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kind” with a small step onto the

moon. The modest man, who
had people on Earth entranced
and awed from almost a quar-
ter-million miles away, but
credited others for the feat,
died Saturday. He was 82.
Armstrong died following
CINCINNATI — Neil Arm-
strong was a soft-spoken engi-
neer who became a global hero
when as a steely-nerved pilot he
made “one giant leap for man-
complications resulting from
cardiovascular procedures, his
family said in a statement.
Armstrong had had a bypass
operation this month, accord-
ing to NASA. His family didn’t
say where he died; he had lived
in suburban Cincinnati.
Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11
spacecraft that landed on the moon
July 20, 1969, capping the most
daring of the 20th century’s sci-
entific expeditions. His first
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Eighteen months after she
killed a man to protect her own
life in a methamphetamine lab,
Amanda Rose Bowman was
found inside another suspected
meth lab Friday, Wilkes-Barre
police allege.
Bowman, 30, of Glen Lyon,
was one of three people charged
in connection
with a suspect-
ed mobile
meth lab found
parked on East
Lafayette Place
Friday after-
noon. Police al-
so arraigned
two men,
Christian Jo-
seph Morgan,
38, of Beach
Haven, and
Courtney M.
Wolfe, 29, of
Shickshinny,
on drug manu-
facturing and
other felony
charges Satur-
day morning.
During an
August 2011,
trial, Bowman
testified she
shot 44-year-
old Robert
Muntz in the head with a .40-
caliber handgun after Muntz
burst into her trailer in Hunlock
Township on Feb. 8, 2011. Bow-
man was not charged with hom-
icide in the incident as prosecu-
tors ruled she acted in self-de-
fense. Muntz was carrying a sto-
len .22-caliber handgun and
wearing a Halloween mask as
he entered the trailer, according
to investigators.
State police said the trailer at
59 Old Tavern Road, which
Bowman shared with her boy-
friend Jeffrey Layton, was filled
with firearms, ammunition and
materials used to manufacture
methamphetamine. Drug,
weapons and other charges we-
Meth lab
suspect
familiar
figure
Woman arrested Friday, killed
man in a previous case,
according to court papers.
See METH, Page 7A
Bowman
Morgan
Wolfe
In September 1955, 88-year-old five-and-dime king
Sebastian S. Kresge visited his newly renovated
Wilkes-Barre store for its grand reopening, meeting the
staff and posing for photos.
He had “taken a special and lively interest in the
construction of the local store,” according to The
Times Leader. That “interest” could well have been
something more than public relations, for Kresge’s
1955 visit was a homecoming of sorts.
Born just a few miles from Wilkes-Barre in 1867,
Kresge by mid-20th century was a titan of the discount
store industry that had swept America and revolu-
tionized retail buying since the late 1800s.
While the once-ubiquitous S.S.
Kresge stores (the form of the
name on their signs) are long
gone, Kresge’s legacy lives on in
the modern Kmart chain, created
out of the Kresge company 50
years ago. Kmart itself is cele-
brating a local milestone this week
with the reopening of the Ed-
wardsville store along U.S. Route
11, badly damaged in the Tropical
Storm Lee flooding of September 2011.
Sebastian Spering Kresge was born at Bald Moun-
When five and dimes reigned in region
Area native Kresge was king of discount store industry
COURTESY OF LUZERNE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Sebastian
Kresge,
center,
cuts the
ribbon on
his re-
modled
Wilkes-
Barre
store in
the 1950s.
By TOMMOONEY
Times Leader Correspondent
See KRESGE, Page 9A
I N S I D E
Edwardsville
Kmart is
reopening
after the
devastating
flood of 2011.
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Violent crime at two of the area’s
largest privately owned housing projects
– Hanover Village in Hanover Township
and Sherman Hills in Wilkes-Barre – has
some residents feeling unsafe and neigh-
bors calling for action.
Police officials in both communities
acknowledge the sprawling complexes
are sources of a disproportionate num-
ber of violent crimes, and they ex-
pressed concern for the law-abiding
people living there.
For decades government officials
maintained a goal of federally subsidized
housing is to ensure that low- to middle-
income people have a safe, affordable
place to live.
But many residents said they feel
anything but safe. Most were afraid to
have their names used in this story for
fear of retaliation from drug dealers and
other criminals at the complexes.
“As long as you stay in your house,
you’re safe,” said Yahaira Rodriguez,
who lives with her three children at
Hanover Village in Hanover Township.
“It’s safe now because it’s early,” the
31-year-old said while barbecuing on a
small charcoal grill in her small front
yard on a warm afternoon last week.
“I’ve been here a year. So far, for me,
right here, this place is safe. It’s not that
bad.”
But, she added, she won’t let her
children wander around the 15-acre
development.
And with good reason.
Three weeks prior, two men were shot
near the complex entrance during a
large fight. In June, two other men were
shot, also during a large fight just out-
side the complex.
Two days prior to that, police arrested
a village resident and seized hundreds of
packets of heroin and thousands in cash
from her apartment. The same month a
man was assaulted walking to his apart-
ment.
“I’m not feeling good at this time,”
said Digna Ward, who lives in the com-
HOUSING PROJECTS: Two privately owned housing complexes in the area are
getting a reputation as sources of crime, and solutions aren’t coming easily
AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER
Wilkes-Barre police investigate an incident at the Sherman Hills complex, along
Coal and Empire streets.
PETE G. WILCOX/TIMES LEADER FILE PHOTO
In this July 28, 2012 file photo, Hanover Township police investigate a shooting at
the Hanover Village apartments.
The trouble next door
By STEVE MOCARSKY
and EDWARD LEWIS
smocarsky@timesleader
elewis@timesleader.com
See COMPLEXES, Page 12A
INSIDE: Support vital for crime watch, activist
says, Page 12A
NEIL ARMSTRONG: 1930 - 2012
America’s spaceman is dead at 82
By LISA CORNWELL
and SETH BORENSTEIN
Associated Press
Astronaut
was first
person to
walk on the
moon. See ARMSTRONG, Page 10A
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E
merson H. Ramage, 95, of West
Pittston, passed away Friday,
August 24, 2012, in The United
Methodist Homes, Wesley Village
Campus, Pittston.
Born in West Pittston, December
16, 1916, a son of the late Carl and
Anna Price Ramage, he was a gradu-
ate of West Pittston High School
and the Wharton School of Finance.
He was retired from WILK Radio
where he was employed as Business
Manager and Controller.
He was a Past Master and 50 year
member of Valley Masonic Lodge
No. 499.
Emerson was a member of the
former Luzerne Avenue Baptist
Church where he was a member of
the Mand MClass, served as a Dea-
con and Trustee and sang in the
Choir.
He served on the Board of Direc-
tors for the Pittston YMCA and
United Way of Luzerne County.
Emerson is preceded in death by
wife, Marion Reed Ramage; infant
daughter, Carol Ramage; son, John
Ramage; grandsons, Nathan Hem-
perly, Kyle Ramage; brother, Carl
Ramage.
He is survived by daughter, Patri-
cia Miller and husband, David,
Roaring Brook Township; son, Rus-
sell Ramage and wife, Donna, Hock-
essin, Del.; daughter-in-law, Donna
Kaye Ramage, Victor, N.Y.; five
grandchildren; three great-grand-
children, a niece, four step-grand-
children, seven step-great-grand-
children and one step-great-great
grandchild.
The family would like to thank
the staff of Wesley Village for their
care and compassion throughout
the past few years.
Funeral services will be held
Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. in the
Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509
Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. The
Rev. Jeff Levy of Moscow United
Methodist Church will officiate.
Friends maycall at thefuneral home
Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. Inter-
ment will be in Memorial Shrine
Cemetery, Carverton. Valley Lodge
No. 499 will conduct services Mon-
day at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Inlieuof flowers, memorial dona-
tions may be sent to Valley Lodge
No. 499 building fund for flood res-
toration or the West Pittston Li-
brary.
Emerson Ramage
August 24, 2012
F
lorence G. Kelly, 84, of Plains
Township, died Friday evening,
August 24, 2012, at the Wilkes-Barre
General Hospital.
BorninPlains Township, she was
a daughter of the late Paul and Ku-
negunda (Niedzielska) Gosiewski.
Florence was a graduate of Plains
Memorial High School, class of
1946, and was employed as a Seam-
stress for Plains Manufacturing and
Harbour Casuals until her retire-
ment. She was a member of the
I.L.G.W.U., a former member of Sa-
cred Heart Church, Plains Town-
ship, andcurrently was a member of
SS. Peter and Paul Church, Plains
Township.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, John L. Kelly, on January
26, 2001; brothers, Frank and Stan-
ley Gosiewski; sisters, Mary Stav-
ish, Sophie Dreabit, Lottie Westaw-
ski and infant sister Josephine.
Surviving are her son, John A.
Kelly, Plains Township; daughter,
Lois Phillips and husband, Nick,
Plains Township, grandchildren,
Lori Murphy and her husband, Dr.
James Murphy, Philadelphia; Kelly
Phillips, Middletown, Conn..; Nick
Phillips, Plains Township; great-
grandchildren, Emma Kelly Mur-
phy, Cara Grace Murphy; sister, Ge-
nevieve Sabatini, Chicago, Ill.; ne-
phews and nieces.
Funeral will be heldTuesday at 9
a.m. from the Corcoran Funeral
Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains
Township, with a Mass of Christian
Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and
Paul Church, Plains Township. In-
terment will be in St. Mary’s Ceme-
tery, Hanover Township. Friends
may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Onlinecondolences maybemade
at www.corcoanfuneralhome.com.
Florence Kelly
August 24, 2012
A
nne Bonsavage, 87, of Hanover
Street, Warrior Run, passed
away Friday morning, August, 24,
2012, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley
Medical Center.
She was a 1942 graduate of Ha-
nover Township High School and a
member of Holy Family Church,
Sugar Notch.
Anne and her husband, Charles,
celebrated their 65th wedding anni-
versary on June 28, 2012. She was
very proud of her 65th anniversary.
Charles and Anne were married on
June 28, 1947, after Charles, a Navy
veteran, was discharged from the
service after World War II.
Anne, with her husband, enjoyed
numerous trips to California to visit
her son and family and was satisfied
that she had traveled and enjoyed
her life. She was a devoted mother
and loving wife and lived in Warrior
Run after she was married.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, John and Mary Shircavage;
brothers, JohnandStephenShircav-
age and sister, Mary Bilak.
Surviving are her loving hus-
band, Charles; son, also Charles;
grandson, Charles Dominick;
granddaughter, Nicole, all of San
Diego, Calif.; sister, Stephania Zear-
foss, Mountain Top; several nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on
Monday at noon fromthe George A.
Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N.
Main St., Ashley. A Mass of Chris-
tian Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m.
in Holy Family Church, with the
Rev. JosephKakareka officiating. In-
terment will follow in St. Mary’s
Cemetery, Hanover Township. Fam-
ily and friends may call on Sunday
from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Monday
from11 a.m. until noon.
Memorial contributions can be
made to Holy Family Church, 828
Main St., Sugar Notch, PA18706.
Anne Bonsavage
August 24, 2012
A
rline C. Passetti, 85, of Oak
Street, Sugar Notch, passed
away on Saturday, August 25, 2012,
at Celtic Health Care inpatient unit
at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
She was born in Wilkes-Barre on
January 8, 1927. She was a daughter
of the late Arline C. Lewis.
Shewas amember of HolyFamily
Church, Sugar Notch, and was also
a former volunteer with the Amer-
ican Red Cross.
She lovedspending her time with
her family, especially with her
grandchildren. She also enjoyed
talking on the telephone with her
family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Evaristo P. Passetti; infant
granddaughter, Kristan T. Passetti;
grandson, infant grandson, Charles
Z. Passetti and brother, Dave Lewis.
Surviving are her daughters, Co-
lette Yermal and her husband, Da-
vid, Ellicott City, Md., Anne Ri-
chards and her husband, Donald,
Pittston, Jacqueline Reese and her
husband, Richard, Fredericksburg,
Va.; sons, Edward Passetti, at home;
Robert Passetti and his wife, Marie,
Glen Lyon; grandchildren, Jennifer
Krieger, Robert Passetti Jr., Susan
Thomas, Jeffrey Passetti, April Pas-
setti, Audry Rose Bayhurst, Alexan-
der Passetti, David Yermal Jr., Eric
Yermal, Michael Richards, Eric Ri-
chards, Kyle Reese, Cory Reese;
great-grandchildren, Kayleen, Shea-
lyn and AndrewYermal, Emma and
Brady Thomas, Aidan Krieger, Apa-
lonia Passetti, Sareina Wootton,
London Fenner, Daniel and Dylan
Bayhurst. Two nephews also sur-
vive.
Funeral services will be held on
Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Ge-
orge A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home,
105 N. Main St., Ashley. A Mass of
Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. in Holy
Family Church, with the Rev. Jo-
seph Kakareka officiating. Inter-
ment will followin St. Charles Cem-
etery, Sugar Notch. Family and
friends may call on Monday from 6
to 8 p.m. Tuesday from 8:30 to 9:30
a.m.
Arline Passetti
August 25, 2012
J
ohn M. Nagy, 78, of Spring-
brook, passed away Saturday,
August 25, 2012, at Riverside Re-
hab and Nursing Center, Taylor.
He was born in Dupont, March
31, 1934, and was a son of the late
John and Madeline (Klimek) Na-
gy.
John was a member of St. Mi-
chael’s Byzantine Catholic
Church, Pittston. He attended Du-
pont schools. John was a U.S. Ar-
my Veteran serving during the Ko-
rean War. He retired in 1979 from
RCA, Dunmore. John was a mem-
ber of the V.F.W. Post 6520 Cortez,
Mt. Cobb.
John was a good-natured and
humorous man. He appreciated
and loved the outdoors and took
great joy in gardening, hunting,
fishing and connecting with na-
ture. He was an impressive, self-
taught violinplayer andenjoyedall
genres of music. While serving in
Korea, he shared his talent by play-
ing in a band entertaining the
troops. Throughout his life, healso
played in several local bands. Mu-
sic, nature, family andfriends were
cherished aspects of John’s life, a
life he lived fully and with great
happiness.
In addition to his parents, he
was precededindeathbyhis broth-
er, Frank.
Johnis survivedby his wife of 51
½ years, the former Dorothy Pear-
age Nagy; sons, John, Tenn.; Brian
and his wife, Denise, Moscow;
daughter, Jacqueline and her hus-
band, Michael Yalch, Nanticoke
and sister, Evelyn Pearage, Du-
pont. Also surviving are his grand-
children, Kayla, BJ, Michael, Cas-
sandra; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be
held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
from Kiesinger Funeral Services
Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea,
with a Mass of Christian burial at
10 a.m. in St. Michael’s Byzantine
Catholic Church, Pittston, with
the Rev. Joseph Bertha officiating.
Friends may call Monday from 5
until 8 p.m. Parastas Services will
be held at 7 p.m. Interment will be
held at the parish cemetery. AM-
VETS Honor Guard of Dupont will
provide military honors.
Online condolences may be
made to www.kiesingerfuneralser-
vices.com.
John Nagy
August 25, 2012
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SWOYERSVILLE – Cherise
Pokorny was well aware Satur-
day’s Angel Medication motorcy-
cle runwas muchmore thana fun
activity for area bikers.
The run, heldinmemory of her
brother, Mark Valanski, was an
opportunitytoraisemoneyfor ar-
ea residents who suffer from
mental illness and can’t afford
necessary prescriptions. Pokor-
ny, coordinator of the event, said
these medications can markedly
increase the quality of people’s
lives. She saidher brother greatly
benefited from these during his
lifetime.
Mark, who passed away sud-
denly in 2009, didn’t let his strug-
gle with bipolar disorder stop
him from helping others.
After his death, many who
knew him shared stories about
his big heart and his desire to as-
sist people in need.
In that spirit, Pokorny puts to-
gether events throughout the
year to raise money for area resi-
dents who cannot afford mental
health medications. She works
closely with Community Coun-
seling Services, Wilkes-Barre, to
insure those who rely on such
medications do not have to go
without them.
"With budget cutbacks and ec-
onomic concerns, it has becomea
more common occurrence that
people simply cannot afford their
medications," said Jacki Rydzaf-
ski, a nurse and long time em-
ployee of CCS.
Rydzafski emphasized these
clients cannot successfully live
without medications even for a
short time. She said she was very
grateful Pokorny was focusing on
this very specific and necessary
community need.
Pokorny lauded Jim Alansky,
Wilkes-Barre Township, for his
efforts in planning out the bike
route. Covering approximately
72 miles, the bikers made their
way from The Checkerboard Inn
in Trucksville, through Nanti-
coke, Berwick and Mountain
Top, finishing at the American
Legion pavilion in Swoyersville,
where participants were treated
to good food, fellowship and the
opportunity toparticipate invari-
ous raffles.
"It was a beautiful day, an ex-
cellent route and a good cause,"
said Randy Schweiss, Hunlock
Creek.
Attendees said they consid-
ered it a privilege to raise money
for those in the area challenged
by mental health issues.
"Mental illness is more preva-
lent in the community than peo-
ple realize, and this fundraiser is
very necessary and appreciated,"
said Brian Dougherty, Wilkes-
Barre.
The Band Jax and 25 Cent
Smoke were on hand to provide
music for the event.
Pokornysaidshe is grateful not
only for those who participated
in the run, but to those who do-
nated items for the raffles and for
those who gave generously. She
said she anticipates holding the
bike run annually, but that she
will also be coordinating other
events.
Anyone wishing to support the
Angel Medication effort, a non-
profit organization, shouldsenda
check or money order to Angel
Medication, 18 Marabee Avenue,
Dallas, Pa. 18612.
Rx for medication: A motorcycle run
Event raises funds to help
area residents who suffer
from mental illness.
By GERI GIBBON
Times Leader Correspondent
AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER
Jack Tereska parks his bike at the Swoyersville American Legion pavilion at the end of the Angel
Medication motorcycle run in Memory of Mark J. Valanski.
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SUMMARY
HAZLETON – Pennsylva-
nia State Police Saturday said
an arrest warrant was issued
for Justin Lee Vaughn, 24, of
Hazleton after he failed to
return to the MinSec commu-
nity corrections center on
Broad Street
after com-
pleting his
community
service.
Anyone
with in-
formation on
the where-
abouts of
Vaughn is asked to contact
state police Hazleton at 570
459-3890.
PITTSTON – The Penn-
sylvania State Police Bureau
of Liquor Control Enforce-
ment issued a citation for
selling alcoholic beverages to
a minor to CFM-NEPA LLC
doing business as the Conve-
nient Food Mart at the in-
tersection of North Main and
Panama streets. The violation
occurred on July 15, the bu-
reau said.
POLICE BLOTTER
Vaughn
LUZERNE – Luzerne Bor-
ough will hold a free tire
recycling event sponsored by
the Luzerne County Waste
Management Department and
the Pennsylvania Department
of Environmental Protection.
Two tire collections are sched-
uled, with the first to be Oct.
6 at the Butler Township road
department, 14 W. Butler
Drive, Drums, and the sec-
ond, Oct. 13 at Hanover Area
High School, 1600 Sans Souci
Parkway, Hanover Township.
Call the Luzerne Borough
secretary for any further in-
formation at (570) 287-7633.
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DUPONT
Cancer fundraiser ahead
A
n event to benefit the American
Cancer Society’s Making Strides
Against Breast Cancer Walk will be
held Sept. 7, at the Midtown Sports
Bar & Grill, Concord Drive, Dupont.
A special happy hour fundraiser
will be held, “Drink To Pink” and
will feature drink specials, live music
and raffle baskets.
A $5 donation will benefit the
cancer walk and pink attire is encour-
aged.
HAZLETON
DUI checkpoints listed
The Pennsylvania State Police
Troop N, Hazleton, announced that
DUI checkpoints and roving DUI
patrols will take place Labor Day
weekend, beginning at 12:01 a.m.
Friday and ending at midnight on
Monday.
DALLAS
Dallas has new schedule
The staff and administration of
Dallas High School announces stu-
dents and staff will be working and
learning in a new five-period, five-
day cycle schedule. The new sched-
ule offers students the opportunity to
take up to 10 academic credits per
school year. The school added a
dozen new courses to the curricu-
lum.
New faculty members also join the
staff this year, including: Guidance:
Matt Kelly (long -term substitute),
Wellness: Nancy Roberts, English:
Matt Samuel (long-term substitute),
Special Education: Doug Mucha &
Casey Cicale, Technology: Marc
Golden.
Opening day for students in the
Dallas School District will be
Wednesday. High school students
may enter the building at 7:30 a.m.
Student homeroom assignments will
be posted on the commons windows.
Sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade
students will report to the middle
school building between 7:45 and 8
a.m. “Back to School” Night will be
held Sept. 10, beginning at 7 p.m. in
the auditorium.
Students in the first through fifth
grades will attend full day sessions
from 9:05 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. begin-
ning Wednesday. Kindergarten stu-
dents will start their regular sched-
ule beginning on Wednesday as fol-
lows: A.M. kindergarten: 9:05 to
11:45 a.m.; P.M. kindergarten: 1 to
3:35 p.m.
The school building will open at 9
a.m. All students, including kin-
dergarten, will report directly to
their classrooms.
Back to School Nights will be held
starting at 7 p.m. at the Dallas Ele-
mentary School as follows: Sept. 11
for Kindergarten, first grade, second
grade, and special subjects; Sept.13
for third grade, fourth grade, and
fifth grade.
The initial PTO meeting for the
school year will be held in the Li-
brary on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m.. New vol-
unteer orientation will be conducted
before the meeting at 6:45 p.m.
PLAINS TOWNSHIP
United Way plans kickoff
United Way of Wyoming Valley’s
Labor Participation Committee said
the annual Labor Kick-Off Event in
support of this year’s United Way
campaign will be held on Sept. 12,
from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Plains Town-
ship Park Pavil-
ion.
Cost of the
event, which will
be a cook-out, is
$11 per person
and reservations can be made by
calling 270-9109. Deadline for mak-
ing reservations is Sept. 10.
WHITE HAVEN
Whitewater release is set
The U.S. Army Corps Engineers
Philadelphia District announced it
has enough water storage to hold a
whitewater release Sept. 1 from the
Francis E. Walter Dam off White
Haven Road.
The schedule now includes 22
whitewater releases in 2012.
The corps will announce at a later
date if it is able to hold additional
whitewater releases on Sept. 2 and
14.
N E W S I N B R I E F
Candidate for state representa-
tiveRansomYounghasbackedoff
the attack he made last week
against the parents of his oppo-
nent, state Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-
Butler Township, for not paying
their property taxes.
Young, a Democratic Butler
Township supervisor, based the
attackonthelistingof twoparcels
of vacant land owned by Toohil’s
parents, PeterandBarbaraToohil,
in a Luzerne County tax sale no-
ticepublishedinTheTimesLead-
er Aug. 17. Peter andBarbaraToo-
hil have now paid the delinquent
2010 taxes on both parcels and
they are no longer listed for tax
sale.
Toohil, in turn, accused Young
of attacking her parents for politi-
cal gain and demanded Young
publically apologize.
Young apologized to Peter and
Barbara Toohil in a letter sent by
his press secretary to The Times
Leader Friday evening.
“It is no secret that I am upset
over the cuts in educational fund-
ing that have been a part of the
budgets for which Representative
Toohil has voted,” Young wrote.
“…When I read the notice about
unpaid school taxes, with the
knowledge that Ms. Toohil not
only lives withher parents, but al-
so uses their property to manage
her campaign, I became even
more upset. I could not under-
standhowanadult childwouldal-
low her parents to become delin-
quent over such an important is-
sue.
“In my response to what I per-
ceived as yet another slap in the
face to the education of our chil-
dren, I inadvertently, andwithsin-
cere regret, allowed Mr. & Mrs.
Toohil tobe caught inthe middle.
I will continuetofight for our chil-
dren’s education, and no doubt
will cause Ms. Toohil some dis-
comfort with the facts; however, I
regret that anything I may have
said was perceived as a personal
attack on Peter and Barbara.”
TarahToohil didnot respondto
a request for a response.
Young issues apology to Toohils
Candidate had accused
opponent’s family of not
paying property taxes.
By MATT HUGHES
mhughes@timesleader.com
Young Toohil
HAZLETWP. – For the right
price, the terminal, equipment
and even the Hazleton Munici-
pal Airport could bear the
name of a sponsor and provide
needed revenue to maintain
the facility.
The city of Hazleton which
took over the airport this year
expects the airport to be self-
sufficient andcover general op-
erating expenses, but the addi-
tional revenue would go to-
wards equipment purchases
and upgrades.
Mayor Joe Yannuzzi offered
a ballparkestimate of $250,000
as what the sponsorships could
raise.
“I think it might work,” he
said Friday.
The city budgeted $90,000
this year for airport operations,
the mayor said. The money is
expected to come from fuel
sales, hangar rentals and tie
down fees.
But an influx of money is
needed to improve the ameni-
ties and increase the services,
he said.
The airport received a
$93,750 grant through Penn-
DOT’s aviation development
program to purchase airfield
maintenance equipment and
must come up with a 20 per-
cent match. The money would
go towards the purchase two
fuel trucks, cutting decks for a
tractor, chainsaws and other
equipment.
Sponsorships for the equip-
ment or vehicles could provide
the match and allowthe city to
seek other grants. As it stands
now the city doesn’t apply for
many grants requiring match-
es because it doesn’t have the
money, Yannuzzi said.
City engineer Dominic Yan-
nuzzi added the length of a
sponsorship has yet to be de-
termined.
“We’re open to different
terms,” he said.
The sponsors would be rec-
ognized, he explained. For ex-
ample, he said, in return for
providing the match required
to purchase a cutting deck a
sponsor’s name would be put
on the piece of equipment and
aplaqueplacedintheterminal.
There have been some inqui-
ries about the idea backed by
the city administration, but no
offers have been made yet.
“We didn’t put it out there
yet,” the mayor said.
If anyone is interested he
suggested they call his office at
570 459-4910.
Hazleton
looks for
airport
sponsors
City said revenue would to
towards equipment
purchases and upgrades.
By JERRY LYNOTT
jlynott@timesleader.com
Jerry Lynott, a Times Leader
staff writer, can be contacted at
570 829-7237.
PLYMOUTH– Crowds of hungry people
from across Northeastern Pennsylvania
came out to the 9th Annual Plymouth Kiel-
basaFestival onSaturdaytocelebratethefa-
mous Polishsausagesopopular throughout
the area.
The two-day event featured dozens of
food vendors, serving all types of fresh and
smoked kielbasa and sausages, as well as
stands featuring potato pancakes, fresh-
friedvegetables, pulled-pork barbecue, crab
cakes, funnel cakes and buttered corn-on-
the-cob.
The highlight of the annual festival is the
kielbasa judging competition with Bosack’s
Market of Olyphant taking first place for
fresh kielbasa and Komensky’s Market in
Dupont walking away with top honors for
smoked rings.
"This is our 10th trophy to add to our dis-
play case," beamed Gail Bosack, who also
place thirdinthe smokedkielbasa category.
"It’s a lot of hard work to make good kielba-
sa, but an event like this makes it all worth-
while.’’
Bosack said their product has been ship-
ped as far away as California and many peo-
ple from throughout the Wyoming Valley
take the drive to Olyphant to purchase their
award-winning kielbasa and14 different va-
rieties of sausage.
"Theweather this year has beenabsolute-
ly perfect and the crowds have been huge,"
explained Susan Gryziec, vice president of
Plymouth Alive, the organization that orga-
nizes the festival. "After the hurricane last
year, we are blessed that this weekend has
K I E L B A S A F E S T I VA L
A ring of winners
Bosack’s Market takes top honors
again for fresh and third for smoked at
9th annual festival in Plymouth.
By STEVEN FONDO
Times Leader Correspondent
PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER
Mary Ann Medura of Plymouth, left, and her daughter Susan Drozginski of Duryea
along with Medura’s granddaughters Leah, 4, and Lexi Drozginski, 1, watch the parade. See FEST, Page 7A
PLYMOUTH
– Walking up
and down
Main Street
at the 9th
annual Kiel-
basa Festival,
one thing
was missing – mustard seeds.
Back in the day, my mom
and dad would make kielbasa
for the holidays and mom –
Elizabeth Kraszewski O’Boyle
– always added mustard seeds
to the mix. It was a recipe
brought from Poland near
Krakow that she stuck to and
we all enjoyed every Easter
and Christmas.
Just about everybody in our
family made kielbasa and all
called for mustard seeds.
But the little yellow spicy
gems are no longer to be
found – at least not in the
kielbasa I tasted at the festival.
“The Germans use those,”
one person told me.
“Only the Lithuanians use
mustard seeds,” said another.
It’s been a long time since I
helped turn the handle on the
meat grinder as my dad held
the casings and my mom
mixed the meat filling that
became kielbasa, but I miss
those little yellow seeds.
Home sweet hometown flavor of Plymouth
BILL O’BOYLE
O P I N I O N
See HOME, Page 7A
WILKES-BARRE – When a cancer diag-
nosis is given, patients who face a new
sometimes terrible future will naturally
lean on their families for support. They al-
so garner a lot of support from their pets,
according to organizers of the first “Bark
for Life of Wyoming Valley” event on Sat-
urday at Nesbitt Memorial Park. To give
owners and their pets an opportunity to
participate together in the fight against
cancer and to recognize those pets that
stay by their owners with unconditional
love, the American Cancer Society orga-
nized the event along with members of
Loyal animal pals get a ‘thanks’ from their humans
The ‘Bark for Life’ event recognizes a
bond that grows when cancer strikes.
By RALPH NARDONE
Times Leader Correspondent
PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER
The pet owners walk their dogs in the ‘Bark for Life’ Saturday in Nesbitt Park in
Wilkes-Barre. See BARK, Page 7A
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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
Key Taliban figure killed
A
NATO airstrike in eastern Af-
ghanistan killed a senior command-
er of the Pakistani Taliban who had
close ties with al-Qaida, dealing a blow
to the militants who operate on both
sides of the countries’ porous border.
Mullah Dadullah was killed Friday in
Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province,
which lies just across the border from
the Pakistani tribal area of Bajur, the
military alliance said. He was the Pa-
kistani Taliban leader in Bajur, and
NATO said Saturday that Dadullah also
was responsible for the movement of
fighters and weapons across the fron-
tier as well as attacks against Afghan
and coalition forces in Afghanistan.
Eleven other militants were also
killed in the airstrike in Kunar’s Shigal
district, about 15 kilometers (9 miles)
from the Pakistani border.
JOLIET, ILL.
Defense gets chance in trial
After four weeks of witnesses telling
jurors that Peterson wanted ex-wife
Kathleen Savio dead, threatened to kill
her and was willing to pay someone
else $25,000 to do the job, the former
suburban Chicago police officer’s at-
torneys will get a chance this week to
present his side of the story.
With the Will County prosecution
expected to rest Monday, Peterson’s
attorneys will aim to persuade jurors
that the death of Peterson’s third wife
was nothing more than a tragic acci-
dent, despite testimony about his
threats and how she was so fearful she
slept with a knife under her mattress.
Their case may have been aided by
repeated prosecution missteps in a trial
that has rested almost exclusively on
hearsay and circumstantial evidence.
BEIRUT
Rebels release hostage
Turkey on Saturday secured the
release of one of 11 Shiite Lebanese
hostages held for three months by
Syrian rebels, a move that underlined
Ankara’s growing influence in the Arab
world. In Syria itself, activists reported
the discovery of up to 50 bodies in a
Damascus suburb stormed by govern-
ment forces after heavy clashes this
week.
Hussein Ali Omar, 60, crossed into
Turkey after his release and later ar-
rived in Beirut, the Lebanese capital,
aboard a private Turkish jet.
“Our treatment (by the Syrian cap-
tors) was excellent and the Lebanese
(hostages) are well,” said Omar.
He was dressed in a white shirt and a
red tie bearing an image of the Turkish
flag that he said he was wearing “in
recognition of Turkey’s efforts to free
me.”
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Grizzly bear kills hiker
Officials say a grizzly bear has killed
a hiker at Denali National Park — the
first fatal attack in the park’s history.
Denali Park officials say the hiker
was backpacking alone along the Tok-
lat River on Friday afternoon when he
was attacked. A wallet was found near
the site of the attack with probable
identification.
Next of kin have yet to be notified.
Officials say on Friday afternoon
three day hikers stumbled upon an
abandoned backpack along the river.
They also saw torn clothing and blood,
and immediately alerted park staff.
I N B R I E F
AP PHOTO
Zombies on the loose in Sweden
Participants in the annual Zombie
Walk through parts of central Stock-
holm, Sweden, enter the subway Sat-
urday. Although the subway authority
allowed the walk it stipulated that no
brains were to be eaten by the ‘un-
dead.’
CARACAS, Venezuela — A
hugeexplosionrockedVenezue-
la’s biggest oil refinery and un-
leashed a ferocious fire Satur-
day, killing at least 26 people
and injuring more than 80 oth-
ers in the deadliest disaster in
memoryfor thecountry’skeyoil
industry.
Balls of fire rose over the
Amuayrefinery, oneof thelarge-
st in the world, in video posted
on the Internet by people who
were nearby at the time. Gov-
ernment officials pledgedtores-
tart therefinerywithintwodays
and said the country has plenty
of fuel supplies on hand to meet
its domestic needs as well as its
export commitments.
At least 86 people were in-
jured, nine of them seriously,
Health Minister Eugenia Sader
said at a hospital where the
wounded were taken. She said
77 people suffered light injuries
and were released fromthe hos-
pital.
Officials said those killed in-
cluded a 10-year-old boy, and
that 17 of the 26 victims were
National Guard troops sta-
tionedat a post next totherefin-
ery.
President Hugo Chavez de-
claredthreedaysof mourningin
the country.
“This affects all of us,” Cha-
vez said by phone on state tele-
vision. “It’s very sad, very pain-
ful.”
Chavez said he ordered a
“deep investigation” to deter-
mine what caused the explo-
sion.
Vice President Elias Jaua,
whotraveledtothe area inwest-
ern Venezuela, said the author-
ities tried “to save the greatest
number of lives.”
Officials said firefighters had
controlled the flames at the re-
finery on the Paraguana Penin-
sula, where clouds of dark
smoke were still billowing at
noon.
Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez
said the state oil company
should be able to “restart oper-
ations in a maximum of two
days.”
“Wehavesufficient supplies...
in the entire country, and our
production at the maximum to
deal with any situation in our
domestic market,” Ramirez
said. “In that sense, we won’t
have major effects.”
Anofficial of thestateoil com-
pany, Petroleos de Venezuela
SA, said the country also has
enough supplies on hand to
guarantee its international sup-
ply commitments.
Oil refinery blast kills 26 in Venezuela
More than 80 were injured
in the deadliest disaster in
country’s key oil industry.
By IAN JAMES
Associated Press
AP PHOTO
Firefighters and rescue teams work at the Amuay oil refinery
after an explosion in Punto Fijo, Venezuela, Saturday.
NEW YORK — All nine peo-
ple wounded during a dramatic
confrontation between police
and a gunman outside the Em-
pire State Building were struck
by bullets fired by the two offi-
cers, police said Saturday, citing
ballistics evidence.
The veteran patrolmen who
opened fire on the suit-wearing
gunman, Jeffrey Johnson, had
only an instant to react when he
whirled and pointed a .45-cali-
ber pistol as they approached
him from behind on a busy side-
walk.
Officer Craig Matthews shot
seven times. Officer Robert Sin-
ishtaj fired nine times, police
said. Neither had ever fired their
weapons before on a patrol.
The volley of gunfire felled
Johnson in just a few seconds
and left nine other people bleed-
ing on the sidewalk.
In the initial chaos Friday, it
wasn’t clear whether Johnson or
the officers were responsible for
the trail of wounded, but based
on ballistic and other evidence,
“it appears that all nine of the
victims were struck either by
fragments or by bullets fired by
police,” Police Commissioner
Raymond Kelly told reporters
on Saturday at a community
event in Harlem.
He reiterated that the officers
appeared to have no choice but
to shoot Johnson, whose body
had 10 bullets wounds in the
chest, arms and legs.
“I believe it was handled
well,” Kelly said.
The officers confronted John-
son as he walked, casually, down
the street after gunning down a
former co-worker on the side-
walk outside the office they
once shared. The shooting hap-
pened at 9 a.m., as the neighbor-
hood bustled with people arriv-
ing for work.
The gunman and his victim,
Steve Ercolino, had a history of
workplace squabbles before
Johnson was laid off from their
company, Hazan Import Corp., a
year ago. At one point, the two
men had grappled physically in
an elevator.
John Koch, the property man-
ager at the office building where
the men worked, said security
camera footage showed the two
pushing and shoving. The tussle
ended when Ercolino, a much
larger man, pinned Johnson
against the wall of the elevator
by the throat, Koch said. Ercoli-
no let him go after a few mo-
ments, and the two men went
their separate ways.
“They didn’t like each other,”
Koch said.
Victims
hit by
police
gunfire
Nine hurt in confrontation
between police and gunman at
Empire State Building.
By TOMHAYS and
VERENA DOBNIK
Associated Press
POWELL, Ohio — Republican presi-
dential contender Mitt Romney de-
clared Saturday that “women need our
help” as he promised to help promote
women-led businesses should he defeat
President Barack Obama in November’s
election.
The appeal came as the former Mas-
sachusetts governor tried to shrug off a
series of unwanted distractions before
the Republican convention opens Mon-
day in Florida.
“Just a word to the women entrepre-
neurs out there, if we become president
and vice president, we want to speak to
you, we want to help you,” Romney said
with running mate Paul Ryan at his side
during an outdoor rally that drew an es-
timated 5,000 people to the Columbus
area. “Women in this country are more
likely to start businesses than men.
Women need our help.”
The promise comes as Republicans
face difficult questions about the party’s
position on abortion after a Missouri
Senate candidate’s recent suggestion
that women’s bodies can prevent preg-
nancy in cases of “legitimate rape.”
It also comes less than 24 hours after
Romney raising the discredited rumor
that Obama wasn’t born in the United
States. The comment, and Romney’s ef-
forts toexplainit, overshadowedhis eco-
nomic message as he campaigned near
his Michigan birthplace on Friday.
Romney did not repeat the remark on
Saturday, but insteadassailedthe Demo-
cratic incumbent for failing to deliver on
his campaign promises.
“I can almost read his speech now. It’ll
be filled with promises and tell people
howwonderful things are,” Romney said
of the speech Obama will give at the
Democratic National Convention in
North Carolina next month. “It is not his
words people have to listen to. It’s his ac-
tion and his record. And if they look at
that, they’ll take him out of the office
and put people into the office who’ll ac-
tually get America going again."
At the same time, Obama used his
weekend radio and Internet address and
a newTVadto highlight Romney’s plans
for the Medicare health program for se-
niors.
Obama doesn’t mention his Republi-
can challenger in the radio address but
says the Medicare program is about
keeping promises to millions of seniors
who have put in a lifetime of hard work.
His new 30-second TV ad says Rom-
ney “would break that promise” and re-
place the current Medicare system with
a voucher program that wouldn’t keep
up with costs.
“Insurance companies could just keep
raising rates,” the new ad says.
P O L I T I C A L C A M PA I G N
AP PHOTO
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney looks on as vice presidential running mate
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during a campaign rally on Saturday in Powell, Ohio.
Romney turns to Ohio
GOP contender promises to help
women-led businesses if he becomes
president.
By STEVE PEOPLES and PHILIP ELLIOTT
Associated Press
WASHINGTON—President Barack
Obama saidMitt Romney has locked
himself into “extreme positions” oneco-
nomic andsocial issues andwouldsurely
impose themif elected, trying to discredit
his Republicanrival at the biggest political
moment of his life.
InaninterviewwithThe Associated
Press, Obama saidRomney lacks serious
ideas, refuses to “ownup” to the respon-
sibilities of what it takes to be president,
anddeals infactually dishonest arguments
that couldsoonhaunt himinface-to-face
debates.
Obama also offereda glimpse of howhe
wouldgovernina secondtermof divided
government, insisting rosily that the
forces of the electionwouldhelp break
Washington’s stalemate. He saidhe would
be willing to make a range of compromis-
es withRepublicans, confident there are
some who wouldrather make deals than
remainpart of “one of the least productive
Congresses inAmericanhistory.”
Withthe remarks, Obama set up a
contrast betweenRomney, whomhe cast
as anextremist pushing staunchly conser-
vative policies, andhimself, by saying he
wouldwork across party lines. It was a
seeming play for the independent voters
who decide close elections andtell poll-
sters they want to see the often-gridlocked
politicians inWashingtonsolve the na-
tion’s problems.
Mainly, Obama was intent oncounter-
ing Romney evenbefore his challenger got
to the RepublicanNational Convention,
whichstarts Monday inTampa, Fla. In
doing so, the president depictedhis oppo-
nent as having accumulatedideas far
outside the mainstreamwithno roomto
turnback.
“I can’t speak to Governor Romney’s
motivations,” Obama said. “What I can
say is that he has signedup for positions,
extreme positions, that are very consistent
withpositions that a number of House
Republicans have taken. Andwhether he
actually believes inthose or not, I have no
doubt that he wouldcarry forwardsome
of the things that he’s talkedabout.”
Obama spoke to the APonThursday
before heading off to a long weekendwith
his family at Camp David, the secluded
presidential retreat inthe Marylandmoun-
tains.
Obama: Romney views ‘extreme’
President says competitor deals in
factually dishonest arguments that
could haunt him in debates.
By BEN FELLER
AP White House Correspondent
AP PHOTO
President Barack Obama speaks during
an interview with The Associated
Press at the White House, Thursday.
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to Cuba on Saturday after
sweeping across Haiti’s south-
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flooding and at least three
deaths, adding to the misery of a
poor nation still trying to recov-
er from the terrible 2010 earth-
quake.
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and Tuesday, just as the Repub-
licanParty gathers for its nation-
al convention in Tampa. It could
eventually hit the Florida Pan-
handleas aCategory2hurricane
with winds of nearly 100 mph.
Due to the weather, the con-
vention will convene Monday,
then recess until Tuesday after-
noononce the stormis expected
to have passed.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott de-
clared a state of emergency and
officials urged vacationers to
lead the Florida Keys and the
U.S. National Hurricane Center
said a hurricane warning was in
effect there, as well as for the
west coast of Florida from Bon-
ita Beach south to Ocean Reef
andfor Florida Bay. He is cancel-
ing his speech at the convention
as well.
At least three people were re-
ported dead. A woman and a
child died in the Haitian town of
Souvenance, Sen. Francisco De-
lacruz told a local radio station.
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zeauwhena wall fell onher, said
Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste, direc-
tor of Haiti’s Civil Protection Of-
fice. She said as many as 5,000
people were evacuated because
of flooding.
Many, however, stayed and
suffered.
The Grive River overflowed
north of Port-au-Prince, sending
chocolate-brown water spilling
through the sprawling shanty-
town of Cite Soleil, where many
people grabbed what they could
of their possessions and carried
them on their heads, wading
through waist-deep water.
“From last night, we’re in mi-
sery,” said Cite Soleil resident
Jean-Gymar Joseph. “All our
childrenaresleepinginthemud,
in the rain.”
More than 50 tents in a quake
settlement collapsed, forcing
people to scramble through the
mud to try to save their belong-
ings.
About 300 homes in Cite So-
leil lost their roofs or were flood-
ed three feet deep, according to
Rachel Brumbaugh, operation
manager for the U.S. nonprofit
group World Vision.
Isaac was centered about 40
miles east of Guantanamo Bay,
Cuba, earlySaturday, withmaxi-
mum sustained winds of 60
mph. It was moving northwest
at 17 mph.
Tropical force winds extend-
ed nearly 205 miles from the
storm’s center, giving Isaac a
broad sweep as it passes.
AP PHOTO
A man stands on a post with a stop sign as waves pass the
seawall during the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac in Baracoa,
Cuba, Saturday.
Isaac heads to Fla.
after hitting Haiti
Storm threatens Florida just
as the Republican Party
gathers for its convention.
By TRENTON DANIEL
Associated Press
Antonia Schreiber is taking no
chances on the next big storm.
The remnants of Hurricane
Irene turned the 200-year-old
building that housed her Catskill
Mountains spa boutique into a
muddy mess a year ago in Wind-
ham, N.Y. Shemanagedtoreopen
in the same town within months
— but this time on higher
ground.
"If it happens once, history has
a tendency to repeat itself, and I
hope it’s a long, long time from
now," Schreiber said, "but that’s
not a chance I want to take
again."
Hard lessons have been
learned in the year since Irene
sent sedans bobbing downrivers,
swept away historic covered
bridges, put millions in the dark
and killed dozens of people along
the Eastern Seaboard. Responses
range from personal gestures,
like buying a home generator, to
statewidepolicychanges, likethe
tightening of utility regulations.
Many of the reactions are
based on the belief that whileIre-
nesurprised areas more used to
blizzards than tropical weather,
future storms are inevitable.
"Our question for Vermont is:
What did we learn fromIrenethat
we woulddo againandwouldput
us in a better position with future
storms in a climate-change fu-
ture?" said Gov. Peter Shumlin,
who scrambled after the storm
hit his state Aug. 28 to help hill
towns cut off from the world.
As Irene made landfall in
North Carolina and roared up the
East Coast, a densely populated
corridor loaded with high-rises,
suburban sprawl and pricey
beach homes, officials in New
York City and Long Island braced
for stormsurges andheavy winds
by evacuating low-lying coastal
areas and shutting down one of
the world’s largest subway sys-
tems.
The stormmade a direct hit on
New York City as a tropical
storm, but damage there — and
in other big cities such as Phila-
delphia and Boston — was mini-
mal. That gave many Easterners
the impression that the much-
feared storm was a dud.
But in the days to follow, it be-
came clear that the lashing rains
had saved their most dramatic
damage for 100 miles or more in-
land.
Tree-lined suburban neighbor-
hoods in Connecticut lost power
for days as branches crashed
down. Surging streams in Ver-
mont and in New York’s Adiron-
dack and Catskill mountains
ripped up roads, bridges and
homes. New York utilities re-
placed more than 300 miles of
wire after the double whammy
ofIreneand, shortly afterward,
the remnants of Tropical Storm
Lee. In some cases, utility crews
could not restore power for a
week or more because the roads
were gone.
Irene became the costliest Cat-
egory 1 U.S. hurricane on record
since at least 1980, with estimat-
ed total damage of $15.8 billion.
The stormresultedin$4.3 billion
in personal, commercial and auto
insurance claims, according to
Verisk Analytics, a publicly trad-
ed company that assesses risk.
Utilities, which came under
scrutiny as crews struggled with
extensive and long-lasting power
failures, have already changed
some of their practices.
Connecticut’s largest utility,
Connecticut Light & Power, has
nearly doubled its tree-trimming
budget, and lawmakers passed a
bill that sets new emergency
preparation standards for mass
blackouts that last for more than
two days.
Utilities in Connecticut
pledged to do a better job inform-
ing customers of when the lights
will come back on. Similarly, in
New York, utility regulators this
summer encouraged the use of
text messaging and social media,
such as Facebook, to communi-
cate with customers.
But many people left power-
less for days byIreneare nolonger
waiting on the power company.
In Ellicott City, Md., computer
programmer Michael Medved
contributed to the post-Irene
bump in home generator sales.
He bought one after more than
five days of no power and chang-
ing the baby’s diapers by flash-
light.
"It was just horrible," Medved
said. "I basically said, ’I am not
going through this again.’"
He spent $7,000 to have a pro-
pane generator installed —an in-
vestment that paid off this sum-
mer when a severe wind storm
knocked out power for four days.
His lights stayed on, and his 9-
year-old son could still play video
games.
"I was like a herotomy family,"
he said.
Medved, like many others,
found a way to manage disaster
rather than flee it. That is also
true in the hard-hit towns in the
mountains of Vermont and New
York, where roots can run deep.
In the Catskills, Schreiber said
she wouldn’t think of relocating
her WindhamSpa fromits quaint
ski town, but also realizes "you
can’t stop 20 inches of rain from
falling." She rents down the
street from her old location and
plans a permanent move to a
property nearby that is not so
flood-prone.
Governors inthe Irene-ravaged
states — likely mindful of Presi-
dent George W. Bush’s plunging
poll numbers after the govern-
ment’s criticized response to
Hurricane Katrina in 2005 — be-
came visibly active before the
first raindrops fell.
Lessons learned since Irene hit
Irene became the costliest
Category 1 U.S. hurricane on
record since at least 1980.
By MICHAEL HILL
Associated Press
AP FILE PHOTO
Waves crash against the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, N.J. as Hurricane Irene approached the north-
east on Aug. 27, 2011.
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re filed against nine people in
connection with the incident.
Bowman pleaded guilty to a
charge of criminal conspiracy
of possession with intent to de-
liver and was awaiting sentenc-
ing Sept. 4 at the time of her
arrest Friday. She will now face
new drug charges at a hearing
scheduled for the same day.
On Friday afternoon, Wilkes-
Barre police allege, Bowman
was found sitting in a green
Toyota Corolla parked on East
Lafayette Place with Morgan
and Wolfe. State police forensic
scientists pulled containers
and other items they called
consistent with the manufac-
ture of methamphetamine
from the trunk and passenger
compartment of the vehicle,
which was later towed to the
city’s impound lot at LAG Tow-
ing.
All three were charged Satur-
day with manufacture, delivery
or possession with intent to
manufacture or deliver a con-
trolled substance; conspiracy
to manufacture, deliver or pos-
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possession of red phosphorous,
etc. with intent to manufacture
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and use or possession of drug
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Red phosphorous is a sub-
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road flares and fireworks that is
used in the manufacture of
methamphetamine.
Morgan was additionally
charged with resisting arrest.
Residents of the East Lafayette
Place neighborhood said a man
ran from the vehicle as Wilkes-
Barre police Officer Robert
Collins approached and Collins
used a Taser to subdue the man
and take him into custody.
Bowman, Morgan and Wolfe
are being held at Luzerne
County Correctional Facility in
lieu of $50,000 each in straight
bail. A preliminary hearing has
been scheduled for Sept. 4 at 10
a.m. before District Judge Rick
Cronauer, Wilkes-Barre.
METH
Continued from Page 1A
As I went fromstand to stand, I
anticipatedlookingat eachkielba-
sa sample with the hope that a
glimpse of a yellow mustard seed
would be there. I didn’t find any.
My friend Rich Mackiewicz still
makes kielbasa at his mom’s
house in Larksville and they use
mustard seeds, but they aren’t at
the Kielbasa Festival this year.
My weekend wasn’t ruined,
however, because kielbasa can
still tasteprettydarnedgoodwith-
out the mustard seeds. Judging
the Kielbasa Contest was still an
honor andajoythat I lookforward
to each year.
What I realized in my walk
down Main Street and Memory
Lane, was that much more was
missing from my old hometown.
The oldsayingis that youcannev-
er go home again, but that isn’t
true. You can go home, it’s just
that homemaynot bewhat it used
to be.
That’s the case with Plymouth.
The Plymouth Alive organization
is doing a great job bringing the
town to life with the Kielbasa Fes-
tival and other events like side-
walkChristmas trees andwindow
painting. Plymouth is still a good
place, despite the rash of recent
shootings that have happened
there and in other towns. Dwin-
dling tax dollars in these towns
haveall but eliminatedsmall town
police forces and the state police
ranks are low. Lawenforcement is
difficult to adequately accomplish
when you don’t have law enforce-
ment jobs.
Main Street Plymouth was a vi-
brant place in the 1960s. Lots of
cars and pedestrians and many
stores toshop. It was Small Town,
USA, back then. Plymouthwas no
different than any other small
town – it had a busy Main Street
where you could shop, see a mo-
vie, have an ice cream, get a hair-
cut, drinkabeerwithyourfriends,
and buy a new sofa. It had every-
thing.
And when your day on Main
Street was over, you returned to
your neighborhood and visited
with your friends and played
games in the street. The only
drive by that occurred was Mister
Softee, DairyDanor theGoodHu-
mor man. Ringing bells or happy
music wouldplay as the ice cream
truck drove through.
A crowd gathered on Main
Street Friday night to listen and
dance to TomSlick and the Thun-
derbolt GreaseSlappers. Peopleof
all ages swayed to the music of
yesteryear andeverybodyhadfun.
Garlic filled the air and bellies
were full – the Plymouth Kielbasa
Festival was going full throttle.
Chief Myles Collins had extra
officersonpatrol –just incase. But
there were no incidents. In the
nineyears of theKielbasaFestival,
no major disturbances have oc-
curred – a testament to the bor-
ough leaders, police and event or-
ganizers.
But that’s when I realized what
has really changed.
Place the blame wherever you
want, but Small Town, USA, just
isn’t what it used to be. Whether
this newworldweliveinwas born
out of intolerance, disobedience,
bad parenting, lousy music or an
extendeddowneconomy–welive
in fear and we worry about things
wenevereventhought of whenwe
were growing up.
That’s whenI realizedthat mus-
tard seeds aren’t the only things
missing frommy hometown.
HOME
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the local Relay for Life Commit-
tee.
A loyal dog can offer a lot of
therapeutic benefits for cancer
patients, according to Desiree
Thorne, manager of the local Re-
lay for Life events for the Cancer
Society.
Dogs are a part of the family
and the society respects their
value in helping patients sur-
vive, Thorne said.
The Bark for Life came about
because dogs are not allowed at
regular Relay for Life events due
to technical and legal reasons,
she said. So the society thought
the Bark for Life would give
them and their owners a chance
to get together in their own
event, she said.
The Bark for Life included
several dog and owner teams
who walked around Nesbitt
Park, raffles, assorted dog treats
and care products and a “Cancer
Barked up the Wrong Tree” pet
luminary in honor of pets who
were lost to cancer, Thorne said.
“It’s a canine event that helps
in the fight against cancer,” she
added.
Russell Keeler, a member of
the Relay for Life Committee,
wants the Bark for Life to grow
in popularity locally as it has in
other parts of country. Allowing
cancer survivors to participate
with their pets helps the healing
process, Keeler said.
The patients often say how
important it is to themtheir dog
is always there during their
tough times, Keeler said.
Diane Sickler from Dallas
brought Abby, a border collie,
who was very helpful when she
was going through chemother-
apy and radiation therapy sever-
al years ago.
“I was too dizzy to do any-
thing but live,” Sickler said. “Ab-
by was curled up at my feet all
the time,” she added.
“It’s nice to know someone
cares. Abby was watching over
me,” she said.
Keeler pointed out the event
helped dog owners honor their
beloved pets that fought cancer
too.
BARK
Continued from Page 3A
been so fantastic. We couldn’t be
happier."
The festival featured a colorful
fireman’s parade on Saturday
along with a full lineup of live en-
tertainment at the main band-
standthroughout the weekend.
"This is our first year participa-
ting in the competition and we
came in second by one point,"
stated John Vishnefsky of Tar-
nowki’s Kielbasa in Glen Lyon.
"We’re thrilled with the result to-
day and we’re serving notice that
we planto winnext year."
Vishnefskysaidthat he sells his
productatfarmersmarketsacross
the valley but the Kielbasa Festiv-
al was the highlight of their year.
"We’ve been making kielbasa
and sausage for 64 years," contin-
uedVishnefsky. "Weknewwehad
agreatproduct, butitsgreattoget
recognized."
Rob Sepelyak, owner of Ko-
mensky’s Market in Dupont, said
that they have been participating
in the festival since its inception
nine years ago and that the hard
work pays off by the patronage
and compliments of the thou-
sands of smiling customers who
stop by to sample their kielbasa.
"Winning today was just icing
on the cake," smiled Sepelyak.
"And we plan to keep coming
back as long as they’ll have us."
FEST
Continued from Page 3A
ROCKIN’ AT THE RIVER
AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER
T
he band Shakedown performed a concert free to the public at the River Common on
Friday night. The band, consisting of Kevin Kratzer, Tony Musto, Diane Luke and Den-
nis Redding is a rock band that plays tunes from the 1950s through today.
HARRISBURG — The young
man whose 2009 allegations of
sexual abuse led to the Penn
State scandal and criminal con-
victions of former assistant coach
Jerry Sandusky is asking a court
tofindthe university alsoat fault.
A lawsuit, filed Friday by the
person known as Victim 1 at
Sandusky’s trial, said university
officials made deliberate deci-
sions not to report Sandusky to
authorities.
It described their actions as “a
function of (Penn State’s) pur-
poseful, deliberate and shameful
subordination of the safety of
children to its economic self-in-
terests, and to its interest in
maintaining and perpetuating its
reputation.”
The complaint was filed elec-
tronically in Philadelphia state
court, Slade McLaughlin, a law-
yer for Victim1, told The Associ-
ated Press. The suit names no
other defendants than the State
College university.
Sandusky was convicted in
June of 45 criminal counts for
sexual abuse of 10 boys, both on
and off campus. At 68, he awaits
sentencing that will likely send
him to prison for the rest of his
life.
Victim1andhis mother report-
ed Sandusky to the boy’s high
school and the Clinton County
child protective agency in No-
vember 2009. Their complaint
triggered the state investigation
that last year resultedinthe crim-
inal charges against Sandusky
and two university officials.
Former Penn State administra-
tor Gary Schultz and athletic di-
rector Tim Curley, who is on
leave, were charged with perjury
and failure to report suspected
child abuse.
Famed football coach Joe Pa-
ternowas fired. Hediedlast Janu-
ary.
Man who triggered Sandusky case sues PSU
By MARK SCOLFORO
Associated Press
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2012. She was a daughter of the
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Wolchak. She is survived by hus-
band of 54 years, Robert A. Cian-
fichi; sons and their spouses, Rob-
ert B. Cianfichi and Deborah, Ken
Cianfichi and Carla, Thomas Cian-
fichi and Bryan Batt, Jamie Cian-
fichi and Michelle; brother, Joseph
Wolchak; brother-in-law, Benjamin
Cianfichi and Darraugh; four
grandchildren, Adam Cianfichi
and Rachel, Cara Cianfichi, Kristi
Cianfichi and Kayla Cianfichi.
A Mass of Christian Burial 11
a.m. Monday in Saint Eulalia
Church, 214 Blue Shutters Road,
Roaring Brook Township. Calling
hours are Monday from 10 to 11
a.m. at the church. Arrangements
are by Thomas P. Kearney Funeral
Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old
Forge. Please visit www.kearney-
funeralhome.comfor directions or
to leave an online condolence.
MARYANNGOLA, 76, of King-
ston, passed away Wednesday, Au-
gust 22, 2012. She was a daughter
of the late Andrew and Helen Si-
pos. She is survived by her hus-
band of 58 years, William; daugh-
ter, Cheryl Coleman and husband,
Larry, Tunkhannock; sons, Wil-
liam, Kingston, Brianandwife, Ka-
ren, Maryland; three grandchil-
dren, Stephanie Boyce and hus-
band, Micah, Will and Katie Gola;
two great-grandchildren, Cole and
JocelynBoyce; brothers, Jimmy Si-
pos, Johnny Sipos; sisters, Eleanor
Zbegner and Bernadine Naugle.
Afuneral Mass was conducted
at St. John the Baptist Church,
Wilkes-Barre Township on August
25, 2012. Arrangements were han-
dled by Nat and Gawlas Funeral
Home, Wilkes-Barre.
ANGELINE L. MILES, 85, for-
mer resident of Hanover Town-
ship, passed away in Mercy Center
Nursing Care, Dallas, on August
25, 2012.
Funeral arrangements are
pending from the Clarke Piatt Fu-
neral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake
Road, Hunlock Creek.
MRS. JANEREGAN, of Duryea,
passed away Saturday, August 25,
2012, at HospiceCommunityCare,
Wilkes-Barre.
Funeral arrangements are
pending from the Bernard J. Pion-
tek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main
St., Duryea.
ARGO – Albina, Mass of Christian
Burial 9:30 a.m. Monday from St.
Joseph Marello Parish (Our Lady
of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church) Pitt-
ston. Friends may call today from
5 to 8 p.m. in Graziano Funeral
Home Inc., Pittston Township.
BORUCH – Carl, funeral services
9:30 a.m. Monday from the
Joseph L. Wroblewski Funeral
Home, 56 Ashley St., Ashley.
Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m.
in Holy Family Roman Catholic
Church, 828 Main St., Sugar
Notch. Friends may call Monday
from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the
funeral home.
BROWN – Howard, funeral services
and calling hours 1 until 3 p.m.
today in the Yeosock Funeral
Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains
Township.
CARFI – Emanuel, funeral services
8 p.m. Monday from the Sheldon-
Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73
W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.
Friends may call 6 p.m. until time
of service.
CRISPELL – Ellen, memorial ser-
vice 2 p.m. today in Forty Fort
United Methodist Church.
DESMOND – Helen, funeral services
10 a.m. Monday in E. Blake Collins
Funeral Home, 159 George Ave.,
Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call
today 5 until 8 p.m.
GULICK – Elizabeth, funeral ser-
vices 10:30 a.m. Monday in Corco-
ran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main
St., Plains Township. Mass of
Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Ss.
Peter and Paul Church, Plains
Township. Friends may call Mon-
day 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at
the funeral home.
MEIER – Gloria, funeral services 11
a.m. Monday in the Richard H.
Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940
Memorial Highway, Dallas. Friends
may call Monday from10 a.m.
until time of service.
PIRILLO – Mary Helen, funeral
services 9 a.m. Monday, from
Kielty-Moran Funeral Home Inc.,
87 Washington Ave., Plymouth.
Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30
in All Saint’s Parish, Plymouth.
Friends may call today 5 until 8
p.m. at the funeral home.
PRIEBE – Verna, memorial service 11
a.m. Saturday, September 15, in
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church,
Dallas.
WILSON – George, funeral services
noon Monday in the Hugh B.
Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home,
1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.
Friends may call 11 a.m. until time
of service at the funeral home.
FUNERALS
M
ary Caroline Burriss Yung-
kurth, 82, of Boulder, Colo.,
passed away Friday, August 17, 2012
at the Hospice Care Center inLouis-
ville.
Amemorial service will be held
at 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 29, in
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church,
3700 Baseline Road, Boulder, Colo.
A reception will follow at the
church.
Mary was belovedwife toCharles
R. Yungkurth for 56 years. They
made their home in Endicott, N.Y.,
until 1999 when they moved to
Boulder, Colo.
Mary graduated as valedictorian
from Mt. Pleasant High School in
1947. After a semester at Mt. Union
College, where bothher parents had
gonetoschool, Marytookaposition
in the family business, a prosperous
grocery store that served both the
town and the surrounding farm
community.
Even as a young child, Mary
showed her talent for theater, espe-
cially singing, which her mother ve-
ry much encouraged. By the time
she was a young adult she was ap-
pearing in theatrical and musical
productions in different venues in
eastern Ohio, often in the leading
role.
Although she never intended to
make a career of it, love especiallyof
singing remained with her all her
life andwherever she was she took a
leadership role in promoting local
musical organizations.
Mary expressed this lifelong love
for music by joining the Bingham-
ton, N.Y., Choral Society, andserved
as their president for four years. She
was also a member of the Bingham-
tonSymphonyBoardandtheir pres-
ident for three years. After serving
on the board for 12 years, Mary con-
tinued her support of the orchestra
and chorus, singing with the chorus
and working with the Friends of the
Symphony on its many activates.
Mary was very civic-minded and
maintained her Republican Party
ideals her whole life. She served as
precinct committeepersonfor Tioga
County in New York and a member
of the Republican Women’s Club.
She served on the Zoning Board
of Appeals for the town of Owego.
She servedfor11years includingthe
chairman. In Colorado, she joined
the Boulder Republican Women’s
Club and became an active member
of that organization right away,
makingmany friendships whichshe
has treasured.
Mary was very active in the Cen-
tral Methodist Church in Endicott,
N.Y., and also loved her member-
ship in the Monday Afternoon Club
of Binghamton.
Mary continued participation in
manygroups after themovetoBoul-
der. ShejoinedtheNewcomers Club
right away and that led to one of her
most enjoyable clubs where she
soon made a wonderful group of
friends; the Monday bridge club at
East Boulder Rec. Center. Mary
joined the Boulder Chorale and
spent many happy years singing
with that group.
Mary leaves her beloved husband
Charles; their four children, son,
Charles B. (Stacy) Yungkurth, Tuc-
son, Ariz., and their sons, Zachary
and Robert; daughter, Karen Y.
(Paul) Gerhardt, Vail, Colo., daugh-
ter, Kristin E. (Craig) Raphael,
Brooklyn, N.Y., and their sons, Ma-
lachi and Ezra and son, Kurt S. “Ter-
ri” Yungkurth, Tucson, Ariz., and
their sons, Scott andJeffrey; andher
brother, Charles Edmond Burriss,
Myrtle Beach, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, or other memo-
rials, donations may be made to
Hospice Care of Boulder and
Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trail
Ridge Dr., Lafayette, CO 80026.
Mary C. Burriss Yungkurth
August 17, 2012
R
ichardD. Firestone, 69, of Lake
Nuangola, Mountain Top,
passed away on Friday, August 24,
2012.
Born on January 27, 1943, in Le-
banon, he was a sonof Richardand
Elizabeth (Grumbine) Firestone.
He was a U.S. Army Vietnam
Veteran.
Richard is survived by his wife,
JoanOpert Firestone, at home; son
and daughter-in-law, Robert and
Paula Geiser, Mountain Top;
granddaughters, Jodi Lazovich,
Slocum Township; Sophia Geiser,
Mountain Top; grandsons, Shane
Nowak, Freeland; Robert Geiser,
Mountain Top; two great-grand-
sons, Michael and Lucas Lazovich,
Slocum Township; sisters-in-law,
Rosemary Lisnock, Patricia Wei-
gandandher husband, John; sever-
al nieces, nephews, one great-ne-
phew and his cats, Biddy and
Smoke.
A private memorial ser-
vice will be held at the con-
venience of the family. McCune
Funeral Service Inc. is handling
the arrangements.
Richard Firestone
August 24, 2012
ELEANOR V. BYRAM, 68, of
Pittston, died Thursday, August
23, 2012, at home surrounded by
her family. Born in Victorville, Cal-
if., she was a daughter of the late
Manuel and Irene Byram. Eleanor
was a waitress and hostess at the
Woodlands Inn and Kohler Bright
Star, Hanover Township. Surviv-
ing are daughters, Cynthia Schultz
and companion, Steve, Mountain
Top; Laura Schultz Duncan and
husband, Pete, Pittston; sons, Da-
niel Schultz and wife, Carol, Pitt-
ston; Thomas Manual Scazafabo,
Wilkes-Barre; nine grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren. The
family would like to make a special
thank you to Hospice of the Sacred
Heart andthe nurses for their won-
derful care.
Memorial service and calling
hours will be on Monday from5 to
6 p.m. at the Yeosock Funeral
Home, 40S. MainSt., Plains Town-
ship.
G
loria P. Meier, 77, of Plains
Township, passed away Thurs-
day, August 23, 2012, at Wilkes-
Barre General Hospital.
Born in Tappan, N.Y., she was a
daughter of the late Frank and Mary
Mutinsky Madura.
Gloria was a graduate of Congers
High School, N.Y. She was a Secre-
tary with The Clarkstown School
District, N.Y. Gloria was a loving
Mother and Grandmother.
Surviving are husband, Bernhard
M. Meier, with whom she celebrat-
ed 58 years of marriage; daughters,
Cheryl DiPasquale, Binghamton,
N.Y.; Patricia and her husband,
Rickey Holter, Trucksville; grand-
children, Natasha Holter, East Nor-
riton, Pa., Cassandra DiPasquale,
Philadelphia, Geena DiPasquale,
Binghamton.
Funeral will be held Monday at
11 a.m. from the Richard H. Disque
Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial
Highway, Dallas, with the Rev. Law-
rence D. Reed, pastor Emmanuel
Assembly of God Church, Harveys
Lake, officiating. Entombment will
be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park,
Dallas.
Friends may call Monday from10
a.m. until time of service.
Gloria Meier
August 23, 2012
S
alvatore P. Sparich Sr., 76, of Le-
highton passed away peacefully
on Friday, August 24, 2012, sur-
rounded by his loving family.
Born in Nesquehoning, he was a
son of the late Michael and Anna
Sparich and husband of the late He-
len E. Sparich. He was a1954 gradu-
ate of the former Nesquehoning
High School. Sal proudly served his
country as a Corporal in the U.S.
Marine Corps from1954 until 1957.
He was machinist with the Toby-
hanna Army Depot and retired in
1998. Sal loved breeding and racing
homing pigeons, playing cards,
spending time with his family and
friends, especially all of his grand-
children. He was an active member
of the Tamaqua Flying Club, Men of
Marian Organization, the American
Legion, the Beaver Run Rod and
Gun Club and supported many non-
profit veteran and law enforcement
organizations. He enjoyed traveling
and made many friends everywhere
he visited.
Sal is survived by two daughters,
Louise, widow of Mark Chambers,
Hamilton, N.J.; Jody, wife of Joe
Palmer, St. Augustine, Fla.; two
sons, Dr. Salvatore Sparich Jr. and
his wife, Marianne, Drums; Joseph
Sparich and his wife, Michele,
Weatherly. He also survived by nine
grandchildren, Rebecca and Nora
Chambers, Robert and Kenneth
Carbaugh, Brenna, Caden and
Pierce Sparich, Samantha and Abi-
gail Sparich; two sisters, Mary, wife
of the late George Bushta; Jose-
phine, wife of Leonard Lauchnor;
numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service today at 5
p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral
Home, 300 AlumSt., Lehighton, PA
18235. Calling hours will be today
from 3 p.m. until time of service at
the funeral home. Committal ser-
vice to be held at a later date.
Schaeffer Funeral Home, Lehight-
on, is incharge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at
www.schaefferfunerals.com. Con-
tributions may be made to Wound-
ed Warrior Project, POBox 758517,
Topeka, KS 66675, or www.woun-
dedwarriorproject.org/donate in
Memory Salvatore P. Sparich Sr.
Salvatore Sparich Sr.
August 24, 2012
G
ale Ann Whispell, age 55, of
Archbald, passed away Friday,
August 24, 2012, at the Community
Medical Center, Scranton.
Mrs. Whispell was bornAugust 9,
1957, in Kingston, and was a daugh-
ter of Clyde and Elizabeth Andrews
Boyer of Dallas.
She graduated from Dallas High
School in1975 andreceivedanasso-
ciate degree as a licensed practical
nurse from Wilkes-Barre Vocational
Technical School.
She was a loving wife, mother,
grandmother, daughter and friend
to many and will be greatly missed.
She attended the Peckville Assemb-
ly of God Church, Archbald.
Gale was preceded in death by
her son, Jeramy Robert; father-in-
law and mother-in-law, Joseph and
Edna Derhammer Whispell; broth-
er-in-law, Kenneth Whispell.
Surviving are her husband of 35
years, Robert T. Whispell; daughter,
Heather Hudak and her husband,
Joseph, Jessup; parents, Clyde and
Elizabeth (Betty) Boyer, Dallas;
brothers, Rick Boyer and his wife,
Debby, Benton; Gary Boyer, Dallas;
brothers-in-law, Carl Whispell and
his wife, Polly, Harveys Lake, Ri-
chard Whispell and his wife, Betty,
Vernon; sisters-in-law, Marie Whis-
pell Martin, Fla.; Beverly Sowers
and her husband, Mark, North Car-
olina; JoanNewell andher husband,
Dick, Tunkhannock; Edna Hoyt,
Dallas; grandchildren, Brandon Hu-
dak, Jerry Hudak, Nicole Hudak;
many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She will also be greatly missed by
her faithful canine companion,
“Peanut Butter.”
Afuneral for Gale will be held on
Tuesdayat11a.m. fromtheCurtis L.
Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner
of state Routes 29 and 118, Pikes
Creek, with the Rev. Jack Parry of
the Peckville Primitive Methodist
Church officiating. Interment will
be in the Dymond Section of Or-
cutt’s Grove Cemetery, Noxen.
Friends may call 7 until 9 p.m. on
Monday.
Gale Whispell
August 24, 2012
G
enevieve (Jean) Simalchik,
passed away peacefully at
homeAugust 24, 2012, surrounded
by her family.
She was a devoted mother to
her daughters and sons-in-law,
Joan Simalchik and Robin Breon,
Toronto, Marian and Tom Czar-
nowski, Wyoming. She will be
deeply missed by family and her
wide circle of friends of all ages.
Jean was born in Larksville De-
cember 22, 1924, and grew up in
Lyndwood where she was a gradu-
ate of Hanover High School, class
of 1942. She started working for
the Russell Ice Cream Company
and then as a bookkeeper for Lan-
dau Furniture Company, Wilkes-
Barre. She met her husbandAlbert
at a Sans Souci dance on July 4,
1946, andtheymarriedexactlytwo
years later. They celebrated their
64th wedding anniversary July 3.
In1954, the family moved to Phila-
delphia where they lived for 23
years, after which, they moved
back and settled at Shickshinny
Lake for the next 23 years, spend-
ing her last years in Wyoming. She
and her husband spent 20 years
wintering in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,
enjoying the warm weather and
the ocean. She greatly enjoyed be-
ing a housewife and gardener and
belonged to the Big Band Society
and the Shickshinny Lake Ladies
Club. Jean was very easy to relate
to and will be remembered as a
sympathetic listener, a goodshoul-
der toleanonanda keeper of confi-
dences. She never missed an occa-
sion to send greeting cards and al-
ways celebratedtheholidays, great
and small.
She was preceded in death by
parents, George Mihalchick and
Anne Sobashinski Mihalchick;
brother, George Mihalchick Jr.
Funeral services will be held
Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the
Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral
Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave.,
Wyoming, with a Mass of Chris-
tianBurial at 11a.m. inSt. Johnthe
Evangelist Church, 35 WilliamSt.,
Pittston. Interment will be in St.
Mary’s Nativity Cemetery, Ply-
mouth Township. Friends may call
Monday from 5 until 8 p.m. in the
funeral home.
Jean had many special relation-
ships with children and was loved
by all. In lieu of flowers, donations
to her memory may be sent to St.
Jude’s Children’s Research Hospi-
tal Memorial and Honors Program
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN
38105-9956.
Genevieve
Simalchik
August 24, 2012
R
obert Edward Rood, age 64, of
Hunlock Creek, passed away
Friday, August 24, 2012, with his
loving wife by his side, at Hospice
Community Care inpatient unit at
Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
Mr. Rood was born December 13,
1947, in Wilkes-Barre, and was a son
of the late Veryl and Helen Trax
Rood.
Robert graduatedfromLake-Leh-
manHighSchool in1965andserved
in the National Guard from1967 to
1995.
Hewas employedas acorrections
officer for the State Correctional In-
stitution, Dallas.
Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing,
watching NASCAR and golfing. He
will be sadly missed by his family
and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 20
years, the former Sharon Lamo-
reaux; children, Tracy Snyder, Hun-
lock Creek; Robert Rood II and his
wife, Janelle, Sweet Valley; Keri
Ann Edwards and her husband, Al-
len, Wilkes-Barre, David Wildoner,
Hunlock Creek; brother, Harry, Pah-
rump, Nev.; eight grandchildren
and eight great-grandchildren.
A private funeral service
will be held at the conve-
nience of the family fromthe Curtis
L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., cor-
ner of state Routes 29 and118, Pikes
Creek. There will be no calling
hours. Interment will be inthe Bloo-
mingdale Cemetery, Ross Town-
ship.
In lieu of flowers, the family re-
quests that memorial contributions
be sent to Hospice Community
Care, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston,
PA18704.
Robert Rood
August 24, 2012
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12 MONTHS
SAME AS CASH
EDWARDSVILLE – Just less
than a year after floodwaters dev-
astated stores in the Mark Plaza,
shoppers will return to the an-
chor store Monday to search for
bargains at Kmart.
Customers have beendropping
indailytoget wordof a reopening
date since the store began show-
ing signs of life in June with job
interviews, merchandise delivery
and interior setup, said District
Manager Gary Keegan.
Keegan, of Mountain Top, said
he expects a line outside the
doors when they open at 8 a.m.
“The community support has
just been amazing,” Keegan said.
“I thinkthecommunityis …eager
to see what the new store looks
like.”
On Friday the building was fil-
led with employees hustling to
stock shelves and contractors
putting the finishing touches on
electrical, lighting and other
punch list items. Keegan said the
place looked much different, and
waterlogged, last September.
The store, which is located in a
flood plain, suffered significant
interior damage as water topped
the flood doors that have protect-
ed the structure in the past but
were no match when the Susque-
hanna River crested at a record
42.66 feet on Sept. 9, 2011, filling
the store with 13 feet of water.
Keegan said store employees,
with experience from previous
floods, had enough time to get
the majority of merchandise load-
edintotrailers andtakentosafety
before the water could ruin them.
“Unfortunately we’ve done this
a few times,” Keegan said.
With the new lease on life,
Kmart opted to tinker with the
store’s layout by expanding the
pantry section, adding a pet sec-
tion and widening aisles. The
store becomes only the second
one in the state, and 45th nation-
ally, to include a Nathan’s Hot
Dog shop. Previously the store
eatery was a Little Caesar’s Pizza.
While customers may notice
some changes, the faces of many
of the store’s 100 employees will
be familiar. When the store
closed last fall, all employees
were offered jobs at other area
Kmarts, and 80 accepted, Keegan
said. Every one of the 80 who re-
mained with the company will be
back to work at the Edwardsville
store.
Kim Freely, a Kmart corporate
spokeswoman, saidsome jobs are
still available and people can ap-
ply online at searsholdings.com/
careers.
Officials of the center’s other
anchor store, Redner’s Ware-
house Market, have said they will
not return. No other businesses
in the center, which is owned by
Arcadia Realty, had erected signs
as of Friday and no other stores
that once occupied the plaza, in-
cluding Dollar General, That
Bounce Place and Payless Shoes
have reopened. The Long John
Silver’s restaurant, in the plaza’s
parking lot, reopened earlier this
year.
Back from flood, Kmart reopens Monday
DON CAREY/THE TIMES LEADER
April Singleton, a visual merchandise specialist, arranges clothing
at Kmart in Edwardsville in preparation for the reopening Monday.
Shoppers will notice some
changes in the Edwardsville
store, closed nearly a year.
By ANDREWM. SEDER
aseder@timesleader.com
The store’s soft opening is Monday
but plans are being made for an
official grand opening on Sept. 8.
Sales, thank you ceremonies for
local emergency responders and
character appearances are being
discussed for the event.
G R A N D O P E N I N G
tain, Luzerne County (nowLack-
awanna County) in 1867. Not
wanting to follow his family in
farming, he attended the Fair-
view Academy and the Polytech-
nic Institute, becoming a teacher
but earning so little money that a
job change to a Scranton grocery
store increased his income sub-
stantially.
By age 21 he had graduated
from the Eastman Business Col-
lege in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He
then became a salesman for the
Bertels tin ware company of
Wilkes-Barre.
Impressed by the success of
the growing Woolworth chain of
retail stores, he decided to use
the $8,000 he had saved and en-
ter that business.
In the Midwest he first part-
nered with John G. McCrory,
who was starting what would be-
come a major chain of stores.
Then in 1897 Kresge went to De-
troit and opened the first store
under his own name, bearing the
slogan “Nothing over 10 cents.”
The business succeeded mag-
nificently and spread across the
United States. By 1912 Kresge
had 85 stores bearing his name –
including one in downtown
Wilkes-Barre, near his birthplace.
What accounted for that suc-
cess?
In 1957 Kresge’s son, Stanley
Kresge, gavea speechinwhichhe
quoted his father as having said
of his career: “I had the right idea
at the right time and in the right
place.”
That ideawas abigMainStreet
type of store full of low-price ev-
eryday items placed so the cus-
tomers could see and examine
them and pretty much serve
themselves.
With standardized goods, no
delivery and the employment of
young women as clerks, over-
head was held down.
Timing is everything
Kresge wasn’t alone in his vi-
sion of what America needed. By
1912, when his stores incorporat-
ed, there were growing national
chains under the name of McCro-
ry (his old partner), Woolworth,
Kirby, Kress, Newberry, McClel-
lan, Murphy and many more,
though Kresge had one of the
largest. The merger of Wool-
worth and Kirby at that time cre-
atedthe heavyweight of the pack,
a 300-store mega-chain.
Said Stanley Kresge in his
speech, what these men had in
common was “the abilities to rec-
ognize that the time was ripe for
the fulfillment of their ambi-
tions.”
Others have noticed the meet-
ingof theright idea withtheright
times.
“This is a phenomenoncreated
by the larger economy,” said An-
thony Liuzzo, professor of busi-
ness at Wilkes University.
Liuzzo pointed out the need
for more and cheaper goods in
the turbulent and sometimes de-
pressed economy of the post-Civ-
il War era. “There was an explo-
sion of retail shopping in the late
19th century.”
The Kresge chain, with its dis-
tinctive red signs bearing the
name “S.S. Kresge,” continued to
grow.
Locally, a Pittston store was es-
tablished. In Wilkes-Barre,
Kresge’s occupied an odd Y-
shaped structure with one front
on Public Square and another
just around the corner on South
Main Street, divided in two by a
triangular curved-front building.
In that burgeoning downtown
of the early 20th century,
Kresge’s immediate neighbors in-
cluded “five and dime” competi-
tors Kirby’s, McCrory’s (Kresge’s
old partner) and Neisner’s, as
well as the more traditional Bos-
ton Store.
“It was an industry full of copy-
cats,” said Liuzzo. “You had to be
first and aggressive.”
A typical Kresge store of the
20th century was large enough to
accommodate housewares,
clothing, toiletries, school suppli-
es andhardware items, mostly on
open counters, with sales clerks
strategically placed.
Like other variety stores, they
tended to be just one or two
floors, differing from the multi-
story department stores of that
era. The customer could get in
and out fast.
Children were drawn to the
Kresge stores by the big toy de-
partments, and the weary shop-
per couldrelax at a lunchcounter
or in a full-scale restaurant, often
with table service.
Satisfying, low cost
Shopping was made as pleas-
ant as possible. The local
Kresge’s was among the first area
stores to install air conditioning.
But the emphasis was on low
prices. It was not until 1917 – 20
years after their founding – that
the Kresge stores had to go be-
yond the five-and-dime model
and raise some prices to15 cents.
Afewyears later the top price be-
came 25 cents, and for a time
Kresge operated a separate chain
of stores withsome items costing
an astonishing $1.
In the post-World War II era
Kresge began modernizing its
stores. The Wilkes-Barre store
was gutted and completely re-
habbed in 1955, attracting Sebas-
tian S. Kresge for the reopening.
Employees were treated well,
with paid vacations of up to one
month coming in early as a bene-
fit, along with annual bonuses.
A pension plan appeared in
1941, and in 1960 the company
started an employee stock pur-
chase plan.
Growth and change continued
into the later 20th century. As
shopping centers and malls drew
people away from the old down-
towns, the Kresge company
moved to meet the challenge.
Changed with the times
While some other chains kept
tothe “mainstreet” store concept
or sold out to rivals, Kresge in
1962 began developing the
Kmart mega-stores in shopping
centers, offering a greater variety
of goods, including furniture and
electronics.
Despite the demands of busi-
ness, Kresge never forgot the so-
ciety that helped to make success
possible. In 1924 he allocated $1.6
million to start The Kresge Foun-
dation, which put up money – of-
ten through a challenge grant or
other innovative means – to help
communities through what it calls
“strategic philanthropy.” That
could include anything from pro-
moting the fine arts to aiding hos-
pital expansion to helping conser-
vation projects. In 2010 it put $158
millioninto grants. Kresge headed
the foundation early on, and then
became treasurer.
In 1966, not long after that
transition to Kmart, the 99-year-
old Sebastian S. Kresge died at
his home of many years at Moun-
tainhome in Monroe County.
His legacy continued. In
Wyoming Valley, Kmarts ap-
peared in the 1970s, with the last
of the old Kresge stores (long
past their five-and-dime stage) fi-
nally closing their doors in the
early 1980s.
Competitors that had not al-
ready vanished soon followed.
The era of the downtown dis-
count-priced variety store had
ended, but the “K” from Kresge’s
lived on.
KRESGE
Continued from Page 1A
The development of national chain
variety stores in the late 19th and
early 20th century owed much to
eastern Pennsylvania.
The F.M. Kirby chain, which even-
tually merged with the F.W. Wool-
worth chain, began in Wilkes-Barre
when Fred Morgan Kirby arrived
from upstate New York and
opened a store on East Market
Street.
Woolworth’s brother, Charles S.
Woolworth, opened his first store
in Scranton.
Sebastian S. Kresge, founder of
the Kresge store chain, was born
at Bald Mountain, Luzerne County
(now Lackawanna County) in 1867.
He opened his first stores in the
Midwest, but eventually opened
several in Wyoming Valley.
His company is now represented
by the Kmart chain. John G.
McCrory, founder of the nation-
wide McCrory chain, was born in
York, Pa. He opened his first
stores in western Pennsylvania
and eventually owned several in
Wyoming Valley. Early in his career
he partnered with Sebastian S.
Kresge.
Samuel H. Kress opened his first
store in Nanticoke. The chain
eventually spread all over the
East.
J.J. Newberry, from Stroudsburg,
opened his first stores in eastern
Pennsylvania. Early in his career
he worked for Samuel H. Kress
and in the Boston Store, of Wilkes-
Barre.
-- Tom Mooney
R O O T S I N P E N N S Y LVA N I A
COURTESY OF LUZERNE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
SS Kresge Co. store on Public Square in Wilkes Barre as it looked in the 1950s.
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Was thewalkonthemoonone
small step for man, or a man?
Neil Armstrong’s first words
from the moon were heard all
over Earth, and Earth heard
this:
“That’s one small step for
man, one giant leap for man-
kind.”
But Armstrong said immedi-
ately after the 1969 landing that
he had been misquoted. He said
he actually said, “That’s one
small step for ‘a’ man.” It’s just
that people just didn’t hear it.
The astronaut acknowledged
during a 30th anniversary gath-
ering in1999 that he didn’t hear
himself say it either when he lis-
tened to the transmission from
the July 20, 1969, moon landing.
“The ‘a’ was intended,” Arm-
strong said. “I thought I said it. I
can’t hear it when I listen on the
radio reception here on Earth,
so I’ll be happy if you just put it
in parentheses.”
Although no one in the world
heard the “‘a,” some research
backs Armstrong.
In 2006, a computer analysis
found evidence that Armstrong
said what he said he said.
Peter Shann Ford, an Austra-
lian computer programmer, ran
a software analysis looking at
sound waves and found a wave
that would have been the mis-
sing “a.” It lasted 35 millise-
conds, much too quick to be
heard.
Missing ‘a’
found at last
The Associated Press
words after becoming the first
person to set foot on the surface
are etched in history books and
the memories of those who heard
them in a live broadcast.
“That’s one small step for man,
one giant leap for mankind,”
Armstrong said.
(Armstrong insisted later that
he had said “a” before man, but
said he, too, couldn’t hear it in
the version that went to the
world.)
In those first few moments on
the moon, during the climax of a
heated space race with the Soviet
Union, Armstrong stopped in
what he called “a tender mo-
ment” and left a patch to com-
memorate NASA astronauts and
Soviet cosmonauts who had died
in action.
“It was special and memorable
but it was only instantaneous be-
cause there was work to do,”
Armstrong told an Australian tel-
evision interviewer this year.
Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
spent nearly three hours walking
on the lunar surface, collecting
samples, conducting experi-
ments and taking photographs.
“The sights were simply mag-
nificent, beyond any visual expe-
rience that I had ever been ex-
posed to,” Armstrong once said.
The moonwalk marked Amer-
ica’s victory in the Cold War
space race that began Oct. 4,
1957, with the launch of the Sovi-
et Union’s Sputnik1, a184-pound
satellite that sent shock waves
around the world.
Although he had been a Navy
fighter pilot, a test pilot for NA-
SA’s forerunner andanastronaut,
Armstrong nev-
er allowed him-
self to be
caught up in
the celebrity
and glamour of
the space pro-
gram.
“I am, and ev-
er will be, a white socks, pocket
protector, nerdy engineer,” he
saidin2000inone of his rare pub-
lic appearances. “And I take a
substantial amount of pride in
the accomplishments of my pro-
fession.”
Fellow Ohioan and astronaut
John Glenn, one of Armstrong’s
closest friends, recalled Saturday
how Armstrong was down to the
last 15 seconds to 35 seconds of
fuel when he finally brought the
Eagle down on the Sea of Tran-
quility.
“That showed a dedication to
what he was doingthat was admi-
rable,” Glenn said.
A man who kept away from
cameras, Armstrong went public
in 2010 with his concerns about
President Barack Obama’s space
policy that shiftedattentionaway
from a return to the moon and
emphasized private companies
developing spaceships. He testi-
fied before Congress, and in an
email to The Associated Press,
Armstrong said he had “substan-
tial reservations,” and along with
more than two dozen Apollo-era
veterans, he signed a letter call-
ingthe plana “misguidedpropos-
al that forces NASAout of human
space operations for the foresee-
able future.”
Armstrong was among the
greatest of American heroes,
Obama said in a statement.
“When he and his fellow crew
members lifted off aboard Apollo
11in1969, they carriedwiththem
the aspirations of an entire na-
tion. They set out to show the
world that the American spirit
can see beyond what seems un-
imaginable — that with enough
drive and ingenuity, anything is
possible,” Obama said.
Obama’s Republican opponent
Mitt Romney echoed those senti-
ments, calling Armstrong an
Americanhero whose passionfor
space, science and discovery will
inspire himfor the rest of his life.
“With courage unmeasured
and unbounded love for his coun-
try, he walked where man had
never walked before. The moon
will miss its first son of earth,”
Romney said.
NASA Administrator Charles
Bolden recalled Armstrong’s
grace and humility.
“As long as there are history
books, Neil Armstrong will be in-
cluded in them, remembered for
taking humankind’s first small
step ona worldbeyondour own,”
Bolden said in a statement.
Armstrong’s modesty and self-
effacing manner never faded.
When he appeared in Dayton
in 2003 to help celebrate the
100th anniversary of powered
flight, he bounded onto a stage
before 10,000 people packed into
a baseball stadium. But he spoke
for only a few seconds, did not
mention the moon, and quickly
ducked out of the spotlight.
He later joined Glenn, by then
a senator, to lay wreaths on the
graves of Wilbur and Orville
Wright. Glenn introduced Arm-
strong and noted it was 34 years
to the day that Armstrong had
walked on the moon.
The mannedlunar landing was
a boon to the prestige of the Unit-
ed States, which had been locked
in a space race with the former
Soviet Union, and re-establish-
ed U.S. pre-eminence in sci-
ence and technology, Elliott
said.
“The fact that we were able
to see it and be a part of it
means that we are in our own
way witnesses to history,” he
said.
The 1969 landing met an au-
dacious deadline that Presi-
dent John F. Kennedy had set
in May 1961, shortly after Alan
Shepard became the first
American in space with a 15-
minute suborbital flight. (Sovi-
et cosmonaut Yuri A. Gagarin
had orbited the Earth and bea-
ten the U.S. into space the pre-
vious month.)
The end-of-decade goal was
met with more than five
months to spare.
ARMSTRONG
Continued from Page 1A
AP PHOTO
Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, the first men to land on the moon,
plant the U.S. flag on the lunar surface in their epic landing July 20, 1969.
Armstrong
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APPRECIATION WEEK
RIVERFRONT CONCERT
FEATURING SHAKEDOWN
KING’S COLLEGE
CITYSERVE DAY
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Frontier Communications hosted a variety of events
during ‘Community Appreciation Week’ through Sat-
urday, including a free car wash. Participating were Fron-
tier employee Wayne Devine, left, with retired Frontier
employee Herb Lasman and his granddaughter Toni Ama-
to, 10.
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The Riverfront Parks Committee sponsored a free concert featuring
the band Shakedown on Friday at the River Common’s Amphithe-
atre. Shakedown is a party rock band that plays rock ’n’ roll favor-
ites from the 50s to present. Enjoying the music were Pat Chiverel-
la, left, Irene Redding and Corrine Simon.
FRED ADAMS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
About 500 first-year King’s College students Friday took
part in CitySERVE, a one-day volunteer community
service day. Students helping beautify the city included
Austin Cowperthwait, left, and Tino Byrd.
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Frontier employees Cathy Davies, left, and Mary Grenev-
ich
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Christina Musto, left, Theresa Musto and Dolores Ramiza
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Chris Chapin, left, and Matt Sipsky
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Frontier employees Ted Wilson, left, and Marty McGuire
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Marianne and Len Matysczak
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Colleen Nergen, left, and Jessie Natale
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Joe, left, and Ronnie Kasmark with Ted Wilson’s dog,
Paige
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Jill and Gus Price, 4
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Paul Ofcharsky, left, and Ed McNichol
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Frontier employees Tina Mayevski, left, and Debbie Stra-
ley
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Tom and Irene Moran
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Katie Brunwasser, left, and Mary Katherine Evans
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plex with her son and husband.
Is she feeling safe?
“Not really,” said Ward, 43, and
a resident there for four months.
She thinks management should
do more stringent background
checks on applicants and would
like to see a crime watch.
Management mum
A manager at Sherman Hills,
located off Coal Street, declined
to answer any of a reporter’s
questions last week but agreed to
meet with a reporter this week.
Attempts to reach the owner of
Hanover Village – Virginia-based
Hanover Village Associates –
were unsuccessful. The address
for the owner and Hercules Real
Estate Services – the manage-
ment company – on company
websites are identical.
A woman in the office at Ha-
nover Village refused to answer
any questions and said the man-
ager was on vacation. She also re-
fused to provide a rental applica-
tion to a reporter.
Attempts toreacharepresenta-
tive of Bronx, N.Y.-based owner
Sherman Hills Realty also were
unsuccessful.
Some feel entitled
A 26-year-old Sherman Hills
resident said he’s been squirrel-
ingawaymoneyfor ahousedown
payment and moving his family
out. He pointed to bullet holes in
his patiodoorframe andinthe ex-
terior wall below a second-floor
window.
“I believe public housing is
supposed to be to help you get on
your feet so you can achieve
more,” said the man, who de-
clined to give his name because
he’s afraid of becoming a target of
criminals.
But he thinks some feel entit-
led to live there and find it easier
to make money through criminal
activity. He fears that lawless
mindset has become pervasive.
In addition to the man’s apart-
ment being shot at three weeks
ago, a stabbing on Aug. 1, an as-
sault with a shotgun on July 4, a
shooting on June 16, and an as-
sault on a pregnant woman on
May 27 are among several inci-
dents at the complex in the past
three months.
People living near Hanover Vil-
lage and Sherman Hills blame
much of the crime in their neigh-
borhoods on project residents
and their visitors.
Several residents of Hanover
Hills, an upscale community ad-
jacent to Hanover Village, com-
plainedto township commission-
ers at their August 13 meeting.
“I don’t feel safe living in my
own home,” one Highland Drive
resident told commissioners.
Residents told commissioners
that since Easter, they’ve had to
deal with arson, knocked-down
fences, stolen property and nu-
merous acts of vandalism. Resi-
dents said they reported it to the
apartment complex managers,
but management told them that
there’s nothing they can do.
Commissioners toldthemthey
plan to file a complaint with the
federal Department of Housing
and Urban Development, which
subsidizes and regulates the
complexes.
Commissioner Chairman Al
Bagusky said Friday code, fire
and police department heads
have been inspecting the com-
plex to prepare the formal com-
plaint.
He said commissioners also in-
tend to try to arrange a meeting
with Hanover Village officials to
discuss the problems.
Chief: Escalating violence
Hanover Township Police
Chief Al Walker said Hanover Vil-
lage has been part of the commu-
nity for years.
“There has always been issues
at that apartment complex, al-
ways been problems with crime.
There are hundreds of residents
located in a small area and just by
those numbers, you’re going to
create some instances.”
Hanover Village has 152 units
while Sherman Hills – the largest
complexinLuzerne County –has
344.
“What has changed in Hanover
Village is the severity of the
crimes that are occurring,” Walk-
er said. “We’ve had assaults and
all kinds of fights back when I
was on patrol. The difference
now, opposedtothefistfights, are
the shootings and stabbings. It’s
that increase in violence that is
occurring there.”
Walker said Hanover Village is
a constricted area with only one
access off East Division Street.
There was a second access from
Knox Street until the early 1980s
when residents of Hanover Hills,
a neighborhood of single-family
homes with lush green grass and
swing sets, complained about in-
creased pedestrian and vehicle
traffic.
A wood barricade now blocks
access.
Walker said while most resi-
dents are law-abiding, there are
tenants whocohabitatewithindi-
viduals not on the lease.
“You have individuals from
outside the area cohabitating
with tenants up there allowing
them to stay. They’re bringing in
that bigger city attitude that our
area is not used to. I believe that
is causing the escalation of vio-
lence,” the chief said.
“A healthy percentage of resi-
dents up there are not involved in
criminal activity but it doesn’t
take many individuals to ruin the
whole neighborhood. That is
what is happening up there. You
have good apartments and a few
not so good apartments, and it’s
causing the escalation of vio-
lence,” Walker added.
Wilkes-Barre Police Chief Ge-
rard Dessoye echoed Walker’s
viewpoint on subsidized housing
and expressed concern that crim-
inals were preyinguponlaw-abid-
ing tenants.
“The problem with Sherman
Hills is twofold. It’s a city withina
cityandpeopletheretryingtoget
a legupand(who) needa helping
hand to get out of poverty are vic-
timized. Tothe criminal element,
they look at these tenants as poor
people and nobody cares about
them,” he said.
The Sherman Hills layout cre-
ates problems for patrols, Des-
soye said. The buildings are on
roads that turn and lead to dead-
ends as opposed to Boulevard
Townhomes, which run parallel
between South Welles Street and
South Wilkes-Barre Boulevard.
“The logistics of doing(police)
operations in Sherman Hills
makes it difficult,” Dessoye said.
“It’s a maze for people. The de-
sign of that complex makes en-
forcement a little more challeng-
ing. …If I were chasingyouinany
of those buildings, there are 100
places for you to go. If I were
chasing you at Boulevard Town-
homes, there are limited places
for you to run,” he said.
Residents’ suggestions
Three men talking on the lawn
near the rental office all agreed
morepolicepresenceis neededat
the complex. They blame prob-
lems onpeople fromout of the ar-
ea and real estate moguls more
concerned with profits than resi-
dent safety.
“If real estate developers
wouldn’t take all these people out
of the ghetto and the big city, you
wouldn’t have all this crime
here,” said a 57-year-old resident
who declined to give his name.
He wants city police to have a
24-hour presence at the complex
and focus their attention on
younger people walking around
the site rather than questioning
folks closer to his age about
whether they live there.
His friend, a 44-year-old man
living in the same building, said
he would like to see more patrols
driving through and drug-sniff-
ing K-9 patrols walking through.
“The cops need to get off their
butts and spend more time here,”
he said.
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Continued from Page 1A
Hanover Village
• Plans to construct Hanover
Village were announced in Sep-
tember 1968 when the late U.S.
Rep. Daniel Flood announced the
Federal Housing Administration
reserved funds for the rent sup-
plement apartment complex on 15
acres once owned by the Glen
Alden Coal Company off Division
Street.
• Construction of the $2.2 million,
10-garden style apartment build-
ings with 150 units, began in late
1969.
• Tropical Storm Agnes that flood-
ed the Wyoming Valley suspended
construction in June 1972. The
flood also changed Hanover Vil-
lage’s purpose for low-to-moder-
ate income families and began
accepting families that had their
homes destroyed.
• The first tenant to sign a lease
at Hanover Village was Bernard
Rubin on Oct. 9, 1972.
Rubin’s house in Wilkes-Barre’s
Riverside Park was consumed by
the swollen Susquehanna River,
according to The Times Leader
archives.
• Sixty-eight families affected by
Tropical Storm Agnes moved into
Hanover Village in the following
weeks.
Sherman Hills
• The devastation of Tropical
Storm Agnes and the emergent
need for housing created the
Sherman Hills Housing Devel-
opment on 22 acres of land off
Coal and North Empire streets in
Wilkes-Barre. The $8 million con-
struction project consisted of an
eight story Sherman Terrace with
104 apartments for the elderly and
disabled and eight garden-style,
three story apartment buildings
with 241 apartments.
• The first scoops of dirt at the
groundbreaking for Sherman Hills
were thrown on Oct. 21, 1974, by
Flood and the late Gov. Milton
Shapp. Sherman Hills was con-
structed for moderate income
families and received its first
tenants in January 1976.
• The area was once landscaped
with mine shafts and was heavily
strip mined in the early 1900s. An
incinerator was constructed and
the city used the land as a landfill
in the 1930s before trucking gar-
bage at the East Side Landfill
opened in Plains Township in the
1950s.
T H E H I S T O R Y
AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER
Children play outside a Hanover Village apartment on a sunny afternoon last week.
Wilkes-Barre police reports for
Sherman Hills:
Aug. 1: Erik Steadele, 22, and Eric
Williams, 22, both of Wilkes-Barre,
were charged with stabbing Joel
Steinruck in Building 320.
July 25: An unknown person fired
several shots at apartments 403
and 404 in Building 308. No in-
juries were reported.
July 11: Police charged Daniel
Ebert, 38, of Lawrence Street,
Wilkes-Barre, with possession of
heroin and cocaine after leaving a
building in Sherman Hills.
June 30: Police charged Amity
Potichko, 39, of Hanover Township,
after heroin was allegedly found in
her purse while sitting in a vehicle
with a child in Sherman Hills.
June 16: Police said a man was
shot in the apartment complex.
May 31: Police arrested Natalie
Thomas, 24, Melvin Hall, both of
Wilkes-Barre, and DeJuane Gause,
of Pittston, with breaking into an
apartment in Building 324.
May 27: Police charged DeJuane
Gause, 26, of Pittston, and Natalie
Thomas, 24, of Wilkes-Barre, with
assaulting a pregnant woman.
March 17: Police charged Richard
Mitchell, 35, of Wilkes-Barre, after
a firearm with an altered serial
number was found inside an apart-
ment in Building 320. Police were
investigating a burglary at anoth-
er apartment when the firearm
was found.
March 4: Police arrested Keon
Tyler, 23, on charged he was driv-
ing with a suspended license when
he was stopped for a traffic vio-
lation in the apartment complex.
Jan. 14: A man delivering food
from Great Wall Chinese restau-
rant told police he was robbed by a
gunman at Building 320.
Jan. 2: A man delivering food
from Tin-Tin Chinese restaurant
told police he was robbed inside
Building 320.
Dec. 28: A delivery employee
from Golden Palace Chinese res-
taurant told police he was robbed
in front of Building 320.
Dec. 27: A delivery employee
from Great Wall Chinese restau-
rant told police he was robbed
inside Building 316.
Dec. 26: A delivery employee
from Great Wall Chinese restau-
rant told police he was robbed at
gunpoint inside Building 328.
October 2008: State and local
drug agents arrested 14 members
of a street gang they called the
Long Island Boys that distributed
a large amount of heroin in the
apartment complex from Decem-
ber 2007 through 2008.
June 19, 2008: Aaron Baxter, 23,
known as Rockstar, was killed in a
shooting inside Building 332.
Police at the time said they sus-
pected Baxter, of Philadelphia, was
shot during a drug deal.
Hanover Township police reports
for Hanover Village:
Aug. 19: Police charged Peter F.
McCoy Sr., 28, of Wilkes-Barre,
with drug and traffic offenses
after a traffic stop in Hanover
Village. McCoy allegedly threw a
bag containing marijuana after he
was stopped when he drove the
wrong way in the apartment com-
plex.
July 28: Khauri McPhail, 25, and
Sean McPhail, 26, both of New
York, were shot near Building 1
during a fight involving 15 to 20
people.
June 7: Police arrested Kristen
Martin, 26, after allegedly finding
378 heroin packets in her apart-
ment at 508 Hanover Village.
June 2: Bashier Edwards, 19, of
Madison Street, Wilkes-Barre, told
police he was assaulted while
walking in Hanover Village. He was
treated at Wilkes-Barre General
Hospital.
April 29: Police investigated
gunfire in the 600 block of Hanov-
er Village. Shell casings were
found on the ground.
Jan. 1: Melissa Brown told police
she was assaulted by several
females while she was walking to
her apartment.
May 20, 2011: James Cooper, of
Scranton, shot and killed Shana
Bagley, 25, and wounded Bagley’s
husband, Bradley, 27, and Thomas
Harris, age unknown. Police be-
lieve Cooper was upset over losing
custody of his daughter and in-
tended to kill the child’s mother,
Shaundra Langille.
R E C E N T P O L I C E L O G O N T H E C O M P L E X E S
AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER
A bullet hole (near the brick wall, about 8 inches from the ground)
can be seen in the doorframe of a sliding glass door of an apart-
ment at Sherman Hills in Wilkes-Barre. A child was sleeping near
the door when bullets struck the home a few weeks ago, a tenant
said.
Despite residents’ misgivings,
Wilkes-Barre Crime Watch Coa-
lition President Charlotte Raup
said she thinks a crime watch
would be effective at complexes
like Sherman Hills and Hanover
Village.
“How would they know you’re
part of a crime watch?” Raup
said in response to some resi-
dents’ fear of retaliation.
“We don’t have crime watch
tattoos. All you have to do is re-
port incidents and suspicious ac-
tivity to police. You can be anon-
ymous,” Raup said.
Raupaddedthat it’s important
for management to support a
crime watch at housing com-
plexes.
She said an official from the
Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority
attends crime watch meetings at
public housing complexes, but
management at Sherman Hills
has not been as supportive and
doesn’t attend meetings.
“We had a crime watch there
for the last 15 years. We meet the
third Monday at 2 p.m. This
Monday, there was no one there.
… They don’t advertise it,
they’re not proactive. I asked
management for support. She
said, ‘I can’t pull people out of a
hat,’ ” Raup said.
Tenant screening an issue
Some residents also said more
vigorous tenant screening
would lower crime.
John Sullivan, a spokesman
for the U.S. Department of Hous-
ing and Urban Development,
which subsidiz-
es the rents of
low- to moder-
ate-income res-
idents, said
managers are
required to
check criminal
histories of ap-
plicants.
Sullivan said applications
from applicants or members of
their households who are life-
time-registered sex offenders or
have been evicted for drug-relat-
ed criminal activity in the previ-
ous three years must be rejected.
However, managers have dis-
cretion to make exceptions for
people who can show evidence
of drug rehabilitation.
Public housing authorities al-
so must adhere to a one-strike-
and-you’re-out policy for tenants
who commit crimes or violate
rules. Private housing managers
have more discretion on whom
they can admit, said HUD spo-
keswoman Lisa Wolfe.
“HUD creates guidelines, but
it’s up to the management com-
panies themselves (to decide
on) a low no-tolerance policy,”
Wolfe said.
Raup and several residents
don’t think private subsidized
manager should have such dis-
cretion.
“The housing authorities have
a very, very strict process in
(screening) people. Sherman
Hills, it’s just a money maker. It’s
just for profit, and they don’t
care,” Raup said.
Management of Sherman
Hills declined comment but
agreed to meet with a reporter
this week.
Closed-circuit security
Deryck Bratton, a former FBI
agent who has been working as
security director at the Luzerne
County Housing Authority since
2009, said closed-circuit securi-
ty systems are becoming in-
creasingly popular with housing
complex managers and owners
as a good crime deterrent.
Bratton said the county hous-
ing authority invested about
$300,000 in camera surveillance
systems at most of the author-
ity’s 11 complexes.
Bratton acknowledged that
much of the crime at housing
complexes initiates with people
who live there “without autho-
rization.”
He said he reviews video foot-
age of the exteriors of apart-
ments when management re-
ceives a complaint that an unau-
thorized person is living there
and he has successfully used the
video footage in eviction pro-
ceedings.
He said it’s hard to quantify
the deterrent effect of the cam-
eras on crime, but he said pro-
viding video clips to Exeter po-
lice has aided in the conviction
of several criminals.
Sullivan said HUD has no
grant money for such a crime-
prevention measure, but munici-
palities might be eligible for fed-
eral Community Development
Block Grant money that’s fun-
neled through the state.
Wilkes-Barre Administrative
Coordinator Drew McLaughlin
said that with recent cuts to
Community Development fund-
ing and further cuts anticipated
in coming years, “financing in-
stallation of security cameras for
a privately owned facility would
not be a priority of the adminis-
tration with the funds available.”
“The private operator should
bear the cost burden of such a
proactive security measure,”
McLaughlin said.
Support vital for housing complex crime watch, activist says
Sherman Hills management
has not cooperated, says the
local watch chief.
By STEVE MOCARSKY
smocarsky@timesleader.com
Raup
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f you’re a genealogist with ancestors
living in the Mountain Top area (or
even if you aren’t) you’ll enjoy the
new “Mountain Top” book, part of the
Images of America series by Arcadia
Publishers.
Mountain Top is most of the area in
southeastern Luzerne County between
Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton, the main
roads of which are state Route 309 and
Interstate 81. It’s primarily the town-
ships of Fairview, Wright, Rice, Dor-
rance and Slocum and the borough of
Nuangola.
The book offers a capsule history of
the area followed by 166 pages of his-
toric photos, all of which are heavily
researched (complete with dates) and
nicely captioned.
It’s by Joseph Kubic, Darlene Miller-
Lanning and the Mountain Top Histor-
ical Society. Kubic has authored several
other books on Mountain Top history.
Miller-Lanning is director of the Hope-
Horn Gallery at the University of
Scranton.
Priced at $21.99, it will be available
starting tomorrow at local retailers,
online booksellers or through Arcadia
Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing-
.com or (888) 313-2665.
As a genealogist, what I like about
this book is precisely what I like about
the other local books in the series: it
offers visual images of the everyday
world of many of our ancestors. You’ll
see the streets and homes where they
lived, the schools they attended, the
roads they traveled, the railroads they
worked on and the churches in which
they worshiped.
Don’t forget to look for other books
in Arcadia’s local series, including
Nanticoke, Scranton, the trolley cars
and Wilkes-Barre postcards.
Genealogy Club News: The North-
east Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
will be busier than ever next month.
First, the research library in the socie-
ty’s headquarters at the Hanover Green
Cemetery, Main Road, Hanover Town-
ship, will be open on Mondays the
10th, 17th and 24th 4 to 8 p.m. The
society credits “the huge response of
researchers that took advantage of our
Monday night research opportunities
this past summer.”
The club will also open its 2012-2013
series of programs with “The Legacy of
Nursing in Northeastern Pennsylva-
nia,” presented by Jessica Reeder, ar-
chivist of the Center for Nursing Histo-
ry of Northeastern Pennsylvania at
Misericordia University. The program
will highlight the contribution of nurs-
es and the impact of nursing on the
area’s history. The meeting, open to the
public, is in room106 of the McGowan
Building on the campus of King’s Col-
lege at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25.
The society’s digitization effort for
local records is continuing. For the
latest information on available records
go to the society’s website www.nepg-
s.org and click on “records preserva-
tion.” In fact, every time you go there
you’ll find new materials.
Correction: Several readers have
pointed out that I was wrong in saying
“Family Tree Magazine” is not available
on newsstands. The Barnes & Noble
bookstore in Wilkes-Barre Township,
just off Mundy Street, carries the “bi-
ble” of genealogy. Barnes & Noble has
been a friend to genealogists and histo-
rians for many years.
News Notes: The Genealogical Re-
search Society of Northeastern Penn-
sylvania has an interesting program
coming up. On Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Nan-
cy McDonald will offer “If You Can
Play Scranton, You Can Play Any-
where.” Though it’s not generally re-
called today, the coal-region towns of
decades past were famed as places
where stage shows of all kinds could
find tough but appreciative audiences.
The society’s meetings take place at
the Research Center, 1100 Main St.,
Peckville.
Call (570) 383-7661 for information
on joining the group and on its many
activities. A Google map is available.
TOM MOONEY
O U T O N A L I M B
Mountain Top’s
history traced
in book’s images
Tom Mooney is a Times Leader genealogy
columnist. Reach him at tmooney2@ptd.net.
C M Y K
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S
uzy Kaminski is the author of the childrens book, “Our Forever Home
– Tails of the Cozy Red Barn.” She uses the pen name of Penny Hart.
Kaminski, 66, also owned Abby’s Doggone Good Gourmet Cookies in
Mountain Top and recently retired fromthe business. Suzy graduated from
Chadsey HighSchool inDetroit, Mich., andreceivedher associate’s degree
inbusiness administrationwithelectives takeninfineart at LuzerneCoun-
tyCommunityCollege. Shelives inMountainTopwithher husband, Karl
and their dog, Carmella. They have two children: Karla and Karl.
You obviously have a passion for
animals that is evident with your
past dog cookie business and the
themes present in your book. What
is the book about and how did it
come about? “As I was coming to the
end of my business career I decided
that I really wanted to write a book. I
wanted to craft a book for children in a
day and age when many kids and peo-
ple do not have a home of their own
duetomanycircumstances. This bookis
a tale about children told through animals
and their words. The story shows how the
characters cometofindgoodness andshel-
ter in a cozy red barn and all of the animals
come together in diversity regardless of
who they are or where they came from. Its
basic theme is that if you try to get along
with others you will be happy in life. It is for
all faiths and relates to all beliefs. I want ev-
eryone to relate to the story so I do not
alienate anyone due to religion, race or any
beliefs.
It has many themes that are dealt with in
tender and caring ways. The book deals
with bullying, diversity, love, death and life
to name a fewthemes. It is a wonderful sto-
ry that is a result of my own personal hard-
ships told through gentle animals repre-
senting children in unfortunate circum-
stances.
My husband Karl constantly prompted
me to write the story. The defining moment
and inspiration for the story and title came
one evening in our own cozy red barn. My
husbandwas feedingour one-eyedArabian
stallion, Prince, who had lost his eye
through abuse, and he called me to see
something. There was a one-eyed mouse
gathering bits of food that had fallen from
Prince’s mouth. It was a one-eyed mouse
sharing corn with a one-eyed horse. That
was it. The first chapters of my story were
born.”
You mentioned that your dog cookie
business was a passion for years. What
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When Dave Donnini grew up in Wilkes-Barre, he was surrounded by a family involved in
the community.
“I learned from both my mom and dad, how important it is to help others,” said Donnini,
whose father Joe Donnini is a member of UNICO, the organization of people of Italian-
American heritage who focus on charity in the community.
UNICO was founded in 1922 “to engage
in charitable works, support higher educa-
tion, and perform patriotic deeds” with
chapters around the country. In Luzerne
County, UNICOis best known for sponsor-
ing an annual scholastic football game but
the organization does other service work
in the community and celebrates unity.
“I can remember the summer picnics at
Harveys Lake, the father-and-son dinners
at Aldino’s (a former Wilkes-Barre restau-
rant), macaroni dinners, the UNICO foot-
ball games,” Donnini said.
UNICOleft a lasting impression on Dave
Donnini and at the UNICO National Con-
vention earlier this month he was elected
national president of the Italian American
service organization. Donnini, 40, is the
second youngest person to hold the title of
UNICO national president.
As president, Donnini oversees 134 UNI-
CO chapters in the U.S. and more than
7,000 members. His position is volunteer.
He has the distinction of being the second
Wilkes-Barre native to have that honor; in
1988 Frank Castrignano Sr. was UNICOna-
tional president.
Donnini’s father, Joe, has been a mem-
ber of the organization since the 1960s .
“My father was chapter president of
Wilkes-Barre in 1980,” said Donnini, who
is a graduate of GAR High School and
King’s College. “In 2001, my dad asked me
to come to a meeting at the Woodlands. Ev-
er since then, I got more involved and
started chairing different events.”
Donnini said he co-chaired UNICO’s an-
nual pig roast with his father and he
helped run the Miss UNICO pageant. He
said about a year after joining UNICO he
was asked to run for treasurer and won. He
was elected 1st vice president in 2004 and
held that position until 2005 when he
moved to Redondo Beach.
After selling his business, Copacatana,
which had locations in Wilkes-Barre, Dal-
las and Edwardsville, Donnini became a li-
censed Realtor with RE/MAX in Redondo
Beach, California.
He joined the Los Angeles Chapter of
UNICO National and his father said “he
turned the chapter around.” Donnini said
he gradually climbed the UNICO ladder,
serving in several positions with the na-
tional organization over the last five years.
That culminated with his election as presi-
dent this year at the UNICO National Con-
vention on Marco Island, Florida.
His father, owner of Donnini’s Hair Ser-
vices on South Main Street, said the family
is very proud of Dave’s accomplishments.
“The national organization noticed
what he did at the Los Angeles chapter,”
said Joe Donnini. “My daughter, Deanna,
is now president of the LA chapter.”
U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, hon-
ored the newUNICOnational president on
the House floor with remarks entered into
the Congressional record.
“It is an honor to recognize Mr. Donnini
and his involvement in an organization
that has given so much to the community,”
Barletta said. “I have had the esteemed
privilege of attending many UNICOevents
in my congressional district, including pig
roasts and charity events, and proudly wit-
nessed the positive impact the group’s ef-
forts have made in my community.
“UNICOis one organization that has and
still helps out many great causes,” said
Dave Donnini.
Shown at the UNICO swearing in ceremony are Dave Donnini’s brother, Joe Donnini Jr.; sister, Deanna Donnini; his father Joe Donnini Sr.;
his mother, Ann Donnini; immediate past national UNICO President Glenn Pettinato.
A UNICO family
Area native Dave Donnini named national president
BILL O’BOYLE
boboyle@timesleader.com
UNICO REGIONAL MEETING
The UNICO Eastern Regional Meeting will be held at The Woodlands Inn and Resort, Plains
Township, Nov. 8-9.
C M Y K
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Mario Cella’s physical education classes at Schuyler Avenue and
Third Avenue Elementary Schools recently held a ‘Jump Rope for
Heart’ event to benefit the American Heart Association. The purpose
of the event was to bring awareness, acceptance and education
about the importance of helping others, while promoting healthy
physical activity and a good sense of competitive spirit. Students
were asked to collect donations from family and friends to sponsor
them in jumping rope as many times as they could in two minutes.
The event was a success and the schools were able to raise almost
$2,000. Top earners from Schuyler Avenue (above), from left: Ray
Whalen, principal; Lucas Brown; Davis Booth; Kayla Sincavage; Ker-
styn Thomas; Maddox Hass; Jacob Stitzer; and Cella. Top earners
from Third Avenue (below), from left, first row, are Rebecca Bran-
dreth, Alex Kobusky and Michaela Holmstrom. Second row: Sydney
Rush, Josh Wilkins, Collin Uter and Conner Uter.
Students raise money for Heart Association
are some of the other things you
like to do? “Most everything I en-
joy revolves around animals. My
husband and I like to ride horses. I
also love to cook gourmet foods
and decorate cakes. The cookie
business was a real passion as we
ranit for16years andenjoyedit ve-
ry much. Our previous dog, Abby,
was mybest friendandtheinspira-
tion for the name.”
What are some of the ways
that you have shared the joy of
your bookwiththepublic?“I have
oftenreadpassages fromthebook
to kids at various libraries such as
in Nuangola and the Mill Memorial
Library in Nanticoke. I often read a
specific passage that relates to
our current dog, Carmella. Wetook
inCarmellaafter our belovedAbby
passed away. Abby’s veterinarian
matched us up to Carmella after
tryingevery day for over a week to
have us come in and see Carmella.
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to take in
another dog at the time, but after
seeing her for only a fewmoments
I knew she was meant to be with
us. Carmella had suffered loss of a
leg and tail after being hit by a car.
She was a stray that was about to
be put to sleep until she licked the
vet when he was about to adminis-
ter the shot.
The vet knew she had life left in
her after that and thought of my
familyas theperfect havenfor her.
We have loved her dearly ever
since.”
Who has been an inspiration in
your life aside from your hus-
band Karl? “Gertrude Hawk and
her work ethic in the business
world was a great inspiration. Her
work ethic and managing skills
were amazing as she constantly
produced a quality product. I al-
ways tried to imitate her. She is
phenomenal.”
What do you think needs im-
provement or inspiration in
Northeastern Pennsylvania? “I
would love to see the beat down
homes get refurbishedoneby one.
I often imagine how these homes
looked about 50 years ago as op-
posed to the blight of today. They
aresimplehomes that needsimple
repairs as well as difficult ones.”
What is a favorite food you en-
joy? “I love vegetable egg foo
young with brown gravy.”
Do you have a favorite film?
“TheEnchantedCottageis afavor-
ite of mine. It is another story of
the beauty that exists within a
placeof safetyandcomfort for two
people that are not always viewed
pleasantly by the outside world. It
tells of a homely maid who tends
to an injured ex-GI and they come
to see the beauty in each other
that escapes the perceptions of
other people. It is a lovely story.”
Do you have a favorite musi-
cianor typeof music?“I reallylike
classical music and the songs of
Bruno Mars.”
What would you say are some
of your proudest moments in
your life? “I would have to say the
recreationof self inhavingmychil-
dren. In the business world I would
have to say that being nominated
as one of Pennsylvania’s Top 50
WomeninBusiness was ahighlight
in my career.
I was soproudof myfriends that
nominated me for that honor. Ev-
erything that happened personal-
ly and professionally also manifes-
ted itself in my children’s book as
well. I am extremely proud of the
storyI havewovenfrommyexperi-
ences.”
MEET
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him at 970-7229.
Faculty and students at St. Jude School held a fundraiser to help
the Legge family of Mountain Top. Anita Legge, faculty member, is
the mother of Nicholas Legge, who was seriously injured in a car
accident and will be traveling to Project Walk in California for rehabil-
itation. Students in pre-kindergarten through grade 7 gave a dona-
tion to play bingo and win donated prizes. Faculty members volun-
teered to be the target of water balloons. School families donated
money in the name of the teacher they wanted to win. The top three
teachers had the honor of being targets. Student names were ran-
domly selected to toss the balloons. More than $800 was raised. At
the water balloon toss, from left: Anita Legge; Brenda Kolojejchick,
third place; Lester Kempinski, first place; Eileen Kempinski, second
place; Evette Koshinski, event organizer; and Jeanne Rossi, principal.
St. Jude fundraiser will help Mountain Top family
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of Our Lady of Hope Church,
the former St. Mary of the
Maternity Church, 40 Park
Ave. The facility is located
behind the church.
The session is being held in
accordance with Section 104 of
the Polish National Alliance
By-Laws.
All District VII councils and
lodges are requested to send a
full complement of delegates to
the meeting. Council presi-
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bers are urged to attend.
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Polish National Alliance; Wes-
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Yasmeen Rifai, Dallas.
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Tuesday
PRINGLE: The Lithuanian Wom-
en’s Club of Wyoming Valley,
noon, for a picnic at Karen Flan-
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12:30 p.m. President Martha
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business meeting.
MEETINGS
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urrounded by the most supportive
family and friends, Carla Christi-
na Palovchak-Miller and Michael
Raymond Jagodzinski were united in
marriage Nov. 26, 2011, by the Rev.
Ann Marie Acacio, friend of the
bride. Their intimate ceremony was
held by fireside at Carmen’s Country
Inn, Drums.
The bride is the daughter of the
late Christina Kozak Palovchak,
Wilkes-Barre, and the late Angelo
Monteforte. She is the granddaughter
of the late Julius and Lucille Kozak,
Wilkes-Barre.
The groom is the son of Rosemarie
and John Yogi Jagodzinski, George-
town, Wilkes-Barre Township. He is
the grandson of the late Mildred and
John Ondish, Georgetown, Wilkes-
Barre Township.
Carla was given in marriage by her
sister, Patricia Jackloski. Their chil-
dren showed their love and support
by joining the bridal party. She chose
her daughters, Cassandra Lynn Mill-
er and Emily Ann Miller, as maids of
honor. Hailey Ondish, godchild of the
groom, was flower girl.
Michael chose his son, Justin Ja-
godzinski, as best man. Robert Char-
nichko, very close friend of the
groom and groom’s son, served as
groomsman. Matthew Rader, nephew
of the groom, was a junior groom-
sman.
The couple paid their respects to
those who could not be present.
Mentioned in prayer were the bride’s
parents, the father of her children
David J. Miller, the groom’s grandpar-
ents and godfather, Raymond Ondish.
The first reading, chosen by the cou-
ple, was given by the groom’s god-
mother, Veronica Navroth, Nanticoke,
who is like a second mother to him.
The second reading was selected and
given by the bride’s very best friend,
Laura Fath, Buffalo, N.Y. The blessing
was given by the groom’s mother.
Thanks to Cathy Kutchi and the
staff of Carmen’s Country Inn who
hosted a wonderful reception with
amazing food, drink and atmosphere.
A candy buffet was offered for the
guests to enjoy. The evening was
entertained by George Rittenhouse
Sr. Productions along with his son,
George Rittenhouse Jr. The best man
and maid of honor, Cassandra Miller,
started the evening giving the most
beautiful toasts to wish their parents
much happiness. The entertainment
continued by the groom’s son playing
a few songs on his guitar and then by
the groom’s father singing polkas.
The bride is a 1985 graduate of
James M. Coughlin High School. She
is a career agent with American Gen-
eral Life and Accident Insurance
Company.
The groom is a 1986 graduate of
James M. Coughlin High School. He
is a driver for FedEx Ground.
Carla and Mike honeymooned in
Walt Disney World and reside in
Sugar Notch.
Palovchak-Miller,
Jagodzinski
C
ourtney Ann Savage and Jason
Shatrowskas were united in
marriage on Aug. 27, 2011, at The
Highlands at Newberry Estates,
Dallas, by Judge David Barilla.
The bride is the daughter of
Robert Savage, Wyoming, and
Colette Savage, Fort Lauderdale,
Fla. She is the granddaughter of
Robert Savage, Phyllis Savage and
Gordon Schaefer, Swoyersville,
and Edward Biernacki and the late
Dorothy Biernacki, Kingston.
The groom is the son of Butch
and Barbara Shatrowskas, Wyom-
ing. He is the grandson of the late
Leo and Mary Lulewicz and Stan-
ley and Caroline Yankowski, all of
Wyoming.
The bride was escorted down
the aisle and given in marriage by
her dad. She chose her long time
friends Becky Evansky and Christy
Tyson to be her matrons of honor.
Bridesmaids were cousin Julie
Haller and friends Jennifer Kuna
and Mandy Fox. Flower girl was
Alexis Savage, cousin of the bride,
who walked the couple’s dog and
ring bearer Dobie down the aisle.
The groom chose his father
Butch Shatrowskas as his best
man. Groomsmen were Butchie
Shatrowskas, brother of the
groom; Michael Jordan, cousin of
the groom; and friends Brian Sla-
vinski and Anthony Santarelli.
An evening cocktail party and
reception were held at The High-
lands at Newberry Estates, Dallas.
The rehearsal dinner was hosted
by the groom’s parents at Perugi-
no’s Restaurant, Luzerne. The
bride was honored by a bridal
shower given by her bridal party
and family at Apple Tree Terrace,
Dallas.
The couple traveled to the Rivi-
era Maya, Mexico, and their favor-
ite city, Chicago, for their honey-
moon. The couple resides in
Wyoming.
Savage, Shatrowskas
D
r. Mary Blair Long and Michael
Anthony Krauson were married
on April 28, 2012, at the King’s Col-
lege Chapel, Wilkes-Barre, by the
Rev. Richard Hockman.
The bride is the daughter of Blair
E. and Mary Ann Long, Slocum
Township. She is the granddaughter
of the late Stanley and Frances Nar-
savage, Pittston, and the late Wilson
and Florence Long, Penn Hills.
The groom is the son of Daniel P.
and Rosemary Krauson, Shenandoah.
He is the grandson of the late Edward
and Frances Krauson and the late
Andrew and Mary Cohoat, all of
Shenandoah.
Given in marriage by her father,
the bride chose her sister, Emily Ann,
as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were
Mary Zajac, Audrey Zajac and Marga-
ret Walsh.
Best man was David Krauson,
brother of the groom. Groomsmen
were Thomas McGough, Jason Loft-
us, and Ryan Boyle.
A dinner reception was held at the
Genetti Hotel and Conference Center,
Wilkes-Barre. A bridal shower was
hosted by the mothers of the bride
and groom and Aunts Bonnie and
Marianne at King’s Restaurant,
Mountain Top. A rehearsal dinner
was hosted by the parents of the
groom at Theo’s Metro, Kingston.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of
Bishop Hoban High School and a
2005 graduate of King’s College. She
earned her doctorate of optometry at
Salus University Pennsylvania Col-
lege of Optometry in 2009.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of
Cardinal Brennan High School and a
2004 and 2010 graduate of College
Misericordia, where he earned his
master of business administration
degree.
Long, Krauson
J
esse Bixby and Ivy Priest,
Hunlock Creek, were united
in the sacrament of marriage on
Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Ne-
gril, Jamaica, at the Sandals
Beach Resort, by the Rev. Ri-
chard Ramsay.
The groom is the son of Ros-
well Bixby Jr., Lake Township,
and Deborah Hobbs, Plymouth.
He is the grandson of Roswell
Bixby Sr. and the late Katherine
Bixby, Lake Township.
The bride is the daughter of
Theresa Letner, Swoyersville.
While on their weddingmoon
in Jamaica, they climbed the
cascading waterfalls and rocky
slopes of Dunns River Falls;
rode horseback in the country-
side and warm waters of the
Caribbean Sea; swam to the
cliffs of Ricks Cafe; and sped
through the forest on bobsleds
and ziplines.
They enjoyed Jamaica and
intend to return on their one-
year anniversary of marriage,
July 21, 2013.
Bixby, Priest
J
amie Lynn Havard and Peter An-
thony Moska Jr. were united in
marriage on July 14, 2012, at St. Ma-
ria Goretti Church, Laflin, by the Rev.
Msgr. Neil J. Van Loon.
The bride is the daughter of Robert
J. (Jeff) and Carol Havard Sr., Old
Boston. She is the granddaughter of
the late Pauline Mascelli, Old Boston,
and the late David and Rita Havard,
Wilkes-Barre.
The groom is the son of Sandra
Swiontek, Inkerman, and Peter A.
Moska Sr., Port Griffith. He is the
grandson of Jean Fey and the late
Gerard Fey, Inkerman, and the late
Peter and Mildred Moska, Inkerman.
The bride was given in marriage by
her parents. She chose her cousin,
Leah Lavelle, as her maid of honor
and her sister-in-law, Kim Havard, as
her matron of honor. Bridesmaids
were Tiffanie Moska, Samantha Mos-
ka, sisters of the groom and Angela
Hillan, cousin of the bride. Tenley
Havard, niece of the bride, was the
flower girl.
The groom chose his friend, Chris
Berti, as best man. Groomsmen were
Jarred Swiontek, Paul Moska, broth-
ers of the groom, Robert Havard Jr.,
brother of the bride and Joe Iacona,
friend of the groom. Beau Widdick,
cousin of the bride, was the ring
bearer.
Scriptural readings were given by
Diane Hillan, godmother and aunt of
the bride, and Sherri Petrokonis,
cousin of the groom. Gifts were pre-
sented by Cathy Morio, aunt of the
bride, and Debbie Chikey, godmother
and aunt of the groom. Musical selec-
tions were provided by Jennifer John-
son.
A shower was given by the mother
of the bride at the Checkerboard Inn
Pavilion, Shavertown. The rehearsal
dinner was hosted by the mother of
the groom at Leggios Pizzeria and
Italian Restaurant, Plains Township.
An evening cocktail hour and recep-
tion were held at Via Appia, Taylor.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of
Pittston Area High School. She is a
2007 graduate of Misericordia Uni-
versity with a bachelor’s degree in
elementary and special education and
a specialization in early childhood
education. She received a master’s
degree in curriculum and instruction
in 2010 from Misericordia University.
She is employed by the Wilkes-Barre
Area School District.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of
Pittston Area High School. He is a
2007 graduate of Misericordia Uni-
versity with a bachelor’s degree in
business administration with a con-
centration in marketing and a minor
in biology. He is employed by In-
terstate Blood and Plasma Inc.
The couple honeymooned in Ocho
Rios. They reside in Plains Township.
Havard, Moska
L
auren Ann Clifford and Brian Scott
Engler were united in marriage on
Aug. 26, 2011at St. Columba Catholic
Church. The reception was held at The
Barn at Boones Dam.
The bride is a daughter of Gerard
and Sandra Clifford of Mountain Top,
Pa. She is the granddaughter of Otto
Eime, the late Shirley Eime, Harry and
Sue Clifford.
The groomis son of Kevin and Kim
Engler of Mountain Top, Pa. He is the
grandson of Peggy Cerasaro, Charlie
Engler, and the late Mary Ann Engler.
The bride and groomboth gradu-
ated fromCrestwood High School in
2004. The bride graduated fromLake
Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
in 2010 with a doctorate of pharmacy
degree.
The bride was escorted down the
aisle and given by her father Gerard
Clifford. The bride chose her sister
Jennifer Clifford as her maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Kori Engler, sister
of the groom; Caitlin Margeson, Ear-
lene Bosga Smyth and Mindy Genti-
lesco. The groomchose his best friend
Peter Dombroski as his best man.
Groomsmen were Robert Engler,
cousin of the groom; Omar Rodriguez
Jr., Steven Hughes and Peter Ackou-
rey.
Clifford, Engler
C
hristina Maria D’Ippolito and
Shawn Lewis Bookwalter were
united in marriage on July 6, 2012, at
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Beach-
wood, N.J., by Pastor Peter Hartney.
The bride is the daughter of Barba-
ra and Robert D’Ippolito, Toms River,
N.J. The groom is the son of Connie
and William Bookwalter, Forty Fort.
The bride was given in marriage by
her father and serenaded by her cou-
sin, Beth Schoening, on the violin
and the hand bell choir directed by
her mother. The bride chose her
college roommate, Kristen McGra-
naghan, as her maid of honor. Her
bridesmaids were Beth Lemmerman,
Molly McBryan and Meaghan Dorn,
all good friends of the bride.
James Walker served as the best
man to the groom. Groomsmen were
Randy Bookwalter, Brandon Book-
walter, Cody Bookwalter and Robert
D’Ippolito, all brothers of the bride
and groom. All of the men in the
wedding party have achieved the
honor of Eagle Scout.
An evening cocktail hour and dinner
reception overlooked the ocean at the
Sunset Ballroom, Point Pleasant, N.J.
The bride is a graduate of Toms
River High School East and is in her
sixth and final year of pharmacy
school at Wilkes University.
The groom is a graduate of Wyom-
ing Valley West High School and is
also completing his final year at
Wilkes University in the pharmacy
program. The groom is a 2nd Lieu-
tenant in the United States Army,
who will be serving his country via
the Medical Corps after graduation.
The couple honeymooned aboard
the Carnival Freedom, which visited
Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize and
Roatan. The couple resides in King-
ston.
Bookwalter, D’Ippolito
J
oelle Wren and Richard Sims,
together with their friends and
families, announce their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of
the late Katherine Wren and Henry
Wren, Plymouth.
She is a graduate of West Side
Vocational Technical School. She is a
stay-at-home mom of four wonderful
children.
The prospective groom is the son
of Jackie Shoemaker, Plymouth, and
Richard Telefarro, Glen Lyon.
He attended West Side Vocational
Technical School. He is employed at
Valley Distribution.
A wedding date has not been set.
Wren, Sims
S
arah Zoltewicz and Dominick
Tafani, along with their parents,
would like to announce their engage-
ment and approaching marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of
Paul and Regina Zoltewicz, Nanti-
coke. She is the granddaughter of
Helen Zoltewicz and the late Henry
Zoltewicz and the late Wesley and
Regina Price, all of Nanticoke.
Sarah is a 2002 graduate of Greater
Nanticoke Area High School. She
earned her associate’s degree in office
management technology and micro-
computers in 2006. Sarah works as a
loan officer and customer service
representative at the UFCW Federal
Credit Union.
The prospective groom is the son
of Giampiero and Barbara Tafani,
Plains Township. Dominick is the
grandson of the late Domenica and
Primo Tafani and the late Marilyn
and Elmer Geiger.
Dominick is a 2003 graduate of
James M. Coughlin High School.
Dominick earned his bachelor’s de-
gree in accounting from Misericordia
University in 2010. He is working
with Larry O’Malia’s Greenhouse.
The couple will unite in marriage
on April 27, 2013, at St. Barbara’s
Parish in Exeter.
Tafani, Zoltewicz
T
heodore and Septa Harowicz of
Wilkes-Barre recently celebrated
their 60th wedding anniversary. They
were married June 28, 1952 in St.
Lawrence Church, Old Forge.
Mrs. Harowicz, the former Septa
Martini, is the daughter of the late
Domenic and Frances Martini, Old
Forge. Mr. Harowicz is the son of the
late Joseph and Josephine Harowicz,
Wilkes-Barre.
The couple has three children:
James and wife Michele, Mountain
Top; Linda Harowicz and husband
Charlie Fredenburg, New York; Maria
Ursida and husband Vince, Hawaii.
They also have two grandsons, Brian
Harowicz and Michael Harowicz,
Mountain Top.
A Mass and renewal of vows was
celebrated at the parish of St. Andre
Bessett, St. Stanislaus Kostka
Church, Wilkes-Barre. A family din-
ner was held to mark the occasion.
The Harowiczes
A
ndy and Lynn Stash, Ashley,
will celebrate their 25th wed-
ding anniversary on Aug. 28.
Mrs. Stash is the former Lynn
Bergstrasser, daughter of the
late Helen and Edward Berg-
strasser.
Mr. Stash is the son of the
late Betty Stash and the late
Andrew Stash.
Mrs. Stash works as a part-
time caretaker.
Mr. Stash is employed at
Brink’s Inc as a vault manager.
The couple has one son, Chris-
topher Andrew Stash, who is
employed at Bank of America as
a supervisor.
The couple is celebrating their
anniversary with a dinner out
with their son and his fiancée,
Tara.
The Stashes
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M
allory Marie Zoeller and Robert
Joseph Hudak, together with
their parents, announce their engage-
ment and upcoming marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of
Joseph and Lucille Zoeller, Hanover
Township. She is the granddaughter
of Ann Zoeller and the late Louis
Zoeller, Wilkes-Barre, and the late
Florence and Edward Pavia, Nanti-
coke.
Mallory is a 2005 graduate of Bish-
op Hoban High School. She attended
Wilkes University, where she earned
her bachelor’s degree in elementary
and special education in 2009. She
earned her master’s degree in middle
school mathematics from Wilkes
University in 2012, and she is pursu-
ing her second master’s degree in
curriculum and instruction from
King’s College. She is a special educa-
tion teacher in the Hanover Area
School District.
The prospective groom is the son
of Thomas and Dorothy Hudak, Ha-
nover Township. He is the grandson
of the late Theresa and Joseph Hu-
dak, Hanover Township, and the late
Cecilia and Frank Santey, Sugar
Notch.
Robert is a 1999 graduate of Hanov-
er Area Jr.-Sr. High School. He at-
tended Bloomsburg University,
where he earned his bachelor’s de-
gree in elementary education in 2003.
In 2011, he earned his degree in spe-
cial education from King’s College.
He is employed by the Children Ser-
vice Center.
The couple will exchange vows
July 13, 2013, at St. Robert Bellar-
mine Parish at St. Aloysius Church,
Wilkes-Barre.
Hudak, Zoeller
M
r. and Mrs. Richard Kramer of
Edwardsville announce the en-
gagement of their daughter Allison
Beth Kramer to Christopher Daniel
Langdon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel
Langdon of Wyomissing, Pa.
Allison is the granddaughter of the
late Thomas and Agnes Beaney of
Wyoming and the late Albert and Syl-
via Kramer of North Palm Beach, Fla.
Chris is the grandson of Richard and
Joanne Koch of Lancaster, Pa., and
Candy Langdon and the late Dean
Langdon of Wyomissing.
Allison is a 2001 graduate of Wyom-
ing Valley West High School and a
2005 graduate of Susquehanna Uni-
versity. In 2011, she earned a master’s
degree in business administration from
Temple University. Allison is the man-
ager of Member Relations for the Penn-
sylvania Institute of CPAs in Philadel-
phia.
Chris is a 2004 graduate of Wyomiss-
ing Area Junior-Senior High School
and a 2008 graduate of Lycoming
College. Chris is an account executive
at East Penn Manufacturing in Lyons
Station, Pa.
The couple will be united in mar-
riage on Sept.15, 2012, at Skytop Lodge
in Skytop, Pa.
Langdon, Kramer
T
he engagement of Rachel Holly
to Patrick Leaver, both of Le-
highton, has been announced by
their families.
The bride-to-be, originally of
Hazleton, is the daughter of Valerie
(Holly) Baber, New Tripoli, and
granddaughter of Edward and Anna
Marie (Balukonis) Holly, Freeland.
She is a 2012 graduate of Par-
kland High School in Allentown
and currently attending East
Stroudsburg University to receive a
Bachelor of Arts degree in art and
design with a minor in media com-
munications and technology.
She is currently employed by the
Times News LLC in Lehighton.
The prospective groom is the son
of Michael and Tammy Leaver,
Lehighton, and grandson of Madlyn
Bramich and the late Ronald Bram-
ich, Whitehall, and Melvan and
Marilyn Leaver, Slatington.
He is a 2009 graduate of PA Cyb-
er Charter School and a 2012 gradu-
ate of East Stroudsburg University
earning a Bachelor of Science in
media communication and tech-
nology. He is also the lead singer
and guitarist in the rock band,
Phoenix Bridge.
He is currently employed by Blue
Ridge Communications TV-13.
A wedding is planned for October
of 2013.
Leaver, Holly
T
iffany Krzynefski and Joseph
Riley, together with their fam-
ilies, announce their engagement and
approaching marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of
Clem Krzynefski, Hunlock Creek, Pa.,
and Marie Piekanski and Ray Piekan-
ski, stepfather, both of Larksville, Pa.
She is the granddaughter of Marie
Mushala, Larksville, Pa.; the late
John Mushala; and the late Clem
Krzynefski Sr. and Mary Krzynefski.
The prospective groom is the son
of Joseph and Patricia Riley, Wilkes-
Barre Township, Pa. He is the grand-
son of Theresa Riley, Wilkes-Barre,
Pa.; the late Joseph Riley Sr.; and
Lorraine and Robert Burgit Sr.
Tiffany is a graduate of Nanticoke
Area High School and Misericordia
University. She is employed with
Genesis Rehab Services.
Joseph is a graduate of Nanticoke
Area High School and attended
Bloomsburg University. He is employ-
ed with CK Alarm Systems.
The couple will exchange vows
during a September 2012 ceremony
at the Woodlands Inn & Resort,
Plains Township, Pa.
Riley, Krzynefski
M
r. and Mrs. Harold Haefele, Dal-
las, celebrated their 50th anni-
versary on Aug. 18.
Mrs. Haefele is the former Jayne
Searfoss, daughter of the late George
and Eleanor (Jones) Searfoss. Harold
is the son of the late Raymond and
Stella (Titus) Griffiths.
They were married on Aug. 18,
1962, in Westmoor Church of Christ,
Kingston, by the late Rev. William F.
Tucker. Their attendants were Nancy
Jane (Jones) Morgan, Dorothy (Trax)
Jablonski, Linda (Searfoss) Davis
(sister of Mrs. Haefele), the late
Frank Titus, the late Robert Gimber,
and Daniel Lewis.
Mr. and Mrs. Haefele are the par-
ents of two children: Daniel Haefele,
Hanover Township, and Mrs. James
(Deborah) Popson, Mountain Top.
They are the grandparents of Maran-
da (Haefele) McElheny; Donovan,
Katelyn and Tristen Haefele; Bernard
and James Popson; Nikki, Joseph and
Anthony Dennis; and Frank Geklin-
sky. They also have two great-grand-
children: Benjamin McElheny and
Ayden Craig.
Mr. Haefele worked for Royer
Foundry, Kingston, and retired from
Atlantic Design, Corning, N.Y. Mrs.
Haefele retired from Commonwealth
Telephone Company, Dallas, worked
at Hallmark, Dallas, and is presently
working part time at the office of
Dallas Family Practice, Dallas.
A celebration party with friends
and family was held at the home of
James and Deborah Popson.
The Haefeles
A
ttorney and Mrs. Thomas A.
O’Connor, Kingston, are
pleased to announce the engage-
ment and approaching marriage of
their daughter, Catherine Ellen
(Katie) to Anthony Eugene Ardi-
to, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene G.
Ardito, of Portland, Maine.
The bride-to-be is the grand-
daughter of the late Attorney
Patrick J. O’Connor and the late
Helen A. O’Connor and the late
Michael J. Naples Jr. and Cathe-
rine Naples, West Pittston.
The prospective groom is the
grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Ardito and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert
Whitney, all of Augusta, Maine.
Katie is a 2006 graduate of Bish-
op O’Reilly High School and a
2010 graduate of the College of
the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.,
with a major in English and a
minor in Italian. She is the human
resources coordinator for Bain
and Company, Boston, Mass.
Anthony is a 2006 graduate of
Cheverus High School, Portland,
Maine, and a 2010 graduate of the
College of the Holy Cross, Wor-
cester, Mass., with a major in
economics. He earned a master of
business administration degree
and a master’s degree in account-
ing from Northeastern University,
Boston, Mass., in 2011. He works
in audit at Ernst and Young, Bos-
ton, Mass.
A September wedding is
planned.
O’Connor, Ardito
M
r. and Mrs. Calvin and Lorraine
Miller of West Pittston cele-
brated their 50th wedding anniver-
sary yesterday. They were married on
Aug. 25, 1962 at St. Joseph’s R.C.
Church, Wyoming, by the Rev. J.
Papka.
Parents of the couple are the late
George and Mary Legas and Harvey
and Marjorie Newton.
Calvin is retired from Cascade
Tissue in Suscon. Lorraine is retired
from Diversified Information Tech-
nologies in Scranton.
They are the proud parents of their
son Gary. Gary and his wife Charlene
will celebrate their 25th wedding
anniversary on Oct. 3, 2012.
A family dinner will be held in the
couple’s honor.
The Millers
D
oris and Charles Hughes, Wilkes-
Barre, formerly of Mountain Top,
will celebrate their 65th wedding
anniversary on Aug. 30, 2012.
They were married Aug. 30, 1947,
in the former Salem Evangelical
United Brethren Church, Wilkes-
Barre, by the late Rev. Robert Hunts-
berger.
Mrs. Hughes is the former Doris R.
Mills, daughter of the late Horace
and Edna Mills.
Mr. Hughes is the son of the late
William and Anita Hughes.
He served as a Master Sergeant in
the U.S. Army in World War II and
Korea.
They have two children, Dennis,
Mountain Top, and David, Kingston.
They have four grandchildren,
Jeffrey and Alyssa, Mountain Top,
and David and Nicholas, both of
Wilkes-Barre.
A family dinner is planned.
The Hugheses
The Association for the Blind will hold its annual awards dinner on Sept. 12 at
the Woodlands Inn & Resort, Plains Township. Honorees for this year’s dinner are
Larry G. Kaplan, recipient of the Distinguished Community Service Award; In-
terMountain Medical Group, recipient of the Community Partnership Award and
Caitlin Best, recipient of the Arline Phillips Achievement Award. The evening will
also feature a silent and live auction. Proceeds from the event will support pro-
grams and services provided by the Blind Association. For reservations, sponsor-
ships or ads, call 693-3555 or (877) 693-3555. Dinner committee members, first
row, from left, are Tina McCarthy, Jolene Knecht, Debbie Grossman, Karen Keefer,
Cor Catena, dinner chairman; Ida Miller, Ina Lubin, Anna Cervenak, and Essy Davi-
dowitz. Second row: Marie Roke-Thomas, Ph.D.; Tom Robinson, Ron Petrilla, Ph.D.;
Jim Schilling, Bob Loftus, Colin Keefer, Richard M. Goldberg, Esquire; Max Barti-
kowsky, Bill Davidowitz and Bobbie Steever. Also serving on the committee are
Patricia Dougherty, Mary Erwine, Bob Fortinsky, Rosemary Chromey, Dr. Ira Gross-
man, Allan M. Kluger, Sue Kluger, Abbe Kruger, Dr. Erik F. Kruger, Kim Michelstein,
Harold Rosenn, Esquire; Isobel Slomowitz; and Marvin Slomowitz.
Association for the Blind plans annual awards dinner
The top academic students in five area high schools were honored at the 38th
annual Academic Achievement Banquet coordinated by the Greater Hazleton
Chamber of Commerce at Capriotti’s in McAdoo. The program recognized the scho-
lastic achievements of students from Hazleton Area, Immanuel Christian School,
Marian Catholic High School, MMI Preparatory School and Weatherly Area High
School. Students recognized at the event were fromHazleton Area: Matthew Al-
shefski, Josie Ann Bachman, Megan Baranko, Abigail Brandtmeier, Blake Burger,
Jenna Butala, Christopher Carrillo, Eric Curran, Annya D’Amato, Jennifer Furlani,
Kayla Garzio, Elizabeth Gordineer, Shaina Grego, Jessica Hoffman, Megan Hudock,
Matthew Kiprovski, Dana Kisenwether, Thomas Klein, Katelyn Mantz, Catherine
LaBuz, Amanda Layton, Danielle Lisnock, Spencer Lovrinic, Jenna Marinock, Evan
Pataki, Morgan Pecile, Hayley Price, Alexander Radosta, Kiranjot Kaur Singh, Shawn
Siroka and Jessica Thorne. Immanuel Christian School: Scott Boehret. Marian
High School: Emmarose Boyle, Emily Burger, Kaysi McLaughlin, Miranda Milillo,
Timothy Miller, Briana O’Donnell Anthony Pilla, Shannon Skotek, Stephen Valente
and Kimberly Wilson. MMI: Caroline Bandurska, Paul Brasavage, Roderick Cook,
Antonia Kitchen Diener, Brittany Fisher, Megan Kost, Michael Macarevich, Christian
Parsons, Alyssa Triano and Annika Wessel. Weatherly Area: Matthew Caccese,
Andrea Dietrich, Sarah Dolinsky, Jaime Dougherty, Tiana Genetti, Christopher Hunt,
Rebecca Moyer, Alicia Panzarella, Lucas Rinker and Karlee Ursta. At the event, from
left, first row: Alicia Panzarella, Weatherly Area High School; Annya D’Amato, Hazle-
ton Area High School; Emily Burger, Marian Catholic High School; and Antonia Dien-
er, MMI. Second row: Allen Wagner, Wagner, Whitaker & John LLC, vice chair, Cham-
ber and program chair; Stuart Tripler, principal, Weatherly Area; Rocco Petrone,
principal, Hazleton Area; Dr. Gary Lawler, chancellor, Penn State Hazleton, speaker;
Sue Ann Gerhard, director, Development and Alumni, Marian Catholic High School;
Pastor Jim DeRamus, Apostolic Faith Church; Tom Hood, president, MMI; Kelly
Knowlden, administrator, Immanuel Christian School; and Mayor Joseph Yannuzzi.
Hazleton Chamber honors students at banquet
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School, Salis-
bury, Md., on
May 29. He
received the
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Award for
outstanding
academic
excellence. Dix
received a
scholarship from the Delmarva
Chapter of the Penn State Alum-
ni Association and was honored
at their annual dinner at the
Yacht Club in Ocean Pines, Md.
Dix entered Penn State Uni-
versity Main Campus on Aug. 24
majoring in history. He is the
grandson of Patricia and Charles
Dix, Mountain Top, and the late
Jane and John Clendaniel, Sea-
ford, Del.
Rachel Ackerman, daughter of
John and Marguerite Ackerman,
Hazle Township, has been
named the summer 2012 student
marshal for the Penn State
College of Arts and Architecture.
The title of marshal is awarded
to the student who has earned
the highest overall grade-point
average in the college. Acker-
man will earn a bachelor of
music education degree with
honors. A Schreyer Honors
College Scholar, Ackerman gar-
nered several awards, including a
School of Music Jury Recog-
nition Award and the Willa Taylor
Vocal Endowment Scholarship.
She is a member of Pi Kappa
Lambda Music
Honor Society
and Phi Kappa
Phi and Phi Eta
Sigma academ-
ic honor socie-
ties. While at
Penn State,
Ackerman was
a member of
the inaugural class of the Penn
State Presidential Leadership
Academy. She served as secre-
tary and mentoring chair of the
National Association for Music
Educators, collegiate chapter;
student chapter vice president
of the National Association of
Teachers of Singing; student
chapter executive board mem-
ber of the American Choral
Directors Association; and vice-
president of the Penn State
Concert Choir. Ackerman was
also the soprano section leader
for both the Williamsport Cham-
ber Choir and Orchestra and the
Faith United Church of Christ in
State College, soprano counselor
for the Performing Arts Institute
in Kingston, and a private voice
teacher in Hazleton. She has
accepted a position as a middle
and high school choral and
general music teacher at Con-
nelly School of the Holy Child,
Potomac, Md.
Elder Berroa, Hazleton, a rising
senior student at Hazleton Area
High School, recently attended
Explore Your Future, a six-day
career exploration camp at the
National Technical Institute for
the Deaf on the Rochester In-
stitute of Technology campus in
Rochester, N.Y. Campers got a
taste of possible careers in
computer art design, lab science
technology, business, computing,
engineering and health care.
Madeline Distasio, Mountain Top;
Jessica Elston, Wilkes-Barre;
and Lauren Gavinski, White
Haven, were recently inducted
into Alpha Lambda Delta fresh-
man honor society at Susque-
hanna University. The society
encourages superior scholastic
achievement among college
students during their first year,
promotes intelligent living and a
high standard of learning and
assists students in recognizing
and developing meaningful
goals. Distasio, the daughter of
Daniel Distasio and Elizabeth
Distasio, is a rising junior major-
ing in English. She is a 2010
graduate of Crestwood High
School. Elston, the daughter of
Tom and Joyce Elston, is a rising
sophomore majoring in commu-
nications. She is a 201 1 graduate
of Holy Redeemer High School.
Gavinski, daughter of Victor and
Roxanne Gavinski, is a rising
sophomore majoring in Spanish
and secondary education. She is
a 201 1 graduate of Hazleton Area
High School.
Sarah Connolly, Swoyersville, was
recently inducted into the Sus-
quehanna University chapter of
Alpha Phi Omega, a co-educa-
tional service fraternity. The
purpose of the fraternity is to
assemble college students under
the fellowship and principles of
leadership, friendship and ser-
vice to humanity. Members
complete a minimum of 40
hours of service per year. Con-
nolly will begin her junior year
this fall. She is the daughter of
John A. Connolly III and Krista P.
Connolly and a 2010 graduate of
Holy Redeemer High School.
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Marie Alexander, Forest City
Joseph Aliciene, Pittston
Rose Andreas, Berwick
Marilyn Andres, Clarks Summit
Nancy Andrews, Forest City
Kay Andrukaitis, Wilkes-Barre
Anne Angley, Pocono Lake
Gloria Argot, Pocono Lake
Gloria Aten, Factoryville
Patricia Austin, Sweet Valley
Baljit K. Bailey, Hunlock Creek
Pamela Baker, Dallas
Marcia Balestek, McAdoo
Gloria Balliet, Wapwallopen
Richard Balliet Sr., Nesquehoning
George Barna Jr., Freeland
Isabel Bartley, East Stroudsburg
Marilyn Bartoli, Mountain Top
Nancy Bednar, Mountain Top
Theresa Belcastro, Wilkes-Barre
Joseph Bellucci, Conyngham
Richard Berditus, Wilkes-Barre
Geraldine Berger, Hazleton
Lesley Betz, Nescopeck
William Bevan, Jr. Harveys Lake
Gertrude Bielen, McAdoo
Valerie Bigelow, Shickshinny
Matilda Bittenbender, Myerstown
Christine Boom, Hazleton
Toni Bosevich, Mountain Top
Patricia Botsko, Hanover Twp.
Michael Bott, Neumberg
Tony Botyrius, Pittston
Gail Braddock, White Haven
Marilyn Bradley, Stroudsburg
Louis Brienza, Bushkill
Helen Brigido, Pittston
Carolyn Broadt, Bloomsburg
Marie Brogna, Pittston
Haven Brown, Cresco
Theresa Buckley, Wilkes-Barre
Beverly Bull, Berwick
Louise Burger, Hanover Twp.
Joann Burns, Dallas
Neil Busti, Hawley
Catherine Butkiewicz, Eyon
Margaret Butsavage, Forty Fort
Anthony Calabrese, Nazareth
Susan Cantwell, Pottsville
Thomas Capone, Shavertown
Frank Carden, Pittston
Maureen E. Carey, Wyoming
Linda Cernovsky, Bloomsburg
Cheryl Chabalko, Hazleton
JoAnn Cheesman, Freeland
Mark Cheesman, Freeland
Karen Chepolis, Nanticoke
Karen Chesla, Shenandoah
Patricia Chicalese, Hazleton
Karin Christel, Lake Ariel
Beth Chrusch, Jermyn
Casimir Ciesla, Mountain Top
Joseph Cigan, Jr., Dupont
Frank Ciliberto, Wilkes-Barre
Ernest Clamar, Shavertown
April Clark, Sunbury
Charles Colarusso, Pittston
Sharon Colarusso, Pittston
Paulette Condon, Stroudsburg
Joseph Connors, Scranton
Louise Cookus, Wilkes-Barre
Patricia Cooper, Nanticoke
James Corley, Bloomsburg
Geraldine Cornelius, Mountain Top
Joseph Costa, Hazleton
Pamela Costa, Hazleton
Carol Costantino, Pittston
Neil Craig, Hazleton
Chester Creasy, Muncy
Irene Cross, Harvey’s Lake
Elias Cross, Plains
Dee Crossley, Exeter
Catherine Curran
Dianne Curry, Edwardsville
David Cybuck, Kingston
Joseph Czekalski, Wilkes-Barre
Vada Dale, Tobyhanna
Terry Daley, Latterimer Mines
Barbara Davis, Wilkes-Barre
Patrick DeLorenzo, Hazleton
Marilyn S. Denman, Kingston
Phyllis DePolo, Mountain Top
Janet Depue, Bartonsville
Ronald Deputy, Wilkes-Barre
Anna Derrick, Danville
Henrietta DeSrosiers, Drums
Cindy Dieterick, Paxinos
Teresa Dilorenzo, Pittston
Jill Ditchkus, Lake Ariel
Michael Ditmore, Stroudsburg
Jacqueline Domzalski, Shavertown
Marjorie Douglas, Mountain Top
James Doyle, Zion Grove
Gery Druckenmiller, Lehighton
Marilynn Drumtra, Hazleton
Len Dugan, Monroeton
David H. Dulebohn, Sweet Valley
Donna Dzugan, Nanticoke
Joan Ellard, Old Forge
Frances A. Ellis, Wilkes-Barre
Henry Elmy, Sugar Notch
Shirley Emswiler, Swiftwater
Barry Erick, Dallas
Robert Ernestine, Dallas
Elizabeth Estrada, Scranton
Edith Evans, Wilkes-Barre
Norma E. Evans, Mountain Top
Beverly Fedder, Berwick
Cheryl Fellencer, Stroudsburg
Gayle Fenton, White Haven
Margaret Filbert, Wapwallopen
Elsie Floray, Zion Grove
Louis Foster, Dallas
Elizabeth Frantz, Stillwater
Eunice Frederick, Sugarloaf
Mary Frederick, Drifton
Juergen Friedrich, Conyngham
Melissa Futch, West Wyoming
Theodore Gabriel Sr., Trucksville
JoAnne Gagliardi, Hanover Twp.
James Galdieri, Clarks Green
Janet Gammaitoni, Plains
Leo Gammaitoni, Plains
Raymond Ganska, Hawley
Ronald Garbett, Nanticoke
Maude Geary, Harvey’s Lake
Barbara Geiswite, Milton
Barbara George, Avoca
Michael George, Avoca
Kathleen Geraghty, Shavertown
William Geurin, Shickshinny
Angelo Giannone, Pittston
Barbara Gilbert, Clarks Summit
Dolores Gillow, Old Forge
Donna Ginthner, Plymouth
Edward Golanoski, Mountain Top
Elaine Golaszewski, Wilkes-Barre
Edward Golden, Wilkes-Barre
Charles Gordon, Dallas
Robert Gordon, Benton
Paul Gottleib, Plains Twp.
Laraine Grande, East Stroudsburg
Carol Grant, Effort
James Gravatt, Pocono Pines
Mary Jean Greco, Drums
Arthur Gregoire, Hazleton
Clair Gregory, Lakeville
Carmella Gress, S. Abington Twp.
Charlene E. Griffth, Luzerne
Jeanette Grutrkowski, Hunlock Creek
Lewis Gubrud, Lords Valley
Carolyn Gwozdziewycz, Honesdale
Charlene Hardik, Luzerne
Harry Harmon, Berwick
Betty J. Harkleroad, Dalton
Kay Harmon, Berwick
Ralph Harris, Saylorsburg
Joseph Healy, Hazleton
Mary Hendricks, Scranton
Paul Herstek, Harvey’s Lake
Connie Hildebrand, Wapwallopen
Dwayne Hilton, Berwick
Joyce Hocko, Mountain Top
Jennie Hodick, Hanover Twp.
Roy Hoffman, Pocono Lake
Elizabeth Hogar, Shenandoah
Joan Hopper, Dingmans Ferry
Joan Hudak, Forty Fort
Rosalie Hughes, White Haven
James Humenick, Beaver Meadows
Agnes Hummel, Wilkes-Barre
Marianne Infantino, Wilkes-Barre
Barbara Jarrow, Blakely
Gertrude Johnson, Berwick
John Johnson, Nanticoke
Irene Joseph, Wilkes-Barre
Simona Juzwiak, Plains
Lynette Kabula, Pocono Pines
Carol Ann Kasper, Kingston
David Kaufman, Waverly
Maryann Kaufman, Waverly
Sylvia Keber, Nanticoke
Stephanie Keffer, Berwick
Shirley Keenan, Moscow
James Kennedy, Hazleton
Renee Kennedy, Hazleton
Beth Kerr, Harvey’s Lake
Sharon Kingsbury, Wyoming
Joann Kishbaugh, Berwick
Emily Klem, Plains
Eugene Klimash, Shavertown
John Klimczak, Lake Ariel
Ann Marie Kmieciak, Harvey’s Lake
Joyce Kocis, Plymouth
Lisa Koehler, Weatherly
Cecilia Kondrchek, Bloomsburg
John Kondrchek, Bloomsburg
Vincenza Konopelski, Mountain Top
John Koscelnick, Mountain Top
Paula Koscelnick, Mountain Top
Eileen Kovatch, Bloomsburg
James Kozokas, Swoyersville
Dennis Kravitz, Mechanicsburg
Anita Kretchic, Hawley
Edward Krubitzer, Dallas
Joan Kryzanowski, Peckville
“Debbie” Kukorlo, Bloomsburg
Joseph Kuloszewski, Forty Fort
William Kurtinitis, Pittston
Kevin Kwiatek, Glen Lyon
Marcella Kwiatkowski, W. Hazleton
Joan Lally, Forty Fort
Molly Landmesser, Wilkes-Barre
Jerry Laudeman, Ringtown
Bonnie Lavin, Bartinsville
Betty Lawrence, Clarks Summit
Patricia Leppert, Falls
Toby Lovinger, Clarks Summit
Lucille Loyack, Exeter
Lorraine Lecce, Montoursville
Kenneth Legg, Exeter
Joseph Lehman, White Haven
Patricia Lewis, Danville
Roseann Libus, Nanticoke
Joseph Ligotski, Askam
Colleen Lindsay, Moosic
Janice Link, Bethlehem
Eugene Lippi, Wyoming
Joseph Litchman, Kingston
Josaphine Loomis, Carbondale
Lottie Lowe, Exeter
William Lowe, Exeter
Al Manganello, Bloomsburg
Jane Malinowski, Mountain Top
Ayn Lynn Malkin, Lansford
Robert Marsh, Dupont
Darlene Marin, Lightstreet
Ronald Martin, Honesdale
Robert Marvin, East Stroudsburg
Delphine Mattei, Dupont
Julie Matteo, Hazel Twp.
Ronald May, Zion Grove
Marian A. Mazza, Carbondale
Marian Mazza, Scranton
Karen McCloud, Shavertown
Georgia McDonald, Lake Ariel
Georgiana McDonald, Lake Ariel
Mary Ellen McDonough, Scranton
Patricia McElhattan, Bloomsburg
Pat McGill, Keyaryes
Jeanette McNamara, Scranton
Mary Anne Medalis, Kelayres
Helene Megargel, Lake Ariel
Marie L. Melvin, West Pittston
Grace Merlino, Hudson
Richard Merrick, Hazleton
Nancy Mesh, Wilkes-Barre
Walt Michaels, Shickshinny
Patricia Miles, Avoca
David Minnier, Mountain Top
Dena Mitchell, Dupont
Mary Sue Mitke, Mountain Top
Marie Montecalvo, Berwick
Paul Montgomery, Nicholson
Deborah Moran, Wilkes-Barre
Judi Morgan, Femington, NJ
Ruby Ann Morgan, Albrightsville
Joan Moss, West Pittston
George Mullen, Avoca
Anthony Mulvey, Wilkes-Barre
Lorraine Mursch, Scranton
Mary O’Hara, Scranton
Patricia O’Hara, Dunmore
Judith O’Melia, Lake Harmony
Al Olhanoski, Hazleton
Leonard Orehek, Swiftwater
Rose M. Orehek, Vandling
Colette Orlando, Pittston
Mary Ann Pachick, Cape Coral, FL
Ronald Pajor, Nanticoke
Helen M. Parker, Dallas
Robert E. Parker, Dallas
Lucille Parrell, Macadoo
Mary Payne, Wilkes-Barre
Robert Pealer, Forty Fort
Dorothy Pembleton, Bloomsburg
Florence Peoples, Hawley
Eleanor Petrucci, Scranton
Marcella Petuch, Beaver Meadows
Mary Jo Piazza, Swoyersville
Emidio Piccioni, Pottsville
Alex Podsadlik, Pittston
Sylvia Poltrock, Freeland
Jean Porter, East Stroudsburg
Brenda Post, Berwick
Karen Potter, Bradford
Karen Potter, Wyalusing
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James Price, Bushkill Falls
Mary Priddy, Honesdale
Barbara Quinn, Pittston
Joan Rakowski, Hunlock Creek
Sharon Reichard, Bloomsburg
Cynthia Reinhardt, Cresco
John Reno, Harvey’s Lake
Joann Rice, Emmaus
Stephen Rish, Dallas
Jeffrey Ritsick, Plains
Richard Rimple, Berwick
Barbara Rogers, Harveys Lake
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Christine Rossnock, Bloomsburg
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Ronald Royek, Wilkes-Barre Twp.
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Jo Anne Rushton, Mountain Top
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James Saba, Kingston
Deborah Sabestinas, Wilkes-Barre
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Faustine Scarantino, W. Pittston
Stephen Selenski, Wyoming
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Robert Samuels, West Wyoming
Barbara Sauls, Mountain Top
Stanley Schab, Old Forge
Joanne M. Schmidt, Mountain Top
Paula Sciarrino, Hawley
Peter Serine, LaPlume
Bonnie Shaner, Turbotville
Lynn Shaw, Benton
Ann Sica, Old Forge
Patrick Sicilio, Lafin
Marian Sickler, West Pittston
Paul Siegel, Jr., Shavertown
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Carlos A. Smith, Jr., Wilkes-Barre
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Paul Smith, Vandling
Thomas Soboleski, Swoyersville
Andrea Sokash, Kingston
Jude Spellman, Wilkes-Barre
Mary Anne Spellman, Wilkes-Barre
Joseph Steber, Beaver Meadows
Anthony L. Stec, Wapwallopen
Lisa Steltz, Mountain Top
Stephen Stont, Miffinville
Carl Stoodley, Mountain Top
Peggy Stradnick, Berwick
Corrine Stankovich, Nanticoke
Naomi Strasburger, Scranton
Mary Strizki, Uniondale
Richard Strizki, Clifford Twp.
Dennis Strouse, Danville
Catherine Sunday, Hanover Twp.
Leonard Swida, Wilkes-Barre
Joseph Swieboda, Avoca
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Maria Torres, Wilkes-Barre
Ruth Trapane, Bloomsburg
Diane Truman, Montrose
Ann Marie Ushing, Plains
Donna Vanvliet, Wilkes-Barre
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Nancy Venturi, Mountain Top
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Henrietta Viola, West Pittston
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Helen Weiss, Forty Fort
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a granddaughter of William and
Roslyn Glynn, Mountain Top, and
Robert and Barbara Opachinski,
Nuangola. She is a great-grand-
daughter of Elizabeth Spagnola,
Mountain Top. Ava has two
brothers, Jeffrey, 15, and Frank,
23, and a sister, Amber, 25.
Ava M. Glynn
Joshua Kolanich Gustinucci, son
of Alan Dean Gustinucci and Kim
Kolanich Gustinucci, Pittston,
celebrated his ninth birthday Aug.
23. Joshua is a grandson of
Margie and Jake Kolanich and
Mickie and Alan Joseph Gustinuc-
ci, all of Plains Township. He is a
great-grandson of the late Jo-
seph and Mary Gustinucci, Jen-
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Kaitlyn Mackenzie Malet, daugh-
ter of Brian and Rachel Malet,
Exeter, celebrated her eighth
birthday on Aug. 18. Kaitlyn is a
granddaughter of Barbara Malet
and Daniel Yurchak, Wyoming;
Raymond Adamavage, Hanover
Township; and the late Carol
Adamavage. She has a brother,
Brian, 4.
Kaitlyn M. Malet
Ryan Hunter Serafin, son of Eric
and Rose Ann Serafin, Wilkes-
Barre, is celebrating his first
birthday today, Aug. 26. Ryan is
a grandson of Raymond and
Rosalie Winiewicz, Plains Town-
ship, and Edward and Bridget
Serafin, Wilkes-Barre. Ryan has a
sister, Eryka Jordan, 5.
Ryan H. Serafin
Ava Jarmusik, daughter of Me-
linda Fink and Leo Jarmusik Jr.,
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her first birthday today, Aug. 26.
Ava is a granddaughter of Rob-
ert and Donna Fink, Hanover,
and Kim Jarmusik, Shavertown.
Ava has a brother, Devon, 15.
Ava Jarmusik
Logan Joseph Jacob Kosloski,
son of Joseph and Sarah Kos-
loski, Alden, celebrated his first
birthday on Aug. 23. Logan is a
grandson of John and Paula
Wilde, Bear Creek, and Joseph
and Juanita Kosloski, Plymouth.
Logan is a great-grandson of
Marie Jacobs, Wilkes-Barre.
Logan J.J. Kosloski
Lauren Kane, daughter of Patty
and Jim Kane, Bear Creek Town-
ship, is celebrating her eighth
birthday today Aug. 26. Lauren
is a granddaughter of Mary Alice
Kane, Wilkes-Barre, and the late
Thomas Kane; Elmer Petlock,
Bear Creek Township, and the
late Margaret Petlock. Lauren
has a brother, Connor, 9.
Lauren Kane
Jackson Martin Jones, son of
Kris and Robyn Jones, Shaver-
town, is celebrating his first
birthday today, Aug. 26. Jackson
is a grandson of Lenny and Terry
Martin, Shavertown; Harvey
Jones and Charlotte Jones,
Kingston. Jackson is a great-
grandson of Anthony Roccogran-
di, Shavertown. Jackson has a
brother, Kristopher, 4, and a
sister, Lauren, 2 1/2.
Jackson M. Jones
Brislyn Michael Reilly, daughter
of Rachel Chopyak-Reilly and
Patrick Reilly, is celebrating her
first birthday, today Aug. 26.
Brislyn is a granddaughter of
Stephen and Betty Chopyak,
Hughestown, and the late James
Reilly and Zeny Miller, Wilkes-
Barre.
Brislyn M. Reilly
Spring Students of the Month were announced at Kennedy and the GNA Elementary Center in Nan-
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and Tylor Wylie were also Students of the Month.
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N
o high school football coach in
Northeastern Pennsylvania has
a tougher job than Bob Zaruta.
Because he’s going to be judged hard
at Dallas every day, every step of the
way.
Some people already made up their
minds about Zaruta, insisting he’ll
never be able to win the way deposed
Dallas coach Ted Jackson did, because
they believe nobody could.
But Zaruta may have already at-
tained his greatest win long before the
season even begins for Dallas this Sat-
urday.
He won over his team.
That wasn’t easy, because when the
Dallas school board opened Jackson’s
job after 27 seasons, the school’s play-
ers who showed up to support him
were livid. Somebody from the crowd
scorned the school board for killing the
football program.
The community that grew so accus-
tomed to winning was angry over los-
ing a coach who experienced just one
losing season in his 27 seasons.
“There were some rumbles that kind
of popped up,” Zaruta said, “some
players not coming out, some going
someplace else.
“None of that occurred.”
It didn’t happen because Zaruta
wouldn’t allow it.
Right after he was hired, he gathered
the Mountaineers and explained his
goals and philosophy during a 45-min-
ute meeting. Then he had another one.
“After those two meetings, we were
off to a good start,” Zaruta said. “I
don’t think we ever had to look back
after that.”
Instead, they looked ahead to a new
future at Dallas.
The team spent the preseason bond-
ing together as a team by staying on
campus through double-sessions, typ-
ical of an NFL training camp.
The kids loved it.
“It was a different experience here,”
said Zaruta, who has never been a
varsity head coach before but guided
the Dallas freshman team from 2003-
08. “They’ve embraced the new stuff. It
worked out well. We’ve got the commit-
ment from the players right now.”
With his warm personality and a
wealth of football knowledge, Zaruta
never gave his new team the option to
become disenchanted with him.
Now he needs fans in the stands to
give him a fair shot.
After the departure of Jackson, and
the way it was handled, some fans
swore they’d stay away from the pro-
gram. Some long-time Dallas support-
ers said they’d come to root against
their once-beloved Mountaineers.
And plenty of them are sure to be on
the visiting sidelines for this season’s
opener.
You want to re-visit the school
board’s reasoning for dumping the
sometimes-controversial Ted Jackson
Sr. after a season where he stayed out
of trouble?
Have at it.
But the guy who replaced him
doesn’t deserve to be disparaged for
trying to implement his own system in
hopes of finding his own success.
“I was one of 14 who applied for the
position,” Zaruta said. “If they want to
put some blame on me, I don’t under-
stand that. I was selected to the posi-
tion and that’s what I look at.”
The administrators at Dallas will be
looking at how Dallas football players
conduct themselves, an issue the
school board expressed concern with
when Jackson was coaching them. The
fans will be looking for the kind of
performances that made Jackson a
200-game winner and a state cham-
pionship coach at Dallas once.
All Bob Zaruta is looking for is a
chance.
PAUL SOKOLOSKI
O P I N I O N
A whole new
world awaiting
the new guy
ALLENTOWN — Not so fast.
If the red-hot Scranton/Wilkes-
Barre Yankees had plans of clinch-
ing the International League
North Division this weekend,
they’re going to have to push them
back for at least a little bit.
Derrick Mitchell launched a
three-run home run, Cody Over-
beck drove home three runs and
Steve Susdorf scored three times
as theLehighValleyIronPigs came
back from an early three-run defi-
cit to beat Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
9-5 Saturday at Coca-Cola Park.
“It’s a good way to start the
homestand,” said IronPigs manag-
er Ryan Sandberg, whose team
closes the regular season fighting
for an IL playoff spot with the final
nine of its games at home.
The victory reduced Scranton/
Wilkes-Barre’s lead over the Iron-
Pigs to six games in the IL North.
It also ended the Yankees nine-
game winning streak, and kept
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s magic
number for clinching the division
over the IronPigs and Pawtucket
at three.
The Yankees could have earned
that divisionchampionshipsimply
by beating Lehigh Valley Saturday
and this afternoon coupled with a
Pawtucket loss either one of those
days.
The IronPigs had other ideas.
They watched starting pitcher
Mario Hollands surrender two
runs ineachof thefirst twoinnings
as the Yankees strolled to a 4-1
lead.
Then Lehigh Valley lashed out.
Overbeck laced a two-out RBI
single to cut Scranton/Wilkes-
Barre’s lead to 4-2 in the third in-
ning.
ThenMitchell –whorecentlyre-
turned from a broken hand – fol-
lowed with a towering fly that
didn’t stop carrying until it landed
in the left field bullpen for a three-
run homer, bringing home Jason
Pridie and Susdorf – along with a
5-4 IronPigs lead.
“He’s getting his timing back,”
Sandbergsaid, “andgettinghis bat
speed reaction to the pitches.”
Then the IronPigs kept piling
on.
I N T E R N AT I O N A L L E A G U E B A S E B A L L
IronPigs spoil Yankees’ party plans
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IRONPIGS
5
YANKEES
SWB still in line to win IL North despite loss
By PAUL SOKOLOSKI
psokoloski@timesleader.com
See YANKEES, Page 3C
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT —
Tennessee players threw their
gloves in the air as they converged
near third base before falling to the
ground with big smiles.
The exhaustive 24-16 victory Sat-
urday over Petaluma, Calif., will be
remembered back home for a while
— and not just because it earned
Goodlettsville’s favorite sons a berth
in the Little League World Series ti-
tle game.
Brock Myers hit a tie-breaking
double, and Tennessee, gave up a10-
run lead in the bottom of the sixth
before scoring nine in the seventh in
a 24-16 victory Saturday over Petal-
uma, Calif., for the U.S. crown.
“I can’t believe it,” Tennessee
manager Joey Hale said. “I tell peo-
ple this is like Christmas on steroids
and I’m having a blast.”
Tennessee will face Tokyo today
after Japan beat Aguadulce, Pana-
ma, 10-2 in the international final.
Only California’s 10-run come-
back to send the game into extra in-
nings tied at 15 could overshadow
Tennessee slugger Lorenzo Butler’s
extraordinary day at the plate. But-
ler set a single-game record with
nine RBIs, and tied a record with
three homers to lead Tennessee.
Tennessee finally held on in the
bottom of the seventh.
Theymight havelost, but theCali-
fornia boys have nothing to be
ashamed about — especially not af-
ter its improbable rally.
Pitching aside, they took part in a
Little League classic.
The teams combined for 40 runs
—another WorldSeries record—in
a game that lasted more than three
hours.
L I T T L E L E A G U E W O R L D S E R I E S
Survivor series
AP PHOTO
Tennessee’s Jake Rucker (18), Luke Brown (14) and Lorenzo Butler (8) celebrate after winning the U.S. cham-
pionship game on Saturday. Tennessee blew a 10-run lead in the sixth but still won 24-16 in seven innings.
Tennessee prevails in wild slugfest
By GENARO C. ARMAS
AP Sports Writer
DALLAS — Jack Bestwick can
still hear the ball whizzing past
him, even though it’s been almost
50 years to the day.
Bestwick, an assistant coach on
the 1962 Back Mountain Little
League team, remembers the feel-
ingas vividlytodayas he didwhen
the play happened right before his
eyes.
“My heart sank,” he said. “We
were winning the game 1-0, but it
was pretty tight. There were run-
ners on first and second with two
outs. This guy just hit a hard shot.
I was standing in the dugout, and
the ball flew past me. I thought
that was it. But our shortstop that
game, I believe it was Charlie
Kern, reached his glove out and
grabbedit. It was suchanamazing
play.”
The stories and memories are
alive and well within the group,
which captured district, sectional
Remembering
the Kings of
Back Mountain
See KINGS, Page 8C
By TOMFOX
For The Times Leader
Tennessee’s Luke Brown cheers
after his team won in extras.
See SERIES, Page 8C
BOSTON — The Los Angeles Dodg-
ers acquired first baseman Adrian Gon-
zalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfiel-
der Carl Crawford from Boston on Sat-
urday, hoping to boost their playoff
hopes by takingonthe underperforming
and high-priced stars who failed to
thrive in a fractious Red Sox clubhouse.
Boston also sent in-
fielder Nick Punto and
about $11 million in
cash to the Dodgers in
the nine-player trade
that was the biggest in
Los Angeles’ history.
The Red Sox acquired
first baseman James
Loney, pitcher Allen
Webster, infielder Ivan
DeJesus Jr. and two
players to be named.
“They’re in a pen-
nant race and have an
opportunity to add tal-
ent and were focused
on that,” Red Sox gen-
eral manager Ben Che-
rington said. “It’ll be
our job to take advan-
tage of this opportuni-
ty and build the next
big Red Sox team.”
Under a rich new
ownership group that
includes NBA star
Magic Johnson, the
Dodgers enteredthe day three games be-
hind San Francisco for the NL West lead
and in the midst of the wild-card race.
They have dramatically revamped their
roster in the last month with trades, ac-
quiring shortstop Hanley Ramirez, out-
fielder Shane Victorino, starter Joe Blan-
ton and reliever Brandon League and
now the three Red Sox players — Craw-
ford is recovering from surgery — less
than a week before the deadline for play-
ers to be eligible for the postseason.
M L B
Red Sox
rebuild,
deal four
to L.A.
Boston sheds biggest contracts by
trading Beckett, Gonzalez and
Crawford for Loney and propsects.
By JIMMY GOLEN
AP Sports Writer
Gonzalez
Beckett
Crawford
See TRADE, Page 7C
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per golfer ($85 day of tourna-
ment) which includes green fees,
cart, and dinner. E-mail registration
to coach_hanson@hotmail.com or
call 881-7259.
Newport Township Democrats will
be holding their 2nd Annual Golf
Tournament/Clambake on Sat-
urday Sept. 8. The Golf Tourna-
ment will be held at Edgewood in
the Pines, Drums PA with a 9 a.m.
shotgun start with a four man
scramble. Cost is $85 per person
or $340 per team. Price includes
18 holes of golf, cart, prizes, skins
and clambake. Refreshments will
be served at Holy Child Grove in
Sheatown, beginning at 1 p.m.
Clambake tickets may be pur-
chased separately for $20 each.
Please contact Paul Czapracki at
736-6859 or Alan Yendrzeiwski at
735-3831. Make check payable to:
Newport Township Democrats and
register no later that Aug. 30.
South Wilkes-Barre Teeners Wood-
en Bat League’s deadline for
teams and players to register is
Monday. Games are played every
Saturday and Sunday through
October 20, at Christian Field in
Wilkes-Barre. Teams with players
ages 13-15 will play Saturdays and
those 16-18 with play Sundays. Cost
is $50 per team plus umpire fees.
Each team will provide one new
baseball per game. For information
call, Nick at 793-6430.
Wyoming Area Soccer will hold
"Meet the Warriors" night tongiht.
This event includes the varsity
boys and girls teams and the
junior high team. It will be held in
the Wyoming Area Secondary
Center cafeteria at noon. The
parents association is asking junior
varsity players to bring a bottle of
soda, girls varsity to bring a bag of
chips or pretzels, and boys varsity
to bring a dessert.
Wyoming Valley West Aquatic
Teams are holding their second
annual golf tournament today at 1
p.m. at Four Seasons Golf Course.
Entries of either a golfer or a
foursome, donors and hole spon-
sors can be forwarded to golf
chairman Dawn Holena at 417-8716.
CAMPS/CLINICS
Maximum Impact is having an Ad-
vanced Softball Hitting Clinic today
from1:30 - 3 p.m. The cost is $10
per player. Call 822-1134 to sign up.
Misericordia Baseball is hosting a
summer exposure camp for those
interested in playing college base-
ball. The camp will run today from
9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and will
feature the first organized baseball
activity on the new Tambur Field.
For details and registration form,
visit athletics.misericordia.edu.
Midnight Hoops Boys Basketball
Fall League will be held at Wyom-
ing Seminary on Wednesdays and
Sundays beginning Sept. 5 and
ending Oct. 7. Open to all high
school freshmen to seniors. Regis-
tration and league information is
available at leaguelineup.com/
midnighthoops. Contact Steve
Modrovsky at 793-3280.
LEAGUES
Dick McNulty Bowling League will
start its season on Tuesday night
at 6:45 p.m. at Chacko’s Family
Bowling Center on Wilkes-Barre
Boulevard. All bowlers should
report to the lanes at 6:15 p.m.
Bowlers interested in joining
should call Windy Thoman at
824-3086 or Fred Fairve at 215-
0180.
Lady Birds Bowling League will
begin their season on Wednesday,
Sept. 5 at Modern Lanes in Exeter.
Bowlers please report at 6 p.m.
since bowling starts at 6:15 pm.
Maximum Impact Instructional
Coach Pitch League begins Sept. 1
for ages 5-7. Practices are held on
Tuesdays at 6 p.m. for 10 weeks.
Call 822-1134 for more information.
MEETINGS
Crestwood Boys Basketball Booster
Club will hold its next meeting at 7
p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at
Cavanaugh’s Grille. We will be
discussing our annual "Nite at the
Races" benefit. All parents of
Crestwood boys basketball players
are invited to attend.
Nanticoke Area Little League will
hold its monthly meeting at High
School Café on Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Board Members are to meet at 7
p.m.
Wednesday Nite Mixers will hold
their back to bowling meeting Aug.
29 at 7 p.m. at Stanton Lanes. For
more information, call Carl at
239-5482. League bowls Wednes-
day nights at Stanton Lanes at 7
p.m. and will start bowling Sept. 5.
REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS
Impact Panthers is establishing a
U16 fast-pitch softball team for this
season. Tryouts will be today at
Abington Rec. Fields on Winola
Road, Clarks Summit. Registration
is at 12:30 p.m., tryouts begin at 1
p.m. Pre-register at impactpan-
thers16u@yahoo.com.
UPCOMING EVENTS/OTHER
Berwick High School Basketball
Team will be sponsoring a golf
tournament at the Berwick Golf
Club Saturday Sept. 8. The event
will start at 1 p.m. and the format
will be a 4-person scramble. In-
formation can be found at
www.berwickdawgs.com or you can
contact Coach Jason Kingery
394-7115 or Coach Bobby Calarco at
854-0196.
Good Life Golf Classic will be held
Aug. 31 at Sand Springs Country
Club. Proceeds from the tourna-
ment will go to benefit families of
children with muscular dystrophy.
Registration is at 8 a.m. the day of
the tournament and is $80 per
person or $320 per team. Register
online at crlgoodlife.org or call
480-658-7534
Crestwood Football Kick Off Tailgate
Party will be on Thursday, Aug. 30
at 6 p.m. at the high school foot-
ball field. Admission will be $6.
Come out and support the 2012
football team, the cheer leading
squad, and the high school march-
ing band.
Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of
St. Patrick will host its annual
Black Shamrock Open Sunday at
Blue Ridge Trail Golf Course. The
format of the tournament is cap-
tain and crew and the entry fee is
$75 per golfer. The event will kick
off with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. If
interested, call president Jimmy
Clancy at 881-4176 or any active
member of the G.P. Friendly Sons
Bulletin Board items will not be
accepted over the telephone. Items
may be faxed to 831-7319, emailed to
tlsports@timesleader.com or dropped
off at the Times Leader or mailed to
Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main
St., Wilkes-Barre, PA18711-0250.
BUL L E T I N BOARD
BASEBALL
Favorite Odds Underdog
American League
TIGERS 9.5 Angels
Yankees 9.5 INDIANS
ORIOLES 9.0 Blue Jays
RED SOX 9.5 Royals
WHITE SOX 9.5 Mariners
RANGERS 10.5 Twins
National League
Cards 8.5 REDS
METS 8.0 Astros
PIRATES 8.5 Brewers
PHILLIES 7.5 Nationals
Rockies NL CUBS
DODGERS 8.0 Marlins
D’BACKS 9.5 Padres
GIANTS 7.0 Braves
NOTE: There will be no over/under run total (which
wouldbetheovernight total) for all theChicagoCubs
homegames duetotheconstantly changingweather
reports at Wrigley Field. Please check with www.a-
mericasline.com for the latest Cubs run total on the
day of the game.
NFL Pre-Season
Favorite Points Underdog
BRONCOS 1 49ers
JETS 3 Panthers
College Football
Favorite Points Underdog
Thursday
S Carolina 7 VANDERBILT
C Florida 23.5 AKRON
BALL ST 3.5 E Michigan
s-Texas A&M 7 LA TECH
CONNECTICUT 25.5 Massachusetts
Ucla 16 RICE
BYU 13.5 Washington St
Minnesota 8 UNLV
S ALABAMA 6 Tx-S Antonio
Friday
a-Tennessee 4 Nc State
MICHIGAN ST 7 Boise St
STANFORD 25.5 San Jose St
Saturday
i-Notre Dame 16.5 Navy
W VIRGINIA 24 Marshall
PENN ST 6.5 Ohio U
Northwestern 1 SYRACUSE
OHIO ST 22.5 Miami-Ohio
ILLINOIS 9.5 W Michigan
Tulsa 1 IOWA ST
CALIFORNIA 11.5 Nevada
NEBRASKA 17.5 So Miss
BOSTON COLL 1 Miami-Fla
c-Iowa 6.5 No Illinois
d-Colorado 5.5 Colorado St
GEORGIA 37.5 Buffalo
FLORIDA 29 Bowling Green
TEXAS 28.5 Wyoming
HOUSTON 37.5 Texas St
a-Clemson 3 Auburn
USC 38.5 Hawaii
ar-Alabama 12 Michigan
Rutgers 17.5 TULANE
Oklahoma 30.5 UTEP
ARIZONA 10.5 Toledo
WASHINGTON 14.5 San Diego St
Troy 5.5 UAB
DUKE 4 Florida Int’l
LSU 43.5 N Texas
OREGON 35.5 Arkansas St
September 2
LOUISVILLE 4.5 Kentucky
BAYLOR 11 Smu
September 3
VA TECH 7.5 Ga Tech
AME RI C A’ S L I NE
BY ROXY ROXBOROUGH
BOXING REPORT: In the WBC/WBA super middleweight title fight on September 8
in Oakland, California, Andre Ward is -$300 vs. Chad Dawson at +$250. Follow
Eckstein on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vegasvigorish.
L O C A L
C A L E N D A R
TODAY'S EVENTS
No Events
MONDAY, AUG. 27
H.S. GIRLS TENNIS
Hanover Area at Wyoming Valley West
GAR at Coughlin
Dallas at Crestwood
Berwick at Pittston Area
MMI Prep at Tunkhannock
Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Area
Hazleton Area at Wyoming Seminary
W H A T ’ S O N T V
AUTO RACING
4 p.m.
NBCSN — IRL, IndyCar, Grand Prix of Sonoma, at
Sonoma, Calif.
11 p.m.
SPEED—FIAWorldRally, at St. Wendel, Germany
(same-day tape)
CYCLING
2 p.m.
NBCSN — U.S. Pro Challenge, final stage, at Den-
ver
4 p.m.
NBC — U.S. Pro Challenge, final stage, at Denver
GOLF
8 a.m.
TGC — European PGA Tour, Johnnie Walker
Championship, final round, at Perthshire, Scotland
Noon
TGC—PGATour, The Barclays, final round, at Far-
mingdale, N.Y.
2 p.m.
CBS—PGATour, The Barclays, final round, at Far-
mingdale, N.Y.
TGC — LPGA, Canadian Women’s Open, final
round, at Coquitlam, British Columbia
7 p.m.
TGC — Champions Tour, Boeing Classic, final
round, at Snoqualmie, Wash. (same-day tape)
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
11 a.m.
ESPN — World Series, third place game, teams
TBD, at South Williamsport, Pa.
3 p.m.
ABC — World Series, championship game, teams
TBD, at South Williamsport, Pa.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
1 p.m.
TBS — L.A. Angels at Detroit
WPIX – Houston at N.Y. Mets
YES – N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland
1:30 p.m.
ROOT — Milwaukee at Pittsburgh
WQMY – Washington at Philadelphia
2:10 p.m.
WGN — Colorado at Chicago Cubs
8 p.m.
ESPN — Atlanta at San Francisco
MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE
3 p.m.
ESPN2 — Playoffs, championship match, teams
TBD, at Boston
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
1:30 p.m.
SE2, WYLN — Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Lehigh
Valley
MOTORSPORTS
8 a.m.
SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, Czech
Grand Prix, at Brno, Czech Republic
3 p.m.
SPEED — MotoGP Moto2, Czech Grand Prix, at
Brno, Czech Republic (same-day tape)
4 p.m.
SPEED — FIM World Superbike, at Moscow
(same-day tape)
NFL FOOTBALL
7 a.m.
NFL — Preseason, Chicago at N.Y. Giants (tape)
10 a.m.
NFL — Preseason, Atlanta at Miami (tape)
1 p.m.
NFL — Preseason, New England at Tampa Bay
(tape)
4 p.m.
FOX — Preseason, San Francisco at Denver
8 p.m.
NBC — Preseason, Carolina at N.Y. Jets
11 p.m.
NFL — Preseason, Detroit at Oakland (tape)
2 a.m.
NFL — Preseason, Arizona at Tennessee (tape)
PREP FOOTBALL
Noon
ESPN2 — Alcoa (Tenn.) at Maryville (Tenn.)
3 p.m.
ESPN—University School (Fla.) vs. Trotwood-Ma-
dison (Ohio), at Kings Mills, Ohio
SAILING
2:30 p.m.
NBC — America’s Cup World Series, at San Fran-
cisco
SOCCER
7 p.m.
NBCSN — MLS, Dallas at Los Angeles
9 p.m.
ESPN2 — MLS, New York at Kansas City
2:55 a.m.
ESPN2 — FIFA, Under-20 Women’s World Cup,
pool play, United States vs. Germany, at Miyagi, Ja-
pan
SOFTBALL
7 p.m.
ESPN2 — Women’s Pro League, playoffs, cham-
pionship series, game 3, teams TBD (if necessary)
Copyright 2012 World Features Syndicate, Inc.
T R A N S A C T I O N S
BASEBALL
American League
BOSTON RED SOX—Traded RHP Josh Beckett,
1B Adrian Gonzalez, OF Carl Crawford, INF Nick
Punto and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers for 1B
James Loney, INF Ivan DeJesus, Jr., RHP Allen
Webster and two players to be named.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Waived CB Ashton
Youboty, WR Chastin West, QB Nathan Enderle,
LB Nate Bussey, RB DuJuan Harris, CB Mike
Holmes, OT Dan Hoch and LB Donovan Richard.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Waived G Bridger
Buche, RBDerrick Coleman, GGrant Cook, LBSo-
lomon Elimimian, DB Corey Gatewood, OT Levi
Horn, DEAnthony Jacobs, WRKamar Jorden, WR.
A.J. Love, LB Tyler Nielsen, DE Ernest Owusu, DT
Tydreke Powell, CB Chris Stroud, WRKerry Taylor
and WR Bryan Walters.
H A R N E S S
R A C I N G
SUNDAY'S POCONO DOWNS
ENTRIES
Post Time:6:30 PM
Mark Dudek is currently on vacation. The return
of On the Mark will coincide with his return
First nw1PM2yrCG $9,500 Pace
1. Dawson City (Ma Romano) 12-1
2. Tim’s Castoff (Th Jackson) 7-2
3. Rhythm In Art (Da Ingraham) 9-2
4. Rockaholic (Jo Pavia Jr) 5-2
5. Snoop (Mi Simons) 6-1
6. Ring Leda (Ho Parker) 8-1
7. A Bettor World (An McCarthy) 3-1
Second 5000CL $4,500 Pace
1. Forte Blue Chip (Ma Romano) 3-1
2. Skedaddle Hanover (Ho Parker) 2-1
3. Four Starz Pop Pop (Mi Simons) 5-1
4. Lifetime Louie (Jo Pavia Jr) 6-1
5. The Son Ofa Legend (Da Ingraham) 7-2
6. Pull The Tab (An Napolitano) 12-1
7. Cannae Barron (Th Jackson) 10-1
Third nw1PMLt CG $9,500 Trot
1. Pee Wee Hanover (Dr Chellis) 15-1
2. Sapelo (Jo Kakaley) 8-1
3. Follow My Ashes (Ji Raymer) 4-1
4. One More Kid (Ja Marshall III) 3-1
5. Radical Ridge (Ho Parker) 7-2
6. Megabar Lenny (Mi Simons) 9-2
7. Big Drama (Th Jackson) 6-1
8. May Day Mist (An Napolitano) 10-1
9. Explosive Fashion (Da Ingraham) 20-1
Fourth 5000CL $4,500 Pace
1. Matt’s Boy (Ma Romano) 12-1
2. Really Showing Off (Ma Kakaley) 5-1
3. Doodlebop (Th Jackson) 7-2
4. Big Gus (An Napolitano) 6-1
5. Logan M (Jo Pavia Jr) 8-1
6. Gladiare Grande (Mi Simons) 4-1
7. Thunder Seelster (Ge Napolitano Jr) 5-2
8. Johnny Walker (Ho Parker) 15-1
Fifth 12500CLHC $12,000 Trot
1. Bayside Volo (Ja Bartlett) 5-2
2. Woody Marvel (Er Carlson) 4-1
3. Fort Benning (Jo Pavia Jr) 5-1
4. Lost In The Fog (Ma Romano) 6-1
5. Bluebird Elian (Ma Kakaley) 12-1
6. Over Ruled (An Napolitano) 10-1
7. Master Begonia (Ge Napolitano Jr) 3-1
8. Sir Alex Z Tam (Th Jackson) 20-1
9. Zero Boundaries (Mi Simons) 15-1
Sixth nw13000L5 $15,000 Trot
1. Im The Cash Man (Ma Kakaley) 6-1
2. Hope Reins Supreme (Er Carlson) 9-2
3. Keystone Thomas (Da Bier) 3-1
4. Our Last Photo (Jo Pavia Jr) 4-1
5. Super Lotto (Ho Parker) 8-1
6. Live Jazz (Th Jackson) 7-2
7. Talladega Hanover (Ge Napolitano Jr) 15-1
8. Creme De Cocoa (Do Ackerman) 10-1
9. Miss Fidget (Mi Simons) 20-1
Seventh nw2PMLtCG $11,000 Pace
1. Uf Rockin Dragon (Th Jackson) 8-1
2. Mr Govianni Fra (Ma Kakaley) 7-2
3. High Stake Hanover (Da Bier) 9-2
4. Vavoomster (Ja Bartlett) 20-1
5. Newspeak (Er Carlson) 10-1
6. Mr Dennis (Mi Simons) 3-1
7. T’s Electric (Ho Parker) 4-1
8. Windmill Shark (Ma Romano) 15-1
9. Arc De Triumph (Ge Napolitano Jr) 6-1
Eighth nw13000L5 $15,000 Trot
1. Quit Smoking Now (Ja Bartlett) 9-2
2. Opinion Hanover (Ma Romano) 10-1
3. Mymomsablizzard (Er Carlson) 4-1
4. The Evictor (Mi Simons) 3-1
5. Definitely Mamie (Jo Pavia Jr) 5-1
6. Wingbat (Ma Kakaley) 12-1
7. Keepin The Chips (Ge Napolitano Jr) 7-2
8. Tactical Caviar (Ho Parker) 8-1
Ninth 7500CL $6,000 Pace
1. Night Call (Jo Pavia Jr) 6-1
2. Young And Foolish (An Napolitano) 10-1
3. Tattoo Hall (Ma Kakaley) 5-1
4. Heza Character (Ja Bartlett) 4-1
5. Kennairnmachmagic (Mi Simons) 15-1
6. Tyler’s Echo N (Er Carlson) 3-1
7. Kel’s Return (Ge Napolitano Jr) 5-2
8. Worthys Magic (Da Ingraham) 20-1
9. State Of The Union (Ho Parker) 12-1
Tenth nw25000L5 $21,000 Trot
1. Macho Lindy (Jo Pavia Jr) 20-1
2. Florida Mac Attack (An Napolitano) 8-1
3. Tagyoureit Hanover (Ge Napolitano Jr) 3-1
4. Imperial Count (Ho Parker) 4-1
5. Tui (Th Jackson) 7-2
6. Celebrity Playboy (Ma Kakaley) 9-2
7. M C Felix (Er Carlson) 10-1
8. Mystery Photo (Ja Bartlett) 6-1
9. Zitomira (Ja Ingrassia) 15-1
Eleventh 5000CL $4,500 Pace
1. Style Guy (Mi Simons) 10-1
2. Foxy Guy (Er Carlson) 9-2
3. Baffler (Ho Parker) 4-1
4. Absolutely Michael (Ja Bartlett) 3-1
5. Warrawee Iceman (Ge Napolitano Jr) 7-2
6. Satin Spider (Jo Kakaley) 12-1
7. Trickle Hanover (Jo Pavia Jr) 8-1
8. Third Day (Ma Kakaley) 5-1
Twelfth NW5600L5 $9,000 Trot
1. Aequitas (Ge Napolitano Jr) 4-1
2. Badboy Paparazzi A (Mi Simons) 3-1
3. Marion Monaco (Ma Kakaley) 15-1
4. Stretch Limo (Jo Pavia Jr) 8-1
5. Ride In Style (Th Jackson) 10-1
6. Benns Sure Thing (Ja Bartlett) 7-2
7. Showmeyourstuff (Er Carlson) 6-1
8. April Sunshine (An Napolitano) 9-2
9. Cameo Credit (Ho Parker) 20-1
Thirteenth nw1PM2yrCG $9,500 Pace
1. All Day Ray (Ma Kakaley) 3-1
2. Bettormeboy (Da Ingraham) 12-1
3. Caution Signs (Jo Pavia Jr) 6-1
4. Ralbar (Ge Napolitano Jr) 5-2
5. Keepcalmandcarryon (Ho Parker) 8-1
6. Card Knock Life (Er Carlson) 9-2
7. He Rocks The Moon (Ja Bartlett) 7-2
Fourteenth NW5600L5 $9,000 Trot
1. Justa Jersey Boy (Th Jackson) 4-1
2. Broadway Victory (Ho Parker) 9-2
3. Somolli Crown (Da Ingraham) 8-1
4. Fun N Pleasure (Jo Pavia Jr) 10-1
5. Che Hall (Mi Simons) 7-2
6. Paisley (Ma Kakaley) 12-1
7. Little Rooster (Ge Napolitano Jr) 3-1
8. Second Avenue (Er Carlson) 5-1
F I S H I N G
Catching Dreams at Harvey's
Lake Charity Bass Tournament
Aug. 19 Results
Robert Polishan and Joe Zombek
Cody Cutter and Travis Doty
Jon Kelley and Jonathan Kelley
Lunker Award
Shawn Kochorsla and Robert Vales
Aug. 22 Results
Joe Halesey 16
7
⁄8 inches, 2.50 lbs
Andy Nealon 16 ½ inches, 2.13 lbs.
Lori Mrochko 16 ½ inches, 2.00 lbs
Donnie Parsons III 16 ¼ inches, 1.94 lbs
Lynda Morris 15
3
⁄8 inches, 1.88 lbs
Top 10 Season Standings
Chris Ostrowski 15.13 lbs
Jim Lacomis 13.82 lbs
Joe Halesey 13.82 lbs
Larry Fetterhoof 13.45 lbs
Ed Mrochko 13.35 lbs
Lori Mrochko 13.21 lbs
Frank Slymock 13.09 lbs
Donnie Parsons III 12.93 lbs
Chuck Paypack 12.49 lbs
Any Nealson 12.35 lbs.
B A S E B A L L
Minor League Baseball
International League
North Division
W L Pct. GB
Yankees.................................. 79 56 .585 —
Lehigh Valley (Phillies).......... 72 63 .533 7
Pawtucket (Red Sox) ............. 71 63 .530 7
1
⁄2
Rochester (Twins).................. 67 67 .500 11
1
⁄2
Syracuse (Nationals) ............. 63 71 .470 15
1
⁄2
Buffalo (Mets) ......................... 62 72 .463 16
1
⁄2
South Division
W L Pct. GB
Charlotte (White Sox)............ 79 55 .590 —
Norfolk (Orioles)..................... 68 67 .504 11
1
⁄2
Durham (Rays) ....................... 63 72 .467 16
1
⁄2
Gwinnett (Braves) .................. 61 73 .455 18
West Division
W L Pct. GB
z-Indianapolis (Pirates).......... 81 53 .604 —
Columbus (Indians)................ 68 66 .507 13
Toledo (Tigers)....................... 57 78 .422 24
1
⁄2
Louisville (Reds) .................... 50 85 .370 31
1
⁄2
z-clinched playoff spot
Friday's Games
Gwinnett 6, Syracuse 0
Lehigh Valley 8, Rochester 1
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6, Buffalo 4
Durham 8, Norfolk 3
Toledo 14, Columbus 5
Indianapolis 4, Louisville 2
Charlotte 2, Pawtucket 1
Saturday's Games
Buffalo 5, Rochester 3
Lehigh Valley 9, Yankees 5
Syracuse 1, Gwinnet 0
Toledo 5, Louisville 1
Columbus at Indianapolis, late
Norfolk at Durham, late
Pawtucket at Charlotte, late
Today's Games
Rochester at Buffalo, 1:05 p.m., 1st game
Columbus at Indianapolis, 1:15 p.m.
Yankees at Lehigh Valley, 1:35 p.m.
Pawtucket at Charlotte, 2:15 p.m.
Rochester at Buffalo, 3:35 p.m., 2nd game
Norfolk at Durham, 5:05 p.m.
Syracuse at Gwinnett, 5:05 p.m.
Louisville at Toledo, 6 p.m.
Eastern League
Eastern Division
W L Pct. GB
Trenton (Yankees)................... 75 57 .568 —
Reading (Phillies) .................... 70 62 .530 5
New Britain (Twins) ................. 68 64 .515 7
Portland (Red Sox).................. 65 66 .496 9
1
⁄2
Binghamton (Mets).................. 63 69 .477 12
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)... 56 76 .424 19
Western Division
W L Pct. GB
Akron (Indians) ....................... 76 55 .580 —
Bowie (Orioles)....................... 71 61 .538 5
1
⁄2
Richmond (Giants) ................. 67 65 .508 9
1
⁄2
Altoona (Pirates)..................... 63 68 .481 13
Harrisburg (Nationals) ........... 61 71 .462 15
1
⁄2
Erie (Tigers) ............................ 55 76 .420 21
Friday's Games
Richmond 2, Altoona 1
Portland 4, Binghamton 3
Trenton 6, Akron 1
Bowie 6, Harrisburg 3
New Hampshire 5, New Britain 2
Reading 6, Erie 2
Saturday's Games
Binghamton 5, Portland 1
Bowie 5, Harrisburg 4
Reading 2, Erie 1
Akron 4, Trenton 3
Richmond at Altoona, late
New Britain at New Hampshire, late
Today's Games
Binghamton at Portland, 1 p.m.
Trenton at Akron, 1:05 p.m.
New Britain at New Hampshire, 1:35 p.m.
Harrisburg at Bowie, 2:05 p.m.
Richmond at Altoona, 6 p.m.
Erie at Reading, 6:05 p.m.
F O O T B A L L
National Football League
Preseason Glance
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
.........................................W L T Pct PF PA
New England ................. 1 2 0 .333 52 63
Buffalo ............................ 0 2 0 .000 20 43
N.Y. Jets......................... 0 2 0 .000 9 43
Miami .............................. 0 3 0 .000 30 66
South
.....................................W L T Pct PF PA
Houston ...................... 2 0 0 1.000 46 22
Jacksonville................ 2 1 0 .667 76 103
Tennessee ................. 2 1 0 .667 79 61
Indianapolis................ 1 1 0 .500 62 29
North
.........................................W L T Pct PF PA
Baltimore ........................ 2 1 0 .667 91 61
Cincinnati........................ 2 1 0 .667 54 52
Cleveland ....................... 2 1 0 .667 64 54
Pittsburgh....................... 1 1 0 .500 49 48
West
......................................W L T Pct PF PA
San Diego.................... 3 0 0 1.000 61 43
Denver.......................... 1 1 0 .500 41 33
Kansas City.................. 1 2 0 .333 58 92
Oakland........................ 0 2 0 .000 27 34
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
......................................W L T Pct PF PA
Philadelphia................. 3 0 0 1.000 78 50
Dallas ........................... 1 1 0 .500 23 28
Washington ................. 1 1 0 .500 38 39
N.Y. Giants .................. 1 2 0 .333 74 55
South
.........................................W L T Pct PF PA
Tampa Bay ..................... 2 1 0 .667 57 65
Carolina.......................... 1 1 0 .500 36 43
Atlanta............................. 1 2 0 .333 59 61
New Orleans.................. 1 2 0 .333 47 44
North
.........................................W L T Pct PF PA
Chicago.......................... 2 1 0 .667 56 79
Detroit ............................. 1 1 0 .500 44 31
Green Bay ...................... 1 2 0 .333 50 69
Minnesota ...................... 1 2 0 .333 52 43
West
....................................W L T Pct PF PA
Seattle........................ 3 0 0 1.000 101 41
San Francisco........... 1 1 0 .500 26 26
St. Louis .................... 1 1 0 .500 34 55
Arizona...................... 1 3 0 .250 85 103
Thursday's Games
Green Bay 27, Cincinnati 13
Baltimore 48, Jacksonville 17
Tennessee 32, Arizona 27
Friday's Games
Tampa Bay 30, New England 28
Philadelphia 27, Cleveland 10
Atlanta 23, Miami 6
San Diego 12, Minnesota 10
Seattle 44, Kansas City 14
Chicago 20, N.Y. Giants 17
Saturday's Games
Washington 30, Indianapolis 17
Detroit at Oakland, late
Pittsburgh at Buffalo, late
Houston at New Orleans, late
St. Louis at Dallas, late
Today's Games
San Francisco at Denver, 4 p.m.
Carolina at N.Y. Jets, 8 p.m.
B A S K E T B A L L
Women's National Basketball
Association
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
W L Pct GB
Connecticut .................. 17 5 .773 —
Indiana .......................... 13 8 .619 3
1
⁄2
Atlanta........................... 12 11 .522 5
1
⁄2
New York...................... 9 13 .409 8
Chicago......................... 8 14 .364 9
Washington.................. 5 18 .217 12
1
⁄2
WESTERN CONFERENCE
W L Pct GB
x-Minnesota................... 18 4 .818 —
x-Los Angeles ............... 18 6 .750 1
San Antonio ................... 16 6 .727 2
Seattle............................. 10 13 .435 8
1
⁄2
Phoenix .......................... 4 18 .182 14
Tulsa............................... 4 18 .182 14
x-clinched playoff spot
Friday's Games
Atlanta 81, Washington 69
Tulsa 81, Chicago 78, OT
Saturday's Games
Minnesota 84, Atlanta 74
San Antonio 91, Tulsa 71
Indiana at Phoenix, late
New York at Los Angeles, late
Today's Games
Chicago at Connecticut, 5 p.m.
New York at Seattle, 9 p.m.
S O C C E R
Major League Soccer
EASTERN CONFERENCE
....................................... W L T Pts GF GA
Sporting Kansas City..14 7 4 46 31 22
New York......................13 7 5 44 43 36
Houston........................11 6 8 41 37 29
Chicago ........................12 8 5 41 32 30
D.C. ...............................12 9 4 40 41 35
Montreal .......................12 13 3 39 42 44
Columbus..................... 9 8 6 33 25 25
Philadelphia................. 7 12 4 25 24 28
New England ............... 6 13 5 23 27 31
Toronto FC................... 5 15 5 20 28 45
WESTERN CONFERENCE
....................................... W L T Pts GF GA
San Jose.......................14 6 5 47 48 32
Real Salt Lake.............13 10 4 43 37 32
Seattle...........................11 6 7 40 34 24
Los Angeles.................11 11 4 37 44 40
Vancouver ....................10 9 7 37 28 33
FC Dallas ..................... 8 11 8 32 33 35
Chivas USA ................. 7 9 6 27 15 26
Colorado....................... 8 15 2 26 32 36
Portland ........................ 5 13 6 21 24 42
NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.
Wednesday's Games
Columbus 2, Toronto FC1
D.C. United 4, Chicago 2
Friday's Games
Philadelphia 0, Real Salt Lake 0, tie
Saturday's Games
Montreal 3, D.C. United 0
Columbus 4, New England 3.
Toronto FC at Houston, late
Vancouver at Portland, late
Seattle FC at Chivas USA, late
Colorado at San Jose, late
Today's Games
FC Dallas at Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
New York at Sporting Kansas City, 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 29
Columbus at Philadelphia, 8 p.m.
Chivas USA at New England, 8 p.m.
New York at D.C. United, 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 31
Colorado at Portland, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 1
Montreal at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto FC at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.
D.C. United at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m.
Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 2
Seattle FC at FC Dallas, 7 p.m.
Houston at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Chivas USA at San Jose, 9 p.m.
B O X I N G
Fight Schedule
Aug. 25
At 02World, Berlin, Robert Stieglitz vs. Arthur Abra-
ham, 12, for Stieglitz’s WBO super middleweight ti-
tle.
Sept. 1
At Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany,
Felix Sturm vs. Daniel Geale, 12, for Sturm’s WBA
Super World middleweight title and Geale’s IBF
middleweight title.
At Turning Point Casino, Verona, N.Y. (HBO), Gen-
nady Golovkin vs. Grzegorz Proksa, 12, for Golov-
kin’s WBA World and IBO middleweight titles;Ser-
giy Dzinziruk vs. Jonathan Gonzalez, 10, junior mid-
dleweights.
Sept. 8
At SC Olimpiyski Arena, Moscow, Vitali Klitschko
vs. Manuel Carr, 12, for Klitschko’s WBC heavy-
weight title.
At Prudential Center, Newark, N.J., Tomasz Ada-
mek vs. Travis Walker, 12, heavyweights;Steve
Cunningham vs. Jason Gavern, 10, heavyweights.
At Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif. (HBO), Andre
Ward vs. Chad Dawson, 12, for Ward’s WBC-WBA
Super World super middleweight titles;Antonio De-
Marco vs. John Molina, 12, for DeMarco’s WBC
lightweight title.
At The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel &Casino, Las Vegas
(SHO), Randall Bailey vs. Devon Alexander, 12, for
Bailey’s IBF welterweight title.
Sept. 14
At Harrahs, Chester, Pa., Victor Vasquez vs. Naim
Nelson, 10, for the Pennsylvania State lightweight
title.
Sept. 15
At Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas (PPV), Ser-
gioMartinez vs. JulioCesar Chavez Jr., 12, for Cha-
vez’s WBC middleweight title;Rocky Martinez vs.
Miguel Beltran, 12, for the vacant WBO junior light-
weight title;MatthewMacklinvs. JoachimAlcine, 10,
middleweights.
At MGMGrand, Las Vegas (SHO), Canelo Alvarez,
vs. Josesito Lopez, 12, for Alvarez’s WBC super
welterweight title;Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Daniel
Ponce De Leon, 12, for Gonzalez’s WBC feather-
weight title;Marcos Maidana vs. Jesus Soto Ka-
rass, 12, junior middleweights.
C M Y K
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➛ B A S E B A L L
SAN FRANCISCO — Jason
Heyward hit a three-run
homer and the Atlanta Braves
snapped the San Francisco
Giants’ five-game winning
streak with a 7-3 victory on
Saturday.
Michael Bourn had two hits
and two RBIs for the Braves,
who had lost six of seven.
Reed Johnson and Martin
Prado each drove in a run.
Atlanta left-hander Mike
Minor (7-10) gave up three
runs and four hits in 6 2-3
innings. He also doubled,
walked and scored twice.
Minor was 1-4 with a 2.22
ERA in his previous seven
starts.
Reds 8, Cardinals 2
CINCINNATI — Brandon
Phillips hit his first home run
in August, Mike Leake pitched
effectively into the seventh
inning and the Reds strength-
ened their hold on the top
spot in the NL Central.
Phillips and Ryan Ludwick
had three hits apiece and Jay
Bruce added a two-run homer
as Cincinnati regained a seven-
game lead over second-place
St. Louis, which rallied to win
the series opener 8-5 on Friday
night.
Mets 3, Astros 1
NEW YORK — R.A. Dickey
helped his own cause for his
16th victory, driving in a run
with an infield single and
pitching seven solid innings to
help the Mets stop a six-game
skid.
Justin Turner hit his first
homer of the season and Jason
Bay snapped an 0-for-14 slump
with an RBI single in the
eighth that ended a stretch of
offensive futility for the Mets.
Rockies 4, Cubs 3
CHICAGO — Carlos Gon-
zalez used his speed to beat
out a potential double-play
ball in the seventh inning and
drive in the go-ahead run in
the Rockies’ victory.
Phillies 4, Nationals 2
PHILADELPHIA — Roy
Halladay outpitched Gio Gon-
zalez with seven solid innings
and John Mayberry Jr. home-
red to lead the Philadelphia
Phillies to a victory over the
Washington Nationals.
Halladay (8-7) allowed two
runs and seven hits, struck out
six and walked one. The right-
hander, who missed 42 games
with a strained muscle, is 4-1
with a 2.75 ERA in his last
five starts.
Pirates 4, Brewers 0
PITTSBURGH — Jeff Kar-
stens pitched seven-plus in-
nings before leaving with an
injury and the Pittsburgh Pi-
rates snapped a four-game
losing streak with a win over
the Milwaukee Brewers.
N AT I O N A L L E A G U E R O U N D U P
AP PHOTO
The Braves’ Mike Minor, right, is greeted by Martin Prado, left,
after scoring the Braves’ fourth run in the seventh inning
against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco Saturday .
Heyward’s homer
stops Giants streak
The Associated Press
CLEVELAND — Justin
Masterson handled New York’s
power-packed lineup for 6 2-3
innings and Michael Brantley
hit a three-run homer as the
Cleveland Indians snapped a
nine-game skid with a 3-1 win
over the Yankees on Saturday
night.
It’s the second time this
month that Masterson (10-11)
has busted a long losing streak
for the Indians. On Aug. 8, he
beat Minnesota and stopped
Cleveland’s 11-game slide, one
loss shy of the club record.
Brantley homered in the first
inning off Hiroki Kuroda
(12-9), and the Indians, who
were in playoff contention in
late July, held on to win for
just the fifth time in 27 games.
Cleveland is 5-18 in August.
Athletics 4, Rays 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —
Brandon McCarthy pitched
seven solid innings and the
Oakland Athletics beat the
Tampa Bay Rays.
McCarthy (7-5) allowed two
runs and four hits while im-
proving to 9-0, including three
wins this season, against AL
East teams over 14 starts since
2009.
Chris Carter and Seth Smith
homered for the Athletics, who
took two of three from Tampa
Bay and moved within a half-
game of the AL wild card-
leading Rays. Oakland has won
eight of 10 to go a season-high
12 games over .500.
After Sean Doolittle struck
out two during a perfect
eighth, Grant Balfour got the
final three outs for his 14th
save.
Rangers 9, Twins 3
ARLINGTON, Texas — Ian
Kinsler hit a leadoff home run
and Mitch Moreland launched
a 463-foot shot, sending Ryan
Dempster and the Texas Rang-
ers past the Minnesota Twins
for their fourth straight win.
Kinsler homered in the first,
hit a bases-loaded triple in the
third inning that made it 9-0
and also singled.
Dempster allowed two runs
in six innings and improved to
3-1 since he was acquired from
the Cubs on July 31. He was
5-5 with Chicago.
Tigers 5, Angels 3
DETROIT — Jhonny Peralta
hit a two-run double, part of a
three-run eighth inning that
sent the Detroit Tigers to a
victory over the Los Angeles
Angels.
The Tigers trailed 3-0 before
scoring twice in the sixth and
taking the lead in their last
at-bat. With men on first and
third, Peralta hit a line drive
just fair down the left-field line
off Garrett Richards (3-3). Alex
Avila then added an RBI sin-
gle.
Orioles 8, Blue Jays 2
BALTIMORE — J.J. Hardy
homered and scored three
runs, rookie Steve Johnson
allowed four hits over six in-
nings and the Baltimore
Orioles beat the Toronto Blue
Jays 8-2 Saturday night to
equal their win total of last
season.
A M E R I C A N L E A G U E R O U N D U P
Tribe stops 9-game skid
The Associated Press
STANDINGS/STATS
S T A N D I N G S
All Times EDT
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
New York ....................................... 73 53 .579 — — 4-6 L-1 39-24 34-29
Tampa Bay..................................... 70 57 .551 3
1
⁄2 — 7-3 L-2 35-30 35-27
Baltimore........................................ 69 57 .548 4 — 6-4 W-2 34-29 35-28
Boston............................................ 60 66 .476 13 9 3-7 W-1 30-37 30-29
Toronto........................................... 56 70 .444 17 13 1-9 L-7 31-30 25-40
Central Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Chicago.......................................... 69 55 .556 — — 7-3 W-4 36-26 33-29
Detroit............................................. 68 58 .540 2 1 7-3 W-1 38-26 30-32
Kansas City ................................... 55 69 .444 14 13 6-4 L-2 26-33 29-36
Cleveland....................................... 55 71 .437 15 14 1-9 W-1 31-30 24-41
Minnesota...................................... 51 75 .405 19 18 1-9 L-5 24-37 27-38
West Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Texas ............................................. 75 51 .595 — — 8-2 W-4 41-23 34-28
Oakland.......................................... 69 57 .548 6 — 8-2 W-2 39-27 30-30
Los Angeles .................................. 66 61 .520 9
1
⁄2 3
1
⁄2 5-5 L-1 33-29 33-32
Seattle ............................................ 61 65 .484 14 8 8-2 L-1 33-30 28-35
NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Washington.................................. 77 49 .611 — — 5-5 L-3 36-24 41-25
Atlanta........................................... 72 55 .567 5
1
⁄2 — 4-6 W-1 36-29 36-26
Philadelphia................................. 60 67 .472 17
1
⁄2 9
1
⁄2 6-4 W-3 30-35 30-32
New York...................................... 58 69 .457 19
1
⁄2 11
1
⁄2 3-7 W-1 29-35 29-34
Miami ............................................ 57 70 .449 20
1
⁄2 12
1
⁄2 5-5 L-3 29-31 28-39
Central Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Cincinnati...................................... 77 51 .602 — — 6-4 W-1 42-23 35-28
St. Louis ....................................... 69 57 .548 7 — 6-4 L-1 40-26 29-31
Pittsburgh..................................... 68 58 .540 8 1 4-6 W-1 38-24 30-34
Milwaukee .................................... 58 67 .464 17
1
⁄2 10
1
⁄2 6-4 L-1 38-28 20-39
Chicago ........................................ 48 77 .384 27
1
⁄2 20
1
⁄2 3-7 L-1 31-29 17-48
Houston........................................ 40 87 .315 36
1
⁄2 29
1
⁄2 2-8 L-1 27-35 13-52
West Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
San Francisco ............................... 71 56 .559 — — 7-3 L-1 37-27 34-29
Los Angeles .................................. 68 58 .540 2
1
⁄2 1 5-5 W-1 34-28 34-30
Arizona........................................... 64 62 .508 6
1
⁄2 5 6-4 L-1 33-29 31-33
San Diego...................................... 57 70 .449 14 12
1
⁄2 5-5 W-5 31-32 26-38
Colorado........................................ 51 74 .408 19 17
1
⁄2 7-3 W-1 26-39 25-35
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Friday's Games
L.A. Angels 2, Detroit 1
N.Y. Yankees 3, Cleveland 1
Baltimore 6, Toronto 4
Boston 4, Kansas City 3
Oakland 5, Tampa Bay 4
Texas 8, Minnesota 0
Chicago White Sox 9, Seattle 8
Saturday's Games
Oakland 4, Tampa Bay 2
Texas 9, Minnesota 3
Detroit 5, L.A. Angels 3
Cleveland 3, N.Y. Yankees 1
Baltimore 8, Toronto 2
Kansas City at Boston, (n)
Seattle at Chicago White Sox, (n)
Sunday's Games
L.A. Angels (E.Santana 7-10) at Detroit (Scherzer
13-6), 1:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 7-5) at Cleveland (Jimenez
9-12), 1:05 p.m.
Kansas City (W.Smith 4-5) at Boston (Doubront
10-6), 1:35 p.m.
Toronto (H.Alvarez 7-11) at Baltimore (Tillman 6-2),
1:35 p.m.
Seattle(Millwood4-10) at ChicagoWhiteSox (Floyd
9-9), 2:10 p.m.
Minnesota (De Vries 2-5) at Texas (Feldman 6-9),
3:05 p.m.
Monday's Games
Kansas City at Boston, 1:35 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
Oakland at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.
Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Texas, 8:05 p.m.
Seattle at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Friday's Games
Chicago Cubs 5, Colorado 3
Milwaukee 6, Pittsburgh 5
Philadelphia 4, Washington 2
Houston 3, N.Y. Mets 1
St. Louis 8, Cincinnati 5
San Diego 5, Arizona 0
L.A. Dodgers 11, Miami 4
San Francisco 5, Atlanta 3
Saturday's Games
Colorado 4, Chicago Cubs 3
N.Y. Mets 3, Houston 1
Atlanta 7, San Francisco 3
Cincinnati 8, St. Louis 2
Pittsburgh 4, Milwaukee 0
Philadelphia 4, Washington 2
San Diego at Arizona, (n)
Miami at L.A. Dodgers, (n)
Sunday's Games
Houston (Harrell 10-9) at N.Y. Mets (Hefner 2-5),
1:10 p.m.
St. Louis (Wainwright 12-10) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey
10-8), 1:10 p.m.
Milwaukee (M.Rogers 1-1) at Pittsburgh (Bedard
7-13), 1:35 p.m.
Washington (Zimmermann 9-7) at Philadelphia
(Cl.Lee 2-7), 1:35 p.m.
Colorado (Chacin 1-3) at Chicago Cubs (Volstad
0-9), 2:20 p.m.
Miami (Buehrle11-11) at L.A. Dodgers (Harang 9-7),
4:10 p.m.
San Diego (Volquez 8-9) at Arizona (J.Saunders
6-10), 4:10 p.m.
Atlanta (T.Hudson 12-4) at San Francisco (Lince-
cum 7-13), 8:05 p.m.
Monday's Games
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.
Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.
Cincinnati at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.
Atlanta at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.
Pete Orr doubled, Susdorf
walked and Overbeck belted a
two-run double in the fifth inning
as Lehigh Valley’s lead grew to
7-4.
Two innings later, the IronPigs
added their final two runs when
Mitchell and Sebastian Valle de-
livered sacrifice flies to put the
game out of Scranton/Wilkes-
Barre’s reach.
Early on, it appeared the Yan-
kees were set to score a victory
and move to the brink of a divi-
sion-clinching celebration.
Chris Dickerson tried to get
the party started when the
slammed a double to start the
game.
Corban Joseph followed with a
single and Eduardo Nunez beat
out an infield hit to score Dicker-
son with the game’s first run. Jo-
seph came home a little later
when Brandon Laird blooped an
RBI single off the glove of first
baseman Overbeck for a 2-0
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre advan-
tage.
The IronPigs got a run back in
the bottom of the first when Sus-
dorf drewa bases-loaded walk off
Yankees starter and former big
leaguer Ramon Ortiz.
But Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
put two more up against Hol-
lands in the second inning, when
Ronnier Mustelier and Austin
Romine delivered back-to-back
RBI singles to give the Yankees a
4-1 lead.
That’s when the IronPigs said
enoughwas enough, andthe Yan-
kees didn’t score again until Ro-
mine lofteda sacrifice fly to score
Joseph in the ninth inning.
“It was early in the game,”
Sandberg said of facing a quick
deficit against Scranton/Wilkes-
Barre’s hot ballclub. “We got
baserunners and all of a sudden
we were rallying ourselves. The
guys came right back.”
The Yankees still have more
than enough opportunity to wrap
up the IL North this week.
They face the IronPigs four
more times at Coca-Cola Park,
beginning with today’s 1:30 p.m.
game when Lehigh Valley’s Jo-
nathan Pettibone will put his 4-1
record and 1.69 ERA against
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Justin
Thomas (1-1, 3.56).
Yankees Lehigh Valley
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Dickerson rf 4 2 1 0 Hudson lf 5 1 1 0
Joseph c 3 2 1 0 Hrnandz 2b 5 0 1 0
Nunez dh 5 1 3 1 Orr 3b 5 1 1 0
Mustelier lf 5 0 1 1 Pridie rf 2 1 1 0
Romine c 2 0 1 2 Spidale rf 1 1 1 0
Laird 1b 5 0 2 1 Susdorf dh 2 3 2 1
Mesa cf 4 0 0 0 Overbck 1b 3 1 2 3
Russo 3b 4 0 0 0 Mitchell cf 3 1 2 4
Pena ss 4 0 1 0 Calle c 3 0 0 1
Blanco ss 3 0 0 0
Totals 36 510 5 Totals 32 911 9
Yankees............................... 220 000 001 — 5
Lehigh Valley...................... 104 020 20x — 9
LOB – Yankees 10, Lehigh Valley 6 2B – Dick-
erson (24), Laird (31), Orr (12), Overbeck (27) HR–
Mitchell (7)
IP H R ER BB SO
Yankees
Ortiz (L, 12-6) ........... 4.1 8 7 7 4 5
Perez ......................... 1.2 3 2 2 1 3
Whitley....................... 2.0 0 0 0 0 1
Lehigh Valley
Hollands .................... 4.0 7 4 4 2 6
Morillo (W, 1-0) ........ 2.0 1 0 0 2 3
Ramirez (H, 4).......... 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Diekman.................... 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
DeFratus.................... 1.0 1 1 1 1 1
YANKEES
Continued fromPage 1C
N A T I O N A L
L E A G U E
Phillies 4, Nationals 2
Washington Philadelphia
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Lmrdzz 2b 4 0 1 2 Rollins ss 2 1 1 0
Harper cf 4 0 1 0 Frndsn 3b 3 1 1 0
Zmrmn 3b 4 0 0 0 Utley 2b 3 1 1 1
LaRoch 1b 4 0 0 0 Howard 1b 4 0 0 0
Werth rf 4 0 1 0 Mayrry cf 3 1 2 3
Berndn lf 3 0 1 0 Kratz c 4 0 1 0
Espinos ss 4 1 2 0 Pierre lf 3 0 0 0
KSuzuk c 2 1 1 0 Wggntn ph 1 0 0 0
GGnzlz p 2 0 0 0 Papeln p 0 0 0 0
Tracy ph 1 0 0 0 Mrtnz rf 3 0 0 0
Matths p 0 0 0 0 Hallady p 2 0 0 0
SBurntt p 0 0 0 0 DBrwn ph 1 0 0 0
Bastrd p 0 0 0 0
L.Nix lf 0 0 0 0
Totals 32 2 7 2 Totals 29 4 6 4
Washington ....................... 000 020 000 — 2
Philadelphia....................... 200 001 01x — 4
DP—Philadelphia 1. LOB—Washington 5, Phila-
delphia 6. HR—Mayberry (12). SB—Bernadina
(14), Rollins (23), Utley 2 (6). S—K.Suzuki. SF—
Mayberry.
IP H R ER BB SO
Washington
G.Gonzalez L,16-7. 6 5 3 3 2 7
Mattheus................... 1 0 0 0 0 2
S.Burnett .................. 1 1 1 1 0 2
Philadelphia
Halladay W,8-7........ 7 7 2 2 1 6
Bastardo H,20 ......... 1 0 0 0 0 3
Papelbon S,29-32... 1 0 0 0 0 2
HBP—by S.Burnett (Utley), by G.Gonzalez (Frand-
sen). WP—S.Burnett.
Umpires—Home, Manny Gonzalez;First, Lance
Barksdale;Second, Gerry Davis;Third, Phil Cuzzi.
T—2:40. A—44,256 (43,651).
Mets 3, Astros 1
Houston New York
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Altuve 2b 4 0 0 0 AnTrrs cf 4 0 2 0
FMrtnz lf 4 0 1 0 Tejada ss 3 0 0 0
Wallac 1b 4 0 0 0 DWrght 3b 3 0 0 0
SMoore 3b 3 1 0 0 Hairstn rf 3 1 1 0
Greene ss 4 0 1 0
JuTrnr
1b-2b 3 1 1 1
JCastro c 3 0 1 0 RCeden 2b 3 1 1 0
BBarns cf 2 0 1 0
I.Davis
ph-1b 1 0 1 0
Bogsvc rf 3 0 1 0 Bay lf 3 0 1 1
Ambriz p 0 0 0 0 Thole c 4 0 0 0
FRdrgz p 0 0 0 0 Dickey p 2 0 1 1
XCeden p 0 0 0 0 Vldspn ph 0 0 0 0
Abad p 1 0 0 0 Rauch p 0 0 0 0
Pearce ph 1 0 0 0 Edgin p 0 0 0 0
Storey p 0 0 0 0 DnMrp ph 1 0 0 0
BFrncs rf 1 0 0 0 Frncsc p 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 1 5 0 Totals 30 3 8 3
Houston.............................. 000 000 100 — 1
New York ........................... 000 101 01x — 3
DP—Houston 1, New York 2. LOB—Houston 4,
New York 9. HR—Ju.Turner (1).
IP H R ER BB SO
Houston
Abad L,0-1 ............... 4 4 1 1 4 2
Storey....................... 2 1 1 1 0 1
Ambriz....................... 1 0 0 0 1 2
Fe.Rodriguez...........
1
⁄3 1 1 1 0 1
X.Cedeno.................
2
⁄3 2 0 0 0 1
New York
Dickey W,16-4......... 7 5 1 1 1 2
Rauch H,14..............
2
⁄3 0 0 0 0 0
Edgin H,3.................
1
⁄3 0 0 0 0 0
F.Francisco
S,21-24..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1
HBP—by Abad (Ju.Turner), by Dickey (S.Moore).
WP—Dickey. PB—J.Castro.
Umpires—Home, Chad Fairchild;First, David
Rackley;Second, Tom Hallion;Third, Brian O’Nora.
T—2:47. A—29,906 (41,922).
Rockies 4, Cubs 3
Colorado Chicago
ab r h bi ab r h bi
LeMahi 2b 4 1 0 0 DeJess rf 4 0 0 0
Pachec 1b 4 0 2 0 Vitters 3b 4 0 0 0
CGnzlz lf 3 0 0 1 Rizzo 1b 4 0 1 0
WRosr c 4 0 1 0 ASorin lf 4 1 1 0
ABrwn rf 4 1 1 1 SCastro ss 4 0 1 0
Blckmn rf 0 0 0 0 WCastll c 3 1 0 0
Nelson 3b 4 0 1 0 BJcksn cf 3 1 2 2
Colvin cf 3 0 0 0 Barney 2b 3 0 0 0
JHerrr ss 4 1 1 0 Raley p 2 0 0 0
White p 1 0 0 0 Corpas p 0 0 0 0
Rutledg ph 1 1 1 2 Hinshw p 0 0 0 0
CTorrs p 1 0 1 0 AlCarr p 0 0 0 0
Brothrs p 0 0 0 0 Mather ph 1 0 1 0
WHarrs p 0 0 0 0 Camp p 0 0 0 0
Fowler ph 1 0 0 0 Russell p 0 0 0 0
RBtncr p 0 0 0 0
Totals 34 4 8 4 Totals 32 3 6 2
Colorado ............................ 000 021 100 — 4
Chicago.............................. 000 300 000 — 3
E—Nelson (9). DP—Chicago1. LOB—Colorado 6,
Chicago 4. 2B—B.Jackson (3). HR—A.Brown (1),
Rutledge (7), B.Jackson (3). CS—S.Castro (11),
Mather (2).
IP H R ER BB SO
Colorado
White ........................ 4 5 3 2 1 4
C.Torres W,3-1 ....... 2
1
⁄3 1 0 0 1 2
Brothers H,13.......... 1
1
⁄3 0 0 0 0 1
W.Harris H,3............
1
⁄3 0 0 0 0 0
R.Betancourt
S,26-31..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1
Chicago
Raley ........................ 5 5 2 2 3 4
Corpas L,0-1
BS,2-2 ...................... 1
1
⁄3 3 2 2 0 2
Hinshaw....................
1
⁄3 0 0 0 0 0
Al.Cabrera ...............
1
⁄3 0 0 0 0 0
Camp........................ 1 0 0 0 0 1
Russell ..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1
WP—Al.Cabrera.
Umpires—Home, Ron Kulpa;First, Derryl Cousins-
;Second, Mike Muchlinski;Third, Alan Porter.
T—3:00. A—35,296 (41,009).
Pirates 4,
Brewers 0
Milwaukee Pittsburgh
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Aoki rf 4 0 1 0 Tabata lf 3 1 1 1
RWeks 2b 4 0 0 0 GSnchz 1b 1 0 0 0
Braun lf 4 0 0 0 Snider rf-lf 4 0 1 1
ArRmr 3b 4 0 3 0 AMcCt cf 4 0 0 0
Hart 1b 4 0 0 0
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1b-rf 4 0 1 0
Mldnd c 4 0 1 0 Walker 2b 4 1 0 0
CGomz cf 3 0 0 0 PAlvrz 3b 3 0 2 0
LHrndz p 0 0 0 0 McKnr c 2 1 1 1
Lucroy ph 0 0 0 0 Barmes ss 3 0 0 0
Bianchi ss 4 0 2 0 Karstns p 3 1 1 1
Marcm p 1 0 0 0 Watson p 0 0 0 0
Ishikaw ph 1 0 1 0 Grilli p 0 0 0 0
Veras p 0 0 0 0 Hanrhn p 0 0 0 0
Morgan cf 2 0 1 0
Totals 35 0 9 0 Totals 31 4 7 4
Milwaukee.......................... 000 000 000 — 0
Pittsburgh .......................... 000 040 00x — 4
E—C.Gomez (5), Bianchi (1). DP—Pittsburgh 1.
LOB—Milwaukee 9, Pittsburgh 4. 2B—Ar.Ramirez
(42), Tabata (16), P.Alvarez (19), McKenry (11).
CS—A.McCutchen (10).
IP H R ER BB SO
Milwaukee
Marcum L,5-4.......... 5 5 4 0 1 5
Veras ........................ 1 2 0 0 0 2
Li.Hernandez........... 2 0 0 0 0 3
Pittsburgh
Karstens W,5-3....... 7 7 0 0 0 4
Watson H,14............
1
⁄3 0 0 0 0 0
Grilli H,28.................
2
⁄3 0 0 0 0 1
Hanrahan.................. 1 2 0 0 1 1
Karstens pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
Umpires—Home, DougEddings;First, KerwinDan-
ley;Second, Paul Nauert;Third, Dana DeMuth.
T—2:48. A—37,460 (38,362).
Braves 7,
Giants 3
Atlanta San Francisco
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Bourn cf 4 0 2 2 Pagan cf 4 0 0 0
Prado 3b 3 1 2 1 Scutaro 2b 4 0 1 0
Heywrd rf 4 1 1 3 Sandovl 3b 4 0 0 0
FFrmn 1b 5 1 1 0 Posey c 4 1 1 0
D.Ross c 5 0 1 0 Pence rf 3 1 0 0
RJhnsn lf 4 0 2 1 Arias ss 4 0 1 0
Uggla 2b 4 1 0 0 Belt 1b 3 1 1 1
Janish ss 5 1 1 0 FPegur lf 2 0 0 0
Minor p 2 2 1 0 GBlanc ph-lf 1 0 1 2
Durbin p 0 0 0 0 Bmgrn p 2 0 0 0
Hinske ph 0 0 0 0 Kontos p 0 0 0 0
Pstrnck ph 1 0 0 0 Mijares p 0 0 0 0
OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 Theriot ph 1 0 0 0
Kimrel p 0 0 0 0 Hensly p 0 0 0 0
Affeldt p 0 0 0 0
Hacker p 0 0 0 0
Totals 37 711 7 Totals 32 3 5 3
Atlanta ................................ 003 000 121 — 7
San Francisco.................... 000 010 200 — 3
E—Kontos (1), Posey (9). DP—San Francisco 1.
LOB—Atlanta 10, San Francisco 3. 2B—D.Ross
(5), Re.Johnson (12), Minor (1), Arias (11), Belt (21),
G.Blanco (11). HR—Heyward (23). SB—Prado
(15), F.Freeman (2). CS—Heyward (7).
IP H R ER BB SO
Atlanta
Minor W,7-10........... 6
2
⁄3 4 3 3 0 5
Durbin H,12 .............
1
⁄3 1 0 0 0 0
O’Flaherty H,21....... 1 0 0 0 0 1
Kimbrel ..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1
San Francisco
Bumgarner L,14-8 .. 6
1
⁄3 7 4 4 4 5
Kontos ...................... 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mijares......................
2
⁄3 0 0 0 0 0
Hensley ....................
1
⁄3 2 2 2 1 1
Affeldt .......................
2
⁄3 0 0 0 2 0
Hacker ...................... 1 2 1 1 0 1
Kontos pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
HBP—by Minor (Pence).
Umpires—Home, Joe West;First, Sam Holbrook-
;Second, Andy Fletcher;Third, Rob Drake.
T—3:16. A—41,679 (41,915).
Reds 8,
Cardinals 2
St. Louis Cincinnati
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Jay cf 4 0 2 0 Cozart ss 5 0 0 0
MCrpnt 3b 3 0 1 1 Stubbs cf 5 0 1 0
Hollidy lf 4 0 2 0 BPhllps 2b 5 2 3 2
Craig 1b 4 0 0 0 Ludwck lf 4 1 3 0
Beltran rf 4 0 0 0 Frazier 1b 3 2 0 1
Schmkr 2b 4 0 1 0 Bruce rf 3 2 1 2
T.Cruz c 4 2 2 0 Rolen 3b 2 0 1 2
Furcal ss 4 0 2 0 DNavrr c 4 0 1 1
JGarci p 2 0 1 0 Leake p 3 1 2 0
SRonsn ph 1 0 0 0 Marshll p 0 0 0 0
Dicksn p 0 0 0 0 Heisey ph 1 0 0 0
Rzpczy p 0 0 0 0 Broxtn p 0 0 0 0
Descals ph 1 0 0 0 Hoover p 0 0 0 0
Totals 35 211 1 Totals 35 812 8
St. Louis............................. 000 010 100 — 2
Cincinnati ........................... 001 003 40x — 8
DP—St. Louis 1, Cincinnati 2. LOB—St. Louis 7,
Cincinnati 7. 2B—Holliday (31), B.Phillips (26),
Leake (2). HR—B.Phillips (14), Bruce (27). SF—
M.Carpenter.
IP H R ER BB SO
St. Louis
J.Garcia L,3-5.......... 6 7 4 4 2 5
Dickson .................... 1 4 4 4 2 1
Rzepczynski ............ 1 1 0 0 0 1
Cincinnati
Leake W,6-8............ 6
2
⁄3 10 2 2 0 3
Marshall H,17..........
1
⁄3 0 0 0 0 0
Broxton..................... 1 1 0 0 0 2
Hoover...................... 1 0 0 0 0 3
Umpires—Home, Ted Barrett;First, Brian Runge-
;Second, Tim McClelland;Third, Jordan Baker.
T—2:58. A—41,680 (42,319).
A M E R I C A N
L E A G U E
Indians 3, Yankees 1
New York Cleveland
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Jeter ss 5 1 2 0 Kipnis 2b 3 1 0 0
Swisher rf 3 0 1 0 AsCarr ss 4 0 0 0
Cano 2b 3 0 2 0 Choo rf 3 1 0 0
Teixeir 1b 3 0 0 1 CSantn dh 3 0 0 0
Grndrs cf 3 0 0 0 Brantly cf 3 1 1 3
ErChvz 3b 4 0 1 0 Ktchm 1b 3 0 0 0
RMartn c 4 0 1 0 Carrer lf 3 0 1 0
Ibanez dh 4 0 0 0 Hannhn 3b 2 0 1 0
ISuzuki lf 4 0 0 0 Marson c 2 0 1 0
Totals 33 1 7 1 Totals 26 3 4 3
New York ........................... 000 001 000 — 1
Cleveland........................... 300 000 00x — 3
E—Hannahan (10). DP—New York 1, Cleveland 1.
LOB—New York 9, Cleveland 3. 2B—Cano (35),
Marson (8). HR—Brantley (6). SF—Teixeira.
IP H R ER BB SO
New York
Kuroda L,12-9 ......... 8 4 3 3 2 6
Cleveland
Masterson W,10-11 6
2
⁄3 7 1 1 2 6
Pestano H,33........... 1
1
⁄3 0 0 0 1 1
C.Perez S,33-37..... 1 0 0 0 0 2
HBP—by Kuroda (Kipnis, Hannahan).
Umpires—Home, Adrian Johnson;First, Gary Ce-
derstrom;Second, D.J. Reyburn;Third, Fieldin Cul-
breth.
T—2:34. A—34,374 (43,429).
Rangers 9, Twins 3
Minnesota Texas
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Span cf 5 0 1 0 Kinsler 2b 5 1 3 4
Revere rf 4 1 1 0 Andrus ss 5 0 1 0
Mauer dh 4 0 1 1 Hamltn lf 4 1 2 0
Wlngh lf 4 0 0 0 Beltre 3b 4 0 0 0
Mornea 1b 4 1 4 1 N.Cruz dh 4 1 2 1
Doumit c 4 0 1 0 DvMrp rf 4 1 2 0
Plouffe 3b 3 0 0 0 Soto c 4 2 2 1
JCarrll 2b 4 1 2 0 Gentry cf 3 2 1 0
Flormn ss 3 0 2 1 Morlnd 1b 4 1 1 3
Totals 35 312 3 Totals 37 914 9
Minnesota.......................... 000 110 100 — 3
Texas.................................. 234 000 00x — 9
E—J.Carroll (12), Florimon (4). DP—Minnesota 1,
Texas 3. LOB—Minnesota8, Texas 5. 2B—Revere
(13), Mauer (26), J.Carroll (15), Hamilton (24),
N.Cruz 2 (34). 3B—Kinsler (4). HR—Morneau (17),
Kinsler (15), Moreland(14). SB—Revere(30). CS—
Andrus (8).
IP H R ER BB SO
Minnesota
Duensing L,3-9........ 2
1
⁄3 10 9 9 1 3
Al.Burnett ................. 2
2
⁄3 2 0 0 0 1
Fien........................... 1 1 0 0 0 0
T.Robertson ............ 1 0 0 0 0 1
Perkins ..................... 1 1 0 0 0 1
Texas
Dempster W,3-1...... 6 8 2 2 2 7
R.Ross ..................... 1 3 1 1 0 0
M.Lowe..................... 1 1 0 0 1 0
Scheppers ............... 1 0 0 0 0 2
WP—Dempster.
Umpires—Home, Chris Conroy;First, Mark Carl-
son;Second, Wally Bell;Third, Ed Hickox.
T—3:07. A—44,215 (48,194).
Athletics 4, Rays 2
Oakland Tampa Bay
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Crisp cf 4 1 3 0 DJnngs lf 4 1 1 1
Drew ss 4 1 1 0 Fuld cf-rf 3 0 0 0
Cespds lf 4 0 0 0 Joyce rf 3 0 0 0
S.Smith dh 4 1 1 1
BUpton
ph-cf 1 0 0 0
Carter 1b 4 1 1 2 Longori 3b 3 0 0 0
Reddck rf 4 0 3 0 Zobrist ss 4 0 1 0
Dnldsn 3b 3 0 0 0 Scott dh 4 1 1 0
Kottars c 3 0 0 0 C.Pena 1b 3 0 0 0
DNorrs ph-c 1 0 0 0 RRorts 2b 3 0 1 0
Pnngtn 2b 4 0 0 0 Loaton c 2 0 0 1
Totals 35 4 9 3 Totals 30 2 4 2
Oakland.............................. 301 000 000 — 4
Tampa Bay......................... 010 010 000 — 2
E—Lobaton (4), Longoria (7). DP—Tampa Bay 1.
LOB—Oakland 5, Tampa Bay 5. 2B—Crisp 2 (17),
Reddick (23), Zobrist (32). HR—S.Smith (12), Car-
ter (11), De.Jennings (10). SB—Drew (1), Fuld (5).
CS—Crisp (4). SF—Lobaton.
IP H R ER BB SO
Oakland
McCarthy W,7-5...... 7 4 2 2 2 7
Doolittle H,9............. 1 0 0 0 0 2
Balfour S,14-16 ....... 1 0 0 0 0 1
Tampa Bay
Hellickson L,8-9 ...... 5 6 4 4 0 5
Badenhop................. 1 1 0 0 0 0
Howell....................... 1 1 0 0 0 1
Farnsworth............... 1 0 0 0 0 1
McGee...................... 1 1 0 0 0 3
HBP—by McCarthy (C.Pena), by Hellickson (Do-
naldson).
Umpires—Home, Marty Foster;First, Jeff Kellogg-
;Second, Vic Carapazza;Third, Eric Cooper.
T—2:53. A—18,187 (34,078).
Tigers 5, Angels 3
Los Angeles Detroit
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Trout cf 4 0 0 0 AJcksn cf 5 0 0 0
TrHntr rf 3 0 0 0 Infante 2b 4 1 1 0
HKndrc 2b 4 0 2 1 MiCarr dh 4 0 0 0
Trumo 1b 4 0 0 0 Fielder 1b 4 1 3 0
Callasp 3b 3 0 1 0 DYong lf 4 1 3 1
KMorls dh 4 1 0 0 Berry lf 0 0 0 0
Aybar ss 4 0 1 1 Dirks rf 4 1 2 1
V.Wells lf 4 1 2 1 JhPerlt ss 4 1 2 2
BoWlsn c 3 1 0 0 Avila c 4 0 1 1
MIzturs ph 1 0 0 0 JeBakr 3b 4 0 2 0
RSantg 3b 0 0 0 0
Totals 34 3 6 3 Totals 37 514 5
Los Angeles....................... 002 100 000 — 3
Detroit................................. 000 002 03x — 5
E—Haren (2), Infante (6), Je.Baker (1), A.Jackson
(1). DP—Los Angeles 1, Detroit 2. LOB—Los An-
geles 6, Detroit 8. 2B—Aybar (22), Infante (3), Fiel-
der (25), D.Young 2 (21), Jh.Peralta (29). HR—
V.Wells (9). CS—Aybar (3).
IP H R ER BB SO
Los Angeles
Haren........................ 5
2
⁄3 8 2 2 0 7
Walden H,7..............
2
⁄3 1 0 0 0 1
Richards L,3-3
BS,1-2 ...................... 1
1
⁄3 3 3 3 0 0
Hawkins....................
1
⁄3 2 0 0 0 0
Detroit
Smyly........................ 6 4 3 1 2 6
Dotel W,4-2.............. 2 2 0 0 0 1
Valverde S,26-30.... 1 0 0 0 0 0
WP—Smyly.
Umpires—Home, Gary Darling;First, Paul Emmel-
;Second, Scott Barry;Third, Jerry Meals.
T—2:58. A—41,970 (41,255).
Orioles 8, Blue Jays 2
Toronto Baltimore
ab r h bi ab r h bi
RDavis lf 4 0 1 0 Markks rf 5 2 2 0
McCoy cf-rf 4 0 1 0 Hardy ss 5 3 3 2
Bautist rf 0 1 0 0 McLoth lf 4 1 0 0
Rasms cf 3 0 0 0 AdJons cf 5 0 1 2
Encrnc 1b 3 1 1 2 Wieters c 4 0 1 2
KJhnsn 2b 4 0 0 0 C.Davis dh 3 0 1 0
YEscor ss 3 0 1 0 MrRynl 1b 3 1 2 0
Sierra dh 3 0 0 0 Flahrty 2b 3 0 1 0
Vizquel 3b 3 0 2 0 Andino 2b 0 0 0 0
Mathis c 3 0 0 0 Machd 3b 4 1 2 1
Totals 30 2 6 2 Totals 36 813 7
Toronto............................... 200 000 000 — 2
Baltimore............................ 002 023 10x — 8
E—Mathis (2), Y.Escobar (10). LOB—Toronto 3,
Baltimore 9. 2B—Y.Escobar (14), Vizquel (2), Har-
dy (23). HR—Encarnacion (34), Hardy (17). SB—
McLouth (5). CS—R.Davis (10), McCoy (1), Vizquel
(2). SF—Wieters.
IP H R ER BB SO
Toronto
Morrow L,7-5........... 4
2
⁄3 6 4 2 1 7
Loup.......................... 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jenkins..................... 3
1
⁄3 6 4 4 2 1
Baltimore
S.Johnson W,2-0.... 6 4 2 2 2 7
Ayala......................... 2 2 0 0 0 1
Gregg ....................... 1 0 0 0 0 3
Loup pitched to 1 batter in the 5th.
HBP—by Morrow (C.Davis). PB—Mathis.
Umpires—Home, DanIassogna;First, CBBucknor-
;Second, Dale Scott;Third, Bill Miller.
T—2:41. A—25,082 (45,971).
SUGARLAND, Texas —Roger
Clemens was back on the mound
at age 50, striking out hitters
again.
Pitchingfor thefirst timeinfive
years, Clemens tossed31-3score-
lessinningsSaturdaynightforthe
Sugar Land Skeeters of the inde-
pendent Atlantic League.
Clemens faced the Bridgeport
Bluefish and struck out two, in-
cluding former major leaguer
Joey Gathright to start the game.
Heallowedonehit without awalk
andthrew37 pitches.
Scouts from the Houston As-
tros and Kansas City Royals were
onhandtowatchClemens’ come-
back — for however long it lasts
andwherever it leads.
He certainly was happy to be
back on a diamond instead of in a
courtroom. In June, the seven-
timeCyYoungwinnerwasacquit-
tedof charges he liedtoCongress
when he denied using perform-
ance-enhancing drugs.
Clemens, who last pitched for
the New York Yankees in 2007,
worked a 1-2-3 first inning and
fanned two. His fastball was
clocked at 88 mph, and he mixed
incurves andsplitters.
Wearing the No. 21 that he
sported during his rise to fame
withBostonnearly three decades
ago, Clemens got a big cheer
whenhe took the mound.
Clemens back
on the mound
The Associated Press
AL LEADERS
BATTING—Trout, Los Angeles, .338; Jeter, New
York, .326; MiCabrera, Detroit, .324; Konerko, Chi-
cago, .316; Mauer, Minnesota, .313; Beltre, Texas,
.313; Fielder, Detroit, .309.
RUNS—Trout, Los Angeles, 99; Kinsler, Texas, 88;
MiCabrera, Detroit, 83; Hamilton, Texas, 82; Gran-
derson, New York, 81; Jeter, New York, 81; AJack-
son, Detroit, 79.
RBI—Hamilton, Texas, 107; MiCabrera, Detroit,
106; Willingham, Minnesota, 91; Fielder, Detroit, 89;
Encarnacion, Toronto, 88; ADunn, Chicago, 87;
AdGonzalez, Boston, 86; Pujols, Los Angeles, 86.
HITS—Jeter, New York, 173; MiCabrera, Detroit,
159; Beltre, Texas, 149; Cano, New York, 148; An-
drus, Texas, 146; AdGonzalez, Boston, 145; AGor-
don, Kansas City, 145; AdJones, Baltimore, 145.
DOUBLES—AGordon, Kansas City, 40; AdGonza-
lez, Boston, 37; Cano, New York, 35; Choo, Cleve-
land, 35; Kinsler, Texas, 35; Brantley, Cleveland,
34; NCruz, Texas, 34; Pujols, Los Angeles, 34.
TRIPLES—AJackson, Detroit, 8; JWeeks, Oak-
land, 8; Rios, Chicago, 7; Andrus, Texas, 6; AEsco-
bar, Kansas City, 6; ISuzuki, New York, 6; Trout,
Los Angeles, 6; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 6.
HOMERUNS—ADunn, Chicago, 38; Encarnacion,
Toronto, 34; Hamilton, Texas, 34; MiCabrera, De-
troit, 32; Granderson, New York, 32; Willingham,
Minnesota, 31; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 30.
STOLENBASES—Trout, Los Angeles, 41; RDavis,
Toronto, 39; Revere, Minnesota, 30; Crisp, Oak-
land, 28; AEscobar, Kansas City, 25; JDyson, Kan-
sas City, 24; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 24.
PITCHING—Weaver, Los Angeles, 16-3; Price,
Tampa Bay, 16-4; Sale, Chicago, 15-4; MHarrison,
Texas, 15-7; Sabathia, New York, 13-3; Scherzer,
Detroit, 13-6; Vargas, Seattle, 13-8.
STRIKEOUTS—Verlander, Detroit, 192; Scherzer,
Detroit, 186; FHernandez, Seattle, 179; Darvish,
Texas, 172; Shields, Tampa Bay, 168; Price, Tampa
Bay, 167; Peavy, Chicago, 155.
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BUCCANEERS
Joseph out for season
TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Bucca-
neers offensive lineman Davin Joseph
has a torn right patellar tendon and
will undergo surgery that will sideline
him for the entire season.
The two-time Pro Bowl selection was
injured during the second quarter of
Friday night’s 30-28 preseason victory
over New England when a teammate
blocked a Patriots lineman into the
back of Joseph’s knee.
Reserve Ted Larsen replaced Joseph
at right guard against the Patriots,
however coach Greg Schiano was not
ready Saturday to declare the third-
year pro will start the regular season
opener.
Joseph is the leader of an offensive
line that’s considered one of the stron-
gest assets of a team that went 4-12 and
ended last season on a 10-game losing
streak.
JAGUARS
Monroe, Smith return
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Left tackle
Eugene Monroe and linebacker Daryl
Smith are back at practice for the Jack-
sonville Jaguars.
Both players returned Saturday and
are expected to play in Thursday
night’s preseason finale against Atlanta.
Monroe missed the past two exhibi-
tion games after sustaining a concus-
sion in practice. Coach Mike Mularkey
says Monroe passed his concussion test
Friday and was cleared to practice. He
was working with the starting unit
Saturday. Guard Will Rackley also was
back in a limited capacity after missing
much of training camp with a high-
ankle sprain.
Like Rackley, Smith missed all three
preseason games. He injured his groin
early this month.
Also, Mularkey says defensive end
George Selvie (knee) and tight end
Zach Miller (calf) will be out at least a
couple of weeks.
TITANS
Pass rush showing signs
of steady improvement
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans safety
Michael Griffin says Tennessee’s de-
fense did a “pretty good job” in their
big tuneup for the regular season. He is
being a bit modest.
The Titans finished their third pre-
season game with four sacks, helped
force five turnovers, had eight tackles
for loss and 10 hits on quarterbacks.
Their performance had coach Mike
Munchak using words like “awesome”
and “dominated” and a little worried
for Arizona’s quarterbacks in a 32-27
win Thursday night.
Now if the Titans can carry this
stifling defense into the regular season,
they will have accomplished their big-
gest offseason mission of creating a
pass rush after having only 28 sacks
last season.
Griffin says the main thing going
into the season is being more consis-
tent and creating turnovers.
DOLPHINS
Tannehill’s supporting cast
is looking a little bit shaky
DAVIE, Fla. — Ryan Tannehill’s
biggest problem as a rookie may be his
supporting case.
The Miami Dolphins quarterback
went 11 for 27 for 112 yards and one
interception Friday night in a 23-6 loss
to the Atlanta Falcons, and he had little
help on offense.
The Dolphins dropped seven passes,
including four thrown by Tannehill,
one of which would have been a touch-
down. Pass protection wasn’t in sure
hands, either — Tannehill was sacked
once and hit several other times. De-
fense is expected to be the Dolphins’
strength, and the first-teamers held
Atlanta’s high-powered attack without
a touchdown. But the first-team offense
has produced only 10 points while
playing about five quarters through
three exhibition games, all defeats.
-- The Associated Press
I N B R I E F
AP PHOTO
Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Davin
Joseph is taken off the field with an
injury during a preseason game be-
tween the New England Patriots and
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday.
Joseph injured his knee and will miss
the entire season.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A day
after watching starting cornerback
Prince Amukamara get a moderate high
ankle sprain, New York Giants coach
Tom Coughlin said he concerned about
the state of his banged-up secondary.
“We’re certainly concerned and that’s
a modest word,” Coughlin said during a
conference call Saturday.
The Giants had the day off following
the 20-17 loss to the Bears on Friday.
“All you have to do is look around and
see what we have there,” Coughlin said.
“We started out with what we thought
was good numbers and good quality at
that position.
“I don’t knowwhywecontinuetohave
this happen to us at that position. It’s
beenthat wayfor thelast coupleof years.
Our numbers havedwindledtherenow.”
Amukamara, who missed most of his
rookie season with a broken foot he suf-
fered on his second day of practice after
signinglast year, wasprojectedasastart-
er at cornerback this
season.
Amukamara had X-
rays taken, but they
came back negative.
The extent of his inju-
ryisnot yet knownand
it’s not been deter-
mined how long he
will be out of action.
“I know he’s sore today,” Coughlin
said. “I don’t know how long he will be
out. It’s unfortunately longer than you
wouldlike it tobe. I guess it’s all depend-
ing on the damage and how much pain
he could tolerate.”
Amukamara joins fellow cornerbacks
Terrell Thomas (strained ACL) and roo-
kie Jayron Hosley (turf toe) on the side-
line with injuries.
Coughlin said that he will look to vet-
eran reserves Michael Coe and Bruce
Johnson to step in while Amukamara
and Thomas remained out, but Johnson
is still recovering from a torn Achilles
tendon last season.
“Michael Coe played well, but he’s
coming off a hamstring injury,” Cough-
linsaid. “I thinkwe’veall triedtoencour-
age Bruce to engage more and make
some plays.
“It would let us see some positive
things as we move forward. We chal-
lenge all our defensive backs to play
tighter coverage, even in the zone.”
Coughlin was asked if the injuries
wouldforcetheGiants tolookelsewhere
for defensive back help.
“We’re certainly always scanning and
looking to see if there are people out
there whocouldhelpus,” Coughlinsaid.
“But it’s difficult to assess whether there
areanypeopleout therewhocanhelpus.
I think it has to come from inside (the
current roster).”
Thomas, whomissedall of last season
after undergoing ACL surgery, wrote on
his blog that he hopes to be back in time
for the seasonopener Sept. 5 against the
Dallas Cowboys. But Coughlin is not
sure about that.
“That’s not according to what I’m
reading,” Coughlin said. “We can give
way to hope, but no one has told me he’s
become ready to run. At that position,
you need to start and stop quickly,
change directions on a dime. It’s not
easy.”
Coughlin said that he wasn’t sure
about moving a safety up to play corner.
“We’vedonethat withAntrelle(Rolle)
before, but I wouldnot thinkthat’s anop-
tion right now,” Coughlin said. “But I’m
willing to try anything if the need could
be there.”
Coughlin said that starting outside li-
nebacker Mathias Kiwanuka was sore
Saturday and won’t play in the final pre-
season game Wednesday against New
England, but should be fine for the sea-
son opener a week later.
Offensive tackle Will Beatty, who has
not playedduringthepreseasonbecause
of back issues, showedsome signs of im-
provement.
Coughlin concerned about secondary
The Associated Press
Coughlin
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New
England Patriots have plenty of work to
do with their offense before they show
they can contend for another Super
Bowl berth.
Chances are they’ll do it.
With just one of their four exhibition
games remaining, the Patriots haven’t
moved the ball consistently while shift-
ing players around in the offensive line
and dividing playing time among receiv-
ers, several of them not likely to make
the team.
Still, coach Bill Belichick wasn’t hap-
py after Friday night’s 30-28 loss to the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers in which Tom
Brady threwan interception for a touch-
down and was sacked twice.
“We didn’t do anything offensively ex-
cept lose yardage and turn the ball over.
It was toughto watchany of what we did
offensively,” Belichick said.
The Patriots added talent and depth
to their already potent passing attack in
the offseason by signing wide receivers
Brandon Lloyd, Donte’ Stallworth and
Jabar Gaffney. They already had Wes
Welker, Deion Branch, Rob Gronkowski
and Aaron Hernandez to catch Brady’s
throws.
But Welker sat out the last two games
and Lloyd, Gronkowski and Hernandez
returnedFriday night after resting inthe
Patriots 27-17 loss to the Philadelphia
Eagles on Monday night. And Brady
played just two series in the opening 7-6
win over the New Orleans Saints, then
didn’t suit up against the Eagles.
Once the top players get their usual
playing time in the regular season, the
offense will pick up. Still, Brady did play
three quarters at Tampa Bay and threw
for just127yards on13completions in20
attempts. And Lloyd caught only one of
those passes.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do in being
consistent and putting drives together
to get the ball into the end zone,” said
Lloyd, who played for the Patriots’ new
offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels,
the past two seasons. “We are develop-
ing as an offense and we’re trying to in-
tegrate as muchof therunninggameand
pass catchers as possible, but I think
what it is coming down to is that we all
need to make plays and be more consis-
tent out there on the football field.”
That should be easier once the first-
string offensive line is back together.
Left guard Logan Mankins played Fri-
day night for the first time since under-
going offseason knee surgery. Sebastian
Vollmer will help at right tackle once his
back problems subside. And right guard
Brian Waters, outstanding in his first
year with the Patriots last season, would
be an improvement if he reports to
camp.
Belichick hasn’t said why Waters
hasn’t shown up, but there’s still two
weeks left before the opening game at
Tennessee on Sept. 9 and he could be
ready by then.
Left tackle Matt Light, who protected
Brady’s blindside for the past11seasons,
retired and has been replaced by second-
year pro Nate Solder. But Brady said he
still has confidence in the offensive line.
Pats know
offense has
to improve
New England has struggled to move
the ball consistently through its
first three preseason games.
By HOWARD ULMAN
AP Sports Writer
LANDOVER, Md. —Robert Griffin
III was the last player announced
during pregame ceremonies. He
emerged fromthe tunnel, through the
large inflatable Washington Redskins
football helmet and onto the field,
raising both arms to pump up a crowd
eager for his first head-to-head match-
up with AndrewLuck.
Like everything else about the roo-
kie, Griffin was doing something new
—but looking as if he’d done it before.
“I’ve never had my own introduc-
tion ever, high school or college, so
that was extremely fun with the
smoke and everything,” Griffin said.
“It was like you’re in a movie.”
In many ways, Saturday’s game was
promoted like a movie opening, the
curtain raiser for a budding quarter-
back rivalry between the Nos. 1and 2
picks in the draft. The co-stars respon-
ded with a display of A-list poise and
promise as Griffin’s Redskins defeated
Luck’s Indianapolis Colts 30-17.
Top pick Luck completed14 of 23
passes for 151yards and a touchdown
to fellowrookie T.Y. Hilton. Heisman
Trophy winner Griffin went 11for 17
for 74 yards and a scoring throwto
veteran Santana Moss.
Both quarterbacks played one series
into the third quarter in the teams’
dress rehearsal for the regular season,
with the Redskins ahead14-7 when
the subs took over.
“I haven’t had any overall bad per-
formances for myself. ... I thought he
did a good job out there as well,” Grif-
fin said. “They blewthis up as a head-
to-head, and we’ll see what happens
next.”
Barring an incredible pair of Super
Bowl runs fromtwo teams rebuilding
frombad seasons, the first Luck-RGIII
encounter that really counts won’t
come until the 2014 regular season.
Still, the comparisons will continue.
“It’s not something you can just
push away or put aside,” Griffin said.
“It’s everywhere. It’s going to be there
for our entire careers.”
The game was marketed to the hilt,
offering a ground-floor glimpse at two
players given the burden of reviving
proud franchises. The Colt are coming
off a 2-14 season as they embark on
the post-Peyton Manning era, while
the Redskins went 5-11last year for a
fourth consecutive last-place finish in
the NFCEast.
Even so, it was merely a preseason
game. The atmosphere in the stadium
was far fromelectric —attendance
was announced as 60,047 —and the
offenses were still running basic
schemes, saving the more creative
stuff for their regular-season openers
in two weeks.
And while Griffin gave himself good
marks for his performance, Luck was
more downcast despite putting up
decent numbers.
“I’mnot happy,” Luck said. “But I
realize a preseason game is a chance
to learn.”
Luck’s touchdown was an impres-
sive moment. He stepped up in the
pocket to avoid the rush, then put a
deep ball down the left side into the
arms of third-round pick Hilton for a
31-yard touchdown, wrapping up an
80-yard drive.
Griffin responded on the next drive,
which also went 80 yards. He took a
high-and-wide shotgun snap and drift-
ed to the right to find Moss for a 4-
yard score.
Through three preseason games,
Luck is 40 for 64 for 514 yards with
three touchdowns, two interceptions
and a 90.2 rating. Griffin is 20 for 31
for 193 yards with two touchdowns,
no interceptions and a 103.2 rating —
not to mention an approving coach.
“He keeps on getting better and
better,” Redskins coach Mike Shana-
han said, “more comfortable with the
system, with what we’re trying to do.”
Meanwhile, someone forgot to tell
Redskins rookie running back Alfred
Morris that the game wasn’t all about
him. The sixth-round draft pick, get-
ting the start because of a rash of
injuries, ran for 107 yards on14 carries
and a touchdown. Evan Royster
(knee) and Roy Helu Jr. (Achilles)
both sat out, while TimHightower
was limited to five carries in his first
game since tearing the ACL in his left
knee last season.
The game got predictably messy
after Luck and Griffin departed. Sev-
enth-round pick Chandler Harnish
was whistled for delay of game on his
first Colts series, then was tackled for
a safety by linebacker Chris Wilson on
the next play.
Rex Grossman, who started13
games last season, was welcomed
with a smattering of boos when he ran
onto the field to replace Griffin. He
answered by going 8 for 8 for 127
yards and two touchdown passes, a
13-yarder to Joshua Morgan and a
12-yarder to Dezmon Briscoe.
One thing that was clear early: Luck
and Griffin will need better protection
to succeed anytime soon. Griffin nev-
er got sacked, but he was under severe
pressure twice in his first drive. Luck
was sacked twice on one series and
had another drive thwarted by a clip-
ping penalty.
Steelers 38, Bills 7
ORCHARDPARK, N.Y. —Receiver
Antonio Brown scored two touch-
downs in leading the Pittsburgh Steel-
ers to a preseason rout over the Buffa-
lo Bills.
Ben Roethlisberger shook off a slow
start by engineering an11-play, 98-
yard touchdown drive for the go-
ahead score with a 6-yard pass to
Brown at the end of the first half.
Brown then opened the second half
with a 39-yard touchdown catch from
backup Byron Leftwich in helping the
Steelers (No. 7 in the AP Pro32) im-
prove to 2-1.
Fred Jackson scored on a 1-yard
plunge, and high-priced defensive end
Mario Williams had two sacks for the
Bills (No.9), who dropped to 0-3. The
Bills’ starting offense sputtered in
producing just one score despite five
of seven drives into Steelers territory.
Raiders 31, Lions 20
OAKLAND, Calif. —Matthew
Stafford threwfor 68 yards until leav-
ing with an injury to his non-throwing
hand in the Detroit Lions’ loss to the
Oakland Raiders.
Defensive end Dave Tollefson drove
Stafford to the ground after an in-
complete pass in the second quarter.
Teamtrainers wrapped Stafford’s left
hand in heavy bandages and a brace
on the sideline. Shaun Hill took over
on Detroit’s next possession.
Oakland sidelined several more
Detroit players.
Cornerback Bill Bentley departed
with a shoulder injury and Chris
Houston with a left ankle injury for
the Lions. Running back Kevin Smith
also left with a right ankle injury and
trainers wrapped bandages around
Mikel Leshoure’s midsection after his
final run.
AP PHOTO
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck passes under pressure from Washington Redskins nose tackle Barry
Cofield during the first half of a preseason game Saturday in Landover, Md.
Luck, Griffin impress as ’Skins win
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➛ S P O R T S
WILKES-BARRETWP. —
After first two seasons as head
coach at King’s, Jeff Knarr’s
tenure hasn’t begun as he and
the teamwould have hoped.
Starting Year 3 nowwith a
vast majority of players in camp
– men he recruited – Knarr is in
the middle of his best training
camp as King’s mentor.
One of the reasons there’s so
much optimismat camp is
because the players are getting
along better than ever under
Knarr.
“The thing we like is these
seniors have done a good job of
building teamchemistry,” the
coach said. “The first year it’s
hard to do that even though we
had a great group of seniors
there. Last year there was no
chemistry and the kids realized
that’s a problemand what you
need and these guys have done
a great job of doing that.”
The Monarchs are coming off
a1-7 record in the MACand a
1-9 overall mark, prompting
coaches in the preseason poll to
rank the squad tied for eighth in
the10-teamleague. But that’s
not going to stop the players
fromhaving high expectations.
“We’re expecting what every
teamcomes into the season
expecting: to win every game
and a championship climb,”
said senior linebacker Ryan
Cordingly. “You’re crazy think-
ing you’re going to go into the
MACand not compete. And
that’s what we’re planning on
doing regardless of rankings
and polls and what other people
have said about our team.”
ONOFFENSE
With just four returning start-
ers on offense, the Monarchs are
youthful and may look like an
inexperienced squad. But that’s
not the case.
Sophomore quarterback
Bryant Klein played in five
games, including four starts a
year ago. Another sophomore
signal-caller is Tyler Hartranft,
who transferred to King’s in
January fromSusquehanna.
Both are competing for the
starting gig.
Kyle McGrath, who rushed
for a team-high 4.2 yards per
carry as a freshman, is back for
his sophomore season after an
injury-plagued campaign. Ju-
nior Judens Giombert will also
see some time in the backfield.
There’s also a competition at
receiver and tight end with five
players vying for playing time at
wideout and five more in a close
KI NG’ S COL L EGE
CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER
With a more experienced defense King’s is looking to improve in
coach Jeff Knarr’s third season leading the Monarchs.
Chemistry could key
Monarchs’ turnaround
Two tough seasons later,
King’s is looking to get back
into the thick of the MAC.
By DAVE ROSENGRANT
drosengrant@timesleader.com
See KING’S, Page 7C
play away from your role in-
creasing immensely,” Ross
said.
When it comes to calling
plays, Ross will leave that duty
to longtime coaching partner
Mike Hatcher, the team’s offen-
sive coordinator, but he may
chime in occasionally.
“Our main thing is put the
ball in the hands of our best
kids. Balance to us is being
able to run or throw to either
side of the formation with
equal efficiency,” Ross said.
“It’s not having equal amount
of runs or throws, because the
game dictates that stuff. You
have to be able to run the ball
because that’s how you get play
action and get big yardage
DALLAS — It’s been nearly
22 months since the announce-
ment was made that Miser-
icordia was going to start a
football program.
From the point Mark Ross
was hired as head coach in
January of 2011 he was doing
everything from finding ven-
dors for equipment and chairs
to helping recruit players.
In the last few months, the
focus has shifted to all on-field
activities.
And with the planning all in
the rearview mirror, the coach
can’t wait to lead his team onto
the field Saturday for the first
game in school history in what
everyone involved in the pro-
gram hopes will be a season to
remember.
“I’ve had a ball. It’s been one
of the most fun preseasons I
can remember,” said Ross, who
spent 10 years as assistant
coach and defensive coordina-
tor at Ithaca. “Part of it is that
it’s new, it’s fresh. You spend
that much time not really
coaching and dealing with
administrative type tasks and
now to see it all together. …
The facilities have turned out
fantastic and the kids are fun to
work with so I’ve enjoyed it a
lot.”
Usually when a school is
beginning a football program, it
starts up with a JV team the
first few years. The Cougars are
jumping right into things in the
MAC just like Stevenson did
last fall. Stevenson finished 1-7
in the conference and 2-8 over-
all last year.
“I expect our kids to play
hard and play as fast as they
can,” Ross said. “We tell them
everyday play as hard and as
fast as you can and we’ll cor-
rect any mistakes we see on
film.
“We don’t want them out
there worried about making
mistakes and letting it affect
the next play because they’re
going to make mistakes, we all
do. Just play hard and fast and
try to take the pressure off
them and let them play and
have fun.”
ON OFFENSE
As of the middle of last
week, Ross and his coaching
staff were still monitoring
position battles for the majority
of the offense as evaluating
took a step up. A few players
have appeared to lock up start-
ing roles, like tailback Robin
Custodio.
“There’s a handful of kids
that probably started to sep-
arate themselves from the rest
of the pack. But we tell them
everyday that you’re only one
MI SERI CORDI A UNI VERSI TY
FRED ADAMS/THE TIMES LEADER FILE
Misericordia’s Mark Ross has been thrilled to get out on the
field and coach after a year spent on administrative duties.
Finally time for some
football for Cougars
Years of planning have led up
to this, the school’s first
game on the gridiron.
By DAVE ROSENGRANT
drosengrant@timesleader.com
The seasons can’t start soon enough for the three local college football programs.
The coaches are excited for their respective seasons to begin later this week because
of up-and-coming or established youth.
The Wilkes Colonels return 18 starters from a year ago and a vast majority of those
back are still underclassmen.
The King’s Monarchs are enthusiastic with a flurry of young, collegiate players
looking to make a name for themselves and help the team rise to the top once again.
Meanwhile, the first-year Misericordia University Cougars can’t wait to finally get
their inaugural season underway as all the hard work has been starting to show in
practices and scrimmages.
Local College Football Preview
EDWARDSVILLE — When
the 2011 season ended for
Wilkes, coach Frank Sheptock
couldn’t wait to get back on the
field for the start of the 2012
campaign. Nineteen of the
Colonels’ 24 starters in the
season finale were underclass-
men, making Sheptock enthusi-
astic and hopeful.
That time has now come for
the Colonels, who are coming
off a 4-5 overall record and a 4-4
mark in the MAC. And al-
though the club is still youthful
with a small senior class step-
ping on the field when the
season begins later this week,
the expectations are high.
“They’re not worried about
what other people think or
what they’re saying or what
they did against other teams,”
Sheptock said. “They’re excited
about the new experience and
the new team that they’re on
and hopefully that allows us to
play with an enthusiasm and a
passion.”
ON OFFENSE
Junior Alex George is begin-
ning his third year at quarter-
back. He’s not entering without
experience as he’s seen signif-
icant playing time in the previ-
ous two seasons, including
starting every game last year.
There’s no pressure on the
signal-caller, but now appears
to be his time. Junior Tyler
Bernsten, who was banged up
last year, is also expected to
take snaps this season.
The Colonels return nine
starters on offense, but one of
the losses is tailback Zach
Tivald, who finished his career
fifth all-time on the Wilkes
career rushing yards list. The
cupboard isn’t bare in the back-
field though, as the team ran
for an average of 242.8 yards
per game in 2011.
Aux Wogou, a junior, carried
the ball 74 times for 425 yards
last season. Sophomore An-
drew Regan and junior Calvin
Garvin also got limited carries
and George piled up yards on
the ground running for the
second-most on the team with
706 and a team-high nine rush-
ing scores.
“One of Alex’s strengths is
running his own read. He
makes very good decisions and
he’s tough to tackle,” Sheptock
said. “We feel very strongly
about our three top returning
backs.”
Junior Tim Bousson leads a
young receiving corps and will
be joined by sophomore Ryan
Behrmann.
On the O-line, four of five
starters return including tack-
les Anthony Swain, a junior and
WI L KES UNI VERSI TY
BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
Wilkes junior linebacker Tate Moore-Jacobs, who had 95 tackles
and three interceptions in 2011, is one of many top returners.
Colonels aim to climb
back into contention
Colonels Roster
No. Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Gr.
1 Tim Bousson 6-2 174 WR Jr.
2 Patrick Inguilli 5-8 160 RB Fr.
3 Tyler Thomas 6-1 193 LB So.
4 Marcus Leaf 6-2 170 DB Fr.
5 Omar Richardson 5-10 169 DB So.
6 Calvin Garvin 5-6 154 RB Jr.
7 Tyler Bernsten 6-4 239 QB Jr.
8 Steve Oprendek 6-2 203 WR So.
9 Dan Van Mater 6-2 196 QB Jr.
10 Alex George 6-2 221 QB Jr.
11 Matt Ciampaglio 6-3 163 QB So.
12 Auxence Wogou 5-9 202 RB Jr.
13 Will Jones 6-2 180 DB So.
14 Chris Shuster 5-11 190 DB So.
16 Tyler Schmitt 6-3 195 WR Fr.
17 Nick Gray 6-0 213 LB So.
18 Justin Pellowski 5-10 165 DB So.
18 Ken McGotty 6-0 163 QB Fr.
19 Jonathon Conklin 5-9 160 WR So.
19 Pat Cook 6-0 175 QB Fr.
20 Jordan Fredo 5-7 172 K Jr.
20 Tyheed Jackson 5-9 155 DB Fr.
22 Payton Bachman 5-7 175 WR Fr.
23 Matt Aportella 5-8 160 WR Fr.
24 Jared Hargis 5-10 180 WR Fr.
25 Michael Frendak 6-2 190 DB Fr.
26 Matt Hill 6-1 202 LB So.
27 Jared Powell 5-9 190 DB Fr.
29 Andrew Regan 5-8 162 RB So.
30 Ryan Behrman 5-11 195 WR So.
31 Jake Sarson 6-0 179 DB So.
32 P.J. Incremona 5-11 205 RB Fr.
33 Roger Legg 5-10 180 DB Fr.
34 Tate Moore-Jacobs 5-10 198 LB Jr.
35 Zack Ross 5-10 191 K/P So.
35 Bryan Mellon 6-2 165 P Fr.
36 Paul Gaffney 6-2 185 DB Jr.
37 Matt Briskie 5-9 150 DB So.
38 Jordan Mroczka 5-11 175 DB So.
38 Adrian Krall 5-8 175 RB Fr.
39 Chris Ralda 5-8 170 DB Fr.
40 Jeff Mastrantuono 5-10 158 DB Fr.
41 Ty Cunningham 5-10 195 LB Fr.
42 D.J. Shuttleworth 6-0 217 LB Jr.
43 Michael Paskas 5-8 185 LB Fr.
45 Joe Madnavita 5-10 221 DL Fr.
46 Julian Anamege 6-1 195 LB Fr.
47 J.T. Keer 6-1 195 DB So.
48 Joey Spies 5-11 210 RB Fr.
49 Jeremy Knosp 6-1 233 LB Sr.
49 Carl Von Glahn 6-2 225 TE Fr.
50 Justin Rowley 6-1 238 DL Fr.
51 Nick Dawson 6-0 235 LB So.
52 Tom Calabrese 6-2 227 DL Jr.
53 Joe Lane 6-1 283 OL So.
54 Joe Buffa 5-11 247 OL Jr.
55 William Baker 6-0 201 LB Jr.
56 Jake Jardel 5-9 226 OL Jr.
57 Dave Cinalli 5-10 266 OL Sr.
58 Simon Tkach 6-1 263 OL Sr.
58 Kyle Belle 5-9 175 LB Fr.
59 Grant Rogers 5-9 230 OL So.
60 David White 6-3 235 DL Sr.
61 F.J. Constantino 5-11 241 OL Fr.
62 Cliff Francis 6-0 252 OL Fr.
64 Brian Brune 5-11 220 OL Fr.
65 Kyle Phillips 6-0 228 OL Fr.
66 Jose Santana 6-1 278 OL So.
67 Nick Ciambrello 6-2 275 OL So.
68 Josh Haag 6-5 271 OL Sr.
69 Michael Boures 6-0 310 OL So.
70 Michael Litwak 6-3 258 OL So.
71 Lucas Amarose 6-0 275 OL Fr.
72 Rob Beachy 6-0 238 OL Fr.
73 John Simon 6-1 284 DL So.
74 Ryan Asay 6-3 257 OL Jr.
75 Erik Hothouse 6-1 248 DL So.
76 Jeff Lee 5-11 263 DL So.
77 Nick Kocman 6-1 254 DL Fr.
78 Chris Grube 6-5 300 OL Sr.
79 Anthony Swain 6-4 253 OL Jr.
80 Brandon Yaegel 6-2 190 WR Fr.
82 Drew Devitt 6-3 221 TE So.
84 Ryan Casey 6-3 193 TE So.
86 Frank Bobo 6-4 180 K Fr.
87 Patrick Devine 6-4 185 WR Fr.
88 Dan Curry 6-0 232 TE Jr.
89 Louis Abramo 6-2 228 TE Sr.
90 Eric Allen 6-0 228 DL Fr.
91 Jason Ugwu 6-1 220 LB Fr.
92 Alexander Laubach 6-1 195 LB Fr.
93 James Messina 5-10 178 LB Fr.
94 Brandon Petrouskie 6-2 220 DL Fr.
95 Ryan Deeney 6-2 235 DL Sr.
96 David Wilke 5-11 222 DL Fr.
97 Tyler Kunkel 5-11 250 DL Jr.
98 Mark Wilchock 6-4 223 DL Fr.
99 Rob Houseknecht 6-1 218 DL Jr.
-- Nathan Bowden 5-10 192 RB So.
See COLONELS, Page 7C
A sizable group of returning
starters spearheads Wilkes’
effort in 2012.
By DAVE ROSENGRANT
drosengrant@timesleader.com
COUGARS ROSTER
No. Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Gr.
2 Kurt Kowalski 5-9 180 WR Fr.
3 Paul Brace 5-11 185 WR Fr.
4 Jeffrey Puckett 5-9 180 QB-DB Fr.
5 Juwan Petties-
Jackson
5-9 165 WR Fr.
7 Chris Washo 5-11 190 QB So.
8 Benito Camacho 6-0 185 RB/CB Fr.
9 Lane Dickey 6-0 200 WR Sr.
10 Michael Pheasant 5-11 160 QB Fr.
11 Corey Wall 6-0 175 WR/P Fr.
13 Corey Salazar 5-11 180 FS/QB Fr.
15 Anthony Buffa 5-11 180 CB Fr.
16 Shawn Radder 5-8 170 WR/KR Jr.
18 Peter Carissimo 6-1 175 WR Fr.
19 Christian Foley 6-2 180 WR Fr.
20 Oluwatosin Adeyemo 5-10 190 RB Fr.
21 Robin Custodio 5-5 160 RB Fr.
22 Tyler Hessert 5-9 190 LB/S So.
23 Benny Delgado 6-1 170 RB Fr.
24 Matt Green 5-7 155 CB So.
26 Ben Torres 6-1 195 FS So.
27 Aidan Marich 5-8 155 WR Jr.
28 Kevin Bagasevich 6-0 160 CB/WR Fr.
29 Phil Arnold 5-8 180 DB Jr.
30 Ryan Osdachy 5-11 175 SS Fr.
32 Frank Santaserio 5-7 180 RB Jr.
33 Thomas Messner 6-0 205 FB Sr.
37 William Roach 5-8 175 LB Fr
38 Shawn Dziepak 5-8 185 LB Fr.
39 Jordan Weber 6-0 235 ILB Fr.
40 Michael Comerford 6-0 180 WR/S Fr.
41 Matt Boffa 5-8 195 FB Fr.
42 Dylan Kluber 6-1 210 TE/S Fr.
43 Angelo Scaffido 6-1 195 SS Jr.
44 Chris Szabo 6-0 205 LB Fr.
45 Jeff Smith 5-9 230 LB/FB So.
46 Hunter Pates 6-0 205 LB Fr.
47 Kurt Gildea 6-1 215 LB/TE Fr.
48 Tanner Bulkley 5-10 205 ILB Fr.
49 Steve Clemson 5-7 165 K Sr.
50 Joseph Winter 5-11 210 DE/LB Jr.
51 Peter Conforti 6-0 230 DE Fr.
52 Alec Garrity 6-3 260 OL Fr.
53 Omar Clark 5-11 230 DE Fr.
54 Ariel Peguero 5-10 250 DE/G Fr.
55 Tim Martin 5-9 170 LB Fr.
56 Ben Muschlitz 5-11 245 DL Fr.
59 Sean Weg 5-10 190 OLB Fr.
60 Teegan French 6-1 265 OL So.
61 Frankie Gonzalez 5-6 225 FB Fr.
62 Drew Godfrey 6-1 250 OL/DL Fr.
63 Alexander Amodie 6-0 240 C/DE Fr.
64 James Manzick 6-1 230 DE Fr.
66 Jamie Aldrich 6-1 280 OL/DL Fr.
67 Anthony Torre 6-1 225 TE Jr.
68 Tyler Grable 5-9 295 OL Fr.
70 Jesse Baker 5-11 265 OL/DL Fr.
71 Bob Bleichner 5-11 235 C/DL So.
72 Trevor Davis 6-4 260 OL Fr.
74 Travis Tobin 6-0 220 OL So.
75 Tommy DeMaio 5-8 225 C Fr.
76 Josh Myers 6-3 255 DL/OL Fr.
78 John Ameen 6-3 280 OT/DT Fr.
79 Connor Duffy 6-8 295 OT Fr.
80 Mike Barber 6-0 165 WR So.
81 Shannon Johnson 5-11 175 WR Fr.
82 Tyler Rowe 6-1 180 WR Fr.
84 Dean Lucchesi 6-0 210 TE Fr.
85 Thomas Stelzer 6-2 215 TE Fr.
86 Collin Shandra 6-0 155 WR Fr.
88 Nick Ciocchi 6-3 200 WR Fr.
90 Jake Livingston 6-7 210 DE/LB Jr.
91 Greg Zotian 6-0 220 DE/LB Fr.
92 Michael Craig 6-1 210 DE So.
94 Cory Conforth 5-11 230 NT Fr.
95 Michael Miles 6-0 215 OLB Fr.
96 Dom Picarillo 5-9 225 LB/FB Fr.
97 Angelo Prince 6-2 185 LB Fr.
99 Dominick Bianchi 6-3 280 NT So.
See COUGARS, Page 7C
Monarchs Roster
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Gr.
1 Jordan Buford 5-11 165 WR Jr.
2 Josh Sanders 5-11 165 WR Jr.
3 Darren Mitchell 5-11 155 WR Jr.
4 Evan Crisman 5-9 175 DB Jr.
5 Chad Curtice 6-0 198 LB So.
6 Judens Goimbert 5-7 180 RB Jr.
6 Alex Ewing 6-2 175 WR Fr.
7 Tyler Hartranft 6-0 180 QB So.
8 Curtice Peace 6-1 190 DB So.
9 Duron Williams 5-8 185 RB Sr.
9 Chris Boyle 5-10 175 DB Fr.
10 Nick Rhodes 6-0 165 QB So.
11 Stephen Hemmig 6-0 215 LB So.
12 Luke Seaberg 5-9 180 QB Fr.
13 Ethan Jones 6-0 205 TE So.
14 Dan Kempa 6-1 190 WR So.
15 Cemah Tudae-
Torboh
5-10 205 FB Jr.
16 Bryant Klein 6-1 217 QB So.
17 Tom Hehre 6-0 187 QB Fr.
18 Jake Ksiaziewicz 6-2 210 LB Sr.
19 Jonathan Buck 6-4 185 QB Fr.
20 Ben Ray 5-11 195 LB Jr.
21 Steve Duncan 5-9 195 FB Sr.
21 Tyler Cruz 5-10 180 CB Fr.
22 Dakota Edwards 5-10 175 DB Fr.
23 Derick Brown 5-10 158 DB So.
24 Sean Nolan 6-0 190 DB So.
25 Adam Kudlacik 5-10 185 WR Sr.
25 Anthony Toleno 5-10 175 DB Fr.
26 Charles Fitch III 6-0 185 DB Fr.
27 Jaren Cabassa 5-11 180 DB So.
28 Anthony Gallo 5-9 180 DB Fr.
29 George DelRosario 5-10 170 LB Fr.
30 A.J. Hubiak 5-8 176 DB So.
31 Matt Henry 6-0 210 TE Sr.
31 Derek Beverly 5-10 165 CB Jr.
32 Kyle McGrath 5-10 215 RB So.
32 Mike Faruolo 5-11 185 DB Fr.
33 Ryan Kelly 6-1 230 LB Sr.
34 Slade Eigenmann 5-9 200 FB Jr.
35 Venard Clinkscales 5-10 165 DB So.
35 Austin Cowperthwait 6-2 170 WR Fr.
36 Tyler Mejasic 5-11 175 DB Fr.
37 Kris Matthews 6-2 200 DB So.
37 Wade Gaspar 5-11 180 WR Fr.
38 Tyler Struckus 5-9 160 DB Fr.
39 Anthony Martuccio 5-11 185 DB Fr.
40 Kevin Miller 5-11 215 DL Sr.
40 Chris DelGaudio 6-2 167 K So.
41 Mike Pagnotta 5-7 180 RB Jr.
41 Bill Ardoline 5-11 210 FB So.
42 Pat Robinson 6-0 190 LB Fr.
43 Dan Melleby 6-0 185 WR So.
44 Dylan Kelly 5-11 185 DB So.
45 Erik Nicholes 5-10 200 LB Fr.
46 Josh Fehnel 5-9 190 DB Jr.
47 Barry Schaffer 5-11 205 FB Jr.
47 Vinnie Calderon 5-7 185 LB Fr.
48 Danny Ouimette 6-0 170 DB Fr.
49 Brandon Santana 5-8 180 WR Fr.
50 Luke Allison 5-10 225 LB Fr.
51 Ryan Cordingly 5-10 220 LB Sr.
52 Joe O’Malley 6-0 210 LB Fr.
53 James Burke 5-10 201 LB Fr.
54 Victor McWilliams 6-0 190 LB Fr.
55 Dan Jones 6-0 283 OL Fr.
56 Nick Kaijala 5-11 200 LB So.
57 Monroe Sherman 5-11 180 LB Fr.
58 Ryan Singley 5-10 200 LB Fr.
59 Nick Delaney 5-10 230 LB Fr.
60 Danny Lynch 6-2 260 DL Fr.
62 Mark Vetterlein 5-10 240 OL Fr.
63 Kyle Grampp 6-3 260 OL So.
64 Danny O’Connell 6-2 240 DL Fr.
65 Greg Minardi 5-10 200 LB So.
66 Mike Lonbardi 6-0 260 OL So.
67 Jake Lehnowsky 5-11 235 DL Sr.
68 Chase Persons 6-0 177 LB Fr.
69 Anthony Sosa 6-0 295 OL So.
70 Pete Santorelli 6-3 240 Dl So.
71 Evan Foster 6-4 285 DL Fr.
72 Andrew Sandt 5-10 255 OL Jr.
73 Alex Boron-Magulick 6-1 285 OL Fr.
74 Adam Kita 5-11 230 OL Jr.
75 Seth Powers 6-0 285 OL Sr.
75 Michael Martina 6-1 215 DL Fr.
76 Travis Arnold 6-3 225 OL Fr.
77 Lionel Rice 6-2 264 OL So.
78 Jim Strelecki 6-3 290 OL So.
79 Tyler Slack 5-10 200 LB Fr.
80 Antoine Basquiat 6-1 165 WR So.
80 Kyle Baxter 6-6 190 WR Fr.
81 Jeff Timlin 5-8 160 WR Jr.
82 Jovan Candelo 6-2 200 LB So.
83 Kareem Archer 6-1 185 WR Fr.
84 Kevin McClease 6-3 185 WR Fr.
85 Dylan Flayhart 5-11 170 WR Fr.
86 Chris Coleman -- -- TE Fr.
87 Vince Albano 5-8 155 WR So.
88 Austin DiValerio 6-4 220 TE Jr.
88 Sean Conway 6-0 185 TE Fr.
89 Casey Martin 6-3 230 TE So.
90 Matt Richelmi 6-1 225 LB Jr.
91 Dylan Hixon 6-4 280 DL Fr.
92 Joe Cole 6-2 225 DL So.
93 Billy Beinke 6-4 195 DL Jr.
93 Tino Palms 6-0 236 DL Fr.
94 Lance Williams 6-1 162 K Fr.
95 Ricky Carbone 6-3 270 DL Fr.
96 Bill Hartigan 6-0 245 DL Fr.
97 Ron Garrett 6-1 240 DL Sr.
98 Kevin Mulvihill 6-1 155 K Fr.
99 Gary Paulson 5-11 230 DL Fr.
M O N A R C H S
A T A G L A N C E
Coach: Jeff Knarr, third year (2-18)
Returning starters: 4 offense/6 defense
Stadium: McCarthy Stadium, Betzler Athletic
Complex, Wilkes-Barre Twp.
Key players lost: Joe Kirchon, QB; Jay Torres,
WR; Glenn Ford, TE.
2011 regular-season leaders
PASSING: Joe Kirchon 87-of-168, 978 yds., 4 TDs,
7 Ints.
RUSHING: Eric Ofcharsky 92-284, 3.1 avg., 2 TDs
RECEIVING: Jay Torres 39-562, 14.4 avg., 5 TDs
SCORING: Mike Lloyd 31 pts.
KICKING: Mike Lloyd 10 XPM, 7 FGs, 31 pts.
TACKLES: Ryan Kelly 32 solo, 41 ast., 73 total
INTERCEPTIONS: 3 players with 1
SACKS: Jake Lehnowsky 3.5-32
Schedule
Sat., Sept. 1 at William Paterson 1 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 8 Widener 1 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 14 at FDU-Florham 7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 22 Misericordia 1 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 29 at Lycoming 1:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 13 Delaware Valley 1 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 20 at Albright 1 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 27 Stevenson 1 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 3 Lebanon Valley 1 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 10 at Wilkes Noon
2011 Results (1-9, 1-7 MAC)
William Paterson ..............................................L, 13-6
at Stevenson.................................................W, 51-26
Albright............................................................L, 57-17
at Widener ........................................................L, 70-0
Lycoming ........................................................L, 42-12
at Delaware Valley.........................................L, 54-13
Wilkes................................................................L, 13-6
FDU-Florham....................................................L, 17-3
at Lebanon Valley ............................................L, 54-7
at Bethany.........................................................L, 48-0
plays is through play-action.
We’re always going to try to run
because of that.”
Ross also added that he likes
his offensive line, which in-
cludes Alec Garrity at center,
Trevor Davis at tackle and John
Ameen.
ON DEFENSE
Ross likes his depth on the
defensive side and stated that
one of the most talented players
on defense is cornerback Jiwan
Petties-Jackson, a freshman
from Somerville, N.J.
“He’s a super-talented kid who
has a good future ahead of him
if he keeps working hard,” Ross
said. “He’s raw and talented.”
Also in the secondary, Kevin
Bagasevich and Phil Arnold are
in line to play a bulk of the
snaps, while freshman Hunter
Pates has made an impact at
linebacker.
“We could use more depth,
but in year one, I couldn’t be
happier,” Ross said.
OUTLOOK
Year 1 of a football program is
always a trying time. With a
young team having two-thirds of
its roster made up of freshmen,
there will be a few bumps in the
road.
However, there are winnable
games on the schedule and with
a coaching staff that has been
around the sport for a long time,
the Cougars might be able to
pull off a few upsets.
COUGARS
Continued fromPage 6C
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➛ S P O R T S
Chris Grube, a senior.
ON DEFENSE
The Colonels struggled at
times defensively in 2011 allow-
ing an average of 268.8 passing
yards a game. But that was a
young group in the secondary
and with a year of experience,
the stats can only improve.
Tate Moore-Jacobs, a junior
linebacker, helped the pass
defense leading the unit with
three interceptions and 95 tack-
les. Entering his third year as
starter, he could be one of the
top ’backers in the country by
the time the season concludes.
“He’s having his best camp
thus far,” Sheptock said about
his stud linebacker. “He’s build-
ing off of last year where last
year he was our leading in-
terceptor. He’s really embraced
being a complete football player
as opposed to just a tackler or a
run player.”
D.J. Shuttleworth is expected
to start alongside Moore-Jacobs,
while sophomores Justin Pel-
lowski and Matt Briskie are
returning starters in the second-
ary along with fellow sopho-
mores Jake Sarson and Omar
Richardson.
Junior Rob Houseknecht
paces the pressure on the D-line
as a returning starter picking up
a team-high 2.5 sacks and was
second on the team in tackles
behind Moore-Jacobs.
OUTLOOK
Winning two out of its last
three games last season, Wilkes
started to get things going late
and should be able to carry that
momentum into 2012.
The Colonels weren’t a high
choice in the preseason MAC
Coaches Poll, but if there’s a
team that could pull off upsets
and surge to the top of the con-
ference it’s without a doubt
Wilkes.
C O L O N E L S
A T A G L A N C E
Coach: Frank Sheptock, 17th year (98-70)
Returning starters: 9 offense/9 defense
Stadium: Schmidt Stadium, Ralston Athletic Com-
plex, Edwardsville
Key players lost: Zach Tivald, RB; Todd Eagles,
WR; James Moore, DL.
2011 regular-season leaders
PASSING: Alex George 113-of-194, 1368 yds., 12
TDs, 3 Ints.
RUSHING: Zach Tivald 163-981, 5.8 avg., 9 TDs
RECEIVING: Todd Eagles 37-533, 14.4 avg., 6
TDs
SCORING: Zach Tivald 60 pts.
KICKING: Geoffrey Arentz 22 PAT, 2 FGs, 28 pts.
TACKLES: Tate Moore-Jacobs 49 solo, 46 ast., 95
total
INTERCEPTIONS: Tate Moore-Jacobs 3-51
SACKS: James Moore 4-32
Schedule
Sat., Sept. 1 at Morrisville State noon
Sat., Sept. 15 Albright 2 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 22 at Widener 1 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 29 FDU-Florham 1 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 6 Misericordia 1 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 13 at Lebanon Valley 1 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 20 at Stevenson noon
Sat, Oct. 27 Lycoming 1 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 3 at Delaware Valley 1 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 10 King’s Noon
2011 Results (4-5, 4-4 MAC)
at Susquehanna ...................................L, 33-30 (OT)
at Waynesburg.............................................cancelled
at Albright .......................................................L, 65-26
Widener ........................................................W, 35-27
at FDU-Florham ...........................................W, 45-25
Delaware Valley ...............................................L, 14-6
at Lycoming......................................................L, 40-7
at King’s ...........................................................W, 13-6
Lebanon Valley..............................................L, 42-35
Stevenson ....................................................W, 43-34
COLONELS
Continued fromPage 6C
race at tight end.
“Competitionmakes everyone
better. They cheer for their team-
mates andthey canonly get
better fromthere,” Knarr said. “If
we have two goodguys and
they’re bothcompeting, they’re
bothgoing to get better andthat
will help us.”
ONDEFENSE
Cordingly andfellowsenior
linebacker RyanKelly are both
four-year starters for the Mon-
archs andhave beena staple for
the team’s solidplay inthat time.
Intheir previous three seasons,
they have combinedfor 430
tackles.
Witha young defensive line
last year, the duo put more pres-
sure onthemselves to get the job
done. Withmost of the young
D-line returning andhaving
more experience, Cordingly and
Kelly will change that method
into a traditional linebacker role.
“It’s all about the patience,”
Cordingly said. “Youwant to go
out andmake that play andmake
the tackle every time, but you
knowthat if you’re protecting the
gap you’re doing your job. It’s all
about just understanding your
job andthe film.”
Jake Lehnowsky is a returning
starter onthe defensive line and
defensive back EvanCrismanare
two more returning starters on
anexperienceddefense. The
Monarchs also have a RonGar-
rett returning fromaninjury to
help bolster the defensive unit
andnose guardPete Santorelli
playedinsevengames last year.
OUTLOOK
It’s beena long first two sea-
sons for Knarr andhis team, only
managing two wins in20 games.
Losing players withinjuries
has beena thorninthe side for
the Monarchs over the last few
seasons. More depthshouldbe
able to cover if that happens
again.
Althoughhaving a young
team, King’s shouldn’t have
problems improving onits re-
cordof the last two years, and
opponents will have to watchout
for upsets fromthe young, up-
start team.
KING’S
Continued fromPage 6C
C O U G A R S
A T A G L A N C E
Coach: Mark Ross, first season
First season: The Cougars are starting their first
season of football without playing a JV campaign.
NewProgram: Two notable schools with local ties
recently started a football team. In 2011, Stevenson
joined the MAC without playing a JV season and
won two games.
In 1993, King’s College restarted the team while
playing a JV season and went 1-9.
Assistant coaches
Offensive coordinator/QB: Mike Hatcher
O-Line/strength and conditioning: Chris Gray
Assistant coach: Ted Jackson
Assistant coach: Vince Luvara
Assistant coach: Tom Norman
Assistant coach: Mike Pasqualichio
Assistant coach: Jared Siegel
Assistant coach: Josh Watters
Stadium: Mangelsdorf Field, Dallas campus
Schedule
Sat., Sept. 1 at Gettysburg 1 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 8 at Lebanon Valley 1 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 15 Widener 1 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 22 at King’s 1 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 29 Stevenson 1 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 6 at Wilkes 1 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 20 at Delaware Valley 1 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 27 FDU-Florham 1 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 3 at Albright 1 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 10 Lycoming 1 p.m.
If you know
me, you know
that I am a bit
of a techno
geek.
If there is a
new gadget
out, I generally
have to have it.
MP3 players, video game
consoles, GPS units.
Whatever the latest gadget
was, you can bet I was an early
user of it.
So it should not come as a
surprise that I use the Map-
MyRide app on my smartphone
to keep track of my rides.
But as I was enjoying the
Tour de France this year I was
introduced to a newcomer in
GPS tracking (well, at least to
me) – Strava.
Naturally, I had to give it a
try. So I spent the last week or
so running both the MapMyR-
ide app and the Strava app
while I was riding.
(For those concerned about
such things, I was running the
apps on the Ice Cream Sand-
wich version of the Droid oper-
ating system on a Verizon Mo-
torola Razr.)
What did I learn?
To start with, both applica-
tions are remarkably similar –
as to be expected.
And both do an excellent job
turning your $400 smartphone
into a very expensive and accu-
rate bike computer.
Both keep track of all the
important stats and keep a map
of your route, and both can be
paired with heart rate monitors,
cadence sensors and all that
other good stuff.
But there are few subtle dif-
ferences that might make one
of them right for you.
Here are some of them that I
thought were important.
• Strava’s user interface is
much easier to read. It’s a fea-
ture I appreciate as the time for
me to wear bifocals draws clos-
er and closer.
• MapMyRide does appear
to combine with social net-
working sites a little easier. You
can post any of your rides to
Twitter or Facebook with the
push of a single button, and
even automatically post live
updates to Facebook as you
ride.
• MapMyRide’s website is a
little more useful. While Strava-
.com has basically all the same
statistics that MapMyRide.com
does, I think the latter does just
a little bit better job organizing
the information.
• Both apps allow you to
post routes and compete
against other riders.
Here is where Strava really
shines, however. When you ride
over a route that someone has
posted, Strava automatically
records your time and places
you on a leaderboard.
That’s how I found out that
Brian Hazenski climbed the hill
out of Glen Lyon twice as fast
as I did.
And don’t even ask me how I
did in the Market Street Bridge
sprint.
If I didn’t already have a year
and a half of data on MapMyR-
ide, this might have been
enough to get me to switch.
In the end, however, I suggest
you do what I did – take both
applications for a test ride.
They are each available in the
Google and Apple app stores
for free.
Victories for locals
In case you’ve lost count,
Richard Meeker’s run of victo-
ries now stands at 13 straight.
The 49-year-old former
Wyoming Valley resident post-
ed his most recent victory at
the Ladera Ranch Grand Prix in
Ladera Ranch, Calif.
Meeker won the Masters
45-plus division while riding.
The last time Meeker entered
a race and didn’t end up on top
of the podium was back on May
6, when he finished 20th in the
Cat 1/2/3/4 Masters 35-plus
division of the Amgen Break-
away from Cancer Dana Point
Grand Prix. Don’t worry,
though. Later that day Meeker
won the Masters 45-plus divi-
sion of the same event.
At the opposite end of the
age spectrum, 17-year-old Luke
Lukas has posted some impres-
sive results of his own.
Most recently, Lukas won the
Junior 17-18 criterium at the
California Grand Prix in Cali-
fornia, Pa., last week. Earlier in
the month, he finished third in
the Oley Valley Road Race’s 16-
and 18-year-old division.
Rides
In my last cycling column, I
mentioned that even though
football season kicks off this
week, there are still plenty of
good group rides left.
There is the Upstate Vello
Club’s Return of the Great 100,
scheduled for Sept. 9. Proceeds
from the event benefit the
Wounded Warrior Fund. For
more information, visit
www.upstatevelo.com
There is also the Tour of
Shunk in Monroeton, sched-
uled for Sept. 16.
The Tour of Shunk, which
benefits the Lance Armstrong
Foundation, features rides of
25, 50 and 100 miles. Be fore-
warned, however. Organizers of
the ride are proud to say their
event was voted “Most Chal-
lenging Century Ride” by the
League of American Bicyclists.
For more information on the
Tour of Shunk, go to www.rock-
ysbikeshop.com/tourdesh-
unk.html.
Yes, there’s an app for that, too
Joe Soprano writes about cycling
for The Times Leader. His Cycling
Scene column appears every other
Sunday. Reach him at jsopra-
no@timesleader.com
JOE SOPRANO
C Y C L I N G S C E N E
“We continue to do everything
in our power to strengthen our
team for the stretch drive in an
effort to reach the postseason,”
Dodgers general manager Ned
Colletti said in a statement.
“This trade today exemplifies
ownership’s commitment to
making the team as good as pos-
sible not only for 2012 but for
many seasons to come.”
For the Red Sox, who entered
the night 13
1
⁄2 games back in the
AL East, the trade signaled a
concessionfor 2012anda chance
to rebuild without hefty con-
tracts given during an undisci-
plined foray into free agency
that, Cherington conceded, has
not worked out. Even with $11
million going to the Dodgers, ac-
cordingtoa baseball official with
knowledge of the deal, Boston
will save more than $250 million
insalary fromnowthrough2018.
“To build the team we need
and the fans deserve and we
want required more of a bold
move,” Cherington said. “It was
a difficult thing to do to trade
away four players like this. Beck-
ett, in particular has been here a
long time and been here for
some of our best times in some
of our biggest games.”
But Beckett, who was a key
part of the team that won the
2007 World Series, was also the
ringleader in last year’s collapse,
when the ballclub went 7-20 in
September and missed a playoff
spot on the final day of the sea-
son. Reports of players drinking
beer and eating fried chicken in
the clubhouse during games sur-
faced afterward, and Beckett’s
demeanor — and rising ERA —
continued to alienate fans.
The 2003 World Series MVP
with the Florida Marlins, Beck-
ett now moves from the home of
Dunkin’ Donuts to the land of In-
N-Out Burger, bringing with him
a pair of other players who were
not productive enough to justify
their contracts. Beckett was due
$31.5 million over the next two
years; Gonzalez has $127 million
coming through 2018; Crawford
is due $102.5 million over the
next five seasons.
Both Cherington, who re-
placed Theo Epstein after the
September collapse, and manag-
er Bobby Valentine, who was
brought in to replace Terry Fran-
cona, defended their departing
players.
“The bottomline is we haven’t
won enough games. That goes
back to last September,” Che-
rington said. “We just haven’t
performed on the field. As a
team we haven’t performed.
We’ve had individuals perform.
This is not about the four players
we gave up — anything particu-
larly they did wrong. We just
didn’t perform as a team.”
TRADE
Continued fromPage 1C
BOULDER, Colo. —Defend-
ing championLevi Leipheimer
openeda 9-secondleadSaturday
inthe USAPro Challenge overall
standings, while Australia’s Rory
Sutherlandwonthe uphill sixth
stage.
Leipheimer, the Omega Phar-
ma-Quickstep rider basedin
Santa Rosa, Calif., beganthe day
infourthplace —8 seconds
back. He was fourthinthe stage,
26 seconds behindSutherland.
The second-year race will end
Sunday witha 9.5-mile time trial
inDenver.
Sutherland, who competes for
U.S.-basedUnitedHealthcare,
completedthe102.8-mile stage
fromGolden, the last mountain
stage of the weeklong race, in4
hours, 6 minutes, 12 seconds for
his secondwinof the season.
Valverde wins 8thstage
COLLADOVIALBA, Andorra
—Alejandro Valverde overtook
overall leader JoaquinRodriguez
andAlberto Contador onthe
final climb to winthe eighth
stage of the SpanishVuelta on
Saturday.
Valverde surgedpast the pair
after the last turnto cap a gruel-
ing climb over the closing miles
ina winning time of 4 hours, 6
minutes, 39 seconds.
Contador struggledinthe
AndorranPyrenees before giving
way to finishinthe same time.
Christopher Froome couldn’t
keep up withthe Spanishtrio
andfinished15 seconds behind
infourth.
Leipheimer
takes lead
in Colorado
The Associated Press
ASPEN, Colo. — Lance Arm-
strong was feeling just fine even
after being beaten by a lanky
teenager in a grueling 36-mile
mountain bike race.
Better than fine, even. He’s
more at ease now than he has
been in a decade.
In his first interviewsince the
U.S. Anti-Doping Agency disci-
plined Armstrong with a life-
time ban from professional cy-
cling and vacated his seven
Tour de France titles, he said,
“Nobody needs to cry for me.
I’m going to be great.”
Armstrong couldn’t catch
Keegan Swirbul at the Power of
Four bike race Saturday, finish-
ing nearly five minutes behind
the hard-charging kid.
“It’s cool to get your butt
kicked by a 16-year-old when
you know he has a bright fu-
ture,” Armstrong said, smiling.
For a few hours, Armstrong
was back in his element —on a
bike and in a race.
No controversies weighing
him down, either.
The escape into the moun-
tains around Aspen was almost
refreshing. He took the time to
enjoy a bright, blue day and
soak in the scenery.
As for what lies ahead, Arm-
strong wasn’t thinking that far
— only toward lunch. Arm-
strong chatted for a few min-
utes before saying, “OK, I’mgo-
ing to go eat a cheeseburger.”
Before leaving, though, he
posed for pictures with the
throng of fans that gathered at
the base of a ski lift to watch the
racers finish.
Asked if there was anything
he would to say to his fans, the
ones who’ve supported him
through the controversy, he
said: “I thinkpeople understand
that we’ve got a lot of stuff to do
going forward. That’s what I’m
focused on and I think people
are supportive of that. It’s great
to be out here.”
Decked out in black and gold
and sporting a Livestrong em-
blem on his jersey, Armstrong
tinkered with his bike and gave
a kiss togirlfriendAnna Hansen
before pedaling off. Hansen was
waiting at the finish, too.
So were plenty of other mem-
bers of the Armstrong entour-
age.
His busy weekend was sup-
posed to include a trail mara-
thon Sunday. But he told The
Associated Press two hours lat-
er he was going to skip the race.
This competition simply
tookthat muchout of him. With
good reason, given all the
climbing the cyclists had to do.
And while Armstrong may be
banned from cycling, it certain-
ly hasn’t diminished his passion
for competition.
CYCL I NG
AP PHOTO
Lance Armstrong guides his bicycle through the small crowd after the Power of Four mountain
bicycle race at the base of Aspen Mountain in Aspen, Colo., on Saturday.
Armstrong says he’s at peace
By PAT GRAHAM
AP Sports Writer
C M Y K
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➛ S P O R T S
and state honors 50 years ago.
“A lot of people probably don’t
even realize that we won a title.
Most probably don’t realize that
we were one game away fromthe
World Series,” Mel Morris said.
“We are kind of flying under the
radar, but we had a pretty special
team with two pretty good pitch-
ers.”
To this day, the ’62 squad is the
only teaminDistrict 16 history to
win a state championship, reac-
hing what was then called the
Eastern Championship in Bos-
ton.
There, they defeated a team
fromthe home state, Newton Lit-
tle League, 6-1, before losing in
the Eastern Region final to Pitt-
man, N.J., 4-1. Pittman’s Dave
Chew tossed a three-hitter with
11 strikeouts in the victory. New
Jersey finished third at the World
Series, while San Jose, Calif. won
the title, 3-0, over Kankakee, Ill.
“That was a pretty amazing ex-
perience in itself,” Ken Jones
said, “just looking at all the his-
torical sites in Boston. It was
pretty impressive.”
In all, the teamfinished the all-
star season 10-1 and rode the
arms of Kern and Ed Dubil – who
allowedjust 24hits and14runs in
11games. The strikeout total was
even more impressive, with the
fearsome duo combining for 115.
“There was no question that
we had some pretty good talent,
and a team that could hit the
ball,” Jones said. “But we also
had two great pitchers, and prob-
ably two of the best pitchers in
the state. It was a teameffort, and
we all hada bigimpact duringthe
all-star season in some way.
“But make no mistake about it.
Charlie and Eddie were a big part
of it. Charlie was a big part of my
life. We played teeners together,
andalso hadgreat highschool ca-
reers at Lake-Lehman. I think we
won something like eight or nine
titles together, and Charlie was a
big part of that.”
Memories.
Talk with each member of the
team, andthe details are implant-
ed in their minds – throughout
the entire magical journey.
“The state championship
game was a well-played game,”
Bestwick said. “The guy we were
going against was throwing
curves, and our manager told the
players to wait for a strike and hit
it. There was an infield single,
two walks, and then, we drew a
bases-loaded walk to score the
run. Hardly did we know at the
time that it would be the only run
scored.”
The person who drew the
bases-loaded walk?
Jones.
“It was probably one of my fon-
dest memories of Little League,”
Jones said. “It was the RBI that
won the state championship.
Phoenixville had a powerful
team, which included Andre
Thornton, who had a really nice
MLB career with Cleveland. And
we got to knowAndre pretty well
during our stay in Williamsport.
He was a good guy.”
Jones can still remember the
ride back fromWilliamsport with
the championship in hand.
“Yousawthe cars linedup with
about 15 fire trucks waiting for
us,” he said. “Those fire trucks
took us through the Back Moun-
tain and we ended up in down-
town Dallas.”
Kings of the Back Mountain,
and still history-makers in Dis-
trict 16.
“It’s amazing that we are still
the only district team to win a
state title because our area has
seen its fair share of good ball-
players,” Morris said. “It was defi-
nitely a different path back then
becauseit was singleelimination.
One loss, andyouwere finished. I
don’t know how the talent com-
pares, now and then, but we
knew that we had a pretty nice
team. With Charlie and Eddie
pitching, weknewwewouldbein
every ballgame.”
“It was a team that always
fought in every game,” said Be-
stwick as the Back Mountain
team won district, sectional and
statetitlebyjust asingleruneach
time. “They were a well-rounded
group, but they were pretty com-
posed for 12-year-old kids. We
hada lot of kids that chippedinat
important times, but we had two
really good pitchers. It was a spe-
cial time for us andthe communi-
ty. We had no-hitters, and games
that went right down to the wire
– even down to the last pitch. I re-
member Dubil hit a home run
over theleft-fieldfenceandontoa
porch to win one game. We had
some great hits during that run.”
The history remains in tact, ac-
cording to Morris.
Twoof the trophies, the region-
al and state crowns, are proudly
displayed inside Dallas High
School.
“They were lost for the longest
time,” Morris said. “We actually
found them in Linda Parry’s
home. They were in pretty rough
shape, but we were able to get
themrefurbished and fixed up re-
al nice.”
The memories, though, will
last through time.
“It was quite an experience, I’ll
say that,” Jones said. “It’s amaz-
ing that it’s been 50 years. It
doesn’t seem that long ago. I’ll
never forget the times on the
baseball field with that team. We
were a special team that just all
gelled together. We had a great
manager and great coaches. We
didn’t know what was about to
happen.
“We just knew that we had
some good 12-year-old ballplay-
ers who loved to play. That’s all
that mattered to us. We loved the
game.”
KINGS
Continued from Page 1C
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. —
Bethpage Black lived up its
reputation because of the
greens, which in some cases
looked brown.
Sergio Garcia called them
the fastest putting surfaces he
could recall. Nick Watney
referred to them as extreme.
More than one player suggest-
ed the course was unplayable
Saturday in The Barclays,
certainly late in the afternoon
as the sun baked out the
public course on Long Island.
And yes, there were refer-
ences to Shinnecock Hills, the
private club on Long Island
where the greens were out of
control on the final day of the
2004 U.S. Open.
Garcia managed them just
fine.
With no bogeys over his
final eight holes, he turned a
three-shot deficit into a two-
shot lead over Nick Watney
with a 2-under 69. Such were
the conditions that Garcia
was the only player among
the final 18 to finish who
broke 70.
“The course is extremely
firm,” he said. “The greens,
just probably some of the
fastest greens I’ve ever
played. Just one of those days
where you knew it was going
to be tough and you have to
hold on very tight, and just
kind of hope for the best.”
Garcia went four years
without winning on the PGA
Tour and now has a chance to
make it two in a row and
return to the top 10 in the
world. He was at 10-under
203, and only four players
were within four shots of the
lead.
Watney, who made five
putts over 15 feet, went after
another one on the 18th hole
and this one cost him. The
ball raced 10 feet by the hole,
and he missed it coming back
for his only official three-putt
of the round. That gave him
an even-par 71, though still in
good shape to make a run at
his first win of the year.
“The course just kind of
beat you up,” Watney said.
He got one small measure
of revenge by making a 35-
foot putt on the par-3 17th for
the only birdie of the round.
By late afternoon, the green
was so firm that shots landing
near the front pin settled in
the rough or fringe behind
the green.
Tiger Woods, who started
the third round three shots
out of the lead, three-putted
for bogey three times on the
front nine alone. He had an-
other three-putt on the 14th
hole, this one from 15 feet,
and had a 72 that put him six
shots behind.
Canadian Women’s Open
COQUITLAM, British Co-
lumbia — Lydia Ko took a
one-stroke lead in the Cana-
dian Women’s Open in her bid
to become the youngest win-
ner in LPGA Tour history,
shooting an even-par 72.
The 15-year-old South Ko-
rean-born New Zealander had
an 8-under 208 total at The
Vancouver Golf Club.
Also trying to become the
fifth amateur winner and first
since JoAnne Carner in the
1969 Burdine’s Invitational,
Ko won the U.S. Women’s
Amateur two weeks ago. In
January, she won the New
South Wales Open in Austra-
lia at 14 to become the young-
est player to win a profession-
al tour event.
Lexi Thompson is the
youngest LPGA Tour winner,
taking the Navistar LPGA
Classic last September at 16.
Ko bogeyed the par-4 18th,
making a 5-foot putt after her
4-foot par try lipped out.
Chella Choi, tied for the
second-round lead with Ko,
had a 73 to drop into a tie for
second with Stacy Lewis,
Inbee Park and Jiyai Shin.
Lewis, a two-time winner this
year, had a 66, Shin shot 69
and Park 70.
Boeing Classic
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. —
Tom Jenkins holed out for
eagle on the par-4 third hole
and finished with a bogey-free
7-under 65 to take a three-
shot lead in the Boeing Clas-
sic.
The 64-year-old Jenkins is
trying to become the oldest
winner in Champions Tour
history. Mike Fetchick was 63
when he won the 1985 Hilton
Head Seniors Invitational.
Jenkins had a 9-under 135
total at TPC Snoqualmie
Ridge. He won the last of his
seven titles on the 50-and-
over tour in 2006. On the
439-yard third hole, Jenkins
hit an 8-iron from 148 yards
that bounced off the collar of
the green and rolled into the
cup. He followed with a birdie
on No. 4 and added four
more birdies.
Johnnie Walker
Championship
GLENEAGLES, Scotland —
Scotland’s Paul Lawrie shot a
5-under 67 to take a one-
stroke lead after the third
round of the Johnnie Walker
Championship.
Lawrie had a 12-under 204
total on the PGA Centenary
Course, the site of the 2014
Ryder Cup. France’s Romain
Wattel was second after a 63.
P R O G O L F
AP PHOTO
Nick Watney, right, and Sergio Garcia shake hands on the 18th green after finishing the third
round of The Barclays at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., Saturday.
Garcia builds a two-shot lead
The Associated Press
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.
—Too close to call indeed.
Track announcer Tom Durkin
couldn’t pickthewinner of the$1
million Travers Stakes, and nei-
ther could anyone else when Al-
pha and Golden Ticket flashed
across the finish line Saturday at
absolutely the same time.
The photo finish sign went up
immediately on the infield tote-
board at Saratoga Race Course,
and a few minutes later, the race
wasdeclaredanofficial deadheat
— the first time the Travers
wound up with two winners in
143 runnings dating to1864.
“I thought we were beat at
first, then I thought we won,”
said an ecstatic Ken McPeek,
whotrains 33-1long-shot Golden
Ticket. “I couldn’t tell. I’m
thrilled we finished in a dead
heat.”
It appeared Golden Ticket
would be alone in the winner’s
circle as the fieldof 113-year-olds
rounded the final turn and head-
ed down the stretch on a hot and
humid day. With David Cohen
aboard, Golden Ticket moved in-
side and grabbed the advantage.
But jockey Ramon Dominguez
kept urgingon2-1favoriteAlpha,
andthe game colt trainedby Kia-
ran McLaughlin caught his rival
in the final stride.
The crowd of 46,528 roared,
while McLaughlin and McPeek
smiled and high-fived each other
in the grandstand when the re-
sult was official.
“It’s a dead heat but it goes in
the ‘W’ column,” said McLaugh-
lin, who added a Travers win to
his Alabama scorelast weekwith
3-year-old filly Questing. “It
doesn’t happen very often in a
Grade1, $1millionrace, but we’re
all happy it happened today.”
The1874Travers alsoendedin
a dead heat, but Attila was de-
clared the official winner after a
runoff with Acrobat.
Fast Falcon, send off at 32-1,
was a neck behindthe winners in
third place. Atigun, also trained
by McPeek, was fourth, followed
by Nonios, Neck ‘n Neck, Steal-
case, Speightscity, Liaison, Five
SixteenandStreet Life. The win-
ning time for the11/4 miles was
2:02.74.
Alpha returned $4.10, $5.10
and $3.90, and Golden Ticket
paid $26.80, $26.40 and $11.80.
Fast Falcon, trainedbyNickZito,
returned $13.60.
McPeek is familiar with pull-
ing off upsets. In 2002, he won
the Belmont Stakes with 70-1
shot Sarava, who spoiled War
Emblem’s Triple Crown bid. But
he’ll certainlysharethis winwith
a fellow trainer from Lexington,
Ky.
“It would have been a heart-
breaker for either one of us to
lose,” said McPeek, who decided
on Tuesday to give Golden Tick-
et a chance in the Travers be-
cause several other options
didn’t pan out.
McPeek insisted Golden Tick-
et was training well, and would
run a big race. McLaughlin felt
the same way about his colt, who
matched his sire Bernardini by
completing the Jim Dandy-Tra-
vers double.
H O R S E R A C I N G
Travers history: Alpha, Golden Ticket in dead heat
By RICHARD ROSENBLATT
AP Sports Writer
AP PHOTO
Alpha (6) and Ramon Dominguez, who finished in a dead heat
with Golden Ticket and David Cohen, occupy the winner’s circle
after co-winning the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in
Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday.
Cole Tomei had a two-run dou-
ble in the sixth, and Hance
Smith’s solo shot with two outs
tied the game at 15.
“The message will be you nev-
er gave up,” said Hance’s father,
California manager Eric Smith.
“All we’ve asked of them all year
was their best effort. I never saw
them quit and I never saw them
think they were out of it.”
Luke Brown’s strikeout to end
the game set off a wild celebra-
tion on the field. Tennessee end-
edupnear their dugout infront of
third, giddy with exhaustion be-
fore theyhadtoget upfor the cus-
tomary postgame handshakes.
“I finally get to rest,” Tennes-
see catcher Cole Carter. “My legs
were killing me after catching
seven innings.”
The U.S. title game looked as
thoughit might alsobe a blowout
with Tennessee leading 15-5 in
the sixth.
That’s when Petaluma power-
ed up at the plate.
Every run that drew California
closer turned up the intensity in
the Lamade Stadium stands.
“Petaluma! Petaluma!” Califor-
nia’s fans pleaded throughout the
sixth.
Smith’s homer finally complet-
ed the comeback.
And soon enough, Tennessee
surged ahead again with nine
runs in the seventh.
LoganDouglas scoredonaner-
ror for California in the bottomof
the seventh with two outs to
make it 24-16, and anxious fans
wondered again if Petaluma
could pull off another miraculous
rally.
But it wasn’t to be.
“They certainly knew it was
going to be easy, but they weren’t
moping around the dugout,” said
about his team’s fortitude. “I’m
fine with that. I don’t think I’ve
seen a game like this, coming
back from 10 runs and then giv-
ing up nine.”
Butler hadsucha big day at the
plate his name at one point was a
trending topic on Twitter. He hit
a trio of three-run homers, in-
cluding the final one the opposite
way to right in the sixth to make
it 15-5.
After each blast, Butler looked
calm in the dugout, seeming as
collected as a big-league hitter in
a tense playoff game.
“Yes sir, first time I hit three
homers,” the 12-year-old slugger
said simply.
Japan relied on the bats in the
early game, too, getting five
homers, including two from 13-
year-old slugger Kotaro Kiyomi-
ya, for the international cham-
pionship.
Coach Junji Hidaka would
rather his team not rely so much
on the long ball today.
“We only scored on home runs
today, I would advise the players
not to try for more homers” Sun-
day, Hidaka said. “We need to
string our hits together.”
A traditional World Series
powerhouse, Japan has won the
international bracket five times
in the past seven years. But it has
won the World Series title game
only once during that span, in
2010.
SERIES
Continued from Page 1C
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Roger
Penske said Saturday he’s taking
his time deciding who will drive
his No. 22 car next season.
Penske released AJ Allmendin-
ger following his failed drug test,
and Sam Hornish Jr. has been
driving the car since Daytona in
July. But the search continues for
a full-time solution.
“We’vegot a lot of races left and
we’ve really got to take a look at
all the options until we get to the
final decision,” Penske said be-
fore the race at Bristol Motor
Speedway.
“You just don’t make a decision
like this. Sam’s running well,
we’ve got sponsors, we’ve got to
decide if we want to three cars
next year or two.”
Penske fields two cars right
now, but has roomto expand pro-
viding he had the sponsorship for
additional teams.
Joey Logano, in the final year
of his contract with Joe Gibbs
Racing, has been mentioned re-
peatedly as a strongcandidate for
the ride.
“He’s obviously a candidate,”
Penske said. “But there’s other
good people, too, that people
haven’t talked about yet. There’s
always a couple of rabbits.”
Penske declined to name any
other drivers, but said Hornish is
“absolutely” still a candidate.
Meanwhile, Matt Kenseth said
he expected to announce where
he’ll drive “within the next two
weeks.”
NODRAMA: A few comments
made after last week’s race are
following Brad Keselowski, who
insists he wasn’t accusing Hen-
drick Motorsports of cheating in
his remarks.
But there was a sting to them,
according to Dale Earnhardt Jr.
“I don’t particularly like the
things he says lately about the
company I work for,” Earnhardt
said at Bristol Motor Speedway.
“I take offense at the claims and
accusations. It’s just natural for
me to do that, but we’re friends,
and I don’t want any drama be-
tween (us).”
Keselowski finished second
last Sunday at Michigan to Hen-
drickdriver JimmieJohnson, and
talked briefly about rear suspen-
sion work some teams are doing
as “parts and pieces on the car
that are moving after inspection
that make the car more compet-
itive.” Keselowski did not refer to
a specific team, but it was as-
sumed he meant Hendrick Mo-
torsports.
N A S C A R
Penske in
no hurry
to select
new driver
EDITOR’S NOTE: At press time,
Saturday night’s NASCAR race was
still in progress.
The Associated Press
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Newport Township Little League joins Nanticoke
The Newport Township Community Organization recently presented a $600 donation to
the Nanticoke Little League for sponsorship of two girls’ softball teams, the major league
Red Devils and the minor league Red Devils. This year, for the first time, the previously
separate Newport Township Little League is now part of the Nanticoke Little League. Pic-
tured, from left: Newport Township Community Organization president Palmira Gregory
Miller; Nanticoke Little League president Wade Rowles; Little League vice president Dave
Buchinski; Community Organization first vice president Tom Kashatus; Little League trea-
surer Mark O’Connor.
Service! Tennis clinic underway in Freeland
The Freeland MMI Tennis Clinic recently concluded its first session. Pictured are partici-
pants. First row, from left: Lily Nowak, Maddie Dryfoos, Kyle Falatko, Evan Dryfoos. Second
row: Coach Mark Dryfoos, Kaitlyn McGuire, Kelsy Donaldson, Lew Dryfoos, Soprina Guar-
neri, Ryan Eschenbach, Katy Eschenbach, exercise science coach Joe O’Brien, coach Don
Cassetori. Absent from photo: Christian Badamo.
Local curling club plays host
A team comprised of members of the Pittsburgh and
Plainfield, N.J. curling clubs defeated a team from Whitby,
Ontario, 9-2, at the Inaugural Diamond City bonspiel, host-
ed by Anthracite Curling Club recently. The Pittsburgh/
Plainfield team completed the weekend with a perfect 5-0
record. The bonspiel was a round robin and knockout for-
mat tournament. Six curling clubs from the U.S. and Cana-
da were represented at the inaugural tournament. Two
teams from the host Anthracite Curling Club were entered
in the tournament. Each finished with a 2-3 record. Pic-
tured are the Diamond City bonspiel champions. From left:
Ian Webb, Aaron Dubberly, Rich Ashford, Don Baird.
Skiro scholarships announced
Two local athletes were recently presented the Kim Skiro
Memorial Scholarship Award. Shelby Jackloski and Will
Trowbridge received their awards along with $2,000 each
to be used in their freshman year at college. Jackloski and
Trowbridge will be attending New York University and Arca-
dia University, respectively. Each recipient displayed out-
standing achievement in academics, scholastics and com-
munity service. The scholarship funding was raised from
the second annual Kim Skiro Soccer Tournament, held the
first weekend in November at "The Pit." Donations and
tournament help is always welcomed and greatly appre-
ciated. Anyone interested in applying for next year’s schol-
arships may do so by searching the Plains Soccer website
for details. Pictured, from left: Shelby Jackloski, Don Skiro,
Will Trowbridge.
Silver medals for Crestwood duo
Crestwood’s Morgan Kile, left, and Lizzy Dessoye recent-
ly earned silver medals in field hockey at AAU Junior
Olympics in Houston. The Comets are preparing for the
WVC season as Dessoye enters her freshman year, while
Kile will be a junior.
Second-place finish for Fusion
The PA Fusion U12 softball team earned second place in
the Pig Pit Softball Tournament, held in Trout Run. Pictured
are team members. First row, from left: Payton Boler,
Megan Murphy, Tori Martin, Melinda Holena, Breezy Prynn.
Second row: Morgan Klosko, Jenna Lipowski, Melodi Ras-
kiewicz, Kiera Brown, Ashdon Clark. Third row: Coach Mark
Klosko, coach Marc Lipowski, manager Charlie Holen. Ab-
sent from photo: Brinley Sobeck, Tiffany Toporcer.
Widows capture five crowns
The Black Widows fast-pitch softball team recently com-
pleted its season by winning the Drifton Cup. The team was
32-8, winning five of seven tournament titles, including the
Eastern Region championship. Team members include,
front row, from left: Kayla Merchlinsky, Erin Belles, bat boy
Jason Paisley Jr., Mandi Black, Jolee Youngblood, Hannah
Rubasky, Talia Williams. Back row: Sam Pientack, Cheyenne
Gerber, Candice Van Horn, Becky Demko, Gabby Ziller. Ab-
sent from photo: Jackie Yurchak. Coaching staff: Michelle
Ziller, Mike Ziller, Danny Williams.
Flames catch fire this season
The Wyoming Valley Flames U16 softball team defeated
Muhlenberg 4-3 to capture the ASA Stonersville title in
Reading. The Flames are undefeated over their last 15
games, having been rained out of title runs in Binghamton,
N.Y. and Wildwood, N.J. in the last month. Pictured are
team members, first row, from left: Brit McNair, Caitlyn
Bogart. Second row: Rachel Langen, Rachel Roccograndi,
Kayla Cunningham, Madison Perez, Amber Grohowski.
Third row: Jess Luton, Haylee Bobos, Colleen Borum, Mi-
chelle McNair.
Big summer for Nanticoke team
Nanticoke’s 10-11 girls softball team won the District 16 and
Section 5 titles. Pictured are team members. First row,
from left: Jena Niewinski, Meghan Duda, Brinley Sobeck,
Katie King, Abbey Kotch, Liz Redenski, Stephanie Layland.
Second row: Lindsey Rowles, Alyssa Lewis, Kelsi O’Connor,
Kendra Ryan, Sabrina Holevinski.
Golf tournament raises $105,000
More than 220 golfers participated in the third annual
Onion Slice Open, hosted by Todd and Janet Bodine at the
Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountain Top. The tournament
raised $105,000 that will be invested in services to help
pediatric patients who are treated for brain injuries and
other neurological impairments at Allied Services Heinz
Rehab Hospital. The total raised by Onion Slice Opens since
2010 is more than $279,000. Pictured at the check present-
ation are, from left: Jim Brogna, assistant vice president,
advancement, Allied Services Foundation; Janet Bodine;
Todd Bodine; Mike Avvisato, senior vice president/CFO,
Allied Services Integrated Health System; Bill Conaboy,
president/CEO, Allied Services Integrated Health System.
Keystone Games success
Four Hanover Area athletes came home with medals from
the 2012 Keystone State Games, held in Harrisburg. Pic-
tured, from left: Marissa Metric (first, 800; second, long
jump; third 400 hurdles), Anthony Eck (second, 1,600; sec-
ond, 800), Carl Daubert (first, 400 hurdles; third, triple
jump), Matt Clemons (second, long jump; third, triple jump)
and John Westawski (second, high jump). Absent from pho-
to is James Lukachinsky, who also competed.
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➛ S P O R T S
OUTDOORS
Nescopeck State Park will
host the following
events in September (for
more information or to
register, call the park
office at 403-2006):
Thursday, Sept. 20 - Sus-
tainable Landscape Bus
Tour,9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 22 - Family
Paddling Program,9 a.m.
to 1 p.m.; Led by the
Pennsylvania Fish and
Boat Commission, the
Family Paddling Pro-
gram is a free, four hour
program for families
with children age 8 and
older who are new to
paddling. Participants
will learn about regu-
lations, equipment,
safety and paddling
skills. After an on shore
lesson there will be the
opportunity to test out
your new skills and to
practice re-entering
swamped canoes. All
canoes, paddles, PFDs
and safety equipment
will be provided. Partici-
pants should bring their
own water and lunch
and should wear clothes
that can get wet. Pre-
registration required by
calling 403-2006.
Saturday, Sept. 29 - Na-
tional Public Lands Day
Helping Hand’s for Amer-
ica’s Lands, 9 a.m. to
noon; Do you have a few
hours to spare to volun-
teer at one of your local
State Park’s to celebrate
National Public Lands
Day? Nescopeck State
Park will be holding a
work day to help with
landscaping, trail trim-
ming, litter pick up, and
work in the park’s nature
classroom. National
Public Lands Day began
in 1994 and is now the
nation’s largest, single-
day volunteer event for
public lands. In 2011,
more than 170,000
volunteers worked at
2,067 sites in every
state, the District of
Columbia and in many
U.S. territories. Regis-
tration is required by
calling 403-2006.
The Factoryville Sports-
men’s Club will hold its
regular monthly meet-
ing at the clubhouse on
Wednesday, Aug. 29 at
7:30 p.m. Members are
reminded to make ticket
returns for the Septem-
ber "Super Gun" event.
A limited number of
tickets may still be
available; please see
Kevin Weisenfluh.
The state Department of
Conservation and
Natural Resources will
host a bus tour high-
lighting seven sites
throughout Luzerne
County that showcase a
variety of management
techniques such as
riparian buffers, rain
gardens, parking lot
bio-infiltration, grass
parking pads, green
roofs, pollinator gar-
dens, native grassland
meadows, community
gardens and more.
The tour, which was also
organized by Penn State
Cooperative Extension
and PA Environmental
Council, will be held
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., on
Sept. 20. Participants
will begin at the Kirby
Park Natural Area in
Wilkes-Barre, where they
will board a charter bus
and travel to the Plains
Animal Hospital, Lands
at Hillside Farm, Butler
Township Community
Garden/Center for
Landscape Stewardship
and Design, Life Expres-
sion Wellness Center,
and Nescopeck State
Park.
The cost for the program is
$30 which includes the
bus tour, lunch, and a
tour booklet highlighting
our stops. Tour sponsor-
ships are also available.
For more information
and to register please
contact the Penn State
Cooperative Extension
at 825-1701.
Bulletin Board items will
not be accepted over the
telephone. Items may be
faxed to 831-7319, dropped
off at The Times Leader or
mailed to Times Leader, c/o
Sports, 15 N. Main St.,
Wilkes-Barre, PA18711-
0250.
BUL L E T I N
BOARD
I
t’s a classic American image: a kid
sitting on a river bank fishing for
catfish with a bamboo pole and a
can of redworms.
Its fishing made simple.
The way it’s supposed to be.
But in an age when bass boats cost
more than cars, we’ve gotten away from
the simplicity of fishing.
And not just from a financial perspec-
tive.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat
Commission is partly responsible for
making today’s fishing complicated.
The agency has enough regulations,
limits and restrictions that the most
recent summary booklet has 41 pages
full of them.
It’s gotten to the board where some
within the PFBC want to do what they
can to make fishing less complicated
and more laid back, while retaining
those regulations necessary to protect
the resource.
One area that could be targeted is
trout fishing, which is overwhelmed by
regulations.
It wasn’t that long ago when trout
fishing was defined by those places
that were stocked and those that we-
ren’t. The most complicated thing
about it was wondering what day of the
week the stocking truck would stop by
your favorite spot.
As a teenager, the simplicity of trout
fishing is what compelled me to spend
all of my free time on the water. I knew
the places that held stocked trout and
quite a few remote mountain streams
with thriving populations of natives.
All I needed was a licensed pinned to
my hat, a couple spinners, a rod and
hip boots and I was good to go.
Today, however, no longer are there
simply approved trout waters and
those that aren’t stocked.
Now we also have catch and release
areas. But there’s more to it than just
reeling one in and putting it back.
There’s also areas that are catch and
release fly fishing only and catch and
release all tackle, which is different
from regular catch and release which
allows artificial lures only.
And it doesn’t end there. There are
plenty of other waterway designations
when it comes to trout, including tro-
phy trout, all tackle trophy trout, de-
layed harvest artificial lures only, wild
brook trout enhancement program and
early season trout-stocked waters.
They all are unique, and each carries
its own set of regulations.
The designations do have merit in
that they are aimed to enhance the
resource and improve angling opportu-
nities.
But they have inadvertently made
trout fishing a complicated affair.
Dyberry Creek in Wayne County is a
good example. The stream is an ap-
proved trout water, but an 0.8-mile
stretch of it is listed in the catch and
release fly fishing only designation.
According to the summary booklet,
that stretch is located 0.19-mile down-
stream from the third bridge on Dug
Road upstream of the mouth, down-
stream to the second bridge on Dug
Road upstream from the mouth.
Be careful not to get lost.
PFBC commissioner Norm Gavlick,
who represents the northeast region on
the board, said some anglers have told
him they’ve given up stream fishing
because it’s just too complicated with
all the regulations.
“I’d like to see it simplified,” Gavlick
said. “We have so many times and
restrictions, can’t we do this in a sim-
pler manner so the average angler can
just go out and enjoy the day. Do we
need it to be that restrictive, detailed
and complicated?”
No.
The intent behind the designations is
good, but we can’t overlook the impor-
tance of the river bank and bamboo
pole days.
Enhancing the resource and improv-
ing opportunities are keys to promot-
ing fishing, but so is keeping it simple.
TOM VENESKY
O U T D O O R S
Keep it simple:
Back to basics
for Pa. anglers
Tom Venesky covers the outdoors for The
Times Leader.
L
ynn Appelman was shocked when
the Pennsylvania Game Commis-
sion announced the pheasant alloca-
tion for the upcoming hunting season.
Last September, two of the agency’s
pheasant farms were devastated by flood-
ing. Approximately 40,000 pheasants
either escaped or were washed away
when flood water ravaged the Loyalsock
and Northcentral game farms in Lycom-
ing County in 2011.
The agency hoped to double it’s pheas-
ant allocation the following year to
200,000, but many feared the flood waters
dealt a fatal blow.
“I thought there was no way to get to
200,000 when I saw the devastation last
year at the game farms,” said PGC com-
missioner Jay Delaney, who represents
the northeast region.
Last week, however, that goal was met
when the agency announced this year’s
pheasant allocation doubled the 100,000
annual production mark in place since
2005.
“I was shocked,” said Appelman, who is
president of the Central Susquehanna
Chapter of Pheasants Forever. “I couldn’t
believe it. Bob Boyd (PGC’s wildlife ser-
vices division chief in charge of pheasant
propagation) and the pheasant farm crews
deserve a hand for this.”
Delaney called the return to 200,000 “a
miracle,” adding the move should ignite
interest in small game hunting in general.
He hoped it would help the sport recov-
er from the hunter losses that occurred
when financial shortfalls forced the agen-
cy to slash its pheasant production in half
– from 200,000 to 100,000 – in 2005.
“Many pheasant hunters were up in
arms, but without a license fee increase a
return to 200,000 wasn’t going to hap-
pen,” Delaney said. “Later, we found mon-
ey through Marcellus Shale.”
Money realized through Marcellus
Shale leases on State Game Lands al-
lowed the agency to return to the
200,000-bird level, and now it’s hoped
that hunter numbers will take a similar
jump.
Appelman said the number of pheasant
hunters dropped after 2005 from over
100,000 to 80,000 as a result of the de-
creased allocation. Fewer birds in the
field meant less interest in the sport, he
said.
Now, with a allocation that has doubled
and a wild pheasant recovery program
that is showing signs of success in areas,
Appelman said there are plenty of reasons
for pheasant hunters to be excited.
“Pheasant hunting looks better now
than in 30 years,” he said. “We’re on the
right track and it’s energized a lot of
pheasant hunters.”
Delaney hopes to see results in the
next few years as more hunters buy bird
dogs and return to the sport.
He thinks it will happen, and the bene-
fits will extend to all small game hunting.
“Pennsylvania pheasant hunters wanted
this,” Delaney said.
Returning to the 200,000 production
level was only one step in the process.
The Game Commission also had to deter-
mine how to allot the pheasants to coun-
ties that would provide suitable habitat
and plenty of hunting opportunity.
In the northeast region, Bradford and
Luzerne counties will realize the biggest
jump. Bradford will receive 5,610 pheas-
ants this year, compared to 1,010 in 2010.
Luzerne will get 4,140 pheasants, 2,300
more than the 2010 allocation of 1,790.
Delaney said habitat improvement pro-
jects, such as the work done on public
land near the Francis Walter Dam in Bear
Creek, were responsible for the increased
allocations in some counties.
Pheasants will be released in four in-
season stockings, up from two during
previous years. Appelman said the in-
crease in stockings will help spread out
hunting pressure, meaning more pheas-
ants should remain in the field.
“The latter two weeks of the season
should be really good after turkey comes
in and diverts even more pressure,” he
said.
Pheasant population recovering from 2011 flooding
PENNSYLVANIA GAME COMMISSION
The Pennsylvania Game Commission will increase it’s pheasant allocation for the upcoming hunting season to 200,000. The agency
cut it’s allocation to 100,000 in 2005.
One miraculous comeback
By TOMVENESKY
tvenesky@timesleader.com
By the numbers…
A comparison of this year’s pheasant
allocation and the numbers released in
2010 in the northeast (by county):
2010 2012
Wyoming 640 1,170
Susquehanna 1,000 2,800
Pike 1,280 3,540
Monroe 1,090 3,260
Luzerne 1,790 4,140
Bradford 1,010 5,610
Northeast Region 13,500 31,680
Youth hunt set
Pheasants Forever Local Chapter 803, in
conjunction with the Pennsylvania Game
Commission and U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, will hold a mentored youth
pheasant hunt on State Game Lands 119 on
Oct. 6. Participating youths must be
between the ages of 12 and 16 and have
successfully completed a hunter safety
course. Volunteers with hunting dogs and
mentors are also needed. For more
information, visit www.nepapf.org or
contact Corey Wiesel at 570-282-6346.
Pheasants Forever Chapter 803 meets on
the third Wednesday of each month, at 7
p.m., at the Farmers Inn on Hillside Road in
Trucksville.
Game farms tours scheduled
The Pennsylvania Game Commission will
offer public tours of its four game farms on
Sunday, Sept. 30. Guided tours are
scheduled to begin at noon and conclude
by 3 p.m., rain or shine, at the game farms
in Armstrong, Crawford and Lycoming (two
farms) counties.
Tour stops will include hatcheries,
brooder houses, and rearing, “grow-out”
and over-wintering pens. Workshop
discussions will focus on objectives in
propagation management, including
sportsmen’s organizations participating in
raising day-old chicks provided by the
farms to increase local hunting
opportunities and surplus day-old hen
chicks that are sold to the public. Also,
after registration and before taking the
tour, visitors may view a brief DVD
highlighting farm operations throughout
the year.
When visitors arrive on tour dates, they
will be asked to register before game farm
personnel take them on a guided tour. In
order to maintain biosecurity and minimize
human contact with the birds, visitors will
be asked to remain with tour groups.
Directions to the local game farms are as
follows:
Loyalsock Game Farm: Lycoming County,
136 Game Farm Rd., Montoursville, PA
17754. The game farm is five miles north of
Montoursville on Route 87, but the Route
973 bridge over the Loyalsock Creek still is
out due to last year’s flood. The game farm
is 1.5 miles east of Warrensville on Route
973. Follow Warrensville Road 5.7 miles
north to Warrensville from the
Warrensville Road exit (Exit 23) of
Interstate 80. Tour starts at the hatchery.
Northcentral Game Farm: Lycoming
County, 1609 Proctor Rd., Williamsport, PA
17701. The game farm is 18 miles north of
Montoursville off of Route 87. Tour starts
at the hatchery of the Proctor (northern)
farm.
PENNSYLVANIA GAME COMMISSION
The Pennsylvania
Game Commission
hopes an increase in
this year’s pheasant
allocation will attract
more hunters to the
sport. “Pheasant
hunting looks better
now than in 30 years,”
said Lynn Appleman,
president of the Cen-
tral Susquehanna
Chapter of Pheasants
Forever.
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Teen tops Coors Classic Sporting Clays tourney
SUBMITTED PHOTO
The Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club hosted the annual Coors Classic Sporting Clays Tour-
nament on Aug. 11-12 at the club grounds. Over 170 shooters participated. Pictured above is
high scorer Doug Tomlinson, a 17-year-old student attending Wellsboro High School. Using
a Krieghoff model K-80, Doug bested all shooters by breaking 96 of 100 clay birds over
the challenging course.
The Pennsylvania Game Com-
mission has made its selections
for the 2012-13 migratory game
bird hunting seasons and bag
limits.
Annual waterfowl seasons are
selected by states from a frame-
work established by the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service. Game
Commission selections were
made after reviewing last year’s
season results, waterfowl survey
data, and input gathered from
waterfowl hunters and the pub-
lic. Final approval from the
USFWS is expected by late
September.
The Game Commission has
posted the annual waterfowl
and migratory bird season bro-
chure and zone maps on its
website at www.pgc.state.pa.us.
Game Commission waterfowl
biologist Kevin Jacobs said the
outlook is mixed for waterfowl
populations important to Penn-
sylvania.
“Banding studies indicate
most of Pennsylvania’s mallard,
wood duck, and Canada goose
harvests are derived from birds
breeding in Pennsylvania and
surrounding states,” Jacobs
said. “These populations are
monitored through the Atlantic
Flyway Breeding Waterfowl
Survey. This year, because of
the mild winter and early
spring, the Pennsylvania portion
of this multi-state survey was
advanced a week earlier than
normal for the first time.
“At the state level, the esti-
mated number of indicated
mallard breeding pairs (60,500)
was 35 percent below the 1993-
2011 long-term average of
93,000 pairs. Southeastern
Pennsylvania had the highest
density of breeding mallards,
followed by northeastern Penn-
sylvania. The 68,000 wood duck
breeding pairs estimated in 2012
was 31 percent above the long-
term average of 52,000 pairs.”
Jacobs noted that this esti-
mate could be the result of
larger than average numbers of
migrating wood ducks being in
Pennsylvania at the time of the
earlier survey.
“Trends in wood duck abun-
dance have indicated stable to
slightly increasing populations
across all years of the survey,”
Jacobs said. “Wood duck densi-
ties were highest in northwest-
ern, southwestern and north-
eastern Pennsylvania. American
black ducks were not observed
in Pennsylvania’s 2012 survey.
Black ducks have been observed
at very low and declining densi-
ties since the survey was initi-
ated in 1989. However, black
duck populations in eastern
Canada remain healthy, allow-
ing this species to continue to
account for about five percent of
Pennsylvania’s total duck har-
vest.”
In the Atlantic Population
Goose Zone, the regular snow
goose season will be Oct. 27-
Jan. 26, with a snow goose
conservation season to run from
Jan. 28-April 26. In the South-
ern James Bay Population
Goose Zone, the regular snow
goose season will be Oct. 27-
Jan. 18, with a snow goose con-
servation season to run from
Jan. 19-April 26. The Resident
Population Goose Zone regular
snow goose season will run Oct.
27-Feb. 28, and the snow goose
conservation season will run
March 1-April 26.
Young Pennsylvania hunters
will have two special days of
waterfowl hunting on Sept. 15
and Sept. 22. The Junior Water-
fowl Days will be open to those
12 to 15 years old who hold a
junior hunting license. To par-
ticipate, a youngster must be
accompanied by an adult.
During these hunts, juniors
can harvest Canada geese,
ducks, mergansers, coots and
moorhens. The daily bag limit
for juniors participating is the
same as for the regular season
daily limit in the area being
hunted. The only exception is
when September Canada goose
daily bag limits exceed the
regular season limit for the area
being hunted; juniors then can
take the September daily limit.
FEDERAL REGULATIONS
POSTED ON GAME
COMMISSION WEBSITE
In addition to posting the
annual waterfowl and migratory
game bird brochure on its web-
site, the Pennsylvania Game
Commission has posted a syn-
opsis of federal regulations that
govern migratory game bird and
waterfowl seasons to assist
hunters in finding answers to
questions.
To review the information, go
to the Game Commission’s
website (www.pgc.state.pa.us),
put your cursor on “Hunt/Trap”
in the menu bar at the top of
the page, click on “Hunting,”
scroll down and click on “Water-
fowl Hunting and Conserva-
tion,” and then scroll down and
click on “Federal Waterfowl
Hunting Regulations Synopsis”
in the “Waterfowl Hunting Reg-
ulations” section.
2012-13 WATERFOWL
SEASONS AND BAG LIMITS
DUCKS:
North Zone: Ducks, sea
ducks, coots and mergansers,
Oct. 6-20, and Nov. 13-Jan. 5.
South Zone: Ducks, sea
ducks, coots and mergansers,
Oct. 13-20, and Nov. 15-Jan. 15.
Northwest Zone: Ducks, sea
ducks, coots and mergansers,
Oct. 6-Dec. 14.
Lake Erie Zone: Ducks, sea
ducks, coots and mergansers,
Oct. 22-Dec. 29.
Total Duck Bag Limits: 6
daily, 12 in possession of any
species, except for the following
restrictions: daily limit may not
include more than 4 mallards
including 2 hen mallards, 4
scaup, 1 black duck, 3 wood
ducks, 2 redheads, 1 canvas-
back, 2 pintails, 1 mottled duck,
1 fulvous whistling duck and 4
scoters. Possession limits are
double the daily limits.
Mergansers: 5 daily, 10 in
possession (not more than 2
hooded mergansers daily, 4
hooded in possession). Coots:
15 daily, 30 in possession.
REGULAR CANADA GOOSE
SEASON & BAG LIMITS (in-
cluding WHITE-FRONTED
GEESE): All of Pennsylvania
will have a regular Canada
goose season, however, season
lengths and bag limits will vary
by area as follows:
Resident Population Goose
Zone (RP)
All of Pennsylvania except for
the Southern James Bay Pop-
ulation and the Atlantic Pop-
ulation zone. The season is Oct.
27-Nov. 24, Dec. 11-Jan. 15, and
Feb. 1-28, with a five goose daily
bag limit.
Southern James Bay Pop-
ulation Zone (SJBP)
The area north of I-80 and
west of I-79 including in the city
of Erie west of Bay Front Park-
way to and including the Lake
Erie Duck zone (Lake Erie,
Presque Isle and the area within
150 yards of Lake Erie Shore-
line). The season is Oct. 6-Nov.
24, Dec. 10-Jan. 18, with a three
goose daily limit.
Atlantic Population Zone
(AP)
The area east of route SR 97
from Maryland State Line to the
intersection of SR 194, east of
SR 194 to intersection of US
Route 30, south of US Route 30
to SR 441, east of SR 441 to SR
743, east of SR 743 to intersec-
tion of I-81, east of I-81 to in-
tersection of I-80, south of I-80
to New Jersey state line. The
season is Nov. 13-24 and Dec.
13-Jan. 26, with a three goose
daily limit.
Exception: The controlled
hunting areas at the Middle
Creek Wildlife Management
Area in Lebanon-Lancaster
counties, as well as all of State
Game Land 46 has a daily bag
limit of one, and possession
limit of two during the regular
Canada goose season.
BRANT (All Zones): Oct.
6-Dec. 3, 2 daily, 4 in posses-
sion.
LIGHT GEESE (Snow Geese
and Ross’ Geese):
Atlantic Population Zone:
Regular: Oct. 27-Jan. 26, 25;
daily, no possession limit; Snow
Goose Conservation Hunt: Jan.
28 – April 26; 25 daily, no pos-
session limit.
Southern James Bay Pop-
ulation Zone: Regular: Oct.
27-Jan. 18; 25 daily, no posses-
sion limit; Snow Goose Conser-
vation Hunt: Jan. 19 – April 26;
25 daily, no possession limit;
Resident Population Zone:
Regular: Oct. 27-Feb. 28; 25
daily, no possession limit; Snow
Goose Conservation Hunt:
March 1 – April 26; 25 daily, no
possession limit.
HARLEQUIN DUCKS, and
TUNDRA and TRUMPETER
SWANS: No open season.
Pymatuning Wildlife Manage-
ment Area: Shooting days at
Pymatuning are Mondays,
Wednesdays, Fridays and Sat-
urdays, one-half hour before
sunrise to 12:30 p.m. Ducks:
Oct. 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19,
20, 22, 24 (junior-only day), 26,
27, 29, and 31; Nov. 2, 3, 5, 7, 9,
10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24,
26, 28, and 30; and Dec. 1, 3, 5,
7, 8, 10, 12, and 14. Geese: Oct.
6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22,
24, 26, 27, 29, and 31; Nov. 2, 3,
5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21,
23, and 24 (junior-only day);
Dec. 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22,
24, 26, 28, 29, and 31; and Jan.
2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, and
18.
Middle Creek Wildlife Man-
agement Area: shooting days at
Middle Creek are Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays.
Shooting hours are one-half
hour before sunrise to 1:30 p.m.
Geese only: Nov. 13; and Jan. 17,
19, 22, 24, and 26. Geese and
ducks: Nov. 15, 17 (junior-only
day), 20, 22, and 24; Dec. 13, 15,
18, 20, 22, 27, and 29; and Jan.
3, 5, 8, 10, 12, and 15.
JUNIOR WATERFOWL
HUNTING DAYS (Statewide):
Saturday, Sept. 15 and 22. Open
to licensed junior hunters ages
12-15, when properly accompa-
nied, for ducks, mergansers,
moorhens and coots, and Cana-
da goose as permitted. Same
daily bag limits as regular sea-
son. Hunting hours to close at
sunset.
JUNIOR-ONLY DAY AT
CONTROLLED HUNTING
AREAS: Middle Creek is Nov.
17, and Pymatuning is Nov. 24.
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with an isolated shower or thunderstorm
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Highs: 77-80. Lows: 68-71. Partly cloudy
with a chance of thunderstorms.
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Highs: 81-87. Lows: 61-65. Partly cloudy
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with a chance of thunderstorms.
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BUSINESS S E C T I O N D
THE TIMES LEADER SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012
timesleader.com
T
he report released last week on
manufacturing in Pennsylvania –
along with recommendations by
Gov. Tom Corbett’s hand-picked ad-
visory council – is filled with predict-
able tactics, such as improving tech-
nical education, lowering taxes and
reducing regulations. That’s what you’d
expect from a group dominated by
old-school industries like metalworking
(six of 18 industry members on the
council) and paper products.
The ideas aren’t bad, they just don’t
sound original or daring; more like
pandering to industry’s pet peeves than
challenging business and government
to think hard about the future.
There seems no doubt that American
workers have fallen behind in the skills
required in modern manufacturing, so
better training is a no-brainer. Even
companies that make mundane-sound-
ing products can benefit from innova-
tive production techniques requiring
math and computer savvy.
So, the recommendation to offer tax
incentives to companies that establish
apprenticeship programs stands out.
This is an area where employers and –
dare I say it? – unions could work to-
gether for better results, as they do in
Germany. Unfortunately, the report
hardly mentions potential contribu-
tions by workers, other than as drones
to be trained and plugged in where
industry wants them.
“People really need pretty advanced
skills,” said Joseph M. Lane, vice presi-
dent of enterprise development at Ben
Franklin Technology Partners in Be-
thlehem, a quasi-public organization
that works with new and existing busi-
nesses to promote technological ap-
proaches to efficiency and problem-
solving.
The glaring omission in the gover-
nor’s report is minimal mention of
emerging industries with the potential
to provide employment for workers left
behind as heavy manufacturers stream-
line their production lines or lose busi-
ness to low-cost foreign competitors.
Barely over two pages of the 29-page
report are devoted to “Innovation Rec-
ommendations.”
Even what’s there is generic gobble-
dygook directed at established compa-
nies, like “Develop CEO growth forums
that allow for peer-to-peer mentoring
and collaboration.”
Where is the recommendation to
support new high-growth businesses?
“There certainly is a lot going on with
new, very high-tech manufacturing,”
Lane says. “(These) are going to be the
established manufacturers of the fu-
ture,” using “very sophisticated tech-
nologies” and producing products with
high profit margins.
I’m not arguing against reasonable
measures to support established manu-
facturers. Their products will be in
demand for years to come and their
employees generally earn good wages.
The Ben Franklin organization recog-
nizes this and devotes about half its
effort to helping these businesses be-
come more efficient. That seems like
time and money well-spent.
The report’s section on developing a
statewide energy plan – which is
deemed critical – reveals a myopic
focus on natural gas while paying lip
service to other power sources. While
gas certainly has many present benefits
to its users – notably heavy manu-
facturers – it’s dangerous to bet the
house on an industry that is Pennsylva-
nia-based only in the source of its raw
material, which, no matter how abun-
dant, has a finite lifespan.
Given the administration’s emphasis
on cost-cutting, even the best of these
recommendations may not move off
the printed page, since nearly every
one requires spending state money …
funding that is unavailable as long as
gas drillers get a free ride and a chosen
few, like the proposed Shell plant in
western Pennsylvania, get subsidies.
RON BARTIZEK
B U S I N E S S L O C A L
Manufacturing
panel should
look forward
Ron Bartizek, Times Leader business editor,
may be reached at rbartizek@timeslead-
er.com or 570-970-7157.
SEPTEMBER is just
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Teachers with valid ID and their
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Weis Markets has a nice deal on
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Here are a few ways to best use them
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• Head over to Shur Save with the
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you’ll get two for $2.96.
• Walmart is offering a deal where
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count, 90 calorie brownies at $2.50
per box, and get a fourth one for free.
Use the $1 off two boxes coupon and
get four boxes for $6.50.
A• CVS has Dawn dish detergent
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Since there are two Dawn coupons in
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• Take the buy-one, get-one free
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S
urveys this summer show back-to-school shoppers still
cautious in the face of a sluggish economy, but ready to
shell out more cash than in each of the past two years.
Even though 85 percent of those
surveyed by BIGinsight for the Na-
tional Retail Federation say the econ-
omy will influence their back-to-
school spending this year, a survey
done by the same research firm
showed the average family with chil-
dren in grades K-12 will spend
$688.62 on their children’s back-to-
school needs, up14 percent from last
year’s $603.63 projection and 13 per-
cent over the $606.40 shoppers said
they would spend in 2010.
Overall, consumers are expectedto
spend $84 billion on back-to-school
shopping, up a whopping $15 billion
from2011’s retail federationestimate.
According to the latest back-to-
school shopping survey issued by the
federation on Aug. 15, the average
family with children in grades K-12
had completed 40 percent of their
shopping, while college shoppers and
their families had completed slightly
more than 45 percent.
That gives retailers less than one
more week to compete for the re-
mainder of shoppers’ spending.
FRED ADAMS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
Jordan Hansen, 13, and his mother Kristi of Mountain Top do back-to-school shopping at the Wyoming
Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township.
Still making the grade
Back-to-school spending up despite sluggish economy
According to a survey
conducted among 8,509
consumers:
• Total back-to-school and
college shoppers will
spend $83.8 billion
• The average family will
spend $688.62, 14 percent
more than last year
• Discount stores, depart-
ment stores and clothing
stores are the most pop-
ular places for back-to-
school shopping
• More than one-third will
do their shopping online
• A strong majority of
both smartphone and
tablet owners will use
their devices to shop.
The survey had a margin
of error of 1 percent.
BACK TO SCHOOL
SHOPPING 2012
By ANDREW M. SEDER aseder@timesleader.com
See SCHOOL, Page 2D
WASHINGTON — While U.S. presi-
dential candidates talk tough about
what theyseeas China’s unfair tradepol-
icies, one fact gets little notice: Chinese
companies are investing more than ever
in the U.S. and supporting thousands of
American jobs.
With two separate billion-dollar deals
in a struggling chain of movie theaters
and in shale oil and gas, as well as other
major ventures inthe works, investment
from China is set to hit record levels in
2012. Its cash-rich companies have ex-
panded their presence here in the past
three years, eager to tap the lucrative
American market and U.S. know-how.
The jobs created don’t offset what
American politicians and some econo-
mists see as the millions of jobs lost be-
cause of China’s currency policies and
the theft of intellectual property. Also,
Chinese investment, especially in tele-
communications and other sensitive
businesses, isn’t always welcome.
But the growth in investment under-
scores howthe relationshipbetweenthe
U.S. andChinais morecomplicatedthan
depicted on the campaign trail. Cheap
Chinese products have benefited Amer-
ican consumers, and China’s massive
purchases of Treasury securities have
helped finance the U.S. budget deficit.
And while Chinese investment in the
U.S. isbarelyoff thestartingblocksgiven
the size of its economy, some believe it
could become a major source for Amer-
ican jobs.
“There’s a huge amount of ignorance
intheU.S. marketplaceof howtotakead-
vantage of potential Chinese invest-
ment,” said Larry Morrissey, independ-
ent mayor of Rockford, Ill., a city of
150,000 that hosts three major Chinese
companies. While money is tight in the
U.S., he said, Chinese firms want to in-
vest and have the funds to do it.
But inthe presidential campaign, Chi-
na seems to attract only negative atten-
tion.
“They steal our intellectual property
rights. They block access to their mar-
kets. They manipulate their currency,”
Campaign rhetoric misleads on China
By MATTHEW PENNINGTON
Associated Press
See CHINA, Page 2D
NEW YORK -- They’ve called from
pay phones. They’ve had furtive meet-
ings at hotels and even a church. On in-
ternal government documents, they go
by code names like Mr. X.
For the past year, whistle-blowers
deep inside corporate America have
beendishing dirt ontheir employers un-
der a U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission program that could give
thema cut of multimillion-dollar penal-
ties won by financial regulators.
A new bounty program has been an
intel boonto the securities industry reg-
ulator, which has struggled to redeem
itself after failing to stop Bernard Ma-
doff’s epic Ponzi scheme and rein in
Wall Street before the 2008 financial cri-
sis.
Motivated by cash and the chance to
rat out wrongdoers, tipsters are drop-
ping more thannames. Whistle-blowers
and their attorneys are turning over
boxes of documents, copies of emails
and even audio recordings of alleged
fraud or illegal overseas bribery.
“We are getting very, very high-qual-
ity information from whistle-blowers,”
said Sean McKessy, director of the
SEC’s whistle-blower office. “I was gird-
ing myself for what we were promised,
which was an avalanche of nonsense,
and I’ve been very pleased.”
Inthe program’s first year, 2,870 tips --
or about eight a day -- rolledinas of Aug.
12. And on Tuesday, one of them finally
led to the agency’s first payout: $50,000
to an informant who alerted regulators
to an investment fraud.
They declined to specify the case,
careful to avoid identifying the whistle-
blower. Some say shielding identities
could pose a challenge for publicizing
the program, but the anonymity prob-
ably will yield more information.
The flood of new information doesn’t
necessarily mean the SEC will be more
effective. In the case of Madoff, one
whistle-blower repeatedly sounded the
alarm years before the scheme blew up.
The whistle-blower unit now has seven
lawyers pursuing cases and plans to add
four more.
Some observers wondered whether
the agency has enough resources or ap-
petite to pursue complicated cases.
“I’m not sure the SEC is capable of
processing the informationit couldnow
Whistle-blower
program paying
off for agency
By ANDREW TANGEL
Los Angeles Times
See WHISTLE, Page 2D
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Thomas Churilla, Scranton, a
fourth-year medical student of
The Commonwealth Medical
College, was
awarded the
Physicians of
Tomorrow
award from the
American
Medical Associ-
ation Founda-
tion. Churilla
was one of 18
fourth-year
outstanding medical students
across the nation who received a
$10,000 scholarship to defray
medical school expenses.
Patrick J. Dempsey, chairman of
Dempsey Uniform & Linen Sup-
ply Inc., has received the TRSA’s
Lifetime Achievement Award,
the highest textile services
industry honor, for the expan-
sion of his operation to serve
businesses throughout the
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
Metz Culinary Management has
honored the following employ-
ees who best display company
values: Bill Allman, general
manager of the year, Lebanon
Valley College; Jim Dickson,
CEO award, senior vice president
of education and corporate
dining; Joe Landolina, vice
president award, health care;
Ken Bush, vice president, award
for environmental services,
Butler Hospital; Altoona Area
School District team, vice
president award for school ser-
vices; and Cavin Sullivan, vice
president award for corporate
dining, J.M. Smucker’s Foodser-
vice.
HONORS & AWARDS
Churilla
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PARENTEBEARD
John Reynolds has been promot-
ed as a princi-
pal in the firm’s
audit and
accounting
practice,
Wilkes-Barre.
Reynolds
earned a bach-
elor’s degree in
accounting
from the Uni-
versity of Scranton, and is a
graduate of LEAP, the firm’s
unique three-year leadership
development program.
KING’S COLLEGE
The Rev. Thomas Looney, C.S.C.,
has been named director of
campus ministry and college
chaplain. He
will also super-
vise the col-
lege’s Shoval
Center. Rev.
Looney holds a
bachelor’s
degree from
Stonehill and a
master of
divinity from
the University of Saint Michael’s
College (University of Toronto).
Ordained to the priesthood in
1987, he was awarded a docto-
rate in systematic theology from
The Catholic University of Amer-
ica.
FIRST NATIONAL COMMUNITY
BANK
The Dunmore-based bank has
announced several staff promo-
tions.
JoAnn Kotlowski, assist-
ant manager, Hanover Township
Community Office. Kotlowski is a
graduate of
Coughlin High
School and the
FNCB Profes-
sional Devel-
opment Pro-
gram. She
recently com-
pleted Profes-
sional Bankers
Association
graduate
courses and is
a certified
notary public.
Amy L. Camp-
bell, assistant
manager, Back
Mountain
Community
Office. Camp-
bell is a gradu-
ate of Wyom-
ing Valley West
High School
and the FNCB
Professional
Development
Program.
Claire Krause,
assistant man-
ager, Kingston Community Of-
fice. Krause is a graduate of E.L.
Meyers High School and the
FNCB Professional Development
Program. She is currently pursu-
ing a degree at Luzerne County
Community College.
BLUE CROSS OF
NORTHEASTERN
PENNSYLVANIA
The Wilkes-Barre based health
insurer recently added local
physicians Dr. Brian J. Marien
and Dr. James L. Sundheim to
its staff as associate medical
directors. Marien is an attending
surgeon at Wilkes-Barre General
Hospital and is a clinical associ-
ate professor of surgery at The
Commonwealth Medical College
in Scranton. Sundheim is a radio-
logist with Moses Taylor Hospital
in Scranton, and with Regional
Hospital of Scranton. Also re-
cently named as medical direc-
tor, network manager, and pro-
vider operations is Dr. John J.
Viteritti. Viteritti is an emergen-
cy physician most recently with
Lehigh Valley Physicians Group,
Allentown.
MCCANN SCHOOL OF
BUSINESS AND
TECHNOLOGY
Sherry Castrine was recently
promoted to
student place-
ment director
at the Wilkes-
Barre campus.
Castrine is a
graduate of
Pennsylvania
State Uni-
versity. Amber
Kuhl has joined
the admissions
team. Kuhl is a
graduate of the
College of St.
Elizabeth, New
Jersey, with a
degree in
communi-
cations.
CORPORATE LADDER
Reynolds
Looney
Kotlowski
Campbell
Krause
Kuhl
Castrine
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DEMPSEY’S DRY CLEANERS
Dempsey’s Dry Cleaners, a sub-
sidiary of Fashionable Laundry
Inc. of Dunmore, opened a
“drop store” at 16 S. Main St.,
Pittston on Aug. 20.
“We were excited about the
development of the downtown
area -- so when community
leaders reached out to us
about opening a store there, it
was an easy decision,” ex-
plained Fashionable Laundry
owner Robert T. Dempsey.
Vaccaro’s on Broad Street was
the last downtown dry clean-
ers, but closed more than 10
years ago.
Fashionable Laundry has been in
business since 1950.
Residents can drop off items
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. Saturdays.
Dry cleaning services include
individual clothing, such as
suits, slacks and blazers. Other
items, such as men’s dress
shirts, comforters and blankets
can also be laundered.
NOT SO SHABBY
Jackie Heffron and Chrissy Dixon
have opened the new shop on
Luzerne’s Main Street, selling
antique, vintage and hand-
crafted furniture and furnish-
ings for the home. “Re-use,
recycle and repurpose is our
mantra,” says Dixon.
Not So Shabby will help to find
something special or to revital-
ize an old piece of. Styles
range from traditional to coun-
try to whimsical, and there
also is a wide selection of
accessories, paintings, lamps
and linens.
Not So Shabby is located at 57
Main St., Luzerne, across from
House of Nutrition.
The shop is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday; 11-7 Thursday and 10-4
Saturday.
Call 338-2452 or visit www.face-
book.com/notsoshabbylu-
zernepa.
USA INSULATION
Jim Mintzer, Bethlehem, recently
purchased the local USA In-
sulation franchise serving the
Scranton and Allentown mar-
kets. The company specializes
in the installation of high
R-value wall insulation in exist-
ing homes.
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“It’s evident that there are
plenty of last minute shoppers
this year and for retailers (the
next fewdays) areof utmost im-
portance when it comes to at-
tracting families who still have
apparel, electronics and school
supplies to stock up on,” Na-
tional Retail Federation Presi-
dent and Chief Executive Offi-
cer Matthew Shay said in a re-
lease. “Given how much of an
impact the economy is having
on consumers’ buying deci-
sions, retailers will remain
competitive up through the fi-
nal sale after Labor Day, rolling
out web, in-store and even mo-
bile promotions to entice chil-
dren and their parents.”
This month alone, offers and
enticements have included free
kids haircuts at JC Penney, half
off – or better -- jeans at Aber-
crombie & Fitch, 40 percent off
everything at Justice, $10 jeans
for kids at Old Navy, free ship-
ping on everything purchased
from American Eagle Outfit-
ter’s website and notebooks —
the kind you write in, not type
on — for as little as a penny at
Staples or 17 cents at Walmart.
Joseph Ohrin, marketing di-
rector at the Wyoming Valley
Mall, says he’s noticed a few
trends this year including more
signage hypingpromotions and
sales starting muchearlier than
in previous years.
“I think the economy is a lot
better than it was a few years
ago,” Ohrin said, and that
means more money to spend
and more competition among
stores to get those dollars.
Typically, back-to-school
sales started popping up in
early August, Ohrin said. Now,
he noted, some started in early
to mid-July, just weeks after
some students were dismissed
for the school year.
“It seems tobe creepingearli-
er year after year,” Ohrin said.
Kurt Slusser, manager of the
JC Penney store at the Wyom-
ing Valley Mall, said on one re-
cent night the mall parking lot
was filled as if it were “a Satur-
day in December, not a Friday
in August.”
He said this past week was
likely the busiest of the back-to-
school shopping season, which
is second only to the Christmas
shopping season.
While JC Penney sales were
brisk, Slusser said, the market-
ing campaign that really got
people in the store was the free
kids haircut. He said 753 free
cuts given at the store through
Wednesday.
Kelly Hardy, of Plains Town-
ship, brought her 10-year-old
daughter Kelsey and 7-year-old
son Oscar in Wednesday for
their back-to-school cuts. The
promotion saved her $28.
“It’s fantastic,” Hardy said.
While JCPenney was able to get
theHardyfamilyinwiththehair-
cut promotion, they did not
spend money on back-to-school
clothing there. Instead she shop-
ped at Old Navy, where $5 polos
and $10 pants enabled to her to
dress her children for $150.
Another shopper who said
she would spend less than the
$688.62 average on her chil-
dren’s back-to-school needs was
Kristi Hansen, of Mountain
Top. Walking through the mall
with her son Jordan, 13, in tow,
she decided to wait until the
last minute to do her shopping
and chose the mall as her desti-
nation.
With bags in hand from
Sears, Aeropostale, Hollister,
JC Penney and Zoomiez, Han-
sen said she spent about $1,000
last year but she quit her job at
the Columbia County Prison to
spend more time with her fam-
ily. Withless income comingin,
she scaled back her budget by
50 percent this year.
She said by shopping with a
plan and not allowing children
to dictate what to buy, it’s pos-
sible to spend less than that
$688 figure.
“It’s doable,” Hansen noted.
SCHOOL
Continued from Page 1D
FRED ADAMS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
Oscar Marrero, 7, of Plains Township, gets his hair cut at
JCPenney by master stylist Jessica Bialko.
Republican vice presidential
candidate Paul Ryan told sup-
porters inOhiolast week. Heac-
cused President Barack Obama
of allowing China to treat him
likea“doormat”andvowedMitt
Romney would crack down on
China cheating.
Obama, whohassought deep-
er ties with China, says his ad-
ministration has nevertheless
stepped up trade complaints
and announced one in response
to Chinese tariffs on U.S. auto
exports during a campaign trip
to Ohio in July.
But both the administration
and the Republican-supporting
U.S. Chamber of Commerce are
actively seeking Chinese invest-
ment. They want to capitalize
ontheambitionsof state-owned
and private Chinese companies
to expand from the developing
world to developed countries.
The private Rhodium Group,
which closely tracks Chinese
foreign direct investment, puts
the total attracted to the U.S.
since 2000 at $20.9 billion. It
predicts that Chinese compa-
niescouldinvest between$1tril-
lion and $2 trillion internation-
ally by 2020 and a significant
chunk of that investment could
come to the U.S.
While China is still far from
emulating the outward expan-
sionof Japanesecompanies into
the United States the1980s, the
Japanese experience could be a
formative example. Fears then
that the U.S. economy might be
dominated by Japan proved un-
founded. Today, Japanese-affil-
iated companies employ about
700,000 Americans.
CHINA
Continued from Page 1D
AP PHOTO
Pin Ni, president of the American arm of the private Wanxiang
Group, an auto parts and renewable energy manufacturer that
has close to 6,000 employees in the U.S., said negative views
of China and political tensions between the two governments
deter some companies. Yet in reality, he said, that’s little im-
pediment to doing business.
be receiving,” said John Cof-
fee, a Columbia Law School
professor specializing in se-
curities matters. “There’s not
enough staff and the staff is
greatly overworked.”
But McKessy said the new
intel has helped the SEC bet-
ter focus its investigations.
“Good information isn’t re-
source-draining, it’s actually
resource-saving,” McKessy
said.
Under the program, tip-
sters whose information
proves crucial to a case could
get10percent to30percent of
penalties over $1 million. To
provide the payouts, the SEC
has set aside $452 million
from past penalties and fines
in an investor protection
fund.
The new program has its
roots in the Dodd-Frank fi-
nancial overhaul of 2010. The
Commodity Futures Trading
Commission started its own
whistle-blower bounty pro-
gram in January.
The SEC has come under
criticism for in effect out-
sourcing some investigations
by letting companies hire pri-
vate law firms to look into
some cases of alleged wrong-
doing.
The SEC maintains the
whistle-blower program has
been successful.
McKessy would say little
about what future cases may
result from whistle-blower
tips, other than to hint they
could bring bigger paydays.
“If they ripen the way we
think some of them might,”
McKessy said, “we could be
issuing checks larger in mag-
nitude” than the one issued
Tuesday.
WHISTLE
Continued from Page 1D
“We are getting very,
very high-quality in-
formation from whis-
tle-blowers. I was
girding myself for
what we were prom-
ised, which was an
avalanche of non-
sense, and I’ve been
very pleased.”
Sean McKessy
Director of the SEC’s
whistle-blower office
Q.: I am the only salesperson in a very
small software company. Everyone else
seems to have a clear job description that
matches their skill set, but I have many re-
sponsibilities unrelated to sales. To make
matters worse, the owner keeps giving me
tasks that I amnot qualifiedtodo. For exam-
ple, he recently askedme to create a compa-
ny Facebook page, even though I have abso-
lutely no skills in that area.
I would like to respectfully tell my boss
that I am overwhelmed and cannot handle
all these additional activities, plus my regu-
lar sales work. But when I said it seems un-
fair that I amthe only one being given extra
tasks, he just toldme to stop whining. What
should I do now?
A.: You have apparently made the com-
monmistake of describing a workloadprob-
lemfromyour own point of view, emphasiz-
ing how tired and stressed you feel. When
youaddedthe word“unfair,” your boss stop-
pedlisteningandlabeledyouasawhiner. To
get his attention, you must stop talking
about yourself and start talking about the
business.
For example: “I’mconcernedthat we may
be missing some sales opportunities be-
cause my time is split so many ways. Hand-
ling such a wide variety of tasks reduces the
time available for calling on customers and
developing new leads. I know you want to
increase sales, so I would like to discuss the
best way to handle this situation.”
For assignments outside your area of ex-
pertise, calculate how much time your
learning curve will take, then suggest a
more efficient alternative. With the Face-
book page, for example, you might propose
assigning the technical aspects to someone
with more experience, while remaining in-
volved froma sales perspective.
Finally, you should collaborate with your
boss in establishing priorities. List your re-
sponsibilities in order of importance, then
see if he agrees with your rankings
OFFICE COACH
Comment on workload can come off as complaint
Marie G. McIntyre is a workplace coach and the
author of "Secrets to Winning at Office Politics."
Send in questions and get free coaching tips at
http://www.yourofficecoach.com.
C M Y K
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MarketPulse
CONVENTION
Agood way to start an argument is to ask which political party is best
for stocks. When it comes to political conventions, the answer is
maybe. Going back to 1948, the S&P 500 has had an average gain of
0.3 percent during the GOP convention. It has risen 11 times and fallen
five times during that stretch,
according to S&P Capital IQ.
Democrats, on the other hand,
have seen stocks drop an
average of 0.2 percent during
their conventions. The S&P
500 has fallen nine times and
risen seven over that stretch.
To be sure, the pattern was
flipped last time. Stocks fell
3.6 percent as Republicans
nominated John McCain in
2008. They rose 2.7 percent
while Democrats nominated
Barack Obama.
SIZE MATTERS
The biggest stocks have been the best ones to own this year.
Consider the S&P 100 index, which includes only giant compa-
nies. It has climbed 14 percent in 2012 through Tuesday. That
beats the 11 percent rise for the S&P 400 of mid-size stocks
and the 10 percent rise
for the Russell 2000 in-
dex of small stocks.
Bigger has been better
because investors are
worried about the slow-
ing global economy and
have been choosing
“safer” stocks, Barclays
strategists say. Big
stocks tend to have
smaller swings in price
than smaller stocks. Big
stocks also tend to be
better dividend payers.
AP
REALLY, THIS TIME
For years, financial analysts have been saying that interest rates are so
low that they can’t fall any more. For years, they’ve been wrong, as In-
terest rates continued their 30-year descent. Last month, the yield on
the 10-year Treasury note
sank to a record low of 1.39
percent. But since then, it
has been steadily rising, and
some analysts say to expect
it to continue. Analysts at JP-
Morgan and Wells Fargo
Wealth Management both
expect the 10-year note’s
yield to end the year at 2 per-
cent. Several reports on the
U.S. economy have been
better than expected, includ-
ing the most recent jobs re-
port, which has helped to
push up yields. Source: FactSet Source: FactSet
10-year Treasury yield
Huge, mid-cap and small stocks
compared
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9
12
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A J J M A M F J
Mid-cap
stocks
Huge stocks
Small stocks
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15%
’82 ’92 ’02 ’12
Title: Head of Total Return Bond
Strategy at Artio Global Manage-
ment
What he suggests: Consider
foreign bonds with U.S. ones
Answers edited for content and
clarity.
Donald Quigley
One of the biggest fears for
bond holders is rising interest rates.
When rates climb, investors would
rather own the new bonds than the
older, lower-yielding ones. That
causes pricesof existing bonds to
drop. Donald Quigley says that
threat is real, but he doesn’t
suggest abandoning bonds. His
Artio Total Return Bond fund
(BJBGX) has returned an annual-
ized 6.5 percent over the last 10
years, better than 86 percent of
similar funds.
You own bonds from several
foreign countries, like Brazil. Are
they riskier?
Is there a risk to Brazil? Of course
there is. But you can look at Brazil
and ask: Who is really the
emerging market economy? Who is
really the banana republic? Is it
Brazil, or is it the U.S. or Greece or
Spain? Who’s running a trillion-
dollar deficit every year? It ain’t
Brazil.
Why do you own bonds from
Canada and Australia?
Australia’s debt relative to the size
of its economy is pretty low,
certainly compared to the U.S.
Canada is a very similar analysis.
They’ve gotten their act together
since the 90s, where it’s not a
country that has exorbitant deficits
and debt, and their banking system
is in great shape. So is the
Australian banking system.
Those are things that can help if
there is a global concern on
sovereigns being able to repay their
debts, especially if they came to the
U.S. That’s where I would bail out
to. Five years ago, I would have
said Germany. But the German
situation has changed (now that
they are being asked to help
support their European neighbors.)
So overseas is where the best
opportunities are for bond
investors?
We’ve got a position outside the
U.S., but it’s not gigantic. I think
there are also pretty decent
opportunities in some U.S.
investments outside of Treasurys.
There’s not much value in a 5-year
Treasury at a yield of 0.69 percent.
But if I can buy a pretty decent
corporate bond or mortgage-
backed security and get a yield of
1.5, 2 percent without taking a lot of
great? No. But 2 percent in a
low-inflation environment would be
good for the kind of investor who
says “I need to sleep at night.”
Should investors lower their
expectations for returns going
forward?
You have to factor in the threat
that interest rates could go up. If
interest rates go up just 0.5
percentage points, that will eat up
a fair amount of returns because
yields are so low now. But I don’t
want to tell an investor to go buy
the stock market. It’s hard to say
that the S&P 500 a screaming buy
if you think we might go over the
fiscal cliff (of scheduled govern-
ment spending cuts and tax
increases) or if Europe can’t get its
act together, which I think is a
fairly high risk. The idea of just
getting your money back isn’t a
bad thing.
Seeking
income
InsiderQ&A
AP
Economies around the world are slowing, making it
tougher for American companies to wring revenue and
profit growth. “There is an air of uncertainty that perme-
ates the world stage right now,” Joseph Tucci, CEO of
data storage company EMC, said late last month.
Emerging markets are still growing faster than the
developed world, but the severity of their slowdown has
been surprising. Europe’s economy is shrinking. The
U.S. is one of the few places growth appears to be ac-
celerating, but it is growing from a weak base.
Economic growth rates
In percentage
Slowing in Sync
Brazil
India
China
United
Kingdom
Germany
United
States
Why it matters
Among S&P 500 companies
that report foreign sales
data, nearly half of revenue
came from abroad in 2011.
Europe alone accounts for
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Air Products APD 72.26 6 92.79 83.33 -1.09 -1.3 s s -2.2+10.59 3 0.9 15 3.1
Amer Water Works AWK 27.31 9 39.38 37.39 -0.39 -1.0 s s 17.4+33.14 126.1a 19 2.7
Amerigas Part LP APU 37.00 5 46.47 40.80 -0.55 -1.3 t s -11.1 +3.37 3 9.2 ... 7.8
Aqua America Inc WTR 20.16 8 26.93 25.05 -0.27 -1.1 t s 13.6+18.53 2 3.5 23 2.8
Arch Dan Mid ADM 23.69 3 33.98 26.38 0.21 0.8 t t -7.8 —4.75 4 -2.4 14 2.7
AutoZone Inc AZO 290.59 7399.10 365.08 1.43 0.4 t t 12.3+20.05 2 24.3 17 ...
Bank of America BAC 4.92 7 10.10 8.16 0.16 2.0 s s 46.8+17.31 2-25.6 9 0.5
Bk of NY Mellon BK 17.10 7 24.72 22.43 -0.30 -1.3 s s 12.7+12.78 3 -9.6 12 2.3
Bon Ton Store BONT 2.23 9 9.79 8.44 1.00 13.4 s s 150.4+23.25 2-17.2 ... 2.4
CVS Caremark Corp CVS 32.14 9 48.69 45.56 0.25 0.6 s s 11.7+34.07 1 5.3 16 1.4
Cigna Corp CI 38.79 6 49.89 44.50 0.20 0.5 s r 6.0 -.71 3 -2.5 10 0.1
CocaCola Co KO 31.67 8 41.25 38.47 -1.06 -2.7 t s 10.0+13.23 3 9.6 20 2.7
Comcast Corp A CMCSA 19.54 0 35.16 33.95 -0.07 -0.2 s s 43.2+67.72 1 7.0 19 1.9
Community Bk Sys CBU 21.67 8 29.47 27.77 -0.50 -1.8 s s -0.1+20.59 2 9.2 13 3.9
Community Hlth Sys CYH 14.61 9 28.79 26.30 0.55 2.1 s s 50.7+35.29 1 -4.7 9 ...
Energy Transfer Eqty ETE 30.78 9 44.47 42.56 -0.71 -1.6 s s 4.9+22.38 2 7.6 26 5.9
Entercom Comm ETM 4.61 4 8.64 6.14 -0.33 -5.1 s s -0.2 +7.53 3-18.5 9 ...
Fairchild Semicond FCS 10.25 9 15.90 14.99 -0.55 -3.5 s s 24.5 +20.11 2 -4.1 25 ...
Frontier Comm FTR 3.06 4 7.58 4.63 0.00 0.0 s s -10.1—28.70 5 -9.1 29 8.6
Genpact Ltd G 13.37 8 19.52 17.81 -0.27 -1.5 s s 19.1 +9.60 3 1.0 23 1.0
Harte Hanks Inc HHS 6.16 3 10.24 7.00 -0.08 -1.1 s t -23.0 —8.38 4-18.9 ... 4.9
Heinz HNZ 48.54 0 56.00 56.27 0.63 1.1 s s 4.1+13.12 3 7.4 20 3.7
Hershey Company HSY 55.32 0 73.16 72.61 1.07 1.5 s s 17.5+29.45 2 11.1 25 2.1
Kraft Foods KFT 31.88 0 41.60 41.87 1.37 3.4 s s 12.1+25.75 2 7.9 21 2.8
Lowes Cos LOW 18.28 7 32.29 27.73 -0.14 -0.5 s s 9.3+39.18 1 -0.3 18 2.3
M&T Bank MTB 66.40 0 88.02 85.87 -1.41 -1.6 t s 12.5+19.55 2 -1.6 15 3.3
McDonalds Corp MCD 83.65 3102.22 88.92 1.56 1.8 t t -11.4 +1.66 3 14.9 17 3.1
NBT Bncp NBTB 17.05 6 24.10 21.08 -0.43 -2.0 r s -4.7+10.01 3 1.9 13 3.8
Nexstar Bdcstg Grp NXST 5.53 7 9.60 8.36 -0.39 -4.5 s s 6.6+32.70 1 -2.5 30 ...
PNC Financial PNC 42.70 8 67.89 62.05 0.00 0.0 s t 7.6+35.59 1 -1.0 12 2.6
PPL Corp PPL 26.68 8 30.27 29.28 -0.13 -0.4 s s -0.5 +9.29 3 -6.1 10 4.9
Penna REIT PEI 6.50 0 15.77 15.65 0.38 2.5 s s 49.9+58.17 1 -11.2 ... 4.1
PepsiCo PEP 58.50 0 73.65 73.06 -0.33 -0.4 s s 10.1+17.96 2 3.8 19 2.9
Philip Morris Intl PM 60.45 9 93.60 89.76 -3.62 -3.9 t s 14.4+32.36 127.3a 18 3.4
Procter & Gamble PG 59.07 9 67.95 67.02 0.02 0.0 s s 0.5 +9.29 3 3.0 17 3.4
Prudential Fncl PRU 42.45 6 65.17 54.62 0.43 0.8 s s 9.0+15.90 2 -8.0 7 2.7
SLM Corp SLM 10.91 9 16.89 15.82 -0.21 -1.3 t s 18.1+17.30 2-20.0 9 3.2
SLM Corp flt pfB SLMBP 39.00 7 51.42 47.05 0.50 1.1 s s 20.6 ... 0.0 ... 4.8
TJX Cos TJX 25.47 0 46.17 45.87 -0.04 -0.1 s s 42.1+66.61 1 25.3 20 1.0
UGI Corp UGI 24.07 9 31.51 30.38 -0.71 -2.3 t s 3.3 +9.47 3 6.1 18 3.6
Verizon Comm VZ 34.65 8 46.41 43.17 -0.89 -2.0 t s 7.6+23.86 2 5.7 43 4.6
WalMart Strs WMT 49.94 9 75.24 72.11 0.12 0.2 t s 20.7+38.03 1 12.3 15 2.2
Weis Mkts WMK 36.52 7 45.96 42.48 -1.47 -3.3 t t 6.4+16.54 2 2.4 14 2.8
52-WK RANGE FRIDAY $CHG%CHG %CHG%RTN RANK %RTN
COMPANY TICKER LOW HIGH CLOSE 1WK 1WK 1MO 1QTR YTD 1YR 1YR 5YRS* PE YLD
Notes on data: Total returns, shown for periods 1-year or greater, include dividend income and change in market price. Three-year and five-year returns
annualized. Ellipses indicate data not available. Price-earnings ratio unavailable for closed-end funds and companies with net losses over prior four quar-
ters. Rank classifies a stock’s performance relative to all U.S.-listed shares, from top 20 percent (far-left box) to bottom 20 percent (far-right box).
LocalStocks
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Most retail investors won’t
ever invest in a hedge fund.
They’re primarily for rich
people, college endow-
ments and other institu-
tional investors.
But retail investors can still
get a glimpse at which stocks
hedge funds are holding, al-
beit with a delay. Every quar-
ter, many hedge funds must
give a list of their holdings to
the Securities and Exchange
Commission in a filing known
as a 13F. Investors can peruse
these filings through the SEC’s
website.
Credit Suisse analysts
scanned through the 13F hold-
ings of the 50 largest hedge
funds to show which stocks
they’re making the big-
gest bets on, relative
to the market. Equinix
(EQIX), for example, makes
up just 0.8 percent of the S&P
400 mid-cap stock index. But
it makes up 5.5 percent of
the portfolios of the 50 larg-
est hedge funds. That means
that hedge funds have an “ac-
tive weight” of 4.7 percent in
Equinix (5.5 percent minus 0.8
percent).
This screen shows the
stocks in the S&P 400 index
where hedge funds have the
largest active weights.
Equinix (EQIX) $191.07 $80.85 $194.48 134.0% 4.7%
Endo Health Solutions (ENDP) 32.25 26.02 39.29 9.4 1.3
Lamar Advertising (LAMR) 32.84 16.49 35.99 77.5 1.1
Advent Software (ADVS) 23.64 19.00 29.42 18.2 1.1
Carter’s (CRI) 53.10 27.44 57.27 92.7 1.1
Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) 76.62 59.93 90.57 22.7 1.0
NVR (NVR) 805.90 554.71 879.99 34.1 1.0
Oceaneering International (OII) 54.83 31.77 57.16 55.6 0.9
Ralcorp Holdings (RAH) 68.20 59.28 76.96 -1.4 0.9
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American Funds BalA m ABALX 19.97 -.04 +3.6 +16.5/A +3.3/A
American Funds BondA m ABNDX 12.88 +.06 -.3 +6.4/D +4.1/E
American Funds CapIncBuA m CAIBX 52.71 -.21 +3.5 +12.3/A +1.3/C
American Funds CpWldGrIA m CWGIX 35.40 -.17 +7.0 +11.9/B -.5/B
American Funds EurPacGrA m AEPGX 38.59 -.06 +7.7 +5.3/B -1.4/A
American Funds FnInvA m ANCFX 39.38 -.20 +6.1 +17.9/D +.9/B
American Funds GrthAmA m AGTHX 32.92 -.07 +6.8 +18.0/C +.5/D
American Funds IncAmerA m AMECX 17.83 -.04 +3.4 +14.3/B +2.5/B
American Funds InvCoAmA m AIVSX 30.43 -.21 +6.3 +19.9/C +.2/C
American Funds NewPerspA m ANWPX 29.69 -.01 +7.1 +13.9/A +1.5/A
American Funds WAMutInvA m AWSHX 31.05 -.19 +4.4 +19.9/B +.7/B
BlackRock GlobAlcA m MDLOX 19.23 +4.0 +5.2/D +3.3/B
BlackRock GlobAlcI MALOX 19.32 +4.0 +5.5/D +3.6/B
Dodge & Cox Income DODIX 13.81 +.07 +.1 +7.5/B +7.1/B
Dodge & Cox IntlStk DODFX 31.74 -.15 +10.6 +4.1/B -3.3/B
Dodge & Cox Stock DODGX 116.75 -.73 +8.2 +21.7/A -1.8/D
Fidelity Contra FCNTX 77.28 -.06 +4.9 +19.6/C +3.5/B
Fidelity GrowCo FDGRX 96.61 -.23 +8.5 +24.4/A +5.6/A
Fidelity LowPriStk d FLPSX 40.26 -.17 +7.1 +17.8/C +3.7/A
Fidelity Spartan 500IdxAdvtg FUSVX 50.15 -.24 +5.7 +22.5/A +1.2/B
FrankTemp-Franklin Income A m FKINX 2.20 +3.3 +14.7/A +3.7/C
FrankTemp-Franklin Income C m FCISX 2.22 +3.3 +14.6/A +3.1/D
FrankTemp-Mutual Euro Z MEURX 20.69 -.30 +7.1 +13.3/A -1.1/A
FrankTemp-Templeton GlBond A mTPINX 13.19 +2.9 +3.0/C +10.1/A
FrankTemp-Templeton GlBondAdv TGBAX 13.15 +2.9 +3.3/C +10.4/A
Harbor IntlInstl d HAINX 57.76 -.31 +7.5 +7.0/A -.8/A
Oakmark EqIncI OAKBX 28.71 -.13 +4.2 +11.0/D +4.3/A
PIMCO AllAssetI PAAIX 12.45 +.06 +3.1 +10.0/B +7.0/A
PIMCO LowDrIs PTLDX 10.56 +.04 +.1 +4.6/A +5.5/A
PIMCO TotRetA m PTTAX 11.44 +.08 -.1 +8.3/B +8.7/A
PIMCO TotRetAdm b PTRAX 11.44 +.08 -.1 +8.5/A +8.9/A
PIMCO TotRetIs PTTRX 11.44 +.08 +8.7/A +9.1/A
PIMCO TotRetrnD b PTTDX 11.44 +.08 -.1 +8.4/A +8.8/A
Permanent Portfolio PRPFX 48.24 +.62 +4.1 +.8/E +8.5/A
T Rowe Price EqtyInc PRFDX 25.68 -.13 +5.7 +20.9/B +.5/B
T Rowe Price GrowStk PRGFX 37.30 -.07 +5.8 +23.4/A +3.0/B
T Rowe Price HiYield d PRHYX 6.79 +.01 +1.5 +14.2/B +8.1/B
T Rowe Price NewIncome PRCIX 9.88 +.05 -.3 +6.6/C +7.1/B
Vanguard 500Adml VFIAX 130.51 -.61 +5.7 +22.5/A +1.3/B
Vanguard 500Inv VFINX 130.49 -.62 +5.7 +22.4/A +1.2/B
Vanguard GNMAAdml VFIJX 11.07 +.05 -.1 +4.2/C +6.8/A
Vanguard InflaPro VIPSX 14.73 +.20 -.8 +8.1/A +7.7/B
Vanguard InstIdxI VINIX 129.67 -.62 +5.7 +22.5/A +1.3/B
Vanguard InstPlus VIIIX 129.68 -.61 +5.7 +22.6/A +1.3/B
Vanguard InstTStPl VITPX 31.84 -.17 +5.8 +22.0/B +1.8/A
Vanguard MuIntAdml VWIUX 14.33 +.03 -.1 +7.4/B +6.0/A
Vanguard STGradeAd VFSUX 10.82 +.03 +.4 +3.6/B +4.4/B
Vanguard Tgtet2025 VTTVX 13.43 -.03 +4.5 +13.2/B +2.0/B
Vanguard TotBdAdml VBTLX 11.15 +.06 -.6 +5.7/D +6.6/C
Vanguard TotBdInst VBTIX 11.15 +.06 -.6 +5.7/D +6.7/C
Vanguard TotIntl VGTSX 14.10 -.04 +8.7 +2.3/D -3.6/B
Vanguard TotStIAdm VTSAX 35.18 -.19 +5.8 +21.9/B +1.8/A
Vanguard TotStIIns VITSX 35.18 -.19 +5.8 +21.9/B +1.8/A
Vanguard TotStIdx VTSMX 35.16 -.19 +5.7 +21.7/B +1.6/A
Vanguard WellsIAdm VWIAX 59.01 +.15 +1.5 +14.3/A +7.0/A
Vanguard Welltn VWELX 33.80 +3.3 +16.0/A +4.1/A
Vanguard WelltnAdm VWENX 58.38 +.01 +3.3 +16.1/A +4.2/A
Vanguard WndsIIAdm VWNAX 51.04 -.36 +5.2 +22.8/A -.1/B
Vanguard WndsrII VWNFX 28.76 -.20 +5.2 +22.7/A -.2/B
Wells Fargo AstAlllcA f EAAFX 12.74 -.06 +3.8 +7.6/ +2.9/
MutualFunds
FRIDAY WK RETURN/RANK
GROUP, FUND TICKER NAV CHG 4WK 1YR 5YR
Dow industrials
-0.9%
+0.6%
Nasdaq
-0.2%
+3.8%
S&P 500
-0.5%
+1.8%
Russell 2000
-1.3%
+1.7%
LARGE-CAP
SMALL-CAP
q
p
p
q
p
p
q
p
p
q
p
p
MO
YTD
MO
YTD
MO
YTD
MO
YTD
WEEKLY
WEEKLY
WEEKLY
WEEKLY
+7.7%
+17.8%
+12.2%
+9.2%
Yields, mortgage rates inching up
Mortgage rates are continuing their slow climb.
The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage
rose for the fourth straight week, the first time that
has happened since April 2011. After falling to a
record low of 3.49 percent in July, the average rate
is now 3.66 percent, according to Freddie Mac. To
be sure, that’s still lower than the 4.22 percent it
was a year ago.
InterestRates
MIN
Money market mutual funds YIELD INVEST PHONE
3.25
3.25
3.25
.13
.13
.13
PRIME
RATE
FED
FUNDS
Taxable—national avg 0.01
Delaware Cash Reserve/Class A 0.10 $ 1,000 min (800) 362-7500
Tax-exempt—national avg 0.01
Alpine Municipal MMF/Inv 0.09 $ 2,500 min (888) 785-5578
Broad market Lehman 1.83 -0.14 s t -0.64 2.55 1.71
Triple-A corporate Moody’s 3.47 -0.20 s t -1.00 4.77 3.22
Corp. Inv. Grade Lehman 2.97 -0.14 s t -0.82 4.03 2.92
FRIDAY
6 MO AGO
1 YR AGO
FRIDAY CHANGE 52-WK
U.S. BOND INDEXES YIELD 1WK 1MO 3MO 1YR HIGH LOW
Municipal Bond Buyer 4.23 -0.03 t t -0.85 5.10 4.22
U.S. high yield Barclays 6.78 -0.09 t t -2.03 10.15 6.62
Treasury Barclays 0.97 -0.09 s t -0.16 1.34 0.80
FRIDAY CHANGE 52-WK
TREASURYS YIELD 1WK 1MO 3MO 1YR HIGH LOW
3-month T-Bill 0.09 0.01 t s 0.09 0.12
1-year T-Bill 0.20 -0.01 r t 0.12 0.25 0.07
6-month T-Bill 0.13 0.00 t r 0.12 0.15 0.01
2-year T-Note 0.27 -0.02 s t 0.06 0.40 0.16
5-year T-Note 0.71 -0.09 s t -0.28 1.20 0.54
10-year T-Note 1.69 -0.12 s t -0.54 2.40 1.39
30-year T-Bond 2.80 -0.13 s t -0.80 3.65 2.45
Money fund data provided by iMoneyNet Inc.
Rank: Fund’s letter grade compared with others in the same performance group;
an A indicates fund performed in the top 20 percent; an E, in the bottom 20 percent.
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Romney must wonder
how he got involved
with this crew. Here
he’s trying to talk
about jobs, jobs, jobs
— and his political
colleagues keep
changing the subject to a topic about
which an alarming few seem to know
anything at all: women.
Specifically, women’s plumbing.
Introductions are no longer neces-
sary for the formerly obscure Missouri
congressman, Todd Akin, who had
hoped to snatch Democrat Claire
McCaskill’s Senate seat. For those who
didn’t pay their cable bill, Akin recently
assured Americans that in cases of
“legitimate rape,” women don’t get
pregnant because “the female body has
ways to try to shut that whole thing
down.”
To think we’ve overlooked this fail-
safe method of birth control. More
legitimate rape; fewer unwanted chil-
dren. It has a certain Talibanesque ring
to it.
All Hades broke loose, one is grateful
to note, despite Akin’s lame attempts at
penitence. From Romney to Karl Rove,
condemnation of Akin’s remarks was
stern, with many calling for him to step
out of the race. Yet even Akin’s apology
and self-correction were mealy-
mouthed and lacking in, shall we say,
remorse born of clarity.
In a hastily constructed ad released
Tuesday, Akin tried to organize his
thoughts: “Rape is an evil act,” he said,
apparently appealing to those who still
weren’t sure. “I used the wrong words
in the wrong way and for that I apol-
ogize. ... I have a compassionate heart
for the victims of sexual assault. I pray
for them.”
Of course words were never the prob-
lem. The “thinking” was the problem.
Akin’s belief that legitimate rape so
scrambles the female’s signals that even
biology is thwarted was born of con-
versations he says he had with doctors.
Akin at least should surrender the
names of those doctors so that they can
be removed from the practice of med-
icine. For those still confused, raped
women do get pregnant, which is why
many who are strongly pro-life never-
theless allow abortion exceptions for
rape victims. Even so, the Republican
Party platform calls for a “human life”
amendment to the Constitution that,
strictly applied, likely would prohibit
any abortion under any circumstances.
Akin’s gift to Democrats wasn’t just a
probable campaign killer for him per-
sonally. It also reminded critics that
Akin once co-sponsored legislation
with Paul Ryan re-defining rape as
“forcible” versus, what, voluntary? To
be fair, there is a difference between
morning-after remorse that some call
“rape” and rape as most understand it.
But for these purposes, as President
Obama said, “Rape is rape.” Does a
raped woman need bruises to qualify
for an abortion?
More broadly, Akin’s comments fur-
thered the perception that Republicans
are waging a war on women.
The gender gap exists for a reason.
Whether mandating transvaginal
probes prior to abortion under “in-
formed consent” logic or misunder-
standing basic biology, Republicans
have managed to alienate a fair portion
of the female population. Even pro-life
women will have a hard time standing
by men who are so willfully ignorant.
These episodes not only are embar-
rassing, but they shift debate from the
profound to the ridiculous.
One Catholic strategist close to GOP
anti-abortion discussions put it this way
to me: “Any politician is an idiot if he
cannot speak eloquently on the tragedy
of abortion, with compassion for wom-
en and a sense of recognition also for
the life of the child. ... Akin does a
disservice to the cause of educating
Americans about the humanity of the
unborn child. Honestly, though, he is
the exception.”
Perhaps so, but the cumulative effect
of Republican actions aimed at limiting
women’s access to abortion rather than
seeking remedy through education
poses an existential threat to the GOP.
You don’t change people’s hearts by
insulting their minds.
COMMENTARY
K A T H L E E N P A R K E R
Basic biology
escapes an
ignorant GOP
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HERE’S WHAT AN
idiot I was: I thought it
was going to be fun.
Scary, yes – the
lights would go out,
the winds would howl,
the windows would
rattle – but essentially
harmless for all that. It would be fun, in
a ghost-stories-in-the dark, shiver-up-
your-back kind of way. We would camp
out in the house, eating bologna sand-
wiches and play board games while
waiting for the lights to come back on.
We had been gone for a week, a family
road trip to Washington and Atlanta,
and this was before the Internet was
ubiquitous, back when it was still pos-
sible to unplug from the inflow of in-
formation. I had not seen a paper or
watched the news since we left Miami.
So it was not until the night before we
returned, when I chanced to be watch-
ing television in a Savannah, Ga., motel,
that we learned a hurricane was bearing
down on South Florida.
We stopped in Daytona Beach the
next day and called our neighbors from
a pay phone. Pam and Joe told us to, for
God’s sake, stay where we were, but we
shined them on. I didn’t want to miss
the fun.
That was 20 years ago this month
and, needless to say, “fun” is the last
word anyone who went through it
would use to describe Hurricane An-
drew. Because we had not been there to
board up the windows, we spent that
night in a defenseless home. We didn’t
initially understand what we’d wan-
dered into. At one point, water was
spitting through the vent in the kitchen
ceiling, and my wife was laying down
newspaper because she didn’t want it to
ruin her floor. I pulled her clear just
before the ceiling came crashing in.
That’s when we understood. We hud-
dled in a closet the rest of the night, me,
her and our five children, ages 18 years
down to 23 months, listening fearfully
to the thumping, howling and shatter-
ing of the storm.
Have you ever felt a wall breathing?
Expanding and contracting like lungs? I
felt the closet wall breathing against my
back all night long. It was the first time
in my life — the only time, thank you,
God — I ever felt the reality, the immi-
nence, the nearness, the likelihood of
my own death. It had, shall we say, a
centering effect.
But the roof over us held and when
morning came, we stepped from that
bunker unscathed. Looking back, that
seems miraculous to me. The rest of the
house was destroyed, sunlight rushing
through where the living room roof had
been. Almost everything we owned was
damaged or destroyed — clothing,
record albums, books, furniture, my
wife’s car, photos, appliances. We had
little food, no water. The TV was face-
down in a puddle.
And you know what? It didn’t matter.
Not even a little bit.
Everybody says that, of course: “It’s
only stuff; it’s not important.” Most of
the time, I think, that’s just lip service.
Ours is a culture of acquisition, where
people literally kill and die for stuff, for
DVD players, Jordans and iPads. I don’t
think you can appreciate how unimpor-
tant stuff truly is until all your stuff is
gone and you, against the odds, are not.
This is the lesson the storm taught
me. Twenty years later, I live in a new
home with new stuff. But the lesson has
never left.
The night after the storm, I wandered
through that broken house in the dark, I
had no idea what would happen next,
how I would feed, clothe or house my
family. But I do not remember feeling
despair. All I remember is gratitude.
I looked up through where the ceiling
had been and I could see the stars. I am
a lifelong child of the city and I realized
I’d never actually seen the stars; most of
them always had been lost in the wash
of light from the streetlamps and gas-
station signs of Earth. But there were no
lights or signs now, and there they were,
an endless field of diamonds glittering
upon an infinity of black. For a long
moment, I just stood there, looking up.
I’d never seen anything more beauti-
ful in my life.
COMMENTARY
L E O N A R D P I T T S J R .
20 years later,
a hurricane’s
lesson lives on
Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the
Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132.
Readers may write to him via email at
lpitts@miamiherald.com.
T
RENTON, N.J. - Chris Christie takes the stage next week at the Republican National
Convention for a keynote address that will give the New Jersey governor his largest
audience yet. • Last week, Christie was on vacation at the Jersey Shore, where he
eschewed speechwriters and was drafting his own version of the address he’ll give in
Tampa, Fla., before Republicans nominate Mitt Romney. Christie has been running
potential lines past friends andadvisers, saidthose familiar withhis speech. But what exactly
the speech itself will say, Christie is keeping as private as he can for now. • Analysts say
Christie has an opportunity to set himself up for a 2016 presidential bid.
But there are keynote speeches
people remember, and then there are
those they don’t. Barack Obama de-
livered a speech at the 2004 Demo-
cratic National Convention that
stayed with people and led to his suc-
cessful presidential bidfour years lat-
er. Others — like U.S. Sen. Bill Bra-
dley, whowas the featuredspeaker in
1992 — weren’t as lucky.
“It gives you a prime time national
stage and that’s something that even
money can’t buy,” said Bob McHugh,
a former journalist who was later a
spokesman for Republican New Jer-
sey Govs. Tom Kean and Christine
Whitman.
Not every speech leads to a run for
the White House. Bradleywas unsuc-
cessful at getting the Democratic
Party’s support in 2000 despite shar-
ing the stage with two other keynote
speakers at the1992 convention. And
even though New York City Mayor
Rudolph Giuliani is well known, his
keynote at the 2004 Republican Na-
tional Convention wasn’t notable
enough to help his presidential bid
four years later.
Others don’t seek national office.
Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards,
then her state’s treasurer, gave the
keynote at the Democratic National
Convention in 1988, making head-
lines for saying then-Vice President
George H.W. Bush was “born with a
silver foot in his mouth.”
Richards’ sarcastic speech was
popular and she went on to become
governor. Richards never made a na-
tional run; instead, then-Arkansas
Gov. Bill Clinton — who gave such a
long-winded nominating speech at
the same conventionthat people said
it wouldruinhis career —went onto
win the presidency four years later.
Clinton’s speech was opening
night, which traditionally sees fewer
attendees than the keynote address
andfinal night whenthe party’s nom-
inee addresses the crowd. And gone
are the days of television networks
broadcastingconventions start tofin-
ish. The keynote is a time slot, how-
ever, that will air in prime time.
“When you give the keynote
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Mitt Romney December 7, 2011 in West Des Moines, Iowa.
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platforms and pledges, they might also
contemplate a seminar for Republican men
about how the fairer sex works. Recog-
nizing that attendance could be humili-
ating, they could put a brown wrapper
around it (note to Akin supporters: this is a
metaphor) and call it something deceptive-
ly innocuous, such as: “Golf and Skinny-
Dipping, from the Sea of Galilee to the
Gulf of Mexico.”
Once attendees are seated, Condoleezza
Rice and Darla Moore, recently named the
first women members of Augusta National
Golf Club, could conduct a PowerPoint
presentation of the female reproductive
system.
Given the likelihood of a large audience,
the GOP might need a bigger tent than
usual.
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speech, you’re a supporting player
whether you want to be or not,”
McHugh said. “You end up being the
best supporting actor or you end up
being someone that’s never heard
from again.”
Ross Baker, a political science pro-
fessor at Rutgers University, lists Oba-
ma, Clinton and Richards among the
more notable speeches. He also points
to Hubert Humphrey’s 1948 speech
that led Democratic Southern state
delegates to walk out of the conven-
tion hall in protest when he called on
them to “come out of the shadows of
segregation and walk in the sunlight
of civil rights.”
“It was a lovely speech,” Baker said.
Andwhile it wasn’t a keynote, Baker
said, perhaps the most ironic oration
was Ohio delegate James A. Garfield’s
1880 nominating speech in support of
John Sherman, who at the time was
the Republican presidential candi-
date.
“Garfield’s speech was so elegant
and beautiful they nominated him in-
stead of Sherman,” Baker said, adding
that it is unlikely something like that
would happen again. “I cannot imag-
ine that the people in Tampa, after
Christie’s speech, would turn on Rom-
ney and say this is the guy we want.”
McHugh, who covered the 1988
GOP convention for The Associated
Press, also points to Kean’s speech.
“He wasn’t known as a great orator,
but he had a reputation as a great gov-
ernor and he also had a deep personal
relationship with (George H.W.) Bush
so he gave a good speech,” McHugh
said.
But Baker said a speech like Kean’s
wouldn’t go over well now.
“There’s a situation in where a
man’s personality really did come
through - an absolutely generous, spir-
ited, big-hearted man and he gave that
kind of speech,” Baker said. “But I
think the Republican party of today
would find it insipid and kind of Pol-
lyanna-ish.”
In his speech, Kean criticized the
Democrats for changing the colors on
the American flag to pink, azure and
eggshell because it looked better on
television.
“Well I don’t know about you, but I
believe Americans, Democrat and Re-
publican alike, have no use for pastel
patriotism,” Kean said.
McHugh said the statement
seemedout of character for Kean, who
was known for his bipartisanship.
“Youhave togive a goodspeech, but
you also have to do as you’re told,” he
said. “Tom Kean, I don’t think would
have used the phrase ’pastel patriot-
ism’ himself, although he was a very,
very dyed-in-the-wool Republican.”
NewYork Gov. Mario Cuomo’s1984
keynote also made an impression that
left people talking about himas a pos-
sible Democratic presidential candi-
date up until 2000, McHugh said.
“The guy was gifted as an orator;
not that many politicians are any-
more,” he said.
While Christie can command a
crowd, McHugh said his style is mark-
edly different from Cuomo’s.
“Cuomo was sort of classically ele-
gant, almost in the academic tradition
of rhetoric,” he said. “The words sort
of rolled off his tongue.”
Both Baker and McHugh describe
Christie’s blunt style in one word —
“Jersey.”
“The governor does have a tenden-
cy to go over the top,” Baker said.
“With a prepared statement though, I
think he will be restrained. But he’s
got to have red meat in that speech,
too, for the conservatives.”
And while Baker said convention
speeches are usually heavily vetted,
the goal is also for the speaker’s per-
sonality to shine through. Christie’s
speech will ultimately go through the
Romney campaign for final approval.
“Clearly, the person who draws that
assignment is basically getting the leg
up on everybody for the party nomi-
nation four years hence,” Baker said.
“There’s a very strong tendency not to
blow it, to really do a good job.”
McHugh said personality is the rea-
son GOP presidential candidate Mitt
Romney gave Christie the keynote.
“They picked him because he’s Jer-
sey, but he can’t be calling Obama an
idiot or a nut job,” said McHugh, add-
ing after a pause: “Or maybe he will.”
CHRISTIE
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IN Hollywood, everyone
wants to be a director. The
actors. The shoe salesmen.
You can stop a 5-year-old, ask
him if he wants an ice cream,
and he’ll say, “Yeah! ... But I
really want to direct.”
I have no such desires. I write. That’s
enough. By the time I finish most of my work,
I never want to look at it again, much less film
it.
But life is funny. A few months ago, a friend
named Jon Avnet (who produced “Risky Busi-
ness” and directed “Fried Green Tomatoes”)
asked me to write a short script for a new
YouTube Web channel he and a pal were start-
ing up called “WIGS.” No real money. More of
a onetime fun thing.
So I did it. A little 12-minute story. I gave it
to Jon. And he said: “Great. You want to direct
it?”
And I said ... “Nah.”
(“IDIOT!” I hear everyone shouting. “Who
turns DOWN a chance to direct? Were you
BORN stupid?” Well. No. Not that I recall.)
I said I had no idea how to direct. He said
he would help me. I said why would anyone
listen to me? He said they’d listen to him.
“OK, Jon, fine,” I said. “As long as you sit
next to me the entire time.”
“Absolutely.”
I arrived for shooting. And there was Jon,
drinking a coffee. And I sat down in the wood-
en director’s chair, looked over ...
And he was gone.
Now let me set the stage here. (Oops. Does
that sound like I’m directing?) Our lead ac-
tress was the wonderful Catherine O’Hara,
star of the “Home Alone” series, “Beetlejuice”
and hysterical movies such as “Best in Show”
and “A Mighty Wind.” I am awed by her comic
talent. So when I met her, compelled to be as
cool as possible (since I was, after all, her
director), I shook her hand and shared this
creative thought:
“I don’t know what I’m doing.”
She smiled nervously. I asked how she saw
her role. “Oh, God, don’t ask me,” she said,
almost panicked. She then related how, when
she directed her first piece, she made the
mistake of inviting input from the crew. From
that moment on, she had 700 people in her
ear.
“Just tell me what you want,” she said.
“You got it,” I said.
I frantically looked for Jon.
Meanwhile, our other star was Anthony
“Cass” Castelow, who is from Detroit. He
played a homeless man. Cass actually was
homeless for a while, and he now works with
other homeless folks at a Detroit church. In
other words, he is not an actor, which I
thought was perfect. Until I realized I had to
direct him.
“Ready?” everyone was asking. The lighting
people, the grips, the makeup folks, the sound
guys.
“What do I do?” I whispered to someone.
“You say ‘action,’” he whispered back.
“Oh.” I swallowed. “Uh ... action?”
The next two days were insane. Cameramen
asking if we wanted the “75” or the “50”?
Lighting people calling for gobos and bounce
boards. A rain machine. (A rain machine?)
Things flew by so fast that all I basically
learned was to yell “action” and “cut” and ask
the actors if they wanted water.
But here’s the thing. When you are a direc-
tor, they have these people called “assistant
directors.” And apparently, in California, the
word “assistant” means “do everything.”
And they did. They did the yelling, the
pointing, the running, the troubleshooting.
And after they finished, they’d turn to me and
say, “What do you think?”
And I’d fold my arms and say, “Wellllll ...”
Which is what directing is, I’ve concluded.
That long “Wellllll...” As if your brilliant mind
is considering all the mathematical permuta-
tions when, in fact, you have no clue where
that rain came from.
And then we were done.
I have seen the finished product. It’s actually
very funny. Titled “Leslie,” it can be viewed on
YouTube.com/wigs.
And should you watch it, despite the cred-
its, just know that I am the director the way
Sara Lee is the actual woman to bake your
cake.
By the way, when the whole thing was
finished, guess who showed up? Jon.
“How’d it go?” he asked.
“You said you’d be with me!”
“Ah, you could handle it.”
I wanted to hit him, but realized I would
have to hit an assistant director first.
My very brief life as a director: Wellllll ... and cut!
Mitch Albom is a columnist for the Detroit Free
Press. Readers may write to him at: Detroit Free
Press, 600 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI 48226, or via
email at malbom@freepress.com.
COMMENTARY
M I T C H A L B O M
THREE WEEKS AGO (an
eternity in U.S. politics)
Missouri Republicans nom-
inated one of their own to
challenge Democratic U.S.
Sen. Claire McCaskill in
November.
A resident of St. Louis, McCaskill, 59,
earned her undergraduate degree as well as
her Juris Doctorate from the University of
Missouri. A former county prosecutor,
McCaskill was elected State Auditor in 1998
before Missouri voters sent her to the U.S.
Senate in 2006 where she established a
reputation as a thoughtful, hardworking,
Midwestern, Harry Truman, moderate.
But in January of 2010 the U.S. Supreme
Court handed down a decision that eviscer-
ated political campaign finance laws and
rocked our democracy by allowing any
person or corporation to funnel unlimited
amounts of anonymous cash to political
action committees (Super PACs) seeking to
defeat any candidate they wish.
Instantly, McCaskill and the Senate seat
she holds became a target of the Far Right
and its wealthy financiers shipping millions
of dollars to the more red than purple “show
me state” of Missouri.
Absorbing a barrage of incoming negative
ads for more than a year, the respected
McCaskill watched as her standing slipped
in statewide polls. By July she trailed her
GOP rivals including the infamous Missouri
congressman, Republican Todd Akin of St.
Louis.
Akin and his fringe tea party supporters
defeated other GOP candidates in the Au-
gust 6 Missouri primary and captured the
party’s 2012 nomination for the United
States Senate.
Akin prevailed despite comments during
an April 12 Republican primary debate
when referring to our government’s in-
volvement in federal student loans for col-
lege students, he stated: “America has got
the equivalent of the Stage 3 cancer of so-
cialism.”
Missouri Republicans nominated Akin
despite his June 2012 radio comments in
which he asserted: “At the heart of liber-
alism, really, is a hatred for God.”
A sitting member of the U.S. House of
Representatives, Akin also cosponsored HR
3 of 2011 that put forward in legislative
language the mindless and insulting term of
“Forcible Rape.” As if rape of a human being
could occur otherwise.
Such is the bottom-feeding depth to
which many in the Republican Party have
sunk.
Among those joining Akin in sponsoring
HR 3 (January 20, 2011) was Mitt Romney’s
VP pick, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin
and Congressman Lou Barletta of Hazleton.
Last Sunday (an eternity in U.S. politics)
while discussing pregnancy and rape, Akin
further stated: “If it is a legitimate rape, the
female body has ways to try to shut that
whole thing down.” As if rape of a human
being could somehow lack “legitimate”
violence, horror and unmitigated terror.
“Legitimate rape,”Mr. Akin? “Forcible
rape,” Mr. Barletta?
The Republican Party is rapidly becoming
a tub-toy of extreme right wing ideologues
and their wealthy financiers with the limit-
less means of influencing any number of
elections, federal appointments and policies
by which we live.
Fortunately, our right to vote remains
more powerful than the likes of Akin, Barlet-
ta and Ryan. Female voters, as well as male,
still retain the ultimate authority to defeat
these candidates and deny them higher
office.
Ominous for Republicans is that today
marks the 92nd anniversary of the 19th
Amendment’s addition to our U.S. Constitu-
tion.
By August 1920, three-fourths of the 48
states had finally approved it when Ten-
nessee became the 36th state to ratify the
19th Amendment granting every women the
right to vote.
Documentation of Tennessee’s action was
transmitted via rail to U.S. Secretary of
State Bainbridge Colby in Washington, D.C.,
for his signature of official certification.
The paperwork arrived at Colby’s home
on the morning of Thursday, Aug.26, 1920.
Without fanfare, the Secretary of State im-
mediately affixed his signature, instantly
making a woman’s right to vote the supreme
law of the land.
Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby
(1869-1950) was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
Bottom-feeding Republicans: Deny them higher office
Kevin Blaum’s column on government, life and
politics appears every Sunday. Contact him at
kblaum@timesleader.com.
KEVIN BLAUM
I N T H E A R E N A
The Republican Party is rapidly becoming
a tub-toy of extreme right wing ideo-
logues and their wealthy financiers
T
IME FOR A stirring
admonishment
about … maybe just a
quick analysis of…
perhaps a few moments of in-
trospection on …
Oh, who’s kidding whom?
It’s the last week of August,
the psychological end of sum-
mer. For most it’s a week of
pining for more vacation,
crammingmoreoutdoor activ-
ities into waning days of
warmth, or grumbling about
all the time that yard work,
housework or just good old
fashioned job work sucked out
of another summer.
So instead of reaching for
the profound, let’s remember
the basics as we count down
single digits to another Labor
Day weekend:
•School starts for most stu-
dents this week. Put down the
smart phones and keep both
eyes on the road. Tens of thou-
sands of children will be walk-
ing, driving and riding the bus
to their futures. Make sure
they arrive safely.
• On the same topic: those
students come to class with-
out having had any say in bud-
gets, curriculum changes or
contracts. Teachers, parents
andpols shouldtry to start the
year united in making school
work, regardless of ideology
or politics. The first day of
school is the day to reset and
make sure the focus is literally,
andnot merelyrhetorically, on
the kids.
• Speaking of resets, Lu-
zerne County’s big “back-tax
auction” Thursday seems like
a good opportunity to encour-
age responsible ownership
and development. We’ve had
enough properties fall into ar-
rears or into ruin. It’s time for
property owners to put build-
ing community aheadof build-
ing personal bank accounts.
Simply put, we’re talking
perspective, not hard facts.
Consider using the demise of
summer not as another end-
ing, but as a fresh start.
OUR OPINION: FRESH STARTS
Think ahead
as summer ends
PRASHANT SHITUT
President and CEO/Impressions Media
JOSEPH BUTKIEWICZ
Vice President/Executive Editor
MARK E. JONES
Editorial Page Editor
Editorial Board
QUOTE OF THE DAY
I
FYOURPARENTSmade
you sit at the kitchen ta-
ble until you finished din-
ner, the following an-
nouncement is certain to dis-
turb you: Americans are wast-
ing up to 40 percent of the
country’s foodsupply. It ought
to outrage every member of
the Clean Plate Club.
Excuses abound. The blue-
berries were on sale at the
farmer’s market. So you
bought five containers. The
neighbor dropped off seven
pounds of zucchini from his
garden. Those bananas sur-
roundedby fruit flies? Notime
to reconstitute them into ba-
nana bread.
Sometimes, ambitions at
the grocery store wither when
faced with actually cooking
the food and then cleaning
dirty dishes. Grocery shop-
ping is exhausting, after all.
Can’t we order Chinese?
Even the more conscien-
tious who stuff containers of
leftovers into the freezer often
resort to food wasting. What
the heck is the frost-covered,
freezer-burned item banished
to the back of the shelf? Is it
chicken soup or pie filling?
The Natural Resources De-
fense Council estimates
Americans waste $165 billion
in food each year. The average
family tosses 20 pounds per
person, per month.
The numbers may sound
like an exaggeration, but con-
sider the garbage createdfrom
plate-scraping one meal.
Baked potato shells. Corners
of New York strip. Asparagus
stalks. If we don’t like some-
thing, we just throw it away.
Bigger picture: Dumped
food isn’t the only thing we’re
wasting. Thinkof the energyit
took to produce the food.
Thosemoldyblueberries were
planted, watered, cleaned and
truckedtothefarmers market.
The bananas may have been
flownfromSouthAmerica. All
that work, for nothing – ex-
cept topileupinalandfill. The
defense council’s report says
getting food to our tables con-
sumes 10 percent of the total
U.S. energy budget.
And yet as a whole, Ameri-
cans are fatter than ever. Ap-
parently, we aren’t throwing
away the cheeseburgers, fries
and ice cream sandwiches.
No, it’s the fresh fruit and
vegetables that end up in the
garbage bin.
According to the report, the
United Kingdom and Europe-
an Union are making food
waste a predominant issue. A
U.K. education campaign
called “Love Food Hate
Waste” is raising awareness
and driving down consump-
tion. Businesses are doing a
better job of identifying ways
to reduce food-as-trash.
As consumers, we can help
by buying scarred or damaged
fruits and vegetables. We can
plan our meals better and
smaller.
And we can make more pots
of “garbage soup.” You know,
the recipe where youthrowev-
erything from the fridge into
the crockpot.
Our grandmas would be
proud.
Chicago Tribune
OTHER OPINION: CLEAN PLATES
Let’s love food
but hate waste
An company
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a lasting impact
D
r. Fran Lovecchio traveled
to Wilkes-Barre during his
medical school years at
Princeton to be tutored in
advanced math classes by an
old GAR High School math
teacher. George Bekampis
recently sent me a note nam-
ing this same teacher’s impact
on his career.
For about the last 15 years,
when I access the Internet, I
have to identify my favorite
high school teacher.
Yes, the same name surfaces
for the three of us (a doctor
and two engineers with mas-
ter’s degrees): Mr. Myron
Tope. He is the GAR teacher
who is remembered over the
past 60 years for his inspira-
tion, knowledge and teaching
skills.
Corny Salvaterra
Hellertown
Anger and hate
only divide us
A
nger sells, doesn’t it? Bill
Dress’s letter to the editor
(“Tea Party, supporters
ready to oust Obama,” July
28) concerning the president
and society is symptomatic of
how insignificant fact seems
to have become in a world
where ideology, assumption
and hate seemingly matter
more than thoughtful insight.
Why any newspaper would
publish information that is
clearly false is something I
can’t understand.
Start with the snide shots at
the woman with a “welfare
card.” There’s no such thing in
Pennsylvania. The common-
wealth provides something
called an ACCESS card to
enable low-income people
with substantial proof of need
the ability to purchase limited
amounts of food each month.
The electronic system it’s tied
to doesn’t allow the purchase
of anything other than food. I
also wonder how, in the same
letter in which a writer in-
vokes God’s blessing, a person
can be so hate-filled. Scornful
judgment of the poor is some-
what at odds with spiritual
leaning.
That same brand of scornful
warping of fact regarding the
president is dishonest.
The idea that the president
wants to control people is
outright absurdity. Equally
absurd is the writer’s conten-
tion that Mr. Obama is respon-
sible for our economic mess.
I’ve been looking for a full-
time job for three years, and
my economy is a wreck. But
what’s happened in my life
and the lives of millions of
others began before the presi-
dent took office. Mr. Dress
probably knows this but won’t
acknowledge it because it
doesn’t suit his political agen-
da.
George Bush inherited a
Democratic administrations’
gift of a budget surplus, and
he and the Republicans squan-
dered it. He tied us to a $10-
billion-a-month war to find
weapons of mass destruction
that didn’t exist. He enabled a
financial system’s house of
cards to fall, entrepreneurism
on Wall Street that led to the
collapse of the housing mar-
ketplace.
The “enormous debt” this
writer weeps over is the price
we’re paying for pulling out of
a situation that began under
the watch of “conservatives.”
You’ve got to wonder if “con-
servative” means anything
other than give me mine and
shut up.
Voters ought to be con-
cerned about a powerful group
of people who are angry about
the effects they’ll feel when
that groups attacks “overly
(whatever that means) gener-
ous benefits” that others re-
ceive for being American.
Over time, we’ve earned the
privilege of unemployment
compensation, eventual Medi-
care and Medicaid. We earn
those because this country
knew that as a matter of mor-
als and compassion, it has to
provide a safety net for those
who need it.
I believe in the aspirations
of the Founding Fathers. So do
the tea party adherents. But
what they’ve apparently for-
gotten is this: We live in what
is supposed to be a “United”
States of America. We are
supposed to be a land of
shared vision and aspiration, a
place where those words on
the Statue of Liberty actually
mean something. We are sup-
posed to live in a unique na-
tion, guided by shared com-
passion and concern for one
another.
Mr. Obama will have my
vote in November. He should
have yours, too.
John M. Castagna
Drums
Pioneer fundraiser
honors fire chief
T
he Pioneer Volunteer Fire
Department is celebrating
its 100th year of service to
the residents of Pringle. The
department recently held a car
show/pig roast on the
grounds of the West Side
Career and Technology Cen-
ter, dedicating it to the memo-
ry of our fire chief, Ron Fron-
zoni, who recently passed
away.
We thank everyone who
came out to show their sup-
port, making this event very
successful. A special thanks to
state Sen. Lisa Baker, state
Rep. Phyllis Mundy and Penn-
sylvania State Association of
Boroughs representative
Christine Dixon for the awards
presented to our department.
Also, a special thanks to Mi-
chael Berish, Ed Dunbar and
all the participating car own-
ers and car clubs. Appreciation
also goes to all the volunteers,
for making it happen.
John Fronzoni
Fire chief
On behalf of the Pioneer
Volunteer Fire Department
Pringle
Crestwood lock-in
a great success
T
he first meeting of the
2011/12 Crestwood High
School PTA was held Feb.
22, 2012. A very ambitious
group of parents and students
was determined to have a
senior lock-in for the Class of
2012.
The event offers our gradu-
ates a safe, fun-filled envi-
ronment in which to celebrate
their high school graduation
night. With perseverance,
many fundraisers and the
resolute support of our com-
munity, students, family and
friends, the Class of 2012
Senior Lock-In took place on
June 8. With more than 182
students in attendance and
more than 60 chaperones
donating their time, the lock-
in was an enormous success.
Our event was kicked off
with the help of radio station
WKRZ and the recording
artists Chiddy Bang, to which
we owe a tremendous amount
of thanks.
The officers of the Crest-
wood High School PTA and
the students of the Class of
2012 express their heartfelt
appreciation and gratitude to
everyone who made a contri-
bution. Contributions ranged
from monetary to food, bever-
ages, musical entertainment
and buckets, soap and towels
for our car wash.
We also thank all those
people who purchased and
helped to sell lottery tickets,
Gertrude Hawk chocolate
bars, flowers and plants, as
well as those who attended
our car washes and those who
dropped coins in donation
buckets throughout Mountain
Top. We are extremely grateful
for the countless volunteer
hours that went into the plan-
ning, decorating, chaperoning
and clean-up of the lock-in. An
event of this magnitude could
never have happened without
the immeasurable amount of
help and support we received.
Thank you so very much.
Gina Miale
Fairview Township
On behalf of
Crestwood High School PTA
and
the Class of 2012
‘Fracking’ gets
a spin factor
I
n order to make money, you
need to spend money. We
see evidence of this princi-
ple in the methods of the
natural gas industry.
Television networks run
expensive advertisements
touting the alleged benefits of
drilling for natural gas. What
the slick ads don’t tell is that
the activities associated with
natural gas drilling pose a
serious threat to the health
and financial well-being of
anyone who has the misfor-
tune to live near a drilling site
or a compressor station.
Lies come in more than one
type. There are blatant lies,
such as the claim that natural
gas is a clean and green fuel.
Although natural gas burns
more cleanly than coal or oil,
the activities associated with
extracting, processing and
transporting natural gas add
up to a massive assault upon
the Earth’s atmosphere. At a
typical drilling site, large
amounts of methane – a po-
tent greenhouse gas – are
released. Over a 20-year peri-
od the atmospheric damage
associated with methane far
outweighs that of carbon diox-
ide.
Another type of lie is the lie
of omission. Recently, the gas
industry financed the making
of a movie that they call
“Truthland.” In this movie
retired Penn State professor
Terry Engelder is asked about
the possibility that high vol-
ume hydraulic fracturing caus-
es water contamination. He
responds by explaining that no
link between fracking and
water contamination has been
established. A few other scien-
tists also make this claim in
the movie.
But what this answer means
is that the specific step in the
gas-extraction process when
explosives are set off a mile
underground has not been
directly connected to any of
the instances of water contam-
ination that have been observ-
ed in gas-drilling areas across
North America. The response
intentionally avoids address-
ing the many other dangerous
activities such as blasting
through a mile of varying
geologic strata, bringing the
gas up through the water table
and filling up large pits with
highly toxic frack waste.
According to spin doctors
such as Engelder, these things
are not part of “fracking.”
When a residential water
well gets polluted because the
drilling has caused movement
of naturally occurring sub-
stances, the drilling company
claims that the water supply
was like that before the drill-
ing commenced.
Another old saying goes like
this: If you don’t like the mess-
age, kill the messenger. This is
the strategy behind the movie
“Truthland,” to discredit film-
maker Josh Fox, whose Acade-
my Award-nominated docu-
mentary “Gasland” has spread
the word about the dangers of
gas drilling.
The real truth is that Fox is
a true American patriot, an
individual who is willing to
devote virtually all of his ener-
gy to fight against a well-
financed, politically connected
industry. Like many of us who
join in this fight, Mr. Fox’s
initial motivation was to pro-
tect his home from danger.
Perhaps more than any other
contemporary movement, this
exemplifies the American
spirit.
Scott Cannon
Plymouth
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EITHER
Israel is en-
gaged in the
most elab-
orate ruse
since the
Trojan Horse
or it is on the
cusp of a pre-emptive strike on
Iran’s nuclear facilities.
What’s alarming is not just
Iran’s increasing store of urani-
um or the growing sophisti-
cation of its rocketry. It’s also
the increasingly menacing
annihilationist threats emanat-
ing from Iran’s leaders. Israel’s
existence is “an insult to all
humanity,” says President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “Any-
one who loves freedom and
justice must strive for the anni-
hilation of the Zionist regime.”
Everyone wants to avoid
military action, surely the
Israelis above all. They can
expect a massive counterattack
from Iran, 50,000 rockets
launched from Lebanon, Islam-
ic Jihad firing from Gaza and
worldwide terror against Jew-
ish and Israeli targets.
Yet Israel will not sit idly by
in the face of the most virulent
genocidal threats since Nazi
Germany. .
Time is short. Last-ditch
negotiations have failed ab-
jectly. The Iranians are con-
temptuously playing with the
process. The strategy is delay
until they get the bomb.
What to do? The sagest
advice comes from Anthony
Cordesman, military analyst at
the Center for Strategic and
International Studies, hard-
headed realist and a believer
that “multilateralism and soft
power must still be the rule
and not the exception.”
He may have found his ex-
ception. “There are times when
the best way to prevent war is
to clearly communicate that it
is possible,” he argues. Today,
the threat of a U.S. attack is not
taken seriously. Not by the
region. Not by Iran. Not by the
Israelis, who therefore increas-
ingly feel forced to act before
Israel’s more limited munitions
– far less powerful than those
in the U.S. arsenal – can no
longer penetrate Iran’s ever-
hardening facilities.
Cordesman therefore propos-
es threefold action.
1. “Clear U.S. redlines.” Es-
tablish real limits on negotia-
tions – to convince Iran that
the only alternative to a deal is
pre-emptive strikes and to
convince Israel to stay its hand.
2. “Make it clear to Iran that
it has no successful options.”
Either their program must be
abandoned in a negotiated deal
on generous terms from the
West or their facilities will be
physically destroyed. Let Iran
know about the range and
power of our capacities – how
deep and extensive a campaign
we could conduct, beyond just
nuclear facilities to military-
industrial targets, refineries,
power grids and other concen-
trations of regime power.
3. Give Iran a face-saving
way out. Offer Iran the most
generous possible terms –
economic, diplomatic and
political. End of sanctions,
assistance in economic and
energy development, trade
incentives and a regional secu-
rity architecture. Even Russian
nuclear fuel.
Tellingly, Cordesman does
not join those who suggest
yielding on nuclear enrich-
ment. That’s important be-
cause a prominently leaked
proposed “compromise” would
guarantee Iran’s right to enrich,
though not to high levels.
In my view, this would be
disastrous. Iran would retain
the means to potentially pro-
duce fissile material, either
clandestinely or in a defiant
breakout.
Would Iran believe a Cordes-
man-like ultimatum? Given the
record of the Obama adminis-
tration, maybe not. Some have
therefore suggested the further
step of requesting congression-
al authorization for the use of
force if Iran does not negotiate
denuclearization.
First, that’s the right way to
do it. No serious military ac-
tion should be taken without
congressional approvalSecond,
Iran might actually respond to
a threat backed by a strong
bipartisan majority of the
American people.
If we simply continue to drift
through kabuki negotiations,
one thing is certain. Either
America, Europe, the Gulf
Arabs and the Israelis will
forever be condemned to live
under the threat of nuclear
blackmail (even nuclear war)
from a regime the State De-
partment identifies as the
world’s greatest exporter of
terror. Or an imperiled Israel,
with its more limited capa-
bilities, will strike Iran – with
correspondingly greater prob-
ability of failure and of trigger-
ing a regional war.
All options are bad. Doing
nothing is worse. “The status
quo may not prevent some
form of war,” concludes Cor-
desman, “and may even be
making it more likely.”
An imperiled Israel
has got to take action
COMMENTARY
C H A R L E S
K R A U T H A M M E R
Charles Krauthammer’s email
address is letters@charleskrauth-
ammer.com.
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bove the mundane; on the edge of mortality. A world to enjoy; a world to
protect. A panoramic respite; a pensive introspection. … Neither context
nor subtext matter: No words adequately describe the value of a single sol-
dier’s commitment.
ANOTHER VIEW
A photograph by Aimee Dilger
and words by Mark Guydish
MILTON Fried-
man was
wrong on his
theory of “sup-
ply-side” eco-
nomics, or
“trickle-down”
economics.
Or, as George Bush Sr. called
it in the 1980 primary election
against Ronald Reagan, “Voo-
doo” economics.
Yet the Republican Party still
embraces “supply-side” econom-
ics, drinking the Kool-Aid and
believing that money will “trick-
le down” to the lower classes,
inhaling the “fairy dust” and
believing that cutting taxes on
“job creators” will make a strong
economy.
They keep doing the same
thing expecting different results.
Money, however, is like no
other substance. The “pigs
won’t eat it,” as my grandmoth-
er used to say, and it has its own
physics.
Money defies gravity and
always goes up the economic
ladder; it stays there for long
periods of time and then it
forms a black hole, sucking in
all the other money around it.
But it never “trickles down.”
Since the advent of supply-
side policies, the numbers are
astounding.
According to the Congression-
al Budget Office, since 1979 the
average pre-tax income for the
bottom 90 percent of house-
holds has decreased by $900,
while that of the top one per-
cent increased by over $700,000.
Heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune
have wealth equal to that of one
third of the American popula-
tion, more than 100 million
people. About 400 individuals
own about 90 percent of the
nation’s assets.
The Koch brothers, thanks to
the Citizens United decision by
their friends on the Supreme
Court, have more than enough
money to buy this year’s elec-
tion.
Supply-side economics, in
short, consolidates wealth at the
top and eliminates the middle
class.
It’s time for the GOP to put
this bad boy in the file under
“been there, done that” and
come up with a more balanced
economic plan.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan,
however, are supply siders on
steroids.
Friedman also advocated the
all-volunteer military, and on
this score the consensus is that
the concept is a keeper. Most
Americans believe that our
fighting force is the most profes-
sional in our history.
The danger of an all-volunteer
military, of course, is that the
ruling class can become de-
tached from the consequences
of war, and the price of that is
steep.
Conservatives may blame
everything from Medicare to
teachers’ salaries for the nation-
al debt, but it is a result of the
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
which soaked up enough money
to buy everybody in the country
a house and an MRI.
According to Nobel Prize
winning economist Joseph Sti-
glitz, the wars in Iraq and Af-
ghanistan will have cost the
country about $6 trillion.
The Iraq War was based on
falsehoods and compromised
the economic well-being of a
generation. And the fraud was
historic, even though practically
none of it has been prosecuted.
In our “anti-regulation” cli-
mate, America doesn’t have the
manpower or the willpower to
investigate the larceny that was
plainly visible during the Iraq
War.
Stiglitz also argues that the
growing income inequality may
be a reason our infrastructure is
falling apart and why we went
to war in Iraq.
Top earning families wealthy
enough to buy their own educa-
tion, medical care, security and
even golf courses have little
interest in helping to pay for
such things for the rest of us.
They can also buy the political
influence they need to make
sure they don’t have to help.
Similarly, their sons and
daughters are in no threat of
going to war and therefore they
are more willing to support war.
This week at the GOP conven-
tion watch out for a lot of saber-
rattling. Romney already pro-
poses to increase the military
budget even though we spend
more than the next 19 countries
combined.
President Obama ended the
war in Iraq and has us on a
timetable to leave Afghanistan.
Along with Hillary Clinton and
Joe Biden, he has conducted a
strong, sensible foreign policy
with a reluctance to engage our
troops in places like Libya and
Syria, and I trust him to finally
remove America from its pre-
sent war in perpetuity.
With the way he is talking,
Romney would do just the oppo-
site.
Supply-side economics: Been there, done that
JOHN WATSON
C O M M E N T A R Y
John Watson is the former publisher
of the Sunday Dispatch in Pittston.
He lives in Seattle. Contact him via
email at jwatson@timesleader.com.
Money, however, is like no oth-
er substance. The “pigs won’t
eat it,” as my grandmother
used to say, and it has its own
physics.
A GREAT teacher can
have a huge effect on
a child’s life. So, un-
fortunately, can a bad
teacher. But in educa-
tion, job performance
has virtually nothing
to do with opportuni-
ties for advancement.
Teachers who are consistently suc-
cessful with students are not given
leadership roles that would allow
them to reach students beyond their
own classrooms, and if they don’t have
enough seniority, they can be let go
without anyone seeming to care come
layoff time. This is enormously frus-
trating.
I’ve taught for 11 years at the same
high-poverty elementary school in the
Los Angeles Unified School District.
My fourth- and fifth-grade students
arrive in my classroom with varying
degrees of preparedness, but they
leave with a strong set of skills and a
desire to continue learning. Both their
intellectual curiosity going forward
and their test scores reflect what they
get from my class.
I’m only one among many hard-
working, high-achieving teachers in
Los Angeles. Unified and other dis-
tricts. But we are at risk. A recent
study by the educational nonprofit
organization TNTP found that each
year urban school districts are losing
high-achieving teachers because they
make little effort to retain them, or to
push out the low achievers.
The report, “The Irreplaceables:
Understanding the Real Retention
Crisis in America’s Urban Schools,”
estimates that the nation’s 50 largest
school districts lose about 10,000
excellent teachers a year. Those teach-
ers are extremely difficult to replace.
The report estimates that it takes 11
hires by a district to yield one truly
great teacher, and so it strongly be-
hooves schools to make sure their best
teachers stay.
That’s often the opposite of what
school districts do. In fact, TNTP
found that high performance in the
classroom actually might slightly
lessen a teacher’s chances of being
offered leadership roles within a
school. Among the 90,000 teachers it
studied in four large, geographically
diverse school districts, only 26 per-
cent of high-performing teachers re-
ported that they had been offered
leadership opportunities by their prin-
cipals, whereas 31 percent of low-
performing teachers reported having
such chances.
Reading that made me think about a
teacher I know, Ms. Perez.
A few years ago, she was teaching at
a school that was about to be sanc-
tioned under No Child Left Behind, so
she and another excellent teacher
were asked to rewrite the school plan
in order to improve student achieve-
ment. They took their job seriously.
Each spent more than 40 hours attend-
ing meetings and sessions on school
design before rewriting the massive
document that was supposed to gov-
ern the life of the school. They homed
in on better professional development
for teachers as the key to improving
instruction, and they devised a system
in which teachers at each grade would
co-create a lesson, rotate teaching it
and observe and critique each other in
the process.
The plan was approved by the dis-
trict. The teachers were excited to put
it into practice. But weeks passed and
nothing happened.
The teachers went to the principal
to get a timeline. He looked at them
dismissively, explaining that the plan
just needed to be written, not imple-
mented. Little at the school changed.
The next year, the principal was pro-
moted. Today he’s training other prin-
cipals.
Luckily for L.A. Unified, Ms. Perez,
though disheartened, continued to
teach in the district. But that kind of
disrespect for a teacher’s time, abil-
ities and ideas is exactly what drives
so many high-performing teachers
from the classroom.
The good news is that, according to
the report, it’s not terribly difficult to
keep good teachers happy. You see, we
love what we do. And if we’re just
given support, encouragement and
recognition, we’re likely to stay
around. Still, as “The Irreplaceables”
points out, there is only so much a
high-performing teacher can do in the
face of a principal who is indifferent –
or actively resistant – to change. Per-
haps it’s time to broaden our reform
focus to include the leadership at
schools.
Indeed, the study suggests as much.
Several of the paper’s recommenda-
tions, point to a need for leadership
cultures that are less top-down, more
grounded in listening and more fo-
cused on supporting those teachers
who teach students well.
The study recommends that we
“overhaul principal hiring, support
and evaluation to focus on instruction-
al leadership abilities that result in
smart teacher retention.” And it sug-
gests that “principals and district
leaders should give teachers frequent
opportunities to share feedback ... and
they should use the results to improve
teachers’ day-to-day experiences.”
Implemented together, these recom-
mendations would encourage high-
performing teachers to stay in the
profession and make our schools bet-
ter learning environments for more
children. Principals who recognize
and value teachers’ hard-earned ex-
pertise and treat them as collaborative
partners in transforming schools
ought to be rewarded.
Leadership like that would encour-
age the Ms. Perezes of the world to
continue doing what they do: chang-
ing young lives on a daily basis.
Strong school leadership is needed to retain high-achieving teachers
COMMENTARY
S U J A T A B H A T T
Sujata Bhatt is a national board certified
teacher in her 11th year at Grand View Boule-
vard Elementary in Los Angeles. She wrote
this for the Los Angeles Times.
Teachers who are consistently
successful with students are not given
leadership roles that would allow
them to reach students beyond their
own classrooms, and if they don’t
have enough seniority, they can be let
go without anyone seeming to care
come layoff time. This is enormously
frustrating.
C M Y K
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ith the new school year
just around the corner,
parents’ attention is
turning to school clothes,
supplies and lunches. Yes,
school lunches.
Traditionally, the U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture had
used the National School
Lunch Program as a dumping
ground for surplus meat and
dairy commodities. Not sur-
prisingly, its own surveys
indicate that children con-
sume excessive amounts of
animal fat and sugary drinks,
to the point where one-third
have become overweight or
obese. Their early dietary
flaws can become lifelong
addictions, raising their risk of
diabetes, heart disease and
stroke.
Gradually, the tide is turn-
ing. The new USDA school
lunch guidelines, mandated by
President Obama’s Healthy,
Hunger-Free Kids Act, require
doubling the servings of fruits
and vegetables, more whole
grains, less sodium and fat,
and no meat for breakfast.
Still, food lobbyists have
prevailed on Congress to
count pizza and French fries
as vegetables, and fatty mys-
tery meats and sugary dairy
drinks abound.
Parents and students should
consider a healthy school
lunch as a work in progress
and insist on healthful plant-
based school meals, snacks
and vending machine items.
Guidance is available at
www.fns.usda.gov/cnd,
www.healthyschoollunche-
s.org and www.vrg.org/family.
Wilbur Tillman
Wilkes-Barre
Lee Park dancer
will be missed
T
he ballroom dancing com-
munity lost a benefactor,
patron and, most of all, a
friend, with the recent passing
of Donald Higgins of the Lee
Park neighborhood in Wilkes-
Barre.
Watching Don dance, even
after his 85th birthday,
brought to all area ballroom
dancers a particular relish. A
1944 graduate of Meyers High
School and a combat World
War II veteran, Don did an
amazing ballroom swing up
until a few weeks before his
death on July 6.
Watching him angle his
body, gyrate his feet and glide
the ladies around the floor in
precise cadence to flying mu-
sic made an indelible impres-
sion on all who watched him.
It’s no exaggeration that
Northeastern Pennsylvania
has seldom produced a more
seasoned swing dancer than
Donald.
Don didn’t just want to
dance, Don had to dance.
Wheeling, pivoting and ca-
vorting around the floor like a
kid was his happy compulsion.
And so, on the eve of his
birthday, Sept. 1, the dance
floors from Wilkes-Barre to
Dickson City and beyond
seem to be a bit dimmer and
downcast without the rollick-
ing sound of Don’s laughter
and carefree steps. We shall all
miss his vitality, humor and
those tall tales of his for a long
time to come.
Michael Shambora
Laflin
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etc.Entertainment Travel Culture S E C T I O N F
Atheater junkie fromthe first time he
played Tiny Tim in a production of “A
Christmas Carol,” Dane DeHaan still
can recall a scolding by a high-school
teacher for spending too much time do-
ing what he loved.
“I was in a production of ‘The Miracle
Worker,’ and we were touring schools
with it,” recalls DeHaan, who was born
in Allentown and raised in nearby Zions-
ville. “Some of my teachers at Emmaus
High School were very angry about me
missing classes to do theater, and one of
thempulled me aside and told me that I
should quit acting
because he knew
I’d never be able to
make a living at it.”
Less than eight
years later, De-
Haan is touted as
one of the hottest
up-and-comers in
Hollywood. Ac-
cording to such
publications as En-
tertainment Week-
ly and British GQ,
DeHaan has the
talent and the cha-
risma to go all the
way to movie star-
dom.
To say DeHaan
is in demand is an
understatement.
Since making his
film debut in
John Sayles’
2010film“Ami-
go,” he’s shot
six films, in-
cluding the
Beat-era drama
“Kill Your Dar-
lings” with Daniel
Radcliffe and Mi-
chael C. Hall and
“Devil’s Knot,” the
Atom Egoyan thriller about the wrong-
ful conviction of the West Memphis
Three. Colin Firth and Reese Wither-
spoon co-star.
This fall, DeHaan also will pop up in
“Jack and Diane,” a lesbian horror ro-
mance starring Juno Temple and Kylie
Minogue, and “The Place Beyond the
Pines,” a gangster saga inwhichDeHaan
plays the love child of Ryan Gosling and
Eva Mendes.
“Jack and Diane” opens Nov. 2, and
“The Place Beyond the Pines” will pre-
miere at September’s Toronto Film Fes-
tival.
“My life is going a whole lot better
than I ever thought it would go,” the ac-
tor, 25, says. “I can’t spend too much
time thinking about it because it be-
comes overwhelming. I try to take it day
by day, and, literally, every day there’s
something very exciting for me to do. …
It can be exhausting. But getting to give
so much of yourself to something you
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — It’s
the moment before the moment of
truth.
The new fall series are in the
wings, just days or weeks from
burstingintoviewanddiscovering
their fate. Their stars, producers
and network bosses are full of an-
ticipation and resolve.
That’s what the recent Televi-
sion Critics Association powwow
wasall about: Castsandexecspara-
ding before the nation’s TVreport-
ers to get themstoked.
Granted, many of the stars who
hawked their showwith such con-
viction were relying on blind faith.
Most were still a fewdays fromre-
suming production. Some hadn’t
even seen any upcoming scripts.
Their only firsthand knowledge
was based on the series pilot they
shot months ago.
But never mind the unknowns
tobedealt withoncetheygot back
to work. They were excited that
soon their show would reach the
public and, just maybe, catch fire
andair for years, thenreignforever
in syndicated reruns — a jackpot
that might bring them new or
boosted fame and untold riches,
even a place in the annals of great
TV.
The stakes are sky-high and,
each fall, hope springs eternal.
So does reasonable doubt for
most of the stars. They know
launching a series that clicks with
viewers is likestrikingoil or taking
gold at the Olympics.
The painful truth is the shows
the stars came plugging at TCA
will most likelybegoneayearfrom
now, whensomeof thesameactors
could be right back here promot-
ing their next series — those ac-
tors, that is, who are lucky enough
to land another series so quickly.
Consider Laura Benanti from
the upcoming NBC comedy “Go
On,” who a year earlier sat here on
the dais in the Beverly Hilton Ho-
tel’s grand ballroom as part of the
ensemble of NBC’s “The Playboy
Club”—whichwasaxedlastfall af-
ter airing just three weeks.
Alongside her was “Go On” co-
star Matthew Perry, who last sea-
son was at TCAplugging his ABC
sitcom“Mr. Sunshine.”
During the “Go On” sessionone
reporter’s question to him began
with, “A lot of people in this room AP PHOTO
Vanessa Williams and Terry O’Quinn star in the ABC series ‘666
Park Avenue,’ premiering Sunday at 10 p.m.
New stars cross their fingers
By FRAZIER MOORE
AP Television Writer
See STARS, Page 5F
Rise to
stardom
a labor
of love
Allentown-born actor’s next role is
opposite Shia LaBeouf in ‘Lawless’
By AMY LONGSDORF
For The Times Leader
“But
getting to
give so
much of
yourself to
something
you love
is an
incredible
feeling.”
— Dane DeHaan
See STARDOM, Page 4F
H
e loves bridges, Civil
War battlefields and
black-and-white pho-
tos. Visit his new fine
art gallery, One
Thousand Words on
Wyoming Avenue in Kingston, and
you’ll soon realize all that about Paul
Funke of Nuangola.
As he shows you around, you’ll also
likely hear about the adventures he’s
had with his camera.
“Stand out in a storm long enough,
dodge enough lightning and you’ll get
a good shot,” he said as a visitor ad-
mired pictures of misty rivers, railroad
bridges – and a few unexpected details.
“You never know what you’re go-
ing to find,” Funke said, pointing to
what appeared to be the rib cage of
an animal, photographed near a
remote building that had fallen into
disrepair.
A history buff at heart, Funke can’t
The Tunkhannock Viaduct, aka the Nicholson
Bridge, as seen by Paul Funke.
Railroad bridges are a favorite subject
for Paul Funke.
Mist adds an air of mystery to Paul Funke’s
photo of railroad tracks.
Kingston gallery an eclectic collection of artists
COURTESY PHOTOS
For her abstract oil paintings, Erin Jordan chooses the colors first, then lets herself ‘go free.’
ONE THOUSAND WORDS
By MARY THERESE BIEBEL mbiebel@timesleader.com
An image of Pee-wee Herman shows Gerry
Stankiewicz’s animation skill.
See THOUSAND, Page 5F
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HOROSCOPE
ARIES (March 21-April 19).
You may feel as though
someone is stalling, and as
frustrating as this may be,
it’s also liberating if you
look at it in the right light.
Take back the power, and
reclaim your schedule.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
You’re on your own jour-
ney, so there’s no point in
making marks of compari-
son in other people’s lives.
What your friend is doing
is especially irrelevant to
your path.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21).
You’ve been working in
the dark, metaphorically,
and you may be starting to
suspect that no one knows
where the light switch
is. It’s up to you now. Go
shine your light and get
this mission accomplished.
CANCER (June 22-July 22).
Getting gussied up is a
pleasure in itself that hap-
pens to make social life
more fun today. But under-
neath the decorations,
your beautiful soul is even
more radiant.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). In
every life, pain and loss
are a matter of fact. It just
comes with the territory.
Your advantage now is
that you have a knack for
letting go, finding a gift in
the experience and moving
quickly past it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
You are a special creation
of your own making. As it
usually goes in the busi-
ness of making things, the
first time doesn’t always
turn out, so keep trying
new techniques.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
Make plans, and then
expect them to go well.
You’ll have confidence
because you know that
you’re prepared for the
best possible outcome and
also for the worst.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
21). Doing nothing is not
the same as inaction.
Sometimes doing noth-
ing — in an alert, observant
way — is the absolute best
action. When the time is
right to move, you’ll be
ready.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21). You’ll make friends
quickly today. Don’t worry.
You won’t have to keep
in touch forever if you
don’t want to. Sharing in
the building of a beautiful
moment is enough.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). The shifting scenery
around you today is a
reminder that whether you
hold up your palm against
it or turn and swim its cur-
rent, life goes on. You’ll
make split-second
decisions about how to
deal.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
Your rapport with a certain
someone gets better with
every interaction. This
person brings out the best
in you. Consider spending
more time together.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
Everyone will not be mov-
ing at the same pace. You
are polite, and yet unless
you are in the armed ser-
vices, the situation may
require you to leave a man
behind.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug.
26). This year is like
changing the channel of
your life. You’ll shift your
thoughts to a new desire
in September. October
brings a perfect blend of
education and entertain-
ment. November is roman-
tic, and you’ll get to know
someone’s family better,
too. December is your
chance to freshen up your
environment. Aries and
Sagittarius people adore
you. Your lucky numbers
are: 30, 12, 24, 18 and 29.
I’M GOING FIRST!
James Sajdak
8/26/12
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Dear Abby:
I have been
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little over a
year. During
this time he
has been in and out of work.
Anytime we go anywhere or
do anything, he never offers
to pay. He’ll look the other
way when a check arrives.
Other times, he insists on
“Dutch treat.”
Larry says we were raised
differently. I say he’s cheap.
When the holidays come
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Dear Abby: My wife and I
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throwing away things like
this, when it’s someone you
were close to who is now de-
ceased? I’m sure her parents
wouldn’t want them.
It feels disrespectful to
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the same time I don’t really
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wife doesn’t care either way
if I keep them or not.
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your former girlfriend’s fam-
ily because they might sur-
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treasures. However, if they’re
not interested and you can’t
bring yourself to put them
in the trash, put them in the
box in which you found them
and let your family deal with
them after you’re gone.
Dear Abby: My husband and
I have been married for 10
years, together for 15. When
we met, he was in a band
and we did a lot of socializ-
ing, drinking, partying, etc.
Over the years and two
children later, I enjoy these
activities less as the de-
mands of parenting and full-
time careers take top prior-
ity. My husband frequently
makes the comment, “You
USED to be fun.” I find it
incredibly hurtful and have
told him so, but he continues
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First up for DeHaan is the Pro-
hibitionthriller “Lawless,” which
does much to confirm the prom-
ise he showed in “Chronicle,” the
low-budget superhero movie that
shocked Hollywood by earning
$126 million. “Lawless,” which
opens Wednesday, is set in Fran-
klin County, Va., in 1931. It cen-
ters onthe true story of the Bond-
urant brothers (“Dark Knight
Rises” star Tom Hardy, Jason
Clarke, Shia LaBeouf), bootleg-
gers who must defend their busi-
ness from a crooked lawman
named Charley Rakes (Guy
Pearce.) DeHaan plays the small
but pivotal role of Cricket, a shy,
crippled teenager with a knack
for making cars go fast andhooch
taste good.
Cricket becomes key to the
plot whenLaBeouf decides tosell
moonshine to Chicago gangster
Floyd Banner (Gary Oldman).
Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasi-
kowska round out the cast.
Director John Hillcoat credits
DeHaan with elevating the char-
acter of Cricket beyond a mere
caricature.
“Dane completely nailed the
part in his audition tape,” the di-
rector says. “It was just like, ‘Oh
there’s Cricket.’ ”
He had a very hard role to pull
off. The hillbilly character is so
entrenched in popular culture
that there is real baggage to it,
and he had the brunt of it. There
was the fact that his character
had rickets, the fact that he had
this huge spirit and was extreme-
ly bright.
“(Cricket) basically invents
NASCAR. NASCAR actually
came out of the running of moon-
shine and outrunning the law.
One might think at first glance
that Cricket was insubstantial
and dumb, but Dane beautifully
conveyed Cricket’s heart and in-
telligence.”
The movie is set in a time, not
unlike today, when the gap be-
tween the rich and the poor
seems ever-widening. DeHaan
sees other parallels as well.
“I think moonshine (stills) are
like the equivalent, in a way, of
modern meth labs,” the actor
says. “Just like moonshine, meth
is cookedinsecret andis soldille-
gally, untaxed. Obviously, meth
is a whole lot worse for you than
moonshine, but just in terms of
the culture of it, there’s clear sim-
ilarities.”
Before shooting began, De-
Haan prepared by researching
Rickets, the condition that left
Cricket with twisted, bent legs.
In an attempt to get a feel for
Cricket’s pain, DeHaan tried, lit-
erally, to walk in his shoes.
“I workedwiththe costume de-
partment to develop these shoes
that on the inside were on angles
so I could more consistently
maintain a bend in my legs,” he
says. “I wanted to make (his
limp) as subtle as possible be-
cause I didn’t want the focus tobe
on his disabilities but on his
strengths.”
After he read the script, De-
Haan was eager to foster a friend-
ship with LaBeouf, who plays his
buddy in the movie. Worried
about howto create a bond in on-
ly a few days, the actors opted to
drive across country together
fromLos Angeles to the film’s set
outside Atlanta.
“The characters have known
each other their whole lives, and
that’s a hard thing to act,” De-
Haan says. “I have to actually get
to knowthe person. And Shia felt
the same way.”
The actors took a southerly
route, stopping for dinner at a
Shreveport, La., gumbo joint on
Valentine’s Day. LaBeouf was rec-
ognized at nearly every stop
along the way.
“Shia couldn’t even run into a
gas station to go to the bathroom
without someone going, ‘Hey,
wait a minute, aren’t you …?’ But
he’s used to that. I guess.”
In the five short months since
“Chronicle” was released, the ac-
tor has noticed changes in how
he’s perceived in Hollywood. The
success of “Chronicle,” he says,
“gave me permission to say no.”
He explains: “I believe that if I
fight the good fight, good pro-
jects will come along. I don’t have
to take the next ‘Twilight’ movie
out of desperation. I can wait un-
til something I really believe in
comes along.”
DeHaan is an admitted theater
geek who can’t remember a time
when he wasn’t “obsessed” with
performing. He studied at the
University of North Carolina
School of the Arts and landed his
professional job on “Law and Or-
der: SVU” three weeks after grad-
uation. He made his off-Broad-
way debut in “American Buffalo”
and followed it up with an Obie-
winning turn in “The Aliens.”
From there, DeHaan played the
role of a disturbed teenager on
HBO’s “In Treatment.”
DeHaan’s performance drew
raves from Variety, which de-
scribed it as a “revelatory break-
through.” So well-received was
his “In Treatment” turn that film-
makers thecaliber of JohnSayles,
John Hillcoat, Atom Egoyan
(“Sweet Hereafter”) and Derek
Cianfrance (“Blue Valentine”)
started calling.
EvenMetallica’s Lars Ulrich, of
all people, is a DeHaan fan. After
checking out “Chronicle” with
his teenage son, the heavy-metal
drummer asked the actor to ap-
pear in an upcoming 3-D movie.
Of all his recent good fortune,
DeHaan considers his recent
marriage to high-school sweetie
Anna Wood the highlight. The
pair hooked up in North Carolina
and have been together since.
“AnnaandI aresoluckybecause
we met each other before all this
madness began,” he says. “She
knows whoI really am, andI know
who she really is. She’s my rock.”
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cause they’re all busy doing
something else. And there are
shows and captain’s dinners, so
you have to get dressed up for
that,” said Archibald. “Here you
kind of roll out of your bunk,
spritz your hair, and you’re ready
to go.”
Finally, on Day Three, the cap-
tain’s predictionprovedtrue. The
Mary Day and all aboard return-
ed to Camden Harbor, its majes-
tic sails down and ready for the
next scenic trip to nowhere along
the Maine coast.
mers wereoriginallydesignedfor
carrying cargo such as lumber
andgranite. The advent of steam-
powered ships and later, the rail-
road, eventually put them out of
the shipping business. The Mary
Day is one of 13 windjammers of-
fering passenger cruises along
the Maine coast in summer and
early fall; all belong to the Maine
Windjammer Association.
We awoke on Day Two in
Bucks Harbor to the smell of
blueberry pancakes and fresh cof-
fee coming from the galley. Out-
side, the early-morning fog was
as thick as Maine chowder, so,
many of the passengers went ash-
ore to the small town of South
Brooksville. The locals were
gearing up to celebrate the 60th
anniversary of the children’s
book, “One Morning in Maine,”
which was set here by the late au-
thor and illustrator Robert
McCloskey, a summer resident.
By mid-morning the fog had
burned off and many of the pas-
sengers decidedtogoswimming,
some of the younger passengers
climbing out onto the ship’s bow-
sprit before leaping some 15 feet
(5 meters) into the chilly water.
Following a macaroni and
cheese lunch that one passenger
said was reason enough to book a
trip again next year, we headed
back out on to the bay. More than
a dozen harbor porpoises could
be seen surfacing in the calm wa-
ters. At another point, we sailed
past a rocky ledge occupied by
dozens of seals. Uninhabited is-
lands were as numerous as buoys
marking lobster traps.
The relatively small size of the
schooner cruise tends to create
camaraderie among its passen-
gers. Whether it’s the teamwork
from helping to raise the ship’s
seven sails, or from sharing
breakfast in the cozy main sa-
loon, you can’t help but get to
know your shipmates. These
friendships and the casual atmo-
sphere are among the reasons
Donna Archibald, along with her
husband and daughter, were
marking their sixth cruise with
the fleet.
The Archibalds, from Clarks
Summit, Pa., have cruised on big
ships but prefer the more infor-
mal windjammers. On a cruise
liner, “you’re not as laid-back as
ona schooner. You’re more onthe
go because you want to get in
your day trips to the islands. You
don’t really have time to sit back
and get to know everyone be-
Olivia Trankina of Marietta, Ga., and Liz Archibald of Clarks Sum-
mit, Penn., leap from the bowsprit of the schooner Mary Day in
Bucks Harbor in South Brooksville, Maine.
The schooner Mary Day sits at anchor in the morning fog off
South Brooksville, Maine. The 90-foot Mary Day, which is cele-
brating its 50th season, is the first schooner in the Maine wind-
jammer fleet to be built specifically to accommodate passengers.
AP PHOTOS
Captain Barry King, on the guitar, joins passengers Sarah Washburn, playing violin, and her hus-
band, Ryan Jesperson, during a musical evening aboard the Mary Day off Ilseboro, Maine. Its sleep-
ing cabins are heated and have nine feet of headroom.
WINDJAMMER
Continued from Page 6F
liked ‘Mr. Sunshine,’ ” whereupon Perry
got laughs witha joke at his ownexpense:
“THISistheroomwherepeopleliked‘Mr.
Sunshine’?”
“Mr. Sunshine” came and went in early
2011. Now Perry (whose new show got a
sneak previewon Wednesday after NBC’s
Olympics coverage) is primed to take an-
other swing.
So is Anthony Anderson, whose many
TV credits include the Fox drama “K-
Ville,” whichlastedjust a fewweeks infall
2007.
Nowhe’sintheNBCsitcom“GuysWith
Kids” andexuding positive energy.
“It’sthejobthat I haveat hand,”saidAn-
derson at NBC’s poolside party, “so I send
nothing but positive energy to it. That’s
the only way it’s going to be successful.
Youmanifest your owndestiny.”
Other actors have other coping tech-
niques.
Mindy Kaling, fresh from“The Office,”
is the creator-writer-star of the Fox come-
dy “The Mindy Project,” which suggests
she might be feeling extra waves of pres-
sure.
But there’s good news, she said, for a
multi-hyphenate: “When you’re starring
in a show you’re also writing, you don’t
have extra time todothe neurotic things I
wouldnormally do, like obsess.”
“You get nervous as hell,” confided se-
ries veteran Michael Chiklis, now back
with“Vegas,” aCBSdrama. “I feel likethis
showis such a great thing, but I’mmildly
superstitiousandafraidtobecocky. I don’t
want to get aheadof myself.”
Terry O’Quinn, who scored belated TV
stardomon “Lost,” nowis headlining as a
devilishlandlordonABC’s spookythriller
“666 Park Avenue,” and he takes nothing
for granted.
“I feel very uncertain, not terribly well-
balanced,” he said with a wan smile, “and
having done this for a living for this long,
that’safairlynormal state. I hopetheshow
succeeds, but I’ve become pretty philo-
sophical about the numerous failures that
one suffers inthis business.”
For many stars, the best policy at a mo-
ment likethis is tostaysharplyfocusedon
just doing the job and let the rest of the
process take care of itself.
JustinBartha stars as one-half of a com-
mitted gay couple in the NBC comedy
“The New Normal,” and while declaring
hisprideintheshowheconfessed, “I don’t
evenknowwhenit will air, to be honest.”
“Everybody is cautiously optimistic,”
said his co-star Andrew Rannells (a Tony
winner for the hit musical “The Book of
Mormon”), adding with cautious opti-
mism, “our fingers are crossed.”
Jordana Spiro, who formerly starred in
the TBS comedy “My Boys,” insisted that
right now she means to “keep my head
downanddogoodworkandnot looklikea
schmuck” on her new Fox drama, “The
Mob Doctor.”
But after it premieres, that could
change. “If people really respond to it I
may get a bit dizzy and say, ‘Whoa, wait a
second! This is kindof a big deal!’ ”
Meanwhile, nothing can hold back
JoAnna Garcia Swisher. Astar of the NBC
sitcom “Animal Practice” (which gets a
post-OlympicspreviewonSunday), sheal-
ready is dreaming about a big deal.
“I’m always hoping for the best; that’s
mypersonality,”sheexplainedwithagrin.
“I’malready thinking about syndication!”
AP PHOTO
Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis in
the pilot episode of ‘Vegas,’ premiering
Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. on CBS.
STARS
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resist sharing tidbits he’s gleaned.
“This bridge at Harpers Ferry was
burned nine times and rebuilt nine
times,” he said, indicating a photo on
the wall in the gallery’s restroom. He
calls that room the “Loo - vre,” by the
way, in honor of both the famous
French museum and the British word
for lavatory.
Why does he work in black-and-
white, with film?
“I like the depth of it,” said Funke,
who began to devote himself to photog-
raphy three or four years ago. Before
that he was in the business world, he
added with the air of someone glad to
leave that all behind.
Funke’s gallery is a showcase for oth-
er artists as well.
Among the many works on display
are millinery from Marsha “Mona the
Mad Hatter” Drummond of Devon, ci-
der paintings by Sandy Leonard of
Pikes Creek, animationdesignbyGerry
Stankiewicz of Wilkes-Barre and pot-
tery by Ellen Mulvenna of Harleysville.
“It’s decorative as well as functional,”
Funke said of Mulvenna’s bowls and tea
pots. “It’s dishwasher-safe and micro-
wave-safe. You just can’t put it over an
open flame.”
“I know, I sound like a commercial,”
he said, chuckling at his own enthusi-
asm.
Other artists return the compli-
ments.
“I love the gallery. I think it’s a great
additiontoKingston,” saidErinJordan,
30, of West Wyoming, whose brilliantly
colored oils can be seen there.
“It’s a great location, with a lot of traf-
fic on a busy street,” said Stankiewicz,
29, who recently sold one of his draw-
ings at A Thousand Words.
Stankiewicz’s work is a celebration of
pop culture, with purple dragons, Pee-
wee Herman and a sword-wielding Co-
nan the Barbarian of video game fame.
Jordan’s oil paintings, in contrast, are
much more abstract.
“For me, the art is like a meditation,”
she said. “I have to get to a place where
I’m not thinking about anything. I pick
out all the colors first and then let my-
self go free and see what comes out.”
THOUSAND
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COURTESY PHOTOS
Artist Kathy Connelly’s painting of a harbor is on display at A Thousand
Words gallery.
Ellen Mulvenna’s ceramic art is deco-
rative as well as functional. Just
don’t put it on an open flame.
What: A Thousand Words fine art gallery
Where: 253 Wyoming Ave., Kingston
When: Usually open noon to 7 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday
Next gallery reception: Tentative date
Oct. 12
Info: 899-5578
Artists whose work is on display: Kathy
Connelly, Marsha “Mona the Mad Hatter”
Drummond, Jennifer Fedorick, Paul
Funke, Erin Jordan, Jeanne Kenney,
Sandy Leonard, Robin Antolic Manjone,
Ellen Mulvenna, Gerry Stankiewicz.
I F YO U G O
“Stand out in a storm long enough,
dodge enough lightning and you’ll get a good shot.”
Photographer Paul Funke
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AMDEN, Maine —Capt. Barry King is wrapping up
his “welcome aboard” speech in the galley of the
schooner Mary Day when he gets around to the
question everyone has regarding the trip’s itinerary.
“So where are we going?” he asks rhetorically. “We’re go-
ing Camden. Should be there in three days.”
In other words, there is no itin-
erary. All we know is that our
journey will end right back here
where it’s starting, in Camden
Harbor. Where we go between
nowand then will mostly depend
on the wind and weather.
With no set schedule, no cell
phone signal, no
noisy motors, what
better way to relax
than on a Maine
windjammer?
On this sunny day
in early August, the
Mary Day sailed out
onto picturesque Pe-
nobscot Bay. Behind
us, Camden’s busy
harbor, white church
steeples and rounded
mountains created a
classic Maine back-
drop. Aheadof us was
Penobscot Bay, with
more than 200
spruce-covered is-
lands, making it one
of the state’s finest
cruising grounds.
Withmorethan5,000
miles (8,000 kilome-
ters) of jagged coast-
line, you’re never far froma quiet
harbor or secluded cove to drop
anchor and go ashore.
“The beauty of it to me is every
week we can go somewhere we
haven’t been before,” said King.
“There are always new places to
explore.”
Day One startedout sunny, but
light fog came and went through-
out the day. By late afternoon we
anchored off an island about 15
miles (24 kilometers) east of
Camden. The all-female crew
shuttled passengers ashore in
rowboats. After a day of doing
not much, other than
helping to raise and
lower the ship’s mas-
sive sails, it was time
for an all-you-can-eat
lobster bake on the
beach.
Most folks turned
down the captain’s of-
fers after eating two.
David Ernest, a col-
lege student from
Lynnfield, Mass.,
managed to polish off
four.
After dinner we re-
turned to the schoon-
er and sailed north,
arriving at Buck’s
Harbor after dark.
The 90-foot (27-
meter) Mary Day,
which is celebrating
its 50th season, is the
first schooner in the
Maine windjammer fleet to be
built specifically to accommo-
date passengers. Its sleeping cab-
ins are heated and have nine feet
(three meters) of headroom.
Most of the Maine’s windjam-
SURF, SAND AND SEA
Maine windjammer offers
scenic trip along coast
By ROBERT BUKATY The Associated Press
AP PHOTOS
The schooner Mary Day, right, sails in a schooner race with other members of Maine’s windjammer fleet off Rockland, Maine.
Maggy Mulhern, left, and Katharine Mead, prepare a lobster bake for dinner on the shore of a small
island in Penobscot Bay Maine.
Captain Barry King draws vari-
ous sailing vessels to help an-
swer a passenger’s question.
Sawyer King, 12, the son of the
captain, rides on the bowsprit
of the 90-foot passenger
schooner Mary Day
MARY DAY: Based in
Camden, Maine;
http://www.schooner-
maryday.com or
800-992-2218. Re-
maining cruises for
the season through
Sept. 27 range from
$625 to $950 per
person depending on
departure date and
length of cruise
(three, four or six
days).
MAINE WINDJAM-
MERS: Cruises of-
fered through late
September and early
October on 13 wind-
jammers belonging to
Maine Windjammer
Association, http://
www.sailmainecoast-
.com .
MORE INFO
See WINDJAMMER, Page 5F