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Assistant coach testifies he saw, reported molestation

McQueary tells his story

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HARRISBURG — As soon as he walked into the Penn State locker room, Mike McQueary heard running water and rhythmic, slapping sounds of “skin on skin.” He looked in a mirror and saw a naked Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant coach, holding a young boy by the waist from behind, up against the wall in the

campus shower. “I just saw Coach Sandusky in the showers with a boy and what I saw was wrong and sexual,” McQueary recalled telling his father that night in 2002. He repeated it the next morning to coach Joe Paterno, who slumped deep into his chair at his kitchen table. “He said, ‘I’m sorry you had to see that,”’ McQueary said. McQueary’s testimony

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Penn State Assistant Football Coach Mike McQueary, seen leaving courthouse Friday, said he believes Jerry Sandusky was attacking child with his hands around the boy’s waist.

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Barry Bonds will remain free and unpunished while he appeals his conviction for giving misleading testimony before a grand jury. A federal judge handed Bonds a sentence of 30 days of house arrest, Bonds two years of probation and 250 hours of community service on Friday. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston also fined Bonds $4,000 for his obstruction of justice conviction arising from his grand jury appearance eight years ago. Sports, 1B

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The settlement was made on behalf of the real estate developer only. By TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER tmorgan@timesleader.com

Real estate developer Robert Mericle has agreed to pay $17.75 million to settle a series of lawsuits filed against him for his role in the Luzerne County juvenile justice scandal, according to a tentative settlement Mericle agreement filed in federal court Friday. The payout also could include an additional $1.75 million should Mericle prevail in a court dispute he has with one of his insurance companies, according to the agreement. The settlement was made on behalf of Mericle only. It does not impact other defendants who remain in the lawsuits, including attorney Robert Powell, PA Child Care, Western PA Child Care, MidAtlantic Youth Services and former judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan. The settlement comes three years after the first of nine lawsuits were filed in connection with the juvenile justice scandal that resulted in criminal charges against Mericle, Ciavarella, Conahan and Powell. The specific allegations in each of the lawsuits varied, but were based on the general premise that Conahan and Ciavarella conspired with other defendants to improperly

Public defender to limit cases it will accept

The county office does not have the resources for a growing caseload, chief defender Flora says.

the new criminal cases it takes on starting next week. Chief Public Defender Al Flora Jr. said he notified court and county officials earlier this week in writing of the decision and the types of cases his office

declining applications for representation due to a lack of resources in all cases except the following: homicides; felony sex offenses; state parole violations; juvenile cases; mental health; probation revocations; and any case in which a defendant is incarcerated.” By JERRY LYNOTT Cases already open will continue to be jlynott@timesleader.com Flora handled, Flora explained Friday. But the ofWILKES-BARRE – Understaffed and fice will have to turn away some defendants overwhelmed by the workload, the Luzerne will handle. unable to afford the services of a private atCounty Public Defender’s Office will limit Effective Monday, said Flora, “we will be torney.

The court will have to decide how to appoint attorneys to represent indigent defendants, said Flora. President Judge Joseph Burke could not be reached for comment Friday night. Flora, the former first assistant, took on the job last year after attorney Basil Russin resigned from the office he ran for three decades. See DEFENDER, Page 6A

With airport authority plan in ruins, Luzerne commissioners fume By ANDREW M. SEDER aseder@timesleader.com

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ampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, left, poses for photos with New York Yankees legend and Hall of Famer Yogi Berra at a fundraising dinner at Lobitz Catering in Hazle Township Friday. For the story, see Page 1B.

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PITTSTON TWP. – Failed votes at the Friday meeting of the bi-county board of the WilkesBarre/Scranton International Airport prove the need for a new body to oversee the airport, Luzerne County commissioners said. Motions to approve pay raises

for non-union employees, provide both Lackawanna and Luzerne counties with contributions toward retirement funds and to repay each county $900,000 in loans all failed, even though a majority voted yes. The board composed of three commissioners from each county requires two positive votes from each county, so because either one or both of the Lackawanna County commissioners in attendance voted no, the votes failed. “What happened here today is a perfect example of why an authority needs to be formed. So

this board can be autonomous,” said Luzerne County Commissioner Maryanne Petrilla. A week ago, plans to form an authority to oversee the airport were all but certain. But a lastminute change of heart by a Lackawanna County commissioner grounded the planned switch. On Friday, during the board’s final meeting of the year – and the last meeting for all five commissioners attending -- the gloves came off on issues regarding the failed effort to create the authorSee AIRPORT, Page 7A

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Police see pattern in Yuknavich case Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Department kept few records, witnesses say.

unteer fire department. Those same firefighters who recently voted to unanimously By EDWARD LEWIS retain Yuknavelewis@timesleader.com ich, 48, as fire Yuknavich chief may be WILKES-BARRE TWP. – State police at Wyoming investigating called to testify against him in the alleged theft of money from court. Among the allegations Yuknavthe volunteer fire department by Fire Chief John Paul Yuknavich ich is facing are charges he stole kept hearing the same pattern of $11,865 from the fire department’s account and used the departhow the department functions. At least two firefighters and an ment’s Sam’s Club credit card in officer of the fire department’s re- the amount of $3,706 for personal lief association told investigators purchases. Assistant Fire Chief they saw no financial records, by- James Youkoski told investigators laws or reviewed minutes of meet- he “has not seen any books, minings among officers of the all-vol- utes or by-laws in more than 12

years,” and Richard Hart, a township firefighter for nearly seven years, claimed he “never seen any bookkeeping ledgers or documents” for the relief association’s account, according to charges filed. Robert Charles, relief association secretary, told investigators he did not see any books, by-laws, ledgers, bills or receipts for the fire department or relief association. Hart claimed Yuknavich “is the only person who controlled the bills, cash and checks.” Yuknavich, Youkoski, Hart and Charles could not be reached for comment on Friday. State police began their investigation when Yuknavich did not comply with a subpoena from the

state Auditor General’s Office in March 2008. The subpoena sought financial records, equipment purchases, bills and receipts. State auditors reviewed the fire department’s bank records that allegedly showed payments to several unknown credit card balances. Yuknavich’s attorney, Barry Dyller, said the criminal complaint affidavit that supports the theft charges against his client is cloudy at the least. “It’s very vague and it doesn’t say any specifics,” Dyller said. “Quite frankly, it does not appear to me that he’s guilty at all. I’d certainly like to see what they have. As I see it, the charges come from a

vague affidavit that does not make any sense.” Yuknavich is free on $15,000 bail on the theft charges. He is also free on $10,000 bail on unrelated assault charges filed by Plains Township police based on allegations from his former girlfriend, Denise Pavlick. Pavlick claimed Yuknavich approached a car she was in with Kenneth Scialpi outside her Oak Street residence on Nov. 7. Yuknavich punched Scialpi in the face and pulled Pavlick from the car, threatening to put bullets in their heads, according to the criminal complaint. A condition of his bail on the assault charges forbids Yuknavich from contacting Pavlick or Scialpi.

Marshals: Man arrested was set to flee from U.S.

By EDWARD LEWIS elewis@timesleader.com

A Salem Township man charged by police with assaulting a woman he held captive in his house was apprehended Friday morning before he fled the country, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Harry Peter Joline, 43, used his child’s identity to apply for a passport with the U.S. Department of State with intentions to fly to Montreal, Canada, the U.S. Marshals Service said. Joline was wanted by Salem Township police after a woman from Virginia claimed he assaulted her and would not allow her to leave his house near Shickshinny for two days in November. She told police she met Joline on the social network site Facebook, and was lured to his house on Nov. 8. Joline abandoned the woman in Nescopeck, where she contacted police. The U.S. Marshal’s Service said Joline was serving a federal probation sentence for fraud. Federal court records say Joline was convicted of altering his Social Security number to apply for a credit card in June 2005.

A federal warrant was issued for Joline on Dec. 7 after he failed to surrender on charges filed by Salem Township police. Joline allegedly applied for a passport on Dec. 15 using his child’s altered information. Federal investigators learned Joline was staying at a house in Bronx, N.Y., while waiting for a flight on Friday from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Montreal. . In a similar incident while Joline was on federal probation on the credit card fraud conviction, Joline was captured by the U.S. Marshals Service on Nov. 3, 2009, when he attempted to flee to Mexico, according to federal court records. Joline was captured on a bus near Waco, Texas, with a forged passport. “This case demonstrates the importance of the U.S. Marshals’ mission to track down violent, repeat offenders before they flee the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts,” U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane said. It remained unknown when Joline will be arraigned on the charges filed by Salem Township police.

Jeremy Walsh December 5, 2011 Walsh, 21, of Salem BouleJ eremy vard, Berwick, died Monday, De-

cember 5, 2011, at home. Born August 2, 1990, in Bloomsburg, he was a son of John and Maria Klinger Walsh. A graduate of Berwick High School in 2008, he also attended Luzerne County Community College. He was employed at Keystone Starches and also worked for his father at ICU Surveillance, Berwick. Jeremy lived life to the fullest, loved sports, video games, fishing and loved helping others. He will be sadly missed by those who loved him. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Berwick. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his two brothers, John T. Walsh III, Tannersville; Joshua M. Walsh, Berwick; his paternal grandparents, John T. and Josephine Walsh, Berwick; maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Hazel Klinger and her husband, Harry Conaway, Morrison, Tenn.

A visitation was held at Mayo Funeral Home, 110 Chestnut St., Berwick, on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Berwick, with the Rev. Francis J. Tamburro, his pastor, officiating. Interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berwick. For additional information or to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.mayofh.com.

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ulia M. Olszewski, 90, of Gouldsboro, Pa. and formerly of Sayreville, N.J., died Thursday night at home following an illness. Her husband is Edward Olszewski. The couple celebrated 70 years of marriage on November 22. Born January 8, 1921 in Wyoming, she was the daughter of Victor and Anna (Piszazek) Krolic. Prior to moving to Gouldsboro, she and her husband owned the Ed Olszewski Roofing and Siding Company of Sayreville, N.J., for many years. She was a member of St. Rita’s Church in Gouldsboro, and attended St. Catherine of Siena Church in Moscow, Pa. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, Joseph and wife Nancy Olszewski of Gouldsboro, with whom she resided, Robert Olszewski of White Haven; one sister, Nancy Krolick of Sayreville, N.J.; two brothers, Peter Krolick of Sayreville, N.J., and Victor Krolick of More Obituaries, Page 18A

California; grandchildren, Robbie Olszewski, Joy Olszewski, Lisa Grieco, Daniel Smith, and Brian Grieco and wife, Lisa; and one greatgrandchild Michael Grieco; and nieces and nephews. A Mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Church Street, Moscow, with the Rev. Alfred J. Vito as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Sayreville, N.J. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA. Memorial contributions can be made to The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, P.O. Box 2049, Doylestown, PA18901-0619 or The Canacle Sisters, 310 Cenacle Road, P.O. Box 4005, Ronkonkomo, NY 11779-0430. Arrangements are by Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA.

In front, UNICO President Dr. William Anzalone gives a check to Salvation Army Capt. Patty Richwine. In rear are UNICO members John Terrana, Leo Sperazza, Jamie Anzalone, Frank Forlin and Times Leader Executive Editor Joe Butkiewicz. William Anzalone said the money was raised from the 61st annual UNICO football game. The organization has donated 100 percent of all ticket sales and 50 percent of all advertising revenue. AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER

UNICO gift will help kids By BILL O’BOYLE boboyle@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – Plastic bags filled with toys and clothing covered the entire floor of the gymnasium at the Salvation Army this week. They will soon be delivered to children of families in need at Christmas. As workers and volunteers were busy filling bags for the record number of recipients this year, the Salvation Army received some major help from UNICO – a check for $7,500 given in the name of The Times Leader 2011 Giving Guide. “This is very generous of UNICO,” said Capt. Patty Richwine of the Salvation Army. “This will go a long way to help the people we serve. The donation is very much appreciated and very much needed.” Richwine said more than 1,800 children will have a brighter Christmas thanks to donors like UNICO, the Giving Guide and the efforts of the Salvation Army. “We are seeing a lot more people in need than ever before,” Richwine said. “And we want to thank the community. It shows again that when people realize the need that is out there, they seem to dig a little deeper into their pockets and give.” Richwine said the annual Ket-

tle Drive is “on pace” to reach its $160,000 goal. “The Times Leader Giving Guide tells the stories of need in our community,” said Joe Butkiewicz, executive editor of The Times Leader. “This year we focused the stories on people who were affected by the flooding in September. “Every year, our readers and advertisers respond beyond expectation. That’s certainly the case with the members of UNICO. They’ve made substantial donations in the past and this year the organization made a very generous donation of $7,500 to the Salvation Army to help flood victims. It’s a great group of people that cares about helping the community,” he said. Presenting the check on behalf of UNICO were Dr. William Anzalone, president of the organization; his brother, attorney Jamie Anzalone; attorney John Terrana; Frank Forlin, past UNICO president, and Leo Sperazza. William Anzalone said the money was raised from the 61st annual UNICO football game. He said 100 percent of all ticket sales and 50 percent of all advertising revenue were donated to organizations that are helping victims of the 2011 flooding. He said $7,500 was donated to The Times Leader Giving Guide and

TIMES LEADER GIVING GUIDE ❏ The Salvation Army of WilkesBarre, P.O. Box 1271, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703. ❏ The West Pittston Library, 300 Exeter Ave., West Pittston, PA 18643, or to the Luzerne Foundation, 140 Main St., Luzerne, PA 18709, which has set up a fund for the library. ❏ The First Presbyterian Church, 55 W. Butler St., Shickshinny, PA 18655 Attn: Roseann. Checks payable to First Presbyterian Church, Shickshinny. ❏ Interfaith Friends, PO Box 535, Tunkhannock, PA 18657. ❏The Plymouth Township Fire and Rescue Tilbury Station 11 E. Poplar St., West Nanticoke, PA 18634 (When donations are made, please note “TL Giving Guide” in your letter or on the memo line of the check.)

$7,500 to the Valley Santa Program at the Citizens’ Voice. “This year’s game was the first opportunity for the players on the field to have the opportunity to give back to their schools, families and friends affected by the flooding,” Anzalone said. Anzalone said $31,000 was raised and donations were also made to area mental health and mental retardation programs, the American Red Cross and various other area charities.

Woman dies after shooting in W-B home By JERRY LYNOTT jlynott@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – A woman died after she was shot in a Sterling Street apartment Friday night in what police said was a domestic violence dispute. The alleged shooter was caught driving a van nearby on Academy Street. The names of the victim and the man taken into custody were not available by press time Friday night. Luzerne County District Attorney Jackie Musto Carroll confirmed the shooting was a homicide and said she assigned two assistant district attorneys and a detective to the case. Police responded to a thirdfloor apartment at 16 Sterling St. shortly before 9 p.m. and found the woman unconscious. She was shot in the abdomen with a shotgun, police said. She was transported by ambulance to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

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Emergency medical services personnel place the victim of a shooting in Wilkes-Barre into an ambulance Friday evening.

“I heard a gunshot,” said a neighbor who asked not to be identified. The neighbor said he saw the man, whom he described as the woman’s boyfriend, run to a van parked on the street and drive off.

Police stopped a white Ford van that had the lettering “Your Choice Painting” on the sides near the intersection of Academy and South Franklin streets. No further details were available.

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Council boss Kane now OK Wilkes-Barre City Council Chairwoman Kathy Kane was treated at WilkesBarre General Hospital and released Thursday night. Kane left the City Council meeting after feeling dizzy and weak. She said Friday she is feeling fine and resting at home. Kane began the council meeting, but soon after left the room and city paraKane medics were called to City Hall. Kane later walked to the waiting ambulance and went to the emergency room. Kane is leaving council at the end of the year to assume her new role as city controller, a post she won in the November election.

Replacements are named and vacancies filled on a host of panels

County shuffles board members

By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES jandes@timesleader.com

Luzerne County Commissioners have replaced three members of the11-person authority that oversees the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township. Hal Bloss, Wilkes-Barre, and Jonathan Comitz and George Howatt, both of Dallas, were appointed to four-year terms at this week’s meeting. Commissioners chose not to renew the terms of members Patrick Connor and Anthony Lupas. Board member August Piazza resigned months ago. Lupas has served on the board since the author-

ity was created 16 years ago. Angelo Answini and Dave Palermo were also reappointed to the authority through 2016. Commissioners apUrban point members but have no control over authority operations. The commissioners also changed two members of the county Housing Authority, a five-person board that decides how to supply low-income housing for coun-

ty residents. Robert Saxe, Plains Township, will replace Robert J. Pipech, serving through 2014. John Bolin, Wyoming, was appointed to fill the term of county Commissioner Stephen A. Urban until August 2013. Pipech is not eligible for reappointment because he is a county road and bridge employee. The new home rule charter prohibits employees from servingontheboard.Urban,whowaselected to the new county council, resigned from the board post. Two new members were also appoint-

Eatery’s decorations stolen It appears a holiday Grinch of sorts was at the Pizza Perfect restaurant last weekend, after the business said seven turtledove ornaments were stolen from a tree. Tina Richards, a manager at the Carverton Road restaurant, said the ornaments went missing on Dec. 10, and that they have not yet been returned. Richards said the ornaments are of sentimental value to the restaurant. They were taken from a tree inside the ladies rest room. The doves, about the size of a parakeet, are hand-painted glass, with a tail of feathers. Pizza Perfect promises no question asked about the return of the holiday doves, and asks the thief to “have a holiday heart.” The restaurant can be reached at 696-2100.

Steven Kratz said report issued by “Good Jobs First’’ took a narrow approach. By MARK GUYDISH mguydish@timesleader.com

al people nabbed in the ring, must report to the county jail on Jan. 3 to be taken to a state prison to serve his sentence. Ricci had pleaded guilty to charges of corrupt organization, criminal conspiracy, criminal use of a communication facility

HARRISBURG – State Department of Community and Economic Development spokesman Steven Kratz took issue with a report released this week that gave the state’s Keystone Opportunity Zone program a zero grade. Kratz also clarified data obtained for Luzerne County from the DCED “Investment Tracker” website that was used in a chart accompanying a story in Thursday’s Times Leader, which gave the impression some money had been spent or credits granted without Kratz did not producing promised dispute the jobs. report’s claim “The report took a that KOZ very narrow approach and didn’t look at the program lacks broad picture,” Kratz strong job said Friday. “So far the creation criprogram has helped over 1,700 businesses, teria, but and 38,000 jobs have insisted the been created by busi- program has nesses that located in been “highly KOZ properties” statesuccessful in wide. The report, issued making Pennby a group called sylvania com“Good Jobs First” petitive.” looked at tax credit and grant programs designed to create jobs in each state. The group graded the programs based on how rigorous requirements were for the number of jobs created, salaries of those jobs and health insurance coverage for employees hired under the programs. Two state programs – the Job Creation Tax Credit and the Opportunity Grant program -- earned fairly good marks thanks mostly to rules on the number of jobs created. The Film Production Tax Credit and Research and Development Tax Credit programs got 10 points out of 100, while KOZ, which grants tax breaks for 10 years on designated properties, met none of the group’s criteria. Kratz did not dispute the report’s claim that KOZ program lacks strong job creation criteria, but insisted the pro-

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Gas wells, UGI connect up UGI Utilities, Inc. on Friday marked the first direct connection of Marcellus Shale gas wells to its natural gas distribution network. UGI hailed the connection as the second in the state and the first in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It links a gathering line collecting gas from Shell Upstream America and Ultra Petroleum wells between Mansfield and Wellsboro, Tioga County, to a portion of UGI’s distribution network serving 15,000 homes in Tioga, Bradford and Potter counties. Utility spokesman Joseph Swope said the connection and future connections to Marcellus wells will benefit all UGI customers by reducing gas transportation costs. The cost of transporting gas in interstate pipelines accounts for 25 to 30 percent its price, Swope said. HARRISBURG

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Project Keystone, a federally-funded crisis-counseling program for victims of Tropical Storm Lee, has initiated a toll-free-phone number for individuals emotionally affected by the disaster. The number is 1-855-789-7890. Project Keystone counseling services are available to residents where disaster declarations were issued as a result of Tropical Storm Lee, including Luzerne and Wyoming counties. U.S. residents anywhere in the country who are experiencing emotional distress as a result of a disaster can also call the nationwide Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990.

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edtotheeight-memberIndustrialDevelopmentAuthority,whichattemptstoencourage new industry in the county. Frank Paczewski, Dallas, and Dr. Anthony Grieco, Duryea, were appointed to serve through 2015. They replace Charles Johnson and Gary Lamont. Authority members Diane Katlic and John Gadomski were also reappointed to four-year terms. Two new members were also appointed to the Luzerne County Community College Board of Trustees: Joan Blewitt,

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Catholic Social Services Toy Drive chairwoman Diane Colleran and her husband Frank sort through toys for needy children at Our Lady of Hope Church. They are still in need of gifts for girls in the 9 to 12 age group.

Almost wrapped up Catholic Social Services still needs gifts for girls 9-12. By EILEEN GODIN Times Leader Correspondent

WILKES-BARRE – Christmas brings to mind images of small children and gifts, but this stereotype has left one age group shortchanged, said Diane Colleran, chairman of Catholic Social Services holiday toy drive. “People look mainly to buy for younger children,” she said. “Our 9- to 12-year-old girls group is lacking.”

Ironically, Colleran said, the age group also has the highest number of children. In the basement of Our Lady of Hope church, spread out over several tables, toys, stuffed animals and clothing lay waiting to be chosen for a special child. Walking through, not an empty counter spot could be seen in the toys for young children. But at the 9- to 12year-old girl section, items were less abundant. In an effort to ensure all children can receive a gift, Colleran is seeking lastminute donations. She is suggesting

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Donations for girls, ages 9 to 12, can be dropped off at St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen, East Jackson Street, Wilkes-Barre this weekend. Or call Diane Colleran, toy drive chairman with Catholic Social Services at 287-2012 for more information.

ideas such as curling irons, blow dryers, make-up kits, Snuggies, books and board games. Donations can be dropped off at St. See TOYS, Page 8A

W-B man sentenced to state prison for role in coke ring John Ricci must serve seven to 14 years for participating in operation run by motorcycle club.

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WILKES-BARRE – A city man who pleaded guilty to taking part in a $3.6 million cocaine distribution ring was sentenced Friday to seven to 14 years in state prison. John Ricci, 38, with a last known address of Gilligan

Street, was sentenced on several related charges by Luzerne County Judge Thomas Burke. Prosecutors say Ricci participated in the drug ring operated by members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, which distributed cocaine throughout the area beginning in July 2008. Burke said Ricci, one of sever-

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Budget agreement clears House By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press

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Flea from the U.S. rock band The Red Hot Chili Peppers performs during a concert in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday. The band plays a final European gig tonight in Madrid and brings the tour to the United States at the end of January.

WASHINGTON — The House has passed a $1 trillionplus catchall budget bill paying for day-to-day budgets of 10 Cabinet departments and averting a government shutdown. The 296-121 vote to approve the measure represented a rare moment of bipartisanship in a polarized Capitol. Lawmakers are also seeking compromise on separate legislation to renew jobless benefits and a cut in payroll taxes. The vote sends the measure to the Senate, which was expected to pass it today. The bill puts in place budget curbs mandated under an Au-

gust pact between President Barack Obama and Congress. It trims spending for most domestic agencies and awards the Pentagon the smallest budget hike in recent memory. It pays for overseas military operations and a slew of programs ranging from border security to flood control to combating AIDS and famine in Africa. Many provisions sought by House Republicans were dropped from the bill before its passage, and Democrats blocked a series of GOP assaults on Environmental Protection Agency regulations, though the agency’s budget absorbed a cut of more than 3 percent. War costs would be $115 bil-

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lion, a $43 billion cut from the previous year. The bill chips away at the Pentagon budget, foreign aid and environmental spending

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he death of a Florida A&M University drum major has been ruled a homicide after an autopsy showed he died of internal bleeding caused by blunt force trauma. Officials in Orlando said Friday that Robert Champion had bruises on his chest, arms, shoulder and back. Officials believe he died following a hazing ritual. The 26-year-old student’s Nov. 19 death revealed a culture of hazing within FAMU’s famed band, the “Marching 100.” It led to the suspension of longtime band director Julian White. Four students suspected of involvement in hazing were briefly expelled after his death but later reinstated.

The Catholic Church in the Netherlands is the focus of allegations covering decades. By MIKE CORDER Associated Press

MOSCOW

Radioactive cylinders found

Inspectors at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport found 18 cylinders of radioactive Sodium-22 in luggage bound for Iran on Thursday and were searching for the shipment’s owners. The bag exceeded safe radiation levels by more than 20 times and set off alarms, the Interfax news agency reported. The material had been packed in separate steel cylinders. Sodium-22 is used in medical applications. The material is produced in a cyclotron by artificial particle acceleration, and does not occur in nature. Cyclotrons are normally used for physics research. BEIRUT

Syrian violence continues

Tens of thousands of Syrians, some of them calling for their president’s execution, protested against the authoritarian regime on Friday, as the Arab League indefinitely postponed a meeting on the crisis because of divisions over how to stop the bloodshed. Security forces opened fire during protests and conducted security raids in several places around the country, killing at least 10 people, most of them in Syria’s rebellious central region, activists said. The army also sent reinforcements into a southern area where military defectors recently launched deadly attacks on regime troops. The demonstrators urged Arab leaders to move quickly to try to end the violence, saying the Arab League’s delays were allowing the regime of President Bashar Assad more time to kill. The 22-member League has proposed a peace plan, suspended Syria’s membership and imposed sanctions but has not been able to agree on next steps after Syria refused to allow in monitors to ensure compliance with the peace proposal. CAIRO

After elections, turmoil

Soldiers stormed an anti-military protest camp outside Egypt’s Cabinet building Friday, beating women with sticks and hurling chunks of concrete and glass onto protesters from the roof of the parliament in a resurgence of turmoil only a day after millions voted in parliamentary elections. At least three protesters were shot to death in the clashes, including a prominent Muslim cleric, activists said. The heavy-handed assault was apparently an attempt to clear out protesters who have been camped out in front of the building for three weeks demanding the ruling military leave power. But the mayhem threatened to spark a new round of violence after deadly clashes between youth revolutionaries and security forces in November that lasted for days and left more than 40 dead.

nancial overhaul, won a 10 percent budget increase, even as the tax-collecting IRS absorbed a more than 3 percent cut to its budget. Popular education initiatives for special-needs children and disadvantaged schools were basically frozen, and Obama’s cherished “Race to the Top” initiative, which provides grants to better-performing schools, would absorb a more than 20 percent cut. The maximum Pell grant for low-income college students would remain at $5,550, but only after major cost-cutting moves that would limit the number of semesters the grants may be received and make income eligibility standards more strict.

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A digital clock will count down the time left before the solstice when some believe world will end. By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY — A city in southern Mexico wants to live each moment as if it were the last. Tourism officials in Tapachula have installed a digital clock to count down the time left before the Dec. 21, 2012, solstice, when some believe the world will end. The clock starts Dec. 21, a year before the supposed apocalypse. Chiapas state tourism regional director Manolo Alfonso Pinot said Friday that Mayan priests will perform a ceremony at the nearby archaeological site of Izapa. Maya experts say the doomsday fears are a misreading of Maya stone inscrip-

tions that mention the date, saying the Mayans only considered it the end of one calendar cycle and the beginning of another. Pinot said he doesn’t believe the world will end, but looks at it as a sort of beginning, in the business sense at least. “A lot of people know they can fill their body with energy if they come to these exceptional sites,” he said. “If people are interested, we have to take advantage of this.” Tapachula, best known as a gritty border town crossed by Central American migrants en route to the United States, is not a popular Mayan tourism destination. But nearby Izapa is a place where many stelae have been found, including the “Tree of Life” stone discovered in the 1950s and thought to convey an ancient Mayan tale. At Izapa, close to the Tajumulco volcano, Pinot says a Mesoamerican ball court, a carved stone and the throne of the Izapa ruler face a straight line that on

“A lot of people know they can fill their body with energy if they come to these exceptional sites. If people are interested, we have to take advantage of this.” Manolo Alfonso Pinot Chiapas state tourism regional director

Dec. 21, 2012 is expected to align with the planets. “It is hard to say what you will be able to see that day,” he said. The doomsday theories stem from a pair of tablets that describe the return of a Mayan god at the end of a 13th period of 400 years, which falls on Dec. 21, 2012. Experts say the date marks the end of a 5,125-year cycle that began in 3113 B.C., and the start of another.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Thousands of children suffered sexual abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions over the past 65 years, and church officials knew about the abuse but failed to stop it or help victims because they feared sparking scandals, according to a long-awaited report released Friday. The report also estimated that one in 10 Dutch children suffered some form of sexual abuse more broadly in society. The findings detailed some of the most widespread abuse yet linked to the Catholic Eijk church, which has been under fire for years over abuse allegations in multiple countries including the United States. The abuse ranged from “unwanted sexual advances” to rape, the report said. Abusers numbered in the hundreds, at least, and included priests, brothers, pastors and lay people who worked in religious orders and congregations. The number of abuse victims who spent some of their youth in church institutions likely lies somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000, according to the probe, which went back as far as 1945. The investigating commission received some 1,800 complaints of abuse at Catholic schools, seminaries and orphanages. Archbishop Wim Eijk said victims would be compensated by a commission the Dutch church set up last month and which has a scale starting at (euro) 5,000 ($6,500) and rising to a maximum of (euro) 100,000 ($130,000) depending on the nature of the abuse.

GOP-led U.S. House delays switch to new high-tech light bulbs by 9 months By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress are flipping the dimmer switch on a law that sets new energysavings standards for light bulbs. They’ve reached a deal to delay until October enforcement of standards that some fear will bring about the end of old-style, 100-watt bulbs. GOP lawmakers say they’re trying to head off more government interference in people’s

lives. Language postponing enforcement of the light bulb law — it was set to take effect Jan. 1 — was included in a massive spending bill that funds the government through September. The House passed the measure on Friday, with approval expected today in the Senate. Rep. Fred Upton, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said the light bulb delay shows Congress is listening to the American peo-

ple. “We heard the message loud and clear,” said Upton, R-Mich. “Americans don’t want government standards determining how they light their homes.” Jim Presswood, federal energy policy director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group, called the GOP-backed delay dim-witAP PHOTO ted. “It’s just a completely ridiculous General Electric’s 9-watt Energy Smart LED light bulbs are tested. move by Congress,” Presswood said.

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Kingston, and Carmen Magistro, Mountain Top. Blewitt will serve through 2017, and Magistro will be on the board until August 2015. Elaine Cook was reappointed to the trustee board through 2017. Blewitt and Magistro replace Mahmoud Fahmy and Mary Dana Hinton. Urban said the new home rule charter prohibits people from serving on multiple boards unless they’re county council members, and Fahmy already serves on the county mental health/mental retardation advisory board. Hinton resigned from the trustee board because she no longer lives in the county.

wide,” he said. The report contains a section on Luzerne County and says under American Bar Association standards the office “most likely needs another 8.5 full-time lawyers,” he said. The office has three secretaries and approximately 20 attorneys. Most of the attorneys are parttime employees carrying full-time workloads, said Flora. In comparison the district attorney’s office has a staff that is three times as large, including detectives and support staff, he said. Flora said the problem has been developing for years. “It wasn’t a decision that was reached overnight,” he said. The 15-member community collegeboardhasfournewmembers because commissioners recently appointed John Bryan and Joseph Bauman to replace Piazza and Elaine Maddon Curry. Commissioners also reappointed Salvatore Licata to the nine-member county Transportation Authority and appointed two new members through 2015 – Dominic Cusatis and Robert Pachence, both of Hazleton. The transportation authority operates public buses. Commissioners also voted this week to put the county transportation department, which operates vansforthe elderlyanddisabled, under the direction of the authority. State officials encouraged the county to approve the merger to save money and improve efficiencies, county officials said.

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Justice costly for county, municipality The Jerry Sandusky hearing was brief, but expenses are starting to mount. By ANNE DANAHY Centre Daily Times

With the Jerry Sandusky preliminary hearing finished, local officials are now paying the bills. The costs to Centre County and Bellefonte add up to $21,700, with the biggest expense being wages. That doesn’t include how much the event will set back the county sheriff, police departments in the Centre Region, Spring Township and state police, all of which assisted Tuesday. Sandusky ended up waiving his

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and the entire central Pennsylvania campus. Paterno and the university president have lost their jobs, and officials Tim Curley and Gary Schultz are accused of lying to a grand jury about what McQueary told them. A Pennsylvania judge on Friday held Curley, the university’s athletic director, and Schultz, a retired senior vice president, for trial after the daylong hearing. Curley said that McQueary never relayed the seriousness of what he saw, and said he was only told that Sandusky was “horsing around” with a boy but that his conduct wasn’t sexual. He said he told the university president about the episode and the top official at a children’s charity that Sandusky founded, but never told university police. “I didn’t see any reason because I didn’t think at the time it was a crime,” he told the grand jury, according to testimony read into the record on Friday. Curley, Schultz and Paterno have been criticized for never telling police about the 2002 charges. Prosecutors say Sandusky continued to abuse boys for six more years. Sandusky has denied having inappropriate sexual contact with boys. In about two hours on the witness stand, McQueary said again and again that what he saw was a sexual act, although he stopped short of saying he was sure that Sandusky, now 67, had raped the boy. “I believe Jerry was sexually molesting him and having some

right to the hearing, so his court appearance lasted only a few minutes. But county and municipal officials spent days planning to make the logistics, including facilitating an onslaught of media trucks, run smoothly. The small town square became a hub of activity starting Monday night, and by all accounts the planning paid off, with police saying everything went smoothly. That effort - and the costs involved could offer a preview of what’s to come if Sandusky ends up going to trial in Bellefonte on charges that he sexually abused 10 boys. Bellefonte manager Ralph Stewart said the borough’s $4,700 in costs came from about $3,700 in police overtime and about $1,000 in public works overtime. He said officials tried

type of sexual intercourse with him,” McQueary said on Friday. He said later he “can’t say100 percent” that Sandusky and the boy were having intercourse because he was seeing Sandusky from behind. He said after talking to his father, he went over to Paterno’s home the next morning and said that what he had seen “was way over the lines, it was extremely sexual in nature.” He said he would not have used words like sodomy or intercourse with Paterno; he did not get into that much detail out of respect for the coach, he said. Paterno told the grand jury that McQueary said he saw Sandusky doing something of a “sexual nature” with the youngster but that he didn’t press for details. “I didn’t push Mike ... because he was very upset,” Paterno said. “I knew Mike was upset, and I knew some kind of inappropriate action was being taken by Jerry Sandusky with a youngster.” Paterno told McQueary he would talk to others about what he’d reported. McQueary said he met nine or 10 days later with Curley and Schultz and told them he’d seen Sandusky and a boy, both naked, in the shower after hearing skinon-skin slapping sounds. “I would have described that it was extremely sexual and I thought that some kind of intercourse was going on,” said McQueary. McQueary said he was left with the impression both men took his report seriously. When asked why he didn’t go to police, he referenced Schultz’s position as a vice president at the universi-

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incarcerate juveniles at the PA and Western PA Childcare juvenile detention centers, which were co-owned by Powell and built by Mericle. The settlement is a master agreement that affects individual plaintiffs who filed suit, as well as all other juveniles who appeared before Ciavarella between Jan. 1, 2003 and May 28, 2008, regardless if they instituted a lawsuit. Attorneys have estimated 2,400 juveniles and their parents are eligible to receive payment. The settlement does not specify how much of the settlement will be earmarked for attorneys fees or how much each plaintiff will receive. The payment to the plaintiffs will be decided by a “claims committee” that will each claim. The amount of money paid to each person will be dependent, in part, on whether they were incarcerated in an out-of-home placement either at PA or Western PA Child Care or some other juvenile facility. Their parents will be entitled to recover money they paid toward the child’s incarceration.

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ity and other airport-related matters. Lackawanna County Commissioner Mike Washo took the brunt of the verbal assaults being lobbed by Luzerne County Commissioners Petrilla, Tom Cooney and Steve Urban. It was Washo’s about-face on Wednesday that derailed the proposed authority. On Dec. 7, in a 2-1 vote, with Commissioner Corey O’Brien dissenting, Lackawanna County

to get as much preparation done during regular business hours as possible to minimize overtime. "For example, setting up the police command post and setting out road closure barricades, we did as much prep work as we could getting those in place," Stewart said. "Had we not been able to reach out to our neighbors, other local governments, to assist us, our numbers would have been astronomical," he said. If the case does go to trial - which attorneys on both sides said is where it’s headed - Stewart said those involved will go through the same planning process, preparing well in advance of the court date. The team used the county Public

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HARRISBURG — One of Jerry Sandusky’s lawyers says he wasn’t allowed in the courtroom to hear testimony at a preliminary hearing for his client’s child sex abuse case. Karl Rominger told The Associated Press that the decision was “a little unfair” even though the judge had the right to bar him. Rominger apparently didn’t participate in the advance process for requesting assigned seats. Rominger says he wasn’t asking to bump anyone else from the courtroom and was also prohibited from sitting in an overflow room. Mike McQueary testified at Friday’s hearing that he saw Sandusky sexually molesting a boy in a locker room. Tim Curley and Gary Schultz are charged with lying to a grand jury and failing to properly report what McQueary allegedly told them. Both men say they are innocent.

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ty who had overseen the campus police “I thought I was talking to the head of the police, to be frank with you,” he said. “In my mind it was like speaking to a (district attorney). It was someone who police reported to and would know what to do with it.” The square-jawed, red-haired assistant coach spoke in a steady voice in his first public account of the alleged abuse, sometimes turning his seat and leaning toward defense lawyers to answer questions. His voice rose a few times and he blushed once when describing the sexual encounter in the shower. Defense lawyers for Curley and Schultz argued that a perjury charge should not be based solely on a person’s testimony under oath contradicting someone

Settlement pleases father Jack Van Reeth, the father of Jessica Van Reeth, one of the lead plaintiffs in the case, said he was pleased to learn of the settlement. Jessica was incarcerated for three months at age 16 after she was found to possess a small amount of marijuana, her first offense. Van Reeth said he does not know yet how much he and his daughter, now 20, will recover. That’s not his main focus, he said. “Much more important than the money is the fact these people are finally being held accountable for their actions,” Van Reeth said. “It’s so important for the young people of Luzerne County so see that the rich and powerful are not, in the end, above the law.” Mericle, represented by attorney Eric Kraeutler, does not admit to any wrongdoing, according to the settlement. His attorneys and attorneys for The Juvenile Law Center, which represented the juveniles along with several other attorneys, said they believed the settlement was in the best interest of all parties, given the complexity and uncertainly that surrounded the litigation. “We are pleased to get this settlement and are thrilled for the kids who will re-

commissioners voted to form the authority. In a surprise reversal Wednesday, Washo, who is leaving office Jan. 2, changed his vote to oppose creation of the authority. He said he still supported its formation, but wanted to be “respectful” of the new administrations coming in next month. “I’m sorry we weren’t able to do what should have been done,” Washo said on Friday, seemingly criticizing himself. “We’ve missed a very important opportunity.” Explaining his flip flop, Washo said the threat of lawsuits is what

Safety Training Center as the staging area for media, and the Logan Fire Company in Bellefonte as the police command post. Penn State provided five button-operated hydraulic gate openers, which block cars when they’re up and can be driven over when down. All told, more than 110 responders were involved in providing security and related services Tuesday morning, according to the county. County Administrator Denise Elbell said the hearing cost the county about $17,000. Along with providing sheriff deputies, the county assisted with emergency planning, mapping, maintenance and logistics such as providing portable restrooms at a cost of about $900.

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else’s testimony. The defense said uncorroborated testimony from McQueary is not enough and sought to pick apart the ways he described the shower scene differently to different people. The defense noted that McQueary admitted changing his description of the shower encounter when speaking with Paterno — enough so that the coach didn’t believe a crime had occurred. McQueary said he had stopped by a campus football locker room to drop off a pair of sneakers in the spring of 2002 when he saw Sandusky with the boy, who he estimated was 10 or 12 years old. McQueary, 37, said he has never described what he saw as anal rape or anal intercourse and couldn’t see Sandusky’s genitals, but that “it was very clear that it

W H AT ’ S N E X T The settlement must now go before a federal judge for approval. If approved, juveniles and their parents who are eligible for a portion of the settlement will receive letters mailed to their last known address advising them of how to file a claim. The claims will be reviewed by a committee made up for four attorneys, who will determine the amount of money each person is entitled to receive based on their individual circumstances. An appeal process will be set up for any person who disagrees with the amount awarded by the claims committee.

ceive help after all that happened to them,” said attorney Barry Dyller of Wilkes-Barre, who filed suit on behalf of William Conway. In a press release, Marsha Levick of the Juvenile Law Center commended Mericle for approaching the settlement discussion in an “open and honest way.” The center said it would make no comment beyond information contained in the press release. The settlement resolves the claims against Mericle and Mericle Construction that were filed in the Conway suit, as well as lawsuits filed by Van Reeth, Hillary Transue, Florence Wallace, Samantha Humanik, Raul Clark, Wayne Dawn, Angela Rimmer Belanger, James

ultimately changed his mind. “I was told the new (Lackawanna County) commissioners were going to litigate to reverse the creation of the authority,” Washo said. “Taxpayers of Lackawanna County are tired of litigation. I made a decision that I did not want to walk out the door causing more litigation and more contentiousness. I leave feeling greatly disappointed that Lackawanna County was not able to deliver our necessary support to create an authority.” Both Petrilla and Urban, after the meeting, said Washo’s reasoning rang hollow.

looked like there was intercourse going on.” In its report last month, the grand jury summarized McQueary’s testimony as saying he “saw a naked boy ... with his hands up against the wall, being subjected to anal intercourse by a naked Sandusky.” McQueary said he peeked into the shower three times — the first via a mirror, the other two times directly. The last time he looked in, Sandusky and the boy had separated, he said. He said he didn’t say anything, but “I know they saw me. They looked directly in my eye, both of them.” McQueary said the entire encounter — from when he first entered the locker room to when he retreated to his office — lasted about 45 seconds. Curley told the grand jury that

Gillette and Loretta Elia. All juveniles who appeared before Ciavarella in the specified time frame will receive letters advising them of how to file a claim. They are not obligated to agree to the settlement. They can decide to opt-out and seek to file individual lawsuits against Mericle. Judge’s approval needed The settlement must be approved by a judge before it becomes final. It also includes language that would permit Mericle to withdraw from the agreement if he determines that he is an “unacceptably high” financial risk from persons who decided to opt out of the settlement. Under the agreement, Mericle would have to provide evidence to prove he is at risk and that he took reasonable measures to try to mitigate that risk. Should he withdraw from the agreement, attorneys for the plaintiffs would have a right to challenge that decision in court. The civil cases stem from charges that were filed against Ciavarella, Conahan, Powell and Mericle in 2009. Ciavarella was convicted in February of multiple charges related to the scheme, including racketeering and money laundering, and is now serving a 28-year prison sentence.

“I don’t think litigation would have went anywhere,” said Petrilla who also leaves office Jan. 2, along with her fellow Luzerne County commissioners, Washo and Lackawanna County Commissioner Bruce Smallacombe. Only O’Brien, who was absent from Friday’s meeting, ran for another term as commissioner and will be on the airport board next year. Urban said making decisions based on threats isn’t the way to run a government. “They never stop me from doing things,” Urban said of threats. He also said he didn’t believe the

he couldn’t recall his specific conversation with McQueary, but McQueary never reported seeing anal intercourse or other sexual conduct. He said he spoke to Sandusky about it, who first denied having been in the shower with a boy, but later changed his story. Schultz said he remembered McQueary and Paterno describing what the younger coach saw only in a very general way. “I had the impression it was inappropriate,” Schultz told the grand jury. “I had the feeling it was some kind of wrestling activity and maybe Jerry might have grabbed a young boy’s genitals.” Under cross-examination, McQueary said he considered what he saw a crime but didn’t call police because “it was delicate in nature.” “I tried to use my best judgment,” he said. “I was sure the act was over.” He said he never tried to find the boy. Paterno, Schultz and Curley didn’t testify, but District Judge William C. Wenner read their grand jury testimony from January at the Dauphin County hearing. Curley’s attorney, Caroline Roberto, said prosecutors “will never be able to reach their burden of proof at a trial.” Schultz’s attorney, Tom Farrell, predicted his client would be acquitted. He also took a shot at Paterno, saying, “I’m an Italian from Brooklyn, and he may not have called the police but he may have done what I would have done, which is get the boys in the car with a few baseball bats and crowbars and take it to the fellow.”

Conahan pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy and was sentenced to 17 ½ years in prison. Powell was sentenced in November to 18 months in prison. Mericle pleaded guilty in September 2009 to withholding information on a crime for his role in the scandal. He has not yet been sentenced. As part of his plea, Mericle agreed to set up a $2.1 million fund to benefit the health and welfare of children in Luzerne County. That fund is separate from the civil suit settlement. Mericle consistently has denied that he had any knowledge of a scheme to improperly incarcerate juveniles. At his guilty plea hearing, Mericle admitted paid $1.8 million in “finder’s fees” to Ciavarella and Conahan for their assistance in helping him obtain the contract to build the two juvenile centers. Federal prosecutors said the payment was a legitimate transaction. The crime, they said, is that Mericle, at Ciavarella’s request, paid the money through Powell. At some point Mericle became aware that the judges made the request so they could disguise the source of the income. Mericle failed to disclose that information to federal agents who questioned him about the deal.

threats of lawsuits to overturn the commissioners’ actions would have panned out. Smallacombe shared a conversation he had with O’Brien before the Wednesday vote, in which O’Brien told Smallacombe “you do what you got to do. I’m going to overturn it in two weeks.” Petrilla said next year’s commissioners would not have had that power. “We have the authority to approve an authority,” Petrilla said. “I don’t think they would have had the authority to overturn it.” Petrilla pointed to three failed motions at Friday’s meeting as

reasons why an authority is needed to oversee the airport. Urban said that thanks to the fear of litigation, it’s likely that real litigation will occur. He said he will seek the support of his fellow commissioners to take legal recourse against the airport to recoup the $900,000 Luzerne County lent the airport to pay its local share of the terminal project. He said he will also seek $300,000 in annual required contributions owed to the county to fund the airport retirees’ pension fund. He said the failed votes Friday left the county with little choice.


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and two counts of delivery of a controlled substance in March 2010, as well as unrelated counts of possession a small amount of marijuana and public drunkenness in November stemming from a February incident. Deputy Attorney General Tim Doherty prosecuted the case. Ricci was represented by attorney John Donovan. Doherty has said Ricci participated in distributing approximately 1,000 grams of cocaine from July 2008 to March 2009. According to court papers, Ricci, also known as “J Bone,” sold suspected cocaine to a police informant on several occasions. In the unrelated public drunkenness case, Kingston police said Ricci and another man were fighting near James Street. Police said they

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ness to humans — the genome is about 99 percent identical to ours — has long caused a quandary, making the animals valuable to medical researchers for nearly a century but also sparking ethical and emotional questions about how they are housed and used. “They are highly intelligent. They live in complex social settings, and they live for a very long time,” said evolutionary anthropologist Anne Pusey of Duke University, who once worked with chimp expert Jane Goodall in Tanzania and manages an archive of Goodall’s field data on the animals. “When you enclose a chimp in a very small cage for 50 years, it really is cruel and unusual, even regardless of whether you’re doing invasive things to them,” she added. The U.S. is one of only two countries known to still conduct medical research with chimpanzees; the other is Gabon, in Africa. The European Union essentially banned such research last year. Thursday’s decision was triggered by an uproar last year over the fate of 186 semiretired research chimps that the NIH, to save money, planned to move from a New Mexico facility to an active research lab in Texas. They are staying put for now. The Institute of Medicine’s investigation found over the past 10 years, the NIH has paid for just 110 projects of any type that involved chimps. Most involved hepatitis C, a liver virus that infects only humans and chimps. Some involved HIV, a disease that scientists now know is better to study in rhesus monkeys. Still others involved comparing the genetics of chimps and humans, or behavioral research examining such things as development and mental health. The institute recommended two different sets of re-

In this Jan. 31, 1961 photo, Ham, the first higher primate launched into outer space, is comforted by an unidentified man on the deck of a rescue ship after the splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.

strictions. Biomedical research — testing new drugs or giving chimps a disease — should allow using the apes only if studies could not be done on other animals or people themselves, and if foregoing the work would hinder progress against life-threatening or debilitating conditions. The panel said behavioral and genetic research, while less controversial, nonetheless should be limited to studies that provide insights otherwise unattainable, using techniques that minimize any pain or distress. The institute combed research files to see what types

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settings, and now alternative methods have been developed that will make their use all but obsolete,” said Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United By LAURAN NEERGAARD States. AP Medical Writer But some scientists say it’s WASHINGTON — Days in not that big a change because the laboratory are numbered chimp studies already were for chimpanzees, humans’ dwindling fast as researchers turned to less costly and ethclosest relative. Chimps paved astronauts’ ically charged alternatives. “The use of a chimpanzee in way into space and were vital in creating some important biomedical research is the medicines. But the govern- rare exception,” said Dr. Thomas Rowell, ment said Thursday that who directs science has advanced These apes’ Louisiana’s enough that from now on, genetic closeNew Iberia Rechimpanzees essentially search Center, should be a last resort in ness to humans medical research — a — the genome is one of five research centers move that puts the Unit- about 99 perhouses ed States more in line cent identical to that chimps and othwith the rest of the world. er primate speChimps’ similarity ours — has long cies used in with people “demands caused a quangovernspecial consideration and dary, making the both ment- and prirespect,” said Dr. Francis animals valuable vately financed Collins, director of the studies. National Institutes of to medical reIt’s not clear Health. searchers for how His move came after nearly a century exactly many of the nathe prestigious Institute of Medicine declared that but also sparking tion’s 937 remost use of chimpanzees ethical and emo- search chimps — 612 of them for invasive medical re- tional questions owned by the search no longer can be about how they NIH — are in justified — and that strict the midst of exnew limits should deter- are housed and periments that mine which experiments used. would be affectare important enough to ed by the new outweigh the moral cost of involving this species that standards and could be moved into retirement instead. Most is so like us. “The bar is very high,” said of the chimps are fairly old, as bioethicist Jeffrey Kahn of the nation has had a moratoriJohns Hopkins University, um on breeding since 1995. But Collins temporarily who led the institute panel. The group stopped short of barred new government-fundrecommending an outright ed studies involving chimps ban, saying a handful of re- as his agency began implesearch projects today might menting the recommended restill require chimps — but strictions. Also, a working more importantly, that the group will decide whether to animals might be required in phase out about 37 ongoing the future as new diseases projects, about half of which Collins said probably don’t evolve and emerge. Animal welfare groups wel- meet the new standards. These apes’ genetic closecomed the change but continue to push for Congress to pass legislation that would go a step further and phase out SUSPENDED CEILINGS all invasive chimp research. 12x14’ Ceiling “Chimpanzees have providFor As Little As $439 ed limited value in research Price Includes Material & Labor

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of projects would fit those strict criteria — and could come up with only a handful, such as a possible need to test vaccines against hepatitis C in the animals. But the panel concluded chimps aren’t needed to study cancer or a host of other diseases or even to test most drugs. The standards wouldn’t automatically apply to privately funded pharmaceutical research, although the industry, too, is shifting away from use of chimps. One drug company, GlaxoSmithKline, adopted an official policy ending its use of great apes, including chimpanzees, in research.

ATLANTA — After the U.S. Supreme Court this week agreed to rule on Arizona’s controversial law targeting illegal immigrants, some states with similar statutes asked Thursday for delayed legal action on their laws pending the high court’s decision. The Supreme Court said Monday it would review a federal appeals court ruling that blocked parts of the Arizona law. One part requires that police, while enforcing other laws, question a person’s immigration status if officers suspect the person is in the country illegally. The Obama administration challenged the Arizona law, arguing that regulating immigration is the job of the federal government, not states. Similar laws in Alabama, South Carolina and Utah also face lawsuits filed by both the federal government and activist groups. Civil liberties and immigrant rights groups are suing over immigration measures adopted in Georgia and Indiana. Alabama and Georgia on Thursday asked a federal appeals court to delay court hearings on the challenges set for early next year before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals. South Carolina asked that its law be allowed to take effect. “It is clear that the Supreme Court’s ruling in Arizona’s case will be relevant to the 11th Circuit’s consideration of our appeal,” said Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange echoed his sentiments and added his support for Arizona. “Alabama has supported Arizona in its legal effort from the beginning, and Alabama will continue to vigorously support Arizona as the case moves to the Supreme Court,” he said. Sam Brooke, an attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is one of the parties challenging the law, said the organization’s reaction to the motions by Alabama and Georgia is divided. The law in Alabama “is continuing to cause havoc in our state because several provisions have been permitted to go into effect, and are in effect today. We oppose any request that these harms be permitted to continue, and oppose Alabama’s request for a stay,” he said. “Since the parts we challenged are enjoined in Georgia, we did not oppose the request for a stay by Georgia.” In South Carolina, Attorney General Alan Wilson requested that that state’s law be allowed to go into effect Jan. 1 as scheduled. Opponents have asked a federal judge to halt the law until legal challenges by activist groups and the federal government can be resolved. A hearing for a preliminary injunction blocking the law is set for Monday. “A ruling by the Supreme Court in Arizona is likely to resolve most or all of the issues” in the South Carolina case, S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson wrote in the motion. He added it “would be an understatement” to say the issues before the high court are of importance to the South Carolina case. Lawyers involved in the South Carolina case said they opposed delaying action.

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while he resurrected such longdelayed projects as “Smile” (which the Beach Boys also revisited this year with the wellreceived box set, “The Smile Sessions”) and a solo album “That Lucky Old Sun.” Until now. The band, which continued to tour and record as the Beach Boys for decades, confirmed speculation that all surviving members of the mid-’60s lineup — Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks — will reunite with Wilson for the band’s 50th anniversary with a world tour and a new album on Capitol Records in 2012. “This is not the same act that’s been touring 365 days a year for decades,” said Gary Bongiovanni, the president and editor in chief of Pollstar, the concert business trade journal. “Brian’s return makes this much bigger than it otherwise would be.” The band, which formed in Hawthorne in 1961, rose to national prominence as the embodiment of an optimistic, youth-centric surf culture with singles including “Surfin’ Safari” and “I Get Around.” But by the middle of the decade, Brian Wilson had ceased touring, preferring to produce, write and arrange for the group. The surviving members of the group appeared together to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Pet Sounds” in 2006. Carl Wilson had died of cancer in 1998, and Dennis Wilson died in a drowning accident in 1983. This tour will mark their first performances together in decades. • Allen Eugene Shotwell Jr. and Kristyna Renee Cohagan • Jared Mark Menghini and Alyssa Diane Kramer • Patrick M. Manley and Brenda Lynn Reeves • James M. Hon and Kimberly Nazarenko • Stephen Mark Wasilewski and Tiffany Nicole Klemunes • Melvin Lanfranco and Maritza Vega • Gary J. Capece and Arlene Schroyer • Garry Lynn Harvey Jr. and Judith Anne Reggie

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Globe nods full of snubs, surprises By JAKE COYLE AP Entertainment Writer

Woody Harrelson said it himself. As one of the stars reading the nominations for the Golden Globes on Thursday morning, the actor jokingly added his own film, “Rampart,” to the list of best dramatic films. “There’s a lot of things left off today, I just want to say,” shrugged Harrelson. There always is. The year in movies has shaped up to be one without many clear heavyweight favorites, but rather a large spectrum of fine, worthy films. That means more deserving movies than normal went unheralded by the Globes. The Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Some snubs and surprises: • EXTREMELY QUIET: The silence for the much anticipated “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” was deafening. Stephen Daldry’s adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel has been the biggest question mark of the awards season, having held its screenings later than any other movie did. The film boasts all of the trappings of awards bait, with top-of-the-line talent in director Stephen Daldry ("The Hours”), screenwriter Eric Roth ("Forrest Gump”), cast (Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max Von Sydow) and producer Scott Rudin ("The Social Network”). But it failed to land any nominations, not even for the score by Alexandre Desplat, who has previously been nominated by the Globes five times. • BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH? Few might have noticed had George Clooney’s political thriller not received any nominations. Instead, “The Ides of March” landed four big ones: best picture (drama); best direc-

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MARY JO ENGLISH, age 75, a lifelong resident of Scranton, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2011, at Hospice Community Care in Dunmore. Her husband, the late Francis Ambrose English, died on October 3, 1974. Born in Scranton, on August 6, 1936, she had worked as a self-employed home health care aide prior to her retirement. She is survived by her four children, Dawn English of Proctor, West Virginia; Frank English of Dupont, James English of Mechanicsville, Virginia, and Heather English-Kranda of Chester, Va.; two siblings; and 10 beloved grandchildren. Private arrangements are under the care of the Kearney Funeral Homes Inc., Old Forge and Scranton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary Jo’s name to the American Cancer Society, 712 South Keyser Avenue, Taylor. MARIAN MCGAVIN, WilkesBarre, formerly of Gateway Apartments, Edwardsville and Newtown section of Hanover Township, died Thursday, December 15, 2011. Marian was preceded in death by her husband, John T. McGavin Jr.; son-in-law, Wayne Morris, and sisters, Jean and Margaret. She is survived by sons, Dr. John T. III, Nathaniel, Michael, William (Buzzy), James, daughters, Patricia McCue, Karen Garling, Marian Morris, Ann Marie Hufford, Joanne Hummel; 21 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held Monday, December 19, 2011, at 9:15 a.m. from the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church, North Maple Avenue, Kingston. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends are invited to visit Sunday, December 18, 2011 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Monday from 8:30 a.m. until time of service. JEFF A. DZOCH, 33, a resident of Old Tioga Turnpike, Benton, passed away on Dec. 7, 2011. He was employed in construction. He was born on March 30, 1978, in Bloomsburg, a son of Steven Dzoch, Hunlock Creek, and the late Ronna L. (Tripp) Dzoch. He was preceded in death by his mother Ronna L. Dzoch. Surviving, in addition to his father, are his wife, the former Heidi Hess; daughters, Sierra and Makayla, at home; sister, Tanya Farber and husband, Larry, Hunlock Creek; niece, Jaklynn Hess and nephew Zebulon Farber. Memorial services will be held on Jan. 7, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the Bethel Hill United Methodist Church, Sweet Valley, with Pastor John Kolenda officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Hill Cemetery, Fairmount Township, Sweet Valley. Arrangements are by the Clark Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek.

JOSEPH T. ZALONIS, 95, of New Cumberland, passed away Wednesday December 14, 2011, at his residence. He was born May 1, 1916 in Plymouth, son of the late John and Frances (Greblunas) Zalonis. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II. Prior to retirement, he was a corrections officer with the Camp Hill Correctional Facility. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Eagen) Zalonis, in 1999. He is survived by his children, John Zalonis, of Troutman, N.C., Patricia Long, of New Cumberland, Thomas Zalonis, of Harrisburg and Claire Marshall, of Harrisburg, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday from Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Camp Hill, with viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Harrisburg. Arrangements are by the Neill Funeral Home, Camp Hill. ROSEMARY HUMMER, of Gateway Apartments, and formerly of Larksville and Elmira, N.Y., died Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at home. Born in WilkesBarre, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret McGeever Hummer and was employed, prior to retiring, for over 28 years for Bell Telephone and, most recently, ATT. She was a member of St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. She is survived by cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 19, 2011 at 12:45 p.m. from the Lehman Family Funeral Service, 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 1:30 p.m. in St Ignatius Church, North Maple Avenue, Kingston. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Monday from 11:30 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. JOHN V. NASATKA, 81, of Mountain Top, was taken to heaven Thursday, December 15, 2011, in ManorCare, Kingston. Born in Avoca, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Mary (Soy) Nasatka and was a member of St. Jude’s Church and Mountain Top Senior Citizens Center. He had a wonderful smile and a great sense of humor. He was preceded in death by sisters Josephine and Marie Nasatka. Surviving are his children, Joseph, Jean Ann and Catherine; brothers Michael Nasiatka and Leonard Nasatka; sister Cecelia McDonald; several nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Jude’s Church, Mountain Top. Interment will be private in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avoca. Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home Inc., Avoca, is in charge of arrangements. THOMAS M. MOYLES, 38, of Wilkes-Barre, died Friday, December 16, 2011, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with visiting hours Tuesday.

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ichard F. Judge, 80, of Harrisburg passed away peacefully on December 15, 2011. Born in Larksville on December 26, 1930, he was the last surviving sibling in his family of eight brother and sisters. He was a graduate of Larksville High School and attended King’s College, playing football in the leather helmet era. A true gentleman with a kind word and a warm smile for everyone he met, Dick lived an unselfish life counting his blessings in friends and charitable opportunities. ‘God bless you’ was his parting catchphrase. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service after a long career and where he had many friends. He was an active member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, where he served as a Eucharistic minister, and was a member of the Chambers Hill Lions Club. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Ruth Ann Barrett Judge. Surviving are five nieces and nephews, Joanne Judge and her husband, Rick Oppenheimer, of Lancaster, Michael Judge of Mechanicsburg, Sharon Lane and her husband, Bill, of Hummelstown, Jane Rutkoski and Robert Rutkoski of Wilkes-Barre. He is also survived by his loving in-laws, Dorothy Barrett, Joseph and Joan Barrett, Robert and Nancy Barrett, and Thomas and Joan King, and their children. Family and friends may call at Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry St., Harrisburg, on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Catherine Laboure Church, 4000 Derry St, Harrisburg, PA. 17111 at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2011. Interment will be at Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton with committal services in the cemetery’s mausoleum at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2011. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Catherine Laboure Church or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central PA Chapter, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 104, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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“Oak” Okraszewski, 77, L eonard of Edwardsville passed away

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, the son of the late Stanley and Clara (Ruk) Okraszewski, of Pringle. He graduated from Larksville High School and spent most of his working years as an auto body specialist. He was the best in the Wyoming Valley – there was nothing he couldn’t repair. Leonard also enjoyed hunting, taking care of the yard, and especially socializing. Leonard was a very easygoing, fun-loving man. We were always entertained by his unique sense of humor and never-ending energy. You could find him every morning at the McDonald’s restaurant in Luzerne. His conversations left you smiling. His presence will be greatly missed. His parents and his grandson, Bradley, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Helen, of Pringle; daughters, Sue Ann

nna A. (Cragle) Smith, 83, of A Valley Road, Berwick, died Thursday, December 15, 2011, at her

Brennan and her husband, Edward, of Larksville; Sandra Okraszewski, of Plymouth; sons, Michael and his wife, Cynthia, of Pringle; and David, of Pringle; grandchildren, Jennifer Kokinda, Alysha Davis, Juliana and Alexandrya Brennan, Casandra, Shannon and Laura Okraszewski; great-grandchildren, Robert Kokinda, Jayden Swainbank, Jianna Wanyo, Lily Anna Lux, and Nicholas, Colin and Jeremiah Gittens; and sisters, Lillian Spirko, of Luzerne, and Rose Lukash, of Exeter. A visitation will be held Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville. A blessing service will be at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Dallas.

Delores J. ‘Dee’ Hess Burdette December 13, 2011 Delores J. “Dee’’ Hess Burdette, age 68, of Meadville, Crawford County and formerly of the Bloomsburg area, died at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at the Meadville Medical Center. Born in Dorrance Township, Luzerne County, she was a daughter of Ellen (Hoffman) Hoch, Wapwallopen, and the late Monroe P. Hoch. She spent her early life in Luzerne County, graduating from the former Newport Township High School in 1961. She resided in Western Pennsylvania for over 20 years, the last 15 in Meadville. Earlier, she resided in the Bloomsburg area. Dee was employed by the Pennsylvania Employment Office, working in Berwick, Bloomsburg, Shamokin, Milton and Meadville for over 30 years, retiring in 2008. She was a member of the Church of Harmonial Fellowship, Meadville, and was also an ordained minister with the denomination. Dee’s family, music and her church were her life’s passions.

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She was a musician her entire life, playing guitar, singing and also calling square dances. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are a daughter, Debra A., wife of John Dimm, Watsontown; son, Mark E. Hess and his wife, Jodi, New Columbia; three grandsons, Jeramie Dimm, John Hess and Matthew Dimm; two granddaughters, Miranda Hess and Erin Hess; two great-grandsons, Brayden and Kaydon; two brothers, Dr. Ronald Hoch and his wife, Ann, Berwick, and Dr. Russell Hoch and his wife, Vonnie, Nescopeck; sister, Janet, wife of Bob Mathis, Dallas, Texas. Private funeral services will be held for the immediate family with Pastor James Lewis of the Montandon United Methodist Church officiating. There will be viewing for friends and relatives on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg. The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be sent to the Bloomsburg Chapter of the American Red Cross, 119 E. Seventh St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815. To sign the guest book or to send a message of condolence, please go to www.krinerfuneralhomes.com.

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home. Born April 14, 1928 in Jonestown "Fishing Creek," she was the daughter and last living child of the late Ira and Catherine (Long) Cragle. As a very young girl of age 9 or 10, Anna began working by keeping house for her school teacher in Jonestown. In her early teens, when her family moved to Berwick, she was employed by several local businesses, including theaters and restaurants, Lady Esther, Country Cousins Shoes, and Ronnie Dress. Most of her life was spent at her RD#1 Shickshinny home on Kline Road, also known as Indian Cave Road, where she raised her family. Her children, family, faith and friends were most important to her. Anna was well known for her baking, cooking and home canning. Most recently, in the last four years of her life, she enjoyed watching the wildlife in the backyard of her home in Summer Hill. Anna will always be loved and missed by family, friends and all who knew her. Preceding her in death is her husband of 40 years, the Rev. George J. Smith; two daughters, Arlene E. Smith and Mabel Joline; a grandson, Carl E. Casterline Jr.; a granddaughter, Felicia Hacker; a greatgrandson, Kaleb Kurtz; three brothers, Ira James, Seth and George Cra-

gle; and four sisters, Verna McCanroll, Vera Burns, Arlene Taylor and Nancy Lord. Surviving are her four daughters, Alberta Casterline of Berwick, Sylvia, wife of Larry Wample of Berwick; Virginia, wife of Steve Britton of Berwick; Gloria, wife of Walter Hartman Sr., of Berwick; five sons, George E. Smith and his wife, Joy, of Shickshinny; Robert M. Smith and his wife, Kathy, of Shickshinny; Raymond C. Smith and his wife, Barb, of South Carolina; David J. Smith and his wife, Linda, of Orangeville; John C. Smith and his wife, Kathy, of South Carolina; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Monday, December 19, 2011, from noon until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m., at the Mayo Funeral Home Inc., 110 Chestnut St., Berwick, with the Rev. Timothy Valiante of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Millville, officiating. Interment will be in Bloomingdale Cemetery. For additional information or to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.mayofh.com.

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r. Norbert C. Soldon, 79, of West passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. Norby was born to the late Stephen and Leona Witkowski Soldon, Aug. 4, 1932, in Nanticoke. Norbert graduated from Pennsylvania State University where he received a BA and an MA. He later received a Ph.D. from University of Delaware. Norbert taught history and philosophy at Brandywine High School and also coached tennis there. After thirty four years of teaching courses in Modern British, European history and Teaching Methods at West Chester University, Dr. Soldon retired in 1999 and was awarded the honor of Professor Emeritus. He was passionate about making a difference in the lives of his students. During his tenure, he wrote and edited several books including, Women in British Trade Unions, 1874-1976. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was also a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity in West Chester. He enjoyed traveling, was an avid Penn State football fan and a dog

lover. Dr. Soldon is survived by his wife of 52 years, Alice A. Eberle Soldon and their children, Shawn A. Soldon of Elkton, Md.; Sherry L. Soldon and her husband, Matthew P. Smith, of Newtown, and Sarah E. Soldon Marsho and her husband, T. Benjamin, of West Chester. He also is survived by three granddaughters, Hannah, Emma and Sabrina Marsho, and his sister-in-law Thelma J. Eberle. Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 212 S. High St., West Chester, PA 19380. Interment will be at Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery, West Chester. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, December 19, at the DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home Inc., 410 N. Church St., West Chester, 610-696-1181, www.DellaFH.com, and on Tuesday, December 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Chester County Library, 50 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341.

December 15, 2011 Peter Brozzi, 79, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday December 15, 2011 at the Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born in Hilldale, he was the son of the late Vincenzo and Sadie Ercolani Brozzi. Peter was a graduate of Plains High School and retired from the Ford Motor Company in Buffalo. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his brother Angelo in 2003. Surviving are his sisters, Rose

Martucci, Scranton, Dina and her husband, August Frateschi, Syracuse, N.Y. and Esther and her husband, Nicholas Currado, Syracuse, N.Y. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call Sunday at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will also be Monday December 19, 2011 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Christian Apostolic Church, 757 N. Main St., Plains Township. Services will begin at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. David Fischi officiating. Interment will be in Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Christian Apostolic Church, 757 N. Main St., Plains, PA.

FUNERALS BINDER – Martha, Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. today in St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Divine Mercy Parish, 620 S. Main St., Old Forge. Relatives and friends may pay their respects from 9 a.m. until Mass in the church. DEANGELIS – Frank, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Rd., Old Forge, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at the Prince Of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church, West Grace and Lawrence streets, Old Forge. EVANS – David Jr., funeral services 10 a.m. today in the Sweet Valley Church of Christ, 5439 Main Rd., Sweet Valley. GALE – Betty, funeral services 11 a.m. Monday in the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of Routes 29 & 118, Pikes Creek. Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. JOHNSON – Warren, a memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, December

31, in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 813 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. KUTZ – Stephen, funeral 9:45 a.m. today in the Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 436 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Jude’s Church, Mountain Top. OWENS – Carol Lee, memorial service 2 p.m. today in the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. PAGLIANETE – Vincent, Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. today in St. Therese’s Church, S. Pioneer Ave., Shavertown. Friends are invited to visit starting at 10 a.m. in St. Therese’s Church prior to Mass. RIPA – Madeline, funeral 9 a.m. today in the Anthony Recupero Funeral Home, 406 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony Church.

Jean Healey Rinkus December 9, 2011 chael A. Rinkus, and her sister, Lillian J of Avoca, passed away Friday, De- Phillips. ean Healey Rinkus, 75, formerly

cember 9, in Lancaster, California. She was born in Avoca, August, 16, 1936, and was the daughter of the late Anthony (Russ) Healey and Stella V. (Soy) Sox-Healey. She has resided in Lancaster, Calif. for 34 years. She was a Counselor/Arts and Craft Instructor at Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times (cancer patients), Calif., from inception until present, and a volunteer at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, California, charity for more than 20 years. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Mi-

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MEETINGS Supervisors once again keep taxes the same LAKE TWP. – For 36 years, Lake Township has not raised its taxes, and the supervisors will be holding this pattern one more year. This week, supervisors passed a $496,274 budget that will keep the millage rate at .322, a $5 per capita tax, and a one-half of 1 percent rate for both the earned income and real estate transfer taxes. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 assessed tax value. The budget includes a $20,658 anticipated expenditure for the non-uniform employee pension plan and a loan of $20,000 for a new one ton Dodge dump truck purchased in 2011. Township Secretary/Treasurer Carlene Price is anticipating revenue of $81,530 in liquid fuels money from the state.

Liquid fuels funding is given by the state based on the mileage of roads and population within the municipality. In other news, supervisors applied to FEMA for reimbursement for money spent on cleaning up after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Supervisor Amy Salansky said the total dollar amount of the reimbursement will not be know until March. She said they need to meet with Barney Dobinick, township’s emergency management coordinator, to determine the exact amount. Eileen Godin

Council OKs ordinance allowing burning

PRINGLE – Borough council Thursday evening passed an ordinance allowing residents to burn certain types of refuse. The new law requires all residents who wish to burn permitted materials such as paper and cardboard to purchase a $15 per year burn permit through the borough. Resi-

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Dam eyed for electricity

A Francis E. Walter Dam hydropower project is under study. The floodcontrol structure is partly in Luzerne County and partly in Carbon County. It is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Symbiotics LLC, a subsidiary of Riverbank Power, has submitted a preliminary permit application to study the project.

Francis E. Walter Dam will be subject of a feasibility study.

study will determine if it’s eco- said. “The water coming out of the dam is controlled. We can’t alter nomically feasible.” Cannon said interest in hydro- the flows, but we do know when power in the U.S. is growing and the releases will occur because evBy TOM VENESKY there are benefits over other re- erything is scheduled.” tvenesky@timesleader.com If a hydropower facility is connewable energy sources such as structed at the dam, Cannon said A Utah company is looking into wind. “The wind isn’t predictable, but it hasn’t been decided where the the possibility of constructing an electricity generation facility at that’s not the case with hydro,” he electricity will go. Francis E. Walter Dam, but the process could take several years. Symbiotics LLC, a subsidiary of Riverbank Power, has submitted a preliminary permit application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to conduct a feasibility study on construction of a hydropower facility at the dam. Weatherly borough previously held a permit for the same purpose but it expired, according to commission spokeswoman Celeste Baptist Bible Apostolic Episcopal Miller. Nebo Baptist Apostolic Faith If approved, the permit would River Of Life Church of Tabernacle give Symbiotics exclusive rights to Fellowship 536 Village Rd, Orange Nanticoke Pastor Frank Chorba the project for three years. The per75 Prospect St. Church 333-5172 Nanticoke 735-3932 22 Outlet Road mit allows only for the study and Sunday School 10 a.m. Pastor Tim Hall Sunday Eucharist Quiet Rite II 8:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Lehman, PA not construction or operation of a www.nebobaptist.org Worship 7 p.m. Christian Education for Children 9:45 a.m. 675-8109 Worship Service Bible Study hydropower facility, Miller said. A www.rolfministries.org Choral Eucharist Rite II 10:00 a.m. Sun. 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Sun School 9:45 a.m. Messages-To-Go Ministry separate license would be needed Sunday School 9:15am apostolicfaith.net The Rev. John Franklin Hartman, Rector Nursery Junior Church Service 10:30am from the comYouth Groups Nursery provided Great Bible Seminars If a hydropow- mission in order Thursday Night Everyone is Welcome 6:30pm Bible study to build someEpiscopal er facility is Welsh Bethel & Youth Groups thing. Coffee house Baptist constructed Holy Cross Episcopal Church The floodFridays 6 to 9 pm Parish & Loomis St. W-B 373 N. Main Street, W-B at the dam, it control dam for with live music. Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Father Timothy Alleman, Rector Sunday School 11:15 a.m. Assembly of God Bible the Lehigh Rivhasn’t been Grace Study Wed 6:30 p.m. SUNG SUNDAY EUCHARIST - 9:00 AM Back Mountain Pastor Don Hartsthorne Community decided where er straddles the SUNDAY SCHOOL - 9:00 AM 822-3372 Luzerne-CarHarvest Assembly Church SATURDAY HOLY EUCHARIST - 4:30 PM the electricity bon 340 Carverton Rd. Trucksville A Bible Teaching Ministry County Mt. Zion Pastor Dan Miller WEDNESDAY - 7:00 PM Memorial Hwy. Dallas will go. line. It is in Bear 570-696-1128 Baptist Church Sunday Services: HEALING SERVICE & HOLY EUCHARIST www.bmha.org 105 HILL ST...WILKES-BARRE Creek Town11 a.m., 6 p.m. Saturday Evening Worship Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Catholic (570) 675-3723 St. Stephen’s 6:30PM ship in Luzerne Sunday Service 11 a.m. Episcopal Pro- Cathedral www.gracechurchdallas.org Sunday Morning Worship We offer Children’s Church St. John The County and Kidder Township in 35 S. Franklin St., W-B 8AM 9:45AM & 11AM Prayer Service Wednesday 7p.m. Holy Communion Sunday School Bible Study Wednesday 8 p.m. Carbon County. Baptist Church 8:00 Catholic 9:45AM Rev. Michael E. Brewster, Pastor 126 Nesbitt St. David Cannon of Symbiotics Church School Sunday Evening Worship Larksville, PA 18651 10:00 6:30PM said the company studies dams PARISH OF ST. 570-779-9620 First Baptist Choral Eucharist Wednesday Mid-Week 48 S. River St. W-B A WELCOMING, GROWING, 10:30 around the country to determine if 7:00PM Pastor Shawn Walker COMMUNITY Nursery 9:00 - 12:15 ANDRE BESSETTE FAITH Other meetings, they can accommodate hydropow822-7482 Saturday 4 p.m. Call 825-6653 for information ministries and events for Sunday Service at 11 a.m. Sunday about Worship Music children, youth, men, and women. er facilities. Several projects are Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Programs and Please call for days and times 7 a.m., 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Vigil (Saturday) “The Place for a New Beginning..” close to the construction phase, he Community Ministries Ample, Easy Parking • 4:00 p.m. at Holy Saviour Handicapped Accessible First Assembly said. Confessions: Worship Site, Of God First Baptist Symbiotics has conducted a pre424 Stanton Street Saturday 3 p.m. 56 Hillard St, East End Church Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 liminary review of the water flows SUNDAY SERVICES (570)823-4988 Water Street Pittston Celebration Service SAINT MARY’S CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION at Francis E. Walter Dam and de654-0283 9 & 10:45AM • 5:30 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Christian Education Our Lady of Fatima Parish Rev. James H. Breese, Pastor termined they are suitable for gen9AM Worship Site, 134 S. Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA Sunday Worship Kidz Church erating electricity, Cannon said. 668 N. Main St., North End 10:45AM 9:30 a.m. (570) 823-4168 Intercessory Prayer But more work needs to be Children’s Sun School 8:15AM Saturday: 4:00PM TUESDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday done. Women’s Bible Sunday: 8AM, 10AM, 12:10PM & 7PM Adult/Teen Sun School Study 10AM “Usually when we file for a per• 8:30 a.m. at St. Stanislaus WEDNESDAY 10:45 a.m. Monsignor Thomas V. Banick, Pastor Family Night Worship Site, mit we figured out the dam is suitBible Study/Prayer Ministries 7PM THURSDAY Meeting Wed at 7:15 p.m. 668 N. Main St., North End able, but we have to look at other Evidence Youth Chairlift Available Group 6:30PM • 10:30 a.m. at Holy Saviour factors such as environmental, cul570-829-0989 www.wilkesbarreag.com Worship Site, tural and archaeological,” Cannon 56 Hillard St, East End said. “The permit gives us control Evangelical Episcopal of the site long enough to conduct Weekday Mass Free Church the feasibility study and to deterST. CLEMENT & • 7:00 a.m. at Holy Saviour mine if we want to pursue a liWorship Site, ST. PETERS Fellowship cense.” 56 Hillard St, East End EPISCOPAL Evangelical The dam is operated by the U.S. • 8:00 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Free Church CHURCH Army Corps of Engineers. George Worship Site, “God’s Glory Our Passion” 165 Hanover St., W-B Sauls, Northern Area engineer for 668 N. Main St., North End 45 Hilderbrandt Rd. 822-8043 the Corps, said similar permits (Near the Dallas Schools) Confessions have been issued for the other five Sundays Holy Eucharist 10a.m. Baptist • 3:00 p.m. at Holy Saviour Corps-operated dams in NorthWORSHIP - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:00a.m. Worship Site, WHERE GOD’S GRACE IS eastern Pennsylvania. Fellowship - 10:00 a.m. TRANSFORMING LIVES 56 Hillard St, East End WELCOME ALL TO None have led to construction of SUNDAY SERVICES: Discipleship Class - 9 a.m. GROW IN GODS 9:30 AM - Bible Studies for all ages • 4:30 p.m. at St. Stanislaus a hydropower facility, he said. Wednesday Evenings 10:30 AM - Worship & LOVE Worship Site, Rootz Children’s Ministry Pioneer Clubs (K-5th) “All we do is review what they 6:00 PM - Pulse Youth Ministry 668 N. Main St., North End www.stclementstpeter.org DURING THE WEEK: 6:30 p.m. want to do and comment on it. Small Group Bible Studies Women’s Study - 6:30 p.m. Vertical Parenting Ministry St. Martin When and if they want to do conChristian Men’s Fraternity (Nursery provided For All) In-The-Fields struction, it will have to be up to JAM - Jr. High Ministries Cub Scouts Wyoming Ave. Thursdays our standards,” Sauls said. “The .......................................... 3085 Church Rd., Women’s Study - 9:30 a.m. 1919 Mountain Road Christian Mountaintop Larksville, PA 18651 881 Wyoming Ave., Phone (570) 371-4404 Rev, Dan FitzSimmons TNT (Youth 6th-12th Grade) Kingston www.highpointchurch.info 6 p.m. 570-288-4855 Christmas Eve For More Information Interim Pastor Norman Beck Service Please call 675-6426 or Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Bible Dec. 24 - 7PM Visit Us Online at Morning Worship 11 a.m. Christmas Day Sunday Evening Worship 7 p.m. Christ www.fellowshipfreechurch.org No Service Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Community Senior Pastor: ELEVATOR AVAILABLE Church Marc Ramirez 100 West Dorrance St.

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Baptist Tabernacle

63 Division St., W-B Kenneth P. Jordan, Pastor Chris Hamilton, Youth Pastor Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. 570-823-3083

First Baptist

52 E. 8th Street, Wyoming Sunday School All Ages 9:30 Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Tues 7 p.m. prayer meeting Pastor: Jeffery Klansek 693-1754 Visitors Welcome

Dear Santa,

All I want for Christmas is a good PAIR OF SHOES!

MEADE ST. BAPTIST 50 S. Meade St.

Wilkes-Barre, PA Chester F. Dudick, Pastor (570) 820-8355 SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30 a.m. WORSHIP SERVICE 10:30 a.m. PRAYER, BIBLE STUDY & PIONEER CLUB Wed 6:30 p.m. WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP 2nd Tuesday of the month 6:30 p.m. AFTERNOON FELLOWSHIP 12 noon last Sunday of the Month

Dallas Baptist

S.B.C Harvey’s Lake Highway Dallas • 639-5099 Pastor Jerry Branch Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sun. Worship 9:15 & 11 a.m. Wed. Eve. Prayer

158 Memorial Hwy. Shavertown 1.800.49.SHOES

723069

& Bible Study 6:30 p.m.

Kingston, PA 18704 Sunday School/ABF 9:30 a.m. Sun Worship 10:30 a.m. Radio Ministry “Searching the Scriptures” Sunday 7:30-8:30 AM WRKC 88.5 FM website: www.ccchurchtoday.org Pastor: John Butch Phone: 283-2202

Cross Creek Community Church

Sunday Services 9am & 10:45am With Jr. Church & Nursery Available. Wed 6:30 Family Night with Awana for ages 18 months - 6th grade. College & Career, CrossRoads for Teens, Deaf Ministry, Small Groups, Men’s & Women’s Ministry, Groups. Celebrate Recovery for Hurts, Habits, Hang-Ups Tuesday’s 6:30pm Discover the difference! 370 Carverton Road, Trucksville 696-0399 www.crosscreekcc.org

Living Hope Bible Church PLEASE COME JOIN US FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP 35 S. Main St. Plains, PA Pastor Mark DeSilva Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 9:00 a.m. Youth Group & Womans Bible Study Call for information 570-822-0700

Serving through Faith, Praise & Good Works

Christian

The Italian Christian Church Corner of: E. Oak & LeGrange St.,Pittston,

Come & Celebrate the Birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Christmas Day Service Sunday, December 25th, 2011 9:30am New Year’s Day Services Sunday, January 1st, 2012 9:30am Welcome in the New Year “The First Step in a New Beginning!” Handicapped Accessible

Church Of Christ Uniting

Church of Christ Uniting

MERGED PRESBYTERIAN & METHODIST Corner of Market St. & Sprague Ave. Kingston 570-288-8434 Devotional Line: 570-288-2334 Rev. Dr. Carol Ann Fleming Rev. Dr. James L. Harring Morning Worship 10:00 AM Youth Sunday School During Worship Adult Sunday School 11:30 AM Child Care Provided Choirs - Children, Adult, Bell Ringers Air Conditioned www.churchofchristuniting.org

Lutheran

St. John Baptist Messiah Church Lutheran Church Orthodox 106 Welles St. (Hanover Section) 453 S. Main Street, W-B Rev. Mary E. Laufer Sunday Holy Communion 8:00 and 10:45 a.m.

St. John’s Lutheran Church 410 S. River St. Wilkes-Barre Worship 11 AM Office Phone 823-7139 St. John’s Lutheran Nanticoke

231 State St. www.stjohnslutheranchurch.net

Holy Communion Sunday 8 am & 9:30 am Office 735-8531 Christian Education 10:30 am ONE-HOLYCATHOLIC-APOSTOLIC

Church

489 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre 570-208-1281 Sunday Service 10:30am NewHopenepa.com Pastors Richard & Susanne Bolt

Friends & Quakers

Friends & Quakers Wyoming Seminary Lower School 1560 Wyoming Ave. Forty Fort 570-824-5130 10 a.m. Adult Discussion 11 a.m. Worship http://northbranch. quaker.org

Lutheran Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 190 S. Main Street, W-B Pastor Peter D. Kuritz Pastor Janel D. Wigen Saturday Service 6:00 p.m. Sunday Worship 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. SCS 9:45 a.m. 570-824-2991

Independent

Holy Trinity Huntsville Lutheran Church Christian Church 813 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston 1160 Church Rd., Dallas (by the Huntsville Dam) Christmas Eve 6 pm Service Christmas Morning 10:30 am Service

Saturday Contemporary Holy Communion 5:30 Sunday Holy Communion 10:00 Rev. Paul Metzloff Handicapped Accessible

Nanticoke, PA 570-735-2263 www.stjohnsnanticoke.org stjohnsnanticoke@gmail.com Saturday Great Vespers 4 pm Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 am Fr. Adam Sexton

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church 32 E. Ross St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Phone: 570-823-4805 Father George Dimopoulos Sunday Orthos 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy 9:45 a.m. www.greekorthodox.com

Saint Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church 905 South Main Street Wilkes-Barre Very Rev, David Hester Deacon John Karam Saturday - Great Vespers 6 p.m. Sunday - Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. Parish Office 824-5016 All Are Welcome Website: www.antiochian.org

Presbyterian

St. Marks First United Lutheran Church Presbyterian 56 S. Hancock St., W-B Pastor - Rev. Mary Lauffer Sunday Worship 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church

667 N. Main St., W-B 822-8233 Worship Schedule: Sun 7:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Adult Bible Class 11:00 a.m. Rev. Gary Scharrer Chairlift Available Missouri Synod

St. Paul Lutheran Church 474 Yalkick Road (Rt. 118) Dallas, PA Rev. Charles Grube Sat. Worship 5:30pm Sunday Worship 8:30 am & 11 am Sunday School 9:45am 570-675-3859

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church 1000 S. Main St., W-B 823-7332 Pastor Michael Erickson Sun. Worship - 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Missouri Synod

Mennonite Nanticoke Christian Fellowship

112 Prospect St. Sunday Celebration 9:30 a.m. Sunday School - Sept. - May 9:00 a.m. Pastor D. Pegarella 735-1700

Nazarene

View Four Square Independent Mountain Church Of The Gospel Second Welsh Nazarene NEW HOPE CHURCH Congregational WE HAVE MOVED!! 475 Hazel St., Wilkes-Barre 829-3790 Sunday Services 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 6 p.m. Sunday Eve Wednesday 7 p.m. Bible Study Prayer and Youth Groups Limited Van Service Available, Please Call. Independent... Fundamental... Friendly

Orthodox Presbyterian United Methodist

667 N. River St., Plains Pastor Bryan Rosenberg Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church & Child Care Provided. 570-821-2800 Everyone is Welcome!

Orthodox

Church

115 Exeter Ave., West Pittston 654-8121 Worship 11:00 AM at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Wyoming Avenue, Exeter Rev. James E. Thyren, Pastor

First Presbyterian Church 14 Broad St. Pittston Sun Worship 9:15 am Rev. William N Lukesh All Are Welcome

First Presbyterian Church S. Franklin & Northhampton Sts., W-B 10:00 a.m. Worship Rev. Dr. Robert M. Zanicky, Minister

11:00 am Sunday School Nursery provided Handicapped Access John Vaida - Minister of Music Pamela Kerns - Christian Education Director A Friendly Inclusive, & Welcoming Church Audio Sermons available on web @ www.fpcwb.com

Forty Fort Presbyterian Church

1224 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort Pastor William Lukesh 287-7097 Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. 6 p.m. Praise Band Handicap Accessible Nursery Provided Air Conditioned Visitors Welcome

THE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF WYOMING VALLEY 1700 Wyoming Ave Forty Fort Sunday Morning Worship, 10:30 Bible School 11:45 Teaching the Reformed Faith 570-693-1918

Holy Trinity Warrior Run Welsh Presbyterian Church Russian 390 Chestnut St Orthodox Church Orthodox Church In America 401 East Main St., W-B Phone: 825-6540 Rev. David Shewczyk Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m. Feast Days 9:00 a.m. Saturday Vespers: Summer 6:00 p.m. - Winter 4:00 p.m.

Holy Resurrection Cathedral

Orthodox Church In America 591 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre Very Rev. Joseph Martin, Pastor 822-7725 Saturday Vespers 5:00 p.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m. Feast Day Vespers 6 p.m. Feast Day Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m. ALL ARE WELCOME web site: www.oca.org

Wyoming Presbyterian Church

105 Irem Road, Dallas Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Pastor Roger Griffith Nursery Provided 570- 675-3131

Loyalville Rd., Lake Township Sunday Worship 9:30 am Community Dinner 2nd Saturday Each Month. Call For Menu 570-477-3521

Wyoming Ave. at Institute St., 570-693-0594 Laura Lewis, Pastor Worship Service: 11 a.m. Luzerne United Sunday School: 10 a.m. Methodist Church

Primitive Methodist

New Life Community Church

570 South Main Rd., Mountaintop, PA 868-5155 Pastor Dave Elick Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Bible Services Thurs. 7 p.m. All Are Welcome

Parsons Primitive Methodist Church 193 Austin Avenue Wilkes-Barre 570-823-0345 Wed. Bible Study 7pm Sunday Services 8:30am & 11am Refreshing Worship A Bold Message parsonspmchurch.com

Seventh Day Adventist

Seventh Day Adventist Church

17 Second Ave., Kingston Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Children SS 9:45 a.m. Worship Hour 11 a.m. Fellowship Lunch 12:15 p.m. Guests Are Welcome Every Sabbath

United Methodist

Central United Methodist 65 Academy Street, W-B Rev. Dr. Paul C. Amara SUN. WORSHIP SERVICE 11:15 am Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Child Care Provided For Infants & Toddlers 822-7246

Dallas United Methodist

4 Parsonage Street, Dallas Pastor: Rev. Robert G. Wood 675-5701

Sunday School 9 a.m. Church Services 10:30 a.m. Choir Wed. 7pm 675-0122

Handicapped Accessible

First United Methodist

West Pittston “A Place Where All Are Welcome” 400 Wyoming Ave. Worship 10 a.m. Sun School 11:15 a.m. Rev. Janet Tiebert, Pastor Air Conditioned, Handicapped Accessible Nursery Provided 655-1083

Firwood United Methodist Church Cor. Old River Rd. & Dagobert St. Rev. Barbara Pease Safe Sanctuary Policy Morning Service 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45-10:45 a.m. Handicap Elevator Available You are invited to attend. 823-7721

Morning Worship 10 am Communion is 1st Sunday wwof the month Pastoral Care Team Pastor Jim Clyde Pastor Bob Thomas (570)822-3286

Trinity Presbyterian

Loyalville United Methodist Church

446 Bennet St., Luzerne Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Church School during Worship Carol E. Coleman Pastor 287-6231

Shavertown United Methodist Church

shavertownumc.com 163 N. Pioneer Ave., Shavertown Phone-a-prayer 675-4666 Pastor: Rev. M. Lynn Snyder Organ/Choir Director Deborah Kelleher Saturday Service 5:30 p.m. Chapel Service Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. - Worship Service Sunday School - 10:30 a.m. Prayer & Praise Service - 2nd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Nursery Care Available during Sunday Service For more information call the office at 570-675-3616

Trucksville United Methodist Rev. Marian Hartman, Pastor Dr. Stephen L. Broskoske, Director of Music “Making Disciples for Jesus Christ” Sunday Schedule 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Church School for all ages 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Church Road off Route 309, Trucksville Phone: 696-3897 Fax: 696-3898 Email: office@trucksvilleumc.com

Maple Grove United Methodist Rev. Kenneth Brown Main Rd. Pikes Creek 477-5216 Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. Sun School 11:00 a.m. Worship Contemporary Worship 4th Wednesday at 7 p.m. Youth Groups Grades 7-12, 1st Monday 6pm; Grades K-6 every other Monday 6:30pm

Wyoming United Methodist

Wyoming Ave Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. 693-2821 wyomingumc@netscape.com Ample Parking

United Church Of Christ St. Luke’s UCC 471 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre • 822-7961 Rev. Justin Victor Candlelight Christmas Eve Service 7pm Communion Christmas Day 10am

Unitarian Universalist

Unitarian Universalist

Forty Fort United Methodist Church

Church Office 287-3840 Wyoming & Yeager Ave Pastor Donald A. Roberts, Sr. Handicapped Accessible 9:00 am Sunday School (All Ages) 9:45 am Pre Worship Music 10 am Traditional Worship Prayer Line 283-8133

Congregation of Wyoming Valley Worship & Children’s Program Sunday 10 a.m. 20 Church Road Kingston Twp. For Directions go to: www.uucwv.org

Unity Unity: A Center for Spiritual Living 140 S. Grant St., W-B Rev. Dianne Sickler Sunday Service & Children’s Church 10 a.m. Church 824-7722 Prayer Line 829-3133 www.unitynepa.com

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Christmas Chr Church Services

CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES First Presbyterian Church 97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre 7:00 P.M. & 11:00 P.M.

Christ Has Come!

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:9

CELEBRATING THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!

The services will take place in the beautifully decorated Sanctuary with candles lighted throughout. Scripture Readings, anthems and carols will resound, celebrating the arrival of the Christ Child. Bring your family and friends. For further information, please call 824-2478.

NEBO BAPTIST CHURCH 75 Prospect St., Nanticoke 570-735-3932

Christmas Sunday Services December 18th 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Services December 24th 6:30 & 9 p.m. Special Guest Singers Communion Christmas Day Service 11:00 a.m. Pastor Tim Hall www.nebobaptist.org

Church of Christ Uniting

Shavertown United Methodist Church 675-3616 Children’s Musical Saturday 12-17 5:30 p.m. Worship Service Sunday 12-18 9:30 a.m. Worship Service

340 Carverton Rd Trucksville www.bmha.org Call 696-1128

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

UUCWV will have a special intergenerational service at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2011.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

10:30AM Holy Savior Worship Site, 54 Hillard St,W-B

Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service & Children’s Church at 11:00 a.m.

663 North Main Street (570) 822-8233 www.stmatthewwb.org

The Second Presbyterian Church (USA) 143 Parsonage St. Pittston, PA 570-654-1411 Rev.David S.Brague, Pastor Wednesday, Dec. 21st, 7:00pm Longest Night/Blue Christmas Service with First United Pres. Church of West Pittston Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols 10:00pm Christmas Day Service 9:30am

St. Therese’s Church

64 Davis Street Shavertown 570-696-1144 Father James Paisley

Christmas Eve 4:00 P.M., 5:30 P.M. & Midnight

WYOMING, PA 18644 570-696-3949 • www.uucwv.org

High Point Baptist Church 1919 Mountain Road, Larksville,PA 18651

Ph:570-371-4404 www.highpointchurch.info A church where God is glorified and His Word is proclaimed!

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us”

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE FOR

ALL SAINTS PARISH 66 WILLOW ST., PLYMOUTH, PA 570-779-5323

DEC. 24 — 4, 6 & 10:30 PM DEC. 25 — 10 AM

Christmas Day 10:00 A.M.

Gate of Heaven and Our Lady of Victory Churches in Dallas and Harveys Lake

Christmas Eve Masses Gate of Heaven 4 and 10 pm Our Lady of Victory 4:30 and Midnight Mass

Christmas Day

Gate of Heaven 9 and 11:30 am Our Lady of Victory 10:30 am

First United Presbyterian Church of West Pittston Worshiping in St. Cecelia’s Church

1700 Wyoming Avenue, Exeter Rev. James E. Thyren, Pastor Sunday, December 18th – 11:00 AM Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 25th 11:00 AM Christmas Day Celebrating Christ’s Birth

8:30AM St. Stanislaus Kostka Worship Site, 666 North Main St,W-B

ADVENT/CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE: Dec. 18 — 11:00 a.m. Fourth Sunday of Advent Worship Service Dec. 24 — 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service & Guest Soloist Dec. 25 — 11:00 a.m. Christmas Day Service of Music

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF WYOMING VALLEY (Intersection of Church & Mt. Olivet Roads)

Phone-A-Prayer 675-4666 Pioneer Ave. at Center St., Shavertown www.shavertownumc.com

Christmas Day

CHRISTMAS DAY COMMUNION 9:45 A.M.

Weekly: Small Group Bible Studies, Men’s Fraternity Celebrate Recovery, Cub Scouts /AHG

105 Irem Road, Dallas 675-3131 Rev. Robert E. Griffith, Pastor

Saturday, December 24th 8:00 PM Christmas Eve Lessons, Carols & Candles

10:30PM St. Stanislaus Kostka Worship Site, 666 North Main St,W-B

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT 8 P.M.

Christmas Eve Candle Light Service @ 7:00 PM Christmas Day Service @ 10:30 AM

TRINITY

In the Warmth and Glow of God’s Silent Night, Come and Worship

Christmas Eve

OF WILKES-BARRE

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Wednesday, December 21st – 7:00 PM Longest Night/Blue Christmas Worship at Second Presbyterian Church, Pittston

4:00PM Holy Savior Worship Site, 54 Hillard St,W-B

Back Mountain Harvest Assembly

(570) 288-8434 190 South Sprague Ave. Kingston, PA

Christmas Eve Services 7:00 p.m. Family Worship with Communion, Candle lighting and Choirs 10:00 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Worship with Communion, Candle lighting and Choirs

Saint Andre Bessette Parish

CHRISTMAS MORNING SERVICE SUNDAY, DEC. 25 10:45 A.M.

Service — Christmas Eve at 7:30 P.M. Service — Christmas Day at 10 A.M. (Communion Service) Child Care Available For Both Services

474 Yalick Rd. (Rt. 118) Dallas

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND OUR CHRISTMAS SERVICES Dec. 24th Christmas Eve 7:00 & 10:00 P.M. with Communion & Candlelighting Dec. 25th Christmas Day 9:30 a.m. Lessons & Carols Dec. 31 — New Year’s Eve 5:30 p.m. Jan. 1 — New Year’s Day 9:30 a.m. Rev. Charles H. Grube, Pastor ELCA — 675-3859

Cross Creek is located on 370 Carverton Rd., Trucksville CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLE LIGHT SERVICE SATURDAY, DEC. 24 5 P.M.

Sunday, December 18th, 2011 Choir at 8:00AM & 11:00AM Sanctuary Services Special Music Extravaganza 9:45AM Sanctuary Service Café Service 9:45AM & 11AM Children’s Christmas Spectacular 6:30PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Services 4:00PM & 9:00PM

The Congregation of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Wishes you peace and joy this Christmas Season!

CROSS CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH

ST. MATTHEW LUTHERAN

“What Child is This” A musical with Scripture and Readings to Celebrate Jesus’ birth! Join us Saturday, Dec. 24th at 6:00 pm

Dallas Baptist Church Hwy. 415 and Briarcrest Road Dallas, PA 18612 www.dallasbaptistchurch.org 570-639-5099

Firwood United Methodist Church 399 Old River Road,

East End Primitive Methodist Church

Wilkes-Barre • 570-823-7721 Ministers:The Congregation Pastor: Reverend Barbara Pease Website:www.firwoodumc.org Email:office@firwoodumc.org

Corner Kidder & Laurel St. Wilkes-Barre, PA Pastor: Marty Garms

December 18th Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 am Worship begins at 11:00 am

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7:00 P.M.

December 24th Worship is at 7:00 pm Including communion and live nativity

Christmas Day Service 10:00 A.M.

December 25th - A Child is Born! Worship begins at 11:00 am

Christmas Services at

HOLY CROSS EPISCOPAL CHURCH

373 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre 570-823-4436

JOIN US AS WE WELCOME THE CHRIST CHILD Christmas Eve Sung Eucharist at 8:30 pm Christmas Day Holy Eucharist at 9:00 am

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OTHER OPINION: OUT OF IRAQ

Multiple benefits of a war’s ending

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RAQI PRIME Minister lion, on a war with a genesis in Nouri Kamal al-Maliki is the administration of Presiin the United States for a dent George W. Bush that refew days as the last U.S. mains murky. Much more imtroops pull out of his country portant, it means the end of after a nearly nine-year war American deaths there. Losses stand at more than 4,400. It and occupation. Even though some people does not mean, however, the are squirming at the thought end of U.S. responsibility for that the war is ending, their the damage that returning serreasons are not valid in the vicemen will carry home with them. overall scheme of For the rest of things. Americans Iraqis are getting and Iraqis should be their country back the world, what the United States glad that President after nearly a did to Iraq for no Barack Obama has good reason made good on his decade of having should be a repromise to end what Americans sitting minder of the sad was, in the end, a on them. fate that can befall pointless and costly a country if the war. Its completion means different things to dif- American government decides it is a valid target for U.S. milferent parties. Iraqis are getting their coun- itary ministrations. Afghanistry back after nearly a decade tan is one such theater. Libya of having Americans sitting on was another, earlier in the year. them. The people of any occu- Secretary of Defense Leon E. pied country will testify that it Panetta recently visited Djiis a demeaning experience to bouti, the former French Sohave foreign troops in charge. maliland, where there is a U.S. Options, nearly all unpleasant, base, to meet with U.S. forces include fighting them, trying conducting two U.S. mini-wars to get as much money as pos- in Somalia and Yemen. What is most important now sible out of them through collaboration or maintaining a is that, given America’s current sullen kind of tolerance of their economic situation, it be able presence. The Iraqis have done to benefit from the peace dividend that the end of the Iraq all three. For Americans it should be war affords. the end of the taxpayer expenPittsburgh Post-Gazette ditures, an estimated $1 tril-

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I was speechless. It made me believe in Christmas again.” Dona Bremser The nurse in Omaha, Neb., is one of several Kmart shoppers across the nation to benefit from anonymous donors who are paying off strangers’ layaway accounts. Store managers for the retailer report that Santa’s secret helpers are buying Christmas gifts that certain families couldn’t afford to purchase before the holiday, especially toys and children’s clothes.

OTHER OPINION: ROAD SAFETY

Postpone ban on cellphones in cars

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FEDERAL recommendation that use of hand-held devices by motorists be banned makes sense – up to a point. Texting or surfing the Internet while driving are extremely dangerous. But the National Transportation Safety Board also urged bans on any use of hands-free and hand-held cellphones in vehicles except – inexplicably – phone devices installed in some new vehicles by manufacturers. Those restrictions at this point would generate strong resistance from the public and be difficult to enforce. The safety board’s recommendation arose from the investigation of a gruesome August crash near Gray Summit, Mo. In the 13 minutes preceding the wreck, a 19-year-old motorist sent or received 11 text messages while driving on Interstate 44. He crashed into the rear of a slowing tractor-trailer, triggering a chain reaction that EDITORIAL BOARD

killed him and a 15-year-old girl on a school bus. Last year, 3,092 people died in crashes involving distractions. But that came amid an overall drop in fatalities: In 2010, highway deaths hit their lowest point in more than 60 years, even though the 46 million miles traveled was higher than in 2009. Politically, it would be tough to impose a blanket restriction on devices used by so many people even while highway travel, overall, is safer. But distracted driving is an increasing problem, and there are steps lawmakers should take. Some states already have moved in the direction of tougher restrictions. California bans all use of hand-held phones. The federal safety board can’t compel states to pass laws, but it has done a service in jump-starting this debate. The Kansas City Star

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Election 2012: Making a case for facts over rhetoric IN CASE you haven’t noticed, there is a presidential election coming up in 2012. And with presidential aspirations and control of the White House at stake, there are plenty of, let’s say, lessthan-truthful accounts of the Obama administration’s performance in handling the nation’s economic recovery. It is true the economy has not recovered robustly from the worst recession since the 1930s. While there might be any number of reasons to find fault with the current administration, its handling of the economy should not be among them based on hard economic data and facts from January 2009 to the present. Several claims about the administration’s poor handling of the economy do not stand up to fact checking. In particular, there are four economic indicators – gross domestic product, the unemployment rate, health care costs and jobs – that suggest the Obama administration has, in fact, done a reasonably good job with the economy. When Obama took office at the beginning of 2009, the GDP declined 6.8 percent in the first quarter of his administration. The declines in GDP diminished gradually throughout the rest of the year and by the fourth quarter of 2009 GDP growth turned positive. Since then, GDP growth has remained positive for every quarter up until the present.

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that trend through the first three quarters of the Obama administration, reaching its lowest level in November 2009 at 129.45 million. Since December 2009, the number JOHN SUMANSKY of jobs has risen nearly every month and it is clear the declines from the previous two years were reversed. U.S. jobs increased The nation’s unemployment rate was 7.8 from 129.45 million to 131.71 million bepercent when President Obama took office tween November 2009 and November 2011. and continued to rise until early in the Elections are difficult and, at the same fourth quarter of 2009. Unemployment time, important for the health of our nation. reached a peak of 10.1 percent in October In troubled economic times, they seem even 2009. Since then, there has been a steady, more so. Since the economy is paramount in albeit, slow decline in the national rate. the next presidential election, the electorate Currently, unemployment stands at 8.6 needs to understand the facts and be able to percent nationally. No one is happy about separate facts from campaign rhetoric. The the persistence of historically high unemployment in our country, but there is also no facts paint a picture of an administration that has succeeded in turning around an denying that the rising jobless figures, which began incidentally in April 2008, were economy that had begun its decline as early as January 2008 – a full year before the 2009 turned around nine months into the new inauguration. administration. What concerns me about the run-up to The spiraling cost of health care also the 2012 presidential election is the absence slowed under the Obama administration, according to data. From 2001-09, health care of economic facts while our political leaders costs rose at an average annual rate of about debate issues that affect the entire nation, 4.5 percent as measured by the U.S. Depart- such as job creation. It is better to make a case either for or against a particular candiment of Labor’s Consumer Price Index for date, administration or policy based on cold, medical costs. From January 2009 until hard facts. After all, we all stand to be hurt October 2011, health care costs rose at a when too many people “know” things that lower annualized rate of about 4.2 percent. aren’t true. The number of jobs held by U.S. workers reached its 10-year peak of nearly 138 million in January 2008. Over the last year of John Sumansky is a professor and chair of the the Bush administration, the number of jobs Department of Business at Misericordia University declined every month. The nation continued in Dallas Township. Visit www.misericordia.edu.

ell, it’s my old friend the Keystone XL Pipeline that’s back in the news. The claims are that it will create tens of thousands of jobs, decrease our dependence on Middle Eastern oil and if we don’t do it, the owners will just run a pipeline to the West Coast of Canada and ship it from there. Okay, let’s see about that. The Canadian owner of the pipeline, TransCanada, says about 6,500 jobs will be created. The U.S. State Department, which was about to approve it, agrees. Cornell University’s Global Labor Institute say about 50 permanent jobs would be created. Where’s the tens of thousands? Maybe for cleanup. The pipeline would lead through states and aquifers where the local folks, of both political parties, don’t want it, to Gulf Coast refineries that have contracts that require them to export most of it to foreign countries. How does that help us with independence? It’s the dirtiest type of oil, so when it’s refined, we’ll have a lot more waste that’s a pollutant. Now if you want to store it in your backyard, maybe around the pool, I’ll bet they have a great deal for ya.

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he Associated Press article by Erica Werner on Nov. 25 states that President Obama is “silent” on the issue of gun control. Some supporters of the Second Amendment assume the issue is defunct. Not so. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in support of the International Arms Trade Agreement, which is before the United

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Nations. The pretext is the reduction of the availability of small arms used by terrorists, drug cartels, etc. It assumes the `communist Chinese, North Koreans and other assault weapons suppliers will stop arming theses groups. Once the treaty is signed by President Obama, it will be sent to the U.S. Senate for ratification. If 67 votes are obtained, it becomes law. The appointments of Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court suggests the court would likely reject any legal challenge to the treaty. Another justice already has stated that rulings of the court should consider the mandates in the Constitution and “international norms.” Most of the delegates to the United Nations represent authoritarian regimes in which the Bill of Rights is an alien concept. Should the Obama administration successfully place another like-minded justice on the court, the Second Amendment will revert to the status of a quaint, unenforceable part of the Bill of Rights. The concept that citizens shall be secure in their property, papers and possessions will not apply to personal firearms. The restrictions and prohibitions on personal firearms emanating from the U.N. treaty will be draconian. F.J. Keller Hanover Township


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The ‘Barefoot Bandit’ pleads guilty in Wash.

Veteran consumer advocate says costs industry is spinning out of control.

State prosecutors are asking for a nine-and-a-half year sentence.

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NEW YORK — On the wall of Ralph Nader’s office hangs a color portrait of baseball legend Lou Gehrig, an old-fashioned hero who seems to rebuke so much of today’s sports world — the sexabuse and drug scandals, labor strife, rampant commercialization. Gehrig, who set a standard for durability while playing 2,130 consecutive games over 15 seasons, is the only sports idol acknowledged by Nader, himself a kind of “Iron Horse” in his chosen playing field, America’s consumer movement. Since 1965, when he lit into the U.S. auto industry for marketing cars “unsafe at any speed,” Nader has taken on issues ranging from deceptive advertising to water pollution to nursing home fraud. Now, at 77, he’s channeling an increasing share of his attention and anger to problems across the gamut of U.S. sports — the major pro leagues, the NCAA, even youth sports. “It’s spinning out of control,” says Nader. “It’s profit at all costs, win at all costs, and often it’s damaging the health of the athletes.” Throughout his career, which has been punctuated by four presidential campaigns, Nader has helped form scores of public interest groups, including one called the League of Fans that advocates for sweeping changes in the sports world. Items on its agenda include ridding youth sports of tyrannical coaches, discouraging taxpayer funding of stadiums, promoting broader participation in sports at schools and colleges, and outlawing fighting in pro hockey. Many of its concerns are being addressed in a 12-part manifesto that’s on the verge of completion. In a sense, League of Fans is a misnomer. Nader envisions it as a think tank, watchdog and advocacy group, rather than a membership-based organization. “Fans are hard to band together,” says Nader, who gave up on a fan-based initiative in the late 1970s when he could entice only about 1,100 people to pay dues. Fans are better-informed about sports than voters are about public policy, and can become outraged by various slights, Nader said. “But their anger is very abbreviated when it’s kickoff time or the umpire says ‘Play ball.”’ In a phone interview, Nader didn’t sound overly optimistic about forcing the major pro leagues to be less exploitive. “They have anti-trust exemptions — they can engage in collusion,” he said. “They can wine and dine politicians, and give them special seats in their suites, and in the meantime it’s costing a family $300 or $400 to go to a game.” Professor Andrew Zimbalist, a sports economics expert at Smith College, questioned whether a Nader-inspired consumer movement could make much headway in influencing the major leagues’ policies or spreading the concept

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Ralph Nader stands next to his poster of Lou Gehrig in his office in Washington Tuesday. Over a five-decade career in America’s consumer movement, Nader has fought against the auto industry over safety and has targeted businesses he blamed for water pollution, nursing home fraud, and more. Now the sports industry is drawing an increasing share of Nader’s attention and anger - it’s ’spinning out of control,’ he says, amid sex-abuse scandals, labor strife and rampant commercialization.

of community-owned teams. “Fans love their sports as they are,” he wrote in an email. “Owners are too well situated politically.” At the college level, Nader has been among the legion of critics of the football Bowl Championship Series system, and believes public pressure could force changes before long to increase fairness and give more teams a chance to gain spots in the most lucrative bowl games. He’s also joined a chorus of calls for the NCCA to adjust its policies on athletic scholarships, so athletes who leave their teams for injury or other reasons could be sure of remaining on scholarship as long as their academic work is adequate. “The NCCA keeps saying, ‘We’re on it’ and it keeps getting worse,” Nader said. “The players have become gladiators in the groves of higher education instead of being students and playing athletics on the side.” Nader had expressed support for the Drake Group, a coalition of college faculty and staff seeking to defend academic integrity as the college sports industry grows ever more powerful. The group’s president-elect, University of New Haven management professor Allen Sack, has suggested that — in the absence of major reforms — the NCAA might face efforts by Congress to end its tax-exempt status. Sack, who played football at Notre Dame, is a fan of Nader. “It always helps to have someone out there shouting in the wind, getting a lot of grief for saying things that make people feel uncomfortable,” Sack said. “They say politics is the art of the possible, and Ralph doesn’t seem bothered by that adage.” Nader believes the League of Fans can make progress with at least some of its agenda by linking up with specific sports and fitness initiatives unfolding across the

country. “The phys-ed and anti-obesity movement can get much stronger — it’s got to be more insistent about getting more people into participatory sports at all ages,” he said. “What pro sports has done is glued millions of people to the TV screen while their weight increases and their cardiovascular system deteriorates.” He also rails against the expansion of high-powered, high-pressure youth leagues in which some boys and girls now practice and play their chosen sport virtually year-round. “It’s become a business,” he said. “They’ve taken the joy out of it.” Nader isn’t an ardent hockey fan, but he was dismayed by the recent series of New York Times articles about Derek Boogaard, the National Hockey League enforcer who died in May of an accidental overdose of alcohol and oxycodone. The Times reported that Boogaard, who’d been groomed since adolescence to be the fistfighter for his teams, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain ailment related to Alzheimer’s disease that is caused by repeated blows to the head. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says there’s not enough data yet to draw conclusions about the brain ailment, but Nader says the league shouldn’t wait to ban fighting. “It’s got to be stopped,” he said. They’re marketing sadism.” The man recruited by Nader as sports policy director of the League of Fans is Ken Reed, a former sports marketing consultant who became disenchanted with tasks such as helping owners sell stadium suites and club seats. Reed notes that the United States, unlike many other nations, has no sports ministry or other government agency that helps set sports policy. “Our sports policy basically de-

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veloped by the sports powers, the owners, and those policies filter down through college, high school, the youth level,” he said. Encouraging activism among fans may be difficult, Reed acknowledges. “We need to increase awareness and even when we do, there’s a lot of pushback,” says Reed. “Fans say, ‘Don’t bring reality into my sports life.”’ While Reed played varsity baseball and basketball at the University of Denver, Nader was a less-accomplished athlete — he played intramural baseball in high school. However, Nader listened to New York Yankees games on the radio while growing up in Winsted, Conn., and follows both baseball and football. His favorite National Football League team is the Green Bay Packers — as much for the fact that they are community-owned as for their current success on the field. But his list of sports heroes is short. “The one sports figure who really had an influence on me is Lou Gehrig,” Nader said. “He represented stamina, he represented working through adversity. He was a very decent guy.”

COUPEVILLE, Wash. — Colton Harris-Moore pleaded guilty Friday to burglary and theft charges in the Barefoot Bandit case that brought him international notoriety and a movie deal for his story. Wearing handcuffs and an orange jail uniform in Coupeville, he softly answered yes Friday when the judge asked if he understood his rights. He said guilty when the judge asked how he wanted to plead. Several victims and a few curious citizens watched in Island County Superior Court, along with Harris-Moore’s aunt. “He was a menace,” prosecutor Greg Banks said. “His burglaries threatened and distressed people ... They didn’t know if they came back from vacation their houses would have been broken into.” He pleaded guilty to a total of 16 counts from Island County, including identity theft, theft of firearm and residential burglary. Then the hearing continued with Harris-Moore pleading guilty to 17 counts from San Juan County. Afterward he sat next to his attorney, John Henry Browne, with his eyes downcast, looking younger than his 20 years Harris-Moore’s daring run from the law earned him international fame and a movie deal to help repay his victims after he flew a stolen plane from Indiana to the Bahamas in July 2010, crash-landed it near a mangrove swamp and was arrested by Bahamian authorities in a hail of bullets. Friday’s proceedings before Judge Vickie Churchill consolidate cases against HarrisMoore in three Washington counties, including Snohomish. He has already pleaded guilty to federal charges in Seattle and will be sentenced for those crimes early next year. He will serve his state and federal sentences at the same time. State prosecutors are asking for a nine-and-a-half year sentence. Browne and attorney

Emma Scanlan, are seeking a six-year term, citing HarrisMoore’s bleak childhood in a Camano Island trailer with an alcoholic mother and a series of her convict boyfriends. They laid out the details of his upbringing in psychiatric and mitigation reports filed with the court. Harris-Moore’s first conviction came at age 12, in 2004, for possession of stolen property, and according to the reports, his first experience with burglary came when he broke into the homes of his classmates to steal food because his mother spent most of her Social Security income on beer and cigarettes — something she has denied. Over the next three years he was convicted of theft, burglary, malicious mischief and assault, among other crimes. At one point he was arrested when a detective posed as a pizza-delivery driver. In 2007, the boy was sentenced to three years in a juvenile lockup after pleading guilty to three burglary counts in Island County. But he fled the minimum-security facility in April 2008 and was soon back to his old tricks, breaking into unoccupied vacation homes, stealing food and sometimes staying there. As red-faced investigators repeatedly failed to catch him, his antics escalated: He began stealing planes from small, rural airports and crash-landing them — at least five in all. Harris-Moore’s final spree came after he stole a pistol in eastern British Columbia and took a plane from a hangar in Idaho, where investigators found bare footprints on the floor and wall. That plane crashed near Granite Falls, Wash., after it ran out of fuel. He made his way to Oregon in a 32-foot boat stolen in southwestern Washington — stopping first to leave $100 at an animal shelter in Raymond, Wash. From Oregon, authorities said, Harris-Moore traveled across the United States, frequently stealing cars from the parking lots of small airports. In Indiana, he stole another plane and made for the Bahamas, more than 1,000 miles away, where authorities finally caught him in a manhunt that spanned multiple islands.

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The goalie makes 34 saves to win his third consecutive start for the Baby Pens.

Lawyer says Ted Jackson deserves ‘procedural due process’ in letter to solicitor.

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Considering how his last start against the Syracuse Crunch turned out, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goalie Scott Munroe was happy to get a rematch. It came Friday, and he made sure the decision went the way of the Penguins. Munroe made 34 saves, Brandon DeFazio scored twice and Ryan Craig added another as the Penguins edged East Division rival Syracuse 3-2 at the Onondaga County War Memorial. PENGUINS The last time Munroe stared down the Crunch, on Nov. CRUNCH 23, he was knocked out after giving up three goals on three shots. "I definitely wanted to have a strong showing against these guys. We haven’t played well against them,” Munroe said. "The guys blocked a few shots (in front of him). When they didn’t, I was able to see through a few screens.” Munroe has now won three straight starts, allowing a total of four goals in those games. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has taken five of its last six. The Penguins played without a couple of regulars. Defenseman Alexandre Picard and forward Eric Tangradi were called up to Pittsburgh earlier in the day. Forward Chris Barton, recalled from Wheeling of the ECHL earlier this week, made his WilkesBarre/Scranton debut. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton made up for its personnel loses with a little extra grit. It wasted all six power play chances by the Crunch, which came into the contest ranked second in the AHL in that department with a success rate of 24.5 percent. "The penalty killing was

Attorney requests hearing for coach

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Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon (left) poses for photos with Don Zimmer, and New York Yankees legend and Hall of Famer Yogi Berra at a fundraising dinner at Lobitz Catering in Hazle Twp. on Friday. Standing in the background are professional wrestlers Sergeant Slaughter and Brian Knobbs.

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Berra, Zimmer among famous names who came out for benefit By PAUL SOKOLOSKI psokoloski@timesleader.com

HAZLETON – Rebuilding a tension-filled city is similar to building a championship baseball team, the way Joe Maddon sees it. So the Tampa Bay Rays manager and Hazleton native made his first pitch toward what he hopes will be a perfect game plan. Flanked by heavy hitters Yogi Berra and Don Zimmer, Maddon hosted a fundraising dinner that drew about 400 people Friday to benefit Maddon’s Hazleton Integration Project – and hopefully make his hometown a more peaceful and understanding

place to live. “It’s like what we did with the Rays,” Maddon said. “That’s all about communication, building relationships and interacting with teammates. That’s how you get to the World Series three years after you got there (to Tampa Bay). That’s how you go to the playoffs three out of the last four years with one of the lowest payrolls in baseball. “Because of how you interact with each other.” Actions on the streets of Hazleton have caused alarm over the past decade, as crime rates began rising and former Hazleton mayor and

current congressman Lou Barletta tried to invoke illegal immigration laws. Maddon said he noticed a difference in the attitudes and atmosphere of townspeople during a visit to the area last Christmas. “I think with any growing city, there are going to be things that come up,” said former Hazleton Area baseball and basketball star Russ Canzler, who won the International League’s most valuable player award while playing for Class AAA Durham before getting his first major league action with Tampa Bay under Maddon last season. “I think we’re putting the right foot forward here,” continued Canzler, part of a group of celebrities who See LINEUP, Page 5B

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An attorney representing Dallas football coach Ted Jackson has requested a public hearing with the Dallas School District “with respect to his (Jackson’s) termination.” Atty. Kimberly D. Borland – of Borland & Borland, LLP in Wilkes-Barre – sent a letter to Jackson Dallas solicitor Ben Jones on Friday. The letter states that “Mr. Jackson was given no pre-termination due process by the District.” Borland declined to comment any further than what is stated in the letter. He also wrote to Jones that “The circumstances of the termination of his public employment entitle him to procedural due process.” The school board opened Jackson’s position, which he has held for 27 years, at Monday’s meeting by an 8-1 vote. Only board member Dr. Bruce Goeringer voted against opening the position. The school board also passed a motion that the position “be filled in accordance with Dallas School District’s procedures and practices.” Board president Catherine Wega read a statement during the meeting and prior to the vote indicating that the motions, should they pass, “do not refer to a termination or dismissal but the opening of the position.” When asked about the wording of Wega’s statement, Borland again declined comment. He also wouldn’t say when or if he expected to hear back from the school district. The school district posted the varsity football coach position on its website on Wednesday. It set a deadline of Jan. 3 at 3 p.m. for applications. Wega said after MonSee HEARING, Page 5B

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Former baseball player Barry Bonds leaves federal court Friday in San Francisco.

imposing the sentence while Bonds appeals his obstruction of justice conviction. The former baseball star was found guilty in April not of using steroids, but of misleading grand jurors. Even without prison time, the case has left its mark on the seven-time National League MVP. His 762 career home runs, and 73 homers in 2001, may

SAN FRANCISCO — Home run king Barry Bonds learned his fate Friday after eight years of being pursued by prosecutors in a case that began with steroid allegations: a 30-day sentence, to be served at his Beverly Hills estate. No more — and maybe less. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston immediately delayed See BONDS, Page 5B

Harrison to sit for ‘football play’ The Associated Press

NEW YORK — James Harrison is nothing if not exact. On the field and off. Though he did not address the media on Friday, after the NFL denied his appeal of a one-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Cleveland quarterback Colt McCoy, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker did respond on his Twitter page. “17 games, 1000+ snaps, 100+ tackles, 12+sacks and 2 forces fumbles since my last incident and I get a suspension for a football play!” See HARRISON, Page 5B

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L O C A L C A L E N D A R TODAY'S EVENTS BOYS BASKETBALL Coughlin at Wyoming Seminary, 2:15 p.m. Dallas at Carbondale, 2:30 p.m. GAR at Crestwood Hanover Area at Panther Valley Hazleton Area at Quakertown Holy Redeemer at Abington Heights Nanticoke at Berwick Pittston Area at Holy Cross Tunkhannock at Elk Lake, 3:30 p.m. Lackawanna Trail Invitational 6:30 p.m. consolation; 8 p.m. championship GIRLS BASKETBALL Berwick at Lake-Lehman, 2 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Dunmore, 2:15 p.m. MMI Prep at Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech, 2:15 p.m. Wyoming Seminary at Coughlin, 2:15 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Nanticoke, 7:15 p.m. HS WRESTLING Berwick at Exeter Duals, 9 a.m. Coughlin at Phoenixville Tournament Wyoming Seminary at Beast of the East Hanover Area at Towanda Duals Hazleton Area, Pittston Area at King of the Mountain Tournament Wyoming Area at Valley View, 7 p.m. Tunkhannock at Wyoming Valley West, 1 p.m. Dallas at Jarvis Wildcat Memorial Tournament

SUNDAY, DEC. 18 HS WRESTLING Wyoming Seminary at Beast of the East COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL Lebanon Valley at Misericordia, 2 p.m.

Mount Union 28, Wesley 21 Wisconsin-Whitewater 20, St. Thomas (Minn.) 0 Championship Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl Friday, Dec. 16 At Salem Stadium Salem, Va. Wisconsin-Whitewater 13, Mount Union 10

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National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS — Waived G Keith Bogans and G Jennero Pargo. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Claimed G Ish Smith off waivers from Memphis. MIAMI HEAT — Agreed to terms with coach Erik Spoelstra on a contract extension. NEW ORLEANS HORNETS — Agreed to terms with F Jason Smith on a three-year contract. SAN ANTONIO SPURS—Signed G Cory Joseph. WASHINGTON WIZARDS—Re-signed G/F Maurice Evans.

FOOTBALL

National Football League NFL — Fined New Orleans S Roman Harper $22,500, San Francisco LB Larry Grant $15,000, New England DE Andre Carter $15,000, Kansas City LB Jovan Belcher $15,000, Detroit LB Stephen Tulloch $10,000 and Washington CB DeAngelo Hall $7,500 for their actions during last week’s games. Denied an appeal of a one-game suspension by Pittsburgh LB James Harrison. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Placed TE Benjamin Watson on injured reserve. Signed FB Eddie Williams from the practice squad. Canadian Fooball League EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed OL Greg Wojt.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Reassigned F Tomas Tatar to Grand Rapids (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Reassigned F Kyle Wilson to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS—Assigned D Tim Erixon to Connecticut (AHL). American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Signed F Kael Mouillierat to a professional tryout contract. HAMILTON BULLDOGS — Signed D T.J. Fast for the remainder of the season.

SOCCER

Major Indoor Soccer League BALTIMORE BLAST — Released F Matt Watson.

COLLEGE

ABILENE CHRISTIAN — Announced the resignation of football coach Chris Thomsen to take an assistant coaching position at Arizona State. BOSTON COLLEGE — Announced RB Montel Harris has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA. ARIZONA STATE—Added Chris Thomsen, Bob Connelly, Chris Ball and Mike Norvell to the football coaching staff. FLORIDA — Signed men’s basketball coach Billy Donovan to a three-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season. ILLINOIS STATE — Named Mike Murray director of development. IOWA STATE — Agreed to terms with football coach Paul Rhoads on a 10-year contract. PITTSBURGH—Announced freshman C Khem Birch has left the basketball program. SOUTHERN CAL — Announced OT Matt Kalil will enter the NFL draft. SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI — Reinstated G Darnell Dodson to the men’s basketball team.

C O L L E G E F O O T B A L L NCAA Football Championship Subdivision First Round Saturday, Nov. 26 James Madison 20, Eastern Kentucky 17 Old Dominion 35, Norfolk State 18 Stony Brook 31, Albany (N.Y.) 28 Central Arkansas 34, Tennessee Tech 14 Second Round Saturday, Dec. 3 Georgia Southern 55, Old Dominion 48 Montana 41, Central Arkansas 14 Maine 34, Appalachian State 12 Sam Houston State 34, Stony Brook 27 Montana State 26, New Hampshire 25 Lehigh 40, Towson 38 North Dakota State 26, James Madison 14 Northern Iowa 28, Wofford 21 Quarterfinals Friday, Dec. 9 Montana 48, Northern Iowa 10 Saturday, Dec. 10 Sam Houston State 49, Montana State 13 Georgia Southern 35, Maine 23 North Dakota State 24, Lehigh 0 Semifinals Friday, Dec. 16 Sam Houston State 31, Montana 28 Saturday, Dec. 17 Georgia Southern (11-2) at North Dakota State (12-1), 2:30 p.m. Championship Friday, Jan. 7 At Pizza Hut Park Frisco, Texas Sam Houston State (14-0) vs. Georgia SouthernNorth Dakota State winner, 1 p.m.

NCAA Division III Football

All Times EST First Round Saturday, Nov. 19 Franklin 24, Thomas More 21 Kean 34, Christopher Newport 10 Salisbury 62, Western New England 24 St. John Fisher 23, Johns Hopkins 12 Delaware Valley 62, Norwich 10 Wesley 35, Hobart 28 Wabash 38, Illinois College 20 Centre 51, Hampden-Sydney 41 Mount Union 47, Benedictine (Ill.) 7 Wisconsin-Whitewater 59, Albion 0 St. Thomas (Minn.) 48, St. Scholastica 2 Monmouth (Ill.) 33, Illinois-Wesleyan 27 Mary Hardin-Baylor 34, Redlands 13 McMurry 25, Trinity (Texas) 16 North Central (Ill.) 59, Dubuque 13 Linfield 30, Cal Lutheran 27 Second Round Saturday, Nov. 26 Salisbury 49, Kean 47 St. John Fisher 27, Delaware Valley 14 Mount Union 30, Centre 10 Wabash 29, North Central (Ill.) 28 Wesley 49, Linfield 34 Wisconsin-Whitewater 41, Franklin 14 St. Thomas (Minn.) 38, Monmouth (Ill.) 10 Mary Hardin-Baylor 49, McMurry 20 Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 3 Mount Union 20, Wabash 8 Wisconsin-Whitewater 34, Salisbury 14 St. Thomas (Minn.) 45, St. John Fisher 10 Wesley 27, Mary Hardin-Baylor 24 Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 10

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By Roxy Roxborough INJURY REPORT: On the NFL board, Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson is probable and QB Christian Ponder is probable.

B A S K E T B A L L EAST William Paterson 76, Lehman 68 SOUTH Alice Lloyd 69, Milligan 68 Barton 90, Fayetteville St. 70 Centre 72, Birmingham-Southern 65 Coastal Carolina 86, Lynchburg 61 East Carolina 71, UNC Greensboro 62 Lenoir-Rhyne 73, Virginia Union 60 Nicholls St. 92, Dillard 48 Pfeiffer 88, Barber-Scotia 63 Webber 81, Union (Ky.) 75 Young Harris 92, Point Park 64 MIDWEST Cent. Michigan 70, Ill.-Chicago 67 Concordia (Mich.) 78, Lourdes 66 Embry-Riddle 101, Mount Vernon Nazarene 57 Goshen 76, Marygrove 49 IUPUI 75, St. Joseph’s (Ind.) 55 Lawrence 87, Monmouth (Ill.) 74 Madonna 81, Roosevelt 62 UMKC 72, Canisius 67 Wartburg 89, Martin Luther 71

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BOXING 9 p.m. SHO — WBA champion Andre Ward (24-0-0) vs. WBC champion Carl Froch (28-1-0), for WBA/WBC super middleweight title, at Atlantic City, N.J.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

11 a.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Division II, playoffs, championship game, Wayne St. vs. Pittsburg St., at Florence, Ala. 2 p.m. ESPN — New Mexico Bowl, Temple vs. Wyoming, at Albuquerque, N.M. 5:30 p.m. ESPN — Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Utah St. vs. Ohio, at Boise, Idaho 9 p.m. ESPN — New Orleans Bowl, San Diego St. vs. La.Lafayette

EXTREME SPORTS

4:30 p.m. NBC — Winter Dew Tour, Nike Open, at Breckenridge, Colo.

GOLF

3 p.m. TGC — Ladies European Tour, Dubai Ladies Masters, final round, at Dubai, United Arab Emirates (same-day tape) 8:30 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour Australasia, JBWere Masters, final round, at Cheltenham, Australia 1:30 a.m. TGC — Asian Tour, Thailand Championship, final round, at Bangkok

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Noon ESPN — Ohio St. at South Carolina FSN — Miami vs. FAU, at Sunrise, Fla. 2 p.m. CBS — National coverage, Butler vs. Purdue, at Indianapolis 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Temple at Texas FSN — Florida vs. Texas A&M, at Sunrise, Fla. 4 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage, Memphis at Louisville or Gonzaga vs. Arizona, at Seattle 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Notre Dame vs. Indiana, at Indianapolis FSN — Mississippi at Southern Miss. 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Syracuse at NC State 10 p.m. FSN — Georgia at Southern Cal 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 — New Mexico vs. Oklahoma St., at Oklahoma City

NFL FOOTBALL

8 p.m. NFL — Dallas at Tampa Bay

SWIMMING

2:30 p.m. NBC — Team USA vs. European All-Stars, at Atlanta

WOMEN'S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Points

Underdog

Saturday Temple

7

Wyoming

Utah St

3

Ohio U

San Diego St

5.5

UL-Lafayette

Fla Int’l

4.5

Marshall

December 21 Tcu

11.5

La Tech

December 22 Boise St

13

Arizona St

December 24 So Miss

6.5

Nevada

December 26 Missouri

3.5

N Carolina

December 27 2

W Michigan

1

Louisville

December 28 Toledo

3

Air Force

Texas

4

California

December 29 Florida St

3

Notre Dame

Baylor

9

Washington

December 30 Byu

2.5

Rutgers

7.5

BRONCOS

EAGLES

3

Jets

CARDS

7

Browns

Ravens

2.5

CHARGERS

Monday 49ERS

2

Steelers

College Basketball

December 20

NC State

W H A T ’ S

Patriots

College Football Favorite

NCAA College Basketball

T R A N S A C T I O N S American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Named Danny Haas national crosschecker. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Traded RHP Cory Burns to San Diego for OF Aaron Cunningham. Agreed to terms with INF Jose Lopez and OF Felix Pie on minor league contracts. Designated RHP Josh Judy to their minor league camp. MINNESOTA TWINS — Named Bill Smith assistant to the president and general manager. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Named Chris Bosio pitching coach, Dave McKay first base coach, Jamie Quirk bench coach and Mike Borzello and Franklin Fort major league staff assistants. Reassigned bench coach Pat Listach to third base coach. NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with OF Mike Baxter on a minor league contract. American Association WINNIPEG GOLDEYES — Signed INF Amos Ramon and OF Asif Shah. Can-Am League BROCKTON ROX — Traded RHP Zach Woods and RHP Jake Hale to New Jersey to complete an earlier trade. Frontier League LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Signed INF Kyle Boe to a contract extension. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Signed RHP Ryan Turner.

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Purdue

BASEBALL

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Tulsa

2

Iowa St

Favorite ST. JOSEPH’S Miami-Fla Ohio St

Points 3.5 9 14.5

Mississippi St

4

Purdue

7

So Illinois

Underdog Villanova Fla Atlantic S CAROLINA DETROIT BUTLER

3.5

NO ILLINOIS W MICHIGAN

Duquesne

3.5

BYU

2.5

Baylor

ST. JOHN’S

13

Fordham

TEXAS

5.5

Temple

Florida

8.5

Texas A&M

GONZAGA

4.5

Arizona

DREXEL

9.5

Bradley

LOUISVILLE

8

Memphis

Indiana

9

Notre Dame

SOUTHERN MISS

3

Mississippi

ILLINOIS

1

Unlv

C FLORIDA

5.5

Old Dominion

SANTA CLARA

9.5

Pacific

VANDERBILT

12

Indiana St

Miss St

6.5

Wake Forest

NEVADA

13

Cal-Riverside

Oklahoma

15.5

Iowa

Syracuse

6.5

NC STATE

DENVER

3

Boise St

Northwestern

DAYTON

15

Florida Int’l

VIRGINIA COMM

15

NC-Wilmington

Youngstown St

1.5

December 31 Texas A&M

9.5

Ga Tech

3

Utah

Illinois

3

Ucla

Vanderbilt Auburn

2.5

Cincinnati

1 6

Georgia

2.5

Oklahoma

11

Houston

Penn St

LOUISIANA TECH

4

Ark-L Rock

22.5

San Diego

Michigan St

1

Nebraska

Florida

2

Ohio St

Oregon

6

Wisconsin

3.5 1.5 3.5 7

Georgia

Stanford

1

Cal-Poly SLO

Ucla

16

Cal-Davis

Va Tech

Oklahoma St

PK

New Mexico

W Virginia Kansas St

NHL

5.5

Smu

January 8 Arkansas St

1

No Illinois

January 9 Lsu

PK

Odds

Underdog

FLYERS

-$120/ even

Bruins

National Hockey League

PENGUINS

-$165/ +$145

Sabres

CANADIENS

-$145/ +$125

Devils

Canucks

-$145/ +$125

MAPLE LEAFS

BLUE JACKETS

-$120/ even

Lightning

JETS

-$155/ +$135

Ducks

RED WINGS

-$170/ +$150

Kings

PREDATORS

-$110/$110

Blues

WILD

-$165/ +$145

Islanders

COYOTES

-$120/ even

Rangers

Capitals

-$125/ +$105

AVALANCHE

SHARKS

-$200/ +$170

Oilers

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Philadelphia ................. 30 20 7 3 43 110 85 N.Y. Rangers ............... 29 17 8 4 38 84 65 Pittsburgh ..................... 32 17 11 4 38 99 85 New Jersey .................. 31 17 13 1 35 85 89 N.Y. Islanders .............. 29 9 14 6 24 67 96 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston.......................... 30 20 9 1 41 102 61 Buffalo.......................... 31 16 12 3 35 86 86 Toronto ........................ 31 16 12 3 35 97 100 Ottawa .......................... 33 15 14 4 34 102 116 Montreal....................... 32 13 12 7 33 82 84 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida ........................... 32 17 9 6 40 87 82 Washington .................. 30 16 13 1 33 90 94 Winnipeg....................... 31 14 13 4 32 84 94 Tampa Bay.................... 31 13 16 2 28 84 105 Carolina......................... 33 10 18 5 25 84 113 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago........................ 32 20 8 4 44 107 96 Detroit .......................... 30 19 10 1 39 96 67 St. Louis....................... 30 18 9 3 39 75 63 Nashville ...................... 31 16 11 4 36 83 83 Columbus .................... 31 9 18 4 22 74 102 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota .................... 32 20 8 4 44 83 70 Vancouver .................... 31 18 11 2 38 101 77 Calgary ......................... 32 14 14 4 32 80 90 Edmonton..................... 31 14 14 3 31 85 84 Colorado....................... 32 14 17 1 29 86 99 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas ............................ 31 18 12 1 37 80 86 San Jose ....................... 29 16 10 3 35 83 72 Phoenix ......................... 31 16 12 3 35 82 82 Los Angeles ................. 31 14 13 4 32 67 71 Anaheim........................ 31 9 17 5 23 72 100 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday's Games Dallas 3, N.Y. Islanders 2 Carolina 4, Vancouver 3 Los Angeles 2, Columbus 1 Philadelphia 4, Montreal 3 Tampa Bay 5, Calgary 4, OT St. Louis 4, N.Y. Rangers 1 Nashville 4, Detroit 3 Washington 1, Winnipeg 0 Phoenix 4, Edmonton 2 San Jose 5, Colorado 4 Friday's Games Florida 3, Calgary 2, SO Buffalo 5, Toronto 4 Ottawa 6, Pittsburgh 4 New Jersey 6, Dallas 3 Chicago 4, Anaheim 1 Today's Games Boston at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Vancouver at Toronto, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Montreal, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Detroit, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Columbus, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Nashville, 8 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Minnesota, 8 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Washington at Colorado, 9 p.m. Edmonton at San Jose, 10 p.m. Sunday's Games Carolina at Florida, 5 p.m. Calgary at Chicago, 7 p.m. Columbus at St. Louis, 7 p.m.

Alabama

NFL Favorite

Points

Cowboys

7

Underdog BUCS

Sunday GIANTS

7

Packers

14

CHIEFS

Saints

7

VIKINGS

3.5

Seahawks

BEARS

Redskins

BILLS

1

Dolphins

TEXANS

6

Panthers

Titans

6.5

COLTS

Bengals

6.5

RAMS

Lions

1

RAIDERS

8:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA, Division I championship match, UCLA-Florida St. winner vs. Illinois-Southern Cal winner, at San Antonio

F O O T B A L L B O X I N G Fight Schedule Dec. 17 At Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (SHO), Andre Ward vs. Carl Froch, 12, for Froch’s WBC Super World and WBC super middleweight titles;Bowie Tupou vs. Donnell Holmes, 10, heavyweights. Dec. 23 At Bangkok, Thailand, Pongsaklek Wonjongkam vs. Hirotumi Mukai, 12, for Wonjongkam’s WBC flyweight title;Adrian Hernandez vs. Kompayak Porpramook, 12, for Hernandez’s WBC junior flyweight title. Dec. 30 At Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, Calif. (SHO), Andre Dirrell vs. Darryl Cunningham, 10, super middleweights;Jermain Taylor vs. Jessie Nicklow, 10, middleweights. Dec. 31 At Yokohama, Japan, Takashi Uchiyama vs. Jorge Solis, 12, for Uchiyama’s WBA World junior lightweight title;Celestino Caballero vs. Satoshi Hosono, 12, for Caballero’s WBA World featherweight title. At Osaka, Japan, Kazuto Ioka vs. Yedgoen TorChalermchai, 12, for Ioka’s WBC strawweight title. At Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center (SHO), Tavoris Cloud vs. Zsolt Erdei, 12, for Cloud’s IBF light heavyweight title;Rico Ramos vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux, 12, for Ramos’ WBA World junior featherweight title. 2012 Jan. 6 At Key West, Fla. (ESPN2), Dyah Davis vs. Alfonso Lopez, 10, super middleweights. At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, Calif. (SHO), Luis Ramos Jr. vs. Raymundo Beltran, 10, lightweights. Jan. 7 At Heredia, Costa Rica, Bryan Vazquez vs. Eugenio Lopez, 12, for Vazquez’s interim WBA World super featherweight title. Jan. 13 At Las Vegas (ESPN2), Teon Kennedy vs. Chris Martin, 10, junior featherweights. Jan. 14 At Offenburg, Germany, Arthur Abraham vs. Pablo Oscar Natalio Farias, 10, super middleweights;Robert Stieglitz vs. Henry Weber, 12, for Stieglitz’s WBO super middleweight title. Jan. 21 At Philadelphia (NBCSN), Eddie Chambers vs. Sergei Liakhovich, 10, heavyweights;Gabriel Rosado vs. Jesus Soto-Karass, 10, junior middleweights. Jan. 27 At Temecula, Calif. (ESPN2), Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Julio Diaz, 10, junior welterweights;Ji-Hoon Kim vs. Alisher Rahimov, 10, lightweights. Jan. 28 At Turning Stone, Verona, N.Y., Brain Minto vs. Tony Grano, 10, NABF heavyweight title eliminator. At Houston (HBO), Erik Morales vs. Danny Garcia, 12, for Morales’ WBC junior welterweight title;James Kirkland vs. Carlos Molina, 10, junior middleweights. At TBA, Mexico, Miguel Vazquez vs. Ameth Diaz, 12, for Vazquez’s IBF lightweight title. Feb. 3 At Quebec City, Quebec (SHO), Pier Olivier Cote vs. Maurico Herrera, 12, for Cote’s IBF Inter-Continental light welterweight title. At Las Vegas (ESPN2), Yordanis Despaigne vs. Edison Miranda, 10, light heavyweights. Feb. 4 At San Antonio (HBO), Nonito Donaire vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., 12, for the vacant WBO junior featherweight title. Feb. 10 At Uncasville, Conn. (ESPN2), Demetrius Andrade vs. Derek Ennis, 12, IBF junior middleweight eliminator;Joe Hanks vs. Tony Grano, 10, heavyweights. Feb. 11 At Las Vegas (SHO), Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto, 12, welterweights. Feb. 17 At TBA, Texas (ESPN2), John Molina vs. Alejandro Sanabria, 10, lightweights. Feb. 18 At Olympic Hall, Munich, Vitali Klitschko vs. Dereck Chisora, 12, for Klitschko’s WBC heavyweight title. Feb. 24 At TBA, Calif. (ESPN2), Juan Carlos Burgos vs. Cristobal Cruz, 12, junior lightweights. March 3 At Duesseldorf, Germany, Vitali Klitschko vs. JeanMarc Mormeck, 12, for Klitschko’s WBA Super World-IBF-WBO-IBO heavyweight titles.

National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England ......................... 10 3 0 .769 396 274 N.Y. Jets................................. 8 5 0 .615 327 270 Buffalo .................................... 5 8 0 .385 288 341 Miami ...................................... 4 9 0 .308 256 246 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Houston............................. 10 3 0 .769 330 208 Tennessee ........................... 7 6 0 .538 266 251 Jacksonville ......................... 4 10 0 .286 207 293 Indianapolis.......................... 0 13 0 .000 184 382 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore ................................ 10 3 0 .769 320 202 Pittsburgh ............................... 10 3 0 .769 282 198 Cincinnati................................ 7 6 0 .538 285 270 Cleveland ............................... 4 9 0 .308 178 254 West W L T Pct PF PA Denver..................................... 8 5 0 .615 269 302 Oakland ................................... 7 6 0 .538 290 354 San Diego ............................... 6 7 0 .462 324 299 Kansas City............................. 5 8 0 .385 173 305 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Giants.............................. 7 6 0 .538 324 349 Dallas ...................................... 7 6 0 .538 317 281 Philadelphia............................ 5 8 0 .385 297 292 Washington ............................ 4 9 0 .308 229 290 South W L T Pct PF PA x-New Orleans....................... 10 3 0 .769 415 286 Atlanta..................................... 9 5 0 .643 341 281 Carolina .................................. 4 9 0 .308 313 355 Tampa Bay ............................. 4 9 0 .308 232 370 North W L T Pct PF PA y-Green Bay ....................... 13 0 0 1.000 466 278 Detroit ................................. 8 5 0 .615 367 305 Chicago .............................. 7 6 0 .538 301 255 Minnesota .......................... 2 11 0 .154 274 364 West W L T Pct PF PA y-San Francisco................... 10 3 0 .769 307 182 Seattle ................................... 6 7 0 .462 246 259 Arizona ................................. 6 7 0 .462 253 288 St. Louis ............................... 2 11 0 .154 153 326 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday's Game Atlanta 41, Jacksonville 14 Saturday's Game Dallas at Tampa Bay, 8:20 p.m. Sunday's Games New Orleans at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Carolina at Houston, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. New England at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Cleveland at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Baltimore at San Diego, 8:20 p.m. Monday's Game Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 Houston at Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24 Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Denver at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Miami at New England, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Arizona at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. San Diego at Detroit, 4:05 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25 Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26 Atlanta at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. NFL Injury Report NEW YORK (AP) — The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league: DALLAS COWBOYS at TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — COWBOYS: OUT: NT Josh Brent (knee), WR Andre Holmes (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: C Phil Costa (concussion), CB Mike

H O C K E Y

Favorite

January 7 Pittsburgh

Drake Alabama

5

January 6 Arkansas

PK

FRESNO ST

January 4 Clemson

Kansas St

7

Bowling Green

USC

January 3 Michigan

STANFORD IOWA

18.5

TOLEDO WRIGHT ST

MICHIGAN ST

S Carolina

Oklahoma St

6

Virginia

January 2 Houston

Ohio U

Houston (knee), G Rob Sims (shoulder), S Amari Spievey (knee), DE Willie Young (ankle). RAIDERS: OUT: QB Jason Campbell (collarbone), WR Jacoby Ford (foot), CB Chris Johnson (not injury related), RB Darren McFadden (foot). QUESTIONABLE: DT John Henderson (knee), S Michael Huff (ankle), RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring), WR Denarius Moore (foot). PROBABLE: WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (heel), DT Tommy Kelly (toe), DE Jarvis Moss (shoulder), WR Louis Murphy (hip), C Samson Satele (shoulder), WR Chaz Schilens (foot). NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS at DENVER BRONCOS — PATRIOTS: DOUBTFUL: S Patrick Chung (foot), T Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot). QUESTIONABLE: CB Kyle Arrington (foot), WR Deion Branch (groin), G Dan Connolly (groin), WR Julian Edelman (back), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), S James Ihedigbo (shoulder), CB Devin McCourty (shoulder), WR Matthew Slater (shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), RB Shane Vereen (hamstring), WR Wes Welker (knee), C Ryan Wendell (calf), RB Danny Woodhead (abdomen). BRONCOS: QUESTIONABLE: S David Bruton (Achilles), S Brian Dawkins (neck), CB Andre’ Goodman (concussion). PROBABLE: RB Spencer Larsen (hamstring), LB Von Miller (thumb), WR Eddie Royal (concussion). NEW YORK JETS at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — JETS: OUT: CB Marquice Cole (knee). PROBABLE: DE Mike DeVito (knee), DT Marcus Dixon (hip), G Vladimir Ducasse (knee), RB Shonn Greene (rib), C Nick Mangold (ankle), RB Joe McKnight (elbow), G Brandon Moore (hip), LB Calvin Pace (groin), G Matt Slauson (knee), S Eric Smith (knee). EAGLES: DOUBTFUL: DE Darryl Tapp (ribs). QUESTIONABLE: G Todd Herremans (ankle), DT Cullen Jenkins (groin), WR Jeremy Maclin (hamstring, shoulder), QB Vince Young (ankle). PROBABLE: S Nate Allen (hamstring), CB Nnamdi Asomugha (knee), RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring), WR Riley Cooper (groin), DT Trevor Laws (knee), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle), QB Michael Vick (ribs). CLEVELAND BROWNS at ARIZONA CARDINALS — BROWNS: OUT: RB Owen Marecic (head, ankle), QB Colt McCoy (head, left hand), S T.J. Ward (foot). QUESTIONABLE: WR Joshua Cribbs (groin), RB Montario Hardesty (calf), G Artis Hicks (shoulder), T Shawn Lauvao (ankle), T Tony Pashos (ankle), DT Brian Schaefering (ankle), LB Quinton Spears (hamstring). PROBABLE: DE Jabaal Sheard (forearm). CARDINALS: OUT: S Sean Considine (foot). QUESTIONABLE: T Brandon Keith (knee), QB Kevin Kolb (head), LB Joey Porter (knee), WR DeMarco Sampson (ribs). PROBABLE: LB Clark Haggans (hamstring), TE Rob Housler (shoulder), S Kerry Rhodes (foot), RB Beanie Wells (knee), P Dave Zastudil (biceps). BALTIMORE RAVENS at SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — RAVENS: QUESTIONABLE: CB Chris Carr (back), K Billy Cundiff (left calf), G Ben Grubbs (toe), LB Ray Lewis (foot), DT Haloti Ngata (back), DE Cory Redding (ankle), CB Lardarius Webb (toe). PROBABLE: RB Anthony Allen (thigh). CHARGERS: QUESTIONABLE: C Colin Baxter (ankle), LB Donald Butler (foot), DE Jacques Cesaire (ankle), LB Takeo Spikes (back). PROBABLE: S Darrell Stuckey (groin). GREEN BAY PACKERS at KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — PACKERS: OUT: LB Desmond Bishop (calf), T Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), WR Greg Jennings (knee), DE Ryan Pickett (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: RB Brandon Saine (concussion), G Josh Sitton (knee), RB James Starks (knee, ankle). PROBABLE: LB A.J. Hawk (calf), LB Vic So’oto (back). CHIEFS: DOUBTFUL: S Jon McGraw (ankle). PROBABLE: CB Javier Arenas (illness), WR Jonathan Baldwin (illness), QB Kyle Orton (right finger). PITTSBURGH STEELERS at SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — STEELERS: DNP: LB Chris Carter (hamstring), S Troy Polamalu (hamstring), C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle), WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot). LIMITED: WR Arnaz Battle (hamstring), CB Curtis Brown (knee), QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle). FULL: T Marcus Gilbert (illness). 49ERS: No Data Reported

Jenkins (shoulder), G Kyle Kosier (foot), S Danny McCray (ankle), WR Laurent Robinson (shoulder), LB DeMarcus Ware (neck). PROBABLE: TE Martellus Bennett (ribs), LB Sean Lee (wrist), P Mat McBriar (left foot). BUCCANEERS: OUT: WR Arrelious Benn (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: DE Michael Bennett (toe), DT Brian Price (ankle), WR Sammie Stroughter (knee). PROBABLE: S Larry Asante (hamstring), QB Josh Freeman (right shoulder), DT Albert Haynesworth (knee), LB Adam Hayward (foot), CB Aqib Talib (hamstring). NEW ORLEANS SAINTS at MINNESOTA VIKINGS — SAINTS: OUT: LB Jonathan Casillas (knee), RB Mark Ingram (toe). QUESTIONABLE: DE Turk McBride (ankle), LB Jonathan Vilma (knee). PROBABLE: DT Sedrick Ellis (hamstring), TE Jimmy Graham (back), CB Tracy Porter (wrist), LB Scott Shanle (shoulder). VIKINGS: OUT: CB Chris Cook (not injury related). PROBABLE: CB Asher Allen (shoulder), WR Greg Camarillo (concussion), DT Letroy Guion (ankle), LB E.J. Henderson (shoulder), S Jarrad Page (hip), RB Adrian Peterson (ankle), QB Christian Ponder (hip). SEATTLE SEAHAWKS at CHICAGO BEARS — SEAHAWKS: QUESTIONABLE: T Jarriel King (hamstring). PROBABLE: WR Doug Baldwin (ankle), DE Raheem Brock (calf), CB Kennard Cox (hamstring), G Robert Gallery (hip), LB David Hawthorne (knee), LB Leroy Hill (neck), QB Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral), CB Richard Sherman (knee). BEARS: OUT: QB Jay Cutler (right thumb), RB Matt Forte (knee). QUESTIONABLE: WR Devin Hester (ankle), DT Henry Melton (shin). PROBABLE: CB Charles Tillman (knee), G Edwin Williams (calf), S Major Wright (shoulder). CINCINNATI BENGALS at ST. LOUIS RAMS — BENGALS: OUT: LB Dontay Moch (illness). DOUBTFUL: RB Brian Leonard (knee). QUESTIONABLE: RB Chris Pressley (knee), T Andre Smith (ankle). PROBABLE: RB Cedric Benson (back), CB Nate Clements (hamstring), S Chris Crocker (knee), DE Carlos Dunlap (hamstring), LB Manny Lawson (ankle), DE Frostee Rucker (hamstring), S Gibril Wilson (back). RAMS: OUT: QB A.J. Feeley (right thumb). DOUBTFUL: QB Sam Bradford (ankle), T Mark LeVoir (groin). QUESTIONABLE: DE James Hall (chest), CB Justin King (shoulder), DE Chris Long (ankle), RB Quinn Porter (abdomen), DT Fred Robbins (back). PROBABLE: S Craig Dahl (ankle), CB Josh Gordy (abdomen), DE Eugene Sims (ankle), TE Stephen Spach (head). TENNESSEE TITANS at INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — TITANS: OUT: LB Gerald McRath (knee, ankle), RB Javon Ringer (hand). DOUBTFUL: DE William Hayes (groin). QUESTIONABLE: LB Patrick Bailey (hamstring), QB Matt Hasselbeck (calf), WR Nate Washington (ankle). PROBABLE: P Brett Kern (illness), QB Jake Locker (chest). COLTS: OUT: LB A.J. Edds (ankle), QB Peyton Manning (neck), LB Philip Wheeler (foot). DOUBTFUL: TE Dallas Clark (neck). QUESTIONABLE: DE Jamaal Anderson (groin), WR Anthony Gonzalez (groin), DE Robert Mathis (knee). MIAMI DOLPHINS at BUFFALO BILLS — DOLPHINS: OUT: LB Koa Misi (shoulder). QUESTIONABLE: G Vernon Carey (ankle), TE Anthony Fasano (ribs), T Jake Long (back), QB Matt Moore (head, neck). PROBABLE: S Yeremiah Bell (foot), CB Vontae Davis (neck). BILLS: OUT: TE Scott Chandler (ankle). PROBABLE: K Dave Rayner (groin), CB Aaron Williams (calf). WASHINGTON REDSKINS at NEW YORK GIANTS — REDSKINS: OUT: T Jammal Brown (groin). PROBABLE: DE Stephen Bowen (knee), S Reed Doughty (rib), LB London Fletcher (ankle), P Sav Rocca (left ankle), WR Donte’ Stallworth (ankle). GIANTS: OUT: C David Baas (neck), TE Travis Beckum (chest), LB Mark Herzlich (ankle), S Derrick Martin (back), DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee). QUESTIONABLE: DE Justin Tuck (toe). PROBABLE: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), LB Spencer Paysinger (hamstring), S Kenny Phillips (knee). CAROLINA PANTHERS at HOUSTON TEXANS — PANTHERS: OUT: CB Darius Butler (head). QUESTIONABLE: G Bryant Browning (wrist), S Charles Godfrey (shoulder), T Jordan Gross (ankle), CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle). PROBABLE: DE Antwan Applewhite (hamstring), CB Chris Gamble (not injury related), C Ryan Kalil (shoulder), TE Greg Olsen (back), LB Kion Wilson (calf). TEXANS: OUT: G Mike Brisiel (ankle), WR Andre Johnson (hamstring), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: DE Tim Bulman (calf), NT Shaun Cody (knee), TE Joel Dreessen (knee). PROBABLE: LB Mister Alexander (shoulder), CB Jason Allen (thumb), TE Garrett Graham (hamstring), CB Brandon Harris (hip), C Chris Myers (knee), LB Jesse Nading (knee), RB Lawrence Vickers (hamstring), WR Kevin Walter (knee), DE J.J. Watt (hand), QB T.J. Yates (right elbow, left hand, hip). DETROIT LIONS at OAKLAND RAIDERS — LIONS: DOUBTFUL: CB Aaron Berry (shoulder), DE Lawrence Jackson (thigh). QUESTIONABLE: S Louis Delmas (knee), LB Justin Durant (hamstring), DT Nick Fairley (foot), RB Kevin Smith (ankle), CB Eric Wright (hamstring). PROBABLE: CB Chris

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA St. John’s ................ 27 16 7 4 0 36 98 83 Manchester ............. 30 17 11 0 2 36 80 78 Worcester ............... 24 12 6 3 3 30 67 59 Portland ................... 26 12 11 1 2 27 68 79 Providence.............. 29 11 15 1 2 25 62 91 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Penguins............... 28 16 7 1 4 37 87 73 Hershey.................. 27 15 7 3 2 35 98 80 Norfolk.................... 28 16 11 0 1 33 101 82 Syracuse................ 26 12 11 2 1 27 85 86 Binghamton ........... 29 10 17 1 1 22 66 87 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Connecticut............. 27 16 8 1 2 35 89 79 Adirondack.............. 26 14 10 1 1 30 77 68 Albany...................... 27 12 11 3 1 28 64 84 Bridgeport ............... 27 11 12 3 1 26 80 93 Springfield............... 27 12 14 1 0 25 77 77 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Charlotte................. 29 16 11 1 1 34 79 75 Milwaukee .............. 24 16 7 0 1 33 75 62 Chicago .................. 26 12 10 1 3 28 70 72 Peoria ..................... 29 13 14 1 1 28 92 90 Rockford ................. 27 10 14 1 2 23 85 100 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto.................... 27 15 8 3 1 34 82 73 Grand Rapids ......... 27 12 12 1 2 27 84 84 Rochester ............... 27 11 11 4 1 27 72 77 Lake Erie................. 28 12 14 1 1 26 66 73 Hamilton .................. 26 10 13 1 2 23 54 79 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Houston................... 28 16 4 2 6 40 83 66 Oklahoma City........ 27 19 7 0 1 39 82 60 Abbotsford .............. 27 18 8 1 0 37 69 61 San Antonio ............ 27 13 14 0 0 26 62 78 Texas....................... 25 11 13 0 1 23 72 77 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Friday's Games Worcester 5, Albany 1 Connecticut 6, Bridgeport 3 Charlotte 4, Chicago 2 St. John’s 4, Manchester 2 Binghamton 3, Adirondack 1 Providence 2, Springfield 1 Grand Rapids 3, Lake Erie 2 Hershey 4, Norfolk 3 Penguins 3, Syracuse 2 Milwaukee 2, Toronto 0 San Antonio 3, Rochester 2, OT Peoria 5, Rockford 2 Houston 4, Texas 1 Hamilton at Abbotsford, late Today's Games

BULLETIN BOARD CAMPS The Paul McGloin Pitching Camp will be held at Riverfront Sports on Dec. 26, 27, and 28 from 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Cost is $145. For more information call 570-878-8483 or visit www.electriccitybaeball.com. The Misericordia University Baseball Academy’s Winter Camp will be held in the Anderson Center on Misericordia campus, beginning Jan. 15 and running for five consecutive Sundays. Cost is $95. Registration online at athletics.misericrdia.edu. The Third Annual Electric City Baseball and Softball Academy Winter Hitting League will be held at Connell Park with session one beginning Jan. 8 and session two on Feb. 5. Each session meets four consecutive Sundays. Cost is $125 per player. For more information call 878-8483 or visit www.electriccitybaseball.com LEAGUES Back Mountain Youth Soccer will host an indoor soccer league beginning Jan. 13 through March for ages U6 to high school age at the Penn State Lehman Campus gym. Games will be played on weekends. All area intramural and travel teams are welcome. Individual players seeking a team can sign up online as well. Divisions will be set to ensure fair competition. More information and sign up sheets are available online at www.bmysa.org. Registration closes Dec. 31st. The Electric City Baseball & Softball Academy Winter Hitting League will be held at Connell Park with session one beginning January 8 and session two on February 5. Each session meets for four consecutive Sundays. Cost is $125 per player. For more information, call 5878-8483 or www.electriccitybaseball.com. MEETINGS Pittston Area Football Booster Club hosts its next booster club meeting Monday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Cefalo Center. Among the items on the agenda for this meeting are election of officers for 2012 booster club and final preparations for football banquet. All parents of players and prospective players are welcome to attend and vote. The date of the booster banquet has been rescheduled to Jan. 15. REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS Moosic Mets Baseball 17U Showcase Team is now accepting online registrations for their upcoming winter tryout for the 2012 summer/ fall season. Varsity level players graduating in years 2015 to 2013 are eligible. For more information and to register, visit www.moosicmets.net.

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St. John’s at Portland, 7 p.m. Bridgeport at Hershey, 7 p.m. Providence at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Springfield at Albany, 7 p.m. Norfolk at Penguins, 7:05 p.m. Worcester at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Grand Rapids at Lake Erie, 7:30 p.m. Adirondack at Syracuse, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Peoria, 8 p.m. Rochester at Texas, 8 p.m. Houston at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Rockford, 8:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Binghamton at Adirondack, 3 p.m. Worcester at Manchester, 3 p.m. St. John’s at Portland, 4 p.m. Toronto at Chicago, 4 p.m. Hamilton at Abbotsford, 4 p.m. Bridgeport at Providence, 4:05 p.m. Texas at San Antonio, 4:30 p.m. Norfolk at Hershey, 5 p.m. Peoria at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Rochester at Houston, 6:05 p.m.

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Wheeling . Elmira ...... Reading... Trenton.... Kalamazoo ........... Chicago ... Toledo ..... Cincinnati.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA 22 14 8 0 0 28 77 61 25 14 11 0 0 28 84 86 26 9 12 3 2 23 73 91 24 9 12 1 2 21 72 82 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA

25 16 7 0 2 34 94 84 25 14 8 2 1 31 80 78 23 10 12 0 1 21 72 75 20 8 9 0 3 19 61 68 South Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Gwinnett.. 28 12 8 5 3 32 78 82 South Carolina... 25 14 10 0 1 29 69 59 Greenville 22 14 8 0 0 28 72 68 Florida ..... 27 12 13 1 1 26 89 87 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mountain Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Alaska...... 24 18 4 1 1 38 81 44 Colorado . 24 13 8 0 3 29 90 85 Utah ......... 24 13 9 0 2 28 60 70 Idaho........ 24 9 12 2 1 21 68 85 Pacific Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Las Vegas ...... 25 14 7 1 3 32 79 67 Stockton .. 24 12 9 1 2 27 65 72 Ontario..... 23 12 9 1 1 26 69 65 Bakersfield .......... 26 6 17 3 0 15 65 89 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Friday's Games Gwinnett 2, South Carolina 1 Kalamazoo 7, Cincinnati 3 Greenville 3, Florida 0 Reading 6, Wheeling 3 Chicago 5, Elmira 3 Colorado at Utah, late Bakersfield at Las Vegas, late Idaho at Stockton, late Ontario at Alaska, late Today's Games Toledo at Trenton, 7 p.m. Wheeling at Reading, 7:05 p.m. Florida at Greenville, 7:05 p.m. Gwinnett at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m. Elmira at Kalamazoo, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Utah at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Bakersfield at Las Vegas, 10:05 p.m. Idaho at Stockton, 10:30 p.m. Ontario at Alaska, 11:15 p.m. Sunday's Games Greenville at South Carolina, 4 p.m. Toledo at Trenton, 4 p.m. Chicago at Wheeling, 4:05 p.m. Ontario at Alaska, 9:05 p.m.


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Henry’s late effort lifts Sem The Times Leader staff

WEST PITTSTON – Jane Henry scored 10 points, including four in the fourth quarter, to catapult the Wyoming Seminary girls basketball team to a 37-33 win over Wyoming Area on Friday night. Jessica Neare added seven points for the Blue Knights. Leading the Warriors with eight points were Serra Degnan and Abby Thornton.

was followed by 14 apiece by TUNKHANNOCK – James Chris O’Connor and Pete BoHawk poured in a game-high 24 rum. points, scoring 12 points in each Jared James chipped in 13 half and scored eight of Tunkpoints for the winners. hannock’s nine fourth-quarter Borum also had a big night points to help secure a 43-41 on the boards pulling down 20 victory over Hughesville on rebounds, while O’Connor Friday night. grabbed 13 boards. LAKE-LEHMAN (68): Bohan 6 4-7 16, Hillman The Tigers led 22-21 at half0 0-0 0, Novitski 0 2-4 2, James 3 6-8 13, Poepperling 1 6-6 9, O’Connor 6 2-4 14, Dizbon 0 0-0 time and outscored the Spar0, Katchko 0 0-0 0, Borum 5 4-6 14. Totals 21 tans by just one in the second 24-35 68. LAKELAND (58): Grabowski 2 6-6 10, half. The Times Leader staff

HUGHESVILLE (41): Jeffreys 4 1-3 11, Crownover 4 2-2 12, Foust 2 2-2 6, Fortan 0 0-0 0, Akpakip 0 0-0 0, McCarthy 2 0-0 6, Newhart 1 0-0 2, Stugart 1 2-2 4, Mitcheltrer 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 7-9 41. TUNKHANNOCK (43): Alguire 1 1-2 4, Zaner 0 0-0 0, Faux 0 0-0 0, DeWitt 0 0-0 0, Yanora 0 0-0 0, Franklin 0 2-3 2, Stephenson 3 0-1 6, Hawk 11 2-8 24, Bevan 3 0-0 7, Kristunas 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 5-14 43. Hughesville ................................... 10 11 11 9 — 41 Tunkhannock ................................ 10 12 12 9 — 43 3-Point Field Goals— HUGH 6 (Jeffreys 2, Crownover 2, McCarthy 2); TUN 2 (Alguire, Bevan)

Wyoming Seminary 57, Wyoming Area 52

Sam Hwang tallied 15 points and E.J. Flippen chipped in 13 to lead the Blue Knights to the win at home as they opened a 30-18 lead at halftime and never looked back. Wyoming Area’s Lou Vullo led all scorers with 23 points while his teammate Bart Chupka added 14 points.

WYOMING AREA (52): Adonizio 0 0-0 0, Newhart 1 0-0 2, Vullo 10 2-2 23, Zezza 2 0-0 4, Carey 1 0-0 2, Klus 0 0-0 0, Drivinghawk 2 1-5 5, Chupka 6 2-2 14, Latona 1 0-1 2. Totals 23 5-10 52. WYOMING SEMINARY (57): Ellis 2 0-0 5, Hwang 5 3-4 15, Flippen 6 1-2 13, Sedor 0 2-2 2, Lefkowitz 3 0-2 6, Callahan 3 6-6 14, Barilla 1 0-1 2. Totals 20 12-17 57. Wyoming Area............................ 8 10 18 16 — 52 Wyoming Seminary................... 14 16 12 15 — 57 3-Point Field Goals— WA 1 (Vullo); WS 5 (Hwang 2, Callahan 2, Ellis)

Lake-Lehman 68, Lakeland 58

Four players scored in double figures for the Black Knights in the first round of the Lackawanna Trail Tournament. Lehman was paced by 16 points from Kevin Bohan. He

WYOMING SEMINARY (37): Neare 3 1-2 7, Romanowski 3 0-0 6, Karg 3 0-1 6, Henry 5 0-1 10, McMullan 2 2-4 6, Williams 0 0-0 0, Gabriel 1 0-4 2, Casterline 0 0-0 0, Kilyanek 0 0-0 0, Davis 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 3-16 37. WYOMING AREA (33): Degnan 2 4-6 8, Radzwilka 1 1-2 3, Blannett 1 5-6 7, Thornton 3 2-2 8, DeLucca 0 0-3 0, Bott 0 0-0 0, Coolbaugh 3 1-3 7, Turner 0 0-0 0. Wyoming Seminary......................... 9 7 10 11 — 37 Wyoming Area ................................. 8 8 9 8 — 33 3-Point Field Goals— None

Rojenches 3 2-3 9, Nichols 0 0-0 0, Brady 0 3-6 3, Richart 8 5-13 23, Filarsky 2 2-2 7, Clauss-Walton 0 0-0 0, Striefsky 3 0-0 6. Totals 18 18-30 58. Lake-Lehman ............................. 20 15 15 18 — 68 Lakeland ...................................... 12 9 11 26 — 58 3-Point Field Goals— LL 2 (James, Poepperling); LAKE 4 (Rojenches, Richart 2, Filarsky)

Northwest 59, Benton 17

Northwest outscored Benton 23-0 in the first quarter en route to a victory. Devon Mazonkey scored 14 points, and George Yustat connected on three 3pointers for 11 points. Garret Watson contributed with five points for the Tigers.

Dallas 53, Lake-Lehman 29

Tanner Englehart and Ashley Dunbar helped the Mountaineers to the victory over their rival, scoring 11 points each. Nikki Sutliff scored 11 for the Black Knights.

BENTON (17): Watson 2 1-2 5, Cross 0 1-2 1, Covington 0 0-0 0, H. Karshner 1 1-4 3, Bogert 2 0-0 4, G. Karshner 2 0-0 4. Totals: 8 3-8 17. NORTHWEST (59): Mazonkey 6 2-2 14, Foley 2 0-0 4, Yustat 4 0-0 11, Nelson 2 0-0 4, Mauer 2 0-0 2, Tomko 1 0-0 3, Feno 1 0-0 2, Maul 0 2-2 2, Sutelo 1 1-2 3, Meiniger 3 0-0 8, Volkel 3 0-0 6. Totals: 25 5-6 59. Benton............................................ 0 6 14 3 — 17 Northwest ...................................... 23 12 15 9 — 59 3-Point Field Goals— BEN 0; NW 6 (Yustat 3, Meiniger 2, Tomko)

LAKE-LEHMAN (29): Yamrick 0 0-0 0, N. Sutliff 2 5-8 11, Brooks 0 0-0 0, Konopinski 0 0-0 0, Sutton 0 0-0 0, Mosies 3 0-0 6, Moosic 0 0-0 0, Williams 0 0-1 0, Lutowsky 3 0-0 6, Spencer 2 0-2 4, E. Sutliff 0 0-0 0, O’Connor 1 0-0 2. Totals 9 5-11 29 DALLAS (53): Missal 2 0-0 5, Dunbar 5 0-0 11, Kelley 0 0-0 0, Englehart 4 3-6 11, Szatkowski 0 0-0 0, Hiscox 2 2-2 6, Comitz 1 0-0 2, Michael 2 0-0 4, Zurek 3 0-0 7, Cybolski 0 0-0 0, Gleco 0 0-0 0, Flaherty 2 0-0 4, Volpetti 0 1-2 1, Olszewski 0 2-2 2. Totals 18 8-12 53 Lake-Lehman ................................. 4 14 3 8 — 29 Dallas .............................................. 11 23 9 10 — 53 3-Point Field Goals— LL 2 (N. Sutliff 2); DAL 3 (Missal, Dunbar, Zurek)

Moravian 53, MMI Prep 42

Cory Rogers produced 22 points for MMI Prep in a loss to Moravian. George Gera added eight points. Luke Gutekunst scored 23 points for Moravian.

MMI PREP (42): G. Gera 4 0-0 8, Kollar 2 1-2 6, Rogers 8 1-2 22, Wenner 0 0-0 0, Van Hoekelen 2 0-0 4, Karchner 1 0-0 2, Connors 0 0-2 0, Marchetti 0 0-0 0, J. Gera 0 0-0 0, Kupsho 0 0-0 0. Totals: 11 2-7 42. MORAVIAN (53): Messman 4 2-4 10, Ender 3 0-0 6, Gutekunst 9 4-5 23, Townsend 4 1-4 9, Andersen 0 1-2 1, Thomas 2 0-0 4, McCambridge 0 0-0 0. Totals: 22 8-15 53. MMI Prep..................................... 11 6 15 10 — 42 Moravian...................................... 16 15 11 11 — 53 3-Point Field Goals— MMI 6 (Rogers 5, Kollar); MOR 1 (Gutekunst)

GIRLS SWIMMING Lake-Lehman 88, West Scranton 87

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Wyoming Seminary’s Seth Callahan drives past a Wyoming Area defender during Friday’s game.

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Bryant’s wife files for divorce

Ex-Bruin Milbury charged with assaulting youth player

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ORANGE, Calif. — Kobe Bryant’s wife, who stood by her husband when he was charged with sexual assault in 2003, filed for divorce on Friday from the Los Angeles Lakers star, citing irreconcilable differences after a decade of marriage. Vanessa Bryant signed the papers on Dec. 1. Kobe Bryant signed his response on Dec. 7 and it was filed Friday, according to the documents. “The Bryants have resolved all issues incident to their divorce privately with the assistance of counsel and a judgment dissolving their marital status will be entered in 2012,” according to a statement from a representative for the couple. In the filing, Vanessa Bryant asked for joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s two daughters, Natalia, 8, and Gianna, 5. Kobe Bryant asked for the same in his response. Vanessa Bryant also requested spousal support. Bryant met his future wife in 1999 on a music video shoot when Vanessa Laine was 18 years old. Six months later, she and the

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, are shown at the NBA All-Star Saturday Night in Dallas in 2010. Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce from the Lakers star Friday.

then-21-year-old Bryant became engaged. They married on April 18, 2001. The Bryants have been through trying times together. Vanessa Bryant appeared at a news conference with her husband when he was charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman who worked at the exclusive Lodge & Spa at Cordillera near Vail, Colo., in 2003. She held his hand and stroked it ten-

derly as the NBA star admitted he was guilty of adultery — but nothing else. Earlier she had issued her own statement to the media, vowing to stand by her husband. “I know that my husband has made a mistake — the mistake of adultery,” she said in the statement at the time. “He and I will have to deal with that within our marriage, and we will do so. He is not a criminal.”

BOSTON — Police said Friday that they’ve charged former Boston Bruins player and coach Mike Milbury with assaulting a 12-year-old Pee Wee hockey player who was jawing with his son. Brookline police Capt. Tom Keaveney said Milbury, an assistant coach on his son’s team, allegedly grabbed, threatened and shook the opposing player as the teams were shooting around following a Dec. 9 game at a town-owned rink. The boy wasn’t hurt, Keaveney said. Milbury, 59, of Needham will be summoned to court to face misdemeanor charges including assault and battery on a 12-yearold, threats to commit a crime and disorderly conduct, he said. Keaveney said police have video evidence of the alleged attack. But Milbury denied an assault “of any kind,” in a statement from his attorney “He simply intervened in an altercation between his son and an opposing player,” the statement said. “No one was struck, no one was injured and no one was threatened.”

Milbury, a defenseman, played parts of 12 seasons with the Bruins and later served as coach, leading Milbury the team to the Stanley Cup finals in 1990, where they lost to Edmonton. He also was coach and general manager of the New York Islanders. Milbury was well-known as a player for a 1979 incident when he brawled in the stands in New York with fans who had grabbed some teammates’ sticks, whacking one fan in the leg with his own shoe. Milbury is now an NHL analyst with NBC Sports, which said Friday he’d been taken off the air. “We both came to the conclusion that he should remain off the air while focusing on his affairs,” NBC Sports said in a statement. Keaveney said police learned about the alleged assault from a parent who wasn’t there, but heard about it afterward.

Lake-Lehman scored a win in the 400 free relay to propel itself to a victory over West Scranton in the final race. The team of Amelia Jenkins, Amanda Lopez, Symantha Sharon and Sami Sabol legged out a first-place mark over two Invader relays. Brinley Williams picked up the top score in diving for the Black Knights. For West Scranton, Natalie Sederovitz claimed multiple first-place finishes.

200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. LL, (Sabol, Lopez, Jenkins, Copeman), 2:15.21; 2. WS; 3. WS; 200 FREE – 1. LL, Sami Sabol, 2:13.48; 2. WS, Malin Walsh; 3. WS, Alexis Williams; 200 IM – 1. LL, Amanda Lopez, 2:47.09; 2. WS, Casey Gaul; 3. LL, Amelia Jenkins; 50 FREE – 1. WS, Natalie Sederovitz, 29.09; 2. LL, Jolisa Copeman; 3. LL, Symantha Sharon; DIVING – 1. LL, Brinley Williams, 166.9; 2. LL, Amanda Mathers; 100 FLY – 1. LL, Lopez, 1:23.52; 2. WS, Gaul; 3. WS, Colette Rempe; 100 FREE – 1. WS, Morgan Williams, 1:06.76; 2. LL, Copeman; 3. LL, Sharon; 500 FREE – 1. LL, Sabol, 6:04.3; 2. WS, Walsh; 3. WS, A. Williams; 200 FREE RELAY – 1. WS, (Walsh, Sederovitz, M. Williams, A. Williams), 1:59.8; 2. LL; 3. WS; 100 BACK – 1. WS, M. Williams, 1:22.12; 2. LL, Jenkins; 3. WS, Isabella Dibileo; 100 BREAST – 1. WS, Sederovitz., 1:30.08; 2. LL, Cassie Stevens; 3. WS, Cassie Contafio; 400 FREE RELAY – 1. LL, (Jenkins, Lopez, Sharon, Sabol), 4:23.8; 2. WS; 3. WS

BOYS SWIMMING Lake-Lehman 66, West Scranton 59

Connor Daly and Paul Chrzankowski locked up multiple individual first-place swims to carry Lake-Lehman over West Scranton. Daly touched the wall first in the 100 fly and 100 breast, and Chrzanowski was the fastest swimmer in the 200 IM and 500 free. West Scranton swept the 50 free, led by Jerry Palauskus’ time of 26.37 seconds.

200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. LL, (M. Edkins, Daly, Chrzankowski, Zeiler), 2:22.45; 2. WS; 200 FREE – 1. LL, Chris Edkins, 2:57.85; 200 IM – 1. LL, Paul Chrzanowski, 2:46.44; 50 FREE – 1. WS, Jerry Palauskus, 26.37; 2. WS, Dave Chatterpaul; 3. WS, Corey Kelly; DIVING – 1. LL, Matthew Edkins, 226.4; 2. LL, Dustin Zeiler; 100 FLY – 1. LL, Connor Daly, 1:08.62; 100 FREE – 1. WS, Paul Emiliani, 1:92.39; 2. WS, Brian Jones; 3. WS Josh Hughes; 500 FREE – 1. LL, Chrzanowski, 7:03.42; 200 FREE RELAY – 1. WS, (Palauskas, Emiliani, Chatterpaul, Kelly), 1:53.71; 2. LL; 100 BACK – 1. WS, Emiliani, 1:19.73; 2. LL, M. Edkins; 100 BREAST – 1. LL, Daly; 2. WS, Palauskas; 3. WS, Hughes; 400 FREE RELAY – 1. WS, (Palauskas, Jones, Chatterpaul, Emiliani), 4:22.11; 2. WS

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Denver forms committee to explore potential 2022 Winter Games bid By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer

DENVER — Denver — the only city to be awarded the Olympics, then turn them down — is forming a committee that will look into making a bid for the 2022 Winter Games. The committee will present findings to Gov. John Hickenlooper and Mayor Michael Hancock, who said Friday the idea of a bid is worth taking seriously.

“But first we’re going to ask the right questions and make sure we’re satisfied with the answers,” Hancock said. The International Olympic Committee awarded the 1976 Winter Games to Denver, but the city later decided against hosting the event. The games ended up in Innsbruck, Austria. IOC President Jacques Rogge said earlier this year that the IOC carried no grudge against Denver

for what it did more than three decades ago. Back then, a group of civic leaders persuaded voters to say ‘no,’ to the Olympics, arguing against the massive growth and pollution the games might bring. Richard Lamm, who led that charge and later became governor, said in an interview two years ago that the local organizing committee of the time was in way over its head. He also said he

wasn’t sure turning down the Olympics ultimately prevented the sprawl the leaders were trying to avoid. Of course, both the Olympic experience and the city of Denver have changed drastically since the 1970s. The bid to run those games came in at around $5 million. The Vancouver organizing committee that ran the 2010 Winter Games spent $1.86 billion. Meanwhile, metro Den-

ver’s population has grown from about 1.2 million to 2.7 million and the main highway into the mountains, Interstate 70, has become more and more clogged as the decades have passed. It is, by many accounts, in need of the kind of widening project an Olympics could help spur. Don Elliman, a co-chair of the exploratory committee, said the give-back of the 1976 Olympics “comes up in people’s mind as a

hangover. But it was damn near 50 years ago. You begin to wonder about that. The Games were very different in those days.” The Reno-Tahoe area is also considering making a run at the 2022 Games, though the U.S. Olympic Committee is not committed to backing an American bid; the USOC wants to resolve a revenue-sharing dispute with the IOC before committing to future bids.


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Mars Hill RB Jonas Randolph averaged 197 yards rushing per game this season. By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer

FLORENCE, Ala. — Mars Hill College running back Jonas Randolph won the Harlon Hill Trophy as Division II’s top player Friday night, two days after celebrating the birth of his son. Hill received the award on the eve of the national championship game after leading all NCAA diviRandolph sions with a 197-yard rushing average. He collected 120 points in balloting by Division II sports information directors for a three-point edge over Washburn (Kan.) University’ quarterback Dane Simoneau. It’s the slimmest winning margin in the award’s 26-year history. Delta State quarterback Micah Davis was third with 101 points. It was far from the biggest occasion of Randolph’s week. His girlfriend, Jackie Bennison, gave birth to their son Braylen on Wednesday. He checked in with her after his first-ever flight landed in Atlanta to see how she was doing. “She replied, ‘I think my water broke,”’ said Randolph, who quickly jumped on his second-ever flight and got back in time for Braylen’s birth. The week was capped with another success. “It’s flattering just to be here, to have this moment with the other two guys,” Randolph said. “I love the game. I’m so proud that I won this. “Being young and winning the 40-yard dash and getting a medal, I thought that was great, but this is a million times better.” A senior who once played high school ball in Daleville, Ala., Randolph led Mars Hill to its first postseason game as a Division II member. His 5,608 career rushing yards is a South Atlantic Conference record. He rushed for school and league single-season marks of 2,170 yards as a senior. Ten players received at least one first-place vote and Randolph got 19, three more than Davis and four more than Simoneau. Simoneau set eight Washburn records this season while passing for 4,089 yards with 38 touchdowns. Davis led Delta State into the national semifinals after throwing for 3,423 yards and 22 touchdowns and rushing for another 13 scores. He directed four fourthquarter comebacks. The award is named after former North Alabama and Chicago Bears players Harlon Hill.

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Wisconsin-Whitewater quarterback Matt Blanchard, left, is sacked by Mount Union defender Jorge Carbonell in the first half of the Division III national championship game at Salem Stadium in Salem, Va., on Friday.

Warhawks win 3rd straight title Wisconsin-Whitewater and Mount Union have met in the last seven Division III finals. By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer

SALEM, Va. — Levell Coppage scored on a 1-yard run and Wisconsin-Whitewater shut down Mount Union until the closing minutes to win its third consecutive Division III national championship, 13-10 on Friday night in the seventh consecutive title game meeting between the schools. The victory was the 45th in a row for the Warhawks (15-0),

who haven’t lost since Mount Union beat them in the 2008 Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. The Purple Raiders finished 14-1. Coppage, the most outstanding player of the past two title games, wasn’t nearly as dominant, but cashed in on his most important opportunity after the Warhawks forced a fumble and recovered it at the Mount Union 1. Coppage took it in on the next play, making it 10-0 with 4:02 left in the third quarter. It was his seventh TD in the last three title games. The Purple Raiders, who had only 77 yards of offense at that point, answered with a 71-yard drive, but had to settle for a 19-

yard field goal when they couldn’t punch it in. Whitewater answered that with Eric Kindler’s 30-yard field goal with 5:34 to play, making it a two-score game again, but the 10-time national champions from Alliance, Ohio, replied again. This time, an eight-play, 72yard drive ended with Matt Piloto’s 8-yard scoring pass to A.J. Claycomb with 3:20 to play, giving the Purple Raiders a chance to hold on defense and score. They held on defense, but then so did the Warhawks, stopping Chris Denton well short of a first down on fourth down, and then finishing off its fourth title

in five years. The 3-point margin was the closest since Mount Union beat Bridgewater 30-27 in 2001. The Warhawks’ defense was clearly the star of the night, setting up Whitewater’s lone TD by sacking Piloto twice in three plays after the Purple Raiders got the ball at their 16. The first sack, by Ryan Cortez, was for minus 11 yards. On the second, Loussaint Minett stripped the ball away as Piloto was in the grasp of two other Warhawks and Cole Klotz recovered at the 1. One the next play, Coppage scored, boosting Whitewater’s lead to 10-0.

PSAC trio named to Little All-America first team Trevor Kennedy, Rontez Miles and Tim Green were among top non-Division I players. By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer

NEW YORK — Harlon Hill Trophy finalists Dane Simoneau of Washburn University and Jonas Randolph of Mars Hill College have been selected to The Associated Press Little All-America team. The Little All-America team honors players from Division II, III and NAIA. Simoneau passed for 4,089 yards and 38 touchdowns, leading Washburn in Topeka, Kan., to a 10-3 season and a spot in the NCAA Division II playoffs. Randolph was Division II’s leading rusher at 2,170 yards for

Mars Hill in North Carolina. The Harlon Hill Trophy was presented Friday to Randolph. Joining Randolph in the backfield was running back Levell Coppage of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which played Mount Union for the Division III title Friday night. Defensive back Nick Driskill of Mount Union was selected to the first team. The other running back on the first team was Hillsdale’s Joe Glendening, who is second in Division II in rushing with 1,600 yards and has scored 31 touchdowns, tops in the nation. Wayne State University in Michigan, which plays Pittsburg State in Alabama on Saturday for the Division II championship, placed two players on the firstteam: offensive tackle Joe Long and defensive back Jeremy

Jones. Wayne State receiver Troy Burrell was a third-team selection. Linebacker Nate Dreiling was Pittsburg State’s lone representative in the first team and receiver and kicker returner John Brown was chosen as the all-purpose player on the second team. Trevor Kennedy of Mercyhurst and Trey McVay of Northeastern State, the top two in Division II in receiving yards per game, were the Little All-American receivers. Joining Long on the line were four more 300-pounders: Midwestern State’s Amini Silatolu, Delta State’s Darrell Leopold, Alex Smith of Division III Salisbury and North Alabama’s Kyle Thornton. The kicker was Missouri Western State’s Greg Zuerlein, who converted 23 of 24 field goal at-

tempts. Jonathan Woodson of Texas A&M-Kingsville was the all-purpose player. He led the nation in all-purpose yards at 2,309. Joining Dreiling on defense were linebackers Chad Kilgore of Northwest Missouri State and Jamarkus Gaskins of Albany State. Lincoln University’s Tim Green, who leads Division II in sacks per game at 11⁄2, highlights the defensive line. He is joined by Todd Storm of Michigan Tech, Aston Whiteside of Abilene Christian and Chris Mayes of Division III Wesley. Joining Jones and Driskill in the secondary were Rontez Miles of California University in Pennsylvania and Alton Keaton of Winston Salem State. The punter was Randy Weich of Wayne State College in Nebraska.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Shenise Johnson, Riquna Williams and Krystal Saunders each scored 16 points to lead No. 7 Miami past Louisiana Monroe 103-39 on Friday night. Morgan Stroman added 14 points and Michelle Woods had 13 for the Hurricanes in their 30th straight home win. Johnson scored eight points, including two 3-pointers, during an opening 22-0 run by Miami (9-1), which was never threatened. The Warhawks broke the scoring drought on Larrie Williams’ jumper 4:53 into the game, but Miami scored the next 11 points and took a 33-2 lead on Jessica Capers’ jumper with 9:26 to go in the half. Williams scored 11 points to lead Louisiana Monroe (1-10). The Hurricanes shot 12 of 16 from the field in the first 9 minutes, while the Warhawks converted only one of 13 shots. Miami used mostly reserves over the second 10 minutes of the first half and built a 55-19 lead at halftime. Saunders, in her most extensive playing time of the season, shot 6 of 8 from the field, including 2 of 3 from 3-point range. No. 23 DePaul 73, Arizona State 55 CHICAGO — Freshman Brittany Hrynko scored a careerhigh 25 points and No. 23 DePaul beat Arizona State 73-55 on Friday night. Katherine Harry and Jasmine Penny had 14 points apiece for the Blue Demons (10-2), who have won consecutive games since their 84-61 loss to Tennessee. DePaul opened the game with a 9-0 run.

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Teens in trouble for ‘Tebowing’ By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Writer

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — Two New York athletes have been suspended by school administrators for organizing several “kneeldowns” in tribute to NFL sensation Tim Tebow, who said Friday that while he appreciates their boldness, the students have to obey their elders. “I think if they had good intentions, then good for them for having the courage to do something different,” the Denver Broncos quarterback said when told of the suspensions this week on New York’s Long Island. The devout Christian, who has led his team to a 7-1 record, often kneels in prayer after a success on the gridiron. Riverhead High School administrators suspended 17-year-old twins Connor and Tyler Carroll this week after they organized several “Tebowing” tributes to the NFL star in their school hallway.

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Teen Thompson holds one-shot lead at Dubai At 16 years old, the youngest LPGA Tour winner is 10 under at the Ladies Masters tourney. By MICHAEL CASEY AP Sports Writer

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — American teenager Lexi Thompson has a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Dubai Ladies Masters after making a birdie putt on the18th for a 2-under 70 on Friday. The 16-year-old Thompson, the youngest LPGA Tour winner, is 10 under for the tournament, one shot ahead of Sophie Gustafson (69). Thompson, who led by two

shots going into the third round, bogeyed the 15th. Gustafson made three birdies on the back nine. But the American reclaimed the lead when she reached the green in two on the 18th and made the birdie putt. “I was pretty much like ’let’s just hit it,”’ Thompson said. “You’ve been hitting it pretty good, so just got to be confident.” Lee-Anne Pace (67) and Pernilla Lindberg (68) are two shots back of Thompson in the season-ending Ladies European Tour tournament. MichelleWie(71)isfiveshotsoff the pace at 5 under. Thompson is looking to become the second youngster winner on the European Tour, just three

months after she won her first LPGA event in Alabama to make history on that tour. “Ihititprettywell.Ijustleftafew putts out there,” she said. “But you know,alotofgirlsareincontention so it will be a great day out there. “I’m just going to try and make birdies throughout the whole day, play consistent. Pars, birdies nothing can be worse than that.” Thompson opened with a bogey when she hit a drive behind some trees and failed to make a 4-foot putt. She got a shot back with a birdie on the third but couldn’t pull away from the 38-year-old Gustafson, who closed within a shot with a birdie on six and then tied for the lead with a birdie on 13.

Thompson retook the lead with a birdie on14 only to fall back when she hit a bad drive on 15 and threeputted for her second bogey. Tied coming down the 18th, the big-hitting Thompson unleashed a 3wood, ala Tiger Woods, that cleared the water and landed on the edge of the green. She just missed a 35-foot eagle putt but made a birdie. “Once I saw the drive, I was like ’all right, I probably can go for it’ from there and it was 212 to the pin,” she said. Looking for her first tour win of the year, the 14-time tour winner Gustafson said she was pleased with a round that included five birdies and two bogeys. She missed a 10-foot birdie putt on 18.

Alexis Thompson reacts after she finishes the first on the leaderboard after the 18th hole during the third round of Dubai Ladies Masters on Friday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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great,” Munroe said. "We’ve been really stressing the penalty kill the last few games. We were a little more aggressive.” DeFazio iced the game at the 18:14 mark of the third with a shot from the top of the right point that eluded Crunch goalie Iiro Tarkki far side to make it 3-1. "I didn’t think at that time it would be a game-winner,” DeFazio said. "I kind of got lucky with a knuckleball. It wasn’t anything special.” Syracuse’s J.F. Jacques set the final score with a tally at the 19:30 second mark, but Munroe stopped the damage there. Although Syracuse worked its way to a handful of chances throughout the game, for the most part the Pens bottled up an offense that had pierced it for 15 goals combined in the teams’ three games this season. Patrick Maroon’s score at the 5:37 mark of the third was Syracuse’s only other tally. "We were able to keep the puck more in their zone than we had the past few games,” Munroe said. "If you let their skill come to the forefront, they will hurt you.” Syracuse dominated the early part of the first period, at one point holding a 10-2 edge in shots. But the Penguins woke up late to jolt the hosts with a pair of goals to take a 2-0 lead into the first intermission. DeFazio put the first one on the scoreboard. Teammate Matt Rust ignited the play with a shot from the slot that ticked off Tarkki’s glove and flew behind the net. The Pens’ Geoff Walker grabbed the rebound and flipped it out front, where DeFazio was waiting to chip it in with 2:39 left. The Penguins inflicted more damage about two minutes later. With 38.9 seconds remaining, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Colin McDonald found a passing lane from behind the net and dished to Craig on the left side of the crease. The captain had easy target practice to double his team’s edge. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Ryan Schnell gave Syracuse a chance to get back into the game at the 6:57 mark of the second. With a break in play, Schnell, on the bench, attempted to head-butt the Crunch’s Maroon, who was on the ice. That earned Schnell a double-minor, but Munroe and his penalty killing mates frustrated Syracuse during its fourminute manpower edge and kept the Penguins lead at two goals.

Indeed he did, and as a result, Harrison will sit out Monday night’s game against San Francisco. The ruling was made by NFLNFLPA on-field appeals officer Ted Cottrell after a careful review of the hit that drew the original suspension on Tuesday. McCoy, who returned during the Steelers’ win over the Browns on Dec. 8, suffered a concussion. But while Harrison was quiet, his teammates — as expected — were anything but. “I’m not surprised. You’re appealing to the same people who put the suspension in place, so no, I’m not surprised at all,” Steelers safety Ryan Clark said. “I don’t care about the league’s message anymore. It’s about us as a football team playing the type of football that’s going to help us win championships, despite who gets suspended, despite who gets fined. “We’re going to try to play within the rules. We’re going to stop fighting this battle of talking to them. That’s what this is about.” The NFL cited Harrison’s history of flagrant hits — this was his fifth on a quarterback — in making him the first player suspended under stricter guidelines for player safety that were invoked midway through last season. “We have to adjust and play within the rules that they make up and the stuff they’re going to call,” Steelers linebacker James Farrior said. “We have to really be careful about how we approach it. It’s one of those things we’ll have to deal with as we go, and hopefully it’ll work out.” Clark, as often is the case in the Steelers locker room, spoke the loudest. “Like I said on Wednesday, my disappointment is for James,” he said. “He’s been trying really hard to comply with what’s being asked of him. For him to be sus-

Penguins 3, Syracuse 2 Penguins ............................................... 2 0 1 — 3 Syracuse ............................................... 0 0 2 — 2 1st Period-1, W-B/Scranton, DeFazio 4 (Rust, Walker), 17:21. 2, W-B/Scranton, Craig 3 (McDonald, Samuelsson), 19:21. PenaltiesSchnell Wbs (unsportsmanlike conduct), 4:09; Bell Syr (unsportsmanlike conduct), 4:09; Rust Wbs (holding), 9:08; Bell Syr (slashing), 14:44; Merth Wbs (cross-checking), 19:45. 2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Schnell Wbs (double minor - head-butting (attempt)), 6:57. 3rd Period-3, Syracuse, Maroon 11 (Cumiskey), 5:37. 4, W-B/Scranton, DeFazio 5 (Craig), 18:14. 5, Syracuse, Jacques 8 (Maroon, Rodney), 19:30. Penalties-DeFazio Wbs (high-sticking), 6:59; Lerg Wbs (tripping), 12:22. Shots on Goal-W-B/Scranton 9-8-8-25. Syracuse 14-11-11-36. Power Play Opportunities-W-B/Scranton 0 / 1; Syracuse 0 / 6. GoaliesW-B/Scranton, Munroe 5-2-2 (36 shots-34 saves). Syracuse, Tarkki 8-8-1 (25 shots-22 saves). A-4,725 Referees-Terry Koharski (10). Linesmen-Fraser McIntyre (94), Dan Murphy (21).

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turned out for Friday’s dinner at Lobitz Catering. “A couple of generations ago, my grandparents came from a different country and spoke a different language.” Like his Rays, Maddon wants residents of his hometown to get on the same page. “This is an optimistic venture,” Maddon said. “This is the first step. I always dream big. I don’t visualize small.” And why not? He took over a Tampa Bay franchise that was a perennial doormat in the American League East and led it to the American League pennant and into the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008. And his work with the Rays this past season was even more impressive, as Maddon guided Tampa Bay to a late-season

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Spezza, Sens sink Pens The Associated Press

OTTAWA — Jason Spezza had two goals and two assists, and Jared Cowen also had four points to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. Daniel Alfredsson scored his 398th NHL goal and added two assists, and Erik Karlsson also had three points. Colin Greening scored 25 seconds into the second, and Zenon Konopka netted Ottawa’s fifth goal of the period with 5.7 seconds left, increasing the Senators’ lead to 5-3 just 4 seconds into a power play. Karlsson recorded his 100th point with his third assist of the period on Konopka’s goal. Pittsburgh’s Steve Sullivan had a goal and two assists as the teams combined for eight goals in the middle period after a scoreless first. Matt Niskanen and Evgeni Malkin scored power-play goals 1:07 apart to draw the Penguins even at 3. Chris Kunitz scored with 1:02 left in the third. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby missed his fourth straight game because of a recurrence of concussion-like symptoms. He is out indefinitely, and the Penguins are 1-3 since he was sidelined again. Alex Auld stopped 32 shots for Ottawa in a matchup of backup goalies. Pittsburgh’s Brent Johnson made 14 saves through the first two periods and then was replaced by Marc-Andre Fleury, surge past the Boston Red Sox and into an AL wild card slot during the season’s final month. That earned Maddon his second AL Manager of the Year award. All he’s hoping for his old hometown is a sense of camaraderie. “It’s no different than the Rays,” Maddon said. “I have the opportunity of working with players from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico and Cuba. I really like these people. They’re wrought with tradition.” Brian Knobbs, better known in professional wrestling circles as Nasty.I.Am, said he saw similar conflicts growing up in Allentown. But he believes Maddon’s idea of acceptance can work in Hazleton. “Everybody needs to get along,” said Knobbs, who attended Friday’s fundraiser with fellow wrestler Sergeant Slaughter. “We’re almost in 2012 now. We’ve got to start standing up and get together.”

who allowed Spezza’s second goal of the game 12:23 into the third. Fleury finished with four saves. Cowen scored the seventh goal of the second, 13:20 into the period, to put Ottawa up 4-3. Devils 6, Stars 3 NEWARK, N.J. — Zach Parise made sure the night the New Jersey Devils honored former captain Scott Niedermayer ended on a winning note by scoring a goal and setting up three others against Dallas. David Clarkson, rookie Adam Henrique, Ilya Kovalchuk, Petr Sykora and Patrik Elias also scored as the Devils won their third straight and snapped the Stars’ and rookie goaltender Richard Backman’s three-game winning streak. Johan Hedberg finished with 33 saves for the Devils. Michael Ryder, Brendan Morrow and Toby Petersen scored for the Pacific Divisionleading Stars, who went 3-2 on a road trip that covered 6.500 miles. Niedermayer, who helped the Devils win the Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000 and 2003 while wearing No. 27, became the third Devils player to have his number retired.

Jose Theodore stopped 24 shots for the Panthers, whose last 11 home games have been decided by one goal. Olli Jokinen and Rene Bourque scored for Calgary, and Leland Irving made 39 saves in his NHL debut, but the Flames dropped their third straight game. Irving, a 2006 first-round pick, was recalled from the minors on Dec. 5. Dmitry Kulikov also scored in the shootout for Florida, and Alex Tanguay scored for the Flames.

Panthers 3, Flames 2, SO SUNRISE, Fla. — Sean Bergenheim’s scored Florida’s two goals in regulation, and Stephen Weiss connected for the shootout winner as the Panthers beat Calgary.

Sabres 5, Maple Leafs 4 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Thomas Vanek had two goals and an assist, and Drew Stafford and Tyler Ennis both added a goal and assist to help lift Buffalo over Toronto. Andrej Sekera also scored, and Ryan Miller made 29 saves for the Sabres (16-12-3), who won for the third time in six games. Down by a goal midway through the second period, Buffalo scored three straight times — including two powerplay goals — to take a 4-2 lead. Toronto committed five penalties in the second, and over the final 7:03 of the period the teams played 5-on-5 for just 6 seconds. Nikolai Kulemin scored on a penalty shot in the third period, and Dion Phaneuf, Joffrey Lupul, and Mikhail Grabovski also scored for Toronto (16-12-3), which has dropped three of four (1-2-1).

That’s exactly what Maddon has planned for the Hazleton community. His push for acceptance will continue tonight with a free movie night at the Alice C. Wiltsi Performing Arts Center with a showing of the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” that will include Spanish subtitles. From there, Maddon and volunteers will serve his traditional Thanksmas meal at the Hazleton Area Salvation Army Shelter on Broad Street, which serves a diverse group of citizens. And Maddon will sign auto-

graphs at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Monday prior to a WilkesBarre/Scranton Penguins home game. Proceeds from the autograph session, which will charge $5 per person, will be used to benefit Maddon’s Hazleton Integration Project. “There are many more similarities than differences that exist between our cultures,” Maddon said. “It’s the diversity that makes it fun. We’re trying to make this thing work. “Our city’s going to thrive again and this is just the beginning.”

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day’s meeting that Jackson can reapply. The position of head weightlifting coach, also held by Jackson, was posted on the website on Friday. The deadline for that

position is also Jan. 3. Jackson made $7,208 this past season as football coach, according to the school board minutes from the April 2011 meeting. He was paid $1,075 as head weightlifting coach for the 2010-11 school year, the same salary listed on the school’s website posting for the open position.

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forever be seen as tainted records, and his ticket to baseball’s Hall of Fame is in doubt. Bonds declined to speak in court. Well-wishers hugged the 47-year-old in the hallway courtroom after the hearing was over, and a smattering of fans cheered him as he left the courthouse. It was a marked departure from his initial court appearance four years ago, when guards had to clear a path for Bonds to get through dozens of onlookers to his SUV. “Whatever he did or didn’t do, we all lie,” said Esther Picazo, a fan outside the courthouse. “We all make mistakes. But I don’t think he should’ve gotten any kind of punishment at all.” Bonds was sentenced to two years of probation, 250 hours of community service, a $4,000 fine and 30 days of home confinement. It will take time to determine whether he serves any of it; his appellate specialist, Dennis Riordan, estimated it would take nearly a year and a half for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rule. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Parrella called the sentence a “slap on the wrist” and the fine “almost laughable” for a superstar athlete who made more than $192 million for playing baseball. Parrella had sought 15 months in prison and argued that home confinement wasn’t punishment enough “for a man with a 15,000square-foot house with all the advantages.” Bonds lives in a sixbedroom, 10-bath house with a gym and swimming pool. “The defendant basically lived a double life for decades before this,” Parrella said. He ripped Bonds not only over performance-enhancing drugs but over his personal life: “He had mistresses throughout his marriages.” Parrella said Bonds made lots of money due in part to his use of performance enhancers and that he has been “unrepentant” and “unapologetic” about it. Illston said none of that had any bearing on Bonds’ sentencing. She said she agreed with a probation department report that

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PITTSBURGH — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was limited in practice Friday, while safety Troy Polamalu and center Maurkice Pouncey sat out. Roethlisberger has been nursing a sprained left ankle he injured last week against Cleveland. Coach Mike Tomlin and offensive coordinator Bruce Arians both said they’d like Roethlisberger practice at least once before they decide whether he’ll play Monday at San Francisco. He sat out three straight practices before participating Friday. If Roethlisberger can’t play, 37-year-old Charlie Batch will start. Roethlisberger, who has not missed a start due to injury in more than two years, was not available to the media. Along with Polamalu (hamstring) and Pouncey (ankle), linebacker Chris Carter (hamstring) and receiver Emmanuel Sanders (foot) also did not practice. Polamalu is expected to play vs. the 49ers. pended for this situation, to us, is disheartening. To me, it was a between-the-whistle play. They’re making an example out of him for it this year. I don’t think it’s right. “We have to continue playing and just roll with the punches and try to win games without one of our best players.” Harrison has 53 tackles and eight sacks this season. “They’re definitely is an emphasis on head and head trauma,” Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel said. “You’ve got to be careful and that’s just where the game’s at today.” The Steelers (10-3) are locked in a battle for the AFC North Division title with Baltimore (10-3). The Ravens won both games in the season series. called Bonds’ conviction an “aberration” in his life. She said she received dozens of letters in support of Bonds, some discussing how he has given money and time “for decades” to charitable causes. Bonds is the last — and highest-profile — defendant in the government’s investigation of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, or BALCO, a steroids distribution ring. The ex-slugger has long denied knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs. Illston said she was compelled to give Bonds a sentence similar to the two she meted out to other figures convicted after trial of lying to the grand jury and federal investigators about their connection to steroids. The case against Bonds after he testified before the grand jury Dec. 3, 2003. Prosecutors revised his original 2007 indictment several times and spent a year unsuccessfully appealing a key evidentiary ruling before jurors deadlocked in April on three of the four remaining charges related to his grand jury testimony. On the final charge, the trial jury convicted Bonds of purposely answering questions about steroids with rambling non sequiturs in an attempt to mislead the grand jury. “I think he probably got off a little easy,” said Jessica Wolfram, one of the jurors who convicted Bonds of obstruction. “He was just so clearly guilty, so I actually am happy he got sentenced to something.” Wolfram said she researched the case after the trial and viewed evidence not presented then. After that, she felt even more comfortable that Bonds was guilty. Besides Bonds, 10 people were convicted of various charges in BALCO cases. Six of them, including track star Marion Jones, were ensnared for lying to grand jurors, federal investigators or the court. Others, including Bonds’ personal trainer Greg Anderson, pleaded guilty to steroid distribution charges. Bonds was one of two former baseball superstars to stand trial in doping-related cases this year. The trial of pitcher Roger Clemens was halted after just two days in July because prosecutors used inadmissible evidence. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton has set a new trial for April 17.


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two points, 21-19, on Moore’s 5yard pass from quarterback Brad Fegley on the final play of the third quarter. But Boyd’s scoring runs of 78 and 68 yards in the game’s final six minutes secured Clairton’s victory. “The coaches just wanted me to make a play, and the ball was coming my way,” said Boyd. “(Southern Columbia) is a lot like us, coming in undefeated with all of these state championships. But we wanted them to know we weren’t intimidated by their success.”

Clairton compiled 436 yards of offense, including 218 yards rushing on 14 carries by Boyd, a junior. Thompson was 4 of 9 passing for 165 yards. The Clairton defense sacked Fegley eight times for 55 yards. Moore rushed 16 times for 136 yards for Southern Columbia. “This is obviously devastating for our kids,” Southern Columbia head coach Jim Roth said. “But (Clairton) is a very talented team. I’m proud of the way we matched their level of play for most of the game.”

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the game on Archbishop Wood’s second possession. “The score just made it look that way. They were a good team, a tough team.” Bishop McDevitt made a decision early to abandon the run with leading rusher Andre Robinson, a freshman, hobbled by an ankle injury. Quarterback Alec Werner threw an AAA championship game record 48 passes, completing 21, but was intercepted three times by a swift Wood defense.

“This is the best team I’ve ever been around,” said Archbishop Wood head coach Steve Devlin, who came to the Warminster school after coaching as an assistant at St. Joseph’s Prep. “There was no way I thought the score would be like that.” Bishop McDevitt junior wide receiver Brian Lemelle tied a PIAA playoff record for pass receptions in a game with 11 catches. Lemelle had 127 yards receiving.

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Consumer prices stayed flat in November, further evidence that inflation has cooled off. Energy costs dropped for the second straight month, which offset higher prices that Americans paid for food, clothes and medical services. Excluding volatile food and energy costs, so-called “core” prices rose 0.2 percent. In the 12 months ending in November, prices rose 3.4 percent, the smallest year-over-year rise since April.

Numbers show decline in table games revenue due some “very lucky” players. By RON BARTIZEK rbartizek@timesleader.com

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs was the only one of Pennsylvania’s 10 casinos to show a decline in table games revenue in November. It wasn’t because there was less gambling.

Delta boosts NYC flights

Delta Air Lines Inc. plans a massive flight expansion out of New York’s LaGuardia airport, hoping to improve its competitive edge against its two biggest rivals. The list of added cities reads like a map of the hubs of competing airlines. Delta is adding Miami and Dallas, both American Airlines hubs. It will also fly to Houston and Denver, which are United hubs, and Charlotte, N.C. — a hub for US Airways.

“There were some big winners in November,” said casino President Bobby Soper. “We actually had 15 percent growth in amount wagered.” Figures released Friday by the state Gaming Control Board showed gross revenue at the casino’s 84 tables in November of $3.6 million, 1.5 percent below November 2010. “The numbers you see aren’t necessarily reflective of volumes,” Soper said. “The table game players in November

were very lucky.” He said the growth in table game wagering was matched elsewhere on the gaming floor. “We had double digit growth in slots,” Soper said. “We were very pleased with November numbers.” Slot machine revenue tends to be larger and more consistent – Mohegan Sun reported $243 million in slots play in November – with casinos paying out 90 percent in jackpots and retaining in the range of 10 per-

cent of the amount wagered. In table games, one lucky gambler, or a few, can dramatically affect the “hold.” “One month you can hold 20 percent and the next you can hold 10 percent,” Soper said. He said no single winner skewed the November winnings. The nearest competitor, Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County, showed a 26 percent increase in table games revenue for the month, even

An appeals court has upheld an Obama administration rule change making it easier for unions to organize airline and railroad workers. The rule approved in May by the National Mediation Board recognizes unions when a simple majority of workers who vote approve organizing. The previous rule in place for 76 years required a majority of the entire workforce to favor unionizing.

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WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday brought civil fraud charges against six former top executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying they misled investors about risky subprime loans the mortgage giants held when the housing bubble burst. Those charged include the agencies’ two former CEOs, Fannie’s Daniel Mudd and Freddie’s Richard Syron. They are the highest-profile individuals to be charged in connection with the 2008 financial crisis. The federal government has faced criticism for not bringing charges against top executives who may have contributed to the worst financial meltdown since the Great Depression. Mudd, 53, and Syron, 68, led the mortgage giants in 2007, when home prices began to collapse. The four other top executives also worked for the companies during that time. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in New York City. “Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives told the world that their subprime exposure was substantially smaller than it really was,” said Robert Khuzami, SEC’s enforcement director. “ Fannie and Freddie both entered into agreements with the government on Friday, accepting responsibility for their conduct without admitting or denying the charges. The governmentcontrolled companies also agreed to cooperate with the SEC on the cases against the former executives. The Justice Department has opened up probes into Fannie and Freddie but has not charged anyone with a crime.

Zynga shares slip after IPO

Online game company Zynga Inc. saw its stock drop on Friday, its first day as a public company. It was an unusual turn of events for a closely watched initial public offering seen as a precursor to Facebook’s next year. Zynga priced its stock at $10 on Thursday, at the high end of its expected range. The stock opened at $11, up 10 percent, but quickly fell below its IPO price, trading as low as $9 Friday afternoon before closing at $9.50.

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UGI on Friday announced its first direct “interconnect” to Marcellus Shale gas wells. Gas extracted from the wells passes through a processing station and into a UGI Central Penn Gas supply pipeline which feeds about 15,000 customers in Tioga, Bradford and Potter counties.

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These flaws have devastating consequences. It is a system in which the most sensitive information from people’s pasts is bought and sold as a commodity. Digitization was supposed to make criminal records easier to access and easier to update. To protect privacy, laws were passed requiring courts to redact some information, such as birth dates and Social Security numbers, before they put records online. But digitization perpetuates errors. Kathleen Casey scraped by on temporary work until she settled her lawsuit against First Advantage. It corrected her record. But the bad data has come up in background checks conducted by other companies.

woman. The rap sheet belonged to Kathleen A. Casey, who lived in another town nearby and was 18 years younger. Kathleen Ann Casey, would-be pharmacy technician, was clean. “It knocked my legs out from under me,” she says. The business of background checks is booming. Employers spend at least $2 billion a year to look into the pasts of their prospective employees. They want to make sure they’re not hiring a thief, or worse. But it is a system weakened by the conversion to digital files and compromised by the welter of private companies that profit by amassing public records and selling them to employers.

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TKR

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Name

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NATIONAL FORECAST TODAY Light winds, flurries

TUESDAY

37° 29°

Sun, snow to rain late

42° 32°

Partly sunny, warmer

Flurries, partly sunny

45° 25°

37° 25°

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Mostly sunny

Snow, rain possible

45° 35°

45° 30°

40° 35°

Syracuse 30/19

Pottsville 38/27

New York City 42/28 Reading 41/28

Atlantic City 46/29

Heating Degree Days*

Yesterday Month to date Year to date Last year to date Normal year to date

Yesterday Month to date Normal month to date Year to date Normal year to date

49/36 38/24 57 in 1971 1 in 1917

Sun and Moon

22 435 1483 1771 1813

Sunrise 7:23a 7:24a Moonrise Today none Tomorrow 12:18a

0.00” 1.75” 1.35” 58.63” 36.36” Sunset 4:36p 4:36p Moonset 11:33a 12:03p

Today Tomorrow

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

62/50

Susquehanna Stage Wilkes-Barre 5.36 Towanda 3.26 Lehigh Bethlehem 3.07 Delaware Port Jervis 4.99

The Finger Lakes

Brandywine Valley

Delmarva/Ocean City

Highs: 45-46. Lows: 29-38. Partly cloudy skies today. Partly cloudy tonight.

Chg. Fld. Stg 0.21 22.0 0.33 21.0 0.75

16.0

0.19

18.0

Last

New

First

Full

Dec. 17

Dec. 24

Jan. 1

Jan. 9

78/64

80/70

37/31 36/23

Highs: 24-35. Lows: 15-33. Partly cloudy skies today. Partly to mostly cloudy tonight.

River Levels, from 12 p.m. yesterday.

55/33

57/40

55/40

City

Yesterday

Anchorage Atlanta Baltimore Boston Buffalo Charlotte Chicago Cleveland Dallas Denver Detroit Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Las Vegas Los Angeles Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis

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City

Yesterday

Amsterdam Baghdad Beijing Berlin Buenos Aires Dublin Frankfurt Hong Kong Jerusalem London

41/36/.00 68/51/.00 30/12/.00 46/34/.00 79/61/.00 37/28/.00 52/37/.00 68/59/.00 57/44/.01 41/36/.00

Today Tomorrow 36/23/rs 55/33/s 46/32/pc 38/20/pc 35/33/pc 54/34/s 38/26/c 35/29/sn 57/40/s 50/23/s 32/28/c 80/70/pc 62/50/pc 39/27/pc 56/38/pc 68/48/pc 78/64/pc 35/26/sf 33/22/pc

ALMANAC Recorded at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int’l Airport

Precipitation

49/29

68/48

Highs: 43-44. Lows: 29-30. Partly to mostly cloudy skies today. Partly to mostly cloudy skies tonight.

Philadelphia 43/30

46/32

50/23

Highs: 43-46. Lows: 26-29. Mostly cloudy skies today. Partly to mostly cloudy skies tonight.

Wilkes-Barre 36/23

Harrisburg 41/28

Yesterday Average Record High Record Low

38/26

Highs: 33-39. Lows: 21-24. Mostly cloudy skies today. Partly to mostly cloudy skies tonight.

Poughkeepsie 37/18

32/28

58/47

The Jersey Shore

Scranton 33/21

Temperatures

42/28

The Poconos

Albany 33/16

Towanda 34/22

50/30 33/22

TODAY’S SUMMARY

Binghamton 33/20

State College 36/26

49/42

Rain likely

REGIONAL FORECAST Today’s high/ Tonight’s low

NATIONAL FORECAST: Low pressure will produce snow showers across portions of the Great Lakes. Low pressure to the south will result in a few showers over southern California, while clouds and showers will be the rule over southern Texas. High pressure will be in control of the weather from the Northwest, through the Rockies, then central Plains and into the Southeast.

MONDAY

SUNDAY

Forecasts, graphs and data ©2011

Weather Central, LP For more weather information go to:

www.timesleader.com National Weather Service

607-729-1597

28/17/sn 58/36/s 45/33/s 28/24/pc 39/37/sn 56/31/s 41/34/s 38/33/c 59/53/c 55/26/s 39/33/pc 80/70/pc 65/61/c 45/33/s 56/37/sh 62/49/pc 77/65/pc 41/30/s 43/28/s

City

Yesterday

Myrtle Beach Nashville New Orleans Norfolk Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland, Ore. St. Louis Salt Lake City San Antonio San Diego San Francisco Seattle Tampa Tucson Washington, DC

75/59/.00 46/37/.39 78/59/.00 66/50/.00 48/31/.00 36/20/.00 77/62/.00 69/46/.00 40/34/.00 49/38/.00 40/31/.00 30/27/.00 58/50/.00 62/46/.00 59/38/.00 49/42/.00 78/65/.00 65/42/.00 62/44/.01

WORLD CITIES

Today Tomorrow 42/36/sh 63/38/pc 36/19/s 38/32/sn 79/61/sh 40/30/pc 39/32/rs 66/56/s 60/40/pc 41/32/sh

40/35/sh 64/36/s 34/19/pc 37/31/sn 83/62/pc 41/32/c 36/28/sn 65/57/pc 63/41/s 41/33/pc

City

Yesterday

Mexico City Montreal Moscow Paris Rio de Janeiro Riyadh Rome San Juan Tokyo Warsaw

73/43/.00 48/30/.00 37/36/.00 57/39/.00 93/75/.00 75/46/.00 63/45/.00 83/75/.01 54/39/.00 43/28/.00

Today Tomorrow 57/36/s 46/30/s 64/45/pc 47/34/pc 58/35/s 47/24/s 77/54/pc 66/43/pc 34/26/c 49/37/pc 48/30/pc 42/26/s 55/48/sh 62/47/c 56/44/s 49/42/pc 80/54/pc 64/42/pc 46/32/pc

58/38/s 54/35/s 65/49/pc 49/36/s 56/47/c 48/31/s 70/53/pc 57/42/sh 36/26/pc 45/37/sh 52/38/s 42/25/pc 61/60/c 60/48/sh 56/44/s 47/38/sh 74/54/s 58/38/sh 47/32/s

Today Tomorrow 74/43/pc 20/13/s 34/30/rs 42/34/sh 86/73/t 71/44/s 55/43/sh 81/70/pc 47/33/s 38/31/rs

73/44/pc 29/24/pc 33/28/sn 41/33/pc 84/73/t 70/44/s 53/41/sh 81/72/pc 50/35/s 36/29/sf

A seasonably cold weekend is upon us with temperatures trending right about normal for this time of year. Expect only a light breeze both days from the northwest and in winter around here that usually means more clouds than sun. But since this wind off the Great Lakes will stay relatively light, up to 5,000 feet snow squalls are not likely to form. Instead, we can expect some flurries with only a dusting in some areas. A storm will approach on Tuesday next week possibly starting as snow Tuesday night. But a change to rain is likely for Wednesday. The winter solstice occurs next Thursday at 12:30 a.m. - Tom Clark

Key: s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sn-snow, sf-snow flurries, i-ice.

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A wooden tree design is reborn from Pat Sorenson’s father’s concept. It is now marketed and sold all over the world by Pat Sorenson, left, and her business partner, Nadja Reubenova, under the name PossibiliTrees.

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ach December, Dick Babcock’s family would cut down their own Christmas tree, haul it home, wrestle it into a stand — “A little that way. No, too much! Back a little.” — then try to water it without spilling. In short, a lovely tradition nonetheless tinged with tension. Babcock was an architect who built furniture in his spare time, so in 1982, his wife suggested he design and construct a tree of wood. “And make it look Scandinavian.” He did, crafting a tree of wooden slats that required neither ax, nor water, nor the vacuuming of fallen needles. And, in a moment of brilliance, Babcock conceived of suspending it from the ceiling like a plumb line, forever unerringly straight. Years passed. Daughter Pat grew up and married Arne Sorenson. When they built a new home in 1992, it left them with a pile of scrap cedar. “Why don’t I make you your own tree?” her dad offered, and he did. Years passed. No one remembers exactly what prompted the epiphany that Dad’s trees were unique, but someone proposed that they pursue a patent.

“Oh, my dad labored over that process,” Pat Sorenson said. Appearing to be a simple assemblage of slats, closer inspection reveals that each rising tier is subtly thinner than its neighbor, and that the edge of each slat angles diagonally. Babcock measured and remeasured every angle. They got their patent in 2002 and within days got a call from Hammacher Schlemmmer, the huge retail catalog company, inviting them to exhibit their tree in its annual inventors showcase. They knew they were on to something. And still, years passed. “You know, you get busy with life, and we just put it on the back burner,” Sorenson said. Finally See SLATS, Page 2C

In Christmas Past, children would find all sorts of simple games under the tree: Tiddlywinks, pickup sticks and board games could amuse young minds for hours. Batteries and computer chips have made much of kids’ play an electronic spectator sport today, but there are signs of some pushback. Retailers are offering a variety of vintage-style games, and many baby boomers are seeking out the toys they remember fondly — puzzles, board games and the like. Steven Josephson, owner of The Toy Box store in Mamaroneck, N.Y., said board games are always a big seller “but in the last couple of years, they’ve really been popular. People remember the old-fashioned games like Monopoly, Stratego, Sorry, and want their own kids to play them. Parcheesi’s come way back this year.” At the New York International Gift Fair this fall, gift retailer Wild & Wolf drew crowds to its Ridley’s collection of vintagestyle games. The line features many old favorites, including marbles, jacks and tumbling blocks. (Available at Burkedecor.com, among other sites.) The package designs are retro too: cardboard or tin boxes, muted colors, early 20th-century-style lithography. And indeed, the visuals are part of the appeal of these games. There’s something charming about a toy that doesn’t come in a loud, primary-colored box, or a plastic case. Hasbro has teamed up with Target this season to offer classic board games in wooden boxes, including Life, Clue, Risk and Scrabble. “Key words for Christmas 2011 are nostalgia, family, tradition and longevity,” says Riann Henckel, a forecaster for Sphere Trending, in Waterford, Mich. If you’re interested in the actual, original board games you played as a kid, you’ll find sources online. Prices are often surprisingly modest, in the $20 range. Los Angeles-based game collector Desi Scarpone has been an See GAMES, Page 3C

One wreath, two lives: Just a few tweaks required By BARBARA MAHANY Chicago Tribune

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After removing the apples from a wreath, Nancy Clifton wires a pick to a bouquet of sprigs of herbs for a wreath.

The idea here is pure and simple: Start with a plain pine wreath, the kind you would pick up at the supermarket or a big-box store (certainly not one you would trek to the woods to haul home on the back of your sleigh). Dress that green ring up for the cheer that stretches straight through December. Then, the very instant you hit Holiday Overload, when you cannot abide one more minute of fa-la-la, give that door hanger a new lease on life. With a few tweaks, a bit of subtraction, a dash of addition — poof! — you’ve extended its lease

through, oh, Groundhog Day. Ah, but can it be done? Lest you waste one breath worrying, the answer is: but of course! We turned to a wizard of natural wonder, a woman who wields a mean glue gun. Her name is Nancy Clifton, and she plies her magic as a horticulturist at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Clifton more than hit the gong, with two breathtaking renditions of au naturel wreaths. The one that’ll work now through the new year has a bit of Colonial Williamsburg deep in its DNA, with apples, nuts and rose hips so zaftig they threatened to burst. For a post-holiday cleansing breath, Clifton borrows from the herbari-

um and nods toward the kitchen. She plucks off the apples and nuts, and tucks in bouquets of rosemary, thyme and sage. Even if you don’t have these botanic offerings at your fingertips, the most this wreath would cost is somewhere south of $50 — and that includes figuring about $25 for the wreath itself. Note: Feel free to fashion your wreath with similar-size but different elements — say, citrus fruit instead of apples, cinnamon sticks instead of the nuts. Whatever you choose, use an odd number of elements, and limit your palette to no more than five. What you’ll need: 1 (24-inch) wreath, with or with-

out pine cones 5 small apples (lady apples are ideal but can be pricey) 6 whole nuts 12 clumps rose hips (available at many florist shops, craft stores and supermarkets) Wired floral picks (online or florist shops, floral supply and craft stores) Glue gun (sold at craft and department stores) Herb bundles (see related story) Directions: Prep first: Assemble all your materials on a large, uncluttered work space. Holiday music in the background is recommended but not essential. Now you’re ready to go. 1. Apples: Poke a floral pick into each apple, inserting it at an angle, See WREATH, Page 3C


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What’s new Who says a TV has to be a boring black box? Hannspree makes high-definition TVs in animal shapes for a child’s room or a childlike adult’s. The TVs come in crab, zebra, polar bear, giraffe and camel designs with a 19-inch screen. They’re among a selection of novelty TVs the company makes in shapes including apples, footballs and golf balls. The animal TVs are available at Amazon.com. Regular price is $349.99. — McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

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The columned porch, cheerful dormers and an unobtrusive side-entry garage gives this home a graceful country exterior.

The open, free-flowing layout of Plan HMAFAPW00763 from Homeplans.com makes spending time with family and visitors simple while also granting privacy to the master suite. The three-bedroom design covers 2,090 square feet of living space on one level. Head inside past the dining room, open on two sides, into the main living areas. Here, a raised hearth and media shelf make the great room cozy and convenient for watching movies or relaxing. The kitchen’s snack bar offers seating for casual meals, with the sunny nook nearby also an option. Step out to the back patio or the sun terrace (ideal for a hot tub), or the covered front porch. The master suite has a garden tub, separate shower and walkin closet. Two additional bedrooms are in back on the opposite side of the home, sharing a full bath with dual vanities. A laundry room with counter space leads to the two-car garage. All over the home, you’ll find thoughtful storage solutions, including a niche, plant shelf and plenty of closets.

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in 2005, husband Arne said it was time to act, and possibiliTree was born, with the help of Arne’s sister, Nadja Reubenova of Minneapolis. Today, the sisters-in-law make up the factory assembly, working in the basement of Sorenson’s Golden Valley, Minn., townhouse, which is filled with pallets of slats sawed and finished by a woodworking company in Maine. Weathering the occasional sliver, Sorenson and Reubenova assemble the 6-foot trees, stringing together the slats through graduated dowels, then folding everything into a bundle about the size of a pair of skis. The whole tree weighs 13 pounds. They also sort and pack a 35inch tabletop tree that owners can assemble themselves, stacking the dowels and slats over a metal rod. Reubenova, long involved with arts-related nonprofits, found an

DETAILS Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 1/2 Main floor: 2,090 sq. ft. Total Living Area: 2,090 sq. ft. Garage: 434 sq. ft. Dimensions: 76-0 x 64-0 Exterior Wall Framing: 2x6 Foundation Options: crawlspace

unexpected benefit to this family business. “It’s really nice to work with your hands and deal only with questions of yes or no, or six or seven branches,” she said, laughing. “There’s no analytical decision that has to be weighed, and you get to see the fruits of your labor.” The final touch is wood-burning their logo into the base, a spiny design inspired by Arne’s frequent observation, “We come from the shards of an exploded star,” Sorenson said. “We like to think of it as an angel’s view of a tree.” For the past five years, they’ve made 300 trees available. They saw a “teeny” profit last year, and hope to improve this year. Orders are coming in from around the world. Bloggers are writing about them. So did Harper’s Bazaar Russia. A tree was part of a “Today” show package on alternative trees. But with Dick Babcock’s death in 2006, a year after the business began, possibiliTree has become as much about honoring his inven-

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tiveness as it is about providing distinctive home decor, Sorenson said. “He was a quiet, humble man with a great design aesthetic but always thought in terms of practicality,” Sorenson said. “He had this idea of integrity, which I think of as a human quality, but he thought of it as a design element. Form follows function, less is more.” Trees are made of walnut, cherry or birch. The large ones are $350 and custom strung to accommodate a particular ceiling’s height, since they hang 18 inches above the floor. The tabletop trees are $195. Their website is www.possibilitree.com. Originally called artisTree, the business became possibiliTree to convey how the branches can be decorated year-round, such as a monstrosiTree for Halloween, or a cupidiTree for Valentine’s Day. Festooned with family photos, it could be ancesTree. Reubenova said it looks nice even unadorned, thus avoiding anxieTree.

“He was a quiet, humble man with a great design aesthetic but always thought in terms of practicality. He had this idea of integrity, which I think of as a human quality, but he thought of it as a design element. Form follows function, less is more.” — Pat Sorenson, speaking of her father Dick Babcock, who died in 2006

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face. If you fall into that trap, your wreath will look like it’s staring at you. Remember to slide the floral pick into the wreath at an angle, so the pick catches in the wire underpinning, into the thick of all the greens, where it won’t slide right out. 3. Move on to the nuts, following the same principles and clustering them with the apples. Don’t forget the magic of tucking in a nut so it’s partially hidden; it’s a design trick that pulls the eye in, adding depth to your wreath. 4. The rose hips will be used as filler; this is your lightest material, and adds a lacier dimension. (If your wreath came with pine cones, note how the bright orange or red of the rose hips play off the cones’ dull brown color.) Clifton uses larger clumps of rose hips at the bottom, where she wants most of her wreath weight, and “onesies” and “twosies” up top, where she wants a lighter feel. 5. Step back from your wreath and take an overall look. (Remember, you are likely your wreath’s toughest critic.) Stop short of wreath overload. Remember, less is more. Wreath for a new year: Yuletide is over. Take a deep breath, and launch the new year. You still need a flat surface, but because your wreath might be a tad dry, covering it with newspaper isn’t a bad idea. Carefully remove the apples and nuts, making way for the herbs. You’ll need a handful each of sage, rosemary and thyme — enough for three mixed bouquets, as well as additional single sprigs, as needed. 1. Prep the herb bundles: Clip a

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Nathaniel Penko, son of Joseph and Diana Penko, is celebrating his ninth birthday today, Dec. 17. Nathaniel is a grandson of William and Diana Kline, West Nanticoke, and Lillian Penko and Joseph Yencha, Nanticoke. He has two sisters, Samantha, 12, and Veronica, 10.

Abigail Gaffney, daughter of Bill and Karen Gaffney, Pringle, is celebrating her ninth birthday today, Dec. 17. Abigail is a granddaughter of Janet Milliner, Swoyersville; James Milliner Jr., Larksville; and the late William and Mary Elizabeth Gaffney. She has three brothers, Kyle, 17, Connor, 13, and Donovan, 1 1, and a sister, Cierra, 4.

NAMES & FACES On Dec. 10, St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Zerby Avenue, Edwardsville held a mini retreat called “This is Not a Picture,” Boosalis focusing on icons. Harry Boosalis, from St. Tikhon’s Seminary, spoke about the theology and spirituality of icons. Kaucher Joseph Kaucher, from St. John’s, spoke about the icon of St. John he painted for the church centennial and pointed out the differences between icons and paintings.

Savannah G. Hallett Savannah Grace Roos Hallett, daughter of Justin and Colette Roos Hallett, Brisbane, Australia, is celebrating her 16th birthday today, Dec. 17. Savannah is a granddaughter of Gina and Edmund Roos, Wilkes-Barre, and Peter Hallett, Brisbane, Australia. She has a brother, Jayden, 14, and a sister, Sierra, 6.

Tim Beitzel will appear at Emmanuel Assembly of God, 243 Church Road, Harveys Lake, at 1 1 a.m. Sunday. Beitzel has spent 28 years in ministry singing and preaching in churches across the United Beitzel States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands. In addition to solo ministry, he has been part of several music ministry teams including The Couriers from 2002-2010.

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Ryan Michael Iskra, son of David and Amy Lynn Iskra, WilkesBarre, is celebrating his first birthday today, Dec. 17. Ryan is a grandson of Thomas and Mary Ann Iskra and Ron and Carol Reilly, all of Wilkes-Barre. He is a great-grandson of Dorothy Zima, Wilkes-Barre, and Roberta Reilly, Mountain Top. Ryan has two brothers, Matthew, 14, and David Jr., 14, and two sisters, Courtney, 9, and Jenna, 6.

service, Dec. 25. PLYMOUTH: Good Shepherd Polish National Catholic Church, 269 E. Main St., Plymouth, midnight Mass, Dec. 24; 8:45 a.m., Dec. 25. The Rev. Edward Czudak will officiate.

DURYEA: St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, 200 Stephenson St., 1 1:45 p.m., Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Wigilia with the midnight procession to the manger and blessing of crib, Christmas Trees and Christmas Candle, Pasterka Shepherd’s Mass; 9 a.m. Mass, Dec. 25.

Nathaniel Penko Holy Rosary, Nativity of Our Lord help Little Sisters Holy Rosary School students and Nativity of Our Lord parishioners, Duryea, held a Thanksgiving food drive for the Little Sisters of the Poor. During a special Mass on Nov. 23 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church site, the Sisters received an assortment of non-perishable food items to help them feed the elderly poor who they care for at Holy Family Residence, Scranton. The Little Sisters of the Poor, who have been serving the elderly poor in Northeastern Pennsylvania since 1908, work closely with staff, volunteers, and benefactors in creating a family spirit for the residents. They welcome the elderly who have limited funds and provide for their needs so they can live their final years in an atmosphere of respect, dignity and love. At the food donation, from left: Sister Marie Therese, Little Sisters of the Poor; Haley Norwillo, Abigail Norwillo, Sister Joseph Mary, Little Sisters of the Poor; Brandon Winters.

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HARVEYS LAKE: Emmanuel Church, 240 Church Road, 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve candle-light service, Dec. 24; 1 1 a.m., Dec. 25.

DUPONT: Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 215 Lackawanna Ave., 4 p.m. and midnight, Dec. 24, with Christmas carols and traditional polish songs beginning at 1 1:30 p.m.; 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., Dec. 25. EDWARDSVILLE: Immanuel Baptist Church, 25 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville, 7 p.m. Christmas Eve candle-light communion service, Dec. 24; 9 a.m. worship

KINGSTON: Christ Community Church, 100 W. Dorrance St., 7 p.m. Christmas Eve candle-light service, Dec. 24; 10:30 a.m., Dec. 25. LUZERNE: Bennett Presbyterian Church, 501 Bennett St., 10 p.m. Christmas Eve candle-light service, Dec. 24; 1 1 a .m. worship service, Dec. 25. MOUNTAIN TOP: Christ United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m. family service and 1 1 p.m. Christmas Eve candle-light service, Dec. 24; 10 a.m. service, Dec. 25.

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St. John’s Lutheran celebrates ‘Hanging of the Greens’ St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 231 State St., Nanticoke, will celebrate the Hanging of the Greens at 6 p.m. Sunday. This program symbolically readies the sanctuary for the Christmas season while explaining the meaning of each decoration and telling the Story of Christmas. Preparing the church, from left: are Matt, Amara and Renia Ercolano. For more information, call the church office at 735-8531.

IN BRIEF BEAR CREEK: The annual Christmas candle-light service at The Grace Chapel in Bear Creek Village will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday. WILKES-BARRE: St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 471 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, will hold its annual congre-

gational Christmas party at 11:30 a.m. Sunday immediately after the 10 a.m. regular church service under the guidance of the Rev. Justin J. Victor. A covered dish luncheon will be offered, along with Christmas carols, and a special holiday puppet show for children by Susan Klein and a Family of Friends. All congregation members and their families are urged to attend, and it is requested that everyone bring a non-

St. Joseph Marello Parish (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel/St. Rocco churches) Pittston, has announced the winner of its 2011 Auto Raffle that was conducted at the conclusion of its parish picnic in the summer. Joseph Aliciene Jr., Dallas, was the winner and opted for the $20,000 cash prize. The seller of the winning ticket was Connie Toole, Pittston, who received $500. The next raffle, which will be held at the conclusion of the parish picnic on July 15, 2012, will feature a Chevrolet Cruze from Bonner Chrevolet Inc., Kingston. A limited number of tickets will be sold and are available at Lombardo Quik-N-EZ and Gino’s Tires, both in Yatesville; Lispi’s Diner, Route 315, Plains Township; Pittston Candy Co., Broad Street, Pittston; Petro’s Hardware, Jenkins Township; Nardone’s Restaurant, West Pittston; and the church rectory, 237 William St., Pittston, during office hours from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets may also be purchased by contacting Pina Hasen, 332-5989, Connie Toole, 655-3681, or Frank Sciabacucchi, 655-6125. From left: Dominic Aliciene. Second row, from left, Joseph Aliciene, Maria Aliciene, the Rev. Joseph Sibilano, OSJ, administrator, Joseph Aliciene Jr., receiving the check from the Rev. Jackson Pinheiro, OSJ, associate pastor.

perishable food item to contribute to St.Luke’s annual holiday food drive for needy neighborhood families. WILKES-BARRE: The Jewish Community Center/Temple Israel 2011 Chanukah Dinner is scheduled for Tuesday. The Mayrutz Run will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by an outdoor candle lighting at 5 p.m. The indoor candle lighting at tables will immediately follow. A barbe-

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). It is astounding what occurs between people who profess to love each other. You’ll hear stories and take them as cautionary tales. You’ll avoid experiencing the kind of hardships you hear about. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s a fine line between being bossy and taking charge. Bossy people infringe on the instincts and manners of others as they try to control things. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). A deal is coming together. You may be able to guide things along, but be careful not to get more involved than is necessary. What will occur naturally and without interference may very well be brilliant. CANCER (June 22-July 22). In the words of Charles M. Schulz’s loveable comic character Charlie Brown, “To get nowhere, follow the crowd.” You have something fresh and offbeat to offer the world. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll help someone be brave. You might invent a white lie or look very hard to find the bright silver lining in this person’s dark cloud. You’ll do what’s necessary. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll acknowledge that something is bothering you immediately discover something new you can do to move your life toward a more perfect situation. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You won’t be content with contentment. If you’re going to put the work into making your life better, you should experience thrilling highs and exhilarating happiness.

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2012 Dodge Charger SRT8: A wolf with manners rear.

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Trunk space is decent, but not great for a full-size car, at 15.4 cubic feet. I recently drove a subcompact with 14. Safety is enhanced with optional blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection system, and cruise control with collision-warning feature. Standard are stability and traction control, ABS, front air bags, driver-side air bags and side-curtain bags. Fear not the big bad wolf. It can behave when you want it to — a cylinder deactivation even cuts back on four of cylinders under light loads to improve mileage. But it also knows how to be bad when you feel like howling at the moon.

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Geez, with its cushioned ride and smooth acceleration, this almost feels like a luxury car. But one look at the bulging hood up front reminded me that this may be a wolf trying to conceal his big teeth. Underneath that lovely, sloping hood sits a big, bad 470-hp, 6.4-liter beast that wants to rocket you to 60 mph in under 5 seconds. And switching to sport mode tightens up the ride as though the wolf was ripping off that lousy sheep garb and tossing it into the river with a snarl. Therein lies the beauty of this SRT8: It is one of the few outright muscle cars that gives great fun yet can behave well enough to handle the everyday chores of shopping and soccer games. Not a bad trait. Looking at the SRT8, there’s nothing sheepish about it. It has an aggressive, even nasty front with a tall grille underscored by a blackened bumper. Side panels have carved-out indents. Its stance is enhanced by 20-inch two-tone wheels. Taillights sweep around the entire rear of the car like casino neon. And a trunk-lid spoiler reminds those behind — and there will be plenty behind on a straightaway — that the SRT8 Charger aims to fly. The revised 6.4-liter engine beats the predecessor by three-tenths of a second and it brings a herd of 50 more horses down the trail. The 470 horses kick up 470 foot-pounds of torque, too, which is available in liberal doses across the rpm band. The Charger is quicker than last year, hitting 60 mph in around 4.6 seconds. Acceleration is swift and fun — and it sounds musical on its way up the dial. This rear-wheel-drive muscle requires some fuel, of course. Expect 14 mpg around town, 23 on the open road when

2012 DODGE CHARGER SRT8: —Base price: $46,795 (before destination charge) —Price as tested: Unknown BARRY SPYKER is an automotive writer with McClatchy Newspapers.

The 2012 Dodge Charger is a powerful car that is unexpectedly tame and docile.

respecting the law. Side note to the easier-to-please: The 3.6-liter on the base is amazingly powerful, too, and its 8-speed automatic tranny is a nice companion for improved fuel economy. Still, it’s no SRT8, which is everything a high-performance muscle car should be: lots of power, great sound and acceleration. Steering is right on, offering precise turns thanks to an improved rack-andpinion system. Bilstein shocks at all four wheels assure a comfortable ride in the default setting and, in sport mode, a firm ride with decent handling for twisty roads. That is, it’s rather agile for a full-size sedan. Not ready to take on Porsche among the orange cones, but a real per-

former. Brembo brakes bring the Charger to rest swiftly and cleanly. Only the five-speed transmission is available with the SRT8, and it offers some kick — good for some, not for others seeking an even smoother acceleration. The sharp, racy look continues inside with two-tone colors — two choices are available — and a new flat-bottomed steering wheel, aluminum paddleshifters and foot pedals. Seats are trimmed in perforated leather and suede. The front bucket seats have large bolsters on the sides, which are supportive and comfortable, but the seat cushion is smallish and may be tight for bigger folks. Look behind you, and “SRT” is embroidered into the front seat

backs. The dash and center console are superb to touch and look at, with soft materials and carbon fiber accents. Dials are large and easy to see. Between the tach and speedometer, with its top speed of 180 mph, an info window details recent mileage, temp and race clock for the track. A big 8.4-inch touch screen offers an easy read and operation on the climate and audio, and it’s one of the easiest navigation system I’ve ever encountered. A row of push-button icons at the bottom make using the system a cinch. Overall, the Charger is roomy enough from head to toe except for backseat headroom, which is compromised some by the slanting roof. That also contributes to less than ideal visibility in the

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2011 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA PREMIUM 4X4

2010 SUZUKI KIZASHI SLS SEDAN

2012 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA ADVENTURE 4X4

#S1683A, Sunroof, Alloy Wheels, Automatic, CD, Roof Rack, 1-Owner

#S1747A,, Alloyy Wheels,, Sunroof,, Power Windows/ Wind ows/Lock ows/ Locks, Lock s, 6 Spe Spee ed, 1-Ow -Owner! ner! er! Windows/Locks, Speed, 1-Owner!

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#S1159A, Automatic, Power Memory Seat, PW, PL, Alloy Wheels, Only 6K Miles!

#S1801A, Alloy Wheels, Running Boards, 1-Owner with Only 12K Miles!

#S1191A, Heated Leather, Sunroof, Alloy Wheels, Automatic, Only 4K Miles!

Heated Leather, 18” Alloy Wheels, Custom Interior, PW, PL, 1-Owner w/ Only 4K Miles

14,799

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17,499

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17,599

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#P14420, Alloy Wheels, Sport Package, Sunroof, Manual, Power Windows/Locks, Low Miles

15,999*

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17,799

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22,499

$

2007 JEEP COMMANDER 4X4

2007 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER 4X4

#P14457A, Sport Package, Alloy Wheels, 3rd Row, Auto, PW, PL, Great 4x4!

#P14532, Leather, Sunroof, 3rd Row, Alloy Wheels, PW, PL, CD

14,999

$

2008 SUZUKI XL-7 AWD

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2007 CHEVROLET COBALT SEDAN

#P14503A, Automatic, AM/FM/CD, Power Windows/Locks

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2007 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER

$

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#P14495, Automatic, Power Windows/ Locks, CD, Balance of Factory Warranty

13,999

Crew Cab 3500 Pickup

12,999*

11,599

2008 HONDA ACCORD EXL SEDAN

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$

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#S1625A, Heated Leather, Sunroof, Alloy Wheels, CD, Power Seat

$

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10,999

$

10,899*

9,999

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2006 PONTIAC G6 GT SEDAN

2010 KIA RIO SEDAN

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#P14514, Alloy Wheels, Power Sliding Doors, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, 3rd Row

17,799

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#P14513, Alloy Wheels, Auto, Power Windows/Locks, CD, 1-Owner

18,299

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#P14440, Custom Wheel Pkg, Pushbar w/ Light Kit, Ready for the Snow!

17,799*

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#P14526, V8, Automatic, AM/FM/CD, Dual Airbags, Balance of Factory Warranty

20,999*

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2011 SUZUKI EQUATOR CREW CAB 4X4

#S1600A, Alloy Wheels, Bed Liner, CD, Power Windows/Locks, Only 800 Miles!

23,499

$

2009 JEEP WRANGLER 2DR 4X4

2010 CHEVROLET SILVERADO EXT CAB 4X4

2010 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 4x4

$

14,999*

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#S1854A, Heated Leather, Sunroof, Navigation, 18” Alloys, 1-Owner w/ Only 8K Miles!

23,499*

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ALL JUNK CARS WANTED!!

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570.301.3602 ALL JUNK CAR & TRUCKS WANTED Highest Prices Paid!!! FREE REMOVAL Call Vito & Ginos Anytime 288-8995

Legals/ Public Notices

LEGAL NOTICE The proposed budget for fiscal year 2012 for the Borough of Luzerne, Luzerne County, PA, has been prepared and is available for public inspection at the Luzerne Borough Building, 144 Academy St., Luzerne. The final budget is scheduled to be adopted at a special meeting on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 5PM at the Luzerne Borough Building. NOTICE The dates listed below are the upcoming Code Enforcement Appeals Board Hearings dates for 2012. All meetings will be at 4:30 pm. Thursday, January 19, 2012 Thursday, February 16, 2012 Thursday, March 22, 2012 Thursday, April 19, 2012 Thursday, May 31, 2012 Thursday June 28, 2012 Thursday, July 26, 2012 Thursday, August 30, 2012 Thursday, September 20, 2012 Thursday, October 18, 2012

LOST CAT white with gray tiger marks on back and sides. Answers to Binx. Last seen September 24th in Harding. Call Shannon at 570-954-5710

Thursday, November 29, 2012

LOST DOG: Pug. Tan with Black face. Lost 12/13 in the vicinity of Laurel Run Estates. No collar. Answers to Taco. REWARD 570-709-2311

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that the personal contents in the leased spaces of the individuals listed below will be disposed of or sold in order to satisfy liens held by Store It All Self Storage Inc. and affiliates. Auction will by run by Wayne Steel AU003916L starting at 10:00AM Dec. 17th, 2011 meeting at Store It All Self Storage, 293 Schooley Ave., Exeter, Luzerne County, PA 18643 first, and then at 540 Slocum Ave, Exeter, PA 18643 and then at 1100 South Twp. Blvd., Jenkins Twp., PA 18640. Any and all public sales by Store It All are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Name & Unit # Š Peter Daleo, Lincoln Mark 3, 3Y89A857171; Š Richard Evans #19 Š Colleen Daly #224 Š Jason Crawford #46 Š John Mahalick #194 Š Ed Karabin Jr #78/87

LOST. Engagement ring, white gold with round stone and 3 diamond chips on each side. Mother’s ring with yellow gold, 5 oval shaped birthstones. Lost at Logan’s Roadhouse. Sentimental value. Reward! 570-388-6420

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570-574-1275 FOUND, gray, male, cat in the Deerfield Acres Development, Mountain Top. Found 12/13. 570-474-2182

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Legals/ Public Notices

LEGAL NOTICE DEADLINES Saturday 12:30 on Friday Sunday 4:00 pm on Friday Monday 4:30 pm on Friday Tuesday 4:00 pm on Monday Wednesday 4:00 pm on Tuesday Thursday 4:00 pm on Wednesday Friday 4:00 pm on Thursday Holidays call for deadlines You may email your notices to mpeznowski@ timesleader.com or fax to 570-831-7312 or mail to The Times Leader 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 For additional information or questions regarding legal notices you may call Marti Peznowski at 570-970-7371 or 570-829-7130

150 Special Notices

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Looking for Work? Tell Employers with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130

150 Special Notices

BID NOTICE The Wilkes-Barre Area School District is soliciting sealed proposals until 2:00 P.M., Thursday, January 5, 2012 for the following: 1. Telecommunication Services All proposals shall be addressed to Leonard B. Przywara, Secretary, 730 South Main Street, WilkesBarre, PA 187110375. A copy of the Request For Proposals is available at the Administration Building, 730 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0275. The envelope containing the bids to be marked “Proposal for Telecommunication Services”. The Board of School Directors reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD, James G. Post P URCHASING A GENT

It will be EPIC – Chippendales at Genettis – Wedding HQ! Jan 13th! bridezella.net

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

CHRISTMAS SALE

Gold, Silver, Gold Plated, Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets also Costume Jewelry. GREAT PRICES! Something for every occasion.

Prices cannot be beat! 134 RTE. 11, Larksville 570-855-7197 570-328-3428

DO YOU ENJOY PREGNANCY ?

Would you like the emotional reward of helping an infertile couple reach their dream of becoming parents? Consider being a surrogate. All fees allowable by law will be paid. Call Central Pennsylvania Attorney, Denise Bierly, at 814-237-6278 ext. 226

FAITH’S HOMEMADE SWEET-POTATO PIES! $10 each. To order, call 570-899-3808

GUARDIAN ANGEL

Hard times upon you? Down on your luck? Need help & don’t know where to turn? We care and are willing to help. Serious problems only. Write to: PO Box 3238, W. Pittston, PA 18643

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Holiday is in full force this weekend. Please remember what is important... Shrimp. Sleds. Internet. Cool holiday themed sweaters. Books. Kids. Scallops. Friends. Ham. Hats. Safe driving. Cookies. World peace. Frankenscheel. Golf clubs. Grouper. Bells. Cool holiday themed weather. Football. King Crab legs. Bartenders. Lights. Family. Cool holiday themed parties. Smart phones. Lobster. Trees. Gloves. Snowballs. Seabass. Less is more this year...

PAYING $500 MINIMUM DRIVEN IN

Full size 4 wheel drive trucks

ALSO PAYING TOP $$$

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

NEW!! Full size adult ATV. Strong 4 stroke motor. CVT fully automatic transmission with reverse. Electric start. Front & rear luggage racks. Long travel suspension. Disc brakes. Dual stage head lights. Perfect for hunters & trail riders alike. BRAND NEW & READY TO RIDE. $1,695 takes it away. 386-334-7448 Wilkes-Barre

409

Autos under $5000

CADILLAC `94 DEVILLE SEDAN

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

CADILLAC ‘03

DeVille. Excellent shape, all leather. $4650. BUICK ‘03 Century. Great shape $3400 570-819-3140 570-709-5677

DODGE `00 STRATUS

Running condition. Inspected. $1,000. (570) 706-1186

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

4x4. 6 cylinder. Automatic. 8 ft. modified flat bed. 90k miles. Runs great. $4,900 (570) 675-5046 Call after 6:00 p.m.

FORD `99 TAURUS White, new battery,

104,000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, power windows, AM/FM radio, cassette player, ABS brakes, cruise control, $1,500 570-212-2410 or 570-299-7712

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

HYUNDAI ‘00 ACCENT 4 cylinder. 5 speed. Sharp economy car! $2,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

AUDI `01 A6 QUATTRO

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

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

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 M3

Convertible with 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

375 W Main St, Plymouth, PA 18651

570-779-2288

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412 Autos for Sale

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412 Autos for Sale

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ATVs/Dune Buggies

GOOD CREDIT, BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT

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Gift Certificates Available!

406

HAWK 2011 UTILITY ATV

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Letters Testamentary have been granted in the Estate of Lottie Arway, a/k/a Lottie Marie Arway, Deceased, late of Pittston City, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, who died on February 11, 2011. All persons indebted to said Estate are required to make payment, and those having claims or demands to present the same without delay to the Executrix, Jannell L. Decker, Esq., 1043 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, PA. 18704.

TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com

406

ATVs/Dune Buggies

HAWK `11 125CC Auto, key start, with reverse & remote control. $950. OBO 570-674-2920

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

FORD 00 ESCORT ZX2

2 door. 53K. 4 cylinder. Looks and runs well. $3,195 DEALER 570-868-3914

800-825-1609

www.acmecarsales.net

11 AUDI S5 QUATTRO CONVERTIBLE Sprint blue/black, tan leather, auto, 7 speed, turbo, 330 HP, Navigation, AWD 09 CHRYSLER SEBRING 4 door, alloys, seafoam blue. 08 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX SE

blue, auto V6 07 BUICK LUCERNE CXL silver, grey leather 07 Hyundai Sonata GLS navy blue, auto, alloys 07 CHRYSLER 300 LTD AWD silver, grey leather 06 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER Mint green, V6, alloys 06 NISSAN MAXIMA SE Silver, V6, sunroof 06 DODGE STRATUS SXT, Red 05 DODGE NEON SXT Red, 4 cyl., auto 05 CHEVY IMPALA LS Burgundy tan leather, sunroof 05 VW NEW JETTA gray, auto, 4 cyl 05 CHEVY MALIBU Maxx White, grey leather, sunroof 04 NISSAN ALTIMA SL 3.5 white, black leather, sun roof 03 VW JETTA GLS Black. Auto. Sunroof. 03 AUDI S8 QUATTRO Mid blue/light grey leather, Navigation, (AWD) 02 MUSTANG GT V8, Green, black leather, 5 speed, 01 CHEVY LUMINA LS 4 door, burgandy, 72K 01 VW JETTA GLS green, auto, 4 cyl 01 VOLVO V70 STATION WAGON, blue/grey, leather, AWD 98 MAZDA MILLENIA green 98 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS black 98 HONDA CIVIC EX, 2 dr, auto, silver

SUVS, VANS, TRUCKS, 4 X4’s

08 JEEP COMPASS SPORT Silver, 4 cylinder, auto, 4x4 08 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB, white, 5.7 Hemi, 4 door, 4x4. 08 CADILLAC ESCALADE Blk/Blk leather, 3rd seat, Navgtn, 4x4 07 CHRYSLER ASPEN LTD Silver, 3rd seat, 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 pax mini van 06 MITSUBISHI ENDEAVOR XLS, Blue auto, V6, AWD 06 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN ES, red, 4dr, entrtnmt cntr, 7 pass mini van 05 FORD F150 XLT Extra cab, truck, black, V8, 4x4 05 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LT, blue, grey leather, 4x4 05 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT blue 4x4 05 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO Blue, auto, 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, 4x4 black, black leather, 3rd seat, 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OVERLAND Graphite grey, 2 tone leather, sunroof, 4x4 04 CHEVY SUBURBAN LS, pewter silver, 3rd seat, 4x4 03 CHEVY TRACKER ZR2, blue, auto, 4x4 03 DODGE DURANGO SLT, white, gray leather, 3rd seat, 4x4 03 FORD WINDSTAR LX green 4 door, 7 pax mini van 02 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY 7 passenger, mini van, gold AWD 02 CHEVY 2500 HD Reg. Cab. pickup truck, green, auto, 4x4 01 F150 SUPERCREW XLT, green, 4 door, V8, 4x4 truck 00 FORD EXPLORER LTD, white, grey leather, 4x4 00 CHEVY BLAZER LT Black & brown, brown leather 4x4 96 CVEVY BLAZER black 4x4 89 CHEVY 1500 4X4 TRUCK

BUICK `05 LACROSSE

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

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

CADILLAC `04 DEVILLE Very good condition.

Northstar V-8. Dark red. Gray leather. Loaded. 1 owner. 24,000 miles. $8,500 570-814-7259

412 Autos for Sale

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 `97 ASTROVAN

Beautiful, 4 door. Power steering & brakes. 8 cylinder. Excellent condition. $3,000. Negotiable. 570-762-3504

CHEVY 04 CAVALIER 4 door. 4 cylinder. Power windows. 59K. Looks & runs well. $4,495 DEALER 570-868-3914

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

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

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 `06 300 4 door sedan in per-

fect condition. Full service records. All luxury options and features. 25.5 MPG. $12,800. Call 570-371-1615

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

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

CROSSROAD MOTORS

570-825-7988 700 Sans Souci Highway

WE SELL FOR LESS!! ‘10 Dodge Caravan SXT 32K. Silver-Black. Power slides. Factory warranty. $17,599 ‘09 DODGE CALIBER SXT 2.0 Automatic, 24k Factory Warranty! $12,199 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS Only 18K! One Owner - Estate Sale. $13,999 ‘08 SUBARU Special Edition 42k, 5 speed, AWD. Factory warranty. $13,399 ‘08 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 4x4, Regular Cab, 63K, Factory Warranty $13,399 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 4 door, only 37K! 5 Yr. 100K factory warranty $11,799 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 60k. Factory warranty. $9,799 ‘05 BUICK CENTURY Only 48K. $5,799 ‘05 HONDA CRV EX One owner, just traded, 65K. $12,999 ‘05 Suzuki Verona LX Auto. 64K. Factory warranty. $5,499 ‘01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive 74K $5,899 ‘99 J EEP G RAND C HEROKEE Limited. 74K. Estate Sale. $6,499 TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY

DODGE `02 DURANGO SLT all All power, 4.7,

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

FORD `95 CROWN VICTORIA V-8, power windows

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

412 Autos for Sale

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

Boat? Car? Truck? Motorcycle? Airplane? Whatever it is, sell it with a Classified ad. 570-829-7130

FORD 01 FOCUS 4 door. 4 cylinder. Power windows. 78K. Looks and runs well. $3,695 DEALER 570-868-3914

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

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

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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D.P. MOTORS

1451 SHOEMAKER AVE, W. WYOMING

HYUNDAI ‘05 ELANTRA

71K. Auto. Very Clean. Serviced. New tires & brakes. Warrantied. $6,695.

570-714-4146

BUY * SELL * TRADE

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

JAGUAR `00 S TYPE

D.P. MOTORS

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

LEXUS `01 ES 300 80,000 miles,

excellent condition, all options. Recently serviced. New tires. $9,300. 570-388-6669

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

WANTED!

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MARZAK MOTORS 601 Green Ridge St, Scranton

9999999

FORD `97 CROWN VICTORIA, green, 4 door, V8, loaded, 71K $4,200 CHEVY ’99 MALIBU, tan, 4 door, V6, 29K original miles $4,695 LINCOLN ‘00 TOWNCAR, tan, leather, loaded, 116K $5,395 Ford ‘04 Taurus, 4 door, grey, loaded, 140K $3,995 FORD ‘03 WINDSTAR LX, green, loaded 129K $4,900

NISSAN `08 SENTRA 58K miles. 4 cylin-

der, 6 speed manual. Great condition. All power. A/C. Cruise. Reduced $9,800. Call 570-333-4379

NISSAN `08 XTERRA

Grey, Mint condition. 35K miles. New, allseason tires. Sirius radio. 2 sets of mats, including cargo mats. $18,400. Call 570-822-3494 or 570-498-0977

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PORSCHE `01 BOXSTER S Biarritz white, con-

vertible,new $58,000, 3.2 liter, 6 cylinder, 250HP. Loaded with all the extra options. Less than 15,000 miles. $21,000 570-586-0401

PORSCHE `85 944

Low mileage, 110,000 miles, 5 speed, 2 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, power windows, power mirrors, AM/FM radio, CD changer, leather interior, rear defroster, tinted windows, custom wheels, $8,000. (570) 817-1803

To place your ad Call Toll Free 1-800-427-8649 SUZUKI ‘10 SX4 4x4 6,000 miles. $14,000. ‘08 Ford F250, 4x4 4,000 miles, 4 door, 8 foot bed/with or without plow. $45,000. All showroom new! 570-826-0200 or 570-868-3968

TOYOTA `10

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

TOYOTA ‘00 SOLARA SE SUPER CLEAN All power, new

tires, new back brakes. 125,000 miles. $6,800 negotiable. 570-417-8353

TOYOTA 07 CAMRY LE Low miles. One owner. $13,880

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

VOLVO `95 940 STATIONWAGON Looks and runs like new. Sun roof, CD loader, all power. 98,000 miles, $2,950, OBO 570-702-6023

VOLVO 850 ‘95 WAGON Runs good, air, automatic, fair shape. $1,800. 347-693-4156

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

CHEVY ‘30 HOTROD COUPE $49,000

FORD ‘76 THUNDERBIRD

All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000

MERCEDES ‘29

Kit Car $9,000 (570) 655-4884 hell-of-adeal.com

FORD `52 COUNTRY SEDAN CUSTOM LINE

STATION WAGON V8, automatic, 8 passenger, 3rd seat, good condition, 2nd owner. REDUCED TO $6,500. 570-579-3517 570-455-6589

FORD ‘28 MODEL A Sport Coupe.

Rumble Seat. Professionally Restored. Ford Blue with tan canvas top. $15,225 570-339-1552 after 5:00pm

FORD SALEEN ‘04 281 SC Coupe

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

TOYOTA ‘09 COROLLA S Auto. 4 Cylinder. $16,450

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

VOLKSWAGEN `09 Beetle. Excellent condition. $16,500. CHEVY EQUINOX ‘05. Very good shape, new brakes. $13,000 (570) 262-8863

1,000 miles documented #380 Highly collectable. $28,500 570-472-1854

MERCEDES 1975

Good interior & exterior. Runs great! New tires. Many new parts. Moving, Must Sell. $2,300 or best offer 570-693-3263 Ask for Paul

Job Seekers are looking here! Where's your ad? 570-829-7130 and ask for an employment specialist

MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

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

AUTO SERVICE

transmission & clutch. Front wheel drive. 165k highway miles. Great on gas. Good condition, runs well. $3,000 or best offer 570-331-4777

DIRECTORY

PONTIAC 04 SUNFIRE

2 door. 4 cylinder. 42K. Looks and runs well. $4,995 Dealer DEALER 570-868-3914

468

Auto Parts

SUBARU `02 FORESTER

L. AWD. Red. $2,850. Hail damage. Runs great. Auto, air, CD, cassette, cruise, tilt. All power. 174K miles. Mechanical inspection welcomed. Call 570-561-9217

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570-714-4146

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PONTIAC `04 VIBE White. New manual

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Attorney Services

PONTIAC 07 G6

83K. 4 Cylinder. Auto. New tires & brakes. Serviced. Inspected. Warrantied. $9,295.

570-955-5792

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310

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Attorney Services

ESTATE PLANNING /ADMINISTRATION

Real Estate & Civil Litigation Attorney Ron Wilson 570-822-2345 Free Bankruptcy Consultation Payment plans. Carol Baltimore 570-822-1959 SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Free Consultation. Contact Atty. Sherry Dalessandro 570-823-9006

468

Auto Parts

TIRES: from ‘95 Toyota Camry. 195/ 70/14. 4 mud & snow tires & wheels. Less than 100 miles on tires. $100 set of 4 with wheels. 570-3391552 after 5

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K E N P OL L OCK N IS S A N S C AN H ERE FO R S ERVIC E S PEC IAL S

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2011 N 2011 NISSAN ISSAN M MAXIMA AXIMA S SV Vw w// Sport Sport Package Package STK#N 20831 M O D EL# 16211 M SR P $37,825

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$

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2011 N 2011 NISSAN ISSAN X X-TERRA -TERRA “S” “S” 4 4X4 X4 STK#N 20809 M O D EL# 24011 M SR P $29,230

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WE NEED YOUR HELP!

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

removable hard top, power windows, AM /FM radio with cassette player, CD player, automatic, 4 new tires. Champagne exterior; Italian red leather interior inside. Garage kept, excellent condition. $28,000. Call 825-6272

OLDSMOBILE `68 DELMONT

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2000 GMC Jimmy 4x4

2003 Kia Spectra

5,990* $4,990*

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6 Cyl., Station Wagon, 151K, Runs Great

Collect cash, not dust! Clean out your basement, garage or attic and call the Classified department today at 570829-7130!

2003 Ford Taurus

2000 Ford Taurus

88K, Like New

427

2,990 6,990

$

2000 Ford Ranger 4x4

* $

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73K, Great Condition

7,990

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4 Cyl., 88K, Loaded

5,590*

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*All Prices Plus Tax & Tags. **See dealer for details.

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MOTOR TWINS

CALL STEVE MORENKO 2010 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming

718-4050

725065

415 Kidder Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570.822.8870

Commercial Trucks & Equipment

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

2002 Hyundai Elantra

*For qualified Buyers. Bi-weekly payments greater than 17 1/2 % of monthly net income, additional down-payment may be required. Costs to be paid by Buyer at delivery: registration, taxes, title, doc fee.

W Y O M I N G VA L L E Y

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

6 Cyl., 98K

4 Cyl., 73K, Extra Clean!

• All original

427

Commercial Trucks & Equipment

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

BMW 2010 K1300S

Only 460 miles! Has all bells & whistles. Heated grips, 12 volt outlet, traction control, ride adjustment on the fly. Black with lite gray and red trim. comes with BMW cover, battery tender, black blue tooth helmet with FM stereo and black leather riding gloves (like new). paid $20,500. Sell for

$15,000 FIRM.

Call 570-262-0914 Leave message.

HARLEY 2011 HERITAGE SOFTTAIL Black. 1,800 miles.

ABS brakes. Security System Package. $16,000 firm. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY 570-704-6023

439

Motorcycles

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

Motorcycles

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

HYOSUNG `04 COMET

250. 157 Miles. Excellent Condition. $1,200. Call 570-256-7760

Let the Community Know! Place your Classified Ad TODAY! 570-829-7130

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON 2006 NIGHTTRAIN SPECIAL EDITION

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

DAVIDSON ‘05 Need a Roommate? HARLEY V-ROD VRSCA Blue pearl, Place an ad and excellent condition, 3,100 miles, factory alarm with extras. find one here! $10,500. or best offer. 570-829-7130 Tony 570-237-1631

HONDA ‘84 XL200R 8,000 original miles,

412 Autos for Sale

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439

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

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

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

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ACURA 08 MDX

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

CHEVROLET `07 EQUINOX AWD LT Maroon with gray

interior. Remote start, cruise, AC, tilt wheel, power windows & locks, AM/FM/CD. New inspection. New tires, brakes and routers. Well maintained car. Will provide CarFax & maintenance records. $9,500 (570) 332-6728

CHEVY `00 SILVERADO

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

CHEVY `10 SILVERADO

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

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


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NEW 2012 FORD FIESTA

Automatic, Air Conditioning, Pwr., Mirrors, Advance Trac with Electronic Stability Control, Side Curtain Air Bags, CD, Pwr. Door Locks, Remote Keyless Entry, Tilt Wheel

NEW 2012 FORD FOCUS

Remote Keyless Entry, CD, Power Door Locks, Air Conditioning, Anti-Theft System, Side Curtain Air Bags, Side Impact Air Bags, Message Center, MyKey

27 Mos. *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.

*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.

NEW 2012 FORD FOCUS SE

NEW 2012 FORD FUSION SE

Auto., CD, Alum. Wheels, Tilt, PW, PDL, Pwr. Seat, Safety Pkg., Side Impact Air Bags, 1st & 2nd Air Curtains, Anti-Theft Sys., Sirius Satellite Radio, Keyless Entry, Message Center,

Auto., CD, Anti-Theft Sys., Side Curtain Air Bags, 16” Steel Wheels, Tilt Wheel, AC, Instrument Cluster, PW, Message Center, PDL, Keyless Entry, Pwr. Side Mirrors, Fog Lamps, MyKey

APR

PLUS

M O S.

27 Mos.

27 Mos. *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.

NEW 2011 FORD F-150 4X4 3.7L V6 Engine, XL plus Pkg., Cruise Control, 40/20/40 Cloth Seat, CD, MyKey, Pwr FOOT Equipment Group, Pwr. BOX Mirrors, XL Decor Group

*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.

NEW 2012 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4X4 All Wheel Drive, XLT, Safety Canopy, Side Impact Safety Pkg., Pwr. Seat, Auto., PDL, PW, CD, Air, Fog Lamps, Privacy Glass, Roof Rack, 16” Alum. Wheels, Sirius Satellite APR Radio, Keyless Entry, Rear M O Cargo Convenience Pkg., S.

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APR

PLUS

M O S.

NEW 2012 FORD EDGE Pwr. Windows, PDL, Air, Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control, Remote Keyless Entry, CD, MyFord

27 Mos.

*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.

27 Mos.

*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.

NEW 2012 FORD EXPLORER 4X4 3.5L Engine, PL, MyFord Display. PW, Auto. Climate Control, Pwr. Mirrors, 17” Steel Wheels, CD, Keyless MyKey, Entry, Cruise Control

27 Mos.

*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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$

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2012 H on d a

P IL O T L X

• 250-hp 24-V alv e SO H C i-V TEC ® • 5-Speed A utom atic Trans m is s ion • 8 Pas s enger Seating • V ariable Torque M anagem ent® 4-W heelD riv e Sy s tem (V TM -4® ) • V ehic le Stability A s s is tTM (V SA ® ) w ith Trac tion C ontrol• Pow er W Indow s /Loc k s / M irrors • Front and R ear A ir C onditioning w ith A ir-Filtration Sy s tem • 229-W att A M /FM /C D A udio Sy s tem w ith 7 Speak ers inc luding Subw oofer • R em ote Entry • A BS • D ual-Stage, M ultiple-Thres hold Front A irbags (SR S) • Front Side A irbags w ith Pas s enger-Side O c c upant Pos ition D etec tion Sy s tem (O PD S)

$

309/ 309/M O.**** O . ****

2012 Hon d a

CR-V E X

• M odelR M 4H 5C JW • 185-hp • 2.4-Liter,16-V alve SO H C i-V TEC ® 4-C ylinder Engine • R ealTim e A W D w ith Intelligent C ontrolSystem ™ • V ehicle Stability A ssist™ (V SA ® ) w ith Traction C ontrol • A utom atic Transm ission • C ruise C ontrol• A /C • O ne-Touch Pow er M oonroof w ith Tilt Feature • R em ote Entry System • Bluetooth® H andsFreeLink ® • M ulti-angle rearview cam era w ith guidelines • 160-W att A M /FM /C D A udio System w ith 6 Speakers • Bluetooth® Stream ing A udio • Pandora® Internet R adio com patibility • SM S Text M essage Function • U SB A udio Interface • A nti-Lock Braking System (A BS) • D ual-Stage,M ultiple-Threshold Front A irbags (SR S) • Front Side A irbags w ith Passenger-Side O ccupant Position D etection System (O PD S) • Side C urtain A irbags w ith R ollover Sensor

IN S TO CK!

*LEAS E 3 6 M ONTHS , 3 6K THROUG H AHFC . $0 DOW N. 1S T PAY M ENT AND TAG S DUE AT DELIV ERY . RES IDUAL $14,612.55

****LEAS E 3 6 M ONTHS THROUG H AHFC . $0 DOW N. 1S T PAY M ENT AND TAG S DUE AT DELIV ERY . RES IDUAL $18,219.20

*BAS E D ON 2008-2009 E PA M IL E AGE E S T IM AT E S , RE F L E CT ING NE W E PA F UE L E CONOM Y M E T HODS BE GINNING W IT H 2008-2009 M ODE L S . US E F OR COM PARIS ON PURPOS E S ONL Y . DO NOT COM PARE T O M ODE L S BE F ORE 2008. Y OUR ACT UAL M IL E AGE W IL L VARY DE PE NDING ON HOW Y OU DRIVE AND M AINT AIN Y OUR VE HICL E . AL L OF F E RS E XPIRE 1/ 3/ 2012.

M AT AT T B U R N E H O N D A

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1110 WYOMING AVE. • SCRANTON • 1-800-NEXT-HONDA w w w. M a t t B u r n e H o n d a . c o m

M A AT TT T B U UR RN N EE

H O ON N DD A A PR R EE - O W W N N EE DD

Yea r E nd Invento ry C lo s e O u t N o w In P ro gres s SH SH OO PP AT AT WW WW WW ..MM ATTB ATTBUURRNNEE HH OONNDD AA. .CCOOMM 02 M A ZDA M ILLENIA SE SDN N ow

$6,950

09 HY UNDA I A C C ENT G LS SEDA N

$10,950

08 DO DG E G RA ND C A RA V A N SXT

M oss,115K M iles

N ow

$12,950

Y O UR N IC E TR A D E H ER E

36 m os

ACCORD S

06 A C C O RD LX SDN N avy,5 S peed,68K...................NO W 07 A C C O RD EX SDN G ray,51K..................................NO W 08 A C C O RD EX SDN S ilver,42K................................NO W 08 A C C O RD EXL V 6 SDN N avy,55K.....................NO W

09 HY UNDA I SO NA TA G LS SDN

Tan,28K M iles

N ow

$17,500

10 G M C TERRA IN SLE 4W D M ocha,38K M iles

N ow

$23,500

G ray,79K M iles

60 m os

10 A C C O RD LX SDN W hite,19K................................NO W 10 A C C O RD LXP SDN N avy,14K.............................NO W 09 A C C O RD EX SDN G reen,21K...............................NO W 09 A C C O RD EX SDN B lack,19K................................NO W 09 A C C O RD EXL SDN R ed,21K...............................NO W 09 A C C O RD EXL B lack,27K...........................................NO W 10 A C C O RD EXL SDN W hite,25K............................NO W

$17,950 $18,950 $18,950 $19,500 $19,750 $19,950 $20,950

N ow

$8,950

05 TO Y O TA C A M RY LE SDN S ilver,67K M iles

FIT

09 FIT SPO RT R ed,15K......................................NO W $15,950

$11,750

08 PO NTIA C G 6 SDN

EL EM EN T 4W D

08 ELEM EN T LX S ilver,56K...............................N O W $16,500

10 IN SIG H T EX B lue,21K M iles...........................N O W $16,950 10 IN SIG H T EX G ray,22K...................................N O W $18,950

N ow

$13,750

06 PILO T EXL R ed,71K.......................................N O W 06 PILO T EX S ilver,33K........................................N O W 09 PILO T EXL S ilver,35K.....................................N O W 08 NISSA N Q UEST “S” 09 PILO T EXL S ilver,29K.....................................N O W G ray,48K M iles 09 PILO T TO U R IN G N A V I N avy,47K.........N O W $15,950 09 PILO T TO URING D V D /N avi,R ed,45K................N O W

07 M A ZDA C X-7 TO URING A W D B lack,58K M iles

N ow

$17,950

08 TO Y O TA TA C O M A C LUB C A B TRD 4X4

N avy,46K M iles,W as $26,500 N ow

$23,950

R ID G EL IN E 4W D

08 RIDG ELINE RTX R ed,34K..........................NO W $20,950

B row n,40K M iles

N ow

W hite,13K M iles,W as $18,950

08 SUBA RU LEG A C Y 2.5I

02 TO Y O TA C A M RY LE SEDA N

2.9%

N ow

$12,950

2

60 M O S.

B lack,41K M iles,W as $13,950 N ow

$12,950

04 HO NDA C RV LX 4W D S ilver,98K M iles

$9,950

N ow

05 FO RD EXPLO RER BA UER 4X4 W hite,72K,W as $14,500

N ow

$11,950

04 SUBA RU IM PREZA W RX SDN S ilver,68K M iles

N ow

$13,500

IN S IGHT HYBRID

08 NISSA N A LTIM A “S” SDN

$15,950

$12,500 $15,750 $16,950 $16,950

09 A C C O RD LX SDN R ed,13K..................................NO W $17,500 09 A C C O RD LXP SDN B urgandy,26K..............................NO W $17,950

PIL OT 4W D

N ow

36 M O S.

C CAL AL LL :1-800-N :1-800-NEE X XTH TH O ON NDD A A

S ilver,45K M iles

N ow

1

$10,950

09 HY UNDA I SO NA TA G LS SDN

W hite,79K M iles

N ow

$8,950

05 HO NDA C RV LX 4W D

B ronze,54K M iles

N ow

1.9%

R ed,84K M iles

N ow

A CCO R D S ..9% ..9% 9% 9%

H O N D A ’S

03 HO NDA C IV IC EX C O UPE

B lack,79K M iles

C EE N NT T EE R R

10 09 08 08 09 10 10 09 10

C IV IC C IV IC C IV IC C IV IC C IV IC C IV IC C IV IC C IV IC C IV IC

CI V I C

EX C PE B lue,52K.................................N O W LX SD N Titanium ,36K..........................N O W EX SD N W hite,41K,5 S peed...................N O W LX SD N G old,12K...............................N O W LX C PE N avy,30K................................N O W LX SD N S ilver,17K.............................N O W LXS SD N S ilver,16K...........................N O W EX SD N B lue,22K................................N O W LX SD N R ed,2K..................................N O W

$17,950 $20,950 $27,500 $27,950 $28,500 $29,950 10 O DY SSEY TO URING

$14,950 $15,250 $15,500 $15,750 $16,350 $16,500 $16,950 $17,950 $18,500

09 C RV 08 C RV 08 C RV 10 C RV 09 C RV 09 C RV 11 C RV

CR V 4W D

R ed,62K,N avi

N ow

$14,950

09 TO Y O TA M A TRIX “S” A W D

O DYS S EY N avi,R .D V D ,G ray,26K

06 FO RD EXPLO RER EDDIE BA UER 4X4

NO W

LX G reen,34K............................................NO W EXL G reen,39K.........................................NO W EXL R ed,63K............................................NO W LX B lack,22K.............................................NO W EXL B lack,37K..........................................NO W EXL Titanium ,26K.....................................NO W EXL R ed,14K............................................NO W

$33,500

R ed,56K M iles

N ow

$15,950

08 JEEP LIBERTY SPO RT 4W D

$18,950 $19,950 $18,950 $20,500 $22,500 $22,500 $26,950

D isclosure:1.9% - 36 m os,2.9% - 60 m os thru A .H .F.C .W -A -C on C ertified A ccords.C ertified H onda’s have 1yr - 12k B asic W arranty.B alance of 7yr - 100K P ow ertrain W arranty from in-service date.

B lack,20K M iles

N ow

$17,950

Y O UR N IC E TR A D E H ER E

07 SUBA RU IM PREZA A W D

S ilver,39K,W as $17,950

N ow

$15,950

06 C HEV Y C O LO RA DO XC A B 4X4 B lack,47K M iles

N ow

$16,950

10 DO DG E NITRO SE 4W D B lue,27K M iles

$19,750

N ow

09 LEXUS IS 250 A W D B lack,7K M iles

N ow

$29,500

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LT w/1LT.................. 40167 Honda..........CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX............................................... 32461 Subaru.........Legacy............ 4dr Sdn H4 Auto Limited Pwr Moon ......... 8680 Toyota..........Tacoma .......... 4WD Access V6 AT ................................... 38253 Toyota..........Camry Hybrid 4dr Sdn ...................................................... 35423 Acura...........TSX ................ ................................................................... 44570 Dodge..........GrandCaravan 4dr Wgn Crew ........................................... 18674 Honda..........CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr LX ............................................... 13714 Jeep .............Wrangler........ 4WD 4dr Unlimited Sahara....................... 50699 Honda..........CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX-L w/Navi............................... 19534 Toyota..........Venza.............. 4dr Wgn I4 FWD........................................ 29108 Chrysler.......T & C .............. 4dr Wgn Touring........................................ 8231 Dodge..........GrandCaravan 4dr Wgn Crew ........................................... 14337 Honda..........CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX-L............................................ 22484 Toyota..........Camry ............ 4dr Sdn I4 Auto XLE .................................. 7484 Acura...........TSX ................ 4dr Sdn Auto ............................................. 43640 Lexus ...........ES 350 ............ 4dr Sdn ...................................................... 31373 Toyota..........Highlander..... 4WD 4dr Sport .......................................... 60900 Jeep .............WranglerUnltd 4WD 4dr Sport .......................................... 20287 Chevrolet ....Traverse ......... AWD 4dr LT w/1LT .................................... 31203 Honda..........Odyssey ......... 5dr EX ........................................................ 24482 Lexus ...........GX 470 ........... 4dr SUV 4WD ............................................ 60526 Lexus ...........ES 350 ............ 4dr Sdn ...................................................... 40122 Honda..........Element.......... 4WD 5dr EX............................................... 9071 Honda..........CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX............................................... 9892 Acura...........TSX ................ 4dr Sdn I4 Auto ......................................... 8265 Acura...........TSX ................ 4dr Sdn I4 Auto ......................................... 31879 Acura...........TSX ................ 4dr Sdn I4 Auto ......................................... 13265 Honda..........Pilot ................ 4WD 4dr LX ............................................... 27903 Honda..........Odyssey ......... 5dr EX ........................................................ 17524 Lexus ...........IS 250 ............. 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD.......................... 29650 Ford..............Edge ............... 4dr Limited AWD....................................... 35839 Honda..........Pilot ................ 4WD 4dr EX-L............................................ 40183 Acura...........TSX ................ 4dr Sdn I4 Auto ......................................... 14947 Jeep .............GranChero ..... 4WD 4dr Laredo ........................................ 19740 Honda..........Odyssey ......... 5dr LX ........................................................ 5282 Honda..........Odyssey ......... 5dr EX-L ..................................................... 14405 Ford..............F-150............... 4WD SuperCrew 150â&#x20AC;? Lariat .................... 43586 Toyota..........Venza.............. 4dr Wgn I4 AWD....................................... 35914 Ford..............F-150............... 4WD SuperCrew 145â&#x20AC;? XLT........................ 24604 Acura...........TL ................... 4dr Sdn 2WD............................................. 21490 Jeep .............GranChero ..... 4WD 4dr Laredo ........................................ 17523 Acura...........RDX ................ FWD 4dr .................................................... 18920 Acura...........TL ................... 4dr Sdn 2WD............................................. 34105 MB................C-Class ........... 4dr Sdn 3.0L Luxury 4MATIC..................... 23713 Jeep .............GranChero ..... 4WD 4dr Laredo ........................................ 28054 Lexus ...........RX 350............ AWD 4dr.................................................... 35349 MB................C-Class ........... 4dr Sdn 3.0L Sport 4MATIC....................... 17353 MB................C-Class ........... 4dr Sdn 3.0L Sport 4MATIC....................... 25754 Acura...........TSX ................ 4dr Sdn I4 Auto ......................................... 19138 Lexus ...........IS 250 ............. 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD.......................... 22120 MB................C-Class ........... 4dr Sdn 3.0L Luxury 4MATIC..................... 28756 Lexus ...........IS 250 ............. 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD.......................... 29916 MB................C-Class ........... 4dr Sdn 3.0L Sport 4MATIC....................... 16367 MB................C-Class ........... 4dr Sdn 3.0L Sport 4MATIC....................... 20261 Lexus ...........ES 350 ............ 4dr Sdn ...................................................... 11812 Acura...........TL ................... 4dr Sdn 2WD............................................. 10574 Acura...........TL ................... 4dr Sdn 2WD............................................. 27481 Chevrolet ....Suburban....... 4WD 4dr 1500 LT w/1LT............................ 33071 Chevrolet ....Tahoe ............. 4WD 4dr 1500 LT....................................... 34356 Lexus ...........ES 350 ............ 4dr Sdn ...................................................... 16997 Acura...........TL ................... 4dr Sdn 2WD............................................. 12691 Lexus ...........ES 350 ............ 4dr Sdn ...................................................... 7349 MB................C-Class ........... 4dr Sdn 3.0L Sport 4MATIC....................... 22955 Cadillac........CTS................. 4dr Sdn 3.0L Luxury AWD ......................... 14770 Toyota..........Highlander..... 4WD 4dr V6 Limited.................................. 22151 Cadillac........CTS................. 4dr Sdn 3.0L Luxury AWD ......................... 10100 Lexus ...........IS 250 ............. 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD.......................... 20941 Lexus ...........IS 250 ............. 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD.......................... 16210 MB................M-Class .......... 4MATIC 4dr 3.5L........................................ 33384 Lexus ...........IS 250 ............. 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD.......................... 7665 Toyota..........Highlander..... 4WD 4dr V6 Limited.................................. 17874 Lexus ...........RX 350............ 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*ALL PRICES PLUS TAX, TAG, & TITLE. FINANCING AVAILABLE WITH APPROVED CREDIT. PRIOR SALES EXCLUDED. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WARRANTY ON SELECT MAKES AND MODELS. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. UNITS MAY BE SOLD PRIOR TO PRINTING. OFFERS EXPIRE 12/31/11.

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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

CHEVY ‘10 EQUINOX LT

Moonroof. Alloys. 1 Owner. $22,450

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

FORD 02 F150 Extra Cab. 6

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

1451 SHOEMAKER AVE, W. WYOMING

GMC '02 SAFARI CARGO VAN

570-714-4146

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GMC `05 SAVANA

1500 Cargo Van. AWD. V8 automatic. A/C. New brakes & tires. Very clean. $10,750. Call 570-474-6028

HONDA `10 ODYSSEY

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

CHEVY 99 SILVERADO 4X4 Auto. V8. Bargain

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

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

CHRYSLER 02 TOWN & COUNTRY V6. Like new!

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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

D.P. MOTORS

AWD. Auto. Warrantied. $4,895

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

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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

$5,495 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

JEEP ‘06 WRANGLER Only 29K miles! $17,450

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

JEEP ‘07 GRAND CHEROKEE

4WD & Alloys. $15,880

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

JEEP 08 COMPASS

4 WD. Auto. CD. $13,992

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

D.P. MOTORS

1451 SHOEMAKER AVE, W. WYOMING

FORD ‘05 ESCAPE XLS

4 Cylinder. 5 speed. Front wheel drive. air. Warranted. $7,895.

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

HONDA ‘09 CRV LX

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

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

HYUNDAI ‘06 SANTE FE LTD

Leather. Moonroof. One owner. $14,580

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

JEEP 98 CHEROKEE SPORT

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

JEEP ‘98 WRANGLER 6 Cylinder. 4WD. $9,250

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FORD ‘97 F150 4X4

Auto. V6. New inspection! $4,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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

FORD ‘00 EXPLORER

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

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

D.P. MOTORS

1451 SHOEMAKER AVE, W. WYOMING

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

LEXUS `06 GX 470

JEEP ‘04 GRAND CHEROKEE

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

570-714-4146

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JEEP `02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO

$26,950

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

FORD 01 F150 XLT Extra cab. 2

wheel drive. 5 speed. 6 cylinder. Like new! $5,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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

D.P. MOTORS

1451 SHOEMAKER AVE, W. WYOMING

JEEP ‘05 GRAND CHEROKEE

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

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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

4x4. 68K. Very clean. New tires. Brakes. Inspection. Warrantied. $11,800.

570-714-4146

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Harry’s U Pull It

AS ALWAYS ****HIGHEST PRICES***** PAID FOR YOUR UNWANTED VEHICLES!!! DRIVE IN PRICES Call for Details (570) 459-9901 Vehicles must be COMPLETE !!

Plus Enter to Win $500.00 Cash!! DRAWING TO BE HELD DECEMBER 31 www.wegotused.com

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

Accounting/ Finance

ALL JUNK CAR & TRUCKS WANTED Highest Prices Paid In Cash!!! FREE REMOVAL Call V&G Anytime 288-8995

or/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

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NISSAN `04 PATHFINDER ARMADA Excellent condition.

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

NISSAN ‘08 ROGUE S AWD. Auto $16,620

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

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TOYOTA 02 TACOMA 4WD. SR5. TRD. V-6. $11,425

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

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

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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BOOKKEEPER Part-Time or Full-Time

Part-Time position: 16+ hours per week (flexible days/hours). Full-time position: 40 hours per week. Monday through Friday. Health Benefits offered. Job description: • Manage and process Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. • Manage and complete reconciliation of multiple bank and credit card accounts. • Process and email Excel spreadsheet reports. • Answer and forward customer phone calls. Requirements: • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Office. • At least one year of experience using Peachtree or Quickbooks. • Good grammar and communication skills.

Email resume to: nepabookkeeper@gmail.com

Accounting/ Finance

full time candidate with AR/AP, journal entry, data entry and financial statement experience. Strong Excel, Word and Accounting software experience required within a fast paced multitask environment. Call Harvis Interview Service with questions 542-5330 or forward resume: varsity.harvis@ gmail.com

BOOKKEEPER The Target Shopper Magazine, Inc. and Positive Results Marketing, Inc. is looking for a qualified individual to handle its bookkeeping full time in their Old Forge, PA offices. Candidate will handle invoicing, accounts receivables, accounts payables and other duties directly related to the business department. Knowledge of Intuit Quickbooks is a MUST! Base salary of $22,100.00 plus bonus, benefits and corporate fitness membership. Please submit resume to prminc510@aol.com.

533

TAXWANTED PREPARERS

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

508

Beauty/ Cosmetology

HAIRSTYLISTS

Looking for stylists with at least 5 years experience. Call or stop in. SALON NOUVEAU 570-675-5111 63A Gerald Ave., Dallas PA, 18612

522

Education/ Training

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE POSITION OPENING Luzerne County Community College invites applications for the following position:

FT COORDINATOR, CONTINUING EDUCATION

For additional information on this position or to apply please visit our web site at (www. luzerne.edu/jobs) by Thursday, December 22, 2011. No phone inquires please. Candidates representing all aspects of diversity are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer John T Sedlak, Dean of Human Resources

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

The Luzerne County Transportation Authority 315 Northampton Street Kingston, PA 18704

DALLAS SCHOOL DISTRICT - EOE

S-PECIAL EDUCATION AIDES Classroom Aide - Personal Care Assistants

HALL MONITORS – Dallas High School Rate of pay dependent on higher education experience, no benefits. For clearance information and to download a district application, refer to the district web site, www.dallassd.com, Employment page. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, district application, references, letters of recommendation, Act 34, 151 and 114 clearances and any other supporting materials to: Mr. Frank Galicki, Superintendent, Dallas School District, PO Box 2000, Dallas, PA 18612 DEADLINE: January 3, 2012 or until the positions are filled.

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experienced Wait Staff & experienced Line Cook. Apply within. Frank's Pizzeria and Ristorante 198 S. Main St. Wilkes-Barre

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ADMINISTRATOR of TRANSPORTATION

Responsible for the organization, administration and supervision of the District’s Transportation System in accordance with state law and School District Policy. Requirements: • Ability to evaluate and schedule Bus Routes • Language and Mathematical Skills • Personal Computer and Spread Sheet Skills • Strong Organizational and Efficiency skills • Ability to Establish and Maintain Effective Working Relationships. • College Degree Preferred

Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 23, 2011 To: Dr. Jeffrey T. Namey, Superintendent Wilkes-Barre Area School District 730 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 An equal opportunity employer M/FH/V

548 Medical/Health

Director of Admissions

RN to facilitate & coordinate the admission process, including admission documentation; current PA nursing license, 3 years experience & working knowledge of LTC regulations, admission & discharge procedures.

Activity Aides

Part time 8A-4PM, 12-8PM, 3-8PM & every other weekend

Dietary Aides/Porters

Little Flower Manor & St. Luke’s Villa – mature individuals needed to work per diem. Must be available 6A-2P & 4-7P.

Van Driver

Per diem; day shift hours; clean driving record required. Criminal background checks/drug screen condition of employment.

Apply: Little Flower Manor 200 S. Meade St.; Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; pmelski@lfmstr.com; fax: 570-408-9760.

EOE

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

EXPERIENCED BODY SHOP AND PAINT TECHNICIAN Wanted to join our

highly motivated and detail-oriented team. Potential candidates are required to have a minimum of 5 years of experience. Possessing the knowledge, skills and ability to perform all types of Auto Body Repair and Paint Application is an absolute must. Waterborne Certification Preferred. We offer a generous benefits package that includes health insurance and 401k. Apply in person at Phil’s Auto Body 212 Phil’s Lane Tunkhannock, PA 18657 570-836-1160

538

Janitorial/ Cleaning

Part Time Berwick Cleaner Monday-Wednesday and Friday. General cleaner for offices and restrooms. $9.00 hour. After 8pm for 2.5 hours a night. Apply online at Sovereigncs.com. EOE and Drug Free Workplace.

542

Wilkes-Barre Area School District is now accepting applications for

548 Medical/Health

Education/ Training

WAIT STAFF & LINE COOK Now hiring friendly,

TRANSIT MECHANIC

Logistics/ Transportation

522

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

The Luzerne County Transportation Authority is seeking a transit mechanic that performs skilled work as required, diagnoses, maintains, repairs, services, inspects, cleans, and tests LCTA buses and support vehicles. Mechanics’ duties will vary with the union contractual agreement as well as the type of equipment they work on. The candidate must possess a Class B CDL with an air brake endorsement. Two (2) years minimum experience in maintenance and repair of diesel powered heavy equipment (such as diesel trucks and buses). The LCTA adheres to a strict drug and alcohol policy regulated by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. The LCTA is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and superior benefits. You must apply at:

542 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

Accounting/ Finance

ACCOUNTING AR/AP ASSISTANT Varsity, Inc. seeks

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.

503

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MITSUBISHI `11

SUZUKI4x4. `03 XL-7 Wanna make your 85K. Auto. Nice, clean interior. car go fast? Place Runs good. New battery & brakes. All power. CD. $6,800 an ad in Classified! 570-762-8034 570-696-5444 570-829-7130. 503

457 Wanted to Buy Auto

OUTLANDER SPORT SE AWD, Black interi-

TOYOTA 09 RAV 4

Cypress Pearl with ivory leather interior. Like new condition, garage kept. All service records. All options including premium audio package, rear climate control, adjustable suspension, towing package, rear spoiler, Lexus bug guard. 48,500 miles. (570) 237-1082

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

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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

AWD. 1 owner. $17,880

570-714-4146

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

451

Logistics/ Transportation

CDL B, AIR-BRAKE DRIVER Needed for immedi-

ate hire. Salary based on experience. Health care benefits available. Call to schedule interview. 570-696-5296

ATTENTION DRIVERS

2012 DAY CABS WISE FOODS, INC. Seeks CDL Class A 2 YEAR OTR verifiable experience • Home daily • Distributor based network • EXCELLENT per mile pay • Unloading, drop off & pick-up pay • Expense advance • Paid delay times • 24 hour dispatch coverage • Excellent on site fleet maintenance Contact Joan at 800-438-9473 ext 4120

548 Medical/Health Community Home Workers Full Time jobs are available to work with individuals with intellectual disabilities in a community home in the Ashley and Nuangola areas. Experience is helpful, paid training is provided. Valid drivers license is required. For information or application, call IMPACT SYSTEMS, Inc. at (570) 829-3671. Starting Salary is $8.85 + benefits Drug free workplace EOE

548 Medical/Health

710

HIRING

Distinguished surgical practice seeks LPN, RN, or Surgical Tech. to work in solo practitioner's office; 3 days/week (Wednesday-Friday). Experienced applicants only. Please call (570) 301-2327 during normal business hours for consideration.

FULL-TIME LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER

Needed to work with “at-risk” youth at our Hazleton and Edwardsville alternative schools plus our residential facilities in Drums and Hazleton. Submit resume to kcaffier@youth servicesagency.org or fax to 570-325-4365.

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MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Licensed &/or Certified needed Full time and Part time. Our Kingston and Mountaintop offices seek to expand our staff. Clinical experience helpful, great work environment, excellent wages, medical benefits and a bright future with a rapidly expanding company. Stop by & fill out an application at: Herman Chiropractic Center 569 Pierce Street, Kingston or email herm18704@aol.com

MEDICAL ASSISTANT Full Time. Busy

office. Excellent benefits. Available immediately. Send resumes to: c/o The Times Leader Box 2865 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.

LOOKING FOR A CHANGE? DON’T WAIT APPLY TO BE A PART OF GUARDIAN’S “KEEPER” TEAM! RNs

600 FINANCIAL 610

Business Opportunities

BEER & LIQUOR LICENSE FOR SALE LUZERNE COUNTY $22,000 For More Info Call 570-332-1637 or 570-332-4686

TAX REFUND COMING?

INVEST IN YOURSELF WITH JAN – PRO Quote from current Franchisee, “I started with a small investment & I have grown my business over 600%. It definitely changed my life and I would recommend Jan-Pro.” * Guaranteed Clients * Steady Income * Insurance & Bonding * Training & Ongoing Support * Low Start Up Costs * Accounts available throughout WilkesBarre & Scranton

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.

147 Old Newport St., Nanticoke, PA 18634

551

Other

HOT JOBS

Call Center/ Telemarketing, Forklift, Warehouse, Welder, CNC Operators, Carpenters, Sales & Marketing Reps, IT Help Desk, Desktop Manager, Senior Manager Deployment Service. www.express pros.com 570.208.7000

554

Production/ Operations

MANUFACTURING POSITION

A well-established local manufacturer is looking for full time Machine Operator for 3rd shift. A comprehensive benefit package, which includes 401K. Applications can be obtained at: American Silk Mills 75 Stark Street Plains, PA 18705

573

Warehouse

DISTRIBUTION CLERKS WILKES-BARRE Are you an Early Bird or a Night Owl? Adecco has Various Shifts with Pay Rates up to $9.75/hour TEMP TO HIRE REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION: PROFESSIONAL RESUME with Solid Work History Submit to a Background and Drug Screen HS Diploma/GED Stand on Feet All Day Basic Computer Skills

Apply Today At www. adeccousa.com Or Call 570.451.3726

Baby Items

BABY WALKER Safety 1st Disney music & lights, height adjustable, almost new, $25. 570-735-6527 CLOTHING, 0-12 months, girls, $1-$5. 570-825-0569

716

Building Materials

COUNTER TOP 6’ white with gold speckles $25. COUNTER TOP 8’ white with gold speckles includes sink $50. Bath tub 5’ x 20” high x 30” deep white left side drain $50. 570.829.2369 DOORS (2) 36”X78” nine lites with hardware & keys. 28”X70” one glass, hardware & keys $25. each. 570-675-4617

708

720

Antiques & Collectibles

Cemetery Plots/Lots

MEMORIAL SHRINE CEMETERY 6 Plots Available

LPNs

Apply in Person at

712

BABY ITEMS: Pack N PLays $25 & $30, Jumaproo $30. High chair $25, Snap N Go $40. Travel System - stroller-infant seat & 2 bases $50. Swing $25. Bassinet $20. Crib/Toddler bed no mattress $30. Hook on high chair $15. 693-3028

700 MERCHANDISE

Full Time – Part Time – Per Diem All shifts available Full Time – Part Time – Per Diem All Shifts Available

Why Spend Hundreds on New or Used Appliances? Most problems with your appliances are usually simple and inexpensive to fix! Save your hard earned money, Let us take a look at it first! 30 years in the business. East Main Appliances 570-735-8271 Nanticoke

REPLACEMENT WINDOW: New. Vinyl. Size: 28 3/4” x 58 3/4” Low E Argon Gas Thermo Pane. $125. 570-288-3189

Part Time & Per Diem – All Shifts

Nurse Aides

Appliances

RANGE Whirlpool self-cleaning oven & storage drawer. $125. Microwave GE Profile over the range with added features $125. Dishwasher Kenmore Elite $100. Trash compactor Whirlpool. $75. Tiffany Glass chandelier. $75 Ceiling fan. $40. Manuals included. All excellent condition. 570-814-5300

$ ANTIQUES BUYING $

Old Toys, model kits, Bikes, dolls, guns, Mining Items, trains & Musical Instruments, Hess. 474-9544 BARBIE Cinderella Doll, Springtime Barbie, Wedding Day Barbie. 3 for $10. Excellent Christmas gifts. 570-735-0191 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS, 16 piece, Pewter, Avon, $3/each. Bob Cratchit & Tiny Tim Doll, 24”, with stand; Mrs. Cratchit Doll, 18”, with stand; Ebenezer Scrooge Doll, 20”, with stand; The Caroler Doll, 18”, with stand, $25 each doll. Amish Blessings Doll, 12”, $20. 570-868-5066 POSTER, World War One, original in fair/ good condition in wood frame, “Duty Calls, 1917 E.G Renesch, Chicago” $100. 570-262-0708 YEARBOOKS: From most area schools. 1930’s to recent years. $25 and up 570-825-4721

710

Appliances

APPLIANCE PA RT S E T C .

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

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

722

Christmas Trees

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)

724 Cellular Phones

APPLE IPHONE 4 S

REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool, side by side, white, ice & water measures 70”Hx35.5”Wx33. 75”d. $575. 570-824-6533

Brand new with 64GB Memory and Apple iPad 2, 64GB with wifi-3g this are factory unlocked with Complete accessories (Well packed & sealed in original company box) and can be used with any network provider of your choice Email: order@tradebitlimited.com or skype: wg.fields for more information.

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

DISHWASHER, Kenmore, portable, 2 years old, very good shape. $200 OBO. 570-468-9222

St. Clement & St. Peter’s Church invites all to…..

Sunday December 18th

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 165 Hanover St., Wilkes-Barre • Shop at our Santa Sale with free wrapping • Visit Santa • Buy a customized ornament • Basket Raffle All proceeds benefit… St. Clement & St. Peter’s Church


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TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com

w w w .Tun kA utoM a rt.c om W E H A N D PIC K TH E BEST N EW C A R TR A D E-IN S & LEA SE TU R N -IN S & SELL TH EM R IG H T H ER E IN TU N KH A N N O C K A T A FR A C TIO N O F TH EIR O R IG IN A L PR IC E. TH EY D R IV E LIKE N EW & SO M E SM ELL LIKE N EW BU T C O ST TH O U SA N D S LESS. 2008 S UBA RU 2010 FORD Cle a ra n c e Pric e d IM P RE ZA A W D RA N GE R XL A S

L OW

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$

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14,9 00

2010 M A ZDA 3 S P O RT S E DA N

10 N IS S A N CUBE 1.8s

Au to m a tic, 27,799 M iles , S ilver......................................................................

2011 CHRYS L E R 200 TOURIN G A S

10 DODGE CA L IBE R RUS H

A S L OW A S

228

$

10 JE E P P A TRIOT S P ORT 4X4

35,368 M iles , 5 S p eed ..................................................................

252

$

F o rm erChrys lerCo m p a n y Ca r, Bla ck w ith Chro m e W heels , 5 S p eed ......................................................

S tk #110910F

S tk #111114F

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A S L OW

$

2011 N IS S A N M URA N O S V

2008 FORD E S CA P E XL T 2.3L 4x4

4 Cyl, Au to m a tic, 18,042 M iles , Gra p hite M ica E xterio r..............................................

ATE CELLeEtBThRese es

$$12,900 12,900

s usines Area BPlan Your Help Par ty Next

$$14,800 14,800

Barry’s Floral Shop

$$13,900 13,900

257

A LL W HEEL DRIV E

10 CHE V ROL E T M A L IBU L S

On ly 15,923 M iles , 4 Cyl.......................................................................

10 DODGE JOURN E Y S XT A W D S tk #110831B

S tk #111208A

N OW

N OW

$

All W heel Drive, 3rd Ro w S ea t, Bla ck E xt., 21,000 M iles ...........................................

S tk #111128D

29 ,9 00

17,600

$

11 DODGE CHA RGE R

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BilletM eta llic E xterio r, 14,825 M iles , 3.6L 6 Cyl, T ra ctio n Co n tro l, Po w erS ea ts ....................................

26,9 00

$

2010 M ITS UBIS HI GA L A N T

4 Do o rS ed a n , 2011 DODGE 2011 DODGE DURA N GO 2011 DODGE Ju s tT ra d ed ............................................................. DURA N GO CRE W A W D E XP RE S S A W D DURA N GO CRE W A W D ON L Y 9 377 M IL ES

ON L Y 9 860 M IL ES

$$11,700 11,700

THINK CHRISTMAS!

$$15,900 15,900

WE HAVE THOMAS KINKADE’S CHRISTMAS CAROLERS & MUCH MORE! 176 S. Mountain Blvd. Mountaintop, PA

10 JE E P W RA N GL E R UN L IM ITE D 4X4

4 Do o rHa rd to p , 2011 BUICK L A CROS S E CXL A W D L o ca l T ra d e, 6 S p eed ................................................

ON L Y 11,000 M IL ES

A S

$

N OW

17,300

15,9 00

$

10 M A ZDA 3 S P ORT S E DA N

REA R DV D

08 FORD E S CA P E XL T 4x4

On e Ow n er, On ly 35,834 M iles 4 Cyl., Au to m a tic......................................................

$$19,900 19,900

570-474-9848

$$16,400 16,400

www.barrysfloralshop.com

MOBILE DJ

$$20,500 20,500

• High Quality Professional DJ serving the Greater Pittston, Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Area. • Friendly, Courteous & Smartly Dressed • All Occasions! Graduation, House Party, Wedding & Work Parties. • High Quality Equipment • Top Hits, Oldies, Karaoke, Video’s & full access to a data base with 150,000+ song.

$$20,500 20,500 $$12,900 12,900 $$17,600 17,600

10 DODGE GRA N D CA RA V A N S XT

N OW

29 ,700

$

S tk #111101E

S tk #1111117H

S tk #111117I

N OW

N OW

$

2009 S UBA RU 2011 M A ZDA 3S FORRE S TE R 2.5x A W D S P ORT H ON L Y 27,287 M IL ES

2010 M E RCURY M IL A N

A S L OW

A S

A S L OW A S

279

$

$$18,200 18,200

Call Bob 570-650-6357

10 DODGE GRA N D CA RA V A N S XT

31,700

28,200

$

S ilver, S to w N Go S ea tin g, S iriu s S a tellite Ra d io , 28,298 M iles ...........................................................

211

$

Deep W a terBlu e, S to w N Go S ea tin g, S iriu s S a tellite Ra d io , 28,787 M iles ............................

10 DODGE CA RA V A N S E

F o rm erChrys lerE xecu tive Vehicle, 24,636 M iles ...........................................................

$$18,800 18,800

$$26,700 26,700

F o rm erChrys lerE xecu tive Vehicle, 20,536 M iles , Rea rDVD ............................................

N OW

$

2010 DODGE DA K OTA S XT BIGHORN 4X4 A S L OW

N OW

A S L OW

330

11 N IS S A N M URA N O S V A W D

2011 RA M 1500 QUA D CA B S L T 4X4

2008 HON DA CR-V E X 4W D

A S

$

F o rm erChrys lerE xecu tive Vehicle, Da rk Cha rco a l, On ly 12,848 M iles ..............................

N OW

$

A S L OW

$

259

$

A S

379

A S

On ly 11,137 M iles , All W heel Drive, On e L o ca l Ow n er, Nicely E q u ip p ed ................................... S p ecia l E d itio n , All W heel Drive W a go n , Au to m a tic, 27,284 M iles ...........................................

S tk #111101D

21,9 00

N OW

17,700

$

2011 JE E P W RA N GL E R S P ORT 4X4 A S L OW

A S

329

$

10 M E RCURY M IL A N

N OW

24,400

$

2010 FORD E S CA P E L IM ITE D 4x4 A S L OW

NeverT itled , On ly 63 M iles ..........................................................

$$23,800 23,800

$$18,500 18,500 M ore V a lue s ... Ha n d Pic ke d Jus tforYou!

N OW

17,266 M iles , L ea ther, GPS Na v, Hea ted F ro n tS ea ts , Retra ctib le Ro o f..................................

N OW

08 HON DA CRV E X A W D

$

2011 CHRYS L E R TOW N & 2010 DODGE GRA N D CA RA V A N COUN TRY TOURIN G A S L OW

A S L OW

A S

$

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A S L OW

$

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2011 DODGE GRA N D CA RA V A N M A IN S TRE E T A S L OW

354

$

N OW

A S L OW

A S

245

$

11 JE E P COM P A S S L A TITUDE

BrightS ilver, 12,372 M iles , Au to , PW , PDL ..........................................................

11 JE E P P A TRIOT L A TITUDE 4X4

W hite E xterio r, 14,586 M iles , Au to m a tic, PW , PDL .................................................. 6 Cyl, Au to m a tic, 22,388 M iles ...........................................................

2008 CHRYS L E R TOW N & COUN TRY TOURIN G

A S

Au to , Hem i V8, On e Ow n er, 24,170 M iles ..........................................

10 DODGE N ITRO S E

23,300

$

330

$

A S

S tk #110920E

17,9 00

22,600

08 RA M 1500 4X4 RE G CA B

2011 CHRYS L E R TOW N & COUN TRY TOURIN G

S tk #110809B

S tk #110920G

$

A S

262

342

$

All W heel Drive, S u n ro o f, L o ca l T ra d e..............................................................

22,9 00

21,9 00

$

S tk #110906D

11 JE E P P A TRIOT L A TITUDE

Cherry Red , 16,527 M iles , Au to , PW , PDL ..........................................................

10 JE E P L IBE RTY L IM ITE D 4X4

L ightE xterio rL ea ther, GPS Na v, S u n ro o f, F o rm erE xecu tive Vehicle.............................

11 JE E P GRA N D CHE ROK E E 4X4

M in era l Gra y E xterio r, 6 Cyl, F o g L a m p s , 12,754 M iles ..........................................

11 CHRYS L E R 200 TOURIN G S E DA N

6 Cyl, S u n ro o f, F lo rid a Ca r.............................................................. S tk #110910B

S tk #110910D

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21,9 00

$

N OW

16,9 00

$

11 JE E P W RA N GL E R 4X4

Ha rd to p , Au to , 9,817 M iles ...............................................................

11 DODGE DURA N GO CRE W A W D

Na viga tio n , S u n ro o f, Rea rS ea tDVD, All W heel Drive........................................................

WEDDING GOWN size 9-10, used once, perserved in box. $50. 825-0569

732

Exercise Equipment

HOME GYM Implex Image 4.0, new condition. $25 570-655-8056 TREADMILL, electric, $250. AbLounge, $50. AbDoer Chair, $50. 570-779-5416

742

Furnaces & Heaters

ELECTRIC STOVE HEATER: Used 2 or 3 times only. In excellent condition. $65. 570-855-8357

HEATER, electric, portable, $20. 570-825-5847

Catering for all Occasions!

HEATER. Hot water. Gas, 40 gallon tank. GE, 2 years old. $150 firm. 570-7791215 after 6pm

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

COFFEE TABLE, 39” square, walnut with glass top. $25. 570-430-9231

Line up a place to live in classified! COUCH and CHAIR, Victorian, beige with floral design. $2,200. COUCH, sectional, chocolate. $1,800. OBO. Both like new. 570-822-7884

744

TABLE antique, large + 4 chairs, 100 years olf, dark wood $45. Broyhill sofa, 91’ floral $190. 570-740-1392

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER dark oak 15 1/2” deep, 5’ h, 4” wide $100. 570-288-3723

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

EDWARDSVILLE

591 Garfield St Saturday, Dec. 17th Starting at 8am

Multi-Family Furniture, household decor, Coach, Power - Wheels & much more!

EDWARDSVILLE Vendor & Craft Market

* 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

EDWARDSVILLE

KITCHEN TABLE round glass, 2 wooden chairs $75. Wooden desk & shelves $50. Living room end table $25. 570-417-3940 745 Main Street, Apartment 5 Dec. 13, 14, & 15 5:30pm - 8:00pm Sun., Dec. 18 12pm-6pm Christmas decorations, plates, glasses, couch, TV stand, stereo, wooden stand. Not Handicapped Accessible.

KITCHEN TABLE, oak, 4 chairs, 42x42 with 17” leaf. like new $100. 570-287-4244 LOVE SEAT, new condition, $165. 570-822-3082

MATTRESS SALE

We Beat All Competitors Prices!

E D WA RDSVILLE Collectors

Mattress Guy

Twin sets: $159 Full sets: $179 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898

SCHOOL DESK, $15. 570-825-5847

412 Autos for Sale

8 Center St. off Middle Rd. Saturday, Dec. 17 7am - 3pm Lots of attic treasures. Everything must go. 570-690-0221

407 Pollock Drive, Brooks Estate Wesley Village

SATURDAY, DEC-17 8:00-4:00

681 Main Street Vendors wanted & space available for crafts. Open every day but Monday. 570-417-1269 570-855-2703

HEADBOARD, oak twin, $50. Oak night stand $50. 570-825-0569

ROCKER swivel recliner made by Lane, burgundy, good condition $10. 570-735-6638

HANOVER TWP.

UPPER ASKAM

JENKINS TWP.

FURNISH FOR LESS

MATTRESS/ BOX SPRING: Brand New. PillowTop Queen Mattress and Box Spring! Still in bags! Must sell! $150. 570-280-9628

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

TRUNDLE BED, complete set, Iron, $50. 570-779-5416

DESK child’s solid oak roll top desk, antique much detail excellent condition $99. 570-675-4617 DINING TABLES 3 wooden dining tables 2 for $20. 1 for $25. Antique dressing table $35. 3 wooden dining chairs $7. each. All i $121. 570-825-3888

Furniture & Accessories

Market Now Open! 681 Main St

FLEAMARKET & BID BOARD

Open Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm 570-718-1182 Minutes from Wilkes-Barre. Antiques, Collectibles, toys & MUCH MORE! Flea Market Spaces Currently Available

412 Autos for Sale

DIRECTIONS: OFF MAIN STREET Entire contents of home including beautiful Mahogany dining room set, Antique oak curve glass china cabinet, nice sofas including one sleeper, bedroom set, two recliners, Candelwick crystal, nice glassware, kitchenware, jewelry, small Sentry Safe, gas grill, kenmore refrigerator, 2005 Buick Lesabre 41,000 miles loaded & much more! CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED!

Sale by Cook & Cook Estate Liquidators www.cookand cookestate liquidators.com

To place your ad Call Toll Free 1-800-427-8649

LAFLIN

65 Laflin Rd Saturday, Dec. 17 8:00 to 3:00 Contents of lovely well maintained home! Beautiful BEST living room suite, TVs tables, lamps, decorator items, kitchen set, water cooler, tons of kitchenware, microwave & cart, day bed, desks, clothing, luggage, 2 bedroom suites, basement & garage items, roller blade equipment, holiday. Too much to list, all prices to sell.

412 Autos for Sale

2012 SUZUKI SX4 AWD CROSSOVER

$$14,900 14,900

MSRP $18,019

SPECIAL

$15,995

10 JE E P L IBE RTY RE N E GA DE S K YS L IDE R 4X4 S tk #111129I

WEDDING DRESSES, 20 new, 30 sleep wear & summer dresses, all for $550. 570 793-8158

Furniture & Accessories

MANAGER’S SPECIAL

$$25,300 25,300

All W heel Drive, 22,688 M iles ...........................................................

347

WALLETS (2) Vera Bradley 1 used once, the other is new but without tags. 1 Vera Bradley Snappy in Riviera Blue, the other is a Pocket Wallet in Java Blue. Sell @verabradley.com for $30. each. Asking $17. each or both for $30. OBO 570-654-6570

744

DECEMBER

$$20,800 20,800

11 RA M DA K OTA BIG HORN CRE W CA B 4X4 10 DODGE JOURN E Y S XT A W D

A S

$

On ly 11,178 M iles , 1 Ow n er, L o ca l T ra d e....................

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

HEATER, Eden Pure Gen 3, Model 1000, used 1 season.Cost $397 new, selling for $200 firm. 570-472-3920

$$29,900 29,900

09 S UBA RU FORRE S TE R L L BE A N A W D

S tk #110930D

N OW

$

$$21,900 21,900

SWEATERS Storybook (Home Shopping) 1x, 2x $25. each. Women’s clothes s-m $2-$10. 570-417-3940

Still time to book your Holiday Party!

09 S UBA RU FORRE S TE R 2.5x A W D

S p ecia l E d itio n W a go n , All Nicely E q u ip p ed , 12,740 M les ............................... S tk #111101A

$$21,900 21,900

11 DODGE GRA N D CA RA V A N M A IN S TRE E T

14,9 00

18,9 00

25,300

$

S tk #110730E

S tk #111123B

S tk #111201B

COAT

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

BOYER’S CATERING Custom menus. Banquet facility at West Wyoming Hose Co. #1 or delivery available!

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JACKET, men’s black leather, never worn, tags on, size XL. $40. 735-6527

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713 N STATE ST., CLARKS SUMMIT, PA • 570-586-6676 • WWW.CHERMAKAUTO.COM M-TH 8-7 • F 8-5 • SAT 8-1 *See dealer for details. Includes $500 rebate and $500 Suzuki Owner Loyalty.

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Pre-Owned Cars

$$19,700 19, 700 $$20,000 20, 000 $$24,400 24, 400

2010 Suzuki Kizashi SE AWD

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Chevrolet 2500 Cargo Van

$$27,900 27, 900

$18,995

$15,995

$21,995

23K Miles

Freshly Serviced

18K Miles

$$17,600 17, 600 $$24,800 24, 800 $$31,700 31, 700

2008 Toyota Tacoma 4x4

2005 Chevrolet Dump TK

$16,995

$18,995

60K Miles

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746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

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WILKES-BARRE SOUTH 94 Oak St

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items. Fenton knickknacks, white milk nub glass, dishes service for 20, some end tables, lamps, 33 records and cabinet, Radios. Holly hobby plates, punch bowl, canister set, some pots, men’s suits & ties, 2x sweaters, women’s faux fur coat 2x, luggage, queen head board & box spring, electric tools, hedge clippers, Plasterman wooden planks - ask to see.

Lots of Christmas!!

Furniture-most all clothing & shoes only 25¢ each. Basement is filled!

Santa’s Coming to Town!

754

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Flea Market & Warehouse Shoppes This Sunday, December 18, between 11am & 1pm, your little ones can have their pictures taken with Santa and emailed to your home! Santa’s Sleigh will be landing at our Flea Market, 1950 Wyoming Avenue (Next to Kurlancheek Furniture & Family Dollar) Come say Hi to Santa and get some last minute shopping done! Rare coins, hats, socks, sports cards, GT Hobby, health & beauty, Antique Gold Jewelry, knickknacks, ex-cd, hot wheel cars, jeans, Sarah’s Toys & more! Maybe you can catch Santa having his second favorite snack, next to cookies & milk, Pananas & Candy Apple Cider (Peanut Butter & Banna Sandwich, deep fried in funnel cake batter, topped with powered sugar, and served with a raspberry chocolate sauce!) Vendors Wanted 570-709-1639

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758 Miscellaneous

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

FLEA MARKET OPEN SPACE YEAR ROUND

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Jewelry

JEWELRY Armoire, flip top with mirror, 3 drawers, side storage, oak finish. $20. 570- 430-9231

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MODEL TRAIN display case 5 shelves 4 sliding glass doors 30 x 96 wall mount custom made excellent condition $450. 570-261-5161

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HUMIDOR by Monte Christo. New. 18”hx 28” l x 14” deep solid wood craftmenship holds 250 + cigars $300. 570.829.2369

750

566 Sales/Business Development

BIRD CAGE (18”w x 18 ‘ d x 24’ h ) $25 Atari comes with 31 games$25. 2 piece syrocco wall planter $25. Christmas village consist of 13 pieces plus accessories $99. 570-814-4315

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674-2646

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570-574-1275

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Coins & Jewelry

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SNOWTHROWER MTD, 21”, single stage with owners manual, good condition, $150. 570-881-7116

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

PAINTBALL GUN 98 custom tippman, 3 co2 tanks, cleaning kit, belt, 3000 paintballs. $100. 570-430-9231 PING PONG TABLE asking $25. Yale Safe, fireproof, 13x17.5 $50. 570-825-5847 STEAM CLEANER/ FLOOR, super power, Euroflex $75. 570-740-1392 TIRES (2) all season, 205x60x16, good tread $25. each. 570-457-7854

TRUCK CAP - FREE Chevy Silverado 8 ft. pickup truck cap, garnet red. 570-479-6889 WHEELS & Tire Set (4) 5 spoke with mounted tires for Ford Windstar P21565R16 $250. 570-696-2212

762

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KEYBOARD Casio 76 full size keys, power adapter, stand, cover, books and box, excellent condition $99. 570-675-4617 ORGAN, electric Conn, bench, 1 pedal & foot pedals, beautiful condition $300. 287-4244

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Maintenance Electrical Technician Sapa Extruder, Inc. is looking for a skilled and experienced Maintenance Electrician with a strong background in hydraulics, programmable controls and electrical facets of plant maintenance activities. The opening is on 2nd shift. The successful candidate must possess the ability to diagnose and repair electrical/hydraulic problems, trouble-shoot electrical problems and knowledge of industrial hydraulics. A minimum of four years experience in a plant or comparable environment is required. We offer an outstanding benefits package. If qualified, send a resume with salary requirements to:

Sapa Extruder, Inc. 330 Elmwood Avenue Mountain Top, PA 18707 Attn: Human Resources teresa.mandzak@sapagroup.com E.O.E. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

762

Musical Instruments

ORGAN: Hammond Spinet Organ Model #7182. FREE FOR THE TAKING 570-474-5683

PIANO

Upright, Whitman. Free. Good condition, needs tuning. Must pickup. 570-288-4242

766

Office Equipment

DESKS & COPIER, very good condition. FREE - MUST GO! 570-690-3840 or 570-655-6670

768

Personal Electronics

GPS: Garmin NUVI 265T Works Excellent. Bluetooth enabled. Includes: Wall Charger, car charger, Suction cup mount , Dashboard mount, USB cable. $60 570-824-9831 EXT. 336 Chris

770

Photo Equipment

COLLECTOR Kodak camera holder 1960’s $35. 570-740-1392

774

Restaurant Equipment

SLICER

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776 Sporting Goods CANNONDALE Multisport 1000 with aerobars, aluminum design, never used, approximate 3 years old, paid over $1000 sell for $400. 570-735-3940 POOL TABLE LIGHT, Coors shaped like race car $250. Pool table light Molson $200.570.237.0549 SKIS/SKI BOOTS/ SKI POLES: SKISRossignol Rebel 177 with Salomon Series 7 bindings. $65. SKI BOOTSSalomon Optima 8.1 Exp. Mens size 8 $30. SKI POLES- $5. All items in very good condition. 570-287-1025 TREADMILL Sportcraft electric, very goodcondition Folds for easy storage &transporting.Pulse mode, calorie burn,programmed time & distance, safety key, + manual mode. $65. OBO. 570-654-6570

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

for Your Gold, Silver, Scrap Jewelry, Sterling Flatware, Diamonds, Old High School Rings, Foreign & American Paper Money & Coins. WE WILL BEAT PRICES! We Buy Tin and Iron Toys, Vintage Coke Machines, Vintage Brass, Cash Registers, Old Costume Jewelry, Slot Machines, Lionel Trains & Antique Firearms. IF YOU THINK IT’S OLD BRING IT IN, WE WILL GIVE YOU A PRICE. COME SEE US AT 134 RTE. 11, Larksville 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

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WANTED JEWELRY

TELEVISION: 13” Color Magnavox TV. Great picture. $20. 570-288-7905

FISHER PRICE SETS Jungle/Zoo and Carnival. Complete and in excellent condition. Pre-school toys. $25 for both. 570-735-2694 MATCH BOX miniature collectibles (4) trucks - $35 570-814-4315 TRAIN SET: LGB 72423 Santa Fe starter train set. New $250. 570-829-0963

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MARIO KART WII never opened $35. Gilmore Girls DVD complete 2 & 3 season $15 each. Grey’s Anatomy DVD complete second season $15. The Sims 2 PC game $15.417-3940

(570)48GOLD8 (570)484-6538 Mon-Sat 10am -6pm Closed Sundays

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

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BOSTON TERRIERS

A.K.C. Registered. 7.5 weeks old. 2 males. 3 females. Beautifully marked. Parents on premises. $350/each 570-833-5262 Make perfect stocking stuffers!

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6 months old Vet certified & shots $250/each 570-648-8613

CHOW PUPPIES Sweet, affectionate, loving puppies. Second shots & papers. $500/each. 570-466-2252

CHRISTMAS SHI-TZUS! Adorable puppies! Will be ready for Christmas! $550 570-401-3004

BEAR CREEK

$199,000 - 2 Story 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home with 30x60 Commercial Garage on 9 acres in Franklin Township. Call Cindy King 570-690-2689 www.cindykingre.com

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PEKINGESE

AKC. Male. White. 7 months old. (570) 752-7066 PITBULL/SHEPHERD Mix, FREE, male, 10 months old, brindle color, housebroken, very obedient, great with children, Catholic blessed. 570-825-4315 570-793-4929

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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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AVOCA

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

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 BACK MOUNTAIN

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

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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

Beautiful 5 bedroom, 2.2 baths & FANTASTIC “Great Room” with built in bar, private brick patio, hot tub & grills! 4 car garage with loft + attached 2 car garage. Situated on over 6 acres of privacy overlooking Francis Slocum with a great view of the lake! Lots of extras & the kitchen is out of this world! MLS#11-3131 $625,000 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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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BACK MOUNTAIN Call Jane Kopp Real Estate 288-7481 1215 Mountain Rd. Well maintained ranch home set on 2 acres with apple trees on property. This home offers 3 bedrooms, sunroom & enclosed porch. Lower level with brick fireplace. 2 car garage. $172,500 MLS# 11-2436 Call Geri 570-696-0888

BACK MOUNTAIN

Cape Cod, with detached 2 car garage on 2 acres of country living! Dallas School District. $137,500 MLS# 11-4446 Call Christine Kutz Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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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

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PET SITTING in your home! Also offer mid-day walks while you are at work. Reasonable rates! Call for more information: 570592-5362 or email: petsittertech@ gmail.com

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

DALLAS

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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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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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211 Hillside One Enjoy the comforts & amenities of living in a beautifully maintained townhouse, 3/4 Bedrooms, family room with fireplace out to deck. Bright & airy kitchen, finished lower level, Tennis, Golf & Swimming are yours to enjoy & relax. Maintenance free living. PRICE REDUCED! $210,000 MLS# 10-1221 Call Geri 570-696-0888

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Wyoming County Home with 30 Acres

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

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Open floor plan, raised ranch. Newly rebuilt in 2009. Located in nice neighborhood close to everything! MLS# 11-2928 $109,500 Call Christine Kutz Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 DALLAS DISTRICT

SCHOOL

100% Financing Wooded and private Bi-Level in Dallas School District. This home features 1 Car Garage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 3/4 Bath and nice updates. Plenty of room on your private 2 acre lot.100% USDA Financing Eligible. Call for details. REDUCED PRICE $166,000 Call Cindy King 570-690-2689 www.cindykingre.com

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DALLAS School District

100% Financing Wooded and private Bi-Level in Dallas School District. This home features 1 car garage, 3 bedrooms, 1 3/4 bath and nice updates. Plenty of room on your private 2 acre lot. 100% USDA Financing Eligible. Call for details.

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DUPONT

DURYEA

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

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Education/ Training

Education/ Training

548 Medical/Health

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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542

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542

McLane, a $28 billion supply chain services leader, is looking for qualified Class A Drivers to become part of our valued team. McLane’s uniformed drivers are well recognized and trusted throughout the U.S. for their knowledge, accuracy, and professionalism.

Do you have what it takes to help drive our team? Class A Drivers

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At least 1 year nursing experience In SNF/LTC facility preferred

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CNAS Full Time 7-3, 3-11 & 11-7 Part Time 3-11 & 11-7 At least 1 year experience In SNF/LTC facility preferred

Candidate should have three to five years of purchasing experience with strong negotiation skills in both written and verbal communication. Candidate must be able to utilize Oracle software work flow process; requisition, purchase order, receiving, invoice and inventory. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft, Word and Excel. Candidate must be extremely organized, detail oriented, highly motivated, team oriented and able to work in a fast paced environment. Must have the ability to handle multiple projects and maintain and enhance relationships with new and existing customers and vendors.

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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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