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politicalprotestson Public Square inWilkes-Barre on Page 3A inTuesday’s editions requires aclarification. The story shouldhave noted that Steve Simko,63, of Harding, who said hehas been “bird dogging” U.S.Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton,for a year to get a meeting,met with the congressman athis Hazleton office for about30 minutes on Sept. 28, ac-cording to Barletta’s commu-nications director Shawn M.Kelly.
Tuesday’s edi-tion of The Times Leader gavethe incorrect winner of thefield hockey game betweenNanticoke and Wyoming Area.The story should have saidthat Serra Degman scored thelone goal as Wyoming Areadefeated Nanticoke1-0 in aWVC Division 2 game Monday.Brianna Murray assisted onthe goal. Alexa Gorski postedfive saves for the shutout.
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rene M. Nalbach, 92, formerly of Park Towers,1E. Green St., Nan-ticoke, passed away late Sundayevening,October9,2011,atGuardi-an Elder Care, Sheatown. She wasbornJanuary24,1919,inNanticoke,a daughter to the late Joseph andCecelia Orlowski Ziolkowski.Irene was a graduate of Nanti-cokeHighSchool,classof1937,andawas amemberof St. FaustinaPar-ish (Holy Trinity Church), whereshe was a member of the church’s Women’sCatholicCouncil.Shewasalso associated with the Polish Women’s Alliance, Holy TrinitySchoolGuildandtheAmVetsAuxil-iary.Irene was employed as a packerfor Pioneer Dress Factory, Wilkes-Barre,andtheAcmeMarketinNan-ticoke as a checker.Shewasprecededindeathbyherhusband, Charles, in 2004; and byone brother; and six sisters.Presently surviving are a daugh-ter, Charlene Yanchik, Mt. Laurel,N.J.; several nieces and nephews,and grandnieces and nephews.
will be held at10:30a.m.SaturdayfromtheGront-kowski Funeral Home P.C., 51 W.Green St., Nanticoke, with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St.Faustina Parish (Holy TrinityChurch). Interment will be in Holy TrinityCemetery.Callinghourswillbe held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.Inlieuofflowers,familyasksthatdonations be made to St. FaustinaParish.
Irene M. Nalbach
October 9, 2011
illiam Bartleson, 85, of Exeter,passedawayMonday,October10, 2011, in the Highland ManorNursing and Convalescent Center,Exeter.BorninKingston,hewasasonof the late Pearl Bartleson. He servedintheU.S.NavyduringWorldWarIIas a petty officer 2nd class.He was a graduate of LuzerneHigh School, class of 1943. Bill re-sidedinLuzernefor50yearsbeforerelocatingtoExeterin1996.Hewasemployed as a cabinet maker at Ge-orge B. Steinhouse for 20 years andSuperior Mill Works for 22 years. William was a member of theVFWPostNo.283KingstonandtheFOE, formerly of Wyoming.Preceding him in death was hislongtime companion, Helen La-porte.Surviving is his stepson Ron La-porte and his wife, Regina PerroneMattie Laporte, Pittston.
will be heldat 10 a.m. Thursday in theMetcalfe and Shaver Funeral HomeInc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, withtheRev.JeffreyKlansek,oftheFirst Baptist Church of Wyoming,officiating. Interment will be inChapel Lawn Cemetery, Dallas.Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. un-til the time of service Thursday.
enevieve A. Keefe, 85, of Prin-gle, died Monday, October 10,2011, in Riverstreet Manor, Wilkes-Barre.She was born in Larksville, adaughter of the late Andrew andMary Giza Kush. She was formerlyemployed by Duplan Corporationandalsoworkedfor35yearsatCon-solidated Cigar, Kingston.Genevieve was a member or theSenior Center, Wilkes-Barre, and aformermemberoftheLadies’Auxil-iaryofthePringleHoseCo.Shewasalso a member of St. IgnatiusChurch, Kingston.Shewasprecededindeathbyherhusband, Robert W. Keefe, in 1978;and by six brothers and two sisters.Genevieveissurvivedbyherchil-dren, Ann Marie Brennan, Rich-mond, Va., Robert Keefe, Dallas,and Debra Gulich, Kingston; sevengrandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
be at 9 a.m. Thurs-day from the Kopicki FuneralHome, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston, with Mass of Christian Burial at9:30 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church. In-terment will be in the parish ceme-tery, Pringle. Friends may call from6 to 8 p.m. today.
Genevieve A. Keefe
ary Lou Capristo, of ParrishStreet, Wilkes-Barre, died Tuesday, October 11, 2011, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.Born January 4,1922, in Mount Ver-non, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Belle To-lar Teague.She graduated from San AngeloHigh School, Texas, class of 1940.Mary Lou was formerly employedby Bell Telephone Co. of Las Vegas,Kansas, Texas and Wilkes-Barre.Prior to retirement, she was a for-mer president of Telecom Pioneersof Wilkes-Barre.She enjoyed sewing for familyand friends and also baking birth-day cakes.Mary Lou was a member of St.Andrew’s Parish, Wilkes-Barre, where she worked the bazaars andchurch dinners.Shewasprecededindeathbyherhusband,Michael;sonMichael;andbrother, Sammie Teague.Survived are her children Cathyand her husband, Robert Scocozzo, Wilkes-Barre, and James C. Capris-to,Wilkes-Barre;grandchildren,Mi-chael and Mia Scocozzo, JameeRuccoandNicholasCapristo;great-grandchildren, Sebastian and Soph-ia Rucco; sister, Treasure Cannon,New Iberia, Louisiana; as well asseveral nieces and nephews.
beheldat9a.m.Fri-day from the Mamary-Durkin Fu-neral Services, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Chris-tian Burial held at 9:30 a.m. in St.Andrew’sChurch.IntermentwillbeheldinSt.Mary’sCemetery,Hanov-er Township. Friends may call from4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Mary Lou Capristo
aryConwayAzain,83,formerlyof Wilkes-Barre, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at St.Mary’s Hospice House in Athens,Ga.Born September 29, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Neal andCatherineKeatingConwayofSugarNotch.Mary was a graduate of St. Leo’sHigh School in Ashley and was alife-longmemberofSt.CharlesBor-romeo Church (now Holy Family)in Sugar Notch. She was employedin the garment industry for many years.Mary was preceded in death byher brothers, Joseph and Neal Con- way.Mary enjoyed traveling andspendingtimewithfamily,especial-ly visiting her granddaughters.She and her husband were char-ter members of the Bishop HobanParents Club.She and her husband, Joseph, would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary October 16,2011.Inadditiontoherhusband,sheissurvived by her son, Michael, andhis wife, Linda, Watkinsville, Ga.;granddaughters, Katherine and Sa-rah Azain, Watkinsville, Ga.; sister,Dorothy Namey, and her husband,Joseph,SugarNotch;andnumerousnieces and nephews.
beheldat9a.m.Sat-urday from the Mamary-Durkin Fu-neral Services, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Chris-tianBurialat9:30a.m.inHolyFam-ilyChurch,SugarNotch.Interment willbeheldinSt.Mary’sAntiochianOrthodox Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 5to 7 p.m. Friday. Those who desire may give me-morialcontributionstoAlzheimer’sAssociation; or St. Jude Children’sResearchHospital,Memphis,Tenn.
Mary Conway Azain
October 5, 2011 WASHINGTON — Unitedagainst Barack Obama, SenateRepublicansvotedTuesdaynightto kill the jobs package the presi-dent had spent weeks campaign-ingforacrossthecountry,asting-inglossatthehandsoflawmakersopposed to stimulus-style spend-ingandataxincreaseonthevery wealthy. The$447billionplandiedona50-49tallythatgarneredamajor-ityofthe100-memberSenatebutfellwellshortofthe60votesneed-edtokeepthebillalive.Thetallyhadbeen51-48,butSenateMajor-ity Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,switchedhisvoteto“nay”sothathecouldforceafuturerevote.Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of ScrantonjoinedmostDemocrats votingforthejobsbill,whileGOPSen. Pat Toomey of Zionsville joined other Republicans in vot-ingagainstthemeasure.“PresidentObama’slateststim-ulusbillcontainshundredsofbil-lions of dollars in increasedspending and more tax hikes, whichwon’tcreatejobsanymorethan his last stimulus bill did,” Toomeysaidinastatement.“With the unemployment rateat 9.1 percent, we do not havetime to waste on political gamesandbigtaxincreasesthatwillon-ly make our economy weaker forallAmericans.” Toomeysaidhesupportsa“re-al jobs plan” that includes reduc-ingfederalregulationsandratify-ing pending trade agreements with Colombia, South Korea andPanama, which he says will in-creasePennsylvaniaexports.But Casey said he has advocat-ed breaking up the jobs bill intodifferent pieces, “starting withthetaxcuttohelpbusinesseshire workers.”Partisan gridlock in Congress“has again halted efforts to putPennsylvaniansbacktowork.To-night’s vote wasn’t even on pas-sage of the jobs bill. It was on whether to begin debate,” Caseysaidinastatementafterthevote. The demise of Obama’s pack-age was expected, despite hiscampaign-style efforts to swing the public behind it. The WhiteHouse and leaders in Congress were already moving on to alter-native ways to address the na-tion’s painful 9.1 percent unem-ployment,includingbreakingthelegislation into smaller, more di-gestible pieces and approving long-stalledtradebills. TheWhiteHouseappearsmostconfident that it will be able tocontinuea2-percentage-pointSo-cial Security payroll tax cutthrough2012andtoextendemer-gency unemployment benefits tomillions of people — if only be-cause, in the White House view,Republicanswon’twanttoacceptthepoliticalharmoflettingthoseprovisionsexpire.
TimesLeaderWashingtoncor- respondent Jonathan Riskindcontributedtothisreport.
GOP senators defeat Obama’s jobs bill
Focus will now be on voting onparts of the package partiesmight be able to agree on.
The Associated Press
NESCOPECK – A truck driversurvived a crash down a steepembankmentTuesday,onlytobestruckandkilledbyanothervehi-cle after climbing back to theroadway. The crash occurred Tuesdaymorningintheeastboundlaneof Interstate 80 near exit 256, Co-nyngham/Nescopeck. It shutdown the highway’s eastboundlane for several hours as investi-gators pieced together the sceneand recovered the truck.State police at Hazleton saidthedriverlostcontrolofthetrac-tor-trailer and traveled off theshoulder of the highway anddown an embankment, coming to a rest on its side at the bottomof the hill. The driver climbed out of thetruck, over the guardrail andback to the roadway, where he was fatally struck by another ve-hicle, state police said.State police said the driver of the second vehicle did not stopandtheyaretreatingtheincidentas a hit-and-run.State police are seeking infor-mation about the vehicle thatstruck the man.State police have not releasedthe name of the victim.
Driver killedafter survivingplunge off I-80
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HANOVER, N.H. — Presiden-tial candidate Mitt Romney tooksome less staunchly conserva-tive stands than his rivals intheir debate Tuesday night, de-claring he can work with “good”Democrats and positioning him-self closer to the center in line with his claim that he can drawcrucial independent voters innext year’s general election.He even defended portions of the Wall Street bailout, a partic-ular sore point with many con-servative voters who will playan important role in choosing the Republican nominee next winter and spring.But the former Massachusettsgovernor joined the others insharply criticizing numerous as-pects of President Barack Oba-ma’s economic policies in a de-bate focused on the nation’s fraileconomy.Stealing a bit of attentionfrom the debate, Romney pickedup New Jersey Gov. Chris Chris-tie’s endorsement a few hoursbefore it began. He’s hoping thatendorsement, by a man consid-ered a possible major contenderuntil recently, will help cementhis support among the GOP es-tablishment and nurture an im-age that he’s the party’s inevi-table nominee.Romney said no one likes theidea of bailing out big WallStreet firms. However, he said,many of the actions taken in2008 and 2009 were needed tokeep the dollar’s value fromplummeting and “to make surethat we didn’t all lose our jobs.” The nation was on a precip-ice, Romney said, “and we couldhave had a complete melt-down.” The bailouts are a touchy sub- ject in the campaign, as manyGOP voters fault Obama’s hand-ling of the matter. Romney saidhe disagreed with Obama’s ac-tions to shore up General Mo-tors and Chrysler, although theadministration says the moves were highly successful andmuch of the federal money hasbeen repaid.Romney also said he would work with “good” Democrats tolead the country out of econom-ic crisis. He said that’s what hedid as Massachusetts governorand what he would do if he winsthe White House. Texas Gov. Rick Perry wasnot asked about the bailouts,but his campaign distributed hispast statements saying “govern-ment should not be in the busi-ness of using taxpayer dollars tobail out corporate America.”In the debate, sponsored byBloomberg News and the Wash-ington Post, Perry said the gov-ernment must open the way formore production of domesticenergy sources. The nationmust “pull back those regula-tions that are strangling Amer-ican entrepreneurship,” Perrysaid.Former pizza company exec-utive Herman Cain repeated hiscall for replacing the U.S. taxcode with a 9 percent nationalsales tax and a 9 percent levy onpersonal and corporate income.Given a chance to assail WallStreet, Minnesota Rep. MicheleBachmann blamed too muchregulation. She also said Obama wants to let Medicare collapse,pushing everyone into “Obama-care,” the health overhaulpassed by congressional Demo-crats in 2010.Former House Speaker NewtGingrich blamed Federal Re-serve Chairman Ben Bernankefor the recession.Also criticizing aspects of Obama’s administration wereRep. Ron Paul of Texas, formerUtah Gov. Jon Huntsman andformer Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.Meanwhile, Obama defendedhis economic policies and crit-icized his Republican foes in a visit to the general election bat-tleground of Pennsylvania.In the debate, Gingrich saidAmericans have a right to beangry about the economy, buthe said that the solution is firing Bernanke and Treasury Secreta-ry Timothy Geithner.“If they want to really changethings, the first person to fire isBernanke, who is a disastrouschairman of the Federal Re-serve. The second person to fireis Geithner,” Gingrich said.Many of Cain’s rivals went af-ter his “9-9-9” tax plan — bothseriously and in jest.“I thought it was the price of a pizza when I first heard it,”Huntsman joked.
Romney strikes more moderate tone in GOP debate
Ex-gov. picks up Christie’sbacking. Candidates taketurns blasting Obama.