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NANTICOKE – If the Luzerne County Community College Board of Trustees approves a contract renewal for President Thomas Leary today, it could prove to be a controversial conclusion to a controversial year. For LCCC, 2011 began with a report by the Auditor General’s Office that determined former Associate Dean Peter Paul Moses had stolen at least $104,000 in cash from the college cafeteria from 2004 through 2006.

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college provides requested evidence to the commission. Within weeks after going on probation, LCCC axed five management posts in response to the loss of $1.2 million in state Leary money. Gov. Tom Corbett slashed education spending, refusing to make up for federal stimulus money that had helped school districts and colleges through the past two years. The cuts were

Moses was fired in 2008 after discovery of the theft and was found guilty in court, but at the time he had been charged with stealing less than $18,000. The news got worse in June, when The Middle States Commission on Higher Education put LCCC on probation for failing to sufficiently prove it was meeting accreditation standards. Accreditation is needed to get state and federal subsidies. LCCC remains accredited, and Leary has predicted probation will be lifted after the See LCCC, Page 14A

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hildren of the day care and nursery school at the Wilkes-Barre YMCA were greeted Sunday by a very jolly Ole St. Nick at the annual Christmas Party. Santa gave out presents, all of which were bought by community members. The party’s sponsors were M&T Bank, Wilkes University pharmacy students, Surgical Specialists, Rodano’s and the Y.

Postal cuts to slow delivery of 1st-class mail U.S. Postal Service will announce estimated $3 billion in reductions today. By HOPE YEN Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Facing bankruptcy, the U.S. Postal Service is pushing ahead with unprecedented cuts to first-class mail next spring that will slow delivery and, for the first time in 40

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years, eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day. The estimated $3 billion in reductions, to be announced in broader detail today, are part of a wide-ranging effort by the cashstrapped Postal Service to quickly trim costs, seeing no immediate help from Congress. The changes would provide short-term relief, but ultimately could prove counterproductive, pushing more of America’s busi-

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Pirate Day.” You lived through “National Jelly Doughnut Day.” Now, prepare yourself for the next wave of superfluous invented holidays: Today is “International Ninja Day.” It’s a day for you to channel your “inner ninja” and show off whatever ninja skills you possess. If that means hiding in a plant at the office and leaping out and scaring co-workers, then go for it. Don’t expect to be thought normal, but go for it.

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ness onto the Internet. They could slow everything from check payments to Netflix’s DVDs-bymail, add costs to mail-order prescription drugs and threaten the existence of newspapers and time-sensitive magazines delivered by postal carrier to far-flung suburban and rural communities. That birthday card mailed firstclass to Mom also could arrive a day or two late, if people don’t plan ahead. “It’s a potentially major change,

when Christmas specials ran once a year, and watching the annual showings of our favorites was an event. Now, thanks to that wonderful invention we call cable TV, you can watch these holiday shows over, and over, and over …. and over again. Case in point, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” airs tonight at 8 on ABC. It will be back. The 1984 version of “A Christmas Carol,” starring George C. Scott, is on AMC tonight at 8 AND 10:30. Same thing on Tuesday night. Same Scrooge time, same Scrooge channel. And ABC Family will feature “The Year Without a Santa Claus” at 9 p.m. Thursday. And at 6 p.m. Friday. And it too will be back before Dec. 25.

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but I don’t think consumers are focused on it and it won’t register until the service goes away,” said Jim Corridore, analyst with S&P Capital IQ, who tracks the shipping industry. “Over time, to the extent the customer service experience gets worse, it will only increase the shift away from mail to alternatives. There’s almost nothing you can’t do online that you can do by mail.”

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LCTA is eyeing natural gas vans

KINGSTON -- A Luzerne County agency likely will be among the first -- if not the very first -- in Northeastern Pennsylvania to switch to compressed natural gas to fuel a fleet of vehicles. Stanley Strelish, executive director of the Luzerne County Transportation Authority, told the authority board last week that he has been in discussions with UGI Penn Natural Gas about building a compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station in Strelish Forty Fort to fuel a fleet of about 60 vans after a transportation agency consolidation takes place in the county next year. Plans are in the works for the LCTA to consolidate with the Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Transportation Department and Hazleton Public Transit. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is pushing for smaller transit systems to consolidate. The LCTA runs public bus service in northern Luzerne County, HPT runs public bus service in southern Luzerne County, and L/WCTD provides para-transit service to the elderly, children and youth services, and specialneeds persons throughout Luzerne and Wyoming counties. The L/WCTD has about 60 vans that are in poor shape and will need to be replaced over an approximately eight-year period, Strelish said. After researching the options and discussing it with UGI representatives, Strelish said it makes the most sense to go with CNG vans. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, CNG has a high octane rating and excellent properties for spark-ignited internal combustion engines. It is nontoxic, non-corrosive and non-carcinogenic and presents no threat to soil, surface water or groundwater. “It’s definitely the way to go. It will present a significant savings to the authority,” Strelish said. “The initial cost of the vehicles may be a little higher, but the

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personal life and golf career came crashing down, Tiger Woods is a winner again. One shot behind with two holes to play, Woods closed with clutch birdie putts Sunday to win the Chevron World Challenge by one shot over former Masters champion Zach Johnson. It was the 83rd title worldwide for Woods, but his first since the Australian Masters on Nov. 15, 2009. 1B

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will want to tune in to the NFL Network this Thursday night at 8 to catch the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers. The once bitter rivalry has been predominantly one-sided in recent years with Pittsburgh getting almost all the wins. Although Cleveland did win in 2009, you’d have to go back to 2003 to find another Browns victory. But, chin up, Cleveland fans. The Browns did have the better of the rivalry in the 1950s.

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sky’s “Nutcracker Ballet” has been a holiday performance loved by millions worldwide. The Scranton Civic Ballet Company hasn’t been around THAT long, but it has been presenting the Christmas classic for 25 years. And it will be doing it again this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. Which, luckily, happens to be located in Scranton, so the name fits nicely. Can’t make Friday’s show? There will be another one at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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what better way to relax than with a weekend full of loud motorcycle noises. The AMA Arenacross Series will be invading the Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The professionals have the course Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7. And at 10 a.m. Sunday the amateurs get their turn. Ticket prices vary per event, and you can get them any number of ways. Go to www.mohegansunarenapa.com for more info.


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Tax hike in Hazleton budget is debated The $4.06M budget will be presented for its second reading on Wednesday. By GERI GIBBONS Times Leader Correspondent

HAZLETON – The city’s proposed 2012 budget has been the subject of some debate as City Council prepares to vote on the $4.06 million spending plan that would increase property taxes by about 14 percent. Among the catalysts of that debate is Councilman Jack Mundie’s belief that council plans to sell the water company in order to satisfy future anticipated deficits. Mayor Joseph Yannuzzi has recently stated he is aware of no

POLICE BLOTTER PLAINS TWP. – Police said Joel Rolon-Arroyo of Old Forge faces charges of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana as the result of a traffic stop. Police said he was clocked traveling 110 mph in a posted 55 mph zone while traveling on I-81 south. Police said the investigating officer who stopped RolonArroyo’s vehicle said he observed a suspected marijuana cigarette and open containers of beer in plain view. The man was taken into custody for alleged DUI and possession of marijuana, police said. He was taken to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, where he consented to a blood test. Police said charges are pending receipt of the test results. YATESVILLE – Police said they arrested three men on Saturday afternoon in the theft of metal from Lispi’s Junkyard on Pittston Avenue in Yatesville. Arrested were George Angelo Timko, 32, of Simpson, Allen Elbert Watson, 38, of Carbondale, and Edward James Marcinkevich, 40, of Old Forge. Police said they were arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Dotzel on charges of theft, conspiracy to commit theft, receiving stolen property, and criminal trespass. Watson was also charged with possession of drug parapherna-

such plan, and Councilwoman Karin Cabell agrees with him. Cabell said she has no knowledge of any such plan, and that council has never formally or informally discussed it. “What I am educated on and will gladly comment on is the budget,” said Cabell, indicating tax increases reflected in the present proposed budget are reasonable and necessary. The proposed budget would increase the city real estate tax to 3.23 mills from the current 2.83 mills. One mill equals $1 in tax for every $1,000 of assessed value on a property. The budget will be presented for its second reading on Wednesday. Answering Mundie’s voiced concern that the city is spending

By AMY KAUFMAN Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — The weekend following the long Thanksgiving holiday is traditionally sluggish for the film business — and this year was no exception. With no new movies opening nationwide, audiences shied away from the multiplex after heading there in droves over turkey day. As a result, it was the second-slowest moviegoing weekend of the year, with ticket receipts totaling only $82 million, according to data compiled by Hollywood.com. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part1” claimed the No.1 spot at the box office for the third consecutive weekend, again besting “The Muppets.” The vampire film pulled in $16.9 million, according to an estimate from distributor Summit Entertainment. After 17 days in theaters, the fourth installment in the series has grossed an impressive $247.3 million in North America. Still, that’s slightly lower than the $255.4 million the third “Twilight” film, “New Moon,” grossed during the same time period in 2009. “I think our audience has grown a little bit older, and therefore their interests have changed — they may be shopping or doing other things they weren’t a year and a half ago,” the studio’s Domestic Distribution President

ments on the police force, as well as additional state funding for an officer and cruiser, via their auto theft task force. We were able to increase the amount of code officers directly from the savings of no longer having a city engineer. By approaching the new hires in this manner, we have been able to keep the hiring’s deficit neutral.” said Cabell. At the heart of that discussion is a seeming conflict between the city’s ability to pay its bills and its citizens’ ability to pay their taxes. Mundie believes the city must come up with a solution that is equitable to both the city and its residents. Adding to city concerns is that, in 2013, the city will be approximately $600,000 shy of revenue from the 2012 budget because

Hazleton City Properties will no longer be paying that installment amount for purchasing land from the city. Mundie said he is still awaiting some numbers from the city administrator and will further clarify his position at the next reading of the proposed budget. The mayor believes he and council should focus on the 2012 budget at this time, before addressing these projected concerns for 2013. However, he also emphasized he is working with Pennsylvania Economy League in order to minimize excessive tax burden on residents in the future. Yannuzzi said he is not only crafting a budget, but also trying to improve the quality of life for city residents.

lia, police said. All three were committed to Luzerne County prison for the lack of $20,000 bail each. SUGARLOAF – An unknown vehicle struck a utility pole at state Route 487 at Fritz Hill Road early Sunday. Anyone with information should contact PSP Bloomsburg at 387-4261. HANOVER TWP. – Police said they are investigating a burglary that occurred overnight Saturday into Sunday at the Star Mini Mart, South Main Street, Lee Park. Police said entry was gained by cutting a hole in the roof and an undetermined amount of money was taken from an unlocked safe. The person then left through the same roof hole. Police said the robber is believed to be a male of unknown race, wearing dark-colored ski mask with a thin build. He was believed to be wearing a zip-up sweatshirt with a large skull decal on the front. HAZLETON – At around 10:45 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the area of 8th and Alter streets on a report of a gun shot. Police said there were no reported injuries or damage. Anyone with information is asked to call city police at 4594940.

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Audiences stayed away from the multiplex with no new movies opening nationwide.

money unnecessarily, Cabell said increases in health insurance, contractual obligations to unions, rising fuel costs and the rising cost of doing business have made a tax increases necessary. “I may also add our tax revenues have decreased, our population increased, and with that increase a record-breaking need for services, hence, causing the perfect storm,” Cabell said, noting the total increase in cost to residents would be approximately $32 per year. Cabell said council has been able to increase revenues for police and code enforcement without any additional increase to city residents. “We have been able to do these two things through senior retire-

Richie Fay said of the difference between the two “Twilight” films. “That audience was also a big repeat audience, so maybe this time they’ve only seen the movie once, when they would have seen it 4 1⁄2 times before.” Heading into the weekend, it was expected that Walt Disney Studios’ “The Muppets” would be able to outsell “Breaking Dawn.” Despite being beloved by critics and moviegoers, word-ofmouth on the kid-friendly picture was not strong enough to propel it to the top spot. Instead, the movie came in far below expectations with $11.2 million, bringing its overall total to $56.1 million since its opening over Thanksgiving. Dave Hollis, Disney’s executive vice president of distribution, said he believes the film is in the process of “transitioning into being a family film” after playing to a large contingent of nostalgic adults last weekend. (Roughly 65 percent of the crowd who saw the movie upon its debut last weekend was over the age of 18.) “Last weekend, we had that white-hot core of ’Muppets’ fans come out en masse,” Hollis said. “The kind of business we’re doing right now is going to mirror our performances on family films — meaning it’s poised to have strong legs over time.” Compared with their competition, “Hugo” and “Arthur Christmas” had relatively modest drops. Martin Scorsese’s 3-D “Hugo” fell 33 percent to $7.6 million, while “Arthur Christmas,” an animated 3-D holiday tale, saw receipts drop 39 percent to $7.4 million.

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, in lauding the actors, musicians and others receiving Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night, also was looking for advice. “Everybody likes him,” Obama said of Yo-Yo Ma, one of the several artists honored. “You’ve got to give me some tips.” Obama noted that the cellist has appeared on Sesame Street and said, “I thought about asking him to go talk to Congress.” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was home for less than 36 hours between diplomatic travels but found time to honor the artists. On Saturday night, between her historic visit to Myanmar and a trip to Germany to discuss Afghanistan’s future, Clinton hosted a dinner for some big names from Broadway, jazz, pop, classical music and Hollywood. Ma, Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Sonny Rollins and Meryl Streep also were saluted by Obama and their fellow artists with tribute performances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. After visiting the isolated Southeast Asian country also known as Burma, Clinton said such U.S. artists have worldwide influence by using their freedom of creativity and expression. “You may not know it, but somewhere in a little tiny room in Burma or even in North Korea, someone is desperately trying to hear you or to see you, to experience you,” Clinton told the crowd. “And if they are lucky enough to make that connection, it can literally change lives and countries.” Entertainers who have gathered for the event include Stephen Colbert, Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, Anne Hathaway and others. A surprise lineup of stars will perform as part of the nation’s highest honor for those

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mond. “He’s a great storyteller,” Richie said, as with the hit single “America.” “He’s not an acrobatic singer. Basically he told the story in a very simple voice.” Ma, one of the best-known classical musicians, has played the cello since he was 4. Now at 56, he is hailed as a musical ambassador whose work has spanned styles around the world from Bluegrass to sounds from the Silk Road. His star power has drawn fans including Colbert, conductor John Williams and even Elmo from “Sesame Street.” Cook, 84, made her Broadway debut in 1951 and later had her breakthrough in Leonard Bernstein’s musical version of Voltaire’s “Candide.” She topped that performance as Marian the Librarian in 1957’s hit musical “The Music Man,” for which she won a Tony Award. Glenn Close called Cook an icon for anyone who has worked on Broadway, adding that Cook went on to a successful solo career and is still performing. Rollins, 81, is a jazz saxophonist who has shared the stage with Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, among others. He is one of the last surviving giants from the golden era of jazz. “America is the home of jazz. It’s what we started,” he said. “By the way, hip hop music is a part of jazz, believe it or not.”

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who have defined American culture through the arts. CBS will broadcast the show on Dec. 27. Drawing one of the loudest laughs of the evening, Obama made passing reference to Diamond’s 70s-era wardrobe, saying, “Now, his shirts aren’t as flashy as they used to be. I notice you’re buttoned up all the way to the top.” Diamond said it’s a “great coincidence” that his work is being honored in a show hosted by Caroline Kennedy. The song “Sweet Caroline” is a story about he and his former wife, but the name is Kennedy’s, he said on the red carpet. “I’m going to have to thank her for that,” he said. Obama said all the honorees felt the need to express themselves and share it. “That’s why we dance, even if, as Michelle says, I look silly doing it,” he added to laughter. Streep, 62, has made more than 45 movies and won two Oscars in a career spanning Shakespeare to ABBA with the movie “Mamma Mia!” For her part, Streep said she is in awe of the accolades. “Look where we are, look who’s here,” Streep said. “It’s overwhelming. I feel very proud.” Lionel Richie told the AP that he got into the music business because he wanted to be Dia-

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for the Arts to support marketing campaigns to expand readership for the literary works it publishes. This is one of 863 grants awarded and distributed as part of the NEA’s Art Works initiative. Etruscan Press’s activities funded by the grant will include creating an innovative web-based peer-mentorship program connecting authors directly to readers and other authors; expanding readership via social media; and bringing books to underserved populations through corporate connections and sponsorship programs.

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The Building Industry Association has announced that all proceeds from the Outdoor Theme Project Raffle will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton. The 2012 Builders Expo will be March 2, 3 and 4 at the 109th Armory and will feature many events along with many builders, remodelers and services. For information, call the BIA Office at 287-3331.

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LOCAL Shabazz homicide trial to begin Izel Garrett and Isiah Garrett and their cousin, Tyrek Smith, are charged. By SHEENA DELAZIO sdelazio@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – Just after noon on Dec. 6, Abdul Hakeem Shabazz dialed 911. He had been shot and was lying on the ground on North 3rd Street in Hazleton. A year later, three men will stand trial on homicide and related charges in Shabazz’s death. The trial of brothers Izel Walter Garrett, 19, and Isiah Jesse Garrett, 22, both of Mechanicsburg, and their cousin Tyrek

Smith, 25, of Harrisburg, will begin today with jury selection. A jury and alternates will be selected, and testimony may begin as early as Tuesday. Testimony is expected to last two weeks, according to court papers. Luzerne County Judge Tina Polachek Gartley will preside over the trial. Assistant District Attorneys Frank McCabe and Jill Matthew Lada are prosecuting the case. Izel Garrett is represented by attorneys Brian Corcoran and Allyson Kacmarski; Isiah Garrett by attorney Robert Mozenter, of Philadelphia; and Smith by attorney Royce Morris, of Harrisburg. Police said the shooting was

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the end result of a drug deal gone bad that included counterfeit money. The Garretts and Smith were visiting the Garretts’ father and his girlfriend in West Hazleton. Isiah Garrett told authorities his father arranged for Shabazz to sell marijuana to him, his brother and cousin. During an interview with authorities, Izel Garrett said Shabazz entered the apartment and

put a “brick-size amount” of marijuana on the table after Smith pulled out $400 to $500 in cash. “The victim examined the money and noticed it to be fake. He threw the money back to the table and an exchange of words occurred between Smith and (Shabazz),” court papers say Izel said. Isiah corroborated his brother’s statement, saying Shabazz looked at the money as if something wasn’t right with it. Smith then pulled out a gun, pointing it at Shabazz. Shabazz reached for the gun and Smith hit him in the head with a closed fist. Izel added that Smith then fired two shots at Shabazz. Izel’s girlfriend accompanied

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West Pittston Borough announces that the last day for pickup of flood debris will be Dec. 31. Eligible debris, as per FEMA guidelines, shall consist of only the following: disaster generated debris and materials damaged as a result of the flooding. Ineligible debris include the following: reconstruction debris consisting of materials used in the reconstruction of disaster-damaged improved property and concrete slabs or foundations-on-grade. All eligible flood debris placed at the curb must not be placed together with regular household garbage and cardboard. Anyone having cardboard should place the cardboard separately and contact the Public Works Building at 655-7786 to have it picked up by the Public Works Department.

Despite closing recovery center at LCCC, federal agency maintains presence in Luzerne County. By MATT HUGHES mhughes@timesleader.com

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Christmas events listed

The Hughestown Hose Co. will host its annual Breakfast with Santa at the first station banquet Hall Dec. 18 starting at 7 a.m. with the last seating at noon. Santa Claus will arrive at 9 a.m. and will hand out gifts for all the children in attendance. After Santa arrives, he will be available for pictures during the breakfast. There will also be activities for kids to participate in for free. Mrs. Claus will be on hand to read stories to the children. This year’s toy raffle, which will be pulled during the breakfast, is a Lionel train set with track and transformer. Tickets are $3 each. Breakfast tickets are $8. Children 5 and under are free. Tickets for either the raffle or breakfast are available from any department member or by calling Station 143 at 654-4188 and leaving a message. After the breakfast, the Hose Co. will collect canned goods from residents starting at noon. Canned goods should be in a plastic or paper bog on their front porch no later than noon. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 100 Rock St., Hughestown, will hold its poppy seed and nut roll sale Dec. 20. The last day to order is Dec. 11. Donations are $8. Call 654-1849 or 6541594 to order. Pick-up date will be Dec. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. WILKES-BARRE

Gifts for needy seniors

Home Instead Senior Care’s Be a Santa to a Senior is hosting holiday gift wrapping events that are open to the public. Volunteers will deliver the gifts to area seniors who otherwise might be overlooked this holiday season. Gift wrapping events will be held today, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Area Agency on Aging, 93 N. State St., WilkesBarre, and Thursday, noon to 4 p.m., Home Instead Senior Care, 269 Bennett St., Luzerne. Contact Alyssa Maria at 714-4260 for more information.

him and his brother on the trip to West Hazleton that weekend. The girlfriend, who was in a bedroom at the time of the drug sale and shooting, told officials that after hearing two gunshots she heard Smith say, “How you let him get up and get away? Why you letting him run?” Shabazz fled the house after being shot. He was found lying outside of 210 N. Third St., near Boundary Street. He died the following morning at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township. An autopsy performed by forensic pathologist Dr. Gary Ross found that Shabazz was shot twice -- through the left arm and in the left stomach.

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e’s a pro with a puck, and apparently the same goes for a bowling ball. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins left winger Brandon DeFazio threw a couple down the lane at the second annual ‘Pens & Pins’ Charity Bowling Tournament at Chacko’s Family Bowling Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday afternoon. The event benefited Allied Services.

Shoppers escape crowds at Holiday Boutique More than a dozen vendors attend event at JCCC that also benefits programs.

and a lot of these things are very original, very fun presents I can get for my family.” The Weis Auditorium at the JCC was filled with more than a dozen vendors touting By SARA POKORNY an array of products. spokorny@timesleader.com Kathy Roth of Kingston is WILKES-BARRE -- As the the creator of Good Grief number of days before Doggy Duds, which are customizable Christmas decreases, the handmade, congestion at local shopping coats that help keep pups areas increases, leaving warm in the colder months. many with a Scrooge-like Roth deals in fleece, corduroy, weather-refeeling after batsistant, denim tling for gift pur“A lot of these and quilted matechases. Fortunately, things are very rials. She operates from her home, events such as not a store, so the Wilkes-Barre original, very such an exclusive Jewish Commu- fun presents I as this denity Center’s Hocan get for my product pends heavily on liday Boutique shows such as the are popping up family.” boutique to more frequently Veronica Kendzor in the area, allowSwoyersville spread the word. “We generate ing holiday shopthe bulk of the pers access to a variety of local and unique business this way,” Roth said. products in a low-stress envi- “It’s good to be able to talk face-to-face with people inronment. That’s the exact reason Ve- terested in the coats, like I ronica Kendzor of Swoyers- can here.” Chris Keren and her husville was in attendance Sunband, Liron, of Luzerne, run day. “I was at the mall yester- the Nature Creation stand at day and I had to just stop the mall, but they decided to shopping,” she said. “There bring their all-natural pain rewere a lot of people and it lief and relaxation cold and was aggravating. This is nice, hot packs to a more intimate

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Jackie Kranson, left, chats with Judy Moskow after buying jewelry at Sunday’s Holiday Boutique at the JCC.

setting. “It’s nice because there are a lot of familiar faces here that we can share this with,” Chris said. She and Liron are members of Temple Israel. “To me, this is also about supporting the community.” Barbara Sugarman, adult and cultural director at JCC, agrees. This is the first time in several years the JCC has held the holiday boutique event. “We did this because it is, overall, a community event,” Sugarman said. “It’s Hannukah, it’s Christmas, it’s the holiday season.” While shoppers are pur-

chasing gifts to give to loved ones, they aren’t only supporting local retailers, but also helping out a community organization. A portion of the sales from the JCC Holiday Boutique will benefit the adult and senior adult programs at the center. Other companies present at the Holiday Boutique were Whimsy Press, a boutique design firm based in Atlanta; homemade dog cookies by K-9 Cookie Jar; the JCC Knitting Bee, which sold hats, scarves, and baby items; and Robyn Finberg Design with custom-made tutus, hair bows and head bands.

PLAINS TWP. – The closing of the Disaster Recovery Center at Luzerne County Community College at the end of November marked the departure of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s public face locally, but the agency will continue to maintain a presence in Luzerne “We’ll County for months and probably years to come. At the former Sun- be here shine Market on Route 315, FEMA has set up about two both a staging area for years, and temporary housing the staging units and an office for operation about 55 workers. FEMA’s Sunshine will alter Market facility is not a public office; in fact, itself over public access to the fa- times.’’ cility is forbidden due to the safety hazard Jack Schuback posed by big-rig trucks FEMA Region III Disaster dragging mobile Recovery homes in and out of the Director parking lot. It is, however, the base of operations from which outreach workers are assisting flood victims eligible for temporary housing assistance in finding a place to stay and in planning their return to permanent housing, be it through rebuilding their homes or finding new ones. In mid-October the first two- and threebedroom mobile homes and smaller one and two-bedroom park units began arriving in the Sunshine staging area from FEMA storage lots and dealers. FEMA Region III Disaster Recovery Director Jack Schuback said he recognized within days of the flood that damage was extensive enough in some areas to require temporary housing in mobile homes commonly called FEMA trailers. “We started that process literally within days after the disaster declaration,” Schuback said. The housing units continue to arrive daily as others roll off the lot for placement in existing mobile home parks, in parks being expanded or purpose-built to house flood victims and on private property outside the FEMA-defined flood plain. Of the roughly 300 Northeastern Pennsylvania households slated to receive the units, about 110 are currently occupying them, Schuback said. Those households represent a minute fraction of the approximately 42,000 Pennsylvania residents who reported damage from Tropical Storm Lee and 49,000 who reported damage from Tropical Storm Irene. In return for the rent-free housing, victims must formulate a permanent housing plan with FEMA and work towards that goal. The placement process begins when See FEMA, Page 14A


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Breakthrough could come from summit of leaders of 27 countries in Europe. By RAF CASERT and DAVID McHUGH Associated Press

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Santas saturate ski slopes

Some of the 250 Santas participating in a fundraising event take a run at Sunday River Ski Resort on Sunday in Newry, Maine. To qualify for a free lift ticket, each Santa had to wear a full Santa costume, complete with beard, and donate at least $10 to the Bethel Rotary Club’s annual drive to provide gifts for the area’s needy children.

BRUSSELS — Europe’s government-debt crisis, which has dragged on for more than two years, is entering a pivotal week, as leaders across the continent converge to prevent a collapse of the euro and a global financial panic that could result. Expectations are rising that Friday’s summit of leaders of the 27 countries in the European Union will yield a breakthrough. An agreement on tighter integration of the 17 EU countries that use the euro — especially on budget matters — would be seen as a cru-

cial first step. That could trigger further emergency aid from the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund or some combination, analysts say. The coming days “will decide if the euro will survive or not,” Emma Marcegaglia, the head of Italy’s industrial lobby, Confindustria, said Sunday. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi and even U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will star in a five-day financial drama leading up to the summit. If the summit is a failure, Sarkozy warned last week, “the world will not wait for Europe.” Sarkozy and Merkel meet in Paris today to unveil a proposal for closer political and eco-

Study: Only 1 percent aged 10 to 17 have shared images that involve explicit nudity, AP PHOTO

From left, Italian leaders Benedetto Della Vedova, Pier Ferdinando Casini and Francesco Ruteli meet journalists Saturday at Chigi Palace, the Premier’s office, in Rome.

nomic ties between the 17 euro countries. While the leaders differ on some of the details, their cooperation has been so tight they have come to be known by a single name — “Merkozy.”

The two agree overall on the need for tougher, enforceable rules that would prevent governments from spending or borrowing too much — and on certain penalties for persistent violators.

Fans pushed over 9-foot wall, others trampled in mad rush after win

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New tax-cut plan in works? enate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a new proposal to extend a tax S cut for U.S. workers, a Democratic ally

said Sunday. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., said on “Fox News Sunday” that Reid will announce today the details of a plan that would extend a cut in the payroll taxes used to pay for Social Security. Conrad would not reveal the specifics but said “it will be paid for” and will represent a compromise on Republican and Democratic plans the Senate voted on last week. Neither had the votes to pass. A spokesman for Reid, D-Nev., did not respond to a request for comment. Don Stewart, a spokesman for Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,, said the Republican leader didn’t know anything about a new proposal.

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U.S. drone plane shot down

Iran’s armed forces have shot down an unmanned U.S. spy plane that violated Iranian airspace along the country’s eastern border, the official IRNA news agency reported Sunday. An unidentified military official quoted in the report warned of a strong and crushing response to any violations of the country’s airspace by American drone aircraft. “An advanced RQ-170 unmanned American spy plane was shot down by Iran’s armed forces. It suffered minor damage and is now in possession of Iran’s armed forces,” IRNA quoted the official as saying. No further details were published. The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan said in a statement the aircraft may be an American drone that its operators lost contact with last week while it was flying a mission over neighboring western Afghanistan. SILVERTON, COLO.

Four killed in plane crash

Authorities say all four people aboard a small plane died when it crashed in the southwest Colorado mountains. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus confirmed the deaths Sunday. No names have been released. The Socata TB-21 crashed at about 3 p.m. Saturday. Fergus said the debris field covered more than a mile. A local official said the body of one victim was being removed from the site Sunday. It was unclear how long recovery work would continue because weather was worsening. Weather cut the search short on Saturday. Temperatures dipped to 4 degrees overnight, and up to 10 inches of snow fell at the scene. ASHEVILLE, N.C.

Graham still progressing

Doctors say they’re encouraged by the Rev. Billy Graham’s improvement as he recovers from pneumonia but haven’t set a date for his discharge from a North Carolina hospital. Officials at Mission Hospital in Asheville say Graham also is progressing in his program of physical therapy and is walking more in the private corridor outside his room. Graham was admitted Wednesday night after suffering from congestion, a cough and slight fever that was later diagnosed as pneumonia.

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Fans tear down a goal post, injuring some participants, after Oklahoma State beat Oklahoma in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday.

12 hurt at Oklahoma State game By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. — After an annual football game they call Bedlam, thousands of Oklahoma State fans jumped, ran and pushed their way onto the field in joy. The Cowboys had just taken apart the OklahomaSooners,theirbitterandoftenmoresuccessful rivals. The Cowboys’ first national championship suddenly seemed within reach. But fans were pressing toward the field, which is separated from the stands by a 9foot brick wall. Some students jumped down, others were pushed. The crowd pulled down the goal posts, and in the 45 minutes or more it took police to restore order Saturday night, some fans were trampled as the crowd struggled to reach the exits. At least12 people were injured, including one who was airlifted to a hospital, in the

Study: Teenage sexting is rare

chaos on the field after an emotional win in the heart of football country. “Thousands of people stormed the field. You couldn’t move there were so many people,” said Michael Authement, who heads the command post at emergency medical providerLifeNetEMS.“Itwasanastydeal.” The field is not designed to allow huge crowds to get in or out. Narrow staircases on the north, south and west ends are the only ways to reach the field from the seating areas. There are two ramps on the east end, which has no seats. To get back off the field, fans were crunched together and pushing to get their way to the exits. The public address announcer had warned fans not to storm the field, but “we just laughed,” said Alex Lillibridge, a 19year-old freshman from Belton, Texas. Fans started jumping the wall in the last seconds of Oklahoma State’s 44-10 win, and Lilli-

bridge said that soon after he followed. Some people said they were forced to jump because of the crush of fans. “A girl pushed me over the wall,” said 21year-old Jennifer Payne, a junior. “Luckily, I didn’t get injured, but I didn’t have control of when I jumped …” Jerry Nevils, who was at the game but did not storm the field, said Sunday that the yellow-jacketed security force surrounding the field was no match for the “slow, steady avalanche” of Oklahoma State students and other fans. Oklahoma State spokesman Gary Shutt said two people were airlifted to Oklahoma City for treatment, including one adult who had a medical problem well before the end of the game. Eight people were taken to Stillwater Medical Center — including two whowerehavingsurgerySundayonbroken ankles. Three others were treated at the field, he said.

By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer

CHICAGO — Teen sexting of nude photos online or via cellphone may be far less common than people think, new research suggests. Only 1 percent of kids aged 10 to 17 have shared images of themselves or others that involve explicit nudity, a nationally representative study found. Roughly the same number said they’d shared suggestive but less graphic photos; Previous while 7 percent said they’d re- reports ceived either said as type of picture. The research many as suggests texting one in five of sexual photos young peoamong younger kids is extreme- ple — 20 ly rare but more percent — common among older have parteens. ticipated The results are reassuring, in sexting. showing that teen sexting isn’t rampant, usually isn’t malicious, and is generally not something parents should panic over, said lead author Kimberly Mitchell, a research assistant psychology professor at the University of New Hampshire. Previous reports said as many as one in five young people — 20 percent — have participated in sexting. But some surveys included older teens and people in their early 20s. And some used definitions of sexting that included racy text messages without photos, or images “no more revealing than what someone might see at a beach,” authors of the new study said. They focused only on pictures, and asked more detailed questions about the kinds of racy photos kids are sharing. The researchers did a separate study on how police deal with teen sextingofphotos.Contrarytosome reports, that research suggests few kids are being prosecuted or forced to register as sex offenders for sexting. It estimates that nearly 4,000 teen sexting cases were reported to police nationwide in 2008 and 2009. Slightly more than one-third of those cases resulted in arrests. About one-third of all cases involved teens and young adults; the adults were much more likely to be arrested. The studies were released Monday in the journal Pediatrics. The research shows that sexting can range from incidents that some teen health experts consider typical adolescent exploring — the 21st century version of sneaking a look at dad’s Playboy magazine, to malicious cases with serious consequences made possible by today’s technology.

Hard-line Islamist Nour party gets 25 percent of Egypt vote Another 36 percent won by Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party. By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press

CAIRO — Islamist parties captured an overwhelming majority of votes in the first round of Egypt’s parliamentary elections, setting up a power struggle with the much weaker liberals behind the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak 10 months ago. A hardline religious group that wants to impose strict Islamic law made a strong showing with nearly a quarter of the ballots, according to results released Sunday. The tallies offer only a partial indication of how the new parlia-

ment will look. There are still two more rounds of voting in 18 of the country’s 27 provinces over the coming month and runoff elections today and Tuesday to determine almost all of the seats allocated for individuals in the first round. But the grip of the Islamists over the next parliament appears set, particularly considering their popularity in provinces voting in the next rounds. The High Election Commission said the Islamic fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party garnered 36.6 percent of the 9.7 million valid ballots cast for party lists. The Nour Party, a more hard-line Islamist group, captured 24.4 percent. The strong Islamist showing

Mubarak in February feeling that their revolution has been hijacked. Since Mubarak’s fall, the groups that led the uprising and Islamists have been locked in a fight over the country’s new constitution. The new parliament will be tasked, in theory, with selecting a 100-member panel to draft the new constitution. But adding to tensions, the ruling military council that took over from Mubarak has suggested it will choose 80 of those members, and said parliament will have no AP PHOTO say in naming a new government. An Egyptian boy joins in a protest Sunday demanding the A round of runoffs between ruling military council to step down in Cairo, Egypt. more than 100 individual candiworries liberal parties, and even a religious agenda. It has also left dates competing in the first some religious parties, who fear many of the youthful activists be- round for around 50 seats, is set the two groups will work to push hind the uprising that ousted for today and Tuesday.


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paign Saturday, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s continued struggles to make headway with voters, have focused the party’s attention on Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, and Gingrich, a one-time congressman from Georgia. They offer striking contrasts in personality, government experience and campaign organization. Their political philosophies and differences are a bit harder to discern. Both men have changed their positions on issues such as climate change. And Gingrich, in particular, is known to veer into unusual territories, such as child labor practices. Romney has said he differs with Gingrich on child labor laws. Gingrich recently suggested that children as young as nine should work as assistant school janitors, to earn money and learn work ethics. Leading the pack means drawing criticism from those in the rear, such as Pennsylvania’s Rick Santorum. Consistently lagging in the polls, Santorum took swipes at both leaders Sunday on ABC’s “This Week with Christiane Amanpour”. Gingrich, he said, isn’t a strong champion of conservative social values and puts them in “the back of the bus.” “He has never really been an advocate of pushing those issues. Newt is someone who likes to get issues that are 80 to 90 percent in the polls, and 80 percent in the polls are generally not necessar-

By CHARLES BABINGTON and BETH FOUHY Associated Press

MANCHESTER, N.H. — With the implosion of Herman Cain’s campaign amid accusations of adultery and sexual harassment, the once-crowded 2012 Republican presidential field appears to be narrowing to a two-man race between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. GOP voters have one month before the leadoff Iowa caucuses. Gingrich is showing strength in the latest Iowa poll, while Romney is strong in New Hampshire, site of the first primary. Romney has maintained a political network since his failed 2008 presidential bid, especially in New Hampshire. Gingrich, whose campaign nearly collapsed several months ago, is relying on his debate performances and the good will he built up with some conservatives as a congressional leader in the 1980s and 1990s. Gingrich’s efforts appear to be paying off in Iowa. A Des Moines Register poll released late Saturday found the former House speaker leading the GOP field with 25 percent support, ahead of Ron Paul at 18 percent and Romney at 16. Cain’s suspension of his cam-

“The best indication of what someone is going to do in the future is what they’ve done in the past.’’

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Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney participate in a presidential debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. in June.

ily conservative -- strong conservative issues. But that’s how Newt is -- has always tried to govern. And I respect that.” Santorum acknowledged that Romney had become more conservative on issues, but questioned “whether he can be trusted.” “The best indication of what someone is going to do in the future is what they’ve done in the past,” he said.

Cain’s announcement in Atlanta offered a possible opening for Romney or Gingrich to make a dramatic move in hopes of seizing momentum for the sprint to the Jan. 3 Iowa caucus. Neither man did. They appear willing to play things carefully and low-key for now. At a town hall meeting in New York sponsored by tea party supporters, Gingrich declined to characterize the race as a direct

President defends his faith in America

Obama used Asian trip to show America’s role as strong and influential nation. By KEN THOMAS Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Republican Mitt Romney accuses President Barack Obama of considering America “just another nation.” To other GOP politicians running for the White House, Obama has apologized for the United States and is presiding over the nation’s decline. Now comes the counteroffensive. The president of the United States is defending his faith in America, confronting GOP efforts to undercut his leadership and raise questions about his patriotism as he seeks re-election. In the battle over “American exceptionalism,” Obama used a recent trip to Asia to highlight America’s role as the strongest and most influential nation on earth. In this election season, responding to the Republican critique is essential for Obama, the only incumbent ever compelled to show a birth certificate to defend his legitimacy. “Sometimes the pundits and the newspapers and the TV commentators love to talk about how America is slipping and America is in decline,” Obama said Wednesday at a New York fun-

draiser. “That’s not what you feel when you’re in Asia. They’re looking to us for leadership. They know that America is great not just because we’re powerful, but also because we have a set of values that the world admires.” “We don’t just think about what’s good for us, but we’re also thinking about what’s good for the world,” he said. “That’s what makes us special. That’s what makes us exceptional.” Republicans have seized on “American exceptionalism,” a belief among many in the nation that the U.S. is special among global powers, and tried to portray Obama as expressing ambivalence about the promise of his own country. The message resounds with party activists who still admire President Ronald Reagan, who memorialized America as that “Shining City on a Hill” during the 1980s. “We have a president right now who thinks America’s just another nation. America is an exceptional nation,” Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, said during a GOP debate in Las Vegas last month. Even his campaign slogan — “Believe in America” — suggests that the current president doesn’t. Others have tried to use it to their advantage. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, in an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly last month, said Obama had “traveled around the coun-

contest between himself and Romney. Any of the remaining GOP contenders could stage a comeback before the Iowa caucuses, he said. “I’m not going to say that any of my friends can’t suddenly surprise us,” Gingrich said. Paul may be one of those candidates. He said Sunday his discussions of the war and the country’s financial condition are resonating with voters in Iowa and New Hampshire. He points to the Iowa poll numbers as a measure of his success and says he also stands to gain from Cain dropping out of the race, and his organization is paying attention to where Cain’s supporters might go.

“There are a lot of people who call themselves Tea Party people that did like the independent mindedness of Herman Cain. So I’m optimistic that we’ll pick up some votes from there,” he said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union”. But once Rick Santorum GOP contender high-flying confrom tenders such as Pennsylvania Perry and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota have not managed to bounce back so far, despite weeks of trying. Bachmann said Sunday she was the “consistent conservative” in the race and her campaign would benefit most from Cain’s departure. “A lot of Herman Cain supporters have been calling our office and they’ve been coming over to our side,” she said, also on CNN. “They saw Herman Cain as an outsider and I think they see that my voice would be the one that would be most reflective of his.” Cain’s once-prospering campaign was undone by numerous allegations of sexual wrongdoing. Gingrich, twice divorced and now married to a woman with whom he had an extramarital affair, has been the most obvious beneficiary of Cain’s precipitous slide. But Perry, Bachmann and possibly others are likely to make a play for Cain’s anti-establishment tea party backing.

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President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign fundraiser event in New York on Nov. 30.

At a San Francisco fundraiser in October, the president talked about the importance of investing in education, new roads and bridges and other ways to build the economy. “We used to have the best stuff. Anybody been to Beijing Airport lately?” Obama said, asking what has changed. “Well, we’ve lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam.” Republicans picked up on the comments, accusing Obama of calling Americans unambitious.

try making excuses for America, apologizing for America, saying that America is not an exemplary country.” Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich criticized Obama after 16 Latin American and Caribbean nations filed “friend of the court” briefs in a Justice Department lawsuit against a tough new immigration law in South Carolina, home to an important GOP primary. “It makes you wonder what country does President Obama think he is president of,” Gingrich said. Obama has given detractors ample material for their attacks.

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100,000 wreaths are heading to Arlington National Cemetery A convoy of more than 20 trucks left Worcester Wreath Co. in Maine on Sunday. By CLARKE CANFIELD Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — Twenty years ago, wreath company owner Morrill Worcester and a dozen other people laid 5,000 wreaths on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. It was Worcester’s way of giving thanks to the nation’s veterans with leftover unsold wreaths. This year, Worcester has arranged for up to 100,000 wreaths to be placed on gravesites at the military cemetery Dec. 10 in his biggest wreathlaying undertaking yet. A convoy of more than 20 trucks left Worcester Wreath

Co. in the eastern Maine town of Harrington on Sunday to begin the six-day journey to the cemetery in Arlington, Va., outside Washington, the final resting place for hundreds of thousands of veterans and a tourist site that draws 4 million visitors a year. Along the way, there’ll be ceremonies at schools, veterans’ homes and in communities in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. Worcester never expected the wreath-laying effort to grow from a single tractor-trailer carrying a few thousand wreaths to 84 big rigs delivering wreaths to Arlington and hundreds of locations. Besides the Arlington ceremony, his Wreaths Across America organization has also organized more than 700 other

ceremonies at veterans’ cemeteries and monuments across the country and overseas involving 225,000 wreaths. “We haven’t really tried to push it; it’s really just grown on its own,” Worcester said. “We have a hard time keeping up with it.” Worcester, who has never served in the military, came up with the idea of a wreath-laying ceremony 20 years ago when he found himself with an extra 5,000 wreaths in December, too late to bring to market. He decided upon Arlington National Cemetery, which he had visited as a child. After that first year, Worcester continued donating wreaths and holding ceremonies at the cemetery. The event remained relatively small with little fanfare until a photo, showing

thousands of green wreaths with red ribbons nestled against headstone on a snowcovered ground, made its way around the Internet about five years ago. After that, Worcester got thousands of emails and letters from people wanting to donate, and inquiries from others asking how they could hold wreathlaying ceremonies of their own

to pay tribute to those who have served in the military. So he and his wife founded the nonprofit Wreaths Across America to take in donations and organize hundreds of wreath-laying ceremonies at veterans’ cemeteries. Wreaths Across America put 24,000 wreaths on Arlington headstones last year, and initially hoped to put them on virtually all 220,000 headstones

this year. That initiative fell short, but Worcester said he’s still pleased that they’ll be able to put out 100,000 of the laurels. Of the 325,000 wreaths in all of this year’s ceremonies, Worcester is donating 25,000. His company makes the rest, but they are paid for through donations from groups and individuals and through corporate sponsorships.

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RICHARD A. SEARFOSS, 61, of West Wyoming, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He served as Mayor of Warrior Run from1979 to 1982. Surviving are his son, Scott Searfoss and his wife, Diane; grandsons, Justin and Cory Searfoss, Elysburg; sisters, Carol, Delaware; Elizabeth, Florida; Virginia, Nanticoke; Christina, Florida; Donna, Minnesota; brother, David, Hanover Township; companion, Gail Walkowiak, with whom Richard resided, her grandchildren, Heidi Powell, Aidan Walkowiak, Kevin and Kim Kapalka, who called Richard “Poppy;” nieces and nephews; and man’s best friend, his dog, Mia. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 8 p.m. from the George A. Strish Inc., Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. ALAN SWANTKOWSKI, 66, formerly of Duryea, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at the Jennersville Assisted Living Center, West Grove Pa. Funeral arrangements are pending from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. MRS. EVELYN R. MAZZANTI, 86, a resident of Wilkes-Barre, died Sunday, December 4, 2011, in the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, following an illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, later this week.

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alph H. Barnard, 91, of Prospect Street, Susquehanna, Pa., passed away Sunday, December 4, 2011at the Barnes Kasson Hospital SNF in Susquehanna, Pa. He was born April 24, 1920 in Luzerne, Pa., to the late Charles and Ethel Barnard. Ralph retired from the Erie Lackawanna Railroad after many years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II, a 50-year member of the Canawacta Masonic Lodge 360, served on the Board of Directors for the Barnes Kasson Hospital and a member of the Susquehanna United Methodist Church. He was predeceased by one sister, Lois Lamoreaux; two brothers, George Barnard and Harold Barnard. Ralph is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kathryn, one daughter, Bonnie, and Edwin Roth, Binghamton, N.Y.; three stepsons, James and Kathy Crawford, Roger Crawford, Ronald and Susan Crawford, all of Susquehanna; two stepdaughters, Beverly and Gerry Parks, Windsor, N.Y., Daniel and Carole Klym, Susquehanna; one sister, Dorothy Shelley, Luzerne, Pa.; 19 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; one great-greatgrandson; several nieces and nephews. Ralph was a very generous and loving husband, father and grandpa, and will be dearly missed by all. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 6, at noon at the Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 747 Jackson Ave. Susquehanna, Pa., with the Rev. James Rouse officiating. Burial will be in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Park in Dallas. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna United Methodist Church or Barnes Kasson Hospital SNF.

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dward C. Wiegand, 75, of White Haven, entered into eternal rest on Friday, December 2, 2011, at Hospice Community Care of Geisinger South WilkesBarre. Born in Queens, New York City, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Grzybowski) Wiegand. Edward served with the U.S. Marines during the Korean War and was a member of the White Haven Marine Corps League, Post 1039. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents by a brotherin-law, Joseph McGann. He is survived by his wife, the former Norma Rutt; his sons, Thomas, and Paul and his wife, Debbie; three step-grandchildren, Gabrielle, Jordan and Dana; brother, John Wiegand II; sisters, Jean McGann and Constance Simms and her husband, Donald, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 10, at McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Calling hours will be held prior to the service. The times for the service and calling hours are pending and will be announced later in the week.

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ous brothers-and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and great-nieces. Mary Ann’s family would like to thank the staff at Highland Manor, Exeter, where Mary Ann recently resided; the staff at the General Hospital; and Dr. Bruno, Dr. Pernikoff and Dr. Decker for taking such wonderful care of Mary Ann. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming.

December 2, 2011 beth (Beth) and Joseph Van Dyne and Patricia and J. Robert Dieter, all of Durham, and by her grandchildren, Jacob and Molly Van Dyne and Maria and Bridget Dieter. The family gratefully acknowledges Always Best Care of Chapel Hill, Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Infant Catholic Church, and Cranebridge Place neighbors for the supportive network of care they provided to Betty in her final months. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2011 from Holy Infant Catholic Church, 5000 Southpark Drive, Durham, NC 27713 with Fr. Dave Devlin, O.S.F.S., presiding. Interment in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Hazleton, will follow at a later date. Friends may visit from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701. Flowers are acceptable, or memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to the American Lung Association National Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004. The McKelvey family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. Online memorials: www.hallwynne.com Select obituaries.

ALLENTOWN — The three old Army buddies faced one another for the first time in 70 years, united by their experience in America’s darkest hour of the 20th century. One of them reflected on the time gone by since their early days in uniform. “I’ll tell you how it is with me,” said 89-year-old Joe Lockard, a newsboy cap on his head and a cane by his side. “This is a little poem I wrote: “I look in the mirror and what do I see? “Some old man looking back at me.” “Yeah!” 89-year-old Dick Schimmel broke in, instantly identifying with the rhyme. “You’re a poet and don’t know it,” quipped Bob McKenney, 90 years old and in a wheelchair. Boyish grins spread across their wrinkled faces. Their sense of camaraderie had not diminished since the day they saw smoke over Pearl Harbor. Seven decades ago, the three called Pennsylvania their home. They had joined the Army during the Great Depression to seek adventure. Shipped out to Hawaii, they met while serving in a unit newly formed to use radar as a defense against hostile aircraft. “I don’t think anybody realized the Japanese would attack Pearl Harbor,” said Lockard. “They were looking for them to attack the Philippines, or somewhere like that, closer to Japan.” “The week before,” Schimmel said in a 2007 interview, “we were on the alert. We didn’t know where the hell the Japanese navy was. All of a sudden, bingo, the alert’s off.” The next day, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked. Lockard and Schimmel visited McKenney at Phoebe Home in Allentown last month. In their youth, on the eve of disaster, they belonged to the Signal Corps Aircraft Warning Service on Oahu. Pvts. Joseph Lockard and Robert McKenney worked at the Opana mobile radar station on the northern tip of the island. Pfc. Richard Schimmel, 19, of Allentown, was about 30 miles south at Fort Shafter, which lay east of Pearl Harbor

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and had an information center linking the five radar sites across the island. Lockard, also 19, grew up in Williamsport. McKenney, 20, came from Philadelphia and was fond of joking and horsing around. He earlier served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Merchant Marine, and had made a hobby of electronics, the reason he joined the Signal Corps. Lockard and Pvt. George Elliott rode a truck to Opana to work 4-7 a.m. Dec. 7. Lockard decided to give Elliott some training. “I started to put him in front of the scope and there it was — this huge echo on the screen. I had never seen any kind of response on the equipment that was so large. “At first I thought there might have been some glitch with the equipment. So I checked everything I could and everything operated OK, so it had to be real. There had to be something out there.” The blip was 136 miles out and closing fast. It was 7:02 a.m. Elliott tried to call the information center but couldn’t raise anyone on the plotters line because the plotters had all gone to breakfast at 7. He used the administrative line to call the switchboard, and Pvt. Joseph McDonald an-

swered. McDonald, from Archbald, Lackawanna County, and Lockard were friends. “Joe told us that everyone had left the building,” Lockard said. “We asked him to look around and see if he could find anybody, and he did. He found a young Air Corps lieutenant, Kermit Tyler, and brought him to the phone. “I talked to Kermit Tyler and tried to convey my excitement at the fact that we had never seen anything like this on radar, and that it obviously had to be planes. I didn’t have any idea how many. I pushed it as far as I could, but you can only argue with an officer so long. “He just said, ‘Don’t worry about it.’” Tyler believed the blip was B-17 bombers due in from the mainland. McDonald left the information center and entered the tent he shared with Schimmel. Feeling uneasy, McDonald woke his buddy. It was about 7:45 a.m. “Hey, Shim, the Japs are coming,” he said. “I said, ‘What do you mean?’ And he started telling me about the information he got from Lockard about the radar,” Schimmel said. “We were sitting there talking for a while and all of a sudden we heard BOOM!” After Pearl Harbor, Lockard, McKenney and Schimmel took separate paths.

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FUNERALS ALESSANDRI (ALEXANDER) – Margaret, funeral services 9 a.m. today in the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pittston. BARNARD – Ralph, funeral service noon Tuesday in the Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 747 Jackson Ave. Susquehanna, Pa. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. BARTUSH – Lorraine, Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. The family will receive friends from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service. BOLINSKI – Leonard, Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Therese’s Church, Pioneer Avenue and Davis Street, Shavertown. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main Street, Shavertown. FELTER – Ruth, funeral services 2 p.m. today in the Falls United Methodist Church, Falls Road, Falls. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. JURIS – Joseph, funeral services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the John V. Morris Funeral Home, 625 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in the Saint Stanislaus Kostka Worship Site of Saint Andre Bessette Parish Community, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until service time. KANIA – Lillian, memorial Mass 10 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Trinity Church, Nanticoke. KATSOCK – Alice, funeral services 11:30 a.m. today in the Michael J. Mikelski Funeral Home, 293 South River Street, Plains Township. Mass of Christian Burial at noon in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township. KERBER – Edward, Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Tuesday in Corpus Christi Church (St. John Vianney Parish), 704 Montdale

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Elizabeth McKelvey Elizabeth (Betty) Jane Herr McKelvey died Friday, December 2, 2011 at her home in Chapel Hill, N.C., with her daughters at her side. Betty was born on September 14, 1925, in Hazleton to Dr. William Albert Herr and Edna Warner Herr. Mrs. McKelvey graduated from Hazleton High School in 1943 and Susquehanna University in 1946 (B.S., Business Education). As a new college graduate, she organized the Business Department at Beaver Vocational High School in Beavertown, Pa. She left Beavertown in 1949 and married James A. McKelvey that year. She taught at Weatherly Area High School from 1959-1986, and was adviser for the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). In 1979, she was named outstanding adviser by the Pennsylvania State FBLA Chapter. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James; her sister, Dorothy Wise, and her brothers, Alvin, William and Robert Herr. She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Eliza-

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About 400 sex-crimes were reported in Arizona that were inadequately investigated. By JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. — The 13year-old girl opened the door of her home in this small city on the edge of Phoenix to encounter a man who said that his car had broken down and he needed to use the phone. Once inside, the man pummeled the teen from behind, knocking her unconscious and sexually assaulting her. Seven months before, in an apartment two miles away, another 13-year-old girl was fondled in the middle of the night by her mother’s live-in boyfriend. She woke up in her room at least twice a week to find him standing over her, claiming to be looking for her mother’s cell phone. Both cases were among more than 400 sex-crimes reported to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office during a three-year period ending in 2007 — including dozens of alleged child molestations — that were inadequately investigated and in some instances were not worked at all, according to current and former police officers familiar with the cases. In El Mirage alone, where Arpaio’s office was providing contract police services, officials discovered at least 32 reported child molestations — with victims as young as 2 years old — where the sheriff’s office failed to follow

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through, even though suspects were known in all but six cases. Many of the victims, said a retired El Mirage police official who reviewed the files, were children of illegal immigrants. The botched sex-crimes investigations have served as an embarrassment to a department whose sheriff is the self-described “America’s Toughest Sheriff” and a national hero to conservatives on immigration. Arpaio’s office refused several requests over a period of months to answer questions about the investigations and declined a public records request for an internal affairs report, citing potential disciplinary actions. Brian Sands, a top sheriff’s official who is in charge of the potential discipline of any responsible employees, declined to say why they weren’t investigated. “There

are policy violations that have occurred here,” Sands said. “It’s obvious, but I can’t comment on who or what.” Sands said officers had subsequently moved to clear up inadequately investigated sex-crimes in El Mirage and elsewhere in the county. He said leads were worked if they existed and cases were closed if there was no further evidence to pursue. Arpaio’s office was under contract to provide police services in El Mirage as the city struggled with its then dysfunctional department. After the contract ended and El Mirage was re-establishing its own police operation, the city spent a year sifting through layers of disturbingly incomplete casework.

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Corps tries to return to its traditional role as a versatile expeditionary force and be focused on Asia-Pacific region

Post-Iraq Marines: Smaller, less focused on land wars By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer

WASHINGTON — With the Iraq war ending and an Afghanistan exit in sight, the Marine Corps is beginning a historic shift, returning to its roots as a seafaring force that will get smaller, lighter and, it hopes, less bogged down in land wars. This moment of change happens to coincide with a reorienting of American security priorities to the Asia-Pacific region, where China has been building military muscle during a decade of U.S. preoccupation in the greater Middle East. That suits the Marines, who see the Pacific as a home away from home. After two turns at combat in Iraq, first as invaders in the 2003 march to Baghdad and later as occupiers of landlocked Anbar province, the Marines left the country in early 2010 to reinforce the fight in southern Afghanistan. Over that stretch the Marines became what the former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, has called their own “worst nightmare” — a second American land army, a static, ground-pounding auxiliary force. That’s scary for the Marines because, for some in Congress, it raises this question: Does a nation drowning in debt really need two armies? Gen. James F. Amos, the Marine Corps commandant, says that misses the real point. He argues the Marines, while willing and able to operate from dug-in positions on land, are uniquely equipped and trained to do much more. They can get to any crisis, on land, at sea or in the air, on a moment’s notice. He is eager to see the Iraq and Afghanistan missions completed so the Marines can return to their

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traditional role as an expeditionary force. “We need to get back to our bread and butter,” Amos told Marines Nov. 23 at Camp Lawton, a U.S. special operations base in Afghanistan’s Herat province. That begins, he said, with moves such as returning to a pattern of continuous rotations of Marines to the Japanese island of Okinawa, home of the 3rd Marine Division formed in the early days of World War II. The rotation of infantry battalions to Okinawa was interrupted by the Iraq war. After the March 2003 invasion, that war evolved into a bigger, costlier and longer-lasting counterinsurgency campaign than the Pentagon or the Marines had anticipated. Amos says he plans to begin lining up infantry battalion rotations for Okinawa even before the

2014 target date for ending U.S. combat in Afghanistan. Another element of this returnto-our-roots approach is the decision announced in late November to rotate Marines to Australia for training with Australian forces from an Australian army base in Darwin, beginning in 2012. “As we draw down (troops in Afghanistan) and we reorient the

Marine Corps, it will be primarily to the Pacific,” Amos told Marine aviators at a U.S. base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, noting as an aside that he doubted any of them had ever deployed to the Pacific. He added that Marines will remain present in the Persian Gulf area and elsewhere as required, but not in Iraq or Afghanistan. Versatility is the key to keeping

the Marines relevant to U.S. national security requirements, he says. “We’re not a one-trick pony,” he said. “We’re the ultimate Swiss army knife.” The decade of war after the Sept. 11 attacks began for the Marines in late November 2001 with an airborne assault on al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden’s turf in southern Afghanistan. A month later, the Taliban, which had provided haven for bin Laden as al-Qaida plotted the Sept. 11 attacks, were routed and the war seemed largely over. It was not until 2010 that the Marines returned in large numbers to Afghanistan, where fighting had evolved into a stalemate. By late 2002, the Marines were preparing for another land war, in Iraq. In March 2003 the Marines pushed north from Kuwait along with the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, for the main assault on Baghdad. This war, too, seemed to be over within a few months. The Marines left Iraq in September 2003. But an insurgency took hold that fall and in March 2004 the Marines returned. The Marines’ death toll in Iraq was 1,022, nearly one-quarter of the U.S. total, according to Pentagon statistics. Thus far in Afghanistan at least 376 Marines have died. For both wars combined, the

Marines had the highest death rate among the four major services, 0.47 percent of all Marines who served in the two countries. That compares with 0.38 percent for the Army, which played the dominant ground combat role. Marines had by far the highest rate of wounded in action for both wars combined: 4.28 percent, compared with 2.75 percent for the Army. With an eye on the postwar outlook, Amos came into his job as the commandant in 2010 intending to slim down his force and shed some of its ground-oriented capabilities. He has developed a plan to reduce the service from its current total of 202,000 Marines to 186,800, and perhaps even fewer because of additional budget pressures. Amos says he is determined to shape a postwar force that is smaller and better equipped for flexible duty. He plans to reduce the number of infantry battalions from 27 to 24, shed some artillery and armored vehicles and reduce the number of flying squadrons from 70 to 61. The idea is a force whose forte is pop-up crises such as the Libya mission, as well as “power projection,” which the Marines do by keeping expeditionary forces aboard Navy ships in Asia, the Mideast and elsewhere.

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mediately return messages seeking comment Sunday. Protester Gary Antrim, 22, of Bethlehem said the group’s “general assembly” voted to apply for a permit and would propose the completed permit at a meeting Sunday night. The movement is part of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration that began in New York and quickly spread to cities across the county, including Allentown.

The demonstrators are protesting corporate greed and government corruption. While that’s the general theme, protesters focus on different topics they think need to be addressed by society. Kris Paynter, 21, who has been homeless for the past 18 months, said he wants to spread the idea of the government focusing on “food not bombs.” Paynter said if the U.S. worried more about providing food and

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Officials: Taliban in Pakistan splintering into factions By KATHY GANNON Associated Press

ISLAMABAD — Battered by Pakistani military operations and U.S. drone strikes, the once-formidable Pakistani Taliban has splintered into more than 100 smaller factions, weakened and is running short of cash, according to security officials, analysts and tribesmen from the insurgent heartland. The group, allied with al-Qaida and based in the northwest close to the Afghan border, has been behind much of the violence tearing apart Pakistan over the last 4 1/2 years. Known as the Tehrik-eTaliban, or TTP, the Taliban want to oust the U.S.-backed government and install a hard-line Islamist regime. They also have international ambitions and trained the Pakistani-American who tried to detonate a car bomb in New York City’s Times Square in 2010. “Today, the command structure of the TTP is splintered, weak and divided and they are running out of money,” said Mansur Mahsud, a senior researcher at the FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Area) Research Center. “In the bigger picture, this helps the army and the govern-

ment because the Taliban are now divided.” The first signs of cracks within the Pakistani Taliban appeared after its leader, Baitullah Mehsud, was killed in a drone strike in August 2009, Mahsud said. Since then, the group has steadily deteriorated. Set up in 2007, the Pakistani Taliban is an umbrella organization created to represent roughly 40 insurgent groups in the tribal belt plus al-Qaida-linked groups headquartered in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province. “In the different areas, leaders are making their own peace talks with the government,” Mahsud added. “It could help the Pakistani government and military separate more leaders from the TTP and more foot soldiers from their commanders.” The two biggest factors hammering away at the Taliban’s unity are U.S. drone strikes and Pakistani army operations in the tribal region. Turf wars have flared as militants fleeing the Pakistani military operations have moved into territory controlled by other militants, sometimes sparking clashes between groups. And as leaders have been killed either by drones or the Pakistani army, lieutenants have fought among themselves over who will replace them. “The disintegration ... has accelerated with the Pakistan mili-

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tary operation in South Waziristan and the drone attacks by the United States in North Waziristan,” Mahsud said, referring to the two tribal agencies that are the heartland of the Pakistani Taliban. Another factor is the divideand-conquer strategy Pakistan’s military has long employed in its dealings with militants. Commanders have broken away from the TTP and set up their own factions, weakening the organization. Battles have broken out among the breakaway factions, and in one particularly remote tribal region the TTP was thrown out. These growing signs of fissures among the disparate groups that make up the Pakista-

ni Taliban indicate the military’s strategy could be paying off. That would explain the mixed signals this month coming out of the tribal belt, where some militants are mulling the idea of peace talks with the government, others are offering to stop fighting and still others are disavowing both peace and a cease-fire. It might also explain a steady decline in suicide attacks in Pakistan, according to the privately run Pak Institute for Peace Studies. The U.S. is eager to see some benefits in neighboring Afghanistan, where its troops have come under attack from militants based across the border in Pakistan. NATO forces in Afghanistan

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U.S. must make effort to mend ties with Pakistan

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HE LATEST friendly fire incident in Pakistan has plunged the already strained relationship between the United States and Pakistan to a new low. The feud over the U.S.-led NATO cross-border air strikes that killed at least 24 Pakistani troops on Nov. 27 should prompt Washington to reflect upon its relationship with Islamabad and its anti-terror strategy in South Asia. While the United States has offered its condolences to Pakistan and the families of those killed, this has not been enough to quell Islamabad’s fury. In retaliation, the South Asian country has shut off NATO supply routes to Afghanistan and ordered the United

States to vacate one of the air bases that is used by U.S. intelligence forces to launch drone attacks against militants in Pakistan. True, the United States needs to hunt down as many extremists in the region as possible before it winds down its operations in Afghanistan. But it should keep its military operations within international norms. Some voices heard in the United States indicate there is no guarantee that Washington is willing to do more to mend its fences with Islamabad. If such a perspective becomes the mainstream in U.S. policy, both its cooperation with Pakistan and its own interests in the region will suffer. China Today, Beijing

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Obama has done better for tribes than the others, except for the Nixon administration.” Ben Nighthorse Campbell The former Republican senator from Colorado recently assessed the current administration’s track record on issues impacting Native Americans. President Obama met last week in Washington with the nation’s 565 tribal leaders.

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EARS AFTER leaving the White House, President Bill Clinton admitted that he missed his old job. If it were up to me, I wouldn’t have left but this is a democracy, he said. The late Egyptian president Anwar El-Sadat, in a similar moment of candor, admitted that being in power was “fun.” Human ambitions are the same everywhere; but democracies keep them in check, whereas dictatorships give them free rein. Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and Greek prime minister George Papandreou both resigned in response to public pressure. Berlusconi stepped down after 51 failed

parliamentary attempts to pass a vote of no-confidence on his government. In his farewell speech, he promised to cooperate fully with the new prime minister, Mario Monti. Papandreou also wished his successor, Lucas Papademos, the best of luck. It is not that the two outgoing prime ministers are unusually gracious, but the two men both belong to a tradition in which power changes hands in a smooth manner. In our part of the world, things have to turn ugly when a man is asked to step down. Why can’t our leaders step down in dignity instead of being removed in disgrace? Al-Ahram Weekly, Cairo

Don’t blame it on Britain

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Y URGING THE expulsion of Britain’s ambassador, Iran’s parliament has provided a vivid insight into the mindset of the Islamic Republic’s leadership. Their first thought as they retreat further into isolation and economic malaise is to credit Britain with prime responsibility for all their problems. For more than a century, British statecraft was indeed the dominant factor in Iranian politics, causing the downfall of leaders who were thought to threaten London’s interests. But the era when a string of Royal Navy bases guaranteed that the Gulf was a British lake ended several generations ago. However, the old men who misrule Iran still claim to detect a British hand behind every significant event. The latest trigger for their suspicion appears to have been the

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Treasury’s (overdue) decision to exclude Iran from transactions with the U.K. financial system. Meanwhile, another round of United Nations sanctions is approaching as Iran’s efforts to acquire nuclear weapons capability become increasingly obvious. While the regime might well ignore the parliamentary vote, it clearly believes that Britain will be the guiding force behind this diplomatic drive. Perhaps we should rejoice in the status that all this accords us. Perception can amount to reality in international affairs, so the fact that Iran vastly overestimates our national power should cause us to be more assertive. And if Tehran’s ossified, brutal leaders regard us as their foremost opponent: That is an honor indeed. The Telegraph, London

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FDR’s ‘Infamy Speech’ mobilized outraged public for war SEVENTY YEARS ago this Wednesday, a wave of Japanese war planes swooped over America’s chief Pacific Naval base at Pearl Harbor and dropped their armorpiercing bombs on “Battleship Row.” The attack sank four U.S. battleships, destroyed 188 aircraft and claimed the lives of 2,402 Americans. President Franklin D. Roosevelt called it “a date which will live in infamy” when he appeared on Capitol Hill the following day. Known as the “Infamy Speech,” Roosevelt’s address induced Congress to pass a formal declaration of war against Japan, bringing the United States into World War II. It also allowed FDR to fulfill critical international obligations he had been unable to address because of the isolationist sentiment that had previously existed in the United States. Throughout the 1930s, Japan had been steadily encroaching on China in a quest to control all of Asia. After Japan joined the triple alliance with Germany and Italy in September 1940, it began to expand into northern Indochina. Alarmed by the invasion, the United States, which supplied more than half of Japan’s iron, steel and oil, placed an embargo on aviation fuel, scrap metal, steel and iron. Then, in July 1941, Japan seized the rest of Indochina. FDR responded by closing the Panama Canal to Japanese shipping and adding oil to the embargo list. As president, he was compelled to retain an “open door” for U.S. trade in Asia. As a leader of the free world, Roosevelt had a moral obligation to keep the Asian mainland free of foreign domination at a time when U.S. credibility already was waning abroad. Roosevelt was aware of the atrocities being

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COMMENTARY WILLIAM C. KASHATUS committed by Nazi Germany in the concentration camps of Europe. Yet the isolationist sentiment that prevailed on Capitol Hill and among the American people forced him to remain idle as Britain and France, longtime allies, shouldered the burden fighting a war against fascism. Haunting memories of the First World War and the 116,708 American soldiers who died in battle made many Americans wary of getting involved in another European conflict. Congress’ rejection of the League of Nations was a testimony to the American refusal to become embroiled in foreign wars. The Great Depression reinforced isolationist sentiment. Most Americans were more concerned with day-to-day survival and the need to improve life in the United States than advocating involvement in foreign disputes. But the Japanese attack and Roosevelt’s speech quickly eliminated both concerns. The “Infamy Speech” was brief, running to only six and a half minutes. Roosevelt purposely kept the speech short, despite the suggestion of Secretary of State Cordell Hull that more time be given to a fuller explanation of Japanese-American relations and the lengthy but unsuccessful effort to find a peaceful solution. Instead, the brevity and wording of the speech was intended to have a strong emotional impact that would silence the isolationist movement in America. Roosevelt emphasized that “our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger” and highlighted reports of Japanese attacks in the Pacific between Hawaii and San Francisco. If the

Roosevelt purposely kept the speech short, despite the suggestion of Secretary of State Cordell Hull that more time be given to a fuller explanation of Japanese-American relations … territory and waters of the continental United States were viewed as being under direct threat, isolationism would become an unsustainable course of action. Appealing to the anger felt by Americans, Roosevelt portrayed the United States as the innocent victim of Japanese aggression and duplicity. He insisted that the United States was “at peace with that nation” and “was still in conversation with its government looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific” at the time of the attack. But Japan had been preparing for war all along. FDR’s greatest rhetorical device, however, was his use of the “infamy” phrase in the first line of the speech. His emphatic insistence that posterity would forever endorse the American view of the attack as “unprovoked and dastardly” set the tone for the entire speech, which became a statement on behalf of the entire American people and their “unbounded determination” to prevail against the enemy. The “Infamy Speech” had the desired effect. With only one dissent, Congress granted Roosevelt’s request to recognize the state of war that existed between the United States and Japan, and the wider isolationist movement collapsed almost immediately. It is considered one of the greatest American political speeches of the 20th century. William C. Kashatus, of Hunlock Creek, is a historian and writer. He can be contacted at bill@historylive.net

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expected to save about $400,000. But in September, the Trustees approved a new, three-year contract for full-time faculty members that promised an average annual raise of $1,981. For 167 full-time faculty, that calculates to a three-year total cost for the college of almost $1 million. Debate continues Even the idea of offering Leary a contract renewal sparked debate. Some sitting Luzerne County commissioners have said any long-term commitments should be made after the new form of government – a part-time county council and a hired manager – takes effect and can evaluate its support of the college. Discovery that LCCC Trustee Mary Hinton no longer lived fulltime in Luzerne County sparked

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victims register with FEMA. Inspectors are dispatched to damaged properties within seven days, with residents whose homes are determined to have sustained more than $11,000 in damage becoming eligible for temporary housing assistance. Those who qualify then go through a pre-placement interview in which FEMA workers aid them in developing a long-term housing plan. Those FEMA employees become their case workers who continue to meet with the

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Area School District Superintendent Ross Scarantino and former Luzerne County Commissioner Greg Skrepenak. Both pleaded guilty to corruption charges. Jeffrey Piazza, the son of former Trustee August Piazza, was

also caught in the corruption probe and pleaded guilty to action related to his job at WilkesBarre Area Career and Technical Center. The corruption connections cropped up anew when administrators were axed this year. Among those cut were Jeffrey Piazza’s wife, Michelle McCabe, director of the Substance Abuse Education and Training Institute founded at the urging of Skrepenak, and human resources generalist Sandra Richards, wife of former county human resource director Doug Richards, who pleaded guilty to corruption charges. Leary has managed to navigate through these troubled waters with enough trustee support to have a chance at contract renewal. When news of contract negotiations surfaced in October, Trustee President Joseph Rymar said Leary “has done a good job for the college and we will continue to discuss his performance with him.”

would give the Postal Service more authority and liquidity to stave off immediate bankruptcy. But prospects are somewhat dim for final congressional action on those bills anytime soon, especially if the measures are seen in an election year as promoting layoffs and cuts to neighborhood post offices. Technically, the Postal Service must await an advisory opinion from the independent Postal Regulatory Commission before it can begin closing local post offices and processing centers. But such opinions are nonbinding, and Donahoe is making clear the agency will proceed with reductions once the

opinion is released next March. The Postal Service initially announced in September it was studying the possibility of closing the processing centers and published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments. Within 30 days, the plan elicited nearly 4,400 public comments, mostly in opposition. Maine Sen. Susan Collins, the top Republican on the Senate committee that oversees the post office, believes the agency is taking the wrong approach. She says service cuts will only push more consumers to online bill payment or private carriers such as UPS or FedEx, leading to lower revenue

in the future. She urged passage of a bill that would refund nearly $7 billion the Postal Service overpaid into a federal retirement fund, encourage a restructuring of health benefits and reduce the agency’s annual payments into a retiree health account. In the event of a shutdown due to bankruptcy, private companies such as FedEx and UPS could handle a small portion of the material the post office moves, but they do not go everywhere. No business has shown interest in delivering letters everywhere in the country for a set rate of 44 cents or 45 cents for a first-class letter.

offered him a renewal, the terms of which are under wraps until today’s vote. Leary has accepted the contract, and it is up to the board to approve it.

more controversy last month, with at least one county commissioner questioning whether she should continue serving on the board. Hinton submitted her resignation, but it doesn’t take effect until Wednesday, the day after the expected vote on Leary’s contract renewal. The county provides about 15.5 percent of LCCC’s budget, contributing $6.17 million this year. About a third of the college’s $39.5 million budget comes from the state, with a third from student tuition and the rest from federal grants. Leary has asked the county for $400,000 more next year. He also repeated a request that the county provide almost $2 million to help repay a bond floated to cover costs of capital projects. All of this comes amid a nearly 5 percent drop in enrollment – to about 7,000 students – after several years of record growth. Leary’s original four-year contract expires this month, and with scant comment the trustees

Association with LCCC A Kingston native, Leary turned 60 this August and has spent more than half his life working at LCCC. He began his career as an assistant to the admissions director in 1975, two years after graduating from King’s College with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science. He was first appointed president of LCCC in December of 2007, after serving as interim president for a year when his predecessor, Patricia Donohue, resigned to take another job. He faced a budget crunch immediately, thanks to a fiscal crisis in the county books that threatened the delay of millions borrowed to help the college finance major expansion projects. Leary also saw the sweeping

About 42 percent of first-class mail is now delivered the following day. An additional 27 percent arrives in two days, about 31 percent in three days and less than 1 percent in four days to five days. After the change next spring, about 51 percent of all first-class mail is expected to arrive in two days, with most of the remainder delivered in three days. The consolidation of mail processing centers is in addition to the planned closing of about 3,700 local post offices. In all, roughly 100,000 postal employees could be cut as a result of the various closures, resulting in savings of up to $6.5 billion a year. Expressing urgency to reduce costs, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in an interview that the agency has to act while waiting for Congress to grant it authority to reduce delivery to five days a week, raise stamp prices and re-

duce health care and other labor costs. The Postal Service, an independent agency of government, does not receive tax money, but is subject to congressional control on large aspects of its operations. The changes in first-class mail delivery can go into place without permission from Congress. After five years in the red, the post office faces imminent default this month on a $5.5 billion annual payment to the Treasury for retiree health benefits. It is projected to have a record loss of $14.1 billion next year amid steady declines in first-class mail volume. Donahoe has said the agency must make cuts of $20 billion by 2015 to be profitable. It already has announced a 1cent increase in first-class mail to 45 cents beginning Jan. 22. Separate bills that have passed House and Senate committees

displaced residents monthly to check the progress in securing permanent housing and, where applicable, inspect the FEMA trailers. “We’ll probably be here about two years, and the staging operation will alter itself over times,” Schuback said. “Right now we’re pushing units out. As time goes on, we’ll be deactivating units and moving them back here.” Provided they are working towards their goal, displaced residents are eligible for housing assistance for 18 months, though that period is sometimes extended. Eviction procedures do exist for residents who don’t live up to their

end of the bargain, Schuback said. “Most all of the people we deal with are good people and they have a true need for a temporary period of time. They use the federal assistance appropriately and they move on,” he said. “There are instances in just about every operation where we deal with a very small population of people, some of whom for very legitimate reasons can come up with no viable solution at the end of our program, and its sad to say there’s also some people that just enjoy getting free housing and absolutely refuse to give it up, and we sometimes do reach the point of working with local officials on evictions.”

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long-term savings will be significant.” Strelish also said CNG causes much less wear and tear on an engine than gasoline, so CNG vehicles should last longer than standard gasoline-engine vehicles. UGI spokesman Joe Swope said a gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) of CNG is about half to two-thirds the cost of gasoline, “a very, very appealing alternative” to gasoline, which is selling now for about $3.30 per gallon. CNG is selling for about $2.13 per gge in State College right now.

Swope said UGI has been “aggressively starting to pursue fleets” of vehicles in its service area about converting to CNG vehicles in the last six months to a year. He said building a CNG filling station to service a fleet is the most expensive investment. The only other fleet of CNG vehicles operating with a filling station in UGI’s service area is the River Valley Transit Authority in Williamsport. “For this to become a widespread venture, there has to be some public policy support upfront to make it really attractive,” Swope said. Strelish believes federal and/ or state government will offer some kind of grant funding to assist with the cost of building a fueling station.

“I’m quite confident that because we sit on some of the largest gas fields in the world, the state will be willing to subsidize it,” he said. John Krohn, spokesman for Energy In Depth Northeast Marcellus Initiative, said one of the reasons the LCTA has the opportunity to benefit from the CNG option is the development of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. “It appears that for the foreseeable future, natural gas will remain very affordable, not only for a vehicle fuel, but for home heating sources, too,” Krohn said. Steve Mocarsky, a Times Leader staff writer, may be reached at 970-7311.

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Play it again, SEC: Title game will be a rematch LSU, Alabama will clash for crown. The Tigers defeated the Tide earlier this year. By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer

Play it again, LSU and Alabama. The Crimson Tide edged out Oklahoma State in the final round of voting Sunday and will play the top-ranked Tigers in the BCS national championship game on Jan. 9 in New Orleans. Undefeated LSU is the only team to beat Alabama all year, and the top BCS official sees a do-over as a perfectly good title

game. “Absolutely, if they’re 1 and 2, and they are in all the polls released today,” executive director Bill Hancock said. Still, it’s not exactly a game the public was clamoring for — at least outside of Southeastern Conference territory. And it will do nothing to quiet the critics of the Bowl Championship Series or the calls for a college football playoff. But like it or not, the BCS has ensured that the SEC — home to both schools — will run its streak of national championships to six in a row. The Cowboys made a late surge by beating Oklahoma 44-

BCS BOWL LINEUP JAN. 2 Rose Bowl Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl Stanford (11-1) vs. Oklahoma State (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) JAN. 3 Sugar Bowl Michigan (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) JAN. 4 Orange Bowl West Virginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) JAN. 9 BCS National Championship LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Complete bowl matchups, Page 2B

10 on Saturday night, and closed game rematch in the 14-year histhe gap between themselves and tory of the BCS. Alabama in the polls. But it was not enough to avoid the first title See BCS, Page 4B

Scandal-marred Lions land in Dallas game By DEREK LEVARSE dlevarse@timesleader.com

Penn State fell one win shy of a division title and two short of Pasadena. Crippled by collateral damage, the Nittany Lions will have to settle for Dallas and relative obscurity this bowl season. The date is the same as the Rose Bowl and the venue is still historic. But the game itself is something called the TicketCity Bowl -- the seventh rung out of

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eight on the Big Ten’s postseason ladder. There, the Lions will face another team that had much higher hopes -- previously undefeated Houston, which blew a shot at a BCS bid by See LIONS, Page 4B

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Kansas City ......10 Denver ..............35 Cincinnati...........7 Oakland .............14 Indianapolis ....24 St. Louis .............0 Green Bay........38 Chicago ...............3 Minnesota ........32 Pittsburgh .......35 Miami ................34 New England.....31 San Francisco.26 N.Y. Giants.......35 Atlanta...............10 Carolina............38 N.Y. Jets ..........34 Tennessee ........23 Baltimore.........24 Dallas..................13 Detroit ...............17 Houston .............17 Tampa Bay ........19 Washington.......19 Buffalo ...............17 Cleveland...........10 Arizona ..............19 New Orleans .....31

Today’s Game San Diego at Jacksonville 8:30 p.m., ESPN

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Giants take perfect Pack down to wire

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The stadium was rocking, and the possibilities for the New York Giants were delicious. They’d just tied the Green Bay Packers — yes, the undefeated, defending champion Packers — with 58 seconds remaining Sunday night. Their only competition for the NFC East title, the Cowboys, had lost at Arizona. A Giants victory would erase their deficit behind Dallas, and would PACKERS snap Green Bay’s winning streak at 17, 11 this season. Just GIANTS stop Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ dynamic offense, get the game to overtime, and perhaps pull off a season-defining win. Instead, Rodgers marched his team 68 yards in five plays, Mason Crosby kicked a 31-yard field goal as time expired, and the Packers won 38-35, clinching a playoff berth. “When you get a chance to knock out the champ, you got to knock him out,” defensive end AP PHOTO Justin Tuck said. “You can’t let them hang around and fight off Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby celebrates with teammates after kicking the game-winning field goal during the fourth the ropes. quarter against the New York Giants on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. “You’ve got to knock him out. There’s a reason they’ve won 18 straight.” And there are lots of reasons the Giants (6-6) have lost four in a row, from inconsistent offense to a porous secondary to a difficult schedule that doesn’t get any easier with a trip to Dallas next Sunday — and concludes on New Year’s Day with the CowBy WILL GRAVES boys at the Meadowlands. AP Sports Writer Still, one game in back of the PITTSBURGH — The PittsCowboys and having pushed the burgh Steelers needed just 15 Packers (12-0) to the limit, the minutes to provide the CincinGiants shouldn’t be hanging nati Bengals a refresher course their heads. on what it takes to win in De“A loss is a loss, no matter how cember. it comes. It’s just a better feeling STEELERS BENGALS Run the ball. Create turnthan the previous one (Saints),” overs. A big play or two on speTuck said, referring to a 49-24 cial teams helps. So does having Sunday. rout in New Orleans last Monday Ben Roethlisberger threw two a quarterback who knows what night. “As long as we play with he’s doing when the games touchdown passes to Mike Walpassion, I don’t see why we can’t lace, Rashard Mendenhall ran dwindle to a precious few. be in the playoffs. But we’ve got a AP PHOTO It’s a formula the defending for two more and the Steelers lot of work to do before we The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown celebrates after returnAFC champions have used for used an explosive second ing a punt for a touchdown during the second quarter against the years. It has rarely looked as efSee CLOSE, Page 5B Cincinnati Bengals in Pittsburgh, Sunday. fective as it did in a 35-7 win See STEELERS, Page 5B

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Woods is finally a winner Tiger Woods captures Chevron World Challenge for first victory in two years. By JIM PELTZ Los Angeles Times

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Let’s first get the caveats out of the way: No, the Chevron World Challenge is not a regular PGA Tour event. But it is effectively Tiger Woods’ tournament; it was established to benefit his charities, and he is the host. Yes, there are Woods only 18 players in the field, albeit very good ones. Yes, Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks is friendly terrain for Woods — he had already won the event four times. Even so, for the first time since Woods’ life and career began careening out of control two years ago with a Thanksgiving night car accident in front of his Florida home, the player many consider the greatest golfer in history can finally say he has won another See WOODS, Page 5B

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Marlins make Reyes a rich man Source says team, all-star shortstop agree to $106 million, six-year contract . By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer

DALLAS — The suddenly splurging Miami Marlins landed their second big free agent in a matter of days, agreeing Sunday night to a $106 million, six-year contract with AllStar shortstop Jose Reyes, a person familiar Reyes with the negotiations told The Associated Press. After adding All-Star closer Heath Bell for $27 million over three years, the Marlins gave See REYES, Page 5B


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L O C A L C A L E N D A R MONDAY, DEC. 5 MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Lebanon Valley at Wilkes, 7 p.m. Misericordia at Susquehanna, 7:30 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BAKETBALL PSU Hazleton at Central Penn, 6 p.m. HS SWIMMING West Scranton at Pittston Area, 4 p.m. TUESDAY, DEC. 6 HS BOWLING Berwick at Hazleton Area, 3 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Luzerne CCC at Lehigh-Carbon, 8 p.m. PSU Brandywine at PSU Wilkes-Barre, 8 p.m. King’s at PSU Hazleton WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Luzerne CCC at Lehigh-Carbon, 6 p.m. King’s at Gwynedd-Mercy, 7 p.m. Lebanon Valley at Misericordia, 7 p.m. PSU Brandywine at PSU Wilkes-Barre, 6 p.m. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7 MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Albright at Misericordia, 7 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL PSU Hazleton at Arcadia, 6 p.m. Susquehanna at Wilkes, 7 p.m. COLLEGE WRESTLING King’s at Delaware Valley, 7 p.m. THURSDAY, DEC. 8 MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Wilkes at Elizabethtown, 8 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL King’s at Lycoming, 6 p.m. Misericordia at Baptist Bible, 7 p.m. COLLEGE SWIMMING Misericordia at Montclair, 5 p.m. FRIDAY, DEC. 9 BOYS BASKETBALL (7:15 p.m. unless noted) Coughlin at GAR Holy Redeemer at Scranton Lackawanna Trail at Tunkhannock Nanticoke at Crestwood Wyoming Valley West at Scranton Prep Hazleton Area vs. North Allegheny, at State College H.S. Nespoli Tournament (at Berwick H.S.) Hanover Area vs. Montoursville, 6:30 p.m. Berwick vs. Wyoming Seminary, 8 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Berwick at Pocono Mt. East Tournament, 6 p.m. Northwest vs. Bloomsburg at Muncy Tournament, 6:30 p.m. Wyoming Seminary at Lake-Lehman, 7 p.m. Spring-Ford at Hazleton in Tournament, 7:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Coughlin, 7:15 p.m. Scranton at Holy Redeemer, 7:15 p.m. GAR at Tunkhannock Tournament, TBA Pittston Area, Wyoming Area at Old Forge Tournament, TBA HS SWIMMING Scranton Prep at Berwick, 4:30 p.m. Meyers at Hanover Area, 4:30 p.m. West Scranton at Coughlin, 4:30 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Abington Heights, 5:30 p.m. HS WRESTLING Hanover Area at DKI Tournament Wyoming Seminary at Ironman Invitational MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Misericordia at Wilkes, 7 p.m. PNC Bank/Monarch Classic PSU Harrisburg at King’s, 8 p.m. PSU Wilkes-Barre at PSU Hazleton, 8 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL PSU Wilkes-Barre at PSU Hazleton, 6 p.m. PSU Harrisburg at Wilkes, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, DEC. 10 BOYS BASKETBALL (7:15 p.m. unless noted) Dallas at Nanticoke Crestwood at Delaware Valley, 6:30 p.m. Pleasant Valley at Wyoming Valley West, 2 p.m. Hazleton Area vs. Red Land or State College, at State College H.S. MMI Prep at Shenandoah Valley, 2:15 p.m. Scranton Prep at Meyers Tunkhannock at Athens, 2:15 p.m. Marsico Tournament (at Old Forge H.S.) Pittston Area vs. Northwest, 6:30 p.m. Wyoming Area vs. Old Forge, 8 p.m. Nespoli Tournament (at Berwick H.S.) 6:30 p.m. consolation; 8 p.m. championship GIRLS BASKETBALL Weatherly at MMI Prep, 2:30 p.m. Dallas vs. Meyers at Wyoming Valley West Tournament, 6 p.m. Lackawanna Trail at Lake-Lehman, 7 p.m. West Scranton at Wyoming Valley West Tournament, 7:30 p.m. Berwick at Pocono Mt. East Tournament, TBA GAR at Tunkhannock Tournament, TBA Hazleton Area Tournament, TBA Northwest at Muncy Tournament, TBA HS BOWLING Hazleton Area at Ice Breaker Tournament, 1 p.m. HS WRESTLING Hanover Area at DKI Tournament Crestwood at West Chester Rustin Lake-Lehman, Wyoming Area at Catasauqua Duals Tunkhannock at Wyalusing Duals Wyoming Seminary at Ironman Invitational Hazleton Area, Pittston Area, Wyoming Valley West at Quakertown Duals MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Wilkes at Lycoming PNC Bank/Monarch Classic TBA at King’s, 1 or 3 p.m. Luzerne CCC at Valley Forge, 3 p.m. DeSales at PSU Wilkes-Barre, 3 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Wilkes at Elizabethtown, 2 p.m. Luzerne CCC at Valley Forge, 1 p.m. Delaware Valley College at PSU Wilkes-Barre, 1 p.m. COLLEGE SWIMMING Lebanon Valley at King’s, 1 p.m. COLLEGE WRESTLING Muhlenberg at Wilkes, 11 a.m. SUNDAY, DEC. 11 BOYS BASKETBALL Marsico Tournament (at Old Forge H.S.) 3 p.m. consolation; 7 p.m. championship GIRLS BASKETBALL Pittston Area, Wyoming Area at Old Forge Tournament, TBA

T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Named Lee Thomas special assistant to the executive vice president of baseball operations and Fred Ferreira executive director of international recruiting. HOCKEY National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINS—Recalled F Jordan Caron and D Steven Kampfer from Providence (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS—Assigned F Aaron Palushaj to Hamilton (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES—Recalled D Chris Summers from Portland (AHL) on an emergency basis. COLLEGE ARIZONA—Announced freshman men’s basketball F Sidiki Johnson is leaving the school. COLORADO STATE—Fired football coach Steve Fairchild. FRESNO STATE—Fired football coach Pat Hill.

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Subject to Change All Times EST Saturday, Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Wyoming (8-4) vs. Temple (8-4), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Utah State (7-5) vs. Ohio (9-4), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4) vs. San Diego State (8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 20 Beef 'O'Brady's Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Marshall (6-6) vs. FIU (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego TCU (10-2) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl At Las Vegas Boise State (11-1) vs. Arizona State (6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Nevada (7-5) vs. Southern Mississippi (11-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 26 Independence Bowl

At Shreveport, La. North Carolina (7-5) vs. Missouri (7-5), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina State (7-5) vs. Louisville (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 28 Military Bowl At Washington Air Force (7-5) vs. Toledo (8-4), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas (7-5) vs. California (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Florida State (8-4) vs. Notre Dame (8-4), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Baylor (9-3) vs. Washington (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas Tulsa (8-4) vs. BYU (9-3), Noon (ESPN) Pinstripe Bowl At Bronx, N.Y. Rutgers (8-4) vs. Iowa State (6-6), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi State (6-6) vs. Wake Forest (6-6), 6:40 p.m. (ESPN) Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Oklahoma (9-3) vs. Iowa (7-5), 10 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 31 Meinke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas A&M (6-6) vs. Northwestern (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech (8-4) vs. Utah (7-5), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco UCLA (6-7) vs. Illinois (6-6), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Virginia (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl At Dallas Penn State (9-3) vs. Houston (12-1), Noon (ESPNU) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Nebraska (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Georgia (10-3) vs. Michigan State (10-3), 1 p.m. (ABC) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida (6-6) vs. Ohio State (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN2) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Stanford (11-1) vs. Oklahoma State (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Michigan (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 4 Orange Bowl At Miami West Virginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Kansas State (10-2) vs. Arkansas (10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5), Noon (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 8 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 9 BCS National Championship At New Orleans LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 21 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, TBA, (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 28 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Feb. 5 Texas vs. Nation At San Antonio Texas vs. Nation, 2 p.m. (CBSSN)

The AP Top 25 The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 3, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: ............................................................Record PtsPv 1. LSU (60)........................................ 13-01,500 1 2. Alabama ........................................ 11-11,418 2 3. Oklahoma St. ............................... 11-11,400 3 4. Stanford......................................... 11-11,283 4 5. Southern Cal ................................ 10-21,179 9 6. Oregon .......................................... 11-21,170 8 7. Arkansas ....................................... 10-21,148 6 8. Boise St......................................... 11-11,107 9 9. Wisconsin ..................................... 11-21,03815 10. South Carolina ........................... 10-2 94614 11. Kansas St. .................................. 10-2 82916 12. Michigan St................................. 10-3 73311 13. Michigan ..................................... 10-2 70717 14. Clemson ..................................... 10-3 66321 15. Baylor........................................... 9-3 65619 16. TCU ............................................. 10-2 63218 17. Virginia Tech .............................. 11-2 591 5 18. Georgia ....................................... 10-3 56612 19. Oklahoma ................................... 9-3 38613 20. Houston ...................................... 12-1 370 7 21. Nebraska .................................... 9-3 36320 22. Southern Miss............................ 11-2 33624 23. West Virginia.............................. 9-3 19922 24. Penn St. ...................................... 9-3 12923 25. Florida St. ................................... 8-4 4925 Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 23, Cincinnati 22, Arkansas St. 18, BYU 12, Georgia Tech 7, N. Illinois 7, Missouri 5, Virginia 5, Tulsa 2, Louisville 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 3, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: ..........................................................Record PtsPvs 1. LSU (59)...................................... 13-01,475 1 2. Alabama ...................................... 11-11,399 2 3. Oklahoma State ......................... 11-11,367 5 4. Stanford....................................... 11-11,286 4 5. Oregon ........................................ 11-21,232 7 6. Boise State.................................. 11-11,128 8 7. Arkansas ..................................... 10-21,112 10 8. Wisconsin ................................... 11-21,085 12 9. South Carolina ........................... 10-2 971 13 10. Kansas State ............................ 10-2 878 15 11. Virginia Tech ............................ 11-2 835 3 12. Michigan ................................... 10-2 789 16 13. Michigan State.......................... 10-3 735 9 14. Clemson ................................... 10-3 657 21 15. TCU ........................................... 10-2 631 17 16. Baylor......................................... 9-3 599 18 17. Houston .................................... 12-1 542 6 18. Georgia ..................................... 10-3 538 14 19. Oklahoma ................................. 9-3 437 11 20. Nebraska .................................. 9-3 402 19 21. Southern Mississippi............... 11-2 366 23 22. West Virginia............................ 9-3 278 20 23. Penn State ................................ 9-3 189 22 24. Cincinnati .................................. 9-3 94 25 25. Florida State ............................. 8-4 68 24 Others receiving votes: Brigham Young 20;Northern Illinois 14;Missouri 11;Georgia Tech 10;Arkansas State 9;Notre Dame 9;Virginia 5;Louisiana Tech 2;Rutgers 1;Texas 1.

C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L Sunday's Scores EAST Fairfield 68, Canisius 59 Hampton 71, Howard 53 Harvard 80, Seattle 70 Iona 98, Niagara 62 Maine 76, Rhode Island 74, OT Manhattan 68, St. Peter’s 42 Marist 95, Rider 75 Mississippi 72, Penn St. 70 VCU 75, George Washington 60 MIDWEST Baylor 69, Northwestern 41 Creighton 76, Nebraska 66 Indiana 84, Stetson 50 Michigan St. 110, Nebraska-Omaha 68 Wichita St. 89, UNLV 70 SOUTHWEST Oklahoma St. 80, Langston 58 SMU 69, UALR 63, OT SOUTH Kansas St. 69, Virginia Tech 61 Maryland 78, Notre Dame 71 Middle Tennessee 77, Akron 53

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Morehead St. 83, Mid-Continent 57 Murray St. 75, Dayton 58 South Carolina 58, Clemson 55 Southern Miss. 74, New Mexico St. 66 UNC Asheville 88, SC-Upstate 81 W. Kentucky 60, Bowling Green 53 FAR WEST Columbia 78, La Sierra 56 North Texas 76, Loyola Marymount 63 San Diego St. 64, California 63 San Francisco 90, Pacific Union 38 Stanford 76, NC State 72

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EAST Brown 70, Providence 57 Caldwell 79, Bloomfield 67 Canisius 63, Colgate 42 Delaware 73, William & Mary 57 Fairfield 66, Rhode Island 56 Georgetown 58, Rider 51 Lock Haven 66, Shippensburg 54 Maryland 76, American U. 42 Millersville 72, Clarion 53 St. John’s 70, Hartford 45 Towson 65, James Madison 58 Villanova 67, La Salle 51 Wake Forest 60, Seton Hall 44 MIDWEST Ball St. 78, Stetson 73, 2OT Baylor 89, Minnesota 60 Dayton 69, Boston College 60 Marquette 84, Ark.-Pine Bluff 36 Michigan 56, Iowa St. 49 Montana St. 67, North Dakota 63 Notre Dame 76, Creighton 48 Oklahoma St. 83, Indiana 72 Purdue 60, Texas A&M 51 Toledo 58, Colorado St. 51 Xavier 69, Cincinnati 60 SOUTHWEST Ohio St. 69, Oklahoma 63 TCU 73, Lamar 59 UTSA 70, Houston 59 SOUTH Alabama 80, Kansas 76 Apprentice 57, Methodist 51 Centre 62, Rhodes 57 Charleston Southern 82, Clemson 77 Drexel 58, UNC Wilmington 43 Duke 92, Pittsburgh 43 Florida St. 64, Charlotte 62 George Mason 85, Old Dominion 69 Georgia 75, Georgia Tech 68 Hofstra 86, Georgia St. 71 Jacksonville St. 65, Troy 54 Kentucky 74, Louisville 54 Memphis 90, UT-Martin 69 Mississippi St. 70, Tulane 55 NC State 55, South Carolina 53 SE Louisiana 85, Spring Hill 72 Tennessee 73, Texas 57 VCU 67, Northeastern 60 Vanderbilt 70, High Point 54 Virginia 69, Richmond 56 MORE FAR WEST California 70, UNLV 48 Colorado 68, Idaho 59 N. Arizona 64, Cal St.-Fullerton 54 New Mexico 54, New Mexico St. 53 Oregon 88, Portland 78 Prairie View 69, CS Bakersfield 64 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 65, Cal Poly 62 Seattle 89, Boise St. 80 Southern Cal 58, Gonzaga 51 Stanford 93, Fresno St. 59 UC Davis 68, Sacramento St. 57 UCLA 84, Loyola Marymount 43 Washington 80, Long Beach St. 46 FAR WEST California 70, UNLV 48 Colorado 68, Idaho 59 N. Arizona 64, Cal St.-Fullerton 54 New Mexico 54, New Mexico St. 53 Oregon 88, Portland 78 Prairie View 69, CS Bakersfield 64 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 65, Cal Poly 62 Seattle 89, Boise St. 80 Southern Cal 58, Gonzaga 51 Stanford 93, Fresno St. 59 UC Davis 68, Sacramento St. 57 UCLA 84, Loyola Marymount 43 Washington 80, Long Beach St. 46

N H L At A Glance All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh ...................... 27 16 7 4 36 85 66 N.Y. Rangers ................ 23 15 5 3 33 69 51 Philadelphia .................. 25 15 7 3 33 88 73 New Jersey ................... 25 12 12 1 25 62 72 N.Y. Islanders ............... 24 8 11 5 21 52 78 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston............................ 24 16 7 1 33 85 51 Toronto .......................... 26 14 10 2 30 83 85 Buffalo............................ 26 14 11 1 29 72 69 Ottawa............................ 26 12 11 3 27 79 89 Montreal......................... 27 11 11 5 27 67 69 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida............................ 26 14 8 4 32 73 65 Washington ................... 25 13 11 1 27 75 79 Winnipeg ....................... 26 11 11 4 26 75 82 Tampa Bay .................... 25 11 12 2 24 67 80 Carolina ......................... 28 8 16 4 20 66 94 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago ......................... 27 16 8 3 35 90 84 Detroit ............................ 24 16 7 1 33 73 52 St. Louis......................... 26 14 9 3 31 63 58 Nashville........................ 26 12 10 4 28 68 71 Columbus ...................... 26 7 16 3 17 62 88 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota...................... 26 16 7 3 35 64 57 Vancouver ..................... 25 14 10 1 29 78 66 Edmonton...................... 27 13 11 3 29 76 71 Colorado........................ 26 12 13 1 25 71 76 Calgary .......................... 25 11 12 2 24 59 67 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas ............................. 26 15 10 1 31 69 72 Los Angeles .................. 26 13 9 4 30 60 58 San Jose........................ 23 14 8 1 29 67 56 Phoenix.......................... 25 13 9 3 29 67 62 Anaheim ........................ 25 7 13 5 19 57 81 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday's Games Montreal 2, Los Angeles 1 Boston 4, Toronto 1 Washington 3, Ottawa 2, OT Pittsburgh 3, Carolina 2 Winnipeg 4, New Jersey 2 N.Y. Rangers 4, Tampa Bay 2 Chicago 5, St. Louis 2 Buffalo 3, Nashville 2 Philadelphia 4, Phoenix 2 N.Y. Islanders 5, Dallas 4 Calgary 5, Edmonton 3 Florida 5, San Jose 3 Sunday's Games Detroit at Colorado, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Monday's Games Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Boston at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 8 p.m.

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Tuesday's Games New Jersey at Toronto, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Columbus at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Nashville, 8 p.m. Boston at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m. Carolina at Calgary, 9 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Minnesota at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

A H L At A Glance All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA St. John’s ................ 22 14 4 4 0 32 81 64 Manchester ............. 25 14 10 0 1 29 67 65 Worcester ............... 20 8 6 3 3 22 51 51 Portland ................... 22 10 10 1 1 22 57 69 Providence.............. 25 8 14 1 2 19 55 84 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Hershey................... 23 12 6 3 2 29 81 67 Norfolk ..................... 24 14 9 0 1 29 85 69 Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton.................. 24 12 7 1 4 29 75 67 Syracuse ................. 21 10 8 2 1 23 71 70 Binghamton ............ 24 9 13 1 1 20 58 71 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Connecticut............. 23 14 6 1 2 31 75 68 Adirondack.............. 22 13 8 0 1 27 72 60 Albany...................... 23 12 8 2 1 27 60 69 Bridgeport ............... 24 11 9 3 1 26 74 78 Springfield............... 23 11 11 1 0 23 68 69 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Charlotte ................. 24 15 7 1 1 32 72 61 Milwaukee ............... 20 13 6 0 1 27 62 51 Peoria ...................... 25 11 12 1 1 24 82 81 Chicago ................... 21 9 8 1 3 22 56 58 Rockford.................. 22 8 13 1 0 17 66 80 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto.................... 24 13 7 3 1 30 76 69 Rochester ............... 23 10 10 2 1 23 64 69 Lake Erie................. 23 10 11 1 1 22 58 63 Grand Rapids ......... 22 10 11 1 0 21 70 68 Hamilton .................. 21 7 12 1 1 16 45 73 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Oklahoma City........ 23 16 6 0 1 33 72 53 Abbotsford .............. 25 16 8 1 0 33 64 60 Houston................... 23 13 4 2 4 32 69 59 San Antonio ............ 22 10 12 0 0 20 52 67 Texas....................... 21 9 11 0 1 19 63 68 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Sunday's Games St. John’s 4, Toronto 2 Manchester 2, Worcester 1, SO Springfield 2, Portland 1 Binghamton 4, Connecticut 3 Hershey 3, Bridgeport 2 Albany 4, Rochester 2 Charlotte 4, Lake Erie 3 Abbotsford 3, Chicago 1 Peoria 5, Rockford 2 Monday's Games Lake Erie at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Tuesday's Games Syracuse at St. John’s, 6 p.m. Adirondack at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

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At A Glance All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA 21 12 9 0 0 24 70 67 17 11 6 0 0 22 63 47 21 8 10 1 2 19 67 75 22 7 11 2 2 18 59 79 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA

19 12 6 0 1 25 68 62 20 11 7 1 1 24 59 61 19 9 10 0 0 18 59 60 16 6 7 0 3 15 49 52 South Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Gwinnett.... 23 10 6 5 2 27 68 70 South Carolina..... 21 12 8 0 1 25 62 51 Florida ....... 22 11 9 1 1 24 73 69 Greenville.. 19 11 8 0 0 22 63 67 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mountain Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Alaska...... 21 15 4 1 1 32 68 42 Utah ......... 19 12 6 0 1 25 49 48 Colorado . 19 10 8 0 1 21 68 68 Idaho........ 21 8 10 2 1 19 60 72 Pacific Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Las Vegas ...... 21 11 6 1 3 26 64 57 Ontario..... 18 10 6 1 1 22 59 51 Stockton .. 19 9 7 1 2 21 47 56 Bakersfield .......... 22 5 14 3 0 13 52 73 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Sunday's Games Elmira 2, Trenton 1, SO Stockton at Ontario, 8 p.m. Utah at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games Stockton at Las Vegas, 12:05 a.m.

G O L F Chevron World Challenge Scores Sunday At Sherwood Country Club Thousand Oaks, Calif. Yardage: 7,023 yards; Par 72 Purse: $5 million Final Round Tiger Woods, $1,200,000 ..........69-67-73-69—278 Zach Johnson, $650,000 ...........73-67-68-71—279 Paul Casey, $400,000 ................79-68-67-69—283 Matt Kuchar, $262,500 ...............72-67-74-71—284 Hunter Mahan, 4262,500 ...........72-68-73-71—284

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PGA Tour Qualifying Scores Sunday n-Jack Nicklaus Course (Host Course), 7,204 yards, Par 72 s-PGA West Stadium Course, 7,300 yards, Par 72 La Quinta, Calif. Purse: $1,057,500 Fifth Round Marco Dawson . 73s-68n-67s-67n-68s—343 Stephen Gangluff............. 72s-72n-64n-71s-67s—346 Harris English... 68s-67n-72s-70n-70s—347 Brendon Todd .. 71s-68n-69s-71n-68s—347 Jarrod Lyle........ 68n-72s-68s-73n-68s—349 Brian Harman ... 69s-71n-67s-74n-68s—349 Vaughn Taylor .. 65n-72s-69s-73n-70s—349 Will Claxton....... 64n-70s-69s-70n-76s—349 Edward Loar..... 67n-73s-73s-70n-67s—350 Charlie Beljan... 70n-73s-66s-73n-68s—350 Tommy Biershenk.......... 70s-70n-68s-73n-69s—350 Seung-yul Noh . 69n-72s-64s-72n-73s—350 Scott Parel ........ 71n-72s-71s-70n-67s—351 Jeff Maggert ..... 66s-72n-72s-75n-66s—351 Daniel Summerhays ............ 64s-73n-72s-74n-68s—351 Matt Jones ........ 67n-68s-70s-78n-68s—351 Alexandre Rocha................ 67n-70s-75s-70n-69s—351 Bobby Gates..... 67s-70n-68s-73n-73s—351 Derek Fathauer 69s-72n-71s-73n-67s—352 Colt Knost ......... 69n-72s-71s-72n-68s—352 Bob Estes ......... 67s-73n-69s-74n-69s—352 Roberto Castro 71s-71n-68s-72n-70s—352 William McGirt.. 65n-73s-70s-73n-71s—352 Kevin Kisner ..... 67n-71s-71s-75n-69s—353 Shawn Stefani .. 72n-75s-66n-71s-69s—353 Hudson Swafford............ 74s-71n-70n-73s-65s—353 Reid Edstrom ... 72s-71n-69s-78n-63n—353 Billy Hurley III ... 65s-71n-70s-74n-73s—353 Sang-Moon Bae..................... 65s-76n-69s-75n-69s—354 Mark Anderson 66n-72s-74s-72n-70s—354 Dicky Pride ....... 67s-72n-70s-75n-70s—354 Tag Ridings ...... 68n-73s-69s-74n-70s—354 Scott Dunlap..... 70s-72n-71s-70n-71s—354 Greg Owen ....... 70s-73n-73s-69n-70s—355 Steven Bowditch ........... 66n-73s-74s-73n-69s—355 Will Wilcox ........ 68n-75s-70s-71n-71s—355 Kent Jones ....... 68n-72s-68s-76n-71s—355 Shane Bertsch . 67n-71s-74s-76n-67s—355 Richard H. Lee . 72s-74n-66n-78s-65n—355 Patrick Sheehan ..................... 73s-75n-70n-71s-66s—355 Andrew Svoboda............ 70n-73s-72s-74n-66n—355 Lee Janzen ....... 71s-75n-68n-71s-71s—356 Brian Anderson 69n-71s-73s-73n-70s—356 Luke List ........... 69n-77s-67n-71s-72s—356 Jason Allred ..... 73s-70n-71s-72n-70s—356 John Huh .......... 72n-76s-65n-74s-69s—356 Brad Adamonis 73s-72n-66n-72s-73s—356 Ryan Yip............ 68n-78s-70n-67s-73s—356 Ron Whittaker .. 68s-75n-68s-71n-74s—356 Paul D. Haley ... 71n-70s-67s-74n-74s—356 68n-76s-70n-75s-67n—356 Ben Briscoe ...... 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BULLETIN BOARD LEAGUES Singles Pool League openings begin Monday nights at the Kingston VFW starting Dec. 5th. For more information call 570-407-1980. MEETINGS Hanover Area Boys’ Soccer will be holing a booster meeting on Monday Dec. 12th at 7 p.m. at the Hanover Area Jr/Sr high school cafeteria. Nominations of officers will be accepted as well as plans for the upcoming 2012 season. All parents of soccer players in grades 8th through 11th are encouraged to attend. Nanticoke Little League will meet Dec. 7 at the high school cafeteria at 7 p.m. All parents, coaches, and managers from Newport and Nanticoke Little Leagues are urged to attend. For more information, call Wade at 735-0189. South Valley fastpitch will be meeting on Monday, Dec. 5, at Broad Street Pizza in Nanticoke at 6 p.m. All coaches and interested parties are encouraged to attend. Input is being sought from everyone interested on the addition of the new Babe Ruth Extreme Softball League. For more information, call Steve at 417-7217. The Hanover Area Girls Basketball Booster Club meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 1, has been rescheduled for Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hanover Area Junior-Senior High School. Plans for the upcoming season and the continuation of the booster club will be discussed. All parents of any girls basketball players from grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend. REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS Firm A.C. Basketball will be having basketball tryout for the spring or 2012. The full tryout schedule is listed online at www.firmacbasketball.com. All tryouts will be held at the Kingston Rec Center – 655 Third Ave, Kingston Pa 18704. The cost for tryouts is $40 which includes a t-shirt and the option to attend all of the tryouts. Please email firmacbasketball@gmail.com for a registration form or for any question. The Kingston Recreation Center is taking registrations for the Willie Obremski Youth Basketball League. Age groups are 5-7, 8-10, 111-13, and 14-17. The league starts Dec. 12. For more information, call 287-1106 or stop by the Kingston Recreation Center to sign up. The Moosic Mets Baseball 17U Showcase Team is now accepting online registrations for their upcoming winter tryout for the 2012 season. Moosic Mets baseball is a summer/ fall commitment for players intending on continuing their playing career at the college or professional level. Players graduating in years 2013 to 2015 are eligible. For more information and to register, visit www.moosicmets.net.

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LGPA Final Qualifying Tournament Scores Sunday At LPGA International Daytona Beach, Fla. Champions Course: 6,389 yards, par-72 Legends Course: 6,468 yards, par-72 a-amateur Final Junthima Gulyanamitta.........71-73-70-68-68—350 Christine Song .......................66-70-70-72-74—352 Jennie Lee..............................71-71-69-73-72—356 Dori Carter..............................74-71-71-73-68—357 Karlin Beck .............................71-72-74-71-69—357 Jodi Ewart...............................70-73-74-70-70—357 Sandra Changkija ..................73-72-72-73-70—360 Maude-Aimee Leblanc..........75-71-71-71-72—360 Rebecca Lee-Bentham ........73-76-75-72-67—363 Meredith Duncan ...................76-70-72-75-70—363 Minea Blomqvist ....................70-75-73-75-70—363 Cydney Clanton .....................72-76-70-74-71—363 Angela Oh ..............................70-75-72-74-72—363 a-Stephanie Kono .................67-71-75-75-75—363 a-Victoria Tanco ....................74-74-74-73-69—364 Ayaka Kaneko ........................79-71-76-67-71—364 Tanya Dergal .........................71-80-71-71-71—364 Hannah Yun ...........................76-74-71-72-71—364 Elisa Serramia .......................72-75-76-68-73—364 Lizette Salas ..........................72-78-71-72-72—365 Danah Bordner ......................72-72-76-77-68—365 Veronica Felibert...................76-73-74-72-70—365 Lacey Agnew .........................76-73-71-74-71—365 Sophia Sheridan ....................75-74-71-74-71—365 Min Seo Kwak........................71-74-72-75-73—365 Stephanie Sherlock...............73-72-72-74-74—365 Paola Moreno.........................73-71-72-75-74—365 Jacqui Concolino...................70-72-71-76-76—365 Mi Hyang Lee .........................76-72-75-72-71—366 Patcharajutar Kongkraphan .74-73-72-75-72—366 Mitsuki Katahira .....................70-76-73-74-73—366 Thidapa Suwannapura .........68-80-68-75-75—366 Valentine Derrey ...................73-74-77-72-71—367 Birdie Kim ...............................73-79-73-74-69—368 Carlota Ciganda.....................72-75-71-78-72—368 Izzy Beisiegel.........................71-76-71-78-72—368 Kirby Dreher...........................74-71-77-73-73—368 Mariajo Uribe .........................71-72-75-74-76—368 Juliana Murcia Ortiz ..............75-77-72-72-73—369 Katy Harris ..............................71-75-74-76-73—369 Danielle Kang.........................72-78-69-75-75—369 Julia Boland............................73-77-76-73-71—370 Jenny Suh ..............................73-75-78-73-71—370 Jean Chua ..............................77-72-77-72-72—370 Jamie Hullett ..........................73-80-71-74-72—370 Cara Freeman........................74-77-74-71-74—370 Rebecca Durham ..................71-71-79-75-74—370 Ginger Howard ......................70-79-71-76-74—370 Lili Alvarez ..............................73-70-77-74-76—370 Paz Echeverria ......................74-74-72-73-77—370


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ROUNDUP

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Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) celebrates his two-point conversion in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday at Mall of America Field.

Tebow helps Broncos to fifth straight win The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — Tim Tebow led yet another late rally, passing for a season-best 202 yards and two third-quarter touchdowns to help the Denver Broncos win their fifth straight game with a 35-32 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Matt Prater kicked two field goals in the final 93 seconds for the Broncos (7-5), who moved into a first-place tie in the AFC West with a loss by the Oakland Raiders. Christian Ponder set Minnesota’s single-game rookie record with 381 yards passing, including a pair of touchdowns to Percy Harvin, but his sideline throw with 1:33 remaining was intercepted by Andre Goodman to set up the winner. Harvin had a career-high 156 yards for the Vikings (2-10), who lost their fourth in a row. Saints 31, Lions 17 NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees passed for 342 yards and three touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints won their fourth straight. Brees’ performance gave him 4,031 yards on the season, making him the first quarterback in NFL history to eclipse the 4,000-yard mark in the first 12 games of a season. Cardinals 19, Cowboys 13 GLENDALE, Ariz. — LaRod Stephens-Howling caught a short pass from Kevin Kolb and zipped 52 yards for a touchdown in overtime, snapping the Cowboys’ four-game winning streak. It marked the third time since 2008 that the Cowboys have lost in Arizona in excruciating fashion. Stephens-Howling dodged a host of would-be Cowboys tacklers to scamper in with the score. Kolb completed 16 of 25 for 247 yards in his first game in five weeks. Texans 17, Falcons 10 HOUSTON — Rookie T.J. Yates threw a touchdown pass in his first NFL start, Arian Foster rushed for 111 yards and Houston overcame another hamstring injury to Andre Johnson. The Texans (9-3) have won a franchise-record six straight games, a remarkable feat considering they’re down to their third-string quarterback and have played the bulk of their streak without their star receiver. Johnson left in the third quarter after hurting his left hamstring. He injured his right hamstring in Week 4 and sat out six games. 49ers 26, Rams 0 SAN FRANCISCO — Frank Gore ran San Francisco right into the playoffs, becoming the 49ers’ career rushing leader in a shutout that wrapped up the franchise’s first NFC West crown and postseason berth since 2002. Alex Smith threw secondhalf touchdowns of 52 and 56 yards to Michael Crabtree and Kyle Williams and David Akers kicked four field goals for San Francisco (10-2) as coach Jim Harbaugh joined George Seifert (1989) and Steve Mariucci (1997) as the only rookie coaches in 49ers history to win the division.

Patriots 31, Colts 24 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski caught two touchdown passes then scored on a lateral and New England then withstood a fourth-quarter rally to keep Indianapolis winless. Trailing 31-3, the Colts rallied with a touchdown run by Donald Brown and two scoring passes from Dan Orlovsky to Pierre Garcon, the last a 40yarder with 36 seconds to go. But Deion Branch recovered the onside kick and Tom Brady took a knee on the final play. Dolphins 34, Raiders 14 MIAMI — Reggie Bush rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown and once-woeful Miami won for the fourth time in the past five games. Matt Moore had a hand in two TDs for Miami, and Kevin Burnett returned an interception 34 yards for a score. Titans 23, Bills 17 ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Chris Johnson rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns as Tennessee remained in the playoff chase. Johnson scored on runs of 48 and 4 yards to match his season touchdown total. It was his third 100-yard rushing game in four outings. Chiefs 10, Bears 3 CHICAGO — Tyler Palko shook off two miserable starts and threw for 157 yards and a touchdown even though he was briefly lifted for Kyle Orton. Orton came on to start the second quarter and immediately left the game with an injured finger on his right hand. Palko connected with Dexter McCluster on a wild 38-yard pass to end the first half on a ball that got deflected by Brian Urlacher and Chris Conte, giving the Chiefs a 7-3 lead and their first touchdown in three games. Jets 34, Redskins 19 LANDOVER, Md. — Mark Sanchez hit Santonio Holmes for a 30-yard touchdown pass with 4:49 to play, and Shonn Greene added a pair of insurance scores. It was Sanchez’s 10th career fourth-quarter comeback or overtime victory, including playoffs, and his second in as many weeks. The win improves the Jets to 7-5 and keeps them in the hunt for an AFC playoff berth. New York played another mistake-filled game and had only 168 total yards after three quarters. They trailed 16-13 after Washington’s Graham Gano made his third field goal with 7:52 remaining. Ravens 24, Browns 10 CLEVELAND — Ray Rice rushed for a career-high 204 yards, breaking loose on a game-changing 67-yarder in the third quarter, and the Ravens kept pace with Pittsburgh atop the AFC North. Rice and Ricky Williams had short touchdown runs and Lardarius Webb returned a punt 68 yards for a TD for the Ravens (9-3), who toyed with the Browns (4-8). Baltimore racked up 290 yards rushing.

AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC New England .......................................... 9 3 0 .750 362 247 5-1-0 4-2-0 7-2-0 N.Y. Jets ................................................. 7 5 0 .583 290 260 5-1-0 2-4-0 5-5-0 Buffalo ..................................................... 5 7 0 .417 278 304 4-2-0 1-5-0 3-5-0 Miami ....................................................... 4 8 0 .333 246 220 3-3-0 1-5-0 3-6-0 South W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC Houston................................................. 9 3 0 .750 310 189 5-1-0 4-2-0 7-2-0 Tennessee............................................ 7 5 0 .583 249 229 4-2-0 3-3-0 5-4-0 Jacksonville.......................................... 3 8 0 .273 138 200 2-3-0 1-5-0 3-6-0 Indianapolis .......................................... 0 12 0 .000 174 358 0-6-0 0-6-0 0-8-0 North W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC Baltimore ................................................. 9 3 0 .750 296 192 6-0-0 3-3-0 6-2-0 Pittsburgh ............................................... 9 3 0 .750 268 195 5-1-0 4-2-0 7-3-0 Cincinnati ................................................ 7 5 0 .583 266 250 3-2-0 4-3-0 6-4-0 Cleveland ................................................ 4 8 0 .333 175 240 3-4-0 1-4-0 3-6-0 West W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC Denver..................................................... 7 5 0 .583 256 292 2-3-0 5-2-0 6-3-0 Oakland................................................... 7 5 0 .583 274 308 3-3-0 4-2-0 5-5-0 Kansas City ............................................ 5 7 0 .417 163 268 2-4-0 3-3-0 3-6-0 San Diego ............................................... 4 7 0 .364 249 275 3-3-0 1-4-0 3-5-0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC Dallas ...................................................... 7 5 0 .583 283 244 5-1-0 2-4-0 5-3-0 N.Y. Giants ............................................. 6 6 0 .500 287 315 3-3-0 3-3-0 3-6-0 Philadelphia............................................ 4 8 0 .333 271 282 1-5-0 3-3-0 4-6-0 Washington ............................................ 4 8 0 .333 202 256 2-4-0 2-4-0 4-5-0 South W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC New Orleans........................................... 9 3 0 .750 393 269 6-0-0 3-3-0 6-3-0 Atlanta ..................................................... 7 5 0 .583 269 244 4-2-0 3-3-0 5-4-0 Carolina................................................... 4 8 0 .333 290 324 2-4-0 2-4-0 2-7-0 Tampa Bay.............................................. 4 8 0 .333 218 329 3-4-0 1-4-0 3-6-0 North W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC x-Green Bay..................................... 12 0 0 1.000 420 262 5-0-0 7-0-0 10-0-0 Chicago............................................ 7 5 0 .583 291 242 5-2-0 2-3-0 6-3-0 Detroit............................................... 7 5 0 .583 333 277 3-3-0 4-2-0 5-5-0 Minnesota........................................ 2 10 0 .167 246 330 1-5-0 1-5-0 2-6-0 West W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC x-San Francisco .................................. 10 2 0 .833 288 161 6-1-0 4-1-0 8-1-0 Seattle................................................... 5 7 0 .417 216 246 3-3-0 2-4-0 4-4-0 Arizona ................................................. 5 7 0 .417 232 269 3-2-0 2-5-0 5-5-0 St. Louis ............................................... 2 10 0 .167 140 296 1-5-0 1-5-0 1-9-0 x-clinched division Thursday's Game Thursday, Dec. 8 Seattle 31, Philadelphia 14 Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. Sunday's Games Sunday, Dec. 11 Kansas City 10, Chicago 3 New Orleans at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Houston 17, Atlanta 10 Indianapolis at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Denver 35, Minnesota 32 Kansas City at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Carolina 38, Tampa Bay 19 Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh 35, Cincinnati 7 Houston at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets 34, Washington 19 Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Miami 34, Oakland 14 Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m. Tennessee 23, Buffalo 17 Philadelphia at Miami, 1 p.m. New England 31, Indianapolis 24 New England at Washington, 1 p.m. Baltimore 24, Cleveland 10 San Francisco at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. San Francisco 26, St. Louis 0 Chicago at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Arizona 19, Dallas 13, OT Buffalo at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay 38, N.Y. Giants 35 Oakland at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m. New Orleans 31, Detroit 17 N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:20 p.m. Monday's Game Monday, Dec. 12 San Diego at Jacksonville, 8:30 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 8:30 p.m.

Chiefs 10, Bears 3 Kansas City ............................. 0 7 3 0 — 10 Chicago ................................... 0 3 0 0 — 3 Second Quarter Chi—FG Gould 32, 9:44. KC—McCluster 38 pass from Palko (Succop kick), :00. Third Quarter KC—FG Succop 21, 6:16. A—61,973. KC Chi First downs ........................... 13 11 Total Net Yards .................... 252 181 Rushes-yards ....................... 37-113 24-93 Passing.................................. 139 88 Punt Returns......................... 5-13 3-39 Kickoff Returns..................... 2-40 1-23 Interceptions Ret.................. 3-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int ......................... 17-31-0 11-24-3 Sacked-Yards Lost .............. 2-18 7-45 Punts...................................... 11-40.6 7-43.4 Fumbles-Lost........................ 2-1 2-0 Penalties-Yards.................... 8-60 5-35 Time of Possession ............. 32:42 27:18 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Kansas City, McCluster 9-61, Jones 16-36, Battle 11-15, Palko 1-1. Chicago, Barber 14-44, Bell 4-34, Forte 5-12, Hanie 1-3. PASSING—Kansas City, Palko 17-30-0-157, Orton 0-1-0-0. Chicago, Hanie 11-24-3-133. RECEIVING—Kansas City, Breaston 5-41, Bowe 4-49, McCluster 4-46, Copper 1-10, Baldwin 1-7, McClain 1-3, Urban 1-1. Chicago, Knox 5-53, Hester 3-35, K.Davis 2-40, Bennett 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Chicago, Gould 41 (WL).

Texans 17, Falcons 10

Atlanta...................................... 0 3 7 0 — 10 Houston ................................... 3 7 0 7 — 17 First Quarter Hou—FG Rackers 43, 4:03. Second Quarter Hou—Dreessen 3 pass from Yates (Rackers kick), 10:08. Atl—FG Bryant 19, 5:06. Third Quarter Atl—White 4 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 1:46. Fourth Quarter Hou—Foster 1 run (Rackers kick), 6:05. A—71,545. Atl Hou First downs ........................... 18 20 Total Net Yards .................... 337 337 Rushes-yards ....................... 18-70 44-162 Passing.................................. 267 175 Punt Returns......................... 2-22 3-10 Kickoff Returns..................... 2-47 3-54 Interceptions Ret.................. 0-0 2-34 Comp-Att-Int ......................... 20-47-2 12-25-0 Sacked-Yards Lost .............. 0-0 3-13 Punts...................................... 4-50.5 5-52.8 Fumbles-Lost........................ 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards.................... 7-43 5-35 Time of Possession ............. 24:56 35:04 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Atlanta, Turner 14-44, Snelling 2-16, Ryan 1-10, Rodgers 1-0. Houston, Foster 31-111, Tate 11-41, Yates 2-10. PASSING—Atlanta, Ryan 20-47-2-267. Houston, Yates 12-25-0-188. RECEIVING—Atlanta, Gonzalez 7-100, Jones 4-68, White 4-51, Douglas 4-43, Rodgers 1-5. Houston, A.Johnson 4-97, Foster 3-41, Daniels 3-35, Walter 1-12, Dreessen 1-3. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Houston, Rackers 54 (SH).

Broncos 35, Vikings 32

Denver .............................. 7 0 14 14 — 35 Minnesota ......................... 5 10 7 10 — 32 First Quarter Min—J.Allen safety, 12:39. Den—Haggan 16 interception return (Prater kick), 5:42. Min—FG Longwell 40, 1:24. Second Quarter Min—Rudolph 19 pass from Ponder (Longwell kick), 3:33. Min—FG Longwell 25, :00. Third Quarter Den—D.Thomas 21 pass from Tebow (Prater kick), 11:18. Min—Harvin 52 pass from Ponder (Longwell kick), 3:12. Den—D.Thomas 41 pass from Tebow (Prater kick), 2:48. Fourth Quarter Min—Harvin 48 pass from Ponder (Longwell kick), 9:41. Den—McGahee 24 run (Tebow run), 8:52. Min—FG Longwell 39, 3:06. Den—FG Prater 46, 1:33. Den—FG Prater 23, :00. A—62,939. Den Min First downs ........................... 13 27 Total Net Yards .................... 336 489 Rushes-yards ....................... 32-150 30-129 Passing.................................. 186 360 Punt Returns......................... 3-12 3-14 Kickoff Returns..................... 4-132 5-111 Interceptions Ret.................. 2-36 0-0 Comp-Att-Int ......................... 10-15-0 30-48-2 Sacked-Yards Lost .............. 2-16 3-29 Punts...................................... 6-51.2 6-49.5 Fumbles-Lost........................ 3-2 1-1 Penalties-Yards.................... 8-73 6-54 Time of Possession ............. 22:09 37:51 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Denver, McGahee 20-111, Ball 7-25, Tebow 4-13, Larsen 1-1. Minnesota, Gerhart 21-91, Harvin 5-19, Ponder 1-12, Webb 1-4, Booker 2-3. PASSING—Denver, Tebow 10-15-0-202. Minnesota, Ponder 29-47-2-381, Webb 1-1-0-8. RECEIVING—Denver, D.Thomas 4-144, Decker 2-25, Ball 2-14, Willis 1-12, Royal 1-7. Minnesota, Harvin 8-156, Gerhart 8-42, Aromashodu 6-90, Shiancoe 4-36, S.Burton 2-38, Rudolph 1-19, Booker 1-8. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

Panthers 28, Buccaneers 19

Carolina............................... 14 10 7 7 — 38 Tampa Bay .......................... 3 9 0 7 — 19 First Quarter Car—Newton 1 run (Mare kick), 11:21. Car—Stewart 1 run (Mare kick), 5:07. TB—FG Barth 50, 1:23. Second Quarter TB—FG Barth 47, 10:52. Car—Naanee 19 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 7:04. TB—FG Barth 46, 4:25. TB—FG Barth 44, :58. Car—FG Mare 43, :00. Third Quarter

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Car—Newton 1 run (Mare kick), 6:29. Fourth Quarter Car—Newton 1 run (Mare kick), 9:48. TB—Briscoe 23 pass from J.Johnson (Barth kick), 6:35. A—56,270. Car TB First downs ........................... 26 15 Total Net Yards .................... 385 285 Rushes-yards ....................... 39-163 27-78 Passing.................................. 222 207 Punt Returns......................... 1-12 2-42 Kickoff Returns..................... 1-17 3-79 Interceptions Ret.................. 1-9 0-0 Comp-Att-Int ......................... 13-22-0 16-27-1 Sacked-Yards Lost .............. 2-9 2-22 Punts...................................... 3-38.0 2-41.0 Fumbles-Lost........................ 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards.................... 2-20 9-73 Time of Possession ............. 32:41 27:19 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Carolina, Stewart 14-80, Newton 14-54, D.Williams 11-29. Tampa Bay, J.Johnson 5-45, Madu 8-25, Blount 11-19, Lumpkin 2-1, Benn 1-(minus 12). PASSING—Carolina, Newton 12-21-0-204, Naanee 1-1-0-27. Tampa Bay, J.Johnson 16-27-1-229. RECEIVING—Carolina, LaFell 3-64, Naanee 2-38, Smith 2-32, Stewart 2-19, Newton 1-27, Shockey 1-26, Olsen 1-21, Ajirotutu 1-4. Tampa Bay, Williams 5-93, Winslow 4-41, Benn 3-46, Parker 3-26, Briscoe 1-23. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

Steelers 35, Bengals 7

Cincinnati............................... 0 7 0 0 — 7 Pittsburgh.............................. 0 28 7 0 — 35 Second Quarter Pit—Mendenhall 3 run (Suisham kick), 12:47. Pit—Mendenhall 5 run (Suisham kick), 10:12. Pit—Wallace 12 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 8:33. Cin—Green 11 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 4:06. Pit—A.Brown 60 punt return (Suisham kick), 1:16. Third Quarter Pit—Wallace 19 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 3:26. A—63,697. Cin Pit First downs ........................... 13 22 Total Net Yards .................... 232 295 Rushes-yards ....................... 22-104 33-136 Passing.................................. 128 159 Punt Returns......................... 5-54 3-65 Kickoff Returns..................... 4-103 1-16 Interceptions Ret.................. 0-0 1-0 Comp-Att-Int ......................... 14-30-1 15-23-0 Sacked-Yards Lost .............. 3-24 3-17 Punts...................................... 7-45.3 5-54.2 Fumbles-Lost........................ 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards.................... 10-109 4-29 Time of Possession ............. 27:16 32:44 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Cincinnati, Benson 13-52, Scott 5-30, Green 1-15, Dalton 2-6, Gradkowski 1-1. Pittsburgh, Mendenhall 16-60, Redman 8-51, Moore 1-13, A.Brown 1-9, Dwyer 3-8, C.Batch 3-(minus 2), Wallace 1-(minus 3). PASSING—Cincinnati, Dalton 11-24-0-135, Gradkowski 3-6-1-17. Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 15-23-0-176. RECEIVING—Cincinnati, Green 6-87, Leonard 4-20, Gresham 3-37, Hawkins 1-8. Pittsburgh, Ward 5-30, Wallace 3-38, A.Brown 2-67, Miller 2-12, Saunders 1-14, Johnson 1-9, Sanders 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Cincinnati, Nugent 33 (BK). Pittsburgh, Suisham 50 (WR).

Jets 34, Redskins 19

Oak Mia First downs ........................... 18 23 Total Net Yards .................... 304 362 Rushes-yards ....................... 14-46 44-209 Passing.................................. 258 153 Punt Returns......................... 1-11 3-28 Kickoff Returns..................... 0-0 1-77 Interceptions Ret.................. 0-0 1-34 Comp-Att-Int ......................... 20-41-1 13-25-0 Sacked-Yards Lost .............. 2-15 1-9 Punts...................................... 8-46.5 4-55.5 Fumbles-Lost........................ 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards.................... 10-91 8-79 Time of Possession ............. 21:40 38:20 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Oakland, Bush 10-18, Murphy 2-16, Reece 1-10, Palmer 1-2. Miami, Bush 22-100, Thomas 13-73, Mat.Moore 5-22, Hilliard 3-10, Gates 1-4. PASSING—Oakland, Palmer 20-41-1-273. Miami, Mat.Moore 13-25-0-162. RECEIVING—Oakland, Schilens 6-89, Myers 3-33, Bush 3-27, Heyward-Bey 3-23, Murphy 2-15, Houshmandzadeh 1-40, Reece 1-38, Boss 1-8. Miami, Fasano 4-66, Marshall 4-60, Bess 4-27, Hartline 1-9. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

Titans 23, Bills 17

Tennessee ............................ 10 7 3 3 — 23 Buffalo ................................... 7 3 0 7 — 17 First Quarter Ten—FG Bironas 48, 12:27. Buf—Spiller 35 run (Rayner kick), 7:17. Ten—Johnson 48 run (Bironas kick), 5:50. Second Quarter Ten—Johnson 4 run (Bironas kick), 13:48. Buf—FG Rayner 27, 6:46. Third Quarter Ten—FG Bironas 27, 6:45. Fourth Quarter Ten—FG Bironas 44, 8:55. Buf—St.Johnson 2 pass from Fitzpatrick (Rayner kick), 2:58. A—56,463. Ten Buf First downs ........................... 18 18 Total Net Yards .................... 317 379 Rushes-yards ....................... 31-187 23-97 Passing.................................. 130 282 Punt Returns......................... 3-72 2-10 Kickoff Returns..................... 1-21 1-12 Interceptions Ret.................. 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int ......................... 16-25-0 29-46-0 Sacked-Yards Lost .............. 1-10 1-6 Punts...................................... 5-47.8 4-48.5 Fumbles-Lost........................ 1-0 3-2 Penalties-Yards.................... 3-20 2-15 Time of Possession ............. 28:14 31:46 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Tennessee, Johnson 23-153, Ringer 5-21, Hall 2-14, Hasselbeck 1-(minus 1). Buffalo, Spiller 14-83, Choice 5-20, Fitzpatrick 4-(minus 6). PASSING—Tennessee, Hasselbeck 16-25-0-140. Buffalo, Fitzpatrick 29-46-0-288. RECEIVING—Tennessee, Williams 4-62, Washington 4-40, Hall 2-12, L.Hawkins 2-9, Ringer 2-(minus 8), Graham 1-21, Johnson 1-4. Buffalo, B.Smith 7-72, St.Johnson 5-52, Chandler 3-48, Nelson 3-34, Spiller 3-19, L.Smith 3-11, Caussin 2-16, Roosevelt 1-25, Choice 1-7, McIntyre 1-4. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

Patriots 31, Colts 24

Indianapolis ...................... 0 3 0 21 — 24 New England .................... 3 14 14 0 — 31 First Quarter NE—FG Gostkowski 39, 9:30. Second Quarter Ind—FG Vinatieri 31, 14:11. NE—Gronkowski 11 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 2:57. NE—Green-Ellis 1 run (Gostkowski kick), :13. Third Quarter NE—Gronkowski 21 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 12:16. NE—Gronkowski 2 run (Gostkowski kick), 4:13. Fourth Quarter Ind—D.Brown 5 run (Vinatieri kick), 10:24. Ind—Garcon 33 pass from Orlovsky (Vinatieri kick), 2:12. Ind—Garcon 12 pass from Orlovsky (Vinatieri kick), :36. A—68,756. Ind NE First downs ........................... 26 24 Total Net Yards .................... 437 362 Rushes-yards ....................... 31-99 24-73 Passing.................................. 338 289 Punt Returns......................... 1-21 2-19 Kickoff Returns..................... 2-34 2-48 Interceptions Ret.................. 0-0 1-2 Comp-Att-Int ......................... 30-37-1 29-38-0 Sacked-Yards Lost .............. 2-15 1-0 Punts...................................... 3-48.0 4-46.8 Fumbles-Lost........................ 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards.................... 5-29 3-20 Time of Possession ............. 35:39 24:21 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Indianapolis, D.Brown 14-41, Addai 13-39, Carter 3-20, Orlovsky 1-(minus 1). New England, Ridley 8-33, Green-Ellis 6-14, Woodhead 4-12, Brady 3-7, Faulk 2-5, Gronkowski 1-2. PASSING—Indianapolis, Orlovsky 30-37-1-353. New England, Brady 29-38-0-289. RECEIVING—Indianapolis, Garcon 9-150, Collie 7-70, Wayne 5-55, Tamme 5-49, D.Brown 1-15, Felton 1-7, Hill 1-5, Addai 1-2. New England, Welker 11-110, Hernandez 7-43, Gronkowski 5-64, Branch 3-37, Faulk 1-13, Ochocinco 1-12, Underwood 1-10. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

Ravens 24, Browns 10

Baltimore ............................... 0 10 7 7 — 24 Cleveland .............................. 0 0 3 7 — 10 Second Quarter Bal—Rice 6 run (Cundiff kick), 13:17. Bal—FG Cundiff 21, :13. Third Quarter Cle—FG Dawson 21, 5:55. Bal—R.Williams 1 run (Cundiff kick), 4:56. Fourth Quarter Bal—Webb 68 punt return (Cundiff kick), 6:58. Cle—Moore 22 pass from McCoy (Dawson kick), 4:22. Bal Cle First downs ........................... 24 13 Total Net Yards .................... 448 233 Rushes-yards ....................... 55-290 17-59 Passing.................................. 158 174 Punt Returns......................... 2-72 1-9 Kickoff Returns..................... 2-34 4-95 Interceptions Ret.................. 1-32 0-0 Comp-Att-Int ......................... 10-23-0 18-36-1 Sacked-Yards Lost .............. 1-0 3-22 Punts...................................... 3-36.0 8-39.6 Fumbles-Lost........................ 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards.................... 4-18 3-37 Time of Possession ............. 37:34 22:26 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Baltimore, Rice 29-204, R.Williams 16-76, Leach 4-12, Taylor 1-2, Flacco 4-(minus 1), T.Smith 1-(minus 3). Cleveland, Hillis 12-45, McCoy 4-12, Ogbonnaya 1-2. PASSING—Baltimore, Flacco 10-23-0-158. Cleveland, McCoy 17-35-1-192, Wallace 1-1-0-4. RECEIVING—Baltimore, Dickson 3-47, Boldin 2-32, Rice 2-10, T.Smith 1-32, Pitta 1-26, Leach 1-11. Cleveland, Ogbonnaya 5-28, Watson 3-34, Norwood 3-29, Little 3-18, Moore 2-28, Hillis 1-52, Massaquoi 1-7. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Baltimore, Cundiff 34 (WR), 41 (WR).

49ers 26, Rams 0

N.Y. Jets................................ 7 3 3 21 — 34 Washington........................... 7 6 0 6 — 19 First Quarter Was—Helu 2 run (Gano kick), 10:21. NYJ—Greene 1 run (Folk kick), 1:15. Second Quarter Was—FG Gano 33, 11:32. NYJ—FG Folk 45, 3:06. Was—FG Gano 23, :19. Third Quarter NYJ—FG Folk 51, 6:36. Fourth Quarter Was—FG Gano 46, 7:52. NYJ—Holmes 30 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick), 4:49. NYJ—Greene 9 run (Folk kick), 3:42. Was—FG Gano 43, 1:59. NYJ—Greene 25 run (Folk kick), 1:47. A—74,121. NYJ Was First downs ........................... 16 17 Total Net Yards .................... 266 304 Rushes-yards ....................... 30-101 23-100 Passing.................................. 165 204 Punt Returns......................... 2-14 2-14 Kickoff Returns..................... 6-84 7-164 Interceptions Ret.................. 1-3 0-0 Comp-Att-Int ......................... 19-32-0 19-46-1 Sacked-Yards Lost .............. 0-0 2-17 Punts...................................... 5-44.6 6-37.3 Fumbles-Lost........................ 1-1 3-2 Penalties-Yards.................... 6-40 6-50 Time of Possession ............. 32:12 27:48 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—N.Y. Jets, Greene 22-88, Kerley 1-6, Tomlinson 1-5, Conner 2-2, Sanchez 3-1, McKnight 1-(minus 1). Washington, Helu 23-100. PASSING—N.Y. Jets, Sanchez 19-32-0-165. Washington, Grossman 19-46-1-221. RECEIVING—N.Y. Jets, Holmes 4-58, Burress 3-33, Greene 3-26, Keller 3-12, Tomlinson 1-16, Kerley 1-7, P.Turner 1-6, Mulligan 1-5, McKnight 1-2, Conner 1-0. Washington, Davis 6-99, Moss 5-42, Helu 4-42, Anderson 2-21, Stallworth 1-14, Royster 1-3. MISSED FIELD GOALS—N.Y. Jets, Folk 40 (WR).

St. Louis ................................ 0 0 0 0 — 0 San Francisco....................... 3 6 10 7 — 26 First Quarter SF—FG Akers 36, 4:54. Second Quarter SF—FG Akers 19, 8:39. SF—FG Akers 28, 1:41. Third Quarter SF—Crabtree 52 pass from Ale.Smith (Akers kick), 11:14. SF—FG Akers 34, 5:41. Fourth Quarter SF—K.Williams 56 pass from Ale.Smith (Akers kick), 12:42. StL SF First downs ........................... 10 18 Total Net Yards .................... 157 389 Rushes-yards ....................... 23-31 34-144 Passing.................................. 126 245 Punt Returns......................... 0-0 3-19 Kickoff Returns..................... 3-66 1-31 Interceptions Ret.................. 0-0 1-13 Comp-Att-Int ......................... 12-22-1 17-25-0 Sacked-Yards Lost .............. 4-30 4-29 Punts...................................... 8-39.6 5-45.2 Fumbles-Lost........................ 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards.................... 5-35 8-72 Time of Possession ............. 23:56 36:04 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—St. Louis, Norwood 11-19, S.Jackson 10-19, B.Miller 1-(minus 1), Pettis 1-(minus 6). San Francisco, Gore 21-73, K.Williams 1-25, Ginn Jr. 1-16, Walker 1-14, Ale.Smith 2-10, Hunter 5-4, Dixon 3-2. PASSING—St. Louis, Feeley 12-22-1-156. San Francisco, Ale.Smith 17-23-0-274, Kaepernick 0-2-0-0. RECEIVING—St. Louis, B.Gibson 4-42, Pettis 3-33, Lloyd 1-34, B.Miller 1-18, S.Jackson 1-11, Alexander 1-10, N.Miller 1-8. San Francisco, V.Davis 5-32, Crabtree 4-96, Ginn Jr. 4-56, K.Williams 2-66, Hunter 2-24. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

Oakland ............................... 0 0 0 14 — 14 Miami ................................... 6 7 21 0 — 34 First Quarter Mia—FG Carpenter 48, 10:11. Mia—FG Carpenter 33, 1:30. Second Quarter Mia—Bess 12 pass from Mat.Moore (Carpenter kick), 8:24. Third Quarter Mia—Bush 1 run (Carpenter kick), 13:56. Mia—Mat.Moore 6 run (Carpenter kick), 5:01. Mia—Burnett 34 interception return (Carpenter kick), 4:41. Fourth Quarter Oak—Houshmandzadeh 40 pass from Palmer (Janikowski kick), 7:51. Oak—Heyward-Bey 3 pass from Palmer (Janikowski kick), 3:26. A—57,225.

Dallas ............................... 0 10 3 0 0 — 13 Arizona............................. 3 0 3 7 6 — 19 First Quarter Ari—FG Feely 48, 4:13. Second Quarter Dal—FG Bailey 50, 5:50. Dal—Bryant 5 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), 3:09. Third Quarter Ari—FG Feely 23, 8:18. Dal—FG Bailey 37, :34. Fourth Quarter Ari—Wells 4 run (Feely kick), 13:08. Overtime Ari—Stephens-Howling 52 pass from Kolb, 11:43. A—62,180. Dal Ari First downs ........................... 20 16 Total Net Yards .................... 336 327 Rushes-yards ....................... 20-75 25-103 Passing.................................. 261 224

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Plenty of stories for Bolts, Jags By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Even with two losing teams that are all but eliminated from playoff contention, there is no shortage of story lines for tonight’s game between slumping San Diego and reeling Jacksonville. The Chargers (4-7) have lost six in a row after an uncharacteristically fast start. Philip Rivers has more turnovers through 11 games than he had in any of his previous seven seasons. His makeshift offensive line probably will be without left tackle Brandyn Dombrowski, who has been filling in for injured Pro Bowler Marcus McNeil. And speculation about coach Norv Turner’s future has become more prevalent than talk about a new stadium. The Jaguars (3-8) have endured the newsiest week in the franchise’s 17 seasons. Owner Wayne Weaver fired coach Jack Del Rio on Tuesday and announced he has agreed to sell the team. He also gave general manager Gene Smith a threeyear contract extension, putting him in charge of the coaching search. Interim coach Mel Tucker fired receivers coach Johnny Cox, reassigned quarterbacks coach Mike Sheppard, waived starting receiver Jason Hill and changed the tempo of practices. The Jaguars also put three more players on injured reserve, giving them a leaguehigh 20 guys done for the season. All those angles could overshadow the game. “I’ve never experienced anything like this,” Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis said. “I’ve never even heard of anything like this. It’s crazy, but it can’t make anything worse, right? There’s only one direction to go from here.” The Chargers feel the same way. They have their longest losing streak since dropping nine straight between the end of the 2002 season and the beginning of the 2003 seasons. Rivers’ inconsistency and significant injuries have been the main culprits, which have left the Chargers three games behind Oakland with five to play. Punt Returns......................... 3-16 1-1 Kickoff Returns..................... 3-112 3-66 Interceptions Ret.................. 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int ......................... 28-42-0 16-25-0 Sacked-Yards Lost .............. 5-38 5-23 Punts...................................... 5-38.2 7-50.1 Fumbles-Lost........................ 2-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards.................... 7-49 6-41 Time of Possession ............. 33:42 29:35 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Dallas, Murray 12-38, Jones 6-36, Romo 2-1. Arizona, Wells 20-67, Kolb 3-20, StephensHowling 2-16. PASSING—Dallas, Romo 28-42-0-299. Arizona, Kolb 16-25-0-247. RECEIVING—Dallas, Bryant 8-86, Witten 5-47, Robinson 4-72, Phillips 4-22, Ogletree 3-25, Holley 2-31, Chapas 1-9, Jones 1-7. Arizona, Roberts 6-111, Fitzgerald 4-55, Housler 2-23, Doucet 2-0, Stephens-Howling 1-52, Wells 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Dallas, Bailey 53 (WL), 49 (SH).

Packers 38, Giants 35

Green Bay ......................... 7 14 7 10 — 38 N.Y. Giants ....................... 10 7 7 11 — 35 First Quarter NYG—Beckum 67 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 13:24. GB—Finley 12 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 5:06. NYG—FG Tynes 38, 2:00. Second Quarter GB—Matthews 38 interception return (Crosby kick), 14:50. NYG—Jacobs 1 run (Tynes kick), 6:44. GB—Driver 13 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 1:10. Third Quarter GB—G.Jennings 20 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 9:50. NYG—Nicks 4 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 6:30. Fourth Quarter NYG—FG Tynes 50, 10:53. GB—Driver 7 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 3:34. NYG—Nicks 2 pass from Manning (Ware run), :58. GB—FG Crosby 30, :00. A—80,634. GB NYG First downs ........................... 29 24 Total Net Yards .................... 449 447 Rushes-yards ....................... 28-89 20-100 Passing.................................. 360 347 Punt Returns......................... 2-6 0-0 Kickoff Returns..................... 3-76 5-125 Interceptions Ret.................. 1-38 1-9 Comp-Att-Int ......................... 28-47-1 23-40-1 Sacked-Yards Lost .............. 2-9 1-0 Punts...................................... 5-44.2 4-44.3 Fumbles-Lost........................ 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards.................... 4-30 6-55 Time of Possession ............. 33:03 26:57 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Green Bay, Rodgers 4-32, Grant 13-29, Saine 6-16, Kuhn 2-7, Starks 3-5. N.Y. Giants, Jacobs 8-59, Bradshaw 11-38, Ware 1-3. PASSING—Green Bay, Rodgers 28-46-1-369, Cobb 0-1-0-0. N.Y. Giants, Manning 23-40-1-347. RECEIVING—Green Bay, G.Jennings 7-94, Finley 6-87, Nelson 4-94, Driver 4-34, Saine 4-29, Grant 1-17, Crabtree 1-7, Quarless 1-7. N.Y. Giants, Cruz 7-119, Nicks 7-88, Ballard 3-47, Bradshaw 2-9, Ware 2-8, Beckum 1-67, Barden 1-9. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Green Bay, Crosby 43 (WR). EDITOR’S NOTE: At press time, the New Orleans Saints-Detroit Lions boxscore was unavailable.


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Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy speaks to reporters following the team viewing of the BCS announcement in Stillwater, Okla., Sunday.

No. 3 vs. No. 4 a true Fiesta By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Fiesta Bowl will have a marquee matchup in its first post-scandal game: No. 3 Oklahoma State vs. No. 4 Stanford. The Fiesta Bowl had a dud of a game last year and nearly lost its BCS status after an investigation into financial improprieties. Bowl organizers worked hard to restore its image and landed a golden game of the Cardinal and the Cowboys. Oklahoma State (11-1) fell just short in its national championship bid, finishing third in the final BCS standings. Stanford (11-1) lost its chance to play for the national title with a loss to Oregon, but will be playing in a BCS bowl for the second straight season. The Jan. 2 game also will include two premier quarterbacks: Brandon Weeden of Oklahoma State and Stanford’s Andrew Luck. Last season, the Fiesta Bowl was left with a so-so matchup between Oklahoma and Connecticut. The concern heading in was that it would be a blowout and that UConn, being so far away, wouldn’t travel very well. Both happened. Oklahoma won in a rollover, 48-20, and Huskies fans didn’t travel, the school selling just 5,000 of its required 17,500 tickets. The University of Phoenix Stadium was about 6,000 below capacity and fans weren’t too excited to watch it on TV, either, with ratings down 22 percent from the year before. The 2012 game had the potential to be best BCS bowl outside the national championship game. It was all going to depend on the poll voters and the compli-

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cated BCS rankings. If projections held up and LSU met Alabama in a rematch between SEC powers, the Fiesta figured to get its dream matchup of Oklahoma State and Stanford. Had Oklahoma State vaulted over the Crimson Tide to No. 2 in the BCS, well, the Fiesta Bowl would be left to scramble for someone to face Stanford. The Fiesta got its fiesta, though Oklahoma State isn’t too thrilled about it. It’s not for any disdain for the Fiesta. It’s just that the Cowboys believed they deserved a shot at the national championship game. They had a good argument. Oklahoma State won it first outright conference title since 1948 — in the three-team Missouri Valley — and ended the season with a statement, routing rival Oklahoma 44-10 Saturday night. The Cowboys had more quality wins than Alabama but took a big hit with a double-overtime loss to 6-6 Iowa State two weeks ago. Still, the Cowboys believed their one-loss season was as good as Alabama’s and said the Tide already had its shot at the top-ranked Tigers, losing 9-6 in overtime last month — in Tuscaloosa, no less. Oklahoma State’s loss could be a gain for the Fiesta Bowl after a difficult year. President John Junker was fired in March for allowing excess spending, an apparent illegal system of political contributions and an effort to cover up the problems.

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championship on Saturday to Southern Mississippi. The Cougars will now play Penn State, which dropped to the Ticket City Bowl in Dallas following the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal that has overshadowed the Nittany Lions’ season. As the power-brokers in college football begin to plot how toptier bowls will be set up in the fu-

ture, the 2011 season is once more exposing the flaws in the current system. Oklahoma State and Alabama, two teams with perfectly good arguments to play for a national championship, wound up fighting over one spot, with subjective voters and mysterious computer ratings — the formulas of which are not even publicly known —

The Fiesta Bowl kept its spot in the BCS rotation, but was placed on a year’s probation and fined $1 million. The bowl hired former University of Arizona president Robert Shelton as its executive director and worked to repair its image while overhauling how the organization is run. Landing two of college football’s best teams for its 2012 game could certainly help in the recovery process. Oklahoma State and Stanford had seasons that rank among the best in their histories, each coming within a loss of playing for a national championship. Their offenses are among the best in the country — the Cowboys were No. 3 nationally in total offense, the Cardinal 11 — and have playmakers all over the field. And they have Weeden and Luck. Barely an afterthought for the Heisman Trophy at the start of the season, Weeden inserted himself into the conversation with a stellar senior season. A 28-year-old who played five years of professional baseball, Weeden broke his own school records with 4,328 yards passing and a completion rate of 72 percent. He also set single-season records for attempts (522) and completions (379), matched his record of 34 touchdown passes and finished fourth nationally with 352.75 yards of total offense per game. Luck returned for his junior season after finishing as the runner-up to Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton last year. The projected No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, Luck threw for 35 touchdowns this season to break his school record of 32 a year ago and set the Stanford career record of 80 TD passes in just three years. doing the choosing. Alabama, with the nation’s No. 1 defense, won out and will play for its second BCS crown in three years. Oklahoma State, with one of the most potent offenses in the country, gets its first BCS appearance as a consolation prize. “We wanted the opportunity to settle the debate that has gone all year about the offense in the Big 12 and the defense in the SEC,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said on ESPN. “It didn’t work out that way.” A rematch between LSU and Alabama in the title game seemed almost a foregone conclusion heading into conference championship weekend. But with Alabama idle, Oklahoma State made one last, dramatic statement against the Sooners on Saturday night in Stillwater. And the Cowboys had an impressive resume, beating three teams ranked in the final BCS top 15. Alabama had only one such victory. So instead of Sunday being a coronation there was drama, and another BCS controversy. Working in Alabama’s favor was its dominance throughout the season — all of the Tide’s victories have been by at least 16 points — and the fact that no other team has challenged LSU this season.

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BCS The Tigers (13-0) beat the Tide 9-6 in overtime on Nov. 5 in Tuscaloosa. “This could be a totally different type of game,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said. “There’s so many good players on both sides of the ball for both teams. “There’s so much opportunity for this game to play out completely different and have a completely different flavor than the first game.” Alabama (11-1) finished second in both the Harris and coaches’ polls by a wide enough margin to make up for the fact that Oklahoma State was ahead in the computer ratings. The Cowboys (11-1), champions of the Big 12, will play in the Fiesta Bowl against Stanford from the Pac-12. The other BCS matchups are: • Michigan vs. Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl • Clemson vs. West Virginia in the Orange Bowl. • Oregon vs. Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. No BCS busters made it into the big money games this year, teams such as Boise State, TCU or Houston, which had a chance but lost in the Conference USA

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Two of the nation’s most storied college football programs will matchup when Notre Dame and No. 25 Florida State meet in the Champs Sports Bowl Dec. 29. The Seminoles and Fighting Irish bring a high-powered matchup to the Florida Citrus Bowl thanks to a pair of secondyear coaches that have energized their respective fan bases. The schools have met six times previously with the Seminoles holding a 4-2 edge. FSU also beat Notre Dame 31-26 in the 1996 Orange Bowl. The CHAMPS Champs is SPORTS normally a matchup of BOWL ACC and Big Notre Dame East schools, vs. but has the Florida State option of se5:30 p.m. lecting the inDec. 29 dependent (ESPN) Irish (8-4) one time over the life of the current four-year contract. The Seminoles (8-4), representing the Atlantic Coast Conference, came into the year trailed by talk of possibly making a national title run. But after some early and late-season stumbles, coach Jimbo Fisher is focused on ensuring his team ends the year on a high note as it prepares to reload this offseason. Fisher said his team is already embracing that mindset. “I think it’s a big thing of how you finish,” he said on a teleconference Sunday night “....It’s just ending on a great note, no matter what diversity you faced during the season.” FSU is looking for its fourth consecutive bowl victory and is making its third appearance in the Champs. FSU beat Wisconsin 42-13 in the 2008 Champs and beat Penn State in 1990 when it was known as the Blockbuster Bowl and playing in Miami. The Irish (8-4) are making their first trip to Orlando and is looking for its second consecutive bowl win after beating Miami in the Sun Bowl last season. “Anytime you open up the season, you always have high expectations,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. “Our football team had high expectations coming in. When some of things don’t go your way, you look towards senior leaders and how they’re going to respond. We’re really proud of this football team and the way they’ve responded after a 0-2 start, similar with Jimbo’s team.” It’s already been a busy news cycle for Kelly the last few weeks. Starting quarterback Tommy Rees was shaken up in the Irish’s season-finale loss to Stanford. And this week, former starter Dayne Crist asked for permission to transfer after injuries lost him his starting job in the preseason.

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and Meineke Car Care of Texas -- said no thanks to Penn State. That gave the TicketCity Bowl its shot. “Any discussion of the nation’s top handful of great, perennial college football powerhouses always includes Penn State University,” Starr said in a statement. “Even more importantly, Penn State also is one of the top academic institutions in the country, and because of those two reasons, it is an honor and quite humbling to have the Nittany Lions participate in our young game. “We believe our Penn State-Houston matchup is one of the best of this year’s bowl lineup.” Indeed, Penn State managed to at least draw an intriguing opponent in passhappy Houston. The Cougars are led by quarterback Case Keenum, the most prolific quarterback in major college football history. Keenum holds the FBS career records for total offense (19,572 yards), yards passing (18,685) and touchdown passes (152). The sixth-year senior leads the nation this season with 5,099 passing yards and 45 touchdowns while throwing just five interceptions. As a team, Houston ranks first in the country in total offense (599.0 ypg), scoring offense (50.77 ppg) and passing offense (443.8 ypg). Speculation around both coaches will be rampant in the coming weeks. Bradley will interview for the permanent job at Penn State while Houston’s Kevin Sumlin has recently been linked to multiple higher-profile openings. Penn State has played Houston just twice before, winning games in 1964 and 1977. The Lions have played at the old Cotton Bowl three times, going 2-0-1. The TicketCity Bowl is in its second year of existence. The inaugural game featured Texas Tech defeating Northwestern 45-38.

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Virginia Tech ...................... 1498 0.5210 11 835 0.5661 13 .470 0.5190 5 12. Baylor ................................... 1228 0.4271 16 599 0.4061 11 .660 0.4977 17 13. Michigan.............................. 1447 0.5033 12 789 0.5349 15 .400 0.4794 16 14. Oklahoma ........................... 933 0.3245 19 437 0.2963 7 .760 0.4603 10 15. Clemson.............................. 1351 0.4699 14 657 0.4454 16 .350 0.4218 20 16. Georgia ............................... 1095 0.3809 18 538 0.3647 12 .490 0.4119 14 17. Michigan St. ........................ 1428 0.4967 13 735 0.4983 21 .170 0.3883 13 18. TCU ..................................... 1245 0.4330 15 631 0.4278 17 .300 0.3869 18 19. Houston............................... 1132 0.3937 17 542 0.3675 18 .290 0.3504 6 20. Nebraska............................. 717 0.2494 20 402 0.2725 19 .260 0.2606 19 21. Southern Miss .................... 711 0.2473 21 366 0.2481 25 .080 0.1918 24 22. Penn St. .............................. 383 0.1332 23 189 0.1281 24 .130 0.1305 21 23. West Virginia ...................... 522 0.1816 22 278 0.1885 29 .000 0.1233 23 24. Texas................................... 6 0.0021 34 1 0.0007 19 .260 0.0876 22 25. Auburn ................................. 15 0.0052 - -0.0000 21 .170 0.0584 NR AH RB CM KM JS PW 1. LSU .................................................................................................... 1 1 1 1 1 1 2. Alabama ............................................................................................ 3 3 3 3 2 2 3. Oklahoma St..................................................................................... 2 2 2 2 3 3 4. Stanford............................................................................................. 4 4 5 8 10 7 5. Oregon .............................................................................................. 12 5 8 10 9 6 6. Arkansas ........................................................................................... 7 8 12 5 4 4 7. Boise St............................................................................................. 9 6 7 12 12 8 8. Kansas St.......................................................................................... 5 7 4 4 5 5 9. South Carolina ................................................................................. 8 12 11 9 8 9 10. Wisconsin ....................................................................................... 15 10 15 16 19 12 11. Virginia Tech .................................................................................. 13 11 13 14 21 17 12. Baylor............................................................................................... 10 17 10 6 7 11 13. Michigan.......................................................................................... 11 16 9 19 22 18 14. Oklahoma ....................................................................................... 6 9 6 7 6 10 15. Clemson.......................................................................................... 19 15 18 20 17 13 16. Georgia ........................................................................................... 14 20 16 11 11 14 17. Michigan St..................................................................................... 20 13 21 24 24 22 18. TCU ................................................................................................. 22 14 19 23 18 15 19. Houston........................................................................................... 16 19 14 21 25 19 20. Nebraska ........................................................................................ 17 18 17 25 23 20 21. Southern Miss ................................................................................ 22 22 16 22. Penn St. .......................................................................................... 21 21 20 23 23. West Virginia .................................................................................. 24 24. Texas............................................................................................... 18 23 13 13 24 25. Auburn............................................................................................. 25 24 17 14 21 Explanation Key The BCS Average is calculated by averaging the percent totals of the Harris Interactive, USA Today Coaches and Computer polls. Team percentages are derived by dividing a team’s actual voting points by a maximum 2875 possible points in the Harris Interactive Poll and 1475 possible points in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Six computer rankings are used to determine the overall computer component. 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STATE COLLEGE — Jarvis Summers scored a career-high 27 points, and Dundrecous Nelson added 14 to lead Mississippi over Penn State 72-70 on Sunday night. The Rebels (7-1) used a 12-5 run over the final 4:14 to seal it. The lead switched three times in the last 1:36, but Summers’ three-point play with 34 seconds remaining put Mississippi ahead for good. Tim Frazier tallied 17 points and Sasa Borovnjak added a career-high 15 off the bench for the Nittany Lions (6-3), playing at home for the first time in 11 days. Down 35-34 at the break, Penn State began the second half on a 14-5 run. The Rebels, who entered the game shooting 20 percent from 3-point range, were 11 of 24 (45.8 percent) from beyond the arc. Penn State committed 15 turnovers but outrebounded Mississippi 34-30. The Rebels had the size advantage, with all but one player on their roster standing taller than 6-foot-4. “I just thought (Penn State was) tenacious,” Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy said. “That was strictly effort and being tenacious and throwing bodies.” Maryland 78, Notre Dame 71 WASHINGTON — Terrell Stoglin scored 31 points, James Padgett had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Maryland surprised Notre Dame in the BB&T Classic. It was the most significant win of the season for the Terrapins (4-3), who are in rebuilding mode under first-year coach Mark Turgeon. Sean Mosley contributed 17 points and six rebounds for Maryland, which went 7 for 10 from 3-point range and 25 for 35 at the foul line. Stoglin, a 6-foot-1 sophomore, made 11 of 20 shots from the floor. He finished one point short of his career high, set earlier this season against Colorado. Jerian Grant scored 20 for Notre Dame (5-4). The Fighting Irish have dropped four of five after a 4-0 start. After Notre Dame used a late 8-1 run to close to 74-71, Stoglin nailed a 15-foot jumper with 12.8 seconds left to clinch it. Baylor 69, Northwestern 41 EVANSTON, Ill. — Quincy Acy and Pierre Jackson both scored 16 points and No. 7 Baylor remained unbeaten with a 69-41 victory over Northwestern

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tournament. Woods made a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday and defeated Zach Johnson, the 2007 Masters champion, by one shot to win his fifth Chevron World Challenge title. “It feels awesome,” said Woods, who wore his signature final-round red shirt underneath a sleeveless black sweater. “I played well all week.” Woods, in fact, birdied the last two holes in pulling off the win; Johnson held a one-shot lead as the two, playing together, teed off on the 17th hole.

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the NL batting champion a deal that includes a club option for 2018 that would make the contract worth $120 million, the person said, speaking Sunday night on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced. Preparing to move into a $515 million retractable-roof ballpark, the Marlins have become a driving force in the free-agent market ahead of the winter meetings, which start

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on Sunday. Four players scored in double figures for the Bears (7-0). Jackson scored 14 points in the first half, while Perry Jones III added 12 and Brady Haslip 11. Michigan State 110, Nebraska-Omaha 68 EAST LANSING, Mich. — Draymond Green made a quick recovery from a scary injury, and finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead Michigan State past Nebraska-Omaha. Green was 10 for 18 from the field for the streaking Spartans (6-2), including 6-for-8 shooting in the first half when he went down in pain under his basket. He returned to the game just three minutes later wearing a left knee wrap. Wichita State 89, UNLV 70 WICHITA, Kan. — Joe Ragland had eight 3-pointers, one off the school record, and finished with 31 points for Wichita State. Ragland entered the game with five 3-pointers this season. Carl Hall added 17 points for the Shockers (5-2). San Diego State 64, California 63 SAN DIEGO — Chase Tapley scored 25 points, including two free throws with 8.6 seconds left, and San Diego State beat California for the second straight season. Tapley came up huge with his offense and defense down the stretch for the Aztecs (8-2), whose last six wins have been by four points or fewer. Kansas State 69, Virginia Tech 61 BLACKSBURG, Va. — Jamar Samuels scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half and Kansas State used a 10-0 secondhalf run to take command and beat Virginia Tech. Samuels also grabbed 14 rebounds for the Wildcats (5-0), who were playing their first road game of the season and first at an ACC school since 1959. They missed often from in-close early, but attacked the basket in the second half with Samuels getting the first three baskets. VCU 75, George Washington 60 WASHINGTON — Bradford Burgess scored 24 points, and Virginia Commonwealth weathered a second-half comeback bid by George Washington in a victory in the BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center. The Rams (5-3) let a 19-point lead dwindle to 62-56 with five minutes left before Darius

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Theus made a 3-pointer and a three-point play to put VCU up 68-58 with 3:56 to go. WOMEN’S ROUNDUP Baylor 89, Minnesota 60 MINNEAPOLIS — Brittney Griner scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds while Odyssey Sims added 15 points to help No. 1 Baylor roll to a victory at Minnesota. Notre Dame 76, Creighton 48 OMAHA, Neb. — Natalie Achonwa scored a career-high 20 points to lead three Notre Dame players in double figures in the Irish’s victory over Creighton. Natalie Novosel had 17 points and Devereaux Peters added 10 for Notre Dame (7-1). Purdue 60, Texas A&M 51 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Courtney Moses scored 15 points and Brittany Rayburn added 14 to help Purdue defeat Texas A&M in the Big 12/Big Ten Challenge. Maryland 76, American 42 WASHINGTON — Alyssa Thomas scored 15 of her 17 points in the first half and Maryland cruised to a victory over American. Duke 92, Pittsburgh 43 DURHAM, N.C. — Chelsea Gray had a triple-double with 14 points, a school-record 13 assists and 11 rebounds in Duke’s rout of Pittsburgh.

kinna Stricklen scored 20 points and Tennessee held off Texas. Kentucky 74, Louisville 54 LEXINGTON, Ky. — A’dia Mathies scored 20 points and Kentucky used a first-half push to top Louisville. Georgia 75, Georgia Tech 68 ATHENS, Ga. — Jasmine Hassell scored a career-high 24 points, Jasmine James added 12 and Georgia beat Georgia Tech. Ohio State 69, Oklahoma 63 NORMAN, Okla. — Tayler Hill scored 20 points and Samantha Prahalis added 19 for Ohio State. The Buckeyes made their first nine shots of the game in a victory over Oklahoma in the Big 12/Big Ten Challenge. Georgetown 58, Rider 51 WASHINGTON — Sugar Rodgers scores 21 points and Georgetown overcame a doubledigit deficit at home to defeat Rider for its sixth consecutive victory. Wisconsin-Green Bay 75, Northern Iowa 67 GREEN BAY, Wis. — Julie Wojta scored a career-high 26 points to lead Wisconsin-Green Bay to a win over Northern Iowa on Sunday.

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Delaware 73, William&Mary 57 NEWARK, Del. — Elena Delle Donne had 23 points, nine rebounds and five assists to help Delaware beat William & Mary in the Colonial Athletic Association opener on Sunday.

For Woods, who turns 36 on Dec. 30, it was his first victory since the Australian Masters on Nov. 15, 2009. Less than two weeks after that win, Woods’ car accident unspooled a scandal of extramarital affairs that made international headlines, prompted him to remain in seclusion and skip his charity tournament that year and later caused an exodus of many of Woods’ sponsors. Woods eventually returned to golf, and he finished second in the Chevron World Challenge a year ago after losing in a playoff to Graeme McDowell. But his progress toward becoming the Tiger Woods of old, the one who won 71 PGA Tour tournaments — including14 ma-

jors — was impeded by knee and Achilles’ tendon injuries and the struggles of adapting to a new swing. Once the perennial No. 1ranked player, Woods had dropped to 52nd in the world rankings. In recent weeks, though, Woods’ play and confidence steadily had improved, and now he has a win to validate the effort. “I know it’s been a while (since winning), but also for some reason it feels like it hasn’t,” Woods said. “When I was coming down the stretch there I felt so comfortable,” he said. “When the pressure was on the last two holes, I hit three of the best shots I hit all week.”

Woods and Johnson were tied after the first nine holes Sunday, and by then it was a two-man tournament as most other contenders faded. Woods grabbed a two-shot advantage with birdies at the 10th and 11 holes. But he gave one shot back on the par-three 12th when he pulled a six-iron shot into a bunker and made bogey. Johnson pulled even again with a birdie at No. 13, then seized the lead with another birdie at the par-five 16th hole. On the par-three 17th, Woods made a 12-foot birdie putt, again tying Johnson and setting up the dramatics at the par-four 18th. Johnson also had a birdie putt at 18, of about 16 feet, but it did not drop.

Monday. They’ve also shown interest in acquiring one of the high-profile free-agent first basemen: Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols. Reyes is following Francisco Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran out of New York, leaving David Wright and Johan Santana as the Mets’ last remaining stars. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson began hearing rumors of the deal Sunday afternoon. “If they are true, I think that Jose at this point is beyond where we would have been,” said Alderson, who spoke with Reyes’ agents earlier in the

day. “There was an indication to me that things were moving. Exactly how far. I didn’t ask. I didn’t need to.” The 28-year-old Reyes won the NL batting crown last season, becoming the first player in Mets history to do it. He hit .337 and also topped the league with 16 triples, while also stealing 39 bases. Reyes is a four-time All-Star and three-time stolen base champion. But he has been prone to injuries in recent seasons, particularly to his hamstrings. He has not played more than 133 games in any of the last three years.

talk about that. I’m sick to my stomach, but a win takes all that away. I just hope all my teammates feel the same way.” Eli Manning does. “We did some really good things, and they’re the best team in football right now,” Manning said. “I think we have to try to take something from this game, take some momentum into these next games.” Coincidentally, New York fell 38-35 to unbeaten New England in the 2007 season finale, then beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl. “Hopefully, we can take that same approach,” Manning said. Rodgers hit three passes of more than 18 yards on the drive in the final 58 seconds. That came after New York tied the game on Eli Manning’s 2-yard touchdown pass to Hakeem Nicks and a 2-point conversion run by D.J. Ware. However, Rodgers, who threw four touchdown passes, wasn’t going to settle for overtime after a touchback on the ensuing kickoff. On first down, he hit Jermichael Finley just over the outstretched hands of rookie linebacker Jacquian Williams and the tight end rumbled 24 yards up the right sideline. A 24-yard pass to Jordy Nelson down the left sideline moved the ball to the New York 29. An 18yard pass to Greg Jennings two plays later got the ball to the 12. Green Bay called time out with 3 seconds to go, and Crosby delivered. Rodgers, who was harassed by the Giants and sacked three times, finished 28 of 46 for 369 yards. He threw touchdown passes of 7 and 13 yards to Donald Driver, 20 to Jennings and 12 to Finley. Linebacker Clay Matthews also returned an interception 38

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quarter to crush error-prone Cincinnati. “We’re in it now,” linebacker James Farrior said. “Right now is our time. ... We already started our playoffs.” It certainly looked like it as Pittsburgh (9-3) swept the season series from Cincinnati (7-5) for the second straight year to end any realistic hopes the Bengals have of winning the AFC North. “It’s tough,” said Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. Green, who caught an 11-yard touchdown pass but also committed a false start penalty that wiped out another score. “We shot ourselves in the foot sometimes. Being the veteran team they are, they capitalized on everything we did.” It’s what the Steelers do this time of year. Pittsburgh has been a mixed bag at times this season, often playing to the level of the competition, regardless of who it is. The same team that handled New England with ease six weeks ago is the same one that barely escaped woeful Kansas City with a win last Sunday night, raising concerns about Roethlisberger’s fractured right thumb, the running game and a defense nursing injuries to safety Troy Polamalu (concussion) and LaMarr Woodley (hamstring). There were no anxious final moments against the Bengals. Pittsburgh’s best quarter of the season left little room for doubt, scoring four touchdowns in a span of less than 12 minutes to

yards for a score in the second quarter. Manning finished 23 of 40 for 347 yards. He had an early 67yard touchdown pass to Travis Beckum and touchdown tosses of 4 and 2 yards to Nicks. Brandon Jacobs scored on a 1-yard run after a rare interception of Rodgers, and Lawrence Tynes kicked two field goals, with a 50-yarder in the fourth quarter getting New York within 28-27. Rodgers hooked up with Driver on a 7-yard TD with 3:34 to go to push the lead to 35-27. However, Manning hit tight end Jake Ballard on two 15-yard passes and connected with Victor Cruz for 22 yards to set up the tying score that New York thought would send the game to OT. Rodgers had other ideas, and the Packers continued their run at trying to match Miami’s perfect season in 1972. It’s not surprising New York gave them a game. The Giants ended the Denver Broncos’ perfect season at 11 games in 1998 and they knocked off the Patriots in the Super Bowl in February 2008 when Tom Brady and company were a game from perfection. The Giants let the Packers know early they were going to be in for a battle this week. Manning and Beckum, who had one catch all season, combined on a 67-yard catch and weaving run on the third play of the game. Rodgers tied the game with a 12-yard TD pass to Finley on Green Bay’s second possession, only to see New York take the lead on a 38-yard field goal by Tynes. New York seemed to be in control until Manning made a mistake on a play-action pass on the first play of the second quarter. With his primary receiver covered, Manning threw a sideline pass to Ahmad Bradshaw in front of the Packers bench. Matthews jumped the route and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown and a 14-10 lead. break it open. “Finally,” Wallace said. “We always make it harder than it has to be. Today, we came out with a lot of emotion and a lot of energy. The guys just wanted to win. We knew what we had to do. It’s getting closer to the playoffs and it’s time for us to get better.” While the Bengals appear to be getting worse. Rookie quarterback Andy Dalton passed for just 135 yards, was sacked three times by Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison and spent the fourth quarter on the bench as a preventative measure with the game out of reach. “We can’t let this hurt us,” Dalton said. “We can’t let this affect the next four.” Blocking it out might be tough. Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis did little to downplay the game’s importance, practically admitting his team’s hopes for an outside shot at a divisional title would all but disappear if his surprising team couldn’t earn a split with the Steelers. The Bengals hung tough in a 24-17 loss to Pittsburgh three weeks ago, the kind of gritty performance that gave them hope they could earn a split with their division rivals and stay alive in their quest for a second division title in three seasons. No chance. Thrust into the role of contender, the Bengals wilted in the spotlight, reverting back to the kind of mistakes they’ve avoided while rebuilding on the fly behind the tandem of Dalton and Green. Cincinnati committed 10 penalties for 109 yards and offered little resistance to lose for the third time in four games.

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Johnson scores go-ahead goal as Wild shoot down Ducks The Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Nick Johnson scored the go-ahead goal with 5:31 left in the third period, and Casey Wellman and Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored 32 seconds apart in the second period, leading the Minnesota Wild to a victory over the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 on Sunday night. Dany Heatley scored a powerplay goal and Kyle Clutterbuck added a short-handed empty-

netter with 10.2 seconds left for Minnesota in the opener of a five-game trip. Matt Cullen added three assists for Minnesota against his former club, and Josh Harding made 24 saves. The victory put the Wild atop the overall NHL standings with 37 points under rookie coach Mike Yeo. They are off to their best start in the franchise’s 11year history at 17-7-3, and have won four straight and nine of 11 — a stretch that began with a 3-2

win over the Ducks on Nov. 13 at Anaheim. Avalanche 4, Red Wings 2 DENVER — Ryan O’Reilly had two goals, Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves and Colorado beat Detroit to end the Red Wings’ winning streak at seven games. Paul Stastny and T.J. Galiardi also scored, and Gabriel Landeskog added two assists to help Colorado win its third straight.


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Proceeds from the Greater Pittston Junction Jam 11 held at Jefferson Park in Pittston were recently distributed to the following organizations, Care and Concern Pediatric Clinic, Pittston City Parks, Pittston Memorial Library and the family of Peter Zawierucha. The Care and Concern Food Pantry received canned goods that were donated by children attending the Jam. Many volunteers, local businesses and bands helped to make this year’s event a success. Representing the various organizations are: Marianne Egan, Sharon Imbrogno, Anne Hogya, Deacon Jim Cortegerone, Nancy Baiera, Dr. Michael Imbrogno, Monsignor John J. Bendick, Clairellen Hopple, Craig Hopple, Nancy Poder and Joe Chernouskas.

Pack 281 Webelos help retire flags at cemetery Pack 281 Webelos 4-2 recently participated in removing flags at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Plymouth. Jesse Hobbs, senior vice commander of the Plymouth V.F.W. directed the ceremony as the Webelos participated in the retiring of the flags as part of their citizenship requirement. At the ceremony, from left, first row, are Noah Daily, Ayden Carey, Jared McGuire, Kevin Allen and Ian Atkinson.Second row: Bev Daily, den leader, and Hobbs.

Caring Corps helps with Thanksgiving deliveries Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Caring Corps volunteers assisted regional food pantries and community kitchens during the Thanksgiving season. Dozens of employees helped make a difference in Wilkes-Barre by preparing food boxes for The Commission on Economic Opportunity which were delivered to seniors in need throughout the Wyoming Valley. Two of the volunteers, from left, are Kim Mason and Paula Polachek.

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The Student Council at Wyoming Area Catholic School, Exeter, observed Veterans Day in a unique way. Class representatives collected leftover Halloween treats from the student body to be sent to members of the military serving overseas. Student Council moderators are Evelyn Owens and Ann Marie Walsh. With the pounds of sweet treats, from left, are Student Council officers: Erika Serafin, treasurer; Alexia Mazzarella, president; Sarah Satkowski, vice-president; and Danielle Morris, secretary.

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KINGSTON: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 395 will meet at 7 p.m. tonight and the DUPONT: The V.F.W. Post annual Christmas party will 4909 will hold its next meeting take place after the meeting. A 7:30 tonight at the Post Home. treat to share and a $10 gift for Commander Dave Burrier will Santa bingo should be brought preside. A home association to the party. meeting will take place after the Members are reminded that main meeting. Food and refresh- 2012 membership dues should ments will be served after both be renewed by Dec. 15. Any meetings. funds received after that date The Home Association will will not be processed until next hold its annual Christmas dinyear. ner dance Saturday at the post Girls Night Out will take home. Musical entertainment place 7 p.m. Dec. 19. All Auxiliawill be provided by the Fabulous ry members are invited. MemTemplate, with dancing from 9 bers should bring a treat or a p.m.-1 a.m. A dinner buffet will covered dish. Santa bingo will be served from 7:30-8:45 p.m. take place which requires a $10 The bar will be opened from gift to participate. 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Cost is $25. The auxiliary is also collectFor tickets and reservations, see ing items for the Department of Bob Lopata at the Post Home, Veterans Affairs Medical Cenor call Bob at 654-9104. Deadter’s Christmas collection and line for tickets is Friday. No Toys for Tots. Some of the items tickets will be sold at the door. needed at the hospital are toothpaste, toothbrushes, denture HANOVER TWP.: The Amcleaner and adhesive, combs, vets Post 59 Ladies Auxiliary shampoo, deodorant, sweatwill hold its monthly meeting 7 pants, sweatshirts and T-shirts. p.m. Tuesday Members are reminded to return their DePITTSTON: A Veterans emcember lottery tickets. ployment representative from Pennsylvania Luzerne County KINGSTON: The V.F.W. AnCareerLink will be at the Veterthracite Post 283, 757 Wyoming ans of the Vietnam War, Inc. and Ave., will hold its December the Veterans Coalition offices, meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. 805 S. Township Blvd., Tuesday All members are encouraged to and Dec. 20 to discuss employattend. The ladies auxiliary will ment opportunities.

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Shane Corcoran Shane Corcoran, son of Lynn and Donald Corcoran, Laurel Run, is celebrating his 10th birthday today, Dec. 5. Shane is a grandson of Joseph and Angelica Borysewicz, Dupont, and Charlotte Corcoran, Plains Township. He has two brothers, Cameron, 1 1, and Evan, 6, and a sister, Irelyn, 4.

Ryan R. Peck Ryan Robin Peck, son of Stan and April Peck, Avoca, is celebrating his eighth birthday today, Dec. 5. Ryan is a grandson of Sta and Robyn Bukowski, Avoca, and Stosh and Karen Peck, Harding.

IN BRIEF HUGHESTOWN: The Hughestown Lions Club will meet 7 tonight at the Hughestown Hose Company. Plans for the annual visit to St. Joseph’s Center will be discussed. All members are urged to attend. The club meets the first and third Monday of each month. New members are welcome. Contact Steve Golya at 6554552.

gently used cell phones can be dropped off at the fire station, 1002 Center St., Wanamie.

TUNKHANNOCK: The Lake Winola Lioness and Tunkhannock Lions Clubs will hold the annual Christmas party 6 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Winola fire hall on Route 307. Social hour will be 6-7 p.m., BYOB. A chicken-and-biscuit dinner will start at 7 p.m. Cost is $9 and an unwrapped child’s toy. The toys will be donated to the Interfaith Friends NEWPORT TWP.: NewToy Distribution Program. port Township Emergency To make a reservation, or Services is conducting its third annual “Toys For Tots” for more information, contact Butch and Josie Sands campaign and its inaugural at 836-1205; Sue Toth at “Cell Phones for Soldiers” 378-2828; or Irene Masco at campaign. 378-3258. New, unwrapped toys or

Helping Hands Society hosts holiday shopping auction DRUMS: The Helping Hands Society is holding a holiday shopping auction 6 p.m. Wednesday at Edgewood in the Pines. Admission is free. All proceeds will go to the services provided to the children of Helping Hands. Some of the items included in the auction are tickets to the Eagles, Yankees and Cleveland Indians; a $4,000 whirlpool tub; Vera Bradley bags; children’s bicycles; a Wii; an Invicta Reserve man’s

MMI receives bank contribution from tax credit program

Representatives of First National Bank of Pennsylvania recently presented officials from MMI Preparatory School, Freeland, with a $6,333 contribution made through the Education Improvement Tax Credit program to go toward need-based scholarships at the school. At the check presentation, from left: Kim McNulty, director of advancement, MMI; Thomas G. Hood, president, MMI; William Magnotta, vice president of business banking, First National Bank; and Joseph M. Baran, assistant vice president of business banking, First National Bank.

RSVP honors Head Start for promoting literacy Luzerne County Head Start received a certificate of appreciation from RSVP of the Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Area Agency on Aging for 30 years of working together to promote literacy in young children. Volunteers read to children weekly at the various Head Start centers. From left, first row, are Marcus Fritz, Jazmin Reyna, and Flannery Rush. Second row: Jackie Boyle, field coordinator, RSVP; Lynn Evans Biga, executive director, Head Start; and Dorothy Loyack, early childhood specialist, Head Start.

Edwards Business Systems sponsors Derby Day Edwards Business Systems sponsored the inaugural Derby Day at the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees Stadium, Moosic, that raised more than $2,000 to benefit summer camping programs for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council Boy Scouts of America. The day consisted of individuals and area businesses participating in a home run derby contest, fast pitch competition and an official Boy Scouts of America pinewood derby race. At next year’s Derby Day the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council Boy Scouts of America is attempting to build the longest pinewood derby track for the Guinness Book of World Records. The public will be able to use the track to help raise funds for summer camping programs. At the check presentation, from left: Dexter Loeble, sales manager, Edwards Business Systems; Michael LaPolla, senior district executive, Boy Scouts of America; and John Sepcoski, chairman, pinewood derby.

Reitz joins Rotary Club of Dallas The Rotary Club of Dallas recently installed and welcomed new member Kris Reitz. The Rotary Club is an international service organization whose mission is to make a positive difference in our community and around the world. For more information about the club, call 675-8546. At the installation, from left: Kerry Freeman; Reitz; Ken Chapple, president; and Paul Rodda.

watch valued at $800; sports gear; jewelry; kitchen appliances; gift certificates to salons, golf courses and restaurants and more. The live auction will be conducted by J&J Auction Service. Helping Hands provides educational and therapeutic services to special needs children in Luzerne, Carbon and Schuylkill Counties, including the 2011-2012 Ambassador Addison Tobias. The nonprofit organization is funded through contributions.

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ATVs/Dune Buggies

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4 door, new inspection, great gas mileage $3995.

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FORD 02 TAURUS SES Moon roof, new inspection $3995

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4 New Inspection, 1 Year Warranty. $4995.

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FORD ‘99 ESCORT STATION WAGON

DODGE `95 DAKOTA

2WD V6. Regular Cab/6Ft. 5 speed. 113,000 miles. Runs like a champ. Needs some work. $1,400. 570-814-1255

FORD `95 F150

Rally 2x 200cc. $1,700 JUST REDUCED, OBO 570-287-2203

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FORD `99 TAURUS

White, new battery, 104,000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, power windows, AM/FM radio, cassette player, $1,800 570-212-2410 or 570-299-7712

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HONDA `05 ACCORD EX-L V6 sedan, auto-

3.2 Quattro AT6. Auto tiptronic 6 speed. Black with black leather. Garage kept. Fully loaded, gps, cold weather package. 78K miles. Carfax report included. $15,900. 570-814-6714

AUDI `96 QUATTRO

A6 station wagon. 143k miles. 3rd row seating. $2,800 or best offer. Call 570-861-0202

BMW `01 X5

4.4i. Silver, fully loaded, tan leather interior. 1 owner. 103k miles. $8,999 or best offer. Call 570-814-3666

BMW `07 328xi

Black with black interior. Heated seats. Back up & navigation systems. New tires & brakes. Sunroof. Garage kept. Many extras! 46,000 Miles. Asking $20,500. 570-825-8888 or 626-297-0155 Call Anytime!

BMW `99 M3with Convertible

Hard Top. AM/FM. 6 disc CD. 117 K miles. Stage 2 Dinan suspension. Cross drilled rotors. Cold air intake. All maintenance records available. $11,500 OBO. 570-466-2630

BMW ‘04 325 XI White. Fully

loaded. 120k miles. $10,500 or best offer. 570-454-3287

123,000 miles, 4.2 liter V8, 300hp, silver with black leather,heated steering wheel, new run flat tires, 17” rims, 22 mpg, German mechanic owned. $6,495. OBO. 570-822-6785

ed leather seats. Traction control, 6 way power front seats, remote start. Rear park assist. New tires. 41,400 miles. $11,000 570-696-2148

BUICK `05 LESABRE Garage kept. 1 owner. Local driving, very good condition. 53,500 miles. Asking $9,700 (570) 457-6414 leave message

CHEVROLET `03 IMPALA 97,000 miles, $3,300. 570-592-4522 570-592-4994

CHEVROLET ‘06 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE

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

CHEVY `08 MALIBU

LT. Imperial blue, sunroof, transferrable warranty to 100K miles. 19,700 miles. Loaded. $15,999 negotiable. Call 570-862-1799

CHEVY `95 CORVETTE Yellow, auto, 67,300

miles. New tires & brakes. Removable top, leather. Good condition. $7,000. 570-287-1820

CHEVY ‘11 MALIBU LT Moonroof. 7K miles. $16,880

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CHEVY`10 CAMARO SS2. Fully load, V8,

jewel red with white stripes on hood & trunk, list price is $34,500, Selling for $29,900. Call 570-406-1974

CHRYSLER ‘04 SEBRING CONVERTIBLE

Silver, 2nd owner clean title. Very clean inside & outside. Auto, Power mirrors, windows. CD player, cruise, central console heated power mirrors. 69,000 miles. $4900. 570-991-5558

CHRYSLER ‘08 SEBRING

Leather. Heated seats. DVD Player. $12,450

AUDI `04 A6 QUATTRO

3.0 V6. Silver. New tires & brakes. 130k highway miles. Leather interior. Heated Seats. $7,500 or best offer. 570-905-5544

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08 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB, white, 5.7 Hemi, 4 door, 4x4. 08 JEEP PATRIOT SPORT silver 5 speed 4x4 08 CADILLAC ESCALADE Blk/Blk leather, 3rd seat, Navgtn, 4x4 07 DODGE DURANGO SLT blue, 3rd seat, 4x4 07 CHEVY UPLANDER silver, 7 passenger mini van 07 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT Blue grey leather, 7 passenger mini van 06 MITSUBISHI ENDEAVOR XLS, Blue auto, V6, awd 06 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN ES, red, 4dr, entrtnmt cntr, 7 pass mini van 05 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LT, black, sunroof, 4x4 05 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LT, blue, grey leather, 4x4 05 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT blue 4x4 05 FORD ESCAPE LTD tan, tan leather, sunroof, 4x4 05 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO Blue, auto, 4x4 05 FORD F150 XLT SUPER CREW TRUCK Blue & tan, 4 dr. 4x4 05 BUICK RANIER CXL gold, tan, leather, sunroof (AWD) 04 DODGE DAKOTA CLUB cab, black, auto, V-8, 4x4 04 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, silver, black leather, 3rd seat, AWD 04 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, black, black leather, 3rd seat, 4x4 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OVERLAND Graphite grey, 2 tone leather, sunroof, 4x4 04 CHEVY SUBURBAN LS, pewter silver, 3rd seat, 4x4 03 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO, silver, V6, 4x4 03 FORD WINDSTAR LX green 4 door, 7 passenger mini van 02 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY 7 pas senger, mini van, gold AWD 02 CHEVY 2500 HD Reg. Cab. pickup truck, green, auto, 4x4 00 CHEVY BLAZER LT Black & brown, brown leather 4x4 98 EXPLORER XLT Blue grey leather, sunroof, 4x4 97 DODGE RAM 1500

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GO SLT

All power, 4.7, all leather, 7 passenger, running boards, 80,000 miles, CD player, new tires. $7,000. 570-877-9896

DODGE `02 STRATUS SE PLUS 100,000 miles, auto-

matic, front wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, all power, cruise control, CD player, keyless entry, rear defroster, new 2.7 engine.timing set, water pump, oil pump, $2,999. (570) 604-5277

FORD `08 ESCAPE

XLT. 56,800 miles. Grey metallic with grey cloth interior. 2WD. Auto. Power windows & locks. Dual air bags. A/C. Alloy Wheels. Excellent condition. $14,500 Trades Welcome 570-328-5497

FORD `95 CROWN VICTORIA V-8, power windows

& seats, cruise control. Recent inspection. Asking $1,000. Call 570-604-9325

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FORD ‘06 MUSTANG

GT CONVERT. One owner. Extra clean. Only 15K miles. $17,450

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FORD ‘07 MUSTANG V6, 5-speed auto-

matic, leather interior, steel exhaust, keyless entry, new inspection, bumper to bumper warranty, expires 08/23/15. 36,400 miles, security window louvers, rear spoiler with brake light. Perfect condition. $17,000, negotiable. 570-451-0702 Call after 2:00 p.m.

FORD ‘08 FOCUS SE Auto. Alloys. CD Player. $11,880

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GEO `93 PRIZM

91,000 miles. Looks & runs like new. $2,300 or best offer, please call 570-702-6023

matic transmission with navigation. Graphite exterior, grey lather interior, cruise control, power bucket seats, tinted glass, remote keyless entry, antilock brakes, airbags - driver, passenger & sides. Sun roof / moon roof. Rear window defogger, air conditioning front & rear, power steering, alloy wheels, Multi CD changer, navigation system, fog lights, premium sound excellent condition, timing belt changed. $9,500. Top Off The Line 570-814-0949

HONDA `09 CIVIC LX-S Excellent condition

inside & out. Garage kept. Regularly serviced by dealer, records available. Option include alloy wheels, decklid spoiler, sport seats, interior accent lighting (blue), Nose mask and custom cut floor mats. Dark grey with black interior. 56K highway miles. REDUCED! $13,300. Call 570-709-4695

HONDA 06 CIVIC LX

Silver. Auto. 91K miles. Some body dents. A title. Runs excellent. Service records. Asking $8,000. 570-417-3507

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JAGUAR `00 S TYPE

4 door sedan. Like new condition. Brilliant blue exterior with beige hides. Car is fully equipped with navigation system, V-8, automatic, climate control AC, alarm system, AM/FM 6 disc CD, garage door opener. 42,000 original miles. $9,000 Call (570) 288-6009

JAGUAR ‘94 XJS CONVERTIBLE

Mint Condition Magnolia red, with palomino beige leather interior. This car rates a 10 in & out. 4 new tires and services. Florida car. $13,300. 570-885-1512

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JEEP `04 WRANGLER 4” lift, 33” BFG

base KM2, 5 speed, excellent condition, 46,200 miles. $12,500. OBO. Call 570-592-1829

LEXUS `01 ES 300 80,000 miles,

excellent condition, all options. $10,305. 570-388-6669

LEXUS `08 ES 350

Beautiful. Burgundy with doeskin interior. All options. 26k. Mint condition flawless. Looking to sell for trade in value of $22,000. 570-479-6722

LEXUS `98 LS 400

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

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9 S. Keyser Ave Taylor, PA 18517 Where Taylor meets Old Forge 01 Dodge Van V6. Auto. Inspected. Ready to work. Now $4,675 95 Chevy Blazer V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. 4WD. Only $2,875 00 Pontiac Grand Prix V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. Moonroof. Local Trade. Only $5,875 05 Chevy Tahoe This beauty is fully equipped and brand new. Reduced $18,750 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 cylinder. Auto. Air. Alloys. 4WD. Only $3,475 99 Pontiac Mountaineer Van V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. 3 row seating. Now $3,575 01 Ford Mustang V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. Local trade. Now $5,875 00 Buick LeSabre Custom V6. Air. Alloys. FWD. 1 owner. Local Trade. Only $4,775 98 Ford ½ Ton Pickup Style side XL. V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. Only 88K. Like New $5,475 88 Buick Retta V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. Moonroof. A true sports car. 66K. $3,375 95 Mercury Villager Van V6. Auto. Air. 3rd row seating. Just traded. $1,875 92 Buick Roadmaster V8. Auto. Air. Local Trade. Big & beautiful. $4,675

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VOLKSWAGEN `04 Beetle - Convertible

GREAT ON GAS! Blue. AM/FM cassette. Air. Automatic. Power roof, windows, locks & doors. Boot cover for top. 22k. Excellent condition. Garage kept. Newly Reduced $14,000 570-479-7664 Leave Message

VOLKSWAGEN ‘00 BEETLE 2.0 automatic, air 67k miles $6400. 570-466-0999

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*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 27 month lease 23,625 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 12/31/11.

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

Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B *Tax and tags extra. Security Deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 27 month lease 23,625 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. See salesperson for details. All payments subject to credit approval by the primary lending source, Tier 0 rate. Special APR financing cannot be combined with Ford cash rebate. “BUY FOR” prices are based on 72 month at $18.30 per month per $1000 financed with $2,500 down (cash or trade). Photos of vehicles are for illustration purposes only. Coccia Ford is not responsible for any typographical errors. No Security Deposit Necessary. See dealer for details. Sale ends DECEMBER 31, 2011.


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2011 DODGE CHALLENGER

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2010 JEEP PATRIOT AWD

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2010 CHRYSLER 300

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2011 CHEVY TRAVERSE AWD

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14,900

2011 HYUNDAI TUCSON AWD

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21,900

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24,500

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1997 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SSEI

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$

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OLDSMOBILE `68 DELMONT

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

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

427

Commercial Trucks & Equipment

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

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

GMC SIERRA ‘98 3500 4WD Stake Side,

350 V8, Auto. 75,000 miles on current engine. 12' wood bed, body, tires, interior good. Excellent running condition. New generator, starter, battery. Just tuned and inspected. $6,900. Call 570-656-1080

439

Motorcycles

HARLEY 2011 HERITAGE SOFTTAIL Black. 1,800 miles. ABS brakes. Security System Package. $16,000 firm. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY 570-704-6023

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘03 Dyna Wide Glide

Excellent condition garage kept! Golden Anniversary - silver/black. New Tires. Extras. 19,000 miles. Must Sell! $10,000. 570-639-2539

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘05 SCREAMING EAGLE V-ROD Orange & Black.

Used as a show bike. Never abused. 480 miles. Excellent condition. Asking $15,000 570-876-4034

439

Motorcycles

HONDA ‘84 XL200R 8,000 original miles,

excellent condition. $1,000. 570-379-3713

Excellent Condition. $1,200. Call 570-256-7760

HSoft ARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80 riding FLH. King of the Highway! Mint original antique show winner. Factory spot lights, wide white tires, biggest Harley built. Only 28,000 original miles! Never needs inspection, permanent registration. $7,995 OBO 570-905-9348

CHEVY ‘10 EQUINOX LT

Moonroof. Alloys. 1 Owner. $22,450

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

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Kawasaki` 93 ZX11D NINJA LIKE NEW 8900 Original

miles. Original owner. V@H Exhaust and Computer. New tires. $3,800. 570-574-3584

POLARIS ‘00 VICTORY CRUISER 14,000 miles,

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

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YAMAHA ‘97 ROYALSTAR 1300

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

442 RVs & Campers

CHEROKEE ‘10 Travel trailer. 39 ft.,

4 slide outs, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath rooms, microwave, awning, tinted windows, Brand new. Have no pets or smokers. Much more!!!!! $33,000 (cell) 682-888-2880

FLAGSTAFF `08 CLASSIC NOW BACK IN PA.

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

SUNLINE SOLARIS `91

25’ travel trailer A/C. Bunk beds. New fridge & hot water heater. Excellent condition. $3,900. 570-466-4995

TRAVEL TRAILER 33 ft Rear queen master

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

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

ACURA 08 MDX

White. Tech package. 79K miles. All service records. A Title. Excellent condition. Asking $25,000 570-417-3507

1500. 4x4. 8’ box. Auto. A/C. 121K miles. $5,995. 570-332-1121

V6. Auto. 149,000 miles. Power everything. Heavy duty tow package. Runs good. Just passed inspection. Kelly Blue Book $2,500. Selling: $1,650 (570) 855-8235

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CHEVY 99 SILVERADO 4X4 Auto. V8. Bargain

price! $3,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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CHRYSLER 02 TOWN & COUNTRY V6. Like new!

$5,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

FORD `00 WINDSTAR

SE. 7 passenger, 4 door, V6, all power, inspected, well maintained, excellent family van, reduced to $2,495. 570-287-3951

FORD `04 EXPLORER Eddie Bauer Edition

59,000 miles, 4 door, 3 row seats, V6, all power options, moon roof, video screen $12,999. 570-690-3995 or 570-287-0031

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570-714-4146

AWD. V8 automatic. A/C. New brakes & tires. Very clean. $11,950. Call 570-474-6028

HONDA `10 ODYSSEY

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

FORD ‘97 F150 4X4 Auto. V6. New

inspection! $4,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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FORD ‘00 EXPLORER XLT. CD. Power

FORD 02 F150 Extra Cab. 6

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

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

HONDA 06 CRV SE Leather & Moonroof. $15,872

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JEEP 08 COMPASS

4 WD. Auto. CD. $13,992

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HONDA ‘09 CRV LX AWD. 1 owner. $17,880

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JEEP 98 CHEROKEE SPORT

HYUNDAI ‘06 SANTE FE LTD

Leather. Moonroof. One owner. $14,580

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JEEP ‘04 GRAND CHEROKEE

4.0 - 6 cylinder. Auto. 4x4. Air. Many options very clean! 1 owner. Warrantied. $9,295. BUY * SELL * TRADE

JEEP `02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO

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

LEXUS `96 LX 450

Full time 4WD, Pearl white with like new leather ivory interior. Silver trim. Garage kept. Excellent condition. 84,000 miles, Asking $10,750 570-654-3076 or 570-498-0005

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

MAZDA 03 MPV VAN V6. CD Player.

1 owner vehicle!! $2,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

MERCURY `07 MARINER One owner. Luxury

4x4. garage kept. Showroom condition, fully loaded, every option 34,000 miles. GREAT DEAL $14,500 (570)825-5847

MITSUBISHI `11

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

JEEP 03 LIBERTY

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

AWD, Black interior/exterior, start/ stop engine with keyless entry, heated seats, 18” alloy wheels, many extra features. Only 4,800 miles. 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty. $23,500. Willing to negotiate. Serious inquires only - must sell, going to law school. (570) 793-6844

NISSAN `04 PATHFINDER ARMADA Excellent condition.

Too many options to list. Runs & looks excellent. $13,995 570-655-6132 or 570-466-8824

NISSAN ‘08 ROGUE S AWD. Auto $16,620

CHEVY `10 SILVERADO

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

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JEEP 04 GRAND CHEROKEE

CHEVY `99 SILVERADO

Auto. V6 Vortec. Standard cab. 8’ bed with liner. Dark Blue. 98,400 miles. $5,500 or best offer 570-823-8196

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

CHEVY 05 SILVERADO

2WD. Extra cab. Highway miles. Like new! $6,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

FORD ‘99 EXPLORER Leather. Moonroof. 4x4. New Inspection. $3,995

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GMC '02 SAFARI CARGO VAN

AWD. Auto. Warrantied. $5,195 BUY * SELL * TRADE

4x4. Leather. Sunroof. Extra Sharp! $6,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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

JEEPAuto. 04 LIBERTY V6.

Black Beauty! $6,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

Only 13K miles! Remote Starter. $21,750

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VOLVO `08 XC90 Fully loaded, moon

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

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503

OUTLANDER SPORT SE

Triple black, economical 6 cylinder. 4x4 select drive. CD, remote door opener, power windows & locks, cruise, tilt wheel. 108k highway miles. Garage kept. Super clean inside and out. No rust. Sale price $6,495. Scranton. Trade in’s accepted. 570-466-2771

TOYOTA 09 RAV 4

6 Cylinder. 4WD. $9,250

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

1451 SHOEMAKER AVE, W. WYOMING

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

JEEP ‘98 WRANGLER

HYUNDAI '04 SANTA FE

4 Cylinder. Auto. Front wheel drive. 78K. Very clean!. Warrantied. $7,795. BUY * SELL * TRADE

451

2 door. 4x4. 6 cylinder. Auto. Like new! $4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

570-714-4146

FORD 08 EDGE SEL Leather. Auto. $17,940

$17,450

4WD & Alloys. $15,880

seats. Extra Clean! $3,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

JEEP ‘07 GRAND CHEROKEE

FORD ‘05 ESCAPE XLS 4 Cylinder. 5 speed. Front wheel drive. air. Warranted. $7,895. BUY * SELL * TRADE

451

‘06 WRANGLER GMC `05 SAVANA JEEP Only 29K miles! 1500 Cargo Van.

CHEVY ‘95 ASTRO AWD. Good tires.

Blue pearl, excellent condition, 3,100 miles, factory alarm with extras. $10,500. or best offer. Tony 570-237-1631

#35 of 50 Made $10,000 in accessories including a custom made seat. Exotic paint set, Alien Spider Candy Blue. Excellent condition. All Documentation. 1,400 Asking $15,000 570-876-4034

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

HYOSUNG157`04 COMET 250. Miles.

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘05 CHEVY `00 SILVERADO V-ROD VRSCA

HARLEY DAVIDSON 2006 NIGHTTRAIN SPECIAL EDITION

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SUZUKI4x4. `03 XL-7 85K. Auto.

Nice, clean interior. Runs good. New battery & brakes. All power. CD. $6,800 570-762-8034 570-696-5444

SUZUKI `07 XL-7 56,000 miles,

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

Accounting/ Finance

TAX PREPARER

Part time for small accounting firm from January 15 to April 15. Minimum 20 hours/week. Compensation commensurate with experience. Please send resume to Times Leader Box 2845 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

TAX PREPARERS

WANTED Part time. Knowledge of individual partnerships - corporation tax returns. IRS PTIN required. Send Resume to: 561 N. Main St. Suite 2 Pittston, PA 18640

506 Administrative/ Clerical

DATA ENTRY/TYPIST For real estate

office in the back mountain. Evenings and weekends required. Please send resume to: McDermott Real Estate Appraisals 139 South Main St. Shavertown, PA 18708 or email lantal@epix.net

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Business/ Strategic Management

EXECUTIVE OFFICER

A local non-profit Association seeks candidate with building industry and office management experience. Must be proficient with Quickbooks, MS Office and Publisher. Will plan events and serve the Board of Directors. Full time salary position. Call Harvis HR Services with questions 542-5330 or forward resume to apply: BIANEPA.JOBS@ GMAIL.COM Please, no calls to BIA office.

513

Childcare

DAY CARE AIDE

Part time. 12:30pm - 5:30pm $7.50/hour. Call 570-823-7907

518 Customer Support/Client Care

TELEPHONE OPERATORS

Action #1 Answering Service is seeking Part Time/Full Time Telephone Operators. Shifts available include dayshift with start time of 6:30AM and evening shift with 3pm start time and may include split shifts. All positions include weekend and holiday availability. Typing is required for all positions. Job training will be provided. No phone calls please. Apply in person from 10AM-6PM at Action Telephone; Rear 58 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top.

522

Education/ Training

PART-TIME GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

Needed to alternate between our Hazleton and Edwardsville schools, 30 hours a week, flexible hours. Submit resumes to rspencer@youth servicesagency.org or call HR department at 570-325-4322, ask for Anne to apply.

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

COOKS

Full & Part Time

DIETARY AIDES

Full & Part Time Apply in person to: Mountain Top Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center, 185 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, PA. 18707 (570) 474-6377 KITCHEN HELP NEEDED

SALAD PREP COOK & DISHWASHER BOBBY O’S DUPONT 570-654-2200

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

AUTOMOTIVE MANAGERS/MECHANICS

Mavis Discount Tire/ Cole Muffler is currently in search of high quality, experienced Tire Store Managers and Mechanics. Qualified applicants should be proficient in tire sales, undercar repairs and exhaust. PA emissions license a plus. Experienced candidates please call 914-804-4444 or e-mail resume to cdillon@ mavistire.com

PLUMBERS, PIPEFITTERS & HVAC TECHNICIANS

Local mechanical contractor seeking experienced plumbers, pipefitters & HVAC technicians for immediate openings. Wage based on experience. We have a comprehensive benefits package. References required. EOE. Please send your resume to: c/o Times Leader Box 2850 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

538

Janitorial/ Cleaning

EXPERIENCED CLEANER WANTED Must know how to

strip & wax floors. Evenings. 5 hours. Mountain Top Call 570-379-3898 Please leave message

522

Education/ Training

542

Logistics/ Transportation

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

MEDICAL DRIVER/ LAB DUTIES

A local distributor of Radiopharmaceuticals has an opening for a part-time, reliable individual. Lab duties and delivery of medical supplies. Varying shifts. Average of 20 hours/ week, rotating weekends. Clean driving record, high school diploma, drug screen required. Applications taken Monday through Friday at 300C Laird Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 9:00am to 1:00 pm. EOE.

PARTS DRIVER

Wyoming Valley Motors is looking for a part-time driver for our Wholesale Parts Department. A valid PA driver’s license and clear driving record required. Applicant must be able to pass a drug test. To apply, please contact Dan Yurko by phone or in person at: WYOMING VALLEY MOTORS 126 Narrows Road Larksville, PA 18651 570-288-7411

522

Education/ Training

We are looking for qualified, dedicated individuals to join the Head Start Team – Full Time Teacher is needed. BS Early Childhood Development degree required. Visit our website at www.lchs.hsweb.org for details. Classroom Substitute positions are also available at all sites in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. Applicants must possess current PA State Police Criminal Clearance, FBI Fingerprints and Child Abuse History Clearance; Send Resume/Cover letter and 3 Written Letters of Reference to LCHS, ATTN: Human Resources, PO Box 540, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703-0540. Email LCHSHumanResources@hsweb.org; Fax #570-8296580. E.O.E. M/F/V/H. NO PHONE CALLS

Logistics/ Transportation

Logistics/ Transportation

573

542

Logistics/ Transportation

criminal history and be able to pass a physical exam. 3, 4 or 5 hours per day. Please call Rick for appointment. 852-1457 RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION MANAGER: USAgain Textile

Recycling Looking for a Transportation Manager to handle the daily field operation. Responsibilities: Handle route drivers, route efficiency, route accuracy, hire drivers, train drivers and do routes when needed. Base salary $50K + benefits. Email resume to: p.jorgensen@ usagain.com.

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Training/ Instruction

PERSONAL TRAINER & GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTORS Must have

Concerned about your future? BE YOUR OWN BOSS Work Full or Part time. Accounts available NOW throughout Luzerne & Lackawanna counties. We guarantee $5,000 to $200,000 in annual billing. Investment Required. We’re ready – are you? For more info call 570-824-5774 Jan-Pro.com

630 Money To Loan “We can erase your bad credit 100% GUARANTEED.” Attorneys for the Federal Trade Commission say they’ve never seen a legitimate credit repair operation. No one can legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report. It’s a process that starts with you and involves time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Learn about managing credit and debt at ftc. gov/credit. A message from The Times Leader and the FTC.

certification. Send resume to info@odyssey fitnesscenter.com

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Antiques & Collectibles

Logistics/ Transportation

MAXUM PETROLEUM A nationwide distributor of fuel and lubricants is seeking dedicated long-term employment combined with dedication to safety, customers and the environment for our Williamsport, PA location. Competitive Wages and Benefits.

$ ANTIQUES BUYING $

We are a growing company looking to expand operations in the Eastern region of the United States and offer challenging positions which will assist us in our achieving our strategic initiatives.

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

We offer a full benefit package available the first of the month following 30 days of employment including 401K company match. Paid holidays, sick days and vacation days are provided as well. EOE

BASEBALL CARDS, 2011 complete set, $25 570-824-8810

DRIVER – CDL Class A or B

COINS. Walking Liberty halves, 1936D, 1938P,1939P,1939S, 1947P $100. 570-287-4135

We offer DOT roadside and annual achievable safety bonus programs based on your safety performance

DALE EARNHARDT items, $45.DOLLS. (3) Porcelain. Heritage collectibles. Still in original package. $20 for all. 570-235-5216

Seeking Transport (Class A) and Tankwagon (Class A or B) Drivers. Not an over the road trucking company.

Requirement: Class A or B Commercial Drivers License, HAZMAT & Tanker endorsements, Two years verifiable experience and clean driving record, Positive Attitude/Willing to Work

HEAVY DUTY DIESEL MECHANIC

Requirements: Must have own tools, At least five years experience, Local travel required - local garage facility in Williamsport, PA, Must be able to work independently, Flexible scheduling a must. Physical Requirements: Able to push, pull, and lift in excess of 75 pounds, Must be able to stand for long periods of time and work outdoors and within the shop during all weather types associated with location of facility.

Apply on line at http://www.maxumpetroleum.com/careers.aspx

DOLLS: Porcelain, 12” in original boxes $10. each. 570-654-6283 SLOT MACHINE, Red Meteor with tokens, $100. 570-239-4864 TRAINS, (3) Lionel, Brand New, Harry Potter, Polar Express & American Flier, $200/each. 570-239-4864


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Auto Parts

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Engineering

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ARRO, a civil engineering and environmental employee-owned consulting firm is looking to expand into the Luzerne/Lackawanna counties. Immediate opportunity for a Municipal Engineer will help lead this expansion. Minimum of 8-10 years experience in municipal engineering and land development required. Experience in traffic impact studies, signal control planning and highway.Excellent communication skills, experience working with public works projects and clients including municipalities and sewer and water authorities are a must. Project management, business development, broad knowledge of civil engineering and PE license preferred. Work may involve reviewing development plans for municipalities, design and/or project management for roads, sanitary sewers, wastewater treatment facilities, water systems, and stormwater management facilities. ARRO offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits packages. If you are interested in moving your career forward with ARRO, please forward your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to the attention of the Human Resources Manager. ARRO 649 N. Lewis Road; Suite 100 Limerick, PA 19468 Fax: 610-495-5855 E-mail: hr@thearrogroup.com EOE/MFDV

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518 Customer Support/Client Care

DISHWASHER

GE, white, built in, short body, stainless steel interior. Excellent condition. Paid $496. asking $225. 570-457-7964 MICROWAVE, white Kenmore countertop 1.2 cu ft, 1200 wt. $40. Washer & dryer, white, electric, Kenmore 70 series. Good condition $100. 855-9221

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Baby Items

BABY SWING, Rainforest by FP with music, lights, mobile., hardly used, $40. Portable pack & play by Evenflo, removable bassinet, light blue $40. 855-9221 BOTTLE HOLDERS: Two (2) Leechco “Keep-it-up” bottle holders. Great for multiples or just busy moms! $8/each. 2/$14. 570-592-3159 CHANGING TABLE, NURSERY 2 shelves, DRESSER, with 3 drawers, cherry finish, brand new still in box. $100 each, $175 for both. 570-405-4366 CRIB and high chair. FREE 570-825-3585 CRIB F.P. 3 In 1 travel tender crib $20. 570-654-4113

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MEMORIAL SHRINE CEMETERY 6 Plots Available

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

MEMORIAL SHRINE

LOTS FOR SALE 6 lots available at Memorial Shrine Cemetery. $2,400. Call 717-774-1520 SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY

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O N LY 22K M ILES

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188 daily papers / 216 Sunday papers Coal Street, Custer Street, North Empire Street, North Sherman Street

Exeter

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Aster Court, Bluebell Court, Clover Court, Donnas Way, Fairway Drive

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K E N W A L L A CE ’S

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Mon.-Fri. 8:30-7:00pm; Sat. 8:30-5:00pm

EXIT 170B OFF I-81 TO EXIT 1. BEAR RIGHT ON BUSINESS ROUTE 309 TO SIXTH LIGHT. JUST BELOW WYOMING VALLEY MALL.

Christmas Trees

CHRISTMAS TREE, 7.5 foot, pre-lit, 400 clear lights. Paid $135. Selling for $25. 570-288-3784

HELEN & ED’S CHRISTMAS TREE FARM

Fresh Cut Trees or Cut Your Own * Spruce * Fir * * Live Trees * * Wreaths * OPEN DAILY 8 A.M. to 7 P.M. Ample Parking Holiday Music helenandedstree farm.com 570-868-6252 Nuangola Exit 159 off I-81 (Follow Signs)

732

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Cemetery Plots/Lots

Clothing

LOAFERS 2 pair 9 1/2 1 brown, 1 black, new in box $10 each. 654-6283

2006 JEEP G RAND CHERO KEE

ONE O W N ER

$

DOUBLE STROLLER: Graco Duoglider. 7 mos. old, slight wear underneath carriage. Part of Graco easy travel system. Will include pink mommy hook with purchase. $80 or best offer. 570-592-3159

KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385

ONE O W N ER SUN RO O F

$

CRIB, metal tube style, baby colors & white, with matching changing table. $25. 570-301-2694

COAT

ONE O W N ER

# 119 9 2 A ,A u to m atic,A ir Co nditio ning,A M /FM Stereo w/CD ,B edl iner,R u nning B o ards

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CLOTHING size 18/XL misses pants, Lee & Eddie Bauer, (24 pairs) $10-$12 each. Lee jeans (5 pairs) $12 each, 1 Raincoat $10, Woolrich coats (3) $25 each. JM Collection tops (10) $10 each. Eddie Bauer sweaters (2) $10 each, Worthington ankle pants (4) $15 each . Winter/Spring items. New or in excellent condition. 570-474-6069

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CERAMIC HEATING UNITS Stiebel Eltron, 240

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# Z 2 5 2 8 B ,V6 A u to.,A ir,R em ote KeylessEntry, Cu stom Seats,CD ,P ower Mirrors

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

NOBODY Pays More

524

2004 CHEVY AVEO

APPLIANCE PA RT S E T C .

$125 EXTRA IF DRIVEN, DRAGGED OR PUSHED IN!

Monday thru Saturday 6am-9pm • Happy Trails!

Appliances

Dallas/Harvey’s Lake MOTOR ROUTE

$1,200 Monthly Profit + Tips

149 daily papers / 180 Sunday papers

Firehouse Road, Loyalville Road, Meeker Road, Pine Tree Road, Loyaville Outlet Road

Plains/Hudson

$900 Monthly Profit + Tips

218 daily papers / 244 Sunday papers Burke Street, North Main Street, Slope Street, Chamberlain Street, Clark Street, Jason Street

To find a route near you and start earning extra cash, call Rosemary at

570-829-7107

Exercise Equipment

POWER RIDER exercise equipment, new condition $50. 570-675-0920 TREADMILL. Pro Form J41 Power incline. Excellent condition. $250 570-474-2224

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Furnaces & Heaters

FIREPLACE 51x51 cherry electric 1350 watt heater with fan & remote. $300. 570-288-2700 HEATER: Vent free propane gas 30k BTU blue flame wall heater, New with blower and thermostat. Manual and mounting bracket included. $150.00 New in box vent free with thermostat & blower. Floor or wall mount. Propane and natural gas. 20k $180. 30k BTU $210. With warranty. Call after 6 pm or leave message 570-675-0005

744

Furniture & Accessories

BEDROOM SET 4 piece complete, queen, modern, like new, headboard, footboard, frame, dresser with mirror, tall chest of drawers & nightstand $500. COMPUTER DESK & CHAIR $25. FULL BED COMPLETE, wood, Broyhill $200. TV STAND $20. 570-332-4400 CHERRY CABINET, beautiful for family room or bedroom, doors slide in, storage underneath with doors $200. 570-262-8282 or 570-735-8558 COFFEE TABLE drop leaf, cherrywood, $75. 570-472-1646 END TABLE $20. 570-654-4113 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, oak, 46” h, 40”w. Will hold up to 26” TV, has drawers & shelves, excellent condition. $50. 570-696-1703

744

Furniture & Accessories

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, SOFA BED ROLL OUT, LOVE SEAT. MOVING FREE. 570-8140843 or 696-3090

FURNISH FOR LESS

* NELSON * * FURNITURE * * WAREHOUSE * Recliners from $299 Lift Chairs from $699 New and Used Living Room Dinettes, Bedroom 210 Division St Kingston Call 570-288-3607

758 Miscellaneous

All Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted Highest Prices Paid In CA$H FREE PICKUP

570-574-1275

HOPE CHEST: Light oak excellent condition $75. 570-696-5204

AMP dual 300 watt 2 channel amp $20. 12” sub box $10. 570-299-7508

KITCHEN SET green, 4 swivel captain chairs, green wrought iron legs + extension $75. Handmade apron & doilies $4.331-3220

AUTO & TRUCK MANUALS from 1960 to 1980. Very good condition, Asking $10. OBO. 570-823-6829

MATTRESS SALE

We Beat All Competitors Prices!

Mattress Guy

Twin sets: $159 Full sets: $179 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898 SOFA hide a bed with 2 recliners. Nice. $250. 570-690-2323

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

BOOKS. Time-Life Library. 26 volumes of artists. $125. 570-829-2715 CANES & WALKING STICKS over 30 available. $4- $5 each. CHRISTMAS ITEMS & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS over 200 available, includes Christmas lights, trees, ornaments, flowers, vases, lamps, baskets, nic nacs also 4 piece luggage. Samsonite belt massager. All for $65 570-735-2081.

WILKES-BARRE

CAR RAMPS 2, metal, yellow. $15. for both. 655-2154

1 block off Park Ave Dec 5 - Dec 11 WEEKDAYS 9AM-3PM WEEKENDS 8AM-2PM Everything must go! Large & small appliances, furniture, Xmas items & more.

CEMETERY LOG for Christmas $8. 570-735-5529

MOVING SALE 324 S. Hancock St

750

Jewelry

HEART & CROSS pendants on necklaces asking only $3 Have rings for $1 & bracelets for $2. 570-332-7933

RING DIAMOND

1.5 carat, G-color, VS1. Paid $6,000, asking $3,500. Call Stan 570-702-5967

752 Landscaping & Gardening LAWNMOWER 20” Yardman 4 hp side discharge, just serviced & ready for spring. Very light & easy to push. Runs like new $50. OBO. 570-283-9452

CHRISTMAS lights, small bear 12 sets $20. Christmas tree 7’ pine in sections with stand $50. Christmas green platform 4’x8’ with train tracks $75. 570-826-1460 CRUTCHES $10. Religious beautiful stone with mother Mary & baby Jesus $15. Spongebob kids stool set $10. Longaberger basket $10. 570-472-1646 DISHES service for 8 + serving pieces. White with delicate pink rose pattern. $35. 570-654-3755 lorrainehastie@ verizon.net

FREE AD POLICY

SCOOTER $525, wheelchair $160, walker with seat $95, 2 potty chairs $60 each, walker with two wheels $35, tub chair $20, cane $15 - OBO. All excellent condition. Call for details 570-825-7156

The Times Leader will accept ads for used private party merchandise only for items totaling $1,000 or less. All items must be priced and state how many of each item. Your name address, email and phone number must be included. No ads for ticket sales accepted. Pet ads accepted if FREE ad must state FREE. One Submission per month per household. You may place your ad online at timesleader.com, or email to classifieds@ timesleader.com or fax to 570-831-7312 or mail to Classified Free Ads: 15 N. Main Street, WilkesBarre, PA. Sorry no phone calls.

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Medical Equipment

HOSPITAL BED Electric Like new. FREE TO SOMEONE IN NEED 570-823-4936 leave message PERFIT INCONTINENCEUNDERWEAR Size X-L 14 per Pkg $5 each (570)288-9940

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LUGGAGE SET, Jaguar 5 piece, good condition, $50. MATT CUTTER, Logan Compact, cuts straight & beveled, barely used, $40. 570-301-2694

TV Graig 15 x 9” flat screen color less then year old great for a kitchen or will make a great gift $80. 570-406-4523

“NASCAR family album” stories & mementos of America’s racing family. Great book for racing fan. $15. 570-655-9474 NATIVITY SET, ceramic, $50 570-824-8810 PERFIT incontinence underwear Size X-L 14 per package $5 each. Adult incontin underwear XL size 14 per package $5. each. 570-288-9940 PUNCH BOWL, Victorian with 6 matching cups, fancy glass, $25. SANTA SLEIGHS, 2, wooden, 12” long, $5 each. ROCKING LEG REST, wooden, new, $5. 570-675-0920 RAIN LAMP needs motor $5. 9 single electric candles $5. for all. Small manger scene $5. 570-675-0920 SMOKER. “Smoke Hollow” wood. #4 electric. $425 570-474-2224 TIRES- 4 new Firestone Winterforce, P205/75R15. Never mounted. Bought incorrect size online. $275. 570-344-6611

762

Musical Instruments

DRUM SET WJM Percussion 5-piece complete with cymbals & throne, metallic blue, slightly used. $200. Radio Shack MD-1121 Synthesizer/Piano with stand, like new, $100. firm 574-4781 DRUMS Mapex QR 5 piece, blue sparkle, chrome snare, tom mounts, mint condition. $350 570-344-6611 ORGAN Hammond console, dual keyboard, bass peddles, percussion settings, & many other features. Standard enclosed speaker and real Leslie spinning drum mechanical speaker $350. 283-9452 PIANO Baldwin matching bench walnut, like new $800.570-474-6362 PIANO Shaw upright, needs a little TLC. $100. 570-954-2712 PIANO- FREE small console, good for practice. 570-477-3170

772

Pools & Spas

HOT TUB

6 person Jacuzzi brand hot tub with lounger. $2,700 (570) 466-3087

776 Sporting Goods BIKE Schwinn touring, vintage $100. 570-262-8282 or 570-735-8559 BINOCULARS. Lafayette, zoom, field, 5.5 degrees. Case. Rough shape but usable. $20 for both. 235-5216 EVERLAST HEAVY BAG with chain $40. 570-954-2712

Televisions/ Accessories

TV Panasonic 56” DLP, new lamp. $400.570-735-1203

782

Tickets

BUS TRIPS

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

12/4, 1:00 pm Show Orch. $156 12/9,1 :00 pm Show 2nd Mezz. $91 12/11,2:00 pm Show, Orch. $156 12/16,1:00 pm Show 2nd Mezz. $91 12/17 11:30am Show Orch. $156 2nd Mezz. $121

DECK THE HALLS WINE TOUR at Seneca Lake Sat. 12/3. $186 per couple Receive a Free Christmas Wreath

NEW YORK CITY SHOPPING

12/4 & 12/10 Only $35 BASKETBALL AT MSG 12/10 DUKE VS. WASHINGTON PITTSBURGH VS. OKLAHOMA STATE $85 or $115

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

cookiestravelers.com

784

Tools

LADDER, Aluminum extension folds,to step, scaffold etc, new. $75. 570-675-6513 TOOLS. saws, and various others. Moving must sell. $140 for all 570-235-5216

786 Toys & Games AMERICAN GIRL DOLL, accessories, clothes, & furniture $325.570-675-7599 BARBIE DOLLS Older & newer in boxes, new $7. to $25. 570-654-4113

788

STEREO: 240 Watt JVC Stereo. 3 Disc changer. Excellent condition. $80 or best offer. 570-592-3159

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

792

Video Equipment

778

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

We make house calls!

Buyer & seller of antiques! We also do upholstering. 570-855-7197 570-328-3428

The Video Game Store 28 S. Main W.B. Open Mon- Sat, 12pm – 6pm 570-822-9929 / 570-941-9908

$$ CASH PAID $$ VIDEO GAMES & SYSTEMS

Highest $$ Paid Guaranteed Buying all video games & systems. PS1 & 2, Xbox, Nintendo, Atari, Coleco, Sega, Mattel, Gameboy, Vectrex etc. DVD’s, VHS & CDs & Pre 90’s toys,

The Video Game Store

1150 S. Main Scranton Mon - Sat, 12pm – 6pm 570-822-9929

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Call 829-7130 to place your ad.

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(570)48GOLD8 (570)484-6538

Highest Cash Pay Outs Guaranteed Mon-Sat 10am -6pm Closed Sundays

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

We Pay At Least 80% of the London Fix Market Price for All Gold Jewelry

London PM Gold Price

Dec. 2: $1,747.00 Visit us at WilkesBarreGold.com Or email us at wilkesbarregold@ yahoo.com

800 PETS & ANIMALS 810

Cats

CATS & KITTENS

12 weeks & up. All shots, neutered, tested,microchipped

VALLEY CAT RESCUE

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

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BEAR CREEK

601 Sandspring Dr true log home on 4 acres of privacy. built with care & quality! features include 2 master suites with walk-in closets. Each Mst Bath has a jacuzzi & shower. Graced with Custom River Stone Fireplace, exposed beams & real hardwood floors. A wall of windows to enjoy the outdoor vista's. Large Family room on 1st floor & Large recreation room lower level. Ideal for entertaining family & friends. This home has 4 full baths. 2 Covered Porches to relax on a porch swing or enjoy the sunny rear deck overlooking the wooded land. Custom Kitchen with GRANITE counter tops, HICKORY Cabinets & of course Stainless Steel appliances. MLS 11-7410 $399,900

3 bedroom, 1 bath 2 story in good location. Fenced yard with 2 car detached garage. Large attic for storage. Gas heat. $79,900 Call Ruth Smith 570-696-1195 or 570-696-5411

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796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

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138 White Birch Ln Charming two story on nice lot features, living room, dining room with hardwoods, modern Oak kitchen, first floor family room, 4 large bedrooms, 2 full & 2 half baths. Deck overlooking level rear yard. 2 car garage. Gas heat, Central air. (11-3115) $318,000 Call Kevin Smith 570-696-5422

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314 Edward St

Wonderful neighborhood, this 4 bedroom, 10 year old home has it all!. Extra room on first floor, great for mother in law suite or Rec Room. Mod oak kit, Living Room, central air,in ground pool, fenced yard, and attached 2 car garage. Great family home! For more info and photos visit: www. atlas realtyinc.com 11-3732 $239,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

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47 Scenic Drive Country Colonial, hilltop setting. Living room/den with fireplace. Large kitchen / great room. Family room with large windows on every wall. Covered wraparound porch. Full basement. 3 car garage. 11-4498 $259,627

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DURYEA

314 Packer St. Remodeled 3 bedroom with 2 baths, master bedroom and laundry on 1st floor. New siding and shingles. New kitchen. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3174 $99,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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Born 8/11/11. 1 male, $250. 1 male Blue eyes (rare), $350. 1 female, $350 Ready to Go! Call 570-825-5659 or 570-793-3905

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7 weeks old. 4 black, $50 each. 2 yellow, 1 white, $100 each. Call 570-836-1090

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AVOCA

FOR SALE BY OWNER. Very nice split level home. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths with over-sized jacuzzi. Living room with fireplace. Kitchen with dining area, family room, rec room with pool table. Garage with opener. Central air. 3 season sun room, deck, large fenced lot with shed. In great neighborhood. $189,900 (570) 540-0157 AVOCA Renovated 3 bedroom, 2 story on corner lot. New roof & windows. New kitchen, carpeting & paint. Hardwood floors, gas fireplace & garage. All appliances included. A MUST SEE. $119,000. 570-457-1538 Leave Message

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Registered. $500. Call 570-704-8134

St. Bernard, Poms, Yorkies, Maltese, Husky, Rotties, Doberman, Golden, Dachshund, Poodle, 570-453-6900 570-389-7877

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529 SR 292 E For sale by owner Move-in ready. Well maintained. 3 - 4 bedrooms. 1 ¾ bath. Appliances included. 2.87 acres with mountain view. For more info & photos go to: ForSaleByOwner.com Search featured homes in Tunkhannock. $275,000. For appointment, call: 570-333-4024

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23 Rice Court If you've reached the top, live there in this stunning 3,900 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 4 bath home in a great neighborhood. Offers formal living room, dining room, 2 family rooms, florida room, and kitchen any true chef would adore. Picture perfect condition. The basement is heated by a separate system. SELLER PROVIDING HOME WARRANTY. MLS#11-1005 $349,900 Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883

This country estate features 30 acres of prime land with a pretty home, ultra modern kitchen, 2 full modern baths, bright family room, den, living room and 3 good sized bedrooms. This property has open fields and wooded land, a stream, several fieldstone walls and lots of road frontage. Equipment and rights included. $489,000. 11-3751 Call Jerry Bush Jr. Coldwell Banker Gerald L. Busch Real Estate 570-288-2514 DALLAS

1360 Lower Demunds Rd. A grand entrance leads you to this stunning Craftsman style home on 11+ acres complete with pond, stream & rolling meadows. This dramatic home is in pristine condition. The 2 story great room with stone fireplace & warm wood walls is one of the focal points of this home. Offers modern kitchen/baths, formal dining room & family room. Recently built 3 car garage with guest quarters above is a plus. You’ll spend many hours on the large wrap around porch this Fall, Spring & Summer overlooking your estate. Rarely does a home like this come on the market. MLS# 11-1741. $499,000 Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883

400 Shrine View Elegant & classic stone & wood frame traditional in superb location overlooking adjacent Irem Temple Country Club golf course. Living room with beamed ceiling & fireplace; large formal dining room; cherry paneled sunroom; 4 bedrooms with 3 full baths & 2 powder rooms. Oversized in-ground pool. Paved, circular drive. $550,000 MLS# 11-939 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

DUPONT

167 Center St. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath 2 story home with garage and driveway. Newer kitchen and bath. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3561 Price reduced $64,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

DUPONT

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

Single family home with a separate building containing a 1 bedroom apartment and 5 car garage all on 1 lot. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-2828 Price reduced $82,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

P E N D I N G

BLUEBERRY HILLS 108 Blackberry Ln. Newer construction, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, family room with gas fireplace. Formal dining room. 2 car garage, gas heat, large deck, above ground pool. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3858 $289,900 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280

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Loveable, free to a good home. Male & female litter mates. Both house trained & neutered. Need good home due to allergies. Very well behaved & good natured. Call 570-362-0277

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KITTENS, FREE, 7 weeks old, litter trained. 570-417-1506

STEREO SYSTEM Excellent condition. $50. 570-472-1646

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FISH TANK. 29 gal. glass with oak stand, hood, heater, filter, air pump, replacement filters, food, test kit, etc. $175 540-814-6167

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Gold & Gold coins, Silver, Platinum, old bills, Watches, Old Costume Jewelry, Diamonds, Gold Filled, Sterling Silver Flatware, Scrap Jewelry, Military items, old Tin & Iron Toys, Canadian coins & paper money, most foreign money (paper/coin). PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR GOLD & SILVER COINS FROM VERY GOOD, VERY FINE & UNCIRCULATED. Visit our new location @ 134 Rt. 11, Larksville next to WOODY’S FIRE PLACE & PRO FIX.

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DVD PLAYERS Samsung, $40. for both. 570-472-1646

SPEAKERS Bose floor speakers $75. Sony 5 disc CD changer $35. Sony receiver/tuner $35. Audiovox under counter DVD/TV $15 570-574-5193

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CHRISTMAS DOLL on 3 wheel bicycle, blonde hair, blue eyes, 18” H $25. 570-696-1927

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548 Green St. Are you renting?? The monthly mortgage on this house could be under $500 for qualified buyers. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1st floor laundry. Off street parking, deep lot, low taxes. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3983 $69,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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619 Foote Ave. Don’t judge a book by its cover! This is a must see Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, 1 3/4 baths, 1 car garage, large yard, finished lower level. New kitchen with heated tile floors, granite counter, stainless appliances. Split system A/C, gas hot water baseboard. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-4079 $159,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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EDWARDSVILLE

570-430-1962

EDWARDSVILLE

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PRICE REDUCED Not in Flood Zone Single family house, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, oil heat, unfinished basement, small yard, $30,000 neg. Call 570-457-3340

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1140 SPRING ST. Large 3 bedroom home with new roof, replacement windows, hardwood floors. Great location! For more information and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com. MLS 11-2636 $99,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

DURYEA REDUCED!

38 Huckleberry Lane Blueberry Hills 4 BEDROOMS, 2.5 baths, family room with fireplace, 2 car garage, large yard. Master bath with separate jetted tub, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and island, lighted deck. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-3071 $319,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

9 Williams St. Large 4 bedroom home with nice rear deck, replacement windows, off street parking. Possible apartment in separate entrance. Loads of potential. For more info and pictures visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-2091 $69,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

EDWARDSVILLE

122-124 SHORT ST., OUT OF THE FLOOD ZONE! Very nice double-block on a quiet street. Good income property for an investor or live in one side & rent the other to help with a mortgage. #122 has living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a full bath. #124 has living room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths & a family room with free-standing fireplace. Off-street parking on one side. Taxes are currently $1,516 on assessed value of $68,700. MLS#11-3694 PRICE REDUCED TO $59,900 Mary Ellen & Walter Belchick 570-696-6566

EXETER

1021 Wyoming Ave

DURYEA

Single Family Dwelling

Kitchen, Living room, dining area, 2 bedroom, full bath & pantry. Was in Flood - took up to 3” on first level. $15,000 firm. Call (570) 780-0324

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Blueberry Hill. 3 bedroom ranch. Large lot with pool. $339,500 No Realtors For more details call 570-406-1128

Nice income property conveniently located. Property has many upgrades including all new replacement windows, very well maintained. All units occupied, separate utilities. For more info and photos visit:www.atlas realtyinc.com 11-3283 $89,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

32 Atlantic Ave 3 bedroom. Great starter home. Almost completely remodeled. 11-2108 $87,000 Darcy J. Gollhardt, Realtor 570-262-0226 CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-718-4959 Ext. 1352

DURYEA

805-807 Main St. Multi-Family. Large side by side double with separate utilities. 3 bedrooms each side with newer carpet, replacement windows and newer roof. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-3054 $89,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

EDWARDSVILLE

192 Hillside Ave

NOT IN FLOOD ZONE 319 Bennett Street For Sale by Owner Two story, 2-unit home. Live in one unit rent the other to pay mortgage or great investment property. Small fenced-in yard and detached garage.

$65,000 Negotiable Call Tara

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

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2 unit duplex, 2nd floor tenant-occupied, 1st floor unoccupied, great rental potential. Separate entrances to units, one gas furnace, new electrical with separate meters for each unit. The 1st floor apartment when rented out generated $550 per month. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com 11-4247 $52,000 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

EXETER 105 Cedar Street Price Reduced! $50,000

SUNDAY 12/4/11 1PM TO 3PM 314 Bennett Street NOT IN FLOOD ZONE Refashioned 3 or 4 bedroom, two full modern baths. Two story, 2300sf, level yard with new landscaping and 1 car garage. New everything in this charming must see property. Custom blinds throughout. Great neighborhood. Park beyond the backyard. MLS# 11-3776 $164,900 Call Patti 570-328-1752 Liberty Realty & Appraisal Services LLC

Great starter home in a great neighborhood, off street parking, upgraded electric, newer roof, replacement windows & 2nd floor laundry. MLS 10-4130 Call Arlene Warunek 570-650-4169

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44 Orchard St. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath single, modern kitchen with appliances, sunroom, hardwood floors on 1st and 2nd floor. Gas heat, large yard, OSP. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-1866 $137,999 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280

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311 Lockville Rd Stately brick 2 story, with inground pool, covered patio, finished basement, fireplace and wood stove 3 car attached garage 5 car detached garage with apartment above. MLS#11-1242 $739,000 Call Joe or Donna, 613-9080

This home says “come in!” You’ll feel right at home the moment you step inside. 3 large bedrooms, 2 ½ modern baths, modern kitchen, living room, dining room with hardwood floors, office, laundry room, comfortable gas heat, cool central air and 2 car garage. You have to see the patio! MLS 11-2487 $235,000 Call Jerry Bush Jr. Coldwell Banker Gerald L. Busch Real Estate 570-288-2514

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

EXETER REDUCED

FORTY FORT 4 Sunset Court

Must see! Located in a private cul-desac. Large enclosed front porch, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage. REDUCED! $139,000 MLS 11-2824

Exceptionally well care for home in move in condition. Everything is new, roof, siding, windows, porches, kitchen and baths. MLS 11-2309 $119,000 Jay A. Crossin CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 ext. 23

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1301 Murray St. Very nice duplex, fully rented with good return in great neighborhood. For more information and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-2149 $124,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

FORY FORT

908 Primrose Court Move right into this newer 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Townhome with many upgrades including hardwood floors throughout and tiled bathrooms. Lovely oak cabinets in the kitchen, central air, fenced in yard, nice quiet neighborhood. MLS 11-2446 $119,900 Call Don Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770

Great Walnut street location. 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms. wall to wall carpet. Gas heat. 2 car garage. Deck & enclosed porch. MLS 11-2833 $99,500 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

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187 South Street 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, modern kitchen, security system, beautifully landscaped patio, pond & above ground pool are just a few of the touches that make this home so appealing. Great neighborhood! Close to major highways. MLS #11-2370 $124,500 Call Debra at 570-714-9251

HANOVER TWP.

65-67 St. Mary’s Rd Double Block close to Marion Terrace Elementary. 3 bedrooms each unit. Nice private yard. Buyers Agent must be present at first showing in order to claim commission. MLS 11-2426. $65,000 Call Connie Eileen R. Melone Real Estate 570-821-7022

HANOVER TWP.

8 Diamond Ave. Don’t worry about winter in this fully insulated home with new windows. 3 floors of living space lets you spread out and enjoy this house. Large family room addition plus 4 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, 1st floor laundry, large corner lot. Modern kitchen with granite counters. For more information and photos visit www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS #11-622 $119,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

P E N D I N G

Fantastic view from the deck and patio of this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath vinyl sided 2 story home. Four years young with so many extras. A dream home! MLS# 11-2429 $299,900 Call Florence 570-715-7737

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322 Spring Street Out of the flood area. 2 family home. One with 2 bedrooms, the other with 3 bedrooms. Needs TLC. 50x125ft lot. Walking distance to schools grade 7-12, kindergarten & 1st. Reduced to $45,000.

JENKINS TWP.

19 Garrahan Street Attractive 2-story in great neighborhood. Newer roof, newer 2nd floor replacement windows, newer split A/C system, large eat-in kitchen, bedroom pine flooring, walk-up attic & a mostly fenced yard. REDUCED $59,900 MLS#11-1754 Call Steve Shemo (570) 288-1401 (570) 793-9449

297 Susquehannock Drive A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! HOLIDAYS! Classic 2 story home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage. Master bedroom with walkin closet, private yard with above ground pool, kitchen overlooks large family room. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-2432 $259,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

JENKINS TWP.

2 story in good condition with 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, eat-in kitchen, 2 car garage, fenced yard & new gas heat. REDUCED TO $39,000 Call Ruth Smith 570-696-1195 or 570-696-5411

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

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* NEW LISTING! * 3-story home with 4 car garage. Hardwood floors, sun parlor with magnificent leaded glass windows, 4 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen with pantry, formal dining room, gas heat. MLS #11-4133 $84,500 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

475 S. Main St. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 story home with vinyl replacement windows, vinyl siding, large yard and off street parking. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3545 Price reduced $64,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

HARVEYS LAKE

Large Family home, private, on partly wooded parcel over 1 1/2 acres. Large front porch surrounded by greenery. Well built & maintained, natural woodwork, updated bathrooms. $117,500 Jeannie Brady ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848

Pole 165 Lakeside Drive A truly unique home! 7,300 sq.ft. of living on 3 floors with 168' of lake frontage with boathouse. Expansive living room; dining room, front room all with fireplaces. Coffered ceiling; modern oak kitchen with breakfast room; Florida room; study & 3 room & bath suite. 5 bedrooms & 4 baths on 2nd. Lounge, bedroom, bath, exercise room & loft on 3rd floor. In-ground pool & 2story pool house. AC on 3rd floor. $1,149,000 MLS# 10-1268 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

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189 Rock St. Spacious home with 4 bedrooms and large rooms. Nice old woodwork, staircase, etc. Extra lot for parking off Kenley St. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3404 $99,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

Well kept 2 story with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths situated on a nice street in Kingston. Newer roof, furnace, water heater, electric service. Replacement windows throughout. Basement has high ceilings, ideal for re-finishing or workshop! MLS 11-2167 $144,000 Jay A. Crossin CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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KINGSTON

Charming 2-1/2 story with 3 bedrooms on 2nd + a 4th (12x24) on 3rd, full bath upstairs, half bath with laundry on 1st floor, lots of closet space, finished walk-out basement and much more! MLS 11-2340 $185,000 Jay A. Crossin CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 ext. 23

KINGSTON

68 Bennett St

Great duplex on nice street. Many upgrades including modern kitchens and baths, plus ceiling fans. Both units occupied,separate utilities. For more info and phtos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com 11-3284 $74,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

177 Third Ave. Neat as a pin! 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, end unit townhome with nice fenced yard. Bright Spacious kitchen, main level family room, deck w/ retractable awning. Gas heat/central air, pull down attic for storage and 1 car garage. Very affordable townhome in great central location! MLS 11-1282 $134,500 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

KINGSTON

Spacious 2 story home on lovely tree lined street. Includes 3 bedrooms, 3 baths (1 on each floor), Living room, dining room, family room, office and kitchen. All new windows, fresh paint. MLS 11-2676 $136,000 Call Kathy 570-696-5422

Historic 120+ year old home, many original details, new roof, updated electrical and a huge garage. Currently a gift shop. Corner lot, newly paved parking area. $170,000 MLS 11-2115. Call Betty at Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group 570-287-1196 ext 3559 or 570-714-6127 LAFLIN

Located within 1 block of elementary school & neighborhood park this spacious 4 bedrooms offers 1450 sq. ft of living space with 1.75 baths, walk up attic, and partially finished basement. Extras include gas fireplace, an inground pool with fenced yard, new gas furnace & more. Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

KINGSTON

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46 Zerby Ave Lease with option to buy, completely remodeled, mint, turn key condition, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large closets, with hardwoods, carpet & tile floors, new kitchen and baths, gas heat, shed, large yard. $134,900 (30 year loan @ 4.5% with 5% down; $6,750 down, $684/month) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

LUZERNE

867 Bennett With just a minimum amount of TLC, this is a great starter home. Nice location with great view of Wyoming Valley and beyond, off street parking in rear via alley. All measurements approximate. BeinG sold “as is”. MLS 10-2774 $60,000 Call Michelle Boice 570-639-5393 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

MESHOPPEN

Novak Road

Lovely brick ranch home in great development. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. All hardwood floors, brand new roof. 2 family rooms suitable for mini apartment. 1st floor laundry, sunroom, central air, alarm system, 1 car garage and electric chair lift to lower level. Very good condition. 11-2437 $210,000 Call Nancy Answini 570-237-5999 JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444

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

SMITH HOURIGAN GROUP 570-696-1195

Stately brick 2-story featuring formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room, modern cherry kitchen, knotty pine study, spacious family room, sunroom, computer room, TV room, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths.

NEW LISTING! 5 Rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath; central air, rear patio; 1-car garage all on a fenced lot. $139,900 Call Donna 570-613-9080

LUZERNE

MLS#11-2250

$339,000 Call Ruthie 570-714-6110

SMITH HOURIGAN GROUP 570-287-1196

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Lovely, nearly completed, renovated Victorian farmhouse sits high on 7.81 acres featuring panoramic pastoral views, high ceilings, original woodwork, gutted, rewired, insulated and sheetrocked, newer roof, vinyl siding, kitchen and baths. Gas rights negotiable. Lots of potential with TLC. Elk Lake $129,900 MLS# 11-525 Call 570-696-2468

MINERS MILLS

You will be impressed by this well kept 3 bedroom charmer with intown location. Large fenced yard & 2 tiered deck-great for entertaining. Large, bright eat-in kitchen, spacious family room with fireplace & new carpet in master bedroom and hall. 1 car garage & shed. MLS# 11-1623 $109,900. Michael Slacktish 570-760-4961

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

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KINGSTON

$105,900

220 Wright Ave Modern 3 bedroom rancher. Woodburning fireplace in living room. Gas heat. Central air conditioning. Aluminum siding. Newer roof. Nice yard. Extras. MLS 11-4225 (FHA financing: $3,675 down, $585 month, 4% interest, 30 years.) $105,000 Bob Kopec HUMFORD REALTY 570-822-5126

76 N. Dawes Ave. DO THE MATH! Qualified FHA buyers could possibly be paying less than $900 per month for mortgage, taxes and insurance. NOW is the time to buy. Stop throwing your money away renting. Well cared for 2 bedroom home with private yard, garage and driveway. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-2278 $124,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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129 S. Dawes Ave. 4 bdoo 1 bath, large enclosed porch with brick fireplace. Full concrete basement with 9ft ceiling. Lots of storage, 2 car garage on double lot in a very desirable neighborhood. Close to schools and park and recreation. Walking distance to downtown WilkesBarre. Great family neighborhood. Carpet allowance will be considered. For mor info and photos visit: www.atlas realty.inc.com $129,900 MLS #11-1434 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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Enjoy the serenity of country living in this beautiful two story home on 2.23 acres. Great for entertaining inside and out. Three car attached garage with full walkup attic PLUS another 2 car detached garage. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-831 $267,000 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

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5 Raymond Drive Practically new 8 year old Bi-level with 4 bedrooms, 1 and 3/4 baths, garage, fenced yard, private dead end street. For more info and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-3422 $179,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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128 JEAN ST. Nice bi-level home on quiet street. Updated exterior. Large family room, extra deep lot. 2 car garage, enclosed rear porch and covered patio. For more information and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-2850 $184,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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Major renovations, updates, spacious, landscaped, enclosed porch and patio, 4 bedrooms.Gorgeous. Charming inside and out on half acre. Exceptional buy at $175,000 Shari Philmeck ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848

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Charming, well maintained. Front porch, foyer, hardwood floors, granite kitchen, 4 bedrooms, living room/large dining room, 2 fireplaces, 2.5 baths, sun room, basement with plenty of storage. Private English style back yard. $195,000 570-472-1110

Private country living, with easy access to interstate. Relax and enjoy this comfortable A-Frame home. Jacuzzi, large deck and gorgeous pond. Great for entertaining inside and out. For more photos and info visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3285 $249,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

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MOUNTAIN TOP 330 Charles St. Very nice 2 bedroom home in move in condition with updated kitchen and baths. Nice yard with shed and potential off street parking. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3525 $59,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

15 Albert Road Home in good condition! Nice rear yard! Basement is heated & semi finished! Hardwood floors under carpet! MLS#11-3703 $134,000 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

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210 Beechwood Dr Rare brick & vinyl tri-level featuring 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, family room with fireplace, rear patio, sprinkler system, alarm system & central air. MLS#11-2819 $199,000 CALL DONNA 570-613-9080

4 bed, 1 1/2 bath. WOW - Talk about Charm! Stained glass windows, HUGE rooms, beautiful woodwork and wood floors plus storage. Nice 162 sq ft enclosed porch, 1886 sq ft. Massive storage unit outback, can be converted to a multiple car garage. Endless possibilities here. Just needs the right person to love it back to life. MLS 11-3282. $139,900. Call/text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824

16 Hazlenut Drive New granite counter tops/island! 3 zone heat, nice lower level finished with walkout, huge inground pool, fenced yard! Large bedroom sizes. Large family room with fireplace & new carpet. New garage door! Hardwood in living room & dining room. MLS #11-2270 $389,000 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323


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3 story, 5 bedroom home completely remodeled in & out. $245k with owner financing with 20% down or will lease with option to purchase. tj2isok@gmail.com

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803 Aspen Drive Brand new carpet in lower level family room! Hardwood on 1st floor dining room, living room, bedrooms & hall! Large rear deck. Master bedroom opens to deck! Private rear yard! Basement door opens to garage. MLS #11-2282 $199,000 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

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East Noble Street Nice two family on the east side. Gas heat. Detached 2 car garage. Affordable @ $69,500. Call Jim for details TOWNE & COUNTRY R.E. CO. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708 NANTICOKE

REDUCED! Motivated Seller! $116,900. 619 S. Hanover St Nicely appointed brick 2-family. 2nd unit on 2nd and 3rd floors has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths currently at $400/ mos below market value of at least $600/mos. Most windows replaced throughout. Heated 2-car detached garage, rear covered patio, fencedin side yard. MLS#11-2538 Call Steve Shemo (570) 288-1401 (570) 793-9449

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For Sale By Owner 2+ acre lot. 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 2 story home. Hardwood floors. New roof. Large detached garage. Crestwood area school district. $69,000. Needs some TLC. Call 570-868-8223

W. Green St. Nice 2 bedroom Ranch style home, gas heat, finished basement, vinyl siding, deck. Move in Condition. Affordable @ $89,500. Call Jim TOWNE & COUNTRY REAL ESTATE Co. 570-735-8932 or 570-542-5708 NOXEN

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111 E. Grand St. One half double block. 3 bedrooms, plaster walls, aluminum siding & nice yard. Affordable @ $34,900 Call Jim Krushka TOWNE & COUNTRY REAL ESTATE Co. 570-735-8932 or 570-542-5708 NANTICOKE

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10 Garfield St. Looking for a Ranch??? Check out this double wide with attached 2 car garage on a permanent foundation. Large master bedroom suite with large living room, family room with fireplace, 2 full baths, laundry room, formal dining room, vaulted ceilings throughout and MORE! For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 10-2463 $89,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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168 Mill St. Large 3 bedroom home with 2 full baths. 7 rooms on nice lot with above ground pool. 1 car garage. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3894 $89,900 Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716

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

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38 Frothingham St. Four square home with loads of potential and needs updating but is priced to reflect its condition. Nice neighborhood. Check it out. For more info and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-3403 $62,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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10 Norman St. Brick 2 story home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, large family room with fireplace. Lower level rec room, large driveway for plenty of parking. Just off the by-pass with easy access to all major highways. For more info and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com. MLS 11-2887 $169,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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214 Elizabeth St. Cozy 3 bedroom home tastefully done. Separate 1st floor laundry, lots of storage, vinyl siding, replacement windows. 1 full bath and 2 - 1/2 baths. Finished bonus room in basement MLS 11-4172 $79,900 David Krolikowski 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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92 Tompkins Street Totally remodeled 2-story; 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car garage, deck, rear fence. MLS# 11-2770 NEW PRICE! $108,000 CALL JOE OR DONNA 570-613-9080

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31 Tedrick St. Very nice 3 bedroom with 1 bath. This house was loved and you can tell. Come see for yourself, super clean home with nice curb appeal. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3544 Reduced to $79,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

754 Laurel St. Absolutely beautiful move in condition. This 2 bedroom Ranch home with fully finished basement is in excellent condition. Come and see for yourself. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-3796 $129,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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993 Sunrise Dr. Horizon Estates Fabulous end unit townhome provides luxurious, carefree living. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with 1st floor master suite. Ultra kitchen with granite and stainless appliances. Dining room with built in cabinet. 2 story living room with gas fireplace and hardwood. 2 car garage, maintenance free deck, nice yard that can be fenced. Low HOA fee for snow removal and grass cutting. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3488 $289,900 Call Terry 570-885-3041 Angie 570-885-4896

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

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PRICED TO SELL! Brick ranch, large living room, 3 bedrooms, sun room, deck, full basement, sheds & garage on 0.54 acres$139,500 Jeannie Brady ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848

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

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NEW LISTING – Nestled on just under an acre just minutes from 81S this colonial offers 2194 sq. ft. of living area plus a finished basement. Enjoy your summer evenings on the wrap around porch or take a quick dip in the above ground pool with tier deck. The covered pavilion is ideal for picnics or gatherings And when the winter winds blow cuddle in front of the gas fireplace and enjoy a quiet night. Price to sell, $185,900 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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414 E. Grove Street 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 story with off street parking, backyard, new oil furnace, windows, wiring, kitchen, bath, flooring & paint. Excellent condition. $89,500. Seller Assist of $5,000 Call Bill Remey @ 570-714-6123

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3 bedroom, 2 bath bi-level in good condition with 2 car garage, eat-in kitchen and living room/dining room combo. Lower level has framed out family room with brick fireplace. Very nice lot. Electric base board heat. $139,900 Call Ruth Smith 570-696-1195 or 570-696-5411

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Well Maintained Double Block on Quiet Street, Great Neighborhood. Perfect Home for You With One Side Paying Most of Your Mortgage, or Would Make A Good Investment, With Separate Utilities and Great Rents. Newer Roof, Vinyl Replacement Windows, Vinyl Aluminum Siding, Walk-Up Large Attic from One Side, Lower Front and Rear Porches, With Two Rear Upper Closed In Porches. $124,900 Call Ronnie 570-262-4838

PLYMOUTH

401 W. Shawnee Ave OUT OF FLOOD AREA Beautifully redone 3-4 bedroom, 2 bath bi-level with garage on cozy corner lot near Valley West High School. New Paint, Carpeting, Appliances & more. $125,000. 570-706-5496 PLYMOUTH

Don’t miss this spacious 2 story, with a 17 x 11 Living room, formal dining room, eat in kitchen plus ½ bath on the first floor & 2 bedrooms & bath on 2nd floor. Extras include an enclosed patio and a detached garage. Reasonably priced at REDUCED! $34,900. MLS 11-2653 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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PLYMOUTH

bedrooms, huge modern kitchen, big TV room and living room, 1 bath, attic for storage, washer, dryer & 2 air conditioners included. New Roof & Furnace Furnished or unfurnished. Low Taxes! Reduced $115,900

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Enjoy the quiet life in this spacious 3 bedroom home on double lot. Features hardwood floor in dining room, covered patio, oversized 2 car garage, family room with fireplace & finished, walk out basement with another fireplace. MLS# 11-1873 $160,000 Michael Slacktish 570-760-4961

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4 Oliver Road Located in the back part of Oliver Road in a very private part of North Lake in Sweet Valley. Yearning to be restored, lake front cape cod in a very tranquil setting was formerly used as a summer home. MLS 11-2113 $99,000 Jay Crossin CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 ext. 23

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THORNHURST

67 Watkins St Large 4 bedroom with many attractive details emanating from the French door entrance foyer. MLS#11-3962 $135,000 Call Al Clemont 570-371-9381

1114 Golf Course Dr Raised Ranch with 3 bedrooms & attached garage. Spacious wrap around deck and enclosed patio. ADT security system has also been recently installed. 11-8467 $125,000

SHAVERTOWN

Lovely 3 bedroom 2400 sf Cape Cod with modern eat-in kitchen, large sunroom & family room. Master bedroom with master bath. Central air, gas heat & 2 car garage. Very well landscaped with beautiful paver sidewalks. Quiet neighborhood. Possible 6 month rental for the right tenant. $229,000 Call Ruth Smith 570-696-1195 or 570-696-5411

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OUT OF FLOOD ZONE North Street Large raised ranch with 2 car garage. Modern kitchen, 3 bedrooms, living room, family room, 3 season porch, finished lower level with 1½ bath & laundry. $139,900 570-779-2424 PLYMOUTH

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

WEST HAZLETON

100 Warren St 16,000 sq. ft. commercial building with warehouse / offices. Great location. 1 block west of Route 93. Approx. 3 miles from 80/81 intersection. Many possibilities for this property--storage lockers; flea market; game/ entertainment center; laundromat; auto garage. $119,000 Call Karen at Century 21 Select Group - Hazleton 570-582-4938

WEST PITTSTON

16 Miller St. 4 bedroom Cape Cod, one with hardwood floors. Central air, nice yard in Garden Village. For more info and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-3645 $129,900 Call Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716

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Woodridge I This spacious 2 story sits on a private partially wooded lot with inground pool. Plenty of living space, living room with fireplace, first floor den, and laundry, needs some attention but well worth the price. $159,900 Ann Marie Chopick 570-288-6654

Beautiful 2 story, 3 bedroom home. Modern kitchen & bath. Nice yard. Gas heat. $69,900. Call 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

SWOYERSVILLE

396 Cedar Lane Retreat to this charming Pocono Style Contemporary. A stones throw to Pennsylvania's state gamelands. Relax or entertain outdoors and enjoy Pennsylvania's abundant wildlife. 11-4354 $119,999

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* NEW LISTING! * Great space in this 2-story coveted Dallas neighborhood! Lots of oak on 1st floor, door, moldings, kitchen, beams; finished basement, 3-season room, bonus room on 2nd floor with computer nook. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, office on 1st floor, dual heat/air units. MLS#11-4064 $349,900 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

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

SHICKSHINNY

Great New Construction on 2 Acres with 1 year Builders Warranty! 2 Story home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room with gas fireplace , dining room, kitchen, breakfast room & laundry room. dining room with tray ceiling, whirlpool tub in master bath plus 2 car attached garage, open front porch & rear deck. MLS 11-2453 $275,000 FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY 570-542-2141

WEST PITTSTON

68 Laurel Drive True log home, inside and out. 4 bedroom / 2 bath home with full basement. located in quiet community. Knotty pine interior, living room fireplace, wrap decking, paved drive and more. MLS 11-4211 $114,900

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Well cared for and nicely kept. A place to call home! Complete with 2 car oversized garage, central air, first floor laundry, eat in kitchen. Convenient to shopping, West Pittston pool and ball fields. PRICE REDUCED! $114,900 MLS 11-583 Call Judy Rice 570-714-9230

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SWOYERSVILLE

OUT OF FLOOD ZONE Estate. Nice brick front ranch home on a corner lot. 1 car attached garage, circle driveway, central air. 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath with 2 showers, Full basement with brand new water proofing system that includes a warranty. Great location. MLS 11-2127 $108,500 Call/text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824

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438 Tripp St

Affordable living on ¾ acre, one mile from Tunkhannock. Cape Cod, 4 bedrooms, appliances stay, newer metal roof and replacement windows. Great price at $119,500! Shari Philmeck ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848 TUNKHANNOCK

Lovely bi-level, 4 bedroom home situated on scenic one acre with pond, above ground pool, shed and fruit trees. Stay cozy with 2 gas stoves and coal stove (in addition to electric heating.) Great buy at $189,900 Shari Philmek ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848 WAPWALLOPEN

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Luxurious End Townhouse

Adorable seasonal cottage with rights for North Lake. Two bedrooms, furnished, 10x10 shed, front porch with roof, deck, tip-top condition! Make it your getaway for just $68,900! Shari Philmeck ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848

321 Franklin St. Great 2 bedroom starter home in the “Garden Village”. Brand new flooring throughout, fresh paint, vinyl siding and replacement windows. Newer electric service, eat in kitchen w/breakfast bar. 1st floor laundry room and off street parking. MLS 11-2302 $89,500 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSING REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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SUNDAY, DEC-11 12 NOON – 2 PM 50 Broad Street, Nicely appointed, all brick Ranch with brand new kitchen features wood cabinetry, granite countertop, new stove and dishwasher, microwave. Totally renovated bath with beautiful decorative tile & double vanity. Refinished original hardwood floors. This home has a phenomenal view from the kitchen, living room & dining room. Lower level has kitchenette, full bath & plenty of dry walled area. MLS#11-1844 Directions: Rte 11 turn on Northampton St., straight on Main, follow to right on Williams, left on Hurbane, right on Conner, right on Broad St. Hostess: Margaret Reasonably priced at $174,900. 613-9080

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74 W. Carey St. Affordable home with 1 bedroom, large living room, stackable washer & dryer, eat in kitchen. Yard with shed. Low taxes. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-4068 $37,500 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, gas heat, Central Air, master bath with whirlpool tub & shower, lovely landscaped fenced yard, 1 car garage. Great Location. MLS#11-3533 Call Nancy Palumbo 570-714-9240

604 Lily Lake Road 3 bedroom home in beautiful country setting. Large 3 stall detached garage. Priced to sell. MLS#11-1046 $104,900 Owner willing to sell separate detached garage parcel for $39,900

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

WHITE HAVEN

123 Fern Ridge Rd.

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White-Haven Pocono's. Nice 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Ranch. Great Vacation Home or Year round Home. Community Lake & other amenities. Close to Hunting, Fishing, Golf and Skiing. Close to Rt 80. All offers contingent to bank short sale approval. REDUCED! $67,900 MLS# 11-765 Call Tony Wasco 570-855-2424 Trademark Realtor Group 570-613-9090


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124 Holiday Drive 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Brick fireplace in living room. Large front deck. Screened porch. Unfinished dry basement. Sold furnished. Home close to Route 940, Interstate 80, NE Ext to PA turnpike, Route 81. Open floor plan. MLS 11-5369 $89,000

156 Sherman Street HANDYMAN SPECIAL. Extra Large duplex with 7 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, screened porch, full basement and 2 car garage on double lot in WilkesBarre City. $59,500 ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848

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49 Hillard St. Great 3 bedroom home with large modern kitchen. Ductless air conditioning on 1st floor. Laundry on 2nd floor. Nice deck and fenced in yard. Off street parking for 2 cards via rear alley MLS 11-2896 $85,000 Call Shelby Watchilla 570-762-6969 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE 60 Saint Clair St

WHITE HAVEN

180 Woodhaven Tucked at the end of a natural Spring-fed Lake, a quiet, restful setting gives you the peace and tranquility you’re searching for. Sophisticated log design features cathedral ceilings with expansive glass to soak in the view overlooking the lake. Expansive living area with high, vaulted ceiling leads your eye to the open loft and wide Catwalk. Easy access to decks and patio from every level to enjoy nature at it’s best. Huge 840 sq. foot, guest quarters –so very convenient for friends and family. Call now to learn more about this very special property. MLS 11-5544 $374,900

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Great first home or down size. Nice clean move in ready no lawn work here. 2 car detached garage and best of all the Mortgage is probably lower than your rent payment. $52,500 MLS# 11-871 Call Tony Wasco 570-855-2424 Trademark Realtor Group 570-613-9090

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30-31 Oak Drive 3 Bedroom, 2 bath single family. 11-6522 $129,900

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Great 4 bedroom home with new kitchen, furnace and bath. Laundry room off kitchen. Newer windows and roof. Hardwood on first floor. Off street parking. Older one car garage. Walk up attic. MLS 11-1478 $69,000 Call Nancy Answini 570-237-5999 JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444

Spacious 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths with textured ceilings, updated kitchen, all appliances including dishwasher, tiled bath with whirlpool tub, 2nd floor laundry room. Replacement windows. DRASTIC REDUCTION $60,000 MLS# 11-88 Call Arlene Warunek 570-650-4169

WILKES-BARRE

116 Amber Lane Ver y nice bilevel home with newer laminate floors, vaulted ceiling, 2 large bedrooms. Finished lower level with 1/2 bath and laundry room. Large family room, built in garage, and wood pellet stove. No sign, alarm system. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3290 $89,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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134 Brown Street Nicely remodeled, spacious 2-story with attached garage on corner lot. Modern, eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances; large lower level Theatre Room and additional rec room with dry bar and 5th bedroom. Newer roof, mostly newer replacement windows & gas furnace. MLS# 11-1817 REDUCED TO $79,900 Call Steve Shemo (570) 288-1401 (570) 793-9449

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PRICE REDUCED! 166 Jones Street Nice starter home. Spacious sideyard with off street parking, hardwood floors under carpet in living room & dining room, newer furnace. MLS #11-2979 $38,000 Call Debra at 570-714-9251

DOUBLE LOT IN WILKES-BARRE CITY Extra large duplex. Total 7 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors, fireplace, screened porch, full basement and 2 car garage. $58,000. Jeannie Brady ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848

Location, Location, location! Either you are looking to raise your family or just work from home this amazing brick ranch style property has it all. Zoned commercial, 3 very large bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, full finished basement, library room, oversized living room, formal dining room and so much more. You have to see it to appreciate. Call today for a private tour of the property. 1 year Home Warranty. MLS 11-1870 PRICE REDUCTION!!! OWNER WANTS OFFERS $275,000 Call Tony Wasco 570-855-2424 Trademark Realtor Group 570-613-9090 WYOMING

WILKES-BARRE REDUCED

WILKES-BARRE

Great price! 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, needs some love. High ceilings, open floor plan downstairs, extra room upstairs for closet, office, storage, whatever you need. Subject to short sale, bank approval. $37,900 MLS 11-3134 Call/text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824

Smith Hourigan Group (570) 696-1195

WILKES-BARRE

32 Wilson St No need for flood or mine subsidence insurance. 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in a safe, quiet neighborhood. Aluminum siding. Corner, 105’x50’ lot. Fenced in yard. Appraised at $57,000. Serious inquiries only. Call 570-826-1458 for appointment

60 Kulp St. 3-4 bedroom, 2 story home with well kept hardwood floors throughout. Private driveway with parking for 2 cards and nearly all replacement windows. MLS 11-2897 $59,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

MOTIVATED SELLER!! Nicely maintained 2-story traditional in great neighborhood. Modern oak kitchen, open layout in family room/den with new floors, above ground pool in fenced rear yard. 1-car detached garage with workshop area, all on a nice wide lot. MLS#11-2428 REDUCED TO $139,900 Call Steve Shemo (570) 288-1401 (570) 793-9449

WYOMING

WILKES-BARRE To Settle Estate $60,000

WILKES-BARRE

WILKES-BARRE 100 Darling St

Nice tow bedroom single, gas heat, enclosed porch, fenced yard. Close to downtown & colleges. Affordable at $42,500. Call TOWN & COUNTRY REAL ESTATE CO. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708

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26-28-30 Blackman Street Nice investment triplex conveniently located on bus route close to schools. Grosses over $3,000/month! Separate gas, electric & water; parking for 10+ cars. Reduced to $94,900. MLS#11-423 Call Steve Shemo (570) 288-1401 (570) 793-9449

WILKES-BARRE

Lot 39 Mayock St. 9' ceilings throughout 1st floor, granite countertops in kitchen. Very bright. 1st floor master bedroom & bath. Not yet assessed. End unit. Modular construction. MLS #10-3180 $179,500 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

WILKES-BARRE 35 Hillard Street

Nice home, great price. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, wood floors, off street parking, Approx 1312sq ft. Currently rented out for $550 monthly, no lease. Keep it as an investment or make this your new home. MLS 11-3207 $46,000 Call/text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824

WILKES-BARRE PARSONS Reduced - $79,900

WYOMING

1702 W. Eighth St. 1 story Ranch with 100x200 lot, paved driveway, new energy star replacement windows. Excellent starter home. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-2912 $89,500 Fred Mecadon 570-817-5792

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12 Reid st. Spacious Bi-level home in semi-private location with private back yard. 3 season room. Gas fireplace in lower level family room. 4 bedrooms, garage. For more informtion and photos visit wwww.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 10-4740 $149,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

YATESVILLE

40 Fifth st

AVOCA

25 St. Mary’s St. 3,443 sq. ft. masonry commercial building with warehouse/office and 2 apartments with separate electric and heat. Perfect for contractors or anyone with storage needs. For more information and photos log onto www.atlas realtyinc.com. Reduced to $89,000 MLS #10-3872 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

HANOVER TWP 22 W. Germania St

262 Stucker Ave & Extra Lot (3rd street after baseball field) 7 room (3 bedrooms), 1 1/2 baths. Lower Level has family room and 1 car attached garage. To settle Estate. Drastically reduced. Original price $119,900, now reduced to $79,900. 10-2472 Call Joe Bruno 570-824-4560 JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481

Very nice 2family,one side move in the other rented separate utilities, 6 rooms each side plus 1/2 bath upstairs each side. Wonderful neighborhood plus short walking distance to Wyoming Avenue. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com 11-4027 $124,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

Willow View Dev. 7 Osborne Drive This home features a great layout with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, family room with fireplace in a beautiful development. Just add your own touches and you’ll have a wonderful home. For more info and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com. MLS 11-4320 $229,000 Call Terry 570-885-3041 Angie 570-885-4896

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Income & Commercial Properties

LAFLIN

33 Market St. Commercial/residential property featuring Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, newly remodeled bathroom, in good condition. Commercial opportunity for office in attached building. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3450 Reduced $159,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716

NANTICOKE

909

Income & Commercial Properties

912 Lots & Acreage DALLAS

This 6,600 sq. ft. concrete block building has multiple uses. 5 offices & kitchenette. Over 5,800 sq. ft. warehouse space (high ceilings). 2 overhead doors. $85,000 MLS 10-1326 Bob Kopec HUMFORD REALTY 570-822-5126

HUGHESTOWN

423 E. Church St. Great 2 family in move in condition on both sides, Separate utilities, 6 rooms each. 3 car detached garage in super neighborhood. Walking distance to college. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-1608 $123,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716

P E N D I N G

107-109 E. Carey St. High traffic, high potential location with enough space for 2 second floor apartments. A stones throw away from the casino. Large front windows for showroom display. Basement & sub - basement for additional storage or workspace. PRICE REDUCED $99,500 MLS# 10-1919 Call Stanley (570) 817-0111 COLDWELL BANKER RUNDLE REAL ESTATE 570-474-2340 PLYMOUTH

New Goss Manor lots. Prices ranging from $59,900 to $69,900. Public water, sewer, gas & electric available. Call Kevin Smith 570-696-1195 or 570-696-5420

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EXETER

Ida Acres, Wyoming Area School District. 6 lots remain, starting at $38,000. Private setting. Underground utilities. 570-947-4819

155 E Walnut St. Good investment property knocking on your door. Don't miss out, come and see for yourself. Also included in the sale of the property is the lot behind the home. Lot size is 25X75, known as 147 Cherry St. $82,000 MLS# 10-2666 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

Out of flood area. 100x125ft. All utilities in place. Building moratorium does not apply to this lot. $45,000 reduced to $42,000 Call 570-655-0530

HARDING

Mt. Zion Road One acre lot just before Oberdorfer Road. Great place to build your dream home MLS 11-3521 $29,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

SCRANTON

P E N D I N G

JENKINS TWP.

1334 Main St. 1 story, 2,600 sq. ft. commercial building, masonry construction with offices and warehousing. Central air, alarm system and parking. Great for contractors or anyone with office/storage needs. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-3156 $84,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

KINGSTON

584 Wyoming Ave. MOTIVATED SELLER! Three large offices along with a reception area with builtin secretarial/paralegal work stations; a large conference room with built-in bookshelves, kitchenette and bathroom. Lower level has 7 offices, 2 bathrooms, plenty of storage. HIGHLY visible location, offstreet parking. Why rent office space? Use part of building & rent space- share expenses and build equity. MLS#11-995 REDUCED TO $399,000 Judy Rice 570-714-9230 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

Nice duplex zoned commercial, can be used for offices as well as residential. All separate utilities. Keep apt. space or convert to commercial office space. Adjacent lot for sale by same owner. MLS 11-2176 $85,900 Jay A. Crossin CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 ext. 23

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94 Church St. Spacious double block, one with one side owner occupied, 2nd side needs cosmetic care. Off street parking for 2 vehicles, walking distance to the downtown. Pool and patio deck. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-3292 $76,500 Call Bill Williams 570-362-4158

PITTSTON

Duplex. Aluminum siding, oil heat, semi - modern kitchens, long term tenant. On a spacious 50’ x 150’ lot. Motivated Seller. REDUCED. $37,900 Anne Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

570-288-6654 PITTSTON

SALE OR LEASE PRICE REDUCED Modern office building, parking for 12 cars. Will remodel to suit tenant. $1800/mo or purchase for $449,000 MLS 11-751 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

PITTSTON Township Blvd.

MAKE AN OFFER! Ideal location between WilkesBarre & Scranton. Ample parking with room for additional spaces. Perfect for medical or professional offices. Contact agent to show. Asking $945,000 Contact Judy Rice 570-714-9230 MLS# 10-1110

SWEET VALLEY

Mooretown Road Well and septic already on site. Build your home on this beautiful 2.2 acre lot. 2 car garage on site with fruit trees, flowers, grape vines and dog run. From Dallas take Rt. 118 to right on Rt. 29 N, left on Mooretown Road for about 1/2 mile, see sign on left. MLS 11-2779 $59,200 Call Patty Lunski 570-735-7494 Ext. 304 ANTONIK AND ASSOCIATES, INC. 570-735-7494

WYOMING COUNTY

14+ acres, Rt. 29 Noxen, bordering StateGame Lands. Great for hunting or private home site. Low taxes. $105,000. Please call 570-690-5951

915 Manufactured Homes

ASHLEY PARK

Laurel Run & San Souci Parks, Like new, several to choose from, Financing &Warranty, MobileOneSales.net Call (570)250-2890

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LAFLIN Lot#9 Pinewood Dr 165 Searle St. Double block home, great investment propPerty or live in one side and rent the other. Two 3 bedroom, 6 room 1/2 doubles . Great walk up attic on both sides. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-3915 $49,900

912 Lots & Acreage

PLAINS

EXETER

KINGSTON 7 Hoyt St

WILKES-BARRE

35 Murray St. Large well kept 6 bedroom home in quiet neighborhood. Off street parking, good size back yard. Owner very motivated to sell. MLS 10-3668 $79,900 Call Don Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

Income & Commercial Properties

JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE

570-288-7481

WILKES-BARRE

Great neighborhood surrounds this updated 2 story home with original woodwork. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,500sf oak eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, stained glass windows, large rooms, fenced yard, deck. Zoned R1 Single Family Zone. $79,900 MLS #11-599 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

314 Horton Street Wonderful home, 6 rooms - 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, two-story, living room with built-in bookcase, formal dining room with entrance to delightful porch. Eat-in kitchen. Private lot, detached garage. A must see home. MLS 11-2721 New Price $60,000 GO TO THE TOP... CALL

Very nice ranch on corner lot in great neighborhood & out of flood zone! Sharp hardwood floors in 2 bedrooms & dining room. Finished basement with 3rd bedroom. Relaxing flagstone screened porch. 1 car garage. One block from elementary school plus high school bus stops at property corner! MLS#11-3831 $139,500 Call Steve Shemo (570) 288-1401 (570) 793-9449

909

Live in one and rent the others to pay for your mortgage! This Multi-Unit features gorgeous hardwood floors in the 1st level apartment. 2nd level apartment has 4 bedrooms! Lower Level apartment has cozy efficiency. Plenty of parking & 2 car carport is another highlight. Call Jesicca Skoloda 570-237-0463 JesiccaSkoloda Realtor@gmail.com MLS# 11-2741 $119,999 570-696-2468

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME

on one of the last available lots in desirable Laflin. Convenient location near highways, airport, casino & shopping. DIRECTIONS Rt 315 to laflin Rd; make left off Laflin Rd onto Pinewood Dr. Lot is on corner of Pinewood Dr. and Hickorywood Dr. MLS 11-3411 $34,900 atlas realtyinc.com Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

LEHMAN WILKES-BARRE 495-497 S. Grant St

New Listing!

Nice double block in good condition with 2 bedrooms on each side. New vinyl siding. Bathrooms recently remodeled. Roof is 2 years old. Fully rented. Tenants pay all utilities. MLS11-580.$55,500 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468

WILKES-BARRE

98-100 Lockhart St

Great Investment Opportunity. Separate utilities. Motivated seller! MLS 11-4330 $80,000 Maria Huggler CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-587-7000

WYOMING PRICE REDUCED!

285 Wyoming Ave. First floor currently used as a shop, could be offices, etc. Prime location, corner lot, full basement. 2nd floor is 3 bedroom apartment plus 3 car garage and parking for 6 cars. For more information and photos go to www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS #10-4339 $169,900 Call Charlie VM 101

912 Lots & Acreage

DALLAS

63 acres. Wooded parcel. 5,000’ roadfront on 2 paved roads. Level & rolling. In Dallas Twp. $425,000 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

Market Street OVERLOOKING THE HUNTSVILLE GOLF COURSE. Own and build your own dream house overlooking the 10th green at the prestigious Huntsville Golf Course. Picturesque setting in the Back Mountain area of Lehman. Near Penn State College, Lehman. Accessed by Market St., downtown Lehman corner off Rt. 118 or passed the Huntsville dam. Driveway in place, septic approved. All on over 1 acre of prime 10th green view land. MLS#11-2860 $107,000 Bob Cook 570-696-6555

MOUNTAIN TOP

333 Oakmont Lane Owner had property surveyed.Copies available upon request. Property was partially cleared for a home 2-3 years ago MLS 11-3300 $39,900 John Shelley 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

MOUNTAIN TOP

Crestwood Schools! 126 Acres for Sale! Mostly wooded with approx. 970 ft on Rt. 437 in Dennison Twp. $459,000 Call Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

MOUNTAIN TOP

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

WE BUY HOUSES 570-472-3472

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DALLAS

2 bedrooms, fridge, w/d and stove provided, off-street parking, no pets. $650/mo + utilities, & security. Water & sewer included. Call 570-674-7898

PLAINS

1 bedroom, refrigerator, stove and washer provided, no pets, $375./per month, Call (570) 239-6586

PLAINS

Furnished 1 bedroom, luxury apartment. EVERYTHING INCLUDED. Heat, hot water, A/C, electric, phone, cable. Private, no smoking, no pets. 570-954-0869

PLYMOUTH FURNISHED APARTMENT Available immedi-

ately, refrigerator and stove provided, off-street parking, no pets, utilities all paid, Call (570) 881-0636

WEST PITTSTON

Attractive 1 room furnished efficiency. Cherry kitchen cabinets, granite bath, built-ins, washer/ dryer. Security & references. Non smokers, no pets. $625. Includes heat & water. 570-655-4311

WILKES-BARRE

2 apartments. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. appliances incl. W/d in both. $650/mo plus utilities. Security deposit of $650. Call (717) 713-3902 before 9:00 p.m. to set an appointment or email: tarinhoupt @hotmail.com

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ASHLEY TWO APARTMENTS Brand new 2 bedroom, washer/dryer hookup, $550 month + utilities 4 bedroom, full basement, washer / dryer hookup, $500 month +. 570-868-6020

ASHLEY

We Care about the place you call home, & we want you to care about it too!! 2 & 3 bedrooms, reserved parking. Short block to bus stop. $675 & 725 rent includes heat/water/sewer & trash. Application, references, background check, smoke free, pet free, lease + security. Call Terry 570-824-1022

BACK MOUNTAIN

Cozy 1 bedroom. Heat & Appliances. $550/ month. 570-574-2588

DALLAS TWP

CONDO FOR LEASE:

$1,800. 2 bedroom/ 2 Bath. Call Us to discuss our great Amenity & Maintenance program! Call 570-674-5278

DALLAS Š Large 3 bedroom

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HANOVER TWP.

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, all appliances provided, off-street parking, no pets, no smoking. Heat, sewer, hot water included, $550 per month + 1st & last month & $400 security de-posit. Call: 570-852-0252 after 8:00 a.m.

HANOVER TWP.

Lyndwood Ave. 3 bedrooms, 1st floor, in nice neighborhood. Dishwasher, washer/dryer hook up. Parking, porch storage. $600/per month + utilities & security deposit. Call 904-382-4509

HANOVER TWP.

Modern 1 bedroom, bath with shower, refrigerator and stove, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, $400/month, plus utilities, & security. Call 570-825-2431

HANOVER TWP. Newly remodeled

large 2nd floor 1 bedroom apartment with hardwood floors. $750/month + utilities. Call John Thomas 570-287-1196 or 570-714-6124

2nd floor. No pets. Off street parking. Call Joe 570-881-2517

SMITH HOURIGAN GROUP

Dallas, Pa. MEADOWS APARTMENTS 220 Lake St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,250. 570-675-6936, 8 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

1 bedroom, LAKE FRONT apartments. Wall to wall, appliances, lake rights, off street parking. No Pets. Lease, security & references. 570-639-5920

DUPONT Completely remodeled, modern 2 bedroom townhouse style apartment. Lots of closet space, with new carpets and completely repainted. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer hook up. Nice yard & neighborhood, no pets. $595 + security. Call 570-479-6722

EXETER 2 bedroom, modern kitchen and bath, Includes OSP stove, fridge, heat, water, sewer. No Pets. $650. 570-693-1294

FALLS 1 bedroom, bath.

Basement apt. Private entrance, offstreet parking. Utilities & appliances included. No smoking or pets $500/mo + security 570-388-6603

FORTY FORT

Newly renovated, great neighborhood. Non smoking. Oak floors, new carpet in master bedroom. new windows, bath & shower. Stove & fridge, dishwasher. Off street parking, coin-op laundry. $575 + gas, electric & water. References required. No pets. 570-779-4609 or 570-407-3991

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HUDSON

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hookup, full basement, no pets, $625/month, water & sewer paid, security. 570-829-5378

KINGSTON - NEW

Ford Avenue Quiet 2 bedroom, second floor. Pantry, storage, w/d, garage. NO PETS $600 + security Call Jay at 570-430-0093

KINGSTON

1 bedroom. Available now. $425 + security & electric. Call 570-829-0847

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131 S. Maple Ave. 3 room apartment 2nd floor. Heat & hot water included. Coin Laundry. Off street parking. No pets/smoking. $645 570-288-5600 or 570-479-0486

KINGSTON

1st floor, 2 bedrooms, private parking, quiet neighborhood, near colleges. $600/month + utilities, 1 month rent & security. AVAILABLE NOW! 570-656-7125

KINGSTON

4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, all gas heat, off-street parking, no pets, $795/month, plus utilities, & security Call 570-706-5628 or 570-574-5547 KINGSTON 595 MARKET ST

BRAND NEW 2 bedroom

apartment. $650 + utilities. No pets / No smoking. Off street parking, air, new appliances & microwave, laundry. Security, references & Background check required. 570-288-4508

KINGSTON Newly remodeled

2 bedroom, dining & living room, off street parking. All new appliances. $575 month + utilities, security & references. Water & sewer included. Absolutely No Pets.570-239-7770

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IN THE HEART OF WILKES-BARRE

Immediate Occupancy!!

Efficiencies available @30% of income

MARTIN D. POPKY APARTMENTS

61 E. Northampton St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 • Affordable Senior Apartments • Income Eligibility Required • Utilities Included! • Low cable rates; • New appliances; • Laundry on site; • Activities! •Curbside Public Transportation

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KINGSTON

SDK GREEN ACRES HOMES 11 Holiday Drive

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

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

KINGSTON

Wyoming Avenue 2nd floor, 1 bedroom, appliances, laundry room. $490 + electric. Security & references. 570-696-1600

KINGSTON Wyoming Avenue

2nd floor, 1 bedroom, appliances included, no pets, $425 + utilities. Call 570-287-9631 or 570-696-3936

LARKSVILLE

3 bedroom, 1 bath. $725. With discount. All new hardwood floors and tile. New cabinets / bathroom. Dishwasher, garbage disposal. Washer/dryer hookup. Off street parking. Facebook us at BOVO Rentals 570-328-9984

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NANTICOKE

2nd Floor apartment for a tenant who wants the best. Bedroom, living room, kitchen & bath. Brand new. Washer/dryer hookup, air conditioned. No smoking or pets. 2 year lease, all utilities by tenant. Sewer & garbage included. Security, first & last month’s rent required. $440.00 570-735-5064 NANTICOKE

3 BEDROOM 1/2 DOUBLE Washer/dryer hook-

up. Off street parking: Garage & yard $640.+ utilities. Now accepting section 8. 570-237-5823 for appointment

NANTICOKE

3 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, offstreet parking, $595 per month + utilities, security, lease. Also 2 bedroom $495. HUD accepted. Call 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727

NANTICOKE

wall, off-street parking, coin laundry, water, sewer & garbage included. $495/ month + security & lease. HUD accepted. Call 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727

2 bedrooms, two floors, non-smoking, no pets, oil heat. $430 + security and references 570-678-5455 or 570-868-7020

LUZERNE 41 Mill Street.

NANTICOKE

LUZERNE

Efficiency. 2 rooms plus bath. Some utilities included. $415/month Lease & security. Call after 6 p.m. 570-220-6533

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MOUNTAIN TOP

1 Bedroom apartments for elderly, disabled. Rents based on 30% of ADJ gross income. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. TTY711 or 570-474-5010 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.

MOUNTAIN TOP 3 bedroom, 2 bath

apartment. Off street parking. Big yard. Nice neighborhood. Crestwood school district. $1,000 + utilities, security & lease. Call 570-678-7801

MOUNTAIN TOP WOODBRYN 1 & 2 Bedroom.

No pets. Rents based on income start at $405 & $440. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. 570-474-5010 TTY711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Immediate Openings!

NANTICOKE 2 bedroom, 1st

floor. Large eat in kitchen, fridge, electric stove, large living room, w/w carpeting, master bedroom with custom built in furniture. Ample closet space. Front/back porches, off street parking, laundry room available. No dogs, smoking, water, sewer, garbage paid. $525/mo + gas, electric, security, lease, credit, background check. (570) 696-3596

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HANOVER SECTION

Second floor, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, appliances, air conditioning, heat & hot water, no smoking or pets. $625/ mo. 570-735-8939

PITTSTON 152 Elizabeth Street

Spacious 2 bedroom apartment with ample closet space. Off street parking. All utilities and appliances included. No pets. $795 + lease & security. Call 570-510-7325 PITTSTON AVAILABLE DEC. 1 2 bedroom, modern and clean. Includes stove and fridge. W/d hookup. Landlord pays sewer and garbage, tenant pays heat, water & electric. NO PETS Lease & security required. $550/mo 570-829-1578

PITTSTON TWP. Attractive weekly & monthly rates for single & double rooms and suites. Water, heat, cable & maid service included. AMERICA’S BEST VALUE INN Call 570-655-1234

PLAINS

17 E. Carey St Clean 2nd floor, modern 1 bedroom apartments. Stove, fridge, heat & hot water included. No pets. Off street parking. $490 + security, 1 yr lease Call 570-822-6362 570-822-1862 Leave Message PLAINS 1st floor. Modern 2 bedroom. Kitchen with appliances. All new carpet. Convenient location. No smoking. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-9234

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PLAINS Remodeled

2nd floor, 1 bedroom apartment. New kitchen & bath. Pergo floor. Laundry room with Washer / dryer. Plenty of storage. Option to rent garage space for additional $50. Pets negotiable. $700 + security & utilities. Call 570-690-2579

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EAST MOUNTAIN APARTMENTS Regions Best Address

• 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts.

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts.

822-4444

PLYMOUTH

3 bedroom 2 story single home for rent with option to buy. Great opportunity for a buyer lacking down payment. Home is remodeled from top to bottom. Tenant pays utilities. $600/month. Call Judi 570-814-5319 or 570-474-6307

SMITH HOURIGAN GROUP SHAVERTOWN APARTMENT Nifty location! 4 rooms, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, living room, kitchen and den. All appliances, owner pays utilities except electric. $700 month. No pets, 1 year lease, offstreet parking. Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

SWOYERSVILLE

2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, carpeting, all appliances, washer/dryer, off-street parking, no pets. Water & hot water included. Gas heat paid by tenant. $475/month + security & lease. Call 570-675-7836

SWOYERSVILLE

Available immediately, 2nd floor, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, refrigerator and stove, off-street parking, no pets, living room & kitchen. $385/month, plus utilities, & security. Call 570-287-0451 or 570-239-3897

SWOYERSVILLE Roomy 1 bedroom.

Extra large walk in closet. Equipped with range, refrigerator, washer & dryer. New tile bath. Security, references & lease. No pets. $575/month. Utilities by tenant. 570-287-5775 570-332-1048

WEST PITTSTON

203 Delaware Ave. Out of flood zone. 4 rooms, no pets, no smoking, off street parking. Includes heat, water, sewer, fridge, stove, w/d. High security bldg. 1st floor or 2nd floor 570-655-9711

WEST PITTSTON

East Packer Avenue 2 bedroom Townhouse with full basement, 1 bath, off street parking. $625/mo + utilities. No Pets. 570-2831800 M-F, 570-3886422 all other times West Pittston, Pa. GARDEN VILLAGE APARTMENTS 221 Fremont St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,250. 570-655-6555, 8 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

WILKES-BARRE

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

Call TODAY For AVAILABILITY!! www.mayflower crossing.com Certain Restrictions Apply*

WILKES-BARRE 135 Westminster

St., 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, living room. Laundry hookup. Recently renovated. Pet friendly. Section 8 Welcome. $495 + utilities. Call 570-814-9700

WILKES-BARRE

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

NANTICOKE

347 Hanover St. Large 1 bedroom, 1st floor, wall to wall carpet, eat-in kitchen with appliances, washer & dryer hookup, porch & shared yard. Sewer & garbage included. $395/mo + utilities & security. New energy efficient gas furnace. Pet Friendly. Call 570-814-1356

LUZERNE 1 bedroom, wall to

Convenient to Cross Valley, large 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, large living room with ceiling fan, large bath with shower, utility room with washer & dryer, large closets professionally organized, off street parking, no smoking $595 + utilities. 570-288-3438

941

288-6300

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151 W. River St. NEAR WILKES 1st floor. 2 bedrooms, carpet. Appliances included. Sewer & trash paid. Tenant pays gas, water & electric. Pet friendly. Security deposit & 1st months rent required. $600. 570-969-9268

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

WILKES-BARRE 1st floor, 3 sizeable bedrooms, 1.5 baths, big living room, plenty of closets. Front and side entrance, OSP. $695/mo incl.water. 1 year lease, security and application fee. Call Holly 570-821-07022 EILEEN R. MELONE REAL ESTATE 570-821-7022

WILKES-BARRE

2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment near General Hospital. $525 utilities, first, last & security. No pets. 570-821-0463 570-417-3427

WILKES-BARRE

3 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator, stove & dishwasher, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, pets ok with fee, $650/ month, plus security and utilities. Call 570-650-1575

WILKES-BARRE

9 Sycamore St. (off W. Chestnut near General Hospital) Clean 1st floor, 1 bedroom, bath. Appliances with range, fridge, microwave, includes water and sewage. Section 8 welcome. No smoking or pets. Security $475 + utilities. 570-829-1253 570-817-5345 (c)

WILKES-BARRE

Clean, 2 bedroom, duplex. Stove, hookups, parking, yard. No pets/no smoking. $475 + utilities. Call 570-868-4444

WILKES-BARRE For lease, available December 5th. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath room, refrigerator and stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, no pets, $400/per month, plus utilities, $200/security deposit. Call (570) 688-4925

WILKES-BARRE

“GENERAL HOSPITAL” VICINITY

Super Clean, remodeled compact 3 rooms, laundry, appliances, off street parking 1 car. $470 + utilities. EMPLOYMENT, CREDIT, LEASE REQUIRED. NO PETS/SMOKING. Managed Building!

AMERICA REALTY 288-1422 WILKES-BARRE

In desirable area. 2 bedrooms, newly renovated, close to public transportation. $500/month + utilities. 973-216-9174

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH SECURE BUILDINGS 1 & 2 bedroom

apartments. Starting at $440 and up. References required. Section 8 ok. 570-332-5723

WILKES-BARRE

Three room, one bedroom, all freshly painted with new flooring throughout. Includes stove, washer & dryer in laundry area and off street parking in private, well-lit lot. Water and sewer included, electricity by tenant. $460/ month. Security, application, references and lease required. No smokers, No pets. Call 570-814-9574

WILKES-BARRE Š1 bedroom water included Š2 bedroom water included Š1 bedroom efficiency water included Š2 bedroom single family Š3 bedroom single family HANOVER Š4 bedroom large affordable Š2 bedroom NANTICOKE Š2 bedroom large, water included PITTSTON ŠLarge 1 bedroom water included PLAINS Š1 bedroom water included KINGSTON Š3 Bedroom Half Double KINGSTON Š2 bedroom water included McDermott & McDermott Real Estate Inc. Property Management 570-821-1650 (direct line) Mon-Fri. 8-7pm Sat. 8-noon

WILKES-BARRE/NORTH 2B EDROOM AVAILABLE NOW!!

Recently renovated, spacious, wood floors, all kitchen appliances included, parking available. $500 + utilities Call Agnes 347-495-4566

WYOMING

BLANDINA APARTMENTS Deluxe 1 & 2 bedroom. Wall to Wall carpet. Some utilities by tenant. No pets. Non-smoking. Elderly community. Quiet, safe. Off street parking. Call 570-693-2850

WYOMING

Updated 1 bedroom. New Wall to wall carpet. Appliances furnished. Coin op laundry. $550. Heat, water & sewer included. Call 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727

944

Commercial Properties

944

Commercial Properties

OFFICE OR STORE NANTICOKE

1280 sq ft. 3 phase power, central air conditioning. Handicap accessible rest room. All utilities by tenant. Garbage included. $900 per month for a 5 year lease. 570-735-5064.

OFFICE SPACE PLAINS

Total space 30,000 sf. Build to suit. Perfect for Doctors suite, day care, etc. High visibility. Lots of parking. Rent starting $10/sf. MLS 11-4200 Call Nancy or Holly JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444

OFFICE SPACE

HANOVER TWP.

End unit. Former beauty salon would also be suitable for retail store. High traffic area. $800 per month. (11-4214) Call John Thomas 570-287-1196 or 570-714-6124

LAFAYETTE GARDENS ! S AVE MONEY THIS YEAR

113 Edison St. Quiet neighborhood. 2 bedroom apartments available for immediate occupancy. Heat & hot water included. $625 Call Aileen at 570-822-7944

WILKES-BARRE LODGE Formerly The Travel Lodge 497 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre Rooms Starting at: Daily $44.99 + tax Weekly $189.99 + tax Microwave, Refrigerator, WiFi, HBO 570-823-8881 www.Wilkes BarreLodge.com

WILKES-BARRE

MAYFLOWER AREA 1 bedroom with appliances on 2nd floor. Nice apartment in attractive home. Sunny windows & decorative accents. Off street parking. No pets, no smoking. Includes hot water. $400 + utilities 570-824-4743

WILKES-BARRE

Mayflower Section 1 bedroom apartment available. Nice Area. Duplex (1 unit ready now). Heat and hot water. Rent with option to buy. No pets. Call 570-823-7587

WILKES-BARRE

Meyers Court. 3 bedroom end unit townhouse. $690 + utilities. For more info visit: DreamRentals.net or call 570-288-3375

FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET! Why pay extra for

internet? Our new leases include a FREE high speed connection! Affordable modern office space at the Luzerne Bank Building on Public Square. Rents include internet, heat, central air, utilities, trash removal, and nightly cleaning all without a sneaky CAM charge. Parking available at the intermodal garage via our covered bridge. 300SF to 5000SF available. We can remodel to suit. Brokers protected. Call Jeff Pyros at 570-822-8577

DOLPHIN PLAZA

Rte. 315 1,200 - 2,000 SF Office / Retail Call 570-829-1206

FORTY FORT

Free standing building. Would be great for any commercial use. 1900 sq. ft. on the ground floor with an additional 800 sq. ft in finished lower level. Excellent location, only 1 block from North Cross Valley Expressway and one block from Wyoming Ave (route 11) Take advantage of this prime location for just $850 per month! 570-262-1131

HANOVER TWP

Parkway Plaza Sans Souci Parkway Commercial Space For Lease 1,200 sq. ft. starting at $700/ month. Off street parking. Central heat & air. Call 570-991-0706

Half Doubles

EDWARDSVILLE Available immediately, large EIK, 3 bedrooms, 2nd floor bath, washer/dryer hookup, stove & refrigerator, living room, dining room, walk-up attic, no pets, one year lease, $600/month, plus utilities, & security deposit. Call 570-262-1196

EDWARDSVILLE NICE NEIGHBORHOOD

564 Garfield St. For lease, available 12/1/11, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath room, refrigerator & stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, no pets, fenced yard on corner lot. $575./per month, plus utilities, $575./security deposit. Call (570) 542-4904 before 7:00 p.m. to set an appointment or email obuhosky@epix.net.

FORTY FORT 1/2 double.

3 bedrooms. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher. Washer /dryer hookup. Newly painted. Off street parking. $675 + utilities. 570-814-0843 570-696-3090

GLEN LYON

3 bedrooms, wall to wall carpeting, laundry room, yard. $500 + utilities, security & references. No Pets. Call 570-592-3100

SMITH HOURIGAN GROUP

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

PITTSTON COOPERS CO-OP

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

315 PLAZA

750 & 1750 square feet and NEW SPACE 3,500 square feet OFFICE/RETAIL 570-829-1206

WAREHOUSE/LIGHT MANUFACTURING OFFICE SPACE PITTSTON Main St.

12,000 sq. ft. building in downtown location. Warehouse with light manufacturing. Building with some office space. Entire building for lease or will sub-divide. MLS #10-1074 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

Center City WB WILKES-BARRE

950

WILKES-BARRE

Great Business Opportunity 1,500 square feet, available immediately. High traffic area, excellent street visibility on the Sans Souci Hwy. Call 570-760-5215 WILKES-BARRE

HANOVER TWP.

Completely remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bath, wall to wall carpet. Stove, washer/dryer hook up. Off street parking. $750/month + first, last & security. Includes water, sewer & trash. No pets. No smoking. References & credit check. 570-824-3223 269-519-2634 Leave Message

KINGSTON

New apartment with carpet, painted, 1.5 bath, washer/dryer hook up, gas heat, $700 + utilities. Call 570-814-0843 or 570-696-3090

WYOMING

72’ x 200’ VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT 233 Wyoming Ave, Route 11. For Sale or lease. Call 570-388-6669

950

Half Doubles

ALDEN / NANTICOKE

Modern. 2.5 Bedrooms. Gas Heat. Hookups. Parking. Enclosed porch. Large yard. No Pets. $535 + utilities & security. 570-824-8786

ASHLEY

3 bedroom. New carpeting, flooring & painted. Washer/ dryer hook up. $525 + security & utilities. Not approved for Section 8 or CEO Assistance. No pets 570-822-7657

BACK MOUNTAIN

Private, 3 bedroom ranch, patio, porch, appliances, work shop. $830 + utilities & security. Call 570-522-0084

BEAR CREEK VILLAGE

Beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. contemporary, private beach & recreation area. 2 car garage, 3-4 bedrooms, 3+ baths, office space, fireplace, 3 private acres. No pets. References, job verification, & credit report required. $1400/ month + utilities, 1st & last month + security deposit, lease negotiable. Contact edenpeter@ gmail.com DALLAS

GREENBRIAR Well maintained ranch style condo features living room with cathedral ceiling, oak kitchen, dining room with vaulted ceiling, 2 bedrooms and 2 3/4 baths, master bedroom with walk in closet. HOA fees included. $1,200 per month + utilities. MLS#11-4063. Call Kevin Smith 570-696-5422

SMITH HOURIGAN 570-696-1195

DRUMS

SAND SPRINGS GOLF COMMUNITY Townhome in Sand Hollow Village 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, one car garage conveniently located near I80/I81 & Rt309. References, credit check, security required Dee Fields, Associate Broker 570-788-7511

deefieldsabroker@gmail.com

KINGSTON

Sprague Ave. Charming, Spacious 6 room, 2 bedroom duplex, includes 2nd and 3rd floor. Convenient to Wyoming Ave. Washer/dryer hook-up, basement storage, $550 / month + utilities, security & lease. NO PETS.570-793-6294

LARKSVILLE

2.5 bedroom, freshly painted, stove, off street parking, washer/dryer hookup, dry basement. $525/month, + utilities & security. (570) 239-5760

LARKSVILLE

231 Nesbitt Street 3 bedrooms with stove & refrigerator, washer/dryer hook up, nice yard, off street parking. No pets. $525/ month + security. (570) 779-5910

MOCANAQUA

3 bedroom, modern kitchen & bath, large yard and deck, off-street parking, water and sewer paid. $600/month, + security & lease. Call 570-542-4411

PITTSTON

1/2 Double 161 Butler Street 3 bedroom. Great location. $600 + utilities. 570-407-4140

PLAINS TWP.

Lease this freestanding building for an AFFORDABLE monthly rent. Totally renovated & ready to occupy. Offices, conference room, work stations, kit and more. Ample parking and handicap access. $1,750/ month. MLS 11-419 Call Judy Rice 570-714-9230

953 Houses for Rent

2 bedroom, 1/2 double with eat in kitchen, including stove and refrigerator, washer & dryer hook-up, plenty of off street parking, large yard. Sewer and refuse included. Lease, NO PETS $550 + utilities 570-829-1578

WEST PITTSTON

4 bedroom, off street parking, yard, garage, totally remodeled. $850/month plus security 570-299-7103

WEST PITTSTON

MAINTENANCE FREE! 2 bedroom. Off street parking. No smoking. $600 +utilities, security & last month. 570-885-4206

WILKES-BARRE

176 Charles St TOWNHOUSE STYLE, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, Not Section 8 approved. $550/ month + utilities. References & security required. Available now! 570-301-2785

WILKES-BARRE

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hookup, $450/month,plus utilities. Call 570-313-7701

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

2 story home with beautiful wood work. 3 bedrooms. 1 bath. Living room, dining room, den, modern kitchen. Gas heat. Small yard. Private Drive. $700/month + utilities & security. Optional 3rd floor area (2 rooms & full bath) for additional $100/month. Contact Linda at (570) 696-5418

(570) 696-1195

HARVEYS LAKE

HOME FOR LEASE Lakefront home, remolded, FULLY FURNISHED, lease for 8-10 months, $1,500/mo+ utilities. Call Deb Rosenberg 570-714-9251

HARVEYS LAKE

Nice 2 Bedroom Lakefront Property. $850/ month + utilities. 570-639-2202

HARVEYS LAKE

Small 3 bedroom Victorian home on large lot. New furnace. 1 block from Warden Place. Large yard. Water included. Credit references, $690 month + utilities & 1 month security. Call 570-714-1296

HAZLETON

THE "TERRACE" SECTION Located very near Hazleton Hospital. Residential home, Ranch style rental with garage. $1200 a month includes heat & utilities conveniently located near I80. References, credit check, security required Dee Fields, Associate Broker 570-788-7511

deefieldsabroker@gmail.com

KINGSTON 210 PIERCE immediSTREET Available

ately, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath rooms, refrigerator & stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, Cats allowed. $700/per month, plus utilities, One month/security deposit. Call (570) 371-8555 after 11:00 a.m. to set an appointment or email tgerhard2 @gmail.com.


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KINGSTON Completely remodeled Large 2 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, single family home including refrigerator, stove, diswasher & disposal. Gas heat, nice yard, good neighborhood,. Off street parking. Shed. No pets. $995. month. 570-479-6722

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

LAKE SILKWORTH

2 bedroom, 1.5 bath single home. Lake view with dock & lake rights. Remodeled with hardwood & tile floors. Lake Lehman Schools. No pets No Smoking. $725 + utilities, security & lease. Call 570-696-3289

LARKSVILLE

Conveniently located. Spacious 4 bedroom single. Gas heat. Off street parking. Lease, no pets. Security. Call Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

570-288-6654

MOUNTAIN TOP AREA 2 bedroom Ranch. Off 1-81. Nuangola exit 159. Electric appliances, off street parking. You pay electric. $675 plus deposit. Call (570) 881-5974

MOUNTAIN TOP AREA NEAR LILY LAKE

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, Farm house. Modern kitchen, hardwood floors. $950/month + security & 1 year lease Call 570-379-2258

953 Houses for Rent

MOUNTAIN TOP

Rent to Own - Lease Option Purchase 5 bedroom 2 bath 3 story older home. Completely remodeled in + out! $1500 month with $500 month applied toward purchase. $245K up to 5 yrs. tj2isok@gmail.com

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953 Houses for Rent

MOUNTAINTOP

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large eat in kitchen. Garage. Huge deck overlooks woods. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge, sewer & water included. Credit check. $1,100 + security, No pets, no smoking. Proof of income required. Call (570) 709-1288

Collect cash, not dust! Clean out your basement, garage or attic and call the Classified department today at 570829-7130!

962

Rooms

Bear Creek Township Rooms starting at Daily $39.99 + tax Weekly $179.99 + tax WiFi HBO Available Upon Request: Microwave & Refrigerator

(570) 823-8027

www.casinocountrysideinn.com info@casinocountrysideinn.com

Countryside Inn

KINGSTON

3 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator, stove & dishwasher provided, washer/dryer on premises, front and rear porches, full basement and attic. Off-street parking, no pets, totally remodeled. $1,000/ month, plus utilities, security & lease. Call 570-824-7598

953 Houses for Rent

Casino

953 Houses for Rent

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1024

Building & 1054 Remodeling

1st. Quality Construction Co.

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

Senior Citizens Discount! State Lic. # PA057320

570-299-7241 570-606-8438 ALL OLDER HOMES SPECIALIST 825-4268. Remodel / repair, Interior remodel & additions

Concrete & Masonry

MC GERARD & SONS

10% OFF All Inside Work! Basement water

proofing, concrete floors, parging foundation walls, foundation repair & rebuild, finish basements. PROMPT SERVICE FREE ESTIMATES QUALITY WORKMANSHIP www.mcgerard.com Licensed & Insured 570-941-9122

1057Construction & Building

GARAGE DOOR

Call the Building Industry Association of NEPA to find a qualified member for your next project. call 287-3331 or go to

www.bianepa.com

NICHOLS CONSTRUCTION

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

ROOFING, SIDING, DECKS, WINDOWS

For All of Your Remodeling Needs. Will Beat Any Price 25 Yrs. Experience References. Insured Free Estimates 570-899-4713

Shedlarski Construction H I OME MPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

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

1132

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

PRICE CONSTRUCTION

Full Service General Contractor BASEMENT > ROOFING > KITCHENS > REMODELING > BATHROOMS

LJPconstructioninc.com 570-840-3349

1078

Dry Wall

DAUGHERTY’S DRYWALL INC.

Remodeling, New Construction, Water & Flood Repairs

570-579-3755 PA043609

MIKE SCIBEK DRYWALL Hanging & finishing, design ceilings and painting. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured. 328-1230

MIRRA DRYWALL Hanging & Finishing Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

RUSSELL’S

Property Maintenance

LICENSED & INSURED 30+ years experience. Carpentry, painting & general home repairs. FREE ESTIMATES 570-406-3339

1135

Electrical

AA CLEANING

AAA CLEANING A1 GENERAL HAULING Cleaning attics, cellars, garages. Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299 A.S.A.P Hauling Estate Cleanouts, Attics, Cellars, Garages, we’re cheaper than dumpsters!. Free Estimates, Same Day! 570-822-4582 AAA Bob & Ray’s Hauling: Friendly & Courteous. We take anything & everything. Attic to basement. Garage, yard, free estimates. Call 570-655-7458 or 570-905-4820

All Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted Highest Prices Paid In CA$H FREE PICKUP

570-574-1275

GRULA ELECTRIC LLC Licensed, Insured, No job too small.

570-829-4077

STORM OR FLOOD DAMAGE?? HUGHES Construction

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

1039

Chimney Service

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

CAVUTO CHIMNEY SERVICE

& Gutter Cleaning Free Estimates Insured 570-709-2479

CHIMNEY REPAIRS Parging. Stucco.

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

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

1093

Excavating

MODULAR HOMES/EXCAVATING

570-332-0077 Custom excavating, foundations, land clearing, driveways, storm drainage, etc.

1129 Gutter Repair & Cleaning Professional Window & Gutter Cleaning Gutters, carpet, pressure washing. Residential/commercial. Ins./bonded. Free est. 570-283-9840

1132

Handyman Services

DOPainting, IT ALL HANDYMAN drywall,

plumbing & all types of interior & exterior home repairs. 570-829-5318 Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Painting Attic & Basement Cleanup. Call Rick 570-287-0919

Mark’s Handyman Service

Give us a call

We do it all! Licensed & Insured

570-578-8599

ALL KINDS OF HAULING & JUNK REMOVAL

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

CASTAWAY HAULING JUNK REMOVAL

823-3788 / 817-0395

Mike’s $5-Up

Cleaning & hauling of wood, metals, trash and debris from houses, yards, garages, etc. Free estimates SAME DAY SERVICE

570-826-1883

1156

BRUSH UP TO 4’ HIGH, MOWING, EDGING, MULCHING, TRIMMING SHRUBS, HEDGES, TREES, LAWN CARE, LEAF REMOVAL, FALL CLEAN UP. FULLY INSURED. FREE ESTIMATES 829-3261 TOLL FREE 1-855-829-3261

Hauling & 1189 Miscellaneous Service Trucking

A1 Always hauling, cleaning attics, cellar, garage, one piece or whole Estate, also available 10 & 20 yard dumpsters.655-0695 592-1813or287-8302

(570) 675-3378 1084

Handyman 1162 Landscaping/ Services Garden

Insurance

NEPA LONG TERM CARE AGENCY Long Term Care Insurance sales. Reputable Companies. 570-580-0797 Free Consult www.nepa longtermcare .com

VITO’S & GINO’S Wanted: Junk Cars & Trucks Highest Prices Paid!!

FREE PICKUP

288-8995 1195

Movers

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

1204

Painting & Wallpaper

JASON SIMMS PAINTING Interior/Exterior

Free Estimates 21 Yrs. Experience Insured (570) 947-2777

JOHN’S PAINTING

I NTERIOR/EXTERIOR RELIABLE, NEAT, HONEST WORKING WITH PRIDE INSURED,FREE ESTIMATES 570-735-8101

M. PARALIS PAINTING

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

1228

Plumbing & Heating

NEED FLOOD REPAIRS?

Boilers, Furnaces, Air. 0% Interest 6 months. 570-736-HVAC (4822)

1252

Roofing & Siding

FALL ROOFING Special $1.29 s/f Licensed, insured, fast service 570-735-0846

J.R.V. ROOFING

570-824-6381 Roof Repairs & New Roofs. Shingle, Slate, Hot Built Up, Rubber, Gutters & Chimney Repairs. Year Round. Licensed/Insured ŠFREE EstimatesŠ *24 Hour Emergency Calls*

1276

Snow Removal

PLOWING SHOVELING BLOWING SALTING CINDERING CONTRACT PLOWING. EMERGENCY SAME DAY SNOW REMOVAL. 570-823-6000

1327 Waterproofing Basement Waterproofing Foundation Repairs Free Estimates Call GRI 570-466-4695

953 Houses for Rent

MOUNTAINTOP

Beautifully remodeled 2 1/2 bedroom house in a country setting. Large living room & extra room for bedroom or office. Kitchen with all new cabinets and tile floor. Plenty of closet space. New wall to wall carpet. $800 + utilities, security, first & last. No pets or smoking. Call 570-709-1930

NANTICOKE Desirable

Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms 2 Free Months With A 2 Year Lease $795 + electric

SQUARE FOOT RE MANAGEMENT 866-873-0478

SWOYERSVILLE 2 bedrooms,

modern eat in kitchen, modern bath, refrigerator, stove & dishwasher provided, washer/ dryer on premises, off-street parking, no pets, central air conditioning, large basement, gas heat, large yard. $800/month, plus utilities, security, references and lease. Call 570-675-2804

WEST NANTICOKE 1 BEDROOM MASTER SUITE HOUSE For lease, 1 bed-

room, 1 bathroom, refrigerator and stove provided, washer / dryer hookup, Central Air, Great View, $575/ per month, plus utilities, $1st and last month/ security deposit. Call (570) 262-4870

WILKES-BARRE

2 bedrooms with lots of storage. Hardwood floors. 5 minute walk to General Hospital. $670. + utilities. 570-814-3838

WILKES-BARRE

3 bedroom single home. $850 + Utilities & Security. Call 570-262-7654

WILKES-BARRE

NEAR GENERAL HOSPITAL Single family, 3 bedrooms, new carpeting, large back yard, on dead end street, no pets. $700/per month, plus utilities. Security & lease. Credit and background check. Call 570-709-7858

WILKES-BARRE

Remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bath house. Hardwood floors. $575 + utilities. Call 215-932-5690

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WYOMING 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, gas heat, new carpeting, range & laundry hook ups. Credit check required. $675/month + utilities & security. Call Florence 570-715-7737

Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307 962

Rooms

KINGSTON HOUSE Nice, clean furnished room, starting at $315. Efficiency at $435 month furnished with all utilities included. Off street parking. 570-718-0331

NANTICOKE

Furnished room for rent. $300/month. Utilities included. (570) 574-7145

965

Roommate Wanted

HARVEYS LAKE

1 bedroom, fully furnished. Includes utilities/cable, internet, access to lake. $400 month. Call Don 570-690-1827

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

FLORIDA

Boca Raton Beautiful 5 room home with Pool. Fully furnished. On canal lot. $600 weekly. If interested, write to: 120 Wagner St. Moosic, PA 18507


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