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Seminary takes Mericle name off field
KINGSTON — A Wyoming Seminary field recently named in honor of the Mericle family by the school’s president will no longer bear the name. In a statement issued by Board of Trustees Chairman Richard Goldberg, the Executive Committee announced Wednesday the Mericle name will be removed from the renovated Nesbitt Memorial Stadium. Robert Mericle, who donated to the renovation, is awaiting sentencing in the county corruption probe after pleading guilty to a related charge more than four years ago. “This decision was made after a thorough review of the current situation and after meeting with the Mericle family, who agreed to provide support for the stadium renovation project when approached by the school,” Goldberg said in the statement. The school’s president, Kip Nygren, made the decision to name the field, Goldberg said. “The initial decision to name the field has detracted from the focus of Wyoming Seminary’s mission,” Goldberg wrote. “This is a regrettable situation, and we Mericle apologize to anyone who has been offended by the naming of the field. It was never the intention to show insensitivity to anyone; rather, this was a gesture to honor a family for its sincere support over a 20-year period.” A dedication at the field on Chestnut Avenue and Schuyler Avenue in Kingston that had been scheduled for Saturday has been postponed, with no new date yet scheduled. The board of trustees will be discussing other potential names for the field. Mericle, Northeastern Pennsylvania’s largest commercial real estate developer, has ties to the private school. He had served on the the school’s board of trustees and his daughter graduated from the school in the spring. He funded and built the thennew field hockey and lacrosse field at See MERICLE | 12A

Wyoming Seminary removed the words ‘Mericle Field’ from the scoreboard at the renovated Nesbitt Memorial Stadium on Wednesday morning.

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Bill aims to prevent student suicides
Law would require teachers to receive training
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Average of $286 a month for a mid-range plan is 10th-lowest out of 47 states, according to figures

HARRISBURG — The state House overwhelmingly passed a measure to mandate suicide-prevention training for some public school teachers. A bill cosponsored by several area representatives — including Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township, Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake, and Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-Taylor — was passed 194-3 on Tuesday. It calls for all sixth- through 12th-grade teachers in the state to receive four hours of Department of Education-approved suicide awareness and prevention training every five years. The training would be part of professional continuing-education requirements. While student suicide — and by extension, bullying — have been hot-button issues statewide in recent years, locally the matter has been at the forefront. Last year around this time, the region was reeling after two Pittston Area School District teens and one from Hazleton Area took their own lives separately during a one-week span. They were the third, fourth and fifth teen suicides of the year in Luzerne County. And while most had been credited, at least in part, to bullying, those claims were never completely founded. “We must do everything possible to prevent a recurrence of last September’s See SUICIDE | 12A

Adrianna, 6, and Gino Trasciatti hold candles for Jamie Walling, who was murdered in October 2000, at the Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims vigil held Wednesday at the Plains Township Municipal Park. For the story, see Page 3A.

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PLAINS TWP. — Do you have what it takes to survive? CBS network affiliate WYOU-TV will hold an open casting call for the hit reality show “Survivor” at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Oct. 24. “We’re very excited about this casting call,” said Mike Bean, president and general manager of the facility, which has in the past hosted casting calls for other national programs, including the game show “Wheel of Fortune.” According to information on WYOU’s website, PAHomepage.com, this edition of the long-running reality series will pit two teams of 10 castaways each against one another in the Caramoan Islands, a remote locale off the tip of a peninsula in the Philippines. Those 20 contestants will spend seven weeks in the remote setting, building their own shelter and finding their own food in a bid to win $1 million. All contestants must be at least 18 years old, although Alabama, Nebraska, Mississippi, Wyoming and the District of Columbia have higher minimum ages. Participants also must be U.S. citizens living in the United States, be in “excellent physical and mental health,” submit to a background check and may not be candidates for public office until after the initial broadcast of all programs in which they appear. “Building shelter and finding food will be much more taxing than a trip to your local hardware store or supermarket,” according to the eligibility requirements. Registration will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the casino’s Sky Bridge, with casting auditions to follow in the Seasons Ballroom. Eligibility requirements and applications can be found at http://www.pahomepage.com/castingcall-survivor or by calling Mark Prutisto at 570-706-7442.

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania residents who buy health insurance in the federally run online marketplace that opens next week will pay below the national average, and the state ranks 10th-lowest out of 47 for which data were available, according to figures released by the Obama administration Wednesday. The stage average is $286 a month for INSIDE a mid-range plan, not including out- Luzerne of-pocket costs or County tax credits that ben- towns efit lower-income discuss families, the fig- effects of ures showed. That’s health-care below the $328 law. 3A national average. Variables including income, family size, age, hometown and tobacco use could make the premiums dramatically different for people buying in the marketplace, also known as exchanges, which are a key part of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. Factoring in tax credits, a family of four in Pennsylvania with $50,000 in annual income will pay an average of $282 a month for a benchmark policy known as the second-lowestcost silver plan. It would cost $675 without the credits. A 27-year-old in Pennsylvania making $25,000 a year will pay on average $145 per month for the same policy, or $187 before the tax credit. The federal government is running Pennsylvania’s marketplace because Gov. Tom Corbett declined to host a state-run exchange. A state Department of Insurance spokeswoman said Wednesday it was premature to comment on the figures See HEALTH CARE | 12A

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Sept. 23, 2013
Samuel Piccolotti, 76, formerly of Plains Township, passed away on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at the Denver Hospice, Denver, Colo. Born in the Hilldale section of Plains Township, he was a son of the late Ulderigo and Giovanna (Jennie) Piccione Piccolotti. Samuel was a graduate of Plains High School and spent 40 years in the automobile industry, having owned and operated Midway Motors Inc., in Wyoming. It was, at one time, the most successful Jaguar dealership in the United States. Sam enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, cooking for friends and family, music, spending time outside and gardening. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Mary Louise Fraley, in 1991; and a brother and sister-in-law, Angelo and Nancy Piccolotti. Surviving are his children, Samuel V. and his wife, Lois Piccolotti, Castle Rock, Colo.; Susan Piccolotti, Shavertown; Kathryn Piccolotti, Forty Fort; Richard and his wife, Kristy Piccolotti, White Haven; and Michael and his wife,

LIU’s director praises GNA,Tunkhannock districts
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Erin Piccolotti, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; grandchildren, Christopher Piccolotti, Krysta Kerrick, Sean Kerrick, Mia Piccolotti, Nico Piccolotti, Gina Kerrick, Jovanni Piccolotti, Gabrielle Kerrick, Gianni Piccolotti, Ginno Piccolotti. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with interment to follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.

KINGSTON — The Luzerne Intermediate Unit director on Wednesday lauded the Greater Nanticoke Area and Tunkhannock school districts for their recognition by Community Care Behavioral Health Organization in meeting or exceeding its standards of care.

“This recognition reflects consistent quality of services by member districts,” said Anthony Grieco. Grieco also credited the unit’s behavioral health department with a successful autism open house held recently that provided information and support to students and families. Jennifer Runquist, director of behavioral health services, said that in offering specialized autism

services, the LIU seeks to provide comprehensive support for its students in the autism classrooms. She said a well-qualified staff made that possible. Grieco announced a required comprehensive plan has been submitted to state Department of Education and is available for review by board members. The next regular meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23

MuNICIPAL BRIEFS
AVOCA — Waste Management will collect three household items from those with a valid 2013 garbage sticker. Items are to be placed curbside today for pickup Friday. Items not included are construction materials, items containing Freon, paints, lacquers, stains, pesticides, hazardous waste, car/truck parts, tires, batteries, any electronics, ammunition, white goods and brick, block or concrete. HANOVER TWP. — Recycling containers will be available for pickup by residents noon to 3 p.m. at the following dates and locations: Sept. 29, Lee Park Fire House; Oct. 6, Breslau Fire House; Oct. 13, Newtown Fire House; Oct. 20, Askam Fire House; Oct. 27, Preston Fire House; Nov. 3, Hanover Green Fire House. One container will be provided for each household that has not yet acquired a new 2013 recycling container, and proof of residency is required. AVOCA — The Borough Council will meet in public session Oct. 10 in the Municipal Building immediately after the 6:30 p.m. work session. Residents are also reminded Yard waste is collected the first and third Tuesday each month. Rocks, stones, dirt and animal waste are not accepted. Clippings cannot be more than 3 feet in length and 1/2 inch in diameter. A maximum of three open containers not exceeding 30 pounds must be placed curbside by 8 a.m. Plastic bags are not allowed. The Moosic recycling truck will be at the Municipal Garage, Plane Street, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Residents are urged to read and follow the signs on the recycling truck. Ashes are collected each Wednesday. Place curbside by 8 a.m. FORTY FORT — The rebate period for school taxes ends Sept. 26. The office in the borough building will be open 2 to 4 p.m. that day. If mailing payment, postmark must be no later than Sept. 26, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope included for receipt. Face value is Sept. 27 to Nov. 25. The second installment for those on the payment plan is due Oct. 11. A 10 percent penalty is added to late payments. Final notice has been sent to those delinquent in their 2011/2012 recycling fees. Full payment must be made by Oct. 30. Those who do not will be taken to the magistrate for collection. Call 570-287-6337 with questions. LUZERNE — Borough meetings for October 2013 will be as follows: Sewer Authority monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Oct. 1; Borough Council work session, 7 p.m. Oct. 2; Borough Council monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Oct. 9. All meetings are at 144 Academy St. and are open to the public.

EDMuND ‘kELLY’ MARCIkOWSkI
Sept. 19, 2013
Edmund “Kelly” Marcikowski, 95, of Edwardsville, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at his home. He was born in Edwardsville, a son of the late Stanley and Mary Siedlicki Marcikowski. Kelly was a World War II veteran, having served with the Merchant Marines. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Pauline Kromek. Kelly is survived by his nephew, William Mulligan, Silver Spring, Md. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Kopicki Funeral Home,

FRANCIS ‘FRANk’ JOSEPH OLEY
Sept. 23, 2013
263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston. A committal service will be held Saturday in the chapel of Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Francis “Frank” Joseph Oley, 81, passed into the hands of the Lord on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in Plains Township. He was born on April 2, 1932, in Laflin, to the late Joseph and Nellie Abromovage Oley. He attended schools in Laflin and West Pittston and graduated in the class of 1950. Frank was an avid bowler in the senior citizen league at Modern Lanes, Exeter. He was a former member of the Hudson Servicemen’s Association, a lifetime member of the American Legion, Post 558, Plains Township, and a 10-year member of the Plains Township Volunteer Ambulance Association. He enjoyed walking with his faithful companion, Meeka, daily and mingling with school children and their parents at street corners in Plains Township and Hudson. He served in the U.S. Army for two years, attaining the rank of sergeant first class with the 378th Engineer Combat Battalion in Korea. Frank was employed for 46 years as a supervisor with A. Rifkin Co., Wilkes-Barre. Retiring in 1996, he later worked part-time at the WilkesBarre/Scranton International Airport in the security screening checkpoint. He loved gardening and shared his prized tomatoes with the entire neighborhood and his out-of-town relatives. He was preceded in death by his wonderful wife of 36 years, Charlotte Witkowski, who passed away in 1993; brother, Joseph Oley; and his faithful

DAVID J. DEFINE SR.
Sept. 25, 2013
David J. DeFine Sr., 81, of Laflin, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at the Kindred Hospital Wyoming Valley, WilkesBarre. He was born Jan. 4, 1932, in Wilkes Barre, a son of Marie DeFine Brown. He was a graduate of Coughlin High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a paratrooper, accumulating a few hundred jumps. Mr. DeFine was a graduate of King’s College, class of 1964. He was employed as a sales representative for Abbott Laboratories in their hospital products division for 30 years, retiring in 1994. Following retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending their sporting events. During the 1970s, he was a member of the former Laflin School Board. Mr. DeFine was a member of St. Maria Goretti Parish, Laflin. He was an avid golfer and was a member of Wyoming Valley Country Club. He was preceded in death by his son, Joseph DeFine; and brother Ted Brown. Surviving are his wife, the former Florence Pokrifka, to whom he was married for 58 years; son, David DeFine Jr., Kingston; daughters, Sue Armento and her husband, Jim, Hanover Township, and Ann Gernhart and her husband, Vernon, Plains Township; grandchildren, Adrea DeFine, Derek DeFine, Adam DeFine,

OBITUARIES
Atwell, Linda Beil, Dolores Cranmer, Caroline DeFine, David Sr. LaBarr, Iris Lispi, Gene Marcikowski, Edmund Mathews, Patricia Nareski, Joseph Neil, W. Bruce Oley, Francis Pauska, Robert Piccolotti, Samuel Ryan, Lee Sawicki, Paula Shampack, Marie Trethaway, Robert Warnagiris, Paul Zikowski, Daniel Sr.

LINDA (TRuBIA) ATWELL
Sept. 25, 2013
Linda (Trubia) Atwell, 60, of Dupont, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at her home. She was born in Dunmore on March 4th, 1953, a daughter of the late Angelo and Winifred Trubia. She was member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont. She attended Dunmore High School. Linda was employed by Mohegan Sun, Plains Township, as a slot attendant. Linda was an avid QVC shopper. She looked forward to going to the Knoebels Craft Fair each year to get her crafts. Never a day would go by that Linda didn’t have her nails done, jewelry on and hair done. She always found the good in everyone and was great at making people laugh and smile. Linda will be deeply missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Antoinette (Trubia) Tucker. Linda is survived by her husband of 41 years, Burwin “Bernie” Atwell; her son, Angelo “AJ” Atwell, Hanover Township; daughter, Kristen Atwell, Dupont; her grandson,

Cory Poplawski, Dupont; sister, Josephine Matsko, New Jersey; her brother, Russell Trubia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Lackawanna Avenue, Dupont, with Father Joseph Verespy officiating. Friends may call for visitation 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church. Linda recently adopted her pet dog from the SPCA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Online condolences may be made at www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.

PATRICIA ANN GEDRICH MATHEWS
Sept. 19, 2013
Patricia Ann Gedrich Mathews, 68, completed her life journey on Sept. 19, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. Patsy was born on Aug. 18, 1945, and graduated from Northeast High School in 1963. Her greatest joy came from being in the company of, and exchanging stories with, her children, grandchildren, siblings and other relatives and friends. This wonderful and humble woman never let the ravages of cancer dampen her spirit or steal her dignity and sense of humor. Patsy was preceded in death by her husband, William Mathews; and her parents, Rita and Fred Gedrich. She is survived by her son, William Ash (Adam Canter), San Diego; daughter, Michelle Coolbaugh (Hugh), Duryea; grandchildren, Amber, Melanie and Hugh; siblings, Marita Shearer (Gil) and Richard Gedrich, Avoca; and Fred Gedrich (Gayle), Annandale, Va.; and numerous nieces and

and loving companion, his dog, Meeka. He is survived by a daughter, Mary Jo Zdziarski, and her husband, Frank, Shickshinny; son, Frank Oley Jr., Warrenton, Va.; grandson, James Oley, and his wife, Jodi, Downingtown; and sister, Geraldine Burnside, Duryea. Frank’s funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark St., Plains Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Hudson Road, Plains Township, celebrated by the Rev. Joseph Greskiewicz. Interment with military honors will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations in memory of Frank be given to The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, http://www.hswlt.org/ For directions to the funeral home or to offer words of comfort to Frank’s family, visit www. yanaitisfuneralhome.com.

Kristen Corcoran, Bill Corcoran, Vernon Gernhart, David Gernhart, Joseph DeFine Jr., Nicole DeFine and Danielle DeFine; greatgrandson, Derek DeFine Jr.; brother Art Brown, Forty Fort; sisters, Eileen Hatala, Old Forge, and Rosemary Fabrina, Wilkes-Barre; nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church. The Parish Bereavement Group will recite the rosary in the church 30 minutes prior to the Mass. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.eblakecollins.com.

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CAROLINE N. (BARBER) CRANMER
Sept. 23, 2013
Caroline N. (Barber) Cranmer, 77, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully at her residence Monday evening. Born on Oct. 18, 1935, in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late William and Eleanor (Neidjaco) Barber. Caroline worked as a nurse’s aide for many years, retiring from River Street Manor. She was an enthusiastic bingo player and loved country music. Caroline was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert R. Cranmer, in 1985; and sister Joyce Barber. Left to honor her memory are daughter, Brenda Shotwell; stepson, Rick Shotwell; grandchildren, Allen and his wife, Kristyna; Joseph, Brian and Michael; great-grandchildren, Jenna, Jordon, Diane, Dana, Bella, Joey Jr., Heaven and Lee; brothers, William Jr., Raymond, Gilbert, Frank, David, Theodore and Bruce Barber; sisters Emma Sims,

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Rejoice in life and celebrate Paula going to Heaven to join her father, Paul, and her mother, Leona Parada. While her stay on this earth was short, she impacted many people with her sensitivity and compassion. It is rare to find a person who gave so much and asked for so little. For those who had the opportunity to know Paula, they experienced a good and very kind person. She loved God and had a special connection with St. Anthony. Her love of animals and sharing was widespread. Paula leaves behind her brother, Michael, and his wife, Eileen; their son, Bryan, and his wife, Corie, and their sons, Makai, Zian and Rex; their daughter, Wendee, and her sons, Jordon and Gabriel. She also leaves behind her sister, Deborah, and her son, Nikolas. On her father’s side, she leaves her aunt, Julia

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nephews. Friends may call for visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kiesinger Funeral Services, 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Patricia’s life will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Queen of the Apostles Church, Hawthorne Street, Avoca, with Father Phillip Sladicka officiating. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church for the Mass. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made at www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.

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Maj. Patricia Davis, Alice Lekitsky, Loretta Gazey, Helen Marie Chepalonis and Lisa Barber; and numerous nieces and nephews. The service will be at 7 p.m. Friday from Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home, 465 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Maj. Patricia Davis from the Salvation Army will be officiating. Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Interment will be private. Online condolences may be sent to www.bestlifetributes. com.

Jackloski; and on her mother’s side, she leaves her aunt, Josephine Whitcraft. We will all mourn the loss of a truly fine person. Though her family was located in several states, her spirit was always with each one. Today our sister has left our physical presence, but not our hearts. We will all miss her very much. A memorial Mass will be celebrated for Paula at 9 a.m. Friday at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township.

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Municipalities get primer on‘Obamacare’
WILKES-BARRE — Insurance agent Britt Trumbower has a simple solution for small governments and businesses to weather the changes coming as the result of the federal Affordable Health Care Act. Drop health care coverage. Trumbower, owner of Small Business Insurance Services Inc., said that by guiding employees to seek their own health care coverage using online marketplaces, formally known as the exchange, administrators for groups between two and 50 workers can pass some of the health care cost savings on to their employees who also may be able to take advantage of federal subsidies. Sign-ups under the exchanges starts Oct. 1. At a dinner meeting downtown on Wednesday, Trumbower explained to a group of about 15 members of Luzerne County Association of Boroughs and Townships what to expect when the act, often called Obamacare, goes into effect Jan. 1. The federal health care insurance reform plan uses a tier system with platinum coverage offering the lowest deductibles with the highest premium at one end and a bronze plan keeping premiums down with higher out-ofpocket expenses at the other. In between there are gold and silver plans. A single person seeking coverage who earns $25,000 or less annually can buy individual coverage on a marketplace for about $144-per-month on the silver tier, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation online subsidy calculator. This could be useful in Northeastern Pennsylvania, where average wages are typically lower than other parts of the state, Trumbower said. Trumbower, whose firm is based in Bear Creek Township, how businesses will be affected if they buy employee coverage. According to his study: • 1.4 percent of his clients will see a decrease when paying for employees’ health care. • 6.8 percent will have up to a 20 percent increase. • 46.3 percent will have a 20 percent to 50 percent increase. • 45 percent will have a 50 percent or more increase, with about 10 percent of that group seeing costs rise by more than 100 percent. Speaking to the municipal leaders, Trumbower said pooling resources with other municipalities could result in a better rate, but that would call for conditions that might not be feasible. The governments would probably have to form a board of directors to administer the joint plan, limit their offerings to avoid complications and, most of all, they’d have to agree. “That’s a lot of different groups to come together and agree on this,” Trumbower said. Policies started before Jan. 1 are allowed to continue until they expire in 2014, so as long as a company or government renews its plan before the deadline, it can continue for at least another year to allow for more planning. Mary Susan Riccetti, Dupont Borough assistant administrative assistant, predicted an onslaught of problems in January and wondered why they’ve received no support as the online markteplaces that start up Tuesday. “I think a lot of people aren’t going to be able to do it,” Riccetti said. “We’ve had no guidance on how to set it up. No nothing … I’m amazed.” Trumbower discredited Republican efforts being made now in Congress to pull the rug out from under the act, signed into law in 2010, by de-funding it. “I really don’t think the defunding issue is going to hold water,” Trumbower said.

Dallas School District’s Wycallis Elementary was one of only 15 schools statewide — and the only one in the region — to be named a “Blue Ribbon” school when U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan unveiled the annual list of schools honored for high academic achievement. Wycallis will be honored along with 235 other public schools and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 18-19. This is the 31st year of the National Blue Ribbon Schools program. Wycallis was recognized in the “high performing” category.

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Eatery raising funds for food bank

In recognition of Hunger Action Month, Cork Bar & Restaurant, 463 Madison St., will host a fundraiser to benefit the Weinberg Food Bank 4 to 10 p.m. Friday. Cork will donate 20 percent of its sales from the night to the food bank. A basket raffle will also be held to benefit the food bank. The Weinberg Food Bank services local charitable organizations, feeding the needy in NEPA through food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and more. For more information, call 570-270-3818.

Britt Trumbower, president of Small Business Insurance Services Inc., explained ways to soften the impact of the federal health care act at a Luzerne County Association of Boroughs and Townships meeting Wednesday.

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has about 150 clients of varying sizes and includes some school districts. He crunched numbers using his clients to represent

Learn about pets, adopt on Saturday
Village Pet Supply is sponsoring a Fall Adoption and Education Event at its store at 2301 Sans Souci Parkway on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rescues attending will be Tracy’s Hope, One Life to Live, Murielle’s Place, Greyhound Rescue and My House Of Wings (a parrot rescue). There will be pet and people pictures with Dracula, Puppy Mill Education with Susan and John Makowski, Dog Scouts of America, a basket raffle, food, yard sale, the Hanover Police K-9 Unit 1:15 to 3 p.m. and Sandy Ford with her German shepherds for dog safety and obedience noon until 1 p.m. There also will be a rabies clinic 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $10. Other vaccines will be available.

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Murder victims’ loved ones pause for remembrance
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Vigil held for murder victims
of some of the murdered family members frozen in time. A single flame burned in front shedding enough light to read their names and dates. Walling, with a shaky voice, said that after the death of her daughter, a friend recommended POMC. Walling said that at the time she was always crying and was having a difficult time coping with the loss. After reading the organization’s website, she discovered her grief was quite normal. “I know I drove one woman at their headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, crazy,” she said. “But she gave me her email, work and home phone number.” Through this interaction, Walling found her strength and a way to keep her Jamie alive in her heart. Walling ran a POMC chapter locally for four years. The group has ended, but she encourages anyone who has lost a loved one due to a murder to call her at 570-235-1029. “You learn to take five minutes at a time a day, then that turns into 10 minutes at a time, ” she said. “Gradually, you learn to take each day hour by hour.” Everyone grieves differently and she stressed to never let anyone tell you there is a time limit on grieving. Before lighting the candles, Walling told the group, “there is no pill to take to stop the thoughts and the feelings that we feel.” “Memories are not enough, I want more, I want my Jamie,” she said. “I often wonder, ‘What would she look like? Would she be married? Would she have children?’ ” Walling lit her candle and turned to lite the candle of Tammy Purpura of Lock Haven who had lost her three children, Justin, Jennifer and Jon, when her husband shot them in their heads. “He took his own life, too, ” she said. “It is hard to know that he is not here suffering like I am.”

DCNR hosts clean-up day
Nescopeck State Park is one of 21 state parks to be spruced up Saturday. Volunteers can take part in National Public Lands Day events across Pennsylvania on Saturday, according to the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Marking its 18th year and billed as the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance public lands in America, National Public Lands Day is offered by the National Environmental Education Foundation to encourage and salute public contributions in parks, forests and open lands. For more information, log on to www. publiclandsday.org.

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Brian Keith Smith Jr. leaves the Kingston district judge’s office Wednesday morning after being arraigned on robbery charges.

Clark Van Orden | The Times Leader

Suspected serial purse thief is arrested
Brian Keith Smith Jr. needed money to support a drug addiction, police say
EDWARD LEWIS
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WILKES-BARRE

Knights to march for Rosary Rally

Combined Knights of Columbus councils from the Wyoming Valley are to march at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Holy Redeemer High School parking lot along Pennsylvania Boulevard, through the center of town to end at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, St. Mary’s Church, along South Washington Street, all the while praying the Rosary. The walk marks the 37th annual Rosary Rally, and it will end with Marion devotions at 3 p.m. and Mass at 3:30 in St. Mary’s. Those who do not wish to march should go directly to the church.

KINGSTON — Brian Keith Smith Jr. had just fallen asleep in a cell at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility when he was awakened early Wednesday afternoon. Kingston police wanted Smith on a warrant charging him with stealing two purses. Earlier Wednesday morning, Smith was arraigned on charges filed by Edwardsville police on a string of purse snatchings and separate burglaries at the same house. “Through the investigation of multiple purse thefts, we were able to come through with information and track him down,” said Edwardsville police Sgt. Hal Bond. “There are a total of four purse thefts, and an attempted theft in Kingston and a burglary of a home in Edwardsville.” Smith was arraigned just before 9 a.m. by District Judge Paul Roberts on five counts of theft, two counts each of burglary and criminal trespass and a single count of robbery filed by Edwardsville police. Later in the day at about 1:30 p.m., Roberts arraigned Smith on

three counts of robbery and two counts of criminal attempt filed by Kingston police. Bail on the seven sets of criminal complaints is $35,000. Police in the two neighboring municipalities allege Smith targeted people returning to their vehicles in shopping centers or outside banks who placed their purses on the passenger-side seat. He would then open the passenger-side door and swipe the purse, then drive away in a 1999 Buick, police said. “I believe it would have continued to happen,” Bond said, if Smith had not been captured. “It happened yesterday (Tuesday), it happened three times in the past week and a half; I believe he would have come back. He has a drug problem, he told me. Heroin.” Smith was arrested by Edwardsville police when a silver Buick was stopped at about 1:06 p.m. Wednesday. Smith was a passenger in the Buick, police said. According to the criminal complaints: • Sept. 24, 3:13 p.m: Smith entered a Nissan parked outside Citizens Bank on South Wyoming Avenue. A bank manager confronted Smith, who stole a global positioning system, an iPod and

sunglasses. A bank customer said Smith tried to steal an envelope containing $1,500 as the customer was walking into the bank. • Sept. 24, 3:59 p.m: Smith grabbed a purse from a woman in the parking lot of Gerrity’s Market on Union Street, Pringle. • Sept. 23, 1:31 p.m: Smith opened a passenger-side door of a vehicle and stole a purse when two women were getting into the car after shopping at Dollar Tree in Edwardsville. Smith drove away in a silver 1999 Buick. • Sept. 22, 12:36 p.m: Smith stole a purse from the passenger seat of a vehicle parked near Ollie’s Restaurant in the West Side Mall parking lot. • Sept. 13, 5:29 p.m: Smith stole a purse from the passenger seat of a vehicle while it was occupied by a woman near Ollie’s Restaurant in the West Side Mall parking lot. • Aug. 13, 4:20 a.m: Police allege Smith stole two video game systems and a DVD player during a burglary on Washington Street. • Aug. 5, 9:53 p.m: Police allege Smith stole a 55-inch television during a burglary at the same Washington Street residence of the Aug. 13 burglary.

PLAINS TWP. — Time does not heal all wounds, the desire to be with that person grows greater with time, Jim Kline said during a candle light vigil Wednesday night in memory of murder victims at the Plains Township Municipal Park. Wednesday marked the National Day Of Remembrance for Murder Victims, which was designated by the U.S. Congress in 2007, according to the National Victims Support Services. Gathering during a quiet part of the park, across from the pavilion, about 30 families and friends who have had daughters, sons, husbands or wives ripped from their lives by murder came together to help one another carry on one more day. Donna Walling, of Plain Township, organizer of the the event, also mourns her daughter Jamie Marie Walling, who was murdered on Oct. 5, 2000. Walling said this is the first year that a vigil of this nature was held. As a founder of the local chapter of the National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children (POMC), she said the group used to hold a memorial at the courthouse with a slide show of their children. Jim and Rose Ann Kline of Nanticoke still grieve for their daughter, Melissa Marie Kline, who was 25 when she was murdered by her former boyfriend on Feb. 21, 2005. Jim Kline said he visits the cemetery one or twice daily. He said that when he first heard of POMC, he reached out to Walling. “It was really easy to talk with her,” he said. “We all share the same pain.” On a picnic table, a black story board sat with pictures

Dem Committee to picnic in Ashley
The Luzerne County Democratic Committee is to host its annual fall picnic noon until 3 p.m. Sunday in Catholic War Vets Grove. State Democratic Party Chairman Jim Burn is expected. The event is free to the public and sponsored by the Democratic Committee, Democratic gubernatorial candidates John Hanger and Tom Wolf and the Democratic candidate for Pittston district judge Alex Kokura.

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Pittston man charged with sexual assault of 4-year-old
JON O’CONNELL
joconnell@timesleader.com

PITTSTON — A Pittston man was arrested Tuesday on sexual assault charges, and corruption of a minor, after he allegedly molested a 4-year-old. Eric Shields, 23, promised the child a chocolate bar if he performed an act sometime between December 2011 and August 2012, according to the criminal complaint. Those close to the child gave an approximate time because the child could remember only that it allegedly happened when they had a Christmas tree. The victim told a Luzerne County Children and Youth caseworker that he refused at first, but Shields

said he would not give him the chocolate if he didn’t comply. In July of this year, the child revealed to a babysitter that Shields had exposed himself to him. Shields is charged with felony counts of deviate intercourse with Shields a child, indecent assault of someone younger than 13 and corruption of a minor. He was also charged with indecent exposure and endangering the child’s welfare. He was jailed at Luzerne County Correctional Aimee Dilger | The Times Leader Facility for lack of $100,000 bail. A preliminary hear- Donna Walling speaks about her loss during the Day of ing is scheduled for Wednesdaybefore district Judge Remembrance vigil for victims of murder Wednesday night in Andrew Barilla Jr. Plains Township.

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NANTICOKE — Two Nanticoke cousins have been arrested in an assault on another man they say threatened them with a machete, police said. According to Nanticoke police: A patrolling officer spotted Robert William Belcher and Robert Harold Belcher III beating Walter Breita on the ground outside the Cocoa Hut convenience store along Middle Road around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, according to police reports. Handcuffed and stowed in a police cruiser, the Belchers
Best photographer Bob Dellarte applauds award recipients at The Sunday Dispatch 2013 Best of Greater Pittston reception at Brews Brothers in Jenkins Township on Tuesday evening. Winners in 80 categories as determined by readers of the Sunday Dispatch were presented plaques and window stickers to display in their businesses. A special section, complete with photos and stories of all winners, will appear in the upcoming Sunday issue of the Sunday Dispatch.
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hit their heads on the partition glass, spit and shouted obscenities. The officer called for an ambulance as it appeared Breita needed medical attention. Breita, who appeared intoxicated, told police the two men approached him in the parking lot and began hitting him. He went to his car to get the large knife and the Belchers retreated. He said after he put the machete back in his car, he tried to go inside the food store when the Belchers attacked him again, police said. The Belchers’ stories matched each other’s and both appeared to be drunk,

police said. The Robert William Belchers said Belcher intentionBreita approached ally clogged his cell’s them first with his toilet, threatened to machete. Officers shoot an officer and found the machete summon a “crew of in Breita’s car. The skin heads to clean Belchers could not Robert William the place up.” explain how the Belcher Court records knife got back inside the car. show Robert William A store clerk said it looked Belcher was charged with like the Belchers confronted misdemeanor counts of Breita, though she said they assault, making terroristic were out of view for part threats and disorderly conof the altercation. She told duct. He was also charged police she tried calling 911 with public drunkenness. three times but got a busy Robert III was charged with signal, police said. simple assault and criminal Police said the Belchers mischief. Breita was charged continued their aggres- with carrying prohibited sive behavior all the way to offensive weapon and public police headquarters, where drunkenness.

Three local TV stations to be sold to Sinclair
ANDREW M. SEDER
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PLAINS TWP. — Three local television stations are among a group of eight New Age Media stations Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. announced Wednesday it would pur-

chase for $90 million. Sinclair will buy local stations WOLF, a Fox affiliate; WQMY, a MY Network affiliate; and WSWB, a CW affiliate, in addition to five Florida-based television stations. Messages left with Jon Cadman, the general man-

ager of the local trio of stations, and John Parente, the chairman and chief executive officer of New Age Media, were not returned Wednesday. The company is based on Route 315 in Plains Township. The company still owns three TV stations in

Chattanooga, Tenn. According to Baltimorebased Sinclair, the transaction is expected to be finalized later this year or early next year and is pending approval by the Federal Communications Commission and antitrust clearance, as applicable.

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Cruz ends 21-hour speech
Spending bill heads for Senate vote after Texan’s marathon effort to stop Obamacare
ANDREW TAYLOR
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Have rocket, will travel U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins, center, and Russian cosmonauts Sergei Ryazansky, top, and Oleg Kotov wave prior to launch on Thursday. A Soyuz spacecraft carrying the astronauts lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, soaring into the night sky for a six-hour trip to the International Space Station. The men will spend six months on the station conducting a variety of experiments.

Survivors struggle; quake toll at 285
Survivors built makeshift shelters with sticks and bed sheets Wednesday, a day after their mud houses were flattened in an earthquake that killed 285 people in southwestern Pakistan and pushed a new island up out of the Arabian Sea. While waiting for help to reach remote villages, hungry people dug through the rubble to find food. And the country’s poorest province struggled with a dearth of medical supplies, hospitals and other aid. The quake flattened wide swathes of Awaran district, where it was centered, leaving much of the population homeless.

DALBADI, PAkIstAn

WASHINGTON — Tea party conservative Sen. Ted Cruz ended his all-night talkathon to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law after 21 hours and 19 minutes as legislation required to avert a partial government shutdown at midnight Monday easily cleared an initial Senate hurdle. Weary after a day and night on his feet, Cruz simply sat down at 12 noon EDT on Wednesday, the predetermined time for the Senate to adjourn, as several of his colleagues applauded. Senate Republicans and some House members congratulated the Texas freshman. Cruz actually joined every other senator in a 100-0 procedural vote to allow the measure

to officially be lain before the Senate. He says Republicans should rally against the measure in a vote scheduled Friday or Saturday on whether to cut off a filibuster on the measure itself, a vote that promises to give Democrats controlling the chamber a procedural edge if Cruz is not successful in blocking them. Cruz wants to derail the spending bill to deny Democrats the ability to strip a “defund Obamacare” provision out, a strategy that has put him at odds with other Republicans who fear that the move would spark a shutdown. After the vote, Cruz told reporters he hopes “that Republicans will listen to the people, and that all 46 Republicans come together. Coming into this debate we clearly were not united, there were significant divisions in the conference. I hope those divisions dissolve, that we come together in party unity.” He added: “Otherwise, I will say this: Any senator who votes with Majority Leader

Harry Reid and the Democrats to give Majority Leader Harry Reid the ability to fund Obamacare on a pure 51-vote, party vote, has made the decision to allow Obamacare to be funded.” The Senate’s top Democrat, Majority Leader Harry Reid, shrugged off Cruz’ effort. “For lack of a better way of describing this, it has been a big waste of time,” said Reid, D-Nev. Since Tuesday afternoon, Cruz — with occasional remarks by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and other GOP conservatives — has controlled the Senate floor and railed against Obamacare. At 10:41 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Cruz and his allies reached the 20-hour mark, the fourthlongest Senate speech since precise record-keeping began in 1900. That exceeded March’s 12-hour, 52-minute speech by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., like Cruz a tea party lawmaker and potential 2016 presiden-

AP Photo

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks to reporters as he emerges from the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday after his overnight crusade railing against the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as ‘Obamacare.’

tial contender, and filibusters by such Senate icons as Huey Long of Louisiana and Robert Byrd of West Virginia. In a reflection of the limited GOP support for Cruz’ effort, no members of the Senate leadership came to the Texan’s aid. Cruz said he has learned that defying party leaders is “sur-

vivable,” adding, “Ultimately, it is liberating” and that his long evening involved “sometimes some pain, sometimes fatigue.” But he added, “You know what? There’s far more pain in rolling over. … Far more pain in not standing up for principle.”

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Nairobi attack puts spotlight on mall safety
Intrusive security touchy subject for stores, shoppers
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UnItED nAtIOns

‘We’re ready to talk,’ Iran’s president says
Iran’s new president said Wednesday his country is ready to negotiate and has “nothing to hide” as world powers prepare to revive stalled talks over Tehran’s disputed nuclear activities. Iran has agreed to meet with six world powers today on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly to try to restart nuclear negotiations that stalled in April. The West suspects Iran is trying to build a nuclear weapon, something Tehran has repeatedly denied. “If there is political will on the other side, which we think there is, we are ready to talk,” President Hasan Rouhani told editors in New York in a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. “We believe the nuclear issue will be solved by negotiation.”

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Derailed cars are strewn about the tracks after three freight trains collided near Amarillo, Texas, on Wednesday. An eastbound train rear-ended a stopped train and then a westbound train collided with the two-train wreck, derailing up to 30 cars and injuring four crewmembers, two critically.

Navy Yard gunman thought he was being controlled
Aaron Alexis claimed electromagnetic waves forced his hand, report finds
ERIC TUCKER
Associated Press

Sandy Hook 911 tapes to be released
The state’s Freedom of Information Commission on Wednesday ordered the release of the 911 tapes from last year’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, ruling in favor of an appeal by The Associated Press for access to records withheld by investigators. The recordings could shed light on the law enforcement response to one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. The FOI panel accepted the recommendation of its hearing officer, Kathleen Ross, who last month rejected an argument from prosecutors that releasing the tapes could harm the investigation into the Dec. 14 massacre. Prosecutors said they would appeal the commission’s ruling in Connecticut’s courts.

HARtFORD, COnn.

WASHINGTON — The Washington Navy Yard gunman did not target specific individuals when he opened fire inside a building, killing 12 people, and was under a delusional belief that he was being controlled by extremely low frequency electromagnetic waves, the FBI said Tuesday. Records recovered from Aaron Alexis’s computer and cellphone reveal paranoia and mental health problems that authorities are investigating as the root cause. “Ultra-low frequency attack is what I’ve been subject to for the last 3 months, and to be perfectly honest that is what has driven me to this,” read a document agents recovered from Alexis after the shooting. He had also written “my ELF weapon” — an apparent reference to extremely low frequency waves

— on a shotgun he used in the rampage. Alexis, a 34-year-old former Navy reservist and IT contractor, used a valid badge to access the Navy Yard on the morning of Sept. 16 with a sawed-off Remington shotgun he had purchased two days earlier. He was killed by a U.S. Park Police officer following a rampage and shootout that police now say lasted for about an hour. Authorities say Alexis had only recently started his job, and that although there was a “routine performance-related issue addressed to him” on the Friday before the shooting, there’s no indication that he targeted particular co-workers or was motivated by problems in the workplace, said Valerie Parlave, head of the FBI’s Washington field office. “There is no indication that this caused any sort of reaction from him. We have not determined there to be any previous relationship between Alexis

Aaron Alexis moves through the hallway of a Washington Navy Yard building on Sept. 16 in this video image provided by the FBI.

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and any of the victims,” Parlave said. At the Pentagon on Wednesday, Deputy Secretary Ash Carter said the department will complete three separate reviews in late December, including internal and independent assessments of base safety procedures as well as the security clearance process.

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Lawyer: Jackson made fatal choice

Syrian rebel groups ally, call for Islamic law
Split from the main opposition group fuels President Assad’s claim he is battling extremists
Associated Press

Michael Jackson died because of his own bad choices, not because of anything done by AEG Live, a lawyer for the producer of Jackson’s comeback concerts told jurors Wednesday. Delivering his closing argument in the long-running negligence case by Jackson’s family, defense attorney Marvin Putnam said the company did not know anything about Jackson’s use of propofol as a sleep aid and did not hire Dr. Conrad Murray to be his physician for the “This Is It” shows in London. Putnam said Jackson and AEG Live both wanted the concerts to go forward but suggested the company would have pulled the plug on the tour if it had known Jackson was using propofol.

ZEINA KARAM

BEIRUT — Nearly a dozen of Syria’s powerful rebel factions, including one linked to al-Qaida, formally broke with the main opposition group in exile Wednesday and called for Islamic law in the country, dealing a severe blow to the Western-backed coalition. The new alliance is a potential turning point, entrenching the schism within the

rebellion and giving President Bashar Assad fuel for his long-stated contention that his regime is battling Islamic extremists in the civil war. The Turkey-based Syrian National Coalition — the political arm of the Free Syrian Army rebel group — has long been accused by those fighting inside Syria of being a puppet promoted by the West and Gulf Arab states supporting the Syrian rebellion. Wednesday’s public rejection of the coalition’s authority will likely be extremely damaging for its future in Syria, particularly at a time when the U.S. and Russia are pushing for peace talks. “If the groups involved

stand by this statement, I think this could be a very big deal — especially if it develops into a more-structured alliance instead of just a joint position,” said political analyst Aron Lund. “It basically means that some of the biggest mainstream Islamist forces within the so-called FSA are breaking up with the political leadership appointed for them by the West and Gulf states, to cast their lot with more hard-line and anti-Western Islamists,” he said. The announcement came less than two weeks after the coalition elected an interim prime minister, Ahmad Touma, charging him with

organizing governance in opposition-held territories that have descended into chaos and infighting. In a joint statement, 11 rebel groups that are influential in Aleppo province in the north, including Jabhat al-Nusra, which is listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department, said they rejected the authority of the Syrian National Coalition as well as Touma’s appointment. A video on the Internet showed Abdel-Aziz Salameh, political chief of the Liwaa alTawheed brigade that is particularly strong in the northern city of Aleppo, reading the statement.

NEW YORK — Some malls around the world have been scrambling to add security guards to look for suspicious people following a deadly attack on a shopping center in Nairobi over the weekend. But for other malls, it’s been business as usual. The mixed reactions by malls across the globe isn’t unusual in an industry whose security efforts vary from unarmed guards in most shopping centers in the U.S. to metal detectors and bag searches in places like Israel to main entrances that resemble airport security lines in India. The disparity offers a glimpse at why any moves following the Nairobi incident to increase mall security in countries that have less strict procedures aren’t likely to last: The industry continues to struggle with how to keep shoppers safe without scaring them away. “No one wants, when you go shopping, to be strip searched, to be interviewed in a room by a security guard,” said Simon Bennett, director, Civil Safety and Security Unit at the University of Leicester in England. “That might be acceptable in aviation, but it is not in commercial retail.” Security concerns come after 12 to 15 al-Shabab militants, wielding grenades, took control of Westgate mall in Nairobi. Terrorists held Kenya security forces for four days, killing at least 67 civilians and government troops and injuring 175 others. The Kenyan government said Tuesday that the attackers were defeated, with several suspects killed or arrested. In the aftermath, security was tight at the Junction Mall in Nairobi. In the U.S., the International Council of Shopping Centers, a trade group of shopping centers representing about one third of retail space globally, said the U.S. government’s Department of Homeland Security is reaching out to corporate security at all malls. At the same time, the group said some of the malls in the U.S. and South Africa are beefing up private security personnel, while others are bringing in more off duty police officers. Mall of America, the biggest U.S. mall, added extra uniformed security officers and stepped up other measures, but officials at the Bloomington, Minn.-based mall declined to elaborate. “We will … remain vigilant as we always do in similar situations,” said Dan Jasper, a mall spokesman. In general, U.S. malls focus on reacting to a shooting more than preventing one. Malls depend on private security personnel, most of whom don’t carry guns, though they do work with local police. And while they’re trained to look for suspicious behavior and report that to authorities, they’re discouraged from intervening.

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the township. Dontrell Ferguson, 34, and Keri Lyn Longenberger, 23, were arrested at their Rutter Street house, where the heroin, marijuana and contraband were allegedly discovered. Ferguson and Longenberger were arraigned on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal conspiracy. They were jailed Longenberger at the Luzerne County Ferguson Wednesday by District Correctional Facility for Judge Joseph Halesey lack of $50,000 bail each. According to a news release: Police and members with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Ferguson and Longenberger when serving outstanding warrants at the Rutter Street house on Tuesday. Suspected marijuana and heroin packaging materials were spotted in plain view. A search warrant obtained for the residence revealed $3,000 worth of unpackaged heroin, $6,500 cash, hundreds of new and used heroin

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State police search for alleged car thief
EDWARD LEWIS
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HANOVER TWP. — Two people were arrested and a large amount of heroin, cash and heroin packets ready to be packaged were found inside a residence in the Buttonwood section of

packets, heroin package stampers marked “Trick or Treat” and “Letter,” a digital scale, three cellphones and a coffee grinder with heroin residue, police said. Preliminary hearings are scheduled on Oct. 8 before Halesey.

WYOMING — State police at Wyoming are searching for a man they suspect stole a 2006 Ford Explorer that was found crushed at a scrap yard. An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for Donald Mosley, 43, with known addresses as 2737 Hillcrest Road, Bear Creek Township, and 57 Mill St., Wilkes-Barre, charging him with receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy and dealing in proceeds of unclaimed property. According to the criminal complaint: Pick your own Tomatoes
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State police searched General Metals and Auto Parts Recycling behind the scrap yard and found the crushed Ford among other vehicles that Mosley had been crushed. General Metals owner Jason Tricarico told police he did not know how the Ford ended up on his property, the complaint says. Douglas Johnson, an employee at General Metals, identified Mosely as the per-

son who dropped off the Ford. General Metals accepted it without the title, state police said. Court records say Mosley is serving a one-year probation sentence that was imposed on Nov. 19, 2012, for retail theft and theft by deception. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Mosley is asked to call Trooper John McGeary at 570-697-2000.

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DOLORES BEIL, 84, a lifetime resident of Mountain Top, passed away Sunday evening at Mountain Top Senior Care. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 436 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. For a full obituary, see Sunday’s edition of the newspaper or www. desideriofh.com. ROBERT E. “BOB” PAUSKA, 66, of Glen Lyon, passed away on Tuesday at the Golden Living Center Summit, Wilkes-Barre. Funeral arrangements are pending from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon. LEE J. RYAN, 81, of Forty Fort, died Wednesday at Kingston Health Care, Kingston, where he was a guest. Arrangements are pending from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. A complete obituary will appear in Friday’s edition of the newspaper.

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DANIEL J. ZIKOWSKI SR.
Sept. 23, 2013
Daniel J. Zikowski Sr., 77, of Church Street, Kingston, passed away on Monday at his home. He was born in Kingston on March 3, 1936. He was the son of the late Joseph and Ann Yanushonis Zaykowski. He was a graduate of Kingston High School, where he excelled at wrestling and wrestled in the state tournament. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and an associate member of the Kingston VFW Post 283. He was employed by the Lion Brewery, Wilkes-Barre, for more than 30 years until his retirement, where he served as union president. He was an avid Notre Dame and Philadelphia Eagles football fan, and also enjoyed hunting with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Zikowski. Surviving are his sons, David Zikowski and his wife,

JOSEPH S. NARESKI
Sept. 19, 2013
Joseph S. Nareski, 76, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Joseph was born and raised in Plymouth, and most recently lived with his family in Hagerstown, Md. Prior to retirement, he was employed for 25 years by the Bethlehem Steel Corp., Bethlehem, as a property appraiser. Joseph was a loving family man. He was preceded in death by parents, Chester and Stella Kardel Nareski; his brother, Chester; and his baby sister, Phyllis. Surviving are his loving wife of 56 years, Ruth Savitski Nareski; his children, Donna Hamstead and her husband, Richard, Charles Town, W.Va.; Carol Nareski and her daughter, Madison Nareski, Hagerstown; and Matt Nareski, his wife, Jacqueline, and their daughter, Christine, Clarksburg, Md.

MARIE SHAMPACK
Sept. 23, 2013
Marie Shampack, 83, a lifelong resident of Swoyersville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday evening, Sept. 23, 2013, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Her loving husband is Michael J. Shampack. Together, Michael and Marie celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on March 26, 2013. Born on April 6, 1930, in Swoyersville, Marie was a daughter of the late George and Catherine (Klenotic) Grietzer. Marie was a graduate of the former Swoyersville High School, Class of 1947. Prior to retirement, Marie was employed as a seamstress in the local garment industry. A faithful Catholic, Marie was a past member of the former Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Swoyersville, where at one time, she was a member of the parish’s Confraternity of Christian Women. After the consolidation of her church, Marie became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish, Swoyersville. A woman of many enjoyments, Marie especially enjoyed cooking for her family and hosting all of their holiday dinners at her home. Marie’s greatest love in life was for her family, and she cherished every moment she had with them. She will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Though her presence will be deeply missed, her legacy of love will continue to live on in the hearts of her loved ones. In addition to her parents, George and Catherine Grietzer, Marie was preceded in death by her brother, George Grietzer; and her sister, Margaret Jayne. In addition to her husband, Michael, Marie is survived

ROBERT S. ‘BOB’ TRETHAWAY
Sept. 20, 2013
Robert S. “Bob” Trethaway, 68, of St. Simons Island, Ga., passed peacefully at home Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Bob was a native of Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1969 with a degree in pharmacy. Bob lettered in football for four years and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He was a member of many professional organizations, including the American Pharmaceutical Association, National Compounding Pharmacists Association, Georgia Pharmaceutical Association, Professional Compounding Centers of America and the Independent Pharmacist Association. As owner of Seaside Pharmaceutical in Brunswick, Ga., Bob mentored pharmacy students from the University of Georgia and Mercer University as well as pre-pharmacy students from College of Coastal Georgia. Bob’s interests included Pitt football, American Saddlebred show horses, gardening, G-Gauge trains, reading and golf. He was a member of the Brunswick Country Club and the Golden Isles Rose Society. He served as the director of the American Saddlebred Horse Association for 10 years, treasurer and director of the American Saddlebred Museum for 10 years and was a member of the American Saddlebred Horse Association of Georgia and the American Saddlebred Association of the Carolinas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Louise (Kivler) Trethaway; and a sister, Judith Meiers. Bob is survived by his wife of 44 years, R. Denise Trethaway; a brother, William A. Trethaway, Mechanicsburg; two nieces, Debra Meiers Hicks, San Diego, and Patty Meiers, Madison, Ala.; a grand-niece, Kayla Braxton, Madison; a sister-in-law, Cheryl Rinovato, Verona, Pa.; and a brother-in-law, Mark Rinovato, Palm Springs, Calif. The family will receive friends 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. The Rev. Dee Shaffer will lead a prayer service at 7 p.m. A private inurnment will be at Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens on St. Simons Island at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to either the American Saddlebred Museum, 4083 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511, www. asbmuseum.org; or to the Heinz Memorial Chapel Building Fund, University of Pittsburgh, 1212 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, www.heinzchapel.pitt. edu. Online condolences may be expressed at www.edomillerandsons.com.

Rhonda; Daniel Zikowski Jr. and his wife, Kimberly; Dwayne Zikowski; and Doug Zikowski and his wife, Donna; grandchildren, Stacy, Michael, Timmy and Brandi; greatgrandchildren, Robert and Jacob; a niece, Gina; and a nephew, Bobby. A memorial service will be at noon Saturday at the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville. Family and friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in All Saints Parish, 66 Willow St., Plymouth. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Nativity Cemetery, Plymouth Township. Calling hours will be 8:30 a.m. until the time of services Saturday. For directions or to submit online condolences, visit www. sjgrontkowskifuneralhome.com.

IRIS P. LABARR
Iris P. LaBarr, 98, Shavertown, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at The Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas. She was born in Loyalville, a daughter of the late Herbert and Addie Grover Payne. She was a graduate of Laketon High School and Bloomsburg Normal School. She was a teacher at the Loyalville Elementary School in the Laketon School District. Iris was a member of the Shavertown United Methodist Church and the church’s Ruth Circle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry LaBarr, in 1990; as well as brothers, Clarence Payne, Harold Payne, Earl Payne and Robert Payne; and sisters, Mary Alice Whitesell and Mildred Delaney. She is survived by a daughter, Donna, and her husband, Andrew Kachmar,

GENE LISPI
Sept. 24, 2013
Eugene F. Lispi, 87, of Laflin, a well-known local businessman, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday morning, Sept. 24, 2013, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, after a prolonged illness. He was surrounded by his family. Born in Yatesville, he was a son of the late Joseph and Sabatina (LaVerde) Lispi. He attended Plains High School and graduated from Wyoming Seminary. Upon graduation, he entered into the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS Charles Carroll. While at sea, he would often type stories as they were dictated to him by Ernie Pyle, a well-known war correspondent during World War II. After his discharge from the service, he graduated from King’s College with plans to enter medical school, but, due to his father’s failing health, he was needed in the family business of Lispi Brothers. Always interested in involving himself and his family in new ventures, and worried about the future of his family, he then built Lispi Lanes. Once the business was established, he left a member of his family in charge and moved on. When the idea of building a horseracing facility in Plains Township was about to become a reality, he and his brother, Albert, began their racing stable. They owned several racehorses, most notably Seminole Gene. A member of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association and U.S. Trotting Association, he was elected to the board of directors of Pocono Downs. Firmly established in the field of horseracing, he once again moved on. He met and married Osma Abraham, daughter of Robert Abraham, a local car dealer. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in November of this year. Listening to the stories from his father-inlaw, he became interested in new car sales. Gene Lispi Chevrolet, later know as Abraham Chevrolet, was established. A novice to the newcar business, he furthered his education in the automobile industry by studying sales and marketing at Princeton University and graduating from the Dealers’ Sons College of Chevrolet. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salesmen and a member of the Dealer Council Advisory Board of Chevrolet Motor Division. He opened Lispi’s Restaurant and Lounge in 1977. Still not satisfied, he moved on. Having been the son of a coal miner and working in his family’s mines as a boy, his next ventures would be GL&O Coal, Great Eastern Coal, Pardeesville Associates of Hazleton and

Sept. 24, 2013

Shavertown; son, Douglas, and his wife, Mary LaBarr, Line Lexington, Pa.; grandchildren, Malissa Shirk and her husband, William; Cynthia Sickler and her husband, Pete; David LaBarr and his wife, Georgia; Kate LaBarr; greatgrandchildren, Emily Shirk, Jeffrey and Aleigha Ladamus; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with the Rev. Judy Walker, pastor of Shavertown United Methodist Church, officiating. Friends may call 10 a.m. until time of service. Donations, if desired, may be sent to the Shavertown United Methodist Church, 163 Pioneer Ave., Shavertown, PA 18708; or Activity Department, The Meadows Nursing Center, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas, PA 18612.

PAUL W.T. WARNAGIRIS
Sept. 24, 2013
Paul W.T. Warnagiris died on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Lynn Care Rehabilitation Center in Front Royal, Va. He was 84 years old. Mr. Warnagiris was born in Wyoming, a son of the late Witty and Frances Waiksnis Warnagiris. He was a graduate of Wyoming High School, where he was a member of the football and basketball teams. A 1953 graduate of Wilkes College, he was also a member of the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of technical sergeant, serving from 1947 to 1949 and also serving in Korea. He served as president of St. Casimir’s Church choir and commander of the American Legion, Wyoming. Paul was an employee of IBM in Endicott, N.Y., and of Sears in Kingston. In 1969, Warnagiris and his wife, the former Christina Dobilas, established, published and edited the Wyoming Valley Observer, owned by Wyoming Observer Inc. The Observer, under Warnagiris’ leadership, also established a series of weekly shoppers in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties called The Neighbors. In Monroe County, Warnagiris published the Pocono Today shopper and the weekly Monroe County Sunday Herald. He and John Rygiel published “The Great Flood of 1972,” which was printed by Warnagiris’ printing company, Cro Woods, Wyoming. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia and Joann Warnagiris; four brothers, Sylvester, Carl, William J. and Robert; sisterin-law, Mrs. Robert (Ruth Vitek) Warnagiris. Warnagiris is survived, in addition to his wife, by seven children and their spouses, Mr. and Mrs. (nee Kelly Murphy) Paul David Warnagiris, Winchester, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. (nee Frances McMullen) John Warnagiris, Stroudsburg; Mr. and Mrs. (nee Tammy Schall) George Warnagiris, Pittsburgh; William A. Warnagiris, Stroudsburg; Mr. and Mrs. (nee Sandy Shivitz) Joseph Warnagiris, Pittsburgh; Mr. and Mrs. (nee Dr. Chrissy Warnagiris) Allen Machielson, Huntington, Ind.; Maj. Christopher J. Warnagiris, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Kimberly, Paul Donald, Mary, Joseph, Abigail and Jacob Warnagiris and Elizabeth and Thomas Machielson. Paul is also survived by sisters-in-law, Mrs. Sylvester (Mary Ann Bulger) Warnagiris, Kingston; Mrs. Vincent (Regina Dobilas) Poplawski, Dupont; and Mrs. George (Marcella Dobilas), Dupont; and brother-in-law, George Dobilas, Huntington Beach, Calif. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home, 134 Church St., Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John Evangelist Church Community, the former St. Casimir’s Parish, William Street, Pittston. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Duryea.

GG&L Enterprises. Gene was the also the president and CEO of Lispi Enterprises and Maple Developments, family owned and operated enterprises. A member of St. Joseph Marello Church and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, he was also a member of the Plains American Legion, Post 558; the Italian American Association; King’s College Century Club and an associate member of the Fraternal Order of Police. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, David and Albert, both of Yatesville; and a sister, Eleanor Torony, Plains Township. He is survived by his wife, Osma; his sister, Josephine “Pippy” Kleckner, Plains Township; sister-in-law, Andrea “Candy” Abraham, Wilkes Barre; numerous, nieces, nephews, greatnieces and great-nephews. The family especially thanks the staff of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center for the excellent care, profound compassion and patience that was shown to Gene and his family during this difficult time. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Morello Parish in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Pittston. The Rev. John Shearer, O.S.J., will be celebrant. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the HCC Patient Assistance Fund, 1000 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711; St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140; St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509; Blue Chip Farms, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, PA 18612; or SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.

by her son, John Shampack, and his wife, Barbara, Plains Township; her daughter, Mary Anne Crofchick, and her husband, Robert, Mountain Top; her grandchildren, Jennifer Durako and her husband, Chris; Kimberly Crofchick; Erin Crofchick and Matthew Crofchick; numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her pastor, officiating. Interment with the rite of committal will follow in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville. Family and friends are invited to call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Marie’s memory to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, PA 18704. For additional information or to send the family of Mrs. Marie Shampack an online message of condolence, visit the funeral home’s website at www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.

W. BRUCE NEIL
Sept. 18, 2013
W. Bruce Neil, of Leesburg, Fla., and formally of Dallas, passed away Sept. 18, 2013, in Beaumont, Texas. Bruce was born Aug. 30, 1950, in Wilkes Barre, to William and Eleanor Neil. He grew up in Trucksville and attended Dallas schools. Upon graduation in 1968, he entered the first classes for hospitality and hotel management at Luzerne County Community College, where he excelled and was a member of Gamma Alpha Gamma. After earning an associate of science and through the efforts of his mentor, Mr. James Malkames, he was accepted into the hospitality management program at Cornell University, graduating in 1974. While at Cornell, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. He also holds a master’s degree in education from American Intercontinental University, and a Ph.D. in hospitality. He began his hospitality career at the illustrious Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., before entering the management-trainee program for Marriott Corp. During the next decade, he managed facilities for Marriott, Sheraton and Morris Custom Management, as well as for private resorts. In 1980, he took a position as food-service venue manager for the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. A change in careers came in 1984 when, with the retirement of his mentor, he became department head and professor of the hotel restaurant programs at Luzerne County Community College. He held this position for the next 16 years. During his tenure, the program expanded and became highly recognized in the academic arena. While at this position, he achieved many honors, including the Outstanding Faculty Award, the Outstanding Alumni Award, CASE nominee and runner-up for the prestigious CHRIE International Award. He was also invited to be a member of the People to People Academic Committee as a representative of the hospitality education field to advise the Russian Tourism Industry in developing their hospitality industry to meet the needs of a growing western tourism business. The committee included Russian President Vladimir Putin, the then-head of the Committee for External

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Relations of the St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office. The group also met with tourism personnel in Czechoslovakia. After leaving LCCC, Mr. Neil was department head at colleges in Tennessee and Ohio before he accepted a post as visiting professor for the Australian International Hotel School in Canberra, Australia. When he returned to the United States, he was department head and professor at Mohawk Valley Community College in Rome, N.Y. In 2010, he became an online-instructor for Le Cordon Bleu and the Art Institute. He then started his travels in his motor home. He made his way to Texas, where he managed Hidden Lake RV Resort in Beaumont and Timber Lodge RV Resort in New Waverly, as well his continued online work. During the Olympics, Bruce met Judith Relyea, and they were married March 15, 1980, in Lake Placid. They have two sons, Michael Andrew Neil and Robert Bruce Neil. Robert is married to Rebecca Fox Neil, residing in Cambridge, Md. Michael is married to Lori Van Etten Neil, and together they have eight children: Nicole Boyenowski and her husband, Joseph, Dupont; Sidney; Keegan; Delanie; Keifer; Malaki, Beckam and Kayton, all residing in Dallas. A private gathering will be held in Dallas for the family on Oct. 19, 2013. Arrangements were made by Broussard’s of Beaumont, Texas. To leave a message for the family, visit www.broussardsmortuary.com/services. asp?page=services In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Reaud Guest House, 3120 College St., Beaumont, TX 77701. The facility provides low-cost housing for patients undergoing medical care at area hospitals.

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WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested three juveniles Tuesday on charges they robbed a King’s College student on East North Street last month. A 20-year-old man who is a student at the college said he was walking in the area when he was approached by a group of young men at about 12:30 a.m. Aug. 23. The student said the men demanded his cellphone. When he refused, police said, he was punched in the head and knocked down. Police said the student’s iPhone and wallet were stolen. He was treated at a local hospital, police said. Hours after the assault and robbery, King’s College released a picture from a surveillance camera of possible suspects. Police on Tuesday said three male juveniles were identified and arrested. They were incarcerated at a juvenile facility pending further court action in Luzerne County Juvenile Court. WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following: • A maroon 1997 Dodge 2500 van was reported stolen from South Meade Street on Tuesday. The van’s owner stated his son stole the van. • Police arrested Norman Bordley, 49, of Wilkes-Barre, on charges of simple assault and harassment after a domestic incident with his girlfriend on South Meade Street on Tuesday. Bordley was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $7,500 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 3 before District Judge Martin Kane. • Police said someone scratched a 2007 Chevrolet while it was parked in the 100 block of Lehigh Street on Monday. • A surveillance video at a West Ross Street residence recorded a woman with red hair and pale skin stealing a parcel containing a jacket from the front porch on Monday. The parcel was delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. • A rear window was damaged on a 2013 Chevrolet sometime between 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday. • Police arrested John Murray, 40, of Garnett Lane, Wilkes-Barre, when he was found Monday under the South Street Bridge. Murray was wanted by the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department on allegations he failed to appear for a court hearing on a receiving stolen property charge. • Francisco Sosa of Scott Street reported Sunday someone entered her residence and damaged a door frame. • Police arrested Tiffany Fritz, 25, of North Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre, when she was allegedly found with 8 heroin packets and paraphernalia while she was sitting in front of the Meade Street Baptist Church on Sunday. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. • Ricardo Salazar, 28, of New Hancock Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arrested Tuesday on charges he gave a false name to police. Police said they investigated a suspicious vehicle parked in the middle of New Hancock Street at about 1:40 a.m. Salazar gave his date of birth and stated his three children, ages 18, 16 and 3, were inside his residence. Police said the date of birth Salazar provided would have made him 12-years-old when his oldest son was born. Police learned of Salazar’s true name when he was checked by LiveScan, which showed a warrant for his arrest. Salazar was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail. FREELAND — Terrell Taron Morgan, 23, of Centre Street, Freeland, was arraigned Tuesday by District Judge Gerald Feissner on charges he obstructed police during a traffic stop on Sept. 9. Police allege Morgan and a woman approached two officers involved in a traffic stop of a suspected drunken driver on South Centre Street. Morgan yelled profanities and refused to leave the area, police said. Police allege Morgan told the two officers, “You and your boy (other officer) are about to have a whole lot of problems,” according to the criminal complaint. Morgan was charged with obstructing administrative law of justice, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He was jailed at the county prison for lack of $5,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 8 before Feissner. HAZLETON — City police reported the following: • A thrown brick damaged a 2005 Cadillac while the car was parked in the 600 block of Akter Street on Wednesday. • A Chevrolet Trail Blazer was vandalized while it was parked in the 600 block of Carson Street from 12:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Ygnacio Diaz-Matos reported Tuesday his 13-year-old daughter, Rachel Diaz, was missing from their residence. Diaz is described as being 5 feet, 2 inches tall, long brown hair, brown eyes, about 95 pounds, and was last seen wearing black clothing. Anyone with information about Rachel Diaz is asked to call Hazleton police at 570-459-4940. DALLAS TWP. — Township police say they are searching for owners of lost items: A key fob to an Acura was found on Lake Street on Sept. 12. The key fob has miscellaneous keys. A black iPad with a black case was found on Sept. 21. Anyone with information about the lost items is asked to call Dallas Township police at 570674-2003. WRIGHT TWP. — Christopher Kamowski, of Mountain Road, reported on Sunday his Pennsylvania license plate HYE-3206 was stolen from his 1998 Dodge Durango when the car was parked in a driveway at his residence. Police said neighbors reported their vehicles were entered and items stolen. HANOVER TWP. — Township police reported the following: • Jennifer Ridall of Mark Drive reported Tuesday a video game system and a cellphone were stolen during a burglary at her residence. • France Watson of Hanover Village reported Tuesday a video game system was stolen from his apartment. • Police arrested AmyJo Simon, 28, of Center Street, Hanover Township, Tuesday on an arrest warrant alleging she failed to appear in Luzerne County Court on a retail theft charge. Simon was arrested when police investigated a domestic disturbance in Askam. She was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. • Benigno Lopez of Lee Park Avenue reported Tuesday he was assaulted while walking along South Main Street near Knox Street. Lopez described his attackers at two black men, one wearing a blue bandanna. Lopez suffered an injury to his face and declined medical treatment. • Police are investigated an attempted theft at Ronnie’s Service Station on Sans Souci Parkway on Tuesday. Police said an unknown person was in the fenced-in area and tried take a vehicle from the property. Witnesses told police the suspect fled the area over a fence to the rear of the property. Anyone with information about the attempted theft is asked to call Hanover Township police at 570-825-1254. TUNKHANNOCK — No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash at Bridge and Tioga streets on Sept. 21, state police at Tunkhannock said. 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WILKES-BARRE — A city man charged with shooting and killing another man after a fight between their sons entered a not-guilty plea at a formal arraignment Wednesday and will likely stand trial on a homicide charge in January. Shauntae Thomas, 36, is charged with the shooting death of Derrick Cottle, 40, in April. Thomas’ attorneys say he was “overcome with the intense emotion” after seeing his son beaten and lying in a pool of blood. Because of threats to him and his family, Thomas believed his actions were justified, his attorneys have said. Senior Judge Joseph Augello said a trial will likely be held the second or third week of January. WILKES-BARRE — A lawyer representing a Plymouth Township adult entertainment bar filed court papers Tuesday asking that a lawsuit against the establishment be thrown out. The Getaway Lounge filed court papers through its attorney, Daniel Lynch, of Philadelphia, asking that at least one of the counts in the lawsuit be dismissed. Tuesday’s court papers also say the bar denies any negligence on its part in the suit filed by Rachel Fincham Kaminski. Kaminski filed the suit last month stating the business knowingly gave her alcohol when she was drunk, causing her to drive drunk and ultimately strike a car headon. She and two others were injured. The suit seeks more than $100,000 in damages. According to the suit, Kaminski was at the Getaway Lounge on Nov. 26, 2011, and was drinking until about 11:30 p.m. The bar and an unnamed worker, identified in the suit as Jane Doe, continued to provide her with drinks even though she was “visibly intoxicated, had slurred speech and was speaking incoherently,” according to the lawsuit. Kaminski left the bar and tried to drive home, side-swiping several vehicles, driving on the wrong side of the road and causing a head-on collision. Kaminski had a blood-alcohol level of 0.301 percent, the suit states. A person in Pennsylvania is consider intoxicated with a BAC of 0.08 percent. WILKES-BARRE — A Lycoming County man charged with sexually assaulting a teen girl pleaded no contest Wednesday to a related charge and was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison. James Walter Zerby, 46, of Linden, entered the plea to a charge of unlawful contact or communication with a minor and was sentenced by County Judge Lesa Gelb. Zerby must register his address under Megan’s Law and appear for a Megan’s Law hearing where a judge will determine if he is a sexually violent predator on Nov. 26. Zerby was arrested by Newport Township police in May 2012 after the girl alleged he sexually assaulted her at a residence in Glen Lyon from 2003 through 2006. Zerby is known to the girl’s family. WILKES-BARRE – A man charged with allowing gambling devices at a local pool hall pleaded guilty Tuesday to a related charge and was ordered to pay a $100 fine. David Walkowiak, 57, of Guys and Dolls Billiards on South Wyoming Avenue, Edwardsville, pleaded guilty to a summary count of disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $100 fine by County Judge Lesa Gelb. Walkowiak had originally been charged with a count of allowing gambling at the business, but prosecutors were agreeable to the disorderly conduct charge. According to court papers, in May 2012, an officer with the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement found six video gambling devices in operation in the pool hall. Court papers indicate Walkowiak told police people playing the machines would receive a payout. WILKES-BARRE — A Philadelphia man sentenced in July on charges relating to the May 2012 robbery of a Plymouth Township strip club has appealed his case to the state Superior Court. Kevin Williams, 31, was sentenced on July 8 to 10 to 20 years in state prison after being convicted by a Luzerne County jury in May of robbery, trespassing, theft, receiving stolen property and two counts of criminal conspiracy. Prosecutors say Williams and his co-defendant, William Gronosky, entered the Carousel Lounge on U.S. Route 11 in March 2012, pointed guns at the club’s owner and left with cash and other items.

Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Thomas Burke administers the oath of office on Wednesday to the Janet Serino, of Harding, who will become the next superintendent of Wyoming Area School District when Ray Bernardi retires in April. Serino, 60, will be the first female superintendent in the history of the district. About 50 people, mostly Wyoming Area staff and family members of Serino, attended the event at the district’s Secondary Center and were treated to a luncheon. Serino was sworn-in as the district is caught up in a nearly monthlong teachers strike.

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‘Anti-snitch’problems worsen with Facebook
Erie County law enforcement officials are exasperated that witnesses to crimes refuse to divulge what they see, and criminals won’t lead police to the masterminds behind their actions. Now we have insights into one powerful force that’s scaring witnesses and intimidating our youth: Facebook posts that identify and castigate “snitches.” As Lisa Thomspon and Kevin Flowers reported on Sept. 15, at least three Facebook pages have been created with posts about the names and photos of Erie people believed to be cooperating with police. The pages used the name “Jay Reed” or some variation but disappeared after reporters tried to contact the creators. People criticized as “snitches” and family members were afraid to speak to reporters. The news story also followed the case of a 15-year-old robbery suspect who refused to tell Judge John Trucilla the name of the person who supplied him with marijuana. “Jay Reed” had frightened the teen enough that he would not speak up in court, even though his cooperation could have led to a lighter punishment. Assistant Public Defender Emily Stutz said her young clients are “legitimately terrified” about the consequences if they cooperate with law enforcement. We understand why police, judges and Erie County District Attorney Jack Daneri are disgusted by witnesses who refuse to talk and fed up with criminals who clam up or change testimony at hearings and trials. There are no easy solutions to change the anti-snitch culture, which isn’t unique to Erie. Facebook pages targeting snitches also popped up in Tacoma, Wash., and Jacksonville, N.C., in recent months. The Jacksonville page was quickly shut down after it was publicized. Curtis Speller, a gang and behavior specialist, told WCTI-TV that those behind the Facebook page were “promoting crime, promoting punishment and taking the law into their hands.” Law enforcement officials in Erie need to do more than wring their hands about the use of social media to frighten Erie residents. First, they must realize that the fear of retaliation against victims and cooperating criminals is real. What type of assurance can police provide to make sure that those who cooperate — and their families — stay safe? Police also need to understand the power of social media and, especially, the dangers of online bullying. . Law enforcement officials should also consider convening a diverse group of college students, especially those majoring in criminal justice, to talk about why the anti-snitching culture developed. Young people know risks and benefits of Facebook and other social networking sites. Their expertise could help local officials find ways to build trust in communities where not snitching is regarded as the golden rule.
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OTHER OPINION: WITNESS INTIMIDATION

COMMENTARY: CAROL LAvERY

Keep focus on better victim restitution
When someone is the victim of a crime, the impact can be physical, emotional or financial –many times, it’s all three. Every day, I talk with victims who were devastated financially because of a crime someone committed against them. Some lose their jobs, their retirement savings, even their homes. Court ordered restitution is designed to help victims with the expenses they have incurred because of someone else’s actions. And it is a right of crime victims. While most judges order restitution, too often victims receive very little of the money. One reason is that some offenders often have few resources and even fewer financial prospects. Other reasons include the policies, practices and priority that the system places on the issue of restitution. In February, the Restitution in Pennsylvania Task Force released a report concluding that while restitution has been mandatory for most crimes since 1995, it’s one of the most underenforced victims’ rights. The Task Force report includes 47 recommendations that could greatly enhance Pennsylvania’s restitution process and go a long way toward restoring victims. Some of those recommendations include creating consistent restitution collection programs across all counties, encouraging counties to dedicate staff to focus on collections and enacting legislation that would allow wage attachments for defendants who have the ability to pay, or who have been found in contempt for not paying restitution, costs or fines. It has been six months since the report was released and we do have some good news to report. Carol The Administrative Lavery Office of Pennsylvania Contributing Courts is developing a Columnist restitution bench book and other materials for the juvenile and criminal justice system. The Juvenile Justice Subcommittee is developing a victim’s guide to the juvenile justice system. The Board of Probation and Parole is now receiving quarterly court data that provides the amount of fines, costs and restitution owed per offender on state parole supervision. Dauphin County has assigned staff to work solely on the collection of restitution and Lancaster County is filing civil judgments. Legislation has been introduced to ensure that state lottery winners and recipients of state income tax refunds pay their restitution obligation. The progress that we are making is promising, but there is still more work to be done. Statewide, $434 million in restitution was assessed from 2010 to 2012, and $50 million was collected. While there are caveats to this raw data, it does demonstrate the enormity of unreimbursed losses to victims, as well as the potential for relief to those victims if successfully collected and paid. Other recommendations from the report need to be acted on. Each county’s restitution policies and practices are vastly different. State and county agencies perform restitution functions with varying levels of attention and success. Resources and tools available to stakeholders are few. Communication at all levels is inconsistent. Offenders, too, benefit from paying restitution. Research shows that offenders who pay restitution and who understand that the money is going to pay for their victim’s losses are less likely to commit another crime. It is critical that legislators and policymakers at the state and county level remain focused on changes that would improve the ordering, collection and distribution of restitution. It’s good for victims, it’s good for offenders and it’s good for the community.
Carol Lavery is the Commonwealth’s Victim Advocate. Victims have many rights in Pennsylvania. Some rights require the victim to ask to receive them or register to receive. For more information visit the Office of Victim Advocate at www.ova. state.pa.us.

OTHER OPINION: GOvERNMENT SHUTDOWN

Obstruction is trumping logic in GOP budget fight
It appears that Republicans in Congress would rather shut down the federal government or breach the debt ceiling than make peace with a law that is making health insurance more accessible and fair for the American public. What a disgrace they are. Ordinary Americans desperately want to see their elected leaders pull together for the good of the country. Polls show they oppose defunding or dismantling the Affordable Care Act, especially if it means shutting down the government or defaulting on debt. But Republicans aren’t listening to the American people. They are tuned in to the roar of the tea party, which hysterically portrays the full rollout of Obamacare as the end of the world as we know it, and finds even the pain of a government shutdown to be a preferable alternative. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and his minions are wrong about that. A shutdown would be costly and traumatic. The two during President Bill Clinton’s time in office — six days in November 1995 and a second, three-week-long stretch beginning about a month later — cost the American people $1.4 billion. Nearly 300,000 federal workers were furloughed, and almost half a million “essential” employees worked without a paycheck. GOP members of Congress are callous about the hardship they’ve already imposed on government workers with their misguided sequestration policy. The Republican-controlled House budget keeps sequestration in place, forcing continued pay cuts upon a sizable number of middle-income families. But elected officials will have a harder time ignoring the effects of a shutdown, which could include stalled benefits for military veterans and delays in processing everything from passports to gun permits. What could justify such a disruption? In the flawed logic of Republicans, the funding legislation that must be passed by Monday presents the last, best shot to upend Obamacare. Offering more evidence of their distorted view of reality, Cruz and his allies think a shutdown would persuade some Democrats to defund health care reform. Other Republicans hope to delay its implementation. None of that is going to happen. And funding for the Affordable Care Act would continue in the event of a shutdown. Away from the hysteria in Washington, states, businesses and families are preparing for the Oct. 1 opening of insurance marketplaces that will enable millions of Americans to purchase insurance policies without being penalized for being sick or older or female. Yes, there will be glitches. And yes, there are fixes to be made in the sprawling health care law. But congressional Republicans aren’t interested in fixes. Their fear is not that Obamacare won’t work, it’s that it will, and Democrats will get the credit for bringing financial and medical security to American families. After five years of opposing the president’s attempts to transform the nation’s broken health care system, Republicans still have presented no serious proposal for making medical care affordable and accessible to all Americans. Their plan begins and ends with getting rid of Obamacare. What a sad group they represent. Congress used to be a place where people with deep political and philosophical differences came together and compromised for the good of the nation. Now obstruction for no rational reason is seen as the gold standard of performance. It isn’t, and it never will be. But Republicans seem prepared to harm the nation before they learn that lesson.
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W-B Rosary rally set for Sunday
The Knights of Columbus, combined Councils of the Wyoming Valley, will host their 37th annual Rosary Rally, this Sunday, September 29, 2013. The Rosary Rally will be at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, (St. Mary’s Church) 134 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. The religious and laity alike are invited to partake in this prayerful event. A Rosary Procession, with the Pilgrim Virgin Fatima Statue, will begin at 2 pm from Holy Redeemer High School, 159 S. Pennsylvania Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. The faithful will continue in procession, praying the rosary, over East South Street, up South Main Street to Public Square, continuing over East Market Street, and down South Washington Street to St. Mary’s Church. Those who will not be in the procession are invited to go directly to the church by 3 p.m. Marion devotions will take place

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Letters to the editor must include the writer’s name, address and daytime phone number for verification. Letters should be no more than 250 words. We reserve the right to edit and limit writers to one published letter every 30 days. • Email: mailbag@timesleader.com • Fax: 570-829-5537 • Mail: Mail Bag, The Times Leader, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 in the church at 3 p.m., followed by Holy Mass at 3:20 p.m. Following Mass, refreshments will be served in the Parish Hall. That bill would allow school districts to swap their property taxes for an earned income tax on the wages of workers and a business privilege tax and/or a mercantile tax. Both of those taxes are similar to a regressive sales tax that penalizes the poor. House Bill 1189 would NOT tax income derived from capital gains, dividends and interest that are primarily the exclusive domain of the wealthy who would dearly love to have school property taxes on their estates and mansions lowered. Again, House Bill 1189 would benefit the wealthy, but for the poor and working class in Pennsylvania, it would be a bad joke.

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Christopher Calore

Tax bill benefits rich, not poor
House Bill 1189, the Optional Property Tax Elimination Act (OPTEA), which was developed by Seth Grove, a Republican state representative from the 196th District, benefits the rich at the expense of the poor and working-class in Pennsylvania.

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Mericle donations span manyyears
In addition to court-ordered fund to benefit children, developer has given millions to charity
court-mandated contributions. And there are donations in the past, like the December 1998 contribution Mericle made to the Greater Wilkes-Barre YMCA in memory of his father, Robert S. Mericle. The younger Mericle has served as a board member there and a pool bears the Mericle name. And there was a donation many years ago to the Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania, who named a facility the Mericle Family Center for Enterprise Education. The food bank land was estimated at costing $1 million and he donated $2 million in land and construction costs toward the building of the Junior Achievement Center in Pittston Township. By all accounts, Mericle is self made. In 1985, Mericle founded Mericle Properties and began his career in commercial real estate. As a 20-year-old college sophomore, Mericle watched shoppers jam into department stores in search of the “it item” of the year, Cabbage Patch Kid dolls, and decided to get in on the action himself. Mericle called the manufacturer with an order for 10,000 dolls and eventually sold them all, pocketing $75,000. That launched Mericle’s two-year career in the toy business. Mericle distributed toys to stores along the East Coast for Mattel, Hasbro and other manufacturers. But he made a business decision to get out of the toy trade. “It was too volatile a business for me,” Mericle was quoted as saying in a 1994 Times Leader story. He liquidated that company upon graduating from college in 1985. At age 22, he purchased 15 Wilkes-Barre SHEENA DELAZIO
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Developer Robert Mericle has donated to local organizations for more than 20 years, and he continues to do so even though he’s pleaded guilty to a federal crime. Part of that plea agreement was to allocate $2.15 million of his money to a fund to benefit children. He turned over the money Pete G. Wilcox | The Times Leader to the Pennsylvania Misericordia University sophomore Danny Redell, 19, Commission on Crime of Danville, signs a wall on immigration reform in front and Delinquency, which of the Banks Student Life Center on Tuesday as part of selected 17 projects that Misericordia’s Mercy Week celebration. An exhibit included a would benefit. Mericle simulated border wall on the lawn of the Banks Student Life had no say in the selecCenter. To pass on the sidewalk, students were asked to show tion of organizations that their IDs like they would be at a border crossing benefited. But he does have a say with what he does with other funds he controls. They include the recent donation to Wyoming Seminary for the construction of a new field and to the Commission on PETER JACKSON one woman,” violates the Economic Opportunity Associated Press U.S. Constitution, but for a food bank that are Wednesday’s filing claims not part of Mericle’s HARRISBURG — that it also violates the Twenty-one same-sex cou- state constitution. ples filed suit Wednesday In another case, a seeking to overturn the Commonwealth Court state’s gay-marriage ban on judge earlier this month the grounds that it’s uncon- ordered the clerk, D. Bruce stitutional. Hanes, to stop issuing the From page 1A The state licenses because he has no Commonwealth Court power to decide whether the school, named lawsuit parallels a separate or not the law is constitu- Klassner Field, in 2006 challenge to the law filed tional. The county vowed and has a long history of two months ago in fed- to appeal the ruling. donating that predates eral court by the American The state lawsuit also the federal corruption Civil Liberties Union of asks the court to affirm the probe. Pennsylvania. legality of the plaintiffs’ “Mericle Field” is one All of the plaintiff cou- marriages. of many recent donations ples in the state action were “To lift the cloud over Mericle has made to the married with licenses from their unions, plaintiffs seek community, including a Montgomery County a declaratory judgment 6.3 acres of land donated court clerk who began issu- that their marriages are to the Commission on ing them after Democratic valid under Pennsylvania Economic Opportunity state Attorney General law,” the lawsuit says. for a new Weinberg Food Kathleen Kane concluded The challenges followed Bank and a lead gift the law was unconstitution- a U.S. Supreme Court deci- to St. Joseph’s Center al and refused to defend it sion in June that struck Sustaining Fund through in federal court. down part of the federal The Mericle Foundation. Both of the challenges Defense of Marriage Act, The school’s website argue that the law, which which restricts marriage as still listed sporting events defines marriage as the being between a man and a as occurring at “Mericle union of “one man and woman. Field” as of Wednesday.

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houses set for demolition – at $500 to $5,000 each – and rebuilt them over two years, gaining enough money to purchase the Faith Shoe factory building in South WilkesBarre. He spent $48,000 on the fire-damaged factory and turned it into a high-tech loan processing center for Sallie Mae. He built his first speculative project in 1988 – a 36,000-square-foot building in the Crestwood Industrial Park – and leased it, the next year, to Toro/Wheelhorse Products. His company has grown over time, and to date, according to the firm’s Web site, has developed more than 16 million square feet of industrial, flex and office space along Pennsylvania’s I-81 corridor and lists 30 Fortune 1000 firms among its many tenants. The following organizations were distributed funds from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency in June 2012: Luzerne County Head Start, Valley Youth

House Committee, The Luzerne County Court Appointed Special Advocate program. Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Luzerne County Community College, Congregation B’nai B’rith/Dinners for Kids Program, Jewish Family Service of Greater Wilkes-Barre/Backpacks for homeless teens and children, Family Service Association of Wyoming Valley, Domestic Violence Service Center, Child Development Council of NEPA/Summer Youth Program, Victims Resource Center, Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind, Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services Inc., Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania/The Magnolia Project, Boys and Girls Club of Northeastern PA/After school and summer day camp and Jewish Community Center of Wyoming Valley.

Mericle

Case in limbo Much like the naming of the Wyoming Seminary field, Mericle’s criminal case remains in limbo. Mericle pleaded guilty on Sept. 2, 2009, to withholding information on a crime for his role in the county corruption scandal. At his guilty plea hearing, Mericle admitted he paid $1.8 million in “finder’s fees” to former judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan for their assistance in helping him obtain a contract to build two juvenile centers. He has not been sentenced yet; he is expected to testify in the ongoing

case of former state Sen. Raphael Musto. Musto, 83, was scheduled to go to trial in November on charges he abused his position as a senator by accepting $35,000 and other gifts from a developer, identified by Musto’s attorneys as Mericle. Musto’s attorneys, John Riley and William Murray, filed a motion seeking to postpone the trial, arguing Musto, who suffers from cirrhosis of the liver and other medical conditions, was too ill to assist in his defense. U.S. District Judge Richard Caputo denied the motions in October, prompting the attorneys

to file an appeal with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Appeal issues In the appeal, the attorneys argue Caputo erred because he ruled without holding a hearing, which prosecutors and the defense requested, to resolve differences in opinions by three medical experts who had examined Musto. One of the experts, hired by the court, said Musto was fit for trial. But two others, including one hired by prosecutors, disagreed. That appeal is still pending and had been scheduled to be heard by a panel of judges Sept. 26.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the panel of judges said they will now accept court papers instead of holding a hearing before a decision is issued. In a related matter, Riley and Murray in November filed a motion seeking to dismiss one of the two counts included in second indictment filed last month because the offenses, which allegedly occurred in 2006, are outside the five-year statute of limitations. A few days later, Caputo granted a request to dismiss one of the counts, but ruled that four other counts against Musto will stay.

Health care
From page 1A released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, but noted that the information is still subject to change and only offers a few snapshots of what someone might pay. Under the 2010 federal health care law, uninsured Americans required to have insurance in 2014 or else pay a penalty will be covered in one of two ways. Also, insurance companies may not increase prices for preexisting conditions, or deny someone coverage because of one. Many people, ranging from lower-income workers to the middle class, will qualify for tax credits to help buy a private plan through the exchanges. The federal government will send the money for the tax credit directly to insurers, and policyholders will pay any remaining premium. One hitch in Pennsylvania is that it is likely that many childless adults and some others with incomes below 100 percent of the federal poverty level — $11,490 for a single person — will not be eligible for a tax credit or for Medicaid because Corbett and the state Legislature have not signed on to a Medicaid expansion that was envisioned by the 2010 federal health care law. A recent study by Families USA, a group that supports the health care law, said nearly 900,000 Pennsylvanians would qualify for a federal tax credit. Four levels of coverage will be offered on the exchange: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Bronze plans generally have the lowest premiums but cover less while platinum plans have the highest premiums and cover more. If a 27-year-old Pennsylvania resident with $25,000 in annual income buys a bronze plan, he or she will pay $109 on average per month after the tax credit, $36 less than for a silver plan. A family of four earning $50,000 per year will pay $152, $130 less per month than for a silver policy. A silver plan covers 70 percent of medical costs, so policyholders will pay the difference up to an annual out-of-pocket cap.

Suicide
From page 1A tragedy, when four Luzerne County teens took their lives in a week,” Mullery said. “Making teachers aware of the warning signs of suicide can help save lives.” District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis got involved, schools brought in grief counselors and others to talk about the issue, and candle light vigils were held in several communities. Just this year, Salavantis kept the issue of bullying front and center by bringing in antibullying speaker John Halligan to 14 area high schools and West Side Career and Technology Center this month, as well as seven presentations geared for parents. But the House bill focuses on ensuring that teachers who interact with students are aware of the warning signs of suicide and protocols for how to prevent them. Salavantis on Wednesday thanked the House for taking up and approving the bill and said oftentimes teachers are poised to notice signs or changes in students’ behavior that could raise a red flag. She said four hours of additional training is a small amount of time compared to the lifelong pain caused by a suicide. Dave McLaughlinSmith, the superintendent of the Crestwood School District, said the bill’s requirements “(sound) like a reasonable request.” “Cursory training in any health/safety/welfare issue is never a bad thing. With that said, initial identification/recognition training of the warning signs for all staff members might save lives, but increasing the knowledge base/skills set of our guidance counseling staff could be valuable tenfold,” McLaughlin-Smith said in an email. Boback, who has experience as a legislator and a public school employee, has a unique perspective. “As a mother and a former teacher, I feel that a school should be a safe haven for students. I cosponsored this legislation because, if passed, it would provide extra training that would enable teachers to recognize the signals of a student at risk of suicide,” Boback said. The bill goes to the state Senate for consideration. State Sen. John Yudichak, D-Plymouth Township, said the bipartisan nature of the bill should help it receive quick consideration and said he will support it because any additional steps put in place to help prevent suicide is a worthwhile effort. “When you recognize that 90 percent of these suicides could be prevented if the proper training was in place and the warning signs were recognized,” Yudichak said, “this helps the school districts, helps the teachers and most importantly it helps the students.” If it becomes law, it would take effect during the 2014-15 school year.

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with the NCAA starting to restore lost scholarships as soon as this February’s signing class. That’s still months away. From the perspective of the coaching staff, there’s still a 2013 season to worry about, starting with a game at Indiana on Oct. 5. “I think it gives me a chance to talk to our team about sticking with it and taking it day-byday. Sticking together and being committed,” O’Brien said Tuesday. “It doesn’t have any effect on this year, so we’ve got to immediately get back to work on Indiana and try to improve on some things to compete in our Big Ten schedule the rest of the way. “Today is definitely more about the future. It’s about next year, and the year after and the year after that. It doesn’t have much of an effect on this year. That’s the way we see it. We’ll talk to our team about it, but then we’ll quickly move on to getting ready for Indiana.” On Wednesday, Penn State players followed O’Brien’s lead. “I mean, we found out yesterday, and I guess we’re happy about it,” defensive tackle Austin Johnson said. “But we’re focused on finishing this year up and getting ready for Indiana next week.” Even tailback Akeel Lynch, already one of the team’s most upbeat and outgoing personalities, was all aboard the focus bandwagon. “Obviously it’s positive news for Penn State as a whole,” Lynch said. “But we’re just focused on the bye week, getting healthy and preparing for Indiana the week after that.” With the Lions’ focus this week clearly on, uh, focusing, it will take some time to take a true measure of what the NCAA’s decision means to current Penn State players. For Lynch and Johnson — both redshirt freshmen — it’s a bit of vindication. As two guys who had just arrived at Penn State in June 2012, they didn’t even have a full month to settle in before the sanctions hit, threatening to split the team completely apart. They both chose to stick it out. “I’m just happy with my decision,” Johnson said. “I was a man of my word.” That summer, only one

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Bill O’Brien’s message was heard loud and clear by his players. The Penn State coach set the tone for his program on Tuesday in the immediate aftermath of the NCAA’s announcement of reduced sanctions for the Nittany Lions. O’Brien was positive but publicly subdued about the news that Penn State would be getting a reprieve

Penn State redshirt freshman running back Akeel Lynch could be one of several Lions benefiting from the NCAA easing sanctions on the program.

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YANKEES

time in pittsburgh helps Megna
TOM VENESKY
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Yankees eliminated from playoff race
Associated Press

Tampa Bay Rays’ Wil Myers, left, celebrates with Evan Longoria after hitting a sixth-inning, three-run, home run off New York Yankees relief pitcher David Huff on Wednesday in New York.

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NEW YORK — The New York Yankees failed to make the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, getting mathematically eliminated Wednesday night during an 8-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Evan Longoria homered twice as the Rays won their sixth straight and lowered to three their magic number over Texas for clinching an AL wild-card berth. Slowed by age and hobbled by injury, the Yankees (82-76) were chased with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning when the Cleveland Indians completed a 7-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. Despite baseball’s highest opening-day payroll at $230 million, the Yankees failed to claim one of the 10 playoff berths.

“We didn’t get to where we wanted to get,” manager Joe Girardi said after it was over. Since starting the latest run of success in 1995, New York had missed the playoffs only in 2008 — when the team bid goodbye to old Yankee Stadium. This time, the Yankees are saying goodbye to Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte, who are retiring when the season ends Sunday. Before a quiet crowd of 37,260, the Yankees lost for the eighth time in 11 games and were eliminated from contention for a playoff berth on their own field for the first time since 1991. Fans figure to be more exuberant during Thursday night’s home finale, when Rivera likely will make his final Yankee Stadium appearance. David Price (9-8) ended a five-start winless streak,

one shy of his career worst, and Longoria drove in four runs. Price allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings with eight strikeouts and no walks. Longoria hit a three-run homer in the sixth off David Huff, and David DeJesus hit his second of the season on the next pitch. Longoria homered in the ninth off Preston Claiborne, his 31st of the season and ninth in 18 games this year against the Yankees. Phil Hughes (4-14) allowed three runs and seven hits in two innings-plus, walking slowly to the dugout and looking up to the stands when he was removed from what likely was his final start with the Yankees. A key part of the Yankees’ 2009 title See YANKEES | 7B

Jayson Megna has the same goal this season as he had last year, only it’s a little more clearer. Even though he was a rookie last season, Megna’s goal, like any player in the AHL, was to make the NHL. With Pittsburgh’s depth at forward, Jayson Megna Megna never got to suit up for the parent club, but it’s clear he has caught their attention. The 23-year-old had an impressive rookie tournament in the offseason and replicated that performance during his time in Pittsburgh’s training camp. He survived the first round of cuts before being reassigned on Sunday, and after having spent a few weeks around the NHL club, Megna has a better idea of what he’s after. “They play the game at the highest level in the world, so when you get a little taste of that it ups your own game,” Megna said. “It was a great experience up there and I’m definitely coming in with a little more confidence.” And ready to work. Last season, Megna showed flashes of his offensive prowess and also struggled at times as he transitioned from from college into the pro game. He finished the season registering five goals and 12 points in 56 games. Now, with a year of pro experience plus the time in Pittsburgh’s training camp, Megna is ready to improve on last year’s numbers. “I know I still have to prove myself before I get a chance, work on the little things,” he said. “Continue to use my speed, work on my shot and focus on the things I learned up there. It all translates and hopefully it will give me a better shot to go back there.”

Buccaneers bench Freeman for rookie
FRED GOODALL
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Dallas turns back Lehman challenge
JAY MONAHAN
For The Times Leader

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have benched quarterback Josh Freeman and replaced him with rookie Mike Glennon. The move Wednesday came two days after coach Greg Schiano insisted Freeman remained the starter because he gave the team the best chance to win. The coach changed his mind after meeting Tuesday with general manager Mark Dominik and later discussed the switch with ownership. “This is a performancebased decision,” Schiano said Wednesday. “We’re not getting the job done on the field.” The winless Bucs have lost their first three games, two on field goals in the closing sec-

onds. Freeman has completed just 45.7 percent of his passes for 571 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Dating to last season, they’ve dropped eight of nine games, and the offense hasn’t played well throughout the stretch. “There are a lot of reasons for it. It’s not just one guy,” Schiano said of Freeman, who is in the final year of the contract he signed as a rookie. “But’s that’s a critical piece of it. … The quarterback touches the ball every play.” Glennon was drafted in the third round out of North Carolina State, where he spent part of his college career as a backup to Russell Wilson. He will make his first pro start Sunday at home against Arizona. After setting single-season team records for passing yards

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano, left, has benched starting quarterback Josh Freeman. Tampa Bay will replace him with rookie Mike Glennon. The move came two days after Schiano insisted Freeman would remain the starter because he gave the team the best chance to win.

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and points scored in 2012, the Bucs have scored just three offensive touchdowns through three games — none in the past seven quarters. Freeman’s completion percentage and quarterback rating (59.3) are last in the league, See BUCS| 3B

LEHMAN TWP. — Naturally, the first team to score off Dallas in eight games received plenty of acclaim from the Mountaineers. So after the Lake-Lehman girls soccer team gave the Mountaineers their first scare of its 2013 campaign, Dallas coach Abe Lewis was already thinking strategy for the next time the two teams face — in the District 2 Class 2A semifinal or final round next month. Lewis’ prediction came after his Mountaineers fought off an aggressive Lake-Lehman squad in a 4-2 victory to remain the lone undefeated team in the Wyoming Valley Conference. “I saw two teams that I see down the future in the playoffs,” Lewis said. “I don’t see any reason why Lake-Lehman and Dallas shouldn’t be a district championship game.” Dallas found itself in trouble after Julia Hutsko gave the Black Knights a lead in the 18th minute from an Emily Sutton assist.

Dallas’ Talia Szatkowski leads a rush upfield against Lake-Lehman during their WVC girls soccer match Wednesday night.

Fred Adams | For The Times Leader

“Lake-Lehman is a good team,” Lewis said. “They have two or three of the better attacking players in the league. It’s really a challenge for any defense to face Lake-Lehman.” The deficit was short-lived as Tiffany Zukosky set up a 20-yard Talia Szatkowski score to even it up at 1-1 apiece in the

23rd minute. Just two minutes later, Ruby Mattson put the Mountaineers ahead with excellent ball control and flashy speed. Mattson bulleted down the sidelines, weaved around three defenders and the See SOCCER | 3B

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HiGH sCHOOl FielD HOCKeY Berwick at Tunkhannock GAR at Pittston Area Meyers at Elk Lake HiGH sCHOOl BOYs sOCCeR Meyers at Coughlin, 7 p.m. at Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium HiGH sCHOOl GiRls sOCCeR Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Valley West, 1 p.m. HiGH sCHOOl GiRls VOlleYBall Berwick at Nanticoke Coughlin at Hanover Area MMI Prep at Holy Redeemer, 4:30 p.m. Pittston Area at GAR Tunkhannock at North Pocono COlleGe FielD HOCKeY Cedar Crest at King’s, 7 p.m. COlleGe GOlF PSUAC at PSU Wilkes-Barre, 10 a.m. COlleGe WOMen’s VOlleYBall King’s at Staten Island, 6 p.m. LCCC at Lackawanna, 6 p.m. Misericordiat at SUNY Cortland, 4 p.m. Penn College at PSU Hazleton, 7 p.m. HiGH sCHOOl FOOtBall (7 p.m.) Coughlin at Wyoming Valley West Lake-Lehman at Meyers Nanticoke at Wyoming Area Northwest at Hanover Area Pittston Area at Hazleton Area Selinsgrove at Berwick Tunkhannock at Crestwood HiGH sCHOOl GOlF WVC Team Playoffs at Fox Hill Country Club, 8:30 a.m. Class 2A: Lake-Lehman vs. Holy Redeemer Class 3A: Coughlin, Crestwood, Dallas HiGH sCHOOl FielD HOCKeY Crestwood at Coughlin Dallas at Honesdale Delaware Valley at Wyoming Seminary Holy Redeemer at Lackawanna Trail Nanticoke at Abington Heights Wyoming Valley West at Wallenpaupack HiGH sCHOOl BOYs sOCCeR Dallas at Hazleton Area Hanover Area at Berwick Lake-Lehman at Tunkhannock, 6 p.m. at the football stadium MMI Prep at GAR Nanticoke at Wyoming Area HiGH sCHOOl GiRls sOCCeR Berwick at Dallas Nanticoke at Hazleton Area Tunkhannock at Pittston Area HiGH sCHOOl GiRls VOlleYBall Crestwood at Hazleton Area, 4:30 p.m. Delaware Valley at Wyoming Area Lake-Lehman at Dallas COlleGe CO-eD sOCCeR Detroit 000 400 000—4 11 1 Minnesota 010 000 100—2 9 0 1-ran for Parmelee in the 9th. E — Avila (6). LOB — Detroit 7, Minnesota 7. 2B — Doumit (28), Parmelee (13). HR — V.Martinez (14), off Diamond; Infante (10), off Diamond; A.Jackson (12), off Diamond; Doumit (14), off Fister. RBIs — A.Jackson 2 (48), V.Martinez (83), Infante (51), Doumit (54), Parmelee (24). Runners left in scoring position — Detroit 5 (R.Santiago 2, Fielder 3); Minnesota 5 (Willingham, E.Escobar 2, Pinto, Dozier). RISP — Detroit 1 for 8; Minnesota 1 for 10. GIDP — Mi.Cabrera, Willingham. DP — Detroit 1 (Mi.Cabrera, Infante, Fielder); Minnesota 1 (Plouffe, Dozier, Parmelee). Detroit iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa Fister W, 14-9 61-3 8 2 2 1 7 109 3.68 Smyly H, 19 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 7 2.42 Alburquerque H, 91-3 0 0 0 0 0 6 4.72 B.Rondon H, 5 1 0 0 0 0 3 10 3.45 Benoit S, 23-24 1 1 0 0 0 3 20 1.94 Minnesota iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa Diamond L, 6-12 61-39 4 4 1 3 101 5.54 Tonkin 11-3 1 0 0 0 0 15 0.00 Thielbar 1 1 0 0 0 2 15 1.84 Fien 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 5 3.98 Inherited runners-scored — Smyly 2-0, Alburquerque 2-0, Tonkin 1-0, Fien 1-0. WP — Diamond, Tonkin. Umpires — Home, Brian O’Nora; First, Fieldin Culbreth; Second, Adrian Johnson; Third, Bill Welke. T — 3:05. A — 25,541 (39,021). Rangers 3, astros 2 Houston aB R H Bi BB sO avg. Villar ss 5 0 0 0 0 3 .254 Altuve 2b 5 1 2 0 0 0 .284 Krauss lf-1b 3 0 1 0 1 2 .219 M.Dominguez 3b 3 1 1 1 1 0 .245 Carter dh 3 0 0 1 0 3 .224 Crowe rf 1 0 0 0 3 0 .231 Wallace 1b 2 0 0 0 0 2 .220 a-B.Laird ph-1b 2 0 1 0 0 1 .183 1-Elmore pr-lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 Corporan c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .231 B.Barnes cf 4 0 1 0 0 3 .243 totals 32 2 6 2 5 15 texas aB R H Bi BB sO avg. Kinsler 2b 4 0 1 1 0 2 .274 Andrus ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .271 Rios rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .279 A.Beltre 3b 2 2 1 1 1 0 .317 Pierzynski dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 .273 G.Soto c 3 0 2 1 0 1 .238 Moreland 1b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .234 Gentry lf 2 1 1 0 0 1 .267 L.Martin cf 2 0 1 0 0 0 .260 totals 28 3 8 3 1 8 Houston 100 001 000—2 6 1 texas 000 111 00x—3 8 0 a-struck out for Wallace in the 6th. 1-ran for B.Laird in the 8th. E — Corporan (6). LOB — Houston 9, Texas 5. HR — M.Dominguez (21), off Darvish; A.Beltre (29), off Peacock. RBIs — M.Dominguez (76), Carter (80), Kinsler (68), A.Beltre (90), G.Soto (20). SB — Crowe (6), Rios (40), L.Martin (34). S — Gentry, L.Martin. SF — Carter. Runners left in scoring position — Houston 5 (Crowe, Corporan 3, Krauss); Texas 3 (Andrus, Kinsler, Pierzynski). RISP — Houston 0 for 8; Texas 2 for 6. Runners moved up — Pierzynski. GIDP — Pierzynski. DP — Houston 1 (Altuve, Villar, Krauss). Houston iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa Peacock L, 5-6 6 6 3 3 1 7 95 5.18 K.Chapman 2-3 1 0 0 0 0 9 1.93 Zeid 11-3 1 0 0 0 1 18 4.01 texas iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa Darvish 51-3 4 2 2 4 9 101 2.82 Cotts W, 6-3 1 1 0 0 0 2 18 1.17 Schpprs H, 24 11-3 1 0 0 1 2 32 1.88 Frasor H, 10 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 3 2.70 Nathan S, 41-44 1 0 0 0 0 2 18 1.48 Inherited runners-scored — Zeid 1-0, Cotts 1-0, Scheppers 1-0, Frasor 2-0. HBP — by Zeid (A.Beltre). WP — Cotts 2, Scheppers. Umpires — Home, Paul Emmel; First, Chris Conroy; Second, Gary Darling; Third, Jerry Meals. T — 3:06. A — 42,267 (48,114). Cardinals 2, nationals 0 Washington aB R H Bi BB sO avg. Span cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .280

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PSU Hazleton at PSU Wilkes-Barre, 4 p.m. COlleGe Men’s tennis Wilkes at Scranton Tournament COlleGe WOMen’s VOlleYBall Misericordia at Lycoming Tournament Wilkes vs. Sarah Lawrence at Keystone, 4 p.m. Wilkes at Keystone, 6 p.m. HiGH sCHOOl FOOtBall Williamsport at Dallas, 1 p.m. Holy Redeemer at GAR, 7 p.m. HiGH sCHOOl FielD HOCKeY Tunkhannock at Meyers Wyoming Area at Hazleton Area, 11 a.m. Donegal at Wyoming Seminary, 11:30 a.m. HiGH sCHOOl BOYs sOCCeR Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Seminary, 1:30 p.m. Crestwood at Wyoming Valley West, 1 p.m. HiGH sCHOOl GiRls sOCCeR Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Seminary Wyoming Area at Crestwood HiGH sCHOOl GiRls VOlleYBall Marian Catholic at Holy Redeemer, 10 a.m. COlleGe FOOtBall Albright at King’s, 1 p.m. Wilkes at Misericordia, 1 p.m. COlleGe CROss COUntRY lCCC, PsUaC at PsU Wilkes-Barre, noon COlleGe FielD HOCKeY King’s at Eastern, 1 p.m. Manhattanville at Wilkes, 1 p.m. COlleGe Men’s sOCCeR Elizabethtown at Wilkes, 3:30 p.m. Marywood at King’s, 7:30 p.m. Misericordia at Messiah, 7 p.m. COlleGe WOMen’s sOCCeR Arcadia at Misericordia, 5 p.m. Lebanon Valley at King’s, 4:30 p.m. COlleGe Men’s tennis King’s, Wilkes at Scranton Invitational COlleGe WOMen’s tennis Wilkes at Bloomsburg Tournament Misericordia at Goucher Tournament COlleGe WOMen’s VOlleYBall LCCC at Northampton, noon LCCC vs. Delaware at Northampton, following first match Medgar Evers at King’s, 11 a.m. Misericordia at Lycoming Tournament St. Joseph’s Brooklyn at King’s, 11 a.m. Wilkes vs. New Jersey City at Keystone, 2 p.m. COlleGe GOlF Marywood at King’s, 12:30 p.m. COlleGe Men’s tennis King’s, Wilkes at Scranton Invitational COlleGe WOMen’s tennis Wilkes at Bloomsburg Tournament COlleGe WOMen’s VOlleYBall PSU Hazleton at PSU Du Bois, 2 p.m. PSU Wilkes-Barre at PSU-Worthington, noon

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FRiDaY

(57) at West Virginia (54) at New Mexico (54)at New Mexico St. (58½) at Hawaii

4.80 4.40

at Tulsa tomorrow at BYU Utah St. saturday at Pittsburgh N. Illinois at Duke UConn at Ball St. at NC State at W. Michigan at North Carolina Florida St. at Vanderbilt at Illinois at TCU at Missouri Iowa at Colorado St. at Georgia at Washington at Alabama at Oregon at Arizona St. Army-x at Arkansas Oklahoma

transactions
american league BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Released 3B Wilson Betemit. Placed INF Manny Machado on the 60day DL, retroactive to Tuesday. Selected the contract of OF Jason Pridie from Norfolk (IL). DETROITTIGERS — Promoted manager of media relations Aileen Villarreal to director of media relations. NEW YORK YANKEES — Placed LHP CC Sabathia on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Reinstated DH Travis Hafner from the 60-day DL. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Assigned RHP J.D. Martin outright to Durham (IL). national league CINCINNATI REDS — Released RHP Kyle Lotzkar. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Assigned 1B Blake Lalli outright to Nashville (PCL). NEW YORK METS — Reinstated OF Jordany Valdespin from the restricted list and assigned him to Las Vegas (PCL). american association EL PASO DIABLOS — Exercised the 2014 option on INF Jose G. Garcia. LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Released C Tyler Goodro and INF Brian Embery. ST. PAUL SAINTS — Exercised 2014 options on RHPs Anthony Claggett, Jon Plefka, Billy Soule, Dylan Thomas, TJ Hose, Dustin Klabunde, Mackenzie King, Mike Mehlich and Kyle Morrison; LHP Cole Nelson; Cs Dwight Childs and Jeremy Mayo; INFs Joey Becker, Adam Frost, Trevor Hairgrove and INF Dan Kaczrowski; and OFs Willie Cabrera, Andy Henkenmeyer and Brandon Tripp. National Basketball Association DETROIT PISTONS — Named Henry Bibby and Maz Trakh assistant coaches, Rasheed Wallace and Bernard Smith player development coaches, Kamran Sufi advance scout and Raman Sposato video coordinator. INDIANA PACERS — Signed F Paul George to a six-year contract. National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Placed LB Alex Okafor on injured reserve. Signed LB Kenny Demens from the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Released OT Dennis Roland. Signed S Chris Crocker. DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed CB Chris Greenwood from Detroit’s practice squad. DETROIT LIONS — Released DT Justin Bannan. Signed WR Charles Hawkins to the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Released WR Danny Coale and RB Miguel Maysonet from the practice squad. Signed WR Da’Rick Rogers and RB Kerwynn Williams to the practice squad. NEW YORK GIANTS — Placed FB Henry Hynoski on injured reserve. Signed FB John Conner. NEW YORK JETS — Released LB Troy Davis from the practice squad. Signed RB Kareem Huggins to the practice squad. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Released LB Terrell Manning. Signed OL Stephen Schilling. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed OT Troy Kropog to the practice squad. National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Assigned F Brad Winchester and D Theo Peckham to Rockford (AHL). DALLAS STARS — Assigned D Cameron Gaunce to Texas (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled C Riley Sheahan, RWTeemu Pulkkinen and D Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS — Loaned F Vincent Trocheck to San Antonio (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Assigned G Scott Wedgewood; D Brandon Burlon, Eric Gelinas and Jon Merrill; and Fs Stefan Matteau, Rod Pelley, Tim Sestito and Mike Sislo to Albany (AHL). Returned D Damon Severson to Kelowna (WHL). NEW YORK RANGERS — Assigned G Cam Talbot; D Tommy Hughes, Aaron Johnson, Dylan McIlrath and Danny Syvret; and Fs Micheal Haley, Michael Kantor, Danny Kristo and Andrew Yogan to Hartford (AHL). american Hockey league SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Reassigned Fs Jonathan Hazen, Trevor Lewis, Mattias Lindstrom and Anthony Luciani to Cincinnati (ECHL). Released D George Hughes and Myles Harvey. National Lacrosse League BUFFALO BANDITS — Announced the retirement of T Jon Harasym. Major league soccer MLS — Fined Chivas USA D Mario De Luna an undisclosed amount for committing an act of violent conduct against his opponent. Fined the Montreal Impact $10,000 and coach Marco Schallibaum $2,000 for violating the league’s mass confrontation policy. national Women’s soccer league WASHINGTON SPIRIT — Loaned F Tiffany McCarty to Albirex Niigata Ladies (Japan). USA LUGE — Named Jim Leahy CEO. COLLEGE AIR FORCE — Suspended QB Jaleel Awini. CLEMSON — Named Stephen Faris volunteer assistant baseball coach. ELIZABETH CITY STATE — Named J. Lin Dawson interim athletic director. HAMPDEN-SYDNEY — Named Kyle Dobyns, Yorel Hawkins and Mike Edwards men’s assistant basketball coaches. SAINT AUGUSTINE’S — Named Gordon Gibbons men’s assistant basketball coach. SOUTH CAROLINA — Promoted men’s assistant basketball coach Matt Figger to associate head coach.

BaseBall

BasKetBall

FOOtBall

HOCKeY

7.40 EXACTA (5-6) $66.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (5-6-8) $3,147.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $786.75 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (5-6-8-2) $19,105.80 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $955.29 eighth - $15,000 Pace 1:51.4 2-Bettor B (Er Carlson) 6.80 3.80 2.40 5-Humility (Ma Kakaley) 3.20 2.10 4-He’s A Lock (Jo Pavia Jr) 3.20 EXACTA (2-5) $15.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (2-5-4) $76.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $19.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (2-5-4-1) $278.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $13.90 ninth - $14,000 trot 1:56.3 5-Bloomfieldcantifly (Ge Napolitano Jr) 4.00 3.20 3.00 4-Sunland Dakota (Er Carlson) 9.20 6.20 9-Iron Will (Mi Simons) 4.20 EXACTA (5-4) $52.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (5-4-9) $203.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $50.75 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (5-4-9-6) $1,393.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $69.66 PICK 3 - 15% TAKEOUT (5-2-5) $196.20 tenth - $15,000 Pace 1:50.1 6-Lotsa Chrome (Ma Kakaley) 12.40 5.40 2.60 5-Tsm Crusin Usa (An McCarthy) 3.20 2.40 7-Net Ten Eom (Ge Napolitano Jr) 2.10 EXACTA (6-5) $42.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (6-5-7) $99.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $24.85 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (6-5-7-2) $395.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $19.75 Scratched: Someplace Special eleventh - $9,000 Pace 1:52.2 2-Art Z (An McCarthy) 4.60 2.40 2.80 7-Cheyenne Knight (Mi Simons) 7.40 6.20 1-Ryan Again (Si Allard) 3.80 EXACTA (2-7) $28.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (2-7-1) $99.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $24.85 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (2-7-1-5) $724.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $36.20 twelfth - $11,000 Pace 1:50.3 2-Achilles Blue Chip (Ma Kakaley) 8.80 3.40 2.40 8-Blended Whiskey (An Napolitano) 3.40 2.20 5-Southern Sport (Jo Pavia Jr) 3.60 EXACTA (2-8) $35.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (2-8-5) $101.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $25.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (2-8-5-1) $461.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $23.05 PICK 3 - 15% TAKEOUT (6-2-2) $309.60 Scratched: Fall Toy thirteenth - $12,000 Pace 1:54.4 2-Native Lights (An McCarthy) 8.00 3.80 3.00 7-High And Tight (Ge Napolitano Jr) 3.60 3.40 9-Prince Palani (Er Carlson) 7.40 EXACTA (2-7) $35.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (2-7-9) $510.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $127.55 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (2-7-9-1) $7,244.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $362.22 Fourteenth - $9,000 Pace 1:50.4 8-Poker Hat (Ge Napolitano Jr) 7.20 3.60 3.60 2-Mega Lightning (An McCarthy) 3.60 3.00 1-Waylon Hanover (Ke Wallis) 3.20 EXACTA (8-2) $23.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (8-2-1) $68.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $17.15 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (8-2-1-5) $548.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $27.40 LATE DOUBLE (2-8) $25.20 Total Handle-$392,329

Arkansas QB questionable nFl

San Francisco
sunday

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3 1½ 3½ 4½ 8 3 2½ 3 4½ 3½ 2 3 10½ 2 6½

(42) (42) (44) (42) (42½) at (42) (40½) (47½) (44½) (39) (47) at (44) (57) (49½) (48)

at St. Louis Minnesota at Buffalo at Cleveland Jacksonville at Houston Arizona Chicago N.Y. Giants N.Y. Jets San Diego at Oakland Philadelphia New England Miami

(52)at Boston College

Pittsburgh-x Baltimore Cincinnati Indianapolis Seattle at Tampa Bay at Detroit at Kansas City at Tennessee Dallas Washington at Denver at Atlanta
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Cleveland Pittsburgh West Denver Kansas City San Diego Oakland east

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64 76 Pa 71 34 81 67

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Dallas Philadelphia N.Y. Giants Washington south New Orleans Carolina Atlanta Tampa Bay north Chicago Detroit Green Bay Minnesota West

hockey
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easteRn COnFeRenCe atlantic Division GP W l Ot Pts GF Ga Toronto 6 4 1 1 9 19 16 Buffalo 6 4 1 1 9 21 15 Boston 5 4 1 0 8 16 15 Tampa Bay 5 4 1 0 8 19 13 Ottawa 4 3 1 0 6 12 8 Florida 5 2 1 2 6 16 17 Montreal 5 2 2 1 5 17 16 Detroit 5 2 3 0 4 15 11 Metropolitan Division GP W l Ot Pts GF Ga Washington 6 3 0 3 9 20 18 Columbus 7 4 2 1 9 20 20 New Jersey 5 3 2 0 6 12 10 Pittsburgh 5 2 2 1 5 15 19 Philadelphia 5 1 3 1 3 12 15 N.Y. Rangers 4 1 3 0 2 8 13 Carolina 4 1 3 0 2 9 17 N.Y. Islanders 5 1 4 0 2 10 17 WesteRn COnFeRenCe Central Division GP W l Ot Pts GF Ga Dallas 5 3 0 2 8 19 15 Chicago 5 3 0 2 8 16 14 Minnesota 4 3 1 0 6 11 8 St. Louis 4 2 1 1 5 15 15 Nashville 6 2 3 1 5 11 19 Colorado 4 2 2 0 4 10 11 Winnipeg 6 1 3 2 4 12 19 Pacific Division GP W l Ot Pts GF Ga Edmonton 7 5 1 1 11 26 18 Calgary 6 4 2 0 8 23 18 San Jose 4 3 0 1 7 13 7 Anaheim 6 3 3 0 6 13 15 Phoenix 5 2 2 1 5 14 18 Los Angeles 5 2 2 1 5 14 14 Vancouver 5 1 4 0 2 11 18 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. tuesday’s Games Ottawa 3, Toronto 2 New Jersey 2, Philadelphia 1 Nashville 2, Tampa Bay 1 Dallas 5, Colorado 3 Edmonton 5, N.Y. Rangers 3 Los Angeles 2, Anaheim 1 San Jose 5, Vancouver 0 Wednesday’s Games Buffalo 3, Columbus 0 Washington 4, Nashville 1 Montreal at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Calgary, 9 p.m. thursday’s Games Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Carolina at Columbus, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Florida vs. Tampa Bay at Estero, FL, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

laCROsse sOCCeR

W l t Pct PF Seattle 3 0 0 1.000 86 St. Louis 1 2 0 .333 58 San Francisco 1 2 0 .333 44 Arizona 1 2 0 .333 56 thursday’s Game Kansas City 26, Philadelphia 16 sunday’s Games Tennessee 20, San Diego 17 New Orleans 31, Arizona 7 Dallas 31, St. Louis 7 Cleveland 31, Minnesota 27 Baltimore 30, Houston 9 Carolina 38, N.Y. Giants 0 Detroit 27, Washington 20 New England 23, Tampa Bay 3 Cincinnati 34, Green Bay 30 Miami 27, Atlanta 23 Indianapolis 27, San Francisco 7 Seattle 45, Jacksonville 17 N.Y. Jets 27, Buffalo 20 Chicago 40, Pittsburgh 23 Monday’s Game Denver 37, Oakland 21 thursday, sep. 26 San Francisco at St. Louis, 8:25 p.m. sunday, sep. 29 N.Y. Giants at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Arizona at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at London, 1 p.m.

baseball
tUesDaY’s late BOx sCORes
Diamondbacks 2, Padres 1, 12 innings, arizona aB R H Bi BB sO avg. Eaton cf-lf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .261 Bloomquist lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .333 Pollock cf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .267 Goldschmidt 1b 4 1 1 1 1 2 .304 Prado 3b 5 0 2 0 0 0 .281 M.Montero c 5 0 0 0 0 1 .236 G.Parra rf 5 0 1 0 0 2 .270 Owings 2b 5 1 1 0 0 1 .295 Gregorius ss 3 0 1 1 2 0 .256 Miley p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .138 W.Harris p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-Campana ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .273 D.Hernandez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Roe p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-Er.Chavez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 Thatcher p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Putz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Collmenter p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 e-Pennington ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 Ziegler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 totals 41 2 7 2 4 9 san Diego aB R H Bi BB sO avg. Denorfia cf-rf 3 0 1 0 2 0 .271 J.Guzman lf 5 0 0 0 0 3 .222 Gyorko 2b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .245 Headley 3b 4 0 1 0 1 2 .245 Medica 1b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .220 Street p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Stauffer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 d-C.Robinson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Gregerson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Blanks rf-1b 5 0 1 0 0 3 .245 Hundley c 5 0 0 0 0 2 .235 Amarista ss 5 0 1 0 0 1 .244 T.Ross p 2 0 1 0 0 1 .200 b-Kotsay ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .197 1-Fuentes pr-cf 2 1 0 0 0 1 .143 totals 42 1 6 0 3 17 arizona 000 001 000 001—2 7 0 san Diego 000 000 010 000—16 0 a-struck out for W.Harris in the 8th. b-singled for T.Ross in the 8th. c-grounded out for Roe in the 10th. d-bunted out for Stauffer in the 11th. e-grounded into a fielder’s choice for Collmenter in the 12th. 1-ran for Kotsay in the 8th. LOB — Arizona 8, San Diego 8. 2B — Pollock (28), G.Parra (42), Owings (4). 3B — Gregorius (3). HR — Goldschmidt (36), off T.Ross. RBIs — Goldschmidt (124), Gregorius (27). Runners left in scoring position — Arizona 5 (Miley 2, Bloomquist, M.Montero, Eaton); San Diego 5 (J.Guzman, Denorfia, Medica 2, Gyorko). RISP — Arizona 1 for 9; San Diego 0 for 7. Runners moved up — Eaton, Bloomquist, Gyorko. GIDP — Goldschmidt. DP — San Diego 2 (Amarista, Gyorko, Medica), (Hundley, Medica, Medica, Headley). arizona iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa Miley 6 4 0 0 1 7 107 3.63 W.Harris H, 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 3.02 D.Hernandz BS, 6-81 2 1 0 1 2 32 4.70 Roe 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 3.10 Thatcher 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3.23 Putz 2-3 0 0 0 1 2 16 2.43 Collmenter W, 5-4 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 3.07 Ziegler S, 12-14 1 0 0 0 0 2 11 2.28 san Diego iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa T.Ross 8 3 1 1 3 6 90 3.10 Street 1 1 0 0 0 2 17 2.43 Stauffer 2 1 0 0 1 0 32 3.52 Gregerson L, 6-8 1 2 1 1 0 1 16 2.84

WinteR sPORts

harness racing
tuesday First - $12,000 Pace 1:54.0 5-War Front (Ma Kakaley) 8.60 4-Ok Geronimo (Er Carlson) 7-Archetto Hanover (Ma Miller)

POCOnO DOWns ResUlts
4.20 6.60 2.40 2.60 2.10

EXACTA (5-4) $64.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (5-4-7) $165.80 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $41.45 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (5-4-7-9) $2,224.60 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $111.23 Scratched: Lilys Real Boy, Finley Hanover, He Is Risen second - $4,500 Pace 1:52.1 3-Articulate (Ma Kakaley) 2.80 2.10 2.10 1-Donnie Bop (Ge Napolitano Jr) 2.60 2.60 2-Blow Em Away (Ma Romano) 8.00 EXACTA (3-1) $8.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (3-1-2) $49.80 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $12.45 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (3-1-2-9) $235.60 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $11.78 DAILY DOUBLE (5-3) $15.80 third - $12,000 trot 1:57.2 1-Steppin Out (Ge Napolitano Jr) 4.80 3.20 2.80 8-Tim Lizzie (To Schadel) 20.00 5.40 2-Lindy’s Fireworks (Do Ackerman) 3.60 EXACTA (1-8) $85.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (1-8-2) $469.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $117.25 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (1-8-2-3) $3,879.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $193.96 PICK 3 - 15% TAKEOUT (5-3-1) $65.60 Scratched: Hs Donatabay, Deb On Broadway Fourth - $9,000 Pace 1:53.1 2-For All We Know (Ma Kakaley) 3.40 2.60 2.40 4-Silk Pajamas (Ge Napolitano Jr) 4.00 3.60 3-Market Dynamics (Si Allard) 5.20 EXACTA (2-4) $21.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (2-4-3) $136.80 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $34.20

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IBB — off D.Hernandez (Headley), off Stauffer (Goldschmidt), off T.Ross (Gregorius). HBP — by T.Ross (Eaton). WP — Putz, T.Ross. PB — M.Montero. Umpires — Home, Alan Porter; First, Mark Ripperger; Second, Jerry Layne; Third, Hunter Wendelstedt. T — 3:44. A — 18,562 (42,524). Dodgers 2, Giants 1 los angeles aB R H Bi BB sO avg. Puig rf 4 1 1 1 0 0 .326 C.Crawford lf 5 0 3 0 0 0 .281 H.Ramirez ss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .347 Ad.Gonzalez 1b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .293 Kemp cf 4 1 2 1 0 0 .270 Uribe 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .273 A.Ellis c 3 0 0 0 1 1 .239 M.Ellis 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .264 Ryu p 3 0 1 0 0 1 .211 B.Wilson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Hairston Jr. ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .214 Jansen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 totals 34 2 8 2 3 7 san Francisco aB R H Bi BB sO avg. Pagan cf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .278 J.Perez lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .247 Machi p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Belt 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .287 Posey c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .295 1-F.Peguero pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185 Pence rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .284 Sandoval 3b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .273 Abreu 2b 3 1 1 1 0 0 .241 Adrianza ss 3 0 0 0 0 2 .231 M.Cain p 2 0 1 0 0 1 .096 Hembree p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-Pill ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 b-G.Blanco ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .266 totals 32 1 5 1 1 10 los angeles 000 011 000—2 8 0 san Francisco 000 010 000—15 1 a-was announced for Hembree in the 8th. b-struck out for Pill in the 8th. c-struck out for B.Wilson in the 9th. 1-ran for Posey in the 9th. E — Posey (9). LOB — Los Angeles 9, San Francisco 5. 2B — C.Crawford (29). HR — Puig (19), off M.Cain; Kemp (6), off M.Cain; Abreu (2), off Ryu. RBIs — Puig (42), Kemp (31), Abreu (10). SB — C.Crawford (15). Runners left in scoring position — Los Angeles 5 (Ad.Gonzalez 2, M.Ellis 3); San Francisco 1 (Sandoval). RISP — Los Angeles 0 for 7; San Francisco 0 for 2. Runners moved up — H.Ramirez. GIDP — A.Ellis. DP — San Francisco 1 (M.Cain, Adrianza, Belt). los angeles iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa Ryu W, 14-7 7 4 1 1 1 6 104 2.97 B.Wilson H, 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 0.73 Jansen S, 28-32 1 1 0 0 0 2 23 1.90 san Francisco iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa M.Cain L, 8-10 7 7 2 2 3 4 100 4.00 Hembree 1 1 0 0 0 2 22 0.00 Machi 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 2.52 HBP — by M.Cain (Puig). WP — Jansen. Umpires — Home, Marty Foster; First, Wally Bell; Second, Tim McClelland; Third, Marvin Hudson. T — 2:43. A — 41,625 (41,915). angels 3, athletics 0 Oakland aB R H Bi BB sO avg. Crisp cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .257 Donaldson 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .305 Lowrie ss 3 0 2 0 0 0 .290 Cespedes dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 .241 D.Norris c 3 0 1 0 0 1 .244 Callaspo 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .260 C.Young lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .198 Reddick rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .222 Barton 1b 2 0 0 0 1 2 .274 totals 28 0 4 0 1 5 los angeles aB R H Bi BB sO avg. Shuck lf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .291 Cowgill lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 H.Kendrick 2b 3 1 1 1 0 1 .302 Trout dh 3 0 0 0 1 2 .324 J.Hamilton cf 4 0 1 2 0 1 .246 Trumbo 1b 3 0 0 0 0 3 .235 Calhoun rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .277 Conger c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .252 An.Romine 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .258 Field ss 3 1 1 0 0 1 .154 totals 29 3 5 3 1 11 Oakland 000 000 000—0 4 0 los angeles 102 000 00x—3 5 0 LOB — Oakland 2, Los Angeles 4. HR — H.Kendrick (13), off Griffin. RBIs — H.Kendrick (53), J.Hamilton 2 (74). Runners left in scoring position — Los Angeles 2 (Trumbo, J.Hamilton). RISP — Oakland 0 for 0; Los Angeles 1 for 5. GIDP — Cespedes, C.Young. DP — Los Angeles 2 (An.Romine, H.Kendrick, Trumbo), (H.Kendrick, Trumbo). Oakland iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa Griffin L, 14-10 5 5 3 3 1 7 95 3.83 Blevins 2 0 0 0 0 2 20 3.19 Neshek 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 12 3.35 Figueroa 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 6 15.43 los angeles iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa Vargas W, 9-7 9 4 0 0 1 5 110 4.01 HBP — by Griffin (H.Kendrick). Umpires — Home, Bob Davidson; First, John Hirschbeck; Second, James Hoye; Third, Jim Reynolds. T — 2:17. A — 38,158 (45,483). Pirates 8, Cubs 2 Pittsburgh aB R H Bi BB sO avg. S.Marte lf 5 1 2 1 0 2 .282 Mercer ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 .280 d-Snider ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .219 Morris p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 Farnsworth p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --McCutchen cf 5 1 2 1 0 1 .320 Byrd rf 4 2 2 0 1 0 .285 G.Sanchez 1b 3 1 1 0 2 1 .256 R.Martin c 5 0 0 0 0 3 .227 P.Alvarez 3b 5 1 2 3 0 1 .231 J.Harrison 2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .238 a-N.Walker ph-2b 1 0 0 0 1 0 .252 Cole p 3 0 1 2 0 2 .206 Ju.Wilson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-G.Jones ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .235 1-Pie pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 .167 Barmes ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 totals 39 8 12 8 4 11 Chicago aB R H Bi BB sO avg. St.Castro ss 4 0 2 1 1 1 .243 Lake lf 4 0 0 0 1 1 .294 Rizzo 1b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .230 D.Navarro c 3 0 1 0 1 1 .303 Schierholtz rf 2 0 1 0 0 0 .251 B.Parker p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Valbuena ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .218 Al.Cabrera p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --e-D.McDonald ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .234 Rosscup p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---

Do.Murphy 3b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .259 Bogusevic cf-rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .280 Watkins 2b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .212 Rusin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .105 Raley p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Lim p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Sweeney cf 3 1 3 0 0 0 .285 totals 34 2 10 2 3 12 Pittsburgh 031 020 020—8 12 1 Chicago 001 001 000—2 10 1 a-was intentionally walked for J.Harrison in the 5th. b-struck out for B.Parker in the 6th. cdoubled for Ju.Wilson in the 8th. d-grounded out for Mercer in the 8th. e-struck out for Al.Cabrera in the 8th. 1-ran for G.Jones in the 8th. E — Mercer (15),Watkins (1). LOB — Pittsburgh 8, Chicago 9. 2B — S.Marte (26), G.Sanchez (18), P.Alvarez 2 (22), G.Jones (26). HR — Mercer (7), off Rusin. RBIs — S.Marte (35), Mercer (26), McCutchen (83), P.Alvarez 3 (97), Cole 2 (5), St.Castro (44), Rizzo (78). S — Raley. Runners left in scoring position — Pittsburgh 4 (P.Alvarez 2, S.Marte 2); Chicago 5 (Bogusevic, Do.Murphy 3, Lake). RISP — Pittsburgh 5 for 13; Chicago 2 for 10. Runners moved up — Snider, R.Martin. GIDP — Lake, Bogusevic. DP — Pittsburgh 2 (Mercer, J.Harrison, G.Sanchez), (Cole, Mercer, G.Sanchez). Pittsburgh iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa Cole W, 10-7 6 7 2 2 1 6 94 3.22 Ju.Wilson 1 1 0 0 0 3 16 2.11 Morris 1 1 0 0 1 2 19 3.57 Farnsworth 1 1 0 0 1 1 19 1.17 Chicago iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa Rusin L, 2-6 21-3 6 4 4 1 1 51 3.93 Raley 12-3 1 0 0 0 4 28 4.91 Lim 2-3 2 2 2 3 2 34 6.75 B.Parker 11-3 0 0 0 0 2 18 2.64 Al.Cabrera 2 3 2 2 0 1 34 5.40 Rosscup 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 1.69 Inherited runners-scored — Raley 2-0, B.Parker 3-0. IBB — off Lim (N.Walker). Umpires — Home, Scott Barry; First,Alfonso Marquez; Second, Ted Barrett; Third, Mike DiMuro. T — 3:19. A — 34,138 (41,019). Rockies 8, Red sox 3 Boston aB R H Bi BB sO avg. Victorino rf-cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .293 Nava lf-rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .295 Pedroia 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .298 D.Ortiz 1b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .307 1-Holt pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 .203 Saltalamacchia c 4 1 1 2 0 0 .266 Drew ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .248 Middlebrooks 3b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .231 Bradley Jr. cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .196 D.Britton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Workman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --F.Morales p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 R.De La Rosa p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Berry ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .750 Lackey p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 a-Carp ph-lf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .295 totals 34 3 7 2 1 6 Colorado aB R H Bi BB sO avg. Blackmon cf 4 2 2 1 1 0 .314 LeMahieu 2b 5 1 1 2 0 1 .280 Tulowitzki ss 5 1 1 1 0 0 .315 Cuddyer rf 4 1 2 2 0 1 .335 Helton 1b 4 0 2 1 0 2 .251 Arenado 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .268 Co.Dickerson lf 4 1 1 1 0 0 .274 Pacheco c 3 1 1 0 1 0 .237 Chatwood p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .300 b-Rutledge ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 .234 Bettis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-R.Wheeler ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .205 Outman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Corpas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 totals 35 8 11 8 4 6 Boston 000 000 102—3 7 0 Colorado 201 100 40x—8 11 2 a-was announced for Lackey in the 7th. b-singled for Chatwood in the 7th. c-walked for Bettis in the 8th. d-singled for R.De La Rosa in the 9th. 1-ran for D.Ortiz in the 9th. E — Chatwood 2 (3). LOB — Boston 6, Colorado 7. 2B — Middlebrooks (18), Cuddyer (31), Pacheco (15). HR — Saltalamacchia (14), off Outman; Blackmon (6), off Lackey; Tulowitzki (25), off Lackey; Co.Dickerson (5), off Lackey. RBIs — Saltalamacchia 2 (61), Blackmon (21), LeMahieu 2 (28), Tulowitzki (81), Cuddyer 2 (84), Helton (58), Co.Dickerson (17). SB — Bradley Jr. (2), Blackmon (7), LeMahieu (18). Runners left in scoring position — Boston 3 (Saltalamacchia, Victorino, Carp); Colorado 3 (Co.Dickerson, Tulowitzki 2). RISP — Boston 0 for 5; Colorado 4 for 8. Runners moved up — Pedroia, LeMahieu. Boston iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa Lackey L, 10-13 6 6 4 4 1 5 87 3.52 D.Britton 0 1 1 1 0 0 6 3.86 Workman 1-3 3 3 3 1 0 18 5.05 F.Morales 2-3 0 0 0 1 1 11 4.81 R.De La Rosa 1 1 0 0 1 0 12 5.06 Colorado iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa Chatwood W, 8-5 7 3 1 0 1 2 104 3.15 Bettis 1 1 0 0 0 1 9 5.86 Outman 1-3 2 2 2 0 1 8 4.33 Corpas 2-3 1 0 0 0 2 13 4.69 D.Britton pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. Inherited runners-scored — Workman 1-1, F.Morales 1-0. IBB — off Chatwood (D.Ortiz). HBP — by Chatwood (Nava). Umpires — Home, Sam Holbrook; First, Andy Fletcher; Second, Rob Drake; Third, Joe West. T — 2:40. A — 32,315 (50,398). tigers 4, twins 2 Detroit aB R H Bi BB sO avg. A.Jackson cf 5 1 3 2 0 0 .271 Tor.Hunter rf 5 0 3 0 0 1 .303 Mi.Cabrera 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .347 Fielder 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .282 V.Martinez dh 3 1 1 1 1 0 .302 Infante 2b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .318 Tuiasosopo lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .250 D.Kelly lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .231 Avila c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .224 R.Santiago ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .227 totals 37 4 11 4 1 6 Minnesota aB R H Bi BB sO avg. Presley cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .274 Dozier 2b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .249 Plouffe 3b 4 0 2 0 0 1 .249 Willingham dh 4 0 0 0 0 3 .211 Pinto c 4 0 0 0 0 2 .338 Doumit rf 4 2 2 1 0 1 .245 Parmelee 1b 4 0 3 1 0 1 .234 1-Mastroianni pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 Thomas lf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .213 E.Escobar ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .230 totals 35 2 9 2 1 14

Zimmerman 3b 3 0 1 0 1 2 .281 Werth rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .316 Harper lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .277 Desmond ss 3 0 0 0 0 2 .284 Ad.LaRoche 1b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .236 W.Ramos c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .278 Rendon 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .261 G.Gonzalez p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .089 Storen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-Lombardozzi ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 totals 28 0 1 0 2 9 st. louis aB R H Bi BB sO avg. M.Carpenter 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .324 S.Robinson lf 4 0 1 1 0 0 .248 Beltran rf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .299 Ma.Adams 1b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .282 Y.Molina c 3 0 1 1 0 0 .315 Freese 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .263 Jay cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .269 Kozma ss 3 0 0 0 0 2 .216 Wacha p 3 0 0 0 0 3 .143 Rosenthal p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 totals 29 2 6 2 0 7 Washington 000 000 000—0 1 0 st. louis 001 100 00x—2 6 1 a-grounded out for Storen in the 9th. E — M.Carpenter (12). LOB — Washington 3, St. Louis 3. 2B — M.Carpenter (55), Beltran (30), Y.Molina (42). RBIs — S.Robinson (15), Y.Molina (73). CS — Jay (4). Runners left in scoring position — Washington 1 (Werth); St. Louis 1 (Ma.Adams). RISP — Washington 0 for 1; St. Louis 1 for 4. Runners moved up — Freese.GIDP —W.Ramos. DP — St. Louis 1 (Kozma, M.Carpenter, Ma.Adams). Washington iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa G.Gonzalez L, 11-8 7 6 2 2 0 6 110 3.36 Storen 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 4.60 st. louis iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa Wacha W, 4-1 82-3 1 0 0 2 9 112 2.78 Rosenthal S, 2-7 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 6 2.70 Inherited runners-scored — Rosenthal 1-0. Umpires — Home, Paul Schrieber; First, Jeff Kellogg; Second, Eric Cooper; Third, Chad Fairchild. T — 2:10. A — 38,940 (43,975). Mariners 4, Royals 0 Kansas City aB R H Bi BB sO avg. A.Gordon lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .267 Bonifacio 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .243 Hosmer 1b 4 0 2 0 0 1 .304 B.Butler dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 .289 S.Perez c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .289 Maxwell rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .260 L.Cain cf 3 0 1 0 0 2 .251 Moustakas 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .229 A.Escobar ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .235 totals 31 0 5 0 0 11 Seattle AB R H BI BB SO Avg. B.Miller ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .259 A.Almonte cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .279 Seager 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .263 K.Morales dh 4 1 3 1 0 0 .279 F.Gutierrez rf 2 1 0 0 2 2 .248 Smoak 1b 3 1 1 3 1 0 .240 M.Saunders lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .241 Zunino c 4 0 1 0 0 2 .208 Franklin 2b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .227 totals 32 4 9 4 4 9 Kansas City 000 000 000—0 5 2 seattle 100 030 00x—4 9 0 E — A.Gordon (2), Moustakas (15). LOB — Kansas City 4, Seattle 8. 2B — Bonifacio (22), L.Cain (21), K.Morales (34). HR — Smoak (19), off B.Chen. RBIs — K.Morales (79), Smoak 3 (48). SB — Zunino (1). Runners left in scoring position — Kansas City 2 (Moustakas, Hosmer); Seattle 5 (Smoak, F.Gutierrez, B.Miller, Seager 2). RISP — Kansas City 0 for 2; Seattle 2 for 12. GIDP — Bonifacio, Smoak. DP — Kansas City 1 (Dwyer, Bonifacio, Hosmer); Seattle 1 (Franklin, B.Miller, Smoak). Kansas City iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa B.Chen L, 8-4 5 7 4 4 3 5 97 3.31 Dwyer 2 2 0 0 1 2 34 0.00 K.Herrera 1 0 0 0 0 2 12 3.88 seattle iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa Paxton W, 3-0 7 4 0 0 0 10 97 1.50 Medina 1 0 0 0 0 1 16 2.96 Farquhar 1 1 0 0 0 0 20 4.28 Umpires — Home, Bill Miller; First, Gary Cederstrom; Second, Kerwin Danley; Third, Vic Carapazza. T — 2:27. A — 12,528 (47,476).

BUlletin BOaRD
CaMPs/CliniCs Wyoming seminary Wrestling Clinic will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27. The clinic is open to all area wrestlers of all ages. The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Carpenter Athletic Center at Wyoming Seminary. Athletes will meet and learn from Kyle Drake, four-time NCAA champion at Cornell. Drake is the only wrestler ever to win four titles in four different weight classes. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. For more information, contact Scott Green at sgreen@ wyomingseminary.org or call 607624-2665. MeetinGs Crestwood Boys Basketball Booster Club will have its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Cavanaugh’s Grille. ReGistRatiOns/tRYOUts Hanover area Youth Basketball signups for boys and girls grades 3-6 will be held Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Elementary. The cost is $40 for a single child and $70 for two children. For more information, text or call Jim Richmond at 570-817-1102 or email jimkim1020@verizon.net. Wyoming area elementary Wrestling will have sign-ups for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade outside the gym at the secondary center Wednesday, Oct. 2, Thursday, Oct. 10 and Wednesday, Oct. 16. Wrestlers must be a resident of the Wyoming Area school district. Wrestlers must also provide a copy of their birth certificate and a proof of residency. UPCOMinG eVents/OtHeR Benjamin august Memorial 3-Mile Run and Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 20 at 10:30 a.m. The event is organized by the Jewish Community Alliance of Northeastern PA’s Physical Education Department and sponsored by Sandy Arnold Rifkin in memory of Sandy’s father, Benjamin August. The course will be through South Wilkes-Barre with the start at Northampton Street and finish on the River Commons. Runners and walkers registration fee before Oct. 7 is $17. the fee is $20 after Oct. 7 or on race day. Preregistration race packets may be picked up starting at 9:15 a.m. Race day registration will be held at the JCC beginning at 9:15 a.m. Registration closes 10 minutes prior to the race start. Registration forms can also be found at NEPARunner.com. Make checks payable to JCA. Mail pre-entry fee and official entry form to Bill Buzza, Recreation Director; JCA 60 South River St., Wilkes- Barre, PA 18702. For more information, call 570-824-4646.

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Faster between snaps hasn’t proven better yet for Eagles
The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The purpose of Chip Kelly’s fastpaced offense is to run as many plays as possible in the shortest amount of time to maximize scoring potential. It worked for two quarters. Since cramming 53 plays into the first half of their season opener, the Philadelphia Eagles have run 145 plays in the last 10 quarters. Not coincidentally, they beat Washington 33-27 in Week 1 and lost the next two games. Overall, opponents have run 227 plays to Philadelphia’s 198. That’s not the formula for success in this frenetic attack. “We’ve got to move the ball and score points,” offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said Wednesday. “A lot has been made about how many plays (are run). We don’t worry about how many plays we’ve got to run. We’ve got to score more points than the opponent. “However we can get that done, we have to do that.” In losses to San Diego and Kansas City, the Eagles were on the short end of time of possession considerably. That can wear down a defense, which was evident in both games. The Chargers scored 13 points in the final 8:55 of the fourth quarter in a 33-30 win in Week 2. The Chiefs put the game away with a drive that lasted 8:15 in the fourth quarter. But Kelly downplays ball control. Instead, he focuses on play totals. “Time of possession means nothing. It’s plays run,” Kelly said. “They’re running a lot more plays and we’re not running enough plays. That’s the whole argument that I’ve always had with the time of possession because a team can hold it for 40 minutes, if they run the same amount of plays, that’s a different deal. Right now, plays run, we’re not running enough plays on offense, we’re turning the ball over too much offensively, we’re not executing the way we’re supposed to execute and that’s what we have to do to be able to keep our defense off the field.” The team’s inability to convert on third-and-long is part of the problem. The Eagles are 4 for 21 in third-and-5 situations and longer. “Typically when you go back, you evaluate third downs, it’s really never one thing,” Shurmur said. “The throw may be off. You may drop the football. The quarterback may have gotten pressure. But the key is for us to stay on the field. “By the way the numbers work out, you want to have shorter third downs than longer ones because as the distance goes up, they’re tougher to make.” While Shurmur and Kelly offered contradictory thoughts on play totals, the main goal is to score points any way possible. The Eagles (1-2) will have to do plenty of that Sunday at Denver (3-0) against Peyton Manning and the Broncos’ No. 1 ranked offense. Denver leads the league in yards (486.7) and points (42.3) per game. The Eagles are second in yards (461.7) and eighth in points (26.3). “We have to convert third downs, stay on the field, not have penalties, not turn the ball over or do the little things that kill a drive,” quarterback Michael Vick said. “We just have to limit the mistakes, make as many plays as possible. If we do everything right, then we’ll have 70-80 plays in a game.”

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, raises his arm after running for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Philadelphia on Sept. 19.

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Knicks, Nets to share NBA All-Star weekend in ‘15
BRIAN MAHONEY
AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK — Two sparkling arenas. One AllStar city. The NBA is bringing its All-Star weekend back to New York in 2015, and the Knicks and Nets are putting aside a strengthening rivalry on the court to share it. Barclays Center in Brooklyn will host the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night and the skills events, highlighted by the slam dunk contest, on Saturday before the 64th All-Star game goes to Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Feb. 15. “To have two brand-new buildings, in effect, is what we have in support of New York City. It’s good for basketball. It’s good for the teams. It’s good for the NBA, and it’s great for the city,” Commissioner David Stern said Wednesday at a news conference that included Mayor Michael Bloomberg and officials from both teams. With two state-of-theart venues after the construction of the Barclays Center, which opened last September, and a threeyear renovation project at the Garden — both with $1 billion price tags — the league saw the opportunity to show off two of its best buildings in what it’s touting as a weeklong celebration of basketball. So the NBA went to the teams about two years ago,

Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said, and eventually a plan was arranged in which they both could be part of the league’s midseason spectacle. “This is a great event for the entire league, not just for New York City, and I think they recognize the power of both organizations working together in what in essence are new buildings would make this truly a global event,” Silver said. “And so what it was worth putting aside whatever independent interest they had and working in a cooperative nature.” The league last split sites for its midseason showcase in 2010, when the Saturday events were in the Dallas Mavericks’ arena and the game was held at the Cowboys’ stadium. The game was last held at Madison Square Garden in 1998 in what turned out to be Michael Jordan’s final All-Star appearance with the Bulls and Kobe Bryant’s first overall. The Garden was ready to host again after its project, which took place over the last three summers, but Barclays also was a strong candidate to land another marquee event to the many it has staged in its opening year. Silver said the teams realized the game wouldn’t come back to New York again right away, so sharing was the only way both could be involved.

Oracle Team USA, left, hits a wave at the start of the 19th race against Emirates Team New Zealand, right, during the America’s Cup on Wednesday in San Francisco.

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Huge rally keeps America’s Cup at home
BERNIE WILSON
AP Sports Writer

SAN FRANCISCO — The big black cat almost used up its last life at the start, burying its bows in a wave and falling behind a boatload of Kiwis. Of course, it was only fitting in this America’s Cup that Oracle Team USA would need to survive neardefeat again.

With one last spectacular push in a winner-takeall finale Wednesday, the United States managed to hang onto the Auld Mug in closing out the longest, fastest and, by far, wildest America’s Cup ever with one of the greatest comebacks in sports. Skipper Jimmy Spithill steered Oracle’s spaceage, 72-foot catamaran to its eighth straight vic-

tory, speeding past Dean Barker and Team New Zealand in Race 19 on a San Francisco Bay course bordered by the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the Embarcadero. All but defeated a week ago, the 34-year-old Australian and his international crew twice rallied from seven-point deficits to win 9-8. Owned by software billionaire Larry

Ellison, Oracle Team USA was docked two points for illegally modifying boats in warmup regattas and had to win 11 races to keep the trophy. “It really is about the team, man,” Spithill said. “On your own you’re nothing, but when you’ve got a team like this around you, they can make you look great. They did all of that today and the whole series.

I’m so proud of the boys. … They didn’t flinch.” It could have been over shortly after the start just inside the Golden Gate Bridge. Oracle’s hulking black catamaran — with a giant No. 17 on each hull — buried its twin bows in a wave approaching the first mark and Barker turned his redand-black cat around the buoy with a 7-second lead.

Soccer
From page 1B punching in the eventual game-winning goal. Zukosky assisted on her second goal in the 36th minute, shooting a ball from 16 yards out that the Lake-Lehman goalkeeper was unable to control. Ashley Strazdus knocked in the rebound to give Dallas a 3-1 lead. “Our two forwards (Strazdus, Szatkowski) allow us to counter-attack on defense,” Lewis said. “We catch them off guard some times.” Szatkowski provided the Mountaineers with a majestic set piece goal in the 46th minute. From 27 yards out, she found the top-right corner from the far side. Lake-Lehman controlled possession for the majority of the second half after Hutsko produced her second goal on a misdirected Shoshana Mahoney shot in the 48th minute. The Black Knights had several opportunities to cut the lead in half to no avail. Sutton was left wide open in the 52nd minute and lifted the ball over the post. In the 70th minute, Dallas goalkeeper Sidney Emershaw (15 saves) made a quick reaction save on a close range kick. “They have some very touted by general manager Mark Dominik as a franchise quarterback, has thrown for four TDs vs. 12 interceptions in the last six games. The switch caps a tumultuous month in which Freeman missed a team photo shoot on Labor Day, was not voted a team captain for the first time in three years and refuted good players who are able to control the ball that are more experienced and bigger in size than us,” Lewis said. “They took advantage of size and we had trouble winning the head balls.” Wyoming Valley West 8, Meyers 0 Alyssa Shaver recorded two goals and had one assist in the Spartans shutout win. Alex Hargrave contributed two scores to the victory. Emmalie Langan made 17 saves in the net for the Mohawks. reports that he was seeking a trade. Throw in his quarterback rating and completion percentage, plus a couple of last-second losses in games in which he and the offense did not perform well, and he’s back on the bench. And, perhaps headed out of Tampa Bay, with the trade deadline being five weeks away. Hazleton Area 5, Wyoming Seminary 3 After a 2-2 halftime tie, the Cougars outscored the Blue Knights 3-1 in the second half to earn the win. Josie Zapotosky scored two goals for Hazleton Area. Wyoming Seminary was led by two goals and one assist by Bethany Carpenter. 0 Coughlin 7, Nanticoke
Lake-Lehman’s Julia Hutsko heads the ball in front of Tiffany Zukosky of Dallas along the sideline during the first half of the WVC girls soccer match Wednesday night.
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assists. Emma Sukowoski assisted on two goals. Alyssa Gurzynski made 12 saves for the Trojans.

Mary Tona scored four of the Crusaders’ first five goals. Nora Fazzi finished with two goals and two assists. Megan Lercara contributed a goal and three Freeman played his best game of the season Sunday, but was unable to get into the end zone in a 23-3 loss at New England. He had a pair of potential touchdown passes dropped and finished 19 of 41 for 236 yards and one interception. Freeman became the first 4,000-yard passer in team history last season,

Dallas 4, Lake-Lehman 2 Dallas 3 1 — 4 Lake-Lehman 1 1 — 2 First half — 1. LL, Julia Hutsko (Emily Sutton), 18th minute; 2. DAL, Talia Szatkowski (Tiffany Zukosky), 23rd; 3. DAL, Ruby Mattson, 25th; 4. DAL Ashley Strazdus (Zukosky), 36th. Second half — 5. DAL, Szatkowski, 46th; 6. LL Hutsko (Shoshana Mahoney), 49th. Shots — DAL 26; LL 24. Saves — DAL 15 (Sidney Emershaw); LL 18 (Kaley Kishbaugh). Corner kicks — DAL 5; LL 4 Hazleton Area 5, Wyoming Seminary 3 Hazleton Area 2 3 — 5 Wyoming Seminary 2 1 — 3 First half — 1. SEM Bethany Carpenter, 39:23; 2. HAZ Madison Lohr (Madison Polumbo), 29:02; 3. HAZ Ali McCann (Abby Sachs), 27:17; 4. SEM Carpenter, 24:43; Second half — 5. HAZ Josie Zapotosky (Emily Malone), 15:58; 6. Zapotosky (Polumbo), 11:01; 7. SEM Natalie Meagher (Carpenter), 7:33; 8. HAZ Zapotosky, 6:54. Shots — HAZ 18; SEM 23. Saves — HAZ 30 (Haley Wilkinson); SEM 7 (Meera Patel). Corner kicks — HAZ 6; SEM 1. Coughlin 7, Nanticoke 0 Nanticoke 0 0 — 0 Coughlin 4 3 — 7 First half — 1. COU, Mary Tona (Megan Lercara), 11th minute; 2. COU,Tona (Emma Sukowoski), 28th; 3. COU, Tona (Nora Fazzi), 30th; 4. COU, Lercara (Fazzi), 39th. Second half — 5. COU, Tona (Sukowoski), 45th; 6. COU, Fazzi (Lercara), 51th; 7. COU, Fazzi (Lercara), 55th. Shots — NAN 4; COU 20. Saves — NAN 12 (Alyssa Gurzynski); COU 2 (Jasmine Baretto). Corner kicks — NAN 0; COU 5. Wyoming Valley West 8, Meyers 0 Wyoming Valley West 6 2 — 0 Meyers 0 0 — 0 First half — 1. WVW Alex Hargrave (Alyssa Shaver), 31:05; 2. WVW Holly Langley (Elizabeth Hoffman), 25:12; 3. WVW Shaver, 13:10; 4. WVW Shaver (Alexis Pileggi), 11:32; 5. WVW Langley (Summer McDonnell), 8:16; 6. WVW Hargrave, 1:19; Second half — 7. WVW Carisa Bevan (Caitlin Westerholm), 24:35; 8. WVW Westerholm, 8:33. Shots — WVW 25; MEY 6. Saves — WVW 6 (Carisa Bevan, Paige Heckman,Alyssa Simmers); MEY 17 (Emmalie Langan). Corner kicks — WVW 2; MEY 5.

Bucs
From page 1B Tampa Bay’s had trouble scoring points despite having proven playmakers in running back Doug Martin and receivers Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams. The fifth-year pro, once

but his inconsistency down the stretch contributed to the Bucs losing five of final 6 games to finish 7-9 and miss the playoffs for the fifth straight year. He threw nine interceptions in the final three weeks of 2012, and his slow start this year raised questions about Schiano possibly turning to Glennon in two weeks, when the Bucs

have a bye. The coach said as late as Monday that Freeman was his starter, but apparently changed his mind on Tuesday — an off day for players — and informed Freeman and Glennon of the change Wednesday morning. The 25-year-old was the third quarterback selected in the 2009 draft

behind Mark Sanchez and Matthew Stafford. He made his first NFL start — a win against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers — after Tampa Bay began his rookie season with seven consecutive losses. The former Kansas State star followed with a breakout season in 2010, when the Bucs went 10-6 but failed to make the playoffs.

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WEST PITTSTON — It seemed every time Wyoming Area needed a lift, the Warriors had someone step up. That little extra was enough for the Warriors to take a 1-0 victory over Lackawanna Trail in a WVC Division 1 field hockey crossover game Wednesday. “We’re glad we won, but we’re not completely satisfied,” Warriors coach Lunda Comiskey said. “There’s still some things to work on.” Both teams are battling for playoff position. Wyoming Area (4-5) remains sixth in Class 2A while gaining ground. The Lions stay two wins ahead of Delaware Valley and Wallenpapack for the final playoff spot in Class 3A. “Sometimes we were passive with our opponents in the circle,” Lackawanna Trail coach Katie Snyder said. “We have to be fast to the ball and be aggressive to the ball. Even with a loss, though, this is a good learning experience. There’s a lot (of season) still to go.” Bree Bednarski scored the game’s lone goal on a hustling play in the 25th minute. After Abby Thornton fired a shot from the top of the circle, Trail keeper Kerrigan Buck stacked her leg pads to make the initial save. The rebound came to Grace Angelella, who quickly dished to Bednarski. The sophomore charged past the goalie and another defender toward the post and fired a shot into the goal for a 1-0 lead. “Bree has brought an intensity on the field,”

Comiskey said. “She’s demanding the ball come to her with her play and she’s lifting the rest of the forwards to play with greater intensity.” That was all Wyoming Area goalie Christina Granteed would need. The junior was tested just once in the first half, but it was as challenging of an opportunity as she will likely face all season. A clearing pass that was fired upfield by a Lackawanna Trail defender took a strange hop on the grass to elude the Warriors defensive backs. The Lions’ Daria Lewandowski, one of their top scorers, was first to the ball and was charging in on a breakaway. Granteed came out toward the top of the circle and made a sliding stop on the Trail junior. “You’ve got to stay prepared,” Granteed said of her first opportunity 11 minutes in. “I’m thinking, against her, it’s just the two of us. You’ve got to go at it for your team and make the save. I knew, too, that if I didn’t get it, my defense would have gotten there for me.” In the second half, Granteed continued to shine en route to her second shutout of the season. She faced three Trail corners and ended up with four saves in the half, stopping Jordan Laytos on a pair of chances on the doorstep, Nicole Rosa on the Lions’ best corner of the day and Maddy Lee at the far post on a long cross with 75 seconds to play. “It’s different,” Granteed said of being busy in the second half after a first half of little activity. “In the

first half, you’re coming off warmups so you’re ready. You’re not warmed up when you’ve waited a long time like that. But you’ve got to stay in the game mentally. That’s what keeps you ready.” Wyoming Area was not able to entend its lead, though, as Buck was also a wall in goal. The junior, in her first year as a starter, made 17 saves, her secondhighest total of the season. A number of the stops could be classified as more than routine. “Our defense has been pretty fantastic,” Snyder said. “They’ve done a relaly good job this year. We haven’t had a lot of goals scored against us. (Kerrigan) was awesome. She had 17 saves. This was one of her best games … she was aggressive and didn’t let up on the ball.”

Division 1-3A Coughlin Wyoming Valley West Hazleton Area Honesdale Lackawanna Trail Delaware Valley Wallenpaupauck Division 1-2A Crestwood Wyoming Seminary Lake-Lehman Holy Redeemer Dallas Wyoming Area Abington Heights Nanticoke Division 2 Meyers Pittston Area Northwest Berwick Tunkhannock GAR Hanover Area Elk Lake

W 7 7 6 3 3 1 1 W 8 6 5 5 4 4 0 0 W 4 4 4 4 2 1 1 1

L 1 2 2 5 5 7 8 L 0 1 2 3 4 5 7 9 L 0 1 2 2 2 4 5 5

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 T 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 T 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0

Wyoming Area’s Bree Bednarski, front, scores on the only goal of the game given up by Lackawanna Trail goalie Kerrigan Buck in the first half Wednesday.

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Area (6-2 in WVC 1-3A).
Coughlin 2, Delaware Valley 1, OT

Wyoming Area 1, Lackawanna Trail 0 Lackawanna Trail 0 0 — 0 Wyoming Area 1 0 — 1 First half — 1. WA, Bree Bednarski (Grace Angelella), 5:32. Shots — LT 5; WA 19. Saves — LT 17 (Kerrigan Buck); WA 5 (Chrisina Granteed). Penalty corners — LT 4.WA 7.

Senior Kyra Castano scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to lead Coughlin (7-1, first in WVC 1-3A) to a win. Freshman Maecy Chlebowski scored a goal for Delaware Valley, which remains sixth in 1-3A at 1-7.
Holy Redeemer 3, Honesdale 0

Wyoming Seminary 1, Dallas 1, OT

The Blue Knights and Mountaineers played a scoreless first half, then traded goals to forge a tie. Mallory Lefkowicz scored for Wyoming Seminary, which remains second in WVC 1-2A at 6-1-1. Michelle Thompson countered for Dallas, which is fifth in 1-2A with a 4-4-1 record.
Hazleton Area 3, Nanticoke 0

The Royals recieved one goal and one assist each from Greta Ell and Melanie Musakavitch in the shutout win. Jenn Ringsdorf added a goal for Redeemer (5-31 in 1-2A), while Mallory Kusakavitch contrbuted one assist.
Wyoming Valley West 7, Abington Heights 0

Wyoming Area’s Jillian Spak takes the ball from a Lackawanna Trail player.

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while Megan Kane had one goal and one assist.

Selena Garzio recorded two goals in the Cougars’ shutout win. Lauren Blakely contributed one goal for Hazleton

Danielle Grega totaled four goals and one assist in the Spartans (7-2, second in WVC 1-3A) shutout victory over the Comets. Alex Gonda contributed one goal and two assists,

Wyoming Valley West 7, Abington Heights 0 Abington Heights 0 0 — 0 Wyoming Valley West 3 4 — 7 First half — 1. WVW, Danielle Grega, 21:22; 2. WVW, Grega (Julia Usefara), 12:35; 3. WVW, Megan Kane (Alex Gonda), :22; Second half — 4. WVW, Grega (Katie Lipski), 25:08; 5. WVW, Kane (Grega), 21:59; 6. WVW, Grega (Gonda), 19:28; 7. WVW, Gonda (Wynter Libby), 7:35. Shots — AH 1; WVW 22. Saves — AH 14 (Claire Notarianni); WVW 0 (Alicia Moore). Penalty corners — AH 2; WVW 13. Coughlin 2, Delaware Valley 1, OT Coughlin 1 1 1— 3 Delaware Valley 0 1 0— 1

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER

First half — 1. COU, Kyra Castano (Brigid Wood), 9:30; Second half — 2. DV, Maecy Chlebowski, 26:25; Overtime — 3. COU, Castano (Brigid Wood), 4:15 Shots — COU 16; DV 6. Saves — COU 5 (M’Kensie Lee); DV 14 (Eileen D’Auria). Penalty corners — COU 9; DV 3. Hazleton Area 3, Nanticoke 0 Hazleton Area 2 1 — 3 Nanticoke 0 0 — 0 First half — 1. HAZ, Selena Garzio (Madison Reed), 18:35; 2. HAZ, Lauren Blakely (Victoria Middleton), 28:25; Second half — 3. HAZ, Garzio, 7:03. Shots —HAZ 10; NAN 4. Saves — HAZ 2 (Margaret Fulton); NAN 4 (Maddie O’Donahue). Penalty corners — HAZ 5; NAN 4. Holy Redeemer 3, Honesdale 0 Honesdale 0 0 — 0

Holy Redeemer 1 2 — 3 First half — 1. HR, Greta Ell (Mallory Kusakavitch),23:57; Second half — 2.HR,Jenn Ringsdorf (Melanie Kusakavitch), 17:45; 3. HR, Melanie Kusakavitch (Ell), 15:52. Shots — HON 4; HR 20. Saves — HON 8 (Mackenzie Jackson); HR 4 (Holly Slowik). Penalty corners — HON 1; HR 9. Wyoming Seminary 1, Dallas 1, OT Wyoming Seminary 0 1 0 — 1 Dallas 0 1 0— 1 Second half — 1. SEM, Mallory Lefkowicz (Morgan Malone), 24:58; 2. DAL, Michelle Thompson, 6:05 Shots — SEM 5; DAL 12. Saves — SEM 8 (McKenzie Gagliardi); DAL 4 (Lily Amadio). Penalty corners — SEM 3; DAL 3.

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Nardone scores twice to lead Dallas Comets take tennis showdown in final match
Brian Wistowaty had one goal and one assist in the win. Tunhannock 3, Pittston Area 1 Patrick Cronin accounted for one goal and two assists in the Tigers’ win. Matt Tavaione scored the only goal for the Patriots. Nanticoke 3, Hanover Area 1 Up 3-0 at the half, the Trojans gave up only one second-half score to preserve the victory. Ed Lukowski scored two goals in the Nanticoke win. Paul Roman scored the lone goal for the Hawkeyes.
SEM, Laguna (Diterich Reitsma), 59:44; 7. SEM, A. Kim (Michael Kim), 61:27. Shots — SEM 13; MEY 6. Saves — SEM 6 (Will Kozar, Andrew Drewchin); MEY 6 (Adam Casey, Carlos Lopez). Corner kicks — SEM 4; MEY 3. Dallas 2, Lake-Lehman 0 Lake-Lehman 0 0 — 0 Dallas 0 2 — 0 Second half — 1. DAL, A.J. Nardone (Blake Pertl), 36:21; 2. DAL, Nardone (Nate Wood), :42 Shots — LL 7; DAL 20. Saves — LL 12 (Collin Masters); DAL 1 (Blake Williams). Corner kicks — LL 2; DAL 9. Nanticoke 3, Hanover Area 1 Nanticoke 3 0 — 3 Hanover Area 0 1 — 0 First half — 1. NAN, Ed Lukowski, 24:50; 2. NAN, Lukowski (Rees Roberts), 15:54; 3. NAN, Ben Sursen, 3:38; Second half — 4. HAN, Paul Roman (Dom Gagliardi), 11:30 Shots — NAN 17; HAN 14. Saves — NAN 7 (Carmello Cioquinto); HAN 8 (Joe Gagliari). Corner kicks — NAN 5; HAN 6. Tunkhannock 3, pittston Area 1 pittston Area 1 0 — 1 Tunkhannock 2 1 — 3 First half — 1. TUNK, Aidan Cronin (Patrick Cronin), 9:00; 2. PIT, Matt Tavalione (Jordan Consagra), 22:00; 3. TUNK, P. Cronin (Drew Tinna), 37:00; Second half — 4. TUNK, Adam Billings (P. Cronin), 55:00. Shots — PIT 8; TUNK 10. Saves — PIT 6 (Zac Daniels); TUNK 5 (Taylor Roberts, Zack McKitish). Corner kicks — PIT 5; TUNK 5. Wyoming Area 5, MMI prep 0 Wyoming Area 3 2 — 0 MMI prep 0 0 — 0 First half — 1. WA, Brian Wistowaty (Ryan Shuleski), 12:00; 2. WA, Mark O’Malley (Wisowaty), 14:00; 3. WA, Nick Leon, 23:00; Second half — 4. WA, Zach LaGrue (Leo Skoronski, Barry Pawloski), 77:00; 5. WA, Josh Donvtio, 78:00. Shots — WA 29; MMI 9. Saves — WA 6 (Dave Klaproth); MMI 19 (T.J. Jankouskas). Corner kicks — WA 6; MMI 1.

LOCAL ROUNDUp

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DALLAS — A.J. Nardone scored two goals, including one with less than one minute to play, to lead Dallas to a 2-0 victory over LakeLehman in Wyoming Valley Conference boys soccer Wednesday. Collin Masters had 12 saves for the Black Knights. Wyoming Seminary 7, Meyers 0 Andrew Kim totaled two goals and two assists in the Wyoming Seminary shutout victory. Andrew Drewchin had two scores and one assist in the win. Wyoming Area 5, MMI Prep 0 The Warriors had scores from five players to earn the shutout win.

Wyoming Seminary 7, Meyers 0 Wyoming Seminary 0 0 — 0 Meyers 3 4 — 7 First half — 1. SEM, Malcolm Lumia (Andrew Kim), 18:40; 2. SEM, Andrew Drewchin (Kim), 28:35; 3. SEM, Kim (Lumia), 33:34; Second half — 4. SEM, Andriy Malchanov (Drewchin), 41:24; 5. SEM, Drewchin (Eduardo Laguna), 49:31; 6.

DALLAS — Up 2-1 after singles action, the Mountaineers tied the score with a win in doubles but Crestwood won it all in the last match to pick up the 3-2 win in WVC girls tennis action Wednesday. Kristi Bowman and Brittany Stanton each earned singles wins, while the team of Stephanie Maichin and Christine Maichin earned the win in doubles to break the tie. Kajal Patel earned a win in singles for Dallas, while the team of Lauren Butruce and Maddie Ross earned a win in doubles. HIGH SCHOOL GOLF Lake-Lehman 196,

Wyoming Seminary 203 Adam Motovidlak shot a 41 to earn medalist honors in the LakeLehman win. Joe Zirnheld and Andrew Golden both shot a 48 to lead the Wyoming Seminary effort. COLLEGE GOLF King’s places second at tri-meet The King’s College golf team placed second in a tri-meet with local rivals Scranton and Wilkes. King’s was second with a 339 while Wilkes finished third with a 377. King’s Ryan Tracy tied for second with identical scores of 76 while Wilkes Michael Daubert led all Wilkes shot a 91. COLLEGE WOMENS TENNIS King’s 9, Baptist

Bible 0 King’s College swept past a shorthanded Baptist Bible team. The Monarchs duo of Madeline Griffin and Sara Lynn recorded a win in doubles while Griffin also notched a win in singles. Misericordia 7, Susquehanna 2 Three double-winners led the Misericordia University women’s tennis team to a win over Susquehanna. Michelle Cameron, Kassie Foy and Breanne Phillips won at first, second and third singles, respectively, while Cameron and Foy teamed to win at first doubles and Phillips joined Emily Hullings to win at second doubles.

COLLEGE WOMENS SOCCER Elizabethtown 1, Misericordia 0 M i s e r i c o r d i a University suffered its first loss of the season at Elizabethtown. Maureen Ciccosanti made three saves in goal. HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

Lake-Lehman 196, Wyoming Seminary 203 at Huntsville Golf Club, par 36 LL (196) — Adam Motovidlak 41, Ben Pilch 45, Nick Egan 54, Joe Wojcik 56. SEM (203) — Joe Zirnheld 48, Andrew Golden 48, Jared Godlowski 52, Matt Cartwright 55.

Crestwood 3, Dallas 2 SINGLES — Kristi Bowman (C) d. Haley Wilcox 6-4, 6-0; Brittany Stanton (C) d. Grace Schaub 6-3, 6-3; Kajal Patel (D) d. Grace Hao 6-1, 6-1. DOUBLES — Lauren Butruce/Maddie Ross (D) d. Jennie Snyder/Stacie Snyder 6-3, 6-3; Stephanie Maichin/Christine Maichin (C) d. Maddie Jones/Caitlyn Landau 6-2, 6-2.

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

Lehman spikers win fifth straight
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LEHMAN TWP. — A team grows up together on the court for the past three seasons, and as a coach and player, you know what follows. Lofty expectations. And with expectations sometimes brings pressure to live up and exceed what is set for you. Right now, all Kevin Koziol wants his LakeLehman volleyball team to do is continue to improve and enjoy the moment. So far, so good. Lehman fought off a pesky Wyoming Area charge, battling back from deficits in the final two sets en route to a 3-0 victory in Wyoming Valley Conference play Wednesday. Game scores were 25-19, 25-23 and 25-18. It was the fifth straight win for Lake-Lehman, which remains two games behind undefeated Holy Redeemer. Wyoming Area,

which had won three consecutive coming into the match, fell to 4-4. “I think we played pretty well, especially in the last 10 points of that third set,” Koziol said. “The girls have kept their heads and just play the game.” It’s no surprise to see the Black Knights in this spot. The team lost just one senior off last year’s team that qualified for the district 2A playoffs. Then again, when you have a squad that’s been playing together on the varsity level for so long, it’s just second-nature to know where teammates are going to be, where the pass is going to be set up or where the back-row dig is coming from. Maria Chinikaylo has been setting teammates for years now. The hitters are comfortable with spots on the court, and playing to their strengths and counterbalancing their teammates’ weaknesses. “This year especially, we

are all working as one unit and are coming together nicely,” senior Kahli Kotulski said. “We are fine with the expectations so far, and we know we have to kill it every time we step on the court because we want to keep it going. This year means the world to us. We’ve been working for this season for a long time now. Last year, we made the playoffs, but we didn’t go as far as we would have liked. This year, we know we can do it and we are going to work our butts off to get there.” Sometimes, though, you do have the pressure. Koziol won’t deny the lofty goals. Right now, the Black Knights are sitting in the top-half of the WVC. Looking at the district 2A standings, it’s not out of the realm of possibility Lehman (6-2) could reach as high as a No. 2 seed. “I keep telling the girls to expect excellence, and you achieve that by expecting it,” the head coach said. “We still have some old

habits of falling back into sloppiness here or there, or playing down at times. We are trying to use some different tactics to keep going strong.” Wyoming Area had thoughts of its own. After struggling with eight attack errors and five service miscues in the opening set, the charge began. The Warriors held a 22-21 lead in the second set, only to see Danae Sutliff respond with two consecutive kills and a Lehman ace ended a 4-1 run and gave the Black Knights a 25-23 victory. Wyoming Area also held a brief lead in the third before Kotulski took over. She recorded four of her teamhigh eight kills in the final 18 points of the set, which allowed Lehman to close on a 12-5 spurt to break open a 13-13 tie. Hitting woes hurt the Warriors with a total of 24 attack errors in the match. “I’m happy that we battled,” Wyoming Area first-year head coach Nick

Lake-Lehman 3, Wyoming Area 0 WA 19 23 18 LL 25 25 25 WA: Samantha Acacio 9 kills, 2 aces, 2 blocks; Audrey Hiedacavage 21 assists; Mallory Bohan 7 kills, 5 digs. LL: Kahli Kotulski 8 kills, 2 aces; Danae Sutliff 6 kills, 1 ace; Maria Chinikaylo 23 assists, 1 kill.

Diaco said. “We have girls that don’t quit and will battle until the very end. It was nice to see us come close and hang with LakeLehman. We just have to continue to work with the girls to adapt to our style of play.”
Lake-Lehman’s Danae Sutliff sends the ball over the net against Wyoming Area in a WVC girls volleyball match Wednesday night.
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Crestwood 3, Meyers 0 Taryn Wojnar totaled 28 service points as the Comets went on to win 25-7, 25-10, 25-2. Emily Sipple contributed with six kills while Olivia Jankowski had 12 assists. Hazleton Area 3, Meyers 0 Salimah Biggs compiled six digs, two kills, six assists and eight service points to lead Meyers in its loss to Hazleton Area on Tuesday. Gina Strillacci added six digs, six service points and two aces in the loss. Hanover Area 3, Coughlin 1

Hanover Area rallied from a loss in the opener to defeat Coughlin. Raeann Walton had 10 points, five digs and a kill for Hanover Area. Hannah Eck added five points, six digs and four aces. Chyanne Fine had three aces, two digs and seven kills. Rachel Supinski finished with 20 service points and Carmen Garcia added nine for Coughlin. Delaware Valley 3, Wyoming Valley West 0 The Spartans lost by scores of 25-7, 25-14, 25-11. Trudi Casier led the Wyoming Valley West effort with six service points while

Crestwood 3, Meyers 0 Meyers 7 10 2 Crestwood 25 25 25 MEY: Unavailable. CRE: Taryn Wojnar 28 service points, 7 kills, 6 aces; Emily Sipple 9 service points, 8 assists, 6 kills, 3 aces; Olivia Jankowski 12 assists, 7 service points, 2 aces. Delaware Valley 3, Wyoming Valley West 0 Wyoming Valley West 7 14 11 Delaware Valley 25 25 25 WVW: Trudi Casier 6 service points, 5 aces, 6 digs; Gavyn Giza 4 kills, 4 blocks, 2 aces. DV: Unavailable. Hazleton Area 3, Meyers 0 Hazleton Area 25 25 25 Meyers 12 21 20 HAZ: Unavailable MEY: Salimah Biggs 6 digs, 2 kills, 6 assists, 8 service points; Gina Strillacci 6 digs, 6 service points, 2 aces. Hanover Area 3, Coughlin 1 Coughlin 25 15 17 23 Hanover Area 23 25 25 25 COU: Rachel Supinski 20 service points, 5 aces; Carmen Garcia 9 service points, 7 digs, 1 kill. HAN: Raeann Walton 10 service points, 5 digs, 1 kill; Hannah Eck 5 service points; 6 digs, 4 aces; Chyanne Fine 3 aces, 2 kills, 7 digs.

Gavyn Giza contributed four kills.

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JOHN ERZAR

Good teams pick themselves up
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK
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Austin Mazonkey RB – Northwest Mazonkey had the best game of his career in a 26-20 victory over GAR. The junior rushed 37 times for 352 yards and scored all four touchdowns for the Rangers. Mazonkey started his night off with TD runs of 72 and 6 yards in the first quarter. He then broke a 13-13 tie with a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter and tacked on a 10-yard score late in the game. Given Consideration Matt DeMarco – QB – Meyers Dain Kowalski – RB/DB — Berwick Zach Zuchoski – RB – Hazleton Area Past Winners Week 1: Tyler Burger – RB – Northwest Week 2: Tanner Kahlau – RB – Crestwood Week 3: Frank Aigeldinger – RB — Crestwood

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NFL coaching legend Vince Lombardi had several catchy sayings. One of the most memorable was, “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” Sounds cool. Looks good on a locker room wall. It’s meaningless, though, unless applied. And LakeLehman has applied it this season. The Black Knights came into the season as the coaches’ and media’s darlings in Class 2A of District 2. They were highly favored to capture the D2-2A crown, something the program hasn’t done since 1997. They had all the pieces in place. Then Old Forge scattered them on opening night. Lehman was driving for the potential winning touchdown, a storybook ending to what was to be a storybook season. Interception, game over, Old Forge wins 13-7. “A win in that game puts us on the map,” Lehman coach Jerry Gilsky said. “You get more of an identity.” Old Forge is a small school that cranks out quality teams annually. Lehman is a tad bigger in enrollment but way smaller in recognition. Yet, the Black Knights didn’t let the loss sink them for too long. They’ve wiped out their last three opponents. Granted none were of the stature of Old Forge. Montrose hasn’t scored yet. Wyoming Area is going through a massive rebuild. And Holy Redeemer hasn’t been able to get on solid footing since the program’s first game in 2007. But the fact that Lehman knocked all three down and didn’t let them up speaks volumes. “Football is football,” Gilsky said. “(Old Forge) was a game that really measured us as a team. In a way, we learned from the first game of the year. The kids in the last three games came out of the gates strong. They understand what it take to be a winner.” And what it takes to get back up.
PARALLEL UNIVERSE?

timeS leader diStriCt 2 toP 15 rankingS
Times Leader District 2 Top 15 Teams are ranked on performance, not on which team would defeat the other. Numbers in parentheses before teams are last week’s rankings. NR means not ranked the previous week. District 4’s Williamsport is including when applicable since it plays in the WVC. 1. (1) Berwick (4-0) – Line matured greatly in win over Valley West. 2. (2) Dunmore (4-0) – In driver’s seat for home field in D2-A playoffs. 3. (4) Abington Heights (4-0) – Escaped a tough battle with DelVal. 4. (6) Scranton Prep (4-0) – Routed its fourth consecutive opponent. 5. (3) Old Forge (3-1) – Will likely gets another shot at Dunmore in playoffs. 6. (5) Wyoming Valley West (3-1) – Next two opponents a combined 7-1. 7. (7) Lake-Lehman (3-1) – Averaging 58.3 points in last three games. 8. (9) Coughlin (4-0) – Survived usual tough battle with Dallas for 7-0 win. 9. (10) West Scranton (3-1) – A 4 p.m. Saturday game at DelVal will be tough. 10. (11) Lackawanna Trail (4-0) – Early October will determine playoff seed. 11. (13) Carbondale (4-0) – Will go for fifth consecutive shutout vs. Honesdale. 12. (8) Scranton (2-2) – Sinking quickly after being routed by Prep. 13. (15) Crestwood (3-1) – Can’t take Tunkhannock lightly at all. 14. (NR) Northwest (4-0) – Three victories have been by six points or less. 15. (14) Lakeland (3-1) – Record buoyed by forfeit win over Valley View. Dropped out: Wallenpaupack (2-2) Given consideration: Meyers (2-2); Wallenpaupack (2-2)

version averaged 3.1 through four games. However, there are some differences, particularly on defense. The 2008 Dallas team had a minus-11 turnover ratio at this point, while this year’s team is minus-1. The 2008 squad had trouble stopping the run, allowing 5.3 yards per carry in its first four games. Dallas is solid versus the run so far, allowing 3.4 per carry. The 2008 team lost its first six game before defeating Crestwood 9-0, which was also the 200th coaching victory for Ted Jackson.
AVOIDING HISTORY

Hoban before losing 10 in a row.
INSTANT OFFENSE

When Lake-Lehman intercepts a pass this season, it has meant one thing — six points. The Black Knights have returned all three of their interceptions for touchdowns. Kody Pachamovitch and Josh Winters each had a pick6 against Holy Redeemer on Friday. Joey Vigil had one earlier this season.
EX-TEAMMATE REUNION

Expected: • Dallas to battle Coughlin tough despite the records. Coughlin stayed unbeaten with a 7-0 victory over the winless Mountaineers. The biggest margin of victory in the last five meetings was Dallas’ 28-14 win in 2011. Even that game was a closer contest than the final score indicated. • Lake-Lehman to avoid passing versus Holy Redeemer. The best way to attack Redeemer’s defense is the direct approach — running the ball. The Royals haven’t been able to stop the run throughout their seven-year existence. Lehman proved it once again in its 61-22 victory by having three Bill Tarutis | For The Times Leader runners top 100 yards. Lake-Lehman fullback Dustin Jones and his Black Knights teammates have Unexpected: shook off a heartbreaking loss to Old Forge at the start of the season. • Berwick to run the ball well against Wyoming Valley W V C S C h e d u l e S a n d r e S u lt S West. It took a half and it was more ground-and-pound, but Fri., Oct. 4 GAR (0-4) 7 p.m. Berwick (4-0) Fri., Oct. 11 Northwest (4-0) 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 30 Crestwood (3-1) W 41-7 the Dawgs’ ability to chew Fri., Oct. 18 at Nanticoke (1-3) 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 6 at Pottsville (3-1) W 56-7 up yardage in the final two Fri., Oct. 25 Hanover Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 14 at Dallas (0-4) W 37-7 Sat., Nov. 2 Dallas (0-4) 2 p.m. Fri., Sept. 20 Wyo. Valley West (3-1) W 42-28 quarters was instrumental Meyers (2-2) Friday Selinsgrove (3-1) 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 30 Holy Cross (0-4) W 57-7 Fri., Oct. 4 at Tunkhannock (1-3) 7 p.m. in the 42-28 victory over the Fri., Sept. 6 at Old Forge (3-1) L 49-6 Fri., Oct. 11 at Williamsport (1-3) 7 p.m. Spartans. This came a week Fri., Sept. 13 at Lackawanna Trail (4-0) L 26-21 Fri., Oct. 19 Pittston Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 20 at Nanticoke (1-3) W 36-0 Fri., Oct. 25 at Coughlin (4-0) 7 p.m. after Valley West curtailed Friday Lake-Lehman (3-1) 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 1 at Hazleton Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Scranton star running back Fri., Oct. 4 at Hanover Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Coughlin (4-0) Sat., Oct. 12 Wyoming Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 30 at Tunkhannock (1-3) W 18-13 Jake McCarthy for the most Fri., Oct. 18 at Northwest (4-0) 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 6 Hazleton Area (1-3) W 26-16 Fri., Oct. 25 Holy Redeemer (1-3) 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 14 Western Wayne (1-3) W 35-14 part. Fri., Nov. 1 GAR (0-4) 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 20 Dallas (0-4) W 7-0 • Williamsport’s offense to Nanticoke (1-3) Friday at Wyo. Valley West (3-1) 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 30 Lackawanna Trail (4-0) L 39-7 Fri., Oct. 4 Williamsport (1-3) 7 p.m. remain dormant. There was a Fri., Sept. 6 Col-Mont Vo-Tech (0-4) W 48-0 Fri., Oct. 11 at Pittston Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 14 at Susquehanna (1-3) L 21-14 Fri., Oct. 18 at Pocono Mtn. East (3-1) 7 p.m. good chance the Millionaires’ Fri., Sept. 20 Meyers (2-2) L 36-0 Fri., Oct. 25 at Berwick (4-0) 7 p.m. offense would find the end Fri., Sept 27 at Wyoming Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 2 Crestwood (3-1) 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4 Northwest (4-0) 7 p.m. Crestwood (3-1) zone last Friday against Sat., Oct. 12 at Holy Redeemer (1-3) 1 p.m. Fri., Aug. 30 at Berwick (4-0) L 41-7 Hazleton Area, a team that Fri., Oct. 18 Lake-Lehman (3-1) 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 6 at North Pocono (1-3) W 40-21 Fri., Oct. 25 GAR (0-4) 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 13 Pittston Area (1-3) W 55-14 had surrendered 33 points Fri., Nov. 1 at Hanover Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 20 at Wallenpaupack (2-2) W 27-19 Northwest (4-0) Fri., Sept 27 Tunkhannock (1-3) 7 p.m. through three games. Instead, Sat., Aug. 31 at Holy Redeemer (1-3) W 28-24 Sat., Oct. 5 Hazleton Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Williamsport’s only points Sat., Sept. 7 at Susquehanna (1-3) W 12-7 Fri., Oct. 11 Pocono Mtn. West (0-4) 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 13 Holy Cross (0-4) W 42-0 Sat., Oct. 19 at Dallas (0-4) 7 p.m. came via a kickoff return. The Fri., Sept. 20 GAR (0-4) W 26-20 Fri., Oct. 25 Williamsport (1-3) 7 p.m. Friday at Hanover Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 2 at Coughlin (4-0) 7 p.m. offense hasn’t scored since the Fri., Oct. 4 at Nanticoke (1-3) 7 p.m. Dallas (0-4) season-opening 24-21 victory Fri., Oct. 11 at Lake-Lehman (3-1) 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 30 at Wyo. Valley West (3-1) L 40-0 Fri., Oct. 18 Meyers (2-2) 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 7 at Abington Heights (4-0) L 17-0 against Central Mountain. Fri., Oct. 25 Wyoming Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 14 Berwick (4-0) L 37-7
HOW’S THIS MERCY RULE

Dallas’ struggles this season are reminiscent of those of the 2008 Mountaineers, who finished 2-8. Both teams couldn’t score to start the season. Dallas has seven points thus far; the 2008 squad had 14 through four games. Neither team could run the ball. This year’s Mounts are averaging 1.8 yards per carry. The 2008

Wyoming Area’s 20-12 victory over Hanover Area on Friday meant the Warriors won’t have a chance to set the record for the worst start in school history. That distinction still belongs to the 1974 team that lost five in a row before defeating Dallas 20-18. The 1974 team finished 2-6-2, with the other win coming via forfeit against Hanover Area. The worst team in the school’s 48 seasons was the 1976 team that finished 1-10. Oddly, those Warriors won their opener 19-0 over Bishop

Two former Wyoming Area teammates will get reacquainted Saturday when Sacred Heart plays at Bucknell at 6 p.m. Nick Bartoli is the starting right guard for Sacred Heart. He is in his sophomore season. On the other sideline will be a guy he helped become Wyoming Area’s all-time leading rusher, Nick O’Brien. O’Brien is a freshman defensive back for Bucknell. He has played in one game with one tackle.
EXPECTED, UNEXPECTED

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The PIAA requires a running clock in high school football if a team leads by 35 points in the second half. A California youth league took its mercy rule a step further. According to a story on foxsports.com, the Northern California Federation Youth Football League has instituted a $200 fine and a one-week suspension for a coach if his team wins by 35 points or more. Teams must also sit their starters once up by 28. The thinking is players on losing teams were getting discouraged and losing interest in football. In the PIAA adopted the same rule this season, here’s how much the following WVC coaches would owe, provided they still pay a fine despite being suspended: Berwick’s George Curry, $600; LakeLehman’s Jerry Gilsky, $600; Meyers’ Corry Hanson, $400; Crestwood’s Greg Myers, $200; Tunkhannock’s Rod Azar, $200; Wyoming Valley West’s Pat Keating, $200.

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From page 1B member of the 2012 signing class, Jamil Pollard, left before the season started. In some cases, players in that class such as District 2 alums Eugene Lewis and Nyeem Wartman, essentially picked Penn State on three separate occasions. They chose the school once before their senior seasons of high school began. They chose it again before signing day in the winter after the Sandusky scandal changed everything around. The third time came that summer when the sanctions freed them from their letters of intent. They all had their reasons. “I just took football out of the equation,” Lynch said. “I looked at the academics, the social life and life after football. I believe once I graduate here, if I pursue the NFL or I don’t, I’ll be in a good position because of the large alumni connections and the academics.” “I really liked the school all-around,” Johnson said. “I loved the way (defensive line coach Larry Johnson) coaches. It’s just Penn State.” Now that 2012 signing class will get some more reinforcements from the restored scholarships. And with the NCAA leaving the window open for future leniency, there’s some hope that a trip to a bowl game could be a reality after all. But if that’s truly on the

at Coughlin (4-0) L 7-0 Williamsport (1-3) 1 p.m. at Pittston Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Hazleton Area (1-3) 1 p.m. Crestwood (3-1) 2 p.m. Tunkhannock (1-3) 2 p.m. at Lake-Lehman (3-1) 2 p.m. GAR (0-4) at Lakeland (3-1) L 27-19 Dunmore (4-0) L 48-7 Carbondale (4-0) L 27-0 at Northwest (4-0) L 26-20 Holy Redeemer (1-3) 7 p.m. at Lake-Lehman (3-1) 7 p.m. Hanover Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Wyoming Area (1-3) 7 p.m. at Nanticoke (1-3) 7 p.m. at Meyers (2-2) 7 p.m. Hanover Area (1-3) at Mid Valley (2-2) W 12-7 Lackawanna Trail (3-1) L 54-40 at Lakeland (3-1) L 45-25 Wyoming Area (1-3) L 20-12 Northwest (4-0) 7 p.m. Meyers (2-2) 7 p.m. at GAR (0-4) 7 p.m. at Holy Redeemer (1-3) 7 p.m. at Lake-Lehman (3-1) 7 p.m. Nanticoke (1-3) 7 p.m. Hazleton Area (1-3) Scranton (2-2) L 45-29 at Coughlin (4-0) L 26-16 at Delaware Valley (1-3) L 28-7 Williamsport (1-3) W 30-7 Pittston Area (1-3) 7 p.m. at Crestwood (3-1) 7 p.m. at Dallas (0-4) 2 p.m. at Wyo. Valley West (3-1) 7 p.m. East Stroud. South (4-0) 7 p.m. Berwick (4-0) 7 p.m. Holy Redeemer (1-3) at Northwest (4-0) L 28-24 at Holy Cross (0-4) W 44-20 Old Forge (3-1) L 48-14 at Lake-Lehman (3-1) L 61-22 at GAR (0-4) 7 p.m. at Wyoming Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Nanticoke (1-3) 1 p.m. Hanover Area (1-3) 7 p.m. at Meyers (2-2) 7 p.m. Lake-Lehman (3-1) at Old Forge (3-1) L 13-7 at Montrose (0-4) W 60-0 at Wyoming Area (1-3) W 54-7 Holy Redeemer (1-3) W 61-22 at Meyers (2-2) 7 p.m.

Montrose (0-4) 7 p.m. Pittston Area (1-3) Fri., Aug. 30 Abington Heights (4-0) L 28-0 Fri., Sept. 6 Scranton (2-2) L 34-18 Fri., Sept. 13 at Crestwood (3-1) L 55-14 Fri., Sept. 20 at Tunkhannock (1-3) W 12-10 Friday at Hazleton Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4 Dallas (0-4) 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 11 Coughlin (4-0) 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 18 at Berwick (4-0) 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 25 Wyo. Valley West (3-1) 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 1 at Wyoming Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Tunkhannock (1-3) Fri., Aug. 30 Coughlin (4-0) L 18-13 Fri., Sept. 6 at West Scranton (3-1) L 35-0 Fri., Sept. 13 Montrose (0-4) W 41-0 Fri., Sept. 20 Pittston Area (1-3) L 12-10 Friday at Crestwood (3-1) 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4 Berwick (4-0) 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 11 Wyo. Valley West (3-1) 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 18 at Williamsport (1-3) 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 26 Dallas (0-4) 2 p.m. Fri., Nov. 1 at Carbondale (4-0) 7 p.m. Williamsport (1-3) Fri., Aug. 30 at Central Mountain (1-3) W 24-21 Fri., Sept. 6 Mifflin County (4-0) L 25-0 Fri., Sept. 13 Abington Heights (4-0) L 33-0 Fri., Sept. 20 at Hazleton Area (1-3) L 30-7 Saturday at Dallas (0-4) 1 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4 at Coughlin (4-0) 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 11 Berwick (4-0) 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 18 Tunkhannock (1-3) 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 25 at Crestwood (3-1) 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 1 Wyo. Valley West (3-1) 7 p.m. Wyoming Area (1-3) Sat., Aug. 31 at Scranton Prep (4-0) L 35-7 Fri., Sept. 6 Mid Valley (2-2) L 29-14 Fri., Sept. 13 Lake-Lehman (3-1) L 54-7 Fri., Sept. 20 at Hanover Area (1-3) W 20-12 Friday Nanticoke (1-3) 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4 Holy Redeemer (1-3) 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 12 at Meyers (2-2) 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 18 at GAR (0-4) 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 25 at Northwest (4-0) 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 1 Pittston Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Wyoming Valley West (3-1) Fri., Aug. 20 Dallas (0-4) W 40-0 Fri., Sept. 6 Delaware Valley (1-3) W 35-12 Fri., Sept. 13 at Scranton (2-2) W 28-14 Fri., Sept. 20 at Berwick (4-0) L 42-28 Friday Coughlin (4-0) 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4 Stroudsburg (3-1) 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 11 at Tunkhannock (1-3) 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 18 Hazleton Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 25 at Pittston Area (1-3) 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 1 at Williamsport (1-3) 7 p.m.

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DETROIT — Chris Kunitz had two goals and an assist to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Wednesday night in an exhibition game. Jussi Jokinen, Pascal Dupuis and Craig Adams also scored for Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin each had two assists, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 16 saves. Drew Miller scored for Detroit, and Petr Mrazek stopped 31 shots. Jokinen and Dupuis scored in the final 5 minutes of the first to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead. Adams made it 3-0 3:14 into the second period. Miller scored with 7:11 left in the middle period. Sabres 3, Blue Jackets 0 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Mikhail Grigorenko had a goal and an assist and Jhonas Enroth made 26 saves to lead Buffalo Sabres to a win over Columbus. Ville Leino opened the scoring with a goal at 4:58 of the second period when he beat Columbus goaltender

Mike McKenna. Buffalo made it 2-0 at 9:10 of the third when Grigorenko beat Columbus goalie Jeremy Smith over the right shoulder. Grigorenko assisted on Zemgus Girgensons’ emptynet goal in the final minute. Sabres defenseman Mike Weber had assists on all three goals. Columbus played without several stars. Marian Gaborik, Nathan Horton and Sergei Bobrovsky were among the players who did not make the trip to Buffalo. Capitals 4, Predators 1 WASHINGTON — Eric Fehr had two goals and Mikhail Grabovski had three assists and Washington earned a preseason victory Youth Winter & Winter Spring Academy over Nashville. Premier Youth Training for beginner and veteran girls & Alex Ovechkin and for girls 5 - 11 years old. Held boys 4 - 11 years old held at the Nicklas Backstrom each had at the Odyssey in Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes-Barre YMCA. a goal and an assist. Michal Neuvirth made 33 saves. Gabriel Bourque scored for Nashville. Grabovski, who was late to camp because of visa issues, Deadlines: U6 - U12: Nov. 1st Oct. 28th assisted on both goals in his Caps debut Monday, a 3-2 overtime loss at Boston.

players’ minds right now, they’re not letting on just yet. There was an initial rush of excitement on Tuesday morning when the good news swept through

the roster through social media and text messages. When the players all gathered together for a 2:45 p.m. meeting with the coaches, it was already time

to move on. “We met with Coach O’Brien, we talked about it” Lynch said. “And then it was just back to business as usual.”

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Aoki rf 5 0 3 2 0 0 .289 C.Gomez cf 1 1 1 1 0 0 .280 L.Schafer cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .214 Lucroy c 5 0 1 0 0 1 .280 Ar.Ramirez 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 Y.Betancourt 3b 3 1 2 0 0 0 .213 K.Davis lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .271 Bianchi ss 3 0 1 0 1 1 .238 Halton 1b 3 0 1 1 0 1 .255 Gennett 2b 4 2 2 0 0 2 .328 Lohse p 3 0 1 0 0 1 .145 Totals 36 4 12 4 1 8 Atlanta AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Simmons ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .247 J.Upton rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .261 F.Freeman 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .315 Uggla 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .181 Gattis lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .237 McCann c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .256 C.Johnson 3b-1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .325 El.Johnson 2b-3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .244 B.Upton cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .184 Maholm p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .135 Varvaro p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 S.Downs p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Loe p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Re.Johnson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 Totals 29 0 2 0 0 5 Milwaukee 100 100 101—4 12 0 Atlanta 000 000 000—0 2 0 a-popped out for Loe in the 9th. LOB_Milwaukee 8, Atlanta 2. 2B_Aoki (20). HR_C.Gomez (23), off Maholm. RBIs_Aoki 2 (36), C.Gomez (71), Halton (16). S_Lohse. SF_Halton. Runners left in scoring position_Milwaukee 4 (Lucroy, L.Schafer, Halton 2). RISP_Milwaukee 3 for 8; Atlanta 0 for 0. Runners moved up_K.Davis. GIDP_Halton. DP_Atlanta 1 (Simmons, Uggla, C.Johnson). Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lohse W, 11-10 9 2 0 0 0 5 89 3.35 Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Maholm L, 10-11 7 8 3 3 0 7 100 4.41 Varvaro 1 2 0 0 1 0 15 2.72 S.Downs 2-3 2 1 1 0 0 10 3.95 Loe 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 5 6.16 Inherited runners-scored_Loe 1-0. WP_Maholm. Umpires_Home, Paul Nauert; First, Doug Eddings; Second, Angel Hernandez; Third, Dana DeMuth. T_2:31. A_19,558 (49,586). Indians 7, White Sox 2 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. De Aza lf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .263 Le.Garcia 2b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .206 Al.Ramirez ss 4 1 2 0 0 0 .281 Gillaspie 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .249 A.Garcia rf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .293 Viciedo dh 4 0 1 1 0 3 .265 Jor.Danks cf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .240 Semien 3b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .278 Phegley c 4 0 0 0 0 2 .212 Totals 35 2 8 2 1 16 Cleveland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Brantley lf 5 1 3 1 0 0 .286 Swisher rf-1b 4 1 1 2 0 1 .247 Kipnis 2b 2 1 1 0 1 0 .278 C.Santana 1b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .267 2-M.Carson pr-rf 0 1 0 0 0 0 .700 Y.Gomes c 4 0 0 0 0 2 .289 As.Cabrera ss 4 1 2 2 0 0 .242 Giambi dh 2 0 1 0 1 0 .185 1-Bourn pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 b-Raburn ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 Chisenhall 3b 2 1 0 0 0 0 .225 a-Aviles ph-3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 Stubbs cf 3 1 0 1 0 0 .229 Totals 31 7 9 6 3 3 Chicago 010 001 000—2 8 2 Cleveland 020 021 20x—7 9 0 a-sacrificed for Chisenhall in the 6th. 1-ran for Giambi in the 6th. 2-ran for C.Santana in the 7th. E_Phegley (5), Semien (3). LOB_Chicago 7, Cleveland 6. 2B_Brantley (26). HR_A.Garcia (7), off Salazar; Swisher (21), off Axelrod. RBIs_A. Garcia (31), Viciedo (56), Brantley (71), Swisher 2 (61), As.Cabrera 2 (63), Stubbs (43). SB_Brantley (17), Kipnis (29), M.Carson (3). S_Aviles. SF_Stubbs. Runners left in scoring position_Chicago 2 (Le. Garcia, Semien); Cleveland 3 (Y.Gomes, Swisher, Brantley). RISP_Chicago 1 for 4; Cleveland 3 for 9. GIDP_C.Santana. DP_Chicago 1 (Gillaspie, Al.Ramirez). Chicago IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Axelrod L, 4-11 52-3 8 5 3 2 1 90 5.68 Leesman 2-3 0 2 1 1 1 17 7.71 Petricka 1 2-3 1 0 0 0 1 20 2.70 Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Salazar W, 2-3 51-3 6 2 2 1 8 89 3.12 Shaw H, 12 1 1 0 0 0 3 16 3.31 R.Hill H, 13 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 6 6.34 Allen H, 11 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 4 2.49 M.Albers 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 3.25 Masterson 1 1 0 0 0 2 17 3.50 Inherited runners-scored_Leesman 1-0, Petricka 2-2, Shaw 2-1. HBP_by Leesman (Kipnis). WP_Axelrod 2. Umpires_Home, Mike Everitt; First, Tim Welke; Second, Dan Bellino; Third, Bruce Dreckman. T_3:06. A_30,942 (42,241). Marlins 3, Phillies 2 Philadelphia AB R H BI BB SO Avg. C.Hernandez cf 5 0 1 1 0 0 .282 Rollins ss 5 0 0 0 0 1 .250 Utley 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .282 Ruiz c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .269 D.Brown lf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .274 Ruf rf 3 1 1 0 1 1 .258 Frandsen 1b 3 1 1 0 1 0 .231 Galvis 3b 4 0 3 1 0 0 .239 Hamels p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .179 a-Mayberry ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 b-Asche ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .247 C.Jimenez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --E.Martin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 e-Bernadina ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .182 Totals 36 2 10 2 2 6 Miami AB R H BI BB SO Avg. D.Solano 2b 4 0 1 0 1 2 .252 Lucas 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .257 Yelich lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .282 Stanton rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .249 Ruggiano cf 2 2 0 0 2 1 .225 Polanco 3b 4 1 3 0 0 0 .259 Hechavarria ss 4 0 1 3 0 0 .230 K.Hill c 3 0 0 0 1 1 .154 B.Hand p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 A.Ramos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Pierre ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 M.Dunn p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Dobbs ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .229 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 31 3 6 3 6 8 Philadelphia 000 000 200—2 10 1 Miami 020 000 01x—3 6 0 a-was announced for Hamels in the 7th. bstruck out for Mayberry in the 7th. c-grounded into a fielder’s choice for A.Ramos in the 7th. d-was intentionally walked for Qualls in the 8th. e-struck out for E.Martin in the 9th. E_Rollins (11). LOB_Philadelphia 9, Miami 10. 2B_Ruf (11), Lucas (14), Polanco (13). 3B_Hechavarria (8). RBIs_C.Hernandez (9), Galvis (19), Hechavarria 3 (42). Runners left in scoring position_Philadelphia 4 (Hamels, Rollins 2, Frandsen); Miami 7 (Stanton, D.Solano 3, Polanco, Hechavarria, Yelich). RISP_ Philadelphia 3 for 8; Miami 1 for 14. Runners moved up_Yelich. GIDP_Ruiz. DP_Miami 1 (Polanco, D.Solano, Lucas). Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hamels 6 5 2 2 2 6 103 3.60 C.Jimenez 1 0 0 0 2 0 23 2.20 E.Martin L, 2-5 1 1 1 1 2 2 26 6.32 Miami IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA B.Hand 6 1-3 7 2 2 1 3 86 3.05 A.Ramos BS, 4-42-3 1 0 0 0 1 10 3.20 M.Dunn 2-3 1 0 0 0 0 6 2.69 Qualls W, 5-2 1-3 0 0 0 1 0 7 2.66 Cishek S, 33-35 1 1 0 0 0 2 14 2.39 Inherited runners-scored_A.Ramos 2-1, Qualls 1-0. IBB_off E.Martin (Dobbs). Umpires_Home, Jordan Baker; First, CB Bucknor; Second, Dale Scott; Third, Todd Tichenor. T_2:54. A_19,180 (37,442). Orioles 9, Blue Jays 5 Toronto AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Reyes ss 5 1 2 1 1 0 .296 Kawasaki dh 5 0 4 0 0 0 .237 Lawrie 3b 3 1 0 0 1 1 .247 Lind 1b 4 0 1 0 1 2 .285 R.Davis rf 5 0 0 0 0 3 .260 Gose cf 5 1 1 1 0 2 .260 Thole c 5 2 4 1 0 0 .179 Goins 2b 5 0 2 0 0 2 .255 Pillar lf 5 0 1 1 0 1 .186 Totals 42 5 15 4 3 11 Baltimore AB R H BI BB SO Avg. McLouth lf 4 0 1 0 1 0 .260 Hardy ss 5 1 2 0 0 1 .263 Markakis rf 4 1 1 1 1 1 .269 C.Davis dh 4 0 1 1 0 2 .285 a-Valencia ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 Pearce 1b 3 1 2 1 1 0 .252 Pridie cf 4 0 1 1 0 0 .250 Clevenger c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .273 Schoop 2b 3 3 2 1 1 0 .667 Flaherty 3b 2 3 2 4 1 0 .218 Totals 34 9 13 9 5 5 Toronto 012 001 001—5 15 0 Baltimore 002 131 02x—9 13 2 E_Hardy (12), B.Norris (1). LOB_Toronto 14, Baltimore 7. 2B_Kawasaki (6), Thole (3), Pillar (4), McLouth (30), C.Davis (42). 3B_Gose (5). HR_Flaherty (9), off E.Rogers; Pearce (4), off E.Rogers; Schoop (1), off Drabek; Flaherty (10), off R.Romero. RBIs_Reyes (36), Gose (10), Thole (8), Pillar (11), Markakis (58), C.Davis (137), Pearce (10), Pridie (1), Schoop (1), Flaherty 4 (25). SB_Lawrie (8). Runners left in scoring position_Toronto 9 (R.Davis 3, Kawasaki, Lawrie, Pillar 3, Reyes); Baltimore 5 (Markakis 2, Schoop, Clevenger 2). RISP_Toronto 4 for 22; Baltimore 3 for 11. Runners moved up_McLouth 2, Hardy, Pridie. GIDP_Lind, Hardy, Valencia, Schoop. DP_Toronto 3 (Lawrie, Goins, Lind), (E.Rogers, Goins, Lind), (Lawrie, Lind); Baltimore 1 (Flaherty, Schoop, Pearce). Toronto IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA E.Rogers L, 5-9 41-3 8 6 6 1 2 76 4.77 Loup 2-3 1 0 0 1 0 13 2.49 Drabek 1-3 1 1 1 1 0 12 7.71 Jeffress 12-3 1 0 0 0 3 34 1.08 R.Romero 1 2 2 2 2 0 25 11.05 Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA B.Norris 4 7 3 3 2 5 96 4.18 McFarland W, 3-1 1 3 1 1 1 1 25 4.28 Stinson H, 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 2.81 Patton H, 8 2-3 1 0 0 0 1 10 3.70 Hammel S, 1-1 21-3 4 1 1 0 3 34 5.05 McFarland pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. Inherited runners-scored_Loup 2-2, Jeffress 1-0, Stinson 2-1, Hammel 1-0. IBB_off Loup (Pearce). HBP_by E.Rogers (Flaherty), by Stinson (Lawrie). Umpires_Home, Chris Guccione; First, Gerry Davis; Second, Tom Hallion; Third, Ron Kulpa. T_3:19. A_23,698 (45,971). Rays 8, Yankees 3 Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Zobrist ss 5 0 1 0 0 0 .271 W.Myers rf 5 2 1 0 0 1 .292 Loney 1b 4 2 3 1 1 1 .299 Longoria 3b 5 3 3 4 0 1 .266 DeJesus cf-lf 5 1 3 2 0 1 .289 D.Young dh 5 0 1 0 0 0 .244 Joyce lf 2 0 1 1 0 0 .241 a-De.Jennings ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .252 1-Fuld pr-cf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .194 J.Molina c 5 0 0 0 0 2 .238 Ke.Johnson 2b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .235 Totals 41 8 15 8 2 7 New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Nunez 3b 5 2 2 1 0 0 .260 A.Rodriguez dh 3 0 0 0 0 2 .244 b-I.Suzuki ph-dh 1 1 1 0 0 0 .262 Cano 2b 4 0 2 1 0 0 .315 A.Soriano lf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .256 V.Wells rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .237 Mar.Reynolds 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .219 c-Overbay ph-1b 0 0 0 1 1 0 .241 Granderson cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .234 Ryan ss 4 0 1 0 0 3 .201 C.Stewart c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .207 Totals 35 3 8 3 2 10 Tampa Bay 102 004 001—8 15 0 New York 101 000 010—3 8 2 a-singled for Joyce in the 7th. c-walked for Mar. Reynolds in the 8th. 1-ran for De.Jennings in the 7th. E_A.Soriano (1), Ryan (12). LOB_Tampa Bay 9, New York 7. 2B_W.Myers (20), Loney 2 (31), DeJesus (9), Nunez (15), Cano (40). HR_Longoria (30), off Huff; DeJesus (2), off Huff; Longoria (31), off Claiborne; Nunez (3), off Price. RBIs_Loney (74), Longoria 4 (82), DeJesus 2 (10), Joyce (47), Nunez (26), Cano (106), Overbay (59). SF_Joyce. Runners left in scoring position_Tampa Bay 5 (D.Young, W.Myers, Ke.Johnson, Longoria, J.Molina); New York 5 (V.Wells, C.Stewart 2, Granderson 2). RISP_Tampa Bay 5 for 16; New York 1 for 9. Runners moved up_Granderson. GIDP_J. Molina. DP_New York 1 (Cano, Ryan, Mar.Reynolds). Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Price W, 9-8 7 6 2 2 0 8 108 3.39 B.Gomes 2-3 2 1 1 1 1 20 6.38 Jo.Peralta H, 39 1-3 0 0 0 1 0 9 3.26 Al.Torres 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 1.43 New York IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA P.Hughes L, 4-14 2 7 3 3 1 2 51 5.19 Huff 3 2-3 5 4 4 1 2 57 6.06 Daley 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00 Cabral 1 1 0 0 0 1 12 2.45 D.Robertson 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 2.10 Claiborne 1 2 1 1 0 1 15 4.25 P.Hughes pitched to 4 batters in the 3rd. Inherited runners-scored_Jo.Peralta 3-1, Huff 3-1. WP_Huff. PB_C.Stewart. Umpires_Home, Mike Winters; First, Laz Diaz; Second, Mark Wegner; Third, Tim Timmons. T_3:22. A_37,260 (50,291).

Orioles beat Toronto,clinch winning season
The Associated Press

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP

MLB STANDINGS • STATS
East Division AMERICAN LEAGUE W 95 89 82 82 72 W 92 88 83 66 62 W 94 86 78 69 51 L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away 63 .601 — — 6-4 L-1 53-28 42-35 69 .563 6 — 8-2 W-6 51-30 38-39 76 .519 13 6 4-6 W-1 43-34 39-42 76 .519 13 6 3-7 L-3 46-34 36-42 86 .456 23 16 4-6 L-1 38-40 34-46 L 66 70 74 91 96 Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away .582 — — 7-3 W-1 51-30 41-36 .557 4 — 8-2 W-6 51-30 37-40 .529 8½ 4½ 6-4 L-1 44-37 39-37 .420 25½ 21½ 3-7 L-1 32-44 34-47 .392 30 26 4-6 L-2 36-41 26-55

BALTIMORE — Ryan Flaherty hit a pair of two-run homers, Jonathan Schoop had a solo shot in his big league debut and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-5 on Wednesday night to snap a six-game skid and clinch their second straight winning season. Steve Pearce also homered for Baltimore and Chris Davis doubled in a run to increase his RBI total to 137 — tied with Miguel Cabrera for the major league lead, pending Detroit’s late game in Minnesota. The Orioles were eliminated from playoff contention one night earlier, so manager Buck Showalter rested Adam Jones, Brian Roberts and Matt Wieters and moved Davis from first base to designated hitter. With a lineup that included Jason Pridie, Schoop and Steve Clevenger, the Orioles ended a streak of 21 straight games of scoring five runs or fewer. Schoop, a 21-year-old prospect, contributed two hits — including the homer in the sixth — and scored three runs.
Indians 7, White Sox 2

a much-needed quality start and Nick Swisher hit a tworun homer as the Indians tightened their grip one of the AL wild-card spots with their 14th straight win over Chicago in their home finale. Salazar (2-3) struck out eight in 5 1-3 innings for the Indians, who won their final six home games to stay with the wild-card leaders. They entered the night with a onegame lead over Texas in the wild-card chase. Cleveland is also one game behind Tampa Bay for the top spot with just four games left.
Rangers 7, Astros 3

x-Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Toronto Central Division z-Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago West Division x-Oakland Texas Los Angeles Seattle Houston

L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away 65 .591 — — 6-4 L-2 52-29 42-36 71 .548 7 1½ 5-5 W-2 41-35 45-36 80 .494 15½ 10 7-3 W-2 39-42 39-38 89 .437 24½ 19 3-7 W-1 34-43 35-46 107 .323 42½ 37 0-10 L-11 24-54 27-53 NATIONAL LEAGUE

CLEVELAND — Rookie DannySalazargaveCleveland

ARLINGTON, Texas — Leonys Martin hit a three-run double, Ian Kinsler homered and Texas kept pace in the AL wild-card chase, handing Houston its team-record 108th loss of the season. The Astros lost their 12th in a row. Texas completed a three-game sweep and finished 17-2 with 11 straight wins against their instate rival. The Rangers remained a game behind Cleveland for the AL’s second wild-card spot — Tampa Bay is a game ahead of the Indians. Texas has four games left in the regular season, with the series opener at home against the Los Angeles Angels on

Baltimore Orioles shortstop Jonathan Schoop, left, throws to first base for a double play after forcing out Toronto Blue Jays’ Brett Lawrie, right, on a ground ball hit by Adam Lind in the sixth inning Wednesday in Baltimore.

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East Division

x-Atlanta Washington New York Philadelphia Miami Central Division z-St. Louis z-Pittsburgh z-Cincinnati Milwaukee Chicago West Division

W 93 84 73 72 59 W 94 91 90 71 66

L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away 65 .589 — — 4-6 L-1 53-24 40-41 75 .528 9½ 6 5-5 L-3 47-34 37-41 85 .462 20 16½ 7-3 W-2 32-45 41-40 86 .456 21 17½ 3-7 L-1 43-38 29-48 100 .371 34½ 31 4-6 W-1 33-45 26-55 L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away 65 .591 — — 7-3 W-3 51-27 43-38 68 .572 3 — 4-6 L-1 50-31 41-37 69 .566 4 — 6-4 L-2 49-28 41-41 87 .449 22½ 18½ 6-4 W-1 37-44 34-43 93 .415 28 24 3-7 W-1 31-50 35-43 L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away 66 .580 — — 5-5 W-3 46-32 45-34 77 .510 11 9 6-4 W-1 44-34 36-43 84 .465 18 16 6-4 L-1 43-36 30-48 85 .459 19 17 6-4 L-1 38-39 34-46 86 .456 19½ 17½ 4-6 W-1 45-35 27-51

Thursday night. ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jered Weaver pitched seven innings of five-hit ball, Josh Hamilton drove in two runs, and Los Angeles did a bit more damage to Oakland’s home-field playoff hopes with a victory. Erick Aybar had three hits intheAngels’finalhomegame of their disappointing season. Los Angeles is unbeaten in its past 10 series while winning 23 of the past 32 games, including four of six over the two-time AL West champion A’s in the past two weeks.
Angels 3, Athletics 1

W x-Los Angeles 91 Arizona 80 San Diego 73 San Francisco 72 Colorado 72 z-clinched playoff berth x-clinched division

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP

Pirates see division title hopes dwindle
The Associated Press

AMERICAN LEAGUE Tuesday’s Games Cleveland 5, Chicago White Sox 4 Tampa Bay 7, N.Y. Yankees 0 Toronto 3, Baltimore 2, 10 innings Texas 3, Houston 2 Detroit 4, Minnesota 2 Colorado 8, Boston 3 L.A. Angels 3, Oakland 0 Seattle 4, Kansas City 0 Wednesday’s Games L.A. Angels 3, Oakland 1 Cleveland 7, Chicago White Sox 2 Tampa Bay 8, N.Y. Yankees 3 Baltimore 9, Toronto 5 Houston at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Boston at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Kansas City at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay (Cobb 10-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 9-5), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 12-9) at Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 10-8), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 9-10) at Texas (Garza 4-5), 8:05 p.m. Cleveland (McAllister 9-9) at Minnesota (A.Albers 2-4), 8:10 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 14-12) at Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 2-2), 8:10 p.m. Cubs 4, Pirates 2 Pittsburgh AB R H BI BB SO Avg. S.Marte lf 4 1 2 0 0 2 .283 N.Walker 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .252 McCutchen cf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .318 Morneau 1b 3 0 2 1 1 0 .271 G.Jones rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .233 P.Alvarez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .230 T.Sanchez c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .237 1-Pie pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 .167 Barmes ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .212 d-Tabata ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .279 Liriano p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .064 Mazzaro p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 b-Lambo ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .185 Morris p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 J.Gomez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 e-Byrd ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .284 Totals 34 2 6 2 2 7 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. St.Castro ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .243 Barney 2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 .211 Rizzo 1b 3 0 2 1 1 1 .232 Do.Murphy 3b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .259 Lake lf 3 1 0 0 1 1 .290 D.McDonald rf 4 1 3 3 0 0 .275 Sweeney cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .279 Boscan c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .200 Arrieta p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .133 a-Schierholtz ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 Grimm p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Strop p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Bogusevic ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .278 Gregg p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 33 4 9 4 2 10 Pittsburgh 001 000 001—2 6 1 Chicago 100 003 00x—4 9 2 a-grounded into a double play for Arrieta in the 6th. b-struck out for Mazzaro in the 7th. c-struck out for Strop in the 8th. d-tripled for Barmes in the 9th. e-struck out for J.Gomez in the 9th. 1-ran for T.Sanchez in the 9th. E_Morneau (1), St.Castro 2 (22). LOB_Pittsburgh 8, Chicago 8. 2B_Morneau (4), St.Castro (32), Barney (25), D.McDonald 2 (4). 3B_Tabata (5). HR_D.McDonald (1), off Liriano. RBIs_Morneau (3), Tabata (33), Rizzo (79), D.McDonald 3 (5). SB_S.Marte 3 (40), Rizzo (6), Do.Murphy (2). Runners left in scoring position_Pittsburgh 6 (Morneau, G.Jones 2, McCutchen, T.Sanchez, S.Marte); Chicago 6 (Arrieta, Lake 4, Bogusevic). RISP_Pittsburgh 1 for 13; Chicago 3 for 13. Runners moved up_G.Jones, Sweeney, Boscan. GIDP_Schierholtz. DP_Pittsburgh 1 (Barmes, N.Walker, Morneau); Chicago 1 (Do.Murphy). Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Liriano L, 16-8 5 8 4 4 1 8 104 3.02 Mazzaro 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 2.84 Morris 1 1 0 0 1 1 19 3.52 J.Gomez 1 0 0 0 0 1 14 3.16 Chicago IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Arrieta W, 4-2 6 4 1 1 2 1 84 3.66 Grimm H, 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 2.25 Strop H, 14 1 1 0 0 0 1 15 2.62 Gregg S, 33-38 1 1 1 0 0 3 22 3.48 Liriano pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. IBB_off Morris (Rizzo). HBP_by Mazzaro (Boscan), by Arrieta (S.Marte). WP_Morris. PB_T. Sanchez. Umpires_Home, Alfonso Marquez; First, Ted Barrett; Second, Mike DiMuro; Third, Scott Barry. T_3:05. A_26,171 (41,019). Angels 3, Athletics 1 Oakland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Crisp cf 3 1 1 0 0 0 .257 Sogard 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .267 Lowrie ss 3 0 0 1 0 0 .288 Moss lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .256 Cespedes dh 4 0 1 0 0 1 .241 Reddick rf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .225 Callaspo 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .257 Barton 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .265 Vogt c 3 0 1 0 0 0 .256 Totals 31 1 6 1 1 4 Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Shuck lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .290 Aybar ss 4 1 3 1 0 1 .269 Calhoun rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .272 J.Hamilton dh 4 0 2 2 0 1 .248 Trumbo 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .233 G.Green 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .255 Iannetta c 2 0 0 0 1 1 .225 An.Romine 3b 2 1 0 0 0 1 .253 Cowgill cf 2 0 1 0 0 0 .244

NATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesday’s Games Atlanta 3, Milwaukee 2 N.Y. Mets 4, Cincinnati 2 Philadelphia 2, Miami 1 Pittsburgh 8, Chicago Cubs 2 St. Louis 2, Washington 0 Colorado 8, Boston 3 Arizona 2, San Diego 1, 12 innings L.A. Dodgers 2, San Francisco 1 Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Mets 1, Cincinnati 0 St. Louis 4, Washington 1 Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 2 Milwaukee 4, Atlanta 0 Miami 3, Philadelphia 2 Boston at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games Arizona (Cahill 8-10) at San Diego (Erlin 3-3), 6:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Hellweg 1-4) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 12-10), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Cloyd 2-6) at Atlanta (Hale 0-0), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Volquez 9-12) at San Francisco (Lincecum 10-14), 10:15 p.m.

CHICAGO — The Pittsburgh Pirates’ hopes of catching up in the NL Central took a big hit Wednesday when Darnell McDonald launched a three-run homer, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 win. With three games remaining in the regular season for each team, the Pirates trail division-leading St. Louis by three games. The Pirates, who already have clinched a playoff spot, hold a one-game lead over Cincinnati for the first wildcard slot. Pittsburgh and the Reds finish up with a threegame set in Cincinnati this weekend. McDonald had three hits, including his homer in the sixth inning that put the Cubs ahead 4-1. Jake Arrieta (4-2) allowed one run and four hits for the Cubs. Kevin Gregg allowed an unearned run in the ninth for his 33rd save. Francisco Liriano (16-8) allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings. He struck out eight and walked one. The Cubs took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Darwin Barney hit a one-out double and scored on a single by Anthony Rizzo. The Pirates tied it in the third when Justin Morneau walked with the bases loaded to score Starling Marte. Arrieta avoided a bigger inning by getting the next batter, Garrett Jones, to ground out. The Pirates wasted other scoring chances. They had a runner on second with two outs in the fifth. Morneau hit a leadoff double in the sixth and advanced to third with out, but was stranded when Pedro Alvarez grounded out and Tony Sanchez struck out.
Cardinals 4, Nationals 1

Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum greets shortstop Starlin Castro after the Cubs’ 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in their last home baseball game of the season Wednesday.

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Matt Adams hit his eighth home run since replacing injured Allen Craig and doubled for the Cardinals, who led the Pirates by 2½ games with three games to go. The Reds lost 1-0 to the Mets on Wednesday and were eliminated from the divisional race. The Cardinals (94-65) are a season-high 29 games above .500 and have a day off before 14-game winner Lance Lynn faces the Cubs on Friday night to open the final series. Miller (15-9) was wild high early and walked two of the first three hitters to set up Bryce Harper’s RBI single. The Nationals had no other runners in scoring position against the 22-yearold Miller, who allowed a run in six-plus innings and beat them for the second time this season.
Mets 1, Reds 0

ting Joey Votto to fly out to center fielder Juan Lagares for the fourth time in four at bats. LaTroy Hawkins pitched the ninth for his 13th save. The shutout loss was Cincinnati’s 11th of the season, after only four last season.
Brewers 4, Braves 0

ST. LOUIS — Rookie Shelby Miller won his 15th game, and Yadier Molina had the go-ahead hit for the St. Louis Cardinals, who wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals and moved another step closer to the NL Central title with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday. Jordan Zimmermann (199) missed his only shot at 20 wins, allowing four runs in seven innings. The Nationals had five hits one day after breaking up rookie Michael Wacha’s bid for a no-hitter in the ninth inning.

CINCINNATI — Daisuke Matsuzaka scattered four hits in 7 2-3 shutout innings to win his third consecutive start, outdueling Cincinnati’s Mat Latos in the New York Mets’ victory over the Reds. Eric Young Jr. drove in the only run for the Mets, who won two of three in the series to further dampen Cincinnati’s hopes of hosting the National League wild-card playoff game on Tuesday. The Reds came into the game in third place in the Central Division and second in the wild-card standings, one game behind Pittsburgh. The Pirates and Reds end the regular season with a threegame series starting Friday in Cincinnati. Matsuzaka (3-3) allowed two walks and hit a batter. He struck out six and evened his record after three losses and a no-decision in his first four starts after joining the Mets in August. He left the game with a runner on second and two outs in the eighth. Pedro Feliciano came on to walk Shin-Soo Choo before get-

ATLANTA — Kyle Lohse pitched a two-hitter and the Milwaukee Brewers overcame Carlos Gomez’s ejection in the first inning to beat the Atlanta Braves. The NL East champion Braves were shut out for the second time in three nights and have been blanked 17 times, second-most in the league. After losing three of four, Atlanta has fallen three games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the NL’s best winning percentage. Lohse (11-10) struck out five and threw just 22 of 89 pitches for balls. In his first season with Milwaukee, Lohse was pitching for St. Louis when he had his last shutout, a 5-0 victory over Washington on April 21, 2011. Gomez, made it 1-0 in the first with his 23rd homer, but was ejected without touching home plate during a benches-clearing argument.
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shortstop Derek Jeter, third baseman Alex Rodriguez, first baseman Mark Teixeira and center fielder Curtis Granderson. Hobbled by the ankle he broke in last year’s AL championship series opener, Jeter didn’t make his season debut until right before the All-Star break and wound up playing just 17 games because of recurring leg injuries. Teixeira, who injured a hand while with the U.S. team at World Baseball Classic, played in just 15 games and needed season-ending surgery. Rodriguez, coming back from hip surgery, and Granderson, who broke a forearm and pinkie when hit by pitches, each played about one-third of the season. In all, the Yankees had a major league-leading 28 stints on the disabled list by 21 different players, according to STATS, and have missed 1,461 days — more than four years’ worth. New York’s home runs dropped from a team-record 245 last year to 143 this season — on pace to be the Yankees’ fewest in a nonstrike season since 1989. The departure of free agents Raul Ibanez, Nick Swisher, Russell Martin and Eric Chavez contributed to the power outage. NOTES: Somewhat appropriately on the day New York was eliminated, it was Charlie Brown bobblehead night. … The Yankees put LHP CC Sabathia on the 15-day DL retroactive to Saturday and activated DH Travis Hafner, who had been sidelined since late July with a rotator cuff strain. … In a home plate presentation by Jeter and Rivera, Pettitte was given a framed base from his final Yankee Stadium start Sunday, signed by the team.

MIAMI — Adeiny From page 1B Hechavarria drove in three runs, including a go-ahead reliever, Hughes went 0-7 run in the eighth inning, to with a 6.09 ERA in 13 starts help the Miami Marlins to a since beating Minnesota on July 2. He is eligible for free victory. Hechavarria hit a two-run agency after the World Series. Joba Chamberlain, also triple in the second before driving in the run that made eligible for free agency, didn’t even wait for mathematical it 3-2 on a fielder’s choice. Justin Ruggiano walked elimination to prepare for and Placido Polanco singled his departure. Before batting for his third hit in the eighth practice, he started putting off Ethan Martin (2-5) before his locker belongings into a Hechavarria hit a grounder large box. New York started the seato shortstop Jimmy Rollins, whose throw went wide of son 30-18 and was in first catcher Carlos Ruiz allowing place on the morning of May 26, but the solid start was Ruggiano to slide in safely. not enough to overcome injuries to four All-Star regulars:

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US new-home sales jump 7.9 %
Americans stepped up purchases of new homes in August after cutting back in July, suggesting that higher mortgage rates are not yet slowing the housing recovery. Sales of new homes increased 7.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 421,000, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. That comes after sales plunged 14.1 percent in July to a 390,000 annual rate. The rebound in sales could ease worries that higher mortgage rates have started to dampen sales. It coincided with the best month of sales for previously occupied homes in more than six years. And homebuilders remain more confident in the market than they’ve been in eight years. New-homes sales were 12.6 percent higher in August than a year ago, although the pace remains well below the 700,000 consistent with a healthy market.

Stamps maygo up 3 cents BlackBerry
ANDREW MIGA WASHINGTON — It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter. The postal Board of Governors said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents, citing the agency’s “precarious financial condition” and the uncertain prospects for postal overhaul legislation in Congress. “Of the options currently available to the Postal Service to align costs and revenues, increasing postage prices is a last resort that reflects extreme financial challenges,” board chairman Mickey Barnett wrote customers. The rate proposal must be approved by the independent Postal Regulatory Commission. If the commission accepts it, the increase would become effective Jan. 26. Under federal law the post office cannot raise its prices more than the rate of inflation unless it gets approval from the commission. In seeking the increase, Barnett cited “extraordinary and exceptional circumstances which have contributed to continued financial losses” by the agency. As part of the rate increase request, the cost for each additional ounce of first-class mail would increase a penny to 21 cents while the price of mailing a postcard would rise by a cent, to 34 cents. The cost to mail a letter to an international destination would jump 5 cents to $1.15. The Postal Service also said it would request price increases totaling 5.9 percent for bulk mail, periodicals and package service rates, according to a filing to be made with the commission today. Media and marketing businesses that rely on postal services say a big increase in rates could hurt them and lower postal volume and revenues. Rafe Morrissey, the Greeting Card Association’s vice president of postal affairs, said the rate increases were “no substitute for common-sense, structural reforms” and the group hoped they would be rejected. The post office expects to lose $6 billion this year and is seeking help from Congress to fix its finances. For some time I’ve been saying that BlackBerry was on course for disaster. Dwindling sales, a shrinking market share and an aura of old-fashionedness have all conspired against the oncepopular smartphone manufacturer. The latest news — looming buyouts, layoffs and cuts to its product line — all seem to indicate that Nick BlackBerry Delorenzo has failed in TECH TALK its attempt to innovate itself out of an untimely demise. It didn’t have to be this way. BlackBerry has a lot of intrinsic value — a still significant market-share, unique encryption technologies and a proprietary operating system — but the company violated a cardinal rule of the technology industry a few years ago. It stopped trying new things. During that time, BlackBerry did release new products, but they appeared to be bland, incremental improvements with little to distinguish them from previous models. Software development fell off as Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS platforms exploded in popularity and lured away programmers. By the time the company realized its mistake, the public’s perception of the brand had already taken a turn for the worst. Blackberry recently released a pair of new models — the Z10 and Q10 — and a new version of the BlackBerry operating system. The Z10 is a relatively slick device that’s similar to current generation Android devices, while the Q10 is similar to previous BlackBerry devices, featuring a full QWERTY keyboard and a smaller screen. The company had high hopes for the Z10 and was

has put itself on the ropes
depending on good sales to help bolster both its public image and its flagging financial reserves. Sadly, sales were tepid, and as a result, BlackBerry has announced that it’s cutting 4,500 jobs worldwide. This even though there are still a large (though dwindling) number of BlackBerry users and that some businesses mandate their use due to the security offered by their e-mail service. So, what should the company have done? One option, and I believe it to be a viable one, would have been to abandon the BlackBerry operating system in favor of a customized version of Android. This would have allowed it to reduce its operating costs — operating system development is relatively expensive — while expanding both the appeal and capability of its devices by making all of the apps and features available with the Android operating system available to its users. It’s likely the company could have produced an emulator that would have allowed these Androidbased devices to continue to run previously-written BlackBerry apps. Whatever the case, BlackBerry isn’t dead yet — it’s just in big trouble. While its demise is not quite a foregone conclusion, the company is up against two massive players that can basically afford to ignore them — Apple and Google — and a third in Microsoft that basically has unlimited money to burn in the mobile phone market. The lesson that can be taken from all of this: In the tech world, it’s not enough to be good, it’s not enough to be needed. You need to be dynamic and progressive, and BlackBerry let itself fall behind.
Nick DeLorenzo is Civitas Media’s director of new media technology. His Tech Talk column appears every Thursday.

Durable goods orders are up

$10 wage bill signed in Calif.

Companies placed slightly more orders in August for U.S. long-lasting manufactured goods, stepping up demand for cars, trucks and machinery. Even with the gain, business spending on factory goods may not be strong enough to accelerate economic growth in the July-September quarter. Orders for durable goods, items expected to last at least three years, increased 0.1 percent in August, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. That comes after orders plummeted 8.1 percent in July, which was largely because of a steep drop in volatile commercial aircraft orders.

Calling it a “matter of justice,” Gov. Jerry Brown put his signature on a bill that will hike California’s minimum wage to $10 an hour within three years, making it one of the highest rates in the nation. The legislation signed Wednesday at a ceremony in downtown Los Angeles will gradually raise the current minimum of $8 an hour to $9 on July 1, 2014, then to $10 on Jan. 1, 2016. The increase is the first to the state’s minimum wage in six years and comes amid a national debate over whether it’s fair to pay fast-food workers, retail clerks and others wages so low that they often have to work second or third jobs. The state Senate approved AB10 on a 26-11 vote Sept. 12, and the Assembly followed hours later on a 51-25 vote. Both chambers voted largely along party lines.

The 8.9-inch Amazon Kindle HDX tablet computer is shown at left next to the 7-inch Amazon Kindle HDX, at right, on the optional folding ‘Origami’ stand.

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hand scribbles. They can even take control of the device from afar. CEO Jeff Bezos introduced the feature to reporters Tuesday, saying it is “completely unique” and takes advantage of Amazon’s massive cloud computing and customer service infrastructure. It also builds on Amazon.com Inc.’s reputation for excellent customer service. “You shouldn’t have to be afraid of your device,” Bezos said. While the new Kindles are upgraded in several ways, Amazon also cut the price on what will be its entry-level 7-inch tablet, the Kindle Fire HD with 8 gigabytes of memory, to $139. The base HD model previously cost $199, but had 16 gigabytes of memory. The price

makes the tablet just $20 more than Amazon’s latest dedicated e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite. The Kindle Fire HD is sheathed in a new magnesium alloy body like the HDX models, but has the same screen resolution and processing power of the older model. However, it drops the front-facing camera and microphone found in last year’s HD. Globally, Amazon’s shipments in the April-June quarter were down 59 percent from a year earlier at 470,000, NPD said. That compared with 14.6 million for Apple’s iPad, down 17 percent from a year ago, and 10.8 million for Samsung’s Galaxy line, which is more than six times more than a year earlier. Amazon sells most of its Kindles around the Christmas holidays, Baker said.

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Justin Eddy, Brian Harris and Randy Knappman talk fantasy football over lunch Tuesday in Kingston.

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Fantasy is also a local reality — popular as ever
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Frank Baiocchi, from left, Murphy Monroe and Jonathan Hoenig gather during their fantasy football draft picks at the home of one of their friends, in Deerfield, Ill.

Across the land, fantasy football fuels lifelong friendships
leagues — in which participants draft “fantasy teams” and accumulate points based on how athletes fare in real competition — now are played by 13 percent of all Americans, according to a 2012 study. Evidence of fantasy-league popularity — which surpasses the number of people who play golf or watch the “American Idol” finals — is everywhere, from drink specials for leagues at sports bars to workplaces developing guidelines for allowing fantasy sports at the office. “It’s just one of those things that’s sort of like everyone has a fantasy team,” said Matthew Berry, ESPN’s senior fantasy analyst, whose book, “Fantasy Life,” was No. 5 on the New York Times best-seller list for two weeks after its publication in July. “And if you do, you’re not looked at weird,” he said. It was 1988 when the friends from New Trier heard about a game some people were playing called rotisserie football, which involved football statistics. One of the teens stuck a sheet of notebook paper into a football magazine, and each friend took turns picking players. Jerry Rice, Dan Marino and Neal Anderson were among those drafted during choir rehearsal. Shubart, known as the most organized of the group even at age 14, tallied each player’s scores by hand from statistics in the newspaper. “It was fun because we were play-

CHICAGO — So much has changed since they first passed around a football magazine in class to pick fantasy teams a quarter of a century ago. Marriages. Kids. Jobs. Thinning hair. But each year, as summer winds down and NFL previews begin landing in mailboxes and online, the seven friends from New Trier High School know it’s that magical season again. It’s the time of year when, no matter where they live or how much their lives have evolved, the guys will get back together and see that some things don’t change. Jeffrey Shubart will bring a ridiculous number of spreadsheets. Murphy “Murph” Monroe will complain how much he hates football. Frank Baiocchi will remind everyone, again and again, of the only year his fantasy team won the championship. “How about that 1995?” he asks, prompting barely an eye roll from buddies who have heard it so many times they don’t even bother to tell him to zip it. “It was a good year,” Baiocchi says with a grin. Across the country, friends like the group from New Trier are already deep into their annual tradition of fantasy football. Once considered a nerdy pastime for extreme fans, fantasy sports

Sixth-grade math teacher Lance Mangham helps a student save his fantasy-football selections at Durham Intermediate School in Grapevine, Texas.

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ing football in a way nobody else was,” recalled Dave Gordon, now 39 and still inexplicably referred to as “Dave Gordon” — both names — by his friends. When the guys headed off to separate colleges across the country, keeping up the pastime — known as fantasy football by that point — was never in question. Each player would make a long-distance call to Shubart’s dorm room at the University of Michigan to declare his starting lineup. Each week, Shubart would tally results and send them off with six postal stamps. They returned each summer

to Chicago’s North Shore, where they’d get together to play basketball, see movies or hang out at each other’s parents’ houses as always. And when autumn neared, they’d hold their annual draft at one of their parents’ kitchen tables. The average fantasy sports player in 2013 has played for 8.5 years, and 75 percent play with people they know, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. Though not rocket science, those simple stats — coupled with Internet technology that makes it all See FOOTBALL | 2C

WILKES-BARRE — For a diehard fantasy-football fanatic, it’s no longer a case of rooting for the home team but a matter of rooting for his or her own team, one created and pored over and rearranged perhaps countless times. Millions of fantasy-team owners engage in growing numbers every year in this battle tied to the National Football League, and the name of the game is usually besting and beating your closest friends. In this world, nobody really cares which NFL team wins or loses anymore. Instead, it’s all about who scores. For years, groups of all sorts have gathered in garages, hotel rooms, bars, patios, basements, living rooms and cabins to hold the drafts at which they choose — with varied reasoning — the players who will make up their fantasy teams. With any luck, an armchair coach’s selections will rack up enough collective points to catapult him or her to victory and perhaps a big pot. In Northeastern Pennsylvania, the time-consuming, friendship-cementing pastime has taken hold every bit as much as it has across the rest of the footballwatching land. Justin Eddy, Brian Harris and Randy Knappman are three friends who participate in multiple fantasy leagues. Knappman, a 31-year-old jeweler, is in 11 leagues. He has been playing fantasy football for 14 years. How can he keep track of 11 teams, more than 100 players and still have a real life? “I just root for everybody,” he said. “I probably have whoever scores on one of my teams.” Eddy, 32 of Pringle, works in the electronic security business, and Harris, his best friend, is a 34-year-old businessman from Newport Township. Harris once bragged he was ranked 87th in the world by some fantasy-football website. His friends just scoff at the boast, noting they are ahead of him in one of their leagues. And that’s what it’s about — winning and points, points, points. You can never get enough points, diehards say. “We had a guy in our league who was losing, and he didn’t care about his team,” Harris said. “He wouldn’t make any changes, so we kicked him out.” But they remained friends. Eddy takes it to a different level. A devout Denver Broncos fan, he struggles with picking up players on teams playing the Broncos. “I can’t root for a guy to score because it would hurt the Broncos’ chances of winning,” he said. “I don’t want anybody playing against the Broncos to do well.” Websites do the work to compile the statistics. In the years before website development, league leaders would have to rely on newspapers to accurately report the statistics from each game. That took a lot of time and effort, and mistakes could be costly. Even while getting interviewed about their little addiction, Eddy, Harris and Knappman conSee LOCAL | 2C

KINGSTON —In 1983, if you had nized the NFFL, and the fun began. Eric Dickerson, Ron Springs and Some memorable NFFL team Kenny Anderson on your fantasy- names include the Touchtones, football team, you won the title. Floppy Discs, Crown Royal, Jim Grinavich did, and he won Trees and Lockhorns. And the first league championship the NFFL has a collection in the fledgling Neighborhood of team owners as diversiFranchise Football League. fied as it gets — insurance For 31 years, the NFFL has agents, corrections counbeen in existence, making it, selors, journalists, retirees, perhaps, the oldest fantasy security experts and busifootball league in the region. Bill ness people. They have been Grinavich was a student at together for more than three Texas Christian University, O’Boyle decades in pursuit of the which was the reason his Commentary title of fantasy guru. team was called the Horny Outside of the NFFL and Toads. Grinavich and two of its 12 franchise holders, his neighborhood buddies from nobody else really cares who wins or Second Avenue in Kingston, Chuck loses. It only matters that you win. Peterman and Tom Swartwood, orgaSince it began 31 years ago, the

Fantasy football has stood the test of time in this area
league is as simple as it gets — 6 points for a touchdown scored, 3 points for a touchdown thrown, 3 points for a field goal, 1 point for an extra point and 2 points for a safety. You have 7 roster spots — a quarterback, 2 running backs, 3 receivers and a kicker. Add up the points they score, and if you have more than the team you’re playing, you win. In 1983, Al Gore had not yet invented the Internet, so compiling scores was a challenge. Newspaper accounts were sometimes incomplete until USA Today burst onto the scene and provided NFL box scores on all games. But league leaders still had to add them up. It was tedious, to say the least. And keeping track of your team was even more difficult. Trying to determine the extent of injuries was left to the release of the weekly NFL injury report. But sometimes players were ruled out after the NFFL’s Thursday-night change deadline. Too bad; either you got lucky or you played with less than seven players on the field. As fantasy football has evolved — yardage leagues, points per reception, defenses, multiple roster spots, tight end as a separate position and more — the NFFL has remained constant. Perhaps this is why it has lasted with basically the same franchise holders. A few have passed away, but the core of the league remains. And there have been memorable moments. Take the time one team

owner drafted a punter who happened to have the same last name as the team’s placekicker. Too bad he chose the punter and was stuck with him for a week. When’s the last time a punter scored? And then there was the year my team was in the championship hunt. Nick Laiuvara, may he rest in peace, and I owned the Hit Men, and Eddie Murray was our kicker. During a mid-season game, the Detroit Lions were winning and had advanced the ball to within the 5 yard line with time running out. They could have had Murray kick a field goal to ice the gamer, but nooooo, they ran the clock out. See FANTASY | 2C

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From page 1C easier — may be enough to explain fantasy football’s growth, said Berry, who began playing fantasy sports when he was 14 years old. “What it says about the American public? I don’t think it says anything particularly insightful,” Berry said by phone during a break from a 14-city book tour. “The appeal is it’s fun. And guess what? Americans like to do fun things.” Simple at heart In 2007, ESPN hired Berry to be its senior fantasy sports analyst. His daily “Fantasy Focus” podcasts are now a morning ritual for fantasy players everywhere, and as of this week he had more than half a million Twitter followers. Berry’s Twitter bio hints at the simplicity behind fantasy’s popularity: “I’m just as surprised as you that it’s a real job.” But for the guys from New Trier, there was something else, too. In January 1992, a few weeks after completing their fourth fantasy football season, one of the original league members was killed in a gas explosion in Chicago. Stephen Hoenig, a budding actor who had known most of the guys since elementary school, died while being photographed at a studio on Chicago’s Near Northwest Side. The photographer and makeup artist also were killed in the blast, which touched off fires and explosions that damaged 18 other buildings in the neighborhood. Each of the friends came home for Hoenig’s funeral. And the following August, Hoenig’s younger brother — who had always been in the background, looking up to the older guys — took over his fantasy team without question. “It was like that’s exactly what he would’ve wanted,” said Jonathan Hoenig, now 37. “It gave me a lot of strength to know that the tradition and something we all loved would continue.” And continue it did. The guys kept their fantasy league going as each graduated from college, met his wife and had children and they advanced in their careers — a filmmaker, a college admissions director, two attorneys, a hedge-fund manager and two who work at arts foundations. In 1995, with the friends living across the country, they restructured their league to make annual drafts quicker and easier to keep up. With what is known as a dynasty league, fantasy players keep the same athletes year after year and draft only rookies to replace retirees. Oh the places they go The New Trier friends have held their annual draft in Atlantic City, while in canoes in Wisconsin, at Shubart’s office in New York and on the weekends of three of their weddings. On the few occasions when one league member couldn’t be there in person, he’d be there by phone or via Skype, as was the case this year with Jason Chaet. When Heather Chaet went on her first date with Jason, he mentioned the fantasy-football tradition right away. “He basically put it on the line, ‘This is my crew, this is what we do every year,’ ” she recalled with a laugh. And while the seriousness of the ritual might have been lost on their wives at first, they now look forward to reunions as much as the guys. Draft weekend each year has become the time to meet the new babies, tour new homes and catch up with old friends. Joanna Shubart and Samantha Gordon giggle when they see their husbands huddle in a corner whispering about a secret draft trade. During one recent draft weekend, Heather Chaet surprised the group with T-shirts that read “Future owner of (their fathers’ fantasy team name)” for each of the players’ children. There are now 13 future owners. The New Trier friends play only for bragging rights. They don’t even have a league name. The friends tried to vote on one once, back in 1998, but couldn’t agree. So the top of the Internet site that tracks their results online is labeled “The Officially Untitled League.” But for the next several months, you can bet each of the friends will be on that site once a day, if not more, to share football articles, vacation rental home ads for the next draft weekend and, of course, talk trash. “Who at the age of 40 makes a new best friend? That’s what I’d like to know,” Monroe said. “These are my best friends forever — for better or worse.”

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Joseph Charles Leininger and Jason James Leininger Jr., sons of Jason and Denise Leininger, Birdsboro, are celebrating their seventh birthdays today, Sept. 26. Joseph and Jason are the grandsons of Joseph and Betty Knorr, Ashley; Charles Leininger, Birdsboro; and Pamela Leininger, Ephrata. They have two brothers, Jax, 5, and Jett, 7 months.

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Isabella E. Peznowski, daughter of Jeffrey Peznowski, Nuangola, and Tracy Peznowski, Mountain Top, celebrated her sixth birthday Sept. 7. Isabella is a granddaughter of Jerry Peznowski and the late Marti Peznowski, Mountain Top, and Maggie Graham and the late William Graham, Ocala, Fla. She has a brother, Noah David, 12.

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BISHOP O’REILLY/CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1974 is hosting its 40th anniversary reunion from 6-10 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2014, at Apple Tree Terrace, Newberry Estates, Dallas. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres served throughout the night and an open bar and music. Cost of the event is $65 per person. For more information email Jim Reino at jreino@ugies. com. COUGHLIN HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1963 will celebrate its 50th anniversary reunion beginning with an icebreaker at 6 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Breaker Brewing Company,

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Dear Abby: I’m three months pregnant. Before I got pregnant, my husband and I enjoyed having wine with dinner or a margarita when we were out on the town. We didn’t drink to excess, but have enjoyed alcohol in moderation. Obviously, I can’t drink anymore, but my husband carries on like nothing has changed. I’m becoming resentful every time we go out to eat. I asked him once if he’d quit drinking until our baby arrives. He looked shocked and said, “Why? I’m not pregnant.” I guess I feel left out because he’s having fun. I want him to suffer with me. Any advice? — Resentful in Tennessee

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Dear Resentful: Yes. If you feel you are missing out on “fun” if you can’t drink, you have a potential alcohol problem. Tell your husband that when he drinks in front of you, it makes you crave alcohol, and ask again that he respect your feelings. Dear Abby: I’m a 28-year-old man who was born disabled. I have not had a date in years. I’d like to date and have a girlfriend, but when women look at me, all they see is my wheelchair. I’m a good person, well-mannered, respectful, caring and compassionate.

Any advice you can offer would be appreciated. — Lonely in Illinois Dear Lonely: I’m glad you wrote because it’s important that you not allow yourself to be isolated. Get out and participate in activities you enjoy that include like-minded people. While you may have been born disabled, I’m sure you have abilities and talents that would be welcomed if you choose to volunteer them. If you haven’t already, search the various online dating sites for both disabled and nondisabled individuals or contact a disability advocacy organization for guidance or to help you get access. Seek advice within the disabled community from individuals who have experience with dating.

They can also help you navigate any physical barriers that might prevent you from dating, if that’s an issue. There’s a saying, “Seek and ye shall find,” and it applies in your situation. I wish you the best of luck. Dear Abby: My husband’s much older sister has no problem calling to ask for money, but never calls just to say hello or to see how he’s doing. This has been going on for almost 10 years. She’ll tell us she or her sons need it for bills or school expenses. He has talked to her about it, but nothing has changed. We both work hard, while she refuses to ask the children’s father for a cent. Should we continue to give her money because it may affect our nephews if we don’t? — Aunt in the South

Dear Aunt: That you have tolerated this for 10 years tells me you and your husband are kindhearted and responsible people, and I respect that. However, fathers have a legal responsibility to support their children, and your sister-in-law should make sure it happens whether that involves hiring an attorney to help or applying for funds from the state to see her boys are taken care of. If you must give her money, give her enough for a consultation with an attorney.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’re happier when you feel you have too much to do than when you feel you don’t have enough to do. For you, it’s a joy to be busy as long as you’re doing something meaningful. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You see a shortcut, but you won’t compromise your morals for anything, not even to achieve one of your most important goals. Goals achieved through amoral means do not provide satisfaction. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It is sometimes not worthwhile to fix things or fight for things. Fixing will only work for a short time. Fighting will only strengthen your opposition. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Hungry people behave differently from satisfied people. Do what you can to feed your various needs and wants, and you will avoid the pitfalls that ensnare those who hungrily take the bait. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s not that you need life to be constantly exciting, but you do your best to entertain yourself and others through some of the duller bits. This tendency of yours will charm someone new today. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The cure for low self-esteem is not to come up with a more reasonable estimation of what you can do. Rather, it’s to stop thinking you always have to “do.” You’re worthy just because you are. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Opinions aren’t facts. It’s easier to see this when the opinions in question are someone else’s. Examining your own thoughts is trickier, but you’ll do it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your sense of humor will be highlighted. What makes you funny is that you’re so in love with the truth, and you have a way of stating it that makes people laugh instead of take offense. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Agreements that yield mutual satisfaction will be repeated, while unfair arrangements won’t work for very long. That’s why it’s important to make sure that everyone shares in the profits. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Because you care so deeply for someone, you will knock yourself out in an effort to make this person happy. Today this won’t be easy, but not caring would be harder for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Relationships have their ups and downs, and this is definitely a high point. Spending time with the one you love makes your heart feel so light that it’s as though your whole being is gravity-resistant. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Learning that happens slowly will stick with you. Take large endeavors in small chunks, and don’t stress over them. After a small amount of effort, put your tools down. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 26). A better structure to your finances will improve your lot in November and December. By February, you’ll have enough for a substantial investment. In 2014, you’ll break out of a stale routine to pursue a wild and exciting undertaking. Virgo and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 1, 22, 27 and 41.

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Country living at its finest, yet close to everything. Custom built with Master BR on 1st floor, full finished walk out basement. 4/5 bedrooms offer plenty of space. Open floor plan that is great for entertaining that flows out into the huge deck overlooking an in-ground pool with fireplace & Tiki bar. Plenty of room for play on 1.5 acres. 3 car garage - A Must See! MLS# 13-2854 $450,000 Call Terry Eckert 760-6007

Newberry Estate The Greens 4,000 sq. ft. condo with view of ponds & golf course. Three bedrooms on 2 floors. 5 1/2 baths, 2 car garage & more. New Price $399,000. MLS# 12-1480

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6 SEVEN IRON DRIVE PRICE REDUCED! Convenient location for your Great price on this Mountain business in high traffic area. Top home on Blue Ridge Golf Course. 4 bedrooms, 4 bath MLS 13 645 layout with a beautiful finished $169,900 walk-out basement. ReJennifer Atherholt modeled kitchen with all appli903-5107 ances included. Screened porch, deck and patio all look out to a large back yard. This is a great opportunity to acquire a home in this location. 718-4959 Call Paul 760-8143 to schedule a showing. Open house on DALLAS Sun. October 6 from 1:00 to 3:00. Directions: On Alberdeen Road turn into Blue Ridge Trail GC. Through stop sign then right on 6 Seven Iron Drive. #13-2917 $399,000 PAUL PUKATCH $115,000 Well maintained 3BR ranch in nice neighborhood. Large 9 x 21 sun room. Roof, Windows, Heating/AC System and hot water Heater all new in the last 5 years. Handicap accessible with OSP for 2+ cars. Book an appointment today, this desirable Dallas School District property won't last long. Call Christine (570)332-8832

New Price!!! $58,900 Commercial or Residential Great opportunity to live and work in the same building, or keep current tenant and use the storefront for your business. Former storefront features open concept w/original wood floors. Spacious residence features 3 bedrooms, back porch and yard. Call Christine for a showing! (570)332-88832

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REDUCED $89,900 43 Richmont Ave. Near Riverside Park. Motivated seller, make reasonable offer. 3 bedroom, 2 bath Cape Cod, central air, hardwood floor, above ground pool , fenced yard. www.atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 13-789 Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716

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226 Church St. Large 2 story with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Extra large room sizes, stained glass and natural woodwork. Not flooded in 2011. MLS #13-190. For more information and photos visit atlasrealtyinc.com. Call Charlie

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570-474-6307 MOUNTAINTOP Lovely 2-Story Home in Nice Residential Neighborhood! Features Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Adjacent Family Room, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths with Gas Heat & Central Air + 2-Car Attached Garage. MLS 20 52633 Price: $210,000 Call Patsy @ 570-204-0983 VIEWMONT ACRES All this 2.8+ acre lot needs is your vision for your dream home. Located in a quiet country setting, this partially cleared lot has a great view of the mountains. Septic is already on site and ready for building. MLS #13-1705 Only $65,000 Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883 DALLAS Beautifully decorated, open floor plan, excellent location, this home features gorgeous Amish wood floors, tile floors in kitchen & baths, huge family room built for entertaining, inviting deck & yard. MLS #13-3665 $299,000 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

20 Westminster Drive Attractive brick ranch in good location, close to schools and shopping. 9 rooms, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, 3 season porch overlooking large level rear yard. Hardwood and wall to wall carpeting. Gas heat. Two car garage. New roof. MLS#13-3473 REDUCED PRICE! $169,000 Call Sandra Gorman 570-696-5408

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Mountain Blvd. Multi-Use Complex – 8,000+ sq.ft. building consists of restaurant, offices and apartment. 359 ft. front with 3+ acres. Priced to sell! $395,000 Call Dave Hourigan 570-715-7750

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1156 Wyoming Ave. $57,500 Large 4 bedroom home with detached garage. Home has tall ceilings, 1 1/2 baths, nice yard, roof apx 10 years old. MLS #13-865 www.atlasrealtyinc.com
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13 Thomas Street Handicap accessible. 2 bedroom rancher with vinyl siding. Modern kitchen and walk-in shower. Central air conditioning. One car garage. 3 season porch. Nice fenced rear yard. MLS # 13-2428. $85,000 Ask for Bob Kopec

Humford Realty, Inc. 570-822-5126. FORTY FORT

291 Vanessa Drive Custom built Colonial 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 car garage. View of the Wyo.V alley. Located on a dead-end street, just minutes from the Wyo. Valley Country Club, Hanover Industrial Park & public transportation. Sun room with woo& 2nd floors, 1st floor laundry room, family room with wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors on 1st & 2nd floors, 1st floor. lower level recreation room with bar, lots of closets, storage, coal/wood stove, office/5th bedroom & bath. MLS #12-4610 $269,900 Louise Laine 283-9100 x 20

Liberty Hills An absolutely wonderful, must see, home with many desirable features. Lower level remodeled in 2009 is A-1 grade including family room with fantastic gas fireplace, wet bar, 3/4 bath & additional 4th bedroom. Home also includes new on demand tank less water heater, security system & in ground lawn sprinkler. Owners have enjoyed this home for many years, now it's your turn. Come & take a look! MLS# 13-2335 $259,900 Call Jim Banos Call or text 570-991-1883 For appointment

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$139,900 129 S. Dawes Ave. Three bedroom, 2 bath cape cod with central air, new windows, doors, carpets and tile floor. Full concrete basement with 9' ceilings. Walking distance to Wilkes Barre. Electric and Oil heat. MLS #123283. For more information and photos visit: www.atlasrealtyinc.com. Call Tom 570-262-7716

Bodle Road 2 story older home with upgraded kitchen & bath, Large living room, formal dining room, lower level family room. Hot water heat, garage & carport. 1.1 acre lot. MLS #13-2320 $150,000

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A 1.17 acre serene setting & a large picnic grove with stream makes this move in ready 3 BR bi level a must see property! Thereʼs an eat in kitchen with breakfast bar, a formal DR with sliders to a private deck, ample LR with picture window, Master BR suite, 25ʼ LL Rec Room with ¾ bath, oversized 2 car garage with large paved drive. MLS 13 3516 $259,000 Call Pat today @ 570-287-1196

St. Marys Road Amazing offering! 1,700 sq.ft. 3 bedroom/2 bath ranch in excellent condition. Beautiful kitchen. Huge deck. Detached 30x64 heated garage with bath & office offers boundless possibilities for collector, hobby or possible small business use. 2 acre setting. $279,000.00 Call Dave Hourigan 570-715-7750

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80 James St. This stately 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath Kingston home has the WOW factor! Meticulously well cared for with old world touches throughout. Like a stained glass window, built ins and tiled fireplace in living room. Kitchen is modern eat in with washer/dryer closet for convenience. Large front porch, rear deck and detached garage. MLS 13-1761 $268,500 Jay A. Crossin Extension #23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 LAFLIN MOUNTAIN TOP

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REDUCED 10K! 56 Oak Street A Lovely Single family house with hardwood floors, throughout. 3 season side porch, large closets in all 3 bedrooms. Walk-up attic for additional storage space, and so much more. Check it out! MLS# 13-3149. $135,000 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 FORTY FORT

283-9100 HANOVER TOWNSHIP

Town & Country Real Estate 570-474-2340 HUNLOCK CREEK

75 Filbert Street. Wonderfully maintained 3 bedroom Cape Cod with a modern eat-in kitchen. First floor bedroom and bath. First floor family room. Large master bedroom (15x16) with lots of closet space. Aluminum siding. Replacement windows. Fenced rear yard. Gas heat. Corner lot. MLS # 13-3247. $115,000 Ask for Bob Kopec Humford Realty, Inc. 570-822-5126. FORTY FORT

503 HIGH STREET Nice bungalow ranch style home contains 3 bedrooms, rooms in lower level. New bath, upgraded appliances, new parquet flooring and carpeting, new windows. Close to grade school and high school. Property close to all amenities. MLS#13-697 $67,500 Louise Laine 283-9100 x20

Turn Key and come to this beautiful quiet area with a stream that runs between the properties. Great yard for sitting on the deck & watching nature all for a great price. This place has been remodel and updated. A great place to live. Do not let this house pass you by. This is by appointment only. 24 Hour notice. MLS# 13 2668 $79,500 Please call Pat Doty 394-6901

283 REYNOLDS ST. Spacious four bedroom home with plenty of charm. Hardwood floors, leaded windows, accent fireplace and built-in bookshelves. First floor laundry/power room, three-season porch and a 16x32 inground pool. Move-in condition with newer roof, siding and windows, ductless air, all appliances and alarm system. #13-3406 $185,900 Carole Poggi 283-9100 x19

KINGSTON

283-9100 Roomy, bright & cheery describes this 3 story home with traditional charm. 5 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 stairways , wood fireplace, solid wood doors, 3rd fl. would make a great in-law suite. One Year Home Warranty Included! MLS 13-3669 $229,000 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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52 Ransom Street Recently renovated and updated this double block is currently 100% occupied. Little exterior maintenance or yardwork for landlord. Current rents $700 and $750 per month plus utilities. Corner lot. Off street parking for each tenant. Granite kitchens, hardwood floors, Living Room, Dining Room, 3 Bedrooms and bath in each unit. MLS# 13-809. $114,900 Call Kevin Smith 696-5420

696-2468
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New Price $119,900 111 Laflin Road Nice 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Split Level home with hardwood floors, NEW furnace, 1 car garage, large yard and covered patio in very convenient location. Great curb appeal and plenty of off street parking. Rt. 315 to light @ Laflin Rd. Turn west onto Laflin Rd. Home is on left. For more info and photos visit: www.atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 13-3229 Keri Best 570-885-5082

Immaculate 3/4 bedroom bilevel on half acre lot offers privacy & outdoor beauty. Convenient U shaped kitchen opens to dining area. Hardwood floors in much of house. Family room in lower level has tile floor & brick mantle ready for wood burner. Office can be 4th bedroom. Perennials comprise extensive outdoor landscaping, along with a 10x17 deck, 15x16 patio & 20x12 Studio/office. Home Warranty. MLS#13 2914 $189,000 Call Linda Gavio 474-2231, ext 19

Well cared for 2 story on quiet street. Eat in kitchen, dining room, living room along with sun room comprise the first floor. 2 generous bedrooms w/ closets and full bath on 2nd floor. Walk up attic provides easy storage. Hardwood floors and beautiful wood. 2 additional buildings on lot offer many possibilities and Storage! 1 year Home Warranty to buyer. MLS 13 2817 $116,900 Linda Gavio 474-2231, ext 19 TOWN & COUNTRY

PROPERTIES 474-2340 NANTICOKE MOUNTAINTOP

$269,900 Meticulously maintained 4 bedroom, 2 story, vinyl sided, 5 year old home situated on a generous lot. Large, modern kitchen, 3 baths, 1st floor family room, 2 car garage, deck and soooo much more! MLS#11-2429 Call Florence Keplinger @ 715-7737 CENTURY 21

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Looking for that country living while your still close to town? Only 25 minutes from town. Come live in this cozy 2 story Cape Cod nestled in a country setting on a .99 acre lot. Very well maintained, move in condition, with lots of closet space, a 11' x 21' deck and a Florida room with a knotty pine ceiling. Don't worry about losing power, home comes w/a portable generator w/its own transfer box. MLS 13 3364 $149,000 Call Michael Nocera 696-5412

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$239,900 24 Fordham Road Great Split Level in Oakwood Park, Laflin. 13 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. 2 car garage and large corner lot. Lots of space for the large or growing family. www. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 13-452 Call Charlie

St. Marys Road Amazing offering! 1,700 sq.ft. 3 bedroom/2 bath ranch in excellent condition. Beautiful kitchen. Huge deck. Detached 30x64 heated garage with bath & office offers boundless possibilities for collector, hobby or possible small business use. 2 car setting. $279,000.00 Call Dave Hourigan 570-715-7750

393 E. Noble St. Check out this 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with 1 car detached garage. This home features a Jacuzzi tub, newer roof, furnace, hot water heater, replacement windows, fenced yard and large covered deck. MLS 13-613 $77,900 Call John Polifka 570-704-6846

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21 Oak Street Immaculate, 3 bedroom. 1 1/2 bath single. Gas heat, pool, fenced yard. Move in Condition Offered at $109,900 Call Jim for details TOWNE & COUNTRY REAL ESTATE CO. 570-735-8931 70 W Enterprise SELLER OFFERING $3,000 CLOSING ASSIST & 1 YEAR HOME WARRANTY Large 5 bdrm, 2-1/2 bath move-in condition home. Newly renovated 3rd floor has separate heat, small kitchen & can greatly enhance home as bonus area or rental income. Zoning is R-2. MLS# 13-2241 $59,900 Call Dana Distasio 474-9801 HANOVER TWP

696-1195
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Green Acres 213 Joseph Drive Meticulously maintained 3 bedroom rancher with 2 modern baths. Modern kitchen. Sunken living room. Formal dining room. First floor family room. Central air conditioning. Oversized carport. Patio. Loaded with upgrades and extras. Quiet street. MLS #12-4661. $225,000. Ask for Bob Kopec Humford Realty, Inc. 822-5126 SWOYERSVILLE

LEHMAN TWP OPEN HOUSE Sun., Sept 22nd , 1-3 PM. Beautifully maintained 4 BR, 2 BA stream front home on cul-de-sac end of Oak Drive, oak kitchen cabinets, tile counter-tops. Four zone heating & central AC, large formal sunken living room with step up to dining room, oak hardwood floors, tile in baths, sunroom overlooking stream. Enormous backyard framed by babbling brook. Suspension bridge overlooks stream with access to naturally wooded playground. 42oakdrive.2seeit.com 570-510-5452
WARRIOR RUN 2 story, 2 bedroom with fenced in yard, all appliances included. REDUCED TO $43,000. Call Ed Appnel. 570-817-2500

Premier property in the city of Nanticoke. Corner Lot--E. Noble and College. Very large, well kept home. Nice yard. Detached garage. Large rooms with mother-in-law suite...separate utilities. MLS#13-614 $154,900 Call Charles Boyek 430-8487

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Newer construction offers open concept between ultra-modern kitchen, eat-in area w/sliders & FR; light & bright throughout! Formal LR & office or den. 2nd flr lends to MBR w/WIC & MBA, 3 additional BRs & 2nd flr bath. Rear deck, huge fenced yard, gas FWA & central A/C, 2 car garage. Convenient to shopping, bus stop, walking path, restaurants. MLS# 13-3541 $260,000 Call Lynda Rowinski 262-1196

46 Old Mill Road Stunning English Tudor in a desirable neighborhood. Modern kitchen with cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, island with Jenn air & tile floor. Separate glass surrounded breakfast room. Family room with gas fireplace & hardwood floors. Formal dining room with bay window. French doors throughout. Master bedroom suite with master bath, walkin closet & separate sitting room. Lower level rec-room and office. Two car garage. Pittston Area School District. MLS#13-1076 Price Reduced $285,000 Call Sandra Gorman 570-696-5408

378 Kossack Street. 2 bedroom rancher with aluminum siding. Modern kitchen and bath. 11x17 master bedroom. Central air conditioning. Full basement. 75x110 lot. Oversized carport. Never flooded in 1972! MLS#13-3957. Needs some sprucing up, but a steal at $85,000! Ask for Bob Kopec Humford Realty, Inc. 822-5126
NANTICOKE 38 E. Union Street Nice single, 3 bedrooms, gas heat, large yard. Central location. REDUCED TO $49,500 TOWNE & COUNTRY REAL ESTATE Call 570-735-8932 or 570-542-5708

Don't miss out on this 2 story country home situated on 2.15 acres w/above ground pool that has 2 decks attached & flower beds all around the grounds. Mod. kitchen and open floor plan. 24 hour notice required. Owner occupied. MLS#13-3343 $184,900 Call Brenda Pugh 570-760-7999

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NEW LISTING Don't like yard work? Then consider this home. Large living room area w/ductless wall a/c unit. Gas heat. MLS #13-3775 $34,900 Dana Distasio 570-715-9333

HALF-DOUBLE Bank Owned, great investment or first home buyer property. Price reduced to sell. $32,900. MLS#12-4494 Call John Piszak 570-313-8586 Gilroy Real Estate 570-288-1444 PITTSTON $49,900 65 Girard Ave Neat and clean. Move right into this freshly painted 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home with new flooring in the kitchen and bathroom. MLS 13 3555 Call Keri Best (570)885-5082 www.atlasrealtyinc.com Directions: Rt 11 South Main Street Plymouth; right onto Girard Ave; home is on the left.

PITTSTON

2103 Hillside Road Recently renovated two story on large lot features modern kitchen with granite counters, Living room and Dining room with hardwood floors, large treated deck overlooking level yard. 3 Bedrooms, one on first floor. Master Bedroom upstairs with full master bath. Oversized Detached 2 car garage. Gas heat. Well water and public sewers. Great opportunity. MLS#13-27 $157,500 Call Kevin Smith 696-5420

Delightful 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath Cape Cod in charming neighborhood is yours for only $115,000. Offers oversized living room, modern kitchen with breakfast room, and 1st floor den/office. Don't miss this one! MLS #13-2722 Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883

570-696-3801 WEST PITTSTON

696-1195 49 Vine Street $79.900 This cozy and quaint home awaits you! Quiet neighborhood, yet walking distance to the revitalized downtown. Adjacent property (fixer-upper) also available. Can be purchased together. MLS #13-3293 www.atlasrealtyinc.com Call Jullio Caprari SUGAR NOTCH

178 West Woodhaven Drive Relax on deck watching sun rise over Woodheaven Lake - Home has 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, living room with fireplace, dining room with split system wall A/C. And spiral stair to 4th bedroom or office & walk-in huge attic, family room great stone fireplace leads to patio, pool room/game room features split system in wall AC, Oversize garage, with workshop, matching shed, double lot 1/2 acre, Two paved driveways one on each side of home. Basketball court (26x40) paved with Lights and adjustable basket, shared Dock, and small helicopter pad presently covered by double swing facing lake. Appointment only. MLS#13-3189 $314,000 Call Vieve Zaroda 570-715-7742.

$174,900 105 Plymouth Ave. This lovely Bi-level home features 3 bedrooms, 1 and 1/2 bathrooms, in ground pool with pool bar and deck, central air. Hardwood floors, gas fireplace, finished lower level, fenced in yard and 2 year garage with ONE YEAR HOME WARRANTY. (directions: Old RIver Road to Dagobert, at 2nd stop sign turn R onto Plymouth Ave. Home is on left in 2nd block) www.atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 13-2144 Keri Best 570-885-5082

WILKES-BARRE

PLYMOUTH 40 Exeter Avenue A grand stone wraparound porch with swing surrounds this century house loaded with charm and character. Marble entry foyer, 1st floor office with tile floor, grand staircse, formal living room,& sitting & dining rooms with hardwood floors. eat in kitchen, master bedroom with walk in closet & screened porch. walk up attic, off street parking in rear........this outstanding home is in move in condition and is priced right @ $149,900. Call Pat today @ 570-474-6307
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47 Vine St. Calling all investors and handy-people! Endless potential. Great neighborhood. Adjacent property also available. Call Julio Caprari MLS#13-3287 570-592-3966 $24,900

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308 Stephanie Drive Attractive Brick Front Ranch with 3 Bedrooms, gas heat, Sunroom (heated), attached garage, large yard, 8x10 shed. Hardwood floors under rugs. Great location. Most windows on main floor are Newer Triple Pane & double pane in basement. Basement can easily be finished (some areas already sheet rocked & electric installed) Well-Maintained. $115,000. MLS#12-1911 call Nancy Palumbo 570-714-9240 direct

127 Hemlock Street Amazing, well maintained. Hardwood throughout. Pocket doors. Deep lot extends to street in back. Newer roof and siding. MLS# 12-3049. $59,000 Call Vieve Zaroda 570-715-7742

276 High Street Very Affordable property lovingly cared for and ready for you to move in! Heat-a-lator fireplace provides cozy winters and you can enjoy the patio in the summer. Newer kitchen, replacement windows, new 200 amp electric and low taxes. MLS#13-3212 $38,500 Call Connie EILEEN R. MELONE REAL ESTATE 570-821-7022 WILKES-BARRE

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$84.900 57 Dewitt St. Cute Cape Cod with 3 bedrooms, vinyl replacement windows, Pergo flooring and walk up attic. Put this one on your list. www.atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 13-1038 CALL CHARLIE

REDUCED $99,900 25 Swallow St. Grand 2 story home with Victorial features, large eat in kitchen with laundry, 3/4 bath on first floor, 2nd bath with claw foot tub, lots of closet space. Move in ready, off street parking in rear. MLS 12-3926 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

37 Flick Street Nice 2 possibly 3 bedroom home with a large driveway and garage. This home has a newer kitchen and a full bath with laundry area on the 1st floor. There is a nice yard and deck for your outside enjoyment. There is a newer furnace and roof. This unit is tenant occupied for you investors out there. Come and check it out. MLS# 13-2103 $33,900 John Polifka 570-704-6846 FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY 570-542-2141

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Two story home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths & modern eatin kitchen. Double lot with fenced in yard with flowers & off street parking for 3-5 cars. Gas heat. Near bus stops, churches & schools. Small 12 X 16 house in rear with 2 picnic tables for entertaining. $69,900 Call RUTH K. SMITH 570-696-5411

PITTSTON PRICE REDUCED! Large home with many possibilities. 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath and laundry room on first floor. MLS #13-2814 New Price $45,000 Christine Pieczynski 696-6569

PITTSTON TWP. VACANT LAND Lot #6 Ledge Court List Price $40,000 Build your new home in Pocono Ridge Estates. Private well & sand mound required, lot size 136' x 215'. www.atlasrealty.com Call Brian Harashinski 570-237-0689

221 Kossack St. Beautifully kept 2 story in a very nice neighborhood. This home features 3 bedrooms, 1 3/4 baths w/Jacuzzi tub and a modern kitchen with ceramic tile & under cabinet heating vents. Many recent upgrades throughout!! An over sized, fully heated & insulated 2 car garage, on a LARGE 50 x 188 lot. Take a look today. MLS#13-3088 $141,500 Debbie McGuire 852-3220

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PRICE REDUCED! Mt. Zion Road. Single family two story - a place for kids! Four bedrooms & bath upstairs. 1st floor has formal dining room, living room, family room & laundry room. Master bedroom & bath added to the 1st floor. Good sized kitchen. 2,126 sq. ft. total on 1 acre. Wyoming Area School District. $115,000 Call Ruth K. Smith 570-696-5411

35 Hillard St $71,900 Well cared for 3 bedroom home with walk up attic, nice fenced in yard, rear deck, front porch, hardwood floors, eat in kitchen, first floor laundry, move right in. Oil heat but gas is available in house. MLS #13-2823. www.atlasrealtyinc.com. Call Colleen 570-237-0415.

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80 Rear Parsonage Street Move right into this 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home with Pergo floors. New plumbing, new wiring & new replacement windows. directions: Main St, Pittston to parsonage St; left on Miller St; right on Rear Parsonage St.; home is on the right. For more info and photos visit: www.atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 13-3689 $47,900 Keri Best

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$69,900 319 N. Washington Street. Large 3 story home with 3 bedrooms of each of the 2nd and 3rd floors. Hardwood floors in living room and dining room, gas heat, first floor laundry. 1 3/4 baths, large eat in kitchen, central vac, alarm system, low taxes. MLS#13-2348 CALL COLLEEN 570-237-0415

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90 River Street $54,500 This traditional 2-story property features a large fenced in yard, private driveway, replacement windows, large laundry room and an eat-in kitchen. MLS#13-3269 Carmen Winters 570-650-8673

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76 Rear Parsonage Street Nice 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home with large yard. Directions: Main St, Pittston to Parsonage St.; left on Miller St; right on Rear parsonage Street; home is on right. MLS 13-3690 $37,900 www.atlasrealtyinc.com Keri Best 570-885-5082

433 FAIRVIEW ST PRICE REDUCED! Seller says “make me a good offer and youʼll be moving in before the holidays”! Motivated seller-relocating. This is a great home in a nice neighborhood, well out of the flood zone. Watch the fall colors unfold as you look over the valley from the front porch. Modern kitchen with vaulted ceiling, modern bath, LR, DR and 2 generous BRs. Many updates including new roof, windows, front door, lighting, w-to-w carpeting, interior/exterior painting, security system, etc. OSP and large level yard with mature trees and flowering bushes. For more details and to view the photos online, go to: www.prudentialrealestate. com and enter PRU5B4G9 in the Homes Search. MLS #13-2080 $77,000 Mary Ellen and Walter Belchick 696-6566

378 Kossack Street 2 bedroom rancher with aluminum siding. Modern kitchen and bath. 11x17 master bedroom. Central air conditioning. Full basement. 75x110 lot. Over sized carport. Never flooded in 1972! MLS#13-3957. Needs some sprucing up, but a steal at $85,000! Ask for Bob Kopec

$69,900 384 Tripp St. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 story with large kitchen, dining room and living room. Private rear yard, nice neighborhood gas heat. www.atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 13-2179 Call Charlie

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Land (Acreage) EXETER TOWNSHIP VACANT LAND Build your dream home on this lot of almost 1 acre in a small quiet development on Bodle Road. $29,900. MLS#13-3803 Call John Piszak 570-313-8586 Gilroy Real Estate 570-288-1444 LAFLIN $32,900 Lot#9 Pinewood Dr Build your new home in a great neighborhood. Convenient location near highways, airport, casino and shopping 156 x 110 x 150 x 45 DIRECTIONS Rt 315 to laflin Rd; make left off Laflin Rd onto Pinewood Dr. Lot is on corner of Pinewood Dr. and Hickorywood Dr. MLS 13-23 atlasrealtyinc.com Call Keri Best 570-885-5082 Lots

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PRICE REDUCED! $99,900 Spacious brick ranch home boasts 3 large bedrooms, 1.5 baths. New car- pet in bedrooms & living room. New flooring in kitchen. Large deck with above ground pool. Recently installed new roof, furnace & water heater. MLS# 13-1887 Christine Pieczynski 696-6569

NORTH RIVER ST. Modern 1 or 2 bedroom home. Located close to Luzerne County Courthouse and King ʼ s College. Great rental property potential New carpeting throughout. 2nd floor bath with laundry area. Freshly painted. Walk-out to backyard. Call to set-up an appointment! MLS #13- 2849 $39,900 Craig Yarrish 696-6554

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PRICE REDUCED! 1705 W. 8TH ST. This charming home in the Dallas Sch. Dist. is waiting for new owners to settle in and celebrate the upcoming holidays with family and friends. Relax on the deck and watch the leaves change color around your large country lot. Plan for great times next summer in your 40x20 heated inground pool. This well maintained 2-story has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 modern baths, a modern kitchen with breakfast nook, formal DR, large LR and an added FR with vaulted ceiling and fireplace. 2-car detached garage. Details and photos at: www.pruentialrealestate.com. Enter PRU7W7A3 in the SEARCH field. MLS#13-2539 $219,900 Walter or Mary Ellen Belchick 696-6566

Completely redone 3 bedroom Cape Cod in lovely neighborhood. Beautiful woodwork throughout. Central air, new windows,new carpet with hardwood floors underneath, new electrical, new hot water heater, the list goes on! Nothing to do but move in and enjoy. $135,000 Call Christine (570) 332-8832

Two bedroom bi-level with very private rear yard, new vinyl windows, split system a/c unit. Enjoy the serenity of this home while being conveniently located in a desirable neighborhood. Search for this listing with additional photos on www.atlasrealtyinc.com. MLS #13-3771.
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EAGLE ROCK RESORT/ NEAR CHOCTAW LAKE 99 Chestnut Drive Wooded level buildable lot in Four Seasons resort. All amenities are transferred with deed. Amenities include, golf, equestrian, etc. Within walking distance of Choctow Lake. An amazing quick sale price of $11,500. MLS#13-1426. Call Vieve Zaroda 570-715-7742.

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YATESVILLE Land (Acreage) NO CLOSING COSTS NO TIME FRAME TO BUILD DALLAS SCHOOL DISTRICT 10% DOWN FINANCING LOTS OF ELBOW ROOM FOR PRIVACY 2 ACRES with view $29,900 7 ACRES with view $79,900 Call 570-245-6288 DALLAS TOWNSHIP 63 acres with about 5,000 ʼ road front on 2 roads. All wooded. $385,000. Call

HANOVER TWP Slope St. Nice building lot with utilities available. Ideal home site. Affordable at $10,900 TOWNE & COUNTRY REAL ESTATE CO. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708 PLAINS TWP. (Behind VA Hospital) Iroquois Ave. 80-150 Cleared Lot, Ready to Build. Asking 24,900. Assessed at $26,000 570-472-7243

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Cozy two story, move right in. Gas Heat, central air, 3 bedroom, 1 bath. MLS # 13-1510 www.atlasrealtyinc.com Call Tom 570-262-7716

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400-402 Andover Street $99,900 Move in condition two family home with 2 car garage, 4 parking pads, new roof, new double pane windows. MLS #13-3666. www.atlasrealtyinc.com Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716

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7 Paiges Dr. $169,900 Custom 3 bedroom townhome with all the bells and whistles. LR, Dr, kitchen with all appliances, 2 1/2 baths, OSP, garage and driveway. MLS #13-3646. www.atlasrealtyinc.com Call Phil Semenza 570-313-1229

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Charming 1,000+ sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 1/1/2 bath with separate driveway on a quiet street. Lower level was finished for former business - has separate entrance, 1/2 bath & electric baseboard heat (not included in total sq. ft). MLS #13-1592 $49,000 Dana Distasio 570-715-9333

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Room for your business & 2 incomes from the apartments upstairs. first floor commercial space is updated beautifully with 4-5 offices, kitchenette & lower level conference room. Plenty of parking. MLS #13-3565 $135.900 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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DORRANCE TWP. Well located 58.84 acre parcel with 36.62 acres zoned commercial. Great views. Ideal for recreational type business. Additional land available. $339,000 Call Dave Hourigan 570-715-7750

Central water, Prime Location. 100 Feet of Lake Front! Great view! MLS# 11-1269 $159,900 Call Dale Williams Five Mountains Realty 570-256-3343 WYOMING/EXETER BUILDING LOTS FOR SALE $35,000 - $39,900 Build your new home here. 2 new developments, prices range from $35,000 to $39,900. Public water sewer & gas available. NOT in flood zone. Lot sizes range from 50x100 to 80x105. www.atlasrealtyinc.com
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NUANGOLA Raeder Ave. Private 90 x 200 wooded lot. Recently surveyed. Dir: Naungola Rd., right on Lake Ave., left on Raeder Ave. Lot is 50 ft past last house on left & at end of paved road. You'll see sign 50 ft in woods on left .Call to walk land or for additional info. MLS 13-3194 $29,500 Call Vieve Zaroda 570-715-7742.

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$129,900 617 Willowcrest Dr. End unit. 2 bedroom townhome with master bath on 2nd floor. Needs a little TLC. MLS 13-569 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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Ford Rebate 1,000 Barber Discount 1,570 Ford Competitive Lease Rebate 1,000 College/Military Rebate 500

0
$ $

Financing for 60 months

MSRP Ford Rebate
3

$

35,085 1,000

A/C, PW, PL, Sync Voice Activated, Advancetrac, Heated Leather, Moonroof #3744

30,155
10 Fusions at Similar Savings!

Barber Discount 1,930 Ford Competitive Lease Rebate 1,000 Ford Credit Retail Bonus Cash College/Military Rebate 500 500

Sale ends 09/30/13. (1) (2) (3) (4) All vehicles plus tax, tags, license and dealer doc fees with approved credit. College Student Rebate applies to a full-time college student, recent college or current graduate school student. Military Rebate applies to active military personnel. (2) (4) $2,500 Down (cash or trade). (3) (4) To qualify for Ford Lease Renewal, customer must be returning a Ford Lease. Ford Credit Retail Bonus Cash requires financing with Ford Credit. (6) Must finance through Ford Credit. 0% Financing for 60 months with approved credit in lieu of rebates. (3) (4) (8) (9) Ford Competitive Lease Rebate customer is required to trade-in or terminate their lease of a 95 or newer non-Ford vehicle for added lease and retail incentives when purchasing a new Ford vehicle.

Route 309 • Hazleton
570-454-2414
Mon-Thurs 9-8, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-4
2011

962 Wyoming Ave. Exeter • 570-602-0226
Mon-Thurs 8:30-8: Fri 8:30-5, Sat 9-4:30

PRE-OWNED SUPER CENTER
2012 NISSAN VERSA
TT
FWD, Auto, A/C, PW, PL #P3354A

Factory-backed warranty • Free vehicle history report 172-point inspection by factory-trained technicians

2013 HYUNDAI SONATA
$ $

2009 CADILLAC SRX
$ $

$ $

13,490
NOW! NOW!

NOW! NOW!

16,980 17,680
NOW! NOW! NOW! NOW!

NOW! NOW!

TT

Auto, FWD, PW, PL, Tilt, Cruise, A/C #3703A

19,280 19,280
NOW! NOW!

NOW! NOW!

TT

3.6L V6, PW, PL, Tilt, A/C, Leather #7606A

2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT GLS HATCHBACK
$ $

2011 KIA SORENTO LX
$ $
TT
3.5L V6, PW, PL, Cruise, Tilt, A/C, 4WD #P3307B

2012 NISSAN XTERRA
$ $

13,980 13,990
NOW! NOW!

TT

Auto, A/C, PW, PL, Tilt #P3366A

21,480 21,480
NOW! NOW!

TT

4WD, PW, PL, Tilt, A/C, Cruise #P3376B

2009 DODGE JOURNEY SXT
$ $
TT
Auto, A/C, 3.5L V6, PW, PL, Cruise, Tilt #P3722A

2013 FORD MUSTANG COUPE
$ $

2010 FORD F-150 SUPERCAB STX
$ $

18,480

TT

3.7L V6, PW, PL, Cruise, Tilt, A/C #P3327A

24,480 24,480

TT

4.6L V8, PW, PL, Tilt, A/C, 4WD #P3386B

Sale Ends September 30, 2013. (T) All vehicles plus tax, tags, doc and registration fees. Trades accepted at cash value.

Route 309 • Hazleton • 570-454-2414
Mon-Thurs 9-8, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-4

962 Wyoming Ave • Exeter • 570-602-0226
Mon-Thurs 8:30-8, Fri 8:30-5, Sat 9-4:30

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Apartments /Townhouses EDWARDSVILLE 2 story, 2 bedroom. Hardwood floors, full basement, freshly painted, stove & refrigerator included. No yard, no pets, non smoker preferred. Tenant pays all utilities. $560/mo+ security. 570-825-6259 EDWARDSVILLE 2 bedroom double with recently updated kitchen & bath. Fenced in yard and off street parking. $675/month. Call Crystal Banfield 570-715-7741 Apartments /Townhouses NEWLY REMODELED. 1st floor efficiency. 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen, bath & laundry. New carpet & tile floors. Stove, refrigerator, washer & dryer included. Non smoking. No pets. 1 year lease. $550 month + security & references. Tenant pays electric & gas. 570-313-9955
WEST END ROAD One bedroom. Heat, water, garbage sewer & appliances included. Off street parking. No pets, non smoking, not Section 8 approved. References, security, 1st & last. $550/month. 570-852-0252

TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com
Apartments /Townhouses KINGSTON 3rd floor. 1 bedroom. $600/month, everything included. NO smoking. Very unique! 570-814-3859 Apartments /Townhouses Apartments /Townhouses 3 bdrm., 2nd floor, Eat in kitchen. Washer/dryer hook up. Storage area. Small yard & rear deck. $850/month + security. Heat & sewer included. Call 570-650-7265 Immaculate 1 bedroom, large kitchen, enclosed patio, washer/dryer hookup. Brand new carpeting. Off street parking. Yard. $500/mo water & garbage included. 1 block to park. 570-362-0581 Clean ground level 1 bedroom. Stove, fridge, sewer & water included. Freshly painted, new rugs, security & references. No smoking. No pets. $465/mo. 570-693-1468 PLAINS Modern 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 2nd floor apartment. Kitchen with appliances. New carpet. Conveniently located. No smoking - no pets. $600 PER MONTH. Call Rae 570-899-1209 LEWITH & FREEMAN 288-9371 PLYMOUTH Apartments /Townhouses

92'X120' Valley View Drive Last Available lot on Developed Street High and Dry, Sewer hook-up. $45,000. 570-287-1322 YATESVILLE $49,900 Prime lots read for the right builder. Apx 100x150 priced to sell. www.atlasrealyinc.com Call Phil Semenza 570-313-1229.

PRINGLE LOT FOR SALE

HANOVER TWP

LUZERNE COUNTY RENTALS
Available Now! 2 bed and 3 bed $550, $650, $675 and $850. Call 570-901-1020

PITTSTON

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

Deluxe, quiet, airy 3 bedroom, 2nd floor, 1.5 baths & office. All appliances, washer/dryer in unit. Wall-towall, C/A, garage, attic, no pets/no smoking, lease. 570-287-1733
Nice, clean furnished room, starting at $340. Efficiency at $450 month furnished with all utilities included. Off street parking. 570-718-0331

KINGSTON

PITTSTON

KINGSTON HOUSE

570-474-6307
Apartments /Townhouses ASHLEY 1st floor, 2 bedroom apartment, freshly painted, wall to wall carpeting, appliances, washer/dryer hook-up, large yard, front and side porches, off-street parking. Sewer and garbage included. Utilities by tenant. No Pets. $450. Security and 1st months rent. 570-474-5505 EDWARDSVILLE Spacious, luxurious, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths 2nd floor, off street parking. Freshly painted, brand new, high energy efficient windows & stove. Washer/dryer hook up & dishwasher. $650/month + utilities, 1 year lease, security, references & credit check. No pets, non smoking. Not approved for Section 8. Call Rudy at 570-288-6889 1st floor 1 bedroom $500 month plus utilities. Security & lease. No pets. 570-779-1684 485 River St. 2 bedrooms, 2nd floor, 1 bath, off street parking $550 mo plus utilities. No pets. 570-881-0582 Newly renovated 2 bedroom, large living room with hardwood floors, off street parking, washer / dryer hookup. Sun porch. No pets. $700/month + security & references. 570-760-2362 FORTY FORT 39 Tripp St SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM apartment with family room, dining room, sunroom & rear porch. Modern kitchen & bath room. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer, indoor storage, garage & off street parking.$575/month + heat, electric & water. No pets, No smoking. 570-417-2275 or 570-954-1746. Available Oct. 1st. October is 1/2 price. Very nice 2nd floor apt in good neighborhood. 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen & tile bath. High ceilings & hardwood floors. 1 year lease. $750 month + security & references. Tenant pays electric & gas. No smoking. No Pets. 570-313-9955
KEN POLLOCK APARTMENTS 41 Depot Street Low and Moderate Income Elderly Rentals Include: * Electric Range & Refrigerator * Off Street Parking * Community Room * Coin Operated Laundry * Elevator * Video Surveilance Applications Accepted by Appointment 570-736-6965 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. TDD Only, 1-800-654-5984 Voice Only, 1-800-654-5988 Handicap Accessible Equal Housing Opportunity

HANOVER TWP. 3029 S. Main st.
2nd floor very large 3 bedrooms, wall to wall carpeting central air, eat in kitchen with appliances. Off street parking. Washer & dryer hookup. Heat & cooking gas included. Tenant pays electric & water. $695 plus security. No Pets. 570-814-1356

KINGSTON 69 Price St. Nice and cozy 3rd floor. 1 bedroom living room and kitchen. lots of closets, and 2 enclosed porches. Includes heat, hot water, stove, fridge and off street parking. no pets, non smoker. $495/mo security deposit. 1 year lease. CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 KINGSTON

MINERS MILLS 1 & 1/2 bedrooms, completely redone, washer/dryer hook up, heat & water included. Quiet neighborhood with yard and screened in back porch. No pets. $575/month + security. 1 year lease. 570-430-0175 1 bedroom apartments with media rooms, recently renovated, New carpeting & appliances From $550 & up. 570-854-8785 IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE 2ND FLOOR UNIT! 1 bedroom apartments for elderly, disabled. Rents based on 30% of ADJ gross income. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. TTY711 or 570-474-5010 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.

Beautiful 2 bedroom apt downtown Wilkes-Barre in historic brown stone across from Wilkes University in historic district. Walk to all downtown Restaurants, Bars, Move Theaters, etc. 12 ' ceilings, hardwood floors, large rooms, lots of closet space, new kitchen, washer/dryer in apt. Parking for 2 cars, 1 in covered garage & 1 in open lot behind. Heat & water included. Must See! $1,100 per month FIRM. 570-287-5991

WILKES-BARRE

PLAINS

WILKES-BARRE

Mayflower Crossing Apartments
570.822.3968

MOUNTAIN TOP

1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
- Light & bright open floor plans - All major appliances included - Pets welcome* - Close to everything - 24 hour emergency maintenance - Short term leases available
Call TODAY For AVAILABILITY!! www.mayflowercrossing.com Certain Restrictions Apply*

MOUNTAIN TOP

3 rooms, wall to wall carpeting, appliances, coin-op washer/dryer, off street parking, $420+ security. No pets. 570-655-1606 BACK MOUNTAIN Two 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments with all appliances, $650 & $795/month + security & utilities. Credit check. 570- 696-5417

AVOCA

FORTY FORT

1 & 2 bedroom, Lake Front Apartments. Lake rights, offstreet parking. No Pets. Lease, Security and References. 570-639-5920 Nice 2nd floor. 5 rooms. Enclosed knotty pine porch. Ceiling fans, new windows, kitchen, gas stove. Off street parking. Sec., ref. No Pets/No Smoking. $425+ utilities. 570-655-1907

HARVEYS LAKE

SDK GREEN ACRES HOMES
11 Holiday Drive “A Place To Call Home” Spacious 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. Gas heat included FREE 24 hr. on-site Gym Community Room Swimming Pool Maintenance FREE Controlled Access Patio/Balcony and much more...

FORTY FORT

JENKINS TWP

FORTY FORT

MEADOWS APARTMENTS
Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,450. 570-675-6936 TDD 800-654-5984 8 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri. Equal Housing Opportunity Handicap Accessible DALLAS Newberry Estates Furnished or Unfurnished Carriage House, 1 bedroom washer, dryer. Country club amenities included. No pets, no smokers. $925/month. 210-542-0635

DALLAS

220 Lake St.

1st floor. Located in quiet neighborhood. Kitchen, living room, dining room, sun room, bath, 3 bedrooms; 2 large & 1 small. Lots of closets, built-in linen closet & hutch. Hardwood & carpeted floors. Fireplace. Storage room. Yard. Washer/dryer, stove/fridge. Heat & hot water included. 1 year lease + security. $950. 570-283-4370 KINGSTON Pierce Street 3rd floor, 1-2 bedroom, 1 bath. Newly remodeled building, off street parking, all appliances, including washer/dryer. $575 + utilities. No pets, no smoking. 570-814-3281 KINGSTON 2 BR, range, refrigerator, wallto-wall washer/dryer hook up, walk up attic. Concrete cellar, 2 porches. Very clean. Must see. No pets. $450 + utilities & security. 570-574-1276 or 570-288-4860 2nd floor, 1 bedroom. Newly renovated. Heat & hot water included. No pets. $550/month + security. 570-690-0228 KINGSTON 2nd floor, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen,living room,washer & dryer. Next to post office, off street parking. $500 + utilities, water & sewer included, 1 year lease, security & references, no pets, no smoking. Call 570-822-9821 Newly remodeled, 2 bedroom. Water included. $600. 570-239-3950

KINGSTON E. WALNUT ST.

www.sdkgreen acres.com Call today for move-in specials. Kingston West Bennett St. Twinkle in Kingstonʼs Eye, 2nd floor, 1000 sq. ft. 2 bed, Central Air, washer/dryer and appliances. No pets. Nonsmoking. 1 car off street parking. $750/month + gas, electric, 1 year lease & security. 570-814-1356

570-288-9019

IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE 2ND FLOOR UNIT! 1 bedroom apartments for elderly, disabled. Rents based on 30% of ADJ gross income. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. TTY711 or 570-474-5010 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. 2 males looking for 3rd roommate to share 3 bedroom apartment. $85/week. Call 570-578-2644 NANTICOKE Beautiful large 2 bedroom apartment. New kitchen, all appliances including washer & dryer, new bathroom, new carpets, just painted. Off street parking. $650/month + utilities, 1 month security. Call 570-881-0320

MOUNTAIN TOP OAK RIDGE

Excellent apt. One bedroom, 1 bath. Included sewer, water, off street parking, kitchen appliances. Close to WVW H.S. We are looking for clean tenants to rent clean living space. 570-855-3329. Cozy 3 bedroom on 2 floors. $650/mo. 570-760-0511 SHAVERTOWN Back Mountain 36 Roushey St 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, recently remodeled, all appliances, off street parking, ample storage. $595 + security & utilities. 570-780-0000 SHICKSHINNY 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Country Setting. No Pets. $500. 1st month, last month, security required. 570-256-7991

$500.00

PLYMOUTH

WILKES-BARRE
2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, kitchen appliances, washer/dryer hook-up. $550/month + utilities and security. One month security. No Pets. 570-647-5053

NANTICOKE

2 bedroom, 2 bath, washer/dryer hook-up, central air and heat. Built in garage. $700/month+utilities. A month and half security. No Pets. 570-647-5053

WILKES-BARRE

FORTY FORT

KINGSTON West Union St.
In 2 family house, 1 unit - 4 bedroom for rent. 570-223-2937

DALLAS MULTI-LEVEL LUXURY TOWNHOUSE IN NEWBERRY ESTATES 3 bedroom, 3.5 baths in a quiet country setting. Includes central air & vacuum, 2 car garage, refrigerator, range, dishwasher, water & trash & all exterior maintenance. Amenities include golfing, swimming & tennis. $1,475 month. + utilities. Call Bernie 655-4815

GLEN LYON

KINGSTON

NEW 1 bedroom apt. 1st floor. Architecturally designed. Central air. Off street parking. Quiet residential neighborhoods, utilities & heat by tenant, no pets, no smoking. 1 month security, 1 year lease.

KINGSTON

Call Rosewood Realty 570-287-6822

ROTHSTEIN REALTORS 888-244-2714

LUZERNE 1st floor studio $415/month. No Pets, Electric heat, Kitchen & bath. Laundry room in basement. 570-332-3562 LUZERNE 276 Bennett Street 1st floor, 1 bedroom, tiled bath, kitchen with refrigerator and stove, off-street parking, water & sewer paid. $435 + utilities & security. No pets/smoking. References. 570-288-7309. Leave message.

2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments. Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher &washer/dryer provided. Attached garage. Pet friendly. Water, sewer & trash included. 59 Agostina Drive

NANTICOKE LEXINGTON VILLAGE

221 Fremont St., Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,450. 570-655-6555 TDD 800-654-5984 8 am-4 pm Monday-Friday. Equal Housing Opportunity Handicap Accessible

WEST PITTSTON GARDEN VILLAGE APARTMENTS

WILKES-BARRE

LAFAYETTE GARDENS

SAVE MONEY THIS YEAR!
Quiet neighborhood. 2 bedroom apartments available for immediate occupancy. Heat & hot water included. 1 Bedroom $550. 2 Bedroom $650. Call Jazmin 570-822-7944

113 Edison Street

570-735-3500

DALLAS 2nd floor Municipal Road $550. Mo. Electric heat, NO Pets. 1 bedroom plus 1 smaller bedroom, laundry, kitchen, living and dining room. 570-332-3562

PLYMOUTH

CALL AN

Appliances

Building & Remodeling SHEDLARSKI CONSTRUCTION Home Improvement Specialist Licensed, insured & PA registered. Kitchens, baths, vinyl siding & railings, replacement windows & doors, additions, garages, all phases of home renovations. Free Est. 570-287-4067 Chimney Service
Rebuild & Repair Chimneys. All types of Masonry. Liners Installed, Brick & Block, Roofs & Gutters. Licensed & Insured

Concrete & Masonry

We service all brands. All repairs guaranteed

APPLIANCE REPAIR
570-639-3001

A.R.T.

A STEP-UP MASONRY
Specializing in All Types of Masonry. Stone, Concrete Licensed & Insured Free Estimates Senior Discount PA094695-570-702-3225

EXPERT
Construction & Building Hauling & Trucking NICHOLS CONSTRUCTION All Types Of Work Licensed & Insured Free Estimates 570-406-6044 Electrical
Licensed & Insured Retired Veteran. Panel upgrades. New & old work. 25 Yrs. Exp. A1 Always hauling, cleaning attics, cellar, garage, one piece or whole Estate, also available 10 & 20 yard dumpsters. 655-0695, 592-1813 or 287-8302 A1 General Hauling Cleaning attics, cellars, garages, Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299

PITTSTON Large 2 BR, 2nd floor apartment. Newly painted with new window blinds, eat in kitchen, built in hutch. Includeds refrigerator, range, washer/dryer hook up & sewage. $500 + security. Call Bernie Madrack 655-4815

Rothstein Realtors 888-244-2714

WEST PITTSTON MAINTENANCE FREE! One block to elementary School (WY Area). 2 Bedrooms. Off-Street Parking No Smoking. $565. + utilities, security, last month. 570-885-4206

WILKES-BARRE 425 S. Franklin St. APTS FOR RENT! For lease. Available immediately, washer/dryer on premises, no pets. We have studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. On site parking. Fridge & stove provided. 24/7 security camera presence & all doors electronically locked. 1 bedroom - $450. 2 bedroom - $550. Water & sewer paid 1 month security deposit. Email obscuroknows@hotmail.com or Call 570-208-9301 after 9:00 a.m. to schedule an appointment

To place an ad call 829-7130
Landscaping Tough Brush Tree pruning. Fall cleanup. Fully Ins. Free Est. 570-829-3261 Movers Pools / Spas

AA CLEANING

POOL COVER winter, 18x36 in ground pool, with bags, used one winter, diving board & steps. $100. 570-287-3458 Roofing & Siding
Roofing Siding Carpentry 40 yrs. experience Licensed & Insured

Chimneys / Repairs
Chopyak Masonry Sidewalks, Steps, Concrete Free Estimates. Fully Insured 570-674-7588
All phases of masonry & concrete. Small jobs welcome. Senior discount. Free est. Licensed & Insured 288-1701/655-3505

Serving NEPA Credit Cards Accepted Repairs Guaranteed 570-606-4323 Building & Remodeling 1ST. QUALITY Construction Co. Roofing, siding, gutters, insulation, decks, additions, windows, doors, masonry & concrete. Ins. & Bonded. Sr. Citizens Discount! State Lic. # PA057320 570-606-8438 ALL OLDER HOMES SPECIALIST 570-825-4268. Windows, Doors and Roof Home Repair

EDKIN APPLIANCE REPAIR

RNI ELECTRIC, LLC
570-814-8979

AAA CLEANING

A-1 ABLE CHIMNEY

D. PUGH CONCRETE

570-735-2257

CHIMNEY REPAIRS Springhill Chimney Service Parging, Brick Work, Stainless Steel Chimney Liners, Chimney Sweep. New Location! 296 Main Street, Dupont. 570-471-3742
CHRIS MOLESKY Chimney Specialist New, repair, rebuild, liners installed. Cleaning. Concrete & metal caps. Small masonry jobs. 570-328-6257

NEPA MASONRY, INC.
Masonry, Concrete, Stucco, Chimneys Fall Special Chimney Inspection $45. 570-466-2916 570-954-8308

Master electrician Licensed & Insured Service Changes & Replacements. Generator Installs. 570-868-4469

SLEBODA ELECTRIC

BOB & RAY'S HAULING We Haul Everything! Cheap, fast, clean & respectful Free Estimates. 570-655-7458. 570-926-8090

BestDarnMovers ...your Moving Helpers! www.BestDarnMovers.com Free Quotes. We Make Moving Easy. Check us out on AngiesList and Yelp. 570-852-9243
Painting & Wallpaper A & N PAINTING FALL SPECIAL Get Ready for the Holidays. $120, average size room + materials. 18 years experience Interior Painting 570-820-7832
Reliable, Neat, Honest, Working with Pride. Insured.

CORNERSTONE CONSTRUCTION

PA026102 Call Dan: 570-881-1131

Excavating
All Types Of Excavating, Demolition & Concrete Work. Lot clearing, pool closing & retaining walls, etc. Large & Small Jobs. FREE EST. (570) 760-1497

$ BUYING $ JUNK CARS & TRUCKS Highest Prices Paid Free Pickup
CA$H PAID 570-288-8995 Hauling Junk & Trash from Houses, Garages, Yards, Etc. 826-1883 704-8846
Clean cellars, attics, yards & metal removal. Call Jeff 570-735-3330 or 570-762-4438

New Roofs & Repairs, Shingles, Rubber, Slate, Gutters, Chimney Repairs. Credit Cards Accepted FREE ESTIMATES! Licensed-Insured

Jim Harden 570-288-6709

EMERGENCIES

JOHN’S PAINTING 570-735-8101

HOME SHOW March 7, 8 & 9
New Mohegan Sun Hotel and Convention Center
at the

STESNEY CONCRETE & MASONRY Brick, Block, Stucco, Stone, Steps, Stoops, Sidewalks, Driveways, Foundations, Floors, Chimneys etc. Low Fall Pricing. Lic. & Ins. Call
570-328-1830 or 570-283-1245

Gutter Repair & Cleaning

GUTTER CLEANING
Window Cleaning Pressure Washing. Insured. 570-288-6794

Mikeʼs $5-Up

KENZIE CONSTRUCTION Licensed & Insured PA #087026 Shingle & Rubber Roofs Free Estimates 570-793-1391 JO Home Improvement Roof, siding, painting, gutters. Fully Ins. Free Est. PA100512. 570-829-3261 or 57-817-2548

Cleaning & Maintenance CONNIE'S CLEANING 15 Years Experience Bonded & Insured-Residential Cleaning-Gift Certificates Available-570-430-3743 Connie does the cleaning! DEB & PAT’S CLEANING SERVICE
We Are Bonded & Insured Free Estimates

Construction & Building FLOORING INSTALLATION PROFESSIONALS 15 years experience. Carpet, vinyl, tile, wood, laminate installation & repairs. If you walk on it, we know how to install it! All Work Guaranteed Fully Insured. 574-8953

At Pocono Downs Call for Details and Reservations. Building Industry Association Of NEPA 411 MAIN ST., KINGSTON, PA 18704 Contact: Janet Campis By E-mailing Office Manager: officemanager@bianepa.com Or Call: 570-287-3331
For All of Your Remodeling Needs. Will Beat Any Price! Bathrooms, Kitchens, Roofing, Siding, Decks, Windows, etc. 25 Yrs. Experience References. Insured Free Estimates. (570) 332-7023

Clean, Seal, Refinish 10 Year Warranty 570-417-1538 PJʼs Window Cleaning & Janitorial Services Windows, Gutters, Carpets, Power washing and more. INSURED/BONDED. pjswindowcleaning.com 570-283-9840 Hauling & Trucking ALL KINDS OF HAULING & JUNK REMOVAL
TREE/SHRUB REMOVAL Demolition - Estate Cleanout Attics, Basements, Yards, etc. Free Estimates 24 hour service Small and large jobs!

GUTTER RESTORATION & ROOF REPAIRS

Will Haul Anything
Landscaping

Int/ Ext. painting, Power washing. Professional work at affordable rates. Free estimates. 570-288-0733

M. PARALIS PAINTING

Paving & Excavating

SPRING ROOFING
Licensed, Insured. Everyday Low Prices. 3,000 satisfied customers.

McManus Construction 570-735-0846 Tree Service

EDWARD'S ALL COUNTY PAVING
*DRIVEWAYS *PARKING LOTS *ROADWAYS *HOT TAR & CHIP *SEAL COATING Licensed & Insured.

BRIZZY'S ARBOR CARE & LANDSCAPING Hedge & Tree trimming, pruning & removal. Stump grinding, Cabling. Retaining walls & repair. Free Est. Fully Ins. 570-542-7265
Small Excavating New landscapes, retaining walls/patios. Call: 570-760-4814

570-235-1840 570-793-4773

HIC# 065008 CALL JOE 570-735-8551 Cell 606-7489
Licensed & Insured. PA# 087026

Sales, service, installation and repair. FULLY INSURED

GARAGE DOOR

Foltz Landscaping
KELLER'S LAWN CARE

Call Today For Your Free Estimate 570-474-6329 Lic.# PA021520
Plumbing D.M. PLUMBING & HEATING Specializing in boilers, furnaces & water heaters. 10% Sr. discount. Licensed, insured & 24 hour service 570-793-1930

APEX TREE AND EARTH apextreeandearth.com Serving Wyoming Valley, Back Mountain & Surrounding Areas. 570-550-4535
Tree & Shrub Trimming & Removal. Chipper service. Gutter Cleaning. Leaf Clean-Up References available.

TOM'S AFFORDABLE

EcoHousekeeping Residential & Commercial All Natural Products Included Experienced, Reliable, Insured 570-878-3188 Lacy Rice Owner/Operator

Kenzie Construction

Free estimates. 570-814-9132

Roof & Siding, Bathrooms, Kitchens and Remodeling. FREE ESTIMATES! 570-793-1391

570-823-1811

570-239-0484

Fall Cleanups, Leaf Removal, Landscaping, Snow Plowing Commercial & Residential. 570-332-7016

TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com
Apartments /Townhouses Apartments /Townhouses WILKES-BARRE Commercial Commercial KINGSTON BUSINESS PARK Large equipmen/storage yard available. $850/month. Utilities available. 570-947-3292 KINGSTON COMMERCIAL GARAGE 1250 sq. ft., 12' ceilings, 10' garage door. $550/month + utilities. 570-947-3292 KINGSTON Office Space A total of 800 sq. ft,. 2 to 3 offices. Clean, quiet, safe. M/W bathrooms. Off street parking, All utilities included. $600/month. 570-288-6644 570-499-3137 KINGSTON STORAGE/WORKSHOP 665 sq. ft., bathroom, office. $350/month 570-947-3292 PITTSTON TWP. $1,750/MONTH Commercial

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Houses For Rent DALLAS/LEHMAN TWP. Lovely 2 bedroom, one bath house in the country. Spacious kitchen/living/dining room combination. No smoking, no exceptions. One small pet considered. References, security deposit & credit check required. $1,250/month + utilities. 570-899-8432 Houses For Rent

WILKES-BARRE
-1 bedroom water included -2 bedroom water included -3 bedroom, single HANOVER -1 bedroom LUZERNE -1 bedroom, water included. PITTSTON -Large 1 bed room water included OLD FORGE -2 bedroom, water included PLAINS -1 bedroom, water included

Wilkes-Barre near General Hospital. Freshly painted 3 room apartment. Spacious eatin kitchen includes stove and refrigerator. Bedroom features 2 full size closets. Large 13 ʼ x 21 ʼ living room. Water and sewer included. Electricity by tenant. Washer and dryer available in laundry area. Off street parking in private lot. No pets. Security, application, lease required. $485.00 per month. Call 814-9574. WILKES-BARRE STUDIO-Short Term Available Excellent Wilkes University neighborhood, wood floors, parking. $425, all utilities included. 570-826-1934 Studio on 3rd floor of historical building at 281 S. Frankllin St. Includes kitchenette, bath, & off street parking. Heat, water, & garbage removal included $425/month rent. Call 570-3335471 with references. WILKES-BARRE

North Main Street

EDWARDSVILLE

COOPERS CO-OP
Lease Space Available. Light manufacturing, warehouse, office, includes all utilities with free parking. I will save you money! ATLAS REALTY 829-6200

PITTSTON

McDermott & McDermott Real Estate Inc. Property Management 570-675-4025 (direct line) Mon-Fri. 8-7pm Sat. 8-noon

WILKES-BARRE

612-616 Main St. REDUCED! OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE!! LEASE PURCHASE OPTION. Unlimited potential in this once Iconic location. Space can be used as restaurant, (coolers & equipment on site) bar & grill, including office & living space the possibilities are endless! Call agent to make an appointment & a deal! MLS 13-2445 $75,500 John Shelley 570-702-4162 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 EDWARDSVILLE

SEEKING PROFESSIONAL LONG TERM TENANT Two 2,000 sq. ft. units available. Owner occupied. off street parking. Alarm. Renovated. Wilkes-Barre near high traffic area. 570-829-1518

FORTY FORT AMERICA REALTY 570-288-1422 EXTRAORDINARY GEORGIAN PILLARED COLONIAL (Qualified / Inquiries)

Edwardsville/Kingston AMERICA REALTY

AMERICA REALTY
1 Month Free Rent (Qualified Applicant) FORTY FORT RETAIL (GLASS FRONT) STORE. WYOMING AVE. $850. month. 2 YEARS SAME RENT. A MONTH FREE RENT (QUALIFIED) APPLICATION REQUIRED. P.S. Option to rent remodeled 2 bedroom courtyard apt. behind store, BEAUTIFUL! DETAILS CALL 570-288-1422

RENTALS

Efficiency 1 & 2 bedrooms. Includes all utilities, parking, laundry. No pets. From $390 to $675. Lease, security & references. 570-970-0847

WILKES-BARRE /KINGSTON

570-288-1422 OWNER RETIRING! Little or no money down required ( qualified)! BUY - OWNER ASSIST DOWN PAYMENT / CLOSING! Totally remodeled, 3 bedrooms, Colonial kitchen, center island, built-ins, washer/dryer, gas fireplace, 2 enclosed porches, 1/5 baths. $125,000. Bill (SERIOUS INQUIRIES!)

BUY / OWN

FORTY FORT - Wyoming Ave. 2,300 +/- approximate sq. ft. of excellent quality splendor! 3/4 bedroom, tiled 1 & 3/4 baths, cherry cabinet, breakfast room, kitchen appliances & (W/D). 2nd floor enclosed porch, dining room, gas fireplace, hardwood, appliances (W/D) 1 stall garage. $3,000 + utilities. No pets, sincere applicants, credit, employment, occupancy date to be determined. Professional office suite may be future rental.

TENANT PAYS ONLY HEAT!!

WILKES-BARRE 142 s. franklin St 2nd floor, 1 large bedroom w/office, fireplace, off street parking, 14' ceilings, hardwood & tile floors. Stove, D/W, microwave, garbage disposal, washer/dryer, 24 hour maintenance & security cameras. $900/month + security, utilities & 1 year lease. Call Janice at 570-706-6010 3 bedroom, off street parking, washer & dryer hook up . freshly painted No pets. $575 + utilities & security. 570-822-7657 3 bedrooms, 2nd floor, modern, new flooring, refrigerator stove, washer/dryer hookup, water included. $650 + electric. Section 8 Accepted. 570-301-8200 Wilkes-Barre 1 bedroom, large living room, eat in kitchen, 3 closets. $550 includes heat & hot water. Section 8 Accepted. 570-301-8200 WILKES-BARRE 307-309 South Street East 2 bedroom apartment on 1st floor. New floors & carpets, big kitchen, 6 x 8 covered porch , large yard. Landlord pays water & heat. $650/month, $1,000 security No hook ups. NO PETS. Call Manny 917-295-6254 718-946-8738

WILKES-BARRE

STUDIO, 1 & 2 BEDROOMS •Equipped Kitchen •Free Cable •Wall to Wall Carpeting

EXCELLENT DOWNTOWN LOCATION!!!

35-37 Rice Ave. Double block in very good condition. Live in one side and let the other side pay the mortgage. Newer roof and furnace, 3 years old. Very clean and in move-in condition. A Must See! MLS#13-2618. $79,000 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 EXETER OFFICE SPACE Newly remodeled, 120 sq. ft. all utilities included, except phone. Paved parking. $200/month. 1 month free. Call 570-602-1550 for details

570-823-2776
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

3002 N. Twp Blvd. Medical office for rent on the Pittston By-Pass. Highly visible location with plenty of parking. 1,800 sq. ft. of beautifully finished space can be used for any type office use. $1,750/ mo. plus utilities. MLS 13-098 Call Charlie

Houses For Rent BEAR CREEK 2 bedroom ranch, hardwood floors, great sun room, 1,400 sq. ft. fireplace & wood burner, great deck. county setting. 2 car attached garage. No pets. All utilities by tenant. $970/month 570-760-5095 Newly Remodeled 2 bedroom house, quiet secluded area, Nice View. $650 + Security. 570-239-3950 Autos For Sale

Country raised ranch with 2-3 HAZLETON AREA bedrooms, full basement, huge Near Humboldt Industrial Park. wrap around deck. 1 bay garBeautiful log home features age. Lake Lehman School Disopen living/dining area with trict. $900 month + 1st & last cathedral ceiling & cast iron month's rent. 570-298-2523 stove. Large master bedroom with private bath and loft. WILKES-BARRE Guest suite with separate entrance, kitchenette, bedroom and bath. Total 3 bedrooms Miners Mills house for rent: and 3 baths. Gated com- Scott St, 2 bedroom, 2 story munity with pool and club- home with porch, patio & side house. Year lease and credit yard. Appliances & washer/dryer included. Ample off street check required. parking. $650/month + utilities. $1,500/month Call Barbara Mark Call Debbie Reed 570-696-5414 570-715-7746

HARVEYS LAKE NOXEN AREA

PLYMOUTH

Wilkes-Barre

Wilkeswood Apartments

570-474-6307

570-696-1195

570-822-2711
www.liveatwilkeswood.com
2 bedrooms, sun porch, wall to wall carpeting, gas heat, off street parking. $500/mo + utilities. Application & background check required. lease, security & references. No Pets. 570-430-8527 Commercial

1 & 2 BR Apts 2 & 3 BR Townhomes

WYOMING

VISIT US 24/7 AT WWW.VALLEYCHEVROLET.COM 1998 CHEVROLET 2011 CADILLAC CTS 1999 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE ALL WHEEL DRIVE CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
ONLY 20K MILES
#Z3016, 5.7 8 Cyl., Automatic, Glass Roof Panel, All Power, Leather, Only 53K Miles, Bermuda Blue Metallic #Z2894, 3.0L V6 Direct Injection 6 Speed Automatic, Stabiltrak, Dual Zone Climate Control, Leather, Power Options, Navigation, Bose Stereo w/CD, Telescoping Wheel, Cruise Control, Power Heated Mirrors, Remote Keyless Entry, 17”Wheels & More! #Z3067, 5.7L V8 Manual Transmission, Air, Leather, All Power, Only 54K Miles, Victory Red

WYOMING 412 S Franklin St. 322 Wyoming Avenue Available Immediately! 1st & 300 sq. ft. ideal for barbershop, 3rd floor, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. small convenience store, appliOff street parking. No utilities ance repair, locksmith, eBay included. No pets. $575 month outlet, accounting office, travel plus utilities. 1st months rent & agency, designer, broker, condeposit due at signing. Con- sultant, general office space. tact between 8am & 6pm. Air, heat, garbage, sewer, hot 570-606-1933 water & all maintenance included. Street parking. DownWILKES-BARRE town Wyoming location, 447 S. Franklin St. 30,000 passing cars a day. 1 bedroom with study, off street $350/month. Call parking, laundry facility. Includes 570-693-3492 for appointment. heat and hot water, hardwood
floors, appliances, Trash removal. $580/month. Call (570) 821-5599

WILKES-BARRE

$

Price plus tax and tags. Not Responsible for typographical errors.

19,898

$

26,999

$

23,997

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570-821-2772 • 1-800-444-7172
Autos For Sale

EXIT 170B 170B OFF OFF I-81 I-81TO TOEXIT EXIT1. 1.BEAR BEARRIGHT RIGHTON ONBUSINESS BUSINESS ROUTE ROUTE 309 309 TO TO SIXTH SIXTH LIGHT. LIGHT. JUST JUST BELOW WYOMING VALLEY VALLEY MALL. MALL EXIT BELOW WYOMING

WILKES-BARRE

Remodeled 1st floor apt. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, rear porch. Gas heat, washer/dryer hook- up, fridge, stove & dishwasher. Absolutely no pets. $600/month + utilities & 1 month security. Reference check. 570-472-9453

63 ELIZABETH ST.

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#Z2976, 3.6L, 6 Cyl., AT, AC, PW, PDL, Only 41K Miles,

2008 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL 1999 CHEVY CORVETTE
CONVERTIBLE

SALE PRICE

$

24,987* 23,997* 22,941

HONDA CRF 70 YAMAHA TT110 GRIZZLY 8 GRIZZLY 125 AUTO/REV

1,350 2001 CHEVY 1,795 $ 1,850CAVALIER $ 2,425 2 DR. COUPE
$ $

WILKES-BARRE 72. W. River St. Newly refurbished, large & very charming 3 bedroom dwelling in Historic Mansion in a beautiful neighborhood . Central Air & Heat. Off-street parking, Hardwood floors, new kitchen & appliances. Hot water included. $1,240 + security. 570-991-1619

#Z3067, All Power, Leather ONLY 54K MILES, 1 Owner

SALE PRICE

$

2009 CHEVY MALIBU LT

#13200A, 2.4L, AT, A/C, #13747A, 1 Owner, 45K Miles, Owner Only 41K1 Miles

SALE SALE $ PRICE PRICE

5,999 * 15,737
$ *

#13484A, 6 Cyl., #13824A, 4.6L, 8 Cyl., Manual, 2011 2006 KIA 2006 CHEVYFORD 2007 CHEVY 2005 KIA 2006 CHEVY 2005 BUICK 2009 JEEP GRAND 46K Miles Leather, R. Spoiler, 1 Owner SORENTO LX 4x4 LACROSSE CXL RIO 4 DOOR UPLANDER LS IMPALA LS COBALT LS MUSTANG GT SALE $ LAREDO SALE $ * * ONLY 24K CHEROKEE MILES

1st floor, 1-2 bedrooms, living room with wall to wall carpet thru-out, modern bath & kitchen with electric stove, laundry room with gas or electric dryer hookups, private porch, off street parking, no pets, no smokers, lease, security deposit, references, credit & background check, utilities by tenant. $595/month. 570-824-4884 WILKES-BARRE Hazle Street Large 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Appliances, no pets, OSP. $650 includes all utilities. Security. 570-822-3991

WILKES-BARRE BEAUTIFUL 6 ROOM

ONLY 7K MILES

PRICE

4X4

PRICE

14,999

#Z2730, 3.0L, 6 Cyl., Auto, 2012 CHEVY Only 15K Miles, 1 Owner CAPTIVA LT SALE $ *3.5L AT, #Z2989A, 3.5L, A/C, PW, #Z3037, 4 Cylinder, #13158AA,

SALE PRICE

GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4x4

22,899 PW, PDL, CD $ * $ * $ 2000 8,995 CHEVY 9,990 9,997* CORVETTE SALE $ * PRICE 21,950 CONVERTIBLE 2006 JEEP 2009 CHEVY 2012 CHEVY
PDL, Low Miles

PRICE 1 Owner, Only 45K Miles

#14087A, 4 Cyl., CD, Tilt
SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE #Z2950, 5.7L, 8 Cyl, Auto., PRICE, 1 Owner ONLY 45K MILES

#14048A, 6 Cyl, AT, MALIBU LT SONIC 2010 BUICK ONLY 19K MILES, 1 Owner LUCERNE CXL SALE $ *

LT

12,987* UPLANDER LS SALE $ * PRICE 12,967 2009 Honda 1998 CHEVY 2011 CHEVY
$
SALE $ * 9,999 12,967* PRICE CHEVY 2006

ONLY 24K MILES 2005 BUICK LACROSSE $ 3.8LAT, 1 Owner, * #13652B, #Z3031, 3.5L 6 Cyl., 7 Passenger, SALE PRICE 12,987

#13652B, 3.8LAT, 1 Owner,

CXL Only 45K Miles

Only 24K Miles

SALE #Z3031, 3.5L 6 CYL., 7 PRICE PASSENGER, ONLY 23K MILES

$

CRUZE LS

PRICE

21,579

Accord EX 2011 ONLY MITSUBISHI 22K MILES LANCER ES
SPORT

#13807A, 4 Cyl, AT, A/C, 45K MILES , 1 MILES Owner ONLY 33K

CORVETTE

SALE PRICE

$

12,888
* 9 , 990 * 19,900

WILKES-BARRE/Heights Townhouse type apartments. 2 bedrooms, stove, fridge, washer/ dryer hookup. Off-street parking. Utilities by tenant. No pets or smoking. $500/month. 570-825-8355, 6 to 8 pm ONLY WILKES-BARRE

#13484A, 6 Cyl., Only 46K Miles
SALE PRICE

$

#Z3016, 5.7L, 8 Cyl., Auto., Removable 1998 CHEVY Glass Roof Panel,#13637A, Low Miles 4 Cyl., Auto, #13200A, 2.4L, AT, A/C, 1 Owner, Only 45K Miles 1 Owner, Only 5K Miles CORVETTE SALE $ * #Z3025, 4.8L Automatic, A/C, ONLY 14K MILES

North Fulton St. 1 bedroom Bi-level. Eat-in kitchen, small yard, basement for storage. Kitchen with appliances. $420/mo water included. Tenant pays electric & security. No pets. 570-814-1356
WILKES-BARRE HISTORIC WHEELMAN 439 S. Franklin St. Two apartments available. (1) 1 bedroom, hardwood floors, A/C, marble bath. security system, laundry, off street parking. $675 (1) Unique studio. Sun porch, hardwood floor, security system and laundry. Off street parking. $550 570-821-5599

HEIGHTS SECTION

2005 CHEVY 2010 BUICK 2010 DODGE 2012 CHEVY 2009 FORD EXPRESS G2500 SALE $ LUCERNE CXL NITRO HEAT CAPTIVA LT * MUSTANG GT
COUPE CARGO VAN AWD

19 ,900 SALE PRICE * * SALE $ $ * COUPE 14,999 PRICE 15,737 PRICE 15,799
PRICE

#Z3007, 4 Cyl., AT, 1 Owner, Only 30K Miles
SALE PRICE

$

15,888

2007 CHEVY #13792A, AT, Sunroof, PW, PDL,1 Owner COBALT LS SALE
*
PRICE

#Z3037, 4 Cylinder, 1 Owner, ONLY 45K MILES #Z3016, 5.7L., Auto, Removable

$

17,900

2011 CHEVY CRUZE LS

#Z3007, 4 Cyl., AT, 30K Miles, 1 Owner

ONLY 7K MILES

PDL, Low Miles 2006 CHEVY 1999 CHEVY 2008 BUICK 2012 CHEVY SALE $ IMPALA LS CXL CORVETTE ENCLAVE CAMARO * 8,995 PRICE

17,999
AWD

*

SALE SALE PRICE

Glass Roof Panel

PRICE

$ $

#Z2989A, 3.5L, A/C, PW,

CONVERTIBLE

SALE PRICE

$

15,888*

2002 BUICK LESABRE
CUSTOM

1lt convertible

#13556B, 3.8L Auto, Low Miles

SALE PRICE

$

4 Cyl, Auto, #13414A, AT, AC, Chrome #13637A, #Z2730, 3.0L., 6 Cyl., Auto, Mannual, Leather, 2012 CHEVY MILES, 1 Owner Pkg., Only 12K MilesONLY 5K Only 14K Miles R. Spoiler, 1 Owner SONIC LT SALE $ SALE * SALE $ * SALE $ $22,899** PRICE PRICE 21,579 PRICE 21,980 15,799 SALE $22,941* PRICEPRICE

#14048A, 6 Cyl., AT, 1 Owner, Only 19K Miles

#13824A, 4.6L., 8 Cyl.,

7,897*

#13747A, ONLY 41K MILES #Z3067, All Power, Leather, #Z2976, 3.6 Cyl., At, AC, #Z2890, 3.6L. Automatic, 1 Owner 1 Owner, Only 54K Miles PW, PDL, Only 41K Miles 1 Owner, Only 16K Miles

2001 CHEVY CAVALIER SALE $ * SALE $ * SALE SALE $ $27,950 PRICE 23,997 PRICE 24,987 5,999** PRICEPRICE 2 DR. COUPE

WILKES-BARRE Near Wilkes University 1 & 3 bedroom apartments. $400 & $600/month + utilities & 1 month security. Section 8 OK. No pets. 570-606-9432

821-2772 • 1-800-444-7172 601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Mon. - Thurs 8:30 • 8:00pm; Friday 8:30-7:00pm; Saturday 8:30-5:00pm

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Houses For Rent MOUNTAIN TOP Walden Park 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with appliances included. 1 year lease & security deposit required. No pets. $1,400/month. Call Rick Gaetano 570-715-7735 Houses For Rent Half Doubles 2 bedroom, washer/dryer hook ups. No pets. $550 + utilities, security & lease. 570-288-7753 15 minutes from Power Plant or W-B. 2 bedroom, appliances, washer/dryer hook up, electric heat, new paint & carpet, non smoker. $625/month + security, references & 1 year lease. Pet on approval. 570-218-2320 570-379-2029 Half Doubles 1/2 double. Recently remodeled. Close to schools & downtown. 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1/2 bath, references required. No pets. $775 month + 1 month security. Call 570-760-3551 1/2 double both sides are available. 3 BRs $850 month & 2BRs $750. Appliances included, washer/dryer hookup. Off street parking. Water & sewage included in rent. Tenant pays all other utilities. 570-498-7739 HALF-DOUBLE Half-Double for rent. Well kept 3 Bedroom, 1 bath located at 172 William Street. $650/Mo requires: 1 month security deposit ; credit/background check. No Pets, No Smoking, Not Section 8. For more info contact Norm at: normandy225@comcast.net or 570-606-7018.

TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com
Half Doubles 3 BEDROOMS Gas heat, Living room, dining room, off-street parking. Security and Lease. No Pets. $700 a month. Includes Sewer and Trash. 570-675-4424 WILKES-BARRE Pets 8 weeks old. $350 to $400. PEKE-POM PUPPIES 8 weeks old. $250 each. 570-868-8138 SAMOYED PUPPY AKC 1 year old, house broken, good-temperament. All shots, neutered. Serious Inquiries only. $800. 570-709-1232 Autos Under $5000

Houses For Rent

JENKINS TWP. Immaculate and bright describes this 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with central air. Stainless steel appliances, HW floors, yard and driveway. Move in ready! No smoking or pets. 6 month lease. Home can also be rented furnished for an additional cost. $1400 a month plus security deposit required. Call Jolyn Bartoli 570-696-5425

ASHLEY

NANTICOKE

SHAVERTOWN

POM PUPPIES

Wilkes-Barre, North Plains AMERICA REALTY

GLEN LYON

570-474-6307 NATICOKE HANOVER SECTION
570-696-1195 LARKSVILLE Pace Street 5 room single family home with 2+ bedrooms, 1 bath, washer/dryer, deck & yard. $660/month + utilities. Call Barbara Mark 570-696-5414 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH HOUSE. 570-864-2275

570-288-1422 OWNER RETIRING! Little or no money down required ( qualified)! BUY - OWNER ASSIST DOWN PAYMENT / CLOSING! Walk to General Hospital. Remodeled Victorian, 2 units, collect income for you - $890. approximate. Newly remodeled 1st floor, 1 bedroom, oak kitchen, built-ins, asthetic fireplace, bedroom, gorgeous! Serious call Bill $145,000. WYOMING Lovely 3 or 4 bedroom cape. Hardwood floors, second floor master, modern kitchen, in most desirable area. $1300 month + utilities & references. call Deanna 570-696-0894 LEWITH & FREEMAN 570-288-9371 Land (Acreage) Highland Hills/Charles Place Only 2 one acre+ lots left! 570-498-9244 SWEET VALLEY GRASSY POND ROAD 6.69 wooded acres. Great building site and/or ideal hunting property. No utilities. REDUCED $65,000. Call Pat Doty 570-394-6901 696-2468

BUY / OWN

PITTSTON

3 BR RENOVATED
1/2 double, off street parking, 2 porches, oil / electric heat. NO DOGS. References & application required. $500 month + security. 570-714-1296

GLEN LYON

1/2 double. $650 per mo. Not section 8 certified. No pets. Tenant pays all utilities. 570-457-5130 Rentals NANTICOKE Private rooms with bath. Heat, hot water, electric & satelite included. $500 + security. Must pass background check. 570-575-1348 Sales HANOVER TOWNSHIP 31 San Souci Mobile Court Home In Excellent Condition

EAST END

AWD, $1,500. 570-262-1996 MERCURY SABLE 2002' 150K. $700 215-932-5690 Autos For Sale ACURA 12' TL-SH AWD 9,800 miles, Black on Black, all available options, lease buy-out, $33,000 including taxes. 570-574-5020

DODGE '03 GRAND CARAVAN

PITTSTON CITY

PITTSTON
Newly remodeled two story, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator, stove & dryer, washer included, two car driveway, fenced yard, no pets. $750/month + utilities plus security. Call 570-417-9781
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HANOVER TWP. 1/2 double. 3 bedrooms. Vinyl siding. Steel insulated entry doors with deadbolts. Gas heat. Located on small, quiet lane. Close to bus stop & shopping. Available 10/1/13. Now showing. Lease, references checked. $525 monthly + utilities. 570-650-3803 Waterview, 2 bedroom, deck, porch, storage, Family room, eat-in kitchen. $650/month. 703-583-5067

570-793-9118

Recently updated. 2 bedroom, living rm., dining rm. Off street parking. Fenced yard. $750/mo + utilities. 570-650-0010 LUZERNE 6 room single family home. All gas. $650/month + security. Call 570-650-4628

696-1195 LARKSVILLE

JENKINS TWP.

HARVEY'S LAKE

Roommate (male) wanted to share expenses on whole house in Plymouth area with large yard. Approximately $450/month. 570-332-7023 WEST PITTSTON Single family home, 2 bedrooms, fenced in back yard, off street parking. $650/month + utilities, security & lease. Non smokers, no pets. 570-696-3289 WEST WYOMING Beautiful 2 very large bedroom home, 3 baths with wood, slate & marble floors, stainless steel appliances, laundry room on 2nd floor. Pool table room, finished basement, fenced yard, garage. $1,200/month + utilities, lease, & security deposit. 570-233-7235. WILKES-BARRE Clean, 2 bedroom, duplex. Stove, hookups, parking, yard. No pets/no smoking. $475 + utilities. 570-868-4444

KINGSTON
SPRAGUE AVE. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1st floor duplex. New carpeting & hardwood floors. Convenient to Wyoming Ave . Basement storage. Washer/dryer hookup. $525 month + utilities, security, lease. NO PETS. EAST BENNETT ST. Charming 3 bedroom, hardwood floors, new carpeting in bedrooms, laundry room off spacious kitchen, stained glass windows, off street parking, convenient to Cross Valley. $650. + utilities, security, lease. NO PETS . 570-793-6294

1 bedroom with neutral decor, tile bath, ample closets, screened in porch and private yard. $350 month + utilities, security, lease. NO PETS. 570-793-6294 3 bedrooms, gas heat. 1.5 baths. Spacious living room & dining room, gas fireplace, Kichen new with cabinets & appliances. Off street parking. $825/mo + utils. 570-655-4915 Spacious, high ceilings, 4 bedroom, wall to wall carpeting. 1.5 bath, hardwood floors downstairs, large living room with fireplace, large kitchen with stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer & dryer. Full attic, off-street parking, yard. Absolutely NO pets or smoking. Utilities paid by tenants. $800+security and last months rent. Section 8 accepted. Call 570-823-4116 or 570417-7745 PLYMOUTH Newly renovated, 2 bedroom, quiet neighborhood next to park. $550 + utilities & security. 570-477-3920

PITTSTON ELIZABETH STREET

Resort Property For Rent

Oct. 12-19 $650. Golf, Casino, Dollywood, Fishing & more. 570-954-3365 Horses HORSE BOARDING Full care or Field board, Layups, rehab, retirement, local transport. Springdale Farms 925-5323 or 441-2288 Redrock Area Pets CAT LOVERS ATTENTION desperately need good homes for 1-2 year old cats, neutered & spayed. Call 570-237-5749 F1B GOLDEN DOODLE PUPPIES Vet checked, family raised. Health guaranteed. Ready Now! See Pictures at JKPups.com $600. 570-265-3085 Huskies, Poms, Yorkies, Chihuahuas, Rotties & More. Bloomsburg 389-7877 Hazleton 453-6900 Hanover 829-1922

TN. - WEST GATE Smokey Mt. Resort

Prestige One AutO

WE BUY VEHICLES!

Call Dan Lane @ 570-489-0000

PLAINS 1/2 DOUBLE

MOUNTAINTOP Cozy Wright Twp. 2 bedroom ranch on a corner lot with an 8x14 shed with workshop. 1 month security & 1st month rent required. Credit check required. 1 dog allowed with additional fee. $850/month. Call Vieve Zaroda @ 570-715-7742

PLAINS

570-474-6307 EXETER TWP. Single family home. Mount Zion Rd. 6 rooms & bath. No pets/no smoking. $700/month + utilities & security. 570-388-2675 570-388-6860

Storage

Storage only. Security required. $95/month. Call 570-954-2972

16'X18' Garage Rental

WEST WYOMING

LARKSVILLE Very clean, fenced in yard, washer/dryer & stove. Utilities by tenant. Has gas heat & water. Off street parking, nice neighborhood. 2 large & 1 small bedroom. $700/month + security. No pets. 570-287-1421

2004 VENTURE LS Ext. MiniVan 90840 ..................................................... $4,500 2004 CORVETTE 17167.................................................................................. $26,986 2001 Coupe 17004 ............................$26,878 $6,900 2006 Corvette COBALT 68286........................................................................................... 2003 Z4 SRT-6 3.0i 59014.................................................................. 53232 ................................$13,999 $17,999 2005 BMW CROSS FIRE 2004 Corvette Coupe 17167 .......................$26,986 2005 RAM 1500 QUAD 79407.................................................................... $16,999 2004 S2000 8761732500 ..................................$16,495 ................................................. $18,999 2005HoNDA MUSTANG GT Convertible 2005 HuMMer H2 65251 ....................................$25,495 2007 E350 Passenger 56256....................................................................... $13,999 2005 XterrA XtreMe 53514 ..............................$13,999 2007 MUSTANG GT Coupe 32569.............................................................. $17,495 2005 MuStANg gt CoNv 32500 ..........................$18,999 2008 Ford KingRanch CREW 50457.......................................................... $28,896 2005 tACoMA CreW 87132 .................................$18,898 2010 MUSTANG V6 Convertible 40332................................................... $17,999 2006 HuMMer H3 50591 ...................................$18,999 $17,990 2009 350Z CR-V EXCoNv SUV 42978.............................................................................. 2006 22128 .....................................$19,495 5870...................................................................... $15,999 2011WrANgler CRZ EX 6M Coupe 2006 uNliMiteD 64585 ....................$17,999 50591 ............................................................................... $20,989 2006 Hummer H3 2006 M-ClASS Ml350 86349 ................................$16,429 51600................................................................................. $15,999 2011 C-ClASS SONATA SEC350 2007 59231 ..................................$16,990 $16,990 2011 Mazda3 SPORT gt 49212................................................................... 2007 MuStANg gt 32569 .................................$16,999 46153.................................................................. $13,999 2007 grAND Mini COOPER S kgXp 2007 priX 82306 ...........................$11,495 22128..................................................... $20,980 2006 Nissan 350Z Convertible 2007 HArley 883 5353 ....................................$5,500 11575..................................................... $26,789 2009 Nissan 370Z SPORT 2008 MuStANg gt PKG 2665 ..............................$23,898 $23,999 2003F150 Porsche BOXTER S 26998................................................................. 2008 KiNg rANCH CreW 50457 .................$27,980 2008 1500 74414 .............................$18,999 60325...................................................................... $18,799 2004CHev SubaruXCAB WRX STI 2008 SeDAN .................................$9,898 25683.......................................................... $19,890 2010SeBriNg Subaru Outbac SPORT57669 2009 CHAlleNger r/t33059......................................................... 17252 .........................$26,995 $17,980 2012 Subaru IMPREZA AWD 2009 Si 45585 .........................................$17,495 $12,999 2009 CiviC Suzuki AWD SUV 30482..................................................................... 2010 eX-lSUV 42998 .....................................$23,858 123109................................................................. $11,990 2006 pilot RAV 4Limited 2011 FuSioN i4 Se 82321 .................................$10,989 2010 Toyota RAV4 I4 SUV 34739............................................................... $16,999 2011 outlANDer AWD Se 18124 .........................$18,999 2007 TOYOYA FJ CRUZER 65231................................................................. $21,990 2012 gti 4-Door 12199 .............................$21,999 $17,499 2010 vW Volkswagen SE SUV 22065................................................................ 2012 JettA SeSE32392 .......................................$14,999 $14,999 2012 Volkswagen Sedan 32392............................................................ 2012 Beetle 2.5l 30751 .................................$14,999 2012 Volkswagen 2.5L Hatchback 30751............................................... $14,999 2012 iMpreZA BASe 33059 .............................$17,495 *Tax, tags & license fees not included.

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Yard Sale MOUNTAIN TOP MOVING SALE 3588 Blytheburn Road Sat., Sept 28th, 9-3 Washer, gas dryer, ss stove, dining room set, water bed frame, brand name kid's clothes, oak entertainment center, dresser & lots for sale including the house! YARD SALE SAT., 9/28 & SUN 9/29 8AM-3PM Household goods, clothing, collectibles & more! NANTICOKE YARD SALE 21 West Grand Street Sat., Sept. 28th, 9-2 Halloween & Christmas outdoor decoration, lights & more NANTICOKE 213 East Green Street Sat., Sept. 28, 9-3 First Time Yard/Tent Sale! Rain or Shine! No Early Birds! Something for Everyone!

Yard Sale SHAVERTOWN MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE 149 North Pioneer Avenue Sat., Sept. 28th, 8am-2pm Lizzie High dolls, Boyd's bears, assorted children's items, household goods, rotisserie oven, juicer, chandelier, bird cage & stand, clothing, tools, plants, furniture, holiday items & much more!

Yard Sale WILKES-BARRE/NORTH RUMMAGE SALE Baba's Kitchen - Sch. Hall Sts. Peter & Paul Corner of N. River & W. Chestnut Sts. near General Hospital Fri., Sept 27, 4-7 Sat.,Sept 28, 9-2, SUNDAY IS BAG DAY! Sun., Sept. 29, 10-2 Upstairs Hall: Vintage material, clothes, books, CD's, furniture & lots more! Downstairs Hall: Babaʼs Kitchen, featuring homemade food

KINGSTON Yard Sale! 22 South Goodwin Street Sat., Sept 28, , 8 to 1. Toddler girl's & young women's clothes, household items, kid DVD's, CD's, 19' rims w/Toyo tires, 5 lug for VW, Fischer price bb hoop, girl's 12" bike & more! Yard Sale

HARVEYS LAKE Estate Sale
63 Baird Street Sat., Sept. 28 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Off white GE gas stove, over range microwave, crystal lamp, brand new men's & women's Trek bikes, furniture, sterling silver items, toys, clothes, walker, golf clubs, jewelry, linens, WB Penquin items, basketball net & much, much more! SHAVERTOWN

179 & 185 Sand Springs Drive SATURDAY 9/28 8AM-1PM

DRUMS TWO FAMILY SALE

Upon arriving at Harveys Lake, turn left at Grotto Pizza. Continue around the lake for 3.25 miles. Turn left onto Baird Street at Pole 183. 63 Baird Street is 300 yards up the hill on the right side. Gigantic Estate Sale with Thousands of Items. Complete contents of home: antiques, old toys, frames, books, knick knacks galore, vinyl records, furniture, china sets, beds, blankets, linens, Tiffany lamps, depression glass, jewelry, collectibles. Cash only EXETER 161 Susquehanna Ave. Sat., Sept. 28, 8-3 Fall Mums, holiday decorations, Kindergarten classroom and teacher items, books, house hold items and plus size clothes. EXETER YARD SALE 9 West Packer Avenue Sat., Sept 28th, 8-2 ADDITIONAL MERCHANDISE ADDED Excellent Variety of Items! Great Prices! FORTY FORT 131 Center Street Sat., Sept 28, 9- ? Pack Rack Surrenders! 40

Fri., & Sat., 9/27 & 9/28 9AM-3PM 27 ONEONTA HILL Take Route 415 to lake - bear left & go over bridge to stop sign make a left then a quick right up Oneonta Hill. Parking is extremely limited. It's best to park at bottom of hill. This 6 room 2 story house + garage is loaded from antiques to new! Follow the bright green signs. KINGSTON GARAGE SALE 38 West Walnut Street Sat., Sept 28, 9-2 Gas grill, couch, large TV, household items, pictures, toys & games, purses, clothes & much more! Great Prices! 87 PRICE ST. SAT., 9/28 9AM-3PM Power & hand tools, furniture, kitchenware, garden tools, computer hardware, home decor, linens & more! Rear 371 Northhampton St. SAT., 9/28TH - 8 AM - 2PM Tons of toys, boys clothing 3 mos to size 12, large baby items. LARKSVILLE ESTATE SALE 46 Pace Street Fri & Sat, 27 & 28, 8-4 Large appliances, household, clothes & much more! LUZERNE YARD SALE 67 Seebold Street Sat. Sept. 28th, 8-12 No Early Arrivals! Outdoor furniture, holiday decorations, books, toys, cupboards, household items, odd & ends.

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Sat. Sept. 28, 8am-4pm Plenty of vendors and a lot of homemade food! 570-675-3375

2355 Huntsville Rd HUNTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

years of Treasures, new & antique!

DALLAS 411 VALLEY VIEW DRIVE (OFF LAKE ST) SAT., 9/28 9am-3pm Kids motorcycle, basketball hoop, electric hockey table & much, much more

ESTATE SALE 92 East Pettebone St Sat, Sept., 28, 8AM-4PM Entire contents of home & garage for sale. Prices cut at noon, Free items at 3pm HANOVER TOWNSHIP 37 West St. Mary's Rd. Sat., Sept. 28, 9-3 Entertainment center, water cooler, 19" TV, Women's, girls (Hollister and Aero) and Boys clothing, movies & household. HANOVER TWP. Multi YARD SALE Phillips Street Thurs, Fri & Sat, Sept 26th, 27th & 28th, 9-3 Camping, hunting & fishing equipment, tools, automotive & household items, antique furniture, antiques, men's & women's plus sized clothing & a lot of everything else!

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DALLAS YARD SALE 877 Lockville Road between Village & Brace Rds. Sat., Sept 28, 8-1 Harley windshield & helmet, cameras, vintage sewing machine, household items, etc. 570-333-1075 DALLAS HUGE SALE 98 Goldsmith Road (Upper and Lower Demunds Meet, go past Brewers Bar) Fri. & Sat., Sept. 27 & 28, 9-3 MEYERS, ROOSEVELT, & BELLAS STREETS NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE SAT., 9/28, 8AM-2PM Jewelry, tools, electronics, school uniforms, furniture, & much more! 215 MAPLE ST. SAT 8/28 8AM-4PM VAREITY OF ITEMS

SAT., SEPT. 18th 9AM-2PM Snowblower, kerosene heater, antiques, handmade furniture, primitives, crafts, holiday, clothes, books, household. Low Prices, No Junk! BEAUMONT 1199 Star Hill Road Fri. 2-6 & Sat. 9-5 Clothes, Household, Building Materials & Much more! MOUNTAIN TOP CLOSE OUT FROM A CLOSED ANTIQUES CONSIGNMENT SHOP 370 Nuangola Road Sat., Sept 28, 8-2 Craftsman wood lathe, household items, books, hand made linens & much, much more! SHAVERTOWN 55 West Center Street Sat., Sept. 28, 8-? Come, Come you won't be disappointed, baby and kids clothes, tools, toys, toys and toys, and Much More!

MULTI FAMILY

LUZERNE 468 CHARLES ST.

EVERYTHING MUST GO! Avoca Borough will hold a public sale of remaining items on Sat., Oct. 5th from 9am3pm& Sun., Oct. 6th from 12pm-3pm. Including: Traulson industrial refrigerator/freezer, dual oven, 6 burner with griddle Vulcan (NG) stove, 4 burner Garland (NG) stove/oven, 6 sets of exterior stained glass doors, 3 glass panel interior double doors, three bay stainless steel restaurant sink, assorted chandeliers, 12 assorted large oak handcrafted cabinets, 36" sliding hall divider, 40' stair lift chair, Allen electronic organ & many more miscellaneous items! COME WALK THRU For more information, please call 570-457-4947 **All items must be removed by 10/15/13**

AVOCA 944 Main Street PRE-DEMOLITION SALE SS. Peter & Paul Ch.

159 Terrace Ave. (Carverton to Spring Garden to Terrace) Fri. Sat., Sept 27-28, 8-3 Estate of intellectual gentleman! Over 1,500 books on art, music, antiques, history, etc. He was a true Anglophile, there is Coronation memorabilia, Royal Doulton jugs, Welsh and English collectibles and dishware. Country décor with sofas, sofa bed, recliners, chairs, tables, lamps, Dining room suite with open hutch and side server. Kitchen set, kitchen items, Linens, Twin and queen size beds, dressers, chest, bookcases, Roll top desk, Art and wall décor. Sewing machine, 3,000 record albums, cases of cassettes, sheet music, Slide cases and projector, cameras, shells, Christmas decorations, Archeology Magazines, Screen house, garage and shed items! Too much to list, all priced to sell WEST PITTSTON 408 Wyoming Ave. First United Methodist Church Apple Festival & Flea Market Sat., Sept. 28, 9-5 WEST WYOMING MOVING SALE 38 Lincoln Ave. Sat., Sept 28, 9-1 Furniture, appliances, tools, golf & household items. 174 CAREY AVE. APT 2 SUN., 9/29 - 1PM-6PM SUN., OCT 6 - 1PM-6PM Furniture, kitchen table & chairs, entertainment center, bedroom suite, dishware, Christmas items, coats, 19" flat screen TV, area rug, TV stand, & odds & ends WILKES-BARRE 203 Coal Street Fri. 9-6 & Sat., 9-Noon Misc. Household, toys, curtains, jewelery, clothes & Etc.

WILKES-BARRE Make It, Bake It or Grow It Auction
Live & Silent Auction Event! Saturday, September 28 Parsons Primitive Methodist Church 193 Austin Avenue, Wilkes-Barre Doors Open at 5PM Bidding Begins at 6PM Fun for the whole family! Start your Holiday Shopping, past items have included: Gift Baskets for Men, Women & Children, Baked Goods, Homemade Baby Blankets, plants & more! Refreshments will be available.

ESTATE SALE
88 KENT LANE Sat., Sept. 28, 2013 8:00-4:00 Directions: Near S. Empire between Metcalf and Dana- No Parking on Kent Lane.

MAYFLOWER CROSSING
508 South Empire St. Sat., Sept 28th, 8am-12pm Rain Date October 5th

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Entire Contents of House Including: Beautiful Antique Mahogany Dining Room Set, Antique Oak Curved Glass China Cabinet, Large Ornate Mahogany Leather Top Drum Table, Victorian Chairs and Tables, Ornate Walnut Cedar Chest, Nice Maple Bedroom Set, Lift Chair, Antique Porcelain, Art Glass, Loads of Glassware Inc. Milk Glass, Fenton, Fostoria, Vintage Cups and Saucers, Lots of Costume Jewelry, Lamps and Much More! This is a Great Sale! Credit Cards Accepted! SALE BY COOK & COOK ESTATE LIQUIDATORS WWW.COOKANDCOOKESTATE LIQUIDATORS.COM 183 SECOND ST. SAT., 9/28 9AM-4PM Holiday & HH items & more

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WILKES-BARRE TWP. GARAGE SALE In the garage behind 14 Casey Ave Sat., Sept 28, 8:30 to 1 Lamps, girls & boys preteen bedroom decor, medicine cabinet, bathroom sink, Harry Potter books, roller blades, Nike sneakers, clothing, back pks. WILKES-BARRE Yard Sale 122 McLean Street Sat., Sept 28th, 9-3 Toys, clothes, electronics, movies, kitchenware, jewelry, craft supplies & much more! WILKES-BARRE YARD SALE 258 Riverside Drive Sat., Sept 28, 9-3 Fishing, tools, household, jewelry & lots of everything else!

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POLE 279, OUTLET across from Lakeside Skillet SAT., 9/28 - 8AM-6PM Great selection of household items, kids toys, games, books & more. Something for all!

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Furniture & Accessories BED/twin with built in 4 drawers under & shelves, light in headboard. paid $800 6 months old, asking $250. Kitchen table with leaf, 4 chairs solid wood, used Asking $75. 570-690-3760 1518 8th Street, Carverton Near Francis Slocum St. Park Bedroom Suit:oak cannon ball bed frame, headboard, footboard, queen mattress (new) box spring, chest of drawers, large dresser w/mirrored , lighted top, night stand w/drawers. Beautiful. $600.00 Call 570-675-0248 after 5:30pm COUCH Olive color, very good condition. $200. Call Nancy 570-479-0021 DINING ROOM SET , large china cabinet with lighted shelves, 3 drawers & 2 cabinets, table with 3 12" leafs server & 6 upholstered chairs $1200. Tiffany lamp, large size for over table, neutral color $100. Brass chandelier $50. Dog crate medium size $50. 570-823-9467 after 6pm Dining set 6 chairs & lighted china cabinet, med. oak, very good condition, solid & heavy $300.00. 5 piece bedroom set, antique, cherry wood, 4 poster queen bed with new mattress $375.00 Total for all items: $675.00 570-868-0440 Miscellaneous

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CHEVY '01 IMPALA Power windows, locks, air, 52k. MUST SEE & DRIVE! $5,450. 570-825-7577 Freshly state inspected & warrantied. Financing available. Car Fax Guaranteed.

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11 AUDI S5 CONVERTIBLE SPRINT blue/ black / brown leather interior, navigation, 7 spd auto turbo, AWD 10 CHEVY IMPALA LT silver 59k miles 08 NISSAN AKTIMA SL grey, grey leather, sunroof 07 BUICK LUCERNE CXL silver, grey leather 06 AUDI A6 3.2 AVANT/STATION WAGON black, tan leather navigation, AWD 06 CADILLAC DTS silver, black leather, chrome alloys 06 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS grey, auto, 4 cyl 05 CHEVY MONTE CARLO LT white V6 05 CHEVY MONTE CARLO LS gold 02 VW BEETLE GLS lime green 5 speed, 4 cylinder 73 PORSCHE 914 green & black, 5 speed, 62k miles.

RT. 309 W-B TWP Near Wegman's 570-822-7359 CHEVY ʻ10 IMPALA LT V6, Auto, all power, cruise, CD. Very clean. Balance of GMʼs Warranty. SPECIAL $11,995 Full Notary Service Tags & Title Transfers

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MITSUBISHI '01 SPIDER GT CONVERTIBLE. Power windows, locks, air. SPORTY! $5,975. 570-825-7577 State inspected & warrantied. Financing available. Car Fax Guaranteed.

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DVD Gong Show movie $10. 5 storm windows $10. ea. Goodyear Wrangler tire P205/75R15 $25. 1 205/75R14 $20. 8' 4" PVC pipe $10. '88 caprice taillights $20. Chevy V8 350 bearing set $15. 18" tires $80. 570-740-1246

444 Market Street Kingston
CHEVY '94 S10 PICK UP 4X4, automatic, extras too numerous to mention. $2,000. 570-288-3053

GMC '05 SIERRA
2WD. ONE OWNER, LIKE NEW! $5,995. 570-696-4377

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27,000 miles, automatic, air, power steering & brakes, CD/Sirius radio Balance of Factory Warranty Like New. Special $9.995 Full Notary Service Tags & Title Transfers CHRYSLER '06 300 TOURING Gold with beige leather, heated power seats, alloys, 68k. Local Trade, Like New! $11,995.

NISSAN '01 ALTIMA SE Power windows, locks, air, moonroof. $4,575. 570-825-7577 Freshly state inspected & warrantied. Financing available. CAR FAX ONE OWNER

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Laredo 2005 PRICE REDUCED! 82,000 miles, Well maintained, excellent condition. Beige in color, $10,500. 570654-7451 or 570-466-4669

1518 8th Street, Carverton Near Francis Slocum St. Park 4X4. V6. BARGAIN PRICE $3,995. 570-696-4377

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RT. 309 W-B TWP Near Wegman's 570-822-7359

CHEVY '02 BLAZER

1518 8th Street, Carverton Near Francis Slocum St. Park

MAZDA '03 TRIBUTE
Leather, sunroof, 4x4. Good Miles! $4,995 570-696-4377 Auto Services

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08 LIBERTY SPORT Silver, V6 4x4 08 CHRYSLER T&C TOURING Blue, entertainment center 7 passenger mini van 08 JEEP COMMANDER SPORT dark grey, 3rd seat, 4x4 08 JEEP PATRIOT SPORT black, 4 cylinder, 5 speed 4x4 08 FORD EDGE SE white V6 AWD 07 HYUNDAI VERA CRUZ silver, 3rd seat 4x4 07 CHRYSLER ASPEN LTD dark grey, 3rd seat, 4x4 07 DODGE CARAVAN SXT green, 07 GMC YUKON DENALI electric blue, black leather, navigation 4x4 06 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO white, grey leather, 4x4 06 SUBARU FORESTER silver, V6, 4x4 06 DODGE DAKOTA QUAD CAB TRUCK silver, 4 door, V6, 4x4 06 NISSAN MURANO SE white AWD 06 MERCURY MARINER silver, V6, AWD 06 HONDA PILOT EX silver, 3rd seat, 4x4 06 CHEVY 1500 SILVERADO REG CAB truck red, 4x4 06 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB Black, V8, 4x4 truck 05 CHEVY EQUINOX LT Red, V6, AWD 05 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS Black, V6, 4x4 05 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE off road, grey, 3rd seat, 4x4 05 BUICK RENZVOUS CXL Light grey, tan leather AWD 05 NISSAN XTERRA black, V6, 4x4 05 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER white, V6, 4x4 05 CHEVY COLORADO CLUB CAB grey 4x4 truck 05 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING blue, 7 passenger mini van 05 FORD ESCAPE XLT Red, V6 4x4 05 HYUNDAI TUSCON LX green auto, AWD 04 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER XLS Blue, 4 cul., AWD 04 CHEVY 1500 SILVERADO CREW CAB white, 4 door, 4x4 truck 04 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT QUAD CAB black 4 door 4x4 truyck 04 GMC ENVOY black, V6, 4x4 04 FORD EXPLORER XLT silver V6 3rd seat, 4x4 03 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LTD grey black leather sunroof 4x4 03 FORD EXPEDITION XLT silver, 3rd seat, 4x4 02 MITSUBISHI MONTERO XLS Silver, V6, 3rd seat 4x4 02 FORD F150 SUPER CREW red & tan 4 door. 4x4 truck 01 CHEVY TRACKER LT white V6 4x4 54k miles 01 DODGE DAKOTA CLUB CAB SPORT blue, V6, 4x4 truck 01 FORD EXPLORER SPORT silver, 2 door, 4x4 98 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB V8, 4x4 truck 99 FORD F 150 SUPER CAB silver 4x4 truck 97 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LTD 4x4

SATURN '04 ION Power windows, locks, air. 72K SHARP! $5,570. 570-825-7577 Freshly state inspected & warrantied. Financing available. Car Fax Guaranteed.

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Old Toys, Model Kits, Bikes, Dolls, Guns, Mining Items, Trains & Musical Instruments, Hess. 474-9544

444 Market Street Kingston

1518 8th Street, Carverton Near Francis Slocum St. Park 4 cylinder. 5 speed. REAL SHARP CAR! $3,995. 570-696-4377 Good condition, new brakes. Navy Blue. 40,000K. Interior is in good shape. $10,800. Call Kristen 570-704-6022

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SCION XD 11'

1518 8th Street, Carverton Near Francis Slocum St. Park 4X4. V6. EXTRA SHARP! $5,995. 570-696-4377

Match Box Cars in excellent condition with carrying case. Total of 48 cars, all for $15.00 Call 570-735-6638 Appliances DISHWASHER portable, Kenmore black with butcher block top $175. Back Mountain. 570-239-5254 REFRIGERATOR white, 7 year old Roper, side by side, ice/water dispenser & humidity control crispers $295. Dishwasher white, full size, Frigidaire Galley Series, 5 cycles, 3 options $245. 570-287-0362 WASHER & DRYER Kenmore less than 2 years old, perfect condition, will sacrifice $500. Brand new bike seats Schwinn & Roadmaster $15. ea. Brand new Harmony electric guitar $50. All priced firm. 570-947-0032 Baby Items NURSERY BEDDING SET : Crib bumper pads, diaper stacker, large baby blanket. Lams & ivy moon & stars pattern, excellent condition. $50. 570-709-4316

BOOKCASE, white, 2 shelves KITCHEN SET beautiful, wood $15. Bedroom chest white, 5 with cushions for chairs $100. drawers, $20. Bedroom dressELECTRIC FIREPLACE new, er white, 9 drawers $40. DR never used with receipt 4200. $60. DR cabinet $50. Shed STAINLESS STEEL water Rubbermaid 8'x10' $25. 2 deck cooler $45. Old porch ROCK- boxes $25 ea. 570-902-9363 ING CHAIR, wood $40. GARAGE DOOR OPENER 570-824-3507 Raynor 1/3 HP with remote Living room set (3 piece) and $50. 570-824-1020 free entertainment center with t.v. Both are very nice. Call MEDICAL GUARDIAN: 570-970-3980 Medical Alert for Seniors - 24/7 monitoring. LIVING ROOM SET rattan, 2 FREE Equipment. Free sofas, 1 end table, 1 coffee table with glass top $450. Rock- Shipping. Nationwide Service. $29.95/Month CALL Medical er/recliner, dark green $50. ExGuardian Today cellent condition. 855-850-9105 570-654-4112 PATIO CHAIRS metal frame, brown, 2, like new $35. ea. Outdoor lounge chairs brown, metal frame, 2, like new $35. ea. 570-735-7619 PORCH FURNITURE: couch, 2 chairs, 2 ottomans, coffee table, 3 yrs. old $250. 2 seated couch & chair, yellow & white $75. 570-288-4384 SOFA Broyhill, very well made, good condition. Asking $150. 570-740-1448 STORAGE BENCH walnut color 18"hx38"long $50. Toshiba 12" TV with built in VCR. Good working condition $25. 570-763-5604 Landscaping & Gardening STRAWBERRY PLANTS by the bucket, fill yur 5 gallon bucket with ever blooming plants for $20. Very hardy. A wide variety of flowers & trees FREE. Bring your own containers. 570-823-3030 for app't Machinery & Equipment MY COMPUTER WORKS: My Computer Works Computer problems? Viruses, spyware, email, printer issues, bad internet connections - FIX IT NOW! Professional, U.S.based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 1-888-781-3386

1518 8th Street, Carverton Near Francis Slocum St. Park ONE OWNER. Auto. SHARP CLEAN CAR $4,495. 570-696-4377

CHEVY '06 TRAILBLAZER

DODGE '06 STRATUS

RT. 309 W-B TWP Near Wegman's 570-822-7359 DODGE '10 JOURNEY Light grey, 4 cylinder, all power, cruise, tilt, alloys, Sirius radio, 56k. Balance of factory warranty. Very clean..very economical. SALE PRICE $12,995. Full Notary Service Tags & Title Transfers FORD TAURUS SE 05' Low Miles, 35K. Runs great, New Tires. $5,000 570-779-9976

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TOYOTA '05 MATRIX XR Power windows, locks, air. 63K. excellent $8,900. 570-825-7577 State inspected & warrantied. Financing available. Car Fax Guaranteed. TOYOTA '07 HIGHLANDER V6 3.3 litre, 4WD 100,000 MILES. Auto. Black. Inspected until 6/14. leather, EVERYTHING POWER, Sunroof. Clean inside & out . $14,500 OBO. 570-417-9974

93 Butler Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 570-825-8253 CHEVY '97 BLAZER 4 door, 6 cylinder auto, 4x4, very good condition. $1,750 Current Inspection On All Vehicles DEALER

LEO'S AUTO SALES

OIL 42 quarts of new 5W30 oil Pennzoil, Valvoline, Mobil, Castrol CTX $2.50 per quart. 570-654-4901 OMAHA STEAKS: ENJOY 100% guaranteed, delivered-to-the-door Omaha Steaks! SAVE 74% PLUS 4 FREE Burgers - The Family Value Combo - Only $39.99. ORDER Today 1-888-721-9573, use code 48643XMD - or www.OmahaSteaks.com/mbff6 9 READY FOR MY QUOTE CABLE: SAVE on Cable TV-InternetDigital Phone-Satellite. You've Got A Choice! Options from ALL major service providers. Call us to learn more! CALL TODAY. 888-929-9254 Rice Coal half ton $70.00 Call 570-256-7923 Musical Instruments

RT. 309 W-B TWP Near Wegman's 570-822-7359 FORD '11 ESCAPE XLT 4 cyl., all power, AM/FM/CDE, Siriusn radio, alloys, cruise, tilt. EXTRA CLEAN. SPECIAL $13,995 Full Notary Service Tags & Title Transfers

BEN'S AUTO SALES

Red. Very good condition. Never in an accident. Well maintained, professionally cleaned & buffed. Used as church car for pastor. 97,000 miles. $8,795. Contact William Smalt @ 570-881-2165

TOYOTA '08 CAMRY LE

1518 8th Street, Carverton Near Francis Slocum St. Park GOOD WORK TRUCK! $1,295 Call for details 570-696-4377

Building Materials WINDOWS replacement new 1-16"x27.5" & 1 - 18"x27" white vinyl double hung insulated glass, 1/2 screen $40 each or 2 for $70. LADDER RACKS commercial grade brand name Weather Guard $60. 570-735-7658 WINDOWS vinyl hung replacement windows low E with grid, like new (7) 31-3/8wx65.5h; (7) 31-3/8wx42h; (2) 27 1/8wxx45h; (1) 33-7/8wx42h $50 each. or all for $700. 570-650-7174

DODGE '95 RAM 1500 X-CAB 4X4

portable line boring bar machine for heavy equipment. Bores from 1.3.75" to 10". Used infrequently. Excellent condition, in waterproof cases, includes extra attachments. 814-734-8994 or 703-409-9261 Miscellaneous ANNUITY.COM Guaranteed Income For Your Retirement Avoid market risk & get guaranteed income for retirement! Call for FREE copy of our SAFE MONEY GUIDE Plus Annuity Quotes from A-Rated companies! 800-423-0676 BOOK Egyptian book 1800's $10. Harry Potter Scene It game DVD $10. 2 Gem Trees Paudshell Amethyst & Agate $5. ea. Unique picture of ship made of wood & string $10. 2 beautiful framed pastel pictures $20. ea. 209-1909 BOOKS children's books Thomas the Tank 13 books $5. 570-603-1195 CANADA DRUGS: Canada Drug Center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 75 percent on all your medications needs. Call today 1-800-341-2398 for $10.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. CANDLES / YANKEE (53) new 22 oz fall & Christmas scents $10. ea. 14.5 oz new fall scents 2 jars $6. ea. 25 Woodwick candles 21 oz new assorted scents $10. ea. 570-693-2329 CANES & WALKING STICKS. 25 available. Made from slippery maple trees. Many different shapes & sizes. $5 to $6 dollars ea. 570-735-2081 CHANDELIER 3 tier, all glass $25. MICROWAVE oven cart $20. PURSES $5. & up. KIDS BOOKS $1. & up. 570-855-8764 CHANDELIER Victorian brass, 5 lights. Cost 4300. asking $50. 570-779-3653 DISH: DISH TV Retailer. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL NOW! 1-800-734-5524 DUMMY MTH unit ENG $315. Oak wall phone 1907 $290. 2 gallon brown jug Pittston,PA $25. Marx tin doll house with furniture $50. Hess '02 in box $20. Gulf truck in box $15. Maple glider chair, new $75. 570-735-1589 Luggage Carrier for roof top. Molded plastic, large, excellent shape. Can be locked. $25.00 Call 570-779-4176

CLIMAX BB4000

Dual sun roofs, 6 speed auto, too many options to mention. REDUCED $16,000 for quick sale. 570-472-1149 FORD '05 ESCAPE XLT 4WD, power windows, locks, air, seat, moonroof, 80K. $8,475 570-825-7577 State inspected & warrantied. Financing available. Car Fax ONE OWNER.

TOYOTA '12 SCION TC COUPE

Clarinet (Leblanc Vito B flat) older model. Good working order. Excellent for beginner. $150.00 Call 570-814-2773 Office Equipment Computer Desk 2 piece, blue with tan trim. $75.00 Call 570-256-7923 Sporting Goods

1518 8th Street, Carverton Near Francis Slocum St. Park

Clothing COAT ladies black leather 3/4 length sz 14. Skirt & jacket suits navy size 6; caramel sz 8. $7. ea. Boys winter boots (2) Spiderman & Cars design $4. & $3. Girls boots sz 13 navy/red trim & high silver boot $3. ea. 570-288-0060 JACKET black motorcycle type, size 40, good condition $125. 570-287-5640 SNEAKERS boys size 4 Youth Under Armour; black with green, worn once $20. 570-603-1195 Computer Equip. & Software COMPUTER Windows 7, excellent condition, works good on internet $50. 570-824-7354 Exercise Equipment TREADMILL $40. GAZELLE EXERCISER $60. SMALL REFRIGERATOR $25. 570-287-6427 TREADMILL Expanse 600, Space saver design. Excellent condition $75. 570-654-5141 TREADMILL, PRO-FORM Crosswalk, safety key, fan, multi programs, hardly used, excellent condition. Paid $500, will sell for $275. 570-696-2169, leave message. WEIGHT BENCH & cast iron weights over 300 lbs. Dumbbells & barbells $300. 570-855-3113 Furnances & Heaters

DODGE '06 DAKOTA
QUAD CAB ONE OWNER, LIKE NEW! $7,995. 570-696-4377

BEN'S AUTO SALES
RT. 309 W-B TWP Near Wegman's 570-822-7359

TOYOTA '06 COROLLA LE Power windows, locks, seat, air. 65k. SHARP! 8,950. 570-825-7577 State inspected & warrantied. Financing available. CAR FAX GUARANTEED.

FORD '00 EXCURSION LIMITED 4 X 4 Well maintained, runs great, many extras & new parts. $5,000. 570-574-3881

BOW CASE SKB like new. New was $259. sell for $100. 570-824-5588 COMPOUND BOW Alpine Colt serial#31490, draw 16-20 weight 25, Tune 16. Great starter bow. Used in great shape $50. Red/silver sparkle browning MicroMidas 5-3728 compound bow, some scratches $100. 570-499-8068 TREE STANDS 16" ladder for hunters $300. OBO. 570-3470593 after 7 pm Want To Buy Pay in Cash. For old cupboards, mining items, books, magazines, advertising, radios, fountain pens, old clocks, glassware, furniture, toys, cameras, guns and swords, Rail Road items, coins, silver bars, jewelry. 570-881-5202 or 570-925-5466 WANTED TO BUY Old car books, brochures, catalogs & paint chip binders. $$Cash Paid! 570-516-9953

$ BUYING $ JUNK CARS & TRUCKS Highest Prices Paid Free Pickup
CA$H PAID 570-288-8995

Auto, all power, cruise, tilt, alloys. Black. Economical. Like new. Sporty. SALE PRICE $12,995. Full Notary Service Tags & Title Transfers HONDA '10 CIVIC EX 4 door sedan, blue/grey cloth, alloy wheels, sunroof, 20k miles. Factory Warranty $14,995.

FORD ‘12 FUSION SE

AWD, silver/silver, sunroof, GPS, runs & looks great, 128,000 miles. $7,400. Contact John 570-479-3955 VW '03 JETTA GLS Red with black cloth, heated seats, alloys, 108k. Extended Warranty $6,200.

VOLVO ' 06 S80 TURBO

4 Cyl., 5-Speed, good condition. $2,200. 570-825-4261

Ford Ranger Pickup 94'

Old Items Wanted.

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Boats & Marinas

1518 8th Street, Carverton Near Francis Slocum St. Park 4X4, leather, sunroof, 3rd row seat. ONE OWNER EXCELLENT! $4,995. 570-696-4377

FORD '02 EXPLORER

CHEVROLET '01 MALIBU LS Power windows, locks, seat, handicap accessible, 51K $5,995 570-825-7577 State inspected & warrantied. Financing available. Car Fax Guaranteed. Chevrolet '13 Impala LT 13'

444 Market Street Kingston

444 Market Street Kingston ALUMACRAFT '93 LITE

14' 1999 2 stoke 8HP Mercury motor, 1993 Load Rite trailer. Asking $1,300. 570-606-6848 HONDA '06 CIVIC LX Power windows, locks, air. SHARP! $7,950 570-825-7577 State inspected & warrantied. Financing available. CAR FAX - ONE OWNER Motorcycles KAWASAKI '05 VULCAN 750 5800 miles, shaft driven, extras. Great condition. $2,495. 570-820-7784 570-417-4740 RVs / Campers Mini Winnebago 86' 18', new inspection. Sleeps 4. Sink, stove, refrigerator and bathroom with shower. All in working condition. $2,900. 570-779-3639 Mini Winnebago 86' 18', new inspection. Sleeps 4. Sink, stove, refrigerator and bathroom with shower. All in working condition. $2,900. 570-779-3639 1518 8th Street, Carverton Near Francis Slocum St. Park 4X4, 3rd row Seat, SHARP SUV! $5,995. 570-696-4377 1518 8th Street, Carverton Near Francis Slocum St. Park

FORD '05 ESCAPE
4X4. Leather. Sunroof. CLEAN SUV! $5,995. 570-696-4377

HEAT YOUR ENTIRE HOME water, and more with an OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. B & C Outdoor Wood Furnace, LLC. 570-477-5692
Furniture & Accessories BED for toddler, white and pink with mattress. $60.00. 570-256-7923 BED frame with brass headboard, full $75. French Provincial sofa, soft gold & white, $100. Matching chair & ottoman $75. 2 White end tables-2 shelves, $35. ea. Oval coffee table, glass/brass $75. 70.655.6290

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V6, Well equipped including remote starter, keyless entry, alloy wheels. 25k miles. $15,899. KELLY 875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243

HYUNDAI '03 ELANTRA GLS Power windows, locks, air, 52K. ECONOMICAL $5,575. 570-825-7577 Freshly state inspected & warrantied. Financing available. CAR FAX ONE OWNER

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