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New Visions Gallery held one of its final events in its Keyser Avenue location on March 18. DETAILS: Page 25

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Page 4 – Kids get chance to design dream playground Page 5 – Bay of Trolley Museum restored Page 8 – Dealer sold to cops in school zones Page 12– Officials make plea for ’bath salt’ removal Page 13– Crime Watch hits the streets

14 ARTS Page 14 – Bouncing Souls play Friday in Jermyn Page 16 – ’Rocky’ documentary gets rolling Page 18 – NEW: Library services column

26 SPORTS Page 26 – Lady Bucks fall in final Page 28– PIAA Semifinal was one to remember Page 33– OPINION: Reflections on state basketball tourney

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Honor can be found in coming in second

Inspiration can often be found in the unlikeliest of places. Some find it from music while others examine fine art. I tend to take being beaten at my own game pretty well, mostly because I’ve never been amazing at anything. Others, it seems, aren’t so keen on the idea of coming in second. Last week, we told you about a story before anyone else, unless of course the cosmic forces behind Daylight Saving Time allowed March 17 to spring ahead of March 16. Like Charlie Sheen, winning is something we celebrate here in the quaint Go Lackawanna offices. They don’t come ter-

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CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES ribly often (except for at least three by my count in the last two weeks), but they keep us going. This week, when one news source tweeted their version of time and space, I realized they can’t stand to lose. Not to beat a dead horse, but the story of a Scranton woman who hid heroin and money inside her body came from our staff first. It was posted to www.golackawanna.com at 5:40 p.m. on March 16. We sent it to Facebook at 5:43 p.m. and tweeted

about it at 5:48 p.m., as we often do with stories we think readers will enjoy. A post sent on Tuesday night, now deleted from a competing organization’s Twitter feed, led their followers to believe they had it first. At least two readers, myself included, were quick to correct them before the post was lost. Perhaps only the Library of Congress now has record of it. Go Lackawanna has only existed in its current form since June 2010. We have two full-time staff members, a group of dedicated correspondents and a very talented designer that help us get this product to you each week. Sunday isn’t the only day news happens, so we’ve utilized our site as a way to offer constant data to our readers.

Sometimes that means getting a story first, which drives long-standing news organizations crazy, apparently. In reality, David should never have beaten Goliath. Let’s be honest. Faith and determination, as the story goes, let the underdog win. Posting stories before another local news behemoth is merely a chip out of their armor. Instead of brushing the dust off, they took the hit with a glass jaw. We’ll continue to battle each other for first reports, but in the end neither of us truly win. People who want good, honest, competitive journalism in Lackawanna County are the real winners. There’s no shame in taking second place to anyone, unless you put the shame on yourself.

Christopher J. Hughes lets the losses inspire him. E-mail him at chughes@golackawanna.com.

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U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Rep. John Mica (R, FL-7) and Rep. Lou Barletta (R, PA-11) conducted Friday’s hearing at Scranton City Hall.

SCRANTON – Mentions of the importance of both passenger and freight rail systems to the region dotted portions of the comments given by panelists and members of the public at Friday’s listening session with members of the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty said the system could aid locals who currently commute to major metropolitan areas like Philadelphia and New York from Scranton. City Councilman Jack Loscombe told committee memSee RAIL, Page 10

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CRANTON – City Hall hosted one of the final listening sessions of the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Friday, as panelists offered suggestions on the nation’s future plans to three committee members. The message Friday morning was clear: A new highway reauthorization bill and infrastructure plan must include funding for innovation and investment into research and training.

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Tobyn Sitar concentrates as he draws out his plans for a dream playground at the Greater Scranton YMCA on Tuesday.

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UNMORE - Eight-year-old Michael Rickert has never seen a 35-foottallslide,butonecould come to Dunmore if his plans for a dream playground are included in an upcoming project at the Greater Scranton YMCA. Rickert was one of more than a dozen children who put crayon to paper Tuesday afternoon, designing swing sets and more in castle-, dinosaur- and garden-themed places to play.

The designs will be considered as the YMCA prepares for a community built playground project culminating on May 14 thanks to the help of Kaboom! and the Met Life Foundation. The community will contribute $8,500 toward the project through various fundraisers, according to Kaboom! Project Manager Danielle Trezek. Kids didn’t take their task as playground designers lightly, either. “I’mgoingtoputinaswirlyslide, maybe some monkey bars, and one of those bridges that wobbles,” Madelaine Pegula, 11, of Throop, said as she sprawled out on the floor

with her playground paper. Her sister, Keli, 9, was adding a tube slide to hers instead. Bothagreedthatbeingabletooffer their ideas to a new playground was “pretty cool.” Their mother, Kelli, said all of her children have come to enjoy services at the YMCA. Kelli Pegula said she’s excited to watch her kids join the community to build a dream playground. “I think it’s awesome. It’s very impressive, and it’s nice to keep the focus on the children of the area,” Kelli Pegula said. “It’s such a great idea. We really need something like this here,” Melissa Kaufman said as her chil-

dren, Eddie, 6, and Mae, 5, were busy drawing out their ideas Tuesday afternoon. “We practically live here, so I know they’re going to enjoy it.” Trezek has led more than 50 playgroundbuilds,andshesaidKaboom! hopes to build their 2,000th playground this year in honor of its 15th birthday. The organization is a national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America’s children. “There’s a ton of space out there. Come May 14, the entire space will be transformed,” Trezek said of plans for the 2,500 See DREAM, Page 11


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Scranton resident Cathy Powell cheers as she wins at the Big Six wheel inside the newly unveiled Bay Four of the Electric City Trolley Museum on Thursday night.

The event was held March 24 in honor of Car No. 324, one of the last remaining Scranton trolley cars. Signs at Thursday’s 1920’s-themed “Speakeasy Soiree” advertised the future sale of a one-time only run of scale models of the car to fund restoration efforts. As museum supporters took chances at the Big Six wheel while Doug Smith’s Dixieland All-Stars performed, Paul Wilhelm, Melissa Diekroeger and

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ton are aging, according to Mayor Chris Doherty. As the city looks to maintain infrastructure, it must also improve it. “I think our challenges are two-fold. One is how we are able to move people, whether it’s from Scranton or northeastern Pennsylvania, to major metropolitan areas,” Doherty said, alluding to a passenger rail system. “The other challenge is the movement of goods and services throughout our state.” Martin Pietrucha, Ph.D., P.E., director of the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute at Penn State University, encouraged the committee to improve funding to transportation surface research and the training of agency professionals. “It is very difficult to innovate in this business,” he said. “We’re really creating a lot of barriers in a variety of ways.” Wilkes-Barre based engineering firm Borton-Lawson Executive Vice President Thomas Lawson said states and municipalities have been doing more with less for the last several years, but that hasn’t slowed the increased cost of materials

museum during “The Office” convention several years ago. Restoring another part of the museum, he said, is vital to recognizing the importance of Scranton’s past. “It takes young people to get the ball rolling to preserve history,” he said. “It’s important for the city to be able to share its history, so its great to revive museums like this,” Diekroeger, 24, of Clarks Summit added.

and labor. “There’s going to come a day when we can’t afford (cement) for our roads. We face global forces for our materials that dramatically impact our ability to spread our dollars further. “We can’t underfund research.” Value-based bidding, he said, will allow municipalities to get a lower bid that offers the best service, as opposed to choosing the cheapest alternative. PennDOT District 4-0 Executive George Roberts said the organization is anxiously awaiting a new highway and infrastructure bill. “We’re looking for some sustainable funding so that we’re going to be able to continue our asset management, but we also have to consider building new. That’s very challenging right now,” he said. District 4-0, which covers Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties, has suffered an annual $135 million shortfall in recent years, according to Roberts. Paul DeAngelo, president of DBI Ser-

vices, told committee members they should consider building “outcome performance standards” into the new bill, defining and supporting good behavior in terms of road construction and maintenance. The importance on including rural planning organizations as well as transportation options for differently abled persons throughout the country were also suggested by panel members Jeffrey Box, president and CEO of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, and Keith Williams, a community organizer and representative of the Northeast Pennsylvania Center for Independent Living. Following the hearing, Barletta said, “I’m very happy with the panelists who were very passionate in their effort to convince Washington to look at new ways, streamline regulations and do all the things that the common person knows Washington needs to do. “It’s what Washington needs to here, that there are new ideas. It’s difficult for innovation to take place when Washington continues to do things the same way.”

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The last transportation authorization law expired in September 2009, and committee members including Chairman U.S. Rep. John Mica (R, Fla.-7) and U.S. Reps. Bill Shuster (R, Pa.-9) and Lou Barletta (R, Pa.-11) have traveled the country since February to gain input an a new bill. “I hope this will be a comprehensive transportation blue print for the entire country,” Mica said. The listening session was held in Scranton at the request of Barletta and was the second to last of 14 total hearings, with a final hearing set for Friday afternoon in King of Prussia. “I’m confident that today’s dialogue will spark a continuing conversation that will lead Pennsylvania and our nation to the forefront of job creation and energy efficiency,” Barletta said. Roads and bridges in cities like Scran-

Mark Zara gathered around a small table. Wilhelm, 27, of Tunkhannock said he came to Thursday’s event to support the museum and members of Leadership Lackawanna. “It’s a great cause and a great use of their talents,” he said. Forty Fort resident Zara, 26, said he once took a holiday trolley ride from Scranton to the “North Pole” when he was eight years old and had visited the

SCRANTON – A man who told police he set a box spring, tires and other large pieces of trash on fire because they were too big to fit into his garbage cans has been charged with arson. Miguel Mercado, 22, of 341 N. Evans Ct., Scranton, was arraigned March 18 on one count each of arson and reckless endangerment following the fire next to his home that afternoon. According to an affidavit: City fire and police were dispatched Friday afternoon for reports of a structure fire. A large fire next to 341 N. Evans Ct. was extinguished, and the nearly 40foot long blaze did not spread to any nearby homes. Inspector Jack Joyce interviewed Mercado, who said he lit the large garbage on fire using a can of lighter fluid and matches. Full garbage cans were placed under electrical service to the residence, and the fire was less than four feet from the home. Mercado was held for a lack of $20,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for March 28.

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SCRANTON – Members of a part of the 2011 Class of Leadership Lackawanna had reason to celebrate Thursday evening as Bay Four of the Electric City Trolley Museum, 300 Cliff St., Scranton, was opened to the public for the first time. The class project, titled “Electric City: Tracks to our Past,” aimed to refurbish the former workspace into another exhibit area for the Trolley Museum. Since December, fundraising efforts have generated more than $23,000 in cash donations and corporate sponsorships, according to project member and Johnson College marketing and communications specialist Heather Davis, 27, of Dunmore. The group received in-kind donations of supplies and manpower from Sherwin-Williams, and restoration specialists Rick Foley and Mike Drumsta built safety partitions for portions of the bay that remain unfinished. Much of the labor, Davis said, was completed by the project members. “We’re proud that we took the initiative and went down and did it ourselves,” she said.

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Boccardo Jewelers co-owners Alex Boccardo, left, of Dunmore, and Tara Boccardo-Bednarz, of Olyphant, display one of the ring boxes sent to the set of "The Office" inside their Scranton store.

‘Office’ proposal had true Scranton style

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SCRANTON – When Michael Scott proposed to sweetheart Holly on Thursday’s episode of “The Office,” he did so Scrantonstyle. The box that held the engagement ring purchased by Scott, played by Steve Carell, came from downtown Scranton jewelry store Boccardo Jewelers. Thursday’s episode featured Scott holding a diamond engagement ring in a black box with the Boccardo name in gold letters on the inside of the box lid. Scott tells his co-workers he spent three times his annual salary on the ring, a mix-up of the adage dictating that a man should spend three-months salary on an engagement ring. The episode is one of the last for star Carell, who has indicated that this season, the show’s seventh, will be his last. “We were just excited about the fact that Steve Carell was holding our ring box,” said Boccardo Jewelers co-owner Tara Boccardo-Bednarz. She said the store shipped ring boxes to the show about one month ago after the show called to ask for them. Staff from “The Office” have also collected promotional items from Scranton-area businesses on several occasions in the past. Boccardo-Bednarz said she had “no idea how (the show’s producers) would have got our names,” but added slyly, “we are

the best place to buy a ring.” She added that the store’s reputation probably played a role in the selection. Founded in 1938, Boccardo is one of the oldest jewelers in the Scranton area. “We’re definitely a reputable jeweler,” Boccardo-Bednarz said. “The stuff that we carry here is pretty exclusive from the Scranton area to two hours away.” A viewing party for the show was also held Thursday night at Martini Bar & Grille, 414 Spruce St. Friends, employees and customers of the store joined store owners for their time in the spotlight.

SCRANTON – Three months into 2011, City Council believes that interfund transfers made by city administration will be “the real backbreaker” of their budget, causing a deficit that may lead to layoffs of public employees this summer. Councilman Frank Joyce, council’s finance chairman, said Tuesday that he received a response to his letter to City ControllerRoseannNovembrinoasking her if she was aware of the administration’s borrowing of $2.9 million from the workers’ compensation trust fund in 2009 to pay salaries, and another $5 million in 2010 for the same reason. Joyce also asked if this money was paid back and if documentation of this could be provided. Novembrinosaidanytransfers from the trust fund to a cash fund did not affect the revenue account, and no paperwork for such transfers are processed through her office. She added that the only involvement of her office with the workers’ compensation trust fund is to review vouchers, reflectingpaymentstotheworkers’ compensation administrator. She was not aware of any transfers either coming into the city or back into the trust fund. Joyce countered that the 2009 audit stated that $2.9 million was owed from the general fund to other funds.

“I’m curious if this money was even paid back to the workers’ compensation trust fund since Mrs. Novembrino indicates that she’s not aware of any transfers from the revenue accounts in the general operating budget to this fund,” Joyce said. “Mrs. Novembrino is indicating that she is unaware of this money being paid back, so now I question was the money even paid back at all?’” Council President Janet Evans questioned the legality of these transfers, whether they were paid back or not. She said this was a violation of the Home Rule Charter, Article V, Section 502: “In addition to other acts required by law or by specific provision of this charter to be done by ordinance, those acts of the City Council shall be by ordinance which…authorize the borrowing of money.” She said this was also a violation of the Administrative Code, Article VI, Section 602: “Council may make supplemental appropriations for any lawful purpose from funds on hand or estimated to be received within the fiscal year and not appropriated to any other purpose.” Both indicate that council must be aware of and approve interfund transfers, and these transfers must be made through legislation, Evans added. While Renda designated this as “borrowing,” she said Novembrino referred to it as a “transfer.”

“Now, the controller states thatthe$5milliontakenfromthe workers’ comp trust fund in 2010 is a transfer, so the language is now changing from ‘borrowing’ to ‘transfer,’ and I think we’ve already established that you cannot borrow with the consent, without an ordinance, that is approved by City Council,” Evans said. Council fears that there is now a $5 million deficit in the city’s $74.9 million budget created by this transfer, which could lead to “massive layoffs of firefighters, police officers, and DPW workers” by the administration. Joyce sent a right-to-know request to current Business Administrator Ryan McGowan to ask if the $2.9 million borrowed in 2009 and the $5 million borrowed in 2010 were ever paid back, and if so, from what fund was it paid back. He also asked if McGowan could specify the amount of money currently in the trust fund and if the fund’s 75 percent reserve level is being maintained. “Is the administration going to blame council come June or July when they try to lay off the public safety manpower and say, ‘Well, there’s a $5 million hole,’?” Joyce said. “This is the real backbreaker. This is what will cause the massive layoffs, not council’s revenue projections…This is $5 million. The amounts that we increased revenues by were miniscule compared to this.”

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trailers, but Bolus says these trailers stored his damaged goods and tools for repairing his home. A judge ordered him to move the trailers. Bolus believes the condemnation of his home is a “political” move by the city, criticizing Kelly and other “political cronies,” and said his legal actions will be “extensive.” He said he plans to file suit against the Scranton Sewer Authority, the East Mountain Neighborhood Association, and neighbors Hartman, Mary Dunleavy, Joe Wechsler, and others. “They were warned, and now they can pay the price,” Bolus said. He claims his neighbors have used their vehicles to do further damage to his water pipes and have invaded his privacy by spying on him. “I didn’t know I had to get permission to leave my home. I didn’t know they control my life,” Bolus said.

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SCRANTON – City Councilman Jack Loscombe clarified his connection to an employee of StreetSmart Technology, LLC, on Tuesday, saying that his past association had nothing to do with his support for implementation of the new parking meter system in the city. John Miskell, account manager for Georgia-based StreetSmart, offered the city a free 90day100 meter test of his company’s parking meter control and management system in December. Council supported the initiative and projected $300,000 of revenue from the new meters

in the city’s 2011 budget. Loscombe was the council member who brought the new system to his colLoscombe leagues’ attention and set up the initial public caucus that began the process. Loscombe knew Miskell, a Scranton native currently living in Reading, Pa., in high school and said he hadn’t seen “in about 30 years,” until Miskell contacted by him at the end of 2010. See LOSCOMBE, Page 10

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SCRANTON – Local businessman Bob Bolus filed a civil action against the city of Scranton on Friday, making good on his public promise to do so last Tuesday when he appeared before City Council. The case will serve as a predecessor to a planned filing this week of a Special Petition for Emergency Relief and a Petition for Injunction that will seek a court order to strike a condemnation notice posted on Bolus’ home, 1531 Birch St. Bolus claimed to council on Tuesday that the notice placed on his door on was “based on a fallacy,” and he tore the notice from the door March 17 and brought it with him to make his intentions public record. Issues with his East Mountain property have been ongoing for over a year, culminating in this most recent incident. Former

Scranton School Board Director Todd Hartman built a home on city-owned property near his private easement, Bolus claims, which led to a legal dispute. A cement truck parked on the property used in the construction of Hartman’s home allegedly crushed water pipes underground leading to Bolus’ residence, causing leaking that gave his home “very little” water pressure. Eventually, Bolus said a water hose behind his washer burst and ran for four to six days, flooding the basement and first floor while he was away, making that part of the home “uninhabitable.” The city condemned the home, despite not inspecting the entire property, which Bolus said is livable on the second floor. Neighbors in the East Mountain neighborhood have claimed that Bolus has continually blocked much of their valuable property with his trucks and

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transparency, and accountability through town hall meetings. • Lee Morgan (R), a truck driver, has been attending and speaking at council meetings for over 20 years. Morgan supports creating more small business incubators to make the city “an employment center” and increase tax revenue. He also would like to see more youth programs and improved blight and infrastructure programs. • Giovanni Piccolino (D), owner of Buona Pizza in Scranton, said that council needs the perspective of a business owner who lives and works in the city. The Minooka resident was critical of the mayor’s management of the city and is in favor or lowering taxes. • East Mountain resident Joe Wechsler (D), who works in manufacturing, said he would like to see city government focus on fixing blight issues in the neighborhoods as opposed to the downtown area. He feels his management experience could benefit the city’s economic development.

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SCRANTON – Gearing up for the upcoming primary election, the candidates vying for two seats on City Council met in council chambers on Thursday evening for a question and answer forum. The Scranton and Lackawanna County Taxpayers’ and Citizens’ Association hosted the forum, giving each candidate 15 minutes to answer seven questions. Candidtate Tom Charles (D) did not appear, and Joseph Matyjevich (D) recently dropped out of the race. A brief summary of each candidate’s background and views follow, listed in alphabetical order by last name: • John Loscombe (D), a retired firefighter working in the appraisal and insurance industries, was appointed to Bill Courtright’s seat on council in January of 2010 after Courtright was elected tax collector. The West Scranton resident expressed his opposition to Do-

herty’s management of the city and seeks to further reduce taxes and “cut the fat” from the budget. Restoring decorum to council meetings, seeking answers to citizens’ questions, and addressing blight and public safety issues are among his top priorities. • Bob McGoff (D), a retired school teacher and basketball coach, has served on council for about five years. The South Scranton resident feels that the current budget “will be increasingly difficult to maintain” and would favor a tax increase to boost revenue. One of his priorities is to “create a dialogue” between council and the administration. McGoff would also like to promote more “business enterprise” in the city. • West Scranton resident Doug Miller (D) has been active in local government “from a young age,” becoming the founder and president of Scranton Junior City Council. A regular speaker at council meetings, he said he would promote more open government,

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Police: Dealer did business in school zones By CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES chughes@golackawanna.com

SCRANTON – A 24-year-old city man allegedly sold cocaine and heroin to an undercover officer within 1,000 feet of two separate school zones in the last week. Xsavier Lyle Harrison, of 100 Green Pl., Scranton, was arraigned March 22 on two counts each of possession of a controlled substance and delivery of said substances in a school zone, and one count each of possession with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, and criminal use of a communication facility. According to an affidavit: Harrison allegedly sold five packets of cocaine to the officer at the intersection of Sanderson Avenue and Ash Street, near John Adams Elementary School, on March 18. On March 22, the undercover officer contacted Harrison and later picked him up at the intersection of Capouse Avenue and Phelps Street. Two blocks away, at the intersection of Capouse Avenue and Olive Street, he allegedly sold the officer seven glassine packets of heroin. The intersection is near Scranton High School. When police searched Harrison, they found 16 glassine packets containing suspected heroin, two plastic baggies containing suspected marijuana, a Virgin Mobile phone confirmed to have been used as a “buy phone,” and $136 in cash, $130 of which was used in the heroin purchase. Harrison was held for a lack of $40,000 bail, and a preliminary hearing is set for March 31. According to court records, Harrison was simultaneously charged with delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication facility following an unrelated controlled purchase of heroin by a criminal informant on January 6, 2011.

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CRANTON – The auditorium of Scranton High School was nearly packed to capacity Tuesday evening as the district’s Budget and Finance Committee held an informational meeting on the proposed cuts to education in Gov. Tom Corbett’s 2011-12 budget.

Superintendent William King’s PowerPoint presentation served as the focal point of the meeting. In it, King pointed out the December 2010 passage of a budget with no tax increases that included $53,976,

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600 from the commonwealth – approximately 46 percent of their operating budget of $116,534,188. State funding from the administration of former Gov. Ed Rendell increased over the last several years, leaving a positive impact on standardized test scores, according to King. Math scores increased by 27 percentage points from 2003 to 2010 as reading jumped 10 percentage points. “I think this clearly says that we’re

getting the job done,” King said. According to statistics provided to the district by the Education Law Center, proposed cuts in Corbett’s budget total $6,051,019 – a 14.17 percent loss in income. If the cuts to Basic Education Funding, Accountability Block Grants and other programs pass as planned, the district could replace full-day kindergarten with half-day classes after providing full-day service since the 1960s; eliminate afterschool tutoring, dual enrollment programs for college credit, and seventh and eighth grade sports; and reduce staff. “They need full-day kindergarten. I believe that’s part of the reason why we’ve been so successful as a school See PLAN, Page 13


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Assault case heads to court By CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES chughes@golackawanna.com

SCRANTON – The case of a Scranton man who allegedly attacked a priest inside St. Ann’s Monastery on Ash Wednesday while high on so-called bath salts is headed to court following a preliminary hearing on Monday.

monastery where he said Foley was standing with his back turned to police, he said in testimony Monday. Carroll said Foley first told him he “didn’t know” his name, then identified himself as Ryan Kirkpatrick. When the name and date of birth returned no results in a police database, he gave his proper name. Foley was checked for weapons, and a pocket knife was found in the pocket of his jeans, according to Carroll. There were blood stains on his pants, and a wooden mallet was placed on a chair near where he was standing. A piece of twine and a pair of rolled-up black gloves were also found in Landry’s room, Carroll said. Defense motions to dismiss on charge of aggravated assault and burglary were denied. Foley is still being held for $100,000 bail. A pretrial conference is set for May 6 at 9 a.m.

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SCRANTON – A woman charged with possession of heroin, including more than 50 full bags and hidden inside a body cavity along with prescription drugs and money, waived her preliminary hearing Monday morning. Karin Mackaliunas, 27, of Scranton, faces two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance with an intent to deliver. She was arrested following a car crash in the city on March 13. In the back seat of a patrol car, she allegedly would not stop moving around and put her hands down her pants. Mackaliunas was searched for drugs at Community Medical Center after she admitted to police she hid them inside her body. Following Monday’s waived hearing, her bail was modified from $25,000 to $10,000 unsecured. She is required to report daily to the Scranton Police Department and is prohibited from using drugs or alcohol.

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Ryan Foley, 25, of Scranton, faces one count each of burglary, simple assault, criminal trespassing and providing false identification to law enforcement and two counts of aggravated assault for his alleged role in the attack on the Rev. Francis Landry early March 9. Scranton police have said that Foley was under the influence of bath salts which he and a friend had abused up to four times during the

evening before the attack. During testimony Monday, Landry said he awoke at about 2:30 a.m. on March 9 and observed the silhouette of a figure between his bed and a window in his room. Before he could get out of bed, Landry said he felt the “blunt force of being beaten.” When the attack ended and Landry turned on the lights, he realized he was bleeding from several places, including what he called a “serious wound” to his hand. Landry received six stitches in wounds to his hands and face, was cut in 10 other places and bruised in about six other locations, he said Monday. He said his right jaw line bears a scar from the incident. Scranton Police Sgt. Thomas Carroll responded to the March 9 call for a report of a “priest being assaulted at St. Ann’s Monastery.” Carroll entered a back door to the

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School evacuated for second time this month, odor caused by slight leak By CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES chughes@golackawanna.com

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SCRANTON – Students at Frances Willard Elementary School were removed from the Eynon Street building and dismissed early from West Scranton High School on Tuesday morning following a small gas leak, according to school district officials.

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UGI workers examine a gas leak outside Frances Willard Elementary School Tuesday morning. District officials say the leak was repaired by Tuesday afternoon.

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Miskell had approached the city a year prior, meetings with members of the administration and the Scranton Parking Authority, but his calls and letters to them since went unreturned. Miskell discovered Loscombe’s name and role on City Council in a newspaper online and reached out. After listening to Miskell’s pitch, Loscombe said that he felt the meter system was an “innovative” way to generate revenue “without it coming out of taxpayers’ pockets.” “That’s as innocent as it was.

Other than that, I have no connection with Mr. Miskell,” Loscombe said. “I don’t see him. I don’t speak to him on a regular basis.” StreetSmart meters have already been installed in Easton, Pa., where the business was determined a sole source provider of the technology, allowing the company an exclusive contract with the city. The implementation of the system in Scranton has been delayed by ongoing debate as to whether or not StreetSmart is actually a sole source provider. If they are found not to be, a request for proposal must be issued in order to secure the lowest bid for the project. Other “smart meter” companies have already contacted the

Scranton Parking Authority, saying that they are interested in submitting bids. Loscombe said his eagerness to see a new system implemented only reflects his hope for generating more revenue and his impatience with city administrators. “I don’t care if it’s Streetline, StreetSmart, StreetTop – whatever it is, whoever gives us the best deal that benefits the city, that’s what I’m all about. The problem is we’ve been dragging our feet... I don’t know why the city administration has been dragging on this other than to embarrass us with trying to reduce our income at a time when this income is so sorely needed,” Loscombe said.

The evacuation of the building was the second of its kind this month. Students were sent to the high school on March 3 when a faulty gas regulating valve released an odor of gas into the building, according to district Director of Facilities and Grounds Bill McDonough. McDonough said a strong odor of gas at the back of Willard Elementary was reported by a parent at about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday. A gas valve on the Hampton Street side of the building often “purges” excess gas pressure, McDonough said. When the district’s plumber took gas level readings outside Tuesday, however, they were “pretty high.” School officials contacted UGI

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bers, “The rail system is another thing that should be looked at as we look to improve (infrastructure).” During a public comment session, Clarks Summit resident John Calia, an employee of New Jersey Transit, said, “What I see on the front line is that the highways are done, unfortunately. Expanding is going to be a serious, serious issue. You have one option, and that is to get on that rail transportation system.” Calia said the system has already shown the longevity leg-

at about 9 a.m. and worked to move students to West Scranton High School according to the building’s evacuation plan. “I think what they realize now is that there is a gas leak in one of the lines coming in from the street,” McDonough said Tuesday at about 11:20 a.m., minutes after students were dismissed from the high school. McDonough added that “there’s no gas in the building” and that the district didn’t foresee any other safety concerns. On Tuesday evening, McDonough said work was completed at about 3 p.m. Tuesday, but a snow cancellation Wednesday kept students out of the building for an additional day. islators have dreamed of. “The lines that I run on, some ofthempredate(Abraham)Lincoln,” he said. U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta (R, Pa.-11), who brought Friday’s hearing to the city, said he has already started talks of bringing a new rail system to the region. “I am also on the railroad committee with Chairman (Bill) Shuster, so I’ve already started to talk about where that is and how realistic it is for that to happen,” he said following the hearing. “Thirty thousand people commute into New York each day, so my message to Washington isn’t ‘If you build it, they will come.’ It is that they’re already waiting at the train station.”


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CRANTON – At a presentation held inside Scranton City Hall on Tuesday afternoon, business owners identified as vendors of legal synthetic drugs disguised as bath salts and incense were strongly encouraged to remove the products from their shelves.

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squarefootplaygroundthatcould include the addition of walking trails and benches to build a “complete play space.” YMCA Community Outreach Director Paula Scotchlas said a stage may be added and used as an outdoor classroom. Children from six weeks old to age 13 utilize the YMCA’s services, she said.

In video shown Tuesday of one user, the man said he used bath salts three times a day and had neglected to eat for three days even though the highs made him feel “terrible.” He told police he felt he was being shot at while seated in the back of a patrol car. Synthetic marijuana has a “stronger foothold” in the region, according to Klein. The products can be smoked or eaten, and some cannabinoid compounds can be 45 or 800 times stronger than traditional marijuana. One 18 year old Iowa man under the effects of “spice” or “incense” claims he told friends he

LEND A HAND Up to 250 volunteers are needed to plan for and assemble the playground on May 14. Contact Greater Scranton YMCA Community Outreach Director Paula Scotchlas at (570) 3428115 for details on how to help.

“There was really a need. This playground is geared for children ages 5 to 12,” she said. “Now we’re going to be able to get the kids that are older to be more active, too.”

felt he was in hell, went home and committed suicide. One ounce of salts can cost nearly $30 while a four-pound carton of Epsom salt cost $2. Eighteen ounces of traditional incense costs $4, while the socalled incense being abused costs roughly $20 for an ounce. Current House Bills 176, 567 and 365 are each crucial pieces of legislation yet to be passed that address individual compounds, Klein said. Kelly said the city is closely monitoring state and federal legislation on the national problem. “We want to do it right. We want to make it legal, make it

iron clad.” In the meantime, “We’re actually begging you, remove these things,” Kelly said. Atty. Todd O’Malley told the various business owners in attendance that lawsuits will follow should someone under the influence of synthetic drugs or a victim of someone under the influence comes to his office with a case. “I can absolutely assure you of this: The money damages will far outweigh any profit motives they have in selling these things. “You’re playing with fire, and you’re playing with people’s lives.”

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MOOSIC – An employee of a Moosic massage parlor faces charges for the alleged criminal solicitation of sexual acts towards an undercover Pennsylvania State Trooper. Jae Kyung Oh, 47, whose address matches the address of Oriental Body Works/Zen Shiatsu, 4215 Birney Ave., Moosic, in a criminal com-

plaint, allegedly made advances toward a state trooper on March 18, just after 12:30 p.m. According to an affidavit: The trooper entered the business to receive a massage, paying $50 for one half hour. After removing his clothes, Oh, who identified herself as “Annie,” offered a sexual act for an additional $40.

She allegedly later told the trooper she did “everything,” implying sexual intercourse, for an additional $100. The trooper said he needed more money, got dressed and left just before 1 p.m. Oh faces one count of prostitution following an arraignment on March 18. She was released on $10,000 unsecured bail, and a preliminary hearing is set for March 28.

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Assistant District Attorney Robert Klein illustrates the difference between actual incense and synthetic drugs during a presentation with various business owners Tuesday afternoon.

SCRANTON – A man arraigned March 14 for prowling after attempting to enter a University of Scranton residence faces similar charges for a March 23 incident. Alvin Hosie Moore, 26, listed as homeless, was arraigned on charges of prowling at night and false identification after police say he was found outside 1515 Vine St., Scranton. According to an affidavit: Moore told police he was waiting for a cab when he was discovered standing on the porch of the Vine Street home. Officers confirmed that a cab company was never contacted. When asked for his name, he said he was Jamel Brown but gave his own birthday. No records under that name were found in a police database. Fingerprints taken at police headquarters revealed that the man was really Moore. According to court records, charges against Moore for a similar incident at the University of Scranton earlier this month were dismissed at a preliminary hearing Monday, March 21, before District Judge Terrence Gallagher. Moore was held following the most recent incident for a lack of $1,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for March 30.

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Lackawanna County District Attorney Robert Klein led the presentation. Products like incense and bath salts are often misnamed to disguise their true purpose, he said. “It’s not grandma’s bath salts,” Klein said. “It’s not Epsom salts… The stimulants we’re talking about have properties similar to mephedone, MDPV (methylenedioxypyrovalerone), psychoactive drugs that will mimic the effects of cocaine, ecstasy, meth.” People abuse the products as an alternative high that, until recently, was untraceable. Testing is currently very expensive, Klein said. The neurological effects can last for days or weeks, Klein said. “Some of our worst users… they’re saying it’s the worst high they’ve ever experienced.” Paranoid delusions are indicative of abuse of the synthetic drugs. One bath salts user allegedly tried to “cut the demons out” from inside his body using a mechanical pencil, Klein said.

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West Siders ‘taking back neighborhood’ By CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES chughes@golackawanna.com

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Members of the West Scranton crime watch walk along Division Street during Thursday’s first neighborhood outing.

what the group was doing, group member Joan Stets spoke up.

“We’re taking back the neighborhood,” she said. The group has inspired Duffy

Old Forge officer receives new ballistic vest Officer Michael Roberts of the Old Forge Police Department was recently donated a new bulletproof vest on behalf of the Adopt A Cop program created by Fallen Officers Remembered. The vest donation was made possible from donations received by Fallen Officers Remembered and assistance from Kranson Uniform. The Adopt A Cop program is in great need of funding to continue the mission to bring law enforcement officers home safe to their families and to help make neighborhoods safer. To become an Adopt A Cop sponsor, please make donations payable to Fallen Officers Remembered, PO Box 2299, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18703. Agencies with unused or expired ballistic vests may contact Jaclyn Pocceschi Mosley at (570) 760-9034 or FALOFFREM@aol.com. For more information, visit www.fallenofficersremembered.org. Shown, from left, Jaclyn Pocceschi Mosley of Fallen Officers Remembered; Ryan Kranson, Kranson Uniform vice president; Officer Michael Roberts; Doug Kranson, Kranson Uniform president; and Gina Pocceschi Boyle of Fallen Officers Remembered.

district. We’ve had really strong early childhood programs,” King said. “Their only fighting chance in life is a good, solid education. We can’t have the governor settle this budget on the backs of the most vulnerable children in this state.” Calling the proposed budget an “assault on public education,” State Rep. Ken Smith (D, PA-112) said, “If we mess this up, we lose a generation.” More than half of the 144 failing schools in the state are in the Philadelphia area, according to Smith, who said the commonwealth should not “reinvent the wheel for the sake of a few.” In a speech that at one time received a standing ovation, Scranton Federation of Teachers President Rosemary Boland said, “These people in Harrisburg want to do one thing: They want to privatize the public school system in the state of Pennsylvania… This must stop, and we can stop it.” David Smolsky, a parent of children in the district, criticized and challenged the board to be proactive, not reactive, and to plan for the cuts as proposed. “Don’t just budget for 2011. Budget for 2015. Make a plan. Don’t be reactionary,” he said. Board Director Nathan Barrett will feel the impact of cuts in two ways as his job at Riverside Jr./Sr. High School is on the line. Riverside plans to “shave from each department,” and Barrett said he is the “low man” in the phys ed department. Raising taxes in Scranton could only secure up to $1 million of the $6 million that could be lost, he added. Therefore, Barrett feels the focus will have to remain only on the immediate school day to combat shortfalls. “Anything that’s not an actual instructional day, we have to look to eliminate,” he said. “We’ve got to play with the hand we’re dealt.”

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The following marriage license applications were filed in the Lackawanna County Marriage License Bureau between March 21 and 25, 2011: • Christina Lynn Imel, Scranton, and Joseph Patrick Crawley, Scranton. • Janelle Marie Brum, Exeter, and Joshua James Graziosi. • Christina Holly Brusco, Scranton, and Francis Kane, Scranton. • Samantha Lynn Smith, Scranton, and Enrique Atonal Herrera, Scranton. The following divorce applications were filed with the Lackawanna County Clerk of Judicial Records, Family Court Division, between March 21 and 25, 2011: • Glen Michael Anderson and Nora Anderson. • Paulette H. Farry and Michael P. Farry. • Marcia A. Mattern and Ronald P. Mattern. • Sharon Flynn and Jeffrey M. Flynn. • Hannah Mpofy and Daniel Slaughter. • Bethann Janine Cokelette and Leland Ennes Cokelette, Jr. • Joel Davie Filipek and Jennifer Filipek. • Diane Turner and Richard Turner. • Shannon McCullough and Robert McCullough. • Christopher Spathelf and Karen Spathelf. • April J. Holden and Patrick B. Holden. • Debra M. Garibay and Steven M. Garibay. • Ernest Frank Hafemeister III and Beverley Allen.

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SCRANTON – After meeting quietly in the lower room of St. Patrick’s Church since October, nearly two dozen members of the West Scranton-Hyde Park Crime Watch took to the streets Thursday evening for the first of many planned walks through their section of the city. Joined by Scranton Police Chief Dan Duffy and Sgt. Bob McCool, members started and ended at the Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank at Luzerne Street and South Main Avenue, coursing through alleys and side streets while pointing out some troublesome homes. When asked by onlookers

to promote a message of public-private partnerships between concerned citizens and the police force. The “Be Part of the Solution” campaign currently includes public service announcements and bumper stickers. Neighborhood watch signs are due in the near future. “It goes to show you how dedicated this group is to carry out their mission. It’s a great show of force to the criminal element. People are going to see neighbors out walking around and they’re going to take notice that we mean business,” Duffy said during Thursday’s walk. “They’ve got our back, and they know we’ve got their back.”

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Bouncing Souls stay positive By RICH HOWELLS rhowells@golackawanna.com

Unlike many short-lived ‘80s punk rock acts that burnt out quickly, The Bouncing Souls have been inextinguishable for more than two decades. As singer Greg Attonito picked up his phone for a recent interview while on vacation in Hawaii, the reason became clear – they never stop thinking about music or their dedicated fans. The band will stop at Eleanor Rigby’s, 603 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Jermyn, on Friday, April 1. With an April 12 release of a live six-song set for Side One Dummy Records’ “Complete Control Sessions” series, other members of the quartet have started writing for their next record while Attonito works on a solo effort he has hoped to record for years. “I wanted to do something that was just me. I am responsible for everything and I can kind of see what I’m made of, in that sense, because I’ve always been in a group dy-

IF YOU GO What: The Bouncing Souls with The Menzingers, Dirty Tactics, The Great Explainer Where: Eleanor Rigby’s, 603 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Jermyn When: Friday, April 1, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Cost: $16, $18 day of show

namic,” Attonito said. “It’s been a really good learning experience for me in a lot of ways.” After releasing eight full studio albums and numerous EPs, singles, compilations, and live albums, he admitted it was a challenge to continue producing quality songs, but one he has never taken lightly. “I constantly have to question why I’m doing it, what I want to say here, and why I want to say it, because otherwise I’m just doing it because it’s a job or because I want to make money or just to write a song to put something out because people are going to buy it just because it’s a Bouncing Souls song. I don’t want to do music like that, so I really want it to be meaningful to me,” he explained. Their legacy, he feels,

is their consistently positive outlook an enjoyment of life, an attitude that he has embraced in his personal life as well. “I’d say we took the positive things we liked from punk rock and ran with it,” Attonito said. “We’re brothers. We do enjoy being with each other for the most part, and that’s what we always try to bring to the show. I think that’s why people come back, because there’s a feeling there that we do love each other, we care about each other, and we care about the music.” While much has been said about the decay of the punk rock scene, Attonito is just as passionate about music now and finds its outlook as bright as ever. “The idea of ‘scene’ has completely changed in what I thought the scene was from the late ‘80s, early ‘90s and into the year 2000. Just even that word has a different definition now. There are so many different scenes,” he said, citing the internet as a positive influence in that change. While the band used to have to promote their shows by printing expensive postcards and fliers, they now just post news to

their website or social networks. “Music is definitely going stronger than ever. I guess it’s going great – it’s just different.” The New Jersey-based band has never forgotten their roots, either, despite their accomplishments. Often supporting regional acts to help them gain an audience, The Bouncing Souls will be playing at Eleanor Rigby’s with The Great Explainer from Trenton, N.J., Dirty Tactics from Philadelphia, and The Menzingers from Scranton. “It’s really where we came from on day one. We were in a band, we knew guys in bands around us, and we would do stuff together,” he said. “It’s just our mentality.” “Now that we’re a more successful band, it’s become a part of what we do.” This theme of “giving back” will continue with an acoustic show in Seattle, Wash., at the Porchlight Coffee Shop on April 9, with all proceeds from the $5 show benefiting victims of the recent disaster in Japan. Fans can also donate at www.globalgiving.org, he said. “We’re all in this together.”


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ever. He tires of his violent profession and wishes to return to human form, but this can only happen if he finds a suitable replacement. Cut to Kirsty Cotton, whose character returns for the first time since 2002’s “Hellraiser: Hellseeker.” After her new boyfriend leaves her home, a depraved servant of Pinhead delivers a letter to her mailbox, closing the first issue. While this is a great setup, and the art captures the look and feel of the films well, I was hoping for a bit more. A grotesque kill is added in the first few pages to satisfy the horror devotee’s bloodlust, but it’s just to establish

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I’ll tell you this – I never looked at a Rubik’s Cube the same way again. Without Clive’s consistent involvement, however, the series quickly declined. The second film, which continues Kirsty’s story, is worth mentioning, but it all goes downhill from there. Diehard fans of the series have been tortured as often as the Cenobites’ victims. “Hellraiser: Revelations” will fare no better when it is released later this year. Actor Doug Bradley, who always portrayed the lead Cenobite, Pinhead, even admitted that the film was rushed into production so the studio would not loose the rights. He chose not to reprise his iconic role for the first time in the series’ history. Consequently, fans such as myself have often turned to comic books to continue the story, such as Marvel Comics’ excellent series, which is starting to be re-released as “Hellraiser: Masterpieces Vol. 1” this month. Much more exciting, however, is the start of a new ongoing series called “Clive Barker’s Hellraiser,” and the title doesn’t lie – the awesomely perverse author is actually returning to the series he created for the first time since the original film. An ultraviolent, eight-page preview was released online a few weeks ago, showing that even a man of the cloth isn’t safe from the clutches of Hell, and the debut issue was just released last Wednesday. Staying in continuity with the films but hopefully not retaining their successive quality, the beginning focuses on Pinhead, whose face is looking as spiny as

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When it comes to movie franchises, very few sequels hold up as well as the original film, and this is especially true of most horror films. The “Hellraiser” series, created by horror fantasy author Clive Barker, is a perfect example of this, but thanks to comic book company Boom! Studios, Barker will have an opportunity to set things right, albeit in a different format. Adapting his novella “The Hellbound Heart” for the big screen, Barker found a mainstream audience with 1987’s “Hellraiser,” which was also his full-length directorial debut. He signed the right away and chose not to return for its eight subsequent films, supposedly underestimating their runaway popularity. His name would always be synonymous with “Hellraiser.” For those unfamiliar with the cult classic, “Hellraiser” is the story of a mysterious puzzle box that, when solved, opens a gate to Hell, where demons called “Cenobites” torture you for all eternity. An amoral man named Frank Cotton, who was killed in this manner, attempts to resurrect himself with the help of his mistress, Julia. She lures victims to the place he was murdered, and Frank drains them of their blood to restore himself. When Kirsty Cotton, his niece, discovers the plot and is tricked into solving the box herself, she makes a deal with the Cenobites to return Frank to them. While that doesn’t seem like the most pleasant premise, it’s certainly a compelling one. The groundbreaking special effects hold up quite well today, and the dark imagery that surrounds every scene is unforgettable. The story explores the fine lines between pleasure and pain and good and evil. While it often gets lumped in with other horror franchises, it certainly goes places that Jason or Freddy never would.

to show us now that he is not limited by censors, a movie studio, or a real-life budget, and for the first time in years, I’m eager to explore “the further regions of experience.” As a rare opportunity to watch a master of horror return to what made him great, I encourage you to do the same and support this innovative endeavor. It may tear your soul apart, but at least your suffering will be legendary.

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the servant’s purpose and not much more. Included at the end of the book is a 16-page story from “Hellraiser: Masterpieces,” written by co-creator/director of “The Matrix” trilogy, Larry Wachowski. While this is a nice addition for those who never read the out-of-print Marvel series, it’s a bit of a cop-out. While I feel that Clive’s return to the series should have warranted its own double-size issue, I was thrilled to see him back behind these characters. Reestablishing Kirsty as the main “hero” was a smart move. I’m sure that he has such sights

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Filming for ‘Rocky’-themed documentary begins locally By RICH HOWELLS rhowells@golackawanna.com

pion Larry Holmes. Holmes, who fought many times in Scranton, was “thrilled” to discuss “Rocky” with them, they said, and he vividly recalled a conversation about boxing he had with Kunda when he was a teen, convincing him that he wasn’t cut out for the sport despite his love of the films. Locally, shooting locations included the boxing ring at the Weston Field House, the Riverfront Sports Complex, the roof of the Electric City Garage, and his parents’ home in West Side. “I’m so proud of Scranton. I love this city. If this can help promote the city - Weston Field, the Miners - everyone will know the opportunities that are here,” Kunda said. Jerry Foley, a groundskeeper at West Scranton Intermediate School, told the filmmakers his “Rocky” story at the Weston Field House, where a “Rocky” poster hangs alongside real boxing promotional advertisements. Foley was a local boxer in the 1970’s. “(Boxing) is very, very hard. It’s a lot of obligation. It could take a street-wise punk like me, bring him to the gym, and make him a man, and that’s what happened,” Foley said. Foley said he has seen a lot of great things come out of Scranton, and he suspects that Kunda could be one of them. “He looks like a young Rocky. Pebbles!” he joked. “I See DREAM, Page 18

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CRANTON – Sylvester Stallone may have shot his last “Rocky” film, but another Rocky’s story has just begun. On March 19, a small film crew drove into Scranton to embark on their second day of shooting a documentary inspired by “Cue the Rocky Music,” a memoir written by city native Mike Kunda. The book recounts Kunda’s childhood dream of growing up to be just like the fictional boxer Stallone portrayed. In a way, he would end up fulfilling that dream decades later by becoming a professional Rocky Balboa impersonator in Philadelphia, winning a look-alike contest there in 2006. As a “thank you” to his hero, he wrote the book about how the movie series, and the man behind it, inspired him. He quickly realized that many other fans had stories to tell, so he recruited fellow “Rocky” enthusiast Jim Toscano to direct the unique documentary.

The two met near the set of “Rocky Balboa,” the final film of the series, in 2006 in Philadelphia. Both were waiting out in the cold to catch a glimpse of Stallone, and their conversation led to their current friendship. Working as a video producer for an advertising agency, Toscano felt compelled to make the story his first feature-length film. “I felt like if I didn’t do it, somebody else would, and it would kill me. And I’m a ‘Rocky’ fan. I’ve always heard that the only way you can do a good documentary is to do it about something you’re passionate about,” Toscano said. After working all week, Toscano and his brother-in-law, Sean Johnston, the film’s production assistant, drove nine hours from their homes in Detroit to Camp Hill, Pa., where Kunda currently resides. Their first stop Friday was in Easton, Pa., where they met former Heavyweight Cham-

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backyard. It’s easy to take our mountains, forests, and lakes for granted, particularly if we have lived here our entire life and don’t realize just how uniquely blessed we are. Our man-made treasures sometimes experience the same fate.

Be it the wonderful old homes that grace many of our neighborhoods, the still impressive commercial buildings that hearken back to our economic heyday or the magnificent public structures now well into their second century of service, Scranton is replete with buildings of character and great beauty. This is certainly true of the stately French Gothic structure at the corner of North Washington Avenue and Vine Street – the home of the Scranton Public Library since June 1, 1893. While the story of Albright Memorial Library is generally known, it bears repeating. Joseph Albright and his wife, Elizabeth, came to Scranton about 1850, settled in at the corner of North Washington and Vine, and raised two sons and two daughters. The eldest son, John, went on to become a

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think he could sell a couple autographs in Scranton after we leave here!” The crew also spoke with members of the NEPA Miners, a Scranton-based minor league football team, along with Dan LaMagna, co-owner, head coach, and “diehard Rocky fan.” “Rocky was a million-to-one shot,” LaMagna said. “That’s our guys here today. They’re living the dream. “If you can’t draw inspiration

500 VINE successful industrialist in Buffalo, N.Y. When John got word that the city fathers were looking to create a public library, he immediately offered to erect an appropriate building on the land where the family homestead once stood. Three years and $125,000 later, the ribbon to the Albright Memorial Library was cut and citizens of Scranton took possession of Mr. Albright’s gift. Why would someone spend what amounted to a king’s ransom at the time to erect a public library for a city he had long ago left? A fair question – one that Albright anticipated, and answered in a letter dated January 24, 1890: “The motives prompting us to make this donation are to provide a suitable literary and educational element for the elevation of people of all classes, and at the same time provide a suitable memorial of the late Joseph J. Albright and his wife Elizabeth who spent so many of the best years of their life in this city.” Stripping away the flowery rhetoric of the day, Albright built the library to be used by people to enrich their lives. In the process, the memory of Joseph and Elizabeth would be suitably perpetuated. While much has changed in the almost 118 years since the library first opened its doors, the mission is unchanged. Each week, we will use this space to highlight the collec-

from that, you can’t draw inspiration from anything.” LaMagna said he often plays clips from the films to inspire his players and has overheard them reciting lines for motivation. After pausing briefly for dinner, the crew interviewed Kunda’s family until late Saturday evening. His gushing parents were proud of how far he has taken his story. “I am absolutely thrilled with Michael, even though he didn’t follow mother’s advice all the time. I couldn’t ask for a better son with a bigger heart,” said Dee Kunda, his mother. See DREAM, Page 20

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“We have this wonderful, crazy kid who’s lived this crazy dream that goes beyond anything we ever thought possible,” his father, Michael Kunda, echoed. Kunda found himself humbled as the second day of filming came to a close. “It’s uncomfortable. Oddly uncomfortable. It’s weird having

people say nice things about me. Usually they throw tomatoes and soup cans,” Kunda quipped. Toscano is producing the documentary under his own company, Toscano Media. He hopes to wrap filming by December and release the film by mid-2012. Like his look-a-like counterpart, no one is more excited for

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plot — is that Baby Doll (Emily Browning), the sorry lass who’s been committed to Lennox House for the Mentally Insane by her sleazeball stepdad, is set to have a frontal lobotomy. OK, if you’re a 15-year-old boy (or a 30-year-old boy or a girl with a ’50s pin-up jones), there’s no denying that the girl-gang casting of “Sucker Punch” — pouty, pig-tailed Browning; the regal, Nicole Kidman-esque Abbie Cornish; punky Jena Malone; plucky Vanessa Hudgens and the exotic Jamie Chung — has a certain allure. But even with the strip-club fantasy costumes and the drop-downs into video game-like alternate uni-

verses, the eye candy quickly gets stale. Baby Doll is sent to this gothic hilltop asylum, where she shares a ward with the aforementioned inmates, named Sweet Pea, Rocket, Blondie and Amber. Oscar Isaac is Blue, Lennox House’s sinister overseer. One way to keep track of which reality Baby Doll finds herself in is to watch Isaac’s face: if he has a thin mustache going and he’s in shark skin, it’s the nightclub/bordello reality. If he’s clean-shaven, in a white caretaker’s jacket, it’s the “normal” world.Gugino (Snyder’s muse: she was in “Watchmen,” too) likewise changes appearance. “Sucker Punch,”

in case this hasn’t been made clear, toggles back and forth, to and fro, between alternating mindscapes, as Baby Doll and her team embark on an epic scavenger hunt. They need to find a map, then fire, then a knife and then a key. “The fifth thing is a mystery,” intones Scott Glenn, playing a kind of Zen master who seems to have boned up on his riddle-me-this delivery by watching episodes of David Carradine’s “Kung Fu.” “Begin your journey,” he tells Baby Doll. “It will set you free.” Exit the theater. It will set you freer.

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PIAA CLASS AA GIRLS’ BASKETBALL FINAL

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STATE COLLEGE – There are teams around District 2 that tend to torment opponents more with pressure defenses. But, it is hard to find teams that more effectively control opponents with their half-court defense as Dunmore has done in its latest run of championships. The Lady Bucks, the six-time defending Lackawanna League Division 2 and District 2 Class AA champions, had to go all the way to the state championship game to run into one. “It was difficult to execute against them,” said Dunmore senior guard Ashley Murray, who was averaging 23.5 in the state tournament before being to held to 10 points on 3-for-15 shooting in Friday’s 62-39 loss to Villa Maria Academy. “They were very similar to the way we played.” That is not always the case. Against lesser opponents, the Victors frequently take the ball away with a suffocating defense that paved the way for 10 wins by 53 or more points. Concerned that trying to take the ball away from Dunmore’s veteran guards might be too risky, Villa Maria interim coach Doug Chuzie had his Victors instead concentrate on taking away shots. “Our game plan coming in was to try to limit Murray at the 3-point line,” Chuzie said. “We also had the game plan coming in to contain Corinna (Palko) and Alexa (Gerchman) as much as possible. “We didn’t try to pressure because of the way we’ve seen them penetrate defenses when we looked at them on tape. Alexa proved it in the third quarter. When you get up on her too tight, she can get into the lane.” Gerchman drove for six points and an assist in the final 1:45 of the third quarter for Dunmore’s most productive offensive burst of the game. Most of the game, however, Dunmore had trouble finding See VILLA, Page 29

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Dunmore’s Courtney Murray shoots over Zhane Brooks, Leah Bennett and Abbey Stuedler.

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TATE COLLEGE – Villa Maria Academy and Dunmore played the required 32 minutes in Friday’s Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AA girls’ basketball final. The outcome, however, was all about a 12-minute stretch of the first half in which the Victors showed off the defensive dominance that has carried the Erie school to three straight state championships. Villa Maria ran off 21 straight points to wipe out an early Dunmore lead, then cruised the rest of the way to a 62-39 romp at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center. The run from midway through the first quarter to the halftime buzzer established Villa Maria’s control. The teams played the second half on nearly even terms, but Dunmore never again got

Molly Burke blocks a shot by Villa Maria’s Lisa Mifsud.

closer than the 16-point deficit it faced at intermission. “We still played hard every possession,” said Karlee McBride, a 5-foot-10 sophomore forward who contributed 12 points, seven rebounds and five steals. It was McBride who started the 21-0 run by powering inside for five straight points to end the

first quarter after Dunmore had taken a 6-2 lead. Dunmore controlled the pace early against a team that averaged 64 points per game, the same number the Lady Bucks put up in their highest scoring output of the season. The Lady Bucks took 1:10 off the clock on a patient first posses-

sion that resulted in Alexa Gerchman’s eight-foot, pull-up jumper for the first score. Ashley Murray’s runner in the lane produced the 6-2 lead with 3:51 left in the first quarter. At that point, Villa Maria was 0for-4, including three missed 3point attempts. “We knew we had to play better defense and that eventually our shots started falling,” said junior point guard Lisa Misfud, who had 16 points. Abbey Steubler wound up leading the Victors with17 points with the help of 4-for-8 shooting from 3-point range, but that part of the Villa Maria game did not arrive until later. The Victors spread the floor with Dunmore chasing and went 4-for-8 on open 3-pointers in the second half after shooting 2-for-12 from long range in the first half. “Lisa Misfud came out in the See PIAA, Page 29


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1. Fans made their own signs in support of Dunmore’s state championship run. 2. Ashley Murray reacts during the fourth quarter of the PIAA title game. 3. Coach Ben O’Brien directs the Lady Bucks. 4. Dunmore students pack the Jordan Center. 5. Ashley Murray, Corinna Palko and Kayla Tobin hold the runner-up trophy.

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The Dunmore Lady Bucks lost 62-39 against now three-peat PIAA Class AA basketball champions Villa Maria Academy on Friday afternoon. Dunmore has had the last two local appearances in the girls’ state championship games. The Lady Bucks were also defeated in 1994. Riverside captured a Class AA title in 1986, but no other Lackawanna County team has been crowned a girls’ state basketball champion since.


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known as the Lackawanna College Student Union, the old CYC once served nearly as big a role in the state playoffs as Pottsville’s Martz Hall and Hazleton Area High School do now. It even was the site of two state championship games in the 1960s, in a time before the girls got to play for such a prize. Tuesday night, with a state championship game berth on the line between two neighboring Lackawanna County schools, it was used for the first time in this year’s district or state playoffs. It was the place to be to see what, by many measures, was the biggest sporting event for female athletes in area history. The game combined the huge crowd with live local television.

The Lady Bucks and Spartanettes put on a game worthy of the setting. They fought through nine lead changes in the second half and were tied seven times, including once while Dunmore was scoring the game’s final six points to emerge with a 51-46 victory that put the Lady Bucks in their second state final. Before it got to that point, Mid Valley showed the form that allowed it to take out district champions in the first three rounds. The Spartanettes punished the Lady Bucks on the boards early, grabbing nine of the game’s first 11 rebounds and never trailing in See SEMIFINAL, Page 29

Danielle Terranella is defended by Dunmore’s Courtney Murray.

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Dunmore fans rush the court inside the Lackawanna College Student Union Tuesday evening following the Lady Bucks’ victory over the Mid Valley Spartanettes in the PIAA Class AA semifinal game.


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space to score. The Lady Bucks shot 3-for-15 in the first half when they turned the ball over 10 times and did not score for a span of 11:51. Before Sarah Ross hit a free throw with no time on the clock for Dunmore’s only point of the second quarter, the Victors had built a 23-6 lead. “We had a hard time getting shots, no question,” Dunmore coach Ben O’Brien said. “I don’t think it was anything our play-

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the first half. Dunmore responded with the form that it used throughout the eastern half of the state tournament. The Lady Bucks used a second-half rally to win every game. “It was just like every one of the other games,” Dunmore coach Ben O’Brien said after the Lady Bucks beat the otherwise unbeaten Spartanettes for the fifth time this season. “They played a great game and Bob (Doughton) coached a great game. “I thought both teams played great.” Ashley Murray scored 17 of her 25 points in the second half and had five of Dunmore’s six in the game-ending surge. Corinna Palko had the other, hitting the game-winning point by making one of two free throws with 1:32 remaining. “I just tried to keep my head in the game,” Murray said. “It was loud. There were a lot of ers didn’t do.” O’Brien and Murray blamed the offensive struggles on the difficulty the Lady Bucks had just finding enough space to think about taking a shot against Villa Maria. “We may have gotten the ball around and gotten an open shot, but before you knew it, they had a girl on you,” she said. “There was no open minute. “I think we just wanted to get shots up because a girl’s coming at you and your whole shot is thrown off.” ODDS AND ENDS Although Villa Maria did not

force as many turnovers as usual, it made the most of the ones it did get. The Victors turned 19 Dunmore turnovers into 28 points while the Lady Bucks converted nine miscues by Villa Maria into just three points. The large margin in the fourth quarter gave O’Brien a chance to use all 15 players. Ross was the only sub used during the flow of the game. O’Brien turned to Kayla Tobin, who he often credits for her senior leadership along with starters Ashley Murray and Palko, first before going to the rest of the subs.

through the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association basketball tournaments: • Watching Riverside roll through an unbeaten state Class AA championship season in 1986-87, my first full season of covering Lackawanna League basketball, it would have been hard to imagine that it would be the only girls’ state championship for the league in a quartercentury. The all-senior frontcourt of Mary Lisowski, Lisa Sporer and Jennifer Oustrich combined with the sophomore backcourt of Missy Evanish and Shannon Powell to produce a 29-0 record for coach Tom Nageli, just a year after Valley View had played in the Class AAA state final. Dunmore’s two second-place finishes, in Class AA in 1994 and this year, are the only championship game appearances for the league in the last 24 years. • Dunmore did not take the usual route to the state final. Of the 16 boys’ and girls’ teams that arrived at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center, the other 15 had averaged a combined victory margin of 75 points for their four state games. Dunmore, which went 10-1 on the season in games decided by six or less and won another game that it broke open for a larger margin in overtime, beat its four state opponents by a total of just 23 points. Of the 48 state finalists the last three seasons, only 2009 Class AA boys’ champion Imhotep Charter has joined the Dunmore girls in arriving without a 10-point win in the tournament. It takes a special group to pull through that many tough games in succession in the postseason. • The best one-game performance goes to Mid Valley in the state quarterfinals. The Spartanettes ended unbeaten York Catholic’s five-year streak of state championship game appearances with a 57-56 victory, led by Danielle Terranella’s second 34-point effort of the tournament. • Dunmore swept all five games against Mid Valley, which was 25-0 against everyone else, and held the Spartanettes to their four lowest-scoring efforts See ROBINSON, Page 33

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emotions flowing. “I just tried to keep myself strong and mentally tough.” Murray’s four points in the final minute touched off a celebration that briefly turned scary when Dunmore students stormed the court. Dunmore guard Molly Burke, the smallest player on the floor, was knocked down in the celebration and had to be carried out of the crowd. She finished the night with an ice pack on the resulting bumps and bruises on her knee and most of the Dunmore team spent some time sitting and watching from the bench as the enthusiasm being displayed slowly subsided. Before long, there was another Lady Buck being carried, but this time it was Palko being triumphantly lifted onto the shoulders of classmates to soak in a night that few local athletes ever have or ever will know. “They’re a fantastic team,” Palko said. “It was great to play them here.” The Lady Bucks and Spartanettes did a great job of creating a game so big that no other gym in Lackawanna County could hold it.

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foul line. Ashley Murray could not help but cut loose with some celebration with 13.5 seconds left in Tuesday’s state Class AA semifinal when she hit the first of two free throws to give the Lady Bucks a four-point lead on Mid Valley, practically locking up what became a 51-46 victory. Murray’s emphatic fist pump was a sign of her relief as much as anything. “It’s hard to deal with the fact that you’re missing foul shots,” Murray said. “Your confidence is down. You’re beating yourself up. You have to keep yourself together.” That became a challenge – only at the foul line – when Murray’s missed attempts began late in the second-round win over Carver Engineering & Science and lasted more than three quarters into the Mid Valley semifinal game. Murray had missed 10 of her last 18 when she could not get the first of two to fall with 1:53 left and Dunmore trailing by one. She recovered to hit the second and tie the game. By overcoming her struggles at the line, she put the Lady Bucks on the verge of what became their state championship game appearance. “If I could have, I would have jumped out of my body,” Murray said of the fist pump. “There was no other emotion I could show.” Riverside’s Jerry Kincel was left to wonder if perhaps he had settled in too much when he needed to hit two free throws with the Vikings trying to force overtime, trailing Communications Tech of Philadelphia by two with three-tenths of a second remaining. Kincel hit the first, giving him 17 successes in his last 19 playoff attempts, before a second shot landed short and the Vikings were eliminated with a 49-48 loss. Expect Kincel to spend a lot of his offseason time shooting free throws two at a time after noticing that his second attempts tended not to be as clean as his first shots. Other memories and observations from the three-week run

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first half and was not knocking down 3-pointers like normal,” Villa Maria interim head coach Doug Chuzie said. “She said, ‘coach, I can get by my girl.’ So, we spread the floor more and went to her.” Once Villa Maria discovered an offensive approach to match the defense that was limiting Dunmore to 32 percent shooting while forcing 19 turnovers, the Victors were too much for the Lady Bucks. “It just became increasingly difficult to get into the paint with dribble penetration and post-entry passes,” Dunmore coach Ben O’Brien said. “At the same time, they made it difficult to complete passes. “If you can make it difficult to complete passes plus you’re taking away dribble penetration, it makes it hard. They did a terrific job.” The win was the 71st straight by the Victors against Class AA opponents. Villa Maria (28-2) closed the season with 15 straight wins. Its only losses came by one point to Class AAA state finalist Mercyhurst Prep and by four points to Class AAAA state quarterfinalist Cardinal O’Hara of Philadelphia. Dunmore (26-6) had a 13-game winning streak while losing for just the second time in 26 games. The Lady Bucks were led by Ashley Murray with10 points. Corinna Palko, who had a team-high six rebounds, and Alexa Gerchman, who led Dunmore with four assists and two steals, each added eight points. Molly Burke hit two 3-pointers while scoring seven.

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TOP GAMES Kerry Sullivan scored six goals while Carolyn Pryor added five, including the 100th of her career, Tuesday night as Scranton defeated Southern Maine, 19-5, in women’s lacrosse. Carl Caceres posted his 50th career singles victory to help Scranton defeat Sioux Falls, 6-3, Tuesday in men’s tennis. Annie Zeleniak, a senior from Scranton Prep, used a four-hit, six-RBI effort in Sunday night’s 13-1 win over Kalamazoo College to become Scranton’s career leader in softball hits with 139. - Compiled by Tom Robinson

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out of seven teams behind unanimous Colonial States Athletic Conference favorite Cabrini because of an experienced lineup, led by first-team, all-star goalie Jessie Habich. Habich led the conference and was third in the nation with a .660 save percentage last season while ranking 12th in goals against average at 6.65. He has put up similar numbers (.626, 6.94) so far this season. Nick Parks leads the Pacers with 12 goals and four assists. William Roerden (11-2-13), George Downey IV (9-3-12), Janda (7-5-12) and Jamie Beagen (4-711) have all scored in double figures for the season.

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aitlin Monahan continues to be a key performer for the East Stroudsburg softball team. Monahan (Abington Heights) is a senior pitcher with the Warriors and is currently 5-3 with a 3.19 Monahan earned run average and five complete games. The right-hander recently posted a complete-game 4-0 shutout of Seton Hill. She tossed a two-hitter, walked two and struck out five. She also scored a run and had an RBI. “Cat means so much to our team,” coach Jill Fuduric said. “She is the only senior pitcher on the team and she has set a standard for success.” Monahan was 8-14 with two saves last season as a junior. “Cat worked very hard this off season rehabbing her knee from an injury last year,” Fuderic said. “She always puts in extra time to better herself for the team.” Another thing that Monahan worked on in the off season was developing a drop pitch which is now one of her key pitches. No designated hitter is needed when Monahan is on the mound. She hit .302 (19-for-63) last season with

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ON CAMPUS BILL ARSENAULT two home runs and 10 RBI. She’s hitting .316 (six-for-19) thus far this season. BURKE LEARNING THE ROPES Mike Burke has pitched in five games and started three for the Lehigh baseball team. Burke (Abington Heights) is a 6-foot right-hander. He’s worked 13.1 innings and given up 20 hits and 21 runs, 14 earned, with 10 walks and eight strikeouts. His record is 0-3 and his earned run average is 9.45, going against teams like Davidson, Miami (Ohio), Central Michigan and Villanova. “Mike has faced some outstanding competition,” coach Sean Leary said. “But he showed great poise over the fist month and he has already learned a great deal about what it takes to be successful at this level. I am very confident that Mike will continue to improve and that he will be a major contributor to our team’s success this year and beyond.” CAUDILLO PITCHING IN Freshman Katie Caudillo is seeing action with the Bridgeport softball team both as a pitcher and a DP (designated person). Caudillo (Scranton Prep) has pitched in three games and started one. He has a 0-0 record and a 4.38 earned run average. In eight innings, she’s given up eight hits and seven runs, five earned. She’s walked 11 and struck out five. “Katie pitched five innings in See ARSENAULT, Page 33

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Like father, like son for Danzig Carl Danzig, head men’s basketball coach at the University of Scranton, landed his first recruit for next season by turning to his own family. Danzig announced Tuesday that his son, Ross, a former Abington Heights standout, will join the Royals after spending this past season playing on the Prep school level at the Blair Academy in New Jersey. Danzig scored 1,013 career points at Abington Heights where he led the Comets to a 29-3 record and state quarterfinal appearance as a senior in 2010. The Comets won three Lackawanna League Division 1 titles and two

District 2 Class AAA championships during his three years as a starter. After averaging 17 points per game as a senior at Abington Heights, Danzig averaged 13 points, five rebounds and four assists to help Blair go 16-7 and win the New Jersey Prep Class A state championship. Carl Danzig is 191-79 in 10 seasons under Danzig with Landmark Conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in three of the last four years. Spring sports start due The league season arrives in some spring high school sports this week, weather permitting. Lackawanna League boys’ tennis has openers scheduled for Monday. Boys’ and girls’ track and boys’ volleyball are set to begin league play Tuesday. Baseball and softball are not scheduled to open until April 4.

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of the season. The exception was Tuesday’s 51-46 state semifinal victory. The last four meetings between the teams were decided by five points or less, including one that went overtime. • The Scranton boys were among the first out, losing to Lower Merion in overtime in the first round of the Class AAAA tournament. It serves as a reminder of just how impressive a run it was for the Knights to make it to the state quarterfinals last season. Without much exposure to top-level Class AAAA games through the years, many local high school basketball fans have trouble understanding just how strong the competition is in the state’s largest classification. Scranton could put together the best boys’ basketball team this area has ever seen next season. The Knights would still have to expect to be strongly tested from the start of the state tournament and to become an underdog in the later rounds.

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shutout of the season. Wednesday’s 2-1 shootout win over the Albany Devils was the team’s 51st of the season, matching the franchise record set in the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons.

ROSSI WORKING HARD Senior Drew Rossi (Valley View) is playing second base for the Mitchell College baseball team. He’s a transfer from Keystone College. “Drew has worked hard since leaving Keystone last season, and we have been working on him being more consistent defensively and staying within

BRADY SEEING ACTION Freshman Kayla Brady (Abington Heights) has played in 15 games for the Chowan softball team, mostly as a pinch hitter and pinch runner. She’s hitting .333 (one-for-three) and has scored five runs for the Braves, who are 18-12 in the early part of the season. “Kayla has been a great addition to our talented team of student-athletes,” coach Amanda Balduf said. “She’s seen limited action but continues to improve her skills.” Brady is already a success in the class room. “Kayla posted a 4.0 grade point average the first semester,” Balduf said.

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ROSENCRANCE FITTING IN Joel Rosencrance (Holy Cross) is a member of the East Stroudsburg baseball team, which was 16-4 after 20 games and ranked first in the Atlantic Region by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Rosencrance, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound freshman, has pitched in four games. He has a 2.89 earned run average. In 9.1 innings, he’s given up 13 hits and three runs, all earned. He has walked three and struck out five. “Joel is doing extremely well despite being just a freshman on a talented pitching staff,” assistant coach Kevin Woodbridge said. “He is going to get

SIMONIK LEADS THE WAY Senior Drew Simonik (Lakeland) is having another standout season pitching for the Lock Haven baseball team. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound right-hander is currently 2-2 with a 2.40 earned run average. He’s pitched 23.1 innings and given up 26 hits and 17 runs, only eight earned. He’s walked nine and struck out 22. Simonik has already tossed a complete game 6-3 victory over Lake Erie. He gave up six hits and two earned runs, walking one and striking out seven. Prior to that, he didn’t allow a hit in six innings of work and got credit for a 6-0 triumph against Urbana College. He had four strikeouts in that game. “Drew has been a very consistent starter for our program,” veteran coach Smokey Stover said. “He is capable of shutting down any team in the country. It has been a pleasure to work with him the past four

MOVE DOESN’T SLOW MARIANELLI Sophomore Allyson Marianelli (Old Forge) is hitting .357 (10-for-28) in the early going for the Lycoming softball team. She has a double, seven RBI and has scored five runs. She hit .299 (26-for-87) last season. “Allyson’s role this year is to be the leader in the outfield moving from left field to center field,” coach Dan Lazorka said. “She has shown a great improvement at the plate and the experience she got in the college game as a freshman has really helped her understand what it takes to play at this level.”

himself at the plate,” coach Scott Kingston said. “It’s all in there for him. He just needs to stick with what he is good at and stay away from doing too much and trying to be a player he is not.” Rossi is hitting .360 (ninefor-25) in eight starts for the 6-2 Mariners. He has three doubles, six runs scored and six RBI. In the field, he’s made just one error on 21 chances (.952).

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ATVs/Dune Buggies

SUZUKI`07 KING QUAD 4x4, automatic,

620 miles. $3,200. (570) 592-8514

406

ATVs/Dune Buggies

QUARTER MIDGET RACE CAR 76 inch Bull Rider,

Honda 120 motor, Kirkey seat, new brake system, A-Main feature wins Asphalt/Dirt, Many Extras, Value $6,000, Sell for $2,999 Call (570) 954-2749 Shopping for a new apartment? Classified lets you compare costs without hassle or worry! Get moving with classified!

SUZUKI ’00 QUAD MASTER 4x4, auto, 520

miles, winch, heated grips. $4,650. 570-239-2877

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Autos under $5000

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Autos under $5000

CHRYSLER `94White CONCORDE with

leather interior. Infiniti sound system. 151k miles. REDUCED! $1,300 or best offer. 570-283-8202

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

BMW `93 325 IC Convertible,

Metallic Green Exterior & Tan Interior, 5 Speed Transmission, Heated Seats. 2nd Owner, 66k Miles. Excellent Condition, Garage Kept, Excellent Gas Mileage. Carfax available. Price reduced $7,995 or trade for SUV or other. Beautiful / Fun Car. 570-388-6669

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ACURA ‘07 RDX Tech Package.

CADILLAC `94 DEVILLE SEDAN 94,000 miles,

412 Autos for Sale

Leather Seats. Moonroof $19,880

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CADILLAC ‘06 STS

AWD, 6 cylinder, Silver, 52,600 miles, sunroof, heated seats, Bose sound system, 6 CD changer, satellite radio, Onstar, parking assist, remote keyless entry, electronic keyless ignition, & more! $17,600 570-881-2775

CHEVROLET ‘06 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE

Leather, CD, Alloy Wheels $16,450

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

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

Coupe, 4,500 miles. 2.2 liter, 32 MPG, 1 owner, $14,000 negotiable. White, auto, perfect condition. 570-785-4444

BUICK ‘07 LUCERNE One Owner.

CHEVY ‘08 COBALT


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FORD ‘07 TAURUS SE CD AND ALLOYS

HYUNDAI ‘11 SONATA

Rare, Exclusive Opportunity To Own...

MERCEDES-BENZ `95 SL 500 Convertible, with

PONTIAC ‘69 FIREBIRD 400 CONVERTIBLE

TOYOTA `06 AVALON New tires, new

$9,880

black interior, all bells and whistles. $25,000 570-706-6489

CHEVY ‘04 MALIBU Affordable. With Warranty. $6,992

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

CHEVY `06 EQUINOX 4x4, 62,000 miles,

silver, comes with 3 year, 50k mile warranty. $11,900. 570-474-5566

To place your ad call...829-7130 CHRYSLER ‘06 300C HEMI

Light green, 18,000 miles, loaded, leather, wood trim, $24,000. 570-222-4960 leave message

CHRYSLER ‘93 LEBARON Green 2 door Con-

vertible. Inspected. Tan color canvas top. Runs very good. Asking $2700, must sell. Taking serious offers. 570-604-1118

CHRYSLER `02 PT CRUISER Inferno Red, flame

design. Chrome wheels. 47,000 miles, one owner. Looks and runs great. New inspection. $6,875 Call (570) 472-1854

DODGE ‘08 CHARGER One Owner. Local Trade. $13,942

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

FORD ‘02 FOCUS WAGON

Low mileage, One owner $7,984

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

GLS, automatic. Only 2,400 miles. $20,750

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

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FORD ‘10 TAURUS SEL

HYUNDAI `04 TIBURON GT

AWD, V6 & Alloys $21,920

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

FORD `04 MUSTANG Mach I, 40th

ANNIVERSARY EDITION V8, Auto, 1,200 miles, all options, show room condition. Call for info. Asking $24,995 Serious inquiries only. 570-636-3151

FORD `07 MUSTANG GT

Premium package, silver, black leather interior, 5 speed manual. 20,000 miles. $18,900 (570) 868-3832

FORD `92 MUSTANG

Convertible, 55,000 original miles 5.0 auto, some engine upgrades. Garaged showcar. $8200 (570) 283-8235

HONDA ‘06 ACCORD EX

Auto., sunroof, alloy wheels, 44K miles, silver with black cloth, new Blizzaks, KBB over $16,000, Must sell! $12,900 Call after 5 pm. 570-477-2677

HONDA `05 CIVIC

110 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, AM/FM radio, CD player, new breaks, rotors, power steering pump, $8,500. (570) 704-8685

HONDA `09 PILOT

Low mileage, 24.000 miles, four wheel drive, 4 door, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, all power, CD changer, rear windshield wiper, custom wheels, $22,900. (570) 313-2749

Blue, 5 speed manual, CD, Air, factory alarm, power windows & locks. 38K. $7,500 negotiable. Call 570-540-6236

HYUNDAI `08 ELANTRA

Low mileage, 30,000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, AM/FM radio, Mp3 player, sun roof, rear defroster. $9,300 (570) 696-3152 Call before 10:00 p.m.

MAZDA `04 3

Hatchback, 92,000 miles. Excellent condition. auto, sunroof, premium sound and alloy wheels. $8,300 (570) 864-2337

MAZDA `04 RX-8 Hunter Green, 80,000 miles. New brakes & rotors. New alignment. Two new rear tires. No accidents.

PRICE REDUCED $8,000 or best offer. For more information, call (570) 332-4213

MERCEDES-BENZ ‘91 420 SEL 127,000 miles, auto-

matic, 4 door, all power, CD player, sun roof, $3,200 (570) 592-4994

MERCEDES-BENZ `01 C-240 121,000 miles. Loaded, leather seats, 4 door. $5,200 Call 570-283-1800 M-F, 9am - 5pm All other times (570) 388-6422

MERCEDES-BENZ `05 LINCOLN `02 240C TOWN CAR 4Matic, V6 - Gray, Soft top convertible, sunroof. Black with Black leather interior. Alloy wheels. $4,500, Call (570) 594-1496

77K highway miles, Excellent condition, dealer serviced. Sun roof, heated seats. $15,500. Call 570-288-3916

‘26 FORD MODEL T Panel Delivery

100 point Concours quality restoration. Red with black fenders. Never Driven. 0 miles on restoration. RARE! $40,000 $38,000

1993 CADILLAC ALLANTE

13,000 Original Miles Exquisite Red with candy clear coat, black top with beige leather interior. Digital gauge package & optional chrome & gold alloy wheels. Convertible. Beautiful, Must Sell! $31,000 $29,900

1993 CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE 4 door

Blue-Sapphire Beauty! Beautiful condition. Garage kept 26,000 miles. All available options fully loaded. 4 door. Grey leather interior $7,900

From an Exotic, Private Collection

Call 570-650-0278

To place your ad call...829-7130 MERCEDES-BENZ `09 300C Low mileage, 26,000 miles, allwheel drive, 4 door, air conditioning, all power, GPS/navigation system, leather interior, sun/moon roof, new sport and luxury package, black in color. $36,000. (570) 313-2749

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. $31,000. Call 825-6272

MINI COOPER ‘05

Red, 79000 miles, automatic, 2 door, all power, sun roof, Excellent condition, runs great. $10,000 570-299-9092

removable hard top, dark Blue, camel interior, Summer Driving Only, Garage Kept. Very Good Condition, No Accidents. Classy Car. Price Reduced! $13,995 or trade for SUV or other. 570-388-6669

NISSAN ‘00 MAXIMA

Manual transmission, 5 speed, fully loaded, clean, good condition, leather, 17” tires, 81k miles. 1 owner. $6500. 570561-2234 /646-6422066 ask for Mike.

NISSAN ‘05 ALTIMA

Auto, one owner, Local trade $11,435

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

NISSAN `06 SENTRA 1.8 S, Special

Edition, Power steering, brakes, windows & locks. 6 CD changer. Excellent condition, 43K. $12,500. 570-881-6897

NISSAN `08 ALTIMA

Low mileage, 18000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, all power, cruise control, GPS/navigation system, AM/FM radio, CD changer, Mp3 player, keyless entry, leather interior, sun/moon roof, rear defroster, new floor mats, Winter Frost pearl paint, heated seats, side mirror defroster, backup camera, auto rear view mirror dimmer, Bluetooth, phone, nav., & radio controls on steering wheel, 4.5 years remaining on 7 year 100,000 miles Nissan bumper to bumper Premium Warranty included, EXCELLENT CONDITION Altima HYBRID 35city/33 highway mpg. $18,900. 570-371-9001 Call after 5:00 p.m.

Volkswagen ‘03 GTI moonroof, 5 speed, loaded,$9750 excellent condition, 570-578-2149

Blue/white top & white interior. Recent documented frame-off restoration. Over $31,000 invested. will sell $21,500. 570-335-3127

PORSCHE `02 BOXSTER S Great convertible,

black top, 6 speed manual transmission, carbon fiber dash, leather interior, front & rear trunk, fast & agile. $18,000 or best offer. Call 570-262-2478

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SALEEN `02 SE 281 Convertible, silver on black, garage kept, Production #351. 14,500 miles. Asking $23,500, Serious inquiries only! 570-477-3600

SCION ‘08 TC

Low mileage, 42,000 miles, 4 speed, front wheel drive, 2 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, AM/FM radio, CD player, Mp3 player, keyless entry, sun/moon roof, rear defroster, tinted windows. $14,200. (570) 443-7522 Call before 9:30 p.m.

SUBARU ‘06 LEGACY SE - CERTIFIED AWD, automatic moonroof $14,990

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

TOYOTA ‘09 SCION XD

Automatic, traction control, remote start. $14,680

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

brakes, Inspected March 4, AC, AVPS, Fully loaded, 18,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty. 90,000 miles. $12,900. (570) 881-3712

TOYOTA `93 MR2 T-top, 5 speed.

AM/FM/CD, AC, power antenna. New tires. No rust. Great condition.

$5,000

(570) 708-0269 after 6:00PM

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CADILLAC `80 COUPE DEVILLE Excellent condition, $3,000 located in Hazleton. 570-454-1945 or 561-573-4114

CHEVROLET `68 C10

New 350 motor and new transmission. $8,500 or best reasonable offer. (570) 906-1771

CHEVY `66 BEL AIR

2 door post car, in good condition for age. Serious inquiries only, call for details. $8,500 or best offer. Call Steve at 570-407-0531

CORVETTES WANTED 1953-1972

Any Condition! Courteous, Fast Professional Buyer. Licensed & Bonded corvettebuyer.com 1-800-850-3656

FORD `52 COUNTRY SEDAN CUSTOM LINE

STATION WAGON V8, automatic, 8 passenger, 3rd seat, good condition, 2nd owner. $9,500. 570-579-3517

FORD `66

Mustang Coupe. Pearl white, pony interior. Pristine condition. 26K miles. $17,000 or best offer. (570) 817-6768

LINCOLN `88 TOWN CAR 61,000 original

miles, garage kept, triple black, leather interior, carriage roof, factory wire wheels, loaded, excellent condition. $5,500. Call Mike 570-237-7660

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

MAZDA `88 RX-7

CONVERTIBLE 1 owner, garage kept, 65k original miles, black with grey leather interior, all original & never seen snow. $8,900. Call 570-237-5119

OLDSMOBILE `68 DELMONT DRASTICALLY

REDUCED!! This model only produced in 1967 & 1968. All original 45,000 miles, Color Burgundy, cloth & vinyl interior, 350 rocket engine, 2nd owner. Fender skirts, always garaged. Trophy winner at shows. Serious inquiries only, $7,500. 570-690-0727

PONTIAC ‘84 TRANS AM

15TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. 1 of 600 made, all available options, 63K miles, V8, auto. T-roof, $7,995. Call 570-817-2577

STUDEBAKER ‘31

Rumble seat, coupe Good condition. Call for details (570) 881-7545

TANK ‘07 VISION

2007 Tank Motor Sports Vision Motorcycle. 250 cc, Brand new. 0 miles. $2,400. For more information call Tom at 570-825-2114

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Boats & Marinas

CUSTOM CREST 15’

Fiberglass boat with trailer. Outboard propulsion. Includes: 2 motors Erinmade, “Lark II series”

PRICE REDUCED! $2,400 NEGOTIABLE

570-417-3940

SALT CREEK SKIF

14’ fiberglass fishing boat, tri-hull (very stable), 25 HP Tahatsu outboard, Full Galvanized Trailer. Perfect Condition. Built in fuel tank. All new in ‘01. $2,500 570-256-7311

SEA NYMPH ‘94

19’, 4.0 Outboard motor, good condition. $6,000 or best offer. Call 570-722-4077


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Commercial Trucks & Equipment

CHEVROLET ‘89

C70. 24’ box. Lift gate, many new parts. $1,900. (570)675-7546

FORD ‘99 E350 BUCKET VAN Triton V8. 2 speed

boom; 92,000miles; $9999 or best price. Great condition. Call 570-675-3384 or 570574-7002

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Motorcycles

HARLEY DAVIDSON ` 06 SOFTTAIL NIGHTTRAIN Dark gray metallic, new rr tire & brakes, many extras. $10,900 (570) 592-4982

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Motorcycles

YAMAHA `97 VIRAGO

750cc. 8,000 miles, saddlebags, windshield, back rest, Black & Pearl, Excellent Condition. Must See. Asking $2,499. Call after 4. 570-823-9376

YAMAHA` 08 R1 BEAUTIFUL BIKE Perfect condition.

3700 miles, new rear tire, undertail kit, cover. Price negotiable $7,900 570-852-9072

YAMAHA` 09 TT-R 110

BARELY USED

Low riding hours. excellent condition. blue and white in color. Comes with chest protector and helmet $1,400. (570) 313-2749

YAMAHA` 09 VSTAR HARLEY DAVIDSON `01 650 CLASSIC Road King 19,000 miles, new tires, lots of extra chrome. Like New. $12,900. Call 570-639-1989 or 570-760-1023

HONDA ‘04 SHADOW SABRE 1100

black, 13,500 miles. Windshield, saddle bag. Excellent condition. $4,500. Call (570) 852-9455

HONDA

2004 CRF 100. Excellent condition. $1500 or best offer. 570-498-7702

KAWASAKI ‘06

Vulcan Classic 1500 Black and chrome. Fuel injected. 21” windshield. Passenger backrest. Floor boards. Remainder of warranty. Expires Feb., 2012. Kept in heated garage! Never damaged. 7,000 miles. Great condition! $6,800 570-574-9217

SUZUKI `07 C50T CRUISER EXCELLENT CONDITION Windshield, Bags,

Floorboards,V&H Pipes, White walls,Garage Kept. 6K Miles $5,500 (570) 430-0357

To place your ad call...829-7130

YAMAHA `04 V-STAR

1100 Custom. 5800 miles, light bar, cobra exhaust, windshield, many extras, must sell. $5,995. Call 570-301-3433

Like New. Less than 1000 miles. White and chrome. Garage kept. $6,300 (570) 817-8127

To place your ad call...829-7130

442 RVs & Campers

FLAGSTAFF `08 CLASSIC

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, water purifier, awning, microwave oven, tinted safety glass windows, raised panel fridge & many accessories & options. Excellent condition, $22,500. 570-868-6986

FORD ‘96 CLASS C Gulf Stream Con-

quest Motor Home. 31’, 460 V8, all options. 37K miles. Excellent condition. $17,000. Call 570-868-5385

SUNLINE `06 SOLARIS Travel Trailer. 29’,

mint condition, 1 slide out a/c-heat. Stove, microwave, fridge, shower inside & out. Many more extras. Reduced. $15,500. Call 570-842-6735

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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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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

BUICK `05 RENDEZVOUSFully CX AWD,

loaded, 1 owner, 18,000 miles. 6 cylinder. New inspection, tires & brakes. Like new, inside & out. $16,900. Call (570) 540-0975

CHEVR0LET`02 EXPRESS

CONVERSION VAN Loaded. Low miles. Excellent condition.

$18,900

570-674-3901

CHEVROLET `05 TRAILBLAZER LT Black/Grey. 18,000

miles. Well equipped. Includes On-Star, tow package, roof rack, running boards, remote starter, extended warranty. $16,000 (570) 825-7251

CHEVROLET `06 SILVERADO 1500 4X4 pickup, extended cab, 6 1/2 ft. box, automatic. Pewter. 48,000 miles. Excellent condition. $17,000 Negotiable (570) 954-7461

CHEVROLET `07 TRAILBLAZER LS Perfect condition, 17,000 miles. Asking $20,000 570-332-3681

CHEVY ‘07 SILVERADO LS

Extra Cab, 4WD. Only 63,000 miles. $13,990

SUNLITE CAMPER 22 ft. 3 rear bunks,

center bathroom, kitchen, sofa bed. Air, Fully self contained. Sleeps 6. New tires, fridge awning. $4500. 215-322-9845

Susquehanna RV

“A Camper’s Best Friend” Rt. 11 BloomsburgDanville Highway

570-389-9900

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

FORD `90 TRUCK 17’ box. Excellent

running condition. Very Clean. $5,000. Call 570-287-1246

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

CHEVY ‘07 TRAILBLAZER LT

On-Star, Leather. Satellite Radio. $17,770

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

CHEVY `05 EQUINOX

LT (premium package), 3.4L, 47,000 miles. All wheel drive, power moonroof, windows, locks & seats. Leather interior, 6 cd changer, rear folding seats, keyless entry, onstar, roof rack, running boards, garage kept, $14,750. 570-362-1910

CHEVY `94 GLADIATOR

Custom Van. 67K miles. Interior has oak wood trim, carpeting, storage areas, TV, rear seat convertible to double bed, curtains. Seats 7. Power windows & seats. Custom lighting on ceiling. New exhaust system. New rear tires. Recently inspected. Excellent condition. $4,800. Call 570-655-0530

DODGE `10 GRAND CARAVAN Only 17k miles. Fully loaded. Excellent condition. Factory & extended warranty. $17,995 (570) 690-2806

DODGE `94

Dakota with cap. 1 owner, garage kept, very good condition. Many extras including lift & back seat. 29 MPG gas. (570) 868-0944

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FORD `01 LARIAT

250 Super Duty with slide-in camper new tires, 4 door, 8’ bed. Soft and hardtop for bed covers., Good condition. Sold together or separately $10,900 (570) 639-5478

FORD `03 F150 LARIAT Contractor ready

with ladder rack & tool box, 4x4 diesel, under 97K. Great condition, $17,000 or best offer. 570-925-2845

KIA `02 SEDONA EX, Van, Sunroof.

61,000 miles. Loaded. Good condition. $5000 or best offer. 570-606-7654

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

FORD `99 E250

Wheelchair Van 78,250 miles. Fully serviced, new battery, tires & rods. Seats 6 or 3 wheelchairs. Braun Millennium lift with remote. Walk up door. Front & rear A/C. Power locks & windows. Excellent condition. $9,500. 570-237-6375

HONDA `03 ODYSSEY High mileage,

140000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, AM/FM radio, CD player, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, $5,990 (570) 606-4198

HONDA `10 ODYSSEY

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

JEEP ‘06 COMMANDER 4WD, Only 38K

To place your ad call...829-7130 HUMMER ‘05 H2

Yellow with black leather interior. Front & rear heated seats. Many chrome accessories. $28,500 or best offer. Call (570) 788-9826 or (570) 956-8547 Leave Message

HYUNDAI ‘04 SANTA FE

4WD, Low miles $11,495

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

INTERNATIONAL ‘95 DUMP TRUCK

Refurbished, rebuilt engine, transmission replaced. Rear-end removed and relubed. Brand new 10’ dump. PA state inspected. $12,900/best offer. 570-594-1496

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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

JEEP `07 WRANGLER X 4x4, stick shift, soft

HONDA `10 ODYSSEY Special Edition.

$17,880

top. Red exterior, well maintained, garage kept. 11,500 miles, one owner. AC, CD player, cruise control. Tow package with cargo carrier. Excellent condition. $18,700 Call 570-822-9680

LEXUS `04 GX 470 Black with dark

gray leather interior. DVD player. Fully loaded. 92,000 miles. Excellent condition. $19,000 (570) 675-4424

Pearl white, all leather. Fully loaded with all options. Navigation system, entertainment DVD package, 3rd row seating, climate control seats, sun roof, excellent condition. $14,995. 570-301-2244

MITSUBISHI `95 MONTERO SR 4WD 177,102 miles, auto-

matic, four wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, cruise control, AM/FM radio, cassette player, CD changer, leather interior, sun roof, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, new Passed inspection, new battery. $2,500 (570) 868-1100 Call after 2:00 p.m.

SUZUKI `07 XL-7 56,000 miles,

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

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NISSAN `08 ROGUE SL. AWD, 1 owner,

no accidents. 4 door hatchback, 6 cylinder, roof rails, dark gray, black interior. Premium wheels, new tires, brakes extra set of snows. Premium sound/Bose/bluetooth, XM radio. Intelligent key entry. Newly inspected 36,900 miles $19,500 (570) 371-7227

LINCOLN ‘06 NAVIGATOR

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

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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

SUBARU ‘09 LEGACY LTD - CERTIFIED Auto, leather moonroof, alloys $14,990

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

TOYOTA ‘04 SIENNA XLE

DVD, leather moonroof $14968

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

To place your ad call...829-7130 TRACTOR TRAILERS

FREIGHTLINER ’97 MIDROOF 475 CAT & 10 speed transmission. $12,000 FREIGHTLINER ’99 CONDO 430 Detroit, Super 10 transmission. Asking $15,000. ‘88 FRUEHAUF 45’ with sides. All aluminum, spread axle. $6,500. 2 storage trailers. 570-814-4790

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

SUZUKI `09 GRAND4x4. VITARA166 Luxury

horsepower 4 cylinder, 4 mode full time 4 wheel drive. 1,269 miles. 4 wheel anti lock disc brakes. Leather, heated seats. Power seats, mirrors, locks & sunroof. 6 cd changer with 8 speakers. Cruise & tilt. Smart pass keyless entry start. $19,000. Call 570-401-3714

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BEST PRICES IN THE AREA CA$H ON THE $POT, Free Anytime Pickup 570-301-3602

International-Prices starting at $2,295. Box Truck, Cab & Chassis available. Call U-haul 570-822-5536

TAILGATE extender, tubular, 48” wide new condition. $75 LUND MOONVISOR 88-98 Chevy/GMC fullsize pickup with hardware $125 call 570-655-3197

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BUYING JUNK VEHICLES $300 and Up $125 extra if driven, pulled or pushed in. NOBODY Pays More

570-760-2035

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Janitorial/ Cleaning

Janitorial/ Housekeeping Positions

Starting $10-12/hour Nice, Clean Environment to Work! Wilkes-Barre area. Shifts available: Days: 10am-2pm Monday-Friday Evening: 12pm-4am Monday-Friday Evening: 10pm-2am Thursday, Saturday & Sunday Evening: 6pm-9pm Monday-Friday Evening: 3:30pm-8:30pm Monday-Friday Must pass drug test/background check. Replies to: acc389@aol.com 570-899-9600

548 Medical/Health

C.N.A.’S, RN’S, PT’S, OT’S & ST’S WANTED

Angel’s Touch Homecare, a Millenium Home Health Care Company, is looking for C.N.A.’S, RN’s, PT’s, OT’s and ST’s with homecare experience to join our growing team. Currently there are PRN positions available in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. Interested applicants should forward resume to: Bridget Elias. Fax: 570-655-3175 email: belias@ mhomehealth.com. EOE

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Training

EDUCATORS We Are Seeking Certified Staff 2010-2011 Secondary Math Teacher Certified School Nurse, RN Title One Reading Specialist Physical Science Teacher PMCS-Monroe Cty. Please fax your resume to: 570-894-2793

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

FORKLIFT MECHANIC

Action Lift, Inc., Northeast PA’s authorized Crown and TCM forklift dealer, has an immediate opening for a full time forklift mechanic. Prior experience maintaining forklifts is required. We offer an excellent benefit package with health insurance, 401k, & paid holidays. Please e-mail your resume to mermar@ actionliftinc.com or fax 570-603-2880.

DRIVER - CLASS B

To drive triaxle vacuum truck in the Towanda area. Fax resume to: 570-288-0617 or call Jack at 570-881-5825

DRIVER

Route driver wanted, full time, benefits. Bottled water delivery. Class B CDL required. Send resume to: Tulpehocken Spring Water P.O. Box 1474 Scranton, PA 18501, Fax: 570-424-2349 or Email: tulp1@ choiceonemail.com

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Marketing/ Product

PART-TIME MARKETING

In search of a dynamic person with great communication skills and ability to multi-task. The successful candidate will be punctual, organized, reliable, creative, conscientious, and personable. Must have prior marketing experience. Must be a self-starter with reliable transportation. Computer skills a must. Willingness to work Saturdays a must. Positive attitude and high energy a must. Fax resume to 570-822-3446. No phone calls please.

Full Time Week On Week Off shift (including 7 asleep overnight shifts) is available working with individuals with developmental disabilities in the Dallas area.. Experience is helpful, paid training is provided. Valid drivers license is required. Starting salary is $22,048+ benefits. For information or application, call IMPACT SYSTEMS, Inc. at 570-829-3671. Drug free workplace EOE

PARAMEDICS, PARTTIME VAN DRIVERS

Needed for a rapidly growing ambulance/ transport company. Must have valid drivers license and current certifications. Competitive salary and benefits available. Apply in person, no phone calls: Trans-Med Ambulance 100 Dilley St, Forty Fort PA, 18704

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Other

FLAGGERS WANTED

Hiring 50. Vehicle required, $8-$30 per hour. Will train. 570-714-FLAG. EOE

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Other

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EARN EXTRA MONEY!

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

Plasma Donors Needed

With this economy we ALL need a little help. New donors earn $80 dollars your first week. Great extra income for everyone. Please call with questions or stop by. Interstate Blood & Plasma 665 Carey Ave. Wilkes-Barre 570-823-4119

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566

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

AUTOMOTIVE SALES Wyoming Valley Motors Subaru/Kia has immediate openings available for salespersons. We offer competitive wages and an excellent benefit package. A valid PA driver’s license and a clear driving record required. Automotive sales experience preferred. All applicants must be able to pass a drug test. Apply in person to Mary Anthony or Kevin Meehan at: WYOMING VALLEY MOTORS 560 PIERCE STREET KINGSTON, PA 18704

INSIDE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Local sales operation is looking for an experienced telemarketer/in side account executive for it’s NEPA location. Qualified individual will setup appointments for outside sales representatives with businesses in NEPA. Some clients are existing customers. COLD CALLING IS REQUIRED! Position is fulltime with health benefits, paid vacation, hourly and bonus pay.

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Air Conditioners

AIR CONDITIONER $40 570-740-1246

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Antiques & Collectibles

Please e-mail resume to prminc14@ aol.com

ANTIQUE SIDEBOARD: Has 4 drawers (carving on bottom 2) $100.00. 570-735-5295

Retail Part time positions available in gift shop and seasonal garden center. Apply in person, no phone calls please. Dundee Gardens 2047 San Souci Pkwy Hanover Twp, PA. Hours: 9:30am-5pm

ANTIQUE WOOD PLANES $20. each. Charlie One Horse Cowboy hats, Richard Petty Ltd. Ed $20. Other styles $15 & $20. 570-655-9472

To place your ad call...829-7130 600 FINANCIAL 610

Business Opportunities

JAN-PRO COMMERCIAL CLEANING OF NEPA Be Your Own Boss Work Full or Part time Accounts available NOW throughout Wilkes Barre, Scranton, and Hazleton. We guarantee $5,000 to $200,000 in annual billing. Small investment We’re ready Are you? For more info Call 570-824-5774

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DOLL: Grandmother’s doll very old, cloth body filled with looks like shredded wood, material behind one knee worn through with age, other than that in good condition, old dress on doll. Asking $100. 570474-2756 between 8:30am- 9pm.

Shopping for a new apartment? Classified lets you compare costs without hassle or worry! Get moving with classified! LIONEL Engine ten $125. Lionel milk car $40. Lionel Box car Guy 3464 $30. Belt with 2 guns on buckle 1950 $10. 570-574-0271

TRAIN SET 1996 Harley Davidson H.O “ Milwaukee Express” Limited Edition. Brand new, still in original packaging. $120. KISS superstar commemorative collectors series silver coins, from Liberty Mint Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss And Gene Simmons. sealed in original packaging $100. for set or $30. separately. 301-2694.

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Antiques & Collectibles

Visit us at Merchant’s Village (the old Pittston Wal-Mart) We have antiques galore! Come to Booth 162! Primitive bakers cabinet, plantation desk, dry sink, Hoosiers. Loads of smalls and tons of good stuff! Consignments Welcome 570-855-7197 570-328-3428 YEARBOOKS: Coughlin H.S. 1926, 1928, 1932, 1937, 1940, 1961, 1963, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1949. G.A.R. H.S. 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1980, 1985, 2005, 2006. Meyers H.S. 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1959, 1960, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977. Kingston H.S. 1938, 1939, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1949. Plymouth H.S. 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1938, 1943, 1944, 1959, 1960. Hanover H.S. 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1960. Edwardsville H.S. 1965, 1966. West Pittston H.S. Annual 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1932, 1959. Luzerne H.S. 1951, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1959. Berwick H.S. 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1967, 1968, 1969 ,1970. Lehman H.S. 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980. Nanticoke H.S. 1957. Nanticoke Area H.S. 1976, 2008. Dallas H.S. 1966, 1967, 1968. Bishop Hoban H.S. 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975. West Side Central Catholic H.S. 19651975, 1980, 1981. Benton H.S. 1977. Dallas Twp. H.S. Kingston Twp. H.S. 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951. Dallastowian H.S. 1949, 1950, 1951. DallasKingston H.S. 1952. 570-825-4721

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Appliances

MISC APPLIANCES: George Foreman Grill (large) serves 4 people. $25. Macaroni Machine. Good condition. 3 years old. $20. Call 570-824-2571 RANGE: brand new natural or propane gas range with sealed burners and electronic pilots in unopened box, Call after 6:30 $299. 570-675-0005

710

Appliances

STOVE, GE gas oven/stove with electric ignition. $50 BROAN RANGE HOOD$10. FRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERATOR $25 KITCHENAID DISHWASHER $100. or best offers. 570-826-1702 STOVE: black gas stove good condition $75. 570-829-4027 TOASTER OVEN Hamilton Beach. White. Excellent condition. $15. 570-288-0414

712

Baby Items

BABY TOYS, assorted $10. TODDLER TOYS assorted included ride on’s $10. CRIB SET, includes lamp shade for girl $10. 570-868-0481 CARSEAT: Chicco travel system infant carseat, base, & stroller included. Excellent condition. Retails for $299. asking $125. 570-763-9433 HIGHCHAIR white vinyl, $40. Infant car seat, tan color $50. Baby feeder/seat yellow, $40. All great condition. 570-208-3888 NAPNANNY INFANT SEAT with Minky Sage cover. Practically new. $85. 570-371-6900 STROLLER. Graco. Girls, blue w/pink flowers. $20. CAR SEAT, Infant. $12 570-457-7854 STROLLER: Eddie Bauer double, barely used, good condition $100. Baby clothes 1 and under, name brands, changing table with the padding $30. (516) 319-4790 STROLLER: Umbrella stroller $7. 570-779-9791 UMBRELLA stroller, red & blue plaid $7. 2 backless booster seats $5. each. Car seat, gray with blue trim, $30. Pack & Play, beige & olive green plaid pattern $60. Pack & Play Graco, blue & yellow, $30. Stroller, green & cream plaid $40. Booster seat with back $10. Booster high chair, cream with burgundy, $25. Baby bath tub shower $20. Wooden changing table $60. Eddie Bauer car seat, beige &d black suede $40. Exerersaucer, $50. 570-239-5292

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Building Materials

REFRIGERATOR General Electric / No Frost, 66” tall. Works good. $125. Call 655-5404

DOORS: 4’ bi-fold doors with jamb & exterior trim-stained in oak—FREE! Call 570-237-5947

SENSEO SINGLE SERV, used twice, warranty, 55 coffee pods $85. 570-542-5622

GLASS DOOR. 3 way glass door for bath tub. $25 570-331-8183


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Building Materials

TOILET (WHITE) FREE 570-822-6865 WINDOW Silver Line vinyl replacement window, double hung, NEW, never used 30 1/4 X 51 1/4. $60. 570-735-5482

720

Cemetery Plots/Lots

CEMETERY PLOTS

Plymouth National Cemetery in Wyoming. 6 Plots. $450 each. Call 570-825-3666 CHAPEL LAWN PARK IN DALLAS. TWO PLOTS TOGETHER.ONE PERSON MUST BE A VETERAN. $475.00 (570)826-1333

726

Clothing

BLAZER, ladies, all wool fully lined, new, size 12, 1 black, 1 purple $15. each. Ladies black leather jacket, size 12 $20. Ladies tweed coat, size 1X $10. Ladies long black wool coat, size 12 $10. 570-788-4502 BLAZERS ladies size small, red & beige $5. each. Ladies summer pants suit size small $6. Call 570-823-4970 CLOTHING Women’s tops, with tags, 1X - 2X, 200 pieces, $2 each. cottons, mole skin, knits $1. each. 570-735-5084 COMMUNION SUITS, navy, excellent condition, sizes, 8 & husky 14/16. $10 each. Call 823-4941 SLIP for wedding gown, size 5. $10. 570-655-4339 TIES men’s ties, new 100% polyester 4 for $15. 474-5653 WOMEN’S CLOTHING: Ladies dresses & suits. Size 10&12. $10 to $20. Coats & Jackets. Size 10&12, $10. 570-824-2571

730

Computer Equipment & Software

DELL 31S, AMD64, flat screen 18”, Vista HP, very clean, call for detail $325. 570-542-5622 LAPTOP refurbished off-lease corporate laptop: $125-$275. all reformat/refurbished to as new condition, legal, activated installs of o.s (xp professional/7 ultimate service pack 1)+software& drivers done, all fast/ clean/ excellent. Free delivery+warranty. For details 862-2236 PRINTER CARTRIDGES, new Lexmark, black & color all 100XL (4 in all). List $89 sell for $50. Call 570-288-3894 or 570-650-6434

730

Computer Equipment & Software

Windows 7 Towers. All working (3). Will separate or sell all 3. Best offers welcome. $250. 570-905-2985

734

Fireplace Accessories

FIREPLACE: vent free 30,000 BTU propane fireplace with 43” wood surround, has thermostat & blower. W Heats 1000 sq. ft. Call after 6:30 week days or any time week ends. $225. 570-675-0005

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Furnaces & Heaters

COAL STOVE Pittston kitchen $300. Master turbo heater $125. 570-779-3332 FIREPLACE. Natural gas, Heat-N-Glo, excellent condition, includes mantle. Temperature controlled. $400 or best offer. 570-474-9076 HEATER, portable space heater, 12 gallon kerosene or fuel oil. $70. Call (570) 825-5810 HEATER: Timberline vent-free propane gas heater 15,000 to 25,000 BTUs, sells for $250 asking $99. Excellent condition.l 570-3285611/ 570-328-5506

744

Furniture & Accessories

BED FRAME, full, metal. $30. DINETTE SET, dark Pine, 2 years old, not a scratch, $150, CABINET, china, lighted, $50. 570-779-4750 CANOPY: Black metal canopy fullsize bed frame, excellent condition, sells for $250, asking $99. Sauder corner desk, maple finish, 5.5’x5.5’ excellent condition, sells for $250, asking $99.l 570-3285611 /570-328-5506 COFFEE TABLE Solid oak, 53 1/4” X 24” with 3 glass top inserts. Excellent condition, $50. 570-288-3723 COFFEE TABLE: Queen Ann style oval oak colored coffee table with matching rectangular end tables $75. 1970’s style bedroom set, triple dresser, bed, nightstand, & armoire $100. Dining room set, 1970’s or 80’s style, table with leaf, 6 chairs, china hutch, & buffet light colored $150. (570) 288-9609 COUCH and Love Seat. Microfiber beige. Modern style. $165. CHAISE, $45 570-881-3962 SOFA queen size $300. or best offer. call 570-299-7270

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Furniture & Accessories

COUCH, 7 1/2’L, floral soft shades of peach, gold, green, rust, $100. Chair, oversized with ottoman, fits 2 people, floral soft shades of peach, gold, green, rust $50. Queen Anne Wing recliner claw legs, in dark green fabric with gold diamond design throughout. $45. Coffee table with claw legs, solid cherry wood, open bottom shelf. $50. or buy all 4 pieces for $225. Call 570474-2756 between 8:30 am and 9pm. DESK 3 large drawers, drop down top, storage compartments. Paid $150. $80. or best offer. 5 piece full BEDROOM SET, 5 drawer chest, nite stand, dresser with mirror & headboard. $400. or best offer. 570-477-2281 DESK, drop down top 3 drawers, pecan finish, 36x 44 x15” excellent condition. $95. 570-287-2517 DRAPERIES custom made in excellent condition. Tuxedo Moire satin light mauve blush completely lined, (1) set 120”w x 63” L. (1) set 144”wx72”L. Both sets including rods $125. 570-4745702 DRESSER clothes dresser 44” w x 32” hx19” deep, lite wood color, 4 drawers, good condition $60 after 3pm 570-655-3197 END TABLE with attached lamp and magazine rack, light color wood tone. $20. 570-814-9845. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER for tv holds up to 32” tv, stores videos & all other stuff u need to put next to your tv $100. 570-829-4027 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, traditional oak finish, excellent condition $45.Paid $185. BOOK SHELF, large, 5 shelves, light oak finish, very good condition, $25. CANOPY BED FRAME, queen, headboard & base, black metal, very nice. $175. 570-430-4054

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Furniture & Accessories

FURNITURE: ARMOIR, Elegant & versatile, 2 doors at top accommodates 28” TV, 4 large bottom drawers for storage, solid oak, with carved design, originally $850. sell for $300. CARD TABLE, solid dark wood textured mahogany, unique table converts to full dining table for 8 people, originally $595. sell $350. DINING CHAIRS 4 matching antique chairs, beautifully carved backrests in rounded grapevine pattern, legs are Queen Anne style, seats are upholstered in dark gold patent leather, brass nail head trim Circa 1920 original value $1000. sell $250. UNUSUAL SIDE CHAIRS, pair of Parsons Chairs in paisley print, gold & rust, fabricated of custom leatherette textile, deeply tufted, comfortable back & seats, originally $550. sell $175. 288-5835 LAMP - Parlor stand up lamp. Very good condition. Grey metal color. $25. 570-740-1246 PICTURE, giant Southwest $75. Wooden Teepee shelf stand $75. Area rug, olive green with leaf imprint, approximate 5x7 $40. 570-239-5292 SINK BASE CABINET, 24” X 30”, blond wood, new, never used. $75. 570-371-9984

Collect Cash. Not Dust. Sell it in The Times Leader Classified section.

Call 829-7130 to place an ad. ONLY ONL NLY L ONE N LE LEA L LEADER. E DER.

KITCHEN TABLE oak with 4 chairs great condition $300. Oak/glass top coffee & end table both $40.00 All great condition. 208-3888

OLD FORGE

ESTATE SALE

529 South Main St. Saturday & Sunday, March 26th & 27th, 9-5. Entire contents of home, apartment, cellar & porches! Antiques, collectibles, (vintage, retro & new), furniture, household, glassware, cookware, appliances, wall decor, mirrors, wardrobes, bedding & draperies, decorative, carpeting, beautiful designer jewelry & hundreds of pieces of designer clothing, sizes medium up to and including 2X (new or with tags on, barely used), handbags, Christmas & seasonal, sewing, antique Singer sewing machine, electronics, air conditioners, treadmill, exercise bikes, medical, Evenrude outboard motor, sporting, fishing, golf, Silvan 22 foot aluminum sterndrive boat, memorabilia & much more! 4 houses down from Ghigiarelli’s Pizza on same side.

754

Machinery & Equipment

SNOW THROWER Ariens 24” cut, 7HP, tire, chains & electric start, tire chains. $395. or 2 for $425. one for parts. 570-636-3151

756

Medical Equipment

HOSPITAL BED complete, fully electric, head & foot of bed adjustable. 3” casters that lock to secure. $300. 570-735-6861 JAZZY MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR. Used about 10 hours. Weight capacity is 300 pounds, range 15 miles @ 4 mph. Red metallic. I have all paperwork and charger. Retails for $6295. sell for $500. or best offer. 570-709-7848 LANCETS box of 100 $5. each. Diabetic syringes 60 bags of 10 $1. each. 570-239-0057

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER. Ethan Allen 45x21x29. Excellent condition. Charcoal finish $750. 675-4795 FURNITURE: Glass top Dining table with 5 chairs. Chairs have rattan backs and upholstered seats $200.00. 570-735-5295

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

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TABLE LAMP with shade $10. 2 end table lamps with shades $12. 570-823-4970

LIFT CHAIR

Summit stairway lift, 1 year old, barely used, battery backup. Asking $1800 or best offer. Call 570-401-1558 TUB CHAIR $20. OVERBED TABLE $20. BED RAILS $15. DEPENDS, men’s XL 4 packs $10. each. 570-779-4062

758 Miscellaneous

758 Miscellaneous

ATTENDS Adult underwear XL size, 14 pair, package $6. each. 288-9940

TIRES: 4 Michelin green x radial sxe tires, p205/55r16 mxv4 plus, Excellent condition, 15,000 miles $250.00. 570-926-5075

BARREL, wooden. 53 gallon. Excellent condition $195. 570-876-3830 BATHROOM SINK SET: Gerber white porcelain bathroom sink with mirror and medicine cabinet. Matching set. $80. 570-331-8183 BEDLINER: 89 Chevy S10, standard cab $30. 2000 Chevy Cavalier LS rear trunk spoiler, black 410. 250’ of 6 gauge bare copper wire $100. Four barrel carb running from Chevy motor $50. 3 suitcases in excellent shape $40. 570-740-1246 BEDSPREADS, king size, 1 rose, 1 green. $25. each. 570-788-4502

To place your ad call...829-7130 COINS: Great Britain lot of 22 older coins all for $5.735-6638 COMFORTER queen, blue, has been cleaned. $9. 570-474-5653 CROCHET THREAD bag full, $5. Helmet, black, size Medium, $5. Call 823-4941 HEATER for water bed $5. 570-655-4339 HUMIDIFIER $7. POOL CUE $10. RECORD ALBUMS $2. each. Call 570-823-4970 LADDER: 32’. aluminum extension ladder, barely used $220. 814-3758 LADDER: 7’ WOOD STEP LADDER $25. 570-779-9791 SEWING MACHINE older Kenmore, cabinet model, some accessories. FREE. 474-6088 SHAMPOOER: deep cleaner Bissell “big Green” power brush deep cleaner (hot water extraction system. $50. 570-288-3723 SHEETS AND PILLOWS: George Washington Bed Sheet $20; Queen size pillows. $3 each. Call 570-824-2571 SMOCKING MACHINE Martha Pullen 16 row Smocking machine, patterns, books, + extras. Paid over $250. sell all for $95. 570-288-9843 TIRES: 2 GT Cooper tP215-65R15 $30. 570-654-2396 TIRES: 4 KUMHO Tires P195/70R14 like new, less than 500 miles. 5th tire spare mounted on 98 Camry wheel. All for $250 (570)822-1811

Shopping for a new apartment? Classified lets you compare costs without hassle or worry! Get moving with classified! VACUUM CLEANER, Panasonic, excellent suction, HEPA exhaust filter, onboard tools, bags, works great, $35. In Laflin 709-3146.

762

Musical Instruments

GUITAR Fender acoustic Never used Comes with carry case & strap + learn to play books, excellent finish & tone $250. neg. 570-655-9472 ORGAN: Casio electric organ & stand, excellent condition. $30. 570-825-4261 PIANO: Baldwin spinet piano, oak 1980’s with bench good condition $300. 288-9609

768

Personal Electronics

BLACKBERRY Storm 9530 Verizon Smartphone global phone, camera, email, text, internet access, bluetooth, car charger, AC charger, all manuals, CD. Excellent condition. $75. 570-479-1463

770

Photo Equipment

POLAROID LAND CAMERA, Model J66, in original genuine cowhide case with owners manual and flash attachment, circa 1960, $19.95. Call 570-696-1410.

774

Restaurant Equipment

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT,

8x12 walk in cooler $2300; 8x8x10 walk in freezer $3800; Pizza oven with stones $2000; Stainless steel kitchen hood $3000; Stainless steel pizza oven hood $4000; bread pan rack $100; 2 soup warmers for $100; 2 door sandwich prep table $500. All equipment is sold as is. For more info, call

570-847-0873

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT, Somerset Dough Sheeter, Model CAR-100. 1 available. $1,500 each Call for more info 570-498-3616.

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Restaurant Equipment

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT, Bakers Pride Oven, Model KOS-1, 115 volt, single deck oven. $350; SOMERSET TURN OVER MACHINE model SPM45, $500. ASTRO BLENDER with foot pedal, model AM2, $50. For more information, call

570-498-3616

776 Sporting Goods BAT. Easton Stealth SC 900 Hard Ball Bat. 32 inch, 29 oz. Hardly used. $75. 570-283-4958 after 5 or 570-301-3484 anytime. BIKES 2 used one boys, one girls. Both need work or can be used for parts. $10. all. 655-9474

CASH 4 GUNS BUY - SELL TRADE Also Buying Ammo; War / Military Items; Bayonets; Gold & Silver; Coins 570-735-1487 Daily 10am - 7pm 570-855-2613 (24 hours) DRIVER, ADAMS Redline Titanium, 460cc, Graphite shaft, 10.5 deg. call after 6 pm $40 (570)822-1811 ELECTRIC PUMP Coleman. Brand new, still in box $20. 570-288-0414 EVERLAST BOXING HEAVY BAG, very good condition, $54. BOXING SPEED BAG with mounting hardware, very good condition, $35. 570-430-4054 GOLF WALKING CARTS (2) hardly used $15.00 each. 570-822-7903 GUN CABINET holds 6 rifles, locks on shelves & drawer. $80. Call (570) 735-5482 POOL TABLE 1970’s with accessories $100. 288-9609 TENT Pop-up cloth paintball bunker/ tent, never used, $20. Huffy Micro bike, blue, $30. 570-239-5292 WADERS: Simms stocking-foot fishing waders, like new. considered the best by fishing guides, Goretex Pro $150. Winland heavy-duty equipment bag, plenty of pockets for all your fishing gear. $50. 570-823-3030


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GOLACKAWANNA, SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011 Stereos/ Accessories

RECEIVER Stereo technics receiver model SA450, 2 Fisher XP-7B speakers, excellent condition $125. 693-2820 STEREO: Technics with 2 31/2” speakers $65. 239-5292

780

Televisions/ Accessories

TELEVISION: GE. Works good. 28”. $100. 570-740-1246 TV 19” Samsung tube television. $30. 570-239-5291

782

Tickets

BUS TRIPS

Yankee Baseball

Opening Day vs. Tigers 3/31, $139 Tigers 4/2, $79 Rangers 4/16, $79 Blue Jays 4/30, $79 Red Sox 5/14, $99 Red Sox 5/15, $99

Baseball Overnight

Red Sox @ Pirates 6/25-6/26 $239 Mariners @ Red Sox 7/23-7/24 $219 Yankees @ Orioles 8/27-8/28 $209

Nascar At Dover 5/15 & 10/2 $159 each Race

New York City Brunch Cruise 6/5, $99

Atlantic City 3/27 $15 with $5 Rebate

COOKIE’S TRAVELERS 570-815-8330

cookiestravelers.com

784

Tools

CARPET INSTALLER TOOLS: kicker, knives, chalkline, notch cutter, 2 staplers, loop pile cutter, stair tool, strip cutter, staples, blades, & tool box, $250. Also seaming iron $40. Sub floor stapler $50. Electric stapler $50. 570-868-5886 CROSSCUT SAWS from mining era, one & 2 man $25. each. Antique post hole digger $20. 570-655-9472

To place your ad call...829-7130 HAND SAWS: $10. each. 570-779-3332

LADDERS: aluminum extension 16’ $60. Aluminum 8” step ladder $40. Wooden 8’ step ladder $30. CHAINSAW Homelite, gas powered with case & extra chain, runs good 16” blade $65. firm after 3pm 570-655-3197

SULLAIR PORTABLE COMPRESSOR 185 with hoses. $5,500. 570-693-1130

784

Tools

TOOLS, 9” Craftsman radial saw, $125; Electric dry wall drills, $30; 32 ft. fiberglass extension ladder, $140; Hand pumps for oil drums, 50 gal. to 250 gal., $40; 25 ft. leveling rod, $60. Call (570) 825-5810

786 Toys & Games BIKE kids Jeep mountain bike for $15. or best offer 570-829-4027 SCHOOL TABLE: child’s school table with 6 chairs, heavy duty, like new. $100. 570-474-0154

Toplaceyour adcall. .829-7130 WWE wrestling championship toy belts $10. each Little Tikes girls pink vanity pink $25. Little Tikes kitchen set & chair $30. Disney Princess tricycle with adult push handle $25. Little tikes grill $10. Children’s shopping cart $10. Children’s Dirt Devil battery operated vacuum asking $10. 3 Lego sets, large legos $5. each. Girls round wooden table & 2 chairs $25. 570-239-5292

788

Stereo/TV/ Electronics

DVD Player, Curtis. Brand new, never used, still in box. includes remote. $20. TV Toshiba. 32” with remote, excellent condition $20. TV flat screen HDTV Emerson 19”, needs minor repair. $10. 570-655-4339

815

Dogs

810

Cats

CATS 2 female, spayed & current shots, need a good home. $10. each with toys. 570-655-4339 CATS: One 2 1/2 year old female orange with white stripes. One 1 1/2 year old male cat black & white spotted. To adopt call Evan at 262-8689

815

Dogs

DACHSHUND PUPPIES AKC registered

2 males - $350 ea. Call for information, 570-864-2207

Dogs

POMERANIANS

PAWS TO CONSIDER.... ENHANCE YOUR PET CLASSIFIED AD ONLINE Call 829-7130 Place your pet ad and provide us your email address This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from gadzoo.com “The World of Pets Unleashed” You can then use your account to enhance your online ad. Post up to 6 captioned photos of your pet Expand your text to include more information, include your contact information such as e-mail, address phone number and or website.

ENGLISH BULLDOG

Female For Sale. Fully AKC Registered. Shots,Vet Checked, Champion Line and she is 11 weeks old, cost $700:Email:juliemill er011@hotmail.com 570-824-5651

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES, AKC Black/Tan, Black/Red. 570-825-5597 570-239-5498

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To place your ad call...829-7130 ITALIAN CANE CORSO Mastiff Puppies

ICCF Registered. Sire over 200 lbs. Blue & blue fawn. 2 ready now, taking deposits on the rest Vet Checked 570-617-4880 LAB PUPS ACA registeredWormed and shots. Beautiful litter. Yellow and black. $275. 570-743-8049

MIX LAB PUPS

7 weeks old, wormed. Yellows $350 each. Blacks $250. each. 570-836-1090

AKC, 8 weeks, Champion bloodline. shots & wormed. Vet checked. $375 to $450. Call 570-864-2643

906 Homes for Sale

DALLAS

NEW CONSTRUCTION

POODLES, MINIATURE (2) FREE TO GOOD HOME. Black House trained. 570-362-3615

906 Homes for Sale

HARVEYS LAKE

Lakefront property for sale. 1 acre of land. 50’ of developed lakefront. Respond to: For Sale by Owner P.O. Box 286 Harveys Lake, PA 18618

SHIH-TZU PUPPIES

Toplaceyour adcall. .829-7130 SHIH-TZU PUPPIES

Parents on premises Shots Current. $500. Pomeranian Puppies $650. Call 570-401-1838

YORKIE PUPS CKC, 11 weeks, small, non-shed great disposition, lovable and adorable home raised. Pics available. $850-$950 each 570-436-5083

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Pet Supplies

AQUARIUM, 30 gallon with accessories $55. 570-829-1541 DOG CRATES 2 Petmate medium 27Lx 20wx19h $25. each 570-654-2396 REPTILE TANK 50 gallon with lid, heat lamp, heat pad, & décor $100. 570-474-0154

SUGARLOAF

TRUCKSVILLE JUST ON THE MARKET

2 houses. Must sell together. Each has its own utilities on 2.57 acres. 3 car garage with 3 large attached rooms. For Sale By Owner. $249,900 Call (570) 788-5913

SALE BY OWNER

Immaculate 2 story, stone & vinyl. Large lot on cul-de-sac. 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Detached oversized 2 car garage with loft. Tile, hardwood, granite, central air. laundry/pantry & large family room with built in bar & fireplace on 1st floor. $284,900. 570-288-3256

199 Clearview Ave (Turn @ Spring Garden) Classic Colonial newly remodeled featuring ALL NEW flooring, bath, dining room, living room with picture window provides fantastic views of the Back Mt., drywall, refrigerator, bath tub, lighting, deck & much more. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen, unfinished basement, brand new deck. single detached garage. Located on a quiet street. Low Taxes! This Home Is Priced Right And Will Not Last At $124,900. Shown by appointment only call 570-604-7780

566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

SWOYERSVILLE

Sundays, 12 to 2 307 Canter Dr. 2,700 sq. ft., $386,500 patrickdeats.com 570-696-1041

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FACTORYVILLE

EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY HOME Two story, 4 bed-

rooms, 4 bath rooms, double car attached garage, eat-in kitchen, dining room, family room, living room, central air, finished basement, Half acre +, deck. Conveniently located between Clarks Summit and Tunkhannock; hardwood floors; central vac; retractable deck awning; pristine condition. Call Shari at ERA Brady Associates $275,000 Call (570) 836-3848 or email sonshine@epix.net.

FORTY FORT

65 W. Pettebone St. Beautiful remodeled home in nice neighborhood. 4 bed, 3 bath, new carpeting new kitchen, stainless appliances. A must see. $174,500. Leave Message 570-881-8493

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To place your ad call...829-7130 LARKSVILLE BIRCHWOOD ESTATES 3 SONDRA DRIVE

CKC. 8 weeks old. Females. Vet checked and ready to go! Call 570-436-2762

906 Homes for Sale

EXCEPTIONAL & LARGE 3 bedroom, 2.5

bath home. Living room, dining room, family room, kitchen, central air PLUS finished lower level family room, storage room & laundry room (unfinished), 2 car garage, deck, patio, fenced yard on corner lot. $249,000. For sale by owner, realtors welcome. 570-706-1077

MOUNTAINTOP SALE BY OWNER

Single Family Home! 3 Bedrooms, nice neighborhood, large yard, gas baseboard hot water heat, near schools & public transportation. Low taxes. To Settle Estate. REDUCED PRICE $72,500 No Realtors. Call 570-262-6480 for appointment.

Valley Chevrolet is seeking individuals who are self-starters, team-oriented and driven. (No Experience Necessary) • Salary & Commission • Benefits • 401K Plan • 5 Day Work Week • Huge New & Used Inventory

71 Mountain Road

17 year old 2 story, single family home, Move right in this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths. Eat in kitchen with pergo floors and silestone counter tops, two tiered island. Dining room, family room with fireplace, additional great room with cathedral ceiling. Finished basement with laundry room, work shop and exercise room. Forced hot air furnace, central air. Two car attached garage. Extensive landscaping with waterfall & private paver patio. 800 acres of state land out back door.

$230,000.

HANOVER TWP.

AUTOMOTIVE SALES CONSULTANT

Call 570-714-9162 after 9AM to set up an appointment or email

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BE PART OF THE BEST SALES TEAM IN THE VALLEY! Apply in person to: Blake Gagliardi, Sales Manager Rick Merrick, Sales Manager

VALLEY CHEVROLET 601 Kidder Street Wilkes-Barre 509

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

Upholsters

Industry leader in Durable Medical Equipment is accepting applications for upholsters. Able to use a pneumatic stable gun to shape & staple fabric to prepped wooden frames to create backs, arms and seats for lift chair production. We offer competitive wages and benefits and are located only 15 minutes from Wilkes-Barre or Scranton. Send resume or apply in person to: jobs@goldentech.com

PARSONS / WB

3 bedroom, quiet neighborhood. Off street parking, large fenced yard. Fully insulated. Low heat bills. Move in ready. $72,000 Call (570) 262-4400

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TOY TOWN SECTION 148 Stites Street

MINT CONDITION MUST SEE! $74,000

Charming 750 sq. ft. corner lot home. All hardwood floors, new hot water boiler, gas heat, immaculate with full basement. 2 car garage. 570-446-3254

WHOLESALE ESTATE LIQUIDATION

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EXETER

SENIOR APARTMENTS

222 Schooley Ave. Exeter, PA

Accepting applications for 1 bedroom apartments. Quality 1 bedroom apartments for ages 62 and older. Income limits apply. Rent only $437 month. * Utilities Included * Laundry Facilities * On Site Management *Private parking Call for appointment 570-654-5733 Monday - Friday 8am-11am. Equal Housing Opportunity

AMERICA REALTY

Nanticoke

2/3 Bedroom,1 Bath Needs Cosmetic Repairs Only. Discount for Cash/Quick Close! Resolution Real Estate Services

$19,700 570-394-9537

912 Lots & Acreage DALLAS

Goodleigh Manor 2 acre leveled lot at very top of mountain. Spectacular view (lot# 21) driveway enters from Tulla Drive. Construction of home required by Michael Dombroski. Restricted Covenants Apply. Call 570-406-5128

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ASHLEY PARK

Laurel Run & San Souci Parks, Like new, several to choose from, Financing &Warranty, facebook.com/ MobileOne.Sales Call (570)250-2890

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DALLAS floor, 1

2nd bedroom, quiet, fridge and stove, off-street parking. Garbage, sewer, water included. No pets. $400/ month plus lease and security. 570-690-1003

FORTY FORT COLONIAL STYLE REMODELED featuring built-in appliances, dining room, custom window coverings, laundry, etc. Services provided. DETAILS UPON REQUEST. 2 YEAR LEASE, NO PETS OR SMOKING, APPLICATION, EMPLOYMENT 570-288-1422

KINGSTON & FORTY FORT

3 ULTRA MODERN APARTMENTS Hardwood floors,

garage, central air, washer/dryer, designer bath rooms, barbecue deck, fully applianced kitchen, new carpeting, energy efficient. 2-3 PEOPLE. $675 to $730.570-881-4993

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KINGSTON

1 bedroom, ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED. $520/month. No pets, section 8 OK Call 570-817-3332

KINGSTON 103 Penn St.

2 bedrooms, $460 month + utilities. Stove & fridge incl. references/security required. Section 8 welcome. Call Ed 570-287-9661 Extension 229

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KINGSTON Available May 1

Great neighborhood! 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms. Large dining & family room. New bath & kitchen with tile floors, windows, carpet & appliances. Includes garage. No pets / smoking. $675. Some utilities included. Lease & deposit. After 6 p.m., 570-814-6714

KINGSTON DUPLEX

Beautiful 1st floor, 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, 5 rooms, convenient residential location, hardwood floors, natural woodwork, french doors, ceiling fan, laundry with washer/dryer included, refrigerator, gas range, dishwasher, oak cabinets, off street parking, fenced-in back yard, storage. Available April 1. $695 + utilities. Call 570-690-0633

KINGSTON

E.Light, WALNUT ST. bright, 1st

floor, 2 bedrooms, elevator, carpeted, Security system. Garage. Extra storage & cable TV included. Laundry facilities. Heat & hot water furnished. Fine neighborhood. Convenient to bus & stores. No pets. References. Security. Lease. No smokers please. $840. 570-287-0900

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Like New 2 bedroom apartment in great neighborhood. 2nd floor. Includes new kitchen (with new stove, dishwasher & microwave) and bath w/washer dryer hookup. Hardwood throughout with ceramic tile in kitchen and bath. $695/mo + utilities and security. No Pets, references required. Call Scott (570)823-2431 Ext. 137

KINGSTON

Newly remodeled, 2nd floor 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath. All appliances included. Washer & dryer. Central air. Off street parking. $675 + utilities. No pets. Call 570-287-9631 or 570-696-3936

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KINGSTON Pecks Court

New Construction. Luxury 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Heat, appliances, sewer & garbage included. Handicap access. $750/month. Call 570-441-4101

LARKSVILLE

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WEST PITTSTON 2nd floor, 4 rooms.

Hardwood floors. Heat and hot water included. No pets. No smoking. Available now. Call 570-479-4069.

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2 bedroom, 1st floor Just renovated. Extra large master bedroom, laundry hookup, off street parking, quiet neighborhood, no pets. $625 + security. Heat, hot water & water included. 845-386-1011

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NANTICOKE 2nd floor, 1 bed-

ONLY ONL NL LY ONE N LE LEA L LEADER. E DER D .

room, includes all appliances & washer/dryer, heat, hot water & garbage included. No pets. $550 + security. (570) 735-2573

NANTICOKE

355 East Ridge St First floor apartment. Heat, water, sewage, garbage & appliances included. $500 / month. Call 570-301-3170

To place your ad call...829-7130 NANTICOKE

Nice clean 1 bedroom. Heat, hot water, garbage fee included. Stove, fridge, air-conditioning, washer/dryer availability. Security. $515 per month Call (570) 736-3125

PITTSTON

2 bedroom. All appliances included. All utilities paid; electricity by tenant. Everything brand new. Off street parking. $695 + security & references 570-969-9268

PITTSTON

3rd floor, 1 bedroom, eat in kitchen, stove & fridge. Living room, 1 bath, coin-op washer/dryer. Heat, water, sewer included. $495/ month + security and references Call 570-822-8671

PITTSTON AREA

Apartments for Rent. 2nd floor, washer, dryer hook ups, heat & water included. No pets. Call 570-654-2433

WEST PITTSTON

2 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment. Washer/dryer hookup, carport parking, heat & hot water included. Stove & Fridge. References & security. $650. 570-654-7479 Leave Message

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WILKES-BARRE

3 bedroom, 1/2 double, 1.5 bath, gas heat, off-street parking, fenced in yard, excellent condition. $595/ month + utilities, references & security. No pets. Call 570-881-4078

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH SECURE BUILDINGS

1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Laundry facility. Off street parking available. Starting at $440. 570-332-5723

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Commercial Properties

SPACIOUS 1 BEDROOM

on 1st floor of brick building in historic district. Wall to wall carpet; equipped kitchen; bonus room; off street parking. $650. month includes heat, water, parking. Call 570-650-1266 with references

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Commercial Properties

KINGSTON

COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT 620 Market St.

Newly Renovated Prime Space. 1,250 sq. ft., Near Kingston Corners. Great location for retail or business office. Easy Access and parking. Call Cliff 570-760-3427

WEST PITTSTON

$1.00 SQ. FT. 18,000 & 9,000 sq. ft. Great, clean assembly space; A/C; Gas heat; Own meters; New 1/2 baths; freight elevator Owner/Agent 908-852-4410

953 Houses for Rent

NANTICOKE Desirable

WILKES-BARRE

TIRED OF HIGH RENTS? Are you paying too

much for your current office? Call us! We have modern office space available in Luzerne Bank Building on Public Square. Rents include heat, central air, utilities, trash removal, and nightly cleaning - all without a sneaky CAM charge. Access parking at the new intermodal garage via our covered bridge. 300SF to 5000SF available. We can remodel to suit. Brokers Protected. Call Jeff Pyros at 822-8577

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Half Doubles

EDWARDSVILLE

162 Short St. Renovated 3 bedroom in quiet location. Fresh paint, new carpeting and new kitchen w/dishwasher. No pets or smokers. Only $650 per month, +utilities. Call (570) 466-6334

HANOVER TWP. rooms, 3 bed-

6 rooms, wall to wall carpeting, fenced in yard, newly remodeled. $475/month + utilities & security. Call (570) 472-2392

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LARKSVILLE

WILKES-BARRE

953 Houses for Rent

AMERICA

REALTY CO. RENTALS

FORTY FORT

Call for current availability. Over 30 years managed service provided. NO PETS/SMOKING /2 YEAR SAME RENT, EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION/APPLICATION REQUIRED. Details call 570-288-1422

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Logistics/ Transportation

SQUARE FOOT RE MANAGEMENT 866-873-0478

WILKES-BARRE

3 bedroom single family. 1 1/2 baths. Driveway, yard, nice area. $800 + utilities Call 570-332-5723

2 bedroom, 1/3 triple block, includes appliances, water, electric. 2 blocks from General Hospital. Available immediately. References requested $625/per month, Call (570) 417-3299

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP

Production/ Operations

Production/ Operations

Machine Operators Forklift Operators Pretium Packaging, a leading manufacturer of plastic containers in the Hazleton Pa area has openings for experienced MATERIAL HANDLERS/FORKLIFT OPERATORS and experienced BLOW MOLD MACHINE TECHNICIANS. Successful candidates will have a minimum of two years experience in a manufacturing facility. Positions will be on a 12 hour shift working every other weekend. Please send resume to:

Pretium Packaging

3 bedroom, 1 bath half double, Freshly cleaned & painted. Tenant pays all utilities including sewer. $550 plus security. Call (570) 332-5723

542

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

512 Forest Road, Hazleton, PA 18202 or email to khalterman@pretiumpkg.com

No phone calls please. E.O.E

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Logistics/ Transportation

542

Logistics/ Transportation

CDL CLASS A DRIVERS TIRED OF LONG TRIPS...AWAY FROM HOME AT NIGHT

REINHART FOODSERVICE, LLC HAS THE CAREER FOR YOU! $1000.00 SIGN ON BONUS CDL Class A drivers transport products from our Pittston domicile to customer locations, conduct pre/post trip inspections, unload cased products from trailer to desired customer location, and other duties as assigned. Drivers must be willing to operate a Tracscan unit and be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds frequently and lift and/or move up to 100 pounds occasionally. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are required. Drug Free, EEO/AAP/M/F/H/V/D. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of a position. Reinhart offers an attractive compensation program, a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, eye and dental insurance, and 401(k), and the opportunity to work in a well-established and growth-oriented company. For confidential consideration, apply at www.RFShires.com or 1-877-573-7447. Applications being accepted until April 30, 2011 or until maximum number of applications received.


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WILKES-BARRE / NANTICOKE

1204

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Rent to Own Option 3 bedrooms with large eat-in kitchen, washer dryer & fenced in yard. Great first home, owner will help with financing. $500 deposit needed to secure home. Between 5 & 9 pm Call 570-288-9050

WILKES-BARRE NORTH 805 N. Washington

2 bedroom, new wall to wall carpet & paint, front & rear porches, fenced in yard, off street parking, washer/ dryer hookup, full basement, no pets. $535 + utilities & security. Call 570-814-1356

959 Mobile Homes

DALLAS TWP.

2 bedroom, 1 bath, large kitchen & large living room. Water, sewer & garbage included. $495/month, 1st & last. 570-332-8922

HUNLOCK CREEK

Very nice 1 bedroom. $400 / month. Water, sewer & trash included. Call 570-477-2845

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Building & Remodeling

HOMES AVAILABLE

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Cleaning & Maintainence

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GREAT WORK BEST PRICES 570-379-2311

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Homes available in Birchwood Village Estates. Estates 2 and 3 bedrooms. Rentto-own available. CALL TODAY! 570-613-0719

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Commercial Properties

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY by Walt & Marge

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Sell it in The Times Leader Classified section.

WILKES-BARRE

Great Commercial Store Front, & Inside Suites Available Steps from New Intermodal Hub & Public Parking

Starting at $650

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Meadows Senior Living Community 200 Lake St Dallas, PA 18612 570-675-9336

One Bedroom Apartment Available! Included: All utilities, air conditioning, maintenance, and free parking. Restaurant and Beauty shop on site. Office hours Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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