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Attorney, youth soccer coach denies allegation he corrupted 2 teen girls

Lawyer facing accusations

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KINGSTON TWP. – An attorney who volunteered as a youth soccer coach was charged Wednesday with corrupting two teen girls who township police allege were taken to a motel for sex. Robert Zanicky, 38, of Sand Hollow Drive, Butler Township, strongly denied the allegations. A 17-year-old girl claimed she had consensual sex with Zanicky

“I’ve never had sex or any sexual contact of any kind with either of these two girls.” Robert Zanicky Butler Township

in a room at the Wilkes-Barre Travel Lodge Motel on Kidder Street, while a 16-year-old girl told police she ran out of a room feeling she was in a “scary movie,” according to charges filed.

ual contact of any kind with either of these two girls,” Zanicky said after being arraigned. “I can’t say much more than that because of our strategy in court.” Zanicky is president of United Soccer Training Academy he founded in 2005, according to the soccer academy’s website. He practices immigration law and commercial litigation at an

Zanicky surrendered on two counts of corruption of minors at the office of District Judge James Tupper. He was released on $25,000 unsecured bail. “I’ve never had sex or any sex- See LAWYER, Page 10A

Grief-stricken in North Korea

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The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period and a Hershey Bears’ power play that went 4-for-5 to come away with a dramatic 6-5 win in a shootout that took nine rounds. Geoff Walker gave the Penguins the extra point with a backhand tally in the shootout and Eric Tangradi had two goals on the night. Wednesday’s win improves the Penguins to 17-10-1-4 and 5-2-0-1 against the Bears this season. Sports, 1B

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In this image made from KRT video, North Korean military personnel cry Wednesday during the funeral for late leader Kim Jong Il in snowy Pyongyang. The leader of the secretive and repressive communist nation died earlier this month. For the story, see Page 6A.

County layoffs loom in budget OK

New County Council set to address spending plan that could slash up to 150 jobs. By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES jandes@timesleader.com

Luzerne County Commissioners are set to adopt a $121.7 million budget today that would require up to 150 layoffs in 2012. The incoming home rule County Council already plans to

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meet Jan. 3, the day after its swearingin, to vote to reopen

the budget. The council will have 45 days to amend the budget. Guidance may come from former county Budget/Finance Chief Tom Pribula, who has interviewed for the interim county manager posi-

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Luzerne County Commissioners will adopt the budget and conduct other business at 1 p.m. today in the commissioners’ meeting room at the county courthouse in Wilkes-Barre.

This is the last meeting of commissioners, marking the end of the commissioner form of government. The new home rule County Council takes office on Jan. 2.

tion. Pribula has not yet agreed to day has changed little from the accept the temporary role. budget unveiled this month. Commissioner Chairwoman It keeps taxes at 5.215 mills, Maryanne Petrilla said the budget up for adoption at 1 p.m. to- See BUDGET, Page 4A

Geisinger will stop hiring smokers Health care provider announces that tobacco users will not get jobs.

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Smokers need not apply. That’s the message Geisinger Health System is sending to future job applicants. Starting Feb. 1, Geisinger will no longer hire applicants who use tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and chewing or smokeless tobacco, the health system announced on Wednesday. “Geisinger is joining dozens of hospitals and medical organizations across the country that are encouraging healthier living, decreasing absenteeism and “You have reducing health care to have a costs by trust relaadopting strict poli- tionship cies that with emmake smokployees, ing a reason to turn away that is vejob appliry imporcants,” Richard Mer- tant to kle, chief hu- us.” man reLynn Miller sources officer, said Geisinger official in a press release. Merkle said non-nicotine hiring policies are legal in 20 states, including Pennsylvania. Current employees are not affected by the new policy. Geisinger isn’t the first local employer to implement a nonicotine hiring policy. Anthony Matrisciano, a spokesman for Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, said the health insurance provider implemented such a policy at the beginning of this year. Blue Cross also prohibits employees from smoking within 200 feet of the building. Wyoming Valley Health Care System and Community Medical Center in Scranton did not return calls inquiring about their smoking policies. Amy Brayford, vice president of Human Resources for Geisinger, said saving money on health care costs related to smoking was not the impetus behind the hiring policy. “The driver for it is … imSee NO-SMOKE, Page 4A

Iran’s threat to close key world oil route met with stern warning from the U.S. Muslim republic makes second threat to close Strait of Hormuz if sanctions imposed.

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ter Iran threatened to choke off traffic through the Strait of Hormuz if Washington imposes sanctions targeting the country’s crude exports. The increasingly heated exchange raises new tensions in a standoff that has the potential to spark military reprisals and spike oil prices to levels that could batter an already fragile global economy. Iran’s navy chief said Wednesday that it would be “very easy”

for his country’s forces to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the passage at the mouth of the Persian Gulf through which about 15 million barrels of oil pass daily. It was the second such warning by Iran in two days, reflecting Tehran’s concern that the West is about to impose new sanctions that could hit the country’s biggest source of revenue, oil. See IRAN, Page 10A

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POLICE BLOTTER NANTICOKE – City police reported the following: • Police investigated a burglary at The Medicine Shoppe, 69 N. Market St., on Tuesday night. Police said a window was smashed just before 9:30 p.m. and prescription medications were stolen. • Mike Jezewski reported scrap aluminum was stolen from a business on Alden Road. • Robert Fenner, of West Green Street, reported an unknown person entered his landlord’s garage and stole a 1986 Honda quad, which is white, red and yellow. • Police cited Matthew Ceppa, of Glen Lyon, with public drunkenness after investigating a report of door banging. Ceppa was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility on an unrelated warrant. • Kristyn Lutecki, of South Market Street, reported mirrors and windows on a vehicle were damaged. • Carol Potora, of Phillips Street, reported a mirror was damaged on a vehicle. • Police apprehended Gerard Jenkins, of Nanticoke, at Cocoa Hut, East Main Street, on a warrant from Monroe County for failure to appear.

Crash closes street

DURYEA – The street department and all borough offices will be closed on Monday. Garbage will be collected on Tuesday and Wednesday; recycling on Thursday and Friday. HUGHESTOWN – There will be no newspaper collection on

A two-car crash at the corner of Washington and East Northampton streets in WilkesBarre closed Washington street for a short time on Wednesday night. Further information about the crash was unavailable by press time Wednesday night. scheduled on Jan. 5 before District Judge James Tupper in Kingston Township.

Monday. Newspapers should be placed curbside on Tuesday. Residents using Pittston City garbage collection are reminded it will be on Tuesday. JENKINS TWP. -- The 2012 refuse and recycling stickers are now available in the municipal building at a cost of $52.50, and must be displayed in a visible location before Jan. 20. After

PLYMOUTH TWP. – A Berwick woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash at U.S. Route 11 and the West NanticokeNanticoke Bridge at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, state police at Wyoming said. State police said Lori Czajkowski, 35, operating a 2008 Honda Civic, was turning from the bridge onto Route 11 south when she was struck by a 1988 Saturn, operated by Joseph Kus, 26, of Sugar Notch. Kus was cited with speeding, state police said. HANOVER TWP. – State police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement reported the following: • M.S. Soko Inc., doing business as King’s Pizzeria Restaurant, 511 W. Broad St., Hazleton, was recently cited with permitting dancing to music without an amusement permit. • Tala Inc., 16 N. Broad St., that there will be a $10 late fee. Seniors and residents with a disability receive a $10 discount. The New Year Day schedule for refuse and recycling collections will take place one day later. Municipal offices will be closed on Monday and will reopen Tuesday at 8 a.m. The supervisors’ re-organizational meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

3 county manager finalists remain By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES jandes@timesleader.com

Luzerne County’s home rule transition committee has reached a consensus on the three county manager finalists and will vote tonight whether to publicly release their names, committee members said. Councilman-elect Rick Morelli said during a Wednesday night transition meeting that he will make a motion to release the three names, providing 24-hour notice to allow the finalists to withdraw. Morelli has always advocated the release of names, saying disclosure will help provide the transparency promised with the new government. Several council members-elect have expressed reservations about the release. Council members-elect Harry Haas and Linda McClosky Houck said after Wednesday’s meeting they won’t support the motion. Haas said the release of applicant names is “unprofessional.” McClosky Houck said she’s concerned it would cause at least one of the three finalists to withdraw his name. Committee members said two of the three finalists did not have a problem with the release of their names. Councilmen-elect Jim Bobeck and Tim McGinley said they haven’t reached a decision. Both said the selection process has been conducted fairly and professionally so far, and they don’t want to take any action that would change that. Criminal background checks of the five highest-ranked manager applicants and financial checks of the three finalists are near completion. Committee consultant Ken Mohr is also checking references and discussing compensation expectations with finalists. The manager may be paid between $89,981 and $163,600, ac-

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DURYEA – A man was arraigned Wednesday in WilkesBarre Central Court on charges he assaulted a woman and threatened to burn her house. Brian Thomas Kobeski, 43, of South Street, was charged with DALLAS TWP. – A man was arraigned Wednesday in Wilkes- simple assault, terroristic Barre Central Court on charges threats, harassment and disorderly conduct. He was rehe assaulted his father. Nathanial Gordon Searles, 19, leased on $5,000 unsecured bail. of Main Road, Dallas, was Police arrested Kobeski after charged with simple assault and harassment. He was released on Michelle Derenick claimed he pulled her arm, injuring her $5,000 unsecured bail. wrist, and threatened to burn Township police arrested her house and harm police Searles after his father, Bruce officers, during an argument at Searles, claimed his son struck 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, according him in the face during an arguto the criminal complaint. ment about cleaning up after a Derenick claimed Kobeski dog at their residence at 9:10 had been drinking. p.m. Tuesday, according to the A preliminary hearing is criminal complaint. scheduled on Jan. 4. A preliminary hearing is

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cording to home rule charter requirements. The committee discussed initial manager applicant compensation requests during a lengthy closed-door executive session that wrapped up around 10 p.m. Wednesday. It’s unclear if the non-councilelect members of the transition committee will participate in the applicant name disclosure decision. Some of the charter drafters, citizens and county commissioners who also serve on the committee have stepped back in recent days, allowing the council-

I F YO U G O The home rule transition committee will meet at 5:30 this evening in the commissioners’ meeting room at the county courthouse in Wilkes-Barre.

elect members to take over discussions. The new 11-member council must choose a manager, interim or permanent, on Jan. 2. Bobeck said an interim manager will be required because none of the finalists will be immediately available.

Bernice G. Scavone December 28, 2011 G. Scavone, 85, WilkesB ernice Barre, passed into eternal rest

on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at the Mercy Center, Dallas. Born on March 28, 1926 in Larksville, she was a daughter of the late George and Margaret Bytosh Elko. Bernice was a graduate of Larksville High School and had been a devoted member of St. Patrick’s Church of Wilkes-Barre. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed by the RCA Corporation in Mountain Top for 27 years. She had been an active member of both the RCA Club and Senior Citizen’s Club of Plymouth. She was an avid sports watcher and a die-hard New York Yankees fan to the end. She enjoyed trips with her late husband, Patrick, to New York City, the Jersey Shore and Maryland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick J. Scavone, who died on December 9, 1987; sister, Emma E. Williams, Plymouth; and brother, George Elko, Larksville. Surviving are her close relatives, Bonnie Kalish and her husband, Bill, Monroe Township, and Lewis Williams and his wife, Nita, Forty Fort; and several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-neph-

West Hazleton, was recently cited with selling or serving more than one alcoholic beverage at one time to one person for the price of one drink. PLAINS TWP. – Township police reported the following: • William Kammerer, 32, of Forty Fort, will be cited with harassment after he allegedly caused a disturbance with security officers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino at 12:06 a.m. Wednesday. Kammerer will also be cited with disorderly conduct for allegedly urinating in public, police said. WILKES-BARRE – Police reported Wednesday night Wei Zhang, of Rose Avenue, Plains Township, was robbed on North Empire Court while he was making a delivery for the Golden Palace Chinese restaurant, 15 E. Market St.

WILKES-BARRE – A man sentenced Tuesday to 12 ½ to 40 years in prison on a third-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of his girlfriend has asked a judge to reduce his sentence so that it will be easier for him to apply for parole. Robert George Zola, 46, was sentenced by Luzerne County Judge Joseph Cosgrove in the December 2009 stabbing death of 35-year-old Rosemarie Cave. Zola asked in court papers filed Wednesday through his attorneys, Ferris Webby and Joseph Yeager, that the judge alter his sentence to 12 1/5 to 25 years in prison, followed by 15 years of probation. If the sentence is not altered, the attorneys say, it could have an “unintended adverse effect at the time (Zola) is eligible for parole after serving his minimum sentence.” Cosgrove scheduled a hearing for Friday afternoon before issuing a ruling. WILKES-BARRE – A man accused by city police of driving a stolen vehicle waived his right to a preliminary hearing in WilkesBarre Central Court on Wednesday. John Olszyk, 34, of Diamond Avenue, WilkesBarre, waived a single count of receiving stolen property to Luzerne County Court. Police allege Olszyk drove a stolen 2002 GMC van he abandoned on Maxwell Street on Sept. 11, according to the criminal complaint.

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OBITUARIES Avvisato, Frank Boysha, William Burnside, Angie Casterline, Robert Griglock, Robert Sr. Klynott, Patrick Miller, Thomas Olsakowski, Helen Saunders, Herman Scavone, Bernice Schilling, John Spencer, Ethel St. Clair, Charles Taeger, Charlotte Vance, Lorraine Wardzel, Dorothy Wills, D. Scott

J. Avvisato, 66, former poF rank lice chief of the borough of Old

Forge, died Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at home with his children by his side. Born October 1, 1945, son of the late Phillip and Elizabeth Cesare Avvisato, he was a lifelong resident of Old Forge, and a 1963 graduate of Old Forge High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served at the Pentagon and aboard the USS Thuban. In 1969, he became a member of the Pennsylvania State Police where he served as Trooper and a Certified Scuba Diver until 1982. From 1982 until 1989, he was a member of the Region 8 Strike Force, where he later retired. Following retirement, he became Chief of Police of Old Forge from 1989 to January 2005. As Chief, he was instrumental in creating the Lower Lackawanna/ Luzerne County Drug Task Force, sat on the Board of Directors of the Chiefs of Police Association, and introduced the DARE program into Old Forge High School. He was a member of the VFW Post 4954, Old Forge, and a parishioner of Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge. Surviving are a son, Frank J. Avvisato Jr., and wife Karen, Leesburg, Va.; daughter, Kerri Ann Avvisato, Old Forge; brother, Phillip Avvisato Jr., and wife Elaine, Duryea; two grandchildren, Anthony and Kaylie Avvisato; one nephew, Lt. Craig Carey, and wife Jackie; four nieces, Christine Sebastianelli and husband Dr. Ken, Kimberly McDonough and husband Jim, Kelly Dixon and husband Andy, and Kristin

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Taddei and husband Jay; and several aunts and cousins. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson as a member of the Marauders MC, and loved his dogs, Meko and Diesel. The family wishes to thank Dr. Kenneth Sebastianelli and his nurse, Debbie Merrick, for their kindness, extraordinary care and support at his time of need. The funeral with law enforcement honors will be held at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in the Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church at Prince of Peace Parish, West Grace and Lawrence Streets, Old Forge. Interment will follow in Old Forge Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411. To leave an online condolence, visit www.ferrifuneralhome.com.

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ews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning in the Mercy Center Chapel, Dallas. Entombment will immediately follow in St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 8:45 a.m. until funeral time at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning in the Mercy Center Chapel, Dallas. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth. In lieu of flowers, contributions, if desired, may be made to the Mercy Center on Lake Street in Dallas. Please visit www.sjgrontkowskifuneralhome.com to submit online condolences to Bernice’s family.

harlotte R. Taeger, 83, passed Tuesday, December 6, 2011. Born in Munich, Germany, she immigrated to the United States in 1948 and received her citizenship in 1954. Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Taeger. She is survived by her children, Peter Perretti, Ouray, Colo.; Richard Perretti, Largo, Fla.; Carl Perretti and wife, Peekskill, N.Y.; Chris Taeger, Weehawken, N.J.; five grandchildren, Claudette and husband Charles, Richel; Jason, and Monique; and three great-grandchildren. William and Charlotte lived in Continental Village, N.Y., for 30 More Obituaries, Page 8A

years prior to retiring to Parachute, Colo., in 1996. Charlotte moved back east to Nanticoke, in 2009, to be closer to her family. Charlotte was an exceptional cook and seamstress. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed reading, traveling and the arts. Charlotte was an active member and contributed to all of the communities she lived in throughout her life. A memorial celebration of Charlotte’s life will be held in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., on Sunday, January 8 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local library.

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Ex-Moon Lake director Madrack suing the county A former Luzerne County employee filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging he is owed $6,000 in severance and vacation pay. Clif Madrack, of Plymouth, filed the suit through his attorney, Sid May, against the county. Madrack had previously worked as park director at Moon Madrack Lake Park in Plymouth Township. He had been furloughed from the job in January 2010. Madrack, who worked for the county for eight years, said he was promised 60 days in sick pay – totaling $3,000 – and $3,000 in severance pay due to being grandfathered in to a new employee policy. “I did my job, and I did it well and faithfully,” Madrack said, adding he had worked seven days a week and 70 hours a week during his time as park director. Madrack says he was offered the sick days if he signed off on the severance pay, but that he was not agreeable to that offer with the county. County solicitor Vito DeLuca did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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U.S. Department of Justice opinion opens the door to online gambling

States can get in on the deal

By TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER tmorgan@timesleader.com

A recent opinion by the U.S. Department of Justice has cleared the way for states to begin offering online gambling, creating the potential for a significant revenue source to help cashstrapped budgets. Attorneys for the Justice Department last week reversed their previous interpretation of the Wire Tap Act, which outlawed online wagering, determining that it applies only to bets on sporting events and not non-sport gambling activities. I. Nelson Rose, a professor at Whittier

“You don’t have to be a gambling addict to lose everything you have. Our government is supposed to look out for the health and well being of people. It’s not supposed to endorse and promote something that causes harm.” Coordinator for CasinoFreePa

Law School and expert in gaming law, said the decision opens the door for states to dip into the lucrative online gambling market, which has been estimated at $24 billion worldwide. “The United States Department of

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Justice has given the online gaming community a big, big present,” Rose wrote in a blog on his website, www.gamblingandthelaw.com. That “present” could turn into a nightmare for Pennsylvania families by See GAMBLING, Page 4A

Pittston man sentenced for robbing delivery man

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Ronald Kevin Perschau Jr., 19, gets 4 1/2 to 9 years on charges of robbery and possession of a weapon.

Luzerne County has received a $4,513 Recycling Performance Grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection. The grant is based on the community recycling 451.3 tons in 2009 and the county’s population, according to state Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township, who announced the grant.

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State rebate deadlines near State Rep. Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake, reminds area residents that Saturday is the deadline to file for the property tax and rent rebate program for property taxes and rent paid in 2010. The program is available for Pennsylvania residents age 65 and older, widows and widowers age 50 and older and adults with disabilities. Boback The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 a year for renters, with half of Social Security income excluded. Those who qualify are eligible for a maximum tax rebate of $975 when supplemental rebates are added. Applications must be postmarked Dec. 31 or earlier. Applications are available online at www.PAPropertyTaxRelief.com. For more information, contact the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue during normal business hours at 1-888222-9190. Free assistance in applying is available through Boback’s office and the Area Agencies on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. WILKES-BARRE

Farmland deadline nears The deadline for submitting applications to the Luzerne County Farmland Preservation Program is Feb. 1. The program, administered by the Luzerne County Planning Commission, protects and promotes the continued agricultural use of farmland through conservation easements. It offers monetary compensation to farmers who enter into easements that prevent their farms from ever being developed or used for any purpose other than agriculture or related activities. To qualify, farms must consist of at least 50 acres, half of which must be used for farming, pasturing or grazing. They must also be part of an agricultural security area and meet soil quality requirements. To date, 23 farms encompassing 2,411 acres have been preserved through the program. Those interested in applying should contact Program Administrator Nancy Snee at 825-1564.

making gambling – and the devastating financial impact it carries for some people – even more accessible, said Diane Berlin, coordinator for CasinoFreePa, a group that opposes legalized gambling in Pennsylvania. “It’s like delivering the sheep to the door to be fleeced. The closer it is, the more convenient it is, the more people will gamble,” Berlin said. Brick-and-mortar casinos have been operating in Pennsylvania since 2006. Whether Pennsylvania would seek to offer online gambling is uncertain.

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Joseph Popovich of Ashley, who completed Day Reporting Center program, speaks before receiving his diploma at the ceremony in the courthouse. Looking on are Judge Tina Polachek-Gartley and LCCF Warden Joseph Piazza.

Offenders become graduates

Twenty-five people graduate Wednesday from Luzerne County Day Reporting Center. By SHEENA DELAZIO sdelazio@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – The Luzerne County Day Reporting Center is a winwin situation for the entire community, Luzerne County Correctional Facility Warden Joseph Piazza said Wednesday. A win because it reduces the costs of incarceration; reduces the recidivism rate, and ensures safety. “The program has saved the county $1.9 million (to date),” Piazza said Wednesday, at the second transition/ graduation ceremony for offenders who have participated in the day reporting center program. Twenty-five people graduated from the program Wednesday. The day reporting center, operated by Behavioral Intervention Inc. on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard in WilkesBarre, began operations in July 2010.

Polachek Gartley said the The program is sup- “I thought, if program gives participants posed to reform crimianother chance to be responnals and cut costs by re- this works, it’s sible, dedicated and hardducing the number of in- a step forward working. mates being lodged in for Luzerne “Use what you learned at the county prison. the (day reporting center) in Non-violent offenders County.” your life,” she said, offering selected for the program Tina Polachek Gartley words of encouragement. are placed on home conLuzerne County judge She quoted a Michael finement and must reJackson song, “Man in the port to the center for drug testing and participation in man- Mirror” – “If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at datory treatment plans. Participants must be in the program yourself and then make a change.” “Never be afraid to be honest with for at least 120 days to earn completion. The county’s program is only the yourself,” Polachek Gartley said. “Be second day reporting center in Penn- the person you were born to be.” A program participant, Joseph Popsylvania – the first is in Franklin Counovich, 26, of Ashley, who was entered ty. Luzerne County Judge Tina Pola- into the program on theft-related chek Gartley said one of her first as- charges, spoke at the ceremony, saysignments as judge was to participate ing that at first he, like other participaon the county’s prison board, where nts, thought the program was a “fast she learned of the day reporting cen- way to get out of jail.” Popovich learned quickly that the ter. “I thought, if this works, it’s a step reporting center was a lot tougher forward for Luzerne County,” Pola- than he imagined, and it has changed chek Gartley said Wednesday. “And his “way of thinking” to help him improve his life. the proof is here today.”

WILKES-BARRE – A Pittston man charged with robbing a food delivery person was sentenced Wednesday to 4 ½ to 9 years in state prison. Ronald Kevin Perschau Jr., 19, of Tompkins Street, was sentenced on charges of robbery and possession of a weapon by Luzerne County Senior Judge Hugh Mundy. Mundy also said Perschau must serve one year probation after his prison sentence and pay $335 in restitution. Perschau pleaded guilty to the charges in November. According to court papers, on June 25, an employee at Golden Star Chinese Restaurant in Pittston received a phone call for an order to be delivered at a residence on Lyons Lane, a dark alley near Main Street. Police said that when the employee, Ping Zheng, arrived in the alley, Perschau, Carlos Rios and Brad Huzzard assaulted him. Police said the three men placed a pellet gun to Zheng’s throat and struck him in the head while demanding money. Zheng was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township. While officers were still on Lyons Lane, they learned Rios was sitting in a vehicle nearby. Rios told police, according to the complaint, he was hanging out with Perschau and Huzzard but did not take part in the assault and robbery. Police found Perschau at a residence in Taylor. Police allege he told them Rios planned the assault and robbery, the complaint says. Rios, 19, of Exeter, is awaiting trial on related charges. Huzzard, 19, of Taylor, pleaded guilty earlier this month to a robbery charge and is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 31.

No room for bicycle lanes in River Street Corridor Project, PennDOT says Estimated $2 million reconstruction expected to calm traffic, improve pedestrian safety. By BILL O’BOYLE boboyle@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – The River Street Corridor Project might slow traffic on the city’s busy thoroughfare, but bicycle riders will have to do without dedicated lanes. Mike Taluto, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, said Wednesday there are no plans to include bike lanes in the project that is expected to start construction in 2014. “There’s no room,” Taluto said after

consulting with engineers at Pennoni & Associates. “The engineers say we need all the space for traffic lanes to make the project work.” The estimated $2 million reconstruction is expected to calm traffic on the busy downtown street and improve pedestrian safety. According to PennDOT and Pennoni the project will reduce the number of lanes on River Street between Ross and North streets from four to two and install islands – landscaped, concrete and refuge – in addition to crosswalks to enhance foot traffic to the River Common, which is built on the flood-control levee. The traffic signalization system also will be adjusted, officials have said. Rich Adams, of Around Town Bicycles in Wilkes-Barre, said he was disap-

Traffic moves Wednesday on River Street in WilkesBarre near the Northampton Street levee portal. A project to reduce the number of lanes on the busy street from four to two is set to begin in 2014.

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pointed bike lanes won’t be a part of the and there are no bike lanes, it seems project. there’s a disconnect there. “I don’t think the project is worth it, “Really, what is the purpose? If it’s whatever the cost is,” Adams said. “If the goal is to calm traffic next to a park See BIKE, Page 4A


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which equates to $521.50 on a property assessed at $100,000. About 87,000 property owners would continue to have $52 knocked off their county tax bills due to a homestead tax break on primary residences. The budget reduces overall spending by $3.5 million while covering millions of dollars in rising costs for workers’ compensation, debt and union-negotiated raises. Pribula has come up with the 150 layoff tally based on the amount of spending reductions, though Petrilla has estimated layoffs at a more conservative 60. “It’s going to be challenging, but as I’ve said many times, the general public feels county government is bloated,” Petrilla said. Citizens have repeatedly told commissioners they can’t afford a tax increase, she said. Commissioners have reduced county spending and staff over the last four years without jeopardizing essential services as predicted by some employees, she said. “I think the cuts should continue until we know we’re at a point where we can’t downsize anymore,” Petrilla said. The new home rule charter says budgeted property tax revenue can’t be more than 8 percent higher than the previous year un-

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Petrilla wrote. “This is the day the people have waited for, and it’s time for council to take over.” Running Luzerne County is an “enormous task,” and serving in public office is a “very rewarding opportunity,” she said. “I wish nothing but good things for all of you and for the residents of Luzerne County. I was very happy to see the outcome of the election because I felt that the people really did their homework before casting their vote and elected people who are competent and will do a good job,” she wrote.

less County Council convinces a county judge a higher increase is warranted. An 8 percent property tax increase would amount to .4172 mills, increasing the annual tax bill for a $100,000 property by $41.72. A tax increase would likely be the only option for the new council to avoid significant cuts because commissioners have said they’ve already factored in all attainable revenue. Under home rule, the new county manager – interim or permanent – will handle decisions about staffing, layoffs and daily operations. Though the manager provides budget recommendations, the new council must approve the budget and tax rate. The budget to be passed today cuts spending in county court branches by $4.7 million. County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Thomas

Burke has said the budget proposed by commissioners fell “woefully short” of meeting a legal requirement to fund the court system at a level of “reasonable necessity.” Petrilla and Commissioner Stephen A. Urban have said they do not believe the court could prove that claim if budget cuts led to a legal challenge. Spending on the county prison, District Attorney’s Office and several row offices also is reduced significantly in the budget up for adoption. The prison would lose $1.03 million, for a new total budget of $27.9 million. The District Attorney’s Office budget would decrease $622,800, to $4.18 million. Commissioners have said cuts in the row offices – prothonotary, clerk of courts, recorder of deeds, register of wills and treasurer’s – are justified because they are being merged under home rule.

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State Sen. John Yudichak, DPlymouth Township, said he is not aware of any legislation pending in the state regarding the matter. He believes more research is needed to determine whether the benefits of Internet gambling would outweigh the drawbacks. Yudichak noted the Justice Department opinion is a preliminary matter that allows states to explore offering Internet gambling. He said he would want to see state or federal laws in place to regulate the industry to ensure consumers are protected before he could decide if online gambling is right for Pennsylvania. “In the absence of federal or state laws to establish regulations, we need to proceed with

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just to change traffic patterns, but it’s not meeting the needs of the people, why move forward?” he said. At a public hearing on Oct. 7, many residents said narrowing the lanes will cause significant traffic congestion as vehicles try to make their way in and out of the city’s downtown. They also

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expressed concern for emergency vehicles, wide-turning trucks and buses, and short merging allowances. Adams said he looked at the plans and said the existing curbs won’t be moved. He said that would drive the project cost way up. “But when you’re spending money and not accomplishing anything, it’s just not worth it,” he said. Drew McLaughlin, administrative coordinator for the city, said

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A worker peers into the top of a church steeple waiting to be lifted into place Wednesday, outside Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nacogdoches, Texas. The steeple was successfully raised into place atop the new building for the church, which was founded in 1998 and has been meeting in borrowed facilities since that time, the Rev. Randy Booth said.

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workers and journalists into the country. It calls for the release of all political prisoners. The government released 755 prisoners after a report by Human Rights

Watch late Tuesday accusing authorities of hiding hundreds of detainees from the monitors. It was the second concession in two days to the Arab League.

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A federal appeals panel on Wednesday upheld the convictions and sentences of five Muslim men accused of planning to attack Fort Dix or other military bases, though it threw out a charge against one defendant. The main issue was prosecutors’ use of wiretaps obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a part of the Patriot Act aimed largely at gathering foreign intelligence. The recordings were a major piece of a 21⁄2-month trial for the five men, all Muslim immigrants who grew up in the New Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia. The men — Mohamad Shnewer, Serdar Tatar, and brothers Dritan, Eljvir and Shain Duka — were arrested in May 2007. In 2008, a federal jury in Camden, N.J., convicted them of conspiring to kill soldiers at Fort Dix. All but Tatar are serving life terms.

Officials say a bag of embers near back of house caused Christmas morning fire.

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A fire broke out inside a zinc mine in Tennessee on Wednesday, trapping three miners inside for about three hours before they were rescued, authorities said. Two other miners below ground were injured by smoke inhalation. The three miners were trapped by smoke and needed respirators before they could leave the mine. A rescue team helped the miners and they appeared unharmed, though they are being taken to a hospital, said Tim Wilder of the Jefferson County EMA. There were 54 miners underground when the fire started on a drill rig about 800 feet below the ground, officials said. It was not clear yet how the fire started at the Young Mine about 25 miles northeast of Knoxville. SOMERVILLE, N.J.

Educator facing charges

Prosecutors say an educator secretly videotaped teenage boys in the shower at a New Jersey Catholic high school for nearly three years. Authorities say the videos were recorded in a communal shower area at Immaculata High School in Somerville starting in January 2008. Fifty-four-year-old Patrick J. Lott, of Somerville, faces numerous charges, including child endangerment and invasion of privacy. He is an assistant principal at a public middle school and volunteered at Immaculata. PALM HARBOR, FLA.

Alleged ‘Cheetah,’ 80, dead

A Florida animal sanctuary says Cheetah, the chimpanzee sidekick in the Tarzan movies of the early 1930s, has died at 80. But other accounts call that claim into question. Debbie Cobb, outreach director at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary along Florida’s Gulf Coast, said Wednesday that her grandparents acquired Cheetah around 1960 from “Tarzan” star Johnny Weissmuller and that the chimp appeared in Tarzan films between 1932 and 1934. During that period, Weissmuller made “Tarzan the Ape Man” and “Tarzan and His Mate.” But Cobb offered no documentation, saying it was destroyed in a 1995 fire. Also, some Hollywood accounts indicate a chimp named Jiggs or Mr. Jiggs played Cheetah alongside Weissmuller early on and died in 1938. Cobb said Cheetah died Dec. 24 of kidney failure and was cremated.

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In this image made from KRT video, a huge portrait of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is carried Wednesday during his funeral procession in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea’s next leader escorted his father’s hearse in an elaborate state funeral on a bitter, snowy day Wednesday, bowing and saluting in front of tens of thousands of citizens who wailed and stamped their feet in grief for Kim Jong Il. Son and successor Kim Jong Un was head mourner on the gray day in Pyongyang, walking with one hand on the black hearse that carried his father’s coffin on its roof, his other hand raised in salute, his head bowed against the wind. At the end of the 2 1/2-hour procession, rifles fired 21 times as Kim Jong Un stood flanked by the top party and military officials who are expected to be his inner circle of advisers. Kim then saluted again as goose-stepping soldiers carrying flags and rifles marched by. Although analysts say Kim Jong Un is on the path toward cementing his power and all moves in North Korea so far —

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from titles giving him power over the ruling party and military and his leading position in the funeral procession — point in that direction, his age and inexperience leave questions about Kim’s longterm prospects. Whereas his father was groomed for power for 20 years before taking over, the younger Kim has had only about two years.

He also faces the huge challenges of running a country that struggles to feed its people even as it pursues a nuclear weapons program that has earned it international sanctions and condemnation. Kim Jong Il — who led with absolute power after his father Kim Il Sung’s death in 1994, died of a heart attack Dec. 17 at age 69.

Tamiflu-resistant swine flu turns up in part of Australia In and around the city of Newcastle, the drug-resistant H1N1 virus was spreading more easily among humans.

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LOS ANGELES — Public health officials in Australia are reporting that the version of socalled swine flu that is resistant to the drug Tamiflu is spreading more easily there. H1N1 flu virus caused a pandemic in 2009. It emerged in April in Mexico and spread swiftly around the globe, traveling to 214 countries and territories and killing more than 18,000 people, according to the World Health Orga-

nization. Tamiflu, also known by the generic name oseltamivir, was frequently prescribed to patients, and it didn’t take long for a version of H1N1 to emerge that was resistant to the drug. Luckily, this strain was a minor player, infecting less than 1 percent of people who were tested. This year, in and around the Australian city of Newcastle, the Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 virus was spreading more easily among hu-

mans, according to a report being published in today’s edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. Public health officials found that 16 percent of samples taken from patients turned out to be resistant to Tamiflu. The 29 patients ranged in age from 4 months to 62 years. Genetic analysis of the flu samples revealed that all of the 29 patients were infected with a single strain.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Fireplace ashes can be deceiving. Just ask anyone involved in the nearly 11,600 residential building fires in the U.S. each year that federal safety officials say are caused by hot embers or ashes. It appears that Michael Borcina was among those duped. Fire officials in Stamford, Conn., say a bag of fireplace ashes Borcina left near the back of the home where he was staying caused a fire early Christmas morning that killed his friend’s three children and their two grandparents. Borcina and the mother, Madonna Badger, escaped the blaze after failed attempts to rescue the little girls. The fire has led to renewed safety warnings by federal and local authorities. “What often happens, and About 192,700 it’s a pretty of the common scenario that we see, 374,000 yearis that although ly residential the fire may fires spread look out, the beyond the embers in the ashes may re- source, and 6 main hot percent of enough to start those fires a fire for up to are caused by 24 hours after the fire is hot embers or thought to be ashes, the out,” said Tom Fire Safety Olshanski, a spokesman for Administhe U.S. Fire tration says. Administration. Olshanski and local fire officials in Stamford and other communities urged homeowners this week to put fireplace ashes in a metal container and place it well away from the house. If you leave hot ashes in the fireplace, make sure there’s a metal screen or glass partition in place, they said. About 192,700 of the 374,000 yearly residential fires spread beyond the source, and 6 percent of those fires are caused by hot embers or ashes, the Fire Safety Administration says. The Connecticut medical examiner’s office said Wednesday that the victims died of smoke inhalation, and Lomer Johnson also suffered a blunt head and neck injury, possibly from a fall or being hit by an object.

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BEIRUT — Arab League monitors spent a second day in the Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday gathering accounts about the government’s crackdown on dissent as troops in nearby Hama opened fire on thousands of unarmed protesters and killed at least six, according to activists. Though President Bashar Assad’s regime has made some concessions to the observers, including the release of nearly 800 prisoners on Wednesday, the military at the same time is pressing ahead with a violent campaign to put down mostly peaceful protests. Activists said at least 39 people have been killed in the two days since the monitors began work. The continuing violence — and comments by an Arab League official prais-

ing Syrian cooperation — have fueled concerns by the Syrian opposition that the Arab League mission is a farce and a distraction from the ongoing killings. “This mission has absolutely no mandate, no authority, no teeth,” said Ausama Monajed, a member of the Syrian National Council, the country’s main opposition group. The 60 Arab League monitors — the first Syria has allowedinduringtheninemonth anti-government uprising — are supposed to be ensuring the regime is complying with terms of a plan to end the crackdown on protests. The U.N. says more than 5,000 people have been killed in Syria since March. The plan demands the government remove its security forces and heavy weapons from city streets, start talks with opposition leaders and allow human rights


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Plymouth Twp. adopts ’12 budget

$3.8 million plan includes figures for flood relief but does not call for tax increase. By SUSAN BETTINGER Times Leader Correspondent

PLYMOUTH TWP. – The township’s proposed $3.8 million budget for 2012 is now official. Township supervisors Tuesday adopted the spending plan that is the same as the one ap-

proved earlier this month. The budget includes no increase in taxes, despite expenditures more than five times higher than in the 2011 budget, which totaled $710,000, according to township Secretary-Treasurer Steve Grzymski. Grzymski said the 2012 budget increase is due to the extensive damage that was left behind after floods in July, August and September. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will fund the additional expense, Supervisor

Chairwoman Gale Conrad said previously. The total estimated cost for flood recovery projects is $3 million and $4 million. The borough has sent both letters of intent, as well as worksheets, to FEMA for approval. FEMA’s funding for the debris cleanup was $450,000. The township is applying to FEMA for the rest of the funding to pay for the flood recovery project. Disaster Recovery Manager

Marty Altman described the FEMA’s funding procedure as a “work in process.” Altman says that he expects the details to be finalized by the time of the next supervisors’ meeting, on Jan. 3. The township’s real estate tax rate is 0.756 of a mill. One mill equals $1 in tax for every $1,000 in assessed property value. Copies of the 2012 budget will be available to the public within the next few days.

Romney, Perry take shots at Paul over Iran Candidates wave red flags over possible development of nukes by Muslim state.

MUSCATINE, Iowa — Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Perry on Wednesday assailed Ron Paul for saying the U.S. has no business bombing Iran to keep it from acquiring a nuclear weapon, drawing a sharp contrast with their rising rival as he returned to Iowa days before the lead-off caucuses. “One of the people running for president thinks it’s OK for Iran to have a nuclear weapon,” Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, said in this eastern Iowa city in response to a question from the audience. “I AP PHOTOS don’t.” It was the first time that Rom- Republican presidential candiney has challenged Paul directly date Ron Paul waits to be insince the Texas congressman troduced during a campaign stop in Newton, Iowa, on jumped in polls. Neither he nor Perry, the Tex- Wednesday. as governor, named Paul, but a season marked by candidates the target was clear. “You don’t have to vote for a who have risen quickly in public candidate who will allow Iran to standing only to fall back down. Gingrich, whose slide in surhave a nuclear weapon to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. veys over the past week has come as Paul has Because America will be risen, said Tuesday next,” Perry said in Ur- In recent days, he couldn’t vote for bandale, reiterating a conservative Paul if he were to line of argument from a opponents inbecome the GOP day earlier. “I’m here to say: You cluding Perry and nominee and called his views “totally have a choice,” Perry Minnesota Rep. outside the mainadded. Michele Bachstream of every deAs if in rebuttal, Paul’s cent American” campaign launched a mann have induring an interview new television commer- creased their with CNN. cial describing him as criticism of Paul Paul, for his part, “principled, incorruptwas meeting with ible, guided by faith and on social issues, supporters near principle” and the man foreign affairs to restore the economy. and inflammatory Des Moines, his first visit to the “Politicians who sup- comments in his state since before ported bailouts and the campaigns went mandates, serial hypo- decades-old dark over the crites and flip floppers newsletter. Christmas holiday. can’t clean up the mess,” He planned a seit says as photos of Newt Gingrich and Romney appear on ries of events over the next two days as his campaign looked to screen. The stepped-up criticism of take advantage of a burst of moPaul, the libertarian-leaning Re- mentum as the caucuses appublican, comes as surveys proach. A conservative, Paul comshow he’s in contention to win mands strong allegiance from Tuesday’s caucuses. In recent days, conservative his supporters but appears to opponents including Perry and have little potential to expand Minnesota Rep. Michele Bach- his appeal and emerge as a serimann have increased their crit- ous challenger for the nominaicism of Paul on social issues, tion. Yet he could complicate other foreign affairs and inflammatory comments in his decades-old candidates’ pathway to the nomination. newsletter. Meanwhile, Obama for AmerBy tearing him down, they hope voters will give their cam- ica, the president’s re-election paigns another, closer look after campaign, has a strong presence

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in Iowa because Barack Obama badly wants to win this battleground state in November, as it did in 2008. Obama is running unopposed in the Democratic caucus the same night as the GOP’s. It’s a dramatically different scene from four years ago, when Obama set his course for the White House by beating John Edwards and Hillary Rodham Clinton after months of intense campaigning in Iowa. Iowa remains a general election swing state, and no one assumes his 9-point win here over John McCain in 2008 will give him a cushion next November. Obama’s campaign never entirely left Iowa or several other competitive states, where he

hopes relentless organizing can overcome a weak economy and his mixed record of fulfilling campaign pledges in the face of strong GOP opposition in Congress. If thousands of volunteers flocked to Obama’s 2008 campaign, this time he’s having to work a bit harder to recruit and energize them.

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THOMAS A. MILLER, 64, of Boothwyn, Pa., passed away suddenly in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital on Saturday, December 24, 2011. Born on April 16, 1947, in Shavertown, he was a son of the late William and Margaret Ford Miller. He was a resident of Boothwyn for the past two years and a former resident of Kingston. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. Surviving him are his wife, the former Deborah Herrscher; sons, Thomas Jr., Forty Fort; Michael, Canon City, Colo., and Scott, Gainesville, Va.; daughter, Kimberly Chattin, Boothwyn; six grandchildren; brother, William, New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in Holy Name-St. Mary’s Church, Swoyersville. Arrangements are by Karl E. Blight Funeral Home, Kingston HERMAN W. SAUNDERS, of Baldwin, N.Y., died on Thursday, December 22, 2011. He was a devoted husband of the late Anna Saunders, beloved father of William (Judy), Paul (May), Steve and Dawn, dear grandfather of Pete; loving brother of Joyce Walters and the late Carl; cherished uncle of Christine and Kathleen. Herman was a proud veteran of World War II, having served with the 99th infantry division and was a POW during the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and the Baldwin American Legion. Family received friends on December 26, in the Cecere Family Funeral Home, 2283 Gran Ave., Baldwin, N.Y. Funeral services were held on December 27 in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Baldwin, N.Y. Interment followed in Calverton National Cemetery. Please visit www.CecereFamilyFunerals.com. DR. D. SCOTT WILLS, 51, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2011. He was a graduate of MIT and a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Georgia Tech. He is survived by his wife, the former Linda Zelinka; son, Frank; daughter, Rose Mary. Linda is the daughter of Leonard and Helen Zelinka, Mountain Top. Also surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wills, Ocala, Fla.; and a sister, Kathleen. Funeral services were held in Duluth, Ga. JOHN C. SCHILLING, 50, of Pittston, died Friday, December 23, 2011, in Hospice of the VNA, St Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of Mary Ann Schilling, Wilkes-Barre, and the late Charles E Schilling. John was educated in the Pittston Area School District, and was employed in the construction industry. Surviving, besides his mother, are daughter, April Slabinski, Plains Township; sister, Lisa Donnora, and husband Robert, Port Griffith; brothers, Mark, Illinois; Luke and fiancée Robin Samsell, WilkesBarre; fiancée, Barbara Deshazo; and several nieces and nephews. John will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township. ROBERT A. CASTERLINE, 66, Wilkes-Barre, died Wednesday, December 28, 2011, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in WilkesBarre on February 4,1945, he was a son of the late Arnold and Jule Krokus Casterline. He was an entrepreneur, inventor and the owner of various retail stores. He was preceded in death by a brother, Arnold Casterline. Surviving are daughter, Christa Casterline; sons, Robert and Stephen Casterline; three grandchildren, Robert, John and Anthony; sister, Cookie Casterline; brothers, Leonard and Joseph Casterline; and several nieces and nephews. A blessing service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township, with the Rev. Thomas O’Malley officiating. Interment will follow the service. Funeral arrangements are by the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. ANGIE M. BURNSIDE, 74, of Pittston, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2011 in Regional Hospital, Scranton. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston.

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urday, December 24, 2011, at home. He was originally from Port Blanchard, before retiring seven years ago to North Carolina with his wife, Peggy. He was born December 4, 1942, in Pittston, son of the late Thomas and Anna Vernouski Griglock. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1960 to 1964, and toured in Europe. Prior to his retirement, he was a truck driver for USA Office Furniture. Brent Robbins, Ryan Robbins, VaRobert was a graduate and senior nessa Robbins and Kayla Melville; class president of Jenkins Township High School, class of 1960. He was step-granddaughters, Brittany Haralso a graduate of King’s College per, Kristi Margalis and Jaimie Gribble; sisters, Rose Marie Hannon, with a degree in criminal justice. Port Griffith, and Lauren Freedom, He was a member of the Jenkins Township American Legion Post Dover; and several nieces and neph938, and also a member of the Port ews. Funeral with military honRod and Gun Club. ors, conducted by the Jenkins Robert, also known as “Pop pop” by his grandchildren, enjoyed trav- Township American Legion, will be eling, hunting, fishing and outdoor held at 9 a.m. Friday in the Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming gardening. He was preceded in death by his Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of first wife, Judith; and brother, Tho- Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittmas. Surviving are his wife, the former ston. Interment will be held in Peggy Zabriski; son, Robert Gri- Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. glock Jr., and his wife, Patty, Wil- Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. tomington, N.C.; daughters, Lori Rob- day in the funeral home. A prayer bins and her husband, Wayne, service will be held at 7:30 p.m. by Wyoming, and Bonnie Melville, Wil- the Jenkins Township American Lemington, N.C.; step-daughter, Peg- gion. Memorial contributions may be gy Ashton, Ashley; and step-son, George Tomko, and his wife, Deb- made to the American Cancer Sobie, Forty Fort; grandchildren, Rob- ciety, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA ert Griglock III, Jennifer Kolessar, 18517.

Patrick Klynott December 27, 2011 Master Sergeant Patrick C hief Klynott, 75, of Exeter, died

Tuesday morning, December 27, 2011, in the Inpatient Unit of Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Matthys and Margaret (Hannon) Klynoot. Patrick was a Chief Master Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force for 24 years, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Before joining the U.S. Air Force, Patrick was a member of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Swoyersville American Legion Post 644 and the Wyoming Hose Company 2. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Gisela Teichert, on February 6, 2011; and infant sister, Peggy. Surviving are his sons, Ralf-Peter Klynott and his wife, Linda, Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., and John Fitzgerald Klynott, St. Louis, Mo.; sister Kathleen L. Klynoot, Pittston; brothers, John Raymond, Carmel,

Ind.; James G., Albuquerque, N.M.; Matthew, Merritt Island, Fla., and Eugene P., Punta Gorda, Fla.; and several nephews and nieces. Funeral service and interment will be held at11a.m. Friday in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.

harles “Chuck” R. St. Clair of C Tunkhannock, died, Wednesday, December 28, 2011, in Tyler

Clair, Holly Pepper, Crystal Haggerty, Joseph St.Clair; and four greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held at11 a.m. Saturday in the Mehoopany Baptist Church with Pastor Joe Billingsley. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Mehoopany Baptist Church, PO Box 162, Mehoopany, PA 18629. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafunralhome.com.

Lorraine Vance December 24, 2011

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was born in Dupont, on March 21st, 1942, daughter of the late George and Dorothy (Lidy) Perrins. Lorraine, graduated from Pittston Schools, and the Pittston School of Medicine, she worked at various hospitals throughout her life, in Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, and Florida. She was a resident of WilkesBarre for the past seven years. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Vance, West Virginia. More Obituaries, Page 2A

iss Helen A. Olsakowski, 74, M a guest at Pittston Manor, died Tuesday, December 27,

sister, Dorothy (Tootie) Thompson, Nanticoke. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1111 Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg, PA.

Dorothy A. Wardzel December 27, 2011 Dorothy A. Wardzel, 84, of Forty Fort, beloved mother and mom-mom, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2011. She was born in Luzerne, on July 20, 1927. She was a daughter of the late John and Suzanne Mizenko Strish. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville, and a past member of its Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed reading, cooking and gardening. But her life revolved around spending time with her family, most especially loving her

grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Joseph A. Wardzel; and her brother, John Strish. She is survived by her daughter, Joanne Ambrose, Forty Fort; two grandchildren, James and Jillian Ambrose, Forty Fort; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are asked to attend her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday in Holy Trinity Church, Hughes St., Swoyersville. Interment will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Courtdale. Funeral arrangements are by the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville. There are no public calling hours.

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December 26, 2011, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born July 27, 1941, in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late Leo and Viola Sager Boysha. William served in the U.S. Army in the 101st Airborne in Vietnam. Later he was employed as a landscaper for Woodwrigs. He loved hunting and horses, but most of all his children and grandchildren. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey L., in 1996. Surviving are his children, William L. and wife Lori, Millville; Robert A., Lakeland, Fla.; David J. and wife Heather M. Dennen, Bloomsburg; Kim M. Boysha and husband Joseph D. Young, Bloomsburg; Kelly A. Llewellyn and husband Nathan, Benton; grandchildren, Corey, Amanda and Hailey Boysha; Levi Farley; Marc Dennen; Abby and Ryan Boysha; Nile IV Jack, and Brandy Farley, Aiden Llewellyn; and

She is survived by her step-children, Harvey, Kenneth, Danny and Leslie Vance, all of West Virginia, and Jackie Vance, South Carolina; brother, Wayne Perrins, WilkesBarre; her beloved cat, Abigail; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday morning. Interment will be held at the Marcy Cemetery, Duryea. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.

L. Spencer, 95, Idetown, E thel passed away, Monday, Decem-

ber 26, 2011, in the Star Hill Rest Home, Monroe Township. Mrs. Spencer was born in Lehman Township, and was a daughter of the late Harry and Cassie Hoover Cisco. Ethel was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Mrs. Spencer was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce J. Spencer Sr.; and grandson, Harry Wesley Jr. She is survived by a son, Bruce Spencer Jr., Forty Fort; daughter-in-

Helen A. Olsakowski December 27, 2011

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Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. Chuck was born in Eatonville, Wyoming County, on January 4, 1926, son of the late Lester and Muriel Titman St. Clair. Prior to his retirement, he was employed at the Procter & Gamble plant in Mehoopany for over 18 years. After Chuck’s retirement he worked for the Mayflower Florist in Tunkhannock as a delivery man for over 18 years. He served as Tunkhannock Borough Councilman for 12 years, was a member of the Riverside Park Commission and a member of the Mehoopany Baptist Church. Chuck was preceded in death by brothers, Duane, Ronald and Gerald St. Clair. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Edith Cadden St. Clair; sons, Duane and wife Janis, Columbia, Md.; Thomas and wife Patti, Tunkhannock; sisters, Betty Sickler, Brownville, Me.; Bernetta Rosencrance, Clark Summit; Carol Conner, Brookville, Fla.; grandchildren, Heather Hodgson, Aaron St. Clair, Jennifer St. Clair, Andrea St.

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law, Yuki, Wilkes-Barre; daughter, Nancy Wesley, and her husband, Harry, Idetown; grandchildren, Bob, Robin, Brian and Elizabeth; great-grandchildren, Jamie, Kyle and Elyse; brother, Ralph Cisco. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corners of Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with Pastor Joel Mitchell, of the Noxen Bible Baptist Church, officiating. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service on Friday. Online condolences can be made at clswansonfuneralhome.com.

2011, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Miss Olsakowski was born in Wilkes-Barre, daughter of the late Michael and Mary Dinoski Olsakowski. She was a graduate of the class of 1954, James M. Coughlin High School, WilkesBarre. She received her bachelor’s degree in education from College Misericordia, Dallas, and had been an elementary school teacher in New Jersey prior to her returning to the Wyoming Valley several years ago. Before moving to Pittston Manor, she had resided in the Miners Mills Section of WilkesBarre, and at the Sherman Hills Apartments, Wilkes-Barre. Helen enjoyed music and delighted in playing the piano. She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Plains Township. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Dziedzic, and brother Anthony Olsakowski. Surviving her are sister Irene Olsakowski, Redondo Beach, Calif.; and brother Michael G. Olsakowski, Plains Township; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Hudson Road, Plains Township. The family will receive relatives and friends at the church following the Mass. A private interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton, at the convenience of the family. The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorial donations be made to, Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains Township, PA 18705. Arrangements are by the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre.

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FUNERALS AKERS – Catherine, funeral 9 a.m. today in the Baloga Funeral Home Inc., 1201 Main St., Pittston (Port Griffith). Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. ALBERT – Emily, funeral 9 a.m. today in Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., WilkesBarre. Services at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Maronite Church, Wilkes-Barre. BIGGS – Linda, memorial service at 5 p.m. Friday in the Brethren In Christ Church, 894 Hartman Road, Hunlock Creek. BOYSHA – William, funeral 11 a.m. Friday in the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke. Friends may call 9 a.m. until the time of service. DURLING – Francis, funeral 11 a.m. today in the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corners of Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. DZOCH – Jeff, memorial services 1 p.m. Jan. 7, in the Bethel Hill United Methodist Church, Sweet Valley. ESHELMAN – John, funeral 9 a.m. Friday in the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 4 until 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Masonic services at 7 p.m. FEY – Zachary, funeral 11 a.m. today in McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Relatives and friends may call 9 a.m. until the time of the service today in the funeral home. HIGGINS – Sister Clare Marie, Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. today in Mercy Center Chapel. JOHNSON – Warren, memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 813 Wyoming Ave., Kingston.

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OTHER OPINION: RIGHT TO KNOW

Open PSU, others to public scrutiny

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ENN STATE University’s new president, Rodney Erickson, met with the governor and legislative leaders this month and pledged to foster “a culture of openness” following the university’s child sex abuse scandal. Pennsylvanians, who sent $228 million in taxpayer dollars to the state’s largest university this year, are all for that. The best way for Erickson to make good on his promise is to back legislation, now in the General Assembly, that would ensure the same access to Penn State’s records that the public has to information at the 14 state-owned universities. At least three bills on the subject have been introduced. For years, Penn State and the other three state-related

universities – Pitt, Temple and Lincoln – have escaped being subject to the state’s Right to Know Law, although its requirements apply to Slippery Rock, East Stroudsburg, Bloomsburg and the other state-owned universities. But most taxpayers – and the PostGazette – fail to see the distinction between “state-related” and “state-owned” when the four state-related universities are given half a billion public dollars per year. Erickson said he would make Penn State more open by releasing the contract information for top employees – and that’s a start. But the university deserves to be treated, on records availability, as the public institution that it is. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

QUOTE OF THE DAY “When it’s 6-0 on your home ice and you’re walking out with your head down, it burns a whole lot.” Eric Tangradi The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins winger expressed his frustration after the ice hockey team went scoreless against the Hershey Bears earlier this week at the Wilkes-Barre Township arena. A rematch was set for last night in Hershey.

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GOP interference delays bright idea

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FTER NEARLY A advocates of the efficiency rules year of trying, Repub- have said that they’ve been fallicans last week finally sely portrayed by conservatives fixed a problem that as eliminating incandescent didn’t exist by blocking funds, bulbs, adding that the more effiat least for nine months, that the cient incandescent lights alEnergy Department would have ready are on store shelves. Prior to the development of used to enforce efficiency standards for the 100-watt light bulb more-efficient bulbs, most of that were scheduled to be the power consumed by incanphased in over three years be- descent bulbs generated heat, not light. Department of Energy ginning Jan. 1. A handful of congressional figures indicate that the efficienRepublicans and conservative cy standards would save U.S. households nearly groups have attempt$6 billion colleced to frame the legis- Prior to the tively in 2015. lation, which was development of More imporpassed in 2007 by more-efficient tant, the more-efoverwhelming maficient bulbs jorities in both cham- bulbs, most of the bers and signed into power consumed by would reduce air pollution by elimlaw by President Ge- incandescent bulbs inating the need orge W. Bush, as a generated heat, not for 33 power measure that would plants, according outlaw the use of in- light. to Jim Presswood, candescent bulbs, federal energy taking away consumers’ ability to select between in- policy director for the Natural candescent and other types of Resources Defense Council. This certainly was not the lights. The law never said that. In- first time the federal governstead it required that all bulbs ment has established commonbe about 30 percent more effi- sense standards that consumers cient than the traditional incan- have greeted with disdain. descent bulb, a requirement There once was a time seat belts that virtually every manufactur- were not required. Today, few er has met. Companies such as people would be willing to buy a General Electric spent millions car without them. Establishing energy-efficienof dollars retooling their manufacturing facilities in anticipa- cy standards for light bulbs was tion of the new standards and a legitimate concern of the fednow are fuming that the latest eral government. This is hardly move could result in some man- the time to backtrack in the ufacturers selling inefficient name of some trumped-up phobulbs in the United States with- ny battle over consumer choice. out fear of consequences. Reading Eagle Lighting manufacturers and EDITORIAL BOARD

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New court a chance to move Luzerne County forward LAST FEBRUARY in Philadelphia I was giving a seminar to more than 300 trial judges representing all counties in Pennsylvania when I noticed Luzerne County President Judge Tom Burke in the audience. I casually mentioned his presence and that we wished him well in his efforts at regaining public confidence in the county court. The entire roomful of county judges broke out in spontaneous applause in support of Judge Burke. The positive reaction from the other judges underscores the hope and need for public confidence in the integrity of our court system. Beginning in January, Luzerne County will be governed by an entirely new council form of government. And there will be an unprecedented new county court with six newly elected judges (to reach its full complement of 10). Each new judge brings his or her diverse experience and background to the county court. It is an exciting time for the judiciary. And an opportunity to move forward. This new county court will see challenges emerge from all directions, including budget issues and an ever-increasing caseload. But no challenge is more immediate than public perception and earning the respect of the people. Public perception that our courts will resolve disputes in a fair, impartial and timely

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COMMENTARY CORREALE F. STEVENS manner. Public perception that our courts will treat lawyers and their clients professionally. Public perception that our courts will carry out their constitutional mandate to protect and serve the public. • Our courts must be diligent. The duties of a trial judge extend far beyond presiding over a jury trial. Whether it is handling the scheduling of cases, being available to lawyers to sign court orders, encouraging settlement discussions in civil cases, preparing to sentence a defendant in a criminal case or researching and writing opinions, there are daily demands. • Our courts must be timely. Some cases require immediate resolution: an injunction to prevent someone from giving away a business’ trade secrets or deciding if a spouse should be evicted from the home under the Protection from Abuse Act. Other cases are more complicated: medical malpractice or interpreting the words in a long, involved lease. Because the courts are where disputes are settled in a peaceful and impartial manner, decisions must be timely. • Our courts must be consistent. If we are to be law-abiding citizens we must know

what the law is. Precedent, that is, following previous rulings, gives people notice of appropriate behavior. For example, a man in 1812 steering a wagon carrying logs along a dirt road has a legal duty to make sure the cargo does not fall off or create a hazard to others. That same legal duty is precedent in 2012 for the driver of a tractor-trailer on an interstate – to make sure the cargo his truck is carrying does not create a hazard to others. • Our courts must reach into the community. People need to know what judges do. Visiting schools, encouraging students to watch a trial, providing continuing education for lawyers are ways judges can be helpful to the community. Luzerne County will have an unprecedented court beginning in 2012. Earning the respect of the community, being diligent, fair, impartial, timely, consistent and communityminded are worthy goals of our new judges. Based on their diverse experience and backgrounds, they will undoubtedly move forward toward meeting those goals. And like the judges applauding for Judge Burke, we all wish our new court well in earning the respect of the community. Correale F. Stevens is president judge of the state Superior Court. A Hazle Township native, he previously served as a state representative, Luzerne County district attorney and judge on the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas.

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Kudos to Leighton, city for Courtright housing

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would like to acknowledge the recent announcement of the new housing development at the former Murray Courtright Complex site on Courtright Street in Wilkes-Barre. Mayor Tom Leighton, his administration and staff, along with City Council, have done an incredible job turning this blighted area into a new residential development. What is more amazing is that projects such as this continue to be announced in Wilkes-Barre, considering the drastic federal cuts to community development funding that Congress has imposed. Housing developments on the former Mill Street School site, and the Pine Ridge development, are other examples of success in reclaiming blighted areas in WilkesBarre. A rejuvenated downtown, along with a new intermodel center, also can be added to the list of accomplishments. I am sure none of these projects was accomplished by accident. It took the determined work of city officials to see these projects to completion. Best wishes for continued success in the

new year for Mayor Leighton, his staff and all city officials. Bill Harvey Wilkes-Barre

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am writing to express my concerns to my state legislator, Rep. Sandra Major. On Dec. 14 at 10:57 p.m., three minutes before the Legislature must, by law, cease official business, a vote was taken on a bill to create a committee to allow legislators to recommend students to the state’s military colleges. This bill, SB 560, was laden with more than 100 pages of amendments.

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Most of the amendments apparently were written to hide, and hopefully pass during this late hour, the contents of another Senate bill, SB 1. These amendments would invent vouchers for individuals to send their students to private and religious schools in selected areas of the state, none of which is in the 111th Legislative District. I am a taxpayer in the Tunkhannock Area School District, which is in the 111th District of Rep. Major. I resent her latenight vote in favor of the bill. My school taxes increased this year because of drastic cuts in state and federal support. Teachers were laid off and others not replaced upon their retirements. I believe these cutbacks will affect the educational environment of my district for the worse in years to come. Why has Rep. Major voted to decrease aid to my school district? Now a vote to further dilute state support for my school district? Rep. Major, you need to reassess and vote for your district’s priorities and join with others in opposing our forced support of private and religious schools. Then, reaffirm your values for efficient use of our education tax dollars for all. Robert Boyce Tunkhannock


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office on Union Street, WilkesBarre. According to the criminal complaint filed by officer Charles Rauschkolb: A 16-year-old girl from Kingston Township told police she was with friends at Rodano’s Pizza in Wilkes-Barre a year ago when she met Zanicky. Zanicky and a friend met the 16-year-old girl and her friend, the 17-year-old girl, at Mizu Sushi restaurant in Wilkes-Barre Township for dinner. During dinner, the younger teen claimed, Zanicky inquired about their sex lives and how many partners they’d had. The 16-year-old told police Zanicky “started getting a little weird and became more interested in my sex life and became sort of obsessive over the guys I was with,” the complaint says. When the two girls were getting manicures at a salon in the Wyoming Valley Mall, the 17year-old girl did not have money to pay for the service. They called Zanicky, who showed up and paid for the manicures. The girls claimed Zanicky gave them “gas money” and offered to “take care of us and buy

IRAN Continued from Page 1A

“Iran has comprehensive control over the strategic waterway,” Adm. Habibollah Sayyari told state-run Press TV, as the country was in the midst of a 10-day military drill near the strategic waterway. The comments drew a quick response from the U.S. “This is not just an important issue for security and stability in the region, but is an economic lifeline for countries in the Gulf, to include Iran,” Pentagon press secretary George Little said. “Interference with the transit or passage of vessels through the Strait of Hormuz will not be tolerated.” Separately, Bahrain-based U.S. Navy 5th Fleet spokeswoman Lt. Rebecca Rebarich said the Navy is “always ready to counter malevolent actions to ensure freedom of navigation.” Rebarich declined to say whether the U.S. force had adjusted its presence or readiness in the Gulf in response to Iran’s comments, but said the Navy “maintains a robust presence in the region to deter or counter destabilizing activities, while safeguarding the region’s vital links to the international community.” Iran’s threat to seal off the Gulf, surrounded by oil-rich Gulf states, reflect its concerns over the prospect that the Obama administration will impose sanctions over its nuclear program that would severely hit its biggest revenue source. Iran is the world’s fourth-largest oil producer, pumping about 4 million barrels a day. Gulf Arab nations appeared ready to at least ease market tensions. A senior Saudi Arabian oil official told The Associated Press that Gulf Arab nations are ready to step in to offset any potential loss of exports from Iran. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment on the issue. Saudi Arabia, which has been producing about 10 million barrels per day, has an overall production capacity of over 12 million barrels per day and is widely seen as the only OPEC member with sufficient spare capacity to offset major shortages. What remains unclear is what routes the Gulf nations could take to move the oil to markets if

us things and take us shopping,” according to the complaint. While sitting in a car with Zanicky outside Grotto Pizza near the mall, the 16-year-old girl told him she was 15. She claimed Zanicky “freaked out and demanded to see her license.” When Zanicky looked at her license, he allegedly told her, “Good, you’re 16. This is perfectly legal. I’m not doing anything wrong whatsoever.” She claimed Zanicky left the parking lot and drove to the Wilkes-Barre Travel Lodge Motel. She told police she reluctantly went into a room and sat on a bed, where she claimed Zanicky touched her “in a creepy way,” the complaint says. The girl told police she was “scared for her life and just kept picturing how this was a perfect scary movie.” When Zanicky began kissing her and moaning, she ran out of the motel room and waited for him at his car. Zanicky allegedly told the girl to stop wasting his time if she wasn’t going to have sex with him, according to the complaint. Police allege they served a search warrant at the motel and received registration cards from Zanicky for Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, and Feb. 12 to Feb. 13. The 17-year-old girl told police she had sex with Zanicky at the motel after he made sexual ad-

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Muslims to shun NYC breakfast Group protests after stories on NYPD intelligence operations. The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Several Muslim leaders have declined invitations to the mayor’s annual year-end interfaith breakfast, saying they’re upset at police department efforts to infiltrate mosques and spy on Muslim neighborhoods. The imams and activists said in a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg that they’re disturbed at his response to a series of stories by The Associated Press detailing New York Police Department intelligence-gathering programs that monitored Muslim groups, businesses and houses of worship. Bloomberg has defended the NYPD, saying last week it doesn’t take religion into account in its policing. Bloomberg spokesman Stu Loeser acknowledged Wednesday that about a dozen people turned down the breakfast invitation. But he said “a couple dozen” more said they plan to attend. The letter to Bloomberg contained the names of several dozen Muslim leaders and organizations and said they believe such police measures “threaten the rights of all Americans, and deepen mistrust between our communities and law enforcement.” “Mayor Bloomberg, the extent of these civil rights violations is astonishing, yet instead of calling for accountability and the rule of law, you have thus far defended the NYPD’s misconduct,” the letter said.

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Shootout surprise delivers victory

OPINION

This slide is the ride of his life

Geoff Walker’s late change of plans turns into game-winning goal on rival Hershey’s ice. By TOM VENESKY tvenesky@timesleader.com

HERSHEY – Usually when a team allows four power play goals to the league’s top offense, the outcome is fairly predictable -unless it’s a matchup between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Hershey Bears. The Penguins overcame a twogoal deficit in the third period and a Hershey power play that went 4for-5 to come away with a dramatic 6-5 win in a shootout that took nine rounds. Geoff Walker gave the PENGUINS Penguins the extra point with a backhand tally in the shootout BEARS and Eric Tangradi had two goals on the night. Wednesday’s win improves the Penguins to 17-10-1-4 and 5-20-1 against the Bears this season. It also gave them a bit of redemption after suffering a 6-0 walloping from Hershey at home the night before. “I’m proud of our resiliency, not only coming back after a tough loss, but overcoming a couple lead changes,” Penguins head coach John Hynes said. “It was a typical Wilkes-Barre-Hershey game.” After a scoreless first period, the scoreboard lit up in the second period when both teams combined for six goals. Tangradi got the ball rolling when he deflected Alex Grant’s shot from the point for a power play goal to make it 1-0. Hershey scored the next two, including a power play tally from Graham Mink, to take a 2-1 lead that was short-lived. One minute after Hershey’s second goal, with the faceoff in the Bears end, Bryan Lerg won the draw over to Walker in the slot, who promptly swept the puck past Dany Sabourin to make it 2-2. Zach Sill gave the Penguins the lead when he stole the puck during a Bears power play and raced into the offensive zone and passed to Colin McDonald. Sill finished the play with a shot from the slot that went past Sabourin’s skate.

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Kyle Hinton of Wilkes University looks to the referee for a signal as he pins Alexander Dilmaghani during their 157-pound bout at the Wilkes Open on Wednesday afternoon.

No thorns for home teams

Wilkes has a winner for a second consecutive season, and King’s has its first Wilkes Open champion since 1969. By DAVE ROSENGRANT drosengrant@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – King’s College’s Mike Reilly and Wilkes University’s Anthony Dattolo don’t have much in common, except that they are both returning All-Americans. After Wednesday, they have one more similarity: They are both Wilkes Open champions. Reilly, a 184-pounder, became the first Monarch in 42 years to win a championship at the tournament known as The Rose Bowl of Wrestling when he defeated Messiah’s Tim Stewart via major decision 14-3 in the

final. Dattolo remained unbeaten this season -moving his record to 20-0 -- with an 8-5 victory over Princeton’s Zachary Blintiff at 149. Reilly, a senior, made his title win look easy by holding the lead from the opening takedown. In fact, all four of his matches appeared simple. In his first bout, he pinned UMBC’s Chris Urps in 37 seconds. He followed that with a 9-5 win over Keith Ryan from Pitt-Johnstown and advanced to the finals with a 12-3 victory over Nikos Garafola, also from Pitt-Johnstown. The only doubt about the wins was if Reilly was going to wrestle after being ill a few weeks ago and not practicing because the school was on break. But he rebounded to become the second winner ever from King’s, joining Donny Mazzante, who won

in 1969. “It’s always an accomplishment to win any tournament but if you win every match in a day, it feels good,” said Reilly, a Crestwood grad. “I felt really good today in those last couple matches. I got stronger in the last two matches.” Dattolo, who claimed the149-pound title, also picked up a fall en route to the title, but the rest of his matches were decided by a total of just 12 points. The senior’s four wins were all against Division I foes. In the first round, he knocked off Rutgers’ Luke Rigoglioso 8-4. He then pinned Jeremy Minich from Rider in 1:30 before dispatching Columbia’s Chad Ryan with a 9-4 win. “It means everything to me. It’s my last time wrestling here and wanted to make it

The two 12-team leagues are aiming to create a12-game inter-conference schedule by the 2017 season that would have each school play an opponent from the other conference every season. That could mean a steady diet of matchups between heavyweight programs such as Ohio State, Michigan and Wisconsin from the Big Ten against Pac-12 powers such as Southern California and Oregon — and less games against lower-level Division I programs. Increased competition beSee EXPANDS, Page 4B

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Sixers break into win column with rout at Phoenix Balanced offense key as six players reach double figures for Philadelphia on road. Times Leader wire services

PHOENIX — Andre Igoudala scored 15 points to lead six players in double figures and added six assists and the Philadelphia 76ers routed the Phoenix Suns 103-83 on Wednesday night. Jrue Holiday and Thaddeus Young also scored 15 each for the Sixers, who used a 19-0 run at the beginning of the third

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quarter to extend a 14-point halftime lead to 67-34 with 6:44 remaining. Ronnie Price, signed as a free agent on Dec. 13, matched a career high with 16 points, and Grant Hill and Hakim Warrick added 14 each for the Suns,

who are off to a 0-2 start for the first time since 1996-97. Philadelphia needed less than 90 seconds of the third quarter to stretch a 48-34 lead at halftime to 11 at 55-34 on Spencer Hawes’ steal and dunk with 10:34 to go in the period. The 76ers’ fast start was aided by Steve Nash, who threw the ball away twice, missed a jump shot and took the blame as his teammates walked to the huddle after coach Alvin Gentry called time out. But Philadelphia never missed a beat. Jodie Meeks made consecutive shots, Holiday

Munchak happy in NFL with Titans The Associated Press

through the last couple of months. I’m flattered that people think I’d be a great fit for the coach there,” Munchak said Wednesday after practice. “They have not contacted me in any way or talked to me about the possibility of working there. I have not reached out to them. I have a job that I enjoy quite a bit.” This is the third time since Paterno was fired that Munchak has denied interest in the job. He denied it the day after Paterno was fired and again Dec. 2 when his name came up in

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Scranton native Mike Munchak says he is not heading to Penn State as coach. The Titans coach says Wednesday he’s flattered to be mentioned for his alma mater, but insists he loves what he’s doing in Tennessee. “You all know Penn State means a lot to me. I obviously went to school there and I’m real concerned for what they’ve gone See MUNCHAK, Page 4B

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak.

made four straight free throws and added a pair of jump shots as the 76ers opened a 33-point lead. Shannon Brown ended the Suns’ quarter-long scoring drought on an 18-foot jump shot with 5:48 left in the period, drawing a sarcastic cheer from the crowd. Nash finished 2 of 11 from the floor with one assist, six turnovers and four fouls. NOTES: When Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins took over as coach of the Detroit PisSee SIXERS, Page 4B

Big Ten expands without expanding By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer

NEW YORK — Realizing bigger isn’t necessarily better, the Big Ten and Pac-12 were looking for ways to get the benefits of conference expansion without adding members. The rich and powerful leagues announced on Wednesday a plan to start regularly competing against one another in the hope that together they can increase their national exposure. While the partnership is for all sports, the most noticeable changes will be seen in football.

IT HAPPENED out of curiosity, on a whim, with no real dreams or expectations. That’s how one of the most promising luge careers in the United States began for Jayson Terdiman. He played basketball up until ninth grade at Berwick, played baseball for as long as he can remember, wanted to play football during his senior year. But when he got on a luge during a slider challenge in sixth grade, something magical happened. “Kind of fell in love with it,” Terdiman said. Now he’s receiving similar affection from his sport. Paired with two-time Olympic participant Christian Niccum, Terdiman is angling to represent the United States in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. “That’s what we want to do,” Terdiman said during a rare visit to the Berwick home of his parents, Jay and Kathryn Terdiman. “We don’t just want to go. We want to do as well as we can.” He’s off to a good start. Terdiman, who just turned 23 last Wednesday, was a two-time U.S. Junior National Doubles champion with his old partner Chris Mazdzer in 2007 and 2008. And when Mazdzer decided to take his career into singles competition last season, Terdiman paired up with one of the nation’s best. The chosen one Actually, he was hand-picked by Niccum, a veteran of the sport who noticed how diligently Terdiman was training to perfect his runs at the country’s most prestigious luge training center in Lake Placid, N.Y. “It was exciting to have one of the older guys see I had worked hard,” Terdiman said. They make an odd pairing. The 6-foot-3 Niccum towers over Terdiman, who at 5-8, 155 pounds is the smallest member on the USA luge team. But the duo proved dynamite in their first season together on the ice. They took a third-place medal in Winterberg, Germany, during their second race together on the World Cup circuit – “Which was unheard of,” Terdiman said – proving this pairing just might work. They were in seventh in points during their first World Cup season together, before missing the circuit’s final two races to finish 10th in the world when Niccum bowed out with recurring back problems. But the two will be back strong on the sled, Terdiman confidently assured, after Niccum undergoes upcoming back surgery. “I really don’t think it’s going to be a problem,” Terdiman said. “He’s been having back problems since he was 18. He’s been doing this sport for, I think, 22 years now. He’s been to the Olympics. “I know he wants to do it again.” So does Terdiman. But getting there takes a lot more than strapping yourself face-up to a sled and speeding down a course. Terdiman talks in terms of aerodynamics and G-forces, keeping the blades of the sled sharp or dulling them up, handling curves on the course and gauging proper suspension. “Every track is different, every

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AMERICA’S LINE By Roxy Roxborough CIRCULAR REPORT: On the NFL board, the Vikings - Bears game is circled due to numerous injuries on both sides; the Packers - Lions circle is due to the fact that Green Bay might rest some players; the Steelers - Browns circle is for Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger (questionable). January 8

NFL Favorite

Points

Underdog

Go Daddy.Com Bowl Arkansas St

Sunday

1

No Illinois

January 9

EAGLES

9

Redskins

FALCONS

13

Bucs

49ers

[11]

RAMS

Alabama

VIKINGS

[1]

Bears

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

Lions

[3.5]

PACKERS

GIANTS

[3]

SAINTS

9.5

Panthers

3

TEXANS

Titans

Cowboys

Ravens

2.5

BENGALS

Steelers

[7]

BROWNS

JAGUARS

5

Colts

DOLPHINS

1

Jets

PATRIOTS

11

Bills

RAIDERS

3

Chargers

BRONCOS

3

Chiefs

CARDS

3

Seahawks

BCS Championship Game (L) 1

Lsu

Favorite

Points

MAGIC

11.5

Underdog Nets

ROCKETS

1

Spurs

THUNDER

6.5

BLAZERS

5

Nuggets

Bulls

7.5

KINGS

LAKERS

3.5

Knicks

Mavericks

College Basketball Favorite

Points

AKRON

1

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[]-denotes a circle game. A game is circled for a variety of reasons, with the prime factor being an injury. In this final week of the season, some games will be circled for teams that have clinched a playoff spot, and could rest some starters. 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, or, how long the starters will play. College Football

WAKE FOREST

4

Yale

Harvard

11

BOSTON COLLEGE

Favorite

Georgia Tech

Points

Underdog

Champs Sports Bowl Florida St

3

Notre Dame

9

Washington

Alamo Bowl Baylor Friday Byu

2.5

Tulsa

Pinstripe Bowl Rutgers

2

Iowa St

Music City Bowl Miss St

6.5

Wake Forest

14

Iowa

Insight Bowl Oklahoma Saturday Meinke Car Care Texas Bowl Texas A&M

10

Northwestern

3

Utah

3

Ucla

2

Cincinnati

3

Virginia

Sun Bowl Ga Tech Fight Hunger Bowl Illinois Liberty Bowl Vanderbilt Chick Fil-A Bowl Auburn Monday Ticket City Bowl Houston

7

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Outback Bowl Georgia

2.5

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Capital One Bowl S Carolina

1

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2

Ohio St

6

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3.5

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Sugar Bowl Michigan

1 (V)

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Wednesday Orange Bowl Clemson

2.5

W Virginia

January 6 Cotton Bowl Arkansas

7

Kansas St

January 7 Compass Bowl Pittsburgh

5.5

Smu

L O C A L C A L E N D A R TODAY'S GAMES HS BOYS BASKETBALL Berwick at River Tournament, TBA at Selinsgrove Abington Heights, Coughlin, Nanticoke at Meyers Tournament, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Hazleton Area at Hatboro-Horsham/Cougar Holiday Tournament, 6 p.m. MMI Prep at Riverside Tournament, 6 and 7:30 p.m. HS GIRLS BASKETBALL Tunkhannock at Athens, 7:15 p.m. Hazleton Area at Punxsatawney Tournament, TBA Holy Redeemer, Wyoming Area at Pittston Area Tournament, TBA HS WRESTLING Kiwanis Tournament at Tunkhannock H.S.: Coughlin, GAR, Lake-Lehman, Nanticoke, Tunkhannock, Wyoming Area, Wyoming Seminary (B Team) Wyoming Seminary at Hurricane Classic Dallas, Berwick at Berwick Duals, 9 a.m. Crestwood, Pittston Area at Conestoga Valley Tournament Meyers, Hazleton Area, Wyoming Valley West at Bethlehem Christmas Tournament HS HOCKEY Casey Classic (Coal Street) Semifinals, 5:45 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Illinois Wesleyan at King’s, 4 p.m. Misericordia at Juniata, 5:30 p.m. FRIDAY, DEC. 30 HS BOYS BASKETBALL Wyoming Valley West at Dunmore, 7:15 p.m. HS GIRLS BASKETBALL Tunkhannock at North Pocono, 2:15 p.m. HS WRESTLING Kiwanis Tournament at Tunkhannock H.S.: Coughlin, GAR, Lake-Lehman, Nanticoke, Tunkhannock, Wyoming Area, Wyoming Seminary (B Team) Crestwood, Pittston Area at Conestoga Valley Tournament HS HOCKEY Casey Classic (Coal Street) Championship, 5:30 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Pittsburgh-Bradford at King’s, 7 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Regis at King’s, 2 p.m. Misericordia vs. St. Vincent, 2 p.m. at Juniata

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Florida

10

RUTGERS

MIAMI-OHIO

12.5

William & Mary

BUTLER

8.5

Wisc-Green Bay

MICHIGAN

12.5

Penn St

7

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Detroit

5.5

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12

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4.5

Oklahoma

WASHINGTON

6.5

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DENVER

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10

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7

Air Force

SANTA CLARA

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2

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21

Citadel

Iona

8.5

HOFSTRA

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10.5

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30

Elon

Tennessee Tech

11.5

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12

Tenn-Martin

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4

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15

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Minnesota 1, Nashville 1 OT Los Angeles at Chicago, late Boston at Phoenix, late Vancouver at San Jose, late. Today's Games Calgary at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Toronto at Carolina, 7 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m. Columbus at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Colorado, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Friday's Games Buffalo at Washington, 7 p.m. Calgary at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

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Odds

Underdog

Flames

-$125

ISLANDERS

PENGUINS

-$125

Flyers

Maple Leafs

-$110

HURRICANES

LIGHTNING

-$125

Canadiens

WILD

-$125

Oilers

JETS

-$125

Kings

STARS

-$175

Blue Jackets

AVALANCHE

-$135

Coyotes

Canucks

-$165

DUCKS

7:30 p.m. BTN — Penn State at Michigan 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Vanderbilt at Marquette 11 p.m. ESPN2 — BYU at Saint Mary’s (Calif.) PLUS — UCLA at Stanford NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. YES — New Jersey at Orlando 8 p.m. TNT — Dallas at Oklahoma City 10:30 p.m. TNT — New York at L.A. Lakers NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. CSN, ROOT — Philadelphia at Pittsburgh PLUS --- Calgary at N.Y. Islanders

H O C K E Y National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts N.Y. Rangers..................... 34 22 8 4 48 Philadelphia ...................... 35 21 10 4 46 Pittsburgh .......................... 36 21 11 4 46 New Jersey........................ 35 19 15 1 39 N.Y. Islanders.................... 34 11 17 6 28 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts Boston................................ 33 23 9 1 47 Toronto............................... 36 18 14 4 40 Ottawa ................................ 37 17 15 5 39 Buffalo................................ 35 17 15 3 37 Montreal............................. 37 14 16 7 35 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts Florida ................................ 37 19 11 7 45 Winnipeg............................ 36 17 14 5 39 Washington ....................... 34 17 15 2 36 Tampa Bay......................... 35 15 17 3 33 Carolina ............................. 38 12 20 6 30 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Chicago.............................. 36 23 9 4 50 Detroit................................. 36 23 12 1 47 St. Louis............................. 36 21 11 4 46 Nashville ............................ 36 18 14 4 40 Columbus .......................... 36 9 22 5 23 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts Vancouver ......................... 36 22 12 2 46 Minnesota.......................... 37 20 12 5 45 Calgary............................... 37 18 15 4 40 Colorado ............................ 38 19 18 1 39 Edmonton .......................... 35 15 17 3 33 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts San Jose ............................ 33 19 11 3 41 Dallas ................................. 35 20 14 1 41 Phoenix.............................. 36 18 15 3 39 Los Angeles ...................... 36 17 14 5 39 Anaheim............................. 35 10 19 6 26 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday's Games Calgary 2, Columbus 1, SO Pittsburgh 4, Carolina 2 Montreal 6, Ottawa 2 Tampa Bay 5, Philadelphia 1 Florida 5, Toronto 3 Detroit 3, St. Louis 2 Winnipeg 4, Colorado 1 Wednesday's Games New Jersey 3, Buffalo 1 Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 1

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THE TIMES LEADER Wednesday's Games Indiana 90, Toronto 85 Miami 96, Charlotte 95 Atlanta 101, Washington 83 Cleveland 105, Detroit 89 New Orleans 97, Boston 78 Oklahoma City 89, Memphis 81 L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, late Utah at Denver, late Philadelphia at Phoenix, late New York at Golden State, late Today's Games New Jersey at Orlando, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Houston, 8 p.m. Dallas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Chicago at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Denver at Portland, 10 p.m. New York at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

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American Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Manchester............ 32 19 11 0 2 40 87 80 St. John’s ............... 29 17 7 4 1 39 106 89 Worcester .............. 28 14 8 3 3 34 79 72 Portland.................. 29 13 12 2 2 30 76 90 Providence............. 32 13 16 1 2 29 67 96 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Hershey.................. 31 18 8 3 2 41 117 88 Norfolk.................... 30 18 11 0 1 37 112 87 Penguins............... 31 16 10 1 4 37 90 86 Syracuse................ 28 12 13 2 1 27 90 95 Binghamton ........... 33 12 19 1 1 26 80 99 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Connecticut............ 31 18 9 1 3 40 98 88 Albany ..................... 32 14 13 3 2 33 75 98 Adirondack ............. 29 15 12 1 1 32 84 78 Springfield .............. 29 14 14 1 0 29 85 81 Bridgeport............... 30 12 14 3 1 28 83 102 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Milwaukee .............. 27 18 8 0 1 37 87 70 Charlotte................. 31 17 11 2 1 37 85 81 Chicago .................. 29 15 10 1 3 34 81 78 Peoria ..................... 32 14 15 2 1 31 98 97 Rockford ................. 30 11 16 1 2 25 93 113 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto.................... 31 16 11 3 1 36 90 84 Rochester ............... 31 14 12 4 1 33 88 90 Grand Rapids ......... 29 12 13 2 2 28 87 91 Hamilton .................. 29 12 13 1 3 28 66 88 Lake Erie................. 30 13 15 1 1 28 70 77 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Oklahoma City........ 31 21 7 1 2 45 94 72 Houston................... 32 17 6 2 7 43 92 79 Abbotsford .............. 31 20 9 2 0 42 81 75 San Antonio ............ 30 14 14 2 0 30 69 85 Texas....................... 29 14 14 0 1 29 86 87 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Tuesday's Games Connecticut 3, Albany 2 Hershey 6, Penguins 0 Rochester 4, Oklahoma City 3, OT Texas 3, San Antonio 2, OT Wednesday's Games Portland 6, Providence 3 Lake Erie 6, Grand Rapids 5 OT Penguins 6, Hershey 5 SO Worchester 3, Manchester 1 Binghamton 5, Adirondack 2 Syracuse 5, Springfield 2 Norfolk 2, Bridgeport 1 St. John’s 3, Hamilton 1 Milwaukee 4, Chicago 2 Rochester at Oklahoma City, late Today's Games Toronto at Lake Erie, 7 p.m. Rockford at Chicago, 8 p.m. Texas at Abbotsford, 10 p.m.

F O O T B A L L National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L y-New England ............................ 12 3 N.Y. Jets....................................... 8 7 Buffalo .......................................... 6 9 Miami ............................................ 5 10 South W L y-Houston..................................... 10 5 Tennessee ................................... 8 7 Jacksonville ................................. 4 11 Indianapolis.................................. 2 13 North W L x-Baltimore ................................... 11 4 x-Pittsburgh.................................. 11 4 Cincinnati...................................... 9 6 Cleveland ..................................... 4 11 West W L Denver............................................. 8 7 Oakland ........................................... 8 7 San Diego ....................................... 7 8 Kansas City..................................... 6 9 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L N.Y. Giants.................................... 8 7 Dallas ............................................ 8 7 Philadelphia.................................. 7 8 Washington .................................. 5 10 South W L y-New Orleans............................. 12 3 x-Atlanta ....................................... 9 6 Carolina ........................................ 6 9 Tampa Bay ................................... 4 11 North W L y-Green Bay ................................. 14 1 x-Detroit........................................ 10 5 Chicago ........................................ 7 8 Minnesota .................................... 3 12 West W L y-San Francisco........................... 12 3 Seattle ........................................... 7 8 Arizona ......................................... 7 8 St. Louis ....................................... 2 13 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division 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. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 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. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 4:15 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 8:30 p.m.

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NFL Playoff Scenarios Week 17 AFC CLINCHED: New England-East Division and firstround bye;Houston-South Division;Baltimore and Pittsburgh-wild-card spots. NEW ENGLAND — Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: Win or tie OR Baltimore loss or tie AND Pittsburgh loss or tie BALTIMORE — Clinches AFC North Division and first-round bye with: Win OR Tie AND Pittsburgh loss or tie OR Pittsburgh loss — Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: Win AND New England loss PITTSBURGH — Clinches AFC North Division and first-round bye with: Win AND Baltimore loss or tie OR Tie AND Baltimore loss OR — Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: Win AND Baltimore loss or tie AND New England loss DENVER — Clinches AFC West Division with: Win OR Tie AND Oakland loss or tie OR Oakland loss OAKLAND — Clinches AFC West Division with: Win AND Denver loss or tie OR Tie AND Denver loss — Clinches wild-card spot with: Win AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee loss or tie OR Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets win CINCINNATI — Clinches wild-card spot with: Win or tie N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Oakland loss or tie N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Denver loss or tie N.Y. JETS — Clinch wild-card spot with: Win AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee loss or tie AND Oakland loss or tie Win AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee loss or tie AND Denver loss or tie TENNESSEE — Clinches wild-card spot with: Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets win AND Oakland loss or tie Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets win AND Denver loss or tie Win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Oakland win AND Denver win NFC CLINCHED: Green Bay-North Division and homefield advantage throughout NFC playoffs;New Orleans-South Division;San Francisco-West Division-

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 Today's Games MAACO Bowl At Las Vegas Boise State 56, Arizona State 24 Saturday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Southern Mississippi 24, Nevada 17 Monday, Dec. 26 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Missouri 41, North Carolina 24 Tuesday, Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Purdue 37, Western Michigan 32 Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina State 31, Louisville 24 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 New York 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)

B A S K E T B A L L National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct New York ........................ 1 0 1.000 Toronto ........................... 1 0 1.000 New Jersey .................... 1 1 .500 Philadelphia ................... 0 1 .000 Boston............................. 0 2 .000 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami............................... 2 0 1.000 Atlanta ............................. 1 0 1.000 Charlotte ......................... 1 0 1.000 Orlando ........................... 1 1 .500 Washington .................... 0 1 .000 Central Division W L Pct Indiana ............................ 1 0 1.000 Chicago........................... 1 1 .500 Milwaukee....................... 1 1 .500 Cleveland........................ 0 1 .000 Detroit ............................. 0 1 .000 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio.................... 1 0 1.000 New Orleans .................. 1 0 1.000 Houston .......................... 0 1 .000 Memphis ......................... 0 1 .000 Dallas .............................. 0 2 .000 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City ............... 2 0 1.000 Denver ............................ 1 0 1.000 Portland........................... 1 0 1.000 Utah................................. 0 0 .000 Minnesota....................... 0 2 .000 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers .................. 1 0 1.000 Sacramento.................... 1 0 1.000 Golden State .................. 1 1 .500 Phoenix........................... 0 1 .000 L.A. Lakers ..................... 0 2 .000 Monday's Games Toronto 104, Cleveland 96 Charlotte 96, Milwaukee 95 Indiana 91, Detroit 79 Orlando 104, Houston 95 New Jersey 90, Washington 84 Oklahoma City 104, Minnesota 100 Denver 115, Dallas 93 San Antonio 95, Memphis 82 New Orleans 85, Phoenix 84 Sacramento 100, L.A. Lakers 91 Portland 107, Philadelphia 103 Golden State 99, Chicago 91 Tuesday's Games Atlanta 106, New Jersey 70 Miami 115, Boston 107 Milwaukee 98, Minnesota 95 Portland 101, Sacramento 79 LL.A. Lakers 96, Utah 71

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College Basketball Men's College Basketball Schedule Today's Games EAST Brown at St. Francis (NY), 2 p.m. American U. at Mount St. Mary’s, 4 p.m. Harvard at Boston College, 7 p.m. Iona at Hofstra, 7 p.m. Boston U. at La Salle, 7 p.m. Sacred Heart at New Hampshire, 7 p.m. Florida at Rutgers, 7 p.m. Georgia Tech at Fordham, 8 p.m. SOUTH Loyola NO at Southern U., 5 p.m. Spring Hill at Louisiana Tech, 6 p.m. Penn at Davidson, 7 p.m. Austin Peay at E. Kentucky, 7 p.m. NC Central at East Carolina, 7 p.m. Grambling St. at LSU, 7 p.m. Robert Morris at Memphis, 7 p.m. Campbell at NC State, 7 p.m. Elon at North Carolina, 7 p.m. The Citadel at Tennessee, 7 p.m. Yale at Wake Forest, 7 p.m. Maine at Florida Gulf Coast, 7:05 p.m. Marshall at Belmont, 8 p.m. FIU at Middle Tennessee, 8 p.m. Alcorn St. at Southern Miss., 8 p.m. W. Kentucky at Louisiana-Monroe, 8:30 p.m. UT-Martin at Tennessee St., 8:30 p.m. Jacksonville at Alabama, 9 p.m. MIDWEST VCU at Akron, 7 p.m. Green Bay at Butler, 7 p.m. William & Mary at Miami (Ohio), 7 p.m. Penn St. at Michigan, 7:30 p.m. S. Illinois at Evansville, 8 p.m. Detroit at Ill.-Chicago, 8 p.m. Howard at Kansas, 8 p.m. Wright St. at Loyola of Chicago, 8 p.m. Tennessee Tech at SIU-Edwardsville, 8 p.m. N. Iowa at Illinois St., 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Valparaiso, 8:05 p.m. Oklahoma at Cincinnati, 9 p.m. Vanderbilt at Marquette, 9 p.m. SOUTHWEST UALR at North Texas, 8 p.m. Arkansas Tech at Texas A&M, 8 p.m. Texas-Arlington at Texas-Pan American, 8 p.m. Kent St. at Arkansas St., 8:35 p.m. FAR WEST Sacramento St. at N. Arizona, 8:35 p.m. Southern Cal at California, 9 p.m. Troy at Denver, 9 p.m. Coppin St. vs. San Jose St. at Key Arena, Seattle, 9 p.m. Oregon St. at Washington, 9 p.m. Oregon at Washington St., 9 p.m. Idaho St. at Weber St., 9 p.m. Hope International at Cal Poly, 10 p.m. San Francisco at Pepperdine, 10 p.m. UC Irvine at CS Northridge, 10:05 p.m. UC Davis at Cal St.-Fullerton, 10:05 p.m. Fresno St. at Pacific, 10:30 p.m. BYU at Saint Mary’s (Cal), 11 p.m. UCLA at Stanford, 11 p.m. Nebraska-Omaha at Seattle, 11:15 p.m. SC State at Hawaii, 1 a.m. Wednesday's College Basketball Major Scores EAST Canisius 75, Binghamton 66 Drexel 77, Fairfield 69 Duquesne 86, Bowling Green 76 Lafayette 69, Monmouth (NJ) 54 Lehigh 76, St. Peter’s 67 Loyola (Md.) 72, Bucknell 67 Marist 79, Columbia 59 NJIT 66, Fairleigh Dickinson 53 Niagara 92, UMBC 75 Quinnipiac 80, Colgate 70 Saint Joseph’s 81, Morgan St. 50 Stony Brook 68, Cornell 59, OT Syracuse 75, Seton Hall 49 Temple 87, Buffalo 85, OT UAB 56, George Washington 49 West Virginia 83, Villanova 69 Women's College Basketball Schedule Today's Games EAST Iona at Colgate, 2 p.m. Princeton at Hofstra, 4 p.m. Vermont vs. La Salle at Leede Arena, Hanover, N.H., 5 p.m. James Madison vs. Richmond at Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, Pa., 5 p.m. Siena at Maine, 6 p.m. La Salle at Dartmouth, 7 p.m. Harvard at Hartford, 7 p.m. Kansas St. at Marist, 7 p.m. Rider at Mount St. Mary’s, 7 p.m. Boston College at Saint Joseph’s, 7 p.m. Niagara at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Loyola (Md.) at Towson, 7 p.m. Rhode Island at Lehigh, 7:30 p.m. Fairfield at UConn, 7:30 p.m. SOUTH NC A&T at Georgia Tech, 2 p.m. Savannah St. at North Carolina, 2 p.m. Md.-Eastern Shore at Wake Forest, 2 p.m. W. Kentucky at Louisiana-Monroe, 6:30 p.m. Austin Peay at Tennessee St., 6:30 p.m. Kennesaw St. at Alabama St., 7 p.m. SC-Upstate at Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m. SC State at Jacksonville, 7 p.m. Xavier at UNC Wilmington, 7 p.m. LSU at Louisiana Tech, 8 p.m. SE Louisiana at Mississippi, 8 p.m. W. Carolina at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m. MIDWEST Butler at Detroit, 7 p.m. George Mason at Ohio, 7 p.m. Missouri St. at Bradley, 8 p.m. N. Illinois at E. Illinois, 8 p.m. Ill.-Chicago at Green Bay, 8 p.m. Loyola of Chicago at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. IPFW at N. Dakota St., 8 p.m. Wichita St. at N. Iowa, 8 p.m. Oral Roberts at South Dakota, 8 p.m. Oakland at S. Dakota St., 8 p.m. S. Utah at UMKC, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Florida Atlantic at Arkansas St., 6:35 p.m. FAR WEST UNC Greensboro vs. Penn at Viejas Arena, San Diego, 5 p.m. North Dakota vs. Idaho at Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Mont., 6 p.m. UC Irvine at CS Northridge, 7 p.m. Cal St. Fullerton at Pacific, 8 p.m. Southern Miss. at Montana, 9 p.m. Alcorn St. vs. NC State at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, 9 p.m. Bowling Green at Wyoming, 9 p.m. Montana St. at E. Washington, 9:05 p.m. Black Hills St. at N. Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Brown at Dominican (Cal.), 10 p.m. UC Riverside at Long Beach St., 10 p.m. Saint Mary’s (Cal.) at Loyola Marymount, 10 p.m. Washington St. at Oregon, 10 p.m. Washington at Oregon St., 10 p.m. Gonzaga at Portland, 10 p.m. Pepperdine at San Francisco, 10 p.m. Stanford at Southern Cal, 10 p.m. CS Bakersfield vs. Texas Tech at Jenny Craig Pavilion, San Diego, 10 p.m. California at UCLA, 10 p.m. N. Arizona at Sacramento St., 10:05 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast at Hawaii, 11 p.m.

T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES—Agreed to terms with LHP Hideki Okajima on a minor league contract. National League WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Agreed to terms with UT Mark DeRosa on a one-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS—Signed PK Brandon Coutu. Placed PK Dave Rayner on injured reserve. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed WR Owen Spencer to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed DE Aaron Lavarias and DB Ross Ventrone to the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS—Activated F Jan Mursak from injured reserve and assigned him to Grand Rapids (AHL) for conditioning. LOS ANGELES KINGS—Placed F Simon Gagne on injured reserve. NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Reassigned F Blake Geoffrion to Milwaukee (AHL). American Hockey League BINGHAMTON SENATORS—Assigned G Brian Stewart to Elmira (AHL). MANCHESTER MONARCHS—Signed LW Chris Cloud to a professional tryout agreement. PROVIDENCE BRUINS—Signed C Bobby Robins to a professional tryout agreement. SOCCER Women's Profressional Soccer SKY BLUE FC—Agreed to terms with D Becky Sauerbrunn. COLLEGE SOUTH ALABAMA—Named Robert Matthews offensive coordinator.

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.

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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;Mike Perez vs. Friday Ahunanya, 10, heavyweights.


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Brace lifts Mountaineers to title The Times Leader staff

Darrell Crawford accounted for 22 points -- with four 3-point field goals -- to lead a scoring frenzy as GAR defeated Princeton Day Academy in the Munley Tournament.

EXETER -- Dallas used a big second quarter to pull away from Old Forge and win the Angelo Schifano Holiday Hoops Tournament Championship 49-31 in boys basketball play Wednesday. The Mountaineers’ Paul Brace led all scorers with 16 points, while Shane Dunn tallied 11 and Bobby Saba added nine. Jared Manette led Old Forge with nine points.

By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer

BOSTON — For Andrew Bailey, coming in from the bullpen at Fenway Park is a special feeling. He’ll experience that a lot more next season. New manager Bobby Valentine found his new man for the back end of the Boston bullpen on Wednesday when the Red Sox obtained the All-Star closer and outfielder Ryan Sweeney from the Oakland Athletics for outfielder Josh Reddick, infield prospect Miles Head and minor league pitcher Raul Alcantara. In the deal, first reported by ESPN, Bailey gives the Red Sox a reliable ninth-inning guy to replace the departed Jonathan Papelbon, who signed a $50 million, four-year contract as a free agent with the Philadelphia Phillies in November. The 27-year-old Bailey has three saves in four appearances at Fenway Park in his three majorleague seasons. “The one that sticks out the most was my first save opportunity this year was against the Red Sox,” Bailey said in a conference call. “I actually blew that save. From what I remember, there’s nothing like the atmosphere of running into the game from the bullpen at Fenway Park.” A New Jersey native and offseason resident of Connecticut, Bailey is excited about coming back east. He already knows Valentine, who lives in Stamford, Conn., and hosted several events for the pediatric cancer foundation of Bailey and former teammate Craig Breslow. “Bobby and I are good friends,” Bailey said. “It just kind of helps knowing someone going in.” Bailey — the 2009 AL Rookie of the Year, who made the All-Star team that season and again in 2010 — had been the subject of trade talk this offseason. The right-hander went 0-4 with a 3.24 ERA and 24 saves in 41 2-3 innings and 42 appearances this year. He spent time on the disabled list for the second straight season, pitching for the first time in 2011on May 29 after being sidelined with a strained right forearm. “I’m feeling good,” he said. “This is my first healthy offseason I’ve had since I’ve been in the big leagues.” In his career, he is 7-10 with a

Crestwood 60, Princeton Day Academy 42

Northwest 47, Wyoming Area 36

Wyoming Area (36): Zezza 5 3-3 13, Adonizio 0 0-0 0, Vullo 4 3-4 11, Carey 1 0-2 2, Driving Hawk 0 2-2 2, Newhart 2 1-1 7, Klus 0 1-2 1; Totals: 13 9-14 36 Northwest (47): Mazonkey 4 2-2 11, Foley 6 3-10 17, Nelson 1 2-5 4, Yustat 2 0-0 6, Tomko 2 0-0 5, Sirak 2 0-0 4, Volkel 0 0-0 0; Totals: 17 6-16 47 Wyoming Area ............................. 9 7 9 11 — 36 Northwest...................................... 16 4 12 15 — 47 3-Point Field Goals— WYO 1 (Newhart); NOR 7

The former Oakland closer is the biggest commodity in a five-player trade with Boston.

GAR (92): Francis 6 0-1 13, Crawford 8 2-2 22, Sharpe 3 2-3 8, Ellis 3 0-0 7, Ricks 0 0-0 0, Powell 10 0-0 22, Skrepenak 5 2-2 12, Dempsey 0 0-0 0, John 1 0-2 3, Harvey 0 0-0 0, Twyman 1 0-0 2, Washington 1 0-0 3; Totals: 38 6-8 92 Princeton Day Academy (53): Scott 2 0-0 5, Smith 2 3-4 7, Lamon 1 0-0 2, Kuwoinu 1 1-2 3, Williams 2 0-0 4, Alston 7 2-10 17, Lowemce 1 0-0 3, Tcheineng 4 2-4 12; Totals: 20 8-20 53 GAR ............................................. 17 22 23 30 — 92 Princeton Day Academy........... 7 21 11 14 — 53 3-Point Field Goals— GAR 10 (Crawford 4, Powell 2, Francis, Ellis, John, Washington); PDA 5 (Tcheineng 2, Lowemce, Alston, Scott)

OLD FORGE (31): Wall 0 0-0 0, Manette 2 4-5 9, Aversa 0 0-0 0, Argonish 2 0-2 4, Carey 3 0-3 6, Tomasetti 4 0-1 8, Argust 0 3-6 3, Piccolini 0 0-0 0, Chromey 0 1-2 1. Totals 11 8-19 31. DALLAS (49): Brace 6 4-6 16, Zapoticky 0 0-0 0, B. Saba 4 1-2 9, Simonovich 1 1-2 3, Dunn 4 2-4 11, M. Saba 0 2-2 2, Fell 0 0-0 0, Behm 3 2-4 8. Totals 18 12-20 49. Old Forge ...................................... 5 2 10 14 — 31 Dallas............................................. 8 13 11 17 — 49 3-Point Field Goals— OF 1 (Manette); DAL 1 (Dunn)

Christian Foley scored 17 points and had two 3-point field goals to lead the Rangers to a win over the Warriors in the Schifano Tournament consolation game. Devon Mazonkey added 11 points in the victory. The Warriors were led by Jordan Zezza, who accounted for 13 points.

Red Sox add Bailey to bolster bullpen

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Lake-Lehman’s Kevin Bohan, with ball, goes up for a shot during the championship game against Pittston on Wednesday. (Mazonkey 2, Foley 2, Yustat 2, Tomko)

Holiday River Tournament Shikellamy 69, Berwick 46

Shikellamy turned a close beginning into a decisive win with big second and third quarters to advance in the Holiday River Tournament with a win over Berwick. Andrew Eyster and Taylor Mantz each scored 11 points to pace the victors. Berwick’s Kyle Miller scored

a game-high 15 points.

BERWICK (46): Melito 1 0-0-2, Gaizick 2 0-0-4, Clausen 0 0-0-0, May 1 1-2-3, Curry 1 0-1-2, Ladonis 1 0-0-2, Morales 1 1-2-3, Pierce 1 0-0-2, Gensel 1 0-0-2, Miller 5 2-4-15, Morrison 1 0-0-0-2, Dalo 3 1-1-7, Demko 1 0-0-2. Totals 19 5-10 46. SHIKELLAMY (69): Tyler 2 0-0-6, Delgado 1 2-2-4, Chaney 1 1-2-3, Eyster 4 3-4-11, Hall 1 2-2-5, Herbster 0 3-4-3, Pratt 6 6-7-20, Renney 1 0-0-2, Mantz 4 3-3-11. Totals 21 22-26-69. Berwick........................................ 15 10 6 15 — 46 Shikellamy .................................. 17 27 14 11 — 69 3-Point Field Goals— BER 3 (Miller 3); SHI 5 (Tyler 2, Pratt 2, Hall)

Munley Tournament GAR 92, Princeton Day Academy 53

Crestwood used a big first half to pick up a win over Princeton Day Academy in the consolation game of the Munley Tournament. The Comets’ Mike Judge posted a game-high 17 points and was helped out by John Fazzini’s 11 points and Steve Roberts’ 10, with the trio combining for five of Crestwood’s six makes from 3-point range. Malcolm Smith paced Princeton Day Academy with 12 points, while Gerard Lemon and Jamaal Williams both scored 10.

PRINCETON DAY ACADEMY (42): Scott 1 2-2 4, Smith 4 2-3 12, Lemon 4 2-2 10, Kuwornu 0 1-2 1, Williams 4 2-3 10, Alston 1 0-0 2, Lawernce 1 0-0 3. Totals 15 9-12 42. CRESTWOOD (60): Gallagher 0 5-5 5, Jones 1 0-0 3, Markowski 2 2-2 6, Judge 5 5-6 17, Roberts 3 2-2 10, J. Fazzini 2 6-8 11, C. Fazzini 2 0-0 4, Prohaska 1 2-2 4. Totals 16 22-25 60. Princeton Day Academy........... 4 7 15 16 — 42 Crestwood .................................. 15 13 13 19 — 60 3-Point Field Goals— PDA 3 (Smith 2, Lawernce); CR 6 (Judge 2, Roberts 2, Jones, J.Fazzini)

GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

Dallas dominates showdown with Lakeland DALLAS -- Dallas started strong and kept pressure on Lakeland, never allowing the Chiefs more than 11 points in a quarter in a 69-34 girls basketball win Wednesday. Dallas’ Tanner Englehart led all scorers with 14 points, while teammate Jessica Hiscox netted 13. Ashley Dunbar chipped in with 12. Alissa Stier, Dana Prudende and Jodie Virbitsky all scored eight points to lead Lakeland.

LAKELAND (34): Kraky 1 0-0 2, Tuffy 0 0-0 0, Holt 1 1-2 3, Kizer 0 1-2 1, Claus-Walton 0 0-2 0, Stier 4 0-0 8, Davitt 1 0-0 2, Prudende 3 2-9 8, Zodick 0 0-1 0, Virbitsky 4 0-1 8, Tweeddy 0 2-4 2. Totals 14 6-22 34. DALLAS (69): Missal 1 0-0 3, Dunbar 4 3-4 12, Chelis 0 0-0 0, Englehart 6 2-6 14, Chicusky 1 0-0 2, Hiscox 5 1-2 13, Comitz 2 0-0 4, Michael 4 0-0 8, Zurek 0 0-0 0, Cybulski 0 0-0 0, Flaherty 3 1-2 7, Volpetti 3 0-0 6, Olszewski 0 0-0 0. Totals 29 7-14 69. Lakeland........................................ 8 11 10 5 — 0 Dallas............................................. 15 16 21 17 — 0 3-Point Field Goals— LAK 0; DAL 4 (Missal, Dunbar, Hiscox 2,)

winners while Katie Wolfe added 11. Riverside’s Rebecca Mekilo led all scorers with 17 points while Sam Donahue tallied 10.

NANTICOKE (53): Higgins 0 0-0 0, Brassington 5 2-6 13, Sugalski 1 0-0 2, Wolfe 3 4-4 11, Schinski 2 3-4 7, Yalch 3 0-0 5, Gow 4 4-6 15, Holl 0 0-2 0. Totals 17 13-22 52. HOME (51): Mekilo 5 4-6 17, Berto 1 4-6 6, Haduck 3 0-1 6, Donahue 1 7-9 10, Mash 2 4-7 8, Burnside 2 0-0 4. Totals 14 19-29 51. Nanticoke .............................. 10 11 11 11 10 — 53 Riverside ............................... 9 9 9 16 8 — 51 3-Point Field Goals— NAN 6 (Gow 3, Brassington, Yalch, Wolfe); RIV 4 (Mekilo 3, Donahue)

Meyers 49, Hanover Area 48, OT

Meyers captured its Holiday Tournament championship with a win over Hanover Area, outscoring the Hawkeyes by one point in overtime. Amy Kowalczyk and Mackenzie Winder both scored 11 points to lead the Mohawks, while Jazma Robertson chipped in with 10. Kowalcyzk earned game-MVP honors while teamNanticoke 53, mate Brianna Dimaggio was Riverside 51, OT named to the All-Tournament Nanticoke was able to bounce team. back from a late, game-tying Danielle Tuzinski led scores rally from Riverside to earn a with 22 points and was also win in overtime on the road. named to the All-Tournament Samantha Gow netted 15 team, alongside teammate Julia points for the Trojanettes, conSmith, who finished the game necting on three shots from with eight points. behind the 3-point arc. Alex HANOVER AREA (48): Smith 4 0-2 8, Mizenko 1 0-0 2, Masher 0 0-1 0, Zuranski 2 0-0 Brassington added 13 for the 6, Kaminski 0 0-0 0, Cefalo 3 0-0 6, Miller 2 0-0 4,

Tuzinski 7 7-12 22, McCary 0 0-2 0. Totals 19 7-17 48. MEYERS (49): DiMaggio 3 0-3 7, Quinones 0 1-2 1, Kowalczyk 4 1-1 11, Biggs 1 3-4 5, Soto 2 0-4 4, Robertson 3 4-7 10, Winder 5 1-4 11. Totals 18 10-25 49. Hanover Area ......................... 17 8 12 6 5 — 48 Meyers..................................... 8 10 11 13 6 — 49 3-Point Field Goals— HA 3 (Zuranksi 2, Tuzinski); MEY 3 (DiMaggio, Kowalczyk 2)

0-0 0, Lewis 1 0-0 2, Herman 0 0-0 0, Kersetter 0 0-0 0, Krebs 1 0-0 2; Totals: 11 3-10 28 Berwick (27): Steeber 1 0-0 2, Davenport 2 4-5 8, Shortlidge 1 1-2 3, Bridge 2 0-1 6, Palermo 1 2-4 4, Sheptock 2 0-0 4, Floryshak 0 0-0 0, Rinehimer 0 0-0 0; Totals: 9 7-12 27 Selinsgrove ..................................... 12 7 6 3 — 28 Berwick ............................................ 7 11 2 7 — 27 3-Point Field Goals— SEL 3 (Greak, CraigSavic, Deckard); BER 2 (Bridge 2)

Westmont 57, Hazleton Area 39

Northwest 59, Benton 55

Hazleton Area lost to Westmont at the Punxsatawney Tournament on Tuesday night. Taylor Carter and Alyssa Sitch each scored six points for the Cougars.

Hazleton Area (39): Bono 0 0-0 0, Schoenaggle 2 0-0 5, Marchetti 0 0-0 0, Sitch 3 0-0 6, Kozel 0 1-4 1, Pfiel 1 0-0 2, Woznicki 0 1-2 1, Matz 1 1-2 3, Bachman 1 1-2 3, Cillozzi 0 0-0 0, Carter 2 2-3 6, Zamonas 1 2-3 5, Smith 2 0-0 4, McNelis 0 1-1 1, Wolk 1 0-2 2; Totals: 14 9-19 39 Westmont (57): Rievel 7 2-5 18, Davis 4 0-2 8, Rodgers 5 1-2 13, Lamberson 2 1-2 6, Roper 2 1-3 5, Suppes 0 1-2 1, Shcehan 1 0-0 2, N. Foster 0 0-2 0, Moyer 0 0-0 0, Zolnosky 0 0-1 0, Hoover 0 0-0 0, S. Fisher 0 3-4 3, J. Foster 0 0-0 0, Oherst 0 0-0 0, Kaselr 0 0-0 0, Glennon 0 1-2 1, Keefe 0 0-0 0, A. Fisher 0 0-0 0; Totals: 21 10-25 57 Hazleton Area ............................ 10 10 6 13 — 39 Westmont.................................... 16 15 15 11 — 57 3-Point Field Goals— HAZ 2 (Schoenaggle, Zamonas); WEST 5 (Rievel 2, Rodgers 2, Lamberson)

Selinsgrove 28, Berwick 27

Berwick lost to Selinsgrove in the River Tournament at Selinsgrove. Caty Davenport paced the Bulldogs with eight points, as a late rally by Berwick fell short.

Selinsgrove (28): Deckard 1 0-0 3, Brancato 3 0-2 6, Greak 4 0-0 9, Craig-Sociv 1 1-4 4, Long 0

Alivia Womesldorf scored 36 points to lead Northwest to a win over Benton at the Benton Tournament. Sarah Shaffer added 13 points for the Rangers. Justine Seely scored 31 points for Benton.

Benton (55): Gavin 1 0-0 2, Stevens 2 3-4 7, Miller 1 0-0 3, Yurko 4 0-4 12, Seely 13 5-7 31, Harrison 0 0-0 0, Weisbrod 0 0-0 0; Totals: 21 8-15 55 Northwest (59): Yustat 0 0-0 0, Shaffer 4 2-2 13, Womelsdorf 16 4-8 36, Koehn 0 0-0 0, Bosak 2 3-4 7, Gill 1 1-2 3; Totals: 23 10-16 59 Benton ........................................... 7 18 18 12 — 55 Northwest...................................... 8 26 14 11 — 59 3-Point Field Goals— BEN 1 (Miller); NWT 3 (Shaffer 3)

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2.07 ERA and 75 saves in 84 opportunities. In 2010, Oakland led the AL in ERA (3.56) and shutouts (17) while holdBailey ing opponents to a .245 batting average. Bailey becomes the fourth key pitcher traded this month for the rebuilding A’s, who dealt starter Trevor Cahill and reliever Breslow to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Dec. 9 and then sent left-handed starter Gio Gonzalez to Washington last week. Still left in Oakland’s depleted rotation are Dallas Braden, Brett Anderson and Brandon McCarthy. Braden, who pitched a perfect game on May 9, 2010, received a $3.35 million, one-year contract Dec. 13. But he made only three starts last season before being sidelined by a shoulder injury that required surgery. “That organization is heading down a different road where they’re trying to get younger and build for a future in San Jose,” Bailey said. Oakland general manager Billy Beane is retooling his roster for the future in hopes of the franchise getting the go ahead to build a new ballpark some 40 miles south in San Jose despite the San Francisco Giants owning the territorial rights to technology-rich Santa Clara County. Beane and owner Lew Wolff have said they expect to hear soon from Commissioner Bud Selig, and Beane said the unsettled stadium situation would affect him being able to sign his own and other free agents this winter. He has gone the trade route yet again, a common practice for the low-budget franchise that has watched its superstars leave for big money elsewhere over the past decade. The A’s (74-88) haven’t posted a winning record or earned a playoff berth since being swept in the 2006 AL championship series by Detroit. The Red Sox missed the playoffs the past two years, but won the World Series in 2004 and 2007. “I think every kid playing T-ball out there strives to pitch in the postseason and meaningful games in September and, ultimately, the World Series,” Bailey said. “So I’m going to welcome that with open arms.” On Dec. 14, Boston traded for Houston closer Mark Melancon, who had 20 saves last year in 71relief outings but may be a setup man for Bailey.

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Offensive weapons on full display Military Bowl sees Air Force, Toledo combine for 83 points in a nearly even matchup.

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WASHINGTON — Back and forth they went. A kickoff return for 87 yards. A pitch around the left end for 60. Touchdown passes for 49 and 37 yards. Two touchdowns scored on fourth downs. A pair of botched onside kicks. And that was just the first half. Toledo and Air Force ran up the score early and often TOLEDO Wednesday at the Military Bowl and played to a wild finish, AIR FORCE decided only when Air Force’s 2-point conversion attempt went awry with 52 seconds to play to give Toledo a 42-41 victory. Air Force lined up to kick the extra point after Zach Kauth’s 33yard, fourth-and-3 touchdown catch pulled the Falcons within a point. But holder David Baska ran the option instead, and his pitch to kicker Parker Herrington was low and ended up bouncing out of bounds in the end zone. Bernard Reedy’s third touchdown of the game — a 37-yard catch, spin and run on a pass from Terrance Owens — gave Toledo a 42-35 lead with 5:01 to play and put the Rockets (9-4) over the 40-point mark for a sixth straight game. The win also marked a successful debut for Matt Campbell, the youngest coach in the Football Bowl Subdivision. The 32-yearold Campbell, who has been the Rockets’ offensive coordinator for three years, was promoted to

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something special,” said Dattolo, whose previous best finish at the event was fourth last year. “It shows me that there’s still room for improvement.” Dattolo became the second straight Colonel to claim a championship in the event, following Myzar Mendoza. The sophomore Mendoza reac-

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connection with the opening. He was linked again Wednesday to the job and did his best to squash the idea he might leave the franchise he has worked for as either a player or coach since 1982. The only assistance Munchak is ready and willing to give is advising his alma mater in the search process. “I’m sure they’re going to find themselves a great coach and if I can help them in any way to do that, obviously I would do that,” Munchak said. “I’d love to stay involved with Penn State some way, but I’m very involved with the Titans and I love what I’m do-

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the head job after Tim Beckman left earlier this month for Illinois. Reedy had a career-high 126 yards on four catches and was named the game’s MVP. Owens completed 19 of 24 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns. Adonis Thomas ran for 108 yards on 22 carries. Tim Jefferson, the first quarterback in service academy history to lead his team to four consecutive bowl games, completed 13 of 22 passes for 159 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for Air Force (7-6). The game matched two of the top 25 scoring teams in the country, and they wasted little time living up to their reputations. It was Mid-American Conference member Toledo’s spread offense against Mountain West Air

Force’s triple option, and the idea of a huddle seemed a quaint, antiquated concept. The Rockets, as expected, featured their Mr. Do-Everything, Eric Page. The junior Paul Hornung Award finalist caught 13 passes for 59 yards, but his biggest play was an 87-yard kickoff return in the first half. Page ran untouched as he followed Reedy’s block up the middle of the field for his fourth career kickoff return TD and first this year. Making big plays for Air Force was Jonathan Warzeka, whose career-best 60-yard run set up one touchdown, and whose 37yard reception on fourth-and-3 tied the game 28-all heading into halftime. The second half got off to slow start, with the teams exchanging

punts before the game’s only defensive score: Toledo safety Jermaine Robinson’s 37-yard interception runback after he corralled a tipped pass deep in the secondary. Mike DeWitt’s 2-yard run, his second touchdown of the game, tied it again, this time at 35-35. Toledo went primarily with Owens at quarterback over Austin Dantin, who started the first 10 games of the season before sitting out the last two with a concussion. Both usually get plenty of playing time in each game, but Campbell stayed with the hot hand. The game, in its fourth year on the bowl calendar, drew 25,042 to RFK Stadium, and large swaths of the upper deck were empty.

hed the 133-pound finals on Wednesday, but lost to Nassau’s Anthony Abidin via technical fall. Abidin was later named the tournament’s John Reese Most Outstanding Wrestler. Kris Krawchuk (157 pounds) was a semifinalist for the Colonels and finished fourth, while Dave Oberrender (197) also advanced to the semis but lost in the consolation semis. “With the Division I and Division II schools here…for us to be competing at a high level and

winning our fair share of matches was good,” Wilkes coach Jon Laudenslager said. “I like where we’re at right now.” King’s 165-pounder Tommy Desir finished the tournament with a 2-2 record. A pair of Brown wrestlers, Hazleton Area grad Pat LaBuz (165) and Wyoming Valley West alum Tyler Cowman (285) also participated. LaBuz went 2-2, while Cowman was 0-2.

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ing.” The first-year NFL head coach is busy trying to get his 8-7 Titans into the playoffs, which would be the team’s first postseason berth since 2008 and third since the 2003 season. The Titans need a victory in Houston on Sunday and then help from at least two other games to make the postseason as the AFC’s final wild card. “That’s what I’m really thinking about and excited about,” Munchak said. “It’s unfortunate that it came up this week because I don’t want the focus taken away from what we’re trying to do as a team here.” Munchak said he considered the “what-ifs” of the Penn State situation when the job came

open. He never went any further with that possibility. “You always think of the whatif, what would that be like, going to college (coaching) or moving back to Pennsylvania, and I think that’s when we realized how much we don’t like the winters and how hard that would be moving back with the snow, and how we do like Nashville quite a bit more,” Munchak said. “You think about it and how it would be fun to be a part of something. I feel like I grew up there, but that’s kind of where it stops.” His general manager is Mike Reinfeldt, a former teammate with the Houston Oilers. His defensive coordinator, Jerry Gray, is another former teammate. Munchak’s Titans were glad to

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course is different,” Terdiman said. Still, the difference between a strong finish and a struggle usually comes down to one simple factor. “It’s really just how well you work with your partner,” Terdiman said. The name of the other guy on Terdiman’s sled may have changed. But his exuberance to become a major factor in his sport hasn’t.

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hear him respond so quickly to this latest rumor. “Honestly, my heart was kind of beating this morning when I saw that go across the ticker on the bottom of the screen, because you don’t know what’s going on,” receiver Nate Washington said. “But he’s not a guy that gets caught up in that sort of thing. He’s very happy where he’s at, and I’m very proud of coach Munchak and very happy with the leadership he has given us throughout the year.”

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But Hershey still had 40 seconds with the man advantage, and it connected when Tomas Kundratek redirected Ryan Potulny’s point shot to tie the score 3-3 headed into the third period. “They score that goal with 21 seconds left in the period, that’s a back-breaking time,” Hynes said. “We had to regroup.” The Penguins did, but not until suffering two more setbacks in the third period. The Penguins found themselves in major penalty trouble in the first half of the period, giving the AHL’s top power play more than three minutes with a two-man advantage. And the Bears made them pay with two quick power play goals to give them four on the night and a 5-3 lead. “They get those two five-onthrees and that could’ve demolished us,” Hynes said. But the Penguins didn’t fall. “We knew we had to stay calm, that we were doing the right thing,” Walker said. Tangradi scored his second of the night when he swept in a loose puck in the crease to make it 5-4.

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tons, he had a pretty good idea of what he was getting with second-year forward Grant Hill. Collins’ son, Chris, was a teammate of Hill’s at Duke, and Collins spent much of his time watching Hill play the point for the Blue Devils. Hill, the No.3 overall pick in 1994, had been named the rookie of the year — the first Piston to receive that honor since Isiah

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tween the leagues in sports other thanfootballcouldstartasearlyas next year. “From my perspective this improves the scheduling and creates more high-profile matchups,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said in a phone interview. “It gets us exposure into the Midwest and East Coast on the Big Ten media platforms, the Big Ten Network and ESPN. The Big Ten and Pac-12 have been Rose Bowl partners for decades. “For me it’s a creative way to accomplishalotofthingstheconferences seek through expansion without having to expand,” Scott said. Scott said the idea bloomed after the Pac-12 presidents rejected the idea of further expansion back in October. Scott’s league added Utah and Colorado this year to increase to 12 members and the Big Ten added Nebraska as its 12th member. Both leagues played conference championship games in football for the first time earlier this month. Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said his league came to the

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Nick Petersen tied it with less than two minutes to play when his pass from behind the Hershey net hit Bears defenseman Christian Hanson and bounced behind Sabourin to even things up at 5-5 and force overtime and eventually the lengthy shootout. Walker put an end to the night when he roofed a backhand over Sabourin in the ninth round to give the Penguins two points for the game. But the backhander wasn’t what Walker had planned until he stepped on the ice. “Sill told me it looked like Sabourin kind of pulled something when Petersen went to the backhand (in the fourth round). I had a different moved planned but I switched it at the last second when he told me that,” Walker said. “It was a big win for us, especially after losing last night and giving up two power play goals in the third period. We battled back and got the two points.” NOTES - D Carl Sneep left the game in the second period and didn’t return. Hynes didn’t have an update on his status after the game. - D Boris Valabik, D Joey Mormina (injury), LW Ryan Schnell, RW Brian Day (injury) and Rw Keven Veilleux (injury) were scratched for the Penguins. Thomas won it for the 1981-82 season — and Collins, aware of his versatility, played Hill extensively at the point. Collins is going to do the same with second-year guard Evan Turner, although Turner will be coming off the bench. Hill, in his 17th season and now a member of the Suns, thinks Turner will be a good fit playing point forward. "When Doug got there in my second year, he put the ball in my hands, and I enjoyed it," Hill said before Wednesday’s game with the Sixers. conclusion that getting bigger didn’ttranslateintogettingbetter. “When we looked at models for 14 or 16 teams we couldn’t see how we weren’t diluted,” Delany said in a phone interview. “But we continued to look at ways to make ourselves more interesting, increase our reach, make ourselves more national.” Scott said he could see the 12 football games being played over three weeks in September, four each week — the football equivalent of the conference challenges that have become common in men’s basketball. The extra marquee matchups could also provide more quality programming for the conferences’ own networks. The Big Ten Network is five years old and has become a cash cow for the conference. The league also has a television deal with ESPN. The Pac-12 will launch national and regional conference television networks next year, in addition to starting its new $3 billion television deal with ESPN and Fox. The Big Ten had planned to move from an eight-game conference schedule to a nine-game schedule, but Delany says that is now unlikely. The Pac-12 is already playing a nine-game conference schedule, but Scott said that could change.


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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Fab Melo had 12 points and 10 blocks, both career-highs, and No. 1 Syracuse stifled Seton Hall at every turn in a 75-49 victory Wednesday night in the Big East opener for both teams. Syracuse (14-0, 1-0) gained control with a staunch defensive performance in the opening half in building a 34-15 lead. Melo, who had his first career double-double, pulled in seven rebounds. Dion Waiters had 15 points and Brandon Triche added 11 for Syracuse, which won easily despite a subpar performance from leading scorer Kris Joseph, who missed all six of his shots and did not score. He did have four steals and four assists. Jordan Theodore led Seton Hall (11-2, 0-1) with 14 points. Herb Pope, fourth in the nation in scoring at 20.3 points per game, had only four points and nine rebounds.

NEW ORLEANS — Jarrett Jack had 21 points and nine assists in his regular-season debut, and New Orleans dominated in its home opener, beating the winless Boston Celtics 97-78 on Wednesday night. The Celtics are 0-3 for the first time since 2006-07, the season before they traded to bring Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in to help star Paul Pierce. Pierce has yet to play this season because of a bruised right heel. The Hornets were without Eric Gordon, who has a bruised right knee. Jack did not play in the Hornets’ season-opening win at Phoenix on Monday night because of a one-game suspension stemming from a drunken driving arrest last season. Carl Landry added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Hornets.

No. 2 Ohio St. 87, Northwestern 54 COLUMBUS, Ohio — William Buford had career-highs of 28 points and five 3-pointers as No. 2 Ohio State showed off its perimeter shooting in a victory over Northwestern. Jared Sullinger added 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Buckeyes (13-1, 1-0), who dominated the boards 49-30. Deshaun Thomas had 16 points for Ohio State, which broke the game open with a 13-0 first-half run fueled by 3-pointers. Jordan Sibert added 12 points, all on 3s. The conference’s top two scorers, John Shurna and Drew Crawford, had miserable games. They were held to 11 and 13 points, respectively, on a combined 9-for-30 shooting.

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line. Christian Watford had 26 points for the Hoosiers (12-1, 0-1), who overcame an 18-point first-half deficit with a 25-2 run, only to see Michigan State dig out of a 54-45 hole. Missouri St. 77, No. 21 Creighton 65 OMAHA, Neb. — Kyle Weems scored 25 of his careerhigh 31 points in the second half, Anthony Downing scored a career-high 26 and Missouri State opened defense of its Missouri Valley Conference title with an upset of No. 21 Creighton. Downing’s 23-footer as the shot clock ran out with 1:11 left that gave the Bears (8-5, 1-0) a six-point lead. Jarmar Gulley had 12 points for the Bears. National scoring leader Doug McDermott finished with 19 points for Creighton (10-2, 0-1). West Virginia 83, Villanova 69 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Darryl “Truck” Bryant’s careerhigh 34 points led West Virginia to a victory over Villanova. It was the first Big East Conference game of the season for both the Mountaineers (10-3) and the Wildcats (7-6). Bryant surpassed his former best of 27 points on Dec. 10 in a 77-66 victory over Miami.

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Hawks 101, Wizards 83 ATLANTA — Joe Johnson led another balanced attack with 18 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards. The Hawks have had six players score in double figures in each of their first two wins to open the season. Tracy McGrady had 11 points off the bench to join Atlanta’s five starters in double figures. Pacers 90, Raptors 85 TORONTO — Danny Granger scored nine of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Indiana Pacers beat the Raptors, spoiling Toronto’s home opener. Paul George had 18 points, David West scored 14 and Roy Hibbert had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Darren Collison became the fifth Pacers starter to reach double figures by making a pair of free throws with 2.5 seconds left. He finished with 10 points and 12 assists.

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Cavaliers 105, Pistons 89 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Rookie Kyrie Irving had 14 points and seven assists to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Detroit. Reserve Samardo Samuels scored 17 and Ramon Sessions had 16 points off the bench for the Cavaliers, who got 15 points from Antawn Jamison and 10 points apiece from Anderson Varejao and rookie Tristan

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snapped No. 4 Louisville’s 20-game home winning streak. Louisville (12-1, 0-1) had been one of six Division I teams that came into play Wednesday without a loss. The Cardinals held a tenuous lead through most of the first half and early into the second. But Starks hit all four of his 3-point attempts in the second half as Georgetown (11-1, 1-0) built an 11-point lead before having to survive a rally to win No. 3 Kentucky 86, for the ninth consecutive time. Lamar 64 Freshman Otto Porter had 14 LEXINGTON, Ky. — Michael points and 14 rebounds, including two key ones late that Kidd-Gilchrist had 18 points and No. 3 Kentucky beat Lamar helped fend off the Cardinals, for Georgetown. 86-64 on Wednesday night in Kyle Kuric finished with 17 the Wildcats’ final game before points and Peyton Siva had 15 facing No. 4 Louisville. for Louisville. Kentucky (12-1) opened the game on an 11-2 run and maintained its first-half lead because No. 16 Michigan St. 80, No. 13 Indiana 65 of its free throw shooting. The EAST LANSING, Mich. — Wildcats were 14 of 17 from the Keith Appling scored a careerfoul line in the first half and high 25 points and sparked a finished 27 of 33 overall. 20-0 second-half run to help Sophomore Terrence Jones No. 16 Michigan State hand of Kentucky returned after No. 13 Indiana its first loss of missing two games with a the season. dislocated pinky on his left Appling, who had 18 points hand. in the second half, added seven He came off the bench and assists for the Spartans (12-2, finished with nine points and 1-0 Big Ten), winners of 12 six rebounds in 27 minutes. straight. No. 12 Georgetown 71, Derrick Nix had 14 points No. 4 Louisville 68 and Brandon Wood and DrayLOUISVILLE, Ky. — Markel mond Green added 13 each for the Spartans, who shot 54.7 Starks scored 16 of his careerpercent from the field and had high 20 points in the second a 17-5 edge at the free throw half and No. 12 Georgetown

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Dwyane Wade hit a bank shot over Gerald Henderson with 2.9 seconds left to lift the Miami Heat over the pesky Charlotte Bobcats. After Henderson hit a 3-pointer from the right wing to put the Bobcats up by one with 12 seconds left, the Heat called time and had Wade bring the ball up. He drove to the left side and banked the shot over Henderson, then turned to Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton seated courtside and imitated Newton’s Superman touchdown celebration by pretending to rip open his shirt.

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NOTEBOOK during the short period of practice open to reporters Wednesday. He wasn’t wearing any kind of protection on his hand during those throws. When the team gathered for stretching, Romo slipped a black glove on his right hand. But he removed the glove before a few more throws and at least one play where he took a snap from center and handed off the ball. When it wasn’t his turn, he stuffed both hands in his pockets. Dallas (8-7) plays its regular season finale Sunday night at the New York Giants. The winner clinches the NFC East title and a playoff spot. New York Giants EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Coming off one of their best defensive efforts, the New York Giants seemingly are getting

another piece back for their NFC East showdown with the Dallas Cowboys. Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora has practiced on a limited basis Wednesday after being sidelined for the entire month with a high ankle sprain and continuing problems with his knee. Umenyiora hurt the ankle — the team has not said which one — in a loss in New Orleans on Nov. 28. He has missed the last four games. Pittsburgh Steelers PITTSBURGH — Steelers backup quarterback Charlie Batch wants Ben Roethlisberger to play Sunday in the regularseason finale against Cleveland. Just in case Roethlisberger’s sprained left ankle is still too balky, Batch will be ready. It’s what he’s done over the last 10 seasons as one of the league’s most consistent — and arguably most ego-less — reserves. The Steelers are 5-2 when Batch starts over the last decade.

WASHINGTON — Alexander Semin scored twice, Troy Brouwer tallied the tiebreaking goal midway through the second period, and the Washington Capitals halted the New York Rangers’ five-game winning streak with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday night. With the game tied 1-1, Brouwer got tangled with Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh in front of the New York. Brouwer not only screened goalie Martin Biron but redirected John Carlson’s drive from the left point for his 10th goal of the season at 10:24. Marcus Johansson also scored for the Capitals, who snapped a two-game skid by beating the top team in the Eastern Confer-

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Wendy’s Co. is adding goose-liver pate and truffles to burgers as it invests as much as $200 million on a return to Japan two years after leaving the country. The Japan Premium sandwich sells for 1,280 yen ($16) at Wendy’s in Tokyo’s Omotesando luxury shopping district, the first of a targeted 100 shops. Wendy’s menu pits it against Japanese rivals including Mos Food Services Inc.’s Mos Burger and Lotteria Co., which has a 1,800 yen ($23) Matsuzaka beef burger, for premium items, Shigemura said.

By HUGO MARTIN Los Angeles Times

‘Rock Band’ costs Viacom

Viacom Inc. has been ordered to pay an additional $383 million to the makers of “Rock Band,” the latest development in a long and costly saga surrounding the media giant’s failed attempt to enter the video game business. In a regulatory filing, Viacom, the owner of MTV Networks and Paramount Pictures, said accountants in a private arbitration process determined that it owes the money to former shareholders of Harmonix Music Systems Inc. on top of a $150 million bonus payment that it previously made.

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Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe are shown in a scene from ’Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,’ one of the bright spots in a lackluster year for Hollywood films.

Flicks flop for year By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer

Holiday sales strong

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood has more tricks in its bag than ever with digital 3-D and other new film tools. Yet as the images on screen get bigger and better, movie crowds keep shrinking — down to a 16-year low as 2011’s film lineup fell well short of studios’ record expectations. Through New Year’s Eve on Saturday, projected domestic revenues for the year stand at $10.2 billion, down 3.5 percent from 2010’s, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. Taking higher ticket prices into account, movie attendance is off even more, with an estimated 1.28 bil-

A surge in buying in the two weeks before Christmas coupled with a record-breaking Black Friday gave retailers a solid season. For Dec. 1-24, spending rose 4.7 percent compared with the same period last year, according to research firm ShopperTrak. In November, it rose 4.1 percent. A 4 percent increase is considered a successful season. A combined figure for the whole season won’t be available until after Dec. 31.

Italy debt sells well

Strong demand for short-term Italian government debt pushed the country’s borrowing costs lower and suggested investors have become less jittery about an imminent default by the eurozone’s third-largest economy. Italy raised $14 billion in a pair of auctions at sharply lower rates than those it was forced to pay just a month ago. Then, investor concerns over the ability of the country to service its massive debts became particularly acute, prompting a change in government.

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lion tickets sold, a 4.4 percent decline and the smallest movie audience since 1995, when admissions totaled 1.26 billion. Just what has put the movie business in the dumps is anyone’s guess — though safe bets include the tight economy, rising ticket prices, backlash against parades of sequels or remakes, and an almost-limitless inventory of portable and at-home gadgetry to occupy people’s time. The year got off to a dismal start with what could be called an “Avatar” hangover, when revenues lagged far behind 2010 receipts that had been inflated by the huge success of James Cameron’s sci-fi sensation. A solid summer lineup helped studios

catch up to 2010, but ticket sales flattened again in the fall and have remained sluggish right into what was expected to be a terrific holiday season. Big franchises still are knocking it out of the park. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” the finale to J.K. Rowling’s fantasy epic, was the year’s biggest earner and the top-grossing film in the series at $381 million domestically and $1.3 billion worldwide. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” pulled in $352 million domestically and $1.1 billion worldwide, while “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” has climbed to $271 million domestically and $650 million worldwide.

LOS ANGELES — International tourists continue to spend record amounts in the United States and are on pace to top the previous annual high mark in tourist expenditures set in 2008, according to new data from the U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries. A monthly report by the federal agency, which is part of the Commerce Department, said international visitors spent $13.1 billion on travel to the U.S. and tourism-related activities while here in October, a 13 percent increase over the same month last year. About $10 billion of that total came from spending on hotels, food, souvenirs and other expenses after visitors arrived in the United States. Foreign visitors spent $127 billion in the United States in the first 10 months of 2011. Meanwhile, the total spent by Americans traveling abroad reached $91.9 billion in the first 10 months, an 8 percent increase over the same period in 2010, the agency reported. The result is a balance-of-trade surplus of $35 billion for the United States. The agency, which released the report Tuesday, predicted that international tourism spending will surpass $152 billion for 2011, up from the record of $141 billion in 2008.

Technology offers you way to pay with wave of your smartphone

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All of your personal and payment information will be stored in your device, and that’s all you’ll need to carry. Of course, that does place a tremendous amount of importance on an easily misplaced, fragile device. For the more forgetful among us, not to worry: Sooner or later they’ll dispense with the phones altogether and implant chips that have the same information and capabilities. They could probably do it now, but it would raise more than a few eyebrows. But think of the convenience: Shaking hands will pass contact information, swiping a finger will replace swiping a card. No more car or house keys needed.

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MONDAY Windy, snow showers

SUNDAY Partly sunny, showers

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Poughkeepsie 35/26

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Highs: 23-37. Lows: 20-34. Chance of rain and snow showers today. Chance of snow showers tonight.

Wilkes-Barre 36/31

Pottsville 38/28

New York City 39/35

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Harrisburg 40/30

Highs: 40-41. Lows: 32-33. Partly to mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain or snow tonight.

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

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When a certain pigtailed lass from Kansas was presented with sparkly ruby-red shoes, she acted thrilled to get them. She did not say: “Oh, wow, used slippers that just a second ago were on a dead witch’s gnarly feet. No thanks!” Nor did she say: “You know, these don’t match my dress or my dog. Do you still have the receipt?” And she certainly didn’t say: “Seriously? After being sucked out of my bedroom by a twister and plopped in a pastel place full of little people, the best you can do is shoes that a hag on a broom is willing to kill me for? Puh-leez!” You probably didn’t realize it until now, but the moral of “The Wizard of Oz” is all about being gracious in the face of really rotten gifts and how it’s the thought that counts. What? That’s not what you got out of it? The holiday season is, of course, prime time for gift-giving and receiving, but unfortunately, we don’t always like the gifts we get. We recently asked readers to share stories of the bad gifts they’ve received over the years, and from those terrible tales we’ve extracted a few lessons for the rest of us. Witches, even good ones, should take notes. Oh, and men, too. Sometimes guys are clueless. Maggie Clark of Garden City, Mo., tells us that for her first Christmas as half of a married couple, her husband gave her – baggy, fleecy flannel pajamas. Hot! (Literally.) “Needless to say, I could See GIFTS, Page 2C

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NEW YORK — The bubbly, the ball, the midnight kiss. Not all single ladies want a ring on it, but do they want a date for New Year’s Eve? Yes, it’s almost here, that milestone of love and romance. This year, the holiday has its own movie (of the same name) filled with intertwining couples and a cast dripping with Zac Efron, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jon Bon Jovi, Halle Berry and oh so many more of Hollywood’s sexiest. There’s love lost and found, confusing new love, love in an elevator and sweet father-

daughter love. Director Garry Marshall packs it all in, but back here in the real world, New Year’s Eve is one of those nights of all nights when the date monster rears. For others, though, Plan B (not worrying about a date) has become the new Plan A. “A lot of us are starting to wake up to the fact that those are silly traditions meant to make us feel desperate about having a partner,” said Jayelle Hughes, 32, single and happy in suburban New York. “Just because you’re single on New Year’s doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you.” Avoiding that feel-bad trap requires strategy, she said,

especially in the bright lights, big city glare of balldropping New York City, where Marshall unfurls his film. Hughes, for one, will seek out other single friends and certain “non-annoying” couple friends on New Year’s Eve. “An annoying couple is one that is either constant PDA, ignoring their friends, or they’re fighting all night long,” she said. Now that online dating has gone mobile through a variety of phone apps, hooking up AP FILE PHOTO — er, dating — in real time Fireworks erupt from a building to signal the New Year, 2011, in has never been easier and Times Square in New York. The bubbly, the ball, the midnight See DATE NIGHT, Page 2C

kiss. Not all single women want a ring on it, but do they want a date for New Year’s Eve?

Revenge: Sweet, and sometimes healthy By JESSICA YADEGARAN Contra Costa Times

Revenge is supposed to be sweet, but for Laura Dorfler, it was also sour, like Pixie Stix. Decades ago, Dorfler wanted to get even with her sister’s mean-spirited boyfriend. He teased her and made fun of her looks. According to Dorfler, no one in the family liked him, so she knew it wouldn’t be long before her sister dumped him. Until then, Dorfler decided to have a little fun. One day, she purchased a bag of Pixy Stix, the powdered candy packaged in long paper straws. She enjoyed two sticks, refilled the empty tubes with salt, and left them on the living room table, knowing the greedy boyfriend would help himself. Sure enough, later that night, Dorfler heard his loud “ugh.” “He got a mouth full of salt, and I got a laugh,” recalls Dorfler, now 48 and living in Oakley, Calif. “I never would’ve done anything to hurt the guy, but I wanted to teach him a lesson.” Why does it feel so good to punish the slave-driving boss or back-stabbing friend? Even watching someone else get even, like protagonist Emily Thorne on ABC’s popular drama “Revenge,” tastes sweet. The law handles hefty injustices such as murder. Yet we thirst for retribution even when the violation is benign. Scientists say the impulse to get even is wired in the genes, but that following through with your machinations doesn’t make you feel any better than fantasizing about them. So why do some still retaliate? “Because the thoughts create a visceral response,” explains Robert Bies, an organizational behavior expert at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. “Anytime you have a visceral feeling, whether you’re hot or hungry, you have to dissipate it.” Of course, not everyone chooses revenge. Some confront the wrongdoer or go to therapy. A 2004 University of Zurich study confirmed that thinking about revenge stimulates the brain’s dorsal stratum, the region that is activated when anticipating pleasurable acts, such as eating. For this reason, human-behavior researchers believe vengeful thoughts can sometimes prevent bad behavior. “Dreams do that all the time,” says Irwin Rosen, a retired Kansas psychoanalyst who devoted a decade to researching revenge. “When revenge dominates our psyche, it is not healthy. But if you create boundaries as to what kinds of injustices you’re willing to tolerate, it can be a good thing.” Revenge is not evil or immoral, Rosen explains. But, he says, there are gradations. “You should always ask yourself where punishment, accountability, restitution and atonement shade into revenge,” he says. In other words, don’t do what Emily Thorne does. “Revenge’s” Thorne cooks up diabolical plans each week for the people she believes wronged her dad. “She is crossing the line, but I understand why she’s doing it,” See REVENGE, Page 2C

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Mom’s beautiful package was found to contain - a sexy seethrough nightie, size 4, plus a robe. Everything got straightened out, of course, but “we used to wonder about the reaction of the woman whoopenedherpackageandfound a fuzzy, floor-length bathrobe in a size 14,” Betty says. There must be something about bathrobes that lead to confusion. Dorothy Gracik of Lenexa, Kan., sharesthestoryofthetimeherhusband, Al, enlisted a friend to shop

for Dorothy’s Christmas gift. Al had also mentioned needing to get a present for their son. Well, you know what happened. Dorothy opened her gift to find “a long dark robe and unattractive slippers.” They were for their son, but Al didn’t pick up on that right away. “The best thing about the ‘bad gift’ was all the laughs we have had about it through the years,” Dorothy says. Sometimes karma will strike a “bad” giver. Debra Ramsey of

Workplace Revenge — And How to Stop It.” “What really motivates people is when they feel a sense of injustice and their managers or employers won’t rectify it,” he says. In 1,000 interviews, Bies has heard about abusive bosses, “free riders” who take the credit for others’ work and publicly criticized workers who want payback because they feel they’ve lost face. Although everyone wanted revenge, one-third of them did nothing, Bies says. The twothirds who acted did so indirectly, with bad-mouthing or the si-

lent treatment. Bies says men are more likely to use confrontation. Women are more likely to use passive-aggressive means such as bad-mouthing. To get back at a nosy co-worker who always tried to steal clients, Vince Donald of San Jose, Calif., imagined locking him in the bathroom and freezing his stapler in Jell-O (a trick he saw on NBC’s “The Office”). In the end, he called the guy posing as his boss and threatened his job if he didn’t stop surfing the Internet at work. “I decided to have fun and not let my anger get the best of me,” Donald says. “It still made me

feel better.” That’s the type of advice doled out on www.revengelady.com. With her tongue planted firmly in cheek, Los Angeles-based author Chris Gallagher reads through hundreds of reader-submitted scenarios every month and helps retaliation seekers “bring humor and happiness back to their lives.” Her rules are simple. “Keep it legal,” says Gallagher, who started the site in 2000. “The punishment should match the crime. And most importantly, do something fun and move on. Don’t obsess.” Some people write in just to

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Bies says. “It becomes a sort of addictive response or hedonic impulse. The movie ‘Nine to Five’ was all about revenge, but it gave us pleasure because we wanted something to happen to the bad boss.” Turns out the workplace is a breeding ground for revenge because rules, procedures and codes of honor are constantly violated, says Bies, who co-wrote “Getting Even: The Truth About

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Uniontown, Kan., says the worst Christmas gift she ever received was from her younger brother. It was the early1970s, and portable eight-track music players were the rage. And that’s what she got: a “twin” to her brother’s eighttrack player. Debra inserted her favorite Led Zeppelin tape and – nothing! Little bro had given her his player, which was broken. He had a great laugh; Debra wanted to kill him. Shortly thereafter, Debra took the busted player to the merchant it had come from to get it fixed. But she ended up getting a brand-new one from the store. “The last Christmas laugh was on my brother, who thought I neededtogiveitbacktohim.But my parents said, ‘No, that was a gift to your sister.’ ” Debra reports she sure enjoyed playing it around her brother the next couple of years. Sometimes a bad gift turns good. A few years after Merrill MillerofKansasCitylosthiswife of 43 years, daughter Nancy gave him a cookbook for Christmas. She’d figured out that her dad didn’t know his way around the kitchen and was eating out a lot. Merrill didn’t appreciate the gift – he didn’t think the cookbook was an appropriate present for a man. Nancy, however, informed him that if he could read, he could learn to cook. And he did. “Eleven years later, I still get a warm smile every time I pick it up and prepare a meal,” Merrill says.

GIFTS hardly contain my enthusiasm,” Maggie says. But we’re willing to betshegrewtolovethosePJs,especially on cold winter nights. Some gifts really do stink. Geri Smiley of Grandview, Mo., used to live in Idaho, “where I hiked in the Sawtooth Mountains every day afterworkand(oneday)cameacross a true find: dried bear scat.” Yes, bear poop. Geri decided said poo would be a “unique gift” for a 10year-old nephew, so the scat was packed in a box and shipped off to Ohio. The present had a noticeable smell once the box was opened. “We howl about it to this day,” Geri says. Sometimes a gift just seems bad at first. Bree Fallon of Overland Park, Kan., remembers well the Christmas she was in sixth grade. She got a microscope from Santa. Her younger sister, however, got a karaoke machine. But, Bree says, “I supposethisallmakessensegivenI went on to things like quiz bowl and shot put while she excelled at cheerleadingandsocializing.Truly a defining moment.” Sometimes it’s all a mistake. Betty Marxsen of Kansas City, Mo., tells of the time she and her family bought their mom, who was about 70, a nice bathrobe. They even paid to have it professionally gift wrapped. But there was some mix-up, because come Christmas morn,

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seems ready made for New Year’s Eve. Alex Weissner, 26, in Denver isn’t interested. “I’ve never been on a date on New Year’s Eve, and I’m pretty sure most of my close friends haven’t either,” she said. She, too, will celebrate with a group of friends. And that kiss? “I feel like so many young women out there need to have that date,” Weissner said, “but honestly why not just enjoy your life and you never know what might happen?” Shannon Mouton, 43, in Washington, D.C., has been in several long-term relationships that involved being together for New Year’s Eve. This year, she isn’t. Like Weissner, she’ll be with friends, with a likely stop at church. “I did spend one New Year’s Eve with just a single girlfriend of mine and it was depressing,” she said. “I knew I would never do that again. It felt like two spinsters sitting at home watching time and the world go by us.” It’s tough for Jennifer Marcus, 25, in Fort Wayne, N.J., to be around coupled friends on New Year’s Eve, especially considering she just broke up

with her boyfriend of three years. “Part of me is dreading the holiday,” she said. “I think I’ll be really sad watching people around me with their significant others. But the other part of me is excited. I can spend the holiday with close family and friends, ringing in the New Year with people that really matter most.” The New Year’s Eve dread, for those similarly prone, sets in right about now, said 29year-old Doree Lewak, who wrote “The Panic Years: A Guide to Surviving Smug Married Friends, Bad Taffeta and Life on the Wrong Side of 25 Without a Ring.” “Women still feel huge pressure around the holidays — and certainly exacerbated by New Year’s — to have a date,” said Lewak, in New York City. “I don’t think that moment has passed.” Lewak interviewed about 300 20-something and 30something women for her look at single life. “An overwhelming number felt angst and despair during the holidays and especially in places like New York, where the holidays really loom large,” she said. New Year’s Eve and the midnight kiss, Lewak said, “are “so tied up with having a significant other. I don’t think women can articulate why. It’s just so built into our DNA.”

share. When one woman found out that her weatherman husband was having an affair, she scrawled “666” on his forehead when he was sleeping. He couldn’t rub it off before his next television broadcast. “I think revenge can be healthy when it’s handled well,” Gallagher says. “It can stop you from feeling powerless or victimized.” The best retaliation story Gallagher shares is her own. Years ago, Gallagher’s then-boyfriend said he was going to Switzerland to see a friend who was dying of cancer. A few weeks later, a woman called Gallagher and said she

had been with him in Italy. “I was seething,” Gallagher recalls. Naturally, she broke up with him. But she also got him back. Knowing how much he loved his car, Gallagher unscrewed the panel to his door and planted a marble. For months, her ex-boyfriend drove around wondering where the incessant rattle was coming from. It made him crazy. Mechanics were equally baffled. Eventually, he had the car stripped. There he found the marble, with a note that said, “You finally found it, sucker.”

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St. Jude activities mark start of basketball season

Landon T. Keen

Mateo A. Cruz

Landon Theodore Keen, son of Raymond and Erin Keen, Dallas, is celebrating his first birthday today, Dec. 29. Landon is a grandson of Jerry and Gail Keen, North Carolina, and Robert and Jan Warner, Sweet Valley. He is a great-grandson of Kenneth Cooper, Shavertown, and Dolores Warner, Dallas. Landon has a brother, Holden Joseph, 2.

Mateo Anthony Cruz, son of Alyssa Maurer and Wilfredo Cruz, Wilkes-Barre, is celebrating his second birthday today, Dec. 29. Mateo is a grandson of Brenda Maurer and Andrew Kmetz, Hunlock Creek; the late Mark Maurer; Maria Rodriguez, Puerto Rico; and Luis Cruz, Philadelphia. He is a great-grandson of the late Joseph and Lorraine Polomchak. Mateo has a sister, Nia, 7.

To celebrate the beginning of basketball season, the student body of St. Jude School participated in an afternoon of activities in the school gym. Students and faculty took part in chariot racing with sleeping bags, a cheese ball toss and balloon basketball. Cheerleaders performed routines to promote school spirit. The annual School Spirit Stick contest was won by the third grade. Several middle school students posed as Pillow People and performed the Cha Cha Slide. The day ended with a basketball game between middle school girls and boys. With their new spirit shirts, from left, first row, are Summer Zito. Second row: Emily Thomas, Madison Stoltz, McKaylia Ward, Katie Wills, Taylor Josefowicz, Annie Hagenbuch, Devyn Boich and Alyson Rymar. Third row: Michael McCarthy, Matthew DiGangi, Ethan Hoda, Tommy Shafer, Matthew Hayden, Josh Gronka, Patrick Curley, Dominic Capaci and Hunter Frerichs.

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Theodore J. Taylor Theodore James Taylor, son of Jordan Taylor, Wapwallopen, and Jeff Taylor, Wilkes-Barre, celebrated his first birthday Dec. 27. Teddy is a grandson of Teddy and Sandy Mylet, Wapwallopen; Margaret Taylor, Wilkes-Barre; and the late Jeffrey Taylor. He is a great-grandson of Elizabeth Taylor and Al Siley, both of Wilkes-Barre, and Jerry and Pearl Stemrich, Wapwallopen. Teddy has a sister, Talisha, 13, and Sophia, 2.

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School in Forty Fort are offering area elementary, middle and high school students and their families an opportunity to visit either campus on Jan. DUPONT: The Dupont V.F.W. Post 4909 Home Associ- 16. Registration will begin at 8 ation will hold its annual New a.m. at the Lower School and Year’s Eve celebration beginning 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the at 8:30 a.m. at the Upper School. Visiting students will Post home. attend classes, tour campus A dinner buffet will be served 7:30-9 p.m. and the bar and have lunch. Tours of the will be open 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Upper and Lower Schools for Hats, leis and noisemakers will parents will also be offered. Other Visitation Days will be be provided, along with midheld on Feb. 20 and April 9. night coffee, donuts and snacks. Musical entertainment Prospective students may also arrange an individual visitation will be provided by Danny Argo and Friends with dancing day at the Upper or Lower Schools any time classes are in from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Cost is $35 and reservations session. For more information, or to must be made by Friday. Contact Bob Lopata at 654-9104 for register for the day’s events, call the Lower School Admistickets. sion Office at 570-718-6610 and KINGSTON/FORTY FORT: the Upper School at 570-270The Wyoming Seminary Upper 2160, or visit www.wyomingSchool in Kingston and Lower seminary.org.

Redeemer students give multi-media presentations Sem service group helps Angel Tree program Members of the Wyoming Seminary Upper School Community Service Group recently participated in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Project. Collections for new toys and clothes for 15 boys and 15 girls began in November and ended on Dec. 5. This is the eighth year that the Community Service Group has participated in the Angel Tree Program. With some of the donations, from left, are Community Service Group members, Leah Goldberg, Wilkes-Barre; Francesca Domiano, Old Forge; Junkai Zeng, Nanjing, China; Bethany Brody, Edwardsville, Angel Tree project coordinator; and Amy Shick, Mountain Top.

Students in the U.S. Government and Constitutional Law class at Holy Redeemer High School have been using a variety of electronic media to complete projects on current issues in U.S. government. Students chose topics, researched them from multiple perspectives, analyzed the data critically and are developing multi-media presentations. The students used iPads on loan from the Luzerne Intermediate Unit; school-based computers, multimedia projectors, Microsoft applications and the Cornell Notes system to research, analyze, and present the projects. Some of the participants, from left, first row: Ryan Endler, Plains Township; Jeremy Worlinsky, Swoyersville; Ryan English, Kingston; and Brian Kelly, Pittston. Standing: Sister Claire Marie Kulp, teacher; and Mary Frances Selecky, project coordinator and director of Library Services.

MMI Spanish Club holds piñata contest

MMI Preparatory School, Freeland, held its annual Spanish II Piñata Contest. Under the leadership of Spanish teacher Dennis Clarke, students spent several weeks designing, building and decorating their piñatas. Winning students, from left: Clarke; Hayle Shearer, second-place winner, with her Chapstick piñata; Elijah Dove, first-place winner, with his Bob-omb piñata; and Elias Slusser, second-place winner, with his Philadelphia Phillies piñata.

REUNIONS Lake-Lehman Band Alumni Lake-Lehman Band Alumni from 1962 to 1989 will meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Grotto Pizza, Harveys Lake. Representatives are needed to contact band members, especially for the sixties, and anyone interested in playing in a reunion band. An Open House is planned 1-5 p.m. June 16, 2012, at the Lake-Lehman High School. Donations to cover costs can be sent to Lake-Lehman Band Alumni, c/o Virginia Piatt Ide, 65 Boyle Road, Dallas, Pa. 18612. Any members interested in planning the reunion are invited to attend. Contact Ginny Piatt Ide at 570-639-2587 or gmide@ yahoo.com, or Mary Beth Duffy Tomko at tomko5@comcast.net.

WVW Middle School spaghetti dinner, raffle benefit nonprofits

Kistler students sponsor angel tree

The Wyoming Valley West Middle School Student Council recently held a spaghetti dinner and basket raffle in the school cafeteria. The proceeds from the fundraiser were disbursed to numerous local nonprofit organizations. One of the programs that received a donation was Dinners for Kids, created by David Tevet, owner of Ollie’s Restaurant in Edwardsville. This program delivers nutritionally balanced dinners six days a week to children in need. At the check presentation, from left, first row, are eighth-grade Student Council members Ethan Rosentel, Clare Winton and Hunnter Maxwell. Second row: Youngeun Park, Elizabeth Wood and Haley Sartin. Third row: Michael Munzing and Joanne Derwin, Student Council advisers; Tevet; Deborah Troy, principal; and David Bond and Barry Rogers, assistant principals.

Student council members at Dr. Kistler Elementary School sponsored an angel tree at the school. Students and faculty members chose an angel from the tree and purchased a gift for the child listed on the back. All gifts were donated to a local charity in the school’s district. Some of the participants, from left, first row, are John Koval, Victoria Collum, Sara Morris, Diominique Suydam and Hannah Prutzman. Second row: Stephen Franckiewicz; Natalia Hanson-Richart; Josh Williamson; Gary Curran; Isabella Weidow; Emma Barker; Jordan Givens; Giavana Scazzafabo; Ava Fellerman; Inez Weinstock, dean of students; Abbey Weidler; and Kelly Nilon, adviser, Student Council.

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CHRYSLER ‘08 SEBRING

Leather. Heated seats. DVD Player. $11,880

BEN’S AUTO SALES RT 309 W-B Twp. Near Wegman’s 570-822-7359

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10 Malibu LS $11,495 10 Fusion SEL $14,995 09 ESCAPE XLT $11,495 10 SUZUKI SX4 $12,495 10COBALT SPORTY $9,995 08 RANGER 50K $10,995 Full Notary Service Tags & Title Transfers

BMWSilver, `01 X5fully 4.4i.

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

BMW `07 328xi Black with black

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

BMW `99 M3with Convertible

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

BMW ‘04 325 XI White. Fully

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

BUICK `05 LACROSSE

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

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

CHEVROLET ‘06 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE

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

CHEVY `97 ASTROVAN Beautiful, 4 door. Power steering & brakes. 8 cylinder. Excellent condition. $3,000. Negotiable. 570-762-3504

CHEVY 08 IMPALA LTZ

Metallic gray, sunroof, leather, Bose Satellite with CD radio, heated seats, traction control, fully loaded. Remote Start. 50k miles. $16,995 or trade. (570) 639-5329

CHEVY ‘11 MALIBU LT Moonroof. 7K miles. $15,880

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

CHEVY`10 CAMARO

SS2. Fully load, V8, jewel red with white stripes on hood & trunk, list price is $34,500, Selling for $29,900. Call 570-406-1974

CHRYSLER `06 300 4 door sedan in per-

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

DODGE `02 NEON SXT. 4 door. Auto-

matic. Yellow with black interior. Power windows & locks. FWD. $3,500. Call 570-709-5677 or 570-819-3140

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

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

CROSSROAD MOTORS

570-825-7988 700 Sans Souci Highway WE SELL FOR LESS!!

‘10 Dodge Caravan SXT 32K. Silver-Black. Power slides. Factory warranty. $17,499 ‘09 Jeep Libery Limited Power sunroof. Only 18K. Factory Warranty. $19,899 ‘09 DODGE CALIBER SXT 2.0 Automatic, 24k Factory Warranty! $12,099 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS Only 18K! One Owner - Estate Sale. Factory Warranty. $13,799 ‘08 SUBARU Special Edition 42k, 5 speed, AWD. Factory warranty. $13,299 ‘08 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 4x4, Regular Cab, 63K, Factory Warranty $13,299 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 4 door, only 37K! 5 Yr. 100K factory warranty $11,699 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 60k. Factory warranty. $9,699 ‘05 BUICK CENTURY Only 48K. $5,699 ‘05 HONDA CRV EX One owner, just traded, 65K. $12,899 ‘05 Suzuki Verona LX Auto. 64K. Factory warranty. $5,399 ‘01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive 74K $5,799 ‘99 J EEP G RAND C HEROKEE Limited. 74K. Estate Sale. $5,999 TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY

DODGE `02 STRATUS

Blue metallic. 4 door. Grey interior. Auto. A/C. Power windows, locks, steering, brakes & mirrors. Alloys. Dual air bags. Non-smoker, extra clean. 98K miles. Must see. $4,995. Clean PA title. Trade Welcome 570-829-3929

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

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

FORD `08 ESCAPE

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

FORD ‘07 MUSTANG V6, 5-speed auto-

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

FORD ‘08 FOCUS SE Auto. Alloys. CD Player. $10,990

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

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HYUNDAI ‘05 ELANTRA

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

570-714-4146

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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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PONTIAC 08 VIBE

Low miles. AWD. $13,860

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

PORSCHE `85 944

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

SUBARUAWD. `02 FORESTER L. Red. HYUNDAI ‘11 SONATA GLS

Auto. Power windows. Power locks & extras. Only 800 miles. Runs good. $13,995 Flood Title Trade Welcome 570-829-3929

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

LEXUS `01 ES 300 80,000 miles,

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

LEXUS `98 LS 400

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

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

NISSAN `08 SENTRA

58K miles. 4 cylinder, 6 speed manual. Great condition. All power. A/C. Cruise. Reduced $9,800. Call 570-333-4379

NISSAN `08 XTERRA

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

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

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

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

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

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VOLVO `06 XC90

All wheel drive, navigation, 2 DVD’s, white/beige leather seats. Heated front seat, 7 passenger, all power options, power moon roof. 70,000 miles. Balance of 100,000 mile warranty. Must see to appreciate! $19,850. Trade welcome. (570) 829-3929

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

VOLVO 850 ‘95 WAGON Runs good, air,

Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale automatic, fair in classified shape. $1,800. is the best way 347-693-4156 tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness 415 Autos-Antique with classified! & Classic SUZUKI ‘10 SX4 4x4 6,000 miles. $14,000. ‘08 Ford F250, 4x4 4,000 miles, 4 door, 8 foot bed/with or without plow. $45,000. All showroom new! 570-826-0200 or 570-868-3968

TOYOTA `10

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

TOYOTA ‘00 SOLARA SE SUPER CLEAN All power, new

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

TOYOTA ‘00 SOLARA SE SUPER CLEAN

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

TOYOTA 07 CAMRY LE Low miles. One owner. $12,750

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

TOYOTA ‘09 COROLLA S Auto. 4 Cylinder. $14,629

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

CHEVY ‘30 HOTROD COUPE $49,000

FORD ‘76 THUNDERBIRD

All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000

MERCEDES ‘29

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

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

OLDSMOBILE `68 DELMONT

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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.

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HARLEY 2011 HERITAGE SOFTTAIL

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

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Commercial Trucks & Equipment

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

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

GMC SIERRA ‘98 3500 4WD Stake Side,

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

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HYOSUNG `04 COMET

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

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

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘03 Dyna Wide Glide

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

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

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘05 V-ROD VRSCA

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

HONDA ‘84 XL200R 8,000 original miles,

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

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FORD ‘28 MODEL A Sport Coupe.

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

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MERCEDES 1975

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

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

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

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

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FORD SALEEN ‘04 281 SC Coupe

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MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

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

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NISSAN ‘02 ALTIMA

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

PONTIAC `04 VIBE White. New manual 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

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

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

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

NEW 2012 FORD FOCUS SE

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

NEW 2012 FORD FUSION SE

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

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27 Mos.

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

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

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

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

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

27 Mos.

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

27 Mos.

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

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

27 Mos.

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

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

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


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Motorcycles

HARLEY DAVIDSON 2006 NIGHTTRAIN SPECIAL EDITION

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

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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

SUNLINE SOLARIS `91 25’ travel trailer A/C.

HSoft ARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80 riding FLH.

Bunk beds. New fridge & hot water heater. Excellent condition. $3,900. 570-466-4995

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

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

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

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

YAMAHA ‘97 ROYALSTAR 1300

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

CHEVY `99 SILVERADO

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

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

CHEVY `00 SILVERADO

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

CHEVY ‘10 EQUINOX LT

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CHEROKEE ‘10 Travel trailer. 39 ft.,

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

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

D.P. MOTORS

1451 SHOEMAKER AVE, W. WYOMING

FORD ‘05 ESCAPE XLS

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

570-714-4146

BUY * SELL * TRADE

Moonroof. Alloys. 1 Owner. $19,995 1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

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

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

CHEVY 99 SILVERADO 4X4 Auto. V8. Bargain

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

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

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

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

CHEVY `10 SILVERADO 4 Door Crew Cab

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

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

FORD ‘97 F150 4X4 Auto. V6. New

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

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

FORD ‘00 EXPLORER XLT. CD. Power

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

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

FORD 01 F150 XLT Extra cab. 2

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

DODGE 07 CALIBER

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

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

FORD 02 F150 Extra Cab. 6

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

AWD. 1 owner. $17,880

FORD ‘06 E-350 CARGO VAN Over 100,000

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

FORD 08 EDGE SEL Leather. Auto. $16,990

D.P. MOTORS

1451 SHOEMAKER AVE, W. WYOMING

GMC '02 SAFARI CARGO VAN

AWD. Auto. Warrantied. $4,895

570-714-4146

BUY * SELL * TRADE

GMC `05 SAVANA 1500 Cargo Van.

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

HONDA `10 ODYSSEY

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

Leather & Moonroof. $14,990

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

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

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412 Autos for Sale

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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

JEEP 03 LIBERTY

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. 52,000 miles.

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

HYUNDAI ‘06 SANTE FE LTD

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

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

D.P. MOTORS

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

570-714-4146

BUY * SELL * TRADE

JEEP `02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO

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

D.P. MOTORS

1451 SHOEMAKER AVE, W. WYOMING

JEEP ‘05 GRAND CHEROKEE

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

570-714-4146

BUY * SELL * TRADE

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TOYOTA 09 RAV 4

Only 13K miles! Remote Starter. $19,995

(570) 237-1082 560 Pierce St. Shopping for a Kingston, PA new apartment? www.wyoming Classified lets valleymotors.com 570-714-9924 you compare costs without hassle Doyouneedmorespace? or worry! A yard or garage sale Get moving in classified with classified! is the best way

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

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

1451 SHOEMAKER AVE, W. WYOMING

JEEP ‘04 GRAND CHEROKEE

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

tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified!

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

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

MAZDA 03 MPV VAN V6. CD Player.

JEEP ‘07 GRAND CHEROKEE

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

4WD & Alloys. $15,880

MITSUBISHI `11

OUTLANDER SPORT SE AWD, Black interi-

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

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

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

NISSAN `04 JEEP 98 CHEROKEE PATHFINDER SPORT 2 door. 4x4. 6 ARMADA cylinder. Auto. Excellent condition.

Like new! $4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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

LEXUS `96 LX 450

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

85K. 4x4. Auto. Nice, clean interior. Runs good. New battery & brakes. All power. CD. $6,800 570-762-8034 570-696-5444

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412 Autos for Sale

SUZUKI `03 XL-7

457 Wanted to Buy Auto

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

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Accounting/ Finance

BOOKKEEPER

Part time for accounting office. Knowledge of QuickBooks, and payroll preparation necessary. Send Resume to: 561 N. Main St. Suite 2, Pittston, PA 18640

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IT’S LIKE MEETING SAVINGS UNDER THE MISTLETOE. 0.9% APR* ON ALL NEW ACURA MODEL S For well-qualified buyers

2012 MDX

2012 TL

2012 RL

2012 RDX

2012 TSX SPORT WAGON

2012 ZDX

Local company located in Hazleton is seeking a full-time Collections Specialist in their expanding Credit Department. The ideal candidate will have a to work 9:30 to 6pm, have experience making collection calls, resolving A/R disputes, and investigating deductions and chargebacks. This is a high visibility position that requires excellent analytical, communication, and organizational skills. Professionalism and assertiveness are an absolute must. SAP experience a definite plus. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefit package. Qualified applicants should submit their resume and salary requirements by fax to HR Dept. 570-450-0231 or e-mail to donna.reimold@ forbo.com or mail to D. Reimold, Box 667, Hazleton, PA 18201.

TAX PREPARER

No experience necessary. Enroll in a FREE 1-week training class. Focus on providing quality service to Liberty Tax customers. Day and evening classes available. Seasonal job opportunities. Pittston & Plains 883-7829 Edwardsville & West Pittston 288-4007 Wilkes-Barre & Hanover Twp 208-1096 Dallas 675-2240

TAXWANTED PREPARERS

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

Fall in love with a great deal this holiday season. During the Season of Reason Sales Event, you’ll find exceptional offers on every new Acura. So instead of going overboard this holiday season, we invite you to do something smarter—oversave. Visit your local Acura dealer or acura.com today.

2012 TSX

Accounting/ Finance

COLLECTIONS SPECIALIST

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

$25,995

JEEPAuto. 04 LIBERTY V6.

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TOYOTA 02 TACOMA

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

Leather. Moonroof. One owner. $13,450 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

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LEXUS `06 GX 470

HONDA ‘09 CRV LX

HONDA 06 CRV SE

R/T. AWD. Alloys. $14,880

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

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FORD `04 EXPLORER

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

CHEVY 05 SILVERADO

CHRYSLER 02 TOWN & COUNTRY V6. Like new!

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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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

CHEVROLET `07 EQUINOX AWD LT Maroon with gray

Kawasaki` 93 ZX11D NINJA LIKE NEW 8900 Original

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For more information; visit your local showroom today or acura.com. *Subject to limited availability through January 3, 2012, on approved credit through Acura Financial Services, DBA of AmericanHonda Finance Corp. 0.9% APR for 24–36 months on all new and unregistered 2011 and 2012 Acura models through January 3, 2012, for well-qualified buyers. Not all buyers will qualify. Higher financing rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Example (per $1,000 financed and for 0.9% APR): 24 months financing at $42.06/month or 36 months financing at $28.16/month. Dealers set actual price. See dealer for complete details. © 2011 Acura. Acura,TSX, MDX, TL, RDX, ZDX and RL are trademarks of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

MEDIUM DUTY MECHANIC Own tools required. 8 hours/5 days a week. Call Jim @ Williams Bus Line 570-474-5279

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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

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Logistics/ Transportation

NEEDED IMMEDIATELY FORKLIFT OPERATORS AND EXPERIENCED CLAMP TRUCK Must have 1 year experience. $11.50 to start raise after 90 days and 180 days. Benefits after 90 Days. Paid holidays, vacation after 1 year. Overtime available. Apply in person East Coast Logistics & Distribution 140 Industrial Drive (old Techneglas building) Pittston, PA

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Marketing/ Product

MARKETER

Audition to be our famous Lady Liberty. Male or Female. Energy and Enthusiasm a must! Earn income being a Liberty Tax Marketer. Pittston & Plains 883-7829 Edwardsville & West Pittston 288-4007 Wilkes-Barre & Hanover Twp 417-4814 Dallas 675-2240

548 Medical/Health

PITTSTON HEAVENLY MANOR Needs kind & dedi-

cated Caretakers/ Aides. No experience needed. Med Techs & Detailed Housekeeper. Needs GED or HS diploma. Apply 9-2. 51 Main St., Pittston.

IN-HOME AIDE

Saturday’s and Sunday’s with an overnight. References and resume. Driver’s license. Call 570-814-6040

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Other

Do you have a special place in your heart for young people? FCCY is a foster care agency looking for giving families. Reimbursement, training and support provided. Interested? Call 1-800-747-3807. EOE

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Production/ Operations

MANUFACTURING

KMS FAB LLC has immediate openings for the positions listed below. -Laser and Turret Operators -MIG and TIG Welders Please email your resume to: kbrunges@kmspa. com or fill out an application at KMS, FAB, LLC. 100 Parry St. Luzerne, PA. 18709 E.O.E.

TRANSLOAD OPERATOR

Rapidly growing business has a need for self-motivated individuals to fill the fast paced position of Transload Operator at our Pittston, PA site. Mechanical and computer skills are a plus and excellent communication abilities are a must. The position requires multi-tasking and shift work along with respect for safety and customer service. The successful candidates must be able to manipulate levers from scaffolding and possess a valid driver’s license. Competitive Wage and Benefit Package. Submit Resume to: Human Resources PO Box 726 Sheffield, PA 16347

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

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Warehouse

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

Apply Today At www. adeccousa.com Or Call 570.451.3726

United One Resources is seeking candidates for full-time Real Estate Title Processors. The successful candidates must be able to work in a fast pace environment, have excellent organizational, communication and customer service skills. Prior experience in title insurance, real estate, banking, or customer service is preferred. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package. Please forward your resume and salary requirements to: iwanttowork@unitedoneresources.com

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

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

Full Benefit Package

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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Other

LIGHT WAREHOUSE/ EQUIPMENT ROOM WORKER Light Warehouse

worker needed. Must be dependable and able to lift 20 to 50lbs. Experience preferred but will train the right candidate. Selfmotivated individual with a dedicated sense of follow thru. Competitive starting rate. Company offers a voluntary Health Benefits Package and 401K Plan. Pleasant environment. Must be reliable. Please call Stefanie at 888-5148883 or fax resume to attn: Stefanie at 570-517-5003.

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Other

Immediate openings for part-time work in Dallas and Laflin Local manufacturing plant Up to 22.5 hours per week Flexible shifts and days Shifts pay $10.15/$10.40/$10.46 per hour Must be a minimum of 18 years of age

Employment applications can be obtained at:

Offset Paperback Mfrs., Inc. 2211 Memorial Hwy. Dallas, PA 18612

716

Building Materials

SCREEN DOOR. 4x8 for 8’ patio door. New in box. $75 570-823-2505

720

Cemetery Plots/Lots

MEMORIAL SHRINE CEMETERY 6 Plots Available

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

MEMORIAL SHRINE

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

724 Cellular Phones

APPLE IPHONE 4 S Brand new with

600 FINANCIAL 610

Business Opportunities

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

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.

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Clothing

COAT

TAX REFUND COMING?

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

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

Designer Clothes at Discount prices. Your favorite current styles. Convenient, local fashions, with no shipping or return hassles. 100 Wyoming Ave. Wyoming, PA

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570-824-5774

Jan-Pro.com

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

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Antiques & Collectibles

Computer Equipment & Software

TOWER Gateway Pentium 4 Tower. 3ghz cpu with hyperthread. 1gb ram, new mainboard & 80gb harddrive, card reader, dvdrw. $75. 570-905-2985.

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Furniture & Accessories

BRAND NEW P-TOP QUEEN MATTRESS SET!! Still in bags! $150!! MUST SELL!! Call Steve @ 280-9628!!

FURNISH FOR LESS

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

MATTRESS SALE

We Beat All Competitors Prices!

Mattress Guy

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

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Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

$ ANTIQUES BUYING $ Old Toys, model kits,

Bikes, dolls, guns, Mining Items, trains & Musical Instruments, Hess. 474-9544

United One Resources, Inc. 270 North Sherman Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 EOE M/F/D/V Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Warehouse

506 Administrative/ Clerical

TITLE PROCESSOR

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HOOSIER CABINET with pull out baking table. $850. 570-817-6479 SLOT MACHINE, Red Meteor with tokens, $100. 570-239-4864 TABLE: oak farmhouse table $40 570-817-6479 WAGON. Radio Flyer. 34x15. Needs restoration. New in mid 1940’s. $35 570-823-2505

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Appliances

APPLIANCE PA RT S E T C .

Used appliances. Parts for all brands. 223 George Ave. Wilkes-Barre 570-820-8162 DISHWASHER, Portable, Kenmore, Black with Butcher Block top, $200. 570-333-4494 Why Spend Hundreds on New or Used Appliances? Most problems with your appliances are usually simple and inexpensive to fix! Save your hard earned money, Let us take a look at it first! 30 years in the business. East Main Appliances 570-735-8271 Nanticoke

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Baby Items

BABY TRAVEL SYSTEM $50. Jumparoo $35. 2 infant car seat Bases $20. each. 570-417-2940

WEST WYOMING FLEA MARKET 6th Street

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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

Saturday 8am - 2pm Open New Years Day 8am - 4pm

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Medical Equipment

SCOOTER PRIDE MOBILITY good condition. $350. 570-350-4298

758 Miscellaneous

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

758 Miscellaneous FABRICS assorted $10. Moving, must sell 570-313-5213

FREE AD POLICY

The Times Leader will accept ads for used private party merchandise only for items totaling $1,000 or less. All items must be priced and state how many of each item. Your name address, email and phone number must be included. No ads for ticket sales accepted. Pet ads accepted if FREE ad must state FREE. One Submission per month per household. You may place your ad online at timesleader.com, or email to classifieds@ timesleader.com or fax to 570-831-7312 or mail to Classified Free Ads: 15 N. Main Street, WilkesBarre, PA. Sorry no phone calls. HELMET motorcycle Outlaw brand, size large, new in box, 1/2 helmet style ,3 snap visor, leather look with skull embroidery. Retails for $120 sell for $50. OBO. 822-6258 KNIVES Kitchen Worthy the premium collection 10 total including cleaver— $40. 570-489-2675 SNOW BLADE 46” for John Deere 110, 120, 130 or 140. all attachments including weights, tire chains, operators manual, excellent condition. For all $125. 333-5394 TRUCK CAP. Fiberglass A.R.E. with sliding screen windows and locking door. 76x62. $600 STEPCLIMBER, 425i Tunturi, $200. FLASHING, copper 3x8, $200 570-674-0680

776 Sporting Goods

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

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

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138 White Birch Ln Charming two story on nice lot features, living room, dining room with hardwoods, modern Oak kitchen, first floor family room, 4 large bedrooms, 2 full & 2 half baths. Deck overlooking level rear yard. 2 car garage. Gas heat, Central air. (11-3115) $310,000 Call Kevin Smith 570-696-5422

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211 Hillside One Enjoy the comforts & amenities of living in a beautifully maintained townhouse, 3/4 Bedrooms, family room with fireplace out to deck. Bright & airy kitchen, finished lower level, Tennis, Golf & Swimming are yours to enjoy & relax. Maintenance free living. PRICE REDUCED! $210,000 MLS# 10-1221 Call Geri 570-696-0888

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

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

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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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DURYEA 314 Edward St

Wonderful neighborhood, this 4 bedroom, 10 year old home has it all!. Extra room on first floor, great for mother in law suite or rec room. 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

DURYEA

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

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

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619 Foote Ave. 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

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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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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

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

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP Modern 3 bedroom.

1 1/2 bath. Driveway. Gas heat. Lease. No pets. No smoking. $750 + utilities. Call Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769 122-124 SHORT ST. OUT OF THE FLOOD ZONE! Very nice double-block on a quiet street. Good income property for an investor or live in one side & rent the other to help with a mortgage. #122 has living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a full bath. #124 has living room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths & a family room with free-standing fireplace. Off-street parking on one side. Taxes are currently $1,516 on assessed value of $68,700. MLS#11-3694 PRICE REDUCED TO $59,900 Mary Ellen & Walter Belchick 570-696-6566

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

EXETER 105 Cedar Street Price Reduced! $50,000

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

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

311 Lockville Rd Stately brick 2 story, with in-ground pool, covered patio, finished basement, fireplace, wood stove 3 car attached garage, 5 car detached garage with apartment above. MLS#11-1242 $719,000 Call Joe or Donna, 613-9080

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

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

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187 South Street 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, modern kitchen, security system, beautifully landscaped patio, pond & above ground pool. Great neighborhood! Close to major highways. MLS #11-2370 $124,500 Call Debra at 570-714-9251

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3 Bedroom 1.5 bath ranch with new windows hardwood floors finished basement 2 car garage and a finished basement. MLS 11-3610 $154,900 Call Pat Guesto 570-793-4055 CENTURY 21 SIGNATURE PROPERTIES 570-675-5100

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

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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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476 Wyoming St. Nice 3 bedroom single home. Gas heat. COnvenient location. To settle estate. Reduced to $34,900 Call Jim for details 570-735-8932 or 570-542-5708

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94 Ferry Road Nice vinyl sided 2 story situated on a great corner fenced lot in Hanover Twp. 2 bedrooms, 2 modern baths, additional finished space in basement for 2 more bedrooms or office/ playrooms. Attached 2 car garage connected by a 9x20 breezeway which could be a great entertaining area! Above ground pool, gas fireplace, gas heat, newer roof and “All Dri” system installed in basement. MLS #11626. $119,900 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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95 Pulaski St. Large home on nice sized lot. Newer windows, walk up attic. 3 bedrooms, nice room sizes, walk out basement. Great price you could move right in. For more info and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-4554 $39,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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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

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

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EDWARDSVILLE 192 Hillside Ave

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

EDWARDSVILLE

274 Hillside Ave. PRICED TO SELL. THIS HOME IS A MUST SEE. Great starter home in move in condition. Newer 1/2 bath off kitchen & replacement windows installed. MLS11-560. $52,000 Roger Nenni EXT. 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

EXETER

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

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

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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 FORY FORT

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

577 Nanticoke St. Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 story home in quiet neighborhood. This home features an enclosed patio with hot tub, enclosed front porch, walk up floored attic with electric. 2 coal stoves and much more. All measurements approximate. MLS 10-4645. $80,900 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770 HANOVER TWP.

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

Kwiatkowski Real Estate 570-825-7988

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

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

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

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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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Towne & Country Real Estate Co.

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

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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

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HARDING 310 Lockville Rd

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

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220 Wright Ave Modern 3 bedroom rancher. Woodburning fireplace in living room. Gas heat. Central air conditioning. Aluminum siding. Newer roof. Nice yard. Extras. (FHA financing: $3,675 down, $585 month, 4% interest, 30 years.) Seller willing to assist with buyer's closing costs, up to 6% of purchase price! MLS 11-4225 $105,000 Bob Kopec HUMFORD REALTY 570-822-5126 KINGSTON

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

JENKINS TWP. 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

HARVEYS LAKE

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

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

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40 N. Landon St. Residential area, 4 bedroom plus 2 in attic totaling 6. 1 1/2 baths. Half block from schools. All new rugs and appliances, laundry room, two car garage, off street parking, $119,900. Call 570-829-0847

KINGSTON REDUCED!!

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

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HARVEYS LAKE

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

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

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

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

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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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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

KINGSTON REDUCED

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

NEW LISTING 13 Fordham Road Totally remodeled custom brick ranch in Oakwood Park. This home features an open floor plan with hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, kitchen, formal living & dining rooms, family room, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, office with private entrance, laundry room on first floor, tons of closets and storage areas, walk-up attic, great finished basement with fireplace, builtin grill, in-ground pool, cabana with half bath, an oversized 2-car garage & a security system. Renovations include new: windows, gas furnace, central air, electrical service, hardwood floors, Berber carpeting, freshly painted, updated bathrooms & much, much, more. $399,700 Call Donna 570-613-9080

LUZERNE

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

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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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

LAFLIN

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

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

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459 Bennett St. Very nice 5 bedroom, 2 story home in nice area of Luzerne. Off street parking for 4 cars. 1st floor master bedroom & laundry. Replacement windows on 2nd floor. 5 year young full bath. Modern kitchen w/breakfast bar, oak cabinets. Basement always DRY! All measurements approximate MLS11-3745 $122,900 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 MINERS MILLS

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

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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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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

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

MOUNTAIN TOP

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.

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

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25 Shea St CAPE ANN: Large & Bright, 3 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, Carrara glass bathroom, finished lower level, family room (knotty pine) with bar. Oil heat, very large lot. Estate. View the mountains from the front porch. #112970. BIG REDUCTION! NEW PRICE $89,000 Go To The Top... Call JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481

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

Meticulously maintained ranch home in convenient Mountain Top location. Features include 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, charming foyer entrance, bright & beautiful living room, dining room opens to modern eat-in kitchen, new sun room addition, large family room, manicured lawn with beautiful hardscape in front. Large shed, large unfinished basement with half bath. MLS#11-3607 $159,900 Chris Jones 696-6558

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

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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

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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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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

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PITTSTON TWP. REDUCED

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 $164,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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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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KEYSTONE SECTION 9 Ridgewood Road

TOTAL BEAUTY 1 ACRE- PRIVACY Beautiful ranch 2

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

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PLYMOUTH

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

SMITH HOURIGAN GROUP

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

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207 daily papers / 260 Sunday papers 92 Tompkins Street Totally remodeled 2-story; 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car garage, deck, rear fence. MLS# 11-2770 NEW PRICE! $99,900 CALL JOE OR DONNA 570-613-9080

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$1,140 Monthly Profit + Tips

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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Exeter

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$620 Monthly Profit + Tips

149 daily papers / 149 Sunday papers Ann Street, Exeter Avenue, Elm Street Freemont Street, Susquehanna Avenue

Plains/Hudson

$900 Monthly Profit + Tips

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

Edwardsville

$680 Monthly Profit + Tips

Well maintained double block on quiet street, great neighborhood. Perfect home for you with one side paying most of your mortgage, or would make a good investment, with separate utilities & 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

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SHAVERTOWN

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

Signature Properties SHAVERTOWN

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

PRINGLE

350 Union St. Residential and commercial zone this property would make a perfect spot for your place of business. Zone B-3 highway business. See residential list #11-3569 for additional info and photos.MLS 11-3788 $67,500 Jay A. Crossin EXT. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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548 Medical/Health

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

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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

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

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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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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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SHICKSHINNY

THORNHURST

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

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

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120 Barber Street Nice ranch home! Great neighborhood. MLS#11-3365 $109,000 (570) 885-6731 (570) 288-0770

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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

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

570-643-2100 C21poconos.com TUNKHANNOCK

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

SWOYERSVILLE

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

SWOYERSVILLE

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Luxurious End Townhouse

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

THORNHURST

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

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

950 Center St. Unique property. Well maintained - 2 story 10 year old set on 3.56 acres. Privacy galore, pole barn 30x56 heated for storage of equipment, cars or boats. A must see property. GEO Thermal Heating System.Only 10 minutes from interstate 81 & 15 minutes to turnpike. MLS#10-3802 $249,900 Call Geri 570-696-0888

WAPWALLOPEN 359 Pond Hill Mountain Road

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

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WEST WYOMING

WILKES-BARRE

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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

WEST HAZLETON WHITE HAVEN

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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123 Dagobert St. Immaculately kept 2 story, 3 bedroom home in beautiful neighborhood. Home features newer doors, double hung E glass windows throughout. Air & ceiling fans in all rooms except bathroom. Beautiful year round sunroom in rear. Property includes 50x100 buildable lot, 3 parcels on one deed. A must see! MLS 11-2452 $119,500 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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

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$42,900 272 Stanton Street 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, 1 1/2 baths. Laundry room with washer & dryer, eat in kitchen includes refrigerator, stove, & dishwasher, built in A/C unit, fenced in yard, security system. MLS #11-4532 GO TO THE TOP... CALL JANE KOPP JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481 WILKES-BARRE 100 Darling St

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

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

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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

298 Lehigh Street Lovely 2 story with new roof, furnace, water heater, new cabinets and appliances. Whole house newly insulated. Nice deck and fenced-in yard. Call Chris at 570-8850900 for additional info or to tour. MLS 11-4505 $82,000 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE 35 Hillard Street

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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

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Beautiful 5 bedroom home, with 2 full baths w/linen closets. Modern kitchen with breakfast area and snack bar. Large pantry closet. Home features, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, 1st floor office area, living room, dining room, finished room in basement, walk up attic. 1 car garage, rear deck, fenced yard, ductless A/C. Call for your appointment today. MLS 10-4635 $92,000 Call Patty Lunski 570-735-7494 EXT. 304 Antonik & Associates, Inc. 570-735-7494 WILKES-BARRE

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

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

Former Blessed Sacrament Church, Rectory and paved parking lot. 4,372 square foot Church 1,332 square foot Rectory. Parking for 40 vehicles. Three adjacent lots for one price. $160,000 MLS#11-4037 Call Jeff Cook Realty World Bank Capital 570-235-1183

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

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314 Horton Street Wonderful home, 6 rooms. 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, twostory, living room with built-in bookcase, formal dining room with entrance to delightful porch. Eat-in kitchen. Private lot, detached garage. A must see home. MLS 11-2721 New Price $59,900 GO TO THE TOP... CALL

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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

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

KINGSTON 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

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64-66 Dorrance St. 3 units, off street parking with some updated Carpets and paint. $1500/ month income from long time tenants. W/d hookups on site. MLS 11-3517 $109,900 Call Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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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

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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

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1400 North Washington St Nice 2 story in need of some TLC with low taxes, near the casino. Roof is 5 years young. Newer water heater (installed '09), replacement windows throughout, 100 AMP electric, tiled bath, wall-towall carpeting entire 1st floor. $54,000. 11-4455. CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE

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

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Lily Lake, 2 Circle Ave Charming & beautiful remodeled cottage on 1/3 acre landscaped corner lot. Approx 200 ft from lake - great view! 1,072 sf. Enlarged bedroom, bath & office. Shed. Choice of electric baseboard, wood or coal. Quiet, peaceful and serene neighborhood. Includes row boat & kayak. www.lakehouse.com Ad #250771 $110,000. Call Harold or April (570) 379-2909

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

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2 Story, 3 bedrooms, 1 & 1/2 bath single family. Large eat-in kitchen, 1st floor laundry, hardwood floors, newer furnace & water heater, 1 car garage. Off street parking. Quiet one way street. MLS 11-4171 Call Jim Banos Coldwell Banker Rundle 570-991-1883

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

39 W. Chestnut St. Lots of room in this single with 3 floors of living space. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath with hardwood floors throughout, natural woodwork, all windows have been replaced, laundry/pantry off of kitchen. 4x10 entry foyer, space for 2 additional bedrooms on the 3rd floor. Roof is new. MLS 11-325 $69,900 Jay A. Crossin 570-288-0770 Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE 60 Saint Clair St

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

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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

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89-91 Hillside Ave. Out of the flood plain this double has potential. Newer roof & some windows have been replaced. Property includes a large extra lot. Square ft. approximate. MLS 11-3463 $67,000 Roger Nenni EXT. 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 EDWARDSVILLE

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191 Andover St. Lovely single family 3 bedroom home with lots of space. Finished 3rd floor, balcony porch off of 2nd floor bedroom, gas hot air heat, central air and much more. Must see! MLS 11-59 $66,000 Jay A. Crossin 570-288-0770 Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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Cozy (2) unit home with parking for (3) vehicles. Enclosed rear fenced-in yard, shed, washer & dryer, refrigerator included. Nice clean units! Home can be converted back to a single family home. MLS#11-4047 $49,900 Louise Laine 570-283-9100 x20

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

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

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WYOMING 262 Stucker Ave & Extra Lot (3rd street after baseball field) 7 room (3 bedrooms), 1 1/2 baths. Lower Level has family room and 1 car attached garage. To settle Estate. Drastically reduced. Original price $119,900, now reduced $69,900. 10-2472 Call Joe Bruno 570-824-4560 JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481

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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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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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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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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

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Four-bay garage with attached 725SF office, also large garage now used for storage. Presently being used as auto sales, repair and storage. Property has security fence and exterior lighting. One acre lot. MLS # 10-2413 $215,000 Louise Laine 570-283-9100 x20

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35 Tannery St Two properties in one! House comes with additional a joining lot (approx 40 x 75) with potential to build or park 10-15 cars. Would make great professional space. New roof in 2010. $49,900. 11-4379. CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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

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

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Lot #13, E. Thomas St. Approximately 0.57 acre MLS #11-2616 $32,000

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

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

350 Union St. Residential and commercial zone this property would make a perfect spot for your place of business. Zone B-3 highway business. See residential list #11-3569 for additional info and photos. MLS11-3788 $67,500 Jay A. Crossin EXT. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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1 acre with well, septic and driveway in place. Asking $42,000. Make reasonable offer. DEREMER REALTY 570-477-1149

Available Now 1st floor, 2 bedroom. Off street parking. Washer dryer hookup. Appliances. Bus stop at the door. Water Included.$575 + utilities & security. No pets. TRADEMARK REALTY GROUP 570-954-1992

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Attractive 1 room furnished efficiency. New kitchen, washer/dryer. Security & references. Non smokers, no pets. $625. Includes heat & water. 570-655-4311

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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

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Brand new ½ Double. Gorgeous luxury living. Gas heat & central air. ½ basement. Hardwood floors throughout. Brand new appliances. Tons of private off street parking. 2 bedroom 1 ½ bath with rain shower. Large yard with Back deck. $900 month + utilities 2 2 2 2 2 2 1014 Main Street

Downstairs Unit. 2 bedroom, living room, eat-in kitchen, 1 bath, front porch. Appliances included. Off street parking. Full Basement. Hardwood throughout. Fresh paint. Gas/Central Air. ConvenientClose to 81. WOULD CONSIDER COMMERCIAL TENANT. $650 month + utilities 1014 Main Street Upstairs Efficiency Clean. Hardwood. Low maintenance. Kitchen, full bath, living room, bedroom, storage area. Appliances included. Hardwood & tile. Off street parking. Gas/Central air. WOULD CONSIDER COMMERCIAL TENANT. $500 month + utilities. 2 2 2 2 2 2 ALL APARTMENTS: Non Smoking No Pets Appointment only

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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

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1st floor, 2 bedroom, gas heat, nice kitchen, optional garage. Washer/dryer included $685/month. Call after 6 p.m. 570-220-6533

5 rooms, all floors carpeted. (570) 639-5150

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

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

Apartments/ Unfurnished

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

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

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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

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

KINGSTON

109 N. Thomas Ave Efficiency with separate kitchen. Modern. Heat, garbage & hot water included. $475, lease, security. 570-474-5023

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 floor, newly

1st remodeled 1 bedroom, central heat and air, off-street parking, wall to wall, washer/dryer hookup, No pets. $475. Call 570-288-9507

KINGSTON bedroom, 1

3 1/2 bath. Modern, updated with dishwasher, stove & refrigerator. Off street parking, washer/dryer hookup. Water included. ALL NEW - Must see to appreciate! $700, + double security. B.O.V.O. Rentals Quality Affordable Housing Call 570-328-9984

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 Cozy 1st floor, 1

bedroom apartment Heat, hot water & electric included. Laundry in basement, non-smoking, no pets. Off-street parking available. $650. + 1 month security, lease & $40 credit check required. Call for appointment 570-762-3747

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

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

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 Recently remodeled

2nd floor, 2 bedroom. Heat & hot/ cold water included. Small, 3rd room. No pets. $680 + security. Call Sam 570-817-4488

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We are seeking highly motivated, part-time sales people. The positions consist of inbound and outbound phone calls to businesses discussing websites and online marketing strategies. Performing estimates and follow up are part of the position as well. Candidate Expectations: • Team Player • High Energy • Goal Oriented • Excellent Sales and Customer Service Skills • Self-Motivated • Strong Organizational Skills We are a rapidly growing multi-media and Web design company. We are dedicated to growing the company at the local and national level and are in search of dynamic sales people to help us achieve our goals. We offer a great work environment, competitive wages and lucrative commission plan. c/o The Times Leader BOX 2870 15 North Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

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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

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

LUZERNE

Small efficiency with bath. Some utilities included. $415/month Lease & security. Call after 6 p.m. 570-220-6533

MOUNTAIN TOP

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

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PITTSTON TWP

THREE ROOM APT. Washer, dryer, refrigerator & stove, off-street parking, no pets. One year lease $375/month, + utilities. 570-237-0968

Need to rent that Vacation property? Place an ad and get started! 570-829-7130 PLAINS 1st floor. Modern 2 bedroom. Kitchen with appliances. All new carpet. Convenient location. No smoking. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-9234

PLYMOUTH 2 bedroom, 1 bath.

1st floor. Newly painted. $575 + security. Includes fridge, range, heat, water & sewer. Call Bernie 888-244-2714

PLYMOUTH 77-79 Center

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

SWOYERSVILLE

NANTICOKE

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

NANTICOKE

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

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

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

NANTICOKE

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

PITTSTON

2 bedroom. 2nd floor. Includes fridge, range, heat, water, sewer, trash, washer/dryer hookup. $575 + security. Call Bernie 888-244-2714

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

3 bedroom, 2 second floor. Includes fridge, range, sewer, trash, washer & dryer hook up. $575 + security Call Bernie 888-244-2714

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

Modern, clean 2 bedroom. Large master bedroom with smaller 2nd bedroom. Large kitchen with plenty of cabinets. Large living room and large closets. $550/mo + utilities. Owner pays sewer and garbage. 1 year lease required. NO PETS Call Charlie 570-829-1578

PITTSTON

Out Of Flood. 2nd floor apartment, 2 bedroom. Laundry room, enclosed porch, one car off street parking, newly painted. Heat, water & hot water included. No pets $ 6 5 0 / m o n t h . Security required. Call 570-954-7849

WILKES-BARRE

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

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

WILKES-BARRE 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

2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment near General Hospital. $495 utilities, first, last & security. No pets. 570-821-0463 570-417-3427

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 Clean, 2 bedroom,

duplex. Stove, hook—ups, 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

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WYOMING

WILKES-BARRE

LAFAYETTE GARDENS ! S AVE MONEY THIS YEAR

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

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

WILKES-BARRE 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

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

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

Apartments/ Unfurnished

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

DOLPHIN PLAZA

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

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.

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

Line up a place to live in classified!

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

WILKES-BARRE

GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

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Commercial Properties

WILKES-BARRE

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

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

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. 570-706-5308

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EDWARDSVILLE

3 bedroom, new carpet & paint, fenced yard, laundry room, air. $550 + utilities, security & references. No pets 570-829-1768

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

HANOVER TWP.

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

KINGSTON

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

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

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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Bear Creek Township

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

WYOMING Monument Avenue

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, all appliances provided, washer/dryer on premises, offstreet parking, no pets, $595/month, plus utilities & security deposit. Call 570-954-2972

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

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

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

Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307

953 Houses for Rent DALLAS

PLAINS 3 bedrooms, 1 bath,

large eat in kitchen includes stove, w/w carpet, off street parking central air/ heat, washer/dryer hook-up $660 +utilities. Security deposit & lease. 570-829-4357

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

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WILKES-BARRE

SMITH HOURIGAN 570-696-1195

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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WILKES-BARRE

DURYEA Blueberry Hill

3 bedrooms, newly remodeled bath, large eat in kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, fenced in yard. $750/per month, plus utilities, security deposit & lease.

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

570-820-7049

WILKES-BARRE

HANOVER TOWNSHIP Hanover Green

3 bedrooms, newly remodeled bath, large eat in kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, fenced in yard. $750/per month, plus utilities, security deposit & lease.

Newly remodeled single home. 2 bedroom. Stove, washer & dryer included. $600 + utilities. No pets. Call 570-991-7359

570-820-7049

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953 Houses for Rent

953 Houses for Rent

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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

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

LILY LAKE Like new 2 bed-

room, 1 bath Ranch with appliances, washer/dryer, oil heat, large yard. No pets, no smoking. References. Criminal/credit check. $850/mo plus utilities and security. 570-379-3232 leave message

MOUNTAIN TOP AREA NEAR LILY LAKE

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, Farm house. Modern kitchen, hardwood floors. $950/month + security & 1 year lease Call 570-379-2258

NANTICOKE Desirable

Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms 2 Free Months With A 2 Year Lease $795 + electric

SQUARE FOOT RE MANAGEMENT 866-873-0478

Looking for that special place called home? Classified will address Your needs. Open the door with classified! SALEM TWP. 3 bedroom home on 24 acres with 1000 ft of creek. Private, secluded, next to state game land. Kitchen with appliances. Laundry room. 2 bedrooms, full bath on 1st floor. Master bedroom, bath on 2nd floor. Enclosed hot tub, opens to deck. 2 car garage. Electric fence for dogs. Water, sewer included. Berwick School District. 10 minutes from Berwick Power Plant. $1500 month. 570-542-7564

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

WILKES-BARRE

212 Bowman St Just remodeled. 3 bedrooms. Off street parking. $650 + utilities, security deposit & lease. No pets. 570-472-9642

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FLORIDA

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St. Augustine Ocean View Townhouse. Beautiful condo complex! Full amenities. $1,900 a month. Call 570-574-0212

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# 12 13 6 A ,2 .2 LA u to.,A / C,PW,PDL,Sp oil er, CD,Traction Control

$

10 999* ,

2008 CHEVY IM PALA

2008 CHEVY M ALIBU

LS SEDAN

Classic 2LT

ONE O W N ER

O N LY 39K M ILES

# Z 2 5 2 8 B ,V6 A u to.,A ir,Rem ote Keyl ess Entry, Cu stom Seats,CD,Pow er Mirrors

$

# Z 2 4 0 1,6 Cy l . ,A u to. ,A ir,PW,PDL,Cru ise Control , O nl y 4 3 K M il es

12 450* ,

2006 PO NTIAC TO RRENT

$

12 999* ,

2006 G M C CANYO N SL R EG CAB 4x4

AW D

ONE O W N ER SU N RO O F

SU N RO O F

1024

Building & Remodeling

1st. Quality Construction Co.

Roofing, siding, gutters, insulation, decks, additions, windows, doors, masonry & concrete. Insured & Bonded.

Senior Citizens Discount! State Lic. # PA057320

570-299-7241 570-606-8438

ALLOLDER HOMES SPECIALIST

825-4268. Remodel / repair, Interior painting & drywall install

Call the Building Industry Association of NEPA to find a qualified member for your next project. call 287-3331 or go to

www.bianepa.com

NICHOLS CONSTRUCTION

All Types Of Work New or Remodeling Licensed & Insured Free Estimates 570-406-6044

Shedlarski Construction H I OME MPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

Licensed, insured & PA registered. Kitchens, baths, vinyl siding & railings, replacement windows & doors, additions, garages, all phases of home renovations. 570-287-4067

1039

Chimney Service

A-1 1 ABLE CHIMNEY Rebuild & Repair Chimneys. All types of Masonry. Liners Installed, Brick & Block, Roofs & Gutters. Licensed & Insured 570-735-2257

CAVUTO CHIMNEY SERVICE

& Gutter Cleaning Free Estimates Insured 570-709-2479

CHIMNEY REPAIRS Parging. Stucco.

Stainless Liners. Cleanings. Custom Sheet Metal Shop. 570-383-0644 1-800-943-1515 Call Now! 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

1057Construction & Building

GARAGE DOOR Sales, service,

installation & repair. FULLY INSURED HIC# 065008 CALL JOE 570-606-7489 570-735-8551

1078

Dry Wall

DAUGHERTY’S DRYWALL INC.

Remodeling, New Construction, Water & Flood Repairs

570-579-3755 PA043609

MIKE SCIBEK DRYWALL Hanging & finishing,

STORM OR FLOOD DAMAGE?? HUGHES Construction

ROOFING, Home Renovating. Garages, Kitchens, Baths, Siding and More! Licensed and Insured. FREE ESTIMATES!! 570-388-0149

design ceilings and painting. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured. 328-1230

MIRRA DRYWALL Hanging & Finishing Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

(570) 675-3378

Need to rent that Vacation property? Place an ad and get started! 570-829-7130

1084

Electrical

GRULA ELECTRIC LLC

Licensed, Insured, No job too small.

570-829-4077

SLEBODA ELECTRIC Master electrician Licensed & Insured Service Changes & Replacements. Generator Installs. 868-4469

1093

Excavating

MODULAR HOMES/EXCAVATING

570-332-0077 Custom excavating, foundations, land clearing, driveways, storm drainage, etc.

1132

Hauling & Trucking

A.S.A.P Hauling Estate Cleanouts, Attics, Cellars, Garages, we’re cheaper than dumpsters!. Free Estimates, Same Day! 570-822-4582 AAA Bob & Ray’s Hauling: Friendly & Courteous. We take anything & everything. Attic to basement. Garage, yard, free estimates. Call 570-655-7458 or 570-905-4820

FOR

CALL

LICENSED GENERAL CONTRACTOR Plumbing, heating electrical, painting, roofs, siding, rough & finished carpentry. Call anytime. 570-852-9281

Mark’s Handyman Service

Give us a call

We do it all! Licensed & Insured

570-578-8599

RUSSELL’S

Property & Lawn Maintenance LICENSED & INSURED Carpentry, painting, plumbing, snow plowing & general home & business repairs. Free Estimates 570-406-3339

Hauling & Trucking

AA1AAlways C L E Ahauling, NING

cleaning attics, cellar, garage, one piece or whole Estate, also available 10 & 20 yard dumpsters.655-0695 592-1813or287-8302 AAA CLEANING A1 GENERAL HAULING Cleaning attics, cellars, garages. Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299 GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130

1189 Miscellaneous Service

VITO’S & GINO’S Wanted: Junk Cars & Trucks Highest Prices Paid!!

FREE PICKUP

288-8995

Handyman Services

FLOOD VICTIMS CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION

1135

1135

ALL KINDS OF HAULING & JUNK REMOVAL

TREE/SHRUB REMOVAL REMOVAL DEMOLITION Estate Cleanout Free Estimates 24 HOUR SERVICE SMALL AND LARGE JOBS! 570-823-1811 570-239-0484

CASTAWAY HAULING JUNK REMOVAL

823-3788 / 817-0395

Mike’s Scrap

Five Dollars & Up Cleaning & hauling of wood, metals, trash & debris from houses, yards, garages, etc. Free estimates SAME DAY SERVICE

570-826-1883

1156

Insurance

NEPA LONG TERM CARE AGENCY

Long Term Care Insurance products Reputable Companies. 570-580-0797 Free Consult www.nepa longtermcare .com

Wanna make your car go fast? Place an ad in Classified! 570-829-7130.

1195

Movers

BestDarnMovers Moving Helpers Call for Free Quote. We make moving easy. BDMhelpers.com 570-852-9243

1204

Painting & Wallpaper

M. PARALIS PAINTING

Int/ Ext. painting, Power washing. Professional work at affordable rates. Free estimates. 570-288-0733

1225

Plumbing

BERNIE THE PLUMBER & HOME BUILDER

“SAME DAY SERVICE” Why Pay more? Interior & exterior. We do hardwood floors, furnaces, water heaters - all your home remodeling needs. Pay when you’re pleased. All work guaranteed. Free Estimates. 570-899-3123

1228

Plumbing & Heating

NEED FLOOD REPAIRS? Boilers, Furnaces,

Air. 0% Interest 6 months. 570-736-HVAC (4822)

1252

Roofing & Siding

WINTER ROOFING Special $1.29 s/f Licensed, insured, fast service 570-735-0846 Say it HERE in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130

1252

Roofing & Siding

J.R.V. ROOFING

570-824-6381 Roof Repairs & New Roofs. Shingle, Slate, Hot Built Up, Rubber, Gutters & Chimney Repairs. Year Round. Licensed/Insured ŠFREE EstimatesŠ *24 Hour Emergency Calls*

1276

Snow Removal

SNOW

PLOWING ŠCommercial ŠIndustrial ŠResidential ŠDRIVEWAYS ŠSIDEWALKS ŠSALTING

VITO & GINO’S 570-574-1275 PLOWING SHOVELING BLOWING SALTING CINDERING CONTRACT PLOWING. EMERGENCY SAME DAY SNOW REMOVAL. 570-823-6000

1312

Vacuum Cleaners

HAUL ALL& H

AULING PAINTING SERVICES.

Free Estimates. 570-332-5946

1327 Waterproofing

BASEMENT WATERPROOFING

Foundation Repairs

Free Estimates

CALL GRI 570-466-4695

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

# 12 0 4 8 A ,V6 A u to. ,A ir,Leather Heated Seats,A M / FM 6 Disc CD Pl ay er

$

# Z 2 5 8 2 ,3 .5 LA u tom atic,A ir,PW,PDL,A l u m inu m Sheel s,CD,B edl iner,Fog Lam p s,O nl y 4 2 K Mil es

14 999* ,

2009 SUBARU LEG ACY O UTBACK SD N AW D A LL W H EEL DRIVE

15 995* ,

2007 CHEVY CO LO RADO EXTENDED CAB 4W D O N LY 22K M ILES

ONE O W N ER

# Z 2 5 10 A ,4 Cyl,A u to,P/ SPB ,A / C,Su nroof,4 2 K

$

$

16 854* ,

# Z 2 6 18 ,2 .9 LI4 A u tom atic,A ir,Insta-Trac 4 x 4 Transfer Case,A M/ FM/ CD/ MP3 ,O ne O w ner

$

17 497* ,

2009 M ERCURY M ARINER 2008 CHEVRO LET CO LO RADO Crew Cab 4x4

4W D ONE O W N ER

ONE O W N ER

22K M ILES

# 12 3 4 5 A ,4 Cy l .,2 .5 LA u to.,A ir,Su nroof,PW, PDL,A M / FM CD,1 O w ner,2 2 K M il es

$

17 987* ,

# Z 2 6 19 ,5 Cy l ,A u to,PS,PB ,A / C, PW,PL,Til t,Cru ise,4 3 K

$

19 487* ,

2007 CHEVY SILVERAD O Ext Cab Classic4W D

2008 H UM M ER H3 4W D

8’ BO X # Z 2 6 2 5 ,3 . 7LVortec I-5 ,5 Sp eed,M anu al Transm ission,A ir,Fog Lam p s,PW,PDL,CD, O nStar,XM Satel l ite Radio,4 1K M il es

$

19 999* ,

2006 LEXUS RX330

$

20 950 ,

2008 JEEP SAHARA W

AW D

Unlim ited 4W D

ONE O W N ER LO CA L TRA DE

RANG LER

O N LY 33K M ILES

# 118 3 2 A ,6 Cy l . ,A T,Leather,Heated Seats, Su nroof,A / C,Low M il es

$

# Z 2 6 2 4 ,V8 ,A T,A / C,PW,PDL,P.Heated M irrors, Lock ing Rear Differential ,HD Trail ering Eqp ,Low M il es

22 900* ,

2005 CHEVY SILVERADO EXT CAB D URAM AX D IESEL 4X4

# Z 2 5 8 1,3 .8 LV8 A u tom atic,PW,PDL,Rem ovab l e Roof PA nel s,Privacy G l ass,Fog Lam p s,CD

$

23 999* ,

2007 CHEVY SILVERADO

3500 Reg Cab 4W D w / Plow O N LY 26K M ILES

BRA N D N EW STA IN LESS STEEL PLO W

# 115 4 3 A ,Du ram ax DieselV8 A u to.,A ir,PW M,PDL,Pow er Seat,B ed Cap,Step Rails,Lock ing Rear Differential,Low Miles

$

24 999* ,

# 12 10 2 A ,6 .0 LV8 ,A u to.,A ir,PW,PDL,HD Trail ering Eqp .,A u to Rear Lock ing Differential ,1 O w ner

$

27 999* ,

*Prices plus tax & tags. Prior use daily rental on select vehicles. Select pictures for illustration purposes only. Not responsible for typographical errors.

K E N W A L L A CE ’S

•1-800-444-7172 V A L L E Y 821-2772 601 K id d e rS tre e t, W ilke s -Ba rre , P A CHE V ROL E T

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

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

Times Leader 12-29-2011  

The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader 12-29

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