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The pillar of a local business, who survived a devastating turnof events during the 1972 AgnesFlood that ravaged the area, haspassed away.Elizabeth Chacko, the found-ing partner of Chacko’s FamilyBowling Center in Wilkes-Barre,passed away Wednesday in Geis-inger South Wilkes-Barre Hospi-tal after being stricken ill withcancer. She was 83.“She was determined, verytough, and sheusually got her way withthings,” saidKara Chacko,29, of Swoyers- ville, the oldestgranddaughterof the lateChacko.“She was a smart woman whoknew exactly what to do. Forsomereasonheranswerswereal- ways dead on; whether in life orin business.”On top of being a businesswo-man and family matriarch, “Be-tty,’’ as she was known by familyandfriends,wasalsoanavidbow-ler, participating at the centertwo times a week prior to her ill-ness.“She was a wonderful woman whokeptherfamilyinatightknitgroupatthebowlingcenter,”saidBob Gebhardt, 27, of Shaver-town, a longtime league bowlerandformeremployeeatChacko’sFamily Bowling Center. “Whatshesaidwasthewaythingsweredone.”In remembering her grand-mother, Kara Chackoreminiscedabout the sentimental gifts in which her grandmother present-ed to the women of the Chackofamily.“A few Christmases ago, shecameoutandbroughtthewomenandgirlsinthefamily,eachoneof us,apieceofherjewelryfromhermother and my grandfather. Shetoldusto‘keepitalive’.Thatwasareallytouchingmomentforus.”Overcoming adversity wouldbe an appropriate motto for theChackofamily,stretchingbacktothe days prior to the AgnesFlood.According to her obituary, Be-tty and her late husband, JohnChackoSr.,purchasedtheirorigi-nal bowling center location onSouthMainStreet,Wilkes-Barre,one day prior to the flood.“My grandfather wanted tostart a bowling center. He didn’t want to work for other people,and he wanted a family busi-ness,” said Kara Chacko. “She was a realist while my grandfa-ther was dreaming at that point. Theybothdecidedtodoit.Theysat down with the family andsignedthepapersadaybeforetheflood hit. The next morning, theflood came and everything wasdestroyed.Everythingrottedandthey gut the entire building. They got what they needed andreally rebuilt it from the groundup with the help of the family.” Thirty years later, the familysmiles when the subject isbrought up.“Now we joke and say it was asign,”Chackosaid.“Anymoreit’sa ‘can-you-believe-it’ story. That wassomethingtoteaseheraboutit.Thattypeofthinghastotakealot out of you. That was anotherthing she overcame. She was hit with a lot, but it all made herstronger.”
Founding partner of bowling alley dies
Elizabeth Chacko started theWilkes-Barre business withher late husband.
U.S. Rep. Tom Marino earnedincome last year from threeFlorida rental properties andconsulting and attorneys fees,according to the 2010 financialdisclosure statement he filedFriday. The freshman Republicanfrom Lycoming Township re-ceived an extension to file theform originally due May 15.He and his wife Edith ownedtwo homes in St. Cloud, Fla.that provided combined rentalincome from $5,202 to $16,000a year, according to the form. The form allows for filers tolist ranges rather than specificamounts.A condominium in Marathonprovided between $1,001 and$2,500 in additional rent. The couple obtained mort-gages for the St. Cloud proper-ties; one from Wells Fargo inOctober 2005 with a value be-tween $100,001 and $250,000;and the other from AmericanHome Mortgage in November2006 valued between $250,001and $500,000.Property records from Osceo-la County, Fla. reported a saleprice of $449,500 for a propertyon Cedar Key Trail in 2005. Theother property on WinrunCourt had a sale price of $316,800 in2006.However,2011 tax billsindicated theproperties’ val-ues have drop-ped. The Win-run propertyhad an appraised value of $165,200, while the Cedar Key Trail’s value was $180,500.He also reported between$1,001 and $2,500 in unearnedincome in the form of divi-dends/capital gains from AXAAdvisors.He listed two sales of assetsthrough AXA Advisors; oneranged between $50,001 and$100,000; the other was be-tween $15,001 and $50,000.Marino reported earned in-come totaling $140,168 for the year. He listed $17,728 in at-torneys fee, including $2,500from the firm of Costopoulos,Foster & Fields in Lemoyne.JDM Consultants of Watson-town paid him $9,125 in con-sulting fees. However IRA dis-tributions totaling $113,515 ac-counted for most of his earn-ings.As of last December he owedbetween $10,001 and $15,000 ona revolving MasterCard ac-count. The only position he listed onthe form was state treasurer with Order Sons of Italy inAmerica – Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. He did not re-ceive any compensation, accord-ing to the disclosure statement.
Marino gets incomefrom 3 rental sites
The 10th District congressmanfiles his financial disclosurestatement for last year.
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ohn Miller of Swoyersville, left, chats with Carol Cierniakoski, supervisor Joann Aus-tin, and Margaret Harris of the Osterhout Library at the third annual rooftop party tobenefit the Osterhout Library North Branch at the Intermodal Center in Wilkes-Barre onFriday evening.
ROSEVILLE, Minn. — A Min-nesota couple have won a nearly$229 million Powerball lottery jackpot. The lottery says Thomas Mor-ris bought the winning ticket onAug.10 at a convenience store inLakeville.He and his wife, Kathleen,came forward Friday. The Burnsville couple havebeen married for 38 years.Kathleen Morris said that when they met with their finan-cial adviser on Monday, early re-tirement “didn’t look so good.” Winning the Powerball shouldhelp their financial situation. The Morrises have 60 days todecide whether to take about$123 million in cash now, which would be about $84 million aftertaxes, or a full payout over 30 years.Lottery officials say it’s thelargest jackpot ever won in Min-nesota.
Minnesota couple takes$229M Powerball jackpot
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Divorces sought and filed in theLuzerne County Prothonotary’sOffice from Aug. 8 through12,2011:
Kimberly M. Herron, Exeter andPaul J. Herron, Sr., MountainTop
Ryan E. Klingaman, Drums andChristine N. Klingaman, Drums
Jaitza E. Melendez, Hazletonand Miguel Angel Torres Rivera,Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Lu Ann Hancock, West Pittstonand William E. Hancock, Jr.,West Pittston
Melissa A. Nichols, Wapwallopenand Harry J. Nichols, HunlockCreek
Marilen Ogin, Wilkes-Barre andJohn Ogin, Wilkes-Barre
Barbara Makara, Freeland andThomas M. Makara, Weston
James Glenn Freeman, Dallasand Bethann Freeman, Moun-tain Top
Doris M. Dabbieri, Exeter andNicholas Dabbieri, Kingston
Linda Paluska, Wapwallopen andEverett Paluska, Wapwallopen
Charles Harris, Ashley andColleen Harris, AshleyMarriage license applications filedin the Luzerne County Registerof Wills Office from Aug. 8through12, 2011:
Daniel Mark Swanson and Sta-cey Ann Wilcox
Michael D. Nashnicki and LizaTimchack
Bernard William Graham, III andLinda Steininger
Adam John Kosick and DianaMarie Cottrell
Christian Harvey Wielage andLauren Toczylowski
John JesseNemic, III and NicolePhilomena DeLucia
Jared Elam and SamanthaDimmick
Marc Joseph Brooks and TaraLynn Long
William R. Hauze, Jr. and TiffanyWysocki
Timothy M. Johnson and SarahM. Hollock
Robert Charles Clark and SusanDiane Degilio
Weston A. Morgan and AmberLynn Lauri
Todd Christopher Henry andHeather Marie Hoffman
Jason Bridges and Teresa B.Tuggle
Bruce John Pitts, II and JenniferLouise Scalzo
Edward Kwarcinski and JenniferLynn Gatusky
Steven G. Brace and KarenaZbed
Matthew Mark Daniels andNellie Ann Sanchez
John Stephen Ulichney, Jr. andMary Gertrude Morganti
Charles Jason Haushalter andBrittany Lee Taylor
John William McArdle and AnnJasnoski
Charles S. Watkins, II and Lori A.McHugh
Angel Moreira and CarmenRosario
Shawn Shemanski and Saman-tha Minsavage
Joseph Francis Zippilli, Jr. andShannon Julia Davis
Brian Joseph Graham and Karis-sa Anne Conklin
Randal Steven Sabol and Patri-cia Ann Abramcheck
Christopher Wayne Ruth andStasia Sutton
Jonathan Michael Minnick andDanielle Marie Scholl
Andre Bermudez and AmyZigmont
Justine Wayne Gilmer andAmanda Nicole Biros
Jeffrey Allen Talarico and Va-nessaAnn Silla
Steven Nordheim and AmyVaclav
Jeffrey Thomas Mullen andShelby Taryn Williamson
David Zachary Lantz and KieraPritchard
Sean Patrick Roche and SandraVenetz
Glenn Alan Zimmerman andShannon Bridget Rushton
Robert Paul Yashinski, Jr. andDanielle Lynn Piszak
Paul John Sonday, Jr. and Melis-sa Sue McFadden
David James Mooers, Jr. andNicole Marie Knack
DIVORCES AND MARRIAGES
– A Tunkhan-nock man was arrested onevidence of drunken driving after he crashed into the RedRooster Restaurant, injuring two patrons on Thursday.State police at Wyoming saidRodney J. Lanning, 46, wastraveling west on state Route118 when he turned into thePikes Creek Beverage parking lot and struck a parked vehicleat about 6 p.m.Lanning continued to drive,passing through a field andcolliding into a 2008 Subaru,operated by Anthony Coletti,21, of Hunlock Township, who was traveling west on Route118.State police said Lanning drove through a parking lot andcrashed through a wall at therestaurant, injuring MarieHavens and James Havens, who were seated in a booth.Lanning, a passenger in his vehicle, Richard Weaver, 48, of Sweet Valley, and the Havens were transported to GeisingerMedical Center, Danville, forinjuries. While at the hospital, statepolice Trooper Ralph Roma-nowski allegedly detected anodor of alcohol on Lanning.Lanning submitted to a bloodalcohol test, state police said.Coletti and a passenger in his vehicle, Holly May, 21, of Shick-shinny, were not injured.Any witness to the crash isasked to contact Trooper Ro-manowski at 697-2000.
– A man wasarraigned Friday on charges heassaulted a woman.Chris Samuel Alba, 34, of Chamberlain Street, Plains Township, was charged withsimple assault and harassment.He was released on $3,000unsecured bail. Township police arrestedAlba after Nicole Herronclaimed he choked her andpunched her in the face insidetheir shared residence at about12:15 a.m. Friday, according tothe criminal complaint.A preliminary hearing isscheduled on Aug.16 beforeDistrict Judge Diana Malast inPlains Township.
– A man was arraigned Friday on charg-es he stole metal from a garageon Newhart Street.Eric Rogowski, 25, lastknown address as Willow Lane,Hunlock Township, wascharged with theft. He was jailed at the Luzerne CountyCorrectional Facility for lack of $3,000 bail.Police allege Rogowski en-tered a garage and stole metalhe sold at a junkyard in Larks- ville on June 21, according tothe criminal complaint.A preliminary hearing isscheduled on Aug.18 beforeDistrict Judge James Tupper inKingston Township.
– A break-fast fundraiser for state Rep.Phyllis Mundy, D-Kingston, willbe held from 9 to11a.m. Sept.24 at Genetti’s Conference Cen-ter. This year’s event will featureas guest speaker former DEPSecretary John Hanger. The costof the event is $20.For tickets, e-mail email@example.com orcall 570-407-0173.
– A Hard-ing man sentenced last monthto 5½ to11years in state prisonon a charge relating to the sex-ual assault of a then-teen girlhas appealed his sentence to thestate Superior Court.Mark McCloskey, 44, who wassentenced in early July by Lu-zerne County Judge Tina Po-lachek Gartley, filed the appealthrough his attorney NandaPalissery.McCloskey pleaded guilty to acharge of unlawful contact witha minor.McCloskey was charged withhaving sexual contact with thegirl from November 2008 toMay 2009. According to courtpapers, on May18, 2009, theteen’s grandfather told policethat McCloskey sexually assault-ed her on more than one occa-sion.