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The Express-Times for October 30, 2012

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Sandy’s surge
‘This is an extremely dangerous situation’
BY NICK FALSONE The Express-Times

The threat of Hurricane Sandy paralyzed the Lehigh Valley and northwest New Jersey on Monday as residents and officials braced for pulverizing conditions that were only expected to intensify overnight into today. Power outages and the potential for flooding plagued the entire region. In Bethlehem, officials ordered apartments evacuated near the Monocacy Creek. In Easton, fears of a citywide power loss prompted the mayor to set a 9 p.m. Monday curfew. Emergency shelters opened in Belvidere, Phillipsburg and elsewhere. The greater threat to the region appeared to be wind rather than rain, forecasters said Monday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for all of Lehigh and Northampton counties. Advisories for windy conditions also were issued for Hunterdon and Warren counties. “This is an extremely dangerous situation,” the weather service said in a statement. Gusts were predicted to reach up to 75 mph overnight, the statement said. Electric utilities anticipated that power outages would affect hundreds of thousands of customers and could last up


Madison Maher, left, runs into the rain Monday while her mother, Susan Sorenson, takes a picture of the rough surf at Sea Bright, N.J.

Hellish superstorm forms to rake coast

expected when all is said and done.
BY ERIN MCCLAM AND KATIE ZEZIMA Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY | A furious Hurricane Sandy began the westward lurch that forecasters feared and took dead aim at New Jersey and Delaware on Monday, washing away part of the Atlantic City boardwalk, putting the presidential campaign on hold and threatening to cripple Wall Street and the New York subway system with an epic surge of seawater. Gaining speed and power through the day, the storm knocked out electric-

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Workers haul sandbags Monday to shore up valuable spots in Washington, D.C., at The Pavilion and the Old Post Office. The Justice Department lies in the background.

ity to more than 1 million people and figured to upend life for tens of millions more. It clobbered the ghost-town cities of the Northeast corridor, from Washington, D.C., to Boston, with stinging rain and gusts of more than 60 mph. As it drew near, Sandy moved closer to converging with two cold-weather systems to form a hellish superstorm of snow, rain and wind. Forecasters warned of 20-foot waves bashing into the Chicago lakefront and up to 3 feet of snow in

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Shoppers at the Giant supermarket in Forks Township endure heavy rain Monday afternoon.

Hurricane doesn’t hold back shoppers


Northampton County Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Mateff explains the role of the county’s emergency operations center.

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one manager says.

Emergency operations in full swing across region

Pennsylvania and New Jersey authorities warned residents to stay off the roads, but with school and work closures Monday, crowds flocked to Lehigh Valley and northwest New Jersey stores and shopping centers for last-minute storm-preparation purchases.

At Home Depot locations, shoppers were seeking what was left of power generators, batteries and flashlights. At the Greenwich Township location, shoppers could be seen carrying sand and wooden

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in Northampton, Warren and Hunterdon say.

With emergency declarations in place, and Hurricane Sandy continuing to bear down on the region,

Northampton, Warren and Hunterdon county authorities Monday staffed emergency operations centers as calls began to come in for downed trees and power lines. To speed local disaster re-

sponse, Northampton County set up a “one-stop shop” at the county 911 center in Upper Nazareth Township, said Bob Mateff, the county emergency management coordinator. Representatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and PPL


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^ PPL Electric: 800-DIALPPL (800-342-5775). ^ Metropolitan Edison and Jersey Central Power & Light: 888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877). ^ Northampton County residents seeking information about emergency shelters may call 610-759-2600. ^ Aqua New Jersey Phillipsburg call center: 908-859-4800. ^ Easton Suburban Water Authority: 610-258-7181. ^ The Hunterdon County Office of Emergency Management asks that residents contact their local municipal emergency managers. A list of Hunterdon County contacts is available on the county’s Facebook page facebook.com /HunterdonCountyDOP. ^ The Warren County Office of Emergency Management asks that residents contact their local municipal emergency managers. A list of Warren County contacts is available on the county’s website co.warren.nj.us /municipal.html. If a municipal building is not open, contact the Warren County Emergency Operations Center at 908835-2080 or the county Emergency Management office at 908-835-2051 or 908-835-2047. ^ The American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley opened an emergency shelter at 2121 City Line Road, Bethlehem. The Lehigh Valley County Animal Response Team is opening a shelter at the same location and can be reached at 610-390-0088.

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West Virginia.

Hellish superstorm forms to rake coast
Airlines canceled 10,000 flights, disrupting the plans of travelers all over the world, and storm damage was projected at $10 billion to $20 billion, meaning it could prove to be one of the costliest natural

disasters in U.S. history. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney canceled their campaign appearances at the very height of the race, with just over a week to go before Election Day. The president pledged the government’s help and made a direct plea from the White House to those in the storm’s path. “When they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate,” he

said. “Don’t delay, don’t pause, don’t question the instructions that are being given because this is a powerful storm.” Sandy, which killed 69 people in the Caribbean before making its way up the Atlantic, began to hook left at midday, moving at almost 30 mph — faster than forecasters had expected. While the hurricane’s 90 mph winds registered as only a Category 1 on a scale of 5, it

packed “astoundingly low” barometric pressure, giving it terrific energy to push water inland, said Kerry Emanuel, a professor of meteorology at MIT. “We are looking at the highest storm surges ever recorded” in the Northeast, said Jeff Masters, meteorology director for Weather Underground, a private forecasting service. “The energy of the storm surge is off the charts, basically.”

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Hurricane doesn’t hold back shoppers
boards into their cars. Sergio Moreira, owner of Express Employment Professionals in Palmer Township, visited the Palmer Home Depot to buy 20 sandbags for his business and needed more to deflect water from the doorway. “I’m trying to get more today,” he said. A Williams Township man searched for charcoal so he could grill once the power went, and Bill Verbics, of Palmer Township, was buying supplies to cover his basement window wells to keep out water. Fast-food eateries along 25th Street saw a steady early afternoon stream of vehicles moving through the Burger King, McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts drivethroughs. The parking lot was full by noon at the Giant supermarket in Palmer, with residents stocking up on the usual milk, eggs, bread and canned goods. Milton Fedd, of Easton, filled his cart with a 12-pack of water bottles, peanut butter, chips and what he described as his “favorite comfort food”: a bag of pistachios. “The shelves are basically bare,” he reported after checking out. “I was finding stuff that’s not going to go bad, things you don’t need to heat to cook with.” A line formed at the Redbox kiosk outside the supermarket with people interested in renting DVDs before the power went out. “We’re looking for anything new that’s out right now,” said Miller Horan, of Wilson Borough, who grabbed a movie with her daughter, Brianna Horan, a senior at Wilson Area High School. Patrick Sessions, of Bucks County, who works for Polytek Development Corp. in Williams Township, was recycling water jugs outside the Giant, noting he already had 10 gallons and was stocking up another five gallons. He also filled up the gas tank in his car and got gasoline for his power generator, he said. At Frank & Dot’s Beer Depot in Easton, a clerk by 1 p.m. said he sold the last three 20pound bags of ice. Sales of beer and cigarettes were steady. Easton resident Angelo Ortiz stopped in for two packs of cigarettes and a candy bar — the last purchases before the storm, he said. “I hope we just get the rain hard but no flooding,” he said.

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As of Monday evening, thousands of people were without electricity in the Lehigh Valley and northwest New Jersey. Utilities were reporting the following numbers. PPL: Lehigh County — 495 outages, the majority of which were in the Slatington, Lower Milford and Upper Saucon townships. Northampton County — 162 outages, the majority of which were in Plainfield Township and Lower Saucon Township. JCP&L: Warren County — 2,826 apparent outages, the majority of which were in Knowlton, Blairstown, Liberty and Washington townships. Hunterdon County — 10,187 apparent outages, the majority of which were in Frenchtown and the townships of Clinton, Tewksbury, Delaware and Raritan. Met-Ed: Northampton County — 1,832 apparent outages, most of which were in Moore and Bushkill townships, and Nazareth. Natural gas companies: UGI Gas says flooding caused by heavy rain could result in an interruption of service. Anyone affected should call 800-276-2722. UGI customers who smell the rotten-egg odorant added to gas should leave the building immediately and call 800-276-2722. Elizabethtown Gas customers should call 800-492-4009. Both utilities say gas appliances under water need to be inspected before they are restarted.

Emergency operations in full swing across region
Electric Utilities and FirstEnergy’s Metropolitan Edison were expected to arrive at the center by Monday afternoon, he said. Warren County opened its emergency operations center Monday morning at the 911 center on Route 57, as authorities anticipated a high volume of storm-related calls, said Frank Wheatley, the county’s director of public safety and emergency management coordinator. The center will be open for the duration of the storm, he said. Hunterdon County’s Emergency Operations Center also opened Monday and will remain operational as the storm continues to affect the area. Northampton County’s center will be staffed around the clock until further notice and has a bank of generators that can be activated in the event of a power outage, said Angel Gillette, spokeswoman for the county division of emergency management. “We’ll have people here 24/7 from now until the situation is resolved,” Mateff said, noting that post-storm efforts such as damage assessments are a large part of an emergency response and can stretch on for days after a storm passes. Emergency officials will be in constant contact with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and officials in all 38 municipalities to assess the need for aid, Mateff said.


Robert Robeski, chief Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service officer, adjusts the volume level on a radio Monday afternoon in the Warren County 911 command center in Franklin Township. The amateur radio operators staged at area hospitals and shelters to augment the county’s communications.
Personnel will also keep in touch with organizers of the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s emer-

gency shelter at 2121 City Line Road in Bethlehem, he said. Warren County also had a backup in place to keep communications flowing. In case the communications center loses power, a team of about 15 ham-radio operators — part of the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services — will be deployed throughout the county to coordinate with authorities. The amateur operators work in coordination with the communications center and will be stationed at Warren Haven and St. Luke’s Hospital, Phillipsburg, with batterypowered radios, Wheatley said. “I always say they could take two sticks and a rubber band and talk to China,” Wheatley said. “They are very astute at what they do.” A group of licensed volunteers, the Amateur Radio Emergency Services Team is also available to work with municipal emergency coordinators in Warren County.

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Sandy’s surge
to a week in some parts because of winds knocking down lines. Tens of thousands in New Jersey and Pennsylvania had already lost power as of Monday afternoon. Locally, the number of power outages was in the thousands as of Monday evening.

During the storm, New Jersey’s largest daily newspaper, The Star-Ledger, is offering free access to its digital replica edition, which allows you to view the newspaper’s pages online. To do so, go to ed.starledger.com/daypass. Use the password FREE, in all capitals. It will prompt you for the password as well as your email and telephone number. Be sure to use numerals only on the phone number — no hyphens. Each day’s edition will be available by 5:30 a.m.

Rivers should not flood
Heavy rainfall was still a major concern for emergency coordinators. Creeks that have historically flooded during major storms were expected to swell beyond their banks. The Lehigh and Delaware rivers, however, were not expected to flood. Forecasters predicted the Lehigh River in Bethlehem would crest early Wednesday morning at 7.7 feet, well below the 16 feet that’s considered flood stage. Projections call for the Delaware River in Easton cresting at 16.4 feet on Wednesday afternoon. Flood stage is 22 feet. These predictions were all subject to change based on the path of the storm. Although the flooding threat to the Delaware River basin appears to be lessened, meteorologist Patrick O’Hara cautioned that could be dependent on the reservoirs at the river’s head waters in New York. “It maybe won’t do so badly as some other areas,” O’Hara, who works with the weather service in Mount Holly, N.J., said of the

Delaware’s upper basin. “It’s still a significant storm throughout the state.”

Eye toward Jersey Shore
Outside the region, the situation was gloomier. Hurricane Sandy strengthened late Monday morning and made a turn toward the East Coast. Storm surges flooded large swaths of the Jersey Shore and threatened to do the same in New York City. Virtually all commerce came to a halt in Manhattan as officials shut down the New York Stock Exchange, public transit and the two major tunnels that connect New Jersey and the island. Local residents who own property on the Jersey Shore said they were imploring tenants to leave the properties if they hadn’t already. Rachel Haddad, of Easton, owns several properties in Atlantic City and Brigantine, N.J. She said some of the tenants are trying to ride out the storm despite her pleas that they leave. Back in this region, emergency officials were hopeful most residents would heed warnings. Northampton County sent home all

nonessential employees at 2 p.m. Monday. Most schools were closed Monday and planned to stay shuttered today. Lehigh Valley International Airport was virtually empty; all flights were canceled. LANTA shut down almost all of its transit services. Emergency crews put up barricades to stop traffic from traveling on roads that were expected to flood. Pennsylvania lowered speed limits on Interstate 78 and other major highways. A stretch of Seventh Street in Allentown, and portions of College View Drive in Hackettstown were among those closed to traffic.

Contingency plans
County officials on both sides of the Delaware River spent much of Monday firming up contingency plans in the event the power outages affect their essential operations. In case the Warren County communication center loses power, a team of about 15 hand-radio operators — Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services — will be deployed throughout the county to coordinate with authorities. The

amateur operators work in coordination with the communications center and will be stationed at Warren Haven and St. Luke’s Hospital in Phillipsburg with batterypowered radios, said Frank Wheatley, Warren County’s public safety/emergency management coordinator. “I always say they could take two sticks and a rubber band and talk to China,” Wheatley said. “They are very astute at what they do.” Angel Gillette, a spokeswoman for Northampton County’s office of emergency management, said the county’s 911 center in Upper Nazareth Township is equipped with a bank of generators that will power operations in the event of an outage. Despite the anxiety about the storm, some residents were taking the storm in stride. Ed Supon, of East Allen Township, said he’d already stocked up on the necessities, including gallons and gallons of water, a small generator and firewood. On Monday afternoon, he was among a steady stream of customers who stopped at Tanczos Beverage in Hanover Township, Northampton County. “Now I’m getting beer to last me seven days,” Supon said with a laugh Monday afternoon.
Reporters Andrew George, Sara K. Satullo, Kathryn Brenzel, Pamela Sroka-Holzmann, Jeff Sistrunk, Regional Editor Kurt Bresswein, Assistant Managing Editor/Operations Tony Rhodin and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

typically closes at 9 p.m. Mondays. As soon as the doors opened Monday morning, customers were hauling cases of beer up to registers. “This Monday morning was like a typical Friday at rush hour,” Matla said. Sam Kalic, of Bethlehem, has a house full of guests from Europe for her daughter’s wedding this weekend in New York City. Kalic said she was trying to stock up on food and drink and then planned to head home until Wednesday morning likely. “I’m certainly not going to be on the road tonight or tomorrow,” Kalic said.

Closed stores
Plenty of businesses closed Monday. The Lehigh Valley Mall made the call Sunday night. Sears and Bon-Ton remained open for a brief period at the Phillipsburg Mall, which otherwise was closed. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board closed all its liquor stores statewide in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy. The board planned to continue to monitor weather conditions to determine whether the stores will remain closed or reopen as scheduled today. The Shoprite in Greenwich Township was closed, but the Redbox kiosks outside the front door still drew a crowd. Victor Narra, clerk of Parkway Liquors & Deli, at Memorial Parkway (Route 22) and South Fourth Street in Lopatcong Township, was open even though he said business was slow. He didn’t want to open, but a contractor was scheduled to swing by and finish reconstruction of the store’s outside wall after a truck crashed though it Oct. 10. Narra said people are panicking because of the proximity to the Delaware River, even as forecasts indicated it would crest well short of flood stage. “It’s scary,” he said. “They don’t want to lose anything.”

Ready for Sandy
Ed Supon on Monday afternoon declared himself ready for Sandy. The East Allen Township resident had gallons and gallons of water in his home, a small generator set up in the garage — he keeps the door open to keep carbon monoxide from accumulating — and enough firewood to keep warm for five days. “Now I’m getting beer to last me seven days,” Supon said with a laugh Monday afternoon at Tanczos Beverage in Hanover Township, Northampton County. Supon was just one of a steady stream of customers stopping at Tanczos to stock up. Customers said that despite warnings to stay home, they weren’t concerned to be driving and running errands because rain was light and winds had not yet picked up. Manager Chris Matla said the store sold out of ice and water over the weekend but shelves were restocked for Monday. “It was like July Fourth weekend here,” Matla said. “It was crazy.” Tanczos planned to stay open until it didn’t make sense anymore, he said. The store

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Worries over shore homes in hurricane
LEHIGH VALLEY RESIDENTS hoping for the best

as Sandy threatens to damage beach properties.
BY ANDREW GEORGE The Express-Times

With Hurricane Sandy’s impact expected to be brutal when it reaches the New Jersey coast sometime Monday night, Easton resident Rachel Haddad wanted to defer questions about how concerned she was until the storm’s first surge was actually felt. “Don’t ask me today, ask me tomorrow,” Haddad, who has multiple properties in Atlantic City and Brigantine, N.J., said Monday afternoon. Like other Lehigh Valley residents who own homes and condos along the shores of New Jersey and Delaware, Haddad said she checked on her properties this past weekend and advised her tenants to leave. Most decided against her advice, she said. “I’m screaming at them and no one’s leaving,” Haddad said. Haddad said that having owned properties along the Jersey Shore for roughly 30 years, she knows that when emergency officials call for an evacuation, it’s not a suggestion. “The emergency officers

know what’s going to happen,” she said. “Whatever they say, people should heed their warning.” But even if the multiple advisories and warnings don’t convince people to flee the area, Haddad said, a glance at Atlantic City’s bottom line should be enough of an indicator that it’s time to head for higher ground. “When they close casinos, you know it’s serious stuff,” she said. Monday afternoon, with the hurricane still hours from coming ashore, the ocean had broken through the dunes on a portion of Long Beach Island, where evacuations were under way due to Hurricane Sandy. A dune breach in Beach Haven flooded the streets, and flooding is reported elsewhere on the island as well. Police and rescuers were going house to house in some communities, offering to remove people from their homes. Palmer Township resident Michael Cavanaugh owns a home about a mile inland from Bethany Beach, Del., and said his top concern is the high-


A truck backs up hastily Monday as rough surf from the Atlantic Ocean breaks over the beach and across Beach Avenue in Cape May, N.J., as high tide and Hurricane Sandy begin to arrive.
speed winds that Sandy is forecast to bring. As of 11 o’clock Monday morning, the National Hurricane Center upped Sandy’s potential maximum wind speed to 90 mph. Cavanaugh said he remains hopeful that his home will weather Sandy like it did during Irene in 2011, and he is staying in touch with his neighbors throughout the storm. He’s planning on going to Delaware on Thursday to assess the aftermath. “We survived the last one OK and I’m hoping this one works out OK, too,” said Cavanaugh. Frank Lombardo, president of WeatherWorks in Hackettstown, said that for now, Lehigh Valley residents with properties on the coast need to stay put and listen to officials. “The biggest part of this damage will be the Jersey Shore,” he said. “Fortunately, they’re in the Lehigh Valley right now and not down the shore.” Lombardo said that Sandy has the potential to damage properties along the coast that have seemed to weather other hurricanes in the past. “There are properties that will flood down the shore that have never flooded before.”
Reporter Andrew George can be reached at 610-258-7171 or at ageorge@express-times.com.

In Brief

Many New Yorkers embrace coming chaos

to evacuate low-lying areas.
ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK | Defiant New Yorkers jogged, pushed strollers and took snapshots of churning New York Harbor on Monday, trying to salvage normal routines in a city with no trains, schools and an approaching mammoth storm. “The worst is still coming,” warned Gov. Andrew Cuomo as officials shut tunnels, Broadway, mass transit and the stock exchange, saying Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge could inundate downtown with up to 11 feet of water. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers living on the waterfront or low-lying areas were ordered to leave. On New York’s Long Island, floodwaters had begun to deluge some low-lying towns and more than 100,000 customers had lost power. And high winds picked up during the day in the city, apparently tipping over a construction crane at a 65-story condominium under construction in midtown Manhattan. Waters swelled over esplanades at the southern tip of Manhattan and parts of a highway that snakes along Manhattan’s East Side was flooded. About 16,000 New Yorkers lost power, mostly in the boroughs of Queens and Staten Island. Despite the dire forecasts,

many chose to embrace what was coming. Doorman Ozzie Pomales showed up at work at his lower Manhattan high-rise with binoculars around his neck. “I really wanted to see some big waves,” he said. Mark Vial pushed a stroller holding his 2-yearold daughter, Maziyar, toward his apartment building in Battery Park City, an area that was ordered evacuated. “We’re high up enough, so I’m not worried about flooding,” said Via, 35. “There’s plenty of food. We’ll be OK.”


Sandbags and tape block the entrance Monday to the PATH train station in Hoboken, N.J.

Airlines cancel thousands of flights
NEW YORK (AP) | Hurricane

Sandy grounded thousands of flights in the Northeast on Monday and upended travel plans across the globe, stranding passengers from Hong Kong to Europe. The massive storm threatens to bring a near halt to air travel for at least two days in a key region for both domestic and international flights. Major carriers such as American Airlines, United and Delta canceled all flights into and out of three area airports in New York, the nation’s busiest airspace. All flights were canceled at Lehigh Valley International Airport as well. According to the flight-tracking service FlightAware, nearly 10,000 flights had been canceled for Monday and today, almost all related to the storm. About one-quarter of all U.S. flights travel in or out of New York airports each day. So cancellations here can dramatically impact travel in other cities.

tions are fully staffed, the company said in a news release Monday. Elsewhere along the East Coast, additional inspectors are being sent to nuclear power plants. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says its headquarters and Northeast regional office are both closed, except for emergency personnel. The agency says safeguards at all nuclear plants can withstand hurricane-force winds and flooding. Still, plants will be shuttered if hurricane-force winds are expected in the area.
From staff and wire reports

and getting ready to cut trees if they block the roads.” National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Axford said the overwhelming majority of residents live in lower elevations where significantly less snow was expected. No significant power outages were reported Monday.

Leave immediately. ... The window for you getting out safely is closing.” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Nearby, Keith Reilly climbed up on a rail next to the rising waters of New York Harbor so his friend Eli Rowe could snap a photo of him in an Irish soccer jersey with the Statue of Liberty in the background. “This is not so bad right now,” said the 25-year-old Reilly. “We’ll see later.” The worst of the storm, a combination of Sandy, a wintry system from the West and cold air streaming from the Arctic, was expected to hit the city under a full moon about 8 p.m. Surging waters

Colleges postpone their deadlines
(AP) | Sandy is buying some high school seniors a few more days to finish their early round college applications, with a number of selective colleges extending deadlines that were set to fall later this week.

Snowplows out in Appalachia

of between 6 and 11 feet could flood subway tunnels, knocking out the underground network of power, phone and high-speed Internet lines that are the lifeblood of America’s financial capital. It marked the second time in 14 months that New York City has faced a scenario forecasters have long feared: a big hurricane hitting the city or a bit south, with counterclockwise winds driving water into miles of densely populated shoreline. Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged more of the 375,000 people in the city’s evacuation zone to get out earlier Monday, saying the weather would soon get too bad to leave. He closed schools for a second day today. The U.N. and the 9/11 memorial were also closed. “Leave immediately. ... The window for you getting out safely is closing,” he said. Joshua Segal, who lives in a 10-story Battery Park City building, stayed, chatting with neighbors outside his building Monday afternoon. He said at least half of his neighbors decided not to leave, even though the superintendent turned off the elevator. He said he can understand why people with health concerns might want to evacuate but “if you’re in good health and you’re just going to stay and read a book by candlelight — I’m OK.”

Nuke plants say they’re prepared
Exelon Generation said it has completed extra precautions to make sure its three nuclear power stations in Pennsylvania are prepared for Hurricane Sandy. Operators at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Limerick Generating Station and Three Mile Island completed pre-storm inspections last weekend, and emergency operations centers at the sta-

Snowplows were out in parts of the southern Appalachian mountains Monday, preparing for as much as 3 feet of snow in higher elevations spawned by the merger of a winter storm with Hurricane Sandy. The early snowfall could be a boon for the area’s ski resorts, which have sometimes struggled to keep their slopes open with a warming climate. Forecasters in West Virginia expanded a blizzard warning to at least 14 counties for high winds and heavy, wet snow. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency. “We’re not taking it lightly,” Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Gene Tracy said. “We’re preparing for the worst — power outages —

Most students applying to college face deadlines in January or on a rolling cycle throughout the year, but many selective schools have “early decision,” “early action” or “priority” rounds whose Nov. 1 deadlines for applications and letters of recommendation fall on Thursday this year. With the storm threatening widespread power outages and other disruptions along the East Coast, the National Association for College Admission Counseling called on colleges to extend deadlines if appropriate, and a number of schools were announcing via blog post, email or Twitter their plans to do so. “We hope this helps to relieve some of the stress and anxiety you might be feeling as the storm approaches your region,” Columbia said in a message on its website.

NYC financial markets shuttered for two days

will be closed in the U.S. for a second day today as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast. Bond trading will also be closed. The last time the New York Stock Exchange was closed for weather was in 1985 because of Hurricane Gloria, and it will be the first time since 1888 that the exchange will have been closed for two consecutive days because of weather. The cause then was a blizzard that left drifts as high as 40 feet in the streets of New York City. The New York Stock Ex-

change and Nasdaq said they intend to reopen Wednesday and would keep investors updated. Much of the East Coast was at a standstill Monday as the storm approached. Mass transit and schools were closed across the region ahead of the storm hitting land, which was expected to happen later Monday. Areas around New York’s Financial District were part of a mandatory evacuation zone. The storm surge is already pushing water over seawalls in the southern tip of Manhattan. CME Group’s New York trading floor was closed, but

electronic markets were functioning. Crude oil fell 80 cents to $85.48 in electronic trading. CME hasn’t made any announcements about trading on its markets for today. CME owns exchanges that trade commodities, futures, options and securities related to interest rates. Bond trading will also be closed today. The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association called for an early close to bond trading Monday at noon. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was 1.72 percent, compared with 1.75 percent late Friday.


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Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Oct. 30, 2012
Today: is the 304th day of
2012. There are 62 days left in the year.

appeared. When he got in, they got out.”

25 years ago today
1987: Out of this world (from the AP): “‘Martians’ invaded the tiny community of Grovers Mill, N.J., again last night, but instead of being greeted by gun-toting locals as they were 49 years ago, they were met by a marching band and cheering crowd. It took a long time, but folks in this village made famous on Halloween Eve 1938 by a group of young actors finally commemorated the ‘War of the Worlds’ broadcast that terrified millions of Americans and left many here trying to forget how they fled in panic. This year’s Martians — about 20 schoolchildren wearing green face paint, silvery green garbage bags and tin-foil antennae — emitted no ‘death rays’ or poisonous black smoke, but only the harmless chant ‘Beep-beepbeep.’ The town was the beachhead of the fictitious Martian landing on Orson Welles’ all-too-convincing radio program.”

Teachers have enough to do without doing it all
DEAR ABBY: “Chaplin, Conn., Reader” (Aug. 16) suggested that teachers should be sharing life lessons with children. Unfortunately, many people in our society believe it — including parents. Students come to us with ever-increasing deficits in many noncurricular areas. But it is NOT the job of public educators to teach them the importance of families, helping grandparents, caring for household pets, etc. If these things come up in the course of the day and there is a need to address them, we try to clarify any misconceptions. But taking time to prepare and teach a lesson on any of these small but important subjects is no longer an option. The demands placed on teachers today are vast and complex. Just getting parents to follow through at home on school responsibilities is a job in itself. Many of them don’t seem to think they need to help their kids be successful in school.
SEEN IT ALL In Michigan

On this date
^ In 1938, the radio play “The War of the Worlds,” starring Orson Welles, aired on CBS. ^ In 2007, singer-actor Robert Goulet died at a Los Angeles hospital at age 73.

Today’s birthdays
Rock singer Grace Slick is 73. Actor Henry Winkler is 67. Actor Kevin Pollak is 55. The sun sets 5:59 p.m. today, rises 7:31 a.m. Wednesday. The moon sets 8:14 a.m. today, rises 7:07 p.m. Wednesday. It is two days after the full moon.

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force to break the glass. As the vessel was sliding down the ways, however, a man grasped the rope to which was attached the bottle and swung with such force that the bottle cleared the New York’s prow and burst with a great pop on the port side.”

Dear Abby

100 years ago today
1912: One tough battleship: “New York, Oct. 30 — The super Dreadnaught New York, greatest of the world’s sea fighters, was launched today at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the presence of 40,000 persons, including President Taft and the Secretary of the Navy. Miss Elsie Calder, daughter of Rep. W.M. Calder, of Brooklyn, christened the ship. To Miss Calder’s great confusion, she failed to break the champagne bottle on the vessel’s bow. She struck the vessel with the bottle three times, but not with sufficient

50 years ago today
1962: No love lost: “The antagonism between factions of the Phillipsburg Commission was demonstrated in the Halloween parade last night when Commissioners Alfred Kurland, Edward T. Reilly and George Stewart declined to ride in an official convertible with Commissioner Arthur W. Paini. The commissioners had accepted an invitation to ride in a car reserved for them. Kurland, Reilly and Stewart were seated in the car in front of the Municipal Building preparatory to leaving for the formation point when Paini

Quote of the day
“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” — Marie Curie, Polish Nobel Prize-winning chemist (1867-1934).
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kids have never held a pencil or scissors, and don’t know how to share or take directions from an adult. It’s sad to hear them say they have no crayons at home or books to read. As for testing, unless the parents do THEIR job, we will see little improvement in scores. And no, I don’t work in a big-city school district — this is a nice suburban area.

wrote about. Then you asked where the parents are. Let me tell you! They’re too busy on their smartphones talking to or fighting with their latest boy- or girlfriend, playing electronic games, out drinking and partying so much they don’t know or care where their kids are. Parents who actually spend time with their children and give them undivided attention are sadly in the minority. Those who help to teach them are even fewer in number.




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DEAR SEEN IT ALL: Thank you for your comments. The letter from “Chaplin, Conn. Reader” brought a HUGE number of responses on this issue, primarily from teachers: DEAR ABBY: I have worked in an elementary school for nine years. A teacher is a counselor, doctor, social worker and behavioral specialist all in one. Kids come to class dirty, hungry, tired, with no manners or clue about the alphabet or counting. Teachers have halted lessons because a child is in a meltdown. Some

DEAR ABBY: I spend half my teaching time on behavioral issues, social skills, bullying, how to work in a group and just trying to hold kids’ attention. Many children today are so used to constant stimulation from TV, video games, texting, etc., that their attention spans max out at 30 seconds. I practically have to sing and dance to reach them or they tune out. I suggest “Chaplin” go to a school, volunteer, and try to become a part of the solution instead of adding to the burden of already overworked teachers.

DEAR ABBY: You are correct that teachers are overwhelmed by many curricular, legislative and administrative demands. However, educators can continually instill many of these life lessons into students by acting as positive role models who consistently demonstrate core values such as integrity, respect and determination. Students tend to do and learn what they see even more than what they are told — by parents AND teachers.
ANNE In Nevada

DEAR ABBY: I am a retired physical education teacher, One day during a health class, a mother of one of my students came to school and told me I should teach “morals and manners” to her daughter. My response: “Ma’am, if you couldn’t do that in 14 years, I can’t do it in 40 minutes a day.”
Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

DEAR ABBY: You said parents should be the ones teaching the kinds of things the Connecticut reader

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By all accounts, Jay Moriarity was a lovely young man: a talented, dedicated surfer whose enthusiasm and optimism were infectious throughout the Santa Cruz, Calif., community where he was well known and loved. But that doesn’t exactly make him the most compelling figure to place at the center of a film, at least not in the onenote way in which he’s depicted in “Chasing Mavericks.” This cloyingly familyfriendly production tells the story of the late surfer (played by newcomer Jonny Weston) in 1994, when he’s only 15 years old and dares to take on the dangerous and potentially deadly Mavericks surf break just up the coast from his home. Jay wants to conquer these waves ... well, because they’re there. And he enlists a gruff, reluctant local legend, Frosty (Gerard Butler), to help him train. This sets up a “Karate Kid”style, mentor-student, fatherson formula in which the plucky underdog awakens early each day to complete a series

of arduous tasks in preparation for a once-in-a-decade, fivestory-tall wall of water. Every step of the way is accompanied by the plainly spelled-out reasons why it matters. Nothing is left to our imagination or interpretation. Not a single character or moment rings true in the script from Kario Salem, based on a story by Jim M e e n a g h a n Butler and Brandon Hooper. No one feels like a fully fleshed-out human being, from Jay’s alcoholic mother (Elisabeth Shue, doing the best she can with an underwritten role) to the pretty childhood friend who would become the love of his life (Leven Rambin) to the tough kid who arbitrarily bullies him. They are all coming-of-age-movie types. But this is most troublingly the case with Jay himself who, in the hands of the angelic Weston, comes off as singularly sweet and upbeat, without an ounce of complexity or even garden-variety teen angst. (Jay Moriarity died in 2001, the day

before his 23rd birthday, in a free-diving accident in the Maldives.) With his curly blond locks and big blue eyes, he’s consistently eager and guileless and actually a little boring, as is the film itself. “Chasing Mavericks” is credited to two longtime directors, Curtis Hanson and Michael Apted, because Apted had to step in to complete the picture when Hanson was suffering from some health issues. Some of the surfing footage is spectacular but the film as a whole lacks the kind of tonal and aesthetic imprimatur you’d want to see from a respected veteran, much less two. The film features some well-known names from the world of surfing but that doesn’t add much authenticity; despite the inherent peril involved in the sport, and in this particular location, everything feels very clean and safe. The surfer dudes don’t go around spouting stereotypically idiotic bro slang to each other, but they don’t feel like real people, either.
Rated PG for thematic elements and some perilous action. Running time: 115 minutes.

“Your honor,” the district attorney announced, “we will prove that West committed a felony. He let South make a hopeless game.” “We’ll hear evidence,” said the judge. “Against 3NT West led the king of hearts,” the DA said. “South won the third heart and took the ace of clubs. When all followed low, he led another club. West took the king, but his ace of spades won the defenders’ last trick. Making three. “When South failed to finesse in clubs,” the DA went on, “West knew East had the jack. So West should dump his king under the ace. Declarer can’t set up the clubs without letting East get in, and East’s good heart provides the setting trick.”

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P’burg band fest offered family fun
I have never considered myself much of a marching band fan but, on a whim, my family and I attended the Neil Boyer Festival of Bands last week at Phillipsburg High School. To our surprise, we had a terrific time and my 5-year old son insisted on staying until the very end. The bands were fun to watch, whether large or small, and all put on a great show. By the end of the evening, we were surrounded in the bleachers by students from bands that had already performed and they were an attentive audience and great sports, cheering heartily for bands from other schools. Hats off to all the performers and to Phillipsburg High School for hosting a fun evening. We look forward to next year’s festival!
CATHY FENWICK Phillipsburg

Making the case for disaster relief
BY MATTHEW YGLESIAS Slate WASHINGTON, D.C. | Whenever there’s a major natural disaster, the federal government steps in to help. But that wouldn’t necessarily be the case if Mitt Romney got his way. During a 2011 GOP primary debate he said it was “immoral” for the federal government to be spending money on disaster relief when it should be focused on deficit reduction: First Romney says: “Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that’s the right direction. And if you can go even further, and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better. Instead of thinking, in the federal budget, what we should cut, we should ask the opposite question, what should we keep?” “Including disaster relief, though?” debate moderator John King asked Romney. His response: “We cannot — we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids. It is simply immoral, in my view, for us to continue to rack up larger and larger debts and pass them on to our kids, knowing full well that we’ll all be dead and gone before it’s paid off. It makes no sense at all.” More prosaically, though the Romney campaign was understandably circumspect over the weekend about his spending plans, the fact is that his overall budget requires sharp cuts in everything. The central issue is that Romney wants to cap government spending at 20 percent of GDP while boosting military spending to 4 percent of GDP and leaving Social Security harmless. That means a 34 percent across-theboard cut in other programs according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Unless, that is, Medicare is also exempted from the cuts in which case you’d need a 53 percent cut. Disaster relief, I would argue, is a great federal program precisely because of the debt issue. If a storm damages basic physical infrastructure (power lines, bridges) and imperils human life, it would be the height of penny-wise, poundfoolish thinking to suppose that the afflicted area should wait months or years to repair the damage. Ultimately, any place is going to go back to robust wealth creation faster if basic stuff gets fixed up faster. But that requires financing by an entity capable of rapidly financing expensive projects — i.e., the federal government. Left to its own devices a storm-ravaged Delaware or Louisiana is going to be squeezed between balanced budget rules and falling sales tax receipts and be forced into an increasing state of dilapidation Matthew Yglesias is Slate’s business and economics correspondent.

Newspaper’s backing of Obama is appalling
Have The Express-Times’ editors been hiding under a rock the last four years? Newspapers and celebrities should not endorse politicians because they either offend or influence and they should do neither. Newspapers should only inform. And what has Obama done since 2008? We now have a debt that even our greatgreat-grandchildren will still be paying off. The job market has not improved except for seasonal help currently being hired. The unemployment numbers are down because those no longer able to collect are not being counted. Obama’s advisers are radicals/socialists/Marxists. Obamacare is worse than the socialized medicine Europe had under Hitler. Obama has cow-towed to our Muslim enemies and apologized for the great country we are. Jobs for our kids graduating from college will be road and bridge repair and building windmills? With the price of gas as it is these kids can’t afford to use a car to get to that job. And The Express-Times endorses four more years of this? By 2016 we will be a socialist nation with a dictator instead of one “nation under God.” God help us all. To every Christian reading this: Please spend your time on your knees praying.

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worse. If one wonders why this country is going to hell in a handbasket one can look no further then this editorial.
BOB PACE Independence Township

Tell us the truth about killings in Benghazi
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta needs to step down and let us know what really happened at the consulate in Benghazi and who gave the order not to try to save the last two SEALs who were murdered. The “BS” from his statement that they didn’t want to move more troops into the area because they didn’t have the whole picture and was concerned they would lose even more is crap. I am a Vietnam vet. I know the best intelligence you can get in a combat situation is from people on the ground and observation from aircraft above the fray. To suggest to the nation we didn’t know what we were getting into is just a lie. The decisions leading up to the murder of these four Americans and the fiasco of a cover-up after the fact have been purely political, and someone needs to be held accountable. Our president needs to prove he is competent by getting the real story told and the people responsible held accountable no matter how high up the chain of command they are. That includes him if he made the call to leave our people to die. No more politics; this has to happen prior to the election so we know how to vote. If it doesn’t happen before Nov. 6, it should tell all of us how to vote.
GEORGE WASHBURN Williams Township

Endorsement editorial lacked solid foundation
I don’t believe I have ever seen a more questionable endorsement than The ExpressTimes’ recommendation to re-elect Barack Obama. The editorial acknowledges the need to reverse the direction of the debt and Obama’s role in creating $5 trillion in new debt but, after saying that, it says Obama is the one to solve the debt crisis. That’s like the old joke of the man who killed his parents and then asks the judge to show mercy because he is an orphan. The editorial criticizes Mitt Romney for being vague about exactly what he will cut but, when he does, his critics make it out as another of their phony wars on something. He mentions cutting PBS and the left makes it a war on Big Bird. In any cut, someone loses and there is pain involved but Romney is smart to avoid this obvious political trap. Did Obama lay out the plan for Obamacare when he first ran for office? The

editorial acknowledges that Obamacare is complex and needs a lot of work. Could that be because it was written in a hurry by one party in complete control without the democratic ability or bipartisanship to work with the other side? “I won” is not a plan or a good start toward fostering a spirit of cooperation. Romney has proven he can work in a bipartisan manner with a sharply divided legislature while Obama, faced with a lessdivided legislature, has failed. As the editorial says, Obama’s approach is known but doing the same thing again for the next four years hoping for different results is not a good plan. We need new leadership with a new plan and a record of success.
BEN H. HEDRICK Bethlehem Township, Pa.

Visitors to The Express-Times website posted these unedited comments in response to news that the embattled Vitalistic Therapeutic Charter School in Bethlehem will close its doors Jan. 25. Join the conversation at lehighvalleylive.com. These schools are set up by people who profit from this system and it’s there main purpose. They are parasites to the public education system — Trickster63 And the state continues to give taxpayer dollars to these schools with so little oversight. How do we get our money back? We don’t! Thanks, Mr. Corbett! — keepthepeace Another misuse of taxpayer monies by do gooder types thinking they know better. And the children suffer. Bring these clowns to court. — ronmania

Support for second term ‘intellectually dishonest’
I don’t think I have read a more intellectually dishonest editorial than the one written on Sunday (“Re-elect Obama for debt crisis solution”). The title alone is a contradiction and what was written just gets


Plea bargain in stabbing of teen during park fight
BY COLIN MCEVOY The Express-Times ALLENTOWN | The Bethlehem man who repeatedly stabbed a Catasauqua teen during a fight in a borough park could spend up to a decade behind bars. Nathanael Claudio, 20, pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated assault, admitting he stabbed 17-year-old Anthony Harris five times in the upper torso at St. John Street Park on March 23. After the stabbing, Claudio fled the park, discarded his bloody clothes in a nearby stream and then texted a woman asking for a ride, according to testimony. “I (expletive)ed up. ... I just stabbed someone in Catty,” Claudio wrote in the text message, according to Lehigh County First Deputy District Attorney Steven Luksa. The stabbing occurred after a group of people from

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Man admits sexual assault on teen
ALLENTOWN | An Allentown man admitted Monday to the 2006 sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl, who gave birth as a result. Robert Aponte, 57, pleaded guilty to a sexual offense, admitting he molested the teen at some point between January and June 2006. The woman had a child, who is now 6, but did not know Aponte was the father until shortly after she approached police earlier this year to report the sexual assault. DNA testing results confirmed a 99.9 percent probability that Aponte was the child’s father, said Lehigh County Chief Deputy District Attorney Matthew Falk. The sexual assault took place in Allentown, according to court testimony. Under the terms of the

Whitehall Township, including Claudio, came to the park for an arranged fight with another group from Catasauqua, according to court testimony. Harris was not originally part of the fight but was playing basketball with friends at the park when he saw the fight and attempted to intervene, Luksa said. A man named Steven from the Whitehall Township group was beating up a juvenile identified as “Mr. Dragon,” Luksa said. Harris broke them up and said to Steven, “Pick on somebody your own size.” Harris and Steven then started fighting, during which time Claudio drew two knives he brought to the fight and started stabbing Harris, according to testimony. Claudio entered a plea Monday of “guilty but mentally ill.” His attorney, Irene Johns, said he has bipolar dis-

order with psychosis and was not on his medication at the time of the stabbing. Claudio, wearing a blue jumpsuit and a scruffy beard during his court appearance, did not speak except to answer questions by Judge Maria Dantos. “Is that what happened?” Dantos asked. “Did you stab the victim in this case, Mr. Harris?” “Yes ma’am,” Claudio responded. He faces a sentence of five to 10 years in state prison under the plea, but Dantos postponed the sentencing to allow for evaluations and so that Harris can be present to speak. Harris was unable to attend Monday’s hearing, but Luksa said his family agrees with the plea bargain. Harris’ foster mother was present in the courtroom but did not speak.

guilty plea, Aponte will receive a minimum prison sentence likely 24 to 36 months, according to his public defender, Richard Webster. Aponte, wearing a blue prison jumpsuit and darkrimmed glasses, did not speak during his court appearance except to ‘yes’ and ‘no’ answer questions from Judge Maria Dantos. He will be sentenced at a later date.

Official admits to urinating in public
ALLENTOWN | Macungie Councilman Linn Walker admitted Monday to urinating on his neighbor’s property last summer. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct before Lehigh County Judge James Anthony, who fined him $150 for the summary offense. The district attorney’s office withdrew open lewdness and public drunkenness charges against Walker in exchange for his plea.

Police say Walker had been drinking on the afternoon of Aug. 3 when he relieved himself, wetting a neighbor’s porch pad, garden hose and gas can. Witnesses told police the councilman routinely urinated outside his home where others could see him, according to testimony during a preliminary hearing for the case. “You have to at least make an effort to go somewhere private,” Anthony noted. The 67-year-old councilman told the judge, “I won’t do this again.” As a councilman, Walker is expected to set an example in his community, First Deputy District Attorney Steven Luksa said. Public urination is “unsanitary” and “unsightly,” he said. Walker declined comment after the hearing, but defense attorney Al Stirba IV said the charge to which his client pleaded guilty and Anthony’s sentence are appropriate given the facts of the case.


BREAKING NEWS: lehighvalleylive.com

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Stay off roads, states plead


Tapping into water service should be OK
AREA OFFICIALS believe use of generators will

insure a continuous flow to municipal users.
BY ZACH LINDSEY The Express-Times

in Pa., N.J., by Sandy.
BY TOM SHORTELL The Express-Times

Officials in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York urged commuters to stay home as major roads and public transportation throughout the region were shut down due to Hurricane Sandy. Motorists throughout eastern Pennsylvania were advised to stay off the roads due to the increasing wind speeds hitting the Northeast. Steve Chizmar, press secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, said Monday most roads were open to traffic, but motorists should bunker down for the approaching storm. If conditions worsen roads could be closed to everyone except emergency personnel. It’s not clear if or when it will come to that point, however. “There’s not really a straw that breaks the camel’s back here,” Chizmar said. “We want as many motorists as possible to stay off the road now.” He noted that every person stranded on the roads is another person emergency responders must attend to and put themselves at risk. Joe Dee, a spokesman for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, said similar requests were being made of New Jersey drivers. Since Sunday, there had been 63 incidents on state roads, some of which are weather related, Dee said. As the storm strengthened, those figures are expected to skyrocket, he said. “It’s just not worth going out on the roads, especially as the later we go, the worse it’s going to get,” he said. Emergency speed limits of 45 mph were being enforced on most major highways, including Interstates 76, 78 and 81, Routes 22 and 33 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, according to a PennDOT news release. Vehicles including motorcycles, empty tractortrailers, overweight trucks and recreational vehicles were banned from the roads. All LANTA bus routes were canceled for today according to the LANTA website. Officials may open up some routes later in the day depending on the weather, the announcement said. Calls to LANTA offices were not returned. Trans-Bridge Lines bus routes to Jersey City, Newark and New York City along with Newark Liberty and JFK international airports for today had been canceled, said President Tom JeBran. Similarly, Easton Coach and Phillipsburg Coach were shut down, he said. Nearly all Delaware River Joint Toll Bridges are still open, including the Interstate 80 toll bridge and the EastonPhillipsburg toll bridge, according to the commission’s website. Only the Lumberville-Raven Rock TollSupported Bridge between Hunterdon County and Bucks County was closed to the public because Bulls Island State Park on the New Jersey side was shut down for the day. In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie tweeted the Garden State Parkway was being closed from Exit 129 on south as of 4 p.m. Monday. On the northern end of the state, the Holland Tunnel was shut down at 2 p.m. Travelers were advised to find an alternate crossing, according to another release. There were no plans to shut down state highways, but some restrictions were in place for the New Jersey Turnpike, Dee said. Motorcycles and passenger vehicles hauling trailers were restricted from the road, and speed limits have been dropped to 45 mph, he said.


Tsewang Guyrme, top, manager of the U.S. Fuel gas station in Phillipsburg, puts bubble and shrink wrap around his new gas pumps Monday. Bottom, neighbors gather to see a maple tree that split in two Monday due to high winds on Hudson Street in Phillipsburg.

LVIA grounds all its flights

airport tells riders to stay home.
BY PRECIOUS PETTY The Express-Times HANOVER TWP. | Lehigh Valley International Airport canceled all incoming and outgoing flights Monday as Hurricane Sandy approached the region, according to the airport’s Facebook page. The airport was still open despite the flight cancellations. The last arriving flight came in at 7:30 a.m. Monday, and the last departing flight took off at 10 a.m., according to LVIA spokeswoman Susan Kittle. The decision to cancel flights comes down to safety, she said. “When you have the high sustained winds, flying the aircraft is an issue,” Kittle said. “The airport doesn’t want pas-

sengers trying to get to the airport (in this weather).” There’s also the risk of flooding on the runways, which may not be as large a concern here as it is for the New Jersey and New York airports, she adds. The airport was relatively empty. Kittle explained that as an originating airport, and not a hub that offers connecting flights, there’s no reason for passengers to stick around. Sisters Marci and Marilyn McDonald flew in from St. Petersburg, Fla., recently to help a friend move from Carbon County to Lehigh County. They arrived Monday morning at LVIA to find that their flight home had been canceled, so they’re going to spend at least one more night with their friend in her new Whitehall Township home. The siblings still haven’t decided whether to cross their

fingers for a flight or to find a way south. “We’ve been thinking about driving and trains and buses,” Marci McDonald said. A lot of stranded passengers are opting to drive, said longtime National Car Rental employee Audrey Berkheiser. “It’s been absolutely crazy.” When one couple’s Allegiant Air flight was canceled, they opted to rent a car and drive to Miami in time to board their cruise ship, Berkheiser said. Denver residents Jim Orsi and Gabrielle Popoff were in Washington, D.C., for an academic conference and had planned to fly home Sunday. After their flight was canceled, the couple opted to drive to the Lehigh Valley and stay with Orsi’s family in Lower Saucon Township while they wait for a flight to Colorado out of LVIA, he said.

Shelters offer safe havens in storm
BY DAVID FOSTER The Express-Times BETHLEHEM | After last year’s ordeal with Tropical Storm Irene, Hellertown resident Jabiel Ruiz wasn’t taking any chances with its stronger counterpart. “Last year, I got caught,” Ruiz said. “We had no heat, no electricity. My kids got sick and all the food spoiled.” To ride out Hurricane Sandy, Ruiz took himself and his five children Monday to the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s emergency shelter, which opened at UGI, 2121 City Line Road. “I don’t care about me, but I need to make sure my kids are safe,” Ruiz said. As of Monday afternoon, about 15 residents had already taken advantage of the Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton shelter that is stocked with food, water and cots. Red Cross spokeswoman Janice Osborne said the shelter has a capacity of 100. “We’re striving to open another one if this one gets to capacity,” Osborne said. She urged residents to stay home unless they are told to be evacuated or experience power outages. “If you’re in harm’s way definitely go to a shelter,” Osborne said. “We’re prepared for situations like this.” People are not allowed to bring their pets into the emergency shelter, but there is an animal shelter run by the Lehigh Valley County Animal Response Team in a garage in the

back of the building. Lehigh Valley CART spokeswoman Donna Lagomarsino said the shelter was set up for a capacity of 10 animals but could possibly accommodate up to 30. “Please don’t leave your animals behind,” Lagomarsino stressed. The group is asking pet owners to bring a week’s supply of food, medication with directions and vaccination records. Also, owners could bring treats, blankets, toys and the like to make pets feel safe and comfort them. Lagomarsino said residents could alert Red Cross staff at the emergency shelter when they check in that they have a pet with them and a Lehigh Valley CART representative will escort them to the animal shelter. Anyone with questions about the animal shelter can

call 610-390-0088. Warren County also has emergency shelters. The Goodwill Fire Co.’s station at 689 Water St. in Belvidere is designated as a shelter, said Frank Wheatley, the Warren County emergency management coordinator. Residents must bring their own bedding. Other municipalities also have designated shelters such as Phillipsburg at Phillipsburg High School, 200 Hillcrest Blvd., and Blairstown Township at the North Warren Regional High School, 10 Noe Road. A Hunterdon County shelter has been set up in Raritan Township at Building No. 1 of the county’s facility at 314 Route 12. Those reporting to the shelter are asked to bring their own basic comfort items and any required medication.

Local officials are counting on backup generators and gravity distribution systems to prevent any interruptions in water service for residents who use municipal water in Bethlehem, Easton and western New Jersey. But flooding could cause problems for Bethlehem’s wastewater treatment plant, and flood conditions could cause problems for homeowners who rely on well pumps. There should not be service interruptions at Easton Suburban Water Authority. “Our backup generators are all at the pumping stations, and they’re all filled with gas and ready to go,” said Erin Rapp, customer relations manager for Easton Suburban Water Authority. “Unless we’re unable to get there to refill gas tanks, we’ll be fine.” In New Jersey, the story is similar. Aqua New Jersey representative Donna Alston said all major facilities have independent electric generators, which are fueled and ready for a power loss, and Aqua has spare mobile generators in case any of the generators fail. While Aqua will have emergency personnel available in the event of life-threatening emergencies, most of their responses to the flooding will be delayed until the severe portion of the storm is over, according to Alston. Local call centers, such as the one in Phillipsburg, will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and emergency calls are accepted 24 hours a day, Alston said. Bethlehem’s system is a gravity-fed system that doesn’t rely on pumps to get water to the treatment plant or to most customers. But within the city’s distribution system there are several tanks on higher elevations that require pumping. David Brong, the city’s water and sewer resources director, said those pump stations have generators as well. “If we lose power, we’d just have to send one of our staff members up to the site and turn the generator on,” Brong said. The concern for Brong is wastewater treatment. “Sometimes we have such a high amount of inflow into our system that it causes problems at our plant,” Brong said. With the estimated amount of rain the city will see as a result of the storm, some backup is “a certainty,” he said. There are two separate and distinct power feeds to the wastewater treatment plant,

and the plant will have power as long as one is serviceable. But in the event storm water creates a serious backup, the city could be forced to send water through a minimal treatment process. The worst-case scenario would be a shutdown of the plant, which, in other communities, has meant a rule against flushing toilets or using showers or sinks. But Brong said this scenario is highly unlikely because of the two different electrical feeds.

Well water
For residents who use private well pumps, flooding and accompanying power outages could mean a lengthy period without water. Jake Kocher, president and owner of Kocher’s Water Pumps and Tanks of Bath, recommended people with wells fill their bathtubs for water to flush toilets. “If your tub is clean, you can even cook with it,” Kocher said. “If you boil it, it’s good to go.” But beyond the temporary loss of water, there is a serious risk of contamination of a well if the well head becomes submerged underwater. If that happens, Kocher said homeowners must chlorinate the well with well sanitizer or Clorox. “You’ve got to make sure to do that to every fixture in the house,” Kocher said. “It will sanitize the well, but you’re going to have to run a bacterial test in about a week to make sure it’s cleared up.” When pipes run empty, the well must be shocked to prevent bacterial growth. In a pinch, Kocher said residents can use a cup of Clorox bleach in the filter to temporarily sanitize the house.
Reporter Zach Lindsey can be reached at 610-258-7171 or zlindsey@express-times.com. Follow @ZachJLindsey on Twitter.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: lehighvalleylive.com


Police believe drugs played role in knifing
BY SARA WOJCIK The Express-Times BETHLEHEM | A 22-year-old Bethlehem man was in serious condition Monday after being stabbed early Sunday morning in a home invasion, according to city police. The victim, whom police have declined to identify during the investigation, was reportedly stabbed three times during an attempted robbery at the apartment where he was staying in the 800 block of Main Street. Police learned of the stabbing after receiving a call from St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill about 6:30 a.m.

Sunday. Hospital staff say the victim was driven to the hospital by a friend and needed immediate medical attention and surgery, according to police. Lt. Mark DiLuzio said authorities learned the victim was originally from New York but was living locally. He was staying in the Main Street apartment with an adult female, two adult males and a 10-year-old child at the time of the incident, DiLuzio said. Sometime between 6 a.m. and 6:25 a.m., two men, one armed with a knife, barged into the apartment and came at the victim, demanding to know

where money was being kept, according to police. DiLuzio said the victim was stabbed during this encounter, but no one else in the apartment was harmed. The only description police have of the suspects is that they were light-skinned males and one was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, DiLuzio said. He said police received only limited information from witnesses, but are still trying to obtain more detail. DiLuzio said the investigation is ongoing. Police suspect drugs and gang activity may have played a role.

Teacher died from head injuries
HANOVER TWP. | Pen Argyl

Area High School teacher Angela R. Pessina died from severe head injuries following a crash early Sunday on Route 22 in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, the county coroner’s office said Monday in a news release. Pessina, 29, of the 700 block

of Benner Road, Allentown, was a Spanish teacher at the high school, according to a school Facebook page. She worked for about five years at the school, Principal John C. Smith said Sunday night while not identifying Pessina. Pessina was driving a Mercury Mariner when she rear-ended a Freightliner box truck driven by Paul David Haney about 2:41 a.m., Pennsylvania State

Police at Bethlehem reported. Pessina didn’t see slowed traffic from a previous accident, police said. The Mariner became trapped under the truck and Pessina had to be cut from the vehicle, police said. She died at 4:29 a.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township, the coroner’s office said, attributing the death to the accident.

Man charged with assault of his pregnant girlfriend
BY SARAH M. WOJCIK The Express-Times HELLERTOWN | A borough teenager stands accused of choking and assaulting his pregnant girlfriend, court records say. Richard Aaron York III, 19, of the 700 block of Front Street, allegedly attacked Kaylee O’Donnell when an argument escalated Friday evening. Police found O’Donnell, who is 19 weeks pregnant, in a side parking lot of Murray Motors near the Dunkin Donuts shop, court records say. O’Donnell was reportedly hysterical and showed signs of injury, including bleeding, missing chunks of hair, cuts as well as redness, swelling and bruising

on her neck, court records say. York allegedly grabbed O’Donnell by the neck during the argument and threw her to the ground before choking her and covering her mouth. “You had better stop crying or I will kill you,” York allegedly told O’Donnell. When he released the victim, O’Donnell said she reminded him that she was pregnant with his child, court papers say. York allegedly came at her again and assaulted her in the same way. When O’Donnell tried to walk away from him, court papers say, York grabbed her purse, pulled out her cellphone and threw it to the ground.

Police say York tried to run away when authorities first attempted an arrest. He returned to the Front Street home a short time later, authorities say, and was taken into custody. York was arraigned before District Judge James Narlesky on charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, disorderly conduct, harassment, underage drinking and criminal mischief. He was sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $20,000 bail, records say.
Reporter Sarah M. Wojcik can be reached at 610-258-7171, ext. 3201, or swojcik@express-times.com. Follow @Sarah_M_Wojcik on Twitter.



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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | SPORTS EDITOR: Barry Miller, phone 610.258.7171, ext. 3575; fax 610.253.5447; email sports@express-times.com



A three-prong plan to improve the Eagles
trying to shake up his team until something works.
BY BRAD WILSON The Express-Times

Now what? Those two words sum up the predicament Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles

face after Sunday’s “embarrassing” — Reid’s word — 3017 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Reid’s grand attempt to turn around a season sliding into mediocrity or worse, the

bye week dismissal of defensive coordinator Juan Castillo and his replacement by Todd Bowles, proved an utter failure Sunday. Matt Ryan and the Falcons did pretty much as they pleased when they pleased and where they pleased as an impotent Eagles

defense could only watch open receivers run loose in space making big plays, running backs slice through Eagles tackles with ease and Ryan completely not bothered by what passed for a pass rush from a feeble Eagles front four. Given that the Eagles de-

fense went from OK, if underachieving, to just plain bad in two weeks, Eagles fans might well ask Reid to avoid any such future overhauls. But Reid has no choice but to try more shakeups. One, because right now his Eagles look absolutely nothing like a

playoff team, and, two, his job depends on the Birds being just that. Reid correctly said Sunday that talking won’t help the Eagles, though Reid and his bunch talk incessantly about doing better, fixing things,

Sports Flash

New York City Marathon organizers expect Sunday’s race to run with little effect from Hurricane Sandy. New York Road Runners President Mary Wittenberg said Monday that “we have time on our side” — enough time to prepare the race course and for runners to travel to the city after the superstorm passes through. She said NYRR has contingency plans every year to adjust to any damage from bad weather. The deadline to withdraw from the race and guarantee a spot in next year’s event likely will be pushed back from Wednesday to Saturday for any runners unable to make the trip because of the storm.

McCollum named to first team

is included among the country’s top six players.
BY JIM O’CONNELL Associated Press

^ Cody Zeller, Indiana ^ Doug McDermott, Creighton ^ Isaiah Canaan, Murray State ^ Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State ^ C.J. McCollum, Lehigh ^ Trey Burke, Michigan


Former Central Catholic basketball star Michelle Marciniak will enter the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteer Hall of Fame along with her legendary former coach. The ex-Viking is part of the school’s 2012 class along with Pat Summitt, who is the winningest coach in NCAA basketball history, Jane Haist and Young-A Yang. Marciniak originally attended the University of Notre Dame before transferring to Tennessee. She helped the Volunteers to the NCAA title in 1996, being named Final Four Most Outstanding Player in the process. The Macungie native, a former Express-Times Player of the Year who graduated from Central Catholic in 1991, is the area’s all-time girls basketball scoring leader (3,025) and was named the National High School Player of the Year by multiple organizations.


C.J. McCollum averaged 21.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists last season, leading Lehigh in all three categories.

The biggest man on The Associated Press’ preseason AllAmerica team got the most votes. Seven-foot sophomore center Cody Zeller, the main reason Indiana is the preseason No. 1 for the first time in 33 years, was one vote shy of being a unanimous selection for the preseason All-America team. Zeller, who averaged 15.6 points and 6.6 rebounds while shooting 62.3 percent from the field, received 64 votes from the national media panel which selects the weekly Top 25. Also on the team announced Monday were junior forwards Doug McDermott of Creighton and Deshaun Thomas of Ohio State and three guards — seniors Isaiah Canaan of Murray State and C.J. McCollum of Lehigh and sophomore Trey Burke of Michigan. McDermott was named on 62 ballots, while Canaan was on 43 and Thomas 26. McCollum and Burke tied for the fifth spot with 16 votes each. Zeller is one of five starters back for the Hoosiers and when a top-flight recruiting

class is added in there are a lot expectations for the No. 1 team. “I don’t know that we’ve really set any goals as a team, but obviously, we want to win a national championship,” Zeller said. “We’re not going to guarantee anything. We’re just going to play and see where it takes us.” McDermott, who averaged 22.9 points (third in the nation) and 8.2 rebounds while shooting 60.1 percent from the field and 48.6 percent on 3s for the Bluejays last season in earning first-team All-America honors, has the added pressure of playing for his father, Greg. The relationship is the key to Creighton trying to become the latest mid-major to possi| PLEASE SEE LEHIGH, B2

Lafayette football feels aches of growing pains
afayette College’s football team is suffering from a familiar malady. Adolescence. No, not in the literal sense — most of the Leopard players are past adolescence — but in the figurative sense. The Leopards are a very young team as college football teams go. They have inexperienced, or untested, or both, players manning key spots,


Above The Fray

such as the offensive line, usually staffed by tested veterans. There are sophomores and freshmen, who most college coaches want kept safely on the sideline, all over the field. What this results in is the typical highs and lows of adolescence — highs like seven interceptions against Penn and a stirring rally at Yale and lows such as the mysterious first half of futility at Robert

Morris. Then there was Saturday’s appalling 20-17 loss at home to Georgetown in which for the first time this season, Lafayette put two halves of football together — two bad ones. It was the kind of performance that gets most adolescents grounded. The Leopards coughed up seven turnovers, committed 10 often mind-numbing penalties and

executed as poorly as a hangman who could only tie slip knots. “I had no hint this was coming at all,” said a frustrated Lafayette coach Frank Tavani, discovering another adolescent specialty, the total surprise. “We had a great week of practice and we know every game is a big game down the stretch. It’s just hard to imag| PLEASE SEE WILSON, B2

Underappreciated but never outworked
WORLD SERIES. San Francisco is first National

League team to sweep since Cincinnati in 1990.
ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT | Kung Fu Panda, The Freak, The Beard and all their seed-throwing buddies are on top of baseball — again. They may be under the radar, unappreciated and unexpected. But they’re unassailable, the winner of two World Series titles in the last three years. Their sweep of the Detroit Tigers, completed Sunday night with a 4-3, 10-inning

win, was simply historic. No National League team had swept a World Series since the 1990 Cincinnati Reds. No NL team had won twice in a three-year span since the Big Red Machine in 1975-76. “I’m numb, really, the fact that we’ve won two World Series in the last three years,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “This will sink in, but right now, I’m kind of speech-

less on that.” This happens in the NL only slightly more often than appearances of Haley’s Comet. They are just the fifth NL team to accomplish the feat since the 1907-08 Chicago Cubs, joining the 1921-22 New York Giants, the St. Louis Cardinals of ’44 and ’46, the Los Angeles Dodgers of ’63 and ’65, and that Big Red Machine. And these Giants did it with small ball, becoming only the fifth big-league team — and the first since the 1982


Giants pitcher Sergio Romo, left, and catcher Buster Posey celebrate their sweep of the Tigers.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: lehighvalleylive.com


Heat-Celtics game has ring to it
NBA OPENERS. Miami planning an elaborate ceremony prior to meeting Boston tonight.

nally getting his championship ring. Somehow, that seems like an ancillary element to opening night in Miami. Tonight, it’s Boston vs. Miami, a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference finals that went seven games before the Heat prevailed. It’s Ray Allen vs. the Celtics for the first time since he left after five seasons to join Boston’s biggest current rival. And, oh, it’s also the night when the

Heat celebrate last season’s NBA championship with a splashy ring-and-banner ceremony. “We’ll honor and respect what we were able to accomplish before the game,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. After that? All business — for both teams. In other openers tonight, Washington visits Cleveland and Dallas plays at the Los Angeles Lakers. The Heat and Celtics practiced simultaneously Monday in Miami, because Boston ar-

rived a day ahead of schedule to avoid dealing with the brunt of Hurricane Sandy. And both preached the same mantra — yes, it’s a big game, but win or lose, both teams will still have 81 games left to go in the regular season when they wake up Wednesday morning. “If we win, do we get a trophy? We get one win and that’s it,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. “And if we lose, which we don’t want to do, we get one loss and it doesn’t mean we still can’t win it. But at the end of the day, we’re all human. ... These games, they don’t really have more meaning, but they do have more meaning.”

It comes as no surprise to either side that the schedulemakers sent Boston to Miami for ring night. “Every time there’s something big going on,” Heat forward Chris Bosh said, “we’re playing the Celtics.” There has been a slew of upgrades at the arena over the summer — slightly different looks here and there, a new nightclub and restaurant, more concessions and bars for ticketholders to enjoy. The Heat will even offer fans the chance to purchase championship-ring-related merchandise, designed in the same manner as the players’ title-re-

ward jewelry. The upgrades extend to what’s going to be on the court as well. Miami kept its championship rotation intact, plus added Allen and Rashard Lewis to the mix. Allen knows it will be unusual to see the Heat get their rings, especially since five months ago, he was busy trying to thwart their title march. “I’m excited for these guys, having spent time around them over the last two, three months, getting to know them and their families,” Allen said. “I’m happy for them that they won, but at the same time, they

beat me and put us out. I understand the emotions that Boston will feel, watching the whole ceremony. But at the same time I’m excited for these guys. And once it’s over with, it’s business as usual.” Boston figures to be better as well. Jason Terry now comes off the Celtics’ bench, there’s an influx of youth in the rotation, Jeff Green is back after heart surgery, and the remaining members of what was a Big Four — Rondo, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett — are loaded up for another championship push. “It’s just another basketball game,” Rondo said.

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Lafayette football feels aches of growing pains
ine.” But it isn’t, really, when you consider Lafayette’s youth. It is a truism in Division I college football that teams win with seniors and older players. This is why redshirting is such a popular practice — better a season at 22-23 years of age from a player than one at 18. Seniors usually have that prized attribute that can only be gained one way — game experience. Seniors are leaders. Seniors set the tone. But the Leopards, for reasons springing from the 2008 financial crisis, simply don’t have many seniors — about a dozen. At any one moment there might be just three of four seniors on the field. Lafayette pays a price for that, as shown Saturday when Georgetown pulled out a win the Hoyas didn’t especially deserve but saw some enormous contributions from veteran, tested seniors. The flip side is that even in the midst of such a painful and

messy loss, Lafayette was in position — several times — to close out Georgetown and pull off the win. What sloppy and careless youth took away, determined and tenacious youth also almost made happen. “The kids just kept fighting; I don’t worry about people playing hard,” Tavani said. Lafayette’s played hard and smart often enough to be 5-3 overall, 2-1 in the Patriot League, in a season that looked less than promising back in the summer. In some ways such an adolescent team should be achieving much less; in many ways, it’s remarkable the Leopards stand where they do when they’re so young. Go find another D-I team with a winning record with three sophomores starting on the offensive line. Good luck. Where Lafayette finds itself is, somehow, even after such an ugly loss as Saturday’s, a loss that had Tavani writhing in agony at the postgame press conference, is in position to be champion. “The bottom line is that football team (Georgetown) has two league losses and we have one, and we still have a chance to do something great,”

Tavani said. “To do that, we have to make a huge improvement. We’ll get off this mat and find a way to win these last three games one way or the other.” That will be a difficult way. This week brings a trip to Colgate, which has piled up 1,154 total yards in its last two games, then a jaunt to Fordham where the Rams have three full scholarship classes under their belt and finally home to arch-rival Lehigh, which owns four straight wins over the Leopards. If Lafayette wins all three — or even two with a loss to league ineligible Fordham — the 2012 team will go down as a very special, almost historic squad. It may seem like too tall a task and may well prove one. Then again, Colgate surrendered 531 yards to 1-7 Bucknell, Fordham has the same 53 record as the Leopards and Lehigh hasn’t always played four good quarters in a row this season. It also may be that Lafayette, the adolescent team, may have grown up a bit after Saturday and may be ready to pull off another remarkable result.

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Underappreciated but never outworked
Cardinals — to win the title after finishing last in home runs during the regular season. “Our guys had a date with destiny,” Giants general manager Brian Sabean said. Marco Scutaro delivered one more key hit this October, a go-ahead single with two outs in the 10th inning against Phil Coke. On a night of biting cold, stiff breezes and some rain, the Giants sealed the title when Sergio Romo got Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera to look at strike three for the final out. “Tonight was a battle,” said Giants catcher Buster Posey, the NL batting champion. “And I think tonight was a fitting way for us to end it because those guys played hard. They didn’t stop, and it’s an unbelievable feeling.” Posey, the only player in the starting lineup when San Francisco won the 2010 clincher at Texas, celebrated with his teammates in the center of the Comerica Park diamond. In the clubhouse, they hoisted the trophy, passed it around and shouted the name of each player who held it. “World Series champions!” hollered outfielder Hunter Pence, who started the pregame seed-tossing ritual. Pablo Sandoval, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda, was benched for most of the 2010 Series and then went 8-for-16 this year, including a threehomer performance in Game 1, to win MVP honors. “I was ready for the moment,” he said. “I was waiting for the opportunity to be in the playoffs again.” Cabrera delivered the first


Ryan Theriot scores the Giants’ winning run in the top of the 10th inning as Tigers catcher Gerald Laird waits for the throw and pitcher Phil Coke backs up the play.
big hit for Detroit, interrupting San Francisco’s run of dominant pitching with a tworun, wind-blown homer over the right-field wall in the third. Posey put the Giants ahead 3-2 with a two-run homer in the sixth and Delmon Young hit a tying home run in the bottom half. San Francisco then won a battle of bullpens. Ryan Theriot led off the 10th with a single against Phil Coke, moved up on Brandon Crawford’s sacrifice and scored on a shallow single by Scutaro, the MVP of the NL championship series. Center fielder Austin Jackson made a throw home, to no avail. “We were very adamant that we have to step on their throats,” Giants pitcher Barry Zito said. “We saw what they did to New York.” Santiago Casilla got one out in the ninth for the win. Romo struck out the side in the bottom of the 10th for his third save of the Series. The Giants finished the month with seven straight wins and their seventh Series championship. They handed the Tigers their seventh straight World Series loss dating to 2006. “Obviously, there was no doubt about it,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “It was freaky. I would have never guessed we would have swept the Yankees and I would have never guessed the Giants would have swept us.” The Giants combined for a 1.42 ERA, outscored the Tigers 16-6 and held them to a .159 batting average — third-lowest in Series history ahead of only the 1966 Baltimore Orioles (.146) and 1966 Dodgers (.142). “This was the worst day of my career,” Tigers catcher Alex Avila said. “They played great, and we didn’t. It’s that simple.” The NL has won three in a row for the first time in 30 years. San Francisco won six elimination games en route to the title.

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^ Broncos LB Joe Mays is likely out for the season after suffering a serious injury to his lower left leg. ^ DE Mario Williams has rejoined the Bills and expects to play this weekend following a “procedure” on his sprained left wrist. ^ Chiefs QB Brady Quinn is being evaluated for a possible concussion, and his status for Thursday night’s game at San Diego remains uncertain. ^ The NFL has moved its trade deadline back two days to Thursday because of potential complications from Hurricane Sandy.

A three-prong plan to improve the Eagles
having to coach/play better, etc., and then don’t have any other answers for continued incompetence but more hot air. So what can Reid do to try and revive a season heading to oblivion? Here are four areas Reid can realistically try right now, three of which we think he should try. 1. Bench Michael Vick? This is the obvious move, dump the quarterback — but would it be effective? Vick isn’t really the reason why the Eagles lost to Detroit or Atlanta. With the only real option being untested rookie Nick Foles, is that that much better? And does it matter who plays quarterback behind an injury-ravaged and talentless offensive line? There are rookie quarterbacks who are having success in the NFL this season, to be sure, but their teams planned for them to have the job since they were drafted in April. Foles would have no such preparation. His skills and Vick’s are so vastly different that it’d be like revamping an offense in a day. Something else: Vick is as close to a leader as the offense has and a Vick benching would not sit well with many of the Birds’ most talented offensive players. Dissension, not a problem so far, might quickly emerge. Vick, for his part, is making noises like the consummate team player. “Obviously (Reid is) thinking about making a change at the quarterback position,” Vick

said. “The thing I do know, and I’ll go and watch the film and I’ll evaluate myself, is that I’m giving us every opportunity to win. I’m trying my hardest. Some things don’t go right when I want them to. Some things do. So if that’s a decision that coach wants to make, then I support it.” Probably the real answer on offense is to dump the current scheme and build a unit based first and foremost on the comprehensive skills and talent of the Eagles’ best player — LeSean McCoy — but there’s no way that can be in-season. The Eagles’ best route to the playoffs is with Vick at the helm, like it or not. 2. Send Jim Washburn and his “Wide-Nine” packing. After all, Castillo’s gone, so why not go all the way and have a complete defensive rehab? Hire a more conventional line coach and play the way most NFL teams do. If defensive

end Jason Babin, a friend of Washburn’s, doesn’t like it, tough. Washburn’s philosophy seems ineffective and gimmicky and depends on having the kind of linebackers and safeties the Eagles don’t have and never will under Reid. This wouldn’t be all that difficult to do and might pay real dividends, especially for veterans such as Cullen Jenkins and Trent Cole, and especially against the run. 3. Have DeSean Jackson return punts. The Eagles’ special teams are nothing special, largely because coordinator Bobby April doesn’t have top-shelf material to work with. Putting Jackson on punt-return duty could produce some big plays, would force the opposition to react in ways that could help the Eagles (i.e. shorter punts, better field position) and would also send a welcome message to fans that Reid’s being aggressive in trying to reverse the Eagles’ fortunes. 4. Stop pretending the Eagles are a good football team. They’re not, having lost four of five and owning three wins by a total of four points. Don’t keep talking about talent and putting it together and the like, talk that infuriates fans and makes Reid and his staff look out of touch. Talk about “back to basics” and “rebuilding” and “trying to become a playoff team” and the like. It would be refreshing, and it would also be true. “Now what?” for the Eagles should be answered with “anything that works.” And almost anything is worth trying.
Brad Wilson can be reached at bwilson@express-times.com.

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McCollum named to first team
bly go deep in the NCAA tournament. “We have a lot of expectations on ourselves,” Doug McDermott said. “We know we can go far. You see Butler, VCU, teams like that that make it to the Final Four and even the national championship game. We’re not thinking that far ahead, but we know we’re capable of doing what those teams have done in the past.” Canaan earned secondteam All-America honors last season when he led Murray State to a 23-game winning streak to start the season, top 10 ranking, the third round of the NCAA tournament and a 31-2 record. A lot of Racers fans waited breathlessly for Canaan to announce he would skip the NBA draft and return for his senior season Canaan averaged 19.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game while shooting 45.6 percent from 3-point

range. “Having him back is great, and he’s a tremendous kid,” Murray State coach Steve Prohm said. “He will go down as if not the best player, one of the best players, ever to play at Murray State. Anytime you have an elite guard as a coach that makes you feel really good.” Thomas averaged 16 points and 5.5 rebounds a game last season playing in the same frontcourt with first-team AllAmerica Jared Sullinger. While Sullinger left for the NBA, Thomas decided to come back and join two other returning starters in trying to get the Buckeyes past the national semifinals where they lost to Kansas. “I knew one more year would be good for me,” the 6-7 Thomas said. “I came back just for one reason — to also go to the national championship and to win the Big Ten.” McCollum grabbed headlines last season in earning Patriot League Player of the Year honors and plenty of attention from NBA scouts. The 6-3 McCollum averaged 21.9 points,

6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists last season, leading the Mountain Hawks in all three categories. He really opened eyes when he scored 30 points in Lehigh’s NCAA tournament upset of Duke. “C.J. has been a very reliable performer on the floor and has grown as a leader over the course of his career,” Lehigh coach Brett Reed said. “Our team has a great deal of confidence because C.J. exudes confidence in his performance and that ultimately transfers to his teammates. They feel more confident in their ability because he handles pressure situations and adversity very well.” The 6-foot Burke averaged 14.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists in a freshman season that saw the Wolverines crack the top 10 and share the Big Ten title. “I’m pumped,” Burke said of the upcoming season. “I’m really excited. The level of talent we have, I’m excited to see how far we can go.” Zeller, McCollum and Burke all were honorable mention selections last season.

Local Digest

(Koose kick) E — Richard Tattoli 63 pass from Durrah (kick failed)

E — Darius Joyce 15 run (kick failed) Note: Easton completes third consecutive undefeated season.


Middle school
Beth. Catholic 0 0 0 0—0 Easton (8-0) 7 20 12 6—45 E — Katrell Thompson 17 run (Trey Bailey kick) E — Da’Vion Kidd-Jackson 35 run (kick failed) E — Ben Nimeh 37 pass from Connor Fahie (Bailey kick) E — Mitch Daniel 40 interception return (Bailey kick) E — Daniel 65 kickoff return (kick failed) E — Sincere Williams 32 run (kick failed)


Today’s events
No events scheduled.

Metuchen or Ramsey at Pingry in North 2 Group 1; South Hunterdon at Keyport in North 2 Group 1. COLLEGE WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL — Misericordia at DeSales in Freedom Conference semifinals, 7 p.m.


Patriot League
WOMEN’S SOCCER Offense — Murphee Greeley, Lehigh junior scored two goals in a 4-0 win over Holy Cross. Defense — Paige Elliott, Lehigh freshman anchored a defense that allowed just four shots on goal in a 4-0 win over Holy Cross. FIELD HOCKEY Offense — Deanna DiCroce , Lafayette senior scored three goals and had an assist in an 8-0 win over Lehigh and contributed a goal and two assists in a 7-0 win over Georgetown.

Whitehall 0 7 0 0—7 Easton 7 21 0 6—34 E — Trey Durrah 19 run (Jarrod Koose kick) E — Corey Deemer 23 pass from Durrah (Koose kick) W — Nicholas Kovalchick 5 pass to Gianni Sinatore (Saquae Nicols kick) E — Nathan Moser 24 run (Koose kick) E — Greg Albertson 71 pass from Durrah

P.A.L. WRESTLING SIGN-UPS Easton Police Athletic League midget wrestling program will hold sign-ups from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily until the end of November at the Easton Police Department, 25 S. Third St. Registration fee is $5 and a copy of a birth certificate must be provided.

Wednesday’s events
COLLEGE MEN’S SOCCER — Centenary at Marywood in CSAC Tournament first round, 7 p.m. COLLEGE WOMEN’S SOCCER — Centenary at Neumann in CSAC Tournament first round, 7 p.m.; Swarthmore at Muhlenberg in Centennial Conference tournament, 7 p.m. NJSIAA FIELD HOCKEY — Belvidere at Mountain Lakes in North 1 Group 1, 2 p.m.;


Landmark Conference
CROSS COUNTRY Men — Dillon Farrell, Moravian sophomore was named the conference’s runner of the year after placing first in the conference championship meet in a time of 26 minutes, 2.60 seconds over Juniata’s 8,000-meter


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25. Eastern Kentucky 6-3 376 18 Others receiving votes: Sacramento State 367, Tennessee-Martin 274, Harvard 231, Eastern Illi(Sunday’s late game) New Orleans 0 7 0 7—14 nois 188, Bethune-Cookman 155, McNeese State Denver 7 10 7 10—34 73, Southern Illinois 66, Youngstown State 60, Jacksonville State 31, The Citadel 30, Southern AMERICAN CONFERENCE First quarter Utah 29, Samford 22, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 21, East Den—McGahee 1 run (Prater kick), 4:39. Alabama A&M 16, Chattanooga 14, Northern Iowa W L T Pct PF PA Second quarter NO—Sproles 29 pass from Brees (Hartley kick), 12, Colgate 7, Fordham 6, Stephen F. Austin 4, New England 5 3 0 .625 262 170 Drake 3, Delaware State 3, North Carolina Central Miami 4 3 0 .571 150 126 14:53. 2. Buffalo 3 4 0 .429 171 227 Den—Decker 13 pass from Manning (Prater kick), NOTE: Lehigh is sixth in the coaches’ poll. 6:43. N.Y. Jets 3 5 0 .375 168 200 Den—FG Prater 33, 0:00. South Third quarter W L T Pct PF PA Den—D.Thomas 1 pass from Manning (Prater DIVISION I (BCS) Houston 6 1 0 .857 216 128 kick), 9:30. 1. Rutgers; 2. Penn State; 3. Cincinnati; 4. SyraIndianapolis 4 3 0 .571 136 171 Fourth quarter cuse; 5. Pittsburgh; 6. Temple; 7. Connecticut; 8. Tennessee 3 5 0 .375 162 257 Den—Decker 2 pass from Manning (Prater kick), Boston College; 9. Army; 10. Buffalo. Jacksonville 1 6 0 .143 103 188 14:54. DIVISION I (FCS) North Den—FG Prater 33, 5:27. 1. Lehigh; 2. Old Dominion; 3. (tie) Stony Brook, W L T Pct PF PA NO—J.Graham 18 pass from Brees (Hartley kick), New Hampshire; 5. James Madison; 6. Albany; 7. Baltimore 5 2 0 .714 174 161 2:03. Richmond; 8. Harvard; 9. Towson; 10. Villanova. DIVISION II Pittsburgh 4 3 0 .571 167 144 A—76,832. 1. Shippensburg; 2. New Haven; 3. (tie) BloomsCincinnati 3 4 0 .429 166 187 TEAM STATISTICS NO Den burg, Indiana (Pa.); 5. American International; 6. Cleveland 2 6 0 .250 154 186 First downs 14 29 California (Pa.); 7. West Chester; 8. Mercyhurst; 9. West 252 530 Bentley; 10. Slippery Rock. W L T Pct PF PA Total Net Yards DIVISION III Rushes-yards 17-51 41-225 Denver 4 3 0 .571 204 152 Passing yards 201 305 1. Hobart; 2. (tie) Wesley, Widener; 4. Johns San Diego 3 4 0 .429 154 144 Punt Returns 1-(-1) 4-43 Hopkins; 5. SUNY-Cortland; 6. Trinity (Conn.); 7. Oakland 3 4 0 .429 139 187 Kickoff Returns 0-0 1-12 Salisbury; 8. Waynesburg; 9. Rowan; 10. St. John Kansas City 1 6 0 .143 120 209 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-8 Fisher. NATIONAL CONFERENCE Comp-Att-Int 22-42-1 22-30-0 East Sacked-Yards Lost 1-12 0-0 W L T Pct PF PA Punts-average 8-51.6 5-46.4 N.Y. Giants 6 2 0 .750 234 161 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1 3-15 5-34 Philadelphia 3 4 0 .429 120 155 Penalties-Yards 24:46 35:14 Dallas 3 4 0 .429 137 162 Time of Possession (Sunday’s late game) Washington 3 5 0 .375 213 227 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—New Orleans, P.Thomas 8-43, Ingram San Francisco Detroit South ab r h bi ab r h bi W L T Pct PF PA 3-7, Brees 2-2, Sproles 4-(minus 1). Denver, 5 0 0 0 AJackson cf 4 1 0 0 Atlanta 7 0 0 1.000 201 130 McGahee 23-122, Hillman 14-86, Ball 2-14, Pagan cf Manning 1-4, Osweiler 1-(minus 1). Scutaro 2b 4 1 2 1 Berry lf 3 0 00 Tampa Bay 3 4 0 .429 184 153 PASSING—New Orleans, Brees 22-42-1 for 213. Sandoval 3b 5 0 1 0 AGarcia ph-rf0 0 0 0 New Orleans 2 5 0 .286 190 216 Denver, Manning 22-30-0 for 305. Arias 3b 0 0 0 0 D.Kelly ph 1 0 0 0 Carolina 1 6 0 .143 128 167 RECEIVING—New Orleans, Sproles 7-56, Colston Posey c 4 1 1 2 MiCbrera 3b 4 1 1 2 North 5-63, J.Graham 5-63, Moore 3-25, P.Thomas 2-6. Pence rf 4 1 1 0 Fielder 1b 4 0 0 0 W L T Pct PF PA Denver, D.Thomas 7-137, Decker 4-43, Green 3-44, Belt 1b 3 0 1 1 D.Young dh 4 1 2 1 Chicago 6 1 0 .857 185 100 Tamme 3-33, McGahee 2-33, Stokley 2-19, Hillman G.Blanco lf 4 0 1 0 Dirks rf-lf 4 0 1 0 Minnesota 5 3 0 .625 184 167 1-(minus 4). Theriot dh 4 1 1 0 JhPeralta ss 4 0 0 0 Green Bay 5 3 0 .625 208 170 MISSED FIELD GOALS—None. BCrawford ss 3 0 1 0 Infante 2b 3 0 1 0 Detroit 3 4 0 .429 161 174 Worth pr-2b 0 0 0 0 G.Laird c 4 0 00 West Totals 36 4 9 4 Totals 35 3 5 3 W L T Pct PF PA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SUBDIVISION 010 002 000 1—4 San Francisco 5 2 0 .714 165 100 he top 25 teams in The Sports Network Football San Francisco 002 001 000 0—3 Arizona 4 3 0 .571 124 118 Championship Subdivision poll, with first-place Detroit Seattle 4 4 0 .500 140 134 votes in parentheses, records, points and DP—Detroit 2. LOB—San Francisco 5, Detroit 6. 2B—Pence (1). 3B—Belt (1). HR—Posey (1), St. Louis 3 5 0 .375 137 186 previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs Mi.Cabrera (1), D.Young (1). CS—Belt (1). S— Sunday’s late game 1. N. Dakota State (59) 7-1 3,951 3 B.Crawford. Denver 34, New Orleans 14 IP H R ER BB SO 2. Georgia Southern (76) 7-1 3,928 2 Monday’s game 3. Montana State (9) 7-1 3,714 4 San Francisco San Francisco at Arizona, late 7 5 3 3 2 5 4. Sam Houston St. (9) 6-2 3,365 5 M.Cain Thursday’s game 1Ø 0 0 0 1 4 5. Old Dominion (2) 7-1 3,344 6 Affeldt Kansas City at San Diego, 8:20 p.m. ø 0 0 0 0 0 6. Wofford 7-1 3,210 7 S.Casilla W,1-0 Sunday, Nov. 4 Romo S,3-3 1 0 0 0 0 3 7. Eastern Washington 6-2 3,112 1 Arizona at Green Bay, 1 p.m. 8. Lehigh (4) 8-0 2,940 8 Detroit 6ø 7 3 3 1 8 Chicago at Tennessee, 1 p.m. 9. Stony Brook (4) 8-1 2,775 10 Scherzer ø 0 0 0 0 0 10. James Madison 6-2 2,741 9 Smyly Buffalo at Houston, 1 p.m. 1ø 0 0 0 1 1 11. New Hampshire 7-2 2,529 12 Dotel Carolina at Washington, 1 p.m. 2 2 1 1 0 4 12. Northern Arizona (2) 7-1 2,356 13 Coke L,0-1 Detroit at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. 13. Central Arkansas 7-2 1,962 14 HBP—by S.Casilla (Infante). Denver at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. 14. Indiana State 7-2 1,863 15 Umpires—Home, Brian O’Nora; First, Brian Baltimore at Cleveland, 1 p.m. 15. Appalachian State 6-3 1,679 16 Gorman; Second, Joe West; Third, Gerry Davis; Miami at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. 16. Cal Poly 7-1 1,626 11 Right, Fieldin Culbreth; Left, Dan Iassogna. Minnesota at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. 17. Illinois State 7-2 1,546 17 T—3:34. A—42,152 (41,255). Tampa Bay at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. 18. Tennessee State 8-1 1,098 21 Pittsburgh at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. 19. Towson 4-4 843 23 Dallas at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m. 20. Albany 7-1 834 24 Open: N.Y. Jets, New England, San Francisco, St. 21. South Dakota State 6-2 734 NR Louis 22. Richmond 5-3 579 25 Monday, Nov. 5 23. Delaware 5-3 453 20 23. Villanova 6-3 453 19 The Associated Press’ 2012-13 preseason AllPhiladelphia at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.

Broncos 34, Saints 14

NFL standings

Eastern Lambert polls

America team, with school, height, year and votes from a 65-member national media panel (key 2011-12 statistics in parentheses): ^ Cody Zeller, Indiana, 7-0, sophomore, 64 votes (15.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 62.3 fg pct) ^ Doug McDermott, Creighton, 6-8, junior, 62 (22.9 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 60.1 fg pct, 48.6 3-pt fg pct) ^ Isaiah Canaan, Murray State, 6-1, senior, 43 (19.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.6 apg, 45.6 3-pt fg pct) ^ Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State, 6-7, junior, 26 (15.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 52.0 fg pct) ^ C.J. McCollum, Lehigh, 6-3, senior, 16 (21.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 81.1 ft pct, 2.6 steals) ^ Trey Burke, Michigan, 6-0, sophomore, 16 (14.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.6 apg) Others receiving votes (alphabetical): Kenny Boynton, Florida; Lorenzo Brown, North Carolina State; Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State; Solomon Hill, Arizona; Pierre Jackson, Baylor; C.J. Leslie, North Carolina State; James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina; Tony Mitchell, North Texas; Mike Moser, UNLV; Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA; Nerlens Noel, Kentucky; Otto Porter, Georgetown; Phil Pressey, Missouri; Peyton Siva, Louisville; Michael Snaer, Florida State; Jeff Withey, Kansas.

Colorado 11 19 4 Portland 8 16 10 Chivas USA 7 18 9 x-clinched playoff berth y-clinched conference Sunday’s late game Los Angeles 1, Seattle FC 0

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MLS playoffs
WILD CARDS Wednesday, Oct. 31: Houston at Chicago, 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1: Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. EASTERN CONFERENCE Semifinals (D.C. United vs. New York) Saturday, Nov. 3: D.C. United at New York, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7: New York at D.C. United, 8 p.m. (Kansas City vs. Chicago/Houston winner) Sunday, Nov. 4: Kansas City at Chicago/Houston winner, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7: Chicago/Houston winner at Kansas City, 9 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Semifinals (San Jose vs. Vancouver/L.A. winner) Sunday, Nov. 4: San Jose at Vancouver/Los Angeles winner, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7: Vancouver/Los Angeles winner at San Jose, 11 p.m. (Seattle vs. Real Salt Lake) Friday, Nov. 2: Real Salt Lake at Seattle, 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8: Seattle at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m.

NBA openers
National Basketball Association Tuesday’s games Washington at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Boston at Miami, 8 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s games Indiana at Toronto, 7 p.m. Denver at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Houston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Chicago, 8 p.m. San Antonio at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Dallas at Utah, 9 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s games New York at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m.


Giants 4, Tigers 3


American League NEW YORK YANKEES—Exercise the 2013 contract options for RHP David Aardsma, 2B Robinson Cano and CF Curtis Granderson. National League MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Reinstated 1B Mat Gamel, SS Alex Gonzalez and LHP Chris Narveson from the 60-day DL.


College rankings

Harkers Hollow GC

Basketball Football College
CLEMSON—Named Georgia Tech a.d. Dan Radakovich athletic director. GF 42 53 57 46 48 44 45 37 39 36 GF 72 46 51 59 35 42 GA 27 43 46 41 41 44 51 45 44 62 GA 43 35 33 47 41 47

National Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKS—Waived G Delonte West. TWO-MAN SCRAMBLE 1. Larry Kurz and Steve Humphrey 68; 2. (tie) Pete Hourihan and Bob Colon, Chris Mattson and Matt Wilson 70. National Football League MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Signed G Tyler Holmes to the practice squad. Waived DE Ernest Owusu from the practice squad.


Final MLS standings
Major League Soccer EASTERN CONFERENCE W L y-Sporting KC 18 7 x-D.C. 17 10 x-New York 16 9 x-Chicago 17 11 x-Houston 14 9 Columbus 15 12 Montreal 12 16 Philadelphia 10 18 New England 9 17 Toronto FC 5 21 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L y-San Jose 19 6 x-Real Salt Lk. 17 11 x-Seattle 15 8 x-Los Angeles 16 12 x-Vancouver 11 13 FC Dallas 9 13 T 9 7 9 6 11 7 6 6 8 8 T 9 6 11 6 10 12 Pts 63 58 57 57 53 52 42 36 35 23 Pts 66 57 56 54 43 39

NFL Favorite Points (O/U) Underdog Thursday’s game SAN DIEGO 9½ (44) Kansas City Sunday’s games Denver 3 (48) CINCINNATI GREEN BAY 9½ (44) Arizona Miami 3 (42) INDIANAPOLIS Baltimore 3 (42) CLEVELAND HOUSTON 12 (48) Buffalo WASHINGTON 3 (46) Carolina Detroit 3 (44) JACKSONVILLE Chicago 4 (43) TENNESSEE SEATTLE 3 (39) Minnesota OAKLAND 2 (45) Tampa Bay NY GIANTS 3½ (46) Pittsburgh

ATLANTA 6 (47) Dallas Monday’s game NEW ORLEANS 3½ (53) Philadelphia COLLEGE FOOTBALL Favorite Points Underdog Thursday’s games OHIO 16 Eastern Michigan Virginia Tech 2½ MIAMI, Fla. WESTERN KENTUCKY 10 Middle Tenn. St. Friday’s game CALIFORNIA 4 Washington Saturday’s games Penn State 3½ PURDUE Air Force 7 ARMY KENT STATE 20 Akron Vanderbilt 8 KENTUCKY NORTHERN ILLINOIS 36 Massachusetts LOUISVILLE 14 Temple WAKE FOREST 3½ Boston College Houston 2½ EAST CAROLINA INDIANA 1 Iowa Georgia Tech 6½ MARYLAND Clemson 14½ DUKE ARKANSAS 5½ Tulsa AUBURN 22 New Mexico St. Stanford 27½ COLORADO UTAH STATE 25 Texas State Alabama 9 LSU WYOMING 9 Colorado State N.C. STATE 12 Virginia OREGON STATE 4½ Arizona State FLORIDA 16 Missouri MICHIGAN STATE 1 Nebraska WEST VIRGINIA 7 Texas Christian OHIO STATE 24 Illinois NOTRE DAME 17 Pittsburgh LOUISIANA TECH 31½ Tex.-San Antonio San Jose State 17 IDAHO CENTRAL FLORIDA 10 So. Methodist SOUTH FLORIDA 9 Connecticut CENT. MICHIGAN No line W. Michigan BUFFALO 2½ Miami, Ohio GEORGIA 13½ Mississippi CINCINNATI 6 Syracuse UTAH 12 Washington St. SOUTHERN MISS 3½ Ala.-Birmingham MARSHALL 20 Memphis MINNESOTA No line Michigan KANSAS STATE 8 Oklahoma State TEXAS TECH 5 Texas Texas A&M 3½ MISSISSIPPI ST. BAYLOR 17 Kansas Oklahoma 11½ IOWA STATE Oregon 6½ SOUTHERN CAL Rice 3½ TULANE FRESNO STATE 33 Hawaii UCLA 3½ Arizona UNLV 4½ New Mexico BOISE STATE 14 San Diego State NAVY 15 Florida Atlantic Fla. International 4 SOUTH ALABAMA TENNESSEE 19 Troy Arkansas State 3½ NORTH TEXAS LA.-MONROE 10½ La.-Lafayette Home team in CAPS

7:15 p.m. — NBA: Boston Celtics at Miami Heat, ESPN (1230 AM and 1320 AM).

AUTO RACING 8 p.m. — Global Rallycross Championship (ESPN2). BASKETBALL 8 p.m. — NBA: Boston Celtics at Miami Heat (TNT). 10:30 p.m. — NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers (TNT).


Preseason All-America


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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OBITUARIES Antoni Wichryk
Antoni Wichryk, 85, of West Easton, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012 in ManorCare, Palmer Township, with his Wichryk loving family by his side. Born: May 6, 1927, in Rzeszow, Poland, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna Galant Wichryk. Personal: He and his wife the former, Wilhelmina T. Wilkowska, celebrated 34 years of marriage together. His first wife, the former Dorothy Sawchuck, preceded him in death. Antoni emigrated to the United States in 1964 and was employed by Victaulic, West Easton, for many years. Upon retiring from Victaulic, he continued working for employers including Bushkill Industries, J.W. Moon Inc. and M & M Pipe Products. Antoni was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed having his family together. He also enjoyed gardening, polka dancing and music. Antoni never missed an episode of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. Memberships: He was a member of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church. Survivors: In addition to his wife, Wilhelmina T., he is survived by a daughter, Leah C. Wright and her husband David, of West Easton and two sons, Antoni M. Wichryk, O.D. and his wife Regina, of Macungie and Adam T. Wichryk and his fiancée Renata Dul, of Huntingdon Valley, PA; six grandchildren, Hannah and Paige Dreyer and Ian and Sidney Wright, all of West Easton and Kateryna and Anastasia Wichryk, of Macungie; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Wasil and Jan and his sisters, Maria, Rozalia, Kateryna and Anna. Services: Will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough, followed by a Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, 301 Fourth St., West Easton. Call Saturday 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Holy Ghost Cemetery. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com. Memorials: Memorials and Divine Liturgy intentions may be made to the church, c/o 315 Fourth St., West Easton, PA 18042.

October 30, 2012 ^ Bahn, Jennifer, 34, of Bethlehem ^ DeBias, Francis “Jack”, of Lambertville ^ Duda, Henry, 84, of Bethlehem ^ Gordon, Joanne M., 74, of Forks Township ^ Halley, Marie, 88, of Phillipsburg ^ Hirko, Rose M. Werner, 60, of Palmer Township ^ Moore, Craig ^ Nardo, Raymond, formerly of Phillipsburg ^ Nee, Mildred T. “Millie”, 81, of Bethlehem Township ^ Pessina, Angela Rene, 29, of Allentown ^ Plush, George Bevan, 92, formerly of Bangor ^ Tress, Beatrice M., 92, of Richlandtown, Pa. ^ Wichryk, Antoni, 85, of West Easton

Mildred T. ‘Millie’ Nee
Mildred T. “Millie” Nee, 81, of Bethlehem Township, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012 in St. Luke’s Hospital with her Nee loving family by her side. Born: August 22, 1931, in Quebec City, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Laurenza Millette Phillips. Personal: Millie and her husband, John W. Nee, were devoted to each other and celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on December 27, 2011. Millie and John had a lifetime of travel throughout the world. She enjoyed cruising on cruise ships, especially to her native Quebec Province and many other Canadian provinces. For many years, they spent their winters in Florida enjoying the weather and beaches. She enjoyed Bethlehem’s Musikfest every year and was an avid Boston Red Sox, Notre Dame and Montreal Canadian fan. Memberships: Millie was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church and had been a member of various social clubs. Survivors: She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, John; son, Kerry A. Nee, of Sinking Springs; a daughter, Karin A. and her husband Michael DeBiasi, of Bethlehem Township; four grandchildren, Matthew, Gregory, Jenessa & Jessica. She was preceded in death by a son, Kevin; a brother, Lawrence Phillips and two sisters, Lillian Santoian and Pearl Lapointe. Services: Will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday from the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Davis & St. Joseph Sts., Easton. Call Thursday 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s New Cemetery. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com. Memorials: May be made to the church, c/o 132 S. Fifth St., Easton, PA 18042.

Angela Rene’ Pessina
Angela Rene’ Pessina, 29, of Allentown, passed away of injuries as a result of an auto accident on October 28, 2012. Pessina Born: Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Michael W. and Michele K Kercsmar Pessina. Personal: Angela was a graduate of Parkland High School, Class of 2001. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A Degree in Spanish in 2005 where she studied in Alicante, Spain for one semester. Angela was a Spanish teacher at Pen Argyl High School for the past 5 years. She was a Certified ESL teacher. She worked at Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. in the International Customer Service Department while attaining her teaching certification at Kutztown University. Angela was a certified Zumba Instructor and she worked part time at Machs Gute Restaurant, Bethlehem. She loved her many summers as a camper and counselor at Bear Creek Camp. Angela loved children and gave to her favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Memberships: She was a lifelong member of St Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown where she taught Vacation Bible School. Survivors: Parents; sister, Alison; maternal grandmother, Charlotte Kercsmar; boyfriend, Ric “JR” Mayberry; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Angela was predeceased by maternal grandfather, Joseph Kercsmar and paternal grandparents, Reno and Claire Pessina. Services: Saturday 10 a.m. at Nativity Lutheran Church, 4004 W. Tilghman St., Allentown. A viewing will be held Friday 6 to 9 p.m. in the Main room at Bachman Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th & Hamilton Streets, Allentown and Saturday 9 to 10 a.m. in the church. Interment to follow in Grandview Cemetery. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Angela R. Pessina Spanish Scholarship Fund (Relating to Pen Argyl High School). Checks mailed to Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 1629 W. Hamilton St. Allentown, PA 18102. Donations can also be made, in Angela’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 323 N. Lauderdale St. P.O. Box 318, Memphis, TN 38105-2794.

Francis ‘Jack’ DeBias
Francis “Jack” DeBias, of Lambertville, NJ, passed away on October 25th, 2012 at his residence. Born: He was born on August 29th in Phillipsburg, NJ. Jack was the son of the late Frank J. and Anne M. DeBias. Personal: Jack was an accomplished cook and baker who specialized in elaborately decorated paska bread. Jack was a pysanky Artist who created exquisite, intricate Ukrainian Easter Egg designs. He was a dealer of Antiquities especially Byzantine Art and Icons. Jack had a razor sharp sense of humor, he was a devote and faithful Catholic. He graduated from Penn State University, spoke Russian and German, he was a retreat Director at the Blue Army Shrine in Washington, NJ. Survivors: Jack is survived by 1001 family and friends from all over the world. His Beloved Nanashka Godmother, Catherine Corriere of Carollton, GA; and a brother, Robert DeBias of Easton, PA; and his beloved cousins. Services: Funeral services will begin at the Finegan Funeral Home, 4080 William Penn Highway, Palmer Twp., Pa. at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 followed by a Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4th, St., West Easton, PA. Interment will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Williams Twp., PA. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home. Parastas will be celebrated on Thursday at 7:30 p.n. Memorials: Memorial Contributions may be made in Memory of Jack to The Carmelite Monastery Discalced Carmelite Nunes, 26 Harmony School Rd., Flemington, NJ. 088222606. www.flemingtoncarmel.org Fineganfh.com.

Rose M. Werner Hirko
Rose M. Werner Hirko, 60, of Palmer Township, was stricken at home and passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Easton Hospital, Wilson Borough. Born: Born in Wilson Borough on April 14, 1952, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Annabelle Bellesfield Winger. Personal: She was the wife of the late John D. Hirko, Sr. with whom she shared 8 years of marriage prior to his death in 2008. Rose attended Easton High School. She currently was serving as a recruiter for the Miller-Keystone Memorial Blood Bank, Bethlehem. Previously, Rose worked for more than 25 years at the Head Start of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown where she served as the director of transportation. Memberships: She was a member and past president of the Avona Women’s Shuffleboard League, West Easton. Survivors: She is survived by her loving family; daughter, Monica Kuchera and her husband, William of Coplay; sons, Brad Werner of Easton and Eric Werner and his wife, Tracey of Palmer Township; five grandchildren, Johnathan, Tiffany, Brad Jr., Jordin and Kayleigh; great-grandchildren, Zoe and Aerolynn; brothers, Richard Grey and his wife, Vivian of Palmer Township and Michael Gellock of Philadelphia; sisters, Amyjo Gellock of Palmerton and Tracey Jennings of Easton; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her late husband, John, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Xavier and two sisters, Geraldine Miller and Barbara Morrell. Services: will be held on Friday, November 02, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, Village of Moorestown – Bath, PA 18014. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Friday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Northampton Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Palmer Township. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, may be made in memory of Rose to the charity of one’s choice.




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Marie Halley
Marie Halley, 88, of Phillipsburg passed away Monday, October 29, 2012 at home. Arrangements will be announced by the Doyle-Devlin Funeral Home, Inc. in Phillipsburg. Online condolences may be offered at www.devlinfh.com.

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Joanne M. Gordon
Joanne M. Gordon, 74, of Forks Township, died Monday, October 29, 2012 at Country Meadows, Bethlehem. Born: September 10, 1938 in Easton, she was the daughter of the late William and Helen Longyear Trembler. Personal: She and her husband, Donald L. Gordon were married May 4, 1957. She was a secretary at EMBT, Easton for twenty years and also worked for 15 years at the Easton YMCA. Memberships: Joanne was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Easton. Survivors: In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons, Donald and his wife Susan Gordon of Nazareth, Richard and his wife Sandy Gordon of Forks Township; grandchildren, Sara and Korryne; brother, Robert Trembler of Easton. Services: Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorials: Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in care of the BartholomewSchisler Funeral Home, 211 East Center Street, Nazareth, PA 18064. Online condolences may be made at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com.

Beatrice M. Tress
Beatrice M. Tress, 92, of Richlandtown formerly of Bethlehem died October 27, 2012 in Phoebe Richland Health Care Center, Richlandtown. Born: Born in Lower Nazareth, PA she was the daughter of the late Charles & Mabel Shoenberger Smith. Personal: She was the wife of the late Charles L. Tress. She was ministered to by the Pastors and friends of Grace Bible Fellowship, Quakertown. She was a former member and choir member of Ebenezer Bible Fellowship and Calvary Baptist Church both in Bethlehem. Beatrice enjoyed gardening with her late husband and enjoyed cooking. Known for her hospitality she was a gracious hostess in her home. She was a loyal grandmother know to her grandchildren as Nana Tress. Survivors: She is survived by three daughters Phyllis Olsen and Dr. Milt, Esther Bradway and Ed, and Kathy Martin and Paul. Eight grandchildren; twenty one great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren. Services: Services will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www.crstrunk.com) 821 W. Broad St. Quakertown, PA 18951. Call 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Missions Program at Grace Bible Fellowship, 1811 North Old Bethlehem Pike, Quakertown, PA 18951.

Other death
Anthony P. Browne, a onetime rock-and-roll manager turned interior designer whose star clientele included media magnate Oprah Winfrey, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and Washington socialites Pamela Harriman and Evangeline Bruce, died Oct. 13 at the Capital Caring hospice in the District of Columbia. He was 70. He had a tumor near the optic nerve, said a friend, David Helfrich. Before he found his calling in design, the English-born Browne was the personal assistant to Robert Stigwood, manager of such British rock groups as

Raymond Nardo
Mr. Raymond Nardo passed away on October 18, 2012, formerly of Phillipsburg, NJ. Personal: Mr. Nardo attended Phillipsburg High School and graduated in 1952. He joined the United States Air Force where he served as a Sergeant for the Air Police during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956. After his discharge from the Air Force, Mr. Nardo became a Service Manager for Walter’s Oil Company and then for Lessig Oil Company. Memberships: Ray was a member of the IAPC, Fleas Club, VFW, Elks, and American Legion Post # 0457. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason. Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Maureen McDevitt Nardo; his son, Raymond and Tina Nardo, Jr.; his daughters, Ronna Rae and Greg Couser and Lori Rae and Gary Velekel; and his sister, Louise Flexer; eight grandchildren, Jaklyn, Francesca, Victoria, Dominique Couser, Lorissa, Greg, Geoff Velekei, Daniel Nardo. He was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Hedges and Norma Frinzi. Services: Funeral services will be held Friday, November 2, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at Ss. Philip & James Catholic Church. Immediately following, burial will be at Northampton Memorial Shrine.

Cream, and business partner of former Beatles manager Brian Epstein. For a period, Browne was world tour manager of the Bee Gees. Browne said he had an eye for interior design early in life but that his guardian family discouraged his interest. “It was regarded as frivolous and unmasculine,” he told Architectural Digest, “but I couldn’t help doing it because I was good at it.
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Jennifer Bahn
Jennifer Bahn, 34, of Bethlehem passed away Wednesday in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Services: Private under the direction of the Irwin M. Judd Funeral Home, Allentown.

George Bevan Plush
George Bevan Plush, 92, “My way”. Following the observation of his 65th wedding anniversary with his beloved wife Marjorie (formerly of Bethlehem), George crossed his finish line quietly in his sleep on October 13, 2012. Formerly of the Bangor area, he resided in Arlington, Virginia. Survivors: He is survived by daughter, Lorry; son, Greg and his wife Gwen and her daughter, Angela Lloyd; son, Dick; Tom and Marlise Green; granddaughter, Courtney Prentice; and great-granddaughters, Ashleigh Prentice, Cary Green and Kate Green. “Come, for all is now ready”.

Henry Duda Craig Moore
A Memorial Service for Craig Moore will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 2 p.m. at The Unitarian Universalist Church, 424 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018. A reception will follow the service. Memorials: Contributions may be made to the church. Service change The services for Henry Duda have been changed to Friday, November 2, 2012. Viewing 10 to 11 a.m. with a service to follow at 11 a.m. in the Downing funeral Home, Inc.


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Tuesday, October 30, 2012


TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 30). The sun's returning to the waters of your birth sign has a spiritually cleansing and rejuvenating effect. In November, you'll focus on the part of your personal life that needs creative reconstruction. In December, you'll lighten someone's load and gain three times the generosity you give. January brings new commitments. Libra and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 25, 1, 44 and 31. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're willing to fight for what is yours, but are you willing to fight for what is not yet yours? This takes great faith that your projection of the future is good for all. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). With the full moon encouraging you to live out loud, you'll spend extra time making sure you're ready to look good, sound good and present yourself in the best possible light. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll be inspired to nourish your mind. The full moon brings intellectual encouragement to you, and you'll find no better excuse to buy books, enroll in a class or attend a lecture. CANCER (June 22-July 22). The fullness of your guiding luminary, the moon, will draw out your generosity. You'll feel inspired to spend money and effort to help the environment and repay Mother Nature in some small way for the gifts she's given you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The antics of others may cause the moral compass inside you to spin madly, searching for a set point. When, if ever, should you try to impose your moral standards on others? That will be the question of the day. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The full moon turns your sense of logic on its ear. You'll figure out the answers to the more complex questions thrown your way, while simple questions may remain a mystery.






LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The energy is flowing, and you'll take on many activities over the course of the day. Before you make a single move, though, know your purpose. Everything changes when you know why you're doing what you're doing. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll be given something that not only meets your expectations, but meets them with the wild, burning eyes of an excited friend who can't wait to reveal a bit of magic to you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You know who your real competition is: you. You've wanted to prove that you could outdo your previous success or right a past mistake, and now the full moon encourages you to pull out all the stops. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You feel independently strong and will get a boost from doing things on your own. The strength you build on a solo mission may be so inspiring that you'll decide to go it alone more often. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Time may wait for no man, but you're more polite. You'll contribute to world peace by patiently waiting for others, even if said "others" happen to be rudely talking or texting on their cellphones. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll blaze a trail where there was none. It's harder for you, but you'll make it easier for those who come after you. You do this out of love, and the results will benefit all.














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