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‘Susquehanna Landing’ vision may be linked to Sterling If Hotel Sterling is razed, it may take 10-year-old image for downtown block with it. By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES jandes@timesleader.com

the corner of Market and River streets would be converted into residential units with a new hotel or residential facility rising from the now-vacant lot at its rear. A parkade would be sandwiched inside the block, somehow incorporating the four-story Luzerne County-owned Springbrook Water Co. building fronting North Franklin Street. Covered, elevated walkways

Nearly a decade ago, it was dubbed the “Susquehanna Landing,” a grand vision for an important downtown WilkesBarre block packed with historic properties. The original Hotel Sterling at See STERLING, Page 8A

INSIDE • Ohio hotel saved, 8A • Preservation group monitors Sterling project, 8A • Wyoming Bank building beckons, 9A • River Street project in works, 9A

Coal Street is the true gateway to Wilkes-Barre

By ANDREW M. SEDER aseder@timesleader.com

To Harris, the historic concrete bridge is the gateway to his hometown, much like it was when it opened 82 years ago. But to others, the Market Street entrance to the city might be the prettiest, it might be the most iconic and it might be the

Standing on the western side of the Market Street Bridge looking east at the Wilkes-Barre skyline, Gary Harris pauses from his morning jog to take in what a local chamber of commerce official calls “our primary post card view.” See GATEWAY, Page 9A

Don’t call new congressmen pair of twins Lou Barletta and Tom Marino bring their different backgrounds, concerns and personal styles to Washington. By JONATHAN RISKIND Times Leader Washington Bureau

Area native helps train Afghans to defend towns DAVE KONOPKI dkonopki@timesleader.com

The nationally published photo of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Mike Viti leading the U.S. Secretary of Defense on a tour of a key battleground in Afghanistan didn’t surprise those who know the former Berwick High School and West Point football standout. Not his fellow soldiers. Not his family. And not his high school football coach. From elementary school to his standout playing days at Berwick, from his remarkable career at the U.S. Military Academy to firefights in the battlefields of southern Afghanistan, Viti has always been a leader. “Mike has the qualities to be a

general someday,” said former Berwick football coach George Curry, who coached Viti in the early 2000s. “He’s everything you want in a young man. He loves challenges. He doesn’t fear anything. And he believes in his country. Mike is a great young man.” The 25-year-old Viti – who passed on an opportunity to pursue a career in the National Football League in order to lead his fellow troops in a combat zone – is serving with the 4th Infantry Division at Combat Outpost Kowall, located west of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Viti and his fellow soldiers recently returned to Fort Carson, Colo., for a two-week leave.

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WASHINGTON – They are a pair of Republican freshmen lawmakers. They swept into the U.S. House of Representatives, along with dozens of other newly elected Republicans, last November on a wave of voter anx- Barletta iety and anger that resulted in the GOP recapturing a majority. They both pledge to slash federal spending, shrink the size of government and restore fiscal discipline by attacking the federal deficit and national debt. But that doesn’t mean Reps. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, and Marino Tom Marino, R-Cogan Station, See CONGRESS, Page 7A

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he 12th Annual Geisinger Gala was held Saturday at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre. More than 350 guests attended the fundraiser for the neonatal intensive care unit. The Geisinger Northeast Auxiliary holds the yearly event with the goal of raising $1 million for the unit, set to open this year at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Many chose formal dress for the event, including, from left, Ron Simms of WilkesBarre; John Buckley, Geisinger Northeast chief administrative officer; Dr. Al Casale, Geisinger Wyoming Valley chief of cardiac surgery. For Click photos, see Page 12A.

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POLICE BLOTTER

Scarcella, 48, of Hazleton, will be charged with driving under the influence after he crashed his 1995 Geo Tracker on state HAZLETON – City police Route 940 Wednesday night, charged Michael Verbitsky, 23, state police at Hazleton said. of East Chapel Street with Scarcella was traveling west breaking into a house on Carson on the roadway when he lost Street Thursday night and steal- control and struck a residence, ing copper pipes and valves. state police said. He was wearPolice said a neighbor report- ing a seat belt and was not ined seeing a man enter the house jured. through a rear basement door. State police said an odor of When police went to the house, alcoholic beverage was detected another witness told them the on Scarcella’s breath and he was man was coming out of the front taken to the state police bardoor. Police took Verbitsky into racks for a breath test. State custody and searched the house police said Scarcella was found where they noticed pipes misto have a blood alcohol content sing from the boiler system and over the legal limit of 0.08 pera pillow case containing lengths cent. State police said he will of copper pipers and valves. also be charged with a traffic Verbitsky was charged with violation for failing to drive burglary, criminal trespass and properly within the lane of travtheft by unlawful taking. He was el. committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for HANOVER TWP. – Sandy lack of $5,000 bail. Walp, the director of Kinder-

WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following: • Mario Fernandes, 35, of Tobin Lane, Edwardsville, faces a charge of criminal trespass Thursday night after police said he was seen leaving an apartment on East Chestnut Street that was ordered closed by the city. • Heather Lingenfelter, of Winter Lane said a window was broken at her residence Thursday. • Jessica McGoldrick, of West Carey Street, Plains Township, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia Thursday afternoon when police came in contact with her on South Franklin Street. • Amy Lomerson of Solomon Street said on Thursday that her wallet was taken from her vehicle. • William Jones, 51, of Marlborough Avenue will be charged with theft of services for allegedly throwing household garbage in a trash bin on the property of PSC on South Main Street on Thursday afternoon. • Henry Hobbs, 24, of Curtain Street, Dupont and Edwin Delgado, 40, of Bronx, N.Y. were charged with public drunkenness after police said they were intoxicated on South Washington Street on Friday afternoon. • A window was broken Thursday night at Main Street Hardware on South Main Street. • John Sims, 23, of Poplar Street will charged with receiving stolen property after police said they saw wheels and rims reported stolen from Eugene Suda in Hanover Township on a Jeep belonging to Sims. • Soraya Cody of WilkesBarre was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after being involved in a motor vehicle accident early Friday morning at the intersection of South River and West Market streets. • Police were called to a break-in and an attempted break-in of two bars in the city’s North End late Thursday night and early Friday morning. Officers responded to a call of breaking glass at the Saloon on North Main Street around 12:15 a.m. Friday. They saw broken glass on the ground from the front door and a man inside the bar. When he spotted police he fled out a rear door. The man was described as white, with gray and black hair on the sides and bald on top, wearing a black jacket over a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. A neighbor near Spernoga’s Hideaway on East Chestnut reported seeing a man with a similar description trying to pry open door at the bar around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. She said the man was white, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, with an average build, bald with gray and black hair, a mustache, wearing a black jacket over a hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Care on South Main Street, told police an employee, Melissa Lyn Kirwan, of Larksville, was driving a Chevrolet bus Thursday afternoon when the windshield was shattered by a rock thrown at the vehicle. The bus was on the Sans Souci Parkway in the area of Willow Street at the time. The bus was empty and Kirwan was not injured. HAZLE TWP. – A 16-year-old male student at the Hazleton Career Center will be charged with theft and receiving stolen property for taking a teacher’s cellular phone valued at approximately $350, state police at Hazleton said. The student took the teacher’s phone from her desk during class the morning of March 1, state police said. It was later recovered and the student was identified, state police said.

HAZLE TWP. – A 16-year-old male student who punched a 17-year-old male student in a restroom at Hazleton Area High School on Thursday afternoon will be charged with harassment and disorderly conduct, state police at Hazleton said. HAZLE TWP. – State police are investigating the reported theft of a credit card belonging to Mary Clatch-Slattery, 55, of Pardeesville Road. The woman’s card was reported used at a BonTon store in Queensbury, N.Y. on Nov. 13, 2010. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact state police at Hazleton at 570 459-3890.

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LOTTERY SUMMARY Daily Number, Midday Sunday: 9-8-8 Monday: 5-3-1 Tuesday: 0-7-1 Wednesday: 0-9-7 Thursday: 6-6-6 Friday: 0-0-2 Saturday: 9-4-8 Big Four, Midday Sunday: 6-8-4-3 Monday: 7-5-0-2 Tuesday: 1-6-4-8 Wednesday: 6-5-1-7 Thursday: 8-3-9-0 Friday: 4-3-0-0 Saturday: 3-7-8-7 Quinto, Midday Sunday: 9-5-2-1-1 Monday: 2-4-8-1-8 Tuesday: 2-4-6-5-2 Wednesday: 7-9-0-4-9 Thursday: 8-3-3-0-9 Friday: 5-0-4-9-1 Saturday: 2-3-6-1-7

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Around Town Bikes held its seventh annual appreciation party Saturday at the Wilkes-Barre bike shop, which is providing bikes for the city’s Bike Share Program. For Click photos, see Page 12A.

Bike shop holds appreciation party By B. GARRET ROGAN Times Leader Correspondent

WILKES-BARRE – Around Town Bikes held its seventh annual customer appreciation party Saturday night. What began as a grand opening party in the spring of 2004 has evolved into a yearly celebration for business owners who hope to see their store as a more of a community fixture than simply another place to shop. Roughly 150 people were expected to attend Saturday night’s party, which featured live music from the Bog Swing Band, home-cooked food and drinks. “We try to hold it each year for the beginning of what we feel is cycling season,” co-owner Tom Jones said. He characterized his business as being one of “steady growth” despite the overall economic downturn. “We hit a period of readjustment in the fall of 2008, as did everyone, but we

made some adjustments and we’ve come out stronger,” Jones said. He feels that business was aided by what he described as “the rising profile” of biking. “I think I heard someone say, biking is the new golf,” Jones said. He then pointed to the prolific place biking has taken in pop culture, from commercials to the cancer awareness raised by Lance Armstrong, as an example of the rising profile. Around Town Bikes has also done a lot to raise its own profile in the area. The large orange and blue building, rising from the area between the Polish Union Building on North Main Street and Coughlin High School on North Washington Street, is one of the most recognizable in Wilkes-Barre. Around Town Bikes is also heavily involved with the upcoming city bike-share program that is starting this year. The dozen or so bikes

that will be provided free of charge for daytime rentals were sold to the bike share committee by Around Town Bikes. The store is also helping out with maintenance. Prices for adult bicycles at Around Town Bikes range from $300 to thousands of dollars depending on the degree to which a cyclist wants his bike specialized. Adams attended courses in Ashland, Ore., to learn how to customize bike frames. The metropolitan areas of Oregon are some of the most active biking areas in the country. Their involvement in the bike-share program, the expert level repair service and Saturday night’s party are all things that come together to help out with Adams and Jones’ goal of raising the level of biking activity available in the Wyoming Valley. “This is what we do best and you have to do what you do best for your community,” Jones said.

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OBITUARIES

HANOVER TWP. – Township police Friday charged Shawn Kishbaugh, 24, of Second Street, Nescopeck, with violating a protection from abuse order. Police said they were dispatched to a report of a domestic dispute at a residence on Scureman Street around 3:20 a.m. and found Kishbaugh on the front porch of his ex-girlfriend’s residence. She told police she arrived home and found Kishbaugh hiding on the porch. Police confirmed that there was a no contact order issued against Kishbaugh. He was taken into custody and committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail.

WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following: • A representative of WilkesBarre General Hospital reported that $715 was removed from a change safe in the hospital’s dietary department between 5:15 p.m. Friday and 7:45 a.m. Saturday. • Police said someone scratched several vehicles parked in the body shop parking lot at Motorworld, 150 Motorworld Dr., Saturday. • Olanda Carter, of South Meade Street, said Harold Hunt, 56, of North Sherman Street, struck her in the face at 145 N. Sherman St. at 7:33 p.m. Friday. SUGARLOAF TWP. – State Hunt will be cited for harasspolice at Hazleton are investiment, police said. gating a reported burglary of a • Anthony Ruff of Beekman residence on Wyndgate BouleStreet said his vehicle was envard. tered while parked on Hillman Dennis and Joan Rochelle reported their home was broken Street sometime between 10 into sometime between noon on p.m. Friday and noon Saturday. March 24 and 5:30 p.m. Wednes- Medication and $4 in change were taken, said Ruff, and the day. The rear basement door dashboard was damaged in an was pried open and a Wii game attempt to remove the stereo. console and an Acer laptop There was no estimate on the computer were taken. total amount of damage done to HAZLE TWP. – Michael the vehicle.

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manda Zaniesienko, center, of Bethlehem, shows 8-year-old Mercedes Hughes how to paint Saturday afternoon during the Jenni Sunshine Foundation’s fundraiser and food drive. The event and the foundation benefit the area youth and the arts, and the food drive benefited the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre. Looking at right is Amanda’s son, Adrian. The event was held in front of the Walmart Supercenter in Wilkes-Barre Township.

Police: 2 drivers in fatality did not have valid licenses Times Leader Staff

A Pittston man struck and killed by a bus after his car was involved in an accident on icy Interstate 380 last month did not have a valid driver’s license, state police said. Lamont Phillips, 41, was hit by a Martz bus the night of March 6 while he was standing next to the passenger side of his car talking to his wife, Rene, after his vehicle hit a sports utility vehicle that lost control on the slick

roadway in Clifton Township, Lackawanna County, state police said. The driver of the SUV had an international Chinese driver’s license that was not valid in the United States, state police said. The SUV driver, who was not identified, said he was traveling north on the roadway at 60 miles an hour when he lost control, state police said. He was issued a traffic citation for not having a valid license and given a warn-

ing for driving too fast for conditions. State police said Phillips’ Buick Century was stopped on the left side of the roadway. He and his car were struck by the bus as it swerved to avoid a Nissan Murano that had stopped in the right lane, state police said. The bus then hit a guardrail on the right side of the roadway and rolled over, injuring the driver and the 28 passengers on the bus.

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LOCAL Aiming for strike against cancer Mountain Top Butterflies relay team hosts bowl-a-thon benefit to fight the disease.

A fundraiser bowl-athon sponsored by the Mountain Top Butterflies team was held Saturday afternoon at Chacko’s Family Bowling Center in Wilkes-Barre. The event was held in preparation for the American Cancer Society’s ‘Relay For Life’ on May 21-22.

ing Center. . About 70 from the age of 4 to over 60 enjoyed an afternoon of fun, refreshments, and prizes all to support their friends and family members who are fighting cancer. “We have all been touched by cancer at one time or another,” said bowling event organizer Lisa Ayers of the Butterflies talking about the relay team members. Ayers serves as an active member of the committee that will help put together this year’s “Relay For Life.’’ She oversees the luminaries.

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WILKES-BARRE – One local community-based cancer support group held its second annual fundraiser to fight the disease on Saturday afternoon. The Mountain Top Butterflies, a relay team that participates in the American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life” held each year at Crestwood High School, hosted a bowl-a-thon at Chacko’s Family Bowl- See BOWL, Page 4A

PUBLIC SPIRIT

By MATT HUGHES and JERRY LYNOTT mhughes@timesleader.com jlynott@timesleader.com

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Harold Cameron talks about his campaign P ` ositively Crossing America and Back’ brain tumor charity walk at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Moosic. He was to depart for Wilkes-Barre Saturday. For Click photos, see Page 12A.

On the road to hope

To help others, a Lackawanna County man goes on a truly amazing walk. By JOHN KRISPIN jkrispin@timesleader.com

MOOSIC – Harold Cameron laughed at the brisk afternoon winds atop the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain. After all he has been through, he is happy and fortunate enough just to experience the day, even with the help of his walker. In promoting his book “Why I Walk,” Cameron will be walking, with assistance from his walker if needed, in different stretches across America. His quest is to raise awareness for those who live with tumors. “I’m overwhelmed that an ordinary

man from Scranton would be in this position,” said Cameron, 54, of Spring Brook Township. He has battled an acoustic neuroma tumor and a meningioma tumor since they were diagnosed in 2004. After several tests, both were found to be benign, but the effects of the pressure in his brain led to him experiencing a decrease in his motor skills. “It’s kind of like having a balloon inside your head blowing up,” said Cameron who over the next 18 months plans on venturing from coast to coast and back again, all in support of his book, published by Wilkes-Barre-based Kallisti Publishing. “It affects speech, memory, cognitive function, hearing and moods. Those are the areas that are affected by the tumors.”

“It’s kind of like having a balloon inside your head blowing up.” Harold Cameron Author, activist

But while he battles with his ailments on a daily basis, he is still a humbled man who takes this experience as a request from a higher power to better his surroundings. “Being disabled and being an advocate for thousands of people around the world, people recognize that I am a walking billboard of faith and of love. I’m just an ordinary man.” According to a press release, the donaSee WALK, Page 4A

Skrep’s wife gets rights to visitation

Carrie Skrepenak will be able to visit the couple’s two sons, but not their daughter. By MATT HUGHES mhughes@timesleader.com

A federal board sets a hearing on the complaint by nurses at General Hospital.

The union representing nurses at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, saying its members’ dues have not been collected by the operator of the hospital for more than a year in violation of a collective bargaining agreement. The NLRB in Philadelphia set a hearing By stopfor June 21 on the comping the plaint against the Wilkes-Barre Hospital dues deCo. LLC, doing busiduction ness as Wyoming Valley Health Care Syswithout tem. notificaThe complaint is the tion the latest round in the labor dispute between system the Pennsylvania Asso“has been ciation of Staff Nurses failing and and Allied Professionals and the health care refusing to system since the hospital and other assets of bargain the system became forcollective- profit operations when they were bought for ly” with million by Comthe union, $271 munity Health Systhe union tems Inc. of Franklin, Tenn. in May 2009. said. The union staged a one-day strike last December to protest the lack of progress in negotiating a new contract. It signed a 60-day memorandum of agreement with the new owner on May 1, 2009 that contained certain terms of the previous collective bargaining agreement including the dues check-off, the union said. In its complaint the union said the health care system stopped deducting union dues near the end of January 2010 without notifying the union. Under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement the dues were to be deducted from union members’ paychecks and sent to the union, the union said. By stopping the dues deduction without notification the system “has been failing and refusing to bargain collectively” with the union, the union said. Jim McGuire, a hospital spokesman, said the system has not seen the complaint and could not comment. Community Health Systems made known its intentions to expand its presence in Northeastern Pennsylvania with the purchase of Mercy Hospital in Scranton, Mercy Tyler Hospital in Tunkhannock and Mercy Special Care Hospital in Nanticoke. A Lackawanna County judge on Monday approved the $150 million sale, but the union joined the Service Employees International Union which represents Mercy workers in opposing the deal. In a press release Saturday about the complaint, Bill Cruice, executive director of the union, said Community Health Systems will make promises about how they will deal with nurses and employees, “but we have found that such promises were very quickly broken.”

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The former wife of incarcerated ex-Luzerne County Commissioner Greg Skrepenak has been granted limited visitation rights with two of the couple’s three children, a judge ordered Friday. Senior Judge Clinton W. Smith granted the visitation rights in a written modification of custody order, dated Thursday and filed in the Luzerne County Prothonotary’s Office Friday. Starting today, Carrie Skrepenak will be allowed to visit the Skrepenaks’ two sons, ages 14 and 16, for four hours on Sundays. The order does not pertain to the couple’s 12-year-old Carrie Skrepedaughter. nak, 42, filed Visits will be held in the a petition in presence of county court the children’s on Monday paternal asking the grandparents, Gregory and court to reBarbara Skre- store her penak, of Dal- visitation las, who have rights with all custody of the three of the children. Carrie Skre- children. penak, 42, filed a petition in county court on Monday asking the court to restore her visitation rights with all three of the children. In her petition, filed by attorney Fred Howe, Carrie Skrepenak said the children were transferred to the custody of the Skrepenaks after their father began serving a two-year federal prison sentence on a corruption charge. Carrie Skrepenak, who has a history of substance abuse, has served prison time for several arrests and probation violations related to those arrests. Most recently she was charged on Sept. 7 with possession of a controlled substance after police found her on the back porch of a city home with an empty packet of heroin. She was released from prison in January. Since then she says she has asked Gregory and Barbara Skrepenak to abide by a 2009 custody order that gave her custody on alternating weekends and certain holidays. The couple has refused her request to the detriment of the children, the petition said. Greg Skrepenak is currently serving a two-year prison sentence in federal prison in West Virginia.

Komen group awards $415,000 for cancer support, treatment The activist organization celebrates its 20th year with a gala at Mohegan Sun. By RALPH NARDONE Times Leader Correspondent

gan Sun Casino. Executive Director Dolly Woody, festooned in a long pink gown, said the celebration focused on the progress made in breast cancer treatment. In 1991, 74 percent of people diagnosed with breast cancer survived; in 2011, that number has climbed to 98 percent, Woody said. There are over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors worldwide, making it the largest survivor group, she added. “We are making a difference in breast cancer,” she said. “It is no longer the death sentence it was,” she said. About 160 guests attended, including breast cancer survivors, friends, family, medical professionals, and

Since it was founded 20 years ago, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliate of Northeastern Pennsylvania helped tens of thousands of people facing breast cancer and provided over $2.3 million for support and treatment programs in 17 counties. On Friday, the group awarded $415,000 in grant money to 16 nonprofit organizations with a similar mission. To celebrate its 20th year, the organization held a “Puttin’ on the Pink” gala on Saturday night at the Mohe- See KOMEN, Page 4A

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Colleen Morda, left, and Jacqueline Lacomis were two of the attendees at the ‘Puttin’ on the Pink’ gala at Mohegan Sun Casino Saturday.


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volunteers. They gathered in formal attire to enjoy a dinner and entertainment. At the end of the festivities, the Komen NEPA’s first “Light of Life” award was given to Dr. Eric Blomain for his work with local breast cancer patients, Woody said. Blomain was recognized for his focus on improving the quality of life of patients who often faced “mutilating” surgeries, she said. He understands the “urgency” these patients feel and has done great work in reconstruction, she added.

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This year’s relay will be the ninth annual one, she said. It is scheduled for May 21-22 and will include at least 15 teams who will participate to raise a target sum of approximately $75,000. Saturday’s event gave the members of the Butterflies an opportunity to treat their friends to a fun time, Ayer said. Her two daughters who attend Crestwood School District brought a lot of their friends for the event. She hoped about $500 would be raised on Saturday which will

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tions from his walk would help raise awareness concerning brain tumors and brain cancer, and raise funding for research, clinical trials and to provide assistance to people living with tumors and cancer. Also at Saturday’s event at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain were Annette and Jennifer McKeon of Scranton. They were there supporting Cameron’s cause and also their own Scranton-based nonprofit organi-

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“I’m flattered and humbled,” Blomain said. “I’m only doing my job. I guess I’m making some people happy.” Blomain lauded the work of the group saying how it has been a “tremendous help” in dropping the mortality rate for breast cancer patients. He added it was the only Komen affiliate in Pennsylvania up until 2005. Early detection remains the most important key to conquering breast cancer, Blomain said. About one in seven women will be affected by breast cancer, said. He advises all women to do regular self-examinations and talk with their primary care physicians about digital scans or other detection methods and their frequency.

Besides offering financial aid and support for breast cancer patients, Blomain said, Komen NEPA provides extensive educational programs as well. Woody said the management at the Mohegan Sun has been a “true partner in the fight.” To show their appreciation, Komen gave it the “Ignite the Cause” award. “They have gone above and beyond,” Woody said.

be provided for the American Cancer Society’s vital cancer cure research. The outreach support programs offered by the cancer society to help families cope with the devastation of a cancer diagnosis are also very important, she said. Debbie Artz, a cancer survivor participating in the event, said events like the bowl-a-thon are trying to raise the necessary money many cancer patients don’t have. “It can help people who can not afford the treatments they need,” she said. Artz said when cancer survivors get together they can support each other by sharing stories about their battle. The can-

cer society members will make offers to help anyone who has been diagnosed with the disease, she added. The bowling was strictly for fun, Ayers said. There were no best scores or placements. She pulled each team’s name randomly for prize drawings so everyone had a chance to win. Ayers thanked the management at Chacko’s for their accommodations. Karen Chacko, a member of the center’s staff said cancer benefit fundraisers are becoming increasingly popular. “Bowling is an activity anyone can do. It’s a good way to bring people together to enjoy two hours of fun,” she said.

zation, Aimee’s Army Childhood Cancer Foundation. Aimee Dickey was a 12-yearold girl who was diagnosed with a currently incurable, inoperable tumor based at the center of the brain stem in 2007. While she lived with the tumor, aware that it would some day overcome her, she started the foundation in hopes that other parents would never have to hear their child had cancer and that there was no cure. “Aimee didn’t want this (foundation) to be about her but for the kids in the future,” said her mother, Annette McKeon, who has joined her daughter’s founda-

tion with the Scranton Chamber of Commerce. “We are here to support Cameron, who heard what we were trying to do, and he said we should be here in support and for support.” After his scheduled route, Cameron had dinner set for the Oyster Restaurant in Genetti’s Hotel and Convention Center. After his steak and potato feast, his next step was to highlight the end of the second intermission during the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey game Saturday night, where he would be introduced to a large crowd and take a lap around the rink with walker in tow.

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PHOENIX — Flight attendants had begun to take drink orders when the explosion rocked the cabin. Aboard Southwest Flight 812, Shawna Malvini Redden covered her ears, then felt a brisk wind rush by. Oxygen masks fell, the cabin lost pressure and Redden, now suddenly lightheaded, fumbled to maneuver the mask in place. Then she prayed. And, instinctively, reached out to the stranger seated next to her in Row 8 as the pilot of the damaged aircraft began a rapid descent from some 34,400 feet in the sky. "I don’t know this dude but I was like, ’I’m going to just hold your hand,’" Redden, a 28-year-old doctoral student at Arizona State University, recalled Saturday, a day after her Phoenix-to-Sacramento flight was forced into an emergency landing at a military base in Yuma, Ariz., with a gaping hole in its fuse-

lage. No serious injuries were reported among the 118 people aboard , according to Southwest officials. What caused the part of the fuselage to rupture on the 15-year-old Boeing 737-300 was a mystery, and investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board arrived in Yuma on Saturday morning to begin an inquiry. Southwest, meanwhile, grounded about 80 similar planes in its fleet for inspections, and said that some 300 flights likely would be canceled Saturday because of the reduced fleet. Southwest operates about 170 of the 737-300s in its fleet of about 540 planes, but it replaced the aluminum skin on many of the 300s in recent years, spokeswoman Linda Rutherford said. The planes that were grounded Saturday have not had their skin replaced, she said. Julie O’Donnell, an aviation safety

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spokeswoman for Seattle-based Boeing Commercial Airplanes, confirmed “a hole in the fuselage and a depressurization event” in the latest incident but declined to speculate on what caused it. There are a total of 288 Boeing 737-

300s currently operating in the U.S. fleet, and 931 operate worldwide, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Southwest officials said the Arizona plane had undergone all inspections required by the FAA.

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Catholic policeman, 25, who had A just joined Northern Ireland’s police force was killed Saturday when a

booby-trap bomb exploded as he got into his car, police and neighbors said. No group claimed responsibility. But police and politicians blamed Irish Republican Army dissidents who have repeatedly planted bombs underneath the private cars of off-duty police officers, particularly new Catholic recruits, in a bid to stop cross-community support for law and order. Until Saturday, such booby-trap attacks had badly maimed two other officers but killed nobody. The IRA dissidents have stressed their determination to target any Irish Catholics who join the Northern Ireland police force. Building Catholic support for the once Protestant-dominated police force is a central goal of Northern Ireland’s peace process.

Riot kills nine protesters in second day of deadly violence in Afghanistan. By AMIR SHAH Associated Press

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Ship regained from pirates A United Arab Emirates anti-terrorist unit has wrested control of a ship from pirates in the Arabian Sea, state-run media reported Saturday. The bulk carrier MV Arrilah-1 came under attack Friday while en route from Australia to Dubai’s Jebel Ali port, according to the WAM news agency. The agency said Saturday the UAE’s special forces, backed by the air force, regained control of the ship off the coast of Oman. The pirates surrendered as the troops boarded the UAEflagged ship, which is owned by the Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company. The pirates are under guard and will be handed over to Emirati authorities on arrival at Jebel Ali, WAM quoted an official as saying. BEIRUT

Dozens of arrests made Syrian security agents tightened safety measures and made sweeping arrests Saturday as President Bashar Assad tried to cut off two weeks of deadly pro-democracy protests that are threatening his family’s ruling dynasty. The death toll from two weeks of protests was around 80 people, after at least seven were killed Friday in clashes with security forces. Authorities began arresting dozens of people, mostly in and around the capital, Damascus, after the protests broke up and into early Saturday, activists said. They asked that their names not be used for fear of reprisals. PASCAGOULA, MISS.

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The Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. a $1.5 billion contract to build the tenth amphibious assault vessel in the Landing Platform Dock series. Most of the work on the USS John P. Murtha will be performed at the company’s shipyard in Pascagoula. Huntington Ingalls is a spinoff company from defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. The amphibious assault vessels are 684 feet long and serviced by a crew of 350 sailors. Each ship can carry up to 800 Marines into assault operations and has a flight deck that can handle helicopters and the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.

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Radioactive water leaks into sea Crack discovered at nuclear plant in Japan as prime minister surveys tsunami damage in villages By EUGENE HOSHIKO and JAY ALABASTER Associated Press

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan — Highly radioactive water was leaking into the sea Saturday from a crack discovered at a nuclear power plant destabilized by last month’s earthquake and tsunami, a new setback as frustrated survivors of the disasters complained that Japan’s government was paying too much attention to the nuclear crisis. The contaminated water will quickly

dissipate into the sea and is not expected to cause any health hazard. Nevertheless, the disturbing discovery points at the unexpected problems that can crop up and continue to hamper technicians trying to control the crisis. Word of the leak came as Prime Minister Naoto Kan toured the town of Rikuzentakata, his first trip to survey damage in one of the dozens of villages, towns and cities slammed by the March 11 tsunami that followed a magnitude 9.0 earthquake. “The government has been too focused on the Fukushima power plant AP PHOTO rather than the tsunami victims. Both Woman reacts beneath a car hanging deserve attention,” said 35-year-old Megumi Shimanuki, who was visiting her on a fence in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, Japan, Saturday. family.

KABUL, Afghanistan — Anger over the burning of the Muslim holy book at a Florida church fueled a second day of deadly violence half a world away in Afghanistan, where demonstrators set cars and shops ablaze Saturday in a riot that killed nine protesters, officials said. The church’s desecration of the Quran nearly two weeks ago has outraged millions of Muslims and others worldwide, fueling anti-American sentiment that is further straining ties between the Afghan government and the West. The uproar even brought violence to the normally peaceful northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Friday, when a crowd of protesters — apparently infiltrated by insurgents — stormed a U.N. compound in an outpouring that left four Afghan protesters and seven foreign U.N. employees dead. The top U.N. envoy in Afghanistan, Staffan de Mistura, said the organization had no plans to evacuate. It would, however, temporarily redeploy 11 staff members from Maraz-i-Sharif to Kabul “This is not an evacuation, it is a temporary redeployment because the office is not functioning. We will be ready to go back as soon as we can establish an office that is secure enough,” he told reporters. The Quran was burned March 20, but many Afghans only found out about it when Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the desecration four days later.

Ivory Coast leader fights calls for resistance to defend power Most of country controlled by Laurent Gbagbo’s opponent.

By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and MARCO CHOWN OVED Associated Press

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — With most of the country now controlled by his opponent, and with both his home and the presidential palace surrounded, Ivory Coast’s

strongman Laurent Gbagbo on Saturday issued a final call to arms, fighting to defend his 10year grip on power. Plagued by mass defections inside his ranks including that of his top commander, Gbagbo appeared defeated just hours earlier.

But the armed group aiming to install the country’s democratically elected leader, Alassane Ouattara, faced a major setback when Gbagbo’s troops retook the state television station after they had held it for more than 12 hours. The battle for Abidjan, the coun-

try’s most important city, has come at a terrible price. On Tuesday, the day after Ouattara’s forces took the western town of Duekoue, intercommunal fighting broke out, killing at least 800 people, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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HARRISBURG — As they step up efforts to sell Tom Corbett’s cost-slashing, no-new taxes budget plan to a wary Legislature, the new governor and his team are increasingly pinning blame for Pennsylvania’s fiscal problems on former Gov. Ed Rendell — even if the facts are not always on their side. Last week, Corbett criticized his Democratic predecessor for using temporary federal stimulus money to sustain increases in

public education funding, although it was openly debated and approved by the Legislature. He accused him of not doing enough to fix ailing bridges, despite Rendell’s authorization of hundreds of millions of dollars a year in additional funding. And a Corbett Cabinet nominee accused the previous administration of mismanaging the social-services safety net without offering solid evidence to back up the charge. “Gov. Corbett is trying to pass a deeply unpopular budget that raises local property taxes and college tuition while giving the gas drillers and corporate interests a huge break — and he’s getting desperate,” said Ian Rosenblum, a former policy aide to Rendell. The Republican governor

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Rendell says federal stimulus money came with strings saying what it should be used for.

promised in his campaign not to raise state taxes or fees if elected, despite bipartisan projections of a multibillion-dollar shortfall in tax collections as the stimulus money dries up in the year that starts July 1. Opposition to Corbett’s proposed education cuts —$1 billion for public schools and $625 million for universities, the largest

reduction for higher education advocated by any governor this year — has been making headlines ever since his March 8 budget address. School districts are threatening massive layoffs and the elimination of kindergarten, arts and other programs. In Harrisburg, hundreds of students and faculty members from the 14 state-own-

ed universities staged a protest rally on the front steps of the Capitol. Speaking at a meeting of county commissioners in Harrisburg, Corbett said the federal money kept basic education funding on an upward trend since 2008 even though the state’s share declined — “an illusion,” he called it. Corbett wants to return basic funding to the 2008 level, which he contends is technically an increase. “We increased the state share of funding that the previous administration had cut,” he said. “We have actually increased it; we just didn’t use Washington money that we didn’t have.” Corbett expanded on the point a few days later in a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation garage where he announced plans to sell what he described as the embodiment of “everything wrong with state government” — a donated 20-year-old motor

coach that was a holdover from the Rendell administration. Corbett said Rendell should have used the stimulus money to repair more of Pennsylvania’s thousands of deficient bridges instead of giving it to schools, “Obviously, Gov. Rendell’s priority was education. ... He didn’t do transportation,” he said. “Well, as a result we have a crisis in the bridges right now.’” “We make our choices,” he added. “If I would have had the stimulus money, I would have put it into bridges.” Asked to respond, Rendell said the federal money came with strings attached. “We had to use the education money for education. We had to use the bridge and road money for infrastructure for bridges and roads, and the mass transit money for mass transit, the energy money for energy,” he said in a conference call with reporters on another topic.


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are identical political twins. They come from different professional backgrounds, represent districts with different partisan leanings and just a few months into their congressional careers some of those differences are highlighted by the committees they serve on and their early voting records. Marino, 58, is a former bluecollar worker turned lawyer and prosecutor – he has been a U.S. attorney and Lycoming County district attorney – who is on the judiciary, homeland security and foreign affairs committees. He’s already been one overseas trip, as part of an official congressional delegation that two weeks PETE G. WILCOX FILE PHOTO/THE TIMES LEADER ago trekked to Afghanistan and Iraq during a week-long House U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, addresses students at a legislative breakfast hosted by the break. West Side Career and Technology Center in Pringle. Barletta, 55, a former Hazleton mayor, is on the transportation, education and the workforce and small business committees. Voting records While Marino has voted with his party’s position 94 percent of the time as of last week, Barletta has a party unity voting percentage of 91 percent, according to a database of congressional votes compiled by the Washington Post. That might not seem like a major difference, but just 89 House Democrats and Republicans voted with their party more than 94 percent of the time so far this year, compared to 239 lawmakers who voted with their party more than 91 percent of the time. While Marino and Barletta both voted for the final House GOP spending bill that cut $61 billion over the final months of the 2011 fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, they at times split over individual issues. For instance, when an amendment was offered seeking to prohibit federal workers from receiving automatic step increases in pay next year, Marino voted in favor, with 189 other Republicans, but Barletta was one of just 46 Republicans to vote no as the amendment was defeated. Barletta and Marino both say there are cuts to programs, such as low-income heating assistance, in the House GOP spending bill that they don’t agree with. But it was Barletta who authored an amendment, which didn’t come to a vote for procedural reasons, seeking to restore $42.6 million in Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program funding by eliminating the U.S. Institute of Peace.

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had to run a city, often relying on federal and state largesse and understanding the difficulties of balancing a budget. Marino was a career prosecutor who didn’t have the same background and hence his perspective is different,” he said. Then there is matter of pragmatic politics at play, too. Madonna, who has run an opinion poll in both districts, notes that Barletta’s 11th Congressional District, which includes Scranton, held previously by Democratic Rep. Paul Kanjorski, is “two to one a Democratic

district.” Indeed, Barack Obama won 57 percent of the vote in the 11th District on his way to the White House in 2008, and Democratic nominee John Kerry still won 53 percent of the district in 2004 despite losing the national race to President Bush. By contrast, Marino’s more rural 10th District, held for just two terms by former Democratic Rep. Christopher Carney before Marino beat him, supported the GOP nominee in the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections and elected Carney after former GOP

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Rep. Don Sherwood became embroiled in a personal scandal. Marino’s district is “60-40 a Republican district,” Madonna said. “You have to take the fact that Barletta represents a strongly Democratic district in addition

to his background and governmental experiences,” Madonna said. “Am I saying he is sitting down with a political Ouija board in his hands” before deciding what to do? No. But I don’t think you can completely eliminate that factor from his decisions.” Redistricting factor With state Republicans in charge of redrawing district lines following the 2010 Census, shoring up Barletta’s district in an attempt to make it at least somewhat less Democratic in nature will be a GOP priority. Still, Barletta’s district will remain more Democratic and Marino’s will remain more conservative and Republican, Madonna said. “That enables him (Marino) to take a tougher stance. Marino’s constituents are more conservative and Republican,” Madonna said. ”They are both going to be fiscal hawks and cut spending. But Barletta will be more the surgeon in applying the cuts because of his background and constituency. Marino can take a more frontal assault on the budget.” Barletta said that he’s simply doing in Washington what he said he would do on the campaign trail: “Go to Washington and not put my party first, but put people first.” Barletta said it’s true that, “I haven’t been able to take my mayor’s hat off completely while I have been there. I do look at some of the issues I vote on through the eyes of a local city and what those votes mean back home.” “That’s put me somewhere where some may not have thought I might be,” said Barletta, noting that one congressional tracking website, govtrack.us, lists him as a centrist Republican. “I look at the issue and vote what I think is best for the people of my district.” Still, Barletta says his overarching priority remains cutting spending. If he advocates putting more money into a program such as heating assistance or community development block grants, it will be in the context of cutting spending elsewhere, Bar-

letta said. Straightforward priorities For his part, Marino said his priorities also in office are pretty simple: stay in touch with his constituents and follow through on his campaign promise to “cut spending, downsize the government and keep the taxes down. That will create jobs.” Marino added that there are, “Many good (federal) programs that I like, but we have a finite amount of money and an infinite amount of problems. We have to prioritize what is important now. And what is important now is to decrease our almost $15 trillion debt.” He said he is on the judiciary and homeland security committees because of his legal and prosecutorial background, and was asked by GOP leaders to join the foreign affairs committee because he has had an interest in foreign affairs, and particularly the Middle East. But his committees don’t preclude work as a local congressman, Marino said. For instance, he attended a hearing last week of the homeland security committee on emergency preparedness that included a look at the need to expand first responders’ communications abilities in both big cities and rural areas. “That fit right into the 10th district because we are a rural district,” Marino said. “If we have a catastrophe, our first responders have to respond like in a big city. That is a safety issue.” And on the judiciary committee, not all the time is spent on legal issues or ideological battles. Marino notes that the committee has “oversight” jurisdiction that applies to most federal agencies. And just as Marino and Barletta both agree that an overall emphasis on cutting spending and lowering taxes is the best legislative direction, they also agree Congress needs to step in when it comes to the issue of the abuse of bath salts as a narcotic. Barletta and Marino are both co-sponsors of the Synthetic Drug Control Act, which bans bath salts and other synthetic drug substitutes and formally names them as illegal controlled substances.


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Historic site is now bustling Fort Piqua Plaza By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES jandes@timesleader.com

As the nonprofit CityVest embarked on the Hotel Sterling renovation project in 2001, officials and residents in a smaller Ohio city were taking on a similar project to try to save their deteriorating historic hotel. But while the Hotel Sterling is facing possible demolition, the Fort Piqua Plaza in Piqua, Ohio, is now home to a library, coffee shop, banquet hall, community museum and art gallery, said James Oda, director of the Piqua Public Library housed in the building. “It was a controversial issue locally. We had people who said, ‘Why don’t we tear it down and start over?’ Others said, ‘No. This

is part of our community’s heritage,’” Oda said. “Fortunately, people who wanted to preserve the building opened their pocketbooks,” Oda said. The National Trust for Historic Preservation presented an award in 2009 to the Fort Piqua Plaza, located about 30 miles north of Dayton. The city “boldly stepped up to the plate” in 2001 by creating a nonprofit development corporation to coordinate the $20 million renovation and reuse of the fourstory, 85,000-square-foot building, according to the award description. Federal and state grants and tax credits, city funds and around $4 million in private donations were

rounded up – “a remarkable achievement in a community of 20,000 people,” the award said. A representative of the National Trust said at the time of the award that there was every reason for the project to fail. “But every time an obstacle was placed in front of them, people in this small community came together to overcome it. The renovation of the Fort Piqua Hotel has restored community pride and demonstrated that there’s no building more green or more sustainable than a historic building given new life,” the representative said. Oda said multiple government and community organizations teamed up to save the building, each tapping separate revenue

streams to fund the project. Pledge drives were organized to solicit annual donations, similar to those for public radio and television stations. “The private donations came from sources as diverse as an elementary school selling popsicles to some multimillion-dollar donations primarily from a prominent family,” Oda said. A picture of what the block would look like without the Fort Piqua Plaza was used as a marketing campaign, he said. “Almost every community has an important structure that is now gone. Sometimes that convinced our donors that they don’t want to see that happen again,” he said. Preservation supporters also stressed the building’s history.

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Built in 1891, the hotel’s famous guests included Harry Houdini, Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Warren G. Harding and John Philip Sousa. It was also the site of a 1947 NAACP-staged sit-in at the lunch counter that resulted in the end of restaurant segregation in the entire city. The building reopened in 2008. The banquet space includes

smaller meeting rooms that may also be rented by organizations. Residents enjoy regular musical programs with affordable meals, Oda said. “The banquet center on the fourth floor is used for weddings, reunions and corporate meetings. It is booked every single Saturday through the year and into 2012,” Oda said.

Preservation Pennsylvania is monitoring Hotel Sterling Historic property is on high priority list because of its potential demolition. By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES jandes@timesleader.com

Dave Kimmerly monitors endangered historic properties throughout the state as a field representative for the nonprofit Preservation Pennsylvania Inc., and the Hotel Sterling in Wilkes-Barre is now on his high priority list because of its potential demolition. Preservation Pennsylvania, which attempts to protect historically and architecturally significant properties, had high-

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lighted the Hotel Sterling on is 2001 annual listing of the state’s most endangered historic properties. Kimmerly said he’s already contacted Luzerne County Community Development Director Andy Reilly, who oversees the office that provided $6 million for the project to the building’s nonprofit owner and developer CityVest. “I told him about our concerns and that we want to have some input on what happens with the hotel. Even if it needs to be demolished, we’d like to have some input,” Kimmerly said. The law mandates a public review process if federal funding

Kimmerly said he wants to make sure all parties realize that private developers may secure federal tax credits to rehabilitate historic properties like the Hotel Sterling. is being spent on a historic property, he said. The Sterling is part of the River Street Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. County officials say they’ve been informed that CityVest will be seeking federal funding through the county community development office to demolish the Sterling. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the applicable law, would give the

public an opportunity to weigh in on demolition plans, Kimmerly said. The law also requires federal agencies to discuss planned demolition with organizations and individuals who are designated “consulting parties,” which could include state preservation organizations interested in saving a building, he said. “We’d like to be a consulting party,” Kimmerly said. Consulting parties may attempt to prevent demolition,

though there are no guarantees of success, Kimmerly said. Instead, CityVest could be required to perform “mitigation” work to help compensate for the loss of the structure, such as completion of a historical building survey that would create a permanent record of the Sterling, including photographs, before it is demolished, he said. Kimmerly said he wants to make sure all parties realize that private developers may secure federal tax credits to rehabilitate historic properties like the Hotel Sterling. For example, this tax credit is being used to help convert the Hawley Silkmill near Lake Wallenpaupack into retail and office space, in-

cluding classrooms for Lackawanna College, he said. The state is filled with historic structures facing demolition, he said. He’s been working with the owners of the massive former Pennhurst State School and Hospital in Chester County, which has an unknown future. One of Kimmerly’s colleagues is involved in the potential demolition of a vacant former brewery in Allentown. “These are difficult times economically. Private funders don’t have money. The government doesn’t have any money, and typically that’s where money comes for historic preservation,” Kimmerly said.

had no funding and was put on the back burner while the nonprofit CityVest took charge of redeveloping the Hotel Sterling site, Barrouk said. CityVest ended up knocking down a newer portion of the hotel and acquiring additional property to make the site larger, but the nonprofit’s representatives have informed the state that the original 113-year-old hotel will likely be demolished due to costly deficiencies that have deterred private development.

would lead from the hotel and parkade to a conference center linked to the former Irem Temple mosque. The walkways would also connect to a museum housed in the Sterling Annex. A new structure could also be built on the Irem’s River Street parking lot facing the Millennium Circle levee portal opening. “It still could materialize, but Vision still viable? Chamber Vice President Larry it may not happen for awhile,” said Stephen Barrouk, who head- Newman said it would be a huge ed the Greater Wilkes-Barre mistake to give up on the Irem and Sterling AnChamber of Businex. ness & Industry “We’re willing to The properties when the plan was were purchased tossed around sever- continue to pay largely in real years ago. The $50,000 a year sponse to downideas came after the visioning county had an- for upkeep, repair town sessions a decade nounced plans for and insurance of ago in which histhe $23 million Rivthese two buildtoric building er Common restoraings because of preservation was tion project. identified as a top Barrouk com- our commitment priority by hunpared the idea to the dreds of participaHilton Harrisburg at to the long-term ting residents and the state capital, planning goal of business owners, which has indoor walkways linking finding the appro- he said. “We’re willing the hotel to parking, priate reuse for to continue to pay the Whitaker Center for Science and these buildings. … $50,000 a year for upkeep, repair the Arts and Straw- If we choose to and insurance of berry Square retail abandon a planthese two buildcomplex. Anticipating that ning objective be- ings because of our commitment people will deride cause it takes to the long-term him for being an unplanning goal of realistic dreamer, time or is diffifinding the approBarrouk said the cult, what does priate reuse for plan was meant to these buildings,” be conceptual, a that say about said Newman, best-case wish of us?” who envisions an what could happen in the block based Wilkes-Barre Chamber VP art gallery or muLarry Newman seum in the Sterlargely on development that has oc- Concerning Sterling Annex ling Annex. and former Irem mosque Newman said it curred in other citook 20 years to ties that have parks “figure out how to along the river. “If we can’t start thinking save” the Stegmaier Brewery on ahead and thinking outside the Wilkes-Barre Boulevard, which box about what the possibilities now houses federal offices. Support from other organizaare, I don’t think we will protions and private investors will gress,’ he said. Uncertainty about the land- be needed to restore and fill the mark Hotel Sterling’s future is historic buildings, he said. “It’s not enough to simply say prompting some to re-evaluate the block and question whether they should do this and they the Irem, Annex and Spring- should do that. They is us. brook will also be headed for There’s no they,” Newman said. The Irem, with its four towerdemolition like the Sterling. The chamber purchased the ing minarets, has been estimated Irem and Sterling Annex, but the to cost millions to convert to reSusquehanna Landing package use, Newman said.

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Local economic development officials had big plans for the downtown Wilkes-Barre block anchored by the Hotel Sterling, as shown in this concept drawing.

The Chamber paid $125,000 for the Annex in 2004 and $992,000 for the Irem in 2005. Both buildings have been mothballed to minimize further deterioration and transferred to the tax-exempt Wilkes-Barre City Industrial Development Authority until they are developed. Roughly $80,000 has been spent by the Chamber on Irem roof repairs. ‘Postcard images’ Newman has described the structure as one of the city’s “postcard images. “It’s one thing to save a 10,000square-foot building. It’s another to figure out how to save a magnificent cartoon of a building like the Irem,” Newman said. Despite the challenges, Newman believes people would miss both the Irem and Sterling Annex if they were leveled. “It should not be a surprise to anyone that it’s taking time. If we choose to abandon a planning objective because it takes time or is difficult, what does that say about us?” Newman said. Time to let go? Kingston Township resident Tom Dombroski has the opposite view, saying it’s time to let go of the historic structures in the block, especially if there’s a chance that new developers would be interested in the 3.34 acres in combined property. Dombroski owned several large mansions in the block that were converted to apartments, and his sons now own the properties. He believes the Chamber, CityVest and county should team up and advertise the parcels as a group to determine if any private developers are interested in purchasing the properties as is for a

larger project that may or may not keep the historic structures. “There are enough historic buildings on River and Franklin streets that we don’t need to be saving these ones as well,” Dombroski said. “I think we have to forget about redoing these unless some private individuals are loaded with money and want to invest in them.” Dombroski doesn’t foresee government investing in the redevelopment projects for many years, if ever. “At one time government money was flowing freely, but there’s no money available now. Everyone wants taxes lowered. There’s antagonism against any kind of projects where the federal and state is coming up with money,” Dombroski said. Aldo Sartorio, owner of Sartorio & Sons barber shop on the Market Street side of the block, said he isn’t sure about the other buildings but is ready to see the Hotel Sterling leveled. “We’d love to see it torn down,” said Sartorio, who envisions a new structure with stores on the bottom and high-end condominiums on top. The block’s newest tenant – Clearbrook Inc. – is locating its corporate offices into a former mansion on the River Street side near the Sterling, said Robert Piccone, president of the drug and alcohol treatment organization. Piccone is hopeful that the vacant sites in the rest of the block will be occupied. Clearbrook was attracted to the location because of improvements on the River Common, the proximity of Wilkes University and King’s College, and development activity downtown, he said. “We’ve been watching Wilkes-

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Barre turn around. Our goal here is to invest in the community,” Piccone said. Clearbrook paid $340,000 for the 9,600-square-foot, brick three-story in February and has already replaced all the windows and started interior renovations, with a target move-in date this summer, he said. “This is a magnificent building,” Piccone said. Bill Jones, head of the Volunteers of America, which has offices and a transitional living unit in the River Street building next to the Sterling Annex, said government at all levels has been cutting back on funding for public education and human services in addition to redevelopment projects. He doesn’t fault the Chamber or CityVest or government leaders for the lack of movement on the historic properties in the block, saying it’s difficult to “line up those stars” to find developers, investors and public funding sources at the same time. “Would I want to see a building like the Hotel Sterling knocked down? I don’t think that’s anyone’s first preference, but if it comes down and is replaced with something beneficial for the city, perhaps it’s time to move on,” Jones said. Parallel situations Wilkes-Barre isn’t alone in its debate over what to do with old buildings in the downtown, said Jim Peters, director of the nonprofit Landmarks Illinois, which works with communities across that state to try to find ways to save historic properties. Struggling cities in Illinois and the rest of the country are contemplating whether to save or bulldoze hulking vacant hotels, department stores and factories,

he said. Officials in these cities seem most happy when they almost lose these buildings and figure out a way to save and reuse them, Peters said. “These buildings are such great visual anchors of their communities. They impart a real sense of solidity and history to a community. There’s not a Hotel Sterling in another town,” Peters said. His organization recently worked with a developer that put medical offices in an old hospital that some said could never be reused. He noted that the former Shriners Medinah Temple in downtown Chicago, which had a dome similar to the one in Wilkes-Barre, was preserved and converted to a Bloomingdale’s Home and Furniture Store. While Wilkes-Barre’s demand for downtown real estate can’t be compared to Chicago’s, Peters said many cities similar to Wilkes-Barre have cobbled together plans to save historic properties. Two years ago, Peters served on a jury that selected National Trust for Historic Preservation awards. “I was amazed at how many old theaters, department stores and hotels that sat empty for so long had begun to become converted in the last few years,” Peters said. He advises local leaders to consider seeking a second independent opinion after CityVest releases its report on the Hotel Sterling, which is expected to list serious structural problems and an enormous price tag on what it will cost to rehabilitate the structure. “Once it’s gone, you’re never going to get a hotel like that one. I hope it works out,” Peters said.


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Stately old downtown building beckons The old Wyoming National Bank site would be ideal for many uses, an agent says. By ANDREW M. SEDER aseder@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – Near the Sterling Hotel is another majestic edifice along West Market Street that is in much better shape, and the Realtor marketing the building said it’s in move-in condition for the most part. The 34,000-square-foot former bank building, which is re-

ally three buildings in one, once housed financial institutions – including those bearing the names of the Wyoming National, First Union and Wachovia banks. The building also has housed a post office. It was built around 1900, according to county tax assessment records. Once Wachovia Securities moved out a few years ago, the building became vacant, but Mericle Commercial Real Estate broker Steve M. Barrouk said he believes the reason the building hasn’t been bought or leased for use has more to do with the economy than the

“It’s a nice building, and frankly I’m surprised it’s been on the market this long.”

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building itself. “It’s a nice building, and frankly I’m surprised it’s been on the market this long,” said Barrouk, who noted the building is owned by a corporation called 24 West Market WB LLC, which is affiliated with attorney Alex Fishbeyn of Franklin Lakes, N.J. The company purchased the buildings in 2006 for $700,000.

The list price on them now is $795,000. A message left at Fishbeyn’s law office was not returned. Barrouk said the building has many uses, including corporate headquarters, headquarters for a nonprofit, smaller office space for multiple companies, a restaurant on the first floor or, like its predecessors, a bank. John Augustine III, senior di-

rector of Economic and Entrepreneurial Development for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry, said the building is in a good location and has features that should attract buyers. He said the giant bank vaults are among them. “You’re not taking them out, but they can be kind of unique,” he said. Augustine said an established technology company, which he declined to identify, looked at the property last year but ultimately declined. Barrouk said one issue with

the building is the lack of parking, but he said there are garages nearby and limited onstreet parking. What the property lacks outside, it more than makes up for inside, Barrouk said. “This one is ripe and ready to be picked.” Augustine said that while the vault, or parking, or the building’s size can be blamed for its still being on the market, there is a simpler answer. “We’re in a recession. It’s the easiest answer,” he said. “I’m having trouble filling a 250square-foot space.”

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one they use in brochures, but it’s not the city’s true gateway anymore. That designation would go to Coal Street, a main artery that is being widened to five lanes at an estimated cost of $12 million. Motorists exiting I-81 at the Highland Park Boulevard exit would use this thoroughfare and enter what Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce President Todd Vonderheid called the city’s “backside.” Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton preferred to avoid that description, instead saying the city has multiple entrances. Revamped gateway But he does agree with Vonderheid on one thing. “When the new construction of the five-lane Coal Street project is completed, that will ultimately

become the gateway to the city,” Leighton said. “I think Coal Street will ultimately become the front door to the city of WilkesBarre.” But for decades that designation was held by Market Street. Vonderheid said that when the city was built, it faced the Susquehanna River and Route 11, across the river in Kingston, was the main highway connecting Scranton to Berwick. Predating I-81 and the Cross Valley Expressway, Route 11 was the main traveling road and what residents and visitors alike would take to get to Wilkes-Barre’s front door – the Market Street Bridge. “The Market Street Bridge looks the way it does for a reason. It is not an accident of nature. It is a spectacular, meaningful, substantive structure,” Vonderheid said, before addressing why he doesn’t consider the bridge to be the city’s main gateway anymore. “The world has changed.” And when it changed, it helped Wilkes-Barre in a multitude of

ways including the Interstate highway system that is seen today as one of the region’s strongest benefits. But where it was constructed made what had been the city’s front door, essentially, its de facto back door. “The interstate highway system is on the backside of the city. That’s just the way it is. You can’t

change it,” Vonderheid said. Embracing change But the city can embrace it and make it work to its advantage, said Larry Newman, vice president of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, who called the Market Street Bridge “our primary post card view.”

“I think first impressions are everything. That’s why the work being done is so important,” Newman said. “In real estate terms, it’s called curb appeal.” He said that while city residents know the entrance points to the city that get them home the quickest, students, visitors and potential business officials looking to locate in the city know the main roads in and out. That is often the Interstate 81 exits or the Cross Valley Expressway exits. Leighton said the various entry ways “makes the city easily more marketable.” And thanks to the road system, “each section of the city is easily accessible.” While there are no fewer than 12 entrance/exit points to the city, six stand out as true gateways that city outsiders use most frequently to access the Luzerne County seat: • Coal Street: East from Wilkes-Barre Township • Market Street: West from Kingston

• River Street: South from Plains Township • Carey Avenue: North from Hanover Township • Blackman Street: West from Wilkes-Barre Township • Wilkes-Barre Boulevard: South from the Cross Valley Expressway Leighton said the road project will enhance the recently completed renovation of Coal Street Park – a $13.7 million project that included a new ice skating complex and a two-story retail building. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins use the facility as a practice site and the organization is the on-site management company for the facility. The intersection with Wilkes-Barre Boulevard will also be realigned to allow future connection with Union Street. The connection part of the project is has not yet been funded. “I think Coal Street will eventually become the front door to the City of Wilkes-Barre,” Leighton said.

Narrow, pedestrian-friendly W-B River Street still in works State and local officials want people to access the River Common more easily.

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WILKES-BARRE – A planned Pennsylvania Department of Transportation project along River Street will not be impacted by what’s happening with the Sterling Hotel, according to department spokeswoman Karen Dussinger.

She said the project, which has no official price tag attached to it, is referred to as a “traffic calming/ pedestrian safety project.” And it can’t come soon enough, said Jim Brozena, the executive director of the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority. “This has been around for a while,” said Brozena, who’s been influential in the opening of the River Common that exists along the Susquehanna River along that stretch of River Street. Dussinger said an additional

project goal is to provide continuity with the adjoining two lane sections of River Street on the north side of West North Street and the South side of West South Street. The project involves turning the four-lane section of River Street between into a two-lane roadway with turn lanes where appropriate. Brozena said that when the River Common was designed, the intent was to have visitors park in downtown Wilkes-Barre and walk across River Street to

get there. He said crossing River Street has become the problem. “There’s a lot of traffic that flies through the city at that portion (of River Street).” He said with the median being out in place, it creates “a safe haven” for pedestrians to cross the street in parts rather than all at once. He said pedestrians now, to make it across, must “run a 4.2 (second) 40 (meter dash).” The project also calls for a parking lane on the southbound side from South Street to approx-

imately 400 feet north of Northampton Street, and a raised standard curb median along the center of the roadway from South Street to Northampton Street and Union Street to Jackson Street, according to Stephen R. Sartori, an engineer with Pennoni Associates of Wilkes-Barre which is the consulting designer on the project. Sartori stressed that the design and project itself are in the “very preliminary stages” and could change before it goes out to bid next year.

The only work proposed at the intersection of South River Street and Ross Street is signal timing modifications, Dussinger said. She added that whatever happens to the Sterling Hotel property on the east end of River Street will have no bearing on the project, which is slated to begin next year at the earliest. The work is in the vicinity of the River Common, a $23 million riverfront park with a 750seat amphitheater, a river landing/fishing pier that seats thousands and two entrance portals.


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CATHERINE VALENTA, 89, of Wilkes-Barre, died Sunday, March 27, 2011, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born November 25, 1921, in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Eva (Ushinski) Valenta. She was preceded in death by sisters, Mrs. Frances Geleski, Mrs. Ruth Shanker, Mrs. Florence LaPish and Miss Eleanore Valenta. Surviving are several nieces, as well as dear friends, Alan, Carolyn and Ana Ruz, of New Jersey. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday with a funeral Mass in Our Lady of Hope Parish, 40 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cemetery, Pa. Route No. 115, Bear Creek Township. There will be no public calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to go directly to the church for services. The John V. Morris - Charles J. Leagus Funeral Home is handling arrangements. MARY ANN SROMOSKI, 65, of Old Ashley Road, Hanover Township, died Saturday morning, April 2, 2011, at Hospice Care of the VNA, Heritage House WilkesBarre. Funeral arrangements are pending from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. EDWARD J. BASTEK, 92, of Old Forge, died Friday, Aril 1, 2011, at the Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. Born in Old Forge, on June 23, 1918, he was a son of the late Joseph and Julia Syrowik Bastek. His daughter, Mary Theresa Thomas; brothers, Joseph, Bruno, Anthony and Paul Bastek; sister, Helen Slagoski; and an infant granddaughter also preceded him in death. Surviving are his former wife, Nancy Cuplo Bastek; son Joseph Bastek, Old Forge; sister, Lottie Krafjack, Houston, Texas; and grandchildren, Tabytha and Brandon Bastek. Blessing services and committal by the Rev. Francis Pauselli will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., Old Forge. Relatives and friends may pay their respects from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Visit www.KearneyFuneralHome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence. ROSEMARY JACOBS LYNCH, of Wilkes-Barre, died Saturday morning, April 2, 2011, at the Little Flower Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Matthew T. Jacobs Funeral Home, 47 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre. NANCY EDITH DEMKO, 76, of Wilkes-Barre Township, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2011, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Her husband of 53 years is Louis Demko Jr., of Wilkes-Barre Township. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, Plains Township.

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April 2, 2011 Catherine Cardimona, 83, M ary of the Parsons section of

arie Zofcin, 79, a resident of Manor Care, Kingston, formerM ly of Watkins Street, Swoyersville,

passed away Friday afternoon, April 1, 2011, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Kingston. Born July 2, 1931, in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late George and Anna (Petras) Malast. Mrs. Zofcin was a graduate of Larksville High School and served as a class officer. Marie worked as a waitress at Gorda’s Care, Swoyersville, The HiLite Lounge in Kingston, and was employed for many years as an inspector at Fortune Fabrics, Swoyersville. Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, April 1, 1980; her daughter Lisa Forrest; daughter-in-law Carol Andruskevich; granddaughter Alexis Zofcin; grandson Mark Anthony Zofcin; and brother, George Malast. She is survived by her daughters, Marietta Surprise and husband, Gary, Texas, Ann Larderi Longo and husband, John, New Jersey, Karen Gilligan and her husband, John, Wyoming, Dorothy Moncur and husband, Steve, New Jersey, and

Sandra Balonis and husband, James, Minnesota; sons, Mark Zofcin and wife, Gloria, New York, and Eric Zofcin and wife, Gina, Texas; sister, Eleanor Verfin and husband, Joseph, Forty Fort; 21grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.

Robert W. Rifenbery April 1, 2011 obert W. Rifenbery, of DougherR ty Road, Meshoppen, Pa., died Friday evening, April 1, 2011, sur-

rounded by his loving family in the Hospice Unit of Mercy Hospital Scranton after a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born in Kingston, on August 25, 1944, a son of Clara Smith Rifenbery, of Beaumont, and the late William Rifenbery. He was employed as a carpenter for Borel Builders of Meshoppen. He was an avid hunter and a member of the Beaumont and Kunkle Rod and Gun Club. Bob loved spending time with his family, and no matter how busy he always found time to help everyone. Bob was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Hopfer. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Traver Rifenbery; son Todd of Hyndam, Pa.; daughters, Amy Hancock of Trucksville and Frann Rifenbery of Evans Falls; stepsons, James Thomas of Beaumont and Eric Thomas of Benton, Pa.; sister, Ruth Lewis of Sarasota, Fla.; six adopted grandchildren; nine grandchildren; four

great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews. At Bob’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wyoming County Cancer Society, PO Box 629, Tunkhannock, PA 18657. Arrangements are by the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.

Gary J. Grant April 2, 2011 ary J. Grant, 61, of Indian Cave Road, Shickshinny, passed away G Saturday morning, April 2, 2011, at home. He was born on June 21, 1949, a son of Margaret Dempsey Grant, of Larksville, and the late Francis Grant. He was a man of many talents. He founded Grant Pre Cast Concrete Products, dug graves at numerous cemeteries throughout the Wyoming Valley, and sold used restaurant equipment. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Sharon Bath Grant; sons, Gary Jr., of Plymouth, and Greg and his fiancée, Denise Hawbaker, of Hunlock Creek; daughters, Tammy Miller and her husband, Derek, of Hunlock Creek, and Keri Grant of Shickshinny; brother, Francis of Larksville; sisters, Peggy Ann Grant of Birdsboro, Pa., and Diane Czajkowski of Ashley; grandchildren, Christian Hawbaker, Hailey Miller, Lily Grant, Abygail Miller, and Delila Grant; as well as several nieces and nephews

and many other children whom he enjoyed spending time with. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 190 Welles St., Ste. 118, Forty Fort, PA 18704. Arrangements are by the Charles L. Cease Funeral Home, 634 Reyburn Road, Shickshinny.

FUNERALS ANZALONE – Angelo, funeral 9 a.m. Monday from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 802 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pittston. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. DELLARTE – Anthony, funeral 9 a.m. Monday from the HowellLussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. today. EVANS – Michael, funeral Panachida 9 a.m. Monday from the Michael J. Mikelski Funeral Home, 293 S. River St., Plains Township. Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy to be celebrated 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today. GALKA – Walter, funeral 11 a.m. Monday from the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 672 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. today. Legion service will be held at 4 p.m. today with the Masonic service at 5 p.m. today. JUZWIAK – John, funeral 11:30 a.m. Monday from the Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark St., Plains Township. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday. LUCZAK – Helen, funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Charles V. Sherbin Funeral Home, 630 Main Rd., Hanover Green, Hanover Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, Buttonwood. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the

funeral home. MAZZA – Carmella, funeral 9:15 a.m. Tuesday from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Old Forge. Friends may pay their respects from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. MELNYK – Marian, Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre. Friends and relatives are welcome to meet directly at the church. OLEXA – Anna, funeral 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne. Rite of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Church, Swoyersville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today. RASH – Margaret, funeral 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Charles V. Sherbin Funeral Home, 630 Main Rd., Hanover Green, Hanover Township. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in The Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, Buttonwood. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today. SIZE – James, funeral 9 a.m. Monday from the Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 1240 St. Ann St., Scranton. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. in Holy RosarySt. Anthony Parish, Scranton. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. today.

Wilkes-Barre, went to be with her beloved husband, Nicholas “Nick,” in Heaven on Saturday morning, April 2, 2011. She was born May 6, 1927, in Wilkes-Barre a daughter of the late Kenneth and Julia Remensnyder. A graduate of Coughlin High School, class of 1945, she was employed in the garment industry until her retirement. Mrs. Cardimona was a member of St. Benedict’s Church (formerly St. Dominic’s Church), Wilkes-Barre. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Remensnyder; and sister, Ann Remensnyder. Surviving are her son Charles Cardimona and his wife, Nancy, with whom she resided; son Joseph Cardimona and his wife, Patricia,

Plains Township; daughter Marita Harding and her husband, Thomas, Plymouth; as well as grandchildren, Nicholas Cardimona and his wife, Angela Bree, Parsons, and Casey Harding, Plymouth. The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from the E. Blake Collins Funeral Home,159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict’s Church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gift of Life Donor Program, 401N. Third St., Philadelphia, PA 19103; or to Prescription Assistance Fund, c/o Medical Oncology Associates, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, PA 18704. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.eblakecollins.com.

Dolores Answini April 2, 2011 Answini, 74, of Provincial D olores Towers, Wilkes-Barre, passed

away Saturday morning, April 2, 2011, at Hospice Care of the VNA, Heritage House, Wilkes-Barre. Born in the Browntown section of Pittston Township, on March 3, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Peg (Munley) McDonnell. Dolores was a graduate of Pittston Township High School, class of 1954. She was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township. Dolores resided in the Keystone section of Plains Township most of her life. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Emilio “Butch” Answini, on July 30, 2004; her son Robert T. Answini Sr., on May 23, 2009; and brother, Thomas McDonnell. The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice Care of the VNA for making her last days as comfortable as possible. Surviving are her grandson Robert T. Answini Jr., and companion

Inez Schultz of Wilkes-Barre; grandson Justin Answini of Wilkes-Barre; great-grandson Robert E. Answini of Wilkes-Barre; sister, Joan D’Ambrosio of Pittston; brother, Raymond McDonnell of Exeter; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Paul Shovlin, Laflin; as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Memorial Mass for Dolores will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township. Interment will be held in the Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming. Friends may call at Ss. Peter & Paul Church from 9 a.m. until time of Mass Tuesday. Arrangements are by the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. Memorial donations may be made to Ss. Peter & Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains, PA 18705; or the S.P.C.A. of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Fox Hill Road, WilkesBarre, PA 18702. Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.

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LOCAL BRIEFS JENKINS TOWNSHIP – Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Department of Homeland Security has awarded $49,638 to the Jenkins Township Fire Department for operations and safety. Federal funds are awarded through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, which aims to strengthen the nation’s first responders’ ability to protect the health and safety of the public as well as the responders’ themselves. KINGSTON TOWNSHIP – The Board of Supervisors has announced the spring yard waste/bagged leaf pickup has been scheduled for April 18-22 , weather permitting. Residents are advised to have yard waste and bagged leaves placed at the curbside for pickup. Yard waste consists of sticks and twigs bundled three feet in length, 1 foot in height and 1 foot wide. This is limited to two bundles. Large limbs will not be accepted. Township crews will be conducting the pickup between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The township asks the cooperation of residents in refraining from sweeping leaves into gutters and roadways. Residents are reminded that bags must contain only leaves, no grass clippings. Residents are also reminded that Ordinance 2004-4 prohibits the burning of leaves. Residents may drop off leaves without bags and yard waste at the Composting Site. For information, call the township administrative office at 6963809 or the Public Works Department at 696-3650.

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Charles T. Brown April 1, 2011 harles T. Brown, 64, of NantiC coke, passed away Friday, April 1, 2011, in the Hospice Com-

munity Care Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born July 27, 1946, in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late Thomas and Amelia Jablonski Brown. He was educated in Nanticoke schools and was a member of the Primitive Methodist Church, Nanticoke. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by CertainTeed in Mountain Top. Charles was an avid fisherman and sportsman who enjoyed spending time hunting with his beloved dogs, Tinka, Ashley, and Coffee. Charles enjoyed coaching the Nanticoke Little League Softball team and the Nanticoke Junior High and Varsity Softball teams over the years. Over the past few years, Charles was actively involved with the Pheasants Forever Northeast Chapter No. 803, where he engaged in habitat clean-ups along with volunteering in many of their Youth Hunts. Charles had a deep passion for offering youth the opportunity to grow and develop personal skills through his devotion and dedication to his coaching and involve-

ment in youth programs. Surviving are his wife, the former Carmella Dalmas; daughter Kathlina; brother, Thomas, Nanticoke; sisters, Catherine Cirko, Warrior Run, and Joyce Guziak, Nanticoke; as well as nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. His family is extremely grateful to all who supported him with their prayers and concerns during his courageous battle with cancer. They also wish to extend many thanks to all his neighbors and friends. Heartfelt thanks is further extended to the staff of the Medical Oncology Associates, Geisinger Medical Center staff and the wonderful staff at the Hospice Community Care Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday from the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. Kyle Gildner officiating. Interment will be in the Nanticoke Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.

Robert Wilcox April 2, 2011 Wilcox, 23, of Old Forge, R obert passed away Saturday, April 2,

2011, at CMC Medical Center, Scranton, due to injuries from an ATV accident. He was born in Scranton, on November 25, 1987, and was a son of Terrence Wilcox of State College, Pa., and Ann Satkowski of Avoca. Robert was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Avoca. He was a 2006 graduate of Seton Catholic High School. Robert was employed as the district regional manager of V & V Express Service Stations in Scranton and Hazleton. Bobby was an avid Yankees fan. At the heart of Bobby’s life was his work, time with his family and his relationship with his son. Those who knew and loved Bobby will always remember his generous spirit, his wonderful sense of humor and his affinity for animals, especially penguins. Robert was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William and Alice Satkowski; and paternal grandfather Robert Wilcox.

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died Saturday, April 2, 2011. Born in Wyoming, a daughter to Samuel Cardinale and Millie Garofo, she lived in Jersey City, N.J., from 1950 to 1993 and in Manchester, N.J., for18 years. She retired from ColgatePalmolive Co. in 1983 after 25 years. For 50 years, Mary was active at the charitable organization Order of Eastern Star Chapter 24, Rutherford, N.J., where she served as Grand Matron and as New Jersey’s ambassador to Maine. Mary was also a member of Maalas Temple No. 20 Daughters of the Nile and the Jersey City Women’s Club. She was an elder of Old Bergen Reformed Church of Jersey City and a member of Pinelands Reformed Church of Toms River, N.J. Mary also volunteered at Christ Hospital in Jersey City for 10 years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years, Dave Harry, in 1991; her sisters, Lucia Sperlazo, Carmella Izzo, and Josephine Bielous; and her brothers, Joseph and John. Surviving are her two devoted daughters, Janet Loffredo of Westerly, R.I., and Karen and her husband, Iver Kennedy of Manchester, N.J.; a brother, Louis Cardinale; and a sister, Rose Cardinale, also her five grandchildren, Andrew, Douglas, Stephen, John and Heather; and was also blessed to have 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at the Oliverie Funeral Home, 2925 Ridgeway Rd., Manchester, N.J., with a service at 4:30 p.m. Interment will be at Wyoming Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, you can make donations to Pinelands Reformed Church, 398 Rt.3 W., Toms River, NJ 08755. For directions or to send online condolences, please visit our website at www.oliveriefuneralhome.com.

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itary officers who have joined the rebel side have stepped up training efforts and taken a greater role in the fight. “This unfortunate accident was a mistake that was caused by the rebels’ advance during the coalition’s attack,” Ghoga said. “Now the military leadership that has been organized more effectively recently is working on preventing the recurrence of these accidents.” Rebels in the field had previously said some of their comrades were killed by an airstrike Friday but Ghoga’s comments provided the first confirmation. Two men who survived the strike said it happened at about 8 p.m. Friday after somebody fired heavy weaponry into the air as a rebel convoy made its way from Ajdabiya toward Brega. “We were just driving along and then everything was on fire,” said 19-year-old Ibrahim al-Shahaibi. “It’s fate. They must have thought we were Gadhafi’s brigades when they hit us. We need to get rid of him.” Al-Shahaibi was covered up to his chest in a fuzzy brown blanket in the intensive care unit at Benghazi’s Jalaa hospital. His right leg was amputated below the knee and his face had severe burns. Ali Abdullah Zio, 28, an economics student at Qar Younis University in Benghazi, also was lying in a hospital bed, with a swollen face and his head and hands wrapped in white bandages. He was unable to open his eyes. He said there were four cars and an ambulance in the convoy and everybody was shocked when one of the men fired into the air. “We all turned to him and said ‘Why the hell did you do that?’ He said it was a mistake, then pulled out of the convoy and drove back to Ajdabiya. Moments later there was an airstrike. Zio said he wasn’t angry, and he planned to return to the front as soon as possible. “It’s the coalition that protects

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BENGHAZI, Libya — A NATO airstrike intended to thwart Moammar Gadhafi’s forces killed 13 rebel fighters in eastern Libya instead, the opposition said Saturday, but they described it as an “unfortunate accident” and stressed it did not diminish their support for the international air campaign. The rebels’ response to the attack — blaming it on a mistake within their ranks — highlighted their heavy dependence on the international air campaign as they face the superior military power of the longtime Libyan leader. The misfire also showed the challenges the coalition faces in identifying targets without coordination with forces on the ground. “As regrettable as it may be, we understand that we might have to give up lives for the greater good. We have to look at the bigger picture,” opposition spokesman Mustafa Gheriani said. “This is a war and the lines are so fluid going back and forth, so it’s natural that mistakes will happen.” The slain fighters were hit Friday night as they moved forward, attempting to take back the oil city of Brega, while airstrikes were in progress. Seven fighters were injured. Another opposition spokesman, Abdel-Hafidh Ghoga, said it was an example of the lack of coordination in the ranks that has proven a key obstacle to victory over the more organized Libyan military. Rebels without training — sometimes even without weapons — have rushed in and out of fighting in a free-for-all for more than six weeks, repeatedly getting trounced by Gadhafi’s more heavily armed forces. But ex-mil-

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us,” he said. NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said the alliance was investigating the reports, and appeared to suggest that its aircraft on patrol had encountered ground fire and retaliated. “The exact details are hard to

verify because we have no reliable source on the ground,” Lungescu said. “Clearly, if someone fires at one of our aircraft they have the right to defend themselves.” Mohammad Bedrise, a doctor in a nearby hospital, said three burned bodies had been brought in by men who said they had been hit after firing a heavy machine gun in the air in celebration. Idris Kadiki, a 38-year-old mechanical engineer, said he had seen an ambulance and three cars burning after an airstrike. Rebels told The Associated Press that the fighters were hit about 12 miles east of Brega, which has gone back and forth between rebel and government hands in recent weeks. NATO, which on Thursday took over what had been a U.S.led military campaign to stop Gadhafi from attacking his own people, also is investigating whether other airstrikes have killed civilians in western Libya, as the Libyan government

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The unit returns to Afghanistan on Monday and its year-long deployment ends in July. “When you arrive there, you know you’re in a Third World country,” said Viti, during a phone interview from Colorado. “That’s the first thing that sticks out. We’re in a very rural, tribal area. The people in that area are extremely religious. It’s highly agricultural and rural, even for Afghanistan. “You hear and learn so much about insurgents being able to easily hide. Then you look at the pomegranate fields and they’re like a maze. It’s not a very welcoming feeling.” The rugged former Army football star has been instrumental in helping implement the initiative of Gen. David Petraeus to train Afghan Local Police in the village of Tabin. Launched in July 2010, the initiative provides support to local armed villagers so they can provide security for their own villages against the Taliban. U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates visited Afghanistan earlier this month and met with village elders in Tabin. Gates toured the village, with Viti walking sideby-side and briefing the defense secretary. So far, the Americans have trained 17 members for the ALP, with a goal of training 25 for the village. “It was good to see someone at that level come down and see what we’re doing,” said Viti, who also met with Petraeus – commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan – two weeks before the Gates visit. “It was good for our guys and the Afghans to see he has a vested interest.” The day after Gates’ surprise visit to Afghanistan, Viti’s friends and family members were getting a surprise of their own while surfing the Internet. “The photos were in the Washington Post, the Dallas Morning News, all kinds of papers,” said father, Mike Viti Sr. “We were so proud, but we weren’t surprised. Mike has always been a leader. In elementary and grade school, he was always the biggest and the strongest. But he was never a bully. He always stood up for the little guy.” And his parents aren’t taking credit for his values. “I don’t know that we did anything right,” said mother, Karen Viti. “He’s a man of integrity. I firmly believe that some people are born to be leaders. Mike is one of them.”

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Mike Viti, who served as regimental commander in his final year at West Point, talks to members of staff during a formation in November 2007. Only three cadets hold the prestigious rank of regimental commander each year.

Mike and Laura Viti, who were high school sweethearts while going to Berwick, were married on May 7, 2009.

“He represents everything the academy stands for, like esprit de corps and leadership,” said Curry, who estimates 16 of his former Berwick players went on to attend a military academy. “Mike Viti is an American hero, you better believe it. All you have to do is meet West Point standout him. He was an honor student. Viti was only a freshman at Ber- He’s a great person who believes wick when Curry took him ap- in God, country and family. He’s a proximately 160 miles east for a true role model.” visit to West Point. It was love at first sight. And Determined to serve in Army At the time Viti graduated from from the football field to the classroom to the military training, Viti West Point, the Army’s Alternaexcelled at everything he did tive Service Option gave standout athletes an opportunity to play there. “I considered West Point anoth- their sport professionally while also serving as an Army er stepping-stone in life, a springboard “Mike has always recruiter for two years. for the next 50 been a leader. In Viti was not selectyears,” he said. ed in the 2008 NFL On the field, the 5- elementary and draft but was invited foot-10, 240-pound to attend Buffalo Bills fullback started for grade school, he training camp, where three seasons and was always the was offered a twoearned four varsity biggest and the he year contract. A few letters, despite a knee injury that re- strongest. But he months later, the Department of the Army quired reconstruct- was never a buldropped the Alternaive surgery before tive Service Option the start of his fresh- ly. He always and replaced it with a man season. Viti, stood up for the policy that allows athwho holds the Army letes to petition for football record with little guy.” a bench press of 470 Mike Viti, Sr. early release after pounds, was named Father serving two years in the active Army. a team captain for “I was a little disaphis senior season. He was also a leader for the pointed,” said Viti. “I was on the fence, but I knew I wanted to serve more than 4,000 other Cadets. During his final year at the acad- in the Army at some point. Even if emy, Viti held the prestigious rank I was able to play in the NFL for 10 of regimental commander – one of years, I wanted to go back into the only three cadets to hold the rank military after my playing days were over.” each year. Viti served as a graduate assist“What I learned at West Point has done a lot to make things eas- ant coach – working with fullier for me in life, and not just in the backs and overseeing the condimilitary,” said Viti, who graduated tioning program – for the Army in 2008 with a degree in American football team during the 2008 seaLaw and Legal Studies. “You learn son. A few months after that season traits that are long-lasting. It expanded on the core values I was – May, 7, 2009 – Viti married Laura, his high school sweetheart, taught growing up.” Curry said he watched with and chose field artillery as his spepride while Viti – a three-time cialized branch. He also requested Wyoming Valley Conference all- to serve with the 4th Infantry Divistar and all-state linebacker/full- sion in Fort Carson. And there was a reason behind back at Berwick – made a name the request. for himself at West Point.

Mike Viti, center, poses with his parents – father Mike Sr. and mother Karen.

“I knew going to the 4th Infantry would increase my chances of serving in Afghanistan,” he said. “There’s an unwritten rule that football players go into a combat arms unit, like field artillery and the infantry. If you put in the right preferences, you can pretty much set yourself up to serve in a combat zone. That’s what I wanted to do.” When Viti’s unit got its orders for duty in Afghanistan, the twoyear period had elapsed and Viti was eligible to apply for early release to pursue an NFL career. Despite being contacted by several sports agents, he never submitted the request to the Army. AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER FILE PHOTO “In the end, I couldn’t walk away from the bond. I wanted to Mike Viti was a star wrestler at Berwick, posting more than 100 career victories, in addition to his get to Afghanistan and serve my football accolades of being a three-time league all-star and an all-state linebacker/fullback.. country.” Outpost attacked many times Viti estimates his COP – Combat Outpost – has been attacked approximately 50 times by insurgents. While visiting the troops, Gates called the area a key battleground in the war and praised the soldiers for their progress. A member of Alpha Company’s 3rd Platoon, Viti was with another platoon when he came under fire for the first time. “At first, I didn’t react,” he said. “Then I went behind some cover. It happened quickly. I was surprised how aggressive it was. It wasn’t that shocking of an event. I felt in control the whole time.” No members of his platoon have been killed in action during the deployment but several members of his company lost their lives, said Viti. “We have a good team,” he said. “I can’t give enough credit to our squad leaders and platoon sergeants. In the end, no one is going to be harder on me than myself.” It’s important for the Afghans to see the Americans putting their lives at risk to keep the villages safe, Viti said. “They’re putting themselves at risk just by talking to you,” he said. “We’ve developed good rapport with the leaders. We live with the villagers every day. If we hear any gunshots, we’re right down there with them.” Viti isn’t quite certain what the long-term future holds. He ex-

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pects to be promoted to captain around the time his unit returns to Fort Carson in July. After a year back in the United States, Viti says he will most likely have another 12-month deployment to Afghanistan before his enlistment runs out in May 2013. “My deployment has been posi-

tive,” said Viti. “I enjoy what I do, but it’s not for everyone. Laura and I will need to decide if that’s the kind of environment in which we want to raise children. But my gut feeling is that I would like to stay in.” In the meantime, Viti will continue to serve his country with the

support of his family members and friends. “Proud doesn’t describe how we feel,” said Karen Viti. “We’re his biggest supporters. You take a look and see everything Mike has accomplished. Then you wonder what he’s going to do for an encore.”


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The sun will return. Baseball will be back. Tunkhannock and Meyers will begin defense of their District 2 titles. And the games will matter once again. Eventually. Yes, the start of the Wyoming Valley Conference baseball season has al“We’re to a ready been delayed until point in Monday because of the our prosnow gram now rain, and sleet that where we assaulted arfields last have lofty ea week. In goals and some cases, games schedvery high uled for Monexpectaday have already been tions.” postponed as Mark LeValley well. Lake-Lehman The genercoach ally miserable weather to open the spring has made it tough for some squads even to get outside to practice and scrimmage. Alternatives have been to try to get work done indoors, move to a nearby turf field if available or spend more time in the cages. “Guys are certainly anxious to get out there,” Tunkhannock coach Gary Custer said. “It’s very difficult to stay focused in the gym when everything’s shortened like this.” For experienced teams like the Tigers, who have several starters returning from 2010, the lack of reps outside might be easier to overcome in the early part of the schedule. Tunkhannock lasted the longest out of all 19 WVC squads last year, reaching the PIAA quarterfinals after winning the District 2 Class 3A crown. Seven regulars from that run return, including Mike Healey and Mike Papi, who have signed letters of intent to play at Connecticut and Virginia, respectively. Papi was also named a high school secondteam preseason All-American by Rawlings and Perfect Game USA. Of course, the rest of WVC’s

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Butler’s Shelvin Mack, who finished with 24 points, reacts to action against Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday.

Kentucky’s Terrence Jones shoots as Connecticut’s Kemba Walker defends during a men’s Final Four game Saturday

Mack’s 24 lead Bulldogs back into the title game

Kemba, Huskies a win from improbable crown

scored 24 points, Zach Hahn came up big off the bench and the Bulldogs HOUSTON— Maybe this shut VCU down with their time that final, riveting shot trademark unforgiving will go in. defense. The eighth-seeded Maybe this time Butler Bulldogs (28-9) will face the won’t need it. winner of Kentucky-ConThe Bulldogs are back in necticut on Monday night, the national title game, not as lovable underdogs but as a the first time since Kenteam intent on making up for tucky in 1998 that the runner-up has returned to play last year’s heartbreak. for the championship. “We’ve just got to be one As the players walked shot better than last year,” coach Brad Stevens said after down the hall to the locker room, one shouted out: Butler’s 70-62 victory over “We’re not done yet! UnfinVCU on Saturday night that ished business, baby!” put the Bulldogs back in the “Last year we didn’t get it national title game and ended the warm-and-fuzzy story done, so that’s in the back of this year’s tournament. Guard Shelvin Mack See BUTLER , Page 8C

streak that started with a five-wins-in-five-nights leg-drainer at the Big East HOUSTON — When it’s tournament and now inwin or go home, nobody’s cludes five more at the better than Kemba and the tournament that really kids. counts. Kemba Walker scored 18 The third-seeded Huskies points Saturday night to lift — lowest seed left in a Connecticut to its 10th tournament that has been straight victory since finas unpredictable as any in ishing off a .500 regular history — will face No. 8 season, a 56-55 win over cold-shooting Kentucky that Butler, a 70-62 winner over moved the Huskies a victo- 11th-seeded VCU in the first semifinal, on Monday. ry away from their third, “We’ve got a heck of a and most improbable, challenge on Monday night, NCAA title. but the fact that we’re playWalker, a quick-handed junior from the Bronx, add- ing Monday night, that’s beautiful,” Connecticut ed seven assists and six rebounds to help UConn (31-9) extend a winning See HUSKIES, Page 8C

By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer

See BASEBALL , Page 5C

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

From Hoban to the Irish brain trust

Cliff’s return a Philly winner

Larksville native Menio is ND’s coordinator of women’s basketball operations.

By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer

By JAY MONAHAN For The Times Leader

Twenty-two hours before its Final Four matchup, the Notre Dame women’s basketball team seemingly faced its most difficult foe – more intimidating than Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma, more relentless than the No.1Huskies team on its run for a third-straight national championship. The Fighting Irish’s adversary comes in the form of 28-year old See MENIO , Page 7C

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Stephanie Menio, Notre Dame’s women’s basketball operations coordinator, after the Irish defeated Tennessee on Tuesday.

PHILADELPHIA — In his first game back with the Phillies in front of fans who adore him, Cliff Lee even heard cheers after striking out. Lee can do no wrong in Philadelphia. The lefty struck out 11 in seven impressive innings, five players had multiple hits and the Phillies beat the Houston Astros 9-4 Saturday night. A day after rallying against closer Brandon Lyon for a comeback win in the ninth, the Phillies roughed up starter Wandy Rodriguez. See LEE , Page 7C

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Cliff Lee won in his return with the Phillies Saturday night.

Lee makes fans forget other news

THE GLEEFUL anticipation of Cliff Lee’s return began at Citizens Bank Park before the crowd even saw him, when the noise level rose to a World Series level as the star pitcher’s name was announced in pregame introductions. Then the bullpen doors swung open Saturday night and out popped Lee, jogging to the pitcher’s mound to a standing ovation. They already know what this means in Philadelphia. The Phillies could lose Jayson Werth’s bat to free agency and Gold Glove center fielder Shane Victorino to a sore calf for the last few innings Saturday. They could be without Brad Lidge’s steadiness as a closer for awhile and the production of Chase Utley and his sore knee for who knows how long. As long as they have Lee on this pitching staff, the Phillies still have a strong World Series shot. Lee’s history of big-time, and big-game, performances gives them that. It wasn’t a high-stakes playoff game this time, just the second game of the 2011 regular season Saturday night. But Lee made it feel every bit as important. And electric. Snapping off 11 strikeouts while twirling a four-hitter through his seven innings, Lee had 45,455 fans at Citizens Bank Park - the eighth-largest regular season crowd and the 125th straight sellout - stirring with delight. Welcome back. Cool, confident Cliff He didn’t allow a hit to the Houston Astros through the first three dominant innings of his first start of the season, striking out six over the first four frames of what would wind up a 9-4 Phillies victory. And when the Astros did finally reach him for a run on Carlos Lee’s one-out triple in the fourth, Cliff Lee reached back and threw strike three past No. 5 hitter Bill Hall. Then Lee finished off the threat by inducing a weak grounder back to the mound, protecting a 2-1 lead. That’s what Phillies fans love about Lee, his cool, his confidence, his command in the clutch. He went up against the New York Yankees in the 2009 World Series and beat them twice, at a time when the Yankees were on their way to their 27th world championship. People forget Lee started that season by ruining for New York the first game ever played at the new Yankee Stadium by pitching the Cleveland Indians to an opening-day victory. You don’t find that type of live wire pitching on the waiver wire, or standing around the corner. Lee turned a corner himself during the past couple of years. He has always had such a big arm and won the American League’s 2008 Cy Young Award. But he never pitched in a playoff game until he got to the Phillies in 2009, and won his first seven postseason decisions with Philadelphia and then the Texas Rangers last year. Along the way, he beat the Yankees again in last year’s American League Championship Series, and earned a reputation for being invincible in the postseaSee SOKOLOSKI, Page 7C


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Sunday, April 3

NCAA Tournament Glance FINAL FOUR At Reliant Stadium Houston National Semifinals Saturday, April 2 Butler 70, Virginia Commonwealth 62 Kentucky (29-8) vs. Connecticut (30-9), (n) National Championship Monday, April 4 Butler (28-9) vs. Kentucky-Connecticut winner, 9 p.m.

COLLEGE TENNIS Alvernia at King’s, 1 p.m. NYU at Wilkes, 12 p.m. Ramapo at Misericordia, 1 p.m. COLLEGE BASEBALL DeSales at Wilkes, 1 p.m. Misercordia at King’s, 1 p.m. COLLEGE SOFTBALL Wilkes at King’s, 1 p.m. COLLEGE WOMENS LACROSSE Eastern at King’s, 12:30 p.m. Wilkes at Marywood, 2 p.m.

Monday, April 4 H.S. BASEBALL

(4:15 p.m.) Tunkhannock at Berwick Wyoming Area at Wyoming Valley West Pittston Area at Nanticoke Holy Redeemer at Coughlin Crestwood at Hazleton Area H.S. SOFTBALL (4:15 p.m.) Tunkhannock at Berwick Wyoming Area at Wyoming Valley West Pittston Area at Nanticoke Holy Redeemer at Coughlin Crestwood at Hazleton Area H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL (5:45 p.m.) Wyoming Area at Crestwood Nanticoke at Dallas Abington Heights at Berwick Lake-Lehman at Hazleton Area Tunkhannock at North Pocono H.S. GIRLS SOCCER (4:15 p.m.) Crestwood at Coughlin Berwick at Dallas Lake-Lehman at Delaware Valley Hazleton Area at Nanticoke COLLEGE BASEBALL (3:30 p.m.) Wilkes at DeSales Albright at Misericordia COLLEGE GOLF King’s at FDU-Florham, 12 p.m. King’s vs. Scranton at FDU-Florham, 12 p.m. Misericordia at Lebanon Valley, 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 5 H.S. BASEBALL

(4:15 p.m.) Meyers at MMI Wyoming Seminary at GAR West Side CTC at Hanover Area Northwest at Lake-Lehman H.S. SOFTBALL (4:15 p.m.) Crestwood at Coughlin Meyers at MMI Wyoming Seminary at GAR West Side CTC at Hanover Area Northwest at Lake-Lehman H.S. BOYS TENNIS (4:15 p.m.) Hazleton Area at Holy Redeemer Wyoming Valley West at Berwick Coughlin at Wyoming Seminary Crestwood at Wyoming Area Dallas at Tunkhannock GAR at MMI Meyers at Pittston Area H.S. TRACK (4:15 p.m.) Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Area Nanticoke at Lake-Lehman GAR at Northwest Hanover Area at Meyers H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL (5:45 p.m.) Holy Redeemer at Meyers Pittston Area at Coughlin West Side Tech at Delaware Valley Wyoming Valley West at Hanover Area H.S. GIRLS SOCCER (4:15 p.m.) North Pocono at Pittston Area Hanover Area at Honesdale MMI at Wyoming Area Meyers at GAR COLLEGE BASEBALL Susquehanna at King’s, 4 p.m. COLLEGE SOFTBALL Keystone at King’s, 3 p.m. Wilkes at Scranton, 4 p.m. COLLEGE GOLF Misericordia at Immaculata, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6 H.S. BASEBALL

(4:15 p.m.) Crestwood at Coughlin H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL (5:45 p.m.) Crestwood at Nanticoke Wyoming Area at Abington Heights Dallas at Lake-Lehman Berwick at Tunkhannock H.S. TRACK (4:15 p.m.) Berwick at Hazleton Area Coughlin at Tunkhannock Crestwood at Dallas Pittston Area at Wyoming Valley West H.S. GIRLS SOCCER (4:15 p.m. unless noted) Berwick at Crestwood, 7 p.m. Coughlin at Holy Redeemer Nanticoke at Lake-Lehman, 6:30 p.m. Delaware Valley at Wyoming Valley West Meyers at Tunkhannock COLLEGE MENS LACROSSE King’s at Misericordia, 7 p.m. COLLEGE WOMENS LACROSSE (4 p.m.) Misericordia at King’s Widener at Wilkes COLLEGE GOLF (1 p.m.) Wilkes at Scranton Wilkes vs. FDU-Florham at Scranton COLLEGE MENS TENNIS Moravian at Wilkes, 3:30 p.m. COLLEGE SOFTBALL Baptist Bible at Wilkes, 6 p.m. Susquehanna at Misericordia, 3 p.m.

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AUTO RACING 12:30 p.m. FOX — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Goody’s Fast Relief 500, at Martinsville, Va. 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, SummitRacing.com Nationals, at Las Vegas (same-day tape)

CYCLING

4 p.m. VERSUS — Tour of Flanders, Bruges to Meerbeke, Belgium (same-day tape)

GOLF

9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Trophee Hassan II, final round, at Agadir, Morocco 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Houston Open, final round, at Humble, Texas 3 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour, Houston Open, final round, at Humble, Texas 4:30 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Kraft Nabisco Championship, final round, at Rancho Mirage, Calif. 9 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, final round, at Saucier, Miss. (same-day tape)

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m.

SNY – N.Y.Mets at Florida YES – Detroit at N.Y.Yankees 1:30 p.m. WPHL – Houston vs. Philadelphia 2 p.m. TBS — Boston at Texas 2:10 p.m. WGN, TRP — Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 8 p.m. ESPN2 — San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers

MOTORSPORTS

8 a.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, Spanish Grand Prix, at Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

NBA

1 p.m. ABC — Phoenix at San Antonio 3:30 p.m. ABC — Denver at L.A. Lakers

NHL

12:30 p.m. NBC — N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia

RODEO

8 p.m. VERSUS — PBR, U.S. Bank Invitational, at Kansas City, Mo. (same-day tape)

TENNIS

1 p.m. CBS — ATP/WTA Tour, Sony Ericsson Open, men’s championship match, at Key Biscayne, Fla.

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

7 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Division I tournament, semifinal, Texas A&M vs. Stanford, at Indianapolis 9 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Division I tournament, semifinal, Connecticut vs. Notre Dame, at Indianapolis

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NCAA Women NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament All Times EDT FINAL FOUR At at Conseco Fieldhouse Indianapolis National Semifinals Sunday, April 3 Stanford (33-2) vs. Texas A&M (31-5), 7 p.m. Connecticut (36-1) vs. Notre Dame (30-7), 9 p.m. National Championship Tuesday, April 5 Semifinal winners, TBA Women's National Invitation Tournament Semifinals Wednesday, March 30 Toledo 83, Charlotte 60 Southern Cal 63, Illinois State 36 Championship Saturday, April 2 Toledo 76, USC 68

National Basketball Association All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct y-Boston ....................... 52 23 .693 x-Philadelphia .............. 40 36 .526 New York ...................... 37 38 .493 New Jersey .................. 23 52 .307 Toronto ......................... 20 54 .270 Southeast Division W L Pct x-Miami ......................... 53 23 .697 x-Orlando ...................... 48 28 .632 x-Atlanta........................ 44 32 .579 Charlotte ....................... 32 43 .427 Washington .................. 19 56 .253 Central Division W L Pct y-Chicago....................... 55 20 .733 Indiana............................ 35 42 .455 Milwaukee ...................... 30 45 .400 Detroit ............................. 26 49 .347 Cleveland ....................... 15 60 .200 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct x-San Antonio ................ 57 19 .750 x-Dallas .......................... 53 22 .707 Memphis ........................ 43 33 .566 New Orleans .................. 43 33 .566 Houston.......................... 40 36 .526 Northwest Division W L Pct x-Oklahoma City.......... 50 25 .667 Denver .......................... 46 29 .613 Portland......................... 44 32 .579 Utah............................... 36 40 .474 Minnesota..................... 17 59 .224 Pacific Division W L Pct y-L.A. Lakers................ 55 20 .733 Phoenix......................... 37 38 .493 Golden State ................ 32 44 .421 L.A. Clippers................. 29 47 .382 Sacramento.................. 21 54 .280 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Friday's Games Indiana 89, Milwaukee 88 Orlando 89, Charlotte 77 Philadelphia 115, New Jersey 90 Washington 115, Cleveland 107 Chicago 101, Detroit 96 Miami 111, Minnesota 92 Memphis 93, New Orleans 81 Atlanta 88, Boston 83 Houston 119, San Antonio 114, OT Phoenix 111, L.A. Clippers 98 Portland 98, Oklahoma City 91 Denver 99, Sacramento 90 L.A. Lakers 96, Utah 85 Saturday's Games Toronto at Chicago, (n) Minnesota at Memphis, (n) Philadelphia at Milwaukee, (n) Dallas at Golden State, (n) Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, (n) Sunday's Games Phoenix at San Antonio, 1 p.m. Denver at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Utah at Sacramento, 6 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 6 p.m. Washington at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Miami at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Cleveland at New York, 6 p.m. Orlando at Toronto, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 7 p.m. Indiana at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Dallas at Portland, 9 p.m. NBA LEADERS THROUGH APRIL 1 Scoring G FG FT PTS Durant, OKC ............. 71 648 539 1972 James, MIA............... 74 705 470 1967 Wade, MIA ................ 72 666 467 1861 Stoudemire, NYK..... 74 715 448 1888 Anthony, NYK........... 71 627 481 1811 Bryant, LAL ............... 75 673 438 1887 Rose, CHI ................. 74 653 425 1850 Ellis, GOL.................. 76 693 322 1834 Nowitzki, DAL........... 66 556 358 1535 Martin, HOU.............. 74 501 556 1721 Howard, ORL............ 73 589 510 1688 Griffin, LAC ............... 76 638 419 1702 Aldridge, POR .......... 76 665 342 1676 Westbrook, OKC...... 75 564 488 1647 Bargnani, TOR.......... 65 525 287 1414 Granger, IND ............ 75 507 373 1534 Love, MIN.................. 73 482 424 1476 Randolph, MEM ....... 71 568 283 1427 Lopez, NJN............... 75 569 340 1478 Jefferson, UTA ......... 76 619 210 1448 FG Percentage FG FGA Hilario, DEN ................................ 375 606 Howard, ORL .............................. 589 985 Okafor, NOR ............................... 280 483 A. Johnson, TOR ........................ 273 477 Horford, ATL................................ 482 856 Gortat, PHX ................................. 292 522 McGee, WAS .............................. 299 544 Ibaka, OKC.................................. 306 560 Young, PHL................................. 419 771 Odom, LAL .................................. 432 803 Rebounds G OFF DEF TOT Love, MIN............... 73 330 782 1112 Howard, ORL ......... 73 296 743 1039 Randolph, MEM..... 71 315 564 879 Griffin, LAC ............ 76 252 667 919 Humphries, NJN.... 74 225 546 771 Gasol, LAL ............. 75 252 513 765 Okafor, NOR .......... 66 210 430 640 Jefferson, UTA ...... 76 222 514 736 Lee, GOL................ 67 198 446 644 Horford, ATL .......... 71 173 509 682 Assists G AST Nash, PHX..................................... 70 795 Rondo, BOS .................................. 63 708 Williams, NJN ................................ 63 634 Paul, NOR...................................... 74 729 Calderon, TOR.............................. 67 596 Wall, WAS...................................... 62 532 Felton, DEN................................... 69 587 Kidd, DAL....................................... 75 626

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AVG 27.8 26.6 25.8 25.5 25.5 25.2 25.0 24.1 23.3 23.3 23.1 22.4 22.1 22.0 21.8 20.5 20.2 20.1 19.7 19.1 PCT .619 .598 .580 .572 .563 .559 .550 .546 .543 .538 AVG 15.2 14.2 12.4 12.1 10.4 10.2 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.6 AVG 11.4 11.2 10.1 9.9 8.9 8.6 8.5 8.3

T E N N I S Sony Ericsson Open Results Saturday At The Tennis Center at Crandon Park Key Biscayne, Fla. Singles Women Championship Victoria Azarenka (8), Belarus, def. Maria Sharapova (16), Russia, 6-1, 6-4. Doubles Men Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes (3), India, def. Max Mirnyi, Belarus, and Daniel Nestor (2), Canada, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 10-5 tiebreak.

T R A N S A C T I O N S HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL—Suspended Columbus D Jan Hejda for two games for elbowing Chicago F Marcus Kruger in the head during an April 1 game. OTTAWA SENATORS—Recalled D Andre Benoit from Binghamton (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES—Signed C Andy Miele. WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Recalled D Sean Collins from Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League AHL—Suspended Norfolk D Vladimir Mihalik one game as a result of his actions in a March 30 game against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

CAMPS/CLINICS

By ROXY ROXBOROUGH BOXING REPORT: In the WBO welterweight title fight on May 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Manny Pacquiao is -$750 vs. at Shane Mosley +$550. BASEBALL Favorite

Odds

Underdog

Heat

10

NETS

CELTICS

11

Pistons

BOBCATS

7

Wizards

YANKEES

( 9.0 )

Tigers

HORNETS

5

Pacers

White Sox

( 8.5 )

INDIANS

ROCKETS

5

BLUE JAYS

( 9.0 )

Twins

BLAZERS

3.5

American League

RAYS

( 9.0 )

Orioles

Red Sox

( 9.5 )

RANGERS

ROYALS

( 9.0 )

Angels

( 7.5 )

Mariners

A’S

National League MARLINS

( 8.0 )

Mets

REDS

( 8.5 )

Brewers

PHILLIES

( 8.0 )

Astros

Braves

( 7.5 )

NATIONALS

CARDS

( 8.0 )

Padres

CUBS

( NL )

Pirates

ROCKIES

( 9.5 )

D’backs

DODGERS

( 7.5 )

Giants

NBA Favorite

Points

SPURS

7.5

LAKERS

7

Underdog Suns Nuggets

KINGS

5.5

Jazz

KNICKS

12

Cavaliers

Magic

6.5

RAPTORS

Hawks Mavericks

College Basketball Favorite

Points

Underdog

NCAA Tournament Women's Final Four (Indianapolis, IN) Connecticut

7.5

Notre Dame

Stanford

4.5

Texas A&M

NHL Favorite

Odds

Underdog

FLYERS

-$155/ +$135

Rangers

HURRICANES

-$140/ +$120

Sabres

BLUE JACKETS

-$130/ +$110

Blues

RED WINGS

-$230/ +$190

Wild

BLACKHAWKS

-$180/ +$160

Lightning

DUCKS

-$165/ +$145

Stars

Flames

-$145/ +$125

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P O C O N O D O W N S Results Saturday Apr 02, 2011 First - $4,500 Pace 1:56.3 1-Pure Class (Ma Kakaley) 3.60 2.60 2.10 4-Rolling On (Ro Pierce) 9.20 3.60 2-Konjo N (Br Simpson) 3.00 EXACTA (1-4) $31.20 TRIFECTA (1-4-2) $92.00 SUPERFECTA (1-4-2-6) $1,978.80 Second - $8,500 Pace 1:53.4 7-Tarver Hanover (Ho Parker) 10.60 6.40 3.40 6-Voltage (An McCarthy) 24.80 5.40 2-Unicorn Hanover (Jo Pavia Jr) 2.10 EXACTA (7-6) $277.60 TRIFECTA (7-6-2) $968.80 SUPERFECTA (7-6-2-5) $2,452.60 DAILY DOUBLE (1-7) $26.20 Third - $4,500 Pace 1:55.1 5-Camwiser (Ro Pierce) 7.20 3.60 2.40 1-Hand Me No Lines (Mi Simons) 7.20 4.20 6-Chaco Hanover (Da Ingraham) 3.60 EXACTA (5-1) $74.80 TRIFECTA (5-1-6) $331.00 SUPERFECTA (5-1-6-3) $1,134.20 Fourth - $8,500 Trot 1:56.1 2-Jaavos Boy (An Napolitano) 2.80 2.10 2.20 5-Mystical Heiress (Jo Stratton) 4.60 4.80 8-Celebrity Legacy (Da Ingraham) 5.40 EXACTA (2-5) $11.80 TRIFECTA (2-5-8) $61.60 SUPERFECTA (2-5-8-9) $573.60 Scratched: The Windsurfer A Fifth - $4,500 Pace 1:56.3 6-Nothingcanshakeme (An Napolitano) 11.20 4.60 2.80 2-Caiden’s Colt (Ty Buter) 2.80 2.20 5-American Fury (Th Jackson) 3.60 EXACTA (6-2) $27.60 TRIFECTA (6-2-5) $172.20 SUPERFECTA (6-2-5-4) $307.20 PICK 3 (5-1-6) $89.40 PICK 3 (5-2-6) $89.40 Sixth - $17,000 Trot 1:55.4 5-Berto Keven (Ro Pierce) 3.00 2.40 2.10 6-Berndt Energy (Jo Pavia Jr) 19.00 7.40 3-Sophisticat (Jo Stratton) 3.00 EXACTA (5-6) $58.80 TRIFECTA (5-6-3) $262.20 SUPERFECTA (5-6-3-2) $2,116.40 Seventh - $11,000 Pace 1:54.1 3-Kate’s Joy (Ty Buter) 3.00 2.20 2.20 2-Tia Maria Hanover (Ho Parker) 3.20 2.80 8-Highly Thought Of (Mi Simons) 5.60 EXACTA (3-2) $9.40 TRIFECTA (3-2-8) $68.40 SUPERFECTA (3-2-8-1) $125.60 Eighth - $15,000 Pace 1:53.1 4-Rei Ven Lunatic (Br Simpson) 7.60 3.60 2.40 6-Raven Rocket (Jo Pavia Jr) 4.60 2.80 1-Sri Panka (Ma Kakaley) 2.80 EXACTA (4-6) $39.80 TRIFECTA (4-6-1) $135.40 SUPERFECTA (4-6-1-8) $311.00 Ninth - $8,500 Pace 1:53.1 5-Fox Valley Breeze (Br Simpson) 10.00 4.80 5.80 8-Pembroke Crankcall (Ma Romano) 14.00 6.40 2-Bt’s Spice Of Life (Ty Buter) 3.40 EXACTA (5-8) $172.20 TRIFECTA (5-8-2) $832.40 SUPERFECTA (5-8-2-ALL) $2,233.40 PICK 4 (5-3-4-5 (4 Out of 4)) $120.20 Tenth - $25,000 Pace 1:50.4 8-Golden Receiver (Ro Pierce) 2.80 2.20 2.10 7-Drop Red (Mi Simons) 7.00 4.00 3-Arduous (Br Simpson) 2.60 EXACTA (8-7) $16.40 TRIFECTA (8-7-3) $47.40 SUPERFECTA (8-7-3-6) $405.00 Eleventh - $8,500 Pace 1:55.0 2-Blow Em Away (Ji Taggart Jr) 4.00 3.60 2.20 4-Sea Dragon (Br Simpson) 4.20 4.80 6-Four Starz Alex (An McCarthy) 17.20 EXACTA (2-4) $22.00 TRIFECTA (2-4-6) $214.60 SUPERFECTA (2-4-6-8) $3,761.20 Twelfth - $17,000 Pace 1:51.4 6-Laguna Beach (Ro Pierce) 4.40 2.60 2.20 8-Inform (An Napolitano) 5.80 5.00 7-Beauty And A Beast (Ma Romano) 5.40 EXACTA (6-8) $33.00 TRIFECTA (6-8-7) $330.80 SUPERFECTA (6-8-7-3) $857.00 PICK 3 (8-2-6) $43.20 Thirteenth - $16,000 Pace 1:53.2 1-Shanghai Lil (Ty Buter) 4.20 2.40 2.20 2-Village Bolero (Br Simpson) 2.40 2.10 3-My True Delight (Ho Parker) 2.40 EXACTA (1-2) $8.20 TRIFECTA (1-2-3) $50.60 Scratched: Quicksilvercandy A Fourteenth - $4,500 Pace 1:54.2 6-Townie Guy (Mi Simons) 16.60 7.20 5.40 5-Dont Fight The Law (An McCarthy) 5.60 3.80 7-Summerhill Chris (Ji Taggart Jr) 6.60 EXACTA (6-5) $70.00 TRIFECTA (6-5-7) $412.80 SUPERFECTA (6-5-7-3) $4,045.40 LATE DOUBLE (1-6) $32.40 Total Handle-$291,835

N A S C A R Sprint Cup Series Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 Lineup After Saturday qualifying; race Sunday At Martinsville Speedway Ridgeway, Va. (Car number in parentheses) 1. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 96.509. 2. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 96.342. 3. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 96.293. 4. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 96.22. 5. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 95.995. 6. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 95.951. 7. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 95.903. 8. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 95.854. 9. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 95.825. 10. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 95.791. 11. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 95.786. 12. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 95.714. 13. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 95.694. 14. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 95.675. 15. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 95.651. 16. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 95.554. 17. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 95.54. 18. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 95.477. 19. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 95.468. 20. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 95.463. 21. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 95.429. 22. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 95.386. 23. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 95.275. 24. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 95.256. 25. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 95.256. 26. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 95.184. 27. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 95.118. 28. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 95.089. 29. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 95.079. 30. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 95.003. 31. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 94.955. 32. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 94.671. 33. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 94.661. 34. (7) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 94.548. 35. (66) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 94.472. 36. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 94.369. 37. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 94.209. 38. (09) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 94.045. 39. (60) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 93.877. 40. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, 93.613. 41. (37) Tony Raines, Ford, 93.253. 42. (46) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 93.253. 43. (71) Hermie Sadler, Chevrolet, 91.744. NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

H O C K E Y National Hockey League All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-Philadelphia............. 78 46 22 10 102 245 207 x-Pittsburgh ................ 79 46 25 8 100 225 192 N.Y. Rangers .............. 78 41 32 5 87 220 188 New Jersey ................. 78 36 37 5 77 163 196 N.Y. Islanders ............. 79 30 37 12 72 220 250 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA y-Boston ...................... 78 44 23 11 99 235 184 Montreal....................... 79 42 30 7 91 208 204 Buffalo.......................... 78 39 29 10 88 230 219 Toronto ........................ 79 37 32 10 84 213 240 Ottawa .......................... 79 30 39 10 70 183 243 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-Washington ............. 79 46 22 11 103 216 192 x-Tampa Bay ............... 78 43 24 11 97 233 232 Carolina ....................... 78 38 30 10 86 224 230 Atlanta.......................... 78 33 33 12 78 214 252 Florida.......................... 79 29 38 12 70 190 220 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-Detroit....................... 78 45 23 10 100 251 229 Nashville...................... 79 42 26 11 95 209 188 Chicago ....................... 77 42 27 8 92 246 212 Columbus.................... 78 34 31 13 81 209 240 St. Louis ...................... 78 35 33 10 80 226 228 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA z-Vancouver................ 78 52 17 9 113 253 177 Calgary ........................ 79 39 29 11 89 240 232 Minnesota ................... 78 37 33 8 82 196 220 Colorado...................... 77 29 40 8 66 217 273 Edmonton.................... 77 23 43 11 57 182 255 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-San Jose................... 77 45 23 9 99 230 199 Los Angeles ................ 78 45 27 6 96 213 185 Phoenix........................ 79 42 25 12 96 224 217 Anaheim ...................... 77 44 28 5 93 223 223 Dallas ........................... 77 38 28 11 87 210 221 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Friday's Games Chicago 4, Columbus 3, SO Colorado 4, Phoenix 3, SO New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 2 Calgary 3, St. Louis 2 Saturday's Games Boston 3, Atlanta 2 Tampa Bay 3, Minnesota 1 Detroit 4, Nashville 3, OT Los Angeles 3, Dallas 1 Toronto 4, Ottawa 2 Montreal 3, New Jersey 1 Carolina 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Washington 5, Buffalo 4, OT Pittsburgh 4, Florida 2 Edmonton at Vancouver, (n) Anaheim at San Jose, (n) Sunday's Games N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 12:30 p.m. Buffalo at Carolina, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 5 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago, 7 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 8 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Monday's Games Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m. NHL Scoring Leaders Through April 1 GP G A PTS Daniel Sedin, Van .................... 78 41 59 100 Martin St. Louis, TB................. 77 30 62 92 Henrik Sedin, Van.................... 78 19 72 91 Corey Perry, Anh ..................... 77 46 43 89 Steven Stamkos, TB................ 77 44 45 89 Jarome Iginla, Cgy .................. 79 39 41 80 Alex Ovechkin, Was ................ 75 29 49 78 Henrik Zetterberg, Det ............ 77 24 53 77 Teemu Selanne, Anh............... 68 28 48 76 Jonathan Toews, Chi ............... 75 31 44 75 Anze Kopitar, LA...................... 75 25 48 73 Claude Giroux, Phi................... 78 25 47 72 Ryan Kesler, Van ..................... 78 37 32 69

American Hockey League All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA x-Portland.............. 74 44 22 6 2 96 262 218 x-Manchester........ 77 43 25 3 6 95 243 199 Connecticut........... 76 38 30 2 6 84 207 210 Worcester.............. 76 35 29 4 8 82 204 234 Providence............ 76 35 35 3 3 76 197 242 Springfield ............. 76 33 38 2 3 71 221 243 Bridgeport ............. 76 27 38 4 7 65 203 254 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA y-Penguins .......... 76 55 20 0 1 111 247 174 x-Hershey ............. 77 45 24 3 5 98 250 205 Charlotte ............... 77 42 26 2 7 93 255 235 Norfolk................... 75 37 24 8 6 88 246 213 Binghamton .......... 76 40 29 3 4 87 246 213 Syracuse............... 76 32 37 3 4 71 200 236 Albany.................... 75 31 39 1 4 67 208 264 Adirondack ........... 75 28 37 4 6 66 182 238 WESTERN CONFERENCE North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Hamilton ................ 76 41 26 2 7 91 215 187 Manitoba................ 77 42 28 1 6 91 213 199 Lake Erie ............... 76 41 27 3 5 90 210 196 Toronto .................. 76 35 30 1 10 81 212 208 Abbotsford ............ 74 35 29 4 6 80 177 201 Grand Rapids........ 75 35 30 2 8 80 222 238 Rochester.............. 76 31 37 4 4 70 207 245 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA x-Milwaukee.......... 75 42 19 6 8 98 212 181 x-Houston.............. 78 44 28 1 5 94 227 208 Texas ..................... 74 40 24 4 6 90 207 195 Chicago ................. 76 38 28 4 6 86 248 242 Peoria .................... 75 39 29 2 5 85 206 204 Oklahoma City...... 76 37 28 2 9 85 231 226 San Antonio .......... 75 38 30 4 3 83 217 227 Rockford................ 75 33 33 4 5 75 194 234 x-Clinched Playoff Berth y-Clinched Divisional Title NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Saturday's Games Hamilton 3, Manitoba 2, SO Lake Erie 2, Toronto 0 Springfield 6, Connecticut 2 Charlotte 5, Albany 3 Manchester 4, Portland 2 Providence 4, Worcester 1 Adirondack 3, Syracuse 0 Bridgeport 4, Binghamton 3 Penguins 4, Rochester 3 Hershey 5, Norfolk 4 Houston at Chicago, (n) Peoria at San Antonio, (n) Texas at Oklahoma City, (n) Grand Rapids at Abbotsford, (n) Sunday's Games Manitoba at Toronto, 1 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Syracuse, 3 p.m. Portland at Connecticut, 3 p.m. Binghamton at Albany, 4 p.m. Worcester at Providence, 4:05 p.m. Rockford at Texas, 6 p.m. Peoria at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Monday's Games Rochester at Adirondack, 7 p.m. Norfolk at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Hamilton at Abbotsford, 10 p.m.

Dankos Core Wrestling Strength Training Camp will run April 9 through 16 at Danko’s All American Fitness in West Pittston. For more information, visit DankosAllAmericanFitness.com or call Larry Danko 825-5989. Electric City Baseball & Softball Academy will host a two-day hitting clinic at Connell Park Little League on April 16-17 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost is $75. For more information, go to www.electriccitybaseball.com or call 878-8483. Free Kids 10–and-Under Tennis Clinic, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9 at the Rock Rec Center. Tim Haus, head tennis pro at Valley Tennis & Swim Club, will be conducting the free Quickstart tennis clinic for children age 10-and-under. Quickstart Tennis is a play format that utilizes a smaller court, lighter, smaller racquets, and softer tennis balls that enables young players to learn to play tennis much faster. For more information, contact The Rock Recreation Center at 6962769, or emailtherockreccenter@bmha.org Geisinger Sports Performance Enhancement Camps are accepting registrations for athletes to receive disciplined training to help them achieve maximum performance in their sport of choice. Geisinger Sport Enhancement programs are staffed by certified athletic trainers. Programs are designed to teach athletes from seventh grade into adulthood specialized skills and training techniques that will improve their physical and psychological condition as well as minimize the opportunity of sportsrelated injuries. Camps are held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 13-July 28 in Bloomsburg and Hazleton. Participants can attend 12, 18 or an unlimited number of sessions. To register, visit www.geisinger.org/pc. Specialized team training is also available. This program is designed to meet the specific needs of sports teams looking to improve overall performance. For more information on customized team camps, call 1-866-414-4988. Wyoming Valley CYC will be offering weekday afternoon and Saturday morning swim lessons starting Monday. Also starting is the CYC Spring/Summer swim team. For more information, call Jeni at 823-6121, ext 292, or visitwww.wyomingvalleycyc.org. GOLF A charity golf tournament to benefit Blue Chip Farm no-kill animal refuge will be held 1 p.m. on April 29 at the Blue Ridge Trail Golf Course in Mountain Top. The format will be captain and crew with a shotgun start. The cost is $85 per player and includes 18 holes, cart, beverages and dinner. King’s College Football coach Jeff Knarr has announced the Monarchs will be hosting the King’s Football Golf Classic June 12 at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountain Top. The event will serve as a fundraising event for the King’s football program and is open to the general public, including alum-

G O L F PGA Tour Houston Open Scores Saturday At Redstone Golf Club, Tournament Course Humble, Texas Third Round Phil Mickelson ...................................70-70-63—203 Scott Verplank ...................................73-65-65—203 Aaron Baddeley.................................73-65-66—204 Chris Kirk ...........................................66-69-69—204 David Hearn.......................................69-70-66—205 Anthony Kim ......................................72-64-69—205 Steve Stricker ....................................67-72-67—206 Nate Smith .........................................69-72-66—207 Hunter Mahan....................................70-71-66—207 Robert Allenby ..................................68-72-67—207 Padraig Harrington ...........................68-69-70—207 Ben Curtis ..........................................70-70-68—208 J.J. Henry...........................................73-70-65—208 Vaughn Taylor ...................................68-71-69—208 Michael Putnam ................................70-69-69—208 Brandt Jobe .......................................69-72-68—209 Matt Kuchar........................................72-70-67—209 Zack Miller .........................................68-74-67—209 Greg Chalmers..................................70-73-66—209 Nathan Green ....................................67-73-69—209 Ben Martin .........................................73-66-70—209 Tim Petrovic.......................................70-68-71—209 Jimmy Walker....................................63-74-72—209 Alex Cejka..........................................71-70-69—210 Ross Fisher .......................................71-70-69—210 Brian Davis.........................................71-72-67—210 Gary Woodland .................................71-70-69—210 David Mathis ......................................70-70-70—210 Cameron Beckman ...........................69-74-67—210 Webb Simpson..................................72-72-66—210 Cameron Tringale .............................74-70-66—210 John Rollins .......................................67-71-72—210 Josh Teater ........................................65-72-73—210 Tommy Gainey..................................68-73-70—211 Michael Thompson ...........................72-69-70—211 John Senden .....................................72-69-70—211 Louis Oosthuizen ..............................72-69-70—211 Nick O’Hern .......................................65-74-72—211 Blake Adams .....................................72-72-67—211 Ben Crane ..........................................70-68-73—211 J.B. Holmes .......................................73-71-67—211 Charl Schwartzel...............................74-67-71—212 Chad Campbell .................................71-70-71—212 Ernie Els.............................................71-72-69—212 Charley Hoffman ...............................72-68-72—212 Scott Piercy .......................................71-72-69—212 Kent Jones.........................................72-72-68—212 Steve Elkington .................................68-71-73—212 Bill Lunde ...........................................68-71-73—212 Johnson Wagner...............................69-67-76—212 Steve Marino .....................................72-70-71—213 D.A. Points.........................................70-72-71—213 Andres Romero.................................73-70-70—213 Joseph Bramlett ................................73-68-72—213 Roland Thatcher ................................77-67-69—213 Charles Howell III..............................69-75-69—213 Michael Bradley ................................71-71-72—214 Billy Mayfair........................................69-74-71—214 Troy Merritt ........................................72-71-71—214 Lee Westwood ..................................68-72-74—214

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Kraft Nabisco Par Scores Saturday At Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage, Calif. Third Round a-denotes amateur Yani Tseng ..................................70-68-66—204 -12 Stacy Lewis.................................66-69-71—206 -10 Morgan Pressel ..........................70-69-69—208 -8 Michelle Wie ...............................74-67-69—210 -6 Angela Stanford..........................72-72-67—211 -5 Mika Miyazato .............................67-75-70—212 -4 Chie Arimura...............................68-73-71—212 -4 Brittany Lincicome......................66-72-74—212 -4 Jimin Kang ..................................72-69-72—213 -3 Mi Hyun Kim ...............................70-75-69—214 -2 Karen Stupples...........................71-72-71—214 -2 Sophie Gustafson ......................72-68-74—214 -2 Jane Park ....................................68-70-76—214 -2 Eun-Hee Ji ..................................75-71-69—215 -1 Se Ri Pak ....................................73-71-71—215 -1 Katie Futcher...............................70-71-74—215 -1 Amy Yang ....................................70-69-76—215 -1

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ni, family and friends of the program. Registration is scheduled for noon with a shotgun start slated for 1:30 p.m. Entry includes greens fees, carts, long-drive contest, closest to the pin contests, and an auction to bid on various items that will benefit the football program. Dinner will also be provided. A variety of sponsorship levels are also available. For additional information, go to the football team page atwww.kingscollegeathletics.com. King’s College Men’s Soccer coach Mark Basset announced the Monarchs will be hosting their fifth annual Alumni Game/Golf Outing the weekend of April 16-17. On Saturday, the Alumni Game will take place at 5 p.m. at McCarthy Stadium in the Betzler Athletic Complex. Following the game, the Alumni Social will be held afterward at The Frog Pond. On Sunday, the Alumni Golf Tournament will be held at Sugarloaf Golf Club with dinner to follow. MEETINGS Duryea Little League will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Duryea VFW. All managers and coaches are urged to attend. Remember to mark your calendars for Opening Day on April 16 at 1 p.m. Hanover Area Boys Basketball Booster Club will be accepting nominations for officers at the April 11 meeting at Major League. Anyone interested should attend this meeting. Hanover Area Cheerleading Booster Club, 7 p.m. Thursday in the high school cafeteria. Luzerne County Girls Softball,7 p.m. Monday at the Press box at the Ashley field. Wyoming Valley ASA Chapter of Umpires will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Konefal’s in Edwardsville. REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS Forty Fort Pioneers Soccer, registrations in the Forty Fort Borough Building basement on the following dates and times: Monday, 6-8 p.m.; April 10, 1-4 p.m.; April 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, e-mail info@fortyfortpioneers.org or contact Susan 650-3071. Upper 90 Soccer Training Academy will be holding tryouts for Boys U15 to U17 travel teams on April 11, April 13, and April 18. Anyone interested should contact Rob Havard, Director of Coaching, at 814-3374 orrobhav13@msn.com. Wilkes-Barre Cosmos Soccer Club will be having registration for the fall season today and April 9, 10, 16 and 17 at Stanton Lanes from 2 to 5 p.m. and May 11-12 at the concession stand at Coal Street Park from 5 to 7 p.m. Players must be 4 years old by Aug. 1,2011. If you have any questions, call Tom at 8235488 or emailwilkesbarrecosmos@gmail.com. Bulletin Board items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, emailed to tlsports@timesleader.com or dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.

Anna Nordqvist...........................69-74-73—216 E Sandra Gal ..................................67-74-75—216 E Paula Creamer............................73-74-70—217 +1 Juli Inkster ...................................73-73-71—217 +1 Maria Hjorth ................................75-70-72—217 +1 Alena Sharp ................................71-73-73—217 +1 Karrie Webb................................69-74-74—217 +1 Julieta Granada ..........................72-70-75—217 +1 I.K. Kim ........................................75-67-75—217 +1 Seon Hwa Lee ............................72-70-75—217 +1 Vicky Hurst..................................72-77-69—218 +2 Lee-Anne Pace ..........................76-72-70—218 +2 Christel Boeljon ..........................74-73-71—218 +2 a-Ariya Jutanugarn ....................74-73-71—218 +2 Suzann Pettersen ......................75-71-72—218 +2 Becky Morgan.............................72-73-73—218 +2 Leta Lindley ................................72-71-75—218 +2 Wendy Ward ...............................70-71-77—218 +2 Inbee Park...................................76-72-71—219 +3 Na Yeon Choi .............................73-74-72—219 +3 Maria Hernandez........................73-74-72—219 +3 Hee Kyung Seo ..........................76-71-72—219 +3 Meaghan Francella ....................75-71-73—219 +3 Natalie Gulbis..............................73-73-73—219 +3 Ai Miyazato..................................71-75-73—219 +3 Stacy Prammanasudh ...............71-75-73—219 +3 Melissa Reid ...............................71-75-73—219 +3 Momoko Ueda ............................70-76-73—219 +3 Jiyai Shin .....................................73-72-74—219 +3 Reilley Rankin.............................69-75-75—219 +3 Sun Young Yoo ..........................74-68-77—219 +3 Brittany Lang ...............................75-73-72—220 +4 Kristy McPherson.......................74-74-72—220 +4 Amanda Blumenherst ................74-73-73—220 +4 So Yeon Ryu...............................75-72-73—220 +4 Mariajo Uribe ..............................70-75-75—220 +4 Gwladys Nocera.........................72-72-76—220 +4 Lindsey Wright............................76-73-72—221 +5 Stephanie Sherlock....................73-75-73—221 +5 Song-Hee Kim ............................71-74-76—221 +5 Shanshan Feng ..........................72-77-73—222 +6 Laura Davies...............................73-74-75—222 +6 Paige Mackenzie........................72-75-75—222 +6 Karine Icher ................................74-72-76—222 +6 Kyeong Bae.................................73-72-77—222 +6 Katherine Hull .............................76-73-74—223 +7 Shi Hyun Ahn..............................73-75-76—224 +8 Shiho Oyama ..............................71-77-76—224 +8 Laura Diaz ...................................74-73-77—224 +8 Azahara Munoz...........................76-73-76—225 +9 Candie Kung ...............................78-70-77—225 +9 Nicole Castrale ...........................76-71-79—226+10

S O C C E R Major League Soccer All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Philadelphia ................... 2 0 0 6 2 0 New England.................. 1 0 2 5 4 3 New York........................ 1 0 2 5 2 1 Chicago .......................... 1 0 1 4 4 3 Sporting Kansas City .... 1 1 1 4 8 8 Toronto FC..................... 1 1 1 4 5 5 Columbus ....................... 1 1 1 4 3 3 D.C. ................................. 1 1 0 3 4 3 Houston .......................... 0 1 2 2 2 3 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Real Salt Lake ............... 2 0 0 6 5 1 Colorado......................... 2 0 0 6 4 1 Vancouver ...................... 1 1 1 4 7 6 Los Angeles ................... 1 1 1 4 3 5 San Jose......................... 1 1 0 3 2 1 Chivas USA.................... 0 2 1 1 3 5 Seattle ............................. 0 2 1 1 1 3 Portland .......................... 0 2 1 1 2 6 FC Dallas........................ 0 2 1 1 1 5 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Friday's Games Columbus 2, FC Dallas 0 Saturday's Games Toronto FC 1, Chivas USA 1, tie Vancouver 3, Sporting Kansas City 3, tie New York 1, Houston 1, tie New England 1, Portland 1, tie Seattle FC at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Sunday's Games D.C. United at Colorado, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 New England at Vancouver, 10 p.m.


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PENGUINS SUNDAY LAST FIVE GAMES

March 26 at Adirond’k L, 3-2

March 27 at Hershey W, 3-2

Wednesday at Norfolk W, 4-3

Friday Charlotte W, 6-3

NEXT FIVE GAMES

Saturday Rochester 7:05 p.m.

Today at Syracuse 3 p.m.

Friday Hershey 7:05 p.m.

Saturday at Hershey 7 p.m.

April 10 Adirondack 3:05 p.m.

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“It was a very fun year at UNH, but it’s time to move on now and I’m looking forward to starting a new career in Wilkes-Barre.” -- Paul Thompson, Penguins forward

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After completing his college career at New Hampshire last Sunday, forward Paul Thompson made his pro debut Friday for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Hobey Baker finalist at UNH tackles the pro game By TOM VENESKY tvenesky@timesleader.com

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Paul Thompson’s pro hockey career is less than a week old, but he already has a pretty impressive resume. Thompson, 22, comes to the Penguins fresh off his senior season at the University of New Hampshire, where he was named Hockey East Player of the Year, New England’s Most Valuable Player, Hockey East First Team All-Star and, and perhaps the most notable accolade, a top-10 finalist for this year’s Hobey Baker Award. “It’s quite impressive,” said Penguins goaltender Brad Thiessen, also a Hobey Baker finalist when he played for Northeastern University. “Hockey East is one of the top conferences in college hockey, and for him to do what he did speaks volumes for just how good a year he really did have.” Good might be an understatement when it comes to describing Thompson’s senior season. In 39 games, Thompson posted 52 points (28 goals, 24 assists) and ranked second in the nation with 12 power-play goals while leading Hockey East in points, goals, power-play goals and game-winning goals (7). While Thompson admitted that the awards are exciting, he quickly diverts such talk to an aspect he feels is more important than individual success – the team. “Our team (UNH) had a good year and did some good things, but we didn’t exactly accomplish everything we wanted to,” Thompson said after Friday’s morning skate. “From that aspect it was a bit disappointing.” Thompson was referring to UNH’s 2-1 loss to Notre Dame in the NCAA Northeast Regional last Sunday, putting an

end to a season that saw the Wildcats finish with a 22-11-6 record. While the loss was a letdown, Thompson hasn’t had much time to dwell on it. On Monday – a day after he completed his college career – Pittsburgh inked the undrafted Thompson to a two-year entry level contract. On Friday, he signed an amateur tryout contract with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and saw his first pro action that night in a game against Charlotte. “It’s crazy that we just lost on Sunday and I played my first pro game on Friday,” Thompson said. “It was a very fun year at UNH, but it’s time to move on now and I’m looking forward to starting a new career in Wilkes-Barre.” The Penguins are looking forward to having him as well. Like Thiessen, head coach John Hynes is also impressed with what Thompson accomplished in the college ranks. “The awards and the things he’s done in college hockey are pretty prestigious. You have to execute in some big-game situations to get the awards and recognition he received,” Hynes said. But the AHL is a new test for Thompson, and the timing of his arrival – just before the start of the playoffs – means he’ll be able to play in some important games as the Penguins tune up for the postseason. “It’s a different game here and now it’s about how quickly he can adapt and use his skills within our structure,” Hynes said. “Anytime you come into a team this late in the season there’s a lot of meaningful hockey

to be played. That will be a good test for him.” Aside from his proven offensive ability, Thompson comes to the Penguins already familiar with how they play. He attended Pittsburgh’s development camp last year and got to know some of the players currently on the WilkesBarre/Scranton roster and, most importantly, the Penguins’ system. “That makes the transition a little easier,” Thompson said. “But I just have to make sure I do the little things right, adjust my game and play in a different role.” Adjusting his game is something Thompson has done before. He came to New Hampshire with one thing on his mind – producing offense. Still, in his first two seasons Thompson posted just 21 points in 62 games and along the way he realized he needed to be a more complete player to earn more ice time. “I grew as a player during those first two years because it taught me that you have to play both ways to be successful,” Thompson said. “That started to reflect in my junior year.”

That’s when Thompson posted 19 goals and 39 points in 39 games before his 52-point campaign this past season. Thompson had some good teachers during his college career as well. For two seasons one of his teammates was James van Riemsdyk, a former No. 2 overall pick who is now a left wing for the Philadelphia Flyers. And his linemate during his junior season was Bobby Butler, who is currently playing in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators after scoring 22 goals with Binghamton this season. The positive attributes of both players rubbed off on Thompson. “James is just such a talent and you look up to him because he was so gifted and worked very hard,” Thompson said. “Bobby was the same way. He had a great senior year while I was playing on his line and he gave me inspiration to want to have a year like that. “Watching the way both of those guys did things on and off the ice really helped me.” A native of New Hampshire, Thompson said it was always his dream to play hockey for UNH and follow in the footsteps of his cousin, Mike Souza, who played there from 1996 to 2000 before turning pro. With his dream has been achieved, Thompson is embarking on a new one – playing professional hockey. “I want to start off doing anything I can to contribute and earn the respect of my teammates,” he said. “Over time hopefully I’ll be a goal scorer and my role will increase. I’ve only been a pro hockey player for a few days now and it’s exciting to be a part of a team like this that has already accomplished so much this season.”

Player: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins center Joe Vitale We’re not talking about taking pictures when it comes to making a snapshot. In fact, if you do this move correctly chances are it will be too fast for any camera to capture. A snapshot is kind of like a hybrid between a wrist shot and slap shot. It combines the accuracy of the former with the power of the latter while adding another facet – speed. But it takes time to develop a good snapshot. Vitale’s garage at his parents’ house bears the proof of that. As a kid growing up in St. Louis, Vitale spent hours shooting hundreds of pucks in his parents’ garage. He left behind holes and puck marks all over the walls, but Vitale now has one of the better snapshots on the Penguins team. Follow his advice below to develop your own snapshot, but just get your parents’ permission before unleashing puck havoc inside their garage. How is a snapshot different from a slap shot? “It’s mostly in the windup. Most of the time a slap shot windup goes a little above the shoulder. With a snapshot you don’t go more than a foot behind the puck. I hardly ever make slap shots anymore. That game’s so quick and time and space are so valuable. I use a snapshot 99 percent of the time and I’ve only taken maybe two slap shots all year.” And how is it different from a wrist shot? “With a wrister you corral the puck and follow through. The puck’s always on your blade and it starts at the heel and rolls to the toe. With a snapshot, the puck starts at the toe and you bring it and snap it. It’s the opposite of a wrist shot.” Rise in popularity: “I think the reason why a snapshot is more common now is because of the way they make sticks now. In the old days when sticks were wood, to get more power in your shot and more speed, you have to wind up and just tank it. The way they make sticks now, you don’t need that much power. With just that long shaft you can get the power of a slap shot. The whip of the shaft kind of snaps off on the blade and that’s why it’s a fast shot.” Seal of approval: “A snapshot is the best shot. The accuracy is way better than a slap shot, as are the quickness, being able to do it in tight spaces and a short amount of time.” Aim it: “It’s all about where you point your stick. Wherever the toe of your blade is pointing that’s where your shot is going to go. If you want to shoot high, follow through with your stick high. Shoot low, point low.” Popeye arms: “You have to learn how to torque your stick and get that flex, and that’s where you get the snap from. It’s all about strength. When I was a kid I worked on my forearm strength, building up my wrists and my core.” That poor garage: “Repetition is the best way to practice a snapshot. And you don’t even need to do it on the ice, just a garage. Beat the heck out of your parents’ garage. I put holes in the windows and walls, and left puck marks everywhere from shooting 200 to 300 pucks a day. The more you do it the better you’ll become at it.”


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Tying record, Phil shares the lead By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer

HUMBLE, Texas — Phil Mickelson shot his lowest round in two years on Saturday, tying the course record with a 9-under 63 to share the lead with Scott Verplank after three rounds at the Houston Open. Verplank shot his second straight 65 to catch Mickelson at 13-under par. Aaron Baddeley (66) and second-round leader Chris Kirk (69) were one stroke back, and defending champion Anthony Kim and David Hearn (66) were two behind. Mickelson, the defending champion at next week’s Masters, equaled the record score set by Johnson Wagner and Adam Scott in 2008 and matched by Jimmy Walker on Thursday. It was Lefty’s best score since a 62 in the third round at the 2009 Northern Trust Open, which he won. “To get a good round like this means a lot,” Mickelson said. “Also, to have the challenge to be in contention, to be in the final group, have an opportunity to win, I really enjoy that opportunity. I think it’s good for me to be in that position heading into next week, too.” Mickelson has won the last four events during which had a round of 64 or better, dating to the 2006 BellSouth Classic. That year, he earned his second green jacket the following week and is the last player to win the event before Augusta and the Masters in the same year. The Houston Open became the run-up tournament to the Masters in 2007, and Mickelson is here for the fourth straight year. He practiced at Augusta earlier this week, and only arrived in Houston on Wednesday, bypass-

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Phil Mickelson reacts after making a birdie on the 15th hole during the third round of the Houston Open Saturday.

ing the chance to play warmup rounds at Redstone. He said winning the week before the ’06 Masters gave him a valuable boost, and he sees no disadvantage in trying to duplicate that feat. “People have talked about winning the week before a major as not necessarily the greatest thing, because it takes away energy, or what have you,” Mickelson said. “I felt like in ’06, it was really a benefit to gain the momentum and confidence of winning a golf

tournament right before, especially the Masters.” Organizers have tried to groom the Redstone course to simulate the conditions players will see next week, and Mickelson said that creates a smooth transition to Augusta. But Mickelson is more concerned this weekend with improving his shot visualization than practicing shots he’ll see at the Masters. He had shot only four sub-70 rounds in his previous four events.

“What I’m working on is what I did best today, which was really seeing the shot and executing and holding that picture throughout the swing,” Mickelson said. “I probably did that better today than I have in a long time.” Mickelson switched between two drivers — with different lengths and lofts — on the practice range before his round. He’s leaning toward having both in his bag at Augusta next week. “There’s a good chance I’ll have that,” Mickelson said. Mickelson birdied three of his first four holes on Saturday, under cloudy skies with virtually no wind. Paired with Lee Westwood, he lost his tee shot left on No. 6, a dogleg left. Mickelson took a drop out of a native area, but then saved par by holing a 50-yard pitch from behind the green. When the ball disappeared, Westwood’s caddie, Billy Foster, kneeled and bowed to Mickelson in joking homage as the huge gallery exploded into a loud roar. “It could’ve really been bad,” Mickelson said. “I’m just fighting not to have it be a double (bogey), and be a momentum killer. When that chip went in, it really propelled me to play the last 12 holes good.” Mickelson birdied the par-5 8th, then sank a 22-footer on the par-3 9th to reach 9 under. He dropped his100-yard approach to No. 10 within 9 feet and made that putt, completing a stretch of eight birdies in16 holes spanning the second and third rounds. “A fun round,” Mickelson said. “I got off to a good start, birdied the first hole and was able to kind of maintain the momentum.” Verplank is making only his fourth start of the year as he continues to cope with a sore left wrist, the result of a degenerative condition. He’s somehow still managed to hit 34 of 42 fairways this week and is tied with Baddeley for second among the field in total putts (80).

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Hot Busch cooled off, Sauter takes truck race

Sauter passes Kyle one lap before finish to earn first win this year and third for career. By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Johnny Sauter passed Kyle Busch one lap before the finish to win the Trucks Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday. Busch had the race wrapped up until a caution with nine laps to go set up one final restart. He had a good start, but Sauter reeled him in and passed Busch right before the white flag. Sauter then pulled away for his first win of the season, and third in 65 career series starts. “Somebody finally beat Kyle Busch!” crew chief Joe Shear Jr. yelled after Sauter crossed the finish line. Sauter took some satisfaction in beating Busch, who settled for second. Busch has five wins this year spanning NASCAR’s top three series, including one in the Trucks. “Even if you are not a NASCAR fan, you know who Kyle Busch is because he wins every week,” Sauter said. “It’s cool to beat Kyle Busch, I can tell you that.” The win pushed Sauter into

the points lead, and he’s the first non-Sprint Cup Series driver to win a race this year. Cup drivers had won every event in all three of NASCAR’s national series prior to Sauter’s victory. Busch, who led three times for 64 laps, believed he would have won if not for the final caution. “We had a shot, we just gave it away,” he said. “During that last restart, I couldn’t turn. If we didn’t have that last caution, we probably would have been alright. I hate losing at Martinsville, I’d like to win one here someday.” That’s how Sauter felt, too. Martinsville had never been good to him, even though he’d steadily improved over the years. In the Trucks, his previous career best finish was 16th. “This win is really big for me and really important to me,” Sauter said. “The times I have been here, whether it was Cup or Nationwide or Trucks, just never had nothing to show for it. Now I have something to show for it.” Ron Hornaday Jr. finished third and was followed by Kevin Harvick and Timothy Peters. Cole Whitt was sixth, Austin Dillon seventh, and Ricky Carmichael, Brendan Gaughan and Max Papis rounded out the top 10.

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Division I isn’t going to make things easy on Tunkhannock. Along with the Tigers in Division I West are Wyoming Area and Dallas, which tested Tunkhannock in the district playoffs a year ago, plus a very successful Wyoming Valley West program and 2008 state champion Berwick. Division I East features defending champ Hazleton Area, which came within one win of the state tournament a year ago. Coughlin has a top collegebound pitcher of its own, as Anthony Grillini (Binghamton) will try to help the Crusaders return to the district title game for a second straight year. Pittston Area, Crestwood and Holy Redeemer have all made recent appearances in the D2 finals and Nanticoke begins a new era under first-year coach Dean Myers. In the Division II ranks, Meyers has to replace several important players from its District 2 Class 2A championship team from a year ago. But the Mohawks should still be in the mix for a division title, led by senior John Nargoski, who has committed to play college ball for Division I Iona. Like last year, Lake-Lehman

W V C B A S E B A L L C A P S U L E S (teams are listed in alphabetical order) DIVISION I EAST Coughlin 2010 WVC Record/Finish: 9-6, second place; Lost in D2 championship State classification: 3A Coach: Moe Rodzinak Home field: Hilldale Park, N. Main Street, Plains Twp. Outlook: Regardless of their record, the Crusaders always find a way to be right in the mix for a district championship. And with one of the best pitchers in the region back for his senior season, Coughlin has a chance to beat anyone when Anthony Grillini takes the mound. The Binghamton-bound righthander sports a mid-80s fastball and finished the 2010 regular season with a sub-2.00 ERA, striking out 50 and walking only seven. The Crusaders will have to replace the steady bats of Jordan Ramirez, Mick Humanik and Ryan Sod, among others, but leading hitter Joey Parsnik returns. Crestwood 2010 WVC Record/Finish: 5-10, fifth place; Lost in D2 first round State classification: 3A Coach: Mark Modrovsky Home field: Mountain Post Legion, Church Road, Mountain Top Outlook: The Comets face the daunting task of replacing a legitimate pro prospect in pitcher Matt Wotherspoon, who is now playing for Pitt. Last year’s No. 2 starter, Ian Richardson, will have a chance to step up along with a handful of others who saw work primarily as relievers in 2010. A group of seniors including Zack Berg, Steve Brynok, Collin Petrochko, Ethan Slembarski and Matt Ritz are among the returning starters who will look to improve upon last season’s regular-season total of 62 runs, which was second-lowest in Division I. The Comets must also replace a pair of three-year starters in Pete Lamore and Bobby Katulka. Hazleton Area 2010 WVC Record/Finish: 11-4, first place; Lost in D2-4 championship State classification: 4A Coach: Gino Cara Home field: Rex Antinozzi Field, E. 22nd Street, Hazleton Outlook: After leading the Cougars to the Division I East title in just his second season at the helm of his alma mater, Gino Cara’s next step is to keep Hazleton Area among the top teams in the district. This year’s challenge will be rebuilding the pitching staff, which lost a pair of talented workhorses in Adam Davis (St. John’s) and Tom Mariano, who combined to pitch 84 of the team’s 100-plus innings in the regular season last year. Returning players with experience include John Medvecky, Carl Cara and Josh Bayzick. Medvecky was one of the Cougars’ top hitters in 2010, hovering near .400 at the plate. Holy Redeemer 2010 WVC Record/Finish: 6-9, fourth place; Lost in D2 championship State classification: 2A Coach: Chris Ritsick Home field: Hollenback Park, N. Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre Outlook: After falling just one agonizing out short of a district title last season, the Royals return ready to take another run at a D2 crown. As the lone Class 2A team playing in Division I, Holy Redeemer is always very well prepared to take on the 2A bracket in the postseason. Helping matters will be the return of slugger Steve Ruch, who topped the division with six homers and 19 RBI in league play last season. He is joined by Christian Choman, who had an impressive sophomore campaign. Other starters back include top pitcher Ted Ritsick and fellow senior Mark Malloy. Gone are Zach Ell (Penn State), Shawn Murray and Mark Zielen. Nanticoke 2010 WVC Record/Finish: 2-13, sixth place; Lost in D2 first round State classification: 3A Coach: Dean Myers Home field: High school, Kosciuszko Street, Nanticoke Outlook: Taking over the Trojans in 2011 is Dean Myers, who replaces Bob Bertoni, now the softball

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As a pitcher and hitter, Mike Papi is one of the key returners for defending D2 Class 3A champion Tunkhannock. Papi has signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Virginia next season.

and Hanover Area are expected to battle the Mohawks for the top spot. The Black Knights finished first and the Hawkeyes took second in the 2010 regular season. “We’re to a point in our program now where we have lofty goals and very high expectations,” said Lake-Lehman coach Mark LeValley, entering his

fourth season leading the team. “We want to win that district title so bad, but you don’t win it on paper – you win it on the field.” Last season, Northwest, Wyoming Seminary and West Side Tech made up the next tier of teams in Division II, followed by GAR and MMI Prep. GAR and Northwest figure to

benefit from a full season under the belts of second-year coaches Ryan Gwynn and Lou DiPasquale, respectively. Seminary was just a play or two away from reaching the D2 Class A championship in 2010, while still-growing programs Tech and MMI have both shown improved results on the field.

coach at Crestwood. Myers’ task is to reshape Nanticoke into a contender. Since the WVC realigned from three divisions to two before the 2008 season, the Trojans – formerly a Division II squad – have gone just 7-38 in league play as a member of Division I. The first step for Nanticoke is cutting down on the 125 runs allowed in 2010. Familiar faces who are returning to the lineup this season include senior Eric Hauer and juniors Joe Yudichak and Anthony Ioanna. Hauer led the team in hits while the two juniors hit double digits in RBI. Pittston Area 2010 WVC Record/Finish: 8-7, third place; Lost in D2 quarterfinals State classification: 3A Coach: Paul Zaffuto Home field: Primary Center, Rock Street, Hughestown Outlook: After a transitional 2010 season in which the Patriots had to replace a large group of threeand four-year starters, a new senior class is hoping to put Pittston Area back at the top of Division I. Ron Musto, Josh Savokinas, R.J. Emmett, Jordan Bone and Matt Antal were all regulars in the lineup a year ago, with Bone and fellow senior Jim Castellino as the most experienced returning pitchers. The Patriots will have to replace the talented Dwight Houseman, who led the team in hitting and also emerged as a very effective pitcher as the season progressed. DIVISION I WEST Berwick 2010 WVC Record/Finish: 4-10, fifth place; Lost in D2 first round State classification: 3A Coach: Brian Pinterich Home field: North Berwick Field, Heights Road, Berwick Outlook: With the graduation of A.J. Mihaly, the Bulldogs are now without every starter from their 2008 PIAA championship team – the first and only WVC squad to capture a state title. Building back up to that level has come with some growing pains, as the team has struggled at the plate in the two seasons since that incredible postseason run. The five regulars who topped the team in hitting last season, including Mihaly, are gone. The Bulldogs have five seniors on this year’s roster, with Tyler Soboleski, Luke McDanel and David Calovi bringing experience from last season. Dallas 2010 WVC Record/Finish: 6-8, fourth place; Lost in D2 quarterfinals State classification: 3A Home field: Back Mountain Little League complex, Church Street, Dallas Twp. Coach: Ken Kashatus Outlook: With 20 hits and 15 RBI in 14 regularseason games last year, Marc Noyalis had one of the most productive seasons in all of Division I. Noyalis is back for his senior season with the Mountaineers as the team’s top returning hitter and as one of the options on the mound. Last year’s No. 1 starter, Hunter Englehart, has moved on to Division I college ball at the University of Hartford, and Dallas will have to replace his 44 strikeouts. Brian Stepniak stepped in as a freshman a year ago, starting three games and pitching well (3.89 ERA). Other lineup regulars back for 2011 include Paul Narcum, Travis DeBona and Deep Patel. Tunkhannock 2010 WVC Record/Finish: 12-2, first place; Won D2 championship, lost in PIAA quarterfinals State classification: 3A Coach: Gary Custer Home field: High school, W. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock Outlook: The expectations remain extremely high for the Tigers, who were three wins away from a state championship last season. Tunkhannock returns the bulk of that roster, including a pair of Division I college prospects in seniors Mike Papi (Virginia) and Mike Healey (Connecticut). Five other regulars – Rich Condeelis, Kyle Custer, Wes Custer, Ryan Goodwin and Ty Saylor – are back for the defending district and division champs. Pitcher Louis Sick is one of the few players who must be replaced, but with Healey, Papi, Condeelis and some up-and-coming sophomores, the Tigers may still have the top staff in the league. Wyoming Area 2010 WVC Record/Finish: 9-5, second place; Lost in D2 semifinals State classification: 3A Coach: Chick Andrewscavage

Home field: Atlas Field, Erie Street, Exeter Outlook: Coming off a breakthrough 2010 season, the Warriors are looking to keep the momentum going for the program. Wyoming Area went from a 1-13 season in 2009 to a berth in the district semifinals in 2010, scoring 58 more runs during the regular season in the process. Catcher Kody Nowicki was one of the top hitters in the league a year ago and is one of 10 seniors on the roster. Gone are impressive shortstop Corey Furman, now playing at Bucknell; and No. 1 pitcher Andre Harris. Junior Dylan Maloney was primarily a reliever last year but didn’t allow a run in 16 innings. Wyoming Valley West 2010 WVC Record/Finish: 8-6, third place; Lost in D2-4 quarterfinals State classification: 4A Coach: John Milius Home field: Spartan Stadium, Gates Avenue, Kingston Outlook: The Spartans hit a speed bump last season after a multi-year stretch of dominance in the WVC. The 2011 Spartans will look to start a new surge, as the majority of players from the 2009 district championship team have moved on. Senior Chris Clocker was a reserve on that squad two years ago and is now the team’s top returning hitter after racking up 17 RBI in 14 games as a junior. Valley West has a number of sophomores who could see time, including Joe Pechulis, who started every game last year as a freshman. The Spartans will miss Cody Ellsworth on the mound after he allowed just three earned runs in 32 innings during the 2010 regular season. DIVISION II GAR 2010 WVC Record/Finish: 2-12, eighth place; Lost in D2 first round State classification: 2A Coach: Ryan Gwynn Home field: Coal Street Park, Coal Street, Wilkes-Barre Outlook: The transition was rocky for the Grenadiers last year in Ryan Gwynn’s first season as coach, and GAR is looking for some stability in the lineup in 2011. Four players who appeared in at least 10 games last season – Jeff Ankner, Lance Letteer, Christian Skrepenak and Pat Smith – return for this season. The 6-foot-10 sophomore Skrepenak is the leading returning hitter and RBI man. The Grenadiers will look to cut down on the league-high 148 runs they surrendered last season, with many of them being unearned. Letteer threw more innings last year than any of GAR’s returning pitchers and led the team with a 3.23 ERA. Hanover Area 2010 WVC Record/Finish: 12-2, second place; Lost in D2 quarterfinals State classification: 2A Coach: Mike Zapotoski Home field: High school, Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Twp. Outlook: The Hawkeyes have been used to success under Mike Zapotoski, who has led the program to two division crowns and a secondplace finish in his first three seasons on the job. Hanover Area must replace a group of talented players, including top hitter and pitcher Nate Jendrzejewski. Eight seniors lead this year’s squad, including five who played for the majority of last season – Cory Dickson, Kyle Kreitzer, Matt Lukachinsky, Kurt Pericci and Mike View. The Hawks will have to break in new starting pitchers, as the departed Jendrzejewski and Matt Mullery combined to throw all but four innings of last season. Lake-Lehman 2010 WVC Record/Finish: 13-1, first place; Lost in D2 semifinals State classification: 2A Coach: Mark LeValley Home field: High school, Old Route 115, Lehman Outlook: The last three seasons for the Black Knights have ended with a loss to the eventual district champion, a trend they’d like to see stopped with a district crown of their own. With seven seniors on the roster, many of whom started last season, Lake-Lehman should be right in the mix again. It will be almost impossible to replace the 34 RBI from the departed Carson Baker, but experienced hitters like three-year starters Bryan Mathers and Zack Yursha should help pick up the slack. Justin Cornell will again anchor the pitching staff after going 6-1 with a 2.10 ERA in the regular season last year. Meyers

2010 WVC Record/Finish: 11-3, third place; Won D2 championship; Lost in PIAA first round State classification: 2A Coach: Matt Skrepenak Home field: Gibby Field, Gordon Avenue, Wilkes-Barre Outlook: Fresh off a district championship run filled with tense and wild finishes, the Mohawks will have to defend their title without several regulars from that squad, including Ron Missal and Tyler Marino. The good news for Meyers is that left-hander John Nargoski, who will play college ball at Division I Iona, is back along with the sub-1.00 ERA he put up in limited innings last season. Also returning are Joe DiMaggio, Corey Dubil, Victor Garcia, Ross Lavan and Robert Reilly. The experience gained from the stretch run into the state playoffs should pay off for the Mohawks as they battle for the top spot in the division. MMI Prep 2010 WVC Record/Finish: 2-12, seventh place; Lost in D2 quarterfinals State classification: A Coach: Emmett Thomas Home field: Babe Ruth Field, 2nd Street, Drifton Outlook: The numbers have been swelling for the Preppers, who continue to work toward building the program in year No. 7. Progress was made in 2009, as the team’s four wins matched the total from the four years before that combined. Though the record dropped back down in 2010, this year’s roster does feature a handful of players entering either their third or fourth season in the starting lineup. That includes three of the squad’s top four hitters from last year in Fran Swankoski, Joe Hornak and Ryan Forte. Dan Yencha is back as the top pitcher, but Zack Haupt – who had the top average on the team last year – is not. Northwest 2010 WVC Record/Finish: 5-9, sixth place; Lost in D2 quarterfinals State classification: 2A Coach: Lou DiPasquale Home field: High school, Thorne Hill Road, Shickshinny Outlook: The Rangers move up from Class A for the postseason this year, returning five regulars from a season ago. That includes senior Ryan Kondrosky, who led the team at the plate last season and will be entering his fourth season in the lineup for Northwest. Also back are Skyler DiPasquale, Tyler Kittle, Connor McAlarney and Kyle Stempien, who had the team’s top ERA in 2010. The Rangers tried out eight different players on the mound last season and will be looking to find some consistency there as the season goes along. West Side Tech 2010 WVC Record/Finish: 6-8, fourth place; Lost in D2 first round State classification: 2A Coach: Gary Miller Outlook: Now entering their fifth season since starting a baseball program back up, the Titans took a step forward in 2010 by setting a new high in wins. To build on that, Tech will have to replace five of the team’s six top hitters from a year ago. Fortunately, the one who is returning – Nick Eck – led the squad at the plate, hovering around the .500 mark in the regular season. A trickier task will be finding a way to make up for the production from Matt Moran, who contributed at the plate and was also the Titans’ top pitcher last season. Eck pitched 19 innings in 2010 to lead all returning players. Wyoming Seminary 2010 WVC Record/Finish: 5-9, fifth place; Lost in D2 semifinals State classification: A Coach: Brian Kaschak Home field: Nesbitt Field, Pierce Street/Rutter Avenue, Kingston Outlook: The Blue Knights came extremely close to upsetting eventual champ Old Forge in last year’s district playoffs, and the squad is hopeful that experience will pay off in 2011. Seminary has plenty of familiar faces back from that squad, as the Knights are missing just a few significant players. But three in particular will be tough to replace. Top pitchers Bryce Caiazzo and Matt Smith are gone and leading hitter Jason Cholish is out of eligibility. The top returning hitters are Craig Skudalski and Bobby Polachek, with Skudalski also serving as the most experienced returning pitcher.

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WVC Southern Division’s top athletes, coaches honored The Times Leader Staff

The swimming coaches of the Wyoming Valley Conference, Southern Division, have selected the first team and honorable mention all star teams for the 2010-11 season as well as most valuable swimmers and coaches of the year. Julie Ann Mahle of Holy Redeemer, the MVP for Class 2A girls, was selected as an all star in the 200 medley relay, the 200 individual medley, the 200 free relay and the 100 backstroke. For Class 2A boys, MVP Chris Taminini of Dallas was chosen as an all star in the 200 medley relay, the 100 fly, the 100 free and the 400 free relay. Bria Edwards of Hazleton Area, the MVP for the Class 3A girls, was selected as an all star in the 200 free, the 500 free and the 200 free relay. Ryan Paisley of Hazleton Area, the MVP for Class 3A boys, was selected as an all star in the 200 medley relay, the 100 free and the

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400 free relay. Class 2A Girls MVP: Holy Redeemer - Julie Ann Mahle Coach of the Year: Holy Redeemer - Mara Pawlenok First Team: Berwick – Alex Woytko; Crestwood – Brittany Blass; Dallas – Caitlin Barry, Lindsey Kelly, McKenzie Kelly, Jenna Lombardo, Sarah Zearfoss; Hanover Area – Ashlynn Heller; Holy Redeemer – Bethany Chmil, Elizabeth Finnegan, Rachel Finnegan, Alexa Kalafut, Mallory Kusakavitch, Julie Ann Mahle; Pittston Area – Samantha Scialpi. Honorable Mention: Berwick – Kayla Whitmire; Dallas -- Nell Adams; Holy Redeemer - Kellen Katra, Lucy Reilly, Erin Ryan, Emily Steele, Olivia Vitali. Wyoming Area – Macawley Brown, Tia Brown, Melissa Cruz, Lauren Deluca. Class 2A Boys

MVP: Dallas - Chris Taminini Coach of the Year: Dallas - Romayne Mosier First Team: Crestwood - Joe Grzech; Dallas – Jake Chielli, Brandon Harding, John Laity, Jack Matusiak, Mike Stec, Brian Stepniak, Chris Taminini, Marcus Wagner; Hanover Area – Anthony Pisano; Holy Redeemer – Alex Bedrin, Connor Boyle, Shawn Senese, Cody Smith; Wyoming Seminary – Jake Baker. Honorable Mention: Berwick – Matt Witchey; Dallas – Matt Fasulka, Grant Luksic; Holy Redeemer - George Evans, Michael Pahler, Mike Senese, Eric Shorts. Class 3A Girls MVP: Hazleton Area - Bria Edwards Coach of the Year: Wyoming Valley West - Frank Tribendis First Team: Hazleton Area -Katie Caffray, Bria Edwards, Shaina Grego, Jocelyn Hinkle, Hailey Kendall, Doni Matrone,

Loren Schott; Wyoming Valley West – Sarah Brozena, Kayleigh Fishe, Morgan Hanadel, Desiree Holena, Katie Lord, Janelle McDaniels, Karina Zabresky. Honorable Mention: Hazleton Area – Alexandra Podlesny, Rebecca Yannes; Wyoming Valley West – Alexandra Plant; Coughlin – Ashley Ray. Class 3A Boys MVP: Hazleton Area – Ryan Paisley Coach of the Year: Wyoming Valley West – Frank Tribendis First Team: Hazleton Area – Jeff Hicks, Ricky Merrick, Ryan Paisley, Carl Stofka, Troy Valkusky; Wyoming Valley West – Paine Fleisher, Alex Himlin, Ibrahim Ismail, Tommy Missal, Nick Palkovic, John Plucenik, Alex Taren, Colin Vest. Honorable Mention: Hazleton Area – Dan Cunningham, Tyler Farley, Eddie Kovac, Jorge Moncayo; Wyoming Valley West – Adam Greenwald.

WILKES-BARRE –Wes McCollum had wins at the No. 1 singles and doubles spots as Wilkes cruised past King’s, 8-1 on Saturday in the Colonels’ Freedom Conference men’s tennis opener in Kirby Park. McCollum blanked King’s Tim Carroll in singles, 6-0, 6-0, and paired with Evan Katz for a win over Carroll and Tony Bevevino in double action. Katz, Clarke Freeman, Dakkota Deem and Alex Makos were all two-time winners for Wilkes. Chris DiMino won at No. 6 singles for the Monarchs’ lone win. FDU-Florham 6, Misericordia 3

The Cougars took a lead in doubles matches but couldn’t hold on in the singles portion of the contest. Fred Hockenbury and Justin Muthler won at No. 2 doubles and Matt Erney and Kyle Capozzi won at third doubles. Hockenbury also won at No. 1 singles.

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Courtney Ott, Cassie Foy and Ashley Mangabang were two-time winners for the Cougars. Also winning in singles for Misericordia were Jennifer Spotte, Michelle Cameron and Breanne Phillips. Wilkes 9, King’s 0

Melanie Nolttook notched victories in both No. 1 singles and doubles for the Colonels, while Ally Kristofco, Victoria Bybel and Alexis Donner were other double winners for Wilkes.

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Emily Foley had five goals and one assist to lead the Cougars attack, while Kate Pagnotta added three goals and an assist in the defeat.

The Crusaders scored 13 first-half goals and Wilkes only had 10 total shots in the loss. Keri Meerholz scored twice for Wilkes and Gabby Ford also beat the keeper for a tally.

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The King’s at Misericordia baseball game scheduled for Saturday was postponed due to wet outfield conditions. Tentatively, the game is rescheduled for Monday. MAC teams play three-game series during the regular season. One team hosts two-seven inning games as a doubleheader. The other school hosts a nine-inning single game. The teams will play their conference doubleheader at 1 p.m. today at King’s.

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Misericordia dropped two games to DeSales losing 9-2 and 4-3 in a Freedom Conference doubleheader. Sami Cragle, Caitlin Cromley and Maria Kidron each hit solo home runs for the Cougars, who couldn’t complete the comeback in the nightcap. Hollie Sarnak went 4-for-4 in the first game, with a pair of doubles. Keystone takes two

The Giants won a doubleheader from Gwynedd-Mercy, 8-7 and 11-5, to improve their record to 10-8. Jessica Weingart was the winning pitcher in both games. In the opener, she was backed offensively by Carissa Iyoub (three hits), Janessa Karwowski and Loryn Haas. The nightcap offensive stars included Karwowski (three hits), Sam Hartman, Lisa Ostrander and Abby Cohen.

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Redeemer can’t get past Easton in Spartan finals By ZACH DOLEIDEN For The Times Leader

PLYMOUTH – Holy Redeemer had a familiar chant before Saturday’s finals of the Wyoming Valley West Spartan Classic Volleyball Tournament: “Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, it’s bobsled time!” However, just as the characters from the movie “Cool Runnings,” which was about the first Jamaican Olympic bobsled team where this phrase was coined, the Royals were unable to come away with the win, falling to Easton in the best-of-three championship, 25-18, 25-12. Holy Redeemer played strong and smart volleyball all day long, defeating Lake-Lehman to clinch a spot in the finals. Easton advanced by defeating Dallas and Coughlin to reach the final round. The final round was a rematch of last year’s event when Redeemer defeated the Red Rovers after winning the best-ofthree series. The Royals came out firing on all cylinders to begin the first game. Both teams displayed great communication and team chemistry until Easton gained an 18-13 lead. It was at that time that everything seemed to fall apart for Holy Redeemer, as it struggled to defend shot after shot from the Easton team. Despite a small rally, Holy Redeemer lost the first game 25-18. “I just told the guys to stay hungry, stay focused, and give it everything you’ve got,” said Matt Velekei, head coach for Easton.

And stay hungry they did. After Easton got off to a quick 8-4 lead in the second game, it appeared as though the Royals began to get a bit flustered, as they began over-hitting at the net and failing to advance the ball into Easton territory. The Royals were only able to put a few points on the board for the remainder of the match, and that offense came from Pete Alexis, who paced the Royals with two service points and one ace. Unfortunately for Holy Redeemer, the momentum was completely in Easton’s favor, resulting in the 25-12 defeat of the Royals. Easton was led offensively by Ryan Walsh, who had five points in the finals. Ronnie Jarvinn also contributed with one point and an ace in the second game. “Their serves were really good,” said Alexis. “This defeat is more of a wake-up call than anything else for us.” The game two win concluded a sweep of the finals and ensured that Easton would be victorious in their quest for redemption. “It feels great to come back here and beat them this year,” Velekei added. “They’re such an awesome team to have played in the finals.” “I don’t think fatigue was a factor,” said Royals coach Jack Kablick. “We just committed several errors in the game and you just can’t do that. It was a bit of a snowball effect and the errors became contagious. We just have to learn from tonight’s defeat and move on.”


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Memphis icon Finch dies at 60 He was a player in the 1970s for the Tigers, then coached the team for 11 years. The Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Larry Finch, who led Memphis’ college basketball team to the 1973 NCAA title game before the Tigers fell to the Bill Walton-led UCLA Bruins and who then went on to coach his alma mater for 11 years, died Saturday at age 60 Memphis Tigers spokesman Lamar Chance said Finch died at Saint Francis Hospital. The cause of death was not immediately known. Finch suffered a debilitating stroke in 2002 at age 51. In October 2010, he was hospitalized for treatment of pneumonia. The Memphis legend left his alma mater as the Tigers’ all-time leading scorer and still ranks fourth with 1,869 points. He also helped lead his Tigers to the Final Four, had his No. 21 jersey retired and then became Memphis’ alltime winningest coach as he compiled a 220-130 record between 1986 and 1997. Gene Bartow coached Finch in that title game against UCLA. Now president of Memphis Hoops LP, Bartow said Saturday night in a statement through the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies that

his heart went out to Finch’s wife, Vickie, his daughter and two sons. “I’m asked a lot about who was the greatFinch est player I ever coached, and I always have the same answer: Larry Finch,” Bartow said. “Larry helped provide the roots for this city’s wonderful basketball tradition, and his contributions to Memphis were immense. He will be missed.” Athletics director R.C. Johnson said Memphis has lost a legend. “Larry Finch was so much bigger than just a basketball player or a basketball coach. He did so much for the City of Memphis, his community and his University, that it would be hard to mention all of his achievements,” Johnson said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Finch family in their time of grief. Larry Finch will live on in the memories of all Tiger fans. He will never be forgotten.” As a coach, Finch took the Tigers to the NCAA tournament six times, including a run to the final eight in 1992. He coached the

likes of Penny Hardaway, the late Lorenzen Wright and David Vaughn — all of whom became first-round NBA draft picks. Memphis even named the Tigers’ practice facility after Finch in 2000. “Coach Finch was one of the biggest influences in my life,” said Elliott Perry, a Grizzlies’ limited partner and radio analyst who played for Finch at Memphis. The Memphis Grizzlies planned a moment of silence before tipoff Saturday night against Minnesota in memory of Finch. “The Grizzlies and the entire Memphis basketball community mourns his passing today while celebrating his life and work,” Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said.

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Larksville native Stephanie Menio, the coordinator of women’s basketball operations at Notre Dame. Menio oversees all marketing and promotions for the Irish, and moderates off-court player personnel matters. Menio, who is in her sixth year at South Bend, Ind., spearheads Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw’s phone collection policy the night before away games. At11p.m., she makes rounds to each of the underclassmen’s hotel rooms and takes their cell phones – not to be returned until after the next day’s game. “We collect their phones so they can keep focused and not distracted by texting until two in the morning,” said Menio. “They have to get them right for the game.” Menio’s phone collection comes much to the dismay of “I worry the younger about ev- Fighting Irish, as evidenced by erything a YouTube vidoff the eo of Irish players begrudgingcourt.” ly waiting for Stephanie her to collect Menio their phones. “I come into the rooms and the girls will try to scare me or tackle me,” said Menio. “Usually, it’s a half-hour to 45minute process.” So far, the Fighting Irish have been unsuccessful in fooling Menio’s resiliency. “They try to hide sometimes,” she said. “Some of them think that they’re fooling me that I don’t know that they have two phones. But I always do and I collect that as well. They try to take out their phone card and put that in another phone.” The 2000 Bishop Hoban graduate said that ESPN recorded her phone collection as part of its coverage of today’s semifinals. Notre Dame faces Connecticut in the NCAA semifinals at approximately 9 p.m. The winner of the contest will compete against Stanford or Texas A&M on Tuesday for the national championship. The Irish meet the Huskies for the fourth time this season. The Fighting Irish lost to the Huskies twice in the regular season and fell short to the two-time defending national champions in the Big East tournament. Menio said she is confident that the Fighting Irish will not be overmatched by the Huskies in Indianapolis. “I think we’re going into the game with nothing to lose,” said Menio. “Our players are very confident. It’s a different team than it was in any of the previous meetings. They showed that against Tennessee (in the Dayton regional final) and now it’s a different ballgame. “It’s a different atmosphere; we’re at a neutral court now. It’s a great opportunity for our players. Notre Dame enjoys the luxury of playing in its home state – 130 miles from South Bend. Menio said the Irish have gone over its 800 ticket allotment several times and that many fans are making the three-hour drive to the Conseco Fieldhouse. “On the way down, we had people honking their horns. You see a lot of Notre Dame fans around here,” said Menio. “It’s going to be interesting just to see how many Notre Dame fans we’re going to have come Sunday.” Menio was a member of the Argents girls basketball team that won a PIAA state championship in 1999 and was a finalist in 2000. She later graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in business adminstration, where she spent two years as a marketing assistant for the Panthers’ women’s basketball program. At the Final Four, she is spending her time coordinating ESPN interviews, tournament events and, prematurely, ring fitting. As operations director, she typically directs all of the team’s travel, itinerary, meals and entertainment. “The coaching staff worries about everything on the court,” she said. “I worry about everything off of it.” Notre Dame is striving for its second national championship. The Fighting Irish earned its first title in 2001 under McGraw. “Notre Dame is an elite program,” said Menio. “We’re just back where we’re supposed to be, which is in the Final Four.”

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Brandon DeFazio (16), Robert Bortuzzo (15) and Jesse Boulerice (rear) surround Rochester’s Bill Thomas (20) while battling for a loose puck on Saturday.

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WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Geoff Walker put an exclamation point on a night that saw the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins claim the top record in the AHL for the 2010-2011 season. After battling the Rochester Americans to a tie and forcing overtime, the Penguins earned the point they needed to check off two more goals on their long list of accomplishments. But Walker’s goal – a breakaway in overtime – made it look real good. Collecting a pass from Carl Sneep at the blue line, Walker raced into the Rochester end to the Americans crease and drug a forehand in front before neatly depositing the puck past the skate of goaltender Marc Cheverie for a 4-3 win. The victory improves the Penguins to 55-20-0-1 on the season, good enough for 111 points – 15 more than the Portland Pirates – the team with the second-best record in the conference. “It feels awesome,” Walker said of the Penguins’ most recent accomplishments. “Anytime you can be a part of something like this is really special.” Rochester battled the Penguins hard throughout the game, and both teams ended the first period in a stalemate after Corey Potter connected on a slapshot to make it 1-0 and the Americans’ Chris Taylor scored at 8:26 to tie things up. Neither team was called for a penalty until late in the second period when the Pen-

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The victory might be costly for the Phillies because center fielder Shane Victorino left with soreness in his left calf. There was no immediate word on the extent of his injury, but Victorino has twice been on the disabled list with calf strains. The Phillies already are missing second baseman Chase Utley, closer Brad Lidge and outfielder Domonic Brown. Lee (1-0) allowed three runs and four hits. Raul Ibanez was 2 for 3 with two walks, two RBIs and three runs to pace a14-hit attack. Rodriguez (0-1) allowed seven runs and nine hits in four-plus innings. Carlos Lee had three hits and four RBIs, falling a double short of the cycle. The four-time NL East champion Phillies stunned the baseball world when they swept in and signed Lee to a $120 million, five-year contract in December. Lee turned down more money from the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers to return to Phila-

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guins’ bench was whistled for too many men and Chris Collins went off for tripping seconds later, giving the Americans 1:49 of a five-on-three advantage. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton killed off the two-man advantage, but Rochester connected during the waning seconds of Collins’ penalty when former Penguin Bill Thomas put a bad angle shot past Curry to give the Americans a 2-1 lead heading into the third period. “We knew coming in that it would be a tough game,” Penguins coach John Hynes said. “There was a point in the game after they scored (to make it 2-1) that we talked about staying with out game and not veering.” Andrew Hutchinson evened things up for the Penguins less than three minutes into the third period. With the puck in the Rochester end, Hutchinson gained the puck inside the blue line, wound up for a slap shot and waited for Zach Sill and Bryan Lerg to skate across the crease and blasted a slap shot past Cheverie to tie things up, 2-2. The Penguins rode the momentum created by Hutchinson’s goal and took the lead minutes later when Sill skated in on a breakaway, faked a forehand shot and went delphia. His addition made the Phillies instant favorites to win their second World Series title in four years and gave them a starting rotation that’s already been compared to some of the all-time best. Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels are all aces, and Joe Blanton might be the best No. 5 starter in the majors. Fans quickly fell in love with Lee upon his arrival in a trade with Cleveland in July 2009. He became almost a cult hero after a sensational postseason, going 4-0 and earning Philadelphia’s only two wins against the Yankees in the World Series. But Lee was dealt to Seattle on the same day the Phillies acquired Halladay from Toronto in December 2009 because management feared he would leave in free agency. Fans bemoaned the trade on talk radio every day until he came back. They showed their love every chance they got Saturday night. Lee received a rousing standing ovation during pregame introductions. Fans stayed on their feet and continued applauding for his entire walk from

around a sprawling Cheverie with a nifty backhand to make it 3-2. Rochester answered back, however, when Jeff LoVecchio scored at 6:36 to make it 3-3. In overtime, Walker’s goal – his 10th of the season – gave the Penguins their fourth straight win. “We come out with the goal to win every game we play, it doesn’t matter what the situation is,” he said. “My parents were here so it was good for them to see. “Just to clinch … everything feels really good for us right now.” The only thing left on the Penguins checklist is to win the Calder Cup. With four games remaining in the regular season, Hynes said he has thought about resting players, but he won’t do anything to allow the team to stray from its successful ways. “The most important thing is where we’re going and not what we’ve done,” he said. “All our decisions will be based on what’s going to make us most prepared for game one (of the playoffs).” Rochester............................................ 1 1 1 0 — 3 Penguins ............................................. 1 0 2 1 — 4 First Period—Scoring – 1. WBS, Corey Potter 6 (Sill, Thompson) 4:35. 2. RCH, Chris Taylor 10 (Rissmiller, LoVecchio) 8:26. Penalties – None. Second Period—Scoring – 3. RCH, Bill Thomas 16 (Cullen, Taylor) power play 19:26. Penalties – WBS, bench-served by Marshall (too many men) 17:27; WBS, Collins (tripping) 17:38. Third Period—Scoring – 4. WBS, Andrew Hutchinson 7 (DeSantis, Sill) 2:45. 4. WBS, Zach Sill 11 (Collins, Hutchinson) 5:01. 6. RCH, Jeff LoVecchio 8 (Knackstedt, Comrie) 6:36. Penalties – RCH, Duco (roughing) 5:24; WBS, Collins (roughing) 5:24; RCH, Baier (slashing) 12:05; RCH, Rissmiller (holding) 14:20. Shots on goal—Rochester – 7—9-6-5-27; Penguins – 14—14-14-2-44 Power-play Opportunities—Rochester – 1 of 2; Penguins – 0 of 2 Goaltenders—Rochester – Marc Cheverie 24-2 (40 saves – 44 shots); Penguins – John Curry 22-13-0 (24-27) Referee—Chris Brown. Linesmen—Bob Fyrer, Matt McNulty Attendance—8,287

the bullpen to the dugout. Lee got another ovation when he came to the plate in the second. He even got cheers on his way back to the dugout after striking out and running to first because the ball eluded catcher J.R. Towles. Coming off their dramatic finish in Friday’s opener, the Phillies got started quickly in this one. Placido Polanco and Jimmy Rollins hit consecutive one-out singles in the first. Ryan Howard followed with an RBI single for a 1-0 lead. After Ben Francisco struck out, Ibanez hit a double off the wall in left-center to make it 2-0. Lee struck out three of the first five batters he faced and didn’t allow a hit until Angel Sanchez led off the fourth with a single. Carlos Lee then drove a triple to right-center to cut the Phillies’ lead to 2-1. Lee escaped further trouble by striking out Bill Hall and retiring Chris Johnson on a bouncer to the mound. After Lee sacrificed runners to second and third in the bottom half, Victorino looped a two-run single to right to make it 4-1.

the block in this winter’s free agent market. And Lee looked even cooler by turning down the Yankees - who always seem to Continued from Page 1C buy their man - and signing a son until the San Francisco Gi- five-year, $120 million contract ants beat him twice in last year’s with the Phillies. He said he wanted to go where World Series. Still, he was the coolest kid on he believed he had the best shot

to win a World Series, and that’s all Phillies fans needed to hear. They let Lee hear their appreciation loud and clear, right from the start of his first start back in town. Saturday night began when Phillies ace Roy Halladay was presented his 2010 Cy Young

Penguins’ celebrate after Zbynek Michalek scored the go ahead goal in the third period of Saturday’s game against the Panthers.

Michalek’s goal hands Panthers another loss The Associated Press

SUNRISE, Fla. — Pittsburgh defenseman Zbynek Michalek scored with 7:49 left and the Penguins handed the Florida Panthers their eighth consecutive loss, 3-2 on Saturday night. Tyler Kennedy and Pascal Dupuis also scored for the Penguins, who solidified their hold on fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Jordan Staal had three assists, and Craig Adams scored an empty-net goal with 1:30 remaining. Brent Johnson stopped 28 shots for Pittsburgh, which swept Florida in a season series for the first time. Jack Skille and Clay Wilson scored for the Panthers, who are on their worst skid since a 12game slide during the 2005-06 season (0-8-4). The Panthers haven’t won since beating Toronto 4-0 on March 17. Canadiens 3, Devils 1 NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils will miss the playoffs for the first time since 1996. Mathieu Darche scored twice, Carey Price made 20 saves and the Montreal Canadiens ended the Devils’ run of making the last 13 playoffs with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night. P.K. Subban also scored and former Devils star Brian Gionta set up both of Darche’s goals as the Canadiens inched closer to clinching a playoff berth with their second win in six games. Ilya Kovalchuk scored for the Devils with 5:59 to play, preventing Carey Price from posting his ninth shutout of the season. This will mark only the third time in the last 23 seasons that the Devils have missed the playoffs. Hurricanes 4, Islanders 2 UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Erik Cole snapped a tie 6:04 into the third period for the Carolina Hurricanes, who beat the New York Islanders 4-2 on Saturday night and moved within one point of eighth place in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Joe Corvo, Jussi Jokinen and Eric Staal also scored, and Cam Ward made 30 saves for the surging Hurricanes, who scored three goals in the third period. They have won seven of 10 to move one point behind the New York Rangers. Both teams have four games remaining. Jesse Joensuu and John Tavares had Islanders goals.

84 points. The Maple Leafs, who have three games left to play, closed to three points behind the New York Rangers for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Bruins 3, Thrashers 2 BOSTON — Michael Ryder scored on a penalty shot with 7:29 left to break a third-period tie and help the Boston Bruins clinch the Northeast Division title with a victory over the Atlanta Thrashers. Ryder stole the puck from Thrashers defenseman Zach Bogosian at center ice and was racing in alone on the goal when he was slashed by Atlanta’s Johnny Oduya before he got to the crease. Ryder was given a penalty shot and he slowly made his way toward Ondrej Pavelec before wristing it over the goalie’s left shoulder. Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots for the Bruins, who lead Montreal by 10 points with four games left. The division title guarantees no worse than a No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and home-ice advantage in the first round. Red Wings 4, Predators 3, OT NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Danny Cleary tipped in Brian Rafalski’s shot 2:58 into overtime for Detroit’s fourth unanswered goal, leading the Red Wings to a victory over the Nashville Predators. Justin Abdelkader had two goals, and Jakub Kindl also scored as Detroit improved to 2-3-2 in its last seven games. Rafalski finished with two assists and Jimmy Howard stopped 31 shots in his first game back after missing two with a strained left shoulder. Lightning 3, Wild 1 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Dwayne Roloson stopped 29 shots against his old team and the Tampa Bay Lightning won their fourth straight, beating the Minnesota Wild. Ryan Malone, Steve Downie and Sean Bergenheim all scored for playoff-bound Tampa Bay, which pulled within a point of Pittsburgh for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Kings 3, Stars 1 LOS ANGELES — Matt Greene scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Los Angeles Kings moved within a win of a playoff berth by defeating the Dallas Stars. Maple Leafs 4, Senators 2 Wayne Simmonds had a goal OTTAWA — Tyler Bozak had and an assist, Dustin Brown tallied and Jonathan Quick stopa power-play goal 5:42 into the ped 24 shots for Los Angeles, third and Nikolai Kulemin which improved to 9-2-1 in its scored late in the period as the last 11. Toronto Maple Leafs preserved Things were tied in the third their slim playoff hopes with a 4-2 win over the Ottawa Senators until Greene’s one-timer from outside the faceoff circle beat on Saturday night. Kari Lehtonen’s stick side 12:50 Phil Kessel reached 30 goals into the period. Simmonds had for a third year in a row and sent in a cross from behind the Nazem Kadri also scored for net that sailed cleanly in front of Toronto, which moved into a tied with Carolina for ninth place the crease, leading to Green’s uncontested shot. in the Eastern Conference with Award by Steve Bedrosian - the last Phillies pitcher to win it and the ceremony drew rousing applause. It seemed like a shrug of indifference compared to the greeting Lee got. Then Lee got going, giving the Astros just two hits over five

innings while the Phillies built him a six-run lead. Even the hitters seemed charged up over Lee’s return. His return to stardom in Philadelphia just started. Because where the Phillies are concerned, they don’t have to even see to believe.


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INDIANAPOLIS — Geno Auriemma has accomplished virtually everything imaginable in his storied career at Connecticut. He’s won seven national championships and the program’s 90game winning streak is one of the all-time records in sports. Yet the Hall of Fame coach has never had to beat the same team four times in one season. That challenge awaits his Huskies tonight, when they face Notre Dame in the Final Four in their quest for a third straight title. The two Big East teams know

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each other inside and out having played three times already this season — all UConn victories. Auriemma shrugs off all the familiarity. “From the coaching stand point there’s not much we can do at this point,” Auriemma said. “It’s like taking horses to the Kentucky Derby. The gate opens they start running and let’s see who wins.” UConn star Maya Moore acknowledged how well the two

teams know each other. “We’re definitely very familiar with each other,” she said of the Fighting Irish. “That can make it tougher because both teams know what each likes to do. It may come down to the little things and whichever team prepares the best.” The little things might not be enough to help Notre Dame overcome Moore, who needs just 26 points to move into fourth on the all-time scoring list past Chamique Holdsclaw and Cheryl Miller. She’s also 39 points short of Holdsclaw’s record in the NCAA tournament. “I think she’s the very best,” Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said of Moore. “She is an amazing player in every facet of the game.” With two more victories, the Huskies will match the record for consecutive NCAA titles set

by Tennessee (1996-98) and UConn (2002-04). The Huskies (36-1) are making their fourth straight trip to the Final Four and have advanced that far in 12 of the past 17 years. Notre Dame isn’t scared by the Huskies’ impressive resume. The Irish hung tight with Connecticut in two of their meetings this seasons, including a threepoint home loss in January, but they’ve lost 12 straight games to UConn since the last victory on Jan. 30, 2005. Notre Dame (30-7) shot just 35 percent in its three losses to UConn, well below its season average of 48 percent. McGraw needs only to look across the bracket for inspiration. Texas A&M, which plays Stanford in the other semifinal, beat Baylor in the regional final after falling to the Lady Bears three times this season.

Aggies vs. Cardinal is clash of styles

Texas A&M has won with defense in tourney, while Stanford piled up points. By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS — Kayla Pedersen and Jeanette Pohlen have run through nearly every emotion possible this week — even before their Final Four game. The two Stanford seniors were relieved just to reach Indianapolis. They are determined not to leave this Final Four empty-handed. And they are eager to get back to work today against Texas A&M. Somehow, they’ve even found a way to — get this — relax heading into their final weekend as college teammates. “I’m just trying to enjoy every moment, trying to have fun,” Pedersen said Saturday. “Whatever happens, happens, just as long as all of us lay it all out there for each other.” The semifinal shapes up as a clash of styles.

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of my mind,” said Mack, who earlier this week said national runners-up was just another way of saying “first losers.” “My teammates did a great job of getting me the ball in position to have success.” Hahn scored all eight points of his points during a 90-second span in the second half that gave Butler control of the game for good. VCU (28-12) sure didn’t look like a team critics dismissed as “unworthy” — and a whole lot worse — after it skidded into the NCAA tournament with five losses in its last eight games. But Butler’s unforgiving defense was too much for the Rams, only the third No. 11 seed to reach the Final Four.

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The Cardinal (33-2) have four scorers averaging in double figures and score 79.8 points per game as a team, but Texas A&M has a shutdown defense and Stanford isn’t playing at Maples Pavilion where it has won 63 straight. Texas A&M (31-5) is only the second team in tourney history to limit four consecutive opponents to 50 points or fewer, and six of the last eight Aggies opponents have failed to top 50 points. All-American forward Danielle Adams and teammates Sydney Carter and Sydney Colson cracked jokes during their media availability, and coach Gary Blair even brought out a step ladder and measur-

Tyra White leads the Aggies in today’s game versus Stanford.

Stanford’s Kayla Pedersen has lofty goals this Final Four.

ing tape at the end of the 1hour practice — stealing a scene from the movie “Hoosiers,” which was filmed six miles away at Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse. Texas A&M also added some down home language to the discussion “We say howdy,” coach Gary Blair said in his opening comments Saturday. “You’re supposed to say howdy back. Most of y’all are just getting up, I un-

derstand.” On the court, there’s no Southern hospitality. Blair, who made the Final Four in 1998 with Arkansas, is back with the same game plan that shocked top-seeded Baylor on Tuesday. The Aggies will pressure Stanford’s guards for 40 minutes, hoping to score off turnovers, and use the versatility of Adams to put additional pressure on the Cardinal defense.

“Butler was the aggressor for the majority of the game,” VCU coach Shaka Smart said. “We had our runs.” But not enough of them. Jamie Skeen scored 27 and Bradford Burgess had 15, including three 3-pointers before the game was even four minutes old. But Stevens is known for his tactical acumen, and this game was no different. He tweaked Butler’s defense, and Burgess had just one more three the rest of the night. VCU had always managed to find a shot when it needed it in its first three games, but Butler simply wouldn’t allow it. VCU was just 8 of 22 from long range, though that was still enough to set the NCAA record for most 3s in a tournament with 61. But Brandon Rozzell, who tied his career high with six treys against Georgetown, was 0 for 3. Slippery point guard Joey Rodriguez

didn’t make a shot until 8:30 left in the game, finishing with only three points on 1-of-7 shooting. Butler also dominated the boards, outrebounding VCU 4832. The defense — and the big night by Mack — made up for a lackluster showing by leading scorer and rebounder Matt Howard. The senior had 17 points, but shot just 3-of-10 and picked up his fourth foul with 9:22 left. The Bulldogs came within a bounce of winning it all last year only to see Gordon Hayward’s last-ditch, half-court heave carom off the rim and watch Duke celebrate the title with a 61-59 win. That the Bulldogs are playing for the title again is maybe even more impressive than the first trip, having lost Hayward, their leading scorer and rebounder, to the NBA lottery. Butler also lost two other players who made significant contributions,

Willie Veasley and Avery Jukes. But it took Butler a while to get to this point. When the Bulldogs skidded through four losses in five games, including three straight, midway through the Horizon League season, many wondered if they’d even make the tournament, forget about the Final Four. But they’ve reeled off 14 straight wins now and are playing with the cool determination of guys that don’t want to be “first losers” ever again. Their defense during their winning streak has been just nasty, and it was what carried them again against the Rams. After falling behind 34-28 at the half, the first time in the NCAA tournament they trailed at halftime, VCU reeled off five quick points to take a 35-34 lead. Then it was time for a little game of “Can you top this?”, starring Hahn.

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HOUSTON — The Jimmer got Jimmered. By a dog. Fans mobbed Blue 2, Butler’s adorable English bulldog mascot, snapping pictures with him and petting him while everybody’s player of the year, Jimmer Fredette, was ignored behind the CBS stage at the Final Four on Saturday. Even TV analyst Kenny Smith whipped out his phone to get a picture when Blue joined the CBS crew two hours before Butler and VCU tipped off in the first national semifinal. “Four or five years ago, we used to walk around Indianapolis and people would say, ‘Oh, what a cute dog,’ not knowing it was Blue,” said Michael Kaltenmark, a member of Butler’s development staff and Blue’s master. “Now you’re walking around the Saturn V rocket and people are like, ‘That’s Blue 2!’ He doesn’t have his jersey on or anything. “It’s just crazy. Just crazy.” Blue became something of a celebrity during last year’s Final Four, and the (puppy) lovefest has only continued to grow, thanks to Kaltenmark’s use of social media. Blue tweets, posts pictures, has a Facebook page and, when he’s in Indianapolis, has a webcam so people can keep an eye on him in Kaltenmark’s office. He’s up to almost 5,000 followers on Twitter — almost 1,000 of those were added just this week — and 57,000 people checked out Blue’s Flickr page Friday to see photos of him at the Johnson Space Center, open practice and media appearances. Compare that with last year’s Final Four, when the high was 19,000 views. BUTLER’S BIGGEST FAN It’s a special day for Bobby Plump, who is perhaps Butler’s most famous alumnus. The 74-year-old Plump is the man who in high school hit a last second jump shot in the 1954 Indiana state championship game that led to the movie “Hoosiers.” He was an all-conference guard at Butler and is in the school’s athletic hall of fame. “I’ve been excited since they won last week,” Plump told The Associated Press in a phone interview. “This year is a bit more special because it’s the second straight year. It’s awfully nice to repeat.” They’re expecting a big crowd at Plump’s Indianapolis restaurant, Plump’s Last Shot, on Saturday. They’ve added televisions outside and dogs, especially Bulldogs, are welcome out there. Their special of the day is the Blue Dog, a beef hot dog wrapped in bacon and deep fried. ROYALTY IN THE PARK The Kings of Leon headlined the Big Dance concert series downtown at Discovery Green on Saturday before the game. Hundreds of people crowded into the park on Saturday to listen to the music and enjoy food, drinks and basketballthemed games.

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coach Jim Calhoun said. This one was not pretty on either end. Fourth-seeded Kentucky (29-9) shot 33.9 percent for the game and went 5:39 without a point late in the second half. UConn wasn’t much better, but Walker, Alex Oriakhi and Shabazz Napier all made baskets to turna48-48tieintoa54-48leadwith 2:29 left. DeAndre Liggins made a 3-pointerfortheWildcatstocutthedeficitto three, and Kentucky had its chances. But Brandon Knight, one of John Calipari’s three sensational freshmen, barely drew iron on a 3-pointer. AfterKentuckygottherebound,Liggins drew a foul but only hit one of two free throws. Kentucky forced one more turnover and went for the win, but this

FINAL FOUR NOTEBOOK The park is across the street from the George R. Brown convention center, which has been transformed into Bracket Town throughout the tournament. Bracket Town features basketball competitions, interactive games and prizes and is open through Monday evening. The concert series wraps up today with performances by Roger Creager, Uncle Kracker, Pat Green and Kenny Chesney. PRESIDENTIAL VIEWING President G. W. Bush had a good seat for the Final Four games, set up two rows behind Butler’s bench with his wife, Barbara. Bush lives in Houston most of the year and wasn’t going to pass up a chance to watch college sport’s biggest spectacle. “We come all the time,” he said. “It’s great fun. I’ll have to admit that I’m pulling for Kentucky because I know the coach.” SHAKAMANIA VCU athletic director Norwood Teague is ready for the season to be over — but only so he can sit down with coach Shaka Smart and try to wow him with a new contract. “We’re going to get really aggressive with a package for him and hopefully carve out a deal that we can work it out after the season’s over,” Teague said courtside at Reliant Stadium. Smart has gone from a surprise selection to replace Anthony Grant two years ago to the hottest young name in coaching as the Rams have made their surprise run to the Final Four. WHERE’S ENES? Enes Kanter wasn’t on the sidelines for Kentucky on Saturday night and never played a minute for the Wildcats this year, but that doesn’t mean the talented center didn’t make an impact. The NCAA ruled Kanter permanently ineligible in January for accepting improper benefits from a Turkish club team two years ago, a decision that was supposed to doom the Wildcats. Instead, they made it back to the Final Four for the first time in 13 years thanks in large part to the guy who filled in: senior Josh Harrellson, who evolved from little-used role player to glue-guy. Harrellson heaps much of the praise for his rapid development on the 6-foot-11 Kanter, considered one of the best big men in the country when he signed with Kentucky a year ago. Kentucky coach John Calipari made Kanter a student assistant after the NCAA’s judgment, a move that allowed him to practice with the team. “Just competing against him, doing drills with him, trying to match what he does, it made me better,” Harrellson said. “You think if you can hang with a guy like that, you can hang with a lot of other guys too.” time, it was Liggins whose 3-pointer was short. Napier made two free throwstomakeit56-52,thenKnight ended the game with a 3-pointer at the buzzer — a meaningless make and a cruel close to what has otherwise been a remarkable season for Calipari and Co. — Kentucky’s first triptotheFinalFoursincewinningit all in1998. “It’s an amazing feeling,” Walker said.“It’salittlesurrealrightnow,but hopefully we can bring it back to Storrs.” Speaking of amazing, UConn is peaking at the right time. The Huskies, a freshman-filled team that lived downtoexpectationsbygoing9-9in their conference, haven’t lost since they fell to Notre Dame to close the regular season on Feb. 5. UConn wasn’t nearly as dominatinghereinHoustonasinits84-67victory over Kentucky in November at the Maui Invitational. But a win’s a win, and nobody does it better than UConn when it’s all-or-nothing.


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Bucks rack up OT win vs. Sixers

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MILWAUKEE — Brandon Jennings scored nine of his 13 points in overtime and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 93-87 on Saturday night. Jennings redeemed himself after missing a 3-pointer at the regulation buzzer that would’ve won it, helping keep the Bucks very faint playoff hopes alive and snapping Philadelphia’s three-game winning streak. Milwaukee is 31⁄2 games behind Indiana for eighth place in the Eastern Conference with six games left. The Sixers hoped to start building some momentum after clinching their spot in the playoffs Friday, but took an early double-digit lead and then came out flat in the second half despite 20 points and 12 rebounds from Elton Brand. John Salmons scored 19 points for the Bucks, Drew Gooden had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Andrew Bogut finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Milwaukee had lost three of four and trailed by 12 in the first half, but Keyon Dooling and Salmons hit consecutive 3s and Salmons followed a few minutes later with a jumper that made it 76-69 midway through the fourth. Philadelphia answered, and Brand’s 11-footer off an assist from Jrue Holiday tied it at 79 with 1:42 to play. Holiday threw the ball away in the final seconds, giving Milwaukee a final chance, but Jennings’ 3-pointer bounced harmlessly off the front rim to send the game to overtime. Bulls 113, Raptors 106 CHICAGO — Derrick Rose had 36 points and 10 assists, and the Chicago Bulls took another step toward the top seed in the Eastern Conference with their 15th win in 17 games, hanging on to beat the short-handed Toronto Raptors. The Bulls lead Miami by three games and Boston by 31⁄2. They also are within one of San Antonio for the NBA’s best record after squeezing by one of the league’s weakest teams. Rose came up big after scoring 27 points the previous night in a win at Detroit, and Tom Thibodeau broke Phil Jackson’s club record for wins by a firstyear coach as the Bulls improved to 56-20. Carlos Boozer added 18 points and 10 rebounds despite early foul trouble. Luol Deng scored 17 points, Taj Gibson had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Kyle Korver came up big down the stretch to finish with 10 points. The Bulls held Joakim Noah out for the third straight game because of a sprained right ankle, and the Raptors were no picture of health, either. Grizzlies 106, Timberwolves 89 MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Zach Randolph scored 22 points, O.J. Mayo had 20 and the Memphis Grizzlies sent the Minnesota Timberwolves to their 10th straight loss, 106-89. Memphis won its fourth straight and seventh in eight games to move a half-game ahead of the New Orleans Hornets for seventh place in the Western Conference. Tony Allen added 12 points for Memphis, Leon Powe finished with 11 and Marc Gasol had 10 points and nine rebounds. Memphis outrebounded the Timberwolves 44-34. Michael Beasley led Minnesota with 20 points, Luke Ridnour had 17, and Nikola Pekovic 14. Minnesota had 26 turnovers, 17 of them coming on Memphis steals.

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Joined with Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, left and Bobby Valentine are calling “Sunday Night Baseball” replacing longtime voices.

Reunited for a new Sunday night debut

Former Mets are two-thirds of a “no doubles” defense. “The great thing about basenew voices of “Sunday Night ball is there are so many different Baseball” with Dan Shulman. ways to skin a cat,” Hershiser By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer

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Jack Nicklaus reacts as he finishes on the 18th hole to win the Masters Championship at Augusta National Golf Club on April 13, 1986. It was Nicklaus’ sixth Masters title.

Nicklaus’ final Slam success Broadcaster’s ‘yes sir’ evokes memorable win

thor Tom Clavin of East Hampton, Long Island whose new book is “One for the Ages: Jack Nicklaus and the 1986 Masters.” By MARK HERRMANN “It was as if he was not Lee Trevino says he skipped Newsday through being great. He had his flight so he could watch stopped nurturing his greatin the airport. “Yes sir!” Lundquist was at the 17th ness. He didn’t call upon it, Twenty-five years later, necessarily, but it was almost those two words from Verne hole, hearing roars that he like this greatness that was never has heard at Augusta Lundquist of CBS still inin him had not run its course before or since (he has stantly capture the whole yet. It forced itself out,” said worked the Masters all but scene: Jack Nicklaus, the Clavin, who teaches at SufMasters and one of the most twice since 1983 and was amazing days in golf history. there for Tiger Woods’ chip- folk Community College. “It was like something hapin on No. 16 in 2005). Nick“Yes sir!” was Lundquist’s pened to transform him into laus’ win, marked by that punctuation, soon after he someone 15 years younger.” putt, was the No. 1 event he had said, “Maybe . . .” as Clavin’s book includes Nicklaus’ putt rolled toward has witnessed in a distinguished broadcasting career. crisp details, such as the the cup on the 17th hole moment when Nicklaus during the final round of the The only thing on the same birdied No. 9 plane was the 1986 Masters. “Yes sir!” was the affirma- 1992 Duke“Nobody expected and was five behind the Kentucky tion that said it’s OK to beme to be in conten- leader, and still basketball lieve your eyes and ears, tion at that point the famed CBS game, decid46-year-old Nicklaus just ed by Christook the lead on the way to in my career, par- coordinating producer Frank the last and most remarkable tian Laettner’s ticularly me.” Chirkinian said of his record 18 major cham- buzzer shot. “That is a pionships. Jack Nicklaus to his associIt was safe to stretch your distant secRecalling his 1986 Master ate, Lance ond,” Lundimagination. It really hapvictory at age 46 Barrow, “Jack Nicklaus is not pened, even though an hour- quist said this part of this week. Recalland-a-half earlier it had story.” ing April 13, 1986, he said, seemed inconceivable that And there was Nicklaus’ “The day was great and the anyone 46 could win the uncustomary choice of a championship built up in greatest prize in a profesyellow shirt that day. Clavin such a way that it just kept sional sport. That was long getting better and better and writes it was a tribute to before the equipment techbetter. It was like we were all 13-year-old Craig Smith, son nology boom that has enof a family friend, who had abled everyone to hit the ball going to explode. said yellow would be good “It has been an honor for farther and straighter. Nickluck for Nicklaus. The teenme to know people regard laus, not having won a tourager had since died of cannament in two years and not that Sunday afternoon as cer. one of the great sporting having prepared much, still He also wrote that “Yes events ever,” he said. In fact, was using a wooden driver. sir” had been used earlier in ESPN will air an hour docu“I guess nobody expected the CBS telecast by Ben mentary on it Wednesday, me to be in contention at entitled, “Yes Sir: Jack Nick- Wright. that point in my career,” Lundquist hadn’t been laus and the ’86 Masters.” Nicklaus said recently, “paraware of it. “Yes sir” just By April, 1986, Nicklaus ticularly even me.” came out, and his version On the back nine that day, was more of a businessman stuck. “Having seen (the and course designer than he emerged from a Hall of Fame pack — Seve Balleste- championship golfer. As late tape) so many times, I think as the front nine on that day, what makes the phrase so ros, Tom Kite, Greg Norwhen he was six shots back, memorable is that Jack man, Nick Price, Tom Watraised both arms in the air, he was seen as just a neat son — and created one of almost in synchronization,” ornament in the field. those moments that make “It’s almost like a mystical he said. “It was like he was people remember where punctuating the words.’’ they were when they saw it. thing,” said bestselling au-

ESPN has unearthed clips of manager Bobby Valentine and pitcher Orel Hershiser sitting in the dugout for the 1999 New York Mets, animatedly discussing some baseball topic lost to history. “You can see them conversing endlessly,” said Jed Drake, an ESPN senior vice president and executive producer. The network is reuniting the two as it revamps “Sunday Night Baseball.” Valentine and Hershiser join play-by-play announcer Dan Shulman when the team makes its debut Sunday for the Giants-Dodgers game. They replace Jon Miller and Joe Morgan, out after 21 seasons as the voices of the franchise. Hershiser, the 1988 NL Cy Young Award winner, had joined the booth as a third announcer last season. Valentine and Hershiser like to joke they got plenty of experience disagreeing in their one season together in New York. Hershiser wants to make clear there was nothing combative about those exchanges. Late in his playing career, he was mostly mining Valentine’s knowledge as he prepared for any future endeavors in managing, front office work — or, perhaps, broadcasting. Hershiser would ask why the Mets were playing the infield in at a particular time. Or why they weren’t holding the runner on first. Or why they weren’t playing

said. ESPN hopes those old dugout debates translate well to the air, a former pitcher and an ex-manager offering different perspectives while dissecting the intricacies of strategy. “We can even disagree when it’s time to disagree and know it’s not personal,” Valentine said. The former Mets and Rangers manager became a studio analyst for ESPN last year. He managed the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan’s Pacific League from 200409. Shulman, perhaps best known for calling college basketball with Dick Vitale, has served as a regular play-by-play voice for baseball games on ESPN since 2002. The network is making another major alteration to its Sunday night coverage, moving “Baseball Tonight” to the site of the game. Drake insisted the changes didn’t reflect any concern about the state of the franchises. “The time to change is not when you’re playing from behind,” he said. “It’s when you’re in the lead.” Nobody leaves any doubt the Sunday night game — as a highprofile, nationally televised matchup with no other games on at the same time — is considered different from the contests aired on other days. Expect a bit more big-picture conversation about what’s going on around the league. “We’d like to tie a bow on the week that was and open up the box on the week that will be,” Shulman said.

Yanks fess up to using hand signals in opener GM Cashman said that the help was used because scoreboard wasn’t working.

By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees say they are finished flashing hand signals from the stands — at least for now. General manager Brian Cashman confirmed that the team received a call Saturday from the commissioner’s office inquiring about a club employee relaying information to players after each pitch on opening day. The Daily News reported Saturday that broadcaster Keith Olbermann, a New York seasonticket holder, put a photo on Twitter of Brett Weber, a Yankees baseball operations coaching assistant, holding up four fingers toward the field during Thursday’s game against the Detroit Tigers. Weber was sitting behind home plate and wearing a headset. Major League Baseball rules prohibit club staff from using hand signals to communicate pitch types or speeds to players. Cashman said there was a simple explanation: The Yankee Stadium scoreboard was on the fritz, so Weber was just providing the sort of post-pitch details that normally appear for all to see, such as

“93 mph fastball.” “The scoreboard went down. He was relaying after the fact with his fingers to some hitters who wanted it what the velocity was, pitches to the opposing teams’ hitter, to the guy on deck,” Cashman said. “There’s nothing to hide. We’ve got nothing to hide.” Cashman said Weber wears headphones during home games so he can communicate with the scoreboard operator, relaying pitch information that can be displayed in center field for the fans’ enjoyment. Cashman said Joe Garagiola Jr., baseball’s new disciplinarian, spoke Saturday morning with Yankees vice president and assistant general manager Jean Afterman about the issue. Cashman said there was no mention of any potential punishment and he thought Garagiola was satisfied with the team’s explanation. “I think he recognizes the fact that there’s no real advantage here. But at the same time there is a bulletin out that says you’re not supposed to do that. We explained to him that the first inning the scoreboard was reading 912 mph, so normally that stuff’s out there,” Cashman said. “I think it’s really silly, personally. But we provided all information in a truthful and honest way to Joe.”


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Teixeira, Martin lead Yanks rout The Associated Press

NEW YORK — A.J. Burnett took a steady first step as he aims to bounce back from a wobbly season and Mark Teixeira hit his second three-run homer in two games, sending the New York Yankees to a 10-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Russell Martin also smacked a three-run shot, Alex Rodriguez hit No. 614 and Derek Jeter began his march toward 3,000 hits with his first two of the season. Rodriguez drove in Jeter with a first-inning double off Brad Penny (0-1), an early bust in his Detroit debut, and New York opened a 6-0 cushion after two. Burnett (1-0), fighting a bad head cold this week, was in control from the start and made it through five effective innings. Orioles 3, Rays 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Chris Tillman held Tampa Bay hitless for six innings and Nick Markakis made a leaping catch at the wall in the ninth to preserve the Baltimore Orioles’ 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night. Tillman lost his bid for a no-hitter when manager Buck Showalter lifted him after the 22-year-old right-hander threw 101 pitches. B.J. Upton lined a two-out single off Jeremy Accardo (1-0) for Tampa Bay’s first hit with two outs in the seventh. Brian Roberts snapped a scoreless tie with a three-run homer in the eighth. Roberts drove in two runs with a triple in Baltimore’s 4-1 season-opening victory on Friday night. Blue Jays 6, Twins 1

TORONTO — Kyle Drabek pitched seven innings of one-hit ball to earn first major league win, Jose Molina and Jayson Nix hit solo home runs and the

Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Saturday. Drabek (1-0) didn’t allow a hit until Denard Span’s one-out single to left in the sixth, but followed that by striking out Tsuyoshi Nishioka looking and getting Joe Mauer to ground out. Drabek, who went 0-3 in three starts last September, allowed one run, walked three and struck out a career-high seven. Royals 5, Angels 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chris Getz had three hits, including an RBI single for the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 5-4 victory Saturday over the Los Angeles Angels. Rookie Aaron Crow (1-0) pitched 1 2-3 innings for the victory, his first as a major leaguer. Kevin Jepsen (0-1) took the loss as the Angels’ bullpen faltered for the third straight day. White Sox 8, Indians 3

CLEVELAND — Edwin Jackson extended his mastery of Cleveland, Gordon Beckham and Carlos Quentin had two RBIs apiece and the Chicago White Sox beat the Indians 8-3 on Saturday for their first 2-0 start since 2005 — when they won the World Series. Jackson, who is 8-0 in his last nine starts against Cleveland, allowed two earned runs and five hits in six innings. He had one shaky frame, and that wasn’t all his fault as two errors on one play by third baseman Brent Morel helped the Indians score two in the second. Chicago jumped out to a 5-0 lead in two innings against Carlos Carrasco (0-1), who recovered and hung around until the seventh.

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Mets rally to defeat Marlins in 10 innings The Associated Press

MIAMI — David Wright’s third hit of the game brought Jose Reyes home with the go-ahead run in the 10th, Willie Harris added a two-run single later in the inning, and the New York Mets beat the Florida Marlins 6-4 on Saturday night. Wright also homered for the Mets, who got a three-hit night from Josh Thole and two hits from Ike Davis. Logan Morrison drove in two runs for the Marlins, who jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning before managing one hit over the next seven frames. Francisco Rodriguez (1-0) got the win despite blowing a save chance by giving up three hits and a walk in the ninth for New York. Giants 10, Dodgers 0

LOS ANGELES — Matt Cain scattered five hits over six innings, Aubrey Huff and Freddy Sanchez drove in three runs each and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers for their first win of the season. Miguel Tejada added two RBIs for the defending World Series champions, who had dropped a pair of one-run games to the Dodgers. But they backed Cain Saturday to avoid equaling their worst start since moving to San Francisco in 1958. Padres 11, Cardinals 3

ST. LOUIS — Clayton Richard (1-0) had two RBIs to match his career high without getting the ball out of the infield and pitched six solid

innings for San Diego. Albert Pujols homered on the 10th anniversary of his major league debut and Allen Craig, subbing for ailing Matt Holliday, had a two-run single for the Cardinals. St. Louis led 2-0 after one inning and 3-2 after three but Jake Westbrook (0-1) was knocked out after retiring only one of six batters in the Padres’ six-run sixth. Nationals 6, Braves 3

WASHINGTON — Rick Ankiel drove in three runs with a homer and a squeeze bunt, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos each had three hits and the Nationals beat Atlanta. In a game that included two rain delays totaling 87 minutes, Ankiel’s two-run homer run highlighted a three-run third inning off Tommy Hanson (0-1). Ankiel put down his bunt in the seventh. Cubs 5, Pirates 3

CHICAGO — Pinch-hitter Blake DeWitt delivered a twoout, two-run double that capped a five-run eighth inning Saturday as the Cubs rallied for a win. Chicago’s comeback against relievers Evan Meek (0-1) and Chris Resop was aided by a costly error on Pirates first baseman Lyle Overbay. Reds 4, Brewers 2

CINCINNATI — Scott Rolen hit a two-run homer in the first inning, eliminating the need for another dramatic Cincinnati comeback, and the Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Saturday night behind seven strong innings from left-hander Travis Wood.

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STANDINGS/STATS A M E R I C A N L E A G U E At A Glance All Times EDT East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore......................... 2 0 1.000 — New York ........................ 2 0 1.000 — Toronto ........................... 2 0 1.000 — Boston............................. 0 1 .000 11⁄2 Tampa Bay...................... 0 2 .000 2 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago........................... 2 0 1.000 — 1 Kansas City .................... 2 1 .667 ⁄2 Cleveland........................ 0 2 .000 2 Detroit ............................. 0 2 .000 2 Minnesota....................... 0 2 .000 2 West Division W L Pct GB Seattle ............................. 1 0 1.000 — Texas .............................. 1 0 1.000 — Los Angeles ................... 1 2 .333 1 Oakland........................... 0 1 .000 1 Friday's Games Chicago White Sox 15, Cleveland 10 Texas 9, Boston 5 Toronto 13, Minnesota 3 Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 1 Kansas City 2, L.A. Angels 1 Seattle 6, Oakland 2 Saturday's Games Chicago White Sox 8, Cleveland 3 Toronto 6, Minnesota 1 Kansas City 5, L.A. Angels 4 N.Y. Yankees 10, Detroit 6 Baltimore 3, Tampa Bay 1 Boston at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Chicago White Sox (Danks 0-0) at Cleveland (Masterson 0-0), 1:05 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Hughes 0-0), 1:05 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 0-0) at Toronto (Cecil 0-0), 1:07 p.m. Baltimore (Britton 0-0) at Tampa Bay (W.Davis 0-0), 1:40 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 0-0) at Texas (Harrison 0-0), 2:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Kazmir 0-0) at Kansas City (Chen 0-0), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (Fister 0-0) at Oakland (G.Gonzalez 0-0), 4:05 p.m. Monday's Games Detroit at Baltimore, 3:05 p.m. Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

N A T I O N A L L E A G U E At A Glance All Times EDT East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia ................... 2 0 1.000 — Atlanta ............................. 1 1 .500 1 Florida ............................. 1 1 .500 1 New York ........................ 1 1 .500 1 Washington .................... 1 1 .500 1 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati ........................ 2 0 1.000 — Chicago........................... 1 1 .500 1 Pittsburgh ....................... 1 1 .500 1 Houston .......................... 0 2 .000 2 Milwaukee....................... 0 2 .000 2 St. Louis.......................... 0 2 .000 2 West Division W L Pct GB San Diego....................... 2 0 1.000 — 1 Arizona............................ 1 0 1.000 ⁄2 1 Los Angeles ................... 2 1 .667 ⁄2 San Francisco ................ 1 2 .333 11⁄2 Colorado ......................... 0 1 .000 11⁄2 Friday's Games Philadelphia 5, Houston 4 Pittsburgh 6, Chicago Cubs 3 Arizona 7, Colorado 6, 11 innings Florida 6, N.Y. Mets 2 L.A. Dodgers 4, San Francisco 3 Saturday's Games Washington 6, Atlanta 3 Chicago Cubs 5, Pittsburgh 3 San Diego 11, St. Louis 3 San Francisco 10, L.A. Dodgers 0 Philadelphia 9, Houston 4 Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 2 N.Y. Mets 6, Florida 4, 10 innings Arizona at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Milwaukee (Wolf 0-0) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 0-0), 1:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 0-0) at Florida (Vazquez 0-0), 1:10 p.m. Atlanta (Hudson 0-0) at Washington (Zimmermann 0-0), 1:35 p.m. Houston (Norris 0-0) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 0-0), 1:35 p.m. San Diego (Moseley 0-0) at St. Louis (Garcia 0-0), 2:15 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ohlendorf 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Garza 0-0), 2:20 p.m. Arizona (Saunders 0-0) at Colorado (Chacin 0-0), 3:10 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 0-0), 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games Atlanta at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.

Phillies 9, Astros 4 Philadelphia ab r h bi ab r h bi Bourn cf 5 0 0 0 Victorn cf 3 0 1 2 Mayrry AngSnc ss 4 3 2 0 ph-cf 2 0 0 0 Pence rf 4 0 1 0 Polanc 3b 5 2 3 0 Ca.Lee lf 4 1 3 4 Rollins ss 5 1 2 0 Hall 2b 4 0 0 0 Howard 1b 5 1 2 1 CJhnsn 3b 3 0 1 0 BFrncs rf 5 1 2 2 Wallac 1b 4 0 0 0 Ibanez lf 3 3 2 2 Towles c 4 0 1 0 Ruiz c 3 1 1 1 WRdrg p 2 0 0 0 Valdez 2b 4 0 1 1 DelRsr p 0 0 0 0 Cl.Lee p 2 0 0 0 Melncn p 0 0 0 0 Gload ph 1 0 0 0 AnRdrg p 0 0 0 0 Baez p 0 0 0 0 Inglett ph 1 0 0 0 Contrrs p 0 0 0 0 Fulchin p 0 0 0 0 Michals ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 36 4 8 4 Totals 38 914 9 Houston.............................. 000 102 010 — 4 Philadelphia....................... 200 230 11x — 9 E—Ang.Sanchez (1), Polanco (1). LOB—Houston 6, Philadelphia 9. 2B—B.Francisco (1), Ibanez (1), Ruiz (1). 3B—Ca.Lee (1). HR—Ca.Lee (1). S— Cl.Lee. IP H R ER BB SO Houston W.Rodriguez L,0-1 . 4 9 7 7 1 5 Del Rosario.............. 1 1 0 0 0 1 Melancon ................. 1 1 0 0 0 2 An.Rodriguez .......... 1 1 1 1 1 0 Fulchino ................... 1 2 1 1 0 1 Philadelphia Cl.Lee W,1-0 ........... 7 4 3 3 0 11 Baez.......................... 1 2 1 0 0 1 Contreras ................. 1 2 0 0 0 2 W.Rodriguez pitched to 3 batters in the 5th. HBP—by W.Rodriguez (Ruiz), by Cl.Lee (C.Johnson). Umpires—Home, Bob Davidson;First, Hunter Houston

Wendelstedt;Second, Brian Knight;Third, Jerry Layne. T—2:52. A—45,455 (43,651). Yankees 10, Tigers 6 New York ab r h bi ab r h bi AJcksn cf 4 1 1 1 Gardnr lf 5 1 2 0 Rhyms 2b 4 0 0 1 Jeter ss 4 2 2 0 ENunez Santiag ph 1 0 0 0 ph-ss 1 0 0 0 Ordonz rf 3 0 0 0 Teixeir 1b 4 2 1 3 Kelly rf 1 1 1 0 AlRdrg 3b 3 2 2 2 Raburn ph 1 0 0 0 Chavez 3b 1 0 0 0 MiCarr 1b 4 0 1 0 Cano 2b 5 1 2 1 VMrtnz dh 4 1 2 2 Swisher rf 4 0 0 1 Boesch lf 4 1 1 0 Posada dh 2 1 1 0 JhPerlt ss 4 1 1 0 Grndrs cf 4 0 1 0 Avila c 3 1 1 1 Martin c 4 1 1 3 Inge 3b 3 0 2 0 Totals 36 610 5 Totals 37101210 Detroit .............................. 001 020 021 — 6 New York ......................... 330 031 00x — 10 E—A.Jackson (1), Rhymes (1), E.Nunez (1). DP— New York 1. LOB—Detroit 7, New York 8. 2B—Kelly (1), Mi.Cabrera (1), Al.Rodriguez (2), Cano (1). HR—A.Jackson (1), V.Martinez (1), Teixeira (2), Al.Rodriguez (1), Martin (1). SB—Gardner (1), Granderson (1). S—Inge. SF—Swisher. IP H R ER BB SO Detroit Penny L,0-1 ............. 41⁄3 7 8 8 4 3 Thomas .................... 2⁄3 3 1 1 0 0 Villarreal ................... 1 2 1 1 0 1 Benoit ....................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Valverde................... 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 E.Gonzalez .............. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 New York A.Burnett W,1-0 ...... 5 5 3 3 1 6 Robertson ................ 1 1 0 0 1 1 Ayala......................... 2 3 2 2 0 1 Logan........................ 2⁄3 1 1 0 1 1 M.Rivera S,2-2 ........ 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 WP—Penny, A.Burnett. Umpires—Home, Jerry Meals;First, C.B. Bucknor;Second, Dan Iassogna;Third, Dale Scott. T—3:30. A—41,462 (50,291).

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Mets 6, Marlins 4, 10 innings, New York Florida ab r h bi ab r h bi JosRys ss 5 1 1 0 Coghln cf 4 0 1 0 Pagan cf 5 1 1 0 R.Webb p 0 0 0 0 DWrght 3b 5 2 3 2 MDunn p 0 0 0 0 Beltran rf 5 1 1 0 Infante 2b 5 1 0 0 I.Davis 1b 3 0 2 1 HRmrz ss 5 1 1 0 Hu pr-2b 1 1 0 0 GSnchz 1b 4 1 1 0 Duda lf 4 0 0 0 Morrsn lf 5 0 1 2 Harris lf 1 0 1 2 J.Buck c 4 0 1 0 Emaus 2b 4 0 1 0 Hayes pr-c 1 1 1 1 FRdrgz p 0 0 0 0 DMrph 3b 2 0 0 0 Cousins Hairstn ph 1 0 0 0 pr-rf 2 0 0 0 Bonifac Boyer p 0 0 0 0 rf-3b-cf 3 0 2 0 Thole c 4 0 3 1 Nolasco p 1 0 0 0 Niese p 1 0 0 0 Helms ph 1 0 0 0 Parnell p 0 0 0 0 Hensly p 0 0 0 0 DnMrp ph-1b 1 0 0 0 LNunez p 0 0 0 0 Dobbs ph-3b 1 0 1 1 Totals 40 613 6 Totals 38 4 9 4 New York...................... 000 101 001 3 — 6 Florida........................... 200 000 001 1 — 4 E—D.Wright (1). LOB—New York 7, Florida 9. 2B—I.Davis 2 (2), Harris (2), H.Ramirez (1), G.Sanchez (2). HR—D.Wright (1). SB—Pagan (1). S— Niese 2, Bonifacio, Nolasco. IP H R ER BB SO New York Niese ........................ 7 4 2 2 1 3 Parnell ...................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 F.Rodriguez W,1-0 BS,1-1 ...................... 1 3 1 1 1 2 Boyer S,1-1.............. 1 2 1 1 0 0 Florida Nolasco .................... 7 7 2 2 0 4 Hensley .................... 1 1 0 0 0 0 L.Nunez.................... 1 1 1 1 1 1 R.Webb L,0-1 .......... 0 3 3 3 0 0 M.Dunn..................... 1 1 0 0 0 3 R.Webb pitched to 3 batters in the 10th. HBP—by Niese (Do.Murphy). Umpires—Home, Sam Holbrook;First, Greg Gibson;Second, Todd Tichenor;Third, Gerry Davis. T—3:05. A—32,495 (38,560). Orioles 3, Rays 1 Tampa Bay r h bi ab r h bi BRorts 2b 1 2 3 Zobrist 2b 3 0 0 0 Markks rf 0 0 0 Damon lf-1b 4 0 0 0 D.Lee 1b 0 2 0 Longori 3b 1 0 0 0 Guerrr dh 0 1 0 SRdrgz 3b 1 0 0 0 Scott lf 0 0 0 Fuld ph-lf 1 0 0 0 Pie pr-lf 0 0 0 MRmrz dh 4 0 1 1 DJhnsn AdJons cf 4 0 0 0 1b-3b 4 0 0 0 MrRynl 3b 4 1 1 0 BUpton cf 4 0 2 0 Wieters c 3 0 0 0 Joyce rf 2 0 0 0 Hardy ss 2 1 0 0 Shppch c 3 0 1 0 Jaso pr 0 0 0 0 Brignc ss 2 0 0 0 EJhnsn ph-ss 1 1 0 0 Totals 32 3 6 3 Totals 30 1 4 1 Baltimore ............................ 000 000 030 — 3 Tampa Bay......................... 000 000 010 — 1 DP—Tampa Bay 1. LOB—Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 9. HR—B.Roberts (1). SB—B.Upton (1). IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore Tillman ...................... 6 0 0 0 3 5 Accardo W,1-0 ........ 1 2 0 0 1 0 M.Gonzalez H,1 ...... 1⁄3 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 Uehara H,1 .............. 2⁄3 Gregg S,1-1 ............. 1 1 0 0 1 1 Tampa Bay Shields L,0-1 ........... 71⁄3 4 2 2 2 7 1 1 1 0 1 McGee...................... 1⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Farnsworth............... 1⁄3 Jo.Peralta................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 Umpires—Home, Wally Bell;First, Laz Diaz;Second, Scott Barry;Third, John Hirschbeck. T—2:51. A—22,164 (34,078).

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Blue Jays 6, Twins 1 Toronto ab r h bi ab r h bi Span cf 3 0 1 0 YEscor ss 5 0 2 0 Nishiok 2b 3 1 0 0 A.Hill 2b 4 0 1 1 Mauer c 3 0 0 0 Bautist rf 3 1 0 0 Mornea 1b 2 0 0 1 Lind 1b 5 1 1 0 DYong lf 3 0 0 0 Encrnc dh 4 1 1 1 Thome dh 3 0 0 0 J.Nix 3b 2 1 1 1 Cuddyr rf 3 0 0 0 JRiver lf 1 0 0 0 Valenci 3b 3 0 0 0 Snider ph-lf 2 0 1 2 ACasill ss 2 0 0 0 JMolin c 3 2 2 1 Kubel ph 1 0 0 0 McCoy cf 4 0 2 0 Tolbert ss 0 0 0 0 Totals 26 1 1 1 Totals 33 611 6 Minnesota .......................... 000 100 000 — 1 Toronto............................... 001 130 01x — 6 E—Snider (1). DP—Minnesota 1, Toronto 2. LOB— Minnesota 2, Toronto 10. 2B—Snider (1). 3B—Y.Escobar (1). HR—J.Nix (1), J.Molina (1). SB—Nishioka (1). SF—A.Hill. IP H R ER BB SO Minnesota Liriano L,0-1............. 41⁄3 4 4 4 5 3 Slowey...................... 12⁄3 4 1 1 0 1 Mijares...................... 1 0 0 0 1 1 Capps ....................... 1 3 1 1 0 0 Toronto Drabek W,1-0.......... 7 1 1 1 3 7 Camp ........................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 Rzepczynski ............ 1 0 0 0 1 0 WP—Liriano. Umpires—Home, Angel Hernandez;First, Paul Schrieber;Second, Chad Fairchild;Third, Joe West. T—2:30. A—27,194 (49,539). Minnesota

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Cleveland ab r h bi ab r h bi Pierre lf 5 1 2 1 Brantly cf 4 0 1 0 Bckhm 2b 4 1 2 2 ACarer ss 4 0 0 0 A.Dunn dh 3 0 1 1 Choo rf 4 0 0 0 Lillirdg pr-dh 0 0 0 0 CSantn c 4 0 1 0 Konerk 1b 3 1 1 1 Hafner dh 4 1 2 1 Rios cf 4 1 0 0 OCarer 2b 3 1 1 0 Quentin rf 4 1 2 2 T.Buck lf 4 1 1 0 Przyns c 4 0 1 0 LaPort 1b 4 0 0 0 AlRmrz ss 4 1 1 1 Hannhn 3b 4 0 1 2 Morel 3b 4 2 1 0 Totals 35 811 8 Totals 35 3 7 3 Chicago.............................. 140 001 200 — 8 Cleveland ........................... 030 000 000 — 3 E—Morel 2 (2). DP—Cleveland 1. LOB—Chicago 6, Cleveland 10. 2B—Quentin 2 (3), T.Buck (1). HR—Hafner (1). SB—Morel (1). SF—Konerko. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago E.Jackson W,1-0 .... 6 5 3 2 4 7 0 0 0 0 2 Sale........................... 11⁄3 Santos ...................... 12⁄3 2 0 0 1 2 Cleveland C.Carrasco L,0-1 .... 62⁄3 10 7 7 2 2 Durbin....................... 11⁄3 1 1 1 1 0 R.Perez .................... 1 0 0 0 2 1 PB—Pierzynski. Umpires—Home, Mike Everitt;First, Mark Wegner;Second, Chris Guccione;Third, Mike Winters. T—2:46. A—9,853 (43,441). Royals 5, Angels 4 Kansas City r h bi ab r h bi MIzturs 2b 0 1 0 AEscor ss 5 0 2 1 HKndrc 1b 0 2 0 MeCarr cf 4 0 0 0 Abreu rf 1 1 0 Gordon lf 4 0 0 0 TrHntr dh 2 1 1 Butler dh 4 2 2 0 V.Wells lf 1 1 1 Kaaihu 1b 3 0 0 0 Callasp 3b 0 2 1 Francr rf 4 1 2 0 Aybar ss 0 2 1 Betemt 3b 4 1 1 0 BoWlsn c 0 1 0 Dyson pr 0 1 0 0 Bourjos cf 0 0 0 Aviles 3b 0 0 0 0 Treanr c 3 0 1 1 Getz 2b 4 0 3 2 Totals 35 411 4 Totals 35 511 4 Los Angeles....................... 000 103 000 — 4 Kansas City ....................... 000 021 02x — 5 DP—Los Angeles 1, Kansas City 1. LOB—Los Angeles 9, Kansas City 8. 2B—Callaspo (1), Aybar 2 (3), Butler (1). HR—Tor.Hunter (2). SB—A.Escobar (1). S—Bourjos. IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles E.Santana ................ 62⁄3 7 3 3 2 6 Takahashi H,1 ......... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Jepsen L,0-1 BS,1-1 ...................... 1 4 2 2 0 0 Kansas City Davies ...................... 51⁄3 7 4 4 2 2 Texeira ..................... 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 Crow W,1-0.............. 12⁄3 Soria S,1-1............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 WP—E.Santana. Umpires—Home, Paul Nauert;First, Doug Eddings;Second, Dana DeMuth;Third, Kerwin Danley. T—2:45. A—17,328 (37,903). Los Angeles

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Cubs 5, Pirates 3 Chicago r h bi ab r h bi Tabata lf 2 1 0 JeBakr 2b 3 0 1 0 Walker 2b 0 1 1 Fukdm ph-rf 1 1 0 0 McCtch cf 0 0 0 SCastro ss 4 1 2 1 Overay 1b 0 0 0 Byrd cf 4 1 0 0 Alvarez 3b 0 1 1 ArRmr 3b 3 0 0 0 Doumit c 0 0 0 Soto c 4 1 2 0 GJones rf 1 1 1 C.Pena 1b 3 0 0 0 Cedeno ss 0 0 0 ASorin lf 4 1 1 1 Mahlm p 0 1 0 Marml p 0 0 0 0 Veras p 0 0 0 Colvin rf-lf 3 0 1 0 Meek p 0 0 0 Zamrn p 2 0 1 0 Resop p 0 0 0 K.Wood p 0 0 0 0 RJhnsn ph 1 0 0 0 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 DeWitt ph 1 0 1 2 Barney 2b 0 0 0 0 Totals 30 3 5 3 Totals 33 5 9 4 Pittsburgh .......................... 101 000 100 — 3 Chicago.............................. 000 000 05x — 5 E—Overbay (1). DP—Pittsburgh 1, Chicago 1. LOB—Pittsburgh 5, Chicago 8. 2B—Walker (2), Je.Baker (1), S.Castro (1), Zambrano (1), DeWitt (1). HR—G.Jones (1). S—Tabata. IP H R ER BB SO Pittsburgh Maholm .................... 62⁄3 5 0 0 2 3 Veras H,2 ................. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 2 1 0 Meek L,0-1 BS,1-1 . 2⁄3 1 0 0 1 0 Resop ....................... 1⁄3 Chicago Zambrano................. 6 5 3 3 3 4 K.Wood .................... 1 0 0 0 1 2 Marshall W,1-0........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 Marmol S,1-1........... 1 0 0 0 0 3 Zambrano pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. WP—Maholm, Meek. Umpires—Home, Bill Miller;First, Phil Cuzzi;Second, James Hoye;Third, Tom Hallion. T—2:52. A—35,782 (41,159). Pittsburgh

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Nationals 6, Braves 3 Atlanta Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi Prado lf 5 0 0 0 Dsmnd ss 5 1 0 0 McLoth cf 4 1 1 0 Werth rf 4 1 3 0 C.Jones 3b 5 0 2 1 Zmrmn 3b 3 2 2 1 McCnn c 4 0 1 0 AdLRc 1b 5 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 4 1 1 1 Morse lf 1 1 0 1 Heywrd rf 3 0 0 0 Clipprd p 0 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 3 1 3 1 HrstnJr ph 0 0 0 0 Fremn 1b 4 0 2 0 Storen p 0 0 0 0 Hanson p 1 0 0 0 SBurntt p 0 0 0 0 CMrtnz p 0 0 0 0 Ankiel cf 3 1 1 3 Conrad ph 1 0 0 0 Espinos 2b 3 0 0 1 Linernk p 0 0 0 0 WRams c 4 0 3 0 Sherrill p 0 0 0 0 Lannan p 0 0 0 0 Hinske ph 1 0 0 0 Gaudin p 0 0 0 0 Moylan p 0 0 0 0 Slaten p 0 0 0 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 L.Nix lf 2 0 1 0 Totals 35 310 3 Totals 30 610 6 Atlanta ................................ 001 001 010 — 3 Washington ....................... 013 000 11x — 6 E—Hanson (1). DP—Washington 1. LOB—Atlanta 9, Washington 10. 2B—Freeman (1), Werth 2 (2). 3B—Zimmerman (1). HR—Uggla (1), Ale.Gonzalez (1), Ankiel (1). S—Hanson, Ankiel, Lannan. SF— Morse, Espinosa. IP H R ER BB SO Atlanta Hanson L,0-1 ........... 32⁄3 5 4 3 2 1 C.Martinez ............... 11⁄3 1 0 0 1 0 Linebrink .................. 1 2 1 1 0 1 Sherrill ...................... 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 Moylan ...................... 2⁄3 O’Flaherty ................ 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Washington Lannan W,1-0 .......... 5 5 1 1 1 3 Gaudin H,1............... 1⁄3 1 1 1 1 0 Slaten........................ 0 1 0 0 0 0 Clippard H,1 ............ 12⁄3 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 Storen H,1................ 2⁄3 S.Burnett S,1-1 ....... 11⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Slaten pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Linebrink pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. HBP—by Hanson (Zimmerman), by Lannan (McLouth). WP—Lannan. Umpires—Home, Jim Reynolds;First, Mike DiMuro;Second, Andy Fletcher;Third, Tim Welke. T—2:56 (Rain delay: 0:55). A—21,941 (41,506). Giants 10, Dodgers 0 San Francisco Los Angeles ab r h bi ab Tejada ss 5 2 2 2 Miles 3b 4 FSnchz 2b 4 2 3 3 DeJess 2b 4 Huff rf 4 0 2 3 Ethier rf 4 Schrhlt ph-rf 1 0 0 0 Thams lf 0 Posey c 4 0 1 0 Kemp cf 3 Whitsd c 1 0 0 0 Cormir p 1 Burrell lf 4 0 0 0 Loney 1b 4 Torres cf 1 1 1 0 Gimenz c 4 Belt 1b 3 1 0 0 Paul lf-rf 3 DeRosa 3b 5 2 2 2 A.Ellis ph 1 Affeldt p 0 0 0 0 Carroll ss 4

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Rownd cf-lf 5 1 2 0 Lilly p 1 0 0 0 Cain p 1 1 0 0 MacDgl p 0 0 0 0 Fontent ph 1 0 0 0 Barajs ph 1 0 0 0 JaLopz p 0 0 0 0 Jansen p 0 0 0 0 RRmrz p 0 0 0 0 Gwynn cf 1 0 0 0 PSndvl ph-3b 1 0 0 0 Totals 40101310 Totals 35 0 9 0 San Francisco ................. 001 034 011 — 10 Los Angeles .................... 000 000 000 — 0 E—De Jesus (1). DP—San Francisco 1. LOB—San Francisco 8, Los Angeles 8. 2B—F.Sanchez (1), Torres (1), DeRosa (1), Kemp (2). HR—F.Sanchez (1). SB—Belt (1). S—Cain. IP H R ER BB SO San Francisco Cain W,1-0............... 6 5 0 0 0 3 Ja.Lopez .................. 1 2 0 0 0 1 R.Ramirez................ 1 1 0 0 0 0 Affeldt ....................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 Los Angeles Lilly L,0-1.................. 42⁄3 6 4 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 MacDougal .............. 1⁄3 Jansen ...................... 1 4 4 4 2 2 Cormier .................... 3 2 2 2 1 2 WP—Cormier. Balk—Lilly. Umpires—Home, Fieldin Culbreth;First, Adrian Johnson;Second, Gary Cederstrom;Third, Lance Barksdale. T—3:12. A—40,809 (56,000). Padres 11, Cardinals 3 St. Louis ab r h bi ab r h bi Venale rf 4 1 1 1 Theriot ss 3 0 0 0 Bartlett ss 5 1 1 0 Descals ph 1 0 0 0 OHudsn 2b 3 0 0 0 Rasms cf 3 1 1 0 Hawpe 1b 4 1 0 0 Pujols 1b 4 1 2 1 Ludwck lf 3 4 2 1 Freese 3b 4 1 1 0 Neshek p 0 0 0 0 Brkmn rf 3 0 0 0 Headly 3b 5 2 2 4 Craig lf 4 0 1 2 Maybin cf 4 2 1 1 YMolin c 3 0 0 0 Hundly c 4 0 2 2 Boggs p 1 0 0 0 Richrd p 1 0 0 2 Schmkr 2b 3 0 0 0 CHuntr ph 0 0 0 0 Greene 2b 1 0 0 0 Frieri p 0 0 0 0 Westrk p 2 0 1 0 Luebke p 0 0 0 0 Motte p 0 0 0 0 Denorfi ph-lf 1 0 0 0 Laird c 1 0 0 0 Jay ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 3411 911 Totals 34 3 6 3 San Diego ........................ 020 160 002 — 11 St. Louis........................... 201 000 000 — 3 E—Richard (1), Theriot (2). LOB—San Diego 7, St. Louis 7. 2B—Ludwick (1), Maybin (1). 3B—Hundley (1). HR—Headley (1), Pujols (1). S—O.Hudson, Richard. SF—Venable. IP H R ER BB SO San Diego Richard W,1-0 ......... 6 5 3 3 2 3 Frieri ......................... 1 1 0 0 1 0 Luebke ..................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Neshek ..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 St. Louis Westbrook L,0-1 ..... 41⁄3 6 8 8 5 3 Motte......................... 12⁄3 1 1 1 2 0 Boggs ....................... 3 2 2 2 1 4 WP—Westbrook. Umpires—Home, Eric Cooper;First, Mark Carlson;Second, Tim Timmons;Third, Jeff Kellogg. T—2:43. A—38,527 (43,975). San Diego

Reds 4, Brewers 2 Cincinnati ab r h bi ab r h bi Weeks 2b 4 0 0 0 Stubbs cf 3 1 2 1 Gomez cf 4 0 1 0 Phillips 2b 4 0 0 0 Braun lf 4 1 1 0 Votto 1b 4 1 1 0 Fielder 1b 4 0 2 0 Rolen 3b 4 1 1 2 McGeh 3b 4 0 1 1 Gomes lf 1 0 0 0 Almont rf 4 1 1 1 Corder p 0 0 0 0 YBtncr ss 3 0 0 0 Bruce rf 3 0 0 0 Nieves c 2 0 0 0 Renteri ss 3 0 0 0 Morgan ph 1 0 1 0 Hanign c 3 1 1 0 Green p 0 0 0 0 T.Wood p 2 0 0 0 Marcm p 2 0 0 0 Masset p 0 0 0 0 Brddck p 0 0 0 0 Heisey lf 0 0 0 0 Mitre p 0 0 0 0 Counsll ph 1 0 0 0 Kottars c 0 0 0 0 Totals 33 2 7 2 Totals 27 4 5 3 Milwaukee.......................... 000 010 001 — 2 Cincinnati ........................... 220 000 00x — 4 E—Weeks (1). DP—Milwaukee 1, Cincinnati 1. LOB—Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 5. 3B—Stubbs (1). HR—Almonte (1), Rolen (1). SB—Stubbs (1). CS— Stubbs (1). S—T.Wood. IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Marcum L,0-1 .......... 42⁄3 4 4 3 5 7 0 0 0 0 1 Braddock.................. 1⁄3 Mitre.......................... 2 1 0 0 0 0 Green ....................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Cincinnati T.Wood W,1-0 ......... 7 4 1 1 0 7 Masset H,1 .............. 1 1 0 0 0 2 Cordero S,1-1.......... 1 2 1 1 0 1 Umpires—Home, Larry Vanover;First, Tony Randazzo;Second, Dan Bellino;Third, Brian Gorman. T—2:31. A—37,967 (42,319). Milwaukee

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Facebook studies reveal teams fan support Phillies are most loyal, while Yankees and Red Sox have largest geographical base. By Mike Swift San Jose Mercury News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Philadelphia Phillies fans may be the most loyal. The St. Louis Cardinals appear most beloved by women. Fans of the Tampa Bay Rays may be the most devoted following a loss. But Oakland Athletics fans may be the most friendly and social, at least in terms of having the most friends on Facebook. And in a statistic that may cause Bay Area baseball fans to nod knowingly, fans of the Los Angeles teams, the Dodgers and Angels, are the most bereft of friendship among the 30 Major League teams.

On the eve of the 2011 baseball season, Facebook has taken an unprecedented look at the millions of members around the world who have hit the "Like" button for their Major League Baseball team, or who posted updates about their feelings about their team following a win or a loss. In findings that could provoke a bar room brawl from Cleveland to San Francisco, the Palo Alto social network even developed a "fair weather fan" index for fans who only follow their team when it is winning. "Baseball is a sport that is particularly about statistics, but you never really see statistics about fans," said Jonathan Chang, the Facebook data scientist who led the Palo Alto, Calif.-based social network’s anonymous study of baseball fans. "Statistics about fans are just so much more rare to see."

Facebook’s study is not based on a random sample, and the findings are limited by being based on information people chose to share. And while estimates of Facebook’s U.S. membership are approaching half the total population, the findings are also limited to the social network’s membership — which tends to be somewhat younger than the general population, but also omits everyone under 13, according to Facebook’s rules. But by incorporating items like relationships with other fans of the same team, along with age, marital status and physical location, Chang said the Facebook data provides unique insights into a nation divided up not just by Red and Blue political allegiances but fan communities tied to the 30 Major League baseball clubs. Some of the Facebook findings echo common perceptions of the

teams, but there are also some unique insights into how people connect around their favorite teams. There is a wide team-by-team range, for example, in the appeal of teams by gender. Nearly 50 percent of fans of the Cardinals and the Minnesota Twins are women, while just more than a quarter of Toronto Blue Jays fans were female. One possible explanation, Chang said, is that baseball has a more universal appeal in U.S. cities than in Canada, where the appeal is more limited to a segment of the population — men. Other findings were less surprising. The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox have the most extensive "fan diaspora," as measured by the median distance their fans live from Yankee Stadium or Fenway Park.


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Fingerling stocking studied as cost-effective way to maintain population

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will hold its spring quarterly meeting on April 11-12 at its Harrisburg office. Commission committees will meet beginning at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, April 11, and again at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12. Formal consideration of the agenda by the full commission will begin at approximately 11:20 a.m. on April 12. All committee meetings and the formal meeting are open to the public. Commissioners will address a variety of issues during Tuesday’s formal meeting, including: • A recommendation to place permanent catch and release regulations on smallmouth and largemouth bass in portions of the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers in order to reduce fishing mortality. The regulations have been in place since Jan. 1 under a temporary order issued by PFBC Executive Director John Arway. • A proposal related to the above-mentioned bass regulations that would extend the regulations to a point one-half mile upstream from the mouth of all tributaries within the affected areas of the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers. The proposal would also create a closed season during the bass spawning period. If approved through a final rulemaking, these amendments would take effect Jan. 1, 2012. • A proposal to require mandatory life jacket use during the cold weather months from Nov. 1 through April 30 for anyone operating a canoe, kayak or motorboat 16 feet or less, including when boats are anchored. • A recommendation to approve a grant to the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited of $10,000 per fiscal year for the next three fiscal years to further expand the Trout in the Classroom program • A recommendation to approve a final rulemaking order that would allow anglers to use three rods when fishing. Current regulations allow for the use of two rods. • A proposal to add 99 new waters to the list of wild trout streams A complete copy of the meeting schedule and the full agenda for the meeting can be found on the commission’s web site at www.fishandboat.com/ minutes.htm.

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Trout stocking so rewarding for volunteers

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The adipose fin on this adult brown trout has not been clipped. The PFBC is asking anglers who fish the Lehigh River to take note if the fish they catch have a clipped adipose fin or not, and to report their findings to the agency.

Trout in the Lehigh

By TOM VENESKY tvenesky@timesleader.com

There might be a better alternative to stocked trout when it comes to maintaining a fishery in the Lehigh River. It’s an approach that – with a little bit of help at the beginning – lets nature take its course. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is in the second year of a study to determine if a self-sustaining trout population can be established in the river via a fingerling stocking program. If the approach works, it could save the agency financially as releases of adult hatchery trout would be lessened or no longer needed for the Lehigh. “The main question we are looking at is there a better way to sustain trout than stocking adults, which is expensive,” said Daryl Pierce, who is the river biologist for Management Area 5, which covers the northeastern part of the state. To determine if fingerling stocking is a cost-effective approach, the agency – along with assistance from the Lehigh Coldwater Fishery Alliance – has been polling anglers to determine the catch rates of fingerling trout. In addition, the PFBC has surveyed the river during the last two summers to determine how many fingerlings survived. The study kicked off in 2009 when the agency released 68,000 fingerlings in the river. Eighteen thousand were released in Section 6 – which includes the stretch from the Francis E. Walter Dam down to Sandy Run – and 50,000 fingerlings released in Section 7 – Sandy Run to the Northampton Dam. The same release of 68,000 was also conducted in 2010 and is scheduled to occur a third time this May. Assessments of the fingerling stockings will continue to opening day of 2012, and anglers fishing the Lehigh are asked to submit a few basic details about their experience on the river. The most critical piece of information, according to Pierce, is the presence or absence of any adipose or pelvic fin clip on any of the trout that anglers catch. So far, results have been impacted by adverse conditions on the river for the last two years. After the first 68,000 fingerlings were released in May 2009, Pierce said agency personnel captured16 fin-clipped brown trout in Section 7 and none on Section 6 that summer. In 2010, while the final numbers are still

BROWN AND RAINBOW FINGERLINGS PREFERRED •Of the 68,000 fingerling trout released each of the last two years in the Lehigh River, 48,000 were browns and 20,000 were rainbows. River biologist Daryl Pierce said brook trout fingerlings aren’t being used in the study because they grow at a slower rate. Because the Lehigh is impacted by acid mine drainage, rainbows are more apt to leave an area of the river where acidification of the water occurs. Brown trout are more tolerant of those conditions and will hold to the area, according to Pierce.

example, has a lot of wild brown trout,” Pierce said. “The wild trout population in the Lehigh depends on the tributaries.”

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•While fingerling trout do resemble a wild fish as they grow in the Lehigh, the river already holds a sustaining population of native trout, river biologist Daryl Pierce said. Most of the wild trout production found in the Lehigh begins in the coldwater tributaries emptying into the river. It’s there that the wild trout reproduce and work down into the river, Pierce said. “Hayes Creek above Hickey Run State Park, for

•Anglers fishing the Lehigh River have three ways to report their information. They can sign onto the PFBC website (www.fishandboat.com/ images/fisheries/lehigh_river_angler_log_book.pdf) and complete a Lehigh Angler Logbook; visit a self-serve station along the river maintained by the Lehigh Coldwater Fishery Alliance, pick up a card and mail it to the agency; or they can participate in a PFBC interview request which will be done along the river on opening day. The information the agency is seeking includes: date, location, fishing mode (shore or boat), total number of trout released and harvested and the species of trout caught and their length. The most critical piece of information is that anglers also record the presence or absence of any adipose or pelvic fin clip.

being tabulated, Pierce said they will likely be lower. “The interesting thing is in 2009 – when we captured16 trout with clipped fins – it was a cold, wet year and there was good trout survival,” he said. “In 2010 it was very dry and the river was low, so we’ve had two extremes so far.” While the numbers so far might seem low, there have been some positive signs. In 2009, Pierce said, anglers fishing the river in the fall reported catching rainbow trout in the nine to 11-inch range. Those trout were released as three to four-inch fingerlings earlier that year. Mortality is also a big issue with fingerling trout. Pierce said a survival rate of 2 to 4 percent is good. “When you stock fingerlings, you’re essentially putting forage into the river,” he said. All of the fingerlings stocked during the last two years should be at or above the legal size limit of seven inches. The 2009 fingerlings should be in the14-inch range, Pierce said. A key component of the study is angler involvement. Pierce said it takes a lot of effort for agency personnel to electroshock the river to obtain a sample, and interviewing anglers along the river is time consuming. The best method is to have anglers voluntarily submit information regarding what they

caught, Pierce said. “Participation has been pretty good and it’s absolutely critical,” Pierce said. “The whole program on the success of fingerlings in the Lehigh rests upon the overall contribution of fingerlings to what anglers are catching.” If the program is a success and fingerling trout start to replace stocked adult fish, it should be a benefit to anglers. While fingerlings are still hatchery fish, Pierce said they resemble a wild trout as they get older because they have been in the river longer. “Most people prefer a wild fish,” Pierce said. “The benefit with the put-and-take adult trout is you know fish will be there and what size they will be. But a lot of anglers are releasing them now so they tend to holdover.” Pierce said he’d like to conduct similar studies on other waterways, such as the Lackawaxen River, which flows through Wayne and Pike counties. But before a fingerling study can be initiated elsewhere, more needs to be learned from the work being conducted on the Lehigh River. “We need to determine what the Lehigh is providing that allows fingerlings to support a trout population, and what characteristics of the Lehigh River are conducive to fingerlings and then we can look at other waterways,” Pierce said.

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OUTDOORS NOTES The Stanley Cooper Sr. Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its 21st Annual National Conservation Banquet on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Best Western-East Mountain Inn. There will be a live auction, silent auction, special fly rod raffle, bucket raffle and outside raffle. Some of the prizes include a custom bamboo rod, graphite rods from Orvis, Winston, Sage, Scott and Greys-Hardy, a fiberglass rod and a Tankara rod. There will also be a selection of reels from Orvis, Abel, and Ross. Lines, floating, sinking, streamer, and silk, prints, jewelry, gadgets, books, DVDs, fly boxes, some filled with flies, and other items round out the assortment. Profits from the banquet ensure the success of the programs of Stan Cooper Sr. TU. SCTU continues to educate and share the experience of fly fishing through Project Healing Waters, (Disabled Veterans), sponsoring a student to the PATU Camp, and annual Youth and Adult Fly Fishing Camps. Also, profits from the banquet go to the “Trout in The Classroom” project, which reinforces the necessity for clean streams with high school students. Scholarships have been donated and funding

provided for other conservation groups with similar values and objectives. Members monitor and test local streams, conduct trash cleanups, and act upon issues that directly affect the quality and accessibility of area rivers and streams. SCTU successfully had streams reclassified to “High Quality Cold Water Fishery” status providing a level of protection from DEP. Chapter meetings feature guest speakers and are free and open to the public. Tickets are $50 and can be reserved by contacting Mike Matso, Reservations Chairman, at 457-8697; or Heide Marie Cebrick, Banquet Chairman, at 675-4881. Reservations should be made by Wednesday The Western Pocono Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its banquet on Saturday at Stasko’s Top Shelf Banquet Hall, 402 S. Poplar St., in Hazleton. The event begins at noon, followed by a 1 p.m. presentation from Don Baylor, who will discuss angling in the Pocono region, stream types, hatches and the future of the Pocono streams. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children under 12. For information or

to order tickets, contact Greg Malaska at 657-7169, Gary Visgaitis at 436-0839 or Richard Schwartz at 751-3986. All proceeds from the event benefit coldwater conservation. The North Mountain Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association will hold its 8th annual REACH banquet on Saturday at the Triton Hose Co., in Tunkhannock. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., bar opens at 5 and dinner begins at 6. The banquet includes a live auction, silent auction, gun raffles and a ladies and sportsmen’s raffles. Twelve guns will be auctioned this year. Tickets are $45 for single, $65 for couple and $250 sponsor. For an extra $100, early bird tickets may be purchased, which includes $300 of additional raffle and bonus tickets. For information, contact Chris Denmon at 4772238 or Linda Coolbaugh at 836-2765. The Factoryville Sportsman Club will host the annual Fred Loch Memorial Scholarship Shoot on Sunday, May 1, on the club grounds located on Lithia Road off Route 6. This shoot is to help fund the club’s scholarship program for graduating se-

niors at both Tunkhannock Area and Lackawanna Trail high schools. Any Tunkhannock or Lackawanna student may apply for the scholarship, and club members’ children attending other schools may also apply. Shooting on the 50 clay bird sporting clays course begins at 9 a.m. and a full steak dinner with all the fixings will be served at 11:30 a.m. Ammunition and dinner will be provided for shooters by the club as part of the entry fee. Shotguns are also available if needed. The entry fee is $60 per shooter. All proceeds go toward the scholarship fund. This year’s sporting clays course will again feature automatic traps. If you aren’t available to shoot, you can sponsor a shooter for $60 or sponsor a shooting station for $20. Donations of any size are also appreciated. Scholarship applications will be available in the guidance offices at both high schools and at the Factoryville Sportsman Club. For information or to request an entry form, contact Carl Tylutki at 9453137 or Phil McCarthy at 836-5395 by April 29. You can also check the club website at www.fscweb.org.

olunteer help is something that Waterways Conservation Officer John Cummings relies on when stocking trout. It’s critical, he said. Considering that a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocking truck can hold approximately 3,000 trout, and 33 fish can fit inside a five-gallon bucket, that’s roughly 90 trips between the stocking truck to the water to release fish. It’s a lot for one person. “If it wasn’t for the help, I don’t know how we’d do this,” Cummings said. “There’s been times I had to stock an entire stretch with just myself and the truck driver. We were exhausted by the end of the day.” Let’s save Cummings and other WCOs a bit of work and carry some buckets as they continue to stock area waterways for the April 16 opener. It’s not a oneman job. But there is another reason why; if you have the time and ability, it’s a good idea to help out with the preseason trout stockings. By helping stock a stream that you intend to fish on opening day, you are taking an active role at increasing your chance for success. That’s an aspect that makes the first day of trout season unique. “It allows anglers to feel more invested in the sport,” Cummings said. “They appreciate it more when they played a part in putting those fish in there.” There’s a bit of strategy that can be employed when helping to stock trout in a stream or river. Generally, every bucket doesn’t have to be poured into the same pool. Chances are things will be pretty crowded on opening day, especially around the holes with easy access, so if you want to get away from the crowd yet still have a chance to catch fish, then dump a few here and there, wherever you see suitable habitat that can hold trout. As long as it doesn’t take too much time and delay the stocking truck, WCOs generally don’t mind if you want to walk up or downstream and spread out the trout. So many benefits to helping out Years ago my friends and I made a habit out of meeting the stocking truck whenever the Lehigh River was scheduled to receive trout. We knew the river well and, with bucket in hand, were able to quickly hit all of the pools and pockets and pour a few trout into each. Helping with a trout stocking is also beneficial in other ways. It gives you a firsthand look at the quality of fish being stocked, which lately has been pretty good. But the excitement for opening day is really heightened when you pop the lid off a bucket, pour it in the water and watch a monster trout slide out with all the rest. Needless to say, those are the places that I made a mental note to visit on opening day. Still, there’s yet a bigger, more important benefit that comes with helping out with a trout stocking. It’s helping a child stock fish. I’ll never forget the excitement I felt as a young child when my father helped me pour a bucket of trout into a stream. The sight of the chunky fish splashing into the water was enough to keep me wide awake on the night before opening day. Even today, I see that same look of amazement on a child’s face as they eagerly peer inside a bucket when the lid is popped off. A bucket of trout was enough to get me hooked on fishing at an early age, and it is just as effective with children today. I can’t think of a better reason than that to help out with a preseason trout stocking.

Tom Venesky covers the outdoors for The Times Leader. Reach him at tvenesky@ timesleader.com


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KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Swapping shrieks along with their shots, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka made rallies sound like a car alarm. Sharapova was the soprano, Azarenka the alto, and their alternating arias could be heard on the beach across the street from the Sony Ericsson Open. But Sharapova was flat and her opponent sharp. Azarenka swept nine consecutive games to take charge Saturday and won the tournament for the second time, beating Sharapova, 6-1, 6-4. The final matched two of the most notorious grunters in tennis, and while both were noisy, Azarenka’s shots had more bang. Sharapova committed 43 unforced errors, held serve only once and came up short with a late comeback bid.

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175,000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, cruise control, AM/FM radio, cassette player, CD player, keyless entry, leather interior, rear defroster. $3,195. (570)459-2207 Call after 3:00 p.m.

CHEVROLET `99 ASTRO VAN 56,000 miles, 4.3

cylinder engine, automatic. Clean. $2,500. Call (570) 829-0549

CHRYSLER `94White CONCORDE with

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

FORD ‘01 EXPLORER

2 DOOR SPORT. SPORT. Silver, 97,000 miles. Good condition. Includes snow tires. $3,700. 570-313-0462 Call after 5PM

MERCEDES-BENZ `86 190 E 4 cylinder gas engine. 125,000 miles. Clean, runs excellent. $2,000 Call 570-328-7370

VOLKSWAGEN `01 PASSAT GLS WAGON Satin Silver Metallic.

1.8L 4 cylinder turbo. Cold weather package & traction control. 101,700 miles. Great condition. Asking $4,300 (570) 417-7678

412 Autos for Sale `08 Cadillac DTS 26k. $26,500 08 Honda Accord Sunroof 30k. $15,900 08 Mercedes C300 AWD, 56k, $28,500 07 Jeep Liberty 4x4 34k miles. $15,300

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ACURA ‘07 RDX

Tech Package. Leather Seats. Moonroof $19,880

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

ACURA `00 INTEGRA

GS Coupe. 1 owner, clean title. 106K, automatic. Leather interior, all power, remote start, moonroof, alloy wheels and more! $4,000 570-709-4137

AUDI ‘01 A6 2.7 T Quattro, dark

gray with tan leather interior, automatic transmission, 135k highway miles, fully loaded, well maintained, $7900. 570-675-3808

AUDI `02 A4

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ARCTIC CAT`07 400 Automatic, with

wench & 5 foot plow. New battery. Only 118 miles. Never been on dirt. Asking $4,500. Call (570) 735-7742

QUARTER MIDGET RACE CAR 76 inch Bull Rider,

Honda 120 motor, Kirkey seat, new brake system, A-Main feature wins Asphalt/Dirt, Many Extras, Value $6,000, Sell for $2,999 Call (570) 954-2749

AUDI `05 A4

Turbo, Navy Blue with grey leather interior, fully loaded automatic. 93,000 miles. All records. Excellent condition. 4 new tires & new brakes. Asking $10,000 or best offer. Call for info 417-2010 Days 779-4325 Nights

BMW `02 330

CONVERTIBLE 83K miles. Beautiful condition. Newly re-done interior leather & carpeting. $13,500. 570-313-3337

BMW `04 325i

SUZUKI ’00 QUAD MASTER 4x4, auto, 520

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

SUZUKI`07 KING QUAD

4x4, automatic, 620 miles. $3,200. (570) 592-8514

YAMAHA`04 RHINO Excellent condition,

200 hours. Priced to sell. $6,500 or best offer. Call Keith 570-971-4520

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3.0, V6, AWD automatic, tiptronic transmission. Fully loaded, leather interior. 92,000 miles. Good condition. Asking $9,500. Call (570) 417-3395

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BMW `93 325 IC Convertible,

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

BUICK ‘07 LUCERNE One Owner. Leather, CD, Alloy Wheels $16,450

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

CADILLAC ‘06 STS

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

CADILLAC `04 SEVILLE SLS Beige. Fully loaded

5 Speed. Like New!! New Tires, tinted windows, sun roof, black leather interior. Only 57,000 Miles!!! PRICE REDUCED TO $14,000!! For more info, call (570) 762-3714

Excellent condition. Runs great. New rotors, new brakes. Just serviced. 108,000 miles. Asking $8,000. (570) 709-8492

FORD `07 MUSTANG 63,000 highway

LINCOLN `00 LS 1 owner. Low miles.

miles, silver, runs great, $11,500. negotiable. 570-479-2482

V6, All leather. Asking $5,800. Call (570) 819-3140 (570) 709-5677

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CHEVROLET ‘06 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE

FORD ‘10 TAURUS SEL

MAZDA `04 RX-8 Hunter Green,

MERCURY `97 SABLE LS Sedan, V6 auto. Air,

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

CHEVROLET `05 TAHOE Z71 Silver birch with

grey leather interior, 3rd row seating, rear A/C & heat, 4WD automatic with traction control, 5.3l engine, moonroof, rear DVD player. Bose stereo + many more options. Immaculate condition. 76,000 adult driven miles. $15,600. Call (570) 378-2886 & ask for Joanne

AWD, V6 & Alloys $21,920

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

FORD `07 MUSTANG GT Premium package,

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

FORD `92 MUSTANG

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

CHEVROLET `09 HONDA `06 CIVIC EX EQUINOX 2 door, 5 speed, air, Low mileage, 15000

miles, automatic, all-wheel drive, 4 door, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, AM/FM radio, cassette player, CD player, keyless entry, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, tinted windows. $17,500. (570) 954-9333 Call after 9:00 a.m.

CHEVROLET `86 CORVETTE 4x3 manual, 3 overdrive, 350 engine with aluminum heads. LT-1 exhaust system. White with red pearls. Custom flames in flake. New tires & hubs. 1 owner. 61,000 original miles. $8,500 (570) 359-3296 Ask for Les

CHEVROLET 2010 CAMARO V-6 Victory Red, black interior, all bells and whistles. $25,000 570-706-6489

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

power windows & locks, sun roof, CD, cruise & alloys. Excellent condition, very well maintained with service records, remaining Honda warranty. 65K, $10,500. 570-706-0921

HONDA `07 CIVIC

Sport SI. Red, with black interior, 75,000 miles. 6 speed, spoiler and body kit. Tinted windows,

Reduced $11,900 (570) 714-0384

HONDA `09 PILOT Low mileage,

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

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CHRYSLER ‘06 300C HEMI

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

CHRYSLER `02 PT CRUISER Inferno Red, flame

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

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

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

80,000 miles. New brakes & rotors. New alignment. Two new rear tires. No accidents.

288-8995

HYUNDAI ‘11 SONATA GLS, automatic. Only 2,400 miles. $20,750

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

HYUNDAI `04 TIBURON GT

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

JEEP `04 GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED

4WD, 6 cylinder auto. Moonroof. Fully powered. New brakes & tires. 94,000 highway miles. $11,500 (570) 822-6334

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

MAZDA `10 3i SPORT 16,000 miles, black. 3 Year/36,000 mile warranty. AC, power windows. ABS. Excellent condition. Asking $13,900 (570) 283-1165

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

FORD ‘02 FOCUS WAGON

Low mileage, One owner $7,984

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

FORD ‘07 TAURUS SE CD AND ALLOYS $9,880

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

FORD `04 MUSTANG Mach I, 40th

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

tires. KBB Value $8,500. Asking only $7,900. A Must See! (570) 457-0553

LEXUS `98 LS 400

Excellent condition, garage kept, 1 owner. Must see. Low mileage, 90K. Leather interior. All power. GPS navigation, moon roof, cd changer. Loaded. Asking $10,000. Call 570-706-6156

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

1993 CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE 4 door

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

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Call 570-650-0278

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

MERCEDES-BENZ `05 240C 4Matic, V6 - Gray,

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

MERCEDES-BENZ `06 C-CLASS Silver with leather

interior. Good condition. 34,000 miles. $15,000 Negotiable (570) 885-5956

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

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

MERCEDES-BENZ `97 SL320

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MAZDA `04 3

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

Pure silver metallic. Roof & mirror caps in black. Tartan red cloth / panther black leather interior. Black bonnet stripes. Automatic. Steptronic paddles. Dual moon roofs, Cockpit chrono package, convenience, cold weather (heated seats) & premium packages. Dynamic stability control. Xenon headlights, front and rear fog lights. Parking distance control. HarmonKardon sound system. Chrome line interior. Mint condition. 17,000 miles. Must Drive! $21,500 570-341-7822

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

SCION ‘08 TC

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

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

NISSAN ‘05 ALTIMA

Auto, one owner, Local trade $11,435 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

NISSAN `06 ALTIMA

SE, special edition. 59,000 miles. Auto, fwd, 4 cyl., original owner. Fully loaded, AM/FM CD changer. Power driver seat, anti-theft alarm, excellent condition $9,900 570-283-1165

NISSAN `06 SENTRA 1.8 S, Special

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

NISSAN `08 ALTIMA

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

PONTIAC ‘69 FIREBIRD 400 CONVERTIBLE Blue/white top & white interior. Recent documented frame-off restoration. Over $31,000 invested. will sell $21,500. 570-335-3127

PORSCHE `02 BOXSTER S Great convertible,

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

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SUBARU `05 LEGACY SPORT AWD

Air, new tires & brakes, 31,000 miles, great condition. $11,995. 570-836-1673

TOYOTA ‘09 SCION XD

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

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

TOYOTA `06 AVALON New tires, new

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

TOYOTA `10

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

TOYOTA `93 MR2 T-top, 5 speed.

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

$5,000

(570) 708-0269 after 6:00PM

loaded,$9750 excellent condition, 570-578-2149

VOLKSWAGEN `01 GTI

MERCURY `95 GRAND MARQUIS 4 door, V8, fully

loaded, moon roof, new tires & brakes. Interior & exterior in excellent shape. 2 owners. Call (570) 822-6334 or (570) 970-9351

TOYOTA `05 PRIUS

65,000 miles, good condition, keyless entry, cassette/ radio + snow tires. $12,500 570-474-5268

VOLKSWAGEN `04 CHEVY `68 CAMARO BEETLE CONVERTIBLE SS Blue. AM/FM cas396 automatic, 400

sette. Air. Automatic. Power roof, windows, locks & doors. Boot cover for top. 22k. Excellent condition. Garage kept. Reduced $14,000 570-822-1976 Leave Message

VOLVO `98 V90

Wagon. Silver with gray leather. 120K. Rear Wheel Drive. 6 cylinder. 24 MPG highway. Sunroof, CD, good inspection. Recent starter & battery. Newer tires. $4,395 or best offer. Call 570-822-6785

VW ‘01 GOLF

4 door, 4 cyl, 1.8 Turbo, auto, sunroof 79K, VG condition $5,250. DEALER

BUICK `92 REGAL

Custom, 4 door, 6 cyl. auto. 63K original miles. Garage kept. Like new. $2,995. Current Inspection on all vehicles 570-825-8253

VW ‘07 BEETLE Leather Interior,

Alloys, Moon Roof $13,840

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

VW `05 JETTA

Silver with black interior. Auto. Sunroof. All options. Excellent condition. 1 owner. 33K miles. Asking $13,500. Call 570-693-2129 Leave Message

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

CHEVROLET `68 C10

New 350 motor and new transmission. REDUCED TO $5,000 FIRM (570) 906-1771

CHEVROLET `69 NOVA

SS clone. 350 engine, 290 Horsepower. 10 bolt posirear. PowerGlide transmission. Power disc brake kit. Over $20,000 invested, sacrifice at $11,000. (Wilkes-Barre) Call 732-397-8030

CHEVY`75 CAMARO

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

CHRYSLER `49 WINDSOR Silver / gray, 4 door

sedan. 6 cylinder flathead, fluid drive. 45,000 original miles. Just like new! REDUCED $15,000 Call Jim: 570-654-2257

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FORD `52 COUNTRY SEDAN CUSTOM LINE

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

FORD `66

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

LINCOLN `66 CONTINENTAL

4 door, Convertible, 460 cu. engine, 67,000 miles, 1 owner since `69. Teal green / white leather, restorable, $2,500 570-2875775 / 332-1048

LINCOLN `88 TOWN CAR 61,000 original

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

MAZDA `88 RX-7

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

450SLC

all original, new Good Year tires, new mufflers, just tuned. 46,000 miles. $7,000. 570-262-2845 or 570-239-6969

80K miles, 1 owner, mint condition, no rust. Must Sell! $9,900 570-829-0847

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

Silver with red leather interior. Every option. Garage kept, showroom condition. $7,000. (570) 417-9200

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transmission, clean interior, runs good, 71K, garage kept, custom paint, Fire Hawk tires, Krager wheels, well maintained. $23,900 Negotiable 570-693-2742

CHEVROLET `79 CORVETTE L-48 MERCEDES-BENZ `76 All Corvette options,

Great running condition. Red with cloth interior, power door locks, power windows, power moon roof, 5 speed, just serviced, 117k. Asking $5,300 570-885-2162

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Fully loaded. 46,000 miles, Triple coated Pearlized White. Showroom condition. $18,900. 570-814-4926 or (570) 654-2596

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KIA `08 RONDO MERCEDES-BENZ `95 Maroon with beige All options. SL 500 DODGE `01 STRATUS interior. 78,000 miles. Still Convertible, with under warranty. removable hard Received 60,000 SE top, dark Blue, 4 door, automatic mile servicing. New

Power windows, seats & locks . V6, Asking $2,900. Call (570) 819-3140 or (570) 709-5677

power windows, locks & seats. Fold down back seats. 146,000 highway miles. Mechaniclally sound. Clean. Solid. Non smokers car. $1,900 (570) 675-3857

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Auto., Air, Advanced Trac with Electronic Stability Control, Side Curtains, AM/FM/CD, PDL, PM, Tilt Wheel, SYNC, Sport Appearance Pkg., Rear Spoiler, Cruise Control, 15” Alum. Wheels, Winter Pkg., Heated Seats, Keyless Entry w/Keypad

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 39 month lease 34,125 allowable miles. $0 due at delivery. All payments subject to credit approval by the primary lending source. Sale ends Sale ends 4/4/11.

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412 Autos for Sale

Auto., AM/FM/CD, Alum. Wheels, Tilt Wheel, Pwr. Windows, Pwr. Door Locks, Pwr. Seat, Safety Pkg., Side Impact Air Bags, 1st & 2nd Air Curtains, Anti-Theft Sys., Sirius Satellite Radio, Keyless Entry, Message Center,

XLT, Safety Canopy, Side Impact Safety Pkg., Pwr. Driver’s Seat, Auto., PDL, PW, CD, Air, Fog Lamps, Privacy Glass, Roof Rack, 16” Alum. Wheels, Sirius Satellite Radio, Keyless Entry, Rear Cargo Convenience Pkg.,

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 39 month lease 34,125 allowable miles. $0 due at delivery. All payments subject to credit approval by the primary lending source. Sale ends 4/4/11.

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 39 month lease 34,125 allowable miles. $0 due at delivery. All payments subject to credit approval by the primary lending source. Sale ends 4/4/11.

REMOTE START

3.7L V6 ENGINE

HID HEADLAMPS

VIN #2LBBJ16332

6 DISC CD WITH SATELLITE RADIO

KEYLESS ENTRY WITH KEYPAD PREMIUM PACKAGE SIDE AIR CURTAINS ADVANCED TRAC

LEATHER HEATED/COOLED SEATS POWER LIFTGATE AUTO. TEMPERATURE CONTROL REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM

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

**Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/4/11.

NEW 2011 LINCOLN MKZ FWD 17” Chrome Wheels, Message Center, SYNC, Side Air Curtains, AM/FM with 6 Disc CD, Pwr. Windows, Pwr. Door Locks, Leather Seats, Fog Lamps, Power Moonroof, Personal Safety with Anti-Theft System VIN #3LBR768027

NEW 2011 LINCOLN MKZ AWD All Wheel Drive, 17” Chrome Wheels, Message Center, Side Air Curtains, AM/FM with 6 Disc CD, PW, PDL, Leather Seats,SYNC, Fog Lamps, Power Moonroof, Personal Safety with Anti-Theft System VIN #3LBR750269

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/4/11.

CALL NOW 823-8888 or 1-800-817-FORD Overlooking Mohegan Sun 577 East Main St., Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B

Plains, PA

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/4/11.

COCCIA

All Wheel Drive, 3.7L V6, Remote Keyless Entry, HID Headlamps, Reverse Sensing Sys., THX Sound Sys. w/6 Disc CD, 20” Polished Cast Alum. Wheels, Dual Zone Electronic Auto. Temp. Control, Pwr. Heat/Cool Leather Seats, SYNC, Personal Safety Sys., Safety Canopy Sys., Anti-Theft Sys., Navigation Sys., Dual Panel Moonroof, Rearview Camera VIN #1LBG609563

24 Mos.

24 Mos.

NEW 2011 LINCOLN MKS AWD

24 Mos.

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/4/11.


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$12,500

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$13,950

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$15,250

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$17,950

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$8,950

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TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com 415 Autos-Antique & Classic

OLDSMOBILE `68 DELMONT DRASTICALLY

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

PONTIAC ‘84 TRANS AM

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

PONTIAC `68 CATALINA 400 engine. 2

barrel carburetor. Yellow with black roof and white wall tires. Black interior. $4,995. Call (570) 696-3513

PONTIAC 1937 Fully restored near

original. New paint, new interior, new wiring, custom tinted glass, new motor & transmission. Spare motor & trans. 16” wide white walls car in excellent condition in storage for 2 years. $14,000 or best offer. Serious inquiries ONLY. Call 570-574-1923

STUDEBAKER ‘31

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

TANK ‘07 VISION 2007 Tank Motor

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

VOLKSWAGEN `71 SUPER BEETLE Convertible. Runs

great. Excellent condition. Original engine. Can be seen by appointment. Must Sell $9,000 (570) 455-8400

427

Commercial Trucks & Equipment

‘90 CHEVY C60 BUCKET TRUCK Automatic. Sterling

utility body, excellent condition. New tires & brakes. Too many features to list $3,200. Call 570-299-0772

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

Only 12,000 miles. Vehicle in like new condition. $21,900. 570-288-4322

FORD ‘99 E350 BUCKET VAN Triton V8. 2 speed

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

439

Motorcycles

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘04

SOFT TAIL DEUCE LIMITED EDITION. Radical paint, only 200 produced, Rhinehardt pipes, lots of chrome. Beautiful bike! Asking $9,500 or best offer. 570-474-0154

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

Used as a show bike. Never abused. 480 miles. Excellent condition. Asking $20,000 or best offer. Call 570-876-4034

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘92Many ULTRAextras, CLASSIC Garage kept, 2 tone blue. 17,600 miles. $9,200. Lehman area. (570) 760-5937

VW CLASSIC `72 HARLEY DAVIDSON KARMANN GHIA Restoration Vehicle ` 06 SOFTTAIL Family owned, garage kept, good shape. Needs some NIGHTTRAIN interior work, new Dark gray metallic, seats, needs carburetor work. Only 58,000 miles. Asking $8,000. serious inquiries only! 570-343-2296

WANTED: PONTIAC `78 FIREBIRD Formula 400

Berkshire Green, Originally purchased at Bradley-Lawless in Scranton. Car was last seen in Abington-Scranton area. Finder’s fee paid if car is found and purchased. Call John with any info (570) 760-3440

421

Boats & Marinas

CUSTOM CREST 15’

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

PRICE REDUCED! $2,400 NEGOTIABLE

570-417-3940

SALT CREEK SKIF

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

SEA NYMPH ‘94

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

STARCRAFT ‘80 16’ DEEP V ‘90 Evinrude out-

board 70hp with tilt & trim— ‘92 EZ loader trailer. With ‘00 Tracker Series 60lbs foot pedal, 2 downriggers, storages, gallon tanks, 2 fish finders and more. MUST SEE. Make Best Offer. Call 866-320-6368 after 5pm.

427

Commercial Trucks & Equipment

CHEVROLET ‘89

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

new rr tire & brakes, many extras. $10,900 (570) 592-4982

HARLEY DAVIDSON `01

Road King 19,000 miles, new tires, lots of extra chrome. Like New. $12,900. Call 570-639-1989 or 570-760-1023

HARLEY DAVIDSON `03

100th Anniversary Edition Deuce. Garage kept. 1 owner. 1900 miles. Tons of chrome. $38,000 invested. A must see. Asking $20,000. Call 570-706-6156

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KAWASAKI ‘06

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

KAWASAKI `08 NINJA 250 cc, blue, like

new, under 1,000 miles. Great starter bike. $2,800 Serious inquiries only. Call 570-331-4777

KAWASAKI `10 CONCOURS 14

Sport/Touring with ABS/traction control, showroom new, 400 miles, metallic blue, 6 year warranty included. $12,000. 570-331-3674

SUZUKI `07 C50T CRUISER EXCELLENT CONDITION Windshield, Bags,

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

SUZUKI 97& GSXRWhite, 600 Blue

smoked wind screen. Great bike, runs great. Helmet & kevlar racing gloves included. $2995. Call for info (570) 881-5011

TRIUMPH ‘02 SPEED TRIPLE 955 CC

7,000 miles. Very fast. Needs nothing. Blue, never dropped. Excellent condition. $4,200 Negotiable. (570) 970-0564

YAMAHA ‘1975 80 Antique. Very good

condition. Must see. Low milage. Road title. Asking $1,260 Call (570) 825-5810 Leave Message

YAMAHA `04 V-STAR

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

YAMAHA `97 VIRAGO

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

YAMAHA` 08 R1 BEAUTIFUL BIKE Perfect condition.

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

YAMAHA` 09 TT-R 110

BARELY USED

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON 01’ SPORTSTER YAMAHA` 09 VSTAR 650 CLASSIC Like New. 883 cubic inch motor, Paco rigid frame, extended & raked. Low miles. $6,000 or best offer.(973) 271-1030

HARLEY DAVIDSON 2006 NIGHTTRAIN SPECIAL EDITION

#35 of 50 Made $10,000 in accessories including a custom made seat. Exotic paint set, Alien Spider Candy Blue. Excellent condition. All Documentation. 1,400 Asking $25,000 or best offer. Call 570-876-4034

HONDA ‘04 SHADOW SABRE 1100 black, 13,500

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

HONDA

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

KAWASAKI ‘05

NINJA 500R. 3300 miles. Orange. Garage kept. His & hers helmets. Must sell. $2400 570-760-3599 570-825-3711

SUZUKI `99 MARAUDER 800. 7,000 miles.

Must Sell. Like new. $1,700. Please Call 570-394-9413

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

442 RVs & Campers

DUTCHMAN 96’ 5TH WHEEL with slideout & sun

room built on. Set up on permanent site in Wapwallopen. Comes with many extras. $9,000. (570) 829-1419 or (570) 991-2135

FLAGSTAFF `08 CLASSIC

Super Lite Fifth Wheel. LCD/DVD flat screen TV, fireplace, heated mattress, ceiling fan, Hide-a-Bed sofa, outside speakers & grill, 2 sliders, aluminum wheels, water purifier, awning, microwave oven, tinted safety glass windows, raised panel fridge & many accessories & options. Excellent condition, $22,500. 570-868-6986

FORD ‘96 CLASS C

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

NEWMAR 36’ MOUNTAIN AIRE

5th wheel, 2 large slides, new condition, loaded with accessories. Ford Dually diesel truck with hitch also available. 570-455-6796

442 RVs & Campers

PALOMINO ‘07 YEARLING CAMPER

Pop-Up style, Sleeps 8, with stove, fridge, sink, outdoor grill & awning. Great condition. $4,000 (570) 822-6228

90’ SUNLINE CAMPER

35 ft. Well kept. On campground on the Susquehanna River near great fishing. Attached 12X22” carpeted room. Brick heater, covered by metal roof with large breezeway. Shed & many extras included. Call for more information. (570) 237-7076

SUNLINE `06 SOLARIS

Travel Trailer. 29’, mint condition, 1 slide out a/c-heat. Stove, microwave, fridge, shower inside & out. Many more extras. Reduced. $15,500. Call 570-842-6735

SUNLITE CAMPER

22 ft. 3 rear bunks, center bathroom, kitchen, sofa bed. Air, Fully self contained. Sleeps 6. New tires, fridge awning. $4500. 215-322-9845

Susquehanna RV

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

570-389-9900

TRAVEL TRAILER 33 ft Rear queen master

bedroom, Walk thru bathroom. Center kitchen + dinette bed. Front extra large living room + sofa bed. Big View windows. Air, awning, sleeps 6, very clean, will deliver. Located in Benton, Pa. $4,900. 215-694-7497

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

BUICK `05 RENDEZVOUSFully CX AWD,

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

CHEVR0LET`02 EXPRESS

CONVERSION VAN Loaded. Low miles. Excellent condition.

$18,900

570-674-3901

CHEVROLET `05 SILVERADO LT Z71 Extended cab, automatic. Black with grey leather interior. Heated seats. 59,000 miles. New Michelin tires. $16,500 (570) 477-3297

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

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

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CHEVY ‘05 TRAIL BLAZER 4 door, 4 new tires, regularly serviced, great condition. Silver. AC, 4WD. 174,000 miles $6,500 or best offer. 570-242-7979

CHEVY ‘07 TRAILBLAZER LT

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

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

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

CHEVROLET `96 1500 6 cyl., 2WD, 6 ft.

bed, 5 speed. Only 85,000 miles. Just inspected. Bedliner, toolbox, cap & 4,000 lb. hitch all included. New rear drums, brakes & calipers. Excellent condition. Clean inside & out. Only $4,200 Firm Joe (570) 868-5900

CHEVROLET `97 1500 4X4 Extended cab, auto-

matic, all power options. 3rd door. 99,700 miles. Too many new parts to list. Bedliner & tonneau cover. Asking $4,800. Call (570) 760-6277

CHEVROLET `97 SILVERADO with Western plow. 4WD, Automatic. Loaded with options. Bedliner. 55,000 miles. $9,200. Call (570) 868-6503

FORD `92 EXPLORER

84,000 miles. 4.0 Liter engine. Rough body. $800. Call (570)825-8141

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FORD `01 WINDSTAR

76,000 miles. Rear air. Power sliding doors. Power adjustable pedals. 2 tone metallic green. Full tan leather interior with 3rd seat. Factory CD & cassette player. Perfect mechanical condition. New brakes, front & rear. Full service. $6,500. Call 570-876-1355 or 570-504-8540 evenings.

FORD `03 F150 LARIAT Contractor ready

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

CHEVY `04 EXPRESS FORD `05 ESCAPE XLT 4x4, automatic, 2500 leather, moon roof, Series. 6.0 Litre V8. Heavy Duty version. Excellent cargo van. 85K miles. Excellent condition. $8,700 570-829-4548 or 570-417-5991

CHEVY `05 EQUINOX LT (premium pack-

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

CHEVY `10 SILVERADO

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

CHEVY `94 GLADIATOR

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

CHEVY`05TRAILBLAZER

REDUCED!!! ASKING $9,999 JUST REDUCED! SAVE MONEY! GET READY FOR THE WINTER! Don’t pay dealer prices! White with grey interior. Looks and runs like it just came off the lot. Four Door, 4 wheel drive, 84,900 miles, new tires, tow package, anti lock brakes, driver and passenger airbags, power windows, power mirrors, power locks, rear window defroster and wiper, privacy tint, air conditioner, cruise control. CD, keyless entry and much more. $10,499. Call 570-332-4999

DODGE `00 RAM 1500 QUAD CAB 4X4, V8 automatic.

New tires & brakes. Fully loaded. Leather interior. Many extras. Must see. Excellent condition. (570) 970-9351

CHEVROLET `06 SILVERADO 1500 DODGE `01 RAM 1500 4X4 pickup, extended cab, 6 1/2 ft. box, automatic. Pewter. 48,000 miles. Excellent condition. $17,000 Negotiable (570) 954-7461

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QUAD CAB SLT

Plow Included. 99,000 miles. Reliable. 4x4 $6,000 or best offer. Call after 3:30 on weekdays or leave message at (570) 675-9872

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

DODGE `94

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

new tires & brakes, well maintained 63,000 miles, Asking $8,750. 570-472-3710

FORD `05 WHEEL CHAIR LIFT VAN Seating capacity for 7 plus 2 wheel chairs. 140,000 miles. Great condition. Asking $7,000. For more details, Call 570-589-9181

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

FORD `01 LARIAT 250 Super Duty

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

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

JEEP `00 WRANGLER

TJ, Black with grey interior. 4 cylinder, 5-speed manual transmission. CD player, hardtop, full doors, sound bar. 4” Skyjacker Suspension lift with steering stabilizer. Like new BF Goodrich 35’s with Full size spare. Only 85,000 miles. $7,300 (570) 301-7221

JEEP `06 COMMANDER 4X4 Lockers, V-8. Heat-

ed leather. All power. Navigation, Satellite, Blue tooth, 3rd row, More. 69,000 highway miles. $14,900. Call (570) 855-3657

JEEP `06 WRANGLER

FORD `97 DIESEL

Cummins engine, 8-L. 49,049 miles. 33,000 gross wt. 6,649 light wt. $19,500 Must see! (570) 829-5886

FORD `99 E250

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

HONDA `03 ODYSSEY High mileage,

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

HONDA `10 ODYSSEY

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

HUMMER ‘05 H2

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

INTERNATIONAL ‘95 DUMP TRUCK

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

JEEPLow ‘02 WRANGLER Miles $14,850

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

JEEP ‘06 COMMANDER 4WD, Only 38K $17,880

DODGE RAM ‘06 1500 SLT Low miles, One owner $19,845

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JEEP `02 LIBERTY Blue/grey, new

rebuilt engine with warranty, new tires & brakes, 4,000 miles. $5,900 or best offer. 570-814-2125

KIA `02 SEDONA

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

TJ, X-Package with only 46,000 miles. One owner! 6 cylinder, 6-speed manual transmission. Soft top with full doors, tinted factory windows. CD player, sound bar, 31” all terrain tires with full size spear. A MUST SEE! $13,999 (570) 301-7221

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

451

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PONTIAC `04 MONTANA 95,000 miles, well

maintained. Excellent overall condition. Keyless entry, built in baby seat, dual climate control. Rear air. Seats 7. Recent inspection & tires. KBB over $6300. Asking $5,000 firm. Call (570) 417-9884

SUZUKI `07 XL-7 56,000 miles,

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

SUZUKI `09 GRAND4x4. VITARA166 Luxury

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

TOYOTA ‘04 SIENNA XLE

DVD, leather moonroof $14968

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

TRACTOR TRAILERS

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

FREIGHTLINER ’97 MIDROOF 475 CAT & 10 speed transmission. $12,000

LEXUS `04 GX 470

‘88 FRUEHAUF 45’ with sides. All aluminum, spread axle. $6,500.

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

LEXUS `06 GX 470

Cypress Pearl with ivory leather interior. Well maintained, garage kept. All service records. Brand new tires. All options including premium audio package, rear climate control, adjustable suspension, towing package, rear spoiler, Lexus bug guard. 42,750 miles.

$28,950

(570) 237-1082

LEXUS `96 LX 450

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

LINCOLN ‘06 NAVIGATOR

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

FREIGHTLINER ’99 CONDO 430 Detroit, Super 10 transmission. Asking $15,000.

2 storage trailers. 570-814-4790

VOLVO `08 XC90

Fully loaded, moon roof, leather, heated seats, electric locks, excellent condition. New tires, new brakes and rotors. 52,000 miles highway $26,500/ best offer. 570-779-4325 570-417-2010 till 5

TRUCKS FOR SALE Ford, GMC,

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

457 Wanted to Buy Auto

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

NISSAN `08 ROGUE SL. AWD, 1 owner,

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

OFFICE MANAGER/ ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT Needed for growing

construction company. Must know Quickbooks & Excel. Construction office experience and/or notary certification a big plus. Invoicing, bid preparation, & all other general office duties. Competitive wage according to experience. Please email resume to: ceatrucking@ frontier.com. No phone calls please.

507 Banking/Real Estate/Mortgage Professionals

CALL-IN TELLERS

First Liberty Bank & Trust has immediate openings for Call-In Tellers. Candidates must be available to travel to different branch locations within Luzerne County as various staffing needs arise. There is no specific schedule for Call-in Tellers. This position offers a professional work environment, competitive salary & paid training. Applicants must possess basic math skills & have a proven ability to provide quality customer service and cross sell bank products. Previous cash handling experience is preferred. If you are interested in joining our Bank Happy Team, please visit any branch location for an application, or you may visit our website at www. firstlibertybank.com. EOE M/F/D

VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

P & G Federal Credit Union is seeking a Vice President of Operations who is responsible for assisting the Credit Union CEO/President in the overall management of the credit union. This position has direct responsibility for the administration and supervision of front end and branch activities within established policies and guidelines. Participate in the strategic planning and the development of credit union policies, procedures and goals. Develop, implement and maintain operational procedures to maximize efficiency. Oversee the development and monitoring of performance standards. A minimum of five (5) years senior management experience with a financial institution required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. P & G Credit Union offers an outstanding benefit package. Visit our website at www.pgmfcu.com Interested candidates should send their resume along with salary requirements on or before April 15, 2011 to the following address or email: P & G Mehoopany Employees Federal Credit Union Attn: Kathy Stanziale VP of Human Resources P.O. Box 210 Tunkhannock, PA 18657 kathypgcu@ptd.net Equal Opportunity Employer

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506 Administrative/ Clerical

MITSUBISHI `97 ADMIN/RECEPTIONIST Sundance Vacations 15’ CUBE VAN in Wilkes Barre is Cab over, 4 cylinder diesel engine. Rebuilt automatic transmission. Very good rubber. All around good condition inside & out. Well maintained. Ready to work. PRICE REDUCED! $6,195 or best offer Call 570-650-3500 Ask for Carmen

506 Administrative/ Clerical

seeking a receptionist for Friday thru Monday. Ideal candidate must be neat, organized, pleasant, and enjoy working in a fastpaced environment. Computer skills are a must. We offer competitive salary and benefit package. Ability to travel to King of Prussia a must. Call for an appt. today: 1-877-808-1158

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Equipment Business

seeking Part Time Administrative Assistant. Typing, Microsoft Office Suite, communication skills required. Email Resume to: deanna@ chwaltz.com or fax to 570-435-2192

Needed for 2 year old in Duryea. Leave message with experience. References required. Must be flexible during day. Call 570-301-8844

518 Customer Support/Client Care

OWNER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

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DAYCARE STAFF NEEDED Experience a must.

Early Childhood Education a plus. To inquire call Scott at 570-655-1012.

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COACHES

Openings available in the Tunkhannock Area School District for Varsity Football Assistant Coaches, Freshman Football Head Coach, and Freshman Football Assistant Head Coach. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest to Mr. Richard Bombick, Director of Human Resources, 41 Philadelphia Ave., Tunkhannock, PA 18657. All clearances (#114 FBI Fingerprint, Criminal check #34, Child Abuse #151 and TB) must be secured. Deadline for applications: April 8, 2011 EOE.

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

TEACHING POSITION Immediate opening days & evenings for full time and adjunct faculty in Electrical Trades program. Minimum 3 years work experience in field. Teaching experience a plus but not required. Fax resume to: 570-287-7936 Or send to Director of Education Fortis Institute 166 Slocum Street Forty Fort, PA 18704

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PROCESS ENGINEER

Fabri-Kal Corporation, a major plastics company is seeking a full time Process Engineer to develop and enhance process capabilities in thermoforming and extrusion in Hazleton, PA. Demonstrated expertise in technical leadership, mechanical engineering, team building and problem-solving skills required. This position supports Operations, Quality Control, Product Development, Customer Service, Lean Sigma, Kaizen and other activities. Qualifications: 4 year technical degree with minimum 7 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in engineering and manufacturing. Understanding of polymer behavior and processes. Experience in Process Control, Lean Manufacturing, and AutoCAD desirable. Competitive salary and benefits package: Health Insurance, Dental & Vision, Disability, 401K, Life, AD&D, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Leave. Drug screening and background checks are conditions of employment. Applications accepted Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM; or forward resume to: FABRI-KAL Corporation, Human Resources Dept. Attn: M. Murray 150 Lions Drive Hazle Township PA 18202 Email: hrmail@hazleton. f-k.com Fax: 570-501-0817 Phone: 570-861-3323 E.O.E.

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PACKAGING SHIFT SUPERVISOR The Times Leader has an opening in the Packaging Department for a Full Time Shift Supervisor. The Packaging Department is responsible for insertion and packaging of our printed products with a primary goal of servicing our distribution operation. In this fast-paced environment, we strive to achieve superior deadline performance, high efficiency and good customer service through planning, organization, and staff development. The ideal candidate will have a high level of energy and enthusiasm. Some mechanical aptitude along with manufacturing process or inventory management experience is desirable. Good communication, problem solving, and computer skills are required. Must also have a sense of urgency and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team oriented manufacturing environment. This is a night shift position that offers plenty of opportunity for career development and advancement. We offer a salary commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package, medical, dental and more. Pre-employment drug screening and background check required.

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THE TIMES LEADER

How To Apply? Call 877-339-6999 x1 Fax: 866-854-8688 Email: Jobs@horizonhrs.com

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NES RENTALS NES RENTALS, a leader in a multi-billion dollar rental industry for construction is looking to make immediate hires for the following positions in the PITTSTON, PA area:

DRIVER

You will operate multi-dimensional construction equipment, delivery trucks, including tractor trailer combinations to pick up and deliver equipment to and from customer work sites, and is able to train in safe usage of the equipment. H.S. diploma (or equivalent), the ability to lift 70 lbs., have a valid CDL license, satisfactory driving record, and knowledge of federal motor carrier regulations is required. Two years of commercial driving experience involving the movement of trucks and construction equipment including oversized loads required. Knowledge of safety procedures for securing and transporting cargo is also essential. NES RENTALS offers competitive wages, medical/ dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, and 401(k). For consideration, apply online at our Careers center at www.nesrentals. com/careers. NES recognizes and values diversity. We are an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V employer.

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OPTICAL SALES ASSOCIATES

Immediate full-time/ part-time openings with leading optical chain. Great salary, commissions, benefits, & 401k. Experience preferred but not necessary. Call 570-822-5900. EOE.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN Part time position.

Previous retail pharmacy experience necessary. Knowledge of 3rd party insurance billing a plus. Fax resume to: Harrold’s Pharmacy 570-824-8730

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Part time day shift. Must have driver’s license and some mechanical experience helpful. Call Joe 570-237-6671.

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Responsibilities Include: • Production scheduling. • Equipment planning. • Execute the daily production plan by shuffling resources as necessary. • Ensure operator performance to standards. • Work with engineering to improve manufacturing methods. • Enable round-theclock communications. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. • 3-5 year supervisory experience preferred. • Experience in Metal Working Industry skills desired Competitive Salary and Benefits package. Send resume to: c/o The Times Leader Box 2485 15 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

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Now hiring Full Time positions. Commission based. Experience in propane, heating oil & HVAC sales. Email or fax resumes to 570-474-5256 or eb2@buttonoil.com

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AUTOMOTIVE SALES CONSULTANTS Valley Chevrolet is seeking individuals who are self-starters, team-oriented and driven. (No experience necessary)

We Offer: • Salary & Commission • Benefits • 401k Plan • 5 Day Work Week • Huge New & Used Inventory Apply in person to: Blake Gagliardi, Sales Manager Rick Merrick, Sales Manager

601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre

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2003 CHEVY SILVERADO XCAB 4X4

LS Pkg, Z-71 Off Road, Custom Cap, Just Traded

Physical Therapists Full Time Day Shift Per Diem Opportunities Available

12,995

Physical Therapy Asst.

2010 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4X4’S

2010 DODGE DAKOTA QUAD CAB 4X4

Full Time Day Shift

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HOURS:

Monday Thru Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm Friday & Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

INSIDE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Local sales operation is looking for an experienced telemarketer/in side account executive for it’s NEPA location. Qualified individual will setup appointments for outside sales representatives with businesses in NEPA. Some clients are existing customers. COLD CALLING IS REQUIRED! Position is fulltime with health benefits, paid vacation, hourly and bonus pay. Please e-mail resume to prminc14@ aol.com

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Warehouse

WAREHOUSE/DRIVER

Full time. A wholesale distributor requires person for delivery to retail dealers and general warehouse duties. Order pick, stock shelves, and maintenance. Clean driving record required. Benefits include paid health insurance and vacation. No Phone calls. Apply in person at Gallagher Floral Supply 10 Gallagher Drive Plains, PA (Behind M&T Bank)

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

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Old Toys, model kits, Bikes, dolls, old gun Mining Items, trains & Musical Instruments, Hess. 474-9544 ANTIQUES: Pitcher with ruffled edge & 3 matching glasses $25. Copper Tea Kettle $15. 570-639-2780 DOLL: Grandmother’s doll very old, cloth body filled with looks like shredded wood, material behind one knee worn through with age, other than that in good condition, old dress on doll. Asking $100. 570474-2756 between 8:30am- 9pm.

Looking for that special place called home? Classified will address Your needs. Open the door with classified! NEON SIGN - Electric, Camel sign, 30 years old, $200. 570-829-2411 PLATES: Star Trek Plates-Original Series of 8 Plates, from Capt Kirk, to Sulu. Plus large Enterprise Plate Showing Entire Crew. All in original boxes. $100 (570)474-5159 STAR WARS Ceramic Stein 1997 Series Ser. Nbr. 96858 $25. Star Wars Talking Bank 1995 Series C3PO & R2D2 $15. 735-0191 Visit us at Merchant’s Village (the old Pittston Wal-Mart) We have antiques galore! Come to Booth 162! Primitive bakers cabinet, plantation desk, dry sink, Hoosiers. Loads of smalls and tons of good stuff! Consignments Welcome 570-855-7197 570-328-3428

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DIETARY AIDES

Healthcare Services Group at Highland Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is currently accepting applications for part time Dietary Aides. Apply in person Monday - Friday between the hours of 9am-4pm at: 750 Schooley Ave. Exeter, PA 18643

Just Traded, 43K Miles, “Too Many Options To List!”

All Prices Plus Tax & Tags, Customer Must Qualify for All Rebates. See Salesperson for Details. See dealer for details. Some restrictions apply. Dealer may discontinue program at any time.

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Full time position 5pm-2am TuesdaySaturday. General cleaning, floor care, and trash removal. Great atmosphere and paid time off after 90 days. Hanover Area. Starting rate of $9.00/hour. Medical benefits after 90 days. Must pass pre employment background, including drug and criminal search. First step is to apply online at www. sovereigncs.com EOE Drug Free Workplace.

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Excellent Benefit & Salary Package! Valid state license to practice therapy and strong communication and clinical skills required. SNF or Rehab hospital experience preferred but new graduates considered. How To Apply? Call 877-339-6999 x1 Send Resume To Fax: 866-854-8688 Email: Jobs@horizonhrs.com Or Apply In Person 395 Middle Road, Nanticoke

Air Conditioners

AIR CONDITIONER $40 570-740-1246 AIR CONDITIONER $40 570-740-1246

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AUTO PARTS COUNTER PERSON Local Auto parts Store expanding & looking for Professional Auto Parts Counter Person. Salary commensurate with experience, Auto parts experience a plus.

Please apply in person at: Wilkes-Barre NAPA 1275 Sans Souci Parkway Wilkes-Barre 822-1193 548 Medical/Health

Antiques & Collectibles

YEARBOOKS: Coughlin H.S. 1926, 1928, 1932, 1937, 1940, 1961, 1963, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1949. G.A.R. H.S. 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1945, 1946, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1980, 1985, 2005, 2006. Meyers H.S. 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1960, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977. Kingston H.S. 1938, 1939, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1949. Plymouth H.S. 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1938, 1943, 1944, 1959, 1960. Hanover H.S. 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1960. West Pittston H.S. Annual 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1932, 1959. Luzerne H.S. 1951, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1959. Berwick H.S. 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1967, 1968, 1969 ,1970. Lehman H.S. 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980. Nanticoke Area H.S. 1976, 2008. Dallas H.S. 1966, 1967, 1968. Bishop Hoban H.S. 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975. West Side Central Catholic H.S. 1965 1974, 1980, 1981. Westmoreland H.S. 1952, 1953 - 1954 G.A.R. H.S. 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976 Pittston H.S. 1936, 1951, 1954, 1963 Pittston Hospital School of Nursing, J.O.Y. of 1957, 1959 West Pittston H.S. 1950, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1960 Hazleton H.S. 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964 Hazle Twp H.S. 1951, 1952 570-825-4721

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Appliances

APPLIANCE PA RT S E T C .

Used appliances. Parts for all brands. 223 George Ave. Wilkes-Barre 570-820-8162

GENE’S RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES 60 Day Warranty Monday-Friday 8:00PM-5:00PM Saturday 8:00AM-11:00AM Gateway Shopping Center Kingston, PA

(570) 819-1966 GRILL electric ceramic 12”x12” nonstick. Smoke free. New in box. $15. 570-655-2154 MICROWAVE compact perfect for dorm works great. $5. 570-693-4483 MICROWAVE: GE, all options, with turntable, excellent condition. $40. 570-675-4383 MR COFFEE espresso/ cappuccino machine $15. Laundry tub, faucet & cabinet $20. Front gate Kristina bar stool $75. 696-1432

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Medical Technologist Medical Technologist, B.S. ASCP, Registered with five years experience. Full time for independent laboratory. Day shift and every other Saturday morning. Medical Benefits including vision and dental, vacation, paid time off, paid holidays, pension plan. Competitive salary. Send resume in confidence to:

Linda Carey, Supervisor Med Tech. Pittston Medical Associates, Lab 1099 S Township Blvd. Pittston, PA 18640 No phone calls please.

RANGE: GE Profile electric range. smooth cooktop with 5 burners. large oven, 7 years old, like new. bisque $300. GE profile over the counter microwave oven, convection & microwave cooking, like new $125. 570-417-4177 REFRIGERATOR: Kitchen Aid top mount with ice maker; white; 65”h x 30”w x 31 1/2”d; white; 18.8 cu ft; energy star; humidity controlled; slide n lock; adjustable bins; whisper quiet; excellent; $375. 570-817-1724 TURKEY FRYER, AllIn-One gas & charcoal single burner smoker grill, & propane tank! Like new, over $300 invested. Take all for $165. Cash or Paypal. 570-735-2661 VACUUM, Bissell, 12 amp, good condition $20. 570-287-0023 WASHER & electric dryer. Amana, white, 3 years old, bought new, excellent $200 each. Call 570-417-8078 or 735-2764 Why Spend Hundreds on New or Used Appliances? Most problems with your appliances are usually simple and inexpensive to fix! Save your hard earned money, Let us take a look at it first! 30 years in the business. East Main Appliances 570-735-8271 Nanticoke

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Baby Items

BABY ITEMS: Newborn swing $50. Gate $10. Pack N Play $30. Childcraft crib $75. Changing pad cover $10. Child’s oak 4 drawer chest $50. Dresser combo changing table $100. 825-0569 CHANGING TABLE: 3-Tier, maple, with 2 mats & sheets. New Condition. $35. Crib Set - Pottery Barn velour animal print: bumper pads, quilt set, sheets, crib skirt & curtain set. Excellent Condition. $35. 570-675-3414 GLIDER CHAIR. Tan cushions with honey colored wood. Excellent condition. $100. 654-8042 JOGGING STROLLER will not fold $25. Pack N Play, fabric a little yellowed due to age, non-smoking house. $20. Both good condition. 570-574-3418 MONITOR: Safety 1st Baby Video Monitor. B&W video screen. Works great. $45 Bumbo seat. Lime Green. Looks brand new. $20. 570-371-6900

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Bridal Items

BRIDAL TOWEL CAKE Frilly Fun & functional! Perfect shower gift or Centerpieces! Custom made! $50. 570-241-6163

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Building Materials

DOOR. Solid wood, 6 panel. Exterior or interior. Natural oak finish, right or left with hardware. 36x80. $150. Call 570-735-8730 or 570-332-8094 DOORS: (2) sliding closet doors, 24x80 wood with natural finish. $40. DOOR (1) 30x80 natural finish. $50. Excellent condition. 675-4383 DOORS: 2 entry doors. Wood & glass entry door 32”x80” great shape $75. Steel Entry door 32”x 80”. Rt. hand swing ( in & to the right), nice glass, great shape, can use a coat of paint, reducing the price to $75. or take both doors for $125. save $25.! Cash or paypal. 570-735-2661

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Building Materials

INTERIOR DOOR: Still in shrink wrap. Jeld Wen solid pine 6 panel 30”. Paid $95. Make an offer. 570-466-6481 WHITE ASH LOGS Fresh Cut, 3 pieces 12”x54”. $20 each. 570-779-3551 WINDOW: new vinyl replacement window size: 28 3/4” x 58 3/4” low e argon gas thermo pane $150. 570-288-3189 WINDOWS (3) New storm windows, asking $60. total. 570-825-5847

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Cemetery Plots/Lots

CEMETERY PLOTS (3) together. Maple Lawn Section of Dennison Cemetery. Section ML. $550 each. 610-939-0194

CEMETERY PLOTS (2) Available. St. Mary’s Cemetery. Near front gate on N. Main St. Call for details at (570) 328-7370

CEMETERY PLOTS

Plymouth National Cemetery in Wyoming. 6 Plots. $450 each. Call 570-825-3666

OAKLAWN CEMETERY 4 grave sites,

fabulous location. Purchased 20 years ago. $2,450 610-838-7727

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Clothing

CLOTHING Women’s tops, with tags, 1X - 2X, 200 pieces, $1 each. cottons, mole skin, knits $1 each. 570-735-5084

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

CLOTHING women’s size large & extra large consisting of pants, tops, sweaters, shoes size 9, over 35 items. 2 wool coats size L. $10 each. 570-655-1808

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CLOTHING: Plains soccer, new hooded sweatshirt, adult xl. paid $25. asking $15. Plains soccer hooded sweatshirt, youth medium. looks like new! $9. Plains soccer hooded sweatshirt, youth large, looks like new! $9. Clarks sandals, nib. artisan collection burma style, brown, size 9. retail $80. sell $36. (570) 696-5607 PROM DRESSES: Light blue with beading on front, Xcross lacing on open back. Floor length, size 10 $60. Mayqueen black tulle with beads & floral sequins, strapless & matching shawl $75. Size 10 light green with black illusion overlay, black satin waist zips in back, knee or shorter length $40. Yellow mid-thigh length strapless wth small bow at waist, ties in back, tulling under skirt. size 7 worn once $40. 570-288-9609 PURSES/CLOTHING: American Eagle Outfitters wool design $3. Victoria Secret black /pink slipper boots, medium $3. Liz Claiborne small butterfly print leather purse $4. Misses /junior Old Navy & American Eagle tops, XS to Medium $1. each Old Navy size 6 flare jeans $2. Pants/khaki’s sizes 4, 6, 8, 10 $2. each. Lilu small purse with cute buttons from Pac Sun $3. Black slipon waitress shoes size 6-1/2 rarely worn $1.50 Asics track cleats silver/light green, size 7 $3. Semi or prom dress, David’s Bridal metallic blue/ grey, tea length, bubble, strapless , size $15. Dolly’s Boutique, Sherri Hill short prom dress violet & pink with bow at waist, can be worn strapless, size 3/4. $30. Unique Tiffany terra cotta color with beading, layered, lace, Vintage looking, strapless from Prom Excitement, size 12, runs small. $40. Short gold, sequin bodice, full tulle sparkly bottom from David’s Bridal, size 4, $15. BCBG black short semi dress, sequins on top, flowy, beautiful, size 4. $20. BCBG red short semi, pleated criss crossed top, flowy skirt, can be wornstrapless, size 4 $20. 7 dance dresses sizes small, medium & large $7. each. 696-3528

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Osterhout Free Library is seeking an Executive Director to lead the overall operations and development of Osterhout Library system and its three branches. The incumbent will serve as the Administrator of the Wilkes-Barre District Library System and the Luzerne County Library System. Qualifications include and MLS from an ALA accredited program, and minimum of seven years’ experience including four years in administrative capacity, and excellent communication skills.

Competitive salary & benefit package. Forward resume & cover letter to Search Committee 71 S. Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 No Phone Calls. EOE.

PHARMERICA WILKES-BARRE is recruiting for the following opportunities:

Pharmacy Technicians and Data Entry Pharmacy Technicians. Pharmacy Technician is responsible for filling of prescription items to be verified by a Pharmacist. Data Entry Pharmacy Technician is responsible for order entry of new/refill medications to be verified by a Pharmacist. Minimum of 1 year related experience in Pharmacy is required, Long Term Care pharmacy experience preferred. Qualified applicants, if you are looking for an exciting career in Long-Term Care Pharmacy, please apply online at: www.pharmerica.com. Full-time benefits are available. EOE.

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Exercise Equipment

EXERCISE BIKE: Recumbent, magnetic, electronic, $50. 570-770-4176 GLIDER: Fast Track. $20. 570-675-3414 TREADMILL:Proform 385. Records distance & time. $75. 570-472-9660 WORKBENCH: Olympic Powertec workbench model WB_OB11 includes an olympic 45 lb bar plus 190 lbs in plates (235 lbs total) also clamps, curl attachment & olympic curling bar with set of clamps. Will require a large vehicle to transport this item. $425 (570) 822-1179

740 Floorcoverings FLOORING: 3/4x5 Natural heart pine hardwood flooring. Total of 211.5 sq. ft. Brand new in boxes. Paid $522. asking $250. 256-7868 RUG: Area Rug. 4x6 Polypropylene. Navy with ivory. $70. 570-654-8042

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Furnaces & Heaters

HEATER: Kerosene Reddy - Mark 50 $15. 570-655-0711 HEATER: Tower quartz electric heater, asking $20. 570-825-5847 STOVE: Antique 4 burner kerosene oil stove $25. 570-675-0920

744

Furniture & Accessories

ANTIQUE hand decorated secretary desk $400. 570-287-0820 BED complete, double head board & footboard, cherry finish. $10. 570-693-4483 BEDROOM Fruitwood dresser, bureau, 2 twin beds, brass full size bed $495. LIVING ROOM Traditional blue velvet with White Trim. 3-Pieces. $450. 570-799-9846 BEDROOM SETS KING, KING Mediterranean Style. All wood. Triple dresser with mirror, 2 end tables, Armoire chest. $650. FULL, FULL all wood, bookcase style headboard, dresser with mirror, 5 drawer chest night table, $450. Call 570-823-8036 BEDROOM SUITE. Girls. Full/queen headboard, lingerie chest, armoire, dresser w/mirror. Green/Pink. Excellent/ $325. 570-815-5152 TV STAND - for tvs up to 28”, side door & 2 shelves , really nice!! $20.735-3765

Computer 566 Sales/Business Development Equipment & Software

DELL OPTIPLEX GX260. Windows XP. pentium 4. Excellent condition. $85. Dell Dimension 8100. Excellent condition. Windows XP. dvdrw. cdrw. $70 (570) 905-2985 DESK. Computer $50. Call 735-8730 or 332-8094 LAPTOP Compaq 12” screen windows XP PRO SP3 with battery, ac adapter, case, many games & programs $80. 570-457-6610

732

Exercise Equipment

AB DOER, with ab videos $25. Bun & Thigh Roller $10. Both very good condition. 574-3418

744

Furniture & Accessories

CHAIR rocks & swivels, love seat, pink color, good condition. both $50. 570-655-2154 COMPUTER DESK, light wood tone, keyboard pullout, shelf for tower computer. $10. 570-278-2517 DINING ROOM TABLE, Hard Rock maple no chairs, $35. Also comes with extra table leaf, The table without the leaf is around 5’ long. Took the legs off for easy transport, cash or paypal 570-735-2661 DRESSER clothes dresser 44” w x 32” hx19” deep, lite wood color, 4 drawers, good condition $50 after 3pm 570-655-3197 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER solid oak Raymour & Flannigan paid $750 asking $150. Hunter off white ceiling fan $20. 570-457-4494 E N T E R TA I N M E N T CENTER tan oak with drawsm holds up to 32” TV, excellent condition $20. BED FRAME queen. $30.570-288-0414 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER: Dark Wood. 66” tall by 49” wide. Excellent condition. $25. 570-770-4176 FURNITURE: Upholstered Sitting Chair with Ottoman $15. Cherry Wood Coffee Table $15. Cherry Wood 6’ Grandfather Clock $15. 570-655-0711

HUTCH: Like new. $150. Sofa Couch: Brand new. $100. (2) Lamp Tables: $40. (1) Hanging Light: $40. Call 570-443-7202 K I T C H E N TA B L E , Early American, with four chairs for sale. Table & chairs are solid wood with black legs & tan top/ seats. Table is round & measures 42” in diameter & has a 12” leaf. Asking $175 for table, leaf & chairs. Call 570-430-1366. LAMP - Parlor stand up lamp. Very good condition. Grey metal color. $25. 570-740-1246 LAMP - Parlor stand up lamp. Very good condition. Grey metal color. $25. 570-740-1246 MICROWAVE/TV STAND, Oak on wheels $20. Oak file cabinet, 2 drawer $25. 570-675-0248

566 Sales/Business Development

Work Hard. Play Hard.

Fun, energetic individual with a love for the nightlife wanted!

Northeastern PA’s #1 arts & entertainment free weekly is looking for a sales account executive for the Weekender as well as online sales for theweekender.com Base salary plus commission package Benefits package including Health Care, 401K, life and disability insurance Residence in Monroe County and sales experience preferred Bachelor’s degree preferred Creative, enthusiastic individuals only need apply Pre-employment drug screening and background check required. Interested candidates should send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:

LOVESEAT & OTTOMAN solid sand colored cushioned, excellent shape $200. SOFA: 100% Italian black leather sofa & loveseat, very good condition $550. 570/824-7807 or 570-545-7006

AFFORDABLE

MATTRESS SALE We Beat All Competitors Prices!

Mattress Guy

Twin sets: $149 Full sets: $169 Queen sets: $189 All New American Made 570-288-1898 PATIO SET: Brown Jordan patio table (60” X 34”) & 6 chairs hunter green $700. 479-2300 SOFA $800. Love Seat $500. Almost new, excellent condition, hardwood frame & spring coil construction. 570-287-3600. TABLE: round pub table with glass top; wooden brown table with glass top protector; tubular metal table base; 42”h x 39” round; excellent. $125. 570-817-1724

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

SWOYERSVILLE RUMMAGE SALE Holy Trinity Church Hughes Street Monday, April 4, 9-3pm and 6-8pm Tuesday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 6, 9-3pm W ed. Bag Day Lunch and bake sale daily.

752 Landscaping & Gardening Brizzy’s

Arbor Care & Landscaping Tree trimming, pruning & removal. Stump Grinding, Cabling. Free Estimates Fully Insured 570-542-7265 CHIPPER, shredder, mulcher, bagger. Craftsman 5 HP. 3 cutting stages. Very good condition. $350. 675-4383 DONE-RIGHT Pressure Washing Patios, decks, siding, concrete. Serving Lackawanna & Luzerne Counties. 570-655-4004 LAWNMOWER: Weedeater 21” 4-75 $15. 570-655-0711 Spike & Gorilla’s Lawn Care & Outdoor Maintenance We do it all! Lawn Care - Summer packages available, concrete patios, tree trimming & removal. Gutter cleaning. Custom dog Kennels & wooden playsets. 570-702-2497 WEED EATER Kraft, $10. BLOWERS (2) Toro Electric. $10 each. 570-654-1169 WYOMING VALLEY MASONRY Concrete, stucco, foundations, pavers, retaining wall systems, dryvit, flagstone, brick work. Senior Citizen Discount.

570-287-4144 or 570-760-0551

754

548 Medical/Health

electric brakes, new tires and reinforced tongue. $2700. 570-239-5457

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

The Greater Hazleton Health Alliance has the following full time openings: Community Relations Coordinator – Full Time

Other

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Other

Machinery & Equipment

HAULMARK ‘07 TRAILER 6’X14’ Like new with

Rachel A. Pugh at rpugh@theweekender.com General Manager, Weekender Vice President of Marketing, The Times Leader rpugh@timesleader.com

551

Furniture & Accessories

LAMPS: Green with gold base lamps, white pleated shades, like new. $25. Speaker stands, cherry wood for bookshelf size. 1 year old. $25. 570-283-2412

HEADBOARD brass queen size headboard with bed rails. Headboard is 5’ W X 42” H $50. Maple kitchen table & 2 captain chairs. $50. 570-829-4776

SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

AB MACHINE - Ab Squeeze sit up $25. 570-675-0248

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551

Other

JOB FAIR

MT/MLT’s – Full Time & Part Time

The Men’s Wearhouse Distribution Center located in the Center Point Industrial Park in Jenkins Twp, PA has the following SEASONAL positions available:

RN’s - Full Time, Part Time & Casual (with OB, Pediatric, Med/Surg, Telemetry Critical Care & ED experience)

General Warehouse Dry Cleaning/Laundry 2nd and 3rd Shifts Available

Nurse Practitioners – Full Time (with Rehab or Pediatric experience)

WHEN: April 8, 2011 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, 403(b) option, tuition reimbursement defined contribution plan and malpractice insurance for NP/PA’s.

WHERE: The Men’s Wearhouse 185 Centerpointe Boulevard Jenkins Township, Pa. 18640

Candidates interested in joining our team can forward their resume in confidence to: jobs@ghha.org Employment Applications are available for download from our web site at www.ghha.org

700 E. Broad Street, Hazleton, PA 18201

Our Heart Is In Healthcare

You can also apply on-line at www.tmw.com

COME JOIN OUR TEAM! EOE

754

Machinery & Equipment

SNOWBLOWER 4.5 HP 21” Electric Start $25. Small Air Compressor $10. 570-655-0711

756

Medical Equipment

LIFT CHAIR Summit stairway lift, one year old, barely used, battery backup. Asking $1800 or best offer. Call 570-401-1558

POWER CHAIR Jazzy Select, $700 or best offer Call for more details 570-829-2411 SCOOTERS: Golden Avenger $100; Amigo $100; Wrangler 4-wheels (Pride Mobility)$250 & one other $100. Or best offer for any. Call between 12pm & 4pm. 570-287-3826 WHEELCHAIR: 24” wide heavy duty. One of a kind. Like new. $249 negotiable. 570-655-9452

758 Miscellaneous AB CIRCLE PRO $75. 570-735-4824 AIR PURIFIER : Ionic Breeze by Sharper Image $65. 570-770-4176 BARREL, wooden. 53 gallon. Excellent condition $195. 570-876-3830 BATHROOM SINK SET: Gerber white porcelain bathroom sink with mirror and medicine cabinet. Matching set. $80. 570-331-8183 BATTERY CHARGER/MAINTAINER by Schumacher Speed Charge computer smart. Charges batteries for automotive lead-acid, marine & deepcycle batteries for cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles & lawn tractors. For 6 and 12 volt batteries. New in box, asking $25. BOOKS, The Twilight Series, 3 paperback, 1 hardcover. One has music disc & poster $25. for all. 3 artificial home indoor decorator trees. Asking $15. each. Call between 9am 9pm 570-474-2756. BEDDING: Comforter, Shams & Dust Ruffle for Double Bed. Green with Pink Flowers. $8. 570-639-2780 BEDLINER: 89 Chevy S10, standard cab $30. 2000 Chevy Cavalier LS rear trunk spoiler, black $10. Four barrel carb running from Chevy motor $50. 3 suitcases in excellent shape $40. 570-740-1246 BEDLINER: 89 Chevy S10, standard cab $30. 2000 Chevy Cavalier LS rear trunk spoiler, black $10. Four barrel carb running from Chevy motor $50. 3 suitcases in excellent shape $40. 570-740-1246 BEER MEISER DANSBY 1/4 KEG ONLY. $225. 570-283-2047 BUG GUARD chrome like bug guard & mirror guards for 2004 Dodge Durango, excellent condition. $35. 570-902-5244 COLLEGE BOOKS Writing a Research Paper, 5th Edition, ISBN: 1-877653-667 $2. Life As We Know It, a collection of Personal Essays by Foote Sweeney, ISBN: 0-74347686-7 $5. Germinal by Emile Zola ISBN: 978-0-14044742-2 $5. 570-696-3528 DINNERWARE: English Ironstone serving for 8. Silver Elegance Pattern. $20. 570-825-8256 ELECTRIC PUMP: Coleman, new in box. $15. Toaster Oven - Hamilton Beach, white. Excellent Condition. $15. 570-472-1646 HELMET, size medium, black, $8 or best offer. 823-4941 LAWN CHAIR, cast iron, $75, TABLE, coffee, glass top, $75,TREADMILL, Weslo, $100, TIVO, $125, FIREPLACE, faux, $100, BOOKSHELVES (2) $20 each, TV STAND, Sauder, $5, DESK, Computer, $75, CHEST, cedar, $150, TEA-CART, $75 570-655-0952 MOTORCYCLE MUFFLERS: Chrome for Harley Davidson Road King. $25 each or $40 for two. 570-675-3414 MUGS 2 Campbells Soup Tourine Mugs $10. Oster 2lb Bread Machine $20. Whelen small lightbar, red & blue lens $20. 570-675-0248 PERFUME & PERFUME GIFT SET in original boxes, Wings, White Diamonds, Eternity, Bob Mackie, Mambo, $8. to $45. 570-301-8515

758 Miscellaneous

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PAINTINGS 2 beautiful 16x20 paintings of the Sullivan Trail Coal breaker that was a Pagnotti Enterprise structure that stood off Exeter Ave,. West Pittston. $40. each. (2) Beautiful nostalgic paintings 16x20 of the Old Newcomb Bros Coal & Ice buildings and coal silos that once stood at the bottom of Tompkins, Pittston Paintings by a well known Pittston artist $40. each. call Jim 655 9474 email bing 1124.1@netzero.com

POOL: Intex 4 ft pool ladder $. 570-574-3418

RELIGIOUS ITEMS Hand made Rosaries, $5. 570-829-2411

SEWING FABRICS Lots of Them

WALLPAPER 1,000’s of patterns

WALLPAPER & BLIND WAREHOUSE 30 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 570-970-6683

SEWING MACHINE: Singer Capri Precision Built Deluxe in cabinet, good condition. $25. call 570 735-0191 SILVERWARE. Rogers service for 8. Lighted ceramic Easter bunny $10. 2 boxes assorted books $5. 570-675-0920 TIRES: 4 Michelin green x MXV4 plus radial tires. XSE p205/55R16 M&S 15,000 miles on tires, excellent condition!! Tires sell new at Jack Williams for $189. each. Asking $250. 570-926-5075 TOASTER: white $3. Coffee machine: white Betty Crocker, 4 cup $3. 570-472-1646 WHEELS Toyota Scion 16” steel 5 lug wheels. Total of 4. Brand new. $180 570-287-1642

760 Monuments & Lots GRAVE LOT Near baby land at Memorial Shine in Carverton. $400. Call 570-287-6327

762

Musical Instruments

ORGAN: Hammond Commodore Full Performance Console (walnut finish). 5 pre-sets, tone bars, built-in Leslie speakers, automatic rhythm. Includes bench. $500 or best offer. 570-472-9660 PIANO: Wurltizer piano with matching bench $400.00. Just tuned. You move it $300. Call 570-474-6362

766

Office Equipment

FILE CABINET desktop, 15”x18”, holds hanging folders,$15. 570-655-2154 OFFICE RELOCATING selling furniture and small office supplies. Please call before visiting by 4/5/11. Cash & Carry only. 1 secretarial desk with return $150. 1 wooden executive, 7 drawer desk $125. 1 wooden veneer, 4 drawer desk $68. 1 work 5’ work table, metal & formica $25. 4 chrome & vinyl padded chairs $5. each. 2 wood & fabric reception chairs $30. each. 4 chrome & fabric stackable chairs $28 each. 7 chrome & fabric wheeled, swivel arm chairs $45. each. 1 secretarial fabric wheeled, swivel chair $20. Miscellaneous file boxes, rolodexes, tape dispensers. Call 570-283-2290 PRINTER, Fax, Copier, Scanner. 4 in 1 HP Series 2200. Excellent condition $50. 570-675-4383

768

Personal Electronics

ADDING MACHINES: Monroe 3140 $25 . Texas Instruments $15. 570-770-4176 DVD PLAYER: Curtis, brand new in box, includes remote. $20. 570-472-1646 PRESIDIAN DIGITAL PHONE SYSTEM answering machine & 2 portable phones. $20. 570-675-0248

770

774

Pools & Spas

Restaurant Equipment

BEVERAGE COOLER, for restaurant use, with double swing door, Asking $1,500 or best offer. Call (570) 459-6017

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT,

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

570-847-0873

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

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT,

SOMERSET TURN OVER MACHINE model SPM45, $500. VICTORY 2 door frigerator, Model RAA2D575D, $200 For more information, call

570-498-3616

776 Sporting Goods BASKETBALL HOOP Portable, missing screws for connecting backboard & hoop to post. $20 570-574-3418 BICYCLE, Bmx Haro Backtrail X1 Nyquist, 20 x2.1 tires; 24T sealed bottom bracket. Ridden only 2 or 3 times since new & the child did not like it; looks new; CRMO seat tube & cranks. Nice present. New $249. asking $149. 570-696-1410. CROSS BOW LEGEND exercise machine, very good condition, sacrifice $200.570-788-2388 FISHING POLES: 4 brand new fishing poles/ 3 brand new reels $220. 570-654-2396 GOLF CLUBS: (4) various drivers $20. each. 735-4824 HARD BALL BAT: Easton Stealth SC 900. 32 inch, 29 oz. Hardly used. $75. 570-283-5958 after 5pm or 570-3013484 anytime.

780

Televisions/ Accessories

SONY TV: 35” Trinitron. Works perfect. $125. 570-675-3414 TELEVISION. Sony 27”. $20 570-654-1169 TELEVISION: GE. Works good. 28”. $100. 570-740-1246

782

Tickets

BUS TRIPS

Yankee Baseball

Tigers 4/2, $79 Blue Jays 4/30, $79 Red Sox 5/14, $99 Red Sox 5/15, $99 Mets 5/21, $99 Mets 5/22, $99

Phillies Baseball

Cubs 6/11, $85 A’s 6/25, $85 Red Sox 6/30 $95

Mets Baseball

Yankees 7/2, $95 Phillies 7/17, $85 Cardinals 7/21, $75

Baseball Overnight

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

MANFROTTO Mono -Pod model 681B. Excellent Condition. $50. or best offer. MINOLTA MAXXUM 8000i 35MM film camera with 2 lenses & off camera flash unit, reduced $275 Very good condition. 570-7882388 after 5 pm

Tickets

TICKETS MUST SELL!! Two $200 US Airways flight vouchers. $300 OBO! 570-814-4643

786 Toys & Games AMERICAN GIRL DOLLS: Josefina $50.00; clothes $10 each; Brown Hair American Girl Doll $35; clothes $10 each; Bitty Baby Twins blonde boy & girl $45 (for pair); clothes for twins $15 for set; Lyndsey Doll $90; clothes $10 each, Molly Doll $50; Carrier for bitty $15; American Girl doll Jogging Stroller $45. All in excellent condition. 570-477-1965 Championship table 10 in 1 includes pool, fooseball, Basketball, plus more. All parts & in great shape. $50. or best offer. 570-477-2281

LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... IN CLASSIFIED!

Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! GAMES Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? , new, sealed $12. Little Tykes snacks & snow cones cart, working cone maker, beverage dispenser, snackvending tubes, play cash register, a scale, cutting boards, used 2x $40. cash or paypal 570-735-2661 HANNAH MONTANA MALIBU BEACH BARBIE DOLL HOUSE. Excellent Condition. Furniture & accessories, includes dolls Miley, Hannah, Lily, Lola & Oliver. Retails over $300. for everything! Asking only $150.763-9599 KITCHEN SET, child’s $25. 570-457-4494 XBOX-360. Cordless racing wheel and pedals. $30. Guitar hero drum and guitar. $40 570-693-2612

788

Stereo/TV/ Electronics

DVD Player, Samsung with remote, excellent condition $20. 570-675-4383

794

Video Game Systems/Games

GAMECUBE games, new, never opened, (1) Nintendo Gamecube Bomberman jetters, rated e. $10. (1) Nintendo gamecube A Series Of Unfortunate Events, rated e. $7.00 (2) PlayStation 2 steering wheels & foot pedals for racing games. 20. each or 2 for $30. 570-696-3528 PS2 GAMES: Call Of Duty 3 Special Edition $12. Call Of Duty World At War Final Fronts $15. Guitar Hero $10. Hitman 2 $10. Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 $12. Tekken Tag Tournament (some scratches works fine) $5. PLAYSTATION GAMES: Spongebob Squarepants Supersponge $10. Tony Hawks Pro Skater (some scratches works fine) $5. Crash Bandicoot 2 Cortex Strikes Back (some scratches works fine) $5. PC GAMES: Hells Kitchen (Windows Vista, XP or MAC) $15. Excellent Condition unless noted. Cash or PayPal. Take $85 for all. 570-735-2661

Nascar At Dover 5/15 & 10/2

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

New York City Brunch Cruise

CASH PAID

$159 each Race

6/5, $99

COOKIE’S TRAVELERS 570-815-8330

cookiestravelers.com

CONCERT TICKETS: 2 tickets for Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, and SevenDust. Section 205. Row F. $100. 299-0324 ELTON JOHN TICKETS - 2 tickets for April 11. On right, by stage, seats 102 & 204. $158 for both tickets or $79 each. 570-823-4572

Photo Equipment 796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise CAMERA -

DIGITAL HP Photosmart 7.2 Megapixel palmsized Camera w/3x optical and 8x digital zoom. Large Screen. 2 Gig SD card with minor dings. $59 call Rick 570-283-2552

782

Old Shot Guns Rifles, Swords & Daggers, Military Items Vintage Scopes Old Toys

PRIVATE COLLECTOR.

570-417-9200

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

WANTED

CASH PAID 24/7 • Firearms • Gold • Silver • Jewelry • Coins • Tools • Military • Collectibles

Guaranteed Highest Cash Paid!

($10 Bonus per gun with ad)

570-735-1487 DAY 570-473-7572 EVES


TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com 796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise The Video Game Store 28 S. Main W.B. Open Mon- Sat, 12pm – 6pm 570-822-9929 / 570-941-9908

$$ CASH PAID $$ VIDEO GAMES & SYSTEMS Highest $$ Paid

Guaranteed Buying all video games & systems. PS1 & 2, Xbox, Nintendo, Atari, Coleco, Sega, Mattel, Gameboy, Vectrex etc. DVD’s, VHS & CDs & Pre 90’s toys,

The Video Game Store

1150 S. Main Scranton Mon - Sat, 12pm – 6pm 570-822-9929

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

815

Dogs

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES, AKC

Shepherds By Fanti 25 Yrs. Experience Family Raised Black/Tan, Black/Red. M/F Hasenborn-Arminus 570-825-5597 570-239-5498

GERMAN SRegistered. HEPHERD PUPS AKC

First shots & wormed. Parents on premises. www. mountainhauskennels.com 570-746-1689

LAB PUPS weeks

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

288-8995

WANTED JEWELRY

1206 Spring St. Totally remodeled 2 bedroom home with fabulous kitchen, 2 car garage, inground heated pool and 4 person hot tub. Finished basement could be a 3rd bedroom. Duryea Borough. MLS #11-576 $145,900 Call Charlie VM 101 570-829-6200

POMERANIANS AKC, 10 weeks, Champion bloodline. Shots & wormed. Vet checked. $350 to $400. Call 570-864-2643

PUPPIES

Chihuahuas, Huskies, Poms, Min Pins, Shih Tzus, Yorkies, Maltese, Dachshunds, Pugs, Labs & more! 570-453-6900 or 570-764-2578 Chihuahuas, Huskies, Poms, Min Pins, Shih Tzus, Yorkies, Maltese, Dachshunds, Pugs, Labs & more! 570-453-6900 or 570-764-2578

314 Packer St. Newly remodeled 3 bedroom home with 1st floor master, 1.5 baths, detached garage, all new siding , windows, shingles, water heater, kitchen and bathrooms. A must see house! $119,900 MLS 11-73 Call Tom 570-262-7716

BACK MOUNTAIN NEW LISTING! 573 Coon Rd.

SHIBA INU MALE

WILKESBARREGOLD

(570)991-7448 (570)48GOLD8

1092 Highway 315 Blvd (Plaza 315) 315N .3 miles after Motorwold

Mon-Sat 10am - 8pm Closed Sundays

Highest Cash Pay Outs Guaranteed We Pay At Least 76% of the London Fix Market Price for All Gold Jewelry Visit us at WilkesBarreGold.com Or email us at wilkesbarregold@ yahoo.com

800 PETS & ANIMALS

SHIH-TZU PUPPIES

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

SHIH-TZU PUPPIES

Parents on premises Shots Current. $500. Pomeranian Puppies $600. Call 570-401-1838 ST. ST. BERNARD PUPS. ACA. Wormed and shots $500 each. 570-743-8049

835

PetsMiscellaneous

CATS & KITTENS VALLEY CAT RESCUE

824-4172, 9-9 only. KITTENS- FREE Includes food, litter, litter box & scoop. Leave message 570-270-0124

Dogs

PAWS TO CONSIDER.... ENHANCE YOUR PET CLASSIFIED AD ONLINE

LEWITH & FREEMAN REAL ESTATE 570-696-3801

BEAR CREEK

333 Beaupland 10-1770

Spring Is Here Great time to Train Your Dog! Puppy Basic Obedience Starting April 16 and April 17 Reasonable Rates Call Mary at 570-332-4095 for more info.

900 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

Living room has awesome woodland views and you will enjoy the steam/ sauna. Lake and tennis rights available with Association membership. (membership optional). Minutes from the Pocono's and 2 hours to Philadelphia or New York. $349,000 Maria Huggler CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-587-7000

BERWICK 1419 First Ave

906 Homes for Sale Having trouble paying your mortgage? Falling behind on your payments? You may get mail from people who promise to forestall your foreclosure for a fee in advance. Report them to the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency. Call 1-877FTC-HELP or click on ftc.gov. A message from The Times Leader and the FTC.

2 story 4 bedroom, 2 bath. 2,244 sq ft. $55,900. MLS 11-521 570-696-2468

BLAKESLEE

ASHLEY

Place your pet ad and provide us your email address

You can then use your account to enhance your online ad. Post up to 6 captioned photos of your pet Expand your text to include more information, include your contact information such as e-mail, address phone number and or website.

ITALIAN CANE CORSO Mastiff Puppies

ICCF Registered. Sire over 200 lbs. Blue & blue fawn. Vet Checked 570-617-4880

Ranch home with nice country lot, home needs work. $44,900 570-696-2468

DALLAS

211 Hillside One NEW PRICE! Enjoy the comforts & amenities of living in a beautifully maintained townhouse, 3/4 Bedrooms, family room with fireplace out to deck. Bright & airy kitchen, finished lower level, Tennis, Golf & Swimming are yours to enjoy & relax. Maintenance free living. $224,900 MLS# 10-1221 Call Geri 570-696-0888 570-696-3801

LEWITH & FREEMAN

DALLAS

New construction on 1 acre lot. 2500 sq. ft. 2 story, 4 or 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, Great room with cathedral ceiling, fire place, dual zone gas heat & central air, 2 car garage, REDUCED Now!! NOW $284,900. Call 570-675-4805

DALLAS

NEW CONSTRUCTION

29 Brown St. Solid 2 story home with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, vinyl sided, large carport and fenced yard. Convenient location. Home needs updating by great potential. $79,900 MLS 11-74 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

DALLAS AREA Conveniently

located just off Dallas Highway on 1.25 wooded acres. Currently duplex or convert to single, good condition. $117,500. All offers considered. 570-287-5775 or 570-332-1048

37 Chestnut Road (Old Farm Estates) Custom built solid brick 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths Colonial style home with an open floor plan on 1+ acre lot in the Poconos. A few of the amenities include central A/C. 2 Master bedrooms each with bath room and fireplace, ultramodern kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, cathedral ceiling and 2 car garage. MLS #11-653 $469,900 Call Kim 570-466-3338

DURYEA

Blueberry Hill. 3 bedroom ranch. Large lot with pool. Lease To Buy. For more details, call (570) 655-8118

906 Homes for Sale

DUPONT

Single family home for sale in quiet neighborhoodBeautiful 2400 Sq. Ft. 6 bedroom, 2 full baths, 2 story home, fully air conditioned, oil & gas heat, renovated kitchen, full unfinished basement, 2 enclosed porches, 15 x 20 deck with power awning cover – generous size lot, off street parking, first floor washer/dryer. All appliances included. Offering price $180,000 Call 570-421-0587 or Rodite@enter.net use “Dupont Home” in E-mail subject line.

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

MOVE IN CONDITION

Classic home, two story, single family, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, single car detached garage, eat-in kitchen, dining room, family room, living room, oil heat, unfinished basement, 110x115, a landscaped yard with a front covered porch and large patios in the rear $126,900. Call (570) 840-4654 before 9:00 p.m. for a private showing or email mulch810 @yahoo.com.

EDWARDSVILLE

122-124 Short St. Very nice doubleblock in Edwardsville on a quiet street and out of the flood zone. Good income property for an investor or live in one side and rent the other to help pay the mortgage! Make your appointment today! MLS #11-438 $69,900 Mary Ellen Belchick 570-696-6566

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 27 1-3 PM

LEWITH & FREEMAN

DALLAS RANCH

DALLAS

Reduced Price! 3 bedroom ranch, refinished hardwood floors. Stone fireplace and living room. Newer deck, roof & heat. Close to Dallas schools. In New Goss Manor. $149,900. 10-2787 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

DUPONT REDUCED

Wildflower Village 1101 Chicory Court This immaculate end unit townhome, 5 years young, is ready and waiting for its new owner to move right in! Bright 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, new carpeting and flooring throughout, crown moulding. Gas furnace and air conditioning. Back yard features patio, vinyl fence and storage $116,000 MLS 11-144 Call Terry 570-885-3041 or Angie 570-885-4896

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FACTORYVILLE

EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY HOME Two story, 4 bed-

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

FORTY FORT 65 West

Pettebone St. NEW LISTING 6 Ivy Lane Lovely 3 bedroom Rancher with 2 full baths, granite kitchen counters, walk-in closet in Master bedroom.Separate shower in Master bath. Laundry room on main level and much more! MLS #10-3285 $249,000 Jay A. Crossin 570-288-0770 Ext. 23 Crossin Real Estate 570-288-0770

FORTY FORT

1509 Wyoming Ave. Freshly painted and insulated, immaculate and sitting on almost half an acre this 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home can be yours. Features include a modern kitchen, central A/C. laundry room, office and free standing fireplace. All appliances included. Just move right in! For more details and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-604 $190,000 Call Kim 570-466-3338

FORTY FORT

Sunday April 3rd 1:00PM-3:00PM

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

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HAZLETON

JENKINS TWP.

KINGSTON TWP.

Reduced! Bi-Level. 1,750 sq ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 car garage. New carpeting, paint, etc. Large lot. Asking $118,000. Deremer Realty 570-477-1149

103 N. Church St. Well built stone construction. Convenient location to schools & public transportation. $34,900 MLS #10-4687 Call Tracy 570-696-2468

HANOVER TWP.

146 Brown St. NEW PRICE! Beautiful outside as inside - This 2 story offers too many amenities & upgrades to mention. Resort living in your back yard with inground pool & cabana. A must see property!

PRICE REDUCED $209,000 MLS# 10-1670 Call Geri 570-696-0888 570-696-3801

LEWITH & FREEMAN

76 Oak St. Traditional old world charm in this 2 story with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Bonus includes 3 car garage with 2 apartments above. Let the apartments practically pay for your mortgage! Price to sell at $159,500 MLS# 10-991 Contact Judy Rice 570-714-9230

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FORTY FORT

8 Diamond Ave. Loads of space in this modernized traditional home. 3rd floor is a large bedroom with walk-in closet. Modern kitchen, family room addition, deck overlooking large corner lot. Not just a starter home but a home to stay in and grow! MLS #11-622 $127,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

92 W. Pettebone St. Hardwood floors in living room and dining room. Make this home your own. With a little TLC it can be really nice! Big eat-in kitchen, laundry room with .5 bath on 1st floor. 3 bedrooms, and don't forget 1 car detached garage.

Asking $ 135,000.

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

58 and 60 W. Saint Marys Road. Reassessed by the county in 2006 to $154,000 after the appeal in 2008 it became reassessed to $112,000. Two homes on one lot. Close to schools, nice neighborhood. Two fridge's, two stoves, two washers, two dryers and one dishwasher all included. Off street parking for seven, fenced in yard. The larger home is 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, wall to wall carpet, freshly painted, finished basement, natural wood work throughout and an enclosed back porch. Ceramic tile kitchen, counter top, 1.5 bath, office and foyer. New Roof, hot water heaters and insulation. The back house is a three floor, 2 bedroom. Both have separate utilities. $134,000 Call Andy 570-714-9225

Hanover Township HANOVERmodern GREEN 3 Ranch,

bedrooms, 1.5 bath rooms, hardwood floors, move in condition. Large eat in kitchen with new cabinets, ceramic tile, & stainless steel appliances. Finished basement, newly carpeted family room. Custom bar with tile flooring & modern half bath. Fenced yard, large sunroom & 1 car garage. Roof, furnace & hot water heater are less than 5 years old. $140,000 Call (570) 824-7894 for a private showing

HANOVER TWP. 147 - 149 Old

Ashley Road Live in one side, rent the other. 3 bedrooms each side with 1.5 baths. Nice rural area. Large Yard. $93,000. Call for appointment. 570-606-6093

HAZLETON

121 3rd St W.

3 story Victorian, plenty of room and much, much more!! 3 bedrooms on 2nd floor, 3 more on 3rd, kitchen with granite countertops, 2 tiered deck, partially finished basement with wet bar area, and 2 car attached garage. Needs a little TLC. But what a steal at this price. $55,900. MLS 11-12 570-696-2468

HANOVER TWP.

HAZLETON

HANOVER TWP.

MLS# 10-2409 Call Theresa Vacendak, CRS, GRI 570-650-5872

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DALLAS

PRICE REDUCED! 19 Circle Drive Spacious floor plan - Hardwood floors throughout Recently remodeled kitchen & master bath - Sunroom heated Overlooking a beautiful waterfall. $237,000 MLS# 10-4354 Call Geri 570-696-0888 570-696-3801

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EXETER

2 bedroom, 1 bath. Cherry kitchen, large enclosed rear porch with heat, 1 car garage, asking $94,900. Call 570-675-4805

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One of a kind property set on 6 acres. Charm galore in this Victorian Style home. New kitchen & remodeled baths -Butler kitchen 14x8 (Indoor kidney shape pool & spa area that measures approx. 2,400 sq.ft. not included in square footage. Wine cellar in basement. $525,000 MLS# 11-81 Call Geri 570-862-7432 570-696-0888

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neutered good with kids, cats & other dogs. 1 year old, can’t keep. Bought for $850 will sell for $500. I have original papers from breeder.l 570-996-7188

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Well located in Hanover Twp. just off the San Souci Highway. Newer kitchens, large baths & 3 bedrooms each. Both sides are presently occupied. Call for appointment $79,300 MLS# 10-4598 Call Vieve Zaroda (570) 474-6307 Ext. 2772

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HARDING

PRICE REDUCED 679 Appletree Rd. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath home nestled among the trees on a very private 1 acre, this country retreat has high quality, modern updates complemented with original woodwork & builtins. Maple eat in kitchen with all appliances overlooks huge family room with floor-to-ceiling brick fire place. Formal dining room with Pella sliders look out to stone patio & inground pool. French doors lead to Master bedroom suite with walk-in closet. Central air & Hi efficient heat, water supplied spring house. $185,000 MLS #10-3089 Call Steve Shemo 570-793-9449

HARVEYS LAKE

Lakeside property with low taxes. View of lake, lake access, public boat launch across street. $99,000 MLS# 10-234 Call Cindy 570-690-2689 www.cindykingre.com

570-675-4400

89 N. Church St. Very large 1/2 double, 3 floors of space to fill, might be possible to make this a Duplex, plenty of room in this property, 2nd kitchen started on 2nd floor. Buyer to pay full transfer tax. This is a Fannie Mae HomePath Property. ''FirstLook'' property no investor offers will be considered for 1st 15 days of listing, please see www.HomePath .com $24,900 MLS #11-55 Call Stacey 570-262-1158 570-696-2468

JENKINS TWP REDUCED!

250 Susquehannock Drive Immaculate Cape Cod home features 1st floor master suite with office and 3/4 bath. 2nd floor has 2 large bedrooms with walk in closets and adjoining bath. 1st floor laundry and 1/2 bath, modern kitchen with bamboo floors, living room with stone fireplace. 2 tier deck overlooks above ground pool, ready for summer fun! MLS #11-657 $299,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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JENKINS TWP./ INKERMAN 45 Main St.

Own this home for less than $400 a month! Large 3 bedroom home with formal dining room, off street parking and large yard. For more information and photos, log onto www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS#09-2449 $64,900 Call Charles

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Wynd Tree Oaks Est. 2 story home with 3/4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths on 1.4 acres, 2600 Sq.Ft. on cul de sac in great neighborhood.Large kitchen, granite counters, stainless appliances, great island, sunk in living room, oak staircase, 4 car garage, decks, great view, Pittston Schools. $394,900 (570) 208-2383 or (570) 510-7918

7 Hickorywood Dr. Wonderful 4 bedroom Ranch with sweeping views of the valley. Master bedroom with walkin closet and bath, ultra modern eat-in kitchen with granite counters and cherry cabinets with large island and stainless steel appliances. 2 car garage, full unfinished basement with walk-out to yard. MLS #10-4060 $269,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

LAKE ARIEL

KINGSTON

21 Thomas Lane Lovely home in immaculate move-in condition. Soak in the hot tub or relax by the pond! W/D hookup on 1st flr, coal stove in basement, oversized shower in Master bath, large back yard. Additional Off Street Parking for 2 cars in rear. Property has 2 sheds. $149,000 MLS# 11-380 Call Toni Davis 570-714-6132 570-287-1196

SMITH HOURIGAN

290 Reynolds St. Very roomy 2 story on lovely street in Kingston. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, wood burning fireplace in living room. Large eat-in kitchen as well as formal dining room. Freshly painted, carpets cleaned and numerous updates makes this move-in ready! Call for your private showing. MLS #11-364 $159,900 Mary Ellen Belchick 570-696-6566

KINGSTON 23 Mead St. Newly remodeled 2 story on a corner lot with fenced in yard and 2 car garage. 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1,660 sq. ft. $89,900 MLS 10-3684 Call Bill 570-362-4158

LAFLIN

2164 Northgate Rd

KINGSTON 1717 River Road Compact 2 story home with 3 bedrooms, 1st floor bath with laundry, large kitchen. Parking in rear with alley access. $39,900 MLS 11-99 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

8 Circle Drive Only one lucky family will be able to make this home their own! Beautifully kept Ranch with 2 car garage, new bath, partially finished basement, 3 season room, almost 1 acre in Dallas School District. Home Warrancy included. For more information and photos visit our website at www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS #11-370 $179,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

2 story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. $85,000 MLS 11-621 570-696-2468

LAKE SILKWORTH

Brand new ranch 50 yards from lake. Double lot, 3 bedroom, two bath, laundry room. Full basement, with insulation and sheetrock. MLS#:09-4746 $143,900 Call John Nicodem Classic Properties 570-718-4959

LAKE SILKWORTH

Year round lake house. New roof, gutters, siding, doors, windows, kitchen, bathroom, appliances, heating & cooling system, carport & Decks. 2 bedrooms, one bath, deeded lake access with shared dock. MLS: 09-4484 $97,000 Call John Nicodem Classic Properties 570-718-4959

LARKSVILLE

45 First Street W.

HUGE REDUCTION!!!!!

543 Westmoreland Ave. Stately 5 bedroom home in prestigious neighborhood. Yearning to be restored to its original splendor. Porch, rec room, sun room and inground pool. Huge Reduction $175,000 Call Jay Crossin Ext. 23 Crossin Real Estate 570-288-0770

PARSONS / WB

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

Fantastic Foreclosure! Just the room you need at a price you can afford. Nice home with off-street parking on a quiet dead end street. A modern kitchen with hardwood floors. A great backyard for summer fun. Terrific potential. $78,960 MLS 11-676 570-696-2468

PLAINS

Nicely maintained home. 3 bedrooms, full bath with shower, private driveway with 1 car garage, Appliances included $76,000 Call 570-655-9722


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PITTSTON

PLAINS

SHAVERTOWN 304 Vista Dr

SWOYERSVILLE

97 Lacoe Street

WEST PITTSTON

WHITE HAVEN

WILKES-BARRE

20 Nittany Lane Convenience! Location! Easy Living! This home has it all. 3 floors of living space w/hardwood floors and gas fireplace in living room. Open floor plan, lower level family room w/laundry and 3/4 bath. 3 bedrooms w/2 full baths on upper level. Deck and patio for outdoor living! 2 zone heat, central a/c, intercom and stereo plus central vac system, 2 car garage. What more could you want? MLS #11-782 $199,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

Owner financing available. Beautifully remodeled home, new cabinets, granite countertops, ceramic tile floor in kitchen, pantry, large master bedroom with 2 walk-in closets and study, corner lot, partially enclosed yard with vinyl fencing, deck with gazebo. $289,900 MLS 10-1123 570-696-2468

Blvd.

271 Charles St. Very nice 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home with detached 1 car garage. Home has replacement windows, new carpet, fresh paint and remodeled bathrooms. This is a must see in a nice neighborhood,. MLS 11-442 $99,000 Call John Polifka 570-704-6846 Antonik & Associates, Inc. 570-735-7494

MESHOPPEN Novak Road

Lovely nearly completed renovated Victorian farmhouse sits high on 7.81 acres featuring panoramic pastoral views, high ceilings, original woodwork, gutted, rewired, insulated and sheetrocked, newer roof, vinyl siding, kitchen and baths. Lots of potential with TLC. Elk Lake School District. $199,000 MLS# 11-525 Call 570-696-2468

MOOSIC PENDING

1509 Grove St. Just across the Avoca border sits this quaint 3 bedroom Ranch home on a triangular shaped lot. If you want low taxes and utilities, this is the house for you! MLS #11-773 $59,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

MOUNTAIN TOP

144 Patriot Circle This is a move in ready, updated townhome with beautiful granite & marble floors, tile backsplashes & a large deck with canopy. $108,000 MLS #10-3937 Call Mary Price 570-472-1395 570-474-9801

MOUNTAIN TOP

310 Deer Run Drive Spacious 11 year old 2 story built by Hallmark Homes sits on 1 acre lot. Formal living rooms & dining rooms, eat in kitchen with island. Family room with 11 foot ceiling & fireplace. Office on 1st floor. Screened porch off kitchen overlooks in ground pool. Large master suite with 3 closets, private bath with whirlpool, separate shower, double vanity & radiant heated tile floor. 3 car garage. Finished rec room in lower level. Home Warranty. NEW PRICE $395,000 MLS# 10-938 Call Linda (570) 956-0584

Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

MOUNTAIN TOP

Affordable New Construction with Pond - 2 Available

1/2 acre pond view. 1 acre with pond. Central sewer. Roomy 2 story with hardwood, tile, maple kitchen, 2 car garage and all the goodies. Complete move in package from the low $200’s. 90 day build time. Financing available.

Oak Ridge Homes Incorporated (570) 788-7100

Large well cared for home! 4 levels, lots of storage.Oversized 1 car garage. Family room with gas fireplace. 4 zone efficient gas hot water baseboard heat. Hardwood floors. Large eat-in kitchen with huge movable island. Large deck. Private yard. Replace-ment windows. Pool house. Home warranty included. $224,000 MLS# 11-382 Call Michael Pinko (570) 899-3865

25 West Washington St. Move right into this very nice 3 bedroom 1 bath home. Lots of natural woodwork and a beautiful stained glass window. Kitchen appliances and wall to wall carpeting approximately 1 year old. Home also has a one car detached garage. $83,900 MLS 11-347 Call John 570-704-6846 Antonik & Associates, Inc. 570-735-7494

NOXEN 3672 SR 29S

Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307

MOUNTAINTOP SALE BY OWNER

71 Mountain Road

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

$230,000.

Call 570-417-9162 after 9AM to set up an appointment or email

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NANTICOKE

133 E. Broad St. Charming 3 bedroom brick ranch with ample off street parking, updated kitchen & a great fenced in yard! The basement is partially finished & heated. Hardwood under carpets. Also coal stove for heat type in basement. $113,900 MLS #10-2723 Call Mary Price 570-472-1395 570-474-9801

NANTICOKE 6 Edward St

Looking for a home that's move-in ready? This immaculate ranch features all brick exterior, beautiful modern tiled kitchen, formal dining room, large sunken living room, 3 bedrooms,tiled bath with garden tub, fully finished basement with fireplace, 3/4 bath and laundry area,5 zoned gas heat, newer carport and more. Plus seller is offering a Home Warranty for your peace of mind! $124,900 MLS 10-3662 570-696-2468

Brick front ranch with large Living room, 3 bedroom, sun room, deck, full basement, sheds and garage on 0.54 acres. $154,000. Call Jeannie Brady ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848

34 Carroll St. Spacious 3 or 4 bedroom home. Quiet street. MLS# 10-624 PRICE REDUCED $79,900 Call Bill (570) 362-4158

PITTSTON

49-51 Curtis St. Fully occupied double with separate utilities. 2 bedrooms each side, off street parking and fenced in yard. MLS #10-2584 $75,900 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280

Enjoy the mountain views and privacy from your rear deck on this country raised ranch on 1 acre in Noxen. 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with custom woodwork & 3 decks, above ground pool & hot tub.

REDUCED PRICE $119,000 Call Cindy 570-690-2689

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317 Charles St. Bring Your Hammer & Paint Brush & Make This Your Home! Large single with 4 bedrooms, bath, side enclosed porch, newer furnace, deck and 3 car detached garage. Looking for a reasonable offer.

Priced at: $89,900

MLS# 10-2409 Call Theresa Vacendak, CRS, GRI 570-650-5872

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PITTSTON

120 Parnell St. Classic Ranch in great location. 3 bedroom, 3 baths, high quality throughout. 3 season porch over looking private rear yard. Owners says sell and lowers price to $219,900. For more information and photos please visit our website at www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS #10-2817 Call Charlie for your private showing. VM 101

PITTSTON TWP.

110 Oak St

BUYER TO PAY $75 DOC FEE AT CLOSING. OFFERS / CONTRACTS ARE NOT BINDING UNTIL THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT IS SIGNED (RATIFIED) BY ALL PARTIES. $38,000 570-696-2468

PITTSTON

Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

16 Defoe St. Lovely 2 story, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath home that features open floor plan with cathedral ceiling family room. Pristine hardwood floors. 3 season sun room leads to patio, in ground pool and manicured vinyl fenced yard. $169,000 MLS 11-141 Call Terry 570-885-3041 or Angie 570-885-4896

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TOYTOWN 12 Watson Street

3 bedroom Ranch. Corner, double lot, central air, all hardwood floors. $118,000. Call 570-693-4451

LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE INCLASSIFIED! SUNDAY APRIL 3 1:00PM -3:00PM 264 Burke Street No maintenance fees. Many upgrades. Move in condition. 2,000 sq. ft. Berber, ceramic tile & hardwood. 2 bedroom, 2.5 baths. All appliances, washer & dryer & window treatments included. Walk in closet. No units in front of or behind. 1 car garage. Very private. Near all interstates. REDUCED TO $179,900 Call 570-829-3162

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40 Gain St. Be the first occupants of this newly constructed Ranch home on a low traffic street. All you could ask for is already here, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood and tile floors with granite and stainless steel kitchen, gas fireplace, central air, 2 car garage and rear patio and full basement. For more information and photos, log onto www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS #10-3676 $229,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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68 Tilbury Avenue Well maintained ranch in Tilbury Terrace. 2 bedroom home with hardwood floors, 1 bath. Eat in kitchen. Large “L” shaped living/dining room. Full basement, partially finished. Sunroom in back off kitchen. 3 car detached garage. PRICE REDUCED NOW $130,500!! MLS# 10-1703 Call Linda (570) 956-0584

375 Greenpond Rd. Well kept Ranch in Midway Manor with 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, newer furnace. MLS #10-4474 $162,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

PLAINS TWP

OLD FORGE

PRICE REDUCED! Gorgeous estate like property with log home plus 2 story garage on 1 acres with many outdoor features. Garage. MLS# 11-319 $325,000 Call Charles

WILKES-BARRE Carey Avenue

Well kept single family. 6 bed, 3 bath big lot, garage, Own it for $1,000/mo. If qualified buyer. Seller to help with closing costs. 732-406-7738

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WEST PITTSTON

PLAINS TOWNSHIP MILL CREEK ACRES 4 Lan Creek Rd

Close to Mohegan Sun & Geisinger, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Fireplace, 2 Car Garage. Excellent Condition. All Appliances Included. Large yard. Go To www.plainsre.com for details. Asking $219,900 Call 570-817-1228 for showing

SCRANTON

608 Webster St.

2 unit property, good location, needs work. $39,900 570-696-2468

SCRANTON 802 Hampton St.

*Buyer to pay $75 doc fee at closing, offers/contracts are not binding until the entire agreement is signed (ratified) by all parties. *If you have not received an offer response w/in 72 business hours, you may call 877-885-1624 & leave a message identifying the property address, your name, phone # & email, & you will receive a prompt response. $18,000 570-696-2468

SWOYERSVILLE

DUPLEX PROPERTY For Sale By Owner Move-in good condition. 1 Bedroom Each. All Separate Utilities. Off Street Parking. Great Location, Excellent Neighborhood. $55,000. MUST SELL CALL 570-407-3100

54 Shade Tree Rd. Well maintained bi-level in tranquil wooded setting by a stream. Large bedrooms with lots of storage throughout. Spacious open living area & large breakfast bar in kitchen (great location in quiet community but close to I-80 & 940. Comes with access to community pool. & clubhouse. This house comes with an additional lot Pin# Q11S5-VARVAR, DB/Page-Book 3004 Page 210588. Home warranty included. $135,000 MLS #10-1776 Call Mary Price 570-472-1395 570-474-9801

97 Lacoe Street

WILKES-BARRE

NOXEN TWP. 8 Butler St. Grand old home making it’s debut! Perched on a corner lot, home features original woodwork, nice size rooms, 2nd floor balcony, 2 kitchens and walk up attic. Home needs updating but has loads of potential! MLS #11-731 $49,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

SWOYERSVILLE For Sale By

Spring is here! Now’s the time to put in an offer on this immaculate, move in ready, 2 bedroom home! Off street parking with 1 car garage, no maintenance yard with entertainment bar, quiet neighborhood, all kitchen appliances included. You don’t want to miss out on this one! MLS 10-4063 $112,500 Call Melissa 570-237-6384

PLAINS

Absolute Must See River Ridge Townhouse!

PITTSTON

1610 Westminster Rd

NANTICOKE

SHAVERTOWN

184 Owen St. Roomy 2 story, 4 bedroom, 1.75 bath single family home on a large lot with large modern eat in kitchen. Large living and dining rooms. 1st floor laundry room, ductless air conditioning on 1st floor, vinyl siding, carport, off street parking and much more. MLS 11-432 $159,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 Crossin Real Estate 570-288-0770

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SHICKSHINNY

Nice 24'X50' Doublewide on 1 acre featuring 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, living room, dining room, kitchen & laundry plus 1 car detached garage with paved driveway. $58,900 MLS# 10-4613 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

SHICKSHINNY

OWNER SAYS: “SELL!”

Spectacular sunlit great room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace & vaulted ceiling adds to the charm of this 11 year young 3-4 bedrooms, 2 story situated on almost an acre of tranquility with fenced above ground pool, rocking chair porch and a mountain view – there’s a formal dining room & large living room, 2.5 Baths, new Kitchen with dining area & a master suite complete with laundry room, walk in closet & master bath with jetted tub & shower and an oversize 2 car gar – Priced Under Market Value @$189,900! MLS #10-906 Don’t delay, call Pat today at 570-714-6114 or 570-287-1196

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SPRING BROOK TWP

Well maintained house complete with appliances and some furnishings if desired. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, dining room, enclosed back porch. Roof, vinyl siding windows all replaced within last 5 years. Situated on large lot, off street parking. Storage shed. Very nice neighborhood!!!!! $85,000 FIRM!!! Call (570) 288-9681

SWOYERSVILLE

Very well maintained, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 car garage in quiet neighborhood. Move in ready, hardwood floors, gas heat & great outdoor living space. Kitchen appliances included. $112,500 MLS 10-4063 Call Melissa 570-237-6384

WEST PITTSTON

TRUCKSVILLE JUST ON THE MARKET

SALE BY OWNER

199 Clearview Ave (Turn @ Spring Garden) Classic Colonial newly remodeled featuring ALL NEW flooring, bath, dining room, living room with picture window provides fantastic views of the Back Mt., drywall, refrigerator, bath tub, lighting, deck & much more. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen, unfinished basement, brand new deck. single detached garage. Located on a quiet street. Low Taxes! This Home Is Priced Right And Will Not Last At $115,000. Shown by appointment only call 570-604-7780

TRUCKSVILLE

Price Reduced! 3 bedroom ranch home. Hardwood floors. Sunken living room. Lower level family room with fireplace. Garage. 60’x161’ lot. $99,900 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

WEST WYOMING 438 Tripp St

SUNDAY 1:00PM-3:00PM Completely remodeled home with everything new. New kitchen, baths, bedrooms, tile floors, hardwoods, granite countertops, all new stainless steel appliances, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, free standing shower, tub for two, huge deck, large yard, excellent neighborhood $154,900 (835.00 / 30years/ 5%) 570-654-1490

WEST WYOMING

WEST PITTSTON

Great 1/2 double located in nice West Pittston location. 3 bedrooms, new carpet. Vertical blinds with all appliances. Screened in porch and yard MLS#10-1535 $59,000 Charlie VM 101

SWEET VALLEY

536 W. Eighth St. Nice starter home with 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1.25 baths. 1 car garage and carport. Home has plenty of parking in rear with shed and great yard. MLS #11-559 $99,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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29 Amber Lane A honey of a house just over 20 years old will have a brand new roof before you move in. 2 large bedrooms freshly painted with new carpeting. Large eat in kitchen, 26x12 living room w/new carpet, 3 season room overlooking large fenced in yard. Plus a garage and driveway. Move in now! MLS #11-749 $89,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

YATESVILLE PRICE REDUCED

12 Reid st. Spacious Bi-level home in semi-private location with private back yard. 3 season room. Gas fireplace in lower level family room. 4 bedrooms, garage. MLS 10-4740 $159,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

YATESVILLE REDUCED!

Fenced yard, 2 car garage, large workshop/storage building at back of property. Come take a look! $32,000 570-696-2468

WILKES-BARRE

57 Fulton Street 3 bedrooms, 1 bath home in WilkesBarre. This is a Fannie Mae HomePath Property. All measurements are approx. Buyer to pay full transfer tax. Inspections for Buyers knowledge only. Fannie Mae ''FirstLook'' property, investment offers will not be considered for the first 15 days of listing. Please see www.homepath.co m for details. $19,900 MLS #11-695 570-696-2468

WILKES-BARRE

19 Schoolhouse Ln

Very nice 3 bedroom. Newly renovated with new roof & siding. Near Mercy Hospital. $44,900! 570-650-1126

PRICE REDUCED $175,900

61 Pittston Ave. Stately brick Ranch in private location. Large room sizes, fireplace, central A/C. Includes extra lot. MLS #10-3512 PRICE REDUCED $198,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

NEAR HARVEYS LAKE

RR2 Box 200 Well maintained, 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, eat-in kitchen, spacious living room, front & back porches on 1.58 acres. $123,800. Call Jeannie Brady ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848

909

WILKES-BARRE REDUCED!! Nice doublewide with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, living room, dining room, laundry room, 3 season porch & 2 car built in garage sitting on 1.47 private acres. $110,000 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

520 Beverly Rd. HARD WORK DOES PAY - Open floor plan accentuates this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home in Dallas School District. Family room with wood burning fireplace, deck of kitchen, dining room. Huge lower level ready to be finished. 2 car garage. Call Theresa Vacendak, CRS, GRI 570-650-5872

WILKES-BARRE 45 Birch St

322 SALEM ST.

6 Williams St. Great value for the price on quiet street which is closed to all main roads is a must see. Also comes with home warranty. MLS 10-3210 $157,900 Thomas Bourgeois 516-507-9403 CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-842-9988

116 Amber Lane Very nice Bi-level home with 2-3 bedrooms, open floor plan, built in garage, driveway, on corner lot. Lower level family room with pellet stove. Move in condition home $99,900 MLS 10-4538 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

WILKES-BARRE Ledge View Development 132 Clear Spring Ct. Ranch style townhome, with 2 bedrooms, 1 3/4 modern baths, modern kitchen with stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal, fridge. Separate laundry room, 1 car garage, like new condition. MLS 11-366 $162,500 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280

WILKES-BARRE

MINERS MILLS 29 W. Beatty St. Lovely 2 story remodeled home in very good condition. Laminate and tile flooring throughout. 16x20 great room addition with cathedral ceilings and recessed lighting. Quiet neighborhood. Appliances included in sale. $62,000 570-885-3664

WYOMING

PENDING

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

912 S. Franklin St. Move-in condition 2-story with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths with open floor plan; finished lower level, walk-up attic and fenced-in yard with newer pool. $82,900 MLS #10-3914 DJ Wojciechowski 570-283-9100 x22

Cozy 2 bedroom home, large fenced in yard, 2 car garage. $45,000 MLS 10-3229 570-696-2468

Income & Commercial Properties

WILKES-BARRE

DURYEA

73 Richard Street 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Traditional in Very Good Condition. Open Layout. Off Street Parking, Yard & Shed. Many Updates. Asking $47,900 Call 570-762-1537 for showing

622 Donnelly St. Double Block in good condition. Great investment property. Come take a look. $96,000 MLS# 10-2668 Call Karen

Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340


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Income & Commercial Properties

WEST WYOMING 331 Holden St 10-847

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

HANOVER TWP. 86 Main Street

Light Hearted Old Timer in developing South Main ST. corridor, adjacent to paring lot and within view of Public Square and Movie Theatre. Three story historic building features 10' ceilings, rubber roof, gas hw BB...Located in the heart of WilkesBarre's historic district 1 block from Public Square were yesterday meets today. $350,000 570-696-2468

JENKINS TOWNSHIP May Street

Former Parrish Center Hall with kitchen & parking MLS#08-2954 $179,900 Call Charlie

Many possibilities for this building. 40 + parking spaces, 5 offices, 3 baths and warehouse. $425,000 Maria Huggler CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-587-7000

WYOMING PRICE REDUCED!

285 Wyoming Ave. First floor currently used as a shop, could be offices, etc. Prime location, corner lot, full basement. 2nd floor is 3 bedroom apartment plus 3 car garage and parking for 6 cars. MLS #10-4339 $174,900 Call Charlie VM 101

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

DALLAS

Goodleigh Manor New development. 2 acres. Beautiful View. $49,900 Negotiable 570-357-1138

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44.59 ACRES

HIGHWAY 315 2 acres of commercial land. 165 front feet. Driveway access permit and lot drainage in place. WIll build to suit tenant or available for land lease. MLS 11-17 Price Negotiable Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

GOULDSBORO 902 Layman Lane

Wooded lot in Big Bass Lake. Current perc on file. Priced below cost, sell says bring all offers. MLS#10-3564. Low price $10,000 Thomas Bourgeois 516-507-9403 CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-842-9988

HARVEYS LAKE Lake View

Hard to find this one! Buildable lot with view of lake. $32,900 MLS# 10-2523 Call Cindy 570-690-2689

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570-675-4400

SUGAR NOTCH

863-865 Main St. Good neighborhood, Great location. Well established Bar & Grill on Main St. with parking lot. Liquor License & equipment included. Kitchen features stainless steel hood, Fryers & Ansul system. Turnkey operation priced to sell. Currently open. 6 room apartment on 2nd floor. $130,000 MLS# 11-65 Call Stanley (570) 817-0111

Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

915 Manufactured Homes

ASHLEY PARK

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

930 Wanted to Buy Real Estate

WE BUY HOMES 570-956-2385 Any Situation

MOUNTAIN TOP 200 Kirby

Beautiful piece of property located in a nice area waiting to be built on. Mostly wooded. Water, sewer and gas are adjacent. Going towards Mountaintop left onto Kirby Ave just past Greystone Manor. $59,000 MLS 11-429 570-696-2468

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

DURYEA

Modern 2 bedroom, 2nd floor. Quiet location. Appliances & garbage included. Off street parking. No pets. $485 + security. Call 570-479-1203

EXETER

SENIOR APARTMENTS

222 Schooley Ave. Exeter, PA

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

Apartments/ Unfurnished

ASHLEY

Modern 2 bedroom, laundry, parking,bus stop. No pets. Water included. $535 + utilities, first /last & security 570-542-5726

AVOCA

4 ROOMS & BATH, off street parking, washer & dryer hookup, no pets, no smoking. Utilities & security. 457-2027

AVOCA Newly remodeled.

2 bedroom, 2 bath, dining room & kitchen. $550 / month. Call (570) 457-8886

BACK MOUNTAIN

3 large 1 bedroom apts, 3 kitchens with appliances, 3 baths. Apts. have access to one another. No lease. $795 for all 3 apts ($265 per apt.) Convenient to all colleges and gas drilling areas.

BACK MOUNTAIN

Second floor. Quiet area, private entrance, 1 bedroom apartment. Fridge, stove, garbage, sewage included. Picnic area. No pets, 1 year lease, security. $400/month 570-675-8636

DALLAS

1 bedroom, 1 bath, off street parking, laundry room, deck. 1 year lease. Credit check & references required. $525/ month + utilities. (570) 675-4597

DALLAS

2nd floor, 1 bedroom, quiet, fridge and stove, off-street parking. Garbage, sewer, water included. No pets. $400/ month plus lease and security. 570-690-1003

DALLAS TWP

CONDO FOR LEASE:

$1,800. 2 bedroom/ 2 Bath. Call Us to discuss our great Amenity & Maintenance program! Call 570-674-5278 Dallas, Pa. MEADOWS APARTMENTS 220 Lake St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $11,900. 570-675-6936, 8 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

DUPONT Totally renovated

6 room apartment. Partially furnished, brand new fridge/ electric range, electric washer & dryer. Brand new custom draperies, Roman shades, carpeting / flooring & energy efficient furnace & windows. 2 bedroom + large attic loft bedroom with spacious walk-in closet, full tiled bath on 1st floor, Easy access to I-81, airport & casino, off street parking. No smoking, No pets. $750 + utilities & security. 570-762-8265

Apartments/ Unfurnished

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

KINGSTON Newly remodeled,

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

AMERICA

REALTY CO. RENTALS

AMERICA REALTY

RANCH STYLE

Forty Fort - Stylish layout, duplex, FIRST FLOOR, beautiful, quality. Kitchen with builtins, laundry, mahogany decked porch, more! 2 YEAR SAME RENT $650. + utilities. . NO PETS/ SMOKING/EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION. Services provided.

AMERICA REALTY 570-288-1422

GLEN LYON 1/2 DOUBLE 2 bedroom, washer,

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Building & Remodeling

ALL OLDER HOMES SPECIALIST 825-4268. Remodel / Repair Kitchen & Baths

Building or Remodeling?

Look for the BIA symbol of quality For information on BIA membership call 287-3331 or go to

www.bianepa.com DAVE JOHNSON Expert Bathroom Remodeling, Whole House Renovations, Interior & Exterior Carpentry. Kitchens and Basements Licensed &Insured

570-819-0681

HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTING

All carpentry work, windows, doors, siding, drywall, painting, masonry, stonework, electrical, plumbing, attic/cellar cleaning. Free Estimates Jeff 905-7759 Tony 885-5307

NICHOLS CONSTRUCTION

dryer, stove & refrigerator included. $350 month. Sewage included. No pets. muench clifford@yahoo.com 570-735-2207

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

HANOVER 618 FELLOWS ST

Decks, Roofs, Siding, Masonry, Driveways, Patios, Additions, Garages, Kitchens, Baths, etc

Large 2 Bedrooms, 2nd floor, appliances, NEW refrigerator, stove & microwave. Off street parking. Porch & Yard. Sun room. Available April 1st. $550/ + utilities. Small pets ok. 570-357-1138 or 610-568-8363

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

30 Garrahan St. 1st floor, quiet neighborhood, 2-3 bedrooms, washer, dryer, off-street parking, large front porch & quiet backyard. $625/mo heat & water included. Security required. Rich @ 542-7620

KINGSTON 1 BEDROOM 2nd floor, washer/ dryer hookup, yard, parking, No Pets, Quiet /Secluded/ Convenient $425. + utilities. Discount available, lease, references. 574-9827

KINGSTON

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

KINGSTON rooms, 1 bed-

3 room, heat & hot water included, free use of washer & dryer available. No pets & no smoking. $480 + security & 1 year lease. Call 570-331-7016 Days or 288-6764 Night

KINGSTON 72 E. W alnut St.

3rd floor, located in quiet neighborhood. New kitchen, living room, dining room, sun room, bathroom. 2 large and 1 small bedroom, lots of closets, built in linen, built in hutch, hardwood and carpeted floors, fireplace, storage room, yard, w/d, fridge, air conditioner and stove incl. Heat and hot water incl. Available April 1 1 yr. lease + security $950/month 570-406-1411

KINGSTON Bring Rover or Kitty & move right in this second floor, 2 bedroom. Off street parking, coin laundry,great location. $600/month + security, heat & electric. 262-1577

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LARKSVILLE

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

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

KINGSTON

E.Light, WALNUT ST. bright, 1st

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

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

KINGSTON

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

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

KINGSTON

SDK GREEN ACRES HOMES 11 Holiday Drive

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

FREE

24hr on-site Gym Community Room Swimming Pool Maintenance FREE Controlled Access Patio/Balcony and much more... Call Today or stop by for a tour!

LUZERNE

1 bedroom, wall to wall, off-street parking, coin laundry, water, sewer & garbage included. $495/ month + security & lease. HUD accepted. Call 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727

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FORTY FORT

Call for 1, 2, Bedrooms or other. Over 30 years managed service provided. NO PETS/SMOKING /2 YEAR SAME RENT, EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION/APPLICATION REQUIRED. Details call 570-288-1422

Apartments/ Unfurnished

CALL AN EXPERT

FORTY FORT

1633 Wyoming Ave. 2 bedrooms, no pets, newer carpet & paint, air conditioning. $650/per month, plus utilities. Call (570) 287-3059

941

KINGSTON Available May 1

EXETER/WYOMING

Hardwood floors, central air, off street parking. No pets, no smoking. $575/ month plus security & utilities. Call (570) 574-9773

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941

2 AND 3 BEDROOM APTS. W/d hookup, off street parking, tile kitchen & bath, $650-$700/mo + utilities. 237-2076

FORTY FORT 1st floor, 1 bedroom.

Call for more info 570-696-1866

Industrial Site. Rail served with all utilities. KOZ approved. $2,395,000 MLS#10-669 Call Charlie

PLAINS TWP. LAND!

PRICES REDUCED EARTH CONSERVANCY LAND FOR SALE 46+/- Acres Hanover Twp., $89,000 10+/- Acres Hanover Twp., $69,000 28+/- Acres Fairview Twp., $85,000 61+/- Acres Nuangola $125,000 40+/- Acres Newport Twp. $180,000 32 +/- Acres Wilkes-Barre Twp. See additional Land for Sale at www. earth conservancy.org 570-823-3445

DALLAS

PITTSTON

328 Kennedy Blvd. Modern medical space, labor & industry approved, ADA throughout, 2 doctor offices plus 4 exam rooms, xray and reception and breakrooms. Could be used for any business purpose. Will remodel to suit. Also available for lease. MLS #11-751 $595,000 Call Charlie VM 101

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DURYEA

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Northeast Contracting Group

(570) 338-2269

ROOFING, SIDING, DECKS, WINDOWS

For All of Your Remodeling Needs. Will Beat Any Price 25 Yrs. Experience References. Insured Free Estimates 570-332-7023

WINTER STORM DAMAGE INT.& EXT. Roofing Sofits, Gutter, Inside Repairs, Complete Remodeling. Lic. Ins.

THOMAS DANIELS

General Contractor

675-2995

1039

Chimney Service

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

Chimney Construction

Chimneys rebuilt, repaired, stucco, block, sidewalks, walls, steps, etc. Free Estimates Licensed & Insured (570) 457-5849 COZY HEARTH CHIMNEY Chimney Cleaning, Rebuilding, Repair, Stainless Steel Lining, Parging, Stucco, Caps, Etc. Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 1-888-680-7990

1042

Cleaning & Maintainence

CLEANING BY MARGIE F E REE

STIMATES

GREAT WORK BEST PRICES 570-379-2311

1042

Cleaning & Maintainence

1084

Electrical

SLEBODA ELECTRIC Master electrician Licensed & Insured Bucket truck to 40’ 868-4469

Connie’s Cleaning 15 years experience Bonded & Insured Residential and Commercial Connie supervises the work and does the cleaning. Connie Mastruzzo Brutski - Owner 570-822-9214 or 570-430-3743

1105 Floor Covering Installation

HOME CLEANING SERVICE

Vinyl & wood. Certified, Insured. 570-283-1341

Call Diane 570-825-9438

HOME/OFFICE CLEANING Experienced, References & Background check. Call Shirley & Tina Tina 570-288-2653 Leave Message

LOVE TO CLEAN

Great References Harveys Lake & all surrounding areas. Weekly, bi-weekly monthly. 570-709-8765

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Concrete & Masonry

D. Pugh Concrete

All phases of masonry & concrete. Small jobs welcome. Senior discount, Free estimates Licensed & Insured 288-1701/655-3505

GMD MASONRY All types of

concrete, masonry and stucco Lic./Insured Free Estimates 570-451-0701 gmdmasonry.com WYOMING VALLEY MASONRY Concrete, stucco, foundations, pavers, retaining wall systems, dryvit, flagstone, brick work. Senior Citizen Discount.

570-287-4144 or 570-760-0551

1057Construction & Building

GARAGE DOOR Sales, service

installation & repair. Fully insured HIC# 065008 Call Joe (570) 735-8551 (570) 606-489

CARPET REPAIR & INSTALLATION

A-1 Floor Mechanix “Expert Installation” Hardwood, Tile, Laminate, Shower Walls, Backsplash. Reliable, Quality, Guaranteed. Why Pay Retail? 21 Years Experience Jim 570-394-2643

1129 Gutter Repair & Cleaning

GUTTERS CLEANED & REPAIRED

Window Cleaning. Regulars, storms, etc. Pressure washing, decks, docks, houses,Free estimates. Insured. (570) 288-6794

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Handyman Services

D EPENDABLE H ANDY M AN

Home repairs & improvements, custom jobs, 30 Years Experience email: ddietrick143@ comcast.net Dave 570-479-8076

DOPainting, IT ALL HANDYMAN drywall,

plumbing & all types of home repairs, also office cleaning available. 570-829-5318

20 YEARS EXPERIENCE

All types of home repairs & alterations No job too small. Free Estimates. 570-256-3150

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Hauling & Trucking

AA1AAlways C L E Ahauling, NING

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

1st CHOICE

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Dry Wall

MIKE SCIBEK DRYWALL

Hanging & finishing, design ceilings. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured. 570-331-2355

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

Hauling, Junk Removal Lawn Care & Yard Clean Up. Free Estimates.

570-288-0552

AARON’S HAULING

We get the job done right! Small or Large. Garages, Yards, Houses, Construction Debris. 570-826-1883

(570) 675-3378 1084

DNF ELECTRIC

ECONOLECTRIC All Phases Electrical work No Job Too Small. Residential & Commercial Free Estimates Licensed-Insured PA032422

(570) 602-7840

GRULA ELECTRIC LLC

Licensed, Insured, No job too small.

570-829-4077

QUALITY ELECTRIC

Free Estimates Licensed & Insured Reasonable Rates 570-331-2606

Hauling & Trucking

Charlie’s Charlie’s Hauling Residential & Commercial, licensed & insured. Free estimates. Whole estates, yard waste, construction Spring cleanup. 570-266-0360 or 570-829-0140

*CLEANOUTS*

CASH PAID Good Old Stuff Glassware, Pottery Costume Jewelry Old Postcards, Books, Toys, Trains, Games, Fishing Equipment, Hunting, Military, ect. Tools, Old Hardware. 570-817-4238 or 570-287-4005 *** FREE *** PICK-UP Appliances, Grills Lawnmowers, Pipes Bicycles, AC’s Pots, Pans, Cans Nuts, Bolts, Tools Car Batteries Radiators, Wires *AFFORDABLE* House Clean - outs Basements, Attic’s Garages, Sheds (570) 817-4238

P.C. HAULING & CLEANING

Call Us First!

That’s all you need! Free Estimates 570-592-5401

1162 Landscaping/ Garden BASIL FRANTZ LAWN & GARDEN SERVICE Residential & Commercial Shrub Trimming & Mulching. Junk Removal. Free Est. (570) 855-8382 or (570) 675-3517

ALL KINDS OF HAULING & JUNK REMOVAL

Estate Clean outs. Tree/shrub removal Free Estimates 24 HOUR SERVICE 570-823-1811 570-239-0484

CASTAWAY HAULING JUNK REMOVAL

823-3788 / 817-0395 JUNK GENIES

We Make Your JUNK DISAPPEAR!!! Free Estimates We Haul It All !!!

1.888.947.4586

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1195

Movers

MOWING, TRIMMING EDGING, SHRUBS & HEDGES. LAWN CARE. FULLY INSURED Call Us & Save 5% Off Your Last Bill! FREE ESTIMATES 570-814-0327 Spike & Gorilla’s Lawn Care & Outdoor Maintenance We do it all! Lawn Care - Summer packages available, concrete patios, tree trimming & removal. Gutter cleaning. Custom dog Kennels & wooden playsets. 570-702-2497

1165

Lawn Care

PORTANOVA’S LAWN CARE Weekly & BiWeekly Lawn Cutting, Landscaping. Reasonable rates. Now accepting new customers. Call 570-650-3985

1183

Masonry

Tile Floors, Baths, Kitchens, Countertops, Brick, Block, Stone Fireplaces. Chimneys. 20 Years Experience 570-793-4754

1189 Miscellaneous Service

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

FREE PICKUP

288-8995

1219

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

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Photo Services

Painting & Wallpaper

A & N PAINTING Airplane Quality at Submarine Prices! Interior/Exterior, pressure washing, decks & siding. Commercial/Residential. Over 17 years experience! Free estimates.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY by Walt & Marge

570-820-7832

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A + C LASSICAL

Int./Ext. Experts! Aluminum, Wood & Deck Staining Free Estimates Licensed-Insured 30 Years Experience Book Now & Receive 10% Off 570-283-5714 Chris Emmett’s Int./Ext. Painting

Plaster, Drywall Repairs 25 Yrs. Experience

570-899-5781

10% Senior Discount Free Estimates

Packages to fit all budgets 570-379-2311

1234

Pressure Washing

DONE-RIGHT Pressure Washing Patios, decks, siding, concrete. Serving Lackawanna & Luzerne Counties. 570-655-4004

1249 Remodeling & Repairs

GO GREEN

No Fumes, No Odor Ideal for Occupied Areas. Minor Repairs. Residential & Commercial. Evening Hours

570-650-3008

H$99 OME PAINTING SALE per room

Brizzy’s

Arbor Care & Landscaping Tree trimming, pruning & removal. Stump Grinding, Cabling. Free Estimates Fully Insured 570-542-7265

ALL PHASES OF MASONRY

Electrical

Affordable & Reasonable Rates No Job Too Small. Licensed & insured. Free estimates. 570-574-6213 570-574-7195

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ŠPer coat, average room, 9’x12’ ŠBest quality Sherwin- Williams® paint included. ŠCeiling, trim, additional coat(s) additional charge. Call for more details

JACK WISE INTERIORS 570-654-5707 M. PARALIS PAINTING

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

D & D REMODELING From decks and kitchens to roofs, and baths, etc. WE DO IT ALL!!!!!!! CALL US FOR ALL OF YOUR INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR REMODELING NEEDS 570-406-9387 Licensed/Insured YOU’VE TRIED THE REST NOW CALL THE BEST!!!

1252

Roofing & Siding

J&F ROOFING SPECIALISTS All types of roofing. Repairs & Installation 25 Years Experience Licensed / Insured Free Estimates Reliable Service Lifetime Shingles on all roofs for same price as 30 year. 570-855-4259

J.R.V. ROOFING

Serra Painting Book Now For Spring & Save. All Work Guaranteed Satisfaction. 30 Yrs. Experience Powerwash & Paint Vinyl, Wood, Stucco Aluminum. Free Estimates You Can’t Lose! 570-822-3943

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Paving & Excavating

EDWARD’S ALL COUNTY PAVING & SEAL COATING

3 Generations of experience. Celebrating 76 years of Pride & Tradition! CALL NOW & Get The 1st Seal Coating FREE with signed contract. Licensed and Insured. Free estimates.

570-474-6329 Lic.# PA021520

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PAVING & SEAL COATING Patching, Sealing, Residential/Comm. Licensed Bonded Insured 570-868-8375

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

Jim Harden

570-288-6709

New Roofs & Repairs, Shingles, Rubber, Slate, Gutters, Chimney Repairs. Credit Cards accepted. FREE ESTIMATES! Licensed-Insured EMERGENCIES

Mister “V” Constr uction

Year Round Roof Specialist Specializing In All Types of Roofs, Siding, Chimneys & Roof Repairs Low Prices Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 28 Years Experience 570-829-5133

WINTER ROOFING Special $1.29 s/f Licensed, insured, fast service 570-735-0846

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Tree Care

GASHI AND SONS TREE SERVICE AND STUMP REMOVAL. Fully Insured. 570-693-1875


Apartments/ Unfurnished

MOUNTAIN TOP 1 Bedroom apart-

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

MOUNTAIN TOP WOODBRYN 1 & 2 Bedroom,

available immediately, No pets. Rents based on income start at $395 & $430. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. Call 570-474-5010 TTY711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

NANTICOKE

2 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, offstreet parking, $495 per month+ utilities, security, lease. HUD accepted. Call 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727

NANTICOKE

2nd floor, 1 bedroom, includes all appliances & washer/dryer, heat, hot water & garbage included. No pets. $550 + security. (570) 735-2573

NANTICOKE

East State St. 2 large bedrooms. Modern kitchen and bath, all appliances dishwasher, w/d hookup. Ample closets and storage. No smokers. $580 per month includes sewer, garbage & water. 570-239-2741

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

PITTSTON 3rd floor, 1 bed-

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

PITTSTON

CLEAN & SPACIOUS 4 rooms, 2nd floor, wall to wall carpet, off street parking. Water, sewer & garbage included. Non smokers & no pets. $550/month. 570-655-2567

PLAINS 88 E. CAREY ST. 2nd floor, w to w carpet, 1 bedroom, sitting porch, washer, dryer, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher. Heat, hot water, cable TV, sewer, Off street parking, security, 1 year lease. No Smoking - No Pets. Available May 1st. $575 month. 570824-3940

PLAINS TOWNSHIP Walking Distance to the Casino!! 2 bedroom, 1 bath, living room, kitchen, off street parking. $600/month + utilities, security & references. Call Classic Properties Nikki Callahan 718-4959 Ext. 1306

SHEATOWN Beautiful 1st floor, 2

1/2 bedroom. Stove and fridge. Large kitchen, on-site laundry room. Off street parking. $600 + utilities, security, lease & background check. Call 570-417-0088 for appointment

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WEST PITTSTON 320 Race St.

1st floor, 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Includes heat, hot water & sewer. Credit report, 2 occupants, no smoking, no pets, security. $625/ month. Available January 1st, 2011. Pat McHale 570-613-9080

West Pittston, Pa. GARDEN VILLAGE APARTMENTS 221 Fremont St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $11,900. 570-655-6555, 8 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

WILKES-BARRE

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

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

SWOYERSVILLE

Immediate personal care openings in

Myers Manor and Anderson Personal Care Facility on the Wesley Village Campus

A variety of accommodations available! Meals, housekeeping, laundry and transportation included. Call (570) 655-2891 or visit us online at www. unitedmethodist homes.org.

PITTSTON 2 APARTMENTS

Off street parking, on site laundry. Deck/porch. Tenant pays electric, trash & water/sewage. 3 bedroom $695. 2 bedroom $575. Security required. (570) 881-1747

PITTSTON bedroom.

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

PITTSTON

3 bedrooms, brand new kitchen, 29x 16.5 ft entertainment room, hardwood floors, off street parking. $700/month + all utilities & security. Call (570) 883-2784

SHAVERTOWN

2 bedrooms, Heat included. Laundry facilities, Off-street parking, No Pets. Call 570-675-3904

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

1 bedroom. Eat-in kitchen. Washer/ dryer hookup. Gas heat. $440/month. Water included. Security & no pets. Call 570-760-5573

SWOYERSVILLE 1st floor. 2 bedroom, $515 month + utilities & security.

LUZERNE

2nd floor, 2 bedroom, $500 month + utilities & security. No Pets. 570-406-2789

Immediate independent living openings at:

Myers Manor on the Wesley Village Campus

Cozy one bedrooms and studios available. Ask about our move-in incentives! Call (570) 655-2891 or visit us online at www. unitedmethodist homes.org.

WEST PITTSTON

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

WEST PITTSTON

Upscale 1 bedroom apartment. Modern kitchen, washer / dryer included. Must see! 570-430-3095

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

IN THE HEART OF WILKES-BARRE

Immediate Occupancy!!

MARTIN D. POPKY APARTMENTS 61 E. Northampton St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

MUST SEE! 1 bedroom, study, off street parking, laundry. Includes heat and hot water, Hardwood floors and appliances. Trash removal. $575/per month, Call (570) 821-5599

WILKES-BARRE Clean, 2 bedroom,

2nd floor duplex. Stove, hookups, parking, yard. No pets/no smoking. $475 + utilities. Call 570-868-4444 WILKES-BARRE

LAFAYETTE GARDENS ! S

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

WILKES-BARRE FRANKLIN GARDENS SENIOR LIVING OPEN HOUSE April 16th 10:00AM-4:00PM Š1 & 2 bedrooms ŠLaundry facility ŠStove, fridge ŠSecure building ŠCommunity Rooms. ŠElevator Š2 fully handicap accessible apts. also available Recently renovated. Call Christy 570-417-0088

WILKES-BARRE Scott Street

WILKES-BARRE 264 Academy St

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

WILKES-BARRE

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

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

W IL K E SW O O D A PAR TM E NTS

1 B edroom Sta rting a t $675.00 • Includes gas heat, w ater,sew er & trash • C onvenient to allm ajor highw ays & public transportation • Fitness center & pool • P atio/B alconies • P et friendly* • O nline rentalpaym ents • Flexible lease term s

CEDAR VILLAGE

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH SECURE BUILDINGS

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

WILKES-BARRE

SPACIOUS 1 BEDROOM

on 1st floor of brick building in historic district. Wall to wall carpet; equipped kitchen; bonus room; off street parking. $650. month includes heat, water, parking. Call 570-650-1266 with references Wilkes-Barre Š2 bedroom single, exceptional Kingston ŠLarge 3 bedroom Hanover Š3 bedroom, large, affordable Nanticoke Š2 bedroom, large, water included Pittston ŠLarge 1 bedroom water included Wyoming Š3 bedroom exceptional Old Forge Š2 bedroom exceptional water included McDermott & McDermott Real Estate Inc. Property Management 570-821-1650 (direct line) Mon-Fri. 8-7pm Sat. 8-noon

Apartment Homes

Ask About Our Holiday Specials! $250 Off 1st Months Rent, & $250 Off Security

Regions Best Address

Deposit With Good Credit.

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Commercial Properties

Apartments/ Unfurnished

WYOMING BLANDINA

APARTMENTS Deluxe 1 & 2 bedroom. Wall to Wall carpet. Some utilities by tenant. No pets. Non-smoking. Elderly community. Quiet, safe. Off street parking. Call 570-693-2850

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WYOMING

Lovely, large 1st floor 2 bedroom apartment. Laminate floors. Stove, fridge, washer & dryer. Lovely deck. Full basement. Parking in front. Handicap access. No pets, no smoking. $650 + utilities, references & 1 month security. (570) 709-9206 (772) 465-9592 (570) 693-3963

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Commercial Properties

KINGSTON

COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT 620 Market St.

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

KINGSTON

166 W. Union St. Avail. March 1. 600 sq. ft of newly renovated office space. Rent includes heat and electric. Off street parking available. $800 per month. Call 570-287-5090

PITTSTON COOPERS CO-OP

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

Wyoming, Kingston, Wilkes-Barre, Plains Shavertown All rentals include appliances, sewer, maintenance. Security & credit references required. Call 899-3407 for info/appointment

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Commercial Properties

315 PLAZA 1750 & 3200 SF Retail / Office Space Available 570-829-1206

PLAINS TWP 7 PETHICK DRIVE OFF RTE. 315 1200 & 700 SF Office Available. Reasonable. 570-760-1513

WAREHOUSE/LIGHT MANUFACTURING OFFICE SPACE PITTSTON Main St.

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

COMMERCIAL GARAGE

with ample blacktop parking areas (once a used car lot) with an adjacent 3 bedroom house. Excellent condition. Beautiful county. Excellent location on Route 92 in Nicholson. Easy access to route 81. Near Marcellus Shale Drilling sites. Land for additional storage. 2 car garage attached to house plus large mechanical garage with office space and a vehicle lift and compressor. Includes water and septic. Alternate heat sources: propane, electric, and coal. Garage is insulated with propane heat. $2,300. call 570343-3345 or 570840-5898 before 8:00 pm for details.

DOLPHIN PLAZA

Rte. 315 2,000 SF Office / Retail Next to Gymboree 4,500 SF Office Showroom, Warehouse Loading Dock Call 570-829-1206

FORTY FORT Free standing build-

ing. Would be great for any commercial use. 1900 sq. ft. on the ground floor with an additional 800 sq. ft in finished lower level. Excellent location, only 1 block from North Cross Valley Expressway and one block from Wyoming Ave (route 11) Take advantage of this prime location for just $1050 per month! 570-262-1131

HANOVER TWP

Parkway Plaza Sans Souci Parkway Commercial Space For Lease 1,200 sq. ft. starting at $600/ month. Off street parking. Central heat & air. Call 570-991-0706

KINGSTON

18 Pierce St Office Space Available Immediately, Off street parking. Security required. 3 room Suite $300/month, includes utilities. 570-690-0564 570-823-7564

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Garages

HANOVER TWP.

1427 San Souci Pky Newly remodeled, fully equipped full service garage. Also has a detail wash bay. Garage is 2,560 square feet with 50 feet road frontage on the Sans Souci Parkway $249,900 570-696-2468

WEST PITTSTON

Wyoming Ave. High traffic location. Office space with Character. 885 sq. ft. Great for business, retail or spa. Rent includes heat & water. Call for more details at 570-655-9325 Wilkes-Barre

COMMERCIAL RETAIL SPACE in Established Shopping center. 800 to 1,200 sq. ft. Rent negotiable. 973-879-4730

WILKES-BARRE

TIRED OF HIGH RENTS? Are you paying too

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

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

WYOMING

1701 Wyoming Ave. 900 sq. ft. private office suite. Suitable for general office use, professional office, etc. Includes all utilities, including cleaning and free parking. $900/month Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

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Commercial Properties

950

Half Doubles

HANOVER TWP.

24’x40’, high ceiling. Storage or garage. Can divide. For more info, call Parkway Storage (570) 824-5724

950

Half Doubles

ASHLEY

DURYEA

2 bedrooms, tile kitchen and bath, w/d hookup, offstreet parking $650/per month, plus utilities Call (570) 655-1238

EDWARDSVILLE

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

FORTY FORT 1/2 double.

3 bedrooms. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher. Washer /dryer hookup. Newly painted. Off street parking. $675 + utilities. 570-814-0843 570-696-3090

GLEN LYON NICE 3 BEDROOM 1/2 DOUBLE 3 bedrooms, 1 bath-

room, off-street parking, very clean, private yard, quiet neighborhood, $550 /per month, Call (570) 606-5350

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

Lyndwood Avenue Very spacious 3 bedroom half double with neutral decor. Off street parking. Private yard in rear. Ample Storage. Convenient to schools. $660 / month + utilities. 1 year lease, security. No pets. Call 570-793-6294

HANOVER TWP. 3 bedroom, eat-in

kitchen with stove & dishwasher. Laundry hookup. Freshly painted, new carpet & new linoleum. Fenced yard. No pets/no smoking. $600 + utilities, secuirty & references. Call (570) 823-9436

KINGSTON

3 Half Doubles 376 & 378 North Maple Avenue 3 & 4 bedroom. Newly remodeled. Both available May 30. $850 & $950/month. Also, Plains 3 bedroom 1/2 double. $795/ month. For info, (570) 814-9700

KINGSTON

Large 1/2 double, 3 bedroom, sunny & spacious, $650 month, 1 year lease, credit check & security deposit. Attic, cellar, eat in kitchen, front & back porch, no pets, no smoking, new carpeting & paint. Not Section 8 approved. 570-817-2858 or 570-714-1606

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Commercial Properties

953 Houses for Rent

953 Houses for Rent

KINGSTON

WILKES-BARRE NORTH

LARKSVILLE

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

LARKSVILLE

Newly renovated 2 bedroom with appliances, central air & heat, off street parking, energy efficeint. $600 + utilities. Call 570-760-1045

MOCANAQUA 2 bedroom, water

& sewer included. $525/ month. Section 8 considered. Call 570-899-6104

PLYMOUTH bedrooms, 1

3 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, dishwasher, first floor laundry room, fenced yard, Hanover schools, $610 + utilities. 570-851-2929

RENTALS

1-2 2 BEDROOM APTS 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE 1/2 DOUBLES & SINGLE HOME

947

2 1/2 baths, Utilities by tenant. $600. Section 8 Welcome. Call 570-690-6289 before 6pm

SUGAR NOTCH

3 bedrooms, quiet street, yard. Fresh paint. $525/month + utilities, lease, security. No pets. Call (570) 332-1216 or 570-592-1328 WEST PITTSTON

1/2 DOUBLE

Well maintained, mint condition, sunroom, freshly painted, new carpeting, stove, dishwasher, basement, yard storage shed. No pets or smoking. 570-654-3755

953 Houses for Rent

BEAR CREEK VILLAGE

Beautiful 2 story 4 bedroom home for rent situated on 4 wooded acres. Garage, shed, $1,350. All utilities by tenant. Security & references required. Small pets ok. (570) 690-3094

DRUMS

LUXURY TOWNHOUSE ON GOLF COURSE $1395 plus utilities. Minutes from I-81 & I-80. Very large, 2,100 sq. ft. open floor plan 1st floor with full basement. Includes all appliances + laundry. On 15th hole, deck overlooking fairway. 2 car garage, 1 year lease + security & references. Small pets allowed. Available April 1st. Call now for showing. (570) 592-3113

DUPONT

46 Zerby Ave Sunday 1pm-3pm Lease with option to buy, completely remodeled, mint, turn key condition, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large closets, with hardwoods, carpet & tile floors, new kitchen and baths, gas heat, shed, large yard. $134,000, seller will pay closing costs, $5000 down and monthly payments are $995/month. WALSH REAL ESTATE 570-654-1490

LARKSVILLE

2 bedroom, living room, kitchen and bath. Great view! Section 8 welcome. Utilities by tenant $500/mo + security Call 570-814-8299

NANTICOKE Desirable

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

SQUARE FOOT RE MANAGEMENT 866-873-0478

PITTSTON

James Street Single family home, freshly painted, brand new gas furnace, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, off street parking. No pets, no smoking. $675 / month + utilities. Call Betty at Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group 570-287-1106 ext 3559 or 570-714-6127

WILKES-BARRE / NANTICOKE

Large completely remodeled 2 bedroom styled townhouse. Stove & fridge included. Private interior attic & basement access. Washer/ dryer hookup. Heat included. Nice yard. $750. No pets. 570-479-6722

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

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

WILKES-BARRE 16 Larch Lane

3 bedroom, 1 bath, w/d hookup first floor $695/ month. 570-991-1883

HARVEY’S LAKE

2 bedroom home. All appliances, water, sewer & trash. NO PETS. Security and lease. 570-762-6792

JENKINS TOWNSHIP

HOUSE FOR RENT

Available immediately, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath rooms, refrigerator & stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, $600.00/ per month, plus utilities. 570-561-5836

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Rooms

2 bedroom house for rent. $540 + utilities & security. Call 484-274-6647

WILKES-BARRE

Carey Avenue Well kept single family. 6 bed, 3 bath big lot, garage. $1,000/mo. Security & credit check required. Call 973-508-5976

WILKES-BARRE TWP. Northampton Ct. 3 bedroom townhouse, sunroom, heat pump, 1.5 baths, parking. $800 month. Call (570) 283-9033

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Rooms

Bear Creek Township Rooms starting at Daily $39.99 + tax Weekly $169.99 + tax Microwave Refrigerator WiFi HBO

(570) 823-8027

www.casinocountrysideinn.com info@casinocountrysideinn.com

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Commercial Properties

Featuring:

Monday - Friday 9-5 Saturday 9-1

680 Wildflower Drive Plains, PA 18702

200 Gateway Drive Edwardsville, PA 18704

www.EastMountainApt.com email:EMA@The ManorGroup.com

www.GatewayManorApt.com email:GA@The ManorGroup.com

Monday - Friday 9-5 Saturday 9-1

‹ Washer & Dryer ‹ Central Air ‹ Fitness Center ‹ Swimming Pool ‹ Easy Access to I-81 Mon – Fri. 9 –5 44 Eagle Court Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706 (Off Route 309)

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Commercial Properties

OFFICENTERS - Pierce St., Kingston

275760

570-823-8400 cedarvillage@ affiliatedmgmt.com

WILKES-BARRE

Great Commercial Store Front, & Inside Suites Available

utilities included FREE RENT - Call For Details Today!

570-829-1573

Stately brick, 4 bedroom, 2 bath & 2 half bath home. Hardwood floors, spacious rooms, beautiful patio, all appliances included. $1,600/ month + utilities. MLS#10-2290 570-696-3801 Call Margy 570-696-0891

959 Mobile Homes

HUNLOCK CREEK

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

HOMES AVAILABLE

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

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Rooms

KINGSTON HOUSE Nice, clean furnished room, starting at $315. Efficiency at $435 month furnished with all utilities included. Off street parking. 570-718-0331

WEST NANTICOKE

Furnished with private bath. Cable, garbage & all other utilities included. Non-smoking. Call 570-814-5465

Roommate Wanted

HOUSE TO SHARE

Professional male seeking professional female to share house. Only $250/ month. All utilities included. Beautiful home 5 rooms + 2 bedrooms. Rec basement, carpeted. No pets, neat person wanted, age unimportant. 570-762-8202 ROOMATE WANTED FOR CRUISE To Share Costs On A Carnival Cruise May 1st - May 8th from Baltimore to Freeport Nassau. Each $682 + tips. Call Harry For Info. 570-287-1555

Find the perfect friend. The Classified section at timesleader.com

Call 829-7130 to place your ad.

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971 Vacation & Resort Properties

Boca Raton Beautiful 5 room home with Pool. Fully furnished. On canal lot. $600 weekly. If interested, write to: 120 Wagner St. Moosic, PA 18507

PROVINCIAL TOWER - S. MAIN

Starting at $650

WILKES-BARRE Riverside Dr.

FLORIDA

Commercial Properties

Steps from New Intermodal Hub & Public Parking

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

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1 bedroom starting @ $690

• 1,2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Total Air-Conditioning • Gas Heat & HW Included • Swim Club, Heated Pools • Hi-Tech Fitness Center • Shopping Shuttle • Full -Size Washer & Dryer • Private Entrances

288-6300

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AVE MONEY THIS YEAR

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

1st floor, 2 bedroom. Wall to wall carpet. 2nd floor 1 bedroom, wall to wall carpet. Off street parking. Washer/ dryer included. 1 month security & references. Call for info.(570) 574-2249

* Restrictions Ap p ly

Monday - Friday 9-5 Saturday 9-1

822-4444

WILKES-BARRE 447 S. Franklin St.

WILKES-BARRE

2 bedrooms apt. 2nd floor, stove, fridge, fenced in yard, $500 + gas, electric & water. 570- 417-0088 for appointment & application.

822-27 1 1

EAST MOUNTAIN APARTMENTS

Monday - Friday 9-5 Saturday 9-1

Apartments/ Unfurnished

2nd floor, 5 rooms, heat & hot water furnished. Stove, fridge, off-street parking, no pets. $400/month + security & references. Call 570-696-3381

w w w .liv ea tw ilk esw ood .com

Please call 570-825-8594 TDD/TTY 800-654-5984

• 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. • Total Air-Conditioning • Washer & Dryer • Community Building • Spa & Pools • Hi-Tech Fitness Center • Tennis & Basketball Courts • Private Entrances

Includes all utilities, parking, laundry. No pets. From $475. Lease, security & references. 570-970-0847

M ond a y - Frid a y 9 -5 Sa turd a y 1 0-2

• Affordable Senior Apartments • Income Eligibility Required • Utilities Included! • Low cable rates; • New appliances; laundry on site; • Activities! • Curb side Public Transportation

The good life... close at hand

WILKES-BARRE / KINGSTON 1 & 2 bedrooms.

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Full Service Leases • Custom Design • Renovations • Various Size Suites Available Medical, Legal, Commercial • Utilities • Parking • Janitorial Full Time Maintenance Staff Available

For Rental Information Call:

1-570-287-1161

974 Wanted to Rent Real Estate

HOUSE WANTED

want to rent house with 2 baths, 3 bedrooms in the following School Districts, Dallas & Mountain Top. 201-232-8469

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