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DEVASTATION IN JAPAN Country reels as deaths skyrocket, blazes rage and the threat of a nuclear disaster looms



IWAKI, Japan — Cooling systems failed at another nuclear reactor on Japan’s devastated coast Sunday, hours after an explosion at a nearby unit made leaking radiation, or even outright meltdown, the central threat to the country following a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. Japan’s top government spokesman says a partial meltdown likely is under way at a second reactor and that radiation at the nuclear plant briefly rose above legal limit. He said fuels rods were M O R E briefly exposed at that reac- I N S I D E tor. The Japanese govern- For more coverage ment initially said radiation on the devastation in Japan, see emanating from the plant Pages 8A, 9A, appeared to have decreased 10A after Saturday’s blast, which produced a cloud of white smoke that obscured the complex. But the danger was grave enough that officials pumped seawater into the reactor to avoid disaster and moved 170,000 people from the area. Japan’s nuclear safety agency then reported an emergency at another reactor unit, the third in the complex to have its cooling systems malfunction. To try to release pressure from the overheating reactor, authorities released steam that likely contained small amounts of radiation, the government said.

Here are some ways to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and others throughout the Pacific: AMERICAN RED CROSS — U.S. mobile phone users can text REDCROSS to 90999 to add $10 automatically to your phone bill. Or visit or call 1-800RED-CROSS. INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS — Sending relief teams and supplies to the area. Call 1-800-4814462, or visit http:// SAVE THE CHILDREN — The relief effort providing food, medical care and education to children is accepting donations through mobile phones by texting JAPAN to 20222 to donate $10. People can also call 1-800-728-3843 during business hours or visit to donate online. GLOBAL GIVING — The nonprofit that works through grassroots efforts says Americans can text JAPAN to 50555 to give $10 through their phone bill. Or visit INTERACTION — The group is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations and lists many ways to help on its site, NETWORK FOR GOOD — The aggregator of charities has a list of programs and ways to donate to relief efforts. Visit WORLD VISION — The Christian humanitarian organization focuses on children, aiming to lessen the emotional and psychological damage that many children suffer during crises. To donate, visit

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Nightmare at a nuclear plant By MARI YAMAGUCHI and JEFF DONN Associated Press


A woman embraces her grandchild as they were reunited at a shelter in Natori, Miyagi, northern Japan Saturday following Friday’s catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.

TOKYO — Inside the troubled nuclear power plant, officials knew the risks were high when they decided to vent radioactive steam from a severely overheated reactor vessel. They knew a hydrogen explosion could occur, and it did. The decision still trumped the worst-case alternative — total nuclear meltdown. At least for the time being. The chain of events started Friday when a magnitude-8.9 earthquake and tsunami severed electricity to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex 170 miles (270 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo, crippling its cooling system. Then, backup power did not kick in See NUCLEAR, Page 8A

Crime scene discovered in Pittston Authorities investigating trail of blood beneath the Water Street Bridge.


PITTSTON -- Local and state authorities are investigating an apparent crime scene discovered Saturday morning beneath the Water Street Bridge. Authorities found a stripe of


blood about 6 inches wide crossing a concrete footpath in Riverfront Park. The trail of blood led across the path and disappeared into the soaked ground on the bank of the Susquehanna River. Luzerne County District Attorney Jackie Musto Carroll said her office is assisting Pittston City and state police in “investigating what appears to be a crime scene under the Water Street Bridge.” She was with investigators at the state police barracks in

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Wyoming nearly 12 hours after the initial report to counJackie Musto ty 911 by a Carroll passerby Luzerne County D.A. calling on a cell phone who discovered the blood stains. “There’s nothing that has changed,” said Musto Carroll. “We’re treating it as a crime scene.”

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Two police officers returned to the scene around 7:40 p.m. and used flashlights to search the area. They declined to comment on what they were looking for. The scene is a few blocks from Gabriel House, a former convent and school on William Street converted into transitional housing for women. Musto Carroll declined to say whether that was part of the inSee CRIME, Page 12A

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Community sighs with relief With a Susquehanna River crest lower than expected, flood damage is comparatively light.


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ship. West Pittston also closed parts of Susquehanna Avenue. West Pittston Mayor Bill Goldsworthy said the road was back open early Saturday morning after crews were dispatched to hose down and clean up the road at 4:30 a.m. No additional damage was reported in the borough, Goldsworthy said. In Shickshinny, Shickshinny Creek stayed within its banks, but basements in several homes near the creek took on water from seepage, Mayor Beverly Moore said. Moore said the borough got lucky, because homes along the unprotected riverside begin to flood when the river reaches 28 feet, but that residents in the flood plain were well prepared for potential inundation. “I am extremely proud that all the

The Susquehanna River spared most of the Wyoming Valley Friday, receding just before the brink at which low-lying areas begin to flood. The river in Wilkes-Barre crested at 27.55 feet at 11 p.m. Friday, according to the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center in State College. The river had receded to 25.49 feet at 8:45 p.m. Saturday. It is expected to drop to flood stage of 22 feet by 11 a.m. today and continue a steady decline over the next few days. River flooding closed the northbound lane of Route 11 near Route 29 in West Nanticoke, Plymouth Town- See FLOOD, Page 11A


Ode to a toilet: Tanks for being there on lawn



A home and van in Hunlock Township rest in the flood waters. While water reached some properties, the river’s expected crest was lower than expected.


Two shades of green Scranton and Wilkes-Barre events differ greatly


The Hudson Valley Regional Police Pipes and Drums were just one of many entrants in the Scranton St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday.


The Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade, seen here in 2010, is a family-friendly event, according to Mayor Thomas Leighton.

each other. Still the differences in the economic impacts are t could be the size of the parades, it could be the days on which stark. •The While many Scranton they’re held or it just could be that the folks on the hit television Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day hotels require two-night will get show “The Office” are right on when they say “There ain’t no party parade minimum stays and were under way at 2 booked solid Friday and p.m. today. like a Scranton party cause a Scranton party don’t stop.” Saturday nights, no WilkesBarre hotel was able to hang the “no vacancy” sign out this weekend. Whatever the case, today’s 31st annual St. from Saturday – where it was often overshadGenetti’s Best Western’s corporate adminisPatrick’s Day Parade in Wilkes-Barre will not owed by the larger Scranton parade -- to Sunday create the economic boon seen Saturday in was done for several reasons. Chief among them trative assistant Sam Wagner said the 72-room hotel along Market Street had plenty of availScranton when that city held its 50th annual was to make the event more family-friendly. able rooms this weekend. Other than the hotel’s event. “And it’s worked,” she said. restaurant, Oyster, overall business is not affectFor some in Wilkes-Barre, that’s just fine. Crowds are larger now and it gives WilkesLore Majikes, the city’s special events coorBarre residents a chance to attend both parades, ed by either parade. dinator, said the decision seven years ago by something that in previous years was tough to Mayor Thomas Leighton to change the parade do because the events were held within hours of See PARADES, Page 7A ANDREW M. SEDER



First-time spectators enjoy show Scranton’s parade is considered the second largest St. Patrick’s day event in U.S. By JOHN KRISPIN

SCRANTON – Tens of thousands of green-clad area residents gathered in downtown Scranton Saturday to celebrate the 50th Annual Scranton St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Just before noon, the parade began on Wyoming Avenue near Mulberry Street and marched its way around the courthouse

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square. Francis Shovlin, 26, of Philadelphia and formerly of Wilkes-Barre, who annually celebrates the Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day, which will be held today, finally found his way to Scranton’s event. “This is great,’’ Shovlin said. . “I always heard how fun it was to come and stay after the parade at the local bars. It’s pretty crowded but everybody is having a good JASON RIEDMILLER/FOR THE TIMES LEADER

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Victorian High Wheelers entertain the crowd.

he puns run like a leaky toilet. Why would Fairview Township resident Kevin Engler put a scarlet toilet on his lawn? Maybe it’s in loo of something else. Perhaps he’s planning on hosting a lawn potty. Or he might want to christen his yard the W.C. Fields. Maybe he believes this particular model is a super bowl. Or that putting it out for all to see makes him Johnny on the spot. One thing is clear, other community residents were throne for a loop. They saw red. They tried to tank the display, but the zoning board had no law to handle such a situation. Now Engler may be leaving it there just because he can. Regardless, after the township zoning board ruled in his favor, Engler was clearly flush with success, while opponents were just sewer losers. And those are just the ones suitable for a family newspaper. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the negative reaction some people might have if they saw this thing pop up across the street or down the block. I don’t think I’d be bugged enough to go to the zoning board or city council, at least as long as the toilet was kept clean and free of vermin. A toilet may represent the most unsavory scatological aspects of society, it also represents a key reason we don’t suffer from numerous diseases in crowded cities, or need to endure malodorous breezes wafting from backyard outhouses on hot summer days. Besides, paint a toilet bright red and put it in a modern museum, and half the critics will probably dub you a creative genius even as the other half call you as uninspired as a mundane bathroom fixture. There is also the thought that, if a person wants a crimson toilet in his yard, there may be deeper issues at work in the neighborhood. An underappreciated cultural icon One expects this will all disappear eventually. It’s a little hard to believe the toilet will stay on the lawn forever, even if no one manages to criminalize the display by, say, passing an ordinance that makes the township less, er, a-commode-ating. (Sorry). But with a little effort, it could become an homage to an underappreciated cultural icon, a testimony to our appreciation of indoor plumbing and underground sewer lines that allow us to relieve in warm privacy. Heck, it could even become a tourist attraction, though I can see how neighbors might prefer it be relocated to a place less residential. The picture of a bright red porcelain pot sitting prominently on Engler’s lawn reminded me of a poem my eldest brother wrote in a fit of inspiration during his Boy Scout days. He penned it in one of the many wooden stalls of the latrine at Camp St. Andrew decades ago. Engler could have it inscribed on a bronze plaque mounted to the tank. Ode to a toilet. When all my other friends are gone, I could always count on this old john. It stood here daily a steadfast friend Always ready to tend my end. Here I came in times of pain And found relief from the awful strain It may be cold and hard to touch But what other friend would do as much? So take good care of this old pot, And give these words some serious thought. For a friend in need is a friend in need. But a toilet is a friend, indeed. Call Mark Guydish at 829-7161 or e-mail



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Participants balance balls during a Jugglers’ festival in Dresden, Germany on Saturday.


Spy chief term extended


akistan’s government will extend the term of the country’s powerful spy chief, the CIA’s main partner in the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban and a major player in the country’s policies toward Afghanistan, an official said Saturday. Lt. Gen. Ahmad Shuja Pasha has headed the Inter Services Intelligence, or the ISI, since 2008. The ISI and the army — rather than the civilian government — formulate Pakistan’s foreign and defense policies, especially concerning Afghanistan and India. The agency has significant influence over domestic political developments. Defense Minister Ahmad Mukhtar told reporters Pasha would stay on as ISI chief when his term expires March 18, but he did not say how long the extension would be. Media reports in recent days suggested he will get a one or two-year extension.












RAS LANOUF, Libya — The world moved a step closer to a decision on imposing a no-fly zone over Libya but Moammar Gadhafi was swiftly advancing Saturday on the poorly equipped and loosely organized rebels who have seized much of the country. Gadhafi’s forces pushed the frontline miles deeper into rebel territory and violence erupted at the front door of the opposition stronghold in eastern Libya, where an Al-Jazeera cameraman slain in an ambush became the first journalist killed in the nearly month-long conflict.

In Cairo, the Arab League asked the U.N. Security Council to impose a no-fly zone to protect the rebels, increasing pressure on the U.S. and other Western powers to take action that most have expressed deep reservations about. In surprisingly swift action and aggressive language, the 22-member Arab bloc said after an emergency meeting that the Libyan government had “lost its sovereignty.” It asked the United Nations to “shoulder its responsibility ... to impose a no-fly zone over the movement of Libyan military planes and to create safe zones in the places vulnerable to airstrikes.” Western diplomats have said Arab and African approval was necessary before the Security Council voted on imposing a no-fly zone, which would be imposed by NATO nations to protect civilians from air attack by


An anti-Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi rebel, fires an RPG against pro-Gadhafi warplanes at a desert road between Agela and Ras Lanouf town, eastern Libya, Saturday.

Gadhafi’s forces. The U.S. and many allies have expressed deep reservations about the effectiveness of a nofly zone, and the possibility it could drag them into another messy conflict in the Muslim world.

Gen. Abdel-Fattah Younis, the country’s interior minister before defecting, told The Associated Press that Gadhafi’s forces had driven further into rebel territory than at any time since the opposition seized control of the east.

Bus returning from Connecticut casino is sheared in half after slamming into pole on NYC interstate. About 20 passengers injured.

Forces kill 6 during protest

Yemeni security forces killed six people Saturday and wounded hundreds in the second day of a harsh crackdown on anti-government protests, witnesses said. One of the dead was a 15-year-old student. The assault with gunfire and tear gas was the toughest yet by the Yemeni government in a month of protests aimed at unseating President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been in power for 32 years. The violence began with a pre-dawn raid on a central square in the capital, Sanaa, where thousands of pro-democracy protesters have been camped out. COVINGTON, KY.

Drifting eatery rescue made

Firefighters rigged a makeshift gangplank of ladders to safely rescue 83 people, including former Cincinnati Bengals star Cris Collinsworth, from a floating restaurant that broke free from its dockside mooring on the rain-swollen Ohio River, authorities said Saturday. Covington Fire Department Capt. Chris Kiely said Jeff Ruby’s Waterfront restaurant drifted about 85 to 100 yards downriver to a towering bridge nearby but a rear mooring line held it firmly as nervous dinner patrons awaited rescue. “Luckily the people on the boat called,” he said. Kiely said some of those aboard for a night of dining on the popular floating restaurant called emergency authorities for help when the restaurant shifted and broke away after 10 p.m. Friday. He said the river was in a mild flood stage after recent winter storms.

Pro-union supporters fight back

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He said they were about 50 miles (77 kilometers) past the fiercely contested oil port of Ras Lanouf and about 25 miles (40 kilometers) outside Brega, the site of a major oil terminal. Fewer rebel supporters were seen by an Associated Press reporter further east, suggesting morale had taken a hit as the momentum shifted. Outside the rebel stronghold of Benghazi deep in opposition territory, Al-Jazeera cameraman Ali Hassan al-Jaber was killed in what the pan-Arab satellite station described as an ambush. Correspondent Baybah Wald Amhadi said the crew’s car came under fire from the rear as it returned from an assignment south of Benghazi. Al-Jaber was shot three times in the back and a fourth bullet hit another correspondent near the ear and wounded him, Amhadi said.

Thousands march on Wisconsin state Capitol despite cuts by governor.


The North Dakota Highway Patrol says about 800 people have been rescued from vehicles stuck on ice-slicked roads and in drifting snow after a blizzard struck the state, creating whiteout conditions. Lt. Jody Skogen says only minor injuries have been reported after pileups and crashes that left more than 500 cars abandoned on roads. The town of Medina has seen its population of 335 double with 400 stranded drivers who were brought to a church and school there. North Dakota National Guard spokesman Capt. Dan Murphy says 70 soldiers used military trucks that could plow through huge snow drifts to collect scores of stranded drivers and take them "to any warm building that was available."

Arab League backs no-fly zone in Libya Journalist killed as Gadhafi’s troops rapidly advance on rebels.

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Emergency personnel investigate the scene of a bus crash on Interstate-95 in the Bronx borough of New York Saturday. Thirteen people died when the bus, returning to New York from a casino in Connecticut, flipped onto its side.

14 die in tour bus crash By JIM FITZGERALD and TOM HAYS Associated Press

NEW YORK — A tour bus returning from a casino at daybreak scraped along an interstate guard rail, tipped on its side and slammed into a pole that sheared it nearly end to end, leaving a jumble of bodies and twisted metal along Interstate 95. Fourteen passengers were killed. The bus had just reached the outskirts of New York City on a journey from the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut when the crash happened. The driver told police he lost control trying to avoid a swerving tractor-trailer. As many as 20 passengers were treated at area hospitals. Seven were in critical condition, according to police. Several were in surgery later in the day. The crash happened at 5:35 a.m., with some of the 31 passengers still asleep. The bus scraped along the guard rail for 300 feet, toppled and crashed into the support pole for a highway sign indicating the exit for the Hutchinson Parkway. The pole knifed through the bus front to back along the window line, peeling the roof off all the way to the back tires.

Most people aboard were hurled to the the bus’ left, although it was unclear front of the bus on impact, fire chief Ed- whether the two vehicles touched. Kelly said both the bus and the rig were ward Kilduff said. The southbound lanes of the highway both moving at “a significant rate of were closed for hours while emergency speed.” Limo driver Homer Martinez hapworkers tended to survivors and repened on the scene momoved bodies. ments after the wreck and Chung Ninh, 59, told The saw other drivers sprinting New York Times and NY1 “People were from their cars to assist the News that he had been saying, ’Oh my asleep in his seat, then sudGod. Oh my God,’ injured. “People were saying, ’Oh denly found himself hangmy God. Oh my God,’ holding upside-down from his holding their ing their hands on their seat belt, surrounded by the hands on their heads,” Martinez said. “I dead and screaming. One saw people telling other man bled from a severed heads.’’ arm. Homer Martinez people not to go there, ’You Ninh said when he tried to Spectator don’t want to see this.”’ Firefighters and medics help one bloodied woman, were on the scene quickly, the driver told him to stop, because she was dead. “Forget this one. running to the vehicle with bags and Help another one,” he said the driver told stretchers, he said. “I see a lot of accidents. I’ve even seen him. He said he and other passengers who were able climbed out through a sky- accidents happen. But I’ve never seen anything like this,” Martinez said. light. The southbound lanes of I-95 were still New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said police were still looking closed Saturday afternoon. The wreck alfor the truck, which did not stop after the so closed the northbound side of the crash. He said the truck was in a lane to highway, but those lanes reopened.

MADISON, Wis. — Thousands of pro-labor protesters undeterred by the success of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to cut public workers’ collective bargaining rights marched at the state’s Capitol on Saturday, vowing to refocus their fight on future elections. Walker signed the plan into law Friday, capping a week of political maneuvering that brought a swift end to a standoff that saw tens of thousands of demonstrators converge on the state’s capitol and 14 Democratic senators flee to Illinois in an ultimately failed attempt to block the legislation. Throngs of protesters gathered Saturday outside a convention center where 13 of the senators made their first public appearance in Madison since ending their self-imposed exile, yelling "Fab 14, our heroes!" Before marching around the Capitol with demonstrators, Senator Spencer Coggs of Milwaukee said Walker had forced Republicans into “walking the plank” by passing the law. He and the others said they also planned to shift their energies toward recall efforts already under way against eight GOP colleagues. Some of the Democrats also are facing recall efforts. Walker’s plan has spurred a national debate over labor rights and its passage is key to Republicans who have targeted unions in efforts to cut government spending across the country. But labor leaders promise to use the setback to fire up members and mount a major counterattack against Republicans at the ballot box in 2012. Dozens of farmers who paraded through the streets on tractors were among those supporting union workers Saturday. They drew cheers as they pumped their fists in the air and displayed signs such as "Planting the seeds for a big season of recalls." Tod Pulvermacher of Bear Valley towed a manure spreader carrying a sign that read, "Walker’s bill belongs here."

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Man contests verdict Maddon Curry to run for county council in sex assault of child Times Leader Staff


sons would not have been satisfied as to the defendant’s guilt,” court papers say. As a result, Campas said through his attorney, charges should be dismissed. If charges are not dismissed, court papers say, Campas requested a modification to his sentence that he not be deemed a sexually violent predator, as he was at the time of his sentencing. Campas said his lengthy prison sentence should also be shortened because “said sentence was manifestly excessive in violation of the defendant’s rights under the United States Constitution…” Luzerne County Judge David Lupas, who sentenced Campas, said he will give Campas an additional 30 days to file any other court papers and requests before making a decision. At the time of his sentencing, Campas said he maintained his innocence in regards to assaulting the girl, who was 5 at the time. Campas said he does not have an explanation as to what happened other than that the girl’s family was seeking “justice and revenge” and that prosecutors had nothing to “corroborate what happened in this case.” Campas was charged in September 2008 after, police said, he sexually assaulted the girl from January 2006 to September 2008. The girl testified at the February 2010 trial that Campas would touch her private areas and used an anatomically correct doll to demonstrate the acts.

WILKES-BARRE – A city man sentenced last month to 17 to 34 years in state prison on charges he sexually assaulted a young girl over a two-year period said in court papers filed this week he should be given a new trial or charges against him should be thrown out. John Campas, 30, of Oak Street, who was sentenced on charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault of a child, indecent assault of a person younger than 13, corruption of minors, indecent assault and endangering the welfare of children, as well as two unrelated counts of criminal trespassing and simple assault, made the request in court papers filed by his attorney, Demetrius Fannick. Campas was found guilty of the sexual assault-related charges at a trial in February 2010 and pleaded guilty to the two unrelated charges at the time of his sentencing. Campas, who was found not guilty of the more serious charges, including rape of a child, said he should be given a new trial because evidence presented by prosecutors was “unreliable and contradictory” and that the verdict was based on speculation. “The evidence supporting the verdict was so weak and inconclu- Sheena Delazio, a Times Leader staff sive that a jury of reasonable per- writer, may be reached at 829-7235.


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The state Department of Labor & Industry is encouraging public comment on Pennsylvania’s vocational rehabilitation services during a series of meetings scheduled statewide. Hosted by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation’s Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services and Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, a meeting will be held on March 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the conference



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“We don’t receive much extra business from them,â€? he said. Wagner acknowledged that while the Scranton parade serves as a homecoming event for city natives, that doesn’t seem to be the case in Wilkes-Barre. There are other differences, too. Crowds of revelers line the downtown Scranton sidewalks from dawn until, well, almost the next dawn. Wilkes-Barre’s downtown is busy for a Sunday but nothing close to the Black Friday-like scene that plays out in Scranton. To give an idea of just how businesses in both cities view the parade days, Jason Mellhorn said the Hardware Bar in Scranton more than tripled its staff to 100 and had its best day of the year, by far. Mellhorn, who serves as a regional director for Kamionka Entertainment Group, which operates the Hardware Bar in both Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, as well as three other downtown WilkesBarre bars, said two of those Wilkes-Barre bars will be closed today. He said the Bourbon Street CafĂŠ will do a “good business for a Sundayâ€? but nowhere near one of its best days of the year. He said the

same can likely be said for Mulligan’s, which will be open for its first St. Patrick’s Day. Mellhorn said Reflex and The Wilkes-Barre Hardware Bar will be closed today even after the parade winds down and revelers are looking for a place to drink a Guinness. Parade day preparations for the two Kamionka-owned establishments in Wilkes-Barre have been ongoing for two weeks. In Scranton, “we’ve been preparing for six weeks,� Mellhorn said. He said the reason is simple. “(Scranton) is a much, much bigger parade,� Mellhorn said. He got his first taste last March and said in all of his years of planning events for establishments, what he experienced was unlike anything he’s ever seen. “Typically you see a light at the end of the tunnel, but with that parade, it’s darkness until 2 a.m.,� Mellhorn said. He said people begin lining up at 9 a.m. Saturday and are in line when the bars close at 2 a.m. Sunday. He said it’s this drinking-allday atmosphere that brings the crowds and also why WilkesBarre’s parade doesn’t do the same. “You can’t be drinking all day Sunday, people have to get up Monday and go to work,� Mellhorn said. He said that fact, maybe more than any other, is the key difference between the attendance disparities



“Both cities get the best of both worlds.�

between the two parades. While WilkesBarre’s parade draws estimated crowds of between 10,000 and 20,000, the Brian Urbanas Scranton parade Co-owner of Bart & Urby’s draws an estimated crowd of 100,000. And that’s fine with Majikes, and downtown business owners, if the difference is an alcohol-fueled day of revelry versus a family-friendly event. She said no businesses have complained to her about the change in parade days in WilkesBarre and noted that now those businesses are getting their typically strong Saturday crowds and a better-than-usual Sunday one, too. Brian Urbanas, co-owner of Bart & Urby’s bar and restaurant on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre, said he appreciated the move of Wilkes-Barre’s parade day from Saturday to Sunday. He said plenty of people still come down to Wilkes-Barre Saturday night and today he’ll see his




best single-day sales of the year. Bart & Urby’s stopped offering Sunday hours a while back, Urbanas said, “because Sundays are so dead in Wilkes-Barre.� Thanks to the parade, not only is the venue open today, but it will open at 10 a.m. and already has every seat in the house reserved. Frank Rodano, owner of his namesake bar and restaurant on Public Square, said each year the parade draws larger crowds and he enjoys the fact that Wilkes-Barre’s parade day doesn’t mirror the scene in Scranton. “It starts off as more of a family day and then it becomes a big party,� Rodano said of the WilkesBarre event. “Saturday, in Scranton, is mostly a party.� He said Wilkes-Barre should be proud of what its parade day has become and shouldn’t try to compare it to Scranton’s version. “Do I want to start earlier and be like Scranton? No way,� Rodano said. “I like the way it’s working now. We’re busy all day. We couldn’t get much busier.� Urbanas said the city got it right when it changed parade days. He said the Scranton parade

drew the best bagpipers, the best bands and the biggest crowd of any parade in the state. He said rather than having the best of the rest in Wilkes-Barre, now those performers can march in both parades. “Both cities get the best of both worlds,� Urbanas said. And while he agrees the WilkesBarre parade has plenty of familyfriendly events, he said things can get a bit rowdy. “We have out fair share of debauchery,� Urbanas said with a laugh. The big downtown Scranton hotels are the big winners this weekend. Lori Rupp, director of sales and marketing at the Hilton Scranton Hotel and Conference Center, said the hotel booked every one of its 175 rooms more than two weeks ago while requiring a minimum two-night stay. “It’s Economics 101,� she said. “Supply and demand.� Rupp said a waiting list was created for those keeping their fingers crossed that reservations were cancelled at the last minute. The hotel has plenty of busy weekends throughout the year, including graduation day for the Uni-

versity of Scranton, the running of the Steamtown Marathon and NASCAR races at Pocono. But this weekend tops them all when it comes to overall money brought in. From hotel rooms, to food, drink and the $10 cover charge for the entertainment area at the center, Rupp said it’s the establishment’s best day of the year. “Retailers have Black Friday, this is ours. It’s Green Saturday,� she said. Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel General Manager Michael Kearney called this weekend in Scranton “indefinable.� “It’s a don’tmiss event,� he said. The hotel sold out each of its146 rooms this weekend, but Kearney noted that 80-90 percent of guests are local residents who don’t want to drink and drive, so they stay downtown overnight. And while this year’s Scranton parade day is all over except for the cleanup and the recovery, next year’s parade day is already on people’s minds. Kearney said about 20 percent of the Radisson’s weekend guests will likely make reservations for next year’s parade weekend when they check out today.




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Student can ‘feel’ effect of the quake Ikufumi Takemura, who attends Wilkes University, has family living in Japan. By MATT HUGHES


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WILKES-BARRE – Ikufumi Takemura was in the bathroom brushing his teeth Saturday morning. He felt dizzy, and moments later hit the floor, chipping his tooth. As he stumbled back into his bedroom, he turned on the television. That was the first time Takemura, of Saitama, Japan, learned of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck his homeland early Saturday morning. A coincidence? Maybe, Takemura said. The 25-year-old Wilkes University senior said that at first, he didn’t realize the extent of the destruction the massive earthquake, the largest to strike Japan in 100 years. Japan often has earthquakes, he said, so he didn’t take the reports very seriously, but as he watched the aftermath of the tremors and tsunami on television, he knew this was no ordinary earthquake. Takemura contacted his mother in Saitama prefecture, which borders Tokyo to the north, via Skype, an internet-telephone program. After confirming his family was safe, his thoughts turned to his friends, some of them living closer to quake’s epicenter in the northern Tohoku region of Japan. “One of them is living near from the seismic center,” Takemura said. “I was worried about him and other friends, but I knew (my) life-line was stopped after earthquake.” He was relieved when e-mails to his friends in Japan were returned, he said, but the images of destruction he watched on American and Japanese television made it hard to sleep that night. “The videos which I watched were so scary,” he said. “It was like a world in a movie. And I heard at least 1000 people dead. I cannot stop my tears when I think about my home country.” Takemura said he is still worried, as earthquakes and tsunami are expected to continue striking Japan for a month. He said he is keeping in contact with his family often. He also said he is also disappointed in himself “because I cannot do anything for them,” but hopes that sharing his story would help others learn about the continuing disaster in his homeland.


A rider passes by an overturned fishing boat which was washed away by tsunami, in Hachinohe, Aomori, northern Japan Sunday.

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Japan dealt with the nuclear threat as it struggled to determine the scope of the earthquake, the most powerful in its recorded history, and the tsunami that ravaged its northeast Friday with breathtaking speed and power. The official count of the dead was 763, but the government said the figure could far exceed 1,000. Teams searched for the missing along hundreds of miles (kilometers) of the Japanese coast, and thousands of hungry survivors huddled in darkened emergency centers that were cut off from rescuers and aid. At least a million households had gone without water since the quake struck. Large areas of the countryside were surrounded by water and unreachable. Some 2.5 million households were without electricity. Powerful aftershocks continued to rock the country, including one Sunday with a magnitude of 6.2 that originated in the sea, about 111 miles (179 kilometers) east of Tokyo. It swayed buildings in the capital, but there were no reports of injuries or damage. The explosion at the nuclear plant, Fukushima Dai-ichi, 170 miles (274 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo, appeared to be a consequence of steps taken to prevent a meltdown after the quake and tsunami knocked out power to the plant, crippling the system used to cool fuel rods there. The blast destroyed the building housing the reactor, but not the reactor itself, which is enveloped by stainless steel 6 inches (15 centimeters) thick. Inside that superheated steel vessel, water being poured over the fuel rods to cool them formed hydrogen. When officials released some of the hydrogen gas to relieve pressure inside the reactor, the hydrogen apparently reacted with oxygen, either in

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properly at one of its units. From there, conditions steadily worsened, although government and nuclear officials initially said things were improving. Hours after the explosion, they contended that radiation leaks were reduced and that circumstances had gotten better at the 460-megawatt Unit 1. But crisis after crisis continued to develop or be revealed. Without power, and without plant pipes and pumps that were destroyed in the explosion of the most-troubled reactor’s containment building, authorities resorted to drawing seawater in an attempt to cool off the overheated uranium fuel rods. Robert Alvarez, senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies and former senior policy adviser to the U.S. secretary of energy, said in a briefing for reporters that the seawater was a desperate measure. “It’s a Hail Mary pass,” he said. He said that the success of using seawater and boron to cool the reactor will depend on the volume and rate of their distribution. He said the dousing would need to continue nonstop for days. Another key, he said, was the restoration of electrical power,


A stranded elderly woman is carried on the back of a Japanese soldier after being rescued from a residence at Kesennuma, northeastern Japan, on Saturday.

the air or the cooling water, and caused the explosion. “They are working furiously to find a solution to cool the core,” said Mark Hibbs, a senior associate at the Nuclear Policy Program for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Nuclear agency officials said Japan was injecting seawater into the core — an indication, Hibbs said, of “how serious the problem is and how the Japanese had to resort to unusual and improvised solutions to cool the reactor core.” Officials declined to say what the temperature was inside the troubled reactor, Unit 1. At 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit (1,200 degrees Celsius), the zirconium casings of the fuel rods can react so that normal cooling systems can be restored. Officials placed Dai-ichi Unit 1, and four other reactors, under states of emergency Friday because operators had lost the ability to cool the reactors using usual procedures. An additional reactor was added to the list early today, for a total of six — three at the Daiichi complex and three at another nearby complex. Local evacuations have been ordered at each location. Japan has a total of 55 reactors spread across 17 complexes nationwide. Officials began venting radioactive steam at Fukushima Daiichi’s Unit 1 to relieve pressure inside the reactor vessel, which houses the overheated uranium fuel. Concerns escalated dramatically Saturday when that unit’s containment building exploded. It turned out that officials were aware that the steam contained hydrogen, acknowledged Shinji Kinjo, spokesman for the government Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency. More importantly, they also were aware they were risking an explosion by deciding to vent the steam. The significance of the hydrogen began to come clear late Saturday: • Officials decided to reduce rising pressure inside the reactor vessel, so they vented some of the steam buildup. They needed to do that to prevent the

with the cooling water and create hydrogen. At 4,000 Fahrenheit (2,200 Celsius), the uranium fuel pellets inside the rods start to melt, the beginning of a meltdown. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said radiation around the plant had fallen, not risen, after the blast but did not offer an explanation. Virtually any increase in dispersed radiation can raise the risk of cancer, and authorities were planning to distribute iodine, which helps protect against thyroid cancer. Authorities ordered 210,000 people out of the area within 12 miles (20 kilometers) of the reactor. Among those waiting to leave was Reiko Takagi, a middle-aged woman standing outside a taxi

ea tested positive for radiation exposure, though officials said they showed no health problems. Two days after the magnitude 8.9 quake, there were grim signs that the death toll could soar. One report said no one could find four whole trains. Others said 9,500 people in one coastal town were unaccounted for and that at least 200 bodies had washed ashore elsewhere. The government said 642 people were missing and 1,426 injured. Atsushi Ito, an official in Miyagi prefecture, among the worsthit states, could not confirm the figures, noting that with so little access to the area, thousands of people in scores of towns could not yet be reached.

company in Iwaki, about 19 miles (30 kilometers) from the nuclear plant. “Everyone wants to get out of the town. But the roads are terrible,” Takagi said. “It is too dangerous to go anywhere. But we are afraid that winds may change and bring radiation toward us.” Officials have said that radiation levels at Fukushima were elevated before the blast: At one point, the plant was releasing each hour the amount of radiation a person normally absorbs from the environment each year. The Japanese utility that runs the plant said four workers suffered fractures and bruises and were being treated at a hospital. Nine residents of a town near the plant who later evacuated the ar-



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entire structure from exploding, and thus starting down the road to a meltdown. • At the same time, in order to keep the reactor fuel cool, and also prevent a meltdown, operators needed to keep circulating more and more cool water on the fuel rods. • Temperature in the reactor


vessel apparently kept rising, heating the zirconium cladding that makes up the fuel rod casings. Once the zirconium reached 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit (1,200 Celsius), it reacted with the water, becoming zirconium oxide and hydrogen. • When the hydrogen-filled steam was vented from the reac-

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Fukushima reactor vessel continued to rise even more — to roughly 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit (2,200 Celsius) — then the uranium fuel pellets would start to melt. According to experts interviewed by The Associated Press, any melted fuel would eat through the bottom of the reactor vessel. Next, it would eat through the floor of the alreadydamaged containment building. At that point, the uranium and dangerous byproducts would start escaping into the environment. At some point in the process, the walls of the reactor vessel — 6 inches (15 centimeters) of stainless steel — would melt into a lava-like pile, slump into any remaining water on the floor, and potentially cause an explosion much bigger than the one caused by the hydrogen. Such an explosion would enhance the spread of radioactive contaminants. If the reactor core became exposed to the external environment, officials would likely began pouring cement and sand over the entire facility, as was done at the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident in the Ukraine, Peter Bradford, a former commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said in a briefing for reporters. At that point, Bradford added, “many first responders would die.”








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This street in Sendai, Japan, shows the power of the tsunami that ravaged coastal areas after the massive 8.9 earthquake.


SENDAI, Japan — She scanned the landscape of debris and destruction, looking at the patch of earth where Japan’s massive tsunami erased her son’s newly built house so thoroughly that she can’t even be certain where it once stood. Satako Yusawa teared up but pulled herself together quickly. Because for the 69-year-old widow, there was this to be thankful for: Her son and his family were out of town when Friday’s offshore, 8.9-magnitude quake sparked huge surges of water that washed fleets of cars, boats and entire houses across coastal Sendai like detritus perched on lava. But her son had borrowed a lot of money to build that house, and had moved in only last month. “This,” she said, “is life.” No one knows yet how many people died in the disaster. Police found 200 to 300 bodies on beaches near Sendai but were still assessing the devastation in the northeastern port of 1 million people, where regional Gov. Yoshihiro Murai was to visit on Sunday. Japan’s overall death toll stood at 686, though the government said the eventual tally could far exceed 1,000 as search efforts step up in the coming days. For those who survived, the bleakest of landscapes unfolded before them. In Sendai, mud-spattered survivors wandered streets strewn with fallen trees and houses ripped from foundations, alongside smaller relics of destroyed lives — a desk chair, a beer cooler. Power and phone reception remained cut, as rescuers plied through murky waters around flooded structures. Smoke from at least one large fire billowed in the distance. This is what it looks like when the earth shakes, the water comes and the fires burn: Life is interrupted, reduced for hours and days to basic survival. Conveniences, taken for granted in one of the world’s most developed societies, become mere

On a long flight to Tokyo, amid uncertainty almost until the last minute over whether the plane would actually be allowed to land at the capital’s airport, a fiftysomething businessman quesBy LAURA KING tioned a seatmate closely about Los Angeles Times plans and contingencies: Where TOKYO — She was elderly are you staying? Why there? and alone, injured and in pain. Well, the next neighborhood When the massive earthquake over is nicer. Is someone meetstruck, a heavy bookshelf top- ing you, taking care of you? Only at the tail end of a ninepled onto Hiroko Yamashita, pinning her down and shattering hour flight did he confide, almost as an abashed aside, that a her ankle. close relative was When paramedics missing, and that he finally reached her, “It would be would be trying to agonizing hours latmake his way north, er, Yamashita did uncivilized to what she said any try to push and into the tsunami-inundation zone, to de“normal” person termine her fate. He would do, her son-in- shove, and fiddled with his seat law recounted later: what good belt, looked around She apologized to distractedly, all but them for the inconve- would it do coughed out his nience, and asked if anyway?” doubt that he would there weren’t others Kojo Saeseki find her alive. they should be atJapanese resident Some resent the tending to first. stifling conformity The worst earththat can accompany quake in Japan’s recorded history left a trail of blaz- social mores such as these. Even ing buildings, inundated coastal in modern-day Japan, speaking communities, wrecked roadways one’s mind or making an overt and potentially unstable nuclear demand can lead to ostracizing. power plants. But it barely made Still, the ingrained instinct for a dent in the implacably Japa- orderliness and calm has kept its nese trait of exhibiting concern hold even amid difficult mofor others even in the worst of cir- ments. The quake knocked out much of the usually clockworkcumstances. public-transportation The Japanese language is full reliable of ritual apologies, uttered so of- system in Tokyo and its suburbs. ten as to become almost mea- Yet when trains finally appeared ningless: I am about to make a on a few crucial routes, the nuisance of myself — please ex- queue was as orderly as on any cuse me! Some of this is a matter mundane commuting day. Once aboard, people sat quietof mere formality. But at a time of crisis, such politesse can be ly, gazing at their cell phones in the glue that holds the country hope of an elusive signal. “It would be uncivilized to try together. Even though Friday’s magni- to push and shove, and what tude 8.9 quake was shocking and good would it do anyway?” said discombobulating, few would Kojo Saeseki, helping his wife imagine burdening a stranger onto a crowded train on the city’s outskirts. with their anxieties.


SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011




Half-sunken boats, docks and debris lie tangled Saturday in Crescent City, Calif., after Friday’s tsunami in Northern California.

Fishing industry in Calif. feels impact of tsunami A series of powerful surges from Japanese earthquake pounded the harbor. By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — Fishermen who had escaped to sea before the tsunami hit this struggling coastal town landed small loads of crab on Saturday, while crews surveyed damage and a family combed the beach for any sign of a man who was swept away a day ago as he photographed the waves. “This harbor is the lifeblood of our community and the soul of our community,” said Del Norte County Sheriff Dean Wilson as he looked across what was left of the Crescent City boat basin, which last year saw landings of crab and fish worth $12.5 million. “The fishing industry is the identity and soul of this community, besides tourism. “It’s going to be hard to recover here.” A series of powerful surges generated by the devastating earthquake in Japan arrived about 7:30 a.m. Friday and pounded the harbor through the day and night. Waves funneled into the sheltered docks created furious currents that heaved up docks, broke loose boats, and sent them careening around like billiard balls. Eight are believed sunk, and one damaged. An unmanned sailboat sucked out of the harbor ran aground on the coast. Among the losses was Dustin Weber of Bend, Ore., who was swept away Friday as he and two friends watched the waves. His father, Jon Weber, and his family searched the beach Saturday about 20 miles to the south, in the community of Klamath. “He just didn’t respect the ocean and didn’t understand the tsunami,” Weber said of his son. “The (first surge) hit about 7:30. It was the second wave that hit at 9:30 that got him.” The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the 25-year-old man, whose friends had tried to


U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, right, talks with fisherman Joe Wallace, whose boat Sea Pearl moors in the Crescent City boat basin.

save him when the surge came. Meanwhile, crews geared up for the enormous task of assessing and fixing the damage to the city’s port, where a sheen of oil floated on the water in the basin. Seagulls feasted on mussels exposed by upended docks, and sea lions barked. About 80 percent of the docks that once sheltered 140 boats were gone. Divers could not go into the water and workboats could not maneuver until the tsunami surges were completely over, said Alexia Retallack, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Fish and Game. Local officials were keeping a close eye on Japan through the weekend, knowing that aftershocks could cause another tidal surge. About 350 miles south in Santa Cruz, the only other California harbor hard-hit by the waves, the commercial fishing industry was minimally affected. Most of the 850 boats that dock in Santa Cruz were pleasure boats, including 60 which are lived in full time. Cranes hauled up sunken boats — some possibly salvageable, others snapped into pieces — while crews in life jackets and rubber boots waded near the shore, yanking chunks of broken docks, floating hunks of foam and other trash from the water. Divers with scuba tanks assessed structural damage to snapped and tipping pylons, and

a Coast Guard helicopter hovered above, searching for oil sheens and other contamination. Port Director Lisa Ekers said the tsunami caused at least $17.1 million in damage to the harbor, and another $4 million to private boats. Gov. Jerry Brown issued an emergency declaration for the harbor, which can expedite funding for repairs. One dock, with close to 40 boats, was ripped out during the surges. So far, they had found 18 vessels “sitting on the bottom,” creating an environmental risk from leaking fuel, Ekers said. A dock-load of high end rowing boats and kayaks also was washed away, and dozens more boats that smashed into each other or were hit by debris, would need major repairs. Deputy Police Chief Steve Clark said that in addition to evacuating residents in low-lying areas, his officers had to do crowd control as curious townspeople gathered along the harbor to watch boats tossed around in the nine foot swells. “A tsunami watch doesn’t mean go watch the tsunami,” he said. Paul Horvat, the county’s Emergency Services Manager, said his agency was planning community meetings for the city of Watsonville, where a panicked evacuation emptied schools and jammed roads Friday.


Sunken and damaged boats litter the boat basin at Crescent City, Calif., on Saturday after a powerful tsunami sent repeated surges that broke up docks and tore loose boats.







Don Taney points to the trees which are usually on the bank of the river in Plymouth Township but became surrounded by water as the Susquehanna overflowed its banks.




Joan Willis lives between the river and creek in Shickshinny and keeps an eye on it. She said ‘Thankfully it was just a close call.’

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residents started moving out in an orderly fashion and were prepared for how bad this could have been,” Moore said. “Just be really thankful, because this could have been a whole lot worse for us.” Moore said the borough opened an emergency management station and shelter with the American Red Cross inside the borough fire hall. Residents needing help cleaning up and moving back to their properties can seek help there. She also said some residents in the borough and in neighboring Mocanaqua lost power Saturday morning. “We were very lucky on this one,” said Lori Trapane, who lives on Garden Drive in Hunlock Township, next to the Garden Drive-In. “If it would have come up to where they said it would come up, we would have had water in our basement, but thank God it crested where it did.” Trapane said she had some water seep into her basement, but nothing like when the river flooded her home in 2006, and water reached the last step of her basement stairs. She said she prepared for the flood, moving furniture out and vehicles to higher ground in front of the property. She also turned off water and electrical connections to the home. Trapane, who moved into her home shortly before the 2006 flood, said she is willing to trade the occasional basement cleanup for the serenity of living on the river’s normally tranquil banks. “The property is beautiful,” she said. “It’s amazing down here; it’s just that it floods every once and a while. Living next to the river you have to expect that you might get flooded.” Don Taney said he had just finished preparing for a flood at his home in Manville, N.J. before he came to help his mother-in-law move items from the basement of her home in Plymouth Township. The river engulfed most of the home’s yard, covering about four feet of a 6-and-½-foot tall clothesline and sinking one of his neighbor’s boats, which stuck bowdown in the mud with its stern in the air. Still, Taney said it could have been a lot worse. He pointed out high water marks in the home’s garage, noting the water’s level in June 2006, when the river crested at 34.7 feet, and in 1996, when it reached 34.82 feet. “We know from year after year where we are,” Taney said, adding that his mother-in-law’s parents built the home on the river bank.


The water in the creek in West Nanticoke touches the bridge over it on U.S. Route 11. Part of Route 11 was closed because of flooding.

A mailbox sits next to a street covered in water in Hunlock Township. Some streets throughout the area were closed because of flooding.

Route 11 in West Nanticoke was closed because of flooding. The water began falling Saturday once the crest was reached.

The corner of Spruce and Canal streets in Shickshinny is flooded by the Susquehanna river.

Ryan, Ryan and Carson Miner came to check on the flooding in Shickshinny, near the playground. He Shickshinny area is not protected by levees.

Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority Executive Director Jim Brozena said he was not aware of significant flooding in the Plainsville Flats section of Plains Township or other low-lying areas. “For the most part, we didn’t

have any problems,” Brozena said. Brozena said emergency crews would continue to monitor the river and streams around the county as a precautionary measure, probably through tomorrow, by which point the river is

expected to have receded significantly. “Considering where we were a few days ago, with numbers in the 30s, to have almost no one affected by this is almost the perfect way that it could have come Lori Trapane, with daughter Alexis Kennedy, points out where the out,” Brozena said. water reached.


SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011



Members of the Germania Hose Company Dive Team search the Susquehanna River near Riverfront Park in Pittston near where a blood stain was discovered Saturday morning.


Law enforcement personnel investigate an apparent crime scene at Riverfront Park in Pittston Saturday morning.

vestigation. Msgr. John Bendik, pastor of the St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic church next to Gabriel House, also declined comment. “We’re following up on all leads and trying to get a handle on what we have,” said Musto Carroll. Earlier in the day a dive team conducted a search of the river near the blood stained path. At that time Musto Carroll said investigators were not sure if there was a body in the water. County Coroner John Corcoran said that his office has not been contacted by authorities. State and city police had roped off the area around the blood stains as well as a large area beneath the bridge and the steps leading down to the park while investigators gathered evidence at the scene including what appeared to be a woman’s boot.


State police search the Susquehanna River and Riverfront Park near the Water Street Bridge in Pittston after a blood stain was discovered Saturday morning.

Investigators took down the the Pittston Fire Department to tape and left the scene at approxi- hose down the blood-stained footmately 1:30 p.m., after calling in path.

Legislature has hefty cash surplus No law regulates the money, currently standing at $188.5 million. By MARC LEVY Associated Press

HARRISBURG — It’s three times as much money as the state of Pennsylvania is spending on local public libraries this year. It’s enough money to run the Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests for a couple years. And it could operate the departments of the state’s three independently elected row officers — attorney general, auditor general and treasurer — for a year, combined. It’s the Pennsylvania Legislature’s surplus cash — $188.5 million on last July 1, according to the most recent audit — and such a large and unfettered surplus is nearly unheard of in other states. It’s not just any cash surplus that will soon be spent to help paper over a multibilliondollar budget deficit, but rather a long-standing cash pool that is jealously guarded by the Legislature, and outlasts nearly all serving legislators. Justified as an emergency reserve to protect the balance of power should the governor cut off legislative funding in a bud-

get battle, the Legislature nevertheless has created no special rules to limit the use of the money. It does not wall off the money to prevent it from being shifted to another legislative purpose — which can be done by small committees of top lawmakers that meet in secret. The Legislature simply blends the surplus with the rest of the money it gets in every budget year. The Legislature has not passed a law — or even created its own internal policy — that caps the size of the surplus or says how large it should be. Pennsylvania’s Legislature is the largest full-time state lawmaking body in the nation and, based on a 2009 survey, was the second-most expensive at about $300 million a year to operate. The surplus has been accumulated since at least the early 1980s, as the Legislature has budgeted, in many years, for more taxpayer money than it actually needs or spends. State law requires unspent program money to return to the state’s main bank account at the end of a fiscal year, unless a waiver is granted by the governor’s budget secretary. Every year, the Legislature inserts a provision into law to allow its unspent money in a slew of legislative ac-

counts to continue rolling over from one year to the next. The chairman of the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission, Rep. Josh Shapiro, D-Montgomery, noted that the panel of eight lawmakers has — not once, but twice — unanimously approved a recommendation to adopt a policy that limits or eliminates the surplus. A good government advocate, Tim Potts, the president of Democracy Rising Pa., said the surplus is a bad idea, both because it allows the Legislature simply to wait out the governor’s demands, and because an idle pot of money invites trouble. “The longer it sits around like that,” Potts said, “the more likely it is for something nefarious to happen.”


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THE TIMES LEADER WILLIAM PACE, 76, formerly of Wyoming, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011, in the Timber Ridge Health Care Center, Plains Township. Arrangements are pending from the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. LEON NEVIN GORKI, 95, formerly of Luzerne, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Golden Living Center, Plains Township. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne.

Ronald C. Dietrich March 6, 2011 Ronald C. Dietrich, 96, of West Pittston, passed away at his home Sunday morning, March 6, 2011. His wife, Helen Clifford, and he would have celebrated their 77th anniversary on April 6, 2011. Born in Exeter, on April 3, 1914, a son of the late William H. and Bertha Leffler Dietrich, Ron graduated from Exeter High School in 1931. He was manager of Bonser’s Service Station, West Pittston, and for almost 30 years, was employed as an agent with the Prudential Insurance Co. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 499, Keystone Consistory, Irem Temple, and a founder of the Stewards Unit. Ron served his community as a volunteer with the West Pittston Fire Department No. 1, holding many offices including President and Fire Chief. He retired after 13 years as Civil Defense Director, serving during the Agnes Flood. He was preceded in death by his brother, Willard; sisters, Travilla and Bertha; step-mother, Theresa Leffler Carey; step-sister, Evangeline White Fine; and step-brothers, David and William Carey. Surviving sibling is his sister, Evelyn Brown, and her sons, Henry, Don, Fred, and Jim, of Flemington, N.J. He will be deeply missed by his wife; son, Ronald P. and wife, Nancy, Fairfax, Va., and Falls; daughter Sandra D. Burchardt and husband, Hans, Clarks Summit and Tucson, Ariz.; son Paul C. and wife, Sheryl, York; grandchildren, Edward D. Wicks, Duvall, Wash., Lynnly Wicks Nealon, Redmond, Wash., Ronald D. and Shawn Hughes, Fairfax, Va., and Daniel A. and Jill D. Gilden, York; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; as well as several nieces and nephews, including Jay Parini and Dorrie Parini LaFerriere. Golf was his favorite sport; however spending time with his family and dogs came first. His warm smile and endless support will always be cherished. Memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at the first United Methodist Church, 408 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. The Rev. Janet Tiebert will be officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the church service at noon. A special thank-you goes to Traditional Health & Hospice Care. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the First United Methodist Church; West Pittston Fire Department; Shriners Children’s Hospital; or the S.P.C.A. Arrangements are by the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, West Pittston.

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Barbara Mary Urbanski

Sheldon ‘Shooky’ Rothstein

December 16, 2010

March 12, 2011

n December 16, 2010, in Naples, Fla., Barbara Mary Urbanski, O formerly of Pringle, went to eternal

“Shooky” Rothstein, of S heldon Scranton and Coconut Creek,

rest. Born in Hanover Township on August 23, 1931, a daughter to Henry and Mary Wytanis (nee Zagacki), Barbara grew up in Sugar Notch and lived a life full of energy and exemplary accomplishments. A graduate of St. Leo’s High School in Ashley, Barbara also attended Wyoming Seminary for college preparatory study and attended Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing. Before marriage, Barbara was employed as civilian administrative staff by the U.S.A.F. at the former the 1960s, taking her sons fishing, and teaching them how to play baseRoosevelt Field AFB in Hempstead, ball, punt a football and parallel N.Y. park. Married to John Urbanski in Residing in Naples, Fla., since 1954, Barbara dedicated most of her 1988, Barbara was an avid card and life to being a loving wife and moth- bingo player, enjoyed picking musher to her husband and four sons, rooms, and was a master at crafts supporting them in work, in school such as crocheting. and in the home. Among other acShe was preceded in death by her tivities, Barbara was president of parents, Henry and Mary, to whom the Sacred Heart School, Wilkes- she was devoted; her sisters, HenBarre, PTA; volunteered as a Cub rietta and Antoinette; and her brothScout den mother; served as a judge er, Henry Jr. of elections; chaired the annual KosSurviving are her husband John; ciuszko Foundation’s Ball; and sons, John, Cotati, Calif., Jeffrey, helped her husband’s business re- Pringle, Jay, Nanticoke, and Jared, cover from both fire and the flood of Pringle; as well as 11 grandchildren 1972. and many friends. Although she would never deBarbara was a mother lion, who clare herself as such, Barbara was an fiercely loved and protected her early feminist who truly was an family. equal partner with her husband. She will be missed by all who She was also a lifetime tomboy, loved her more than any words can earning a brown belt in Judo during ever say.

Captain Fred R. Demech Jr. USN (Ret.)

Fla., passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011. His wife is the former Guitelle Brandwene. Shooky was born in Easton, Pa., on May 14, 1923. He was a son of the late Morris and Anna Harris Rothstein. He moved to Scranton upon the death of his mother in 1936. He lived with his aunt and uncle, the late Nat and Lillian Harris Branker, and was brought up in Branker’s Deli on Penn Avenue in Scranton. Upon graduating from Central Home of N.E.P.A. rarely missing a High School, he entered St. Thomas Shabbos service in their chapel. College, now the University of Shooky is survived by his wife Scranton. When war broke out, he and constant companion, Guitelle. enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and Also surviving are sons, Terry and served two years as a Bombardier wife, Donna, and Steven and wife, with the 15th Air Force stationed in Sally; and grandchildren, Alison southern Italy. He flew 32 missions Rothstein and Jeffrey Rothstein and in a B-17 over enemy territories in wife, Katie. Italy, Germany and Hungary. Upon The funeral will be at 1:30 discharge, he resumed his educap.m. Monday in the Carluccition and graduated from the Univer- Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home sity of Scranton. Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, He and his wife Guitelle opened with services by Rabbi Samuel their first deli on Mulberry Street in Sandhaus and Rabbi Joseph Men1949 which grew, and subsequently delsohn. Interment will be held in they opened Shooky’s Delis in Al- Temple Israel Cemetery, Dunmore. lentown, Wilkes-Barre and ScranThe family will receive friends in ton with the help of their sons, Terry the funeral home from noon until and Steven. the time of service. During this time, Shooky found Memorial contributions may be time to sing in the men’s holiday made to the Jewish Home of N.Echoir for 22 years at Temple Israel .P.A., 1101 Vine St., Scranton, PA under the direction of the late Rev. 18510, or to the donor’s favorite William S. Horn. He supported charity. many civic and religious organizaTo offer an online condolence, tions, and, in his retirement, he please visit www.DunmoreFuneralserved as a volunteer at the Jewish

March 11, 2011

aptain Fred R. Demech Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired), a resident of C Moosic, passed away peacefully af-

ter a valiantly fought battle with cancer on Friday, March 11, 2011. Captain Demech was born June1, 1940, in Taylor, a son of the late Fred and Minnie Uritz Demech. He graduated from Pittston High School, Wilkes College, the Naval War College and the National War College. Commissioned as Ensign in 1962, Captain Demech served in the Navy for over 27 years, retiring in 1989. He was a career cryptologist and a qualified Surface Warfare Officer. As a Navy Captain and Presidential Appointee, Captain Demech tors of a county Volunteer Associtwice served as the Executive Direc- ation, and the Wilkes University tor for the President’s Foreign Intel- Alumni Association where he also ligence Advisory Board in the White was the First Vice President, served House. For this service, Captain De- as a church elder, was Vice Presimech was awarded the nation’s dent of a Homeowners Association, highest peacetime military decora- and was the Public Affairs Chairtion, The Defense Distinguished man for the National Cryptologic Service Medal. Museum Foundation. He was a For two years, Captain Demech member of American Legion Post was Commanding Officer of the Na- 1188 in Minooka, Pa. vy’s largest cryptologic base, a 1,000 Captain Demech is survived by person overseas facility. This com- his wife of 47 years, Janet of Moosic; mand won the coveted Travis Tro- a daughter Lesley D’Andrea and phy that identified it as the top com- husband, Robert, of Doylestown, munications site in the Department Pa.; two grandsons, Kevin and Brian of Defense during 1984. For this ser- D’Andrea; and a sister, Carolyn Salvice, Captain Demech was awarded vaggio of Forty Fort. the Legion of Merit. Other Navy asCaptain Demech maintained that signments included Executive As- his most satisfying experience in sistant to three senior flag officers, the Navy and the business world Research and Technical Officer on- was dealing with people. He was a board two ships, and both Oper- positive influence to countless indiations and Executive Officer at sev- viduals and his shipmates and eral shore stations. friends were very dear to him. He For 19 years, Captain Demech was a loving husband, father, grandwas employed by the TRW and father and friend. Northrop Grumman Corporations. A memorial service will be For seven years he served as Direcheld at 2 p.m. Saturday at the tor for two different Business Units. Second Presbyterian Church, 143 Prior to his retirement in 2008, he Parsonage St., Pittston. Burial with managed the company’s Special full military honors will take place Work and Travel Program that pro- at a later date at Arlington National vided for the security, safety and Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 health for personnel all over the to 8 p.m. Friday at the Howell-Lussi world. Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., As an active member of the many West Pittston. communities where he resided, In lieu of flowers, memorial donaCaptain Demech led a city Cable TV tions may be made to the Second Commission and Recreation Task Presbyterian Church, 143 ParsonForce, served on the Board of Direc- age St., Pittston, PA 18640.

Terrance Andrew Simerson March 11, 2011 Andrew Simerson, 51, of T errance Wilkes-Barre and formerly of La-

flin, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2011, at his home. He was born July 16, 1959, in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late James and Anna Simerson. Terry was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, Class of 1977, and was formerly employed as a chef at Cape Cod Restaurant, Massachusetts. He also worked for Ma’s Old Fashioned Bottling Co. and Tamm’s Distribution. He loved to cook, decorate and work in his garden planting tomatoes and vegetaRelatives and friends may call bles. from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at Terry is survived by his sister, the E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, Diana Stanilsow, Exeter; brothers, 159 George Ave., WilkesJames Simerson and his wife, Mar- Barre.Prayer services will be congaret, Laflin, and Thomas Simerson ducted by the Rev. Msgr. Neil J. Van and his wife, Donna, Bear Creek Loon, Pastor of St. Maria Goretti Township. Donna and Tom were Church, Laflin. Terry’s guardian angels. Also survivCondolences can be sent to the ing are nephews, Tommy, Brian, family at and Gordon Simerson, Michael and Kenneth Stanislow; as well as nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; cousins, and his best friend, Jim Zengulis.

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Theodore ‘Tex’ Dargiewicz March 11, 2011 “Tex” Dargiewicz, 79, T heodore of Nanticoke, passed away Fri-

day morning, March 11, 2011, at his residence. Born April 28, 1931, he was a son of the late Walter and Mary Nowak Dargiewicz. Tex was a graduate of Nanticoke High School, where he played football, baseball, basketball and track. He was a member of the championship football and baseball teams. He also was a member of the All-Scholastic Football Team and the team’s MVP player. He played on the Minor League Cleveland Indian’s baseball team. Tex was the assistant baseball and softball coach at Luzerne County Community College. Tex was a member of the Holy Trinity Church, Nanticoke, American Legion Post 350, and the Nanticoke Eagles Club. He was previously employed at the State Correctional Facility at Dallas. Preceding him in death were his first wife, the former Mary Mainolfi; brothers, Peter Starr, Walter Gwiazdowski, and Charles Gwiazdowski; and sisters, Ceil Meizanis, Helen Godwin, and Irene Balch. Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Merowsky; children, Mary Jo

Youngblood and husband Larry, Nanticoke, and John, of Nanticoke; grandchildren, Larry and Lauren Youngblood; and nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday from the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at noon at St. Mary’s Church, Nanticoke, with the Rev. James Nash officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Nanticoke Elementary School Library and the Nanticoke Boys Baseball Booster Club.

March 1, 2011 olores “Dee” Sarf, 81, of RivD erdale, N.J., died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in Riverdale.

A beloved wife and mother, she is survived by her husband, Pete; daughter Lynn and son-inlaw, Richard Watkins, of Claremont, Calif.; sons, Wayne of Riverdale, and Peter of West Milford, N.J.; and sisters, Anna Mae Carlacci and Constance Smirne, both of Clarks Summit, Pa. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Mrs. Sarf ’s memory, can be made to Riverdale School, Student Activity Fund for Music, 52 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457-1499.

LOS ANGELES — Hugh Martin, the composer-songwriter whose works included “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “The Trolley Song,” died Friday. He was 96. He died from natural causes at his home in Encinitas, Calif., said Martin’s niece Suzanne Hanners. Martin and songwriting partner Ralph Blane co-wrote such catchy tunes as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “The Trolley Song” and “The Boy Next Door” from the musical “Meet Me in St. Louis." Martin, who hailed from Birmingham, Ala., also crafted songs for several other film and Broadway musicals, including “Best Foot Forward,” “Make a Wish,” “High Spirits” and “Hooray for What!” He was nominated for best original song Academy Awards for “The Trolley Song” in 1944 and “Pass the Peace Pipe” from “Good News” in 1947. He wrote about his exploits in show business in his 2010 autobiography, “Hugh Martin: The Boy Next Door.” Martin is survived by his brother Gordon Martin; nephews Gordon Martin Jr. and Hugh Martin III; and nieces Hanners and Lua Martin Wells.

DARGIEWICZ – Theodore, funeral 11:30 a.m. Monday from the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke. Mass of Christian Burial noon at St. Mary’s Church, Nanticoke. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today. DYMOND – Aileen, memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday at Friedman Farm Chapel (formerly East Dallas United Methodist Church), Lower Demunds Road, Dallas. EATON – Anna, memorial service 2 p.m. today at Salvation Army Citadel, 17 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre. FULLER – Robert, funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, Plymouth. GASIOREK – Jackie, memorial service 2 p.m. today at the Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Friends may call today from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. IRISH – Lillian, funeral 11 a.m. Monday from the Williams-Hagen Funeral Home Inc., 114 W. Main St., Plymouth. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today. MAMOLA – Joseph, funeral 10:30 a.m. Monday from the John V. Morris Funeral Home, 625 N. Main St., North Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, North Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home where vigil services will be accorded. MUZYKA – Peter, funeral and military rite 9 a.m. Monday from the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. in Holy Savior Church, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today. PARLANTE – Mark, the family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Mamary-Durkin Funeral Services, 59 Parrish St., WilkesBarre. SZCZUCKI – John, funeral 11 a.m. Monday in the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today. SKUDLA- Helen, funeral 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc., 614 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in the former St. Mary of Czestochowa Church of St. Faustina Parish, Nanticoke. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. YOURREN – Betty, funeral 10 a.m. Monday at the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Born Dolores Regina Zike, in Duryea, Mrs. Sarf attended Duryea High School and Marywood College. She taught music in Pleasant Mount and was a pianist in the big band Charlie Masters Orchestra. She later joined the Frankie Reynolds Orchestra, and it was while playing the piano and singing for this big band that she met her future husband, saxophonist and World War II veteran, Peter F. Sarf. After the couple’s marriage in 1953, they moved to Pompton Plains, N.J., and two years later to Riverdale. Mrs. Sarf taught music in the Pequannock school system as well as in Caldwell’s system, and until recently was for three decades the piano accompanist for the student choir at Riverdale School, playing at many musical events. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Helen and William Zike.

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POLICE BLOTTER WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following: • Shaniqua Jessamy said Friday afternoon that a package containing a cell phone was taken from 68 Wilkes Lane. • Fawn Longfoot of 177 Midland Court said Friday that James Alberto, 22, of Lehigh Street, kicked in the storm door at her residence, damaging the window. Alberto will be cited with criminal mischief. • Rhonda Vieney of 38 Midland Court said Friday that Angelo Richardson, 39, of Philadelphia took her black 1998 Volvo from outside her residence. The vehicle has a Pennsylvania license plate HSS-7404. Richardson will be charged with theft. • A 17-year-old man was cited for public drunkenness after he was found intoxicated Friday morning in the area of 93-95 S. Main St. • Mary Tooley of 32 Arch St. said Friday that Kevin Lewis punched her in the face. Lewis

will be charged with harassment. • Annmarie Stanton, 39, of Hutson Street, said Friday that someone used her automatic teller machine card to withdraw cash from her bank account. • Jesus Espinoza of WilkesBarre was involved in crash around 1:20 p.m. Saturday on Kidder Street with a Jeep driven by Rebecca Milligan of Plains Township. Occupants of Espinoza’s vehicle were taken for treatment to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township. CONYNGHAM – Borough police arrested James Edward Hunsinger, 38, of Jeddo, Saturday on theft charges, state police reported. State police said Joseph Jacobs reported that Hunsinger removed jewelry from the bedroom of his sister, Jeanne Carol Jacobs. State police said they determined through investiga-

tion that Hunsinger allegedly sold jewelry belonging to Jeanne Carol Jacobs for cash on three occasions at Antiques Unlimited in the Laurel Mall and Wagner-Bernstein in Bear Creek. The incidents occured between Feb. 6 and Feb. 13, state police said. State police filed charges for theft and receiving stolen property through the office of Magisterial District Judge Gerald L. Feissner, Freeland, and a warrant was issued for his arrest, state police said. State police also contacted Conyngham Borough Police after receiving information he was staying in the borough. Hunsinger was remanded to Luzerne County Correctional Facility and held on $7500 straight bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday before District Judge Feissner, Freeland. NESCOPECK TWP. – A Shickshinny man was injured

Friday night in a head-on collision with a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation plow truck on state Route 93. David Allan Jenkins Sr., 50, was listed in serious condition Saturday at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. State police at Shickshinny said: Jenkins was driving a 2007 Toyota RAV sport utility vehicle south on the roadway at 10:12 p.m. and crossed lanes into the path of the northbound plow truck. The impact tore the plow off the truck. The Toyota went off the berm of the roadway and came to rest in a field. The driver of the plow truck, William Lee Aubuchon Jr., 42, of Sugarloaf, was not injured. Jenkins was transported by ambulance to Berwick where he was flown by helicopter to Geisinger. State police said the crash remains under investigation. WYOMING – State police

arrested three men Friday afternoon at two locations in drug investigations that netted 679 bags of heroin with an estimated street value of $15,000. Richard Chamberlain, 36, of Hanover Township, Alberto Rivera-Alicea, 37, of Hanover Township, and David Gilliam, 28, of Philadelphia, face charges for the sale and manufacture of narcotics. Chamberlain was held in the

Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail. Gilliam was held for lack of $50,000 bail. The arrests occurred near the intersection of Maxwell and Mundy streets in Wilkes-Barre and Wyoming Avenue in Forty Fort. State police said that in addition to the heroin, 28 grams of marijuana, a 9 mm Glock pistol and $2,027 in cash were seized.

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underwent a near $14 million renovation, with a new ice skating facility, commercial and retail space and new equipment. The city has plans to build a splash park this summer. Coal Street is being widened to five lanes as part of a $12 million project that began last summer and will be completed in 2012.

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Economy-minded forces in Washington look to cut or end funding for an initiative that’s drawn praise from top military men for its skill in minimizing conflict

Peace institute could fall in budget war

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SCRANTON — Officials say three people have been taken to the hospital following the collapse of a second-floor porch of a city home. Lackawanna County Emergency dispatchers say the collapse was reported at 1:39 p.m. Dozens of people were on the second-floor deck when it collapsed. No other information was immediately available.

funds from Congress for the building – which sits on land transferred from the Defense Department – but that institute officials raised an additional $50 million from private sources. It features classrooms for high school students and teachers and space for lobby exhibits. Noting that the structure is located at the National Mall, Sonenshine said, “You don’t put an ugly building at 23rd (Street) and Constitution (Avenue) at the National Mall. It may have called attention to us, but we are not apologizing for the beauty of it. It was a parking lot and now what is standing there is a working institute that will be open to public.” Critics of the House GOP spending bill slashing more than $60 billion in total spending through the final months of the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30 say the measure does cut too deeply across an array of government services, from heating assistance to road and bridge building to community development block

grants. But defenders of the peace institute, who include top military leaders, say taking money from the institute as a way of restoring a fraction of those cuts is wrongheaded. Anthony C. Zinni, a retired Marine general who was commander in chief of the U.S. Central Command from 1997 to 2000, said last week in an op-ed column in the New York Times that “Congress would be hardpressed to find an agency that does more with less.” He noted that the institute’s budget is a tiny fraction of the state and defense department budgets, and asserted that the institute’s work is an “important adjunct to convention defense spending and diplomacy.” Zinni called the idea of eliminating the institute to save money “extremely shortsighted and

ill informed.” Peace institute officials say they have a quasi-independent role in foreign countries that often puts their negotiators in a better position to deal with local authorities than official U.S. military leaders and diplomats. Army Lt. General Robert L. Caslen, who commanded a division in Iraq, agreed with that assessment in a letter he wrote to the president of the institute, Richard H. Solomon, last month praising the institute’s work. “Your ability to move among the population and work with civil society, local and national leaders, and across borders makes your contribution critically important to the U.S. government,” Caslen wrote in his Feb. 16 letter, one of a number of defenses of the institute posted by the institute on its website.


WASHINGTON – When the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division arrived in Mahmoudiya, in 2007, a large al-Qaida presence and conflicts between tribal leaders resulted in a dangerous and often bloody time for U.S. soldiers. Into that quagmire stepped flak-jacket wearing mediators from the U.S. Institute of Peace, at the request of the Army and State Department, says Tara Sonenshine, the institute’s executive vice president.The result of three days of negotiations was a truce between tribal sheiks and an agreement to let U.S. forces operate more freely and peacefully in the region – and a dramatic drop in the number of attacks on American soldiers, according to institute and Army figures. The institute continues to operate in Iraq, Afghanistan and other strife-torn countries and regions, working on a mission it describes as trying to prevent armed conflict from taking place, attempting to manage and stop violence once it occurs and aiding in efforts to keep conflict from breaking out again during rebuilding periods. Sonenshine notes that President Reagan signed into law the bipartisan legislation creating the institute, which opened for business in 1986. “We work wherever conflict is brewing or has boiled up or has boiled over,” she said. But now the institute also is in a war for its own survival on Capitol Hill. A bipartisan group of House lawmakers, including Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, want to strip the institute of its $42.6 million in annual federal funding. Among the main proponents is Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York. The fight over the overall budget bill that eliminates the institute was at an impasse last week in the Senate. A bill authored by Senate Democrats that included money for the institute, though cutting its an-

“This is a time when our govnual allocation to $39.5 million, didn’t muster enough votes to ernment is cutting back, just like move forward. The House GOP families across the country are spending bill approved last doing,” Barletta said. “The Instimonth that includes the elimina- tute of Peace is duplicating services being done tion of the institute by other departalso failed to rements. At a time ceive enough sup- “This is a time when we have to port to move to a fi- when our governcut programs, I nal vote in the Senment is cutting would rather cut a ate. The critics say that in tough bud- back, just like fam- program that the Department of get times the insti- ilies across the State could do and tute is a duplicaprobably is doing, tive and wasteful country are doas well as the Deluxury, and the ing.” partment of Deamendment that U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta was approved by R-Hazleton fense, rather than cut a program for the House last the needy.” month directs inBarletta also criticized the institute funding be used reducing the deficit. Barletta prefers to use stitute’s new building, which just the institute’s funding to at least officially opened its doors Friday, partly offset proposed cuts to do- as an overly lavish expense that mestic programs such as low-in- features “a contemplation room with a beautiful waterfall and a come heating assistance. Barletta says the institute’s peace well.” The institute’s Sonenshine missions can be carried out by the departments of State and De- said that the institute was allocated $114 million in taxpayer fense.

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The Emerald Isle Step Dancers rehearse just before the start of the parade route.


The Penn York Highlanders have performed in every Scranton St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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time.” Scranton’s parade is considered the second largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the United States, as measured by participants per population of the city in which it is held. Another area resident found himself at the Scranton parade for the first time Saturday. Harry Levanda, 26, of West Pittston, arrived for the beginning of the event, which was expected to feature 10,000 marchers, and stayed for the libations at area bars such as The Bog. “This is crazy. There are so many people wearing green; it’s all I can see,” Levanda joked. The parade has always been about heritage, tradition and family. Youngsters Saturday were wide-eyed with disbelief at just how much candy they could grab along the route. Pieces of sweets were thrown at the feet of Norman and Sandy Flynn’s 5-year-old son, Jacob, and 4-year-old daughter, Sandie. The Flynn’s, who live in Long Island, N.Y., originally met during college at Scranton University. They enjoy bringing their children to the parade. “They love it,” said Norman Flynn. “It’s a chance to see the town in which we met, and they get boatloads of candy.” Some area groups represented with homemade floats were Jack Williams Tire and Auto Center, Miss Pennsylvania, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and Liberty Tax Service. The Abington Heights Marching Band patiently wait for their turn on the parade route.

Parade Day Association Founder Paul F. Crowley.

Members of the St. David’s Society of Lackawanna County rode through the parade in style.

Native Son Matt McGloin, center, with his brother, John, and mom, Cathy.







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L E A D E R S H I P W I L K E S - B A R R E 2 0 11


Find out lore behind those attic treasures



The Cleanup committee, seated from left: Kerri Stephens, Kelly A. Bray and Lindsay A. Griffin. Standing, from left: Lisa Webby, Marlon Pitts, Nick Ouellette, Matt Colgan and Hilda Huertero.



ome members of Leadership Wilkes-Barre plan to really clean up with their designated project. Nine members of the current class have organized a Spring Cleanup at a wetland area near Dundee Road in Hanover Township. The clean up will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 16. Members of the 2010-2011 class of Leadership Wilkes-Barre are coordinating the project in conjunction with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, a statewide nonprofit organization which focuses on illegal dump cleanup, littering and environmental education. Leadership Wilkes-Barre is a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to teach leadership skills and to encourage community involvement. The core program is designed for adult professionals and includes leadership training workshops as well as community projects. Each year the class breaks into smaller groups to spearhead events and projects to benefit the community. The Spring Cleanup will culminate with an after-party -— “Roll Out The Green Carpet” —- from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, May 14 at Oyster Restaurant in Genetti’s, Wilkes-Barre. Admission to the party, which is intended to celebrate environmental activism, is open to the public and is based on donations in lieu of an admission fee. The party will feature a cocktail hour with open bar, free hors d’oeuvres, live music by local band, “Gone Crazy” and information about environmental causes. The cleanup committee is focusing on


legal dump sites can get washed into the waterways,” Urchek said. “The dumping can have an environmental impact on the Members of the Cleanup Committee and area as well as economic and social impact. their employers include: It can lower property values and deter busiAtty. Kelly Bray, Dyller Law Firm nesses from coming to the area.” Matt Colgan, Pennstar Bank Lindsay Griffin, Genetti’s Hotel & ConferThe Leadership Wilkes-Barre cleanup ence Center committee is raising money to offset the Hilda Huertero, CVS/Caremark cost of supplies, hauling fees and dumping Nick Ouellette, The Graham Academy fees as well as to fund the after-party/ Marlon Pitts, Commission on Economic awareness event. The committee is pledgOpportunity ing to remove a pound of trash for every dolAlvaro Sevilla, Proctor & Gamble Paper lar it raises, up to $5,000, for the project. Products Kerri Stephens, Blue Cross of Northeastern (Any extra funds not used for the project Pennsylvania will be donated to Keep Pennsylvania BeauLisa Webby, Erwine’s Home Health & Hostiful.) pice. The committee has held several fundraising events and is currently selling BPA-free water bottles for $15 each. The stainless just one of several illegal dump sites in the steel bottles can be purchased by calling the area. Members are working with state and Leadership Wilkes-Barre office at 823-2101. Kelly Bray, cleanup committee member, local government to first make sure the site is safe for cleanup and then to organize a said that the group’s efforts will serve to group of community volunteers to pitch in “lead the way” in encouraging others in the community to get involved in cleanups and to remove debris. Susan Urchek, program coordinator for other environmental causes. She explained that she and the other Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, explained that there are many illegal dump sites in members of her leadership group are pasNortheastern Pennsylvania. She said, for sionate about the environment and want example, that people don’t know what to others to share in that passion. “Our project do with an old couch or an old refrigerator, is something very simple; something that so they put the items in the back of their everyone can do,” she said. “We want to do truck and drive out to the woods and dump something good for the area and also to them. They also dump garbage containing bring awareness and encourage others to household cleaning products and other get involved. There’s so much that can be chemicals. The dumping not only takes done if people will just be environmentally away from the beauty of the area, but can conscious in their everyday lives. We live on also contaminate the local water supply this earth and we have to think about how what we do now impacts future generaand affect the community as a whole. “All kinds of contaminants from these il- tions.”



tan Zaneski is the owner and operator of Bernardo’s Pizza & Ice Cream in Edwardsville. He has owned the business since 1999. Zaneski, 44, is a graduate of Bishop O’Reilly High School and Wilkes University where he received a degree in biology. He and his wife, Linda have two children, Becky, 15, and Stanley, 12.

You grew up in the same neighborhood as Bernardo’s. What made you want to buy it? “A group of my friends played softball, and we were looking for a sponsor. I came in and talked to the previous owners and asked them to sponsor us. I said, ‘We’re all local guys and we all come here to eat on a regular basis.’ They looked at me and said, ‘Buy it, and sponsor it yourself.’ That’s exactly how it happened. I thought they were joking around, and I called back a few hours later, and they were dead serious.” Was it something you’d thought about before? Did you always want to own a pizzeria? “No. Never even thought of being in the restaurant business. But the opportunity came about, it was the right timing, and I jumped at it. You get to run the place you grew up on. It was kind of the ‘Mecca.’ So how do you pass on that?” After 12 years, you must like it? “It’s good. I like dealing with the people. Obviously there are times where your kids are doing stuff and you’d like to be there, but you have an obligation to be here. That’s probably the downside to it. You don’t have as much

free time as you hoped to, but hey, you’re running a business. You’ve got an obligation.” What’s your favorite item on your own menu? “Cheesesteak stromboli.” What do you enjoy outside of work? “Coaching kids. Softball. Football. I work with the Ed/Lark Youth Programs.” Sports are big with you. What teams do you follow? “Miami Dolphins, Los Angles Dodgers and Philadelphia Flyers. My favorite sports are hockey, then NASCAR, then football. The last couple of years, I’ve really gotten into hockey. I don’t miss a Flyers game.” Music? “It’s pretty broad ... KISS, Judas Priest, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Bob Marley, Nickelback. I also like country, and I’ll throw classical on once in a while.” See MEET, Page 4B S. JOHN WILKIN/THE TIMES LEADER

CLEANUP EVENT What: Spring Cleanup of illegal dumping grounds Where: Site is off of Dundee Road, Hanover Twp. When: April 16, 9 a.m. to noon

ROLL OUT THE GREEN CARPET What: A party to raise awareness of environmental needs and to celebrate the local cleanup Where: Genetti’s Oyster Restaurant, East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre When: May 14, 7 p.m. to midnight Other fundraisers: The cleanup committee is currently raising funds to help offset the costs of the cleanup and the celebration event. Any monies above and beyond the cost of the event will be donated to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. BPA-free water bottles are being sold for $15 each. To purchase a water bottle, call the Leadership Wilkes-Barre office at 823-2101.

enealogists are accustomed to traveling far and wide to find that one vital old record or photo. But sometimes the material needed to answer a question or fill out a biography is close at hand. Lavada Riggins knows how sometimes the most fascinating information is right under our noses. She will speak on “Unsolved Mysteries in Family Attics” at the next meeting of the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. “If you’re fascinated with family history you may have searched through boxes and drawers of family memorabilia in attics and basements,” she said. “Or you may have explored these same boxes as a child and dreamed of finding lost treasures. Yes, there are treasures luring in those forgotten boxes. And those treasures are like an eye seeing into the soul of the family.” When Riggins and her husband purchased their Jackson Township home in 1965 they found the histories of the original inhabitants in the attic. Fascinated by the lore, they added to the treasure trove over the years, and now the material spans more than a century of the home’s inhabitants. “Most of us have attics and basements filled with keepsakes of our family,” she said. Her talk will focus on how to identify interesting material and “how attic paraphernalia is part of the family character.” The meeting is free to the public. It is scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 22 in Room 106 of the McGowan Building of King’s College, North River and West Union streets, Wilkes-Barre. There is always plenty of time for questions and discussions at the meetings. To inquire about society membership call 570829-l765 or e-mail or attend the meeting. DAR Workshop: Kathleen Smith, regent of the Shawnee Fort Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, has scheduled a workshop for prospective members. It is set for 1 to 3 p.m. on April 2 at the Hoyt Library, Kingston. Women interested in joining are invited to attend to get information on the group and learn how to file the necessary paperwork. The DAR is an organization for women descended from the patriots (civilian and military) of the War of Independence. Smith will answer questions about membership and volunteer opportunities as well. Since space is limited, those wishing to attend should call 570-704-9809 or e-mail The Hoyt Library is at 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Genealogy Class: I will offer another “Getting Started in Genealogy” class 9 to 11 a.m. on May 7 at the West Pittston Library. Because space is limited, anyone wishing to attend must call and reserve a seat. Reach the library at 570-654-9847. The first three classes this season filled up quickly, and a waiting list developed. The library is at 200 Exeter Ave., West Pittston. Meeting: Archaeologist Eric Young will speak at the next meeting of the Genealogical Research Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the society’s Research Center, 1100 Main St., Peckville (Brook and Main streets). Call 570-383-7661 to inquire about membership. Publications: With the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War barely a month away, genealogists should look into any ancestors involved in that conflict, whether military or civilian. A good place to start is the May issue of Family Tree Magazine, with its articles on tracing Civil War and African American ancestors. Go to for information on subscriptions and reprints. It’s an indispensable tool for genealogists. Tom Mooney is a Times Leader genealogy columnist. Reach him at


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James, Romanowski erri James and Charles Romanowski were united in marriage on T Sept. 11, 2010, during an outdoor cere-

mony at Sylvan Lake, Sweet Valley, by Magistrate David Barilla. The bride is the daughter of Ann and Peter James, Plymouth. She is the granddaughter of Elre Chacke and the late Joseph Chacke, Plymouth, and the late Martha James, Luzerne. The groom is the son of Cathy and Richard Moss, Hanover Township. He is the grandson of Katie and Robert Castner, Hanover Township; Charles and Fran Romanowski, Mountain Top; and the late Virginia Josefowicz, Nanticoke. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She chose her friend, Holly Stull, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Jennifer McDaniels, Audra McGrady and Ashley Pietrzyk, friends of the bride. The flower girls were niece Cora James and Jessica Misson, cousin of the groom. The groom chose his friend, Gabriel Metric, as best man. Groomsmen were Bill McDaniels and Travis Temarantz, friends of the groom, and Colin Moss, brother of the groom. The ring bearer was Andrue James, nephew. The bride was honored at a bridal shower hosted by the mothers of the bride and groom and bridal party at the Newtown Fire Hall, Hanover Township. A rehearsal dinner, given by the parents and grandparents of the groom, was also held at the Newtown Fire Hall, Hanover Township. The wedding reception was held at R&D Memories, Hanover Township. Terri works for Coccia Ford, Plains Township. She graduated from Wyoming Valley West High School and Luzerne County Community College. Charles works for Bimbo Bakeries USA, Pittston. He graduated from Hanover Area High School. He is a volunteer firefighter for Hanover Township, where he is the captain of the Newtown Station. The couple honeymooned in Cape Cod, Mass., and Bar Harbor, Maine. They reside in Hanover Township with their dogs, Sadie and Dexter.

Phillips, Driscoll he families of Robyn Michelle Phillips and Daniel Eugene Driscoll are T happy to share the news that their

children were recently united in marriage. The happy couple exchanged vows on Sept. 18, 2010, at the Mountain Top Presbyterian Church. The bride is the daughter of Brenda Phillips and the late Robert Phillips, Laurel Run. The groom is the son of Cheryl and Eugene Driscoll, Laurel Run. The bride is a graduate of GAR Memorial High School, Class of 1996. She also graduated from Penn State University in 2001 with a degree in liberal arts. The bride is a customer service supervisor for CIGNA Healthcare, Moosic. The groom is also a 1996 graduate of GAR Memorial High School. He spent four years in the United States Marine Corp. and was honorably discharged in 2000. He now works as a corrections officer for the State of Pennsylvania.











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Rice Elementary celebrates cultural arts

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Rice Elementary School recently held its PTA Founder’s Day and Cultural Arts Reflections Program featuring a ‘Together We Can’ theme in the school’s gymnasium. Celebrating 40 years, the PTA Reflections Program is designed to enhance quality arts education for students in preschool through grade 12. The program encourages students to create works of art in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography and the visual arts. Participants in the music, dance and literature arts categories, from left, are Angelina Chin, Sarah Klush, Paige Allen, Kailey Harris, Kiara Tereska, Taylor Yeager, Chloe Lacoste, Sophie Norton and Isabela Reluzco.

nounce their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Elaine Walker, Milton. She is the granddaughter of the late Thomas and Mary Stitely, Milton, and the late William Willour, Allentown. The prospective groom is the son of Edward and Donna Nork, Hanover Township, and James and Treena Ross, Stillwater. He is the grandson of Sarah Ross and the late Charles Ross, Rohrsburg; Mahlon Hartman and the late Pauline Hartman, Cambria, and the late Madge Young, Stillwater. Jamie is a 2003 graduate of Milton Area High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Bloomsburg University in 2007. She earned a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Lock Haven University in 2010. She is employed as a physician assistant by Geisinger Medical Center. Clint is a 2000 graduate of Benton High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bloomsburg University in 2004. He is a teacher at Benton High School. The couple will exchange vows June 25, 2011, in Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomsburg.

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Lawson, Sorber shley Sorber and Tony Lawson, together with their parents, anA nounce their engagement and up-

coming wedding. Ashley is the daughter of Charles and Gail Sorber, Fairmount Springs. She is the granddaughter of Helen Masters, Fairmount Springs; the late Gerald Masters; and the late William and Lillian Sorber. Tony is the son of Susan Lawson and Joe Lawson, both of Berwick. He is the grandson of Robert and Lorraine Lawson, Shickshinny, and the late Frank and Naomi Gaito. The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Northwest Area High School. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in exercise science at Bloomsburg University in 2004-2005. She is employed as a field hockey coach and a secretary for the Fairmount Springs United Methodist Church. The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Berwick High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communication studies at Bloomsburg University in 2003. He is employed at Archer Daniels Midland. The couple will wed Sept. 4, 2011, at the Fairmount Springs United Methodist Church.

Holy Redeemer students qualify for district festivals Three students from Holy Redeemer High School recently qualified for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District instrumental festivals. Paul Chmil, Hanover Township, participated in the District Band festival at Montrose High School and further qualified for Region Band as a first alternate. Joseph Szczechowski, Dallas, qualified for District Band as a first alternate. Emily Makar, WilkesBarre, participated in District Orchestra at Crestwood High School. Both three-day festivals concluded with a public concert. Students from more than 35 public and private high schools auditioned to be part of the District 9 Festivals. Lauren Stamm is the band and orchestra director at Holy Redeemer. Festival participants, from left, are Chmil, Szczechowski and Makar.

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celebrated a milestone birthday on Feb. 18, 2011. Born in Pringle, Betty is the daughter of the late John and Anna Charnigo. Betty was married to Thomas J. Riley for 50 years. He passed away in 1989. Betty has four daughters: Chris Hooper, Kingston, Pa.; the late Dorothie Riley, Cleveland, Ohio; Becky Simmers and husband, Bob, Malvern, Pa.; and Peggy Surber and husband, Ken, Saginaw, Texas. Betty is known to her nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren as Ammy. They are Rob Hooper, Larksville, Pa., and son, the late Tom Hooper; Chris Ostroski and husband, Rick, Shavertown, Pa., and their two children; Ron Folkman and wife, Debbi, Lakewood, Ohio; Larry Folkman and wife, Debbie, Cleveland, Ohio; Traci Thorpe and husband, Robert, Brier, Wash., and their two sons; Renee Stipa and husband, Rick, Phoenixville, Pa., and their four children; Adrienne McNamara and fiancée, Chris Robbins, and three children; and Holly Hull and husband, Greg, of Swampscott, Mass., and their son. Family and friends gathered together from across the country to celebrate with a luncheon in her honor on Feb. 19 at Pazzo.

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announce the recent christening of their daughter, Emma. The christening took place at 1 p.m. on Jan. 23, 2011, at St. Therese’s Church, Shavertown, and was blessed by the Rev. James Paisley. Emma was surrounded in love by her immediate family, including her grandparents, Joseph and Carmelina Agolino and Eugene and Sandra Salko, and great-grandmother Rose Wargo. Emma’s godparents are Joseph Agolino and Heather Selingo. An intimate family dinner was held in Emma’s honor following the baptism.

Radzavicz, Shaw arah Ann Radzavicz and John Edward Shaw of Myrtle Beach, S Schuyler Avenue Elementary honors February Star Students S.C., together with their families, are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Paul and Kathy Radzavicz, Forty Fort. She is the granddaughter of the late Paul and Anna Radzavicz and the late Robert and Alice Yatison. The prospective groom is the son of Robert and Kathy Shaw, Plymouth. He is the grandson of Edward Harenza and the late Elizabeth Harenza, Plymouth, and the late John and Marie Shaw. Sarah is a 2004 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Bloomsburg University in 2009. She is employed as a substitute teacher for Georgetown County and Horry County School Districts and a server/trainer for Red Lobster, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. John is a 2002 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School. He earned an Associate in Applied Science degree in emergency medical services with a paramedic certification from Luzerne County Community College in 2007. He is employed as a firefighter/paramedic for Horry County Fire Rescue, Conway, S.C. The couple will exchange vows Oct. 15, 2011, at Holy Name St. Mary’s Parish, Swoyersville.

Schuyler Avenue Elementary School, Wyoming Valley West School District, recently announced the Star Students for the month of February. Awarded students have exemplary behavior and have displayed positive attitudes towards themselves, their school and teachers. At the awards ceremony, from left, first row, are Morgan Morrissey, Ivan Prodanets, Gabriella Zim and Jeremy Long. Second row: Chris Otway, Johnathan Brokenshire, Emily Brunn, Casey Joyce and Natalie Placko. Third row: Amy Rothschild, teacher; Nicole Rossick, teacher; Raymond Whalen, principal; and Samantha Bovolick, teacher. Cody Vincent and Julianna Myers were also names Star Students.


Elizabeth J. Ellis, administrative director, and Anthony Guariglia, principal, West Side Career and Technology Center announced the Honor Roll for the second marking period.

Grade 10: Highest Honors: Emily C. Mansilla. High Honors: Emilee A. Krasson, Desiree Sue Smith. Honors: Victoria M. Apostolov, Alton Bagsett, Amanda Cwalina, Carl John Davenport, Shawn W. Davis, Katelynn Deyo, Anthony DiMaria, Kassandra L. Edmonds, Barbara L. Farley, Samantha Gomez, Nikki J. Higgins, Abraham C. O’Connell, Codi N. Puterbaugh, Justin Romanoski, John Reese Rowlands, Michael A. Scott, Ralph F. Shulde.

Grade 9: High Honors: Christopher David Cragle, Christine J. Richard, Jestina L. Vasicak. Honors: Laura Baut, John D. Davenport, Ryan P. Davenport, Jeremy C. Harmon, Tyler J. Nulton, Haley Elizabeth Perry, Mitchel Edward Pointon, Allison Sands, Jessica A. Vargo, Manielyah I. Welcome.

Grade 1 1: High Honors: Felisha Lynn Davenport, Derrick J. Eyerman, Jacqueline Joseph, Ryan J. Searles, Hannah Lee Smith. Honors: Alicia Bevan, Brian C. Bonnerwith, Nicole Rae Davenport, Samantha Jayne Edmonds, Audre M. Edwards, Emily A. Farver, Sarah C. Golembewski, Justin C. Grocki, Amanda R.

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HONOR ROLL Heights-Murray Elementary School Heights-Murray Elementary School recently announced the honor roll for the second quarter. Grade 4: Ashley Dalessandro, Corey Fuller, Summer Kreitzer, Julietta Massaro, Benjamin Moody, Alexander Mros, Charsi Romano, Melissa Banos, Malik Burton, Magaly Martinez, Brandon Valdez, Kiah Walsh, Paige Hall, Kyana Sowell, Jennifer Ajao, Aminata Conteh, Alura Henderson, Joseph Jackson, Angel Pesci, Hector Vindel, Davonald Brown, Rafael Deleon, Emily Halecki, Ashlee Zingale. Grade 5: Mai Bach, Diamond Currie, Ben George, Brian Glaush, Haylee McCreary, Jeannie Phan, Michael Vreeland, Jacob Garms, Tyler Montgomery, Joseph Rey, Justin Staer, Karina Avila, Jacob Delaney, Jarod Engle, Janeysia Galdames, Stephanie Gribble, Allison Suchoski,

Hector Cortes, Amanda Denoy, Cody Hummell, Desmond McCance, Ronald Pesci, Alexis Whiting, Michael Woychio. Grade 6: Asley Banos, Asia Charles, Karlee Cragle, Ayla Espinoza, Christopher Kolativa, Paul Leco, Rajon Osborne, Rakim Salaam, Khalik Smith, Sara Smith, Cheyenne Taylor, Gabe Bell, Jordan Austin, Breonna Hanahan, Kesha Hooker, Nathan Luckey, Christopher Malys, Ziaire Mouzone, Angelo Najera, Robert Reimiller, Justin Remphrey, Jaeline Reyes, Tabitha Schneider, Jonathan Seabrook, Robert Shinal, Emmanuel Edoukou, Christopher Eastman, Olivia Stortz, Dhamiere Adams, Kiara Brown, Steven Cabrera, Fernando DeLaCruz, Jay Deininger, Mitchell Hall, Sean Haughney, Timothy Lavelle, Tina Nguyen, Jayson Scott, Bridget Seabrook, Matthew Sebolka, Chelsea Sypniewski, Jackie Tang, Desiree Lynch, Rachel Stucker, Michael Susquilanda, Damien Regan, Iyanna Chalmers, Tatyana Rose, Ben Marte, Anthonie Hinkle, Samara McDaniels, Dylan Sbano, Christina Carly. Hamilton, Kelly A. Jones, Heather N. Kennedy, Elias F. Kocher, Shane Michael Kocher, Rober E. Lewis, Mark J. Macosky, Shawn Ryan O’Malley, Samantha J. Savakinas, Stanley Sopata, Ji’Amaris Ivana Torres, Kevin A. Walsh. Grade 12: Highest Honors: Nicole A. Dzubiak, Garrett J. Hittle. High Honors: Jacqueline C. Austin, Brandon J. Gibbon, David A. Labar, Brittany L. Smith, Alexander M. Suder. Honors: Tyler A. Atherholt, Rebecca C. Austin, Brittney N. Cooper, Marc W. Denlinger, Eugene J. Finney, Katlyn Glycenfer, Heather L. Hummel, Stephen J. Klebetz, Maureen P. Lundstrom, Ellen E. McNeill, William J. Novick, Jack R. Pierce, Jr., Jasmiere L. Plath, Kerea L. Shoemaker, Brett G. Simoson, Marissa A. Solomon, Catherine E. Wheaton.


















Andrew Sarnevitz and Bailey Fendler, students at the United Hebrew Institute, were recently notified by the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University Sarnevitz that they have qualified to participate in special programs and services offered by the institution. In order to qualify, the students needed to score in the 95th percentile on any one of several parts of the achievement tests administered by their Fendler school. Fendler is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Fendler. Sarnevitz is the son of Lydia Sarnevitz-Lerner. Both are seventh-grade students at the school.

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Shital Patel, a senior at MMI Preparatory School, recently won the Northeast Pennsylvania Brain Bee competition held at the University of Scranton. Patel, the daughter of Minaben and Dilipkumar Patel, Drums, earned first place among 56 competitors from 23 local schools. She will now compete in the United States National Brain Bee at the University of Maryland in midMarch. The winner of the national bee will participate in the International Brain Bee competition in Florence, Italy, this summer. Last year, Patel placed third in the Northeast Pennsylvania Brain Bee. MMI students also won the bee in 2008 and 2007. The regional bee is part of the International Brain Bee, a neuroscience competition for high school students. The goal of the Brain Bee is to motivate students to learn about the brain, to capture their imaginations and to inspire them to pursue careers in biomedical brain research. Elizabeth Butler, Elizabeth McCann and Joseph Thomas, mass communications majors from King’s College, will present their research paper Butler on Facebook and privacy at the Undergraduate Scholars Conference to be held in conjunction with the 102nd Eastern Communication Association McCann Convention. The research paper, titled “Privacy Setting Awareness on Facebook and Its Effect on User-Posted Content,” was rated as a Thomas top-four paper from more than 125 submitted entries. Joseph Schwartzburt, Savannah, Ga., was the recipient of the Wilkes University Etruscan Prize for creative writing. The award is given to a creative writing student with the best one-page submission on a given theme. The prize was awarded during the closing banquet of the creative writing program’s January residency. Schwartzburt, the son of Perry and Jeanette Schwartzburt, Blackwood, N.J., is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in the university’s creative writing program. He is a graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Colleen Robatin, principal, G.A.R. Memorial Junior and Senior High School, recently announced the Honor Roll for the second quarter.

Wyoming Area Secondary Center hosts History Bowl Wyoming Area Secondary Center was the site of the first History Bowl held in the state of Pennsylvania. Twelve teams vied for the opportunity to compete in the first National History Bowl to be held April 15-16 in Washington, D.C. Wyoming Area’s Team C was a quarterfinalist; Team B was a semifinalist; and Team A was the tournament champion. All three teams are eligible for the national competition. Greg Cajka from Wyoming Area was the Junior Varsity History Bee champion and Mike DeAngelo, also from Wyoming Area, was the High School History Bee champion and the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Some of the Wyoming Area participants, from left, first row: Team E members Stephanie Brown and Nicholas Leon; National History Bowl Coordinator Dave Madden; Christopher Wall; Brian Wisowaty; and Katherine Sokirka. Second row: Team B members Davide Fanelli, Greg Cajka, Gared Zaboski and Alecia Panuski; Jessica Werbin, coaching assistant; Eileen Palmer, academic teams coach; Chris Hizynski, Wyoming Area History Bowl coordinator; Lisa Day, AP History instructor; and Team D members Allison Golden, Jessica Hollister, Brittany Bender and Kim Golden. Third row: Team C members James Scrobola, Nate Brague, Nate Miller and Jonathan Scrobola; and Team A tournament champions Mike DeAngelo, Samantha Scott, team captain, Debbie Gross and Eric Werbin.

St. Nicholas-St. Mary third-graders perform Native American play Kathleen Vogt’s third-grade class at St. Nicholas-St. Mary School recently performed a play about a Native American legend that was carved into a totem pole. The children also designed totem poles which recorded the history and stories of their families. With their projects, from left, first row, are Aoife Burke, Megan Croke, Cole Mayhue, Tyler Rushton and Matt Dinh. Second row: Luke Sullivan, Joe Jendrzjewski, Maria Fioti, Caton Fahey, Regan Mishanski, Katherine Pinto, Becky Revitt and Cloe Mazzatosta. Third row: Colin Conway, Nicholas Pikul, Kimmy Aldrich, Conrad Middleton, Paige Parsons, Andie Sullin and Vogt.

Gate of Heaven student council hosts toy bingo The student council at Gate of Heaven School recently held a toy bingo. Approximately 50 students attended the event that was organized by student council members in grades 6-8. Council members and their adviser, from left, first row, are Annalisa Jolley, Jillian Ambrose and Charlotte Maria. Second row: Olivia Mennig, Julia Adonizio, Shelby Smith, Maria Pino, Nicole Cavanaugh and Noah Mirro. Third row: Maria Khoudary, Molly Hampsey, Jennifer Ringsdorf, Anthony Khoudary, Michael Lyons and Christopher Mennig. Fourth row: Adriana Wesolowski, Victoria Fulton, Michael Gatusky, Jamie Carty, Maegan Wrubel, Chester Brennan, Joseph Layaou, and Bridget Occhiato, adviser.

Solomon students mark first 100 days with fundraiser The faculty at Solomon/Plains Memorial Elementary School used the milestone of the first 100 days of school to teach math, promote community service and sponsor a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Students were asked to donate 100 new gloves, hats and scarves to benefit needy children. Students responded by collecting, counting and separating more than 300 items that were donated to local charitable organizations. In addition, students sold daffodils and raised $1,400 to benefit cancer research. Some of the participants, from left, first row, are Matthew Simerson, Sumay Trivedi, Jayden Pahler, Krystal Haertter, Phillip Latinski and Harmonie Hargrave. Second row: Jhyqwez Simmons, Alexa Berecin, Noah Catalanello, Brandon Ceccoli, Megan Guarnari, Kallie O’Donnell, Raymond Lauer and Tianna Green. Third row: teachers Lorraine Farrell, Susan Domiano, Amy Pascale, Maura Leighton and Lisa Giovannini.

Grade 12: Highest Honors: Jeffrey Ankner, Katelyn Arcelay, Andrew Barrow, Ryan Burkhardt, Katelynn Carley, Katlin Clark, Sheikh Conteh, Wilton Curiel, Ashley Evans, Catherine Golya, Hector Izaguirre, Anastasia Jablowski, Adam Krull, Ryan Kuren, Jillian Lavelle, Danielle Monsuer, Bobbie Richardson, Alicia Riggsbee-Powell, Leanna Rolon, Nicolas Sosa Jr., Christopher Stortz, Joseph Taylor, Maria Tejeda, Cassandra Ventura, Zackary Yashkus. High Honors: Amanda Bankes, Emilee Bubblo, Samuel Forst, Krista Holloway, Jasmine Johnson, Joshua Kaskey, Jacqualyn Kocher, Ashley Maloney, Kaitlin McCann, Samantha Miller, Nakira Minor, Anna Ondish, Nancy Pacheco, Kara Parcinski, Javon Pendarvis, Malcolm Peoples, Nina Phillips-Anaya, Avery Picketts, Gary Polakoski, Joseph Prednis, Sarah Quach, Adrienna Rowe, Eric Todd, Julianna Toole, Justin Warman, Heather Yaron, Lorianne Zaleski. Honors: Raymond Ashford, Teah Blades, Taylor Cooper, Joseph Donovan, Kaitlyn Dunbar, Mark Falandys, Lisandra Garcia, Essence Gibson, Brent Herbert, Shakeer Jackson, Lance Letteer, Henry Lopez, Steven McCann, Stephanie McGraw, Brianna Norton, Joshua Pachick, Danielle Parcinski, Tara Price, Keyonna Thomas. Grade 1 1: Highest Honors: Daniel Faust, Beth Anne Gilbert, Kaleigh Killian, Samantha Kirschner, Tara Kolativa, Nicole Krzywicki, Justin McCarthy, Elizabeth McGlynn, China Morningstar, Ryan Pavone, Trenaya Reid, Laurel Roughsedge, Steven Trebunak, Thomas Tyson. High Honors: Alysha Baker, Lauren Ciliberto, Darrell Crawford, Elissa Domzalski, Warren Kolc, Caitlyn Kovach, Jordan Liguori, Eric Olszyk, Casey Phillips, Erica Saunders, Toni Skibinski, Andrew Smith, Marisol Sosa, Steven Udiski, Richard Workman Jr., Barbara Yelland. Honors: Lauren Apolinaro, Zachary Ellis, Amber Johnson, Brandon Massaro, Jessica Pacheco, Christina Powell, Jeremy Soto, Edgar Tapia, Thomas Williams, Dwayne Wright Jr. Grade 10: Highest Honors: Edoukou Aka-Ezoua, Jian Chi, Douglas Delescavage, Brian Klapat, Julianna Leco, Tyler Mulvihill, Stefanie Short, Victoria Wallace. High Honors: Everett Appleby, James-Dante Baker, Nathaniel Ekas, Cory Evans, Zachary Farrell, James Gallagher, Candice Hartman, Ryan Kerth, Kaitlyn Kuren, Alec Niemiec, William Richardson. Honors: Donovan Bailey Jr., Jeffrey Chintalla, Cassandra Dyanick, Brittany Edwards, Jennifer Flynn, Elijah Gresham, Luke Height, Aaliyah Jones, Nicolas Oldziejewski, Vincent Phan, Bryant Placencio, Yazmin Ramirez, Marquise Sampeur, Joseph Sipsky, Shakir Soto, Marena Spence, Brittany Thomas, Rachel Vitale, Colleen Za-

leski. Grade 9: Highest Honors: Jahlil Harvey, Alvaro Izaguirre, Breana Mosier, Bradley Pachick, Sarah Petro, Joseph Snipas, Martin Snyder. High Honors: Abbigail Borum, Breah Cooper, Brian Dapas, Joseph Evans, Randall Faulk, Rebecca Glaude, James Holmes, Michelle Huertero, Shiniese Jones, Deandra Mark, Jennifer McDonald, Gunnar Phillips, Melissa Ponce, Jacob Revak, Stephanie Riggsbee, Jada Smith, Erickson Taveras, Adrian Thomas, Vanessa Tlatenchi, Jessica Wills, Richard Yost. Honors: Yan Mary Abreu-Tejeda, Sedrick Austin, Wayne Bell, Erica Bigam, Maggy Cabrera Castillo, Amber Echols, Kevin Evans, Tyler Frame, Quieterriua Gross, Deanna Hester, Jonathan Hynes, Sherry Kelly, Doreen Kiernan, Amanda Kosich, Austin Mashinski, Erick Munoz, Madisen Nichol, Michael Rowe, Jonathan Smith, Erich Snyder, Jamaar Taylor, Steven Tyson, Korey Welkey, Laron Williams. Grade 8: Highest Honors: Anissah Baht-T’om, Seth Callahan, Vanessa Castillo, Christina Cherkis, Kariana Goicoechea, Devin Nesbitt, Katelyn Oldziejewski, Aaron Pekar, Larissa Stucker, Anna Sulitka, Rachel Wielgopolski. High Honors: Samantha Conahan, Kristen Drozda, Paige Elmy, Zachary Faust, Joshua Flynn, Nigebo Francis, Zachary Gonzalez, Jasmine Hernandez, Gabrielle Hynes, Shawn Kennedy, Diane Lopez, Linda Martinez, Skye Miller, Shianne Roberts, Jaqueline Rocha, Ismaila Sonko, Raquel Sosa, Matthew Stanislowski, Marilyn Tapia, Oshea Taylor, Sean-Paul Williamson, Tydus Winstead. Honors: Sa’id Abdul Qayir, Corey Casterline, Joshua Deininger, Anthony Easter, Jason Evans, Corey Hardik, Devon Harris, Jeremy Klapat, Katlin Kofchak, Sarah Kolc, Catherine Luckey, Dominick Marino, Lamonica Mateo, Bo McPeek, Kati Mendoza, Rodrigo Nalmy, Samantha Peterson, Ryan Roskowski, Mahogany Shack, Edwin Sosa, Kayla Stair, Brittany Stephenson, Anthony Tlatenchi, Ian Valles, Saul Wilkins IV, Wayne Wright. Grade 7: Highest Honors: Tristino Altavilla, Banessa Flores, Dylan Frame, Nathan Mattey, Rofiat Oseni, Robert Petrovich. High Honors: Kimani Boyd, Antwone Easter, Jeremy Erhardt, Shaquan Everett, Avery Harris, Jocelyn Lee, Jacob Massaker, Victoria Messinger, Jackyla Moye, McKenzie Nichol, Lindsey Quinn, Giselle Reyes Guadarrama, Isell Reyes-Martinez, Josmarlyn Rivas Adon Jr., Erin Scafella, Pedro Tapia Jr., Breanna Taylor, Mohamed Toure, Kayla Unvarsky. Honors: Mabel Awuah, Michael Bodosky, Jovona Bradford, David Bubblo III, Brian Cruz, Randy Duval, Dylon Faller, Myuanna Fitzgerald, Paige Gartin, Giselle Huertero, Laura Kolarik, Garry Kroll Jr., Luis Laureano Martinez, Diance McCloe-Hall, Hayden Moody, Jermaira Moore, Julisa Moore, Ivanna Nin, Eliezel Pena Laureano, Rodolfo Rivera, Briee Shovlin, Darion Stouchko, Shealynn Taylor, Amber Temarantz, Tyler Winstead.

Hinton speaks to students at GAR High School Mary Hinton, assistant vice president of academic affairs and chief planning and diversity officer at Misericordia University, recently spoke with students at GAR Memorial Junior-Senior High School, Wilkes-Barre. Hinton, who is also associated with Misericordia University’s Diversity Institute, discussed topical issues with senior high students during an assembly and in a more personal session with students in Julia Hoskins’ class. The visit was arranged by Hoskins, who also serves as the diversity coordinator for the Wilkes-Barre Area School District, in observance of Black History Month. Some of the participants, from left, first row: Victoria Wallace; Erica Acosta, Misericordia University; Jenny Chi; Hinton; and Maliha Zaman, Misericordia University. Second row: China Morningstar, Molly McCarthy, Julianna Leco, Jessica Montigney, Hailey Williams, Edoukou Aka-Ezoua and Julia Hoskins. Third row: Bryant Placencio, Marissa George and Andres Jones. Fourth row: Anthony Harris, Nick Rybitski, Kevin Sova, Brian Klapat, Doug Delscavage and Edward Flippen.



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LCCC Phi Theta Kappa honor society holds induction ceremony The Luzerne County Community College Phi Theta Kappa honor society recently held an induction ceremony. One hundred and seventy-two students were inducted into the college’s chapter. The purpose of the honor society is to recognize and encourage scholarship among associate degree students. Some of the inductees, from left, first row: Stacy Ann Dunkle, Berwick; Heather Rothman, West Pittston; Jenny Rizel, Kingston; Salina Sachetti, Hazleton; Nancy Atkinson, Avoca; Mary Jo Mellas, Mountain Top; Pat Brennan, Jenkins Township; Stephen Swicklik, Nanticoke, chapter vice president; Mary Buckley, Wilkes-Barre; chapter vice president; Marc Incitti, chapter president; and Mary Nickle, Strasburg, state president, Pennsylvania Phi Theta Kappa. Second row: Jennifer William, Swoyersville; Kevin Perrins, Kingston; Nathaly Rojas, Mountain Top; Claire Bennett, Sugarloaf; Shea Vought, Bloomsburg; Betty Anne Hughes, Hanover Township; E. Blandon Langdon, Bear Creek; Meredith Capuano, Blakeslee; Jeanette Gadison, Plymouth; Rachel Merth, Hunlock Creek; and Sarah Kennelly, Trucksville. Third row: Kathleen L. McKenzie, Cambra; Erin Malone, Bear Creek; Matt Dixon, Plains Township; Stephanie Young, Taylor; Michele Giedosh, Lattimer Mines; Joe Earley, Wilkes-Barre; Renae Novitski, Kingston; Tracy Eveland, Berwick; Kaylene Schan, Hawley; Walaa Mahmoud, Plains Township; and Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC. Fourth row: Robert Hess, Ashley; David Arbizu, Wapwallopen; Heather Paradise, Scranton; Bill Hizny, Wyoming; Deborah Kowalczyk, Plains Township; Deborah Price, Hunlock Creek; Susan Gurka, Mountain Top; John Lopez, Hazleton; Jenny Choi, Scranton; Mary Sullivan, director, student life and athletics, LCCC; and Dr. Stephen Housenick, advisor, LCCC Phi Theta Kappa chapter. Fifth row: Shawn K. Kellmer, Hazleton; Stephen Scheers, Hazleton; Tracey Sands, Pittston; Sean Malone, Wilkes-Barre; Nikolas Butrej, Berwick; Austin Emenyonu, Luzerne; Kofi Adjen-Bohyen, Wilkes-Barre; Robert Reeder, Larksville; Allison Reeder, Larksville; and A. Marie Reeder, Larksville.

Solomon-Plains Memorial Junior High School students participate in NASA project on gravity Eighth-grade students at Solomon-Plains Memorial Junior High School recently participated in the NASA What If No Gravity? (WING) challenge. Projects created by two teams of students were selected to be part of the NASA 2.2 Second Drop Tower in Ohio, a component of the WING challenge. Students received a letter of recognition and a certificate of achievement for their efforts. Some of the participants, from left, first row: Merridith Falchek, science teacher; Rowan Connelly; Kelly McGraw; Jeremy Grivensky; Sarah Pradel; Kourtney Kukowski; Nicole Ciprich; Catherine Silveri; and Belinda Tabron, assistant principal. Second row: John Woloski, principal; Ryan Corcoran; Zachary MyKulyn; Adam Ercolani; Christine Lapsansky; Mike Sulcoski, junior high science coordinator; and Teagan Bigelow.

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Alexandra Howton, Mountain Top.

Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Leah Butterwick, Kingston.

Salve Regina University, Newport, R.I.

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Jenna Baron, daughter of William and Jolann Baron, Nanticoke, is celebrating her eighth birthday today, March 13. Jenna is a granddaughter of Joseph and Barbara Olshefski, Nanticoke; Thomas and JoAnn Capotosti, Timmonsville, S.C.; and William and LuAnn Baron, Laflin. She has a sister, Jilann, 10.

Calendria Makenzie Stevenson, daughter of Melissa and Matt Stevenson, Nanticoke, is celebrating her first birthday today, March 13. Calendria is a granddaughter of John Kanyuck, Mountain Top; Patti Kanyuck and Warren Stowell, Nanticoke; and Karol Patras, Alabama. She is a great-granddaughter of the late Russell and Esther Kanyuck; the late Leonard and Josephine Emelett; Pauline Patras, Maryland; and the late Louis Patras.

Adam Christian Hoover, son of Damian and Janice Hoover, Lehman, celebrated his fifth birthday March 6. Adam is a grandson of Alvah (Skip) and Carol Hoover, Shickshinny Lake, and Eugene and Patricia Kane, Swoyersville. He has a brother, Evan, 6.

Olivia Marquart, Dallas.

St. Francis University, Loretto

Greater Nanticoke Area PTA to host spring bingo

Alyssa Dogal, Kingston; Erin Fallon, Tunkhannock; Stephanie Griffin, Pittston.

The Greater Nanticoke Area PTA will hold a Spring Bingo on April 3 at the Warrior Run Fire Hall, Academy Street, Warrior Run. Doors will open at 1 1 a.m. and the bingo will begin at 1 p.m. Prizes consist of baskets, gift cards and 50/50 raffles. Food items and a bake sale will also be available. Admission is $2. For more information, or to purchase reserved seat admission tickets, call Donna at 899-0005. Some of the elementary school students, from left, first row, are Adriana Pezella, Elizabeth Redenski, Jillian Maute and Jenna Baron. Second row: Morgan Matthews, Jilann Baron and Chris Maute.

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Stephanie M. Konecke, Wyoming; Colin J. Lorenz, Mountain Top.

Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg

Sara Alsaleh, Bear Creek Township; Hugh Taylor, Mountain Top; Ryan Molitoris, Plains Township; Barbara Grimaud, Tunkhannock; Ashley Adams, Wilkes-Barre.

Area students to mark Earth Day with river activities

Lydia H. Masimore Elizabeth Pachucki Elizabeth Pachucki, daughter of Stephen and Nicole Pachucki, Bear Creek, is celebrating her third birthday today, March 13. Elizabeth is a granddaughter of Edmund and Catherine Pachucki, Wilkes-Barre; Joanna Colleran, Bear Creek; and Martin Colleran, Lancaster. She has a sister, Allison, 8.

Sarah G. Walp Sarah Grace Walp, daughter of Ryan and Maria Walp, Dallas, is celebrating her third birthday today, March 13. Sarah is a granddaughter of Tom and Ruth Farris, Shavertown, and Lenny and Paula Walp, Dallas. She has a brother, Adam, 6.

Lydia Hermione Masimore, daughter of Chandra and Tony Masimore, Newportville, is celebrating her seventh birthday today, March 13. Lydia is a granddaughter of Dean and Alice Weghorst, Wilkes-Barre, and Ray and Sharon Masimore, Spring Grove. She is a great-granddaughter of Bill and Barbara Woodworth and Lucille Weghorst, all of Wilkes-Barre. Lydia has a brother, Isaiah, 3.

Northwest Area students headed to band festival Hannah Dalmas, Rochelle Dymond and Rachel Schwiter from Northwest Area Senior High and Middle School have been selected to perform in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region IV Band Festival to be held March 23-26. This year’s festival will include 160 of the best high school musicians from over 50 school districts. The conductor for the program will be Bradley Genevro from Messiah College. The festival host is Val Rheude, band director of Central Columbia High School in Bloomsburg. A public concert will be presented at 2 p.m. on March 26 in the Central Columbia High School auditorium. Tickets will be on sale at the door. From left are Schwiter, Dalmas and Dymond.

Wyoming Area Secondary Center earns recycling competition honors Wyoming Area Secondary Center, Exeter, recently received the GreenSylvania Recycling Award for its excellent participation in the state-wide GreenSylvania Recycling Competition. The award was presented to the students and staff by Beth DeNardi, recycling coordinator for Luzerne County. The school recycled 2,000 pounds of paper during the month of October. Special recognition was given to members of the Wyoming Area Key Club who collected the recycled paper materials each day. The facility director at Wyoming Area coordinated with the Exeter Borough Street Department to recycle and weigh the paper materials. GreenSylvania is a state-wide recycling contest sponsored by the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, and Keep America Beautiful. At the award presentation, from left: Raymond Bernardi, superintendent; Christine Rutledge, Key Club adviser; Mathew Christman, Key Club member; Ronald Klepadlo, Key Club member; DeNardi; Janet Serino, assistant superintendent; Cassandra Coleman, mayor of Exeter; Karen Szwast, Exeter recycling coordinator; Vito Quaglia, principal; John Morgan, Exeter councilman; Dave Amico, facility director.

Dallas Twp. Class of ’51 will reunite May 28 Dallas Township High School Class of 1951 will hold its 60th anniversary reunion on May 28. Details will be announced when the plans are finalized. Some members of the reunion committee, from left, are Julia Updyke Scott, Dorothy Edwards Searfoss, Joseph Oblen and Louise Brzyski Kubasti. Hilda Ehrgott Moore-Wyda and Alfred Hudak are also members of the committee.

WILKES-BARRE: Earth Day Along the Susquehanna River will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 15 at the Wilkes-Barre Riverfront Parks and Nesbitt and Kirby Park Natural Areas. Students in grades 4-8 will learn about the local environment and the organizations that study and care for it. They will explore the area with a guide learning the importance of riparian forests and the wildlife that inhabit them. They will also learn about water quality testing, aquatic insects and fish, invasive species, riparian forests, the Chesapeake Bay, composting, air quality testing, acid rain, recycling, landfills, inflatable dams, alternative energy, nuclear power, GPS mapping, watersheds and migratory birds. Representatives from the DCNR “Connections to Your Watershed” Program will be on hand to explain the positive impact of the watershed and Wilkes University Women Empowered by Science (WEBS) will hold mini solar car races. All classes must be well chaperoned (one chaperone per 15 students) and should bring lunch using a reusable lunch bag to avoid creating trash on Earth Day. The program will be held rain or shine. For more information and to register a class, call Penn State Cooperative Extension at 570825-1701.


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IN BRIEF DALLAS: Misericordia University will hold an Open House program for high school students and their parents 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 16. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. in the Anderson Sports Center. The open house schedule includes registration, refreshments, campus tours, a faculty session and lunch, and meetings with representatives of student services, athletics and financial aid. A session will also be held on the university’s Alternative Learner’s Project for students with learning disabilities. For more information, or to

register, contact the admissions office at 570-675-4449, or toll free at 1-866-262-6363, or by e-mail at Students can also visit the university online at EXETER: UFCW Federal Credit Union has been offering financial literacy classes to seventh- and eighth-grade students at Wyoming Area Secondary Center. The classes offer students hands-on experience and discussions on saving, budgeting and setting financial goals. The UFCW also has a Warriors student-run branch at the Secondary Center. FORTY FORT: Wyoming







Seminary Lower School, 1560 Wyoming Ave., will hold an Open House for preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten 9-11 a.m. on March 31. Families may tour classrooms and speak with the dean of the Primary Division, teachers and admission staff about the early childhood program. Applications are accepted up to one year in advance of entry. The school will maintain waiting pools when necessary for all programs. For more information, call Heidi Sims, associate director of Lower School admissions, at 718-6610, or by e-mail at Advance registration is recommended.










SCRANTON: Johnson College will hold an Open House for prospective students and their families at 9:30 a.m. March 26 in the Moffat Building, located on the college’s campus at 3427 N. Main Ave. Activities will include information sessions on admissions, applications, financial aid and student services. Tours of each technical area will also be conducted and department chairs will be available. Registrations can be made online at openhouse, or by calling the admissions office at 570-7028900. Application fees will be waived for those who apply at the Open House.

Northwest Area Senior High and Middle School Ryan Miner, principal, and Joseph Rasmus, assistant principal, Northwest Area Senior High and Middle School recently announced the second quarter Honor Roll students for the school year 2010/2011. Grade 7: High Honors: Ashley Brubaker, Carlee Capece, Emily Clarke, Rachel Connolly, Kelsey Cook, Kelli Crockett, Alan Diltz, Maggie Dow, Hannah Everett, Haily Gee, Catherine George, Elizabeth Gurzynski, Brianna Hardiman, Noah Howe, Katie Jones, Tanner Kennedy, Kaylee Kishbaugh, Sarah Kozlowski, Benjamin Krouse, Amy Kulp, Tanner MacDougall, Abaigael Noss, Vincent Pavill IV, Terasa Pierontoni, Garrett Reese, Brandon Reno, Ariana Saxe, Alex Schechterly, Brooke Stavitzski, Jeremy Walsh, Cody White. Honors: Neno Agnello, Reilly Andrews, Andrew Boberick, Kelsey Brown, Shey Buchanan, Douglas Campbell, Tyde Chamberlain, Kira Dempsey, Eric Evans, Reese Godfrey, Bryce Harrison, Cheyenne Huffman, Stanley Kachmarski, Jr., Alexis Kennedy, Jillian Kondrosky, Anya Leitem, Joshua Marr, Robert Mawson, Selena Maybury, Brooke Mendegro, Garrett Roche, Zachary Schwartz, Jared Sivco, Gabrielle Winn, Hayley Zavislak. Grade 8: High Honors: Margaret Murphy, Taylor Pawlik, Jacob Ratowski, Emily Snyder, Marissa Sorber, Kelby Truchon, Reagan Weiss. Honors: Nathan Avery, Sarah Bilby, Travis Bonham, Matthew Boyes, Chanel Brace, Zachary Briggs, Tyler Burger, Shelby Burke, Breauna Decker, Emma Everett, Kaitlyn ford, Emily Gleco, Cody Hart, Hope Hudak, Joshua Huffman, Lindsay Kashnicki, Bryanna Krolick, Emily Lencoski, Shannon McCabe, Sydney Moyer, Lane Naugle, Morganne Piestrak, Olivia Piestrak, Tori Reinard, Faith Rierson, Alyssa Sarkowski, Spencer Sutliff, Anthony Trent, Marcus Welliver, Curtis Whitmire, Kelsey Yustat, Rachel Zultevicz.

Misericordia Colleges Against Cancer Chapter holds Relay For Life fundraisers The Colleges Against Cancer Chapter at Misericordia University is holding a two-day Relay For Life fundraising event on campus from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. April 1-2 to benefit the American Cancer Society. The public can support the event by forming a team or participating individually for a $15 registration fee per person. Each participant receives a Relay For Life T-shirt. Area businesses can purchase advertising space in the program and people can place a remembrance ad or purchase an ad in the program that honors a loved one or friend. Colleges Against Cancer is also selling American Cancer Society Relay For Life luminarias for a luminaria ceremony that will be held at dusk on April 1. A recommended donation of $10 is sought for each bag, but any donation will be accepted. The organization has also organized the ’Friendly’s Night to Support Colleges Against Cancer’s Relay For Life’ from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Back Mountain Friendly’s Restaurant. A percentage of the proceeds made at that time will be donated to the event for the American Cancer Society. To register for the event, or to purchase a luminaria or an ad in the program, contact Graeff at 570-617-2108 or Additional information can be found about the student organization on its Facebook page, MU Colleges Against Cancer. The deadline to register is March 21. Some of the participating students, from left, first row: Marisa Wagner; Jackie Paluszek; Julia Truax, publicity chair; Candace Levanavage, vice president; Alyssa Oswald; Cassandra Graeff, president; Daniella DeVivo, treasurer; and Kayla Darvey. Second row: Erica Hannon, Nicole Mostic, Kelly Smith, Catie Becker, Mara Danoski, Gabrielle Pollina, Alyssa Rau, Jessica Grant, Jenny Perucca, Lindsey Machemer and Jessica McLaurin. Third row: Christina Liuzzi, Gina Grant, Emily Hullings, Alyssa Gotzman, Ellen Hoffman, Emily Santory, Kristen Fisher, Marisa Ferenchick, Tamara Bradley, Jessica Burbank, Jessie Mierzejewski, Sandy Nelson, Cassie Wittnebert, Jillian Palermo and Cheryl Fuller, associate professor of nursing and club advisor. Fourth row: Rachel Stitt, Molly McFadden, Shauna Quirk, Kristen Mixon, Katie Kilmer, Sara Casterline, Breanne Phillips, Cassie Foy, Amanda Machey, Jill Busolits and Ashley Soloski. Fifth row: Emily Ginocchetti, Kevin Miller, Mike Hulbert, Christine McGinn, Amanda Lee, Jonathan Weiss, Jillian Bowen, Marissa Ewing, Holly Manning, Allison Bohonko, Elizabeth Graeber and Alisha Nudo.

Grade 9: High Honors: Andrew Antolik, Jessica Barchik, Emily Buerger, Wyatt Cox, Destiny Fisher, Kyleigh Hoover, Charles Margelewicz, Joshua Piestrak, Angel Rollo, David Samulevich, Samuel Shaffer, Andrew Swiatek, Bruno Walkowiak, Ashley Williams. Honors: Kaitlin Agnello, Bethany Ascenzi, Scott Avery, Janet Bash, Kristin Bomboy, Ricki Carr, Hailey Chapin, Emily Clements, Alyssa Coutts, Victoria Daltroff, Trevor Dempsey, Steven Derby, Daniel Diltz, Samantha

Eckroth, Eric Gurzynski, Kylee Hazur, Mark Hughes, Joseph Jenkins, Rhiannon Judge, Sara Kashnicki, Kristen Kondrosky, Joshua Kosek, Ashley Kottler, Tessa Leck, Paige Long, Sierra Macierowski, Olivia Magni, Merre Martin, Brittany May, Olivia McCorkel, Susan Mendegro, Matthew Mitchell, Justin Ratowski, Christine Rupp, Eric Shemelewski, Kylie Sidoti, Alycia Stuart, Kaitlyn Vargo, Matthew Verbinski, Tristen Weber, Hannah Weiss, Zachary T. White. Grade 10: High Honors: James Begliomini, Jr., Alisa Evans, Sara Gleco, Amanda Jimcosky, Matthew Korea, Elora Lencoski, Devon Mazonkey, Alyssa Meeker, Tyler Meininger, Nathan Parsons, Lacey Schultz, Crystal Seashock, Alexander Sirak, Frazee Sutphen III, Kevin Volkel, Kyleigh Wall, Kirsten Walsh, Chloe Weiss. Honors: Tiffany Adams, Jacob Barchik, Alexander Barretts, Curtis Bohl, Kyle Cragle, Rachel Crills, Hannah Dalmas, Richard Dillon, Peter Feno, Harry Haas, Aleesha Hildebrand, Kenneth Jones III, Brielle Killian, Daniel Krouse, Kristina Leitem, Nicholas Lugiano, Jenna Morris, Nicole Nugent, Morgan Price, Erica Sadowski, Sara Schechterly, Taylor Schell, Loren Schemery, John Stahley, Andrew Stola, Alivia Womelsdorf, Janie Yeager, Brandon Zagata. Grade 1 1: High Honors: Kayla Buczek, Skyler DiPasquale, Deanna Gill, Cody Halchak, Kathryn Kalbach, Brandylynn Macierowski, Joelle Marvin, Karly Mason, Jeffrey Nelson, Matthew Schwiter, Sarah Shaffer. Honors: Travis Antoniello, Christa Bosak, Gage Buchanan, Brandon Butler, Joshua Dunay, Michael Faruolo, Christian Foley, Heather Hufford, Matthew Hules, Maranda Koehn, Kristina Kulp, Rachel Linso, Katelyn Piestrak, Marena Rasmus, Andrew Rindos, Nicholas Roche, Dylan Sidoti, Amanda Sivco, Jesse Smith, Jordan Spencer, Alicia Stavitzski, Kyle Stempien, Dalton Tomko, Peter Wolfe, Brittany Zwalkuski. Grade 12: High Honors: Paul Ascenzi Jr., Maria Begliomini, Willing Glatfelter, Kyla Hennigan, Garrett Hittle, Shanna Hummel, Michael Kennedy, Ryan Kondrosky, Charles Krouse, Mackenzie Maurer, Connor McAlarney, Bret Rutkoski, Rachel Schwiter, Chloe Swope. Honors: Alyssa Andes, Nikki Black, Caitlyn Bonk, David Drozdowski, Rochelle Dymond, Jeffrey Englehart, Kelsey Floyd, Jodi Higgins, Amanda Howley, Andrea Jimcosky, Nneka Kennedy, Amy Kramer, Kyle Kramer, Michel Kunkle, Kelsey Leck, Angela Lewis, Taylor Mazonkey, Lacey McCourt, Anna Mae Olivo, Alicia Perrego, Timothy Race, Janice Richardson, Danielle Rodney, Hayley Triplett, Michael Werner, Alyssa Wido, Nicholas Yarnell, Randy Yeager.


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BIRTHS Nesbitt Women’s and Children’s Center at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Sparacio, Theresa and Fabio, Forty Fort, a daughter, Feb. 21. Damico, Melanie M. and David R., Kingston, a son, Feb. 21. Kastner, Nicole and Francisco Castillo, Wilkes-Barre, a daughter, Feb. 22.

Welch, Kimberly, Mountain Top, a son, Feb. 24. Karcutskie, Maria Lynn and Joseph Anthony, Duryea, a son, Feb. 25. Brannigan, Shannon and Joseph Andrew Franze, Plains Township, a son, Feb. 25.

Misericordia students collect dental supplies The Misericordia University Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania (SISPA) Program collected new dental supplies from the campus community in February in support of National Dental Health Month for Children. Items were donated to the Children’s Service Center of Wyoming Valley in Wilkes-Barre. Students and staff who participated in the drive, from left: Kristen Samuels, community outreach coordinator; Jennifer Kates, Dallas, a pre-dentistry major; Sarah Munley, Vernon, N.J., an elementary and special education major; and Amanda Peslak, Highland Lakes, N.J., a psychology and doctor of physical therapy major.

Duda, Jennifer and Michael, Mocanaqua, a daughter, Feb. 26.

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Hill, Heather and James Warman, Wilkes-Barre, a daughter, Feb. 28.

Welitchko, Maria and Michael, Forty Fort, a son, March 1. Stambaugh, Kimberly and James, Kingston, a daughter, March 3. Brill, Lydia and David, Hanover Township, a daughter, March 3. Morningstar, Teshia, Wilkes-Barre, a daughter, March 3.

Asay, Amanda, Wilkes-Barre, a son, March 4. Pinkney, Tina, Harveys Lake, a daughter, March 5. Knapich, Amy and Byron, Hanover Township, a son, March 5. O’Kane, Sherra and Shane McAlarney, Luzerne, a son, March 5.

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Entries for Poetry Society contest being accepted WILKES-BARRE: The Wyoming Valley Poetry Society is accepting entries for its 26th annual Spring Poetry Contest. The event is open to students from Northeastern Pennsylvania in the following categories: primary, grades 1-3; intermediate, grades 4-6; junior high, grades 7-9; and young adult, grades 1012. Certificates will be awarded for first place, second place, third place and honorable mention in all four categories. Poems can be rhymed or free verse and are not to exceed 32 lines. Entries must be an original creation. Poems should be typed or printed neatly in ink (black or dark blue) on 8 ½ by11inch white paper (lined is acceptable). Artwork, odd-sized paper and penciled entries will not be accepted. The entrant’s name, address, phone number, grade, school and teacher’s name should appear on the reverse side of the entry. Contestants should retain a copy of their poems. Entries should be mailed to WVPS Student Poetry Contest, c/o Jim Spock, P.O. Box 173, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18703. Entries must be postmarked by March 31. Winners will be notified by telephone around May 10. An awards ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on May 22 at the Fine Arts Fiesta, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, where all of the prize winners will read their poems on stage, receive certificates and have photos taken for the local media. For more information, call 570-8230786.

Varsity and junior varsity forensic teams from St. Jude School will be participating in the annual spring regional competition for the Diocesan Forensics League on March 23 at Gate of Heaven School in Dallas. The theme of the competition will be dramatic interpretation of memorized plays. Winners will advance to the Diocesan finals. St. Jude team members, from left, first row, are Lauren Higgs, Morghan Murphy, Rebekah Betar, Noah Dean and Sarah Thomas. Second row: Makenzie Savner, Brianna Phillips, Gigi Alberti, Kaylee Kotsko, Maria Strish and Bridget Dugan. Third row: Julia Foust, Rachel Jones, Erica Stuccio, Jillian Hayden, Caitlyn Croke, Aine Durako, Rachel Rinehimer and Paige Gould.

Rice Elementary School recently held its annual Book Fair and Family Night. Students and parents donated canned goods for the Mountain Top Food Bank, played carnival games and enjoyed hot dogs and other refreshments. With books and a poster from the fair is Marissa Brown.

Pintchuck, Robyn and Thomas, Plymouth, a daughter, March 1.

Weber, Melinda and James III, Lehman, a son, March 3.

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LCCC NOW chapter hears speaker, makes donations to women’s shelter Kristen Topolski, shelter director of Ruth’s Place, recently served as a guest speaker for the Luzerne County Community College chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). Topolski spoke about the mission and daily operations of the shelter. Donations of personal items and supplies were collected for the shelter on the day of the presentation. Members of the College’s Health Awareness Club and Peer Mentors Club also attended the presentation. From left, first row: Melanie Fisher, Wilkes-Barre; Maria Crawford, Bloomsburg; Rose Poulakos, adjunct faculty; Frank Owens, Hunlock Creek; Michele Fine, Wyoming; Christa Ciotola, Drums; Julius Zuckerman, Swoyersville; and Michelle McCabe, adviser, Health Awareness Club and director, Substance Abuse Education and Training Institute. Second row: Topolski; Sally Healey, adviser, NOW and adjunct faculty; Ariel Jantzi, Moscow; Megan Snyder, Drums; Katie Sargent, Hazleton; Martha Rivera, Wilkes-Barre; Lori Menighan, secretary, purchasing; Susan Gilroy-King, advisor, NOW and adjunct faculty; Debbie Pac, accounting clerk; Anne Booth holding Jolene Booth, Edwardsville; Barbara Choma, principal secretary, finance office; Lenore Scatton, McAdoo; Judy Rowett, systems analyst; and Joseph Malahowski, Larksville.

HONOR ROLL Fairview Elementary School Ronald Grevera, principal, Fairview Elementary School, recently announced the following sixthgrade students who attained Principal’s List and High Honors for the second quarter of the 2010-2011 school year. Principal’s List: Lauren Anderson, Zachary Anderson, Suraj Dalsania, Marlee Dillon, Joshua Edwards, Cara Henahan, Danielle Jones, Jeremy Jones, Nicholas Jones, John Kehl, Aaron Keller,

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WVW Middle School students mark Reading Day with podcasts Wyoming Area Catholic School students excel in reading program Wyoming Area Catholic School, Exeter, recently announced the top point earners for the Accelerated Reading Program for the second quarter. Top readers in grades pre-kindergarten-3 (above), from left, first row, are Jayden Halstead, Carissa Benderavich, Jordan Chepalonis, Morgan Crake, Jeffrey Hivish, Christopher Maciejczyk and Matthew Maciejczyk. Second row: Ryan Reedy, Mark Ranieli, Ethan Kozden, Tessa Romani, Lynzie Skoronski, Molly Blaskiewicz and Theresa Sabetta, librarian. Top readers in grades 4-8 (below), from left, first row, are Aiden Barney, Lindsay Chepalonis, Charles Kulick, Bryce Yencha, Rebecca Lalko and Relena Horwath. Second row: Maddie Pavlico, Marissa Moran, Vanessa Musto, Megan Moran, Lauren Aldrich, Ana Rogers, Abigail Burge, Steven Hannon and Isabella Romani. Third row: Theresa Sabetta, librarian, and Josephine Toomey, reading teacher for grades 4-8.

Students from the Wyoming Valley West Middle School recently participated in Read Across America Day by creating podcasts of Dr. Seuss books. The Honors English students of Leslie Nicholas were BEAR (Be Excited About Reading) Buddies to the district’s elementary students. While the podcasts were intended for local elementary students, the seventh graders received feedback from throughout the world, with the farthest correspondence coming from New Zealand. Participants, from left, first row, are Sarah Bannon, Emily Welgoss, Lexi Remakus, Leeann Mahalick, Kyra Yaglowski, Alyssa Ford, Anthony Barbose. Second row: Caitlin Westerholm, Savanna Robinson, Clare Winton, Bailey Welki, Ethan Rosentel, Louis Brennan, Emily Urbanovitch, Melissa Solack. Third row: Jenny Miller, Keisha Cropp, Madison Makarewicz-Korey, Jackson Williams, Jamie Lapidas, Nick Stuart, Josh Hospodar, Gina Davis, Jocelyn Polney. Amore Cameron also participated.

GAR holds book fair for seventh-grade students during parent night Seventh-grade students at GAR Memorial Junior-Senior High School recently attended a book fair during parent night. Each seventh grader accompanied by a parent was able to select a book free of charge. The book fair was sponsored by the federal Title I program under the supervision of Michele Williams, Title I coordinator, and Heather Grebeck, school librarian. Some of the participants, first row, from left: Robert Watkins, dean of students; Grebeck; Colleen Robatin, principal; Lindsey Quinn; Amber Temarantz; Matthew Conahan; Corey Smith; and Matthew Caffrey. Second row: Carol Kolodziej, Title I math specialist; Krista Montigney; Giselle Reyes; Olivia Seabrook; Sarah Heck; Tony Khalife, assistant principal; and Robert Eastwood, Title I reading specialist.

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Keyton Winder, who led Meyers with 14 points, gets ready to put up a shot against Central Columbia’s Cody Klinger.


Mohawks shooters on target After District 2 title game defeat, Meyers picks it up offensively in its PIAA Class 2A opener. By JOHN ERZAR

EXETER – A one-point lead after the initial eight minutes doesn’t sound too comforting. But for the Meyers Mohawks it was Saturday afternoon because it meant the offense was back on track. Meyers connected MEYERS on half its shots in the first quarter, including three from threeC. COLUMBIA point range, as the Mohawks went on to defeat Central Columbia 51-38 in a PIAA Class 2A firstround boys basketball game at Wyoming Area High School. District 2 runner-up Meyers (24-2) will play District 12 champion Imhotep Charter (27-3) on Wednesday at a site and time to be announced. Imhotep is ranked 25th in the nation by USA Today and defeated District 3 third seed Wyomissing 78-36. Keyton Winder paced Meyers with 14 points. Ross Lavan added 13 and Ryan Krawczeniuk scored 10, including 6-for-6 from the foul line in the second half that allowed the Mohawks to maintain a modest lead. District 4 runner-up Central Columbia ended its season at 17-10 by losing two consecutive games for only the second time this season. The Mohawks entered the game after a troublesome second half in the D2 championship game against Riverside a week earlier. They shot just 5of-21 (24 percent) in the final two quarters of that game. Moreover, they




Coughlin’s Josh Popple, rear, controls Matt McCutcheon of Kiski Area during the 189-pound semifinals of the PIAA Class 3A tournament. Popple won a 7-2 decision before losing by fall in the finals to Central Dauphin’s Kenny Courts.

C. Dauphin senior foils state title bid again By DAVE ROSENGRANT

HERSHEY – For the second consecutive season, Josh Popple saw his quest for a state gold medal end at the hands of Kenny Courts. Popple, a Coughlin 189-pounder, lost to the Central Dauphin senior via fall in 38 seconds Saturday night in the finals of the PIAA Class 3A Championships. Despite his first loss of the season, Popple became the first state finalist for the Crusaders since 1975 when Bill Pfeffer reached the gold medal match. He was also just the third wrestler in school history to get to the final match, joining Chuck Chulada, who accomplished the feat in 1968. And, Popple might have lost, but he was beat by the

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in the 171 quarterfinal round. Instead, Popple settled for improving on his fourth-place finish in 2010 with a silver medal in 2011. “When I lost last year that demoralized me,” Popple said Saturday morning after defeating Kiski Area’s Matt McCutcheon, 7-2, to advance to state finals to face Courts. “That was only the second time in my career I’ve ever been pinned so I wasn’t too happy about it and the revenge I have built up inside me I can’t wait to let it out on him.” Popple was devastated after the loss Saturday night as well and politely declined comment. Popple’s loss in the finals ends an

defending state champion. He ends his stellar career with a 132-29 mark, the most wins in school history. “I started off with a fireman’s (carry) and took him straight to his back,” Courts said. “I did that the previous year (at 171 pounds) and I pinned him. I knew that was going to work again so I was just patient. I didn’t really dive in for any shots. I knew he was going to try to slow me down so I just waited for the opportunity and it opened up. ” Popple wanted to become the first state champion in school history and wanted to exact revenge on Courts, who pinned him in 28 seconds last year See POPPLE, Page 13C


The quarterbacks

Springing into another controversy Editor’s note: This is the first of a four-part series previewing Penn State spring practice, which opens Wednesday. Today’s installment looks at the Nittany Lions’ complex quarterback situation. Tomorrow: Running backs and receivers.

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on the roster, all four signal- A T A G L A N C E callers from last season have reQUARTERBACKS Yes, let’s get this out of the turned. No. Player Cl./El. For now. way first. Penn State is looking 11 Matt McGloin Sr./Jr. at another main course of quar1 Rob Bolden So./So. terback controversy with an ex- The enigma 13 Paul Jones So./Fr. Jr./Jr. The latest news comes from 12 Kevin Newsome tra two helpings of transfer rumors as spring practice opens the mouth of Rob Bolden himself in the past week, as the risWednesday. Bolden, who was set to transThough it was looking as if ing sophomore spoke to reportthe Nittany Lions might start ers at a charity event at Da- fer following the Outback Bowl spring ball with just two schol- mon’s outside of State College in late February. arship quarterbacks See QBS , Page 4C By DEREK LEVARSE



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the way it came off my HOLY hand. This is a REDEEMER great win coming off the loss to West Scranton.” The win advances GETTYSBURG the Royals (18-7) to the second round for the first time since 2008. They will play District 12 champion Archbishop Wood on Wednesday at a site and time to be determined. Francisco scored a game-high 18, with six of her teammates contributing no more than four points apiece. Holy Redeemer coach Rich Nemetz said he never lost confidence in his team’s highest scorer throughout the

HANOVER — Mired in an 0-for-8 shooting slump, one of the smallest players on the court came up with the biggest shot of the season for the Holy Redeemer girls basketball team Saturday. With 44 seconds to go and the game tied, Olivia Francisco rolled to her left off a screen at the top of the three-point line. Fading away as she released, the senior guard watched with confidence as the last go-ahead bucket fell for a 37-33 victory over Gettysburg (23-5) in a PIAA Class 3A first-round game at South Western High School. “I knew one would fall eventually and it turned out to be a three-point lead,” Francisco said. “The left is my strong side. That one I knew was going to go in See REDEEMER , Page 9C

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INDIANAPOLIS — Talor PENN STATE Battle has received numerous awards and set plenty of records during his career at Penn State. MICHIGAN Finally, the senior will have a STATE chance to do what he considers most important — win a championship. UP NEXT Battle scored 17 of his 25 points in Big Ten the second half to help Penn State Championship defeat Michigan State 61-48 in the Penn State Big Ten tournament semifinals on vs. Saturday and advance to the final for Ohio State the first time. Penn State will play 3:30 p.m. Today No. 1-ranked and top-seeded Ohio TV: CBS State today for an automatic NCAA tournament berth.




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he 2,000th point in the illustrious high school basketball career of Pete Alexis came the way so many of his other baskets have. He hoisted his imposing 6-foot-11 frame up to the rim, just in time to tip in a missed drive by one of his Holy Redeemer teammates on Friday. Once again Alexis was there, as an ever-present security blanket for the Royals. They are riding their big man into the second round of the PIAA Class 3A playoffs this week, because Alexis keeps reaffirming their belief they can play with anyone in the state of Pennsylvania. And not just because he’s heading to Penn State. “You never get stuck,” Redeemer guard Tim Lambert said. “You can always throw up a pass for him. He gets so many offensive rebounds. It’s a great thing to have Pete Alexis on our team.” It is more about what Alexis does to the other team that makes him so valuable. Against West Scranton in the District 2 championship last week, Alexis swatted away a handful of early drives into the paint. And pretty soon the Invaders didn’t even bother testing the inside anymore. “It’s definitely a big help being 6-11,” said Alexis, a senior whose size and skill earned him a scholarship to Penn State. Danville at least tried to challenge Alexis in Friday’s state opener, but the Ironmen did it with an array of fallaway jumpers, reverse layup attempts and other abnormal shots that took extra effort. “We don’t have people walking around Danville that tall,” Danville coach Lenny Smith said, explaining it was hard to prepare for facing Alexis. “And he’s not out there standing around.” Smith talked about how the Royals captured a 60-55 victory by keeping his team at arm’s length. That distance looks like miles when those arms belong to Alexis. “You’re trying to make a good move, and he just comes in and blocks your shot,” said Royals guard Austin Carr. “It’s frustrating.” Carr hasn’t had to deal with such despair, but said he notices it from opponents who have to create new paths to the basket. “I could see that,” Carr said. “Even though I don’t like to get beat (on defense), if I do, I know he’s inside ready to block a shot.” The shots weren’t falling for Alexis, who didn’t play one of his greatest games on Friday. But his performance was far from weak. Alexis pulled down about a dozen rebounds, changed Danville’s shots and finished with 20 points – a third of the total for the Royals – on a night he was actually cold from the floor. “One thing Peter does, he rebounds,” Redeemer coach Mark Belenski said. “People don’t realize, he has over 1,100 rebounds in his career to go along with 2,000 points.” That doesn’t happen by accident, because being big on a basketball court doesn’t automatically make you a big force. “He works really hard,” Belenski said. “Being a student of the game has really helped him.” It’s helped Alexis hit 2,000 career points – which happens around here about once a decade or so. “A huge milestone,” Alexis called it. “I give it all to my teammates, they have a great way of getting me the ball.” They know their big guy has a way of elevating it toward the sky, right along with the hopes of the Royals.

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AUTO RACING 6 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, Gatornationals, at Gainesville, Fla. (same-day tape) BASEBALL 1 p.m. YES – Minnesota vs. New York Yankees, at Tampa, Fla. CYCLING 4 p.m. VERSUS — Paris-Nice, final stage, at Nice, France (same-day tape) GOLF 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour/WGC, Cadillac Championship, final round, at Doral, Fla. 3 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour/WGC, Cadillac Championship, final round, at Doral, Fla. 7:30 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Puerto Rico Open, final round, at Rio Grande, Puerto Rico (same-day tape) 10:30 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, Toshiba Classic, final round, at Newport Beach, Calif. (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 4 p.m. WGN — Preseason, Chicago Cubs vs. L.A. Dodgers, at Las Vegas MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ABC — Southeastern Conference, championship game, teams TBD, at Atlanta CBS — Atlantic 10 Conference, championship game, teams TBD, at Atlantic City, N.J. ESPN — Atlantic Coast Conference, championship game, teams TBD, at Greensboro, N.C. 3:30 p.m. CBS — Big Ten Conference, championship game, teams TBD, at Indianapolis 6 p.m. CBS — Men’s NCAA Division I tournament Selection Show, at Indianapolis NBA BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m. ABC — Orlando at Phoenix NHL HOCKEY 12:30 p.m. NBC — Chicago at Washington RODEO 9 p.m. VERSUS — PBR, Glendale Invitational, at Glendale, Ariz. (same-day tape) WINTER SPORTS 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 — U.S. Open Snowboard Championships, at Stratton, Vt. (same-day tape)

T RA N SAC T I O N S BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Optioned RHP Stolmy Pimentel and INF Oscar Tejeda to Portland (EL). Reassigned RHP Tony Pena Jr., RHP Jason Rice, RHP Clevelan Santeliz, RHP Kyle Weiland, RHP Alex Wilson, C Tim Federowicz, C Ryan Lavarnway, INF Brent Dlugach, INF Hector Luna, and OF Che-Hsuan Lin to their minor league camp. Voided the minor league contract of RHP Jason Bergmann. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Optioned LHP Everett Teaford and RHP Kevin Pucetas to Omaha (PCL). Reassigned LHP John Lamb, LHP Will Smith, LHP Chris Dwyer and RHP Steven Shell to their minor league camp. TEXAS RANGERS—Added RHP Brett Tomko to major league spring training camp. Optioned OF Engel Beltre, RHP Fabio Castillo, RHP Wilmer Font and LHP Zach Phillips to their minor league camp. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Claimed LHP Cesar Cabral off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays. National League PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Signed senior vice president & general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. to a four-year contract extension through the 2015 season. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Optioned LHP Atahualpa Severino to Syracuse (IL) and OF Bryce Harper to Hagerstown (SAL). Reassigned RHP Ryan Mattheus and RHP Tim Wood to their minor league camp. HOCKEY American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS—Signed G Alex Petizian. ECHL ELMIRA JACKALS—Announced F Oren Eizenman was assigned to Connecticut (AHL). Announced D Drew Paris was recalled by Toronto (AHL). Signed D Vinny Geonnetti. READING ROYALS—Signed D Brock Meadows. Announced F Eric Castonguay was returned to the team from Bridgeport (AHL), F Andrew Sarauer was returned to the team from Hershey (AHL) and G Daren Machesney was returned to the team from Worcester (AHL). COLLEGE GEORGIA TECH—Fired men’s basketball coach Paul Hewitt. UTAH—Fired men’s basketball coach Jim Boylen. VIRGINIA—Announced the resignation of women’s basketball coach Debbie Ryan.

G O L F World Golf ChampionshipsCadillac Championship Par Scores Saturday At TPC Blue Monster at Doral Doral, Fla. Purse: $8.5 million Yardage: 7,334; Par: 72 Third Round Dustin Johnson ...........................69-69-65—203-13 Luke Donald.................................67-72-66—205-11 Matt Kuchar ..................................68-69-68—205-11 Nick Watney .................................67-70-68—205-11 Adam Scott...................................68-70-68—206-10 Rory McIlroy.................................68-69-69—206-10 Francesco Molinari .....................68-68-70—206-10 Hunter Mahan ..............................64-71-71—206-10 Padraig Harrington .....................68-71-68—207 -9 Martin Laird ..................................67-70-70—207 -9 Anders Hansen............................71-69-68—208 -8 Vijay Singh ...................................68-72-68—208 -8 Steve Stricker ..............................68-71-69—208 -8 Paul Casey...................................70-71-69—210 -6 Martin Kaymer .............................66-70-74—210 -6 Bo Van Pelt ..................................71-74-66—211 -5 Louis Oosthuizen ........................71-73-67—211 -5 Ryo Ishikawa................................65-76-70—211 -5 D.A. Points ...................................68-72-71—211 -5 Aaron Baddeley ...........................72-66-73—211 -5 Jonathan Byrd ..............................70-74-68—212 -4 Rickie Fowler ...............................71-73-68—212 -4 Jhonattan Vegas..........................69-74-69—212 -4 Kevin Streelman ..........................68-72-72—212 -4 Ernie Els .......................................69-70-73—212 -4 Retief Goosen .............................69-76-68—213 -3 Robert Allenby.............................72-72-69—213 -3 Robert Karlsson ..........................69-73-71—213 -3 Bill Haas .......................................74-68-71—213 -3

Ryan Palmer ................................73-73-68—214 Tiger Woods ................................70-74-70—214 Thomas Bjorn ..............................71-73-70—214 Lee Westwood.............................70-74-70—214 Edoardo Molinari.........................71-73-70—214 Ryan Moore .................................70-74-70—214 Graeme McDowell ......................70-73-71—214 K.J. Choi.......................................73-69-72—214 Rory Sabbatini .............................74-74-67—215 Zach Johnson ..............................72-75-68—215 Camilo Villegas............................71-71-73—215 Charley Hoffman .........................67-75-73—215 Jim Furyk......................................74-71-71—216 Phil Mickelson .............................73-71-72—216 Kyung-tae Kim.............................73-70-73—216 Miguel A. Jimenez.......................71-72-73—216 Y.E. Yang .....................................73-72-72—217 Ian Poulter ....................................73-70-74—217 Thomas Aiken .............................68-75-74—217 Charl Schwartzel.........................71-71-75—217 Kevin Na.......................................74-75-69—218 Justin Rose ..................................77-71-70—218 Mark Wilson .................................72-75-71—218 Marcus Fraser .............................69-78-71—218 Jason Day ....................................71-76-71—218 S.S.P. Chowrasia........................74-72-72—218 Hiroyuki Fujita..............................71-73-74—218 Peter Hanson...............................73-73-73—219 Geoff Ogilvy .................................76-73-72—221 Peter Senior.................................75-73-73—221 Rhys Davies.................................73-76-72—221 Alvaro Quiros...............................70-77-74—221 Yuta Ikeda ....................................74-73-74—221 Ross Fisher..................................69-76-76—221 Seung-yul Noh.............................72-70-79—221 Anthony Kim ................................80-74-68—222 Jeff Overton .................................75-77-73—225

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Champions Tour Toshiba Classic Par Scores Saturday At Newport Beach Country Club Newport Beach, Calif. Purse: $1.7 million Yardage: 6,584; Par 71 Second Round Nick Price..........................................60-68—128 -14 Mark Wiebe ......................................65-65—130 -12 Joe Ozaki ..........................................68-64—132 -10 Mark O’Meara ..................................65-67—132 -10 Michael Allen ....................................69-64—133 -9 Tom Pernice, Jr................................68-65—133 -9 Fred Couples....................................66-67—133 -9 Gil Morgan ........................................70-64—134 -8 Robert Thompson............................68-66—134 -8 Jeff Sluman .......................................68-66—134 -8 Olin Browne ......................................68-66—134 -8 Tommy Armour III ............................70-65—135 -7 Corey Pavin ......................................69-66—135 -7 Joey Sindelar....................................69-66—135 -7 Tom Lehman ....................................67-68—135 -7 Andy Bean ........................................66-69—135 -7 Brad Bryant .......................................65-70—135 -7 Bob Tway ..........................................69-67—136 -6 Jay Haas ...........................................69-67—136 -6 Scott Simpson ..................................69-67—136 -6 Don Pooley .......................................72-64—136 -6 Larry Mize .........................................68-68—136 -6 David Frost .......................................67-69—136 -6 Gary Hallberg ...................................67-69—136 -6 David Peoples ..................................66-70—136 -6 Chip Beck..........................................69-68—137 -5 Fred Funk..........................................69-68—137 -5 Bruce Lietzke....................................69-68—137 -5 J.L. Lewis ..........................................68-69—137 -5 Tom Jenkins .....................................68-69—137 -5 Loren Roberts ..................................68-69—137 -5 Bobby Clampett................................67-70—137 -5 Rod Spittle ........................................67-70—137 -5 David Eger ........................................69-69—138 -4 Mark Calcavecchia ..........................70-68—138 -4 Robin Byrd ........................................70-68—138 -4 Fuzzy Zoeller....................................69-69—138 -4 Chien Soon Lu .................................68-70—138 -4 Russ Cochran...................................68-70—138 -4 Bernhard Langer ..............................65-73—138 -4 Ted Schulz........................................69-70—139 -3 Mark W. Johnson.............................69-70—139 -3 Craig Stadler ....................................70-69—139 -3 P.H. Horgan III..................................70-69—139 -3 Dan Forsman ....................................68-71—139 -3 Tom Watson......................................69-71—140 -2 Dana Quigley....................................70-70—140 -2 Keith Fergus .....................................71-69—140 -2 Phil Blackmar ...................................68-72—140 -2 Tom Purtzer......................................68-72—140 -2 Morris Hatalsky.................................73-68—141 -1 Bob Gilder .........................................68-73—141 -1 John Morse .......................................67-74—141 -1 Frankie Minoza.................................69-73—142 E Tom Kite............................................72-70—142 E Bobby Wadkins ................................72-70—142 E Hal Sutton .........................................73-69—142 E Lee Trevino.......................................70-73—143 +1 Larry Nelson .....................................71-72—143 +1 Keith Clearwater...............................72-71—143 +1 Curtis Strange ..................................73-70—143 +1 Dave Stockton..................................70-74—144 +2 Bruce Fleisher ..................................72-72—144 +2 Mark McNulty ...................................72-72—144 +2 Lonnie Nielsen .................................73-71—144 +2 Allen Doyle........................................73-71—144 +2 Steve Lowery....................................74-70—144 +2 Lee Rinker ........................................73-72—145 +3 Jim Colbert .......................................75-70—145 +3 Wayne Levi .......................................77-68—145 +3 Hale Irwin ..........................................73-73—146 +4 Tom Wargo .......................................71-76—147 +5 D.A. Weibring ...................................73-74—147 +5 Ben Crenshaw ..................................74-73—147 +5 Mike McCullough .............................75-73—148 +6 Mike Reid ..........................................75-73—148 +6 Bob Murphy ......................................75-77—152+10 Ian Baker-Finch ................................74-79—153+11 Graham Marsh .................................79-74—153+11 Greg Hopkins ...................................82-78—160+18

Puerto Rico Open Scores Saturday At Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico Rio Grande, Puerto Rico Purse: $3.5 million Yardage: 7,526; Par: 72 Third Round Troy Matteson....................................67-67-66—200 Hunter Haas ......................................67-68-68—203 Michael Bradley ................................68-68-68—204 Brendon de Jonge ............................71-68-67—206 Brandt Jobe .......................................68-71-67—206 Angel Cabrera ...................................66-71-69—206 George McNeill .................................69-66-71—206 Chris Tidland......................................71-63-72—206 Bobby Gates ......................................70-69-68—207 Fabian Gomez...................................67-70-70—207 Chris DiMarco ...................................68-69-70—207 Michael Thompson ...........................68-69-70—207 Cameron Tringale .............................67-73-68—208 Scott Gutschewski ............................71-68-69—208 Steve Flesch......................................69-70-69—208 Marco Dawson...................................68-71-69—208 John Merrick ......................................68-70-70—208 Justin Hicks .......................................68-69-71—208 Ben Martin .........................................70-66-72—208 James Driscoll ...................................63-71-74—208 Stephen Ames ...................................69-66-73—208 Fredrik Jacobson ..............................74-69-66—209 Steve Pate..........................................69-70-70—209 Jim Herman........................................71-67-71—209 Will MacKenzie .................................65-73-71—209 Matt Every ..........................................73-69-68—210 Bio Kim ...............................................73-68-69—210 Aron Price ..........................................67-73-70—210 Kevin Stadler .....................................71-69-70—210 Keegan Bradley.................................71-67-72—210

T E N N I S BNP Paribas Open Results Saturday At The Indian Wells Tennis Garden Indian Wells, Calif. Purse: Men: $4.76 million (Masters 1000); $4.5 million (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Second Round Somdev Devvarman, India, def. Marcos Baghdatis (19), Cyprus, 7-5, 6-0. Fernando Verdasco (9), Spain, def. Richard Berankis, Lithuania, 7-5, 2-0 retired. Tommy Robredo (25), Spain, def. Mischa Zverev, Germany, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. Albert Montanes (23), Spain, def. Jarkko Nieminen, Finland, 7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-6 (2). Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, def. David Ferrer (6), Spain, 7-6 (3), 6-3. Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, def. Ivan Ljubicic (14), Croatia, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. Donald Young, United States, def. Andy Murray (5), Britain, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Gilles Simon (28), France, def. Rainer Schuettler, Germany, 6-3, 7-6 (5). Alexander Dolgopolov (20), Ukraine, def. Victor Hanescu, Romania, 6-4, 6-4. Women Second Round Aravane Rezai (20), France, def. Zhang Shuai, China, 7-6 (5), 6-0. Sam Stosur (4), Australia, def. Laura Pous-Tio, Spain, 6-2, 6-2. Dinara Safina, Russia, def. Daniela Hantuchova (26), Slovakia, 6-2, 6-2. Flavia Pennetta (13), Italy, def. Elena Baltacha, Britain, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. Urszula Radwanska, Poland, def. Klara Zakopalova (31), Czech Republic, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Alisa Kleybanova (22), Russia, def. Agnes Szavay, Hungary, 6-3, 7-5. Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, def. Alexandra Dulgheru (27), Romania, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Agnieszka Radwanska (9), Poland, def. Iveta Benesova, Czech Republic, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (28), Spain, def. Simona Halep, Romania, 7-5, 6-0. Caroline Wozniacki (1), Denmark, def. Sloane Stephens, United States, 6-3, 6-2. Victoria Azarenka (8), Belarus, def. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, 6-4, 6-3. Maria Kirilenko (24), Russia, def. Anna Chakvetadze, Russia, 6-2, 1-3 retired. Doubles Women Second Round Vania King, United States, and Yaroslava Shvedova (4), Kazakhstan, def. Natalie Grandin, South Africa, and Vladimira Uhlirova, Czech Republic, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 10-7. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, def. Gisela Dulko, Argentina, and Flavia Pennetta (1), Italy, 7-5, 7-5.












AMERICA’S LINE By ROXY ROXBOROUGH CIRCULAR REPORT: On the NBA board, the Suns - Magic circle is for Phoenix guard Steve Nash (questionable). BOXING REPORT: In the WBO welterweight title fight on May 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Manny Pacquiao is -$750 vs. at Shane Mosley +$550. Will Charlie enter rehab on or before April 15, 2011

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N H L At A Glance All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Philadelphia ................ 67 42 19 6 90 215 177 Pittsburgh .................... 69 39 22 8 86 196 170 N.Y. Rangers............... 69 35 30 4 74 195 169 New Jersey ................. 67 31 32 4 66 143 172 N.Y. Islanders.............. 69 27 32 10 64 192 218 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston.......................... 68 38 21 9 85 205 164 Montreal....................... 69 38 24 7 83 184 172 Buffalo.......................... 67 33 26 8 74 194 193 Toronto ........................ 68 29 29 10 68 178 209 Ottawa .......................... 68 25 34 9 59 153 209 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington ................. 69 39 20 10 88 185 168 Tampa Bay................... 68 38 22 8 84 201 205 Carolina ....................... 68 31 27 10 72 194 206 Atlanta .......................... 68 28 28 12 68 189 219 Florida .......................... 68 27 32 9 63 169 188 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit .......................... 68 40 20 8 88 222 196 Chicago........................ 68 37 24 7 81 223 189 Nashville ...................... 68 34 24 10 78 173 159 Columbus .................... 67 31 27 9 71 185 204 St. Louis....................... 68 31 28 9 71 190 202 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver ................... 69 44 16 9 97 225 162 Calgary ........................ 70 36 25 9 81 211 199 Minnesota.................... 69 35 27 7 77 176 184 Colorado ...................... 67 26 33 8 60 189 235 Edmonton .................... 69 23 37 9 55 171 226 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose ...................... 68 39 22 7 85 192 174 Dallas ........................... 68 37 23 8 82 191 190 Los Angeles ................ 68 38 25 5 81 189 166 Phoenix........................ 69 35 23 11 81 197 198 Anaheim ...................... 68 37 26 5 79 193 197 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday's Games N.Y. Islanders 4, Boston 2 Washington 2, Carolina 1 Los Angeles 4, Columbus 2 Detroit 2, Edmonton 1, OT New Jersey 3, Atlanta 2, OT Ottawa 2, Tampa Bay 1 Dallas 4, Minnesota 0 Anaheim 6, Colorado 2 Saturday's Games Montreal 3, Pittsburgh 0 Buffalo at Toronto, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Columbus at Carolina, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 7 p.m. Detroit at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Colorado at Nashville, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Calgary, 10 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sunday's Games Chicago at Washington, 12:30 p.m. Edmonton at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m. Los Angeles at Dallas, 3 p.m. Ottawa at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Phoenix at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Monday's Games Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7 p.m. San Jose at Chicago, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

A H L At A Glance All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Portland ................. 63 39 17 5 2 85 228 181 Manchester ........... 67 38 21 2 6 84 216 183 Connecticut........... 65 32 25 2 6 72 178 177 Worcester.............. 65 30 23 4 8 72 175 195 Providence............ 65 30 30 3 2 65 166 208 Springfield ............. 65 30 30 2 3 65 197 211 Bridgeport ............. 64 21 35 3 5 50 171 223 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton ................ 64 46 18 0 0 92 209 146 Hershey ................. 67 40 22 1 4 85 214 174 Charlotte................ 66 36 22 2 6 80 218 201 Norfolk ................... 65 33 19 8 5 79 218 175 Binghamton........... 65 33 25 3 4 73 209 186 Albany .................... 64 26 34 1 3 56 168 221 Syracuse ............... 63 23 33 3 4 53 154 197 Adirondack............ 63 21 33 3 6 51 146 208 WESTERN CONFERENCE North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Manitoba................ 65 36 23 1 5 78 181 161 Toronto .................. 69 34 26 1 8 77 200 192 Lake Erie ............... 67 34 25 3 5 76 183 177 Hamilton ................ 64 34 23 1 6 75 182 162 Abbotsford ............ 66 31 26 4 5 71 158 181 Grand Rapids........ 65 30 25 2 8 70 193 201 Rochester.............. 65 29 30 3 3 64 178 208 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Milwaukee ............. 64 35 18 4 7 81 181 158 Houston ................. 68 37 25 1 5 80 191 177 Peoria .................... 67 36 24 2 5 79 189 184 Texas ..................... 66 34 22 4 6 78 179 180 Chicago ................. 68 34 25 3 6 77 223 224 San Antonio .......... 63 36 24 3 0 75 195 185 Oklahoma City...... 65 34 24 2 5 75 198 190 Rockford................ 65 27 29 4 5 63 167 199 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Saturday's Games Lake Erie 3, Toronto 2 Texas at Hamilton, 4 p.m. Springfield at Albany, 5 p.m. Bridgeport at Manchester, 7 p.m. Providence at Portland, 7 p.m. Binghamton at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Hershey at Adirondack, 7 p.m. Worcester at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Rochester at Syracuse, 7:30 p.m. Manitoba at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Grand Rapids at Oklahoma City, 8:05 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Abbotsford, 10 p.m. Sunday's Games Adirondack at Springfield, 3 p.m. Connecticut at Worcester, 3 p.m. Texas at Toronto, 3 p.m. Manchester at Portland, 4 p.m. Rochester at Hamilton, 4 p.m. Syracuse at Albany, 4 p.m. Bridgeport at Providence, 4:05 p.m. Norfolk at Hershey, 5 p.m. Manitoba at Houston, 5:05 p.m. Chicago at Rockford, 5:05 p.m. Grand Rapids at San Antonio, 5:30 p.m. Peoria at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games Oklahoma City at Peoria, 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Manitoba, 8:30 p.m.

C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L Top 25 Fared Saturday 1. Ohio State (31-2) beat Michigan 68-61. Next: vs. Penn State, Sunday. 2. Kansas (32-2) beat No. 10 Texas 85-73. Next: TBA. 3. Pittsburgh (27-5) did not play. Next: TBA. 4. Notre Dame (26-6) did not play. Next: TBA. 5. Duke (29-4) beat Virginia Tech 77-63. Next: vs. No. 6 North Carolina, Sunday. 6. North Carolina (26-6) beat Boston College 92-87, OT. Next: vs. No. 5 Duke, Sunday 7. San Diego State (32-2) beat No. 8 BYU 72-54. Next: TBA. 8. BYU (30-4) lost to No. 7 San Diego State 72-54. Next: TBA. 9. Purdue (25-7) did not play. Next: TBA. 10. Texas (27-7) lost to No. 2 Kansas 85-73. Next: TBA. 11. Syracuse (26-7) did not play. Next: TBA. 12. Florida (26-6) beat Vanderbilt 77-66. Next: vs. No. 15 Kentucky, Sunday. 13. Wisconsin (23-8) did not play. Next: TBA. 14. Louisville (25-8) vs. No. 21 Connecticut. Next: TBA. 15. Kentucky (24-8) beat Alabama 72-58. Next: vs. No. 12 Florida, Sunday. 16. Arizona (27-7) lost to Washington 77-75, OT. Next: TBA. 17. St. John’s (21-11) did not play. Next: TBA. 18. Xavier (24-7) did not play. Next: TBA. 19. Kansas State (22-10) did not play. Next: TBA. 20. West Virginia (20-11) did not play. Next: TBA. 21. Connecticut (25-9) vs. No. 14 Louisville. Next: TBA. 22. Georgetown (21-10) did not play. Next: TBA. 23. Utah State (29-3) vs. Boise State. Next: TBA. 24. Temple (25-7) lost to Richmond 58-54. Next: TBA. 25. Cincinnati (25-8) did not play. Next: TBA.

Saturday's College Basketball Scores EAST Princeton 63, Harvard 62 MIDWEST No scores reported from the MIDWEST. SOUTH Savannah St. 64, N.C. Central 50 SOUTHWEST No scores reported from the SOUTHWEST. FAR WEST No scores reported from the FAR WEST. TOURNAMENT America East Conference Championship Boston U. 56, Stony Brook 54 Atlantic 10 Conference Semifinals Dayton 64, Saint Joseph’s 61 Richmond 58, Temple 54 Atlantic Coast Conference Semifinals Duke 77, Virginia Tech 63 North Carolina 92, Clemson 87, OT Big 12 Conference Championship Kansas 85, Texas 73 Big Ten Conference Semifinals Ohio St. 68, Michigan 61 Penn St. 61, Michigan St. 48 Conference USA Championship Memphis 67, UTEP 66 Mid-American Conference Championship Akron 66, Kent St. 65, OT Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship Hampton 60, Morgan St. 55 NCAA Division II First Round Anderson, S.C. 91, Lincoln Memorial 86 Augusta St. 80, UNC Pembroke 66 Bellarmine 84, Indianapolis 70 Bentley 74, C.W. Post 60 Bloomfield 100, American International 96 Bowie St. 79, Mansfield 59 Colorado Mines 62, Adams St. 59 Drury 65, S. Indiana 63 Ferris St. 90, Wayne, Mich. 88 Florida Southern 76, Rollins 74 Fort Lewis 76, Mesa, Colo. 55 Indiana, Pa. 66, W. Va. Wesleyan 59 Midwestern St. 64, Tarleton St. 51 Missouri Southern St. 82, Washburn 79, OT Stonehill 73, Adelphi 64 West Liberty 117, Slippery Rock 73 NCAA Division III Quarterfinals Middlebury 65, St. Mary’s, Md. 50 Williams 77, Amherst 71 Wooster 76, Whitworth 66 Pacific-10 Conference Championship Washington 77, Arizona 75, OT Southeastern Conference Semifinals Florida 77, Vanderbilt 66 Kentucky 72, Alabama 58 Southland Conference Championship UTSA 75, McNeese St. 72 EXHIBITION Montevallo 62, Georgia Southwestern 59

NCAA Automatic Bids Akron, Mid-American Conference Arkansas-Little Rock, Sun Belt Conference Belmont, Atlantic Sun Conference Boston U., America East Conference Bucknell, Patriot League Butler, Horizon League Gonzaga, West Coast Conference Hampton, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Indiana State, Missouri Valley Conference Kansas, Big 12 Conference Long Island University, Northeast Conference Memphis, Conference USA Morehead State, Ohio Valley Conference Northern Colorado, Big Sky Conference Oakland, Mich., Summit League Old Dominion, Colonial Athletic Association Princeton, Ivy League Saint Peter’s, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference San Diego State, Mountain West Conference Texas-San Antonio, Southland Conference UNC Asheville, Big South Conference Washington, Pacific-10 Conference Wofford, Southern Conference

Women's Top 25 Fared Saturday 1. Connecticut (32-1) did not play. Next: NCAA tournament. 2. Stanford (29-2) beat No. 7 UCLA 64-55. Next: NCAA tournament. 3. Baylor (31-2) beat No. 8 Texas A&M 61-58. Next: NCAA tournament. 4. Tennessee (31-2) did not play. Next: NCAA tournament.

5. Xavier (28-2) did not play. Next: NCAA Tournament. 6. Duke (29-3) did not play. Next: NCAA tournament. 7. UCLA (27-4) lost to No. 2 Stanford 64-55. Next: TBA. 8. Texas A&M (28-5) lost to No. 3 Baylor 61-58. Next: TBA. 9. DePaul (27-6) did not play. Next: TBA. 10. Notre Dame (26-7) did not play. Next: TBA. 11. Miami (27-4) did not play. Next: TBA. 12. Michigan State (26-5) did not play. Next: TBA. 13. Wisconsin-Green Bay (31-1) did not play. Next: vs. Butler, Sunday. 14. North Carolina (25-8) did not play. Next: TBA. 15. Florida State (23-7) did not play. Next: TBA. 16. Maryland (23-6) did not play. Next: TBA. 17. Kentucky (24-8) did not play. Next: TBA. 18. Ohio State (22-9) did not play. Next: NCAA tournament. 19. Marist (29-2) did not play. Next: NCAA tournament. 20. Gonzaga (28-4) did not play. Next: NCAA tournament. 21. Oklahoma (21-11) did not play. Next: TBA. 22. Houston (26-5) did not play. Next: TBA. 23. Georgetown (22-10) did not play. Next: TBA. 24. Georgia Tech (23-10) did not play. Next: TBA. 25. Marquette (23-8) did not play. Next: TBA.

Saturday's Women's College Scores EAST No major team scores reported MIDWEST No major team scores reported SOUTH No major team scores reported SOUTHWEST No major team scores reported FAR WEST No major team scores reported TOURNAMENT America East Conference Championship Hartford 65, Boston U. 53 Big 12 Conference Championship Baylor 61, Texas A&M 58 Big Sky Conference Championship Montana 62, Portland St. 58 Big South Conference Semifinals Gardner-Webb 59, Winthrop 44 Liberty 76, High Point 55 Big West Conference Championship UC Davis 66, Cal Poly 49 Colonial Athletic Association Semifinals Delaware 62, UNC Wilmington 47 James Madison 67, Va. Commonwealth 57 Great West Conference Championship Chicago St. 74, North Dakota 66 Mid-American Conference Championship Bowling Green 51, E. Michigan 46 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship Hampton 61, Howard 42 Missouri Valley Conference Semifinals Missouri St. 84, Indiana St. 79 N. Iowa 61, Wichita St. 44 Mountain West Conference Championship Utah 52, TCU 47, OT Pacific-10 Conference Championship Stanford 64, UCLA 55 Patriot League Championship Navy 47, American U. 40 Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Prairie View 48, Southern U. 44 Western Athletic Conference Championship Fresno St. 78, Louisiana Tech 76

ANNOUNCEMENTS Jenkins Township Little League will hold a monthly meeting upstairs at the Jenkins Township Complex Fieldhouse today at 6:30 p.m. Business of the upcoming season will be discussed. Wyoming Valley West Wrestling Booster Club will have a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the middle school. Parents from all levels are encouraged to attend. Summer fundraising and end of season events will be discussed. MEETINGS Checkerboard Inn Golf League will hold its final meeting prior to the start of the season, at 7 p.m. March 21, at the Checkerboard Inn in Trucksville. All returning members must attend the meeting or call 675-7532 in order to secure league membership. Dues must be paid in full. League play begins April 12 at Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course. Crestwood Football Booster Club will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. April 5 at King’s Restaurante. For information, call Tony at 430-7571. Duryea Little League will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Duryea VFW. All managers and coaches are urged to attend. Opening Day will be at 1 p.m. on April 16. Parade, refreshments and photos will be part of the event. Hanover Area Girls Basketball Booster Club will hold its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the high school cafeteria. Elections will be held at this meeting. Wyoming Valley West Boys Soccer Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m. April 11 at Happy’s Pizza, Plymouth. The meeting agenda will include election of officers for the 2011 season. Any club members interested in running for an office are asked to e-mail Rick at by April 8. REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS

N B A At A Glance All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct x-Boston ....................... 46 17 .730 New York ...................... 34 30 .531 Philadelphia ................. 34 31 .523 New Jersey .................. 21 43 .328 Toronto ......................... 18 47 .277 Southeast Division W L Pct x-Miami ......................... 45 21 .682 Orlando ......................... 41 25 .621 Atlanta ........................... 38 28 .576 Charlotte ....................... 27 38 .415 Washington .................. 16 48 .250 Central Division W L Pct y-Chicago ..................... 46 18 .719 Indiana .......................... 27 38 .415 Milwaukee..................... 25 38 .397 Detroit ........................... 23 43 .348 Cleveland...................... 12 52 .188 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct x-San Antonio .............. 53 12 .815 Dallas ............................ 47 18 .723 New Orleans ................ 38 29 .567 Memphis ....................... 36 31 .537 Houston ........................ 33 33 .500 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City ............. 41 23 .641 Denver .......................... 38 27 .585 Portland......................... 37 29 .561 Utah............................... 34 32 .515 Minnesota..................... 17 50 .254 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Lakers ................... 46 20 .697 Phoenix......................... 33 30 .524 Golden State ................ 29 36 .446 L.A. Clippers................. 26 41 .388 Sacramento.................. 15 48 .238 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Friday's Games Charlotte 97, Portland 92 New Jersey 102, L.A. Clippers 98, OT Toronto 108, Indiana 98 Philadelphia 89, Boston 86 Chicago 94, Atlanta 76 Minnesota 122, Utah 101 Oklahoma City 104, Detroit 94 San Antonio 108, Sacramento 103 Golden State 123, Orlando 120, OT Saturday's Games Miami 118, Memphis 85 Atlanta 91, Portland 82 L.A. Clippers 122, Washington 101 Utah at Chicago, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Sacramento at New Orleans, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Denver, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 9 p.m. Sunday's Games Oklahoma City at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Charlotte at Toronto, 1 p.m. Orlando at Phoenix, 3:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 6 p.m. Indiana at New York, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Golden State, 9 p.m. Monday's Games Boston at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Washington, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 8 p.m. Denver at New Orleans, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Miami, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Utah, 9 p.m. Golden State at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Orlando at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.


GB — 121⁄2 13 251⁄2 29 GB — 4 7 171⁄2 28 GB — 191⁄2 201⁄2 24 34 GB — 6 16 18 201⁄2 GB — 31⁄2 5 8 251⁄2 GB — 111⁄2 161⁄2 201⁄2 291⁄2

M A J O R L E A G U E B A S E B A L L Spring Training Glance All Times EST AMERICAN LEAGUE ......................................................................... WL Pct Kansas City ....................................................105.667 Seattle ............................................................. 84.667 Detroit .............................................................116.647 Texas .............................................................. 86.571 Boston ............................................................ 97.563 Baltimore ........................................................ 76.538 Minnesota ...................................................... 77.500 Toronto ........................................................... 78.467 Los Angeles ................................................... 79.438 Tampa Bay ..................................................... 68.429 New York........................................................ 69.400 Oakland .......................................................... 69.400 Cleveland ....................................................... 58.385 Chicago .......................................................... 59.357 NATIONAL LEAGUE ....................................................................... W L Pct San Francisco..............................................13 4.765 Atlanta ..........................................................10 5.667 Cincinnati......................................................10 5.667 Colorado ......................................................10 5.667 Washington.................................................. 9 5.643 Milwaukee .................................................... 9 6.600 Philadelphia .................................................10 7.588 St. Louis ....................................................... 8 6.571 New York ..................................................... 7 9.438 San Diego .................................................... 6 8.429 Pittsburgh..................................................... 710.412 Chicago ........................................................ 610.375 Florida .......................................................... 5 9.357 Houston........................................................ 512.294 Los Angeles................................................. 512.294 Arizona ......................................................... 513.278 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Friday's Games Minnesota 3, Boston (ss) 2 Detroit 7, St. Louis 4 Toronto 10, N.Y. Yankees (ss) 3 Pittsburgh 8, Tampa Bay 7 Boston (ss) 9, Houston (ss) 3

Heights Baseball will hold registration from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Stanton Lanes. All children ages 4-12 and living in Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas are eligible. Cost is $25 per child. Bring a copy of the player’s birth certificate. For information, call 970-7756 or 328-1643. The W-B Girls Softball League will hold registration Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Rodano’s Public Square. Girls born between 1-1-94 and 6-30-06 are eligible for the four divisions of play. For information, call 822-3991 or log onto UPCOMING EVENTS The 4th Annual Susquehanna Warrior Trail 5K Race/FunWalk will be held at 10:15 a.m. on April 2 in Shickshinny. Registration will be from 9 to 10 a.m. at the playground pavilion located at Oak and North Canal streets. Entry fee is $17 by March 19 and $20 thereafter. All proceeds will benefit the SWT. Specially designed medals will be presented to the top three runners in each age group. For information, contact Race Director Max Furek at 542-7946 or Applications can also be downloaded at Bulletin Board items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, emailed to or dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.

Atlanta 6, N.Y. Yankees (ss) 2 Philadelphia 13, Baltimore 6 N.Y. Mets 10, Florida 0 Chicago Cubs 4, Chicago White Sox 3 Milwaukee 4, Oakland (ss) 3 Cleveland 5, Seattle 5, tie, 10 innings Oakland (ss) 9, L.A. Dodgers 2 L.A. Angels 9, Arizona 8 Texas 5, Cincinnati 5, tie Colorado 4, Kansas City 3, 10 innings Houston (ss) 7, Washington 6 San Francisco 6, San Diego 4 Saturday's Games Detroit 4, Toronto (ss) 3 Philadelphia (ss) 11, Pittsburgh (ss) 4 Toronto (ss) 6, Pittsburgh (ss) 4 St. Louis 3, Minnesota 2 Tampa Bay 6, Philadelphia (ss) 2 Washington 6, N.Y. Yankees 5 Atlanta 12, N.Y. Mets 0 Baltimore 6, Houston 4 Boston 9, Florida 2 Seattle 10, Oakland 2 Cincinnati (ss) 7, Chicago Cubs (ss) 6 Texas 4, Chicago White Sox 1 Milwaukee 6, Arizona 4 San Francisco 8, L.A. Dodgers (ss) 7 Kansas City 19, L.A. Dodgers (ss) 7 Colorado 4, San Diego 3 Cleveland 2, L.A. Angels 1 Cincinnati (ss) 9, Chicago Cubs (ss) 8 Arizona vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 8:40 p.m. Sunday's Games Washington vs. Florida at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston (ss) vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit (ss) vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota (ss) vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston (ss) vs. Detroit (ss) at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Minnesota (ss) at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. Kansas City vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs (ss) at Las Vegas, Nev., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (ss) vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Seattle vs. L.A. Angels (ss) at Tempe, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. L.A. Dodgers (ss) at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Monday's Games Atlanta vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Florida vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 7:05 p.m.





March 4 at Toronto L, 2-1

March 6 at Hershey W, 4-1

March 8 Connecticut L, 5-2

March 11 at Abbotsford W, 4-0


March 12 at Abbotsford Late

Tuesday at Manitoba 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday at Manitoba 8:30 p.m.

Saturday Worcester 7:05 p.m.

Heady play, says Craig, is his path to more NHL action

AHL Stats

Penguins goalie Brad Thiessen leads the AHL with a 1.88 goals against average.


Player Team GP Corey Locke Binghamton 57 Alexandre Giroux OC 61 Mark Mancari Portland 56 Darren Haydar Chicago 65 Keith Aucoin Hershey 46 T.J. Hensick Peoria 52 Jason Krog Chicago 68 Brian Willsie Hershey 66 MA Pouliot Norfolk 54 Ilari Filppula GR 62 Nigel Dawes Hamilton 55 Jerome Samson Charlotte 53 Brad Moran OC 65 Kyle Greentree Hershey 63 Chris Terry Charlotte 66 Jared Ross Chicago 60 Marc-Andre Portland 55 Gragnani Brett MacLean San Antonio 51 Bud Holloway Manchester 66 Jeff Taffe Rockford 59 Ben Walter Lake Erie 63 Jacob Micflikier Charlotte 64 Kris Newbury Connecticut 55 Jon DiSalvatore Houston 68 Zach Boychuk Charlotte 46 Matt Anderson Albany 60 Francis Pare Grand Rapids65 J. Cheechoo Worcester 55 Tomas Tatar Grand Rapids55 Andrew Gordon Hershey 40 Sergei Shirokov Manitoba 61 Erik Condra Binghamton 54 S.Machacek Chicago 55 Mike Zigomanis Toronto 60 Jamie Tardif Grand Rapids62 Linus Klasen Milwaukee 46 Johan Harju Norfolk 48 Dustin Jeffrey WBS 40 Michal Repik Rochester 53 David Desharnais Hamilton 35 Maxim Noreau Houston 67 Jeremy Williams Connecticut 61 Luke Adam Portland 41 Boyd Kane Hershey 62 Blair Jones Norfolk 47 Zac Dalpe Charlotte 47 Oscar Moller Manchester 53 K.Daugavins Binghamton 60 Rhett Rakhshani Bridgeport 52 Mike Kostka Rochester 65 Clay Wilson Rochester 62 Andre Benoit Binghamton 61 Tomas Kubalik Springfield 64 Jim O’Brien Binghamton 59 Robbie Earl Houston 57 Paul Szczechura Norfolk 65 Tim Kennedy Rochester 56 Derek Smith Binghamton 59 Brett Sterling WBS 52 Dwight King Manchester 59 Name Brad Thiessen Curtis Sanford Braden Holtby Mark Dekanich Eddie Lack Matt Hackett Richard Bachman John Grahame Martin Jones Ben Scrivens Dustin Tokarski Leland Irving Dany Sabourin Jason Bacashihua John Curry Anton Khudobin Jake Allen Ben Bishop Martin Gerber Tyler Weiman David Leggio Matt Climie Cedrick Desjardins Barry Brust Alex Stalock Mike Murphy Jeff Frazee Chad Johnson Drew MacIntyre Jordan Pearce Jhonas Enroth Jussi Rynnas Hannu Toivonen Jeff Zatkoff JP Levasseur Alec Richards Nolan Schaefer David LeNeveu Jacob Markstrom Justin Pogge

G 18 29 32 25 15 18 16 26 20 20 33 26 18 23 25 14 9

A 56 36 32 38 48 43 44 31 36 35 21 28 36 30 26 37 42

PTS 74 65 64 63 63 61 60 57 56 55 54 54 54 53 51 51 51

23 23 22 18 23 13 20 17 20 20 18 18 22 18 17 17 13 25 22 21 17 11 10 10 25 23 22 20 19 19 16 15 12 10 7 21 17 16 16 12 10 21 20

27 27 28 32 26 36 28 31 27 27 29 29 24 28 29 29 33 20 23 24 28 34 35 35 19 21 22 24 25 25 28 29 32 34 37 22 26 27 27 31 33 21 22

50 50 50 50 49 49 48 48 47 47 47 47 46 46 46 46 46 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 43 43 43 43 43 43 42 42


Team GAA WBS 1.88 Hamilton 1.93 Hershey 1.98 Milwaukee 2.05 Manitoba 2.09 Houston 2.22 Texas 2.25 Lake Erie 2.26 Manchester 2.30 Toronto 2.32 Norfolk 2.43 Abbotsford 2.43 Hershey 2.45 Lake Erie 2.46 WBS 2.47 Providence 2.48 Peoria 2.52 Peoria 2.54 Oklahoma City 2.54 Manitoba 2.55 Portland 2.55 San Antonio 2.56 Norfolk 2.56 Binghamton 2.59 Worcester 2.63 Charlotte 2.64 Albany 2.70 Connecticut 2.72 Hamilton 2.74 Grand Rapids 2.78 Portland 2.78 Toronto 2.80 Rockford 2.84 Manchester 2.86 Syracuse 2.88 Rockford 2.88 Hershey 2.96 Springfield 2.98 Rochester 2.98 Charlotte 3.03

Rec. 28-7-0 22-13-2 14-6-2 22-11-5 23-16-3 15-13-4 22-14-5 15-10-2 22-10-1 11-6-3 18-15-4 26-22-2 14-9-0 16-15-3 18-11-0 23-12-1 20-14-3 16-12-2 20-14-3 13-8-2 19-4-0 23-17-0 14-6-1 24-15-1 19-17-4 19-11-3 10-13-3 16-19-3 14-7-2 14-7-5 20-17-2 9-14-3 14-13-4 15-12-5 9-20-3 13-20-1 11-18-2 16-16-2 16-20-1 17-13-3

Editor’s Note At press time, the result of the Penguins game against the Abbotsford Heat was unavailable.


If center Ryan Craig does spend the rest of the regular season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, he is on pace to break his AHL careerhigh of 45 points in a season. Heading into Saturday night’s game at Abbotsford, Craig had 38 points.

Relying on smarts

from a bothersome hamstring injury. Why the big turnaround? It felt good to Ryan Craig to return to a place he hadn’t “I feel refreshed,” Craig said. “I’ve gotten over whatever little nagging things been in more than a year. were bothering me and I’m confident, which is a huge part of it. Once you get on Refreshing, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins capa bit of a roll, things just start to go.” Hynes suggested another reason for tain said. Craig’s success – dedication. On practice When Craig was recalled to the Pittsburgh Penguins on days, Craig is the first one to arrive at the rink and the last one to leave, Hynes said. Feb. 10, it marked his first NHL action since Nov. 14, 2009 Even on an off day, Craig still shows up at the Ice Rink at Coal Street to work out and take care of his body. By Craig’s own admission, he might not when he was a member of the Tampa “It’s a combination of his mindset, charbe the fastest or prettiest skater, but he Lightning. acter and willingness to take care of himhasn’t let that become a detriment to his Craig, 29, is no stranger to the NHL, self – all on top of his experience as a game. having played in 184 games with Tampa player,” Hynes said. Instead, Craig focuses on his strong Bay during the last five seasons before the If Craig does spend the rest of the regusix-game stint with Pittsburgh last month. points – toughness and hockey smarts – to lar season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, he For Craig, the brief stay with Pittsburgh have success. is on pace to break his AHL career-high of “I’ve always prided myself on being a was proof that he still has what it takes to smart hockey player that can read the play 45 points in a season. play in the top league in the world. Asked if that matters to him, Craig He hopes others see it that way as well. and know where to be,” he said. replies with a quick “nope.” Since Jan. 1, Craig’s approach has kept “I hope I can be a valuable member of the Pittsburgh Penguins this year. I hope I him scoring at a point-per-game pace. In What does matter, he added, are the his first 25 games since the start of the put myself in a position that if they need wins that the Penguins have been piling somebody, I’m strongly considered,” Craig new year, Craig has posted nine goals and up all season. More important than his 16 assists for 25 points. said. “Obviously I would’ve liked to have own stats are an East Division title, homeIn the 30 games he played before Jan. 1, ice advantage in the playoffs and a deep stayed longer (than six games), but I Craig recorded 13 points while spending didn’t think I hurt myself.” push into the postseason, Craig said. If anything, Craig proved he is willing to the early part of the season battling back But that certainly doesn’t mean Craig play any role asked of him to stay in the doesn’t feel the importance of contribNHL. A center with Wilkes-Barre/Scranuting to the scoresheet. ton for most of the season, Craig played “I do feel I need to contribute, just as we on the wing with Pittsburgh. He killed need contributions from everybody on this penalties, skated on the fourth line, team,” he said. “But that’s the difference blocked shots, stuck up for his teammates between this team and others that I’ve and got into a few fights. played on. Everyone here believes they “He did everything he possibly could to can score on every shift. We’re a confident stay in the lineup and show he’s a team group.” guy,” said Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head That confidence is contagious, and that, coach John Hynes. “He now has his name coupled with his competitiveness, are the back in those circles and proved at this main reasons why Craig says his NHL point in his career he can absolutely play days aren’t over. in the NHL.” “It’s the best league in the world and With eight professional seasons under you play against the greatest players in the his belt, including six in the AHL, Craig is Ryan Craig game. That’s the part I miss most,” he also proving that he knows how to put his Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins center said. “That’s what drives you.” experience to good use. By TOM VENESKY |

“I hope I put myself in a position that if the Pittsburgh Penguins need somebody, I’m strongly considered. Obviously I would’ve liked to have stayed longer (than six games), but I didn’t think I hurt myself.”

March 20 Charlotte 3:05 p.m.

March 23 Albany 7:05 p.m.

Trade Secrets

This week’s tip: Penalty killing Player: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins center Zach Sill Sill’s passion for defending the Penguins’ house makes him the perfect player to have on the penalty kill. The house is the middle of the ice extending from the goal to the top of the slot. It’s a realm where goals are produced at a higher percentage, and it’s a place that Sill and the other Penguin penalty killers don’t want anyone to enter. Keep opponents out of it and you decrease their ability to score. Simple as that. Here’s how Sill protects his house on the penalty kill: Short shifts: “If you can over-change on a penalty kill, do it. Even if you do 20-second shifts, then you have guys on the ice that are fresh. The best time to change is when the puck is cleared all the way down. If it’s in the neutral zone you can change the guys closest to the bench, but the deeper in – usually your defensemen, have to hold.” Box it up: “The box is the easiest formation to defend against a power play. It’s usually two forwards and two defensemen. The forwards cover the defensemen up top, and your defensemen take care of things down low. One defenseman is usually in front of the net and the other is just off of it. You want to box up your house – the middle part of the ice. That’s the easiest way to take care of all the seams and shut down a five-man unit.” Listen to your teammates: “Communication is big when deciding to skate the puck out or shoot it. If your teammate has the puck on the wall and nobody is around him, the other team will sometimes pull out thinking you’re going to dump it down the ice. Then you can hang onto the puck. You depend on your teammates to tell you if your opponents are around you. On the PK, play away from the puck is more important than when you have it. If you have a friend telling you that you have time, you can skate it.” Or shoot it: “The boards can be an asset. If the middle is clogged up, then get it off the glass – up around their head – because they’ll get out of the way. Get it high so they can’t keep it in. Up the middle a lot of times – if you get the puck in the corner or behind the net, everyone is plugged to the boards – so the middle may be wide open. Their point guys come in or go to the boards and that leaves the middle open.” Watch the points: “It’s not a good thing to leave them open. If they are, someone’s going to find them with a pass. If you have too many guys down low he can just walk right into your house. He can shoot from the point, skate in and shoot or skate in and pass to a guy on the side of the net. It’s just a mess. Everyone’s scrambling and the box loses its form.” Win the draw: “For me it all depends on where their defensemen line up. Sometimes they’ll line up a guy on the boards and the other in the middle, so then sometimes I’d shoot the puck past their forward up the middle and down the ice. Just go for the shot and shoot it right up the middle if their defensemen are wide.’’ If they’re really close, in juniors I did this all the time, shoot it past my winger to the far blueline. I’d tell my winger to go for the puck and sometimes we’d get a two on one. The other option is win it back to your defenseman and he can shoot it down the ice. You have to know what you’re doing ahead of time. If I lose the faceoff, then I’m going out to the point right away.”


SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011










Price is certainly right as Habs blank Pens The Associated Press


The Philadelphia Phillies’ Jim Murphy, top, is forced out at first base as Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Dan Johnson (29) stretches out to field throw during a spring training game at Brighthouse Field in Clearwater, Fla., Saturday.

Gonzalez sees first action as Red Sox The Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Adrian Gonzalez had a single and a sacrifice fly in his first game with the Boston Red Sox, who beat the Florida Marlins 9-2 on Saturday. Gonzalez, who was acquired in a trade with San Diego in December, had been held back to rehab his surgically repaired right shoulder. Marlins ace Josh Johnson had a rough day, allowing five runs and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings. He struck out two and walked one. Rockies (ss) 4, Padres 3 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Ubaldo Jimenez threw four perfect innings and Jason Giambi hit a two-run homer for Colorado. Willy Taveras drove in two runs for the Rockies, who have won five straight. Carlos Gonzalez added a pair of hits for Colorado. Reds (ss) 7, Cubs (ss) 6 MESA, Ariz. — Dontrelle Willis left the Cincinnati Reds’ 7-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs after spraining his right ankle. Willis, trying to win a spot in the Reds’ bullpen, was injured when he tripped over a bat while backing up home plate in the fifth inning. The big lefthander recorded just one out and was charged with four runs, two earned. Tigers 4, Blue Jays (ss) 3 LAKELAND, Fla. — Brad Penny pitched five solid innings and pinch-hitter Ryan Strieby had a two-out single in the eighth to lead Detroit. Penny gave up leadoff hits in four of his five innings, but limited Toronto to two runs — one earned. Nationals 6, Yankees 5 VIERA, Fla. — A.J. Burnett

pitched four solid innings for New York. Burnett retired the Nationals in order three times, but also allowed Mike Morse’s two-run homer in the second. The righthander struck out four and walked none. All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano singled in a run and scored for the Yankees. Nationals starter John Lannan pitched 4 1-3 innings and was charged with four runs and four hits. Braves 12, Mets 0 KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Tim Hudson pitched four-hit ball for four innings and Atlanta roughed up R.A. Dickey. Hudson struck out four. He and five other Braves pitchers didn’t allow a walk. Hudson said he felt fine and was ready to stretch his arm out in his next start. Dickey gave up five runs in five innings, his longest stint of the spring and said he still felt that he was ready for opening day. Dickey allowed three runs in the first and two in the second. Orioles 6, Astros 4 KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Zach Britton threw four scoreless innings for Baltimore. Britton allowed four hits and walked two. The 6-foot-3 lefthander also tossed three nice innings in a scoreless tie against the Yankees in his first spring start on Monday. Blue Jays (ss) 6, Pirates (ss) 4 DUNEDIN, Fla. — Jose Bautista hit a tying two-run double in the fifth inning, Mike McCoy had a go-ahead RBI single in a two-run seventh for Toronto. Ricky Romero, named Friday as the Blue Jays opening day starter, gave up four runs on

four hits and five walks in 3 2-3 innings before being removed after 73 pitches. Phillies (ss) 11, Pirates 4 (ss) BRADENTON, Fla. — Philadelphia’s Vance Worley struck out five while pitching into the fourth inning. He allowed one run and two hits in 3 1-3 innings. Ross Ohlendorf was scheduled to pitch four innings for the Pirates, but was lifted before he could record an out in the third. He allowed four runs and five hits, walked three and struck out one.

Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun left the game in the middle of the first inning with a strained left ribcage muscle and is day to day. Rangers 4, White Sox 1 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Matt Harrison pitched four scoreless innings for Texas. Harrison allowed a pair of singles, struck out four and walked none. The 6-foot-4 lefthander has yielded just one run in nine innings this spring. Indians 2, Angels 1 GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Fausto Carmona bounced back from a poor start to pitch four dominant innings for Cleveland. Angels starter Dan Haren was nearly as strong over five innings, allowing four hits and two runs without a walk.

Cardinals 3, Twins 2 JUPITER, Fla. — Carl Pavano pitched four more scoreless innings, running his spring streak to 13. Pavano was pitching on three days’ rest to line him up for the Twins’ April 1 Mariners 10, Athletics 2 opener at Toronto. Pavano alPEORIA, Ariz. — Justin lowed three singles and two doubles, after giving up just four Smoak hit a two-run homer and finished with four RBIs, leading hits in his first three outings. Seattle. Rays 6, Phillies (ss) 2 Milton Bradley collected two more hits for Seattle and is 7 for CLEARWATER, Fla. — Kyle 18 with a team-high three douKendrick took a step backward bles this spring. in his bid to land the fifth spot in the Phillies’ rotation, giving Giants 8, Dodgers (ss) 7 up five runs in four innings for SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Cody Philadelphia. Ross and Pat Burrell each hit a Kendrick was perfect in the two-run homer for San Francisfirst two innings with three co. stikeouts but he was tagged for Giants closer Brian Wilson five hits, including three homepitched a scoreless sixth inning rs, after that. for the Giants. Tampa Bay left-hander David Price, the runner-up for last Royals 19, Dodgers (ss) 7 year’s AL Cy Young Award in SURPRISE, Ariz. — Alex 2010, held the Phillies to one Gordon homered and drove in run on two hits in five innings. six runs, leading Kansas City. He struck out six and walked two. Reds (ss) 9, Cubs (ss) 8 Brewers 6, Diamondbacks 4 LAS VEGAS — Kris Negron PHOENIX — Casey McGehee hit a two-run single with the homered and Prince Fielder and bases loaded in the bottom of Carlos Gomez added run-scorthe ninth inning, lifting Cincining singles to lead Milwaukee. nati to a win.


Wade leads Heat to second straight victory The Associated Press

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade blocked four shots in a dazzling 55-second span shortly after tipoff and the Miami Heat rolled past the Memphis Grizzlies 118-85 on Saturday for their second straight victory. It was one of Miami’s top defensive displays of the season. The Heat held the Grizzlies to 39-percent shooting and forced Memphis into missing its final 10 shots of the first half. Wade finished with 28 points, nine assists, five rebounds and five blocks. LeBron James scored 27 points while taking the fourth quarter off for Miami, which got 18 points and 10 rebounds from Chris Bosh. The 33-point victory margin was Miami’s largest this season, and the Heat set a season high with 11 blocked shots. The Heat were coming a victory Thursday night over the Los Angeles Lakers. O.J. Mayo led Memphis with

19 points. Hawks 91, Trail Blazers 82 ATLANTA — Jeff Teague matched a career high with 24 points, Jamal Crawford added 20 and Atlanta snapped a four-game slide with a victory over Portland. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points, and Wesley Matthews had 19 for Portland. The Hawks were without starting center Al Horford because of a sprained ankle and reserve forward Josh Powell, who was arrested before the game on traffic charges not far from Philips Arena. Clippers 122, Wizards 101 WASHINGTON — Blake Griffin scored all of his 26 points in the first half for Los Angeles. In the matchup between the last two No. 1 overall picks, Griffin got the best of John Wall, both on the scoreboard and in the

individual battle. Wall had 25 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Bulls 118, Jazz 100 CHICAGO — Derrick Rose and Luol Deng each scored 26 points, and the Chicago Bulls ran away with their 13th win in 15 games, all but grabbing a share of the Eastern Conference lead with an easy victory over the Utah Jazz. Rose scored 17 points in a blistering first quarter as the Bulls grabbed a 37-17 lead, and Chicago set a franchise record with 18 3-pointers while pulling within percentage points of Boston. Bucks 102, Sixers 74 MILWAUKEE — Andrew Bogut scored 17 points and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had 14 points, 12 rebounds and five steals to lift the Milwaukee Bucks to a victory over the Phila-

delphia 76ers. The Bucks have been the worst-shooting, lowest-scoring team in the NBA, but were anything but for a third straight game to match their season-best winning streak. Hornets 115, Kings 103 NEW ORLEANS — Chris Paul returned from a concussion and scored a season-high 33 points to go with 15 assists, seven rebounds and five steals, and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Sacramento Kings. David West scored 25 points and former King Carl Landry added 20 for New Orleans, which has won four of five games and passed Portland for sixth place in the Western Conference. Marcus Thornton, the former LSU star whose trade from New Orleans to Sacramento for Landry was unpopular with many Hornets fans, scored 25 points in his return.

PITTSBURGH — Tomas Plekanec and Travis Moen scored early in the first and second periods, and the Canadiens’ Carey Price made 26 saves to blank the Penguins 3-0 Saturday. Price notched his eighth shutout and now has allowed seven goals in starting the past six games. Montreal has won six of its past seven and sits sixth in the Eastern Conference. Plekanec scored his 21st goal, second most on the team, 46 seconds into the game, beating Jordan Staal on the faceoff, slipping around Staal and backhanding a pass from Mike Cammalleri behind goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. The Canadiens struck just 24 seconds into the second on Moen’s one-timer. Cammalleri added a goal 6:51 into the second.

onds left in overtime to lift the Florida Panthers to a victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Vincent Levavalier and Simon Gagne scored in the third period for Tampa Bay to erase a 3-1 deficit, but Garrison’s sixth goal of the season gave the Panthers their fourth win in five games against the Lightning.

Thrashers 5, Flyers 4 PHILADELPHIA — Ron Hainsey scored in overtime for the Atlanta Thrashers, who pulled off a three-goal rally and overcame Ville Leino’s hat trick in a victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. The Thrashers trailed 3-0 entering the third period after Philadelphia got a pair of goals from Leino and a short-handed tally from defenseman Kimmo Timonen to chase Atlanta goalie Ondrej Pavelec. Andrew Ladd tied the game 4-4 by scoring with 45 seconds Maple Leafs 4, Sabres 3 left in regulation. At 1:17 of overtime, Evander Kane carTORONTO — Mikhail Grabovski and Phil Kessel scored in ried the puck down the right side, controlled it around a a 2:33 span early in the third period and rookie James Reim- sliding Timonen, and centered er made a jaw-dropping save on a pass to Hainsey, who found room past goalie Sergei BoTomas Vanek in the period in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ come- brovksy. Kane, Zach Bogosian and back victory over the Buffalo Tobias Enstrom also scored for Sabres. Atlanta, which is fighting to Blue Jackets 3, stay in playoff contention in the Hurricanes 2 tight Eastern Conference. RALEIGH, N.C. — Steve Devils 3, Islanders 2 Mason made 29 saves and NEWARK, N.J. — Anssi Columbus’ penalty-killers turnSalmela scored his first goal of ed back the Carolina Hurrithe season 3:09 into overtime canes in a victory. to keep the New Jersey Devils’ Derek MacKenzie scored playoff drive another boost twice and Samuel Pahlsson with a victory over the New added a goal for Columbus, York Islanders. which snapped a seven-game Salmela took a feed from losing streak (0-4-3). Mattias Tedenby and drilled a Panthers 4, Lightning 3 shot past Al Montoya as the Devils improved to 22-3-2 in SUNRISE, Fla. — Jason their last 27 games. Garrison scored with 16 sec-


may not have as dramatic of an effect on the offense in 2011 with so many players returning. More veterans mean more guys Continued from Page 1C who are comfortable speaking in January, elected to stick up and taking charge. How much of a difference that around for at least another semester after coach Joe Paterno will make remains to be seen. refused to release him from his scholarship. His long-term fu- The blue-chipper Last spring Paul Jones was ture is a huge question mark that still lords over the program. the freshman attracting all of “There’s no definite answer to the attention. Enrolling early at whether I’m going to stay or if Penn State allowed him to take I’m going to leave,” Bolden told part in spring ball and he ended reporters. “I’m just going to wait up throwing the only two touchit out, see what happens during downs of the Blue-White Game. That was the high mark of his the spring and we’ll see from first year on campus, however, there. “While I’m at Penn State, I’m as Paterno was concerned with fully at Penn State. I’ll go his adjustment to college and through this, and anything that cited academics in his decision happens after spring ball is up in to redshirt Jones. But Paterno said after the seathe air. I’m here, I’m going to have fun, enjoy myself and that’s son that Jones was in fine shape in the classroom and praised his it.” Bolden may very well go back work ethic with the scout team. If Bolden indeed ends up leavto Paterno at the end of the semester and ask for his release a ing the program, Jones could be second time, hoping for a differ- the biggest beneficiary. With all of the drama surrounding the ent answer. While it didn’t make financial position these past few months, sense for Bolden to leave Penn it’s easy to forget that Jones was State under those conditions in one of the highest-rated prep January – having to pay his own QBs in the country in 2009. way at a new school for this spring and all of the 2011-12 The forgotten man And then there’s Kevin Newsschool year – things could change headed into the sum- ome, who has fallen far off the radar in one short year. mer. The rising junior went from The veteran the heir apparent to a guy whose Matt McGloin, of course, is own transfer rumors barely reggoing nowhere. The rising ju- istered during the winter. Newsnior will be at Penn State for his ome’s future as a quarterback at final two seasons of eligibility, Penn State was seemingly regardless of what happens with sealed after Bolden’s injury, as the coaches clearly didn’t trust the starting job. Technically the incumbent him to throw the ball. Not surprisingly, Newsome headed into the spring, the West Scranton grad is facing scrutiny began telling people back in Deafter throwing five intercep- cember he would be transfertions in the Outback Bowl loss ring and didn’t accompany the team down to Florida for the to Florida. But even if his support from bowl game. But he remains enrolled at the Lions fanbase has dipped, that skepticism clearly didn’t Penn State for the spring, so it bother him for most of last sea- looks as if he’s giving it another go. son. Paterno told Newsome he One of the biggest things McGloin had going for him in would get another shot at prov2010 was the spark of leadership ing himself as a quarterback this he gave a team that had very few spring, but the coach has hinted he would prefer to use Newsvocal guys in the huddle. While he’ll still bring the ome’s athleticism at a different same attitude to the position, he position.




















Big Ten finalist OSU eyes NCAA top seed The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Whether it’s football or basketball, Ohio State still owns the rivalry with Michigan. And rather than a Rose Bowl bid, this time the reward might be the NCAA tournament’s top overall seed. Jared Sullinger had 14 points and 13 rebounds and Jon Diebler scored 16 points, leading No. 1 Ohio State to a 68-61 victory over the Wolverines on Saturday. The win gave the Buckeyes a three-game season sweep of their archrivals and a date in their third straight Big Ten tournament championship game. “You love a game with a little fight to it, especially being your archrival in Michigan,” Sullinger said. “There’s a little bad blood, but at the same it’s basketball and, you know, we came out with the win. That’s all that matters.” The intensity of the football rivalry has rarely been matched on the basketball court. But there was a certain buzz at Saturday’s semifinal. The highly partisan Buckeyes crowd and the small Michigan student section wearing yellow shirts in the upper deck of Conseco Fieldhouse traded cheers and jeers. The Wolverines’ pep band softly sung improvised lyrics to the tunes the Ohio State band played. At one point, tempers even flared when Michigan’s Jordan Morgan grabbed Sullinger by the leg. Sullinger fell to the floor and William Buford and Morgan got into a brief shoving match — just like the football games. “Will told me ‘I’ve got your back because I’m tired of you getting picked on,”’ said Sullinger, the 6-foot-9, 280-pound forward who rarely gets shoved around. “Will feels like I get picked on a lot and that people try to yank my chain and Will decided enough is enough and he decided to step in there.” Ohio State (31-2), the regularseason league champs, will face sixth-seeded Penn State in today’s title game. The Buckeyes, winners of six straight, join Illinois (2003-05) as the only conference teams to play in three straight championship rounds. A win would make Ohio State the first back-to-back tourney winner since Michigan State in 2000. Both of those Spartans teams reached the Final Four.


No. 21 Connecticut 69, No. 14 Louisville 66

NEW YORK — Kemba Walker capped the best five days an individual and team may have ever had in college basketball, scoring 19 points to lead No. 21 Connecticut to a victory over No. 14 Louisville in the Big East championship game. Walker, a 6-foot-1 junior guard, took home the most obvious MVP award in any conference tournament after leading the ninth-seeded Huskies (26-9) to five wins in as many days — the last four over teams ranked in the Top 25 — and the program’s seventh conference title, tying Georgetown for the most in Big East history. He finished the five games with 130 points, 46 more than the previous record. It wasn’t just the points. He grabbed so many big rebounds, made so many key passes and clutch steals, all while exhibiting leadership good enough to take a team loaded with sophomores and freshmen to the championship. Preston Knowles had 18 points for the third-seeded Cardinals (25-8) and his 3-point attempt at the buzzer bounced off the rim, setting off a welldeserved celebration by the Huskies.


No. 6 UNC 92, Clemson 87, OT

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Harrison Barnes ignored all the doubters, the questions about his game, even the bumpierthan-expected start to his career at North Carolina. Those days felt long ago as the freshman put on a record-setting show that helped the sixthranked Tar Heels escape once

sioned two weeks ago after driving along the right baseline. climbing to third in the rankings. The Seawolves had one last chance, but Bryan Dougher’s SEC 50-foot shot at the buzzer No. 15 Kentucky 72, bounced off the rim. Leonard Alabama 58 Hayes led No. 5 seed Stony ATLANTA — Brandon Knight Brook with 14 points but was finally got rolling at the Southscoreless in the second half. eastern Conference tournament Boston University (21-13) and No. 15 Kentucky looked like reached the NCAA tournament a young team peaking at just the for the first time since 2002 and right time with a semifinal victo- seventh time overall. ry over Alabama. MEAC Knight scored 10 straight Hampton 60, Morgan State 55 points to blow it open for the Wildcats (24-8), who have won WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — seven out of eight with their Brandon Tunnell scored 20 three freshmen starters. They points, including four free will play in the SEC title game throws in the final 35 seconds, today against regular-season and Hampton secured its first champion Florida. NCAA tournament berth in five Kentucky raced to a 37-21 years with a victory over Morgan halftime lead, even with Knight State in the Mid-Eastern Athletic missing all four of his shots. Conference title game. Alabama (21-11) scored two The second-seeded Pirates AP PHOTO quick baskets to start the second (24-8) overcame poor shooting half before the freshman guard with stifling defense to hold off Texas-San Antonio’s Kalif Bakare (2) celebrates with teammates after defeating McNeese State in put an end to any thought of the fourth-seeded Bears (17-14), the Southland Conference tournament championship game Saturday, in Katy, Texas. Texas-San Antonio won 75-72 and claimed an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. another big comeback by the who had won the last two MEAC Crimson Tide. titles. He knocked down his first two Marcus and Markieff Morris sat rebounds and five assists and M E N ’ S SOUTHLAND 3-pointers of the tournament, on the bench with three fouls. Dayton advanced to the chamR O U N D U P Texas-San Antonio 75, bolted into the lane for a layin But after Taylor and J’Covan pionship game for the first time McNeese State 72 Brown swapped 3-pointers, Tyrel and came off a screen to swish since 2004 with a victory over again at the Atlantic Coast Conanother jumper with a hand in KATY, Texas — Freshman Reed hit an uncontested 3 and stubborn Saint Joseph’s. ference tournament. forward Jeromie Hill scored 25 “At the tournament, if you lose rebounded a Texas miss, leading his face, stretching Kentucky’s Barnes set a freshman tournalead to 51-30. points to lead Texas-San Antonio to Markieff Morris’ tip-in for a a game, you go home,” Wright ment record with 40 points to But a potential drawback for past McNeese State in the said. “We know that. Coach told 68-55 lead. A moment later, help North Carolina rally past Southland Conference title Reed’s steal led to Markieff Mor- Kentucky — no depth — beus to pack for Sunday before we Clemson in overtime in the came apparent in the closing game, giving the Roadrunners got here. You’ve got to have faith ris’ free throw. semifinals, sending the Tar an automatic berth in the NCAA Jordan Hamilton had 21 points minutes. Even with a big lead, Heels back to the championship in yourself and we do.” coach John Calipari still had four tournament. Chris Johnson added 19 points for second-seeded Texas (27-7), game for the first time in three starters and his only real backup, which beat Kansas 74-63 and for the ninth-seeded Flyers (22years. IVY DeAndre Liggins, on the court. snapped the Jayhawks’ team12), who will play in the final Barnes hit the go-ahead 3Princeton 63, record 69-game home court pointer with 4:13 left as part of a today. Harvard 62 No. 12 Florida 77, winning streak on a melancholy The Flyers last went to the 9-0 spurt to open the extra periVanderbilt 66 NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Prinafternoon in January. NCAAs in 2009. od for top-seeded North CarATLANTA — Kenny Boynton ceton’s Douglas Davis hit a leanThe night before, the mother The Flyers were outstanding olina (26-6), which continued its scored 24 points, Erving Walker ing jump shot at the buzzer to defending Saint Joseph’s guards of sophomore forward Thomas living-dangerously run in give the Tigers a trip to the added 17 and No. 12 Florida Robinson had died unexpectedLangston Galloway and Carl Greensboro with another big NCAA tournament for the first recovered from another slow ly. Players and coaches were up Jones. While they combined for comeback. A day after rallying time since 2004 with a wild win start to beat Vanderbilt in the 27 points, they were limited to 8 most of night trying to comfort from 19 down in the final 10 over Harvard. Southeastern Conference semithe grieving young man, who of 28 shooting from the field. minutes to beat Miami, the Tar The Crimson, who split the finals. had also lost both grandparents Hawks forward Ronald Roberts Heels trailed the Tigers (21-11) regular season title with PrinceThe Gators (26-6) matched a few weeks earlier and was now also was limited, with three by 14 in the first half and rallied ton, were seeking their first their biggest comeback of the left virtually alone with his 7points and three rebounds. from seven down in the final 4 NCAA bid since 1946. season, overcoming a 12-point year-old sister back in WashingGalloway had 16 points and minutes of regulation to force Davis had 15 points to lead the deficit early in the second half. ton, D.C. Idris Hilliard 15 for Saint Joovertime. Tigers (25-6), who will represent They will meet Kentucky in the While Kansas (32-2) never seph’s (11-22), which reached the “My goal was to be in the the Ivy League for the 24th time championship game today. tried to use Lisa Robinson’s semifinals with overtime wins final,” Barnes said. “This is not Florida beat the Commodores in the tournament after overdeath as an excuse for its first over George Washington and how I imagined us doing it, but coming an eight-point second home loss in almost four years, a (23-10) at their 3-point game. Duquesne in the first two we find a way.” half deficit. Boynton hit five shots beyond pall hung over Allen Fieldhouse rounds. The Tar Heels have won 19 of Keith Wright scored 16 points the arc, Walker made three and that afternoon and the players 21 games since losing to Texas Richmond 58, the Gators finished 11 of 21 over- for Harvard (23-6), which still did seem physically and emoon a last-second shot in DecemNo. 24 Temple 54 has a chance for an at-large bid. all. tionally spent. ber here. They’re now a win Ian Hummer’s basket in the Vanderbilt was just 6 of 33, ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — away from their 18th ACC tourBIG WEST lane gave Princeton a 61-60 lead and SEC leading scorer John Temple’s three-year run on the nament title, which would tie UC Santa Barbara 64, Jenkins had a particularly tough with 37 seconds left. Harvard boardwalk is over. Duke for most all-time. They’ll Long Beach State 56 chose not to call a timeout and day. Coming off a 29-point perRichmond dethroned the face the fifth-ranked Blue Devils formance in the quarterfinals, he Brandyn Curry found himself ANAHEIM, Calif. — Orlando in today’s final, marking the first three-time defending Atlantic 10 open for a layup that gave HarConference tournament chamJohnson scored 23 points to lead looked as though an ailing left time the fierce rivals have met vard the lead with 11 seconds foot was bothering him more pions, getting 22 points from UC Santa Barbara to a win over for the title in 10 years. left. than it did against Mississippi Kevin Anderson in a victory in top-seeded Long Beach State in No. 5 Duke 77, Virginia Tech 63 Because the Ivy League is the State. He scored just 10 points the semifinals at Boardwalk Hall the championship game of the only one in Division I without a on 3-of-15 shooting. in this casino resort. Big West tournament. GREENSBORO, N.C. — Nopostseason tournament, they The win allowed the thirdFourth-seeded Santa Barbara lan Smith refused to let a toe CONFERENCE USA had to play the tiebreaker to seeded Spiders (26-7) to avenge (18-13), which beat Long Beach injury stop him. Virginia Tech Memphis 67, UTEP 66 claim the automatic NCAA bid. a loss to the No. 24-ranked Owls State in last year’s conference couldn’t do it, either. It was the league’s first tiebreak(25-7) in last year’s title game tournament, earned its second Smith scored 27 points a day EL PASO, Texas — Joe Jackconsecutive trip to the NCAAs. after jamming his toe, and No. 5 and a 20-point loss earlier this son made two free throws with 7 er since 2002. season. Duke claimed a spot in the Atseconds left and Memphis ralPAC-10 SWAC “Getting over the hump and lantic Coast Conference chamlied past UTEP to win the ConWashington 77, Alabama St. 65, Grambling 48 getting Temple is, that’s it,” pionship game by beating the ference USA championship and No. 16 Arizona 75 Richmond senior center Dan Hokies in the semifinals. an automatic bid to the NCAA GARLAND, Texas — Tre“At this stage,” Smith said, “no Geriot said. “Everyone knows tournament. mayne Moorer scored 14 points LOS ANGELES — Isaiah this boardwalk empire goes injury is going to hold me back UTEP had a final chance to and Tramaine Butler added 13, Thomas hit a fadeaway jumper through Temple, so to beat them lifting Alabama State to a victory win at the buzzer, but Christian from playing.” at the buzzer, lifting Washington in a game like this, where it was Kyle Singler added 13 points Polk’s jumper fell short. over Grambling to win the past No. 16 Arizona for the and 11 rebounds and Seth Curry gut-check time over the final 5 After Jackson’s clutch shots Southwestern Athletic ConferPac-10 tournament championminutes with the game in the had 10 points for the secondence championship and a trip to gave the Tigers (25-9) their only ship in the first overtime title 50s, and for us to make the plays, the NCAA tournament. seeded Blue Devils (29-4). lead of the game, UTEP pushed game in league history. just shows we are there.” The two-time defending the ball up the floor and retained Thomas scored 19 of his 28 MOUNTAIN WEST While the loss snapped Temleague tournament champions possession after a loose ball was points in the first half, and freshNo. 7 San Diego State 72, ple’s 10-game tournament winand reigning national champs knocked out of bounds by Mem- man Terrence Ross added 16 for No. 8 BYU 54 ning streak in this building, it’s shot 47 percent and kept the phis with 2.5 seconds left. the third-seeded Huskies (23hardly the end of the season for Hokies at arm’s length throughMiners coach Tim Floyd 10), who successfully defended LAS VEGAS — Billy White the Owls. They are bound to out the second half to avenge a called timeout and set up an their title and earned the put on an offensive display and hear their names called during late-season loss and set up a bedeviled national scoring lead- inbounds play from the baseline. league’s automatic bid to the the NCAA selection show today er Jimmer Fredette in leading third meeting with bitter rival Polk, who scored 27 points, took NCAA tournament. North Carolina in the title game and will be headed to the tourna- No. 7 San Diego State past No. 8 the pass on the right wing and Pac-10 player of the year Derment for a fourth straight year. today. rick Williams had 24 points and BYU in the Mountain West Con- got off a tough jumper from just “There were a lot of sad faces “We were matched up for the inside the 3-point arc with three 11 rebounds for the top-seeded ference title game. in the locker room,” said senior regular-season championship, defenders running at him. The Wildcats (27-7), who won the White had 21 points, 12 reLavoy Allen, who had 12 points and it’s the two best teams shot bounced off the front of the regular-season title. bounds and five steals and Kaand 10 rebounds. “I would love again,” Smith said. Washington’s C.J. Wilcox hit a whi Leonard pitched in 20 points rim, and Memphis players to play (today), but unfortunate- and eight boards. Malcolm Delaney, who’s secrushed to the middle of UTEP’s 3-pointer that tied the game ond to Smith in the ACC scoring ly we are not playing. We just home court to celebrate. 68-all with 7 seconds left in Second-seeded San Diego have to put it behind us.” race, finished with 19 points on regulation. State (32-2), whose only two 4-of-14 shooting for the sixthThe Huskies outscored Arizolosses were against the Cougars AMERICA EAST BIG 12 seeded Hokies (21-11). They na 9-7 in overtime, taking a (30-4), finally figured out how to Boston University 56, Stony Brook 54 No. 2 Kansas 85, were just 2 of 12 from 3-point 73-70 lead on a basket by Wilcox topple top-seeded BYU, which No. 10 Texas 73 range and couldn’t get closer was playing its fifth game withBOSTON — John Holland hit before Matthew Bryan-Amaning than 10 in the final 14 minutes. out star sophomore Brandon two free throws with 2.4 seconds was called for his fifth foul. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — TyshDavies, their best post player, left to cap a 27-point performawn Taylor and Marcus Morris MAC ATLANTIC 10 who was suspended last week ance and lift Boston University sparked a quick start and No. 2 Dayton 64, St. Joseph’s 61 for violating the school’s honor into the NCAA tournament with Akron 66, Kansas raced past No. 10 Texas Kent State 65 code. a win over Stony Brook in the ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The in the Big 12 title game, avengDespite 30 points from a lateAmerica East championship ing one of the saddest losses the only way Dayton was going to CLEVELAND — Steve charging Fredette, the Cougars game. Jayhawks have experienced in the NCAA tournament was to McNees blocked Carlton Guyfell to 3-2 without Davies, posing The second-seeded Terriers years. win the Atlantic 10 Conference ton’s last-second 3-point shot, Texas, which dropped to 0-6 in an intriguing conundrum for the never led until Holland, whose tournament. giving Akron a win over Kent NCAA selection committee, 23 second-half points led a come- State in overtime in the MidThe defending NIT champion Big 12 championship games, whittled a 48-33 halftime deficit although their loss to the athlet- back from a 15-point deficit, Flyers are now only one game American Conference championic Aztecs eliminated all hope of a made both shots after being to 66-52 with about 8 minutes away. ship and the league’s automatic No. 1 seed the Cougars envifouled by Dallis Joyner while Chris Wright had 17 points, 15 left, taking advantage while bid to the NCAA tourney.


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No. 2 Stanford rules Pac-10 tournament The Associated Press


The Utah women’s basketball team celebrates with the trophy after defeating TCU 52-47 in the Mountain West Conference tournament title game in Las Vegas.

W O M E N ’ S R O U N D U P and scored on a fastbreak layup, then got fouled and made the first of two free throws to draw the Cardinal to 40-38. Campbell turned the ball over twice and Dixon was called for traveling on three straight UCLA possessions. The Bruins scored four in a row to go back up six. That’s when Stanford put together a 17-2 spurt, with

Kokenis scoring 10 in a row, that gave the Cardinal the lead for good, 57-48. Kokenis, an honorable mention on the league’s all-freshman team, hit back-to-back 3-pointers in the run.

BIG 12

No. 3 Baylor 61, No. 8 Texas A&M 58

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brittney Griner had 31 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks to lift No. 3 Baylor past No. 8

Texas A&M for the Big 12 tournament title. Griner’s points and blocks were Big 12 championship game records. The Lady Bears (31-2) defeated the Aggies (27-5) for the third time this season. The Aggies’ Danielle Adams, the conference leading scorer at 23 points per game, was held to 12 points on 4-of-19 shooting. Adams missed a 3-pointer with 4 seconds left that would have tied the game. Baylor last won the Big 12 championship in 2009. Texas A&M stunned Baylor by taking a 12-0 lead that featured excellent defense by the Aggies’ guards. Sydney Colson and Sydney Carter combined for six steals in the first half and were quick to collapse in the post when Griner put the ball on the floor.


Bowling Green 51, Eastern Michigan 46

CLEVELAND — Lauren Prochaska scored 20 points, Tracy Pontius triggered a crucial second-half spurt with two assists and Bowling Green overcame a miserable shooting performance to win another Mid-American Conference championship. The second-seeded Falcons

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“Everyone can talk all day about their individual accolades, but I would trade all of those in to get into the NCAA tourney,” Battle said. “A win tomorrow would be huge. I think we’re playing well right now, and hopefully, we can keep that up tomorrow and really have a good outing and try to win this thing.” Battle made six 3-pointers, including four during a 2:35 stretch in the second half that put the Nittany Lions (19-13) in control for good. “It wasn’t until the second half that I really got going, and at that point, everyone kept screening for me and I felt like I couldn’t miss,” Battle said. Kalin Lucas, who led Michigan State with 16 points, said Battle’s barrage turned the game. “In that span, he was just coming off screens fast and tight, and he hit, like three straight on Keith (Appling). Then I tried to take him, and same thing. He hit a real, real deep one on me. I had my hand in his face and all that. He is a good player, and when he gets going — he was on fire. That’s what changed the game.” Tim Frazier had 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the sixth-seeded Nittany Lions, who haven’t reached the NCAA tournament since 2001. Penn State coach Ed DeChellis believes that streak should end. “Whatever happens, we need to be in the tournament,” he said. “We’ve done the things that people said we needed to do and our RPI is great and our strength of schedule is one of the top seven in the country. I don’t know who else you want us to play. But we’ve done all of the things that people have asked us to do.” Michigan State (19-14) has been to the past two Final Fours, but now, the Spartans must wait to see that their future holds. “We’ve done enough to get us in, we’ve done enough to put us out,” Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. “If you look at our strength of schedule and all of those things, we’ve done enough to put us in. But if you look at a

(28-4) won their second straight MAC title, the school’s 11th and the league’s automatic NCAA tourney bid.


the semifinals, hit a key 3-pointer with 1:14 left in regulation before Briesha Wynn’s drive to the basket with 9.2 seconds left tied it at 42.


Hampton 61, Howard 42

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Quanneisha Perry, Jerika Jenkins and Melanie Warner scored 13 points apiece and Hampton pulled away in the second half to beat Howard for a second consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship. The top-seeded Lady Pirates (25-6) won their 13th straight game and earned a return trip to the NCAA tournament behind a suffocating defense that limited the Lady Bison (16-18) to 28 percent shooting.


Utah 52, TCU 47, OT

LAS VEGAS — Freshman Michelle Plouffe scored eight of her 24 points in overtime, sparking Utah to an upset of TCU in the championship game of the Mountain West Conference tournament. The fifth-seeded Utes (18-16) earned the league’s automatic NCAA bid by winning four games in five days after finishing just 7-9 in the MWC during the regular season. Plouffe, whose buzzer-beater eliminated top-seeded BYU in

UC Davis 6, Cal Poly 49

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Paige Mintun scored 20 points and UC Davis held off a second-half charge by Cal Poly to earn a victory in the Big West Conference Tournament final and a trip to the NCAA tournament.


Fresno State 79, Louisiana Tech 76

LAS VEGAS — Bree Farley hit a turnaround with less than a second left and Jaleesa Ross scored 17 of her 23 points in the second half, helping Fresno State beat Louisiana Tech to reach the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight year.


McNeese State 71, Central Arkansas 50

KATY, Texas — Twin sisters Ashlyn and Caitlyn Baggett combined for 38 points to lead McNeese State to a win over Central Arkansas in the Southland Conference tournament championship, giving the team its first NCAA tournament berth.

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Penn State guard Talor Battle drives past Michigan State forward Jon Horford during Saturday’s Big Ten tournament semifinals in Indianapolis. The Lions face Ohio State for the title today.

couple of bad losses ... I’m ready to accept what I have to accept. I’m saddened that we put ourselves in a position where we’re not going to know anything until it comes out. That blame goes to nobody but us.” The Nittany Lions have allowed 45.3 points per game in their three tournament wins. Both Penn State and Michigan State agreed that the Spartans just missed shots in the second half. Durrell Summers scored 11 points and Draymond Green added 10 for Michigan State, which shot 21 percent in the second half. The Spartans were coming off a 74-56 win over No. 9 Purdue on Friday, but looked flat at times against Penn State. “I think our focus was the

same,” Lucas said. “I think we was ready to play this game. We had some letdowns, some droughts when they went on their run, and we couldn’t hit layups or buy baskets.” The Spartans shot well early, just like they did against Purdue. Summers scored eight points in the first four minutes to help Michigan State take an 11-2 lead. Penn State rallied, and a pair of fast break layups by Frazier tied the score at 21. “I thought Michigan State came out of the gate very, very well and punched us pretty good,” DeChellis said. “I though the positive thing for us was we were able to absorb it and get back into the thing.”

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LOS ANGELES — Freshman Toni Kokenis scored 10 of her career-high 17 points in the final 5:17 to rally No. 2 Stanford past No. 7 ranked UCLA 64-55 Saturday for the Pac-10 tournament championship. The top-seeded Cardinal (29-2) won their 57th consecutive game against a league opponent, tying Liberty of the Big South for fifth all-time. It was their 23rd straight overall win. Nnemkadi Ogwumike added 15 points and Kayla Pedersen had 12 in the Cardinal’s 11th straight win against the secondseeded Bruins. It was Stanford’s sixth straight league tournament title and ninth overall. Doreena Campbell scored 16 points, and Darxia Morris and Markel Walker had 12 each for UCLA (27-4), which got swept by Stanford in the regular season. It was the teams’ third meeting in the league tourney title game, with Stanford owning a 2-1 edge. But the Cardinal had it much tougher this time. UCLA stretched its lead to 11 points three times early in the second half, the last on a basket by Morris. Jeanette Pohlen hit two straight 3-pointers, Kokenis stripped the ball from Campbell





This Week Only INTERNATIONAL COIN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION is in Scranton! Paying Cash for all Coins and Paper Money made before 1965. By KEN MCINTOSH STAFF WRITER

ICCA will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any old silver and gold coins made before 1965. Those that bring in their coins will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their coins looked at with an expert set of eyes. With the help of these ICCA members, offers will be made to those that have coins made before 1965. Offers will be made based on silver or gold content and the rarity of the coins. All coins made before 1965 will be examined and purchased including gold coins, silver coins, silver dollars, all types of nickels and pennies. Those that decide to sell their coins will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people you might have a few old coins or even a coffee can full lying around. If you have ever wondered what they are worth now might be your chance to find out and even sell them if you choose. They could be worth a lot according to the International Coin Collectors Association also known as ICCA. Collectors will pay a fortune for some coins and currency for their collections. If it is rare enough, one coin could be worth over $100,000 according to Eric Helms, coin collector and ICCA member. One ultra rare dime, an 1894S Barber, sold for a record $1.9 million to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable coins are stashed away in dresser drawers or lock boxes around the country. The ICCA and its collector members have organized a traveling event in search of all types of coins and currency. Even common coins can be worth a significant amount due to the high price of silver and gold, says Helms. Washington quarters and Roosevelt dimes can be worth many times their face value. Recent silver markets have driven the price up on common coins made of silver. Helms explains that all half dollars, quarters and dimes made before 1965 contain 90% silver and are sought after any time silver prices rise. Right now it’s a sellers market he said.

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Uncle Mo remains undefeated The leading contender for the Triple Crown has poor start but still is easy winner in Fla. By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — The long wait to see Uncle Mo run as a 3-year-old lasted longer than expected Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The crowd stood, the starting gates opened and ... no sign of the leading contender for the Triple Crown. “His worst start,” owner Mike Repole said. “He broke terrible.” Uncle Mo found himself last for a few strides but quickly reco-

vered and won the $100,000 Timely Writer Stakes by 33⁄4 lengths. As a 1-9 favorite, the unbeaten colt had everything to lose, which may be why Repole looked so relieved in the winner’s circle. “It’s the first time in three months I’ve taken a deep breath,” the billionaire from New York City said. “It feels good.” Uncle Mo’s start was his first since he won the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6. Pressure will only build from here, and Repole knows exactly how long he must wait until the Kentucky Derby. “Eight weeks and two hours,” he said.

Repole and Uncle Mo’s trainer, Todd Pletcher, have another Triple Crown contender in Stay Thirsty, who won the Gotham last week. Uncle Mo’s ranked No. 1 in the AP’s Run to the Roses Top 10 Derby list and likely will remain there until his next start in the Wood Memorial on April 9. “We were in a position today where there was no upside other than him doing what he did,” Pletcher said. “You just want to get over that hurdle, get him back on the racetrack, get him back in the winner’s circle and move on to the next race. He’s the Derby favorite going in, and he’s the Derby favorite coming out.” The bandwagon grows. Fans

cheered Uncle Mo in the paddock before the race, and again when he surged at the top of the stretch. There was plenty of support from Repole’s entourage, which numbered 50 friends and relatives. “Aunts, cousins, friends, grandmother, parents,” he said. “Eight thousand wanted to come. For the Wood next month in New York, half of Queens will be there, and half of Long Island.” In the Grade 2, $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap, Tackleberry held on to win his rematch with Soaring Empire by a neck. Tackleberry covered one mile in 1:35.23 to lead a field of eight older horses and paid $11, while


Uncle Mo, the 1-9 favorite who was ridden by John Velazquez, captures the Timely Writer Stakes horse race at Gulfstream Park, Saturday, in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

Soaring Empire paid $3.80 to place. Joes Blazing Aaron won the Grade 3, $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes for 3-year-olds. The colt ran 1 1-8 miles on the turf in 1:47.85, beating Queen’splatekitten by13⁄4 lengths and paid $25.40.



Uncle Mo’s supporters briefly had reason to worry at the start, when he was a half-step slow to emerge from the gate and then bumped Gallant Dreams. Soon enough, Uncle Mo was ahead to stay in the field of five 3year-olds.


Johnson up by 2

Vonn gains on Riesch in standings By KAREL JANICEK Associated Press


NASCAR driver Kurt Busch qualifies in the Pro Stock Division at the Tire Kingdom Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday. It was Busch’s debut in a pro drag-racing event.

Kurt Busch enjoys success in NHRA Sprint Cup veteran overcomes qualifying runs, in elimination rounds of drag-racing event. By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Former NASCAR champion Kurt Busch carried around the qualifying results from his first professional drag-racing event Saturday. He didn’t fold it or stuff it in a pocket. He was taking this one home with him — to be framed. The 2004 Sprint Cup champion bounced back from two error-filled qualifying runs with two solid passes Saturday and advanced to the all-important elimination rounds. “It was an overall better day,” said Busch, the 32-yearold Penske Racing driver who is tied atop the Sprint Cup points standings. “You’ve got to have those tough days to go through to make you appreciate what a good day can be, and today was that, so we’re really excited.” Busch’s best run covered the quarter-mile strip in 6.532 seconds and reached 211.46 mph in the Pro Stock division, good enough to earn the No. 12 seed in the elimination bracket. Busch will face fifth-seeded Erica Enders in the opening round of the 16-car field today. The winner will advance to the next round, and the loser will go home. “When you put the helmet on, everything’s equal,” said Enders, who posted the fastest qualifying speed (213.57 mph). “It doesn’t matter if it’s Kurt Busch or George Bush, we’re going to do the same thing. I think it’s great for the sport that he’s here. I think it’s going to shed a new light on it. “Hopefully he’ll go back and tell his NASCAR buddies how awesome NHRA is and how tough Pro Stock is to drive.” Busch found that out Friday as he messed up just about everything possible. He smoked the tires at the starting line, then mistakenly shut down the engine during his first pass. He got timed out for failing to stage properly

during his second run. “Everything that I was supposed to be doing this weekend should have Kurt Busch been done at a sportsman level,” Busch said. “It’s right there exposed for everybody. It’s part of growing up and learning. I just wish I had more time to do drag racing. It’s a lot of fun and we’re very committed to doing this.” Busch acknowledged that the first-round matchup was an interesting one, especially since Enders is the only woman in the field. He fully expects to be mocked in the NASCAR garage if she beats him. “I’m sure there’s going to be the razzing,” Busch said. “But it would be an accomplishment if we are able to advance. It can go either way. ... You can’t take anybody lightly in this whole Pro Stock field. I think the lightest guy you can take is me because I’ve got the least amount of experience. I’ve got my own self to go up against. Hopefully we hit the right marks and we do well.” Kahne wins Darlington Trucks race DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kasey Kahne made the right choice in giving up a week off, running up front the final 51 laps to win Camping World Truck series event at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night. The Sprint Cup star could’ve powered down like his Cancun-bound truck owner Kyle Busch as NASCAR’s top series took off. Instead, Kahne hopped into the No. 18 Toyota to win his second Darlington Trucks race in two starts. Kahne held off defending series champ and Darlington winner Todd Bodine on a restart with three laps remaining. Ron Hornaday Jr. finished second, and Bodine was third. Series points leader Matt Crafton took fourth and James Buuescher finished fifth. Kahne has three victories and a second in four career Trucks starts.


Nick Watney looks over the 18th green, where he had a double bogey after hitting into the water, during the Cadillac Championship. Watney trails tourney leader Dustin Johnson by two shots.

Doral has crowded leaderboard

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DORAL, Fla. — Dustin Johnson hit his stride and found his swagger Saturday on the back nine of the Blue Monster at Doral to emerge with a two-shot lead going into the final round of the Cadillac Championship. Johnson hit what he called a “bunt drive” some 310 yards on the 17th and hit wedge to 2 feet for the last of his eight birdies. Just as importantly, he played the 18th hole without drama to finish with a 7-under 65. He was at 13-under 203, although eight players are separated by three shots heading into the last day. All of those eight players are among the top 31 in the world ranking. That group does not include Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, who finished before the leaders teed off and remain out of the mix. The surprise is that it doesn’t include Martin Kaymer, either. The new No. 1 was in the final group with Hunter Mahan, one shot out of the lead, until he took double bogey from the water on the third hole and struggled to a 74. Kaymer was seven shots back. Johnson will play in the final group with Luke Donald, who took bogey on the final hole for a 66. Even so, Donald is in good position to capture a second straight World Golf Championship, and a victory could be enough to make him No. 2 in the world. Nick Watney, who lost a duel at Doral with Mickelson two years ago, was tied for the lead until a sloppy finish. Watney missed birdie putts of 7 feet on the 16th and 6 feet on the 17th, then pulled his tee shot into the water on the closing hole for a double bogey. Instead of leading, he had to settle for a 68 and was among those trying to chase down Johnson. Watney, Donald and Matt Kuchar (68) were at 11 under.


Tournament leader Dustin Johnson tees off on the 16th hole during round three of the Cadillac Championship in Doral, Fla.

Rory McIlroy birdied his last two holes for a 69 and was another shot behind along with Adam Scott, Francesco Molinari and Mahan, who didn’t make a par over the last six holes — two birdies, four bogeys — and shot 71. All of them will be chasing Johnson, who has a 54-hole lead for the first time other than at Pebble Beach. He won twice at Pebble in the regular PGA Tour event, but is perhaps more famous for losing a threeshot lead at the U.S. Open last summer when he shot 82. For all his power, Johnson is a threat this week because of his putting. He didn’t work on it once

during the cold, rainy winter in South Carolina, and really didn’t put much attention on it earlier this year until after he lost in the first round of the Match Play Championship two weeks ago. Puerto Rico Open RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico — Troy Matteson shot a 6under 66 in the Puerto Rico Open to open a three-shot lead as he goes after the third PGA Tour victory. Matteson seized control by matching the best score of the day, finishing with seven birdies and a bogey to reach 16 under at Trump International Golf Club.

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic — Lindsey Vonn is getting closer, and gearing up for something completely different. She closed the gap on overall World Cup leader Maria Riesch on Saturday by tying for 16th in a slalom while her German friend and rival failed to finish. Vonn cut 15 points from Riesch’s overall lead and trails by 23 in her bid for a fourth straight overall title. “This is a new challenge I never really faced before, to be down in the World Cup,” Vonn said. “Bring it on. I’m pushing myself harder than I ever have.” Marlies Schild of Austria won her sixth slalom this season to clinch the discipline title, logging the fastest runs in both legs to finish in 1 minute, 43.85 seconds. Kathrin Zettel was 0.93 behind and Tina Maze of Slovenia was third. The pressure grows with only four events left — downhill, super-G, giant slalom and slalom at the World Cup finals next week in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. “It’s going to be really exciting finals,” Vonn said. “It’s going to push me to a new level of skiing I never seen before myself. This is going to be on the same level as the Olympics as far as the pressure goes.” Riesch was 15th after the first run in which she had problems on the lower part of the course. She skied out just seconds into the second leg. “This was a really, really bad and disappointing weekend for me,” Riesch said. “I’ll try to forget about that as soon as I can.” Vonn said she didn’t know Riesch was out before she started the second run. “I just had to keep charging as if she was winning,” Vonn said. “It still wasn’t my best slalom run, but it’s the first slalom race I actually finished in a long time.” Vonn, a speed specialist, has struggled in slalom, finishing only the November races in Levi, Finland, and Aspen, Colo. She was in 12th place after the first run and had the 20th fastest time in the second. She remains 20th in the slalom standings. “I didn’t ski well in my second run,” the American said. “I know it was little bit too turny for me on the top. I just never really got into a good rhythm.” On Friday, Vonn finished third in the giant slalom in Spindleruv Mlyn for her first top-three finish in the discipline to narrow Riesch’s lead from 96 to 38 points. Riesch almost skied off in the second round and placed 29th. The finals begin Wednesday, and Riesch is not overly worried. “I’m still in the lead overall and we have four races to go,” she said. “I’ll try my really best next week and the world will not stop turning if I lose the big globe.” Riesch acknowledged that Vonn is finding her rhythm in the technical disciplines just in time. “She did a great GS, and she had a solid slalom performance today,” the German said. “She’s coming back in tech events, but I still can beat her.”











Runners take off from the Messiah Primitive Methodist Church Saturday morning to start the Bear Creek 5K Run/Walk.


The Holy Redeemer girls basketball team celebrates its PIAA Class 3A playoff victory Saturday.

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season. “Shooters don’t stop shooting,” Nemetz said. “The next one they make is going to be the big one. That was a big one for us and got us really pumped up on the defensive end.” The Royals defense gave a stifling effort against a balanced Gettysburg attack, holding the Warriors’ season leader, 5-10 junior forward Bri Thomas, to seven points. Rather than use man-to-man as they have through the playoffs, the Royals came out in a 13-1 trap, occasionally switching to a diamond and one to contain Thomas. “She’s just so good,” Nemetz said. “We knew we wanted to mix it up to stop her. Watching tapes of her I was just more than a little scared. I couldn’t sleep for the last three nights. She’s athletic and can pull up and take the jump shot from anywhere. She didn’t get any chances to do that tonight.” Nicole Maximowicz took the lead guarding Thomas man-toman with Allison Capaci taking over when her teammate got in early foul trouble. Nemetz selected the pair because of their physical play. “My coach told me just to stay on her, shut her down and not let her touch the ball,” Maximowicz said. “We kept our composure. It was back and forth defense all night.” Despite traveling from WilkesBarre to play, the Royals didn’t show any sluggishness at the start. A three-pointer by Julia Wignot and a layup by Paige Makowski gave them their biggest lead of the game 12-5 with 1:53 remaining in the first quarter. The Warriors chipped away at the lead through the second quarter, using several long possessions and offensive rebounds to trail 22-21 at the half. Gettysburg dominated the boards in the game, taking a 2411 advantage in the half and finishing up 42-27 on the glass. Ne-

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were 1-of-15 from behind the arc. “We were just off,” Meyers point guard Nahjee Brown said. “We thought we should have shot better, find the guys on the arc and just penetrate.” Lavan showed in the first quarter that Meyers had regained its touch by hitting a couple threes. “The first one is always the big one when that one goes down,” Meyers coach Pat Toole said. “After going 1-for-15 from the arc the last game, it opens up some things. They did a really good job doubling down on Keyton and Rasheed (Moore). They didn’t get many easy looks in the post at all today.” Winder added another from the top of the key, giving the Mohawks a 15-9 lead before the Blue Jays rallied to within 15-14 on Tanner Harmon’s buzzer-beat-

metz said the Royals allowed 15 offensive boards in the first half, but limited the Warriors to five the rest of the way. The Warriors took a lead early in the third when Destinee Reid scored on a 6-foot jumper. The Royals got the lead back when Francisco hit a three-pointer off the dribble after a pair of offensive rebounds with 4:48 remaining. The Royals still led 29-26 at the end of the third quarter, but began a 9:35 cold spell with 2:40 remaining in the third period. Reid scored on a layup to pull the Warriors within one and Gettysburg guard Ellen Bair threaded a pass through the lane to Morgan Soliday for a 30-29 lead. Redeemer’s Capaci scored on a put-back with 1:05 to break the scoring drought, and after the Warriors hit one of two from the line, Francisco put them on the ropes with her game-changer. “I kept telling her she’ll be in seventh heaven today because they don’t really hedge a lot on screens,” Nemetz said. “When we come off high screens you’d better be ready to come off and shoot that three. She’s probably the only three-point shooter we have and she nailed the big one when it counted.” Gettysburg coach Casey Thur- Holy Redeemer’s Olivia Francisco puts up a three-point shot ston said the final shot was a that gave the Royals the lead for good late in the fourth quarter. combination of a blown coverage Holy Redeemer’s and an athletic play by Francisco. Julia Wignot “That’s a big shot,” Thurston drives past a said. Gettysburg de“You have to give her credit. fender during Going left and putting up a threeSaturday’s PIAA pointer? It didn’t even hit the Class 3A playoff rim. She hadn’t made one in a game in Hanover. while, but she’s their player and Led by Olivia the game’s on the line. It went Francisco’s 18 down.” points, RedeemFor a victory celebration, the er won the firstRoyals went to Hoss’s Restauround game rant before a three-hour bus ride 37-33. back home. “I told them bread and water going home if we lose, surf and turf if we win,” Nemetz said. PIAA Class 3A first round Holy Redeemer 37, Gettysburg 33 HOLY REDEEMER (37): Wempa 1 1-2 3, Wignot 1 1-2 4, Makowski 1 0-0 2, Murray 0 0-0 0, Capaci 2 0-0 4, Maximowicz 1 2-2 4, Francisco 5 6-8 18, Myers 0 2-4 2. Totals 11 12-18 37. GETTYSBURG (33): Kuhn 1 0-0 2, Dej. Reid 1 2-4 4, Soliday 1 2-2 4, Des. Reid 5 1-2 12, Bair 1 2-4 4, Thomas 2 3-4 7. Totals 13 10-16 33. Holy Redeemer .............................. 14 8 7 8 — 37 Gettysburg....................................... 8 13 5 7 — 33 3-Point Field Goals— HR 3 (Francisco 2, Wignot); GET 1 (Des. Reid)

ing three-pointer. “We had a tough loss against Riverside,” Lavan said. “We wanted to come out hot, play loose and jump out on them and play a good first half.” The solid play carried over to the third quarter. Krawczeniuk hit a pair of free throws at 6:01 to start an 11-2 run over roughly the next five minutes. The sophomore guard ended the outburst with a nice flip pass in the lane to Brown, who finished it off with a short baseline drive for a 38-26 lead. Brown had the hot hand in the third, scoring all three of his baskets. But his bigger contribution came when guarding Harmon, Central’s prime outside threat. Harmon was just 1-of-8 behind the arc, including hitting his lone three-point shot in the third. Harmon opened the fourth quarter with two inside baskets to move Central within 38-32. The Blue Jays, though, came up empty on their next trip down

Wadas, Solomon enjoy new season By ROBERT MINER For The Times Leader

BEAR CREEK TWP. – After a three-year absence, the Bear Creek 5K Run/Walk returned to its place as the race that unofficially kicks off a new local running season with the 16th running at Messiah Primitive Methodist Church on Saturday. Chris Wadas and Nadalie Solomon captured overall honors with easy wins. Wadas, 29, of Plains Township, blitzed the somewhat hilly course, finishing in 15 minutes and 41 seconds. Wadas outran second-place finisher, Bornfase Nyandusi Omurwa, a 27-year-old from Kenya, who now lives in Kingston, by 1:18. John Martino, 26, of Dallas, finished third, 34 seconds behind Omurwa. Wadas, who is the head track and cross country coach at Misericordia University, has dominated the male divisions of area races during the last few years. Omurwa, who has a lot of natural talent, has been training with Rich Chase, a longtime fixture at area races. And Chase, age 64 – who, by the way won the 60-69 age group with a ninth-place overall finish in 20:51 – said that it’s only a matter of time before Omurwa starts doing some dominating of his own. Chase said that he and Omurwa had been training on a lot of hills during the winter months. Omurwa won the inaugural running of the American Red Cross (5K) Run for the Red last March. He is expected to defend his title at the second annual Red Cross race in Hanover Township on March 26. Solomon won the female division of the Bear Creek 5K with a seventh-place overall finish in 20:39. The 30-year-old from Mountain Top outdistanced second-place finisher, Jen Stec-Gagliardi, 35, of Benton, by 28 seconds. Emily Bilbow, 30, of Forty Fort, placed third, 18 seconds behind Stec-Gagliardi. Solomon wasn’t sure, going into the race, just how well her body was going to react after run-

ning in the New Orleans Marathon on Feb. 13. But she had enough in her to score the win. Wadas “Me, Jen and Emily ran together early in the race,” said Solomon. “At about a halfmile into the race, I broke Solomon away. I thought I had a slight lead. But I was aware that both Jen and Emily weren’t too far behind. I pushed, over the home stretch, with all I had. Luckily, it was enough.” Solomon is also expected to defend her title at the Red Cross race 13 days from now. Solomon, who recently got married, won last year’s Red Cross race under the name Nadalie Temperine. 16th running of the Bear Creek 5K Run Results Top 10 Chris Wadas, 29, Plains Twp., 15:41 Bornfase Nyandusi Omurwa, 27, Kingston, 16:59 John Martino, 26, Dallas, 17:33 James Nicastio, 19, Scranton, 17:52 Jake Reinert, 19, Dallas, 17:54 George Dunbar, 47, Old Forge, 20:15 Nadalie Solomon, 30, Mountain Top, 20:39 Nathon Cheek, 14, Edwardsville, 20:50 Rich Chase, 64, Larksville, 20:51 Chet Shearer, 47, Montoursville, 20:52

Male awards. Overall winners: 1. Wadas; 2. Omurwa; 3. Martino. Age group winners: 12 & under: 1. Alexi Walutes; 2. Raymont Wychock. 13-16: 1. Nathan Cheek; 2. Dave Sodvary; 3. Travis Roher. 17-20: 1. James Nicastio; 2. Jake Reinert; 3. Eric Greg. 21-29: 1. Wadas; 2. Omurwa; 3. Martino. 30-39: 1. John Guth; 2. Paul Manley; 3. Randall Johnson. Masters Division: 40-49: 1. George Dunbar; 2. Chet Shearer; 3. Don Shearer. 50-59: 1. Mike Kinney; 2. John Sabota; 3. Paul Reinert. 60-69: 1. Rich Chase; 2. Len Sowinsky; 3. Max Furek. 70 & over: 1. Ed Livsey. Top 3 female finishers Nadalie Solomon, 30, Mountain Top, 20:39 Jen Stec-Gagliardi, 35, Benton, 21:07 Emily Bilbow, 30, Forty Fort, 21:25 Female awards: Overall winners: 1. Solomon; 2. Stec-Gagliardi; 3. Bilbow. Age group winners: 12 & under: None. 13-16: 1. Nora Fazzi; 2. Jessica Miorella. 17-20: 1. Grace Fazzi. 21-29: Miranda Costa; 2. Nicole Marosky; 3. Kristy Rockafeller. 30-39: 1. Solomon; 2. Stec-Gagliardi; 3. Bilbow. Masters Division: 40-49: 1. Michele Walutes; 2. Carol Eisenhauer; 3. Cathy Casey. 50-59: 1. Sharon Davies; 2. Bev Tomasak; 3. Patty Phillips. 60-69: 1. Kathy Koberlein. 70 & over: 1. Nancy DesGarenmas. 5K racewalk First male: John Wills, 71, Mountain Top, 35:42. First female: Michelle Wolyniec, 32, Plains Twp., 36:33. Field: 96 (run-70, walk-15, kids fun run-11). Official starter: Atty. Richard Hughes. Timing: Vince Wojnar (Wyoming Valley Striders). Registration: Margaret Livsey. Results: Volunteers from Messiah Primitive Methodist Church. Race director: Reginald Thomas. Schedule Sunday, March 20: Wyoming Valley Striders 31st annual Winter’s End (4.5 mile) Run at 10 a.m. at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Lehman Twp. Info: Vince Wojnar, 474-5363. Saturday, March 26: American Red Cross (5K) Run for the Red at 10:30 a.m. on the grounds of the Red Cross Blood Center, 29 Commerce Blvd., Hanover Industrial Estates, Hanover Twp. Info: Amy George, 823-7164.


Thiessen, Pens blank Abbotsford The Times Leader staff


Ryan Krawczeniuk of Meyers takes an off-balance shot over Central Columbia’s Nick Marotto. With 10 points, Krawczeniuk was one of three Mohawks who scored in double figures.

court and Meyers was able to regain control. Winder’s rebound basket with 1:58 to play gave the Mohawks a 49-38 lead.

CENTRAL COLUMBIA (38): Harmon 3-13 0-0 7, Klinger 2-5 0-0 5, McDanel 1-3 0-0 2, Hock 4-11 1-2 10, Marotto 5-8 0-2 10, Hines 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 17-42 1-4 38. MEYERS (51): Brown 3-6 2-4 8, Krawczeniuk

2-8 6-6 10, Moore 2-7 0-0 4, Lavan 5-11 0-0 13, Winder 4-7 4-4 14, McGavin 1-1 0-0 2, Smith 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-40 12-14 51. Central Columbia....................... 14 6 8 10 — 38 Meyers......................................... 15 12 11 13 — 51 3-Point Field Goals— CC 3-13 (Harmon 1-8, Klinger 1-1, McDanel 0-1, Hock 1-3); MEY 5-15 (Brown 0-1, Krawczeniuk 0-4, Moore 0-1, Lavan 3-7, Winder 2-2)

In a game played Friday night out on the West Coast, Brad Thiessen picked up his AHL-best seventh shutout of the season as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton blanked Abbotsford 4-0. Thiessen, a British Columbia native, had numerous friends and family in attendance at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, where he stopped all 26 shots he faced. The Penguins (46-18-0-0) got goals from Geoff Walker, Zach Sill, Bryan Lerg and Brett Sterling to beat the Heat. Walker scored just four minutes into the contest and Sill scored on a rebound during a delayed penalty call late in the first period. The Penguins had two more goals disallowed in the opening frame and also hit two posts. But Wilkes-Barre/Scranton poured it on in the second, as Lerg tipped a Ben Street shot past Heat goalie Leland Irving

midway through the period. Sterling closed out the scoring with a high wrister to record his teamleading 21st goal. Thiessen then held on to earn his 11th career shutout, improving to 28-7-0 on the season. The Penguins’ rematch with Abbotsford on Saturday night was in the first period at press time. Visit for full results. Penguins 4, Abbotsford 0 Friday’s results Penguins .................................................... 2 2 0 — 4 Abbotsford ................................................. 0 0 0 — 0 First period—1. W-B/Scranton, Walker 7 (Veilleux), 3:59. 2. W-B/Scranton, Sill 7 (Boulerice, Petersen), 16:30. Penalties: Walker, WBS (goaltender interference), 10:47; Keith, ABB (slashing), 12:37. Second period—3. W-B/Scranton, Lerg 10 (Street), 9:58. 4. W-B/Scranton, Sterling 21 (Wallace, Sill), 18:17. Penalties: MacMurchy, ABB (high-sticking), 14:27. Third period—No Scoring. Penalties: Pelech, ABB (interference), 1:57; MacMurchy, ABB (hooking), 4:18; Bortuzzo, WBS (fighting), 7:19; Sharp, ABB (fighting), 7:19; Piskula, ABB (high-sticking), 8:29. Shots on goal—W-B/Scranton 11-17-8-36. Abbotsford 7-8-11-26. Power-play opportunities—W-B/Scranton 0-5; Abbotsford 0-1. Goalies—W-B/Scranton, Thiessen 28-7-0 (26 shots-26 saves). Abbotsford, Irving 26-22-2 (28 shots-24 saves); Lamoureux 5-2-2 (8 shots-8 saves). Referees—Andy Thiessen, Zac Wiebe. Linesmen—Trevor Boudreau, Kiel Murchison. A–4,642












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Mohawk, Cougar win medals Meyers’ Pasone takes seventh at 112 pounds. Hazleton’s Hoffman is eighth at 171. By DAVE ROSENGRANT

HERSHEY — Getting a medal by advancing to the state finals isn’t the only way for a wrestler to make a name for himself. Take Meyers’ Vito Pasone and Hazleton Area’s Chad Hoffman. The duo didn’t advance to the final match in their brackets, but they still walked away with state medals. Pasone took seventh in the Class 2A 112-pound bracket, while Hoffman placed eighth in Class 3A at 171. “Never end a tournament on a loss,” Pasone said. “I’m just happy I could do that.” Pasone earned his seventhplace medal with a fall in 2:15 over Bermudian Springs’ Brad Farley. It was the junior’s third win at the state tournament this weekend. The bout may have ended midway through the second period, but it wasn’t an easy win for the Mohawk standout. He was trailing Farley 4-1 early in the second after a reversal. But Pasone quickly worked an escape and before he knew it Farley was on his back. Meyers coach Ron


Chad Hoffman of Hazleton Area moves in on Grant Dickey of Cedar Cliff during 171-pound consolation-round action at the PIAA Class 3A tournament. Hoffman, who earned a 3-2 decision against Dickey, finished in eighth place in his weight class.

Swingle was yelling for a stalemate before the pin and was glad the official didn’t listen. “I was like, ‘Oh no, not now – don’t call it now,’ ” Swingle said. Pasone knew not to stop just because his coach wanted a call. “Down here if you catch somebody you can’t let up because it can come back to haunt you,” he said. “When I had him on his back I’m thinking, ‘Don’t let him up,’ because I might regret it later on

in the match because Farley’s a tough kid.” Like his previous two tournaments – the District 2 Class 3A and Northeast Regional events – Hoffman fell into the loser’s bracket and tried to wrestle back to take third. He fell short of the goal with the loss Saturday morning. Hoffman lost his third-round consolation match Saturday morning to Butler Area’s Cole

Baxter via pin to fall into the seventh-place match. In the bout for seventh and eighth, Hoffman dropped a 3-2 decision to Shane Gilmore from Council Rock South. The Cougar held a 1-0 lead after garnering a point for an escape early in the second period. He was shortly taken down by his opponent to go down 2-1 but tied the score with another escape before the period ended. Gilmore worked a third-period escape to close out the victory and held on after several shots by Hoffman went unfinished. “I thought I had a deep shot. I didn’t finish it,” Hoffman said. “I’m disappointed in a way, but it’s a pretty good experience as a junior. I thought I should have had two (points) on that takedown, but I got to finish it.” The optimistic point of view for the two Wyoming Valley Conference athletes is that both are juniors and will have another shot next year to try to improve on this year’s medals. “That’s the experience you get out of this,” said Hoffman, who went 2-3 during the weekend to end his season with a 34-13 record. “I wrestled five matches here. If you get to the finals you only wrestle four. So I got an extra match in. It’s just an awesome experience being a junior. I loved it.”

Tribute paid to D2 presence Desiderio While working match, official Hanson wears wristbands of mentor, who died last year.

N O T E B O O K ed to work the PIAA Championships.

WILD KNIGHT Western Wayne’s Casey Fuller picked up a fifth-place medal in HERSHEY — Whether being the PIAA Class 2A Championan athlete, coach or official, Jim ships during the weekend. Fuller, a 160-pound senior, Desiderio was seen for more began his career as part of the than four decades at the PIAA successful Wyoming Seminary Championships. programs, which was in the Unfortunately, Desiderio succumbed late last year after a middle of winning five straight Pennsylvania Prep Championbattle with cancer. ships. His presence was felt SatFuller has only been with the urday night during the PIAA Wildcats for two years and the Class 3A Championships when District 2 official Corry Hanson furthest he got with the Blue Knights was the Pennsylvania paid tribute to his friend and Prep Tournament. Unable to mentor. Hanson, who was working the make the national prep event, state tournament for the second Fuller wrestled at 171 for the Knights, but was about 15 time in his career and the secpounds light for that class and ond consecutive year, wore Desiderio’s green and red wrist- didn’t notch as many victories as he did for Western Wayne. bands and had a picture of his “I had the best workout partcomrade in one of his pockets ners in the country there,” Fullduring the match. er said about the Seminary Desiderio and Hanson are program. “This tournament is both graduates of Meyers. the most physically grueling “That means a lot. The guy tournament I’ve ever been a part was a great guy,” said Francis “Yogi’’ Michael, a former stand- of. It feels like everyone wants to go out there and punch you in out wrestler, official and friend the face.” of Desiderio. “Corry and him He capped his high school were very close and he’s really career with a 4-3 win over Mifshowing a lot of respect. That’s flinburg’s Ty Walter and by real nice.” grabbing three wins and two Last weekend, Hanson, a losses during the weekend. Wyoming Valley Conference “My goal was to win it, so I official, worked his second Class didn’t reach my goal,” Fuller 2A Northeast Regional Tournament. He has also worked a pair added. “I knew I was capable of winning a state championship. I of Class 3A regionals. Hanson is only in his 11th year didn’t do it though. I didn’t wrestle up to that ability, but I as an official and was one of 24 officials in the state to be select- got a medal.” By DAVE ROSENGRANT

How They Fared

Here’s how the five remaining District 2 wrestlers fared on Friday, the third day of the PIAA Championships at Giant Center in Hershey.

CLASS 2A •Vito Pasone, Meyers (112): In the seventh-place match against Bermudian Springs’ Brad Farley he won via fall in 2:15. Place: Seventh. •Casey Fuller, Western Wayne (160): In the fifth place match against Ty Walter from Mifflinburg he won 4-3. Place: Fifth •Eric Laytos, Lackawanna Trail (215): He pinned Danville’s Dylan Dailey in 2:27 in the seventh-place match. Place: Seventh

CLASS 3A •Chad Hoffman, Hazleton Area (171): In the third round of consolations he was pinned by Butler Area’s Cole Baxter in 2:11 and dropped into the seventh-place match, where he dropped a 3-2 decision to Council Rock South’s Shane Gilmore. Place: Eighth •Josh Popple, Coughlin (189): He defeated Kiski Area’s Matt McCutcheon, 7-2 in the semifinals to advance to the finals. In the finals vs. Central Dauphin’s Kenny Courts he was pinned in 38 seconds. Place: Second

Fuller’s two brothers, Beau and Morgan, are also on the Wildcats’ team as a sophomore and freshman, respectively. FASTEST FALLS The quickest pin from Sat-

urday’s action come by Butler Area’s Cole Baxter with a fall in the 171-pound third round of consolations when he got his opponent on his back in 2:11. The fastest fall from Class 2A on Saturday was by Meyers’ Vito Pasone when he pinned Bermudian Springs’ Brad Farley in 2:15 in their seventh-place bout. From Friday night’s 2A consolation round action, Montoursville’s Luke Frey rebounded from a loss in the semifinals to record a fall in 55 seconds in the fourth round of consolations.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT Norristown’s Brett Harner may have lost his first match of the PIAA Class 3A Championships on Thursday, but he opened everyone’s eyes on Saturday. The sophomore picked up his 100th career win while participating in the third round of consolations. He then picked up his 101st career victory in the fourth round of the losers bracket. That’s not all the District 1 wrestler accomplished during the weekend. He also won four matches in the wrestle-backs, to grab a fourth-place finish, to run his season’s win total to 56, one shy of the state record for wins in a season set by Erie Tech’s Solomon Carr in 1983.


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eight-year individual title run for District 2. “This loss, I could understand how he feels,” Coughlin coach Steve Stahl said. “On the other hand,I’mproudofhim.He’sgota great future ahead of him. “The plan we had for him, we just didn’t get a chance to work. These things happen. It’s just unfortunate that it happened to us tonight.” Popple tried everything he could do to try to avoid having his record take a number other than a zero in the loss column for the first time this season. He tied up around Courts’ neck to try to defend the standout’s lethal shot, but he just couldn’t keep it up from the quick hands and feet of Courts. In the championship match, Popple got caught the same way he did in 2010 and fell victim again, only lasting 10 seconds longer than his last bout with the standout from District 3. “He’s a good wrestler. I don’t know how I did it two years is a row against him,” Courts noted. “The worst thing we were trying to do was stay on our feet and not give him the chance to pick top, but we didn’t have to worry about that.” The optimistic part of Popple’s night is that he ends his career as a two-time state medal-


King’s swept in twin bill

Finishing up a spring break trip to Orlando, Fla., the Monarchs lost both games of a doubleheader against Keystone College. King’s dropped the opener 14-3 and then fell 10-9 in the nightcap. Brenton Eades led the team at the plate, finishing the day 4-for-6 with a double and four RBI.


Wilkes wraps up spring trip

The Lady Colonels dropped two games at the Salisbury University Invitational, losing 5-0 to Gettysburg College and 24-1 to No. 22 Christopher Newport. Freshman Jordan Borger led Wilkes (0-8) in the opener by going 2-for-3 with a double.


Randolph-Macon 16, King’s 4

The host Yellow Jackets scored nine unanswered goals in a 30-minute stretch to hand the Monarchs (1-3) a nonconference loss. Evan Seward had two goals while T.J. Tagg and Lenny Fox each added one score for King’s.

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Freshman Kate Pagnotta scored twice for the Cougars, who dropped their MAC opener. Pagnotta now has 11 goals in the first three games of her collegiate career. Camilla Hansen and Emily Foley added a goal apiece for Misericordia (1-2, 0-1). ist, with 132 career wins, the most in school history and will attend Division I Harvard in the fall to begin another promising career. Courts advanced to the 189 finals with an 8-5 win over Upper Moreland’s John Bolich in the semifinals. “I didn’t care where he was (in the bracket) I just wanted to wrestle him one more time and try to redeem myself for what happened last year,” Popple added. Popple’s semi got off to a slow start, as there was no score after the first period, but that worked to his advantage. The Coughlin senior won the toss in the second period and deferred to the third. That made McCutcheon take the down position to attempt to score. But as it has been throughout his whole career, that only works to Popple’s advantage because he does his best work on top. “Everything in my mind just went ’yes, that kid’s pretty dumb,’”Popplesaid.“I’msurehe did the research and knew I was pretty good on top but me keeping it close in that first period was key and just making him have to go down because otherwise he wouldn’t have had chance to score points so defer was the smart choice.” In the second period, Popple turned the match into a one-sided affair by piling up three sets of back points with his famous tilt to open a 7-0 lead.

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Meyers junior Vito Pasone earned seventh place at 112 pounds with a fall in 2:15 over Bermudian Springs’ Brad Farley during Saturday’s consolation-round action at the PIAA Class 2A wrestling tournament.

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Juniors Mike Reilly of King’s and Anthony Dattolo of Wilkes finished sixth and eighth, respectively, in their weight classes to earn All-America status on Saturday at the NCAA Division III National Wrestling Championships. The top eight finishers at each weight are named AllAmericans. Reilly, the No. 4 seed at 174 pounds, won both of his matches on Friday before dropping an 8-2 decision in the semifinals to No. 8 Bradley Banks of Wartburg on Saturday. The Crestwood grad was then forced to default with a rib injury against No. 7 David Priest of Ithaca in the consolation semifinals. The match was halted with 53 seconds left in the first period, leading Reilly to forfeit his fifth-place match to finish in sixth. Dattolo, the fifth seed at 149 pounds, had gone 2-1 on the opening day before losing twice on Saturday to earn eighth place. Facing Delaware Valley’s Zac Andrews in the consolation bracket on Saturday, Dattolo lost 9-6 to fall into the seventhplace match, where he was defeated 18-3 by James Locke of Coe College. Dattolo finished the season at 29-5. It was the first time either wrestler claimed All-America status. Reilly joins his brother Jason, who finished in fourth place at 197 pounds for the Monarchs in the 2007 national tournament. Reilly went 32-3 on the season.

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Suitable habitat aids bird’s comeback in region

Return of the wild pheasant By TOM VENESKY

ROHRSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY – As Jay Delaney’s dog Hunter flushed two hen pheasants from a field of switchgrass last week, history repeated itself. The birds weren’t the pen-raised variety that is stocked by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. They were descendants of pheasants released elsewhere in the area a few years ago. The wild hen pheasants were born in Pennsylvania, just like those that were plentiful in the agricultural landscape decades ago. Most of Pennsylvania’s wild pheasants disappeared after their heyday in the 1970s and 1980s, but thanks to a joint project between the PGC and Pheasants Forever, they are making a comeback in certain areas. Farm fields in Columbia, Montour and Northumberland counties are designated as the Central Susquehanna Wild Pheasant Recovery Area, one of four such areas in the state. Pheasants from Montana and South Dakota were released in the area from 2007 to 2009, and last Wednesday a group of volunteers and their bird dogs trekked across the fields in the Greenwood Valley area to see how the population of wild pheasants was doing. Although pheasants weren’t released in several of the fields, wild birds were still kicked out, evidence that the population is spreading to areas where suitable habitat exists. The first field of the day – an enormous expanse of tall switchgrass – yielded four roosters and three hens. Not bad, considering the last time pheasants were released in the area was 2008, and that was more than a mile away. “These birds moved here on their own,” said Colleen Delong, a pheasant biologist with the PGC. “It’s normal for a pheasant to move one to two miles.” Or more. Some of the wild pheasants that were equipped with radio collars were found to have moved as far as five miles. Some even flew over the wooded ridges that surround the north and southern sides of the Greenwood Valley. But most of the time, Delong said, the wild pheasants that were released a few years ago didn’t stray far, choosing to stay in the area because of its plentiful food and cover. “The whole idea of us putting them in good winter cover is so they don’t have to move,” Delong said. “That’s why habitat is so critical to pheasants.” By the end of the day, the volunteers and their dogs flushed 21 roosters and 15 hens in the Greenwood Valley, which is close to the 1:1 sex ratio that Delong wants to see in the WPRA, which is closed to pheasant hunting. “It’s what you would expect to see in an un-hunted area,” she said. “You want each sex to be surviving equally in an un-hunted area. If they’re not, that means something’s going on.”


Hunters’ deer harvest up 2 percent from ’09-’10 season According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, hunters harvested an estimated 316,240 deer in the state’s 2010-11 seasons, which is an increase of 2 percent from the previous seasons’ harvest of 308,920. Hunters took 122,930 antlered deer in the 2010-11 seasons, an increase of 13 percent from the previous license year’s harvest of 108,330. Also, hunters harvested 193,310 antlerless deer in 2010-11, which is a decrease of 4 percent from the 200,590 antlerless deer taken in 2009-10. “The 2010-11 antlered deer harvest of 122,930 is slightly above average based on when the Game Commission began to stabilize deer population trends in most of the state in 2005,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. “Antlered deer harvests increased by 20 percent or more in Wildlife Management Units 2C, 2F, 2G, 3D, 4C, 4D and 5C. In fact, in WMUs 2C and 2G, the antlered harvest increased by 31 percent.” Roe noted that the decrease in the antlerless harvest reflects the reduction in the number of antlerless deer licenses allocated for the 2010-11 seasons, as well as the shortened antlerless deer hunting opportunities in eight Wildlife Management Units. Those WMUs were: 2C, 2D, 2E, 2G, 3C, 4B, 4D and 4E.


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Jay Delaney, commissioner for the PGC’s Northeast Region, with his dog Hunter, before the start of a wild pheasant flushing survey last week in Columbia County.

Delong and the volunteers conduct several flushing surveys during the winter in the Greenwood Valley and Turbotville area. The work has yielded several positive results. The birds released years ago have established self-sustaining populations that have grown at the release sites and even spread to other areas. Most importantly, the presence of the wild pheasants is proof that they can exist again in Pennsylvania. “The first thing we learned with the flushing surveys is the wild hens can survive our winters, and that’s critical,” Delong said. The six-year project is now in its fifth year. The goal is to establish a population of 10 hens per square mile within the WPRA. After the 2010 flushing surveys and crowing counts were concluded, Delong said the figure for the Turbotville area is nine hens per square mile while at Greenwood Valley the number is two hens per square mile. After the 2012 work is completed, data from the project will be presented to the PGC board of commissioners to decide the next step. According to the agency’s pheasant management plan, that could include reopening the area to a limited form of hunting. “The plan states if you reach 10 hens per square mile, the area would be considered a success and it would be opened to wild pheasant hunting, likely for roosters only,” Delong said. “If the 10 hen per square mile goal isn’t reached after the six years, then it could be reopened for hunting and stocked with pheasants.” While 10 wild pheasants per square mile sounds like a strong number, it’s on the low end of what used to be present in the state. Delong said in the 1970s where the

habitat was optimal there were 40 to 120 wild hens per square mile. In the secondary habitats, that figure ranged from 10 to 39. “We’re looking for the low end of the range,” she said. Schuylkill County resident Tom Kaufman brought his dogs Crawdad and Bailey out to help flush wild pheasants on Wednesday. An avid bird hunter, Kaufman said he’d like to see the areas be open to wild pheasant hunting and he was optimistic it could happen. “In some of the areas the numbers keep increasing,” Kaufman said. “I think the program is working.” And that can be attributed to the cover, he added. Kaufman, who has participated in several flushing surveys, said it seems as if the wild pheasants are reluctant to leave prime habitat. “They like to stay in the field until the end and then come out all at once,” he said. “They don’t like to leave the cover.” The last release of wild pheasants occurred in the Central Susquehanna WPRA in 2009. The birds that are being seen and studied today are all wild pheasants that were born in Pennsylvania, Delong said. Some of them have been equipped with radio collars for monitoring. “We’re actually getting to study our own birds that were born here,” she said. “It will be interesting to see what the survival rates are on the resident hens.” And it will be rewarding, Delong added, to continue to see wild Pennsylvania pheasants flush from the farm fields again. “Some of these roosters are absolutely gorgeous,” she said. “But the project actually hinges on the survival of the hens. The goal is to repeat the history we once had in this state with wild pheasants. It’s a restoration of a species that disappeared.”

A CO M PA R I S O N O F T H E L A ST T W O D E E R H A RV E ST S Deer harvest estimates by WMU for 2010-11 (with 2009-10 figures in parentheses) are: WMU 1A: 5,900 (5,500) antlered, 11,900 (10,700) antlerless; WMU 1B: 5,500 (5,100) antlered, 9,200 (9,500) antlerless; WMU 2A: 5,800 (6,800) antlered, 13,500 (13,900) antlerless; WMU 2B: 4,000 (4,300) antlered, 13,000 (20,000) antlerless; WMU 2C: 8,500 (6,500) antlered, 9,600 (10,900) antlerless; WMU 2D: 11,500 (10,000) antlered, 18,000 (16,000) antlerless; WMU 2E: 4,200 (3,700) antlered 6,000 (5,300) antlerless; WMU 2F: 6,400 (5,200) antlered, 5,700 (6,600) antlerless; WMU 2G: 6,800 (5,200) antlered, 3,600 (4,200) antlerless; WMU 3A: 3,800 (3,300) antlered, 6,500 (6,000) antlerless; WMU 3B: 5,400 (4,900) antlered, 7,600 (9,100) antlerless; WMU 3C: 6,200 (6,200) antlered, 8,300 (7,100) antlerless; WMU 3D: 3,900 (3,100) antlered, 5,500 (6,300) antlerless; WMU 4A: 3,800 (3,700) antlered, 6,400 (7,400) antlerless; WMU 4B: 4,500 (4,000) antlered, 5,100 (4,100) antlerless; WMU 4C: 5,700 (4,700) antlered, 8,400 (7,200) antlerless; WMU 4D: 6,300 (5,000) antlered, 5,500 (7,200) antlerless; WMU 4E: 4,800 (4,100) antlered, 5,900 (6,300) antlerless; WMU 5A: 2,400 (2,200) antlered, 3,400 (4,200) antlerless; WMU 5B: 6,900 (6,000) antlered, 12,500 (11,300) antlerless; WMU 5C: 9,400 (7,600) antlered, 24,000 (23,200) antlerless; WMU 5D: 1,100 (1,100) antlered, 3,700 (3,900) antlerless; and Unknown WMU: 130 (130) antlered, 10 (190) antlerless.

Bureau of Wildlife Management personnel are working to develop 2011 antlerless deer license allocation recommendations for the April meeting of the Board of Game Commissioners. Harvest estimates for 2010-11 seasons are based on 111,630 usable harvest report cards (46,680 antlered; 64,950 antlerless) returned by hunters to the commission, which included 62,684 reported by mail and 48,946 reported by the new online harvest reporting system. Yearling bucks comprised 48 percent of the 2010-11 antlered harvest, and 2.5-yearold or older bucks comprised 52 percent. This year’s harvest marks the highest percentage of 2.5-year-old or older bucks

in the last 30 years. Since 2003, the percent of yearling bucks in the annual harvest has varied between 49 and 56 percent. Button bucks represented 23 percent of the antlerless harvest, which is similar to the long-term averages. The 2010-11 hunting seasons marked the second time crossbows were legal in statewide archery deer seasons for all hunters. In those 19 WMUs outside of the three urban areas, the archery harvest increased 13 percent. The proportion of the archery harvest taken by crossbows in the 19 WMUs increased from 30 percent to 34 percent. Crossbows have been legal in urban WMUs of 2B, 5C and 5D since 2004.

he Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has acknowledged the waters it stocks with trout are basically a “put-and-take” fishery. That’s not a bad thing. Hatchery trout are raised and released to create opportunities for anglers. The best way to keep anglers coming back for more is if they catch fish. Judging by the crowds that congregate on streams and lakes for opening day, the formula works. To a degree. As I reviewed the 2011 stocking schedule for several Northeastern Pennsylvania counties, it seems that “put-and-take” has been replaced with a “put-and-find” approach when it comes to several popular streams. Why? Simple. In some cases trout are stocked too early in the year – as early as March 1. Considering trout season doesn’t begin until April 16, there is little chance those stocked trout will be anywhere near the places they were stocked when opening day rolls around. A trout movement study conducted by the PFBC – beginning in 2005 – proved that stocked trout do move away from the areas where they were released. Some less than a mile, others more than 10 miles and, in the case of one rainbow trout stocked in Wysox Creek, Bradford County, more than 123 miles. Depending on the species, drastic movements occurred within days of being stocked. Some, such as brook trout, remained in the area for approximately 10 days before wandering. It all makes me wonder just what, if anything, anglers will find on several area streams that are scheduled to be stocked weeks before opening day -- . streams such as Roaring Creek in Columbia County, which was stocked March 1; and Big Wapwallopen Creek, which was stocked on March 2. That’s a month-and-a-half before opening day. A lot can happen in that time, in addition to the tendency for trout to move. High waters resulting from melting snow and heavy spring rains can force the trout downstream. Predation and poaching from anglers too impatient to wait for April 16 can dwindle numbers even more. An easy solution is for the agency to switch the early stocking dates on streams with the later dates scheduled for lakes where trout movement isn’t a factor. In the PFBC’s defense, stocking trout is expensive and it can be a logistical nightmare. Cost and distance traveled surely have to figure into the equation when it comes to setting the preseason trout stocking schedule. But perhaps a few tweaks could be made so more fish could be found on opening day. For an angler who looks forward to the first day of trout season, imagine the disappointment they must feel to show up at their favorite stocked stream, wait until the 8 a.m. start and then discover there are no fish. With license sales declining, stocking trout knowing that it’s likely they won’t stick around long enough for opening day isn’t the way to reverse that trend. In 2006 the trout movement study found that rainbows were the first species to leave the areas where they were stocked. It took about three days. Guess what was stocked in Roaring Creek (March 1) and Big Wapwallopen Creek (March 2) about 45 days before the season opener? Rainbows. Good luck.

Tom Venesky covers the outdoors for The Times Leader. Reach him at







No deal not a surprise to owners, union By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer

WASHINGTON — All along, the NFL said it was certain the union would dissolve itself and players would head to court for antitrust lawsuits. All along, the union insisted the league’s owners were planning to lock out the players. And that’s exactly what happened. Unable to decide how to divvy up $9 billion a year, NFL owners and players put the country’s most popular sport in limbo by breaking off labor negotiations hours before their contract expired. At midnight, as Friday became Saturday, the owners locked out the players — creating the NFL’s first work stoppage since 1987 and putting the 2011 season in jeopardy. The league said in a statement Saturday it was “taking the difficult but necessary step of exercising its right under federal labor low to impose a lockout of the union.” On Friday, the union decertified, meaning it declared itself out of the business of representing players. In exchange for giving up their rights under labor law, the players became able to take their chances in court under antitrust law. That paved the way for 10 players, including MVP quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, to sue the owners in federal court in Minneapolis in a classaction claim. The players also sought an injunction to block a lockout — even before one had been imposed. Despite two extensions to the collective bargaining agreement during 16 days of talks overseen by a federal mediator — following months of stop-andstart negotiating — the sides could not agree on a new deal. The league’s statement Saturday called the NFL Players Association’s decertification a “sham” and said the players’ court action is “built on the indisputably false premise that the NFLPA has stopped being a union and will merely delay the process of reaching an agreement.” The statement told fans: “We know that you want football. You will have football. This will be resolved.” As was clear all along, the dispute came down to money. In the end, it appeared the sides were about $185 million apart on how much owners should get

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NATIONAL FORECAST Mostly cloudy, colder


45° 34°

Partly sunny

Partly sunny

42° 27°

50° 25°




Rain likely


Sun, a shower

Partly sunny

52° 32°

55° 35°

60° 40°

50° 40°


Today’s high/ Tonight’s low

The Finger Lakes

Wilkes-Barre 46/28 New York City 53/32 Reading 52/30

Atlantic City 53/33

Yesterday Average Record High Record Low

Heating Degree Days*

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

50/32 46/27 72 in 1990 1 in 1960 24 352 5040 4890 4966

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


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

Sun and Moon

Sunrise Today 7:19a Tomorrow 7:17a Moonrise Today 12:16p Tomorrow 1:21p

Brandywine Valley

Highs: 52-55. Lows: 30-33. Partly sunny skies today. Partly cloudy tonight.

Philadelphia 55/34


Highs: 34-41. Lows: 14-23. Mostly cloudy with a chance for light snow today. Mostly cloudy, flurries possible tonight.

Delmarva/Ocean City

Highs: 56-60. Lows: 33-42. Partly cloudy and pleasant today. Continued partly cloudy tonight.

38/25 58/33

trace 3.82” 0.96” 9.13” 5.50” Sunset 7:08p 7:09p Moonset 2:53a 3:41a

Susquehanna Wilkes-Barre Towanda Lehigh Bethlehem Delaware Port Jervis Full

Stage Chg. Fld. Stg 26.40 1.50 22.0 16.87 -0.75 21.0 1.64 -0.68


10.98 -2.29





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66/54 72/52



74/61 23/5


82/69 31/22



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

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

55/37/.00 70/50/.00 63/34/.00 55/30/.00 84/70/.00 48/37/.00 63/34/.00 70/63/.00 63/41/.06 55/45/.00

Today Tomorrow 23/5/s 72/52/pc 57/33/pc 51/30/c 35/22/sn 71/48/pc 38/25/pc 35/22/sn 71/54/c 58/33/pc 39/21/pc 82/69/s 74/61/c 44/30/pc 77/56/pc 66/54/pc 78/63/s 36/24/pc 31/20/pc

ALMANAC Recorded at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int’l Airport River Levels, from 12 p.m. yesterday.



The Jersey Shore

Poughkeepsie 48/26

31/20 39/21

Highs: 40-49. Lows: 23-28. Mostly cloudy with a chance of flurries today. Skies turning partly cloudy tonight. Highs: 51-53. Lows: 31-35. Partly cloudy skies today. Skies will remain partly cloudy tonight.

Pottsville 50/27

Harrisburg 53/29


The Poconos

Albany 42/24

Towanda 44/26

State College 45/25



Binghamton 38/23

Scranton 45/28

NATIONAL FORECAST: A powerful storm system over the Pacific will send heavy rain into the Pacific Northwest today, with snow expected in the Cascades and the Sierra Nevada. Much lighter rain and isolated thunderstorms will be possible in the central Plains, the Ozarks and the Tennessee Valley due to a weak frontal boundary to the south. Some light snow will also be possible in parts of the Northeast.

22/5/s 69/49/c 50/30/pc 37/27/pc 34/22/pc 60/40/sh 41/30/s 35/23/s 65/47/c 67/35/pc 36/22/s 83/70/s 73/60/t 50/29/c 75/55/pc 69/54/pc 79/64/s 38/29/s 38/36/pc



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

59/36/.00 74/43/.00 73/47/.00 66/33/.00 74/46/.00 44/31/.00 73/40/.00 85/56/.00 58/30/.00 51/42/.26 64/44/.00 51/39/.04 82/56/.00 63/57/.00 60/45/.00 47/42/.34 69/47/.00 82/53/.00 58/34/.00


Today Tomorrow 48/41/sh 69/51/s 66/34/pc 59/39/c 72/54/s 45/34/sh 59/41/pc 71/64/s 57/39/s 54/39/sh

50/40/sh 71/50/s 53/31/c 58/40/sh 74/56/s 48/32/sh 57/42/c 72/65/pc 59/40/s 55/41/pc



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

77/43/.00 37/32/.07 36/18/.10 59/36/.00 88/77/.00 79/66/.78 57/39/.00 83/71/.00 54/36/.00 54/28/.00

Today Tomorrow 71/50/s 59/42/sh 75/59/pc 66/42/pc 60/47/t 43/28/c 77/49/s 85/57/s 40/25/c 53/43/r 50/34/pc 59/44/pc 76/63/c 64/53/pc 60/50/r 50/41/r 76/54/s 83/48/s 59/35/pc

67/49/pc 51/38/r 78/59/t 51/38/c 64/45/pc 54/38/s 79/53/s 86/59/s 41/25/pc 53/42/sh 51/35/pc 55/40/sh 74/52/t 65/55/pc 61/47/sh 51/42/sh 78/57/s 84/50/s 51/32/pc

Today Tomorrow 78/51/s 36/18/sf 39/26/s 54/46/sh 83/76/t 78/58/sh 58/48/r 82/73/pc 61/45/s 57/41/pc

79/52/s 30/17/s 43/25/rs 59/45/pc 84/74/t 75/57/s 64/50/sh 81/71/sh 63/44/sh 56/38/c

Colder weather is back in town today, and for the parade this afternoon expect mostly cloudy skies with a cold wind and temperatures in the mid-40s. Despite the chill, conditions will remain dry. I expect to see a good deal of sunshine both tomorrow and on Tuesday, but on Wednesday a southern storm will probably come close enough to deliver some rain. Chances are we will get less than one inch and not enough to cause flooding. Later this week, temperatures will rise above normal with a chance for more rain heading into next weekend. Not too bad for the last week of winter. - Tom Clark

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








Retailers hope to see green on St. Patrick’s Day


SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011


Banks need ways to avoid foreclosures


Chef John Hudak of Vanderlyn’s Restaurant in Kingston places a steak on the grill.

Passing the torch By EILEEN GODIN

Times Leader Correspondent


INGSTON — On the first day of October, a quiet change took place on Schuyler Avenue. Kal Kazimi sold his namesake restaurant to a brother and sister from Lehman Township. At first, the new owners, John Hudak Jr. and Suzanne Rismondo kept the Kazimi’s name and menu and said it took a month before loyal customers noticed the fine dining restaurant changed hands. “They began to ask where the owner was,” Rismondo said. “On a gradual basis, I began to explain we are the new owners.” Hudak said when Kazimi contacted him to see if he was interested in the restaurant, he immediately called his sister. “For some time we talked about opening a restaurant,” Hudak said. “We looked at several locations in the Back Mountain but expenses associated with the locations prevented us from pursuing it further.” Opening a fine dining restaurant during a tough economy is a challenge, but Hudak said when the opportunity arose, he could not turn away. Rismondo said although the restaurant is not on the West Side’s main drag of Wyoming Avenue, it is more of a destination. So far, loyal Kazimi’s customers and new ones who only know the restaurant by the name it implemented on Jan. 1 — Vanderlyn’s — are finding their way to the establishment. The name was selected by Hudak and Rismondo in honor of their beloved grandfather, Lewis Vander-

ON THE MENU What: Vanderlyn’s Where: 239 Schuyler Ave, Kingston Phone: 283-6260 Online: Hours: Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday — Friday. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday — Saturday, and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Sue Rismondo and her brother John Hudak, are coowners of Vanderlyn’s Restaurant in Kingston. Hudak also serves as head chef.

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LOS ANGELES — Retailers may be seeing more green this St. Patrick’s Day. According to the National Retail Federation, 122 million Americans, or 52.4 percent, plan to celebrate the Irish holiday March 17, up from 45.2 percent last year and the most in the survey’s eight-year history. Consumers also said they plan to spend slightly more In recent years, restau- than they did last year, an rants and bars average of have upped $33.97 comwith their holiday pared $33.05 in spirit, hosting 2010. Total parties and spending is serving green expected to reach $4.14 beverages. billion. Matthew Shay, president of the retail federation, said consumers seemed eager to “shake off the winter blues” by going all out for St. Patrick’s Day. That bodes well for retailers and restaurants that will be offering special merchandise, meals and events. The survey found that the most popular way to celebrate the holiday would be by donning green clothing; 83.3 percent of those celebrating the holiday say they plan to do so. In recent years, restaurants and bars have upped their holiday spirit, hosting parties and serving green beverages. According to the survey, 31.2 percent are expected to attend a party at a bar or restaurant — also the highest in the survey’s history. Additionally, 33.9 percent would make a special dinner, 25.1 percent would decorate their home or office and 19.1 percent would attend a private party. “March is typically one of the slower months of the year in terms of consumer spending, but we expect this year’s celebration to provide a nice boost for companies who are in the business of promoting the holiday,” said Phil Rist, executive vice president of strategic initiatives at BIGresearch, which conducts the survey for the retail group. The survey — which polled 8,273 consumers from Feb. 1 to 8 — also found that demographics played a role in who would celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Adults ages 18 to 24 are more likely to attend private parties than any other age group, the survey showed, and adults ages 25 to 34 said they would spend the most (an average of $41.30).


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by referring your friends. While you’re there, check out the site. It’s the thoughtful thing to do. Here is a look at this week’s best ways to use coupons found in today’s Times Leader at local retailers: • Go to Dollar General with the buy-one, get-one can of Alpo dog food free coupon and get two cans for 70 cents. • CVS has Quaker granola bars on sale for $2.22 a box when you use your CVS Extra Care Card. Use the 75 cents off two boxes coupon to pay $3.69 for the two. • CVS has Irish Spring body wash on sale for $2.99. Use the 50 cents off coupon to pay just $2.49 and when you use your Extra Care Card, you’ll get a $2 coupon for a future store purchase printed on your receipt. • Shur Save and Rite Aid both have Emerald canned nuts buy-one, get-one free. There’s a $1 off two cans coupon that makes the deal even better. • Rite Aid has Motrin PM 40 count boxes for $3 and there’s a $2 off cou-

pon in today’s inserts. So you’ll pay $1. But wait, there’s more. If you use your Wellness + Card, you’ll get a $1 coupon printed on your receipt good towards a future store purchase. • Price Chopper has Ragu pasta sauce on sale two jars for $3. Use the free pasta when you buy two Ragu jars coupon to then get a free box of any pasta you want with a value up to $1.25. • Weis has Scotties tissue boxes on sale five for $4. There’s a $1 off of five boxes coupon so get five for $3. • Head to Target with the $1 off two boxes of Glad trash bags. The store has a special where you can get two big boxes of the bags for $21, after coupon, and then get a $5 Target gift card at checkout. See the store for details. Andrew M. Seder, a Time Leader staff writer, may be reached at 570-829-7269. If you know of any local steals or deals, send them to:

WOULD YOU KEEP paying your bills if you learned your neighbor was getting a break on hers? Would you stiff your bank if you could get away with it? Bank of America is feeling pressure from state and federal officials to ease up on millions of borrowers who owe more than their homes are now worth. The nation’s largest bank fears this would corrupt honest Americans: “The vast majority of borrowers [who owe more than they own] continue to pay their mortBank of America is gages,” said BofA executive feeling pressure vice president from state and Terry Laughlin. federal officials to He predicted “a ease up on millions very slippery slope” if the of borrowers who bank starts cutowe more than ting payments. “If you start to their homes are help certain now worth. people, and don’t help other people, it’s going to be very hard to explain the difference,” bank chief executive Brian Moynihan said. The bankers are worried that, as Laughlin put it, Americans who still feel a “contractual commitment and an obligation to pay their mortgages” will stop if they see their deadbeat neighbors getting a break. But would they? Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank researchers Julapa Jagtiani and William W. Lang just published a study on people who stop paying their home loans, and why. You’d think it was obvious: Because they ran out of money. But Jagtiani and Lang checked borrowers who had both first mortgages (home-purchase loans) and second mortgages (homeequity loans or lines of credit), and they found “surprising” patterns. Banks can’t grab borrowers’ homes for nonpayment on a second mortgage, if they are still paying the first mortgage, the researchers noted. So a borrower whose home value or paycheck had fallen could stiff the second-mortgage lenders, and still keep his home, if he kept paying the main mortgage. That’s what rational people would do, if all they cared about was their long-term financial interest. If they were, say, bankers. But that’s not what most Americans actually do, they found. “Borrowers rarely engage in this strategy, even though it appears to be viable,” the Fed guys wrote. “It is surprising to find that the default rate for first-lien mortgages far exceeds the default rate” for home-equity loans and lines. Why? They’re not sure. Maybe people are just stopping the big bill but paying the small bill, because they think it is cheaper. Or maybe people who stop paying their mortgages are really having a tough time making ends meet: They are willing to risk losing their homes (which takes months or years) by stopping payments on the first mortgage. But they are still making homeequity payments, because they are afraid they may need more cash, and they don’t want to get cut off, Jagtiani and Lang suggested. Workout Marc R. Gilmore, a Delaware County native, says he has a better solution than foreclosure or forbearance. Banks should let borrowers cut their home-loan debt to below the current depressed value of their houses, he told me. But with strings attached: Lenders should get a lien, or an equity share, of the borrower’s home, equal to the value they are surrendering. Gilmore says debt-for-equity could be applied to loans that have been sold, securitized, sliced, and diced. A lawyer in a family of scientists, since late 2008 Gilmore has been giving banks and policymakers copies of his academic-style white paper, with formulas for calculating how much debt should become equity, for how long and at what interest rate, to protect See BANK, Page 3D


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Annette Gravelle was recently appointed as manager of the bank’s Tunkhannock Branch in Wyoming County. She supervises branch operations and works with the local banking Gravelle team to help customers with their financial needs. Gravelle has a strong business background and extensive experience in customer service in the local region. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Misericordia University and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association and the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce.


The local architectural and engineering design firm recently added three new employees to its team. Joseph A. Katruska is a civil engineer in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. He has project management experience in the commercial, retail, residential and municipal sectors. Katruska holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from The Pennsylvania State University and has had professional training in wetland identification and delineation from the Army Corps of Engineers. Tabitha J. Kelly is a CAD operator in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. She has 15 years of CAD experience and has worked with GIS mapping, waterline layout, topographic and boundary surveys and permitting. Kelly holds an associate’s degree in computer aided drafting from Pittsburgh Technical Institute and is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors, Southwest Chapter. Kyle A. Sherman is a civil engineer in the firm’s Wilkes-Barre office. He will be focused on projects relating to water, wastewater management and air quality. Sherman is a recent graduate of Purdue University with his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. While at Purdue, he was an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, contending nationally with other university students in civil engineering competitions while promoting the engineering discipline to young students.

Jim Caffrey, of Jenkins Township, recently joined the Harris, N.Y. center as assistant vice president of facilities. He oversees the center’s Engineering, Maintenance, Food Service, Environmental Services, Security, Communications, BioMedical Engineering, Laundry, Grounds Caffrey Departments and the Environment of Care Committee. He is also the hospital’s safety officer. Caffrey has over 30 years of facilities management and administrative experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering management and master’s degree in operations management from Wilkes University. He holds fellowship status in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager through the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.


The Luzerne County Community College Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors recently elected the following new officers for 2011: Susan E. Unvarsky, of Ashley, was elected president. She is the Unvarsky senior vice president of client services of Prudential Financial. James Burke, of Clarks Summit, was elected first vice president. He is the Burke vice president/ regional executive of Luzerne Bank. Robert Tamburro, of Moosic, was elected second vice president. He is the vice presiTamburro dent of TFP LTD Real Estate Development. Robert Stanley, of Forty Fort, was








elected treasurer. He is a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch. Judith Aita, of West Pittston, was elected secretary. She is the owner of Company’s Coming.


Richard J. Hazzouri, of West Pittston, was recently promoted to vice president in the firm’s Wealth Management office in Wilkes-Barre. He has been with the company, as a financial advisor, since 2004. Hazzouri holds a bachelor’s degree from Loyola College, Baltimore. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. His professional affiliations include memberships in the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts and the Association of Professional Investment Consultants.


Kent Davidson was recently named vice president of sales for the company’s regional sales offices, including the central region sales office in Scranton. He has extensive industry experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in comprehensive Davidson marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.


Elva Valentine of Valentine’s Jewelry in Dallas has announced the hiring of Irene O’Rourke Mackiewicz as the newest member of her professional sales staff. Mackiwiecz brings nearly 40 years of experience in Mackiewicz the jewelry industry to Valentine’s.





BUSINESS AWARDS Jim Siberski, of West Nanticoke, assistant professor and coordinator of gerontology education at Misericordia University, was recently named a member of the MidSiberski Atlantic Geriatric Care Managers Association, a chapter of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. The Mid-Atlantic GCM is an organization of private practitioners in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. Their goal is to advance professional geriatric care

BUSINESS AGENDA Administrative Professionals Anniversary Dinner

The Wyoming Valley Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) will hold its 35th anniversary dinner at 5:30 p.m. on March 24 at the Best Western East Mountain Inn & Suites, 2400 East End Blvd., Plains Township. The dinner is open to members, former members and guests. Cost is $25 per person. Attendees will select dinner from a special menu and entertainment will be provided by “Beyond Harmony,” a Misericordia University a cappella group. For reservations, call Carol at 675-5622 by March 18.

MAEA Safety Roundtable

The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association will hold a Safety Roundtable from 1 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 22 at Top of the 80’s, Hazleton. Lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $36 per person for members or $72 per person

management through education, collaboration and leadership. Verizon Wireless tied for top ranking among all other national wireless providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Wireless Call Quality Performance Study, Volume 1. It is the 13th consecutive time Verizon Wireless has ranked highest in the Mid-Atlantic Region. More than 27,250 wireless phone subscribers were surveyed by J.D. Power and Associates between July and December 2010 about their experiences with dropped calls, static/interference, failed connection on the first try, voice distortion, echoes, no immediate voice mail notification, and no immediate text message notification. Based on their

responses, Verizon Wireless ranked highest in five regions, including the MidAtlantic Region. Lissa Bryan Smith was recently named as the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Leadership Award by Leadership Wilkes-Barre. The award, which will be presented at the Leadership Wilkes-Barre Annual Dinner and Graduation on June 2 at Genetti’s Hotel and Conference Center,recognizes Leadership Wilkes-Barre graduates who have made significant and notable contributions for the betterment of the community. A 2005 graduate of Executive Leadership, Smith is the chief administrative officer of Geisinger Regional Ambulatory Center. She volunteers for several organizations in our community and serves on the Leadership WilkesBarre Board of Directors.

for non-members. Harry Reed, loss control specialist for MAEA, will lead a discussion on DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed changes to driver’s hours of service regulations. These changes will have a major impact on any business that ships product via truck. By learning about the upcoming changes, a company will be better prepared to plan for the future of their shipping department. For more information or to register, contact Gina Whalen at or call the MAEA office at 622-0992.

Topics to be covered include Understanding Financial Planning; Understanding Investing; Credit Management; Estate Planning, Wills, and Philanthropic Giving; Understanding the Legal Aspects of Taxation; and Achieve Your Financial Goals – Retirement, College, and More. Participants may attend all sessions or choose individual topics according to their specific interests. For information or to pre-register, contact Nancy Allan at or by call 945-8156.

Financial Planning Workshop

Keystone College will sponsor a free, six-week financial planning workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on consecutive Thursdays from March 24-April 28 in room 104 of Harris Hall, on the college’s campus, LaPlume. The workshop is open to the public, students and alumni. The sessions will be presented by professionals with extensive experience in financial planning, taxation, law, and banking.

Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber: Economic Outlook

The Greater Wilkes-Bare Chamber will hold an Economic Outlook seminar at noon on March 30 at The Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Township. Cost to attend the seminar, which is sponsored by Wells Fargo and features a presentation by Dr. Jay Bryson, managing director & global economist, is $30. Reservations are required. To reserve, contact Jean Kile at 823-2101 ext. 1 13 or e-mail


The largest community bank in Northeastern Pennsylvania recently announced the following staff promotions: Patrick J. Barrett, of Old Forge, is the Senior Vice President/Commercial Lending Manager. Cathy J. Conrad, of Harding, is the Senior Vice President /Credit Administration Manager. Paul S. Dunda, of Dunmore, is the Senior Vice President /Information Services Officer. Jonathan T. Grande, of Dunmore, is the Senior Vice President /Asset Recovery Manager. Judith M. LaCouture, of Plains, is the Vice President/Marketing Manager. Ryan J. Barhight, of Old Forge, is the Assistant Vice President/ Credit Analyst Supervisor. Jenny J. Severs, of Thompson, is the Assistant Vice President/ Consumer & Indirect Lending Coordinator. Bernice A. Shipp, of Newport Township, is the Assistant Vice President/Community Office Manager. Debra A. Skurkis, of Pringle, is the Assistant Vice President/Retail Group Manager. Karen M. Weller, of Scranton, is the Assistant Vice President/ Retail Banking Group. Elizabeth M. Benkoski, of Dallas, is the Assistant Cashier/Retail Training Coordinator. Cherilynne Harrington, of Taylor, is the Assistant Cashier/Customer Care Center Manager. Jennifer Jenner, of Eynon, is the Assistant Cashier/Bank Card Relationship Manager. Frank J. Kost, of Freeland, is the Assistant Cashier/Retail Systems Analyst.

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YouTube emerges from Google’s shadow By MIKE SWIFT San Jose Mercury News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Once derided as Google’s folly, the home of cheesy cat videos and the money-losing stepchild of an otherwise wildly profitable company, YouTube is emerging as a model for the more nimble, faster-paced company Google cofounder Larry Page hopes to foster as he takes the reins as CEO. That’s quite a shift. While YouTube was a cultural phenomenon when Google bought it in 2006, it was bleeding money — losing nearly half a billion dollars as recently as 2009, by one estimate. And while YouTube wasn’t Google’s Siberia, it wasn’t exactly a mecca for many ambitious Googlers. But now, YouTube’s revenue has grown dramatically. Many Google employees increasingly see it as an attractive place to work, with a less bureaucratic environment that lets them run with their ideas. Page, by all accounts, is looking to inject that same energy into Google, spurring the mother company to innovate more quickly in its rivalry with fast-moving Facebook. “YouTube has proven it can flourish in a model where there is more autonomy, and in that way I think it is an example and a potential model for other areas of the business,” said new YouTube CEO Salar Kamangar, who as Google’s ninth employee has worked closely with Page and co-founder Sergey Brin since Google’s earliest days. “Larry is really focused on making sure that Google has a culture where



YouTube Web Developer Toby Watson, right, discusses smart phones with Software Engineer Simon Ratner at the YouTube office, in San Bruno, Calif.

impatient people can be successful, where we are doing bold things on the technology side that matter for end users. And I think YouTube is a good example of where, if you’re an engineer, you can get things done quickly and you can have a big impact.” The shift comes as the online video site is increasingly focused on revenue. Analysts disagree whether YouTube is profitable, and Google won’t disclose YouTube’s finances except to say revenue more than doubled in 2010. Critics of its $1.65 billion purchase have melted away. “No one would fault Google for making the acquisition of YouTube at this point,” said Kenneth Sena, an analyst with Ever-

years in the restaurant business. Rismondo brought with her 10 years of experience from working in the banking and finance inContinued from Page 1D dustry plus four years of owning really doing this.” and operating the Lehman CounHudak, an executive chef asso- try Deli off Route 118. ciated with the American CuliTogether, they seized the opnary Federation, relied on his 25 portunity and worked together

core Partners who has issued some of the most bearish estimates of YouTube losses. Now Kamangar, who designed Google’s tremendously profitable AdWords advertising program, is pursuing an ambitious agenda to reorganize YouTube’s videos around topics — much like niche TV channels — rather than individual videos. The site hopes to be as revolutionary as cable television, which reshaped TV a generation ago by introducing a host of new niche channels that offered a broader array of programming than the three big networks — ABC, CBS and NBC — were able to show. “I think 995 of the next 1,000 TV channels will be created on

to overcome challenges of running a fine dining restaurant. “When you love what you do, challenges do not seem that hard to conquer,” Hudak said. Some of the difficulties they have had to deal with are the rising cost of fresh produce and increase in fuel prices, which are

YouTube,” said Hunter Walk, YouTube’s director of product management. With more than 600 workers, YouTube remains a sliver of 25,000-person Google. But YouTube plans to increase its work force by more than 30 percent in 2011, an even faster pace of growth than the parent company. “We’ve got a lot of stuff we want to build, and we’re going to need some more people to do that,” said Judy Gilbert, YouTube’s human resources chief who, with Kamangar and former Google Books chief Dan Clancy, is one of several Google executives now at YouTube. From its distinct red, black and white color scheme to open

being passed along through the vendors. Hudak said just going into the grocery store people can see how much produce has gone up, but the quality is down. “When the quality goes down, it will drive the price up,” he said. “I estimate we are paying about 90 percent more for produce but

office spaces devoid of cubicles, and a prominent indoor putting green, YouTube has a different feel from the Googleplex. At YouTube, an engineer referring to “the company” often isn’t talking about Google. Under Kamangar, who became CEO last fall after the departure of co-founder Chad Hurley, YouTubers like Jenna Bilotta, a user experience designer who transferred to San Bruno, Calif., from Google, say they are attracted by the chance to quickly develop ideas. “I have definitely recruited a bunch of people I know from the mother ship to come over,” Bilotta said. “There are some people that just have that startup thing inside of them. ... A lot of people end up coming over to YouTube to satisfy that part.” An example of YouTube’s build-it-now culture, she said, was a sudden insight she had recently to solve an issue that had stymied her team. Bilotta, who works on the Watch Page, the frame for watching YouTube video, canceled her meetings and spent the day on a mock-up of her idea to improve a user control feature. Alex Nicksay, the technical lead for the team, took Bilotta’s mock-up and worked all night — 14 straight hours — writing the software code. “People can build what they want to build and say, ‘Look what I did,’ and you evaluate it that way,” Nicksay said. “That’s a very strong cultural value we have here that no one will say, ‘Don’t try that.’”

have not passed that cost onto our customers.” Despite the rising fuel costs, Rismondo said people still seem willing to treat themselves to a nice dinner. “We have been receiving positive feedback from our customers,” she said.

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both lender and borrower. Economist Mark Zandi at in West Chester told me it’s an attractive idea. He proposed a parallel “shared appreciation” scheme, also in 2008. But these aren’t quick solutions — nobody acted, and now banks need to come up with something in the next six to 12 months, if they are going to avoid another monster round of foreclosures, Zandi warned. The more pressure state and federal officials put on banks such as BofA, the more Gilmore figures they will be looking for “common sense” solutions such as his. BofA spokesman Rick Simon declined to comment. Stocks lift pensions The Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System (SERS) and the Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS) each say they beat their 8 percent target investment return last year, thanks largely to the U.S. stock market’s 10 percent surge in the fourth quarter. That’s going to enable them to report better results than they would otherwise have posted when they go before Harrisburg lawmakers later this spring to justify their diverse, high-fee investment style. But both funds still face large and rising public payments to meet future retirement costs. The bigger the gaps, the more pressure there will be to trim benefits for future retirees. SERS says its investments gained 11.9 percent last year, thanks to a 20 percent gain in its commodity investments, 18 percent in U.S. stocks and in buyout funds (which are harder to verify), and lesser gains for foreign stocks, bonds, venture capital, hedge funds, and real estate. PSERS says it was up 14.2 percent, led by U.S. stocks and commodities, with other classes trailing. Contact The Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Joseph N. DiStefano at 215-854-5194 or

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New managers must pretend to be confident By MARIE G. MCINTYRE McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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Q: I recently was promoted to manage a group of people who used to be my peers. Even though I was the team lead for a year, I’m finding it hard to supervise my former co-workers. As their manager, I feel that I am not being authoritative enough. How should I handle this? A: Like most new supervisors, you’re suffering from “imposter syndrome”. Although you’ve been given a management title, you’re not yet comfortable in the role, so management tasks seem unfamiliar and awkward. Supervising former peers can make this transition even more unsettling. To successfully adapt, you will initially need to engage in some on-the-job role-playing. This simply means that you must act like a manager even though you don’t quite feel like one. Fortunately, your team lead experience should have provided you with a head start. Begin by meeting with your team members to discuss their jobs and agree on expectations. Express appreciation for their contributions and encourage them to come to you with any problems they may have. Speak with confidence, even if you’re still feeling slightly shaky. You can increase your managerial effectiveness by learning to recognize how your leadership style is shaped by your natural personality. Every manager has a unique combination of strengths and weaknesses, so there are undoubtedly some behaviors that you may wish to modify. Finally, be on the lookout for helpful role models and mentors. Seasoned managers possess a wealth of practical leadership advice that they are of-

Q: For the past few weeks, one of my co-workers has been watching me closely and finding fault with my work. She keeps telling me what to do, even though she’s not my supervisor. I actually have more experience than she does. Should I tell my manager about this? I don’t want him to think I’m complaining. A: Before going to your boss, try talking directly with your intrusive colleague. Since this monitoring behavior is new, something must have triggered it, so perhaps you can find out what’s wrong. The next time she corrects you, inquire about the reason for her concern. For example: “Mary, I’ve noticed that lately you seem to be unhappy with my work. Am I doing something that bothers you?” If she says yes, try to resolve the issue. But if the answer is no, just tell her you’re glad that everything’s OK, then see if she ends her surveillance. Should the scrutiny continue, you will need to become more assertive: “Mary, you and I apparently have different ways of doing things. I’m comfortable with my own approach, and I have no reason to change.” After delivering this mild admonition, stop responding to any further criticism. If her pestering continues to be a problem, then it’s time to go to your boss. After describing the situation in a calm, businesslike manner, ask if he will remind “Mary” that you already have a supervisor. Marie G. McIntyre is a workplace coach and the author of “Secrets to Winning at Office Politics.” Send in questions and get free coaching tips at, or follow her on Twitter officecoach










Foreclosure activity plunges in February Nationally, foreclosure activity fell 14 percent from January and 27 percent from February 2010, according to RealtyTrac. That is LOS ANGELES — Big the largest year-over-year decline since the Irvine data firm banks put the brakes on fore- began keeping statistics in 2005. By ALEJANDRO LAZO and JIM PUZZANGHERA Los Angeles Times

closure activity last month as the American foreclosure system faced a major overhaul and homeowners challenged their lenders in court. The decline in foreclosure actions — from default notices to bank repossessions — dropped the most in states where a court order is required to take back a home. Nationally, foreclosure activity fell 14 percent from January and 27 percent from February 2010, according to RealtyTrac. That is the largest year-over-year decline since the Irvine data firm began keeping statistics in 2005. Evidence of a foreclosure slowdown comes as state attorneys general and federal regulators push the banks to revise the way they service loans, consider troubled borrowers for potential mortgage relief and conduct their foreclosure proceedings. Officials last week sent the nation’s biggest mortgage servicers a 27-page list of terms outlining these demands. “The foreclosure process is stalled, and the seemingly impending settlement is delaying foreclosures,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody’s “The whole process is slowing down because of these issues.” Negotiations involve the

five largest providers of home loans. They include the arms of four national banks: Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. Also part of the talks is Ally Financial Inc., the former GMAC, which services loans through its GMAC Mortgage unit. The wrangling began last year after revelations that some of the nation’s largest financial institutions relied on “robo-signers,” people who signed key court documents used in thousands of foreclosure cases across the country without reading or understanding them. The revelations led several banks to issue foreclosure moratoriums and lawmakers to question the integrity of the entire foreclosure system. The February decline was probably related, in part, to banks resubmitting foreclosure filings that had been found to be faulty, said Rick Sharga, RealtyTrac senior vice president. About 70,000 foreclosure filings were resubmitted nationally last month, a number RealtyTrac did not include in its February estimates. Courts have also delivered setbacks to some of the nation’s largest lenders in recent months, ruling on behalf

of homeowners in key foreclosure cases. This increased scrutiny is probably leading banks to be more cautious with the way they conduct repossession proceedings, said Walter Hackett, an attorney who represents homeowners in California’s Inland Empire. In seeking a global settlement, government agencies have proposed penalties against banks ranging from $5 billion to $20 billion. That money would be used to fund principal write-downs, officials have said. But bank executives and Republicans this week began publicly pushing back. “We’ve got to be very careful that we don’t create an environment where we encourage people not to pay, and that’s the danger you have when you get into broad-based principal forgiveness,” Charlie Scharf, chief executive of retail financial services for JPMorgan Chase, said in a CNBC interview Wednesday. Sen. Richard Shelby, RAla., also on Wednesday blasted efforts by the state attorneys general and the Obama administration, calling them a “regulatory shakedown.” House Republicans sent Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner a letter asking

FORECLOSURE RATES Here is a list of states with the highest foreclosure rates in February. The ratio shows, for example, that one out of every 119 households in Nevada received a foreclosure notice during this period. Rate rank State Ratio of foreclosures to households in state Total properties with filings 1 Nevada 1:119 9,553 2 Arizona 1:178 15,485 3 California 1:239 56,229 4 Utah 1:273 3,488 5 Idaho 1:298 2,172 6 Georgia 1:317 12,807 7 Michigan 1:324 14,003 8 Florida 1:472 18,760 9 Colorado 1:515 4,207 10 Hawaii 1:541 953 11 Illinois 1:552 9,592 12 Wisconsin 1:578 4,478 13 Ohio 1:592 8,598 14 Washington 1:642 4,385 15 Oregon 1:676 2,427 16 Rhode Island 1:741 610 17 South Carolina 1:747 2,791 18 Arkansas 1:755 1,737 19 Delaware 1:782 507 20 Missouri 1:804 3,337 Pennsylvania’s rate was 1 in every 1,774, ranking it 37th

him to explain the government’s legal justification for trying to impose sweeping changes on the way banks process problem loans, the Associated Press reported. A total of 225,101 properties received a foreclosure filing last month, according to RealtyTrac, meaning 1 in every 577 homes was caught in some stage of the process. Big banks took back 64,643 properties, a 17 percent decline from January and an 18 percent drop from February 2010.

Work environment drives many women out of engineering By RICK BARRETT Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MILWAUKEE — Women who left engineering jobs after getting the necessary college degree were more likely to quit the field because of an uncomfortable

work environment than because of family reasons, according to a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee survey. Nearly half of the women surveyed said they left the engineering field because of nega-

tive working conditions, too much travel, lack of advancement or low salary. One in four left engineering to spend more time with their family. More than 3,700 women, with degrees from 230 uni-

versities, responded to the survey supported by a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant. About half of the respondents listed more than one reason for leaving the engineering field.












MarketPulse How the makeup of the S&P 500 has changed

FILLING UP ON FINANCIALS If you own an S&P 500 index mutual fund, you hold a lot more in financial stocks than you did two years ago. Government bailouts and record-low interest rates helped the financial stocks in the S&P 500 surge 169 percent from the bottom of the bear market, set on March 9, 2009, through Tuesday. Because American Express, Bank of America and other financial stocks rose even faster than the overall index, they now make up a bigger piece of it. About 16 percent of the S&P 500 is made up of financial stocks, according to S&P senior index analyst Howard Silverblatt. That’s up from 9 percent at the 2009 bottom. Financial stocks, though, still haven’t returned to their 2007 peak, when they made up 20 percent of the index.


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BELOW THE BAR Investors buy actively managed mutual funds because they want to beat the market. Last year, most would have done better to stick with an index fund. The majority of mutual funds failed to keep up with the stock index they’re compared against, according to S&P Indices. Among large-cap funds, 66 percent did worse than the S&P 500 index. For mid-cap funds, the numbers were even worse, with 74 percent failing to match the S&P MidCap 400 index. The reason may be that many mutual fund managers were focused more on bigger, safer stocks, says Credit Suisse. Such stocks have been slower to climb during the bull market.

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ANOTHER CONFLICT A rebellion is escalating in a major commodity producer, sending prices for that commodity soaring. It’s not just Libya and crude oil playing out this script. It’s also the Ivory Coast and cocoa. The Ivory Coast in west Africa is the world’s largest cocoa producer, and its president is refusing to cede power to the winner of democratic elections. Violence in the country pushed cocoa futures to a 32-year high last week. Hershey (HSY) and other food companies try to lock in prices for some of their needed cocoa in advance, so the recent surge won’t immediately hurt profits. But if prices stay this high for long, it could.

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Investing three years into the rally hil Dow, director of stock P strategy at RBC Wealth

Management, says it’s not too late for investors to get in on the bull market. But to be successful, stock buyers need to think like long-term owners, he says. We’re in the third year of a bull market. How much longer can it last? My guess is that we’re in year three of possibly a five or six-year extension of the market. So, at this point in the rally, what should you be buying? The strongest case can be made for largecapitalization stocks, like the S&P 500. If you look at those companies, they’ve been surprising on the earnings side for two years now. This most recent Dow quarter was better than expected (for earnings). But the big surprise and nuance this quarter was better-thanexpected revenues. They were expecting something like 6 percent revenue growth and they got something like 8.4 percent. And (profit) margins are expected to go up next year. So what you take away from that is, despite the scary news on inflation and oil and other things, there is a global recovery going on. U.S. companies are doing pretty well, and my guess is that earnings estimates still are probably conservative for the coming year.

Sudden stop for Indian stocks

Indian stocks are some of the worst in the world so far this year. The MSCI India index lost 12 percent in 2011 through Monday. That’s more than the 9 percent drop for MSCI’s index of stocks from Bahrain, where anti-government protests have gone on for weeks. It’s also a steep fall from earlier in the bull market, when Indian stocks were among the world’s hottest. The MSCI India index doubled in 2009 and then rose another 19 percent in the first 10 months of 2010. Some financial analysts expect Indian stocks to fall further. The MSCI India index recently traded at 18 times the 2010 earnings of its companies. That’s more expensive than other stocks from developing nations in

So find the companies that look “better than bonds” with high dividend yields? Right. There was a study done at Dartmouth by Professor Kenneth French that looked for the sweet spot in the S&P 500 over the last 80 years. What he found is that companies that had the ability to grow the dividend dramatically – not high yield – but grow the dividend at high rates, those are the companies that did best. … I really think that, over the next five years, with a big-capitalization dividend growth strategy, you can get something like a 7 percent type of return, possibly better, after inflation. That’s a solid return. What would you tell investors who think it’s too late? You need to reconsider: If you did miss out, was it because you sold everything, and did you sell at the bottom? And you need to re-educate yourself that getting out of the market is a dangerous thing to do. I’m not saying you should keep all of your money in the market at all times. But wholesale selling everything is not the thing to do. If you’re going to create wealth, you need to think like an owner. What do you mean by that? Most of us don’t have the wherewithal to buy a whole company, but you can treat that 100 shares of the company as if you owned it. Think like an owner, rather than a renter. I think, for a number of reasons, people think that activity is good in an account – that the more activity the better. But it’s really unrealistic to expect to own a stock just during the period it’s going up and then be smart enough to sell it when it’s going down.

Asia. They overall trade at 14 times their 2010 earnings. To be sure, analysts say Indian stocks still look like a good long-term investment. India has the world’s second-largest population, with more than 1.23 billion people, and its economy grew 9.7 percent last year, according to the International Monetary Fund. That means its population and economic growth are both nearly four times bigger than the U.S. India could overtake both the U.S. and China to become the world’s largest economy by 2050, says Citi Investment Research. Citi’s emerging market strategists suggests keeping about 8 percent of an emerging markets portfolio in Indian stocks.








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Stocks with great expectations $18.9 million in 2009. But Monster “is at the start of several years of strong growth,” Credit Suisse analysts wrote in a recent report. Its revenue is growing around the world, up 20 percent last quarter. The company expects revenue to grow up to 25 percent in 2011. This screen has the stocks in the S&P 500 expected to have the biggest gains over the next year. Many have faltered over the last year, including Cisco Systems. It ended Wednesday at $18.12, but analysts say it can reach $23.75 over the next year. That would be a 31.1 percent rise.

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Monster Worldwide’s stock has tanked so far in 2011, dropping 35.5 percent to $15.24 by Wednesday. But Credit Suisse analysts say it can more than double over the next 12 months, and other financial analysts also expect big gains. On average, they say Monster can climb to $22.50 over the next year, according to FactSet. That would be a rise of 47.6 percent. Monster’s stock has struggled on worries the weak job market won’t end soon and that rival online job websites are grabbing more of the available listings. It lost $32.4 million in 2010, after reporting net income of

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struggled through high-profile corruption scandals involving how the country handled the Commonwealth Games and the sale of telecom licenses. Earlier this month, the country’s top anti-corruption official resigned. • Outgoing money. Foreign investors yanked more than $2 billion out of the Indian stock market during the first two months of 2011.

• Inflation concerns. Prices for corn, wheat and oil have been surging, and that hits Indian budgets particularly hard. Food and beverages make up 36 percent of India’s consumer price index for urban workers. In the U.S., just 15 percent of the CPI goes to food and beverages. • Scandals. The Indian government has




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Money market mutual funds

2011 stock market performance


What would you tell investors who are worried that the market is risky after rallying for two years? I think for risk-adjusted people, if you’re really looking for a great place to go, and you don’t like bond rates but you like the stability that bonds give you, as an alternative, I would encourage people to look at large-caps that pay a dividend.

Mortgage rates hold steady M



Monster Worldwide Newmont Mining Akamai Tech. Cliffs Natural International Paper Ford Motor Freeport-McMoRan Southwest Airlines R.R. Donnelley & Sons GameStop Cisco Systems Microsoft


Data through March 8



$15.24 $22.50 52.58 72.64 36.57 50.12 91.56 125.38 26.44 36.13 14.29 19.47 48.45 65.63 12.31 16.46 18.83 25.00 19.76 26.15 18.12 23.75 25.89 33.53



47.6% -3.1% 38.2 2.8 37.0 20.3 36.9 54.7 36.6 5.4 36.2 11.6 35.5 21.5 33.7 -2.9 32.8 -8.2 32.4 9.4 31.1 -30.7 29.5 -10.1

*Based on past 12 months’ results

n/a 12 41 12 18 9 11 20 18 8 14 11

q q q q

Dow industrials




-2.5% WEEKLY


S&P 500




Russell 2000



q p q p q p q p


MO +4.0%

YTD -3.3%

MO +2.4%

YTD -1.9%

MO +3.7%



MO +2.5%



SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011

Mutual Fund Categories PERCENT RETURN 1YR 3YR*



Conservative Allocation (CA) Moderate Allocation (MA) Health (SH) Natural Resources (SN) Real Estate (SR) Technology (ST)

1.94 2.44 4.70 1.91 4.35 3.16

9.70 11.44 6.82 19.22 24.66 21.05

4.02 3.05 6.47 -1.09 2.11 9.28

3.87 3.42 3.06 8.45 0.72 5.62

BALANCED Target-Date 2000-2010 (TA) Target-Date 2011-2015 (TD) Target-Date 2016-2020 (TE)

1.81 2.19 2.00

10.11 11.50 11.78

2.76 2.00 2.08

3.75 3.30 3.09

INTERNATIONAL Divers. Emerging Mkt. (EM) Europe Stock (ES) Foreign Small/Mid Val (FA) Foreign Large Blend (FB) Foreign Large Growth (FG) Foreign Small/Mid Gr. (FR) Foreign Large Value (FV) World Allocation (IH) World Stock (WS)

-4.15 2.79 0.43 1.12 0.08 -0.71 2.67 1.24 1.83

13.42 13.72 18.99 11.64 13.72 20.39 10.71 11.41 13.54

-0.65 -4.08 0.94 -3.33 -2.24 0.38 -3.36 1.46 -0.08

8.33 2.45 3.93 1.76 2.91 3.87 1.46 4.41 2.71

YTD 5-YR FUND %RTN %RTN AMF ARM b +.2 -1.0 Acadian EmgMkts d -3.4 +8.8 AdvisorOne AmerigoN +2.2 +3.3 Alger Group CapApInsI +4.2 +8.3 CapApprA m +4.1 +8.2 MdCpGInsI +5.2 +2.4 SmCpGrthO +4.5 +5.8 SmCpInstI +4.5 +5.2 Allegiant UltShtBdI +.2 +3.5 Alliance Bernstein BalShrA m +4.1 +2.4 BalShrB m +3.9 +1.7 BalWlthStrA m +2.8 +3.4 BalWlthStrC m +2.6 +2.6 CoreOppA m +6.3 +2.6 GlTmtcGA m +.2 +5.3 GlblBondA m +.4 +7.2 GlblBondC m +.3 +6.4 GrowA m +4.9 +.5 GrowIncA m +5.5 +.5 HighIncA m +2.6 +10.8 HighIncC m +2.5 +9.9 IntGrA m -2.0 +1.4 IntlValA m +3.4 -2.8 IntlValAdv +3.4 -2.5 LgCapGrA m +7.1 +5.3 MuInCAA m +.5 +3.3 MuInNYA m +.8 +3.6 MuInNatlA m +.6 +3.3 SMCpGrA m +9.6 +4.2 SmMidValA m +4.1 +6.5 TxMgdWlApStAd +3.3 +.1 WlthApprStr +3.6 +1.2 WlthApprStrA m +3.5 +.9 Allianz NFJDivVlA m +4.1 +.9 NFJDivVlC m +4.0 +.1 NFJEqIncD b +4.2 +.9 NFJIntVlA m +1.8 +6.2 NFJSmCVlA m +4.0 +7.2 NFJSmCVlC m +3.9 +6.4 RCMGlTchA m +6.1 +8.1 Alpine DynDiv d +1.1 -1.8 InRelEstY d -3.0 -2.4 UlShTxAdv d +.2 +3.2 Amana Growth m +1.6 +6.4 Income m +2.3 +7.2 American Beacon BalAMR +2.8 +3.8 IntlEqAMR d +4.1 +2.6 IntlEqInv +4.0 +2.0 LgCpVlAMR +4.1 +2.1 LgCpVlInv +4.0 +1.5 SmCapAMR +4.5 +4.7 SmCpVlInv +4.4 +4.1 American Cent BalInv +2.5 +3.8 CAInTFBdIv +1.0 +3.7 DivBdInv +.6 +6.4 EmgMktInv d -4.5 +7.5 EqGrowInv +3.7 +1.5 EqIncA m +2.5 +3.9 EqIncInv +2.5 +4.1 Gift +2.8 +8.1 GinMaeInv +.6 +6.1 GlGold d -4.7 +14.9 GovBdInv +.3 +6.1 GrowthAdv m +3.4 +5.0 GrowthInv +3.5 +5.3 HeritA m +2.6 +9.7 HeritInv +2.7 +9.9 InTTxFBInv +.5 +4.0 IncGrInv +3.5 +.9 IncGroA m +3.5 +.6 InfAdjAdv m +1.9 +5.6 InfAdjI +1.9 +5.8 IntlBd +1.8 +6.0 IntlDisIv d -1.6 +3.1 IntlGrInv d +.7 +3.1 LgCoVlInv +4.2 +.1 MdCpValIv +3.1 +6.5 NTEqGrIns +3.6 NA NTGrthIns +3.5 NA NTLgCmVlI +4.0 NA OneChAgg +2.1 +4.5 OneChCon +2.0 +4.8 OneChMod +2.1 +4.6 RealEstIv +5.0 -.2 SelectInv +4.2 +3.1 ShTmGovIv +.2 +4.0 SmCpValAdv m +1.4 +6.0 SmCpValIv +1.4 +6.3 StrAlAgIv +2.0 +4.6 StrAlMd +2.0 +4.7 StrAlMd m +2.0 +4.4 UltraInv +3.1 +2.5 ValueInv +3.7 +2.4 VistaInv +2.3 +3.0 American Funds AMCAPA m +3.5 +3.2 AMCAPB m +3.3 +2.4 BalA m +3.1 +4.1 BalB m +2.9 +3.3 BondA m +.8 +3.6 BondAmerB m +.6 +2.8 CapIncBuA m +1.3 +3.9 CapIncBuB m +1.2 +3.1 CapWldBdA m +1.2 +6.7 CpWldGrIA m +1.4 +4.3 CpWldGrIB m +1.2 +3.5 EurPacGrA m +.8 +4.9 EurPacGrB m +.6 +4.2 FnInvA m +3.8 +4.3 FnInvB m +3.7 +3.5 GrthAmA m +2.9 +2.8 GrthAmB m +2.7 +2.0 HiIncA m +3.4 +7.3 HiIncB m +3.3 +6.5 HiIncMuA m -.2 +1.7 IncAmerA m +3.4 +4.3 IncAmerB m +3.2 +3.4 IntBdAmA m +.5 +3.8 IntlGrInA m +1.8 NA InvCoAmA m +2.7 +2.4 InvCoAmB m +2.6 +1.6 LtdTmTxEA m +.5 +3.7 MutualA m +3.1 +3.4 NewEconA m +2.5 +4.2 NewPerspA m +1.7 +5.8 NewPerspB m +1.6 +5.0 NwWrldA m -2.4 +8.9 NwWrldB m -2.6 +8.1 STBdFdofAmA m +.2 NA SmCpWldA m -.9 +5.3 SmCpWldB m -1.0 +4.5 TDR2010A m +1.9 NA TDR2015A m +1.9 NA TDR2020A m +2.0 NA TDR2025A m +2.1 NA TDR2030A m +2.0 NA TaxEBdAmA m +.4 +3.1 TaxECAA m +.1 +2.7 USGovSecA m +.1 +5.2 WAMutInvA m +3.9 +2.1 WAMutInvB m +3.8 +1.4 Aquila HITaxFA m +.9 +3.5 Arbitrage ArbtrageR m +1.0 +4.4 Ariel Apprec b +6.3 +5.7 Ariel b +6.8 +3.2 Artio Global GlobHiYldA b +3.7 +9.1 IntlEqA b -1.7 +1.1 IntlEqIIA b -2.1 +1.8 Artisan IntSmCpIv d -1.3 +5.8 Intl d +1.2 +2.6 IntlVal d +1.1 +6.5 MdCpVal +6.2 +6.9 MidCap +2.4 +7.6 SmCapVal +4.2 +7.1 Assetmark CrePlFxIn b +.6 +5.1 Aston Funds MidCapN b +4.0 +9.6 MtgClGrN b +2.9 +4.7 BBH BrdMktFxI d +.4 +4.4 IntlEqN d +2.2 +3.0 TaxEffEq d +3.2 +6.8 BNY Mellon BalFd +2.0 +4.8 BondFd +.8 +6.1 EmgMkts -3.5 +9.4





20.51 14.99 19.51


14.03 10.72 13.63


22.44 15.69 15.70 34.86 30.27

-.47 -.32 -.56 -.85 -.74

16.35 11.44 10.83 24.61 21.29

21.58 15.09 14.94 33.48 29.08

10.07 10.01 10.02 +.01 15.54 14.56 12.42 12.37 12.48 80.44 8.58 8.61 39.79 3.54 9.27 9.37 16.17 14.78 15.06 27.62 11.09 10.12 10.12 6.81 19.02 13.05 12.88 12.87

12.87 12.08 10.22 10.19 9.10 58.26 8.10 8.13 29.24 2.69 8.32 8.41 12.08 11.10 11.32 19.67 10.14 9.39 9.33 4.25 13.41 9.94 9.65 9.63

15.39 -.10 14.41 -.10 12.21 -.17 12.15 -.17 12.24 -.19 77.35 -2.51 8.35 +.02 8.38 +.03 38.38 -.92 3.48 -.04 9.17 -.03 9.27 -.03 15.07 -.47 14.12 -.50 14.39 -.51 26.54 -.61 10.38 -.03 9.61 ... 9.54 -.01 6.63 -.09 18.39 -.24 12.62 -.28 12.48 -.28 12.47 -.28

12.04 12.07 12.07 21.63 30.53 29.26 53.16

9.37 9.41 9.39 16.72 23.14 22.14 34.95

11.82 -.14 11.85 -.14 11.85 -.14 21.10 -.50 29.69 -.68 28.45 -.65 50.16 -1.84

5.19 3.90 4.78 26.98 18.53 25.17 10.06 10.03 10.04

-.09 -.37 ...

25.96 20.05 25.11 33.16 26.30 32.50

-.63 -.51

13.01 17.86 17.71 20.70 19.89 21.46 21.01

11.17 13.44 13.18 15.91 15.29 15.09 14.82

12.79 17.13 16.98 20.06 19.27 20.71 20.27

-.06 -.53 -.52 -.19 -.18 -.43 -.42

16.04 11.56 11.16 9.14 22.28 7.49 7.49 30.35 11.10 26.85 11.50 27.39 27.81 22.09 22.70 11.39 25.60 25.57 12.40 12.45 15.24 11.04 11.58 5.87 13.23 10.23 12.78 8.97 12.62 11.31 12.02 19.82 40.88 9.89 9.44 9.48 7.96 6.77 6.76 24.26 6.06 18.09

13.65 10.73 10.57 6.53 17.04 6.21 6.21 21.19 10.69 16.91 10.94 20.11 20.43 14.84 15.23 10.63 19.69 19.67 11.41 11.45 13.03 7.62 8.39 4.56 10.43 7.84 9.40 6.96 10.06 9.99 10.03 14.57 29.72 9.69 6.99 7.02 6.30 5.63 5.62 17.78 4.77 12.38

15.83 10.95 10.75 8.58 21.68 7.39 7.39 28.89 10.88 24.85 11.12 26.33 26.74 20.95 21.54 10.81 24.85 24.82 11.99 12.02 14.05 10.54 11.05 5.75 12.97 9.95 12.29 8.78 12.31 11.23 11.83 19.27 39.37 9.76 9.11 9.14 7.73 6.66 6.65 23.35 5.93 17.10

-.11 ... +.03 -.21 -.29 -.05 -.05 -.69 ... -1.34 +.03 -.59 -.59 -.56 -.57 -.01 -.30 -.30 +.07 +.06 ... -.48 -.38 -.03 -.09 -.13 -.27 -.05 -.20 -.06 -.13 +.04 -.89 +.01 -.18 -.18 -.13 -.07 -.07 -.60 -.04 -.51

20.05 19.16 18.78 18.70 12.56 12.56 51.24 51.23 21.53 37.22 36.99 43.00 42.60 39.25 39.11 32.33 31.35 11.57 11.57 14.26 17.26 17.12 13.74 32.53 29.80 29.65 16.04 26.59 26.93 30.08 29.65 56.42 55.22 10.18 39.70 37.70 9.49 9.50 9.38 9.54 9.79 12.54 16.63 14.79 28.77 28.55

15.28 14.67 15.49 15.44 11.90 11.90 43.95 43.91 19.51 29.35 29.16 33.17 32.78 29.89 29.81 25.00 24.17 10.55 10.55 13.10 14.61 14.51 13.16 25.76 23.39 23.30 15.29 21.52 20.50 23.12 22.72 43.32 42.55 10.02 30.53 28.95 8.44 8.33 8.08 7.89 7.94 11.53 15.19 13.66 22.58 22.43

19.49 18.61 18.38 18.33 12.21 12.21 50.57 50.52 20.67 36.23 35.98 41.69 41.30 37.98 37.90 31.31 30.35 11.52 11.52 13.32 17.11 16.96 13.44 31.77 28.80 28.70 15.46 26.10 25.96 29.12 28.69 53.26 52.38 10.07 38.51 36.55 9.28 9.32 9.25 9.35 9.57 11.77 15.47 13.88 28.28 28.06

-.27 -.26 -.17 -.17 +.04 +.04 -.42 -.44 +.05 -.60 -.61 -1.14 -1.14 -.79 -.79 -.68 -.66 -.03 -.03 -.01 -.10 -.10 +.04 -.66 -.39 -.39 +.01 -.19 -.48 -.69 -.69 -.84 -.84 +.01 -.76 -.72 -.04 -.07 -.09 -.12 -.14 -.01 -.01 +.06 -.26 -.26

11.60 11.04 11.22


13.02 12.27 12.72


46.42 32.10 45.07 53.20 35.47 51.87

-.49 -.26

11.15 10.27 10.92 -.05 30.27 23.84 28.91 -1.09 12.79 10.01 12.13 -.47 20.15 22.64 28.41 21.83 36.20 18.13

14.85 17.10 21.18 16.84 24.84 13.37



19.64 21.96 27.41 21.33 34.45 17.56

-.05 -.51 -.73 -.35 -.99 -.34

9.44 +.03

34.58 24.75 33.23 25.69 20.23 24.83

-.64 -.46

10.47 10.27 10.43 +.01 13.80 10.78 13.35 -.33 15.07 12.05 14.79 -.16 11.43 9.59 11.24 -.11 13.47 12.88 13.13 +.05 12.00 8.85 11.42 -.26


YTD 5-YR FUND %RTN %RTN IntlM +3.3 +.5 IntmBdM +.7 +5.7 LgCpStkM +4.1 +2.4 MidCpStM +4.2 +4.9 NtlIntM +.9 +4.2 NtlShTM +.4 +3.1 PAIntMu +.6 +3.6 SmCpStkM +2.5 +1.1 Baird AggrInst +1.2 +5.7 CrPlBInst +1.6 +7.4 IntBdInst +1.2 +6.1 IntMunIns +1.1 +4.9 ShTmBdIns +.7 +4.3 Barclays Global Inv LP2020R m +1.8 +3.1 Baron Asset b +4.4 +3.6 Growth b +5.1 +4.2 Partners b +3.8 +3.3 SmCap b +5.9 +4.5 Bernstein CAMuni +.6 +3.8 DiversMui +.7 +4.0 EmgMkts -3.5 +7.7 IntDur +1.1 +6.4 IntlPort +1.1 -2.6 NYMuni +.6 +3.9 ShDurDivr +.3 +2.7 ShDurPlu +.3 +2.8 TxMIntl +1.1 -2.8 Berwyn Income d +1.1 +8.3 BlackRock BalCapA m +4.1 +2.9 BasicValA m +5.6 +3.1 BasicValC m +5.5 +2.3 Engy&ResA m +4.0 +8.1 EqDivA m +4.0 +4.8 EqDivR b +3.9 +4.5 EquitDivC m +3.8 +4.0 GlbDynEqA m +1.8 +5.7 GlobAlcA m +1.6 +7.1 GlobAlcB m +1.5 +6.2 GlobAlcC m +1.5 +6.3 GlobAlcR m +1.6 +6.7 GovtInIvA m +.1 +4.5 HiIncA m +3.7 +7.8 HiYldInvA m +3.4 +8.4 HthScOpA m +5.4 +7.3 InflPrBndA m +1.8 +6.3 InflPrBndC m +1.7 +5.5 IntlOppA m +.7 +5.0 LCCrInvA m +6.2 +.2 LCCrInvC m +6.0 -.6 LatinAmA m -7.2 +15.5 LgCapValA m +5.3 -.1 LowDurSvc b +.8 +3.5 MidCpValEqA m +4.4 +4.5 NatMuniA m -.1 +3.1 NatResD m +5.5 +8.8 S&P500A b +4.0 +2.0 TotRtrnA m +.5 NA USOppInvC m +2.9 +7.1 USOppsIvA m +3.1 +7.9 ValOpptyA m +5.2 +1.2 Brandywine BlueFd +.9 -.9 Brandywin +4.3 -.5 Bridgeway UltSmCoMk d +1.7 -1.0 Brown Cap Mgmt SmCo Is d +3.6 +10.9 Buffalo MidCap d -.4 +4.7 SmallCap d +1.4 +4.0 CG Capital Markets CrFixIn +.9 +6.9 EmgMktEq -3.8 +8.7 IntlEqInv +1.4 +2.0 LgCapGro +3.3 +3.8 LgCapVal +4.8 +.8 CGM Focus -5.8 +4.0 Mutual -3.7 +5.9 Realty +3.1 +8.4 Calamos ConvC m +2.8 +5.1 ConvertA m +3.0 +5.9 GlbGrIncA m +1.7 +5.2 GrIncA m +2.8 +5.0 GrIncC m +2.7 +4.2 GrowA m +2.3 +2.8 GrowB m +2.1 +2.0 GrowC m +2.1 +2.0 MktNuInA m +1.1 +3.2 Calvert BalancedA m +2.3 +2.0 BondA m +.8 +4.7 EquityA m +4.6 +4.6 Income m +1.3 +4.0 ShrtDurIn m +.9 +5.1 Cambiar OppInv +5.6 +3.2 Champlain Investment ChSmlComp b +3.6 +7.8 Clipper Clipper +4.4 -1.0 Cohen & Steers Realty +4.9 +2.7 Colorado BondShares COBdShrs f -.1 +4.2 Columbia AcornA m +1.2 +4.6 AcornC m +1.0 +3.8 AcornIntA m -1.1 +7.0 AcornIntZ -1.0 +7.4 AcornSelA m -1.6 +4.9 AcornSelZ -1.5 +5.2 AcornUSAZ +2.3 +3.2 AcornZ +1.2 +5.0 BondZ +.9 +5.8 ComInfoA m +2.5 +9.0 ComInfoC m +2.3 +8.2 ConHiYldZ +3.3 +6.3 CoreBdZ +.9 +5.4 DivBondA m +1.1 +5.4 DivBondI +1.2 +5.8 DivIncA m +3.2 +4.2 DivIncZ +3.2 +4.5 DivOppA m +3.9 +4.6 DivrEqInA m +2.7 +2.0 EmMktOppA m -5.3 +8.9 EnrNatRsZ +5.0 +8.3 EqValueA m +3.0 +2.0 FedSecA m +.4 +4.8 FlRateA m +2.0 +3.8 GlblTechA m +.8 +7.5 HYMuniZ -.6 +1.3 HiYldBdA m +3.3 +8.0 HighIncZ +2.6 +6.6 IncOppA m +3.2 +7.7 IncomeZ +1.7 +6.3 IntlOpZ -.9 +1.7 IntlVaZ +5.1 +1.9 IntmBdZ +1.3 +6.1 ItmMunBdZ +.9 +3.8 LarCaCorZ +1.4 +2.6 LgCpGrowZ +3.7 +3.9 LgCrQuantA m +4.6 +1.1 LtdDurCrdA m +1.4 +5.0 MAIntlEqZ +.7 +.7 MAdvIntValA m +2.5 -1.6 Mar21CA m +3.1 +2.8 Mar21CC m +2.9 +2.0 Mar21CZ +3.2 +3.0 MarFocEqA m +1.7 +2.7 MarFocEqZ +1.7 +3.0 MarGrIA m +2.8 +2.0 MarGrIZ +2.9 +2.3 MdCapGthZ +4.9 +6.8 MdCapIdxZ +5.2 +5.9 MdCpValOppA m +2.8 +3.9 MdCpValOppR4 +2.9 +4.1 MdCpValZ +4.3 +3.6 MdCpVlA m +4.2 +3.3 MidGrOppA m +2.6 +5.5 ORIntmMuniBdZ +1.0 +3.7 PBAggA m +2.4 +3.3 PBModA m +2.2 +4.9 PBModAggA m +2.2 +4.1 PBModConA m +1.9 +5.0 PBTtlEqA m +2.6 +2.4 SIIncZ +.6 +4.6 SelSmCapZ +.4 +3.4 ShTmMuZ +.2 +3.3 SmCaVaIIA m +5.3 +3.9 SmCaVaIIZ +5.4 +4.2 SmCapCrZ +3.1 +5.2 SmCapIdxZ +2.7 +3.7 SmCapValA m +4.2 +5.0 SmCpGthIZ +4.8 +6.9 SmCpValIA m +1.3 +4.3



VALUE LV 5.3 16.5 -1.8 0.6


5.0 17.4 6.5 3.6 3.4 18.2 10.1 5.3


BLEND LB 4.0 13.8 2.1 3.5


5.5 25.3 7.3 4.9 4.4 22.8 9.2 4.7





GROWTH LG 2.4 13.6 3.3 2.9



5.5 26.0 5.8 5.1


4.3 26.7 9.5 4.3






Fund Focus FundFocus Under manager Bill Bower, this $35 billion fund ranks in the top 13 percent among its peers over the last 10 years. But it has delivered middling returns since 2006. Fidelity DivrIntl d


BOND FUNDS Interm-Term Bond (CI) Interm. Government (GI) High Yield Muni (HM) High Yield Bond (HY) Muni National Interm (MI) Muni National Long (ML) Muni Short (MS)

1.07 0.45 -0.78 3.29 0.77 0.20 0.35

6.51 4.31 0.18 14.37 1.17 0.03 0.93

6.02 4.99 0.93 9.75 3.70 3.00 2.56

5.47 5.22 0.60 6.95 3.52 2.50 2.94

WK NAV CHG 11.13 -.34 12.94 +.05 9.01 -.10 12.77 -.33 12.99 -.01 12.87 +.01 12.33 -.01 12.01 -.43

10.91 10.88 11.31 11.79 9.81

10.58 10.60 10.94 11.39 9.71

10.30 10.29 10.67 11.21 9.61

+.04 +.04 +.04 +.01 +.02

15.61 13.29 15.42


59.41 54.92 22.03 25.84

44.23 40.23 15.39 18.53

57.71 53.85 21.35 25.18

-.85 -.82 -.21 -.54

14.96 14.84 33.99 14.27 16.40 14.61 12.72 11.96 16.51

14.09 14.14 25.01 13.39 12.58 13.94 12.53 11.75 12.66

14.21 ... 14.27 ... 32.15 -.82 13.77 +.04 15.79 -.53 14.06 +.01 12.57 -.01 11.91 ... 15.91 -.53

13.66 12.76 13.41 22.50 27.74 26.03 43.39 18.57 18.65 18.19 13.10 20.11 19.62 18.77 19.47 11.23 4.93 7.88 30.37 11.60 11.58 35.06 11.84 10.96 77.62 15.84 9.75 12.27 10.47 70.90 16.43 11.47 38.36 42.09 20.80

18.95 20.96 19.64 26.49 14.48 14.55 14.19 10.22 16.99 16.56 15.85 16.45 10.25 4.41 7.10 25.80 10.54 10.53 26.06 8.95 8.28 52.98 11.95 9.54 9.18 9.48 47.67 12.57 10.64 27.63 30.23 14.24


22.20 27.02 25.34 40.89 18.22 18.30 17.84 12.72 19.74 19.26 18.42 19.11 10.77 4.90 7.82 29.86 10.94 10.93 33.72 11.56 10.70 69.56 15.39 9.68 11.94 9.76 67.76 15.97 11.10 36.84 40.44 20.08

-.24 -.15 -.14 -2.50 -.21 -.21 -.21 -.33 -.34 -.32 -.31 -.32 +.05 -.03 -.04 -.51 +.05 +.05 -1.20 -.22 -.20 -2.42 -.22 +.01 -.17 -.01 -3.10 -.20 +.02 -.77 -.83 -.61

27.34 19.61 25.88 28.98 19.53 27.71

-.80 -.97

15.71 11.20 15.02


45.75 32.88 45.29


17.85 13.25 16.84 28.20 20.78 26.57

-.41 -.82



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TOP 5 HOLDINGS Nestle SA BP Plc ADR Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR B BHP Billiton Limited ADR Novo-Nordisk A S

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44.82 12.06 11.48 43.11

35.00 11.02 10.96 33.17

43.32 -.88 11.27 -.01 11.31 +.02 41.76 -.75

24.44 4.68 9.47 9.46 15.05 15.08 14.98 14.96 14.99 12.97 13.03 13.34 14.37 30.95 30.97 30.92 23.99 24.00 23.47 23.45 8.55 20.94 20.96 20.95 15.78 15.48 12.12

20.48 4.37 7.87 7.86 10.88 10.91 10.84 10.83 10.85 9.82 9.87 10.10 10.14 22.83 22.84 22.81 17.75 17.76 17.38 17.37 6.04 17.16 17.17 17.17 14.82 11.52 9.63

23.48 -.52 4.37 ... 9.17 +.02 9.16 +.02 14.43 -.31 14.47 -.30 14.37 -.31 14.36 -.30 14.38 -.31 12.49 -.39 12.56 -.38 12.86 -.39 13.95 -.37 29.83 -.84 29.84 -.85 29.80 -.84 23.27 -.58 23.28 -.58 22.66 -.58 22.64 -.59 8.21 -.29 20.56 -.29 20.57 -.29 20.57 -.28 15.44 +.13 14.98 -.41 11.85 -.13

52.03 21.59 36.71 33.00 35.65 6.61 6.57 6.05 16.71

38.79 16.60 24.62 24.66 25.80 5.86 5.83 5.34 12.68

50.67 -.76 21.10 -.21 32.75 -1.69 31.66 -.98 34.66 -.65 6.53 -.02 6.48 -.03 5.86 -.03 16.25 -.27

15.64 12.35 15.23


26.60 24.00 26.41


10.50 22.30 10.07 10.98 15.90 22.47 24.43 11.32 7.44 12.63 38.46 10.50 42.10 10.94

9.32 17.33 9.47 9.23 14.78 17.40 18.37 9.09 6.80 9.68 27.65 10.21 30.34 8.19

10.38 -.11 21.55 -.40 9.83 +.03 10.79 -.15 14.99 +.04 21.81 -.17 23.57 -.39 11.05 -.21 7.40 -.03 12.28 -.08 37.25 -.50 10.26 +.01 40.77 -.81 10.51 -.31

24.65 22.58 24.33


12.58 12.55 12.91 20.20 14.05 13.49 14.48 15.66 15.32

9.50 10.93 10.51 14.50 10.65 13.17 13.51 10.87 11.41

12.15 -.25 12.37 -.11 12.59 -.19 19.31 -.44 13.55 -.41 13.29 +.01 13.78 +.04 15.14 -.37 14.92 -.14

12.45 39.35 39.17 38.93 11.33 62.94 12.65 63.37 62.76 13.79 21.32

11.57 29.37 29.22 29.06 10.46 46.33 9.49 46.64 46.17 9.86 15.62

12.24 37.67 37.49 37.25 11.21 61.10 12.25 61.52 60.92 13.11 20.66

+.04 -.80 -.80 -.80 -.04 -1.55 -.37 -1.56 -1.55 -.33 -.30

52.18 39.03 48.64 -1.18


THE TIMES LEADER YTD 5-YR 52-WEEK FUND %RTN %RTN HI LOW Hartford AdvHLSFIB b +3.3 +3.5 20.56 16.86 AdvHLSIA +3.4 +3.8 20.32 16.69 AdviserA m +3.3 +3.3 15.53 12.65 BalAlA m +2.5 +4.1 11.78 9.82 CapAppIIA m +3.9 +5.5 14.94 10.84 CapApr C m +.9 +2.0 32.29 24.42 CapAprA m +1.1 +2.7 36.42 27.43 CapAprB m +.9 +1.9 32.09 24.29 CapAprI +1.1 NA 36.44 27.39 ChksBalsA m +2.1 NA 9.93 8.27 CpApHLSIA +3.0 +4.6 45.11 33.13 CpApHLSIB b +2.9 +4.3 44.72 32.82 DivGrowA m +4.1 +4.3 20.31 15.66 DivGrowI +4.1 NA 20.25 15.61 DsEqHLSIA +4.6 +2.3 12.62 9.59 DvGrHLSIA +4.3 +4.7 20.88 16.18 DvGrHLSIB b +4.2 +4.4 20.82 16.13 EqIncA m +4.2 +4.4 13.58 10.54 FloatRtA m +1.9 +3.6 9.01 8.48 FloatRtC m +1.7 +2.8 9.00 8.47 FloatRtI +1.9 NA 9.01 8.49 GlbGrthIA +1.8 +.8 16.49 12.01 GrAlA m +2.8 +3.6 12.11 9.54 GrOpHLSIA +5.3 +4.0 28.12 20.00 GrOppA m +5.2 +3.6 29.09 20.77 GrOppL m +5.2 +3.8 29.89 21.32 HiYdHLSIA +3.8 +8.8 9.54 8.10 InOpHLSIA -.3 +6.0 12.91 9.62 IndHLSIA +4.1 +2.2 28.04 21.47 InflPlC m +1.7 +5.2 12.20 10.95 InflPlusA m +1.8 +6.0 12.32 11.08 MCVlHLSIA +3.3 +5.0 11.02 7.92 MdCpHLSIA +4.5 +6.1 28.06 20.62 MidCapA m +4.4 +5.4 23.72 17.48 MidCapC m +4.3 +4.7 20.76 15.36 Sm-CpGrHLSIA +4.9 +3.9 23.26 15.28 SmCoHLSIA +6.7 +4.4 19.45 13.32 StkHLSIA +4.7 +2.8 44.23 32.79 TRBdHLSIA +1.1 +4.9 11.54 10.80 TRBdHLSIA b +1.1 +4.7 11.46 10.74 TotRetBdA m +.9 +4.5 10.76 10.28 USHLSIA +.4 +3.1 11.17 10.36 ValHLSIA +3.9 +4.3 11.50 8.77 Heartland SelectVal m +4.9 +6.1 31.09 23.25 Value m +4.2 +3.6 47.39 33.76 ValuePlus m +2.2 +9.6 31.48 22.65 Henderson IntlOppA m +3.0 +4.5 22.47 17.57 IntlOppC m +2.9 +3.8 21.29 16.63 Homestead Value d +5.3 +2.3 33.01 25.45 Hotchkis & Wiley LgCapValA m +4.7 -2.6 17.55 13.12 Hussman StrTotRet d -.1 +7.5 12.86 11.95 StratGrth d -2.4 -1.2 13.53 11.84 ICON Energy +7.5 +9.1 22.63 14.53 ING CorpLeadB +7.6 +5.9 22.35 16.10 GNMAIncA m +.8 +5.9 8.99 8.67 GlREstA m +2.0 +1.6 17.04 13.21 IntlVal A m +3.9 +.9 12.56 9.85 RussiaA m +3.9 +10.3 44.45 28.36 TRPGrEqI +2.9 +3.8 58.73 42.62 INVESCO AmerValA m +5.9 +5.6 29.41 21.92 AsPacGrA m -2.1 +12.9 31.45 22.94 BasBalA m +3.5 +.4 11.65 9.52 BasicValA m +4.3 -2.1 22.59 17.35 CapDevA m +4.5 +2.4 17.92 12.71 CharterA m +4.5 +4.9 17.21 13.78 ComstockA m +4.4 +2.1 16.96 12.78 ComstockB m +4.4 +1.8 16.94 12.78 ComstockC m +4.2 +1.3 16.94 12.78 ConstellA m +2.4 -1.2 24.75 18.32 ConstellB m +2.2 -1.9 22.22 16.53 CorpBondA m +1.6 +6.1 6.95 6.50 CpGrA m +2.8 +6.2 14.64 10.63 DevMkt A m -3.0 +11.1 34.13 25.75 DivDivA m +4.0 +4.1 13.06 10.32 DivDivInv b +4.0 +4.2 13.06 10.32 DivGrowB m +4.2 +.3 13.79 10.82 DynInv b +4.0 +3.6 24.34 16.86 EnergyA m +7.7 +10.0 46.88 29.13 EnergyInv b +7.7 +10.0 46.72 29.02 EnterprsA m +2.7 +6.0 18.98 13.82 EqIncomeA m +4.0 +4.4 9.14 7.32 EqIncomeB m +3.8 +4.1 8.96 7.18 EqIncomeC m +3.8 +3.7 9.00 7.21 EqWSP500A m +4.7 +4.1 33.14 24.54 EuroGrA m +2.0 +3.9 32.02 24.00 FloatRtA m +1.9 +3.2 7.88 7.34 GlHlthCrA m +5.5 +2.1 28.52 23.28 GlHlthCrI m +5.5 +2.1 28.53 23.28 GlS&MGrA m +.9 +4.3 19.76 15.20 GlobEqA m +3.0 -.3 11.40 8.65 GlobFranA m +2.7 +6.3 22.45 17.92 GovtSecsA m +.1 +3.0 9.87 9.37 GrowIncA m +4.7 +3.0 20.81 15.61 HiYldA m +3.1 +8.3 4.33 3.96 HiYldMuA m -.7 +1.6 9.67 8.64 HiYldMuC m -.7 +.8 9.65 8.63 InsTaxFA m +.4 +1.0 16.79 15.24 IntlGrA m +.8 +4.6 28.51 21.92 LrgCapGrA m +2.6 +2.5 13.01 9.53 MidCapGrA m +3.4 +6.7 32.16 22.79 MidCpCrA m +4.1 +5.5 24.51 19.97 MuniIncA m +.1 +1.9 13.56 12.23 PacGrowB m -2.5 +4.7 22.75 17.66 RealEstA m +3.9 +1.9 23.03 17.40 SP500IdxA m +4.1 +2.1 14.49 11.04 SmCapEqA m +6.3 +5.2 13.44 9.20 SmCapGrA m +6.1 +5.7 31.45 21.79 SmCapValA m +2.8 +8.3 19.38 14.03 SmCpGrA m +5.8 +4.5 12.21 8.61 Summit b +2.6 +1.9 12.56 9.42 TaxESecY +.3 +3.0 11.21 10.05 TechInv b +3.8 +4.5 36.18 24.41 TxFrInmA3 m +.7 +4.3 11.59 10.92 USMortA m +.8 +4.2 13.22 12.75 USSmValY d +3.0 +8.8 29.03 20.24 Ivy AssetSTrB m +.6 +9.4 24.54 19.43 AssetStrA m +.8 +10.4 25.40 20.02 AssetStrC m +.7 +9.5 24.67 19.51 AssetStrY m +.8 +10.3 25.45 20.06 GlNatResA m +2.0 +6.2 23.35 15.21 GlNatResC m +1.9 +5.4 20.27 13.26 GlNatResI d +2.1 NA 23.82 15.47 GlbNatrlY m +2.0 +6.4 23.64 15.38 HiIncA m +3.3 +9.5 8.69 8.11 HiIncC m +3.2 +8.7 8.69 8.11 IntlValA m +1.4 +6.3 17.43 12.71 LgCpGrA m +2.1 +3.3 14.05 10.40 LtdTmBdA m +.4 +5.3 11.37 11.00 PacOppA m -3.9 +10.4 17.27 12.97 ScTechA m +6.8 +9.0 35.07 26.06 ScTechY m +6.8 +9.1 36.52 27.12 JPMorgan CoreBondA m +.8 +6.5 11.75 11.15 CoreBondC m +.7 +5.8 11.81 11.20 DiversMidCapGrA m+4.6 +5.0 23.31 16.11 EqIdxA m +4.1 +2.1 30.53 23.22 GovtBdA m +.5 +5.9 11.32 10.53 HighStatA m +.9 +1.4 15.87 14.95 HighYldA m +3.3 +8.7 8.39 7.61 InvBalA m +1.6 +4.9 12.61 10.95 InvConGrA m +1.2 +5.0 11.37 10.44 InvConGrC m +1.1 +4.4 11.33 10.41 InvGrInA m +1.8 +4.1 13.34 10.99 InvGrowA m +1.9 +3.3 14.22 11.14 MidCapVal m +3.5 +4.2 24.47 18.63 SmCapEqA m +3.6 +7.4 36.01 27.07 SmCapEqR5 +3.7 NA 39.20 29.41 James Advantage GoldRainA b +.9 +6.1 20.36 18.22 Janus BalC m +2.9 NA 26.17 22.89 BalJ +3.0 +6.8 26.20 23.33 BalS b +3.0 NA 26.21 22.91 ContrJ +1.6 +2.5 15.36 12.32 EntrprsJ +3.2 +6.7 63.57 44.79 FlxBdJ +1.3 +7.6 11.06 10.34 FortyA m +1.0 +5.4 35.46 28.15 FortyS b +1.0 +5.2 34.98 27.80 Gr&IncJ +4.5 +.3 32.80 25.62 HiYldJ d +2.9 +8.4 9.29 8.31 J +1.4 +2.8 30.76 23.93 OrionJ d +1.2 +6.8 12.81 9.24 OverseasJ d ... +10.8 53.66 39.62 PerkinsMCVJ +3.6 +6.3 23.89 18.87 PerkinsSCVJ +2.5 +7.7 25.30 20.61 RsrchJ +2.5 +5.7 31.44 22.92 ShTmBdJ +.8 +5.3 3.14 3.07 TwentyJ +.7 +6.5 68.77 54.09 WorldwideJ d +1.5 +2.3 49.66 37.38 Janus Aspen Bal Is +3.1 +7.1 29.59 25.49 FortyIs +1.0 +5.8 37.47 29.55 IntlGrIs -1.7 +12.0 59.90 43.12 JanusI +1.4 +3.4 25.62 19.97 MidCpIs +3.2 +6.9 41.69 29.34 WldWGrIs +1.6 +2.7 32.11 24.19 Jensen J b +3.2 +4.6 28.55 22.57 John Hancock BalA m +2.3 +7.7 15.98 13.44 BondA m +1.8 +7.4 15.78 14.89 ClsscValA m +4.8 -3.1 18.18 13.47 HiYldA m +2.9 +5.4 4.08 3.51 LgCpEqA m +3.2 +9.5 27.79 21.04 LgCpEqC m +3.0 +8.7 25.74 19.46 LifAg1 b +2.1 +2.5 12.99 9.89 LifBa1 b +2.2 +4.4 13.44 11.31 LifCo1 b +1.8 +5.8 13.18 12.16 LifGr1 b +2.1 +3.6 13.49 10.84 LifMo1 b +2.1 +5.1 12.99 11.53 RegBankA m +1.6 -3.5 15.64 12.04 SmCapEqA m +2.9 +2.7 26.88 17.16 SovInvA m +4.5 +2.7 16.91 13.24 StrIncA m +1.4 +8.1 6.78 6.27 StrIncC m +1.2 +7.4 6.78 6.26 TaxFBdA m ... +3.1 10.19 9.28 Keeley SmCapVal m +3.0 +2.5 26.75 18.33 Kinetics Paradigm d +2.6 +2.5 24.49 18.31 LKCM SmCpEqI d +5.8 +3.5 23.42 15.68 Laudus GrInvUSLCGr d +3.7 +6.6 13.52 9.84 InMktMstS d -.3 +5.5 19.94 14.57 IntlFxInc d +1.0 NA 12.37 10.66 IntlMstrI d -.3 +5.4 19.94 14.56 Lazard EmgMktEqO m -5.4 +10.6 22.48 16.90 Legg Mason/Western AggGrowA m +4.2 +.9 119.83 82.78 AggGrowB m +4.0 +.1 102.91 71.52 AggrsvGrC m +4.0 +.4 104.75 72.65 ApprecA m +3.2 +3.9 14.52 11.52

WK NAV CHG 20.20 19.98 15.26 11.62 14.51 31.02 35.00 30.83 35.03 9.74 43.62 43.23 19.78 19.72 12.34 20.33 20.27 13.29 8.95 8.94 8.96 15.91 11.86 27.22 28.16 28.93 9.50 12.43 27.27 11.36 11.49 10.66 27.18 22.97 20.10 22.41 18.84 42.93 11.02 10.96 10.51 10.50 11.19

-.18 -.17 -.13 -.13 -.25 -.62 -.70 -.61 -.69 -.09 -.74 -.74 -.24 -.25 -.15 -.25 -.26 -.14 -.02 -.03 -.02 -.39 -.17 -.44 -.44 -.46 -.04 -.39 -.33 +.06 +.06 -.14 -.50 -.42 -.37 -.48 -.38 -.61 +.04 +.04 +.03 +.03 -.12

30.60 -.25 45.68 -1.23 30.49 -.75 21.73 20.59

-.73 -.68





12.12 12.00

-.02 -.05



21.84 -.33 8.83 +.01 16.61 -.19 12.08 -.37 42.32 -1.78 56.06 -1.29 28.80 29.48 11.39 21.97 17.14 16.89 16.42 16.42 16.40 23.84 21.40 6.78 13.87 32.11 12.75 12.75 13.45 23.14 44.59 44.43 17.99 8.93 8.75 8.79 32.17 31.33 7.82 28.18 28.19 19.21 11.06 22.14 9.56 20.12 4.32 8.81 8.80 15.60 27.79 12.32 30.76 24.12 12.51 21.76 22.29 14.09 13.01 30.33 18.52 11.73 12.13 10.32 33.64 11.11 13.02 27.76

-.14 -.07 -.09 -.28 -.50 -.15 -.19 -.19 -.19 -.37 -.32 +.02 -.42 -.11 -.04 -.03 -.04 -.72 -2.02 -2.01 -.54 -.08 -.09 -.08 -.38 -.60 -.03 -.30 -.29 -.39 -.24 -.14 +.02 -.25 -.01 -.01 -.01 -.01 -.65 -.38 -.89 -.21 -.01 -.66 +.04 -.17 -.35 -.83 -.43 -.37 -.19 ... -1.72 ... +.01 -.64

23.76 24.61 23.89 24.65 22.05 19.13 22.49 22.32 8.46 8.46 16.81 13.26 11.09 16.05 33.65 35.04

-.60 -.61 -.59 -.62 -1.30 -1.14 -1.32 -1.32 -.03 -.03 -.50 -.36 +.03 -.26 -.85 -.89

11.49 11.54 22.48 29.69 10.86 15.15 8.31 12.40 11.26 11.22 13.01 13.73 23.93 35.01 38.12

+.04 +.04 -.47 -.36 +.06 +.05 -.02 -.15 -.08 -.08 -.22 -.31 -.17 -.46 -.50



25.79 25.84 25.84 14.86 61.00 10.47 34.08 33.62 31.91 9.23 29.54 12.01 50.65 23.38 24.57 30.15 3.09 66.22 47.28

-.22 -.21 -.21 -.14 -1.59 +.03 -.71 -.70 -.53 -.05 -.69 -.42 -1.07 -.24 -.40 -.81 +.01 -1.48 -1.42

29.19 -.24 36.08 -.75 56.14 -1.12 24.61 -.58 39.97 -1.06 30.61 -.90 27.96


15.68 -.14 15.65 +.02 17.47 -.17 3.97 +.02 26.82 -.44 24.84 -.41 12.54 -.31 13.18 -.18 12.99 -.04 13.11 -.26 12.87 -.10 14.88 -.05 25.39 -1.22 16.40 -.23 6.72 -.04 6.72 -.04 9.46 -.01 25.73






13.04 -.30 19.19 -.67 11.91 +.04 19.20 -.66 21.00


115.48 -2.06 99.12 -1.78 100.91 -1.81 14.15 -.17

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52-WEEK HI LOW 16.41 14.85 17.54 13.90 17.03 13.51 13.46 10.94 13.28 10.17 14.87 10.75 7.35 6.67 10.53 9.89 13.37 10.70 13.78 10.59 25.93 19.52 22.72 16.28 16.13 14.47 16.14 14.48 6.55 6.00 6.56 6.01 13.87 12.49 14.24 12.82 11.81 8.51 18.36 12.91 34.33 25.20 42.42 31.94

WK NAV CHG 15.20 -.04 17.11 -.20 16.60 -.21 13.22 -.13 12.90 -.20 14.26 -.31 7.32 -.03 10.44 +.03 13.03 -.21 13.35 -.26 24.48 -.62 21.91 -.48 14.91 -.02 14.92 -.02 6.17 ... 6.17 -.01 12.91 -.01 13.06 -.01 10.66 +.02 17.68 -.42 32.63 -.44 40.49 -.59

10.92 9.13 10.68 17.77 14.75 17.39

-.21 -.34

16.21 12.35 15.88 31.13 23.47 30.41 28.87 21.32 27.91

-.14 -.31 -.31

14.56 13.34 14.48 ... 17.25 15.22 16.62 +.01 28.20 19.73 27.14 -.70 12.45 12.44 25.54 11.16 8.04 8.06 8.06 31.31 12.49 23.36 13.89 13.21 9.44 24.68 11.88 7.97 2.92 12.90 17.89 10.89 4.68 4.71 16.48 34.12 11.45 15.03 13.76 12.92 18.86 18.75 13.77 10.46 14.55 14.40 14.35 44.61 6.55 3.55 13.94 22.29 22.89 25.77 6.27 20.43 19.75 16.08 14.34 10.05 13.89 13.72 7.78 8.59 8.10 26.09 27.37 10.68 10.69 16.03 16.54 26.49 26.97 14.60 14.60 14.66 17.24 17.18 24.28 24.05 24.39

9.21 9.21 18.28 9.20 7.25 7.27 7.27 23.51 9.92 15.15 10.18 9.69 9.30 16.65 10.64 7.27 2.73 9.59 12.60 9.71 4.57 4.60 11.71 23.99 10.58 11.44 12.82 11.58 14.18 14.14 11.77 9.99 11.63 11.48 11.45 32.94 5.89 3.20 10.56 16.64 17.09 20.11 6.17 15.86 15.32 12.17 10.35 7.15 11.74 11.58 7.03 7.79 7.84 17.54 18.37 10.14 10.15 11.86 12.24 19.94 20.31 12.61 12.61 12.66 13.49 13.45 19.03 18.86 19.11

12.00 -.18 11.98 -.18 24.58 -.74 10.91 -.14 8.00 -.03 8.02 -.04 8.02 -.03 29.91 -.55 12.21 -.15 22.18 -.92 13.44 -.26 12.78 -.24 9.38 -.03 23.46 -.65 10.73 -.05 7.93 -.04 2.86 +.01 12.46 -.43 17.22 -.35 9.99 -.02 4.61 ... 4.64 ... 15.92 -.35 32.73 -.66 10.72 +.04 14.58 13.54 12.83 18.21 17.95 13.62 10.14 14.24 14.08 14.03 42.71 6.53 3.53 13.53 21.83 22.42 24.98 6.20 19.83 19.17 15.55 13.98 9.64 13.69 13.52 7.13 7.94 7.89 25.18 26.42 10.50 10.50 15.45 15.95 25.54 26.01 14.42 14.42 14.48 17.04 16.98 23.77 23.53 23.88

-.31 +.03 -.08 -.33 -.39 -.12 +.04 -.23 -.23 -.23 -1.03 -.02 -.01 -.36 -.46 -.47 -.64 +.01 -.32 -.31 -.26 -.17 -.25 -.16 -.15 -.01 -.01 ... -.66 -.69 +.03 +.03 -.46 -.47 -.50 -.50 -.07 -.07 -.07 -.05 -.05 -.20 -.20 -.20

17.14 13.31 16.65 9.55 9.14 9.51 6.01 5.61 5.99 5.98 5.59 5.96 7.62 5.45 7.31

-.30 -.02 ... -.01 -.17

76.68 61.08 74.37


10.84 9.58 10.19 -.09 26.39 24.77 25.94 +.12 10.76 10.04 10.47 +.02 13.55 16.14 17.45 13.25 9.19

12.41 13.45 13.34 11.72 7.00

13.05 15.90 16.94 13.12 8.88

-.01 -.12 -.24 -.06 -.26

15.35 14.37 19.27 20.69

11.14 10.07 13.80 14.86

14.69 14.06 18.36 19.92

-.14 -.18 -.36 -.26

14.99 11.18 11.17 12.53 12.52 16.26 16.70 17.14 18.96

11.24 8.58 9.41 9.59 9.59 11.55 11.85 12.14 13.39

14.50 10.89 10.95 12.19 12.18 15.69 16.12 16.54 18.17

-.46 -.11 -.20 -.15 -.14 -.37 -.39 -.40 -.49

11.17 10.39 11.07 +.05 15.97 11.32 15.52


31.71 18.64 23.02 14.58 24.19

-.07 -.08 -.18 -.13 -.22

22.71 15.25 16.54 11.85 17.70

28.90 17.66 19.04 14.04 22.21

16.10 15.31 16.04 +.03 48.01 33.72 46.11 30.39 22.54 28.95

-.73 -.40

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30.11 21.78 29.20


26.01 19.85 25.29


9.80 8.27 9.62 14.45 11.06 14.08 9.12 6.96 8.84 9.64 7.69 9.39 7.88 5.92 7.58 11.21 8.55 10.90

-.10 -.20 -.17 -.15 -.22 -.14

11.46 12.76 12.68 15.14 15.21

8.53 11.86 11.78 13.81 13.89

10.85 -.37 12.26 +.04 12.17 +.03 15.07 -.01 15.15 -.01

21.09 29.41 35.41 50.77 15.98 22.87 19.73 29.80 19.23 27.34 18.73

16.07 21.93 26.35 37.80 11.95 16.51 14.26 21.51 13.49 20.55 14.10

20.45 -.42 28.59 -.75 34.42 -.90 49.35 -1.29 15.64 -.27 22.16 -.34 19.11 -.29 28.88 -.43 18.64 -.55 26.80 -.44 18.36 -.30

33.00 24.97 32.05 -.53 23.20 22.10 22.73 +.08 48.01 37.40 46.76 6.42



-.63 -.02

10.88 10.31 10.51 +.04 10.72 10.02 10.17 +.04 8.64 6.57 8.36 -.10 7.49 6.77 7.46 -.03 8.46 7.64 7.80 ... 10.74 9.76 10.01 -.01 ... 10.30 7.94 9.96 -.32 12.58 9.06 12.11 -.23 11.00 7.76 10.64 -.22 ... 10.73 10.24 10.34 +.03 9.17 6.50 8.83 -.24 16.07 11.64 15.55 -.38 16.67 12.66 16.21 -.20 10.95 9.68 9.99 -.02 16.07 16.06 27.27 11.09 11.05 36.28

13.77 13.76 21.58 10.68 10.64 29.40

14.09 14.08 26.48 10.78 10.74 35.69

-.03 -.03 -.68 ... ... -.59

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52-WEEK HI LOW 28.92 24.50 12.39 9.18 23.81 18.07 20.93 15.47 14.88 10.99 44.46 34.67 30.10 23.12

T WK NAV CHG 28.41 -.40 11.71 -.47 22.77 -.54 19.83 -.68 14.31 -.37 43.25 -.57 29.12 -.51

22.63 17.52 21.92 12.00 16.08 13.05 12.43 11.31 11.07

11.42 12.18 10.01 11.56 7.99 8.74

5.63 5.60 8.06 7.89 10.25 8.76 7.11 35.13 31.16 30.93 36.63 7.90 1.79 2.90 2.91 6.20 6.19 26.36 25.55 26.09 25.44 41.54 19.30 7.08 48.55 45.61 24.99 23.08 48.68 31.60 30.17 6.06 6.04 6.06 9.60 9.41 21.63 21.73 15.75 15.60 13.88 13.82 9.25 9.25 3.14 3.13 15.89 14.44 16.70 10.25 25.88 24.99 7.66 9.89 13.29 23.73 12.81 13.10 14.49 14.47 6.25 6.27 24.73 8.05 7.97 3.99 3.99 3.98 9.08 17.37 17.73


11.64 +.05 15.74 -.33 12.51 -.22 11.70 +.01 10.73 -.36 10.64 -.32

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12.20 21.19 10.99 24.33 10.40 9.38 10.39 9.34 11.64 9.83 22.56 10.18 23.13

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Republicans being cautious about 2012

Arena poses questions to candidates

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S approval rating is above water, but only barely. He’s two or three points below 50 percent in the Real Clear Politics average, with those disapproving a couple of points behind — hardly an impressive reading, but after the turmoil of the last two years you wouldn’t have thought it possible. This president still exerts an undeniable tug on the public. But dig a bit deeper and the picture, along with Obama’s chances for re-election, looks much more complicated. Earlier this month, a Gallup poll found that only 27 percent approved of Obama’s handling of the deficit. More than 60 percent think the country’s on the wrong track. Columnist Sean Trende, a numbercruncher at Real Clear Politics, reminds us that a president’s approval rating can be a poor predictor for how well he’ll do on Election Day. In 1956, President Eisenhower’s popularity was a full 17 points higher than his vote share — something that undoubtedly causes concern among Obama’s campaign strategists. Here’s another: People otherwise inclined to support the president have noticed that in certain respects, he’s the Nowhere Man. Rush Marcus of The Washington Post wrote that we’re living through the “Where’s Waldo Presidency.” Obama, she wrote, can be “strangely passive” and “unwilling, reluctant or late to weigh in on the issue of the moment.” He gave only scanty marching orders to Congress on health care. With his recent budget, he abdicated on the deficit and entitlement reform. He all but ignored the recommendations of his own deficit reduction commission. More recently, he has had little to say about the uprising in Libya and what he said, he said late. Americans have watched as European countries have taken the lead in the scramble to devise effective options to aid the rebels. The Marcus column could well be a harbinger — a notice to others in the media that it’s now acceptable to begin unloading their own frustrations with this president. Despite all this, many Republicans surveying their party’s prospects for 2012 remain cautious or downright glum. Incumbent presidents are notoriously tough to unseat. Obama will draw from a very deep campaign war chest. He’ll be campaigning with the full trappings of his office, which comes with a large retinue and a big impressive airplane. “Republicans underestimate President Obama at their own peril,” former Bush adviser Karl Rove told Politico. Still, Rove rated Obama only a “slight favorite.” What has Republicans most worried is the lack of a clear champion. It’s very early, but the contenders most-often mentioned have obvious liabilities. Mitt Romney was beaten last time out by John McCain, a deeply flawed candidate, and as governor, implemented an Obamacare precursor — the disastrous Massachusetts health plan. Mike Huckabee doesn’t strike me as someone likely to unseat the incumbent, and whatever you think about Sarah Palin, she has high negatives and remains divisive. The candidates you’d like to see in the race aren’t running, at least not yet: Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana. Still, Daniels gave a great speech recently on the dangers of debt and is looking more probable. Obama may be formidable, but he’s not unbeatable. In two years, unemployment will probably remain high, Obama will still be playing defense on health care as well as taxes — the current Bush rates expire in 2012 — and more voters are likely to be fed up with the Where’s Waldo Presidency. Memo to candidates still playing coy: 1. Victory is a real possibility. 2. Carpe diem.

THE INTREPID 49ers will compete for 11 available seats on Luzerne County’s new county council. The 49 contenders, 33 Democrats and 16 Republicans, will be whittled to 22, 11 from each party, in the May 17 primary. This does not include independent candidates who might file to run in November unattached to either party. In addition, 16 attorneys will vie for six vacant seats on the all-important Court of Common Pleas. This year it is especially important that voters know who the candidates are and for what they stand. Therefore “In the Arena” will pose a series of questions for all candidates seeking public office this year in Luzerne County. Be it county council or city council; township supervisor or school board member; district attorney or district magistrate; judge of the Court of Common Pleas or mayor of our smallest town, we want to hear from you. Candidates, please respond to the following questions, adding whatever additional information you believe voters should know. E-mail your answers to The voters and I thank you for your participation, your commitment to our region and your willingness to serve, in the arena. 1. Name? 2. Address? 3. Phone Number (Day and, yes, evening)? 4. Age? 5. Occupation? 6. Employer? 7. Position you are seeking? 8. Why do you seek the office? 9. Have you previously served in elected or appointed public office? 10. If so, what position did you hold, for how long and what were your meaningful accomplishments? 11. What is the extent of your formal education and how has it prepared you for the responsibilities you seek? 12. Have you previously been active in politics? If so, how? 13. In the coming campaign will you be accepting campaign donations? 14. If so, is there a dollar amount beyond which you will not accept from a single donor? 15. Is there an aggregate figure beyond which you will not accept from donors representing a single company, corporation, firm, business, partnership, etc.? 16. If offered, would you accept contributions from the gaming industry, its lobbyists or PACS? 17. If offered, would you accept contributions from hydraulic fracturing gas drilling companies, their lobbyists or PACS? 18. If elected but for one term, what will you hope to have achieved? 19. If elected, what two agenda items will top your list, fill your brain and interrupt your sleep until complete? 20. If you are a candidate for Luzerne County Council, what are you looking for in a candidate for county executive, and how far and wide are you willing to search? 21. If you are a candidate for Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas, what distinguishes you from your fellow candidates? And for which two of them would you be voting had you not decided to become a candidate yourself? 22. Is there a vote, position, project, program or issue that you consider so important that you would be willing to lose the election because of it? If so, what and why? Congratulations on your candidacy and thank you for your participation in the democratic process.

E. Thomas McClanahan is a member of the Kansas City Star editorial board. Readers may write to him at: Kansas City Star, 1729 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 64108-1413, or by e-mail at


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HILADELPHIA — Twelve years ago, Lizbeth Ramos and her common-law husband, Juan, left their hometown near Puebla, Mexico, and set out on foot across the desert for the Arizona border, to slip into new lives as illegal immigrants. • He found work in a produce market in the Philadelphia area, she in a boutique. They saved up to start a family.

Now 30, she lies on an examination table in Pennsylvania Hospital, at a weekly obstetrics clinic for immigrant women, no status questions asked. As a doctor slides an ultrasound wand over her bulging belly, her eyes are transfixed by the monitor. She is carrying twins. The moment they enter the world, they will be what their parents are not: U.S. citizens. Such is their birthright, granted by the 14th Amendment to an estimated 340,000 babies born annually to undocumented immigrants. But in the marathon fight over immigration control, that 143-yearold constitutional guarantee has become the latest target and the delivery room the new front. The pejorative “anchor babies” already is in the lexicon. “Once a child is born here, the

parents make the argument that they should be allowed to stay as that child’s guardian. They are using that child as an anchor (to) play on our heartstrings,” said Pennsylvania state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, a Butler County Republican who has built a national reputation as a crusader against what he calls “illegal alien invaders.” Immigrant advocates dismiss his contention as myth, and point to a recent study that found that undocumented immigrants generally “come for work and to join family members.” The Washington-based, nonprofit Immigration Policy Center concluded “they do no come specifically to give birth” and game the immigration system. Such assertions have not temSee AMEND, Page 7E

Will health care law raise states’ Medicaid costs? By TONY PUGH McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — The nation’s Republican governors are raising a new complaint against the 2010 national health overhaul: They say it would drive up their Medicaid costs dramatically at a time they’re already slashing their budgets to cope with debt. There’s no question that the health care law will force states to expand their Medicaid services, but how that ultimately will affect states’ costs is a matter of considerable dispute. The 2010 law requires that state Medicaid programs in 2014 begin

The 2010 law requires that state Medicaid programs in 2014 begin covering all non-elderly people who earn up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level, which would comprise people with incomes of up to $29,400 for a family of four this year.

Medicaid, which now provides health coverage for about 60 million low-income Americans. Childless adults and parents who previously earned too much to qualify for the program will make up the bulk of the new enrollees. Currently, the federal government pays about 57 percent of Medicaid costs on average, while states pay the rest. Under the new law, the federal government will pay the entire cost of the new enrollees for the first three years, after which it will scale down gradually to 90 percent in 2020 and

covering all non-elderly people who earn up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level, which would comprise people with incomes of up to $29,400 for a family of four this year. By 2019, that expansion is expected to add 16 million people to See MEDICAID, Page 7E

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We fail students with budget cuts


E’LL START BY lege classes, and the New Econgiving Gov. Tom omy Technology Scholarships Corbett credit for that give $3,000 a year for three shoving our insti- years to state residents majortutions of higher education to- ing in key science and technolward fiscal restraint. Corbett’s ogy fields who maintain high proposed budget slashes sup- college grades and remain in port for state-owned and state- Pennsylvania several years after related schools by 50 percent, graduating. Statistics tell us Corbett’s and cuts smaller but still substantial “Institutional Assist- proposed cuts are pennywise ance Grants” to private schools and pound foolish. If the governor makes it harder to attend by almost as much. For a little perspective, this college, a study released last year those grants totaled more summer suggests he would be catering to the than $1 million for King’s College and Corbett did not cut food service industry (think Wilkes University in money for colleges “want fries with Wilkes-Barre alone. that?”) and office There is good ar- so he could give clerk employers. gument that too more money to Roughly 700,000 much government students; he cut out of 2.3 million money can skew prijobs expected to orities at universities money for both. be available in and colleges: With the state for high assurances of public dollars, the theory goes, they school graduates will be in need not worry so much about those fields by 2018. The state’s more coveted attracting students through quality programs at affordable jobs, and the real money, will be for those residents with at least prices. A related argument from pri- some post-secondary educavate institutions contends that tion. No, college isn’t for everyone, if any tax dollars are to pay for college, let the money go to the and yes, colleges must do more student, not the institution, to remain affordable to students and relevant to the job thus expanding choice. We think these perspectives market. The authors of last have merit, but here’s the prob- summer’s study said as much. But there is no arguing with lem: Corbett did not cut money statistics. The share of jobs in for colleges so he could give Pennsylvania requiring a bachemore money to students; he cut lor’s degree grew from 9 percent in 1973 to 30 percent in money for both. His budget reduces funds for 2007. Jobs for high school grads the Pennsylvania Higher Edu- dropped from 40 percent to 30 cation Assistance Agency, percent. We urge Corbett and the Legwhich offers grants based on fiislature to reconsider. nancial need. Because every time a bright He also wants to eliminate two smaller grant programs: teenager can’t afford college, Dual enrollment, which lets our state’s future grows dimhigh school students attend col- mer.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Dr. King lost his life struggling to help sanitation workers – public sector employees – achieve their goals for a dignified existence as workers.” Wade Henderson The president of the Leadership Conference, referencing Martin Luther King Jr., described how labor unions at the heart of today’s national disagreement over the cost of public employees want to frame the debate as a civil rights issue.


Tapping reserves a temporary fix


RICES AT THE pump have jumped above $3.30 a gallon in Kansas City and raced past $4 a gallon in California. Right on schedule, here comes a bad idea out of Washington: Drain oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Some congressional representatives are backing the idea because they know it will appeal to many Americans who are used to cheap oil and tooling down the road in SUVs. President Barack Obama is said to be considering draining some of the 726-million barrel reserve. Keep mulling, Mr. President. Just don’t do it. Boosting supplies this way would not significantly drive

down fuel prices. It would not be feasible over more than several months. Most worrisome, it would leave the nation less prepared if a true disaster struck, such as a domestic terrorist attack or a severe drop in oil imports. There’s no such major disruption going on right now. Gasoline prices have soared because of production problems in war-torn Libya and because many traders want to lock in higher returns for petroleum to sell down the road. The real answers to tamping down oil prices are the same as they have been for decades: conserve gasoline by driving less, get around in more fuel-efficient vehicles and invest in alternative energies to replace gasoline. The Kansas City Star

Public sector unions continue to feed on free lunch THE BIGGEST myth about labor unions is that unions are for the workers. Unions are for unions, just as corporations are for corporations and politicians are for politicians. Nothing shows the utter cynicism of the unions and the politicians who do their bidding like the so-called “Employee Free Choice Act” that the Obama administration tried to push through Congress. Employees’ free choice as to whether or not to join a union is precisely what that legislation would destroy. Workers already have a free choice in secret-ballot elections conducted under existing laws. As more and more workers in the private sector have voted to reject having a union represent them, the unions’ answer has been to take away secret-ballot elections. Under the “Employee Free Choice Act,” unions would not have to win in secret-ballot elections in order to represent the workers. Instead, union representatives could simply collect signatures from the workers until they had a majority. Why do we have secret ballots in the first place, whether in elections for unions or elections for government officials? To prevent intimidation and allow people to vote how they want, without fear of retaliation. This is a crucial right that unions want to take away from workers. The actions of union

COMMENTARY THOMAS SOWELL mobs in Wisconsin, Ohio and elsewhere give us a free home demonstration of how little they respect the rights of those people who disagree with them and how much they rely on harassment and threats to get what they want. It takes world-class chutzpah to call circumventing secret ballots the “Employee Free Choice Act.” To unions, workers are just the raw material used to create union power, just as iron ore is the raw material used by U.S. Steel. The most fundamental fact about labor unions is that they do not create any wealth. They are one of a growing number of institutions that specialize in siphoning off wealth created by others, whether those others are businesses or the taxpayers. There are limits to how long unions can siphon off money from businesses, without facing serious economic repercussions. The most famous labor union leader, the legendary John L. Lewis, head of the United Mine Workers from 1920 to 1960, secured rising wages and job benefits for the coal miners, far beyond what they could have gotten out of a free market based on supply and demand.

But there is no free lunch. An economist at the University of Chicago called John L. Lewis “the world’s greatest oil salesman.” His strikes that interrupted the supply of coal, as well as the resulting wage increases that raised its price, caused many individuals and businesses to switch from using coal to using oil, leading to reduced employment of coal miners. The higher wage rates also led coal companies to replace many miners with machines. The net result was a huge decline in employment in the coal mining industry, leaving many mining towns virtually ghost towns by the 1960s. There is no free lunch. One set of workers, however, remained largely immune to such repercussions. These are government workers represented by public sector unions. While oil could replace coal, while U.S. Steel dropped from number one in the world to number 10, and Toyota could replace General Motors as the world’s leading producer of cars, government is a monopoly. Nobody is likely to replace the federal or state bureaucracies, no matter how much money the unions drain from the taxpayers. That is why government unions continue to thrive while private sector unions decline. Taxpayers provide their free lunch. Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305.

Power-hungry people, not government, are real problem WHO ARE these evil workers who throw away our tax dollars so thoughtlessly? They’re our neighbors, relatives and friends – they are police officers, firefighters and teachers. Oliver Sacks, in his wonderful early book, “A Leg to Stand On,” discusses a neurological condition called somatoparaphrenia. Patients with this disorder experience “a denial of ownership” of their body parts. Sacks remembers being called to deal with a patient who had fallen out of bed. He came in to find the man lying on the floor with an odd look on his face. The patient reported that he had found a strange leg in bed with him. He thought it was a cadaver’s leg that a nurse had put in his bed as a joke. But when he attempted to throw the horrible thing out of the bed, he somehow came after it – and now it was attached to him. I’ve been thinking about somatoparaphrenia lately in relation to our nation’s ongoing war against the public sector. Somehow we have come to think of our government the way somatoparaphrenia patients think about their arms or legs. It is not us. It just takes our money and wastes it on foolishness. It is as if the government has nothing to do with the people, and its expenditures are no more beneficial to its citizens than when a boatload of Somali pirates spend their bloody ransom on drugs and whores.

COMMENTARY BARRY GOLDMAN “Starve the beast,” we say. “Government is not the solution, government is the problem.” Cut pay and benefits for government workers, take away their right to bargain collectively, remove their right to arbitration and shrink the size of government until, in Grover Norquist’s memorable phrase, we can “drown it in the bathtub.” So who is this evil occupier who extorts our hard-earned money and throws it away so thoughtlessly? The cop? The firefighter? The guy who keeps the streetlights on? The nurses in the public hospitals? The teachers in the public schools? The people who maintain the parks, inspect the food and run the sewage treatment plants? These people are the problem? These people are the beast? In calmer moments, we know that isn’t true. These people are our neighbors, our relatives and our friends. If they lose their homes, our neighborhoods suffer. If they lose their benefits, our businesses suffer. If they lose their jobs, we suffer. They are us. You can’t just drill holes in their end of the boat and expect to stay afloat. Look, I’ve been arbitrating labor cases for 20 years. I know something about incompetence. I also know something about waste,

fraud, nepotism, featherbedding, laziness, corruption and stupidity. And what I know is you don’t have to go to the public sector to find them. They are evident in malignant abundance in private enterprise as well. For every Department of Motor Vehicles, there is an equally infuriating private phone company. It is not government that is the problem; it is people in groups. And there’s not much we can do about that. Bureaucracies seek to perpetuate themselves and to expand their influence. Individuals seek to improve their circumstances. This is as true of the PTA as it is of the FBI. And that’s why we have competing interests and a system of checks and balances. The danger comes when one side becomes powerful enough to completely overwhelm the other. At present, in Wisconsin and elsewhere, radical conservative activists who believe that government is the enemy and who have always opposed the power of unions are attempting to use the cover of the financial crisis to dismantle public sector collective bargaining. Fair enough. Never let a good crisis go to waste and all that. But if they succeed in kicking organized labor out of bed, our nation will find itself suddenly and painfully thrown to the floor. Barry Goldman is an arbitrator and mediator and the author of “The Science of Settlement: Ideas for Negotiators.” He wrote this for the Los Angeles Times.

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Nothing trustworthy about Social Security EVERYONE knows that the U.S. budget is being devoured by entitlements. Everyone also knows that of the Big Three – Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security – Social Security is the most solvable. Back-of-an-envelope solvable: Raise the retirement age, tweak the indexing formula (from wage inflation to price inflation) and means-test so that Warren Buffett’s check gets redirected to a senior in need. The relative ease of the fix is what makes the Obama administration’s Social Security strategy so shocking. The new line from the White House is: no need to fix it because there is no problem. As Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew wrote in USA Today only a few weeks ago, the trust fund is solvent until 2037. Therefore, Social Security is now off the table in debtreduction talks. This claim is a breathtaking fraud. The pretense is that a flush trust fund will pay retirees for the next 26 years. Lovely, except for one thing: The Social Security trust fund is a fiction. If you don’t believe me, listen to the OMB’s own explanation (in the Clinton administration budget for fiscal year 2000 under then-Director Jack Lew, the very same). The OMB explained that these trust fund “balances” are nothing more than a “bookkeeping” device. “They do not consist of real economic assets that can be drawn down in the future to fund benefits.” In other words, the Social Security trust fund contains – nothing. Here’s why. When your FICA tax is taken out of your paycheck, it does not get squirreled away in some lockbox in West Virginia where it’s kept until you and your contemporaries retire. Most goes out immediately to pay current retirees, and the rest (say, $100) goes to the U.S. Treasury – and is spent. On roads, bridges, national defense, public television, whatever – spent, gone. In return for that $100, the Treasury sends the Social Security Administration a piece of paper that says: IOU $100. There are countless such pieces of paper in the lockbox. They are called “special issue” bonds. Special they are: They are worthless. As the OMB explained, they are nothing more








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COMMENTARY CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER than “claims on the Treasury (i.e., promises) that, when redeemed (when you retire and are awaiting your check), will have to be financed by raising taxes, borrowing from the public, or reducing benefits or other expenditures.” That’s what it means to have a so-called trust fund with no “real economic assets.” When you retire, the “trust fund” will have to go to the Treasury for the money for your Social Security check. Bottom line? The OMB again: “The existence of large trust fund balances, therefore, does not, by itself, have any impact on the government’s ability to pay benefits.” No impact: The lockbox, the balances, the little pieces of paper, amount to nothing. So that when Jack Lew tells you that there are trillions in this lockbox that keep the system solvent until 2037, he is perpetrating a fiction certified as such by his own OMB. What happens when you retire? Your Social Security will come out of the taxes and borrowing of that fiscal year. Why is this a problem? Because as of 2010, the pay-asyou-go Social Security system is in the red. For decades it had been in the black, taking in more in FICA taxes than it sent out in Social Security benefits. The surplus, scooped up by the Treasury, reduced the federal debt by tens of billions. But demography is destiny. The ratio of workers to retirees is shrinking year by year. Instead of Social Security producing annual surpluses that reduce the federal deficit, it is now producing shortfalls that increase the federal deficit – $37 billion in 2010. It will only get worse as the baby boomers retire. That’s what makes this administration’s claim that Social Security is solvent so cynical. The Republicans have said that their April budget will contain real entitlement reform. President Obama is preparing the ground to demagogue Social Security right through the 2012 elections. The ad writes itself: Those heartless Republicans don’t just want to throw granny in the snow, they want to throw granny in the snow to solve a problem that doesn’t even exist! Vote Obama. Charles Krauthammer’s e-mail address is

alk with me on an expedition in search of skunk cabbage shoots, red maW ple flowers and trout lilies protruding from snow patches. These and other signs surround us. Spring lies around the corner.

Right becomes wrong when hate’s behind it YOU CAN talk forever about the sanctity of the First Amendment. And then you talk to the father. You can patiently explain why even hateful protests must be protected. And then you talk to the father. You can boast of how America’s freedom of speech inspires robust debate on sensitive topics. And then you talk to the father. And you’re not so sure. Five years ago, Albert Snyder buried his son, Matthew, a soldier, who died fighting in Iraq. Matthew wasn’t a public figure. Neither was Albert nor his family. They simply wanted to put Matthew’s body in the ground, weep for his loss and hold tight to each other. As most of us would want to do. Enter another family, the Phelps family, members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., whose leader, Fred Phelps, is a hatemonger of the lowest kind – the kind who wraps himself in a phony cloak of righteousness. Westboro chose Matthew’s funeral in Westminster, Md., to make one of its frequent stinks. Members picketed near the entrance, screaming, holding up

But anybody riding past that scene, that’s the first thing they’re going to think.” What right does Westboro MITCH ALBOM have to slant a private citizen’s funeral that way? Do the ideals of robust debate and varying points vile and disgusting signs. They didn’t know him. Never met him. of view really apply to pure, unadulterated hate – the kind Didn’t care. Westboro spews, claiming our “They positioned themselves 30 feet from the main entrance,” children are raised for the devil and that God hates America? Albert Snyder says. “And they Sure, there is sanctity to the held a sign depicting two men First Amendment. But isn’t there having anal sex. I had little niecsanctity to a funeral, to a family’s es there. Children.” right to grieve in peace? You’re so sure of principle. You think it’s all about princiAnd then you talk to the faple. ther. And then you talk to the faThe Supreme Court this month ruled in favor of Westboro ther. “The government has no probin Snyder’s suit against it. Argulem sending our young men and ing the familiar point that no matter how ugly speech gets, it’s women to wars, they come back still speech and we can’t go limit- in body bags and they can’t have enough respect to protect the ing it, the justices voted, 8-1. families?” Snyder asks. “I’ve been Only Justice Samuel Alito through this for five years with dissented, saying the First Amendment “is not a license for these (Westboro) people. They say now their pickets are going the vicious verbal assault that to quadruple. Well, I’ve got news occurred in this case.” And that for them. Eventually, they’re Snyder “wanted what is surely the right of any parent who expe- going to pick the wrong funeral. riences such an incalculable loss: ... They’re gonna do the wrong one, and somebody’s gonna show to bury his son in peace.” up with a gun ... and heaven Instead, the Westboro kooks forbid someone innocent is shot. turned that moment into some... thing else. They picketed. They “The Supreme Court justices chanted. They screamed, “God don’t have to worry ... because if hates fags!” something happens to them or “When I went back to work, someone in their family, (Westpeople came up to me and said, ‘I didn’t know your son was gay,’” boro) will never get within a thousand feet. When Elizabeth Albert Snyder said. “He wasn’t.


Do the ideals of robust debate and varying points of view really apply to pure, unadulterated hate – the kind Westboro spews, claiming our children are raised for the devil and that God hates America? Edwards died ... the closest they got was 2 miles. ... “The saddest thing? I had a parent tell me today that their kid came home from school and said, ‘I guess we can bully anyone now, because it’s free speech.’ That’s what the Phelpses do. They bully people at the worst time of their lives.” The easy thing in a newspaper is to say you understand, nod your head sympathetically, but support the sacred right of free speech, which, after all, is a cornerstone of what we do. Some in our business even don a cape of nobility when defending it. But the Supreme Court just made a decision that blesses Westboro, which hates this country, and curses the Snyders, who love it. You can talk all you want. Then you listen to the father. And you know this is wrong. Mitch Albom is a columnist for the Detroit Free Press. Readers may write to him at: Detroit Free Press, 600 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI 48226, or via e-mail at

Meet the young leaders of Egyptian revolution who could be country’s future EVERYONE HAS heard of the young people who made a revolution in Egypt. But few Americans know their names and faces, or how they managed to organize the protests that ousted a pharaoh in 18 days. During my recent visit to Cairo I talked with top leaders of the groups that organized the original Jan. 25 protest. Ranging in age from 22 to 32, they include an accountant, a surgeon, an engineer and a marketing expert. All graduated from major universities (although only one spoke fluent English). Three are leaders of secular liberal or leftist groups that were prime movers of the revolution. The fourth is a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood youth, which joined the Tahrir Square protests at the last minute. None had expected to topple Hosni Mubarak. The Jan. 25 date – Police Day in Egypt – was chosen to protest police brutality, personified by a 28-year-old blogger named Khaled Said who was beaten to death last year by cops for protesting police corruption. But a combination of brilliant organizing tactics and critical errors by the regime produced astonishing results. The young techies behind a Facebook

COMMENTARY TRUDY RUBIN memorial page called “We are all Khaled Said” joined forces with a group promoting the candidacy of opposition presidential candidate Mohammed ElBaradei on Facebook. Each had amassed hundreds of thousands of signatures. Before the Jan. 25 protests, this techie combo linked up with the April 6 Youth movement, a Facebook group that supported textile workers who struck on April 6, 2008. The core organizers also included a leftist group named Justice and Freedom, and the youth movement of the Democratic Front, a small, liberal opposition party. Each had supporters in cities and towns outside of Cairo. These young leaders mapped out a strategy designed to disperse police forces and boost the number of demonstrators. They called, on Facebook, for demonstrators to assemble at five staging grounds around Cairo, measuring with stopwatches the time it would take to march to Tahrir Square. Other organizers secretly gathered in workingclass districts, coaxing people out of cafés and tenements with slogans about

rising food prices. Such advance planning – along with a strategy of nonviolence – helped these young Egyptians outsmart their ossified elders. Muslim Brotherhood youth leaders joined the planning shortly before Jan. 25, despite the reluctance of their organization’s leaders; their few hundred cadres, experienced in confrontations, provided muscle when police attacks got violent. Since Mubarak’s fall, a core group of eight to 16 leaders from these groups (hardly a woman in sight) has coordinated Friday demonstrations aimed at keeping the army on track toward free and fair elections. They call themselves the Coalition of Revolutionary Youth. Army generals have met with the core eight; recently the army agreed to their demand to dump Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik, a Mubarak appointee. A few of the youth participated in previous years in democracy-training workshops sponsored by U.S. organizations, but those I spoke with stressed that this revolution was wholly made in Egypt. All were wary of any U.S. government aid; they were even cautious about practical training in political organizing techniques from U.S. nongovernmental groups. Most were dubious about U.S. backing for Egyptian democracy, but were not anti-American. All wanted the Unit-


‘We are the men of Facebook’ is written on the ground as anti-government protesters gather last month in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt.

ed States to do more for the Palestinians, but none wanted to break the peace treaty with Israel. These are pragmatic thinkers focused primarily on Egypt’s internal problems. They have become icons, symbols of a new Egyptian national pride, but they are scrambling to figure out how to organize the next stage of the democratic process. Are they Egypt’s future leaders? Too

soon to say. But given their skills, I believe these Facebook rebels will figure prominently in Egypt’s future politics, and will keep pressing for democratic change. Trudy Rubin is a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Readers may write to her at: Philadelphia Inquirer, P.O. Box 8263, Philadelphia, PA 19101, or by e-mail at















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roposed federal spending cuts for this year would leave crime fighters with both hands tied behind their backs. On the one hand, there are proposals to slash federal aid to local law enforcement agencies. On the other hand, hundreds of thousands of at-risk kids could lose access to early care and educational programs. We have a fiscal crisis on our doorstep, and it is time to make tough decisions. As a prosecutor, I believe these cuts to early care and education programs would be shortsighted, both because of the impact on community safety, as well as from a fiscal perspective. There’s no substitute for tough policing, prosecution and corrections. But cleaning up after the consequences of crime is far more expensive than preventing crimes. We need to do more to maintain and improve programs that prevent at-risk kids from becoming criminals in

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the first place. Research shows high-quality early care and education programs can help deter violent crime, improve public safety and save taxpayers far more in the long run than the programs cost. A long-term study of Michigan’s Perry Preschool found that children left out of the program were five times more likely to be chronic offenders by age 27 than children who did attend. The program saved taxpayers $180,000 for every child served, with the vast majority of the savings coming from the reductions in crime costs. Cutting support for law enforcement agencies and early childhood programs will hurt our ability to fight crime and to prevent it on the front end. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-

Scranton, has been an advocate for early childhood education programs. Law enforcement will stand with him in opposing these cuts and will speak in favor of funding to strengthen and expand federal early care and education programs such as Head Start. Our future public safety and our fiscal well-being depend on it. Jacqueline Musto Carroll District attorney Luzerne County

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had the unfortunate opportunity to watch the live feed from the governor’s budget address in Harrisburg.

As I fully expected, our governor is balancing our state budget by gutting our education system – the only hope we have in making Pennsylvania a place that our young people want to live in or move to! And to add insult to injury, this fool wants our state to become the “Texas” to the natural gas drillers like that state is to the oil drillers. I lived in Texas while on active military duty and if that is what he wants to do, we are going to see our beautiful area converted into a wasteland of industrial pollution and a continuation of low-paying jobs. Since he already is gutting the education system, maybe his plan is to ensure that the gas drillers have a lot of our kids applying for truck driver, site guards and laborer positions. At least he will ensure those jobs remain at minimum wage to increase the already huge profits of the gas drillers! What is wrong with our state representatives who are supposed to be representing the taxpayers? Get ready to see your prop-

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This was tested in Poland and failed. It resulted in the birth of “solidarity.” Rather than be at the mercy of political dictates, we must rely on labor management negotiations to resolve workplace issues. One must never forget it is the workers who produce products and profit. Wherever and whenever events occur that put basic human rights in jeopardy, the unions in America should react and not fear to take to task those people who would attempt to deny union members of the most important of all human factors: dignity and security. Workers in all sectors of our country aspire to more humane conditions, to share in the fruits of their labors in the areas of wages and Social Security and to have an opportunity for cultural growth at an acceptable degree. We of labor seek to have the rights of its membership protected and respected.

erty tax skyrocket while the out-of-state gas drilling executives get even richer. Ron Ashton Gouldsboro

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It’s time for health care industry to lead, follow or get out of the way GEN. GEORGE Patton once said, “lead me, follow me, or get out of my way,” meaning there is no place in a crisis situation for those people who will neither offer constructive solutions nor go along with solutions that others propose. Leaders and followers are part of the solution, while anchor draggers and wet blankets are part of the problem. The recent shutdown of adultBasic that leaves thousands of Pennsylvanians without health insurance underscores the role of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania and their enablers in the Legislature’s insurance committee as problems. Our state has had many opportunities to address the 30 to 60 cents of every dollar that are wasted by our country’s existing health care system. This waste includes (1) the cost of poor quality, including at least 80 percent of all legally actionable harm to patients and the cost of preventable hospital acquired infections, and (2) inefficiencies such as job designs that require nurses to walk


WILLIAM A. LEVINSON two or three hours in every shift. It is therefore not surprising that the waste adds up to $2,500 to $5,000 per American every year. In 2004, state Rep. Phyllis Mundy, D-Kingston, first introduced legislation to encourage health care providers to implement quality management systems such as but not limited to the ISO 9001 standard. (The Automotive Industry Action Group and the American Society for Quality have in fact developed a health care-specific version of ISO 9001.) The legislation’s model is the PennSAFE program, which gives factories that implement qualifying workplace safety committees a 5 percent discount on workers’ compensation insurance premiums. This legislation similarly would have provided a discount on health care providers’ Mcare (Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error) assess-

It “didn’t know” not because Rep. Mundy kept the information a deep, dark and mysterious secret, but rather because it made absolutely no effort to find out. The fact that its lobbying blindsided her on similar legislation last year, despite its proven receipt of a package of information from us by certified mail in September 2005, underscores the fact that it has still not made any effort to find out and apparently has no desire to find out. The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania also has recently put itself on record as opposing this year’s House Bill 228, which “provides for a discount on Mcare Fund assessments to health care providers that implement a total quality management program approved by the Department of Health.” The association’s objection to the lack of a funding mechanism underscores its comprehensive ignorance of the basics. If quality management programs can eliminate 80 percent or more of all malpractice, it should be pretty easy to reduce participants’ Mcare assessments by 20 percent or even more.

Our state has had many opportunities to address the 30 to 60 cents of every dollar that are wasted by our country’s existing health care system. Our state and our country have a serious problem with spiraling health care costs, declining compensation for health care professionals and lack of access to health care as shown by the recent termination of AdultBasic. If the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Healthsystem Association are not willing to lead (by educated criticism of HB 228 or ideas to improve on it) or follow (by supporting HB 228), they have nothing credible or constructive to offer to the discussion and it is past time for the Legislature to simply ignore their input. William A. Levinson, of Wilkes-Barre, is the author of “Henry Ford’s Lean Vision: Enduring Principles from the First Ford Motor Plant” and other books on quality, management and industrial productivity.


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ments for the implementation of qualifying quality management systems. An ISO 9001 or equivalent quality management system renders most forms of malpractice impossible, not by telling doctors how to practice medicine but by eliminating system-related problems such as medication errors and delivery of the wrong patient’s test results to the doctor. Its implementation by health care providers would therefore reduce health care costs and malpractice insurance premiums enormously. Doctors and nurses would earn more, and patients would pay less. We see no downside here, but the Medical Society and the Hospital and Healthsystem Association apparently do. The Pennsylvania Medical Society repeatedly has lobbied against this legislation, contrary not only to the interests of patents, but also to those of the physicians it claims to represent. In September 2005, we heard its representative testify to the Legislature’s insurance committee that it “didn’t know” how House Bill 743 would save money for doctors.

fter reading Mark Guydish’s column (“Tree-cutting time is full speed ahead,” March 1), I nodded my head sadly. As Dr. Seuss warned us years ago in the tale of “The Lorax,” we need more people, and especially the younger generations, to care enough about our trees, indeed the future of our entire planet, or things are not going to get any better. In downtown West Hazleton, Mr. Guydish eloquently describes the beauty of another once-healthy neighborhood that has been sacrificed for the convenience of the automobile. “Car-obsessed overkill,” as he phrases it, has been happening all around us for

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the last few generations, as the politicians, the public and assorted chamber of commerce-types continue to encourage unchecked suburban sprawl without much thought for what we are doing to our remaining woodlands, farmlands and watersheds – and the plants, animals and 6 billion-plus humans who rely on a healthy planet for survival. And now, with a new Republican Congress in power and a Democratic Senate and

presidential administration that seem too quick to compromise with an anti-science Republican agenda, regardless of the consequences, I shudder to think what will happen. If we look at how many Western European countries have been developed, we can see efficient, affordable mass transit, high-speed rail lines and a much better appreciation of the need for green space and healthy ecosystems. We need to find a way to end our excessive reliance on oil,

gas and coal, and move quickly toward clean, renewable forms of energy such as solar, wind and geothermal. One big step in the right direction would be to rebuild and revitalize our entire railroad system, both for human and commercial transportation. However, there are very powerful, vested interest groups, such as the big energy companies, auto companies and other related interests, that have a huge financial stake in perpetuating the status quo. Unfortunately, with the new crowd in Washington, and the old guard being too timid and too quick to compromise, changing direction before we move beyond the brink of ecological collapse is going to be a very difficult proposition. Jim Spock Wilkes-Barre

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ing farther behind the rest of the world, this is an obvious solution. Why, with such a plan, Pennsylvania easily could wind up at the bottom of all the states in education. With plans floating around to cut spending on education at both nation and state levels, it won’t take long before the United States can begin to beg other countries for subsidies to help us pull ourselves out of poverty. Governor, I salute you. We’ve just fallen off the turnip truck.


ell, now. There’s a budget proposal to hang your hat on. Gov. Tom Corbett has presented his first budget proposal. In it, he recommends a $500 million cut in funding for public school districts, and a cut by one half for state colleges and universities. How can you go wrong with a plan like that? I mean, if you want to dumb down the population, this is the plan for you. At a time when we are fall-

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in a November 2009 cable released by WikiLeaks that “this buildup may portend a shift in the military balance between Israel and its northern nemesis” and that Hezbollah’s capability to inflict physical and psychological harm on Israel had taken a “quantum leap” since the last war. Though Israeli government officials say they are not afraid to engage Hezbollah and are confident of their victory, they express growing alarm over the group’s arsenal, which they say is one of the largest ever assembled by a non-state entity. “What we now have is a balance of deterrence,” said a senior military official, who also agreed to speak only if not identified.

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thereafter. Republican governors say that’s an entitlement program expansion they simply can’t afford. As states try to close $125 billion in budget shortfalls for the next fiscal year, both Republican and Democratic governors say that any new spending is problematic. Twenty-six GOP governors have joined a lawsuit challenging the health care overhaul, which they deride as “Obamacare,” as an abuse of federal power. A report released recently by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., says the health care act’s Medicaid expansion will cost states $118 billion over 12 years. That’s nearly twice the amount — $60 billion — that the Congressional Budget Office has estimated for a 10-year period. The CBO estimates that the law would cut the federal budget deficit by $143 billion from 2010 to 2019 and by $1.3 trillion over the following decade, through a combination of new revenue sources and spending reductions. Which numbers are more credible, the CBO’s or the GOP’s? Democrats and independent researchers challenged the GOP report, saying it didn’t use a standard methodology to estimate each state’s costs. It also failed to account for savings that the Medicaid expansion is likely to produce, such as a reduction in state payments for medical care for the uninsured. Republicans defended the report, saying the estimates were conservative and the methodology sound. The Urban Institute, a think tank, projected that from 2014 to 2019, the law will save states and localities $43 billion to $85 billion on uncom-

pered the efforts of immigration-control proponents to effectively do away with “birthright citizenship” for the offspring of illegal immigrants. On the federal level, two Republican senators, David Vitter of Louisiana and Rand Paul of Kentucky, want to accomplish it by amending the Constitution — allowing automatic citizenship only if a child has at least one parent who already is a citizen, a legal permanent resident or an active-duty soldier. On the state level, Metcalfe, joined by lawmakers from 40 others states, is promoting a package of model legislation under the rubric “National Security Begins At Home.” Among those suggested bills: In lieu of automatic citizenship, states would issue distinctly marked birth certificates for the newborns of illegal immigrants, to distinguish them from U.S. citizens. Pointing out that immigration policy is a federal prerogative, immigrant advocates say that such proposals are beyond the scope of state lawmakers’ authority, not to mention unconstitutional. Metcalfe’s “model (birth certificate) statute claims not to confer any particular benefit or penalty on the basis of the different markings,” said Alison Parker, U.S. program director for Human Rights Watch, an international advocacy group. But “differentiating citizens on the basis of their parents’ immigration status would inevitably result in discriminatory treatment.” Supporters of birthright citizenship — including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Migration Policy Institute and the

be discounted. “I think it would be a mistake to dismiss without significance the estimates of skeptics who think things will be more expensive than CBO estimates,” Aaron said. “Just as it would be a mistake to dismiss the estimates of those who believe the costs will be lower and the savings higher.” Medicaid is the third-largest domestic program, behind Social Security and Medicare. Last year, it accounted for 8 percent of federal spending, compared with 20 percent for Social Security and 15 percent for Medicare. On average, states spend about 16 percent of their general fund budgets on Medicaid. That’s second only to elementary and secondary education, which eats up an average of 45 percent of most state budgets.

Constitutional Accountability Center — have hit back hard, issuing white papers on the 14th Amendment’s intent, organizing pro-immigrant rallies and running radio ads. According to a 2010 Pew Hispanic Center analysis, undocumented immigrants comprise slightly more than 4 percent of adults in the U.S. But because of their youth and high birthrates, they produce an estimated 8 percent of the approximately 4.3 million babies born annually. What is the real anchoring power of “anchor babies?” Advocates contend it is overblown. U.S.-born children cannot “protect their parents from deportation,” the Immigration Policy Center’s analysis stated. “Every year the U.S. deports thousands of parents of U.S. citizens.” Those children can sponsor their parents for permanent residency, but not before age 21. In most cases, if the petition is granted, the parents would still have to leave the U.S. for at least 10 years — the penalty for having been here illegally in the first place. The center’s report concluded: “Undocumented immigrants do not come to the U.S. to give birth as part of a 31-year plan.”

But birthright citizenship does have its benefits. In households with typically low incomes, the infants are immediately eligible for Medicaid and other government benefits — even though their parents are not. In arguing for his legislative agenda, Metcalfe stresses the economic impact. The estimated 140,000 illegal immigrants in Pennsylvania, he said, drain state coffers to the tune of $1.4 billion a year — much of it to cover uncompensated emergency-room services for people “who shouldn’t be on our soil in the first place.” In 2006, Jack Ludmir, chief of obstetrics at Pennsylvania Hospital, founded a pre-natal clinic for immigrant women, Latina Community Health Services. He sees about 50 women a week, who pay on a sliding scale that averages $5, but nothing at all if they can’t afford it. He writes their names in an oldschool notebook. Not all are Latina; he has had patients from Egypt and Pakistan. Ludmir doesn’t ask their immigration status. But based on their lack of Social Security numbers, he estimates that at See AMEND, Page 8E

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Although illegal immigrants are not entitled to publicly funded health benefits, hospitals cannot turn away any woman in labor. “I am not a politician,� Ludmir said. “I am not here to argue that the borders should be tighter. That is not my fight. “But the law is the law, and unless Metcalfe and others change it,� he said, these children “are U.S. citizens.� One of his patients is 27-yearold Navora Popoca, who has children born on both sides of the border in what demographers call a “mixed-status� family. Like Lizbeth Ramos and most other Mexican immigrants in the Philadelphia area, Popoca comes from a town near Puebla, where she gave birth to a son in 2001. That year, her husband Roberto, a laborer on a corn farm in Mexico, made his way into the U.S.; working in factories and as a landscaper, he could earn as much per hour here as in a whole day in Mexico. In 2003, Navora crossed the Sonora Desert into Arizona and eventually arrived in Philadelphia. About a year later, she gave birth to twin girls at Temple University Hospital. On a recent day, Ludmir performed an ultrasound examination for what will be her fourth child, due in June. Because of low income, the U.S.-born twins are eligible for Medicaid, but not the rest of the family, including the Mexicanborn son. “With the girls, if they have any medical issues they can just go to the doctor� and it will be paid, she said. “My boy can’t.�








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Your mom, and the government, say it’s the most important meal of the day.Butfortravelers,breakfastisoften an afterthought, something to be microwaved at the chain motel morning buffet or scarfed from a doughnut or bagel shop. Breaking away for a local breakfast is one of the best ways to experience therealfoodofregionsacrosstheUnited States. Here are a few of my favorite spots from years of mornings croaking “coffee, please” on the road. • Perly’s, Richmond, Va.: It’s all about the biscuits at Perly’s. Eggs are great. Bacon is great. Southern (salty) ham is good. Pancakes are great. But the biscuits. What is it about the South that can turn out these little white lumps of heaven with a golden top like nowhere else?111E Grace St. 804-6492779 • Mama Dip’s, Chapel Hill, N.C.: It’s almost worth becoming a Tarheel just tobeabletogotoMamaDip’swhenever you want for sweet-potato biscuits and grits for breakfast. Mama Dip is the nickname for Mildred Council, 81, who started cooking in local homes in 1939 and eventually opened her own place. The restaurant’s slogan is “Put a taste of the South in your mouth.” 408 W. Rosemary St.; or 919-942-5837. • Duran’s Central Pharmacy, Albuquerque, N.M.: You can get your nasal spray or deodorant up front, but most ofthepeoplecominginareheadingtoward the restaurant in back. The breakfast special is cheese enchiladas topped with a fried egg. You’ll find plenty of Mexican specialties here, along with the usual “American” breakfast regulars. 1815 Central Ave. NW, Old Town. 505-247-4141 • The Original Pantry, Los Angeles: The landmark downtown diner is owned by former mayor Richard Riordan. It’s a leftover of Raymond Chandler-era Los Angeles and is beloved by everyone from Lakers fans heading to Staples Center to working guys at the counter. It’s primarily a steak spot, so mornings are meaty, too. You can eat here any time: the Pantry brags, “We never close.” 877 S. Figueroa St.; or 213-972-9279. •It’sTopsCoffeeShop,SanFrancisco: Like a lot of great travel finds, I stumbled on this place when I got very lost driving too far up Market Street one morning. I saw this 1935-vintage,



fter his father’s death in 1917, Wilkes-Barre native Franz Kline spent six years at Girard College, a Philadelphia boarding school “for fatherless boys.” Assigned to train for foundry work there, he was not the best of students. But by the time he was ready for high school, his mother had remarried and was able to bring her son home to Carbon County. As a student at Lehighton High School, at last the young man found his niche. “He earned an ‘A’ in art,” said Dick Smith of Wilkes-

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1. Franz Kline (center), with his sister Louise and brother Frederick. They lived in Wilkes-Barre during their early years. Franz was born in the family home on West River Street. 2. Kline will be the topic of a lecture at the Westmoreland Club. 3. As a student at Lehighton High School, Franz Kline’s cartoons decorated the yearbook 4. Dick Smith of Wilkes Barre is putting together a small exhibit of the work of Franz Kline, to be displayed in conjunction with the lecture. CLARK VAN ORDEN PHOTOS/THE TIMES LEADER


Ed Helms brings the spirit of Scranton to NBC hit comedy By AMY LONGSDORF For The Times Leader

Scranton takes a lot of ribbing on “The Office,” the hit series set but not shot in Northeastern Pennsylvania. But to hear one star, Ed Helms, tell it, the cast members have a healthy respect for their characters’ home base. Helms, who plays Andy Bernard, points to the show’s “Sweeney Todd” episode in which the action revolved around an amateur production of the Sondheim classic. Originally, the company was to slaughter the musical numbers deliberately, but as the episode came together, the cast members opted to perform razorsharp renditions of “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd,” “Johanna” and “By The Sea.” “What I loved about that epi-

“There is a lot of excitement on the set about what’s next. I think there will be a lot of episodes featuring different characters competing for Michael’s job." Ed Helms Andy Bernard of ‘The Office’

sode is that we all made a decision to do the play within the show very well,” says Helms, whose “Office” character is the most musically talented. “There was a discussion of, like, “Maybe it should be bad because it’s community theater, and it’s, you know, Scranton, Pennsylvania, and (our characters) aren’t good actors.’ “But then we started asking

why? ‘Why aren’t there good actors in Scranton, Pennsylvania? Why can’t they be capable communitytheater actors? And wouldn’t that be more exhilarating to watch, as a fan of the show?’ “So we wound up going in that direction. And I’m really enormously proud of that episode.” As anyone who’s a fan of the series knows, boss Michael Scott (Steve Carell) will depart Dun-

der Mifflin Paper Company this spring, four episodes before the season-seven finale airs. A number of “Office” mates are likely to be in contention for the big job, including Andy (Helms) and Dwight (Rainn Wilson). “There is a lot of excitement on the set about what’s next,” Helms notes. “I think there will be a lot of episodes featuring different characters competing for Michael’s job. … It’s one of the most fun stories that we’ve had an opportunity to tell on the show in a long time — and one of the biggest — so they’re going to milk it.” Even if Helms’ character

Actor Ed Helms kisses a cardboard cutout of himself as he poses at the premiere of ’Cedar Rapids’ during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. AP PHOTO

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doesn’t ascend the throne to become Scranton branch manager, the actor is having a big year. He’ll reprise his role as the hapless dentist in “The Hangover 2,” due May 26, and he’ll pop up in the Duplass Brothers comedy “Jeff Who Lives At Home.” First up, though, Helms does the leading-man thing in the wry comedy “Cedar Rapids,” which opened locally on Friday. He stars as Tim Lippe, a naïve insurance agent who cuts loose during a

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convention in the big city thanks to a trio (John C. Reilly, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Anne Heche) of new pals. “The screenplay immediately resonated with me because it’s just about a guy who’s intrinsically good and desperate to stay good but who’s so unaware of how the world works,” Helms says. “And I actually really relate to that. I kind of feel like I stumble through the world, just constantly wondering why people act the way they do. “Tim is sort of, like, ‘Why is this this way? How did that get there? Who made this?’ He has a wide-eyed confusion, and that’s something that I actually have,

too, but I just do a better job of hiding it than Tim does.” Unlike a lot of modern comedies, “Cedar Rapids” never forgets to balance the raunchy with the sweet. With its emphasis on unexpected friendship, the comedy occasionally resembles ‘The Wizard of Oz’ of corporate satires. “There’s a warmth to the movie and a hopefulness,” Helms notes. “And I like that. I like putting that kind of energy out there.”

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There is even some work he created as a teen. “This is what he did for the yearbook,” Smith said, showing samples of the cartoon-like drawings Kline had sketched to represent student athletes, a student thespian and the like. You’ll be able to see many images of the artist’s work when the Historical Society hosts “Franz Kline: Coal and Steel,” a lecture set for March 23 at the Westmoreland Club in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The event will include a dinner, a display of Kline memorabilia Smith is putting together and a talk by Robert S. Mattison, professor of art history at Lafayette College in Easton and curator-at-large for the Allentown Art Museum. Mattison, who plans to bring 50 to 100 images of Kline’s work to the lecture, said the artist’s paintings are dynamic and forceful, expressing the power and the destructiveness of modern industry. “I think he saw both sides of the coin,” Mattison said. “It’s all connected to those feelings of being brought up in anthracite country.” “He would have seen the coal breakers, the trestles and trains and slag heaps when he was growing up,” Mattison said. “Palmerton, Pa.” is one of his famous paintings, and it’s a kind of tanny/yellow painting. People associate it with the ‘golden light’ of America, but it has more to do with the zinc that destroyed the vegetation,” the professor continued, explaining Kline actually mixed the element zinc into his paints. Some of his best known work is black-and-white abstract expressionism. In those paintings, Mattison said, “Kline found a language to reveal those feelings he had about modernity as a whole. It was forceful and tragic at the same time.” The artist, who spent his ear-

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This 1938 woodcut by Franz Kline depicts a winter scene in New York City, complete with an evergreen tree getting transported in a horse-drawn vehicle.

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soon became clear that Monte Leon is far enough from the beaten track that relatively few people visit. We passed only a couple of families but it felt as though we were pretty much alone. The sparseness, combined with the strange plants and the remoteness of the location lent the park — and Patagonia in general — an otherworldly feel. Soon we were among a thriving cluster of penguins that was busily feeding, preening and tending to chicks. Some were nesting right at the edge of the path — we could have touched them if we’d wanted to. Fluffy chicks waited patiently in their burrows as their parents filed up and down toward the Atlantic in search of fish.

MONTE LEON NATIONAL PARK: monteleon.htm. Free admission. GETTING THERE: Aerolineas Argentinas and its co-branded domestic air carrier Austral offer flights from Buenos Aires to points in Patagonia and elsewhere in Argentina. Monte Leon is about 150 miles north on Route 3 from Rio Gallegos.

RIO GALLEGOS CAR RENTALS: and SEASONS: The seasons in Argentina are opposite to the Northern Hemisphere. Penguins can be seen August to April, with summer and peak tourism season in Patagonia from December to February.

I’ve only ever seen penguins in the zoo, but witnessing countless thousands of the birds dotted along the beach and shuffling around was truly magical. A park ranger told us that the biggest enemies of the penguins are not actually pumas, but commercial fishing, pollution and disease. We rounded off our visit with a welcome cup of hot chocolate and a slice of pizza in a cozy restaurant run by a friendly retired couple, then took a short drive

farther north to a small oil town called Piedra Buena. If you’re not camping, it’s the nearest place with lodging and a good jumpingoff point for further forays into Patagonia. Other attractions that bring tourists to the region include the massive and betterknown penguin colony at Punto Tombo, near Puerto Madryn; the Perito Moreno glacier in El Calafate, and Torres del Paine, Andean peaks on the other side of the Chilean border that attract hikers and climbers.




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hether you agree that Martin Scorsese is the greatest filmmaker of his generation, there can be little argument that he’s the most loquacious. His presence in documentaries and on video commentaries about movies, his own and those of others, can seem as ubiquitous as that of film critic and historian Richard Schickel.

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As the title of Bing West’s new book suggests, “The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan” argues that the U.S. military has been harnessed to a strategy that is bound to fail in what has become this country’s longest war. The strategy in question is counterinsurgency, which is based here on the notion that if the U.S. protects Afghan population centers and provides infrastructure projects — schools, roads, clinics — the Afghans, out of gratitude, will join the Americans in opposing the Taliban. The strategy has worked well in Iraq’s Anbar province by convincing tribal leaders to switch sides, West asserts, but it does not fit Afghanistan. The Pashtuns are too splintered in their social structure, with too many tribes and local rivalries. A former Marine and former assistant secretary of Defense in the Reagan admin-

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Magellan penguins dot the shoreline of a rookery at Monte Leon National Park, Argentina. Monte Leon is Argentina’s newest national park. The former sheep ranch was purchased in 2001 through a donation made by Kristine Tompkins, the ex-CEO of the Patagonia outdoor-clothing company, who is working with her husband, Doug Tompkins, to create vast swaths of conservation areas in both Chilean and Argentine Patagonia.

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ONTE LEON NATIONAL PARK, Argentina — The sign at the start of the trail was a little disconcerting: If you see a puma, don’t run. Maintain eye contact, shout loudly, raise your jacket over your head and tell a park ranger. It seemed like a lot to remember should a hungry cat come loping down from the sandy hills. Would I unzip my jacket in time? What if I forgot to make eye contact? Fortunately for visitors meandering down along this patch of the Patagonian coastline in southern Argentina, the pumas are interested in a different type of biped — namely the black-andwhite waddling kind. The penguins who live here were also what brought my wife and me to Monte Leon, the only national park along Argentina’s sinuous Atlantic coast. We had driven here from the coastal city of Rio Gallegos, on a road through the mottled brown steppe that characterizes much of the Patagonian landscape, where endless, gently undulating

coastline, and is home to sea birds, sea lions, elephant seals, guanacos (which are like llamas), ostrich-like rhea and many other creatures including the penguinsnacking puma. Over the years, such biodiverse riches have attracted their share of plunderers. The road into the park is a 15mile stretch of uneven dirt and stones. An all-wheel drive vehicle with a protected underside is essential in Patagonia. Though most main roads in the region are now paved, plenty remain covered in loose, churning rubble that would make quick work of a regular car. It’s important to book your vehicle ahead online; we didn’t and spent a nerve-racking Saturday in early January, peak season, looking for a rental. We ended up paying top dollar for what was seemed to be the only remaining rental truck in Rio Gallegos. But the Toyota Hi-Lux did travel the dirt roads into Monte


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