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No player matched all fivewinning numbers drawn inSunday’s “PennsylvaniaCash 5” game so the jackpotwill be worth $1,000,000.Lottery officials said138players matched four num-bers and won $295 each;5,302 players matchedthree numbers and won $13each; and 67,672 playersmatched two numbers andwon $1each.
None of the tickets soldfor the Powerball gameSaturday evening matchedall six numbers drawn, whichwere:
Players matching all fivenumbers and the Powerballwould have won or sharedthe $43 million jackpot. Theprize goes to an estimated$56 million for Wednesday.Tickets that match thefirst five numbers, but missthe Powerball, win$200,000 each, and therewere three of those. Theywere sold in: Illinois (1), Mi-chigan (1) and Missouri (1).There were two PowerPlay Match 5 winners inColorado (1) and Indiana (1).
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John J.“Jacko” Yosh,83, of Kingston,died Saturday,April16,2011,atHospice Com-munityCare,In-patient Unit,GeisingerSouth Wilkes-Barre.He was born in Larksville, onJune 2, 1927, a son of the late Ste-phen “Skeets” and Mary WrightYosh.JohnwasagraduateofLarksvilleHigh School, class of1945.He was employed as a surveytechnician for the Department of Environmental Resources of theCommonwealthofPennsylvaniaun-til his retirement in1987.John was a member of St. Ignati-us of Loyola Church, Kingston.He was preceded in death by hisbrother, James “Shoes” Yosh.John is survived by his sisters,Mary “Nanny” Antall, Plains Town-ship, and Anna “Gerry” Lipski,Kingston; brothers, Stephen “Skip-per”YoshJr.,Cohassett,Mass.,Wil-liam“Bill”Yosh,Saugerties,N.Y.;as well as numerous nieces, nephews,great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews,and several cousins.
at9a.m.onTuesdayfromtheAndrewStrish Funeral Home,11Wilson St.,Larksville.AMassofChristianBuri-alisat9:30inSt.IgnatiusofLoyolaChurch, Kingston. Interment willfollow in Sacred Heart Cemetery,Dallas. Family and friends may callfrom4to8p.m.todayandfrom8to9 a.m. on Tuesday.
John ‘Jacko’ Yosh
rances Bencho, our belovedmother and friend, 81, of Ply-mouth, passed into eternal rest,Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Hos-pice Community Care InpatientUnit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.Born June 1, 1929, she was adaughter of the late Ignatz, andCatherine Stanavage Laukaitus.Frances resided in Plymouthmostofherlife,andshewasagradu-ate of Plymouth High School.She was employed at Gent J.Manufacturing, Plymouth. Frances was a member of S.S. Peter & PaulUkrainian Catholic Church, Ply-mouth.Shewasprecededindeathbyherhusband,Dimitri,whopassedawayin 2001; brothers, Andrew Laukai-tus, Anthony Malesky, Joseph Ma-lesky, George Malesky, and CharlesLaukaitus; sisters, Aldona Laukai-tus,DellaCallahan,AnnaJanovitch,Eleanor Wanyo, and Margaret Lu-kas.Survivingareherlovingchildren,Rebecca Molecavage and her hus-band, Thomas, Luzerne; JamesBencho, Wyoming; John Bencho,Nanticoke; David Bencho, Ply-mouth; Susan Stahley and her hus-band,John,HunlockCreek;LisaAl-lan,Berwick,Pa.;andKimberlyDe-Muzzio and her husband, Charles,Larksville; grandchildren, ThomasMolecavage Jr. and his wife, Juli,Kingston; John Bencho Jr., Nanti-coke; AaronBencho, Exeter; NicoleBencho, Wyoming; Christina andJohn Stahley, Hunlock Creek; andEvan DeMuzzio, Larksville; great-grandchildren, Isabella Molecavageand Ryder Bencho; brother AlbertLaukaitus, Spain; as well as numer-ous nieces and nephews; and herloyalcompanionandpetdog,Oreo.Frances will be sadly missed byall who knew her. She loved to gar-den, shop, and spend time with herchildren and grandchildren. Hersmile, laugh and wit will live in ourhearts forever.
Funeral will be held
at 11 a.m. WednesdayfromtheS.J.Grontkow-ski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St.,Plymouth, followed by funeral ser- vice at 11:30 a.m. in S.S. Peter &Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church,Plymouth. Interment will be in theParish Cemetery, Plymouth Town-ship. Family and friends may callfrom 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday evening.ParastasServicewillbe6p.m.Tues-day evening with the Rev. RomanPetryshak officiating.
arry L. Spaide, 58, of SlocumRoad,Wapwallopen,diedSatur-day, April16, 2011, at home.BornonJanuary13,1953,inNan-ticoke, he was a son of Helen Eck-roteSpaide, andthelateWilliamO.Spaide Sr.He was a graduate of CrestwoodHigh School.Mr. Spaide was employed as ashippingandreceivingclerkforBri-don American Corp., Hanover In-dustrial Park.HewasamemberofFaithUnitedMethodist Church, Slocum Town-ship.In addition to his father, Mr.Spaidewasprecededindeathbyhisbrother-in-law Jerry Baratta andniece Sara Rose Feisel.Surviving, in addition to hismother, are his wife of 31years, theformerSusanOlzinski;brother,Wil-liam O. Spaide Jr., Nanticoke; sis-ters, Wilma Baratta, Slocum; Mar-tha Feisel and her husband, Paul,Slocum; and Ann Payne and herhusband,Donald,Houston,Texas;aniece, and nine nephews.
at10a.m.WednesdayattheStanleyS.Stegura Funeral Home Inc., 614 S.HanoverSt,NanticokewiththeRev.Scott Ryan, Pastor of Faith UnitedMethodist Church, officiating. In-terment will be in Slocum Cemete-ry, Slocum Township. Friends maycall from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Thefamilyrequeststhatinlieuof flowers, donations be made to theSlocum Ambulance Association orthe Faith United Methodist Churchin Barry’s memory.
earl Schwartz, of Naples, Fla.,died Saturday, April16, 2011, inAvow Hospice, Naples.Born in Plains Township, he wasa son of the late Jacob and KatieRashewsky Schwartz and was agraduate of Plains Township HighSchool.Mr. Schwartz served in the U.S.Army during World War II, andownedandoperatedTheGlenMar-ket, Moosic, with his brothers.BearlwasamemberofCongrega-tion Ohav Zedek, the Jewish Com-munity Center and other civic andreligious organizations.He was preceded in death by hisbrothers, Irving “Ozzie,” Aaron,Asher and Sam.He is survived by his loving wife,Bernice, Naples Fla.; daughters,Deborah Marcus and her husband,Dan, Amherst, Wis.; Karen Mousa,Owings Mills, Md.; four grandchil-dren;onegreat-grandson;aswellasnieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral service
will be held at1:30 p.m. todayin Ohav Zedek Cemetery, Hanover Township.Memorial contributions, if desir-ed, may be made to Avow Hospice,or charity of donor’s choice.Condolences may be sent by vis-iting his obituary at www.rosen-bergfuneralchapel.com.
– The Dallas EasternStar Building Association willhold an inside and outside craftand flea market May 7, from 9a.m. to 3 p.m.During the craft and flea mar-ket the association will be serving lunch, and will be selling its“famous” Welsh cookies. For vendor information, call DianneCorby at 570-675-4893.
– The hosecompany’s annual Good FridayFish Fry will be held on Friday atthe fire station banquet hall.Dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. andthe last seating will be at 8:30p.m. The annual dinner featuresfish, fried in the hose company’ssecret beer batter recipe, withhand-cut French fries, homemadecoleslaw and a dinner roll. Fresh-ly made pizza will also be avail-able. Pizza will also be availableby the tray for take out only. There will also be a gift basketraffle, Holland Lopps RabbitRaffle, and a guest appearance bythe Easter Bunny. Tickets are $8 for adults andchildren. Children under 8 arefree.
– TheRepublican Party will be selling barbecue chicken dinners noon to4 p.m. May1, at the fire hall. Tickets will be available from allmembers and at the door. Eventis dine in or takeout.Mayor Carol Kuren would likeany resident or past residentlooking to buy a memorial brickto be displayed on a wall in themunicipal building to leave theirname with Maria at (570) 208-4635 ext. 248.One wall has already beenfilled and the township they would like to start another wall,but it needs to know if there isenough interest to begin thesecond wall. Bricks cost $35, $50,and $100 for different sizes.
– State Rep.Karen Boback announced herplan to reintroduce legislationthat would increase the requireddistance between natural gas wells and waterways, and re-quire well operators to notifylandowners within a certainproximity of proposed gas wells.Boback’s legislation wouldrequire that any drilling permitapplication contain the names of all surface landowners with water supplies within 5,500 feetof a proposed well. It would alsorequire permit applications toinclude: the zone of influence of groundwater, an analysis of thetravel time of a release to thenearest waterway, and the in-clusion of an emergency con-tingency plan. The legislation enumeratescertain stipulations for the DEPas well. The department wouldbe required to notify all publicdrinking water operators withinthe watershed of drilling permitapplications within10 days of receipt. The also directs DEP to con- vene a meeting among the welloperator, the department andthe public water supply operator within 25 days to review theapplication, and publish a noticeabout the permit in the PA bul-letin.Finally, the legislation wouldplace limits on the proximity of proposed wells to waterways. Itspecifies that no well site thatuses hydraulic fracking or hori-zontal drilling may be drilled within 3,000 feet of or underany drinking water reservoir,community water system, orlake that is located within theboundaries of a borough orsecond-class township. The distance between a gas well and the nearest building or waterway is also increased to1,000 feet.
. –Leonard William Jurewicz Jr. was charged Friday with steal-ing two handguns from hisfather’s residence on GrossRoad, state police at Hazletonsaid. The son admitted taking theguns and was charged with theftand receiving stolen property,state police said. Jurewicz isheld in the Luzerne CountyCorrectional Facility on un-related charges and will be ar-raigned today.
– Citypolice reported the following:• Raymond Simon said Sun-day morning that his apartmenton West Chestnut was brokeninto and an interior door wasdamaged.• Patricia Thomas of HortonStreet said Sunday morning thather dark blue, 2000 ChevroletCavalier coupe was stolen. Thecar’s Pennsylvania license plate was GTB-7072.• Daniel Wunner, 30, of SouthMemorial Highway, Trucksville, will be charged with harassmentfor allegedly grabbing ChristinaLevandosky during an argumentat her apartment on West Chest-nut Street on Wednesday.• A man wanted on a war-rant from Lackawanna County was taken into custody Sat-urday morning after a trafficstop in the area of NorthPennsylvania Avenue andNorth Street. Timothy White,30, West Mary Street, OldForge, also had drug par-aphernalia in his possession,police said. White was com-mitted to the Luzerne CountyCorrectional Facility on the warrant and will be charged with possession of drug par-aphernalia, police said.
LOS ANGELES — Moviefans are going to "Rio" in big numbers, but they’re not quitescreaming over the latest in-stallment of a horror-comedyfranchise. The 20th Century Fox ani-matedfamilyflick"Rio,"featur-ing the voices of Anne Hatha- way and Jesse Eisenberg, ledthe weekend box office with ahealthy $40 million debut, ac-cording to studio estimatesSunday.It was the best debut so farthis year, topping another ani-mated comedy, "Rango," byabout $2 million. The slasher comedy "Scream4," released by the WeinsteinCo. banner Dimension Films,opened at No. 2 with just $19.3million. That’s a fraction of thebusiness for the previous twosequels, which both debuted atmore than $30 million morethan a decade ago.Business finally climbed forHollywood,whichhasbeeninaprolonged slide. Revenues rosefor only the second time sincelast November, coming in at$134 million, up 12 percentcomparedtothesameweekendlast year, when "Kick-Ass" led with $19.8 million."I’m going to be so bold as tosaythismaybethebeginningof the turnaround," said Paul Der-garabedian, box-office analystforHollywood.com."Summer’salmost here and it’s the mostimportant movie-going season.Itcouldn’tbecomingatabettertime."After two weekends in theNo.1spot,RussellBrand’sEast-er bunny tale "Hop" slipped tothird-place with $11.2 million.Released by Universal, "Hop"raised its total to $82.6 million. The weekend’s other new wider release, director RobertRedford’sLincoln-assassinationdrama "The Conspirator," pre-miered at No. 9 with $3.9 mil-lion. The movie stars Robin Wright and James McAvoy in acourtroom tale of a woman ac-cused of aiding Lincoln assas-sin John Wilkes Booth."Rio" opened well above Foxstudio expectations. A tale of romance and smuggling involv-ing rare birds, "Rio" openedoverseas a week earlier and hasclimbed to a $168 million total worldwide."It’sworkingineverycountryon the planet," said Fox distri-bution executive Bert Living-ston."It’sG-rated,whichmeansit’s for everybody." With many children out of school over the next week lead-ing into Easter, "Rio" has solidplayingtimeaheadofit,Living-ston said.Receiptsfor"Scream4"camein a bit under industry expecta-tions and well below the $30-million-plus openings for"Scream 2" and "Scream 3.""Scream 4" reunites the starsof the original three movies —Neve Campbell, Courtney CoxandDavidArquette—andaddsnew young cast members in-cluding Emma Roberts, Hay-den Panettiere and Rory Cul-kin.
‘Rio’ arrives at top of box office
The slasher comedy "Scream4" opened at No. 2 with just$19.3 million.
AP Movie Writer
LANCASTER — Animal wel-fare advocates are celebrating astateSenatecommitteevoteonameasure that would outlaw pi-geon shoots and other targetshoots with live animals, whichthey say is the first such vote ontheissueinalmostadozenyears. The Senate Judiciary Commit-teevoted11-3infavorofthemea-sure, which prohibits "use of liveanimalsorfowlfortargetsattrapshootorblockshoot"gatherings.Anyone who organizes, operatesor conducts such an activity would be guilty of a summary of-fense under the state’s animalcruelty statute. The measurenow heads to the full Senate."I’m elated," said Heidi Pres-cott,seniorvicepresidentofcam-paignsfortheHumaneSocietyof the United States, which says it’sthe first time such a bill has been votedoninthecommonwealthin11 years. She said she isn’t sure why such measures have stalledfor so long, given how much op-position there is to pigeon shoot-ing among the general public.“They see it as cruelty, likedog-fighting or cockfighting,”she said. “It’s a horrifying prac-tice.”If the bill becomes law, Pres-cott said she expects Pennsylva-nia pigeon shoots to become ob-solete,becausetheytakeplaceintheopen.Unlikecockfighting,forexample, pigeon shoots can’t oc-curbehindcloseddoors,shesaid.A 1999 Pennsylvania SupremeCourt decision ruled that crueltyofficers could bring chargesagainst pigeon-shoot participa-nts, which led to the end of theHegins Labor Day Pigeon Shootin Schuylkill County, Prescottsaid.“But that was not enough toshut them (all) down,” she said.Pigeon shoots still took place atprivate clubs in Berks, Dauphinand Bucks counties.“Pennsylvania is the only state where live pigeon shoots areopenly staged,” Prescott said. The National Rifle Associ-ation’s Institute for LegislativeActionreleasedastatementafterthe vote calling bird shooting a"historic and legitimate activitysteeped in tradition with manyparticipantsthroughoutthecom-monwealth and around the world."Severalstatesenatorssaidthey willbestudyingthemeasureandtalking to constituents.
State bill would outlawevents like pigeon shoots
Senate committee approvesmeasure to make target shootswith live animals illegal.
The Associated Press