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SEPT. 11 AVENGED: Crowds gather at Ground Zero KEEPING THE SPIRIT: President urges continued unity QUIET REMEMBRANCE: Mood somber at Shanksville
At top, is pictured a flag placed at the temporary memorial to United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., on Monday. Melissa LaCour, left, Brittany McGarry, second from left, Bryan Murray, second from right, and Dennis Vincent celebrate outside the ABC studio in New York’s Times Square as news of Osama bin Laden’s death is announced on the ticker, Monday.
Killing of bin Laden sparks celebrations across U.S.
RAID TOOK years to plan, 40 minutes to carry out. 6A JUSTICE SERVED, says Pa.’s delegation of bin Laden’s death. 6A FORMER REP. Chris Carney has sense of U.S. pride. 6A PAKISTAN’S ROLE in events under scrutiny. 7A A TIMELINE of Osama bin Laden’s life. 7A
By CRISTIAN SALAZAR Associated Press
NEW YORK — Joyous at the release of a decade’s frustration, Americans streamed to the site of the World Trade Center, the gates of the White House and smaller but no less jubilant gatherings across the nation to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden — cheering, waving flags and belting the national anthem. Ground zero, more familiar these past 10 years for bagpipes playing “Amazing Grace” and solemn speeches and arguments over
what to build to honor the Sept. 11 dead, became, for the first time, a place of revelry. President Barack Obama urged lawmakers Monday to "harness some of that unity" washing over the nation after Osama bin Laden’s death and carry it into the contentious debates awaiting them over federal spending, the debt and other issues. At a White House dinner for members of Congress, Obama acknowledged past disagreements and preSee JOY, Page 7A
Bittersweet news for family members
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Dionne Layne, facing front, hugs Mary Power in New York City. At left is the rising new Freedom Tower of the World Trade Center.
On Saturday, Phyllis Carlo’s 75th birthday, she felt her son Michael’s presence. That day, Carlo, of Wanamie, sat down with family members at her other home in Florida to watch a September 11th-tribute DVD featuring pictures of her son, a New York City firefighter who was killed in the line of duty at the World Trade Center. The disc wouldn’t work prop- Carlo erly; it kept skipping. “Someone in the crowd said, ‘Michael is talking to us; he’s trying to tell us something,’” she said.
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Gun supplier in trooper killing gets seven months in prison
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Plymouth man charged in fatal shooting of teen girl
Martin J. Beamer says a gun went off during a struggle, according to an affidavit.
By MARK GUYDISH email@example.com
PHILADELPHIA–Followingan emotional hearing, a federal judge on Monday rejected pleas for leniency for the woman who supplied the gun that killed state trooper Joshua Miller, sentencing her to 7 months in prison. The sentence for Emily Gross, imposed by U.S. District Judge Darnell Jones, was significantly harsher than the 12 months house arrest federal prosecutors and de- See GROSS, Page 12A
fense attorneys had agreed to recommend. Jones rejected the recommendation, which was advisory, after hearing testiGross mony from five witnesses, including Miller’s widow, Angela, his mother, Peggy, sister, Kelly and Susan
NANTICOKE – After being told he was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 17-year-old girl, and that bail was set at a stiff $250,000 cash, Martin Joseph Beamer, 24, of Plymouth, softly asked if he could see his 4-year- See SHOOTING, Page 12A
old daughter. “That’s not likely to happen,” District Judge Donald Whittaker replied. Clad in dark green prison garb with wrists shackled to his waist and nothing but white socks on his feet, Beamer had entered the building about 40 minutes earlier on Monday, offering a brief and unsolicited apology to the handful of media covering his arrival. “I’m sorry to the family,” he said as he walked. Then, turning before entering the double glass
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State police officers escort shooting suspect Martin Joseph Beamer into District Judge Donald Whittaker’s office Monday.
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Missing student found at Ricketts Glen
By MARK GUYDISH firstname.lastname@example.org
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HARRISBURG (AP) — One player matched all five winning numbers drawn in Monday’s “Pennsylvania Cash 5” game and will collect a jackpot worth $125,000. Lottery officials said 49 players matched four numbers and won $314 each; 1,533 players matched three numbers and won $17 each; and 19,950 players matched two numbers and won $1 each. Thursday’s “Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto” jackpot will be worth at least $1.05 million because no player holds a ticket with one row that matches all six winning numbers drawn in Monday’s game.
A 17-year-old student from the Red Rock Job Corps Center was found late Monday after apparently walking alone into nearby Ricketts Glen State Park nearly 30 hours earlier. John Bibb, of Delaware, was greeted by his father, Lee, who had come to the park after learning his son had been missing since about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Search-and rescue teams from
numerous area municipalities converged on the park Monday afternoon to search for Bibb, who, according to Mildred Fireman Ed Fitzgerald, had not been seen since Sunday morning. Accounts varied. Witnesses said several Red Rock students had gone for a walk in a field near the center in Colley Township, Sullivan County, and that Bibb had either decided to rest as the others left him, or decided to walk farther when they neared
Warren Davenport Jr.
April 30, 2011
rie Pierontoni, Shickshinny; sisters, Michelle Sutton, and her husband, Richard, Shickshinny, Natasha Davenport, Stillwater, Pa., Tamara Wilkes, Shickshinny, and Vanelia Wilkes, Benton, Pa.; stepmother, Charlotte Davenport, Stillwater; and step-father, Paul Rinehammer, Shickshinny. day, April 30, 2011. Funeral services will be held at He was born February 16, 1987, in 11 a.m. Friday from the Clarke Piatt Kingston, a son of Warren K. Davenport, Stillwater and Brenda Hunsin- Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek, with the Rev. ger Rinehammer, Shickshinny. Warren was employed by Gutter Terry Hughes officiating. Interment will be held in Marvin Cemetery, Pro, Shickshinny. He is survived by his children, Se- Union Township, Shickshinny. lina, Katelyn, Jason, and Todd Da- Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. venport, all at home; girlfriend, Car- Thursday at the funeral home. Warren K. Davenport Jr., 24, a resident of Whipperwill Lane, Shickshinny, died as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Satur-
the park boundary. Lee Bibb said he came to the area to learn what was going on after hearing Sunday evening that his son was missing. Lee Bibb said he asked state police about his son, and ended up near the park welcome center, where officials spearheaded the search. Lee said his son had two bottles of water and a cell phone, but that he was not experienced with travel in the woods. Though the search effort grew rapidly, it ended quickly when John Bibb appeared. A driver in a large sports utility truck who did not want to give his name said John Bibb had approached him in
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Lee Bibb hugs his son John Bibb, 17, after he was found at Ricketts Glen. The boy was last seen on Sunday morning.
the park and asked for a ride. was there to meet him. The two hugged, and the When John Bibb was dropped off at the welcome center, his father search operation ended.
Bear Creek Township supervisors ban bath salts
By JANINE UNGVARSKY Times Leader Correspondent
BEAR CREEK TWP. -- Bath salts, synthetic marijuana and other chemical combinations that work like illegal drugs are now banned in Bear Creek Township. At their monthly meeting on Monday, the township supervisors voted unanimously to ban the sale, use and possession of a
number of chemical combinations that are used in the same manner as illegal drugs and have been known to cause serious and dangerous side effects like violent and altered behavior. Solicitor William Vinsko said the ordinance’s list of banned substances is exactly the same as the one included in state legislation that has cleared the Pennsylvania House and now awaits ac-
Donna Marie DeCesaris Elizabeth Seitchek
May 1, 2011
Seitchek, of Kingston, Sunday eveE lizabeth 2011,died 87, formerly ning, May 1, at Riverstreet Manor, Wilkes-Barre, where she was a guest. She was born in Kingston, a daughter of the late John and Mary Allen. Elizabeth attended Kingston high schools. Betty had resided on Church Street in Kingston for over 50 years. She had been employed as a waitress at the Spinning Wheel Restaurant, formerly in Wilkes-Barre. She was also a member of Wyoming Avenue Christian Church, Kingston. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Seitchek, on August 8, 2002; sisters, Ruth Farber, Mary Bick, and Margaret Flarity; and brother, John Allen. She is survived by her sons, Carl Seitchek, and his wife, Beverly, Swoyersville, Richard Seitchek, and his wife, Donna, Penn Lake; grandchildren, Matthew, and wife, Melissa Seitchek, and Nicole, and husband, Neil Neyman; and greatgrandchildren, Bailee, and Skylar. A chapel service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas, with the Rev. Norman Beck officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc., Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort. Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to Wyoming Avenue Christian Church, 881 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.
May 2, 2011
Marie DeCesaris, 44, of Chase Road, Shavertown died D onna May 2, 2011, at her home. Monday, Mark J., and Wayne P. DeCesaris; nine nieces and nephews; six greatnieces, and great–nephews; aunts, and uncles. Donna’s life will be celebrated in a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the Church of Saint Therese, Pioneer Avenue, at Davis Street, Shavertown. Interment will be in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-7901 Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Donna’s family at www.celebrateherlife.com Arrangements are by McLaughlin’s.
Born November 6, 1966, in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of Angelo P. DeCesaris and the late Barbara Ann Behm DeCesaris. Donna earned her baccalaureate degree from King’s College, WilkesBarre, and was employed by her family’s business, DeCOS II Inc., a computer systems and software consulting firm. She was a member of the Parish of Saint Therese, Shavertown. Donna was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Ann Behm DeCesaris; and sister, Barbara Ann DeCesaris. In addition to her father, she is survived by brothers, Angelo F.,
Mollie Gill Amin Elias Khoudary
April 26, 2011 April 30, 2011
formerly Avenue, Forty Fort, passed M ollie A. Gill, Saturday,of Yeager away peacefully, April 30, Crossin. The Gill family would like to thank all of her caregivers. Mollie is survived by her children, Atty. John J. Gills Jr., Forty Fort, Margaret Duffy, Mercerville, N.J., James Gill, New Cumberland, Pa., Dr. Kevin Gill, Hollis, N.H., Molly Culbreth, Fayetteville, N.C., Edward Gill, Kingston, Mark Gill, Swoyersville, and Thomas Gill, Louisville, Ky.; and 11 grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday from the Hugh P. Boyle & Son Funeral Home Inc., 416 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Name/ St. Mary’s Church, Shoemaker Street, Swoyersville. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave, Kingston, PA 18704.
min Elias Khoudary, of Aleppo, Syria, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on October 15, 1926, in Aleppo, Syria, a son of the late Elias and Afifa Khabbaza Khoudary. Prior to retiring, he was a nurse at a private clinic for many years. He served honorably in World War II. He was a member of the St. George Melkite Catholic Church in Aleppo, Syria. He was a fun-loving man and took great pride in his family. He was always there to help people in their time of need. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Aboud Khoudary, Joseph Khoudary, and Raymond Khoudary. Surviving are his wife, Camilia Haffar Khoudary; daughter, Vivian Khabbaza and her husband, Elias, Ph.D., of East North Port, N.Y.; sons, Elias and his wife, Gracia, of Aleppo, Syria; Kamal, Ph.D. and his wife, Laureice, of Aleppo, Syria; Ray-
mond, M.D. and his wife, Malak, of Dallas; and Joseph and his wife, Daad, of Smithtown, N.Y.; brothers, Edmond and Maureice; and a sister, Nadia Denbackley, all of Villa De Cura, Venezuela; grandchildren, Joseph, M.D., Deena, M.D., Michael, Amin Elias, Natalie, Amin Kamal, Tony, Maria, Anthony Amin, Peter, Theresa, Stephanie and Christopher; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass will be held at 7 p.m. today in St. Anthony and St. George Maronite Church, 315 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. A coffee hour will be held after the memorial service at the church hall. Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony and St. George Maronite Church, 315 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, with the proceeds going to Amin’s church, St. George Melkite Catholic Church in Aleppo, Syria.
2011, at her residence, 36 Holiday Drive, Kingston. Born August 26, 1920, in Luzerne, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Boyle Crossin. Mollie was a graduate of the former Luzerne High School, and earned a bachelor’s of science degree from College Misericordia. She did a residency in dietetics at Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., and was a teacher in the former Wilkes-Barre Township School District. Mollie was a member of Holy Name/St. Mary’s Parish, Swoyersville, College Misericordia Alumni, and Wilkes-Barre Mercy Hospital Auxiliary. She was also a Friend of the Hoyt Library, St. Joseph’s Center, and the Red Cross. She was preceded in death in 1987 by her husband, Dr. John J. Gill, a prominent area radiologist; and brothers, Francis, Jack, and Bud
tion in the state Senate. The list was developed with the assistance of local experts in substance abuse, Vinsko said. Violating the new ordinance carries a fine of up to $500 and/or up to 30 days of jail time per violation, and each day a violation occurs is considered to be a separate infraction. In other business, the supervisors also heard from residents of Ridge Road who expressed concern about the speed of traffic exiting Route 115 onto their street. The residents said school buses, trucks and cars headed to the municipal golf course come off the 45 mph highway and continue at that same rate of speed on the small road, making it difficult and dangerous for residents to pull out of driveways and endangering neighborhood children. Supervisors noted it would be costly to redesign the road, which has five houses, but said they would consult an engineer for suggestions on how the safety concerns might be addressed. Also, Supervisor Gary Zingaretti provided an update on the Act 537 sewage disposal plan, which calls for the township to direct sewage from Bear Creek through the lines in Plains Township and on to the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority. Zingaretti reported that flow meter studies on the sewage lines in Plains Township have been completed and document that the system’s capacity is five and a half times more than the highest level of flow that Bear Creek Township would generate. Zingaretti said Plains Township will be asked to have the matter put on the agenda for the May 13 meeting.
Anderson, Thomas Baclawski, Sophie Chukinas, Gertrude Coyne, Ruth Davenport, Warrner Jr. DeCesaris, Donna Gill, Mollie Khoudary, Amin Kieczkajlo, Cathy King, Donald Klinitski, Joseph LaShomb, Patrick Lewis, Shannell Lucarelli, Ruth McCarroll, Vincent Moran, Regina Patyk, Mary Seitchek, Elizabeth Sokoloski, Dorothy Swiderski, John Weed, Velma
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Gas meeting on facility is cancelled
NANTICOKE -- State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township, announced that his town hall meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Greater Nanticoke Area High School has been canceled. Mullery had called the meeting to discuss a natural gas wastewater treatment facility proposed for the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority grounds in Hanover Township. But Cate Street Capital withdrew its proposal Friday, citing citizen opposition to the plant, so the purpose of the meeting is moot, Mullery said.
The Times Leader strives to correct errors, clarify stories and update them promptly. Corrections will appear in this spot. If you have information to help us correct an inaccuracy or cover an issue more thoroughly, call the newsroom at 829-7242. ON PAGE 1C of Monday’s edition, the cutlines for the third and fourth photos down in the first column of pictures are reversed. Beth Slock and Ingrid Cronin are in the third photo down, and Ron Gritzen and Dylan Donnini are in the fourth photo down. ON PAGE 7A of Saturday’s edition, a photo cutline should have said that Prince William gives Kate Middleton her wedding ring. Prince William will not wear a wedding ring.
May 1, 2011
March 20, 2011
ary A. of Exeter, died peacefully in her on SunMMarchPatyk, 89,11sleep short of day, 20, 2011, days Key West, Fla., where she found new friends and enjoyed numerous community programs. Mary died of recent age-related problems at Key West Health and Rehabilitation Center. In addition to her husband, George, Mary was preceded in death by a sister, two brothers, and her granddaughter. She is survived by her son, Gerald Patyk, Swoyersville; her daughter, Pat Patyk, Florida; her brother, John Farris; her sister, Helen Kozemchak; and three great-granddaughters. Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial Mass which will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Saint Monica’s Parish, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 363 West 8th Street, West Wyoming, with the Rev. Leo J. McKernan, pastor, officiating. Interment will be privately held in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Swoyersville. Local arrangements have been entrusted to the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort. For additional information, or to send the family of Mrs. Mary Patyk an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.
egina A. Moran, 89, of Plymouth, formerly of Iona Place, Hanover Township, died Sunday evening, May 1, 2011, in Timber Ridge Health Care Center, East End Boulevard, Wilkes-Barre. She was born in Plymouth, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Rosalie Kraynak Snierski. Regina was a graduate of Plymouth High School, and St Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing, Passaic, N.J., where she received her R.N. degree. After graduation, she served as an Army nurse during World War II, stationed in the Panama Canal Zone, where she attained the rank of First Lieutenant. After the war, she was employed in Veterans Hospitals across the country. She was the first nurse to open the doors to patients in the VA Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of the former St Vincent de Paul Church, currently, All Saints Parish, Plymouth, where was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Regina was a Friend of the Plymouth Library. In addition to her parents, she
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was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph V. Moran, September 9, 2000; and brother, Benjamin Snierski. Regina is survived by her children, Loretta “Lori” Adams, Larksville, Joseph Moran, and his wife, Linda, Larksville, and Michael Moran, and his wife, Angela; grandchildren, Jennifer Ann Adams-O’Boyle, and her husband, Jason, Rebecca Rose Adams, Joseph V. Moran, Katie E. Moran, Michael P. Moran, and Kiana M. Moran; great-grandchildren, Caeleigh Adams-Griffiths, Corey O’Boyle, and Alyssa O’Boyle; and sister, Rosemary Fiscella, Kansas City, Kan.; as well as numerous nieces, and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday from the Kielty-Moran Funeral Home Inc., 87 Washington Avenue, Plymouth, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in All Saints Parish, Willow Street, Plymouth. Interment will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Larksville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
celebrating her 90th birthday. Born on March 31, 1921, in Pringle, Mary was one of six children born to the late John and Anna (Bosak) Farris. She graduated eighth grade from St. John’s Catholic School, and then worked to help support her family. Mary, affectionately known as “Mame,” met George Patyk as a teenager at a dance. They married on February 4, 1939. After enlisting in the U.S. Navy, George served in World War II. Despite long separations caused by the war, they had two children and went on to share 64 long and happy years together. The couple enjoyed an active social life with friends, highlighted by frequent dances at the local American Legion, where George was a long-term post commander. Mary enjoyed needlecrafts, gardening, vegetable and fruit canning, and being a mother. Following George’s death in 2003, Mary remained in the family home until 2008, after which she relocated to the Florida Keys to be with her daughter and son-in-law. Later, she moved to Bayshore Manor, an assisted living facility in
State has big surplus thanks to April taxes
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HARRISBURG— Tax collections in April brought good news Monday for Pennsylvania state government, which is now reporting a significant cash surplus that could help ease the spending cuts that Gov. Tom Corbett has said are necessary to avert a projected multibillion-dollar deficit next year. The $506 million surplus reported by the state Revenue Department at the end of April is more than six times the $78 million surplus that Corbett had projected to be left over when the fiscal year ends in two months. "It’s excellent news," said Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware. Overall, Corbett is projecting a $4.2 billion budget shortfall in the fiscal year beginning July 1.
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Joseph retrial focuses on paper’s stories
A state court overturned a verdict against the Citizens’ Voice newspaper in 2009.
By BILL O’BOYLE firstname.lastname@example.org
Croner said 10 stories were printed in the newspaper that damaged the reputation of Joseph and his son, Thomas Joseph Jr. He said the stories, based on search warrant affidavits that were never obtained by the newspaper, only told of the information through “anonymous sources.” He said the Josephs were never arrested or charged. Croner said when a grand jury issued an indictment against reputed mobster William “Billy” D’Elia in May 2006, Joseph was not mentioned, nor was there any mention of much of the information provided by the anonymous sources regarding the Josephs and their businesses – Acumark, a direct mail business; the Metro, a newspaper that is no longer publishing;
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WILKES-BARRE – Opening statements and testimony Monday marked the beginning of the retrial of a civil suit brought by Thomas Joseph Sr. against The Citizens’ Voice newspaper. In November 2009, the state Supreme Court overturned a $3.5 million defamation verdict against The Citizens’ Voice newspaper and ordered a new trial, ruling there was a “pervasive appearance of impropriety” in how the case was assigned to
and handled by former Luzerne County judge Mark Ciavarella. The Citizens’ Voice appeal stemmed from a verdict Ciavarella enGeorge Croner tered in favor of Joseph Lawyer following a non-jury trial in 2006. The case centered on a series of articles the newspaper ran in 2001 regarding searches that were conducted at the home and business of Joseph. In his opening statement, attorney George Croner, counsel for Joseph along with attorney Christina Saler, said 10 years is “a long time to wait for justice.” Croner said the case will center on the reporting of false information and “printed lies.”
“Who are these invisible sources?”
and Airport Limousine and Taxi, a transport company operated out of the WilkesBarre/Scranton International Airport and the Lehigh Valley Airport. “That indictment was not the investigation that was chronicled in The Citizens’ Voice,” Croner said. Croner called much of the reporting “hearsay” and said the use of “anonymous, reliable and investigative sources” was contradictory to the newspaper’s own “journalistic code of ethics,” which he said warns that the repeated use of such sources as “risking the accuracy and fairness of journalism.” Croner also said The Citizens’ Voice stories failed to use the word “alleged” in its
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According to the Federal Bureau of Prison’s website Monday evening, former Luzerne County Judge Michael Toole’s official status was still “not in BOP custody,” but a source confirmed the site had likely simply not caught up with reality. Toole, who had been ordered to begin his prison sentence May 2, had flown to a federal camp in Minnesota on Sunday to report as ordered, the source said. Toole, 51, pleaded guilty in November to corrupt receipt of reward for official action. He accepted free use of a beach house owned by attorney Harry Cardoni. Prosecutors say it was a reward for help in rigging an uninsured motorist arbitration case.
Toole reports to prison
Ciavarella appeals convictions
Former judge’s attorneys say in brief filed that the statute of limitations applied to several charges.
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SCRANTON – Attorneys for former Luzerne County judge Mark Ciavarella contend several of his federal convictions should be overturned because the statute of limitations clearly applied. They also repeat the argumentthataprosecutor made statements that justify overturning the verdicts. The arguments came in a brief filed in Scranton Monday by attorneys Al Flora and WilCiavarella liam Ruzzo, the latest in a series of legal maneuvers begun after a jury convicted Ciavarella on 12 counts in February,includingracketeering,honestservices mail fraud, money laundering and tax evasion. Most charges related to his acceptance of nearly $1 million from real estate developer Robert Mericle, who built two private juvenile detention facilities. Prosecutors say the money was payment for actions Ciavarella and former judge Michael Conahan took to assure the centers would profit. Flora and Ruzzo contend there was insufficient evidence to justify the verdict, pointing to the fact that Mericle’s payment occurred in 2003, and the statute of limitation had expired by the time charges were leveled in 2009. The defense also argues that, during pretrial hearings, U.S Assistant Attorney Gordon Zubrod told a judge the money was a “finder’s fee,” not a bribe, thus negating the prosecution’s own argument. Prosecutors counter that Zubrod was referring to how Mericle perceived the payment, not how it was perceived by Ciavarella, who shared it with Conahan. Much of the government’s argument pointed to Conahan’s actions. By law, a defendant can be guilty of racketeering based on actions of a co-conspirator, even when not involved in those actions. In their reply brief filed Monday, Flora and Ruzzo stress that the jury considered other payments from Mericle and from attorney Robert Powell, a co-owner of the juvenile facilities. Those payments were made within the statute of limitations, yet the jury acquitted on charges connected to them. “Thegovernmenthasproducedevidence bothwithinandoutsideofthestatuteoflimitations,” the brief said. “The jury has rejected the government’s allegations of conduct within the statutory period by finding Ciavarella not guilty of any predicate acts within the five-year period.” “Predicate acts” refers to a legal requirement. The jury had to decide Ciavarella had committed at least two acts among many presented to find him guilty of racketeering. The disputed statements made by Zubrod -- that the Mericle payments were a legal finders fee, not a kickback -- were made duringaguiltypleahearingbyMericle,who is still awaiting sentencing. During the trial, Flora attempted to introduce the statements as evidence but was rebuffed by the judge.
Mark Guydish, a Times Leader staff writer, can be reached at 829-7161.
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Scott Gay, a 24-year-old emergency medical technician from Dallas, was deployed with the American Red Cross on Monday as a volunteer to assist tornado victims in Alabama, working in a triage setting at an emergency shelter. Brian Wrightson, director of Emergency Services for the Scranton and Gay Wilkes-Barre regions of the Red Cross, said the agency has 15 area volunteers in Alabama, Mississippi and North Carolina to aid tornado victims, but volunteers remain on call locally as well. National volunteers must be available to serve two consecutive weeks when needed. The greatest need exists for health service volunteers, including registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, vocational nurses, emergency medical technicians, physicians, and certified nursing assistants. Student caregivers can participate under certain circumstances. Call 823-7161 for more information.
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Scott Smith is led into the Luzerne County Courthouse Monday for a juvenile disposition hearing after he was charged with causing a wreck that left a 15-year-old Edwardsville girl dead.
Day of agony, remorse
Teenager Scott Smith is placed in a program until he’s 21 for the crash that killed Kayla McGrady, 15.
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WILKES-BARRE – Kayla McGrady’s mother stood before a courtroom full of friends and family members and the family of a Pittston teen and said she tried to find a nice way to put what she was about to say, but that she couldn’t find the words. “You killed my daughter,” Tammy Coburn said, tearfully and emotionally, at a three-hour disposition hearing held for 16-year-old Scott Smith. “You robbed her of her life.” Smith was declared a juvenile delinquent in February – the equivalent to a guilty plea in adult court – and received placement in programs at Alternative Rehabilitation Communities, Inc., until the age of 21.
As part of Smith’s disposition - equivalent to a sentencing in adult court, Luzerne County Judge William Amesbury said Smith will undergo family and individual therapy, a drug and alcohol evaluation and therapy and educational services. Amesbury said he will receive an update of Smith’s status every 90 days, and will re-evaluate Smith’s needs as time progresses. Smith was charged with homicide by motor vehicle, accidents involving injury and driving while not licensed after the Jan. 3 crash on Suscon Road in Pittston Township. Police said Smith was driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse at 77 mph in a 40 mph zone. The vehicle failed to negotiate a turn and flipped over, sliding several hundred feet down the road. McGrady, 15, of Edwardsville, was ejected from the vehicle and died while another 15-year-old girl, Courtney Neishell, survived head and neck injuries.
Coburn directed most of her statement to Smith, telling him of the daughter she had that changed her life and of the pain and sorrow she lives with each day. “It sucks. I cry every day and every night. I go to the cemetery every day. I see a therapist and I’m on medication,” Coburn said. McGrady’s step-father, Ronald, also spoke, at one point being unable to read his written statement. “Our whole family is suffering,” Ronald Coburn said. “This was not an accident. This was a crash.” Ronald Coburn spoke of McGrady as his own daughter, and asked that Amesbury punish Smith accordingly. Smith’s mother, Christine Snyder, addressed McGrady’s family and friends, saying she is sorry for their loss and that her son didn’t mean for the accident to happen. “I hope someday you can forgive my
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Two people were killed in a motor vehicle crash on state Route 309 on Saturday. Hanover Township police on Monday said Adrian Stachurski, 19, was driving south near Lehigh Street at about 7:30 p.m. when the one-vehicle crash occurred. Stachurski and his passenger, Shannell Lewis, 18, of Glen Lyon section of Newport Township, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The crash is still under investigation by township police.
Two die in auto crash
Luzerne County government has been awarded a $25,350 state grant for its recycling efforts, according to state Sen. John Yudichak’s office. The grant was awarded to reimburse 50 percent of the county recycling coordinator’s salary and expenses. The funds were awarded under the state Department of Environmental Protection’s County Recycling Coordinator Grant Program.
County wins cash grant
Plains speeds plan for hotel near casino
The facility will have 97 rooms and two fast food restaurants.
By STEVEN FONDO Times Leader Correspondent
PLAINS TWP. - The Zoning Commission cast a unanimous vote on Monday to grant several variances to local developer TFP Limited to construct a hotel complex on Route 315 near the Mohegan Sun Casino. Once completed, the complex will consist of a 97room Microtel and two fast See HOTEL, Page 12A
food establishments. TFP had requested variances for height to accommodate the proposed four-story structure and lot coverage for the three parcels comprising the planned project. Zoning Commission Chairman Michael Somoga had a number of questions for TFP representatives concerning water run-off studies, safety access and traffic studies. “I’ve got some safety concerns,” said Somoga. “I question available access for a
State Police will hold their annual memorial service to honor the 93 members of the department killed in the line of duty, today at 11 a.m. at the Troop P State Police Headquarters in Wyoming. The first troopers killed in the line of duty were Privates John F. Henry and Francis A. Zehringer, who died in a shootout with gangsters in Jefferson County in 1906. The most recent deaths were on June 7, 2009, when Trooper Joshua D. Miller of Pittston Township was shot after a pursuit in the Poconos and a gun battle while rescuing a child that had been abducted by his father, and on Jan. 13, 2010, when Trooper Paul G. Richey was shot while investigating a domestic disturbance in western Pennsylvania. Members of the public are invited to attend today’s event.
State police honor fallen
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Jackson Township seeks help
JACKSON TWP. -- In an effort to find a long-term solution to frequent flooding problems from Hillside Stream, supervisor Al Fox suggested contacting the county engineer, during Monday morning’s supervisors meeting. Supervisors passed a unanimous motion to send a reUP NEXT quest to the The next meet- Luzerne Couning of the ty engineer Jackson Townasking for asship supersistance to find visors will be a permanent solution to prevent flooding from Hillside Creek in the area just below the Farmers Inn, on Hillside Road. Since the region’s current wet weather pattern, Jackson Township has dealt with Hillside Creek overflowing its banks twice this year, on March 11 and again on April 28. The water from the swollen creek, generated from overflow from Hillside Dam, washed across the lower section of Hillside Road, affecting a handful of homes. Fox suggested supervisors contact the Luzerne County engineer to discuss options to prevent a recurrence. Fox said perhaps the stream could have debris cleaned out of it, starting at the dam and heading downstream to the Kingston Township line. Supervisor Tim Evans agreed, stating something needs to be done before a “real problem” happens in that area. During flooding in March, Hillside Road resident Charles Norris, 46, said he thought the single large pipe, under the bridge, is not adequate to handle the volume of water from snow melt and heavy rains. Norris explained tree branches and other debris block the pipe. Then the creek backs up and floods the road and his property, he said The recent weather-related emergencies last Thursday and Friday gave the new Emergency Management agreement with Dallas Township, Dallas borough, Lehman Township, and Kingston Township an opportunity for action. The EMA partnership, adopted by Jackson Township in February, combines the use of emergency equipment resources with other municipalities in the Back Mountain. Supervisor John Wilkes Jr. said the agreement was invaluable. Assistance from neighboring municipalities along with help from SCI-Dallas helped “things go smoothly,” Wilkes said.
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Mourners want revenge in Libya
Gadhafi did not attend the funeral of his son who was killed in a NATO airstrike.
By KARIN LAUB and BEN HUBBARD Associated Press
Medal of Honor awards presented
President Barack Obama awards posthumously the Medal of Honor to Dorothy Mathews, sister of Pfc. Henry Svehla, during a ceremony in Washington Monday. Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on two Army privates who served in the Korean War — Anthony T. Kaho’ohanohano of Pukalani, Hawaii, and Svehla of Belleville, N.J.
TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyans shouting for revenge buried Moammar Gadhafi’s second youngest son to the thundering sound of anti-aircraft fire Monday, as South Africa warned that the NATO bombing that killed him would only bring more violence. Libya’s leader did not attend the tumultuous funeral of 29year-old Seif al-Arab, but older brothers Seif al-Islam and Mo-
hammed paid their respects, thronged by a crowd of several thousand. Mourners flashed victory signs and chanted “Revenge, revenge for you, Libya.” Three of Gadhafi’s grandchildren, an infant and two toddlers, also died in Saturday’s attack, which NATO says targeted one of the regime’s command and control centers. Gadhafi and his wife were in the compound at the time, but escaped unharmed, Libyan officials said, accusing the alliance of trying to assassinate the Libyan leader. NATO officials have denied they are hunting Gadhafi to break the battlefield stalemate between Gadhafi’s troops and
rebels trying for the past 10 weeks to depose him. Rebels largely control eastern Libya, while Gadhafi has clung to much of the west, including the capital, Tripoli. Fierce battles have raged in Misrata, a besieged rebel-held city in western Libya, which has been shelled by Libyan forces every day in recent weeks. Rebels have repeatedly called on NATO to use more firepower against Libyan troops. “We call on the world to deal with Gadhafi just as they dealt with bin Laden,” said a Misrata doctor, referring to the killing of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by U.S. forces early Monday. The doctor only gave
In this photo made on a government organized tour, supporters attend the funeral for members of the Gadhafi family.
his first name, Aiman, for fear to mediate between Gadhafi and the rebels, proposing a of reprisals. South Africa has attempted cease-fire and dialogue.
Crowds celebrate at Vatican
day, Roman Catholic faithful filled St. Peter’s F or the second straightoutpouring of Square on Monday in an thanks for the fast beatification of John Paul II, a joyous celebration of the much-loved late pontiff. “We thank the Lord for having given us a saint like himself,” Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican’s No. 2, said to a cheering crowd estimated by the Vatican at 60,000, more than half of them from John Paul’s native Poland. The Mass on Monday began with a procession in St. Peter’s Square of bishops and cardinals in gold and white vestments. They walked beneath a large colorful photo of a youthful John Paul that was unveiled in an emotional moment during the beatification and now hangs from the loggia of the basilica.
A.C. third on the list of casino hot spots
Las Vegas, New Orleans lead in the poll of preferred American destinations for gambling.
By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press
Japan’s parliament passed a $48 billion tsunami recovery budget Monday that will only start to cover the cost of what was the most expensive disaster ever. As more budgetary battles lie ahead, mounting frustrations over the government’s response to the tsunami and the still-unfolding nuclear crisis at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant are threatening to topple the country’s prime minister. The 4 trillion yen budget supplement to the fiscal year that started in April was unanimously approved by parliament’s upper house budget committee Monday morning and was made into law at the chamber’s plenary session later in the day. The more powerful lower house had approved the plan Saturday.
Parliament passes budget
Tuscaloosa police and firefighters continue their search for tornado victims in the Rosedale community in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Monday. The city suffered heavy damage and loss of life.
Eye clinics, haircuts part of aid
Much of the focus in tornado relief is in helping victims meet daily needs that were disrupted by the disaster.
By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press
A jury has been picked to hear the corruption retrial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The final selection of 12 jurors and six alternates occurred Monday afternoon from a final jury pool of more than 40 people. Attorneys were also expected to make opening statements Monday. Blagojevich’s first trial last year ended with the jury reaching a verdict on only one count — forcing the retrial. The seating of jurors came after more than a week of jury selection. That included five days of interviews by Judge James Zagel.
Blagojevich jury picked
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Federal disaster relief offices that are helping people navigate the red tape of applying for aid and shelters are also providing free haircuts and eye clinics as part of the massive relief effort that was in full swing Monday in tornado-ravaged Alabama. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has set up offices in Alabama and expects to open one soon in Mississippi. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano toured parts of both states a day earlier and pledged support. "This is not going to be a quick comeback or an immediate (recovery) but it will be, in my view, a complete one," she said in shattered Smithville, Miss., where little was left
standing. Last week’s storms flattened homes and killed342acrosssevenstates.Preliminaryestimates show there were 312 tornadoes during last week’s outbreak, including a recordsetting 226 in one day, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. Thousands were injured, though several days later most tornado-related injuries had been tended to. On Monday, workers at a shelter in Tuscaloosa were sorting prescription drugs and for folks who have lost the medications that help keep them well. "They’reonchronicmedications,andtheir prescriptions are gone," said Dr. Beth Western, who volunteered Monday at a shelter in Tuscaloosa. Some need medicine for conditionssuchashighbloodpressure,cholesterol or diabetes. "They need something to get them through until they can go see their physician." Amy Hall, 23, limped through the shelter with a broken foot, cradling her11-month-old daughter. She was concerned about her 2year-old son, who broke his nose and bruised alungwhentheirhomewasliftedoffitsfoun-
dation and tossed a block away. He spent two days in the hospital, and Hall said the family was getting excellent care at the shelter. "I’m getting everything, probably even more than I expected," Janet she said Monday. Napolitano In Pleasant Grove, hunHomeland dreds of cases of bottled Security water were piled in the parking lot of a Baptist church, which had enough supplies to serve three hot meals a day to power crews, volunteers and residents. MichalleTreadaway,whohasbeenstaying in her home even though part of the roof was torn off and the foundation was damaged, saidshehasn’tgottenmuchhelpfromFEMA yet.Whenshecalledtoreportherdamagebecause she had no insurance, she said the person she spoke to couldn’t give her an idea of what to do next.
"This is not going to be a quick comeback…”
Syrian troops arrest hundreds, activists say
President Assad is determined to crush the 6-week-old revolt.
By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press
The long-awaited trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s drug death was delayed Monday for four months, with a judge saying defense lawyers needed additional preparation time to effectively represent their client. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said he was more concerned with justice for Dr. Conrad Murray than with the speed of the proceedings. Murray, who had insisted on a speedy trial, waived that right and agreed to start jury selection anew on Sept. 8. Lawyers estimated opening statements would begin Sept. 20. Attorneys for Murray filed a motion Sunday complaining about the lastminute addition of expert witnesses to the prosecution case and saying they needed at least two weeks to find experts of their own and have them prepare reports.
Doctor’s trial is delayed
Syrian troops went door-todoor in cities and towns across the nation Monday, arresting scores of people in a campaign of intimidation aimed at crushing an uprising against President Bashar Assad’s authoritarian regime, activists said. Rami Abdul-Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said hundreds of people had been arrested over the past two days alone. “The arrests are ongoing, from the besieged southern city of Daraa to the country’s north and passing through the suburbs of Damascus,” he
said. Assad is determined to crush the 6-week-old revolt, which began in Daraa and quickly spread across the nation of some 23 million people. Rights groups say at least 545 Syrians have been killed since the uprising began in March. Now, the once-unimaginable protests are posing the most serious challenge to four decades of rule by the Assad family in one of the most repressive countries in the Middle East. “It seems the authorities have taken an undeclared decision to kill off the uprising using security and military means,” said Abdul-Rahman, who is based in London. Daraa, a drought-plagued city, has been under siege for a week since the regime sent in troops backed by tanks and
A Syrian Kurdish protester shows his palms as he shouts anti-Syrian President Bashar Assad slogans on Monday.
snipers to crush protests. Electricity, power and fuel have been cut and the military has largely sealed off the area. “I have never been so scared in all my life,” said one Daraa resident who fled late Sunday
to an area some 10 miles away. “Security men have divided Daraa into four parts ... there was indiscriminate shelling yesterday, people are terrified,” he said Monday. “It’s like a military barracks there.”
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Atlantic City is the nation’s secondlargest gambling market, but it’s America’s third choice among all casino destinations, according to a new poll. The Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind poll puts the seaside casi- “There’s, no resort behind Las Vegas what, 11 and New Or- casinos leans when it comes to where here?’’ gamblers would Suzanne Malafronte like to spend Atlantic City their time and visitor from money. Connecticut Not surprisingly, Las Vegas was the first choice of 47 percent of respondents who were asked which casino destination they’d most like to visit. New Orleans was second at 10 percent, followed by Atlantic City at 8 percent, Reno, Nev., at 5 percent, and St. Louis at 4 percent. “Atlantic City is really in a national, if not international, competition for visitors,’’ said Donald Hoover, a professor who teaches in FDU’s International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. He’s also a former casino worker at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. “Businesses and planners need to start thinking and acting like they’re in a national market,” he said. Those who picked Atlantic City as their first or second choice say its best characteristic is its beach (26 percent), followed by its casinos (11 percent), the fact that it is “someplace new to go” (8 percent) and offers exciting entertainment (6 percent). When the Slatterys, a Westlake, Ohio, couple were planning to celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary, they considered Las Vegas. “I said, ‘We’ve gone to Vegas many times; let’s go to Atlantic City instead,’” said Rosemary Slattery. “We made a good choice,” her husband, Jerry, added. He last visited Atlantic City in1949 — nearly 30 years before the resort offered casino gambling. The couple enjoyed a rolling chair ride on the Boardwalk, loved gazing out at the ocean, and said the people they encountered were friendly. Suzanne Malafronte of Naugatuck, Conn., and her husband, Ernie, were staying at the Tropicana. They did so even though they easily could have visited one of two Indian casinos in their home state. “You’ve got variety here,’’ she said. “There’s, what, 11 casinos here? We have two.”
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Justice served for 9/11, says Pa.’s delegation
Barletta, Marino, Casey and Toomey praise the work of U.S. intelligence and military.
By JONATHAN RISKIND Times Leader Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON – Wilkes-Barre area members of Congress said Osama bin Laden’s death extracts some measure of justice for the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001 and they lauded the work of the U.S. intelligence and military forces that hunted the terrorist down. “Let the word go forth that the
elimination of this cold-blooded murderer sends a distinct message to the terrorists around the world that the United States of America will track down and eliminate those cowards who think they can create an atmosphere of horror and get away with it,” said Rep. Tom Marino, R-Lycoming Township. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, noted that Pennsylvania, along with New York and Washington, was directly impacted by what bin Laden and al-Qaida perpetrated when Flight 93 was downed by heroic passengers over Shanksville, Somerset County.
Since then, 68 soldiers from Pennsylvania have been killed in Afghanistan and hundreds others injured, Casey said. “The sacrifice of those families who lost loved ones on Sept. 11th and in the following years can never be made whole, but I hope that the death of bin Laden can help to
bring some closure,” Casey said. “While today’s development does not mean an end to terrorism or the need to remain relentlessly vigilant, the death of bin Laden has enormous significance in American and world history.: Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, said that, “Like all Americans, I
am pleased that, after a manhunt lasting more than a decade, Osama bin Laden is dead. For far too long, bin Laden evaded justice. But now, it seems as if justice has finally been meted out to Osama bin Laden.” Barletta said he hopes the news “brings some measure of solace” to families of victims of 9/11 and other terrorist attacks carried out by al-Qaida. But Barletta also cautioned that bin Laden’s death does not mean the end to al-Qaida and other terrorists who wish the United States harm. “This is a remarkable victory in the war against terror, but we
must remain vigilant and cautious,” Barletta said. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Zionsville, made a stop Monday in Wilkes-Barre to address business concerns with members of the Greater WilkesBarre Chamber of Business and Industry. He first took a moment to talk about the death of the country’s “Public Enemy No. 1.” “It’s great news for the entire civilized world that Osama bin Laden has been brought to justice … The world’s a better place without him.” Andrew M. Seder, a Times Leader staff writer, contributed to this story.
After years of trying to track bin Laden down, he was found in a luxury compound in Pakistan believed to have been built specifically for the al-Qaida leader
For Carney, news evokes pride in U.S.
Ex-rep. reflects on his role in the war on terror while at Pentagon, other positions.
By ANDREW M. SEDER email@example.com
This undated artist rendering handout provided by the CIA shows the Abbottabad compound in Pakistan where American forces in Pakistan killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Raid was years in making
By JONATHAN S. LANDAY McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON — It took years for the U.S. military to track Osama bin Laden down, finding him not in a cave in the inaccessible tribal regions of Pakistan, but in a sumptuous luxury compound built just six years ago in the same city that is home to Pakistan’s most prestigious military academy. The raid that killed him lasted just 40 minutes. U.S. officials briefing reporters here said the raid involved a helicopter assault on a compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad by a small U.S. team. Bin Laden resisted the U.S. team and was shot in the head, they said. Also killed were bin Laden’s most trusted courier and one of bin Laden’s sons, as well as a woman one of the men tried to use as a human shield, they said. "Bin Laden was killed as our operators came into the compound," said one senior administration official, who like the others, spoke on condition they not be further identified because of the situation’s sensitivity. Only U.S. personnel were involved in the raid, and Obama’s decision to launch it wasn’t shared with any other country, including Pakistan, whose most powerful intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, has long been suspect-
ed by U.S. officials of maintaining links to extremist groups close to al-Qaida. One senior administration official indicated that the U.S. was pursuing with the Pakistani government the question of whether any Pakistani officials were aware of bin Laden’s presence. The compound was uncovered after years of effort by the CIA, which had been gathering leads on individuals in bin Laden’s inner circle, including his couriers. Some of their names were provided by alQaida members captured by the U.S. "One courier in particular had our constant attention," said a second senior administration official, who declined to release his name, but described him as a "protege" of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged architect of the 9/11 attacks who was captured in Pakistan in March 2003 and is in U.S. custody at Guantanamo. The CIA positively identified the courier four years ago and two years ago identified areas of Pakistan where the courier and his brother were operating. But because they employed such tight operations security, the agency was unable to pinpoint their residence until last year. The captured al-Qaida members only knew the courier’s nom de guerre, but they told U.S. intelligence officers that he was "one of the few ... trusted by bin Laden," and that the pair might be living together,
said the second administration official, he continued. The courier and his brother were who added that "we soon learned that tracked to a massive, palatial compound more people were living at the compound" built in 2005 at the end of a dirt road in an than just the two men and their families. CIA analysts, working with the eavesisolated and "affluent" suburb of Abbottabad favored by retired Pakistani military droppers of the National Security Agency officers, said the second senior administra- and experts at the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Agency, which analyztion official, who added es satellite imagery, concludthat it was believed that the ed "with strong probability" residence was constructed The compound that a third family — bin Laspecifically for bin Laden. "was consistent den, his youngest wife and "We were shocked by several family members — what we saw," he said, de- with what our exalso were living there, he scribing the compound as perts had expectsaid. being eight times larger The compound’s massive than any of the area’s other ed bin Laden’s homes, surrounded by 12- hideout would look security, its isolated location and its size "was consistent to 18-foot walls topped by with what our experts had barbed wire. Different sec- like." tions of the structure were Senior administration expected bin Laden’s hideofficial out would look like," he conwalled off from each other. tinued. "No other candidate The "extraordinary secufit the bill as well as bin Larity measures" also included two electrified security gates. Trash was den did." Months of planning went into the heliburned before being taken out for disposal, copter-borne operation, said a third senior he said. The compound was built at a cost of $1 administration official, who declined to million — a great deal for a residence in provide many details, including how many impoverished Pakistan — yet it had no tel- personnel and aircraft participated. Obaephone or Internet connections, and the ma met with a close circle of top national third floor was surrounded by a "seven- security aides five times since March 14 to review the intelligence assessment and foot privacy wall" for its occupants. The courier and his brother, meanwhile, plans for the operation before giving the fi"had no explainable source of income," nal go-ahead.
Witness, visuals, DNA all confirm bin Laden was killed
By PAULINE JELINEK and ROBERT BURNS The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The U.S. used multiple means to confirm the identity of Osama bin Laden during and after the firefight in which he was killed, before placing his body in the North Arabian Sea from aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier, senior U.S. officials said Monday. The al-Qaida leader was identified by name by a woman believed to be one of his wives — bin Laden had several — who was present at his Pakistan compound at the time of the U.S. raid. He also was visually identified by members of the U.S. raid squad, a senior intelligence offi-
cial told reporters at a Pentagon briefing. Under ground rules set by the Pentagon, the intelligence official and two senior defense officials could not be identified by name. The intelligence official also said quite a bit of unspecified material was collected by U.S. forces during the raid. Without describing the material, the official said it is being analyzed by a team of people at the CIA. Bin Laden’s body was put aboard the USS Carl Vinson and placed into the North Arabian Sea. Traditional Islamic procedures for handling the remains were followed, the officials said, including washing the corpse, placing it in a white sheet. Prep-
arations for at-sea burial began at 1:10 a.m. EDT Monday and were completed at 2 a.m. EDT, one official said. The intelligence official said the DNA match, using DNA from several family members, provided virtual certainty that it was bin Laden’s body. Obama provided no details on the identification process during the announcement Sunday night. The U.S. is believed to have collected DNA samples from bin Laden family members in the years since the 9/11 attacks that triggered the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan. It was unclear whether the U.S. also had fingerprints or some other means to identify the body on site.
U.S. officials also said bin Laden was identified through "facial recognition," a reference to technology for mapping unique facial characteristics, but it was not clear exactly how the Navy SEAL troops performed the comparison. The body was photographed before being buried at sea, although no images have been released by the Obama administration. The U.S. official who disclosed the burial at sea said it would have been difficult to find a country willing to accept the remains. Obama said the remains had AP PHOTO been handled in accordance with Islamic custom, which requires Osama bin Laden, seen in 1998, speedy burial. has been confirmed dead.
Like many Americans, Chris Carney watched the news reports about Osama bin Laden’s death Sunday night with a sense of pride. Unlike many Americans, he is able to reflect on his personal role in the war on terror. A former 10th District congressman from Dimock Township, Carney’s resume boasts experience as a senior terrorism and intelligence adviser at the Pentagon, a commander in the U.S. Navy Re- Carney serve and a special intelligence liaison with the Defense Intelligence Agency. “It was a pretty big night,” Carney said. “I was thrilled.” He said as the news reports constantly updated viewers about the killing of the nation’s Public Enemy No. 1, he began thinking about his involvement in the hunt for bin Laden. Carney was keeping an eye on bin Laden before the terrorism attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and was involved in multiple counterterrorism operations since bin Laden directed attacks that killed thousands in New York, Washington and a field in western Pennsylvania. Watching the television at his Susquehanna County home Sunday night, Carney said when he got word that the president had planned to address Americans at 11 p.m. Sunday, he knew the news was big and likely had to do with bin Laden. His beliefs were quickly realized and news organizations confirmed reports that bin Laden had been killed by CIA-directed Navy SEALs at a fortified compound in Abbottabad, a town northeast of Pakistan’s capital and home to Pakistan’s national military academy. That location, and how bin Laden was able to hide out in a sprawling compound so close to the Pakistani president’s complex, caused Carney to scratch his head. “Pakistan has some explaining to do,” Carney said. “To find out he was basically in Pakistan’s equivalent of our West Point, there are some questions that need answered. “How does the most wanted man in the world live within a mile of Kakul (The Pakistan Military Academy)?” Carney said. But asking questions and sorting out the hows and whys can take place later, Carney said. Right now, this is a time for Americans and other residents of the world to rejoice and feel proud that one mission has been accomplished, he said. “It shows the resolve of the United States. We’re not going to give up,” Carney said, noting that it also sends another message to terrorists who might have doubted the country’s efforts to bring down al-Qaida. “It shows them our tenacity.” Carney, a Democrat, lost to U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Lycoming Township, last November in his bid for a third term.
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Final tape may surface
U.S. intelligence officials believe Osama bin Laden made a propaganda recording shortly before his death and expect that tape to surface soon. It’s unclear whether the tape is audio or video, but a U.S. official says that intelligence indicates it’s already working its way through al-Qaida’s media pipeline. The official said the timing was coincidental and there’s no indication he knew U.S. forces were bearing down on him. A new recording from bin Laden would provide a final word from beyond the grave for a terrorist who taunted the U.S. with recorded propaganda for years. It could also provide fodder to those who insist he is still alive.
Burial video to be released
Two Pentagon officials say the at-sea burial of Osama bin Laden was videotaped and that it probably will be publicly released soon. The officials said photos of the body prior to its disposal in the North Arabian Sea on Monday also may be released. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because decisions on releasing the materials were pending. It was not clear whether the firefight in which U.S. forces are said to have shot bin Laden to death was videotaped. John Brennan, the White House counterterrorism chief, told reporters that the administration was still deliberating on release of the material. Making it public might satisfy those who would otherwise doubt that it was bin Laden who was killed.
Jeff Ray of Shanksville, Pa., visits the temporary memorial to United Flight 93 in Shanksville on Monday after hearing news that terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden had been killed.
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dicted future ones. But he said bin Laden’s demise served as a reminder that what the country can achieve transcends party labels. "Last night, as Americans learned that the United States had carried out an operation that resulted in the capture and death of Osama bin Laden, I think we experienced the same sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11," he said, urging that that spirit continue. Upon hearing bin Laden’s name, lawmakers of both parties interrupted the president with a standing ovation and whistles. Among the Republicans who rose to their feet were House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Obama has been sharply critical of Ryan’s 2012 budget plan. "We were reminded again that there is a pride in what this nation stands for and what we can achieve that runs far deeper than party, far deeper than politics," Obama said. Obama said he knows the unity that permeated the country after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks orchestrated by bin Laden has "frayed a little bit over the years" and said he has "no illusions" about the difficulties of the debates awaiting them. He noted other moments this year that brought the country together, including the January assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. He added bin Laden’s death to that list. "So tonight, it is my fervent hope that we can harness some of that unity and some of that pride to confront the many challenges that we still face," he said. The dinner, for the bipartisan congressional leadership and key committee leaders, was hosted by Obama and his wife, Michelle. It included Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, as well as Cabinet members and senior White House aides. “We’ve been waiting a long time for this day,” Lisa Ramaci, a
No decision on photographs
Sisters Carie, left, and Danielle Lemack, whose mother Judy Larocque died on ill-fated Flight 11 on 9/11, grieve in Boston Monday.
New Yorker whose husband was a freelance journalist killed in the Iraq war, said early Monday. “I think it’s a relief for New York tonight just in the sense that we had this 10 years of frustration just building and building, wanting this guy dead, and now he is, and you can see how happy people are.” She was holding a flag and wearing a T-shirt depicting the twin towers and, in crosshairs, bin Laden. Nearby, a man held up a cardboard sign that read, “Obama 1, Osama 0.” Dionne Layne, 44, of Stamford, Conn., spent the entire night at ground zero with her two children, ages 9 and 11. "They can’t get this in a history class," she said. "They have to be a part of this.” Layne said she witnessed the second tower come down on Sept. 11 from Brooklyn, where she lived at the time. Uptown in Times Square, dozens stood together on a clear spring night and broke into applause when a New York Fire Department SUV drove by, flashed its lights and sounded its siren. A man held an American flag, and others sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.” On an overcast morning in Shanksville, Pa., where a hijacked plane apparently meant for Washington crashed in a field after passengers fought back, a few visitors gathered Monday at the fence-lined overlook that serves as a temporary memorial while a permanent one is built.
"I thought of Sept. 11 and the people lost," said Daniel Pyle, 33, of Shanksville, who stopped at the site on his way to work at a lawn care company. "I wanted to pay homage to the people lost that day. I think this brings a little bit of closure." In Washington, in front of the White House, a crowd began gathering before Obama addressed the nation late Sunday to declare, “Justice has been done.” The throng grew, and within a half-hour had filled the street in front of the White House and begun spilling into Lafayette Park. “It’s not over, but it’s one battle that’s been won, and it’s a big one,” said Marlene English, who lives in Arlington, Va., and lobbies on defense issues. She said she has baked thousands of cookies to send to friends serving in Iraq and Afghanistan over the years and that she was at the White House because they couldn’t be. The celebrations began to come together late Sunday, after Americans began hearing about the death of bin Laden from bulletins on television, texts and calls from family and friends, and posts on social networking sites. Bin Laden was slain in his luxury hideout in Pakistan in a firefight with American forces. Obama said no Americans had been harmed in the operation. Even before the president made the official announcement, news of bin Laden’s death fil- delphia Phillies in Philadelphia, Citizens Bank Park. Fans all over tered across the country. As the chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!” began the stadium checked their New York Mets played the Phila- in the top of the ninth inning at phones and shared the news.
The White House says it has made no decision on whether to release photographic proof that Osama bin Laden is dead. John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, says the administration will do everything it can to make sure no one can deny U.S. claims that the al-Qaida leader was killed during a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan. But Brennan says still to be determined is whether to release a photo of bin Laden’s dead body.
Newseum site crashes
The Newseum in Washington says its website was inaccessible for many visitors as thousands of people looked to see how newspapers around the world handled news of Osama bin Laden’s death. The website posts digital replicas of front page of hundreds of newspapers. Paul Sparrow, senior vice president at the Newseum, says the site was processing more than 2,800 transactions per second when it crashed. Traffic started to peak at 3 a.m. Eastern time when Europeans woke to the news. It grew again at about 6 a.m.
FBI updates Most Wanted
The FBI has updated its list of Most Wanted terrorists to note that Osama bin Laden is dead. Its website — with details about bin Laden and the $27 million being offered in rewards — now includes a large red-and-white "deceased" label atop bin Laden’s photograph. Nine other highly sought after terrorists are still included on the FBI’s list, including bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman Al-Zawahiri. The U.S. government also is offering a $25 million reward for information leading to his capture or conviction. Private groups had added $2 million in rewards on top of the $25 million bounty placed on bin Laden.
Bin Laden’s elegant home raises questions
Pakistan denies knowledge of the terrorist, but several key U.S. senators suspect otherwise.
By NAHAL TOOSI and KATHY GANNON The Associated Press
Obama will visit NYC
An administration official says President Barack Obama will travel to New York City on Thursday to mark the death of alQaida leader Osama bin Laden. Obama is expected to visit ground zero, the site of al-Qaida’s attack on the World Trade Center, and meet with the families of those killed nearly 10 years ago. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the trip has not been formally announced.
ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan — Osama bin Laden made his final stand in a small Pakistani city where three army regiments with thousands of soldiers are based not far from the capital — a location that is increasing suspicions in Washington that Islamabad may have been sheltering him. The U.S. acted alone in Monday’s helicopter raid, did not inform Pakistan until it was over and pointedly did not thank Pakistan at the end of a wildly successful operation. All this suggests more strain ahead in a relationship that was already suffering because of U.S. accusations that the Pakistanis are supporting Afghan militants and Pakistani anger over American drone attacks and spy activity. Pakistani intelligence agencies are normally very sharp in sniffing out the pres-
ence of foreigners in small cities. Sen. Carl Levin, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said bin Laden’s location meant Pakistan had “a lot of explaining to do.” “I think this tells us once again that unfortunately Pakistan at times is playing a double game,” said Sen. Susan Collins, RMaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee. A senior Pakistan intelligence official dismissed speculation that bin Laden was being protected. “We don’t explain it. We just did not know — period,” he said, on condition his name not be released to the media. Suspicions that Pakistan harbors militants have been a major source of mistrust between the CIA and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency, or ISI — though the two agencies have cooperated in the arrests of al-Qaida leaders since the Sept. 11, 2001attacks, including several in towns and cities outside the border area. For years, Western intelligence had said bin Laden was most likely holed up in a cave along the Pakistan-Afghan border, a remote region of soaring mountains and
thick forests where the Pakistan army has little presence. But the 10-year hunt for the world’s most-wanted man ended in a whitewashed, three-story house in a middle-class area of Abbottabad, a leafy resort city of 400,000 people nestled in pine-forested hills less than 35 miles from the national capital, Islamabad. The compound, which an Obama administration official said was “custom built to hide someone of significance,” was about a half-mile (one kilometer) away from the Kakul Military Academy, one of several military installations in the bustling, hill-ringed town. “Personally I feel that he must have thought it was the safest area,” said Asad Munir, a former ISI station chief in the northwest. “Abbottabad is a place no one would expect him to live.” It was unclear how long bin Laden had been holed up in the house with members of his family. From the outside, the house resembled many others in Pakistan and even had a flag flying from a pole in the garden, apparently a Pakistani one. It had high, barbed-wire topped walls, few win-
Teacher shaves beard
A middle school teacher in Ephrara, Wash. vowed after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, that he would not shave his beard until Osama bin Laden was caught. Gary Weddle, 50, kept his word Sunday evening. Weddle, who lives in East Wenatchee and teaches in Ephrata, had wanted to cut his beard for years. Weddle was a substitute teacher in Wenatchee when the terrorist attacks occurred.
Pakistani soldiers and police patrol the area of the house where U.S. forces found terrorist Osama bin Laden.
dows and was located in a neighborhood of smaller houses, shops, dusty litter-lined streets and empty plots used for growing vegetables.
-- The Associated Press
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JOSEPH M. KLINITSKI, 67, of Nanticoke, died Sunday evening, May 1, 2011, at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending from Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green Street, Nanticoke. PATRICK LASHOMB, 61, of Maple Drive, Swoyersville, died April 30, 2011, at home. He was born in Massena, N.Y., a son of the late George and Eleanor LaShomb. Pat was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was formerly employed by Alcoa, Massena, before moving to Swoyersville in 2005. Pat was preceded in death by sisters, Helen, Hilda, and Mary. He is survived by children, Corey, Matthew, Eric, and Shonna Ferrer; grandchildren; sisters, Geraldine Cousin, Jane Perry, Myrtle LaShomb; as well as nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed, always had a smile, was fun loving, and would always lend a hand. Viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lehman-Gregory Funeral Home Inc., 281 Chapel Street, Swoyersville. DOROTHY SOKOLOSKI, 84, of Dallas, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born February 20, 1927, in Swoyersville, she was a daughter of Andrew and Leona Wyonowski Hanadel. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Rex Shoe Co., and also worked in the garment industry. Dorothy was preceded in death by brothers, Stephen, Leon, and John; and sisters, Josephine, Ann, and Leona. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Fred Sokoloski; daughter, Dorothy Ann Repko and husband, Joseph, Swoyersville; son, Fred and wife, Ruth, Kingston; brother, Fred, Noxen; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Friends and family may call at 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. THOMAS ANDERSON, 83, of Luzerne, died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Hospice Care of the VNA, Heritage House, Wilkes-Barre. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main Street, Plains Township. A complete obituary will be in tomorrow’s newspaper. RUTH RICHARDS COYNE, 84, of Pittston, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born August 1, 1926, in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Bessie Wier Richards. Ruth attended Pittston Area schools, and was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Robert, and John Etters; and sisters, Dorothy Richardson, and Margaret Rache. Ruth is survived by son, Gerald Remas, with whom she resided, Michael Aquilina, Pittston, William Coyne, Missouri, Brian Hastie, Scranton; eight grandchildren, and three greatgrandchildren. A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home, 134 Church Street, Pittston. Interment will be in the Pittston Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. GERTRUDE CHUKINAS, of Luzerne, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett Street, Luzerne. RUTH ESTELLE LUCARELLI, R.N., 86, died Monday, May 1, 2011. She was preceded in death by, husband, Frank Lucarelli Sr.; parents, Paul and Ethel Silverman; son, Gene; and sister, Shirley Gerry. Ruth is survived by children, Marc (Mary Ann Maro), Bart Jr. (Pornthip), and Judi Allbery (Jim); brothers, Barry, and Jerry Barris (Shirley); sisters, Zelda Lakritz (Julian), and Delores Barris; and three grandchildren; as well as many nieces, and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main Street, Old Forge, to be conducted by Rabbi Joseph F. Mendelsohn. Interment will follow in the Old Forge Cemetery. Relatives and friends may pay their respects from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to either Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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April 30, 2011
Creek D onald H. King, 88, Cole’s SaturRoad, Benton, Pa., died
May 1, 2011
elma R. Weed, 96, of Dallas, and West Pittston died Sunday, May V2011, at The Meadows Nursing 1,
Vincent Patrick McCarroll
May 1, 2011
Vincent Patrick McCarroll, 77, of Monroe, Pa., beloved husband of Zita Hoadley McCarroll , passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Bridge-
day, April 30, 2011, at the Bonham Nursing Center, Stillwater, Pa., under the care of the Columbia Montour Home Hospice, after a lengthy illness. Born on October 10, 1922, in Lake Township, he was a son of the late George Wayne and E. Mae (Ruggles) King. Donald was a 1940 graduate of the former Lake Township High School, and in 1950 received his BS degree from Bloomsburg State Teachers College. He resided in Dallas for a number brothers, John W. King, and Roy H. of years before moving to Sugarloaf King. Township, Pa., in 1975. He is survived by his loving wife, Don was employed as an under- the former Barbara R. McNinch, writer for the Bendix Corp., Tunk- with whom he celebrated his 35th hannock, Pa., for 20 years before be- wedding anniversary on June 14, coming a self-employed contractor 2010; two sons, Donald L. King, and in 1975, retiring in 1988. He then his wife, Pat, Harveys Lake, and served as Benton Borough secreta- Kenneth M. King, and his wife, Mery for four years, retiring again in lissa, Haltom City, Texas; three 1992. step-daughters, Susan E. “Soozie” He served as an auditor in both Hummel, Port Orchard, Wash., Kay Lake and Sugarloaf Townships. He Hummel Wright, Lancaster, Pa., also served on the Columbia Coun- and Kathy Hummel, at home. ty Planning Commission for 15 “Grandpa Don” was a title he years. wore proudly, being a grandpa to his He was a member of the Benton three grandchildren, seven stepChristian Church, Oriental Lodge grandchildren, one great-grandson, 460, F & AM, and the former Ben- and nine step-great-grandchildren. ton Lodge 667 F & AM, for over 25 He was adored by all of them and years, and also the Northern Colum- never spoke a harsh word to any of bia Community Cultural Center, them. and a charter member of the Benton He is also survived by a sister, DoRodeo Association, serving as secre- rothy Wadas, Shavertown; and tary for many years. three brothers, Richard E. King, Don was a charter member of the Harding, Lyle K. King, Dallas, and Benton Lions Club, and was its first E. Theodore King, and his wife, Lorpresident, also serving as secretary raine, Centermoreland, Pa. for many years, on various commitFuneral services will be held tees, and as a District Officer. at 11 a.m. Thursday in the BenHe was also rewarded the Melvin ton Christian Church, Third and Jones Fellow Award by Lions Inter- Church Streets, Benton, with his national in recognition of his tire- pastor, the Rev. Dr. David Mansless work and dedication to Lions. field, officiating. The family will reDon served in the U.S. Army dur- ceive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Miling World War II, and was a member itary honors will be provided by the of the American Legion, Wilkes- combined VFW group. Barre. The family will provide flowers. After designing, excavating, and Memorials may be sent to either the building a new “branch” of Cole’s Columbia Montour Home Hospice, Mill Road to detour traffic away 410 Glenn Ave., Bloomsburg, PA from his home, and donating his ef- 17815, or to the Benton Lions Club, forts to Sugarloaf Township, he be- P.O. Box 193, Benton, PA 17814. came a local folk celebrity by being Arrangements have been entrustinterviewed by the Associated ed to the care of the Dean W. Kriner Press, CNN, and newspapers as far Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation away as England’s London Daily Service, Benton, Pa. News. To sign the guest book or to send Don was preceded in death by a a message of condolence, please go son, Alan B. King, in 1977; and two to www.krinerfuneralhomes.com.
and Rehabilitation Center, Dallas. Mrs. Weed was born in West Pittston, a daughter of the late Walton S. and Helen Morrison Moffatt, and was a graduate of the class of 1932, West Pittston High School. She began her working career with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Assistance and prior to her retirement, she had been executive secretary for several chief administrators at Valley Crest. Velma had been very active as a 50-year member of Dallas Chapter #396, Order of the Eastern Star, where she had served as an officer and organist for many years. She was also a member of the Irem Women’s Auxiliary, and of the Shavertown United Methodist Church, and its Mary Circle. Velma had a great love for music, and was a very accomplished pianist and organist from an early age. In addition to her work with the Eastern Star, she had been organist for many years at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, and First Presbyterian Church, West Pittston. As a youngster, she played for the silent movies at the former Garden Village Theatre, West Pittston. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt whose life revolved around her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis K. Weed; her beloved granddaughter, Amanda Josephine Weed; a brother, Roland J. Moffatt; and sister, Grace Huntley. Surviving are her son, Charles A. Weed, and his wife, Karen, West Pittston; daughter, Sharon Jones, and her husband, John H., Dallas;
granddaughters, Megan E. Nice, and her husband, George, Sweet Valley; Rebecca Evansky, and her husband, John, Hudson Falls, N.Y.; great-grandson, Hunter Thomas Nice; and nephew, Robert H. Hahn Jr., Tunkhannock, Pa. The family would especially like to thank all the staff at Meadows Manor Assisted Living, and also the third floor staff of The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful care given to our Mother. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 211 Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston, with the Rev. Lynn Snyder, pastor, Shavertown United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in West Pittston Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Dallas Chapter #396, Order of the Eastern Star, will conduct services today. The family requests that flowers be omitted, and that donations in Velma’s name be made to Shriner’s Hospital, c/o Irem Shrine Center, P.O. Box 307, Dallas, Pa. 18612, or to Pediatric Cancer Center, Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. 17821.
Sophie Maryanna Baclawski
April 28, 2011
Maryanna Baclawski, of S ophie 2011, at HospiceThursday, Duryea, passed away April 28, CommuEleanor Baclawski; nieces; great nieces; nephews, and great-nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 960 N. Main Ave., Scranton, PA 18508. Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea.
nity Care Inpatient Unit, Dunmore. Born on November 11, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Anastasia Lis Baclawski. Prior to her retirement, Sophie was employed by the former Owens-Illinois, Pittston Township. She was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea, formerly Holy Rosary Church. Sophie is survived by her sister,
port Hospital. He was born on November 15, 1933, in Teaneck, N.J., a son of the late Vincent and Mary McCarroll. Vincent had a lifetime career in the advanced automation control industry, beginning in 1957. He presently holds the title of chief engineer emeritus at Enfield Technologies. He holds several patents for his work, and is the author of numerous papers on electronic controls for complex automation systems. He holds a certificate in electronic technology from the RCA Institute; a BSEE from the Fairfield University School of Engineering; and has completed advanced studies at the University of Connecticut. Vincent was an adjunct professor in the mechanical engineering department of Fairfield University. He was a resident of Monroe for 48 years, and was active in town affairs, as well as serving on the Board of Tax Review, and Board of Zoning Appeals. Vincent proudly served his country in the Korean War. He enjoyed dancing, bike riding, and cheering on his grandchildren at sporting events. He loved flying. Memories include spending summers in Southampton with his children, and Karen, his wife, who preceded him in death in 1989. Vincent is survived by his devoted family, Nancy McCarroll (Ronald Ashford), Brian (Kimberly), Daniel (Jayne), Cynthia (Mark) Christo, Bradford (Celeste) Hoadley, and Billy (Lisa) Hoadley. As well as his greatest joys in life, his grandchildren, Brian McCarroll, Alysa, Charles, and Julia Christo, William, Tyler, Clay, Jacob, Austin, and Alexa Hoadley, and Jacob Culpepper Hoadley. His family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, Conn. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.spadaccinofuneralhome.com.
May 1, 2011
L. Kieczkajlo, 62, of Dallas, passed away Sunday, May 1, C athy Wilkes-Barre General Hos2011, at
BUDZINSKI – Peter, funeral, 10 a.m. today from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. CARWARDINE – Linda, funeral 11 a.m. today in the Carlucci-GoldenDeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore. CHESNEY – Gilbert, military funeral 9:30 a.m. today from the George A. Strish Inc., Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in Holy Spirit/St. Adalbert’s Church. Friends may call from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. today. DEVERS – Mary, funeral 9 a.m. today from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 802 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. in Corpus Christi Parish, Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston. HADDICK – Susan, memorial services 10:30 a.m. Thursday at her church, 417 South 22nd Street, Camp Hill. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1303 Bridge Street, New Cumberland. JONES – Mary, memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday in the Reyburn Bible Church, Shickshinny. Graveside Military Services will be held by the Shickshinny American Legion Post. KHOUDARY – Amin, memorial service 7 p.m. today at St. Anthony and St. George Maronite Church, 315 Park Ave., WilkesBarre. A coffee hour will be held after the memorial service at the church hall. KOREY – George, prayer service 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Mercy Center Chapel, Misericordia University Campus, Dallas. All are welcome to attend. LASALLE – Ronald, funeral services 7 p.m. Wednesday at the HowellLussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until the time of service Wednesday. MAZUR – Florence, Panikhida Memorial Service 6 p.m. today at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Zerby Avenue, Edwardsville. MAZUR – Peter, a memorial service for both Peter and Florence, 6 p.m. today at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Edwardsville. NIZNIK – Cecilia, funeral services 11 a.m. today from the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main Street, Plains Township. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m. in St Stanislaus Church, Plains Township. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. today. PALTANAVICH – John, celebration of life 8:30 a.m. today from McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. in Church of Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wilkes-Barre. ROBINSON – James, funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday from the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 211 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today. SCHUSTER – Barbara, funeral 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Avenue, Scranton. Services 11 a.m. in the Trinity United Church of Christ, at the corner of Prospect Avenue and Beech Street, Scranton. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. SPAK – David, funeral 9 a.m. Wednesday from the George A. Strish Inc., Funeral Home, 105 North Main St., Ashley. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. from St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church, Ashley. Friends may call from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. STRENFEL – Angeline, funeral 10:30 a.m. today from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Lake Silkworth. Friends may call from 9 to 10:30 a.m. today, prior to the service at the funeral home. TUCK – Henry Jr., funeral 5:30 p.m. today at the Shavertown United Methodist church, 163 N. Pioneer Ave., Shavertown. WEED – Velma, funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday from the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 211 Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today. YUREK – Seraphine, funeral services 9:30 a.m. today from the Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in the Parish of St. Monica, Wyoming. Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. until the time of service today.
John ‘Jack’ Swiderski
April 29, 2011
John ‘Jack’ Swiderski, 66, of Garnet Lane, Wilkes-Barre, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, at his home. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, on March 29, 1945, a son of the late Walter and Stella Parduski Swiderski. Jack was a graduate of the former Marymount High School, WilkesBarre. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Prior to retiring, Jack was a corrections officer at SCI Retreat, Hunlock Creek. He was a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish, Wilkes-Barre, and was a member of the former Blackman Rod and Gun Club. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by brothers, Carl J., and Walter. Jack is survived by his daughter, Alma Danielle Maciejczyk, and her husband, Jeff, Luzerne; son, Jason, Wilkes-Barre; sisters, Barbara O’Day, and Sylvia Swiderski, both of Alden, Pa.; brother, Thomas, Plymouth; grandchildren, Haley, and Jaydan Swiderski; nieces, Lynn O’Day, Wendy Kupinewicz; and nephew, James O’Day. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Hope Parish, 40 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements are by the Charles L. Cease Funeral Home, 634 Reyburn Road, Shickshinny.
pital, surrounded by her family. She was born in Luzerne, a daughter of Lorraine Evans Welch, Luzerne, and the late Richard C. Welch. Cathy graduated from Luzerne High School, and Brooklyn Methodist Hospital of Nursing as an RN. She recently retired from the VA Medical Center after 36 years of service as Chief of Geriatrics and extended care services. Cathy was a life member of Harmony Chapter 58, Order of the Eastern Star. She served as Worthy Matron, as well as District Deputy Grand Matron, and Grand Chaplain. In addition to her mother, Cathy is survived by her husband, Eugene J. Kieczkajlo, married 41 years, Dallas; daughters, Karyn L. Newell, and her husband, Troy, and granddaughter, Renata, Norristown, Pa., and Carrie Kieczkajlo-Sission, Harveys Lake; brothers, Dean Welch, and his wife, Barb, and son, Jim, Dallas, Corey Welch, and his wife, Ellen, and children, Lynnelle, Corey, and Shana, Larksville; aunts, Marion, and Doris Evans, Luzerne;
great-nephew, Riley Yute; and greatniece, Abigail Yute. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc., Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, with the Rev. James Baker, officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A service will be conducted at 7 p.m. by Harmony Chapter No. 58, Order of the Eastern Star. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to V.A. Medical Center Voluntary Services, 111 East End Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18711.
Shannell Marie Lewis
April 30, 2011
18, West S hannell Marie Lewis,GlenofLyon, Enterprise Street, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, from
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injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Shannell was born in Kingston on February 5, 1993. She is a daughter of Stacey Edmonds, Glen Lyon, and the late Michael Lewis. Shannell attended Nanticoke High School. She was a wonderful person who enjoyed just about anything an 18year-old would. She had a deep love for animals, and enjoyed spending time with her many friends, and playing with her younger brother and sisters. She will be sadly missed and forever remembered. In addition to her mother, Stacey, Shannell is survived by sisters, Shantel Lewis, and Danisha Edmonds; brother, Thomas Bonczewski; grandparents, Karen Kelly, Patrick Blaine, and Leon, and Theresa Bonczewski; several cousins; and long-time companion, Thomas Bonczewski.
JOSEPH GAUGHAN Who passed away 2 years ago today
May 3, 2009
In Loving Memory Of
Family and friends of Shannell are invited to attend her memorial viewing from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon. A blessing service will be held at 7 p.m. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the S.P.C.A. of Luzerne County, 524 East Main St., Fox Hill Rd., WilkesBarre, PA 18702
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Riccardi’s IQ low, psychologist says
Homicide suspect’s lawyers try to get the death penalty ruled out for their client.
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Bear Creek Camp plays host to children to teach about environment
WILKES-BARRE – A Kingston psychologist testified Monday that homicide suspect Elvis Riccardi scored below-average in an IQ test, and could have mild mental retardation. Michael Church’s testimony came in the first day of a hearing being held for Riccardi, 34, after his attorneys requested the hearing to rule out the death penalty against their client. The hearing, called an Atkins hearing, refers to the legal case Atkins v. Virginia, and a ruling in which the U.S. Supreme Court determined that imposition of the death penalty on the mentally retarded constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. Riccardi, and Michael Simonson, 33, allegedly killed Donald Skiff, 34, of Plymouth, on April 27, 2009. Skiff’s body was found in a wooded area off Suscon Road in Jenkins Township on June 4, 2009. Simonson, who police say kidnapped Skiff with Riccardi, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison in August. Church was the first of two witnesses that defense attorneys Mark Bufalino, Paul Galante and William Watt called to testify on behalf of Riccardi. Testimony is expected to continue today before Luzerne County Senior Judge Joseph Augello. Prosecutors, District Attorney Jackie Musto Carroll, Deputy District Attorney David Pedri and Assistant District Attorney Molly Hanlon Mirabito, will begin call-
ing witnesses today. Church testified that Riccardi scored a 61 or 62 on an IQ test, and that scores between 50 and Riccardi 69 can result from mild mental retardation. Church said he believed Riccardi made a sincere effort in answering his questions and that at one point Riccardi was sweating, asked Church if his answers were stupid and asked how he was doing. “(Riccardi) has low intellectual ability,” Church said. Forensic and clinical psychologist Mark Cunningham also testified Monday, and agreed with Church. Cunningham testified for most of Monday, saying that as a child, Riccardi was held back in several grades in grade school and that as of the fall of 2010, Riccardi was reading at a fourth-grade level and writing and doing math at a second-grade level. Cunningham said he didn’t only base his conclusions on records on Riccardi, but on interviews with several family members, former teachers and Riccardi’s wife, Tiffany. Cunningham said throughout Riccardi’s years in grade school, he consistently fell behind, was held back a number of times and scored low on all tests. Riccardi was born prematurely, weighing two pounds at birth, and was recommended for learning disabled classes. Also, he has a twin sister who suffers from similar cognitive disabilities. “This is something he was not growing out of,” Cunningham said.
Sheena Delazio, a Times Leader staff writer, may be reached at 8297235.
Fun way to celebrate earth
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Brenton Krempasky’s face went from terrified to elated as he yelled his way through the Giant Swing at the Earth Day Celebration at Bear Creek Camp in Bear Creek Township on Sunday. The 8-year-old from Slatington danced around after touching the ground, telling the eight other children that helped hoist him high above the trees how much fun it was. “That’s how it usually goes,” said Karen Gower, Environmental Programs Manager of Bear Creek Camp. “They look scared for the first second or two, then all of a sudden it’s yells of excitement and ‘I want to do it again.’” The camp hosted a celebration that combined fun activities with learning opportunities. There was also a climbing wall, hiking, and boating. Lily Starr, 4, of Wilkes-Barre, paced the bottom of the climbing wall, waiting for her second goround. She attended the festivities with her mom Andrea, dad Steven, and siblings, Stevie, 2, and Katelyn, 7 months old. “They’re loving this today,” Andrea said. “The guys just came back from a hike and before, the kids were doing crafts and Lily pet a cub.”
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Matthew Weiser, 14, takes a turn on the giant swing at the Bear Creek Camp during an Earth Day Celebration.
Children participated in activities such as sand art and making “fossils” from clay, stamps and markers. Children and adults alike could be found tie-dying T-shirts in one section of the camp. The activity was sponsored by Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation. EPCAMR is an organization that works to restore watersheds impacted by past mining practices. In doing this, it finds ways to utilize some of the material it harvests for other activities.
“What we use for this dye is a natural iron oxide pigment that we dry ourselves,” said Robert Hughes, Executive Director of EPCAMR. “We harvest it from the mine discharge that we’re helping to clean up all around the Valley.” The pigment produced a rustorange color that adorned several “Earth Day” T-shirts. Several educational programs took place. Bear Creek’s Nature Center was readily available for those looking to learn about local wildlife.
“We have mounts and skins and live animals in tanks that we catch right here on To see additional the campgrounds, photos, visit then release afterwww.times ward,” Gower leader.com said. “Most parents come in and tell the kids not to touch anything, but we encourage it. We want them to learn all they can.” A “Creature Feature” program that showcased reptiles and insects took place, as well as “The Unhuggables,” an event sponsored by the Pocono Wildlife Rehab Center. “There are local animals, like a skunk, that people wouldn’t think to come up and hug and tend to stay away from,” Gower said, “so we do this program to show why these animals are important to the area.” Bear Creek camp plays host to several different groups yearround, from school trips to church groups and a summer camp. The 3,000-plus acre site has a facility that consists of cabins that can be utilized for weekend retreats, 25 miles of trails, and a lake, in addition to the many buildings that house educational programs.
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Enthusiasts take on area hills for Habitat
More than 100 bicyclists raise money at event honoring Spencer Martin.
By RALPH NARDONE Times Leader Correspondent
LEHMAN TWP. -- More than 100 bicycling enthusiasts took on the challenging hills and roads in the Back Mountain on Sunday morning, all to benefit the Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity. Starting on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus, bicyclists rode over a 30-mile route to raise money for the organization at the third annual Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride for Habitat 2011. Karen Evans Kaufer, executive
director for Habitat for Humanity, said the fundraiser is named after a longtime devoted To see additional volunteer who photos, visit worked for years www.times with the group to leader.com put up homes and eliminate poverty housing. “His work still inspires us today,” she said. Bicyclists from Northeastern Pennsylvania and neighboring states participated, Kaufer said. There were two routes, a 30-mile expert route and an 8-mile fun ride, she said. She lauded the effort of one 9-year-old who took pride in conquering the 8-mile challenge.
She thanked Penn State for providing a great starting and finishing point for the ride. “They are generous community sponsors,.” she said. She also thanked the 60 sponsors and 50 volunteers who made the event possible. The money raised will be used to help the habitat finish its current projects and cover expenses in its mission to provide “simple, decent, affordable housing,” Kaufer said. Since 1992, the habitat has worked on building one house per year, she said. This year they are ready to finish three. The bicycling event is not a race, she emphasized, but is the biggest fundraiser for the habitat each year.
Chris Hackett, president of One Source Staffing Solutions, finished the 30-mile trip first in about 1 hour and 40 minutes. He said he “loved the hills.’’ Hackett said he sponsors and participates in the event because he believes the habitat is a “great cause.” He knows people who worked for the group helping build homes in Mexico. He added the roads of Northeastern Pennsylvania can offer some intense challenges for bicyclers. Joan Martin, the wife of the late Spencer Martin, said she appreciates the memorial to her husband. “It’s wonderful to have him remembered by the people he loved to work with,” she said. She
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Terrorist’s death will protect lives
OTHER OPINION: BIN LADEN
ITH SUNDAY head. And, in a tribute to the innight’s announce- telligence services that made ment, President this possible, Obama anObama concluded nounced that “no Americans one of the most protracted, were harmed.” Bin Laden’s death will not tense and unhappy periods in U.S. history. For a decade, the end terrorism, do away with alperpetrator of an atrocious at- Qaida or conclude the global tack on the American people war that began after Sept. 11, eluded retribution. Now, final- 2001, because too many people in too many nations accept his ly, he is dead. In disclosing Osama bin La- delusion that the United States den’s death, the president was is implacably at odds with the values of Islam. impeccably clear about America’s in- Indeed, bin Laden’s But they are wrong to see terests in the pursuit victims included of this despicable many Muslims; his America as their foe, and wrong to enemy of the United see bin Laden as States. Bin Laden, he death will save their hero. said, had continued many more. Bin Laden’s plotting attacks long death will create after 9/11, and his death “marks the most signifi- new tensions in U.S. diplomacant achievement to date” in cy. Pakistan reportedly assistthe effort to defeat al-Qaida. ed in locating bin Laden and This nation, Obama reminded thus in assassinating him. But his country and the world, “is relations with Pakistan are not and never will be at war badly strained, and now the threat of retribution to that rewith Islam.” Indeed, bin Laden’s victims gime is real. Obama recogincluded many Muslims; his nized it in his speech, and he death will save many more. must follow through with proThe war in Afghanistan was tection for those who helped aimed specifically against bin protect U.S. interests and valLaden and his terrorist organi- ues. The world is better and safer zation (along with the Taliban government that hosted him). for bin Laden’s death. That war is not over, but the Los Angeles Times snake is now severed from its
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May shines light on mental health issues
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F THE CONCRETE bunkers holding the radioactive debris from Three Mile Island have cracked after just 10 years, imagine what they’ll look like after 10,000 years. That’s about how long the material will remain radioactive. And just for reference purposes:10,000 years is around the limit of recorded human history. Recent news reports that the concrete units used to store debris from the1979 TMI accident – including spent fuel rods – have formed cracks and will be repaired is not cause for alarm. At least not locally. The material is in Idaho – where it was taken for scientific study. But the reports do raise justified concerns about long-term storage of nuclear waste. Nuclear plants across the nation are storing the material on site – in pools or in dry casks like the ones in Idaho. Peach Bottom Atomic Power plant in York County uses concrete bunkers supplied by the same company as the ones that
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have cracked in Idaho. Again, that’s not cause for alarm. The material is inside metal containers, which are then placed in the bunkers. Peach Bottom officials say none of the bunkers has cracked, and there’s no reason for concern. OK. But what about longterm? What about 100 years from now, 1,000 years from now, 10,000 years from now? What are we going to do with all this nuclear waste? That is cause for concern, because plans for a long-term storage facility in Nevada are in politicized limbo. Nuclear power, which is greenhouse-gas-emission-free, is and ought to be part of our long- term energy solution. But we must find cost-effective, foolproof ways to deal with the dangerous waste material. Elected officials at the state and federal levels must summon the political courage and will to finally address this difficult issue.
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ental illness can affect anyone – no matter age, gender or ethnicity. It strikes more people than cancer or diabetes. According to the U.S. surgeon general, about 44 million Americans experience some type of mental disorder each year. May marks Mental Health Month. The purpose is to raise awareness that treatment and help are available and to erase the stigma associated with mental illness. In observance, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the area’s mental health community will hold several events. A proclamation ceremony designating May as Mental Health Month will be held in the rotunda of the Luzerne County Courthouse at 11 a.m. today. The public is invited. The alliance’s 10th annual Recovery Walk (formerly the Walk for the Mind) will be held May 22 at Kirby Park, WilkesBarre. The theme is Connect the Pieces, One By One. Walkers will meet at noon at the Guard Center’s parking lot on the corner of Market and River streets. The walk will start at 12:30 p.m. There is no charge. Donations are gladly accepted. NAMI-PA’s Wilkes-Barre chapter will hold an open house the week of May 23. Information on mental illness and combating stigma will be available. The office is located on the second floor of the Thomas C. Thomas Building, 100 E. Union St., Suite No. 6, Wilkes-Barre. For more information, call 371-3844.
Paul J. Radzavicz President, National Alliance on Mental Illness-PA Wilkes-Barre Chapter
“fuzzy math,” why don’t you publish your plans for Plymouth, if you have any. I would like to find out by Election Day, so I can make an informed decision. I don’t care if council meetings are only 10 minutes, as long as things get accomplished. I might be able to see through Mr. Madrack, since he is transparent, but your plans, Mr. Mazur, are completely invisible at the moment. Please enlighten the residents.
Richard Geffert Plymouth
slot machine on which, if three skulls and crossbones come up in a row, the “player” (hospital patient) wins a six- or sevenfigure “jackpot” for an “unfortunate complication” that demolishes his quality of life, or ends it. The only way for doctors as well as patients to win the Pennsylvania (Medical Society) Lottery is not to play. There are many ways, of which one is described above, in which complex health care systems can load the dice or stack the deck against doctor and patient alike. The express purpose of state Rep. Phyllis Mundy’s health care quality system legislation is to get the jokers and low cards out of the deck, but the Medical Society opposes these efforts while it argues for caps on malpractice damage awards. Voters need to ask their legislators to disregard this organization’s input on either issue while its physician members need to take a hard second look at what they are getting for their dues.
William A. Levinson Wilkes-Barre
Medical society hurts efforts at quality care
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’ve been reading about how Clif Madrack and borough administrator Joseph A. Mazur don’t see eye to eye on how the residents of Plymouth could best be served. At least Mr. Madrack, Bill Dixon and Steve Gerko of the Plymouth Action Committee have a video on YouTube outlining their plan for Plymouth, should they get elected. What are you plans, Mr. Mazur? How will you help the residents of Plymouth? Will you clean up the playgrounds for our kids and make them safe, instead of places to buy illegal drugs? What about our deplorable roads? What about the trash on our streets? What about the unregistered and uninspected cars parked on our streets, etc.? Instead of badmouthing Mr. Madrack’s
Plymouth writer wants official’s game plan
he Pennsylvania Medical Society recently posted “Medical Liability Reform: Striving for Fairness,” a transcript of its testimony to the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee in favor of caps on malpractice damages, at www.pamedsoc.org. It reads, in part: “Perhaps I am old-fashioned, but I wish we could return to the days when poor outcomes and unfortunate complications were just that: poor outcomes and unfortunate complications. Today, whether it’s the mislabeled horsepower of my mower or an unanticipated surgical wound infection, such events have instead become little more than jackpot opportunities to get rich quick.” The first sentence writes off “unfortunate complications” such as hospital acquired infections to bad luck or, indeed, anything but defects in the complex systems in which doctors must work. A patient can, for example, get a surgical wound infection if somebody over whom the surgeon has no control whatsoever does not clean his hands before changing a dressing. A good quality-management system can make it impossible for hospital staff members to forget to clean their hands, but the Medical Society has bragged openly about its role in derailing legislation (HB 743 in 2005 and HB 246 in 2009) to encourage hospitals to implement such systems. The second sentence equates life-threatening infections to inaccurate claims on consumer products, and it then equates disabling or fatal medical outcomes to gambling jackpots. It is easy to envision a
am writing to encourage readers to contact their congressmen, senators and the president to oppose any budget compromise that includes a rider to de-list the Rocky Mountain wolves from the protection of the Endangered Species Act. First, such a rider has nothing to do with deficit reduction, and is being added as a blatant example of political expediency to capture the votes of certain Western states’ politicians so that they can appease their states’ well-funded “ranch lobbies.” Second, since there is no legitimate scientific study that would support delisting the wolves; the rider would establish the extremely bad precedent of removing an animal from the protection of the Endangered Species Act for political purposes rather than because of scientific study. This would be a tragic end to the many years of effort to reintroduce wolves to some of their prior range. Lastly, it is well documented that the wolves fulfill a vital role by culling the sick and weak animals from the herds of prey animals, thereby improving the breeding stock. There are also many viable, nonviolent alternatives to killing the wolves. (To learn more about these alternatives, please visit The Defenders of Wildlife’s website). If we are ever to reduce the level of violence in the world, we must learn that, in either human or animal affairs, killing is never a “solution.”
Garry S. Taroli Dallas
Rocky Mountain wolves deserve our protection
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Nine teachers leaving won’t be replaced, says consultant for cash-strapped district.
By TOM HUNTINGTON Times Leader Correspondent
UNION TWP. – Unlike many other financially strapped school districts in this region, the Northwest Area School Board doesn’t at this time intend to effect major staff reductions and program cuts but rather, according to what was said at a finance committee meeting Monday night, will not replace teachers who are retiring at the end of the 2010--11 school term. It was stated by Albert Melone Jr., business consultant for the district, that letters of retirement have been accepted by the school board from 13 teachers and of those 13, only four positions will be filled. for the 2011-12 term. This situation, along with proposed reductions in supplies, field trip expenses, dues and student activities, have resulted in Northwest facing a $300,000 deficit in its proposed budget,
which is scheduled to be adopted in June. That figure comes in the aftermath of the news last month of the loss of $1.5 million in state subsidies.. By not replacing retirees, Melone estimated the district will save $542,972. Besides not replacing retirees, Melone said that the finance committee has recommended that the school board curtail sports programs for sevenththrough ninth-grade students. Ninth-graders (freshmen) will, however, have the alternative of competing on a junior varsity level next year. Through what Melone called “shared pain,” expenses in the proposed budget are at $18 million. He said at present an increase in what he called the tax index is 2 percent, which would be another $90,000 from real estate levies. Al Gordon, chairman of the finance committee, said that while the district might no longer conduct seventh- and eighthgrade sports programs, their continuation could be sustained
through booster club or business sponsorship. He said the athletic fields and uniforms would be available, but there might not be any teams to schedule. Melone said a majority of neighboring districts have announced intentions to curtail their seventhand eighth-grade teams. Among the adjustments being imposed, Melone said the administrative staff has agreed to a salary freeze for the 2011-12 term. Those involved would be the superintendent, principals, assistant principals and other supervisory personnel. Melone said there will be no furloughs at this time, “nor do we anticipate any furloughs in the near future.’’ In the overall formula to effect budget reductions, Nancy Tkatch, district superintendent, said that an increase in classroom sizes for students in kindergarten through sixth grade is part of several options that she has placed before the school board. Gina Schwartz, school board member, expressed initial objection. She said that Tkatch’s that doesn’t get some kind of satisfaction to know that the mastermind of 9/11 is gone,” but added, “it’s far from over.” “I know he would be very leery,” she said of her son. “I think he would say, ‘It’s just going to be the beginning,’” she said. “It’s very mixed emotions, especially from the men that served with him. It’s just so devastating; everything that’s happened; so many lives have been lost, and it’s not over.” Justice served Bill Jenkins, of Lehman Township, echoed DePrimo’s comments. “Justice has definitely been served,” he said. “I’m sure there will still be terrorism in the future, which is unfortunate, but when you take out someone like that, it certainly rains on their parade.” On Sept. 11, 2001, Jenkins was living in New Jersey and working at Goldman Sachs, about two
proposal will “jump class sizes substantially and be quite painful” for the students and teachers. Randy Tomassacci, recently elected to the board, asked Melone if a freeze in teacher salaries is on the table, and he was told by Melone, “We’re cautiously optimistic.”
NW plans not to replace retirees
NORTHMORELAND TOWNSHIP – The Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a spaghetti benefit from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 19 at the fire house, 1618 Demunds Road, Centermoreland. Dinner will consist of spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert, and can be eaten in or taken out. Proceeds will benefit member Mary Anne Warner. She has undergone several operations, and is still under doctor’s care. For more information, contact president Jim Gilpin at 333-4906. blocks from the World Trade Center. As usual, he got off the train at the subway station in the basement of the twin towers that morning and walked to his office. Not long after arriving, the first plane struck the North Tower of the center. Jenkins said many of his friends, acquaintances and business associates were killed in the attacks. He said bin Laden’s death “doesn’t fix what happened, but it definitely gives some peace for all the families that were affected.” Monday morning, Jenkins, who now works for Wells-Fargo Investments in Wilkes-Barre, played basketball with friend Dan Paley, of Shavertown, who also witnessed the 2001 attack from his office at CIBC World Markets across the street from the twin towers. “We just looked at each other,” Jenkins said, “and I said, ‘We got him,’ and he said, ‘Yeah, we did.’ ”
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fight at a compound in Pakistan on Sunday. President Barack Obama announced the death of the al-Qaida leader and director Continued from Page 1A of the largest terrorist attack in The next night, as she learned American history later that night. 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden had been killed by American Far from over The news was bittersweet for special forces in Pakistan, she unHelen DePrimo, of Pittston, derstood the message. “Everybody in the room just whose son, 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePricried, and said ‘Look, that’s what mo, was killed in combat in AfMichael was trying to tell us,’” ghanistan in 2008. Helen DePrimo said the atshe said. “I’m saying now, our tacks led her son to fulfill a lifeprayers are answered.” Carlo called the news “the best long interest in the military by birthday present I ever had,” even joining the Pennsylvania Army if “it’s not going to make anything National Guard. Her son wanted better; it’s not going to bring any- to join the military during the first Gulf War, she said, but was perone back.” She admits she still hasn’t total- suaded to finish his education ly gotten over Michael’s death – “I first. “After 9/11, he didn’t mention haven’t gotten much further than September 10, 2001,” she said – it; he just went and signed up bebut added, “I’m very happy today cause that was what he thought he had to do,” Helen DePrimo to know what I know.” After a decade-long military said. DePrimo said she doesn’t manhunt, U.S. special operations forces killed bin Laden in a fire- “think there’s any military man
doors, he added, “I’m sorry to my family.” Police say Beamer was watching movies with his brother John Bogdon and friend Samantha Claudio Sunday night in a thirdfloor apartment at 535 W. Shawnee Ave. in Plymouth. Near midnight, Bogdon asked if Claudio was leaving soon, sparking an argument between the siblings. Beamer repeatedly asked Bogdon to leave, according to police, and retrieved a 9 mm pistol from between the cushion and arm of a chair and placed a live round in it. The affidavit of probable cause says that Beamer claimed he held the gun in his right hand while grabbing Bogdon’s shirt with his left hand as Bogdon threw punches. “Beamer stated that they began to spin around the living room floor when they heard the gun discharge,” the affidavit says. Beamer told police Claudio screamed, ran into the kitchen and collapsed. Beamer’s mother came up from the second-floor apartment, and he asked her to call 911. Claudio was taken to Geisinger Wyoming Valley in Plains Township, where she was pronounced dead at 12:30 a.m. Monday. The affidavit of probable cause says that Plymouth police Officer Joshua Evans arrived first on the scene and heard a female voice screaming. He requested additional help and entered to find a white female – Claudio - lying on the floor at the doorway, with a white male – Beamer - kneeling next to her, apparently applying pressure to a wound under her left arm. Evans asked where the shooter was, and Beamer replied, “I’m sorry, I accidentally pulled the trigger,” the affidavit says.
Beamer then told Evans the gun was in the front room in the couch, where it was later found wrapped in a shirt with what appeared to be blood. According to police, Beamer said he found the gun about two months ago along a trail frequented by all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles in the Plymouth Flats area of Plymouth Township, and that he had never attempted to contact police or to find the rightful owner. Beamer was charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and theft of property lost, mislaid or delivered by mistake. Luzerne County First Assistant District Attorney Jeff Tokach said there are currently no plans to charge Bogdon. During his brief arraignment, Beamer told Whittaker that he has worked full-time for three years at “Rob’s Restaurant” in Plymouth, and that he had partial custody of a 4-year-old daughter. Asked if he had been in trouble with the law before, Beamer said the mother of his daughter had accused him of threatening the girl, and had sought a protectionfrom-abuse order, but that was “two years ago.” Beamer said he had no record since that. Beamer’s preliminary hearing was set for May 10, 10 a.m., in Whittaker’s Nanticoke office.
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Autenrieth, the wife of Daniel Autenrieth, the man who killed Miller. Heavy sobs resonated throughout the courtroom on several occasions as Angela Miller described the devastating impact her husband’s June 7, 2009 death has had on her and other family members. Joshua Miller, 34, of Pittston Township, was fatally shot, and another trooper, Robert Lombardo, 36, of Pittston Township, was wounded by Autenrieth following a high speed chase that began after he abducted his 9-year-old son from his estranged wife’s home. Autenrieth, who was also killed, obtained the gun from Gross, who falsified her address on a federal firearms application in order to purchase it nine days before the incident. Gross, 25, of Westfield, N.J., pleaded guilty to the charge in February. Clutching a picture of her 4year-old daughter, Angela Miller choked back tears as she spoke of the day she had to tell the little girl her father would not be coming home. “Prior to June 7, 2009, every day I woke up happy. Every day I woke up safe,” Miller said. “Since then I wake up struggling through the day … having to put the pieces of our lives together.” Miller at one point turned and showed the picture of her daughter, who was sleeping on a pillow
Miller made from her fallen husband’s work shirts after he died. The child has had difficulty understanding her father’s death. Kelly Miller, 35, sister of the slain trooper, spoke about how she found her niece playing with her mother’s cell phone at a birthday party. When she asked what she was doing, she said she “was texting daddy in heaven.” The comment caused the child’s grandmother, Peggy Miller, 55, to break into heaving sobs. She buried her head in her hands, grasping a locket bearing her slain son’s image as she struggled to regain her composure. Susan Autenrieth spoke of the horror she and her son deal with daily as they relive having a gun pointed at them. The boy was rescued unharmed from his father’s car after his father was fatally shot. “There isn’t a day that goes by they I don’t close my eyes and see that gun,” she said. Autenrieth and Angela Miller have supported each other since the incident, Miller said. They embraced outside the courtroom following the sentencing. Fifty supporters at hearing The Miller family was joined at the hearing by approximately 50 supporters, including more than two dozen off-duty state police troopers. The group burst into applause at the end of the hearing. Gross’ attorney, Eric Breslin, portrayed Gross, who had no prior record, as a kind-hearted, naïve woman who was duped by Autenrieth into buying the weapon, never imagining what his intenTFP said that a traffic study has been completed in relation to the project and that they were awaiting final PennDOT approval. “I’m concerned that if you put a traffic light at the entrance,” Somoga continued, “people will be attempting to walk from the hotel to the casino.” The commission noted there are no sidewalks along that section of 315
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Angela Miller, left, widow of state police Trooper Joshua Miller, embraces her sister-in-law Kelly Miller, center, and mother-inlaw Peggy Miller outside the courthouse in Philadelphia, Monday.
tions were. Breslin said he understands the anguish of Miller’s family, but the brunt of their angst and anger should be directed at Daniel Autenrieth, not Gross. “Mr. Autenrieth is not here to face the consequences,” Breslin said. “She is the only defendant left, so she is the one who is in the spotlight.” While acknowledging Gross’ history, Jones rejected the request for house arrest, saying he believed a stiffer sentence was warranted, in part, to deter others who might consider illegally purchasing a gun for others. Federal guidelines called for a sentence of six to 12 months in prison. Breslin vehemently objected to the sentence, imploring Jones to reconsider. “I understand the angst of the people in this room … but to send and TFP confirmed that none are planned. TFP stated that a wetlands study had been submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers for approval and an erosion and sediment study was also awaiting final go-ahead from the Department of Environmental Protection. “We’re very excited about the project and we think it’s going
this woman to prison for seven months under these circumstances, I just don’t think that’s fair,” Breslin said. Jones stood by his decision, however, to the relief of Angela Miller. “I’m glad to see she will be incarcerated for some time,” Miller said following the sentencing. Miller took issue with Breslin’s characterization of her family as being on some sort of “witch hunt” against Gross. “That is so not the case,” she said. “They were both wrong and should be penalized for their wrongdoing. Her boyfriend has already paid his consequences to a higher authority.” Breslin said he will review the case to determine if there is any basis for an appeal. Gross was permitted to remain free pending her report date, which was set for May 23. to be a nice addition along Route 315,” said Robert Tamburro, TFP trustee and general partner. “Route 315 is certainly gaining more prominence in our area with the recent completion of Mohegan Sun and our project is going to add to that growth.” TFP still needs a final hearing before the Plains Township Planning Commission before it can proceed with the project.
son. I feel like my son should have a second chance,” Snyder said. SmithalsoapologizedtoMcGrady’s family and friends, saying he was being reckless the night of the crash, and he sometimes wishes it was he who died in the crash rather than McGrady. “It was a bad experience and a life-long lesson,” Smith said. Neishell also spoke briefly Monday afternoon, saying as Smith’s girlfriend and McGrady’s friend, she can’t choose which side to be on and doesn’t know who she is Sheena Delazio, a Times Leader supposed to be anymore. staff writer, may be reached at 829“Ican’tgotoschool,Idon’tsleep, 7235.
I’m sick to my stomach,” Neishell said. And, in a rare instance in court proceedings, Amesbury became emotional after handing down Smith’s disposition, tearfully telling McGrady’s family that after reading letters written to him, he wishes McGrady was someone he knew. Amesbury told the families not to focus on the pain and anger. “I can’t turn back the clock,” Amesbury said. “All I can do is empathizewithallofyou.Iread(those letters)asajudgeandaperson.The pain will never go away. There’s no winners here. There’s only loss.”
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large fire truck on the site. It seems a little tight.” TFP said a study had been conducted using trucks to scale with township safety vehicles and the area is adequate to provide proper access.
reporting. Croner said The Times Leader covered the same story and referred to the case accurately as “the D’Elia investigation.” The Citizens’ Voice stories were based on information provided to two reporters – Edward Lewis and James Conmy – that were largely based on unnamed sources involved with the investigation. The sources claimed that Joseph Sr. was being investigated for running a money laundering scheme with D’Elia and for using his transport company to run weapons, drugs and prostitutes. “Who are these invisible sources?” Croner asked. “What would possibly explain The Citizens’ Voice printing these articles that stray so far from the truth?” Croner said Lewis was “in love with anonymous sources” – showing several stories that were dominated by the use of the unnamed sources. Croner said the stories made the Josephs appear to be “indictees in waiting.” He said when D’Elia was indicted, there was no criminal link between him and Joseph. Bill O’Boyle, a Times Leader staff “Where does one go to get their writer, may be reached at 829-7218.
reputation back?” Croner asked. Croner said the stories identified Joseph Sr. as a “target” in the investigation. Armed government agents did search Joseph’s business (Acumark) and his home, the stories stated, adding that the agents wore bullet-proof vests and entered the building with weapons drawn. Lewis, who now works as a Times Leader police and court reporter, and Conmy, who is now a Wilkes-Barre city police officer, each testified that they knew the unnamed sources, trusted them and believed the information provided to be accurate. Both said they had no knowledge of the Josephs prior to writing the stories and harbored no animosity toward either. They said they discussed the use of the sources with their editors and permission was granted to use them and the information provided. They said they revealed the names of their sources to the editors. Lewis and Conmy said they never received a phone call from the Josephs or their legal counsel to complain about the stories and they were never asked to print a correction or retraction. The trial continues today.
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TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
Pitcher’s endeavor lifts SWB
Noesi threw 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball to lead Yankees past Gwinnett.
By BEN BEITZEL For the Times Leader
PENS DROP GAME 3
C A L D E R C U P P L AY O F F S
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — For the first time this season, Hector Noesi took the mound in a regular routine. It seemed to work. The right-hander, making his third start of the year for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing one run off seven hits, walking one and striking out four. He stranded six runners in the process. His effort set the tone for the Yankees 3-1 win over the Gwinnett Braves. Noesi gave up two lead-off sinYANKEES gles in the first inning and despite to straight strikeouts, BRAVES couldn’t get out of the inning scoreless. Gwinnett’s Ed Lucas, who homered Sunday, singled with two outs to knock in the game’s first run. But the Yankees answered. Gwinnett starter Jacob Thompson threw nine straight balls with two outs in the second inning, loading the base for the Yankees. When he did find the strike zone, Greg Golson knocked a ball back up the middle to score Jordan Parraz and Ramiro Pena and give Scranton/Wilkes-Barre a 2-1 lead. That lead was all Noesi needed as he shut down the G-Braves the rest of his outing, leaving the game in line for his first win. The 5 2/3 innings were the longest so far for Noesi, who only pitched three innings in his previous start at Charlotte. He needed 71 pitches to get through the three innings, allowing two runs off three hits and walking a career-high five in the no-decision at Charlotte. The April 27 outing was his first since April 9. Noesi joined the New York bullpen when Luis Ayala went on the disabled list April 13. He never appeared for the big club during his eight-day stint. When he returned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre he again sat for five more days before his first ill-fated start. But then came Monday and his efficient 85 pitch outing. He put a few runners on base, but the defense helped out. A strong throw from right fielder Parraz nailed Gwinnett’s Jordan Schafer at the plate as he tried to score from second in the
A goalie who’s keeping them all in Check
he hard-shooting, high-scoring Charlotte Checkers typically intimidate even the most gifted goaltenders with their explosive offensive prowess. They only made Brad Thiessen better. He looked real good in the regular season, setting the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton franchise record with 35 victories while he was named the co-winner of the Harry “Hap” Holmes Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding goaltender. But Thiessen appeared pretty beatable when playoffs began, surrendering the winning goal in two tight games against Norfolk. Then Charlotte came to town. The Checkers feature six scorers who romped through the regular season with over 20 goals, and scored 265 times – the second-most in the league. They didn’t get one against Thiessen on Saturday night. He stopped 34 shots in WilkesBarre/Scranton’s series-evening 3-0 victory, becoming the fifth Penguins goalie to post a playoff shutout. It is why the Penguins believe they have an advantage over anyone they play in the postseason, no matter what happened during Monday’s Game 3 in Charlotte. “It starts with Brad,” Penguins captain Ryan Craig was saying after Thiessen inspired the Penguins with his perfection in Game 2. “Brad was solid back there, as he has been all year. When your goaltender is your best penalty killer, you stand a good chance.” Prospects of winning a Calder Cup seemed bleak for the Penguins when the postseason started. Thiessen wasn’t bad in the first round, allowing little more than 1.8 goals a game. But he came out of on the wrong end of 2-1 and 2-0 scores in the first two games, and even he had to wonder if his magic was wearing off. But he was thrilling for the rest of that series, snatching a couple of one-goal games down in Norfolk while sparking Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to a 4-2 series victory. “Like our team, he got better as the series went on,” Penguins coach John Hynes said. “I think that’s a good assessment,” Thiessen said Saturday. “Last series was the first time I’d really been in a seven-game playoff series for awhile.” He’s a 25-year-old kid from Aldergrove, British Columbia who hadn’t previously faced the pressure of playing in so many one-goal AHL playoff games, especially when machine gunlike shots keep flying at you. “It’s fun when you’re getting shots like that,” Thiessen said. “As a goaltender, you’ve got to make sure you’re sharp.” He knows what to expect now. The Checkers came at him with screens and power plays, with oddangled shots and tricky rebound swats. Thiessen stopped every one of them. “He’s unbelievable,” Penguins winger Brett Sterling said. “What can you say about him? He’s a great goaltender.” That’s great for the Penguins gaining peace of mind. Especially Thiessen’s taking a piece of the action away from the Checkers. He can anticipate more nights like Saturday, when a team such as Charlotte keeps flooding the crease with flying pucks. “I think you know, as a goaltender, you’re going to have to make some saves,” Thiessen said. He may not have to make all of them. But one marvelous night shows everyone he can.
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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguin Tim Wallace gets dumped in front of the Charlotte Checker goal during an AHL playoff game Monday night in Charlotte.
Overtime loss in Charlotte has WBS facing 2-1 deficit
By TOM VENESKY firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlotte’s Brett Bellemore takes a shot against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Monday night in Charlotte. Charlotte won the game 2-1 in overtime.
CHARLOTTE, NC – The WilkesBarre/Scranton Penguins played solid for two periods during their Game 3 East Division finals matchup against the Charlotte Checkers. But playing well for 40 minutes isn’t good enough when it comes to the postseason, as the Penguins allowed the Checker’s to score a game-tying goal in the second period that eventually led to overtime. And that led to a game-winning goal from Charlotte forward Brett Sutter at 5:40 of overtime as the Penguins fell to the Checkers 2-1. It was the first road loss for the Penguins this postseason as they now spot Charlotte a 2-1 series lead. “They’re a good team and we can’t let them come back in the second (period),”
Charlotte leads the series, 2-1. Game 4 Wednesday.
said forward David Marshall. “The thing we have to learn from this is we have to play a full 60 (minutes).” The Penguins started off on the right foot –scoring the crucial first goal, when Chris Collins and Tim Wallace teamed up on a two-on-one midway through the first
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NFL LABOR DISPUTE
League asks for the lockout to be upheld
By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer
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MINNEAPOLIS — Its players again barred from coming to work, the NFL told a federal appeals court Monday it believes the appeal over whether the lockout is legal can “readily be resolved” during the offseason. The NFL filed a brief with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, arguing that the lockout should remain on hold permanently while the two sides hash their conflict out in court. A three-judge panel of the appeals court put U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson’s order lifting the 45-day lockout on
hold temporarily last week. The owners reinstated the lockout a few hours later, and they want Nelson’s order eventually overturned altogether. In an 18-page brief, the NFL again argued that Nelson shouldn’t have jurisdiction in the labor fight. The league’s attorneys have repeatedly cited the Norris-LaGuardia Act, a Depression-era law they say bars federal courts from interfering in labor disputes on either side. They again argued that lifting the lockout would result in the irreparable harm necessary to deserve a stay of Nelson’s order. The absence of a stay “would irrepara-
bly harm the NFL by undercutting its labor law rights and irreversibly scrambling the eggs of player-club transactions,” the NFL’s attorneys wrote. “Absent a stay, there will be trades, player signings, players cut under existing contracts, and a host of other changes in employment relationships” between hundreds of players and the 32 NFL teams. The filing is the latest salvo in the bitter dispute over the division of this $9 billion business. Hours after NFL players started to pick up playbooks and talk with coaches for the
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Focused Patriots defeat Dallas, own one-game lead in division
By DEREK LEVARSE email@example.com
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Pittston Area shortstop Josh Savokinas did it all against Dallas on Monday, going 3-for-3 with a double, a homer and three RBI to go with strong defense.
DALLAS — There are some memories from last season still lingering. But with each win in 2011, Pittston Area is making some new ones. The Patriots had to replace nearly their entire starting lineup a year ago but caught fire at the end of the season, falling just short of beating top-seeded Valley View in the district quarterfinals. That loss motivated Pittston Area in the offseason, and now the Patriots are back among the top teams in the Wyoming Valley Conference. They continued their surge on Monday with a 7-2 road win against Dallas. “That same core of guys is back. And See BASEBALL, Page 4B
right from day one we said we’re not going to PITTSTON wait around like last AREA year to start playing,” Patriots coach Paul Zaffuto said. “They knew by the end of last DALLAS year that they were a team to reckon with. We went in against a 14-0 team (in the playoffs) and we felt that we were a better team than they were. And the kids believed it. “We got our knees chopped out from under us (in that game) and it was a whole summer’s worth of work that went into this. The kids were saying,
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Playoff Glance All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 4, Indiana 1 Saturday, April 16: Chicago 104, Indiana 99 Monday, April 18: Chicago 96, Indiana 90 Thursday, April 21: Chicago 88, Indiana 84 Saturday, April 23: Indiana 89, Chicago 84 Tuesday, April 26: Chicago 116, Indiana 89 Miami 4, Philadelphia 1 Saturday, April 16: Miami 97, Philadelphia 89 Monday, April 18: Miami 94, Philadelphia 73 Thursday, April 21: Miami 100, Philadelphia 94 Sunday, April 24: Philadelphia 86, Miami 82 Wednesday, April 27: Miami 97, Philadelphia 91 Boston 4, New York 0 Sunday, April 17: Boston 87, New York 85 Tuesday, April 19: Boston 96, New York 93 Friday, April 22: Boston 113, New York 96 Sunday, April 24: Boston 101, New York 89 Atlanta 4, Orlando 2 Saturday, April 16: Atlanta 103, Orlando 93 Tuesday, April 19: Orlando 88, Atlanta 82 Friday, April 22: Atlanta 88, Orlando 84 Sunday, April 24: Atlanta 88, Orlando 85 Tuesday, April 26: Orlando 101, Atlanta 76 Thursday, April 28: Atlanta 84, Orlando 81 WESTERN CONFERENCE Memphis 4, San Antonio 2 Sunday, April 17: Memphis 101, San Antonio 98 Wednesday, April 20: San Antonio 93, Memphis 87 Saturday, April 23: Memphis 91, San Antonio 88 Monday, April 25: Memphis 104, San Antonio 86 Wednesday, April 27: San Antonio 110, Memphis 103, OT Friday, April 29: Memphis 99, San Antonio 91 L.A. Lakers 4, New Orleans 2 Sunday, April 17: New Orleans 109, L.A. Lakers 100 Wednesday, April 20: L.A. Lakers 87, New Orleans 78 Friday, April 22: L.A. Lakers 100, New Orleans 86 Sunday, April 24: New Orleans 93, L.A. Lakers 88 Tuesday, April 26: L.A. Lakers 106, New Orleans 90 Thursday, April 28: L.A. Lakers 98, New Orleans 80 Dallas 4, Portland 2 Saturday, April 16: Dallas 89, Portland 81 Tuesday, April 19: Dallas 101, Portland 89 Thursday, April 21: Portland 97, Dallas 92 Saturday, April 23: Portland 84, Dallas 82 Monday, April 25: Dallas 93, Portland 82 Thursday, April 28: Dallas 103, Portland 96 Oklahoma City 4, Denver 1 Sunday, April 17: Oklahoma City 107, Denver 103 Wednesday, April 20: Oklahoma City 106, Denver 89 Saturday, April 23: Oklahoma City 97, Denver 94 Monday, April 25: Denver 104, Oklahoma City 101 Wednesday, April 27: Oklahoma City 100, Denver 97 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlanta 1, Chicago 0 Monday, May 2: Atlanta 103, Chicago 95 Wednesday, May 4: Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. Friday, May 6: Chicago at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 8: Chicago at Atlanta, 8 p.m. x-Tueseday, May 10: Atlanta at Chicago, TBA x-Thursday, May 12: Chicago at Atlanta, TBA x-Sunday, May 15: Atlanta at Chicago, TBA Miami 1, Boston 0 Sunday, May 1: Miami 99, Boston 90 Tuesday, May 3: Boston at Miami, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7: Miami at Boston, 8 p.m. Monday, May 9: Miami at Boston, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 11: Boston at Miami, TBA x-Friday, May 13: Miami at Boston, TBA x-Monday, May 16: Boston at Miami, 8 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE L.A. Lakers vs. Dallas Monday, May 2: Dallas at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesday, May 4: Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 6: L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8: L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 3:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 10: Dallas at L.A. Lakers, TBA x-Thursday, May 12: L.A. Lakers at Dallas, TBA x-Sunday, May 15: Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Memphis 1, Oklahoma City 0 Sunday, May 1: Memphis 114, Oklahoma City 101 Tuesday, May 3: Memphis at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7: Oklahoma City at Memphis, 5 p.m. Monday, May 9: Oklahoma City at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 11: Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBA x-Friday, May 13: Oklahoma City at Memphis, TBA x-Sunday, May 15: Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBA
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On the mark
Just four more short days until the Kentucky Derby…….do you have your winning horse picked out yet? This season’s version of the Run For The Roses seems more wide-open than ever. It’s getting down to crunch time and I’ve been studying hard, hoping to be lucky enough to pick the winner of perhaps the most unpredictable Derby in recent memory. Keep in mind that post time for Pocono’s live harness program this Saturday is an early 5 p.m. start. BEST BET: IN MINT CONDITION (4TH) VALUE PLAY: TIMER (8TH)
Post Time 6:30 p.m. All Races One Mile First-$9,000 Cond.Trot;n/w $5,000 last 5 9 Proud Moment T.Tetrick 8-6-8 Timmy’s been red-hot 6 Buckeye Man T.Buter 1-8-6 Looks for a repeat 2 Katie’s Red Rose M.Kakaley 3-3-2 Likes the front end 8 Enjoy Your Tour M.Simons 3-3-5 Good to have Simons back 1 Muscles To Spare B.Simpson 5-5-4 Does retain Simpson 4 Wolf’s Jann J.Pavia 4-6-3 Drops, but shown little 5 Round About L.Stalbaum 8-7-1 Little since that win 3 Xtreme Talent G.Napolitano 5-4-2 Extreme disappointment 7 Lost In The Fog A.Santeramo 2-5-7 Lives up to name Second-$6,100 Clm.Pace;clm.price $7,500 3 Clos Pegase G.Napolitano 1-7-1 Old vet knows track well 5 Buzzd On Sudzz A.McCarthy 1-4-3 Just beat similar 9 Scootin Higher M.Kakaley 3-8-9 3rd start for Mollor barn 6 Saucy Master N J.Pavia 4-7-6 Back from Chester 7 Lightning Prince T.Tetrick 6-6-8 Back from Vernon 1 Pop A Top Again H.Parker 6-6-8 Yet to blow 4 Savvy Hawk J.Taggart 3-5-5 Couldn’t beat cheaper 8 Ludi Christy W.Mann 2-3-4 Scratched-vet last out 2 Marty B Shady A.Napolitano 9-8-8 Stuck in the shade Third-$8,500 Cond.Trot;maidens 3 Glide Maid M.Kakaley 3-5-3 Draws a soft bunch 5 Broadway Starlet M.Simons 5-7-7 Note equipment change 1 NF Aggie Ridge L.Stalbaum 4-5-1 Does get better post draw 2 Timocracy J.Taggart 7-3-6 Vote a different race 9 Sugar Cone J.Rattray 5-6-6 Very green filly 8 Lady Love Hanover H.Parker 7-6-3 What a weak third race 4 Charity Comesfirst A.Napolitano 8-5-8 No one is giving 6 In Your Room E.Mollor 6-9-5 Soon to be longtime maiden 7 LJ’s Fortune D.Ingraham 5-3-6 Fills out sleeper field Fourth-$8,500 Cond.Pace;n/w 1 pm race life 6 In Mint Condition A.Miller 6-1-1 The best bet 9 A Fool House M.Kakaley 3-4-2 Getting closer 1 Eggroll P.Berry 3-7-3 Illinois bred grabs show 3 Grand Penn Station A.McCarthy 3-5-x Prepped decent for this 4 Nukes Art M.Lancaster 5-5-1 Lancaster with rare steer 7 Hey Scoob G.Napolitano 5-3-4 Tiring speed 5 My Edward T.Tetrick 6-6-5 Best work at the fairs 2 Add A Little Magic E.Nickle 7-9-6 Swallowed up 8 Prince Rudyard D.Ingraham 3-4-8 Off since Sept Fifth-$8,500 Cond.Trot;maidens 6 Man O’War T.Tetrick 2-2-7 Won’t be stopped 9 Zen Master T.Buter 3-9-2 More than capable 1 Take Heart J.Campbell 4-3-7 NJSS trotter 8 Price War G.Napolitano 3-4-4 Got a trip over the track 4 Cashahallic M.Simons 2-2-3 Yet to win in eight starts 7 Broadway’s Heir D.Ingraham 2-7-4 Almost got there at 14-1 2 Pembroke Big Bo J.Pavia 4-4-6 Slow 5 Jaded Tim M.Kakaley 6-3-5 Cut up 3 Flying Fawago J.Taggart 3-7-7 Flopping in the breeze Sixth-$8,600 Clm.Trot;clm.price $10,000 6 Tilly Bomb M.Simons 2-2-7 Now she’s ready 2 Crystal Sizzler G.Napolitano 8-2-4 Pena trainee 3 Mighty Moses L.Stalbaum 1-5-5 Jogged by Emery Ho 4 Emery Ho T.Tetrick 3-1-3 Spit the bit as the chalk 1 Wildfire Bo J.Campbell 8-7-8 Drops a bit in price 5 Diva Diva T.Buter 9-5-1 Raymer having nice meet 7 Corly’s Finale M.Romano 4-4-4 Slim chance 8 L D Spur M.Kakaley 5-6-6 Again draws poorly 9 Credit Limit M.Lancaster 5-4-5 Maxed out Seventh-$21,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $30,000 5 Pan Grad G.Napolitano 6-1-2 Finds a way 6 Buckeye In Charge M.Kakaley 3-2-1 Can’t lag so far behind 1 Mambo Italiano T.Tetrick 4-4-2 Continues to have tough luck 4 House Of Rocknroll P.Berry 3-4-4 First off the claim 8 Unicorn Hanover B.Simpson 3-3-1 Fits in here, but 8 slot 3 Gentleman Friend J.Pavia 5-5-8 2nd-time lasix user 2 Bongo T.Buter 4-5-4 A longshot 9 K Slater A.McCarthy 3-6-7 Moves in for a tag 7 Mikes Hope L.Stalbaum 6-7-5 Distant trailer Eighth-$9,000 Cond.Trot;n/w $5,000 last 5 6 Timer A.McCarthy 2-9-2 Darkhorse of the night 1 Diamond Stud D.Ingraham 2-7-6 Takes money from pole 5 Twocarlane J.Pavia 8-6-2 Pavia trying to get in gear 2 Smedshammer H.Parker 5-4-3 Keeps tiring 4 Jimmy Get Lost M.Simons 7-5-5 Simons the new pilot 8 Mablesimamazed P.Berry 4-2-7 Lacks last qtr burst 3 Calchips Muscle M.Romano 6-6-8 Time for a workout 7 Andiron Springs M.Kakaley 6-9-1 Summer may never come 9 Mr China A.Napolitano 8-7-6 ……next race please Ninth-$9,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $5,000 last 5 1 Big Guy B.Simpson 8-8-8 Pocket rocket 4 Real One And Only G.Napolitano 7-2-7 Likely chalk 5 Bettor Watch Him M.Simons 5-4-6 Cover drags him to third 6 Fourth Page M.Romano 4-6-7 Note the driver change 8 Monet C C D.Ingraham 7-3-7 Fast early, not late 3 Successfully Rich J.Taggart 6-8-1 Rides the rails 2 Native Justice A.McCarthy 7-6-7 Missed a few turns 7 Four Starz Twins M.Kakaley 8-6-5 Slow in the AM 9 Space Walk J.Pavia 7-3-3 Not happening Tenth-$21,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $25,000 last 5 4 Billie Bluechip J.Pavia 4-4-5 Grabs much needed win 2 Hannah Isabel G.Napolitano 2-1-1 Game mare 7 Ideal Necarine T.Buter 7-4-8 Been facing better 6 Dagnabit Hanover T.Tetrick 3-4-5 Tetrick gets live drive 8 Runaway Tray J.Campbell 1-1-4 Goes for third straight 1 Eagle See B.Simpson 4-2-5 Fan favorite 3 Kate’s Joy K.Sizer 4-7-1 In with tough group 5 LR Dancing Dream P.Berry 8-1-2 Speedster staggers late 9 Fortunes Smile A.Miller 2-4-1 Slides through the cracks Eleventh-$9,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $5,000 last 5 5 Last Conquest G.Napolitano 8-6-7 Lays over this field 6 Native Art A.Miller 3-3-7 Sent by team Miller 7 Big Slick Z Tam T.Tetrick 3-3-1 Yonkers invader 9 Hagi J.Pavia 7-2-7 First off the claim 2 I Scoot For Cash T.Buter 6-2-4 Couldn’t stay with Voltage 4 Mexican Coast M.Simons 3-5-4 Can’t find form of 2010 1 Tinys Million K.Sizer 5-5-1 Save your cash 3 Mcmelody L.Stalbaum 6-7-5 Well beaten last few 8 Really Rockin A.McCarthy 8-6-5 Drummed Twelfth-$8,600 Clm.Trot;clm.price $10,000 9 A Real Laser G.Napolitano 7-3-3 Zoooooming bye 8 O-Georgie T.Buter 3-5-5 Returns to the races 2 Carscot Nexus T.Tetrick 4-1-6 Only horse that has won in ‘11 3 Marong A P.Berry 2-7-6 Best of rest 5 Ready For Freddie M.Kakaley 9-4-5 Does keep Matty K 1 Five Carat Diamond B.Simpson 4-5-4 Can sit a nice trip 4 Caviar Kid M.Simons 6-6-3 Goes for winless barn 6 Traveling Tune D.Ingraham 5-5-4 Not won in last two seasons 7 Chiselled J.Taggart 6-5-3 Sliced up Thirteenth-$6,100 Clm.Pace;clm.price $7,500 4 Lavern’s Art B.Simpson 2-1-3 Tough Fusco trainee 8 The Rising N T.Tetrick 3-2-2 Beaten fave last two 6 Sammy Savannah A.McCarthy 3-1-2 Hit the ticket last three tries 9 Mcardles Charm H.Parker 1-3-5 Beat cheaper at 9-1 price 3 Sea Dragon G.Napolitano 6-5-5 Lacks the fire 1 Broadway Jake P.Berry 6-3-1 Used up early in mile 2 Bold Guy T.Buter 5-6-4 Abbott training at .114 5 Al’s Beach Boy D.Ingraham 4-3-8 Sand blasted 7 Rampage M.Kakaley 8-8-6 Destroyed Fourteenth-$13,000 Clm.Hndcp Trot;clm.price $12-15,000 6 Credit Approved J.Pavia 2-2-5 Makes amends 2 Walden G.Napolitano 2-1-1 Certainly a contender 4 Notorious Buck T.Buter 1-3-2 Dominated similar company 8 McKelvie A.McCarthy 3-1-4 A hot commodity 7 April Sunshine M.Kakaley 5-3-1 Down a notch in price 1 Dusty Diamond M.Simons 7-3-1 Can’t stay with these 3 Kris’s Legacy A.Napolitano 3-5-3 Far from a legend 5 Cuzzin Rob T.Tetrick 7-5-1 Didn’t fire at Yonkers 9 Money Talks M.Romano 7-3-5 Keep walking Fifteenth-$8,500 Cond.Pace;n/w 1 pm race life 2 Coal Burner A.Miller 1-2-1 Debuts a winner 8 Stop Payment A.McCarthy 3-x-x Another firster 5 Shiswell’s Delight B.Simpson 6-4-3 Grabs a quiet third 7 Joachim T.Tetrick 4-7-4 A bulls fan? 6 Shark Scare A.Napolitano 5-6-8 Can use in supers 3 JK Abigezunt G.Napolitano 4-8-6 Yet to find his stride 4 Montoya Hanover J.Taggart 4-4-7 Go with Newman instead 1 Prince Marathon D.Ingraham 5-5-7 One more race to go Sixteenth-$8,500 Cond.Trot;maidens 5 Glidenfordollars M.Johansson 3-4-8 Takes the nightcap 3 Muscles Malone A.Miller 3-2-4 Worthy of a mention 9 Air Taxi E.Lohmeyer 4-7-1 Got to respect Eddie 7 Mysterious Bomb To.Schadel 6-6-5 Todd owns-trains-reins 1 Marion Magnificent G.Wasiluk 4-6-7 Looking for a check 2 Iain’tnomomaluke H.Parker 5-x-x Marks first pm debut 4 Kieran Kan M.Simons 7-5-8 Does have experience 6 Bob N Tony M.Romano 6-6-9 …..next 8 Organized Chaos D.Ingraham 8-5-4 See you tomorrow 4-1 3-1 7-2 10-1 6-1 9-2 8-1 15-1 20-1 5-2 3-1 5-1 6-1 4-1 15-1 12-1 10-1 20-1 5-2 4-1 7-2 5-1 15-1 8-1 6-1 20-1 12-1 3-1 8-1 9-2 6-1 4-1 7-2 10-1 20-1 15-1 7-2 6-1 3-1 9-2 4-1 8-1 10-1 20-1 15-1 9-2 7-2 3-1 4-1 8-1 6-1 15-1 10-1 20-1 3-1 7-2 4-1 9-2 6-1 8-1 10-1 15-1 20-1 9-2 7-2 4-1 3-1 8-1 10-1 6-1 10-1 15-1 9-2 3-1 7-2 4-1 8-1 6-1 10-1 20-1 15-1 7-2 9-2 3-1 8-1 4-1 6-1 10-1 15-1 20-1 7-2 3-1 9-2 6-1 4-1 8-1 15-1 10-1 20-1 4-1 9-2 3-1 7-2 6-1 8-1 10-1 15-1 20-1 3-1 6-1 7-2 8-1 9-2 4-1 10-1 15-1 20-1 4-1 7-2 3-1 8-1 6-1 9-2 10-1 15-1 20-1 3-1 9-2 4-1 7-2 5-1 8-1 10-1 12-1 7-2 3-1 9-2 10-1 4-1 8-1 6-1 15-1 20-1
Home Teams in Capital Letters
Wednesday, May 4
H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL (5:45 p.m.) Crestwood at Hanover Area Wyoming Valley West at Delaware Valley West Side Tech at Coughlin Pittston Area at Meyers H.S. TRACK (4:15 p.m.) Dallas at Tunkhannock Berwick at Crestwood Hazleton Area at Pittston Area H.S. GIRLS SOCCER (4:15 p.m.) Honesdale at Pittston Area North Pocono at Wyoming Seminary Meyers at Wyoming Area MMI at Tunkhannock H.S. SOFTBALL (4:15 p.m.) Coughlin at Nanticoke Pittston Area at Wyoming Valley West MMI Prep at Hanover Area Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Area
Thursday, May 5
H.S. BASEBALL (4:15 p.m.) Wyoming Valley West at Dallas Wyoming Area at Tunkhannock Coughlin at Crestwood Holy Redeemer at Nanticoke Hazleton Area at Pittston Area GAR at Hanover Area H.S. SOFTBALL (4:15 p.m.) Wyoming Valley West at Dallas Wyoming Area at Tunkhannock Coughlin at Crestwood Holy Redeemer at Nanticoke Hazleton Area at Pittston Area GAR at Hanover Area H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL (5:45 p.m.) Holy Redeemer at North Pocono Tunkhannock at Hazleton Area Lake-Lehman at Berwick Abington Heights at Dallas Nanticoke at Wyoming Area H.S. GIRLS SOCCER (4:15 p.m.) Dallas at Coughlin Crestwood at Holy Redeemer Hazleton Area at Delaware Valley Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Valley West Meyers at Wyoming Seminary
H O C K E Y
Playoff Glance All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Washington 4, New York Rangers 1 Wednesday, April 13: Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 1, OT Friday, April 15: Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 0 Sunday, April 17: N.Y. Rangers 3, Washington 2 Wednesday, April 20: Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, 2OT Saturday, April 23: Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 3 Thursday, April 14: Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Saturday, April 16: Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4 Monday, April 18: Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 2 Wednesday, April 20: Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Friday, April 22: Buffalo 4, Philadelphia 3, OT Sunday, April 24: Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4, OT Tuesday, April 26: Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 2 Boston 4, Montreal 3 Thursday, April 14: Montreal 2, Boston 0 Saturday, April 16: Montreal 3, Boston 1 Monday, April 18: Boston 4, Montreal 2 Thursday, April 21: Boston 5, Montreal 4, OT Saturday, April 23: Boston 2, Montreal 1, 2OT Tuesday, April 26: Montreal 2, Boston 1 Wednesday, April 27: Boston 4, Montreal 3, OT Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 3 Wednesday, April 13: Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 0 Friday, April 15: Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 1 Monday, April 18: Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2 Wednesday, April 20: Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2, 2OT Saturday, April 23: Tampa Bay 8, Pittsburgh 2 Monday, April 25: Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 2 Wednesday, April 27: Tampa Bay 1, Pittsburgh 0 WESTERN CONFERENCE Vancouver 4, Chicago 3 Wednesday, April 13: Vancouver 2, Chicago 0 Friday, April 15: Vancouver 4, Chicago 3 Sunday, April 17: Vancouver 3, Chicago 2 Tuesday, April 19: Chicago 7, Vancouver 2 Thursday, April 21: Chicago 5, Vancouver 0 Sunday, April 24: Chicago 4, Vancouver 3, OT Tuesday, April 26: Vancouver 2, Chicago 1, OT San Jose 4, Los Angeles 2 Thursday, April 14: San Jose 3, Los Angeles 2, OT Saturday, April 16: Los Angeles 4, San Jose 0 Tuesday, April 19: San Jose 6, Los Angeles 5, OT Thursday, April 21: San Jose 6, Los Angeles 3 Saturday, April 23: Los Angeles 3, San Jose 1 Monday, April 25: San Jose 4, Los Angeles 3, OT Detroit 4, Phoenix 0 Wednesday, April 13: Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Saturday, April 16: Detroit 4, Phoenix 3 Monday, April 18: Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Wednesday, April 20: Detroit 6, Phoenix 3 Nashville 4, Anaheim 2 Wednesday, April 13: Nashville 4, Anaheim 1 Friday, April 15: Anaheim 5, Nashville 3 Sunday, April 17: Nashville 4, Anaheim 3 Wednesday, April 20: Anaheim 6, Nashville 3 Friday, April 22: Nashville 4, Anaheim 3, OT Sunday, April 24: Nashville 4, Anaheim 2 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Tampa Bay 2, Washington 0 Friday, April 29: Tampa Bay 4, Washington 2 Sunday, May 1: Tampa Bay 3, Washington 2, OT Tuesday, May 3: Washington at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4: Washington at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, May 7: Tampa Bay at Washington, 12:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 9; Washington at Tampa Bay, TBA x-Wednesday, May 11: Tampa Bay at Washington, TBA Boston 2, Philadelphia 0 Saturday, April 30: Boston 7, Philadelphia 3 Monday, May 2: Boston 3, Philadelphia 2, OT Wednesday, May 4: Philadelphia at Boston, 7 p.m. Friday, May 6: Philadelphia at Boston, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, May 8: Boston at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 10: Philadelphia at Boston, TBA x-Thursday, May 12: Boston at Philadelphia, TBA WESTERN CONFERENCE Vancouver 1, Nashville 1 Thursday, April 28: Vancouver 1, Nashville 0 Saturday, April 30: Nashville 2, Vancouver 1, 2OT Tuesday, May 3: Vancouver at Nashville, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 5: Vancouver at Nashville, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7: Nashville at Vancouver, 8 p.m. x-Monday, May 9: Vancouver at Nashville, TBA x-Wednesday, May 11: Nashville at Vancouver, TBA San Jose 2, Detroit 0 Friday, April 29: San Jose 2, Detroit 1, OT Sunday, May 1: San Jose 2, Detroit 1 Wednesday, May 4: San Jose at Detroit, 8 p.m. Friday, May 6: San Jose at Detroit, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, May 8: Detroit at San Jose, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 10: San Jose at Detroit, TBA x-Thursday, May 12: Detroit at San Jose, TBA
Friday, May 6
(4:15 p.m.) Wesi Side Tech at MMI Wyoming Seminary at Northwest Meyers at Lake-Lehman H.S. SOFTBALL (4:15 p.m.) West Side Tech at MMI Wyoming Seminary at Northwest Meyers at Lake-Lehman Dallas at Holy Redeemer H.S. GIRLS SOCCER (4:15 p.m.) Pittston Area at North Pocono Honesdale at Hanover Area Coughlin at Holy Redeemer Wyoming Area at MMI Prep GAR at Meyers
Tuesday, April 19: Connecticut 3, Portland 1 Thursday, April 21: Portland 5, Connecticut 4 Saturday, April 23: Portland 6, Connecticut 4 Binghamton 4, Manchester 3 Thursday, April 14: Manchester 2, Binghamton 1 Friday, April 15: Binghamton 4, Manchester 3, OT Sunday, April 17: Manchester 5, Binghamton 4, OT Tuesday, April 19: Manchester 6, Binghamton 3 Wednesday, April 20: Binghamton 5, Manchester 4, OT Friday, April 22: Binghamton 2, Manchester 1, 2OT Saturday, April 23: Binghamton 6, Manchester 5, OT Penguins 4, Norfolk 2 Friday, April 15: Norfolk 2, Penguins 1 Saturday, April 16: Norfolk 2, Penguins 0 Tuesday, April 19: Penguins 2, Norfolk 1 Wednesday, April 20: Penguins 4, Norfolk 2 Friday, April 22: Penguins 2, Norfolk 1 Saturday, April 23: Penguins 6, Norfolk 3 Charlotte 4, Hershey 2 Thursday, April 14: Charlotte 5, Hershey 4 Sunday, April 17: Hershey 4, Charlotte 2 Tuesday, April 19: Hershey 3, Charlotte 2 Wednesday, April 20: Charlotte 3, Hershey 2 Friday, April 22: Charlotte 5, Hershey 3 Sunday, April 24: Charlotte 2, Hershey 1, OT WESTERN CONFERENCE Manitoba 4, Lake Erie 3 Saturday, April 16: Lake Erie 6, Manitoba 4 Sunday, April 17: Manitoba 3, Lake Erie 2, OT Tuesday, April 19: Lake Erie 2, Manitoba 1 Thursday, April 21: Lake Erie 6, Manitoba 3 Friday, April 22: Manitoba 2, Lake Erie 0 Sunday, April 24: Manitoba 3, Lake Erie 1 Tuesday, April 26: Manitoba 4, Lake Erie 1 Hamilton 4, Oklahoma City 2 Thursday, April 14: Hamilton 5, Oklahoma City 2 Saturday, April 16: Hamilton 2, Oklahoma City 1 Tuesday, April 19: Oklahoma City 2, Hamilton 0 Wednesday, April 20: Oklahoma City 5, Hamilton 2 Friday, April 22: Hamilton 2, Oklahoma City 0 Sunday, April 24: Hamilton 4, Oklahoma City 1 Houston 4, Peoria 0 Wednesday, April 13: Houston 4, Peoria 1 Friday, April 15: Houston 3, Peoria 2, OT Monday, April 18: Houston 5, Peoria 3 Tuesday, April 19: Houston 2, Peoria 1 Milwaukee 4, Texas 2 Thursday, April 14: Milwaukee 5, Texas 2 Saturday, April 16: Texas 3, Milwaukee 1 Tuesday, April 19: Texas 3, Milwaukee 2, OT Wednesday, April 20: Milwaukee 3, Texas 2 Friday, April 22: Milwaukee 2, Texas 1, OT Monday, April 25: Milwaukee 3, Texas 2, 2OT DIVISION FINALS BEST OF 7 EASTERN CONFERENCE Binghamton 3, Portland 1 Wednesday, April 27: Binghamton 3, Portland 2 Thursday, April 28: Binghamton 5, Portland 3 Saturday, April 30: Portland 3, Binghamton 2 Monday, May 2: Binghamton 6, Portland 1 Tuesday, May 3: Portland at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. x-Friday, May 6: Binghamton at Portland, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, May 7: Binghamton at Portland, 7 p.m. Charlotte 2, Penguins 1 Thursday, April 28: Charlotte 3, Penguins 2 Saturday, April 30: Penguins 3, Charlotte 0 Monday, May 2: Charlotte 2, Penguins 1, OT Wednesday, May 4: Penguins at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Friday, May 6: Penguins at Charlotte, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, May 7: Charlotte at Penguins, 7:05 p.m. x-Monday, May 9: Charlotte at Penguins, 7:05 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Hamilton 2, Manitoba 0 Thursday, April 28: Hamilton 4, Manitoba 1 Sunday, May 1: Hamilton 4, Manitoba 2 Tuesday, May 3: Hamilton at Manitoba, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4: Hamilton at Manitoba, 8:30 p.m. x-Friday, May 6: Hamilton at Manitoba, 8:30 p.m. x-Sunday, May 8: Manitoba at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 9: Manitoba at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee 1, Houston 1 Friday, April 29: Milwaukee 3, Houston 1 Sunday, May 1: Houston 2, Milwaukee 0 Tuesday, May 3: Milwaukee at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Thursday, May 5: Milwaukee at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Friday, May 6: Milwaukee at Houston, 8:35 p.m. x-Sunday, May 8: Houston at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 10: Houston at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
CAMPS CLINICS Holy Redeemer Boys Basketball Clinic for boys grades 4 through 9 will be held June 23 through June 25. For more information, contact coach Mark Belenski at 363-9562. MEETINGS Hanover Area Boys Basketball Booster will have an election of officers meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday at Major League Sports Bar. All parents are encouraged to attend. Luzerne County Federation of Sportsmen, Inc. will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at Post 609. Meyers Field Hockey Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Barney Inn. All parents of players are encouraged to attend. The upcoming Senunas’ fundraiser will be discussed. For more information, contact Rich Weidler at 417-8296. Wyomig Valley West Spartan Boys Basketball Booster Club will hold a wrap-up meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday at Murphy’s Pub, Swoyersville. Election of officers will be held for the 2011-2012 season. All parents are urged to attend. Any questions, call Sandy at 498-1907. REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS Heights Packers Mini Football and Cheerleading will hold early registrations from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Stanton Lanes and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 22 and May 29 at Casey Park. Cost for May only, is $45 single child, $60 for two children and $70 for a family. Each new participant will need to provide a copy of their birth certificate. There is only one mandatory fundraiser. Plains American Legion Baseball will conduct tryouts as follows: Junior tryouts will be at 3 p.m. May 7 and May 14 and at 1 p.m. on May 15. Senior Legion tryouts will be at 5 p.m. on May 7, 14 and 15. All tryouts will be held at Hilldale Baseball Field. Players must attend at least two tryouts to be considered. Players between the ages of 13 and 19 are eligible to try out who reside in Plains, Laflin, Bear Creek, Parsons, Miners Mills, North End, East End, Avoca, Dupont, Jenkins Township and Pittston Township East of the Pittston By-pass. Any questions concerning juniors please call 819-0408 or for seniors call Don at 822-0537. UPCOMING EVENTS JCC of Wyoming Valley River Street Run/Walk will at 10:30 a.m. May 15. Organized by the Wyoming Valley Jewish Community Center’s Physical Education Department and sponsored by Bartikowsky Jewelers and The River Street Jazz Café the race is through South Wilkes-Barre with the start and finish line on River Street. The registration fee before May 1 is $15; after May 1 or on race day the fee is $17. Preregistration race packets may be picked up starting at 9 a.m. Race day registration will be held at the JCC beginning at 9 a.m. Registration closes 10 minutes prior to the race start. Visit jccwb.com and neparunner.com for updated information.
B A S E B A L L
International League At A Glance All Times EDT North Division W L Pct. Yankees ................................... 16 9 .640 Pawtucket (Red Sox) .............. 14 11 .560 Lehigh Valley (Phillies) ........... 13 11 .542 Rochester (Twins) ................... 10 14 .417 Buffalo (Mets)........................... 10 15 .400 Syracuse (Nationals)............... 9 16 .360 South Division W L Pct. Durham (Rays)......................... 14 11 .560 Gwinnett (Braves) ................... 14 11 .560 Charlotte (White Sox) ............. 9 14 .391 Norfolk (Orioles) ...................... 8 16 .333 West Division W L Pct. Columbus (Indians)................ 19 5 .792 Louisville (Reds) .................... 16 8 .667 Toledo (Tigers)....................... 13 13 .500 Indianapolis (Pirates) ............. 7 18 .280 Monday's Games Syracuse 3, Rochester 2 Pawtucket 11, Toledo 2 Norfolk at Louisville, ppd., rain Yankees 3, Gwinnett 1 Buffalo at Lehigh Valley, late Durham at Indianapolis, ppd., rain Columbus at Charlotte, late Tuesday's Games Norfolk at Louisville, 10:05 a.m., 1st game Rochester at Syracuse, 10:30 a.m. Buffalo at Lehigh Valley, 10:35 a.m. Durham at Indianapolis, 11:05 a.m., 1st game Toledo at Pawtucket, 12:05 p.m. Norfolk at Louisville, 12:35 p.m., 2nd game Durham at Indianapolis, 1:35 p.m., 2nd game Yankees at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Columbus at Charlotte, 7:15 p.m.
W H AT ’ S
Midnight VERSUS — IIHF World Championship, Canada vs. Switzerland at Kosice, Slovakia (same-day tape)
GB — 2 21⁄2 1 5 ⁄2 6 7 GB — — 4 51⁄2 GB — 3 7 1 12 ⁄2
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
7 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, N.Y. Yankees at Detroit or Washington at Philadelphia 10 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers or Texas at Seattle WGN — Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers
7 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 2, Boston at Miami 9:30 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 2, Memphis at Oklahoma City
6:30 p.m. VERSUS — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 3, Washington at Tampa Bay 9 p.m. VERSUS — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 3, Vancouver at Nashville
T R A N S A C T I O N S
National League ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Placed 3B David Freese on the 15-day DL. Activated INF-OF Allen Craig from the 15-day DL. Eastern League READING PHILLIES—Announced OF Matt Miller was assigned to the team from Lehigh Valley (IL). Announced OF Jeremy Slayden was released. American Association EL PASO DIABLOS—Signed RHP Jon Plefka. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS—Signed INF Brad Boyer and C Jonny Bowden. GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS—Signed OF John Alonso. LINCOLN SALTDOGS—Signed INF Ryan Detthardt and OF Maikel Jova. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Traded RHP Jake Renshaw to Joliet (Frontier) for a player to be named. ST. PAUL SAINTS—Signed RHP Alberto Rolon, INF Hector Bernal and OF Eric Suttle.
T E N N I S
ATP & WTA
Mutua Madrilena Masters/Open Results Monday Singles Men First Round Gael Monfils (9), France def. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, 6-3, 7-6 (6). Michael Llodra, France, def. Sam Querrey, United States, 6-2, 6-3. Pere Riba, Spain, def. Kei Nishikori, Japan, 6-2, 6-4. Adrian Mannarino, France, def. Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentina, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, def. Albert Montanes, Spain, 7-6 (6), 3-6, 7-6 (5). Marin Cilic, Croatia, def. Potito Starace, Italy, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Xavier Malisse, Belgium, def. Victor Hanescu, Romania, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. John Isner, United States, def. Mardy Fish (11), United States, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (3). Thiemo De Bakker, Netherlands, def. Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spain, 2-6, 7-5, 6-4. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, def. Alejandro Falla, Colombia, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5). Flavio Cipolla, Italy, def. Andy Roddick (12), United States, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-3. Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Spain, def. Richard Gasquet, France, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Women First Round Alisa Kleybanova, Russia, def. Shahar Peer (9), Israel, 6-3, 6-2. Iveta Benesova, Czech Republic, def. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-2. Roberta Vinci, Italy, def. Olga Govortsova, Belarus, 6-4, 6-0. Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, def. Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (3). Li Na (6), China, def. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, Spain, 6-4, 7-6 (6). Dinara Safina, Russia, def. Nuria LLagostera Vives, Spain, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3. Second Round
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B O X I N G
May 6 At Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas (ESPN2), Diego Magdaleno vs. Gilberto Sanchez Leon, 10, junior lightweights. May 7 At Osaka, Japan, Koki Kameda vs. Daniel Diaz, 12, for Kameda’s WBA World bantamweight title. At Copenhagen, Denmark, Evander Holyfield vs. Brian Nielsen, 12, heavyweights. At Neubrandenburg, Germany, Sebastian Sylvester vs. Daniel Geale, 12, for Sylvester’s IBF middleweight title; Karo Murat vs. Otis Griffin, 12, for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental light heavyweight title; Danny McIntosh vs. Eduard Gutknecht, 12, for McIntosh’s European light heavyweight. At MGM Grand, Las Vegas (PPV), Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley, 12, for Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title; Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. vs. Jorge Arce, 12, for Vazquez’s WBO junior featherweight title; Mike Alvarado vs. Ray Narh, 12, for the vacant WBC Continental Americas light welterweight title; Kelly Pavlik vs. Alfonso Lopez, 10, super middleweights. May 13 At Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, Calif. (ESPN2), Kendall Holt vs. Julio Diaz, 10, light welterweights. At Primm, Nev. (SHO), Sharif Bogere vs. Raymundo Beltran, 10, lightweights. May 14 At Sonora, Mexico, Cristian Mijares vs. Malik Bouziane, 12, for Mijares’ IBF super flyweight title. At Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif. (SHO), Andre Ward vs. Arthur Abraham, 12, for Ward’s WBA Super World super middleweight title; Cristobal Arreola vs. Nagy Aguilera, 10, heavyweights. May 18 At The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Ro-
National Hockey League PHOENIX COYOTES—Announced the resignation of associate coach Ulf Samuelsson to become coach of MODO (Swedish Elite).
CASTLETON STATE—Announced softball and men’s soccer coach John Werner has resigned as softball coach. KING (TENN.)—Named David Hicks athletic director. OHIO STATE—Suspended sophomore LB Dorian Bell for the 2011 season for a violation of team rules. OREGON—Suspended junior LB Kiko Alonso indefinitely, following his arrest on burglary and trespassing charges.
Playoff Glance All Times EDT (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND BEST OF 7 EASTERN CONFERENCE Portland 4, Connecticut 2 Thursday, April 14: Portland 3, Connecticut 2 Saturday, April 16: Portland 3, Connecticut 2, OT Sunday, April 17: Connecticut 3, Portland 1
Maria Sharapova (8), Russia, def. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Arantxa Parra Santonja, Spain, def. Andrea Petkovic (13), Germany, 6-2, 7-6 (5). Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, def. Agnes Szavay, Hungary, walkover. Victoria Azarenka (4), Belarus, def. Sofia Arvidsson, Sweden, 6-1, 6-1. Vera Zvonareva (2), Russia, def. Elena Vesnina, Russia, 0-6, 6-3, 6-3. Doubles Men First Round Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo and Santiago Ventura, Spain, def. Robert Lindstedt, Sweden, and Horia Tecau, Romania, 6-4, 3-6, 12-10 tiebreak. Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil, and Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine, def. Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, and Mikhail Youzhny, Russia, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 10-8 tiebreak. Women First Round Casey Dellacqua and Rennae Stubbs, Australia, def. Simona Halep, Romania, and Polona Hercog, Slovenia, 6-4, 6-4. Peng Shuai and Zheng Jie, China, def. Alla Kudryavtseva, Russia, and Jasmin Woehr, Germany, 6-1, 6-2. Nadia Petrova, Russia, and Anastasia Rodionova, Australia, def. Vera Dushevina, Russia, and Tatiana Poutchek, Belarus, 6-3, 6-4. Hsieh Se-wei, Taiwan, and Yan Zi, China, def. Monica Niculescu, Romania, and Sharar Peer, Israel, 6-3, 7-5. Francesca Schiavone, Italy, and Samantha Stosur, Australia, def. Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, Italy, 1-6, 7-5, 10-5 tiebreak. Klaudia Jans and Alicja Rosolska, Poland, def. Lourdes Dominguez Lino and Laura Pous-Tio, Spain, 6-4, 7-5.
semont, Ill., Andy Lee vs. Alex Bunema, 10, middleweights. May 20 At Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (ESPN2), Antwone Smith vs. Joel Julio, 10, light middleweights. May 21 At Chiapas, Mexico, Tomas Rojas vs. Juan Jose Montes, 12, for Rojas’ WBC super flyweight title. At Puebla, Mexico, Sammy Gutierrez vs. Juan Palacios, 12, for Gutierrez’s interim WBA World minimumweight title. At The Bell Centre, Montreal (HBO), Jean Pascal vs. Bernard Hopkins, 12, for Pascal’s WBC-IBO light heavyweight title; Chad Dawson vs. Adrian Diaconu, 12, light heavyweights. May 27 At Reno Events Center, Reno., Nev. (ESPN2), Josesito Lopez vs. Steve Upsher Chambers, 12, light welterweights; Tony Thompson vs. Maurice Harris, 12, IBF heavyweight eliminator. June 4 At Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (SHO), Carl Froch vs. Glen Johnson, 12, for Froch’s WBC super middleweight title; Zsolt Erdei vs. Dawid Kostecki, 12, light heavyweights. At Staples Center, Los Angeles (HBO), Sebastian Zbik vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., 12, for Zbik’s WBC middleweight title; Miguel Vazquez vs. Marco Antonio Barrera, 12, for Vazquez’s IBF lightweight title.; Vanes Martirosyan vs. Saul Roman, 12, WBC junior middleweight eliminator. June 10 At New York (ESPN2), Kenny Galarza vs. Irving Garcia, 10, welterweights. June 11 At Johannesburg, South Africa, Mzonke Fana vs. Argenis Mendez, 12, for Fana’s IBF junior lightweight title. At TBA, Mexico, Austin Trout vs. David Lopez, 12, for Trout’s WBA World light middleweight title.
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MAJOR LEAGUE ROUNDUP
Swisher snaps tie in 9th; Yankees defeat Tigers
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New York ....................................... Tampa Bay..................................... Baltimore........................................ Boston ............................................ Toronto........................................... Cleveland....................................... Kansas City ................................... Detroit............................................. Chicago.......................................... Minnesota ...................................... Los Angeles .................................. Texas ............................................. Oakland.......................................... Seattle ............................................ W 17 15 13 13 13 W 19 15 12 11 9 W 16 16 15 13 W 18 18 15 14 12 W 16 14 13 13 12 11 W 17 14 13 12 11 AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division L Pct GB WCGB 9 .654 — — 1 13 .536 3 ⁄2 2 14 .481 41⁄2 15 .464 5 21⁄2 15 .464 5 21⁄2 Central Division L Pct GB WCGB 8 .704 — — 1 13 .536 41⁄2 ⁄2 17 .414 8 4 19 .367 91⁄2 51⁄2 18 .333 10 6 West Division L Pct GB WCGB 13 .552 — — 13 .552 — — 14 .517 1 1 16 .448 3 3 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division L Pct GB WCGB 9 .667 — — 9 .667 — — 15 .500 41⁄2 41⁄2 14 .500 41⁄2 41⁄2 1 16 .429 6 ⁄2 61⁄2 Central Division L Pct GB WCGB 13 .552 — — 14 .500 11⁄2 41⁄2 15 .464 21⁄2 51⁄2 15 .464 21⁄2 51⁄2 15 .444 3 6 17 .393 41⁄2 71⁄2 West Division L Pct GB WCGB 9 .654 — — 15 .483 41⁄2 5 15 .464 5 51⁄2 15 .444 51⁄2 6 17 .393 7 71⁄2 L10 7-3 6-4 5-5 6-4 5-5 L10 7-3 4-6 3-7 3-7 3-7 L10 4-6 4-6 6-4 7-3 L10 7-3 7-3 7-3 5-5 7-3 L10 6-4 5-5 4-6 5-5 3-7 4-6 L10 5-5 5-5 3-7 4-6 3-7 Str W-3 L-1 L-1 W-2 L-2 Str W-6 W-3 L-7 W-1 L-6 Str L-1 L-2 W-2 L-1 Str W-2 L-1 W-2 W-2 W-1 Str L-2 L-1 L-3 W-1 L-1 W-2 Str L-1 L-2 L-2 W-1 W-2 Home 12-6 7-9 7-8 7-6 6-5 Home 13-2 12-5 6-7 5-9 4-6 Home 6-7 11-5 7-6 5-8 Home 10-5 9-5 6-7 9-7 5-8 Home 6-7 8-8 8-5 4-8 6-8 7-9 Home 7-6 8-7 4-5 8-8 4-11 Away 5-3 8-4 6-6 6-9 7-10 Away 6-6 3-8 6-10 6-10 5-12 Away 10-6 5-8 8-8 8-8 Away 8-4 9-4 9-8 5-7 7-8 Away 10-6 6-6 5-10 9-7 6-7 4-8 Away 10-3 6-8 9-10 4-7 7-6
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Braves 6, Brewers 2
Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi Weeks 2b 4 0 2 0 Prado lf 4 0 1 0 CGomz cf 3 0 1 0 Heywrd rf 2 1 0 0 Braun lf 4 0 1 0 C.Jones 3b 3 1 2 0 Fielder 1b 4 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 3 1 2 0 McGeh 3b 4 1 0 0 Fremn 1b 1 1 0 1 C.Hart rf 4 1 1 0 AlGnzlz ss 4 1 2 3 YBtncr ss 3 0 2 2 McLoth cf 4 0 1 1 Green p 0 0 0 0 D.Ross c 4 1 2 1 Kotsay ph 0 0 0 0 Jurrjns p 3 0 0 0 Nieves c 4 0 0 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 Gallard p 2 0 0 0 Hinske ph 1 0 0 0 Kintzlr p 0 0 0 0 Kimrel p 0 0 0 0 Brddck p 0 0 0 0 Counsll ss 1 0 0 0 Totals 33 2 7 2 Totals 29 610 6 Milwaukee.......................... 000 200 000 — 2 Atlanta ................................ 001 004 10x — 6 DP—Milwaukee 3. LOB—Milwaukee 6, Atlanta 6. 2B—C.Jones (9), Ale.Gonzalez (6). 3B—Y.Betancourt (1). HR—D.Ross (3). SB— Braun (4). CS—Prado (2). S—C.Gomez. SF— Freeman. IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Gallardo L,2-2 ......... 5 9 5 5 4 7 Kintzler ..................... 11⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Braddock.................. 1⁄3 1 1 1 2 0 Green ....................... 11⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Atlanta Jurrjens W,3-0......... 72⁄3 7 2 2 0 4 O’Flaherty H,4 ......... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Kimbrel ..................... 1 0 0 0 1 2 Gallardo pitched to 5 batters in the 6th. Umpires—Home, Fieldin Culbreth;First, Gary Cederstrom;Second, Lance Barksdale;Third, Adrian Johnson. T—2:37. A—14,126 (49,586).
DETROIT — Nick Swisher hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off closer Jose Valverde and the New York Yankees beat Detroit 5-3 on Monday night, handing the Tigers their seventh straight defeat. The Tigers rallied from a 3-0 deficit, tying it in the seventh on Alex Avila’s second solo home run of the night, but the Yankees broke through in their last at-bat against Valverde (2-1). With runners on first and second and one out, Swisher singled up the middle and Mark Teixeira scored from second with a slide. Alex Rodriguez added another run when he scored from third on a passed ball by Avila. Joba Chamberlain (2-0) got the win by pitching a scoreless eighth, and Mariano Rivera worked a perfect ninth for his 11th save. The Tigers were hoping ace Justin Verlander would be able to halt their skid, but he struggled early, allowing a two-run double to Jorge Posada in the first inning. Posada’s hit came with the bases loaded and would have cleared them if the ball hadn’t bounced over the wall in left-center. Eduardo Nunez, playing in place of an ailing Robinson Cano, hit an RBI double for the Yankees in the second. Verlander went six innings, allowing three runs and eight hits. He walked four, struck out eight and threw 127 pitches, three short of his career high. Curtis Granderson went hitless in his return to Comerica Park. Granderson was traded from the Tigers to the Yankees in December 2009. He was injured when the Yankees visited Detroit last year. Granderson did draw two walks, including a 12-pitch effort to start the ninth that set the tone for the inning against Valverde. Granderson was caught stealing when he overslid second base, but the Yankees kept the rally going. Teixeira followed with a walk and Rodriguez reached on an infield single when third baseman Brandon Inge couldn’t make a play on his chopper. Swisher then singled to center for the go-ahead run.
Florida ............................................ Philadelphia................................... Atlanta ............................................ Washington ................................... New York ....................................... St. Louis ......................................... Cincinnati ....................................... Milwaukee...................................... Pittsburgh ...................................... Chicago.......................................... Houston ......................................... Colorado ........................................ Los Angeles .................................. San Francisco ............................... Arizona........................................... San Diego ......................................
Nationals 2, Giants 0
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The New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter is tagged at second by Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta (27) on a steal attempt during the first inning of a game Monday in Detroit.
AMERICAN LEAGUE Sunday's Games Cleveland 5, Detroit 4 N.Y. Yankees 5, Toronto 2 Boston 3, Seattle 2 L.A. Angels 6, Tampa Bay 5 Baltimore 6, Chicago White Sox 4 Kansas City 10, Minnesota 3 Oakland 7, Texas 2 Monday's Games Oakland 5, Texas 4, 10 innings N.Y. Yankees 5, Detroit 3 Boston 9, L.A. Angels 5 Chicago White Sox 6, Baltimore 2 Tuesday's Games Toronto (Jo-.Reyes 0-2) at Tampa Bay (W.Davis 3-2), 6:40 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 2-1) at Detroit (Penny 1-3), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Haren 4-1) at Boston (Lester 3-1), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (Bergesen 0-3) at Kansas City (Francis 0-3), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 1-4) at Chicago White Sox (E.Jackson 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Cleveland (Carmona 2-3) at Oakland (T.Ross 1-2), 10:05 p.m. Texas (Ogando 3-0) at Seattle (Bedard 1-4), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday's Games Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 6:40 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.
homer of 2011.
Red Sox 9, Angels 5
BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia fouled off nine pitches in a 13-pitch at-bat against Jered Weaver before lining a goahead, two-run single that helped the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels. The loss was Weaver’s first of the season. Weaver (6-1) scratched Sunday due to a stomach virus, gave up three runs, six hits, struck out six and walked one over six innings. He failed to become the first pitcher since 1891 to go 7-0 by May 2 or sooner. Sadie McMahon of the Baltimore Orioles from the American Association was the last to open 7-0 by the second day of May.
White Sox 6, Orioles 2
against a struggling San Francisco lineup, and Michael Morse and Jerry Hairston Jr. drove in runs for Washington, helping the Nationals beat the Giants on Military Appreciation Night. Gorzelanny (1-2) hadn’t lasted eight innings in a game since Aug. 12, 2007, when he threw a shutout for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the Giants. On Monday, he gave up Aaron Rowand’s double leading off the game and single in the third, as well as Cody Ross’ single in the eighth. Drew Storen pitched the ninth for his sixth save in six chances.
Braves 6, Brewers 2
NATIONAL LEAGUE Sunday's Games Washington 5, San Francisco 2 Atlanta 6, St. Louis 5 Houston 5, Milwaukee 0 Pittsburgh 8, Colorado 4 Arizona 4, Chicago Cubs 3 Florida 9, Cincinnati 5 San Diego 7, L.A. Dodgers 0 N.Y. Mets 2, Philadelphia 1, 14 innings Monday's Games Washington 2, San Francisco 0 Atlanta 6, Milwaukee 2 Houston at Cincinnati, ppd., rain Florida 6, St. Louis 5 Pittsburgh at San Diego, (n) Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Tuesday's Games Washington (L.Hernandez 3-2) at Philadelphia (Hamels 3-1), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Happ 1-4) at Cincinnati (Leake 3-0), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 1-0) at Atlanta (Hanson 3-3), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 1-0) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 1-3), 7:10 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 1-1) at St. Louis (McClellan 4-0), 8:15 p.m. Colorado (De La Rosa 4-0) at Arizona (J.Saunders 0-3), 9:40 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 2-1) at San Diego (Latos 0-4), 10:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 1-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 2-1), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday's Games Houston at Cincinnati, 12:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers, 3:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Diego, 6:35 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Florida at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.
Marlins 6, Cardinals 5
St. Louis ab r h bi Theriot ss 5 1 3 0 Rasms cf 5 1 1 0 Pujols 1b 2 1 0 0 Hollidy lf 4 1 1 0 Brkmn rf 3 1 2 4 YMolin c 3 0 1 1 Descals 3b 3 0 0 0 Greene 2b 4 0 0 0 Lohse p 2 0 0 0 Salas p 0 0 0 0 Jay ph 1 0 0 0 MBggs p 0 0 0 0 Miller p 0 0 0 0 Batista p 0 0 0 0 Craig ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 37 610 6 Totals 33 5 8 5 Florida ................................ 004 010 010 — 6 St. Louis ............................. 203 000 000 — 5 E—Theriot (8). DP—Florida 1. LOB—Florida 8, St. Louis 6. 2B—Bonifacio (5). 3B—Stanton (1). HR— G.Sanchez (4), Stanton (4), Berkman (9). CS— Y.Molina (2). SF—Dobbs. IP H R ER BB SO Florida Volstad ..................... 5 7 5 5 2 0 Mujica W,3-1 ........... 2 0 0 0 1 0 Hensley H,7 ............. 1 0 0 0 1 0 L.Nunez S,10-10..... 1 1 0 0 1 1 St. Louis Lohse........................ 6 6 5 5 3 2 Salas......................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 M.Boggs L,0-2......... 1 2 1 1 0 1 Miller ......................... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 Batista ....................... 2⁄3 WP—L.Nunez, Batista. Umpires—Home, Vic Carapazza;First, Jerry Layne;Second, Bob Davidson;Third, Hunter Wendelstedt. T—2:57. A—32,635 (43,975). Coghln cf Infante 2b HRmrz ss GSnchz 1b Stanton rf Dobbs 3b J.Buck c Bonifac lf Volstad p Petersn ph Mujica p Helms ph Hensly p LNunez p ab 4 5 4 5 5 3 3 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 r 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 h bi 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida
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Yankees 5, Tigers 3
Detroit ab r h bi ab r h bi Jeter ss 5 0 2 0 AJcksn cf 4 0 0 0 Grndrs cf 3 1 0 0 Santiag 2b 4 1 3 0 Teixeir 1b 3 2 1 0 Ordonz dh 4 0 0 0 AlRdrg 3b 5 1 1 0 MiCarr 1b 4 0 3 1 Swisher rf 4 0 2 1 Boesch rf 4 0 0 0 Posada dh 5 0 2 2 Raburn lf 4 0 0 0 Martin c 4 0 1 0 JhPerlt ss 4 0 0 0 Gardnr lf 1 1 1 0 Avila c 4 2 2 2 ENunez 2b 4 0 1 1 Inge 3b 3 0 0 0 Totals 34 511 4 Totals 35 3 8 3 New York ........................... 210 000 002 — 5 Detroit................................. 011 000 100 — 3 LOB—New York 11, Detroit 5. 2B—Swisher (3), Posada (2), E.Nunez (2), Santiago (2). HR—Avila 2 (5). SB—E.Nunez (3). CS—Jeter (2), Granderson (1). S—Gardner. IP H R ER BB SO New York Colon ........................ 7 7 3 3 0 7 Chamberlain W,2-0 1 1 0 0 0 1 M.Rivera S,11-13.... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Detroit Verlander ................. 6 8 3 3 4 8 Thomas .................... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 Perry ......................... 2⁄3 Alburquerque........... 1 0 0 0 1 0 Valverde L,2-1......... 1 2 2 1 2 1 WP—Verlander, Alburquerque. PB—Avila. Umpires—Home, Jeff Nelson;First, Marty Foster;Second, Bill Welke;Third, Tim Tschida. T—3:13. A—22,852 (41,255).
Texas ............................ 002 020 000 0 — 4 Oakland ........................ 010 110 010 1 — 5 No outs when winning run scored. E—Andrus (7), McCarthy 2 (3). DP—Texas 1, Oakland 2. LOB—Texas 10, Oakland 9. 2B—Mi.Young (13), Borbon (1), M.Ellis (8), Willingham (5). HR— Willingham (5), Matsui (3), K.Suzuki (3). CS—Pennington (4). S—Andrus, Borbon, M.Ellis. SF— Mi.Young, A.Beltre. IP H R ER BB SO Texas Holland ..................... 7 8 3 2 2 4 Rhodes BS,1-2........ 1 2 1 1 0 0 Eppley ...................... 1 0 0 0 2 1 Oliver L,1-3 .............. 0 1 1 1 0 0 Oakland McCarthy ................. 6 6 4 0 2 4 Breslow .................... 2⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Ziegler ...................... 1⁄3 0 0 0 1 0 Wuertz ...................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 Fuentes .................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Balfour W,2-1........... 1 0 0 0 3 2 Oliver pitched to 1 batter in the 10th. Umpires—Home, Dana DeMuth;First, Kerwin Danley;Second, Paul Nauert;Third, Doug Eddings. T—3:08. A—9,193 (35,067).
White Sox 6, Orioles 2
Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi BRorts 2b 5 0 0 0 Pierre lf 3 0 1 1 Markks rf 4 0 2 0 AlRmrz ss 3 1 1 0 CIzturs pr 0 1 0 0 A.Dunn dh 3 0 0 0 D.Lee 1b 4 1 3 2 Konerk 1b 3 2 2 4 Guerrr dh 5 0 2 0 Quentin rf 4 0 1 0 Scott lf 4 0 0 0 Przyns c 4 0 1 0 AdJons cf 5 0 3 0 Rios cf 4 2 2 1 MrRynl 3b 4 0 1 0 Teahen 3b 3 0 0 0 Wieters c 2 0 0 0 Morel 3b 0 0 0 0 Andino ss 3 0 0 0 Bckhm 2b 2 1 1 0 Totals 36 211 2 Totals 29 6 9 6 Baltimore ............................ 000 000 002 — 2 Chicago.............................. 001 101 12x — 6 DP—Chicago 2. LOB—Baltimore 13, Chicago 4. 2B—Ad.Jones (3), Mar.Reynolds (7). HR—D.Lee (2), Konerko 2 (8), Rios (2). SB—Ad.Jones (3), Rios (4). CS—Pierre (8), Beckham (1). S—Pierre. SF— Konerko. IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore Guthrie L,1-4 ........... 7 5 4 4 2 4 Rapada..................... 2⁄3 1 1 1 0 0 Rupe ......................... 1⁄3 3 1 1 0 0 Chicago Buehrle W,2-3 ......... 62⁄3 8 0 0 4 4 1 0 0 0 3 Crain H,3.................. 11⁄3 2 2 2 1 1 Sale........................... 2⁄3 S.Santos S,3-3 ........ 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Guthrie (Beckham), by Sale (Markakis). Umpires—Home, Ed Rapuano;First, Brian O’Nora;Second, Alfonso Marquez;Third, Ed Hickox. T—2:43. A—18,007 (40,615). Baltimore
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CHICAGO — Paul Konerko homered twice and Mark Buehrle pitched 6 2-3 scoreless innings to lead the Chicago White Sox to a win over the Baltimore Orioles. Athletics 5, Rangers 4 Konerko hit a two-run home run and a solo shot for the OAKLAND, Calif. — Hideki Matsui hit the first pitch of the White Sox, who ended a five10th inning from Darren Oliver game skid with only their fourth win in 19 games. Chicainto the right-field seats for a game-winning home run, lifting go also avoided a four-game sweep by Baltimore. the Oakland Athletics to a Juan Pierre had an RBI single victory over the Texas Rangers. along with a diving catch and Grant Balfour (2-1) walked Alex Rios added a solo homer three batters in the top of the 10th to load the bases for pinch- to help the White Sox end a seven-game home skid with hitter Yorvit Torrealba, who their first win at U.S. Cellular struck out swinging on the Field since April 12. right-hander’s 30th pitch. Buehrle (2-3) scattered eight Josh Willingham hit a tying home run leading off the eighth hits, walked four and struck out four to win for the first time against Texas reliever Arthur since Opening Day. Rhodes, and the A’s took three of four from the reigning AL NATIONAL LEAGUE champions. Matsui’s clout against Oliver Nationals 2, Giants 0 (1-3) was just the third of the WASHINGTON — Tom season for the designated hitter Gorzelanny allowed only three and Oakland’s first walkoff hits in eight sharp innings
ATLANTA — Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run double to give Atlanta the lead and the Braves finally solved Yovani Gallardo, beating the Milwaukee Brewers. David Ross hit a homer in the third inning before the Braves knocked Gallardo (2-2) out of the game in the sixth. Gonzalez cleared the bases with his double before scoring on a single by Nate McLouth.
Marlins 6, Cardinals 5
Red Sox 9, Angels 5
ab r h bi Ellsury cf 4 3 2 0 DMcDn cf 1 0 0 0 Pedroia 2b 4 1 1 2 AdGnzl 1b 4 1 1 3 Youkils 3b 4 1 2 2 Ortiz dh 4 1 2 2 J.Drew rf 4 0 0 0 Lowrie ss 4 0 0 0 Crwfrd lf 4 1 2 0 Varitek c 3 1 1 0 Totals 37 513 5 Totals 36 911 9 Los Angeles....................... 001 010 021 — 5 Boston ................................ 100 020 60x — 9 E—Bourjos (2). DP—Boston 2. LOB—Los Angeles 7, Boston 5. 2B—M.Izturis 2 (9), Tor.Hunter (4), Ellsbury (8), Ad.Gonzalez (11), Youkilis (7), Crawford (5). HR—V.Wells (2), Ortiz (3). SB—Abreu (4), Bourjos (3), Ellsbury 2 (7). IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles Weaver L,6-1........... 6 6 3 3 1 6 Takahashi ................ 1⁄3 2 2 2 0 0 3 4 4 1 1 F.Rodriguez............. 12⁄3 Boston C.Buchholz W,2-3 .. 62⁄3 8 2 2 2 2 Bard H,4 ................... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Wheeler.................... 11⁄3 4 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 Okajima .................... 2⁄3 WP—C.Buchholz. PB—Mathis. Umpires—Home, Scott Barry;First, John Hirschbeck;Second, Wally Bell;Third, Laz Diaz. T—3:29. A—37,017 (37,493). MIzturs 2b Abreu dh HKndrc 1b TrHntr rf Callasp 3b V.Wells lf Aybar ss Mathis c Bourjos cf Los Angeles ab 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 r 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 h bi 3 1 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 Boston
ST. LOUIS — Mike Stanton hit a tying home run in the fifth inning and tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth to lift the Florida Marlins to a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Gaby Sanchez ended Kyle Lohse’s 22-inning scoreless inning streak with his first grand slam, also Florida’s major league-leading third of the year. Edward Mujica (3-1) allowed a walk in two scoreless innings and Leo Nunez finished for his 10th save in 10 tries after the Cardinals put two men on in the ninth.
BATTING—Holliday, St. Louis, .410; Berkman, St. Louis, .406; Polanco, Philadelphia, .385; Wallace, Houston, .382; Ethier, Los Angeles, .378; Kemp, Los Angeles, .373; Votto, Cincinnati, .357. RUNS—Berkman, St. Louis, 24; Braun, Milwaukee, 24; Votto, Cincinnati, 24; Holliday, St. Louis, 22; Phillips, Cincinnati, 22; Pujols, St. Louis, 22; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 21; Weeks, Milwaukee, 21. RBI—Howard, Philadelphia, 28; Berkman, St. Louis, 27; Fielder, Milwaukee, 26; Braun, Milwaukee, 23; SDrew, Arizona, 22; CJones, Atlanta, 21; Pence, Houston, 21; CYoung, Arizona, 21. HITS—Ethier, Los Angeles, 42; Polanco, Philadelphia, 42; Kemp, Los Angeles, 41; SCastro, Chicago, 40; Berkman, St. Louis, 39; JosReyes, New York, 38; Braun, Milwaukee, 37. DOUBLES—Ethier, Los Angeles, 10; Fowler, Colorado, 10; 9 tied at 9. TRIPLES—12 tied at 2. HOME RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 10; ASoriano, Chicago, 10; Berkman, St. Louis, 9; Heyward, Atlanta, 7; Pujols, St. Louis, 7; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 7; CYoung, Arizona, 7. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 11; Desmond, Washington, 10; JosReyes, New York, 10; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 10; OHudson, San Diego, 9; Tabata, Pittsburgh, 9; Bourgeois, Houston, 8; CGomez, Milwaukee, 8; Kemp, Los Angeles, 8; Venable, San Diego, 8. PITCHING—McClellan, St. Louis, 4-0; De La Rosa, Colorado, 4-0; Lohse, St. Louis, 4-1; Halladay, Philadelphia, 4-1; Harang, San Diego, 4-1; Correia, Pittsburgh, 4-2; 25 tied at 3.
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News of bin Laden’s death left Valentine numb on air in TV booth
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analyst. “Ten years ago in September, I was numb for a long time. “When I got a text message that said bin Laden was no longer with us, I went numb again. It was a surreal feeling of going back 10 years, hearing ’U-S-A’ being chanted and having a necktie on, thinking I had to talk about it.” Eventually Valentine did, but not until the 11th inning and again at the end of the 14-inning game. When producer Tom Archer
NEW YORK — Bobby Valentine knew he would have to weigh in at some point Sunday night, given his personal history and his coincidental presence on national television when word arrived of Osama bin Laden’s death. But that point did not come until after he had had time to digest the news and regain his bearings. “Sometimes you get numb,” he said Monday, nine hours after the conclusion of the Mets-Phillies game he covered as an ESPN
and Mike McQuade, vice president of event production, initially went to him, he declined. For one thing, he had been losing his voice all night from an unrelated ailment. For another, he said he was not prepared emotionally to talk about it. “When I heard it was confirmed, I got choked up,” he said. “Tom Archer asked me how I was doing to get on and I didn’t think I would be presentable.” Said McQuade: “We asked him and he didn’t feel comfortable, and I had no problem with that.” Valentine is closely associated with the aftermath of the Sept.
11, 2001, attacks, when he was manager of the Mets and slept at Shea Stadium for several days helping with relief efforts. “I tried to do everything I could do, in vain, to bring back survivors as so many other great Americans down at Ground Zero did,” he said. “But I felt totally dejected. There was a feeling of loss and despair.” Ten days after the attacks, he was part of a night that helped lift the city. He led the Mets into the first major sports event in New York, when Mike Piazza’s eighth-inning home run beat the Braves, 3-2.
“I remember the discussion of whether we should play those games in Atlanta or New York and I said that I wasn’t going to Atlanta,” he said. “I think the healing started for me at that time.” Valentine had first touched on that notion on ESPN earlier Monday morning. “That was when the healing began, when we began to get back to a recovery state,” he said. “Maybe tonight has helped so many who have suffered all these 10 years to continue their road to recovery. I hope so.” Earlier, Valentine had urged
viewers “to remain diligent and to look around and make sure you know what’s going on around you, because if we let our guard down at this time, it could mean trouble, and we can’t let that happen again.” The brief comments were the best Valentine felt he could do under the circumstances. He said the men in the production truck told him he didn’t look quite ready to go on camera, even after the 14th. “It was an emotional couple of seconds there,” he said. Then he “threw a little water on my face” and got on with it.
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TUNKHANNOCK –Artonya Gordon finished 3-for-4 with two doubles at the plate to lead Tunkhannock to a narrow victory over Crestwood on Monday. Tunkhannock scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning. For the Comets, Brittany Blass, Mallory Snyder and Corey Gallagher each hit a double. Alyssa Davies gave up three earned runs on nine hits with six strikeouts for the loss.
Crestwood ............................. 010 000 20 — 3 Tunkhannock ........................ 000 300 01 — 4 WP – Jamie Hampsey, 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K; LP – Alyssa Davies, 8 IP, 9H, 4R, 3ER, 1BB, 6K; 2B— TUN: Artonya Gordon (2); CRE: Brittany Blass, Mallory Snyder, Corey Gallagher. Top hitters – TUN: Gordon 3-for-4; CRE: Blass 1-for-3, Snyder 1-for-4, Gallagher 1-for-1.
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Tunkhannock’s Goalkeeper Spencer Corby, dives for the ball in front of Myers Maureen Lisman during first half action Monday night at Meyers High School.
Pittston Area.................................. 010 00 — 1 Dallas.............................................. 052 31 — 11 WP – Taylor Baker, 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K; LP – Heather Marsico, 4.1 IP, 12 H, 11 R, 9 ER, 2 BB, 5 K HR — DAL: Taylor Kelley (2), Taylor Baker. Top hitters – DAL: Baker 2-for-2, 3 RBI; Shaver 3-3; Koli 2-3; PA: Lendenner, Scialpi, Ali Slumba.
Dallas 11, Pittston Area 1 Taylor Kelley knocked two homeruns and three RBI to carry Dallas to five-inning victory over the Patriots. The Mountaineers’ Taylor Baker allowed one earned run over five strong innings, also helping the cause with two hits. Heather Marisco suffered the loss for the Patriots.
Sickler lifts Tigers to win
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Coughlin ................................... 001 001 0 — 2 Wyoming Area ........................ 000 000 0 — 0 WP – Jess Luton 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 R; LP – Alex Holtz 7 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 6 K, 1 BB, Top hitters – COU: Elizabeth Ellsworth 2-for-3, Jess Luton 2-for-3; WA: Alex Holtz, Katlyn Kross, Cat Sokirka, Adrienne Proyzdla.
Coughlin 2, Wyoming Area 0 Coughlin’s Jess Luton pitched a four-hit shutout to earn a win over Wyoming Area. At the plate, Luton and Elizabeth Ellsworth each had two hits. Alex Holtz took the loss for the Warriors. Holtz also recorded a single.
Hazleton Area ......................... 120 001 2 — 6 Wyoming Valley West ........... 000 001 x — 1 WP – Becky Demko, 7IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 4BB, 8K; LP – Abby Owens, 7 IP, 12H, 6R, 6ER, 1BB, 4K; 2B—HAZ: Shannon Salvaterra (2), Justine Rossi; WVW: Vanessa Peterson. HR— HAZ: Nicole Gasser. Top hitters – HAZ: Candice Van Horn 3-for-4, Carly Rossi 2-for-2, J. Rossi 2-for-3.
Hazleton Area 6, Wyoming Valley West 1 Shannon Salvaterra hit two doubles to help power Hazleton Area over Wyoming Valley West. Nicole Gasser contributed with a double while Becky Demko picked up the win, scattering four hits and striking out eight in seven innings of work. For the Spartans, Vanessa Peterson had a double.
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first time in nearly two months on Friday, the lockout was reinstated when the appeals court granted a temporary stay of Nelson’s April 25 order. The appeals court must now decide whether to declare a more permanent stay until the appeals process is completed. Though the players have argued there is no guarantee that can be wrapped up in time for the regular season, the NFL said the process — thanks to a request for an expedited hearing — is more a matter of weeks than months. Still, the St. Louis Rams announced via Twitter that it was pushing back the deadline for renewing season tickets to June1to “provide our fans flexibility given the current labor uncertainty.” Otherteamshaveadjustedprices.
WILKES-BARRE – Tunkhannock’s Mara Sickler certainly didn’t look like someone who hadn’t played much on offense Monday night. The speedy junior scored two goals, including the gamewinner with 2:37 left in overtime, as Tunkhannock edged Meyers 2-1 in a key Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2-B girls soccer game. The outcome put both teams at 5-1-1, and only one out of the division qualifies for the District 2 playoffs. Just which one could go beyond May 13, the original finishing date for the regular season, as Tunkhannock has a makeup game with Honesdale slated for May 18. But that May 18 game probably wouldn’t have had much bearing if not for Monday’s victory in a rare soccer game on Wilkes-Barre Area Memorial Stadium’s synthetic turf football field. “This was do or die for us,” Tunkhannock coach Kaaron Swanson said. “Because I don’t think any of them thought we’d be in this position this season, they’re working their butts off to get to the point where we can actually be in the playoffs.” Sickler played defense as a freshman and then had most of last season wiped out by a broken collarbone, but made up for lost time Monday. Senior Maria Romero started the game-winning play by launching a long indirect kick into the penalty area. The ball ricocheted off a Meyers player and right to Sickler, who scored. “I don’t even know what happened. It was awesome,” Sickler said. “I played defense since my freshman year, and this is the first game I played up as a forward and I scored two goals. So it was phenomenal.” The first half wasn’t so phenomenal for Tunkhannock. Meyers dominated a good portion of the opening 40 minutes. The Mohawks scored midway through the half as Maureen Lisman lined in a 15-yard shot. Gillian Gagliardi assisted. Meyers continued its strong play after the goal, with Tunkhannock’s only solid scoring chance coming just before
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WYOMING VALLEY CONFERENCE STANDINGS Division 1-A............................ W L T GF GA y-Berwick ................................. 8 0 1 41 3 Dallas ....................................... 6 0 2 22 6 Coughlin................................... 6 1 1 25 8 Holy Redeemer....................... 6 2 0 19 9 Delaware Valley ......................................... 2 3 — 5 Crestwood ............................... 3 5 1 11 12 Nanticoke .................................................... 3 1 — 4 First half: 1. NAN, Carlee Comoroski (Alex KrysiDivision 1-B............................ W L T GF GA uk and Lexi Bolinski) 1st min; 2. NAN, Comoroski Delaware Valley ...................... 3 4 2 17 20 (Cassie Yalch) 10th; 3. DV, Kyrsten Brockman Lake-Lehman .......................... 2 5 2 11 16 12th; 4. NAN, Bolinski (Brittany Sugalski) 17th; 5. Nanticoke ................................. 2 6 2 12 30 DV, Brockman 33rd; Second half: 6. NAN, KrysiWyoming Valley West............ 1 7 1 9 39 uk (Paige Pientka) 56th; 7. DV, Anna Chamberlin (Tatiana Marroquin-Vega) 59th; 8. DV, Amy Ahlers Hazleton Area ......................... 1 8 0 3 27 68:00; 9. DV, Ahlers 78th. Shots: DV 15, NAN 11; Saves: DV 6 (Taryn Division 2-A............................ W L T GF GA Ficken), NAN 10 (Shelby Divers); Corners: DV 6, Honesdale ............................... 5 1 0 12 8 NAN 5. Pittston Area............................ 5 4 1 28 16 North Pocono .......................... 2 2 1 7 4 Hanover Area .......................... 2 4 1 13 14 Pittston Area 4, Wyoming Seminary ................ 2 5 1 17 14 Division 2-B............................ W L T GF GA Meyers ..................................... 5 1 1 24 8 Tunkhannock........................... 5 1 1 11 5 GAR.......................................... 2 5 1 16 24 Wyoming Area ........................ 4 3 1 13 11 MMI Prep ................................. 0 5 0 1 35 y – Clinched District 2 playoff berth
victory over Nanticoke Area. Anna Chamberlin contributed with a goal. For the Trojans, Carlee Comoroski scored two goals while Shelby Divers had ten saves in goal.
WEST PITTSTON — Ryan Carey singled home Jake Granteed with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to lift Wyoming Area to a wild13-12 win over Coughlin in extra innings on Monday at Atlas Field. The Warriors (4-6) spotted Coughlin a 6-0 lead in the top of the first before rallying to take a 12-7 lead after five innings. Coughlin then tied it back up with a run in the sixth and four more in the seventh to send it to extras before Carey’s hit ended the game. Chris Murphy (home run, RBI), Dylan Maloney (double) and Kody Nowicki (three RBI) had three hits apiece for Wyoming Area. Kyle Colarusso added two singles and three RBI. Anthony Grillini went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI to lead the Crusaders (3-6).
Wyoming Area ab r h bi Carey rf 6 1 2 1 Mrphy p-3b 5 3 3 1 Wlkowiak cf 0 0 0 0 Rmnosky p 0 0 0 0 Klepadlo p 0 0 0 0 Maloney dh 4 3 3 0 Romanelli pr 0 0 0 0 McDrmtt 2b 3 1 1 2 Nwicki 3b-p 5 2 3 3 Bone lf 5 2 2 2 Colarsso 1b 5 0 2 3 Granteed ss 3 0 1 0 Drahus ph 1 1 1 0 Grove c 4 0 1 1 Harris ph 0 0 0 0 Totals 36121211 Totals 41131913 Coughlin .............................. 600 101 40 — 12 Wyoming Area.................... 105 420 01 — 13 2B – Parsnik, Grillini, Gulius, Cunningham, Maloney, McDermott; HR – Murphy IP H R ER BB SO Coughlin Murphy ...................... 0.2 4 6 5 1 1 Romanosky............... 2.2 4 1 1 1 3 Klepadlo .................... 1.2 0 1 1 3 3 Nowicki...................... 1.1 1 3 3 2 3 Maloney (W, 2-3)..... 1.2 2 1 1 2 3 Wyoming Area Grillini......................... 3+ 9 6 6 3 4 Haupt ......................... 0.1 4 4 4 1 0 Heffers....................... 2.1 4 2 2 1 1 Sorokas (L, 1-2)....... 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 Sorokas cf-p Parsnik ss Grillini p-3b Gulius c Picketts lf PAndrews 1b Haupt rf-p Heffers p Cnghm 3b-rf Sod 2b Feathermn 2b ab 3 3 3 3 5 5 3 2 5 2 2 r 3 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 h bi 2 1 1 0 2 3 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Coughlin
JCalovi rf 1 0 0 0 DeNoia p 0 0 0 0 Totals 29 5 2 0 Totals 20 1 1 0 Nanticoke ................................. 040 001 0 — 5 Berwick..................................... 100 000 0 — 1 IP H R ER BB SO Nanticoke Decker (W, 1-2) ....... 7.0 2 1 1 4 6 Berwick Soboleski (L, 0-1) .... 5.0 2 5 0 5 7 DeNoia ...................... 2.0 0 0 0 0 2
Tunkhannock 12, Crestwood 1 Mike Healey’s grand slam was the topper in a seven-run bottom of the fourth for the host Tigers, who won in five innings. Josh McClain (two doubles) and Ryan Goodwin each drove in three runs while Mike Papi (triple) and Rich Condeelis both were 2-for-2 for the Tigers (8-1). Chase Knott earned his first varsity win in his first varsity start. Ryan Beshada doubled to lead the Comets (2-6).
Crestwood Tunkhannock ab r h bi ab r h bi Aigeldinger lf 1 0 0 0 KCuster cf 1 0 0 1 Sweeney ph 1 0 0 0 Zaner 2b 0 0 0 0 Ritz cf 2 0 0 0 Saylor dh 3 1 1 0 ERinehmr ph 1 0 0 0 Thmpsn ph 0 0 0 0 Brynok 1b 1 0 1 0 Papi ss 2 2 2 0 JEngler ph 1 0 0 0 Faux ph 1 0 0 0 Berg c 2 0 1 0 Healey rf-3b 3 1 1 4 Polinchak p 0 0 0 0 Weiss 3b 1 0 0 0 Sartini dh 1 0 1 0 Cndeelis 1b 2 3 2 1 Quintiliani 3b 2 0 0 0 Reeves 1b 0 0 0 0 Snyder ss 2 0 0 0 WCuster c 2 1 0 0 Caladie 2b 2 1 1 0 McCln 3b-p 3 2 3 3 Sadvary 2b 0 0 0 0 Goodwin lf 2 1 2 3 Beshada rf 2 0 1 1 Knott p 2 0 1 0 Slembarski rf 0 0 0 0 Lee rf 0 0 0 0 Totals 18 1 5 1 Totals 22121212 Crestwood.................................. 010 00 — 2 Tunkhannock ............................. 032 7x — 12 2B – Beshada, McClain 2; 3B – Papi; HR – Healey IP H R ER BB SO Crestwood Polinchak (L, 1-1) .... 2.2 8 5 5 0 2 Murphy ...................... 0.1 1 3 3 3 0 Smigelski................... 0+ 1 3 3 2 0 Kaster ........................ 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 Tunkhannock Knott (W, 1-0)........... 3.0 5 1 1 2 5 McClain ..................... 2.0 0 0 0 0 2
Tunkhannock .......................................... 0 1 1 — 2 Meyers ..................................................... 1 0 0 — 1 First half: 1. MEY, Maureen Lisman (Gillian Gagliardi), 21st min; Second half: 2. TUN, Mara Sickler, 53rd; OT: 3. TUN, Sickler, 88th. Shots: TUN 10, MEY 18; Saves: TUN 17 (Spencer Corby), MEY 8 (Alivia Weidler); Corners: TUN 5, MEY 4.
halftime on a grounder by freshman Cheyenne Brown that Meyers keeper Alivia Wiedler had to dive for to haul in. But the shot, while not successful, awoke a docile attack. “We’re a second-half team pretty much,” Sickler said. “That’s how it is every game, which isn’t good. But we always come back strong.” Sickler showed that in the 53rd minute. Tunkhannock got a 3-on-2 break on the goal, with Sickler controlling the ball in the middle and teammates on each flank. She elected the direct path and pushed a grounder just inside the left post. Meanwhile, Meyers never found that offensive continuity that was evident in the first half. “I think our biggest issue was communication,” Meyers coach Jason Nolan said. “We lost communication with the team on the field. Nobody really knew what we were doing as a team effort. It became an individual-first basis, and that will never work in soccer. It’s got to be about team play. We’re going to get back to the basics tomorrow at practice.”
Hanover Area 3 (OT) Sara Ruby scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime to lead Pittston Area over Hanover Area. Liz Mikitish also scored twice for Pittston Area. For Hanover Area, Renee Mackunis, Gabby Murphy and Krista Colarusso each scored once.
Pittston Area ........................................... 2 1 1 — 4 Hanover Area.......................................... 1 2 0 — 3 First half: 1. PA, Liz Mikitish (pen kick), 6th min; 2. PA, Mikitish, 7th; 3. HAN, Renee Mackunis (Gabby Murphy) 30th; Second half: 4. HAN, Murphy (Krista Colarusso) 41st; 5. PA, Sara Ruby 46th 6. HAN, Colarusso (Heather Grady) 57th; OT: 7. PIT, Ruby (Mikitish) 84th. Shots: PA 10, HAN 22; Saves: PA 14 (Jordan Cumbo), HAN 5 (Ciera Gensel); Corners: PA 1, HAN 7.
Honesdale 3, Wyoming Seminary 1 Honesdale’s Randi Jo Kowalczyk scored a goal and added an assist to guide the Hornets to a victory. Bridget McMullen scored a goal on a penalty kick for the Blue Knights. Lucie Povova made 12 stops in net.
Wyoming Valley West 10, Hazleton Area 0 Spartans starter Matt Zielen turned in one of the best pitching performances of the season, allowing just two hits while striking out 15 in a six-inning victory. Zielen added two hits and two RBI at the plate for Valley West (6-3). Tommy Alexander finished with a double and a solo home run while Joe Pechulis went 2for-3 with a double and three RBI. Tyler Rubasky and Kyle Klein each singled for the Cougars (4-5).
Hazleton Area ab Cara ss 3 Bayzick p 3 Barletta cf 3 Medvecky 3b 2 Chirico 2 Nikonenko lf 2 Rubasky c 2 Wolfe rf 2 Klein 2b 2 Wyoming Valley West ab r h bi Dosiak ss 3 2 1 1 Shillabeer lf 3 0 0 0 Hogan lf 1 1 1 1 Leonard 2b 0 0 0 0 Pechulis dh 2 1 2 3 Clocker 3b 3 0 1 0 Alexndr 1b 3 3 2 1 Potoski c 1 0 0 1 Zielen p 2 1 2 2 Yuhas rf 3 1 1 0 Smichrko cf 2 0 1 1 Soulivanh cf 0 1 0 0 Totals 21 0 2 0 Totals 23101110 Hazleton Area ......................... 000 000 — 0 Wyoming Valley West............ 011 323 — 10 2B – Dosiak, Pechulis, Alexander; HR – Alexander IP H R ER BB SO Hazleton Area Bayzick (L, 0-2) ........ 5.0 9 7 6 3 3 Thomas ..................... 0+ 2 3 1 1 0 Wyo. Valley West Zielen (W, 3-0) ......... 6.0 2 0 0 0 15 r 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 h bi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Meyers 14, Northwest 1 Meyers ran its unbeaten streak to 8-0 to start the season, scoring a combined 13 runs in the fourth and fifth innings to break a 1-1 tie on the road. Victor Garcia hit a double, a home run and drove in three runs for the Mohawks. Robert Reilly added three RBI while Corey Dubil allowed just one run in a fiveinning complete game win. Matt Korea hit a double and scored the lone run for the Rangers (2-4).
Meyers DiMaggio ss Reilly rf Garcia 3b Owen c DeMarco 1b Morrash 2b Amesbury dh Dubil p Lavan cf Zionce lf Northwest ab r h bi Mazonkey c 1 0 0 1 Feno lf 0 0 0 0 DiPasqle lf 2 0 1 0 Kittle cf 2 0 0 0 Kndrsky 1b 2 0 1 0 Stempien p 2 0 0 0 Grznski 3b 1 0 0 0 Beglmni ph 1 0 0 0 Korea c 2 1 1 0 McAlarny rf 0 0 0 0 Shaffer dh 1 0 0 0 Totals 31141210 Totals 16 1 3 1 Meyers ........................................ 100 76 — 14 Northwest ................................... 001 00 — 1 2B – Garcia 2, Reilly, Amesbury, DiMaggio, Korea, Kondrosky; HR – Garcia IP H R ER BB SO Meyers Dubil (W, 4-0) ........... 5.0 3 1 1 0 4 Northwest Stempien (L, 1-3)..... 3.1 4 6 6 2 4 Gurzynski.................. 1.0 6 4 3 0 1 Kondrosky................. 0.2 1 4 1 2 0 ab 3 5 4 2 4 0 4 3 3 3 r 3 1 1 1 2 0 2 1 2 1 h bi 2 0 1 3 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 2 1 0
Wyoming Seminary................................... 0 1 — 1 Honesdale................................................... 2 1 — 3 First half: 1. HON, Randi Jo Kowalczyk (Natalie Hoff), 2nd min; 2. HON, Hoff, 15th; Second half: 3. HON, Alexis Burkavage (Kowalczyk), 44th; 4. WS, Bridget McMullan (pen kick), 59th. Shots: WS 4, HON 18; Saves: WS 12 (Lucie Povova), HON 3 (Briana Nawski); Corners: WS 3, HON 3
Wyoming Area ........................................... 1 2 — 3 GAR ............................................................. 0 1 — 1 First half: 1. WA, Katie Scalzo, 22nd min; Second half: 2. WA, Jenna Skrinak (Jennifer Bone), 46th; 3. GAR, Essence Gibson, 60th; 4. WA, Skrinak (Scalzo), 74th. Shots: WA 26, GAR 12; Saves: WA 5 (Caitlin Vitale), GAR 17 (Julianna Leco); Corners: WA 6, GAR 5.
Wyoming Area 3, GAR 1 Jenna Skrinak scored two goals to lead Wyoming Area to a victory over GAR. Katie Scalzo netted a goal and an assist. Essence Gibson tallied the Grenadiers’ only goal. Goalkeeper Julianna Leco made 17 saves.
Hanover Area 10, MMI Prep 0 Eight different Hanover Area players drove in a run to lead the Hawkeyes (5-2) to a five-inning victory. Mike Sulcoski had a double and an RBI while Mickey Ferrence struck out four to pick up Nanticoke 5, Berwick 1 Nanticoke’s Josh Decker al- the win. Ferrence and Pat Cook lowed just one hit and one earned combined on a three-hitter. Ryan Forte led the Preppers run in seven innings, striking out (2-5) with a double. six en route to the victory. Decker and Bobby Briggs each MMI Prep Hanover Area ab r h bi ab r h bi produced a hit for the Trojans Forte cf 1 0 1 0 Kollar 2b 2 2 1 0 Karchner ss 1 0 0 0 Lkchnsky cf 2 1 0 1 (2-8). Hornak p-c 2 0 0 0 Pericci 2b 3 1 0 1 Tyler Soboleski took the loss, Swnkski c-p 2 0 0 0 Sulcoski rf 2 1 1 1 Yamulla rf 2 0 1 0 Ferrnce p-rf 2 2 1 0 allowing just two hits in five in- Andes,1b 2 0 0 0 View 1b 3 1 1 1 McCoy 2b 2 0 1 0 Zuranski rf 2 1 1 1 nings. Clay DeNoia tossed two in- PDriscoll lf 2 0 0 0 Cook p 0 0 0 0 Muir lf 0 0 0 0 Kocher lf 1 0 0 1 nings of perfect relief. Kupsho 3b 2 0 0 0 Kreitzer c 3 0 1 1
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Delaware Valley 5, Nanticoke Area 4 Kyrsten Brockman and Amy Ahlers each scored two goals to lead Delaware Valley to a
Lehigh Valley Christian 5, MMI Prep 0 The Preppers fell in a nonconference match to Lehigh Valley Christian.
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“He’s like a Nintendo player out there. It’s like he’s got one of those big Pinky bats that you played Wiffle ball with when you were a kid.”
Dallas coach Ken Kashatus On Josh Savokinas
‘We’re not gonna let it happen again, we’re not gonna let it happen again.’ And I said, ‘You can’t talk it, you’ve gotta show it.’ ” They’ve shown plenty at the midpoint of the season. With Monday’s win, the Patriots (6-2) moved a full game ahead of Holy Redeemer for first place in Division I East of the WVC with seven left to play. Against the Mountaineers, they racked up 13 hits and had at least one baserunner in each
frame. They got some important innings from the bullpen to hold Dallas at bay. And, of course, they got another big-time performance from Josh Savokinas. The senior shortstop came into the week leading the league in hitting and was at or near the top of several offensive categories. He didn’t disappoint. Savokinas reached base in all
four plate appearances, going 3for-3 with a walk and three RBI. He fell a triple short of cycle, his day highlighted by a no-doubtabout-it solo shot after working the count full in the fifth inning. For good measure, he even added an impressive lunging snag of a line drive ticketed for an RBI to end the first inning. “He’s like a Nintendo player out there,” Dallas coach Ken
Kashatus said. “It’s like he’s got one of those big Pinky bats that you played Wiffle ball with when you were a kid.” “He’s a kid that just keeps getting better and better. You wouldn’t even believe it,” Zaffuto said. “He’s a kid that stays two hours after, he’s working on his swing at home, he’s throwing balls off the wall to get his feet better. He’s determined.” Savokinas’ home run gave the Patriots a 4-1 lead. The bullpen, led by Brandon Pernot, made it stand up for the win. Dallas (5-3) put together a few rallies before Pittston Area pulled away with three runs in the top of the seventh, as Ron Musto, R.J.
Emmett and Tyler Loftus each drove in a run to make it 7-1. The Mountaineers wouldn’t go away, as Brian Stepniak (3-for-4) smacked an RBI double in the bottom of the frame. Dallas then loaded the bases with two outs before the Patriots’ Kyle Callahan got a strikeout to end the game. “I’m happy with the record and we’ve been playing decent baseball,” Zaffuto said. “But we’re still making too many mistakes, and we’re giving teams opportunities that they shouldn’t have. “We’re still not playing a full game like we should. But I think when we do, we’re going to be dangerous.”
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Royals defeat Crusaders in battle of heavyweights
The Crusaders have a lot of positives to take out of the deWILKES-BARRE – Monday’s Wyoming Valley Conference W L feat. They dealt the Royals their Holy Redeemer (2A) .............................. 11 0 Wyoming Valley Conference first setback in an individual North Pocono (2A).................................. 10 0 boys volleyball match pitting game in league play this season Abington Heights (2A)............................ 8 2 Coughlin at Holy Redeemer had Lake-Lehman (2A).................................. 8 3 and were neck-and-neck with Coughlin (2A) .......................................... 8 3 the feeling of a heavyweight Crestwood (2A) ....................................... 8 3 Holy Redeemer in every game. Tunkhannock (2A) .................................. 7 4 boxing bout. “We did things well,” Lapinski Nanticoke (2A) ........................................ 7 5 Dallas (2A) ............................................... 6 4 The teams and their top hitadded. “They beat us tonight, Delaware Valley (3A).............................. 4 6 ters countered with hard knocks Meyers (2A) ............................................. 4 7 but we didn’t get killed and Wyoming Area (2A) ................................ 3 6 throughout the contest before we’re not afraid of them and we Hazleton Area (3A)................................. 3 8 the Royals delivered the decidWyoming Valley West (3A) ................... 2 9 got confidence. We’ll see them 1 11 ing blow to defeat the Crusaders West Side Tech (2A) .............................. 0 10 again.” Hanover Area (2A).................................. Berwick (2A) ............................................ 0 10 3-1, by scores of 25-22, 25-14, Brian Suchoski (25 assists, 8 21-25, 25-18. points) and Marcus GrzezdThe match was highlighted by zinski (4 kills) also helped two of the top hitters in the backed by eight kills from Alexis Coughlin. conference with Redeemer’s – to put the Crusaders’ backs Rob Wingert (39 assists, 10 Pete Alexis and Coughlin’s Miagainst the wall, Shmakov points, 5 blocks, 4 kills), Dylan chael Shmakov. erupted in the third game and Myslowski (11points) and Nick The 6-foot-11 Alexis used the Coughlin defense neutralSaracino (8 points) chipped in height to his advantage against ized Alexis’ hitting. Shmakov for Redeemer. the Crusaders – whose tallest piled up eight kills in the set, player is 6-3 – by blasting 32 Crestwood 3, while Alexis was held to just kills and nine blocks. Wyoming Valley West 0 four. Shmakov, who has been Nick Banos had 22 assists, “They were playing with a lot known around the league as one nine service points and four of emotion that game I think the fiercest hitters over the last aces to lead Crestwood to the and they looked like they wantthree seasons, led Coughlin victory by scores of 25-14, 25-15, ed it a little more,” Alexis said. (8-3) with 20 kills of his own 25-18. Despite concern from his and four service points. Pat Henry notched three kills, coach because he was swinging Redeemer (11-0) now braces six service points, three aces so many times, Alexis – who for another big showdown on and three blocks for the Comets. will play basketball at Penn Thursday when it travels to State next year – was unstopKyle Spellman paced the North Pocono (10-0) in a battle Spartans with five kills and of the only undefeated teams in pable in the fourth game. He totaled another 10 kills in the eight blocks, while Ridge Scott the WVC. fourth game, including the had five service points and 12 “It was a tough game and we match-winner. digs. expected it,” Holy Redeemer “Everybody knows Pete. It coach Jack Kablick said. “Our Abington Heights 3, was all Pete, Pete, Pete and we guys weren’t shaking (after the Delaware Valley 1 did a nice job and we worked Game 2 loss). We’ve played in Andy McLane scored 15 serwell and we blocked him,” said tournaments and lost games vice points with ten kills and Coughlin coach Dave Lapinski, and come back to win tournawho stood on a chair in practice three aces to lead Abington ments.” to try to replicate Alexis’ height. Heights to a victory by the final As the Royals had to come scores were 25-22, 25-15, 20-25 “They’re a good team and they from behind to win Game 1 and 25-22. Dustin Ganz contribbeat us tonight.” because of trailing after the uted with seven points, six kills Alexis wasn’t the only Royal midway point, 18-17, Alexis had and 13 digs while Eric Wasser to have a big night as John eight kills to Shmakov’s four. had seven points and 38 assists. McCarthy posted 20 kills and After Redeemer won the For Delaware Valley, Tyler four blocks. second game convincingly –
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Long journey for golfers at Congressional
By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer
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Coughlin’s Michael Shmakov serves against Holy Redeemer during Monday’s WVC match won by the Royals 3-1.
Brady finished with six points and 15 assists while Dominic Montemanano had seven kills. West Side Tech 3, Hanover Area 1 West Side Tech picked up its first win in boys volleyball in school history winning by scores of 25-9, 25-27, 25-18, 25-10. Individual statistics of the match were not available.
Tunkhannock 3, Meyers 0 The Tigers won by scores of 25-13, 25-17, 25-22 as James Hawk (9 kills, 7 blocks, 11 points), Cliff Kingston (7 kills, 3 points), Ryan Potuck (5 kills, 4 digs, 6 points) and Randy Howell (23 assists, 12 points). For Meyers, Matt James had 10 assists and two aces, while Derek Gentry had six digs.
BETHESDA, Md. — Reigning U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell played the famed Blue Course at Congressional Country Club for the first time Monday. It was just a looksee practice round, so naturally it wasn’t televised. But,thisbeingthe21stcentury, it was very much Twitterized. “Congressional 7574 yards Par 71 US Open set up,” he tweeted during his round. “Noone will break par.” Once he was back in the clubhouse, his assessment was just as foreboding. “I’m hoping I got the wrong tee at 11,” he said, describing the 494-yard par-4 with the creek down the right side of the fairway. “I can’t really see much positive to say about that golf hole. If you’re selling four 4s, I’m think I’m buying.” It’s just as well McDowell wasn’t around for U.S. Open’s previous stops at Congressional because in many ways it’s a whole new golf course that, like Twitter, is made for the new generation. The layout will be the second longest in the championship’s history when the event returns to the suburbs of the nation’s capital on June 1619.Ifallthebackteesareused,it will be some 350 yards longer than when Ernie Els won in 1997 and more than 500 yards longer than when Ken Venturi overcame the stifling heat for his legendary 1964 victory. “We want the U.S. Open to be a rigorous test,” U.S. Golf Association Executive Director Mike Davis said at Monday’s media day. Congressional opened in 1924 and has been a favorite of many of the sport’s biggest names and some of the nation’s most famed politicians.
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Report: Duerson had advanced brain damage
By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer
BOSTON — Dave Duerson, a former NFL player who committedsuicideinFebruary,had“moderately advanced” brain damage related to blows to the head, according to the researcher who made the diagnosis. “It’s indisputable” that Duerson had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disorder linked to repeated brain trauma, Dr. Ann McKee said Monday. The findings were announced as part of an effort conducted by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University’s School of Medicine.
The CSTE Brain Bank has the brains of more than 70 athletes and military veterans, with football players comprising more than half of the athletes. Duerson played safety in the NFL for11seasons, seven with the Chicago Bears, and was chosen for four Pro Bowls before retiring in 1993. “Dave Duerson had classic pathology of CTE and no evidence ofanyotherdisease,”McKeesaid, “and he has severe involvement of all the (brain) structures that affect things like judgment, inhibition, impulse control, mood and memory.” The body of Duerson, who was
50, was found in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., on Feb. 17. He left a note asking that his brain be given to the NFL’s Brain Bank. He shot himself in the chest, “presumably” to preserve his brain for study, said Chris Nowinski, co-director of the CSTE. The other co-directors are McKee, Dr. Robert Cantu and Dr. Robert Stern. Duerson’s case was “moderately advanced,” McKee said. “The likelihood is that if he hadn’t had the CTE, he wouldn’t have developed those symptoms that he was experiencing at the end of his life and perhaps he wouldn’t have been compelled to end his life.”
Cantu said that such results normally are published first, but the Duerson family wanted them released earlier. Duerson’s former wife, daughter and three sons attended the news conference. “We have been given the gift of closure,” said his son, Tregg. “We accept this gift with great humility, as we are mindful of other families that have lost loved ones and still bear the burden of unanswered questions.” Duerson had at least 10 concussions in his NFL career, according to his family, and lost consciousness during some. However, he never was admitted to a hospital for them, Stern said. But he said
it’s also important to address hits to the head that don’t cause concussions. CSTE, created in 2008, is a collaboration between the BU School of Medicine and the Sports Legacy Institute, headed by Nowinski. The center has been aggressively researching head traumainsports,andhasreceived a $1 million gift from the NFL, which it has pushed for better treatment of concussions. “We hope these findings will contribute more to the understanding of CTE,” the NFL said in a statement. “Our Head, Neck and Spine Medical Committee will study today’s findings, and as
a league we will continue to support the work of the scientists at the Boston University Center and elsewhere to address this issue in a forthright and effective way.” Duerson was a third-round draft choice by the Bears out of Notre Dame in 1983. He played safety on the team that won the SuperBowlinthe1985season.He moved to the New York Giants for one season in 1990, playing in another Super Bowl, then spent his last three NFL years with the Phoenix Cardinals. Cantu said there is no treatment for CTE and research is being done to find ways to identify it in living people.
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Simonovich, Dallas run past Crestwood
WRIGHT TWP. – Jason Simonovich won the triple jump with a leap of 41-6.5 as Dallas’ boys track and field team earned a 94-56 victory over Crestwood. Simonovich also earned first in the long jump with a distance of 18-11. Ryan Kozloski won the javelin with a throw of 143-1. For Crestwood, Matt Sandorski took first in the 100 and 200 dashes.
Kravitz, 115’; 2. DAL, Yu; 3. CRE, Yocious; 1600 RELAY -- 1. CRE, (Coffin, Krupski, Bulkowski, Newak), 4:21.6; HIGH JUMP -- 1. DAL, Millington, 4’10”; 2. CRE, Engler; 3. DAL, Menzel
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3200 RELAY -- 1. DAL, (Adams, Dutter, Zubecc, Reinart), 9:36.2; 110 HURDLES -- 1. CRE, Briosh, 17.6; 2. DAL, Harding; 3. CRE, Hagnar; TRIPLE JUMP -- 1. DAL, Simonovich, 41’6.5”; 2. DAL, Kozloski; 3. CRE, Hagner; 100 -1. CRE, Sandroski, 11.0; 2. CRE, Zolnowski; 3. CRE, Chiaramonte; 1600 -- 1. DAL, DeLuca, 4:53; 2. DAL, B. Ehret; 3. DAL, C. Ehret; SHOT PUT -1. DAL, Roberts, 42’3”; 2. DAL, Costantino; 3. DAL, Ostrum; 400 -- 1. CRE, Sandroski, 52.3; 2. DAL, Reinert; 3. DAL, Adams; 400 RELAY -- 1. CRE, (Duboff, Mack, Brosh, Chiaramonte), 47.0; 300 HURDLES -- 1. DAL, Wright, 48.9; 2. DAL, Harding; 3. CRE, Aiello; POLE VAULT -- 1. DAL, Harding, 11’6”; 2. CRE, Sherry; 3. CRE, Roberts; DISCUS -- 1. DAL, Roberts, 120’11”; 2. CRE, Womer; 3. DAL, Constantino; LONG JUMP -- 1. DAL, Simonovich, 18’11”; 2. DAL, Kozloski; 3. CRE, Zolnowski; 800 -- 1. DAL, Dotter, 2:05.5; 2. DAL, Zubko; 3. DAL, Adams; 200 -- 1. CRE, Sandroski, 23.0; 2. CRE, Zolnoski; 3. DAL, Reinert; 3200 -- 1. DAL, DeLuca, 10:37; 2. DAL, C. Ehret; 3. DAL, Ferlenda; JAVELIN -- 1. DAL, Kozloski, 143’1”; 2. CRE, Truschel; 3. CRE, Zach; 1600 RELAY -- 1. DAL, (Reinert, Zubko, Mordan, Dutter), 3:43.7; HIGH JUMP -- 1. CRE, Duboff, 5’4”; 2. CRE, Mack; 3. CRE, Mack
Hazleton Area 4, Holy Redeemer 1 Hazleton Area swept all three singles matches en route to the victory. Tim Delahanty, L.J. Sidari and Nick Bartal posted singles wins. The Cougars’ Peter Gallagher and Tim Miley captured the No. 1 doubles. Holy Redeemer’s Paul Chmil and Pat Duffy took the No. 2 doubles.
Singles: Tim Delahanty (H) def. Pat Loftus 6-0, 6-1; 2. L.J. Sidari (H) def. Pat Dockeray 6-3, 6-0; 3. Nickk Bartal (H) def. Don McGraw 6-4, 6-2. Doubles: 1. Peter Gallagher/Tim Miley (H) def. Cameron Pinto/Tyler Elias 6-0, 6-0; 2. Paul Chmil/Pat Duffy ® def. Mauro Notaro/Don Tedesco 6-2, 6-1. SAM SHARPE PHOTOS/WWW.THESHARPEIMAGE.COM
The Checkers celebrate the game-winning goal Monday night against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pengiuns.
Dallas 114, Crestwood 36 Taylor Culver won the pole vault, clearing a height of 8-6. Katie Gawlas had the fastest time in the 100 dash for the Mountaineers. Regan Rome claimed the 1600 and 3200 runs. For Crestwood, Hannah Coffin claimed first in the 800 with a time of 2:27. Jess Newak finished first in the 400.
SINGLES -- 1. MEY Chris McGavin def. Davide Fanelli 7-5, 6-0; 2. MEY Corey Graham def. Trevor Alder 6-4, 6-4; 3. MEY Mia Scocozzo def. Nick Szewczk 0-6, 7-5, 7-5. DOUBLES -- 1. MEY Hayden Schutz & Chris Yanovich def. Tyler Manganello & Nick Leon 6-4, 2-6, 6-4; 2. WA Conor Mangan & Tom Rose def. Alanna Monte & Trevor Kiefer 6-1, 6-0.
Meyers 4, Wyoming Area 1 Chris McGavin and Corey Graham won first and second doubles, respectively to help Meyers defeat Wyoming Area. Hayden Schutz and Chris Yanovich contributed with a win in first doubles. For Wyoming Area, Conor Mangan and Tom Rose won second doubles.
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SINGLES -- 1. TUN, Kyle Christy def. Michael McGraw 6-1, 6-4; 2. TUN, Jordan Herbert def. Balaganesh Natarajan 6-0, 6-0; 3. TUN, Josh Herbert def. Justin Sheen 6-1, 6-0. DOUBLES -- 1. TUN, Mark Swick & Brent Christy def. Corey Sisock & Ryan Twardzik; 2. TUN, Robbie Hug & Matt Stroney def. Andrew Kempchinsky & Tyler Fulton 6-1, 6-0.
Tunkhannock 4, MMI 0 Kyle Christy, Jordan Herbert and Josh Herbert swept the first, second and third singles matches respectively to lead Tunkhannock to a victory over MMI. Mark Swick & Brent Christy contributed to the victory with a win in first doubles.
kees complete their four-game series with Gwinnett today at 7 p.m., sending RHP D.J. Mitchell (0-2, 2.95 ERA) against the GContinued from Page 1B Braves’ pitching prospect LHP third. Parraz’s perfect throw hit Mike Minor (1-0, 1.45 ERA). Gustavo Molina on a hop and HOW THEY SCORED the tag hit Schafer as he dove BRAVES FIRST: Jose Constanza singled. Jorhome. dan Schafer singled. Matt Young struck out lookstruck out. Ed to The Yankees set a season-high ing. Mauro GomezWilkin Ramirez Lucas singled to score Constanza. grounded out shortstop. BRAVES 1-0 with 15 runners left on base, but YANKEES SECOND: Justin Maxwell struck out. Brandon Laird grounded out to first. Jordan they did just enough with their Parraz singled. Ramiro Pena walked. Gustavo Mochances. Golson reached on an lina walked. Greg Golson singled to score Parraz and Pena. Kevin Russo grounded into a fielder’s error with the bases loaded in choice. YANKEES 2-1 YANKEES SEVENTH: Maxwell walked. Laired the seventh to score Justin Max- reached on an error. Parraz was hit by a pitch. Doug Bernier struck out. Molina struck out. Golson well and extend the lead to 3-1. reached on an error to score Maxwell. Russo flew New relievers Luis Ayala, on a out to right. YANKEES 3-1 major league rehab, and Ryan Gwinnett Pope, called-up to fill Kevin Mill- Yankees ab r h bi ab r h bi 5 0 2 2 Constnza rf 5 1 2 0 wood’s vacated spot, pitched Golson cf Pilittere pr 0 0 0 0 Schafer cf 4 0 2 0 scoreless innings. Both fought Russo 2b 5 0 1 0 Young 2b 4 0 0 0 Montero c 5 0 3 0 Gomez 1b 3 0 0 0 out of small jams with Ayala Vazquez 1b 5 0 1 0 Lucas ss 4 0 2 1 Maxwell lf 4 1 0 0 Ramirez dh 4 0 2 0 stranding two and Pope one. Ke- Laird 3b 3 0 1 0 Castillo lf 4 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 Bowman 3b 4 0 0 0 vin Whelan picked up his Parraz rf Pena ss 2 1 0 0 Boscan c 3 0 2 0 Bernier ph 2 0 0 0 league-best 10th save. Molina dh 4 0 0 0 NOTES: Ramiro Pena left the Totals 38 3 9 2 Totals 35 110 1 game in the fifth inning after in- Yankees ............................. 020 000 100 — 3 Gwinnett............................. 100 000 000 — 1 juring his ankle at the plate. E – Bowman (4), Boscan (1); LOB – SWB 15, GWN 10; SAC – Schafer; 2B – Schafer (4), Ramirez (2); Doug Bernier entered for him. ... Outfield Assists – Parraz (Schafer at home) IP H R ER BB SO Greg Golson reached on an error Yankees Noesi (1-0) ............... 5.2 in the seventh, but also left with Wordekemper ......... .1 7 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 Ayala......................... an injury...Ayala was 0-0 with a Pope ......................... 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 3.60 ERA in five appearances for Whelan (S, 10) ........ 1 0 0 0 0 2 Gwinnett New York before the injury... Thompson (L, 1-2) .. 4.1 7 2 2 4 4 Flande....................... 2.2 1 1 0 2 5 Pope did not allow a run over Abreu ........................ 1 0 0 0 0 1 Ascencio .................. 1 1 0 0 0 3 five relief innings with four WP: Thompson Balk: Noesi strikeouts and two walks with HBP: Gomez (by Noesi), Parraz (by Flande) the Class A Yankees... The Yan-
period. Wallace carried the puck in deep, pulling Charlotte goaltender Mike Murphy to the left side, and dished a pass across the crease to Collins who buried it into the open net. The goal was Collins’ second in two games. The Penguins had a chance to put the Checkers in a 2-0 hole during the second half of the first period and early stages of the second when the Checkers were whistled for three consecutive penalties. The Penguins managed a few chances during the trio of power plays but were unable to get anything past Murphy. Charlotte tied it up midway through the second period when Nicolas Blanchard knocked down a clearing attempt from Brad Thiessen in front of the net. Nick Dodge skated into the slot to slam it home for a 1-1 tie. “He knocked it our of the air and they were able to keep it in,” Said Thiessen, who still had a strong night in goal stopping 21 of 23 shots. The Checkers got to their game for the remainder of the period as Charlotte transitioned quickly through the neutral zone and set up shop in the Penguins end. The Checkers outshot the Penguins 11-5 in the period, but were unable to beat Thiessen again, thanks to a defense that blocked eight shots. “The second period we took it off the gas a little bit. It’s a team you can’t let back into the game,” Marshall said. The Penguins stifled the Charlotte offense in the third period, limiting them to just two shots and forcing their first trip to overtime in the postseason. And that’s when Sutter put a quick end to things. Checkers forward Zac Dalpe dug the puck out along the boards and skated behind the Penguins net, where he sent a pass to Sutter who was alone at the corner. Sutter lined up a shot that went over Thiessen’s shoulder on the short side and into the net. “I didn’t see it come off his stick,” Thiessen said. “It’s not one you want to see go in, but it was a good shot I guess.”
Keven Vellieux heads up ice during a Calder Cup playoff game against the Charlotte Checkers Monday night in Charlotte.
“They’re a good team and we can’t let them come back in the second (period). The thing we have to learn from this is we have to play a full 60 (minutes).”
WBS forward David Marshall
CHICAGO — Joe Johnson scored 34 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat Derrick Rose and the top-seeded Chicago Bulls 103-95 on Monday night in Game1of the Eastern Conference semifinals. As if the loss itself wasn’t bad enough, the Bulls got a major scare when Rose came up limping at the end of the game. Their MVP candidate stepped on Jamal Crawford’s foot as he dribbled out the final seconds and was helped off by teammates and a trainer. The Hawks went on a 15-2 run that bridged the third and fourth quarters to turn a 69-65 deficit into an 80-71 lead with 10:27 remaining. Johnson hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points during that stretch, and the Hawks hung on. Game 2 is Wednesday night at the United Center. Johnson was brilliant, hitting 12 of 18 shots and all five 3-point attempts. Crawford scored 22 points and Jeff Teague added 10 while starting at the point for the injured Kirk Hinrich. The Hawks shot 51.3 percent against one of the league’s stingiest defenses. As alarming as that was, though, the sight of Rose limping off sent a real shiver through Chicago. The Bulls simply can’t afford to lose him if they’re going to keep this run going, even though it wasn’t his best night. He scored 24 points after a slow start but was just 11 of 27 from the field. Luol Deng scored 21 points for Chicago while Carlos Boozer added 14 points and eight rebounds despite a turf toe injury on his right foot. But it was a rough night overall for the Bulls. Pushed by Indiana in a tough five-game opening series, they fought through a brutal first quarter to pull within one point at halftime and led by as many as six in the third quarter before this one slipped away.
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The Penguins did have a few positives to take from the game. The penalty kill had another stellar night, killing off all three Charlotte power plays to extend their penalty kill run to 10 for 10 dating back to Game 2. But overall, according to head coach John Hynes, Game 3 was an average effort by the Penguins. “We can’t be a fairly average team,” he said. “We have to be a team that’s on for 60 minutes. “We didn’t play with a lot of speed and we didn’t move our feet. You can’t take away time and space if you don’t skate. That’s something we have to get better at for Wednesday.” NOTES • F Paul Thompson, RW Jesse Boulerice and F Ben Street were scratched for the
Penguins. • The Penguins lost their first game when scoring the opening goal in the postseason, dropping to 5-1. • The Penguins are now 2014 in playoff overtime games.
Penguins .................................... 1 0 0 0 - 1 Charlotte .................................... 0 1 0 1 - 2 First Period: Scoring – 1. WBS, Chris Collins 2 (Wallace) 13:23. Penalties – WBS, Sill (hooking) 2:03; CHA, Borer (tripping) 6:46; WBS, Mormina (roughing) 9:08; CHA, Osala (roughing) 9:08; CHA, Rodney (high-sticking) 14:12. Second Period: Scoring – 2. CHA, Nick Dodge 4 (Blanchard) 9:45. Penalties – CHA, Boychuk (slashing) 1:48; CHA, Osala (roughing) 4:44; WBS, Marshall (hooking) 7:42; WBS, Bortuzzo (tripping) 11:20. Third Period: Scoring – None. Penalties – CHA, Terry (interference) 5:08. Overtime: Scoring – CHA, Brett Sutter 3 (Dalpe, Micflikier) 5:40. Penalties – None. Shots on goal: Penguins – 13-5-7-2-27. Charlotte – 7-11-2-3-23. Power-play Opportunities: Penguins – 0 of 5. Charlotte – 0 of 3 Goaltenders: Penguins – Mike Murphy 5-2 (26 saves – 27 shots). Charlotte – Brad Thiessen 5-4–0 (21-23) Starters: Penguins – G Mike Murphy, D Justin Faulk, D Bryan Rodney, LW Oskar Osala, C Nick Dodge, RW Drayson Bowman . Charlotte – G Brad Thiessen, D Corey Potter, D Steve Wagner, LW Tim Wallace, C Ryan Craig, RW Chris CollinsThree Stars: 1. CHA, Brett Sutter (game-winning goal) 2. CHA, Mike Murphy (26 saves) 3. CHA, Nicolas Blanchard (assist) Referee – Jean Hebert, Tim Mayer. Linesmen – Mike Sheehan, Alex Stagnone
PHILADELPHIA — David Krejci scored 14:00 into overtime and the Boston Bruins beat Philadelphia 3-2 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Tim Thomas was phenomenal in net, stopping 46 straight shots after the Flyers took a quick 2-0 lead. Game 3 is Wednesday in Boston. Krejci fired a one-timer from one knee that ricocheted off the back off the net and back onto the ice. Play continued until officials could review the call. But the goal was clearly good. James van Riemsdyk had a breakout game for the Flyers. He scored two goals and was all over the ice trying to help the Flyers win at least one at home. Instead, they have to rally from another deficit.
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Zito looking for third Kentucky Derby victory with favored Dialed In
By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Nick Zito knows the good part of the Kentucky Derby as a two-time winner. He also knows the heartbreak of America’s greatest race. Zito nearly joined fellow Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert as a three-time champ last year, when Ice Box overcame traffic trouble twice only to finish second, beaten 21⁄2 lengths by Super Saver. Now, after a winter of ups and downs on the Derby trail, Zito is back at Churchill Downs with Dialed In, the likely favorite for Saturday’s 137th Derby. “There’s a little bit more pressure when you’ve got the favorite,” he said, standing trackside in between rain showers on Mon-
day. “As long as everything is going good, I’m OK with it. It’s flattering to have the favorite.” That role was all set to go to Uncle Mo until the colt finished a stunning third in the Wood Memorial, the first loss of his career and one that turned the Derby into a wide-open race. “That’s what happens in our business,” Zito said, “as soon as you fall off, there are not that many people there. His race wasn’t that bad in the Wood. He’s still the 2-year-old champion and you got to give him respect.”
Dialed In didn’t exactly dominate his final tuneup, either. He edged Shackleford by a head to win last month’s Florida Derby, making him 3 for 4. “He’s still the only horse who’s won two major races,” Zito said, noting Dialed In’s first win of the year came in the Holy Bull Stakes. “Right now, this is a great horse,” owner Robert LaPenta said after the Florida Derby. And Dialed In has prior experience at Churchill Downs, where he won his first career start by a half-length in November. Back on Sept.11, 2001, LaPenta approached Zito at a horse sale asking how they could get into business together. By then, La-
Penta had been in racing for three years as a partner of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino. As passionate and outspoken as Zito can be, LaPenta is just the opposite, which makes him a good client. “He stays completely out of the training of the horses,” Zito said. “Most of my owners do the same, but I think because he buys a lot of horses, you really can’t overmanage because then you probably get sidetracked.” Zito and LaPenta are 0 for 4 in their previous attempts to win the Derby together. They came closest with Ice Box last year. The Cliff’s Edge finished fifth in 2004, Andromeda’s Hero was eighth in 2005 and Cool Coal
Man was 15th in 2008. Their biggest score since teaming up came in the 2008 Belmont Stakes, when Da’ Tara spoiled Big Brown’s Triple Crown hopes with a victory at 38-1 odds. Zito liked Dialed In when he spotted him at a sale, having trained the colt’s brother Andromeda’s Hero, who later ran second to Afleet Alex in the 2005 Belmont Stakes. Zito bought Dialed In for
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April was a big month for auto dealers. Sales of cars and light trucks are expected to have surged 20 percent because many buyers rushed to the lots to be sure they got the vehicles they wanted. There are concerns that parts shortages following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan will mean fewer cars available in the next few months.
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INDIANAPOLIS — Community Health Systems Inc. has raised its offer for rival hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. by 21 percent to about $4.06 billion, but it said Monday the latest bid may only last a week. Analysts said they doubt a deal will happen. The Franklin, Tenn. company said its all-cash offer of $7.25 a share will expire May 9 unless it sees meaningful engagement from Tenet. It said the new price was its "best and final offer" based on information currently available. The board of Dallas-based Tenet had rejected a $6 pershare, all-cash offer from Community Health last month, and the companies have been fighting over a deal since last fall in a dispute that has spilled into federal court. Community’s latest offer, with the May 9 expiration, appears to be a blunt attitude change for the company, Oppenheimer analyst Michael Wiederhorn said in a research note. He called the possibility of a merger “highly unlikely.” “After indicating it was in it for the long term, (Community’s) offer appears to be an exit from the negotiations rather than a more aggressive move that some might interpret,” Wiederhorn wrote. CRT Capital analyst Sheryl Skolnick said in a separate note she believes the latest offer also will be rejected. Community Health purchased the Wyoming Valley Health Care System for $271 million on May 1, 2009. In March, a Lackawanna County judge approved the $150 million sale of Scranton’s Mercy Hospital; Mercy Tyler Hospital, Tunkhannock; and Mercy Special Care Hospital, Nanticoke, and affiliated facilities to Community Health.
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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has agreed to buy Cephalon Inc. for $6.8 billion in a deal that would give the world’s largest generic drug developer a range of biotechnology drugs aimed at cancer and other conditions. Teva, based in Israel, said Monday it will pay $81.50 per share, marking a 5.8 percent premium to Cephalon’s closing price on Friday. The price is a 12 percent premium to the since-rejected $73-per-share offer from Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc., made March 29. The latest offer represents a 39 percent premium to Cephalon’s stock prior to Valeant’s unsolicited offer.
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Builders began work on more office buildings, hotels and factories in March, lifting construction spending after three straight monthly declines. The Commerce Department says construction spending rose 1.4 percent in March. It was the biggest advance since last April and was helped by a rise in spending on home improvement projects.
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Chrysler has turned its first profit since leaving bankruptcy two years ago. The company reported first-quarter net income of $116 million and revenue of $13.1 billion on Monday. The profit is a milestone in Chrysler’s long road back to health after its 2009 bankruptcy. It last reported a net profit in 2006.
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U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey addresses the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry members in a roundtable discussion on jobs at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre on Monday afternoon.
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. is recalling one production lot of its blood thinner Coumadin after finding an oversize tablet. The company says it tested a returned bottle and found that one tablet was more potent than expected. An excessive dose of Coumadin, or warfarin, could create an increased risk of bleeding. The recall affects 5-milligram tablets with an expiration date of Sept. 30, 2012. The production lot is number 9H49374A. The New York drugmaker says patients taking 5-milligram tablets should not stop taking them, but should talk to their pharmacist to find out if their prescription was filled with tablets that have been recalled.
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Natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy, a major player in the Marcellus Shale, says it took a $205 million firstquarter loss after marking down the value of derivatives contracts used to guard against rising energy costs. The loss was 32 cents per share. A year earlier it had a profit of $732 million, or $1.14 per share. Revenue fell 42 percent to $1.61 billion because Chesapeake Energy Corp. marked down the value of some so-called hedges by $725 million. The losses are not locked in yet, so they could grow or shrink. The biggest loss was on oil derivatives. Oil futures prices rose by about 17 percent in the quarter. Excluding special items, Chesapeake earned $518 million, or 75 cents per share.
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WILKES-BARRE—Soaringgasprices, meddling federal government agencies and an ever-increasing national debt that’s devaluing the dollar. These are just a few of the issues impacting businesses across the nation and were among the topics discussed at a gathering of Wyoming Valley business leaders and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey on Monday. The hour-long discussion at the Westmoreland Club afforded local businessmen and women the chance to express their concerns to one of their voices in Washington and in turn afforded the senator a chance to tell his constituents where he stands on key issues that have direct impacts on them. Medicare, national labor issues, the debtlimitandeducationfundingweretouched upon by those asking Toomey questions. Some of those gathered said the
chance to talk shop with the senator was a welcome one. It came together at the last minute late last week and still more than 25 people fit the event into their busy Toomey schedules. Conrad W. Schintz, the Greater WilkesBarre Chamber of Business and Industry’s board chairman, said for some smaller localbusinessesthatdonothavelobbyistsor government affairs officers, Monday’s opportunity was vital. “He’s our U.S. senator and we want him to be as familiar with the business issues in the Wyoming Valley as he is anywhere else,” Schintz said. Toomey’s office arranged for the visit to Northeast Pennsylvania, which began with a stop in Scranton before his arrival in Wilkes-Barre. Toomey, R-Zionsville, is in his first year
of a six-year term in office. His background as a small business owner and someone who started a bank gives him a unique perspective on issues impacting businesses. Toomey said that in his brief stint in the Senate, what he’s witnessed is worse than he had imagined going in. “It’s hard to overstate the train wreck that is going on in Washington,” Toomey said. “What business do you know that operates without a budget? The corner pizza shop has a budget.” He took aim at the Obama administration for policies that have helped make the problem worse and said spending is out of controlandthingsareonpacetogetworse. “You can’t borrow and spend your way to prosperity. It just doesn’t work,” Toomey said. Healsosethissightsonfederalregulatory agencies including the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Labor Relations Board, all of which have been “very aggressive and in some cases hostile to business.” “It’s outrageous and we’ve got to push back hard,” Toomey said.
DETROIT — Honda Motor Co. warned U.S. dealers Monday that it will run short of popular models such as the Civic compact later this summer because of parts shortages caused by Japan’s earthquake. It said normal production may not return until the end of the year. Honda will significantly cut production of the new 2012 Civic, the sixth most popular car in the U.S., through the summer, if not longer. In addition, the 2012 version of the CR-V small SUV will be delayed by at least a month this fall. To make up for shortages, Honda will keep making the 2011 version. Both vehicles are made in North America, but like other automakers, Honda must cut production because it’s running low on Japanese imports of chips, sensors and other parts. Japanese plants that supply them were damaged by the March 11 earthquake or hampered by power outages. Nearly every major auto company has had to idle factories due to shortages. Honda, Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. have been hit particularly hard. Supply companies are scrambling to build their parts elsewhere, but setting up alternate factories takes months.
Micro-scale surveillance the best way to nab future bin Ladens
warranted. By now, you’ve heard the big news: Osama bin Laden is dead. If this is news to you, you should head back to the “A” section of this paper, because you’ve missed a bit of extremely important news. Americans were out in the streets late Sunday night into early Monday morning chanting “USA, USA” repeatedly and waving American flags all around. And there’s nothing wrong with that – we have neutralized a dangerous, implacable enemy; someone responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans and countless others in countries around the globe. But we need to be asking ourselves some hard questions, like why, with all of the data and technology at our finNORMALLY, MY column is a bit more “consumer” oriented. But given the latest news, I think a segue into something a bit more pertinent to current events is
gertips, did it take 10 years to find bin Laden? What happens now? In the eyes of al-Qaida, we’ve created a martyr — and there’s a valid concern that this will provoke another attack. America has some extremely impressive military technology at its disposal. Predator drones. Satellites literally encompass the globe, providing real-time surveillance. If you’ve seen Google Maps, you know you can see your car in your driveway, and in some cases, you can see people as well. And that’s just the civilian level snapshots. The full capabilities of a military surveillance satellite are, of course, classified. But I wouldn’t be surprised if they could read off a Post-it note you held in your hand. We have instantaneous information transfer to any point on the globe, and we had all of these capabilities 10 years ago as well, and
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The hummingbird drone developed by AeroVironment.
we still couldn’t find him. Why? Because, for all of our vaunted technology, and all of the advanced capabilities we have, bin Laden, and terrorists like him, know how to leave a very small footprint. A satellite can’t see you if you don’t go outside. You can’t be tracked to a given location if you aren’t seen entering it. I would argue that the military needs to focus more on micro-scale Nick DeLorenzo is director of Interactive surveillance instead of a Predatorand New Media for The Times Leader. Write drone sized vehicle, something the size him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
of a bird, or maybe even smaller still. And a company in California has done just that. AeroVironment, a company that produces unmanned drones for the military, has developed a robotic flying machine that is camouflaged to look like a hummingbird. Currently, it’s a rather loud hummingbird, with twitchy, uncoordinated movements. But devices on this scale, with some development, might one day pass unnoticed among crowds, and even enter buildings. Granted, it can’t carry the payload of a predator drone, but I don’t think anyone will ever mistake a Predator Recon Drone for a bird. Given that today’s warfare is trending toward urban environments and guerrilla-style combat, these tiny devices might one day make the difference between a 10-year manhunt and a 24-hour search.
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At first it looked as if investors were relieved that Osama bin Laden was dead. The Dow rose 65 points in the first minutes of trading. But it gave up the gains and closed down 3 points at 12,807. What will be the ultimate impact of bin Laden’s death on the markets? Four strategists give their opinions:
The markets after bin Laden
Senior index analyst, Standard & Poor's Don’t expect any longterm gains in stocks as a result of bin Laden’s death. It’s a “feel-good item” for Americans, but the impact on the market will be short-lived — as Monday’s trading showed. Investors should watch oil prices. Many traders are speculating there will now be more stability in the Middle East. That could send prices below their current level of $113.52 a barrel. Director of equity strategy, RBC Wealth Management The military action against bin Laden makes investors more confident because it proves the U.S. isn’t a “doddering, old dying entity.” But traders will likely be more focused on corporate earnings. If earnings remain strong, Dow says the S&P 500 could climb to 1,500 by the end of the year – a 10 percent gain from Monday’s close.
Chief market strategist, ING Investment Management Bin Laden’s death will eventually have a big influence on stocks. Taking down the world’s foremost symbol of terrorism takes the perception of risk out of investing globally. Individual investors and businesses will put more money into international markets including “frontier” markets like Vietnam and Turkey. They’ll pull more money out of bonds.
Chief economist, JPMorgan Chase Private Wealth Management Investors will send stocks higher, but it will take a while. Their early exuberance was tempered by fears of terrorist retaliation. If enough time passes without that happening, investors will see stocks as a safer place. For now, they’re paying more attention to economic events like the April jobs report due Friday.
Chip Cutter, Francesca Levy, Elizabeth Gramling • AP
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Foreign Exchange & Metals
CURRENCY CLOSE USD per British Pound 1.6683 Canadian Dollar .9497 USD per Euro 1.4846 Japanese Yen 81.30 Mexican Peso 11.5039 METALS Copper Gold Platinum Silver Palladium CLOSE 4.18 1556.70 1875.70 46.08 783.90 PVS. -.0028 +.0037 +.0007 +.20 +.0017 PVS. 4.16 1556.00 1865.50 48.59 791.95 %CH. 6MO. 1YR. -.17% 1.6024 1.5277 +.39% 1.0090 1.0170 +.05% 1.4036 1.3308 +.25% 80.68 93.93 +.01% 12.3040 12.2290 %CH. +0.41 +0.04 +0.55 -5.16 -1.02 6MO. 1YR. +9.10 +27.57 +14.77 +31.62 +9.11 +8.49 +85.56 +144.93 +21.64 +43.24
gains were gone. The major indexes wavered The bin Laden rally lasted all of three hours. throughout the day and closed slightly lower. The Stocks began climbing Monday morning after the Dow fell 3 points, or less than 0.1 percent. The death of the world’s most wanted terrorist overS&P 500 index fell 0.2 percent. The Nasdaq comnight. Strong earnings reports also pushed them posite fell 0.3 percent. higher. But hours after the opening of trading, the Arch Coal ARCI Tenet Healthcare THC International Paper IP
Close: $3.88 -0.32 or -7.6% The miner will buy rival International Coal Group for $3.4 billion, forming the country’s No. 2 supplier of coal used to make steel. $5 4 3 $2.03 F M 52-week range A $4.75 PE: 10.5 Yield: ... Close: $6.69 -0.24 or -3.5% Community Health Systems raised its bid for the hospital operator to $3.5 billion, saying its “best and final offer” will expire May 9. $8 7 6 $3.92 F M 52-week range A $7.70 PE: 3.3 Yield: ... Close: $32.29 1.41 or 4.6% A Barron’s article said the rebound in global demand for the manufacturer’s paper and packaging isn’t reflected in its stock price. $35 30 25 $19.33 F M 52-week range A $32.42
Vol.: 25.8k (2.7x avg.) Mkt. Cap: $21.31 m
Vol.: 98.4m (8.6x avg.) Mkt. Cap: $3.25 b
PE: 21.8 Vol.: 10.1m (1.8x avg.) Yield: 3.3% Mkt. Cap: $14.12 b
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NATIONAL FORECAST TODAY
Partly sunny, a shower
SATURDAY Partly sunny
WEDNESDAY Morning rain, chilly
THURSDAY Mostly cloudy, breezy
NATIONAL FORECAST: A frontal boundary and associated band of showers and thunderstorms will extend from the eastern Great Lakes down to the Gulf Coast today. The strongest storms will be expected across the Mid-Atlantic states. Meanwhile, high pressure will take hold from the Plains to the Southwest, promoting mostly sunny skies and dry conditions throughout.
FRIDAY Partly sunny, a shower
SUNDAY Showers possible
MONDAY Mostly sunny
58/38 50/39 49/39 74/55
65° 50° The Poconos
66/50 80/61 75/49
Today’s high/ Tonight’s low
Syracuse 59/43 Albany 69/54
Highs: 68-75. Lows: 46-50. Cloudy and breezy, with rain and thunderstorms likely. Highs: 64-78. Lows: 54-55. Partly to mostly cloudy, becoming breezy in the afternoon.
70/48 73/53 50/36 51/40 85/74 87/73
Binghamton 66/43 Towanda 62/41 Scranton 71/48 Wilkes-Barre 75/48 New York City 74/55 Reading 75/51 Philadelphia 80/55 Atlantic City 76/55
The Jersey Shore
City Anchorage Atlanta Baltimore Boston Buffalo Charlotte Chicago Cleveland Dallas Denver Detroit Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Las Vegas Los Angeles Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis City Amsterdam Baghdad Beijing Berlin Buenos Aires Dublin Frankfurt Hong Kong Jerusalem London
Yesterday 46/32/.00 80/61/.00 74/54/.00 62/44/.00 59/46/.33 81/59/.00 58/47/.00 61/49/.28 52/46/2.01 49/31/.00 59/49/.01 84/73/.03 82/61/.00 54/46/.27 74/54/.00 84/58/.00 87/76/.00 56/44/.00 38/33/.00 Yesterday 57/46/.00 86/66/.00 81/48/.00 50/39/.00 59/37/.00 57/46/.00 64/45/.00 84/79/.00 90/57/.00 63/46/.00
Today Tomorrow 50/36/sh 75/43/t 83/53/c 63/55/c 50/39/sh 84/51/c 49/39/pc 46/39/sh 70/48/s 68/43/pc 50/39/sh 85/74/r 73/53/s 54/39/sh 86/59/s 80/61/s 87/73/s 47/37/pc 58/38/s 51/36/sh 70/49/s 63/46/sh 63/46/sh 49/37/sh 66/44/sh 56/44/s 53/41/sh 76/52/s 68/43/pc 59/41/pc 86/74/pc 80/56/s 62/43/pc 90/66/s 77/61/s 84/74/s 54/41/s 63/45/s
City Myrtle Beach Nashville New Orleans Norfolk Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland, Ore. St. Louis Salt Lake City San Antonio San Diego San Francisco Seattle Tampa Tucson Washington, DC City
Yesterday 75/59/.00 79/64/.09 88/75/.00 82/53/.00 61/42/.00 59/32/.00 89/67/.00 82/57/.00 72/58/.02 59/50/.00 56/46/.01 60/34/.00 57/52/.00 84/60/.00 63/50/.00 51/45/.18 90/71/.00 78/47/.00 76/55/.00 Yesterday 84/54/.00 64/54/.00 52/30/.00 66/54/.00 90/75/.00 90/75/.00 68/55/.00 83/74/.06 73/59/.00 52/36/.00
Today Tomorrow 80/64/s 58/39/sh 72/54/sh 84/60/pc 69/44/s 65/42/s 91/68/s 95/65/s 56/39/sh 58/41/sh 61/38/pc 64/39/pc 74/48/s 92/56/s 69/49/s 57/43/sh 88/70/s 92/59/s 82/53/c 73/50/sh 67/43/s 76/56/s 62/49/sh 75/50/s 74/48/pc 87/66/pc 98/69/s 51/37/c 69/45/s 70/49/s 60/42/s 82/57/s 79/55/s 77/52/s 61/47/pc 86/64/s 97/62/s 64/46/sh
Highs: 50-66. Lows: 39-44. Cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
The Finger Lakes
State College 66/43 Harrisburg 75/48
Highs: 70-80. Lows: 44-55. Mostly cloudy, chance of thunderstorms late.
Highs: 70-82. Lows: 56-60. Partly to mostly cloudy.
Yesterday Average Record High Record Low
Yesterday Month to date Year to date Last year to date Normal year to date
Heating Degree Days*
69/54 66/44 87 in 2001 27 in 1903 3 10 6037 5586 5984
Yesterday Month to date Normal month to date Year to date Normal year to date Sunrise 5:59a 5:58a Moonrise Today 5:51a Tomorrow 6:29a
ALMANAC Recorded at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int’l Airport
0.00” 0.00” 0.22” 16.95” 10.73” Sunset 8:03p 8:04p Moonset 8:48p 9:47p
River Levels, from 12 p.m. yesterday.
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In nearby Wright Township rainfall this year is 10 inches more than what fell to this date last year, and there are signs indicating above average rainfall here this week, and next week. The most signiﬁcant rainfall this week will move through tonight and tomorrow morning along a stalled front. Amounts will likely range from a half inch up to one inch. Probably not enough to cause flooding. Below normal temperatures will follow the rain and last through Thursday. Saturday looks nice with more rain possible Sunday. Since April 1, we've had only six days above 70 degrees. - Tom Clark
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b) 74 mg c) 35 mg 2. What substance found in raisins can help kill bacteria that lead to cavities and periodontal disease? a) Folic acid b) Oleanolic acid c) Tartaric acid 3. How many pounds of grapes does it take to make 1 pound of
raisins? a) 1 b) 4 c) 21.5 4. Roughly half the world’s raisins are grown where? a) Algeria b) Italy c) California 5. What were the names given to the singing raisins in the “California
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Breast cancer event Geisinger Health System and the American Cancer Society will host “The Many Faces of Breast Cancer,” a national program educating and celebrating breast cancer survivors, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday at The Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Township. The program is free and sponsored by AstraZeneca. Medical professionals scheduled to speak at the event include Dr. Laura S. Borgos, Breast Surgery, Geisinger Health System; Dr. Harriett E.J. Deissler, Radiology, Geisinger Health System; Dr. Paula Ronjon, Hematology Oncology, Geisinger Health System; and Dr. Victor G. Vogel, director, Geisinger Cancer Institute, Geisinger Health System. To register, call 1-877-291-0358 or email ManyFacesWilkes-Barre@zenogroupevents.com. TCMC visit day set The Commonwealth Medical College will host a visit day for prospective students interested in the Masters of Biomedical Sciences program from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Lackawanna College, Scranton. During the event, students who have been accepted in the MBS program can talk with faculty and staff, meet course directors and current MBS students and learn more about the program. Applications for the MBS program will be accepted until May 27. For more information or to register, email email@example.com. Skin cancer screenings Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center’s Department of Dermatology is offering free skin cancer screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday at Geisinger Specialty Services, Entrance A, 675 Baltimore Drive, Plains Township. Individuals who have moles, skin changes or have been exposed to UV rays are encouraged to attend. Registration is required. To schedule an appointment, call 1800-275-6401 and say “Carelink” or register online at www.geisinger.org/events. Grant will double donations The American Lung Association has received a Challenge Grant from two anonymous benefactors. The grant will be used to match all donations made to the association up to $170,857 -- effectively doubling all donations received. The American Lung Association uses donations to fight lung disease, which claims the lives of nearly 400,000 Americans annually. For more information, contact the local chapter at 823-2212.
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Painful disorder may increase risk of infertility
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Q: A while back, you wrote about the best ways to get rid of toenail fungus. You mentioned Vicks VapoRub as a home remedy, but did not recommend it. Why not? — C.P., Atlanta, Ga. A: While a 3-4 month course of an antifungal pill like Sporanox or Lamisil has a published toenail fungus cure rate of between 63-76 percent, it can be expensive and does carry a small risk of liver toxicity. The prescription topical antifungal nail lacquer Penlac has a published cure rate of 34 percent. I did not recommend Vicks VapoRub in my previous article because it was an untested home remedy. You’ll be pleased to learn that there is now a published study that affirms the safety and modest effectiveness of Vicks VapoRub in the treatment of toenail fungus. A small study (18 participants) published in the January-February 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine showed that Vicks VapoRub is a safe, inexpensive and modestly effective (28 percent cure rate) alternative to prescription treatments for toenail fungus when applied once a day for 48 weeks. Of the 18 participants, 10 showed partial clearance and five were cured at 48 weeks. Interestingly enough, all 18 participants rated their satisfaction with the nail appearance as “satisfied” or “very satisfied.” Although its efficacy is far less than antifungal tablets, it is a safe alternative that I can now recommend. Q: We have an 11-year-old greatgrandson. His penis keeps “going in/ retracting.” The urologist says that he will outgrow it. What do you suggest? — J.S., Lima, Ohio A: Your great-grandson has a fairly common condition called “retractile penis.” It happens to varying degrees in most men when the penis is flaccid in the setting of cold temperatures, anxiety and obesity. It’s not unusual to see it in circumcised boys prior to puberty. In your great-grandchild’s situation, the flaccid penis is retracting beneath the fat pad that overlies the pubic bone. Bands of connective tissue are acting like rubber bands to retract the penis inward. The good news is that for the vast majority of children, this will clear up as they proceed through puberty. It’s only a very small percentage of children that will eventually require surgical intervention to loosen up the connective tissue “rubber bands.”
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Dr. Jennifer Sue Gell is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and fertility at Geisinger Health System’s Women’s Health Center. In her experience, 40 percent of her patients with infertility issues have unexplained infertility, and endometriosis makes up some of these cases.
disorder. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services more than 5 million women in America alone have been diagnosed. Oscar Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon and “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi are among them. In March at the 3rd annual Blossom Ball fundraiser for research in New York, Sarandon and Lakshmi shared their first-hand experiences with the malady -- endometriosis.
Endometriosis is when endometrial cells that normally line the interior of the uterus relocate in other areas of the body. The cells usually become displaced in the pelvic area, but in extremely rare cases they can be found in other parts of the body, says Dr. Jennifer Sue Gell of Geisinger Health System’s Women’s Health Center. Gell is obstetrics-gynecology certified with a practicing specialty in reproductive endocrinology and fertility. In endometriosis the displaced tissues acts as it normally would during the menstrual cycle. It thickens and bleeds, but because it is unable to exit the body it irritates surrounding tissue causing pain and eventually develops scar tissue and adhesions. No one knows with complete certainty what causes endometriosis says Dr. David Lezinsky, DO, an obstetrics and gynecologist affiliated with Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. There are a few theories as to why the condition develops according to Lezinsky. One possibility is retrograde menstruation. In retrograde menstruation, menstrual blood containing endometrial cells flows back through the fallopian tubes and into the pelvic cavity instead of out of the body. Another theory is that endometrial cells developed in areas where they do not belong as the woman’s body developed. There are a few known risk factors for developing endometriosis. Never giving birth or having a relative with endometriosis inSee DISORDER, Page 3C
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t is among the top three causes of infertility and pelvic pain in women. There is a research center and a foundation in the United States, as well as an international society and yellow ribbon devoted to the
SYMPTOMS AND RISKS
Endometriosis can affect any menstruating woman, from the time of her first period to menopause, regardless of whether or not she has children, her race or ethnicity. Some women don’t have any symptoms, and others may not find out they have the disease until they have trouble becoming pregnant. Symptoms: Very painful cramps or periods, heavy periods, chronic pelvic pain (which includes lower back pain and pelvic pain), intestinal pain, pain during or after sex, infertility. Risk factors: • Not having any children • Menstrual periods of longer than seven days • Menstrual cycles of 27 days or shorter • Having a family member who has had endometriosis • Having a health condition that affects the ability to menstruate normally • Having had a pelvic infection that caused cell damage Source: The National Women’s Health Information Center
Doctors seeing rise in patients with seasonal allergies
By JEFF SEIDEL Detroit Free Press
Te’nika Prince knew spring had arrived when her nose started running, her eyes got puffy, her head hurt and she felt miserable. She has been struggling with allergies her entire life. “I would have to keep tissue with me all the time,” says Prince, 35, of Westland, Mich. “When it starts, you don’t want to do anything. You just want to lie around.” For several years, Prince has noticed that her allergies are showing up earlier in the spring and lasting longer in the fall, a phenomenon that has been observed across the northern U.S. A recent study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
ta, has extended the official allergy season by 16 days in Minneapolis and in Fargo, N.D. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says that allergy prevalence overall has been growing across all age, sex and racial groups since the early 1980s. “We don’t know exactly why that is,” said Dr. Rana Misiak, a senior staff physician in allergy and immunology for the MCT PHOTO Henry Ford Health System. “There are a Cedarian Stuart-Payne, 12, gets a breathlot of theories, especially due to food aling treatment due to problems from allergies. Certainly, for the seasonal allerlergies. gies, that does appear to be on the rise as shows that there’s been an increase in the well.” In all, as many as 50 million Americans length of the ragweed allergy season, and ties the change to global warming. The study, which compared 2009 and 1995 da- See ALLERGIES, Page 2C
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■ ALATEEN: 7:30 p.m., Misericordia University, Mercy Center, 301 Lake St., Dallas Township. Call 603-0541. ■ ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Meadows Nursing Center, 55 W. Center Hill Road, Dallas. Call 8229915 or 675-8600, ext. 195. ■ GENTLE YOGA CLASS FOR CANCER PATIENTS & OTHERS: 5:30-6:45 p.m., Candy’s Place, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort. Free to cancer patients (doctor’s note required for all patients); $5 per class or $30 per month for all others. Call 714-8800. ■ HIV CLINIC: for Wilkes-Barre residents only, 2-4 p.m., Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Call 208-4268 for information. ■ SUICIDE SURVIVORS: for family and friends of suicide victims, 7 p.m., Catholic Social Services, 33 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. Call 822-7118, ext. 307. ■ WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weigh-in 5:15-5:45 p.m., meeting follows, West Wyoming Municipal Building, 464 W. Eighth St., call 3334930; weigh-in 5:30-6 p.m., meeting follows, Shavertown United Methodist Church basement, 163 N. Pioneer Ave., Kingston Township, call Rhonda 696-5065 or Carol 477-5867.
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■ BETTER BREATHERS CLUB: for individuals with lung disease and their families, 6:30-7:30 p.m., John Heinz Institute, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre Township. Call 346-1784. ■ HIV/AIDS: We Care, HIV/AIDS Support Network Inc., support for people infected and affected by HIV. Call for meeting location and time, 24-hour hotline, 8241007, or visit www.wecarewb.org. ■ PARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN: 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the former Nesbitt Hospital, Wyoming Avenue, Kingston. Refreshments served. Call 825-3297.
■ WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT: Weigh-in 5:30-6 p.m., meeting follows, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 813 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, call 287-8883; 6:30 p.m., Edwardsville Borough Building, Main Street, Edwardsville, call Pam at 331-2330; weigh-in 6:30-6:45 p.m., meeting follows, Harveys Lake Sewer Authority meeting room, Route 415, call Shirley, 639-0160.
Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. To attend, contact Joan Gower at 822-7118, ext. 470. Childcare is available. ■ CANCER SUPPORT: peer-topeer groups for patients newly diagnosed six months or less, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Candy’s Place, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort. Call 714-8800. ■ DOWN SYNDROME SUPPORT: for parents of children with Down Syndrome, 7 p.m. For meeting location, call 714-6320, days, or 825-9995, evenings. ■ LYME DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP: 7 p.m., Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Edwardsville. Call 287-8990. ■ LUPUS SUPPORT: 5:30 p.m., Lupus Foundation of PA, 615 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. Call 558-2008. ■ OSTOMY SUPPORT: Mercy Hospital, large meeting room, Scranton. Call 348-7738 for meeting time.
Dr. Christopher Still, director of Geisinger Medical Center’s Obesity Institute and Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, is the recipient the 2011 American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health Section Circle of Excellence Award. Still will receive the award during the ASMBS Annual Meeting on June 16 in Orlando, Fla. The award recognizes honorees for their contributions to education, research, patient care and public awareness. Still has been studying developments in nutrition, metabolic syndrome and obesity for more than two decades, and is an author and co-author of various text chapters, surgical guidelines, manuscripts and books. Dr. Stella Marie Cruz has joined the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Partners in Pediatrics team to serve as a pediatrician at the Geisinger– Dallas locaCruz tion, 114 Lt. Cleary Drive, Dallas. The doctor, who is fluent in English, Tagalog and Spanish, sees patients from infancy through age 18. Boardcertified in pediatrics, Cruz most recently worked at D’Sylva Pediatrics Inc., Corona, Calif. She earned her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, and completed pediatric residencies at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines, and Western Reserve Care System TOD Children’s Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio. Cruz also holds a bachelor’s degree in
nursing from Our Lady of Fatima College, Valenzuela City, Philippines. She is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics. Wilkes-Barre General Hospital has several clinical services that were re-accredited as maintaining the highest level of quality and safety. The American College of Surgeons awarded the hospital’s Cancer Care Program with a three-year accreditation based on the program’s spectrum of cancer-control activities, from prevention to rehabilitation and long-term follow-up. The Stroke Center, which offers skilled professionals, sophisticated technology and proven experience to provide stroke patients stroke care and treatment options, was re-accredited as the only Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Wyoming Valley Health Care System’s Back Mountain Diagnostic Center received a threeyear accreditation in mammography by demonstrating compliance with the American College of Radiology’s national standards of care. Michael Church, director of clinical psychology at First Hospital Wyoming Valley, Kingston, joined a United Nations panel to discuss women’s empowerment through higher education. Church Church spoke of the need for education of all women and the subsequent consequences from a mental and behavioral standpoint. He noted that 25 percent of the world’s children do not have access to a free education, which the UN says is their fundamental human right. For a complete donation schedule, visit nepagivelife.org or call (800) GIVE-LIFE, ext. 2150. Area blood donation sites include: Thursday, 12:30-5:30 p.m., Highland Manor, 750 Schooley Ave., West Pittston. Monday, 12:30-6 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting, 190 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston; 12:30-6 p.m., St. Monica’s Parish, 363 W. Eighth St., West Wyoming. May 10, 12:30-6 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909, 403 Main St., Dupont; 12:30- 6 p.m., St. Therese’s Church, 64 Davis St., Shavertown. May 12, 12:30-6 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Main St., Mountain Top. May 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 529 Stephenson St., Duryea. May 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre; 12:30-6 p.m., Odyssey Fitness Center, 401 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre.
■ BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: 2-3 p.m., Hospice for the Sacred Heart, Center for Education, 340 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic. Call 7062400 or 1-800-657-6405 for additional information and registration. ■ PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT: 2 p.m., Summit Health Care Limited, 453 S. Main Road, Wright Township. ■ REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY SUPPORT: 1 p.m., Resource Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Lupus Foundation, 615 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. Call Suzanne at 383-0578.
■ CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 4 p.m., Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, radiation-oncology department, 575 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Call 552-1300 to register. ■ FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT: for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or similar chronic illness, 6 p.m., Faith United Church of Christ, off the Airport Beltway behind the Toyota dealership, Hazleton. For information or directions, call Carol Vilcko, 788-7363, Debbie Mainiero, 454-2821, Alice Powell, 788-3847, Stacy Morris, 4036063, or www.orgsites.com/pa/
■ ADOPTIVE OR FOSTER PARENT SUPPORT: support group for foster parents, adoptive parents or grandparents raising grandchildren, 6-7:30 p.m., Catholic Social Services, 33 E.
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suffer from allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation. Cedarian Stuart-Payne, 12, of Warren, Mich., recently discovered that he has spring allergies. In addition, he has struggled with asthma and eczema. “It’s been frustrating to him because he’s been miserable,” says his mother, Calandra Stuart. “He doesn’t sleep at night.” Some people with allergies can be treated with over-thecounter medications such as antihistamines and decongestants, taken as pills, liquid, nasal spray or eye drops. Doctors can also prescribe other allergy medications or offer allergy shots, where a patient is injected with small doses of the substance that they are allergic to
in an effort to reduce the reaction to allergens over time. Calandra Stuart said Cedarian is now taking prescription allergy medications. “He looks better,” she said. “He just started taking the medicine. He’s doing OK.” Having an allergy increases your risk of other medical problems, including asthma, eczema, sinusitis, infections of the ears or lungs, another allergy, fungal complications in the sinuses or lungs and anaphylaxis, which is a life-threatening allergic reaction. For Prince, congestion from allergies led to ear troubles. “According to my ear, nose and throat doctor,” Prince says, “I was getting ear infections because of my allergies.” She started with allergy shots last year and has seen improvement. “I can’t believe I suffered all this time without the shots,” she says. “My life has changed dra-
matically from the shots. I’m able to go out around the things I’m allergic to and not have to suffer as much. … I feel much better, way better.” Even though more people have allergies and the allergy season might be growing longer, that doesn’t mean that anyone has to suffer more, Misiak stresses. “Those symptoms can be controlled and can be treated, so that even though a person does have allergies, they can still have their symptoms managed and under control, so they can do the things they want to do,” Misiak said. She said one of the most rewarding things about her job is “when someone is able to start feeling better, breathing better, able to do all the activities they enjoy without being limited by the symptoms they were experiencing.”
HEAD OFF ALLERGY ATTACKS BEFORE THEY HAPPEN
Dr. Milind Pansare, a pediatric immunologist at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, offered some tips on how to minimize allergies. • Stay inside in the morning. “Pollen is highest in early morning to midday, so maybe outdoor activities can be limited during that time.” • Start taking allergy medication before symptoms arrive. “If people start taking their medication two or three weeks before the allergy season — what we call priming — they might have less symptoms during the season,” Pansare said. • If possible, use air conditioning at home or work. • Get allergy shots. “They are a proven benefit for patients who have seasonal allergies,” Pansare said. “They don’t work immediately, but they do give an immense change in quality of life for the patient.”
LUZERNE COUNTY: The Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross hosts community blood drives throughout the month. Donors who are 16 years of age or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in relatively good health may give blood every 56 days. To learn how to donate or to schedule a blood donation, call (800) GIVE-LIFE. In addition to those listed below, blood drives are conducted at the Red Cross Regional Blood Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Hanover Industrial Park, Mondays noon-6 p.m.; Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Collections also take place every Monday 9 a.m.-noon at the Hazleton Chapter House, 165 Susquehanna Blvd., Hazleton.
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Cats and dogs are at higher risk of developing diabetes, report says
By LINDY WASHBURN The Record (Hackensack N.J.)
Diabetes is on the rise — but humans aren’t the only ones suffering. Diabetes diagnoses are rising at an even faster rate among dogs and cats than their human companions, according to a national analysis of pet health released April 26. The 2011 “State of Pet Health” report is based on data from more than 2.5 million dogs and cats that visited Banfield Pet Hospital facilities in 43 states. “This kind of data has never been available before,” Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, a veterinarian and chief medical officer for the Banfield Pet Hospital chain, based in Portland, Ore. “We want to share it with professionals and pet owners.” Nationally, diabetes rates increased by nearly a third among dogs in the last four years and by 16 percent among cats. It is much more common among cats. By comparison, human diagnoses of diabetes rose 10 percent over the same period. The surprisingly high incidence of diabetes, he said, stems in part from ris-
Nationally, diabetes rates increased by nearly a third among dogs in the last four years and by 16 percent among cats.
betes? The most common signs are excessive urination, excessive thirst, and weight loss, despite a good appetite, according to veterinarians. Once diagnosed, managing this chronic disease can be time consuming, usually including twice-daily insulin injections, a change in diet and regular monitoring by a vet. “Millions of pets are getting insulin twice a day,” he said. “Dogs can be diabetic for years and do just fine.” Cats can be somewhat harder to treat because they are smaller, and harder to find for the daily injections. The best bet: Make sure Buster and Tiger get enough exercise and don’t become overweight. Overall, the most common problem among the animals was dental disease, the report said. Problems with the teeth and gums af-
According to the report, smaller breeds are more prone to both diabetes and dental disease.
ing rates of obesity. “We have increasing obesity in dogs and cats, just like in humans. It’s no mystery how that occurs: overfeeding and lack of exercise.” How can you tell if your pet has dia-
fected more than three-quarters of dogs and two-thirds of cats, with symptoms ranging from gum inflammation and tartar buildup to tooth loss. When severe, oral problems can lead to bacterial infections that spread through the blood to other organs and may cause chronic disease or organ failure. Other common health problems among companion animals, according to the report: • Fleas and ticks. Tick infestation carries the risk of Lyme disease. The rate of flea infestation has also climbed steadily. • Internal parasites. Most pets show no signs of infection, although puppies and kittens can become noticeably ill. Some of these parasites can be transmitted from animals to humans. • Otitis externa, or an inflammation of the outer ear canal. This was the most common diagnosis among dogs and cats after dental disease. Prevention includes regular ear cleaning. Another surprise in the data, Klausner said, was the rising popularity of Chihuahuas and other small dogs, like Shih Tzus and Yorkshire terriers, as larger
breeds like Labrador retrievers and German shepherds decline in popularity. That may be due to changing lifestyles, as an older generation of pet owners with suburban homes and large yards downsizes and focuses on travel, and younger, apartment-dwelling pet owners buy breeds that take up less space, the report suggested. Overall, the top five breeds seen at the 770 Banfield facilities were Labrador retrievers, Chihuahuas, Shih Tzus, Yorkshire terriers, and pit bulls. Smaller breeds are more prone to both diabetes and dental disease, the report said. “What we need to do in veterinary medicine is what they haven’t done very well in human medicine,” Klausner said. “Focus on prevention.” Pets should be examined by a vet twice a year, he said. Cats tend to be seen by veterinarians much less frequently than dogs, he noted, but “It’s really important to bring them to the vet, too.”
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metriosis experience infertility say Gell. In fact, many women with endometriosis have children without difficulty, but adhesions, scar tissue and inflammation caused by endometriosis can cause infertility issues. Infertility patients make up the majority of Gell’s caseload. In her experience, 40 percent of patients with infertility issues have unexplained infertility, and endometriosis makes up some of these cases. The treatment for endometriosis depends on the desired outcome says Gell. If symptoms are mild, patients can be treated with
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pain relievers. In patients not trying to become pregnant ovarian function suppression therapy is used. Treatments include contraceptive pills, Danazol, a mild testosterone, and GnRH agonists such as leuprorelin, goserelin and Lupron. The treatment for endometriosis in infertility patients depends on the circumstances says Gell. If the patient previously had surgery then the treatment is fertility medications. If the patient has not had surgery to re-
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Dylan T. Calvey
Dylan T. Calvey, son of Danielle Calvey and Joseph Hussey, West Wyoming, and Rob Nat, Courtdale, is celebrating his fifth birthday today, May 3. Dylan is a grandson of Roy and Debra Calvey, Avoca; Susan Nat, Courtdale; and Joseph and Ellen Hussey, Milford. He is a greatgrandson of Walter and Anna Watkins, Edwardsville, and Dorothy Mallozzi, New Jersey.
Joseph W. Noss
Joseph Walter Noss, son of Rachel Bartkiewicz and Joseph Noss, both of Hunlock Creek, is celebrating his eighth birthday today, May 3. Joseph is a grandson of Walter and Kathryn Bartkiewicz and Kathleen Noss and the late Richard Noss, all of Hunlock Creek. He is a greatgrandson of Joseph and Elizabeth Matusek, Mocanaqua; the late Walter and Jean Bartkiewicz, Hunlock Creek; and the late Anna Smith, Shickshinny. Joseph has a brother, Jacob, 5, and a sister, Elizabeth, 4.
Rebecca J. Tomasetti
Rebecca Jewel Tomasetti, daughter of Louis and Edith Tomasetti, Atlanta, Ga., is celebrating her fourth birthday today, May 3. Rebecca is a granddaughter of Mary Jane Tomasetti, Inkerman; the late Joseph A. Tomasetti; Ed and Sandy Yeargan, Rome, Ga.; and the late Nazareth and Margaret Tomasetti and the late Clement and Mary Bowman, all of Pittston. She is a great-granddaughter of Edith Swint, the late Edgar J. Swint and the late Edmund and Marjorie Yeargan, all of Rome, Ga. Rebecca has a brother, A.J., 6.
PITTSTON: The St. Joseph’s Senior Social Club invites the public on the following trips: Hollywood Casino May 9, $23 with a $25 rebate and $5 off the buffet, one rider on the bus will win $100; Hunterdon Hills Playhouse June 24, $85; an annual picnic July 21 at the Checkerboard Inn in Dallas, $17; Spirit of Philadelphia cruise and Mt. Airy Casino Aug. 27 with a $35 rebate. For more information, contact Theresa at 654-2967. PLAINS TWP.: Plains Senior Citizens Project HEAD will meet Wednesday in the cafeteria at SS. Peter and Paul’s School, Hudson Road. New members are invited. WILKES-BARRE: Firwood Senior Citizens will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday in the handicapped-accessible lower level of Firwood Methodist Church, Dagobert Street and Old River Road. New members are invited to join. Refreshments will be served. Pat Rushton from the Victims Resource Center will speak and answer questions. Upcoming trips include May 12, Paper Mill Playhouse for the musical mystery “Curtains”; June 12-16, Wildwood Crest; June 22, Hershey Lodge; July 9, Dutch Apple Dinner Theater; Aug. 19-26, Northern National Park Tour; Sept. 14, Inn at Hunts Landing; Nov. 17 for a nine-night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas. Contact Maureen at 824-6538 for further details. Trips are open to the public. WYOMING: The WyomingWest Wyoming Seniors will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a Mass at 4 p.m. today at St. Monica Church. A dinner catered by Ann Voitek will follow. All paid members and guests are invited. The committee includes Theresa Kennedy, Betty O’Hara, Olga Mizin and Joan Kwasny.
Spring Fling queen, king chosen at Greenbriar
Residents enjoyed music and food during the annual Spring Fling sponsored by The Village at Greenbriar. A king and queen of Greenbriar were also selected. Participants, first row, are Margaret Dzanis, Queen of Greenbriar, and Ed Conologue, King of Greenbriar. Second row: Lynmarie Young, activities director, and Courtney Sadusky, activities.
Katie R. Jobson
Katie Rose Jobson, daughter of Sharon Jobson, Dupont, and the late Paul Jobson Jr., is celebrating her 15th birthday today, May 3. Katie is a granddaughter of Joan Labashousky, WilkesBarre; Joyce Jobson, Harveys Lake; Paul Jobson Sr., Kingston; and the late Raymond Labashousky. She has a sister, Emily, 1 1.
Senior center marks Easter with luncheon, raffle
A special luncheon, 50/50 raffle, and numerous prizes were among the treats at the Easter celebration at the Mountaintop Senior Center. Participants, first row, are Monique Foote, Celia Rhodes, and Betty Spagnola. Second row: Bob Foote and Tom Rhodes.
Abigail M. Buckman
Abigail M. Buckman, daughter of Carl Buckman III and Nadine C. Arndt, Hanover Township, is celebrating her first birthday today, May 3. Abigail is a granddaughter of Raymond and Jacqueline Arndt and Carl and Patricia Buckman, all of Hanover Township.
Alexander Gryziec, son of Bobby and Crystal Gryziec, WilkesBarre, is celebrating his third birthday today, May 3. Lex is a grandson of Bob and Sue Gryziec, Plymouth, and Bob and Lori Keenan, New York. He has a sister, Ari, 10.
Kaden J. Dubaskas
Kaden James Dubaskas, son of Denise Duesler and Chris Dubaskas, Edwardsville, is celebrating his first birthday today, May 3. Kaden is a grandson of Mayor Dorothy and John Duesler, Courtdale, and Mayor Ace and Geri Dubaskas, Edwardsville. He has a brother, Christopher and a sister, Kasen.
Brynne K. Smith
Brynne Kathryn Smith, daughter of Tyler and Jill Kazinski Smith, Elizabethtown, is celebrating her sixth birthday today, May 3. Brynne is a granddaughter of Bob and Cindy Kazinski, Larksville, and Barry and Sue Smith, Elizabethtown. She has a brother, Aaron, 3.
Retired driver feted at The Meadows Manor
Warren Peters Day was celebrated by employees and residents of The Meadows Manor, a personal care facility in Dallas. The day was designated in honor of Peters, a van driver who retired April 22 after 14 years of employment. At the festivities, from left, are Janet Mazur, administrative assistant; Peters; and Rita Kapson, RCM RN.
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Birchwood Center holds egg hunt for relatives of residents, staff
Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center sponsored an Easter egg hunt for children and grandchildren of staff and residents. Representatives at the event, first row, are Brianna Seiwell, Cassandra Cabonilas and Ethel Rynkiewicz. Second row: Madison Hoover, Charles Hoover, and Christopher Cabonilas.
APPRISE counselors honored for volunteer work
The RSVP Volunteer Program of the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming Counties honored APPRISE counselors at a luncheon held at The Café, An American Bistro in Plains Township. The volunteers served 506 hours during the 2010 Medicare Open Enrollment period by assisting a record number of 380 beneficiaries. The APPRISE Program is part of a national program that offers one-on-one counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families. At the luncheon, seated, are volunteers Norma Nardone and Kath Miller; Helene Flannery, RSVP project director; volunteers Lisa Woodruff and Barbara Stahely; and Alice Russomano, RSVP field coordinator. Standing: Jackie Boyle, RSVP field coordinator; Barbara Law, volunteer; Toni Mathis, Wilkes-Barre senior center manager; Maureen Haydt, Nanticoke senior center manager; Sandra Acornley, Kingston senior center manager; Penny Crutttenden, Wyoming County senior center manager; Connie Andrews, Pittston Senior Center manager; and volunteers DD Reddy, Jack Corbett, Gabe Delassandro, Frank Rollman and Tom Lamar.
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Woman secretly in love wants coaching on what she should do now
Dear Abby: I am a woman who is in love with my former high school coach. I don’t know if I should tell him. I first realized I loved him about a year and a half after I met him. We had a close relationship, but it was not inappropriate. He is 13 years older than I am. After two years of getting to know him and forming a strong friendship, he moved across the country for work. Since then, I have entered college and we see each other only on holidays and in the summer. Every time I see him, we go back to our normal, wonderful relationship as though nothing has changed. I was in denial about my feelings
ADVICE for him. I told myself it was puppy love and couldn’t work out because of the age difference and the distance. But after four years of pining for him, and several failed romances with others, I realize I deeply love him. We have a unique connection, but he has a reputation as a “player,” so I can’t be sure he feels the same. I don’t want to ruin what we have, but I want more. Should I reveal my feelings? — Hurting Badly in New England
Dear Hurting Badly: You and your former coach are both adults. I see no reason why you shouldn’t tell him
how you feel. However, if he responds affirmatively, please be careful about how you proceed with this relationship. Men with a craving for variety can be very unreliable. Dear Abby: I am in my mid-50s, divorced for many years, and have two grown children. I began seeing a delightful gentleman about three years ago. (I’ll call him Jack.) He was dating several women at the time, and after a few months, I made it clear that we would have to have an exclusive relationship or I could not go on seeing him. Jack reluctantly agreed and kept his promise. Four months ago, I demanded a commitment from him. I knew I loved him and wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. He told me
he loved me, but marriage is out of the question — and if that is the only way I’d stay with him, we have to say goodbye. I think I have made a mistake, Abby. What are your thoughts on this? — Depressed in Des Moines Dear Depressed: Since marriage is important to you, you were right to lay it on the line to him. His unwillingness, regardless of how nicely put, to take your relationship to another level means he wasn’t as committed to you as you were to him. Dear Abby: May I offer a suggestion concerning elderly people? When writing to an older adult, every so often include some labels bearing your name and address. This
makes it easier for them to respond and for the post office to decipher your address. I have an elderly friend who has severe arthritis. When we correspond, it takes me at least 20 minutes to make out what she has written. The labels have helped us both. — Independence, Mo., Reader Dear Reader: I’m pleased to pass the word along. Thank you for the suggestion.
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