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“IT WAS THE SCARIEST DAY of my life and the busiest day of my life. I called my family and said goodbye. You didn’t know how the day was going to unfold.”

Bond is created


Barletta, Casey: WPA not answer

Both legislators say program won’t lower the county’s unemployment rate.



By JONATHAN RISKIND Times Leader Washington Correspondent








New York City Police Detective Robert O’Donnell, who now lives in Northeastern Pennsylvania, worked search and rescue at Ground Zero immediately following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

NADAL FINDS A WAY TO WIN Defending champion

Rafael Nadal overcame a blister on his right foot and two tight sets Sunday to beat 2002 Wimbledon runner-up David Nalbandian 7-6 (5), 6-1, 7-5 and reach the U.S. Open’s fourth round.


Tragedy unites police detective, volunteer By EDWARD LEWIS

CLIFTON TWP. – Retired New York City Police Detective Robert O’Donnell and veteran Red Cross volunteer June Ejk, a retired high school principal from New Jersey, share a special bond. It’s not just that O’Donnell is director of safety enforcement at Big Bass Lake, a private residential community where Ejk resides. Their bond is cemented by tragic experiences they witnessed after the ter-

and firefighters involved in the massive MORE INSIDE search for survivors at Ground Zero. • New Jersey widows become Later, he was assigned for nearly a year activists, Page 6A at the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Is• Terror attack influences way we are land, sifting through debris looking for raising children, Page 6A human remains. Ejk, a 30-year volunteer for the rorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 at the American Red Cross as a disaster inWorld Trade Center in lower Manhat- structor, helped set up and operate tan, and their instincts to help. evacuation and first aid shelters across O’Donnell, 41, who relocated to the Hudson River in Jersey City, N.J. Northeastern Pennsylvania in 2004, was among hundreds of police officers See BOND, Page 6A

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Brothers Dale, left, and Joel Skursky volunteered in search and rescue at Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001.



swell. We’ll miss you. OK, OK, so technically summer’s not over quite yet. But, alas, today is Labor Day, and that marks the “unofficial” end to the season. That doesn’t mean you have to immediately stop wearing white pants and pull those fuzzy sweaters out of the closet. It’s just a reminder that autumn is lurking on the other side of September.

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Issues of health cloud mayoral race By JERRY LYNOTT

HAZLETON – Even though Mayor Joe Yanuzzi decided against debating challenger Grace Cuozzo, they’ve sparred in a “he said, she said” dispute over whether the other is healthy enough to hold office. Yanuzzi, 73, the Republican incumbent, said he wants to know more about Cuozzo’s physical disabilities. Cuozzo, 56, the Democratic candidate in the race, said it’s nobody’s business and brought up Yanuzzi’s diabetes and how much longer he’s statistically expected to live. Both blamed the other for bringing private matters out into the See HEALTH, Page 10A

>> FARE THEE WELL: Goodbye summer. It’s been


EXETER – Immediately after the first airliner crashed into the North Tower at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Dale Skursky and his brother, Joel, were on their way to New York City. They heard about the second plane crashing into the South Tower 17 min-

utes later on their car radio. “We got up and went; there was no thought about it,” said Dale Skursky, who has been a firefighter for 28 years and is a life member of the Exeter Park Volunteer Hose Co. The Skursky brothers were born in Jersey City, N.J., and raised across the

WASHINGTON – Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Scranton and Republican Rep. Lou Barletta of Hazleton have very different ideas about how to boost job creation and the role of the federal government in encouraging the Barletta still shaky economic recovery. From the debt ceiling battle earlier this summer between Senate Democrats and Casey House Republicans to diametrically opposed ideas about the right mix of federal spending cuts and tax revenues for the $1.2 trillion in savings a special debt-reduction congressional committee is assigned to

>> COTTO OR GENOA?: Did you know that, if you

make it right, some salami can be stored at room temper-

ature for up to 10 years? Kind of like Joan Rivers? It’s true. (The salami part, that is) Did you also know that this Tuesday is Salami Day? Yep. The day was started in 2006 by some folks called the “Salami Appreciation Society,” a group, their website says, consists of upwards of 10 people … who probably have greasy hands. ... From eating salami.

>> KICKOFF! It will end on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis. It begins this Thursday in Green Bay. It’s the NFL season and it kicks off for real when the Green Bay Packers take on the New Orleans Saints in storied Lambeau Field. You can catch the action at 8:30 on NBC. If Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees chucking the ball all over creation doesn’t do it for you, then you’ll have to wait until Sunday when local favorites the Eagles, Steelers and Giants have their turn.

>> WE ARE … IN FOR A BATTLE: Penn State had an easy time

shucking the Sycamores on Saturday (say that three times fast), but this week’s game will be a true test for the Lions. No. 2-ranked Alabama rolls into Happy Valley this week. The Tide have national title hopes and handled Penn State pretty well last year. If the Lions can pull off the upset, they’ll turn plenty of heads in the college football world. The game starts at 3:30 pm. and can be seen on ABC.

>> A DAY WE REMEMBER: Ten years

ago, on a sunny September day, no one saw it coming. The terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, changed America in profound ways. The emotions of that day, the grief, shock and sadness, have lessened but have not disappeared. This Sunday, we will take a moment to remember that day, those who died, and those who became heroes. And we won’t forget.





Police: Dupont man tried to shoot cop Stungun used to subdue man who got hold of officer’s weapon, police say. By JERRY LYNOTT

DUPONT – A man got hold of a police officer’s handgun during a struggle Friday night and tried to shoot him with it, police said. Another officer arrived and used a stungun to subdue Donald Miller Jr., 23, of Main Street, police said Miller faces multiple charges including aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. He was committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for

POLICE BLOTTER WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following: • Gilbert Hernandez, 39, of Meadow Run Road, Bear Creek Township, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Sunday morning after a traffic stop near the intersection of East Main and Mayock streets. Police said they took him into custody based on what they saw and field sobriety test results. Charges will be filed pending the results of chemical tests, police said. • Lynn Bell, 51, was issued a citation for public drunkenness Sunday morning after police said Bell was intoxicated on Public Square. • David Wayda, 52, of Broadway Road, Shickshinny, will be issued a citation for criminal trespass after police said they found him sleeping in a shed at 392 N. Main St. • Tyrone Mason of Parkview Circle reported Friday that someone tried to use his identity to open multiple credit cards. Police said the investigation in the case is ongoing.

lack of $250,000 bail. Additional charges will be filed, police said. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Dupont Sgt. John Saranchuk responded to a domestic disturbance call around 3:45 p.m. Friday at the Main Street address and met Tiffany Lesnefsky, who had blood on her face. Miller came out of the residence and fled when told to stop by Saranchuk. The officer caught up with Miller and attempted to place him in handcuffs, but Miller broke free. Saranchuk pulled his gun and ordered Miller to stop, but he refused, according to the affidavit. The officer caught up with Miller a second time. According to the affidavit, when Saranchuk tried to grab Miller, Miller kicked

the officer in the back of the leg, knocking him to the ground and causing him to lose his grip on his gun. According to the affidavit, the gun slid on the ground and Miller picked it up, pointed it at the officer and pulled the trigger, but it did not fire. Kenneth Shotwell and Robert Evans, two Avoca emergency services personnel who are also offduty police officers, arrived on scene and came to the aid of Saranchuk. They knocked Miller against a pole and Miller struggled with them and Saranchuk, according to the affidavit. Eventually they were able take the gun from Miller, who fled into the backyard of the residence. Two officers from nearby municipalities

arrived to provide assistance. Police attempted to talk Miller into allowing them to take him in custody, but he wanted to talk to Lesnefsky. When they refused to let him talk to her he walked around. Police again tried to approach Miller, but he raised his fist as if to swing at them. One of the officers struck Miller in the leg with a baton, but it did not stop him, according to the affidavit. Another police officer arrived and pointed a stungun at Miller. The officers told Miller to drop to his knees and lay on his stomach. He complied and two officers attempted to place Miller in handcuffs, but he stood up and tried to pull one of the officers to the ground, according to the affida-

vit. An officer then shot Miller with the stungun and he fell to the ground. At that point, police took Miller into custody. Saranchuk went for treatment of an injured elbow and met with Lesnefsky at a hospital. According to the affidavit, she said Miller assaulted her after he had an argument with a doctor. She said Miller punched her and pushed her to the ground. According to the affidavit, she said Miller slammed her head against the garage, causing her to fall to the ground. He continued to beat her and grew more irate when the door to their residence was locked, slamming her head against the door, she said. She went to a bar next door and asked someone to call 911.

Correctional Facility. FORKSTON TWP. – State police are investigating the theft Friday of tires and rims from a Jeep left in an area that had been evacuated due to flooding. The stolen items were recovered Saturday and state police said they developed information on a suspect in the theft. Police can upgrade the severity of the charge when it happens in the area of a natural disaster. Patrols will continue in the area to safeguard residents, state police said.

PLAINS TWP. – Township Police reported the following: • Police responded to the rear of 156 Second St. at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday for a fight and arrested Albert Travis, 45, of Elizabeth Street, Pittston. A woman at the Second Street residence had a Protection from Abuse Order issued against Travis. According to police, two males said Travis went to the residence, allegedly threatened to kill the woman and a fight broke out. Travis was charged HAZLETON - An inmate with driving under the influenwho walked away from the ce, harassment and violating MinSec facility early Sunday the PFA. He was taken to the morning was later apprehendLuzerne County Correctional ed in the Milton area, state Facility for an overnight arpolice said. raignment on the charges. Bruce Stewart Davies, 54, • Phyllis James of Edwardsdid not return to the facility on ville reported that someone West Broad Street at the conclusion of his work release pass stole her car Friday between 8:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. while it at 2 a.m. State police and the was parked in the lot of Adstate Department of Correcvanced Pain Management tions was notified to begin an Center on South River Street. investigation. State police at Milton located Davies and took The car is a 1999 gold Chrysler LHS with Pennsylvania license him into custody. He was plate HHP-5813 and dents in charged with escape and committed to the Luzerne County the hood.


Jody, 10, left, and Amy Salansky with Katie Ingram look over the silent auction items during the Healing Hearts and Horses fundraiser at the River Street Jazz Cafe on Sunday.

Getting leg up on helping horses

Benefit will go toward medical Horse Farm, which suffered dam- helping the owners of the injured horses pay some medical bills.” age in a recent fire. care for equines hurt in fire Kutz said the group hopes to The July 2011 blaze destroyed at Over the Hill Horse Farm. the farm’s stable and barn, as well raise $10,000 through their efBy STEVEN FONDO Times Leader Correspondent

PLAINS TWP. -- There is an equestrian term, “getting a leg up,” which refers to a rider being assisted in the act of mounting a horse. The spirit of that euphemism was on display at the River Street Jazz Cafe on Sunday evening as an enthusiastic crowd gathered in support of the Over the Hill

as the living quarters of farm manager Jessie Sabatelle. Twenty-three horses perished in the fire. According to event organizers, three horses survived the inferno with life-threatening burns and are undergoing continuing medical care. “Following the fire, a number of horse owners got together to come up with ideas to help those who suffered a loss in the fire,”said event organizer Christine Kutz, of Orange. “Tonight, we’re

forts. The Healing Hearts and Horses benefit was hosted by the management at River Street and featured live music by a number of local artists, as well as a 50/50 raffle and a catered buffet, prepared by executive chef Tom Moran. “It’s great to see so many horse people come out in support of this cause,” stated Michelle LaBarre of Beaumont. “It’s nice to know that people do care.”

MDA telethon ‘walks alone,’ stating Jerry Lewis retired Charity made its first comments during show about longtime host’s departure. By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — The hosts of the 46th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon said Sunday that Jerry Lewis retired from the organization and its yearly fundraiser — the charity’s first comments about the beloved icon’s departure since an announcement last month. Lewis publicist Candi Cazau declined comment to The Associated Press when told of the statements that opened the telethon on Sunday. Co-host Nigel Lythgoe said during his opening comments on the telethon that he didn’t realize Lewis, 85, was thinking about retirement during the show last year, when the comedian offered Lythgoe his seat as Lewis took a break and Lythgoe was coming on the air. “He made such a big point about it. ‘I’ve never done this before,’ he said,” said Lythgoe, the executive producer of “American Idol.” “I didn’t realize then that he was contemplating retiring. “And Jerry, and I know you’re watching, when you gave me that chair I know it’s possible to sit on it, but it isn’t possible, Jerry, to replace you, sir,” he said. “What you

have done for this organization and its families is something close to a miracle and I know that we all want to carry on your legacy.” Entertainment journalist Jann Carl followed Lythgoe by saying Lewis retired from the telethon this year. “As Nigel just said, Jerry retired from the telethon this year, but of course, he’s here with us in spirit and in heart, and we will continue to be energized and inspired by what I like to call his towering example,” Carl said. “I mean that.” Carl said Lewis’ dream is to rid the world of muscle disease, and she’s making that her dream. MDA spokesman Jim Brown declined comment beyond the hosts’ remarks, but said the telethon would include at least one more nod to Lewis. Later, during the show’s first hour, superstar singer Celine Dion mentioned Lewis again during a taped segment, referring to him as a friend as she introduced a cover performance of Journey’s “Open Arms.” “Jerry, you will always be a hero to the MDA families,” Dion said. Lewis, who’s appeared in scores of films and TV shows as well as produced, directed and taught film, had been chairman of the MDA since the early 1950s, before the famed telethon began. The Lewis-less telethon began


The 46th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon was co-hosted by Nancy O’Dell, left, Jann Carl, Nigel Lythgoe and Alison Sweeney.

airing live on the East Coast on Sunday night with an opening number featuring young dancers performing to David Guetta’s “Titanium,” with an introduction from Abbey Umali, the organization’s tween goodwill ambassador. The MDA asked millions of Americans during the six-hour broadcast for at least $1 more than the $58.9 million it raised last year. This year’s revamped fundraiser was expected to trot out as much A-list punch as it could muster as the charity works to raise money for neuromuscular research, clinics and summer camp for youngsters known as

“Jerry’s Kids.” Even before the telethon began airing live on the East Coast, the association’s inextricable bond to the beloved actor and comedian hung over the six-hour primetime TV production. Hours before the show, co-host Nancy O’Dell tweeted a picture of herself with Umali. In the background, a sign had a caricature of Lewis with his signature above the words “MDA Telethon,” below a photograph of a smiling and pointing Lewis. As the program began, many viewers openly wondered about the split and how the show would be affected. “I don’t know if it’s going to be

the same,” said Denise Miller, 49, of Bloomingdale, N.J., a longtime donor who said she has watched the telethon since she was a teenager. The MDA announced in August that the showbiz veteran would not take part in the annual telethon and was no longer the organization’s chairman — an unceremonious end to a six-decade association that forged one of the world’s most famous annual TV moments. Lewis, who’s appeared in scores of films and TV shows as well as produced, directed and taught film, had been chairman of the MDA since the early 1950s, before the famed telethon began. In 1977, Lewis was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the telethon and the MDA. Miller said she planned to still tune in and donate because she wants to support the children — a value she says she learned from Lewis. “He provided the reason for me to believe that my money is going to a good cause,” she said. “I’m not going to turn my back on the cause of what he’s built because it is, to me, valuable... But I want to see him.” The telethon staged at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas was shortened to six hours from 211⁄2 hours. It was broadcast live to the Eastern time zone from 6 p.m.-midnight EDT and tape-delayed in other zones.

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LCTA will take over operation of county vans Combining operations would save money on maintenance because work is in-house. By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES

The Luzerne County Transportation Authority that operates public buses will likely take over the county department that operates vans for the elderly and disabled, county commissioners said. State officials encouraged the county to explore a merger to save money and improve efficiencies, county Commissioner Chairwoman Maryanne Petrilla said Friday. State funding is involved in transportation programs. “It’s certainly an efficient way to go, and the state wants us to proceed,” Petrilla

County prepares for time clock use

said. Combining operations would save money on maintenance because the authority repairs its vehicles in-house, while the county must often pay outside businesses to maintain and fix vans, said county Commissioner Stephen A. Urban. Overhead savings also are expected, he said. The county transportation department is based at a county building in Forty Fort and could be relocated to the authority in Kingston, Urban said. State and federal funding for county van programs has also decreased and is expected to be cut more in coming years, which could put more financial burden on the county and possibly van riders, Urban said. “We envision that there will be future cuts from the state and federal government in transportation, so the state’s rec-

ommendation was to consolidate,” Urban said. The county transportation department, which also covers Wyoming County, employs about 56 full-timers, including drivers, schedulers and aides. Another 29 nonunion part-time drivers also work for the department. The union workers are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and would continue to work under their collective bargaining agreement until it expires, commissioners said. The union’s current contract was recently approved and doesn’t expire until the end of 2013. The county employees also participate in the county pension plan, while authority employees have their own plan, commissioners said. They are not sure how pension issues would be resolved.

“I think conceptually we’ve agreed to the consolidation. There are just details we’re working on,” Urban said. The authority is governed by a board appointed by county commissioners. County officials have also discussed the possibility of including the Hazleton transportation department, which operates buses, in the consolidation plan, but city officials would have to decide if they want to participate, the commissioners said. The county vans provide roughly 1,200 trips per day for the elderly and people with physical and mental disabilities. The department has about has 53 vans, ranging from those that hold eight passengers up to 16-passenger vehicles, officials said. Jennifer Learn-Andes, a Times Leader staff writer, may be reached at 831-7333.

Wyoming Valley Motorcyle Club ride benefits special-needs children



Man dies in truck crash

tate police reported Todd Alan Hartz, 39, of Sheppton, died S Sunday from injuries suffered when

his pickup truck crashed on state Route 924. Hartz was traveling north when his truck went off the roadway and struck a tree. He was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, where he died.


Thrown rock hits SUV

A rock thrown from an overpass that struck a sport utility vehicle on the Casey Highway Saturday night could have fatally injured the driver, state police said. Jennifer Szymkiewicz, 41, of Waymart, suffered a minor injury and three children in her Dodge Durango were taken to Marian Community Hospital, Carbondale, for medical treatment. Philip Szymkiewicz, a passenger in the front seat, was not injured. State police said the rock thrown from the Meredith Street overpass around midnight went through the windshield, hit the steering wheel and went out the passenger side window. The steering was bent and took the impact of the rock, saving the driver from serious and even fatal injuries, state police said. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact state police in Dunmore at 570 963-3156.

Truck inspections held

State police took 181 trucks and 30 commercial drivers out of service during the Commonwealth Rural Roads and State Highways enforcement operation on Aug. 24. Troop P, which covers Bradford, Sullivan, Wyoming and part of Luzerne counties, took 15 trucks and one driver out of service. In addition, there were 35 inspections resulting in 56 citations and 45 warnings. Operation CRASH focused on inspecting trucks in rural areas and non-interstate highways.


Jennifer Learn-Andes, a Times Leader staff writer, may be reached at 831-7333.



Officials will meet with supervisors and department heads on Friday.

Luzerne County officials have scheduled a meeting with county supervisors and department heads on Friday to prepare for the upcoming implementation of employee time clocks, said county Commissioner Chairwoman Maryanne Petrilla. The new system will require employees to enter a four-digit personal code and insert a finger into a scanning device to clock in and out of work. Information from the clocks will then be used to generate paychecks. Employees in the county prison and human services divisions are expected to receive paychecks based on the time clocks by mid-October, with others phased in at unspecified later dates, Petrilla said. The meeting is required because the county will soon start collecting fingerprints and assigning four-digit codes, she said. County managers will also be required to verify or sign off on hours clocked by employees to release the information for their paychecks, Petrilla said. “Managers will be playing a more active role in approving payroll data,” she said. County officials have been promising to install time clocks for more than seven years, and the current set of commissioners settled on a system last December. Employees in satellite offices, such as magisterial district judge employees, will enter their codes through a computer system because county officials decided it wasn’t cost efficient to purchase and install time clocks in offices with only a few employees. The county purchased the time clocks and software for $233,405 from Chelmsford, Mass.-based Kronos Inc. Another $273,765 is being paid to Minnesota-based ACS Enterprise Solutions Inc. to implement and maintain the time clock system, in addition to a $5,000 monthly fee to provide webbased services. The purchase is being funded with money previously borrowed through bonds for capital projects. County officials have estimated the system will save $1.8 million, in part by curtailing absenteeism, unwarranted overtime and errors caused by the manual entry of data.




Hundreds of motorcyclists took part in the Valley with a Heart benefit ride held on Sunday.

Bikers have the heart By STEVEN FONDO Times Leader Correspondent

MOUNTAIN TOP -- The irresistible smell of frying bacon filled the air at Hillside Grove on Sunday morning as hundreds of bikers from the Wyoming Valley Motorcycle Club shared breakfast before saddling up for the 11th Annual Valley with a Heart motorcycle run to benefit special-needs children in Northeast PA. The event, which is organized by the Valley with a Heart Foundation, features live entertainment, refreshments and a retail Pavilion filled with a large selection of Harley-Davidson merchandise. “We have a pass-through account with the Luzerne Foundation,” said event foun-

der, Rick Temarantz of Wapwallopen. “Each year we select a poster child to be the face of our event.” Temarantz said the charity has raised more than $300,00 over the years with proceeds benefiting children under the age of 18 who are suffering with any number of juvenile diseases. “We provide gas cards, help with medical bills and buy computers,” Temarantz explained. The highlight of the daylong festivities was a 50-mile charity bike ride through the Mountain Top area with each rider paying a $15 participation fee. Lieutenant Richard Mosaluk was at the benefit with a number of uniformed offi-

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cers from of the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department motorcycle corps. Mosaluk said the department polices a number of charity rides throughout the year with “safety being their number one concern.” Motorcyclists came from across the region to donate their time and money and exhibit a spirit of solidarity with their fellow bikers. “This is the biggest charity ride of the year,” said Jay Quinn, who made the journey from Carbondale to ride for the cause. “It’s a community thing among bikers to help people in need. This is what we do.”

La Festa Italiana serves up tradition in Scranton Annual event features Italian Mass, music, and, of course, tasty food. By SARAH POKORNY

SCRANTON -- The music coming from the choir loft at Saint Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton swells, and note after note is laced with strings of Italian words sung by the choir. It’s enough to give Alice De Luca, 48, chills. “Year after year I come to listen to that,” she said. “It never gets old. It’s a beautiful sound.” De Luca makes a tradition of coming to the Italian Mass at Saint Peter’s, which takes place during La Festa Italiana, a Scranton Labor Day weekend tradition. Italian cannot only be heard during hymns, but throughout the Mass, which is

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almost entirely spoken in the language. The Mass is held the Sunday morning of the festival, which starts for the day not long after the Mass is ended. “You walk out of church, go a block down, and there you are at La Festa,” De Luca said. “I feel like it’s a day in Italy.” La Festa Italiana has been a part of Lackawanna County since 1976, a bicentennial year when ethnicities throughout the nation were encouraged to hold events to celebrate their heritage. The Italian churches in Lackawanna County put together La Festa Italiana, an event that now draws more than 100,000 people each year. This weekend, more than 80 vendors that represent all re-

Five get master’s degrees

Five Luzerne County residents received their master’s degree from King’s College during the school’s recent summer commencement ceremony. Jason Kendzor of West Wyoming, Amanda Munley of Kingston, Kimberly Peron of Shavertown, Abigail Race of Exeter, and Chelsea Sprau of Sweet Valley all received their master’s degree in physician assistant studies. ALLENTOWN

PPL restores most power

PPL says it has restored power to all but a handful of customers who suffered outages during Hurricane Irene. The utility company said in a statement that the cleanup was complete Friday for all but a handful of remaining trouble spots. It said fewer than 150 customers in Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Northumberland, Snyder and Wayne counties did not yet have power restored. The company said workers replaced miles of power lines as well as more than 1,200 utility poles, 300 transformers and thousands of pieces of pole-top equipment. The storm was the second worst in the utility’s history, taking into account the 415,000 affected customers and 3,200 trouble spots. Statewide, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency said outages reached a peak of 768,000 statewide last Sunday when the winds were at their worst. SCRANTON

Liquor seized in patrol


Nicole Burdyn of LaTrattoria stirs a pan of fresh tortellini Alfredo at La Festa Italiana in Scranton, Sunday.

gions of Italy brought food to Square. “If you just sit here and look the Courthouse Square in Downtown Scranton. Tents to the courthouse and take in lined the streets and Italian music blared throughout the See TRADITION, Page 10A

The state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement reported it seized beer and wine Friday night while on an underage drinking patrol in the area of the University of Scranton. Officers seized 10 liters of wine, 45 gallons of beer and one fake identification card. Criminal charges are pending for furnishing alcohol to minors and carrying a false ID card.


















Obama promises help for Irene victims President tours areas devastated by floods and wind in New Jersey.



Fun is just a stone’s throw away

Winner Peter Michel throws the 83.5 kilogram heavy Unspunnen Stone, during the Unspunnen festival in Interlaken, Switzerland, Sunday. The traditional festival, which is held approximately once every 12 years, highlights traditional Swiss culture and features competitions of stone throwing, wrestling and yodeling.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama stood on a bridge overlooking the rainswollen and fast-rushing Passaic River in New Jersey’s thirdlargest city and said Sunday the federal government would work to rebuild towns recovering from Hurricane Irene’s wrath. The Passaic, which had washed over the bridge, swept through the once-booming factory town of 150,000, flooding the downtown area and forcing hundreds to evacuate. More than 100 people had to be rescued from the rising waters after the storm.

“You know, it could have been worse. But we should not underestimate the heartache that’s going through a lot of these communities, affecting a lot of families,” Obama said. In nearby Wayne, the president made his way down Fayette Avenue, walking past flooded homes, the garage doors open. Piles of water-damaged debris littered the curb. “Everybody’s going to be working hard to help you recover,” Obama told one woman as he put his hand on her shoulder. The Passaic crested at twice its flood stage at a record 14 feet, depositing debris and muddy water stains on buildings and homes across Paterson. “The entire country is behind you,” Obama said after viewing the destruction. “We are going to make sure that we provide all the resources that’s necessary


President Barack Obama talks to reporters on the Temple Street Bridge over the Passaic River in Paterson, N.J. Sunday.

in order to help these communities rebuild.” He pledged to people all along the Atlantic Coast who were affected by Irene that he won’t allow “Washington poli-

tics” to get in the way of bringing federal help. The White House told Congress late last week that there’s a need for more than $5 billion in additional disaster relief

money, not even counting the billions expected from Irene. The Obama administration says that under the terms of last month’s budget deal, Congress can provide more than $11 billion in disaster aid next year without finding offsetting budget cuts, as demanded by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, RVa., and other Republicans. Before Thursday, the Obama had requested just $1.8 billion for the government’s main disaster relief accounting. Some lawmakers complained that billions more were needed to help states rebuild from a string of hurricanes, floods and tornadoes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has less than $800 million in its disaster relief fund to pay for Irene victims through September and the agency is putting on hold new rebuilding projects.



Typhoon kills at least 20

yphoon Talas dumped record amounts of rain Sunday in western T and central Japan, killing at least 20

people and stranding thousands more as it turned towns into lakes, washed away cars and triggered mudslides that obliterated houses. At least 50 people were missing, local media reported. Evacuation orders and advisories were issued to 460,000 people in the region, hundreds of miles from the tsunami-ravaged northeastern coast. At least 3,600 people were stranded by floods, landslides and collapsed bridges that were hampering rescue efforts, Kyodo News agency reported. It was the country’s worst storm since 2004, the Yomiuri newspaper said. By Sunday, Talas had been downgraded to a tropical storm.


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Syria saw a wave of violence and arrests Sunday as the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross visited Damascus to address issues including caring for the wounded and access to detainees during the government’s crackdown on a 5-monthold uprising. Activists reported military operations and sweeping arrests in flash point areas including Idlib near the Turkish border and the eastern city of Deir el-Zour. There were reports of deaths, but numbers were unclear. The state-run news agency reported that nine people were killed in central Syria in an ambush by armed groups in central Syria. The report, which could not be confirmed, said the victims were six soldiers and three civilians. PARIS

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn returned home to a mixed welcome in France on Sunday, for the first time since attempted rape accusations by a New York hotel maid unleashed an international scandal that dashed his chances for the French presidency. New York prosecutors later dropped their case against Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund, because of questions about the maid’s credibility. But the affair cost Strauss-Kahn his job at the IMF and exposed his personal life to worldwide scrutiny that has stained his image and left the French divided over what he should do next. His high-profile return home Sunday reflects how large he looms here. He stepped off an Air France flight Sunday at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport a different man from the one who, just four months ago, had been the pollsters’ favorite to beat President Nicolas Sarkozy in next year’s presidential elections. WARSAW, POLAND

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More than 100 people marched in a Polish city on Sunday to protest racist and anti-Semitic attacks in the area. A small counter-demonstration also was held by people chanting nationalist slogans in the eastern city of Bialystok. The “March of Unity” was organized by lawmakers from the governing Civic Platform party. It occurred without violence or arrests, despite the counter-demonstration.


An unidentified man sits on a park bench as waves from Lake Pontchartrain crash over the breakwater from Tropical storm Lee on Sunday at Mandeville, La.

Lee drenches the Gulf Coast Areas of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi report flooding.

By JAY REEVES Associated Press

SAUCIER, Miss. — Tropical Storm Lee dumped more than a foot of rain in New Orleans and spun off tornadoes elsewhere Sunday as its center came ashore in a slow crawl north that raised fears of inland flash flooding in the Deep South and beyond. Areas of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi near the coast reported scattered wind damage and flooding, but evacuations appeared to be in the hundreds rather than the thousands and New Orleans’ levees were doing their

job just over six years after Hurricane Katrina swamped the city. National Hurricane Center specialist Robbie Berg said Lee’s flash flood threat could be more severe as the rain moves from the flatter Gulf region into the rugged Appalachians. Closer to the Gulf, the water is “just going to sit there a couple of days,” he said. “Up in the Appalachians you get more threat of flash floods — so that’s very similar to some of the stuff we saw in Vermont.” Vermont is still cleaning up and digging out dozens of communities that were damaged and isolated last week when heavy rain from Tropical Storm Irene quickly flooded mountain rivers. No deaths had been directly attributed to Tropical Storm Lee, though a body

boarder in Galveston, Texas, drowned after being pulled out to sea in heavy surf churned up by Lee. A man in Mississippi suffered non-life-threatening injuries when authorities said he was struck by lightning that traveled through a phone line. The vast, soggy system spent hours during the weekend hovering in the northernmost Gulf of Mexico before its center finally crossed into Louisiana west of New Orleans, pelting a wide swath of coastline. At 5 p.m. EDT, the National Hurricane Center said Lee had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. Its center was about 110 miles west-northwest of New Orleans, moving north-northeast at 5 mph.

Gadhafi stronghold talks end By HADEEL AL-SHALCHI and MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press

TARHOUNA, Libya — Negotiations over the surrender of one of Moammar Gadhafi’s remaining strongholds have collapsed, and Libyan rebels were waiting for the green light to launch their final attack on the besieged town of Bani Walid, a spokesman said. Rebel negotiator Abdullah Kanshil said the talks had broken down after Moussa Ibrahim, Gadhafi’s chief spokesman and a top aide, had insisted the rebels put down their weapons before entering the town, some 90 miles southeast of Tripoli. Rebel forces control most of the North African nation and are already setting up a new government, but Gadhafi and his staunchest allies remain on the run and enjoy support in several central and southern areas, including Bani Walid and the fugitive leader’s hometown of Sirte.

Some of the damage on the Gulf Coast, where tropical storms are an almost yearly event, appeared to come from spinoff tornadoes that touched down in southern Mississippi and Alabama. In New Orleans, almost 14 inches of rain fell by midafternoon Sunday. Downpours caused some street flooding Saturday and Sunday, but pumps were sucking up the water and sending it into Lake Pontchartrain. The mayor’s office said all 24 of the sewerage and water board pumps were working at capacity. A possible tornado struck southern Mobile County in Alabama, snapping oak limbs, knocking out power and damaging at least one home.

Two Mexicans are facing 30 years for false tweets These may be the most serious charges ever brought against anyone using Twitter.

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A British made high-explosive fragmentation grenade is displayed by rebels in a Libyan State Industrial Complex.

The rebels have said the hard-core loyalists are a small minority inside the town, but are heavily armed and stoking fear to keep other residents from surrendering. “We feel sorry for the people of Bani Walid,” said Kanshil, himself a native of the town, speaking to reporters at a rebel checkpoint about 40 miles to the north. “We

hope for the best for our town.” The rebels have extended to Saturday a deadline for the surrender of Gadhafi’s hometown of Sirte and other loyalist areas but some have warned they could attack Bani Walid sooner because many of the most prominent former regime officials were believed to be inside.

MEXICO CITY — Think before you tweet. A former teacher turned radio commentator and a math tutor who lives with his mother sit in a prison in southern Mexico, facing possible 30-year sentences for terrorism and sabotage in what may be the most serious charges ever brought against anyone using a Twitter social network account. Prosecutors say the defendants helped cause a chaos of car crashes and panic as parents in the Gulf Coast city of Veracruz rushed to save their children because of false reports that gunmen were attacking schools. Gerardo Buganza, interior

secretary for Veracruz state, compared the panic to that caused by Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast of “The War of the Worlds.” But he said the fear roused by that account of a Martian invasion of New Jersey “was small compared to what happened here.” “Here, there were 26 car accidents, or people left their cars in the middle of the streets to run and pick up their children, because they thought these things were occurring at their kids’ schools,” Buganza told local reporters. The charges say the messages caused such panic that emergency numbers “totally collapsed because people were terrified,” damaging service for real emergencies. Veracruz, the state’s largest city, and the neighboring suburb of Boca del Rio were already on edge after weeks of gunbattles involving drug traffickers.








Sen. Casey says vigilance still needed in Afghanistan By JONATHAN RISKIND Times Leader Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON – The signs of progress, peace and stability in Afghanistan remain mixed, but as the United States begins to withdraw its soldiers from the war-torn country, the price of failure is all too clear, says Sen. Bob Casey. After returning last week from an official congressional delegation trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan, his third to those nations, Casey, D-Scranton, said he found cause for “cautious optimism” but also the need for careful vigilance ahead of the 2014 deadline

for the U.S.-led coalition to hand off security to the Afghan government. While U.S. soldiers have “put the TaliCasey ban on their heels” in Afghanistan and made gains training Afghan security forces, major questions remain about corruption within the Afghan government and the viability of the country’s judicial system, Casey said in a phone interview last week. President Obama said in June that10,000 U.S. soldiers would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of the year, and another 23,000 would be pulled out by the summer of 2012. That would mean a total of 68,000 U.S. troops

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er. Casey said he is as frustrated as anyone by the relationship with Pakistan and the Pakistan government’s “failure to move faster on something as basic” as stopping the flow into Afghanistan of a key ingredient for IEDs. But it is incumbent on the U.S. government to work as constructively as possible with a Pakistan government that controls nuclear weapons and impacts in a large way the future success of the Afghan government, Casey said. “The worry is two failed governments, and one has nuclear weapons,” Casey said. “We have to do everything in our power and take every step that is neces-

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um nitrate – a key ingredient in making improvised explosive devices or IEDs – into Afghanistan, where it winds up being used by insurgents to kill U.S. soldiers and Afghans. Also on the trip with Casey were Democratic Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. Questions about the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, and the Pakistan government’s devotion to fighting al-Qaida and terrorism, were raised anew when Navy Seals in May killed Osama bin Laden in a compound in an urban neighborhood in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad. And just last month, a U.S. drone strike killed Atiyah al-Rahman, al-Qaida’s number two lead-

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Tragedy turned New Jersey widows into activists The stay-at-home moms pushed the government to study the attacks. By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. — The terrorist attacks of Sept.11, 2001turned them into widows and the four Jersey Girls, as they became known, turned themselves into activists. A decade after the attacks, at least two of them are still trying to make change in public policy. In doing so, they’ve broadened their focus from post-attack truth-finding, the cause that

brought them together nearly 10 years ago. Lorie Van Auken is now a beekeeper who is pressing the federal Environmental Protection Agency to ban a pesticide that some blame for Colony Collapse Disorder, which has been killing honeybees. Kristen Breitweiser blogs on politics and national security. Though those are issues tied to 9/11, she doesn’t write just about the attacks. “I think a lot of times when people suffer tragedy or go through something in their own life, they feel compelled to turn it into something better,” Breitweiser said. The four stay-at-home moms

who lived relatively carefree lives in suburban Monmouth and Middlesex Counties became some of the most visible faces of the families of the dead and their main cause at the time: pushing the federal government to study the attacks — whether there was intelligence that could have prevented them, and whether the response once they began was adequate. They were subjects of scores of articles, multiple books — including a memoir Breitweiser published in 2006 — and a documentary film, “9/11: Press for Truth.” The fame and the civic engagement, born of tragedy, came fast. “I had a very complacent life:

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street from a firehouse. “Our dad would take us over on the ferry and we would watch the (World Trade Center) towers being constructed,” Joel Skursky said. “We felt part of the construction. When you looked out our front door in Jersey City, you saw the Statue of Liberty and the towers.” Firefighting is in their blood, they said. Joel Skursky, a firefighter for 30 years, represented Hughestown Volunteer Hose Co. in New York City. Another brother, Don, is a former fire chief at Exeter Park, and a fourth brother, Alan, is a lieutenant with the Washington, D.C. Fire Department. They had both personal and professional reasons to head to the city as quickly as they did. “We know a lot of firefighters and police officers in Jersey City and New York City,” Dale said. “Our intentions were to find out what was going on and to check on our friends. We wanted to go to see what we could do as firefighters.”

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The two recently shared their recollections in the comfort of Ejk’s home. “I was a homicide detective and we made an arrest late night on Sept. 10 after working a case for about three weeks,” O’Donnell said. “Many of us didn’t get home until 3 a.m. and our next shift began at 7 a.m. We were going in late because we worked late.” O’Donnell believes the arrest saved a few detectives’ lives, including his own. Ejk was semi-retired as a high school principal on Sept. 11 and working at a women’s crisis center in Flemington, N.J. “I was on my way to the center when the first plane hit. By the time I got to the office, the second plane hit. I walked in my boss’ office and said ‘I’m out of here’ and walked to the Red Cross building across the street,” Ejk said. “It was the scariest day of my life and the busiest day of my life,” Ejk said. “I called my family and said goodbye. You didn’t know how the day was going to unfold.” Ejk said more than 100 ambulances were lined up waiting for the injured to be ferried across the Hudson River to the evacuation shelter set up on a dock in Jersey City. What was expected didn’t happen. “A few people had injuries but we didn’t get the massive amount of injuries,” Ejk said. “People


Joel Skursky and his brother Dale volunteered at Ground Zero immediately after the 9/11 terror attacks.

They were joined by Exeter Park volunteers Paul Dezinski Jr. and Lance Anderson. When Joel Skursky, driving his Dodge Caravan, reached the closed Lincoln Tunnel, they were escorted to lower Manhattan parking a block away from Ground Zero. They were immediately put to work searching for survivors. In the midst of twisted metal, coarse dust and buildings made unstable by the collapse of the towers, the brothers passed buck-

ets filled with debris. “I’ll never forget it, badge number 317, John McLoughlin,” Joel said about the New York City transit officer rescued from beneath the rubble of the South Tower. “They carried him out on a stretcher that we helped pass down the line,” Dale Skursky said. Oliver Stone turned the story of McLoughlin’s heroic rescue into the movie “World Trade Center.”

we voted, we paid taxes, we volunteered. That was it,” Breitweiser said. “That was the extent of our contribution.” Two of the Jersey Girls, Patty Casazza and Mindy Kleinberg, did not respond to requests for interviews for this article and have not granted any interviews for the last few years. All four had husbands working in the twin towers of the World Trade Center. After 9/11, they united over their mounting frustration that the whole story wasn’t being told. For more than a year, they parked their children with family and drove to Washington in BreitFew other survivors were found. At one point an eerie silence fell upon the site, Dale said, when a woman’s cry was heard coming from a heavily damaged building. “I heard it, Joel heard it, we were that close,” Dale said. “Everything just stopped. They took the canines up there but unfortunately, nobody was found.” Joel said the brothers also helped raised the first American flag to fly over the rubble. The flag was from New York Fire Department’s 10 Engine House, which is located on Liberty Street, across from the World Trade Center site. “That was very special to me,” Joel said. The rescuers were themselves endangered by the unstable structures that remained. They were told to run if an air horn sounded, and that happened minutes before Building 7 collapsed. The Skursky brothers returned home on Sept. 13. They traveled back to New York City shortly after to discover that cranes and other heavy machinery were being used in what had become a recovery mission. If they were needed again, the two brothers would not hesitate to volunteer.

were coming off the boats covered in white powder.” Shelter evacuated The shelter was itself evacuated on Sept. 12 when winds shifted, blowing dust into Jersey City. “When the winds shifted, you could taste it,” Ejk said. A second shelter was established at Ferris High School in Jersey City, assisting hundreds of firefighters arriving from all over the country, Ejk said. More than 100 cots were set up for firefighters and airline passengers that were stranded. Ejk said the shelter at the high school was open for about a month. She then worked with other Red Cross volunteers at a restaurant preparing and serving meals for rescuers at Ground Zero. O’Donnell was at his Long Island home after making the homicide arrest when the first plane struck. As he was getting into his car, O’Donnell learned about the second airliner striking the South Tower and the plane that struck the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. O’Donnell said the first tower collapsed shortly after he arrived in lower Manhattan. O’Donnell said he spoke to his wife, Lisa, who pleaded with him to leave. “I needed to help in any way I can, I couldn’t turn my back,” O’Donnell said. “The word hero has been thrown out there. Many of us didn’t have a choice. It is something you can’t explain. You can train a police officer and a firefighter. But you can’t train someone to run in there during this mayhem. Those are the people that rise to the occasion.” O’Donnell was on the “bucket brigade” passing buckets filled


June Ejk, of Big Bass Lake, was a Red Cross volunteer in New Jersey in 2001 who set up evacuation and first aid shelters.

with debris during the massive search for survivors after the two towers collapsed. While standing in the shadows of Building 7, O’Donnell said he spoke to his wife and son, Gavin, who was then 6 years old. “I told my wife I was OK, I’m at Building 7. I told my son if I didn’t make it home, he would be the man of the house. Imagine telling your 6-year-old son that.” Witnessed collapse Minutes after hanging up the phone, O’Donnell said Building 7 collapsed. “You didn’t see a desk, a filing cabinet, a keyboard, something you would expect to see,” O’Donnell said about Ground Zero. “All you saw was this pulverized dust.” O’Donnell said he and many of his former colleagues who worked at the landfill without respiratory masks or protective clothing are experiencing illnesses from breathing in the toxic dust. He said New York City officials have disputed claims the dust contained contaminants leading to cancer and respiratory illnesses. “I know all of them in their condition would go back in a heart-

beat if it happens again,” O’Donnell said. “I’ll risk my life to save someone. But don’t turn your back on me. That is what they’re doing to us now.” The attacks of 9/11 have changed O’Donnell and Ejk. Never thinking twice about airliners by having grown up next to LaGuardia Airport, O’Donnell said he now worries whenever he sees a low-flying plane. He is actively involved in the fundraising efforts for the Flight 93 memorial near Shanksville, where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field after being highjacked by terrorists. O’Donnell has visited the Flight 93 crash site and the Pentagon, but has yet to return to the World Trade Center. “I’ll go back on my terms,” he said. Ejk said she still enjoys volunteering for the Red Cross, and has been deployed to natural disasters across the country more than 30 times, including the tornado outbreak in Alabama earlier this year and the flash flooding that heavily damaged Plymouth Township in early July. “I feel very blessed with my life, I want to give back,” she said.

weiser’s SUV — dubbed the “widowmobile.” Armed with thick binders of documents, they met with members of Congress and held rallies asking for a full government inquiry. They gave interviews by the score. They recognized that journalists were hungry for stories about the real people affected by the attacks. They could offer that, but they also talked about their policy agenda. Finally, in November 2002 — 14 months after their husbands and nearly 3,000 other people were killed — President George W. Bush signed the law to create the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United

States, known as the 9/11 Commission. It spent more than a year holding hearings and made a series of recommendations to strengthen national security. Most of them have since become law. One of Jersey Girls’ champions in Congress was U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, a Republican from New Jersey. He said they did their research and came prepared in small ways. They knew he had a sweet tooth and were sure to bring him candy when they stopped by. “The Jersey Girls were, in my opinion, the reason the commission came into being,” Smith said.

9/11 left imprints on parents and children Some of terror attacks’ impact can be seen in how we raise our children.

By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer

NEW YORK — David Rand cheerfully acknowledges he’s an overprotective father. An ex-Marine who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, he’s also a single dad to 5-year-old Emma. And so when Emma’s grandmother suggested recently that the girl come visit her in Texas, flying from California as an unaccompanied minor, Rand had a blunt reaction: “Heck, no!” He cites Sept. 11 as part of the reason. “The images just go through your mind,” he says. “I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if something terrible happened and I wasn’t with her. If she were alone, and it was an attack — the guilt would just be too much.” Ten years after the attacks, there’s no question that Sept. 11 continues to impact our national psyche, and some of that can be seen in how we raise our children. The Associated Press spoke with a number of families around the country and found that for some parents, the broader sense of insecurity and shaken confidence that accompanied the disaster has manifested itself in very concrete ways: Tightening curfews, giving children cell phones to keep better track of them, even barring them from air travel. First and foremost, parents struggle with how and when to explain the disaster, especially to younger kids. For many children born after 2001, Sept. 11 is simply part of the wallpaper of their generation — not unlike the JFK assassination for baby boomers. But other kids, especially those old enough to remember the attacks, are more conscious of it. And their response to it can change over time. “Children, as they get older, rethink certain events and come to a new understanding of them,” says Dr. David Schonfeld of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, who spent more than two years working with children in New York City schools after the attacks. “What you first explain to a 7-year-old comes back differently when they’re 17 and leaving for college.” Rand, the ex-Marine, now a 31-year-old college student in Sacramento, says his daughter “hasn’t asked” about 9/11, “and I haven’t volunteered the information. I wouldn’t want to scare a 5-year-old to death.” When the time is right, though, he will tell her. And he’s also open to bringing her to New York some day. “The odds of the same thing happening are so remote,” he says. Across the country in Massachusetts, Kelly Johnson, 28, has


David Rand, an ex-Marine who served in Afghanistan, is seen with his daughter Emma, 5, at their home in Sacramento, Calif., Friday.

spoken openly about 9/11 to her 7-year-old, Seamus. “I don’t know how else to talk to him but to be truthful,” says Johnson, who lives in Fitchburg. “He’s a very smart kid.” She’s not sure, though, if he’s absorbed all the details: “He’s more focused on the firefighters.” But the attacks haven’t changed her approach to raising kids, she says: “I’m the type of person who moves forward, and looks for the good. That’s how I parent, too.” Johnson has no trouble letting Seamus travel by plane — he’s even flown as an unaccompanied minor. That’s an experience Karen Hunt’s kids — ages 15, 12 and 5 — won’t likely have. Hunt and her family had been scheduled to fly to Colorado on Sept. 11, 2001, and none of them has been on a plane since. “We just don’t want to be one of the casualties,” says Hunt, 36. In the years since the attacks, they moved from Portland some 20 miles away to Sandy, to be away from the city. Both parents got new jobs. The family will visit Seattle — by car — but not the Space Needle, and they will not go to large cities like Los Angeles or New York. Some families feel the reverberations of 9/11 far less. Deanna Crask-Stone, a mother of two in Gallup, N.M., says that while she and her husband may be more vigilant when they travel, the family otherwise doesn’t think much about the attacks. “Maybe if we lived elsewhere we’d think about terrorism more,” she says. “In the big city you need to take different precautions.” It’s different for the vast majority of kids in New York. “For New York children in particular, this in an indelible part of their DNA now,” says Christy Ferer, whose husband, former Port Authority director Neil D. Levin, died in the attacks. “They will have to live with the feeling of potential terrorism for the rest of their lives — a lot longer than us adults.”

FROM THE ARCHIVES: The Times Leader published this edition on Sept. 12, 2001. It carried the latest information

about four airliners that had been hijacked after taking off from eastern airports, with two of the planes flying into the World Trade Center towers in New York, one flying into the Pentagon near Washington, D.C., and the other crashing into the ground in Shanksville, Pa. Thousands were killed. Accounts of the experiences of local people were also presented.



Senator wants to help flood victims State Sen. Lisa Baker aims to create a state fund for victims of catastrophes.

State Sen. Lisa Baker hopes to create a state fund to aid victims of catastrophes and their communities when the losses caused by those catastrophes don’t meet criteria for federal aid. As chairwoman of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, Baker, R-Lehman Township, is organizing a hearing to be held on the issue later this month in Harrisburg. While federal aid is expected to be approved for Luzerne County flooding victims in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene because damage estimates in the county likely exceed a $1 million-plus threshold, Baker pointed to residents of Plymouth Borough and Plymouth Township who were victims of flash flooding in July. Because the damages there did not exceed the threshold and because there is no state disaster assistance program, the communities have only local funds and residents’ own flood insurance policies to rely on, Baker said. “As we get more and more of these smaller, concentrated disasters, it’s something we need to address,” Baker said in an interview last week. Baker said the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency are still doing a Preliminary Damage Assessment in the counties affected by Irene to determine if they meet qualifications for federal aid. According to a letter Baker received from PEMA Legislative & Policy Director Vincent J. Hudock, there are two types of federal aid available:





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• Public Assistance (PA) is aid for damage to public infrastructure. Damage in a state or county must meet dollarBaker amount thresholds based on county and state populations to qualify. In Pennsylvania, the threshold is $16.5 million in statewide damages. According to a chart Baker provided, Luzerne County’s threshold is $1.05 million based on 2010 Census figures. • Individual Assistance (IA) is aid for damage to private property. FEMA typically requires a very large number of homes to have suffered major damage or to have been destroyed for IA to kick in. Currently, FEMA’s definition of “major damage” does not include basement flooding, according to the letter. Baker said part of the aim of the hearing will be to collect testimony on the type of assistance needed in Pennsylvania for small-scale catastrophes as well as possible revenue sources for such funding. While the agenda is still being set, Baker said she has spoken with PEMA Director Glenn Cannon and Steve Bekanich and Eugene Dziak, respective directors of the Luzerne and Wyoming counties emergency management agencies, about testifying. Baker said she has also spoken with state Sen. John Yudichak, DNewport Township, about the hearing because he’s a member of the committee and Plymouth Borough and Plymouth Township are in his district. The hearing is tentatively set for Sept. 27 at the state Capitol.




WILKES-BARRE – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski apologized Saturday for a comment he made about charter schools that he said was too broad. His comment raised concerns from the Bear Creek Community Charter School. It prompted Jim Smith, chief executive officer of the school and David Blazejewski, president of the board of trustees, to write a letter to Pashinski asking for a clarification. “Your remarks insinuate that charter schools are private, forprofit ventures when in fact charter schools are independent pub-

lic schools,” they wrote in the letter dated Thursday. Pashinski, DWilkes-Barre admitted he spoke in broad Pashinski terms and offered to meet with school officials to explain his statement. “I do apologize if I offended them,” he said. “They’re an example of a charter school that’s working.” In a story in Thursday’s Times Leader, Pashinski commented on the cuts to public education made by Gov. Tom Corbett. “It’s pretty obvious that the governor has his sights set on vouchers and he’s interested in gleaning off public school students into private ventures – into charter schools, into cyber schools. And that my dear

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friends, is a major mistake. That is being done primarily for a profit-driven industry,” he said. Pashinski said he is familiar with the Bear Creek school, having had students visit him in Harrisburg and having heard from people about the school. “I’d like to compliment them because they’ve done an excellent job,” he said. Part of the reason for its success is its intense parental involvement, he added. The lawmaker and former Wilkes-Barre area teacher made his comment about charter schools when speaking about Corbett’s deep cuts in education funding. Pashinski said it suggested Corbett wants wealthier families to place their children in private, for-profit schools. Cyber schools, which are charter schools approved by the state Department of Education, do

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JOAN B. (BERNESKI) DAVIS, 75, Nanticoke Street, Nanticoke, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2011, in her home. Born in Wilkes-Barre, on March 31, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Berneski. She was preceded in death by son, Bruce Davis; brother, Vincent Bernesky; and companion, John Ruminski. Surviving her are son, Brian Davis; five grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; sisters, Theresa Soderman, Kathy Leschkiss, Bernadine Wilishefski; brother, Fred Berneski; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. in St. Faustina Parish/St. Mary’s Church, Nanticoke. Interment is in St. Adalbert’s Cemetery, Glen Lyon. Family and friends may call from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. ROBERT SOBECK, of Luzerne, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at home. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne. VINCENT CRISANO JR., 53, of Luzerne, passed away Friday, September 2, 2011, in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township. Born June 3, 1958, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Vincent and Josephine Sudano Crisano. Vincent was a graduate of West Side Technical School and went on to serve in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was employed in the plumbing industry. He is survived by his wife Sandra Barnhart; children, Nicholas and Taylor Crisano, Danielle Crisano, Luzerne; sister, Theresa Crisano-Scavone; brothers, John Crisano, Michael Crisano; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Vince will be missed dearly by family and friends. Relatives and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township. PATRICK GUERIN, of Jenkins Township, died Sunday, September 4, 2011, in Riverstreet Manor, Wilkes-Barre. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S Main St., Plains Township. JASON TAVELLA, of Thornhurst, passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in his home. Funeral arrangements will be announced from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. JESSIE SARTI, of the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away at her home on Sunday, September 4, 2011. Funeral arrangements will be announced by E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre.

Amelia M. Dowling September 1, 2011 M. Dowling, 97, of the A melia Hanover Green section of Ha-

nover Township, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 1, 2011. Born on October 1, 1913, she was a daughter of the late William and Anna Tansy Yasko. She was employed for many years in the garment industry. Amelia enjoyed gardening, baking and cooking. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Amelia was a life-long member of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, Buttonwood, Hanover Township. She will be sadly missed by her family and may God bless her and keep her. Preceding her in death were her husband, Thomas, in 1965; daughters, Catherine Maury, Antoinette Bednarczyk, and Florence Dalessandro; brother, Alphonse Yasko; sister, Genevieve Kleinfelter; grandchildren, Dr. Alan Yasko and Eric Maury. Surviving are her daughter, Amelia A. (Babe) Dowling; grandchildren, Dr. David A. Dalessandro and wife Daelene, Moosic, Jeffrey T. Dowling and wife Lisa, Shavertown; Joanne Bednarczyk and William Bednarczyk, Clarks Summit; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Danielle, Olivia, Benjamin, and Joseph; great-great-grandson, Zachary. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Charles V. Sherbin Funeral Home, 630 Main Rd., Hanover Green, Hanover Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be in the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, Buttonwood. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery, West Nanticoke. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.












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oseph S. Bogdon, age 87, of Broadway Road, Hunlock Creek, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 3, 2011. He was a patient of Hospice Community Care, Kingston. He was born and raised in Nanticoke and was a son of the late Joseph and Helen Bogdon. Mr. Bogdon attended Nanticoke schools and was employed at the Duplan Silk Mill in Nanticoke, and later retired from Eberhard Faber, Mountain Top, after 29 years of service. He was a World War II veteran , serving 17 missions in the 8th U.S. Air Force in Italy. Joseph was a devoted family man with his grandson being the apple of his eye. Preceding him in death, beside his parents, were sisters, Ann Russinko, Sophia Machanski, Victoria Warzechowski, Eleanor Machowski and Helen Bau. Surviving him are his wife of 64 years, the former Margaret Barnoski; son, Joseph P. Bogdon and his wife Christine, Hunlock Creek; grandson, Brian Bogdon, Hunlock

Creek, and fiancée, Michelle Zola, West Chester; brothers, John Bogdon, Nanticoke, and Leon Bogdon, Glen Lyon. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations to be sent to the Sweet Valley Ambulance Association, P.O. Box107, Sweet Valley, PA 18656. Arrangements are by the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.

Jerome V. Martis September 3, 2011 “Jerry” V. Martis, 64, of J erome Larksville, died Saturday, Sep-

tember 3, 2011, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born February 20, 1947, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of Jerome M. and Aileen V. (Beckley) Martis. A graduate of Berwick High School, Jerry also graduated from Luzerne Community College, and the Capitol Institute of Technology in Washington, D.C. Jerry was a member of the U.S. Air Force Security Police and served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force for 41⁄2 years during the Vietnam War, stationed in Ubon, Thailand, Philippines, and South Korea. He then served in the Army Reserves Armored Cavalry for two years before beginning his 33-year career with the Tobyhanna Army Depot as an inspector in the Communications Security Section. He was a member of the VFW Anthracite Post 283 in Kingston and St. Ignatius Church. Additionally, Jerry was an avid hunter and sportsman and greatly enjoyed the outdoors. Predeceased by his parents, he is survived by his wife of 36 years, Claire Ann Zambito Martis; children, Charles and his wife Judith, Dallas, Texas; Eric, Larksville; two grandchildren, Zackary and Sarah; brother, David J. Martis and his wife

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Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Columba Catholic Church, 342 Iron St., Bloomsburg, by his pastor, Mgsr. Robert E. Lawrence. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in New Rosemont Cemetery, Bloomsburg. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Dean W. Kriner Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg. Christian Wake services will be at 7:45 p.m. The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be sent to the Columbia Montour Home Hospice, 410 Glenn Ave., Bloomsburg, PA 17815. To sign the guest book or to send a message of condolence, please go to

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passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2011, in the St. Joseph/Candler Hospital in Savannah, Ga. Al was born in Montclair, N.J., on April 24, 1931. He graduated from Kingston High School in 1949. He was a Pennsylvania State Wrestling Champion and a football player in both high school and Rutgers University. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served four years during the Korean War. Al graduated Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Al married Lorraine Dodd in April 1956. He had a very successful career in the printing ink business and was part owner of Environmental Inks. He is survived by daughter Kim Kelly of Katy, Texas; son, Douglas Dodd, Putnam, Conn.; daughter, Lisa Test, Plano, Texas; and eight grandchildren. A graveside service with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, S.C. In lieu of flowers, please continue to keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. The Island Funeral Home and Crematory of Hilton Head Island, S.C.,, is handling the arrangements.

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Carol Ann, Berwick; nephew, Christopher; mother-in-law, Mary Zambito; and sister-in-law, Rose Ann Zambito. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home, 568 Bennett St., Luzerne. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church, 339 N. Maple Ave., Kingston. Interment, with military honors, will be held in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Pringle. To light a candle or send a message of condolence, visit

FUNERALS ANDREWS – Marie Dougherty, Celebration of Marie’s Life, 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. ATHERTON – William, memorial service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Schoeneck Moravian Church in Nazareth. BLOOMBURG – Stephen, funeral 10:30 a.m. today in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service in the Kirkendall Room of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. CARMICK – Catherine, Celebration of Catherine’s Life 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. DEWITT – Frances, funeral services 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Anthony P. Litwin Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Factoryville. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. DEZINSKI – Shirley, funeral, 11 a.m. today in the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. DISQUE – Katherine, funeral services 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc., 672 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. EVANS – Carol, funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Mamary-Durkin Funeral Services, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to the time of the funeral Tuesday at the funeral home. FADDEN – Catherine, funeral Mass 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 259 Forest Ave, Ambler. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until Mass Tuesday. GRUMSEY – Norman, funeral 9 a.m. Tuesday from the Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark St., Plains Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. A Christian Vigil Service will be conducted at 8 p.m.

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ohn J. McCarthy, age 81, of 9 West Park Street, Bloomsburg, died at his home at 12:48 a.m. Sunday, September 4, 2011. He had been in failing health for the past eight months. Born in Plains Township, on June 18, 1930, he was a son of the late John H. and Susan (Hazlinski) McCarthy. He graduated from the former Plains High School in 1948, and resided in Bloomsburg since August 1959. John was employed by the Pennsylvania Power & Light Co. (PP&L) for 36 years until retiring in 1992. He was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church, Bloomsburg. John served as a Scott Township supervisor for 11 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of the Valley of Bloomsburg Post 273, American Legion. A sister, Dorothy Carley, preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, the former Rosemary D. Williams, with whom he celebrated his 57th wedding anniversary on Nov. 28, 2010; two sons, John E. McCarthy and his wife Sharon, Mountain Top; Kevin McCarthy, Odenton, Md.; daughter, Maureen and her husband Francis W. Dwyer, Royersford; two grandsons, John Patrick McCarthy and Michael Preston McCarthy. He was the last of his immediate family.

HALAT – Irene, funeral services 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today, with Parastas services held at 7 p.m. HAYMAN – Agnes, funeral services 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Benton. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. HILL – Barbara, memorial Mass 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at All Saints Church, 66 Willow St., Plymouth. KRAKOWSKI – Frank, Memorial Mass 10 a.m. today in St. John the Baptist Church, Allentown. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10 a.m. today at the church. Committal service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Cemetery, WilkesBarre. KUBICKI – Jay, friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, Pa. Friends may call again from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, in St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 E. Delp Rd., Lancaster, with the Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m LIPINSKI – Theresa, Memorial Mass 10 a.m. on September 17 in the Holy Name/St. Mary’s Church, 283 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville. MOORE – Victoria, funeral service 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Rocco’s Roman Catholic Church, Pittston. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home MOSER – George Andrew, funeral services at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home, 568 Bennett St., Luzerne. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Luzerne. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today. ROSENCRANCE – Betty, graveside services 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Newton Cemetery, Newton Ransom Blvd. WALSH – Gerald, memorial Mass 1:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Holy Family Parish, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch. YAVORCHAK – Paul, memorial service 11 a.m. today in the Dorranceton United Methodist Church, Wyoming Avenue, Kingston.

nover Township, passed away Friday evening, September 2, 2011, at Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke, where she had been a patient two weeks. She had been ill for the past 61⁄2 years. Born on November 28, 1934, in Lee Park, she was a daughter of the late Raymond King and Georgiana Seacrist King Davis. She resided in Lee Park her entire life and attended the Hanover Township schools, graduating first in her class from the former HanovIn addition to her parents, she er Memorial High School in 1952. Following graduation, she was was preceded in death by her stepfaemployed by Blue Cross, Wilkes- ther, Louis Davis. Surviving her are her husband of Barre, as Head Counter Cashier for four years. She married Kirt C. Walp 56 years, Kirt C. Walp; sons, Gary on March 26, 1955, and in 1957 she Walp and his wife Mary Kay, left that position to become a house- Swoyersville; Wayne Walp and his wife Donna, Whitehall; grandwife and raise her family. She was a member of Firwood daughters, Lauren, Carla and ChelUnited Methodist Church, where sea Walp; sister, Marjorie Ichter, she was active in church functions; a West Chester; brothers, Raymond member for over 50 years of Order King and his wife Barbara, Edwardsof Eastern Star Chapter # 90, ville, Robert King and his wife CharWilkes-Barre, and was a floor officer lene, Duryea; several nieces and nemany years; a member of Irem Tem- phews. Funeral services will be held at ple AAONMS Ladies Auxiliary where she was Past President and 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Davis-Dion the Executive Board; the Irem nelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad Temple Stewards and held offices St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. Anita J. over the years; was Past President of Ambrose, pastor of First Welsh Bapthe Lee Park PTA, and volunteered tist Church, Plymouth, officiating. with the Lee Park Boys League. She Interment will follow in Denisonalso served with the local Election Cemetery, Swoyersville. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to Board in her ward. Marion enjoyed entertaining 9 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. guests and especially during the ho- Order of Eastern Star Chapter #90 lidays when she would bake 1,000 will conduct a memorial service at 7 cookies for visitors who would p.m. Contributions in Marion’s memocome by to see their train display. She was well-known for collecting ry may be made to Firwood United Methodist Church, Old River Road cups, saucers, and lighthouses. Marion and Kirt also liked to va- and Dagobert Street, Wilkes-Barre, cation, having traveled extensively; PA 18702, or to Irem Temple Transthey visited 48 states and took sev- portation for Children, P.O. Box en cruises over the years. 307, Dallas, PA 18612.

Josephine R. Duda September 2, 2011 Josephine R. Duda, 89, resident of the Golden Living Center, Plains Township, formerly of Port Griffith, passed away Friday, September 2, 2011, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township. Born January 7, 1922, in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Benish Secula. She was employed by General Cigar Factory in Kingston for 14 years, before taking over as manager of her family business in Port Griffith. She was a member of Church of the Holy Redeemer, of Corpus Christi Parish, Harding. Josephine enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; sisters, Mary, Margaret, Helen and Anna; brothers, Edward, Joseph, John and Peter. She is survived by her daughter, Dolores Dziedzic and her husband, Michael, of Harding; son, Paul Duda, of Scranton; grandchildren, Roxanne Campenni and her husband, Phil; Michael Dziedzic, Julian Duda, and Jason Duda; goddaughter Ann Marie Senese. Private funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Bednarski Funeral Home, Wyoming.


Glen L. Goss Sr. September 3, 2011 L. Goss Sr. 73, of Cragle Hill G len Road, Shickshinny, passed away

Goss and his wife Diane, Plymouth; daughters, Penny Carl and her husSaturday, September 3, 2011, at band Allen, Stillwater; Michelle D. Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Jenceleski and her husband Jay, He was born in Red Rock, on July Stillwater; Rachel A. Sans and her 7, 1938, a son of the late Harold Ed- husband Jeffery, Metairie, La.; ward Goss Jr. and Gilberta Everetts brothers, Clinton, Lehman, Bud, Goss. Lake Silkworth; sisters, Charlotte Prior to retiring, he was employ- Derhammer, Beaumont; Darlene ed as a truck driver for Friedman’s Coulter, Wilkes-Barre; Mable Express Trucking of Mountain Top Comer, Hunlock Creek; Selma Bowand Naugle’s Sand and Gravel of man, Atlanta, Ga.; Vanessa Shields, Pikes Creek. Plymouth; 11 grandchildren, 18 Glen served as assistant pastor of great-grandchildren; and several the Larksville Mountain Full Gospel nieces and nephews. Church for many years. Funeral services will be held at He was a member of the Sunshine 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Charles L. Full Gospel Church, Shickshinny. Cease Funeral Home, 634 Reyburn Glen was a member of the TeamRd., Shickshinny, with the Rev. Kensters Local 401. neth Boston, retired pastor of the He enjoyed going on fishing trips Sunshine Full Gospel Church, offito Canada. Glen entertained people ciating. Interment will be in Bethel of numerous churches and nursing Hill Cemetery, Fairmount Townhomes with his country gospel pership. Friends may call from 7 to 9 formances. p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by a In lieu of flowers, donations may great-granddaughter, Michaela be made to The Hunlock Creek AmGoss; sister, Renee Deyo; brothers, bulance Association, P.O. Box 35, Harold Jr., Guy and Carl. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Hunlock Creek, PA 18621. Roxy McMichael Goss; sons, Glen L. Goss Jr. and his wife Mary Jane, Hunlock Creek; Joseph E. Goss and his wife Lisa A., Plymouth; John E.

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In Loving Memory

JEAN EMANSKI SAKSA Who Passed Away 13 Years Ago September 5, 1998

Sadly Missed by Daughter Cathy, Son Johnny, Family and Friends








‘Caring’ friends organize benefit

Fundraiser aims to raise money for liver transplant for Erin Loftus Wicht of Dallas. By CAMILLE FIOTI Times Leader Correspondent

WILKES-BARRE -- Dozens of friends and family members gathered at Rodano’s on Sunday to support Erin Loftus Wicht of Dallas, who is battling a rare form of cancer. Wicht, 36, was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, cancer of the bile ducts, at the end of May. Having suffered from Crohn’s, an autoimmune disease, for 13 years, and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, a chronic liver disease caused by inflammation and scarring of the bile ducts of the liver, for nine years, Wicht was used

to feeling sick. But she knew something was different this time. “I started to lose my appetite and I had a strong pain that wouldn’t go away,” said Wicht, pointing to her side. Doctors at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, where Wicht was being treated for her PSC, confirmed the diagnosis with an MRI. “They said I need a liver transplant,” she said. Wicht’s younger brother and only sibling, Matt Loftus, 29, of Dallas, plans to donate part of his liver to his sister. “Other than the initial testing, I’m not sure what the process is,” said Loftus, who is expecting his first child with his wife, Jen, in November. He said he hopes to get more information about the procedure and what’s

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covered by insurances in the near future. The cost of the liver transplant will be roughly $300,000 to $500,000 said Wicht, adding that anti-rejection drugs for the first year will also be extremely expensive. Wicht, who has been unable to work since her diagnosis, said she’s not sure how much her insurance will cover. The “Caring for Erin” fundraiser was organized by Mary Hanczyk and Sean McGrath, friends of Wicht’s, and Loftus’ parents, Mike and Jean Loftus of Lake Silkworth. An array of donated gift baskets were raffled off to help offset the cost of Wicht’s radiation


Donations can be sent to: KNBT Bank 196 North Main Street Shavertown, PA 18708 Make checks payable to Fundraising for Erin Wicht

and chemo treatments at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Monday through Friday while receiving her treatments, Wicht stays at the Hope Lodge, which is free for patients and one family member. Her husband, Roby, 33, and other family members take turns visiting her. Since visitors must be 18 or over, her 7-year-old son Bo stays home. Wicht said although Bo is used to seeing her sick, she hasn’t told him she has cancer. “I told him


Ray Ostroski of Shavertown, left, offers a donation to Sara Pape of Hanover Township and Sean McGrath, Sunday.

that my tummy hurts and that I need a new liver,” she said. Recalling her son’s response after telling him about the transplant, Wicht laughed. “He said, ‘I know what a transplant is. On Sponge Bob, Squidward needed a voice box

transplant’.” Wicht is surprisingly upbeat and positive. “I just always thought, that if something would happen, it’ll happen to me,” she said. “It’s just one more bump in the road.”

Tea party shaping 2012 Republican presidential race Democrats working to portray the tea party and the eventual GOP nominee as extreme.


BERLIN, N.H. — The tea party is forcefully shaping the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination as candidates parrot the movement’s language and promote its agenda while jostling to win its favor. That’s much to the delight of Democrats who are working to paint the tea party and the eventual Republican nominee as extreme. “The tea party isn’t a diversion from mainstream Republican thought. It is within mainstream Republican thought,” Mitt Romney told a New Hampshire newspaper recently, defending the activists he’s done little to woo, until now. The former Massachusetts governor is starting to court them more aggressively as polls suggest he’s being hurt by weak support within the movement, whose members generally favor rivals such as Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. Romney highlighted an outsider image at a Tea Party Ex-

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reach later this year, Casey and Barletta are emblematic of the partisan fiscal impasse that has deadlocked the Capitol this year. But one thing they agree on is that establishing a 21st century Works Progress Administration is not the answer to lowering the country’s unemployment rate. Of course, even while agreeing that a modern-day WPA is not the right prescription for healing the country’s 9 percent-plus unemployment rate, Casey and Barletta argue the point from drastically divergent perspectives. Barletta says that he simply, “can’t trust the federal government to create a new WPA.” A federally run jobs program

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public. “I don’t want to give her a platform that she could go off like she did,” said Yanuzzi, on why he won’t debate her. “This is a nasty person and I just don’t want to give her that.” Cuozzo, 56, sent two letters asking about setting up a format for a series of debates between her, Yanuzzi and Independent candidate John Medashefski. But Yanuzzi wanted to set his own ground rules, demanding that Cuozzo first answer, “Are you unable to work and collecting disability or are you able to work and collecting disability?” She hasn’t responded and won’t. Instead she pointed out that he is a diabetic, has high

group will team with CNN to sponsor a nationally televised GOP debate. Every Republican candidate faring strongly in the polls is set to participate. Some grass-roots activists will cringe. They consider the Tea Party Express uncomfortably close to the GOP establishment. Nonetheless, “it’s a moment of political arrival” for the tea party, says Bruce Cain, a University of California, Berkeley political scientist. Five months before the first voting in the nomination fight, a Gallup survey of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents last week found Perry pulling strong support from voters who identify themselves as tea party supporters, with 35 percent, followed by Romney and Bachmann at 14 percent. DeMint said the tea party is “one of the best things that’s happened to our country and to politics, because there’s a broad cross-section of Americans involved in citizen activism today. And some are called Tea Party; some are not.” Rather than anointing any candidate, DeMint said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that he’s looking to see which one “really catches the attention and inspires the average American, who has gotten involved with politics and the political process.”

press rally Sunday night in Concord. Romney may have run for office multiple times, but he has only won one election. “I haven’t spent my whole life in politics,” he said. “As a matter of fact, of the people running for office, I don’t know that there are many that have less years in politics than me.” Romney’s shift is the latest evidence of the big imprint the tea party is leaving on the race. Such overtures come with risks, given that more Americans are cooling to the tea party’s unyielding tactics and bare-bones vision of the federal government. Rick Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, recently ridiculed a Democratic congresswoman who said the tea party should “go straight to hell.” Americans on the political left “absolutely despise the founding principles of this country,” he said. After Washington’s debt showdown this summer, an Associated Press-GfK poll found that 46 percent of adults had an unfavorable view of the tea party, compared with 36 percent just after last November’s election. It could give President Barack Obama and his Democrats an opening should the Republican nominee be closely aligned with the tea party. Yet even as the public begins to

sour on the movement, Romney and other GOP candidates are shrugging off past tea party disagreements to avoid upsetting activists. That includes Perry, who faced a tea party challenger in his most recent election for governor and who has irked some tea partyers so much that they are openly trying to undercut his candidacy. Instead of fighting back, Perry often praises the tea party. In his book “Fed Up!” Perry wrote, “We are seeing an energetic and important push by the American people — led in part by

the tea party movement — to give the boot to the old-guard Washington establishment who no longer represent us.” There’s a reason for the coziness. Voters who will choose the GOP nominee identify closely with the movement. A recent AP-GfK survey showed that 56 percent of Republicans and GOP-leaning people identified themselves as tea party supporters. Also, Republicans who back the tea party place a higher priority than other Republicans on the budget deficit and taxes, issues at the center of the

nomination contest. Last year, the tea party injected the GOP with a huge dose of enthusiasm, helping it reclaim the House and end one-party rule in Washington. These days, they are firing up the campaign trail in early-voting Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. It’s little wonder, then, why many of the White House aspirants are popping up at rallies by the Tea Party Express, a Sacramento, Calif.-based political committee that’s in the midst of a 30-city bus tour. That tour ends Sept.12 in Tampa, Fla., where the

putting Americans to work on public projects would mean the Obama administration “will squander more taxpayer money like they did with the stimulus bill,” Barletta said via email. “They spent $800 billion and America lost 2 million jobs. They promised us that if they spent $800 billion in taxpayer money, the unemployment rate wouldn’t go over 8 percent. Now, the unemployment rate has been over 9 percent for 25 of the last 27 months.” Barletta said more than a dozen House GOP-approved bills, from a budget drastically cutting spending to measures cutting back federal regulations, would do more to boost job creation than either the stimulus package or a new WPA-like federal program. “The best way to create jobs

and boost the economy is for the Senate Democrats to pass and the president to sign those bills,” Barletta said. Casey rejects the contention that the stimulus package was a failure, saying that it kept the recession from becoming another Great Depression “through tax cuts, direct funding to states and shovel-ready infrastructure projects.” Casey said it isn’t fair to compare the stimulus package with the Depression-era WPA approach. The stimulus package, or Recovery Act as Casey prefers to call it, was designed to prevent a deeper recession, while the WPA centered on “direct government job creation through infrastructure investments. While the Recovery Act prevented another depression, it is clear that we need to do more to create jobs and get

our economy moving again,” Casey said. Casey said via email that job creation should be the federal government’s top priority. But, he added, “While I do believe smart, targeted investments in infrastructure are also needed, I would not support something on the scale of the WPA.” Casey said a vast governmentrun jobs program “doesn’t make sense in the current economic climate. The truth is we confront some very different challenges today in terms of our nation’s fiscal health. We need to be smart about how we incentivize job creation. There are plenty of ways to create jobs without spending irresponsibly,” Casey said. Casey said his job creation proposals would include a small business tax credit for increases in employee wages, a tax credit

for encouraging small businesses to invest in life sciences technology – an area Pennsylvania has been a leader in, Casey says – and cracking down on China’s manipulation of its currency “and other unfair trade practices,” Casey says. Meanwhile, Rep. Tom Marino, R-Lycoming Township, has been talking to constituents during the August recess about a WPAlike program that he would consider supporting, said Renita Fennick, Marino’s spokeswoman. But Marino says it would not cost taxpayers additional money, because it would involve creating public jobs for people collecting welfare or unemployment benefits. “Any WPA-like program that would require the federal government to allocate any additional funds is not possible because the money just isn’t there,” Fennick said. President Barack Obama is un-

veiling his own jobs plan this week in a speech to Congress. But don’t expect him to propose another WPA-like initiative. One of Obama’s ideas is to direct several federal departments and agencies, including the transportation and agriculture departments, to each select up to three “high impact, job-creating infrastructure projects that can be expedited through outstanding review and permitting processes,” according to the White House. “That’s what we’re going to need to do in the short term -keep people on the job, keep vital projects moving forward, fund projects that are already under way in a smarter way,” Obama said last week during a Rose Garden appearance urging Congress to pass legislation extending the federal surface transportation program and the operating authority of the Federal Aviation Administration.


high demand. Entertainment is provided throughout the Square, from acts like Frankie & The Calamari Singers and Dancers, The Ballet Theatre of Scranton and jugglers and magicians. Though La Festa Italiana is built around Italian heritage, it’s a non-profit whose generosity knows no bounds, cultural or otherwise. The proceeds go to about 20 different causes, from scholarships to the American Red Cross. “Sure, the food is good, but it’s the spirit of the thing,” Hitch said. “This culture is an incredible one and it’s great to see people coming together to celebrate it, even if they aren’t Italian themselves.” La Festa Italiana will be open today from noon to 11 p.m.

blood pressure and that she came across a statistic that the life expectancy of a man was 74.8 years and Yanuzzi is getting close to that age. “Being mayor is mental,” said Cuozzo. “The job is using your mind and mine is fine.” Besides, she added, she does not hide her use of a wheelchair and cane at times because of arthritis and injuries suffered in car accidents. The two shared the same political party years ago and considered themselves friends. Yanuzzi followed a path into politics, twice getting elected to council and was appointed to assume the duties of mayor when Lou Barletta resigned to take office as a U.S. representative in January. Cuozzo took on the role of watchdog and has been attending council meetings since 1988. She switched to Democrat


Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a Tea Party Express rally, Sunday in Concord, N.H.

a few years ago and decided to run for mayor, saying someone has to step forward to save the city. “I am very aggressive. I will do what needs to be done,” she said. Yanuzzi, on the other hand, launched a personal attack out of desperation due to his lack of ideas and plan to turn around the city, she added. “Joe is not a leader,” said Cuozzo. “You need someone strong. Joe is a caretaker.” The two candidates listed similar issues facing the city – crime, finances and community development. However, they gave different ways on addressing them, especially the city’s $5.6 million debt. “We’re taking out a loan” to borrow $3 million of the debt, he said. But Cuozzo argued the city should have used a Tax Anticipa-

tion Note that would have already paid the $3 million, rather than borrow the money and pay it back over 15 years with interest. She filed challenges with the state’s Department of Community and Economic Development over the city’s borrowing and Yanuzzi said her complaints cost taxpayers $31,000 in legal fees. Cuozzo offered no apologies for her challenges, saying she would do it again. As for the legal costs, she said she asked city officials about them Friday and was told, “They do not have the bill from the attorney yet.” The only apology she offered was to Yanuzzi on WYLN-TV, for calling him “dumber than dumb,” she said. Jerry Lynott, a Times Leader staff writer, can be contacted at 570 829-7237.

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all the wonderful smells and the sounds of people enjoying themselves, it’s almost like you’re in a whole other place,” Jim Hitch, 56, said. Although the atmosphere is certainly enjoyable, for some it’s as simple as a long-awaited meal. “Chicketta from Sabatelle’s,” Tammy Gardner, 38, said as she held up her sandwich of choice, made by the market in Pittston. “I look forward to this; it’s delicious.” Food is the star of the show here. Tripe, cannoli, gnocchi, pasta fagioli, and all kinds of pasta with all types of sauce are in








Yankees earn split; face one more game


Painful win for Nadal

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Above, Rafael Nadal reacts to defeating David Nalbandian at U.S. Open in New York on Sunday. At top, Nadal tries to deal with pain caused by a leg cramp during his post-match press conference.

Spaniard blames collapse on leg cramp

NEW YORK — Rafael Nadal rolled his head back, squeezed his eyes shut, covered his contorted face with his left arm and leaned awkwardly in the leather chair used by players during U.S. Open news conferences. Frozen by the leg cramps that simultaneously hit his right hamstring and thigh about two hours after he’d won his thirdround match, Nadal stopped taking reporters’ questions and paused between deep breaths to plead in Spanish, “Can you call a trainer for me, please?” Then slowly — and scarily to those

watching, because it was unclear at that moment to anyone but Nadal himself exactly what was wrong — the defending champion slithered out of the chair and went down to the ground, hidden from view by a table. Within minutes, Nadal was sitting up, and then standing, after being given bags of ice to soothe his painful leg and bottles of water and Gatorade to drink. Even if it all amounted to nothing serious from a medical standpoint — as Nadal and his manager would later insist, chuckling — it was a bizarre scene, one at least as memorable as anything that took place on court Sunday at the year’s last

Grand Slam tournament. “It’s bad luck it happened here,” Nadal said, “and not in the locker room.” His point was that tennis players often deal with cramps, particularly after competing in the sort of conditions Nadal did while beating 2002 Wimbledon runnerup David Nalbandian 7-6 (5), 6-1, 7-5 on a muggy afternoon with the temperature in the 80s. “It’s just something that happens. It’s just unfortunate it happened in front of you all,” 2003 U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick told reporters after a straight-set See OPEN, Page 4B

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Sloppy loss has Kelly mulling change at QB

Despite kickoff return TD, special teams a problem

Chaz Powell returns the opening kickoff for a touchdown Saturday. Joe Paterno had joked with Powell before the game about returning the opening kick for a TD.



Joe Paterno can’t remember ever starting a season off by returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown. But he certainly remembers egging on Chaz Powell before the senior did just that on Saturday. “I was with Powell before the game, because you know against Youngstown (State) last year he returned a second-half kickoff for a touchdown. So I was teasing him a little bit,” Paterno said. “I said, ‘If we win the See KICKING, Page 4B

By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer


Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly questions a call during his team’s loss to South Florida Saturday.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Here are two things Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly never expected to be doing on the first Sunday of the new season. Discussing his team’s sloppy play in a stunning opening-season loss at home to South Florida and trying to decide again who will be his starting quarterback. Struggling Dayne Crist got benched after a two-hour, 10minute halftime that extended by severe weather and Tommy Rees relieved and played well in

Boise State set to crash BCS again

the second half of a 23-20 loss that featured five turnovers and eight penalties. Kelly and his coaching staff were sorting through tape Sunday, trying to figure out if it’s time to make a permanent QB switch after one week. “We’ll meet here about 4,

By JOSH HORTON For The Times Leader

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer


IN THE HEART of SEC country, on the field where the best conference in the land decides its champion, Boise State did it again. With precision and power, with patience and poise, with the same consistent effort that has pushed them up the national rankings and into the national discussion, the Broncos went across the country and beat a ranked team from a major conference, this time toppling tradition-rich Georgia of the mighty SEC in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. They did it again. And now they get to try to do it again — another undefeated regular season, another BCS bowl berth and, the final frontier, a spot in the BCS Na“I love tional Champlaying pionship Game. early in Ranked fifth the season and with their biggest chalin games lenge seeminglike this. It ly behind sets the them, the Broncos are tone for poised for the rest of another run. Certainly the the seathousands of son. It’s a Bronco fans who trekked taste of across the what a big country are ready for anbowl game other run at it. can be like “I love playing early in the with this season in type of games like this. It sets the tone atmofor the rest of sphere.” the season. It’s Byron Hout a taste of what Boise State a big bowl linebacker game can be like with this type of atmosphere,” linebacker Byron Hout said. “If you can do the right thing you can find yourself in another event like this at the end of the season.” Buckle up. This could get fun. At least it will be a lot more fun for Boise State than the last few months have been. The offseason’s string of distractions, a run that continued until Boise State boarded its plane for Georgia, didn’t dent the Broncos’ preparation or fracture their confidence. Since the Las Vegas Bowl victory, the Broncos have lost offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin to Texas, been involved in an NCAA rules violation case that has already resulted in the loss of scholarships and practice days, changed conferences, seen long-time Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier get fired and were without three prominent Dutch-born players (receiver Geraldo Boldewijn, safety Cedric Febis and defensive tackle Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe) for the opener due to eligibility concerns. None of it rattled the Broncos. Neither did the Bulldogs’ SEC speed or size, a way of pointing out Georgia’s superior talent and obscuring the Broncos’ superior coaching, consistency and execution. The Broncos were without their top two fullbacks. And yet the offense didn’t skip a beat. A partisan crowd in a so-called neutral-site game. And the Broncos never flinched. Instead, they did what they (almost) always do under Chris Petersen and Kellen Moore. They won. The final score (3521) and the final yards (390-370) don’t tell the story of how in control the Broncos were, particularly when Moore was on the field. He carved up the Ge-

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre salvages second game of doubleheader 2-0 victory.

MOOSIC – There was nothing riding on Sunday night’s doubleheader between the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Yankees and Buffalo Bisons. The first game was not so kind to the Yankees, as they fell to the Bisons 5-1. However, the second game was much better as Yankees won 2-0, behind a tremendous performBISONS ance from David Phelps. “His curveball was really sharp YANKEES and he spotted the ball well,” Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre manager Dave Miley said. The offense was quiet in both games, but Scranton/Wilkes-Barre did just enough to win in the nightcap. Jorge Vazquez roped a one-out single in the bottom of the fourth inning. He scored in the very next at bat on a triple to right center by Greg Golson. “It was real wet out there and I think the outfielder thought it wasn’t hit as hard as it was,” Golson said. “The ball skipped and bounced to the wall and I was thinking inside the parker.” Luis Nunez gave the Yankees there second run, by crushing a sacrifice fly ball to right field, scoring Golson easily from second. The 2-0 lead stood up when rain halted the game in the bottom of the sixth inning. Phelps was terrific in six innings on the mound for the Yankees. The right-hander allowed just two hits. He struck out seven and walked just one. Jack Egbert pitched well in a losing effort for Buffalo. He went four innings and allowed just two runs on four hits. He struck out three and walked one in the contest. In the first game, Buffalo jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the third and never looked back. The two runs came on a wild pitch by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre starter Dellin Betances. They added two more runs making it 4-0 in the top of the fifth when Mike Baxler roped a twoRBI single to right field. Golson brought the Yankees to


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North Division W L Pct. GB Pawtucket (Red Sox) .............. 80 61 .567 — Lehigh Valley (Phillies) ........... 79 64 .552 2 Yankees ................................... 72 69 .510 8 Syracuse (Nationals)............... 66 73 .475 13 Buffalo (Mets)........................... 61 80 .433 19 Rochester (Twins) ................... 53 90 .371 28 South Division W L Pct. GB z-Durham (Rays) .................... 80 61 .567 — Gwinnett (Braves) .................. 78 65 .545 3 Charlotte (White Sox)............ 69 74 .483 12 Norfolk (Orioles)..................... 55 87 .387 251⁄2 West Division W L Pct. GB z-Columbus (Indians).............. 88 55 .615 — Indianapolis (Pirates)............... 76 67 .531 12 Louisville (Reds) ...................... 72 71 .503 16 Toledo (Tigers) ........................ 66 77 .462 22 z-clinched playoff spot Saturday's Games Pawtucket 12, Yankees 7 Indianapolis 8, Louisville 7 Lehigh Valley 3, Buffalo 0 Columbus 7, Toledo 6 Rochester 6, Syracuse 3 Norfolk 7, Durham 6, 10 innings Charlotte 3, Gwinnett 2, comp. of susp. game Gwinnett 5, Charlotte 3, 7 innings Sunday's Games Buffalo 5, Yankees 1, 1st game Gwinnett 6, Charlotte 5 Toledo 6, Columbus 2 Pawtucket 4, Rochester 3 Indianapolis 5, Louisville 3 Durham 3, Norfolk 2 Lehigh Valley 7, Syracuse 4 Yankees 2, Buffalo 0, 6 innings Today's Games Durham at Norfolk, 12:15 p.m. Columbus at Toledo, 1 p.m. Rochester at Pawtucket, 1:05 p.m. Buffalo at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 1:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Louisville, 1:05 p.m. Lehigh Valley at Syracuse, 2 p.m. Charlotte at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday's Games No games scheduled

H.S. FIELD HOCKEY Honesdale at Hazleton Area Wyoming Seminary at Lackawanna Trail Wallenpaupack at Coughlin Abington Heights at Meyers Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Valley West Wyoming Area at Nanticoke Lake-Lehman at Dallas Crestwood at Delaware Valley H.S. GOLF Pittston Area at Meyers Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Area GAR at Coughlin Hanover Area at Tunkhannock Crestwood at Dallas Hazleton Area at Lake-Lehman MMI Prep at Wyoming Valley West Nanticoke at Wyoming Seminary H.S. BOYS SOCCER Holy Redeemer at Tunkhannock Lake-Lehman at Pittston Area Meyers at Wyoming Seminary Crestwood at Coughlin Wyoming Valley West at Hazleton Area H.S. GIRLS TENNIS Dallas at Hazleton Area GAR at Hanover Area Wyoming Area at Berwick Wyoming Seminary at Tunkhannock Wyoming Valley West at Pittston Area Coughlin at MMI Prep Crestwood at Holy Redeemer H.S. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL (4:15 p.m. unless noted) MMI at GAR Wyoming Area at Meyers Nanticoke at Hanover Area MEN'S SOCCER Wilkes at Baptist Bible, 4 p.m. WOMEN'S SOCCER Penn State-Berks at King's, 7 p.m. WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL King's at Rosemont, 7 p.m. Misericordia at Philadelphia Bible, 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7 H.S. CROSS COUNTRY Berwick, Wyoming Valley West at Northwest Dallas, MMI Prep at Crestwood GAR, Wyoming Area at Pittston Area Hanover Area, Hazleton Area at Nanticoke Holy Redeemer, Wyoming Seminary at Coughlin Lake-Lehman, Meyers at Tunkhannock H.S. FIELD HOCKEY Pittston Area at Montrose Berwick at Tunkhannock Northwest at Hanover Area GAR at Elk Lake H.S. GOLF Pittston Area at GAR Wyoming Area at Hanover Area Tunkhannock at Holy Redeemer Meyers at Coughlin Wyoming Valley West at Nanticoke Lake-Lehman at MMI Prep Dallas at Hazleton Area Wyoming Seminary at Berwick H.S. BOYS SOCCER Nanticoke at Wyoming Area MMI Prep at Hanover Area Berwick at GAR H.S. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL (4:15 p.m. unless noted) Delaware Valley at North Pocono Wyoming Valley West at Coughlin Holy Redeemer at Dallas Crestwood at Tunkhannock Pittston Area at Berwick COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY King's at Marywood, 4 p.m. MEN'S SOCCER Misericordia at Gettysburg, 7 p.m. WOMEN'S SOCCER Scranton at Wilkes, 4 p.m. Lebanon Valley at Misericordia, 7 p.m. WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL Wilkes at Cabrini, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 8 H.S. FIELD HOCKEY Hazleton Area at Wyoming Seminary Lackawanna Trail at Honesdale Coughlin at Abington Heights Meyers at Wallenpaupack Wyoming Valley West at Wyoming Area Nanticoke at Holy Redeemer Dallas at Crestwood Delaware Valley at Lake-Lehman H.S. BOYS SOCCER Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Seminary Meyers at Tunkhannock Pittston Area at Holy Redeemer Hazleton Area at Crestwood Coughlin at Dallas H.S. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL(4:15 p.m. unless noted) Meyers at GAR Hanover Area at Lake-Lehman Nanticoke at Wyoming Area COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY Misericordia at Scranton, 7 p.m. MEN'S SOCCER Baptist Bible at King's, 7 p.m. WOMEN'S SOCCER King's at Baptist Bible, 4 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 H.S. FIELD HOCKEY Elk Lake at Hanover Area GAR at Northwest Berwick at Pittston Area Tunkhannock at Montrose H.S. FOOTBALL (7 p.m.) Abington Heights at Wyoming Valley West Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech at Nanticoke Coughlin at Tunkhannock Crestwood at Pocono Mountain West Hanover Area at Western Wayne Meyers at Dunmore Lackawanna Trail at Lake-Lehman North Pocono at Berwick Northwest at Montrose Old Forge at GAR Scranton at Pittston Area Williamsport at Hazleton Area Wyoming Area at West Scranton H.S. GOLF Hanover Area at GAR Meyers at Holy Redeemer Berwick at Lake-Lehman Wyoming Valley West at Crestwood Hazleton Area at Wyoming Seminary Nanticoke at Dallas Coughlin at Pittston Area Wyoming Area at Tunkhannock H.S. BOYS SOCCER Nanticoke at Hanover Area Wyoming Area at GAR Berwick at MMI Prep Dallas at Crestwood H.S. GIRLS TENNIS Hazleton Area at Wyoming Area Holy Redeemer at Tunkhannock MMI Prep at Pittston Area Berwick at Crestwood Dallas at Coughlin GAR at Wyoming Valley West Hanover Area at Wyoming Seminary WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL King's at Muhlenberg Tournament

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10 H.S. FOOTBALL (7 p.m.) Holy Redeemer at Susquehanna, 1 p.m. Scranton Prep at Dallas, 1 p.m. H.S. BOYS SOCCER Coughlin at Wyoming Valley West COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY Misericordia at Lebanon Valley, 10:15 a.m. Wilkes at New Paltz Invitational COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY Wilkes at Salisbury Invitational COLLEGE FOOTBALL Wilkes at Waynesburg, noon King's at Bethany, 1 p.m. MEN'S SOCCER Misericordia at Immaculata, 1 p.m. Wilkes at Alvernia Tournament WOMEN'S SOCCER Wilkes at Moravian, 12:30 p.m. Susquehanna at Misericordia, 1 p.m. MEN'S TENNIS Moravian at King's, 11 a.m. WOMEN'S TENNIS Moravian at King's, 11 a.m. East Stroudsburg, Stevens Tech at Wilkes WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL Arcadia, Marywood at Misericordia King's at Muhlenberg Tournament

Sunday Sept. 11 COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY Wilkes at Salisbury Invitational MEN'S SOCCER SUNY-Old Westbury at King's, 3:30 p.m. Wilkes at Alvernia Tournament

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.539 — .518 3 .511 4 .479 81⁄2 1 .464 10 ⁄2 .418 17 Pct. GB .560 — .536 31⁄2 .529 41⁄2 .518 6 .475 12 .453 15

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McNamara Division W L Pct. GB z-Staten Island (Yankees)....... 45 28 .616 — 1 z-Brooklyn (Mets) .................... 45 29 .608 ⁄2 Hudson Valley (Rays) ............. 37 39 .487 91⁄2 Aberdeen (Orioles).................. 24 51 .320 22 Pinckney Division W L Pct. GB z-Auburn (Nationals) ............... 45 30 .600 — Williamsport (Phillies) ............. 43 33 .566 21⁄2 Mahoning Valley (Indians)...... 41 34 .547 4 Batavia (Cardinals) .................. 37 38 .493 8 Jamestown (Marlins)............... 35 40 .467 10 State College (Pirates) ............ 31 44 .413 14 Stedler Division W L Pct. GB Connecticut (Tigers) ............... 39 35 .527 — Vermont (Athletics) ................. 39 35 .527 — Tri-City (Astros) ....................... 33 42 .440 61⁄2 Lowell (Red Sox) ..................... 29 45 .392 10 z-clinched playoff spot Saturday's Games Vermont 13, Tri-City 0 Brooklyn 11, Staten Island 4 Aberdeen 1, Hudson Valley 0 Mahoning Valley 6, Jamestown 2 Connecticut 4, Lowell 1 Auburn 2, Batavia 1 State College 7, Williamsport 2 Sunday's Games Batavia 4, Auburn 2 Lowell 6, Connecticut 5, 16 innings Mahoning Valley 8, Jamestown 5 Vermont 11, Tri-City 7 Williamsport 5, State College 2, 8 innings Brooklyn 7, Staten Island 4 Hudson Valley 3, Aberdeen 2 Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games No games scheduled

F O O T B A L L National Football League Preseason Glance Final Glance AMERICAN CONFERENCE East ............................................. W L T Pct Miami .................................. 3 1 0 .750 New England ..................... 2 2 0 .500 N.Y. Jets............................. 2 2 0 .500 Buffalo ................................ 1 3 0 .250 South ............................................. W L T Pct Houston.............................. 3 1 0 .750 Tennessee ......................... 3 1 0 .750 Indianapolis........................ 1 3 0 .250 Jacksonville ....................... 1 3 0 .250 North ............................................. W L T Pct Baltimore ............................ 3 1 0 .750 Pittsburgh........................... 3 1 0 .750 Cincinnati............................ 1 3 0 .250 Cleveland ........................... 1 3 0 .250 West ............................................. W L T Pct Denver................................ 2 2 0 .500 San Diego .......................... 2 2 0 .500 Kansas City........................ 0 4 0 .000 Oakland .............................. 0 4 0 .000 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East ............................................. W L T Pct Philadelphia ....................... 3 1 0 .750 Washington........................ 3 1 0 .750 Dallas.................................. 2 2 0 .500 N.Y. Giants......................... 2 2 0 .500 South ............................................. W L T Pct New Orleans ...................... 2 2 0 .500 Tampa Bay ......................... 2 2 0 .500 Carolina.............................. 1 3 0 .250 Atlanta................................. 0 4 0 .000 North ............................................ W L T Pct Detroit................................. 4 0 01.000 Green Bay .......................... 3 1 0 .750 Chicago.............................. 2 2 0 .500 Minnesota .......................... 2 2 0 .500 West ............................................ W L T Pct St. Louis ............................. 4 0 01.000 Arizona ............................... 2 2 0 .500 San Francisco.................... 2 2 0 .500 Seattle ................................ 2 2 0 .500 Thursday's Games Detroit 16, Buffalo 6 Indianapolis 17, Cincinnati 13 Baltimore 21, Atlanta 7 N.Y. Giants 18, New England 17 Miami 17, Dallas 3 Washington 29, Tampa Bay 24 St. Louis 24, Jacksonville 17 Philadelphia 24, N.Y. Jets 14 Chicago 24, Cleveland 14 Green Bay 20, Kansas City 19 Minnesota 28, Houston 0 Tennessee 32, New Orleans 9 Pittsburgh 33, Carolina 17 Arizona 26, Denver 7 San Francisco 20, San Diego 17 Friday's Game Seattle 20, Oakland 3 End of Preseason







International League

Eastern Division W L z-New Hampshire (Blue Jays)......................................... 76 65 Reading (Phillies)................... 73 68 New Britain (Twins) ............... 72 69 Trenton (Yankees) ................. 67 73 Binghamton (Mets) ................ 65 75 Portland (Red Sox) ................ 59 82 Western Division W L z-Harrisburg (Nationals) ......... 79 62 Richmond (Giants) .................. 75 65 Bowie (Orioles) ........................ 74 66 Akron (Indians)......................... 73 68 Erie (Tigers) ............................. 67 74 Altoona (Pirates) ...................... 63 76 z-clinched playoff spot Saturday's Games New Britain 10, Trenton 9, 1st game New Hampshire 11, Portland 0 Erie 4, Bowie 1 Richmond 6, Altoona 3, 14 innings Akron 6, Harrisburg 2 Reading 6, Binghamton 5 Trenton 6, New Britain 5, 2nd game Sunday's Games New Hampshire 7, Portland 0 New Britain 12, Trenton 9 Akron 6, Harrisburg 4 Bowie 10, Erie 2 Richmond at Altoona, late Reading 5, Binghamton 4 Today's Games Richmond at Altoona, 12 p.m. New Hampshire at Portland, 1 p.m. Reading at Binghamton, 1:05 p.m. Trenton at New Britain, 1:35 p.m. Akron at Harrisburg, 2 p.m. Erie at Bowie, 2:05 p.m. Tuesday's Games No games scheduled


PF PA 78 53 105 78 74 54 54 82 PF PA 77 65 76 42 51 86 76 119 PF PA 92 64 98 63 47 91 83 95 PF PA 77 80 88 82 42 90 44 101 PF PA 75 58 92 68 57 77 72 67 PF PA 87 82 80 73 60 87 59 98 PF PA 114 47 89 87 60 72 68 44 PF PA 88 53 101 87 47 74 71 63

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U.S. Open

At TPC Boston Norton, Mass. Purse: $8 million Yardage: 7,214; Par 71 Third Round Bubba Watson ...................................68-64-70—202 Jason Day ..........................................67-69-67—203 Brendan Steele .................................69-67-67—203 Chez Reavie ......................................67-68-68—203 Jerry Kelly ..........................................66-69-68—203 Adam Scott ........................................69-63-71—203 Jim Furyk ...........................................69-69-66—204 Gary Woodland .................................69-69-66—204 Webb Simpson..................................69-68-67—204 Luke Donald ......................................66-70-68—204 Charl Schwartzel...............................66-66-72—204 Robert Karlsson ................................74-67-64—205 Geoff Ogilvy.......................................69-70-66—205 Blake Adams .....................................70-67-68—205 Ryan Moore .......................................68-68-69—205 Nick Watney.......................................67-67-71—205 Rickie Fowler.....................................68-67-70—205 Brandt Snedeker ...............................69-64-72—205 Phil Mickelson ...................................70-73-63—206 Sean O’Hair .......................................70-70-66—206 Dustin Johnson .................................68-71-67—206 John Senden .....................................70-69-67—206 Zach Johnson....................................68-69-69—206 Ernie Els.............................................70-65-71—206 Bo Van Pelt ........................................73-68-66—207 Kyle Stanley.......................................68-71-68—207 Steve Marino .....................................67-72-68—207 Chad Campbell .................................71-67-69—207 Lucas Glover .....................................69-69-69—207 Camilo Villegas .................................73-70-65—208 Charley Hoffman ...............................70-73-65—208 David Toms .......................................69-72-67—208 Chris Stroud.......................................72-68-68—208 Hunter Mahan....................................68-71-69—208 Andres Romero.................................71-68-69—208 Greg Chalmers..................................72-65-71—208 Y.E. Yang ...........................................66-71-71—208 Brian Davis.........................................70-66-72—208 Marc Leishman..................................71-72-66—209 Mark Wilson.......................................70-70-69—209 Bill Lunde ...........................................68-71-70—209 Graeme McDowell ............................71-68-70—209 Carl Pettersson .................................69-70-70—209 George McNeill .................................67-72-70—209 William McGirt ...................................69-69-71—209 Johnson Wagner...............................69-69-71—209 Matt Kuchar........................................69-69-71—209 Chris Kirk ...........................................71-66-72—209 Jason Dufner .....................................68-67-74—209 Spencer Levin ...................................72-71-67—210 Jhonattan Vegas ...............................71-72-67—210 John Rollins .......................................68-73-69—210 Fredrik Jacobson ..............................74-66-70—210 Sergio Garcia ....................................71-65-74—210 Steve Stricker ....................................69-73-69—211 Charles Howell III..............................72-70-69—211 Robert Allenby ..................................70-72-69—211 J.J. Henry...........................................72-68-71—211 Scott Stallings ...................................72-65-74—211 Ryan Palmer ......................................70-73-69—212 Davis Love III.....................................71-72-69—212 Ryuji Imada........................................73-69-70—212 Padraig Harrington ...........................69-73-70—212 Ricky Barnes......................................72-69-71—212 Ben Crane ..........................................70-71-71—212 Justin Rose ........................................70-70-72—212 Bill Haas .............................................70-70-72—212 Jonathan Byrd....................................67-71-74—212 Jimmy Walker....................................71-72-70—213 Brandt Jobe .......................................71-72-70—213 Troy Matteson....................................65-71-77—213 Rory Sabbatini ...................................67-75-72—214 Robert Garrigus ................................72-69-73—214 Martin Laird........................................71-72-72—215 Aaron Baddeley.................................72-69-75—216 Jeff Overton .......................................70-71-76—217 Pat Perez............................................74-69-75—218 Scott Piercy .......................................68-73-77—218

At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center New York Purse: $23.7 million Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Third Round Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, def. David Nalbandian, Argentina, 7-6 (5), 6-1, 7-5. Gilles Muller, Luxembourg, def. Igor Kunitsyn, Russia, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. David Ferrer (5), Spain, def. Florian Mayer (26), Germany, 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (2). Andy Roddick (21), United States, def. Julien Benneteau, France, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (5). Donald Young, United States, def. Juan Ignacio Chela (24), Argentina, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3. Gilles Simon (12), France, def. Juan Martin del Potro (18), Argentina, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (3). John Isner (28), United States, def. Alex Bogomolov Jr., United States, 7-6 (9), 6-4, 6-4. Andy Murray (4), Britain, def. Feliciano Lopez (25), Spain, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2. Women Fourth Round Angelique Kerber, Germany, def. Monica Niculescu, Romania, 6-4, 6-3. Flavia Pennetta (26), Italy, def. Peng Shuai (13), China, 6-4, 7-6 (6). Doubles Men Third Round Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini, Italy, def. Mark Knowles, Bahamas, and Xavier Malisse (15), Belgium, 7-5, 6-4. Robert Lindstedt, Sweden, and Horia Tecau (7), Romania, def. Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace, Italy, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3). Rohan Bopanna, India, and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (5), Pakistan, def. Paul Hanley, Australia, and Dick Norman, Belgium, 6-2, 6-3. Women Third Round Iveta Benesova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (9), Czech Republic, def. Sania Mirza, India, and Elena Vesnina (6), Russia, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5). Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka (8), Czech Republic, def. Andreja Klepac, Slovenia, and Anna Tatishvili, Georgia, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond (4), United States, def. Jarmila Gajdosova, Australia, and Bethanie Mattek-Sands (16), United States, 6-2, 7-6 (5). Mixed Second Round Gisela Dulko and Eduardo Schwank (8), Argentina, def. Nuria Llagostera Vives, Spain, and Oliver Marach, Austria, 6-4, 6-3. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Czech Republic, and Philipp Petzschner, Germany, def. Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia, and Mark Knowles, Bahamas, 6-4, 6-3. Junior Singles Boys First Round Karim Hossam, Egypt, def. Ronnie Schneider, United States, 6-1, 6-4. Hugo Dellien (4), Bolivia, def. Dennis Novikov, United States, 7-5, 6-4. Kyle Edmund, Britain, def. Joris De Loore, Belgium, 6-1, 5-7, 6-1. Frederico Ferreira Silva, Portugal, def. Jeson Patrombon (16), Philippines, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6). Mate Delic, Croatia, def. Gage Brymer, United States, 6-3, 6-2. Bjorn Fratangelo (3), United States, def. Benjamin Ugarte, Chile, 6-1, 6-3. Alexios Halebian, United States, def. Thiago Moura Monteiro (5), Brazil, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-5. Nikoa Milojevic, Serbia, def. Shane Vinsant, United States, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. Matias Sborowitz (15), Chile, def. Marco Aurei Nunez, Mexico, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6). Bruno Sant’anna, Brazil, def. Kimmer Coppejans, Belgium, 6-4, 6-4. Yoshihito Nishioka, Japan, def. Luca Corinteli, United States, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Robin Kern, Germany, def. Wayne Montgomery, South Africa, 6-1, 6-4. Joao Pedro Sorgi (14), Brazil, def. Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, United States, 6-2, 7-6 (3). Pedja Krstin, Serbia, def. Patrick Ofner (12), Austria, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Connor Farren, United States, def. Diego Hidalgo, Ecuador, 6-4, 6-4. Adam Pavlasek, Czech Republic, def. Luke Saville (2), Australia, 6-4, 7-5. Girls First Round Taylor Townsend, United States, def. Jesika Maleckova (15), Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-4. Samantha Crawford, United States, def. Viktoria Malova, Slovakia, 6-3, 6-3. Marie Elise Casares, Ecuador, def. Anne-Liz Jeukeng-Nkamgouo, United States, 7-6 (10), 6-3. Jessica Pegula (14), United States, def. Petra Rohanova, Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-1. Victoria Bosio (11), Argentina, def. Nao Hibino, Japan, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (5). Anett Kontaveit (13), Estonia, def. Alexandra Kiick, United States, 6-1, 1-6, 6-2. Donna Vekic, Croatia, def. Christina Makarova, United States, 6-1, 6-2. Gabrielle Andrews, United States, def. Anna Danilina, Kazakhstan, 6-3, 6-4. Stephanie Nauta, United States, def. Demi Schuurs, Netherlands, 6-2, 6-2. Caroline Garcia (1), France, def. Lee So-ra, South Korea, 6-3, 6-2. Barbara Haas, Austria, def. Peggy Porter, United States, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (1). Hayley Carter, United States, def. Montserrat Gonzalez (7), Paraguay, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Daria Gavrilova (5), Russia, def. Ayaka Okuno, Japan, 6-1, 6-2. Krista Hardebeck, United States, def. Natalija Kostic (8), Serbia, 6-1, 6-1. Kyle S. McPhillips, United States, def. Elena-Teodora Cadar, Romania, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7). Annika Beck (10), Germany, def. Klara Fabikova, Czech Republic, 6-2, 6-2.

European Masters

At Severiano Ballesteros Course Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland Purse: $2.88 million Yardage: 6,889; Par: 71 Final Thomas Bjorn, Denmark............68-68-66-62—264 Martin Kaymer, Germany ...........65-70-68-65—268 Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland ..65-69-67-68—269 Jamie Donaldson, Wales ...........68-66-65-70—269 Jaco van Zyl, South Africa .........67-68-70-64—269 Lee Westwood, England ............67-69-64-70—270 Fredrik Andersson Hed, Sweden ........................................70-70-66-64—270 David Lynn, England ..................68-68-69-65—270 Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain....70-68-67-66—271 Alexander Noren, Sweden.........69-67-68-67—271 Alejandro Canizares, Spain .......66-70-71-64—271 Keith Horne, South Africa ..........71-67-65-69—272 Edoardo Molinari, Italy ...............69-68-68-67—272 Marcel Siem, Germany ..............72-67-68-65—272 Joost Luiten, Netherlands ..........70-68-69-66—273 Simon Dyson, England...............66-68-74-66—274 Peter Lawrie, Ireland...................70-66-69-69—274 Matteo Manassero, Italy .............70-66-71-68—275 Francesco Molinari, Italy ............70-69-67-69—275 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Spain.............................................70-68-66-71—275 Mohd Siddikur, Bangladesh.......69-70-69-67—275 Damian Ulrich, Switzerland........69-67-67-72—275 Soren Hansen, Denmark ...........71-66-66-72—275 Stephen Gallacher, Scotland ....70-66-67-72—275 Also Darren Clarke, Northern Ireland67-71-69-72—279 Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa 70-70-72-67—279 Nick Dougherty, England ...........63-72-72-73—280


Mylan Classic At Southpointe Golf Club Canpnsburg, Pa. Purse: $600,000 Yardage: 6,951;Par 71 Final Gary Christian, $108,000 ...........68-63-69-67—267 John Mallinger, $64,800 ............70-63-67-68—268 Craig Bowden, $34,800 .............67-68-68-66—269 Scott Brown, $34,800 .................68-64-70-67—269 J.J. Killeen, $21,900 ...................70-66-71-63—270 Billy Hurley III, $21,900 ..............67-65-69-69—270 Kevin Kisner, $21,900 ................67-62-71-70—270 Danny Lee, $17,400 ...................73-66-71-62—272 Tim Wilkinson, $17,400..............70-68-68-66—272 Andrew Svoboda, $17,400 ........68-65-69-70—272 Steve Dartnall, $14,400 .............71-66-69-67—273 Richard H. Lee, $14,400 ............69-69-68-67—273 Alistair Presnell, $10,920 ...........69-67-73-65—274 Dicky Pride, $10,920 ..................70-66-70-68—274 Jason Schultz, $10,920..............71-69-66-68—274 Tyrone Van Aswegen, $10,920.70-66-67-71—274 Dawie van der Walt, $10,920.....70-69-65-70—274 Roberto Castro, $8,100 .............69-68-72-66—275 Jim Carter, $8,100 ......................70-69-66-70—275 David Lutterus, $8,100 ...............68-70-66-71—275 Chris Epperson, $8,100 .............66-71-67-71—275 Mark Hensby, $5,640 .................68-72-68-68—276 Michael Letzig, $5,640 ...............68-71-68-69—276 Aaron Watkins, $5,640 ...............68-69-69-70—276 Kyle Reifers, $5,640 ...................70-67-69-70—276 Charles Warren, $5,640.............74-63-73-66—276 Josh Broadaway, $5,640............64-68-72-72—276 Will MacKenzie, $4,230 .............70-69-68-70—277 Ted Oh, $4,230 ...........................70-68-68-71—277 Seong Ho Lee, $4,230 ...............72-68-71-66—277 Miguel Angel Carballo, $4,230..71-63-70-73—277 Rahil Gangjee, $3,300................71-67-70-70—278 Brett Waldman, $3,300 ..............70-69-70-69—278 Rocco Mediate, $3,300 ..............73-66-70-69—278 David Robinson, $3,300 ............71-68-68-71—278 Terry Pilkadaris, $3,300 .............70-66-70-72—278 Travis Hampshire, $3,300..........69-67-69-73—278 Scott Sterling, $3,300 .................70-69-67-72—278 Matt Every, $3,300 ......................69-65-70-74—278 Matt Weibring, $3,300 ................70-69-73-66—278 Sam Saunders, $3,300...............68-72-74-64—278 Kevin Shields, $2,520 ................69-70-70-70—279 Ted Purdy, $2,520 ......................70-70-70-69—279 Sunghoon Kang, $2,520 ............68-71-72-68—279 Joel Edwards, $2,226.................68-69-71-72—280 James Hahn, $2,226 ..................70-66-71-73—280 Lee Williams, $2,226 ..................73-63-73-71—280 Brad Adamonis, $2,226..............74-62-73-71—280


Pocono Downs Results

By Roxy Roxborough

B O X I N G Fight Schedule Sept. 9 At Hinckley, Minn. (SHO), Vincent Arroyo vs. Hector Sanchez, 10, junior welterweights; Lateef Kayode vs. Felix Cora Jr., 10, cruiserweights. Sept. 10 At Wroclaw, Poland (HBO), Vitali Klitschk o vs. Tomasz Adamek, 12, for Klitschko’s WBC heavyweight title; Pawel Kolodziej vs. Ola Afolabi, 12, cruiserweights; Mateusz Masternak vs. Carl Davis, 10, cruiserweights; Andrzej Wawrzyk vs. Devin Vargas, 10, heavyweights; Maksym Bursak vs. Daniel Urbanski, 10, middleweights. At Belfast, Northern Ireland, Paul McCloskey vs. Breidis Prescott, 12, WBA junior welterweight eliminator; Kiko Martinez vs. Carl Frampton, 12, for Martinez’s European junior featherweight title. At Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (HBO), Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Daniel Ponce de Leon, 12, featherweights; Luis Cruz vs. Antonio Davis, 10, junior lightweights. At Agua Caliente, Mexico, Argeniz Mendez vs. Juan Carlos Salgado, 12, for the vacant IBF junior lightweight title. Sept. 15 At El Paso, Texas, Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Rogers Mtagwa, 12, for Gonzalez’s WBC featherweight title; Miguel Roman vs. Antonio Jose, 10, super featherweights; Antonio Escalante vs. Pipino Cuevas Jr., 10, super featherweights. Sept. 17 At MGM Grand, Las Vegas (PPV), Victor Ortiz vs. Floyd Mayweather, 12, for Ortiz’s WBC welterweight title; Erik Morales vs. Lucas Matthysse, 12, for the vacant WBC super lightweight title; Jessie Vargas vs. Josesito Lopez, 10, junior welterweights. At Staples Center, Los Angeles (PPV), Saul Alvarez vs. Alfonso Gomez, 12, for Alvarez’s WBC super welterweight title.

Saturday Sep 03, 2011 First - $24,000 Pace 1:50.2 4-Eviction Notice N (Ge Napolitano Jr) 5.80 4.40 2.80 1-Jimmy Cowan N (Jo Pavia Jr) 13.80 4.40 5-Roll Call (Ma Kakaley) 3.20 EXACTA (4-1) $65.00 TRIFECTA (4-1-5) $111.60 SUPERFECTA (4-1-5-6) $573.60 Second - $22,000 Trot 1:54.3 1-Hope Reins Supreme (An McCarthy) 8.40 4.20 2.60 4-Twin B Caviar (Gr Grismore) 8.60 3.60 9-Pembrook Street (Ma Kakaley) 2.40 EXACTA (1-4) $97.60 TRIFECTA (1-4-9) $570.60 SUPERFECTA (1-4-9-3) $725.60 DAILY DOUBLE (4-1) $37.20 Third - $9,800 Pace 1:52.1 1-Roburascal N (Ge Napolitano Jr) 7.60 4.20 2.60 9-Battleship Kelly (Jo Pavia Jr) 9.80 4.00 5-Segundo Hanover (Wi Mann) 2.40 EXACTA (1-9) $71.40 TRIFECTA (1-9-5) $163.60 SUPERFECTA (1-9-5-7) $1,170.80 Scratched: The Real Dan Fourth - $15,000 Trot 1:54.2 9-Lady Andover (Mi Simons) 11.20 4.60 3.80 3-Groom Hanover (Jo Pavia Jr) 3.80 2.80 5-Andoversure (Da Ingraham) 11.80 EXACTA (9-3) $25.80 TRIFECTA (9-3-5) $217.80 SUPERFECTA (9-3-5-ALL) $242.60 Fifth - $9,800 Pace 1:54.1 4-Anais Kicker (Ge Napolitano Jr) 5.40 4.00 2.40 6-I’m An Eyre Nz (An Napolitano) 16.60 5.60 3-Caiden’s Colt (Ma Kakaley) 2.20 EXACTA (4-6) $154.80 TRIFECTA (4-6-3) $365.40 SUPERFECTA (4-6-3-1) $2,441.80 PICK 3 (1-9-4) $93.60 Sixth - $22,000 Pace 1:49.2 3-Foreclosure N (Ge Napolitano Jr) 3.60 2.60 2.20 6-Riggins (An McCarthy) 3.20 2.60 8-A J Corbelli (Jo Pavia Jr) 4.40 EXACTA (3-6) $9.60 TRIFECTA (3-6-8) $30.40 SUPERFECTA (3-6-8-4) $164.00 Seventh - $18,000 Pace 1:51.0 1-Tyler Palko (Ma Romano) 12.40 5.20 5.00 5-Need A Job (An Napolitano) 15.40 8.60 2-Hagi (Ty Buter) 5.80 EXACTA (1-5) $257.60 TRIFECTA (1-5-2) $1,593.40 SUPERFECTA (1-5-2-8) $2,136.60 Eighth - $25,000 Pace 1:51.3 2-Western Trademark (An McCarthy) 19.40 6.60 4.20 5-Real Joke (Ge Napolitano Jr) 3.60 2.60 8-Touch The Rock (Ty Buter) 5.20 EXACTA (2-5) $63.60 TRIFECTA (2-5-8) $1,224.20 SUPERFECTA (2-5-ALL-ALL) $147.00 Ninth - $18,000 Pace 1:51.3 4-Ace Of Pace (An McCarthy) 6.40 3.60 2.80 7-Cams Van Go (Ge Napolitano Jr) 4.20 2.80 2-For All We Know (Ma Kakaley) 3.80 EXACTA (4-7) $26.80 TRIFECTA (4-7-2) $198.80 SUPERFECTA (4-7-2-5) $1,985.20 PICK 4 (3-1-2-4 (3 Out of 4)) $16.80 Tenth - $29,000 Pace 1:51.0 4-Mega Lightning (Ge Napolitano Jr) 4.40 3.20 2.60 1-Piece Of The Rock (Ho Parker) 4.40 3.60 7-Valentino (Mi Simons) 4.40 EXACTA (4-1) $20.40 TRIFECTA (4-1-7) $96.60 SUPERFECTA (4-1-7-5) $204.20 Eleventh - $14,000 Pace 1:53.3 7-All Heart Gal (Jo Pavia Jr) 7.00 4.00 3.20 8-Sandy Absolut (Ge Napolitano Jr) 3.80 2.80 3-Someheartsomewhere (Ty Buter) 3.00 EXACTA (7-8) $31.20 TRIFECTA (7-8-3) $150.60 SUPERFECTA (7-8-3-5) $328.20 Scratched: Tammibest Twelfth - $29,000 Pace 1:49.3 2-Annieswesterncard (Ma Kakaley) 4.60 2.60 2.20 1-Glass Pack (Ty Buter) 5.80 3.40 4-Veal Marsala (Ge Napolitano Jr) 2.20 EXACTA (2-1) $29.00 TRIFECTA (2-1-4) $57.00 SUPERFECTA (2-1-4-3) $234.40 PICK 3 (4-2-2) $61.20 PICK 3 (4-7-2) $61.20 Thirteenth - $15,000 Pace 1:52.1 6-Wildridge Sam (Ge Napolitano Jr) 8.80 3.40 3.00 1-Star Artist (Ty Buter) 4.00 4.40 8-Baby Teeth (An Napolitano) 4.60 EXACTA (6-1) $42.80 TRIFECTA (6-1-8) $197.20 SUPERFECTA (6-1-8-4) $507.60 Scratched: Eoos Fourteenth - $9,800 Pace 1:50.2 7-Southwind Go Go Go (An Napolitano) 3.60 2.40 2.20 4-Osceola Gold (Gr Grismore) 2.80 2.60 2-Yanzhou (Mi Simons) 5.00 EXACTA (7-4) $11.20 TRIFECTA (7-4-2) $39.60 SUPERFECTA (7-4-2-5) $47.40 LATE DOUBLE (6-7) $21.80 Scratched: Fourth Page Total Handle-$252,558

C O L L E G E Division I Football Schedule Thursday, Sept. 8 SOUTH Florida A&M at Hampton, 7:30 p.m. Maryville (Tenn.) at Tennessee Tech, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Arizona at Oklahoma St., 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 SOUTH Florida International at Louisville, 7 p.m. FAR WEST Missouri at Arizona St., 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 EAST San Diego St. at Army, Noon New Hampshire at Lehigh, 12:30 p.m. American International at Bryant, 1 p.m. Colgate at Holy Cross, 1 p.m. Maine at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Norfolk St. at West Virginia, 1 p.m. Alabama at Penn St., 3:30 p.m. Rhode Island at Syracuse, 4:30 p.m. Marist at Bucknell, 6 p.m. Stony Brook at Buffalo, 6 p.m. West Chester at Delaware, 6 p.m. Lafayette at Georgetown, 6 p.m. Villanova at Towson, 7 p.m. SOUTH Old Dominion at Georgia St., Noon Cent. Michigan at Kentucky, Noon Mississippi St. at Auburn, 12:20 p.m. Rutgers at North Carolina, 12:30 p.m. Apprentice at Campbell, 1 p.m. North Greenville at Presbyterian, 1:30 p.m. William & Mary at Va. Military Institute, 1:30 p.m. NC A&T at Appalachian St., 3:30 p.m. Wofford at Clemson, 3:30 p.m. Stanford at Duke, 3:30 p.m. Virginia Tech at East Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Morehouse at Howard, 3:30 p.m. Southern Miss. at Marshall, 3:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. Tulsa at Tulane, 3:30 p.m. NC State at Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m. SC State at Bethune-Cookman, 4 p.m. South Carolina at Georgia, 4:30 p.m. Murray St. at Miss. Valley State, 5 p.m. Lamar at South Alabama, 5 p.m. Jacksonville St. at Chattanooga, 6 p.m. Catawba at Coastal Carolina, 6 p.m. Missouri St. at E. Kentucky, 6 p.m. Charleston Southern at Florida St., 6 p.m. Tusculum at Georgia Southern, 6 p.m. Cent. Connecticut St. at James Madison, 6 p.m. S. Illinois at Mississippi, 6 p.m. Wagner at Richmond, 6 p.m. Furman at The Citadel, 6 p.m. Ala.-Birmingham at Florida, 7 p.m. Robert Morris at Liberty, 7 p.m. Cent. Arkansas at Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m. Grambling St. at Louisiana-Monroe, 7 p.m. Georgia Tech at Middle Tennessee, 7 p.m. Ball St. at South Florida, 7 p.m. Jackson St. vs. Tennessee St. at Memphis, Tenn., 7 p.m. Navy at W. Kentucky, 7 p.m. UConn at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. Northwestern St. at Louisiana St., 8 p.m. Boston College at Central Florida, 8 p.m. MIDWEST NC Central vs. Central St., Ohio at Cleveland, Noon S. Dakota St. at Illinois, Noon Iowa at Iowa St., Noon Florida Atlantic at Michigan St., Noon Toledo at Ohio St., Noon Oregon St. at Wisconsin, Noon Duquesne at Dayton, 1 p.m. Alabama St. at E. Michigan, 1 p.m. Butler at Indiana St., 2 p.m. Jacksonville at W. Illinois, 2 p.m. New Mexico St. at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. E. Illinois at Northwestern, 3:30 p.m. Temple at Akron, 6 p.m. Morgan St. at Bowling Green, 7 p.m. Virginia at Indiana, 7 p.m. N. Illinois at Kansas, 7 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Kent St., 7 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at N. Dakota St., 7 p.m. Fresno St. at Nebraska, 7 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Ohio, 7 p.m. Nicholls St. at W. Michigan, 7 p.m. Morehead St. at Illinois St., 7:30 p.m. Notre Dame at Michigan, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Purdue at Rice, 3:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 7 p.m. Memphis at Arkansas St., 7 p.m. Arkansas vs. New Mexico at Little Rock, Ark., 7 p.m. Houston at North Texas, 7 p.m. Texas-El Paso at Southern Methodist, 7 p.m. Brigham Young at Texas, 7 p.m. FAR WEST N. Colorado at Colorado St., 2 p.m. Cal Poly at Montana, 3:05 p.m. Texas Christian at Air Force, 3:30 p.m. California at Colorado, 3:30 p.m. Nevada at Oregon, 3:30 p.m. Hawaii at Washington, 3:30 p.m. North Dakota at Idaho, 5 p.m. Nevada-Las Vegas at Washington St., 5 p.m. Western St. (Col.) at Idaho St., 6 p.m. Texas St. at Wyoming, 6 p.m. Utah at Southern Cal, 7:30 p.m. Weber St. at Utah St., 8 p.m. W. New Mexico at San Diego, 9 p.m. San Jose St. at UCLA, 10 p.m.

BOWLING The Dick McNulty Bowling League needs bowlers to fill their Tuesday night bowling. The league is men’s leage with an 80% handicap. The league bowls on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at Chacko’s Family Bowling Center on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard. Interested bowlers can call Windy Thoman at 570-8243086 or Fred Fairve at 570-2150180. LEAGUES Kingston/ Forty Fort Little League announces that anyone interested in a Board or Commissioner position should send a letter of intent to PO Box 1292, Kingston, PA 18704 by Friday, September 9th. Regular monthly meeting for 2012 nominations will be held on Monday, September 12th at the Kingston Recreation Center. For information on what is available, please visit our website at http:// or call 331-4817. Fall Girls 8th Grade Basketball League will be hosted by the Rock Recreation Center 340 Carverton Road. The league will run September 17 – October 22. The cost is $15 per team plus referee fees. Each team will play five regular season games along with a single elimination playoff. Please contact Doug Miller at 570-696-2769 for more information. . MEETINGS Greater Nanticoke Area Softball Booster Club will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 7th at 6:30 at Time Out Pizza. All are invited to attend. For further information you may contact Tammy @ 735-0661, Lynn @ 2391604, Lisa @ 735-8151, or Patty @ 735-3830. UPCOMING EVENTS Max and Lorraine Foundation 18th Annual Golf Tournament is set for September 30 at Mountain Laurel Golf Course. The tournament will feature a captaina nd crew format with a 12 p.m. shotgun start cand chances to win numerous prizes, including a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze for a hole-in-one prize on the 18th hole. Golfing will be followed by a cocktail hour, hors d’ouevres and dinner in the clubhouse. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Camp Asthma Cadabra which is the first ever asthma camp in Luzerne County and located at the YMCA’s Camp Kresege in WhiteHaven. Anyone interested in playing or sponsoring a hole can obtain more information by contacting Max and Lorraine Foundation at 570-474-6282 or 570-4985310.

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S O C C E R Major League Soccer EASTERN CONFERENCE ......................................................... W L TPtsGFGA Columbus .......................................11 8 7 40 31 30 Sporting Kansas City .................... 9 8 9 36 38 34 Houston .......................................... 8 811 35 34 33 Philadelphia ................................... 8 710 34 31 26 New York........................................ 6 614 32 41 37 D.C. ................................................. 7 710 31 34 35 Chicago .......................................... 4 715 27 30 33 Toronto FC..................................... 41212 24 26 49 New England ................................. 41111 23 26 39 WESTERN CONFERENCE ......................................................... W L TPtsGFGA Los Angeles ...................................14 3 9 51 37 20 Seattle .............................................13 5 9 48 42 29 FC Dallas .......................................13 7 7 46 36 29 Real Salt Lake ...............................12 7 6 42 35 21 Colorado.........................................10 711 41 39 36 Portland .......................................... 912 5 32 33 41 Chivas USA ................................... 71010 31 32 30 San Jose......................................... 51011 26 27 35 Vancouver ...................................... 413 9 21 27 42 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Saturday's Games Real Salt Lake 2, Philadelphia 1 Today's Games Los Angeles at Sporting Kansas City, 6 p.m. Wednesday's Games New England at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Friday's Games Colorado at Los Angeles, 11 p.m. Saturday's Games Houston at Sporting Kansas City, 4 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Seattle FC, 4 p.m. Vancouver at New York, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. FC Dallas at New England, 7:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. D.C. United at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m. Chicago at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 Houston at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 New England at Portland, 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 Colorado at Toronto FC, 1:30 p.m. Chivas USA at Chicago, 4 p.m. Columbus at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. New York at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m. San Jose at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. D.C. United at Seattle FC, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

U.S. Soccer

2011 Schedule (Won 4, Lost 5, Tied 3) Saturday, Jan. 22 — United States 1, Chile 1 Saturday, March 26 — United States 1, Argentina 1 Tuesday, March 29 — Paraguay 1, United States 0 Saturday, June 4 — Spain 4, United States 0 a-Tuesday, June 7 — United States 2, Canada 0 a-Saturday, June 11 — Panama 2, United States 1 a-Tuesday, June 14 — United States 1, Guadeloupe 0 a-Sunday, June 19 — United States 2, Jamaica 0 a-Wednesday, June 22 — United States 1, Panama 0 a-Saturday, June 25 — Mexico 4, United States 2 Wednesday, Aug. 10 — United States 1, Mexico 1 Friday, Sept. 2 — Costa Rica 1, United States 0 Tuesday, Sept. 6 — vs. Belgium at Brussels, 2:45 p.m. Oct. 8 — vs. Honduras at Miami, 6 p.m. a-CONCACAF Gold Cup

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Diamondbacks increase lead The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Willie Bloomquist hit a go-ahead two-run triple after Ryan Roberts’ solo homer tied it in the eighth, and the NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks extended their division cushion to a season-best seven games with a 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. The D-backs finally delivered for Daniel Hudson (15-9) when they got to All-Star Ryan Vogelsong in the eighth. Until then, Cody Ross’ first-inning home run had held up. Hudson won his third straight start, helping Arizona (80-60) leave the Bay Area for Colorado in a comfortable spot with 22 games to go. The defending World Series champion Giants considered this a must-win series to keep their faint playoff hopes alive but lost the final two. Brewers 4, Astros 0

HOUSTON — Shaun Marcum pitched seven innings of one-hit ball, helping the Brewers complete the three-game series sweep. Marlins 5, Phillies 4

MIAMI — Mike Cameron drove in the winning run with a two-out, bases-loaded walk in the 14th inning, and the Marlins benefited from an overturned ruling after a video review. Hunter Pence was ruled out on fan interference in the sixth inning after initially being awarded a double, and the ruling change may have cost the Phillies two runs. They played the game under protest. The lead changed hands four times, and Florida came from behind for the second game in a row to take the series. The Marlins had a hit in all

but two innings, but they stranded a franchise-record 23 runners and went 3 for 19 with runners in scoring position. Clay Hensley (3-6) pitched two perfect innings to get the victory. Padres 7, Rockies 2

SAN DIEGO — Jeremy Hermida and Will Venable drove in three runs apiece, and the Padres snapped a ninegame losing streak. Braves 4, Dodgers 3

ATLANTA — Martin Prado hit a game-ending RBI single in the ninth inning and the Braves ended the Dodgers’ six-game winning streak. Atlanta avoided getting swept in a three-game series for the first time this season. Reds 3, Cardinals 2

ST. LOUIS — Juan Francisco capped a career-best four-hit day with the go-ahead hit in the 10th inning, lifting Cincinnati to the victory. Mets 6, Nationals 3

WASHINGTON — Willie Harris had a pinch-hit two-run single, highlighting a four-run rally in the sixth inning that lifted New York to the victory in what was likely Livan Hernandez’s final game with Washington. Hernandez, who started the Nationals’ home opener in 2005, made his final start of this season, and though he’s indicated a willingness to return as a reliever, the team hasn’t indicated it wants him back. Cubs 6, Pirates 3

CHICAGO — Randy Wells pitched six strong innings and Marlon Byrd drove in two runs to help the Cubs avoid a threegame series sweep.


Jeter’s big day at plate helps Sabathia to No. 19 The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Derek Jeter tied a career high with five RBIs, CC Sabathia earned his 19th win and the New York Yankees polished off a threegame sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 9-3 victory Sunday. Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher all homered for the AL East leaders, while Sabathia (19-7) struck out 10 in 7 1-3 innings to win his seventh consecutive start against Toronto. One big reason for that success: Sabathia has dominated his matchups with slugger Jose Bautista. The major league home run leader is 0 for 18 with eight strikeouts against the big lefty after going hitless in three tries Sunday. Bautista did hit a colossal homer off Rafael Soriano in the eighth. Brett Cecil (4-8) went six innings for the Blue Jays, who have lost eight of 11. Rangers 11, Red Sox 4

BOSTON — Josh Hamilton capped Texas’ seven-run sixth inning with a bases-loaded triple and Matt Harrison had a solid start, carrying Texas to a win over the Red Sox. Ian Kinsler homered, drove in three runs and made a stellar defensive play for the AL Westleading Rangers, who took two of three in a weekend series. Rays 8, Orioles 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jeremy Hellickson threw a four-hitter and Reid Brignac had three RBIs for Tampa Bay. Hellickson (12-10) has two complete games this season, both against the Orioles.

Indians 9, Royals 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shelley Duncan had a career high five RBIs on a pair of homers into the gusting wind, Asdrubal Cabrera returned to the lineup to drive in two more runs and Cleveland held off the Royals. Duncan hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and a two-run shot in the eighth for his third career multihomer game. Jason Donald and Jerad Head also had RBIs for the Indians (70-67), who surpassed their win total from last season as they try to keep pace with Detroit in the AL Central. Angels 4, Twins 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Joel Pineiro posted his first victory in almost two months and Bobby Abreu homered, leading the Angels to a win in the rubber game of the weekend series. Athletics 8, Mariners 5

OAKLAND, Calif. — David DeJesus and Ryan Sweeney each drove in two runs, Hideki Matsui doubled three times and the Athletics completed a threegame sweep. Tigers 18, White Sox 2

DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers finished a three-game sweep of Chicago in emphatic fashion, routing the White Sox 18-2 on Sunday night. Max Scherzer (14-8) allowed five hits over seven scoreless innings, and Alex Avila had a career-high four hits for Detroit, which leads the AL Central by 61⁄2 games heading into a threegame series at second-place Cleveland. Chicago is 81⁄2 back.



















STANDINGS/STATS Cubs 6, Pirates 3



All Times EDT


AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away New York ....................................... 53 .616 — — 7-3 W-4 44-26 41-27 — 5-5 L-1 42-29 42-26 Boston ............................................ 55 .604 11⁄2 Tampa Bay..................................... 63 .547 91⁄2 8 6-4 W-2 37-32 39-31 3-7 L-3 33-34 36-37 Toronto........................................... 71 .493 17 151⁄2 Baltimore........................................ 83 .399 30 281⁄2 4-6 L-2 32-39 23-44 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Detroit ........................................... 78 62 .557 — — 7-3 W-3 42-29 36-33 Cleveland ..................................... 70 67 .511 61⁄2 13 7-3 W-1 39-30 31-37 1 Chicago ........................................ 68 69 .496 8 ⁄2 15 5-5 L-4 31-37 37-32 Minnesota .................................... 58 81 .417 191⁄2 26 3-7 L-2 29-39 29-42 Kansas City.................................. 58 83 .411 201⁄2 27 4-6 L-1 34-39 24-44 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Texas ............................................ 80 61 .567 — — 6-4 W-1 44-28 36-33 Los Angeles ................................. 76 64 .543 31⁄2 81⁄2 5-5 W-2 40-29 36-35 1 1 Oakland ........................................ 64 76 .457 15 ⁄2 20 ⁄2 5-5 W-4 38-30 26-46 Seattle........................................... 58 81 .417 21 26 2-8 L-4 34-37 24-44 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Philadelphia ................................. 88 48 .647 — — 6-4 L-2 46-22 42-26 Atlanta........................................... 82 57 .590 71⁄2 — 5-5 W-1 44-28 38-29 New York...................................... 68 70 .493 21 131⁄2 8-2 W-1 30-36 38-34 Washington.................................. 64 74 .464 25 171⁄2 2-8 L-1 38-30 26-44 Florida........................................... 62 77 .446 271⁄2 20 4-6 W-2 27-42 35-35 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Milwaukee .................................... 84 57 .596 — — 6-4 W-3 50-19 34-38 St. Louis ....................................... 74 66 .529 91⁄2 81⁄2 7-3 L-1 36-33 38-33 Cincinnati...................................... 69 71 .493 141⁄2 131⁄2 5-5 W-1 37-34 32-37 Pittsburgh..................................... 64 76 .457 191⁄2 181⁄2 3-7 L-1 31-38 33-38 Chicago ........................................ 60 80 .429 231⁄2 221⁄2 3-7 W-1 33-39 27-41 Houston ........................................ 47 93 .336 361⁄2 351⁄2 5-5 L-3 26-45 21-48 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Arizona ......................................... 80 60 .571 — — 9-1 W-2 42-26 38-34 San Francisco .............................. 73 67 .521 7 91⁄2 4-6 L-2 40-32 33-35 14 8-2 L-1 36-35 32-36 Los Angeles ................................. 68 71 .489 111⁄2 Colorado....................................... 66 74 .471 14 161⁄2 4-6 L-1 35-33 31-41 San Diego..................................... 61 79 .436 19 211⁄2 1-9 W-1 29-40 32-39 NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturday's Games Pittsburgh 7, Chicago Cubs 5 Saturday's Games St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 4 N.Y. Yankees 6, Toronto 4 Milwaukee 8, Houston 2 Oakland 3, Seattle 0 Washington 8, N.Y. Mets 7 Detroit 9, Chicago White Sox 8 L.A. Dodgers 2, Atlanta 1, 10 innings Boston 12, Texas 7 Florida 8, Philadelphia 4 Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 3 Colorado 5, San Diego 4 Kansas City 5, Cleveland 1 Arizona 7, San Francisco 2 L.A. Angels 10, Minnesota 6 Sunday's Games Sunday's Games Florida 5, Philadelphia 4, 14 innings N.Y. Yankees 9, Toronto 3 Atlanta 4, L.A. Dodgers 3 Texas 11, Boston 4 N.Y. Mets 6, Washington 3 Tampa Bay 8, Baltimore 1 Milwaukee 4, Houston 0 Cleveland 9, Kansas City 6 Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 2, 10 innings L.A. Angels 4, Minnesota 1 Chicago Cubs 6, Pittsburgh 3 Oakland 8, Seattle 5 Arizona 4, San Francisco 1 Detroit 18, Chicago White Sox 2 San Diego 7, Colorado 2 Monday's Games Monday's Games Baltimore (Matusz 1-7) at N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 11-14) at Washington (Lan11-7), 1:05 p.m. nan 8-11), 1:05 p.m. Detroit (Fister 6-13) at Cleveland (U.Jimenez 2-1), Houston (Sosa 2-2) at Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 1:05 p.m. 8-7), 1:35 p.m. Boston (Beckett 12-5) at Toronto (H.Alvarez 1-2), Cincinnati (Willis 0-4) at Chicago Cubs (Garza 1:07 p.m. Texas (Feldman 1-0) at Tampa Bay (Shields 13-10), 7-10), 2:20 p.m. Arizona (Miley 2-1) at Colorado (Rogers 6-4), 3:10 1:10 p.m. p.m. Chicago White Sox (Humber 8-8) at Minnesota San Francisco (Bumgarner 9-12) at San Diego (Swarzak 3-5), 2:10 p.m., 1st game Kansas City (F.Paulino 2-6) at Oakland (Harden (Stauffer 8-11), 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 11-9) at St. Louis (Westbrook 4-2), 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Z.Stewart 1-3) at Minnesota 11-7), 4:15 p.m. Atlanta (D.Lowe 9-12) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 15-7), (Diamond 1-2), 8:10 p.m., 2nd game Seattle (A.Vasquez 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Haren 13-8), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Capuano 10-11) at Florida (Vazquez 9:05 p.m. 8-11), 7:10 p.m. Tuesday's Games Tuesday's Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Texas at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. W 85 84 76 69 55


Braves 4, Dodgers 3


Los Angeles

Marlins 5, Phillies 4 Philadelphia Florida ab r h bi ab r h bi Victorn cf 6 1 1 0 Bonifac ss 6 2 2 0 Mrtnz 3b-ss 5 1 2 1 Infante 2b 6 1 3 1 Utley 2b 7 0 0 0 Dobbs 3b 6 0 2 0 Howard 1b 3 0 2 2 GSnchz 1b 7 1 1 1 Pence rf 6 0 0 0 Morrsn lf 6 0 1 0 Ibanez lf 6 0 2 0 Camrn cf 5 0 1 1 Ruiz c 4 1 1 0 Petersn rf 4 1 2 0 WValdz ss 3 1 1 0 J.Buck c 6 0 2 0 Gload ph 1 0 0 0 AnSnch p 2 0 0 0 Lidge p 0 0 0 0 JoLopz ph 1 0 1 1 Stutes p 0 0 0 0 Badnhp p 0 0 0 0 Mayrry ph 1 0 0 0 MDunn p 0 0 0 0 Herndn p 1 0 0 0 Mujica p 0 0 0 0 Hallady p 1 0 0 0 Amezg ph 1 0 0 0 Bowker ph 1 0 0 0 LNunez p 0 0 0 0 Schwm p 0 0 0 0 Ceda p 0 0 0 0 Polanc ph-3b 3 0 1 0 Hayes ph 1 0 0 0 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 Vazquz ph 1 0 1 0 Hensly p 1 0 0 0 Totals 48 410 3 Totals 53 516 4 Philadelphia ..... 020 000 200 000 00 — 4 Florida .............. 101 001 100 000 01 — 5 Two outs when winning run scored. E—Halladay (1), Dobbs (10). DP—Florida 3. LOB— Philadelphia 11, Florida 23. 2B—M.Martinez (5), Ibanez (26), Dobbs (20), G.Sanchez (30). 3B—Bonifacio (6). SB—Infante (4), Petersen (4). S—Ruiz, Halladay, Infante, Dobbs, J.Buck. IP H R ER BB SO Philadelphia Halladay ................... 6 9 3 2 1 4 Schwimer BS,2-2.... 1 1 1 1 3 2 Lidge......................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 Stutes ....................... 2 1 0 0 1 4 Herndon L,1-3 ......... 32⁄3 4 1 1 7 0 Florida Ani.Sanchez ............ 6 6 2 0 3 5 Badenhop H,4 ......... 1⁄3 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 M.Dunn BS,3-3 ....... 2⁄3 Mujica ....................... 1 1 0 0 0 0 L.Nunez.................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Ceda ......................... 1 0 0 0 1 0 Cishek ...................... 2 2 0 0 1 1 Hensley W,3-6 ........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Herndon (G.Sanchez). Umpires—Home, Chad Fairchild;First, Joe West;Second, Sam Holbrook;Third, Paul Schrieber.

Mets 6, Nationals 3 New York

Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi RTejad ss 5 0 1 2 Dsmnd ss 5 0 0 0 JuTrnr 2b 5 0 1 0 Berndn lf 4 0 1 0 Duda rf 3 1 1 1 HRdrgz p 0 0 0 0 DWrght 3b 4 1 2 0 Storen p 0 0 0 0 Pagan cf 4 1 1 0 Bixler ph 1 0 0 0 Bay lf 4 1 1 0 Zmrmn 3b 4 0 0 0 Satin 1b 2 1 1 0 Werth cf 3 1 0 0 Harris ph 1 0 1 2 Ankiel rf 3 1 1 0 Stinson p 0 0 0 0 Espinos 2b 3 1 3 1 Thole ph 1 0 0 0 Marrer 1b 3 0 0 1 Isrnghs p 0 0 0 0 WRams c 4 0 2 1 Parnell p 0 0 0 0 LHrndz p 2 0 0 0 Nickes c 3 1 1 1 Coffey p 0 0 0 0 Pelfrey p 1 0 1 0 Cora ph 0 0 0 0 Igarash p 0 0 0 0 Slaten p 0 0 0 0 Evans ph-1b 2 0 0 0 JGoms lf 1 0 0 0 Totals 35 611 6 Totals 33 3 7 3 New York ........................... 002 004 000 — 6 Washington ....................... 000 300 000 — 3 DP—New York 1, Washington 1. LOB—New York 5, Washington 10. 2B—Bernadina (10), Espinosa (23), W.Ramos 2 (19). HR—Duda (9). SB—Werth (16), Espinosa (14). S—Nickeas, Pelfrey. IP H R ER BB SO New York Pelfrey ...................... 42⁄3 5 3 3 5 3 Igarashi W,3-1......... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Stinson H,1 .............. 2 1 0 0 1 0 Isringhausen H,18 .. 1 1 0 0 0 0 Parnell S,5-8............ 1 0 0 0 1 0 Washington L.Hernandez L,8-13 51⁄3 8 6 6 1 1 Coffey ....................... 2⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Slaten........................ 1 2 0 0 0 2 H.Rodriguez ............ 1 0 0 0 0 1 Storen....................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Umpires—Home, Brian O’Nora;First, Alfonso Marquez;Second, Mark Wegner;Third, Ed Rapuano.

Reds 3, Cardinals 2 Cincinnati BPhllps 2b Renteri ss Votto 1b Bruce rf Alonso lf Valaika pr Corder p

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St. Louis

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Furcal ss Jay cf Freese ph Salas p Pujols 1b Hollidy lf Brkmn rf CPttrsn Stubbs cf 4 0 2 0 pr-rf-cf 1 0 0 0 JFrncs 3b 5 0 4 1 Schmkr 2b 4 0 2 0 Hanign c 4 0 1 0 G.Laird c 4 1 1 0 Arroyo p 2 0 0 0 Descals 3b 4 0 2 1 Heisey ph 1 0 0 0 EJcksn p 3 0 0 0 Arrdnd p 0 0 0 0 Rzpczy p 0 0 0 0 Bray p 0 0 0 0 Dotel p 0 0 0 0 Sappelt lf 0 0 0 0 Craig ph-rf 1 0 1 0 Totals 40 312 3 Totals 41 211 2 Cincinnati...................... 200 000 000 1 — 3 St. Louis ....................... 100 100 000 0 — 2 E—Stubbs (2). LOB—Cincinnati 11, St. Louis 9. 2B—B.Phillips (32), Stubbs (21), J.Francisco (2), Pujols (24). 3B—Descalso (3). HR—Renteria (5), Jay (9). S—Arroyo. IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati Arroyo....................... 8 10 2 2 0 5 Arredondo ................ 2⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Bray W,5-2 ............... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Cordero S,30-35 ..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 St. Louis E.Jackson ................ 7 8 2 2 2 8 Rzepczynski ............ 2⁄3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Dotel ......................... 11⁄3 Salas L,5-6 .............. 1 2 1 1 1 1 WP—Arredondo. Umpires—Home, CB Bucknor;First, Dan Iassogna;Second, Jerry Meals;Third, Angel Campos.

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ab r h bi Bourn cf 5 0 1 0 Prado 1b 5 0 1 1 Diaz rf 3 0 2 0 Hinske ph 1 0 0 0 Heywrd rf 0 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 4 0 1 0 D.Ross c 3 0 0 0 McCnn ph-c 1 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 4 1 1 0 JaWlsn 3b 4 1 1 0 Constnz lf 4 2 2 1 Delgad p 1 0 0 0 ARchrd ph 1 0 1 0 CMrtnz p 0 0 0 0 Conrad ph 1 0 1 2 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 Kimrel p 0 0 0 0 C.Jones ph 0 0 0 0 Totals 33 3 7 3 Totals 37 411 4 Los Angeles....................... 003 000 000 — 3 Atlanta ................................ 000 000 301 — 4 Two outs when winning run scored. E—Miles (6), D.Ross (3). DP—Atlanta 1. LOB—Los Angeles 8, Atlanta 8. 2B—D.Gordon (5), Bourn (30). HR—Kemp (32). SB—D.Gordon (15). CS— Constanza (4). IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles Kershaw ................... 7 8 3 2 0 10 Lindblom .................. 1⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Elbert ........................ 1⁄3 Hawksworth L,2-5 ... 1 2 1 1 1 1 Atlanta Delgado.................... 5 4 3 3 3 4 C.Martinez ............... 2 2 0 0 0 3 O’Flaherty ................ 1 1 0 0 0 0 Kimbrel W,4-2 ......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Delgado (Sellers). WP—Kershaw, Hawksworth, Delgado. PB—D.Ross. Umpires—Home, Tony Randazzo;First, Alan Porter;Second, Larry Vanover;Third, Brian Gorman. T—3:15. A—33,852 (49,586). DGordn ss Loney 1b Kemp cf JRiver lf GwynJ lf Ethier rf Miles 3b Barajs c Sellers 2b Lindlm p Elbert p Hwksw p Kershw p JCarrll 2b

Brewers 4, Astros 0 Milwaukee

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ab r h bi C.Hart rf JSchafr cf 3 0 1 0 HrstnJr 2b Pareds 3b 4 0 0 0 Braun lf JMrtnz lf 4 0 0 0 Fielder 1b Bogsvc rf 4 0 1 0 McGeh 3b MDwns 2b 4 0 0 0 YBtncr ss Wallac 1b 4 0 0 0 Lucroy c Barmes ss 3 0 0 0 CGomz cf Corprn c 2 0 0 0 Marcm p Shuck ph 0 0 0 0 FrRdrg p Towles c 0 0 0 0 TGreen ph WRdrg p 1 0 0 0 Saito p Altuve ph 1 0 0 0 DelRsr p 0 0 0 0 Wrght p 0 0 0 0 FRdrgz p 0 0 0 0 Bourgs ph 1 0 1 0 WLopez p 0 0 0 0 Totals 34 4 9 4 Totals 31 0 3 0 Milwaukee.......................... 110 010 100 — 4 Houston.............................. 000 000 000 — 0 E—Y.Betancourt (17). DP—Houston 1. LOB—Milwaukee 7, Houston 6. 2B—T.Green (2), Bogusevic (10). HR—Braun (26), Lucroy (11). SB—Hairston Jr. (3). CS—Braun (6). IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Marcum W,12-5 ...... 7 1 0 0 1 8 Fr.Rodriguez ........... 1 1 0 0 1 0 Saito ......................... 1 1 0 0 0 2 Houston W.Rodriguez L,10-10 ..................... 6 6 3 3 3 8 Del Rosario.............. 2⁄3 1 1 1 1 1 W.Wright .................. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Fe.Rodriguez........... 1 1 0 0 0 0 W.Lopez................... 1 1 0 0 0 0 WP—W.Rodriguez. Umpires—Home, Paul Nauert;First, Doug Eddings;Second, Dana DeMuth;Third, Kerwin Danley. T—2:48. A—21,976 (40,963).

Padres 7, Rockies 2 Colorado

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San Diego

ab r h bi Venale cf-lf 5 0 1 3 Bartlett ss 5 0 0 0 OHudsn 2b 2 2 0 0 Guzmn lf 3 1 3 0 Maybin pr-cf 0 1 0 0 Hermid rf 3 0 2 3 Rizzo 1b 3 0 0 0 Blanks Alfonzo c 3 0 1 0 ph-1b 1 0 0 0 A.Cook p 2 0 0 0 Parrino 3b 2 1 0 0 Splrghs ph 1 0 0 0 LMrtnz c 3 0 0 0 Belisle p 0 0 0 0 Hundly ph-c 0 1 0 0 MtRynl p 0 0 0 0 Latos p 2 0 0 0 Lndstr p 0 0 0 0 Qualls p 0 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ph 1 1 0 0 Thtchr p 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 2 6 2 Totals 30 7 6 6 Colorado ............................ 000 200 000 — 2 San Diego .......................... 102 000 04x — 7 E—M.Ellis (1), A.Cook (3). DP—Colorado 1. LOB— Colorado 5, San Diego 7. 2B—Guzman (18). 3B—Fowler (15), Venable (7). SB—Maybin (33). S—M.Ellis. IP H R ER BB SO Colorado A.Cook L,3-9 ........... 6 4 3 3 4 2 Belisle....................... 1 1 1 0 0 1 Mat.Reynolds........... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Lindstrom ................. 2⁄3 1 3 0 1 1 San Diego Latos W,7-13 ........... 7 5 2 2 1 8 Qualls H,17.............. 1 1 0 0 0 0 Thatcher ................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Belisle pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. HBP—by A.Cook (O.Hudson, Latos), by Lindstrom (Hundley). WP—Mat.Reynolds. Umpires—Home, John Hirschbeck;First, Wally Bell;Second, Vic Carapazza;Third, Laz Diaz. T—2:35. A—24,661 (42,691). Fowler cf M.Ellis 2b CGnzlz rf Tlwtzk ss Giambi 1b S.Smith lf Kzmnff 3b

Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi Presley lf 5 1 2 0 SCastro ss 5 0 2 1 JHrrsn 3b 5 0 0 0 Campn rf-lf 5 1 2 0 AMcCt cf 3 0 0 0 ArRmr 3b 3 2 1 0 D.Lee 1b 4 1 3 1 C.Pena 1b 1 2 0 0 Walker 2b 4 1 1 2 LaHair lf 4 0 2 1 GJones rf 4 0 1 0 JRussll p 0 0 0 0 Cedeno ss 4 0 2 0 Smrdzj p 0 0 0 0 McKnr c 2 0 0 0 DeWitt ph 0 0 0 0 Tabata ph 1 0 0 0 CColmn pr 0 0 0 0 Morton p 2 0 0 0 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 Watson p 0 0 0 0 Byrd cf 3 0 1 2 Ciriaco ph 1 0 0 0 Barney 2b 3 0 0 0 DMcCt p 0 0 0 0 K.Hill c 4 1 1 1 Veras p 0 0 0 0 R.Wells p 1 0 0 0 Doumit ph 1 0 1 0 RJhnsn rf 1 0 1 0 Totals 36 310 3 Totals 30 610 5 Pittsburgh .......................... 100 000 020 — 3 Chicago.............................. 001 121 01x — 6 E—Cedeno 2 (13). DP—Pittsburgh 1, Chicago 1. LOB—Pittsburgh 8, Chicago 13. 2B—G.Jones (29). HR—Walker (12). SB—Presley (7), S.Castro (20), Campana (18), Ar.Ramirez (1), Byrd (3). S— R.Wells 2. SF—Byrd. IP H R ER BB SO Pittsburgh Morton L,9-9 ............ 41⁄3 7 4 3 5 2 1 1 1 2 2 Watson ..................... 12⁄3 D.McCutchen .......... 1 1 0 0 0 0 Veras ........................ 1 1 1 1 2 1 Chicago R.Wells W,7-4 ......... 6 7 1 1 2 2 J.Russell .................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 Samardzija............... 1 2 2 2 0 3 Marshall S,4-8 ......... 1 1 0 0 0 2 HBP—by Morton (Barney). WP—R.Wells, Samardzija. Balk—Marshall. Umpires—Home, Cory Blaser;First, Jim Wolf;Second, D.J. Reyburn;Third, Ron Kulpa. T—3:28. A—40,469 (41,159).

Diamondbacks 4, Giants 1 Arizona

San Francisco ab r h bi ab r h bi Blmqst ss 4 1 2 2 C.Ross cf-lf 4 1 1 1 A.Hill 2b 4 0 2 1 Kppngr 2b 4 0 0 0 J.Upton rf 1 0 0 0 Beltran rf 4 0 1 0 Cowgill lf 2 0 0 0 PSndvl 3b 3 0 0 0 MMntr c 4 0 1 0 A.Huff 1b 3 0 1 0 Gldsch 1b 4 0 0 0 AnTrrs pr-cf 1 0 0 0 CYoung cf 4 0 0 0 Belt lf-1b 3 0 0 0 RRorts 3b 4 1 1 1 OCarer ss 3 0 0 0 GParra lf-rf 3 1 1 0 RRmrz p 0 0 0 0 DHdsn p 2 0 0 0 Whitsd c 3 0 0 0 Blum ph 0 1 0 0 Vglsng p 2 0 0 0 DHrndz p 0 0 0 0 Affeldt p 0 0 0 0 Putz p 0 0 0 0 Fontent ss 1 0 0 0 Totals 32 4 7 4 Totals 31 1 3 1 Arizona ............................... 000 000 040 — 4 San Francisco.................... 100 000 000 — 1 E—R.Roberts (13), D.Hudson (2). DP—San Francisco 2. LOB—Arizona 3, San Francisco 4. 3B—Bloomquist (2), Beltran (6). HR—R.Roberts (18), C.Ross (12). CS—A.Hill (2). IP H R ER BB SO Arizona D.Hudson W,15-9 ... 7 3 1 1 1 5 Da.Hernandez H,21 1 0 0 0 0 1 Putz S,36-40............ 1 0 0 0 0 1 San Francisco Vogelsong L,10-6 ... 71⁄3 5 2 2 1 6 Affeldt ....................... 0 0 1 1 1 0 R.Ramirez................ 12⁄3 2 1 1 0 4 Affeldt pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Umpires—Home, Brian Knight;First, Jerry Layne;Second, Bob Davidson;Third, Hunter Wendelstedt. T—2:39. A—42,222 (41,915).



Yankees 9, Blue Jays 3 Toronto

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h bi 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

New York

ab r h bi Gardnr cf 1 2 0 0 Jeter ss 5 1 2 5 Teixeir 1b 5 0 1 0 AlRdrg 3b 4 1 1 1 B.Laird 3b 0 0 0 0 Cano 2b 4 1 1 0 Swisher rf 4 1 1 2 AnJons lf 4 0 0 0 Dickrsn lf 0 0 0 0 RMartn c 3 1 0 0 JMontr dh 3 1 2 0 ENunez pr-dh 1 1 1 0 Totals 35 3 8 3 Totals 34 9 9 8 Toronto............................... 000 200 010 — 3 New York ........................... 103 001 04x — 9 E—Wise (1), Encarnacion (12), McCoy (2), Gardner (3). LOB—Toronto 7, New York 6. 2B—Teahen (4). HR—Bautista (40), Jeter (5), Al.Rodriguez (15), Swisher (22). SB—Gardner (42). IP H R ER BB SO Toronto Cecil L,4-8................ 6 5 5 4 1 3 Litsch ........................ 1 0 0 0 1 2 Rauch ....................... 2⁄3 2 3 3 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 R.Lewis .................... 1⁄3 New York Sabathia W,19-7...... 71⁄3 6 2 2 1 10 R.Soriano H,19........ 2⁄3 2 1 1 0 0 Wade ........................ 1 0 0 0 1 2 HBP—by Cecil (Gardner). WP—Litsch. Umpires—Home, Tom Hallion;First, Bill Miller;Second, James Hoye;Third, Phil Cuzzi. T—2:52. A—47,464 (50,291). McCoy ss KJhnsn 2b Bautist rf Encrnc 1b Lawrie 3b Teahen lf JMolin dh EThms ph Arencii c Wise cf

Angels 4, Twins 1 Minnesota

Los Angeles ab r h bi ab r h bi Revere cf 4 0 1 0 Aybar ss 4 0 2 0 Plouffe 2b 4 0 1 0 HKndrc 2b 3 1 0 1 Mauer dh 2 1 1 1 BAreu dh 3 2 1 1 Cuddyr rf 4 0 0 0 TrHntr rf 4 0 2 1 Kubel lf 4 0 2 0 Trumo 1b 4 0 1 0 Valenci 3b 3 0 0 0 V.Wells lf 4 0 1 1 LHughs 1b 3 0 0 0 Callasp 3b 3 0 1 0 Nishiok ss 3 0 0 0 Trout cf 4 0 0 0 Butera c 3 0 0 0 Conger c 3 1 1 0 Totals 30 1 5 1 Totals 32 4 9 4 Minnesota .......................... 000 100 000 — 1 Los Angeles....................... 101 000 02x — 4 E—Aybar 2 (11). DP—Minnesota 1, Los Angeles 2. LOB—Minnesota 4, Los Angeles 7. HR—Mauer (2), B.Abreu (7). SB—H.Kendrick (13). CS—Kubel (1), Valencia (5). IP H R ER BB SO Minnesota Slowey L,0-4............ 7 7 2 2 0 4 Al.Burnett ................. 0 1 2 2 1 0 Hoey ......................... 1 1 0 0 1 0 Los Angeles Pineiro W,6-6 .......... 7 5 1 1 1 1 S.Downs H,22 ......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Walden S,28-37 ...... 1 0 0 0 1 2 Al.Burnett pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. HBP—by Al.Burnett (H.Kendrick). Umpires—Home, Mike Winters;First, Mike Everitt;Second, Chris Guccione;Third, Mike Muchlinski. T—2:24. A—36,638 (45,389).

Rays 8, Orioles 1 Baltimore

Tampa Bay ab r h bi ab r h bi 4 0 0 0 Jnnngs cf 5 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 Damon dh 3 0 1 0 Ruggin RAdms pr 0 0 0 0 pr-dh 0 0 0 0 Markks 1b 4 0 0 0 Longori 3b 3 1 1 0 AdJons cf 3 1 2 1 Joyce rf 3 1 1 2 Guerrr dh 3 0 0 0 Loaton c 4 1 0 0 MrRynl 3b 3 0 0 0 Ktchm 1b 3 1 0 0 Andino 2b 3 0 1 0 Guyer lf 4 2 1 0 KHdsn lf 3 0 0 0 Brignc ss 4 0 1 3 Tatum c 3 0 0 0 SRdrgz 2b 4 1 2 2 Totals 30 1 4 1 Totals 33 8 8 7 Baltimore ............................ 000 010 000 — 1 Tampa Bay......................... 024 101 00x — 8 E—Mar.Reynolds 2 (26), Kotchman (2). DP—Tampa Bay 2. LOB—Baltimore 2, Tampa Bay 9. 2B—Ad.Jones (25), Brignac (3). HR—Ad.Jones (23), Joyce (18), S.Rodriguez (7). SF—Joyce. IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore Guthrie L,6-17 ......... 5 7 7 3 4 5 VandenHurk............. 21⁄3 1 1 1 2 1 Z.Phillips .................. 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Tampa Bay Hellickson W,12-10 9 4 1 1 0 1 HBP—by Guthrie (Damon). PB—Tatum. Umpires—Home, Adrian Johnson;First, Fieldin Culbreth;Second, Gary Cederstrom;Third, Lance Barksdale. T—2:26. A—15,790 (34,078). Angle rf Hardy ss

Athletics 8, Mariners 5 Seattle

Oakland ab r h bi ab r h bi ISuzuki rf 5 0 2 1 JWeeks 2b 5 0 0 0 FGtrrz cf 5 1 2 0 Pnngtn ss 3 1 0 0 AKndy ph 0 0 0 0 Matsui lf 5 3 3 0 CGmnz lf 0 0 0 0 Wlngh dh 2 0 1 1 Ackley 2b 4 1 2 2 DeJess rf 2 2 1 2 Carp dh 5 0 1 0 Allen 1b 4 1 2 1 Smoak 1b 5 1 2 0 Sweeny cf 4 1 1 2 Olivo c 5 0 0 0 KSuzuk c 4 0 1 1 Seager 3b 4 0 2 0 SSizmr 3b 3 0 1 0 C.Wells lf 0 0 0 0 TRonsn lf-cf 2 2 1 0 LRdrgz ss 4 0 1 2 Totals 39 513 5 Totals 32 810 7 Seattle ................................ 000 010 220 — 5 Oakland.............................. 011 020 40x — 8 DP—Oakland 1. LOB—Seattle 10, Oakland 7. 2B—F.Gutierrez (13), Carp (13), T.Robinson (9), Matsui 3 (27), Allen 2 (7). 3B—Sweeney (2). HR— Ackley (6). SB—I.Suzuki (34). SF—Willingham, DeJesus. IP H R ER BB SO Seattle Beavan L,3-5 ........... 5 7 4 4 3 3 Lueke........................ 2 2 4 4 2 1 League ..................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 Oakland Cahill W,10-13 ........ 5 5 1 1 2 4 Outman H,1 ............. 1 1 0 0 0 0 De Los Santos H,2.. 2⁄3 1 1 1 0 1 Fuentes H,7 ............. 1⁄3 1 1 1 0 0 Balfour ...................... 1 4 2 2 0 2 A.Bailey S,19-21 ..... 1 1 0 0 0 2 HBP—by Cahill (C.Wells). WP—Lueke 2. Umpires—Home, Tim Tschida;First, Jeff Nelson;Second, Marty Foster;Third, Bill Welke.

Rangers 11, Red Sox 4 Texas

Boston ab r h bi ab r h bi Kinsler 2b 5 1 3 3 Ellsury cf 5 0 1 0 Andrus ss 4 1 0 0 Pedroia 2b 3 0 0 0 JHmltn lf 5 0 1 3 Aviles 2b 2 0 0 0 MiYong 3b 3 1 1 0 AdGnzl 1b 3 1 0 0 ABeltre dh 5 1 1 0 Youkils 3b 4 1 2 0 DvMrp rf 5 2 2 1 D.Ortiz dh 3 0 2 1 Napoli c 3 2 2 2 CJcksn rf 1 0 0 0 Morlnd 1b 5 1 2 1 DMcDn rf 2 0 1 1 EnChvz cf 2 1 2 0 Crwfrd lf 4 1 1 0 Germn ph 0 1 0 1 Sltlmch c 4 1 1 0 Gentry cf 2 0 1 0 Scutaro ss 3 0 1 2 Totals 39111511 Totals 34 4 9 4 Texas ............................... 011 007 002 — 11 Boston.............................. 000 000 220 — 4 E—Lackey (3), Pedroia (5). DP—Texas 1, Boston 2. LOB—Texas 10, Boston 7. 2B—En.Chavez (11), Ellsbury (36), Youkilis (31), Saltalamacchia (21). 3B—Kinsler (4), J.Hamilton (5), Dav.Murphy (2). HR—Kinsler (25), Napoli (23). SF—Kinsler, D.McDonald. IP H R ER BB SO Texas M.Harrison W,11-9 . 7 7 2 2 2 5 M.Gonzalez ............. 1 2 2 2 1 0 Uehara ..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Boston Lackey L,12-11 ....... 5 8 6 6 3 1 Doubront .................. 1⁄3 2 3 3 2 0 Albers ....................... 12⁄3 3 0 0 1 4 Bowden .................... 2 2 2 2 1 2 Lackey pitched to 4 batters in the 6th. HBP—by Lackey (J.Hamilton). WP—M.Harrison, Lackey. Umpires—Home, Bruce Dreckman;First, Paul Emmel;Second, Rob Drake;Third, Gary Darling. T—3:28. A—37,744 (37,065).

Indians 9, Royals 6 Cleveland

Kansas City ab r h bi ab r h bi Carrer cf 5 1 0 0 AGordn lf 5 0 1 0 Fukdm rf 5 1 1 0 MeCarr cf 4 2 1 1 ACarer ss 4 0 1 2 Butler dh 4 1 3 0 CSantn 1b 3 2 1 0 Hosmer 1b 4 2 2 2 Duncan dh 4 2 2 5 Giavtll 2b 4 0 2 2 Donald 2b 5 0 2 1 Mostks 3b 4 0 0 1 Hannhn 3b 2 1 2 0 B.Pena c 5 0 1 0 Chsnhll pr-3b 3 0 0 0 Maier rf 3 1 1 0 Marson c 4 1 3 0 Getz ss 4 0 1 0 Head lf 4 1 1 1 Totals 39 913 9 Totals 37 612 6 Cleveland ........................... 130 003 020 — 9 Kansas City ....................... 000 100 203 — 6 E—Chisenhall (6). DP—Cleveland 3. LOB—Cleveland 10, Kansas City 10. 2B—Fukudome (11), A.Cabrera (30), C.Santana (29), Hannahan (15), Head (1), Butler 2 (38), Hosmer (21). HR—Duncan 2 (6). SB—Carrera (9), Donald (3). IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland J.Gomez W,2-2 ....... 51⁄3 6 1 1 3 2 R.Perez .................... 1 3 2 2 0 1 Durbin....................... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 Sipp H,22 ................. 2⁄3 J.Smith ..................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Herrmann ................. 1⁄3 3 3 3 1 1 C.Perez S,32-36 ..... 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Kansas City Francis L,5-15 ......... 5 9 4 4 3 0 Collins....................... 1⁄3 0 2 2 2 1 J.Chavez .................. 32⁄3 4 3 3 1 1 Durbin pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. HBP—by Francis (Head). PB—B.Pena. Umpires—Home, Tim Welke;First, Andy Fletcher;Second, Jim Reynolds;Third, Mike DiMuro. T—3:30. A—34,015 (37,903).

Tigers 18, White Sox 2 Chicago

Detroit ab r h bi ab r h bi 4 0 1 0 AJcksn cf 5 3 2 0 4 0 1 0 Ordonz rf 4 1 2 0 RSantg Konerk 1b 3 0 0 0 pr-2b-ss 1 1 0 0 Lillirdg 1b 1 1 1 0 DYong lf 4 2 2 1 Przyns c 3 0 0 0 Dirks ph-lf 2 2 2 4 Lucy c 1 1 1 1 MiCarr 1b 4 2 2 4 Viciedo dh 4 0 2 0 Kelly 1b 1 0 1 0 Rios cf 3 0 2 1 VMrtnz dh 4 2 3 2 Guillen De Aza rf 4 0 0 0 ph-dh 1 0 0 0 Morel 3b 4 0 0 0 Avila c 6 2 4 2 Bckhm 2b 2 0 1 0 JhPerlt ss 4 1 2 3 Rhyms EEscor 2b 2 0 0 0 ph-2b 2 0 0 0 Raburn 2b-rf 5 0 1 0 Inge 3b 5 2 3 1 Totals 35 2 9 2 Totals 48182417 Chicago............................ 000 000 002 — 2 Detroit .............................. 103 507 02x — 18 E—Beckham (5), Morel 2 (12), Rhymes (2). LOB— Chicago 7, Detroit 10. 2B—Al.Ramirez (25), Lucy (1), A.Jackson (20), Mi.Cabrera (38), V.Martinez (32), Avila (28), Jh.Peralta (24). HR—Dirks (7), Mi.Cabrera (26). CS—Rios (6). SF—Rios. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Buehrle L,11-7 ........ 31⁄3 10 8 7 2 4 4 1 1 0 3 A.Reed ..................... 12⁄3 Lindsay ..................... 1 8 7 7 1 1 Kinney ...................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Ohman...................... 1 2 2 2 0 2 Detroit Scherzer W,14-8..... 7 5 0 0 0 6 L.Marte ..................... 1 1 0 0 0 3 Below........................ 1 3 2 2 0 0 HBP—by Ohman (R.Santiago). WP—L.Marte. Umpires—Home, Eric Cooper;First, Mike Estabrook;Second, Tim Timmons;Third, Jeff Kellogg. Pierre lf AlRmrz ss

T H I S D A T E I N B A S E B A L L Sept. 5 1908 — Brooklyn’s Nap Rucker pitched a 6-0 nohitter against Boston, striking out 14 and walking none. 1918 — Babe Ruth pitched a six-hitter as the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 in the opening game of the World Series. The Series was started early due to World War I.

S A T U R D AY ’ S L A T E B O X E S Marlins 8, Phillies 4 Philadelphia

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Hall of Fame DE Lee Roy Selmon dies The Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. — Lee Roy Selmon, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Hall of Fame defensive end who teamed with his brothers to create a dominant defensive front and led Oklahoma to back-toback national championships, died Sunday — two days after being hospitalized for a stroke. He was 56. A statement released on behalf of his wife, Claybra Selmon, said he died at a Tampa hospital surrounded by family members. “For all his accomplishments on and off the field, to us Lee Roy was the rock of our family. This has been a sudden and shocking event and we are devastated by this unexpected loss,” the statement said.

Selmon was hospitalized Friday, and the Buccaneers confirmed later that he suffered a stroke. The Glazer Selmon family, which owns the team, released a statement mourning him. “Tampa Bay has lost another giant. This is an incredibly somber day for Buccaneer fans, Sooner fans, and all football fans. Lee Roy’s standing as the first Buc in the Hall of Fame surely distinguished him, but his stature off the field as the consummate gentleman put him in another stratosphere,” the statement said. Selmon and his brother, De-

wey, were both chosen as AllAmericans in 1975 when the Sooners won their second straight championship under Barry Switzer. They followed older brother Lucious to Oklahoma, and the three played together during the 1973 season. News of Lee Roy Selmon’s stroke had already spurred tributes to Selmon on Saturday, when members of the University of South Florida’s football team wore his number on their helmet. Selmon had served as the school’s athletic director from 2001 to 2004. “We all loved him, and we’re all deeply saddened,” said USF President Judy Genshaft. “We’re a better university because of Lee Roy Selmon. He was an incredible

role model, who cared about all of our student-athletes, no matter what sport. He built an incredible legacy and he will never be forgotten.” Selmon followed his Hall of Fame college career with an equally impressive run in the NFL. He was the No. 1 pick in the 1976 draft — the first ever selection by expansion Tampa Bay — and suffered through a winless inaugural season before achieving success. In 1979, he won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award when he helped Tampa Bay make it to the NFC championship game. The Buccaneers also won the NFC Central title two years later. Selmon was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in1995.

Presented by brother Dewey, Lee Roy said it was his family background that was noteworthy and not his accomplishments on the field. “People have said, ’Your parents must be proud of you,’ but I’m more proud of them,” he said. Selmon played a key role in the creation of the football program at South Florida, where he was the associate athletic director starting in1993 and served as the AD from May 2001 until he stepped down in February 2004 because of health concerns. While accompanying the South Florida football team to a game against Oklahoma in 2002, Lee Roy Selmon said he was humbled that Switzer had called him his greatest player.


WVU beats Marshall The Associated Press

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Geno Smith threw two firsthalf touchdown passes, Tavon Austin returned a kickoff for a score and No. 24 West Virginia beat Marshall 34-13 on Sunday night in a game that was stopped early in the fourth quarter because of lightning. Smith completed 26 of 35 passes for 249 yards. Despite difficulty running the ball, West Virginia improved to 11-0 against its cross-state foe, including six wins since the series resumed in 2006. Marshall was limited to 13 first downs, 187 total yards and no offensive touchdowns. The game was first halted with 5 minutes left in the third quarter due to severe storms and play didn’t resume for three hours. Play was stopped again with 14:36 left. But another hour went by before the game was called off, giving new West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen a soggy, successful debut. The game was delayed a total of 4 hours, 22 minutes and was the latest plagued by lightning and severe storms on the first weekend of the season. Michigan’s game with Western Michigan was stopped for good late in the third quarter on Saturday. Games at Notre Dame, Iowa, and Tennessee were delayed by lightning and Eastern Michigan pushed back its home game from Saturday to Sunday. The wide-open offenses that Holgorsen built the past three years as offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State and Houston produced average scores of

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within 4-1with a solo blast in the bottom half of the fifth. However, Golson’s eighth home run of the year wasn’t enough. Betances suffered the loss for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He went five innings allowing five runs on six hits. He struck out seven and walked two. He is now 0-3 with an ERA of 5.14 this season. Brian Sweeney earned the win for the Bisons. He tossed five innings and allowed just one run on four hits. He is now 5-5

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toss, we’re gonna take the ball.’ I said, ‘I’m gonna watch you.’ “He couldn’t wait to get in the locker room after the game. He gave me that big grin of his.” That grin was still there after the Nittany Lions’ 41-7 drubbing of Indiana State. Powell’s historic runback earned him a swarm of cameras and microphones after the game. And the cornerback from New Freedom was only too happy to recount the play each of the dozen times he was asked about it.

58-9 in season openers. On Sunday, the Mountaineers had plenty of offensive plays. It just didn’t equate into that many yards, especially on the ground. Now Holgorsen has a short week to figure out how what to tweak before Saturday’s home game against Norfolk State. West Virginia freshman Andrew Buie got the start over three other running backs but was limited to a team-high 30 yards on 15 carries. He left in the third quarter after taking a hard hit, his arm dangling at his side. On West Virginia’s next series, freshman Vernard Roberts was stopped for no gain on fourth-and-1 near midfield. Marshall took over and drove inside the West Virginia 10 but settled for Tyler Warner’s third field goal. Texas A&M 46, SMU 14 COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Cyrus Gray and Christine Michael ran for two touchdowns apiece and Ryan Tannehill threw for two more scores to help No. 8 Texas A&M beat SMU. The Aggies were anxious to get on the field and bring the focus back to football instead of the school’s decision to leave the Big 12. They got things going early, intercepting quarterback Kyle Padron’s passes on SMU’s first two possessions to jump out to a 14-0 lead. SMU coach June Jones replaced Padron with backup J.J. McDermott after the early miscues and he helped the Mustangs cut it to 20-14 in the second quarter. with an ERA of 4.34. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (7269) has one more game remaining in the season. They will play the Bisons today at 1:05 p.m. Right-hander D.J. Mitchell (12-9, 3.35) gets the nod for the Yankees in the season finale, while southpaw Mark Cohoon (4-10, 6.01) takes the bump for the Bisons. Yankee Notes Mike Lamb extended his current hitting streak to a season high 11 games in the first game of last night’s doubleheader. He had a line drive single to left field in the sixth inning off of Buffalo reliever Dale Thayer. “Caught the ball, saw the guys set up the great blocks -- we’ve been practicing in the offseason to set up our blocks,” Powell said. “Once I saw (the hole), I hit it. I saw I had to beat the kicker. Once I beat the kicker I saw some guys didn’t have great angles and I could turn it on after that.” Powell has been a consistent weapon on kick returns in his career, having also burned Youngstown State for a score, as Paterno mentioned. More notable for Powell is that he managed to go through an entire offseason without having his position changed. Since arriving on campus as a


Maria Kirilenko hits a return to Samantha Stosur at U.S. Open in New York on Sunday.

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victory over Julien Benneteau to get to the fourth round. “Every single player in there has had that happen before. Every single one. What we do — we run around, run miles and miles and miles and miles on the tennis court in nasty weather — (and) you throw nerves in there. I mean, it happens. As long as it doesn’t happen during a match, you’re fine.” Roddick continued: “Cramps are fine. It’s not an injury. A cramp is a cramp. When you go to bed and your foot cramps, it’s the same thing.” With No. 28 John Isner and unseeded Donald Young also winning Sunday, and No. 8 Mardy Fish advancing Saturday, Roddick is part of the first quartet of American men to reach the U.S. Open’s fourth round since 2003. Others moving on included 2008 runner-up Andy Murray, who beat No. 25 Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 at night; No. 5 David Ferrer, Roddick’s next opponent; No. 12 Gilles Simon, who got past 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (3); and unseeded Gilles Muller, who will face Nadal for a quarterfinal berth. Nadal wasn’t the only player who appeared to be bothered by Sunday’s heat and humidity: No. 26 Flavia Pennetta of Italy felt as though she needed to throw up right out there on court during her 6-4, 7-6 (6) victory over No. 13 Peng Shuai of China. safety out of Susquehannock High School, Powell has moved between offense and defense five times before finally settling in at cornerback last fall. He took over a starting job midway through the 2010 season, and though he was benched for the bowl game, he was back starting on Saturday. In pregame warm-ups Powell was one of the most animated players on the field for Penn State. “Oh, I was just excited for the new season,” Powell said. “Playing corner right now and, of course, special teams. Going into my senior year as a starting corner right now, I just want to leave

“It was a bunch of things: the heat, the tension,” said Pennetta, who knocked off three-time major champion Maria Sharapova in the third round. “It’s not normal, but it happens.” Pennetta now plays Angelique Kerber of Germany, who defeated Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-4, 6-3. When a reporter began a question by asking Pennetta about beating Kerber when they played on clay at Bastad, Sweden, less than two months ago, Pennetta cut him off. “This year? Really? I didn’t know that,” Pennetta said. “I thought I’d never played her. I swear to God.” Fifth-seeded Sam Stosur, the 2010 French Open runner-up, isn’t likely to forget her 6-2, 6-7 (15), 6-3 victory Sunday night over No. 25 Maria Kirilenko — or at least the second-set tiebreaker. The 17-15 score made it the longest tiebreaker played by two women at any Grand Slam tournament, according to the WTA. Kirilenko won that set — saving five match points in the process — to force a third, and TV broadcaster John McEnroe declared of the tiebreaker: “There, in a nutshell, is why this is such a great sport.” In the quarterfinals, Stosur will play 2010 U.S. Open and Wimbledon finalist Vera Zvonareva or No. 22 Sabine Lisicki; they were playing the last match of the night in Arthur Ashe Stadium Much earlier, on that same court, Nadal dealt with two tooclose-for-comfort sets and was treated by a trainer for a blister on his right foot during an injury everything out on the field that I can. Go out and make plays.” Despite Powell giving the Lions the best possible start to the season, however, Penn State didn’t come out of Saturday feeling all that positive about its special teams. The Lions enter next week’s showdown with No. 2 Alabama with a huge question mark at kicker. Paterno suspended Anthony Fera for preseason camp and Saturday’s opener after the sophomore pleaded guilty to purchase of alcohol by a minor and disorderly conduct charges in August. Walk-on Evan Lewis, who had spent his first three seasons on

U.S. Open at a glance NEW YORK — A look at Sunday’s play at the $23.7 million U.S. Open tennis championships: WEATHER: Mix of sun and clouds and humid. High of 81. ATTENDANCE: Day: 37,388. MEN’S SEEDED WINNERS: Third Round: No. 2 Rafael Nadal, No. 5 David Ferrer, No. 12 Gilles Simon and No. 21 Andy Roddick. MEN’S SEEDED LOSERS: No. 18 Juan Martin del Potro, No. 24 Juan Ignacio Chela and No. 26 Florian Mayer. WOMEN’S SEEDED WINNERS: Fourth Round: No. 26 Flavia Pennetta. WOMEN’S SEEDED LOSERS: No. 13 Peng Shuai. ON COURT TODAY: Men: No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 22 Alexandr Dolgopolov, No. 3 Roger Federer vs. Juan Monaco, No. 8 Mardy Fish vs. No. 11 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 20 Janko Tipsarevic vs. Juan Carlos Ferrero. Women: No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki vs. No. 15 Svetlana Kuznetsova, No. 7 Francesca Schiavone vs. No. 17 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, No. 10 Andrea Petkovic vs. Carla Suarez Navarro, No. 16 Ana Ivanovic vs. No. 28 Serena Williams. STAT OF THE DAY: Flavia Pennetta scored the final six points of the second-set tiebreak, overcoming 5-0 and 6-2 deficits, in her 6-1, 7-6 (6) victory over Peng Shuai.

timeout. The 76th-ranked Nalbandian went up a break in the fifth game and served for the first set at 5-4, but he double-faulted on break point. Then, at 3-all in the tiebreaker, Nalbandian doublefaulted again, helping the second-seeded Nadal nose ahead. campus working at cornerback and wide receiver, started off handling kickoffs and field goals against Indiana State. But the junior missed field goal attempts from 38 and 47 yards. And when he also pushed an extra point wide in the third quarter, the coaches benched him in favor of true freshman Sam Ficken, who converted his lone extra-point attempt. “I thought the place-kicking game wasn’t good. I mean, overall it wasn’t good,” Paterno said. “If you miss a couple field goals, it makes you wonder a little bit. It’s been very close between both of them, Ficken and Lewis. I told (assistant coach Mike McQue-

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start to discuss some things relative to personnel, and then whatever decision we make, we’ll talk to the quarterbacks involved and then get rolling again on Monday with the decision as to how we go,” Kelly said Sunday. A little less than two weeks ago Kelly was announcing Crist as his starter after he beat out Rees in a training camp competition Kelly said at the time that he expected Crist — who’s battled back from two season-ending knee injuries and surgeries — to be the starter for the entire season. It doesn’t look that way now. Kelly said having to go through the quarterback selection process again so soon after the Irish thought they’d found their man was a step backward. Now he’ll be relying on tape to decide who will bestartingthisweek’sgameatMichigan. “Sometimes you want to evaluate: ‘Was it as bad as you thought or was it better than you thought?”’ Kelly said. “You look at film, you get a better understanding of maybe it wasn’t the quarterback’s fault on this play, maybe it was some other factor. ... So it won’t be as much as what they do on the practice field; it’ll be a decision based upon what we saw on film and who we think is the best quarterback right now moving forward.” With USF up16-0, the extended halftime afforded the Irish time to go over some things with Rees, although both teams agreed not to look at video during the break. “It gave us more chance to go over what we were doing and what they were doing against us with Tommy,” Kelly said. “So we spent a good amount of time with him just prepping on him, prepping with him on the plays that we were going to look toward in our menu. So it did give us some time to spend with Tommy.” Rees, who won four games as the starter to close last season after Crist was injured, looked much more comfortable and got the ball out quicker. He completed 24 of 34 passes for 296 yards with a pair of TD passes to Michael Floyd, who finished with 12 catches and passed Jeff Samardzija as the school’s career receptions leader. Rees also had a pair of interceptions, one of which bounced off receiver TJ Jones and deflected into the air — a play that prompted Kelly to get in Jones’ face on the sideline. Rees was also good last season in relief against Tulsa when Crist was hurt. He put up big numbers in that game — 33 of 54 for 334 yards with four TD passes — but also threw a last-second interception in a tough loss. “Tommy goes in there, and the game is not difficult for him. He’s obviously got to get better in a lot of areas, but he doesn’t go into the game and appear at any time to be overwhelmed or anxious. We had some guys that were a little anxious in their first game. He doesn’t have that,” Kelly said. “He’s always seemed very comfortable running out on the field.” Crist led the Irish straight down the field on the first series of thegameagainstUSF,connecting on a 31-yard swing pass to Cierre Wood on the first play and later hitting Floyd for 26 yards. Notre Dame went right to the 1 and was ready to take an early lead when backup tailback Jonas Gray fumbled after a strip by Jerrell Young and Kayvon Webster of South Florida picked it up and went 96 yards for a TD four minutes into the game. It was a stunning swing in a matter of seconds. ary, who handles the kickers), after Lewis missed a couple, I said, ‘Let’s see what Ficken can do,’ and he was in there.” Paterno said Fera will return to action “either this week or next week,” but what role he will have is unknown. Fera was recruited as a kicker but only handled punting duties last season. He spent the offseason working on field goals but has yet to attempt one in a live game for the Lions. Alex Butterworth stepped in at punter on Saturday, averaging 38 yards on three punts, with one being partially blocked. Fera was listed as the backup at both punter and kicker last week.












Some stars gone, but plenty remain

Ream’s goal gives Colonels 1-0 win

A new wave of top-notch players should come to the forefront this season. By DAVE ROSENGRANT

In 2010, the Wyoming Valley Conference consisted of numerous talented seniors with 12 of the 13 Times Leader All-Stars being 12th-graders. The next wave of top-notch players is ready to take over for the 2011 season and there isn’t any drop-off from last year’s group. Where there could be a slight decline in the conference is with the few teams that lost those players moving closer to the rest of the pack in their respective divisions. That’s especially true in Division II where two-time defending champion Lake-Lehman is still the favorite, but every team in the division has closed the gap and will look to knock off the Black Knights. “I think the division is going to be very well-rounded this year,” Meyers coach Jack Nolan said. “I think from top-to-bottom anyone is going to be capable of winning games and anyone can beat anyone. It’s going to be a very competitive division.” AROUND DIVISION I

The race should be tighter this year and not top heavy as it was the last few years with Coughlin and Dallas. The Crusaders and Mountaineers should still be battling it out for the crown this year, but Crestwood is ready to make a charge with many returning starters. Don’t count out Wyoming Valley West either. The Spar-

tans, who only had four wins last season, lost a few close games last season and had a number of injuries to deal with. Hazleton Area should be much improved as well, having been in a similar situation as Valley West with a youthful team last year. AROUND DIVISION II

Wyoming Seminary came on strong late last season, but it wasn’t enough to knock off Lake-Lehman, which only lost once in the regular season and that was to unbeaten Dallas. The Black Knights and Blue Knights should once again be the leaders of the pack, but watch out for Meyers, Holy Redeemer, Tunkhannock and Pittston Area to make charges. The Mohawks and Royals each won nine matches in 2010, while the Tigers posted seven and five wins, respectively. Those four teams all appear much improved from last year, which will make for very interesting races for the championship and playoff berths. AROUND DIVISION III

Much like D-II, Berwick made a run at Hanover Area’s championship but it was a little too late. The race should be closer this season between the two teams and could make for a very interesting second half when they close out the season against each other. Wyoming Area and GAR should be in the middle of the pack, but nearing the top could be a tough task. TOP PLAYERS

Justin Okun, Coughlin: Still only a junior, Okun was a breakout player last season when he had 10 goals and 10 assists. A.J. Krysicki, Crestwood: A

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Wyoming Area’s Michael Kohut, left, and Hanover Area’s James Lukachinsky battle for the ball in a game played Friday.

senior, he was fourth in Division I in scoring last year posting 26 points consisting of 11 goals and four assists. Josh Shilanski, Dallas: The senior forward was a good compliment on offense to the division’s second-leading scorer Chris Scharff as he totaled 10 goals and six assists. Jared Kukosky, Holy Redeemer: He finished fourth in Division II with 35 points (15g, 5a) helping the Royals to their first postseason win in school history. John Butchko, Lake-Lehman: A senior keeper, he is a fouryear starter for the Black Knights and had an outstanding season last year when he only allowed 14 goals in 16 regular season contests. Kyle Venditti, Berwick: He tallied an unheard of 95 points for the Division III Bulldogs last year and is back for his senior season. Austin Bogart, Hanover Area: He was part of a potent onetwo punch for the Hawkeyes his first three years having put up 56 goals, 29 assists and 141 points in those seasons. NEW FACES, NEW PLACES Three new coaches are in place for the season with Guillermo Lara taking over for Justin Vincent at MMI and Pat Upton taking over the reigns at Crestwood for Pasquale Calabrese. The biggest splash was made

by Tunkhannock, who nabbed Mark Stroney. Stroney, who coached successful programs at Abington Heights and LakeLehman in the ’80s and ’90s, replaces Scott Benedict. Stroney, who coached current Lehman coach Mike Kostrobala and coached against Dallas coach Chris Scharff when he was a player, was also a WVC official in between terms. He is excited to be back in the game. “I’m enjoying it. I have shirts I’m wearing that are older than the kids,” Stroney said. “It’s still fun and the game is still the same. It’s still 11 players against 11 players.” NEW SITE

With the Wyoming Seminary football on hiatus this season, the soccer team will benefit. The Blue Knights will play their home games at Nesbitt Field in Kingston. The site is closer to campus than the previous home of Payne-Pettebone, located in Wyoming. Nesbitt, located on Schuyler Street, is a regulation field while Payne-Pettebone was slightly smaller. CIRCLE THE CALENDAR

A few key postseason dates for this season are: District 2 Tournament, Oct. 21 to Nov. 4; PIAA First Round, Nov. 8; PIAA Quarterfinals, Nov. 12; PIAA Semifinals, Nov. 15; PIAA Finals, Nov. 18-19.



Holy Redeemer (2A) Coach: Sal Leggio, 4th season Home Field: Eddie White Field, Plains Twp. 2010 Record: 9-7 Key Players Lost: Dan Geraghty, Steve Ruch, Zach Tomasura, Ronnie May, Jeff Waugh



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Key Players: Jared Kukusky, Sr., MF; Tyler Kukosky, So. D; T.J. Doyle, Sr., D; Robert Wingert, Sr., MF; Pat Duffy, Sr., MF Outlook: One of the biggest postseason upsets in recent history occurred last year when the Royals stunned Dallas in the district tournament. A few of those Redeemer players graduated, but many have returned and are ready to help the team improve on last year’s mark. Coach's Comments: “I have a very good team. If we stay in shape and condition well, I think we are going to be in playoffs and whatever happens, happens.” Lake-Lehman (2A) Coach: Mike Kostrobala, 6th season Home Field: High School 2010 Record: 15-1 (Division II Champion) Key Players Lost: Danny Precone, J.J. Karlowicz, Kevin Cope, Brady Sutliff, Corey Hohol Key Players: Jay Dawsey, Sr., M; John Butchko, Sr., GK; Zach Manganella, Sr., D; Chris Edkins, Jr., MF; Kenny Kocher, Jr., M; Mike Novak, Jr., MF; Kris Konicki, Jr., F; Austin Harry, So., F Outlook: The Black Knights were so deep last year that even though their top two scorers from that team graduated, they are still a favorite for the divisional crown. Coach's Comments: “We want to challenge for division title again and want to three-peat. After that our ultimate goal is to challenge for the district title.” Meyers (A) Coach: Jack Nolan, 6th season Home Field: Gibby Field, Wilkes-Barre 2010 Record: 9-6-1 Key Players Lost: Ross Lavan, Joe DiMaggio, Chris McGavin, T.J. Zelinka Key Players: David Oram, GK, Sr.; Will Trowbridge, Sr., MF; Jon Zionce, Sr., D; Branden Ott, Sr., D; Mike DiMaggio, Jr., D; Mike Kendra, Jr., D; Tommy Levecchio, Jr., D; Cal Lisman, So., MF; Alex Pape, Sr., D; Jesse Macko, Fr. Outlook: The Mohawks are always in the mix when it comes to the race for the division and a berth in the district playoffs. This year won’t be any different. Coach's Comments: “We have good leadership from our senior class and if we stay healthy I’m looking forward to a successful season.” Pittston Area (3A) Coach: Pat O’Boyle, 3rd season Home Field: Pittston Primary Center, Rock Street, Hughestown 2010 Record: 5-9-2 Key Players Lost: none Key Players: Pietro Colella, Sr., F; Chris Musto, Sr., M; Tom Allardyce, Sr., D; Quinn Tracy, Sr., D; Ian Tracy, Jr., MF/F; Jordan Consagra, So., F Outlook: Improving on last year’s mark shouldn’t be a tough task for the Patriots since they have a lot of experience coming back from the team that had three losses by one goal and had two ties. Coach's Comments: “Last year we had some tight games and got zero wins out of it. Being that we’re replacing only three starters from last year, we should be competitive with everybody and hopefully we can win some of those close games.” Tunkhannock (3A) Coach: Mark Stroney, 1st season (16th high school season overall) Home Field: Tewksbury Field, Digger Drive, Tunkhannock 2010 Record: 7-9 Key Players Lost: Gavin Colley, Paul Henn Key Players: Ryan Karnopp, Sr., F; Dean Mirabelli, Jr., MF; Justin Hill, Jr., D; Jacob Hughes, Jr., MF; Zack Daniels, So., GK; Brian Ly, So., MF; Eric Stamer, Fr., D; Aiden Cronin, Fr., MF Outlook: Last year, Tunkhannock was one of the most improved in the entire conference. With an experienced core back and a veteran coach, the Tigers could be near the top of the division. Coach's Comments: “I’m looking for a good stea-

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(State Classification is parenthesis) DIVISION I Coughlin (3A) Coach: Rob Havard, 6th season Home Field: the BOG, Miners Mills 2010 Record: 10-3-1 (District 2 Class 3A champion) Key Players Lost: Justin Coskey, Jake Karavitch, Brian Suchoski, Bobby Sorokas, Jordan Okun, Dan Post Key Players: Justin Okun, Jr., M/F; Pat Malone, F, Jr.; Josh Tarnalicki, D, Jr.; Josh Featherman, Jr., D; Dave Marriggi, So., MF; Joey Tona, Jr., MF; Kyle Grego, Jr., D; Kevin Zingaretti, Sr., MF; Travis Keil, Fr., MF; Teddy Mykulyn, Jr., GK Outlook: The Crusaders lost many key players from last year’s district championship team. But they have a good nucleus returning and should contend for the division and district title once again. Coach's Comments: “Some of the players we lost can’t be replaced, but we return pretty much all of our defense…The potential is there for us to be good, we just have to be consistent.” Crestwood (2A) Coach: Pat Upton, 1st season Home Field: High School 2010 Record: 7-7 Key Players Lost: Ryan Dopko Key Players: Zac Duboff, Sr.; Alex Machalick, Sr.; Ross Gladey, Sr.; AJ Krysicki, Sr.; Kevin Wimpfheimer, Sr.; Seth Skonieczki, Sr.; Steven Rerick, Jr.; Alex Buccholz, So.; Christian Malkemes, So.; John Andrews, So.; Casey Ritsick, So. Outlook: Even though the Comets have gone through a coaching change, they return all but one starter from last year’s squad. With that much returning talent, Crestwood should be near the top of the standings. Coach's Comments: “I have a lot of confidence in our group. We have a good mix of players all the way through. They’re all good kids and work hard. If they continue to work on team chemistry, they’ll have a very successful season.” Dallas (2A) Coach: Chris Scharff, 14th season Home Field: High School 2010 Record: 14-0 (Division I champion) Key Players Lost: Chris Scharff, Christian Pyros, Zach Dutter, Bryan Brown Key Players: Dante DeAngelo, Jr., F; Josh Shilanski, Sr., F; John Murray, Jr., MF; Danny Saba, Jr., MF; Dave Miller, Sr., D/MF; Brian Stepniak, Jr., D; Ryan Koslozki, Jr., GK; Yuri Ackerman, Sr., D; Blake Pertl, So., D; A.J. Nardone, So., MF; Matt Saba, SO., MF/D; Brandon Scharff, So., MF; Zach Goodwin, So., D/MF Outlook: Dallas always has a tough defense. Last season’s D was one for the ages, but Scharff always has his unit rise up. The Mountaineers graduated some key players, but they will once again contend for the division and district title. Coach's Comments: “We lost a lot of seniors and a lot of good players but we had a lot of depth last year and we had a lot of players that either started or saw a lot of playing time. We’re not as experienced as last year and not as star-studded, but we have a number of players back that could have started for a number of teams last year.” Hazleton Area (3A) Coach: Dan Cunningham, 3rd season, 5th overall Home Field: Harman Geist Memorial Field 2010 Record: 2-11-1 Key Players Lost: Cruz Finnecum Key Players: n/a Coach's Comments: n/a Wyoming Valley West (3A) Coach: Charlie Whited, 2nd year Home Field: Spartan Stadium, Kingston 2010 Record: 4-9-1 Key Losses: Dan Milewski, Jeff Grodzki Key Players: Ryan Wisnewski, Jr., MF; Connor Dolan, Sr., MF; Matt Zielen, Sr., F; Eric Whited, Jr., D; Connor Stancavage, Sr., D; Nick Singer, So., MF; Eddie Thomas, So., MF; Jeremy Biagiotti, Sr., D; Zach Patricio, Sr., MF; Brooks Thomas; Donny Engel, Sr., MF; Dan Taren, Fr., F; Chris Jaworski, Sr., GK Outlook: 2010 was much of a rebuilding for the Spartans with a new coach and several new starters, but they still held their own losing four matches by two goals or less. With a year under their belts now, the team is ready to get back into contention. Coach's Comments: “Last year, we had some injuries that were hard to overcome and we didn’t have a scorer. But having those injuries last year we were able to get some younger guys playing time which could help us this year.”

dy improvement as the season progresses. I’m hoping we can play some good attacking soccer and build in numbers from the following year.” Wyoming Seminary (A) Coach: Charles Carrick, 5th season Home Field: Nesbitt Field, Kingston 2010 Record: 11-5 Key Players Lost: Chib Onwunaka, Dylan Lefkowitz Key Players: Austin Shin, Jr., F; Henry Cornell, Jr., MF; Dylan Bassham, Jr., D Outlook: After starting 2010 with a 2-5 record, the Blue Knights went on a run that took them to the District 2 Class A semifinals after 10 straight wins. If they can get off to a good start, a division title could be in the future. Coach's Comments: “I’m pretty excited with the new faces. New students and some key returning students. I think these guys have the potential to make another good run at the playoffs.” DIVISION III Berwick (2A) Coach: Janet Henger, 3rd season Home Field: Crispin Field and Salem Soccer Field, Berwick 2010 Record: 8-8 Key Players Lost: Francisco Romero, Terry Moore, Derek Volkel Key Players: Kyle Venditti, Sr., F; Brandon Dougherty, Sr., M; Brendon Cope, Sr., M; Jeremy Moyer, Sr., D; Edwin Anthony Ramos Ramirez, Sr., M; Corey Travelpiece, Sr., D; Alex Buck, Sr., GK; Kyle Watkins, Sr., D; Julio Ayala, Jr., D; Edgar Guzman, Jr., D; Aldo Mejia, Jr., D; Zach Mitchell, Jr., M; Isaac Moyer, Jr., D; Arlinson Reyes, Jr., F/M; Richard Umana, Jr., F; Ismael Vaquiz, Jr., D; Andrew Woznock, Jr., D; Wilfredo Cruz, So., M; Michael Karchner, So., M; Edgar Junior Ramos Ramirez, So., M; Jacob Benkinney, Fr., F; Luke Henger, Fr., GK; Zachary Klinger, Fr., M; Nathan Kocher, Fr.; Nicholas Oliver, Fr.; Jose Umana, Fr., F Outlook: With Kyle Venditti, who put up insane numbers last year (43g, 9a, 95 pts.) leading the way, the Dawgs will be in contention for the division title. Coach's Comments: “My expectations are to get more possessions, more speed, more accuracy and win more games out of our division. The kids’ expectations are to do it and win more.” GAR (2A) Coach: Len Witczak, 2nd season Home Field: Coal Street Park, Wilkes-Barre 2010 Record: 5-11 Key Players Lost: Steve McCann, Joe Prednis Key Players: Edgar Tapia, Sr., D; Nick Rybitski, Sr., GK; Justin McCarthy, Sr., D; Luke Height, Jr., M Outlook: Witczak is building the program, starting from the bottom. The team got a big victory last year when it knocked off Division 2s Pittston Area. The Grenadiers are headed in the right direction. Coach's Comments: “This year, I think we can pull off a winning season. This year, we have a young team with a lot of 10th graders but they’re very talented and my goal is to win one game more than half. “ Hanover Area (2A) Coach: John Nealon, 4th season Home Field: High School 2010 Record: 12-4 (Division III champion) Key Players Lost: Matt Lukachinsky, Kyle Gavlick, Nick Kruger Key Players: Austin Bogart, Sr., F; Jeff Albert, Sr. F; Danny Tomko, Sr., GK; Aaron Smith, Sr., D; Matt Clements, So., D; Pat Cook, Sr., M Outlook: Being the division’s defending champs, the Hawkeyes are the team to beat until some other group knocks them off. Plus, they return two of their three top scorers from last year in Bogart and Albert. Coach's Comments: “We have another strong

team coming back and a lot of senior leadership with the younger players. So I’m hoping that they can come together as a team and win some games. We would like to defend the championship. We have the team to do it and we just have to show up on game days.” MMI (A) Coach: Guillermo Lara, 1st season Home Field: Community Park 2010 Record: 0-16 Key Players Lost: Joseph Hornak, Alex Sriharsha Key Players: n/a Coach's Comments: n/a Nanticoke (2A) Coach: Mark Matusek, 23rd season Home Field: High School or West Side Park (West Grand Street, Nanticoke) 2010 Record: 2-14 Key Players Lost: Cody Bukoski, Paul Zannetti, Mike Yalch, Brian Zannetti, Chris Holt, Eric Hauer Key Players: Andrew Blank, Jr., D/MF; Adam Lutz, Jr., D/MF; Patrick Duda, So., MF; Dave Stecco, So.; Mike Mihneski, So., D/F; Wiston Goday, Fr., MF; Jake Niewinski, Fr., D/F; Rees Robert Fr., F; Mike Mavus, So., GK Outlook: This could be a trying season for the Trojans, but it could be compared to a team in 2005 that was rebuilding and was winless then came back the next year with a 13-win season. Coach's Comments: “It’s a real young team with no seniors made up of mostly freshmen and sophomores. All I want to do is get these guys to improve individually and as a team because they will all be back next year.” Wyoming Area (2A) Coach: Sam Fuller, 2nd season Home Field: Tenth Street Elementary School, Wyoming 2010 Record: 8-8 Key Players Lost: Mark Bulgelholl, Ian Scrobola Key Players: Christopher Bone, Sr., F; Nate Brague, Sr., F; Michael Kohut, Sr., D; Sean O’Malley, Sr., D; Aaron Carter, So., GK Outlook: Losing Bulgelholl, who scored 27 goals, is a big loss for the team, but Bone and Brague had their share of offense last year as well. If a few more players can step up and help those two returners, the Warriors should improve on last year’s mark. Coach's Comments: “We had some close games last year. If we win some of those close games, we should easily reach 10 or 11 wins. I think with a solid defense and good goalkeeping, we should do well. If our offense can get some chemistry together and get some goals, I think we can have a good season.”

EDWARDSVILLE – Ashley Ream scored the lone goal to propel the Wilkes field hockey team to a 1-0 shutout victory over Arcadia in the consolation game of the Colonel Classic. Wilkes’ (1-1) game-winning goal came off a penalty corner at 55:39. A shot went off of Aliya Frankel’s stick to an open Ream. The sophomore then put it home past Knights keeper Sarah Baumgardner to seal the Lady Colonel victory. Dallas alum Lindsey Davenport finished with 12 saves to record the shutout. Misericordia 7, Albright 0

Courtney Thomas (Dallas) recorded a hat trick to lead Misericordia field hockey team to its first win of the season. Hannah Harvey, Alison Sacco and Katlyn Gabrielle (Coughlin) scored their first collegiate goals. Haley Ellis added a goal. Kelsey DeBruyne had three assists for the Cougars (1-2). Ramapo 5, King’s 4

Ramapo opened a 4-1 second-half lead and held on for a victory over King’s on the final day of the Black Eyed Susan Invitational in Owings Mills, Md. Meyers graduate Jenera Quinones netted three goals in the game for King’s. Fellow

Mohawk alum Abby McManus chiped in with a goal and an assist. McManus closed the gap to within one with 1:13 to play but the Lady Monarchs (2-1) were unable to force overtime in the closing seconds. In goal, the Monarchs’ Megan Withrow played 51 minutes and allowed three goals. Pittston Area grad Brittany Naylor yielded two scores in 18 minutes of play.

WOMEN’S SOCCER Misericordia 1, York 0

Berwick graduate Ashley DiPippa scored the only goal of the game midway through the first half to lead Misericordia women’s soccer team to a win at York. Jess Anderson earned the shutout to pick up her first collegiate win in goal. Arcadia 4, Wilkes 0

Sara Volk-Perez scored two goals to lead Arcadia to a win over Wilkes in the championship of the Haverford College Kick-Off Classic Sunday afternoon. The Knights held a 20-9 shot advantage and collected six corner kicks to Wilkes’ one attempt. Sam Lindo made one save in net for Wilkes, splitting time with Hayley Kay, who posted five saves in relief.


Rain forces race to Tuesday The Associated Press

HAMPTON, Ga. — NASCAR has postponed its race at Atlanta Motor Speedway because of heavy rain. The AdvoCare 500 will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Any hopes of running the race Sunday night ended when another line of showers moved through the area about 9:30 p.m. — two hours after the scheduled start, and just as crews were finishing up their effort to get the track


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dry for a late-night start. NASCAR says there’s no chance to get the race in Monday. The forecast calls for 4 to 5 inches of rain and possibly severe weather -- including tornados -- as remnants of Tropical Storm Lee move through the Atlanta area.

Boise State couldn’t do this if it had to play an SEC schedule. The Broncos are only good if they have extra time to prepare Continued from Page 1B for an opponent. And on and on. orgia defense in typical Kellen Boise State did it again. fashion. He moved just enough to avoid the rush, he found the They’ve exposed that argument again. Exposed the haopen man, he took what the ters as just that. They’ve quietdefense gave him. ed some doubters and enraged “They just beat us tonight. some others. They were better than we Yes, the Broncos did it again. were. I understand that and the And if everything goes just players understand that,” Geright, the Broncos might find orgia coach Mark Richt said. themselves ending the year Will everyone else be as against another SEC team in understanding? The Broncos another SEC city. New Orare sure to face the same critleans, anyone? icism that has been leveled at the program for years, ever since it began busting the BCS. Brian Murphy is a columnist for the This Georgia team is down. The Idaho Statesman.












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Once again this week we are going to have above average rainfall and some of the rain will come from what was once tropical storm Lee. A northerly wind developing today behind a cold front will help to promote more rain as humid, tropical air streams northward at high levels. Indeed we’ll have showers today along the frontal boundary with rain tonight and possibly again tomorrow. By Wednesday morning another inch of rain is possible and no doubt your lawn will be another inch higher. - Tom Clark











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NEWS FOR VETERANS KINGSTON: A special meeting of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 102 will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 283, 757 Wyoming Ave., across from Thomas’ Supermarket. The meeting on Sept. 15 has been canceled.

Felittese Italian Festival begins Friday in Old Forge

Trip planned to Pulaski Day Parade Council 21 of the Polish Union of USA will sponsor its annual bus trip to Philadelphia on Oct. 2 to participate in the Pulaski Day Parade festivities. The observances are held in honor the late General Casimir Pulaski and to celebrate Polish American Heritage month. There will be a Mass at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral Basilica, a light luncheon, a memorial tribute to Pulaski, and reserved seating for the parade. Pulaski is a native of Warsaw, Poland, and was known as the ‘Father of the American Cavalry.’ The bus will depart from the Polish Union headquarters, 53-59 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. For more information, call the Polish Union of USA, 53-59 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, or call 823-161 1. Council members, seated, are Chris Pagoda and Bill Giebus, co-chairs of the trip. Standing: Bernard Kolodziej, president, and Charlotte L. Androckitis, CEO and national secretary of the Polish Union of USA.

The Felittese Association of Old Forge will have its annual festival in honor of its patron saint, Our Lady of Constantinople, Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the chapel grounds, 146 Third St., Old Forge. The festival will begin with a ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Richard Fox giving the opening blessing. Entertainment includes ‘The Cadillacs’ Friday, ‘Gold Dust’ Saturday and ‘The Poets’ Sunday. The Feast Day of Our Lady of Constantinople will be honored with a Mass celebrated by Fox at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Prince of Peace Parish, 127 W. Grace St., Old Forge. The procession with the statue of Our Lady of Constantinople will begin at the church and proceed to the grounds of Our Lady’s Chapel on Third Street in Old Forge. Sunday’s festival opens at noon with a special tribute to Sept. 1 1, 2001, at 5 p.m. There will be a variety of homemade foods served, themed baskets and Italian clothing available. Admission is free. For more information call the Felittese Association at 457-3499. Generations of Felittese descendants conduct this festival and procession in Old Forge and Felitto, Italy, a Province of Salerno, on the same weekend. Organizing the event, first row, are Connie Genova, Louis Mazza, Marie Mordent, Jim Minella, and Joanna Reviello. Second row: Christina Mordente, Robert De Layo, Ted Giglio, and Jo Ann Graziano.

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Kauffman recognized as top student in Fort Rucker class Warrant Officer Kaete Kauffman has completed the warrant officer commissioning course at Fort Rucker, Alabama. She was recognized as the second-ranked academics student and was the top physical fitness achiever in her class. Kauffman was selected as one of three class leaders for her course at Fort Rucker and was executive officer of her class as well as three others. She is serving in the active reserve following a 12 month assignment in Iraq. She is a graduate of Crestwood High School and Thomas Edison State College, and is a graduate student in the geographic information systems program at Penn State. She lives in Tampa, Fla., and is on temporary assignment in Maryland with the Army. At the ceremony, Kauffman was pinned by her parents, George and Maggie Kauffman, Sugarloaf.

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PLAINS TWP.: Plains American Legion Auxiliary Unit 558 will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the legion hall. New members are invited to join. The 2012 membership drive is underway. Dues are being accepted and cost $12. SWOYERSVILLE: Catholic War Veterans Memorial Post 1601 will meet at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Swoyersville American Legion, Shoemaker Street. Commander Donald Rakus will preside. The CWV Home Association’s session will follow with President John Tobias presiding. WILKES-BARRE: Ruth Gonzalez, veterans’ employment rep from the Wilkes-Barre CareerLink, will be at the Luzerne County Veterans Affairs office, 77 Water St., from 11:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. She will assist veterans with unemployment job searches, resumes, local jobs, state civil service, federal job opportunities, education, training and more. No appointment is necessary.

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