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Putting smokers on notice


Monroe County to stop hiring smokers at its prison. Luzerne watching move. WOODS CLIMBS LIST AT NATIONAL One day after spectators were kept away from the golf course because of debris from a violent wind storm, they returned Sunday in full force and got what they expected — Tiger Woods in his red shirt, outlasting Bo Van Pelt in a back-nine duel, and posing with another trophy. It was the 74th win of his career, moving him into second place on the PGA Tour. 1B





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Winning ticket

Mayor believes parking holds potential for pretty penny



ILKES-BARRE – The leasing deal is dead, but the plan to increase revenues from the city’s parking garages, lots and meters is very much alive and kicking. • Mayor Tom Leighton and his administrative staff continue to say that the city’s financial status is improving – yet they remain determined to increase the city’s parking revenues. • Last week the city’s Parking Authority decided not to go forward with Leighton’s proposal to lease the 2,113 garage spaces, 160 surface-lot spaces and 800 parking meters. • With that effort over, Leighton continues to try to capitalize on the assets.

Parking Authority review First up will be to look at the makeup of the five-member parking authority. Two of the five members are serving extended time on terms that expired last year. Leighton could replace Paul Maher, chairman, and/or Ed Katarsky at any time. “We’re looking at our options,” Leighton said. “Our plan is to meet with the authority board and talk about forming a municipal authority that would oversee all of the city’s parking assets.” Currently, the city oversees the Intermodal Transportation Center See PARKING, Page 8A

No big bang for our bucks

For many, Pennsylvania’s fireworks legislation is a real dud.


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Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton, seen outside the Intermodal Transportation Center in the city, hasn’t given up on the idea of getting money out of the city’s parking assets despite recent setbacks.

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works store in Lancaster. “It’s a Catch-22.” In short, the law allows Pennsylvanians to buy only sparklers, sparkle fountains and smoke bombs, but nothing that explodes or propels itself or a projectile into the air. However, people from other states can come into Gerhart’s store and buy all of the rockets, exploding

A neighboring county’s government is following a national trend in asking smokers to butt out of its workforce. Later this summer Monroe County plans to stop hiring smokers to work in its prison and to enforce the ban by adding a nicotine test to its pre-employment drug screen. The rest of the county will follow soon after. The county’s government will join a growing list of employers – in states that don’t ban the practice – who are refraining from hiring smokers to save health care costs and improve workforce health. That group includes several Luzerne County health care and insurance providers. Monroe County plans to begin implementing the policy with its prison because workers there are typically hired in groups and are subject to a pre-employment physical “I think as a major fitness test. Then the nicotine test employer we have will be standard to be concerned for all new hires. Similar policies with the wellness are on the rise in of our employees. the private sector, particularly in the That’s the most health care field, important thing, but Monroe County may be the first and if a dollar is county governsaved at the end ment in Pennsylvania to adopt of that then such a policy. so be it.” County Commissioner John John Moyer Moyer thinks so, Monroe commissioner at least. “If we’re not, I’d certainly like to hear from whoever else did it,” Moyer said. Luzerne County has no immediate plans to follow Monroe County’s lead, and no one in county government has brought up the idea yet, according to county Director of Human Resources Andrew Check. But Check said the county government is paying attention to the move by Monroe County and area employers in that direction. “Like any employer we will continue to watch the trends that develop in the health care and employer marketplace on that particular policy front,” Check said. Moyer said nicotine tests were the “next logical step” for his county since it has already banned smoking in its buildings. It would also improve the overall health of the county work force in the long-run, as all employees would be non-smokers, and will save the self-insured county money because non-smokers generally use health insurance less often, Moyer said.

READING— Since time immemorial Pennsylvanians have struggled to comprehend some of the wacky laws enacted by the Legislature. It is illegal, for example, to open a billiards room on Sundays or to

charge people to tell their fortunes by feeling the bumps on their head. Then there’s the absurd system we created to sell alcoholic beverages from a variety of locations depending on the beverage type, the quantity and alcoholic content. But no Pennsylvania law strains the bounds of common sense for many like the state fireworks law. “It’s a goofy thing,” said Brian Gerhart, manager of the Keystone Fire-


ummmm. It’s … uhhhh. Oh, yeah. I remember. And by doing that, I’ve just broken the spirit of “I Forgot Day.” Now, before you start celebrating by forgetting to pay the parking garage attendant or to put on pants, that’s really not the reason for the day. The idea is to remember things important to others that you might have forgotten. Like a birthday, or anniversary, or …. uhhhhhhh. Can’t think of it right now.

he’s a magician. Yes, he has spider powers, but he also does card tricks. See him fly through the air AND guess your age! The amazingness opens on Tuesday at a theater near you.

>> FOURTH RIGHT: In 1776, founding father John Adams wrote that future generations would celebrate America’s independence day with “pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations.” Leave out the guns, and it sounds like a lot of fun. If you’re in the mood for some “illuminations,” there’ll be plenty of that to go around this week. Fireworks shows are set for Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and the Wright Township Municipal Park in Mountain Top. But probably the biggest area celebration will be on July 4th itself in Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Park. The bombs bursting in air starts at 8 p.m.

>> A LITTLE BIT COUN>> A REAL SWINGER: In 2002, Hollywood graced us with TRY: It often seems like the


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the superhero flick, “Spider-man.” Now, they’re slinging out “The Amazing Spider-man.” See, he’s not just an ordinary Spider-man, he’s AMAZING, which sort of makes it sound like

most successful people to come out of TV’s reality-style talent shows are the runners-up. You’ve

heard of Clay Aiken, Jennifer Hudson and Daughtry? Well, they never won on “American Idol.” Susan Boyle finished second on “Britain’s Got Talent.” And a future country music superstar came in third on 2003’s “Nashville Star.” Miranda Lambert may have that third-place trophy in a box somewhere, but she probably displays her Grammy Award and host of Academy of Country Music Awards a little more prominently. If you want to check her out, head up to the Toyota Pavilion on Montage Mountain this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. She’ll be there.

>> SCREAM MACHINES: Are you a fan of

roller coasters? Do you like to hurtle through the air at 80 mph until your stomach lodges in your esophagus? When you see the words “Plummeting Death Spiral” or “Metal Armageddon,” do you think, “Hey. Sounds like fun?” Then the Travel Channel has got a ride for you. “Insane Coaster Wars” debuts this Sunday at 9 p.m. It’s a show in which viewers vote on the best coasters based on various categories, such as speed, height, twists, turns and whether your socks fly off when you ride them.



MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012

POLICE BLOTTER WILKES-BARRE – A man wanted in a reported stabbing on Old River Road early Sunday morning later turned himself to police in Philadelphia. Michael Joesy, 32, no address available, will be returned to Luzerne County, police said. Details of the alleged assault were not available at press time. WILKES-BARRE – Police said a woman was taken into custody Saturday night after suspected heroin and prescription medication were found in a camera case in her purse. Amity M. Potichko, 38, no address available, was sitting in a truck with a child parked in the Sherman Hills apartment complex when police approached around 10:35 p.m., police said. Potichko had glossy eyes and slurred speech and allowed an officer to search her purse after she said she did not have anything illegal in the vehicle, police said. The officer found eight suspected packets of heroin and two types of suspected Adderall pills, police said. When confronted about the drugs, Potichko said they belonged to her and admitted snorting two packets of heroin before police arrived. She was transported to police headquarters, police said. WILKES-BARRE – Police reported two handguns, a video game system and games were stolen in a burglary at residence on Elizabeth Street. The break-in occurred between 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. NEWTON TWP. – State police on Sunday said the outside of a house on Richard Road was set on fire around 5 a.m. while Brian Peters and his family were inside. The residents escaped the fire and were not injured, said state Trooper John Chervanka. The arson caused moderate damage to the front of the house and attic, he said. Anyone with information about the fire in Lackawanna County is asked to contact South Abington Police Department at 570 342-9111 or the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Unit in Dunmore at 570 963-4292. NUANGOLA – The state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement said a citation was issued to Dale A. Fey Enterprises Inc., doing business as Wheels Bar on Nuangola Road for allegedly selling, furnishing or giving liquor for consumption off premises. The alleged violation occurred on April 22, state police said. The charge will be brought before an administrative law judge who can impose monetary penalties, suspend or revoke a license and also mandate training to educate a license holder on the requirement of being a licensee.


JCC campers meet to recollect Reunion brings attendees together for events. By STEVEN FONDO Times Leader Correspondent

LEHMAN TWP. -- Nostalgic campers from throughout the region descended on the Jewish Community Center’s Holiday House and summer camp reunion on Sunday to reminisce about “the good old days” as part of the summer retreat’s reunion celebration. The summer camp near Harveys Lake has been a favorite destination for area children and features a number of INSIDE: For summer ac- Clicks from the tivities, in- event, see 1C. cluding hiking, swimming, camping, boating and various outdoor skills instruction. The day-long celebration included a number of organized activities, guided tours, nostalgic presentations and plenty of “free time” to allow the 200 returning campers to get reacquainted with the site of many childhood memories. “I spent so many happy summers here,” said Josh Bender, of Washington, D.C., who was part of the event’s organizing committee. “This place is liter-


Jessie Schneider, 8, Jemmi Seeherman, 5, and Nathan Schneider, 6, make crafts Sunday at the Jewish Community Center Day Camp reunion and practice writing their names in Hebrew.

ally alive with happy memories for me. So a few years ago, my brothers and I decided it would be a good thing to organize a summer camp reunion. They shared a lot of the same memories.” Bender said the event was originally scheduled for last summer but was canceled and

rescheduled because of the storms caused by Hurricane Irene that caused moderate damage to the seasonal facility in August. The reunion was held as part of memorial service for longtime camp travel director and counselor Norm Sisle, who passed away recently. A scholarship in Sisle’s honor has been

established by the JCC to defray the cost of post-secondary education. “I haven’t been back here for years,” said Bender, who was a camper and a counselor at the summer facility. “I brought my children with me so they can experience a bit of what this camp has meant to me in my life.”

Judge blocks Miss. abortion law Shutting down of only abortion clinic in state temporarily halted.


JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Mississippi law that could shut down the only abortion clinic in the state. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan in Jackson issued a temporary restraining order the day the new law took effect. He set a July 11 hearing to determine whether to block the law for a longer time. “Though the debate over abortion continues, there exists legal precedent the court must follow,” Jordan wrote.

The law requires anyone performing abortions at the state’s only clinic to be an OB-GYN with privileges to admit patients to a local hospital. Such privileges can be difficult to obtain, and the clinic contends the mandate is designed to put it out of business. A clinic spokeswoman, Betty Thompson, has said the two physicians who do abortions there are OBGYNs who travel from other states. The clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, filed a lawsuit seeking to block the law. The suit says the admitting privileges requirement is not medically necessary and is designed to put the clinic out of business. If Jackson Women’s Health Organization closes, Mississippi would be the only state without an abortion clinic.

When Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed the law, House Bill 1390, he said he wants Mississippi to be “abortion-free.” “Gov. Bryant believes HB 1390 is an important step in strengthening abortion regulations and protecting the health and safety of women,” Bryant spokesman Mick Bullock said in a statement Sunday night. “The federal judge’s decision is disappointing, and Gov. Bryant plans to work with state leaders to ensure this legislation properly takes effect as soon as possible.” In the order, Jordan wrote: “Plaintiffs have offered evidence — including quotes from significant legislative and executive officers — that the Act’s purpose is to eliminate abortions in Mississippi. They likewise submitted evidence that no safety or health con-

cerns motivated its passage. This evidence has not yet been rebutted.” Jordan also wrote that Jackson Women’s Health Organization is “the only regular provider of abortions in Mississippi, and as of the Act’s effective date, JWHO cannot comply with its requirements.” The Center for Reproductive Rights, based in New York, helped file the lawsuit for the Mississippi clinic. The center’s president and CEO, Nancy Northup, said in statement Sunday: “Today’s decision reaffirms the fundamental constitutional rights of women in Mississippi and ensures the Jackson Women’s Health Organization can continue providing the critical reproductive health care that they have offered to women for the last 17 years.

Drilling delay bill is passed ‘Ted’ wins over ‘Mike’ in bear vs. bare battle BOX OFFICE

Pa. legislation would put moratorium on South Newark Basin. The Associated Press

HARRSBURG — The state House and Senate have approved a bill that would slap a moratorium on drilling into the untapped South Newark Basin natural gas reservoir below portions of southeastern Pennsylvania. The provision approved Saturday was in a key piece of budget-related legislation, and was expected to get Gov. Tom Corbett’s signature. The United States Geological Survey estimates the South Newark Basin has 876 billion cubic feet of gas. That’s a fraction of the 141 trillion cubic feet thought to be in the Marcellus Shale formation below much of Pennsylvania. The provision would bar state regulators from issuing drilling permits in the basin until a state agency evaluates the impact of drilling there and the host counties are legally allowed to impose a drilling fee. The moratorium would last until 2018.


LOS ANGELES — It’s both a bear and bull market for Hollywood. The bear is “Ted,” Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane’s comedy for Universal Pictures about a talking teddy bear, which opened as the No. 1 movie with $54.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. And the bulls are baring it in the Warner Bros. release “Magic Mike,” Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh’s malestripper tale that debuted a strong No. 2 with $39.2 million. The two new movies were backed by a deep bench, with Pixar Animation’s Disney fairy tale “Brave” holding up well at No. 3 with $34 million in its second weekend. “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection,” the latest from the dependable breadwinner for Lionsgate Films, opened solidly at No. 4 with $26.4 million. The four movies combined


A Universal Pictures image from the film shows Mark Wahlberg with Ted, the stuffed bear, voiced by Seth MacFarlane in a scene from ‘Ted.’

to keep Hollywood in the money compared to the same weekend last year, when “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” launched with $97.9 million. “Ted’s” opening was the third-highest R-rated comedy debut, behind last year’s “Hangover 2” ($85.9 million) and 2010’s “Sex and the City 2” ($57 million), but it was the biggest ever R-rated non-sequel comedy opening.

The only one that didn’t work among new wide releases was the sibling drama “People Like Us,” which tanked at No. 10 with $4.3 million. “Ted” stars Wahlberg as a guy whose stuffed bear magically came to life when he was a boy, the two growing up together to become slacker, party-boy roommates. Writer-director MacFarlane, the creator of TV’s “Family Guy,” provides the voice of

the bear, while “Family Guy” voice co-star Mila Kunis plays Wahlberg’s girlfriend. The idea of a cuddly teddy bear combined with a foul mouth and MacFarlane’s wicked sense of humor caught fire with audiences, who lifted “Ted” far beyond the opening of $35 million or less that Hollywood generally expected. “In my heart of hearts, I just felt that everybody was starting to talk about this talking bear, and everyone loves Seth MacFarlane, people love his show,” said Nikki Rocco, head of distribution for Universal. “And the marketing campaign did a great job of telling people how fabulous this picture is for an R-rated audience.” “Magic Mike” also far outstripped industry expectations. The weekend was a rare instance where two R-rated movies opened at Nos. 1 and 2, and it followed another unusual weekend where two PGrated movies ("Brave” and “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”) led the box office.

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Biden to view fireworks U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Scranton on Tuesday and conclude his visit by attending the fireworks display on Courthouse Square. Biden, a Scranton native, will visit with friends and campaign supporters, and deliver remarks at the celebration. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the program starts at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. HARRISBURG

State rebates on the way More than 504,000 older homeowners, renters and people with disabilities across Pennsylvania will be issued rebates totaling $237.5 million starting July 1 through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. The Pennsylvania Revenue Department received more than 568,000 rebate applications as of June 25. More than 600,000 older Pennsylvanians and residents with disabilities are expected to benefit from the program this year. The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters; and half of Social Security income is excluded. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. The Revenue Department automatically calculates supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners. The deadline to apply for the rebate program was extended to Dec. 31; rebates will continue to be distributed as claims are approved through the rest of the year. Residents can obtain Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and related information online at or by calling 1-888-222-9190. Forms and assistance also are available at Department of Revenue district offices (listed in the government section of phone directories), local Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers and state legislators’ offices. Claimants who already applied for Property Tax/Rent Rebates may check the status of claims online at or by calling, toll-free, 1-888-PATAXES. The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is one of five programs supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery. Since the program’s 1971 inception, older and disabled adults have received more than $5.1 billion in property tax and rent relief. The expanded portion of the rebate program is paid for with revenue from slots gaming. DUNMORE

Work will delay traffic PennDOT advises motorists of possible traffic delays for the following road work projects this week: • Interstate 81 northbound between Exit 155 (Dorrance) and Exit 159 (Nuangola); left lane closure Monday between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. for bridge deck repair • Interstate 81 southbound between Exit 190 (Main Avenue) and Exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway); two lanes open for pavement grinding.



A tearful good-bye for St. Rocco’s Grief and memories mix at last Mass for Pittston church. By SARA POKORNY

PITTSTON -- Though the members of St. Rocco’s Church in Pittston are grateful to have the Mount Carmel Church community to move to, one that many are quick to say is filled with wonderful people, the mood at the closing Mass on Sunday could only be described in one

way: sadness, bordering on anger. “I just cannot understand why they need to do this,” Cathy Turonis, a member for 70-plus years said. “We are the only church left in the south side of Pittston, and they’re going to move us up the hill. “What about all the older people who walk to church? How are they going to get to Mass now? Will they provide them a shuttle? It just doesn’t seem right,” she said. “I know there have been many church closings around here, all of

them so sad, but there’s just something about this closing that makes it feel like the biggest heartache to the area,” she said. St. Rocco’s Church falls under the Catholic community of St. Joseph Marello along with Mount Carmel Church, the William Street location where St. Rocco’s members will now go. The Roman Catholic church was founded in 1919 by Southern See CHURCH, Page 5A


The Rev. Joseph Sibilano celebrates Mass on Sunday at the closing of St Rocco’s in Pittston.

Hangar plans are offered Investors propose more storage space at Forty Fort airport. By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES


Pennsylvania state troopers and veterans stand at attention behind a memorial for fallen Trooper Joshua Miller during a hometown heroes memorial ceremony Sunday at the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce.

In the line of duty Ceremony pays tribute to our area’s heroes By STEVEN FONDO Times Leader Correspondent


ITTSTON -- An honor guard’s rifle report echoed in the sultry air Sunday as The Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce held a Hometown Heroes Ceremony to honor area military personnel and police killed in the line of duty. A 50-foot flagpole was installed on the grounds of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce in preparation for the dedication event that attracted state and local police, veterans groups and military units from throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Charles A. Adonizio III, president of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce, reads the names of fallen heroes during Sunday’s ceremony in Pittston.

whelming,” he said. Berrettini, 52, a Pennsylvania Army National Guard officer who grew up in Dupont, died on January 11, 2008 nine days after the Humvee he was riding in as a platoon leader was hit by an improvised explosive device in Khowst Province, Afghanistan. DePrimo, 35, a first lieutenant with Delta Company109th Infantry Division 1st Battalion of the Pennsylvania National Guard, was killed on May19, 2008, while serving in Afghanistan when the vehicle in which he was riding was hit with an IED. Kridlo, 33, was killed November 7, 2010 in Kunar, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He lived in Hughestown and was a Pittston Area graduate. Miller, also a Pittston Area grad, was just a week shy of his

The memorial was be dedicated to Lt. Col. Richard Berrettini, 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo, Cpl. Dale Kridlo, state Trooper Joshua Miller and police officer Rodney Pocceschi, who all lost their lives in the line of duty. It’s also dedicated to Capt. T.J. Hromisin, who was critically injured in Iraq. “Seeing our vision become a reality is very gratifying,” said Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce President Charlie Adonizio. “After a year and a half of planning, it’s exciting to see everyone’s hard work pay off. The support has been over- See HEROES, Page 8A

Private investors want to lease land from Luzerne County at the Wyoming Valley Airport in Forty Fort and Wyoming to construct 11 hangars – one for maintenance and 10 for airplane storage. Stephen Krenitsky proposed the idea to county council recently, saying investors recognize the demand for the structures and the county’s difficulty coming up with funds to build them. About 10 people want to rent hangar space to protect their planes, but the existing hangars are filled, he said. Some have been waiting more than a decade for hangar rental space, Krenitsky said. Airport representatives have asked county officials to address the hangar shortage at the countyowned facility for years, saying local aircraft owners who inquire about renting space must be turned away. The 8,000-square-foot maintenance facility would be constructed by a company associated with one of the owners of Valley Aviation, the company hired by the county to operate the facility, Krenitsky said. The building would cost $225,000 and allow for the hiring of more airplane technicians. The 10 hangars would cost a combined $307,000, he said. Roughly $120,000 of the expense involves taxiway work that is eligible for government funding. The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to cover 90 percent, with the remainder split equally by the state and county, he said. A 5 percent county share also is needed for stormwater mitigation work that must be completed before construction, he said. The county’s overall contribution is estimated at $21,000 for the stormwater and taxiway work, Krenitsky said. The project would create See AIRPORT, Page 5A


Man struck and killed Police are investigating the death of Jared Coleman, 23, of Moosic, who died from injuries suffered Friday after being struck by a vehicle on Birney Avenue. Lackawanna County Coroner Timothy Rowland said Coleman died at 2:38 p.m. Saturday at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. An autopsy conducted Sunday revealed he died from multiple traumatic injuries from being struck, said Rowland. The manner of death was ruled accidental, added Rowland.

Law changes help charities get big opportunities for small games This involves raffle limits, licensing and proceeds. By JOHN P. ANISTRANSKI Times Leader Intern

SWOYERSVILLE – Kathy Breznay of Swoyersville said changes enacted this year in state regulations of small games of chance will enable her St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church’sFestivaltohelpcharities even more.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and Department of Revenue held a seminar at the American Legion Post 644 recently to explain small games of chance reforms that will give community volunteer groups, churches and non-profits new fund-raising opportunities. According to state police Sgt. James Jones, these changes to small games were the first in 24 years. They raise raffle limits, address licensing issues and require

CHANGES TO SMALL GAMES OF CHANCE • Individual raffle limits raised to $1,000. • Weekly raffle limits raised to $25,000. • Monthly raffle limits raised to $10,000. • A “regular” license is issued to organizations that own or lease

a specific premises. Other groups are eligible for the “limited occasion” license. • Proceeds must be used for purchasing small games, furthering the public interest or covering operating expenses such as property taxes and utility bills.

programs, women’s programs and homeless programs — that benefit the community,” she said. Under past small-games regulations, individual raffle limits were restricted to $500, while weekly and monthly limits were restricted to $5,000. The Small Games of Chance Act of 2012, signed by Gov. Tom Corbett in February, raised individual limits to $1,000. Weekly

more rigorous reporting of pro- are positives for the community. ceeds. “We put the good deal of our Those changes, Breznay said, money back into charity — youth See GAMES, Page 5A


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Storm power outage could last days Millions face days of 100-degree temperatures without air conditioning. By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press


Heading to the polls in Mexico

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station Sunday in Oaxaca, Mexico. Mexico’s more than 79 million voters headed to the polls to elect a president, who serves one six-year term, as well as 500 congressional deputies and 128 senators.

WASHINGTON — Utility crews untangled downed power lines and tree limbs Sunday, working to get the electricity turned back on for millions of people facing a second day of 100-degree temperatures without modern conveniences like air conditioning and refrigera-

tion. On Saturday, many people flocked to places like malls and movie theaters in the hope the lights would be on again when they returned home. Utilities were slowly making progress, but more than 3 million people still had no electricity and could only watch their thermostats climb. It could be several days before all the power outages are restored. Fourteen people died as a result of the storms. Strong winds from the storms late Friday toppled

til they could clear debris from the streets. When a hurricane is lumbering their way, state officials have time to get extra personnel in place so they can immediately start on cleanup. That wasn’t the case with this storm, known as a derecho — a straight-line wind storm that AP PHOTO sweeps over a large area at high Mike Wolfe’s pickup lies under speed. “Unlike a polite hurricane a fallen tree Saturday in Falls Church, Va. that gives you three days of warning, this storm gave us all massive trees onto cars and the impact of a hurricane withblocked roads, and officials out any of the warning of a hurasked residents not to drive un- ricane,” Maryland Gov. Martin

Budget signed in chaos


Boy Scouts die in crash

ive people died when a vehicle returning to Colorado from a Boy F Scout camp in Wyoming slammed

head-on into a motor home, authorities said Sunday. Among the victims were three Scouts and their adult troop leader, all from Woodland Park, Colo., a town ravaged in recent weeks by wildfires, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported. A 3-year-old passenger in the motor home also died, the Wyoming Highway Patrol said. Four others were injured in the crash on Highway 120 on Saturday near Thermopolis in north-central Wyoming. Their conditions were not immediately known. The Boy Scouts were traveling in a Honda Element, which was one of three vehicles taking a group of Scouts back to the Colorado Springs area. The two other vehicles transporting the Scouts were not involved in the crash. BEIRUT

New plan for Syria rejected

Syria’s main opposition groups rejected on Sunday a new international plan that calls for a transitional government because the compromise agreement did not bar President Bashar Assad from participating. Their reaction held out little hope for an end to more than 15 months of carnage on a day when the main opposition group said 800 people were killed in violence in the past week alone. Opposition activists groups say more than 14,000 people have been killed since the uprising against President Bashar Assad’s authoritarian rule began in March 2011, or on average about 900 a month. TEHRAN, IRAN

Guards plan war games

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards are planning war games this week, including drills with surface-to-surface missiles aimed at models of foreign bases, the official IRNA news agency reported Sunday. It said the maneuvers would begin Monday in Iran’s central desert and last three days. The report quoted Gen. Ami Ali Hajizadeh, chief of the airspace unit of the Guards. He said the message of the maneuvers to “adventurist” nations in the region and the West is that “Iran will respond to any possible evil” in a “strong and crushing” way. PITTSBURGH

Pa. agency removes records

Pennsylvania has removed millions of public records from a state court system website, and while a statewide newspaper group says that’s a troubling policy shift, an online privacy expert says say it’s reasonable. State officials say they are just treating the electronic copies like paper ones, which are destroyed after a certain period of time. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg first reported that the records which were removed involve minor crimes, traffic offenses, landlordtenant disputes and small lawsuits. Records of serious crimes are still kept for decades. Edward Spreha, a Harrisburg-based defense attorney who frequently deals with traffic cases, said that the change will make it harder to find the criminal and civil court records of his clients, potential clients and witnesses. Steve Schell, a spokesman for the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, said the core issues are consistency and privacy.

O’Malley said. The bulk of the storm damage was in West Virginia, Washington and the capital’s Virginia and Maryland suburbs. At least six of the dead were killed in Virginia, including a 90-yearold woman asleep in her bed when a tree slammed into her home. Two young cousins in New Jersey were killed when a tree fell on their tent while camping. Two were killed in Maryland, one in Ohio, one in Kentucky and one in Washington.

Pa. governor signs $27.7 billion spending plan. By MARC LEVY Associated Press


A secret service agent looks over the burnt homes Friday in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood damaged by the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Mass destruction Residents tour Colorado wildfire blaze site


By MEAD GRUVER Associated Press

OLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Melted bowling balls in the front yard were among the strange sights that met C.J. Moore upon her return Sunday to her two-story home, now reduced to ashes by the worst wildfire in Colorado history. “Which is just hysterical. You wouldn’t think bowling balls would melt,” she told the Associated Press by phone from the scene in her Mountain Shadows neighborhood.

Moore was one of many residents allowed temporary visits to the most devastated of the area’s neighborhoods. Almost 350 homes burned to the ground last week in the Waldo Canyon fire, one of many still raging across the West. About 10,000 people remain evacuated, down from more than 30,000 at the peak of the fire, but authorities said Sunday morning they hoped to lift more evacuation orders later in the day. The 26-square-mile fire, one of many burning across the West, was 45 percent contained as of Sunday morning. Two bodies were found in the ruins of one house, one 346 destroyed in this city 60 miles south of Denver. The victims’ names haven’t been released. Among the fires elsewhere in the

West: • Utah: Fire commanders say Utah’s largest wildfire has consumed more than 150 square miles and shows no sign of burning itself out. Hundreds of firefighters are trying to hold the Clay Springs fire from advancing on the ranching towns of Scipio and Mills on the edge of Utah’s west desert. • Montana: Crews in eastern Montana strengthened fire lines overnight on a 246-square-mile complex of blazes burning about 10 miles west of Lame Deer. • Wyoming: A wind-driven wildfire in a sparsely populated area of southeastern Wyoming exploded from 8 square miles to nearly 58 square miles in a single day, and an unknown number of structures have burned. About 200 structures were considered threatened.

A BLM helicopter drops water on flames near Pocatello, Idaho, where 66 homes have burned.

• Idaho: Firefighters in eastern Idaho had the 1,038-acre Charlotte fire 80 percent contained Sunday but remained cautious with a forecast of high winds and hot temperatures that could put hundreds of homes at risk. • Colorado: The last evacuees from the High Park Fire in northern Colorado have been allowed to return home as crews fully contained the blaze. The 136-square-mile fire killed one resident and destroyed 259 houses, a state record until the fire near Colorado Springs.

GOP gives final health law word to voters Leaders bet that law’s unpopularity the November election,” said Senate tive, provided the pivotal vote in that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, decision by ruling that the penalty was will drive Democrats from power. calling the law the “single worst piece By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Republican congressional leaders said Sunday that voters — not the Supreme Court — will have the final word on President Barack Obama’s health care law come November. And they are betting that the law’s unpopularity will be enough to drive Democrats from power. The White House’s response? Bring it on. “We’ve got one last chance here to beat Obamacare, and we can do that in

of legislation” passed in modern times. White House chief of staff Jack Lew countered that he believes most Americans want to put the health care debate to rest. “I actually think the American people want us to focus on the economy, on creating jobs and moving forward,” said Lew. Republicans and Democrats have been wrangling for the upper hand in the health care debate since last week’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the law’s mandate that individuals buy health insurance or face a penalty. Chief Justice John Roberts, a conserva-

legal under the government’s taxing authority. While technically handing a political victory to Obama, Roberts’ ruling invigorated Republicans eager to cast the law as a new tax. “The American people do not want to go down this path,” said House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio. Democrats refute the characterization of the law, even as Roberts handed them a technical victory by voting to uphold the law. Lew said the mandate would impact only 1 percent of Americans — those who can afford health insurance but refuse to buy it.

HARRISBURG — Despite Republican domination of the Capitol, the final hours before Gov. Tom Corbett signed his second budget Saturday night were chaotic, with latenight votes, 11th-hour negotiations to seal deals and several senators almost hollering at each other over an obscure natural gas basin underneath southeastern Pennsylvania. Corbett signed the $27.7 billion no-new-taxes general appropriations bill 15 minutes before midnight Saturday, the centerpiece of several long-term Corbett victories delivered by the Republican-controlled Legislature. The bill actually went to his desk Friday, but he waited for passage of companion pieces of legislation that were integral to the budget, crucial to his agenda or adorned with lawmakers’ pet provisions. With heavy support from Democrats, he won approval for two different tax credits: one designed to entice a subsidiary of Netherlandsbased oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC to build a massive new petrochemical refinery and another designed to advance his agenda to open up taxpayer-financed alternatives to public schools. He also cemented an overhaul of how public school teachers’ classroom performance will be evaluated, and he eased his former chief of staff and longtime friend, Bill Ward, into his dream job of being a judge. But action on many items in the final 36 hours before Corbett signed the budget veered between hastily called committee meetings, lastminute amendments and last-ditch talks. The governor had his defeats: Top Republicans blamed him for being unable to sway support for provisions he wanted to encourage more privately run, taxpayer-funded charter schools. Much of Friday and Saturday was devoted trying to iron out disagreements between House and Senate Republicans on the subject. When compromise efforts finally stalled Saturday, Republicans in each chamber unveiled their own competing education bill dozens of pages long just minutes before voting on them. The budget plan for the 2012-13 fiscal year that began Sunday passed with just 14 Democratic votes. It authorizes a spending increase of about 1.5 percent, largely for debt, pensions and health care for the poor, as well as to help fill an approximately $160 million shortfall in the just-finished fiscal year. Meanwhile, it is projected to deposit around $350 million to $400 million into reserves, cut businesses’ taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars and slash hundreds of millions of dollars from services for the poor, homeless, troubled and disabled.



Police planes are grounded

Flying speed traps too costly By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press

NEW YORK — Highway signs throughout New York warn that when it comes to catching speeders, the long arm of the law extends even into the sky. “State Police aircraft used in speed enforcement,” they say. Actually, lead-footed drivers hitting the interstates for the Independence Day holiday can keep their eyes on the road. The New York State Police, who once routinely used planes to clock motorists, haven’t written a single ticket in that manner since at least 2005. “It hasn’t been entirely eliminated,” Sgt. Kern Swoboda, a state police spokesman, said of the signs. “We still have the airplanes.” But in these budget-conscious times, he said, launching aircraft to catch speeders just isn’t fiscally prudent. New York is one of several states to scale back the use of aircraft for traffic enforcement in recent years because of budget cuts or concerns about cost-effectiveness. Typically, aerial enforcement programs involve a plane, a pilot, a spotter to time vehicles as they travel between lines painted on the road and several cruisers to pull people over and issue tickets. “That ain’t cheap,” Swoboda said. He added that updated laser technology now allows a trooper on the ground to get speed readings over long distances and in heavy traffic — two situations where aircraft used to be superior. “So what better way to do it than have three guys at a U-turn?” Swoboda said. “We found that it was far more efficient, and a lot less expensive.” A full accounting of which law enforcement agencies have curtailed the use of aircraft for speed enforcement was unavailable, but the list includes some states that had previously made robust use of the tactic. The California Highway Patrol still has 15 planes used to catch speeders, but spokeswoman Fran Clader said that as the department’s annual air operations budget has dropped from about $12 million to $8 million, aircraft became more focused on supporting searches and pursuits. “We still enforce speed with the fixed-wing aircraft but in a much-reduced capacity,” she said. The Virginia State Police launched an aggressive aerial speed enforcement program in 2000 but largely abandoned regular patrols after 2007. Last year, it flew only one such mission, which resulted in tickets being

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limits were increased to $25,000, and monthly limits were pushed to $10,000. Jones explained that community organizations must now apply for either a “regular” or a “limited occasion” license to host small games, in keeping with new oversight requirements. A “regular” license is issued to organizations that own or lease a specific premises to conduct their business. Other groups are eligible for the “limited occasion” license, which permits only two raffles and three other occasions of small games during a licensed year. Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement applications for licensing now must include an organization’s address, the results from a state police criminal history check for its executive officer and an IRS tax exemption approval letter. The act also demands that proceeds from small games of chance be used for additional purchase of small games, for furthering the public interest or for covering op-

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Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper Bryan Dail looks for speeders on Ohio Route 2 near Vermilion, Ohio.

Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper, center, tickets two motorists caught speeding by a patrol aircraft on Ohio Route 2 near Vermilion, Ohio.

given to 20 drivers, the department said. It flew four missions the year before, none in 2009 and only one in 2008. “Due to economic conditions and mandated budget cuts ... we’ve had to look at cost savings,” said department spokeswoman Corinne Geller. She said it cost about $150 per hour to operate the planes — a figure that includes fuel and maintenance but not manpower. In the past, she said, the speed enforcement flights were paid for with federal grants. But with less federal money coming in lately, resources have been focused on keeping troopers on the road. Planes are still getting a big workout spotting speeders in Ohio and Florida. The Pennsylvania State Police have continued to use aircraft to catch speeders too, issuing 560 citations last year, but now the program faces new limitations. This year, in a cost-cutting move, the department stopped using two of the three airports where its six fixed-wing aircraft had been based. The force is also operating with just three airplane pilots, down from as many as 10 in previous years, said Sgt. Joseph Joynes, supervisor of the aviation patrol’s fixed-wing unit. That means the state now has twice as many planes as people capable of flying them. erating expenses such as property taxes and utility bills. The use of such proceeds must be reported to the Department of Revenue. Leaders of area community groups greeted the changes announced at the seminar with approval. Patti Hargrave of Exeter, manager of her community’s Lithuanian Club, said increased raffle limits giveherorganizationthechanceto raise more money for its neighbors. “We’ll spend the money on benefit events,” she said. “So we’ll be able to raise more. It all goes back to the community.” David Boutt of Wyoming, president of Exeter’s VFW Post 6518, agreed the changes would allow for more community-oriented fundraising. “We’ll donate the money we raise to Little Leagues, mini football, and other local athletic groups,” he said.


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Italian/Sicilian laity. The interior of the church was renovated over the span of a year in 2002, a process overseen by the Rev. Joseph Sibilano, current pastor. “This is the problem,” one parishioner, who wished to remain nameless, said. “This is a gorgeous church that just had so much money and work put into it, and now what? It’s gone? For what?” Passing murmurs of “This is a sad day for us” could be heard as people filed in to Mass. Many members declined to even comment on the situation, while some likened the day to that of a funeral. “I do, I feel like I’m attending a funeral,” Turonis said. “My heart is broken into pieces. I was in denial, even up until yesterday. I kept thinking that maybe the bishop would call us and say, ‘OK, never mind, you can stay open,’ but here we are.” “It’s like going through the process of mourning a death,” Maria Capolarella-Montante, 78, said. Her husband, Chester, along with Ida Bartoli, locked the doors to the building during the closing ceremonies as the two oldest members. “You don’t believe it, you’re in denial, you get angry and then you just get sad. I was baptized here. I can’t believe this is the last Mass,” CapolarellaMontante said. For all the heartache going


Marian Mantione, a member of St. Rocco’s Church for 80 years, wipes a tear from her eye Sunday at the start of the closing service at St Rocco’s in Pittston.

around, there were just as many happy memories. Turonis will never forget the way her family came to be a part of the church. “My mother came over from Italy in August 1934, and on her first day was looking for a place to celebrate a holy day Mass. When my father mentioned St. Rocco’s to her, she said she would go and he said, ‘How? You don’t know anyone here, you don’t know your way around,’ and she told him that the Blessed Mother would guide her, and she said she felt she did. “She attended Mass and felt at home, and our family has Chester Montante, 93, and Ida Bartoli, 96, the two oldest membeen a part of it ever since.” bers, locked the doors to St Rocco’s on Sunday.

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$532,000 in income-producing infrastructure that eventually becomes county property, said Krenitsky, who represents the airport operator and airport advisory board. The investors are seeking 30year land leases to allow time to recoup their investments designing and building the structures, he said. County Manager Robert Lawton said the county must publicly advertise the land lease and construction opportunity to give everyone an opportunity to submit proposals. Krenitsky said he has no problem with public proposals. The county also could opt to build the structures, eliminating the need for private investors, he said. The project will increase air-


A plane taxis in alongside of parked planes after landing at the Wyoming Valley Airport in Wyoming.

port usage and fuel purchases at the 110-acre facility, he said. The county receives a portion of revenue from airport fuel sales. Councilman Stephen A. Urban said he supports the project because it will create jobs and help the economy. Council has the authority to enter into leases, he said. Council Chairman Jim Bo-

beck said council has the ultimate vote, but not until a recommendation is initiated and presented by Lawton and the administration. Council members also asked Krenitsky to address complaints they’ve received from citizens who live near the airport about increased noise and lowflying aircraft. Krenitsky said airport offi-

Planes sit outside of hangers at the Wyoming Valley Airport. A proposal by private investors would bring more storage space to the facility in Wyoming.

cials have been asking each pilot to minimize disruption to residential areas, when possible. The facility is working with the FAA to identify a sparsely populated zone for aerobatic maneuvers, such as the Plymouth flats section, he said. Valley Aviation has 50 flight students, and traffic at the facility has increased 10 to 15 percent in the last five years, he said.


MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012

CATHERINE “KAY’’ DIANDRIOLA, 89, of Old Forge, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at home. She was married 59 years to Theodore “Ted” DiAndriola, who died in 2005.Surviving are two daughters, Bernice DiAndriola, Old Forge; Paula Battista and husband Paul, Moosic; and a son, Theodore, and wife Linda, Old Forge; four grandchildren, Rico and Bria Battista, Marla and Monica DiAndriola; nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. from the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge, followed by Mass at noon at Prince of Peace ParishSt. Mary’s Church, West Grace and Lawrence streets, Old Forge. Interment will be in Old Forge Cemetery. Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. MRS. ANNA (KLEPP) ZEDOLIK, 99, formerly of Hemlock Street, Georgetown section of Wilkes-Barre Township, fell asleep in the Lord early Sunday morning, June 30, 2012, in the Smith Health Care Center, Mountain Top. Surviving are her sons, Matthew J. and Eleanor Zedolik of Wilkes-Barre Township, John J. and Mary Anne Zedolik of Mountain Top; eight grandchildren; 11great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services with Panachida will be conducted on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the John V. Morris-Charles J. Leagus Funeral Home, 281 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre, followed by the Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy at 11a.m. in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre Township. Friends may call Thursday at 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. AUDREY ALANA FREY SMITH, 66, of Pittston, passed away Saturday afternoon, June 30, 2012, at home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Henry Smith Sr., on June 4, 1999. She is survived by two daughters, Beth Myers and fiance David Bowser, of Scranton, and Rebecca Latona and husband Sal, of Pittston; four stepsons, Lloyd Jr., Kenneth, Frank and Jason Smith; a brother, Jerry Painter, and wife Carol, of Larksville; two grandchildren, Amethyst and Alden Myers; and a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Smith. A stepson, Brian Smith, also preceded her in death. Funeral services are Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge. Interment will follow in Memorial Shrine Park, Dallas. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday from noon until services. MILDRED POLIPNY, 85, of Scranton, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Golden Living Center. Born on September 14, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Flannery. She was formerly employed in the silk mills. She is survived by a daughter-inlaw, Mary Ann Polipny, Lake Ariel. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael, and a sister, Bernice Dolf . Arrangements are under the care of the Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., Old Forge. HENRIETTA A. POPLAWSKI, 87, of Wyoming, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre, where she had been a resident for the last month. Funeral arrangements are pending from Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.

Jane E. Evans June 30, 2012

E. Evans, 91, of Mountain Top, entered into eternal rest Jon ane Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Ashley, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Ellen Jones. Jane graduated from Hanover High School, where she was the Valedictorian of the class of 1938. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Mountain Top. Jane was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband, Eugene, in 2011; brothers, Howard, Gilbert, Nelson and Jack Jones, and sister, Katherine Little. Jane was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by sons, Ronald Evans and his wife, Cindy, Mountain Top, and Kenneth Evans and his wife, Wilma, Valley Falls, New York; four grandchildren, Ryan and Bryanna Evans, Renee Best, and Heather Masters; two greatgrandchildren, Teagen and Jared Best, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing. McCune Funeral Home, Mountain Top, has been entrusted with the arrangements. View obituaries online at












Kylee Wambold

Cecilia Rebecca Besecker

June 29, 2012

June 28, 2012

ylee Jane-Marie Wambold, 5 month old, of White Haven, K Carbon County, infant daughter of

Thomas A. Wambold Jr and Karen E. Parker, died suddenly Friday night, June 29, 2012 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Kylee is survived, in addition to her parents, by sister, Kesi Lee Wambold; maternal grandparents, David Parker; Cheryl Whitehead; Rebecca Parker; maternal grandparents; Dianna L. and Todd Johnson; paternal grandmother, Kathy A. Hughes; great-grandparents, Marge Parker; Bruce and Sandra Parker; Diane Nestor; Robert and Darleen Johnson, and Edna Delaplant; great aunts, Susan Parker and Noreen Kelly; aunts and uncles, David and Arlena Parker, Timothy and Tyler Johnson, and Teresa Calabro, all of White Haven, and Crystal and Harry Elder from New Jersey. Kylee also had many cousins and other extended family. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Berwick Street White Haven. Friends

may call Monday, July 2, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 403 Berwick Street, White Haven, or from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Reverend Bob Stover will officiate. Interment will be in Laurel Cemetery, White Haven. To send online condolences or a sympathy card to the family, view Kylee’s obituary on the funeral home website at

Charlotte L. Robak July 1, 2012 Charlotte L. Robak, age 88, of Plymouth, passed away Sunday morning, July 1, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Larksville, she was the daughter of the late John and Hannah Gregart Berkheiser. Charlotte was a graduate of Larksville High School and a member and treasurer of the First Reformed Church of Plymouth. She and her late husband, Al, were the proprietors of Al’s Snack Bar of Plymouth for 38 years. She had also been employed at Sweet Treat of Kingston. Charlotte was a past Mother Advisor to the Wilkes Barre Assembly, No.45 Rainbow for Girls. Her favorite place to be was sitting at a slot machine at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City; though, between trips, the Mohegan Sun would do. She greatly loved her dogs and cats, especially, Josh, who could always be found curled up on her lap. Her capacity for love was unlimited. She was the best Mom and

Nanny in the world to her "girls." She adored her nieces and nephews, loved her Sweet Treat family and, of course, her "boys" from Michael’s. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Al Robak; brothers, John, Willard and Harry Berkheiser and sister, Beatrice Gregory. Surviving are her daughters, Susan Robak of Kingston and Lisa Robak and her partner, Cheryl McMann, and granddaughters, Leslie and Hannah Goyne, with whom she resided in Plymouth; stepson, Paul Robaczewski, and his wife, Dianne, of North Carolina; several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 West Main Street, Plymouth, with Reverend Jack Jones, pastor of the First Reformed Church of Plymouth, officiating. Friends may call Tuesday from 6 p.m. until service time at 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Reformed Church, 33 Willow Street, Plymouth, PA 18651 or the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702. Please visit for directions or to submit online condolences to Charlotte’s family.

FUNERALS ADAMCHAK – Marie, funeral 10:30 a.m. today in the Lehman-Gregory Funeral Home Inc., 281 Chapel St., Swoyersville. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Swoyersville. CURTIN – Sheila, funeral 10 a.m. today in the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St., WilkesBarre. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Parish at St. Mary’s Church of the Immaculate Conception, WilkesBarre. Friends may call 8 a.m. until time of services. EVANS – Ralph, funeral 9 a.m. Tuesday in Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., WilkesBarre. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. today. FARTHING – Ray, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township. GAFFNEY – Thomas, 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. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. JACOBS – Mary, funeral 9 a.m. today in the Mamary-Durkin Funeral Services, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Services at 9:30 a.m. in St. George Maronite Church, Wilkes-Barre. KAVELESKY – Stanley, memorial Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. today in Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains Township. KEIPER – Dorothy, funeral 1 p.m. today in the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home, Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. Friends may call noon until the time of service. LAZEVNICK – Lucille, Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. today in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Duryea. Friends may call 9 to 10 a.m. at the church. LEWIS – William, Sr., memorial service 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Lakeside Skillet Restaurant, Harveys Lake. LUZIO – Josephine, funeral 9 a.m. today in the Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church at Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge. MALESHEFSKI – Genevieve, funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until time of service in the funeral home. NELSON – MaryAnn, funeral 11 a.m. today in the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Mass of Christian Burial

at 11:30 a.m. in St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church, Ashley. PLOSKI – Joseph, Mass of Christian Burial noon today in All Saints Parish, Willow Street, Plymouth. RUDNICK – Michele, Shiva today 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at 253 Reynolds St., Kingston. SIVILICH – Michael, funeral 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke. Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, Nanticoke. Parastas at 6 p.m. today Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. today. TEMPRINE – George, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the Kielty-Moran Funeral Home Inc., 87 Washington Ave., Plymouth. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in All Saints Parish, Plymouth. WYBERSKI – Raymond, Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Sorrows Church of St. Monica’s Parish, West Wyoming. There are no calling hours. ZURINSKI – Marian, funeral 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Victory, Harveys Lake. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today.

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at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. James J. Paisley will officiate. Interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery, Shavertown. Friends may call today 4 to 7 p.m. at the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. In keeping with CC’s bright personality and positive outlook, we are going to make this a colorful gathering. She liked polka dots and “pearls” so if you have them, wear them, make CC proud. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the “CC Besecker Collection for the Arts” payable to and in care of St. Therese’s Church, 61 Davis St., Shavertown, PA 18708.

SSG Joseph “Curt” John Weiss June 30, 2012 SG Joseph “Curt” John Weiss, retired PA Army National Guard, S passed away unexpectedly Satur-

day, June 30, 2012, in Wilkes Barre General Hospital. He was known by his co-workers as “Smokey” and his fellow National Guardsmen as “Gabby.” Born December 25, 1943, in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late Joseph and Clara Kutz Weiss. Joseph retired as a Staff Sergeant from the PA Army National Guard, Battery A, 1st Battalion, 109th Field Artillery, after serving more than 21 years. Prior to that, he served in the Army Federal Reserve and the U.S. Army. He had served a total of 27 years and five months. Joseph retired after 35 years as a 1st Class Maintenance man from Smith Aerospace, formerly King 5th Wheel Co., Mountain Top. He was a member of the Honey Pot Social Club, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and an officer and bartender of the 400 Club, Nanticoke. Joseph was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and camping. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Michael and John. Surviving are his wife, the former Jane Summerfield Weiss; son, Mi-

chael, and his wife, Annette, Nuangola; daughters, Lisa and her husband, Paul Volack, Edwardsville; and Kelly, at home; granddaughters, Madison and Brooke; sisters, Lillian Zanowicz, Nanticoke, and Florence Kotz, Sheatown; nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from St. John’s Lutheran Church, State St., Nanticoke. Interment will be in Nanticoke Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke. There will be no calling hours.

James Ambrose Salmon June 30, 2012 James Ambrose Salmon, who would have celebrated his 88th birthday in October, peacefully passed away Saturday at his favorite place in the world, his Moosic home. A lifelong resident of Moosic, he was the son of the late James A. Salmon and Ellen “Nellie” Ryan. A 1942 graduate of Saint John’s High School, Pittston, he was formerly employed by the Erie Lackawanna Railroad and retired as a letter carrier after 34 years in the U.S. Postal Service. A U.S. Army veteran, he proudly served his country during World War II in England, Normandy and Reims, France. A man of many talents, “Big Jim” was known not only for his physical strength, but for his strength of character. A devout Catholic, he was a man who valued honesty, hard work, integrity, friendship and a good sense humor. Known for his many words of wisdom, he could always be looked to for advice and unyielding support. Possessing exceptional building skills, James enjoyed telling how he and Jane purchased a house that was in the path of what is now Rt. 81and was scheduled for demolition. He performed all of the design, site work, construction and labor to move this house to its present location, where he and Jane transformed it into their home, full of love, humor and happy memories. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, Jim especially took great pride in the many accomplishments of his six grandchildren. He was a fan of all

Regina (Jean) Marie Myers June 30, 2012

Rebecca Besecker, 22, of C ecilia Dallas Township, passed away

after being involved in a fatal car accident in the Allentown area on Thursday, June 28, 2012. CC, as she was known, was born in Geisinger Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, on September 29, 1989. She was born 15 minutes before her twin sister, Courtney. She was the daughter of Theresa M. (Jacobs) and Robert L. Besecker Jr., Dallas Township. She graduated from Dallas High School in 2008 and studied Fashion Merchandising at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pa. CC attended and received her sacraments at the Church of St. Therese in Shavertown. Surviving, in addition to her parents and twin sister, Courtney, are her older brother, Patrick, Harrisburg; younger brother, Andrew, Dallas; paternal grandparents, Robert and Margaret Besecker, Dallas; maternal grandparents, Thomas and Frances Jacobs, East Greenville; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins throughout Pennsylvania. Friends are invited to join CC’s family at St. Therese’s Church, corner of Pioneer Avenue and Davis Street, Shavertown, for a Mass of Christian Burial to be held Tuesday

athletics, especially Penn State and Notre Dame football. Very proud of his Irish heritage, he was privileged to serve as President of Scranton’s Irish Cultural Society and always looked forward to marching with his family and friends in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. James was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca, its Holy Name Society, and a lifelong VFW member. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two infant children; his sisters, Geraldine Salmon, Mary Salmon, Helen Langan, Josephine Meade and brother, former Moosic Police Chief William “Bill” Salmon. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Anna Jane Buck; daughter Margaret “Meg” Swantek, her husband, Mike, and son, Michael, of Moosic; a son, Patrick, and his wife, Kristin, and their five children, Patrick, Meredith, Dean James, Scott and Sean, of Clarks Summit. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would also like to thank Traditional Hospice for their exceptional care and compassion. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday July 3, at 12:30 p.m. at Queen Of The Apostles Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating. Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. There will be no procession from funeral home to church; family and friends are asked to go directly to Queen Of The Apostles Church for Mass. Interment will be held at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow. Online condolences may be made to

Regina J. Myers, 85, of Kingston, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was born on June 10, 1927, in Scranton. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Clark. She graduated from Kingston High School. Before retiring, she was employed at Leader Nursing Center as a certified nurses aide for 30 years. She was a member of Dorranceton United Methodist Church, Kingston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Myers and her sister Ann Bradley. She is survived by her daughters, Karen and her husband, Donald R. Fiske, Kingston; Linda and her husband, G. Frank Gruver, Kingston; Susan and her husband, Paul E. Ostopowicz, Kingston; and Patti Jo, with whom she resided; grandchildren, Erin Fiske, Erica Ostopowicz, Brian Fiske and Ryan Gruver; great-granddaughter, Chloe Fiske; brothers, Joseph Clark, Colorado; John Clark, Scranton; James Clark, Kingston and sister Joan Biniek, Plains. In Jean’s spare time she would enjoy Irish music by John McDermott and going to Clarkes Irish Tea Room on a Saturday afternoon. There was never a day that she did not appreciate her life. She had strong faith and family values. She always enjoyed family gatherings at her house and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchild. Funeral services will be at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, from the Hugh B. Hughes and Son Funeral Home Inc., 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, to be followed by religious services at 10:30 a.m. in Dorranceton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nick Keeney, pastor of Dorranceton United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. Friends may call today from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.

Margaret M. Waskiewicz June 30, 2012


argaret M. Waskiewicz, 92, a resident of Kingston, passed away on Saturday afternoon, June 30, 2012, at The Laurels Nursing Center, Kingston, where she was recently a guest. Born on December 26, 1919 in Plains Township, Margaret was the daughter of the late George and Caroline (Rymar) Waskiewicz. Margaret was a graduate of the former Plains Memorial High School. Following high school, she went on to further her education at Bloomsburg University. Prior to her retirement, Margaret was employed for many years as a secretary for the former Miners National Bank, Wilkes-Barre. In her earlier years, Margaret and her brothers were the owners of the former Lakeview Inn, Harveys Lake. Margaret was a longtime member of Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Plains Township. In addition to her parents, George and Caroline Waskiewicz, Margaret was preceded in death by her brothers, Peter, John, Thomas, Edward and Joseph Waskiewicz; her sisters Mary Swalina, Helen Smigel and Claire Lukesh. Margaret is survived by her sisters Louise Polinski of East Stroudsburg and Dorothy Pritchard of Florida; her sister-in-law, Connie Waskiewicz, of Forty Fort; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at 10 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains Township, with the Reverend Joseph Greskiewicz, pastor, officiating. Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Plains Township. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at the church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort. For additional information or to send the family of Ms. Margaret M. Waskiewicz an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website

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Canada taking steps to curb personal debt


HERE IS LITTLE doubt first-time homebuyers – primarily today’s Generation Y, aka the Millennial Generation – won’t be sending Canadian Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty an invitation to their house-warming parties. But they should, and they also should enclose a personal thank-you note. By reducing the maximum amortization period for new mortgages to 25 years from 30, and lowering the amount of equity that can be borrowed on a home from 85 percent to 80 percent, Flaherty is saving many of these young people from themselves. But if first-time homebuyers want to risk rushing to get over their heads in debt, they have until July 9 before the new regulations kick in. Just don’t

come running to us when your ends no longer meet and creditors have you on their speed dial. Because the recession is still being fought, interest rates at our banks and lending institutions remain so low that the money being borrowed almost seems free. That’s the problem. The average Canadian’s personal debt load has soared to almost unimaginable heights, a level so high that for each dollar earned $1.52 is owed. This is courting disaster. While the new lending rule might not send a chill down Canada’s hot housing market, it might throw some cold water on first-time buyers and force them to buy a home they can actually afford rather than the home they want. The Ottawa Sun, Canada

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I want to live well. But I want to live well right here in the city of Wilkes-Barre.” The Rev. Shawn Walker One of the organizers of the Building Bridges initiative reminded residents of a youth meeting set for 7 p.m. July 26 at the Catholic Youth Center in Wilkes-Barre. The effort grew out of the shooting death of 14-year-old Tyler Winstead.

Egypt facing challenges


T TOOK LONGER than anticipated, but there is finally a victor in Egypt’s first truly competitive presidential elections. Mohamed Morsi, the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, prevailed over former Gen. Ahmed Shafik. The outcome is symbolic on many levels, but most significantly because it is not clear if Morsi is president in any real sense. Egypt’s old order is waging a battle behind the scenes to strip the new administration of any real power. The new president’s powers are uncertain; the interim constitution vests all authority over legislation and the budget, as well as control over the prime minister, in the military council, although Morsi has the power to appoint the Cabinet. The military claims that it will oversee the drafting of yet another constitution and that a

new parliament will be elected. But the fact remains that Egypt has a new, democratically elected president, and he and the people who elected him expect him to govern. Unfortunately, distrust of the Muslim Brotherhood runs deep in Egypt. The challenge now is to find a way for the military to return to the barracks without losing face or undermining the nascent democracy in Egypt. Pressure must be kept on the generals to honor the intent of the revolution and the majority of voters who chose Morsi. Egypt’s politicians can look to Turkey for ways to enshrine democratic principles in a new constitution that would shield the country from creeping Islamic fundamentalism and prevent the military from exercising a veto over politics.


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he failed to secure the Georgian succession it was not through a panda-like disdain for the mechanics of paternity. There have been other losses to the tortoise world – Timothy of Powderham Castle, aged 165, in 2004; Harriet, a giant Galapagos tortoise too, quite falsely believed to have been collected by Charles Darwin, aged 176, in 2006. They had their followers, but George stood alone. That was his sorrow. The Telegraph, London

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SO THE Scranton/WilkesBarre Yankees franchise name soon will go the way of the Red Barons. And fans will have a say in selecting the new team name. Until midnight Thursday, people can submit online suggestions to the team, from which six finalists will be chosen. Fans will then vote for their favorite from the finalist list. The person who offers the winning submission will receive two season tickets for 2013, team apparel and the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a home game. Some people prefer to bring back the Red Barons moniker; I disagree. Been there, done that. It would be like the Boston Red Sox reverting to the Americans or the New York Yankees again taking to the diamond as the Highlanders. Regrettably, only a handful of minor league teams can claim clever, standout names: the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Omaha Storm Chasers and the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Each gives outsiders a glimpse into the region in which the team plays, its heritage and what its people hold dear. With that in mind, when making name suggestions for the erstwhile Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Yankees (aka the 2012 Empire State Yankees), let’s think along those lines. What makes Northeastern Pennsylvania unique? For what is it really known? Well, potholes and congestion are things that quickly come to mind. So how about the Alignments? Or we can name the team after the area’s best known traffic guru and

should go with a two-word team name that truly shows what we are – at least, what we are according to tons of medical studies and health statistics. ANDREW M. SEDER The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre SmokingDrinkers would surely lead to record sales of radio voice, the Rusty Fenders. Of course on hats, shirts, beer mugs, ash trays and just about anything else on which you can fit the Saturday nights the team will be known as name. Imagine the sponsorship opportunithe Shadoe Steeles. ties with Big Tobacco. We could become an Those names not doing it for you? affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. And How about Rampant Corruption? We are many of us could work a night as the team’s certainly known for it. If Altoona can be mascot without having to change into a proud of a nearby 3,485-foot railroad costume. “Curve” that’s listed on the National RegisOne thing for which this region always ter of Historic Places, why can’t we embrace has been known, and which is often regurgiour place as the hotbed of, uh, ethically challenged public servants. We’ve had more tated in statements by economic development officials, is our supposed yeomanthan 30 officials, including county judges and commissioners, indicted on corruption- like “work ethic.” In business speak, that means we will work for less money than related charges over the past four years; schleps in The Lehigh Valley or Philadelwho else can claim that (dubious) distincphia. But let’s sell this region to outsiders by tion? using the term to our advantage. If you don’t mind a slightly tarnished The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Work Ethic. It name, how about the Robert K. Mericles? easily flows off the tongue, though it might Sellouts would be a given, since it seems be challenging to devise a decent mascot. any building with which this commercial real estate developer’s name is affiliated has This name definitely tells people what we’re proud of and what we feel sets us apart from no problem getting filled quickly. the rest. And it will send a message to If we wanted to branch out to create a young ballplayers who come here that you truly regional team name, how about the Frackers? What a great promotion the team truly have to live up to your team’s name, could run. Everyone at the ballpark could be though you’ll probably be underpaid compared to players around the league. given a free case of bottled water to take Go, Work Ethic! Let’s play two! home if the team scores 10 or more runs in a game. Of course, if we really want to sell merAndrew M. Seder is a writer for The Times Leader. chandise by devising an outlandish and Reach him by calling 829-7269 or via email at original nickname in the sporting world, we


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By George, a tortoise RIP IKE MOHICANS AND big spenders, there had to be the last of the Pinta Island tortoises. For some years it had been George, Lonesome George. Now he is no more, cut off in his tortoisy prime of 100 or so. For an unfurry animal, he had great appeal. In some ways his was a privileged life. Not for him the name Ptolemy, with which so many of his smaller cousins had been landed. Latterly, George was lodged in a roomy corral with attractive lady tortoises, and if

By any other name would a baseball team play as sweet?



Community could do more for local Olympian

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oon we will have a young woman from Luzerne County on her way to the Summer Olympics in London. There has been very little coverage from the area’s news media. And I’ve heard little talk from the business community, civic clubs, her alma mater (Dallas High School) or her past and present field hockey team players. This Valley with a Heart (murmur) should proudly stand up and start a fund to help Paige Selenski and her family offset the cost of this once-in-a-lifetime-event trip. If, perchance, Team USA should win a medal, maybe some enthusiasm will permeate throughout the area. My check is made out. Is yours? Until then, where is the Back Mountain? Joe McGraw Shavertown

Declare your freedom from meat-centered diet


very year on the Fourth of July, Americans celebrate their independence from Britain. Many do so by dining on the slain bodies of factory-farmed animals that have never known freedom or had the opportunity to live out their lives free from deprivation and suffering. As vegetarians, we object to the unneces-


sary killing of animals for food, but also to the modern methods of raising them by the thousands in huge confinement sheds, which causes severe physical and psychological suffering. A meat-centered diet also contributes to world hunger, because the feeding of protein crops to animals is an inefficient use of food resources. As Americans become more health conscious, many are taking the advice of contemporary medical professionals and holistic practitioners who advocate cessation of meat consumption and endorse a plantbased diet. Humans also can become immune to antibiotics, since the animals are injected to combat the high stress factor of intensive confinement. Eating barbecued animals on the Fourth of July violates the spirit of the holiday, which celebrates the preservation of life and survival in the face of hardship. Consider the many available and healthy alternatives. Contact Patricia Marks Wilkes-Barre


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Wednesday 4th causes confusion

Travellers are uncertain and businesses worry about losing money. By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Business Writer


Family, friends and others honored hometown heroes Sunday at a memorial ceremony in Pittston.

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35th birthday when he was killed on June 7, 2009, in a gun fight with a man who kidnapped his own 9year-old son during a custody exchange at the boy’s home in Nazareth. Pittston native Pocceschi, 33, was killed in the line of duty as a Virginia Beach, Va., police officer

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on June 23, 2003, during a traffic stop. A crowd of family and friends sheltered from the sun under several big tops lining the chamber’s parking lot along Columbus Boulevard, as several area dignitaries and clergy paid tribute to the fallen servicemen. A lone trumpeter blew Taps as a flag was raised in the heroes’ honor. “This is what makes this country what it is,” said one state trooper, moved by the proceedings. “Today, I am proud to be an American.”

“Ultimately, city council will have to decide whether to raise taxes, reduce services or lay off employees. We don’t want a situation in WilkesBarre like we’ve seen in other cities like Scranton and Harrisburg.”

and the parking meters. The parking authority oversees the garages and surface lots. “The city needs to seek ways to increase revenue without adversely affecting taxpayers,” Leighton said. “Parking is one area we will look at.” Leighton feels parking rates are low compared to other cities. Motorists pay 25 cents per hour at the city’s meters – a bargain, says the mayor. The parking authority recently increased its monthly rates from $55 to $70. “What do you pay when you Mayor Tom Leighton travel outside the area?” Leighton asked. “The parking meter rates could increase to an amount there is definitely room for improvement in the city’s parking the market can bear.” program,” Leighton said. New revenue needed He will meet with authority The mayor said the city needs members soon, although nothing an infusion of revenue from new is scheduled. But a new municisources. He said he first looked at pal authority could be on the parking when he assumed office city’s horizon. in 2004. Increasing parking revenues was part of the city’s finan- Mayor: Explore options Before the parking authority cial recovery plan, he said. Over the last several years, Leighton voted to halt the leasing process, said, the city has regained its Leighton said he met with memcredit rating and it now has op- bers to try to explain why they should look at the deal with an tions to raise revenue. He said refinancing bond is- open mind. He bristled when sues at lower interest rates could asked about authority members’ provide savings because of the claims they were given short nocity’s improved credit rating. But tice for teleconferences and without new sources of revenue, meetings. He looks at the entire process the city can expect some tough challenges in the years ahead, he as a lost opportunity. “We could have ended up with said. “Ultimately, City Council will $20 million to put in a lock box to have to decide whether to raise be used only when needed,” taxes, reduce services or lay off Leighton said. “We would never employees,” Leighton said. “We spend that money frivolously. Now don’t want a situation in Wilkes- we will explore other options.” Maher said the parking authorBarre like we’ve seen in other cities like Scranton and Harris- ity will discuss the municipal authority idea with Leighton. burg.” “I really don’t know what it Leighton said two of the six companies that responded to the would entail,” Maher said. “And parking authority’s request for what would become of the parkqualifications indicated they ing authority? You can’t abolish it would consider trying to find fi- under state law.” But it could abolish itself – by a nancial partners to comply with the city’s request for $20 million majority vote of its members. Leighton doesn’t have three in upfront money. Northwest Financial and Cen- votes – yet. By replacing Maher tral Parking said they would bid and Katarsky with people who to lease the city’s parking and felt would be more apt to vote the strongly they could find investors mayor’s way, an agreement willing to pay the $20 million, he would be reached much sooner than anyone expects. said. “I don’t expect to be kept on “During this process over the last several months of speaking the board,” Katarsky said. “The to many people involved in the mayor will replace us to get what parking industry, I’ve learned he wants.”

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projectiles and other, more powerful fireworks they want — as long as they agree to leave the state with the merchandise. The law does allow Pennsylvanians to display fireworks if they get a permit from officials in the municipality where the fireworks will be set off. To get a permit, you have to have the local fire chief inspect and approve the area where you plan to use the

fireworks and post a bond of at least $500 to cover any damage or injuries that might occur. “You have to leave Pennsylvania to buy the good stuff,” Gerhart said. “We wish we could sell it to Pennsylvanians. We feel bad when people ask us why they can’t buy fireworks. But we don’t make the law.” Customers have to show a state-issued ID card when they enter the store. Out-of-state residents have the run of the store and all its merchandise. Pennsylvania residents are escorted to an area of the store that features only the tamer merchandise.

NEW YORK — Who knew the calendar could cause so much vacation heartburn? For the first time in five years Independence Day falls on a Wednesday, leaving travelers unsure when to celebrate and worrying those who make a living off tourists. “The midweek holiday seems to have travelers confused,” said Anthony Del Gaudio, vice president of hotel sales for Loews Hotels, which isn’t seeing the normal July Fourth spike in bookings. Those who sell vacations say this year’s calendar gives Americans more options: Tack on Saturday through Tuesday or Thursday through Sunday to the holiday, or just take the entire week off. But consumers’ confidence has been waning. Now, some aren’t happy about having to burn an extra vacation day or two to get that long weekend. From 2008 through 2011, the work holiday fell on either Friday or Monday, so employees and their families got an automatic three-day weekend, similar to Memorial Day and Labor Day.


Pat Burns of San Diego prepares her luggage for check-in at Miami International Airport. Burns, after an overnight stay in Miami, is traveling to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador on July 4.

“It’s irritating because everybody wants those three, four-day holiday weekends,” said Tom Donohue, who runs an HIV awareness program based in Charlottesville, Va. In recent years, he’s traveled to see family in Pennsylvania, including his father whose birthday is on July 2. There’s swimming and boating on the Susquehanna River and — of course — fireworks. Not this year. Donohue plans to stay local,

savings those days off “for an actual vacation,” a Caribbean cruise in October. Others are determined to have their summer holiday no matter what. Alicia Hutton, her husband and their two daughters are flying from Boston to Baltimore to see family. The parents had to take two extra days off from their jobs to make the Wednesday-Saturday trip work. “It’s not ideal because normally we would tack on one day to a long weekend,” Hutton said. AAA, one of the nation’s largest travel agencies, projects 42.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home between July 3 and July 8. That’s roughly the same amount that traveled in 2007, the last time July Fourth fell on a Wednesday. Last year, when the holiday fell on a Monday, 40.3 million people traveled. But before you think it’s a big increase, note that AAA’s economists changed how they estimated the number of travelers: They used a six-day period this year compared to five last year. “In general, we think that travel from last year is pretty flat,” said Shane Norton, a director at IHS Global Insight, which provides economic forecasting and research for AAA. The economy weighs heavily on families’ travel plans.

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Productivity loss quantified On average, direct medical expenses and lost productivity cost approximately $3,856 per smoker per year, according to a 2010 U.S. Surgeon General’s Office report. Smokers incur about $16,000 more in lifetime medical expenses than their non-smoking peers and miss two to four more days work annually, according to the same report. “I think as a major employer we have to be concerned with the wellness of our employees,” Moyer said. “That’s the most important thing, and if a dollar is saved at the end of that then so be it.” Though it may be one of the first governments to test new DON CAREY/THE TIMES LEADER hires for tobacco use, Monroe County follows several Luzerne Smokers pause Thursday around noon outside the rear of the Luzerne County Courthouse. The County employers who are al- county is watching a move in Monroe County to stop hiring smokers to work in its prison ready doing so. According to the American said. “Or how to get rid of them. plemented, Fjelseth added, though it has rescinded job of- Lung Association, 26 states The policy is more a kinder and Blue Cross tobacco free Blue Cross of Northeastern fers to applicants found to use have enacted laws protecting gentler approach of, how do we smokers. In addition, California, 20 years from now not have Pennsylvania instituted a tobac- tobacco. New York and Colorado do not smokers be a part of our work co-free employment policy in have specific smoker’s rights force?” 2010, as part of an ongoing cam- Geisinger now screens Alice Dalla Palu, Executive The Geisinger Health System laws but protect smokers under paign to improve employee health that includes rewards and also implemented nicotine broader laws prohibiting em- Director of Tobacco Free Northincentives for employees who screening Feb. 1 after a similar ployers from discriminating east Pa, applauded Monroe make efforts to improve their campus-wide smoking ban and against employees who engage County’s decision to institute pre-employment tobacco in lawful activities. health and, in 2009, the banning wellness initiative rollout. Smokers aren’t a protected screens, and said her group en“As a result of implementing of smoking on all company propthe no-smoking policy on our class under federal employment courages “all workplaces to proerty. vide tobacco treatment services In addition to the freeze on campus we had individuals who law. Beyond the legal questions, for their employees and to enhiring smokers, the insurance quit smoking because of that, company provides smoking ces- and who were thankful because Moyer said Monroe County still courage their employees to sation classes and will cover the of it,” said Margaret Heffers, has a number of questions to quit.” Dalla Palu said pre-employfull cost of certain prescription Geisinger’s associate vice presi- iron out before or soon after it drugs that help employees quit. dent of human resources. “And implements the no-smokers pol- ment drug testing is not new and there is a trend of employers Human Resources Vice Presi- we have many non-smoking em- icy. incorporating tobacco into For one thing, the county ployees who were delighted as dent T.J. Fjelseth said the policy doesn’t currently track which those tests, particularly in the well.” is already paying off. Community Health Systems, employees smoke. There also health care field. The rate of smokers on Blue “There is nothing of any value Cross’ work force is now half operator of Wilkes-Barre Gener- are questions of how to deal to any tobacco product, it’s simwith smokers who beat the test, al Hospital, has banned smoking that of the area at large, and in the three years since the compa- on company property but has no and nonsmokers who add smok- ply a toxin,” Dalla Palu said. “Therefore when employers are ny’s buildings went smoke free, plans to test employees for to- ers to family insurance plans. “Maybe an employee doesn’t looking at health care costs and preventative care has topped bacco use. Several national companies, smoke when he’s hired, but looking at value, they’re encoucancer and heart disease as the company’s top health care ex- including Alaska Airlines and what’s to say the rigors of county raging employees to quit and the Union Pacific Railroad, have government don’t push him into saying we’re not going to hire penditure. “Going from 2010 to 2011 our for years refused to hire smokers smoking,” Moyer said. “There people who smoke, because of per-employee medical care cost in states that allow the practice. are a lot of bridges that need to the health care costs.” Dalla Palu added that employMoyer said Monroe County is be crossed before we proceed.” dropped,” Fjelseth said. “Most ers should also provide support companies these days are ecstat- waiting for its solicitor to sign for smokers to quit, but the moic if they can keep the claims ex- off on the legality of the policy Healthy lifestyle promoted tivation to quit should be incenMoyer said the county is more before it goes into effect. pense increases to the single diMore than half of American focused on encouraging a tive-based rather than punitive. gits.” The insurer hasn’t seen a de- states prohibit discrimination healthy lifestyle than on puni- Such support also should be free of cost to the employee who crease in qualified applicants against those who smoke out- shing smokers. smokes, as “there can be no bar“We haven’t spoken about, side the workplace, but Pennsylsince the nicotine test was imlet’s get rid of them,” Moyer riers,” she said. vania isn’t among them. “We don’t even let them into the area where the good stuff is,” Gerhart said. As Democratic chairman of the state House Judiciary Committee, Reading state Rep. Thomas R. Caltagirone said he has seen his share of laws that might have made sense when they were enacted but seem zany now. “Goofy, that’s a good way to put it,” Caltagirone joked. “I sometimes think we (legislators) should take a year off from writing new laws and go back over the books and get rid of laws that don’t make sense anymore.” Caltagirone joined an effort

several years ago to strike down antiquated laws, one regulated the times that gas street lamps were required to be lighted and turned off. Currently, he said, he was not aware of any efforts to change the way fireworks are sold in the state. Meanwhile, the American Pyrotechnic Association, the trade group that represents licensed fireworks dealers, reports that since 2000, fireworks laws have been amended or relaxed in 10 states. Since 1980, fireworks sales have risen dramatically from about 41 million pounds to more than 200 million pounds.

“With the liberalization of consumer fireworks laws and record-breaking backyard fireworks usage, the number of fireworks-related injuries and fires has dramatically declined,” said Julie L. Heckman, executive director of the association. Heckman said fireworks-related injuries are down from 2000, when the trend in relaxing consumer fireworks laws started. Fireworks and explosives actually are covered in the state Crimes Code, Chief County Detective Michael J. Gombar said. Despite the convoluted na-

ture of the state fireworks law, or perhaps because of it, arrests for violations of the fireworks law and prosecutions of offenders are rare, he said. “I’ve been with district attorney’s detectives since 2004 and have no records of investigating or assisting in this type of criminal investigation,” Gombar said. “Back in my Reading police vice years, 1979 to 2004, I do recall being involved with a search warrant and arrest of a city resident for selling illegal fireworks from his home.” The actual enforcement of the law is left to local police departments.





MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012


Seven Rangers chosen as All-Stars

Three Yanks make starting lineup

R.A. Dickey, the New York Mets’ knuckleball specailist, leads the majors with 12 wins and could become just the second knuckleballer to start an All-Star game.

By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer


NEW YORK — Josh Hamilton is set to lead a Texas parade to the All-Star game. Now, fans will decide if Chipper Jones gets one final appearance or whether it’s time for teen sensation Bryce Harper. Hamilton drew a record total of more than 11 million votes, and the slugger was among seven

bottom line.” Washington fastballer Stephen Strasburg and Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey were two of the 66 players chosen by fans, managers and big leaguers for the showcase July 10 in Kansas City. So was 20year-old Angels rookie outfielder Mike Trout, who leads the AL in hitting at .339 and drew more See ALL-STARS, Page 4B

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Top-tier names not on dotted lines yet

Rangers chosen Sunday as AllStars. A trio of San Francisco Giants rallied in the last week to claim spots while three Yankees also made the starting lineup. “I don’t think the Texas Rangers have to apologize because we’ve got good players,” AL manager Ron Washington of Texas said. “I certainly didn’t pick my guys being selfish, I picked them very deserving of being All-Stars,

Spanish conquistadors reign

Former Penguin Jordan Staal agrees to 10-year contract extension with Carolina. The Associated Press

Ryan Suter and Zach Parise chose to take time to sort through offers from a slew of suitors on the first day of NHL free agency. “I don’t expect a quick decision,” Suter’s agent, Neil Sheehy, wrote in an email Sunday to The Associated Press. Suter Parise, meanwhile, said he thinks he’ll make a decision by today after not signing a deal to stay with New JerParise sey and becoming a free agent. “I’m not at liberty to say right now who’s in or anything like that,” Parise told reporters. “But just because it got to noon, by no means does that say that the Devils aren’t one of my top teams.” The Carolina Hurricanes, though, started free agency by locking up their big trade acquisiSee NHL, Page 4B

MOVES BY PENGUINS After the Pittsburgh Penguins and defenseman Matt Niskanen agreed to a two-year, $4.3 million deal, and the Pens re-signed WilkesBarre/Scranton goalie Brad Thiessen to a one-year deal Saturday, Pittsburgh added several players who could end up seeing time with the Baby Pens on Sunday. Goalie Jeff Zatkoff was signed away from the Los Angeles Kings with a two-year contract. He will earn $525,000 in Pittsburgh and $105,000 with the Baby Pens, the same figures as Thiessen. Zatkoff played with Manchester last season. Left wing Steve MacIntyre reupped with a new two-year contract (terms not released). Center Riley Holzapfel, a secondround pick by Atlanta in 2006, played with St. John’s and Syracuse last season. He signed a one-year, $525,000 contact ($105,000 with Baby Pens). Former New York Islanders defenseman Dylan Reese, an Upper St. Clair native, joins his hometown organization. He got a one-year, $600,000 deal ($105,000 with Baby Pens). Former Winnipeg left wing Tanner Glass takes a depth role with Pittsburgh, agreeing to a two-year, $2.2 million deal. Also, Aaron Ashman left the Penguins organization, signing with the New York Rangers. And former WBS Penguins fan favorite Colby Armstrong signed with the Montreal Canadiens.


Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas lifts the trophy after the Euro 2012 soccer championship final in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday.

Win is Spain’s 3rd straight major soccer title By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer

KIEV, Ukraine — Just like clockwork, Spain’s “tiki taka” passing game tore Italy apart. The World Cup champions controlled the play Sunday in the European Championship final, as they usually do. They moved the ball up the field with short pass after short pass, as they usually do. But, incredibly, they also managed to score a whopping four goals, something they don’t usually do. It all added up to a 4-0 win over


Italy and a third straight major SPAIN soccer title for Spain. “We won being true to our ITALY playing style, and by moving the ball the we way we moved it we knew how to take charge of the match,” said Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, the team’s captain. “What we do is difficult but we make it look easy.” Casillas and Spain striker Fernando Torres also made their own histories. Torres became the


first man to score in two European Championship finals, and Casillas played in his record 100th victory in international soccer. Spain’s other goals on Sunday at the Olympic Stadium came from David Silva, Jordi Alba and Juan Mata. “We were superior to Italy,” said midfielder Xavi Hernandez, perhaps Spain’s most influential player over the last four years. “We played a complete game and perhaps the best of the entire European Championship. We made history.” Four years ago at Euro 2008,

Spain ended a 44-year drought of major titles, beating Germany1-0 in the final to start a run that has been unmatched by any other team in history. Although they lost to the United States in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup in 2009, snapping a record 15-game winning streak, the Spanish have been nearly impossible to beat in competitive matches. A year after that game against the Americans, Spain opened the 2010 World Cup with a loss to See EURO, Page 4B


Being second-best meaningful to Woods

His 74th career win moves him past Jack Nicklaus into 2nd place on the PGA Tour. By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

wind storm, they returned Sunday in full force and got what they expected — Woods in his red shirt, outlasting Bo Van Pelt in a back-nine duel, and posing with another trophy. “Yesterday was a silent day,” Woods said. “I think everyone saved up for today. What an atmosphere to play in front of.” Woods closed with a 2-under 69 — at one point going 41 holes without a bogey on a Congressional course that was tougher than when it held the U.S. Open last year — and won for the third time this year. It was the 74th win of his career, moving him past Jack Nicklaus into second place on the PGA Tour,

BETHESDA, Md. — The flight of his shot into the 18th green was so pure that Tiger Woods immediately started walking and twirled his club, knowing that it effectively wrapped up another win at the AT&T National. Making it even more special was the sound of thousands of fans at Congressional to see it. One day after spectators were kept away from the golf course because of debris from a violent See GOLF, Page 4B



Tiger Woods waves to the gallery on the 18th after winning the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.


Plenty of finds on FA heap

OK, RAISE your hand if you drafted any of these players: Josh Reddick, Jed Lowrie, Edwin Encarnacion, Carlos Ruiz or Chris Capuano. If you have your hand up, you’re either lying, or have an uncontrollable urge to lift your arm. Back in March, no one predicted the fantasy seasons these guys are having. They weren’t even on the obligatory “sleeper” lists. Reddick and Lowrie were Red Sox castoffs, Encarnacion was a strikeout machine with some power, Ruiz was a “catcher” not a “hitter,” and Capuano was promise unfulfilled. But if you were lucky enough to grab them off the waiver wire, their new title is fantasy all-star. Now, the trick is to find the next batch of fantasy surprises to help power a nice second half run. They’re out there. Waiting patiently in the waiver wire shelter for a nice, new owner to come along and adopt them. YOU want to be that owner. Why? Because you want to win, don’t you? … Yes. It’s OK to raise you hand to that one. THEY’RE PROBABLY ALREADY GONE, BUT CHECK ANYWAY: There are a couple of Diamondbacks in the rough that top this list: Second baseman Aaron Hill and pitcher Wade Miley. Hill won’t last long after hitting for his second cycle in 12 days. He’s had some nice power seasons in the past and that’s a bonus at the 2B position. Miley’s velocity and ability to “miss bats” has been questioned by some people with the word “expert” on their business cards. But his nine wins and 2.87 ERA suggest that he’s doing just fine. He had a rare bad outing on Saturday night, but that shouldn’t stop you from seeking him out. Another guy you hope has fallen through the cracks is A’s pitcher Jarrod Parker. In 10 starts this season, he’s given up two earned runs or less in eight of them. Of course, in those other two starts he gave up six runs. When you get a young pitcher you will have to endure some inconsistency. But Parker’s upside is very high. CHEAP AND EASY STEALS: Sex sells when you put together your roster. Not sex as in the “wink, wink, nudge, nudge” kind of thing, but sex as in the “sexy” stat categories like HR and RBI. Stolen bases need some fantasy love too – they are a stat, after all, and often get overlooked. If your team is sorely lacking in the SB department, try these prodigious pilferers. The Cubs’ Tony Campana leads the majors with 25 stolen bases, and he’s not an everyday player. When he does play, he runs. The Marlins’ Emilio Bonifacio has 20 SB on the year – and he’s been on the DL since May 18. He’ll be back and running after the All-Star break. He was probably drafted and then dropped. Go see if he’s available. And the Twins’ leadoff hitter Ben Revere is batting .320 and has 15 SB. The Minnesota offense will never be confused with the ’31 Yankees, but Revere is still a nice source for runs, steals and average. GRAB THESE GUYS NOW. I SAID NOW!: If you’re having problems getting production from your catcher position, give up a roster spot for the Rockies’ Wilin Rosario. The 23-year-old is

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MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012

L O C A L C A L E N D A R TODAY'S EVENTS SENIOR LEGION BASEBALL Greater Pittston at Back Mountain Plains at Hazleton Area Tunkhannock at Swoyersville Wilkes-Barre at Mountain Post-B YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL Back Mountain at Wilkes-Barre Mountain Top at Nanticoke Old Forge at Tunkhannock

TUESDAY, JULY 3 PREP LEGION BASEBALL Back Mountain at Nanticoke YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL Swoyersville at Greater Pittston Wilkes-Bare at Old Forge LITTLE LEAGUE (All games 6 p.m. unless noted) District 16 10-11 Baseball South Wilkes-Barre at Nanticoke Pittston City at Mountain Top District 31 10-11 Baseball West Pittston at Bob Horlacher Exeter at Kingston/Forty Fort Back Mtn. American at Back Mtn. National District 16 Major Baseball South Wilkes-Barre at Mountain Top District 31 Major Baseball Back Mountain American at West Pittston District 16 Junior Baseball Jenkins/Pittston at Avoca/Dupont, 5:30 p.m. Plains at Duryea/Pittston Twp., 5:30 p.m. District 31 Junior Baseball Swoyersville at Northwest, 5:30 p.m. West Side/Plymouth at Kingston/Forty Fort, 5:30 p.m. Back Mountain No. 1 at Greater Wyoming Area, 5:30 p.m. District 16 Senior Softball Plains at Mountain Top, 5:30 p.m. Section 5 Major Softball (at North Pocono LL) Bob Horlacher vs. North Pocono, 5:30 p.m. Nanticoke vs. Carbino Club, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 PREP LEGION BASEBALL Moscow at Dunmore, 9 a.m. Valley View at Abington White, 11 a.m.

W H A T ’ S



COLLEGE SOFTBALL 9 p.m. ESPN2 — World Cup, championship game, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City


8 a.m. NBCSN — Tour de France, stage 2, Vise to Tournai, Belgium


7 p.m. ESPN — N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay ROOT – Houston at Pittsburgh YES – N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay


7 p.m. SE2, WYLN – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Lehigh Valley


8 p.m. NBC — Olympic Trials, finals, at Omaha, Neb.


7 a.m. ESPN2 — The Championships, round of 16, at Wimbledon, England 8 a.m. ESPN — The Championships, round of 16, at Wimbledon, England

N A S C A R Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 Saturday At Kentucky Speedway Sparta, Ky. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (8) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 267 laps, 137.7 rating, 47 points, $176,470. 2. (19) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 267, 98.7, 42, $136,860. 3. (3) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 267, 124.6, 42, $164,776. 4. (7) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 267, 112.4, 40, $109,770. 5. (9) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 267, 104.3, 39, $141,646. 6. (1) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 267, 119.2, 39, $135,271. 7. (20) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 267, 93.3, 37, $130,871. 8. (10) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 267, 104.8, 36, $111,349. 9. (16) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 267, 101, 35, $124,160. 10. (2) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 267, 120.4, 36, $132,368. 11. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 267, 90.5, 33, $127,321. 12. (15) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 267, 82.4, 32, $89,960. 13. (12) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 267, 81.9, 31, $108,818. 14. (31) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 267, 68.5, 30, $110,476. 15. (17) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 267, 78.7, 29, $112,043. 16. (6) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 267, 91.9, 28, $106,524. 17. (34) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 267, 62.6, 28, $105,068. 18. (21) Casey Mears, Ford, 267, 69.8, 27, $94,743. 19. (14) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 267, 66.7, 25, $100,793. 20. (25) Carl Edwards, Ford, 266, 80.4, 24, $121,951. 21. (11) Greg Biffle, Ford, 266, 84.7, 23, $85,885. 22. (18) Joey Logano, Toyota, 266, 67.5, 22, $85,635. 23. (38) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, 266, 54.6, 21, $77,410. 24. (29) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 266, 62.3, 20, $116,035. 25. (23) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 266, 61.7, 19, $103,880. 26. (13) Aric Almirola, Ford, 266, 61.5, 18, $113,721. 27. (28) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 265, 52.9, 17, $96,193. 28. (40) David Gilliland, Ford, 265, 49.9, 16, $85,957. 29. (33) David Ragan, Ford, 263, 47.1, 15, $75,810. 30. (39) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 262, 49.2, 14, $73,735. 31. (41) Ken Schrader, Ford, 262, 36.7, 13, $82,170. 32. (22) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 231, 50.8, 12, $126,085. 33. (26) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, accident, 209, 66.5, 11, $81,010. 34. (5) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, accident, 208, 73.4, 10, $117,118. 35. (42) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, engine, 144, 37.8, 9, $72,910. 36. (32) David Stremme, Toyota, vibration, 71, 31.4, 8, $72,860. 37. (30) Josh Wise, Ford, vibration, 60, 30.9, 7, $74,305. 38. (35) Michael McDowell, Ford, brakes, 58, 34.1, 6, $72,703. 39. (24) Scott Speed, Ford, brakes, 55, 38.8, 5, $69,950. 40. (27) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, overheating, 52, 33.6, 0, $69,850. 41. (43) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, vibration, 47, 28.3, 3, $77,800. 42. (37) Mike Bliss, Toyota, overheating, 18, 29.5, 0, $69,745. 43. (36) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, electrical, 12, 27, 1, $69,317. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 145.607 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 45 minutes, 2 seconds. Margin of Victory: 4.399 seconds. Caution Flags: 4 for 24 laps. Lead Changes: 17 among 6 drivers. Lap Leaders: Ky.Busch 1-33; B.Keselowski 34-43; Ky.Busch 44; T.Kvapil 45; Ky.Busch 46-96; J.Johnson 97-98; Ky.Busch 99-129; D.Hamlin 130-149; J.Johnson 150; C.Mears 151; D.Hamlin 152-187; J.Johnson 188-203; D.Hamlin 204-205; B.Keselowski 206-207; Ky.Busch 208-209; J.Johnson 210-211; B.Keselowski 212-267. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): Ky.Busch, 5 times for 118 laps; B.Keselowski, 3 times for 68 laps; D.Hamlin, 3 times for 58 laps; J.Johnson, 4 times for 21 laps; T.Kvapil, 1 time for 1 lap; C.Mears, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. M.Kenseth, 633; 2. D.Earnhardt Jr., 622; 3. J.Johnson, 610; 4. G.Biffle, 608; 5. D.Hamlin, 565; 6. K.Harvick, 565; 7. C.Bowyer, 557; 8. M.Truex Jr., 556; 9. T.Stewart, 545; 10. B.Keselowski, 537; 11. C.Edwards, 503; 12. Ky.Busch, 495.

B O X I N G Fight Schedule July 6 At the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas (ESPN2), Javier Fortuna vs. Cristobal Cruz, 10, junior lightweights; Magomed Abdusalamov vs. Maurice Byarm, 10, heavyweights. July 7 At Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif. (HBO), Nonito Donaire vs. Jeffrey Mathebula, 12, for Domaire’s WBO-IBF super bantamweight title; Kelly Pavlik vs. Will Rosinsky, 10, super middleweights; Vanes Martirosyan vs. Ryan Davis, 10, junior middleweights.




T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Added DH Jim Thome to the 25-man roster. Recalled RHP Miguel Gonzalez from Norfolk (IL). Optioned RHP Tommy Hunter and OF Xavier Avery to Norfolk. NEW YORK YANKEES—Acquired RHP Chad Qualls from Philadelphia for a player to be named or cash. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Agreed to terms with RHP Chase DeJong. National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Signed RHP Ben Sheets to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Mississippi (SL). COLORADO ROCKIES—Recalled LHP Drew Pomeranz from Colorado Springs (PCL). Optioned RHP Guillermo Moscoso to Colorado Springs. Eastern League TRENTON THUNDER—Announced RHP Danny Farquhar has been assigned to the team.


National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS—Signed D Sheldon Souray to a three-year contract, RW Brad Staubitz to a two-year contract and D Jordan Hendry to a one-year contract. Agreed to terms with D Bryan Allen on a threeyear contract. BUFFALO SABRES—Signed F John Scott to a one-year contract. CAROLINA HURRICANES—Signed C Jordan Staal to a 10-year contract extension through the 2022-23 season. Re-signed F Brett Sutter to a oneyear contract. Agreed to terms with G Justin Peters on a two-year contract. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Agreed to terms with D Sheldon Brookbank on a two-year contract. COLORADO AVALANCHE—Signed F P.A. Parenteau to a four-year contract. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Traded D Marc Methot to Ottawa for LW Nick Foligno. Signed D Adrian Aucoin, G Curtis McIlhenny and LW Jonathan Audy-Marchessault. DALLAS STARS—Signed D Aaron Rome to a three-year contract. DETROIT RED WINGS—Agreed to terms with G Jonas Gustavsson on a two-year contract and F Jordin Tootoo on a three-year contract. Signed F Damien Brunner to a one-year contract. EDMONTON OILERS—Signed F Ryan Smyth to a two-year contract. Signed D Justin Schultz to a twoyear entry-level contract. FLORIDA PANTHERS—Agreed to terms with G Scott Clemmensen on a two-year contract extension and C Greg Rallo, RW Jon Rheault and G Dov Grumet-Morris on one-year contracts. Signed D Filip Kuba to a two-year contract. MINNESOTA WILD—Signed C Zenon Konopka and C Torrey Mitchell. MONTREAL CANADIENS—Signed LW Brandon Prust to a four-year contract and D Francis Bouillon, F Colby Armstrong, G Cedrick Desjardins and F Michael Blunden to one-year contracts. NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Signed F Kevin Henderson to a one-year contract. Agreed to terms with G Chris Mason and F Brian McGratton on one-year contracts. NEW YORK ISLANDERS—Agreed to terms with F Brad Boyes. F Matt Watkins and D Jon Landry on one-year contracts and D Matt Carkner on a threeyear contract. NEW YORK RANGERS—Agreed to terms with D Stu Bickel and F Micheal Haley. OTTAWA SENATORS—Acquired D Marc Methot from Columbus for C Nick Foligno. Signed F Shane Prince to a three-year entry-level contract. Signed F Guillaume Latendresse and D Mike Lundin to a oneyear contracts. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS—Re-signed G Michael Leighton. PHOENIX COYOTES—Signed RW David Moss to a two-year contract and G Chad Johnson to a oneyear contract. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS—Signed C Sidney Crosby to a 12-year contract extension. SAN JOSE SHARK—Signed F Adam Burish to a four-year contract. ST. LOUIS BLUES—Signed G Mike McKenna, D Scott Ford and D Taylor Chorney. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Re-signed D Evan Oberg to a one-year contract. Signed F Benoit Pouliot to a one-year contract, D Sami Salo to a two-year contract and D Artem Sergeev to a three-year entry level contract. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS—Signed F Jay McClement and F Matt Frattin to two-year contracts. VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Signed D Jason Garrison to a six-year contract. WINNIPEG JETS—Agreed to terms with D Derek Meech and F Alexei Ponikarovsky. Agreed to terms with F Jason King on an AHL contract.


NEW MEXICO—Named Brandon Mason video administrator for men’s basketball.

M L B B A S E B A L L 2012 All-Star Game Rosters July 10 at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City (x-starter;y-injured, will not play) American League Pitchers Ryan Cook, rh, Oakland Matt Harrison, lh, Texas Felix Hernandez, rh, Seattle Jim Johnson, rh, Baltimore Joe Nathan, rh, Texas Chris Perez, rh, Cleveland David Price, lh, Tampa Bay Fernando, Rodney, rh, Tampa Bay y-CC Sabathia, lh, N.Y. Yankees Chris Sale, lh, Chicago White Sox Justin Verlander, rh, Detroit Jered Weaver, rh, L.A. Angels C.J. Wilson, lh, L.A. Angels Catchers Joe Mauer, Minnesota x-Mike Napoli, Texas Matt Wieters, Baltimore Infielders Elvis Andrus, Texas x-Adrian Beltre, Texas Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland Miguel Cabrera, Detroit x-Robinson Cano, N.Y. Yankees x-Prince Fielder, Detroit x-Derek Jeter, New York Ian Kinsley, Texas Paul Konerko, Chicago White Sox Outfielders x-Jose Bautista, Toronto x-Curtis Granderson, New York x-Josh Hamilton, Texas Adam Jones, Baltimore Mike Trout, L.A. Angels Mark Trumbo, L.A. Angels Designated Hitters Billy Butler, Kansas City Adam Dunn, Chicago White Sox x-David Ortiz, Boston National League Pitchers Matt Cain, rh, San Francisco Aroldis Chapman, lh, Cincinnati R.A. Dickey, rh, N.Y. Mets Gio Gonzalez, lh, Washington Cole Hamels, lh, Philadelphia Joel Hanrahan, rh, Pittsburgh Clayton Kershaw, lh. L.A. Dodgers Craig Kimbrel, rh, Atlanta Lance Lynn, rh, St. Louis Wade Miley, lh, Arizona Jonathan Papelbon, rh, Philadelphia Stephen Strasburg, rh, Washington Houston Street, rh, San Diego Catchers Yadier Molina, St. Louis x-Buster Posey, San Francisco Carlos Ruiz, Philadelphia Infielders Jose Altuve, Houston Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs Ian Desmond, Washington x-Rafael Furcal, St. Louis Bryan LaHair, Chicago x-Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco x-Dan Uggla, Atlanta x-Joey Votto, Cincinnati David Wright, N.Y. Mets Outfielders x-Carlos Beltran, St. Louis Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Jay Bruce, Cincinnati x-Melky Cabrera, San Francisco Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado x-Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Giancarlo Stanton, Florida All-Star Game Voting July 10 at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City American League Final: Released July 1 FIRST BASE — 1, Prince Fielder, Tigers, 4,574,347. 2, Paul Konerko, White Sox, 3,494,305. 3, Mark Teixeira, Yankees, 2,692,531. 4, Mitch Moreland, Rangers, 2,412,863. 5, Albert Pujols, Angels, 2,406,379. SECOND BASE — 1, Robinson Cano, Yankees, 5,806,958. 2, Ian Kinsler, Rangers, 4,967,247. 3, Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox, 2,443,487. 4, Jason Kipnis, Indians, 1,240,588. 5, Robert Andino, Orioles, 1,001,908. SHORTSTOP — 1, Derek Jeter, Yankees, 6,656,949. 2, Elvis Andrus, Rangers, 4,065,719. 3, J.J. Hardy, Orioles, 2,000,843. 4, Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians, 1,640,362. 5, Alcides Escobar, Royals, 1,326,642. THIRD BASE — 1, Adrian Beltre, Rangers, 4,613,180. 2, Miguel Cabrera, Tigers, 4,196,585. 3, Alex Rodriguez, Yankees, 2,521,702. 4, Evan Longoria, Rays, 2,288,504. 5, Mark Trumbo, Angels, 1,529,310. OUTFIELD — 1, Josh Hamilton, Rangers, 11,073,744. 2, Curtis Granderson, Yankees, 5,587,026. 3, Jose Bautista, Blue Jays, 4,971,155. 4, Adam Jones, Orioles, 3,966,456. 5, Nelson Cruz, Rangers, 3,903,003. 6, David Murphy, Rangers, 2,463,385. 7, Nick Swisher, Yankees, 2,184,518. 8, Austin Jackson, Tigers, 1,907,915. 9, Jeff Francoeur, Royals, 1,721,636. 10, Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners, 1,518,531. 11, Brett Gardner, Yankees, 1,381,846. 12, Alex Gordon, Royals, 1,268,934. 13, Nick Markakis, Orioles, 1,233,400. 14, Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics, 1,230,808. 15, B.J. Upton, Rays, 1,224,025. CATCHER — 1, Mike Napoli, Rangers, 4,317,718. 2, Joe Mauer, Twins, 2,922,422. 3, Matt Wieters, Orioles, 2,393,977. 4, A.J. Pierzynski, White Sox, 2,082,030. 5, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox,

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1,717,494 DESIGNATED HITTER — 1, David Ortiz, Red Sox, 4,986,979. 2, Michael Young, Rangers, 3,604,042. 3, Adam Dunn, White Sox, 2,199,388. National League FIRST BASE — 1, Joey Votto, Reds, 7,343,110. 2, Brandon Belt, Giants, 3,912,945. 3, Lance Berkman, Cardinals, 2,385,979. 4, Freddie Freeman, Braves, 1,993,139. 5, Ryan Howard, Phillies, 1,402,457. SECOND BASE — 1, Dan Uggla, Braves, 3,831,375. 2, Brandon Phillips, Reds, 3,164,460. 3, Jose Altuve, Astros, 2,397,322. 4, Freddy Sanchez, Giants, 2,289,147. 5, Rickie Weeks, Brewers, 1,908,235 SHORTSTOP — 1, Rafael Furcal, Cardinals, 3,972,921. 2, Brandon Crawford, Giants, 3,666,897. 3, Troy Tulowitzki Rockies 2,776,412. 4, Jimmy Rollins, Phillies, 2,465,314. 5, Starlin Castro, Cubs, 2,185,278. THIRD BASE — 1, Pablo Sandoval, Giants, 5,743,542. 2, David Wright, Mets, 4,133,380. 3, David Freese, Cardinals, 3,423,915. 4, Chipper Jones, Braves, 2,730,644. 5, Placido Polanco, Phillies, 2,108,388. OUTFIELD — 1, Melky Cabrera, Giants, 7,521,784. 2, Carlos Beltran, Cardinals, 6,469,408. 3, Matt Kemp, Dodgers, 5,462,757. 4, Ryan Braun, Brewers, 5,355,752. 5, Angel Pagan, Giants, 4,540,370. 6, Matt Holliday, Cardinals, 3,314,023. 7, Andrew McCutchen, Pirates, 3,181,538. 8, Hunter Pence, Phillies, 2,656,900. 9, Andre Ethier, Dodgers, 2,636,168. 10, Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies, 2,318,038. 11, Michael Bourn, Braves, 2,268,197 12, Shane Victorino, Phillies, 2,238,194. 13, Jason Heyward, Braves, 1,936,179. 14, Aubrey Huff, Giants, 1,913,528. 15, Corey Hart, Brewers, 1,847,985. CATCHER — 1, Buster Posey, Giants, 7,621,370. 2, Yadier Molina, Cardinals, 5,118,865. 3, Carlos Ruiz, Phillies, 4,642,113. 4, Brian McCann, Braves, 2,552,939. 5, Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers, 1,962,695

B A S E B A L L International League North Division W L Pct. GB Lehigh Valley (Phillies) ........... 48 35 .578 — Pawtucket (Red Sox) .............. 47 38 .553 2 Yankees ................................... 46 38 .548 21⁄2 Syracuse (Nationals)............... 43 40 .518 5 Buffalo (Mets)........................... 41 43 .488 71⁄2 Rochester (Twins) ................... 38 45 .458 10 South Division W L Pct. GB Charlotte (White Sox) ............. 48 37 .565 — Norfolk (Orioles) ...................... 42 43 .494 6 Durham (Rays)......................... 40 45 .471 8 Gwinnett (Braves) ................... 38 47 .447 10 West Division W L Pct. GB Indianapolis (Pirates)............... 52 31 .627 — Columbus (Indians) ................. 41 42 .494 11 Toledo (Tigers) ........................ 33 50 .398 19 Louisville (Reds) ...................... 31 54 .365 22 Saturday's Games Indianapolis 10, Louisville 3 Pawtucket 14, Lehigh Valley 1 Durham 12, Buffalo 6 Toledo 8, Columbus 1 Charlotte 5, Gwinnett 3 Yankees 6, Rochester 4 Norfolk 5, Syracuse 3 Sunday's Games Lehigh Valley 8, Pawtucket 5, 9 innings, 1st game Durham 12, Buffalo 6 Gwinnett 6, Charlotte 5 Rochester 5, Yankees 3 Indianapolis 8, Louisville 3, 8 innings Toledo at Columbus, ppd., rain Norfolk 3, Syracuse 2 Lehigh Valley 2, Pawtucket 1, 9 innings, 2nd game Today's Games Rochester at Pawtucket, 6:15 p.m. Columbus at Toledo, 7 p.m. Yankees at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Charlotte at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Durham at Buffalo, 7:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Louisville, 7:05 p.m. Syracuse at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday's Games Durham at Buffalo, 6:05 p.m. Rochester at Pawtucket, 6:15 p.m. Columbus at Toledo, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Yankees at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Louisville, 7:05 p.m. Syracuse at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m.

Eastern League

Eastern Division W L Pct. GB Reading (Phillies)................... 46 35 .568 — 1 Trenton (Yankees) ................. 45 35 .563 ⁄2 New Britain (Twins) ............... 44 36 .550 11⁄2 1 Binghamton (Mets) ................ 36 44 .450 9 ⁄2 Portland (Red Sox) ................ 34 47 .420 12 New Hampshire (Blue Jays) . 31 49 .388 141⁄2 Western Division W L Pct. GB Akron (Indians)......................... 49 33 .598 — Bowie (Orioles) ........................ 41 40 .506 71⁄2 Harrisburg (Nationals)............. 41 40 .506 71⁄2 Erie (Tigers) ............................. 40 40 .500 8 Altoona (Pirates) ...................... 39 41 .488 9 Richmond (Giants) .................. 38 44 .463 11 Saturday's Games Portland 4, Trenton 3 Reading 4, New Hampshire 3 Bowie 9, New Britain 8 Erie 13, Harrisburg 9 Akron 6, Richmond 4 Altoona 8, Binghamton 2 Sunday's Games Trenton 6, Portland 3, 11 innings, 1st game Richmond 6, Akron 0 Altoona 7, Binghamton 4 New Britain 6, Bowie 2 Harrisburg 3, Erie 1 Trenton at Portland, 2nd game, ppd., rain New Hampshire 7, Reading 5 Today's Games Trenton at Portland, 6 p.m., 1st game Altoona at Binghamton, 6:35 p.m. Erie at Harrisburg, 7 p.m. Bowie at New Britain, 7:05 p.m. Richmond at Akron, 7:05 p.m. New Hampshire at Reading, 7:05 p.m. Trenton at Portland, 8:30 p.m., 2nd game Tuesday's Games Trenton at Portland, 6 p.m. Altoona at Binghamton, 6:35 p.m. Erie at Harrisburg, 7 p.m. Richmond at Akron, 7:05 p.m. Bowie at New Britain, 7:05 p.m. New Hampshire at Reading, 7:05 p.m.

New York - Penn League

McNamara Division W L Brooklyn (Mets) ....................... 10 4 Hudson Valley (Rays) ............. 9 5 Aberdeen (Orioles).................. 5 9 Staten Island (Yankees).......... 4 10 Pinckney Division W L Auburn (Nationals)...................... 9 5 State College (Pirates) ............... 8 6 Mahoning Valley (Indians) ........ 7 7 Williamsport (Phillies) ................ 7 7 Batavia (Cardinals) ..................... 6 8 Jamestown (Marlins) ................. 5 9 Stedler Division W L Tri-City (Astros) ....................... 11 3 Vermont (Athletics) ................. 8 5 Lowell (Red Sox) ..................... 5 9 Connecticut (Tigers) ............... 3 10 Sunday's Games Jamestown 7, Auburn 1 Vermont at Connecticut, ppd., rain Brooklyn 3, Hudson Valley 0 Mahoning Valley 9, Williamsport 1 Tri-City 6, Lowell 3 Aberdeen 8, Staten Island 4 State College 1, Batavia 0, 10 innings

Pct. GB .714 — .643 1 .357 5 .286 6 Pct. GB .643 — .571 1 .500 2 .500 2 .429 3 .357 4 Pct. GB .786 — .615 21⁄2 .357 6 .231 71⁄2







AT&T National

Euro 2012

Sunday At Congressional Country Club, Blue Course Bethesda, Md. Purse: $6.5 million Yardage: 7,569; Par: 71 (a-amateur) Final Round Tiger Woods (500), $1,170,000 72-68-67-69—276 Bo Van Pelt (300), $702,000 .....67-73-67-71—278 Adam Scott (190), $442,000 .....75-67-70-67—279 Robert Garrigus (109), $255,938 ......................................70-67-73-70—280 Billy Hurley III (109), $255,938..69-73-66-72—280 Seung-Yul Noh (109), $255,938 ......................................70-68-69-73—280 Jhonattan Vegas (109), $255,938 ......................................71-70-68-71—280 Jason Day (83), $195,000 .........69-72-70-70—281 Hunter Mahan (83), $195,000 ...70-65-73-73—281 Nick Watney (75), $175,500 ......70-72-69-71—282 Brendon de Jonge (63), $143,000 ......................................68-69-69-77—283 Brian Harman (63), $143,000 ....72-73-71-67—283 Martin Laird (63), $143,000 .......72-69-73-69—283 John Mallinger (63), $143,000 ..70-72-68-73—283 Ryan Palmer (56), $113,750 .....74-67-69-74—284 Chez Reavie (56), $113,750 .....72-72-67-73—284 Sang-Moon Bae (52), $91,000 ..75-68-68-74—285 Greg Chalmers (52), $91,000 ...72-71-72-70—285 John Huh (52), $91,000 .............72-73-67-73—285 Greg Owen (52), $91,000 ..........70-75-67-73—285 Daniel Summerhays (52), $91,000 ........................................70-73-69-73—285 Stewart Cink (46), $58,593........70-68-74-74—286 Ben Crane (46), $58,593 ...........77-70-71-68—286 Jeff Overton (46), $58,593.........79-69-68-70—286 Rod Pampling (46), $58,593 .....71-67-75-73—286 Kyle Stanley (46), $58,593 ........72-75-68-71—286 Charley Hoffman (46), $58,593.72-68-71-75—286 Sean O’Hair (46), $58,593.........73-72-67-74—286 Roberto Castro (41), $44,200 ...74-73-70-70—287 Troy Matteson (41), $44,200 .....73-70-69-75—287 Pat Perez (41), $44,200 .............69-69-72-77—287 Marc Leishman (39), $39,325 ...70-70-71-77—288 Jimmy Walker (39), $39,325 .....68-69-75-76—288 Bud Cauley (34), $31,444 ..........73-71-71-74—289 Ben Curtis (34), $31,444............74-74-73-68—289 Martin Flores (34), $31,444 .......75-71-72-71—289 Jim Furyk (34), $31,444 .............73-73-74-69—289 Hunter Haas (34), $31,444 ........74-72-73-70—289 Brandt Jobe (34), $31,444.........70-72-70-77—289 Andres Romero (34), $31,444 ..73-71-74-71—289 Heath Slocum (34), $31,444......76-70-70-73—289 Bobby Gates (29), $24,700........74-68-75-73—290 Bryce Molder (29), $24,700.......78-69-72-71—290 Will Claxton (25), $20,202 .........73-75-71-72—291 Dustin Johnson (25), $20,202...70-76-71-74—291 K.T. Kim, $20,202 .......................72-74-72-73—291 D.J. Trahan (25), $20,202..........75-72-71-73—291 Cameron Tringale (25), $20,202 ........................................74-65-76-76—291 Blake Adams (18), $15,528 .......72-75-72-73—292 Ricky Barnes (18), $15,528 .......74-72-72-74—292 Brian Davis (18), $15,528 ..........74-69-72-77—292 Graham DeLaet (18), $15,528 ..74-74-71-73—292 George McNeill (18), $15,528...73-72-73-74—292 Vijay Singh (18), $15,528...........68-70-73-81—292 Charlie Wi (18), $15,528 ............70-75-74-73—292 Chris DiMarco (18), $15,528 .....76-71-74-71—292 William McGirt (18), $15,528.....72-76-73-71—292 Kevin Chappell (12), $14,430 ...72-73-72-76—293 Harris English (12), $14,430 .....71-74-73-75—293 Ryan Moore (12), $14,430.........73-75-73-72—293 James Driscoll (8), $13,910.......70-76-73-76—295 Ryuji Imada (8), $13,910 ...........72-74-73-76—295 Trevor Immelman (8), $13,910 .74-68-77-76—295 Rory Sabbatini (8), $13,910 .......74-73-73-75—295 Y.E. Yang (8), $13,910...............76-72-72-75—295 Patrick Cantlay, $13,455 ............72-71-71-82—296 Bob Estes (5), $13,455 ..............74-74-73-75—296 Erik Compton (2), $13,130 ........73-73-72-79—297 Charles Howell III (2), $13,130 .70-73-74-80—297 Brendan Steele (2), $13,130 .....71-76-74-76—297 J.J. Killeen (1), $12,870 .............72-75-73-79—299 Brendon Todd (1), $12,740 .......72-76-73-79—300 Gary Woodland (1), $12,610 .....72-74-75-80—301 Made cut did not finish Arjun Atwal (1), $12,350 ..................76-72-74—222 a-Beau Hossler, $0 ...........................71-74-77—222 Justin Leonard (1), $12,350 ............75-71-76—222 Davis Love III (1), $12,350 ..............70-76-76—222 J.B. Holmes (1), $12,025.................72-70-81—223 Vaughn Taylor (1), $12,025.............71-76-76—223 J.J. Henry (1), $11,830 ....................77-71-76—224

O LY M P I C S Olympic Swim Trials Sunday At At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. (All race distances in meters) Men 100 Butterfly 1, Michael Phelps, Baltimore, 51.14 seconds. 2, Tyler McGill, Champaign, Ill., 51.32. 3, Ryan Lochte, Daytona Beach, Fla., 51.65. 4, Tom Shields, Huntington Beach, Calif., 51.65. 5, Davis Tarwater, Knoxville, Tenn., 52.18. 6, Tim Phillips, Vienna, W.Va., 52.54. 7, Eugene Godsoe, Greensboro, N.C., 52.58. 8, Giles Smith, Baltimore, 52.67. 50 Freestyle 1, Cullen Jones, Irvington, N.J., 21.59. 2, Anthony Ervin, Valencia, Calif., 21.60. 3, Nathan Adrian, Bremerton, Wash., 21.68. 4, Josh Schneider, Cincinnati, 21.78. 5, Jimmy Feigen, San Antonio, 21.93. 6, Matt Grevers, Lake Forest, Ill., 22.09. 7, Adam Small, Tempe, Ariz., 22.38. 8, Jason Schnur, Cincinnati, 22.53. Women 200 Backstroke 1, Missy Franklin, Centennial, Colo., 2 minutes, 6.12 seconds. 2, Elizabeth Beisel, Saunderstown, R.I., 2:07.58. 3, Elizabeth Pelton, Fairfield, Conn., 2:08.06. 4, Bonnie Brandon, Denver, 2:09.52. 5, Kylie Stewart, Atlanta, 2:10.68. 6, Teresa Crippen, Conshohocken, Pa., 2:11.79. 7, Jillian Vitarius, Kingwood, Texas, 2:12.69. 8, Kaitlyn Jones, Wilmington, Del., 2:13.26. 800 Freestyle 1, Kathleen Ledecky, Bethesda, Md., 8:19.78 (Olympic trials record, previous 8:20.81, Katie Hoff, July 5, 2008). 2, Kate Ziegler, Great Falls, Va., 8:21.87. 3, Haley Anderson, Granite Bay, Calif., 8:26.60. 4, Choloe Sutton, Mission Viejo, Calif., 8:28.12. 5, Becca Mann, Saint Petersburg, Ill., 8:28.54. 6, Stephanie Peacock, Cape Coral, Fla., 8:30.97. 7, Gillian Ryan, Kutztown, Pa., 8:33.17. Danielle Valley, Lakewood Ranch, Fla., 8:38.90.

Olympic Track Trials

Saturday At Hayward Field Eugene, Ore. (All race distances in meters; q-qualified) Men 110 Hurdles Semifinals (Top two from each heat plus next two fastest advance) Heat 1—1, q-David Oliver, Nike, 13.27. 2, q-Ryan Wilson, Saucony, 13.32. 3, q-Dexter Faulk, Nike, 13.33. 4, Omoghan Osaghae, unattached, 13.43. 5, Joel Brown, adidas, 13.44. 6, Spencer Adams, Clemson, 13.58. Heat 2—1, q-Aries Merritt, Reebok, 13.01. 2, q-Antwon, unattached, 13.22. 3, q-Tyron Atkins, unattached, 13.37. 4, Barrett Nugent, LSU, 13.49. 5, Ronnie Ash, Nike, 13.53. 6, Eddie Lovett, Florida, 13.60. Heat 3—1, q-Jason Richardson, Nike, 12.98. 2, qJeffrey Porter, unattached, 13.19. 3, Kevin Craddock II, Nike, 13.42. 4, Dominic Berger, adidas, 13.50. 5, Devon Hill, Miami, 13.57. 6, David Payne, Nike, 13.65. Final 1, Merritt, Reebok, 12.93. 2, Richardson, Nike, 12.98. 3, Jeffrey Porter, unattached, 13.08. 4, Hicks, unattached, 13.14. 5, Oliver,Nike, 13.17. 6, Faulk, Nike, 13.23. 7, Wilson, Saucony, 13.24. DNF, Akins, unattached. 20,000 racewalk Final 1, Trevor Barron, NYAC, 1:23.00:10; 2, Tim Seaman, NYAC, 1:27:29.48. 3, Nick Christie, unattached, 1:29:47.30. 4, Dan Serianni, World Class Racewalking, 1:32:16.26. 5, Michael Giuseppe Mannozzi, Miami Valley TC, 1:34:12.48. 6, Tyler Sorensen, unattached, 1:34:24.52. 7, Benjamin Shorey Sr., Shore AC, 1:34:45.10. 8, Richard Luettchau II, Shore AC, 1:37:53.68. 9, Ian Whatley, World Class Racewalking, 1:42:21.39. 10, Jonathan Matthews, Shore AC, 1:43:22.82. 11, John Nunn, U.S. Army, DNF. 12, Joshua Wiseman, Miami Valley TC, DQ. Triple jump Final 1, Christian Taylor, Li-Ning, 57-101⁄2. 2, William Claye, Nike, 57-7. 3, Walter Davis, unattached, 54-9 1 ⁄4. 4, Omar Craddock, Florida, 54-33⁄4. 5, Brandon Roulhac, Shore AC, 54-23⁄4. 6, Nkosinza Balumbu, Mizuno/Missouri Valley Track, 53-91⁄4. 7, Rafeeq Curry, Shore AC, 53-71⁄2. 8, Troy Doris, Iowa, 53-7. 9, Aarik Wilson, unattached, 53-5. 10, Zedric Thomas, unattached, 52-63⁄4. 11, Chris Benard, Arizona State, 52-6. Foul, Ryan Grinnell, unattached. Women 200 Final 1, Allyson Felix, Nike, 21.69. 2, Carmelita Jeter, Nike, 22.11. 3, Sanya Richardson-Ross, Nike, 22.22. 4, Kimberlyn, LSU, 22.34. 5, Jeneba Tarmoh, Nike, 22.35. 6, Tianna Madison, Saucony, 22.50. 7, Bianca Knight, adidas, 22.60. 8, Aurieyall Scott, UCF, 22.68. High jump Final 1, Chaunte Lowe, Nike, 6-7. 2, Brigetta Barrett, Arizona, 6-7. 3, Amy Acuff, Asics, 6-43⁄4. 4, Shanay Briscoe, Texas, 6-31⁄2. 5, Gabrielle Williams, unattached, 6-21⁄4. 6, Rebecca Christensen, RIADHA, 6-01⁄2. 7(tie), Tynita Butts, East Carolina; Priscilla Frederick, Saint John’s, 6-01⁄2. 9(tie), Megan Meister, unattached; Megan Seidl, Wisconsin Runner Racing Team, 5-101⁄2. 11, Allison Barwise, Boston, 5-101⁄2. NH, Anntoinette Dudley, Midle Tennessee. NH, Maya Pressley, Auburn.

SEMIFINAL Wednesday, June 27 Donetsk, Ukraine Spain 0(4), Portugal 0(2) Thursday, June 28 Warsaw, Poland Italy 2, Germany 1 FINAL Sunday, July 1 Kiev, Ukraine Spain 4, Italy 0 Euro 2012 Leaders Three Mario Balotelli, Italy Alan Dzagoev, Russia Mario Gomez, Germany Mario Mandzukic, Croatia Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal Fernando Torres, Spain



Pocono Downs Results Sunday Jul 01, 2012 First - $11,000 Pace 1:52.4 6-Who’s Your Maddy (Th Jackson) 5.60 3.20 3.00 1-Tattle Tell Teen (Ho Parker) 15.60 10.00 5-Jj Shark (Br Simpson) 3.80 EXACTA (6-1) $56.00 TRIFECTA (6-1-5) $284.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $71.15 SUPERFECTA (6-1-5-2) $1,310.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $65.51 Second - $9,500 Trot 1:59.4 6-Clete Hanover (Mi Simons) 4.80 3.00 2.10 1-Mcattee (Ja Morrill Jr) 4.40 2.80 2-Ballagio Hanover (To Schadel) 2.10 EXACTA (6-1) $25.60 TRIFECTA (6-1-2) $40.80 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $10.20 SUPERFECTA (6-1-2-3) $213.80 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $10.69 DAILY DOUBLE (6-6) $17.00 Scratched: Pee Wee Hanover Third - $4,500 Pace 1:52.2 7-It’sabouttime (Jo Kakaley) 86.00 13.40 11.60 5-Ccs Lover N (Ja Morrill Jr) 4.00 3.40 1-Worthys Magic (Da Ingraham) 13.40 EXACTA (7-5) $591.40 TRIFECTA (7-5-1) $1,977.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $494.30 SUPERFECTA (7-5-1-9) $57,137.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $2,856.87 Scratched: Players Ball, Exterminator Fourth - $9,500 Trot 1:57.4 4-Missy Goldfire (Ma Kakaley) 3.60 2.80 2.20 2-Perfect Omf (Ja Morrill Jr) 5.20 3.00 5-Toms Miracle Gal (An McCarthy) 2.20 EXACTA (4-2) $23.80 TRIFECTA (4-2-5) $66.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $16.55 SUPERFECTA (4-2-5-6) $276.60 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $13.83 Scratched: Yes Master, Tory Fifth - $6,000 Pace 1:51.3 1-Master Of Wars (Ge Napolitano Jr) 3.80 2.20 2.20 3-Goodbye So Long (Jo Pavia Jr) 2.80 2.20 5-Winbak Prince (An Napolitano) 2.80 EXACTA (1-3) $11.60 TRIFECTA (1-3-5) $41.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $10.30 SUPERFECTA (1-3-5-4) $230.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $11.50 PICK 3 (7-4-1) $1,215.60 Scratched: Ludi Christy Sixth - $12,000 Trot 1:55.1 8-Sir Alex Z Tam (Er Carlson) 16.80 7.00 5.00 7-Dc’s Piggy Bank (Ge Napolitano Jr) 3.60 2.60 9-San Remo Kosmos (Ja Morrill Jr) 6.80 EXACTA (8-7) $64.20 TRIFECTA (8-7-9) $257.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $64.35 SUPERFECTA (8-7-9-5) $1,380.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $69.00 Seventh - $15,000 Pace 1:52.0 1-Astreas Notice (Ge Napolitano Jr) 10.80 5.80 3.80 4-Jack’s Magic Jewel (Ma Kakaley) 6.20 3.80 5-Outahere Hanover (Ty Buter) 5.80 EXACTA (1-4) $72.00 TRIFECTA (1-4-5) $498.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $124.65 SUPERFECTA (1-4-5-3) $2,666.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $133.31 Eighth - $16,000 Trot 1:54.3 3-Home Towne Jeff (Ge Napolitano Jr) 5.60 4.40 2.20 4-Litany Of Lindy (An McCarthy) 20.20 7.40 9-Master Begonia (Da Ingraham) 8.60 EXACTA (3-4) $72.40 TRIFECTA (3-4-9) $642.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $160.55 SUPERFECTA (3-4-9-2) $6,286.80 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $314.34 Ninth - $11,000 Pace 1:52.1 3-Wink N Atcha (Mo Teague) 2.80 2.40 2.20 1-Cane Ridge (Ty Buter) 7.00 4.20 9-Ideal Gift (Ge Napolitano Jr) 4.80 EXACTA (3-1) $10.60 TRIFECTA (3-1-9) $92.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $23.05 SUPERFECTA (3-1-9-8) $327.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $16.35 PICK 4 (8-1-3-3 (4 Out of 4)) $466.40 Tenth - $18,000 Trot 1:53.3 3-Opening Night (Ma Kakaley) 2.60 2.60 2.10 7-Definitely Mamie (An McCarthy) 7.60 2.80 2-Man About Town (Ho Parker) 3.40 EXACTA (3-7) $20.00 TRIFECTA (3-7-2) $100.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $25.00 SUPERFECTA (3-7-2-4) $1,414.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $70.71 Eleventh - $8,500 Pace 1:52.4 9-Brave Call (Jo Pavia Jr) 7.00 4.60 2.80 7-Itchy Pickle’s (Ge Napolitano Jr) 4.00 2.20 4-Art’s Son (Er Carlson) 2.60 EXACTA (9-7) $21.80 TRIFECTA (9-7-4) $66.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $16.55 SUPERFECTA (9-7-4-8) $703.60 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $35.18 Twelfth - $8,500 Trot 1:56.4 4-Red Victor (Er Carlson) 38.20 8.20 5.80 2-Little Rooster (Jo Pavia Jr) 2.20 2.20 3-Crystal Sizzler (An Napolitano) 4.20 EXACTA (4-2) $122.80 TRIFECTA (4-2-3) $322.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $80.65 SUPERFECTA (4-2-3-6) $673.60 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $33.68 PICK 3 (3-9-4) $298.80 Scratched: Dreamnwillie, Up Down N Around Thirteenth - $6,000 Trot 1:55.4 4-Spit N Shine (Jo Pavia Jr) 5.20 3.20 2.20 1-Grace N Charlie (Ma Romano) 5.00 3.40 6-Eng-Amer Davanti (An Napolitano) 5.60 EXACTA (4-1) $18.40 TRIFECTA (4-1-6) $94.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $23.50 SUPERFECTA (4-1-6-2) $253.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $12.65 Scratched: Lotsa Speed Nz, Winsome Wonder Fourteenth - $9,000 Pace 1:51.4 8-White Mountain Top (Ty Buter) 13.40 7.00 6.00 3-San Antony-O (Th Jackson) 9.60 4.80 5-Dave Panlone (Er Carlson) 2.60 EXACTA (8-3) $95.00 TRIFECTA (8-3-5) $613.80 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $153.45 SUPERFECTA (8-3-5-1) $3,918.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $195.92 LATE DOUBLE (4-8) $55.00 Total Handle-$314,998 Saturday Jun 30, 2012 First - $25,000 Pace 1:49.2 1-Rock To Glory (Ge Brennan) 4.40 2.60 2.10 5-Dial Or Nodial (Da Miller) 3.00 2.20 3-Rockin Glass (Ge Napolitano Jr) 2.60 EXACTA (1-5) $9.80 TRIFECTA (1-5-3) $43.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $10.90 SUPERFECTA (1-5-3-6) $574.60 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $28.73 Scratched: Cinderella Guy, As Bad As Thunder Second - $16,000 Pace 1:48.2 6-Hrubys N Luck (Ge Napolitano Jr) 4.40 2.60 2.40 8-Legacy N Diamonds (Ya Gingras) 3.80 2.80 5-Nine Innings (Ti Tetrick) 5.40 EXACTA (6-8) $16.20 TRIFECTA (6-8-5) $103.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $25.85 SUPERFECTA (6-8-5-1) $415.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $20.77 DAILY DOUBLE (1-6) $14.00 Third - $18,000 Pace 1:50.0 2-Sand Summerfield (Ge Napolitano Jr) 10.20 4.40 3.40 1-Lambretta (Ty Buter) 5.20 4.80 3-Quik Jolt (Th Jackson) 4.00 EXACTA (2-1) $45.20 TRIFECTA (2-1-3) $217.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $54.40 SUPERFECTA (2-1-3-7) $1,215.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $60.77 Fourth - $8,500 Pace 1:52.2 9-Odin Blue Chip (Ja Morrill Jr) 8.60 5.00 3.40 6-Donnie Bop (Th Jackson) 7.00 6.00 2-One Tough Hombre (Ty Buter) 4.40 EXACTA (9-6) $78.20 TRIFECTA (9-6-2) $337.80 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $84.45 SUPERFECTA (9-6-2-8) $3,456.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $172.81 Fifth - $12,000 Pace 1:51.2 3-Sody’s Moonshine (Ya Gingras) 56.60 24.80 6.80 2-Mobile (Ja Morrill Jr) 6.20 3.40 7-Royal Morn (Ma Kakaley) 6.20 EXACTA (3-2) $341.40 TRIFECTA (3-2-7) $3,701.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $925.40 SUPERFECTA (3-2-7-8) $40,153.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $2,007.66 PICK 3 (2-9-3) $1,773.40 Sixth - $18,000 Pace 1:50.2 3-Pet Rock (Br Sears) 3.20 2.80 2.20 7-Great Vintage (Ji Takter Jr.) 23.80 14.60 1-Europan Union (Jo Campbell) 5.00 EXACTA (3-7) $111.40 TRIFECTA (3-7-1) $487.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $121.85 SUPERFECTA (3-7-1-5) $1,900.80 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $95.04 Seventh - $14,000 Pace 1:52.0 2-Rader Detector (Da Miller) 8.60 3.40 2.60 1-Excel Nine (Ja Morrill Jr) 5.20 3.60 4-High Wire Kat (Ge Napolitano Jr) 4.20

BULLETIN BOARD CAMPS/CLINICS Miners Baseball is hosting a summer baseball and softball camp from July 16-20 at Connell Park Little League. Cost is $150 and the times will run from 9-12:30. Coaches Joe Ross and Bill Zalewski will be directing the camp with 12 high school and college coaches. Questions and camp brochure please inquire at Misericordia University will host its Soccer Success Camp, July 2-6. The co-ed camp is open to children from the ages of 7-14. Training groups, mini-clinic and lecture, scrimmages and an optional swim will be provided. The cost is $115 and includes lunch. For more information please visit or call 674-6397. West Side United Soccer Club is hosting a week-long camp from July 23 - July 27 for players ages 3-16. Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp will be taking place in partnership with West Side United. Players are divided by age. The camp features an all British coaching staff, free camp t-shirt, free soccer ball, free soccer poster, individual skills evaluation, 1,000 touches Camp Curriculum, and a daily World Cup Tournament. Camp will be held at John Mergo Community Park, Plymouth, PA. For further information please contact Camp Coordinator Matthew Detwiler at 779-7785 or visit or contact Regional Director Ian Edwards at 443-884-3033 or visit MEETINGS GAR Soccer Booster Club Meeting will hold a meeting Tuesday, July 3 at 7 p.m. at Mag’s Halftime Pub on Moyallen Street. Election of Officers and fall fundraising will be discussed. REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS West Side United Soccer Club still has openings on a few teams for the fall season. Boys 11 years old are encouraged to sign up for the U12 team. Twelve-year old girls are encouraged to sign up for the U13 team. For info on how to register, go to, or call Ken at 288-2525 or Matthew at 779-7785. UPCOMING EVENTS Back Mountain Recreation 5K Trail Run/Walk will be on Saturday July 7. This event is being held at the Back Mountain Recreation trails on Outlet Rd in Lehman. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter. Please contact Kieran Sutton at 696-4503 for information or an application can be printed from

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EXACTA (2-1) $62.60 TRIFECTA (2-1-4) $223.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $55.75 SUPERFECTA (2-1-4-8) $1,009.80 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $50.49 Eighth - $250,000 Pace 1:49.2 1-American Jewel (Ti Tetrick) 2.10 2.10 3-Darena Hanover (Ya Gingras) 5.60 5-Economy Terror (Br Sears) EXACTA (1-3) $13.20 TRIFECTA (1-3-5) $28.80 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $7.20 SUPERFECTA (1-3-5-2) $193.60 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $9.68 Ninth - $18,000 Pace 1:49.4 1-Ahead Ofthe Curve (Ge Napolitano Jr) 4.60 3.00 2.40 9-Dvcflyingfrenchman (Ge Brennan) 3.40 2.60 4-Great Soul (Ti Tetrick) 3.00 EXACTA (1-9) $12.20 TRIFECTA (1-9-4) $84.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $21.10 SUPERFECTA (1-9-4-3) $215.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $10.75 PICK 4 (3-2-1-1 (4 Out of 4)) $64.00 Tenth - $300,000 Pace 1:48.3 8-A Rocknroll Dance (Ya Gingras) 37.60 9.00 5.60 1-Bolt The Duer (Ma MacDonald) 2.60 3.20 4-Allstar Legend (Br Sears) 4.40 5.80 EXACTA (8-1) $74.80 EXACTA (8-4) $150.20 TRIFECTA (8-1-4) $384.80 TRIFECTA (8-4-1) $512.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent 8-1-4) $96.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent 8-4-1) $128.00 SUPERFECTA (8-4-1-2) $5,488.60 SUPERFECTA (8-1-4-2) $4,757.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent 8-1-4-2) $237.85 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent 8-4-1-2) $274.43 Eleventh - $12,000 Pace 1:51.3 4-Real Attitude (Ma Kakaley) 4.40 3.00 2.20 6-Sensationalist (Ge Napolitano Jr) 5.80 3.20 8-Four Starzzz King (Ty Buter) 4.80 EXACTA (4-6) $34.40 TRIFECTA (4-6-8) $162.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $40.50 SUPERFECTA (4-6-8-5) $912.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $45.62 Twelfth - $500,000 Pace 1:48.0 2-Betterthancheddar (Ge Brennan) 4.60 2.60 2.20 5-We Will See (Ro Pierce) 3.00 2.20 4-Aracache Hanover (Ti Tetrick) 2.40 EXACTA (2-5) $12.80 TRIFECTA (2-5-4) $23.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $5.80 SUPERFECTA (2-5-4-1) $227.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $11.37 PICK 3 (8-4-2) $468.40 Thirteenth - $10,000 Pace 1:52.4 5-Tamayo (Ge Brennan) 3.80 2.80 2.40 3-Jersey Dan (Ja Morrill Jr) 3.40 3.00 1-Cheyenne Oxe (Ti Tetrick) 3.60 EXACTA (5-3) $12.60 TRIFECTA (5-3-1) $40.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $10.00 SUPERFECTA (5-3-1-2) $195.80 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $9.79 Fourteenth - $8,500 Pace 1:51.2 4-Splendid Kisser (Ge Napolitano Jr) 3.60 2.60 2.20 1-Mr Genius (Ma Kakaley) 5.60 3.80 3-Sgt Charlie (Ge Brennan) 2.20 EXACTA (4-1) $26.60 TRIFECTA (4-1-3) $49.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $12.35 SUPERFECTA (4-1-3-2) $117.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $5.86 Fifteenth - $16,000 Pace 1:51.3 6-Arctic Escape (Ge Napolitano Jr) 25.00 8.80 3.60 8-Rockin Robert (Ge Brennan) 4.00 2.40 7-Upfront Mindale (Ro Pierce) 4.60 EXACTA (6-8) $104.60 TRIFECTA (6-8-7) $430.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $107.65 SUPERFECTA (6-8-7-4) $1,007.20 SUPERFECTA (6-8-7-2) $4,829.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent 6-8-7-2) $241.45 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent 6-8-7-4) $50.36 Sixteenth - $15,000 Pace 1:51.0 4-Deep Finesse (Ge Brennan) 5.80 2.80 2.40 3-On The Radar (Ro Pierce) 7.80 6.80 6-Rick’s Sign (Da Miller) 4.40 EXACTA (4-3) $51.40 TRIFECTA (4-3-6) $336.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $84.10 10 CENT 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $31.43 LATE DOUBLE (6-4) $112.20 Total Handle-$601,236










North W-B outlasts Plains; Mtn. Top teams win The Times Leader staff

Wyoming/West Wyoming 19, Northwest 9

Caleb Jerome was the winning pitcher with four strikeouts in five complete innings as North Wilkes-Barre defeated Plains 10-9 in District 16 Major Baseball on Sunday. Melvin Robinson and Anthony Hinkle each hit homers and combined for five RBI for North Wilkes-Barre. Jerome Steligo crushed a double and Joey Rey added two hits. Josh Brown, Frank Castano and Brice Yencha each garnered multiple hits to lead Plains.

Ryan Petrucci picked up the win in relief for Wyoming/West Wyoming. Wyoming/West Wyoming’s Dillon Williams had three hits, including a solo home run. Seth Kopcza and Toby Hallman each had three hits. Reilly Ruffin, Josh Combo and Steve Aimes each added a pair of hits. Camdon Capece led Northwest with three hits. Walker Yaple and Tanner Harry each contributed with a pair of hits.


MINOR SOFTBALL Bob Horlacher 3, Back Mountain 0

MINOR BASEBALL Plains 12, Ashley/Newtown 2

Kyle Costello had a home run, double and four RBI to lead Plains. Tanner Smith added three hits and two RBI, and Ed Biniek was the winning pitcher. Carl Yastremski had a double, two singles and drove in a run. Ian Gartley had a single and drove in two. Hunter Pearson had a double and an RBI for Ashley/Newtown. Mountain Top 15, South Wilkes-Barre 7

Stew Caladie was the winning pitcher for Mountain Top. Keefer Hoover added three hits and was a home run shy of a cycle. Josh Van Gordon added three hits for Mountain Top. For South Wilkes-Barre, Mike Gavin added three hits, and Joe Polanowski added a single.


Exeter/Pittston’s Aaron Zezza (13) is late with a tag as Wyoming/West Wyoming’s Jason Mapes slides into second with a double. MINOR SOFTBALL Mountain Top 9, Jenkins Township 4

Grace Dacie hit a triple to lead Mountain Top. Rianna Ambose, Cameron O’Neill, Haley Naperkowski and Madyson Soboleski each tallied a base hit.


MAJOR BASEBALL Wyoming/West Wyoming 7, Exeter/Pittston 4

Matt Silinskie struck out seven for Wyoming/West

Wyoming. Silinskie singled twice and hit a two-run home run. Alex Gonzalez and Tanner Williams each contributed with two hits. For Exeter/Pittston, Matt Wright tallied two singles and a double. C.J. Rome hit a threerun home run. Back Mountain National 5, West Side 4

Henry Selingo doubled and singled to advance Back Mountain National in the winners’ bracket.

Justin Marshall chipped in a double for National, and Christopher Huntington supplied two hits. Cade Ellsworth hammered a three-run home run for West Side. MINOR BASEBALL Back Mountain American 11, West Side 1

Will McCrum picked up the win to advance Back Mountain American to the district championship game. McCrum struck out six and



John Delucca runs toward third base for Pittston Township on Sunday. Hanover defeated Pittston Township 3-0.

allowed one hit in three innings pitched. Todd Phillips posted a four hits, including a double and triple. American also received twohit performances by McCrum (double), Matt Maransky and Sam Norocito.

Hope Jones pitched a shutout for Bob Horlacher. Faith Jones, Sarah Kuderka, and Erin Dunn delivered key hits. GWA 12, Northwest 2 Cassidy Orzel had two hits to lead Greater Wyoming Area to victory. Nicole Silinskie, Ellie Glatz, Tinsley Sarnak and Bella Scappatici each added a hit. Trista Babcock had a triple for Northwest.


HANOVER TOURNAMENT Mountain Top Red 18, Hanover 8

Zach Andrews, Nico Schwartz, Max Albee each singled twice for Mountain Top Red. Adam Litcheski and Mike Zaleski tripled. Justie McCue hit a home run.


Nothing at Downs is Betterthancheddar Red Wings swat down fast-starting Yankees

Horse victorious for 10th time in his last 11 starts, winning the $500,000 Ben Franklin.

The Times Leader staff


PLAINS – It was a record night Saturday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. After American Jewel matched her world record time to win the James Lynch Memorial, Betterthancheddar matched the world record on a 5 ⁄8-mile track in winning the $500,000 Ben Franklin in its inaugural running at Pocono Downs. “I had to do something right this weekend,” driver George Brennan joked with trainer Casie Coleman in the winner’s circle. We Will See, driven by Ron Pierce, broke out to the early lead, pacing the field with a 26second quarter-mile. Brennan drove Betterthancheddar to the outside on the first pass along the frontstretch, taking the lead by the race’s midpoint. “Once we got away third, that was the only chance I had to win the race,” Brennan said of making the move. “We went 26 seconds and still felt strong in the middle of the turn. I asked him for pace and he delivered.” The 4-year-old horse posted its career bests in half-mile splits and 3⁄4-mile splits -- 52.4 (previous best 54.0) and 1:20.4 (previous best 1:21.1) -- to lead the rest of the way, winning the mile race in 1:48. “When the half (mile) flashed


The field approaches the finish line during the Max Hempt Memorial at Pocono Downs on Saturday. A Rocknroll Dance, left, driven by Yannick Gingras, comes from the outside to pull off the upset.

up, I was worried about that,” Coleman said. “Those are some real good horses. It was a wicked field, and he just beat them.” Tim Tetrick got Aracache Hanover, running fourth throughout the first half of the race, to push to second at the wire. We Will See held on for third and Meirs Hanover, with David Miller driving, slipped to fourth after running in the top-three for the first half of the Franklin. “His birthday is in early June, so he just turned 4,” Coleman said. “He’s been unbelievable. Obviously, when George got away third, he had to do what he had to do. It worked.” Earlier Saturday, Yannick Gingras brought home long shot A Rocknroll Dance to win the $300,000 Max Hempt Memorial. “Everyone was kind of down on this horse,” Gingras said.

“There were so many excuses for this horse, but I didn’t doubt him.” Going off at 17-1, Gingras had his horse second in the first quarter-mile, but running fifth on the backstretch with less than a quarter-mile remaining. As the horses came around the final turn, Bolt The Duer, driven by Mark McDonald, and favorite Hurrikane Kingcole, driven by Tetrick, led the field. Brian Sears piloted Allstar Legend to squeeze between the two leaders, while Ginras took his horse to the outside. A Rocknroll Dance pulled ahead of the rest of the quartet at the wire, while Bolt The Duer and Allstar Legend finished in a dead heat for second. Mc Attaboy, with Matt Kakaley driving, rushed up to claim the fourth spot. “I knew he had more left,” Gin-

gras said. “We came around the last turn and went for the win.” A Rocknroll Dance won in 1:48.3, matching his best time of the year. “I started thinking about making changes,” trainer Jim Mulinix said of preparing for the Hempt. “Then I sat back and thought stick with what you’ve been doing, so I didn’t change anything.” In all, purses totaling $1.6 million were part of the card Saturday night, designated Sun Stakes Saturday. Next up at the track is the Pennsylvania AllStars, featuring 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers. The races will be run each night of racing between Fireworks night on Tuesday and Saturday. Post time is 6:30 each night, with Tuesday having a special 5 p.m. post.

U . S . O LY M P I C T R I A L S

Swimmer Phelps locks up another 8-race program in London By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer

OMAHA, Neb. — Michael Phelps’ Olympic program is set. He’ll be going for another eight gold medals. He’s not the only one who’ll be busy in London. Get ready to see a lot of Missy Franklin. And how ‘bout Anthony Ervin! After eight years away from swimming, he’ll be at the Olympics, too. Phelps wrapped up another stellar week at the U.S. trials

Sunday night, rallying to win the 100-meter butterfly and secure his spot in five individual races at the Olympics. Throw in the three relays, and that adds up to eight. Again. “I guess that’s OK,” Phelps said nonchalantly. Franklin will have four individual races in London after capping her week with a dominating win in the 200 backstroke. She’s expected to swim all three relays, as well, setting her up to be-

come the first U.S. woman to swim seven events in a single games. Uhh, make that the first female. She’s still a girl, a 17-yearold who’ll be a high school senior in the fall. But first, she’s got some important business this summer: the Olympics. Ervin will have only one event in London, a chaotic dash from one of the pool to the other. But it’s amazing that he’s going at all, considering he walked away from the sport in 2003 while at

the peak of his career, burned out and desperate to discover a deeper meaning to life. He spent eight years working odd jobs, finished his college degree and even auctioned off the gold medal he won in the 50 free at Sydney in 2000 to aid tsunami victims. Now, after returning to the sport just a year ago, he’s got a chance to win another gold. A runner-up finish behind Cullen Jones in the 50 freestyle locked up his improbable spot on the American team.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees jumped out to an early two-run lead in the series finale of a twogame series with the Rochester Red Wings. The Yankee offense scored early, but not often as the Red Wings defeated the Yankees 5-3 on Sunday evening at Frontier Field. Ronnier Mustelier hit a tworun home run for the Yankees RED WINGS in the first inning. The Yankees extended their YANKEES lead to 3-1 in the top half of the second on a Chris Dickerson sacrifice fly to center field, which scored Cole Garner from third base. However, the Yankee lead soon diminished as the Red Wings scored three runs in the home half of the second to take a 4-3 lead. Pedro Florimon capped the three-run rally in the second with a ground ball single right back up the middle. Chris Schwinden suffered the loss for the Yankees. It was his first loss as Yankee, as he allowed four runs, three of



which were earned, on eight hits. He struck out two and walked one. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre now travels outside the Empire State for a five-game, five-day series with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in Allentown. The Yankees will be the visiting team in the first three games, while the final two games will see Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as the home team. Veteran right-hander Ramon Ortiz gets the nod for the Yankees on Monday in the series opener with the IronPigs, while Tyler Cloyd heads to the hill for Lehigh Valley. Brett Gardner doubled and scored a run in his rehab assignment. Rochester 5, Yankees 3

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WP: Schwinden, Walters; Umpires: HP: Craig Barron. 1B: Jon Byrne. 3B: Will Little; Weather: 82 degrees, clear; Wind: 6 mph, In from LF; T: 2:38; Att: 5,255.


Back Mountain knocks off W-B The Times Leader staff

WILKES-BARRE – Brian Stepniak struck out nine to lead Back Mountain to a 7-3 victory over Wilkes-Barre in American Legion baseball Sunday. Stepniak allowed two earned runs in seven innings of work. He also tripled, and manufactured two RBI and a run. Connor Balloun posted two hits and two RBI. Craig Skudalski scored three runs on two hits. Brian O’Donnell drove in

Wilkes-Barre’s only two RBI.

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Stage winner Peter Sagan of Slovakia throws flowers to spectators on the podium after the first stage of the Tour de France, over 123 miles with the start in Liege and the finish in Seraing, Belgium, on Sunday.

Sagan: Young and wearing yellow

Britain and defending champion tion ago. The 22-year-old Slovak The 22-year-old Slovak gave a Cadel Evans trailed close behind is youngest to win stage since command performance in his de- in a splintered pack. Armstrong a generation ago. but in a full Tour stage by outOverall, Wiggins is second beBy JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press

SERAING, Belgium — Peter Sagan blushed, giggled and eventually brushed off comparisons to Lance Armstrong on Sunday after becoming the youngest rider to win a Tour de France stage since the Texan nearly a genera-


sprinting Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara, who mounted a spirited and successful defense of his yellow jersey over a hilly ride in eastern Belgium in Stage 1. The standings among the top contenders to win the three-week race didn’t change much after the 123-mile loop from Liege to suburban Seraing featuring five lowgrade climbs. Bradley Wiggins of


Keselowski’s win shakes things up

Driver’s third Sprint Cup victory of season makes several other drivers nervous about making Chase. By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer

SPARTA, Ky. — Brad Keselowski was the only driver at Kentucky Speedway to compete in all three NASCAR races. Late on a hot Saturday night in the Bluegrass countryside, he also was the only one to pick up a third Sprint Cup win of the season. “I wanted all three, but sometimes that ain’t meant to happen,” a happy Keselowski said about his starts in the Truck, Nationwide and Cup races at the 1.5-mile oval. “But second, seventh and a first ain’t bad at all.” It sure isn’t. Now Keselowski is elbowing his way into the season-ending Chase picture and making more than a couple of other drivers nervous about their own chances. As the Cup series builds to its climactic stretch run, Keselowski, who also won at Bristol and Talladega and is now10th in the standings, is making a lot of people take notice. Kyle Busch stands 12th with the top 12 through the first 26 races making the Chase “playoffs.” He realizes that10th-place finishes — like he had at Kentucky — might not be good enough. “We’restillwithinreachandeverything,”he said in the din of the postrace bustle, before adding, “We’re certainly not running the way we need to be running.” Kasey Kahne, who used a late rally to close to second in Kentucky, climbed into the final wild-card position at 14th. “A top-five (finish) is good, but it’s probably not going to get us in the Chase,” he said. “We need to win a race or two more to make the Chase.” Kahne rallied from a lap down to squeeze Keselowski’s final advantage to 4.399 seconds. Kahne had finished higher than 19th just once in the season’s first six races. Crashes at Pocono and Michigan put a damper on his hopes before he started picking off cars in the final few laps on the bumpy track in Kentucky. Because Carl Edwards, 11th in the standings, and 13th-place Paul Menard have yet to win,

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than 800,000 write-in votes. Few of the races for starting spots were close and there seemed to be little complaining about the fans’ choices. OK, sure, David Wright could’ve gotten the nod over Pablo Sandoval. The NL and AL each have one spot left, with fans voting online through Thursday to select one of five candidates in both leagues. Jones and Harper are two of the NL possibilities. At 40, Jones is a seven-time AllStar and plans to retire after this season. Banged up, the Atlanta third baseman has managed to hit near .300. “This being my last year, it would be fun to go. I’d love to take my kids,” Jones said. At 19, Harper started the season in Triple-A. The Washington outfielder has dazzled since his promotion with his bat, arm and flat-out hustle. The league that wins the AllStar game gains home-field advantage in the World Series. The NL won last year, then St. Louis became the ninth straight home team to win Game 7 in the Series. Sandoval was picked for the NL at third base despite missing a month with a broken hand and not matching the stats of Wright. Giants catcher Buster Posey, back from a devastating injury last season, was the NL’s top votegetter and beat out Philadelphia’s


Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., late Saturday night.

Kahne has an advantage thanks to his win at Charlotte. “It’s time for us to get it in gear,” Edwards said. “I am real frustrated. (Crew chief) Bob (Osborne) is real frustrated. I know we can do this.”

Carlos Ruiz, the league’s leading hitter. Wright and Ruiz made the NL team as reserves. Texas will have a team-record three starters. Hamilton, who hit four homers in a game earlier this season and leads the majors in RBI, will be in the outfield with Adrian Beltre at third base and Mike Napoli at catcher. Second baseman Ian Kinsler, shortstop Elvis Andrus, starter Matt Harrison and reliever Joe Nathan also made the AL roster from Texas. The two-time AL champions began the day with a major league-best 50 wins. Derek Jeter became a 13-time All-Star shortstop and will start for the AL with Yankees teammates Robinson Cano at second base and Curtis Granderson in the outfield. Injured New York pitcher CC Sabathia was picked, too, but not play. Dickey, at 37, made his first AllStar team. He leads the majors with 12 wins and could become just the second knuckleballer to start an All-Star game. Dutch Leonard did it in 1943, STATS LLC said. The AL starters: Detroit’s Prince Fielder, Cano, Jeter, Beltre, Hamilton, Granderson, Napoli, Toronto outfielder Jose Bautista and Boston DH David Ortiz. The NL starters: Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto, Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla, shortstop Rafael Furcal and outfielder Carlos Beltran of St. Louis, Kemp, Sandoval, Posey and Cabrera.

Heading into this weekend’s Cup race at Daytona, Matt Kenseth is first in the standings, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr., Tony Stewart and Keselowski.

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Switzerland. But they then went on a tear, winning their next six games to finally claim a World Cup title and undoubtedly shed for good the “underachiever” tag. In all that time since Euro 2008, Spain has won with flair, using its short passing game — dubbed “tiki taka” by the Spanish media and adopted by the team — to dazzle scrambling opponents. “Tonight, there was no contest,” Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said. “They were too superior, so the bitterness at losing this final is only relative.” Against Italy, Spain was the favorite, but was also primed to be beaten after being held to a 1-1 draw by the Italians in their opening Group C match. Spain, which has been experimenting with a lineup that excludes a recognized

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batting a mediocre .246, but he’s got 13 HR and 35 RBI. Typically, 20-plus HR is a good fantasy number for catchers, and with the Coors Field advantage, Rosario is very likely to pass 25. Don’t leave Colorado just yet without kicking the tires on OF

striker, needed a penalty shootout to reach the final after a 0-0 tie with Portugal in the semifinals. “They’ve been playing at a very high level for years,” Italy coach Cesare Prandelli said. “And even though they didn’t use any traditional striker, they were able to give weight to their attack.” The controversial lineup, which Spain coach Vicente del Bosque again employed on Sunday, is akin to playing in the Super Bowl without a running back. Sure, you can still score touchdowns, but you give up on the chance for a game-breaking play. Still, the midfielders and the defenders got the job done in the first half. Silva headed in a high shot in the 14th minute off a pass from Cesc Fabregas. And Alba added another in the 41st, picking up a beautiful through ball from Xavi and shooting past Buffon. Tyler Colvin. As a rookie in 2010, he hit 20 HR with the Cubs. The Rockies have been getting him more playing time of late and he’s responded well. If he becomes an everyday player, he could hit more than 20 HR in 2012. Rich Sheposh is a page designer, editor and ne’er-do-well who writes stuff about fantasy sports. If you feel so inclined, you can reach him at

hind Cancellara, seven seconds back, and Evans is another 10 seconds slower in eighth. Sagan, who won five of eight stages in this year’s Tour of California among the 13 stage victories he has this year, placed his hands on his shoulders after edging out Cancellara and Norway’s Edvald Boasson Hagen. The promising Slovak be-

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eight short of Sam Snead’s record. Not bad for a guy who only five months ago walked off the course at Doral with another injury to his left Achilles tendon. “I remember there was a time when people were saying I could never win again,” Woods said. He stayed at No. 4 in the world, but a couple of other rankings indicate how he is trending. Woods moved to the top of the PGA Tour money list and the FedEx Cup standings for the first time since September 2009. And this win puts him in a position to reclaim No. 1 over the final two majors of the year. The ranking is based on points over two years. If it were a vote, Van Pelt knows how he would cast his ballot. “I think he’s the only guy to win three tournaments on tour this year, is that correct?” he said. “On three different golf courses. And he was leading the U.S. Open after two days. So I’d say that he’s playing the best golf in the world right now.” Van Pelt made him work for it. Three times, Woods took the outright lead in the final round. Each time, Van Pelt made a birdie of his own to catch him. The tournament was decided on the last three holes, and it featured a surprising turn of events. Van Pelt had Woods on the ropes on the par-5 16th by ripping a 345-yard tee shot and having only a 6-iron into the green. Woods hit a spectator in the left rough with his tee shot, laid up, and then attacked a back flag only to see the ball tumble over the green and down an 8-foot slope. It looked as if it might be a twoshot swing for Van Pelt, or at least the lead going to the 17th. That’s when Van Pelt answered with unforced errors of his own. His 6-iron was slightly heavy and didn’t quite reach the bunker, meaning he had to plant his feet in the sand and grip the wedge on the shaft for his third

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tion for the long haul and bringing back a familiar face. Carolina agreed to a 10-year contract extension with center Jordan Staal on Sunday, brought defenseman Joe Corvo back for a third stint with the team. Staal will make $6 million per year under the deal, which begins with the 2013-14 Staal season. He is due to make $4.5 million this season. Staal turned down a 10-year offer from Pittsburgh two weeks ago, and that decision precipitated the trade to Carolina in exchange for center Brandon Sutter, defensive prospect Brian Dumoulin and the No. 8 pick in the draft. The Philadelphia Flyers resigned free-agent goaltender Michael Leighton. Leighton, 31, spent most of last season in the AHL, but could be a backup to Flyers starter Ilya Bryzgalov this season. Philadelphia’s No. 2 last season, Sergei Bobrovsky, was dealt to Columbus during the NHL draft last month.

comes the youngest rider to capture a Tour stage since Armstrong won his first of his 22 career Tour stage victories at age 21 — in Stage 8 in 1993. The youngest of all time is Italy’s Fabio Battesini, who was 19 when he won one in the 1931 Tour. Asked whether he has the potential to be the next Armstrong, Sagan cautioned that such talk was a bit premature: “I would like to be, but I’m so young it’s impossible to know what the future will be.” shot. He moved it only a few yards, still in the collar of the rough, and chipped about 12 feet by the hole. Woods’ chip up the slope rolled 15 feet by, and he missed the par putt. Van Pelt also missed his par putt, and they walked away from that mess still tied for the lead. “It was difficult from the standpoint I had my legs in the bunker, and if I hit that chip a little too hard it goes over the green because you can’t put any spin on it,” Van Pelt said. “I was just trying to get the ball up in the air and play it out to the right a little bit and just got underneath it a little bit. And the second one, I thought I hit great. I was surprised it rolled that far. And the putt, I mean, I’ve probably never hit a better putt than that in my life under those kind of circumstances. “I pretty much hit every shot the way I wanted to that hole, just ended up being 6.” On the 17th, Van Pelt caught a flier from the first cut of rough and the ball shot over the green and near the grandstand, leaving him an impossible chip. He hit through the green and had to scramble to make bogey, and Woods took the outright lead for the third time all day — this time for good. He made a 6-foot par putt, taking a one-shot lead to the 18th, and played it to perfection. Brendon de Jonge of Zimbabwe, who had a one-shot lead going into the final round, didn’t make birdie and closed with a 77. Champions Tour PITTSBURGH — Joe Daley won the Senior Players Championship on Sunday for his first Champions Tour title, closing with a 2-under 68 for a twostroke victory over Tom Lehman. LPGA Tour ROGERS, Ark. — Ai Miyazato shot a 6-under 65 on Sunday to overcome a five-shot deficit and win the NW Arkansas Championship for her second LPGA Tour victory of the year.

Leighton’s deal is one year for $900,000. P.A. Parenteau was among the many NHL free agents to agree to deals Sunday. Parenteau, a 29-year-old forward coming off a 67-point season with the New York Islanders, signed a four-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche just hours after hitting the market. The Dallas Stars determined a 40-year-old player, forward Ray Whitney, has enough left to give him a $9 million, two-year contract in the opening hours of free agency. He had 24 goals and 77 points last season for Phoenix and has 1,003 career points dating to his NHL debut two decades ago with the San Jose Sharks. Florida agreed to a two-year deal with defenseman Filip Kuba, who is likely to replace free agent Jason Garrison on the Panthers’ blue line. Garrison took a six-year deal to play in Vancouver. The Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings kept forward Dustin Penner with a one-year contract. Tampa Bay agreed to a $7.5 million, two-year deal with defenseman Sami Salo. Martin Brodeur, Shane Doan, Alexander Semin, Matt Carle, Olli Jokinen, Jaromir Jagr and Jiri Hudler are among the players who began the day on the market in the top-heavy free agent class of 2012.




















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Former New York Yankees outfielders Paul O’Neill, center, and Bernie Williams, right, stand beside former manager Joe Torre, left, as Torre is introduced during Old Timers Day at Yankee Stadium in New York on Sunday.

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Cano, Hughes help Yanks beat ChiSox

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NEW YORK — Robinson Cano hit a tiebreaking two-run homer after wasting a chance with the bases loaded his first time up against Gavin Floyd and New York beat the White Sox 4-2 Sunday for a series split between division leaders. Eric Chavez connected for a two-run drive in the second inning, helping New York raise its major league-leading total to 124 home runs. The power surge helped make Phil Hughes a winner on the Yankees’ 66th Old-Timers’ Day. Coming off eight scoreless innings in his previous start, Hughes (9-6) gave up two quick runs in the first inning. He then settled in nicely to limit the hard-hitting White Sox to just three more hits over his final seven innings. Red Sox 2, Mariners 1

SEATTLE — David Ortiz hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to help Boston beat Seattle and split a four-game series. Indians 6, Orioles 2

BALTIMORE — Justin Masterson pitched seven innings of five-hit ball and Shelley Duncan homered and hit two doubles for Cleveland. Jim Thome went 0 for 4 in

his Baltimore debut. Acquired Saturday in a trade with Philadelphia, the 41-year-old slugger struck out twice and grounded out twice against the team with which he broke into the majors in 1991. Angels 10, Blue Jays 6

TORONTO — Rookie Mike Trout hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, Mark Trumbo and Alberto Callaspo added two-run shots and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays. Tigers 6, Rays 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rick Porcello allowed four hits in seven shutout innings and Austin Jackson hit a three-run homer as the Tigers won. Twins 10, Royals 8

MINNEAPOLIS — Trevor Plouffe homered twice, and Josh Willingham and Drew Butera had one each for Minnesota. Athletics 3, Rangers 1

ARLINGTON, Texas — Yu Darvish threw a wild pitch that allowed the tiebreaking run and lost at home for the first time with the Texas Rangers, despite the Japanese ace’s 11 strikeouts in seven innings.


Marlins finish sweep of struggling Phillies

The Associated Press

MIAMI — Ricky Nolasco pitched seven strong innings, Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run home run, and the Miami Marlins completed a three-game sweep of Philadelphia 5-2 on Sunday. It was the first Marlins sweep of the Phillies since August 2009 at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies have lost five straight. Joe Blanton (7-7) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings.

jam with no outs to give San Francisco a shot. Brewers 2, Diamondbacks 1

MILWAUKEE — Pinch runner Carlos Gomez raced home following two throwing errors after he stole second base in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over Arizona. Nationals 8, Braves 4

ATLANTA — Ryan Zimmerman homered and drove in four runs and Gio Gonzalez scuffled for his sixth straight road victoDodgers 8, Mets 3 ry to help Washington beat Atlanta in 105-degree heat. LOS ANGELES — James Gonzalez (11-3) capped his Loney had two RBI, and the second All-Star selection deoffensively challenged Los Angeles Dodgers parlayed three spite allowing five hits, four runs and four walks in five-plus errors by the New York Mets innings. into six unearned runs to help Clayton Kershaw win. Cardinals 5, Pirates 4

ST. LOUIS — Allen Craig homered for the second time in three days and All-Star Yadier Molina also connected for the Cardinals. Pittsburgh was trying to sweep a series of at least three games in St. Louis for the first time since 1997. Giants 4, Reds 3

SAN FRANCISCO — Angel Pagan hit a game-ending double that right fielder Jay Bruce misplayed in the wind with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the San Francisco Giants a four-game series split. Santiago Casilla (2-3) blew the save in the ninth but worked out of a bases-loaded




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Cubs 3, Astros 0

CHICAGO — Travis Wood pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and used some nifty baserunning to set up Anthony Rizzo’s go-ahead single as the Chicago Cubs completed a three-game sweep of Houston. Astros star first baseman Carlos Lee said he was still undecided on whether he will accept a trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was 1 for 4 with a double in the ninth. Padres 2, Rockies 0

DENVER — Kip Wells tossed seven strong innings for his first win in nearly three years, Chris Denorfia and Alexi Amarista had two hits apiece and the San Diego Padres beat Colorado.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturday's Games N.Y. Yankees 4, Chicago White Sox 0 Toronto 11, L.A. Angels 2 Minnesota 7, Kansas City 2, 1st game Cleveland 11, Baltimore 5 Detroit 6, Tampa Bay 2 Minnesota 5, Kansas City 1, 2nd game Texas 7, Oakland 2 Seattle 3, Boston 2, 11 innings Sunday's Games Cleveland 6, Baltimore 2 Detroit 5, Tampa Bay 3 N.Y. Yankees 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Minnesota 10, Kansas City 8 L.A. Angels 10, Toronto 6 Boston 2, Seattle 1, 10 innings Oakland 3, Texas 1 Monday's Games L.A. Angels (Weaver 8-1) at Cleveland (Jimenez 7-6), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Hendriks 0-5) at Detroit (Fister 1-5), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Teaford 0-1) at Toronto (R.Romero 8-2), 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 2-2) at Tampa Bay (M.Moore 4-5), 7:10 p.m. Boston (Matsuzaka 0-2) at Oakland (J.Parker 4-3), 10:05 p.m. Baltimore (Hammel 8-3) at Seattle (Iwakuma 1-1), 10:10 p.m. Tuesday's Games L.A. Angels at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Texas at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Boston at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Baltimore at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

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Indians 6, Orioles 2 Cleveland

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Twins 10, Royals 8 Kansas City

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NATIONAL LEAGUE Saturday's Games Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 3 Cincinnati 2, San Francisco 1 Chicago Cubs 3, Houston 2 Atlanta 7, Washington 5 Miami 3, Philadelphia 2 Milwaukee 10, Arizona 2 N.Y. Mets 5, L.A. Dodgers 0 San Diego 8, Colorado 4 Sunday's Games Miami 5, Philadelphia 2 Washington 8, Atlanta 4 Milwaukee 2, Arizona 1 St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 4 Chicago Cubs 3, Houston 0 San Diego 2, Colorado 0 San Francisco 4, Cincinnati 3 L.A. Dodgers 8, N.Y. Mets 3 Monday's Games Houston (Lyles 2-4) at Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 7-3), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 5-7) at Atlanta (Hanson 9-4), 7:10 p.m. Miami (Zambrano 4-6) at Milwaukee (Greinke 9-2), 8:10 p.m. Colorado (Outman 0-3) at St. Louis (Lohse 7-2), 8:15 p.m. San Diego (Richard 5-8) at Arizona (Cahill 6-6), 9:40 p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 5-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 4-7), 10:10 p.m. Tuesday's Games Miami at Milwaukee, 4:10 p.m. San Francisco at Washington, 6:35 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Cincinnati at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

Marlins 5, Phillies 2 Philadelphia

Angels 10, Blue Jays 6 Los Angeles

Toronto ab r h bi ab r h bi Trout cf-lf 4 3 2 1 Lawrie 3b 5 1 1 0 TrHntr rf 4 0 0 1 Rasms cf 2 1 1 3 Pujols 1b 5 2 2 1 Bautist dh 5 0 1 1 Trumo lf 4 1 1 2 Encrnc 1b-lf 1 0 1 0 Bourjos cf 1 0 1 1 YEscor ss 4 0 1 0 KMorls dh 5 0 1 1 BFrncs lf 2 0 0 0 HKndrc 2b 5 1 3 0 Lind ph-1b 2 0 0 0 Callasp 3b 5 1 1 2 RDavis rf 3 1 0 0 Aybar ss 4 1 2 0 Arencii c 4 1 1 1 Hester c 3 1 0 0 Vizquel 2b 2 2 0 0 Totals 401013 9 Totals 30 6 6 5 Los Angeles .................... 100 020 034 — 10 Toronto ............................ 000 002 103 — 6 E—Tor.Hunter (2), Callaspo (6), H.Kendrick (7), R.Davis (4), J.Chavez (1), Richmond (1). DP—Los Angeles 2. LOB—Los Angeles 7, Toronto 6. 2B—Trout (15), K.Morales (9), Aybar (15). HR— Trout (9), Trumbo (20), Callaspo (6), Rasmus (15), Arencibia (11). CS—Rasmus (2). S—Hester. SF— Tor.Hunter. Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO C.Wilson 5 3 2 1 5 3 Hawkins H,5............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 Isringhausen W,3-0 BS,2-2 ...................... 1 1 1 1 0 0 Frieri H,6 .................. 1 1 0 0 0 2 Walden ..................... 1 1 3 3 2 2 Laffey........................ 6 4 3 2 0 4 L.Perez..................... 1 1 0 0 1 2 Cordero L,3-5 .......... 1⁄3 4 3 3 0 0 J.Chavez .................. 1 2 4 2 1 1 Richmond................. 2⁄3 2 0 0 0 0 C.Wilson pitched to 5 batters in the 6th. HBP—by C.Wilson (Rasmus), by Frieri (Encarnacion). WP—Richmond. Umpires—Home, James Hoye; First, Tom Hallion; Second, Mike DiMuro; Third, Jim Reynolds. T—3:29. A—34,853 (49,260).

Red Sox 2, Mariners 1 Boston

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Athletics 3, Rangers 1 Oakland

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Dodgers 8, Mets 3 New York

Los Angeles ab r h bi DGordn ss 5 1 2 1 Jansen p 0 0 0 0 A.Ellis c 3 2 1 1 Abreu lf 3 1 0 0 Belisari p 0 0 0 0 VnSlyk lf 0 0 0 0 JRiver rf 3 2 1 1 AKndy 2b 3 0 2 1 Loney 1b 4 0 1 2 Uribe 3b 2 1 0 0 GwynJ cf 4 1 0 0 Kershw p 1 0 0 0 EHerrr RRmrz p 0 0 0 0 ph-lf-ss 2 0 0 0 Hmpsn p 0 0 0 0 Batista p 0 0 0 0 Hefner p 0 0 0 0 Totals 31 3 5 1 Totals 30 8 7 6 New York ........................... 102 000 000 — 3 Los Angeles....................... 100 021 40x — 8 E—R.Cedeno (4), Nickeas (2), Ju.Turner (1), D.Gordon 2 (17). DP—New York 1. LOB—New York 5, Los Angeles 6. 2B—A.Ellis (8), J.Rivera (6), A.Kennedy (5), Loney (14). SB—D.Gordon 3 (28). CS—An.Torres (4). S—Kershaw. SF—A.Ellis, A.Kennedy. IP H R ER BB SO New York Gee L,5-7 ................. 6 5 4 2 2 4 R.Ramirez................ 1⁄3 1 2 0 1 0 Hampson.................. 0 0 1 0 1 0 Batista ....................... 2⁄3 1 1 0 1 1 Hefner....................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Los Angeles Kershaw W,6-4........ 7 5 3 1 3 9 Belisario ................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Jansen ...................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Hampson pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. HBP—by Kershaw (An.Torres). Umpires—Home, Tony Randazzo;First, Brian Gorman;Second, Todd Tichenor;Third, Larry Vanover. T—3:00. A—55,359 (56,000). ab 3 3 4 4 3 4 3 1 3 1 1 1

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Cubs 3, Astros 0 Houston

Plouffe 2 (18), Butera (1). SB—Hosmer (8), Span (9), Dozier (4). CS—Francoeur (4). S—Span. SF— B.Pena. IP H R ER BB SO Kansas City B.Chen L,7-7 ........... 52⁄3 6 6 6 1 5 K.Herrera ................. 2⁄3 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 Mijares...................... 2⁄3 Crow ......................... 1 2 3 3 1 2 Minnesota Liriano....................... 51⁄3 5 5 4 4 6 Gray W,4-0 .............. 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 T.Robertson H,1 ..... 2⁄3 Burton H,12 ............. 1 1 0 0 1 2 Perkins ..................... 1 4 3 3 0 0 HBP—by Liriano (Hosmer). WP—Liriano. Umpires—Home, Paul Emmel;First, Scott Barry;Second, Jerry Meals;Third, Gary Darling. T—3:05. A—37,819 (39,500).

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ab r h bi Reyes ss 3 1 0 0 HRmrz 3b 4 1 1 2 Stanton rf 4 1 1 1 Morrsn lf 3 0 1 0 H.Bell p 0 0 0 0 Ruggin cf-lf 3 1 1 0 Dobbs 1b 3 0 1 0 Infante 2b 3 1 1 1 J.Buck c 3 0 1 1 Nolasco p 2 0 0 0 Kearns ph 1 0 0 0 MDunn p 0 0 0 0 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 Cousins cf 0 0 0 0 Totals 35 2 7 1 Totals 29 5 7 5 Philadelphia....................... 100 001 000 — 2 Miami .................................. 021 000 02x — 5 E—Reyes (9). DP—Miami 1. LOB—Philadelphia 6, Miami 3. 2B—Infante (21), J.Buck (6). 3B—Pierre (4). HR—H.Ramirez (12), Stanton (19). SB—Reyes (19), Dobbs (3). CS—Ruggiano (4). Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO Blanton L,7-7 6 6 3 3 2 7 Schwimer ................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 Bastardo ................... 1 1 2 2 1 2 Nolasco W,7-6 ........ 7 5 2 2 0 6 M.Dunn H,5 ............. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Cishek H,9 ............... 2⁄3 2 0 0 0 1 H.Bell S,17-21 ......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 WP—Nolasco 2. Umpires—Home, Dana DeMuth; First, Angel Campos; Second, Paul Nauert; Third, Doug Eddings. T—2:47. A—31,727 (37,442). Rollins ss Pierre lf Mayrry ph-lf Pence rf Ruiz c Victorn cf Polanc 3b Wggntn 1b Fontent 2b Blanton p Pridie ph Schwm p Bastrd p

Chicago ab r h bi RJhnsn cf-rf 4 0 0 0 SCastro ss 3 1 0 0 Rizzo 1b 4 1 1 1 JeBakr rf 3 0 1 2 DeJess cf 0 0 0 0 Campn cf 0 0 0 0 Soto c 3 0 0 0 Mather lf 3 0 0 0 Barney 2b 3 0 1 0 Valuen 3b 3 0 1 0 T.Wood p 3 1 1 0 Camp p 0 0 0 0 Marml p 0 0 0 0 Totals 31 0 4 0 Totals 29 3 5 3 Houston.............................. 000 000 000 — 0 Chicago.............................. 000 003 00x — 3 LOB—Houston 4, Chicago 3. 2B—Ca.Lee (13), J.D.Martinez (9), Je.Baker (7), T.Wood (3). IP H R ER BB SO Houston W.Rodriguez L,6-6 . 7 5 3 3 1 3 D.Carpenter............. 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 W.Wright .................. 1⁄3 Chicago T.Wood W,3-3 ......... 72⁄3 3 0 0 0 4 Camp H,8................. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Marmol S,8-10 ........ 1 1 0 0 0 2 Umpires—Home, Mike Everitt;First, Paul Schrieber;Second, Tim Welke;Third, Laz Diaz. T—2:23. A—37,389 (41,009). ab 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 1 0 0

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Giants 4, Reds 3 Cincinnati

San Francisco ab r h bi ab r h bi Cozart ss 5 0 0 0 GBlanc rf 5 0 0 0 Stubbs cf 4 0 0 0 Theriot 2b 3 3 2 0 BPhllps 2b 3 0 0 0 MeCarr lf 4 0 2 1 Bruce rf 4 1 1 0 Posey c 4 1 3 2 Ludwck lf 4 1 3 0 Sandovl 3b 4 0 0 0 Rolen 3b 0 0 0 0 Pagan cf 4 0 1 1 Frazier 3b 3 1 2 2 Belt 1b 4 0 3 0 Cairo 1b 4 0 1 1 BCrwfr ss 4 0 1 0 Hanign c 4 0 0 0 Vglsng p 2 0 0 0 Arroyo p 2 0 0 0 Romo p 0 0 0 0 Ondrsk p 0 0 0 0 Arias ph 1 0 0 0 Heisey ph 0 0 0 0 JaLopz p 0 0 0 0 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 SCasill p 0 0 0 0 Valdez ph 1 0 0 0 Arrdnd p 0 0 0 0 Totals 34 3 7 3 Totals 35 412 4 Cincinnati ........................... 000 020 001 — 3 San Francisco.................... 001 010 101 — 4 Two outs when winning run scored. DP—Cincinnati 1. LOB—Cincinnati 7, San Francisco 12. 2B—Theriot (7), Posey (15), Pagan (14), Belt (13). HR—Frazier (8). SB—Heisey (3), Pagan (15), Belt (5). S—Me.Cabrera, Vogelsong. IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati Arroyo....................... 6 7 2 2 2 2 Ondrusek ................. 1 1 1 1 1 0 Marshall ................... 1 2 0 0 0 0 Arredondo L,4-2...... 2⁄3 2 1 1 1 1 San Francisco Vogelsong................ 7 3 2 2 1 5 Romo H,13 .............. 1 0 0 0 1 0 Ja.Lopez .................. 0 1 1 1 0 0 S.Casilla W,2-3 BS,3-24 .................... 1 3 0 0 0 2 Ja.Lopez pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. HBP—by Arroyo (Posey), by Vogelsong (B.Phillips). WP—Ondrusek. Umpires—Home, Dan Iassogna;First, CB Bucknor;Second, Bill Miller;Third, Dale Scott. T—3:14. A—42,039 (41,915).

Brewers 2, Diamondbacks 1 Arizona

Milwaukee ab r h bi ab r h bi Blmqst 3b 5 0 1 0 Aoki rf 4 1 2 0 Drew ss 3 0 0 0 Morgan cf 3 0 0 1 J.Upton rf 4 0 0 0 Braun lf 4 0 0 0 Kubel lf 3 1 2 1 ArRmr 3b 3 0 1 0 MMntr c 2 0 0 0 CGomz pr 0 1 0 0 A.Hill 2b 4 0 1 0 Hart 1b 4 0 0 0 Overay 1b 3 0 0 0 RWeks 2b 3 0 1 0 GParra cf 4 0 1 0 Ransm ss 2 0 0 0 Cllmntr p 1 0 0 0 Mldnd c 3 0 0 0 CYoung ph 0 0 0 0 Gallard p 2 0 0 0 Shaw p 0 0 0 0 Veras p 0 0 0 0 DHrndz p 0 0 0 0 FrRdrg p 0 0 0 0 Gldsch ph 1 0 0 0 Kottars ph 1 0 0 0 Corbin p 0 0 0 0 Axford p 0 0 0 0 Totals 30 1 5 1 Totals 29 2 4 1 Arizona ............................... 000 000 010 — 1 Milwaukee.......................... 000 100 001 — 2 One out when winning run scored. E—M.Montero (5), G.Parra (2), R.Weeks 2 (9). DP—Milwaukee 1. LOB—Arizona 9, Milwaukee 5. 2B—Aoki (13), R.Weeks (12). HR—Kubel (12). SB—C.Gomez (9). CS—Bloomquist (8). S—Collmenter. IP H R ER BB SO Arizona Collmenter ............... 6 3 1 1 0 5 Shaw ......................... 1 1 0 0 1 0 D.Hernandez ........... 1 0 0 0 1 2 Corbin L,2-4............. 1⁄3 0 1 0 1 0 Milwaukee Gallardo ................... 62⁄3 3 0 0 5 6 Veras H,8 ................. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Fr.Rodriguez BS,3-4 ...................... 1 1 1 1 1 0 Axford W,2-5 ........... 1 1 0 0 0 2 WP—Collmenter, Gallardo. Umpires—Home, Ed Hickox;First, Mark Carlson;Second, Angel Hernandez;Third, Chris Conroy. T—3:14. A—38,605 (41,900).

Nationals 8, Braves 4 Washington

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Atlanta Bourn cf Prado lf Heywrd rf C.Jones 3b Uggla 2b FFrmn 1b Smmns ss D.Ross c THudsn p JFrncs ph Varvar p M.Diaz ph Venters p CMrtnz p

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Washington ....................... 400 011 002 — 8 Atlanta ................................ 001 003 000 — 4 E—Bourn (2). LOB—Washington 6, Atlanta 8. 2B—Lombardozzi (11), Zimmerman (14), Desmond (24), Prado (22), C.Jones (7). HR—Zimmerman (6), F.Freeman (10). SB—Lombardozzi (1). SF— LaRoche. IP H R ER BB SO Washington G.Gonzalez W,11-3 5 5 4 4 4 4 Stammen H,7 .......... 2 1 0 0 0 3 S.Burnett H,15 ........ 1 2 0 0 0 2 Clippard.................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Atlanta T.Hudson L,6-4 ....... 6 8 6 5 2 4 Varvaro..................... 2 0 0 0 1 3 Venters..................... 1⁄3 1 2 2 1 1 C.Martinez ............... 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 G.Gonzalez pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. HBP—by Venters (Lombardozzi). WP—T.Hudson. Umpires—Home, Tim McClelland;First, Brian Runge;Second, Ted Barrett;Third, Marvin Hudson. T—3:02. A—18,796 (49,586).

Cardinals 5, Pirates 4 Pittsburgh

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St. Louis

ab r h bi Furcal ss 4 0 1 0 MCrpnt 1b 3 2 1 0 Rzpczy p 0 0 0 0 Boggs p 0 0 0 0 Jay cf 0 0 0 0 Hollidy lf 3 1 1 1 Craig rf-1b 4 1 1 2 Freese 3b 4 0 1 0 Motte p 0 0 0 0 YMolin c 3 1 1 1 SRonsn Sutton lf-2b 4 1 2 0 cf-rf 4 0 2 1 Barmes ss 3 1 2 1 Greene 2b 1 0 0 0 Descals McKnr c 4 1 1 3 ph-2b-3b 2 0 1 0 Bedard p 2 0 0 0 Westrk p 1 0 0 0 Schmkr JHrrsn 2b-3b 2 0 0 0 ph-rf-2b 2 0 0 0 Totals 37 412 4 Totals 31 5 9 5 Pittsburgh .......................... 000 400 000 — 4 St. Louis ............................. 012 020 00x — 5 E—S.Robinson (2). DP—Pittsburgh 1, St. Louis 1. LOB—Pittsburgh 8, St. Louis 7. 2B—Sutton (3), Holliday (19). 3B—Presley (2). HR—McKenry (6), Craig (11), Y.Molina (13). CS—Tabata (9). S— Barmes, Westbrook. IP H R ER BB SO Pittsburgh Bedard L,4-9............ 42⁄3 8 5 5 2 5 Resop ....................... 11⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 J.Cruz ....................... 1 0 0 0 1 2 Watson ..................... 1 1 0 0 0 0 St. Louis Westbrook W,7-6.... 6 9 4 4 1 6 Rzepczynski H,10... 2⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Boggs H,12.............. 1 2 0 0 0 0 Motte S,17-21.......... 11⁄3 0 0 0 0 2 HBP—by Bedard (M.Carpenter). Umpires—Home, Jim Wolf;First, Derryl Cousins;Second, Ron Kulpa;Third, D.J. Reyburn. T—3:13. A—37,821 (43,975). Presley cf Tabata rf GJones 1b Walker 2b Resop p McGeh ph J.Cruz p Watson p PAlvrz 3b Fryer pr-lf

Padres 2, Rockies 0 San Diego

Colorado h bi ab r h bi 2 1 Fowler cf 4 0 2 0 1 0 Scutaro 2b 4 0 1 0 1 0 Giambi 1b 2 0 0 0 Nelson Guzmn lf 3 0 1 0 pr-3b 1 0 0 0 Grgrsn p 0 0 0 0 Cuddyr rf 4 0 1 0 Street p 0 0 0 0 Colvin lf 4 0 1 0 Pachec Grandl c 4 0 0 0 3b-1b 4 0 1 0 Alonso 1b 2 0 0 0 JHerrr ss 3 0 0 0 Maybin cf 3 0 0 0 Nieves c 3 0 1 0 Amarst ss 4 1 2 0 DPmrn p 2 0 0 0 K.Wells p 2 0 0 0 Brothrs p 0 0 0 0 Venale rf 0 0 0 0 EYong ph 1 0 0 0 Belisle p 0 0 0 0 MtRynl p 0 0 0 0 Roenck p 0 0 0 0 Totals 31 2 7 1 Totals 32 0 7 0 San Diego .......................... 001 000 100 — 2 Colorado ............................ 000 000 000 — 0 E—Pacheco (6). DP—San Diego 2, Colorado 1. LOB—San Diego 9, Colorado 7. 2B—Headley (18), Colvin (10). 3B—Fowler (9). SB—Denorfia (5), Forsythe 2 (3). S—K.Wells, Venable. IP H R ER BB SO San Diego K.Wells W,1-1 ......... 7 6 0 0 2 2 Gregerson H,11 ...... 1 1 0 0 0 0 Street S,12-12 ......... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Colorado D.Pomeranz L,0-3 .. 6 2 1 0 3 1 Brothers ................... 1 2 1 1 0 1 Belisle....................... 1 2 0 0 1 2 Mat.Reynolds........... 1⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Roenicke .................. 2⁄3 HBP—by D.Pomeranz (Maybin). WP—Brothers. Umpires—Home, Vic Carapazza;First, Bill Welke;Second, Jeff Nelson;Third, Chris Guccione. T—2:45. A—31,829 (50,398). Denorfi rf-lf Forsyth 2b Headly 3b


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BATTING—Trout, Los Angeles, .339;Konerko, Chicago, .335;Mauer, Minnesota, .324;Beltre, Texas, .323;AJackson, Detroit, .323;MiCabrera, Detroit, .314;Hamilton, Texas, .314. RUNS—Kinsler, Texas, 61;Ortiz, Boston, 57;Bautista, Toronto, 56;Cano, New York, 55;Granderson, New York, 54;De Aza, Chicago, 52;AdJones, Baltimore, 52. RBI—Hamilton, Texas, 73;Bautista, Toronto, 63;MiCabrera, Detroit, 62;ADunn, Chicago, 58;Encarnacion, Toronto, 55;Trumbo, Los Angeles, 55;Willingham, Minnesota, 55. HITS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 100;Jeter, New York, 98;Beltre, Texas, 95;Andrus, Texas, 94;Cano, New York, 94;AdJones, Baltimore, 94;Kinsler, Texas, 93. DOUBLES—Kinsler, Texas, 26;AGordon, Kansas City, 25;Choo, Cleveland, 24;AdGonzalez, Boston, 24;Ortiz, Boston, 24;MiCabrera, Detroit, 23;Cano, New York, 23. TRIPLES—Andrus, Texas, 5;Rios, Chicago, 5;JWeeks, Oakland, 5;Reddick, Oakland, 4;Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 4;15 tied at 3. HOME RUNS—Bautista, Toronto, 26;Hamilton, Texas, 25;ADunn, Chicago, 24;Granderson, New York, 23;Encarnacion, Toronto, 22;Ortiz, Boston, 21;Cano, New York, 20;Trumbo, Los Angeles, 20. STOLEN BASES—Trout, Los Angeles, 22;RDavis, Toronto, 20;Kipnis, Cleveland, 20;Andrus, Texas, 16;Crisp, Oakland, 16;Kinsler, Texas, 15;Revere, Minnesota, 15.

S A T U R D AY ’ S L A T E B O X E S Tigers 6, Rays 2 Detroit

Tampa Bay ab r h bi DJnngs lf 4 0 1 0 C.Pena 1b 4 1 2 1 BUpton cf 4 0 0 0 Scott dh 4 0 0 0 Zobrist rf 4 0 1 0 Conrad 3b 4 0 0 0 Loaton c 3 0 0 0 Matsui ph 1 0 0 0 EJhnsn ss 3 0 1 0 Rhyms 2b 2 0 1 0 Kppngr ph-2b 1 1 1 1 Totals 37 611 6 Totals 34 2 7 2 Detroit................................. 001 000 032 — 6 Tampa Bay......................... 000 000 020 — 2 DP—Tampa Bay 1. LOB—Detroit 12, Tampa Bay 5. 2B—Boesch (12), Zobrist (16). HR—A.Jackson (8), C.Pena (11), Keppinger (3). Detroit IP H R ER BB SO Porcello W,6-5 7 4 0 0 0 4 Benoit ....................... 1 2 2 2 0 1 Valverde................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 Hellickson L,4-4 ...... 22⁄3 4 1 1 1 1 Howell....................... 2 2 0 0 1 1 W.Davis.................... 11⁄3 0 0 0 1 2 Farnsworth............... 1 1 0 0 1 2 Jo.Peralta................. 1 2 3 3 0 2 Badenhop................. 1 2 2 2 3 0 HBP—by Jo.Peralta (R.Santiago). Umpires—Home, Dan Bellino; First, Mike Muchlinski; Second, Jerry Layne; Third, Bob Davidson. T—3:26. A—29,443 (34,078). AJcksn cf Berry lf MiCarr 3b Fielder 1b DYong dh Avila c Boesch rf D.Kelly rf JhPerlt ss RSantg 2b

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Mariners 3, Red Sox 2 Boston

Seattle ab r h bi ab r h bi Nava lf 4 0 0 0 ISuzuki rf 5 1 2 0 Pedroia 2b 5 0 1 0 C.Wells cf 4 1 0 0 Ortiz dh 5 0 1 0 Seager 3b 5 0 1 0 Sltlmch c 5 0 1 0 Jaso dh 5 0 1 2 AdGnzl 1b 5 1 3 0 Smoak 1b 4 0 0 0 Mdlrks 3b 5 1 1 0 Ackley 2b 4 1 2 0 C.Ross rf 4 0 2 0 Olivo c 5 0 2 0 Kalish cf 5 0 1 1 Figgins lf 4 0 0 1 Aviles ss 5 0 1 0 Kawsk ss 3 0 1 0 Totals 43 211 1 Totals 39 3 9 3 Boston ........................ 000 000 200 00 — 2 Seattle......................... 000 002 000 01 — 3 Two outs when winning run scored. DP—Boston 1. LOB—Boston 10, Seattle 9. 2B—Jaso (10). SB—C.Ross (1), I.Suzuki (11). SF— Figgins. IP H R ER BB SO Boston Beckett ..................... 6 4 2 2 3 4 Melancon ................. 2⁄3 2 0 0 0 1 A.Miller ..................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 Padilla....................... 2⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 Aceves L,0-5 ........... 21⁄3 2 1 1 0 1 Seattle Er.Ramirez............... 22⁄3 0 0 0 0 2 Furbush .................... 21⁄3 3 0 0 1 3 Luetge ...................... 1 1 1 1 0 1 League BS,6-15...... 1 2 1 0 1 0 O.Perez .................... 1 1 0 0 0 0 Wilhelmsen .............. 2 4 0 0 0 2 Kelley W,2-2 ............ 1 0 0 0 0 2 Luetge pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. PB—Olivo. Umpires—Home, Lance Barksdale;First, Fieldin Culbreth;Second, Adrian Johnson;Third, Gary Cederstrom. T—3:49. A—31,311 (47,860).


MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012









NATIONAL FORECAST Partly sunny and nice

SATURDAY Partly sunny

Partly cloudy

90° 68°

90° 65°

Syracuse 83/61

New York City 90/70 Reading 90/67

Cooling Degree Days*

88/64 81/60 97 in 1931 44 in 1988

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*Index of fuel consumption, how far the day’s mean temperature was above 65 degrees.


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Sun and Moon

Sunrise 5:35a 5:36a Moonrise Today 7:40p Tomorrow 8:32p Today Tomorrow

Brandywine Valley

Highs: 90-91. Lows: 70-71. Partly cloudy, warm and less humid. Partly cloudy tonight.

Highs: 88-92. Lows: 69-73. Partly cloudy, chance of thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, thunderstorms ending tonight.



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ALMANAC Recorded at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int’l Airport 0.00” 0.00” 0.11” 16.46” 17.94” Sunset 8:40p 8:40p Moonset 4:19a 5:26a

Susquehanna Stage Wilkes-Barre 0.54 Towanda 0.34 Lehigh Bethlehem 3.07 Delaware Port Jervis 2.73 Full

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Pottsville 88/64

Harrisburg 91/69


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Towanda 86/57

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We have a summer pattern for the week full of hot temperatures and scattered showers with thunderstorms. Today will be a great day with partly sunny skies, temperatures in the 80s and low humidity. Showers will move in Tuesday afternoon with the chance for a thunderstorm. Fourth of July starts off partly sunny, then we will see increasing clouds with the chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Thursday will be partly sunny with a chance of showers. Friday and Saturday will be hot with temperatures in the 90s. Sunday will be a little cooler with a high of 85 and the chance of afternoon rain and storms. - Michelle Rotella



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HONOR ROLL Sister Mary Catherine Slattery, principal, St. Nicholas-St. Mary School, recently released the Honor Roll for the fourth marking period. Grade 8: High Honors: Alexis Davison, Michelle Devaney, Meghan McGraw, Abby Muth, Marissa Rogers, Gabrielle Tomasura. Honors: Ivy Appleyard, Anah Bozentka, Olivia Caraballo, John Carr, Alyssa Christian, Jillian Kwak, Meghan McGraw, Randy Nguyen, Marissa Rogers, Emily Romanowski, Courtney Scovish, Gabrielle Tomasura, Riley Williams. Grade 7: High Honors: Julia Adams, Nicole Cavanaugh, Timothy Cava-

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Grade 6: High Honors: Emily Bush, Colleen Cavanaugh, Thalia Charles, Kayla Kruk, Taylor Oakes, Isabel Panganaban. Honors: Dominick Adameck, Thomas Borum, Julianna Davis, Tucker Ell, Katherine Finnegan, Katie Flanagan, Maria Gereda, Nicole Kerestes, Alicia Kugler, Nicholas Lutz, C.J. McAvoy, Simon Peter, Jerod Price, Christine Revitt, Jocelyn Rogers, Alyssa Siejna, Bridget Thole, John Turosky, Nial Vender, Madison Zulkoski.

Zachary T. Jones, Matthew K. Kaster, Kendell A. Kocher, Anna L. Kozelsky, Hong Jun Li, Dominic Mack, Carina Mazzoni, Thomas J. O’Connell, Brittany L. Painter, Nilkumar V. Patel, Christina M. Perry, Aaron Piavis, Richard M. Pouffary, Tyler J. Purnell, Savannah R. Rish, Angelina L. Rovinski, Tyler S. Sadvary, Victoria F. Scaramastro, David J. Supko, Kiana A. Thompson, Allison E. Trzeskowski, Raymond Walton, Christopher L. Yokimcus. Honor Roll: Malik S. Alston, Aaron M. Baratta, William P. Barney, Rachel A. Behm, Baxter Bevins, Danielle M. Billings, David Bonczek, Joelle L. Brozoski, Nina Brunetti, Christopher E. Burge, Sarah A. Burger, Sean P. Conway, Reed M. Cormier, Joseph D. Cuono, Meghan C. Demeglio, Michael Diakun, Lynsay M. Finken, Elizabeth F. Gillen, Dean T. Gregory, Tyler Hitt, Nicole A. Hvozdovic, Aaron D. Ingham, Nickolas Kohlert, Antonio Laezza, Jason A. Lear, Justina L. Malys, Briley V. Marchetti, Daniel J. Martin, Amanda M. Moyer, Ryan J. Murphy, Emily K. Orrson, Marissa Pac, Hursh N. Patel, Nimita Patel, Janki Pathak, Maria E. Perry, Steven A. Rerick, Martin L. Ryman, Ashley E. Saake, Adam E. Saba, Robert Sarluca, Ryan P. Schwartz, Nicholas C. Sepela, Brandon J. Smith, Stephanie N. Smith, Elliot A. Snyder, Tara L. Steffen, Hanna K. Sulkowski, John Swiderski, Laura M. Thonus, Dakota A. Vaughn, Jack H. Walsh, Juliet Wotherspoon, Samantha A. Yeninas, Jackson Young. Grade 12: Principal’s Honor Roll: Rachel L. Bohn, Logan J. Bretz, Samantha L. Cantwell, Cassandra L. Care, Hannah E. Coffin, Robert M. Coulter, Xavier C. Cummings, Lindsey K. Dotzel, Paige L. Evans, Nickolas P. Forsberg, Kayla M. Gegaris, Kaitlin R. Gower, Susan Hao, Carly A. Hislop, Janak P. Jethva, Lindsey M. Kastreva, Megan E. Lasko, Hannah M. Lee, Joseph N. Legg, Roger J. Legg, Kelly L. Madigan, Kyle M. McCormack, Jessica R. Newak, Jesse T. Quintiliani, Cally M. Richardson, Kimberly J. Schlosser, Amy F. Scutt, Leah M. Serafin, Jamie L. Sheridan, Jared A. Smigelski, Melissa A. Snyder, Colleen B. Tay-

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Andrew Lawrence American Legion Post 644, Swoyersville, is holding a bingo in conjunction with the Old-Fashioned Family Picnic taking place from 5-1 1 p.m. on Aug. 10 and 3-1 1 p.m. on Aug 1 1. Along with the bingo, there will be food, music and games. At a recent planning meeting, from left, first row, are Leona Yuhas; Lillian Munley, auxiliary president; Josephine Katrainak; and Violet Jones. Second row: Theresa Yurko and Cindy Kuhns, post commander.


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SWEET VALLEY: The 117th Legislative District, Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/ Wyoming) recently announced her satellite office hours for the month of July. Due to the Fourth of July holiday, Boback will not host satellite hours in Dennison or Conyngham townships in July. A member of Boback’s staff will be available on the following dates and times: Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon at the Salem Township Municipal Building, 38 Bomboy Lane, Berwick. Tuesday: 10 a.m. to noon at the Dorrance Township Municipal Building, 7844 Blue Ridge Trail, Mountain Top, and 1 to 3 p.m. at the Wright Township Municipal Building, 321 South Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. July 12: 9 a.m. to noon at the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center, 42 Community Drive, Benton. July 25: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shickshinny Senior Center, 19 W. Vine St., Shickshinny. For questions regarding these office hours, residents may contact Boback’s district offices located in Sweet Valley at 4773752, or in Tunkhannock at 836-4777. Residents can also call toll-free at 800-278-3930. State forms are available at Boback also plans to host a claims consultant from the Wilkes-Barre Veterans of Foreign Wars at her Sweet Valley office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 17 to address questions and concerns of local veterans and their families. These veterans’ assistance hours are held in Boback’s Sweet Valley office, 5929 Main Road (off State Route 118) in Sweet Valley, on the third Tuesday of each month. Appointments for these hours are not necessary.


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Caitrin J. Mullisky Caitrin Jin Mullisky, daughter of Heather Johnson-Mullisky and John Mullisky, Mountain Top, is celebrating her ninth birthday today, July 2. Caitrin is a granddaughter of Michael and Sharon Johnson, Lake Nuangola, and Paul and Judy Mullisky, both of Clarks Summit. She has a sister, Ruth Elizabeth, 8, and a brother, Michael John, 6.

Anthony J. Ragugini Anthony J. Ragugini, son of Gerald Ragugini and Sharon Wallace, Bear Creek, celebrated his first birthday June 24. Anthony is a grandson of Dale and Jolyne Smith, Plains Township; the late Jerry Ragugini; Susan Bell, Pittston; and Leonard Wallace, Dallas. He is a great-grandson of the late John and Marie Gibbon, Wilkes-Barre. Anthony has a brother, Jesse, 17, and a sister, Emily, 7.

Emergency crew battles blaze as part of training Luzerne County Emergency Management Director Steve Bekanich and several local emergency response officials with the East Central Task Force (ECTF) Type IV Incident Management Team recently took part in a job-shadowing program with emergency crews that are battling a forest fire in New Mexico. Bekanich; Dave Carichner, Wyoming County deputy EMC and operations and training; Patrick Kazmerski Jr., Northumberland County EMA staff; and Susan Smith, director, Schuylkill County Planning and GIS, trained with and supported the efforts of the response professionals of the Type I National Southwest IMT on this large wildfire. Duties completed by the members included communication/radio management, resource management and establishment of the Incident Command Post. Bekanich and Carichner supported positions in the Logistics Division and Kazmerski and Smith assisted in the Plans Division. Bekanich also worked with the Incident Command Group. The ECTF provides all-hazards planning, mitigation, response and recovery services to Berks, Columbia, Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Wyoming counties. Participants, from left, are Smith, Kazmerski, Carichner and Bekanich.

The Bear Creek Knights of Columbus Council 10571 recently held a Father’s Day breakfast at St. Elizabeth’s Church, Bear Creek Village. Over 50 people attended the event which also featured the awarding of the council’s annual Joe Zabra Scholarships to Alyssa Hamill, Thornhurst, and Grace Fazzi, Bear Creek Township. Hamill will be attending Kutztown University this fall and Fazzi will be attending Wilkes University. At the breakfast, from left: Tony Gatto; the Rev. William J. Karle, pastor of St. Elizabeth’s/St. Mark’s Churches; Fazzi; Hamill; Glenn Cronauer, grand knight; and Tony Joseph, warden.

Dallas Rotary presents book scholarships The Dallas Rotary Club recently presented book scholarships to area students at a dinner held in their honor. Each student received a check for $500 to help offset the expense of books during their first year of college. The club has been awarding these scholarships for over 50 years to college-bound seniors from Dallas, Lake-Lehman and Northwest school districts. More than $70,000 in scholarships has been awarded. At the dinner, from left, first row, are Ken Chapple, club president; Maranda Koehn, Northwest; Skyler DiPasquale, Northwest; Amir Paris, Dallas; Amber Anderson, Lake-Lehman; and Lois Macri, scholarship chairperson.

JENKINS TWP.: St. John’s Lodge 233 Free and Accepted Masons is holding an open house 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 18 at the Lodge Hall, 498 Yatesville Road. This is a joint venture with members of Tyre Square Club Golden Rule Lodge 15 of Wilkes-Barre. The public is welcome to come and tour the facilities. There will also be a chicken and ribs barbecue with servings from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (or whenever the food is gone). The menu includes grilled and smoked chicken and ribs, candied yams, collard greens, bread, macaroni and cheese, drinks and iced tea. Cost is $10 for the chicken or ribs. A rack of ribs is $25. For more information call Jerry Venetz at 654-9833 or Fred Kotula at 655-1687.

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NEWPORT TWP.: The Newport Township Fireman’s Community Ambulance is conducting its annual fund drive. Each household and business will receive a subscription packet. The subscription fees are $45 for families (includes unmarried children under 21); $35 for an individual (includes children over 21); and a donation area for businesses. For more information call 735-4652. Subscriptions may be returned by mail or dropped off at the station at 1002 Center St., Wanamie, Pa, 18634. The Newport Township Fireman’s Community Ambulance is also seeking individuals who are interested in becoming a volunteer driver or emergency medical technician. For more information or an application, call 735-4652.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge, a program of Catholic Social Services, will hold its annual ‘Walk Around Wilkes-Barre’ fundraising event on Aug. 16. Walkers at the casual evening of progressive dining and entertainment will be served hors d’oeuvres at The F.M. Kirby Center, soup and salad at The Ramada, dinner at the Westmoreland Club and dessert at Bart & Urby’s. The walk begins at 5:30 p.m. and all proceeds benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge mentoring program. For ticket information call 824-8756 or visit From left: Jack Nolan, chairman of the advisory board, Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge; Tanya Olaviany, program director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge; Bob Chopick, board member, Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge and chairman of the ‘Walk Around Wilkes-Barre’ event; Anne Green-Santry; board member, Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge; and Monsignor Joseph P. Kelly; Diocesan Secretary for Catholic Human Services.

WILKES-BARRE: The Bishop William J. Hafey Fourth Degree Assembly Knights of Columbus will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church hall, 134 S. Washington Street. The meeting will be hosted by Wilkes-Barre Council 302. All future meetings will start at 7:30 p.m. All Fourth Degree Knights are requested to attend and meet the new officers for the upcoming year. Light refreshments will be served.

Stephanie Scott Stephanie Scott, daughter of Kevin and Terry Scott, Mountain Top, is celebrating her sixth birthday today, July 2. Stephanie is a granddaughter of Donald and Terry Gensil, Wapwallopen, and Dale and Lois Scott, Mountain Top. She is a great-granddaughter of Frank and Betty Zerfoss, Bloomsburg. Stephanie has a sister, Paige, 8.

HUGHESTOWN: The Hughestown Lions Club will hold an awards dinner at 7 tonight at the Hughestown Hose Company to honor the recipients of this year’s Clarence Hensley/Jerry Chilipko Education Awards. The award winners are Sarah E. Kosik and Austyn C. Pivarnik, both students at Pittston Area High School and residents of Hughestown. The students excelled in the classroom and are exceptional role models. Newly elected officers will also be sworn in during the dinner meeting. New officers are Steve Golya, president; Fred Pierantoni, vice president; Denise Chilipko, secretary; Phil Falvo, treasurer; and Frank Tierney, tail twisters.

Lions induct two new members The JLW Mt. Laurel Lions recently inducted two new members, Joanna Springer and Ann Marie Guitson, into the club. The members were inducted by Eileen Yurish, past district governor. Anyone interested in joining the club can contact Joan Milligan, past district governor, at 823-6035 or any club member. At the ceremony, from left, first row, are Springer and Guitson. Second row: Charlene Poulos, president; Ann Rose, sponsor; Yurish; Elsie Belmont, sponsor; and Milligan, membership chair.


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Distant mother now wanting contact refuses to admit to past abuse Dear Abby: When I was a child, my mother — a bipolar schizophrenic — abused me. At 12, I decided I had had enough of her mental and physical abuse. A friend helped me leave and be placed with my father. I am now 35 and haven’t seen my mother since then. A few years ago I wrote her a letter. In it I included pictures of my children, saying I would like her to know her grandchildren. She ripped the photos into pieces and sent them back with a note telling me to leave her alone and that I had “made my choice in life.” Last month, I received a letter from her saying she regretted destroying

DEAR ABBY ADVICE the pictures and would now like me to send more and she could meet us all. She also asked me for $6,000. She claims I “know” she never abused me and that she isn’t mentally ill. It has taken a long time for me to overcome the things she did to me. Even now, when I drive through the old neighborhoods where we lived — a different one for every grade I went to school — I break down in tears from the memories of her abuse. Should I write my mother back or just let it go? — On an Emotional Roller Coaster in Illinois


Dear On An Emotional Roller Coaster: Let it go. Until your mother is well enough to admit what she did to you — and she ISN’T — do not expose your children to her. And as to the $6,000, if you can afford to spend that kind of money, spend it on therapy to overcome the sadness that still lingers from your abusive childhood. Dear Abby: My wife, “Diane,” and her youngest sister, “Jenny,” have grown closer in recent years. We live in different states. In her attempt to stay connected to Diane, Jenny sends gifts on every conceivable occasion and non-occasion. She sends boxes of cheap items she picks up at her local dollar store — household knickknacks, toys, kitchen gadgets, plastic trinkets and costume


jewelry. It’s always things we neither need nor use, and the postage probably costs more than the items in those boxes. Our home is already jammed with too much stuff. I have told my wife I want her sister to stop sending all that junk. Of course, she doesn’t want to hurt her sister’s feelings, so she says nothing. I have threatened to tell Jenny myself, but I know that would be a mistake. I don’t interact with her and her husband, and we don’t communicate well. What can I do? — Stuffed With Stuff in Oregon Dear Stuffed: You can’t “do” anything because this is something your wife is going to have to deal with. Diane should tell Jenny that the two of you have reached a point in life where

you are no longer able to accept things because you have nowhere to put them, and are now in the process of clearing out items you no longer use. She should tell her sister that when she wants to reach out, please do so on the Internet or pick up the phone. However, if Sissy refuses to take the hint, you and your wife should look for someplace to donate the unwanted items. A thrift shop, church sale, women’s shelter or children’s hospital would be ideal. To receive a collection of Abby’s most memorable — and most frequently requested — poems and essays, send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $3.95 ($4.50 in Canada) to: Dear Abby’s “Keepers,” P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included.)



ARIES (March 21-April 19). Consider turning the video camera on yourself so you can objectively see what others see in you. Your presentation will be key to gaining the respect and buy-in of the people you need to influence now. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). In the mood to feed your mind, you’ll be on the search for intelligent life in the universe wherever you go. You won’t be disappointed, either. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It takes years of conditioning for people to be socially at ease. But if you’re naturally inclined toward bonding, the process doesn’t seem like work. Your grace is so natural that it appears effortless. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your faith that good things are coming your way is what makes it so. Also, your relationship with a happy air sign (Gemini, Libra or Aquarius) helps you stay positive. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s one thing to be supportive and quite another to do so unconditionally. You’ll prove that you’re there for a friend or partner with your unfailingly positive, constructive feedback. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The pursuit of perfection may be futile in that perfection is an impossible standard. But there are excellent near-perfect findings along the way to make such a quest worthwhile. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Nourishment isn’t just about your food choices. Your spirit needs nourishment, too.


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Following an interest into deeper and more intricate levels will be soul-satisfying. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The situation at hand calls for quick reflexes. You’ll put your wants and needs on the back burner in order to handle the current scene in the most effective way. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You sense what people want to hear, and you have a talent for delivering these sentiments in just the right way. It’s a beautiful thing indeed when such words also happen to be the truth. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Being grounded is usually a fine quality, suggesting a solid emotional core and the ability to relate to people in a common reality. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). In your life, things are either growing or shrinking, but never static. So there really isn’t such a thing as a “status quo.” What “status quo” really means to you is “shrinking.” PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It doesn’t take a clever plan to get your finances on track. Rather, it takes a basically sensible plan and a stick-to-it attitude. You’ll develop such a plan (and attitude) in the weeks to come. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 2). You don’t have to go out of your way to stand for anything. Just be who you are. Your confidence will grow as you realize that you are enough. Aries and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 33, 14, 37 and 50.

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