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Package assures employees avoid paying $80 more each month in Social Security taxes

Congress gives OK to extension

resentatives — will assure that the average employee will avoid WASHINGTON — Congress paying $80 a month more in Soon Friday quickly and quietly ap- cial Security taxes after Jan. 1. proved a two-month extension of The rate for employees will rethe Social Security payroll tax main at the 2011 level of 4.2 percut, ending a week of rancor and cent. But if no action is taken before Feb. 29, it will assuring that more than 160 million The rate for employ- rise to 6.2 percent. Congress’ agreepeople will avoid a ees will remain at ment, reached Thurs2 percentage point day after rebellious payroll tax increase the 2011 level of 4.2 percent. House Republicans next year. abandoned their bid But the calm, for a one-year deal becollegial legislative day was deceptive. When law- fore Jan. 1, also continues curmakers return in January, they’ll rent payment rates for Medicare remain far apart on agreeing to a physicians, which otherwise would have dropped by 27.4 perlonger-term deal. The package approved Friday AP PHOTO — a major victory for President See TAXES, Page 14A Barack Obama and a setback for President Barack Obama signs the payroll tax cut extension, Republicans in the House of Rep- INSIDE: Lawmakers react, Page 14A Friday in the White House Oval Office in Washington. By DAVID LIGHTMAN McClatchy Newspapers

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Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not start today when the Steelers face the St. Louis Rams. Roethlisberger is dealing with a sprained left ankle and did not practice this week following a 20-3 loss to Roethlisberger San Francisco on Monday. He will be replaced by veteran Charlie Batch, who is 4-2 as a spot starter since joining the Steelers in 2003. Sports, 1B

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hat could be more appropriate on Christmas weekend than Santa Claus waving to folks driving around Public Square in Wilkes-Barre? Maybe there wasn’t any snow, but few things spark happy feelings in harried workers and shoppers more than a big smile and a cheery wave from a white-bearded gent in a red suit.

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Mountain in Scranton, where seven of 26 trails are snow-covWhile many of us will be relax- ered. Heidi Lutz, at Blue Mouning on the holiday weekend, tain Ski Area in Palmersnowmaking machines at area ton, said typically by now ski slopes will be working 80 percent of the mounovertime trying to make up for tain’s 39 trails are what’s so far been a warm, open. As of Friday, a rainy month of December. little more than The snow makers have 25 percent were. been idle much of the “We’re doing month as temperatures everything we have been well above possibly can,” average – with the merLutz said. She said cury rising into the 60s mountains can make some days. snow only when temLocal ski resort operperatures drop below ators have made due by 32 for an extended pefocusing the snow makriod of time. And that’s ing process on certain not really happened this trails while letting othmonth. According to the er trails remain green. National Weather Ser“We’re trying to vice, the average tempermaintain what we have ature for the month has open,” said been 37 degrees. The Mark Verrasnormal for December is tro, general 30.6 degrees. Only manager at Sno

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Natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale has boosted Pennsylvania’s economy, but it’s also led to soaring rents and the displacement of people who can’t afford to stay in their homes any longer. And the housing problems experienced mostly in Northern Tier counties where drilling is occurring are starting to spill over into Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. So says a recent study by the Institute of Public Policy and Economic Development, which operates from offices in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. To read the “Due to the in- study, visit flux of gas workers www.times from other states, leader.com there is a shortage of rental units. In addition, because these workers tend to earn more than local residents,theyarewillingtopayhigher rents,” said Teri Ooms, executive director of the institute. “The result has been a rent increase of 100 to 150 percent and current tenants being forced to move out while gas workers move in,” Ooms said. In Bradford County, for example, only 85 percent of Section 8 housing vouchers for low-income families are being used, meaning 15 percent of program participants can’t find any affordable housing. Social service issues also have surfaced. One Bradford County agency is supporting 40 working families that could not afford rent increases. Nearly 20 children were recently taken from their families because of below-standard living conditions (such as living in a car)

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WILKES-BARRE – For most people a 2 percent paycheck boost via the federal payroll tax cut – renewed for two months Friday – is a drop in the bucket. But when the bucket looks empty, every drop counts. “I didn’t know about it,” cab driver Robert LaBarre said of the payroll tax cut that was set to expire at the end of the year without action by federal legislators, action that caused much political theater before Congress agreed to

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The mild weather has made operations at Sno Mountain rough. At left, an unidentified snowboarder finshes a run.

one day has seen a high temperature below the freezing mark – and that was 31 degrees on Dec. 18. Verrastro said all of the region’s ski resorts are in the same position.

“We’re all in no man’s land waiting for the weather to break and stay broken,” he said.


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Second Mile insurer doesn’t want to pay Federal Insurance Co. goes to court in case of child abuse suspect Jerry Sandusky. By TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER tmorgan@timesleader.com

SCRANTON – An insurance company for The Second Mile charity has asked a federal judge to declare that it is not responsible to pay for criminal defense or any civil judgments that might be entered against Gerald Sandusky for his alleged sexual abuse of children. An attorney for Federal Insurance Company of New Jersey filed a lawsuit Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle Dis-

trict of Pennsylvania. The suit seeks to deny coverage to Sandusky, arguing that his alleged acts were not committed Sandusky in his capacity as an employee of The Second Mile, a charity he founded in 1977. The suit also claims the company can deny coverage because the sexual abuse allegations against Sandusky conflict with Pennsylvania’s “public policy” against child sexual abuse. Sandusky, a former assistant football coach for Penn State University, was indicted by a state-

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and filling them with other merchandise when he was confronted by employees. The man fled the store before police arHANOVER TWP. – Police rived. reported the following: • Wayne Middleton, of Lynd• John Grohol of East Northwood Avenue, reported Friday ampton Street, Wilkes-Barre an unknown person smashed a reported the passenger side door of his vehicle was damaged window on his vehicle on Rowe while it was parked in the Sallie Street. A sledgehammer head was found at the scene, police Mae lot on Thursday. said. • A man attempted to steal • Copper water pipes were merchandise from the Family Dollar store on Carey Avenue on stolen from a vacant house for sale on Wyoming Street beThursday night. The man was taking the contents out of boxes tween Thursday and Friday.

wide grand jury in November on charges that he sexually abused 10 boys over a number of years. He is also facing a lawsuit filed in Philadelphia County Court by one of his alleged victims. It’s expected that other alleged victims also will file suit. The lawsuit, known as a declaratory action, asks a judge to review Federal’s policy with The Second Mile and make a legal determination as to whether it must pay attorney fees related to Sandusky’s defense of the criminal charges, as well as the defense and any judgment that might be entered in the civil case. According the suit, Federal insured The Second Mile under a policy that is in effect from April

1, 2011 to April 1, 2012. The policy provided liability coverage for all charity employees who commit a “wrongful act,” which it defined as “any error, misstatement, misleading statement, act, omission, neglect, breach of duty (or) personal injury.” The policy contained several exclusions, including if the insured person committed a “deliberately fraudulent act or omission or any willful violation of a statute or regulation,” the suit says. While acknowledging Sandusky was an “insured person” under the policy, Federal contends he is not entitled to coverage because the alleged child sexual abuse was not committed in his capac-

ity as an employee of the charity. Federal further contends that providing coverage to Sandusky would be “unlawful” because to cover claims arising for sexual abuse of children is “repugnant” to Pennsylvania public policy. “Pennsylvania courts have found that a person who sexually abuses a minor should not expect his insurance to cover his misconduct, particularly where the average insured purchasing insurance would cringe at the very suggestion that he was paying for coverage arising out of sexual abuse of a child,” the suit says. Sandusky will have an opportunity to respond to the complaint. A federal judge will issue a ruling at a later date.

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MUNICIPAL BRIEFS FORTY FORT – Parking permits for 2012 are now on sale at the borough building. The permit is to allow parking on borough streets between the hours of 2 to 5 a.m. Permits cost $20 and are good from this date through Dec. 31, 2012. The make, model, year and license plate of the vehicle are needed along with the owner’s information. No permits will be issued without all of this

information. Parking permits are not transferable from one vehicle to another. If ownership of the vehicle is relinquished during the year, another permit must be issued for that vehicle. Every car parking on the streets of the borough between the hours of 2 to 5 a.m. must display a parking permit. For short-term parking, a temporary permit is available for $2 a night. Parking tickets will be issued for violations of the parking ordinance.

Etta James is hospitalized The Associated Press

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Etta James’ longtime manager says the terminally ill blues singer has been hospitalized after experiencing difficulty breathing. Lupe De Leon says James’ family is with her at a Southern California hospital where she was taken earlier this week. De Leon, who has been James’

manager for 30 years, says the singer is “in pretty bad shape” but it remains unknown whether she will be able to be released. He says James was taken to the hospital on Wednesday evening and is on a breathing apparatus. James’ doctor recently announced that the “At Last” singer has been diagnosed with terminal leukemia.

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LOS ANGELES — Investigators once thought the “Geezer Bandit” was at least 60 years old. Now they’re not so sure — unless

he discovered the Fountain of Youth after his most recent holdup, when he was seen sprinting across a parking lot. Witnesses also said he might have been wearing a mask. The new evidence suggests the elderly-looking thief may not be in the sunset of his life after all but rather a younger person trying to throw authorities off his

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A car reported stolen in Wilkes-Barre was involved in a multi-vehicle crash Friday night on Route 11 in Larksville in front of Pete Broody Tires. The 2002 Lincoln LS sedan and a sport utility vehicle came to rest near a utility pole outside the business. The owner of the car told police two men stole it after he was pistol whipped by one of them Thursday night on Park Avenue. No further details were available.

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trail. The robber has struck 16 banks, stretching from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, during the past two years. He also has become somewhat of a celebrity in Southern California, with his face printed on T-shirts, trick-or-treaters imitating him and more than 12,000 people liking him on a Facebook page.

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WILKES-BARRE – What looked like discarded tissues among the coins and dollar bills stuffed inside a Salvation Army holiday collection kettle turned out to be two diamond earrings carefully wrapped in the crumpled paper. Capt. Patty Richwine found the jewelry in the kettle Thursday as she filled in for one of the volunteers who was unable to count the donations at the organization’s offices on South Pennsylvania Avenue. “I had them appraised. They’re worth $750,” Richwine said Friday as she held out her hand and pulled back the tissue paper to show them. Last year two diamond engagement rings were deposited in one of the kettles placed outside stores and businesses throughout the Wyoming Valley for the organization’s holiday fundraising campaign. “One of them was sold for $300,” said Richwine “I guess we’ll do the same, sell them,” she said of the earrings that had been placed in a kettle outside the Walmart

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A Salvation Army leader found these diamond earrings in a collection kettle on Thursday.

“Were they really truly a gift to the Salvation Army or did somebody mess up?” Capt. Patty Richwine Salvation Army

store in Wilkes-Barre Township. But before the Salvation Army benefits from the proceeds of the sale, Richwine said she might have to deal with questions about whether the earrings were mistakenly disposed of by someone. “Were they really truly a

gift to the Salvation Army or did somebody mess up?” she wondered. In the meantime, the gold and diamond earrings are kept in a safe place. Richwine was straightening the dollar bills donors folded and stuffed through the slot in the top of the kettle when she pulled out the first piece of tissue. “Look at this,” she recalled saying to the others counting donations as she pulled apart the paper to reveal an earring. “I said, ‘I wonder if the other one’s in here,’” she added. Soon enough she found the other one similarly wrapped.

New evidence has California investigators questioning age of ‘Geezer Bandit’ Elderly-looking thief may be younger person trying to throw authorities off his trail.

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WILKES-BARRE – A Kingston woman charged in a deadly hitand-run accident in June was released from the county prison Thursday after a bail posting WILKES-BARRE – A man hearing. sentenced to 11 to 22 years in Karen McCann, 33, also known prison in the beating of a Plyas Karen McGill, was released mouth man has asked a judge to pending other detainers, on a either reduce his sentence or $50,000 bail. award him a new trial. McCann is charged with homEric R. Hogan, 48, of Hill icide by motor vehicle while drivStreet, said in court papers filed ing under the influence, accidents Friday by his attorney, Thomas Cometa, that the sentence handed involving death, driving under the influence, driving with a suspenddown to him last week was not ed license and several traffic viowarranted because no actual lations in the June 30 death of burglary occurred and because 64-year-old Aloysius McLaughlin. there was not enough evidence Luzerne County Judge Tina presented at the time of his OctoPolachek Gartley said McCann ber trial to convict him of the must wear a SCRAM – Secure crimes. Hogan was sentenced on charg- Continuous Remote Alcohol es of burglary, aggravated assault, Monitor – bracelet and obtain employment within 30 days. simple assault and reckless enAccording to court papers, dangerment Prosecutors say Hogan assault- police said that on June 30 McCann was driving a Chevrolet ed Donald C. Skiff, of Plymouth, Trailblazer that struck and killed causing severe head injuries. McLaughlin, a landscaper workShortly after the attack, Skiff was ing in front of a home at 173 Third listed in unstable condition after Ave., Kingston. Prosecutors said his heart had stopped twice. Hogan asks for either a reduced McCann had cocaine and prescripsentence, vacated sentence or new tion medications in her system when the accident happened. trial.

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But the bandit may be slipping. On Dec. 2, after pulling out a handgun and threatening to shoot a teller, he became disoriented when a security dye-pack exploded as he was leaving the bank, authorities said. Video surveillance shows he tried to grab the money and his belongings then ran away and wasn’t caught.

A day planner used to conceal the gun was recovered and is being examined by investigators, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. After seeing the video of the spry robber and hearing witness accounts that he might have worn a mask and gloves, authorities are rethinking their theory about him.

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Loss of two out of three outside tenants deals a severe blow and forces owner of Luzerne Products to look to government

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Author, educator and human relations expert Crystal Kuykendall will be keynote speaker for the 21st annual Diversity Institute Dinner presented Feb. 16 by The Misericordia University Diversity Institute’s Office of Inclusive Excellence. Author of several books including bestsellers “From Rage to Hope: Reclaiming Kuykendall Black and Hispanic Students’’ in 1992 and “From Rage to Hope II’’ in 2004, Kuykendall has been described as a critical thinker, analyst, motivator and mentor. Appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the National Advisory Council on Continuing Education, she served as council chairperson from 1979-81. Ebony Magazine named her one of the “50 Leaders of the Future’’ in 1979. The dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. in Rooms 216-218 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall on campus. To register, call 674-1483. For more information about the Diversity Institute, log on to www.misericordia.edu/diversity or call 674-1483.

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Plains complex seeks flood aid training facility owned by the company, was also extensively damaged and will not be rebuilt, Bell said. That leaves Ideal Sleeve, a shrink rap printing and processing company, as the only outside tenant. The building, located on Courtright Street, was flooded with 6 feet of water in some areas, Bell said. That’s about 4 feet more than it received during the 1972 Agnes Flood. The building was among numerous commercial structures that were damaged by the flood. Jim Brozena, executive director of the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority, said com-

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A work crew cleans up the Luzerne Products complex in Plains Township after the September flooding. The complex received 6 feet of water in some areas, 4 more than in the Agnes Flood of 1972, the owner says.

PLAINS TWP. – The owner of the Luzerne Products commercial complex said he plans to submit an application seeking to have the structure added to a federal buyout program for flood-prone properties in light of the damage caused by flooding of the Susquehanna River in September. Stuart Bell, president of Luzerne Products, said the flood caused the complex to lose its largest tenant, General Services Administration, which leased roughly half of the 230,000square-foot building to store Social Security Administration records. Plainsville Sports, a multi-sport See AID, Page 9A

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Diversified Search out of Philadelphia will conduct the search for the new president of the Commonwealth Medical College. Lois Margaret Nora, M.D., has been serving as interim president since May and she will not apply for the permanent position, said Anne Green, TCMC spokeswoman. Green said the search will begin after Jan. 1. Green said Nora intends to return to Ohio, where she served as president emeritus of Northeast Ohio Medical University. Nora took over at TCMC in May when Robert D’Alessandri, M.D., the first dean and president of TCMC, resigned in April. Green said the TCMC board hopes to fill the position by July. WILKES-BARRE

Officials will be sworn in

Mayor Thomas M. Leighton and city council will be sworn-in to their new terms in a ceremony on Jan. 3 at 5 p.m. in the lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square. Councilmen Bill Barrett (District D) and Mike Merritt (District E) were re-elected to new terms in the general election held on Nov. 8. George Brown (District A), Tony George (District B), and Maureen Lavelle (District C) were elected to their first terms on city council. City council members each serve a four-year term. Leighton served 12 years on city council before he was elected Leighton mayor first in 2003 and again in 2007. This will be his third term as the city’s chief executive. The swearing-in ceremony is open to the public. WILKES-BARRE

City postponing services

The city of Wilkes-Barre reminds all city residents that Monday is a holiday and all non-emergency city services including garbage and recycling collection are postponed until Tuesday. The city would ask all residents to refrain from putting out their garbage and recyclables until Monday after 5 p.m. out of respect for their neighbors and in observance of the Christmas holiday. HARRISBURG

Relief groups in compliance

State Auditor General Jack Wagner said audits revealed three Luzerne County Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Associations were in compliance with the law. The Harding, Hazleton and Jenkins Township associations were audited for the period covering Jan. 1, 208 to Dec. 31, 2009. The associations are nonprofit organizations separate from fire companies and are created to provide financial protection to volunteer firefighters who suffer misfortune as a result of the participation in the fire service, according to the auditor general’s office. The associations receive state aid from a 2-percent state tax on fire insurance purchased by state residents from insurance companies incorporated outside Pennsylvania.

Consolidation of area Catholic parishes is putting pressure on churches this weekend. By CAMILLE FIOTI Times Leader Correspondent

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Bumper-to-bumper traffic makes its way into the Wyoming Valley Mall area of Wilkes-Barre Township on Friday afternoon. Analysts see plenty of automobile travel on area roads this weekend despite higher gasoline prices.

More hitting roads for holiday About 25 percent of the people in the Wilkes-Barre area will be going somewhere, the AAA says.

of Wilkes-Barre-area residents, just over 97,000 people, plan to travel during the upcoming 11-day holiday travel season,” said Jenny M. Robinson, another AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman. “The year-end holidays By ANDREW M. SEDER offer an extended period for travel to aseder@timesleader.com visit family and friends or take a Those traveling for the holiday vacation.” Automobile travel remains the preweekend will encounter lots of traffic, little snow and the highest gas ferred mode of transportation for year-end holiday trekkprices on record on ers with over 88,000 Christmas Day. The high gas prices people or 91 percent of At $3.27, the average travelers from the price per gallon eclipses cap off a record-setWilkes-Barre area taking the old Christmas Day ting year for fuel high of $3.11 set last costs. The price of gas to the roadways in the coming weeks. That’s a year, according to Jana in 2011 has averaged 1.8 percent increase Tidwell, spokeswoman $3.52 both locally and from the end-of-year for AAA Mid-Atlantic. Even with those pric- nationally, the highest 2010 holiday travel season. es, AAA still projects a annual average ever. Higher airfares and 1.2 percent increase in fees have led to a prothe number of WilkesBarre area residents expected to ven- jected 8.4 percent dip in Wilkesture at least 50 miles from home Barre-area residents flying for the holidays this year. Only 6 percent of the over the holiday season. “Despite slow economic recovery and high gas prices, over 25 percent See TRAVEL, Page 9A

People fill up their gas tanks before the holiday weekend. The current average price per gallon eclipses the old Christmas Day high of $3.11 set last year. Still, AAA projects more area residents will travel at least 50 miles from home for Christmas.

Telephone scams on rise in area, police warn Arrest threats and prize notifications costing unwary locals money. By EDWARD LEWIS elewis@timesleader.com

KINGSTON – A woman was swindled out of $1,000 when she was threatened with fines by a man identifying himself as an agent with the “Drug Enforcement Agency,” Police Chief Keith Keiper said. Keiper said the phone call was definitely a scam and warned other residents to be cautious of bogus solicitations and threats. Other police departments

have reported similar phone scams in recent weeks. Duryea police said three residents on the same day earlier this month received phone calls that sought payment for a prize or personal information. A resident in the 500 block of Phoenix Street told Duryea police she received a call from someone asking about her Medicare account information. A resident in the 400 block of Phoenix Street claimed he received a call claiming his niece was in jail in Canada and needed $7,200 for bail. Police spoke to the caller, who hung up. A third Duryea resident in the 100 block of Dickson

Street reported she was contacted by a male with a Middle Eastern accent who claimed she won $1 million but needed to send money to have the prize transferred to her. A Wilkes-Barre woman in November was cheated out of $300 she wired to what she believed was a credit collection agency in California. In the latest scam, Keiper said the woman reported on Monday she wired $1,000 after a man claimed he was an agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency in Washington, D.C. Keiper said the man told the woman she faced being arrested for illegally purchasing narcotics

from another country. “She sent money to this guy,” Keiper said. “We contacted the DEA in Scranton. It’s a scam all the way. If they say ‘Drug Enforcement Agency,’ it should be a red flag. It’s the Drug Enforcement Administration.” The real DEA sent out a notice in October warning the public about callers posing as DEA special agents. The impostors prey on people who, in most cases, purchased narcotics over the Internet or by telephone, and say such a purchase is illegal. The fake agents instruct the victim to wire money or face arrest.

Being a part of a blended family creates special challenges during the holiday season. Due to the closings and consolidations of churches within the Diocese of Scranton Diocese in the last few years, making sure there are enough seats during Christmas services has also created some challenges for blended parishes. St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in Kingston welcomed members of the former St. Hedwig’s and St. Mary’s Annunciation churches, which closed in 2008 and 2009, respectively, into its parish. To accommodate the crowds on Christmas Eve last year, folding chairs were set up in the aisles of the church and also in the basement. The Mass was videotaped live and those who sat in the basement could view the service on a large screen. “We anticiSince St. Ignatius now has three priests, pate a the parish will hold large three 4 p.m. Masses today. In addition to a crowd, but service at the church we think on Maple Avenue, 4 we can p.m. services will be held at the parish’s sis- accommoter church, St. Ann’s date Chapel on Hoyt Street and Loveland Avenue, them.” and an additional serRev. Kevin vice is set for the Good Mulhern Shepherd Academy Pastor gym. Masses at 5:30 and 10 will also be held in the church tonight. Christmas Day services will be held at St. Ann’s Chapel at 7 and 10:30 a.m. This is the first year roughly 600 families won’t be celebrating Christmas in their beloved Sacred Heart of Jesus/St. John the Evangelist parish, which closed in June. The church consolidated with Holy Saviour,which had a membership of 400 families, and St. Stanislaus, with 200 families, in Wilkes-Barre and formed a new parish, now called St. Andre Bessette. The Rev. Kenneth Seegar, pastor of the St. Andre Bessette Parish, said he doesn’t anticipate a larger than normal crowd for the Christmas services as each church can accommodate its members comfortably. Christmas Eve services will be held at Holy Saviour at 4 p.m. and at St. Stanislaus Kostka at 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Mass will be held at St. Stanislaus at 8:30 a.m. and Holy Saviour at 10:30 a.m. “We anticipate a large crowd, but we think we can accommodate them,” said the Rev. Kevin Mulhern, pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in WilkesBarre. The parish was formed when the diocese linked the former St. Casimir’s in Lyndwood, Hanover Township, with St. Aloysius in 2007. St. Aloysius is the worship location for the parish and will hold 4 and 10 p.m. services today. Christmas Day Masses will be held at 9 and 11 a.m.


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Poland’s former President Lech Walesa and Poland’s opposition leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, from left, walk past the coffin during the state funeral of former Czech President Vaclav Havel in the St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday. Havel was the leader of the peaceful anticommunist ‘Velvet Revolution.’ He died Sunday, Dec. 18, at age 75.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Heavy snow from a winter storm blanketed parts of the West on Friday, stranding motorists throughout New Mexico, and delaying holiday travelers who were trying to fly in and out of Albuquerque and Denver. The snow and high winds struck the region Thursday and forced dozens of drivers off Interstate 40 after severe condi-

tions made driving near impossible in western New Mexico. “If you don’t have (fourwheel drive) and you just have two-wheel ... you’re either going to spin or stay stuck,” stranded motorist Tarquin Wilding told KOAT-TV while in Grants, N.M., on his way to Santa Fe. By Friday morning, the National Weather Service reported that Grants and parts of western New Mexico had been slammed with more than a foot of snow. A winter storm warning remained in effect for the state through Friday afternoon, but meteorologists said the snow wasn’t expected to clear up until the weekend.

Dozens of vehicles sit along the side of a highway in Rio Rancho, N.M., waiting for authorities to reopen U.S. 550 on Friday. Another blast of winter weather has socked New Mexico, closing parts of major highways and canceling flights for holiday travelers.

Some parts of the state saw 16 inches as state and local police responded to dozens of minor accidents. No major injuries were reported. The New Mexico Department of Transportation closed parts of I-40 around Albuquerque and in eastern New Mexico because of poor driving conditions due to ice and heavy winds. Large portions of I-25 from Truth or Consequences to Las Cruces, and I-10 in western New Mexico also were closed, and authorities were urging motorists to seek shelter in hotels. El Paso, Texas, residents awoke to snow covered roads and yards Friday.

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he Justice Department is rejecting T South Carolina’s voter ID law, saying it makes it harder for minorities to

vote. Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez said Friday that South Carolina’s law didn’t meet the burden under the Voting Rights Act. He says tens of thousands of minorities in South Carolina may be unable to cast ballots under the law because they don’t have the right identification. The Justice Department must approve changes to South Carolina’s election laws because of the state’s failure in the past to protect the voting rights of blacks.

State-run TV said the al-Qaida terrorist network was possibly to blame for first bombings. By ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE Associated Press

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School district lays off 141

The Philadelphia School District is cutting loose 141 employees just before Christmas in layoffs it calls “unavoidable.” The layoff notices going out Friday are the result of $15 million in cuts announced by the district in December as it tries to cut a $629 million budget deficit. Forty-seven of the workers laid off are school nurses. The remainder are also nonteaching positions. District spokesman Fernando Gallard says the layoffs are necessary to help stabilize the district’s financial situation. Philadelphia Federation of Teachers President Jerry Jordan says the union will try to fight the layoffs. WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND

More quakes rock city

Christchurch was still shaking on Christmas Eve, with seismologists logging 13 sizeable earthquakes overnight, hours after the shattered city in New Zealand was rocked by a swarm of massive tremors. The largest, of magnitude-5.1, struck at 6:37 a.m. Saturday. Mayor Bob Parker said, however, that damage to the city, already devastated by a series of quakes over the last 16 months, appeared to be minimal. Nine shakes in three-and-a-half hours, including a magnitude-6, on Friday brought down buildings already damaged by a series of devastating tremors, cut power supplies, blocked streets with mud floods and toppled rocks from suburban hillsides. More than 180 people died in a 6.3 shake in February, and although paramedics reported treating 60 people and hospital emergency centers had an influx of patients, most were suffering shock or panic trauma and had not been injured by falling debris, news reports said.

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pc. John Lundy, right, and Spc. Matthew Sturgill, obscured, leap into the arms of Pfc. Devin Horton, left, on Friday at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh, Ind., as 109 members of the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry, U.S. Army National Guard, prepare to board a bus home to Kentucky and join their families for the holidays. Among the last soldiers to leave Iraq, the men arrived at Camp Atterbury on Wednesday. The U.S. military announced last week that the last American troops have left Iraq as the nearly nine-year war ends and the Iraqi government faces the difficult task of rebuilding the war-torn nation and dealing with sectarian and political violence. Guard and Reserve troops played major roles in the war.

Air Jordans spur frenzy, fights SEATTLE — The release of Nike’s retro Air Jordans caused a frenzy at stores across the nation early Friday, with hundreds of people lining up for a chance to buy the classic basketball shoes and rowdy crowds breaking down doors and starting fights in at least two cities. Police used pepper spray on about 20 people at a mall near Seattle, while officers arrested at least four unruly shoppers in suburban Atlanta. People started gathering around midnight at four stores in the Westfield Southcenter mall in suburban Seattle for a chance to buy the shoes, which retail for $180 a pair, Tukwila Officer Mike Murphy said. The crowd grew to more than 1,000 people by 4 a.m., when the stores opened, he said. “Around 3 (a.m.) there started to be some fighting and pushing among the customers,” he said. “Around 4, it started

An Arkansas woman finally has proof that she bought her mother a Christmas gift last year. The package Mary Beth Mauldin sent via the United States Postal Service last December finally arrived in Florida on Dec. 16 — one year and six days after it was mailed from Greenbrier, Ark. The Vero Beach Press Journal reports Mauldin visited the post office numerous times over the past year to try to track the package. The box contained a gift card and a flannel nightgown for her mother, Mary Lou Shelton. The women got an apology from post office officials, who say they aren’t sure what caused the delay.

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to get pretty unruly and officers sprayed pepper spray on a few people who were fighting, and that seemed to do the trick to break them up.” No injuries were reported, although some people suffered cuts or scrapes

from fights. One man was arrested for assault after authorities say he pushed an officer. “He did not get his shoes; he went to jail,” Murphy said.

France offers to pay for removal of faulty breast-implants

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Kristopher Rush, 14, shows off the Nike Air Jordan shoes he got for Christmas from his parents Friday outside the Lafayette Square Mall in Indianapolis, where he waited in line with his father and brother for over three hours. The release of the sneakers caused a frenzy.

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The silicone-gel implants are made elsewhere in Europe and South America but are not sold in the U.S.

By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press

PARIS — France took the costly and unprecedented step Friday of offering to pay for 30,000 women to have their breast implants removed because of mounting fears the products could rupture and leak cheap, industrial-grade silicone into the body.

Tens of thousands of other women elsewhere in Europe and in South America have the same French-made implants, but authorities there have so far refused to follow suit. The silicone-gel implants in question are not sold in the U.S. Over the past week, the safety fears have created a public furor over something usually

kept private, even in France. Women whose own families didn’t know they had their breasts enlarged marched on Paris to demand more attention to worries about what might be happening inside them. Images of leaky, blubbery implants and women having mammograms have been splashed on French TV.

DAMASCUS, Syria — Two car bombers blew themselves up Friday outside the heavily guarded compounds of Syria’s intelligence agencies, killing at least 44 people and wounding dozens more in a brazen attack on the powerful security directorates, authorities said. State-run TV said the al-Qaida terrorist network was possibly to blame for the first suicide car bombings in the nine-month uprising against authoritarian President Bashar Assad. The opposition, however, Syrian offiimmediately cials said a questioned the suicide atgovernment’s account and tacker detohinted the re- nated his gime itself explosivescould have been behind the at- laden car as tack, noting it he waited came during a behind a vehivisit by Arab cle driven by League observers investigat- a retired gening Assad’s eral who was bloody crack- trying to down of the popular revolt. enter a milThe govern- itary intelliment has long gence buildcontended that ing. the turmoil in Syria this year is not an uprising but the work of terrorists and foreign-backed armed gangs. Syrian officials said a suicide attacker detonated his explosivesladen car as he waited behind a vehicle driven by a retired general who was trying to enter a military intelligence building in Damascus’ upscale Kfar Sousa district. About a minute later, a second attacker blew up his SUV at the gate of the General Intelligence Agency, the officials said. Government officials took the Arab League observers to the scene of the explosions and said it supported their accounts of who was behind the violence. “We said it from the beginning, this is terrorism. They are killing the army and civilians,” Deputy Foreign Minister Faysal Mekdad told reporters outside the headquarters of the General Intelligence Agency, where bodies still littered the ground.

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Hourigan could not be located, and a message left at a phone number listed for a Katherine Hourigan was not returned. Attorney David Schwager, who represents the county assessment office in assessment matters, had not seen the filing and said he could not comment. Manning alleges that beginning 25 years ago, a specific “group” began to form and control the company, selecting people to serve on the board of directors at their discretion. That specific group, Manning writes, includes the Hourigans and Hugheses, and all other board members. The way both families acquired their shares in stock, Manning said, is also “questionable.” The lawsuit does not specifically detail that allegation. Manning alleges that appeals made to the county’s tax assessment office by Glen Summit land owners is “corporate chicanery” and that “negotiations” with the assessment office and Alu resulted in “unrealistically low values being assessed on (Glen Summit Company’s) real property holdings – thus resulting in grossly undervalued assessments ...” Manning alleges a reduction of around $1.3 million for four

By SHEENA DELAZIO sdelazio@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – A Mountain Top man filed a lawsuit in county court Tuesday against the Glen Summit Company, several of its officers and Luzerne County, alleging insider trading and “rigging” of real estate taxes. Richard Manning, a resident of the Glen Summit community, filed the lawsuit against residents and former board directors Catherine Hourigan, David Hourigan, Ruth Hughes and her husband, Luzerne County judge-elect Richard Hughes, as well as Luzerne County Director of Assessments Anthony Alu and Luzerne County, Fairview Township and the Crestwood School District. The suit also names any present, past and future board directors that Manning says will be named as the suit progresses. “I have seen the filing, and I know it to be frivolous,” Hughes said, declining to comment further. Contact information for David

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parcels of land. Manning said he brought his concerns about the values to the school district, and that “nothing was ever done about the revised assessed values.” Manning says he should not have to pay a “maintenance agreement” fee to use tennis and other facilities in the development because he suffered an injury in World War II that does not allow him to use the facilities. Glen Summit, Manning says, refused to make any exceptions. Manning also alleges: the company has failed to develop or sell vacant lots; has not disclosed stock transfers; that a chapel on the property is tax exempt because it is a “chapel” but that it is used for wedding receptions; that a 15-mile-per-hour speed limit is not enforced; that a “dog control” rule is not enforced. Manning asks a judge to impose an election of directors so that each stockholder will have a vote for one of six directors on the board; that properties be reassessed by the county; and that a judgment for money damages in favor of Glen Summit against the named defendants be entered, as well as costs and legal fees.

Raul Castro blasts the United States as maintaining an aggressive policy. By PAUL HAVEN Associated Press

HAVANA — President Raul Castro on Friday put on ice highly-anticipated plans to ease travel restrictions on Cubans, telling lawmakers the nation would not be pressured into moving too fast and citing continued aggression from the United States as the reason for his cautious approach. Cuba has been awash in speculation the much-hated regulations, which prevent most Cubans from leaving the island, might be lifted during Friday’s session of the National Assembly. But Castro said the time still wasn’t right, despite a year of free-market reforms that has seen the Communist government legalize a real estate market and greatly increase private business ownership. “Some have been pressuring us to take the step ... as if we were talking about something insignificant, and not the destiny of the revolution,” Castro said, adding that those calling

nesty for 2,900 prisonfor an end to the travel Castro also restrictions “are forget- announced an ers ahead of next year’s visit by Pope ting the exceptional cirBenedict XVI, but a secumstances under which amnesty for Cuba lives, encircled by 2,900 prison- nior official told the Associated Press that the hostile policy ... of ers ahead of jailed American subthe U.S. government.” next year’s contractor Alan Gross Castro criticized U.S. would not be among President Barack Oba- visit by Pope ma, saying he was the Benedict XVI. those freed. The Cuban presi11th American president dent told legislators he since the 1959 revolution led by his brother Fidel, still hoped to enact the travel and appeared “not to under- reforms, but did not say when. If stand” the sacrifices Cuba had hopes were high among islanmade in its struggle for inde- ders that Friday would be the pendence and sovereignty, in- big day, Castro had only himself cluding the Bay of Pigs invasion to blame. At parliament’s last session, in and the Cuban Missile Crisis, as well as Washington’s 49-year August, he announced that the government was committed to trade and travel embargo. “Sometimes, he (Obama) ease the travel restrictions. He gives the impression he has not said the measures were originaleven been informed of this real- ly adopted because many who ity,” Castro said, repeating his left in the years after the revoluwillingness to normalize rela- tion were a threat to the nascent tions with the U.S. under the government, including people backed by the United States right conditions. Castro also announced an am- who sought its overthrow.

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Kingston being unfair, ticketed driver claims By EDWARD LEWIS elewis@timesleader.com

KINGSTON – Cathy McHugh feels police should have released a warning before issuing parking tickets on Thursday. McHugh, of Butler Street, said a police officer issued dozens of tickets for vehicles parked with the driver’s side facing the curb. Vehicles on Reynolds and James streets also were ticketed, she said. “I have personally lived here my entire life and it was never enforced,” McHugh said. “I’ve parked like that and so have my husband and neighbors and we never received a ticket until Thursday.” Under the state crimes code for parking regulations on twolane roadways, right side wheels must be within 12 inches of the right side curb or road edge. Police Chief Keith Keiper could not be reached for comment Friday afternoon. Mayor James Haggerty said he was unaware of the ticket blitz. Those who received tickets are assessed a $15 fine that must be paid within two days or face additional penalties. A description on McHugh’s citation, “Parking or stopping with left side to curb” is checked, but fails to list the time and street when and where it was issued. It also fails to describe the make and model of the vehicle, only requiring the license plate and officer’s badge number. The citation also fails to list the violation title and code as it appears in the crimes code regulations. Ninety-five percent of parking fines are paid to the state Department of Revenue and transferred to the state Treasury Department, and then funneled to the state Department of Public

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Welfare’s Attendant Care Program, which provides resources for senior citizens and those with disabilities living on their own, according to the crimes code. The remaining 5 percent is paid to the municipality where the ticket was issued. McHugh said residents in the neighborhood should have been given a warning before being issued tickets. “I understand it’s a state law, but it has never been enforced here,” McHugh said. “To do this before the holidays with people from out of town visiting, it’s a shame.”

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WILKES-BARRE – A Dupont woman has filed a lawsuit in Luzerne County Court against the Luzerne County SPCA, alleging she was attacked by a pit bull at the nonprofit organization. Kelly Reed, of Main Street, claims in the suit she was attacked by a dog that was on 10day quarantine for biting people. She is seeking an unspec-

ified payment due to the organization’s alleged negligence and her subsequent pain and suffering. The suit, filed through attorneys Michael Cefalo and James Albert, says that on Feb. 26, 2010, the SPCA had a pit bull named Ishia on quarantine for biting an SPCA employee. The SPCA knew the dog “attacked people and had vicious tendencies” when Reed arrived to pick the dog up for its owner, who is not named in the suit. The suit says Reed became uncomfortable with being with the dog in a kennel, and asked to be let out. Reed alleges she was told to

“wait a minute” and that the dog jumped at her, grabbing her jacket. Reed says she took off the jacket, and the dog “ripped it” to pieces. Reed alleges she again asked to be let out of the kennel and was told to wait, and the dog jumped on her and began biting her. The employee, the suit alleges, finally opened the door, but the dog had already latched onto Reed’s hand. Reed alleges she and the employee had to struggle with the dog to get it off her, ending the “violent attack.” The suit says the SPCA acted negligently by failing to re-

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SALEM TWP. – Two more men were charged by township police for their alleged role in robbing a man at gunpoint inside a house on Salem Boulevard earlier this month. Taylor Shaw, 18, of Berwick, and Renard Durant, 25, address not provided, were arraigned Monday by District Judge John Hasay on charges of robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, terroristic threats, theft, receiving stolen property, simple assault and reckless endangerment. Shaw remained jailed Friday at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail, and Durant remained jailed at the Columbia County Prison in Bloomsburg for lack of $25,000 bail. Township police continue to searchforTravisJohnson,wanted for his alleged role in the robbery and assault on Dec. 2. According to the criminal complaints: Randy Cool told police he went to the house of Derrick Sharpe, 24, and was forced by Justin Anthony Rivera, 23, into a bedroom where he was beaten and held at gunpoint. Cool said the men forced him to say on a video camera he was at the house to buy drugs, the criminal complaint says. Cool’s girlfriend entered the house and heard screaming in the bedroom. A man spotted the woman inside the house and told her not to move. Cool told police the five men took $250 from his wallet, according to the criminal complaint. Sharpe and Rivera were charged by police on Dec. 3 for their alleged roles. They remained jailed at the county correctionalfacilityonFridayforlack of $25,000 bail each. Preliminary hearings are scheduled on Dec. 28 before Hasay.

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strain the dog properly and failing to have proper supervision around the dog. Cindy Stark, the shelter’s manager, did not return a phone call seeking comment Friday. Reed alleges that as a result of the attack, she has lost feeling in her hand and that she suffered scars and disfigurement. The suit says Reed lost her job at Mountain Marketing as a result of the attack, and that she also has lost her “well-being.” The suit requests an “unliquidated sum” as payment, as well as interest and costs associated with filing the suit.


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LARRY COYLE, 58, of Carey Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at Hospice Community Care, Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. He was born in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 26, 1952. He was the son of Betty Kersetter Coyle and the late Frank Coyle. He was a graduate of E.L. Meyers High School. He was employed as a bartender by the Riverside Café, Wilkes-Barre. He served as a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society. He was also an avid Phillies fan. Surviving are his mother, Betty Coyle; sons, Larry and Frank; daughter, Lisa; sisters, Cookie Yeager and Sandy Kaskey; grandchildren; nieces, and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all of his family, friends and his loving grandson, Tyler. Private funeral services were held from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. There are no calling hours. DOROTHY GUINAN, 64, formerly of Lincoln Plaza, WilkesBarre, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2011, at the Little Flower Manor in Wilkes-Barre. She was born in Yonkers, New York on April 21, 1947, a daughter of the late Charles and Regina Wilkins. Surviving are brother, Charles Wilkins and his wife, Gabriele, Wingdale, N.Y. A memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at 9 a.m. in the Chapel of Little Flower Manor, 200 South Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre. Arrangements are by the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. COCETTE “CONNIE” BRONGO, 87, Dallas, passed away, Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas. IDA ELLIS, 85, of Jenkins Township, passed away Friday morning, December 23, 2011, in the WilkesBarre General Hospital. Arrangements are pending from the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming.

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obert Z. Belles, 95, of Beaumont passed away Thursday morning in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Francis A. and Laura J. Blizzard Belles. He was a graduate of Noxen High School, class of 1934, and received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in education from Mansfield State College. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany. After the war, he returned to teaching at the Noxen High School. On February 16, 1946, he married the love of his life, the former Thelma Dietz. Mr. Belles played a vital role in the jointure process of many of the Back Mountain community schools. In 1965 he was appointed supervising principal of the LakeLehman School District. He was later approved by the Department of Education and appointed Superintendent of Lake-Lehman School District and after 38 years of service, he retired in July of 1978 and the Lake Elementary Building at Harveys Lake was named the Robert Z. Belles Building. He was a member of the St. Luke’s Reformation Church, Noxen, Limited “20” Gun Club secretary and treasurer for over 50 years, George M. Dallas #531 F.& A.M. and the Caldwell Consistory, Valley of Bloomsburg for over 50 years, and the Irem Temple Shrine. Preceding him in death were his sisters, Francis Mills and Hazel Winner and brother George Belles. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, the former Thelma Dietz; sons, Robert F. Belles and his wife, Joan, Cen-

tereach, N.Y.; Dr. Terry A. Belles and his wife, Cindy, Cogan Station, Pa.; grandchildren. Erin Belles Murphy and husband, Michael; Robert P. Belles and his wife, Nichole; Amanda L. Belles, Todd A. Belles; great grandchildren, Michael Murphy, Hannah Murphy, Angelina Murphy; sister Margaret Edwards, Dallas; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the St. Luke’s Reformation Lutheran Church, Main Street, Noxen, with Lay Minister Marty Everhart officiating. Interment will be in the Orcutt Grove Cemetery, Noxen. Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Nulton Funeral Home Inc., 5749 SR 309, Beaumont. Masonic services will be held Monday at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Reformation Lutheran Church, Main Street, Noxen, PA 18636 and the Kunkle Fire Department and Ambulance Association, 14 Firehouse Road, Dallas, PA 18612.

December 22, 2011 L. (Nardone) Yates, 57, of J udith Wilkes-Barre, passed away

Carolina; Kathy DiCaprio, WilkesBarre; several nieces and nephews. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home Inc., 465 South Main Street, WilkesBarre, has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send Judith’s family online words of comfort and friendship, please visit www.BestLifeTributes.com.

He will be sadly missed by his many family members and friends. He was a graduate of West Side Vocational-Technical High School and he was a charter member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 655 of Larksville. Patrick enjoyed spending time with his children and had attended many Little League baseball and Mini Football games. He had a passion for baking and cooking for his family and friends during his free time. Funeral will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 West Main Street, Plymouth. Friends may call Tuesday from 5 p.m. until funeral time at 8 p.m. Contributions, if desired, may be made to Patrick’s children for their education and future needs. Please visit www.sjgrontkowskifuneralhome.com for directions or to send online condolences to Patrick’s family.

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Barre. Born in Kingston, he was the son of the late Isador and Helen Pilat Zibuck. Mr. Zibuck was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a quality control supervisor at the Tobyhanna Army Depot. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Stanley and Thomas, and sisters, Julia Yaglowsky and Mary Zibuck.

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General Hospital. He was born in Pittston, on February 1, 1968, son of Margaret “Peggy” Labarre and the late Walter D. Hannon. He was a 1986 graduate of Wyoming Area High School. Curtis was owner of Wing Zone, Pittston and formerly owned Januzzi’s Pizza in Pittston and Plains Township. He was a member of The First United Methodist Church, West Pittston. He was president of The West Pittston Little League, former director of both the Wyoming Area and Hanover Area marching bands. Curtis was a loving husband, father, brother and a dedicated coach. He was named president of the West Pittston Little League this past year and worked tirelessly to supply every player with the proper uniform for the season after the recent flood. He was preceded in death by grandfather C. Everitt LaBarre; grandmothers, Margaret and Rhea LaBarre; great aunt Louise Jones. Besides his mother Peggy Labarre, he is survived by his wife, Glenda Rinehimer Hannon; sons, Joseph Curtis, Curtis Everitt Jr., Christopher Edsel; daughter Megan

BANNON – Frances, funeral services 9 a.m. today in the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. DZOCH – Jeff, memorial services 1 p.m. Saturday, January 7, in the Bethel Hill United Methodist Church, Sweet Valley. JOHNSON – Warren, memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, December 31, in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 813 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. KRAMER – Kathryn, memorial

Surviving are his daughters, Maryann and her husband, Mark Miklich, Syracuse, N.Y., Teresa Lepo and her husband, Rocco Guarino, Exeter, and Regina Zibuck and her husband, Vince Cinquegrani, Sterling Heights, Michigan; grandchildren, Joseph and Anthony Lepo and Maggie and Elise Miklich and Mark, David and Maria Cinquegrani. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Church, Carverton. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. There will be no public calling hours. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania won more than $41 million in education funding in the competitive federal grant program known as “Race to the Top,” a portion of which state officials want to use for new evaluation systems for teachers and principals. Gov. Tom Corbett said in a statement Friday that the state plans to pilot new assessments for principals beginning in the next academic year. He is also pushing for statewide implementation of a teacher evaluation system now being tested in more than 100 districts. State law currently precludes student performance from being used to evaluate the approximately 130,000 teachers in Pennsylvania. But legislation pending in the House “would

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until the parent or guardian could find more reasonable accommodations. And one Bradford County department bought and distributed tents for people to live in until they can find affordable housing. There are also several cases of children living with extended family while parents stay in a backyard tent, according to the study. Another problem is that the price of land has risen with the Marcellus Shale rush and contractors who are building are leaning toward infrastructure for the drilling industry rather than building houses and apartments. According to the study, which examined all Pennsylvania counties in which drilling has occurred, Luzerne County hasn’t seen the widespread problems to anywhere near the degree of its neighbors to the north, given that drilling here stopped after two exploratory wells showed poor production results. But there has been some rental activity in the Back Mountain area, as landlords who are anticipating changes are increasing their rents, although not to the degree as in other areas, the study re-

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Patrick Comer Patrick Brian Comer, age 33, of Larksville and Plymouth, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. Patrick was born into illness and lived life as it should be lived – every day, a gift to be enjoyed and shared with others. He was the poster child for the American Heart Association in 1981. Patrick leaves behind his parents, Pat and Ruthie Kocher Comer; children, Austin Comer and Brionna Sura; sister, Laura Saracino and her husband, Michael III; nephews, Michael and Dominick Saracino; godchild and niece, Angelina Saracino. He also leaves behind his loving fiancée, Samantha Askew; aunts; uncles; cousins.

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WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney favors economic policies that would help some succeed but leave most others behind. Romney countered that Biden and President Barack Obama are living in a “fantasyland” if they think policies their policies are helping the economy. Biden made the claims in an opinion piece published Friday in The Des Moines Register. The vice president singled out Romney in Iowa, where the first votes will be cast in the GOP caucuses in less than two weeks. For his part, President Barack Obama largely has refrained from counterattacking Republicans, saying he will wait until there is a nominee. But Obama’s re-election campaign has not, and Biden’s column is the latest sign the Obama team believes Romney will emerge from the field. Biden said Romney’s economic proposals “would actually double down on the policies that caused the greatest economic calamity since the Great Depression and accelerated a decades-long assault on the middle class.” “Romney also misleadingly suggests that the president and I are creating an ‘Entitlement Society,’ whereby government provides everything for its people without regard to merit, as opposed to what he calls an “Opportunity Society,” where everything is merit-based and every man is left to fend for himself,” Biden wrote. Romney, campaigning in New Hampshire, said Biden and Obama don’t “understand from fantasyland what it’s like in real America.” The former Massachusetts governor said Obama’s policies have made it harder for entrepreneurs to start businesses and create jobs. Biden’s message underscored the major theme of Obama’s reelection bid, as the president spelled out in a speech earlier this month in Kansas: The middle class is at a make-or-break moment. The president, saddled with high unemployment, has to make the case that his is the better vision for an ongoing economic recovery for all. gether. Some ideas include: • Land Banking – Counties could work together to ensure similar opportunities for private developers. • Housing Trust Funds – The state has established this type of fund but the study says that the next step is allocating money to the fund. Counties can also set up their own Housing Trust Funds. • Community Development Corporations – Nonprofits can identify where the need lies and then build and redevelop the affordable homes their communities require. • Inclusionary Zoning – Requires private developers to make a percentage of housing units in new developments available to lowand moderate-income households. Developers are given non-monetary incentives. • Fair Market Rent Formula – The federal government should include real time data rather than strictly older census data to determine how much it will subsidize in rents.

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Elk Mountain fears shutdown over village’s lawsuit Four Seasons challenges the ski facility’s access to a lake it uses for making snow. By CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES chughes@golackawanna.com

UNION DALE – Alleging a breach of contract, the resort village at the base of Elk Mountain in Union Dale filed a suit Monday in Susquehanna County Court

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Camelback Mountain near Tannersville has eight of 33 trails open; Jack Frost in Kidder Township has 10 of 21; Big Boulder, near Lake Harmony has six of 15 open; and Shawnee Mountain, near Marshalls Creek, has 11 of 26 open. Verrastro said that while skiers have been coming out to get in whatever time they can on the slopes, conditions have been less than ideal. “It’s been rough. We’ve had some snowmaking temperatures … but it’s been marginal at best,” he said. When the unseasonably warm temperatures aren’t doing damage to the slopes, the rain has. The past

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mercial properties are eligible for the buyout, but the state is giving priority to residential properties. “They certainly can apply, but the state has to approve them. The priority is toward residences, not businesses. I don’t want to throw cold water on anyone, but that’s the reality of it.” Bell declined to say how much of a financial loss he has suffered. The loss of the Social Security contract was a significant blow to the company. GSA had leased 130,000 square feet to store roughly 280,000 boxes of social security records. The re-

that defense attorneys claim could shut down the mountain during its busiest season. The suit, filed on behalf of the Village of Four Seasons Association Inc., claims that while Elk Mountain Ski Resort Inc. has had “uninterrupted access” to a recreational lake used for snowmaking purposes, Elk has restricted the use of shared land including the May 2011 closure of an access gate leading from the village to the resort itself.

week, rain has eaten away at the existing snow and with temperatures too warm to make fresh powder, operators are keeping an eye on the forecast. Things are looking good for snowmaking this weekend. While daytime highs will still be in the 30s and 40s, it’s the lows that ski resorts care about. And the National Weather Service is predicting temperatures below freezing each of the next five nights and the potential for some snow Sunday and Tuesday nights. Megan McHugh, spokeswoman for Camelback Mountain, said there are still brown spots on some runs but the snow guns would be turned on Friday night and the goal was to get three more trails open in time for skiers today.

cords were destroyed by the flood, which negated the agency’s need to continue to lease the structure, Bell said. “Social Security essentially hired a company to come in and remove all the files that were destroyed. Since all the files were destroyed, they no longer needed the space and terminated the lease,” he said. Bell in September criticized GSA’s handling of the records removal, claiming its delay in hiring a company in to clean out the records had caused toxic mold to form. Bell said the issue of removing the mold, and who will pay for the remediation, is still ongoing. He declined to comment on whether he

The village association notified officials from the resort in July 2011 that it would “no longer permit Elk to withdraw water from its lake for snow making purposes during the 2011-2012 ski season and thereafter.” Elk Mountain has “grown exponentially” in the past few years, further increasing the need to make snow, the suit states. Following Monday’s filing, Atty. David Gromelski representing the Village of

Four Seasons, filed a petition on Tuesday for special and preliminary injunctive relief. In a response filed Wednesday, Atty. Paul K. Leary said granting the relief would “essentially shutdown (sic) Elk Mountain over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday.” Leary argued the shutdown would be counterintuitive because without snow, “the mountain is closed and there is absolutely no need for the Village to have access to the

gate.” “If the injunction is granted, Elk Mountain shuts down – plain and simple,” Leary wrote. A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 13 at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 1 of the Susquehanna County Courthouse. A phone call seeking comment from Elk Mountain General Manager Gregg Confer was not immediately returned. The Elk Mountain website listed only five of its 27 ski slopes open on Friday.

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The snowmaking machines at area ski resorts will be working overtime to make up for a mild season so far. Things are looking good for snowmaking this weekend at Sno Mountain and other resorts with daytime highs in the 30s and 40s and night time lows below freezing.

The three-day outlook, according to The National Weather Service: Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Sunday night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 39. Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

By this time last year, McHugh noted, every trail on the mountain was open. “It got colder earlier last year,” she said. But she knows the weather is out of their hands.

will seek to file a lawsuit against GSA relating to the matter. The sports training complex housed a baseball training facility, which included an outdoor ball field. The management of the baseball training facility was set to be taken over by several retired major league players on Nov. 1. Bell said those plans, along with a proposal to build an 112,000 square foot multi-purpose synthetic turf field, have been scrapped. Brozena said applications for the buyout program related to the September flooding are due by Dec. 30. Property owners must make application through the municipality in which the structure is located.

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area’s population that is projected to travel more than 50 miles over the next 9 days will do so by air. At $210, the average round trip airfare in the nation this week is a 21 percent increase from last year at this time. The high gas prices cap off a record-setting year for fuel costs. The price of gas in 2011 has averaged $3.52 both locally and nationally, the highest annual average ever. The old yearly average high mark was set in 2008 at $3.26 locally and $3.25 nationally. And though prices have come down in recent weeks,

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the roller coaster will begin ascending soon, Robinson said. “AAA anticipates prices will continue to drop in the coming weeks – but after bottoming out this winter, we expect gas prices will springboard toward the $4.00 per gallon mark next spring,” she said. “Somewhere between Black Friday and Ground Hog Day prices will bottom out,” said Tom Kloza, chief oil analysts for the Oil Price Information Service, “with January as the likely month for the price bottom when demand is typically low, which will become the launch pad for a spring rally that could potentially add another $1 to wherever the bottom occurs.”

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Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Hazleton will see dinners for anyone who walks in. By RICH HOWELLS rhowells@golackawanna.com

SCRANTON – When Scranton businessman Bob Bolus had the idea to host a free dinner open to the public on Christmas Day 17 years ago, he had trouble convincing potential venues that anyone would show up. Almost two decades later, his annual holiday tradition attracts close to 3,000 people from Lackawanna County. This year Bolus also has extended an open invitation to all flood victims from Luzerne and Susquehanna counties. The holiday spirit also is alive and well closer to home. Those looking for a Christmas meal in Luzerne County are not without opportunity to do so. Wilkes-Barre-based nonprofit

Commission on Economic Opportunity will partner with the First Presbyterian Church on South Franklin Street in WilkesBarre to hold “Christmas Together” dinners. The dinners take place from 9 a.m. to noon today and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. A sit-down meal will be served and meals also will be delivered to elderly and homebound on Christmas Day. Two other Christmas Day dinners will be hosted in the area, one at St. Vincent dePaul Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the other at Holy Rosary Church in Hazleton from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holy Rosary also delivers meals. Bolus’ buffet-style dinner will be held at St. Lucy’s Church, 949 Scranton St., Scranton, on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Takeout and delivery will be available. Bolus’ face lit up as he recalled the first time he organized the now massive undertaking just

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• Christmas Meal Where: St. Vincent dePaul Kitchen, 39 E. Jackson St., Wilkes-Barre When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. • Christmas Meal Where: Holy Rosary Church, 240 S. Poplar St., Hazleton When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

two weeks before Christmas. “It just happened at a point in my life when I felt I was in a position to give something back. It was something I always wanted to do. My kids were all grown up, and one day a few friends of mine said, ‘Let’s have a dinner,’ ” Bolus explained. To everyone’s surprise,150 people came that year, which grew to over 2,800 in 2010. He expects even more in 2011, increasing the number of turkeys from last year’s 75 to 95 this year after advertising

to passing truckers with posters in interstate rest areas, posting on the websites of national and Canadian trucking organizations, and extending an invitation to regional flood victims. “After the devastation they went through, they don’t have to sit there and feel bad. They can have Christmas too, and that’s what I want to see happen, so we’re preparing for more and more people,” he said. Times Leader staffer Sara Pokorny contributed to this story.

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TTENTION, Kmart made it possible for a formerly shoppers: Available homeless woman to give her now in layaway, a free son a toy crane and her daughdisplay of human ters Barbie dolls. Sales workers at Wal-Mart kindness! It has been invigorating to and Target stores are reporting watch a wave of decency con- mystery benefactors as well. Layaway programs, which alsistent with the spirit of this holiday season rolling across the low customers to pick out toys, clothes or other gifts and pay country in recent weeks. From the Wilkes-Barre area the bill off a little at a time, once seemed relegated to San Mateo, Calif., to history. But the anonymous benefac- Their acts of economy in recent tors have been pay- kindness are years has brought ing off departmentpowerful them back. store layaway acOnce the laycounts, particularly reminders of the for desperate fam- goodness that still away bill is paid, customers can get ilies with lots of kids. exists in a world their items. But A woman in Indimany families are anapolis paid off 50 where greed too in danger of not accounts at a local often rules. paying off their acKmart, covered the counts before cost of two carts of toys for strangers at the cash Christmas. Fortunately for register and then randomly some, the newly dubbed “layhanded out $50 bills in memo- away angels” are stepping up. Their acts of kindness are ry of her late husband. In Hayward, Calif., a man powerful reminders of the paid down 63 layaway ac- goodness that still exists in a world where greed too often counts. A woman in Boise, Idaho, rules. These “layaway angels” paid an account because “when speak clearly to the better side she was younger somebody did of human nature. It is the side something like that for her that we all need to see more of, Christmas,” a store clerk told a the side that makes people calocal TV news reporter. Anoth- pable of random acts of kinder person paid $500 on eight ness without seeking anything at all in return. layaway accounts. In Exton, Pa., it was reported The Philadelphia Inquirer that an anonymous donor had

QUOTE OF THE DAY “In the end House Republicans felt like they were re-enacting the Alamo, with no reinforcements and our friends shooting at us.” U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady The Texas Republican commented soon after House Republicans caved Thursday to demands by President Barack Obama, congressional Democrats and fellow Republicans for a short-term renewal of payroll tax cuts for all workers.

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HE HEALTH-CARE reform law passed last year requires insurers to offer, at a minimum, a set of “essential” benefits to individuals and small groups, including coverage for hospitalization, outpatient care and prescription drugs. The details of what is or is not essential were left to the Department of Health and Human Services to decide. Last week, however, the department put out a bulletin proposing to let each state come up with its own definition. The move – which shielded the administration from a potential firestorm of criticism from patient advocates on one side and business groups on the other – was politically deft. But creating a patchwork of 50 different standards for health coverage would be bad policy. Administration officials now say the move is merely temporary, and it had better be. The Patient Protection and EDITORIAL BOARD

Affordable Care Act called for insurers to offer a standardized minimum benefits package to make it easier for consumers to shop for plans and to reduce the number of people with inadequate insurance policies. The latter problem contributes to the high number of Americans forced into bankruptcy by medical bills. The law lays out10 categories of services that must be covered, but also says benefits must mirror “a typical employer plan.” The bulletin released by HHS says the agency will re-evaluate its approach in 2016, although it doesn’t commit to establishing a single national standard at that point. It should. Postponing the battle over essential benefits might buy time for states to focus on other important requirements of the law. But Congress was right to call for a national standard. Los Angeles Times

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Jimmy Stewart showed us that ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ JIMMY STEWART, one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors, would be appalled by the popularity of today’s movies that glorify war and the platinum heroes who star in them. Stewart was a genuine hero, a highly decorated fighter pilot who flew 20 combat missions against Nazi Germany during World War II. After the war, he refused to act in any movie about the conflict or his role in it. It contradicted his personal code of honor. Instead, Stewart, a bona fide star before the war, renewed his Hollywood career with a film that celebrates life and has become an annual holiday classic: “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Inspired by the actor’s desperate need to put World War II behind him, this beloved film continues to attract new audiences 65 years later. During his 43-year film career, Stewart, a native Pennsylvanian, matured from leading man to a beloved national icon. His classic performances in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (1939) and “The Philadelphia Story” (1940) made him a box office star with an awkward but endearing way of muttering asides and of providing memorable double takes and affably wry retorts. But in March 1941, with war looming on America’s horizon, Stewart, then 33, abandoned Hollywood to enlist in the U.S. Army Air Corps. His decision shocked Hollywood at a time when other stars were hoping to avoid service. Louis Mayer, the head of MGM Studios, even offered Stewart incentives to keep him out of uniform. But he refused. After the United States entered the war, the military brass initially refused to send

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WILLIAM C. KASHATUS the actor into combat. If Stewart was shot down in enemy territory and taken prisoner, he could be used as a pawn to obtain important concessions from the United States. While frustrated, Stewart never complained nor made any attempt to pull strings. Instead, he spent two years proving his mettle by flying around-the-clock as a B-17 instructor pilot. He rose from a private to a captain in command of his own squadron in the 445th Bomb Group. On Nov. 11, 1943, Stewart was granted his wish to enter combat. Assigned to fly B-24 Liberators for the 453rd Bomb Group at Old Buckenham, England, he flew 20 combat missions against the Nazis, including one over Berlin. His bravery and leadership in combat earned him a Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the French Croix de Guerre. World War II had profoundly affected Stewart. He had seen the horrors of combat and it changed him both physically and psychologically. Gone was the boyish innocence of his pre-war films, replaced by a tougher, more hardened appearance. He refused to discuss the war, revel in his heroic contributions or make a film that glorified the brutality and devastation of combat. He believed that it would belittle the sacrifice of those people who died for their country. Stewart also considered retiring from the Silver Screen. Acting seemed “trivial” in light of his wartime experience. Film director Frank Capra understood Stewart’s need

to put the war behind him as well as the country’s desire to have its spirits lifted and wrote a screenplay to address those needs. “It’s A Wonderful Life” is about George Bailey, a small-town citizen down on his luck, and a Christmas Eve visit from Clarence Oddbody, his bumbling guardian angel. Oddbody shows Bailey (played by Stewart) how meaningless the lives of others would be without his life-long kindness and restores his faith. Released near Christmas 1946, “It’s A Wonderful Life” was a box office disappointment, panned by many critics for being “too sentimental.” Nor did it win a single Academy Award. But the film’s timeless message of “redemption through faith” and its countless television re-runs since the 1980s have made it one of the most beloved movies of all-time and a perennial holiday favorite. Shortly before his death in 1997, Stewart declared it his “favorite film” because it is “a timeless image of the American way of life and the values that made this country great: duty, honor, service to others, and a strong, unconditional love of family and country.” Sometimes movie-goers don’t appreciate what they have until it’s gone. In Jimmy Stewart, we all had something pretty special. William C. Kashatus, of Hunlock Creek, is a historian and writer. He can be contacted at bill@historylive.net.

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World War II had profoundly affected Stewart. He had seen the horrors of combat and it changed him both physically and psychologically.

n Sept. 9, a devastating flood took a major toll on the Wyoming Valley, especially in the “Garden Village” of West Pittston. For our community of 5,000 residents, the devastation was twice as bad as the Agnes Flood of 1972. More than 800 homes were affected; that’s about one third of our total. Our beautiful town took a big hit, but we will be back! The flood helped to reinforce why a lot of us love West Pittston and the Wyoming Valley. It’s the people! Days, weeks and even months after the flood, the volunteers, the kind acts, the donations, the prayers and the kind words are still coming. They come from neighbors, friends, relatives and strangers. From businesses,

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their employees and college students from both Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. From the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and all the churches. There was such an outpouring of care and concern. From free meals, cleaning supplies, free food, gift certificates, even offers of free massages. And now, during the rebuilding, the local contractors won’t inflate their prices, but rather want to help us all get back into our homes. These contractors have been working nights and

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weekends – because they care about our area and us. The lights in the darkened homes are starting to come on again, shining brighter than ever. Some residents will be back in their homes with family for Christmas – a lot will not. During this Christmas season, say an extra prayer for our community and our residents. Continue to do what you can to help all the flood victims; it is a very stressful time for all of us. On behalf of my family, thank you to all who have helped us in any way. Every encouraging word and every little bit of help was greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten. We wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year. Happy holidays to all! Bill Goldsworthy Former mayor West Pittston


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WASHINGTON – Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta of Hazleton says he is happy the payroll tax cut was extended into 2012, but disappointed and frustrated by the outcome of the battle between House Republicans and President Obama and Senate Democrats. “While I am pleased that hardworking Americans will have this tax cut extended for two months, I’m incredibly disappointed that neither President Obama nor Senate Democrats were willing

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differences and work for the American people, politicians in Washington put their own selfish political interests first,” Barletta added. Not responding Friday to messages asking about the deal were Rep. Tom Marino, R-Lycoming Township, and Rep. Tim Holden, D-St. Clair. The new congressional districts drawn by Pennsylvania Republicans will take Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Pittston cities out of Barletta’s 11th District and place them in Holden’s 17th District. The new boundaries are effective next year for the primaries and the general election, with elected lawmakers representing the redrawn districts beginning in 2013 for at least the next decade.

But Casey said the two-month extension was a victory, not a source of frustration, that allows more time to pass a one-year extension of both the tax cut and long-term unemployment benefits. “At a time when almost 500,000 Pennsylvanians are out of work, I am grateful for the opportunity to continue my work to reach a bipartisan compromise that protects working families and provides more take-home pay for 160 million Americans by ensuring a full year extension of the payroll tax cut,” Casey said. But Barletta said that he remains “incredibly frustrated that, once again, politicians in Washington played political games right up to the last possible minute. Rather than put aside their

Among those in charge of working out a deal for a one-year extension is U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton. Casey was a lead author of a one-year extension blocked by Republicans that proposed to pay for the extension in large part with a surcharge on the income taxes paid by millionaires. Senate Majority Harry Reid, DNev., has appointed Casey to serve on a House-Senate conference committee charged with negotiating a one-year extension and how to pay for it without increasing the deficit. Casey said in a statement Friday that, “I look forward to working with Democrats and Republicans on an agreement that is in the best interest of Pennsylvania and the American people."

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a two-month extension. LaBarre stood in a full Santa suit on Public Square waving to passers-by while waiting for a fare. The 2 percent increase in his take-home pay wouldn’t have been easy to spot, he added, because, “We’re paid mostly on commission,” varying the amount he earns week to week. Still, he said, the tax break is a good thing in such tough times. “I haven’t noticed it,” Doreen Evanko said as she toted a bag of doughnuts past Luzerne Bank. “Even so, anything is a help, even if it’s only a buck.” And what was she spending her extra dough on? Evanko shrugged, then held up a bag from Dunkin’ Donuts and laughed. “Doughnuts!” In pushing for an extension of the cut in payroll taxes – dropping the amount withheld to fund Social Security from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent – proponents have been claiming it represents about $1,000 a year to the average person earning $50,000 annually. But in Luzerne County the boon is smaller for most people. With a median household income of $39,984 in the county, the average annual gain in take-home pay would be about $800. That’s less than $16 a week. Mark Riccetti Jr. conceded it is a small fraction in his pay, but that “it’s still noticeable.” What has he been spending it on? “Paying student loans,” he said, chuckling. And if gridlock prevents Congress from extending the cut beyond February and to the end of

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“Their first reaction is ‘now I can 2012, how will the loss of the money impact Riccetti? “They’re stupid afford to buy this thing I was putbut not that stupid. We’ll cross that ting off.’ ” Extending the cut for one or two bridge when we come to it.” more years would make more Economic policy sense than the two months barely The payroll tax cut is smart eco- approved by Congress, Ghosh said. nomic policy, according to Univer- Businesses do not operate on twosity of Scranton economics Profes- month budgets – in fact, they remit sor Satyajit Ghosh. The economy the withheld tax to the government has been gradually improving with- every three months. “But our federal government is out substantial job creation, and one way to get more companies to not a business, and Congress has hire is to increase consumer spend- done remarkably strange things ing – something the payroll tax over the years,” he said. Even so, the two-month extentends to do, particularly with people on the lower end of the pay sion “saves people from dealing with that bump up in their taxes” at scale. Wealthy people already have a time they are spending, thanks to their costs covered and are more the holidays. The tax cut does have the potenlikely to save any increased pay. For those without a comfortable finan- tial effect of decreasing the money cial cushion, the 2 percent means being put into Social Security, “they may be able to do some Ghosh said. But the Social Security spending that he or she could not trust fund is not in any imminent danger of falling short in meeting have done.

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cent starting Jan. 1, and retains up to 99 weeks of unemployment benefits for long-term jobless workers. The measure also provides for an expedited review of the Keystone XL pipeline. The 1,700-mile project would bring oil from oil sands in western Canada to

the U.S. Gulf Coast. Obama wanted to delay the decision until late 2013 — after November’s elections — as environmentalists hold strong reservations. Republicans insisted on including the pipeline decision. Obama signed the bill into law on Friday and praised Congress. He then headed to Hawaii for the Christmas-New Year’s holiday, a trip he had planned to begin Dec. 17. His wife and children went to Hawaii last week.

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obligations. “We don’t have an immediate So- Source for average incomes: U.S. Census cial Security payment crisis the Wilkes University political sciway we have an immediate crisis in job creation that is directly linked ence Professor Tom Baldino said to lack of spending on the part of the battle likely hurt Republicans. “The way this played out really consumers.” does make the House Republicans Questions unanswered look completely indifferent to the University of Scranton political public.” House Speaker John Boehner in science Professor William Parente said the compromise to extend the particular could suffer, having cuts for two months – being seemingly supported a Senate worked out even as he spoke Friday compromise before hardliners in – leaves more questions that need his own party pushed him away to be answered when Congress re- from it this week, only to come turns to the issue. In particular, he back and pass the compromise Friwondered if Congress would put a day. “Boehner now looks like he’s limit on how much a person can an ineffective speaker. And past Reearn and still get the payroll tax publican speakers who were ineffective were ousted.” break. As to the value of the tax break “I happen to be making six figures, I was mildly worried whether itself, Baldino noted costs for mustI will be excluded from the 2 per- haves such as health insurance and gasoline have been rising sharply, cent tax cut.”

"Because of this agreement, every working America will keep their tax cut," Obama said. "When Congress returns, I urge them to keep working without drama, without delay, to reach an agreement that extends this tax cut as well as unemployment insurance through all of 2012." There are three major areas of disagreement: • Paying for the breaks. Democrats, including Obama, wanted a surtax on

millionaires. The Senate, on largely party-line votes, rejected that idea. House Republicans countered with a series of proposals that Democrats found unpalatable, including a federal pay freeze. The current two-month package, costing an estimated $33 billion, will be funded by raising fees levied by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But just preserving the Social Security tax break alone for a year will cost an estimated $112 billion.

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while wages have stayed flat for most people, so the tax cut, however modest, helps. Post office employee George George agreed, even though he does not pay into Social Security because, when he was hired, the law put retirement funding for postal workers under a different category. Money withheld from his checks for retirement goes into a different fund. With jingle bells jangling from his belt and a Santa hat and beard hiding his face, George said the tax break “is a good idea,” and pointed across South Main Street to customers heading into or out of Boscov’s Department Sore. “Look at those people,” he said, “they are using that money to buy Christmas presents.”

• Revamping the unemployment benefits system. House Republicans want to reduce the maximum number of benefit weeks to 59 and make other changes. Democrats have resisted. • Protecting the Social Security trust fund. Another year of payroll tax breaks means less revenue for the trust fund, a serious concern for many in both parties. Supporters of the tax break insist there’s no risk to the fund because the Treasury will make up lost revenue.

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Win over rival Flyers has New York in first place in Atlantic Division.

Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, and forward LeBron James share a laugh on the bench during a preseason game against Orlando.

Stars’ bond builds for 2nd season

By IRA PODELL AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK — Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves in his second win over powerful Philadelphia this season, and rookie defenseman Stu Bickel had two more assists for the New York Rangers, who beat the Flyers 4-2 and moved into first place in the Atlantic Division on Friday night. Bickel, in RANGERS his third NHL game, helped set up goals by Derek SteFLYERS pan and Ruslan Fedotenko in the second period. He has four assists since being recalled from the AHL, hitting the score sheet in every game. Marian Gaborik added his league-leading 21st goal early in the third period and Ryan Callahan also scored for the Rangers (21-8-4), who jumped over the Flyers (21-9-4) in the Atlantic with their fourth straight win — including three in four days over divisional foes.

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Inspirational story of H.S. quarterback Highly-touted QB had leg amputated after severe injury in scrimmage. By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer

Jacob Rainey is inspiring people all across the sports world. The Virginia prep quarterback who had to have part of his right leg amputated has moved the likes of Alabama coach Nick Saban, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and Denver quarterback Tim Tebow. A highlight film of Rainey on YouTube shows why college coaches had taken notice. It shows the once-promising quarterback at Woodberry Forest School throwing a 40-yard dart for a touchdown, running into the line on a quarterback sneak, then emerging from the pile and sprinting 40 yards for a TD. There is also of clip of him running a draw for another 35yard score. All that was taken away, withSee INSPIRATION, Page 3B

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Green Bay’s Jermichael Finley missed most of 2010, but has 45 catches this season.

Carolina receiver Steve Smith is enjoying a rejuvenated season with rookie QB Cam Newton.

49ers quarterback Alex Smith has helped S.F. reach the playoffs for the first time since 2002.

Many stars are reborn during 2011 Finley has 45 catches, averaging 15.2 yards, and six touchdowns. The most difficult hiatus was co Ryans) or backs (Carlos Rogspent by Burress, who was in ers), comebacks are in style. prison for 20 months for accidenFinley had the most successful tally shooting himself in a layoff. He missed the INSIDE: For Manhattan nightclub. He final 11 games last seamore game signed with the Jets as a son with a right knee previews and free agent once the lockout injury, so he sat and ended, and his impact has watched his teammates NFL news, see Pages 4B, 5B been solid, if not spectacwin the Super Bowl, ular. easing the, uh, pain, but New York leads the league in making him even more eager to red-zone touchdown efficiency get back on the field. with 32 in 47 trips, a huge imFor much of this season, in provement over the previous seawhich Green Bay is 13-1, the son. Burress has eight TD catches speedy, powerful Finley has been unstoppable, although a case of the drops hit him recently. See COMEBACK, Page 4B

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer

NEW YORK — Comebacks are the rage in the NFL. We don’t mean overcoming large deficits to win games, although in 2011 that’s happening plenty, too. Players who disappeared from the headlines, from lineups, from the league entirely — those comebacks are especially impressive. Talk about quarterbacks (Alex Smith, Tony Romo, Matt Hasselbeck) or kickers (Mike Nugent), tight ends (Jermichael Finley) or wideouts (Plaxico Burress, Steve Smith), defensive ends (Elvis Dumervil) or linebackers (DeMe-

Ben out, Batch to start versus Rams Ben Roethlisberger

Steelers hopes of winning AFC North rests in hands of 37-year-old QB. By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer

Batch. A playoff spot already clinched, the Steelers (10-4) will try to keep their hopes for an AFC North title alive with Batch, who is 4-2 as a UP NEXT spot starter over the last six seaST. LOUIS at PITTSBURGH sons. TV: No local Yet they allow coverage they’ll approach OPENING LINE: the game differOff ently if Batch is LAST MEETING: Steelers under center. Ofbeat Rams 41-24, fensive coordinaDec. 20, 2007 tor Bruce Arians typically comes up with two game plans, one for Roethlisberger and another for the 37-year-old Batch, just in case

PITTSBURGH — The choice is never really much of a choice for Ben Roethlisberger. Given the option to play or rest his badly sprained left ankle today against struggling St. Louis, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback would rather take the field regardless of the pain or the risk. “I’m in the here and now,” Roethlisberger said. “That’s where we are coaches and players and a team.” Then again, Roethlisberger allowed, it’s never his call. “That’s a coach’s decision, as always,” he said. And coach Mike Tomlin decided to go with veteran backup Charlie See STEELERS, Page 4B

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are known to bicker like brothers. They screamed at one another more than once during Miami Heat playoff games last season. And when they’re on opposite teams in practice, they attack the other like they would any opponent. Now they’re closer C H R I S T M A S D AY A C T I O N than ever. And on the cusp of en- Noon, TNT: Boston at tering Year 2 together New York with the Heat, Wade and 2:30 p.m., ABC: James opened up about Miami at Dallas their friendship Friday in 5 p.m., ABC: Chicago an interview with The As- at L.A. Lakers 8 p.m., ESPN: Orlansociated Press. do at Oklahoma City “I don’t think many 10:30 p.m., ESPN: players that have the simi- L.A. Clippers at Goldlar games as we have or en State have done the things that we did in the league can come together this fast and make it work,” Wade said. “That communication is there. I don’t mind him saying something to me. I don’t mind when I have to say something to him. We know how to make it work.” They have so much in common that both find it almost funny sometimes. Forget the obvious stuff: They’re both among the NBA’s highest-paid players, then make another See HEAT, Page 4B

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Nationals add to promising rotation By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer

WASHINGTON — Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has kept his eye on Gio Gonzalez for the last decade or so. Now, the left-hander is a member of Rizzo’s starting rotation. Capping trade talks that began about a month ago, the Athletics and Nationals completed a six-player swap Friday that sends Gonzalez from Oakland to Washington, where he joins a promising pitching staff Gonzalez that already included righthanders Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann. “I’ve known him since he was in high school in the Miami area. This is a guy I followed for years. I really like the way he competes,” Rizzo said on a conference call. “I call him, in a good way, a sore loser.” See NATIONALS, Page 3B

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AMERICA’S LINE By Roxy Roxborough CIRCULAR REPORT: On the NFL board, the Steelers - Rams circle is for Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger (doubtful) and St. Louis QB Sam Bradford (out). INJURY REPORT: On the NFL board, Arizona QB Kevin Kolb is doubtful. On the NBA board, Boston forward Paul Pierce is doubtful; Kobe Bryant is probable; Golden State guards Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry are both probable December 31

NFL Favorite

Points

CHIEFS

1

Raiders

Broncos

3

BILLS

8

Jaguars

TITANS

Underdog

BENGALS

4.5

Cards

PATRIOTS

10.5

Dolphins

RAVENS

12

JETS

3

Giants

REDSKINS

6

Vikings

PANTHERS

7

Bucs

STEELERS

[14]

LIONS

3

49ers

2.5

COWBOYS

Browns

Rams Chargers SEAHAWKS

3

Eagles

[12]

Bears

Meinke Car Care Texas Bowl Texas A&M Ga Tech

PACKERS SAINTS

7

Falcons

Illinois Vanderbilt Auburn

Houston

Nevada

Penn St

2

Nebraska

2

Ohio St

6

Wisconsin

Rose Bowl Oregon Fiesta Bowl Oklahoma St

3.5

Michigan

N Carolina

2

Clemson

W Michigan

2.5

Arkansas

1

Louisville

7

Pittsburgh January 8

5.5

3

Air Force

Go Daddy.Com Bowl

4

California

January 9

Holiday Bowl

Arkansas St

No Illinois BCS Championship Game

Champs Sports Bowl 3

Notre Dame

9

Washington

Alamo Bowl

Lsu

PK

Favorite

Armed Forces Bowl

Sunday 2

Tulsa

Pinstripe Bowl 2

Iowa St

6.5

Wake Forest

14

Iowa

Insight Bowl

L O C A L C A L E N D A R TODAY'S EVENTS None SUNDAY, DEC. 25 None MONDAY, DEC. 26 HS BOYS BASKETBALL Tunkhannock at Forest City Tournament, 5:30 or 7 p.m. Angelo Schifano Holiday Hoops Tournament at Wyoming Area Dallas vs. Northwest at Wyoming Area Tournament, 6 p.m. Old Forge at Wyoming Area, 7:30 p.m. Hanover Area at Pittston Area, 6:30 p.m. Lake-Lehman at Holy Redeemer, 8 p.m. HS GIRLS BASKETBALL Nanticoke vs. West Scranton at Riverside Tournament, 6 p.m. Coughlin, GAR, Hanover Area at Meyers Tournament, TBA Wyoming Valley West at North Pocono Tournament, TBA HS HOCKEY Casey Classic (Coal Street) Pittston Area vs. Crestwood, 10:30 a.m. Back Mountain vs. Wyoming Valley West, 2:30 p.m. Scranton vs. Wyoming Area, 4:15 p.m. Susquehanna Valley vs. Holy Redeemer, 6 p.m. Wallenpaupack vs. Pittston Area, 7:45 p.m.

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Saturday, Dec. 24 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Hawaii Bowl, Nevada vs. Southern Miss., at Honolulu NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Cleveland at Baltimore FOX — N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets 4:15 p.m. FOX — Philadelphia at Dallas

T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Named Tim Bogar bench coach, Bob McClure pitching coach, Alex Ochoa first base coach and Jerry Royster third base coach. Announced hitting coach Dave Magadan and bullpen coach Gary Tuck will return. LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Agreed to terms with OF Ryan Langerhans, RHP Eric Hurley and C Robinzon Diaz on minor league contracts. National League CINCINNATI REDS—Acquired LHP Sean Marshall from the Chicago Cubs for LHP Travis Wood, OF Dave Sappelt and INF Ronald Torreyes. Claimed RHP Josh Judy off waivers from Cleveland. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA—Reduced the season-opening suspensions for Los Angeles Lakers F Andrew Bynum and Detroit F Charlie Villanueva from five to four games. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES—Waived F Walter Sharpe. MIAMI HEAT—Waived F Derrick Byers. NEW JERSEY NETS—Signed G DeShawn Stevenson. Waived F Ime Udoka. FOOTBALL National Fooball League NFL—Fined Cincinati LB Dan Skuta $20,000 for an illegal blindside block and Cincinnati S Chris Crocker $15,000 for roughing the passer;Oakland DB Jerome Boyd $20,000 for an illegal blindside block;Detroit DE Cliff Avril and LB Stephen Tulloch $15,000 apiece for horse collar tackles;Houston LB Brian Cushing $10,000 for hitting the quarterback in the head and neck area;New York Giants LB Jason Pierre-Paul $10,000 for an illegal hit on the quarterback;and New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes docked $7,500 for excessive celebration. PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Placed CB Curtis Brown on injured resrve. Signed RB John Clay from the practice squad.

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Points

Underdog

KNICKS

3.5

Celtics

Heat

4.5

MAVERICKS

Bulls

1

THUNDER

Music City Bowl

Alabama

Note: The (V) after the opening line denotes that Virginia Tech opened as a favorite. – NBA

Friday

Oklahoma

Smu

1

Thursday

Miss St

Kansas St

Compass Bowl

Military Bowl

Rutgers

W Virginia

January 7

Wednesday

Byu

Va Tech

Orange Bowl 3.5

Belk Bowl

Baylor

Stanford

1 (V)

Cotton Bowl

Florida St

Michigan St

Gator Bowl

Little Caesars Bowl

Texas

6 2.5

January 6

Toledo

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East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Hershey.................. 30 17 8 3 2 39 111 88 Norfolk.................... 30 18 11 0 1 37 112 87 Penguins............... 30 16 9 1 4 37 90 80 Syracuse................ 28 12 13 2 1 27 90 95 Binghamton ........... 32 11 19 1 1 24 72 96 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Connecticut............ 29 17 8 1 3 38 93 83 Albany ..................... 30 14 11 3 2 33 70 87 Adirondack ............. 29 15 12 1 1 32 84 78 Springfield .............. 29 14 14 1 0 29 85 81 Bridgeport............... 29 11 14 3 1 26 80 100 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Charlotte................. 31 17 11 2 1 37 85 81 Milwaukee .............. 26 17 8 0 1 35 80 67 Chicago .................. 28 14 10 1 3 32 77 75 Peoria ..................... 31 14 15 1 1 30 95 93 Rockford ................. 29 11 15 1 2 25 90 106 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto.................... 30 16 10 3 1 36 87 78 Rochester ............... 30 13 12 4 1 31 84 87 Grand Rapids ......... 29 12 13 2 2 28 87 91 Lake Erie................. 30 13 15 1 1 28 70 77 Hamilton .................. 28 11 13 1 3 26 60 85 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Oklahoma City........ 30 21 7 0 2 44 91 68 Abbotsford .............. 31 20 9 2 0 42 81 75 Houston................... 31 16 6 2 7 41 90 78 San Antonio ............ 28 14 14 0 0 28 66 80 Texas....................... 28 13 14 0 1 27 83 85 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Thursday's Games Chicago 5, Abbotsford 2 Friday's Games No games scheduled Today's Games No games scheduled Sunday's Games No games scheduled

Capital One Bowl

Tuesday

NC State

2

January 4

Inependence Bowl

Purdue

Cincinnati

Sugar Bowl 8

Monday Missouri

2

Outback Bowl

January 3

So Miss

Ucla

Ticket City Bowl

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3

January 2

Florida

Underdog

Utah

Chick Fil-A Bowl

[]-denotes a circle game. A game is circled for a variety of reasons, with the prime factor being an injury. When a game is inside a circle, there is limited wagering. The line could move a few points in either direction, depending on the severity (probable, questionable, doubtful, out) of the injury College Football Points

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Liberty Bowl

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Northwestern

Fight Hunger Bowl

Georgia

Sunday

10

Sun Bowl

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LAKERS

7.5 5

Magic WARRIORS

NOTE: The line on the Clippers - Warriors game shifted from an open of Golden State -2, to the LA Clippers -5 after the trade for Chris Paul.

HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Assigned LW Dane Byers to Springfield (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS—Called up F Mike Hoffman from Binghamton (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer LA GALAXY—Re-signed D Sean Franklin, MF Bryan Jordan and F Adam Cristman. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION—Signed MF Clyde Simms. TENNIS TENNIS INTEGRITY UNIT—Suspended Lucas Renard six months and fined him $5,000, after admitting he violated the sport’s anti-corruption rules. COLLEGE LIBERTY LEAGUE—Named Bob Lowe has been named director of communications. MAINE—Signed men’s basketball coach Ted Woodward to a contract extension through the 2015 season.

H O C K E Y National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Philadelphia ...................... 33 21 8 4 46 N.Y. Rangers..................... 32 20 8 4 44 Pittsburgh .......................... 34 19 11 4 42 New Jersey........................ 33 18 14 1 37 N.Y. Islanders.................... 32 11 15 6 28 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts Boston................................ 32 22 9 1 45 Toronto............................... 34 17 13 4 38 Ottawa ................................ 35 17 14 4 38 Buffalo................................ 34 16 15 3 35 Montreal............................. 36 13 16 7 33 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts Florida ................................ 35 18 10 7 43 Winnipeg............................ 34 16 13 5 37 Washington ....................... 32 17 14 1 35 Tampa Bay......................... 33 14 17 2 30 Carolina ............................. 35 10 19 6 26 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Chicago.............................. 35 22 9 4 48 Detroit................................. 34 21 12 1 43 St. Louis............................. 33 19 10 4 42 Nashville ............................ 34 18 12 4 40 Columbus .......................... 34 9 21 4 22 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts Minnesota.......................... 36 20 11 5 45 Vancouver ......................... 34 21 11 2 44 Calgary............................... 35 16 15 4 36 Colorado ............................ 35 17 17 1 35 Edmonton .......................... 34 15 16 3 33 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts San Jose ............................ 31 18 10 3 39 Dallas ................................. 33 19 13 1 39 Phoenix.............................. 34 18 13 3 39 Los Angeles ...................... 34 16 14 4 36 Anaheim............................. 34 9 19 6 24 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday's Games Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 2, SO Toronto 3, Buffalo 2 N.Y. Rangers 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Ottawa 4, Florida 3, OT Nashville 6, Columbus 5 Winnipeg 4, Montreal 0 Calgary 3, Detroit 2 Edmonton 4, Minnesota 1 Friday's Games Boston 8, Florida 0 New Jersey 4, Washington 3. Toronto 5, N.Y. Islanders 3 N.Y. Rangers 2, Philadelphia 2 Carolina 2, Ottawa 1 OT Pittsburgh at Winnipeg, late Nashville at Dallas, 8:30 late Tampa Bay at Colorado, late St. Louis at Phoenix, late. Calgary at Vancouver, late Los Angeles at San Jose, late Today's Games No games scheduled Sunday's Games No games scheduled Monday's Games No games scheduled

American Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts St. John’s ............... 29 17 7 4 1 39 Manchester............ 31 18 11 0 2 38 Worcester .............. 27 13 8 3 3 32 Portland.................. 28 13 12 1 2 29 Providence............. 31 13 15 1 2 29

GF 106 83 76 74 66

GA 89 79 70 87 92

F O O T B A L L HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS WRITERS ALL-STATE TEAMS Players from District 2 are in bold. CLASS 4A QUARTERBACKS Daniel Harding, Nazareth, 6-4, 205, Sr. Mack Leftwich, North Allegheny, 5-11, 190, Jr. RUNNING BACKS Dan Brown, Central Bucks South, 5-10, 180, Sr. Jack Haffner, State College, 5-10, 205, Sr. Luke Hagy, Mount Lebanon, 6-1, 198, Sr. Damion Jones-Moore, Pittsburgh Central Catholic, 5-7, 180, Sr. WIDE RECEIVERS Adam Bridgeforth, Nazareth, 6-0, 180, Sr. Diante Cherry, J.P. McCaskey, 5-9, 175, Jr. Anthony Nixon, Pittsburgh Central Catholic, 6-2, 205, Sr. TIGHT END Adam Breneman, Cedar Cliff, 6-5, 230, Jr. LINEMEN Patrick Kugler, North Allegheny, 6-4, 270, Jr. Chris Muller, Boyertown, 6-6, 300, Sr. Ian Park, Upper St. Clair, 6-4, 290, Sr. Zach Wilk, Central Dauphin, 6-5, 275, Sr. SPECIALISTS Dakota Conwell, Upper St. Clair, 6-1, 210, Sr. Eugene Lewis, Wyoming Valley West, 6-3, 200, Sr. KICKER Matt Loughnane, Penn-Trafford, 5-10, 150, Jr. DEFENSE LINEMEN Cody Conway, Gateway, 6-4, 210, Sr. Kyle Friend, Cumberland Valley, 6-1, 280, Sr. Arthur Goldberg, Mount Lebanon, 6-4, 280, Sr. Evan Schwan, Central Dauphin, 6-6, 225, Sr. LINEBACKERS Rob Dvoracek, Parkland, 6-2, 220, Sr. Tyrone “T.J.” Neal, McKeesport, 6-1, 225, Sr. Hakeem Oliver, Gateway, 5-10, 200, Sr. Sean Burke, La Salle College HS, 5-10, 185, Jr. Ralph Reeves, Lansdale North Penn, 6-0, 230, Sr. DEFENSIVE BACKS Brendan Coniker, North Allegheny, 6-1, 170, Jr. Andrew Erenberg, Peters Twp., 5-10, 200, Sr. Anthony Orlando, Liberty, 5-10, 170, Sr. Will Parks, Germantown, 6-1, 175, Sr. SPECIALISTS Jaylen Coleman, University Prep, 6-0, 230, Sr. Greg Garmon, McDowell, 6-2, 200, Sr. Zayd Issah, Central Dauphin, 6-4, 210, Jr. CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR Zayd Issah, Central Dauphin Daniel Harding, Nazareth COACH OF THE YEAR Glen McNamee, Central Dauphin CLASS 2A QUARTERBACKS Steve Franco, Tyrone, 6-3, 190, Sr. Blake Rankin, Bloomsburg, 6-4, 195, Sr. RUNNING BACKS Roman Clay, Lancaster Catholic, 5-11, 205, Jr. DeShawn Coleman, Hickory, 6-1, 175, Jr. Dylan Evans, Pen Argyl, 6-3, 190, Sr. David Williams, West Philadelphia Catholic, 6-1, 188, Jr. WIDE RECEIVERS Zach Challingsworth, South Fayette, 6-2, 170, Jr. Shakur Nesmith, Imhotep Charter, 6-4, 185, Sr. Nick Patton, Tyrone, 6-2, 150, Sr. TIGHT END Scott Orndorff, Seton-La Salle, 6-5, 240, Sr. LINEMEN J.J. Beggan, Seton-La Salle, 6-4, 280, Sr. Matt Bell, Hickory, 6-3, 280, Sr. Adam DePietro, Lancaster Catholic, 6-6, 300, Sr. Jonathan Green, North Schuylkill, 6-3, 295, Sr. Christian Skrepenak, GAR, 6-9, 350, Jr. Michael Mooney, Malvern Prep, 6-5, 260, Sr. SPECIALISTS Kyle Armagost, Moniteau, 6-1, 195, Sr. Darrell Crawford, GAR, 5-9, 165, Sr. KICKER No selection. DEFENSE LINEMEN Eric Ellis, Washington, 6-1, 225, Sr. Eric Joraskie, Mount Carmel, 6-4, 265, Jr. Shakir Soto, GAR, 6-3, 230, Jr. Malcolm White, Wyomissing, 6-0, 265, Sr. Connor Maloney, Malvern Prep, 6-4, 270, Sr. LINEBACKERS Alex Anzalone, Wyomissing, 6-3, 205, Jr. Mack Behe, Penn Cambria, 6-2, 175, Jr. Tristin Freeman, West Philadelphia Catholic, 6-0, 215, Sr. Cody Shustack, Mount Carmel, 5-10, 200, Sr. Brandon Smith, Lewisburg, 6-1, 200, Jr. DEFENSIVE BACKS Demetrious Cox, Jeannette, 6-1, 190, Sr. Alex Filarsky, Lakeland, 6-1, 170, Sr. Reggie Mitchell, Shady Side Academy, 5-9, 155, Sr. Shaliek Powell, GAR, 6-0, 180, Sr. SPECIALISTS Zack Ripic, Towanda, 5-11, 185, Sr. Charles Sweigert, Lancaster Catholic, 6-0, 185, Sr. PLAYER OF THE YEAR Steve Franco, Tyrone COACH OF THE YEAR John Franco, Tyrone

National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L y-New England .............................. 11 3 N.Y. Jets......................................... 8 6 Miami .............................................. 5 9 Buffalo ............................................ 5 9 South W L y-Houston..................................... 10 5 Tennessee ................................... 7 7 Jacksonville ................................. 4 10 Indianapolis.................................. 2 13 North W L x-Baltimore ................................... 10 4 x-Pittsburgh.................................. 10 4 Cincinnati...................................... 8 6 Cleveland ..................................... 4 10 West W L Denver............................................. 8 6 Oakland ........................................... 7 7 San Diego ....................................... 7 7 Kansas City..................................... 6 8 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L Dallas............................................... 8 6 N.Y. Giants...................................... 7 7 Philadelphia.................................... 6 8 Washington .................................... 5 9 South W L x-New Orleans............................. 11 3 Atlanta........................................... 9 5 Carolina ........................................ 5 9 Tampa Bay ................................... 4 10 North W L y-Green Bay ................................. 13 1 Detroit ........................................... 9 5 Chicago ........................................ 7 7 Minnesota .................................... 2 12 West W L y-San Francisco........................... 11 3 Seattle ........................................... 7 7 Arizona ......................................... 7 7 St. Louis ....................................... 2 12 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday's Game Indianapolis 19, Houston 16

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Today's Games 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's Game Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. Monday's Game Atlanta at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1 Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Houston, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. NFL Injury Report NEW YORK — The National Football League injury report, as provided by the league (OUT - Definitely will not play; DNP - Did not practice; LIMITED - Limited participation in practice; FULL - Full participation in practice): ST. LOUIS RAMS at PITTSBURGH STEELERS — RAMS: DNP: QB Sam Bradford (ankle), QB A.J. Feeley (right thumb), CB Josh Gordy (abdomen), CB Justin King (shoulder), DE Chris Long (ankle). FULL: WR Brandon Lloyd (illness). STEELERS: DNP: CB Curtis Brown (ankle), RB Mewelde Moore (knee), QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle), LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring). LIMITED: C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle), WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot). DENVER BRONCOS at BUFFALO BILLS — BRONCOS: LIMITED: S David Bruton (Achilles), S Brian Dawkins (neck). FULL: DT Brodrick Bunkley (knee), TE Daniel Fells (thumb), RB Willis McGahee (hamstring), LB Von Miller (thumb). BILLS: DNP: RB Johnny White (concussion). LIMITED: TE Scott Chandler (ankle), WR Stevie Johnson (groin), WR Ruvell Martin (hamstring). TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS at CAROLINA PANTHERS — BUCCANEERS: DNP: DE Michael Bennett (toe), LB Geno Hayes (knee), DT Albert Haynesworth (knee), DT Brian Price (ankle). FULL: WR Arrelious Benn (concussion), QB Josh Freeman (right shoulder), LB Adam Hayward (foot), DT Roy Miller (back), WR Sammie Stroughter (knee). PANTHERS: DNP: S Charles Godfrey (shoulder), T Jordan Gross (ankle), DE Charles Johnson (back), CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle), TE Jeremy Shockey (not injury related). FULL: CB Darius Butler (head). MINNESOTA VIKINGS at WASHINGTON REDSKINS — VIKINGS: OUT: CB Chris Cook (not injury related). DNP: CB Asher Allen (concussion, shoulder), G Steve Hutchinson (concussion). LIMITED: LB Erin Henderson (illness), G Anthony Herrera (knee), S Jarrad Page (hamstring), DT Kevin Williams (knee). REDSKINS: LIMITED: T Jammal Brown (groin), LB London Fletcher (ankle), RB Roy Helu (rib), RB Mike Sellers (elbow). FULL: DE Stephen Bowen (knee), P Sav Rocca (left ankle), CB Josh Wilson (head, chest). OAKLAND RAIDERS at KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — RAIDERS: DNP: QB Jason Campbell (collarbone), WR Jacoby Ford (foot), DT John Henderson (knee), S Michael Huff (hamstring), RB Darren McFadden (foot), WR Louis Murphy (groin). LIMITED: RB Michael Bush (shoulder), RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring), DT Tommy Kelly (toe). FULL: RB Rock Cartwright (calf), S Matt Giordano (shoulder), CB Bryan McCann (concussion), WR Denarius Moore (foot), CB Stanford Routt (knee), C Samson Satele (shoulder), WR Chaz Schilens (hip). CHIEFS: LIMITED: S Jon McGraw (ankle), C Casey Wiegmann (calf). CLEVELAND BROWNS at BALTIMORE RAVENS — BROWNS: DNP: CB Joe Haden (thigh), LB Ben Jacobs (head), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (foot), QB Colt McCoy (head), WR Jordan Norwood (head), DT Scott Paxson (hand, calf), S T.J. Ward (foot). LIMITED: WR Joshua Cribbs (groin), RB Owen Marecic (head, ankle), T Tony Pashos (ankle), S Usama Young (shoulder). FULL: RB Montario Hardesty (calf), T Shawn Lauvao (ankle), DT Brian Schaefering (ankle). RAVENS: DNP: WR Anquan Boldin (knee), K Billy Cundiff (left calf), DE Cory Redding (ankle). MIAMI DOLPHINS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — DOLPHINS: DNP: TE Anthony Fasano (head), WR Brandon Marshall (knee). LIMITED: T Jake Long (back). FULL: CB Will Allen (wrist). PATRIOTS: DNP: RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness), TE Aaron Hernandez (not injury related), T Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot). LIMITED: CB Kyle Arrington (foot), WR Deion Branch (groin), S Patrick Chung (foot), 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), G Brian Waters (ankle), WR Wes Welker (knee), C Ryan Wendell (calf), RB Danny Woodhead (abdomen). JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS at TENNESSEE TITANS — JAGUARS: DNP: TE Marcedes Lewis (hamstring), DE Matt Roth (concussion), WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring), WR Mike Thomas (concussion), T Guy Whimper (knee). LIMITED: DT Tyson Alualu (not injury related), RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle), RB Greg Jones (hamstring), S Dwight Lowery (shoulder). TITANS: DNP: DE Dave Ball (not injury related), LB Gerald McRath (knee, ankle). LIMITED: LB Patrick Bailey (hamstring). FULL: DE William Hayes (groin). NEW YORK GIANTS at NEW YORK JETS — GIANTS: DNP: TE Jake Ballard (knee), LB Mark Herzlich (ankle), WR Mario Manningham (knee), DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee), RB D.J. Ware (knee). LIMITED: C David Baas (neck), TE Travis Beckum (chest), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), S Derrick Martin (back), TE Bear Pascoe (ribs), WR Devin Thomas (neck). JETS: DNP: WR Jeremy Kerley (illness). LIMITED: WR Plaxico Burress (illness), CB Marquice Cole (knee), DE Mike DeVito (knee), RB Joe McKnight (shoulder, elbow), G Brandon Moore (hip), S Eric Smith (knee). FULL: G Vladimir Ducasse (knee), RB Shonn Greene (rib, shoulder), DE Ropati Pitoitua (hand), QB Mark Sanchez (neck), G Caleb Schlauderaff (knee). ARIZONA CARDINALS at CINCINNATI BENGALS — CARDINALS: DNP: S Sean Considine (foot), T Brandon Keith (ankle). LIMITED: CB Michael Adams (shoulder), LB Stewart Bradley (hamstring), S Rashad Johnson (knee), QB Kevin Kolb (head), RB Alfonso Smith (back), RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (hamstring), RB Beanie Wells (knee), P Dave Zastudil (biceps). FULL: WR DeMarco Sampson (ribs). BENGALS: DNP: WR Andre Caldwell (groin), T Andrew Whitworth (knee). LIMITED: S Chris Crocker (knee), WR A.J. Green (shoulder), RB Brian Leonard (knee), RB Chris Pressley (knee), T Andre Smith (ankle). FULL: LB Dontay Moch (illness). SAN DIEGO CHARGERS at DETROIT LIONS — CHARGERS: DNP: DT Antonio Garay (toe), WR Vincent Jackson (groin), LB Travis LaBoy (knee). LIMITED: LB Donald Butler (foot). LIONS: DNP: CB Don Carey (concussion), T Gosder Cherilus (hamstring), S Louis Delmas (knee), DT Nick Fairley (foot), S Chris Harris (concussion), DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (neck), DT Corey Williams (hip). LIMITED: CB Aaron Berry (shoulder), CB Chris Houston (knee), DE Willie Young (ankle). FULL: LB Justin Durant (hamstring), DE Lawrence Jackson (thigh), G Rob Sims (shoulder), RB Kevin Smith (ankle), S Amari Spievey (knee). SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS at SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: No Data Reported PHILADELPHIA EAGLES at DALLAS COWBOYS — EAGLES: DNP: CB Asante Samuel (hamstring). LIMITED: DT Cullen Jenkins (groin), DT Trevor Laws (knee). FULL: RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring), G Todd Herremans (ankle), WR Jeremy Maclin (hamstring, shoulder), DE Darryl Tapp (ribs), QB Michael Vick (ribs). COWBOYS: DNP: NT Josh Brent (knee), WR Andre Holmes (hamstring), RB Felix Jones (hamstring), S Danny McCray (ankle), WR Kevin Ogletree (knee). LIMITED: CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder), G Kyle Kosier (foot), NT Jay Ratliff (ribs), WR Laurent Robinson (shoulder), LB DeMarcus Ware (neck). FULL: LB Sean Lee (wrist), P Mat McBriar (left foot). CHICAGO BEARS at GREEN BAY PACKERS — BEARS: DNP: RB Marion Barber (calf), LB Lance Briggs (ankle), QB Jay Cutler (right thumb), TE Kellen Davis (back), RB Matt Forte (knee), WR Devin Hester (ankle), DT Henry Melton (shin), DE Julius Peppers (not injury related). PACKERS: OUT: T Bryan Bulaga (knee), WR Greg Jennings (knee). DNP: DE Ryan Pickett (concussion). LIMITED: LB Desmond Bishop (calf), T Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), DE Mike Neal (shoulder), RB Brandon Saine (concussion). FULL: RB James Starks (knee, ankle). ATLANTA FALCONS at NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: No Data Reported Playoff Scenarios Week 16 AFC CLINCHED: Houston-AFC South, New EnglandAFC East, Baltimore-playoff spot, Pittsburgh-playoff spot NEW ENGLAND — Clinches a first-round bye with: Win AND Houston loss or tie OR Win AND Pittsburgh loss or tie AND Baltimore loss or tie OR Tie AND Houston loss OR Tie AND Pittsburgh loss AND Baltimore loss — Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: Win AND Houston loss or tie AND Pittsburgh loss or tie AND Baltimore loss or tie BALTIMORE — Clinches AFC North division with: Win AND Pittsburgh loss — Clinches a first-round bye with: Win AND Pittsburgh loss AND Houston loss DENVER — Clinches AFC West division with: Win AND Oakland loss or tie OR Tie AND Oakland loss AND San Diego loss or tie — Clinches a playoff spot with: Win AND N.Y. Jets loss AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee loss or tie NFC CLINCHED: Green Bay-NFC North and first-round bye, San Francisco-NFC West, New Orleans-playoff spot GREEN BAY — Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with: Win or tie OR

THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com San Francisco loss or tie SAN FRANCISCO — Clinches a first-round bye with: Win AND New Orleans loss NEW ORLEANS — Clinches NFC South division with: Win or tie DALLAS — Clinches NFC East division with: Win AND N.Y. Giants loss or tie OR Tie AND N.Y. Giants loss ATLANTA — Clinches a playoff spot with: Win or tie OR Dallas loss or tie AND Chicago loss or tie AND Arizona loss or tie OR N.Y. Giants loss or tie AND Chicago loss or tie AND Arizona loss or tie DETROIT — Clinches a playoff spot with: Win or tie OR Chicago loss or tie AND Arizona loss or tie AND Seattle loss or tie AND Dallas loss or tie OR Chicago loss or tie AND Arizona loss or tie AND Seattle loss or tie AND N.Y. Giants loss or tie OR Chicago loss or tie AND Arizona loss or tie AND Seattle loss or tie AND Atlanta win or tie

College Football FBS Bowl Glance Saturday, Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Temple 37, Wyoming 15 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Ohio 24, Utah State 23 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 32, San Diego State 30 Tuesday, Dec. 20 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Marshall 20, FIU 10 Wednesday, Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24 Thursday, Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl At Las Vegas Boise State 56, Arizona State 24 Today's Games Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Nevada (7-5) vs. Southern Mississippi (11-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 26 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. North Carolina (7-5) vs. Missouri (7-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN2) Tuesday, Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina State (7-5) vs. Louisville (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 28 Military Bowl At Washington Air Force (7-5) vs. Toledo (8-4), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas (7-5) vs. California (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Florida State (8-4) vs. Notre Dame (8-4), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Baylor (9-3) vs. Washington (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas Tulsa (8-4) vs. BYU (9-3), Noon (ESPN) Pinstripe Bowl At Bronx, N.Y. Rutgers (8-4) vs. Iowa State (6-6), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi State (6-6) vs. Wake Forest (6-6), 6:40 p.m. (ESPN) Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Oklahoma (9-3) vs. Iowa (7-5), 10 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 31 Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas A&M (6-6) vs. Northwestern (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech (8-4) vs. Utah (7-5), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco UCLA (6-7) vs. Illinois (6-6), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Virginia (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl At Dallas Penn State (9-3) vs. Houston (12-1), Noon (ESPNU) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Nebraska (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Georgia (10-3) vs. Michigan State (10-3), 1 p.m. (ABC) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida (6-6) vs. Ohio State (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN2) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Stanford (11-1) vs. Oklahoma State (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Michigan (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 4 Orange Bowl At Miami West Virginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Kansas State (10-2) vs. Arkansas (10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5), Noon (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 8 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 9 BCS National Championship At New Orleans LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

BULLETIN BOARD CAMPS The 10th Annual Paul McGloin Holiday Pitching Camp will be held at Riverfront Sports on Dec. 26, 27, 29 from 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Cost is $145. For more information call 878-8483 or visit www.electriccitybaseball.com The Misericordia University Baseball Academy Winter Camp will be held in the Anderson Center on Misericordia’s campus, beginning Jan. 15 and running for five consecutive Sundays. Cost is $95. Registration is online at athletics.misericordia.edu. LEAGUES Back Mountain Youth Soccer will host an indoor Futsal/Soccer league beginning Jan. 13 through March for ages U6 to high school age at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus gym. FIFA futsal ball and rules will be used, and games will be played on weekends. All area intramural and travel teams are welcome and all area individual players seeking a team can sign up online as well. Divisions will be set to insure fair competition. For more information and sign up sheets, go online to www.bmysa.org. Registration closes Dec. 31. MEETINGS Nanticoke Area Little League, monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Greater Nanticoke Area High School Cafeteria. Board member meeting will be held at 7 p.m. TRYOUTS The Rock Rec Center will be holding tryouts for Rock Solid AAU Basketball on Jan. 8 and 15. The cost is $10 per player and players may attend both tryouts for that price. The times for Jan. 8 are: 2 p.m., girls grades 5-6; 3 p.m., girls grades 7-8; 4 p.m. girls grades 9-10; 5 p.m., boys grades 5-6; 6 p.m., boys grades 7-8; 7 p.m. boys grades 9-10. Times for Jan 9 are: 2 p.m., boys grades 5-6; 3 p.m., boys grades 7-8; 4 p.m., boys grades 9-10; 5 p.m., girls grades 5-6; 6 p.m., girls grades 9-10; 7 p.m. girls grades 7-8. Contact the Rock Rec Center for more information at 696-2769 orTheRockRecCenter@bmha.org. UPCOMING EVENTS Back Mountain Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contests will be held for all boys and girls ages 10-14. The local competition will be held, starting at noon, on Jan. 7 at Gate of Heaven School, Machell Ave., in Dallas. All participants will compete in their respective age and gender divisions. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. There is no entry fee. For entry forms or additional information contact chairman Bill Roberts 675-4237. Penn State Wilkes-Barre is accepting nominations for this year’s Athletics Wall of Fame inductees. To see the eligibility requirements and obtain a nomination form, please visitwww.wb.psu.edu. Nomination forms for this year’s inductees will be accepted up until Feb. 1. Should you have any questions, please contact Director of Athletics, Brian Stanchak, atbds23@psu.edu. The 2012 Newport Boys Basketball Tournament will be held Feb. 17-19 at the Nanticoke Area Middle School for grades 4-7. For more information contact Eric at 570574-9845. Wilkes University will host its 12th annual Mid-Winter Softball Camp Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Pitching will begin at 9 a.m., hitting at 10 a.m., and fielding at 11 a.m. The camp will be held in the UCOM building on Main Street and the Marts Center (Wilkes Gym) on Franklin Street. For more information, contact Frank at 571-408-4031.

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B A S E B A L L Major League Baseball Calendar Jan. 9 — Hall of Fame voting announced, New York. Jan. 11-12 — Owners’ meetings, Scottsdale, Ariz. Jan. 13 — Salary arbitrating filing. Jan. 17 — Exchange of salary arbitration figures. Feb. 1-21 — Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. Feb. 19 — Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players. Feb. 24 — Voluntary reporting date for other players. March 2 — Mandatory reporting date. March 2-11 — Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players. March 19 — Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days. April 2 — Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2012 salary. April 4 — Opening day, St. Louis at Miami. Active rosters reduced to 25 players. June 4 — Amateur draft. July 10 — All-Star game, Kansas City, Mo. July 12-18 TBA — Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign. July 22 — Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players. November TBA — Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series. November TBA — Deadline for free agents offered arbitration to accept, 12th day after World Series. Dec. 2 — Last day for teams to offer 2013 contracts to unsigned players. Dec. 3-6 — Winter meetings, Nashville, Tenn. 2011 Final Baseball Payrolls NEW YORK (AP) — Final 2011 payrolls for the 30 major league teams, according to information received by clubs from the commissioner’s office. Figures are for 40-man rosters and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, buyouts of unexercised options and cash transactions. In some cases, parts of salaries that are deferred are discounted to reflect present-day values. N.Y. Yankees...................................... $216,044,956 Boston ................................................. 174,116,280

Philadelphia ........................................ 165,313,989 L.A. Angels.......................................... 143,099,729 N.Y. Mets ............................................ 142,244,744 Chicago Cubs..................................... 140,608,942 Chicago White Sox ............................ 125,814,762 San Francisco..................................... 125,111,390 Minnesota ........................................... 115,419,106 Detroit .................................................. 113,230,923 St. Louis .............................................. 113,156,467 L.A. Dodgers....................................... 109,865,640 Texas ................................................... 103,967,140 Seattle.................................................. 98,067,684 Colorado.............................................. 96,145,529 Milwaukee ........................................... 93,234,011 Atlanta.................................................. 88,128,545 Baltimore ............................................. 86,856,480 Cincinnati............................................. 81,621,587 Houston ............................................... 81,139,621 Toronto ................................................ 75,851,382 Washington......................................... 72,022,999 Oakland ............................................... 70,476,206 Arizona ................................................ 65,603,602 Florida.................................................. 61,940,280 Cleveland ............................................ 53,533,393 Pittsburgh............................................ 51,784,810 San Diego ........................................... 45,620,873 Tampa Bay .......................................... 44,969,740 Kansas City......................................... 44,566,470 Total .....................................................2,999,557,280

B O X I N G Fight Schedule 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.


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Wagner pulls off upset of Pitt The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — Latif Rivers scored all 18 of his points in the second half — including six critical free throws in the final minute — to lead Wagner to a stunning 59-54 victory over No. 15 Pittsburgh on Friday night. Kenneth Ortiz had 12 points and Tyler Murray added 10 for the Seahawks (8-3), who won their first game over a ranked opponent since knocking off then-15th-ranked Alabama on Nov. 24, 1978. Pitt (11-2) saw its nine-game winning streak snapped in emphatic fashion. Ashton Gibbs scored 14 points for the Panthers, who turned it over 18 times while losing to a Northeastern Conference opponent for the first time ever. The Panthers came in 70-0 all-time against NEC foes, but struggled against Wagner’s pressure and never led over the game’s final 33 minutes. No. 4 Louisville 70, Western Kentucky 60 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Russ Smith scored 23 points and No. 4 Louisville overcame a sleepy start and rallied from an 8-point deficit in the second half to beat Western Kentucky. Gorgui Dieng had 13 points and 15 rebounds — his fifth straight double-double — for the Cardinals (12-0) who remained one of the nation’s six unbeaten Division I teams. Kyle Kuric added 15 points, 12 coming in the first half. Derrick Gordon and Jamal Crook had 13 points each for the Hilltoppers (4-9). Trailing 50-47 following a layup by Jamal Crook with 8:49 remaining, Louisville reeled off 14 straight points, half from Smith. Western Kentucky went scoreless until Crook’s layup made it 61-52 with 2:21 to play. That started a 7-0 run as Nigel Snipes’ 3-pointer from the right corner made it 61-57 at the 1:14 mark. Western Kentucky would draw no closer as Louisville scored its last nine points on free throws. No. 13 Wisconsin 79, Mississippi Valley St. 45 MADISON, Wis. — Jordan Taylor scored 17 points to lead Wisconsin to the victory in the Badgers’ final game before Big Ten play begins.

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out warning when he was tackled during a scrimmage on Sept. 3. He suffered a severe knee injury and a severed artery and part of his right leg had to be amputated. Now it’s his courage that has people taking notice. Saban has sent Rainey a Crimson Tide jersey with his name and number on it, along with a note encouraging him to “keep fighting.” Matthews sent him an autographed jersey and Tebow will meet him this weekend. The Denver quarterback’s foundation is flying Rainey and his family to Buffalo this weekend “to hang out with me before and after” the Broncos-Bills game, Tebow said. The foundation has brought a child and his family to every Broncos game this season. “What an amazing kid and what an amazing outlook that he has,” Tebow said of the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Rainey, whose playing style was frequently com-

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Oakland gets four players in the deal: catcher Derek Norris, right-handers A.J. Cole and Brad Peacock, and left-hander Tommy Milone. The Nationals also received minor league righthander Robert Gilliam, who went 12-7 with a 5.04 ERA and 156 strikeouts for Class-A Vancouver this year. The 26-year-old Gonzalez went16-12 last season — a career high for wins — with a 3.12 ERA

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Meyers defeated Holy Redeemer 68-39 on Friday night in a Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball game in Wilkes-Barre.

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Wagner’s Jonathon Williams (23) goes over Pittsburgh’s Dante Taylor to score in the second half of their men’s basketball game Friday. Wagner upset the Panthers 59-54.

Playing for the first time in more than a week, the Badgers (11-2) showed no signs of rust, taking a 20-4 lead in the game’s first 8 minutes. The Delta Devils (1-10) were able to cut the lead to 11 points twice in the first half and showed signs they might make it a game. But foul trouble and Wisconsin’s free throw shooting eventually wore them down. Jared Berggren scored 15 points and Josh Gasser added 11 for Wisconsin, which was 31 of 44 from the line.

Justin Cobbs had 20 points and five assists for the Golden Bears (10-3), while Allen Crabbe had 13 points and six rebounds and Harper Kamp added 12 points and nine rebounds. Jorge Gutierrez had 12 points and six rebounds for California.

Seton Hall 87, Longwood 61 FARMVILLE, Va. — Jordan Theodore scored a career-high 26 points as Seton Hall overcame an early double-digit deficit for its eighth straight win. No. 21 UNLV 85, The Lancers (4-8) took a 17-6 California 68 lead with 15:13 to go until halfLAS VEGAS — Anthony time, but couldn’t hold on. Marshall had 22 points and Seton Hall (11-1) moved ahead nine rebounds to lead UNLV. 21-20 at the 9:25 mark on a Chace Stanback had 15 points 3-pointer by Sean Grennan en and Mike Moser added 14 route to a 14-point cushion. points and eight rebounds for Longwood could get no closthe Rebels (13-2), who have er than 10 points in the second won all eight games this season half. at the Thomas & Mack Center Fuquan Edwin tied his careerand 11 overall in Las Vegas. high with 20 points on 9-of-12 Oscar Bellfield had 11 points shooting for the Pirates. and 11 assists for UNLV, which Providence 80, shot 49 percent from the field and had 22 assists. Rhode Island 61

KINGSTON, R.I. — Bryce Cotton scored 16 of his gamehigh 19 points in the second half to lead Providence to its seventh straight victory. The Friars, the first road team to win a game in this annual series in the last nine years, improved to 11-2 under new coach Ed Cooley, while the loss was the eighth straight for the Rams (1-11). Rhode Island is off to the program’s worst 12-game start since 1974-75. Cincinnati 95, Chicago State 60 CINCINNATI — Sean Kilpatrick scored 21 points to lead six Cincinnati players in double figures as the red-hot Bearcats rolled to win over winless Chicago State. Cashmere Wright scored 14 before leaving the game with more than 10 minutes remaining, and four players — Jeremiah Davis III, Dion Dixon, Justin Jackson and Ge’Lawn Guyn — added 11 each for Cincinnati before a crowd of 5,321 at 13,176-seat Fifth Third Arena.

pared to Tebow. “I’m so proud to have the opportunity to spend time with him and his family. We’re very excited about that.” With football gone, Rainey isn’t sure what’s next — but he knows what isn’t: Moping around. “I don’t know why me,” he said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “I’ve never really asked myself that question. I think that would just make me feel sorry for myself, and that’s the last thing I want to do.” A week after he suffered the injury — and after several surgeries — part of Rainey’s right leg was amputated on Sept. 10. His high school teammates say they were worried, until they talked to Rainey. “I think talking to him right after surgery was when I really realized that everything was going to be ok because he was still joking and cutting up and kind of making everyone realize that he was still the same person,” said Nathan Ripper, one of Rainey’s closest friends on the team. Rainey returned to school after Thanksgiving break having mis-

sed the entire first trimester, and said putting others at ease about his situation seems like the right approach to take. “I feel like if I was in their shoes, I’d feel awkward about it and stuff, like talking about it, so I kind of joke about it,” Rainey said. “I mean, it is what it is. I

can’t change anything. There’s no point (complaining) about it, so I think it makes everyone more comfortable about it if I just joke about it like it’s alright. That’s how it’s always been.” Seeing his friend adapt has made Ripper realize that things will only get better. “He’s the last person I ever would have wanted this to happen to, but if I had to pick one person that I know could get through it, it would be him just because he’s going to work hard to do rehab, work hard to get used to whatever has changed,” he said, noting that he and Rainey spent a good deal of time together over the summer, working to get ready for the football season. Rainey had 4.6 speed in the 40, and “a cannon for an arm,” Ripper said. Rainey was on the recruiting radar of several major schools, and this season was going to be important. He had drawn the attention of college recruiters, who were likely going to watch him closer this season to determine if he was a BCS-level prospect.

in 32 starts and was selected to his first All-Star game. He has reached 200 innings the past two seasons. “He brings a presence in our rotation. He’s had success. He’s been a workhorse. He’s very, very young,” Rizzo said. “Gives us a young core of starting pitchers at the major league level that really is in the realm of something we’ve never had here before.” ESPN.com first reported the agreement Thursday and Gonzalez confirmed to The Associated Press that the deal was in place, pending a physical. Gonzalez will be slotted be-

tween Strasburg and Zimmermann, two hard throwers who have come back from reconstructive elbow surgery and are considered cornerstones of the Nationals’ attempt to finally become contenders. After finishing last in the NL East in three consecutive seasons, Washington went 80-81 and wound up in third place in 2011. “We think that we’re vastly improved over last year,” Rizzo said. At season’s end, the GM made clear his top priorities this offseason were adding a top-line starting pitcher and an outfiel-

der. The Nationals are still in the market for a “long-term, permanent fit” in center field, Rizzo said. After failing to land free-agent pitcher Mark Buehrle, who signed with the Miami Marlins, the Nationals “stepped up our efforts” to improve their rotation, Rizzo said, which led to trade talks with the A’s. Oakland general manager Billy Beane is in rebuilding mode, stockpiling talent in the farm system. The A’s went 74-88 last season and haven’t posted a winning record or earned a playoff berth since 2006.

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Woodberry Forest’s Jacob Rainey suffered a severe knee injury and a severed artery during a scrimmage earlier this year.

Biasi leads Cougars over Pennsbury

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HAZLETON – Sal Biasi scorched Pennsbury for 21 points to lead Hazleton Area to a 66-58 victory over visiting Pennsbury on Friday night in a boys basketball game. Tyler Plaska and Travis Buckner scored 14 apiece for the Cougars and Frankie Vito chipped in 13.

Pennsbury (58): Hopkins 0 0-0 0, Burke 5 1-2 12, Charity 6 0-0 15, Bryant 11-2 3, Bolger 2 0-0 6, Klock 1 0-0 3, Mack 0 0-0 0, Brown 0 0-0 0, Ransom 2 0-0 4, Pepper 7 0-4 15; Totals: 24 2-8 58 Hazleton Area (66): Plaska 3 8-9 14, Biasi 6 3-4 21, Joseph 0 0-0 0, Hernandez 0 0-2 0, Vito 4 4-6 13, Hauze 1 0-0 2, Buckner 4 4-10 14, Karmonick 1 0-0 2; Totals: 19 19-31 66 Pennsbury .................................... 10 15 11 22 — 58 Hazleton Area.............................. 21 14 14 17 — 66 3-Point Field Goals— PEN 8 (Charity 3, Bolger 2, Burke, Klock, Pepper); HAZ 9 (Bisai 6, Buckner 2, Vito)

Lakeland 57, Dallas 56

Jason Simonovich led Dallas’ effort with 17 points.

Lakeland (57): Grabowsic 4 7-8 17, Roseneiss 1 0-0 2, Nichals 1 0-0 2, Brady 0 0-0 0, Riehan 7 4-6 20, Filorsky 2 0-0 4, Piait 0 0-0 0, Strilary 5 1-3 11; Totals 20 11-17 57 Dallas (56): Brace 4 2-4 10, Zapoticky, 3 0-0 6, Saba 4 2-2 11, Simonovich 7 3-6 17, Dunn 5 2-6 12, M. Saba 0 0-0 0, Ross 0 0-0 0, Ostrum 0 0-2 0; Totals: 23 9-20 56 Lakeland ....................................... 21 12 10 14 — 57 Dallas ............................................ 15 21 9 11 — 56 3-Point Field Goals— LAKE 5 (Grabowsic 2,

Riehan 2, Nichols); DAL 1 (Saba)

Meyers 68, Holy Redeemer 39

Rasheed Moore Jr. totaled 23 points to lead Meyers, while Mike Prociak led the effort for Holy Redeemer tallying 18 points.

Meyers (68): Smith 2 0-0 5, Pape 2 2-2 7, Krawczeniuk 5 5-6 16, Walker 0 0-0 0, Szafran 0 0-0 0, Moore 7 8-10 23, Miller 0 0-0 0, Havard 0 0-0 0, Wilson 0 0-0 0, Lewis 6 5-8 17, Walters 0 0-0 0; Totals: 22 20-26 68 Holy Redeemer (39): DeRemer 2 1-3 6, Boutanos 2 0-0 4, Medico 0 2-0 0, Kane 0 0-0 0, Cavanaugh 2 0-0 6, Ell 1 0-0 3, Prociak 5 8-10 18; Totals: 13 9-15 39 Meyers .......................................... 21 16 16 13 — 68 Holy Redeemer ........................... 13 11 12 3 — 39 3-Point Field Goals— MEY 4 (Pape, Smith, Krawczeniuk, Moore); HR 4 (Cavanaugh 2, DeRemer, Ell)

North Pocono 52, Coughlin 34

Ian Jeremiah led the Crusaders with 11 points.

Coughlin (34): Heffers 11 0-0 11, Jeremiah 8 3-6 11, Green 0 0-0 0, Montgomery 0 0-0 0, Pterlin 0 0-0 0, Zimmerman 0 0-0 0, Trout 2 1-2 3, Flaherty 4 0-0 4, McDonald 0 0-0 0, Oliver 3 2-4 5, Rivera 0 0-0 0, Keen 0 0-0 0, Cerep 0 0-0 0; Totals 27 6-12 34 North Pocono (52): Goodall 0 1-2 1, Haddix 13 2-2 15, Kelly 9 2-3 11, Williams 10 1-2 11, Garling 8 0-0 8, Morrell 2 0-0 2, Darrow 2 2-2 4, McNeal 0 0-0 0, Dial 0 0-0 0, Rubino 0 0-0 0; Totals: 37 7-11 52 Coughlin.......................................... 9 6 12 7 — 34 North Pocono................................. 16 9 12 15 — 52 3-Point Field Goals— COU 4 (Heffers 3, Oliver); POC 4 (Haddix 3, Kelly)

Hall led Chargers to successful campaign

Wilkes-Barre resident helped Electric City to 14-1 record in first season as head coach. By TOM ROBINSON For Go Lackawanna

Rich Hall brought the Electric City Chargers to new levels in his first season as head coach. Hall is already aiming higher. “Next year, I intend to have my team getting ready for Florida in January,” said Hall, a WilkesBarre resident. The Chargers, who played their home games at Greater Nanticoke Area High School, fell one game short of that accomplishment this season. They won the Regional American Football League title but lost a rematch of the RAFL final in the Metro Bowl to fall one game short of the United States Football Alliance championships in Florida. Hall, formerly the team’s defensive coordinator, guided Electric City to a 14-1 season, including a perfect regular season in which the defensive unit allowed just five touchdowns. Former Lackawanna College linebacker Roy Glenn Jr. was the team’s leading tackler and part of a three-man linebacker corps that combined for more than 200 tackles. Glenn joined Leon Black and Thomas McFarland at linebacker. Black is from Bishop McDevitt

in Harrisburg where, in addition to playing linebacker, was the fullback and lead blocker for current Philadelphia Eagles standout LeSean McCoy. Brothers Tim and Thomas McFarland helped lead the team on each side of the ball. Tim McFarland, a former Colgate quarterback, threw for more than 3,400 yards with 35 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. Thomas McFarland, a twotime PSAC all-star at Bloomsburg University, had 70 tackles, 7 ½ sacks and two interceptions. The Chargers beat the Predators, 18-16, in the RAFL final and lost to them, 14-13, Dec. 17 at Wilkes University. “The season went great,” said Hall, who was an assistant with the NEPA Miners before moving to the Chargers. “It went better than expected. “Our defense was the best I’ve ever put on the field.” Bryan Hooks, a Coughlin graduate, led the team with four interceptions. A rotation of eight defensive linemen helped keep pressure on up front. Former Wyoming Valley West player Eyad Elbattah was part of that rotation. Damon Saxon, King’s all-time leading rusher, led the Chargers in rushing. A versatile group of receivers including team touchdown leader Earl Chaptman, an assistant coach at Wilkes, and Quinn Buckner, a former GAR standout


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truckload of money annually in endorsements. They’re both among the league’s best scorers, perennial All-Stars, among the most recognizable athletes in the world. What’s often forgotten is the ties that really bind, like both having difficult times as kids, relying on one parent at a time and soon understanding that basketball was the vehicle for changing their lives. James is 6-foot-8, Wade is 6foot-4. James is from Akron, Wade from Chicago. James loves tattoos, Wade doesn’t have any. James went to the NBA straight out of high school, Wade went to college first. Nonetheless, Wade and James basically look at each other as mirror images. “That had a lot to do with me coming down here,” James said. “There’s nothing that I’ve seen that he hasn’t seen, and vice versa. To be able to be alongside him, be with him every day and basically go through the same things on the court and off the court, it’s great. Sometimes you’re able to sit back and see things from a different perspective instead of everybody watching you.” They take their cues from each other, whether it is fashion, workout regimens or just where to sit sometimes. For Friday’s post-practice interview, Wade slid his body down a wall in a room adjacent to the Heat training facility, slumping to the floor. “Tired,” Wade said. Two minutes later, James entered the room. Even though he didn’t see how Wade took his seat, he did the same thing, putting his back to the wall and sliding to the red carpet. “Tired,” James said. Maybe it’s more than a coincidence. “What’s the saying? Iron sharpens iron. Greatness breeds greatness,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “So you see an example of that next to you. Those guys want to be challenged. Those guys like to be challenged. They do not accept the success that they’ve had and where they are right now. They’re always trying to push to go to the next level. And there’s no better way for them to do that than to have an equal peer next to them, pushing them.” The biggest question when Wade, James and Chris Bosh teamed up in July 2010 was will it work? There have been bumps in the road, and likely there will be a few more — but they are making it work. James finished second in the league in scoring, Wade finished fourth. Since 1965, the only other time two teammates were among the NBA’s top four scorers, and played for a team that went to the NBA finals was 2001, when Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal did it for the Los Angeles Lakers. Of course, Bryant and O’Neal won the title; Dallas beat Miami in last season’s finals. And James and Wade will get yet another reminder of that defeat Sunday when the Heat open their season against the Mavericks — and watch the new champs raise their title banner.

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NEWARK, N.J. — Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias scored in the shootout and Martin Brodeur made an outstanding glove save on Alex Ovechkin as the New Jersey Devils, after blowing a threegoal lead in the third period, beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 Friday night. Kovalchuk had a goal and an assist in regulation and Alexander Urbom and Adam Henrique scored the other goals for the Devils, who won for the fifth time in six games. Jason Chimera scored twice and Brooks Laich once for the Capitals in the third period. Kovalchuk scored on a wrist shot in the shootout to give New Jersey the lead and Elias snapped one past Michal Neuvirth moments after Brodeur kept Washington off the board with a glove save on Ovechkin’s bullet. Maple Leafs 5, Islanders 3 UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Clarke MacArthur scored a goal and added an assist, and James Reimer stopped 30 shots to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night. Nazem Kadri, Carl Gunnarsson, Joey Crabb and Joffrey Lupul also had goals for the Maple Leafs, who head into the league’s Christmas break with two straight wins. Bruins 8, Panthers 0 BOSTON — Brad Marchand had his first career hat trick and a career-high five points to help Boston beat the Florida Panthers 8-0 on Friday night, giving the Bruins their sixth consecutive victory and their most lopsided of the season. Marchand scored a shorthanded goal to start things off, then added two more and a pair of assists to lead the defending Stanley Cup champions to their 20th win in 23 games. After his third goal,

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Fans chanted, “First Place!” as the final minutes ticked down. The Flyers own the NHL’s best road record this season (13-4-2), but you wouldn’t know it from their two trips to Madison Square Garden, where they have scored only two goals. The Rangers beat them 2-0 on Nov. 26 behind Lundqvist’s 29-saves. Andrej Meszaros spoiled Lundqvist’s bid for another shutout when he scored a power-play goal with 9:39 left, and James van Riemsdyk made it 4-2 with 2:10 to go. Philadelphia was hampered this time without center Danny Briere, who missed the game

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Hurricanes 2, Senators 1, OT RALEIGH, N.C. — Tuomo Ruutu tipped in Jay Harrison’s slap shot in overtime, lifting the Carolina Hurricanes past the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Friday night. Cam Ward made 22 saves for Carolina, which won its first overtime game of the season. The Hurricanes outshot the Senators 38-23, in-

cluding 29-14 through the first two periods. Carolina dominated the early play but couldn’t get much past Craig Anderson, who stopped 36 shots for Ottawa. The Hurricanes had a 5-on-3 power play for 1:52 just past the midway point of the first period, but Anderson saved all their chances. Andreas Nodl scored for Carolina less than 3 minutes in off the skate of an Ottawa defenseman. Nodl’s goal was his second of the season — both coming in the last two games.

because of an injury to his right ring finger, sustained in Wednesday night’s 4-1 win at Dallas. The Flyers, who entered with a league-high 116 goals and 3.52 per game, are 12-1 since a seven-game winning streak. Ilya Bryzgalov made 20 saves in the loss. The Flyers’ next chance to knock off the Rangers will come on Jan. 2 in the outdoor Winter Classic in Philadelphia. The Rangers broke the scoreless deadlock with the first of their two deflected goals in the second period. Stepan made it 1-0 at 10:18 when he got the blade of his stick on a right-point drive by Bickel and squeezed the puck just inside the right post, past the surprised Bryzgalov, who thrust his head up in disbelief. Bickel struck again 5:12 later

when another shot from the right point caught the stick of Fedotenko, surged into the net off the back bar and bounded back out. The red light went on and the Rangers began to celebrate, but the goal was waved off by the officials. At the next stoppage, a video review determined the goal was good. It was Fedotenko’s fifth of the season, but his first point in 10 games since he scored Dec. 3 at Tampa Bay. Gaborik broke free and gave the Rangers a 3-0 lead 1:48 into the third. The goal came with a painful price as he was struck near his left shoulder by the stick of Meszaros. No one has been able to slow him down recently as Gaborik scored for the fourth straight game, with six goals in the spurt. Callahan made it 4-1 with 5:56 remaining.

midway through the third period to make it 8-0, fans showered the ice with all kinds of headwear, including a fair number of Santa hats.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Almost completely out of character for Jerry Jones, the Cowboys owner has publicly expressed fear about facing Philadelphia again after what happened earlier this season. Dallas (8-6) is the only team that doesn’t need help to win the NFC East, and the outcome of the game may end up having no effect at all on who does. Star-studded Philadelphia, anointed by many in the preseason as a team with Super Bowl expectations and sure to defend its division title, now harbors only longshot playoff chances that could be gone before kickoff at Cowboys Stadium on the afternoon of Christmas Eve. Since the Eagles (6-8) failed to parlay an impressive 34-7 victory over Dallas nearly two months ago into something much more significant, they would be eliminated from postseason contention if the New York Giants beat the Jets earlier in the day. “I don’t worry about it,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said. “If you let all that other garbage get in the way, then you don’t go through the process of preparing for the Dallas Cowboys. ... And if you worry about all that other stuff, that doesn’t help you. You can’t control that.” Despite any possible anxiety by Jones, who later characterized his feelings as an exciting time that “carries with it all the emotion of what’s at stake for us,” there is another strange twist if the Giants (7-7) win. Not only would the Eagles’ playoff hopes be officially dashed, likely changing their entire demeanor,

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and has become Mark Sanchez’s go-to receiver near the end zone. “Personally, I just think I needed a fresh start,” Burress said. “If I wanted to go somewhere and get more money, I could’ve went to a couple more places and signed a two- or three-year deal, different things like that. I just wanted to put myself in a situation to go somewhere fresh and have an opportunity to play for a great organization and for a great head coach in Rex (Ryan) and a great team. “I feel that I’m in the right place.” Steve Smith feels that way once again about Carolina, in great part thanks to the arrival of top overall draft pick Cam Newton. Smith was coming off a down year in which Carolina was the league’s worst team, with no quarterbacks who could get him the ball. It was a miserable situation, and Smith has been known to blow a fuse. Then Newton showed up, and

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Smith was revitalized. Smith now is over 10,000 yards receiving for his career. “You know, it doesn’t matter how many articles are written about me — about how I’m a bad character guy, or erratic or moody — no matter how many negative things are written, the power of public opinion doesn’t win on this one,” Smith said. “This is a stat that I’ve earned, with the help of a lot of other people, that can’t be taken away. “It’s a milestone that I would say really counts. It really matters.” One thing that really has mattered for Denver has been the return of Dumervil. He missed the entire 2010 season with a torn chest muscle suffered in the preseason. The previous year, his 17 sacks led the league. It took a while this year for Dumervil to get back to his old form. A left shoulder injury hampered him, but as the Broncos began their surge to the top of the AFC West, Dumervil was one of the leaders. “Sometimes you just have to get your body right, man,” he said. “That’s been the biggest is-

sue for me.” At issue for 49ers QB Alex Smith has been, well, everything. He’s played for seven coordinators in his seven pro seasons, stymieing any chance for growth in one season. This year, under new coach Jim Harbaugh, who immediately displayed his faith in the 2005 overall No. 1 draft pick, Smith has flourished and the Niners won the NFC West — their first playoff berth since 2002. “He wants to be successful and learn as much as he possibly can about this game and try to find ways to help this team get better down the road,” tight end Vernon Davis said. “I’m all for it. I’m a big supporter.” Bengals kicker Nugent couldn’t be sure how much support he had in Cincinnati as he returned from a major injury to his right knee suffered in midNovember 2010. His accuracy on field goals erased any doubts, and he’s been the league’s most pinpoint kicker, 27 for 29 thus far. “It was tough because when you tear your ACL, you lose your quad (muscles), which is the

first thing that stops doing anything,” Nugent said. “It’s basically the whole offseason getting your quad back to where it was before. It was tough at times because I felt like I was a level behind everyone else.” Not any longer. Others who have made impressive comebacks this year include quarterbacks Romo of Dallas, Hasselbeck of Tennessee, and Matthew Stafford of Detroit; 49ers CB Rogers; linebackers Ryans and Connor Barwin of Houston, D’Qwell Jackson of Cleveland, and Nick Barnett of Dallas; and two running backs who have been sensational recently, Marshawn Lynch of Seattle and Reggie Bush of Miami. “It definitely means a lot,” Bush said of becoming the dependable, every-down back he wants to be. “It means that I’m doing everything that I expected I was going to be doing. This isn’t so much me being surprised this happened. It’s more the fact this is something I expected.” Even if not a lot of others did, which makes a comeback even more special.

Roethlisberger can’t play. Today, it’s time for Plan B. Though he lacks Roethlisberger’s big-time arm, Batch can still get it done. He went 1-1 last season while filling in as Roethlisberger served a four-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. “We can still make big plays with (Batch),” wide receiver Mike Wallace said. “But instead of catching the ball 50 yards down the field, maybe we do it 15 yards down the field and do stuff after the catch.” And with Roethlisberger’s ankle limiting his ability to get out of the pocket, Batch gives the Steelers more flexibility in playcalling. Though he passed for 330 yards in a 20-3 loss to San Francisco, Roethlisberger acknowledged the 49ers quickly figured out what was coming depending on how the team lined up. If he was under center, it was a run. If he was in the shotgun, he was going to sling it. “I honestly think that’s probably why they deferred when they won the toss,” Roethlis-

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the outcome of the game for Dallas would be rendered meaningless in determining the NFC East title. The division champion would then be the winner of the regularseason finale between the Cowboys and Giants. “We’re focused on playing our best game against Philadelphia, and we won’t really get emotionally involved in that (Giants-Jets) game,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. Plus, if the Giants lose to the Jets, who lost 45-19 to Philadelphia last week, Dallas would have the opportunity to wrap up its18th NFC East title before the home fans instead of having to worry about what happens New Year’s Day at MetLife Stadium. So there could be a lot of scoreboard watching for both sides during pregame warm-ups at Cowboys Stadium, when the Giants and Jets will be playing their game. Or maybe not. “We don’t think anything other than just playing these guys this week. It’s literally nothing less or more than that,” Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said. “We’re out here to beat the Eagles. That’s all we can control.” Eagles quarterback Michael Vick figures he will at least have an eye on the Giants-Jets score. “But you try to stay away from watching it,” Vick said. “You can’t get too wrapped up in it.” berger said. “They were going to come after me.” St. Louis certainly figured to do the same with defensive end Chris Long and his 13 sacks leading the way. Instead Long will chase down Batch or third quarterback Dennis Dixon. “(Batch and Dixon) are certainly more mobile,” St. Louis defensive coordinator Ken Flajole said. “They have a little bit more scrambling ability. Ben does a great job of getting away from pressure, but that ankle I’m sure has been a problem for him.” Roethlisberger doesn’t necessarily agree. Despite throwing the ball 44 times in San Francisco and taking a handful of shots in the process, the two-time Super Bowl winner wanted to play against the Rams even if he was “five percent” even if it adversely affected his team’s postseason chances. “I don’t go out there worrying about playing with an injury,” he said. “I don’t go out there worrying about getting hurt worse.” Now he won’t have to, making this afternoon’s game a battle of the backups. St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford, didn’t practice this week and appears likely to miss his fifth game of the season with a sprained ankle of his own.


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Quarterbacks Att Com Yds TD Int Brady, NWE .............. 530 351 4593 35 11 Schaub, HOU............ 292 178 2479 15 6 Roethlisberger, PIT.. 473 301 3856 21 14 Rivers, SND .............. 503 319 4015 23 17 Mat. Moore, MIA ....... 283 172 2081 12 6 Tebow, DEN.............. 220 107 1484 11 2 Sanchez, NYJ ........... 452 257 3009 23 13 Dalton, CIN................ 441 260 3012 18 13 Hasselbeck, TEN ..... 443 273 2924 15 12 Fitzpatrick, BUF ........ 496 309 3329 22 19 Rushers Att Yds Avg LG TD Jones-Drew, JAC ..... 294 1334 4.54 43 7 A. Foster, HOU ......... 278 1224 4.40 43 10 R. Rice, BAL .............. 244 1086 4.45 67 10 Ry. Mathews, SND ... 211 1033 4.90 39 6 McGahee, DEN......... 206 990 4.81 60t 4 Re. Bush, MIA ........... 194 973 5.02 76t 6 Benson, CIN .............. 244 959 3.93 42 6 S. Greene, NYJ......... 225 941 4.18 31 6 F. Jackson, BUF ....... 170 934 5.49 80t 6 Chr. Johnson, TEN... 232 930 4.01 48t 4 Receivers No Yds Avg LG TD Welker, NWE............. 104 1380 13.3 99t 9 R. Gronkowski, NWE ........................... 75 1141 15.2 52t 15 R. Rice, BAL .............. 71 648 9.1 52 2 B. Marshall, MIA ....... 70 1021 14.6 65t 5 Bowe, KAN ................ 69 986 14.3 52t 4 Garcon, IND .............. 68 925 13.6 87t 6 St. Johnson, BUF...... 68 872 12.8 53 6 Hernandez, NWE...... 68 736 10.8 46 6 M. Wallace, PIT ........ 67 1100 16.4 95t 8 Wayne, IND ............... 67 887 13.2 56t 4 Punters No Yds LG Avg Lechler, OAK....................... 73 3685 80 50.5 Fields, MIA........................... 68 3349 70 49.3 Moorman, BUF .................... 65 3147 66 48.4 Scifres, SND........................ 43 2068 71 48.1 B. Colquitt, DEN.................. 85 4075 66 47.9 McAfee, IND ........................ 85 3966 64 46.7 Koch, BAL ............................ 61 2843 62 46.6 D. Colquitt, KAN.................. 78 3561 68 45.7 Mesko, NWE ....................... 49 2237 61 45.7 Hartmann, HOU .................. 58 2573 69 44.4 Punt Returners No Yds Avg LG TD Arenas, KAN................. 28 369 13.2 37 0 Bess, MIA ..................... 35 417 11.9 25 0 Edelman, NWE ............ 26 292 11.2 72t 1 Mariani, TEN ................ 36 403 11.2 79t 1 An. Brown, PIT............. 29 320 11.0 60t 1 Br. Tate, CIN................. 46 496 10.8 56t 1 L. Webb, BAL ............... 27 290 10.7 68t 1 Jac. Jones, HOU ......... 49 518 10.6 79t 1 Cosby, DEN.................. 27 269 10.0 30 0 Kickoff Returners No Yds Avg LG TD McKnight, NYJ........... 30 968 32.3 107t 1 An. Brown, PIT .......... 23 634 27.6 52 0 Cribbs, CLE................ 32 838 26.2 63 0 R. Goodman, SND .... 25 652 26.1 44 0 C. Gates, MIA............. 29 728 25.1 77 0 Br. Tate, CIN .............. 37 886 23.9 45 0 Karim, JAC ................. 24 573 23.9 37 0 Mariani, TEN .............. 27 635 23.5 49 0 McCluster, KAN ......... 24 532 22.2 35 0 Scoring Touchdowns TD Rush Rec Ret Pts R. Gronkowski, NWE .......................... 16 1 15 0 96 A. Foster, HOU ........ 12 10 2 0 72 R. Rice, BAL ............. 12 10 2 0 72 Jones-Drew, JAC .... 10 7 3 0 60 Decker, DEN ............ 9 0 8 1 54 Green-Ellis, NWE .... 9 9 0 0 54 Tolbert, SND ............ 9 7 2 0 54 Welker, NWE............ 9 0 9 0 54 Burress, NYJ ............ 8 0 8 0 48 M. Bush, OAK .......... 8 7 1 0 48 Kicking PAT FG LG Pts Rackers, HOU................ 38-39 29-35 54 125 Gostkowski, NWE ......... 51-51 24-28 50 123 Cundiff, BAL ................... 35-35 27-36 51 116 Nugent, CIN ................... 30-31 27-29 49 111 Novak, SND ................... 35-36 25-31 53 110 Janikowski, OAK............ 33-33 24-27 63 105 Bironas, TEN.................. 30-30 23-26 53 99 D. Carpenter, MIA ......... 22-22 24-29 51 94 Folk, NYJ ........................ 40-40 18-23 51 94

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Quarterbacks Att Com Yds TD Int A. Rodgers, GBY...... 473 322 4360 40 6 Brees, NOR............... 583 417 4780 37 11 Romo, DAL................ 483 317 3895 29 9 Stafford, DET ............ 568 356 4145 33 14 E. Manning, NYG ..... 529 326 4362 25 15 Ale. Smith, SNF........ 389 239 2752 16 5 M. Ryan, ATL ............ 505 307 3698 26 12 Cutler, CHI ................ 314 182 2319 13 7 C. Newton, CAR ....... 475 283 3722 17 16 Kolb, ARI ................... 253 146 1955 9 8 Rushers Att Yds Avg LG TD L. McCoy, PHL.......... 260 1274 4.90 60 17 M. Turner, ATL.......... 273 1129 4.14 61 9 Gore, SNF ................. 252 1119 4.44 55 7 M. Lynch, SEA .......... 245 1011 4.13 47 11 Forte, CHI .................. 203 997 4.91 46 3 B. Wells, ARI ............. 231 994 4.30 71 10 S. Jackson, STL........ 220 966 4.39 47t 5 A. Peterson, MIN ...... 196 932 4.76 54 11 Murray, DAL .............. 164 897 5.47 91t 2 Blount, TAM ............... 176 758 4.31 54t 5 Receivers No Yds Avg LG TD J. Graham, NOR ........ 87 1171 13.5 59 9 R. White, ATL ............. 85 1100 12.9 43 8 Ca. Johnson, DET ..... 81 1335 16.5 73t 14 Sproles, NOR ............. 79 659 8.3 39 5 T. Gonzalez, ATL ....... 74 826 11.2 30 7 Cruz, NYG................... 73 1194 16.4 74t 7 St. Smith, CAR ........... 72 1299 18.0 77t 6 Harvin, MIN................. 72 787 10.9 52t 5 H. Nicks, NYG ............ 70 1096 15.7 68 6 Witten, DAL................. 68 849 12.5 64 5 Punters No Yds LG Avg A. Lee, SNF ......................... 71 3578 68 50.4 Morstead, NOR................... 43 2056 64 47.8 J. Ryan, SEA ....................... 82 3847 77 46.9 Weatherford, NYG .............. 69 3193 62 46.3 Masthay, GBY ..................... 47 2154 71 45.8 Kluwe, MIN .......................... 68 3108 60 45.7 Zastudil, ARI........................ 74 3375 66 45.6 McBriar, DAL....................... 49 2199 68 44.9 Koenen, TAM....................... 63 2815 65 44.7 Punt Returners No Yds Avg LG TD D. Hester, CHI.............. 24 443 18.5 82t 2 P. Peterson, ARI.......... 40 636 15.9 99t 4 Ginn Jr., SNF ............... 38 466 12.3 55t 1 Cobb, GBY ................... 25 287 11.5 80t 1 L. Washington, SEA.... 36 398 11.1 37 0 Banks, WAS.................. 31 315 10.2 55 0 Weems, ATL ................ 31 306 9.9 42 0 Sproles, NOR............... 26 249 9.6 72t 1 P. Parker, TAM............. 23 210 9.1 34 0 Kickoff Returners No Yds Avg LG TD Ginn Jr., SNF ............. 29 800 27.6 102t 1 Cobb, GBY ................. 33 907 27.5 108t 1 Pilares, CAR .............. 20 536 26.8 101t 1 Sproles, NOR............. 34 888 26.1 57 0 Logan, DET ................ 28 700 25.0 42 0 L. Washington, SEA.. 36 893 24.8 54 0 Dev. Thomas, NYG... 24 576 24.0 40 0 Stephens-Howling, ARI............................... 36 857 23.8 37 0 Booker, MIN ............... 19 450 23.7 68 0 Scoring Touchdowns TD Rush Rec Ret Pts L. McCoy, PHL ........ 20 17 3 0 120 Ca. Johnson, DET... 14 0 14 0 84 C. Newton, CAR...... 13 13 0 0 78 M. Lynch, SEA......... 12 11 1 0 72 A. Peterson, MIN..... 12 11 1 0 72 J. Nelson, GBY........ 10 0 10 0 60 B. Wells, ARI............ 10 10 0 0 60 D. Bryant, DAL......... 9 0 9 0 54 J. Graham, NOR...... 9 0 9 0 54 G. Jennings, GBY ... 9 0 9 0 54 Kicking PAT FG LG Pts Akers, SNF ..................... 29-29 38-44 55 143 D. Bailey, DAL ................ 36-36 32-36 51 132 Kasay, NOR.................... 51-51 26-32 53 129 Crosby, GBY .................. 57-58 23-26 58 126 Ja. Hanson, DET ........... 45-45 22-26 51 111 Gould, CHI...................... 34-34 25-28 57 109 M. Bryant, ATL ............... 38-38 23-25 50 107 Gano, WAS..................... 22-23 26-35 59 100

Mediocre trash-talkers meet New York teams haven’t lived up to hype in 2011 and now have plenty at stake. By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Rex Ryan set the tone early in the week — with a brash boast, of course. His Jets, the coach declared, have been the best football team in New York since he came to town. And he said the facts bear that out: Two playoff trips compared to none by the Giants. But, Ryan wants a lot more. “I don’t want to be the one that is not looked at as the best team in my own state,” Ryan said. “There’s no way. I want to be the best team, period. Now, do I have the courage to say it? Absolutely.” For the first UP NEXT time in his N.Y. GIANTS at three seasons N.Y. JETS as the coach of TV: 1 p.m., the Jets (8-6), today, FOX-56 Ryan gets to OPENING LINE: Jets by 3 play for New York supremaLAST MEETING: Giants cy when he beat Jets 35and Tom 24, Oct. 7, 2007 Coughlin’s Giants (7-7) square off today in a game with plenty of playoff implications. That’s the major focus, getting to the postseason, and it’s what prompted the normally tight-lipped Coughlin to say this about Ryan’s bravado: “Talk is cheap. Play the game.” Ryan kept going throughout the week, and players on both sides took some jabs at each other. But both sides have insisted they need to win, regardless of bragging rights, to stay in the postseason picture — even if that might not be completely true. Still, the sense of desperation is clear. “We all understand that it’s going to be some good competition and I mean, just look at the circumstances of this game,” said Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress, a former Giants star. “The loser of that game won’t

Indianapolis’ Caldwell may be safe for now, but others could join those recently fired. By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer

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Mark Sanchez looks to pass past defender Justin Tuck during an preseason game between the New York Jets and the New York Giants in August.

go to the playoffs; Christmas Eve, Jets versus the Giants. This is what New York is all about. It couldn’t be a better setting.” If the Giants beat the Jets and then Dallas at home next weekend, they’ll win the NFC East and return to the playoffs for first time since 2008. But a loss today and a Cowboys win would make for what Burress predicts will be “a bittersweet Christmas” for the Giants. “It’s going to be do or die,” linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka

said. Two wins will just about clinch the Jets a third straight wild-card appearance under Ryan — the first time the team would be in the playoffs three straight years. “It would be huge, no question,” Ryan said. “That would be a great accomplishment.” A loss still wouldn’t eliminate them, but they aren’t even thinking in those terms. “It’s a big one,” Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez said. “We want to win these next two and

hopefully control our destiny going into the playoffs, not have to sit around in a couple weeks hoping certain teams lose or not. If we can just win these next two, then we’ll be OK.” When this matchup was first announced several months ago, many thought it could potentially be a preview to a Subway Super Bowl, something New York-area fans have dreamed of for decades. Instead of the teams being among the elite in their conferences, they’ve been surprisingly mediocre.

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Ravens control their home fate Hot at home in 2011, two more wins guarantees team will host postseason foes.

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BALTIMORE — Given a second chance to earn a home playoff game, the Baltimore Ravens hope to put a rousing finish on a topsy-turvy week by defeating the Cleveland Browns today. Baltimore clinched a playoff berth last Sunday afternoon shortly before taking the field on the road against the San Diego Chargers. The Ravens then lost control of the top seed in the AFC with a clunker of a performance in a 34-14 defeat. The setback dropped Baltimore to the fifth-seed position and put Pittsburgh atop the AFC North. Just 24 hours later, however, the Steelers lost to San Francisco to throw the Ravens back in command of the race for the division crown. And now, Baltimore will finish a whirlwind seven-day stretch at home against the Browns (4-10). If Baltimore wins its final two games, it will capture the AFC North, get a first-round bye and play at home in second round.

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That’s a pretty sweet scenario, given the desperate situation the Ravens were in after Sunday night’s defeat. “The fact that if we win both games now, we will win the division, that means a lot,” coach John Harbaugh said. “Of course, we have to control what we have to control. And the beauty of that is we can control a lot.” Running back Ray Rice put it more succinctly: “We don’t got to take our show on the road if we take care of business.” The last thing the Ravens need is to hit the road for the playoffs. Baltimore reached the postseason as a wild-card team in each of the previous three seasons, and although the Ravens went 4-3 overall, on each occasion their quest to reach the Super Bowl

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Torrey Smith (82) and the Ravens will meet Joe Haden (23) and the Browns for the second time this month today.

died on foreign turf. That path might be even more difficult to follow this year, because the Ravens are 7-0 at home and 3-4 on the road. So beating Cleveland today and winning at Cincinnati next Sunday is imperative for Baltimore’s upcoming playoff run. The first order of business is knocking off the Browns, which would enable the Ravens to go unbeaten at home for the first time in franchise history. “It’s going to be a great accom-

plishment if we get it done,” Rice said. “The fans get to say, ‘Look, the Ravens gave us a sight to see at home this year.’ But I’m sure they would even appreciate it more if the playoffs were here as well.” It’s all there for the Ravens. But what are the Browns playing for? “We have a two-game season here,” coach Pat Shurmur said. “We’re looking to do what we can to try and string a couple victories here at the end of the season.”

If the Indianapolis Colts blow the No. 1 pick in next year’s draft with their astonishing end-of-season winning streak, owner Jim Irsay has all the ammunition he needs to dismiss coach Jim Caldwell. How dare he rally his troops to finish with a flourish and blow a chance at drafting quarterback Andrew Luck, aka as the next John Elway? It was bad enough Caldwell’s Colts ran out to a 0-13 mark and all but clinched the No. 1 pick. The record alone was enough for firing consideration. Now this: After a second straight win, the Colts (2-13) allowed the Rams (212) and Vikings (2-12) into the race to see who can lose their way to the top pick. Will this turnaround help or hurt Caldwell’s job status? Only Irsay knows for sure. As if you hadn’t guessed by now, this week’s Pick Six is coaches on the hot seat — Caldwell excluded (we think he’ll be back) as well as already fired coaches Jack Del Rio, Tony Sparano and Todd Haley. CHAN GAILEY, BILLS: Has any team come undone more than the Bills? After a 5-2 start, it’s been all downhill for the boys from Buffalo. A seven-game losing streak has them out of the playoffs for the 12th straight season. On Saturday, Gailey’s guys get a look at Tebow Time. Or will it be Gailey Time? RAHEEM MORRIS, BUCS: Yes! The Bucs have been as bad as the Bills. After winning 10 games last season, Morris was being tagged as a can’t-miss coach, about to lead his young team to the playoffs in 2011 with QB Josh Freeman at the helm. A 4-2 start has been wiped out by an eightgame losing streak and now Morris’ status is in jeopardy. STEVE SPAGNUOLO, RAMS: Granted, there have been a bunch of injuries, but so what? A defensive-minded coach has one of the league’s weakest defenses (21st overall), and an offense (30th overall) averaging all of 11.9 points per game under a not-always-healthy quarterback Sam Bradford. LESLIE FRAZIER, VIKINGS: Doesn’t it seem like after every loss, Frazier says he’s not coaching well enough? OK. So why is he still the coach? Is this season an audition? Donovan McNabb didn’t work. Neither did anything else. And, star running back Adrian Peterson got hurt in the process. Frazier is likely to get another year, but this season seemed lost from the start. ANDY REID, EAGLES: Even if Philly (6-8) makes the playoffs (that’s how bad the NFC East is), it sure appears it’s time for a new coach. Yes, Reid has led his team to nine playoff appearances, six NFC East titles, five conference championship games and one Super Bowl in his first 12 seasons. But his dream team was supposed to be much better than this. It isn’t, and maybe this time the boo birds might have it right. NORV TURNER, CHARGERS: Don’t let this late-season surge fool you. A rare quick start for the Chargers deteriorated into a six-game losing streak followed by a three-game winning streak, leaving San Diego a long shot to make the playoffs. A loss to the Lions on Saturday could mean the end of Turner after five mostly disappointing seasons.


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DOHA, Qatar — Three weeks before the Arab Games in Doha, Qatari sports officials called Nada Mohammed Wafa to tell her she would be competing in the Middle East’s biggest sporting event. Surprised — and a bit scared — the 17-year-old swimmer replied: “Oh wow! Sure!” Wafa, who had only competed in school-level events until then, trained hard to make up for the short time she had before making history by becoming the first woman on Qatar’s national swim team. “It’s a good feeling, but it’s also very lonely,” Wafa said. “It’s just me, myself and I.” Wafa may be Qatar’s lone fe-

male swimmer, but she is part of a group of emerging athletes in the conservative Muslim country that hopes to send women to the Olympics for the first time in London next year. And if Wafa’s phone rings in five months or somebody confirms her name is on the list, she would be delighted to go and compete. “I’d be over the moon,” Wafa said. Along with Saudi Arabia and Brunei, Qatar has never sent female athletes to the Olympics. Last year, the International Olympic Committee urged the three countries to end the practice of sending all-male teams to the games, hoping that naming and shaming would do more for female athletes than banning their nations from the Olympics. While Saudi Arabia’s plans to send women to the London Games remain wrapped in secrecy, Qatar is feverishly working to escape the stigma that comes

with failing to include women. Over the past decade, the tiny but rich Gulf country has been targeting sports as a vehicle to showcase its global aspirations. Last year, it became the first Arab country to win the right to host the World Cup in 2022. And Qatar’s bid for the 2020 Olympics adds the pressure to include women on the teams in London. Qatar Olympic Committee President Sheik Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said female athletes have been competing in international tournaments for the past three years, including last year’s Youth Olympics in Singapore. The only reason women were not included for the 2008 Beijing Games is because they didn’t qualify in any sport, Sheik Saoud said. He added that Qatar is talking to the IOC about sending female athletes to the games next year on wild-card invitations. “That’s the thing with the Olympics. They can’t go if they

It also takes time to change mindsets in a deeply conservative society. Qatar follows the Wahhabi branch of Islam, a strict version that predominates in Saudi Arabia. There are no written laws in Qatar — or Saudi Arabia — that ban and restrict women from participating in sports. Rather, the stigma of female athletes is rooted in conservative traditions and religious views that hold giving freedom of movement to women would make them vulnerable to sins. Unlike in Saudi Arabia, where women are still banned from AP PHOTO driving, much has changed in Qatar since the country began an Qatar has never sent a female athlete to the Olympics. Nada ambitious process of opening up Mohammed Wafa, who is a swimmer, is hoping to be the first. to the world, largely through don’t qualify,” Sheik Saoud said. ment. But it takes time to prepare hosting high-profile sporting “It’s not about us being unwilling athletes to compete on the inter- events in tennis, soccer, and track and field. to send women to the tourna- national level.”

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Consumers spent at a lackluster rate in November as their incomes barely grew. Consumer spending rose just 0.1 percent in November, matching the modest October increase, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Incomes also rose 0.1 percent. That was the weakest showing since a 0.1 percent decline in August. Separately, the government said companies’ demand for long-lasting manufactured goods rose by the largest amount in four months in November, driven by a jump in orders for planes. But so-called core capital goods, a proxy for business investment spending, dropped for a second straight month.

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CLARKS SUMMIT – A day after announcing a $750 million deal to sell Laser Northeast Gathering to pipeline giant Williams Partners, Thomas Karam said he’s looking for other ways to profit from the Marcellus Shale gas boom. “I think there are going to be many opportunities for investment,” said Karam, CEO of Laser parent Delphi Midstream Partners, on Friday. Karam and others formed Delphi in mid-2009 and acquired Laser in July 2010. At the time, “All it had were a couple of contacts and a few easements,” Karam said. After acquiring more easements and contracts with drillers that needed to move gas to market, Delphi built the first part of what Karam described as a threephase project. The current In October, “we be- 33 miles of gan to flow gas” to the Millennium interstate pipeline will gas pipeline in Broome expand to County, New York. about 75 The current 33 miles, Karam miles of pipeline will expand to about 75 said, reaching miles, Karam said, re- into northern aching into northern Wyoming Wyoming County and linking the large Ten- County. nessee and Transco interstate pipelines that cross the Northeast. “It creates great optionality for Williams customers,” Karam said. All 33 Laser employees have received job offers from Williams, and most have accepted. “Our people have been building pipelines in Northeastern Pennsylvania for decades,” Karam said. The deal includes some smaller Laser assets in Texas. Williams will pay Delphi $300 million cash and approximately 7.5 million Williams Partners common units. Karam declined to say how much Delphi had paid for Laser or invested since the acquisition. While planning to keep “a pretty close association with Williams,” Karam sees opportunity in other services to the drilling industry, such as water supply and disposal. Each well can use up to five million gallons of water in the hydrofracturing process. Overall, the infrastructure to underpin drilling has to catch up with production, Karam said. That, he said, is a “short-term obstacle, long-term opportunity.” At the same time, “we have to be a little more cautious” on environmental matters, Karam said, and not make the kind of mistakes that left the region scarred after coal mining played out.

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Americans bought slightly more new homes in November, but 2011 will likely end up as the worst year for sales in history. The Commerce Department says new-home sales rose 1.6 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 315,000. That’s less than half the 700,000 new homes that economists say should be sold to sustain a healthy housing market. It’s also below the 323,000 homes sold last year — the worst year for sales on records dating back to 1963.

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Pros: Stocks to rise Economic experts are forecasting big gains on Wall Street for 2012, but unknowns cloud the market.

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Nevada gambling regulators on Thursday unanimously approved rules that allow companies in the state to apply for licenses to operate poker websites, a move that puts Nevada in a position to capitalize if Congress reverses its ban on Internet gambling. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the regulations would let casino companies operate Internet poker sites in the state, and some sites could begin operating by the end of 2012.

By BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writer

NEW YORK — The good news is that Wall Street experts think stock prices will rise more than 10 percent next year. The bad news is that they expected big gains in 2011 and got nearly zero instead. It’s forecasting time on Wall Street, and once again the pros are trying to predict the unpredictable. In typical times, guessing where stocks will end up in a year is difficult.

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Treasury prices fell Friday as a thinly-traded market digested stronger economic numbers from earlier in the week. The price of the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell 68.7 cents per $100 invested Friday. Its yield rose to 2.03 percent from 1.95 percent Thursday. Trading was light as markets closed at 2 p.m. ahead of the Christmas holiday. U.S. markets will be closed Monday.

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SUGARLOAF TWP. – Citing continued financial losses, Downs Racing, LP has decided to close its off-track betting facility near the Laurel Mall on Dec. 31. Bobby Soper, president and chief executive officer of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Downs Racing LP’s parent company, said discussions have been ongoing for several years about the facility, but in recent months the decision was made to cut its losses. “There’s a point where you can no longer bleed cash,” Soper said. He said the three other off-track wagering facilities Downs Racing operates –

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Carbondale, East Stroudsburg and Allentown – will remain open and there are no plans to close them at this time. Soper said at one point the Downs at Hazleton was profitable, but that changed a few years ago. Soper said several factors were likely to blame for a decline in revenue and attendance. He said the close proximity to the Pocono Downs Racetrack and simulcast center in Plains Township was likely the biggest factor, but the emergence of online wagering and the weak economy also likely played a role. The facility’s 15 employees will be offered positions at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs complex in various areas, not just horse track operations.

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“We’re going to try to accommodate them the best that we can,” Soper said. The Downs at Hazleton opened in 1997 in a strip mall on the Laurel Mall property. A message left with Denise Betz, Laurel Mall spokeswoman, was not immediately returned. The off-track wagering parlors were included in the $280 million purchase by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority of the racetrack and land from Penn National Gaming in 2004. A parlor in Erie was included in the deal, but that facility was sold to the operator of Presque Isle Racetrack and Casino. 10-YR T-NOTE 2.02%

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Much colder air blew in overnight and despite some sunshine today, readings will struggle just to reach the mid 30s. The air is also becoming very dry and so under clear skies tonight, the reindeer will enjoy excellent flying weather with just enough of a tail wind to pull Santa into town right on time. On Christmas day, skies will turn mostly cloudy and it'll be a little warmer than today. There may be snow showers later Sunday night and then on Tuesday, there's a good chance for more rain and snow. The whitest Christmas on record was in 2002 when 15" fell in just 10 hours on Christmas day.

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This home on Fairway Lane in Sugarloaf Township has plenty of natural Christmas trees, ready-made for trimming.

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Santa and company come in for a landing at this home on Wyoming Avenue in Forty Fort.

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here are you, Christmas? With the days officially here – Merry Christmas eve, by the way! – anyone who still hasn’t caught the spirit might want to just get in the car and take a drive. Spirited, talented, hard-working folks all around us have decked not only their halls but their entire houses in so many eyepleasing ways, and we asked our photographers to snap pictures of the best they’ve come across in their travels. If you’ve been too busy shopping, cooking, baking and otherwise running around but haven’t taken time to smell the flowers or, in this case, see the lights, why not today? Or even tomorrow? Or, if you’re lucky, you’ll have until about Jan. 6, which many consider the official day everything should come down andheadbackintostorageforyetanother year. Sigh.

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1. Candy canes and lollipops greet guests and create an archway at this Forty Fort dwelling. 2. Simple, old-fashioned décor dresses up a porch on North Laurel Street in Hazleton. 3. Santa and some pals wave hello from a yard on North Laurel Street in Hazleton. 4. Decorations are large-scale both inside and out at this house on Voytko Lane in Conyngham.

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That fleet-footed Peanuts gang takes a stroll on a ‘skating rink’ outside a home on Hughes Street in Swoyersville.

o Christmas and I had our annual chat. We go way back, don’t you know? To those magical days when some quite specific, almost fullon Events, capital E intended, really made a kid giddy to know that – yes! – the perfect season was finally here and what a fabulous time to be alive. Two moments always did it for me: the retrieval from storage of the big old Burl Ives record and the postman’s arrival with the Sears Wishbook. Any troubles that could befall a young life would dissipate the moment needle hit vinyl to free the familiar sounds of “Holly, Jolly Christmas,” then the almost-plaintive strains of “Silver and Gold.” And when I got my turn to page uninterrupted through the fat catalog that today would snap my mailbox in two? Forget about it. Maybe the Burl Ives love – we had the now-retro “Rudolph The RedNosed Reindeer” album – flowed because of my little fantasy that life would be too cool on the Island of Misfit Toys. After all, I had a special affinity for “Dolly For Sue,” red-headed reject. Though her ginger wasn’t, in fact, her flaw, I thank Rankin & Bass for not freckling the poor thing as well. She had enough problems and sure didn’t need the polka dots piling on. (Though I’d have told her my grandma always said freckles were “God’s kisses” so others can just be jealous, OK?) Anyway, where setting hearts ablaze at Christmas was concerned, Burl Ives was the man. Don’t you wish we could bring him back, along with quite a lot of the old world order? I wrote up a little Christmas 2011 performance evaluation, and Christmas was open-minded, accepting graciously my ideas for the future: • Basic toys need big-time revival. Mom picked a tag off the church giving tree this year and was charmed by the simplicity of its request: truck. Tried finding one lately? Hither and yon, and we finally did, but geez Louise. Only too late did I discover an entire cache at T.J. Maxx, Ross and Marshalls, which often indicates offloading. Of toy trucks? No, no, no. I will not live in a world where every toy sans that little i in front of its name is the misfit! • Sorting those same giving-tree gifts for distribution, I came across “tin of cookies” written in frail hand, by one of the homebound recipients. Mental note: Every “tin of cookies” should be offered with “ton of company.” • Speaking of company, it’s what I like about gift-shopping in stores. Online’s handy, but this year “you can’t go back” really stung, as in, not even three minutes after placing an order in error. (A package takes seven to 10 days to hit your house but seven to 10 seconds to hit “processing stage.” Translation: In 17 days (or so), we’ll credit your plastic. I’d rather buy my “mistakes” in camaraderie. Strangers are great at answering the big questions, too, such as, “If you were an 8-year-old boy, would you find this cool?” And if you get a serenade by a little brass band at center court or sidewalk? That’s gravy. • Much modern décor is attractively progressive, but, I submit, at least one piece of true kitsch is essential for all of us. Remember those plug-in white porcelain Christmas trees with all the holes for all the little colored peg lights? We had one in our family, and it somehow survived all these years, a testament to endurance. Then I got my clutzy hands on it. Yep, Mama asked me to carry it up her steps this year and joked that if I broke it she’d have an excuse to throw it out. Not 10 seconds later – no joke – crash, bang, boom, Humpty Dumpty lays waste to the family history. (Mom’s not mad; she’d just really like to know how I manage to fall so much. She stopped laughing long enough to pose the question.) Ah well, at least a gazillion “historical” ornaments still fancy up the “mother” tree, reminding me some things never will, and never should, change. The clothespin reindeer’s pipecleaner antlers have seen better days, and she’s missing an eye now, too, so I put her up even higher on the tree. (Proves my love.) Long live sweet Christmas posterity.

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Bodle Road in Franklin Township has a bright spot in this yard that’s filled with a collection of white stars, among other lighted niceties.

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When painting a house, how cold is too cold? Q: I want to paint my house, but the mornings are cold. How do I know if it is safe to paint my house if the weather is cold? Does the wood have to be a certain temperature for the paint to stick? Is there a device I can buy to let me know if the wood is too cold to paint, or is there a general rule of thumb? A: I have painted in cold weather over the years, but rarely when the temperature dropped below 40 degrees. Water-based paints tend to start thickening around 50 degrees; oil-based, when I used it, was a bit more forgiving. I usually waited to paint on days when it was in the 50s to low 60s, with little wind so that the paint would not dry too quickly. I tried to start the job early enough so that the paint set up before dark. The Paint Quality Institute states that most latex paints should not be applied when the air temperature of surface being painted is 35 to 50 degrees, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations on the paint label. “Painting in cold weather is more difficult, and it takes longer to dry, leaving the wet paint more susceptible to dirt, insects and pollen,” the institute says. “If you use a latex paint, wait until the temperature is predicted to remain above the recommended minimum for the next 36 hours.” There are paints that have come out since I’ve needed to paint in cold weather that are designed for use in northerly climates. You can search on the

YOUR PLACE ALAN J. HEAVENS Internet. Professional painters know all the tricks, and they seem to be the ones able to get away with painting in cold, as well as hot weather. The latest I’ve been able to paint is Dec. 14, a rare spate of 60- and 70-degree days, in 2000 or 2001, if memory serves. Mostly, I touch up spots on weekend days that weather and time accommodate. ••• Pests, pests, and more pests. According to a recent survey of pest professionals in the Philadelphia area conducted by the National Pest Management Association, the two most challenging pests during the fall and winter months are stink bugs and house mice, with fleas and silverfish a distant third and fourth, respectively. Here are some other findings: • Forty-six percent of respondents said they had noticed an overall increase in pest populations in the Philadelphia area over the past year. Specifically, bed bugs, fleas, odorous house ants, house mice and stink bugs. Eastern subterranean termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, bed bugs and house mice are listed as the five most destructive pests in the area. ••• From a recent “Ask Al” chat: I have a second home in Bucks County, Pa., that will be empty this winter. If I empty the water lines and shut off the water is it OK for me to turn the heat off through

the winter? If so, what should I do to make sure I have no issues with the water lines if I come back for a week in January or February when the weather is really cold? Handyguy Brian responds: “I have a cottage I winterize. I drain all water from any pipe, trap, toilet — everything. If I have a trap I can’t drain I replace the water with antifreeze made for the purpose. “I then turn off the gas and electricity. I make sure the fridge door is open and dried out (to prevent mold). Then I place mouse poison around a few places just in case.” ••• Every week, I do at least one chore defined as maintenance. Recently, it was changing the filter in the furnace’s wholehouse air cleaner. Why did I do all this? With heating season here, a clean filter is key to efficient operation. Unlike my old rambler in the city, which depended on an ancient furnace converted to oil from coal in the 1940s, my current furnace is a relatively modern, high-efficiency condensing gas model that, while not totally problem-free over the past few years, needs a bit of routine TLC to work properly and efficiently. There is nothing worse than having your furnace go down during a snowstorm in the dead of winter. Maintenance can help prevent this nightmare. Questions? E-mail Alan J. Heavens at aheavens@phillynews.com or write him at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia PA 19101.

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IN BRIEF FORTY FORT: Forty Fort United Methodist Church will begin its Men’s Bible Study at 7 p.m. Jan. 5. Topic will be Dr. David Jeremiah’s spiritual warfare. For more information call the church office at 287-3840.

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Kaydence Miller, daughter of Doug and Tia Miller, Plymouth, is celebrating her third birthday today, Dec. 24. Kaydence is a granddaughter of Dean and Darlene Weaver, Wyoming, and David and Debra Miller, South Abington Township. She is a great-granddaughter of Harold and Doreen Rugh, Oil City; Shirley Powell, Elizabethtown; and Bert and Helen Miller, Harrisburg.

Robert Bernard Kachinko, son of Robbie and Kathy Kachinko, celebrated his eighth birthday Dec. 22. Robert is a grandson of Joseph and Mary Pirillo, Plymouth; Maryann Kachinko, Larksville; and the late Bernard Kachinko. He is a great-grandson of the late Catherine Pirillo, Plymouth. Robert has a sister, Madison, 14.

Jovanni M. Piccolotti Jovanni Michael Piccolotti, son of Kathy Piccolotti, Swoyersville, is celebrating his sixth birthday today, Dec. 24. Jovanni is a grandson of Samuel Piccolotti, Highlands Ranch, Colo. He has a brother, Christopher.

PLAINS TWP.: The Womens Society of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Hudson Road, will hold its annual Christmas party on Sunday, Jan. 8 at The Cafe, Route 315, Wilkes-Barre. Reservations are open to all women of the parish and their guests. The committee members are Marty Yanaitis, Joanne Melman, Gloria Flynn and Joanne Nixon. Reservations can be made by contacting Flynn at 824-6093 or Nixon at 823-8968. Entertainment will be provided by a choral group from Holy Redeemer High School. The Rev. Joseph Greskiewicz is pastor and moderator of the group.

St. John the Baptist installs Parish Council St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, recently elected and installed their Parish Council for 2012. Council members, first row, from left: Christine Adamski, treasurer; Olga Merowsky, assistant treasurer; The Rev. Martin Browne; Joseph Wozniak, financial secretary; Kathy Harmanos, president; Ed Morgans, assistant recording secretary; and Bill Kupstas, assistant financial secretary. Second row: Ben Dragan, recording secretary; Joseph Kaucher, vice president; and Doris Amos, Joanne Olejnick and Mary Lou Fedorko, auditors. Third row: Mary Cunius, cemetery administrator, and Evelyn Swetts, Elizabeth Dutko, John Rushton and Ed Van Camp, trustees.

NANTICOKE: St John’s Lutheran Church, 231 State St., Nanticoke, will celebrate a special service to welcome new members to the worship community at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 8. WILKES-BARRE TWP.: The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Making a Difference Ministries will present Christmas with a Twist on Jan. 7 at Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the game at 7. Tickets cost $16, $19 and $21.Ticket cost includes concert, game, and a giveaway to the first 5,000 fans. Attendees will receive a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hat when they call Chris Sipsky to buy tickets for this game at 970-3607 or email csipsky@wbspenguins.com. When calling, mention Making a Difference Ministries. Discounted tickets cannot be purchased at the door for this event.

Dule selected as Man of the Year Exaltation of the Holy Cross Men’s Club selected Steven Dule as this year’s Man of the Year. Dule has been active in many projects in the Men’s Club and the church. Frank Krasnavage, Men’s Club president, presented the award to Dule at a 10 a.m. Mass. Following Mass, a brunch was held at the Wyoming Valley Country Club for members, wives and guests. First row, from left: Sarah Dule and Steven Dule Jr. Second row: Frank Krasnavage; Dolores Krasnavage, Frank Krasnavage Jr., Steven Dule; and Susan Dule.

SCRANTON: The St. Thomas More Society of St. Paul’s Parish, 2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, will host the Guardian of the Redeemer Fellowship each first and third Monday of the month for men interested in adult discussion of the Catholic faith. For more information call 343-0634.

Nativity presented at St. Jude’s The eighth-grade students of St. Jude School in Mountain Top recently continued the tradition of presenting The Nativity at the conclusion of the school’s Christmas Concert. The evening included both religious and secular vocal selections by students from the three-year-old program through eighth grades. The program also featured soloists and instrumental accompaniments. The highlight of the evening was the narration of The Nativity enhanced by the voices of the school choir members from grades two through eight. The program was under the direction of Ann Manganiello, music director at St. Jude’s. First row, from left: Patrick Ganter and Jordyn Pavelitz. Second row: John Gentilesco, Chris Nudo, Tom Williams, Vincent Gentilesco, and Charles Nudo. Third row: Rachel Rinehimer and Joe Kaskel. Fourth row: Neal Sowers, Sarah Thomas, Erica Stuccio, Kayla Hons, Lauren Higgs, and Amanda Bohn.

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ALDEN: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 12 E. Kirmar Ave., 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist, Dec. 24. The Rev. John Leo will be celebrant. ASHLEY: Centenary United Methodist Church, 26 N. Main St., 5 p.m. Candle-light and Communion service, Dec. 24. The Rev. Sarah Soars, Ph.D., pastor, will officiate.

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,

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. 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 service, Dec. 25. HARVEYS LAKE: Emmanuel Church, 240 Church Road, 6:30

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Baptist Nebo Baptist Church of Nanticoke

75 Prospect St. Nanticoke 735-3932 Pastor Tim Hall www.nebobaptist.org Worship Service Sun. 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Sun School 9:45 a.m. Nursery Junior Church Youth Groups Great Bible Seminars Everyone is Welcome

Assembly of God Back Mountain Harvest Assembly 340 Carverton Rd. Trucksville Pastor Dan Miller 570-696-1128 www.bmha.org Saturday Evening Worship 6:30PM Sunday Morning Worship 8AM 9:45AM & 11AM Sunday School 9:45AM Sunday Evening Worship 6:30PM Wednesday Mid-Week

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First Assembly Of God

424 Stanton Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

SUNDAY SERVICES Celebration Service 9 & 10:45AM Christian Education 9AM Kidz Church 10:45AM Intercessory Prayer 8:15AM TUESDAY Women’s Bible Study 10AM WEDNESDAY Family Night Ministries 7PM THURSDAY Evidence Youth Group 6:30PM 570-829-0989 www.wilkesbarreag.com

Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Sunday School 11:15 a.m. Bible Study Wed 6:30 p.m. Pastor Don Hartsthorne 822-3372

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

105 HILL ST...WILKES-BARRE Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 11 a.m. We offer Children’s Church Prayer Service Wednesday 7p.m. Bible Study Wednesday 8 p.m. Rev. Michael E. Brewster, Pastor

First Baptist

48 S. River St. W-B Pastor Shawn Walker 822-7482 Sunday Service at 11 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. “The Place for a New Beginning..”

First Baptist Church Water Street Pittston 654-0283 Rev. James H. Breese, Pastor Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sun School 9:30 a.m. Adult/Teen Sun School 10:45 a.m. Bible Study/Prayer Meeting Wed at 7:15 p.m. Chairlift Available

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Sunday School 9:15am Service 10:30am Nursery provided Thursday Night 6:30pm Bible study & Youth Groups Coffee house Fridays 6 to 9 pm with live music.

Grace Community Church

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Bible 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

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Ph.D., and his family. PLYMOUTH: First Welsh Baptist Church, West Shawnee and Girard avenues, 7 p.m., Christmas Eve service, Dec. 24 with special Communion and Candlelight Service of special solos given by Noah Reese, Mackenzie Bittle and Mary Poremba. The Adult and Children’s Choir will sing special anthems under the direction of Barbara Futchel, organist and choir director. The Rev. Anita J. Ambrose, host pastor, will preside. The Thomas Price Family will be lighting the Advent Candles.

WARRIOR RUN: Warrior Run Welsh Presbyterian Church, 390 Chestnut St., 1 1 p.m., Christmas Eve service, Dec. 24, with Pastors Bob Thomas and James Clyde participating. WHITE HAVEN: Mountainview Community Church, 6 p.m. Christmas Eve candle-light service, Dec. 24. WILKES-BARRE: St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 471 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, 7 p.m. candlelight service, Dec. 24; 10 a.m., Dec. 25. WILKES-BARRE: St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St.,

Christ Community Church

100 West Dorrance St. 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

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Wilkes-Barre, 4, 6 and 7:30 p.m. (Spanish language) Christmas Eve Vigil Masses, Dec. 24 with congregational singing of Christmas carols and instrumental music 15 minutes before Masses; 4:10 p.m. children’s Christmas Mass, Dec. 24 in the school gym with children in third- through eighth-grades participating; midnight Mass, Dec. 24 with 11:30 p.m. program of Christmas carols, featuring carols in German by the Adult Choir and singing of “Stille Nacht” and blessing of the Creche; Masses at 7:30, 9, 10:30 a.m. and noon (Spanish), Dec. 25.

• 3:00 p.m. at Holy Saviour Worship Site, 56 Hillard St, East End • 4:30 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Worship Site, 668 N. Main St., North End

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

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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

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Doni Rubando has been elected Vice President of the Consistory Board for St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 471 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. She succeeds long-time Rubando church officer Doris Turnbaugh, who recently passed away. Rubando previously served as an Elder on the Consistory Board and leads the annual rummage sale and other important fundraisers and community events. She recently led St. Luke’s annual holiday food drive which assists neighborhood families.

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Episcopal

Holy Cross Episcopal Church 373 N. Main Street, W-B Father Timothy Alleman, Rector SUNG SUNDAY EUCHARIST - 9:00 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL - 9:00 AM SATURDAY HOLY EUCHARIST - 4:30 PM WEDNESDAY - 7:00 PM HEALING SERVICE & HOLY EUCHARIST

Catholic St. John The Baptist Church 126 Nesbitt St. Larksville, PA 18651 570-779-9620 A WELCOMING, GROWING, FAITH COMMUNITY Saturday 4 p.m. Sunday 7 a.m., 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Ample, Easy Parking Handicapped Accessible Confessions: Saturday 3 p.m.

St. Stephen’s

Episcopal Pro- Cathedral 35 S. Franklin St., W-B Holy Communion 8:00 Church School 10:00 Choral Eucharist 10:30 Nursery 9:00 - 12:15 Call 825-6653 for information about Worship Music Programs and Community Ministries

Our Lady of Fatima Parish 134 S. Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA (570) 823-4168 Christmas Masses Saturday, Dec. 24: 3:30PM Christmas Carols 4:00PM Children’s Mass (with Family Choir/Children’s Choir/Handbell Choir) 10:30PM Christmas Carols 11:00PM Mass with Cantor ending at Midnight (with Adult Choir) Sunday, Dec. 25: 9:00AM Mass with Cantor 12:10PM Mass with Cantor (No 7:00PM Mass)

165 Hanover St., W-B 822-8043 Holy Eucharist 10a.m. Sunday School 10:00a.m. WELCOME ALL TO GROW IN GODS LOVE www.stclementstpeter.org

St. Martin In-The-Fields 3085 Church Rd., Mountaintop Rev, Dan FitzSimmons Christmas Eve Service Dec. 24 - 7PM Christmas Day No Service Serving through Faith, Praise & Good Works

Evangelical Free Church

Fellowship Evangelical Free Church

Friends & Quakers

Friends & Quakers Wyoming Seminary Lower School 1560 Wyoming Ave. Forty Fort 570-824-5130 Next meeting January 8, 2012 http://northbranch. quaker.org

Messiah Lutheran Church 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

106 Welles St. (Hanover Section) 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

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

410 S. River St. Wilkes-Barre Saint Mary Worship Parsons Primitive Antiochian Methodist Church 11 AM Orthodox Church 193 Austin Avenue 905 South Main Street Wilkes-Barre Office Phone 823-7139 Wilkes-Barre St. John’s Lutheran Nanticoke

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

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

Independent

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

Huntsville Christian Church 1160 Church Rd.,Dallas (by the Huntsville Dam) Christmas Eve 6 pm Service Christmas Morning 10:30 am Service

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

Loyalville United Methodist Church

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 St. John Baptist Worship Service: 11 a.m. Luzerne United Orthodox Church Sunday School: 10 a.m. Methodist Church

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

First United Presbyterian 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

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

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 St. Matthew First Methodist Lutheran Church Presbyterian United Methodist Rev. Marian Hartman, Pastor

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

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

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

“God’s Glory Our Passion” First 45 Hilderbrandt Rd. Presbyterian (Near the Dallas Schools) Church Sundays S. Franklin & St. Paul Northhampton Sts., WORSHIP - 10:30 a.m. Lutheran Church Dallas United W-B 474 Yalkick Road Methodist Fellowship - 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Worship (Rt. 118) 4 Parsonage Street, Dallas Discipleship Class - 9 a.m. Pastor: Dallas, PA Rev. Dr. Robert M. Rev. Robert G. Wood Rev. Charles Grube Zanicky, Minister Wednesday Evenings 675-5701 Sat. Worship Sunday School 9 a.m. Pioneer Clubs (K-5th) 11:00 am Sunday School 5:30pm Church Services 6:30 p.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided 8:30 am & 11 am Choir Wed. 7pm Women’s Study - 6:30 p.m. Handicapped Access Sunday School 675-0122 John Vaida - Minister of (Nursery provided For All) 9:45am Handicapped Accessible Music 570-675-3859 Thursdays Pamela Kerns - Christian Women’s Study - 9:30 a.m. First United Education Director St. Peter’s A Friendly Inclusive, TNT (Youth 6th-12th Grade) Methodist Lutheran Church & Welcoming Church 6 p.m. West Pittston 1000 S. Main St., W-B 823-7332 “A Place Where All Are Welcome” Audio Sermons For More Information Pastor Michael Erickson available on web 400 Wyoming Ave. Please call 675-6426 or Sun. Worship - 9:00 a.m. @ www.fpcwb.com Worship 10 a.m. Sunday School & Visit Us Online at Sun School 11:15 a.m. Adult Bible Study Forty Fort www.fellowshipfreechurch.org Rev. Janet Tiebert, Pastor 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Presbyterian Missouri Synod Air Conditioned, Senior Pastor: Church Handicapped Accessible Marc Ramirez

Second Welsh Four Square Congregational Gospel Church NEW HOPE CHURCH 475 Hazel St., Wilkes-Barre

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

813 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston Saturday Contemporary Holy Communion 5:30 Sunday Holy Communion 10:00 Rev. Paul Metzloff Handicapped Accessible

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Episcopal ST. CLEMENT & ST. PETERS EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Holy Trinity Lutheran 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.

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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 Mountain View Church Of The Nazarene WE HAVE MOVED!!

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!

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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

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

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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

Trinity Presbyterian

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

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

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Warrior Run Welsh Presbyterian Church 390 Chestnut St Morning Worship 10 am Communion is 1st Sunday wwof the month Pastoral Care Team Pastor Jim Clyde Pastor Bob Thomas (570)822-3286

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

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). It may feel like everyone wants something from you at once. You’ll be quite amazing in your ability to address more than one need at a time. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You could use your charm to climb to new ranks, though more than likely, you’ll dedicate yourself to simply making others happy, and whatever happens after that is just icing on the cake. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll have more company than you expected, but that’s OK because you get such a positive charge from friends. You’ll notice a loved one’s happy, dancing eyes. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Life will seem suddenly less complicated. You can feel that you have the potential for a good life ahead of you, and you sense that success is really just a matter of continuing to choose what’s best for you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You know better than to pin your hopes on acquiring certain objects. You’d rather have the feeling that comes with knowing that you love and are loved. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll have the strong sense that you’re in control of your own destiny. This is what liberty feels like. When you exercise your free and independent will, joy rings through you like a bell. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll do everything within your ability to make life the way you want it to be. There are others involved who won’t mind doing things your way. In fact, they’ll rather enjoy being a part of your vision.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll find simple ways to bring joy to others using the talents with which you were born. It’s a winwin: Everyone you reach out to really appreciates it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Waste not a moment in apprehension. There is no use in wondering whether everything will turn out. It already has. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Scientists have yet to figure out exactly why flowers make people smile. But they do. You’ll use flowers and other methods to put a smile on the faces of those around you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll be decisive, choosing as though you know you can’t get it wrong. In fact, you probably can’t. Whatever you pick, you can always pick something different next. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You believe that being alive is enough of a reason to celebrate. So when special occasions come up, you think “What’s the big deal?” TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 24). You’ll systematically build on small victories, and before you know it, you’ve done something remarkable. Your accomplishments will give you a sense of pride. You’ll be available to those who need your support in 2012 and will be grateful to be in a position to help. Adventure happens in April and August. Libra and Aquarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 14, 3, 1 and 18.


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Grand Cherokee approaches summit for comfort drive vehicle that can tow over 7,000 pounds is extracted at the fuel pump. After a week behind the wheel, the test car’s onboard trip computer reported a 13.8-mpg average.

SCOTT WASSER WHEELS

T

he Grand Cherokee was once the

Spend more time on the highway and less time than I did mashing the throttle to enjoy the bawdy V8, and you’ll probably fare better.

undisputed king of midsize SUVs, and Jeep apparently is determined to regain the throne. Two new models for 2012 should greatly aid its ascension. The 2011 Grand Cherokee represented a new generation and the beginning of a new era for the Jeep Division of Chrysler, now owned by Fiat and free from the yoke of bankruptcy and its former owner, Daimler.

Other Grand Cherokee models are available with a more fuel efficient V6. But buy a Prius if you’re really concerned with pinching pennies at the pump.

The retooled Grand Cherokee is based on a luxury SUV platform developed during the Daimler days and can also be found beneath Mercedes’ M-Class models. But most of the rest of the vehicle owes its excellence to engineering, design and quality initiatives implemented by Chrysler’s new boss, Sergio Marchionne. Marchionne also runs Fiat and is responsible for that company’s remarkable resurgence. The Grand Cherokee progenitor, the Cherokee, arguably launched the modern SUV era when American Motors introduced it in 1984. It reigned for several years, but was fading under an onslaught of competitors until Jeep, which by then was owned by Chrysler, introduced the larger, more luxurious Grand Cherokee in 1992 (as a ’93 model). That vehicle won fans and set sales records by establishing new standards for comfort, convenience, utility and versatility. It could easily haul a heavy camper, comfortably tote tots in booster seats and enabled anglers to reach their favorite fishing hole far from the nearest paved road.

Like the Prius – but unlike many of Jeep’s midsize SUV competitors – the Grand Cherokee seats five folks max.

Jeep’s Grand Cherokee reaches a new luxury level with an Overland Summit edition that features chrome wheels and grille insets along with particularly posh cabin trim and styling.

The current model delivers the same type of groundbreaking performance. After a 900-mile round-trip journey in last year in a Grand Cherokee Laredo X, I compared its ride to a luxury touring sedan and called it one of the most comfortable SUVs I’d ever tested. I marveled at how a vehicle could be that comfy and still step over 10inch logs and plow through 18 inches of water, as Jeep asserts it will. “Think Range Rover at half the price,” I wrote. Jeeps ups the ante – and price – for

2012 with a new model that compares favorably to the vaunted Range Rover’s luxury: The Grand Cherokee Overland Summit edition. That’s a mouthful, for sure, but worth every syllable, based on my weeklong test. Also new for 2012 is the Grand Cherokee SRT8 model, which I have not tested. “SRT” is Chrysler’s acronym for “Street and Racing Technology.” The “8” represents a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine that churns out 470 horsepower and 467 pounds-feet of torque. A “Car and Driver” magazine test clocked the SRT8’s 0-60 time at 4.7

seconds, and credits it with a 157-mph top speed. The test also describes deft cornering and potent braking. A glutton for speed and handling, I can’t wait to get my hands on an SRT8. But the Grand Cherokee Overland Summit is no slouch. Equipped with a smaller – but far from diminutive – 5.7-liter Hemi rated at 360 horsepower, my test vehicle took just 6.9 seconds to go from planted to 60 mph. Highway passing power is just as impressive. The price you pay for such performance in a 5,200-pound, four-wheel

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Cargo room also ranks near the bottom of the class. The Grand Cherokee nearly choked on my son Brandon’s huge hockey bag and goalie stick, which my own Honda Pilot swallows easily.

WHAT IT IS: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit, a luxurious and capable midsize SUV. WHAT IT COSTS: Grand Cherokee’s MSRP ranges from $26,995 for a rear-wheel drive Laredo to $54,470 for an SRT8 hot rod model. Overland Summit 4x4 V8 like the one tested starts at $42,995 and had a $49,615 MSRP as tested.

But that’s it for nits I could find to pick with the Grand Cherokee. A roomy cabin compliments a deliciously comfortable and library-quiet ride. Entry and egress are easy, despite generous and genuinely Jeeplike ground clearance.

WHAT I LIKED BEST: Performance and refinement on a par with the best luxury SUVs for far less money.

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3.7L V6 ENGINE LEATHER HEATED/COOLED SEATS

SIDE AIR CURTAINS MYLINCOLN TOUCH

AUTO. TEMPERATURE CONTROL

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*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied

**Lease payments based on 27 month lease 23,625 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 12/31/11.

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H APPY H ON DA DAYS 0.9% for24-36 M on ths a n d 1.9% for37 to 60 M on ths on N e w 2012 A c c ord , Civic (e xc lud e s Hyb rid s ), Cros s tour, Od ys s e y, a n d P ilotm od e ls . 0.9% for24 to 60 M on ths on a ll N e w 2011 A c c ord , Cros s tour, CR-V , CR-Z, Fit, Od ys s e y, P ilot, a n d Rid ge lin e m od e ls . $0 DO W N

G AS M ILEAG E 28 CITY/39 HW Y

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$0 DO W N

2012 Hon d a

2012 H on d a

CIV IC L X

• M odel#FB2F5C EW • 140-hp 16-V alve SO H C i-V TEC ® • 5-Speed A utom atic Transm ission • A ir C onditioning w ith A ir-Filtration System • Pow er W indow s/ Locks/M irrors • C ruise C ontrol• R em ote Entry • 160-W att A M /FM /C D A udio System w ith 4 Speakers • 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

$

***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 $12,23 7.75

209/ 209/M O.***O .***

A CCO RD L X

• M odel#C P2f3C EW • 177-hp 16-V alve D O H C i-V TEC ® Engine • 5-Speed A utom atic Transm ission • Pow er W indow s/Locks/M irrors • R em ote Entry • C ruise C ontrol• A ir C onditioning w ith A ir-Filtration System • 160-W att A M / FM /C D A udio System w ith 6 Speakers • V ehicle Stability A ssistTM (V SA ® ) w ith Traction C ontrol• A BS • Sual-Stage,M ultiple-Threshold Front A irbags (SR S) • D ual-C ham ber Front Side A irbags w ith Passenger-Side O ccupant Position D etection System (O PD S) • Side C urtain A irbags

$

2219/ 19/M OO.**.**

**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 $13 ,540.50

G AS M ILEAG E 22 C ITY/ 30 H W Y

G AS M ILEAG E 17 CITY/24 HW Y

$0 DO W N

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 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.

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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

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H a ppy H o lida ys to a ll o f o u r P a s t... P res ent... & F u tu re... C u s to m ers !

SH SH OO PP AT AT WW WW WW ..MM ATTB ATTBUURRNNEE HH OONNDD AA. .CCOOMM

C EE N NT T EE R R

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

1

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2

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

H O N D A ’S

02 M A ZDA M ILLENIA SE SDN B lack,79K M iles

N ow

$6,950

04 V W JETTA G LS SDN N avy,40K M iles

N ow

$9,750

03 HO NDA C IV IC EX C O UPE R ed,84K M iles

$8,950

N ow

1.9%

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 07 A C C O RD EXL V 6 SDN P ew ter,26K..................NO W 09 A C C O RD LX SDN R ed,13K..................................NO W 09 A C C O RD LXP SDN B urgandy,26K..............................NO W

$12,500 $15,750 $16,950 $16,950 $16,950 $17,500 $17,950

10 A C C O RD 10 A C C O RD 09 A C C O RD 09 A C C O RD 09 A C C O RD 09 A C C O RD 10 A C C O RD

60 m os

S ilver,98K M iles

G ray,79K M iles

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

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

N ow

09 HY UNDA IA C C ENT G LS SEDA N

$8,950

N ow

S ilver,67K M iles

M oss,115K M iles

$10,950

$10,950

N ow

FIT

$9,950

05 TO Y O TA C A M RY LE SDN

05 HO NDA C RV LX 4W D

B ronze,54K M iles

N ow

04 HO NDA C RV LX 4W D

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

2.9%

N ow

$11,750

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

EL EM EN T 4W D

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

N ow

$11,950

05 HO NDA A C C O RD LX SDN S ilver,42K M iles

N ow

$12,500

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

IN S IGHT HYBRID

09 HY UNDA ISO NA TA G LS SDN

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

S ilver,45K M iles

W hite,79K M iles

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

$12,950

N ow

N ow

$12,950

R ID G EL IN E 4W D

08 RIDG ELINE RTX R ed,34K..........................NO W $20,950 04 SUBA RU IM PREZA W RX SDN S ilver,68K M iles

N ow

$13,500

08 NISSA N Q UEST “S”

G ray,48K M iles

N ow

$15,950

08 JEEP LIBERTY SPO RT 4W D B lack,20K M iles

N ow

$17,950

09 HY UNDA I SO NA TA G LS SDN B row n,40K M iles

N ow

$13,750

PIL OT 4W D

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 09 PILO T EXL S ilver,29K.....................................N O W 09 PILO T TO U R IN G N A V I N avy,47K.........N O W 09 PILO T TO URING D V D /N avi,R ed,45K................N O W

09 TO Y O TA M A TRIX “S” A W D R ed,56K M iles

N ow

$15,950

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

N ow

$19,750

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CI V I C

LX SD N G ray,69K................................N O W LX C PE G ray,41K.................................N O W 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

08 NISSA N A LTIM A “S” SDN

07 SUBA RU IM PREZA A W D

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

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

N ow

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

NO W

$15,950

N ow

$33,500 06 C HEV Y C O LO RA DO XC A B 4X4

$11,750 $13,500 $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

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

$15,950

07 M A ZDA C X-7 TO URING A W D

B lack,47K M iles

N ow

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

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$16,950

N ow

$17,950

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

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$23,500

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$23,950

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Touring........................................ 28353 4dr Wgn Touring........................................ 28534 4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 SL .............................. 30799 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS .............................. 20438 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS .............................. 22813 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS .............................. 22531 4dr I4 Auto LX............................................ 12459 4dr I4 Auto EX ........................................... 17658 4dr I4 Auto EX ........................................... 34843 4dr Sdn ...................................................... 37550 5dr HB I...................................................... 15618 4dr V6 Auto EX-L ....................................... 23847 4dr Sdn ...................................................... 61702 4dr Man WRX w/Premium Pkg ................. 21604 2dr I4 Auto LX-S ........................................ 26474 4dr Sdn SXT RWD ..................................... 34220 4dr V6 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AWD 4dr LT w/1LT .................................... 31203 Honda..........CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr LX ............................................... 13714 Jeep .............Liberty............ 4WD 4dr Limited ....................................... 26334 Jeep .............Wrangler........ 4WD 4dr Unlimited Sahara....................... 50699 Honda..........CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX-L w/Navi............................... 19534 Honda..........Element.......... 4WD 5dr EX............................................... 9071 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 ...................................................... 32692 Toyota..........Highlander..... 4WD 4dr Sport .......................................... 60900 Jeep .............WranglerUnltd 4WD 4dr Sport .......................................... 20287 Honda..........Odyssey ......... 5dr EX ........................................................ 24482 Lexus ...........GX 470 ........... 4dr SUV 4WD ............................................ 60526 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 ............................................... 27906 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 Acura...........RDX ................ FWD 4dr .................................................... 18920 Honda..........Odyssey ......... 5dr LX ........................................................ 5282 Honda..........Odyssey ......... 5dr EX-L ..................................................... 14405 Ford..............F-150............... 4WD SuperCrew 150� Lariat .................... 43586 Toyota..........Venza.............. 4dr Wgn I4 AWD....................................... 35914 Ford..............F-150............... 4WD SuperCrew 145� XLT........................ 246204 Acura...........TL ................... 4dr Sdn 2WD............................................. 21490 Jeep .............GranChero ..... 4WD 4dr Laredo ........................................ 17523 Lexus ...........IS 250 ............. 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD.......................... 29916 Acura...........TL ................... 4dr Sdn 2WD............................................. 34105 MB................C-Class ........... 4dr Sdn 3.0L Luxury 4MATIC..................... 23713 Lexus ...........IS 250 ............. 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD.......................... 22147 Lexus ...........RX 350............ AWD 4dr.................................................... 35349 MB................C-Class ........... 4dr Sdn 3.0L Luxury 4MATIC..................... 28756 MB................C-Class ........... 4dr Sdn 3.0L Sport 4MATIC....................... 25754 Acura...........TSX ................ 4dr Sdn I4 Auto ......................................... 19138 Lexus ...........ES 350 ............ 4dr Sdn ...................................................... 11812 Lexus ...........ES 350 ............ 4dr Sdn ...................................................... 7349 Lexus ...........ES 350 ............ 4dr Sdn ...................................................... 16997 Acura...........TL ................... 4dr Sdn 2WD............................................. 22419 Lexus ...........IS 250 ............. 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD.......................... 16210 Lexus ...........IS 250 ............. 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD.......................... 20941 MB................C-Class ........... 4dr Sdn 3.0L Sport 4MATIC....................... 16367 MB................C-Class ........... 4dr Sdn 3.0L Sport 4MATIC....................... 20261 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 MB................C-Class ........... 4dr Sdn 3.0L Sport 4MATIC....................... 22955 Lexus ...........ES 350 ............ 4dr Sdn ...................................................... 8753 Acura...........TL ................... 4dr Sdn 2WD............................................. 12691 Lexus ...........IS 250 ............. 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD.......................... 7665 Toyota..........Highlander..... 4WD 4dr V6 Limited.................................. 22151 Cadillac........CTS................. 4dr Sdn 3.0L Luxury AWD ......................... 10100 Acura...........MDX ............... 4WD 4dr Tech/Pwr Tail Gate .................... 18121 MB................M-Class .......... 4MATIC 4dr 3.5L........................................ 33384 Lexus ...........RX 350............ AWD 4dr.................................................... 22540 Lexus ...........RX 350............ AWD 4dr.................................................... 27111 Toyota..........Highlander..... 4WD 4dr V6 Limited.................................. 17874 Lexus ...........RX 350............ AWD 4dr.................................................... 13114 Cadillac........Escalade......... AWD 4dr.................................................... 30412 MB................E-Class ........... 4dr Sdn Luxury 3.5L 4MATIC..................... 26661 Cadillac........SRX ................ AWD 4dr Performance Collection............. 6967 MB................E-Class ........... 4dr Sdn Luxury 3.5L 4MATIC..................... 15253 MB................CLK-Class....... 2dr Cabriolet 5.5L...................................... 10979 Cadillac........Escalade......... AWD 4dr.................................................... 30110 Lexus ...........LS 460 ............ 4dr Sdn AWD ............................................ 13084 MB................GL-Class ......... 4MATIC 4dr 4.6L........................................ 16351 BMW............6-Series.......... 2dr Conv 650i ............................................ 8313

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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

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HONDA `07 ACCORD V6 EXL. 77K miles. 1

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HYUNDAI ‘06 ELANTRA Tan, 4 door,

clean title, 4 cylinder, auto, 115k miles. Power windows, & keyless entry, CD player, cruise, central console heated power mirrors. $3900 570-991-5558

HYUNDAI ‘11 SONATA GLS

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JAGUAR `00 S TYPE

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

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MERCEDES `92 500 SEL

White with gray leather interior, 17” custom chrome wheels, 4 new tires, new breaks front & rear. Full tune-up, oil change & filters done. Body and interior are perfect. Car has all the options. 133,850 miles. Original price: $140,000 new. This is the diplomat version. No rust or dings on this car Garage kept. Sell for $9,500. Call: 570-876-1355 or 570-504-8540 Evenings

MERCEDES-BENZ ‘00 S430

Silver, black leather interior. All power options. Navigation. Alloys and extras. Car runs good. $8,995 Flood Title Trade Welcome 570-829-3929

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

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412 Autos for Sale

NISSAN ‘02 ALTIMA Black with gray

interior. Power window, locks, sunroof. $5,995. Trade Welcome 570-829-3929

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

OLDSMOBILE `68 DELMONT

439

Motorcycles

MOTO GUZZI `03

1,100 cc. 1,900 miles. Full dress. Shaft driven. Garage kept. Excellent condition. $6000. Health Problems. Call 570-654-7863

POLARIS ‘00 VICTORY CRUISER 14,000 miles,

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

NISSAN ‘03 SENTRA Auto. Air conditioning. Runs excellent. Good economy car. $3,995. Trades Welcome 570-817-7878

PONTIAC 04 SUNFIRE 2 door. 4 cylinder. 42K. Looks and runs well. $4,995 Dealer DEALER 570-868-3914

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PONTIAC 07 G6

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

570-714-4146

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PORSCHE `01 BOXSTER S Biarritz white, convertible,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

SCION `06 XA 67,000 miles,

power windows & locks, great gas mileage. $8,200/OBO 570-606-5634

TOYOTA `10

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

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VOLKSWAGEN `09 BEETLE Excellent condition,

20,000 miles, all power, sun roof, kayak and bike rack included. $14,900. 570-864-2300

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

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

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

CHEVY`75 CAMARO

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

Chrysler ‘68 New Yorker

Sedan. 440 Engine. Power Steering & brakes. 34,500 original miles. Always garaged. Reduced to $6,400 (570) 883-4443

FORD ‘28 MODEL A Sport Coupe.

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

MAZDA `88 RX-7

CONVERTIBLE 1 owner, garage kept, 65k original miles, black with grey leather interior, all original & never seen snow. $7,995. Call 570-237-5119

MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

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

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

427

Commercial Trucks & Equipment

CHEVY `04 DUMP TRUCK

36k miles. 9’6” Boss power angle plow. Hydraulic over electric dump box with sides. Rubber coated box & frame. Very good condition. $22,500 firm. Call 570-840-1838

FORD `90 TRUCK 17’ box. Excellent

running condition. Very Clean. $4,300. Call 570-287-1246

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439

Motorcycles

‘96 HONDA

American Classic Edition. 1100 cc. 1 owner, under 20,000 miles. Yellow and white, extra chrome, VNH exhaust, bags, lights, MC jack, battery tender, helmets. Asking $3500 570-288-7618

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.

DAELIM 2006

150 CCs. 4,700 miles. 70 MPG. New battery & tires. $1,500; negotiable. Call 570-288-1246 or 570-328-6897

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON `03

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON `03 NIGHTTRAIN New rear tire. Very good condition. 23K miles. $8,500. Call 570-510-1429

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

OLDSMOBILE ‘53 98 SEDAN 72K original miles.

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

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442 RVs & Campers

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

KAWASAKI ‘05 NINJA 500R. 3300

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

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

BUICK `05 RENDEZVOUS BARGAIN!!

AWD, Fully loaded, 1 owner, 22,000 miles. Small 6 cylinder. New inspection. Like new, inside & out. $13,000. (570) 540-0975

CADILLAC `07 ESCALADE ESV Black with extended

cab. Fully loaded. Low miles. Extra set of tires & rims. Leather interior. $32,000. (570) 357-1383

CADILLAC `99 ESCALADE 97k miles. Black with beige leather interior. 22” rims. Runs great. $8,500 Call 570-861-0202

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CHEVY 05 SILVERADO

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

CHEVY ‘99utility, BLAZER4 Sport

door, four wheel drive, ABS, new inspection. $4200. 570-709-1467

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

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

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

FORD `00 WINDSTAR Excellent condition,

8 passenger, new starter. $2,900. 570-655-2443

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FORD ‘05 ESCAPE XLS

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

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CHRYSLER 02 TOWN & COUNTRY V6. Like new!

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

88,500 miles. V6. Automatic. Good Condition. $2,300 (570) 793-6955

DODGE ‘97 2500 4X4, C UMMINS

Extended Cab. Good Shape. $9,500 negotiable. (570) 954-7461

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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JEEP ‘05 GRAND CHEROKEE

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

FORD ‘00 EXPLORER XLT. CD. Power

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

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JEEP 98 CHEROKEE SPORT

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

FORD 01 F150 XLT Extra cab. 2

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

LEXUS `06 GX 470

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

FORD ‘02 EXPLORER

Red, XLT, Original non-smoking owner, garaged, synthetic oil since new, excellent in and out. New tires and battery. 90,000 miles. $7,500 (570) 403-3016

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.

$26,950

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

FORD ‘06 E-350 CARGO VAN Over 100,000

miles. Runs excellent. $8,995. Trade Welcome 570-829-3929

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GMC '02 SAFARI CARGO VAN

AWD. Auto. Warrantied. $4,895

570-714-4146

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HONDA `10 ODYSSEY

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

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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 `03 LIBERTY

SPORT. Rare. 5 speed. 23 MPG. 102K highway miles. Silver with black interior. Immaculate condition, inside and out. Garage kept. No rust, maintenance records included. 4wd, all power. $6,900 or best offer, trades will be considered. Call 570-575-0518

JEEP `04 CHEROKEE 135,000 miles, auto-

matic, four wheel drive, $6,500. (570) 237-6979

(570) 237-1082

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

MAZDA 03 MPV VAN V6. CD Player.

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

MERCURY `07 MARINER One owner. Luxury

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

NISSAN `10 ROGUE SL AWD. Gray. Sunroof. Bose stereo system. Black, heated leather seats. Sunroof 6,800 miles. $24,000 (570) 696-2777

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RANGE ROVER ‘07 SPORT

Supercharged 59,000 miles, fully loaded. Impeccable service record. $36,000 570-283-1130

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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Full Time. Computer experience required for medical insurance payment posting. Previous experience preferred. Fax resume to 570-283-6924.

518 Customer Support/Client Care 1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

3pm-7:30 pm Apply at: Highland Manor Nursing Home 750 Schooley Ave. Exeter, PA. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

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

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

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JEEPAuto. 04 LIBERTY V6.

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

503

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

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

610

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FORD ‘97 F150 4X4

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548 Medical/Health

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DODGE `00 CARGO VAN 1500 Kawasaki` 93 ZX11D NINJA LIKE NEW 8900 Original

451

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

KAWASAKI ‘03

KLR 650. Green. Excellent condition. 6K Miles. $3,000 (570) 287-0563

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

Rocket V8 motor. Hydromatic transmission. Mechanically sound. Antique tags. Excellent Driver. Must see to appreciate! Asking $7,200 Or best offer. (570) 855-3040

39 Prospect St • Nanticoke

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Responsibilities include processing orders, handling and resolving customer inquiries and problems. College degree or at least three years experience in customer service a must, preferably in manufacturing/distribution environment. Strong communication, organizational skills, good attendance and the ability to multitask and handle a very fastpaced environment a must. Knowledge of Word, Excel, Lotus Notes. SAP experience a plus. Only team players need apply. Benefits and competitive salary based on qualifications. Please send resume and salary requirements to: ATTN: HR Dept. Box 667 Hazleton, PA 18201 Fax: 570-450-0231 Email: donna.reimold@ forbo.com

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Education/ Training

BERWICK AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT COACHING VACANCIES The following Varsity Head Coaching positions are vacant for the 2012-2013 school year: -Varsity Field Hockey Coach -Varsity Cross Country Coach -Varsity Girls’ Volleyball Coach Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation and clearances to Wayne D. Brookhart, Superintendent, Berwick Area School District, 500 Line Street, Berwick, PA 18603. Deadline: Applications will be accepted until position is filled. EOE

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

HVAC CONTRACTOR Looking for an

HVAC contractor to work with startup. Ideal candidate will have 5+ years experience. Geothermal a plus! For more information, contact 855EARTH-75 or email j.broscious@earth wellenergies.com

538

Janitorial/ Cleaning

HOUSE CLEANER

Wanted, twice a month. 829-0506

542

Logistics/ Transportation

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

LEAD DRIVER / TRANS ASSISTANT Full Time.

$15.00/hour. Health Insurance after 90days Requires: Excellent computer skills, clean driving record (MVR 10 years), able lift 60lbs, reliable and trust worthy. For information call 570-270-2670.

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

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533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

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$1,000 SIGN-O ON BONUS! Extremely busy shop is in immediate need of “EXPERIENCED” Auto Body Techs. Earning potential is unlimited! We also offer a great benefit package with 401-K. For immediate consideration, please apply in person to: Ray King, Manager Pompey Collision & Auto Body 338 Pierce Street, Kingston, PA 18704 570-288-6576 Email: pdautobody@epix.net

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For Large Trucking Company We are looking for a hard working, loyal, dedicated individual to come join our team • (5) Years minimum experience • Heavy Duty Truck Shop Experience a must • Willing to work as needed • Management skills are necessary • Computer knowledge is necessary • Must be able to prioritize and multi task • Excellent Pay & benefits • Class A CDL is a plus EOE/All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Please send resume to: Careeropportunity17701@gmail.com

Come join the growing Marcellus Shale Industry We are looking for a hard working, loyal, dedicated individual to come join our team. Immediate opening for Hydraulic Crane Mechanic to work at a growing crane company in Williamsport, PA.

• Minimum (5) years experience • Must be willing to relocate to the Williamsport area • Company Service truck will be provided • Must be willing to work on call and overtime when needed • Class A or B a must • Top pay and excellent benefits EOE/All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Please send resume to: Careeropportunity17701@gmail.com

DIESEL MECHANIC

Full Time 2nd or 3rd Shift Position Available. Weekend Rotation Required Requirements: Electronic Engine Diagnostics & Repair CDL Class A License PA Inspection License Class 7 Own Hand Tools Experience in Refrigeration & A/C Full Benefit Package

CDL CLASS A TRACTOR-TRAILER DRIVERS FULL-TIME POSITION CDL Class A License Required Must meet all D.O.T. requirements Must have a safe driving record

Minimum Experience 1Year or 40,000-50,000 miles

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Apply @ Schneider-Valley Farms Dairy 1860 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA or Call 570-326-2021 ext 102 Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm E.O.E.


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Christmas Trees

HELEN & ED’S CHRISTMAS TREE FARM

MEMORIAL SHRINE LOTS FOR SALE

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

Christmas Trees

CHRISTMAS TREE 6’, good condition. $29. 570-602-1075

Computer Equipment & Software

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helenandedstree farm.com 570-868-6252 Nuangola Exit 159 off I-81 (Follow Signs)

724 Cellular Phones

APPLE IPHONE 4 S 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.

CURIO CABINET corner, all oak, 6’ 4”hx26” round. 3 adjustable glass shelves, mirrored back,overhead light, storage cabinet below. Excellent condition. $150. 570-336-6958 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, Riverside, excellent condition, Oak finish, paid $899 + tax new, 5 years old, very solid, 41”W X 75 1/2” L X 21” D. $100. 570-333-4321

Furniture & Accessories

FURNISH FOR LESS

BED: Single complete, nightstand, real wood! Excellent condition. $50. Antique victorian lamp, sacrifice $100. Wooden high chair $20. Kids wooden rocker antique $15. 570-740-1103

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COUCH :FREE blue needs to go asap!! must pick up in Ashley. Call 829-3060!!

COMPUTERS (3) with monitor, mouse, keyboard $125. each. 1 Compaq computer with color printer & scanner $100. HP 2100 laser printer with network $35. HP 7330 inkjet photo smart printer $35. ATI All In Wonder 9000 pro video card, new with remote $30. Call 570-592-5636 or 570-592-5635

OPEN DAILY 8 A.M. to 7 P.M. Ample Parking Holiday Music

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730

COMPUTER: Sony desktop computer $200. 687-3465

Fresh Cut Trees or Cut Your Own * Spruce * Fir * * Live Trees * * Wreaths *

* 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

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MATTRESS SALE

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NANTICOKE

We Beat All Competitors Prices!

Mattress/Box Spring A BRAND NEW P-Top Queen Mattress and Box Spring! Still in bags! Must sell! $150 570-280-9628

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OPEN SPACE YEAR ROUND

AVAILABLE INSIDE & OUT ACRES OF PARKING OUTSIDE SPACES - $10 INSIDE SPACES $60 AND UP (MONTHLY)

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

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Saturday 8am-2pm Sunday Closed

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Competitive wage and comprehensive benefits package: Health Insurance, Dental & Vision, Prescription, Disability, 401K, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Leave and Holidays. Drug screening and background checks are conditions of employment.

Applications are accepted Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM; or forward resume to:

Fabri-Kal Corporation

ATTN: Human Resources Valmont Industrial Park, 150 Lions Drive, Hazle Township, PA 18202 EMAIL: hrmail@hazleton.f-k.com FAX: 570-501-0817 www.f-k.com EOE

518 Customer Support/Client Care

518 Customer Support/Client Care

518 Customer Support/Client Care

Join Our HBC Call Center Team as we continue to grow!!

COAT

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

We are excited to expand our services to Hudson Bay Company.

COAT men’s, leather, brown, size medium, excellent condition. $50. Women’s cashmere coat size 6 $50. 570-592-8414

Full Time & Part Time

WOMEN’S. Size 143 pair slacks & 2 skirts, $10. Large, 10 tops and 1 skirt, $20. Like new. 570-474-6028

Customer Service Representatives AM/PM shifts available - Start Date 01/16/12

These positions are responsible for the efficient handling of customer inquiries via phone and/or mail. Ensure all inquiries are worked and resolved in accordance with company policies and procedures.

Computer Equipment & Software

APPLE MACBOOK with built in HD camera M#A1342 October - 2009, white, mint condition. Paid over $1,000. sell for $600. OBO. 570-457-6432

We offer a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision/life insurance and 401k plan enrollment. We also offer generous merchandise discounts at Lord & Taylor.

COMPUTER PHONE 7” monitor photo phone connects to internet, 2 hp digital cameras new in the box never used, all hardware & cd included $30. 570-822-8957

Apply online at www.lordandtaylor.com/careers

LORD & TAYLOR SERVICE CENTER 250 Highland Park Blvd. • Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Style, Class, Excellence North Eastern Pennsylvania’s y

WWW.MOTORWORLDGROUP.COM

Lord & Taylor is an equal opportunity employer.

MOTORWORLD DRIVE, JUST OFF INTERSTATE 81, WILKES-BARRE SALES HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY: 9AM-7PM SATURDAY: 9AM-5PM SUNDAY: OPEN FOR OUTDOOR BROWSING NOON - 5PM

#1 Luxury Vehicle Destination

New 2012 Mercedes-Benz

C300 SPORT SEDAN 4MATIC AWD

0.9% APR R

0.9% APR 24

UP TO 60 MONTHS! THS! THS S! S! ON NEW 2012 RX350, NEW W 2012 20 012 012 IS250/350 SEDANS, NEW 2012 2 ES350 AND NEW 2012 CT200H! 200H! H!!

60

ACURA TSX 5-SPEED AUTO

MODEL# CU2F4CJW

201 HP IVTEC ENGINE, 5 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH GRADE LOGIC CONTROL, LEATHER INTERIOR, HEATED SEATS, PADDLE SHIFTERS, POWER MOONROOF, BLUETOOTH, VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST, ADVANCED COMPATIBILITY ENGINEERING, 6 OWS, POWER AIR BAGS WITH OCCUPANT POSITION DETECTION SYSTEM, POWER WINDOWS, YER WITH 6 LOCKS, KEYLESS ENTRY, POWER MIRRORS, TILT, CRUISE, AM/FM/CD PLAYER SPEAKERS, AIR CONDITIONING WITH AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM., ANTI LOCKK BRAKES WITH ELECTRONIC BRAKE DISTRIBUTION.

37

60

LEASE FOR

$

299

PER MONTH PLUS TAX & TAGS*

2012 CADILLAC CTS AWD LUXURY COLLECTION STK# C3501

LEASE FOR

$

*LEASE WITH $999 DOWN, 10K MILES PER YEAR, RESIDUAL OF $19,337 AND 1ST PAYMENT AND TAG DUE AT SIGNING.

*LEASE INCLUDES $2,000 CONQUEST REBATE. MUST CURRENTLY BE IN A NON-GM LEASE TO QUALIFY. MUST QUALIFY FOR LEASE THROUGH ALLY FINANCIAL.

20 12

ACURA TL

MODEL# UA8F2CJW

V-6, 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH SEQUENTIAL SPORT SHIFT PADDLES, DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMP CONTROL W/ AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM, AM/FM/XM 276 WATT 6 DISC CD CHANGER WITH 8 SPEAKERS, REMOTE ENTRY WITH PERSONALIZED SETTINGS, BLUETOOTH , LEATHER, HEATEDD SEATS,, USB AUDIO INTERFACE WITH IPOD INTEGRATION, POWER MOONROOF, OF, AUTO ON/ OFF XENON HIGH INTENSITY DISCARD HEADLIGHTS, FOG LIGHTS. TS.

369

STK# C3508

LEASE FOR

$

PLUS TAX & TAGS FOR 36 MONTHS* *LEASE INCLUDES $2,000 CONQUEST REBATE. MUST CURRENTLY BE IN A NON-GM LEASE TO QUALIFY. MUST QUALIFY FOR LEASE THROUGH ALLY FINANCIAL.

*LEASE WITH 10K MILES PER YEAR AND $999 DOWN, RESIDUAL OF $22,258. 1ST PAYMENT AND TAG DUE AT SIGNING.

ACURA RDX SH-AWD

MODEL# TB1H2CJNW

240 HP TURBO CHARGED IVTECH ENGINE, 5 SPEED AUTOMATIC OM MATIC TRANSTRANS MISSION WITH SEQUENTIAL SPORT SHIFT PADDLES, SUPER ERR HANDLING ALL WHEEL DRIVE, AM/FM/XM CD CHANGER W/USB AUDIO DIIO INTERFACE, IINTERF NTERFACE ACE, LEATHER, BLUETOOTH, HEATED SEATS, POWER MOONROOF. OFF.

399

PLUS TAX/TAGS FOR 36 MONTHS*

*LEASE WITH 10K MILES PER YEAR AND $1,995 DUE AT SIGNING.

2011 CADILLAC ESCALADE AWD PREMIUM COLLECTION STK# C3418

20 12

*LEASE WITH 10K MILES PER YEAR AND $1,995 DUE AT SIGNING.

2012 CADILLAC SRX AWD LUXURY COLLECTION

LEASE FOR

$

365

PLUS TAX/TAGS FOR 36 MONTHS*

WAS: $75,660

MOTORWORLD DISCOUNT: $6,000 REBATE: $4,000

LEASE FOR

369

$

PLUS TAX & TAGS FOR 36 MONTHS*

*LEASE WITH 10K MILES PER YEAR AND $999 DOWN, RESIDUAL OFF $21,468. 1ST PAYMENT AND TAG DUE AT SIGNING.

OR FINANCE FOR 0% APR FOR UP TO 72 MONTHS*

$

NOW

65,660 SAVE: $10,000

*FINANCING IN LIEU OF REBATE.

2011 CADILLAC ESCALADE AWD PREMIUM COLLECTION STK# C3380

WAS: $76,160

MOTORWORLD DISCOUNT: $6,200 REBATE: $4,000

CERTIFIED ACURA CLEARANCE WHY BUY ACURA CERTIFIED: 150 POINT INSPECTION. 150 POINT INSPECTION. 12 MONTH/12K MILE EXTENSION OF THE HONDA NEW CAR WARRANTY (4YR 50K MILE) AND THE BALANCE OF A 7 YEAR 100,000 MILE POWERTRAIN WARRANTY. STK# YEAR MAKE MODEL WAS NOW SAVINGS

OR FINANCE FOR 0% APR FOR UP TO 72 MONTHS*

$

NOW

65,960 SAVE: $10,200

*FINANCING IN LIEU OF REBATE.

CADILLAC CERTIFIED RATES: 0.9% UP TO 36 MONTHS, 1.9% FOR 48 MONTHS, 2.9% FOR 60 MONTHS

LLease for 36 Mos.

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36

329

$

20

0.9% APR

12

FOR UP TO 60 MOS.

New 2012 Mercedes-Benz

E350 SPORT SEDAN 4MATIC AWD

MSRP: $38,522

Complimentary First Lease Payment

379

New 2012 Mercedes-Benz

0.9% APR FOR UP TO 60 MOS.

20

12

$

MSRP: $38,995

*LEASE WITH 10K MILES PER YEAR AND $4,596 TOTAL AT DELIVERY WITH RESIDUAL $23,397.

0.9% APR FOR UP TO M . 60 MOS

20 2 0

12

LEXUS RX350 MSRP: $45,825 ,

PLUS TAX

Complimentary First Lease Payment

18 CITY 25 HWY

MPG

Lease for

* Plus Tax for 30 Mos.

$4,603 TOTAL DUE AT DELIVERY. SECURITY DEPOSIT INCLUDED. $3,389.00 CAP COST. 10K MILES PER YEAR. RESIDUAL $28,612.00.

19 CITY Y 27 HW HWY H Y

449

Plus Tax for 33 Mos.

419

LEXUS ES350

Complimentary First Lease Payment

$

*

MSRP: $42,705

GLK350 SUV

PLUS TAX

M MPG

Lease for

$4,764 TOTAL DUE AT DELIVERY. SECURITY DEPOSIT INCLUDED. $3,350.00 CAP COST. 10K MILES PER YEAR. RESIDUAL $36,904.00.

19 CITY Y 27 7 HWY HW WY WY

$

Plus Tax for 30 Mos.

MSRP: $57,865

619

$

PLUS TAX

MPG

Lease for *

$4,039 TOTAL DUE AT DELIVERY. SECURITY DEPOSIT INCLUDED. $2,865.00 CAP COST. 10K MILES PER YEAR. RESIDUAL $28,952.00.

LEXUS IS250

*LEASE WITH 10K MILES PER YEAR AND ND $4,596 $4 4 59 96 TOTAL AT DELIVERY WITH RESIDUAL $24,287 9 $24 287 (AWD). (AWD)

LLease for 36 Mos.

AND

*Restrictions apply pp y see dealer for details.

Lease for 36 Mos. Le

0.9% APR 1.9% APR

Now get $1,000 Owner Loyalty on new 2011 RX350/450h, GS350, ES350 and IS250/350 for current Lexus owners!*

2011 SALES BLOWOUT!

MSRP: $41,360

379

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LLexus Lexu exuss Loyalty Lo Loya has its Rewards…

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Skills & knowledge must include: For Electrician Conduit, emt and ridged pipe; Equipment testing; AC/DC motors & drives; PLC systems. For Mechanic Troubleshooting, hydraulic/pneumatic, machine shop, plumbing, welding, rebuild mechanic devices, schematics, test equipment, basic electrical systems.

TWIN BED: Free child’s, completely wooden frame. Entire frame sits on floor. Unassembled. 570-821-0876

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Fabri-Kal Corporation, a major thermoforming plastics company is seeking motivated candidates for full time benefitted Industrial Electrician I and Maintenance Mechanic II. 12 hours shifts. HS/GED required. Vocational or trade school preferred. 3 years experience required. Availability for overtime required.

6th Street

403 Jones Street FRI 12/23 & SAT 12/24 10am-6pm Tools, Antiques, Household, Clothes, Furniture, Appliances, Electronics & More.

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

Other

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INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN I MAINTENANCE MECHANIC II

FLEA MARKET

Twin sets: $159 Full sets: $179 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898

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WEST WYOMING

Mattress Guy

LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE INCLASSIFIED!

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Clothing

730

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

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*LEASE WITH 10K MILES PER YEAR AND $4,596 TOTAL AT DELIVERY WITH RESIDUAL $27,953 (AWD).

3.9% APR FINANCING

FOR UP TO 60 MONTHS! ON ALL LEXUS CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED VEHICLES ALL COME WITH A 3 YEAR/100K MILE LIMITED WARRANTY 2009 LEXUS ES350

STK# T28081A, 40K MI, LEATHER, SUNROOF, NAVIGATION, 3.9% APR FOR UP TO 60 MOS................................ SALE PRICE $26,999

2008 LEXUS ES350

STK# LP15573, 32K MI, LEATHER, SUNROOF, NAVIGATION 3.9% APR FOR UP TO 60 MOS................................. SALE PRICE $26,999

2009 LEXUS IS250

STK# B9326A, 22K MILES, LEATHER, SUNROOF, AWD, 4 TO CHOOSE FROM 3.9% APR FOR UP TO 60 MOS............ SALE PRICE $29,999

2009 LEXUS LS460

New 2012 Mercedes-Benz

MSRP: $53,465

ML350 SUV

Lease for

599

$

* Plus Tax for 30 Mos.

$4,894 TOTAL DUE AT DELIVERY. SECURITY DEPOSIT INCLUDED. $3,500.00 CAP COST. 10K MILES PER YEAR. RESIDUAL $34,752.00. YOUR CHOICE OF WHAT TO DRIVE JUST GOT EASIER.

IF YOU CURRENTLY OWN A BMW, AUDI, LEXUS, JAGUAR, PORSCHE, RANGE ROVER/LAND ROVER, INFINITI, ACURA, CADILLAC, LINCOLN, OR VOLVO YOU CAN GET $4,000 TOWARDS A 2012 GL-CLASS OR S-CLASS OR $2,000 TOWARDS THE 2012 MERCEDES-BENZ OF YOUR CHOICE OR $1,500 TOWARD THE 2011 CLS-CLASS OF YOUR CHOICE OR $2,000 TOWARD THE 2011 MERCEDES-BENZ OF YOUR CHOICE OR $4,000 TOWARD THE 2011 E-CLASS OR M-CLASS OF YOUR CHOICE.* DRIVING A MERCEDES-BENZ HAS NEVER BEEN MORE REWARDING.

*QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS ONLY. OFFER EXCLUDES 2010 OR 2011 SPRINTER, smart AND SLS MODELS. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS.

Certified Pre-Owned Low APR Rates 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ C300 SEDAN AWD STK# BP15268, 24,590 MI, 1.99% APR FOR 66 MOS*, 5 TO CHOOSE FROM............................................................................ SALE 2009 MERCEDES-BENZ C300 SEDAN STK# BP15540, 25,754 MI ................................................................................................................................................... SALE 2011 MERCEDES-BENZ C300 SEDAN AWD STK# BS0338, 8,900 MI, 1.99% APR FOR 66 MOS*, 5 TO CHOOSE FROM................................................................................ SALE 2009 MERCEDES-BENZ E350 SEDAN AWD STK# BP15654, 32,569 MI, 3.99% APR FOR 66 MOS* ........................................................................................................... SALE 2009 MERCEDES-BENZ ML350 AWD STK# B15261, 33,080 MI, NAVIGATION, 3.99% APR FOR 66 MOS* ......................................................................................... SALE 2011 MERCEDES-BENZ E350 RWD STK# B9341A, 6,456 MI ...................................................................................................................................................... SALE 2010 MERCEDES-BENZ E350 SEDAN AWD STK# B15261, 19,876 MI .................................................................................................................................................... SALE 2009 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK CONVERTIBLE STK# B9367A, 10,980 MI .................................................................................................................................................... SALE 2010 MERCEDES-BENZ GL450 AWD STK# SR0018A, 15,572 MI, NAVIGATION 1 TO CHOOSE FROM................................................................................................. SALE

PRICE $27,995 PRICE $29,995 PRICE $34,995 PRICE $37,995 PRICE $38,995 PRICE $43,995

AP15259..........2009 ACURA TSX TECH ......$28,999 ....... $23,400...... $5,599 A10852A .........2009 ACURA TSX...............$26,999 ....... $23,495...... $3,504 L11333A..........2009 ACURA TSX...............$25,999 ....... $22,995...... $3,004

STK# P15626 2011 CADILLAC CTS LUXURY COLLECTION AWD 10,100 MILES ...............................$34,400 STK# P15613 2011 CADILLAC CTS LUXURY COLLECTION AWD 14,770 MILES ................................$33,990 STK# C3434A 2009 CADILLAC ESCALADE AWD 6,261 MILES .................................................................$52,979 STK# C3495A 2009 CADILLAC ESCALADE AWD 30,110 MILES...............................................................$47,979

MotorWorld Acura 1-866-356-9383

MotorWorld Cadillac 1-866-356-9383

MotorWorld Lexus 1-866-356-9383 150 Motorworld Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703

150 Motorworld Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703

*USE FOR COMPARISON PURPOSES ONLY . DO NOT COMPARE TO MODELS BEFORE 2008. ALL OFFERS SUBJECT TO MANUFACTURER CHANGES. PRIOR SALES EXCLUDED. FINANCING ON SELECT MODELS WITH APPROVED CREDIT. PHOTOS ARE FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. PAYMENTS INCLUDE AL REBATES AND INCENTIVES. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. ALL OFFERS EXPIRE 1/3/12.

*ACTUAL MILEAGE WILL VARY DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DRIVE AND MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE. PRICE PLUS TAX , TAG , & TITLE. PHOTOS ARE FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. ALL PRICES INCLUDE APPLICABLE REBATES AND/OR INCENTIVES. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. PRIOR SALES EXCLUDED. ALL OFFERS SUBJECT TO MANUFACTURES PROGRAM CHANGES. PRICES AVAILABLE ON ADVERTISED VEHICLES ONLY. MILEAGE CHARGE OF $.25 TOQU/MILE OVER 30K MILES. LESSEE PAYS FOR EXCESS WEAR. NOT AVAILABLE WITH SOME OTHER OFFERS. FINANCING ON SELECT 2011 MODELS ONLY, THRU ALLY FINANCIAL, MUST QUALIFY. ALL OFFERS EXPIRE 12/31/11.

* TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR COMPLIMENTARY FIRST LEASE PAYMENT PROGRAM, MUST LEASE THROUGH LFS. SUBJECT TO CREDIT APPROVAL. LEXUS WILL PAY FIRST PAYMENT UP TO $700.00 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBLE ANY EXCESS. FINANCING ON SELECT MODELS WITH APPROVED CREDIT. OFFERS END 1/3/12.

*ACTUAL MILEAGE WILL VARY DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DRIVE AND MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE. ALL PRICES AND PAYMENTS, PLUS TAX, TAG AND TITLE. PHOTOS ARE FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. PRIOR SALES EXCLUDED. FINANCING AVAI LABLE WITH APPROVE D CREDIT. MINIMUM FINANCED $15K WITH APPROVED CREDIT THRU DESIGNATED LENDER. SUBJECT TO MANUFACTURER PROGRAM CHANGES. FINANCING ON SELECT PRE-OWNED MODELS. QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS ONLY. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. ALL OFFERS EXPIRE 12/31/11.

150 Motorworld Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703

www.motorworldacura.com

150 Motorworld Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703

www.motorworldgm.com

STK# T28610A, 13K MILES, LEATHER, SUNROOF, NAVIGATION, AWD 3.9% APR FOR UP TO 60 MOS.................... SALE PRICE $52,999

2010 LEXUS RX350

STK# LS0355, 22K MI, LEATHER, SUNROOF, AWD 3.9% APR FOR UP TO 60 MOS.............................................. SALE PRICE $37,999

2010 LEXUS RX350

STK# L11369A, 14K MI, LEATHER, SUNROOF, AWD 3.9% APR FOR UP TO 60 MOS............................................ SALE PRICE $40,499

www.motorworldlexus.com

PRICE $44,995 PRICE $45,995 PRICE $54,995

MotorWorld1-866-356-9383

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Come GROW with us... As one of the leading wholesale providers of acetylene in the United States, we are growing rapidly and have outstanding opportunities for those willing to have their future opportunities based on their job performance. We are seeking qualified individuals to join our growing team in Berwick, PA.

Production Positions

We are growing and business is great! We are hiring hard working individuals to fill several new positions on our production team. A good work history and attendance record preferred.

Class A CDL

TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

All applicants must pass drug screening and background check.

SPECIAL

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566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

$15,995

Stock #300017 The power of engineering.

AMERICA’S #1 WARRANTY 100,000-mile/7-year *

100,000-Mile /7-Year Power train Limited Warranty. Fully Transferable. No Deductible.

Proud to be an EOE

412 Autos for Sale

2012 SUZUKI SX4 AWD CROSSOVER MSRP $18,019

53 River Rd, Berwick PA 18603 Phone: 570-218-1700 • Fax: 570-218-1710 Email: hr@westernintl.com Applications Available On-Line: www.westernintl.com

412 Autos for Sale

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412 Autos for Sale

566 Sales/Business Development

713 N STATE ST., CLARKS SUMMIT, PA • 570-586-6676 • WWW.CHERMAKAUTO.COM M-TH 8-7 • F 8-5 • SAT 8-1

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

*See dealer for details. Includes $500 rebate and $500 Suzuki Owner Loyalty.

Minimum two years of experience in business to business sales and building a book of business; valid proof of prospecting and closing success; a college degree is preferred but relevant work experience will be considered. Must possess or be willing to obtain a Pennsylvania Life, Accident and Health insurance license.

(M/F/D/V)

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Highest CA$H Prices

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2010 Suzuki Kizashi SE AWD

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Chevrolet 2500 Cargo Van

$18,995

$15,995

$21,995

18K Miles

Freshly Serviced

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(No Collections)

Available routes: Wilkes-Barre (North)

$750 Monthly Profit + Tips

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

Exeter

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149 daily papers / 180 Sunday papers

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Plains/Hudson

$900 Monthly Profit + Tips

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Edwardsville

$500 Monthly Profit + Tips

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

570-829-7107

52 Carr Ave. DALLAS, PA

Across from Dallas Agway on Rt. 415 Look for blue & white signs TUES-FRI, 10-6 SAT, 10-5

674-2646

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2005 Chevrolet Dump TK

$16,995

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13K Miles

60K Miles

$7,995

Freshly Serviced

$8,995

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PER *** MONTH LEASE

758 Miscellaneous

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

570-574-1275 BOOKS. Hardcover and paperback. King, Grisham, etc. 2 boxes, $25 each 570-474-6028 COFFEE TABLE very nice glass with wrought iron base, 2 nice end tables to match $20. each. 570-655-3512 FABRICS assorted $10. Moving, must sell 570-313-5213

10,000

2012 CHEVY

CRUZE

Invoice Pricing for Everyone! OVER 20 AVILABLE!

Shenandoah

www.rinaldicars.com

SLICER

Univex model 7512 stainless steel, 12” knife, built in sharpener, very good condition. New $1,800. Asking $600. 570-833-4495

Find Something? Lose Something? Get it back where it belongs with a Lost/Found ad! 570-829-7130

776 Sporting Goods BOOTS Millennium 3 with binding & burton snow board boots, size 9. Excellent condition $199 Nike Mercurial’s soccer spikes size 10 paid $159 will sell $50. Great condition. 570-301-3484 or 570-631-6635. CROSS BOW LEGEND exercise machine, very good condition, sacrifice $200.570-788-2388 YAKIMA spacebooster roof carrier ski box, new condition with locks on box & mounting bracket system $195. 570-868-6168

780

Televisions/ Accessories

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BACK MOUNTAIN

Delightfully pleasant. This home has been totally remodeled, a great buy for your money. New modern kitchen with all appliances, living room and dining room have new hardwood floors. Nice size 3 bedrooms. 1 car garage. Be sure to see these values. MLS 11-2890 $68,000 Call Theresa Eileen R. Melone Real estate 570-821-7022 ASHLEY

Will be ready for Christmas! $500 570-250-9690

DACHSHUND PUPPIES 2 males, 1 female. $200 each. Call 570-262-5313

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS German lines, all shots and vet checked. $400. 570-952-1276

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7 weeks old. Yellow & black. $300 each. Dewormed. 570-836-1090

Remodeled 2 or 3 bedroom home. Large yard. Nice porch. Low traffic. Not in flood area. Asking $82,000. Deremer Realty 570-477-1149

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

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PEKINGESE AKC. Male. White. 7 months old. (570) 752-7066

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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

BEAR CREEK

475 East Ave. Top to bottom re-do for this beautiful 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath, 2 story home located in the Meadow Run Lake community of Bear Creek. Tranquil setting, modern interior all re-done, granite countertops in the kitchen, exterior with new landscaping and stone patio with lake frontage to name a few! MLS 11-1643 $329,900 Call Jay A. Crossin 570-288-0770 Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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6650 Bear Creek Blvd

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

BACK MOUNTAIN

Well maintained custom built 2 story nestled on 2 private acres with circular driveway - Large kitchen with center island, master bedroom with 2 walk-in closets, family room with fireplace, custom built wine cellar - A Must See property! $299,900 MLS# 10-4312 Call Geri 570-696-0888

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BEAR CREEK

133 Frangorma Dr Bright & open floor plan. 5 year old 2 story. 9' ceiling 1st floor. Custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Family room with 14' ceiling & fireplace. Convenient location. MLS# 11-2572 $349,000 Call Geri 570-696-0888

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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

BACK MOUNTAIN Centermorland

SMITH HOURIGAN GROUP

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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3 Crestview Dr. Well-constructed and maintained sprawling multilevel with 5,428 square feet of living space. Living room & dining room with hardwood floors & gas fireplace; eat-in kitchen with island; florida room. 5 bedrooms, 4 baths; 2 half-baths. Lower level rec room with wet bar & fireplace. leads to heated in-ground pool. Beautifully landscaped 2 acre lot. $575,000 MLS# 11-1798 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

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

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

BEAR CREEK VILLAGE 333 Beaupland 10-1770

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DURYEA

EXETER 1021 Wyoming Ave

* NEW LISTING! * Ruckno built home in Shrine Acres. Double lot, 20x40 in-ground pool in rear with great privacy. Cedar sided, updated roof and heating system. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, lots of closets, hardwood floors, 1-car garage. MLS#11-4134 $279,900 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

DRUMS

619 Foote Ave. Fabulous Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, ultra modern kitchen with granite counters, heated tile floor and stainless appliances. Dining room has Brazilian cherry floors, huge yard, garage and large yard. Partially finished lower level. If you’re looking for a Ranch, don’t miss this one. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-4079 $159,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

$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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NEW PRICE!

56 Wyoming Ave Well maintained 4 bed, 2 bath home located on large .85 acre lot. Features open floor plan, heated 3 season room with hot tub, 1st floor laundry, 2 car garage and much more. 11-3641 $179,500 Call Jim Banos COLDWELL BANKER RUNDLE REAL ESTATE 570-991-1883

DALLAS 20 Fox Hollow Drive Well maintained two story with fully finished lower level awaits its new family. 4-6 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 2 fireplaces. One year home warranty included. Wonderful neighborhood. $270,000 MLS #11-3504 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

DUPONT

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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Main Street Commercial Excellent corner location. Approximate 200’ road frontage. 1st floor offices. Large 2nd floor apartment. Detached 3 bay garage. $225,000 Call Kathie

DALLAS School District

570-288-6654 DURYEA 314 Edward St 210 42nd St. E Beautiful 3300 sq.ft. custom built Tudor home on 3.7 +/acres with stream, pond & gorgeous landscaping in a great country like setting. A home you'll be proud to own. MLS#10-4516 $ 399,900 Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883

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

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DALLAS

FALLS/MILL CITY

10 acres with gas lease. Out of flood zone. 3 bedrooms. 2 baths. Living room. Dining room. Family room. Kitchen. $130,000. 570-333-1456 Leave a Message

FORTY FORT

65 W Pettebone St. Beautiful remodeled home in desirable neighborhood. 4 bed, 3 bath, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, deck, private driveway with 2 car garage A must see. $163,000 RENT TO OWN OPTION AVAILABLE 570-881-8493

FORTY FORT

New Listing! $69,600

DURYEA Sand Springs 12 Sand Hollow Rd. Nearly new 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath town home. Huge Master with 2 closets full bath. 1 car attached garage, wooded lot, end unit. Cul-de-sac. Great golf community. MLS 11-2411 $172,000 Call Connie Eileen R. Melone Real Estate 570-821-7022

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

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DURYEA REDUCED

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

DURYEA REDUCED Oak Hill. 3 bedroom ranch. Remodeled kitchen. Added family room. Master bedroom with 1/2 bath. Beautiful oak floor. 3 season room. Deck & shed. Garage. 11-4476. 100x150 lot. $154,900. Call Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

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

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EXETER

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DALLAS Meadow Run Road Enjoy the exclusive privacy of this 61 acre, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with vaulted ceilings and open floor plan. Elegant formal living room, large airy family room and dining room and gorgeous 3 season room opening to large deck with hot tub. Modern eat in kitchen with island, gas fireplace, upstairs and wood burning stove downstairs. This stunning property boasts a relaxing pond and walking trail. Sit back and savor the view MLS 11-3462 $443,900 Sandy Rovinski Ext. 26 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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Wyoming County Home with 30 Acres

BEAR CREEK

BACK MOUNTAIN

MALTESE MIX PUPPIES!

Very sociable. Health records. $325 each. Call 570-765-0936

Enjoy this gracious 4 bedroom Tudor home on 5+ acre lot with mature landscaping. Hardwood floors throughout, 4 fireplaces, built in bookcases & American Chestnut doors enhance this architecturally designed home. The master bedroom and bath located on the first floor with 3 additional bedrooms, a sunroom and 2 baths on the second floor. Lovely views over look stone patio and yard. MLS#10-3053 $549,000 Call Rhea 570-696-6677

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1140 SPRING ST. Large 3 bedroom home with new roof, replacement windows, hardwood floors. Great location! For more information and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com. MLS 11-2636 $99,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716 ATLAS REALTY, INC. 570-829-6200

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

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

Vinyl sided 4 bedroom spacious home with a great eat in kitchen, 1 3/4 baths & much more. Near the local schools. PRICE REDUCED $119,900 MLS# 11-1144 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 EXETER

P E N D I N G

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

EXETER

35 Bedford St Great location, single dwelling on large, level lot with 2 car garage. Each floor has 2 bedrooms and bath (easily convertible to duplex). Gas heat. Handyman’s special. To settle estate. 11-4471 GO TO THE TOP... CALL JANE KOPP JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481 HANOVER TWP.

20 Dexter St. , Nice starter home with shed - MOVE-IN READY! Fenced yard. Security system. Roof 2006. Hanover Area School District. This home would be eligible for the Luzerne County Growing Homeowners Initiative. MLS #11-3023 $ 39,000 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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HANOVER TWP. 908 Primrose Court Move right into this newer 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Townhome with many upgrades including hardwood floors throughout and tiled bathrooms. Lovely oak cabinets in the kitchen, central air, fenced in yard, nice quiet neighborhood. MLS 11-2446 $123,000 Call Don Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770

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

EXETER

HANOVER TWP. OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

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

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

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Living room has awesome woodland views and you will enjoy the steam/ sauna. Lake and tennis rights available with Association membership. (membership optional). Minutes from the Pocono's and 2 hours to Philadelphia or New York. $259,000 Maria Huggler C LASSIC P ROPERTIES 570-587-7000

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248 Overbrook Rd. Lovely 4 bedroom cape cod situated in a private setting on a large lot. Vaulted ceiling in dining room, large walk in closet in 1 bedroom on 2nd floor. Some replacement windows. Call Today! MLS 11-2733 $125,000 Jay A. Crossin Extension 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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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

570-675-4400

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EDWARDSVILLE 192 Hillside Ave 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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Nice income property conveniently located. Property has many upgrades including all new replacement windows, very well maintained. All units occupied, separate utilities. For more info and photos visit:www.atlas realtyinc.com 11-3283. $89,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

EXETER REDUCED

128 JEAN ST. Nice bi-level home on quiet street. Updated exterior. Large family room, extra deep lot. 2 car garage, enclosed rear porch and covered patio. For more information and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-2850 $179,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

HANOVER TWP.

Double block with both sides having nice secluded yards and decks. Close to area schools. Wood floors just redone on owners side. Wonderful opportunity to live in one side and rent the other side to help pay your mortgage! MLS#11-4537 $65,000 CALL CHRISTINE KUTZ Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950


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

SMITH HOURIGAN GROUP HARDING 310 Lockville Rd

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

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JENKINS TWP.

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

JENKINS TWP.

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

KINGSTON Now available. Both sides of duplex for sale. Each unit being sold individually. Well maintained and in nice neighborhood, has new roof and large yard. 19 is $35,000, 21 is $37,000. Call Holly Kozlowski Gilroy Real Estate 570-288-1444

HUGHESTOWN REDUCED

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

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KINGSTON 171 Third Ave

KINGSTON

KINGSTON

LILY LAKE

MOUNTAIN TOP

So close to so much, traditionally appointed 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhome with warm tones & wall to wall cleanliness. Modern kitchen with lots of cabinets & plenty of closet space throughout, enjoy the privacy of deck & patio with fenced yard. MLS 11-2841 $123,000 Call Arlene Warunek 570-650-4169

Completely remodeled, mint, turn key condition, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large closets, with hardwood, carpet & tile floors, new kitchen & baths, gas heat, shed, large yard. $134,900, seller will pay closing costs, $5000 down and monthly payments are $995 / month. Financing available. Call Bob at 570-654-1490

Year-round beauty featuring cedar and stone siding, central aid conditioning, hardwood floors. Modern kitchen with granite island, 4 bedrooms, fireplace in master, 2 baths. Sunroom with glass walls for great lake views. Low taxes. MLS#11-1753 $299,000 or rent for $1,250/mos Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

21 Forest Road Fairview Heights ranch featuring 3 spacious bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, fireplace, 1st floor laundry, floored attic with walk-in cedar closet, 2 car attached garage. Newer roof, furnace, water heater and more! Sellers are licensed real estate agents. MLS 11-3419 $172,500 Tony Desiderio 570-715-7734 Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307

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290 REYNOLDS ST. KINGSTON PRICE REDUCED! Brick front 2-story in a desirable Kingston neighborhood. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths will give you all the room you need for family, guests or just room to spread out! The living room has a fireplace to enjoy a cozy evening, formal dining room & large eat-in kitchen for family dinners or a quiet morning breakfast. Many upgrades were done by the owner prior to listing and the house is freshly painted inside and the carpets were cleaned. All you need to do is move in and enjoy the upcoming holidays and many more years. Call today for an appointment. For more information and photos, go to prudentialreal estate.com and enter PRU2A8T2 in the “Home Search”. Price Reduced to $148,900. The seller is motivated and says “Make me an offer”. MLS#11-364 Reduced to $148,900 Mary Ellen Belchick 696-6566

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29 Landon Ave N Striking curb appeal with charm to spare! Hardwood floors throughout the first floor, beautiful arched doorways, gas fireplace, lots of closet space, modern kitchen and a large updated main bath. MLS#11-3075 $144,900 Call Mary Price 570-696-5418 570-472-1395

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Located within 1 block of elementary school & neighborhood park this spacious 4 bedrooms offers 1450 sq. ft of living space with 1.75 baths, walk up attic, and partially finished basement. Extras include gas fireplace, an inground pool with fenced yard, new gas furnace & more. 11-823

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549 Charles Ave. A quality home in a superior location! Features: large living room; formal dining room with parquet flooring; oak kitchen with breakfast area; 1st floor master bedroom & bath suite; bedroom/ sitting room; knotty pine den; half-bath. 2nd floor: 2 bedrooms & bath. Finished room in lower level with new carpeting & wetbar. Central air. 2-car garage. Inground concrete pool with jacuzzi. $324,900 MLS# 10-1633 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

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

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12 Oakdale Drive Completely remodeled 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with detached garage & carport on approx 1.5 acres in a nice private setting. MLS# 11-1776 $129,900 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

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This 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home is in the desired location of Jenkins Township. Sellers were in process of updating the home so a little TLC can go a long way. Nice yard. Motivated sellers. MLS 11-2191 $89,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

111 Church St. Large 3 bedroom completely updated. Big family room. Detached garage. Home warranty included. Walk-up attic. Replacement windows. $149,900 MLS #11-3598 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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

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

Lovely cedar shingle sided home on large corner lot in a great development. 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, 1st floor family room, finished lower level. Hardwood floors throughout, huge living room & family room. 1st floor laundry room & office, gas heat, nice deck, above ground pool, 2 car garage. 11-3497 $295,000 Call Nancy Answini 570-237-5999 JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444

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Large charmer had been extensively renovated in the last few years. Tons of closets, walk-up attic and a lower level bonus recreation room. Great location, just a short walk to Kirby Park. MLS 11-3386 $129,000 Call Betty at Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group 570-287-1196 ext 3559 or 570-714-6127 KINGSTON 68 Bennett St

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

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806 Nandy Drive Unique 3 bedroom home perfect for entertaining! Living room with fireplace and skylights. Dining room with builtin china cabinets. Lower level family room with fireplace and wetbar. Private rear yard withinground pool and multiple decks. MLS#11-3064 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

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

Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath Brick “Cape Cod” with oversized 2 car garage with loft for storage. MLS#11-4162 $179,900 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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

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22 Dogwood Drive Beautifully kept home on a quiet dead-end street. Handicap accessible. Convenient Laflin location, close to interstate and turnpike. Last home on street makes it very private and quiet! Home features large basement with extra ceiling height, living room opens to modern, eat-in kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Beautifully landscaped yard with large deck and pond. MLS#11-3432 $218,900 Chris Jones 570-696-6558

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3A Ridgewood Neat, clean and updated! Spacious rooms throughout. Sunken living area with accent wall for fireplace. Large loft with entertainment area. Jacuzzi in master bath/shower. New carpet. Freshly painted. No outside maintenance. MLS 10-7583 $144,900

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Very comfortable 2 bedroom home in move in condition. Great sun room, large yard, 1 car garage. Deeded lake access. Reduced $119,000 Call Kathie MLS # 11-2899

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130 CHURCH ROAD The feel of a true colonial home with double entry doors off the foyer into the living room and dining room. Spacious kitchen breakfast area, family room leading to a fenced rear yard. 3-season room with cathedral ceiling. Hardwood floors, fireplace, recently remodeled 2.5 bath and 2-car garage. Located on 3.77 acres, all the privacy of country living yet conveniently located. MLS#11-2600 PRICE REDUCED $183,900 Jill Jones 696-6550

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

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

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1206 Hanover St. S Spacious two story home featuring large kitchen, living room, formal dining room & family room. 3 bedrooms, 1 & 1.5 baths. Well maintained property with a two car detached garage & nice lot. Split air system & partial finished basement with plenty of storage or possible apartment. MLS# 11-2881 $104,900 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

168 Elizabeth Street Sturdy ranch in Oregon Section. 3/4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Price $92,500. Call Stephen 570-814-4183

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262 WALNUT ST. Nicely redone 2 story on large fenced corner lot. Updates include, vinyl siding, windows, electric service & wiring, newer carpeting, 2 zoned gas heat and all new 2nd floor (gutted and reinsulated. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, large eat in kitchen, 1st floor laundry and attached shed that could be a nice 2nd bath. Shed and off street parking for 6 cars. MLS 11-2564 $104,900 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 MESHOPPEN Novak Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PITTSTON REDUCED! The potential here is endless. Former 20 bed personal care home. Last used as student housing for college students, now it awaits the new owner. $95,000. MLS 11-4287. Call Donna for more information or to schedule a showing. 570-947-3824

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

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

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NEW LISTING Beautifully redone farmhouse with two 2 car garages, one with a mechanic pit, electric, water, and studio apartment above. New roof, furnace, well, wiring, kitchen, bath & hardwood floors. Beautiful views. NOT A DRIVE BY! $189,000 MLS#11-4420 Call CHRISTINE KUTZ Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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Greystone Manor. Ten year old home with attached apartment. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Kitchen, living room, dining room & den. Apartment has 1 bedroom, bath, living room, dining room, private entrance. 3 car garage, front porch, large decks. Total 2,840 square feet. On cul-de-sac. Call BOB RUNDLE for appointment.

20 Fairlawn Dr. Stauffer Heights Brick front Ranch home with 3 bedrooms. Kitchen & living room are on the lower level with walk out access. Good solid home with large room. Needs to be updated and being sold As-is. MLS 11-4494 $99,000 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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

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

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KINGSTON REDUCED Awesome Kingston Cape on a great street! Close to schools, library, shopping, etc. Newer gas furnace and water heater. Replacement windows, hardwood flooring, recently remodeled kitchen with subway tiled backsplash. Alarm system for your protection and much more. MLS #11-1577 $154,900. Call Pat Busch (570) 885-4165

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Come relax in your new 3 bedroom home while enjoying the view of the lake. 2 of the bedrooms, living and bright sunroom all overlook the beautiful lake. $279,000. MLS 11-4385. Call Donna for more information or to schedule an appointment. 570-947-3824

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

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

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Large 4 bedroom, 1 bath home on extra deep lot wit frontage on 2 streets. Multi family unit (MLS #11-2244) next door also for sale. Possible commercial use with rezoning. $88,500 MLS# 11-2228 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 PLAINS

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New Listing. Wonderful home on a huge country size lot, in a private setting, just off the beaten path. Economical Dual heat system, central Air plus ductless unit, Lower Level family room, detached 2 car garage, fireplace & a great view from the front porch! MLS 11-3733 $229,900 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

3 unit income property on extra deep lot with frontage on 2 streets. Single family home next door (MLS#11-2228) also for sale. Possible commercial use with rezoning. $73,000 MLS#11-2244 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950


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NEW LISTING 3 bedroom Townhouse in “Rivermist” with 2.5 bath, 1 car garage & all new carpeting & painted interior throughout! MLS#11-3153 $184,500 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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Well maintained double block on quiet street, great neighborhood. Perfect home for you with one side paying most of your mortgage, or would make a good investment, with sep& arate utilities great rents. Vinyl replacement windows, vinyl aluminum siding, walkup large attic from one side, lower front & rear porches, with two rear upper enclosed porches. $124,900 Call Ronnie 570-262-4838 PLAINS

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

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

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

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50 Broad Street, Nicely appointed, all brick Ranch with brand new kitchen features wood cabinetry, granite countertop, new stove and dishwasher, microwave. Totally renovated bath with beautiful decorative tile & double vanity. Refinished original hardwood floors. This home has a phenomenal view from the kitchen, living room & dining room. Lower level has kitchenette, full bath & plenty of dry walled area. MLS#11-1844 $174,900. Call Brian 570-613-9080

4 Genoa Lane There is much attention to detail in this magnificent 2 story, 4 bedroom, 2 full bath all brick home on double corner lot. Large family room with brick fireplace, all oak kitchen with breakfast area, master suite, solid oak staircase to name a few. MLS #11-3268 $525,000 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-07770

Nice ranch in very well maintained, quiet neighborhood with finished basement, hardwood floors, and big, fenced back yard with deck. $109,900 MLS# 11-4025 Joseph P Gilroy Real Estate (570) 288-1444 Ask for Holly Kozlowski (570) 814-6763

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74 Mack Street Modern 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths with a 1 car garage and fenced yard. Combination living room/ dinning room with hardwood floors. Modern kitchen with Corian counter tops and tiled backsplash. Modern tiled bath. First floor bonus family rooms. New carpeting throughout. Finished lower level with 1/2 bath. Shed included. MLS 11-4241 $119,900 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468 PLAINS

48 Woodcrest Drive Great end unit townhouse in Woodcrest Estates! Located within walking distance to Mohegan Sun and a few minutes drive to the Wyoming Valley Mall and I-81. Low HOA fees. New roof! Don’t miss an opportunity to live carefree & have someone else shovel your snow & mow your lawn! A great price! MLS#10-4416 $119,900 Karen Bernardi 570-371-8347 Ray Bernardi 570-283-9100 x34

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1 Willow St. Attractive bi-level on corner lot with private fenced in yard. 3-4 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Finished lower level, office and laundry room MLS 11-2674 $104,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

Well maintained raised ranch in Midway Manor. Good size level yard with shed. Large sunroom/laundry addition. Lower level family room with wood stove. MLS #11-4178 $163,700 Call Christrine Kutz Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

Lovely Country setting for the cute BiLevel on 5.34 acres. Property features 4 bedrooms, 1.75 baths, living room, kitchen, family room & laundry room. Plus 2 car attached garage, 30' X 35' detached garage and 14' X 28' shed. MLS 11-1335 REDUCED $179,900 FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY 570-542-2141

NEW Brick Ranch on 1 acre. (11-4576) $274,000 O’BOYLE REAL ESTATE LLC 570-586-2911 SHICKSHINNY

408 Cragle Hill Rd. This is a very well kept Ranch home on 6 acres, central air, rear patio and 1 car garage. This is a 3 parcel listing. MLS 11-4273 $157,900 Jackie Roman 570-288-0770 Ext. 39 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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12 Windy Drive New construction in the exclusive Slocum Estates. Stucco exterior. All the finest appointments: office or 5th bedroom, hardwood floors, crown moldings, 9' ceilings 1st & 2nd floor. Buy now select cabinetry & flooring. MLS #11-1987 $499,000 Call Geri 570-696-0888

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1303 Promontory Dr Furnishings included, ready to move in. 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch a block & a half from the lake. Well equipped kitchen. Full basement, extra large family room with storage room. MLS 10-9719 $149,900

135 Game Drive Charming Pocono style log home. $5,000 acres of PA Gamelands in your backyard. 2,000 sq. ft. decorated with the latest Pocono Mountain Themes and is loaded with extra features. MLS 11-1539 $229,900

412 Indian Lake Lakefront. Enclosed porch and lower patio looking out over the lake. 4 bedrooms, hardwood floors, master bedroom with view. Screen porch. Basement that can be finished. MLS 10-9989 $225,000

4628 State St Colonial on double lot. Desirable East Side community in carbon county. Flawless rooms, basement& garage. Stone fireplace. Oil heat. Central air. Water filtration & conditioner. Public sewer. Rear deck. Shed with power. MLS 11-3156 $179,900

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610 Church St. Attractive cape cod on a large, open lot in a great neighborhood. Bright, eat-in kitchen, finished lower level rec room, updated gas furnace and electrical. MLS# 11-3562 PRICE REDUCED $139,900. Call Steve Shemo (570) 288-1401 (570) 793-9449

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

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Completely remodeled 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath brick & aluminum ranch on over 4 acres with Pond. New stainless steel appliances, 2 car attached and 1 car built-in garage, paved driveway, open front porch, 3 season room, rear patio, brick fireplace & property goes to a stream in the back. PRICE REDUCED $179,900 MLS# 10-4716 FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY 570-542-2141 SWEET VALLEY 570 Grassy Pond Rd

Nice Country BiLevel on 40 acres with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, kitchen, living room, family room, office & laundry room. Plus attached oversized 2 car garage with workshop, rear deck & 3 sheds. Borders state game lands. MLS 11-1094 $319,900 FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY 570-542-2141

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120 Barber St. Nice Ranch home, great neighborhood. MLS 11-3365 $109,000 Call David Krolikowski 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 Find homes for your kittens! Place an ad here! 570-829-7130

4 bedroom home features a great yard with over 2 acres of property. Situated across from a playground. Needs some TLC but come take a look, you wouldn’t want to miss out. There is a pond at the far end of the property that is used by all surrounding neighbors. This is an estate and is being sold as is. No sellers property disclosure. Will entertain offers in order to settle estate. MLS 11-962 $64,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340 WAPWALLOPEN

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

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

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Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide in nice neighborhood. Many updates. Landscaped & fenced yard with pool, large deck & koi pond! $99,700 MLS#11-2253 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 TUNKHANNOCK

Very nice rustic log home. Finished lower level with private entrance. Perfect for in-law apartment, second income, or small business with zoning approval. Beautiful stone fireplace with propane insert, full length front porch, new roof, and logs just stained & sealed this year. Fish Bowman’s Creek right from the rear of your own property! MLS#11-4220 $165,000 Call Christine Kutz Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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1195 Sutton Road Attractive, wellmaintained saltbox on 2 private acres boasts fireplaces in living room, family room & master bedroom. Formal dining room. Large Florida room with skylights & wet bar. Oak kitchen opens to family room. 4 bedrooms & 3 1/2 baths. Finished lower level. Carriage barn $449,000 MLS# 10-3394 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

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

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WILKES-BARRE

260 Brown Street Move right into this 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath in very good condition with modern kitchen and bathrooms and a 3 season sunroom off of the kitchen. MLS 11-4244 $64,900 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468

28 S. Woodhaven Dr Beautiful 4 bedroom home. Peaceful surroundings. Lake view. 11-1253. $179,000 Darcy J. Gollhardt, Realtor 570-262-0226 CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-718-4959 Ext. 1352

WILKES-BARRE

3 unit commercial building with 2 apartments & a store front operation plus a detached 2 car garage. $68,700. MLS# 11-1724 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 WILKES-BARRE

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WYOMING 40 Fifth st

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

WILKES-BARRE

49 Hillard St. Great 3 bedroom home with large modern kitchen. Ductless air conditioning on 1st floor. Laundry on 2nd floor. Nice deck and fenced in yard. Off street parking for 2 cards via rear alley MLS 11-2896 $85,000 Call Shelby Watchilla 570-762-6969 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE 74 Frederick St

This very nice 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home has a large eat in kitchen for family gatherings. A great walk up attic for storage and the home is in move-in condition. MLS 11-1612 $63,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

Nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath home, with 3 season porch and detached 1 car garage. Good starter home in well established neighborhood. Family owned for many years. MLS#11-4464 $65,000 Call Christine Kutz Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

WILKES-BARRE

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

WILKES-BARRE

Beautifully maintained double block on large landscaped lot (5 lots). Many updates, hardwood under carpet, ceiling fans, plaster walls and off street parking for 9! Must See! MLS#11-2651 $110,000 Call Christine Kutz for details. Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 WILKES-BARRE

711 N. Washington St. Recently remodeled 3 bedroom, hardwood floors, gas heat, 1st floor laundry room. MLS# 112981. $69,000. Call Geri 570-696-0888

WILKES-BARRE

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

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Spacious, quality home, brick two story with 6 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, 2 fireplaces, den, heated sunroom off living room, screened porch off formal dining room, modern eat-in kitchen, garage. Many extras. Sacrifice, owner relocating out of state Reduced $114,900 MLS 11-2474 JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481

NEW LISTING! 86 HICKORY ST., Cozy 2-unit apartment with parking for 3 vehicles, nice enclosed rear yard, rear shed, washer, dryer, refrigerators included. Can be converted back to single family dwelling. MLS#11-4047 $49,900 Louise Laine 570-283-9100 x20

WILKES-BARRE

Great 3 bedroom home in mint condition. Hardwood floors, fenced lot, garage. MLS#11-2834 $79,000. (570) 237-1032 (570) 288-1444

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Great Investment. Quiet street close to everything. Nice size rooms. Both sides currently rented. Off street parking in back with a 1 car garage. $89,900. MLS 114207. Call Donna for more information or to schedule a showing. 570-947-3824

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

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

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WYOMING

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

EDWARDSVILLE

3 bedroom, 2 story, with brick & stucco siding. Beautiful hardwood floors. Semi-modern kitchen. Finished basement with fireplace. Covered back porch. Priced to sell. $79,900. MLS 11-2987 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

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PRICE REDUCED! 1007 Morgan Drive Beautiful two-story traditional home located high & dry in Pine Ridge Estates, one of WilkesBarre’s newest developments. Features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, master suite with walk-in closet, 9’ ceilings and hardwoods on 1st floor, family room with gas fireplace, two-car garage and deck. MLS#11-3479 $229,900 Karen Ryan 570-283-9100 x14

WEST NANTICOKE

High on the hill with a country style porch. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, modern eat in kitchen with island. Gas fireplace, large foyer & office. MLS # 11-3717 $79,900 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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KINGSTON

Wellness Center / professional offices. Lease Space Available. Brick/stucco facade offered on building exterior while interior features built-in offices with natural woodwork & glass. Modern style lofts allow for bonus interior space & warehouse space is offered as built to suit. -Spaces Available: 1200 sf, 1400 sf, 4300 sf Warehouse space, also offered as built to suit) -Custom Leases from $8.-$12./ sq. ft. based on terms. -Price/square foot negotiable depending on options. (ASK ABOUT OUR FREE RENT) -Property ideal for a medical, business, or professional offices. -100+ Parking Spaces. Call Cindy 570-690-2689 www.cindykingre.com

Brick home for sale. 2 Car Garage. For more info, call 570-856-1045 WYOMING

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

YATESVILLE

89-91 Hillside St. Out of the flood plain, this double has potential. Newer roof and some windows have been replaced. Property includes a large extra lot. MLS 11-3463 $87,000 Call Roger Nenni Ext. 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 5770-288-0770

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LAFLIN

Lawrence St. Nice 3 unit property. Lots of off street parking and bonus 2 car garage. All units are rented. Great income with low maintenance. $139,900 MLS# 10-2675 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340 FORTY FORT

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

NANTICOKE New Listing. Beautiful home in “Willow View” that shows “Pride of Ownership” thruout! Spacious Florida room that leads to a private yard with extensive landscaping, brand new roof, 3 baths, 4 bedrooms, lower level family room & more! MLS 11-3714 $298,500 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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

YATESVILLE

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

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PITTSTON

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

1012 Wyoming Ave. SUPER LOCATION Needs work. Priced to sell. Great for your small business or offices. Very high traffic count. Property is being sold IN AS IS CONDITION. Inspections for buyers information only. Property needs rehab. MLS 11-4267 $84,900 Roger Nenni 570-288-0770 Ext. 32 Crossin Real Estate 570-288-0770

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P E N D I N G

406-408 Front St. 4,400 SF commercial building with storefront and living space on the 2nd floor. This building can be used for commercial applications or convert it into a double block. Property being sold “AS IS”. MLS 11-4271 $40,000 John Polifka 570-704-6846 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

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WILKES-BARRE

Stately brick building in Historic district. Wonderful 1st block S Franklin. Formerly Lane's. 5700sq ft + full basement for storage. Great professional space. Well maintained. Private parking & garden. MLS#11-345 $495,000 570-696-3801 Call Margy 570-696-0891

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

WEST PITTSTON

Nice double block in good condition with 2 bedrooms on each side. New vinyl siding. Bathrooms recently remodeled. Roof is 2 years old. Fully rented. Tenants pay all utilities. MLS11-580.$55,500 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468 WILKES-BARRE 98-100 Lockhart St

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

WYOMING

14 West Sixth St.

Former upholestry shop. 1st floor in need of a lot of TLC. 2nd floor apartment in good condition & rented with no lease. Storage area. Off street parking available.

PRICE$65,000 REDUCED!

Great Investment Opportunity. 2 Storefronts & attached 3 bedroom home all rented out with separate utilities. $125,000 MLS# 11-2185 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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

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NANTICOKE

423 E. Church St. Great 2 family in move in condition on both sides, Separate utilities, 6 rooms each. 3 car detached garage in super neighborhood. Walking distance to college. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-1608 $123,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716 ATLAS REALTY, INC. 570-829-6200

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WEST WYOMING

379-381 Sixth St. Perfect first home for you with one side paying most of your mortgage. Would also make a nice investment with all separate utilities and nice rents. Large fenced yard, priced to sell. Don’t wait too long. Call today to schedule a tour. MLS 11-1453 REDUCED!! $84,900 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSS REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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HARDING

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

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

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3.37 acre wooded lot. Public sewer. Underground utilities. Close to 309. Asking $59,900 Call 570-885-1119

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MOUNTAIN TOP

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

SHAVERTOWN LAND Harford Ave.

4 buildable residential lots for sale individually or take all 4! Buyer to confirm water and sewer with zoning officer. Directions: R. on E. Franklin, R. on Lawn to L. on Harford. $22,500 per lot Mark Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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ASHLEY

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

MOUNTAIN TOP

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

DALLAS

2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer hookup. No pets, $650/ month, Heat, water, sewer & trash included. Lease required. 570-675-1389

DALLAS

Š Large 3 bedroom 2nd floor. No pets. Off street parking. Call Joe 570-881-2517 Dallas, Pa. MEADOWS APARTMENTS 220 Lake St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,400. 570-675-6936, 8 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

DUMORE

Two bedroom 1 bathroom apartment on Apple St. $600/month + utilities. Available 1/15. (570) 815-5334

DUPONT

2nd floor apartment for rent. 2 bedroom, washer/dryer hook up, off street parking, utilities not included. No pets. $500/month plus security. 570-655-4226

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SHAVERTOWN

“Great Business Location” $168,500 B-2 zoning, just off the Dallas Highway. 1st floor has 4 spacious rooms, stone fireplace & powder room & 2nd floor has 1 bedroom apartment with 1 & 3/4 baths. Ample paved parking area. Ideal for Nail & Beauty Salon, retail business or Professional office. Owners are PA licensed Realtors. MLS#11-4356 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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NANTICOKE

KINGSTON

366 Pierce St. Commercial building for sale.Highly desirable corner location with parking for approximately 25 vehicles. Would be attractive for any retail or commercial operation. MLS 11-2763 $300,000 Jay A. Crossin Extension 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

Income & Commercial Properties

Contact Judy Rice 714-9230 MLS# 11-572

JENKINS TWP.

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

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WILKES-BARRE 495-497 S. Grant St

EDWARDSVILLE

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WILKES-BARRE

Huge Price Reduction!! Owner says SELL! Move right in to this 2-3 bedroom. Newer roof and windows & fenced rear yard. $24,900 MLS#11-3440 FOUR STAR MCCABE REALTY Call 570-674-9950

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1 & 2 BEDROOM APTS Very nice, clean, great neighborhood, hardwood floors, a/c, washer/dryer with newer appliances, storage, 1st/last/security with one year lease. References required. $650$695 + utilities. Water/sewer by owner, no pets, non-smoking. Call 202-997-9185 for appointment

HANOVER TOWNSHIP Great location, 1 bedroom apartment in residential area, all utilities included. $600/month + security. 908-482-0335

HANOVER TWP. 1 bedroom, 1 bath-

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

HANOVER TWP. TOWNHOUSE

2 bedrooms, refrigerator, stove & dishwasher, European tile kitchen & bath. Parking, A/C, cathedral ceilings, fireplace, deck. $725/month. Call 570-650-0278

HANOVER TWP/ ASHLEY 1 W. Germania St. Very large 1 bedroom, wall to wall carpeting, washer/ dryer hookup, eat in kitchen with appliances. Rear porch, all utilities included. $550/month + security. No pets. Call 570-814-1356

HANOVER TWP.

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KINGSTON 565 Rutter Avenue

2 bedrooms, living, dining & family rooms, 1 new bath, all appliances, A/C, new carpeting & paint, off street parking, heat and hot water included, front & rear porches. No pets, no smoking. $850/per month & security deposit. Personal & credit references required. Call 570-287-4234

KINGSTON Great Location – 3rd

Avenue. 2.5 bedroom, 1 bath, Living room, Dining room, central air, large sunroom, private backyard deck, offstreet parking, washer & dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal. $675 + utilities. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. 570-283-1736 KINGSTON MODERN!

PARKSIDE APARTMENTS on the park

between Market & Pierce Bridges. 1 Bedroom Available Now $555/mo + electric 2 Bedroom Available March $600 Mo + electric Washer/dryer Air, Dishwasher, Parking, Storage. We allow pets! Call Jeff at 570-822-8577

KINGSTON Private garage &

ultra modern state of the art apartment with washer/dryer, air, new carpeting $730 + utilities. 570-881-4993

KINGSTON

Recently remodeled 2nd floor, 2 bedroom. Heat & hot/ cold water included. Small, 3rd room. No pets. $700 + security. Call Sam 570-817-4488

KINGSTON Recently renovat-

ed 2 bedroom. Living room & dining room. Convenient off street parking. All new appliances. Water & sewer included. $565 + utilities, security & references. No pets. Call 570-239-7770 KINGSTON

SDK GREEN ACRES HOMES 11 Holiday Drive

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

FREE

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

KINGSTON Spacious 2nd floor,

2 bedroom. 1 bath. Newly remodeled building, Living room, Dining room, eat-in Kitchen, private front balcony, off street parking, all appliances, including washer/dryer. Available 1/1/12. $650 + utilities. No pets, no smoking. 570-814-3281

KINGSTON

56 Pulaski Street Totally renovated, energy efficient, single family rental. 2 bedrooms, full bath, off-street parking. Cathedral ceiling in bedrooms, wall-towall carpeting and large closets. Modern kitchen with granite countertops, ceramic tile floor. Brand new stainless steel appliances, 1st floor full bath with granite sink and tile floor. Living room with wall-to-wall. Recessed lighting. Washer/dryer hookup. MLS#11-3429 $800. Per Month Craig Yarrish 570-696-6554

HARVEYS LAKE 2 bedroom, LAKE

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

KINGSTON

131 S. Maple Ave. 3 room apartment 2nd floor. Heat & hot water included. Coin Laundry. Off street parking. No pets/smoking. $600 570-288-5600 or 570-479-0486

KINGSTON 139 W Dorrance St

2nd floor, 2 bedroom, living room, kitchen & bath. Heat and hot/cold water included. $650 + security. No pets. 570-899-4914 or 973-768-3801

Spacious 3rd floor, 2 bedrooms, porch, off street parking. Heat & water included. New fridge & stove. Pet Friendly. $550 + security. Call 570-287-5282

LARKSVILLE

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

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LUZERNE

41 Mill Street. Convenient to Cross Valley, large 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, large living room with ceiling fan, large bath with shower, utility room with washer & dryer, large closets professionally organized, off street parking, no smoking $595 + utilities. 570-288-3438 LUZERNE Newly refurbished 1st floor, 1 bedroom with stove, frig, washer/dryer hookup in basement. Heat & hot water included. $600 per month + 1 month security deposit. Application, background check, 1 yr. lease. No pets, nonsmoking. Call 570-287-8986 & Leave Message

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MOUNTAIN TOP 1 Bedroom apart-

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

NANTICOKE

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

NANTICOKE

2nd floor, 1 bedroom, refrigerator & stove provided, washer/dryer, pets OK with security. $425/month, water included, & security. Call 570-499-6399

NANTICOKE

603 Hanover St 2nd floor, 1 bedroom. No pets. $500 + security, utilities & lease. Photos available. Call 570-542-5330

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NANTICOKE

Nice 2 bedroom apartment. 221 Pine St. 2 bedrooms,$520/month, sewer & garbage included, security deposit required. Call 610-393-7884

PARSONS 2nd floor. Newly

remodeled. No pets. Off street parking, $400 + security. Employment verification. Ready now. Call 570-466-4619

PITTSTON

2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, refrigerator & stove provided, washer/ dryer hookup, pets negotiable. $545/ month, water and sewer paid, security and lease required. Call 570-237-6277 PITTSTON AVAILABLE DEC. 1 2 bedroom, modern and clean. Includes stove and fridge. W/d hookup. Landlord pays sewer and garbage, tenant pays heat, water & electric. NO PETS Lease & security required. $550/mo 570-829-1578

PITTSTON TWP

THREE ROOM APT. Washer, dryer, refrigerator & stove, off-street parking, no pets. One year lease $375/month, + utilities. 570-237-0968 PLAINS 1st floor. Modern 2 bedroom. Kitchen with appliances. All new carpet. Convenient location. No smoking. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-9234

PLAINS bedroom,

2 heat, hot water, water & sewer included. $625/month. Call (570) 905-0186

PLYMOUTH

77-79 Center Ave, Rear Two 2-bedroom duplex with washer/ dryer hook up & small yard. $425/375 + security (570) 779-4240

SWOYERSVILLE

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

SWOYERSVILLE

Roomy 1 bedroom. Extra large walk in closet. Equipped with range, refrigerator, washer & dryer. New tile bath. Security, references & lease. No pets. $575/month. Utilities by tenant. 570-287-5775 570-332-1048 WEST PITTSTON

Spacious 2nd floor, 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment. Large eat-in kitchen. Off street parking. Utilities included except electricity. NO pets. $750/month. Call Judy Rice 570-714-9230

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West Pittston, Pa. GARDEN VILLAGE APARTMENTS 221 Fremont St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,400. 570-655-6555, 8 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

WILKES-BARRE

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

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

WILKES-BARRE NORTH 723 N. Main St.

1st floor, Very large 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, eat-in kitchen with appliances, $420 + security, no pets. Water included. Tenant pays gas & electric. Call 570-814-1356

WILKES-BARRE NORTH 815 N Washington

Street, Rear 1 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, new paint & flooring, eat in kitchen with appliances, enclosed front & back porch, laundry facilities. heat, hot water and cable included. $520 + electric & security. No pets. Call 570-814-1356

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH SECURE BUILDINGS 1 & 2 bedroom

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

WILKES-BARRE

Spacious 3 bedroom. Newly renovated, freshly painted, nice neighborhood. Appliances. New washer/dryer and new floor covering. $700 plus utilities, references, credit and background check. Smoke Free. Call 570-881-0320

WILKES-BARRE

WILKES-BARRE

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

WILKES-BARRE

155 W. River St. 1 bedroom, some utilities & appliances included, hardwood floors, Pet friendly. $600/month. Call 570-969-9268

WILKES-BARRE

264 Academy St 1.5 bedrooms, newly renovated building. Washer & dryer available. $600/per month includes heat, hot water and parking. 646-712-1286 570-328-9896 570-855-4744

WILKES-BARRE

83 W. Chestnut St Freshly painted 3 bedroom. Clean and neat. Pets OK. $500 + first, security, utilities & references. 570-223-6252

WILKES-BARRE

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

WILKES-BARRE EAST END. Clean,

1st floor, 2 bedroom apartment. Heat & water included. $600/month (570) 606-5350

WILKES-BARRE HEIGHTS

57 Carbon Lane 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Wall to wall carpet, eat in kitchen with appliances, off street parking, rear porch. $395 + utilities & security. 570-814-1356 WILKES-BARRE

LAFAYETTE GARDENS

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

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

WILKES-BARRE

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

WILKES-BARRE NORTH

2 bedroom. Includes heat, hot and cold running water. Off street parking. Security required. Background check. $545 For appointment call: 570-814-3138

Spacious, newly renovated 2 bedroom. Nice neighborhood. Freshly painted. With appliances & new washer / dryer. New floor coverings. $650 + utilities, references, credit and background check. Smoke Free. 570-881-0320

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WILKES-BARRE/NORTH

by General Hospital 3 bedroom apartment. All renovated. 1,200 sf. Parking space. $730/month + utilities. Call Agnes 347-495-4566

WYOMING

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

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Commercial Properties

COURTDALE

Ideal for Vet Office

COMMERCIAL LEASE 1000 SF - 5000 SF Space Available. 5000 SF Warehouse Space with loading docks, office, heat, and plumbing. $4 $12 yr/sf + NNN, lease negotiable. Call Cindy King 570-690-2689 www.cindykingre.com

570-675-4400

DOLPHIN PLAZA

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

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FORTY FORT Free standing build-

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

OFFICE OR STORE NANTICOKE

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

OFFICE SPACE MAIN ST., LUZERNE 2nd floor, approx. 2,300 SF, Private restroom & breakroom, off street parking. 570-288-1004

OFFICE SPACE PLAINS

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Elegant Space Available

FORTY FORT

1188 Wyoming Ave Built in 1879 this prestigious 2,800 square foot space features high ceilings, ten-foot doorways, three large distinctive chandeliers, hardwood floors and three fireplaces. Other features: french doors, large well lit parking lot, handicap accessibility. Signage positioned on 179 ft frontage. Over 15,000 vehicles pass daily.

PITTSTON COOPERS CO-OP

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

RETAIL BUILDING

WILKES-BARRE TWP 12,000 sf. Route 309. Exit 165 off I81. 570-823-1719

RETAIL/OFFICE

2,000 sq building for rent on busy Rt. 309 in Mountain Top, across from Subway. Lots of parking, great visibility, Available immediately. $2,000/month + utilities. 570-430-0852

315 PLAZA

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

WAREHOUSE/LIGHT MANUFACTURING OFFICE SPACE PITTSTON Main St.

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

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WILKES-BARRE Great Business

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

WILKES-BARRE

GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 1,500 SQUARE FOOT AVAILABLE FOR RENT. RESTAURANT WITH SOME EQUIPMENT. EXCELLENT STREET VISIBILITY AT THE HAZLE & PARK TRIANGLE. ALSO, MIDDLE EAST BAKERY FOR SALE OR RENT. CALL PETE FOR DETAILS AT 570-301-8200

WYOMING

72’ x 200’ VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT 233 Wyoming Ave, Rt. 11 (1/4 mile from proposed Walmart) For Sale or lease. $96,000. 570-388-6669

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Half Doubles

WYOMING 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, gas heat, new carpeting, range & laundry hook ups. Credit check required. $675/month + utilities & security. Call Florence 570-715-7737

Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307

953 Houses for Rent DALLAS

570-706-5308

950

Half Doubles

EDWARDSVILLE bedroom, new

3 carpet & paint, fenced yard, laundry room, air. $550 + utilities, security & references. No pets 570-829-1768

FORTY FORT

46 Wesley Street 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, all appliances provided, washer/dryer on premises, offstreet parking, pets ok, finished attic, $850/month, plus utilities. Call 570-650-0010

HANOVER TWP. Completely remod-

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

950

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

KINGSTON

3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, new wall to wall carpeting, freshly painted, partial A/C, gas heat, large fenced in yard, walking distance to Kingston Corners. All appliances, off-street parking, no pets. $700/month, plus utilities, & 2 months security. Application & references. Call 570-639-4907

KINGSTON

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

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LARKSVILLE

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

LARKSVILLE 3 bedrooms, 6

rooms, Cherry cabinets, island, yard. Sewer, garbage included. Section 8 okay. $675 plus security. 570-262-0540

PLAINS

3 bedroom, fresh paint, new hardwood/tile/carpet, gas heat, new bath. Includes stove and fridge. $695/month plus utilities, security deposit and references Call Scott 570-714-2431 Ext. 137

PLYMOUTH

Take your pick. 2 houses for rent. One $625 + utilities. Other $650 + utilities. Water and sewer included & all appliances included. Fenced back yard. One month security up front, no partial payment. Section 8 OK. Call Steve at 570-592-5764

WEST PITTSTON

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

SMITH HOURIGAN 570-696-1195

DURYEA

Blueberry Hill Large 3 bedroom ranch with oversized garage. Large lot with pool. No Realtors. For more details. Available for lease or purchase for $339,000. Call 570-406-1128

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

Hanover Green Newly remodeled single home. 2 bedroom. Stove, washer & dryer included. $600 + utilities. No pets. Call 570-991-7359

HANOVER TWP.

596 Fellows Avenue 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking. Pets negotiable. $650/month, plus utilities & security deposit. Call 610-393-7884

KINGSTON

152 E. Bennett St. Large 3 bedroom, 1¾ bath. Eat in kitchen with appliances. Living room, dining room, gas heat. $750 + utilities

FORTY FORT

17 Durkee St. 3 bedroom, 1½ bath Kitchen with appliances. Living room, dining room. Washer / dryer. 1 car Garage. Hardwood. Parking. Yard. Patio. $800 + utilities. Joe 570-592-1606

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WILKES-BARRE

WILKES-BARRE

3 bedrooms, newly remodeled bath, large eat in kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, fenced in yard. $750/per month, plus utilities, security deposit & lease.

570-820-7049

WILKES-BARRE/PARSONS

Spacious. Newly remodeled. 1300 sf. 3 bedroom. Off street parking. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. No pets. $695/month + utilities & security 570-474-9248

SWOYERSVILLE

2 HOUSES. Rent short term lease or lease to own. 3 bedroom incl. all appliances, 1.5 baths. 4 bedroom needs appliances. Full basement, gas heat, large yard, good neighborhood. No pets/ smoking. $800-$900/mo +utilities. Call for purchase details. First, last, security, credit check references. 570-283-1017 SWOYERSVILLE Completely remodeled Large 2 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, single family home including refrigerator, stove, dishwasher & disposal. Gas heat, nice yard, good neighborhood,. Off street parking. Shed. No pets. $995. month. 570-479-6722

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WEST PITTSTON

TOWNHOUSE 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, wall to wall carpeting, living/dining combo, refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, no pets. Front and back porches, full basement. $625/ per month + utilities & security deposit. Call 570-655-8928

WHITE HAVEN

Home for rent, new construction. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Full basement. 1 acre lot. 5 minutes from I-80 & Pa Turnpike. $1,250 + utilities. Call 609-929-1588

959 Mobile Homes

DALLAS Small 1 1/2 bedroom

trailer. Private fenced lot with shed. Appliances included. $500 month + 1 month security. Tenant pays electric & gas. Available immediately. No pets. 570-477-5747

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Rooms

KINGSTON HOUSE Nice, clean furnished room, starting at $315. Efficiency at $435 month furnished with all utilities included. Off street parking. 570-718-0331

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

FLORIDA

Boca Raton Beautiful 5 room home with Pool. Fully furnished. On canal lot. $600 weekly. If interested, write to: 120 Wagner St. Moosic, PA 18507

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FLORIDA

St. Augustine Ocean View Townhouse. Beautiful condo complex! Full amenities. $1,900 a month. Call 570-574-0212

MARATHON KEYS, FLORIDA For Sale or rent,

Single family, two bedroom. $675 per month, plus utilities & snow removal. First floor is handicap accessible. No pets; No Smoking. Washer / Dryer on premises. Fenced yard. On Street Parking. One year lease, 1st & last month's rent, & security. Credit & Background check. Darcy J Gollhardt 570-262-0226 or Paul Donahue 570-510-1399. CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-718-4959 ext 1352

LARKSVILLE

Conveniently located. Spacious 4 bedroom single. Gas heat. Off street parking. Lease, no pets. Security. Call Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

MAINTENANCE FREE! 2 bedroom. Off street parking. No smoking. $550 + utilities, security & last month. 570-885-4206

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

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570-288-6654

NANTICOKE

Desirable Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms 2 Free Months With A 2 Year Lease $795 + electric

time share week 1, 1,300 square feet, sleeps 6, condo at The Marathon Beach Club. $4,000 or $1,200/week. All amenities on site. Call 570-288-6343 for details

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BACK MOUNTAIN

Responsible woman needs apartment or home living quarters in Back Mountain. References available. Call 570-760-1213

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PLYMOUTH

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, no pets, $475/month, plus utilities, lease and security. Nice neighborhood. Call 570-287-2405

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Business Manager

An established and growing commercial cleaning company located in the Wilkes-Barre, PA area is seeking a full time Business Manager to oversee the daily operations of this dynamic organization. Key responsibilities include: • Establish and implement company policies and procedures to ensure our clients receive the best service possible. • Generate marketing ideas to continue business growth. • Manage all employee relations, including scheduling, payroll and performance reviews. • Maintain proper inventory levels and process invoices. Requirements: • Strong organizational skills. • Proficiency working with Microsoft Excel & Word. QuickBooks experience is helpful. • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. • Ability to work a flexible schedule. Email resume and salary requirements to: profcleaningnepa@gmail.com

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A-1 1 ABLE CHIMNEY Rebuild & Repair Chimneys. All types of Masonry. Liners Installed, Brick & Block, Roofs & Gutters. Licensed & Insured 570-735-2257

CAVUTO CHIMNEY SERVICE

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CHIMNEY REPAIRS Parging. Stucco.

Stainless Liners. Cleanings. Custom Sheet Metal Shop. 570-383-0644 1-800-943-1515 Call Now! COZY HEARTH CHIMNEY Chimney Cleaning, Rebuilding, Repair, Stainless Steel Lining, Parging, Stucco, Caps, Etc. Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 1-888-680-7990 570-840-0873

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Sales, service, installation & repair. FULLY INSURED HIC# 065008 CALL JOE 570-606-7489 570-735-8551

OME MPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

Licensed, insured & PA registered. Kitchens, baths, vinyl siding & railings, replacement windows & doors, additions, garages, all phases of home renovations. 570-287-4067

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DAUGHERTY’S DRYWALL INC.

Remodeling, New Construction, Water & Flood Repairs

570-579-3755 PA043609

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ROOFING, Home Renovating. Garages, Kitchens, Baths, Siding and More! Licensed and Insured. FREE ESTIMATES!! 570-388-0149

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1189 Miscellaneous Service

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