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Holiday season proving to be a bittersweet time for many of area’s homeowners who are victims of river flooding in September
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Cops: Son saw fatal gunshot to mom
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ROLLINS TO SIGN WITH PHILLIES

Stanley Alan Davis Jr. charged in Carlotta Springer-Howard’s death by shotgun.

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Jenkins Township resident Joseph Bizub, 80, salvaged his decades-old Christmas decoration from his flooded basement. His home received 6 feet of water on the first floor in the September flood, and many houses around him are still in disrepair.

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oe Bizub covered his eyes with his hand and struggled to speak when he thought about celebrating Christmas in a week. The September flood brought 6 feet of water into the first floor of his meticulously maintained Jenkins Township home, which was built by his father in 1929. He expects to move back in any day now. The stress of rebuilding isn’t what made the 80-year-old emotional. It was the memory of his family suddenly appearing as the Susquehanna River rose to clear out the contents of the waterdrenched first floor. They

FLOOD FA C T S
• Rain from Tropical Depression Lee swelled the Susquehanna River to a record 42.66 feet and pushed the Wyoming Valley Levee system to the limit in September. • Luzerne County applicants approved for federal flood grants to date: 2,946 Amount of aid approved to date in the county: $14.8 million • Total damage estimate: around $30 million • Statewide damage claims with Federal Emergency Management Agency: 43,623 • Federal aid disbursed statewide: $98.2 million

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A plastic snowman is among the debris on the front porch of a flood-damaged home in the Plainsville section of Plains Township. Many hit by September flooding are still trying to rebuild.

WILKES-BARRE – Carlotta Springer-Howard’s son watched as Stanley Alan Davis Jr. fatally shot Howard in the stomach at her Sterling Street apartment Friday evening, Wilkes-Barre police alleged in a criminal complaint against Davis. City police and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office charged Davis with criminal homicide and a firearm offense early Saturday morning. He was jailed at the county prison without bail. At least one of Howard’s other children, a daughter, was Davis home during the shooting, according to the complaint. Assistant District Attorney Jarrett Ferentino said the case closely mirrors the case of Donnell Buckner. Buckner was convicted last year of shooting to death his estranged wife, Kewaii Rogers, 31, inside her Lehigh Street home as one of Rogers’ children, age 12, looked on. According to police, Davis, 45, of Virginia, shot Howard, his girlfriend, once in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun inside 16 Sterling St. at approximately 8:30 p.m., then fled the apartment. Howard’s son told police Davis and Howard had an argument Friday evening, during which Howard told Davis to leave the apartment. Davis then kicked Howard and shot her with a pistol-gripped shotgun as she fell to the ground, the son told police. The son called 911 and told police arriving on scene that the shooter was a black man from Virginia named Stanley and that he fled the scene in a white work van
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United Way survey IDs areas of need in community
The agency launched survey in August. The assessment was finished by November.
By STEVE MOCARSKY smocarsky@timesleader.com

CHANGING NEEDS
The 10 most serious issues in Luzerne County have changed since 2009, according to the United Way of Wyoming Valley Community Survey 2011 Rank 1 Better-paying jobs Employment 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Problem with illegal drugs Crime Health insurance Poverty Obesity Better schools Better streets and highways Cost of prescriptions 2009 Problem with illegal drugs Better-paying jobs Employment Crime Health insurance Obesity Child abuse Problem with alcohol Domestic violence Cost of prescriptions

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The top needs in Luzerne County identified by the United Way of Wyoming Valley in its biannual Community Needs Assessment should come as no surprise – more jobs and better-paying jobs. Every two years, the United Way invites anyone and everyone who lives or works in the county to complete a survey asking what the biggest needs are and what the biggest problems are in their households, said Sara Peperno, local United Way vice president of marketing

nia and the local Institute for Public and community impact. The United Way launched this Policy and Economic Developyear’s survey in August and the ment. They’ll use all that data to deterneeds assessment was finished by November, reviewed and released mine focus areas in the community. last week. The survey results are Each focus area will be broken down into impact arone factor in determineas. Under each iming how the agency will The survey repact area, priority ardistribute its funding to various non-profit agen- flects data report- eas will be identified. For example, the focies throughout the ed by the Bureau cus areas for 2009 and county in 2012. of Labor Statis2010 identified in the In addition to taking tics. 2009 needs assessinto account survey rement were “Improving sponses from the 323 People’s Health,” people who participated this year, United Way volun- “Building Stable Communities” teers looked at statistical and epide- and “Strengthening At-risk Populamiological data from sources such tions.” The impact areas under “Imas the U.S. Census, the Census Bu- proving People’s Health” included reau’s American Community Sur- “Providing Mental Health Assistvey, the Center for Rural Pennsylva- ance” and “Supporting Physical

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C O M I N G M O N D AY
A look at senior citizens’ needs.

and Medical Needs.” Priority areas under the latter include “Physical Disabilities and Special Needs,” “Prescription Assistance” and “Chronic Health Conditions.” Nonprofit agencies can apply for funding for programs that their diSee NEEDS, Page 11A

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HAZLETON – Police said they arrested Julio Arizmendi, 35, on charges he brandished a loaded handgun in the street Friday. Police said they were responding to an activated burglar alarm at R 642 Seybert St. and found Arizmendi near the building, intoxicated and brandishing the gun in the street. Police said Arizmendi refused to drop the weapon but was eventually taken into police custody. Neither police nor Arizmendi was injured, police said. He was arraigned before District Judge Daniel O’Donnell on charges of recklessly endangering another person, persistent disorderly conduct and public drunkenness and is being held at Luzerne County Correctional Facility in lieu of $7,500 bail, police said. PLAINS TWP. – Township police reported the following: • An Apple iPad2 valued at $599 was stolen Thursday between 1 and 2 p.m. during the Susquehanna River Basin Commission meeting at the East Mountain Inn. The device belonged to the commission. In addition, a wooden gavel was taken. • Brian Patronick Jr. of 32 Skidmore St. reported an iPod was stolen from his unlocked vehicle parked in his driveway between 5 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday. • Charles Boyd of Laflin reported damage to his car at approximately 9 p.m. Friday while it was parked in the lot of the Weis Plaza on North Main Street. The driver’s side window of his Toyota Corolla was smashed. BLAKESLEE – A man got away with an undisclosed amount of cash during a strong-arm robbery at the Dollar General at approximately 8:50 p.m. Friday, the Pocono Mountain Regional Police reported. Police described the suspect as a white male with a full beard who was wearing a black jacket and black baseball cap with a red embroidered Chevrolet logo. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Detective Daniel Jones of the Pocono Mountain Regional Police at 570 8952400 or the Monroe County Control Center at 570 9929911. WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following: • Judith Simon, 58, of Culver Hill Road, West Pittston, was arrested and charged with public drunkenness around 5:15 p.m. Friday in the area of 95 S. Washington St. • Christina Sargent, 27, of the rear Pennsylvania Avenue, was detained and arrested around 5:50 p.m. Friday after she left Boscov’s Department Store on South Main Street without paying for assorted clothing items. Sargent will be charged with retail theft.

Santorum makes a stand in Iowa
A Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday showed him in 6th place in Hawkeye State.
By JAMES O’TOOLE Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

LOTTERY SUMMARY
Daily Number, Midday Sunday: 0-5-7 Monday: 9-1-9 Tuesday: 4-4-3 Wednesday: 3-9-6 Thursday: 9-0-0 Friday: 1-6-8 Saturday: 5-9-0 Big Four, Midday Sunday: 6-7-8-5 Monday: 3-6-0-1 Tuesday: 5-4-9-8 Wednesday: 8-3-6-0 Thursday: 8-5-2-2 Friday: 5-5-4-4 Saturday: 7-6-6-0 Quinto, Midday Sunday: 8-5-3-7-3 Monday: 7-1-7-1-4 Tuesday: 3-1-5-3-4 Wednesday: 9-8-5-0-3 Thursday: 5-3-9-0-0 Friday: 6-9-7-8-5 Saturday: 7-7-5-4-3 Treasure Hunt Sunday: 03-06-16-20-29 Monday: 03-07-11-12-22 Tuesday: 06-08-10-11-19 Wednesday: 06-12-17-19-22 Thursday: 12-14-15-20-21 Friday: 02-04-07-20-25 Saturday: 03-11-13-16-28 Daily Number, 7 p.m. Sunday: 5-8-5 Monday: 0-7-0 Tuesday: 7-8-9 Wednesday: 3-5-5 (9-1-2, double draw) Thursday: 9-4-1 Friday: 9-6-1 Saturday: 1-8-6 Big Four, 7 p.m. Sunday: 2-6-7-0 Monday: 1-0-8-0 Tuesday: 8-8-0-8 Wednesday: 5-5-7-4 Thursday: 2-1-6-2 Friday: 7-2-8-2 Saturday: 5-6-8-6 Quinto, 7 p.m. Sunday: 3-8-0-1-6 Monday: 2-6-2-8-6 Tuesday: 8-2-7-5-6 Wednesday: 5-8-2-0-4 Thursday: 0-2-2-5-5 Friday: 5-4-7-5-0 Saturday: 2-6-6-6-6 Cash 5 Sunday: 10-20-25-28-32 Monday: 07-10-20-24-31 Tuesday: 01-05-17-20-30 Wednesday: 22-26-30-39-41 Thursday: 05-08-17-25-31 Friday: 01-14-15-18-19 Saturday: 12-14-26-33-37 Match 6 Lotto Monday:13-17-22-24-28-47 Thursday: 03-10-21-27-37-38 Powerball Wednesday: 02-24-46-52-56 powerball: 19 powerplay: 05 Saturday: 13-28-49-51-59 powerball: 33 powerplay: 04 Mega Millions Tuesday: 05-06-22-26-41 Megaball: 06 Megaplier: 04 Friday: 02-04-26-36-39 Megaball: 27 Megaplier: 03

JOHNSTON, Iowa -- The smallest county in Iowa? Adams. What’s its county seat? Cornell. Who was born in Cornell? Johnny Carson. “I’ll do Iowa trivia with you all day,” Rick Santorum tells a roomful of insurance executives. They’re Iowa residents, but it’s likely none of them have been to as many Hawkeye State counties as the former Pennsylvania senator. That would be 99 -- as in all of them. While his news releases are still datelined “Verona, Pa.,” Santorum lives in Virginia these days, with the wife and seven children depicted on the poster behind him with the logo “Faith Family and Freedom Tour.” He hasn’t spent too much time back there with them recently,

however, concentrating, in a presidential campaign cycle increasingly dominated by cable news and social media, on Santorum a traditional boots-on-the-ground approach to retail politicking. “He’s doing it the old-fashioned way,” Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said in an interview this week. “He’s gone to every county, built a statewide organization. He doesn’t have the funding and hasn’t spent the money on advertising that some of the others have, but I think a lot of people think he’ll do better than the polls would indicate just because of personal contacts and the positive impression he’s made.” Santorum would have to do considerably better than current polling suggests to ignite the fundraising that he would need to sustain his campaign beyond the first weeks of the Republican primary competition. The latest in an unceasing tide of polling in the state, a Public

Policy Polling survey released Tuesday, showed him in sixth place. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was in first with 22 percent, followed closely by Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Just above Santorum were Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota. “That’s a statistical tie with Bachmann and Perry,” Santorum political adviser J. Hogan Gidley observed hopefully as Mike Biundo, the campaign’s national political director, relayed the latest numbers from his smartphone. “I still think Iowa cannot be bought,” said Biundo, who started out at the head of the Santorum New Hampshire operation and ascended to the national post. “It’s still a ground game ... we have 467 caucus captains as of last night.” Gidley is a former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party. In Iowa, Santorum has received a number of endorsements. In the last week, he has announced the

support of Secretary of State Maggie Schultz and the Rev. Terry Amann, an evangelical pastor. But his lagging poll numbers have consigned Santorum to the far sides of the stages of campaignshaping debates and often left him with less air time than the front-runners he’s struggling to overtake. “They say that candidates talk in four-second sound bites; I talk in four-minute sound bites,” he said in an appearance earlier this week. “That why I don’t do quite as well in those debates, I guess.” After Saturday’s forum at Drake University, however, he professed to have been pleased with his performance, one that he said had been improved by following the advice of his wife and daughter to “chill ... chill out.” But “chilling” does not come naturally to a high-energy personality comfortable with confrontation. Pursuing a political resurrection after the 16-point loss to Bob Casey that ended his Senate career in 2006, Santorum offers a stump speech with apocalyptic visions of the threats to the United States from without and within.

FREE MAGIC AND A FREE MOVIE
drew Bucholtz of Shavertown involved in Smith’s juggling act during the free entertainment that preceded the free holiday movie event at The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday afternoon. The movie shown was ‘The Search For Santa Paws.’ There was free popcorn, juice, hats and gloves. The event was sponsored by the Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn law firm.

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Students learn texting lesson from accident
Missouri teens make vow not to use cellphone behind wheel of car after fatal crash.
By JIM SUHR and JIM SALTER Associated Press

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University chief apologizes for playing ‘Dixie’
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ST. JAMES, Mo. — The text was about something innocuous: A request to go to the county fair. It set off a highway pileup that took two lives, injured dozens and left two school buses and a pickup truck in a crumpled heap. As the nation debates a federal recommendation to eliminate cellphone use in cars, the high school band students from St. James who were involved in the wreck last year have already done it themselves. After losing

one of their classmates, many of the teens made a vow: Using a cellphone behind the wheel is something they just won’t do. The young man who was on the other end of the pivotal text exchange, who says he didn’t know his friend was driving, is still haunted by the catastrophic result of what began as a simple message about their plans. He was texting with 19-yearold Daniel Schatz, who investigators say set off the accident by slamming into the back of a semi cab that had slowed for road construction. The buses then crashed into the wreckage. Schatz and a 15-year-old girl on one of the buses, Jessica Brinker, were killed instantly. The National Transportation Safety Board has cited that acci-

dent in its push to ban drivers from using cellphones — even hands-free devices. That recommendation has already met with resistance from lawmakers around the country who fear an unprecedented reach into people’s driving habits. But young people in St. James, a sleepy town of about 3,700 near the Mark Twain National Forest, have already changed their behavior. “The majority of us will refuse to text and drive because of this,” said Ian Vannatta, 16, who was on one of the buses and is a new driver. “It’s the difference between life and death.” Emily Perona, now an 18-yearold senior, survived the bus crash with a broken pelvis despite sitting just one seat ahead

of Brinker. “If a text or a call is that important, it should be no problem pulling over to the side of the road and then take care of what you need to,” Perona said. “No life is worth texting your friend or anybody back while you’re behind the wheel.” The friend with whom Schatz was texting had known him since childhood. Their exchange that morning was about plans to spend the day at a county fair, the friend told AP. He said he thought Schatz was at work. Phone records obtained by the Highway Patrol showed that the friend first texted Schatz at 9:58 a.m. An exchange of 10 other texts followed. When the friend sent a final text at 10:09 a.m., Schatz never replied.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri State University is apologizing after its band performed “Dixie” at a site where three black men were lynched in 1906. Interim President Clif Smart tells the Springfield News-Leader the song was an “unfortunate selection” and won’t be played again in a public venue. The Confederate anthem has come to represent the ideology of the Old South. The school’s Pride Band played “Dixie” at the Nov. 18 dedication of Park Central Square in Springfield, the southwest Missouri city where the university is located. A plaque identifies the square as the location where three black men were lynched more than a century ago.

Parade honors American WWII vets whose ancestors were from Japan
The event celebrated the Congressional Gold Medal the veterans received last month.
By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press

HONOLULU — Hundreds of Japanese-American veterans of World War II were honored Saturday with a parade in Honolulu — nearly 70 years after they volunteered to fight for their country even as the government branded them “enemy aliens.” About 200 veterans rode in convertibles, troop carriers and trolleys past a cheering crowd of tourists, family and local residents. The event celebrates the Congressional Gold Medal the

veterans received last month. Thousands of Japanese-Americans served in World War II even as the government viewed them with suspicion because their ancestors were from the country that bombed Pearl Harbor. Some on the mainland enlisted from internment camps, where the federal government had imprisoned 110,000 Japanese-Americans. Fragile health prevented many of the surviving veterans — the youngest of whom are in their 80s — from traveling to Washington, D.C., to attend a ceremony at which the medal was presented. Two-thirds of the JapaneseAmericans who served were from Hawaii. Many others were from California, Oregon and Washington state.

A group of U.S. Marines marches in a parade honoring Japanese American WWII veterans Saturday in Honolulu.

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The medal recognizes the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the 100th Infantry Battalion, which together saw some of the most brutal fighting in the war in Italy, France and Germany. By the end of the war, the combined unit became the most highly decorated military unit in U.S.

history for its size and length of service. The medal also honors Japanese-Americans who served as translators and interpreters against Japan, often on the front lines with Marines and soldiers fighting from island to island across the Pacific.

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Couple charged in theft
West Pittston police have charged a couple they allege stole jewelry from victims of the September flood. Joseph Deprimo and Mallory Corcoran are charged with theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy, according to West Pittston police. According to police, Mitch Deprimo and Maria Mazzeo were displaced from their home at 224 Wyoming Ave. by flooding Sept. 8. The couple told police on Nov. 6 that they discovered several items, including jewelry and clothing, appeared to have disappeared from the home. Deprimo said his brother, Joseph Deprimo, and his brother’s girlfriend, Mallory Corcoran, had been inside the residence between Oct. 17 and Oct. 28 and were told they weren’t allowed to be there. Police said they checked the precious metals database and found Corcoran had sold a large quantity of jewelry between Sept. 9 and Oct. 24. On Nov. 28, Corcoran was arrested by Pittston police in connection with an alleged theft in Pittston and was questioned by West Pittston and Pittston police. West Pittston police said Corcoran said she and Joseph Deprimo removed several pieces of jewelry from the Wyoming Avenue home and sold them at several precious metal dealers.
HARRISBURG

4 juvie plaintiffs funds planned
WILKES-BARRE – A $17.75 million settlement of the “kids-for-cash” suits reached Friday with Robert Mericle calls for attorneys in the case to receive up to $5.3 million, while juveniles will receive $500 to $5,000, dependent upon their individual circumstances. The settlement, which must be approved by a judge, establishes four funds for juvenile plaintiffs who appeared before former Judge Mark Ciavarella from Jan. 1, 2003 to May 28, 2008: • Probation Benefit Fund: Juveniles who were adjudicated delinquent but never placed in a residential facility will receive $500. Total amount of the fund: $410,000. • Non-PACC/WPACC Benefit Fund: Juveniles who were adjudicated delinquent but were placed a facility other than PA Child Care or Western PA Child Care will received $1,000. Total amount of the fund: $820,000. • PACC/WPACC Mericle Benefit Fund: Juveniles who were adjudicated delinquent and were placed at PA Child Care or Western PA Child Care will receive $5,000. Total amount of the fund: $3,650,000. • Enhanced Benefit Fund: This fund will be used to provide additional compensation to juveniles who had unique circumstances. Factors that will be considered include the child’s age at time of placement, their length of incarceration, psychological harm or adverse affect on their education. Parents whose children committed suicide will also be eligible for enhanced benefits. Total amount of fund: $8,035,000. Fund amounts may include money that Mericle attains from insurance carriers. The settlement also sets up a fund to reimburse parents for money they paid toward their child’s placement, including court fees and court-ordered services. The parents will be reimbursed for their actual cost and must provide documentation to verify their claim. Attorneys have estimated 2,400 juveniles and their parents are eligible to receive payment. Letters will be mailed to the last-known address of the juveniles. They must then fill out a proof-of-claim form. Each of the claims submitted will be reviewed by a claims committee consisting of four attorneys. Juveniles who object to the decisions made by the claims committee will have the option to appeal the ruling to a special master. Mericle and his firm, Mericle Construction, agreed to the settlement to resolve claims filed against him relating to the juvenile justice scandal that led to charges against him, Ciavarella, former Judge Michael Conahan and attorney Robert Powell. The settlement said Mericle does not admit any wrongdoing. His attorney and attorneys for the plaintiffs said they believed the settlement was in the best interest of all parties given the complex nature of the cases. The settlement is only with Mericle. Lawsuits against the multiple other defendants, including Powell, PA Child Care and Western PA Child Care, remain pending.

Juveniles to receive different amounts according to circumstances

Larksville benefit held for Modified K9 Pit Bull Rescue

Rebate deadline nears
Dec. 31 is the deadline for older adults and people with disabilities to apply for rebates of up to $975 from Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program, the Department of Revenue said, noting free application assistance is available. Secretary of Revenue Dan Meuser said time remains for residents to review the program’s criteria to determine if they can benefit from the rebates. It costs nothing to apply for a rebate. In response to continued inquiries and complaints regarding fee-based application filing services offered privately, the department reminds residents that free filing help is available at hundreds of locations. Application forms and assistance are available at no cost from Department of Revenue district offices, local Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers and state legislators’ offices. Assistance is also available by calling 1-888-222-9190, between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Requests for applications by telephone or mail can no longer be considered due to the approaching deadline, but Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and information are also available online at www.PaPropertyTaxRelief.com. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975.
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Attorneys must advise chief public defender if case dismissed for failure to file required documents.
By TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER tmorgan@timesleader.com

Attorney mistakes cause for new policy

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Derek Zielinski of Wilkes-Barre paints Polly Pocket, an American pit bull terrier who is up for adoption, at a canine Santa fundraiser event at Valley Dog in Larksville on Saturday afternoon. For Click photos, see Page 17A.

Tough not to love
By GERI GIBBONS Times Leader Correspondent

LCTA office holidays set
The Luzerne County Transportation Authority announces that the administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2. Buses will run regular schedules those days.
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Blood drive coming Tuesday
A blood drive sponsored by the American Red Cross will be held on Tuesday from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at the Plymouth Township Municipal Building, 925 W. Main St. All donors will be entered into the monthly drawing in which the top prize is a $200 Best Buy gift card. Gale Conrad, chairwoman the township board of supervisors, encouraged area residents to participate in this blood drive, noting that many of the residents have been impacted by recent flooding. She said the need for blood donors continues. Conrad lauded the Red Cross for its assistance during recent weather events and hopes residents will see this blood drive as an opportunity to say, “Thank you.”

ing red-and-green headwear and wonderful temperaments. LARKSVILLE -- Raffles, homemade Attendees were able to pet the pit dog treats and music highlighted the bulls present and to interact with each CanineSantaFundraiseronSaturdayat other. an area business Many had posito benefit the Derek Zielinski said there tive experience in Modified K9 Pit ownership of are three pit bulls available theirbull and were Bull Rescue. a pit Valley Dog of- for adoption and K9 Rescue eager to share. fers dog toys and Nikki seeks to place the dogs with Jenkins Hanczyc, needs, grooming Townand boarding. The appropriate owners. ship, who owns a business also aspit bull and fosters sists area groups for the K9 Rescue, seeking to protect and serve animals. said both the animals in her home were The Modified K9 Pit Bull Rescue was friendly and well trained. the recipient of this spirit of generosity Derek Zielinski, who heads the K9 at the event, and many pit bulls, both Rescue, which has been operating out Linda Antosh of Exeter gives a treat to Polly Pocket at Valley Dog in those up for adoption and those owned Larksville on Saturday afternoon. by area residents, were present, sport- See LOVE, Page 5A

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Readers can weigh in on picks for year’s top 10 stories
By ANDREW M. SEDER aseder@timesleader.com

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The ongoing corruption scandal, congressional redistricting, election upsets, the Hotel Sterling’s death sentence, the September floods. They’re all certainly among the top 25 local stories of 2011. But would they rank in the top 10? You tell us. The Times Leader wants to know what readers think are the top 10 stories in the region this year.

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A man whose appeal of his conviction for attempted homicide was dismissed due to an attorney’s failure to file court papers has again suffered the same fate after a new attorney also failed to file required documents. The case of Charles David Harris was among at least nine appeals filed between 2007 and 2010 that were dismissed without ever being reviewed on their merits due to errors that were made by attorneys, according to a Times Leader investigation first reported last June. Harris, 28, was convicted in 2007 of attempted homicide and other charges related to the shooting of Samantha Banellis in Jenkins Township in July 2006. “The only Harris appealed the conviction to the Supe- thing we rior Court on Aug. 20, can do is 2007, but it was dismissed on May 2, 2008 apprise the after his original attor- lawyer ney, Gerald Wassil, they have who is now deceased, failed to file a legal to be more brief detailing the iscareful of sues on appeal. A reporter who re- deadline cently reviewed the dates. You status of his case discovered his appellate can’t … rights were reinstated micromanin July 2011 based on an ineffective assist- age their ance of counsel claim. work.” A new appeal was filAl Flora ed with the Superior Chief Public Court on Sept. 16, Defender 2011, but it was again dismissed on Nov. 9 after his new attorney, Paul Galante, failed to file a required docketing statement, which provides the court basic information about the case. Galante, a private attorney who was appointed by the court to handle the matter, acknowledged Friday that he erred in handling the case. “I made a mistake,” Galante said. “I take full responsibility for it … I don’t have any excuse other than I didn’t do it.” After realizing the error, Galante filed a motion with Luzerne County Court to have Harris’ appellate rights reinstated, which was granted by Judge Joseph Augello on Nov. 21. Galante is among a number of taxpayer-funded private attorneys, known as conflict counsel, who are appointed to handle criminal cases
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TRIPOLI, Libya — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said “the torch of freedom” has passed to the Libyan people and he pledged during a historic visit Saturday to Tripoli that the United States will do all it can to help the country move toward democracy. But he and his Libyan hosts acknowledged the threat of Islamic militants gaining ground in this period of political uncertainty following the ouster and death of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Panetta and Libyan leaders identified challenges for the government now forming, including how to gain control of the militias that overthrew Gadhafi during an eight-

month civil war. “This will be a long and difficult transition, but I have confidence that you will succeed in realizing the dream of a representative government,” Panetta said during a news conference with Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib. “The torch of freedom that has passed throughout the centuries and now passes from nation to nation in the Middle East and North Africa burns brightly here in Libya. May it light your way to a future of peace, prosperity and freedom,” Panetta said. While his visit was brief, Panetta made history as the first U.S. Pentagon chief to set foot on Libyan soil.

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, center, participates in the wreath laying ceremony in Tripoli, Libya, on Saturday.

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He evoked U.S. history, too, with a visit to the cemetery presumed to hold remains of U.S. sailors killed in Tripoli harbor in 1804. Their deaths were memorialized in the fa-

mous “shores of Tripoli” line in the Marine Corps hymn. Panetta and al-Keeb expressed confidence the fledgling government will be able to reach out to the militias.

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year-old company employee from Southern California, authorities said Saturday. Investigators identified the shooter as Andre Turner of Norco in Riverside County and ruled that his death was a suicide, Los Angeles County coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz said. The two other men killed were Henry Serrano, 56, of Walnut and Robert Lindsay, 53, of Chino, Dietz said. Two other victims, a man and a woman whose names were not released, were in critical condition at a hospital, the Sheriff’s Department said. All five people worked for Southern California Edison in the same area of the same building, authorities said.

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A neighbor said Saturday she saw an Illinois woman shoot at her baby before apparently killing herself. Authorities have said five people, including two children and a baby, were killed in a murder-suicide, but they haven’t identified the shooter. The bodies were found Friday in Emington, about 80 miles southwest of Chicago. Neighbor Annelise Fiedler said she heard shots Friday afternoon and ran outside. She saw Sara McMeen, 30, in the next yard hovering over her baby. Fiedler asked McMeen if everything was alright, and “she looked at me and said, ‘No, everything is not alright.’” McMeen fired a shot at the infant, “and then I just ran,” said Fiedler, Along with McMeen, Livingston County coroner Michael Burke identified the victims as Daniel Warren, 29, Skyler Lemke, 8, Ian Lemke, 7, and Maggie Warren, 10 months. Livingston County Sheriff Martin Meredith said all the children belonged to Sara McMeen, and he described Daniel Warren as her live-in boyfriend.

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A group of protesters have gathered in a small New York park to mark three months since the start of the Occupy Wall Street movement. A few hundred demonstrators and onlookers were gathered Saturday in Duarte Square, a half-acre wedge of a park at the edge of Manhattan’s Tribeca section. They planned speeches and performances throughout the day. Trinity Wall Street church owns that fenced-in property. Church officials say they support the protesters but the property is not available for an encampment.
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CAIRO — Troops pulled women across the pavement by their hair, knocking off their Muslim headscarves, and slapped a middle-aged woman in the face repeatedly Saturday. Young activists were kicked in the head until they lay motionless in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

Egypt’s military is using a dramatically heavier hand to crush protests against its rule in nearly 48 hours of continuous fighting in Egypt’s capital that has left nine dead, many of them shot to death, and more than 300 injured. The overt use of force, caught on TV and activist cameras, is likely a sign that the generals who took power after the February ouster of Hosni Mubarak are confident that the Egyptian public is on its side after two rounds of widely acclaimed parliament elections, that Islamist parties winning the vote will stay out of the fight while pro-democracy protesters become more isolated. Still, the generals risk turning more

Egyptians against them, especially from outrage over the abuse of women. Photos and video posted on the web showed troops pulling up the shirt of one woman protester in a conservative headscarf, leaving her half naked as they dragged her in the street. Nearby In Tahrir, protesters held up newspapers with the woman’s image on the front to passing cars, shouting, “This is the army that is protecting us!” “Are you not ashamed?” leading reform figure and Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei wrote in a Tweet addressed to the ruling military council, referring to the image and others of women being beaten up.

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Saturday approved a measure to assure 160 million people that they’ll get a Social Security tax break for two more months. But the big vote was accompanied by misgivings because the badly fractured Congress once again couldn’t agree on longer-term economic aid. The bill, passed in the Senate by a vote of 89-10, is expected to be taken up in the House of Representatives early this week. The Senate, meeting in an unusual Saturday session so it could wrap up its 2011 business, also passed, 67-22, a $915 billion budget package that keeps the government funded through Sept. 30, 2012. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the legislation. The day’s biggest controversy, though, involved the tax The tax break break package. package also It also included an extension of included an benefits for the extension of long-term job- benefits for less and a con- the long-term tinuation of current Medicare jobless and a payments to continuation physicians. of current The plan, exMedicare pected to cost about $33 bil- payments to lion over 10 physicians. years, will be funded by increases in lending fees charged by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Obama hailed the Senate action, saying, “At a time when so many Americans are working harder and harder just to keep up, the extra $1,000 or so that the average family would get from this tax cut makes a real difference … .” Despite the bipartisan vote, few lawmakers were pleased, and passage by the Republican-dominated House is no certainty. Even if approved, the plan’s temporary nature assures that the turmoil in Congress will continue when lawmakers return next month. The White House — and Senate Republicans — wanted the programs extended for a year, but could not agree on how to pay for them. “This makes no sense to do this for two months,” said Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. “We’re just going to come back and fight the same fight we’ve been fighting for months now.”
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The Arab League has given Syria until Wednesday to allow observers into the country or else it will likely turn to the U.N. Security Council for action to try to end the deadly violence against regime opponents, Qatar’s prime minister said Saturday. Sheik Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabr Al Thani said said there is near unanimity on taking the Arab League’s plan to the Security Council in hopes the world body can bring more pressure to bear on Damascus. Syria has demanded changes to the proposal, which calls for an end to the government’s crackdown. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said security forces shot dead at least 20 people on Saturday.

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MANILA, Philippines — Flash floods devastated a southern Philippines region unaccustomed to serious storms, killing more than 400 people while they slept, rousting hundreds of others to their rooftops and turning two coastal cities into muddy, debris-filled waterways that were strewn Saturday with overturned vehi-

cles and toppled trees. Most of the victims were asleep Friday night when raging floodwaters cascaded from the mountains after 12 hours of rain from a late-season tropical storm in the southern Mindanao region. The region is unaccustomed to the typhoons that are common elsewhere in the nation of islands. The number of missing was unclear Saturday night. Before

the latest Red Cross figures, military spokesman Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang said about 250 people were still unaccounted for in Iligan. The swollen river sent floodwaters gushing through neighborhoods that do not usually experience flooding. Local television footage showed muddy water rushing in the streets, sweeping away all sorts of debris.

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deadlines are met. “The only thing we can do is apprise the lawyer they have to be more careful of deadline dates,” he said. “You can’t stand over these lawyers and micromanage their work.” Flora said there are no attorneys in the office assigned to handle appeals – an area of law he said requires special training and knowledge. He said he repeatedly asked county commissioners to appoint two attorneys for appeals, but the requests have been denied. “You can’t take appellate work and throw it on a trial lawyer who is handling 150 to 200 cases a year. You have a disaster waiting to happen,” he said. As for the Harris case, Galante said the District Attorney’s Office concurred with his motion; therefore he does not believe there will be any issue filing a new appeal with the Superior Court. He said a hearing must first be held in county court, however, before he can file the appeal. ted, spayed/neutered, socialized with people of all ages, and given basic manners training. The organization may be contacted online at www.modifiedk9.org or by email at modifiedk9@hotmail.com to begin the application process. David Maxwell, Carbondale, who was celebrating the completion of his first year as a volunteer with K9 Rescue, said the dogs and the staff of the organization generated positive energy and were a pleasure to spend time with. The event also provided opportunity for the presentation of a check for more than $5,000 to Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge as a result of a charity auction sponsored by Auctions by Marva, Larksville, and Today’s Treasures, Plymouth. Zielinski said many agencies work together to try to improve the lives of area animals and afford area residents the opportunity to enjoy the animals in their lives.

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Santa waves from a horse-drawn wagon that carried riders down Main Street in Luzerne on Saturday. For Click photos, see Page 17A.

Santa visits Luzerne in style
By STEVEN FONDO Times Leader Correspondent

LUZERNE -- Christmas arrived early for Main Street merchants and their patrons on Saturday as Santa rode into town on his magnificent horse-drawn carriage. The day-long holiday celebration was sponsored by the Luzerne Merchants Association as part of a series of annual of events to showcase the borough’s downtown. “When we got here 24 years ago there were four businesses and a bank on Main Street,” said Dick Evans, president of the merchants group. “Today there are new shops and restau-

rants up and down the street.” Evans said the goal of Saturday’s event is to attract people from outside the borough and “show them what Luzerne has to offer.” “I couldn’t be more thrilled by these kinds of events,” said Fred Yamrus, owner of The Main Bean coffee house on Main Street. “The planning is very professional. Everything’s done right.” Yamrus, who opened his establishment in March, said Saturday’s event, along with the town’s annual Harvest Festival in September, have brought customers from throughout NEPA to his shop.

“I brought my kids out to go for a carriage ride with Santa,” said Karen Allabaugh, from Plymouth. “I plan to do some shopping today, too.” Evans said the money spent by the Merchants Association was well-spent given the overwhelming response. “We’ve served over 170 hot chocolates so far, and the day’s only half over,” added Evans. Santa’s ride was provided by Rich Harrison of A to Z Percheron Stables in Sweet Valley. Harrison said the carriage rides are always a hit with the kids, and the holiday season is extremely busy with both public and private bookings.

when the Public Defender’s Office has a conflict of interest in representing a person. Of the nine cases in which problems were uncovered by The Times Leader last year, five were handled by the Public Defender’s Office. After he But Flora said was advised of the newspahe remains per’s findings, concerned Chief Public that mistakes Defender Al Flora underare going to took a review continue to of the cases happen as he his office handoes not have dled and dethe resources termined the problems to oversee were caused every case in mostly by an excessive which an appeal was filed caseload the attorneys to ensure were handdeadlines are ling. Flora said met. Friday he instituted a new policy within the department that requires attorneys to advise him if they have a case that’s dismissed for failure to file required documents. Those attorneys could then face disciplinary action. But Flora said he remains concerned that mistakes are going to continue to happen as he does not have the resources to oversee every case in which an appeal was filed to ensure

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of Wilkes-Barre for 3 1/2 years, said he and his family have two animals in their home, Bellavita and Polly Pocket, and both got along well. Zielinski said Bellavita, his family dog, was able to model good behavior for Polly. He said that dogs often learn from other dogs in their environment. Zielinski said the event was a great opportunity to socialize the dogs with humans. This goal seems to have been met, as attendees were able to positively interact with the dogs, with many of them talking about the possibility of their family adopting a pit bull. Zielinski said there are three pit bulls available for adoption and K9 Rescue seeks to place the dogs with appropriate owners. He said the dogs available for adoption are fully vet-

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The reigning Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association vocal group of the year “owned the night” Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Lady Antebellum – the fivetime Grammy award winning trio of Charles Kelley (lead and backing vocals), Dave Haywood (backing vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin) and Hillary Scott (lead and backing vocals) – brought its “Own The Night” tour to the Wilkes-Barre Township facility for a large and loud crowd. On just its second ever headlining tour, Lady A looks like longtime veterans, owning the stage with its patented harmonies and high-energy show, ably backed by a crack five-piece band. The trio formed in Nashville in 2006 presented much of the material from its latest album

“Own The Night” and its big hits, peppered with fine covers of The Allman Brothers Band’s “Midnight Rider” and The Doobie Brothers’ “Black Water” (joined by support act Josh Kelley). Lady A set the tone early, opening with its latest No. 1, “We Owned the Night” and quickly following with a few of its hits before hitting with a fine rendition of its latest single, “Dancin’ Away With My Heart.” Highlights of the early part of the trio’s set included new song “Wanted You More,” its first hit “Love Don’t Live Here” and last year’s No. 1 “American Honey.” Another new one, “Cold as Stone,” was also an early standout. As fine as everything was in the early going, surely they were all just leading up to the trio’s biggest number, “Need You Now,” the tune that won both Record of the Year and Song of the Year at last year’s Grammys. Due to an early deadline, a complete review of Lady Antebellum’s performance was not available at press time. Josh Kelley, the older brother of Lady A’s Charles Kelley, warmed up the crowd with a

seven-song, 30-minute set featuring selections from his first country album, “Georgia Clay” (the singer-songwriter released six albums between 2003 and 2008). The solo Kelley stormed the stage with “Ain’t Lettin’ Go” and scored big with a mostly faithful cover of Tom Petty’s “American Girl,” which included a brief detour into the theme from “Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” But that wasn’t it for his rapping, he broke out his crowdpleasing skills again during his final number, “Georgia Clay,” leaving the crowd on its feet and craving more. Friday’s show was opened by Edens Edge -- Hannah Blaylock (lead vocals), Dean Berner (vocals, guitar, Dobro) and Cherrill Green (vocals, mandolin, banjo, guitar). The trio from Arkansas, making its second appearance in AMANDA HRYCYNA/ FOR THE TIMES LEADER the area following a summertime show with Brad Paisley at Lady Antebellum performs Friday night at The Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre. The GrammyMontage Mountain, began and winning trio opened with its latest No. 1 hit “We Owned the Night.” ended its 20-minute set a cappella, opening with an impromptu “Blue Moon of Pennsylvania” and closing with “Christ Alone.” The next concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena is Rascall Flatts on Feb. 17.

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centers, nursing homes and other venues to express appreciaBy RALPH NARDONE tion to fellow veterans. They Times Leader Correspondent made scheduled stops in ClearSPRING BROOK TWP. -- water, Fla., Portsmouth, Va., Three soldiers returned home to Richmond, Va., and Charlotte Northeastern Pennsylvania on Hall, Md. They also made a visit to ArSaturday from a “tour of duty” lington National Cemetery’s through friendly territory. Pfc. Richard Mott from Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Gouldsboro, Spc. Gennady Vov- and presented Strauch with a chuk of Long Pond, and Sgt. 1st poster signed by the guards Mott said the group drove “off Class Leigh Ross of Spring Brook Township arrived at the Strauch the beaten path” and saw the real Funeral Home in Spring Brook to America. He emotionally spoke of the single mother who deliver an antique 1967 military ambulance “When you he said was probably making meager wages and declare “mission want a job and still made a point to accomplished.” give $5 to the cause. The trio started their done, call “That’s my America,” journey departing from on a milMott said. Clearwater, Fla., 17 Vovchuk, who is still days ago, according to itary peron active duty, presented funeral home and the son.” an original 48-star flag he military ambulance Brian Strauch picked up on the tour to owner Brian Strauch. Ambulance Strauch. He emphasized They volunteered to go owner the importance of teachthere to take the ambuing military history and lance back to Spring understanding the sacriBrook after Strauch told them he needed help getting fices of those who served. “That’s why our country is it delivered there from Florida after he bought the vehicle online. free,” he said. Ross added during the tour “When you want a job done, call on a military person,” that he was impressed by the Strauch said. He lauded them at number of people who showed a ceremony in front of about 50 “real expressions” of support for veterans, supporters, Boy Scouts the military. “We met a lot of people that and family members for their willingness to leave their families care,” he said. Strauch said the ambulance Three soldiers from NEPA take and deal with the challenges associated with driving a 44-year- will stand as a “fitting tribute” to 44-year-old military vehicle the medical corps personnel who old vehicle about 1,200 miles. on a patriotic journey. The group stopped at veterans often took to the battlefield unarmed to help wounded soldiers. His father was a combat medic who was present at the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. He said some of the funds raised during the tour will be used to support the NEPA Veteran Multiage Alliance in WilkesBarre and Hunts for Healing foundation in Laceyville.

A trio of veterans delivered a 1967 Kaiser military ambulance to VFW Post 5207 in Spring Brook Township from Clearwater, Fla., with the ceremony taking place at the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home in Spring Brook on Saturday. From left, Brian Strauch greets Pfc. Richard Mott, one of the three ambulance drivers.

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been among the highest in the state for several years. “Poverty” shot from ranking 11th as an area of concern in 2009 to number six this year. “Better schools” climbed from 16th to eighth, and “Homelessness” soared in importance from a rank of 22nd in 2009 to 11th this year. Data from the American Community Survey and even local events covered in news stories support those areas of concern. According to the American Community Survey, 12.9 percent of Luzerne County residents lived below the poverty level in 2002. In 2009 that edged up to 13 percent. One year later, 16.1 percent of the county’s 320,000 residents were living in poverty. In education, Gov. Tom Corbett cut funding for public schools below amounts provided by federal stimulus money in past years. Most local school districts cut employees and programs and raised property taxes to balance their budgets. Also citing budget cuts, the local VISION men’s homeless shelter program ended and responsibilities shifted to Catholic Social Services to fill that need. The REACH homeless daytime drop-in center in Wilkes-Barre also closed this past summer because of funding cuts. Peperno said priority areas for 2012 should be set by late spring and applications will be made available to local non-profit agencies that can help address the community’s greatest problems and needs.

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Occupy Des Moines activists on Saturday vowed to shut down President Barack Obama’s campaign offices and set up a camp outside that they plan to maintain around the clock. “We have every intention to keep this place closed down until we are satisfied,” said Frank Cordaro, an activist and founder of the Catholic Worker group in Des Moines. A handful of activists went to Obama’s nondescript office in a downtown strip mall after larger rallies to mark the three-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York. They had hoped to read a statement demanding Obama cut military spending by half and “dis-

mantle our U.S. military empire ... so we can create jobs, balance the budget, meet our peoples’ needs here and help the human community to heal our dying planet.” When they arrived, they found the doors locked. “You wouldn’t even have known this was a campaign office,” said Julie Brown, an activist who recently moved to Des Moines. To highlight its tenets, the protesters put up a hand-written sign on cardboard: “Obama’s Former Headquarters.” Brown backed Obama four years ago — “he was the lesser of

two evils,” she said — but has since soured on the whole political system. “We need a real leader who will put this country back to work,” she said. That anti-establishment flavor runs through the growing Occupy movement that has sprouted up across the country. “This is not a Republican or a Democratic issue. This is about the whole system being against us. The corporate elites own all of the politicians and they set the agenda,” Cordaro said. “What we are doing here is trying to win back our bought-and-sold political empire. …”

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rectors believe “most align with our priority areas,” Peperno said. Peperno noted some of the top needs identified in the survey shifted this year. For example, “Problems with illegal drugs” dropped from the top concern in 2009 to third on this year’s list. “Better-paying jobs” and “Employment” ranked second and third, respectively, in 2009, and each climbed a notch this year. The survey reflects data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate in Northeastern Pennsylvania has

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with roof racks. Police located the van on Academy Street and stopped it, at which point Davis got out of the vehicle and began walking toward officer Kenneth Jones, who took him into custody. Police said they found a black pistol-gripped shotgun with a 14inch barrel in plain view between the front seats of the van. Howard, 37, was taken by ambulance to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 9:21 p.m., Luzerne County Coroner John Corcoran said. An autopsy conducted at the hospital Saturday morning determined Howard died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, with the coroner ruling her death a homicide, Corcoran said.

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Eyewitness account of alleged sexual assault very uncommon, experts say.
By MARC LEVY Associated Press

McQueary unusual weapon in case

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HARRISBURG — After weeks of anticipation , perhaps the most crucial witness in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case roiling Penn State took the stand and told what he saw after he entered a campus locker room one night in 2002 and heard the sound of skin slapping on skin in the showers. Mike McQueary, a towering, redheaded former quarterback Sandusky who grew up in the Penn State hometown known as Happy Valley and led the Nittany Lions to the 1998 Citrus Bowl, is for now the only witness to testify publicly that Sandusky molested and perhaps raped a boy. He is an unusual weapon for state prosecutors: Sexual assaults usually don’t have an adult eyewitness willing to testify. In addition, he may be the only witness who testifies against all three of the men who have been charged in the scandal. While state prosecutors are prepared to have a number of accusers testify against Sandusky, McQueary’s testimony is the linchpin in their contention that Penn State officials at the highest levels of the institution failed to protect children from a predator. That allegation spurred trustees to oust Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and the school’s longtime president, Graham Spanier. On Friday, McQueary, 37, testified for two hours in a preliminary hearing for two Penn State administrators accused of lying to a grand jury about what McQueary told them about what he allegedly saw the football team’s one-time defensive coordinator doing with a boy. McQueary answered questions quickly and confidently, never seeming to wither or tire under rapid and repetitive questioning from defense lawyers. Whether his testimony will cement the case for prosecutors is another matter. McQueary’s testimony will be useful at Sandusky’s trial, lawyers not connected to the case say. “In any kind of case about molestation, in any kind of sexual assault, generally, there’s very, very seldom an eyewitness to the act itself,” said Bruce Antkowiak, a former federal prosecutor who teaches law at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. “Normally, the corroboration of the act is done with scientific evidence, if it’s available, so yeah, this would be critical.” Sandusky maintains that he is innocent and waived his prelimi-

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Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary leaves the Dauphin County Court on Friday, in Harrisburg. McQueary spoke in public for the first time about what he believes was a sexual assault by Jerry Sandusky on a boy in a Penn State locker room.

nary hearing last week. Prosecu- guably overblown. But, Rominger added, defense tors, however, say McQueary was prepared to testify at that attorneys still haven’t had a hearing and would likely be a chance to review a transcript of McQueary’s grand jury testimowitness at the trial. Prosecutors said Friday they ny. Others weren’t so sure it will still haven’t identified the boy in the shower — one of 10 that make a difference if it comes Sandusky is accused of shower- across as a slight difference in reing with, fondling, molesting or call or rendition by a witness. “In real life, it is only when the raping over a span of 15 years — but the lawyers say a victim is witness changed a material part not necessary for a witness’ testi- of their story that it seems to mony to convince a jury that the have an impact on the jury,” Antkowiak said. crime happened. Defense attorneys for Curley, There might be a caveat. The the athletic digrand jury report rector who has issued Nov. 5 par- “In any kind of case been placed on aphrased McQueand ary’s testimony about molestation, in leave, Schultz, a senior as saying he saw a any kind of sexual vice president boy in the shower who returned to “being subjected assault, generally, retirement after to anal inter- there’s very, very spending about course” by Sandseldom an eyewitfour decades at usky. the school, In his testimo- ness to the act itseemed keenly ny Friday against self.” interested in university offiBruce Antkowiak how McQueary cials Tim Curley a former federal prosecutor reacted to what and Gary he saw in the Schultz, McQueshower. ary said he could He left the boy in the shower not be 100 percent sure that Sandusky was raping the boy, with Sandusky, one pointed out. but that he was sure something He didn’t fill out a police report of a sexual nature was happen- — although he testified that he thought reporting it to Schultz ing. “That key point is helpful to was like reporting it to campus us,” Sandusky lawyer Karl Rom- police since the police director reported to Schultz. Curley and inger said. It’s interesting that McQueary Schultz didn’t tell him not to tell appeared to have moved away anyone about it. He never told from the graphic description Curley and Schultz that he was mentioned in the grand jury re- dissatisfied with how they report, Rominger said, and shows sponded to what he told them. that the grand jury report is ar- And he never tried to find out

who the boy in the shower was. “All those questions legitimately raise the question, ‘Did he actually see that?’ because he didn’t act like a man who did,” said Bruce Ledewitz, a former public defender who teaches criminal law at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. For his part, McQueary says he was shocked, horrified and distraught at what he saw. He had played for Penn State when Sandusky was the team’s defensive coordinator, and even played football on teams with Sandusky’s adopted sons. McQueary testified that he never used a word like “crime” or “sodomy” or “assault” to describe what he saw Sandusky doing in the shower with the boy, but was adamant that he left Curley and Schultz with the strong impression that something sexual and certainly inappropriate and “over the lines” had happened. Regardless, McQueary’s testimony was good enough for District Judge William C. Wenner to decide that prosecutors had met the burden of proof to send the case against Schultz and Curley to a jury trial. Influencing a jury at trial is an entirely different exercise. For one thing, it’s very hard to prove perjury: Prosecutors must show that Curley and Schultz knew they were lying, lawyers say. “Somebody testifies to something that is not accurate? That happens every day in every trial, in every case,” said Pittsburgh personal injury and criminal de-

fense lawyer James E. DePasquale. “That does not amount to perjury. You would have to be able to show that they testified to something that is not accurate intentionally, in order to mislead.” So McQueary’s description of what he saw may be vague enough for jurors to decide that Curley and Schultz were left with the impression they gave to jurors: The conduct didn’t sound serious or like a crime, and they didn’t report it to police. McQueary’s use of language “seems to corroborate to me, to a certain extent, what the defendants have said he said to them,” Ledewitz said. Asked whether the case will hinge on the fact that McQueary never used a word like “sodomy” or “rape,” Senior Deputy Attorney General E. Mark Costanzo questioned whether McQueary should be blamed for another adult’s failure to act. “It’s a sad, sad, sad day when you think about all of these victims and you just got your first taste of it today and you saw the inaction by a number of ... supposedly important, responsible adults,” Costanzo said after the judge’s decision to send the case to trial. “And there was a lot of inaction in this case.” Associated Press writers Maryclaire Dale in Harrisburg and Joe Mandak and Kevin Begos in Pittsburgh contributed to this report.

SAN FRANCISCO — At The Apothecarium, a quaintly upscale medical marijuana club in San Francisco’s Castro District, the vibe is even jollier than usual this month. To boost holiday spirits, the dispensary is giving a storewide 15 percent discount to patrons who donate to its canned food drive, making yearend contributions to local charities and raffling off a seriously spiked “ganja-bread” house made with a whopping 80 “doses” of pot-infused butter. “We have a whole bunch of decorations up, holiday music playing. It’s pretty festive here right now,” said Ryan Hudson, The Apothecarium’s executive Nowhere is director. “Why the high-honot? We are just like any other ho-ing of business, in that Christmas regard.” Maybe it was more evident just a matter of than in Michitime. Now that gan and the using marijuana five western for medical purposes is legal in states where 16 states and storefront the District of medical mariColumbia, some juana disof the plant’s purveyors and pensaries advocates are have flourputting a leafy ished. slant on the winter season, a reliable sign of a maturing industry with its own customs, community outreach and commercial pull. Nowhere is the high-ho-ho-ing of Christmas more evident than in Michigan and the five western states where storefront medical marijuana dispensaries have flourished. Despite the near-constant threat of law enforcement raids, some pot shops are stocking up on pumpkin and peppermint-flavored edibles, serving as toy and winter coat collection points, and extending a dazzlingly creative assortment of holiday specials and gift-giving options to regular members. The Yerba Buena Collective, a club with six locations in San Jose, Calif., launched its seasonal promotions on Black Friday, when it offered hourly promotions that included up to half off the expensive, smokeless vaporizers pot. The dispensary, which is hosting a toy drive this season, also has put together a prepackaged $100 gift box that comes up with two marijuana strains, hash, four pot-laced treats and a hemp energy drink imported from Amsterdam .

Pope Benedict XVI heads into busy Christmas season looking tired
Appearance raises questions given that Benedict has said popes should resign if they can’t do the job.
By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI seems worn out. People who have spent time with him recently say they found him weaker than they’d ever seen him, seemingly too tired to engage with what they were saying. He no longer meets individually with visiting bishops. A few weeks ago he started using a moving platform to spare him the long walk down St. Peter’s Basilica. Benedict turns 85 in the new year, so a slowdown is only natural. Expected. And given his age and continued rigorous work schedule, it’s remarkable he does as much as he does and is in such good health overall: Just this past week he confirmed he would travel to Mexico and Cuba next spring. But a decline has been noted as Benedict prepares for next weekend’s gruel-

ing Christmas celebrations, which kick off two weeks of intense public appearances. And that raises questions about the future of the papacy given that Benedict himself has said popes should resign if they can’t do the job. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi has said no medical condition prompted the decision to use the moving platform in St. Peter’s, and that it’s merely designed to spare the pontiff the fatigue of the 100-yard walk to and from the main altar. And Benedict rallied during his threeday trip to Benin in west Africa last month, braving temperatures of 90 degrees and high humidity to deliver a strong message about the future of the Catholic Church in Africa. Back at home, however, it seems the daily grind of being pope — the audiences with visiting heads of state, the weekly public catechism lessons, the sessions with visiting bishops — has taken its toll. A spark is gone. He doesn’t elaborate off-the-cuff much anymore, and some days he just seems wiped out. Popes are allowed to resign; church law specifies only that the resignation be “freely made and properly manifested.”

Only a handful have done so, however. The last one was Pope Gregory XII, who stepped down in 1415 in a deal to end the Great Western Schism among competing papal claimants. There’s good reason why others haven’t followed suit: Might the existence of two popes — even when one has stepped down — lead to divisions and instability in the church? Might a new resignation precedent lead to pressures on future popes to quit at the slightest hint of infirmity? Yet Benedict himself raised the possibility of resigning if he were simply too old or sick to continue on, when he was interviewed for the book “Light of the World,” released in November 2010. “If a pope clearly realizes that he is no longer physically, psychologically and spiritually capable of handling the duties of his office, then he has a right, and under some circumstances, also an obligation to resign,” Benedict said. After John Paul II’s death at age 84, it was revealed he had written a letter of resignation to be invoked if he became terminally ill or incapable of continuing on.

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass Dec. 11 in the Santa Maria delle Grazie parish church Rome. People who have spent time with the pope recently say they found him weaker than they’d ever seen him, seemingly too tired to engage with what they were saying. He no longer meets individually with visiting bishops. A few weeks ago he started using a moving platform to spare him the long walk down St. Peter’s Basilica. Benedict turns 85 in the new year.

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Arthur Stoss, 49, will stand trial in the slaying of Lillian Calabro, of Pittston.
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March homicide trial set
Frank McCabe and Michael Vough are prosecuting the case. According to court papers, on March 12 police Stoss discovered a stripe of blood and several of Calabro’s belongings in Pittston’s Riverfront Park near the Firefighters Memorial, setting off a weeklong search of the river by authorities. A man walking his dog on the river bank near Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre, discovered Calabro’s body downstream on March 21. According to the criminal complaint, Stoss’ daughter, Jennifer Milazzo, of Pittston, turned him in. Milazzo told investigators she spoke to her father at her residence in the early morning hours of March 12, and he told her he murdered someone. Stoss was wet from the waist down when he arrived, she said, and he told her he was involved in a drug deal gone bad that led him into a fist fight with a black man, Smith said. She said Stoss told her he “hit the guy with a rock so hard he heard the skull pop and was pretty sure the guy did not make it out and is still floating down the river.” Stoss said he and Calabro walked from a friend’s apartment to Kennedy Boulevard in Pittston to buy drugs, and while waiting in the lot, the driver of a red Mitsubishi Eclipse pulled up and said to go to the area of Calabro’s residence at Gabriel House, a transitional housing facility for women on William Street. Stoss said he and Calabro walked together through an alley between Gabriel House and the Joyce Insurance Building, where the Eclipse pulled up. Calabro got in, the car pulled away and neither returned, Stoss said. Investigators said a surveillance video of the alley behind Joyce Insurance did not show Stoss, Calabro or a vehicle matching the description given by Stoss.

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arian McGavin, a resident of St. Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre, formerly of Gateway Court, Edwardsville and West Liberty Street, Newtown section of Hanover Township, died Thursday morning, December 15, 2011, at St. Luke’s. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Cecelia Henigus Kellie and was a graduate of GAR High School. Marian was active in local politics and served her community as the Judge of Elections in the Newtown section of Hanover Township for many years. She was a member of St. Ignatius Church, Kingston, and a former member of St. Leo the Great Church, Ashley. Marian enjoyed bowling, was a past president of the Kaycees of the Knights of Columbus Council 302. Marian was preceded in death by her husband, John T. McGavin, Jr, November 2, 2001, son-in- law, Wayne Morris, September 24, 2004, and sisters, Jean Toraitis and Margaret Flaherty. She is survived by sons, James and his wife Maureen (Reenie), Wilkes-Barre; Dr. John T., III and his wife, Evelyn, Griffin, Ga.; Nathaniel and his wife, Maureen, Long, S.C.; Michael and his wife, Molly, Hanover Township; William (Buzzy) and his wife, Judy, Hanover Township; daughters, Patricia McCue and her husband Gerald, Wilkes-Barre; Karen Garling and her husband, Lee, Monroe, Mich.; Marian Morris, Nanticoke; Ann Marie Hufford and her companion, John Kivler, Huntington Mills; Joanne Hummel and

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onnie L. Sutton, 56, of Shavertown, passed away Thursday evening, December 15, 2011 at her home. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of Allen and the late Arline Glaush Sutton. Bonnie was a graduate of Lake-Lehman High School and attended Penn State University, Lehman. She also attended Luzerne County Community College and later Bryn Mawr and Misericordia University. She earned a duel Master’s Degree in Social Work. Bonnie was the Director of Further Education at Misericordia. She had started the AIDS Council of Wyoming Valley, and later worked with Volunteers of America in adoptions, helping families with children from Russia. Bonnie had worked with The Institute of Human Resources until Nov. 2010. Her community service included: Church of Nazarene, Lay Speaker, Secretary and Representative to District Assembly; Wilkes-Barre School District Strategic Planning Committee; Governing Board Member Pennsylvania Council of Churches; United Way Allocations Committee Member, Lake-Lehman Educational Foundation Board of Directors; Wyoming Valley Drug and Alcohol Services Board of Directors; Victims Resource Center Advisory Board; Penns Woods Girl Scout Council Board of Directors; Wilkes-Barre Mayor’s Committee on Social Concerns. She is survived by a brother, Alvie and his wife, Alice Sutton, Shavertown; and a niece, Regina Sutton, Tunkhannock; nephew, Joshua Sutton, Shavertown; greatniece Kinsley Sutton and great nephew Addisyn Sutton. Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas.

ohn Bernard Swenski, 89, of Lily Lake, died Friday, December 16, 2011, at Timber Ridge Health Care Center, Wilkes-Barre. He was born on the family farm at Lily Lake-Pond Hill, Wapwallopen, on August 8, 1922. He is the son of the late Bronislaw and Mary Sandrovich-Samolavitz Swenski of Poland and Pond Hill-Lilly Lake. Through his mother and father from a very young age, he learned the values of hard work, honesty, loyalty, compassion and having fun. It also instilled in him the love of farming and outdoor sports. He fished and hunted all over the East Coast of the United States and in Lily Lake. The family moved to Wilkes-Barre, during the depression, where he continued his education in the Wilkes-Barre public schools. He worked as a young teenager as a delivery boy for Fred Goldstein and as a shoe shine boy on Public Square. As the United States was preparing for war, he worked in ACF Berwick as an electrician on tanks. When World War II started, he volunteered to join the U.S. Navy, where he was also trained as an electrician and Anti-Aircraft Gunner. He was assigned to the destroyer USS Marshall DD676 and fought in the fiercest combat battles of the Pacific Theater, and continued in the Navy until Japan surrendered. His ship encountered many, many kamikaze attacks and much loss of life. He was hit with shrapnel on three different occasions. He received eight Bronze Major Battle Stars for his service to our country to protect our freedom. After World War II, he worked for Faith Shoe factory, Central Slipper, Purvin Dairy and Foster Wheeler until its closing and he retired. He built several homes from scratch and named his beloved pond Lake Saint John. Besides being an electrician and mechanic, he was a farmer, stone mason, carpenter, plumber, auto mechanic and jack of all trades. He married Helen Barbara Klepadlo in 1945 after World War II and raised his family in Wilkes-Barre and had a summer home at Lily Lake. John and Helen have had 66 blessed years together in marriage with much trials, tribulations and happiness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Barney and Mary Swenski; brothers, Felix Swenski and Charles Swenski; sisters, Stella Stavetski, Josephine Coburn, Bertha Burke and Edna Morelli. He is survived and will be sadly missed by his wife, Helen; his son, Dr. Richard Swenski; his adopted

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Former House speaker says attacks on his record brutal but exaggerated.
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sons, Stewart Smith, Mark Swenski, Dino Galella, Dr. Tom Kowalski, Karl Wilczyski; and his daughters, Mary Dysleski and Mary Anthony; best friends, Peter Hrivnak, Gene and Arlene Stone, and many many friends, nieces, nephews too numerous to mention. You know who you are. He was a lifetime member of the Polish Falcons, Mocanaqua, and served many years as an officer of the club. He was a lifetime member of Pond-Hill Lilly Lake Ambulance Association and served 20 years as a volunteer driver. He was a member of the VFW Post 6434, Mocanaqua; Italian American Sporting Club, Glen Lyon; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion Post 0495, Shickshinny; and the Mocanaqua Sporting Club. John was a lifetime member of Our Lady of Hope Parish, WilkesBarre, and was saved by the Lord Jesus Christ prior to his death. Special Thank You Christian Bob Smith. Also Special Thank You to Dr. Susan Warner for her compassionate care. He will be missed by his beloved dogs, Charlie and Baby Mitzie, and all of us who knew him. We know his soul is in the presence and company of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, awaiting the End of this World. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 North Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Parish, 40 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. The Reverend John S. Terry, pastor, will be celebrant. Interment with Military Honors will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends may call today from noon to 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, his son Rich Swenski will be accepting cash donations to restock Lake St. John with fish in the spring in memory of John.

her husband Robert, Shavertown; 21 grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held Monday, December 19, 2011, at 9:15 a.m. from the Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church, North Maple Avenue, Kingston. Monsignor Neil J. Van Loon will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends are invited to visit today from 4 to 7 p.m. and Monday from 8:30 a.m. until time of service. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.lehmanfuneralhome.com Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Scranton; Juvenile Diabetes Association of NEPA, 57 E. Lafayette Place, Wilkes-Barre, or VNA Hospice of NEPA, 900 Rutter Ave., Kingston.

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D aniel J. Paveletz, 71, of West Union Street, Nanticoke,

wife, the former Rosemarie Wozniak, on December 10, 2005. Surviving are sons, Daniel and David; David’s wife, Tammy; grandchildren, David, Jessalyn and Daniel; brothers, George and Eugene; sister, Lillian Bellas, and mother-inlaw, Celia Wozniak. A blessing service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc., 614 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.

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FUNERALS
BROZZI – Peter, friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today in the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday in the Christian Apostolic Church, 757 N. Main St., Plains Township. Services 11 a.m. at the church. BURDETTE – Delores, friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg. DZOCH – Jeff, memorial services 1 p.m. Jan. 7 in the Bethel Hill United Methodist Church, Sweet Valley. GALE – Betty, funeral 11 a.m. Monday in the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of Routes 29 & 118, Pikes Creek. Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. today. HUMMER – Rosemary, funeral 12:45p.m. Monday in the Lehman Family Funeral Service, 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. in St Ignatius Church, Kingston. Friends may call 11:30 am until time of service at the funeral home. JOHNSON – Warren, memorial service 1 p.m. Dec. 31, in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 813 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. MCGAVIN – Marian, funeral 9:15 a.m. Monday in the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. until time of service Monday. NASATKA – John, memorial Mass 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Jude Church, Mountain Top. OKRASZEWSKI – Leonard, friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville. A blessing service at 1 p.m. RINKUS – Jean, interment service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avoca. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

ville, died Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in River Street Manor, Wilkes-Barre. Born April 28, 1924, in WilkesBarre, she is a daughter of the late George and Rose Joseph Serhan. Louise attended Wilkes-Barre area schools. She was preceded in death by husband, Delbert; son, Ronald; brothers, Fred and Edward Serhan; sisters Emily Albright, Marion Grant and Margaret Carey. Louise is survived by daughter, Bonnie, and her husband, Thomas Mahaffey, Puyallup, Washington; daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Scott, Plains Township; granddaughters, Jennifer and Kristi Scott, Plains Township; great-granddaughter, Sophia Louise Emanuel; sister El-

L ouise Scott, 87, formerly of Eagle Ridge Apartments, Edwards-

sye Jones, Edwardsville; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. The interment will be held in Memorial Shrine Cemetery Carverton. Arrangements are through Mamary-Durkin Funeral Services, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre.

Robert “Bob” Kramer Lewis
December 15, 2011
Kramer Lewis, R obert “Bob”December 15. Inage 77, died on his and brother Fred Lewis Jr. He will be forever held in the heart of his beloved life companion, Carol Kelsch, and her family, Carrie, Lee, Hunter and Hayden Greenberg; and his seven children, the Rev. Judy Gingrich, Robert Lewis Jr., Craig Lewis and wife Jean; Rebecca Lewis and husband Kevin Dill; Sarah Lewis-Fernandez and husband Sergio Fernandez; J Cameron Lewis and Chandler Lewis; 11 grandchildren who adored Bob, Danielle and Daniel Gingrich; Megan, Robert III Aaron and Naomi Lewis; Alicia and Nicole Lewis; Fionnualaand Orlaith Dill and Mateo Fernandez. Additionally, Robert is survived by his sister, Margie Norton; niece, Sandy Trzcinski, and nephew, Tommy Norton. Services will be held on Robert’s 78th birthday, December 20, at 11 a.m. at Blight Funeral Home, 392 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, followed by burial at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. Visitation from relatives and friends is welcome on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with Masonic Service at 8 p.m. Memorial contributions are welcomed in Robert’s name and may be made to the donor’s preferred charity.

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final week of life, complications from heart disease led him to the compassionate care of Hospice Community Care, where he enjoyed time with his family and entered into his eternal rest peacefully. He was born on December 20, 1933, in Wilkes-Barre, and resided in both the Back Mountain and Wilkes-Barre. Bob was the owner and sole proprietor of Wilkes-Barre Printing Company, where he enjoyed his work up until the end of his life. Bob was well-known in his community largely through his vocation and dedication to charitable work. He was a longtime member of the George M. Dallas Lodge 531F&AM, where he served as worshipful master; the Caldwell Consistory of Bloomsburg, the Irem Shriners of Dallas, St. David’s Society of Wyoming Valley, YMCA of Wilkes-Barre and the Wilkes-Barre Rotary. He made innumerable contributions of his time and resources to these treasured organizations and their missions. Bob will be especially remembered for his dedication to family and friends and his enjoyment of life. An enduring outdoorsman, he was an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter. He was an extraordinary gentleman who expected nothing and was grateful for everything. Bob was preceded in death by his son Glenn Lewis; parents, Erminie Kramer and Fred Keller Lewis Sr.,

Fourth-grader chokes to death in New York school cafeteria
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NEW YORK — Family members and a witness say a New York City fourth grader choked on meatballs during lunch earlier this month while school cafeteria workers stood by. The boy later died. The New York Post reported Saturday that 9-year-old Jonathan Jewth fell to the ground during lunch Dec. 5 at Public School 47 in the Bronx. He was unconscious before help arrived. A parent at the school, Andrea Perez, told the newspaper she saw the boy choking but cafeteria workers did nothing. She said at one point they yelled at him to put his fingers down his throat. “He was on the ground and not moving after a while,” Perez said through a Spanish-speak-

ing translator. “Nobody was paying attention and they didn’t know how to give aid, nobody knew what to do.” She said she did not know how to resuscitate the boy so she called 911 and started screaming for help. Another parent tried to help the boy, the newspaper reported. Jewth was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center. Jonathan’s family told the newspaper he suffered brain damage and died Monday. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said his death was a tragedy. Education officials haven’t responded to requests for comment about the family’s and Perez’s account.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Newt Gingrich acknowledged Saturday that his rivals’ attacks have taken their toll on his presidential campaign as he’s zoomed to be Mitt Romney’s chief challenger. Romney predicted that conservative voters will reject Gingrich as they learn more about the former House speaker’s lengthy Washington record. Gingrich cited “the extraordinary negativity of the campaign” in explaining why he was inclined to hold teleconferences with supporters every few days so people can discuss ideas and his campaign can “encourage them to raise any of these things that you get in the mail that are junk and dishonest.” “I’ll be glad to personally answer, so you’re hearing it from my very own lips,” he said Saturday from Washington in such a forum with Iowa backers. Romney campaigned in early voting South Carolina, where tea party activists have given Gingrich a strong lead in polls. Romney told reporters that many voters now are just beginning to pay attention to the race and will turn on Gingrich after they learn about his time in Washington and his role with mortgage company Freddie Mac, a quasi-government agency. Gingrich’s consulting firm collected $1.6 million from the company. “I think as tea partyers concentrate on that, for instance, they’ll say, ‘Wow, this really isn’t the guy that would represent our views,’ ” Romney said after a town hall meeting with South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott. Gingrich said the attacks on his record have been brutal, but he insisted they are exaggerated. Romney also went after Gingrich’s repeated insistence that he never lobbied Congress after he stepped down as speaker. “I’m going to let the lawyers decide what is and what is not lobbying, but when it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, typically it’s a duck,” Romney said. Other candidates focused their campaigns on Iowa, which holds its leadoff caucuses Jan. 3. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and Texas Gov. Rick Perry were on bus tours through rural Iowa. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum stuck to a plan that has won him the honor of spending the most time in the state, yet has not yet translated into support in polls. Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who has a loyal following among his party’s libertarian wing, worked to build momentum and organization in Iowa, although he did not have public events scheduled until midweek.

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Philly-area counties to up levies

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Whatever else the new year may bring to several hundred thousand property owners in Pennsylvania, it will include bigger tax bills. In addition to the modest 2.3 percent increase approved last week in Delaware County, Bucks County is looking at its first increase in six years, and Montgomery County, confronting a $44.5 million gap, also may end up raising taxes, perhaps significantly. Chester County, where commissioners have voted to hold the line in 2012, is the exception to a trend that officials blame on a troubled economy, dwindling revenue, and cuts in federal and state aid. The county portion is the smallest share of a propertytax bill, but any increases would come atop fresh increases by municipalities. “There’s incredible pressure statewide,” said Doug Hill, executive director of the County Commissioners Association. “It’s just a host of issues.” Hill said the general state of the economy had put additional strains on social-service agencies and courts funded by counties. “I would say the past several years have been difficult,” said Delaware County Executive Director Marianne Grace. In Pennsylvania’s somewhat bewildering millage and assessment system, a mill -- the tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value -- is different in each of the 67 counties. The Delaware County levy comes to $333 per $100,000 of market value. The increase would add about $8 to that total. The $324 million budget was approved Tuesday. As elsewhere, some of the Delaware County’s issues are peculiarly local -- for example, escalating costs associated with Fair Acres, the county-run

Joseph M. Hoeffel nursing home, and the Chester Coun3d, who has replaced county court system. ty is the exMatthews as chair“We have been very, man, wants an 11 pervery frugal in spend- ception to a cent increase. ing,” Grace said. “We trend that It is not clear how think it is a prudent in- officials much Bucks County crease.” blame on a will raise taxes, but A Montgomery CounBrian Hessenthaler, ty increase could well troubled the chief operating exceed Delaware Coun- economy, officer, indicated it ty’s. dwindling probably would be At the commissioners’ revenue, and less than 10 percent. meeting Tuesday, counCurrently, the ty administrators said cuts in federal portion the cuts needed to close and state aid. county comes to about $248 the budget gap -- up to 11 per $100,000 of marpercent -- would be more than their departments could ket value. The budget, proposed at handle. Commissioner James R. $471.3 million, is scheduled for Matthews, 62, recently indict- adoption next Wednesday. Nathan A. Benefield, policy ed on charges that he lied to a grand jury investigating cor- research director at the conserruption in county government, vative Commonwealth Founhas steadfastly opposed those dation, said he was sympathetcuts and countered with a 28 ic to the counties’ plight. “Counties are having to do percent tax increase. That would add about $46 to more with less,” he said. “I the current total of $165 for ev- won’t say we oppose every tax ery $100,000 of market value. increase,” but “this is an opBut the final levy when the portune time to reassess basiproposed $389 million budget cally everything that governis adopted likely will be lower. ment does.”

The National Transportation Safety Board recently said use of even hands-free devices is too dangerous to be allowed.
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YORK. -- Pennsylvania’s ban on texting while driving will begin March 8, but some organizations are pushing for a law to make it illegal for motorists to use hand-held cellphones. Legislators said last week that they aren’t sure the National Transportation Safety Board’s proposal for a bill banning all cellphone use would pass. Local law enforcement agencies agree that getting rid of driver distractions is good, but some worry about having the manpower to enforce laws already in place. State Rep. Keith Gillespie, RHellam Township, said based on his health-and-safety background, he could support a full ban on cellphone usage. It’s difficult for many people to do two things at the same time, and a

tremendous amount of crashes have been attributed to drivers being distracted while talking on a cellphone, he said. State Rep. Eugene Depasquale, D-West Manchester Township, said the science is clear that texting and cellphone use is distracting. He thinks the public would support a hand-held ban -which would still allow drivers to use hands-free devices -- but not a full ban on cellphones in vehicles. State Rep. Will Tallman, RReading Township, said banning cellphone use in vehicles is "very controversial."

Two members of the state House recently debated for 30 minutes about what it means to operate a motor vehicle, he said. Some people see it as a huge safety issue, while others see it as an invasion of privacy. Banning cellphones raises many questions. Firefighters responding to an emergency sometimes need to call the dispatcher to clarify the information. Would that fall within "emergency use?" State Rep. Scott Perry, R-Carroll Township, said he did not support the recently passed texting ban.

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squeezed most first-floor belongings into a trailer driven to higher ground and later removed the muck and helped with remodeling. His relatives provided a welcoming place for Bizub and his wife to stay and constant nudging to keep their spirits up. “I already got my Christmas gift,” the lifelong resident of the Port Blanchard section said, removing his glasses to wipe away tears. Like other neighborhoods devastated by flooding, most homes in Port Blanchard are missing their usual festive Christmas lights and decorations. Sparse holiday season “Driving home from work at night, I can tell which areas were flooded because one side of the street will be filled with Christmas lights, while the other is dark,” said flood victim Ken Stephens, who lives in the Plainsville section of Plains Township. He and his wife, Donna, are still straightening out issues with flood insurance and received enough federal assistance to buy kitchen cabinets, a counter and several appliances. They plan to stay put but will have to fix the rest of their home and attached rental unit as they come up with extra money. PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER Placemats are their only decoration this holiday season, and Bernie Panasiewicz is ready to move back into his flood-damaged Plymouth Township home, though he had to deplete savings to cover repairs as he awaits his flood they joke that the candle at the insurance check. His Christmas stuff was lost in the September flood, though he plans to hang up a few decorations. center of their donated kitchen weekend. table is their Christmas tree. Reed tries to stay upbeat amid “No presents this year. We need every penny we have to buy the chaos but broke down thinkmore materials to fix up this ing about past Christmases at his Chittenden Street home. place,” Ken Stephens said. “Normally Christmas would Though the rest of their house is in shambles from 4 feet of wa- be at my house. Ever since I ter on the first floor, the kitchen bought the house in ’99, I said area is starting to take shape. we’re starting a tradition – The appliances are running on Christmas at our house,” the 42extension cords for now, and year-old said. He expects to spend the holithey rely heavily on a Coleman grill for cooking because the new day at a relative’s home and stove can’t be installed until the working on his house. “It will be nice for next floor is finished. year – hopefully,” he said. Ken stayed in the Like other Reed had a remodeling Courtright Street neighborsetback when about house since the flood, $8,000 in construction once chasing away an hoods devastools and equipment were intruder and an animal tated by that crept in late one flooding, most stolen from his house. Some of the items benight. Donna recently homes in Port longed to friends who moved back in. She had been staying with Blanchard are help him repair the home on weekends. He said he her son, also a Plains- missing their didn’t get worked up ville flood victim, in usual festive when someone stole copthe family’s 23-foot per piping and scrap metcamper hooked up to Christmas al from his yard, but he utilities at a local busi- lights and was infuriated to lose the ness. decorations. equipment needed to get Normally, the Stehis family back into the phens’ home would be decked in lights and decorations home. “You’re lower than scum when for their annual Christmas bash. Most of the village residents you steal something from someCLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER stopped by, some soaking in an body who lost everything,” he outside hot tub that is probably said. Donna and Kenneth Stephens had to settle for placemats as their only Christmas decorations this year because their home in the Coping with the loss and re- Plainsville section of Plains Township is still in disarray from September flooding. out of commission for good. They wonder how many homes pairs would be more difficult if The delay has been frustrating third time he’s had to remodel afwill be left for the Christmas par- he didn’t have support from ty they hope to hold in 2012. friends and the community, he to Panasiewicz, who has been ter flooding. “It will be good to be back staying with relatives. Most neighbors have expressed said. “In talking to my neighbors, home,” he said. “This is a nice “I want to thank all the people interest in government buyouts, that’s also one of their biggest neighborhood, but it’s definitely which is likely the reason that who helped out,” Reed said. complaints – that insurance changed since the flood. The many homes appear untouched Bank account drained checks are taking too long,” Pa- whole atmosphere is different since the flood, they said. In Plymouth Township, Bernie nasiewicz said. “A lot of them are now.” “It’s like a ghost town,” Ken Bizub also feels the emptiness Panasiewicz, 46, plans to return looking to rebuild after the holisaid. in his Port Blanchard neighborto his Poplar Street home any days.” Living in a camper Panasiewicz bought the prop- hood, which is shaped like a bowl day now and might put up a few Duryea flood victim Bobby Christmas decorations, though erty 16 years ago, attracted by the and was known as “the patch” Reed is still living with his wife, he lost most of them in the flood. friendly vibe of the neighbor- since coal mining days. Several homes along Miller Street have He spent his life savings and hood. Chris, and teenage daughter, Several homes on the street washed out foundations. Kim, in the family camper while drained his checking account to He wouldn’t live anywhere he repairs damage from the 5 feet repair the flood-damaged struc- still wear yellow tags from UGI of flooding on the first floor. He ture as he awaited a flood insur- Utilities Inc. electrical division else and enjoys sharing memoCLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER received federal flood assistance ance payment, which had not ar- indicating that power has not yet ries of picking huckleberries, been restored. Panasiewicz said blueberries and coal nearby as a Jenkins Township resident Joseph Bizub, 80, stands on the porch for some repairs but said he had rived as of early last week. His main complaint is the lag he has signed up for a govern- youth. He recalls swimming, of the home his father built in 1929. no insurance. He said several insurers had told him his house obtaining the payment. He said ment buyout but had to fix up the fishing and catching minnows His front porch would normal- he purchased three decades ago. many of his neighbors were un- property because he needs a and frogs in the nearby Susquewas not in a flood zone. ly be dressed in Christmas lights, “It was in the basement, but I The camper is parked at the able to complete repairs because place to live until he learns if he hanna. “The river used to be a place to but this year he only put out a hosed it off, and it still works. He Germania Hose Co., where Reed they didn’t have money available was approved. The flood waters missed his play. It kind of scares me now,” decorated shovel from his daugh- will be lit up for Christmas again volunteers. He was hoping to to carry them over until their inter and a plastic decoration that this year,” he said contentedly. second floor by a foot. This is the he said. move it onto his property by this surance checks arrived.

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1940 census to be released in April 2012
or genealogists, April of next year will bring not a joke but a treasure – the 1940 U.S. Census. What’s more, this census will be more easily accessed than the previous ones. On April 2, following its policy of a 72-year wait, the National Archives will release the census to the public. The standard target date is April 1, but that date falls on a Sunday in 2012. What will be in the census? For one thing, no name index is yet available. So the genealogist will have to know the enumeration district of the community in which his or her ancestors lived in order to find them quickly. Maps on the archives’ website will help there. The census questions are in two sections. An opening section consists of 34 questions about who’s who in each family unit. An additional section of 15 questions addresses matters including the parents’ place of birth, veteran status and (for the first time) each person’s Social Security status. Here’s the nice surprise. Not only will National Archives computers and libraries with computers have links to the 1940 census, but the general public will be able to access it from their own computers, according to the archives. This is a big step forward from the days when the most recent census was accessible only on microfilm reels that had to be ordered through a library. For more information, go to www.archives.gov. Go to the search box and search for census. Then click on “Are you preparing for the 1940 census?” Update: A solution to the problem of improved access for researchers to Luzerne County records has been pushed into the future once again. A reconstituted Records Improvement Committee voted last week to take no action on finding a new site for the old records until the new Luzerne County Council takes office in January. The question of the county finding a better way to store its records goes back more than a decade and has become caught up with delays caused by a federal investigation and – now – a new incoming government. For the benefit of out-of-area genealogists wondering about access to Luzerne County records, here is some background. In 1998 Pennsylvania enacted a $2 fee to be paid on every record filed in a recorder of deeds office, $1 of which was to be put into a county records improvement fund. That fund would be administered by a county records improvement committee. The idea was that this fund, once it built up, would enable the county to create a good, accessible storage system. After a few years, and no decisions, the Luzerne County Records Improvement Committee ceased meeting. Then as part of a larger investigation into area political corruption, federal authorities learned that nearly all the records fund – more than $900,000 – had gone to a Philadelphia company for consulting work. Luzerne County’s old records ended up being stored in a former warehouse with little in the way of temperature controls or fire protection, and no direct public access. Last month county voters elected an 11-member council to replace the twocentury-old system of three elected commissioners and a host of department heads known as row officers. That council, which will take office next month, will face countless challenges. One of them will be creating a new state-mandated records improvement committee, which will not be able to do much until more money comes into the records fund. After 14 years, and nearly a million dollars later, the county will be back to square one.
Tom Mooney is a Times Leader genealogy columnist. Reach him at tmooney2@ptd.net.

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Trent Rivas, right, a developmentally disabled magician, sits with his mother, Kathy, at home in Des Plaines, Ill.

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“I don’t know what we’d do without magic,” said his mother, Cathy Rivas. “He shouldn’t have been able to do any of this.” Trent’s longtime pediatric neurologist, Michelle Melyn, agrees: “For some reason, something within the magic does call to him and he finds it. There has to be almost a little magic center in the brain that has been opened up by his extreme interest in it. And with it has come more communication with the outside world.” Trent is now 22. He works two days a week at P.J.’s Trick Shop in Arlington Heights, Ill. He performs at magic events near his home in Des Plaines, Ill., and recently took third place in a magic competition. His life — the life in which he’s engaged and chatty and laughing — is one of morning-to-night card tricks and levitating balls. But before magic, Trent lived in relative isolation. When he was born, he suffered a stroke. A lifesaving medicalprocedurecausedasecondstroke,leavinghim with damage to about 85 percent of the right hemisphere of his brain. Doctors said Trent would live, but the future looked bleak: His ability to think abstractly was gone; the part of the brain that processes emotions was damaged; ce-

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HICAGO — The trick is, as always, on us. That’s the way Trent Rivas wantsit,thewayallmagiciansdo:asleightofhand,anillusion,thebelief that what you see can’t be possible. • About six years ago, Rivas began pulling off a trick that continues to amaze. He discovered magic, and it transformed him. It unlocked a part of his brain — a brain badly damaged at birth — and brought to life emotions and dexterity his awestruck parents thought they’d never see.

Rivas practices The Zombie Ball, a magic trick, in the basement of his home.

rebralpalsywouldinhibituseoftheleftsideofhisbody. The only way he could learn was through experiencing things, and repetition. He received physical and occupational therapy and went through the special-education system, his mother fighting every step to give him the best shot at a good life. She exposed him to as
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Happy trails after high school
By BRITTANY PENLAND McClatchy-Tribune News Service

For the past five months, Austin Whitehead and Steven Pitts woke up each morning to a landscape of pines, winding rivers and changing leaves on the Appalachian Trail. Steven and Austin hiked the Appalachian Trail, or “A.T.,” in one continuous journey. They spent their days trekking15 to 30 miles on one of the longest continuously marked footpaths in the world — measuring about 2,180 miles. The childhood friends, both from Charlotte, N.C., began their journey together, but split up in

“As I got closer to applying to college, I had no idea what I wanted to do and I wanted more experience, so I took a gap year.”
Hiker Austin Whitehead

Vermont so they could follow the trail’s motto of “hike your own hike.” Steven finished Nov. 5, and Austin on Nov. 19. Thru-hikers typically start their six-month trip at the southern terminus at Springer Mountain, Ga., proceeding north through 14 states. Steven and Austin took a path less traveled and, on June 19, left from the

northern end in Katahdin, Maine. Fewer than 1,000 people have reported completion of the trail on a southbound hike. Meet the hiker: Austin Whitehead MCT PHOTO Austin, 19, a recent Myers Austin Whitehead, 19, of Charlotte, N.C., celebrates at an early Park High School graduate, de- significant marker, while traveling south from Maine to GeSee HIKE, Page 12B

orgia on the Appalachian Trail. Whitehead used half of his gap year to walk the 2,180 miles.

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The feast of St. Nicholas was celebrated at St. Nicholas-St. Mary School with a visit by St. Nicholas, the school’s namesake. He arrived at the pre-kindergarten room to the delight and surprise of the youngest members of the school. In preparation for his visit, each child placed one shoe in the hall. When St. Nick departed, as is the tradition, he left a small gift in each shoe. Some of the participants, from left, first row, are Nate Malarkey, Joseph Bower, Anna Scanlon, Cole Pyrah, Alana Palmaioli, Lindsey Serefin and Mia Swaditch. Second row: Aiden Weidlich, Stevie B. Phillips, Nathaniel Marconi, Tavis Hutson, Gracen Barrouk, St. Nicholas, Emily Pugh, Ellie Richards, Eamon Lee and Gavin Brady. Third row: Michael Conway, elf, eighth grade.

St. Nick visits students at St. Nicholas-St. Mary

HONOR ROLL
Northwest Intermediate School
Joseph M. Gorham, principal, Northwest Area Elementary School, has released the honor roll for the first marking period. Grade 3: “95:” Thomas Antolik, Hailey Carey, Makayla Dzoch, Jaclynn Hess, Matthew Jones, Marah Leo, Shiloh Miller, Mason Mott, Lauren Okuniewski, Aleigha Parnell, Matthew Pierontoni, Mason Rupp, Olivia Savage, Aidan Truskowski and Kindra Yudiski. “90:” Michael Anderson, Britney Bowman, Jillian Clarke, Jordan Cragle, Leeanne Cragle, Madison Fahringer, Richard Grose, Angelina Knorr, Hunter Hardy, Brena Hearst, Chloe Kishbaugh, Caleb Krotick, Nathan Lewis, Hunter Lukavitch, Joshua MacDougall, Ashley Mieczkowski, Daniel Noss, Madison Pawlik, Calie Scott, Lindsay Sherrick, Robert Smith, William Smith, Cailey Tolsma, Samuel Troy, Antonio Vanderpool, John Verbinski and Camryn Weber. Grade 4: “95:” Erinn Adams, Angelina Agnello, Jennie Boberick, Joshua Bonetski, Jarrett Brubaker, Rylee Chapin, Olivia Cragle, Gavin Davis, Tess Edwards, Nathan Farver, Sydney Franchella, Brystal Hardiman, Reagan Harrison, Megan Harry, Ethan Harvey, Gabriella Hontz, Jessica Hopper, Lindsey Hufford, Jeffrey Jenkins, John Karam, Sydney Kline, Hannah Kramer, Kali Madl, Cameron Marcinkowski, Jacob McGovern, Blake Miller, April Paltrineri, Samantha Pickering, Matthew Saxe, Shawn Simon, Ashton Strish, Dillan Thorne, Ally Vezendy, Marianna Vincavage, John Volansky, Ariana Walker, Sierra Wall, Maria Wylie and Brenna Yaple. “90:” Jonathan

Ames, Adrianah Appleman, Kate Bilby, Halsey Boice, Taylor Burger, Ainsley Demko, Brendan Dixon, James Fincham, Dakota Gee, James Goodrich, Tiffany Gray, Joy Hall, Diane Harris, Colton Hashagen, Alexis Kendig, Irelyn Kishbaugh, Nicholas Kosek, Wrenn Lechleitner, Joseph May, Ava Miller, Jacob Morris, Michael Myrthel, Amber Noble, Crystal Post, Gerald Snyder, Jared Sorber, Mason Sorber, Edward Sprague, Benjamin Swiatek, Hayden Titman, Nicholas Wilde, Nicholas Wilson and Walker Yaple. Grade 5: “95:” Brenna Babcock, Courtney Cragle, Sarah Eckroth, Kayla Hoover, Kelsey Jones, Jeffrey Kozlowski, Alexa Moyer, Hanna Pavill, Samuel Saxe, Lindsey Thomas and Jonathan Whitesell. “90:” Trista Babcock, Kodie Bloom, Kathryn Bonczewski, Camdon Capece, Nicole Cragle, Hannah Dzoch, Alexa Edwards, Maddison Gregorio, Cassidy Gregory, Curtis Gregory, Elizabeth Hook, Jacqueline Jones, Bryce Koser, John Krzywicki, Kayla Parks, Bryan Rogers, Dyson Savage, Cassidy Verbinski, Hannah Wisniewski, Nichelle Wolfe and Jaxson Yaple. Grade 6: “95:” Colton Babcock, Anthony Clements, Caleb Diltz, Brandon Hardiman, Brooke Harvey, Zachary Lencoski, Amber Miller, Abriana Posluszny, Diamond Price, Angeline Ruckle, David Sherman, Michael Sherrick, Olivia Sherrick, Spencer Sivco and Zachary Wolfe. “90:” Maria Allard, Stephen Bingman, Danielle Bowman, Arthur Brobst, Collin Carey, Alijah Chamberlain, Ryan Crills, Sierra Dzoch, Gene Faulls, Ricki George, Madison Goodrich, Jordan Harrison, Ashlyn Leo, Brandon Saxe, James Scott, Hunter Shillingburg, Thomas Swiatek, Julia Volansky, Kristen Welliver and Matthew Wilde.

Students compete at Computer Programming Contest
GNA sixth-graders learn about reading, study skills
Christine Mash, mother of sixth-grade student David Mash and director of the Greater Nanticoke Area Family Center and teacher of reading and study skills at Luzerne County Community College, recently spoke with the sixth-grade reading students of Linnea Wilczewski at the Greater Nanticoke Area Educational Center. Mash discussed the importance of using specific reading and study skills across the curriculum and students practiced using these skills with sample passages. At the presentation, from left, are David Mash, Christine Mash and Wilczewski. Seventy-five students from 11 universities recently participated in the 35th annual Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Computer Programming Contest held at Wilkes University. The IBM-sponsored contest challenges students’ knowledge and creativity to solve computer programming challenges. The students competed in three-person teams. Winning teams from the regional competition will compete in the world finals being held in May 2012 at the University of Warsaw in Poland. Gateway Pharmaceuticals of Bucknell University took first place and teams Lafayette 1 and Lafayette 2 of Lafayette University took second and third, respectively. Competing teams from Wilkes University were COBOL, consisting of Dakota Cole, Ricky Lashock and Ed Zulkoski, and Code Monkey, including Tim Cheung, Josh Elmore and Ian McDevitt. Members of the Wilkes teams, from left, first row: Tim Cheung, Kingston, and Ian McDevitt, Albrightsville. Second row: Josh Elmore, Shickshinny; Dakota Cole, Towanda; Ricky Lashock, Hazle Township; and Ed Zulkoski, Mountain Top.

HONOR ROLL
West Side Career and Technology Center
Nancy P. Tkatch, administrative director, and Jerry Ogurkis, acting principal, West Side Career and Technology Center, recently announced the names of those students that were placed on the Honor Roll for the first marking period.

Students raise money for Medical Oncology Assoc.
Students at Wyoming Seminary Lower School and Upper School recently held fundraisers to benefit the projects and services of Medical Oncology Associates. The students collected $1,867 in a ‘Cannonball for a Cure’ competition and from the sale of Breast Cancer Awareness Month T-shirts and dress-down days. At the check presentation, from left, first row: Anne Osterberg, third grade, Dallas; Carolina Osterberg, first grade, Dallas; and Evelyn Mozeleski, fourth grade, Kingston. Second row: Will Davis, interim dean, Middle School; Carol Greenwald, Medical Oncology Associates; James Hughes, sixth grade, Kingston; Hunter Hughes, eighth grade, Kingston; Melissa Saidman, Medical Oncology Associates; and Peggy Zinkavich, Lower School cancer awareness coordinator.

Trinity Learning Center holds food drive for pantry
The children, parents and teachers at the Trinity Learning Center in Dallas held their annual Season of Thanksgiving Food Drive to help the Back Mountain Food Pantry meet the holiday needs of its clients. The many cans and boxes of food were delivered to the pantry to help with the estimated 200 Thanksgiving baskets which were provided for families in the Back Mountain this year. With some of the donations, from left, are Sophia Schoenwetter, Madelyn Schoenwetter, Makenzie Musselman, Jake Marcin, Alex Marcin, Derek Rizzo, Kayden Pollick, Charlie Letwinsky and Emma Schoenwetter.

Grade 9: Highest Honors: Troy J. Vankevich. High Honors: Emily A. Brown, Michael T. Kusma, Rachel Langan, Garvin D. Paisley. Honors: Carl Lee Koprowski, Nicholas B. Mishanski, Alexis Padavan, Racheal Ann Paisley, Victoria Morgan Stash, Lila V. Szabo, Gail D. Thorne, Sabrina L. Wilkins, D’Mitri Yakushin. Grade 10: High Honors: Jory D. Brezinski, Kristina Ashleigh Gillis, Mark A. Hughes, Brittany E. O’Connell, Jestina L. Vasicak. Honors: Kenneth C. Askew, Matthew J. Bault, Laura Baut, Laura E. Brown, Jessica A. Byman, Matthew A. Church, David Christopher Cragle, John D. Davenport, Ryan P. Davenport, Dorthy Rose Derby, Douglas J. Golembewski, Jeremy C. Harmon, Nichole L. Hill, Paul T. Holena, Anthony J. Katchko, Katelynn M. Klein, Amber D. Lewis, Tyler J. Nulton, Sarai Kendra Poaches, Edward Mitchel Pointon, Alexandra Lynn Quick, Christine J. Richard, Allison Sands, Dylan M. Sherrill, Paige E. Siani, Danielle J. Simon, Jessica A. Vargo, Cassandra M. Wasielewski, Manielyah I. Welcome, James John Wheeler, Shannon Yavorchak. Grade 1 1: Highest Honors: Emily C. Mansilla, Jessica N. Ogrodnick, Ralph F. Shulde. High Honors: Kassandra L. Ed-

monds, Alexis Regina Johnson, Darren M. Lupole. Honors: Marcus David Avery, Alton Baggett, Melinda Champluvier, Nicole L. Clayworth, Tyler L. Cottle, Amanda Cwalina, Carl John Davenport, Katelynn Deyo, Torrie D. Eckrote, Barbara L. Farley, Brandon J. Goble, Krista Marie Gribble, Morgan D. Hall, Nikki J. Higgins, Anthony J. Hoskins, Rebecca Kemp, Emilee A. Krasson, Melyssa Nicole Laureano, Lauren A. Melnick, Hayley Alexandrea Novak, Kyle Joseph Novitski, Christopher J. Osborn Jr., Joshua Tyler Perrella, Kelsey Lynn Pritchard, Codi N. Puterbaugh, Haliee E. Rhodes, Justin Romanoski, Michael Stash, Tykia S. Twyman, Ashley E. Williams, Sareina M. Wootton Grade 12: Highest Honors: Felisha Lynn Davenport, Samantha Jayne Edmonds, Kisem Freeman, Hannah Lee Smith. High Honors: Gage Lee Buchanan, Chenay R. Champluvier, Shyann N. Church, Ariel H. Courter, Nicole Rae Davenport, Audre M. Edwards, Derrick J. Eyerman, Michael J. Garrity, Joshua J. Huntsinger, Kelly A. Jones, Jacqueline Joseph, Elias F. Kocher, Samantha Lynn MacMillan, Mark J. Macosky, Kassie Rodriguez, Terrell J. Sasser, Ryan Searles, Stanley Sopata, Ji’Amaris Ivana Torres. Honors: Alicia Bevan, Bethany M. Bielut, Brian C. Bonnerworth, Nathan T. Brodosky, Lloyd A. Crawford, Mark Anthony Davis, Sean M. Dunn, Emily A. Farver, Sarah C. Golembewski, Ryan R. Gribble, Justin C. Grocki, Amanda R. Hamilton, Lauren A. Heffelfinger, Ashley R. Jumper, Lindsey B. Kelly, Stephanie M. Ketcham, Shane Michael Kocher, Robert E. Lewis, Vera E. Lewis, Hayli L. Lucas, Jesse J. Nace, Rodolfo Quiroz, Desiree Nicole Sharp, Sean D. Stone, Robert F. Strachan, Melissa Troy, Kayla J. Walsh.

Pittston Area High School Class of ’86 holds 25th reunion
Pittston Area High School Class of 1986 recently gathered for its 25th anniversary reunion at Good Fellos. Those in attendance, from left, first row, are Janine Kubasko Starinsky, Judy Gambino Ciliberto, Brenda Esposito Klojejchick, Dawn Dankulich Nolan, Karen Shinert Kazmar, Michelle Avvisato Furcon, Nancy Montagna Terrana, Barbara Clarke Anastasi, Cammie Casella Anderson and Susan LaTorre. Second row: Ken Scalpi, David Herbert, John Fonzo, Robert Strucke, John Baloga, Susan Lubinski Martin, Donna Kremitske Kipp, JoAnn Macaluso Welsko, Marty Dunay, Megan Murphy Getrige and David Sadowski. Third row: Mitch Quinn, Robert Gershey, John Fonzo, John DeRosa, Ken Martin, Kevin Healey, Patrick Walker, Cheryl Zondlo, David Orlosky, Kenny Gale and David Donnora.
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Schlatter, Burke
Calif., are pleased to announce the J ohn and Lori Burke, Morgan Hill, engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kristine, to Peter Schlatter, San Jose, Calif. Mr. Schlatter is the son of Bernhard Schlatter and the late Susan Schlatter. The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Wyoming Area High School and 2004 graduate of Temple University. She is a credentialing specialist for Dentistat. Mr. Schlatter graduated from Oak Grove High School and earned his Practical Ministry degree. He is a music teacher. ilary Lynn Sott and Ryan James llison Marie Baldesare and Kevin hristine Marie Cobleigh and James Nardone and Anthony were united in the A shley ElizabethJevin III, together HSept. 10, 2011, atunited in marriage A Michael Buchinski were united in C Brandon Kaskiel were Aug. 27, 2011, Robert Joseph marriage July 23, 2011, on the beach on Messiah Primsacrament of marriage on with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Thomas and Mary Nardone, Kingston. She is the granddaughter of Josephine Nardone, Wilkes-Barre, and the late Alfonso Nardone. The prospective groom is the son of Tracy Varvaglione, Forty Fort, and Robert Jevin Jr., Orlando, Fla. He is also the stepson of Cosimo Varvaglione. He is the grandson of William and Gail Sanguiliano, Swoyersville, and Robert and Phyllis Jevin, Orlando, Fla. Ashley and Robert are both 2007 graduates of Wyoming Valley West High School, Plymouth. Ashley will graduate from Marywood University in January of 2012, earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a minor in dance. She recently completed her student teaching in the Wyoming Valley West and Dallas school districts and will begin substitute teaching. Robert is a 2011 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a concentration on structures. He recently accepted a position as a civil engineer with the Department of Environmental Protection, Wilkes-Barre. The couple is planning to exchange vows in the summer of 2013. itive Methodist Church, Bear Creek, by the Rev. Reginald Thomas. The bride is the daughter of Peter and Diane Sott, Wilkes-Barre. She is the granddaughter of Mae Sott, and the late Peter Sott Sr., Wilkes-Barre, and the late Joseph and Stella Kenzakoski, Bear Creek. The groom is the son of James and Marla Anthony, Bear Creek. He is the grandson of Robert and Jane Anthony, Wilkes-Barre, and the late Harold and Mary Williams, Bloomsburg. The bride was given in marriage by her father and chose her sister, Heather Dutko, as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Carissa Anthony, sister of the groom, and Breanne Zampetti, Lauren Kropa and Holly Zbysheski, all longtime friends of the bride. The groom chose Stephen Thompson, longtime friend of the groom, as his best man. Groomsmen were Brad Anthony, cousin of the groom, and Randall Johnson and John Cipala, close friends of the groom. Ethan Sott, nephew of the bride, served as junior groomsman. The bride was honored with a bridal shower by the mothers of the bride and groom at Fire & Ice in Dallas. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom at Wildflowers at East Mountain Inn, WilkesBarre. An evening cocktail hour and reception were held at Friedman Farms, Dallas. The bride is 2002 graduate of Pittston Area High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in medical studies and a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Kings College in 2007. She is employed as a physician assistant in family practice in Nanticoke. The groom is a 2001 graduate of James M. Coughlin High School. He earned an associate’s degree in surveying technology from Pennsylvania State University in 2004. He is employed as a survey crew chief for a local construction company. The couple honeymooned in the Outer Banks, N.C. They reside in Lehman with their two dogs, Kiya and Oagie. of the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. The ceremony was performed by officiant Dolly L. Paul. The bride is the daughter of Russell and Mary Jo Baldesare, Nanticoke. The groom is the son of Stephen Buchinski and Carolyn Buchinski, Nanticoke. The bride was given away in marriage by her father. She chose her sister-in-law, Jennifer Baldesare, as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Stephanie Buchinski, sister of the groom, and Lindsay Brown, Katie Howard and Kim Letizi, friends of the bride. The flower girl was Maris Buchinski, niece of the groom. The groom chose his brother, David Buchinski, as his best man. Groomsmen were Jason Baldesare, brother of the bride, and Christopher Meadows, Joseph Nasser and Kevin Wilkes, friends of the groom. The rings bearers were Gavin Baldesare, nephew of the bride, and Jalen Buchinski, nephew of the groom. Scripture readings were given by Stephen Donlin and Brian Thomas, friends of the groom. An evening cocktail hour and reception were held at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. The bride was honored at a bridal shower hosted by the mothers of the bride and groom and her aunt, Linda Perry, at the Wyoming Valley Country Club. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Greater Nanticoke Area High School and a 2007 cum laude graduate of the University of Kentucky, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing. She earned her Master of Science degree in sport management from the University of Kentucky in 2009. She is employed as a marketing manager by MicroStrategy Inc., Vienna, Va. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Greater Nanticoke Area High School and a 2005 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in information science technology. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Marshall University in 2007. He is employed as a consultant by IBM, Herndon, Va. The couple resides in Arlington, Va.

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at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township, by the Rev. Joseph A. Greskiewicz. The bride is the daughter of Bonnie and Gerald Cobleigh, Dallas. Christine is the granddaughter of Phyllis Culver and the late Phillip Culver, Dallas, and the late Reba and Clint Cobleigh. The groom is the son of James Kaskiel, Dallas, and Joan Kaskiel. James is the grandson of Dorothy and Ellsworth Oley, Plains Township, and the late Rose and Walter Kaskiel. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She chose her dear friend, Katlin Evans, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Marissa Zaleski and Michele Perkins, friends of the bride. Flower girl was Mackenzie Hagenbaugh, cousin of the groom. The groom chose his brother, Ryan Kaskiel, as best man. Groomsmen were Gary Cobleigh, brother of the bride, and Chris Racoski, friend of the groom. Tyler Cobleigh, nephew of the bride, served as usher. Ring bearer was Cameron Hagenbaugh, cousin of the groom. Scripture readings were given by Hollie Browning, cousin of the groom. Musical selections were performed by Jill Antall, soloist and organist, accompanied by Stephen Trygar, trumpet player. The bride was honored at a shower given by her mother, grandmother and the bridal party at the PAV banquet facility, Plains Township. The father of the groom hosted a party following the rehearsal at his home in Dallas. An evening cocktail hour and reception were held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Hall, Pittston. The couple resides in Plains Township with their dogs, Star and Fitz.

Padavan, Comstock
Comstock and Matthew Mark S amantha Marie Padavan, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kevin and Donna Comstock, West Pittston. She is the granddaughter of Nancy Comstock and the late James Comstock, West Pittston, and George and Charlotte Reeves, Delran, N.J., formerly of Mountain Top. The prospective groom is the son of Frank and Linda Padavan, Pringle. He is the grandson of John Padavan and the late Shirley Padavan, Pringle, and the late Thomas and Florence George, Wilkes-Barre. Samantha is a 2003 graduate of Wyoming Area High School. She earned her degree as a radiologic technician from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Samantha is employed as an interventional technician at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Matthew is a 1999 graduate from Wyoming Valley West High School. He attended Wilkes University. Matthew is self employed. The couple will exchange vows at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Lehman, on May 26, 2012.

Osenkarski, Petrilla
ngela Marie Asacrament ofPetrilla and Charles V. Osenkarski III were united in the marriage Oct. 22, 2011, at St. John the Baptist Parish, Hazleton. The bride is the daughter of John and Joan Petrilla, Hazleton. The groom is the son of the late Charles and Nadine Osenkarski, Duryea. The bride, given in marriage by her father, chose her sister, Jennifer Petrilla, as maid of honor and Joanne Lushefski, Theresa Petrilla, Lynette Kollar and Jennifer Andes as bridesmaids. Flower girl was Jenna Skibitsky, daughter of the bride. Junior bridesmaid was Skylar Osenkarski, daughter of the groom. The groom chose close friend, David Kivak, as his best man and Chris Lushefski, Rodney Harashinksi, Michael Petrilla and Joseph Bradigan as groomsmen. Charlie Osenkarski, son of the groom, was the ring bearer. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Misericordia University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business management. She is employed by Dish Network, based out of Denver, Colo., as a strategic area manager for the Northeast. The groom is owner and operator of CVO Mechanical, heating and air conditioning servicing the Greater Wilkes-Barre area. The couple resides in Plains Township.

The Donnellys
Mrs. William Plymouth, will their 70th M r. andanniversarymarkM. Donnelly, wedding on Dec. 20. Bill and Ruth were married in 1941 by the late Rev. Patrick Hopkins. Mr. Donnelly was a sales representative for the Keebler Company and Mrs. Donnelly is the former Ruth Barton. The Donnellys are the parents of Ruthanne Dickinson, Fayetteville, and William F. Donnelly, Stratford, N.J. They have five grandchildren, Gayle Cooper, Joyce Moore, Kathy Kilgannon, Jessica Chestnut and Jenelle Cutitta. They also have eight great-grandchildren. They are active in church affairs and enthusiastically involved with their family. Their anniversary will be celebrated in Plymouth.

BIRTHS
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Nagorski, Haley and Ronald Lee Scott Jr., Forty Fort, a daughter, Nov. 29. Ardo, Elena M. and Mark A. Griffith Jr., Pittston, a daughter, Nov. 29. Iveson, Mary and William, Larksville, a son, Nov. 29. Demace, Desiree and Andrew Mecca, Pittston, a daughter, Nov. 29. Kaposich, Laura and Sean Corcoran, Plains Township, a daughter, Nov. 29. Piperato, Samantha and Ryan James Warnagiris, Larksville, a son, Nov. 29. Lomax, Courtney and Charles Schillinger, Pittston, a daughter, Nov. 30. Barrouk, Jessica and Greg, Wilkes-Barre, a son, Nov. 30. Felia, Jaclynne and Stephen Davis, Hudson, a daughter, Nov. 30. Newman, Jesica and Richard Singletary, Larksville, a son, Dec. 1. Dinstel, Heather Marie and Jonathan Alec, Harveys Lake, a son, Dec. 2. Bromack, Tiffany and Mark Bella, Luzerne, a son, Dec. 2. Thomas, Melanie and Chad Fulkersin, Larksville, a daughter, Dec. 2. Riley, Shea and Gregory, Wyoming, a son, Dec. 2.

Curet, Kimberly and Jae Harrison, Wilkes-Barre, a daughter, Dec. 3. Johnson, Stephanie and Eddie Wilson, Wilkes-Barre, a daughter, Dec. 3. Borys, Catherine and Carl H. Dohl, Shickshinny, a daughter, Dec. 3. Creasing, Krystal and Robert Tatarynw Jr., Forty Fort, a son, Dec. 4. Kottler, Cathleen Lynn and Edward Novak, Dallas, twin daughter and son, Dec. 5. Smigielski, Linda and George Sibley Jr., Kingston, twin sons, Dec. 6. Orr, Lauren and Gregory, West Pittston, a son, Dec. 6. Adams, Sherri and Timothy Wilk, WilkesBarre, a daughter, Dec. 7. Murray, Marissa and Chris Slusser, Wilkes-Barre, a daughter, Dec. 8. Anderson, Samantha and James McCree, Wyoming, a son, Dec. 9. Caridi, Alissa and Dennis, Luzerne, a daughter, Dec. 9. Caruso, Portia, Plymouth, a daughter, Dec. 9. Arnold, Tiffany and Shawn Bralczyk, Plymouth, a daughter, Dec. 10. Eckler, Candice and Max Gorman, WilkesBarre, a son, Dec. 10. Knoss, Jessica and Eric Kujat, Hanover Township, a daughter, Dec. 1 1. Nichols, Danna, Wilkes-Barre, a son, Dec. 11. Middlebrooks, Destiney C. and Laron H. Williams, Wilkes-Barre, a son, Dec. 12. Meyers, Michaelene and David Egan, Wilkes-Barre, a daughter, Dec. 12.

Kaminski, Viti
Jane Kaminski and Timothy with A ndreaMichael Viti, togetherengagetheir families, announce their ment and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of James and Barbara Kaminski, Hanover Township. The prospective groom is the son of Alan Viti, Hanover Township, and the late Jill Viti. Andrea is a 2004 graduate of Hanover Area High School and a 2007 graduate of Lehigh Valley College, where she earned an associate’s degree in business administration and fashion merchandising. She is employed as an assistant manager at Kurlancheek’s Home Furnishings. Timothy is a 2003 graduate of Hanover Area High School and is employed as an assistant manager at R and H Ace Hardware. The happy couple will exchange vows in 2013.

Eva Chiarucci to celebrate 97th birthday
rucci, Rosalie Eichhorn and Tony Chiarucci, all of Dallas. She has eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A family party was held to celebrate while her brother, Nicholas Podushak, 92, was visiting from Milwaukee, Wis. Chiarucci, Dallas, her 97th birthday on Dec. 19. E va has three children,will celebrate Eva Lewis Chia-

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HONOR ROLL
Crestwood Middle School
Brian Baddick, principal, Crestwood Middle School, recently announced the first quarter Honor Roll. Grade 7: Principal’s Honors: Paige Allen, Lauren Anderson, Lance Blass, Gregory Chang, Anna Clark, Alyssa Cuono, Suraj Dalsania, Joshua Edwards, Maria Ellis, Kimberly Floyd, Amanda Goss, Madeline Heller, Cara Henahan, Megan Hudock, Nicholas Jones, John Kehl, Trent Kelley, Michael Kozelsky, David Lackenmier, Cataldo Lamarca, Emily Lehman, Rebecca Navin, Jordan Olenginski, Alexandra Olszyk, Amelia Prezkop, Lauren Rowski, Gwyneth Shermanski, Troy Simko, Rachel Speck, Olivia Stemrich, Nicole Teberio, Stephanie Thorpe, Curtis Tokach, Emily Traficante. High Honors: Alyssa Allen, Zachary Anderson, Nicholas Andrews, Ashton Balliet, Hannah Barry, Noah Coffin, Drake Dewald, Marlee Dillon, Matthew Dopp, Natalie Everett, Samantha Forgatch, Alexa Gaetano, Kate Garcia, Seth Gollmer, Emma Goodbred, Madisyn Granoski, James Graves, Alexa Hady, Jeremy Hannen, Taylor Herron, Jai Hoover, Zariah Januszewski, Danielle Jones, Schyler Kelsch, Allison Knorek, Mackenzie Koslop, Jordan Kotowski, Noah Kulp, Madisyn Lowe-Konen, Samuel Majdic, Abigail Martino, Zachary Matson, Garrett Mcafee, Nicholas Miller, Maria Morgante, Andrea Pegarella, Madison Poharski, Madison Quijano, Christian Rickrode, Hunter Rinehimer, Jake Rosner, Neil Simasek, Alexandria Smolenak, Daniel Tron, Gianna Uhl, Reagan Venturi, Jacob Way, Taylor Wells, Justin Whetstone, Mandi Wise. Honors: Austin Amelung, Ian Antosh, Brandon Belfonti, Nicholas Davis, Noah Dean, Sara DeSino, Alexander Despirito, Alexis-Taylor Ermish Gattuso, Steven Evans, Kyle Frisbie, Kyle Gegaris, Jessica Gittens, Jelena Goldstein, Paige Good, Tyler Govan, William Hall, Hunter Hashagen, Elizabeth Hines, Brianna Hischak, Zachary Humenick, Brandy Jones, Jeremy Jones, Kyle Katra, Thomas Keber, Adam Keil, Aaron Keller, Bradley Kotarsky, Brittany Krout, Matthieu Lacoste, Justin Lukashewski, Marissa Margalis, Kristina Mayewski, Nina McCormack, John McGroarty, Kaytlyn Miscavage, Alyson Muse, Dylan Perrone, Kristen Petroski, Tanner Pitman, Kelsey Price, Brittany Randall, Kyle Richards, Quinn Roberts, Kyle Sarluca, Tatiana Scaramastro, Corie Schoch, Monica Schuler, Kristen Skatuler, Kaitlin Snipas, Jennifer Soto, Samantha Spadell, Lacey Stemrich, Erin Tollinger, Emily Van Fossen, Stephen Wegener, Hannah Williams. Grade 8: Principal’s Honors: Hannah Ackers, Alexandra Ayers, Lauren Carter, Sarah Denion, Derek Distasio, Tara Full, Danielle Gendler, Jeffrey Glynn, Haley Grebousky, Olivia Hassinger, David Havard, Preston Israel, Joshua Kaminski, Jenna Kanyak, Jennifer Katulka, Connor Kee-

Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Rho chapter holds tea
The President’s Tea of the Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Rho chapter was recently held at the home of Karen Mertz. The tea was hosted by co-presidents, Kim Socash and Shirley Breymeier. Some of the participants, from left, first row: Jill Yurko, prospective new member; Louann Schrader, state president of Delta Kappa Gamma; and Julie Schaub, prospective new member. Second row: Sue Young, co-sponsor; Socash; Breymeier; and Sharon Hartshorne, sponsor. Absent from photo is Laurie Ayre, sponsor.

Solomon students participate in band festival
Members of the Solomon/Plains Junior High School Music Department, under the direction of Brian Fischer, participated in the Marywood University Honors Band Festival. Over 40 schools from throughout Pennsylvania participated in the two-day event hosted by Dr. Fred Rommines, band director at Marywood University. The band, orchestra and chorus of the school will present the annual holiday concert 1 p.m. Tuesday in the school gymnasium. Honors Band Festival participants, from left, are Deanna Richards, clarinet, and Melanie Aberant, trumpet.

Holy Redeemer Homecoming Court celebrates at rally
Holy Redeemer High School announced its 2011 Homecoming Court at the end of a week of Homecoming activities that included a pep rally and parade. Members of the court and the king and queen were elected by the senior class. Participants, from left: Devin Phillips, Shavertown; Dalton Ell, Plains Township; Mary Katherine Evans, Mountain Top; David Bertram, Wilkes-Barre; Allison Banks, Dallas; Mario Adajar IV, Plains Township; Sarah Skiro, 2010 Homecoming queen; Danielle Rose, 2011 Homecoming queen, Wilkes-Barre; Zachary Evans, 2011 Homecoming king, Mountain Top; Tim Lambert, 2010 Homecoming king; Sara Cavanaugh, Plains Township; Robert Arensmeyer, Kingston; Haley Kazmierski, Wilkes-Barre; Jeff Capaci, Mountain Top; Vera Sedlak, Kingston; and Chris Kabacinski, Duryea.

WWII vet shares stories with GNA sixth-graders
Local World War II veteran Joseph H. Wilczewski spoke with his niece Linnea M. Wilczewski’s sixth-grade reading class at the Greater Nanticoke Area Educational Center. Wilczewski was recently interviewed by sixth-grade student Devn Thomas. He shared his experiences as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard who joined services with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was awarded numerous medals including, The American Area Campaign, Phillipean Liberation, Asiatic/Pacific Area Campaign, Coast Guard Good Conduct and the WWII Victory Medal. Wilczewski is also a member of the American Legion and has volunteered at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre Township, for over 30 years. At the presentation, from left are Joseph Wilczewski, Thomas and Linnea Wilczewski.

Classic Properties helps out flood victims
Classic Properties recently held a collection to benefit Wyoming Valley flood victims. With some of the donations, from left, first row, are Steve Farrell, Mary Cordaro, Nikki Callahan, Carol Shedlock and Paul Donahue. Second row: Paul DeFabo, Whitney Lopuhovsky,Sandy Oros, Darcy Usavage and Sharon Baker.

nan, Sydney Kellar, Noah Kita, Emily Liberaski, Amy Loveless, Michelle Loveless, Derek Lutz, Ian Malia, Zachary Metzger, Kyle Mitchell, Alison Moyer, Abbey Murphy, Ashley Paranich, Michael Paranich, Megan Parsons, Jay Patel, Alee Pettit, Rachel Pickett, Hunter Pitman, Isabella Possinger, Jillian Prezkop, Madeline Ritsick, David Scavone, Emily Shiplett, Robert Shovlin, Taylore Smigelski, Richard Supkowski, Ryan Toporcer, Alaina Williams, Tyler Zasada. High Honors: James Albee, Matthew Andrews, Kyle Argenziano, Sierra Austin, Skye Benninger, Spenser Bevins, Bailey Bowman, Patrick Brennan, Sarah Burleson, Mary Cooper, Alexis Davidson, Skyler Davis, Elizabeth Dessoye, Erik Diel, Mark Dixon, Skyler Dixon, Courtney Dornheim, Madison Emanski, Sean Ermish, Sarah Estok, Breann Fetterman, Christa Filbert, Mendell Foreman, Bailey Gallagher, Madisen Gavin, Maxwell Gentilesco, Allison Geroski, Sarah Gower, Wilson Guarnera, John Hawley, Cassandra Holbrook, Robert Hopkins, Cara Jarmiolowski, Kara Johnson, Brian Jumper, Bernhard Kahlau, Erika Karassik, Joshua Keil, Timothy Kindler, Christian Kintz, Jason Klusewitz, Richard Kresge, Stefan Krupski, Harley Langford, Michael Leri, Lance Lysiak, Abigail Macko, John Macri III, Ryan Magin, Alexander Makowski, Joshua Malkemes, Sadie Mcnulty, Sean Meehan, Nathan Mehalick, Morgan Melovitz, Mckenna Mera, Joanne Monfiletto, Gavin Morgans, Julie Murphy, Alice Novatnak, Morgan Novosel, Rebecca Ortiz, Nicole Paranich, Kishan Patel, Grace Penney, Yekaterina Petrash, Michaela Plouffe, Irfan Punekar, Daniella Ramirez, Lindsay Ratushny, W. Jacob Reilley, Brandon Rinehimer, Ryan Rogan, Seamus Rother, Kyle Sanders, Connor Sheloski, LeeAnn Shene, Gabriella Slucki, Samantha Stasko, Jesse Steltz, Joshua Sterling, Amanda Stopper, Ashleigh Thomas, Nicholas Tomlinson, Abigale Walton, KevinWascavage, Nicole Wert, Jordan Wilkinson, Austin Wood, Joshua Wynn, Paige Zaleppa. Honors: Alexis Ankiewicz, Timothy Antosh, Jessie Bonnevier, Paige Borowski, Michael Brooks, Sarah Brown, Morgan Cavanaugh, Mallory Dixon, Zachary Fisher, Zebulon Fornitt, Gabriel Hagen, Nathan Hedgepeth, Zachary Howton, Alexa Johnson, Aaron Jumper, Lily King, Logan Knapp, Haleigh Lassiter, Lauren Lehnowsky, Ryan Leroy, Karissa Levenoskie, Katie Lieberman, Michael Lunney, Haley Lyle, James Mack, Emily Malys, James Martino, Megan McClintock, Elizabeth McGrath, Matthew Mickowski, Rachel Morgan, Alison Morrison, Amy Paisley, Tyler Papura, Taryn Pecile, Amanda Petroski, Brett Reidinger, Katie Reilly, Idelys Reyes, Chase Riccio, Stacey Rodrigues, Conor Rogan, Kayla Roman, Andrew Ryman, Kaitlin Saake, Alexander Scaramastro, Jaimie Scholl, Aytionna Scott, Tyler Scott, Brianna Scutt, Joel Sledziewski, Taylor Stemrich, Emily Supko, Morgan Swartwood, Melissa Szmurlo, Allyson Talarico, Nicole Van Kirk, Olivia Wessels, Stephanie Wychock, Ryan Zielinski. Grade 4: Highest Honors: Najeeb Bilal, Trinity Caballero, Zachary Dougalas, Autumn Fenescey, Destiny Hopkins, Destiny Howard, Zuleima Mero, Collin Mosier, Johnny Nunez, Rachell Reyes Martinez, Rosalinda Sosa, Timothy Wielgopolski. High Honors: Joseph Ammons III, Cylee Delp, Nevina Dietterick, Michael Fox, Kennedy Hoagland, Keyana Lopez, Shane McNeill, Casey Molina-Vergara, Jahmaal Patterson, Jr., Miracle Ruiz, Ashley Saldivar, Jeremy Simon, Michael Smeraglio, Kobe Sofa, Yamilet Sosa. Honors: Keanu Ammons, Ashley Baret, Heather Campbell, Curtis Chandler, Camaar Epps, Skylynn Gonzalez, Melissa Laureano Martinez, Jeffrey Mayers, Jr., Holly Raineri, Crystal Tlatenchi, Kristian Vasquez. Grade 3: Highest Honors: Chase Albritton, Hannah Cook, Erin Leonard, Kelis Quiller, Ada Soriano. High Honors: Selene Amigon, Xavier Banaszek, Kelsey Bellus, Trey Collins, Cindy Espinoza, Thaily Espinoza-Onofre, Dylan Fox, Alexandra Gomez, Angelina Herbert, Dacasta Johnson, Markel Johnson Soules, Peter Lubinski, Autumn Mastropasqua, Brian Norbert, Nevaeh Olson, Vanessa Reyes Guadarrama, Michael Robbins, Onnalee Rolon, Michelle Secter, Aliviah Seeman, William Urivazo Andrade, Ashley Ventura-Aguilar, Guadalupe Vergara-Perez, Cameron Yelland. Honors: Konan Desire Dayato, Amber Douglas, Christopher Englert, Kiana Everett, Kallista Fahy, Johan Guzman, Jamese Holmes, Jazmin Hughes, Carl Johnson, Ky-Asya Johnson, Danny Lam, Kaitlyn Mastropasqua, Darnell Moore, Alexavier Munoz, Isabella Painter, Savanna Radecki, Arthur Reese III, Maleek Robinson, Cristian Sosa Sanchez, Sabreena Tlatenchi, Imaad Toney, Sandra Vasquez.

HONOR ROLL
Dodson Elementary School
Dodson Elementary School recently announced the Honor Roll for the first quarter. Grade 6: Highest Honors: Khira Cook, Jaryah Patterson, Kayla Secter. High Honors: Equira Ammons, Serenity Bonk, Sara Chmielewski, Chloe Delp, Vanessa Everett, Ti’Ahnna Hollis, Areli Lopez Flores, Kiara Mitchell, Ronald Peguero, Isabel Ponce, Analy Suarez-Vergara, Ny’Sira Thomas, Jeffrey Yanez. Honors: Ariel Boyer, Dominique Cropp, Janell Czerpak Ariana Dale, Shania DiFlorio, Wendy Espinoza, Oneisha Garallues, Heavyn Garey, Jessica Harris, Tyler Harris, Michael Hughes, Alshamik Lee, Chelsea Lezama, Gianna Miller, Meghan Moyer, Jada Redditt, Tunaja Riley, Kaylee Smith, Frankie Sosa, Emily Vital, Tawanna Winstead. Grade 5: Highest Honors: Emily Apolinaro, Skylar Elmy, Mackenzie Shovlin, Annah Wielgopolski, Tyler Yelland. High Honors: Olivia Adolphus, Ashley Amigon, Rafael Amigon, Shadimon Anderson, Kyle Baxter, Isaiah Bell, Van Bui, Carl Clemonts, Destiny Englert, Bryant Espinoza-Juarez, Stephanie Hinz, Elijah Hollis, Nicole Jarski, Maryam Kratz, Samantha Levy, Casey Mulligan, Latifat Oseni, Kianna Quinones, Kelly Rivera, Alicia Rodriguez, Juan Rojas, Destiny Tolbert, Asucena Vergara. Honors: Savon Collins, Jordan Cornell, MaryKay Giza, Sashan Gonzalez, Niya Hickson, Kacie Hogan, Nivek Jenkins, Angel Lopez, Miguel Olea, Tyler Shea, Kasia Stewart, Deshaun Stone, Michelle Tapia, Brandy Vergara, Philip Wydra.

Kennedy/GNA Elementary Centers name Students of the Month
Students of the Month for October were recently announced at Kennedy and GNA Elementary Centers in Nanticoke. The Super Star of the Month is Natalia Levandowski. Star students, from left, first row, are Alexis Atkins, Riley Baird, Jarred Balliet, Dylan Bonick, Asia Branton and Owen Brown. Second row: Benjamin Bugdonovitch, Brandon Bukofski, Gabrielle Cameron, Amanda Cheslaw, Austin Cheslaw and Becky Colon. Third row: Garrett Dzugan, Kaleigh Hamm, Philip Kile, Natalia Levandwoski, Syraia Maney and Samantha Mazonis. Fourth row: Jonathan McDaniels, Caitlyn McHenry, Rielly Miller, Emalie Rowles, Joseph Sauers and Corey Wilson. Ava Catrone and Emilyann Remley were also students of the month.

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Holy Redeemer students join National Honor Society
Holy Redeemer High School recently held an induction ceremony for 65 new members of the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society. They join over 70 current members inducted last year. New members were inducted at a school assembly, which included a candle-lighting service and blessing of the National Honor Society pins. Members were inducted by Principal Anita Sirak and Vice Principals Abe Simon and Michael Booth. Officers for the 2011-2012 school year were also introduced at the ceremony. Officers are Dalton Ell, president; Nicole Phillips, vice president; Sara Cavanaugh, secretary; and Jeffrey Capaci, treasurer. New members for the 2011-2012 school year, seated first row from left: Nicholas Ambrulavage, Jeremy Astolfi, Michael Banas, Emily Becker, Krzysztof Bozentka, Nadine Carlo, Bethany Chmil, Matthew Collins, Thomas Cosgrove, Angela Costigan, Tyler Dougherty, Marissa Durako, Shane Flannery, Kyle Gainard, Cassandra Gill, Danielle Gorski, Alexandra Griswold, Sarina Hall, Jeremy Heiser, Dakota Hollock-Sinclair, Louis Jablowski and Cody Janusko. Second row: Kurt Jones, Kristen Kabacinski, Anna Kachmarski, Mary Kolojejchick, Maria Sara Kopczynski, Kellie Kopko, Michael Kosik, Ann Kotch, Sydney Kotch, Jacob Kozak, John Kozak, Katelyn Laskowski, Brendan Leahigh, Patrick Loftus, Thomas Madigan, Brandon Marx, Nicholas McCarroll, Stephanie McCole, Kasey Miller, Michael Mocion, Michael Morrison. Third row: Jeremy Myslowski, Angeli Nause, Jenna Nitowski, James Nixon, Victoria Reggie, Kayla Rhiel, Joseph Ruiz, Grace Rychwalski, Joshua Siecko, Matthew Slavoski, Rachel Sowinski, Christina Springer, Kaitlyn Stochla, Joseph Szczechowicz, Leanne Tabit, Ryan Tabit, Teresa Toomey, Ian Wagner, David Wert and Sarah Williams. Fallyn Boich and Tricia Harenza were also inducted.

HONOR ROLL
Ryan Miner, principal, and Joseph Rasmus, assistant secondary principal, Northwest Area Senior High and Middle School, recently announced the first quarter Honor Roll students for the 2011-2012 school year. Grade 7: High Honors: Kaelee Albertson, Forrest Callahan, Emily Demko, Shayla DiPasquale, Kiersten Eddinger, Samuel Edwards, Julia Grattan, Adam Grisham, Joseph Groff, Brian Hardiman, Emma Herbert, Ezra Judge, Morgan Kline, Morgan Lancenese, Amanda Learn, Katherine Noss, Luke Pavill, Skylar Peters, Michael Samulevich, Jesse Tarnowski, Cheyenne Wildoner, Sarah Zultevich. Honors: Victoria Buziak, Allison Dzoh, Brittani Jo George, Jakob Golden, Dannielle Grose, Dakota Harvey, Damaris Henderson, Tara Herman, John Leiby, Nicholas Levandowski, Benjamin Macierowski, Kennedy MacLean, Mitchell Mazonkey, Noah McGovern, Erika Merth, Justis Miller, Karleigh Poeth, Carlie Pszeniczny, Jessica Reed, Shelby Spencer, Skylynn Sprague, Dustin Thomas, Cole Ungvarsky, Haidyn Weber, Ania Williams, Dylan Womelsdorf, Devone Zagata, Kaelynn Zagata, Alijah Zielecki. Grade 8: High Honors: Ashley Brubaker, Rachel Connolly, Hannah Everett, Catherine George, Elizabeth Gurzynski, Katie Jones, Kaylee Kishbaugh, Sarah Kozlowski, Benjamin Krouse, Tanner MacDougall, Vincent Pavill IV, Terasa Pierontoni, Garrett Reese, Alex Schechterly, Brooke Stavitzski. Honors: Andrew Boberick, Douglas Campbell, Carlee Capece, Erin Cerase, Emily Clarke, Kelsey Cook, Alan Diltz, Maggie Dow, Angel Engle, Eric Evans, Haily Gee, Brianna Hardiman, Bryce Harrison, Cheyenne Huffman, Alexis Kennedy, Jillian Kondrosky, Anya Leitem, Joshua Marr, Selena Maybury,

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Abaigael Noss, Brandon Reno, Garrett Roche, Ariana Saxe, Zachary Schwartz, Jared Sivco, Kaelyn Strish, Alexis Verbinski, Jeremy Walsh. Grade 9: High Honors: Shelby Burke, Emily Gleco, Cody Hart, Hope Hudak, Margaret Murphy, Taylor Pawlik, Morganne Piestrak, Jacob Ratowski, Emily Snyder, Marissa Sorber, Kelby Truchon. Honors: Nathan Avery, Sarah Bilby, Anthony Boberick, Samantha Boyer, Matthew Boyes, Zachary Briggs, Tyler Burger, Megan Cragle, Breauna Decker, Emma Everett, Megan Finnen, Crystal Hillard, Joshua Huffman, Lindsay Kashnicki, Bryanna Krolick, Stephen Lehner, Emily Lencoski, Brad Linso, Shannon McCabe, Sydney Moyer, Lane Naugle, Olivia Piestrak, Tori Reinard, Faith Rierson, Mitchell Stepanski, Spencer Sutliff, Bailey Taylor, Anthony Trent, Emily Wassel, Curtis Whitmire, Kelsey Yustat, Rachel Zultevicz. Grade 10: High Honors: Kaitlin Agnello, Andrew Antolik, Bethany Ascenzi, Jessica Barchik, Emily Buerger, Hailey Chapin, Destiny Fisher, Eric Gurzynski, Kylee Hazur, Kyleigh Hoover, Sara Kashnicki, Kristen Kondrosky, Tessa Leck, Sierra Macierowski, Olivia Magni, Charles Margelewicz, Merre Martin, Olivia McCorkel, Joshua Piestrak, Angel Rollo, Cass Rupert, David Samulevich, Samuel Shaffer, Eric Shemelewski, Kylie Sidoti, Andrew Swiatek, Bruno Walkowiak, Ashley Williams. Honors: Scott Avery, Janet Bash, Kristin Bomboy, Ricki Carr, Alyssa Coutts, Wyatt Cox, Victoria Daltroff, Natasha Davenport, Trevor Dempsey, Daniel Diltz, Gray Godfrey, Samantha Harden, Austin Hill, Joseph Jenkins, Rhiannon Judge, Joshua Kosek, Ashley Kottler, Michael Lewis, Kendyl MacLean, Denver McCourt, Susan Mendegro, Logan Obes, Mason Peters, Justin Ratowski, Emily

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Solomon Plains Junior High School recently announced the Honor Roll for the first quarter. Grade 7: Highest Honors: Megan Domiano, Michelle Lanning, John Greskiewicz, Christopher Buckley, Jacob Heylek, Lauren Austin, Victoria Bilski, Katelyn Clewell, Morgan Daniels, Shannon Drevitch, James Fischer, Joseph Gayton, Jordania Grullen, Alexis Kowalski, Hunter Krzywicki, Rachael Lacomy, Stephen Moon, Bryona Pega, Julia Schneider, Tyler Sekelsky, Mark Archibold, Jeremy Bartkus, Matthew Malenovitch, Olivia Cabrera, Srivatsav Challa, Eric Christian, Michael Cinti, Angelina Davis, Kaitlyn Gurnari, Madysen Hawkins, Kevin Kozerski, Jacob Lupas, Paul Marinko, Victoria Martin, Thomas McKenna, Jocelyn Mendoza,Hannah Redding, Ronald Sepkoski, Colleen Tlucek, Kyle Williams, Rebecca Williams, Madison Yech, Emily Andrews, Ethan Catanello, Marco DeLuca, Victoria Gogick, Stephanie Hauser, Ryan Keyes, Sarah Knappman, Mary Jean Pistack, Courtney Regan, Mykala Slavish, Gillian Worsilla, Jason Zubris, Tyler Pagnotti. High Honors: Alyssa Allabaugh, Michelle Bidding, Steven Dressler, Arly Flores Cantoran, Brian Guzman, Naseem Johnson, Lizbeth Torres, Kennedy Burke, Cheyanna Derr, Shaniya Harris, Renalyn Heavener, Willie Henderson, Jacob Montanez, Melvin Robinson, Zachary Wojtash, Antonia Frankelli, Iliana Hernandez, Mekhi McDonald, Taylor PhillipsBanas, Madison Pugh, Kyler Scutt, Mydia Alonso, Emily Cicon, Malik Diop, Chase Nowak, Sahara Rachman, Diana Rodriquez, Christian Rodriguez, Christian Savage, Mykayla Timek, Savannah Blakeslee, Thomas Keil, Sarah Kelly, Maura Kresge, Kelly Locascio, Jelysa Rosario, Tatyana Rose, Dante Allen, James Gubiotti, Mattheew Hine, Jessica Kopcha, Jenna Rhodes, Geoffrey Walton, Emily Anderson, David Brigido, Robin Prado, Frank Castano, Ryan Gustinucci, Katie Anderson, Taylor Chronowski, Matthew Davison, Jacqulyn Miles, Lilly Nestor, Tyler Pagnotti, Courtney Rose. Honors: David Kosek, Jocelyn McGee, Alexander Hutz, Bailee Jones, Jayna Barreto, Shane Froncek, Sean Haughney, Julia Hurysh, Cassidy Monroe, Kyle Kowalski, Nikolas Werkheiser, Holly Campbell, Anthonie Hinkle, Andrew Lenkofsky, Dylan Sbano, Yvette Sosa, Jason Stachokus, ReneeTesauro, Jordan Austin, Alyssa Gilvary, Kery Smith, Adilene Sosa, Kiara Cotilla,, Stephen Moon, Alys-

Grade 8: Highest Honors: Victoria Romiski, Robert Anstett, Nicholas Cerep, Josh Gartley, Jacob Khalife, Michael Koury, Kalie Reed, Thomas Schwab, Emma Sukowaski, Brigid Wood, Kyra Wozniak, Tamar Bourdeau, Michael Brown, Sarah Jamieson, Rhea Mamola, Matthew Monaghan, Katrina Sennett, Mary Tona, Shae Lynn Briggs, Ryan Jackloski, Vita Kozub, Tyler Kurilla, Casey Lello, Alexandra Namey, Paige Parsnik, Austin Popple, Krystina Prince, Deanna Richards, Jessica Abraham, McKensie Lee, Walkeria Perez, Lizbeth Jaramillo, Breanne Georgetti, Wyatt Hardy, Josh Hvozdovic, Austin Kopeck. High Honors: Ashley Chell, Jamie Cortez, Josh Lozada, Kimmy Martinez, Maricarmen Padilla, William Schur, Stephanie Torres, Hailey Towne, Emily Glycenfer, Kylie Hummel, Alaina Klapat, Emily Krouchek, Nataya Lowman, Julissa Moore, Alexandra Rivera, Elisa Rivera, Agripina Torres, Rachel Wallace, Zachary Banaszek, Hailee Dumont, Phillip Guliano, Steven Johnson, Evan McManus, Allyssa Smalls, Ashleigh Brzenchek, Tyler Brzozowski, David Ceklosky, Griffen Gdovin, Israel Gonzalez, Katlyn Green, Brandon Howell, Zachary Kenzakoski, John Kozich, Amy Llewellyn, April Llewellyn, Thomas Lyons, Kristen Wilde, Amie Baboucarr, Ryan Colleran, Ryan Douglas, Christine Evans, Stanley Goekel, Meghan Kosek, Samantha Simms, Nicholas Zalaffi, Olivia Dalbo, Cassidy Steligo, Andrew Wynn, Robert Zbierski, Jessica Grumblis, Chelsea Hernandez, Samuel Meehan, Jesse Miller, Jose Rivera, Jade Wielgosz, Emily Kravitch, Hannah Kessler ,Colin Krokos, Kyle Krueger, Kennedy Rinish, Sam Sebia, Hailey Sheilds, Jacob Soller, Savannah Yohey, Amber Dunlap, Jasmine Figueroa, Evelina Meshko, Anna Anderson-Dirisio, Katarina Chiogna-Solovey, Ashleigh Frew, Jason Lammers, Samantha Rafferty, Arden Soriano, Aaron Tosh, Jason Voitek, Meghan Kosek. Honors: Yuriy Biletsky, Alexandra Bozek, Shaiann Butts, Alyssa Gyle, Zach King, John Owens, Scott Perrins, James Stevens, Melanie Aberant, Franco Balbuena, Allison Cosgrove, Desiree Fischer, Matthew Frankelli, Malcolm Mabray, Daniel Maciolek, Michael Pisano, Darlene Strouse, William Torres, Maddison Black, Jayda Lyn Nafus, Bryson Wardle, Jocelyn Lee, William Mills, Jeffrey Statkiwicz, Breanna Milbrodt, Krystal Nafus, Christopher Wright, Aubrey Wynn, Ryan Christian, Brittany Colson, Michael Espinoza, James Fuller, Mera Holmes, Francisco Martinez, Trellius Young, Star Gyle, Joseph Mansfeild, Tyreem Williams, Savanna Grimes, Megan Novak, Catherine Perez, Aaron Tosh.

Students in Mr. Kline’s firstgrade class at the Northwest Area Primary School recently made dioramas of their community as a social studies project. The students have been studying a unit on neighborhoods and communities. With their dioramas, from left, first row, are Chris Madl, Conner Shea, Jessee Engle, Sarah Whitenight, Bryce Johns, John Stritzinger and Thomas Bierly. Second row: Natalie Ames, Lilliann Smith, Kaylee Stuart, Kaid Wildoner, William Miller and Emilee DeGood. Third row: Matthew Sorber, Carter Hontz, Sydney Ogle, Jacob Kaminski, Landon Hufford, Angelina DiPino and Lexxi Sink.

Northwest first-graders make dioramas

Misericordia University nursing students in the Student Nurse Association of Pennsylvania recently donated three infant swings to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township. The student nurses organized various fundraisers to raise money for the purchase of the swings, including the sale of Misericordia University Nursing Department apparel, gift baskets and a bake sale. At the presentation, from left, first row: Bridget Harrison, Leesport; Kaitlyn Flannery, Mountaintop; and Sara Solomon, Wilkes-Barre. Second row: Vanessa Mayorowski, assistant professor of nursing; Casandra Casselbury, Laceyville; Krystal Burford, Conklin, N.Y.; James R. Sipple, Warrior Run; Danielle Nebzydoski, Pleasant Mount; Paula Considine, Dallas; Ashley Piontek, Plains Township; and Janice Divers, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

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Third graders sell lollipops to help McDonald House
Miss Palfey’s third-grade class representatives at the Dallas Elementary School thought of a creative way to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House for the holidays. They sold lollipops for a $1 from a lollipop tree in their classroom. All of the proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House as a Christmas present from the class. Class representatives, from left: Daniel Cochran, class judge; Evan Plank, class vice-president; Ryan Collins, class president; and Declan Dixon, class secretary.

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Jay Harvey, dean, Wyoming Seminary, recently announced the Upper School Dean’s List for the fall trimester of the 2011-2012 academic year. Dean’s List High Honors: Sai Abhishek, Oren Adam, Ali Ahmed, Ava Alexander, Imaz Athar, Nada Bader, Sean Banul, Rebecca Barnes, Michael Blaine, Brandon Bombe, Evan Botwin, Emily Brecher, Noah BrewerHoughton, Mary Siobhan Brier, Bethany Brody, Katelyn Buyarski, Qifang Cai, Seth Callahan, HanTing Cheng, Alexander Christine, Caitlin Conway, Henry Cornell, Jason Curtis, Rebecca Czajkowski, Salvadore Diaz, Hoang Doan Do, Matthew Doggett, Kelsey Dolhon, Atalia Dressler, Lauren Fernandez, Yifan Fu, Hannah Gabriel, Leah Goldberg, Jamie Goldstein, Bryden Gollhardt, Tyler Harvey, Jane Henry, Devin Holmes, Benjamin Hornung, Byoungjoon Jang, Gordon Stewart Kiesling, Christopher Kim, Alex Kolessar, Sarah Kwiatek, Scott Kwiatek, Lauren Larar, Phong Hoang Le, Chia-Yen Lee, Sun Ho Lee, Andrew Levandoski, Olivia Levine, Simpson; Xi Li, I-An Lin, Yan Liu, Yu-Liang Liu, Julia Mag, Katherine Marsman, Tyler Martin, Logan May, Danielle Melnick, Kristen Mericle, Megan Molitoris, Madison Nardone, Thi Thu Ha Nghiem, Loc Dang Xuan Nguyen, Ines Nowack, Adam O’Brien, Renata O’Donnell, Dakota Pace, Hoang Anh Phan, Gianna Plaksa, Kelly Platt, Adithya Pugazhendhi, Benjamin Puza, Ashlyn Reiser, Zachary Riegel, Adam Rinehouse, Katherine Rogers, Brandon Rome, Sukanya Roy, Thomas Rundell, Amanda Schall, Bradley Sedor, Nathan Shearn, Amy Shick, Olivia Smialek, Henry Smith, Isaac Sours, Emma Spath, Locchanan Sreeharikesan, Jingwen Su, Shenzhen, China, P.R.C.; William Thede, Hoang Viet Tran, Hai Yen Trinh, Alannah Trombetta, Mairead Tuttle, Krysten Voelkner, Tuan

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cided to take a “gap year” before attending college. Hiking the Appalachian Trail was the first segment in the gap. It “was always something in my mind I wanted to do,” he said. “As I got closer to applying to college, I had no idea what I wanted to do and I wanted more experience, so I took a gap year.” Roughly 2 to 3 million people visit the A.T. each year, according to the trail’s site, and about 1,800 to 2,000 people attempt a thruhike. Only one in four completes it. “Rain or shine, cold or hot, it’s very ritualistic,” Austin said about the hike. “It’s not always an adventure. It’s meditating.” One of his more difficult stretches came when Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee hit the East Coast. Day after day, Austin woke up to drenched belongings, and hiked through constant rainfall. “It’s so much of a mental battle convincing yourself to take the next step,” he said. Solitude Austin met other thru-hikers on the trail for company. In mid-October, he spent time traveling with a hiker headed to Atkins, Va., where he set a personal-best day of 33 miles. It was his 19th birthday. “I never (felt) lonely, but I have learned to appreciate conversation,” Austin said. That night, Austin said he was looking forward to catching sleep in a three-sided shelter, which are

common on the trail. There are more than 250 three-sided shelters placed along the trail to relieve hikers, according to the A.T. website. On the trail he often called “from mountain tops or ridgelines where cell service is the best, or from grocery stores” while resupplying, his mother, Beth Whitehead, said. “I told him before he left I would be happy if he just called to say, ‘Mom, this is the most beautiful view.’”

happens when a person is respon- celebrated his 50th birthday by making that hike with Steven. sible for himself.” Meet the hiker: Steven Pitts Steven, 19, a recent graduate of East Mecklenburg High, discovered the thrill of exploring while reading adventure novels. At 15, he began to plan a gap year to relieve his itch for adventure and hike the A.T. “I grew up being a huge fan of high fantasy novels and my dad gave me my love for hiking and the outdoors. Whenever I went camping, I felt like I was living out some of my favorite stories,” Steven said. Hiking the trail “seemed like the perfect way for me to have my own personal big adventure.” To celebrate the finish of his five-month hike, Steven’s family climbed to the summit of Spring Mountain, Ga., to greet him. “The entire trek was demanding. But not in the ways I expected,” Steven said. “It demanded that I endure long days over rough terrain and often in poor weather. But it also demanded me not to take the hike too seriously and ... enjoy the sights and experiences that the trail had to offer.” Unnerving encounters Along the trail, Steven encountered an abundance of wildlife, including a moose in Maine and nine bears in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. But it was an encounter with a falling tree that rattled his nerves. “I was coming up a switchback and I heard some small rocks shifting on the ground and I thought, ‘OK, it’s a rocky section of the trail, maybe someone is coming up.’ I heard it more and I looked up and there’s this massive tree in the middle of coming down right over the trail.” He had to scramble up the side of the bank to avoid being struck. “I walked up to it once I got my breath back,” he said. The downed tree was up to his chest in diameter. Reminders Steven advises new hikers to spend some time on a portion of the trail to become familiar with their surroundings before a thruhike, and to take it a day at a time. “There were a lot of times I really felt like quitting and I would be halfway up the trail and say I quit. But I couldn’t,” he said. It was the support of his parents, he said, that kept him going on the trail. “Whenever I was really down, they would remind me this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Said his mom, Ann Pitts: “In this day and age, I don’t feel like a four-year college is for every person, and I don’t think that’s what he wanted to do after school. What a better time (to explore, when) you’re young and you have no responsibilities?” sources.” Once Trent locked in on magic, it became an obsession. “We took him to about a thousand therapies, and we couldn’t get him to use that left hand,” said his father, Omar Rivas. “But in order to accomplish some of these illusions, he had to find a way to use it. And he did.” His dexterity became better, and he came out of his shell in a blast of smoke and glitter. Trent consumed every video he could get hold of from a variety of magicians — David Copperfield, Criss Angel, longtime Wisconsin Dells illusionist Rick Wilcox — and studied not only the tricks, but the theatrical style they each possessed. “He’sanatural-bornperformer,” Cathy Rivas said. “He’s a total ham. His trademark is ‘glitter and bling.”’

Trail magic While hiking in Virginia, Austin got a taste of “trail magic” when he stopped at a laundromat to escape the cold for a few hours. He wrote: “In this short amount of time I was given leftovers from the restaurant next door, offered a ride to a nearby Dollar General, and just when I was getting ready to walk to the shelter that the town built behind the laundromat for hikers, a family in a beat-up Volvo told me to wait there for just one more minute — 15 minutes later they returned with six hot dogs, hot chocolate mix, a liter of homemade, piping hot clam chowder and some Dr Pepper. Southern Sightseeing hospitality is alive and well.” Traveling above the tree line in Advice New England was a highlight on While the allure of the A.T. is the trail, Steven said. The views not for all, Austin says it was a along the White Mountains and great option for him during his the Presidential Mountain Range gap year, especially since he’s not were breathtaking. He also stumbled upon a large sure about a career yet. “You can be successful by filling field of quartz and saw the Lake of a mold,” he said, “but it’s much the Clouds, a body of water that sits atop the White Mountains at more fun to not.” “It is so hard to put into words about 5,000 feet. The highest elevation Steven what I’ve seen over the past five months,” said Beth Whitehead. climbed was Clingmans Dome in “Austin was a great kid when he the Smoky Mountains, at 6,643 left, but there is a maturing that feet, he said. Chris Pitts, his dad, together, that was really big.” Cathy Rivas reached out to the first magician Trent ever saw, Paul Lee, of Carol Stream, Ill., and he willingly became her son’s mentor. Lee started teaching Trent tricksandlettinghimcopypartsof his show, from the music to the scripted jokes. “In the beginning, he had a little trouble holding cards,” Lee said. “But it was fascinating. You see people with far less worries than he has give up on stuff. But he was going to do it no matter what. He was going to do it, and he would overcome the odds 99 percent of the time.” Melyn, the neurologist, said exposure to magic seems to have triggered a portion of Trent’s brain circuitry that was dormant but not damaged in the strokes he had at birth. “I think he has probably found a pathway to an area of the brain

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much as she could: music, movies and, around age 12, a magic show. Two years later, they saw another magician, and Cathy Rivas noticed how the show held her son’s attention. She bought him an instructional video that sat unwatched for a couple of years. Then one day she found him in the basement room where he spent most of his time, watching the video over and over, working out a trick one step at a time. It took hours of practice, but he got it: a simple trick with three cups and three balls, the balls seeming to pass magically through the solid bottoms of the cups as they’re stacked one atop the other. “That was big,” said his mother. “That he was able to put the steps

that is still open and receptive to learning, one that he had never usedbefore,”shesaid.“That’swhy he’s just blossoming in that field.” It’s unclear where in the brain this activity is happening, Melyn said, but it involves a combination of perception, vision and fine motor skills: “There’s a lot going on here. Look at his confidence, look at his head held high. He doesn’t have any depression anymore. He used to sit shyly in his seat and not offer much. Now he wants to show you what he can do.” She pointed out that U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona lawmaker who was shot in the head in January, can sing easier than she can speak at this point in her recovery, likely because singing uses a portion of the brain that wasn’t damaged in the shooting. “We have a lot of resources in our brains,” Melyn said. “It’s a matter of opening up your unseen re-

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Tanya Cheeseman and Samantha Phelan, King’s College juniors, have been awarded fulltuition scholarCheeseman ships to study during the spring semester in Northern Ireland as part of the Irish-American Scholars Program. Cheeseman of Freeland will study at the University of Ulster in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. She is majoring in biology with a minor in mathematics. Phelan of Newark, Del., will study at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is majoring in neuroscience and psychology. A Hearst Scholar and member of the college’s HonPhelan ors Program, Cheeseman is an active volunteer, serving as treasurer of the Oxfam America Club, a dental assistant with Volunteers in Medicine, and a member of Circle K, an international community service club sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Wilkes-Barre. She also volunteers for the Commission on Economic Opportunity. Cheeseman is also a member of the Pre-Health, Biology, Neuroscience and Mathematics clubs on campus and serves as a peertutor. A member of King’s Scholars in Service Program, Phelan participates in various community service projects throughout the academic year. She is also a member of the Columbiettes, a charitable division of the Knights of Columbus, and Circle K. She serves as the liaison between the Student Government Association and the Campus Ministry Center and Office of Volunteer Services at King’s. The Irish-American Scholars Program is sponsored by the Government of Northern Ireland; Ulster and Queen’s Universities; The Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education; and the Catholic, United Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches. American colleges and universities that accept students from Northern Ireland through the Business Education Initiative are eligible to participate. For more information on King’s Study Abroad Program, contact Mollie Farmer, director, at 2085986.

Madison Ranieli
Madison Ranieli, daughter of Joseph and Barbara Ranieli, is celebrating her eighth birthday today, Dec. 18. Madison is a granddaughter of MaryAnn Ranieli, Pittston Township; the late John Ranieli; and the late Alice and Alex Skursky, Exeter. She has two brothers, Jake, 5, and JohnRocco, 16 months.

Camren J. Krushnowski
Camren Joseph Krushnowski, son of Kim and Steve Krushnowski, Old Forge, is celebrating his fourth birthday today, Dec. 18. Camren is a grandson of Patricia Keyes, the late Gerald Keyes and Roberta and Steve Krushnowski, all of Plains Township. He is a great-grandson of Catherine Rampola, Wilkes-Barre. Camren has two brothers, Casey, 8, and Cael, 5.

Dallas Middle School students honored for academic achievement
Dallas Middle School recognized students earning Honors with Distinction at the first quarter Awards Assembly. Students who compiled a grade point average of 98 or higher for the first marking period were acknowledged with this honor. Honors with Distinction students, from left, first row, are Bryce Van Deutsch, Kaitlyn Connolly, Rebecca Balara, Rachel Rollman, Caroline Conrad, Cassidy Buda, Andrew Francis, Nate Maransky, Allie Stallard, Mira Patel, Rachel Luke, Kailtyn Chacke and Courtney Hoats. Second row: Greta Ketchner, Olivia Kimmerle, Riley Oremus, Jordan Wilson, Andrew Kovalick, Matt Metzloff, John Macey, Samantha Sorokin, Audrey Aristeo, Maxine DeRome, Paige Boyle, Jordan McLaughlin, Ally Rome and Krista Vivan. Third row: Jennifer Yencha, Katie Snedeker, Julia Ramirez, Sarah Strazus, Rayna Roberts, Lexi Spaciano, Angela Bendick, Sara Schwartz, Ann Metzloff, Troy Reinert, Shayla Stuart, Justin Marshall, Liam Barrett and Lauren Hudak. Fourth row: Kyleigh Kravitz, Ryan Martin, Mitch Kelly, Angelo Kwak, Justin Novitski, Catherine Blankensop, Chris Biesecker, Sukhmail Mathon, John Fessler, Michael Kovalick, C.J. Good, Ryan Cohen, Courtney Devens, Michelle Leonard and Emilee Zawatski.

Elijah Ropietski
Elijah Ropietski, son of Dara and Joe Ropietski, Harveys Lake, celebrated his seventh birthday Dec. 15. Eli is a grandson of Andrea Fallon and the late George Fallon, Sugar Notch, and Pat and Joe Ropietski, Wilkes-Barre. He is a great-grandson of Jean and Henry Balakier, Sugar Notch, and Anna Ropietski, WilkesBarre. Eli has a brother, Cael, 5, and a sister, Skya, 4.

Luke C. Silinskie
Luke Christopher Silinskie, son of Christopher and Tammy Silinskie, Breinigsville, celebrated his first birthday Dec. 4. Luke is a grandson of Joseph and Ann Marie Silinskie, Inkerman, and Patty Wilk and Girard Wilk, both of Avoca. He is a great-grandson of Marie Wilk and Charles Olisewski, both of Avoca.

Max S. Filchak
Max Spencer Filchak, son of Michael and Karen Filchak, Mountain Top, celebrated his sixth birthday Dec. 15. Max is a grandson of Dorothy Filchak, WilkesBarre, and Duncan Metzger, Pittston. He has a sister, Julia, 1 1.

Donegal Society Christmas party benefits McGlynn Learning Center
The Donegal Society recently hosted a children’s Christmas party at the Ramada Inn. A donation was made to the McGlynn Learning Center for its work with the children that reside at the Boulevard Townhouses. At the presentation, from left, first row, are Katherine Modrovsky, Max Weigable, Gavin Weisgable, Julia Gallagher, Amia Wade, Erynn Barancho, Patrick Francis, Charlie Modrovsky and James Modrovsky. Second row: Peggy Weisgable, chairperson; Sister Miriam Stadulis, director, McGlynn Learning Center; Sally Weiczorek, vice president, Donegal Society; and Mary McDermott, chairperson.

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The Dallas High School Student Council recently held a dance to collect toys for the U.S. Marines Corps Toys for Tots program. Some of the participants, from left, first row, are Sgt. Newman, U.S. Marine Corps; Frank Hullihen; Alex Klinges; Gabbie Volpetti; Briana Konecke; Samantha Zimniski; and LCpl. Stine, U.S. Marines Corps. Second row: Chelsea Martin, Caitlyn Metz, Sarah Pomfret, Christine McCarthy, Elizabeth Hoover and Amanda Kotch. Students from King’s College recently visited the offices of Catholic Social Services in Wilkes-Barre to spend time with children involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge program. The students, members of the Mass Communications program at King’s, recently helped design the brochure for the Big Brothers Big Sisters 2012 ‘Bowl For Kids’ Sake.’ The students also provided various samples of ethnic foods to the children and played a series of games. Some of the participants, from left, first row: Brittney Frey; Karen Mercincavage, assistant technical professor, Mass Communications Department, King’s College; Sabrina Yelverton; Rebecca Coleman; and Leslie Miller. Second row: Matt Steltzer, David Castro, Nathan Madison, Sean McGowan and Timothy Meyer.

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McGloin was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center, where he was treated, examined and released, according to the school. Penn State’s camDrake pus police and its Office of Judicial Affairs are investigating the incident. The football program had no further comment. Interim coach Tom Bradley and players are scheduled to meet with reporters Monday in advance of the Nittany Lions’ TicketCity Bowl matchup against Houston on Jan. 2 in Dallas. Final exam week recently concluded as the team resumed practice for the bowl on Friday.
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Penn State starting quarterback Matt McGloin was briefly hospitalized Saturday after an altercation with a teammate. According to the university, Penn State police were called to the football team’s locker room after a report of a fight between McGloin and wide receiver Curtis Drake following practice.

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he autograph table was filled with a more than a century’s worth of talent and knowledge, when Yogi Berra sat down to talk with Don Zimmer. Standing just behind them was Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, as smart and sharp around a baseball field as anyone in the game. Around Hazleton, Russ Canzler is as heavy a hitter as any of them. And just as big of a story. He’s the kid who came from nowhere to make his major league debut with Tampa Bay last season, after languishing for six long years in the Chicago Cubs minor league system. All because Canzler never stopped believing he was going somewhere. “I set my goals high every year,” Canzler said, during a fundraising dinner Friday for the Hazleton Integration Project created by his Tampa Bay manager and fellow Hazleton native Joe Maddon. “I feel like I’m really able to help this team win championships at the major league level.” The Cubs picked him out of Hazleton Area High School in the 30th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. But despite hitting 66 homers, 132 doubles and driving home 322 runs over his first six seasons in the minors, Canzler was never promoted past the Double-A level with the Cubs. He accepted the situation and moved on. Road to the bigs Canzler signed with Tampa Bay’s organization as a six-year minor league free agent last year and immediately blossomed. It was more than Rays manager Maddon giving a fellow Hazleton boy a chance -- Canzler made his own breaks with the Rays. He excelled in his debut season in Triple-A, hitting .314 for Tampa Bay’s top minor league team in Durham, with 18 homers, 40 doubles and 83 RBI. Canzler connected for a grand slam on his first swing in Pennsylvania as a pro ballplayer, leading Durham past Lehigh Valley. He homered again in the Triple-A All-Star Classic to win the game’s most valuable player honors, and was selected as the International League MVP after the season ended. Only that’s where Canzler’s dreams really began. He made his big league debut against the Boston Red Sox in historic Fenway Park. He connected for his first major league hit at the new Yankee Stadium. He was part of a Rays team that made an improbable run over the season’s final three weeks and passed Boston for the American League wild card on the final day of the regular season. “What an unbelievable experience,” Canzler said. Through it all, Canzler gained valuable experience. It was only three games for the Rays, but Canzler hit .333 in them and drove home a run with a sacrifice fly. “I think that was huge,” Canzler said. “Just to get my feet wet, to be around those guys, to get that deer-in-theheadlights look out of the way.” Now he’s determined to find a way to stay with the Rays when spring training ends, and that preparation has already started for him. “Just working my butt off in the gym,” Canzler said, “trying to get ready for next season.” No matter what happens, it can’t get any better than this past one for him. Maybe that’s why the smile stayed on Canzler’s face from the moment he walked through the door at Friday’s fundraising dinner until he moment he left. Christmas came early for him.
Paul Sokoloski is a Times Leader sports columnist. You may reach him at 970-7109 or email him at psokoloski@timesleader.com.

PHILADELPHIA — From the beginning, there was little doubt the Phillies and Jimmy Rollins wanted to continue their 15-year marriage. In this city’s transformation from National League also-ran to baseball power, there was one constant: Rollins. And he will continue to man shortstop for the only team he has ever known. The Phillies agreed Saturday to a three-year, $33 million deal with Rollins, according to a baseball source. The deal, according to multiple reports, includes an $11 million vesting option for a fourth year. So long as Rollins stays healthy in 2014, he’s likely to attain that fourth year. The team would not confirm an agree
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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins goaltender Brad Thiessen makes a save against the Norfolk Admirals at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township on Saturday night.

Jimmy Rollins agreed to a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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1-4 and tightens up the East Division. With Hershey winning on Saturday, the Penguins and Bears are tied for first place in the division with 37 points, followed by Norfolk with 35. While the Penguins weren’t sharp for most of the second period, they did match the Admirals after spotting them a two-goal lead in the first five minutes of the game. Ben Street put the Penguins on the board at 10:41 of the first period when See PENS, Page 8C

he deflected Dan Henningson’s shot to make it 2-1. The goal was Street’s 10th of the season, half of which have come against Norfolk. Geoff Walker’s hard work during an early second period shift led Bryan Lerg’s game-tying goal. Walker skated around the back of the Norfolk net and into the left faceoff circle, spun and whipped a backhander on net. The shot deflected off Lerg in front and made it 2-2. “I really liked our response,” Penguins coach John Hynes said. “You know your team is ready to play and there’s a lot of hockey left.” Minutes later Norfolk put a temporary end to Brad Thiessen’s night and put the Penguins down 3-2. Admirals’

TAMPA, Fla. — Tony Romo was nearly flawless in getting the Dallas Cowboys back on track in the NFC East. Romo threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth score Saturday night, helping the first-place Cowboys beat the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-15. Dallas stopped a twogame losing streak in which it blew fourthCOWBOYS quarter leads to allow a seemingly solid grip on the division lead slip BUCANEERS away. The victory gave the Cowboys (8-6) a halfgame lead over New York. Although the Giants hold a tiebreaker advantage after beating Dallas 37-34 last week, the Cowboys can claim the division title and host a playoff game by finishing with wins the next two weeks over Philadelphia at home and the Giants on the road. The Bucs (4-10) lost for the eighth

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NANTICOKE—Nanticoke coach Alan Yendrzeiwski wasn’t too concerned when his team went into halftime trailing Wyoming Valley West by three points. He figured it was just a matter of time until his shooters got hot. “They were playing a 1-3-1 defense and I knew we were going to have an opportunity to get open shots,” Yendrzeiwski said. “We have some great shooters.” With senior guards Teresa Kalinay and Sammy Gow leading the way, the Trojanettes put on a 3-point shooting clinic in the second half as Nanticoke cruised to a 60-44 victory over the previously unbeaten Spartans on Saturday night.
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Tara Kalinay of Nanticoke, with ball, shoots over Tara Zdancewicz (32) of Wyoming Valley West during their game Saturday night.

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INJURY REPORT: On the NFL board, Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson is probable and QB Christian Ponder is probable; Miami QB Matt Moore is probable; Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger is probable.
NFL Favorite GIANTS Packers Saints BEARS BILLS TEXANS Titans Bengals Lions Patriots EAGLES CARDS Ravens Monday 49ERS [3] Steelers Note: The (O) after the opening line denotes that Oakland opened as a favorite. []-denotes a circle game. A game is circled for a variety of reasons, with the prime factor being an injury. When a game is inside a circle, there is limited wagering. The line could move a few points in either direction, depending on the severity (probable, questionable, doubtful, out) of the injury. College Football Favorite Tuesday St. Petersburg Bowl Fla Int’l Wednesday Poinsettia Bowl Tcu Thursday Las Vegas Bowl Boise St Saturday Hawaii Bowl So Miss December 26 Independence Bowl Missouri December 27 Little Caesars Bowl Purdue Belk Bowl NC State December 28 Military Bowl Toledo Holiday Bowl Texas December 29 Champs Sports Bowl Florida St Alamo Bowl Baylor December 30 Armed Forces Bowl Byu Pinstripe Bowl Rutgers Music City Bowl Miss St Insight Bowl Oklahoma December 31 Meinke Car Care Texas Bowl Texas A&M Sun Bowl Ga Tech 3 Utah 10 Northwestern 15.5 Iowa Favorite PANTHERS BLACKHAWKS BLUES 6.5 Wake Forest 2 Iowa St 2.5 Tulsa 9 Washington 3 Notre Dame 4 California 3 Air Force 1 Louisville 2 W Michigan 3.5 N Carolina 6.5 Nevada 13 Arizona St 11.5 La Tech 4 Marshall Points Underdog Points 7 14 [7] 3.5 [1.5] 6 6.5 7 1 (O) 5.5 3 7 2 Underdog Redskins CHIEFS VIKINGS Seahawks Dolphins Panthers COLTS RAMS RAIDERS BRONCOS Jets Browns CHARGERS Fight Hunger Bowl Illinois Liberty Bowl Vanderbilt Chick Fil-A Bowl Auburn January 2 Ticket City Bowl Houston Outback Bowl Georgia Capital One Bowl S Carolina Gator Bowl Florida Rose Bowl Oregon Fiesta Bowl Oklahoma St January 3 Sugar Bowl Michigan January 4 Orange Bowl Clemson January 6 Cotton Bowl Arkansas January 7 Compass Bowl Pittsburgh January 8 Go Daddy.Com Bowl Arkansas St January 9 BCS Championship Game Lsu 1.5 PK Alabama Note: The (V) after the opening line denotes that Virginia Tech opened as a favorite. NBA. Favorite December 25 KNICKS Heat LAKERS THUNDER Clippers PK 2.5 3 6.5 1.5 Celtics MAVERICKS Bulls Magic WARRIORS Points Underdog 1 No Illinois 5.5 Smu 7 Kansas St 2.5 W Virginia 1 (V) Va Tech 3.5 Stanford 4.5 Wisconsin 2 Ohio St 2 Nebraska 2.5 Michigan St 6 Penn St 1 Virginia 2.5 Cincinnati 3 Ucla.

Friday's Games Florida 3, Calgary 2, SO Buffalo 5, Toronto 4 Ottawa 6, Pittsburgh 4 New Jersey 6, Dallas 3 Chicago 4, Anaheim 1 Saturday's Games Boston 6, Philadelphia 0 Vancouver 5, Toronto 3 New Jersey 5, Montreal 3 Pittsburgh 8, Buffalo 3 Winnipeg 5, Anaheim 3 Detroit 8, Los Angeles 2 Tampa Bay 3, Columbus 2 St. Louis at Nashville, late N.Y. Islanders at Minnesota, late N.Y. Rangers at Phoenix, late Washington at Colorado, late Edmonton at San Jose, late Sunday's Games Carolina at Florida, 5 p.m. Calgary at Chicago, 7 p.m. Columbus at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Monday's Games Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Toronto, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Dallas, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 9 p.m. Detroit at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

American Hockey League
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA St. John’s ................ 27 16 7 4 0 36 98 83 Manchester ............. 30 17 11 0 2 36 80 78 Worcester ............... 24 12 6 3 3 30 67 59 Portland ................... 26 12 11 1 2 27 68 79 Providence.............. 29 11 15 1 2 25 62 91 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Penguins............... 28 16 7 1 4 37 87 73 Hershey.................. 27 15 7 3 2 35 98 80 Norfolk.................... 28 16 11 0 1 33 101 82 Syracuse................ 26 12 11 2 1 27 85 86 Binghamton ........... 29 10 17 1 1 22 66 87 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Connecticut............. 27 16 8 1 2 35 89 79 Adirondack.............. 26 14 10 1 1 30 77 68 Albany...................... 27 12 11 3 1 28 64 84 Bridgeport ............... 27 11 12 3 1 26 80 93 Springfield............... 27 12 14 1 0 25 77 77 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Charlotte................. 29 16 11 1 1 34 79 75 Milwaukee .............. 24 16 7 0 1 33 75 62 Chicago .................. 26 12 10 1 3 28 70 72 Peoria ..................... 29 13 14 1 1 28 92 90 Rockford ................. 27 10 14 1 2 23 85 100 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto.................... 27 15 8 3 1 34 82 73 Grand Rapids ......... 27 12 12 1 2 27 84 84 Rochester ............... 27 11 11 4 1 27 72 77 Lake Erie................. 28 12 14 1 1 26 66 73 Hamilton .................. 27 10 13 1 3 24 57 83 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Houston................... 28 16 4 2 6 40 83 66 Oklahoma City........ 27 19 7 0 1 39 82 60 Abbotsford .............. 28 19 8 1 0 39 73 64 San Antonio ............ 27 13 14 0 0 26 62 78 Texas....................... 25 11 13 0 1 23 72 77 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Friday's Games Connecticut 6, Bridgeport 3 Charlotte 4, Chicago 2 St. John’s 4, Manchester 2 Worcester 5, Albany 1 Providence 2, Springfield 1 Binghamton 3, Adirondack 1 Hershey 4, Norfolk 3 Penguins 3, Syracuse 2 Grand Rapids 3, Lake Erie 2 San Antonio 3, Rochester 2, OT Milwaukee 2, Toronto 0 Peoria 5, Rockford 2 Houston 4, Texas 1 Abbotsford 4, Hamilton 3, SO Saturday's Games Springfield 2, Albany 1. Hershey 5, Bridgeport 2 Portland 4, St. John’s 3 Providence 2, Connecticut 1 Norfolk 5, Penguins 2 Worcester 5, Binghamton 2 Lake Erie 3, Grand Rapids 0. Adirondack 4, Syracuse 3 Toronto at Peoria, late Rochester at Texas, late. Houston at Oklahoma City, late Milwaukee at Rockford, late Today's Games Binghamton at Adirondack, 3 p.m. Worcester at Manchester, 3 p.m. St. John’s at Portland, 4 p.m. Toronto at Chicago, 4 p.m. Hamilton at Abbotsford, 4 p.m. Bridgeport at Providence, 4:05 p.m. Texas at San Antonio, 4:30 p.m. Norfolk at Hershey, 5 p.m. Oklahoma City at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Peoria at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Rochester at Houston, 6:05 p.m.

NOTE: The line on the Clippers - Warriors game shifted from an open of Golden State -2, to the LA Clippers -1.5 after the trade for Chris Paul. NOTE: The number in brackets is the over/under total for each game. College Basketball Favorite NORTHEASTERN Yale IOWA ST MISSOURI FLORIDA ST Virginia ST. BONA NORTHWESTERN PEPPERDINE OREGON ST Points 1 1.5 16 30 15.5 2.5 6.5 17.5 3.5 15.5 NHL Odds -$180 -$200 -$180 Underdog Hurricanes Flames Blue Jackets Underdog Princeton RHODE ISLAND C Michigan William & Mary Loyola-M’mount OREGON Loyola-MD E Illinois Montana St. Portland St.

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AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct New England ......................... 10 3 0 .769 N.Y. Jets................................. 8 5 0 .615 Buffalo .................................... 5 8 0 .385 Miami ...................................... 4 9 0 .308 South W L T Pct y-Houston............................. 10 3 0 .769 Tennessee ........................... 7 6 0 .538 Jacksonville ......................... 4 10 0 .286 Indianapolis.......................... 0 13 0 .000 North W L T Pct Baltimore ................................ 10 3 0 .769 Pittsburgh ............................... 10 3 0 .769 Cincinnati................................ 7 6 0 .538 Cleveland ............................... 4 9 0 .308 West W L T Pct Denver..................................... 8 5 0 .615 Oakland ................................... 7 6 0 .538 San Diego ............................... 6 7 0 .462 Kansas City............................. 5 8 0 .385 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct N.Y. Giants.............................. 7 6 0 .538 Dallas ...................................... 7 6 0 .538 Philadelphia............................ 5 8 0 .385 Washington ............................ 4 9 0 .308 South W L T Pct x-New Orleans....................... 10 3 0 .769 Atlanta..................................... 9 5 0 .643 Carolina .................................. 4 9 0 .308 Tampa Bay ............................. 4 9 0 .308 North W L T Pct y-Green Bay ....................... 13 0 0 1.000 Detroit ................................. 8 5 0 .615 Chicago .............................. 7 6 0 .538 Minnesota .......................... 2 11 0 .154 West W L T Pct y-San Francisco................... 10 3 0 .769 Seattle ................................... 6 7 0 .462 Arizona ................................. 6 7 0 .462 St. Louis ............................... 2 11 0 .154 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday's Game Atlanta 41, Jacksonville 14 Saturday's Game Dallas at Tampa Bay, late Sunday's Games New Orleans at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Carolina at Houston, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. New England at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Cleveland at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Baltimore at San Diego, 8:20 p.m. Monday's Game Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 Houston at Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24 Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Denver at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Miami at New England, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Arizona at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. San Diego at Detroit, 4:05 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25 Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26 Atlanta at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. PF 396 327 288 256 PF 330 266 207 184 PF 320 282 285 178 PF 269 290 324 173 PF 324 317 297 229 PF 415 341 313 232 PF 466 367 301 274 PF 307 246 253 153 PA 274 270 341 246 PA 208 251 293 382 PA 202 198 270 254 PA 302 354 299 305 PA 349 281 292 290 PA 286 281 355 370 PA 278 305 255 364 PA 182 259 288 326

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TODAY'S EVENTS HS WRESTLING Wyoming Seminary at Beast of the East COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL Lebanon Valley at Misericordia, 2 p.m. MONDAY, DEC. 19 BOYS BASKETBALL (7:15 p.m.) Coughlin at Lake-Lehman Lakeland at Northwest Tunkhannock at Montrose Scranton at Wyoming Valley West Wyoming Area at Meyers GIRLS BASKETBALL GAR at Crestwood, 7 p.m. Northwest at Wyoming Area, 7 p.m. Hanover Area at Dallas, 7:15 p.m. Hazleton Area at State College, 7:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at Coughlin, 7:15 p.m. Pocono Mt. West at Berwick, 7:15 p.m. Wyoming Seminary at Tunkhannock, 7:15 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Scranton, 7:15 p.m. HS WRESTLING Tunkhannock at West Scranton, 7 p.m. COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL Misericordia at Marywood, 4 p.m. TUESDAY, DEC. 20 BOYS BASKETBALL GAR at Dallas, 7:15 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Meyers at Tunkhannock, 7:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Pittston Area, 7:15 p.m. HS BOWLING Col-Mont Vo-Tech at Berwick, 3 p.m. HS RIFLE East Stroudsburg South at Berwick, 4 p.m. HS SWIMMING Abington Heights at Berwick, 4:30 p.m. Hanover Area at West Scranton, 4:30 p.m. Lake Lehman at Elk Lake, 4:30 p.m. Tunkhannock at Holy Redeemer, 4:30 p.m. Delaware Valley at Hazleton Area, 4:30 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Scranton, 4:30 p.m. Scranton Prep at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. HS WRESTLING Berwick at Abington Heights, 6 p.m. Coughlin at Wallenpaupack, 7 p.m. Crestwood at GAR, 7 p.m. Pittston Area at Delaware Valley, 7 p.m.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS — Signed G Chauncey Billups and F Caron Butler. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Signed DL Jarron Gilbert. Released LB Antonio Coleman. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed C John Sullivan to a five-year contract extension. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Placed CB Chris Johnson on the reserve/non-football illness list. Signed DE Mason Brodine. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Assigned F Ben Smith to Rockford (AHL). EDMONTON OILERS — Recalled G Olivier Roy from Oklahoma City (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS — Recalled C Greg Rallo from San Antonio (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS — Fired coach Jacques Martin. Named assistant coach Randy Cunneyworth interim coach. PHOENIX COYOTES — Traded F Kyle Turris to Ottawa for D David Rundblad and a second-round draft pick. Recalled G Justin Pogge from Portland (AHL) on an emergency basis. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Recalled D Evan Oberg from Norfolk (AHL). American Hockey League BINGHAMTON SENATORS — Returned F Riley Armstrong to Elmira (ECHL). Recalled G Brian Stewart from Elmira. PEORIA RIVERMEN — Signed F Mike Radja and D Maury Edwards to professional tryout contracts. SOCCER Major League Soccer SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES — Acquired M Marvin Chavez from FC Dallas for allocation money. COLLEGE MARQUETTE — Suspended men’s basketball G Darius Johnson-Odom one game for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego TCU (10-2) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday's Games MAACO Bowl At Las Vegas Boise State (11-1) vs. Arizona State (6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Nevada (7-5) vs. Southern Mississippi (11-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 26 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. North Carolina (7-5) vs. Missouri (7-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN2) Tuesday, Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina State (7-5) vs. Louisville (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 28 Military Bowl At Washington Air Force (7-5) vs. Toledo (8-4), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas (7-5) vs. California (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Florida State (8-4) vs. Notre Dame (8-4), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Baylor (9-3) vs. Washington (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas Tulsa (8-4) vs. BYU (9-3), Noon (ESPN) Pinstripe Bowl At Bronx, N.Y. Rutgers (8-4) vs. Iowa State (6-6), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi State (6-6) vs. Wake Forest (6-6), 6:40 p.m. (ESPN) Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Oklahoma (9-3) vs. Iowa (7-5), 10 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 31 Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas A&M (6-6) vs. Northwestern (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech (8-4) vs. Utah (7-5), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco UCLA (6-7) vs. Illinois (6-6), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Virginia (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl At Dallas Penn State (9-3) vs. Houston (12-1), Noon (ESPNU) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Nebraska (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Georgia (10-3) vs. Michigan State (10-3), 1 p.m. (ABC) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida (6-6) vs. Ohio State (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN2) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Stanford (11-1) vs. Oklahoma State (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Michigan (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 4 Orange Bowl At Miami West Virginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Kansas State (10-2) vs. Arkansas (10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5), Noon (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 8 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 9 BCS National Championship At New Orleans LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 21 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, TBA, (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 28 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Feb. 5 Texas vs. Nation At San Antonio Texas vs. Nation, 2 p.m. (CBSSN)

BULLETIN BOARD
CAMPS The Paul McGloin Pitching Camp will be held at Riverfront Sports on Dec. 26, 27, and 28 from 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Cost is $145. For more information call 570-878-8483 or visit www.electriccitybaeball.com. The Misericordia University Baseball Academy’s Winter Camp will be held in the Anderson Center on Misericordia campus, beginning Jan. 15 and running for five consecutive Sundays. Cost is $95. Registration online at athletics.misericrdia.edu. The Third Annual Electric City Baseball and Softball Academy Winter Hitting League will be held at Connell Park with session one beginning Jan. 8 and session two on Feb. 5. Each session meets four consecutive Sundays. Cost is $125 per player. For more information call 878-8483 or visit www.electriccitybaseball.com LEAGUES Back Mountain Youth Soccer will host an indoor soccer league beginning Jan. 13 through March for ages U6 to high school age at the Penn State Lehman Campus gym. Games will be played on weekends. All area intramural and travel teams are welcome. Individual players seeking a team can sign up online as well. Divisions will be set to ensure fair competition. More information and sign up sheets are available online at www.bmysa.org. Registration closes Dec. 31st. The Electric City Baseball & Softball Academy Winter Hitting League will be held at Connell Park with session one beginning January 8 and session two on February 5. Each session meets for four consecutive Sundays. Cost is $125 per player. For more information, call 5878-8483 or www.electriccitybaseball.com. MEETINGS Pittston Area Football Booster Club hosts its next booster club meeting Monday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Cefalo Center. Among the items on the agenda for this meeting are election of officers for 2012 booster club and final preparations for football banquet. All parents of players and prospective players are welcome to attend and vote. The date of the booster banquet has been rescheduled to Jan. 15. REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS Moosic Mets Baseball 17U Showcase Team is now accepting online registrations for their upcoming winter tryout for the 2012 summer/ fall season. Varsity level players graduating in years 2015 to 2013 are eligible. For more information and to register, visit www.moosicmets.net.

Men's College Basketball
Schedule Today's Games EAST Mercer at Seton Hall, Noon Bryant at Boston College, 1 p.m. Princeton at Northeastern, 1 p.m. Holy Cross vs. UConn at the XL Center, Hartford, Conn., 1 p.m. Texas-Pan American at Army, 2 p.m. Yale at Rhode Island, 2 p.m. Loyola (Md.) at St. Bonaventure, 2:30 p.m. Mount St. Mary’s at Penn St., 4 p.m. SOUTH Gardner-Webb at Wake Forest, 1 p.m. IPFW at UT-Martin, 2 p.m. Loyola Marymount at Florida St., 3 p.m. Jacksonville at Wofford, 3 p.m. MIDWEST Oral Roberts at Xavier, 1 p.m. Cent. Michigan at Iowa St., 2 p.m. William & Mary at Missouri, 3 p.m. Canisius at South Dakota, 3 p.m. Norfolk St. at Illinois St., 5:05 p.m. E. Illinois at Northwestern, 6 p.m. SOUTHWEST Dallas Christian at Prairie View, 4 p.m. Jackson St. at North Texas, 8 p.m. Grambling St. at Texas Tech, 8 p.m. FAR WEST S. Dakota St. at Washington, 3 p.m. Virginia at Oregon, 5:30 p.m. W. Oregon at Washington St., 7:35 p.m. Montana St. at Pepperdine, 8 p.m. North Dakota at Sacramento St., 8:05 p.m. NC A&T at Hawaii, 10 p.m. Portland St. at Oregon St., 10 p.m. Saturday's College Basketball Major Scores EAST Cornell 85, Albany (NY) 82, OT Dartmouth 62, Elon 54 Drexel 73, Bradley 68 Georgetown 81, American U. 55 Hofstra 82, Binghamton 62 Iona 73, Vermont 72 LIU 82, St. Peter’s 80 New Hampshire 73, Marist 56 Rutgers 67, Stony Brook 58 St. John’s 56, Fordham 50 West Virginia 84, Texas A&M-CC 64

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Preseason Glance EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia ................... 1 0 1.000 Boston............................. 0 0 .000 New Jersey .................... 0 0 .000 New York ........................ 0 0 .000 Toronto ........................... 0 0 .000 Southeast Division W L Pct Atlanta ............................... 0 0 .000 Charlotte ........................... 0 0 .000 Miami................................. 0 0 .000 Orlando ............................. 0 0 .000 Washington ...................... 0 1 .000 Central Division W L Pct Chicago........................... 1 0 1.000 Cleveland........................ 1 0 1.000 Milwaukee....................... 0 0 .000 Detroit ............................. 0 1 .000 Indiana ............................ 0 1 .000 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct New Orleans .................. 1 0 1.000 Dallas .............................. 0 0 .000 Houston .......................... 0 0 .000 San Antonio.................... 0 0 .000 Memphis ......................... 0 1 .000 Northwest Division W L Pct Denver............................... 0 0 .000 Minnesota ......................... 0 0 .000 Oklahoma City ................. 0 0 .000 Portland............................. 0 0 .000 Utah ................................... 0 0 .000 Pacific Division W L Pct Golden State..................... 0 0 .000 L.A. Lakers ....................... 0 0 .000 L.A. Clippers..................... 0 0 .000 Phoenix ............................. 0 0 .000 Sacramento ...................... 0 0 .000 Friday's Games Chicago 95, Indiana 86 Philadelphia 103, Washington 78 Cleveland 91, Detroit 87 New Orleans 97, Memphis 90 Saturday's Games New York 92, New Jersey 83 San Antonio at Houston, late Milwaukee at Minnesota, late Sacramento at Golden State, late Today's Games Boston at Toronto, 1 p.m. Orlando at Miami, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Monday's Games Atlanta at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Utah at Portland, 10 p.m. L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. GB — 1 ⁄2 1 ⁄2 1 ⁄2 1 ⁄2 GB — — — — 1 ⁄2 GB — — 1 ⁄2 1 1 GB — 1 ⁄2 1 ⁄2 1 ⁄2 1 GB — — — — — GB — — — — —

Schedule Today's Games EAST Marist at St. Bonaventure, Noon Bucknell at Cornell, 1 p.m. Wagner at Penn St., 1 p.m. Sacred Heart at Albany (NY), 2 p.m. Loyola (Md.) at George Washington, 2 p.m. Colgate at NJIT, 2 p.m. Iona at Rutgers, 2 p.m. Hofstra at St. Peter’s, 2 p.m. St. Francis (NY) at Yale, 2 p.m. Holy Cross at Boston College, 4 p.m. New Hampshire at Rhode Island, 4 p.m. SOUTH Robert Morris at Morehead St., Noon FIU vs. Delaware St. at UNF Arena, Jacksonville, Fla., 1 p.m. Jacksonville vs. East Carolina at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Convention Center, 1 p.m. CCSU at James Madison, 1 p.m. Virginia Tech at UCF, 1 p.m. NC Central at Clemson, 2 p.m. Troy at Mercer, 2 p.m. Vanderbilt at NC State, 2 p.m. NC A&T at Old Dominion, 2 p.m. Radford at Virginia, 2 p.m. Coppin St. at VCU, 2 p.m. Purdue at Auburn, 3 p.m. Austin Peay at Belmont, 3 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Lipscomb, 3 p.m. Lamar at LSU, 3 p.m. Tennessee St. at Middle Tennessee, 3 p.m. South Carolina vs. North Carolina at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Convention Center, 3 p.m. South Alabama at Southern Miss., 3 p.m. Jacksonville St. at North Florida, 3:30 p.m. S. Illinois at UT-Martin, 4 p.m. SC State vs. Coastal Carolina at the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Convention Center, 5 p.m. Howard at Wake Forest, 6:30 p.m. MIDWEST SE Missouri vs. Cent. Michigan at the Nutter Center, Dayton, Ohio, Noon Valparaiso at Ball St., 1 p.m. IPFW at Detroit, 1 p.m. Kentucky at Notre Dame, 1 p.m. Youngstown St. at Akron, 2 p.m. Canisius at Kent St., 2 p.m. Longwood at Wright St., 2 p.m. Bowling Green at Creighton, 2:05 p.m. Nebraska Omaha at Loyola of Chicago, 3 p.m. Toledo at Milwaukee, 3 p.m. Drake at Saint Louis, 3 p.m. Morgan St. at Missouri St., 3:05 p.m. Vermont at Nebraska, 3:05 p.m. SOUTHWEST Arizona at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 2 p.m. New Mexico at Houston Baptist, 3 p.m. Texas-Pan American at Oklahoma St., 3 p.m. Southern Cal at Texas A&M, 3 p.m. Texas A&M-CC at SMU, 6 p.m. Sam Houston St. at TCU, 6 p.m. Connecticut at Baylor, 8:30 p.m. FAR WEST Syracuse vs. Xavier at Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, 3 p.m. Wyoming at Idaho, 5 p.m. Ohio vs. Oklahoma at Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, 5:30 p.m. Houston at Washington, 5:30 p.m. Denver vs. UC Davis at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, 8 p.m. Northwestern at UNLV, 8 p.m. Portland St. at Hawaii, 10 p.m. N. Dakota St. vs. Kansas St. at Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, 10:30 p.m. Saturday's Women's Basketball Scores EAST College of NJ 61, Salisbury 48 Duquesne 61, West Virginia 55 Fordham 76, Winthrop 53 Georgian Court 73, Chestnut Hill 67 McDaniel 61, Susquehanna 52 Molloy 79, Queens (NY) 61 Muhlenberg 80, Albright 47 Pitt.-Johnstown 67, Shepherd 64 Rider 66, Binghamton 56 Sciences (Pa.) 67, Philadelphia 62, OT Seton Hall 65, Stony Brook 30 William Smith 78, Cortland St. 70

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Dec. 23 At Bangkok, Thailand, Pongsaklek Wonjongkam vs. Hirotumi Mukai, 12, for Wonjongkam’s WBC flyweight title; Adrian Hernandez vs. Kompayak Porpramook, 12, for Hernandez’s WBC junior flyweight title. Dec. 30 At Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, Calif. (SHO), Andre Dirrell vs. Darryl Cunningham, 10, super middleweights; Jermain Taylor vs. Jessie Nicklow, 10, middleweights. Dec. 31 At Yokohama, Japan, Takashi Uchiyama vs. Jorge Solis, 12, for Uchiyama’s WBA World junior lightweight title; Celestino Caballero vs. Satoshi Hosono, 12, for Caballero’s WBA World featherweight title. At Osaka, Japan, Kazuto Ioka vs. Yedgoen TorChalermchai, 12, for Ioka’s WBC strawweight title. At Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center (SHO), Tavoris Cloud vs. Zsolt Erdei, 12, for Cloud’s IBF light heavyweight title; Rico Ramos vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux, 12, for Ramos’ WBA World junior featherweight title. 2012 Jan. 6 At Key West, Fla. (ESPN2), Dyah Davis vs. Alfonso Lopez, 10, super middleweights. At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, Calif. (SHO), Luis Ramos Jr. vs. Raymundo Beltran, 10, lightweights. Jan. 7 At Heredia, Costa Rica, Bryan Vazquez vs. Eugenio Lopez, 12, for Vazquez’s interim WBA World super featherweight title. Jan. 13 At Las Vegas (ESPN2), Teon Kennedy vs. Chris Martin, 10, junior featherweights. Jan. 14 At Offenburg, Germany, Arthur Abraham vs. Pablo Oscar Natalio Farias, 10, super middleweights; Robert Stieglitz vs. Henry Weber, 12, for Stieglitz’s WBO super middleweight title. Jan. 21 At Philadelphia (NBCSN), Eddie Chambers vs. Sergei Liakhovich, 10, heavyweights; Gabriel Rosado vs. Jesus Soto-Karass, 10, junior middleweights. Jan. 27 At Temecula, Calif. (ESPN2), Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Julio Diaz, 10, junior welterweights; Ji-Hoon Kim vs. Alisher Rahimov, 10, lightweights. Jan. 28 At Turning Stone, Verona, N.Y., Brain Minto vs. Tony Grano, 10, NABF heavyweight title eliminator. At Houston (HBO), Erik Morales vs. Danny Garcia, 12, for Morales’ WBC junior welterweight title; James Kirkland vs. Carlos Molina, 10, junior middleweights. At TBA, Mexico, Miguel Vazquez vs. Ameth Diaz, 12, for Vazquez’s IBF lightweight title. Feb. 3 At Quebec City, Quebec (SHO), Pier Olivier Cote vs. Maurico Herrera, 12, for Cote’s IBF Inter-Continental light welterweight title. At Las Vegas (ESPN2), Yordanis Despaigne vs. Edison Miranda, 10, light heavyweights.

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National Hockey League
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Philadelphia ...................... 31 20 8 3 43 N.Y. Rangers..................... 29 17 8 4 38 Pittsburgh .......................... 32 17 11 4 38 New Jersey........................ 31 17 13 1 35 N.Y. Islanders.................... 29 9 14 6 24 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts Boston................................ 31 21 9 1 43 Buffalo................................ 31 16 12 3 35 Toronto............................... 31 16 12 3 35 Ottawa ................................ 33 15 14 4 34 Montreal............................. 32 13 12 7 33 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts Florida ................................ 32 17 9 6 40 Washington ....................... 30 16 13 1 33 Winnipeg............................ 31 14 13 4 32 Tampa Bay......................... 31 13 16 2 28 Carolina ............................. 33 10 18 5 25 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Chicago.............................. 32 20 8 4 44 Detroit................................. 30 19 10 1 39 St. Louis............................. 30 18 9 3 39 Nashville ............................ 31 16 11 4 36 Columbus .......................... 31 9 18 4 22 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts Minnesota.......................... 32 20 8 4 44 Vancouver ......................... 31 18 11 2 38 Calgary............................... 32 14 14 4 32 Edmonton .......................... 31 14 14 3 31 Colorado ............................ 32 14 17 1 29 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Dallas ................................. 31 18 12 1 37 San Jose ............................ 29 16 10 3 35 Phoenix.............................. 31 16 12 3 35 Los Angeles ...................... 31 14 13 4 32 Anaheim............................. 31 9 17 5 23 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

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College Football
FBS Bowl Glance Saturday's Games New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Temple 37, Wyoming 15 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Ohio 24, Utah State 23 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4) vs. San Diego State (8-4), late Tuesday's Games Beef 'O'Brady's Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Marshall (6-6) vs. FIU (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday's Games

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BASEBALL National League SAN DIEGO PADRES — Traded RHP Mat Latos to Cincinnati for RHP Edinson Volquez, RHP Brad Boxberger, INF Yonder Alonso and C Yasmani Grandal. Designated C Luis Martinez for assignment. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Agreed to terms with C Eli Whiteside on a one-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association DETROIT PISTONS — Signed G Rodney Stuckey.

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Schnell fights to stick
Forward has been seeking an AHL opportunity
By TOM VENESKY tvenesky@timesleader.com

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With four quick punches, Ryan Schnell sent his opponent to the ice with a broken nose and a concussion. It was 2006 and Schnell was playing with the U.S. National Team in the North American Hockey League. He was just a teenager at the time, but the fight put Schnell on a career path that has landed him firmly in the AHL as an upand-coming tough guy. “He was bigger and older than me,” Schnell said of his opponent from five years ago. “I hurt him pretty bad. I realized it’s (fighting) something I’m pretty good at.” Schnell continued to establish himself as a legitimate tough guy at every level since. In parts of two season with the Chicago Steel in the United States Hockey League, Schnell dropped the gloves 13 times before cutting short his 2008-2009 campaign to sign with the Saginaw Spirit in the Ontario Hockey League. In just 23 games with the Spirit, Schnell earned 11 fighting majors. “When I signed in the OHL I knew what they were looking for,” he said. It wasn’t until 2009, when Schnell joined the Wheeling Nailers and made the jump to the ECHL, that he learned his coaches were looking for more. Sure, they wanted Schnell to be a tough, intimidating player who could stand up for his teammates. But they also wanted him to do it wisely. That meant he had to learn when to drop the gloves and when to avoid putting his team in penalty trouble. “It’s a tough role and there was a big learning curve,” Schnell said. But there was more. Not only did the coaches in Wheeling and in WilkesBarre/Scranton want Schnell to develop into a smart enforcer, they also wanted him to be able to play. It’s a role that Schnell eagerly accepted. Not only did it come with the potential for more ice time, it also meant Schnell could follow in the footsteps of his childhood idol. Growing up in Chicago, Schnell wanted to be a Blackhawks fan but the team simply wasn’t any good at the time. So Schnell looked across Lake Michigan toward Detroit, becoming a Red Wings fan instead. His favorite player was Darren McCarty, a tough as nails enforcer who could also

JASON WILLIAMS
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Earlier this month, we issued a waiver for Joey Mormina when he chose a few teammates for his fantasy hockey team. This week we’re going to do the same for Jason Williams, who chose several retired players. The waiver isn’t only because Williams has 449 NHL games under his belt – which is impressive -- but also some of the players he picked, and the stories he has about them, are too good not to share. Williams broke into the NHL in 2001 and played with, and against, some of the legends of the game. He was a member of the 20012002 Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings and has played on six NHL teams. FORWARD – Steve Yzerman (Detroit), “The way he carried himself on and off the ice. Just a good person, great leader and he led by example. The reason why he played so long in the NHL was because he worked so hard.” DEFENSEMAN – Nicklas Lidstrom (Detroit), “Easy pick. He’s so smart and makes the game so easy. You never see him panic. He does everything so well.” GOALTENDER – Dominik Hasek (Buffalo, Detroit, Ottawa), “He’s by far the hardest goaltender I ever shot on. He would read where you’re going to shoot. In practice you could take five breakaways and if you scored one on him, he’d say go take five again. His practice habits were amazing. He hated pucks being in the net no matter what the situation. He was great in Buffalo when he was there, but when he came to Detroit he was one of the big reasons we won a Stanley Cup in 2002.” POWER PLAY SPECIALIST – Nicklas Lidstrom (Detroit), “He can walk the line, not look down at the puck and shoot it on net. You think if you’re a professional hockey player you should be able to do that, right? Try it. He’ll drag the puck across, look at the lane where he’s going to shoot and not look at the puck once and put the shot right on net. He sees everything ahead of him.” PENALTY KILL SPECIALIST – Mike Richards (Los Angeles), “The last few years he’s scored a lot of goals shorthanded. He’s a smart player and good on faceoffs. That’s key on a penalty kill.” SHOOTOUT SPECIALIST – Jonathan Toews (Chicago), “He’s not flashy. He doesn’t come in and do a spectacular move. But if you look at his percentage, he comes in and almost every time shoots five-hole. And he scores.” ENFORCER – Bob Probert (Detroit, Chicago)/Joey Kocur (Detroit, N.Y. Rangers, Vancouver), “I played against Bob Probert at the very end of his career. You could just see when the wires cross he was a scary man. You didn’t want to get on the wrong side. Joey Kocur, too. Guys were OK with fighting Bob Probert because you knew it would be a long, entertaining fight. But if you fought Kocur, it’d be a quick fight and if you got hit by him it could end your career. Joey Kocur was someone guys were scared of.” AGITATOR/PEST – David Bolland (Chicago), “I played with him in Chicago. He’s the type of guy that can get under your skin real easy. When the ref isn’t looking he’ll two-hand you and break your stick. He gets under your skin but he does it quietly. Not as much in your face, but he can beat you with his smarts and he’s a good player.” HEAD COACH – Scotty Bowman (St. Louis, Montreal, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Detroit)/Dan Bylsma (Pittsburgh), “I’ve only had a few games under Dan Bylsma, but I like the way he is behind the bench. He has his team well-prepared every game. Scotty Bowman was very good at his line matching. They year Detroit played Philadelphia (1997 Stanley Cup Final) and they had the Legion of Doom line, everyone said Detroit’s going to get smoked. He put Larry Murphy and Lidstrom against the Legion of Doom. They outsmarted them. If that line would try to run Lidstrom, he’d just step around them and head into the offensive zone. He wanted a finesse guy against them. He was very smart in that aspect.” ALL-TIME GREAT – Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh)/Joe Sakic (Quebec, Colorado), “I had a chance to play one or two games against Lemieux. He was so big, his reach, he didn’t seem very fast but every time he touched the puck the game slowed down. He just owned it. My first game against Lemieux I was just in awe. Joe Sakic. There wasn’t a flaw to his game. The deception of his shot was unbelievable and he scored so many key goals. He always found a way to raise his game.”

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Ryan Schnell of the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins works on deflecting shots during a recent practice.

skate a regular shift and contribute on the forecheck. “I always admired the way he played. I try to play my game like his,” Schnell said. Now in his third season with the Pittsburgh organization, after spending most of his time either in Wheeling or as a healthy scratch, the 6-3, 225-pound Schnell has recently become the recipient of regular ice time while skating on the fourth line. He has suited up for the team’s last two games and has shown he can be a physical force on the forecheck. The game has gotten a bit easier and the opportunities more frequent when he plays every game. And Schnell cherishes each one. “I’m just taking it a game at a time. I really don’t know how many games I’ll be getting,” he said. “But it’s been a lot of fun skating on the

W H E E L I N G WAT C H
With leading scorer Chris Barton currently in Wilkes-Barre, Nailers forward Patrick Johnson has taken over the team’s scoring lead with 17 points. Zack Torquato, who spent time with the Penguins in training camp, is second with 16 points. Torquato has registered points in his last four games, totaling two goals and three assists.

fourth line and creating energy. Chipping the puck in, going into the zone full speed and making a hit … I know that’s part of my role now.” That’s not to say that Schnell’s gloves are now cemented on. He has four fights this season – the most recent a toe-to-toe match against Hershey enforcer Joel Rechlicz on Dec. 10. Schnell battled Rechlicz to a draw and it was anticipated he would follow it up with a bout against noted tough guy Francis Lessard when the Binghamton Senators came to town three days later.

It never happened. It wasn’t because Schnell didn’t want to go with Lessard, but rather there simply wasn’t a reason. “It doesn’t have to happen every game,” Schnell said. “Against Binghamton things were quiet and I was playing a lot of minutes. “Every game is different and you have to know the right time to be physical. That’s something I learned during my time in Wheeling.” It’s also a sign of maturity that pleases head coach John Hynes, who said just because Schnell didn’t fight Lessard

doesn’t mean he didn’t contribute. “It wasn’t an overly emotional game, but his play was solid and he was really effective,” Hynes said. “He has that fighting element and he’s used it at the right times to spark our team. But he can also play our system and has the ability to take a regular shift.” Call it another facet to Schnell’s game, one that has evolved since that night in 2006 when he punched his opponent to the ice and realized he could throw with the best of them. “I’m really comfortable with my game right now and you gain confidence with each opportunity,” Schnell said. “When you see certain guys on the ice, you don’t focus on if you have to fight them or not. You just play your game and be ready if it happens.”

Boogaard tragedy weighs heavily on player’s mind
By TOM VENESKY tvenesky@timesleader.com

Earlier this month the New York Times published a three-part series chronicling the passing of New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard last May and the determination that he had a degenerative brain condition that researchers believe was caused by repeated blows to the head. Penguins forward Ryan Schnell read the series, and admitted that Boogaard’s death and the threat of concussions are on his mind.

Schnell played with Boogaard’s younger brother, Aaron, in Wheeling and met Derek at a skating camp in Minnesota one summer. “It’s a sad story,” Schnell said. “I read the articles and you definitely think about your future, your family and the healthy life that you have right now. “You’re aware of the dangers and you want to protect yourself, but it’s a contact sport and things are going to happen.” Schnell said he has had one concussion in the past and is taking steps to

protect himself. One way is through experience. “The more I’ve fought the more I’ve learned,” he said. “You get a feel for when a punch is coming, if it’s going to be an uppercut and if the guy is going to switch hands. “I definitely try to protect my head, especially if the fight is winding down. At the same time, sometimes you have to take a punch to land one. It’s a fine line.” Another way Schnell protects himself is with the helmet he wears. He recently to a new helmet made by

Reebok that has a floating liner that contours to a player’s head and a dial in the back that pulls the helmet snugly in place while alleviating pressure points. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton equipment manager Teddy Richards said the model is the highest impact-rated helmet. When a player is struck in the head, the energy from the blow is dispersed throughout the helmet and away from the head, he said. Richards said Schnell is currently the only Penguin to use the helmet.

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Temple running back Bernard Pierce (30) leaps over Wyoming defensive back Kenny Browder (24) and linebacker Brian Hendricks (8) in the second quarter of the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday.

Temple tied a New Mexico Bowl record by picking off three Wyoming passes.
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Owls soar to second bowl victory
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Temple came out swinging against Wyoming, jumping to a 21-0 lead in the first half of the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday. But when Wyoming freshman Brett Smith threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Josh Doctson with 37 seconds remaining in the first half, Temple quarterback Chris Coyer feared that Wyoming found a spark. “We knew they had swung the momentum their way. It was a big touchdown for them,” Coyer said. Then, moments later, Coyer responded with 61-yarder to Rod Streater to give the Owls a 28-7 lead. It was never close again. Bernard Pierce ran for TEMPLE two early touchdowns and Coyer threw for 169 yards and WYOMING the touchdown to help Temple overwhelm Wyoming 37-15 in the New Mexico Bowl — the first bowl game of the season. The Owls (9-4) had three interceptions — tying a New Mexico Bowl record — en route to the second bowl victory in school history. The first interception came at the start of the second quarter when Temple’s Kee-arye Griffin picked off Smith’s pass to setting up Matt Brown’s 1-yard touchdown run

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that gave the Owls a 21-0 lead. The last one came late in the game to Temple’s Kevin Kroboth, resulting in a field goal. “Our starting point is playing great defense,” first-year Temple coach Steve Addazio said. “That’s what our program’s built around. We lead a lot of statistical categories in the country, and we have a lot of pride in playing great defense.” The New Mexico Bowl was Temple’s second bowl game in three years, but that 2009 game — a 30-21loss to UCLA in the EagleBank Bowl in Washington — was the Owls’ first bowl in 30 years. The Mid-American Conference East runner-up did not get a bowl invite last year despite going 8-4. Sophomore Coyer, who also rushed for 71 yards, was selected the game’s offensive MVP. “Getting on top early, of

course, was going to be a big deal in this game,” Coyer said. “We knew that they had a very explosive offense, and throughout the year that’s been big for us — to get ahead early.” Meanwhile, Smith was held to just 127 yards by a greedy Owls defensive line that preventing the Cowboys from getting anything started. “Not his best day,” Cowboys coach Dave Christensen said. “But the great news is he’s got three more years and he’ll work extremely hard in the offseason. He’ll bounce back. He always does.” The loss dropped the Cowboys (8-5) to 6-7 in bowl games. It was a disappointed effort by Wyoming after the Cowboys won the 2009 New Mexico Bowl in double overtime, beating Fresno State 35-28.

MONTREAL — Sloppy play, blown leads, a poor record at home. It proved all too much for the last-place Montreal Canadiens, who fired coach Jacques Martin on Saturday and put assistant Randy Cunneyworth in charge for the rest of the season. “The primary reason is the team wasn’t performing as well as it should be in our minds,” general manager Pierre Gauthier said at a Bell Centre news conference. Assistant GM Larry Carriere was appointed assistant coach, his first coaching job after a long career in scouting and administration. Martin, who preaches defense, was in his third season with the Canadiens. He is also one of the winningest coaches in NHL history. He now gives way to Cunneyworth, a Toronto native whose lack of French was quickly noted. He is team’s first unilingual English-speaking coach since Al MacNeil in 1971. On a team that symbolizes French-Canadian pride, he faces a daunting task in his bid to remove the interim tag. “I have the utmost respect for the language here and I am very aware of how important it is to try and learn the language,” Cunneyworth said after running his first practice. “Obviously I know a few words, and not all the good ones.” Montreal, which hosts New Jersey on Saturday night, is at the bottom of the Northeast Division

with a 13-12-7 record. However, they are just two points out of second place in a division led by Boston. The 59-yearMartin old Martin has also coached the Florida Panthers and Ottawa Senators. Gauthier hired Martin in Ottawa. In 1996 in Ottawa, Martin inherited Cunneyworth as his hardworking captain. “I would hope that my coaching style was similar to the way I played,” Cunneyworth said. “I felt for the most part that I competed very hard.” Cunneyworth joined his former coach’s staff as an assistant this summer after spending the previous season as head coach of Montreal’s AHL affiliate in Hamilton. “I have mixed emotions this time around,” said Cunneyworth, who began and ended his career with Buffalo and also played for Pittsburgh, Winnipeg, Hartford and Chicago. “There is still the excitement but my thoughts are with Jacques.” Martin was in his 17th season in the NHL. He reached his 600th NHL career victory last April, making him the ninth winningest coach in league history. The Canadiens have been hurt by mistakes this season. They are 5-6-6 at home, often squandering third-period leads. “Especially in the last few weeks, we didn’t really know what was coming out of the box every night,” Gauthier said. “And the way we were losing the leads and the way we were coaching the games wasn’t very consistent, and that’s what we hope to change.”

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Celtics lose forward Green for season to aneurysm
News of impending surgery sped across the league as teams begin preseason play.
By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer

Ohio wins its first bowl game and posts a 10-win season for first time since 1968.
By TODD DVORAK Associated Press Writer

Bobcats mash Aggies with late score
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BOISE, Idaho — Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton scored on a 1-yard run with 13 seconds left to give the Bobcats a 24-23 victory over Utah State on Saturday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Tettleton also threw for 220 yards and two touchdowns. He led a 61-yard drive in the final 2 minutes to give Ohio (10-4) its first ever bowl victory and first 10-win season since 1968. Tettleton was 3 of 4 on the final drive, and had a 14-yard pass to LaVon Brazill on fourth down to put the Bobcats inside the 1 with 37 seconds left on a play that was initially ruled a touchdown. Tettleton scored two plays later when he rolled out to

the right and outran two defenders to the end zone. Utah State (7-6) dominatOHIO ed most of the game behind a rushing attack UTAH STATE that rolled up 345 yards. Michael Smith ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns, including a 63yard scoring run early in the third quarter. Robert Turbin added for 101 yards on the ground in the Aggies’ first bowl appearance since 1997. The Aggies extended their lead to 23-10 on Smith’s11yard run in the third quarter. But the Bobcats began the comeback on their next possession when Tettleton fired a 44-yard TD pass to Brazill with 3:45 left in the third quarter. AP PHOTO Brazill led the Bobcats with eight catches for 108 Ohio’s Derek Roback (9) celebrates with teammate Beau Blanyards. kenship (22) after scoring against Utah State on Saturday. ing half. Tampa Bay managed just one first down and was outgained 279 yards to 55 in the first two quarters, but found a way to make it interesting in the second half. The Bucs, who had had yielded 69 consecutive points dating to the second quarter of the previous week’s 41-14 loss to Jacksonville, finally got on the scoreboard in the third quarter when rookie Adrian Clayborn sacked Romo from behind, forcing a fumble that linebacker Dekoda Watson returned 4 yards for a TD for a much-needed spark. Josh Freeman’s 13-yard TD pass to Dezmon Briscoe and a two-point conversion throw to Kellen Winslow trimmed the Dallas lead to 31-15 heading into the final quarter. The Cowboys have led in the fourth quarter in five of their six losses, however there wouldn’t be a late collapse this time. Tampa Bay turned the ball over on downs twice in the last six minutes, and Sammy Morris picked up a first down inside the Bucs 10 to give the Cowboys an opportunity to run out the clock. Austin’s TD midway through the first quarter was set up by Tampa Bay’s NFL-leading 32nd turnover, a fumble by Freeman on the fifth play of the game. The Tampa Bay quarterback scrambled 25 yards on thirdand-5 to march the Bucs near midfield, but the opening possession of the night came to an abrupt halt on the next play when Freeman took off again for a 7yard gain and was stripped of the ball at the Cowboys 44. Linebacker Bradie James recovered and it took Romo seven plays to get Dallas in the end zone for the first time. The Cowboys marched 69 yards in 10 plays on their next possession, with Romo finishing the drive by finding a wide-open Bryant in the back of the end zone to make it 14-0. In three career games against Tampa Bay — all lopsided victories — Romo has thrown for 908 yards, 11 touchdowns and no in-

BOSTON — Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green will have surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm and will miss the entire season, the team announced on Saturday as it traveled to Toronto for its exhibition opener against the Raptors. Green is scheduled for an operation on Monday at the Cleveland Clinic. Doctors have told him the operation “should completely repair Green’s condition and that he can expect to resume his NBA career next season,” the Celtics said in a news release. If so, the timing of his training camp physical — and the end of the NBA lockout — may have saved Green’s life and helped the Celtics avert a tragedy like the 1993 death of Reggie Lewis, who dropped dead on a practice court of a heart condition in the prime of his career. “While we are saddened that Jeff will not be able to play this season, the most important thing is his health,” Celtics president Danny Ainge said in the release. “We were fortunate to have access terceptions. He was 23 of 30 for 249 yards and was sacked twice Saturday night. Felix Jones, back in the starting lineup after DeMarco Murray broke his right ankle last week in a 37-34 loss to the Giants, broke a 38-yard run on the drive leading to Robinson’s TD and finished with 108 yards on 22 carries — his second straight 100-yard performance had 67 yards rushing on 12 carries at halftime. Freeman was 17 of 27 for 148 yards and no interceptions. He led the Bucs in rushing with 37 yards on four attempts and was sacked three times, once by DeMarcus Ware, who notched his 16th of the season.

to an amazing team of specialists to evaluate Jeff’s case.” The team said it would have no more comment, at Green Green’s request. But Green said on Twitter on Saturday afternoon: “Thank u everyone for ur thoughts and prayers...much appreciated love u all..and I’ll be back soon stronger and better than ever I promise.” Green, 25, averaged 9.8 points and 3.3 rebounds last season after joining the Celtics in a trade that sent Kendrick Perkins to the Oklahoma City Thunder. An aortic aneurysm, which is more common in older people, is a ballooning of the wall of the aorta, the major artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. A person may show no symptoms from the aneurysm; but if it ruptures, it is likely to be fatal if not repaired immediately. The team’s statement said Green’s aneurysm was detected during his physical after he reported for a training camp on Dec. 9. Green received additional testing and consultation by “leading cardiac specialists,” who recommended surgery.

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straight time and played a miserable first half that certainly didn’t do anything to help coach Raheem Morris make a case for keeping his job. Romo threw a pair of 8-yard TD passes to Miles Austin and Dez Bryant in the first quarter, then finished a seven-play, 89-yard drive with a 9-yarder to Laurent Robinson to make it 21-0 with just under 5 minutes remaining in the second quarter. Romo made it 28-0 on a quarterback sneak in the closing seconds of the open-

Thanks to a large contingent of Cowboys fans, the Bucs played before a sellout crowd at home for just the second time in two seasons. Judging by all the blue and white jerseys scattered throughout the 65,000-seat stadium, at least half the house appeared to be rooting for Dallas. The Bucs have lost eight straight following a 4-2 start that included wins over NFC South rivals New Orleans and Atlanta. The skid has coach Raheem Morris on the hot seat just a year after the NFL’s youngest head coach led his team to a surprising 10-6 finish that heightened expectations coming into this season.

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The Duryea Wildcats youth cheerleading and football organization collected money for flood victims during their recent season. Janine Starinsky, treasurer for the Duryea Wildcats, presented a check to Rev. Andrew R. Sinnot, pastor of Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Duryea.

Wildcats raise funds for flood victims

Barbara Pagana won the NEPWGA championship with a tournament round of 84. Kristen Armstrong was the senior champion with a round of 79.

NEPWGA champs honored

Sisters earn select status

Two sisters from Mountain Top, Vanessa (left) and Nina Atie, were recently selected for the Philadelphia Union’s YSC Union Juniors Academy for the 2011-12 season. Vanessa is a member of the USTA ’97. Nina is a member of the USTA Shockwave.

Kevin’s Restaurant in Kingston recently hosted a pasta dinner for the Wyoming Valley West Aquatics Club. Members of the swim, dive and water polo teams staffed the event. Approximately 210 people participated in the fundraiser. Ten percent of the proceeds were donated to the Wyoming Valley Red Cross to help recent flood victims. Half of the club is pictured, from left: Ibrahim Ismail, Corey Himlin, Desiree Holena, Andrew Greenwald, Alex Himlin, Andrea Pavlick, Adin Greenwald, Nicole Chipego, Nicole Holena, Justin Klemish, Marianna Ismail, Morgan Hanadel, Alex Taren, Brianna Gaylets.

Aquatics club enjoys fundraiser

The Misericordia University cheerleading team recently hosted a canned food drive in conjunction with the eighth annual Cougars Cheer and Dance Challenge. The Pittston Jr. Patriots donated 231 food items to win the morning session, with the Northwest Jets and Valley Central cheerleaders among the top donors. The West Side’s Stellar Evolution claimed the afternoon session, while Keystone Extreme junior and senior teams were among the top donors. The team collected 2,382 items that were distributed to the Back Mountain Food Pantry, the Pocono Mountain food drive, First United Methodist Church of West Pittston and the CEO food bank in Wilkes-Barre.

Misericordia cheerleaders host food drive

Jake Smith, 13, of Hanover Township was hunting with his father, Ron, cousin Joe Markovich, Mark, Tom and Tim Zaludek, and Kevin Karpinski on Nov. 29, when he shot a 220pound bear (approximate live weight) with a 30-30 rifle around 9:45 a.m. in Conyingham Township, Luzerne County.

Smith brings down bear

Nathen Siperko, 9, of Lehman killed his first deer Dec. 3. The three-pointer was shot in Wyoming County at 1 p.m.

Nathen Siperko shoots first deer

Derek Siperko, 11, of Dallas shot his first deer Nov. 28. The eight-pointer was shot in Franklin Township at 7 a.m.

Derek Siperko bags first deer

The Wyoming Valley Vipers 96 team finished third in the Pennsylvania U14 State Championship Tournament. Front row: Madison Reed, Sadie Trudgen, Kara Voyton, Kelsey Rinehammer, Nicole Turner. Second row: Coach John Ferdinand, Alyssa Tolerico, Bethany Shaud, Britney Meeker, Drew Bednarski, Sarah Fugate, coach Ken Horwath. Third row: Coach Mike Tolerico.

U14 Vipers third in state tournament

The Northwest field hockey program recently received the Officials Association Sportsmanship Award. The team captains accepted the award from conference official Brian Coombs at a banquet. Front row, from left: Rachel Crills, Erica Sadowski, Breanna Krolick, Michaela Weber, Olivia Magni, Kayla Garren, Olivia Piestrak. Middle row: Kelsey Yustat, Kelby Truchon, Danielle Eyerly, Jenna Morris, Taylor Perlis, Morgan Price, Rachel Zultevicz, Stephanie Allard, head coach Peter Malishchak. Back row: Assistant coach Brian Price, Kylie Sidoti, Dana Wido, Alivia Womelsdorf, Kirsten Walsh, Glenn Carr, Colleen McCoy, Maggie Murphy, Destiny Drozdowski Absent from photo: Kate Agnello, Samantha Harden, Brielle Killian, Kendyl McClean, Connie Seigfreid, Angel Rollo.

Northwest field hockey earns sportsmanship award

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Olympic hopeful Haagensen visits Starz

The competitive team at Shooting Starz gymnastics in Wilkes-Barre enjoyed having Olympic hopeful Wes Haagensen visit. Haagensen starred as a gymnast for University of Illinois, where he was the 2007 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year and a Nissen-Emery Award finalist his senior year. He also competed in the 2009 World Championships.

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights hockey team donated $2,500 after a recent game to raise funds for cancer. The Knights’ Paint The Rink Pink Night finished with a donation to Medical Oncology and Associates. Pictured, from left: Assistant coach Jon Park; AJHL Knights captain Tom Hanna; Dr. David Greenwald; head coach/GM Justin Lyle; METJHL Knights assistant captain Cody McClintock; cancer survivor Mallary McClintock; Robin McClintock, mother of Cody and Mallary.

Knights raise money to fight cancer

Northwest runners take part in Schoolboy Race

The Northwest Junior High girls cross country team was well represented in the 13-and-under age group at the recent Schoolboy Race in Berwick, with Katie Jones taking first and Emily Demko placing second. From left: Coach Brian Barchik, Katie Jones, Emily Demko.

Five karate students at Northeastern Ju-Jitsu in SwoyersDavid Oram and WilliamTrowbridge attended the College ville were recently tested and promoted. First row, from Soccer Preparatory Academy at Slippery Rock University left: Emily Brzozowaki, first degree black belt; Jake Kaand were chosen as camp all-stars. Oram, a goalkeeper, and busky, first degree black belt. Second row: Sam Guzzo, secTrowbridge, a midfielder, are seniors at Meyers. Oram was ond degree black belt; Billy Newhart, third degree black also chosen as MVP goalkeeper at the YSC Varsity Elite belt; Sarah Bannon, second degree black belt. Standing: Team Camp at Eastern University. Both are members of Sensei Robert Dunn; master Sean McGrath; grandmaster Upper 90 Revolution U18 travel team. Charles Litchkowski.

Oram, Trowbridge named camp all-stars

Karate students earn promotion

Wyoming Valley U10 squad takes tourney

The Wyoming Valley Soccer Club U10 girls team finished in first place in the Pa. Classics soccer tournament held in Manheim. First row, from left: Lauren Chapple, Emma Sweitzer, Emily Smith, Jenna Butcofski, Grace Parsons, McKenzie Apaliski. Second row: Coach Todd Paczewski, Sara Krokos, Carly Cavanaugh, Kennadi Josefowicz, Abby Paczewski, Paige Motovidlak, Cameron Forgash, coach Chris Chapple. Absent from photo: Alison Francis, Paige Parsons, coach Javier Rodriguez, coach Andy Sandoe.

Wyoming Valley West swimming and water polo standout Janelle McDaniels was named Academic All-American, water polo All-American and selected to the All-American swim team by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association. First row, from left: Frank Tribendis, Wyoming Valley West swim and water polo coach; Janelle McDaniels; Joe McDaniels, Janelle’s father. Second row: Sandy Mackay, athletic director; Erin Keating, principal.

WVW standout McDaniels named All-American

During the flood disaster, members of the Nanticoke Trojans football team helped victims remove items from their homes. They also donated various items that were collected at a game against Meyers, as well as money collected for the Tilbury Fire Co. for the fuel to have a tractor-trailer filled with ice, donated by Wegman’s, come to the area. Above, from left: Zak Matulewski, Klay Kaspryk, Kevin Zaykosky, Brian Maslowski, Joe Voyton, Joe Shimko, homeowner Frank Evina. In photo at right, pictured from left: James Edwards, Derik Wolfe, Brad Yanus, Pedro Bracero, Andy Novak of Tilbury Fire Co., Christian Steveson, Chris Gavrish, Kyle Gavrish.

Nanticoke football team aids flood victims across region

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Scranton coach Strong stands alone atop D-3 victories list
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Mike Strong of the University of Scranton became the all-time leader in career coaching wins in NCAA Division III with an emotionally charged 46-43 victory over host Cabrini College in Radnor. Strong improved to 758-163 in his 32-year career, allowing him to break a tie at 757 with Phil Kahler, the retired St. John

Fisher coach. Strong was not around for the end of the game after being ejected for the first time in his career. He received two technical fouls midway through the second half. "I should probably say I did it on purpose, but I didn’t," Strong said. Erin Boggan led Scranton with 11 points while adding

eight rebounds and three steals. Cordes (152) and Brian Dwyer (170). WRESTLING For Tunkhannock Casey Wyoming Valley West 62, Drake and Charlie Generotti Tunkhannock 9 won the two matches for TunkWyoming Valley West won all hannock. 106 – James Wright (WVW) pinned Justin but two matches as it defeated Stonier 2:52; 113 – Alex Timka (WVW) pinned Tunkhannock at home in wres- Morgan McClosky :21; 120 – Travis Roper (WVW) pinned Mike Pavilko 4:22; 126 – Mike Sheields tling competition on Saturday (WVW) won by forfeit; 132 – Kyle Krasavage (WVW) tech. fall Zack Appleby 4:48; 138 – Nate led by falls from James Wright Cheek (WVW) dec Chris Packer 5-2; 145 – (106 pounds), Alex Timka Derrick Simms (WVW) dec Ben Siegel 7-5; 152 – (113), Travis Roper (120), Cody Cody Cordes (WVW) pinned Colton Coolbaugh

1:38; 160 – Nick Palkovic (WVW) won by forfeit; 170 – Brian Dwyer (WVW) pinned Cole Wright 1:12; 182 – Charlie Generotti (TUN) dec Tom Smulowitz 7-0; 195 – Trey Cowman (WVW) dec Nate Carrasco 10-3; 220 – Brandon Baird (WVW) won by forfeit; 285 – Casey Drake (TUN) pinned T.J. Evans 1:45 Note: Match started at 160 pounds.

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Wyoming Seminary is second after the first day at the Beast of the East Wrestling Tournament in Newark, Del..

Evan Botwin (120), Dom Malone (126), Cohl Fulk (145), Eric Morris (170), A.J. Vizcarrondo (220), and Michael Johnson (285) all qualified for the championship quarterfinals. Danny Boychauck (103), Tyler Ponte (113), Jesse Holtin (132), and Ty White (138) are still alive in the tournament.

Sheptock, Davenport propel Berwick
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Kelly Sheptock totaled nine points en route to a 32-25 Berwick victory over Lake-Lehman in girls basketball play Saturday. Caty Davenport contributed to the win by totaling eight points. The Bulldogs trailed 21-20 entering the fourth quarter, but got four points apiece from Sheptock and Davenport to take the win. For Lake-Lehman, Cayle Spencer totaled 13 points, including two 3-point field goals.

Berwick Area (32): Steeber 0 0-0 0, Davenport 3 2-4 8, Shortlidge 2 0-0 4, Bridge 2 0-0 5, Palermo 2 0-0 4, Sheptock 3 3-6 9, Floryshak 1 0-0 2, Seely 0 0-0 0, Rinehimer 0 0-0 0; Totals: 13 5-10 32 Lake-Lehman (25): Konoposki 1 2-2 5, Sutton 2 0-4 4, Mosier 0 1-2 1, Moosic 0 0-0 0, Williams 0 0-0 0, Leskowski 0 0-2 0, Mahoney 0 2-2 2, Spencer 5 1-4 13; Totals 8 6-16 25 Berwick Area ..................................... 8 7 5 12 — 32 Lake-Lehman .................................... 5 6 8 6 -- 25 3-Point Field Goals— BER 1 (Bridge); LEH 3 (Konopinski, Spencer 2)

Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech 44, MMI Prep 36,

Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech defeated visiting MMI Prep with a fourth-quarter rally. For MMI Prep, Gabriella Lobitz led the effort with 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Rachel Stanziola and Maria Carrato added eight points each. Brittany Musselman had a Game-high 16 points for the Rams.

MMI Prep (36): Purcell 3 0-2 6, Stanziola 4 0-0 8, Lobitz 3 4-4 10, Carrato 4 0-4 8, Karchner 2 0-0 4, Shearer 0 0-0 0, Lara 0 0-0 0; Totals: 16 4-12 36 Vo Tech (44): Shickley 3 4-6 10, B. Musselman 6 4-10 16, Trivelpiece 4 1-2 9, Crawford 0 1-4 1, Cragle 4 0-0 8, Cerasoli 0 0-0 0, Williamoski 0 0-0 0, Travelpiece 0 0-0 0; Totals: 17 10 -22 44 MMI Prep ......................................... 8 8 8 8 — 36 Vo-Tech ........................................... 8 8 11 17 — 44 3-Point Field Goals— None

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Wyoming Seminary’s Emily Gabriel, right, passes the ball out of the corner as Coughlin’s Marissa Ross defends Saturday in WilkesBarre.

Wyoming Seminary 40, Coughlin 20

Wyoming Seminary used a third-quarter outburst to put away Coughlin. Jessica Neare totaled 13 points and one 3-point field goal, while Ann Romanowski posted 12 points to lead the

Blue Knights. The Crusaders were led by Kayla Eaton, who had seven points.

20 Wyoming Seminary.......................... 9 8 15 8 — 40 Coughlin ............................................. 6 6 2 6 — 20 3-Point Field Goals— SEM 2 (Neare); COU 1 (Eaton)

Wyoming Seminary (40): Romanowski 4 4-5 12, Neare 5 2-2 13, Gabriel 2 0-0 4, Karg 0 0-0 0, Williams 3 0-0 7, Davis 0 0-0 0, McMullan 1 2-5 4, Kilyanek 0 0-0 0, Casterline 0 0-0 0, Stemrich 0 0-0 0; Totals 15 8-12 40 Coughlin (20): Hayward 0 2-2 2, Bouedeau 1 0-0 2, Oliver 0 0-1 0, Eaton 3 0-0 7, Flaherty 1 0-1 2, Zigler 0 0-0 0, Sebastian 0 0-2 0, Harper 0 1-2 1, Williams 2 0-2 4, Ross 1 0-1 2; Totals: 8 3-11

Nanticoke 60, Wyoming Valley West 44

Theresa Kalinay totaled 21 points off off seven three-point field goals as Nanticoke defeat-

ed Wyoming Valley West 60-44 on Saturday Samantha Gow totaled 14 points off four three-point field goals to contribute to the win for the Trojans. Tara Zdancewicz totaled 12 points while Kaitlyn Smicherko totaled nine points and Taylor Reilly totaled eight points in

the effort for the Spartans

Wyoming Valley West (44): Judge 1 0-0 2, C. Smicherko 2 0-1 5, Gober 0 0-0 0, Reese 2 2-3 6, Reilly 4 0-0 8, K. Smicherko 1 7-8 9, Zdancewicz 4 4-5 12, Gross 0 0-0 0, Hoffman 1 0-0 2; Totals: 15 13-17 44 Nanticoke (60): Higgins 2 0-0 6, Brassington 1 0-0 3, Sugalski 0 0-0 0, Wolfe 3 3-6 9, Schinski 2 0-1 5, Yalch 0 0-0 0, Kalinay 7 0-0 21, Gow 5 0-0 14, Holl 1 0-0 2; Totals: 21 3-7 60 Wyoming Valley West............... 13 12 11 8 — 44 Nanticoke .................................... 13 9 19 19 — 60 3-Point Field Goals— WVW 1 (C. Smicherko); NAN 15 (Kalinay 7, Gow 4, Higgins 2, Brassington, Schinski)

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Mountaineers rally in Carbondale; Sem drops Coughlin
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Dallas defeated Carbondale on the road in a thriller, 39-38 in boys basketball action Saturday. Shane Dunn scored 12 points to lead the Mountaineers, who rallied from a 32-26 deficit entering the fourth quarter. Bobby Saba added nine points and Donnie Behm eight for Dallas.
Dallas (39): Behm 3 2-5 8, Brace 2 1-1 5, B. Saba 4 1-2 9, Simonovich 2 1-4 5, John P. Murray 0 0-0 0, Dunn 6 0-1 12, Ostroski 0 0-0 0, Fell 0 0-0 0, Zapoticky 0 0-0 0; Totals: 17 5-13 39 Carbondale (38): Giglioti 0 0-0 0, McGovern 1 0-4 2, Mamuro 4 3-4 11, Gargios 3 0-2 6, McCond 4 0-0 8, Hughes 1 0-0 2, Rivers 4 0-0 9; Totals: 17 3-10 38 Dallas ............................................. 7 8 11 13 — 39 Carbondale.................................... 10 6 17 5 — 38 3-Point Field Goals— CAR 1 (Rivers)

Wyoming Seminary 59, Coughlin 48

GAR 38, Crestwood 35

Wyoming Seminary defeated Coughlin behind E.J. Flippen’s 17 points. Sam Hwang contributed 12 points, including two 3-point field goals. For Coughlin, Marcus Cobb posted 17 points and Ian Jeremiah totaled 14.

Darrell Crawford scored 11 points and was 3-for-3 on his 3-point field goal attempts as GAR defeated Crestwood. Christian Skrepenak scored 11 points for the Grenadiers. Chirs Fazzini scored 12 points and John Fazzini scored 11 for the Comets.

Mid Valley defeated LakeLehman in the Lackawanna Trail Tournament. For Lake-Lehman, Cody Poepperling scored 14 points, while Kevin Bohan and Chirs O’Connor both added seven points for the Black Knights.
Mid Valley (48): Guzzi 2 0-0 4, Prislypsky 6 1-2 14, Demiay 4 4-6 12, Holod 1 0-0 2, DeMarco 2 0-0 4, Tanner 1 0-0 2, Tomasetti 2 4-10 8, Seber 1 0-0 2; Totals: 19 9-18 48 Lake-Lehman (38): Bohan 2 3-5 7, Novitski 0 0-0 0, James 2 0-0 4, Poepperling 5 2-3 14, O’Connor 3 1-3 7, Katchko 0 0-0 0, Borum 2 2-4 6; Totals: 14 8-15 38 Mid Valley...................................... 10 15 8 15 — 48 Lake-Lehman................................ 16 5 8 9 — 38 3-Point Field Goals— MID 1 (Prislypsky); LAKE 2 (Poepperling 2)

high 21 points as Nanticoke won. Tyler Meyers totaled 13 points with two 3-point field goals to contribute to the victory. Jeremy Clausen and Jared Pierce scored 8 points each in the effort for Berwick.
Nanticoke (69): Myers 4 3-5 13, Seise 0 0-0 0, Bevan 3 0-0 8, Yudichak 4 8-9 17, Walker 0 0-0 0, Reakes 1 2-2 4, Zaykoski 3 0-1 6, Matulewski 0 1-2 1, Decker 3 0-0 8, Williams 0 0-0 0, L. Casey 1 1-2 3, Valenti 0 0-0 0, Kairo 2 3-5 9; Totals: 22 18-26 69 Berwick (47): Meltio 0 0-0 0, Gaizick 1 0-0 2, Clausen 0 8-8 8, May 2 0-0 5, Curry 0 0-0 0, Ladonis 1 0-0 2, Morales 2 0-0 4, Pierce 3 2-2 8, Fenstermacher 0 2-6 2, Gensel, 0 0-2 0, Miller 2 5-7 11, Bridge 0 0-0 0, Morrison 1 0-2 2, Demko 0 1-2 1, Edwards 1 0-0 2. Totals: 14 16-29 47 Nanticoke .................................... 19 27 10 13 — 69 Berwick Area .............................. 9 16 10 12 — 47 3-Point Field Goals— NAN 7 (Myers 2, Bevan 2, Decker 2, Yudichak); BER 3(Miller 2, May)

Coughlin (48): Montgomery 0 0-0 0, Heffers 1 0-0 3, Cobb 6 4-4 17, Jeremiah 6 2-3 14, Davis 1 0-0 2, Trout 1 0-0 2, Flaherty 0 0-0 0, McDonald 0 0-0 0, Oliver 3 2-3 10, Keen 0 0-0 0, Cerep 0 0-0 0; Totals: 18 8-10 48 Wyoming Seminary (59): Ellis 2 1-2 5, Hwang 4 2-2 12, Flippen 7 2-4 16, Sedar 0 1-4 1, Lefkowitz 3 1-2 7, Callahan 4 4-4 14, Barilla 1 0-0 2; Totals: 21 11-18 59 Coughlin ...................................... 12 8 8 20 — 48 Wyoming Seminary ................... 15 11 14 19 — 59 3-Point Field Goals— COU 4 (Heffers, Cobb, Oliver); SEM 4 (Hwang, Callahan)

GAR (38): Francis 0 5-7 5, Crawford 4 0-0 11, Sharpe 2 1-6 5, Ellis 1 0-1 2, Ricks 0 0-0 0, Powell 2 0-2 4, Skrepenak 5 1-2 11; Totals: 14 7-18 38 Crestwood (35): Gallagher 0 0-2 0, Jones 1 0-0 3, Judge 2 0-0 4, Roberts 1 0-0 3, J. Fazzini 4 3-4 11, C. Fazzini 5 0-0 12, Prohaske 1 0-0 2; Totals 14 3-6 35 GAR .................................................. 8 16 5 9 — 38 Crestwood ....................................... 6 10 7 12 — 35 3-Point Field Goals— GAR 3 (Crawford 3); CRE 4 (C. Fazzini 2, Roberts, Jones)

Mid Valley 48, Lake-Lehman 38

Nanticoke 69, Berwick 47

Joey Yudichak had a gameKalinay hit three 3-pointers that enabled Nanticoke forge a 41-36 lead at the end of the third quarter. She also tossed in three more treys in the fourth quarter, including one that gave the Trojanettes a 5542 lead with 3:11 remaining in the game. “I think everyone was feeling it in the second half,” Nanticoke junior forward Kayley Schinski said. “Valley West played very aggressively, but we had a lot of confidence in our shooting.” Gow finished with 14 points for

Norfolk 5 Penguins 2 Norfolk ........................................................ 2 3 0 — 5 Penguins .................................................... 1 1 0 — 2 First Period Scoring – 1. NOR, Matt Fornataro2 (Smith, Devos) power play :53. 2. NOR, Carter Ashton 14 (Gudas, Jackson) 4:32. 3. WBS, Ben Street 10 (Henningson, Merth) 10:41. Penalties – WBS, Wild (interference) :32; NOR, Labrie (roughing, unsportsmanlike conduct) 4:15; WBS, Schnell (roughing, unsportsmanlike conduct) 4:15; NOR, Jackson (interference) 6:54; NOR, Jackson (hooking) 14:19. Second Period Scoring – 4. WBS, Lerg 11 (Walker, McDonald) 1:42. 5. NOR, Tyler Johnson 11 (Cote, Tokarski) 7:06. 6. NOR, Cory Conacher 18 (Smith, Jackson) 13:31. 7. NOR, Michel Oullett 7 (Ashton, Angelidis) 19:40. Penalties – WBS, Grant (hooking) 3:47. Third Period Scoring – None. Penalties – NOR, Cote (tripping) 1:03; NOR, Palat (tripping) 9:18; WBS, Samuelsson (interference) 14:52; WBS, Schnell (interference) 19:07. Shots on goal Norfolk – 7-12-5-24 Penguins – 13-3-6-22 Power-play Opportunities Norfolk – 1 of 4 Penguins – 0 of 4 Goaltenders Norfolk – Dustin Tokarski 11-7-1 (20 saves-22 shots) Penguins – Brad Thiessen 11-7-2 (11-14); Scott Munroe (7:06 of the second period) (9-11) Referee – Geno Binda. Linesmen – Jud Ritter, Matt McNulty Attendance – 8,127

forward Tyler Johnson ripped a shot from the slot that went over the glove of Thiessen, who stopped seven of the 10 shots at that point. Scott Munroe replaced Thiessen and calmed things down for a bit until speedy rookie Cory Conacher connected to make it 4-2. Conacher skated into the Penguins end and around defenseman Philip Samuelsson before speeding around the net and placing the puck through the fivehole for a wraparound goal. “We had a couple lapses in the second period and they had some quick ones on us, and we never really got back into it after that,” Samuelsson said. “They’ve got a couple quick forwards that can zip by you wide and they have big forwards that can skate well and protect the puck. They’re a tough team to defend against.” Michel Oullett gave the Admirals a 5-2 lead to close out the period with a tap in at the corner post with 20 seconds left. “After their third goal, mentally we went flat,” Walker said. “They got one, then another and another. We gave up more chances then we would’ve liked to tonight.” Thiessen returned to the net to start the third after Munroe stopped nine of 11 shots in relief. Hynes said the move was a sign that he has confidence in his goaltender. “He made some big saves for us. The two goals early weren’t necessarily his fault,” Hynes said. The Penguins did keep the Admirals off the board in the third period behind four saves from Thiessen, and they even outshot Norfolk 6-4. But it was the Penguins power play that failed them in the third, blanking on two chances and going 0-for-4 on the night. “A power play goal or two would’ve been huge,” Walker said. “They had one and we have to at least match them in that regard.” NOTES - D Carl Sneep was called up to Pittsburgh on Saturday, along with F Jason Williams. - D Boris Valabik played in his first game this season, posting a minus-2 on the night. - The Penguins power play has connected once in its last 16 chances, covering a span of six games.

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Kalinay scored a game-high 21 points, including seven 3-point baskets, as Nanticoke set a school record by converting 15 field goals from behind the arc. “I just relaxed and shot the ball,” Kalinay said. “I got my feet set, and I just found myself in a zone. I knew the shots were going in.”

Kalinay’s red-hot shooting was contagious. Gow tossed in four 3point shots that also played a key role in Nanticoke’s offensive explosion in the second half against the much taller Spartans. Nanticoke’s second half run turned the much anticipated showdown between two of the premier teams in the Wyoming Valley Conference into a romp. “It was a very aggressive game,” Gow said. “Both teams played hard. We picked up our shooting in the second half. I just had to get my

elbow to the right angle.” Wyoming Valley West (3-1) led throughout most of the first half, and had a 25-22 advantage at intermission. However, the Spartans struggled mightily on offense in the second half, and their defense could not contain Nanticoke’s outside shooting. “When they got hot, they were definitely in a zone,” Spartans coach Curt Lloyd said. “Kalinay and Gow we’re really feeling it. They kept knocking down one big shot after another.”

the Trojanettes (3-0), Katie Wolfe had nine points and Schinski scored five points. Senior forward Tara Zdancewicz paced Wyoming Valley West with 12 points According to Schinski, the win was a confidence builder for Nanticoke, which has its sights set on the District 2 Class 2A title. “I think we’re going to continue to get better,” Schinski said. “If we keep playing like we played tonight, we’re going to be very successful.” Lloyd concurred.

“If they keep on shooting like they did tonight, it is going to be very difficult for anybody to beat them,” Lloyd said. Nanticoke 60, Wyoming Valley West 44

Wyoming Valley West (00): Judge 1 0-0 2, C. Smicherko 2 0-1 5, Gober 0 0-0 0, Reese 2 2-3 6, Reilly 4 0-0 8, K. Smicherko 1 7-8 9, Zdancewicz 4 4-5 12, Gross 0 0-0 0, Hoffman 1 0-0 2; Totals: 15 13-17 44 Nanticoke (00): Higgins 2 0-0 6, Brassington 1 0-0 3, Sugalski 0 0-0 0, Wolfe 3 3-6 9, Schinski 2 0-1 5, Yalch 0 0-0 0, Kalinay 7 0-0 21, Gow 5 0-0 14, Holl 1 0-0 2; Totals: 21 3-7 60 Wyoming Valley West .............. 13 12 11 8 — 44 Nanticoke.................................... 13 9 19 19 — 60 3-Point Field Goals— WVW 1 (C. Smicherko); NAN 15 (Kalinay 7, Gow 4, Higgins 2, Brassington, Schinsk1)

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The top two teams in the nation will play as the Bears prepare to host the Huskies.
By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer

Baylor ready for UConn challenge
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ESPN hopes Braun, Dodd stories turn tide
Network has been criticized for its efforts in the Penn St. and Syracuse abuse scandals.
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Brittney Griner has been looking forward to another shot against Connecticut. She’ll get her chance on Sunday when topranked Baylor faces the No. 2 Huskies. The two teams met early last season with the rankings reversed and UConn escaped with a one-point victory in Hartford, rallying from a late eight-point deficit. The 6-foot-8 phenom felt the loss was her fault. “That last game with UConn has been on my mind for a long time,” Griner said. “The one thing I think about the most is my free throws. It was just horrible that game. After that game, I hit almost every free throw I attempted.” Griner missed eight of 13 from the free throw line, including some key misses down the stretch that allowed UConn to rally for the 65-64 win. She hasn’t been missing much of anything this season, leading Baylor to victory after victory. Griner is averaging 22.8 points, 10.7 rebounds and 4.9 blocks in just 30 minutes a game this season for the Lady Bears (10-0). She’s also shooting 73 percent from the foul line. So far Baylor and Connecticut’s games this season have been anything but competitive. The Lady Bears have won by an average of 34.5 points. Throw out wins over ranked Notre Dame and Tennessee and the margin jumps to nearly 40 a game. “I know I’m definitely ready for a game like this. Our team is ready for a game like this,” Griner said. “These are the kind of games basketball players live for, 1 vs. 2, big games. Nobody wants to blow out a team, that’s not fun. You want hard competitive games when everybody puts it on the line. Those games I love playing.” There has been a definite buzz around Waco leading up to the game, which sold out weeks in advance for the first time in school history. “It’s great for women’s basketball, great for Baylor,” Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey said. “The thing I will take away from it win or lose, now we’ve played Notre Dame, we’ve played Connecticut, we’ve got Big 12 coming up. ... Win or lose, where do we need to improve? It’s a gauge, nothing more than a gauge right now. That is the way I will approach it after the game is over.” Connecticut (9-0) has run through its opposition this season winning by nearly 41.5 points a game, including a 30-point demolition of defending national champion Texas A&M in the Jimmy V Classic. Yet they are in a little different role, playing only their second road game of the season and for once may not be expected to win. “It’s weird,” UConn center Stefanie Dolson said. “Everyone always says you don’t focus on the ranking and the hype that everyone’s talking about. Who’s going to win? Who’s the underdog? So for us we don’t really focus on that. We’re just going to kind of go out and play as hard as we can, compete as hard as we can. And whoever wins is the better team that night.” There haven’t been many nights over the last few years that the Huskies haven’t been the better team. It’s the first time in four seasons that UConn will be playing a higher ranked opponent. UConn has only lost twice in the last three seasons — falling at Stanford last December that ended their record 90-game winning streak. The Huskies then lost in the Final Four to Notre Dame.

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Mat Latos works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning Sept. 14 in San Francisco.

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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Edinson Volquez throws against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning June 18 in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati sends two former first-round picks, starting pitcher to Padres in deal
By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer

Reds pay price, get P Latos
CINCINNATI — The price tag for Mat Latos was daunting. The Cincinnati Reds were willing to pay it. The Reds addressed their biggest offseason need on Saturday, acquiring the right-handed starter from San Diego for a package of four players that includes two top prospects. Cincinnati gave up infielder Yonder Alonso and catcher Yasmani Grandal — both firstround picks — along with starting pitcher Edinson Volquez to get the 24-year-old Latos, who initially will move into the No. 2 spot in the rotation behind Johnny Cueto. Latos went 9-14 with a 3.47 ERA for the Padres last season, finishing among the NL leaders in ERA and strikeouts. The trade surprised Latos, who said the Padres had indicated to him that he wouldn’t be going anywhere. “A little bit of shock and a little bit of excitement,” Latos said, describing his reaction. “Shock because literally I wake up and I’m traded. Excitement because I’m excited to join a club that’s got a lot of talent and a lot of potential. I’m excited for new scenery.” The Reds wanted him so badly that they were willing to give up a lot. “To acquire a pitcher who is ready to fit into the top of a rotation, you have to give up talent,” general manager Walt Jocketty said. Latos joins a rotation that includes Cueto, Bronson Arroyo, Mike Leake and Homer Bailey. The rotation was a problem last season, with Cueto opening the season on the disabled list and Arroyo struggling with mononucleosis that he contracted during spring training. Heading into the offseason, the Reds needed to get another top starter and a closer to replace departed Francisco Cordero. They think they’ve filled their first need. “When we have Cueto and Latos at the top of our rotation, I think people are going to take notice,” Jocketty said. Latos tied a major league record by allowing two or fewer runs in 15 consecutive starts in 2010. Last season, he held righthanded batters to a .204 average and made 20 quality starts, tied for most on the Padres, who like their pitching depth. “Mat, with all his success, I think grew up in a hurry in the big leagues and is probably going to do very well in Cincinnati,” Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said. “We do have a good group of pitchers. We have a very good group in Double-A coming up behind him. It was a

tough trade to make, but ... we have a huge chunk of talent we have put in the system the last couple of years and ultimately I think that’s our best path to success.” Alonso, the seventh overall pick in 2008, didn’t have a place to play with Joey Votto a mainstay at first base. The Reds moved him to left field briefly last season, but he struggled defensively. The 24-year-old Alonso batted .330 with five homers and 15 RBIs in 47 games. Byrnes said he’ll be a leading contender for the starting job. Volquez was coming off a disappointing season, going 5-7 with a 5.71 ERA. The Reds got him from Texas in the trade for Josh Hamilton in December 2007. Volquez went 17-6 with a 3.21 ERA in 2008, when both he and Hamilton made the All-Star teams. Volquez needed reconstructive elbow surgery the following year and has never gotten back into form. Grandal, the 12th overall pick in 2010, batted .305 with 14 homers and 68 RBIs at Class A, Double-A and Triple-A last season, making a quick rise through the farm system. He was slotted behind catcher Devin Mesoraco, a first-round pick in 2007 who made it to the majors last season and played in 18 games. Jocketty said Reds were willing to trade Alonso and Grandal because they were stuck behind other players at their positions. will have spent more time in a Phillies uniform than Rollins. He is 368 hits and 1,494 at-bats shy of Schmidt’s franchise records and 135 stolen bases short of “Sliding” Billy Hamilton’s 508 from 1890 to 1895. “Gotta deal with me for 3 (4) more years,” Rollins tweeted Saturday afternoon. Rollins offers familiarity at the top of Charlie Manuel’s lineup. His .743 on-base-plus-slugging percentage in 2011 ranked 11th among all major-league shortstops, and his defense remains above average. Of course, Rollins’ production has waned since the MVP season of 2007, but faced with using 22-year-old Freddy Galvis or a stopgap veteran to replace him, the Phillies viewed Rollins as the best choice for 2012

NEW YORK — ESPN’s newsmaking coverage this past week on baseball MVP Ryan Braun and another alleged case of sexual abuse by a sports figure are a boost and, no doubt, relief to the network’s journalists after a tough month. Critics roughed up the sports network for its handling of abuse stories involving former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and ex-Syracuse basketball assistant Bernie Fine. And some in sports wonder whether a network that pays millions of dollars in rights fees to televise sports events can critically report controversial sports stories. ESPN says it can. “There is some impetus to do more enterprise and investigative reporting,” said Vince Doria, ESPN’s vice president and director of news. “That’s an important area for the company.” ESPN broke the story on Saturday that Milwaukee Brewers slugger and reigning National League MVP Braun had tested positive for a substance banned by baseball and is fighting to avoid a 50-game suspension. A day earlier, ESPN’s Tom Farrey reported that two former youth basketball players accused ex-Amateur Athletic Union president Robert “Bobby” Dodd of molesting them as children. One of the accusers, Ralph West, said he came to ESPN after reading the grand jury allegations against Sandusky and sought out Farrey because of a book the reporter wrote on amateur athletics. Most in-depth or investigative reporting on ESPN is featured on either the daily show “Outside the Lines,” particularly its weekend edition, or the occasional series “E:60,” which focuses on longer-form, off the news storytelling. The network just hired Don Van Atta Jr., a former New York Times investigative reporter. Among its other prominent reporters are Mark Fainaru-Wada, who wrote “Game of Shadows” about steroid charges against Barry Bonds, former New York Daily News reporter T.J. Quinn

and Paula Lavigne, who has looked into health issues in sports. Ten journalists are specifically assigned to ESPN’s enterprise unit, with another four attached to “E:60.” Both breaking news and investigative reporting efforts were faulted in ESPN’s response to the Sandusky and Fine stories. In the days after the lurid grand jury report that made Sandusky a household name, ESPN was criticized for being slow to grasp the story’s significance and follow up on its threads. Sara Ganim, a reporter from the Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., was widely regarded as the toughest and most aggressive reporter on the story. It took three days before ESPN “finally seemed consistently to ask the right questions and find the appropriate moral outrage,” wrote Jason Fry and Kelly McBride of the journalism think tank the Poynter Institute. Both are working as ESPN ombudsmen. Some of ESPN’s early coverage, such as a blog post that discussed how the scandal would affect Penn State’s football recruiting, seemed ill-timed considering the more important questions about damaged youths, they noted. He believes perceptions rather than reality fueled some of the impressions. For example, ESPN had several reporters on the scene, but seemed flatfooted when it didn’t have a truck able to feed live pictures when students spontaneously protested head coach Joe Paterno’s firing, in contrast to some cable news networks, he said. ESPN was first on the air with a story about molestation allegations against Syracuse’s Fine. As the story developed, more people wondered why ESPN wasn’t reporting on the charges eight years earlier. The network in 2003 investigated a former Syracuse ball boy’s claims against Fine. Like the Syracuse Post Standard, which was looking into the same charges, the story wasn’t reported at the time because no one backed up the charges. Both organizations went public in 2011 when a second person told his own story of alleged abuse. It also came to light that ESPN had for years a tape of Fine’s wife discussing the alleged abuse with the first accuser, although with a lack of specificity. 2011. He had also been criticized by Paterno for his work in the classroom and was charged twice with disorderly conduct for engaging in fighting. The status of both players for the bowl game remains to be seen. The team is scheduled to continue practicing on campus this week before players head home for the holiday and fly to Dallas on Dec. 26. A series of posts written Saturday evening on McGloin’s Twitter account about the incident were sandwiched around a disclaimer that the account had been hacked. The account, with 9,656 followers, was deactivated less than two hours later. This was the second time McGloin’s Twitter account was reportedly hacked. He also denied the authenticity of posts on his account during the fallout after the Jerry Sandusky grand jury report was issued. Valdez — could total about $30 million. Thus, barring any surprise moves, the 2012 payroll could be less than 2011’s $175 million. That creates flexibility for a July trade addition. In the immediate future, Amaro can turn his attention to a contract extension for Hamels, who is a free agent at season’s end. A divorce with Rollins was never a probability. Milwaukee was said to have made an offer, but they signed shortstop Alex Gonzalez and third baseman Aramis Ramirez more than a week ago. Other teams like San Francisco and Atlanta plan to start rookies at shortstop. St. Louis was consumed with their failed quest at re-signing slugger Albert Pujols and eventually settled for Rafael Furcal at shortstop.

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The reported fight came after Saturday’s session at the Lions’ Lasch Building headquarters. McGloin hit his head during the scuffle and suffered a seizure and a possible concussion, his father, Paul McGloin, told The Patriot-News. The Scranton native split time under center with Rob Bolden through the first nine games of the season before being installed as the full-time starter after Bradley took over the team following the firing of Joe Paterno. Drake’s promising career has been waylaid by injuries and disciplinary issues. The former high school quarterback from Philadelphia has twice dealt with a broken leg that forced him to miss the entire 2010 season and much of the early schedule in and beyond. Galvis, slick-fielding but saddled with questions about his bat, can now spend a full season in triple A and becomes a possible trade chip. He could also be moved to third or second base. Placido Polanco could be a free agent after 2012 (his contract include a mutual option for 2013), and Chase Utley’s contract expires after the 2013 season. Amaro said last week that should Rollins re-sign, he would likely be the final offensive addition of the offseason. The Phillies have guaranteed contracts with 16 players for 2012, and four others are eligible for arbitration. The payroll is currently at $135 million, but the arbitration-eligible players — Cole Hamels, Hunter Pence, Kyle Kendrick, and Wilson

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ment. This day was long-assumed even before the market for shortstops dwindled to only Rollins. He is the longest-tenured athlete in Philadelphia, active in the community, and still one of the more productive shortstops in the league. But Rollins’ pride was tested this winter. Ultimately, the contract is a concession for Rollins, who declared days after the season ended abruptly that he wanted a fiveyear contract. Still, the 33-yearold shortstop admitted he wanted to remain in Philadelphia.

“I’ve been here since 1996. That’s a long time in this organization,” Rollins said then. “It’s the only one I’ve known. I’ve never thought about having to go anywhere else.” And really, there was nowhere else for Rollins to go. The Phillies were content to idle for much of the winter because Rollins was their priority, and, with an advantage in negotiations, waiting was just fine. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. remained steadfast in guaranteeing no more than three years to a player who missed 94 games in the previous two seasons due to various lowerbody injuries. The contract will keep Rollins a Phillie through age 36, if the fourth year vests. If he plays all four seasons, only Mike Schmidt

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Quarterbacks Att Com Yds TD Int Brady, NWE .............. 496 328 4273 33 11 Schaub, HOU............ 292 178 2479 15 6 Roethlisberger, PIT.. 429 276 3526 21 11 Rivers, SND .............. 480 302 3745 22 17 Mat. Moore, MIA ....... 263 162 1864 10 6 Tebow, DEN.............. 198 96 1290 11 2 Sanchez, NYJ ........... 426 242 2859 21 11 Hasselbeck, TEN ..... 403 246 2701 15 10 Dalton, CIN................ 415 245 2833 18 12 Fitzpatrick, BUF ........ 449 278 3013 20 16 Rushers Att Yds Avg LG TD Jones-Drew, JAC ..... 294 1334 4.54 43 7 R. Rice, BAL .............. 234 1029 4.40 67 10 A. Foster, HOU ......... 239 957 4.00 43 8 Ry. Mathews, SND ... 185 943 5.10 39 4 F. Jackson, BUF ....... 170 934 5.49 80t 6 McGahee, DEN......... 199 920 4.62 60t 4 Benson, CIN .............. 222 883 3.98 42 5 Chr. Johnson, TEN... 217 875 4.03 48t 4 S. Greene, NYJ......... 207 868 4.19 31 6 Be. Tate, HOU ........... 146 820 5.62 44 3 Receivers No Yds Avg LG TD Welker, NWE............. 100 1339 13.4 99t 9 R. Gronkowski, NWE ........................... 71 1088 15.3 52t 15 B. Marshall, MIA ....... 67 937 14.0 46 4 Bowe, KAN ................ 65 937 14.4 52t 4 St. Johnson, BUF...... 63 790 12.5 53 6 M. Wallace, PIT ........ 62 1034 16.7 95t 8 R. Rice, BAL .............. 62 593 9.6 52 2 Garcon, IND .............. 60 851 14.2 87t 6 N. Washington, TEN 59 798 13.5 57 5 Hernandez, NWE...... 59 607 10.3 30 5 Punters No Yds LG Avg Lechler, OAK....................... 68 3450 80 50.7 Fields, MIA........................... 62 3071 70 49.5 Moorman, BUF .................... 57 2763 66 48.5 Scifres, SND........................ 43 2068 71 48.1 B. Colquitt, DEN.................. 82 3910 66 47.7 McAfee, IND ........................ 73 3436 64 47.1 Koch, BAL ............................ 59 2731 62 46.3 Mesko, NWE ....................... 45 2075 61 46.1 D. Colquitt, KAN.................. 76 3462 68 45.6 Punt Returners No Yds Avg LG TD Arenas, KAN................. 25 333 13.3 37 0 An. Brown, PIT............. 27 330 12.2 60t 1 Mariani, TEN ................ 31 363 11.7 79t 1 Edelman, NWE ............ 23 269 11.7 72t 1 Bess, MIA ..................... 29 316 10.9 22 0 L. Webb, BAL ............... 27 290 10.7 68t 1 Jac. Jones, HOU ......... 41 439 10.7 79t 1 Cosby, DEN.................. 26 269 10.3 30 0 Br. Tate, CIN................. 44 425 9.7 56t 1 Kickoff Returners No Yds Avg LG TD McKnight, NYJ........... 29 940 32.4 107t 1 An. Brown, PIT .......... 20 549 27.5 52 0 Cribbs, CLE................ 30 787 26.2 63 0 R. Goodman, SND .... 25 652 26.1 44 0 C. Gates, MIA............. 27 675 25.0 77 0 Mariani, TEN .............. 26 635 24.4 49 0 Karim, JAC ................. 24 573 23.9 37 0 Br. Tate, CIN .............. 33 785 23.8 45 0 McCluster, KAN ......... 23 510 22.2 35 0 Scoring Touchdowns TD Rush Rec Ret Pts R. Gronkowski, NWE .......................... 16 1 15 0 96 R. Rice, BAL ............. 12 10 2 0 72 A. Foster, HOU ........ 10 8 2 0 60 Jones-Drew, JAC .... 10 7 3 0 60 Decker, DEN ............ 9 0 8 1 54 Welker, NWE............ 9 0 9 0 54 M. Bush, OAK .......... 8 7 1 0 48 Green-Ellis, NWE .... 8 8 0 0 48 V. Jackson, SND ..... 8 0 8 0 48 Mendenhall, PIT ...... 8 8 0 0 48 Kicking PAT FG LG Pts Cundiff, BAL ................... 33-33 27-35 51 114 Gostkowski, NWE ......... 46-46 22-26 50 112 Rackers, HOU................ 36-37 24-29 54 108 Nugent, CIN ................... 28-29 25-27 49 103 Novak, SND ................... 31-32 23-28 53 100 Janikowski, OAK............ 30-30 22-24 63 96 Bironas, TEN.................. 29-29 21-24 52 92 Folk, NYJ ........................ 39-39 16-21 51 87 Suisham, PIT.................. 32-32 18-24 49 86

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Quarterbacks Att Com Yds TD Int A. Rodgers, GBY...... 438 305 4125 39 6 Brees, NOR............... 543 385 4368 32 11 Romo, DAL................ 453 294 3646 26 9 E. Manning, NYG ..... 489 303 4105 25 12 Stafford, DET ............ 516 327 3754 29 14 Ale. Smith, SNF........ 358 221 2565 15 5 M. Ryan, ATL ............ 505 307 3698 26 12 Cutler, CHI ................ 314 182 2319 13 7 Kolb, ARI ................... 253 146 1955 9 8 C. Newton, CAR ....... 452 270 3573 15 16 Rushers Att Yds Avg LG TD L. McCoy, PHL.......... 242 1172 4.84 60 14 M. Turner, ATL.......... 273 1129 4.14 61 9 Gore, SNF ................. 234 1054 4.50 55 6 Forte, CHI .................. 203 997 4.91 46 3 M. Lynch, SEA .......... 225 969 4.31 47 9 B. Wells, ARI ............. 216 943 4.37 71 9 Murray, DAL .............. 164 897 5.47 91t 2 S. Jackson, STL........ 202 895 4.43 47t 5 A. Peterson, MIN ...... 186 872 4.69 54 11 Blount, TAM ............... 167 737 4.41 54t 5 Receivers No Yds Avg LG TD R. White, ATL ............. 85 1100 12.9 43 8 J. Graham, NOR ........ 80 1101 13.8 59 8 T. Gonzalez, ATL ....... 74 826 11.2 30 7 Sproles, NOR ............. 74 580 7.8 36 4 Ca. Johnson, DET ..... 72 1121 15.6 73t 12 Harvin, MIN................. 69 779 11.3 52t 5 Cruz, NYG................... 68 1150 16.9 74t 7 St. Smith, CAR ........... 67 1217 18.2 77t 5 G. Jennings, GBY ...... 67 949 14.2 79t 9 H. Nicks, NYG ............ 65 1023 15.7 68 6 Punters No Yds LG Avg A. Lee, SNF ......................... 65 3293 68 50.7 Morstead, NOR................... 42 2005 64 47.7 J. Ryan, SEA ....................... 77 3646 77 47.4 Weatherford, NYG .............. 65 2997 62 46.1 Zastudil, ARI........................ 67 3063 66 45.7 Kluwe, MIN .......................... 61 2771 60 45.4 McBriar, DAL....................... 46 2076 68 45.1 Masthay, GBY ..................... 42 1887 67 44.9 Donn. Jones, STL............... 85 3767 65 44.3 Punt Returners No Yds Avg LG TD D. Hester, CHI.............. 24 443 18.5 82t 2 P. Peterson, ARI.......... 37 603 16.3 99t 4 Ginn Jr., SNF ............... 38 466 12.3 55t 1 Cobb, GBY ................... 24 287 12.0 80t 1 Banks, WAS.................. 30 317 10.6 55 0 L. Washington, SEA.... 34 354 10.4 37 0 Weems, ATL ................ 31 306 9.9 42 0 P. Parker, TAM............. 23 210 9.1 34 0 Sproles, NOR............... 23 204 8.9 72t 1 Kickoff Returners No Yds Avg LG TD Ginn Jr., SNF ............. 28 788 28.1 102t 1 Cobb, GBY ................. 30 839 28.0 108t 1 Pilares, CAR .............. 19 515 27.1 101t 1 Sproles, NOR............. 31 813 26.2 57 0 Logan, DET ................ 26 665 25.6 42 0 L. Washington, SEA.. 35 877 25.1 54 0 Dev. Thomas, NYG... 24 576 24.0 40 0 Stephens-Howling, ARI............................... 32 759 23.7 35 0 Booker, MIN ............... 19 450 23.7 68 0 Scoring Touchdowns TD Rush Rec Ret Pts L. McCoy, PHL ........ 17 14 3 0 102 C. Newton, CAR...... 13 13 0 0 78 Ca. Johnson, DET... 12 0 12 0 72 A. Peterson, MIN..... 12 11 1 0 72 M. Lynch, SEA......... 10 9 1 0 60 J. Nelson, GBY........ 10 0 10 0 60 G. Jennings, GBY ... 9 0 9 0 54 M. Turner, ATL ........ 9 9 0 0 54 B. Wells, ARI............ 9 9 0 0 54 Br. Jacobs, NYG ..... 8 7 1 0 50 Kicking PAT FG LG Pts Akers, SNF ..................... 27-27 36-42 55 135 D. Bailey, DAL ................ 32-32 31-35 51 125 Crosby, GBY .................. 55-56 23-25 58 124 Kasay, NOR.................... 45-45 26-31 53 123 M. Bryant, ATL ............... 38-38 23-25 50 107 Gould, CHI...................... 32-32 25-28 57 107 Ja. Hanson, DET ........... 41-41 22-26 51 107 Barth, TAM ...................... 20-20 24-26 55 92 Henery, PHL................... 34-34 19-22 47 91

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After grabbing first place in the NFC East from the Dallas Cowboys with yet another fourthquarter comeback, the New York Giants head into the final three weeks of the season in control of their playoff fate. All they have to do is finish, which has been Tom Coughlin’s rallying cry from Day 1 of training camp after late-season collapses cost New York trips to the postseason the past two years. The playoff scenario for the Giants UP NEXT (7-6) is simple. WASHINGTON Win three at N.Y. GIANTS games and TV: 1 p.m., FOX, they are in. WOLF-56 Win two of OPENING and LINE: Giants by three, make sure one 7 11⁄2 LAST MEETof the victories ING: Redskins is Dallas (7-6) beat Giants on the final 28-14, Sept. 11 weekend, and that also leads to the postseason. It all starts today with Washington (4-9), a team that has nothing to play for but the usual non-contender laments of a job next season, pride and just the desire to win. However, this also is the same team that made the Giants and Eli Manning look miserable in a season-opening 28-14 victory. Rex Grossman threw for 305 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions and Washington’s defense held New York to one thirddown conversion in 10 tries. “We are not overlooking the Redskins,” said safety Antrel Rolle, who recently said the Giants would beat the Redskins 99 out of 100 times. “We have respect for each NFL opponent that we face but at the end of the day, I know what we bring to the table and how good we are. I know what the outcome of the game should be come Sun-

The Broncos just keep winning games after naming him as their starting quarterback.
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Patriots prep for unique Tebow

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In a game played between the Redskins and Giants last year, the Giants won, but were eliminated from the playoffs. The Giants, hope to win today to against to their improve playoff hopes.

day. It is up to us to go out there and put it on film and make sure the outcome is what we plan.” Former Giants and current Redskins defensive tackle Barry Cofield expects more from New York this time around. “I think they may have been confident going into the first game, but I know we shook that confidence by beating them the way we beat them,” Cofield said. “And I think they’ve got a lot of respect for us now, especially the way we’ve been playing the last couple of weeks.” While they have lost 8 of 9 games, the Redskins have played hard during most of that span. Last week was no different in a 34-27 loss to the New England Patriots. Washington posted a season-high 463 yards despite

playing without tight end Fred Davis and left tackle Trent Williams. Both were out because of season-ending suspensions for violating the NFL’s drugs policy. An apparent late game-tying touchdown was called back because of an offensive pass interference call against Redskins receiver Santana Moss. Grossman isn’t interested in playing the role of a spoiler. “I play this game to win,” he said. “You put so much energy and effort into each week that winning the game and feeling good after the game each Sunday and being proud of what you accomplished, that is plenty of motivation. You are playing for pride and going out there and trying to win and that’s really all the motivation you need as far as I am con-

cerned. If we are spoilers in the process, it doesn’t give you any gratification. It is good to go win.” In facing the Giants, Grossman will be going against a defense that has given up 121 points and 1,498 yards in its past three games against New Orleans, Green Bay and Dallas. Grossman downplayed the big numbers. “They didn’t play as well as they normally do, but those offenses present problems to everybody,” Grossman said. “We have to go out and execute our offense and be the best that we can be and focus on our execution. I really don’t worry about how well or how good the defense is. I just worry about how I can execute our plays the best that I can.”

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Harbaugh seeks advice from brother
John Harbaugh’s Ravens beat Pittsburgh twice. Jim is hoping for similar success.
By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer

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PITTSBURGH at SAN FRANCISCO TV: Monday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN OPENING LINE: Off LAST MEETING: Steelers beat 49ers 37-16, Sept. 23, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO — Before 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh started his preparation for Steelers week, he had an important phone call to make to learn the ins and outs of how to beat Pittsburgh: to Baltimore coach and big brother, John. The Ravens have won both of their meetings this season against the Steelers in what has evolved into one of the NFL’s fiercest rivalries. And Monday night’s matchup between San Francisco and Pittsburgh has plenty of meaning to Baltimore, which is tied with the Steelers atop the AFC North standings and trying to win the division. “I’m sure they talk about brotherly things when they talk,” joked Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin. Whether it’s a game-planning perk for Jim Harbaugh because of his family connection is unclear. Everybody knows the Harbaugh brothers talk just about every week anyway, aside maybe from the lead up to their historymaking Thanksgiving face off.

Jim Harbaugh downplayed the conversation Thursday. “Just the usual. We did speak earlier this week,” he said. “We talked about (the Steelers). We talked about last week’s game, talked about this week’s game as we often do.” John Harbaugh asked a team official to make sure he was allowed to help his brother with any insight. “I’m sure there will be some of that,” John Harbaugh said. “You know, coaches, really, the truth is, coaches do that around the league based on best interest and things like that. I know for a fact a lot of coaches have spent a lot of time talking about us before they play us, so I’m sure we’ll try to help him in some way if we can.” The 49ers could use the boost. They have something to prove in

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49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh shakes hands with Dashon Goldson prior to last week’s game at Arizona.

prime time. San Francisco had fits protecting quarterback Alex Smith in an embarrassing Thanksgiving flop at Baltimore and hardly wants a repeat show against another top team from the AFC when the Steelers come to Candlestick Park on Monday night. Now, the Niners offense must prepare for constant pressure from Pittsburgh’s top-ranked pass defense — and it probably won’t be all that different from the attacking mentality Baltimore brought on every snap. If the offensive line continues to give up so many sacks, it could

be another long night on the NFL’s big stage for the NFC West champion 49ers (10-3). They are struggling to convert in the red zone. “We’ve left a lot of food on the table,” said Smith, sacked 18 times over the past three games. “You’d like to form an identity.” This marks the fourth time in Monday Night Football history that two teams face off with 10 victories and a winning percentage of at least .750 — and San Francisco has played in all of them, the last on Dec. 15, 1997, with the 12-2 49ers against the 11-3 Broncos.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots say they’re preparing for Tim Tebow like they do for any other quarterback — learn what he does well and what he does poorly and take advantage of that knowledge. There’s a big problem, though. Tebow isn’t like any other quarterback. “He’s a very unique person,” said Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who played with Tebow at Florida. “He’s a leader.” Tebow Tebow has led the Denver Broncos to a 7-1 record in his eight starts since they opened at 1-4. Their 8-5 mark going into Sunday’s home game against the Patriots leads the AFC West. New England has allowed the most yards in the NFL despite a 10-3 record that’s tied for the best in the AFC. They’ll have to be very disciplined to deal with the scrambling Tebow. He has flaws in his footwork and throwing mechanics but can run around and over defenders with his 235 pounds. “He’s a big strong guy and he’s fearless,” said Patriots defensive back Nate Jones, a teammate of Tebow’s last season. “You don’t want to blow it out of proportion, but you want to take it in stride and prepare how you do every week and know what his strengths are, know what his weaknesses are. “But anytime you have a quarterback that’s mobile, it definitely is a challenge for a defense.” Pass rushers must try to keep Tebow in the pocket. Outside defenders most hold their positions to stop him from turning the corner. Cornerbacks must stick with their men and not move up when it appears he will run. Tebow can pass well when he’s on the move. He’s completed just 48.5 percent of his passes this season, but the Patriots say he’s underrated as a thrower. “He can hit (passes) in the pocket. He can hit them out of the pocket,” coach Bill Belichick said. “There are plenty of examples of both.” Patriots cornerback Antwaun Molden was with Houston when the Texans faced the Broncos last Dec. 26. Tebow scored on a 6-yard run with 3:02 left to tie the game and the extra point gave the Broncos a 24-23 win. What did he learn from that? “Be alert. Every play he can hurt you,” Molden said. “Some say he can’t pass. From what I saw on film ... the guy can pass and he can also run. He’s more accurate than what people think.” At least he is in the fourth quarter. In that period, he leads the NFL in passer rating, has thrown six of his 11 touchdowns and completed 61.3 percent of his throws. In last Sunday’s 13-10 overtime comeback win over the Chicago Bears, Tebow completed 21 of 40 passes for a season-best 236 yards. In the last nine games, he has led 17 scoring drives in the fourth quarter and overtime. “You can’t play one quarter. You can’t play two quarters. You have to play four quarters,” Molden said. “That’s very imperative that we have to do (that), especially dealing with Tim Tebow.”

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I’m hotter than whatever the heck the hottest toy for Christmas is. I’ll take that 13-3 record outright last week, and I’ll also take 9-4-3 against the spread (three games stayed off the board). Bull’s-eyed our Game of the Week pick with Texans winning at Cincy (”Aaawwk!”), nailed Philly’s upset win at Miami, and also correctly had four ’dogs-with-points including Skins over Pats and Cardinals covering vs. Niners. Oh, and I hit a rare exacta, too, calling Ravens’ 24-10 win over Indy right down to the point. DOLPHINS (4-9) at BILLS (5-8) Line: Off board. Cote’s pick: BUF 20-17. Time: 1 p.m. EST. Are you ready for some footBowles!? Todd Bowles takes over as interim Dolphins coach for fired Tony Sparano as excitement rollicks across South Florida. OK maybe not. I try to be kind and rarely include a Miami game as my Dog of the Week, but I could not overlook that this is Week 15’s only matchup in which both teams are mathematically, scientifically and philosophically eliminated from playoff contention. Not an atom or scintilla of postseason hope! Game stayed off betting boards because of Dolphins QB Matt Moore’s concussion rendering him questionable to play. I expect Moore to start — and like the Bills anyway. Yes, even though they’ve lost six in a row to plunder a once-promising season. And yes, even though Miami whupped the Bison 35-8 only a month ago (during the fleeting good ol’ days). With Miami’s ground game matching up favorably against the Buffs’ weak run-D, I must admit this pick is less logic than gut feeling. I sense the coaching change will have the opposite of a rallying effect on Dolphins players upset that Sparano was kicked to the curb. And with Miami 1-5 on the road and Bufftown temps expected in the see-your-breath 30s, the situation feels right for a venue call. PATRIOTS (10-3) at BRONCOS (8-5) Line: NE by 6 1⁄2. Cote’s pick: NE 24-20. Time: 4:15 p.m. Yeah, yeah, I know. A couple of 10-3 teams are playing on Monday night. That’s OK. Tom Brady vs. Tim Tebow lights this one up, with metastasizing mania surrounding the latter turning every game he’s in into a Tebowl. This also happens to be a battle of division leaders who have combined for 11 wins in a row, oh by the way. Pats clinch AFC East title with a win or a Jets loss, while the Tebows nurse a one-game division lead out West. Denver is only the third team ever to win six in a row after starting 2-5 or worse, following the 1970 Bengals and 2005 Vikings, but the streak stops here. It won’t stop because of the SI Jinx (Tebow adorns this week’s cover, not Tebowing on bent knee, but upright). It will stop because the “other” QB in this game — I forget his name, but he’s infinitely better than Tebow — will torch an injury-wracked Denver secondary. Wait. Can Tebow play cornerback!? JETS (8-5) at EAGLES (5-8) Line: PHI by 3. Cote’s pick: NYJ 28-24. Time: 4:15 p.m. “AAAWWWK!” trills the Upset Bird, breathe the scent of Bacardi and nog, coat asheen with holiday iridescence. “New York Jaawwk!” You wanna hit me with the Jets’ 2-4 road record? Fine. I parry with the Birds being 1-5 at home. Boo ya! Philly is 8-0 all-time in this series, but all trends eventually must end. NYJ has more to play for here. Eagles are just barely, technically alive in playoff race, while Planes are in a mad scrum to hold off several teams gunning for that second AFC wild-card spot. And Jets’ offense (99 points in three-game win streak) is heating up at just the right time. “What’s coincidental about this matchup,” notes U-Bird, “is that Rex Ryan and Andy Reid rank 1-2 among all NFL coaches in dessert. Dessaaawwwk!” PANTHERS (4-9) at TEXANS (10-3) Line: HOU by 6 1⁄2. Cote’s pick: HOU 30-20. Time: 1 p.m. Houston has clinched its first-ever division title and playoff spot, and I wonder about a letdown/overconfidence factor here. I said wonder, not worry. Cam Newton needs only 167 passing yards to break Peyton Manning’s rookie record of 3,739, but this result will swing not on Cam’s arm, but on his defense’s inability to stop Texans RBs Arian Foster and Ben Tate. Houston defensive boss Wade Phillips will miss the game because of kidney surgery, but I figure if Texans can win without Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson, they can win without Bum’s kid. REDSKINS (4-9) at GIANTS (7-6) Line: NYG by 7. Cote’s pick: NYG 24-20. Time: 1 p.m. Giants have taken NFC East lead on a tiebreaker and would make playoffs by winning out, so you know the rival Skins would LOVE to play spoiler here. Won’t happen. Washington beat Biggies 28-14 in season opener but NYG is playing better entering the rematch. Eli Manning has led five fourth-quarter comebacks and his 14 fourthquarter TD passes ties an NFL record — take that, Tebow! — and Peyton’s sib should stay hot vs. a beatable D.C. air defense. SEAHAWKS (6-7) at BEARS (7-6) Line: CHI by 3 1⁄2. Cote’s pick: CHI 19-17. Time: 1 p.m. This game reprises a 2010 playoff match won by Chicago. The theme song now? “Stayin’ Alive, Barely.” Both teams have a pulse in playoff hunt but need help. Seattle is improved and improving, while Chitown is 0-3 and averaging only 11 points since Jay Cutler went out injured and Caleb Hanie stepped in. Matt Forte also being out exacerbates the Bears’ woes on O. Give Seabirds a major upset shot here but make it a home-field pick propped on the shoulders of a big defensive show that should cool a hot Marshawn Lynch. SAINTS (10-3) at VIKINGS (2-11) Line: NO by 7. Cote’s pick: NO 34-21. Time: 1 p.m. Saints have clinched playoffs but still seek division crown. Vikes I think were eliminated from contention during the Reagan administration. N’Awlins has won five in a row. Minny has lost five in a row. Adrian Peterson gives Purples a chance to keep it close but here is what pulses in neon about this game: A very hot Drew Brees — 11-0 on TDs/picks in past four games — against the NFL’s worst secondary. BENGALS (7-6) at RAMS (2-11) Line: CIN by 6. Cote’s pick: CIN 24-10. Time: 1 p.m. Back-to-back losses have turned Cincy’s playoff hopes fragile. Here comes an at least temporary remedy. St. Lose is pretty awful even when healthy and now QBs Sam Bradford and A.J. Feeley both are hurting. Bengals also bring a stout enough rundefense (3.5 per carry) to limit Steven Jackson. Not sure I trust this Rammed offense to outscore anybody, anywhere. TITANS (7-6) at COLTS (0-13) Line: TEN by 6 1⁄2. Cote’s pick: TEN 23-20. Time: 1 p.m. Titans must win out and pray in terms of the playoffs, while Colts are stitching LUCK onto the back of a jersey. Peyton Manning is throwing again; unfortunately for Indy, it isn’t in this game. Titans beat Nags 27-10 Oct. 30. This one will be closer, despite Chris Johnson running hugely against a 30th-ranked run defense. I actually give the winless Colts a small-to-medium upset shot. No, seriously. PACKERS (13-0) at CHIEFS (5-8) Line: GB by 14. Cote’s pick: GB 38-13. Time: 1 p.m. The undefeated Gee Bees of course have clinched a first-round bye but still must nail down home-field throughout the playoffs. KayCee somehow is mathematically still alive in the playoff hunt, a damnation of the very concept of math. Greg Jennings is missing from Aaron Rodgers’ arsenal for a few weeks, but that’s like a $20 bill missing from Bill Gates’ bank account. By the way, Chiefs were way wrong to fire coach Todd Haley this week. They deserve to lose. LIONS (8-5) at RAIDERS (7-6) Line: DET by 1. Cote’s pick: DET 30-27. Time: 4:05 p.m. It’s the Penalty Bowl! There could not be two less-disciplined teams meeting in this near-pick-’em game that weighs so big in the playoff picture. Detroit is looking strong for a wild-card spot but that can change fast, and back-to-back L’s have put Oakland on far edge of contention. Matthew Stafford and Carson Palmer figure to make it a shootout. Lions get Ndamukong Suh back, but I was still all but flipping a coin on this one. BROWNS (4-9) at CARDINALS (6-7) Line: ARI by 7. Cote’s pick: ARI 24-12. Time: 4:15 p.m. Three consecutive wins (and five in the past six games) have kept Arizona in the postseason hunt, if barely. Cardbirds must guard against a letdown after upsetting Niners last week, especially against a Browns squad that would inspire overconfidence in any opponent. Both QBs iffy with concussions. Think we’ll see Kevin Kolb. Less sure about Colt McCoy. In any case, Earthtones stink on the road. RAVENS (10-3) at CHARGERS (6-7) Line: BAL by 2 1⁄2. Cote’s pick: SD 27-24. Time: 8:20 p.m. Upset! Sunday nighter should be a good one, and I’ll take the home ’dogs in a venue call. Ravens have been mortal stepping off a plane (3-3 on road) and Bolts are doing their usual late-season rally. Philip Rivers is 22-2 in December, and his offense has busted out with 75 points in two consecutive wins. Ray Lewis’ likely return from injury is almost enough to talk ourselves out of this pick. I said almost. STEELERS (10-3) at 49ERS (10-3) Line: Off board. Cote’s pick: SF 21-20. Time: 8:30 p.m. Monday After some recent stink-bombs, ESPN finally gets a big and meaty Monday nighter — in fact the first MNF game since 1997 in which both teams have at least 10 wins and a .750-plus win percentage. Game stayed off betting boards at the sight of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in a walking boot with an ankle injury. Big Ben is to tough what Tebow is to resourceful, but if he can’t go it’s an awfully steep fall from Roethlisberger to the ghost of Charlie Batch. Pittsburgh has won six in a row on the Monday stage, but with Roethlisberger a legit questionable and LB James Harrison erased by suspension, the Niners — winners of five in a row at home and angry after last week’s upset loss — seem the safer play. -- By Greg Cote

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Eagles QB Vince Young, right, slips the grasp of New York’s Aaron Maybin when the teams played during the preseason. Today’s game has much bigger implications with both teams needing a win to increase playoff hopes.

It’s Buddy’s son vs. the anti-Buddy
The Eagles are 5-8 in a season Jets’ Rex Ryan has similar that began with Super Bowl aspipersonality to his father, rations. They’re clinging to slim while Eagles’ Reid is opposite. playoff chances in a mediocre
By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer

PHILADELPHIA — When Andy Reid last walked off the field at the Linc, fans were chanting “Fire Andy!” Reid may hear more of the same when the Philadelphia Eagles host the New York Jets today. It won’t help his cause that standing across the sideline will be the son of one of the most beloved sports figures in the city’s history. Jets coach Rex Ryan might get a standing ovation simply because his father, Buddy Ryan, is revered in Philadelphia. For a few hours on game day, Rex Ryan will represent a constant reminder to those long-ago days when the feisty Eagles fans actually had a love affair with the coach of their team. Now they can’t wait for him to go.

NFC East, but must win out and get lots of help. The Jets (8-5) have won three straight and are in prime position to reach the playoffs as they seek their third consecutive trip to the AFC championship game. Perhaps it’s fitting that Buddy’s son puts these Eagles out of their misery. Buddy Ryan never won a playoff game in his five years coaching the Eagles from 1986-90, going 0-3. But he invigorated a generation of football fans by bringing the team back to prominence after several down years. His bombastic personality, blue-collar attitude and shoot-from-the hip style forever endeared him to the diehards. “It was great the years my dad had in Philly,” Rex Ryan said. “The fans really did identify with him. He was himself and I think the fans really appreciated that. I think he wishes he would have had a couple more years to may-

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N.Y. JETS at PHILADELPHIA TV: 4:15 p.m., CBS, WYOU-22 OPENING LINE: Eagles by 2 LAST MEETING: Eagles beat Jets 16-9, Oct. 14, 2007

be get the Eagles over the top there, but really they put together one heck of a football team and I think the fans appreciated the way they played. They might not win every game but they were going to beat you up every game, that’s pretty much how the Eagles were.” Reid’s success far exceeds Ryan’s accomplishments in Philadelphia. Reid has led the Eagles to nine playoff appearances, six NFC East titles, five conference championship games and one Super Bowl in his first12 seasons. Despite such an impressive re-

sume, Reid has never been popular among fans. Many have been calling for his dismissal for years, saying the Eagles will never win their first Super Bowl with him calling the shots. Reid is the anti-Buddy. He’s stoic, boring and hardly reveals anything of consequence at his news conferences. His coaching philosophy — a pass-heavy offense — annoys old-schoolers who prefer a balanced attack. His refusal to call players out publicly angers those who want to see underachieving athletes made accountable. “I think both of us are extremely handsome,” Rex Ryan said in typical fashion when asked to compare himself to Reid. “I think that’s the thing that really jumps out at you. They say it’s a big man’s game and there you have it. Two of the biggest coaches in the league going at it. But clearly, I respect the heck out of Andy. He’s a tremendous coach, probably a Hall of Fame-type coach. So I think what he’s done, his resume, is as impressive as anybody’s.”

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Huge playoff implications in prime time game
The Ravens could clinch postseason berth, while S.D. needs win to stay alive.
By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer

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BALTIMORE at SAN DIEGO TV: 8:30 p.m., NBC, WBRE-28 OPENING LINE: Ravens by 1 LAST MEETING: Ravens beat Chargers 31-26, Sept. 20, 2009

SAN DIEGO — For the Baltimore Ravens, it’s simple. With a win or a tie tonight against the San Diego Chargers, they’ll be in the playoffs for the fourth straight season. The Chargers can only wish they were in that position. They need a miracle to avoid missing the playoffs for the second straight year, and it just so happens that Tim Tebow doesn’t play for them. After ending their devastating six-game losing streak by beating the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars and the equally downtrodden Buffalo Bills, the Chargers (6-7) remain mathematically alive. A loss tonight won’t automatically eliminate them, but one more win by Tebow and the Denver Broncos will knock the Chargers out of contention for the AFC West title, and another win by the New York Jets will end their chances of a wild-card berth. The Broncos host the New England Patriots today while the Jets visit Philadelphia.

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Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs has helped Baltimore win this season with one of the toughest defenses in the NFL.

If it’s bad enough that the Chargers have to rely on other teams to lose, along come the Ravens (10-3). Baltimore has one of the NFL’s toughest defenses and its offense is well-balanced, led by Joe Flacco and Ray Rice. Not only have the Ravens won four straight without Ray Lewis, but there’s a chance their defensive leader will return tonight after having been sidelined with a toe injury. Quarterback Philip Rivers has kept a brave face as the Chargers staggered through a slump that could cost coach Norv Turner his

job, and then emerged to keep their playoff hopes from being snuffed out altogether. “It’s going to be a big challenge and one we’re excited about. I mean, it’s truly what you ask for, playing arguably, right now, the best team in football, in mid-December, with it all on the line,” Rivers said. “It will, if we find a way to win this game, say a lot about where we were three weeks ago and how we responded. At 4-7, we could have thrown in the towel. If you get to 7-7 with three big wins, it

will say a lot about the guys in the room and Norv and the whole group, and how we responded.” All this from the QB who will have to face a defense that’s won without Lewis mainly because linebacker Terrell Suggs has been such a force. Suggs had three sacks and three forced fumbles in a victory against the Colts last week, only such performance in NFL in the past three seasons. It was his third three-sack game of the season and fourth of career. He has a career-high 13 sacks this season. “He’s a great player, Ed Reed’s a great player. There’s a long list of great players on that defense,” Rivers said. “It’s a great group. Any statistic you look at defensively, they’re in the top five, just about. It’s going to be a challenge.”

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With win over Tyrone, Crusaders complete first 16-0 season in school history.
The Associated Press

Lancaster Catholic ends perfectly Teen Thompson
The 16-year-old is youngest winner ever at a women’s Euorpean Tour tournament.
By MICHAEL CASEY AP Sports Writer

PIAA CLASS 2A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

triumphs in Dubai

HERSHEY — Two years ago, Lancaster Catholic High School won its first PIAA football championship in a driving snowstorm. On Saturday, the Crusaders saw nothing but green at Hersheypark Stadium A 75-yard, seven-play drive across the artificial turf resulted in a game-clinching 15-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Dzurik to Sean Titus, giving Lancaster Catholic a 17-7 triumph over Tyrone. With the victory, the school’s second in a PIAA title game, Lancaster Catholic completed its first 16-0 season in school history, continuing a recent run of success. The Crusaders, who beat Greensburg Central Catholic 2114 two years ago in the 2009 2A championship game, have produced a 55-4 record over the last four years. “A championship is a championship,” Lancaster Catholic head coach Bruce Harbach said. “It doesn’t matter whether it comes on snow or on the grass. “ Tyrone (14-2) was also seeking its second PIAA Class 2A crown. The Golden Eagles won their only other state title in 1999, defeating Mount Carmel 13-6. Saturday’s game was the lowest-scoring Class AA championship game since that 1999 title game. Lancaster Catholic used defense to hem in Tyrone, limiting the Golden Eagles to 181 net offensive yards. But the Crusaders,

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Lancaster Catholic’s Brandon Hollister (33) picks up yardage during the first half of the PIAA Class 2A championship game against Tyrone in Hershey on Saturday.

who never trailed, were unable to put away Tyrone, which clawed back from a 10-0 deficit to close to 10-7 with 3:11 left in the third quarter. But Lancaster Catholic never allowed Tyrone a good scoring opportunity, and after taking a punt on their own 25 with 4:13 to play, the Crusaders embarked on the game-clinching drive. Facing a second-and-10 at the Tyrone 15, Lancaster Catholic decided to use a play it had just added in practice on Friday. Two receivers, Titus and Charles Sweigert, lined up left and ran together to the middle of the end

zone, then suddenly broke away from each other, confusing the Tyrone coverage. Titus ended up alone, and Dzurik, who had rolled right, pulled up and lofted a pass that he pulled in with 1:36 to play. That gave Lancaster Catholic a 17-7 lead and made it impossible for Tyrone to rally. “That’s not the first time we’ve done that,” said Lancaster Catholic offensive tackle Adam DiPietro about his team’s gameclinching drive. “We did it against Trinity, against Wyomissing, and against West Catholic (all playoff teams), so that’s not unusual for

us.” “We played some close games that helped us out for this game,” Harbach said. “Tyrone was a very good team.” Lancaster Catholic back Roman Clay rushed for 154 yards on 25 carries and scored the game’s opening touchdown on a 2-yard run. Clay finished the season with school records for singleseason rushing touchdowns (32) and rushing yards (1,899). Dzurik completed 11 of 17 passes for 121 yards. Tyrone quarterback Steve Franco, the son of Tyrone head coach John Franco, was 8 of 23 for 101 yards.

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Big plays lead Central Dauphin to state title
Gutsy call on fourth down leads to victory for Rams in struggle with North Penn.
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HERSHEY — Central Dauphin used some big plays to defeat North Penn of Lansdale 14-7 Saturday night for the PIAA Class 4A football championship. And one of the Rams’ biggest plays was also one of their shortest. Leading by seven points with 4:18 to play in the game, Central Dauphin (15-1) was faced with a fourth-and-1 at its own 48. North Penn, seeking its second state championship, had no timeouts remaining. Central Dauphin coach Glen McNamee had a decision to make: punt and pin North Penn deep, or go for the first down and try to run out the clock. McNamee didn’t hesitate, calling for a quarterback sneak by Brandon LaVia, who plowed behind the Rams’ offensive surge for a first down. North Penn (13-3) never got its hands on the ball again, and Central Dauphin won its first PIAA football championship. “We wanted to win the game right there,” McNamee said. “We had faith in this team all year, and we had faith in them on that play.”

2 with 8:08 left. The score was Issah’s 32nd TD of the season and was set up by Adam Hollinger’s 36-yard run two plays earlier. Evan Brandes’ PAT made it 14-7. The games was the secondlowest scoring Class 4A championship game in the 24-year history of the state football playoffs. Only Upper St. Clair’s 12-7 victory over West Lawn Wilson in 1989 produced fewer points.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — American teenager Lexi Thompson has made history as the youngest winner on both the LPGA and Ladies European Tours. The 16-year-old Thompson shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to win the Dubai Ladies Masters, becoming the youngest professional winner on that side of the Atlantic. Thompson pulled away from Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa to win by four strokes for her second professional victory. In September, she became the youngest winner of an LPGA tournament at the Navistar LPGA Classic in Alabama. “It feels amazing,” Thompson said. “I’m just honored they invited me back and I’m just grateful to be here. I’ve been working on my game really hard and it has paid off.” Thompson chipped in for a birdie on No. 9 to take a one-shot lead over Pace and extended her lead with four birdies on the back nine for a 15-under 273 total. Pace (69) started strong with two birdies and an eagle on her first six holes, but shaky putting on the back nine ended her chances. The 2010 European Tour money winner, Pace hit her approach shot on No. 12 over the green for her second bogey in five holes. “Things could have been a little different,” Pace said. “I hit a bad club on 12, which cost me a shot, and that is where things changed around.” Sophie Gustafson of Sweden (71) was a shot behind Pace in third place followed by four players another shot back. Michelle Wie (72) came into the final round five shots behind leader Thompson. She fell out of contention with two bogeys and a double-bogey on the front nine, finishing tied for 12th. “It was pretty frustrating. I couldn’t get my putts going,” Wie said. “I just needed to play better on the front nine all week.

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Alexis Thompson poses with the trophy after winning the Dubai Ladies Masters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Nothing really went. Nothing went in. At least, I finished birdie, birdie. I gotta work on a lot of things for next season.” Thompson’s father Scott, who caddies for her, said he was most impressed how she handled the pressure when Pace made her run. “She didn’t panic and kept playing her game, not worrying about what else anyone was doing,” he said. Wie offered a congratulatory tweet and predicted she would be force to reckon with in the future. The 22-year-old Wie praised the support Thompson gets not only from her father but her entire entourage. “I think she kind of has that mentality, just grip it and rip it,” said Wie, who also joined the LPGA Tour at 16 and has two wins. “She just goes out there and just kind of has fun, which is really nice to see. She’s a really talented player and I’m really impressed.” Thompson is projected to move into the top 40 in the rankings. She credits her success with playing alongside her brothers, including PGA Tour member Nicholas. The precocious Floridian qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open at age12 in 2007 at Pine Needles, tied for 10th at the tournament last year and was a runner-up by one shot last year at the Evian Masters.

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Central Dauphin’s Drew Scales (5) is stopped by North Penn James Fielder (34) during the second half of the PIAA Class 4A championship Saturday in Hershey.

Central Dauphin also had faith in versatile back Drew Scales, who came up with big plays that propelled the Rams. Scales produced 307 all-purpose yards including 109 rushing, 74 receiving, 97 on kickoff returns and 27 on punt returns Scales broke a scoreless tie 6:35 into the second quarter when he pulled in a deep pass from LaVia for a 74-yard touchdown play that gave Central Dauphin the lead. The scoring play set a record for the longest in a Class AAAA state title game.

North Penn tied the game early in the fourth quarter with a nine-play, 78-yard drive. James Fielder’s 5-yard run and Brandon Mandes’ PAT made it 7-7 with 10:09 to play. On the ensuing kickoff, Scales found a seam in the middle and returned the ball 47 yards to the North Penn 46. Central Dauphin ran just over two minutes off the clock before Zayd Issah punched in from the

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Deshaun Thomas scored a career high 30 points and No. 2 Ohio State overcame the loss of star Jared Sullinger to defeat South Carolina 74-66 on Saturday and give Thad Matta his 200th win as Buckeyes coach. Sullinger left in the first half after getting kicked in the left foot. X-rays showed no fracture, although it wasn’t known if Sullinger would play against Lamar on Tuesday night in Ohio State’s next game. No. 1 Syracuse 88, N.C. State 72 RALEIGH, N.C. — Dion Waiters scored a career-high 22 points to help No. 1 Syracuse beat North Carolina State 88-72 on Saturday. Scoop Jardine added 16 points for the Orange (11-0), including a pair of 3-pointers during an 11-2 spurt that finally gave them some cushion after the Wolfpack fought back from a 17-point deficit late in the first half. Waiters also came up big during that AP PHOTO run, starting it by knocking South Carolina’s Malik Cooke (15) looks to pass against Ohio down his own 3-pointer to anState’s Evan Ravenel (30) and Deshaun Thomas (1) on Saturday. swer one by Scott Wood that brought N.C. State (6-4) within UNLV went on a 14-2 run to No. 22 Texas A&M. 63-61. close the first half and the RunBoynton finished with 22 nin’ Rebels handed No. 19 Illipoints. Erving Walker had 16 No. 3 Kentucky 87, nois its first loss of the season points and six assists, and BraTennessee-Chattanooga 62 with a convincing 64-48 victory dley Beal added 16 points for LEXINGTON, Ky. — Doron Saturday. Florida. Lamb scored 24 points and No. 3 Kentucky bounced back from No. 21 Michigan State 74, No. 15 Pittsburgh 69, South its first loss of the season, beatBowling Green 60 Carolina State 55 ing Tennessee-Chattanooga EAST LANSING, Mich. — PITTSBURGH — Lamar 87-62 on Saturday night despite Patterson tied a career-high with Brandon Wood scored 16 points an injury to forward Terrence and No. 21 Michigan State over16 points and No. 15 Pittsburgh Jones. came a sluggish first half to beat pulled away in the second half Voted preseason All-America, Bowling Green 74-60 on Satfor a 69-55 victory over South Jones spent much of the game urday night. Carolina State on Saturday. on the bench after dislocating a finger on his left hand early in No. 20 Michigan 87, No. 16 Georgetown 81, the first half. He checked back Alabama A&M 57 American 55 in but played only 10 minutes. ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Evan WASHINGTON — GeorgeHe finished with no points and Smotrycz had 17 points and 11 town center Henry Sims took one rebound. rebounds, and No. 20 Michigan over the game early in the secbeat Alabama A&M. ond half, finishing with 17 No. 4 Louisville 95, points and six assists, and MarMemphis 87 kel Starks scored 18, leading the No. 24 Murray St. 66, LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Russ Arkansas St. 53 16th-ranked Hoyas past AmerSmith set personal bests with 24 ican. MURRAY, Ky. — Isaiah Capoints and seven steals as No. 4 naan hit six 3-pointers and Louisville survived a rough-and- No. 17 Mississippi St. 80, scored 21 points to lead No. 24 tumble matchup with former Detroit 75 Murray State to a 66-53 win conference foe Memphis to over Arkansas State on Saturday DETROIT — Rodney Hood’s extend the Cardinals’ home jump shot with 17.7 seconds left night. winning streak to 18 games. lifted No. 17 Mississippi State to Gorgui Dieng added 14 points Indiana State 61, a win over Detroit, the 10th and 14 rebounds in the schools’ straight victory for the Bulldogs. No. 25 Vanderbilt 55 first meeting since the Cardinals NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Steve (10-0) beat the Tigers (5-4) by a No. 18 Indiana 69, McWhorter hit two free throws point to win the Conference Notre Dame 58 with 3:32 left to put Indiana USA tournament in 2005 before State ahead for good and the INDIANAPOLIS— Cody departing for the Big East. Sycamores upset No. 25 VanderZeller scored 21 points and had bilt for their first win over a eight rebounds to help No. 18 No. 5 North Carolina 97, ranked team since 2006. Indiana beat rival Notre Dame Appalachian State 82 in the Crossroads Classic. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Tyler No. 25 Creighton 97, The Hoosiers are 10-0 for the Zeller had 31 points and 10 Houston Baptist 62 first time since 1989-90 and rebounds to lead No. 5 North protected their first Top 25 OMAHA, Neb. — Doug Carolina past Appalachian State ranking in more than three McDermott scored 25 points, 97-82 on Saturday night. years. Gregory Echenique had 18 John Henson added 17 points points and 14 rebounds, and No. for the Tar Heels (9-2). They UNLV 64, No. 19 Illinois 48 25 Creighton overpowered never trailed, led by 29 and shot Houston Baptist 97-62 on SatCHICAGO — Mike Moser 54.5 percent to claim their third urday night. had 17 points and 11 rebounds, straight win and 22nd in a row at the Dean Smith Center. No. 6 Baylor 86, BYU 83 PROVO, Utah — Perry Jones III scored 28 points, Brady Heslip hit six 3-pointers and No. 6 Baylor edged Brigham Young. Brandon Davies had a chance to force overtime but his 3-point attempt at the buzzer was blocked by Pierre Jackson. No. 11 Marquette 93, Northern Colorado 72 MILWAUKEE — Freshman Todd Mayo replaced suspended star Darius Johnson-Odom in the starting lineup and scored 22 points to lead No. 11 Marquette to a victory over Northern Colorado. Jae Crowder added 19 points and 11 rebounds for Marquette (10-0), which moved to 10-0 for the first time in a decade and seventh time in school history. No. 13 Florida 84, No. 22 Texas A&M 64 SUNRISE, Fla. — Kenny Boynton sank six 3-pointers and No. 13 Florida built an early 16-point lead, then coasted past

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PHILADELPHIA — The Boston Bruins scored four first-period goals from and beat Philadelphia 6-0 Saturday to snap the Flyers’ seven-game winning streak. Benoit Pouliot, Daniel Paille, Zdeno Chara and Milan Lucic got the Bruins off to a fast start that ran their winning streak to four games. The Bruins tied Philadelphia atop the NHL’s Eastern Conference with 43 points apiece. Nathan Horton and Tyler Seguin added late goal to finish the scoring for Boston, which now leads the NHL with 21 victories. The Bruins’ first two goals came so quickly, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette called timeout after Paille’s goal 2:50 into the game. That came on the heels of Pouliot’s, which was 27 seconds after the opening faceoff. Whatever benefits the timeout had, they were short-lived. Zdeno Chara blasted a shot through Ilya Bryzgalov’s legs about five minutes later, on a power play set up when Philadelphia was called for too many men on the ice. Penguins 8, Sabres 3 PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin had his seventh career hat trick, and the injury-depleted Pittsburgh Penguins peppered two Buffalo Sabres goalies in a win. Jason Williams and Simon Despres both scored their first goal with Pittsburgh during the first seven minutes, and James Neal, Deryk Engelland and Chris Kunitz added goals for the Penguins, who had lost four of five. Marc-Andre Fleury made 16 saves and became the fourthyoungest goalie to reach 200 NHL victories since 1967.

Devils 5, Canadiens 3 MONTREAL — Patrik Elias scored twice, including his team-record 348th goal, and the New Jersey Devils spoiled Randy Cunneyworth’s NHL coaching debut. Elias tied John MacLean’s franchise record with his 347th goal on a power play 5:05 into the second. He broke the record with his second tally of the game — and 13th of the season — to give New Jersey its third one-goal lead 1:31 into the third. Rangers 3, Coyotes 2 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Brad Richards scored the winning goal with 0.1 seconds left as the New York Rangers beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night. Richards’ backhanded shot from the left circle eluded goalie Mike Smith as time ran out. The game appeared to be headed to overtime, but a video replay revealed that the puck crossed the goal line in just enough time.

He came into the night sharing the lead with Milan Michalek of idle Ottawa.

Islanders 2, Wild 1, SO ST. PAUL, Minn. — Frans Nielsen scored the only goal in the shootout while Al Montoya had his glove in good form, giving the New York Islanders their first extra-time victory of the season, 2-1 over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Canucks 5, Maple Leafs 3 TORONTO — Roberto Luongo made 26 saves and the Vancouver Canucks wrapped up a long road trip with a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Jets 5, Ducks 3 WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Defenseman Zach Bogosian had a goal and two assists, and the Jets were victorious in Teemu Selanne’s anticipated return to Winnipeg with a 5-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night. Predators 2, Blues 1, SO NASHVILLE, Tenn. — David Legwand scored the only shootout goal, Pekka Rinne finished with 39 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

Penguins place Crosby on IR PITTSBURGH — Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, out since Dec. 5 because of a recurrence of concussion-like sympLightning 3, Blue Jackets 2 toms, was placed on the injured COLUMBUS, Ohio — Steven list on Saturday. Stamkos had a goal and an Crosby has already been out assist, and Mathieu Garon the required time for someone stopped 26 shots to lead the on the injured list, so he could Tampa Bay Lightning past the be activated at any time. He Columbus Blue Jackets. missed his fifth game, since his Stamkos’ second-period goal latest injury, on Saturday when gave him the NHL lead with 20. Pittsburgh hosted Buffalo.

Red Wings 8, Kings 2 DETROIT — Cory Emmerton had two goals and an assist, and Drew Miller scored twice in the Detroit Red Wings’ win over the Los Angeles Kings. Niklas Kronwall added a goal and two assists, and Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk and Brad Stuart also scored for Detroit.

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Significant increase in trophy bucks simply too good to pass up for some.
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MACARTHUR, W.Va. — The Division of Natural Resources says it’s having a hard time keeping up with poachers this year, and a dramatic increase in the availability of trophy bucks may be the reason. Officer T.A. Petrunger of McDowell County says a bumper acorn crop in 2010 al“This lowed deer to year, with survive the winter in good all the bucks out physical condition and encouraged there, early antler guys were growth. anxious to He tells the get after Charlestonthat Gazette them. may have created too much Some of temptation for them end- some hunters. several ed up be- In parts of the ing too state, DNR ofanxious.” ficers are reporting a T.A. Petrunger surge in the DNR officer number of illegal kills. "This year, with all the bucks out there, guys were anxious to get after them," Petrunger said. "Some of them ended up being too anxious." Officer D.W. Hylton said his eight-county southern district made 311 arrests from Sept. 1 to early December. Seventy percent were for poaching or illegal possession of game. Under a state law that went into effect last summer, poachers now face tougher penalties for taking trophy bucks. They can be fined for killing an animal with an antler spread of more than 14 inches, with the amount directly related to the size. The replacement fee for antlers between 14 and 16 inches is $1,000. The fee increases $500 in 2-inch increments after that, up to $2,500 for spreads of 20 inches. Petrunger says he’s handled the most expensive case so far. Around Thanksgiving, he was tipped off that a man in Newhall had been skinning a buck in his front yard. As he investigated, he got another tip and discovered the carcasses of two large bucks, tied together and hidden in a creek bed. Jason D. Baker was charged with hunting without a license, illegal killing of a buck with an 18-inch spread, illegal possession of wildlife, driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance. He pleaded no contest in McDowell County magistrate court and was fined a total $3,524.

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Last year’s high mast crop led to a population spike in small mammals, such as mice and gray squirrels. It also led to a boom in ticks this year, according to Wilkes University professor Dr. Mike Steele.

have more white-footed mice, the risk of lyme disease goes up. Since the fall of 2010 was the boom mast year, 2011 is It was a common and unwelcome the risk year. The following summer is sight for many during the fall hunting when you see all the mice and tick seasons. After spending a day afield, problems.” hunters returned home only to find Steele based his population estilittle, black ticks crawling on their mates on the constant live-trapping he clothes and covering their dogs. Tick numbers were higher than ever does at all three research sites throughout the year. this year, according to some hunters, This spring, he said, the small mamand Dr. Mike Steele knows why. mal population was the highest it’s Steele, who is a biology professor at been in eight years. But it Wilkes University, has condidn’t stay that way. ducted extensive research THE CROP Due to poor mast producon seed predation and disWhat dictates a tion this year, the small mampersal among small mamgood or bad mast mal populations began to mals such as squirrels and crop? Frost, acmice. cording to Dr. Mike crash in late October and November because of the lack of Through his research, Steele, a biology Steele has formed a connec- professor at Wilkes food, Steele said. University. A late There are other ripple eftion between the mast crop and the explosion of ticks in spring frost will kill fects caused by last year’s high the flowers on mast production that Steele the woods. white oaks, he has observed. Since 1999, Steele has said, thus killing A high mast year causes been monitoring the mast the acorns prosmall mammals to become crop at research sites in Rice duced the followsatiated, Steele said. Since and Dorrance townships, as ing year. With red oaks, a late spring they have eaten their fill, well as Hawk Mountain in frost kills acorns mammals store more seeds Kempton. produced in two than they need, which leads to The fall of 2010 saw the years. better seed dispersal and largest mast production, recruitment as new trees into the forparticularly with acorns, since 1999, est. according to Steele. That, he said, led “In the life of an oak, in one heavy to a spike in ticks. mast year hundreds of acorns can surThe way Steele sees it, a boom year for mast, such as acorns, is followed by vive,” Steele said. “For an oak that may live 150 years, it only has to be successa population explosion with small ful a couple of times.” mammals, such as the white-footed Another impact of last year’s high mouse and chipmunks, the next spring. That means there will be more hosts in mast production was an increase in weasel activity this year. Steele said the woods for ticks. heightened weasel activity was notice“You would expect more ticks beable on his research grids because the cause all the small mammals are insmall carnivores do travel in search of creasing,” Steele said. “Wherever you
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When it comes to studying seed dispersal of the American chestnut, and red and white oaks, Dr. Mike Steele deals in numbers. The process is relatively simple, however. Two hundred seeds from chestnut and either red or white oak are implanted with metal tags and placed in a small box. Each box has an opening large enough for a gray squirrel to enter and remove the seeds and ultimately disperse them throughout the forest. With 400 seeds per box and 30 boxes at a site, it’s not uncommon for Steele and his research team to put out 30,000 seeds in a year. So how many of those acorns become trees? Not many. In a normal year, less than one percent are recruited into the forest. During a high mast year, 10 to 15 percent could be recruited, Steele said. “The vast majority are carried into trees by flying squirrels,” Steele said. Those buried underground by gray squirrels – if they fail to recover them -- could be recruited.” Raptors can even help with the recruitment of new oak trees as well. “If a hawk picks off a squirrel that has buried seeds, those seeds will likely survive and germinate,” Steele said. “Hawks can actually contribute to seed dispersal.”

here are some odd creatures roaming northeastern Pennsylvania’s woods and fields, and this hunting season I was fortunate to spot several. Topping the list were the odd birds I saw in the middle of a Bradford County cornfield while hunting turkeys in November. I was driving along a dirt road in Wilmot Township when I saw the birds – six in all, standing in the cut cornfield during a rainy afternoon. They were approximately 4 feet tall and stood on thin, elongated legs – much like a great blue heron. The birds looked like some sort of alien life form with their giraffelike necks, a red patch on the forehead and long, black beaks. They certainly seemed out of place in the Bradford County cornfield, and until recently sandhill cranes really didn’t exist in Pennsylvania. But now the odd, yet impressivelooking bird is expanding its range into the Keystone State. According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, possible nesting sites exist in several northwestern counties and Bradford County. It’s believed the cranes came here from the Great Lakes region and the PGC believes some spend the winter in several western and eastern counties. The sight of a half dozen sandhill cranes was enough to make me hit the brakes and stare for a few minutes. The cranes didn’t seem to mind. They stood in a group with their long necks stretched high, waiting patiently for me to move along. A few weeks after the sandhill crane encounter, I spied two more seldomseen species while walking a large, unbroken forested are in Luzerne County. I stopped next to a large white oak to take a break, and spotted a flash of white scurrying beneath the exposed roots. I zeroed in on the movement and watched as the white weasel weaved through the roots before dodging into a tiny burrow. At first I thought the creature was an ermine, but the absence of a black tip on the tail proved otherwise. Opportunity relished Because the creature was only as long as my hand, I determined it to be a least weasel – the world’s smallest carnivore. Considering least weasels are primarily nocturnal and extremely reclusive, I was fortunate to have the brief encounter. I left the oak tree and continued walking along a ridge when another seldom-seen carnivore revealed itself. This one was also a member of the weasel family, but quite a bit larger than the diminutive least weasel. In a massive black cherry tree I saw the shake of a tail. The animal quickly climbed higher up the tree before disappearing into the thick canopy, but I was able to make out its chocolate brown fur and rounded ears and dark snout – all characteristics of a fisher. An interesting thing about the fisher is it really doesn’t consume fish, despite its name. Small mammals such as squirrels and chipmunks make up part of their diet, as do porcupines. Fishers were virtually wiped out in the state a century ago, but like the sandhill cranes, they are making a resounding comeback. Some fisher populations are the result of natural expansion from other states, such as West Virginia and New York. In the mid-1990s, the Game Commission released 190 fishers in the northern part of the state, and I have a feeling that the one I saw recently in Luzerne County is a descendant. Sandhill cranes, a white least weasel and a fisher made for an eventful couple of weeks last month. They are some of the oddest, and most unique species in our region, but there are others. And I can’t wait to see which one will reveal itself next.

high mouse populations. Even a low mast year can create impacts to other wildlife species. When the acorn crop crashes, Steele said, chipmunks will change their diet to other food sources, such as the eggs of ground-nesting birds. “There are so many elements related to mast production,” Steele said. “This year has been a phenomenal year for ticks, because of last year’s high mast production, and there are really so many other factors affected by it.”

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Nescopeck Hunting and Rifle Club will hold a firearms and outdoors sports show Saturday, Jan. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nescopeck Township Volunteer Fire Co. The show will offer opportunities to buy, sell and trade firearms, archery, knives, handloading, military, antique and related items. Breakfast and lunch will be available. Admission is $3 and children under 12 are free. For more information, call Robert Hettinger at 759-1783. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its first meeting of 2012 on Jan. 22-24, in the auditorium of the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters at 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Ave. exit of Interstate 81 in Harrisburg. A copy of the agenda for the upcoming meeting will be posted on the agency’s website in midJanuary. An ice fishing derby will be held at Lake Jean on Jan. 8. Registration fee is $10 per person and there’s an optional $5 pickerel lunker. Registration is from 5:30-7 a.m. at the west boat launch off of Route 487. The derby runs from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. A second ice fishing derby will be held at Long Pond in Wayne County on Jan. 22. For more information, email Christopher Jones at bigbuck326@aol.com 403-2006): Sunday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Hike with Audobon Society at Hickery Run State Park, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 – Winter Trails Day: Snowshoeing for Beginners, 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 – Winter Trails Day: Snowshowing Hike, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 – Junior Bird Club: Eagle Watching, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 – Snowshoe Stroll Nescopeck State Park will hold the along the Lehigh, 10 a.m. to noon. following programs in January (for Saturday, Jan. 28 – Owl Prowl, 6-8 more information or to register, call p.m.

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By DENNIS ANDERSON McClatchy News Service

Some hunting, fishing and adventuring destinations are especially memorable, and given the chance, our intrepid travelers would visit them time and time again. Here they are: LAKE OF THE WOODS This monster border lake knows no bad season, and some of the best fishing I’ve had has been there, in winter as well as summer. With waters lying both in Minnesota and Ontario, Lake of the Woods provides fishing as productive and accessible as any in North America. A visit last summer proves the point. Primarily I was fishing for muskies out of Big Narrows Resort, which is owned by a Minnesotan, Charlie Ehlen, but lies on the Canadian side of the lake. Each trip from the dock produced multiple follows of these big fish, if not a hookup. And when dinnertime approached, little effort was needed to jig up a few walleyes for the frying pan. Fishing is no less enticing in winter, whether out of Baudette or across the lake, near the Northwest Angle. Walleyes, yes, and crappies, too. See www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com. Also, www.lakeofthewoods.com. OPENING DAY OF FISHING Minnesota’s first day of openwater fishing is a celebration that defines the state and its people. And while fishing in far northern Minnesota in spring can at times be cold, windy or worse, the north remains for me the go-to region for the season’s first days. Upper Red Lake, Lake Winnibigoshish, Leech Lake and Crane Lake provide great examples. Each is big, and each at times in mid-May can be wavetossed and bone-chillingly cold. But each also has the capacity to produce rod-bending opening-day walleyes. And lots of them.

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Lake of the Woods, situated between Ontario and Minnesota, can be a magical experience for muskie anglers.

COLD BAY, ALASKA Difficult to reach, but equally difficult to forget, Cold Bay beginning on Sept. 1 offers silver salmon migrating up its many nearby rivers, and Pacific black brant flying over its vast saltwater estuaries. A friend, Pete Iverslie, built a cabin in Cold Bay when he lived in Anchorage some years ago, and in 2009 I joined him there to hunt and fish. The town itself is (really) spartan (it’s at the end of the Alaskan Peninsula and can’t be reached by road) but arguably has all the amenities anyone needs. The brant? Think of them as sea geese that decoy well and eat better. Contact a commercial outfitter at www.coldbayalaska.com. SUPERIOR’S NORTH SHORE Say what you will about the North Shore’s beauty in September and October, when forests abutting Lake Superior are afire in autumn hues. In April and the first week of May this country is no less stunning.

Yet spring visits to the Shore require no requisite interests, fishing or otherwise. The point is to be there. More at www.northshorevisitor.com. POOHBAH LAKE, QUETICO On this oversized lake, camped on an island, having just finished a dinner of walleye or lake trout, with the sun disappearing behind tall pines, the Real World can seem a distant place indeed in northern Minnesota and Canada. Sizable northerns lurk in Poohbah as well as walleyes and lake trout. Bring fishing and cooking gear aplenty. www.zupsresort.com. CUMBERLAND HOUSE, SASKATCHEWAN Cumberland House is the jumping-off point for two camps owned by brothers Murdoch and Solomon Carriere. Murdoch’s place is call Niska (Cree for goose), while Solomon’s is Big Eddy. Duck hunting is the attraction at Niska (few geese are hunted there, despite the name), while at Sol’s place,

about 25 miles upriver, ducks, moose and especially huge whitetails are the big deal. Big Eddy is more challenging to reach, but whitetail hunters in particular are happy to make the trip. Some of the biggest deer killed each year in Saskatchewan are felled there. E-mail solcarriere@gmail.com. SOUTH ANDROS, BAHAMAS Beachcombing is one attraction on South Andros. But bonefishing here is the real McCoy, with enough camps, guides and boats to get fly fishermen within reach of these consummately seductive fish. More at www.bahamasflyfishingguide.com. BOUNDARY WATERS BY DOGSLED Traveling into the wilderness over ice and snow in Minnesota and Canada, with dogs ahead, might be as fun as winter gets in these parts. I try to make at least one trip each January, February or March into the boundary waters to fish for lake trout. www.ely.org. Also, www.gunflint-trail.com.

KERSEY — Police say they’ve charged five people who broke into a Pennsylvania church and left behind a dead deer. The suspects ages 19 to 23 face nearly 40 charges stemming from the Oct. 26 break-in at Gardner Hill Community Church in Fox Township, Elk County, about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. State police say an anonymous tip ultimately led to the charges filed against four men and a woman. Investigators say the group was drinking and playing cards before one of the men shot a deer and loaded it into a vehicle. The group then allegedly broke into the church and dragged the carcass inside. Charges include burglary, vandalism and unlawful killing or taking of big game. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February. New York LE ROY, N.Y. — Police say a doe crashed through a 6-year-old boy’s bedroom window in western New York and held officers at bay for two hours before finally exiting the way it came in. The Batavia Daily News reported that Lelynn Hooten had just left his room to get ready for school Wednesday morning when he heard shattering glass. His mother closed the doe in the bedroom until police arrived at the apartment in Le Roy, 23 miles southwest of Rochester. Delaware DOVER, Del. — Middle Run Valley Natural Area Park in New Castle County was closed for the past two days while officials conducted a managed deer hunt. The hunt focused on female deer and was conducted in conjunction with the Delaware

Master Hunters Certification Program and the state Division of Fish and Wildlife. It is the first managed deer hunt in the 850-acre park since 2008.

Idaho BOISE, Idaho — A hunter education instructor in eastern Idaho was dismissed after a loaded handgun brought to class for a demonstration was discharged by a student. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says no one was injured when the weapon was accidentally fired during the class late Monday in Soda Springs. After the demonstration, police reported a student who was unaware the gun was loaded discharged the weapon and hit the head of a mounted mule deer. The instructor was dismissed and counseling made available to the students. Montana BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana’s governor on Tuesday issued an executive order blocking the Interior Department from transporting fish and wildlife anywhere within the state or across state lines — raising the stakes in his ongoing tussle with federal officials over their management of wildlife. Gov. Brian Schweitzer said he was concerned the federal agency’s actions have allowed animal diseases such as brucellosis and chronic wasting disease to spread across the region. He also said he wants to halt the transfer of bison to other states from the National Bison Range. Because those bison have traces of cattle genes, the Democratic governor said the animals were "genetically impure mongrels" that should not be used for conservation purposes.

Some holiday hints for outdoors lovers
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DETROIT — In keeping with my Christmas mantra that "Thoughts are cheap, show me the gift," it occurred to me there’s no one better equipped to decide what we deserve from Santa than ourselves. Here are great gifts for outdoors people that I’ve found well worth the money. You can leave some subtle hints about them for your significant others (notes in red crayon hung on the refrigerator door are good). Portable pop-up deer blind: I bought an Ameristep Doghouse blind at Dunham’s for $50, about $70 off what you’d have paid before deer season. And since that season is nearly over, there were several other blinds of various sizes at huge discounts there and at several other stores. Though they’re sold mostly for deer hunting, I also use portable blinds to hunt ducks, turkeys, coyotes and crows, and even for ice fishing and bank fishing. Once you have one you’ll find other uses for it. Mo phie Juice Pack Plus Outdoors Edition: When I first saw this device for an iPhone 4 that incorporates a GPS, my question was why not just carry a separate GPS? The answer is that not only does the Mo phie Outdoors Edition eliminate the need for devices, its AccuTerra maps are as good as any you’ll find, and it has enough power to either double the battery life for normal phone uses or provide all-day GPS service. Unlike the GPS built into mobile phones, Mo phie lets you call up maps even where there is no cell service, and it claims its maps cover the entire Lower 48 states and Hawaii. (Alaska is absent so far.) You get the maps free for the first year, and after that there’s a $20 annual subscription. The Mo phie adds a little bulk to your iPhone, but after a couple of days it’s unnoticeable. The list price is $119, and so far I’ve only seen it online.

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Thomas W. Florsheim, Jr., CEO of Weyco Group which makes Florsheim, Nunn Bush and other shoes, sits in front of an array of the company’s products in Glendale, Ind.

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It sounds good, but trade trip bears watching
he governor’s going to Europe, and it won’t cost you a dime. That’s the intimation in the headline on a press release sent last week from Gov. Tom Corbett’s office announcing an international trade mission next March to France and Germany, “supported by private sector funds.” My first cynical thought: “So how and when do they get paid back?” Wouldn’t anyone bankrolling the trip expect something in return? Whether that’s the case shouldn’t be hard to determine, if everyone involved holds to the standards of openness they’re professing. Matthew Zieger, president and CEO of Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the public-private partnership footing most of the bill, said his organization is sensitive to the need for transparency. To that end, the participants and agenda will be made available in advance, and during the trip, “we’re going to be live blogging and tweeting,” he said. “This is not a junket; this is a working trip.” Zieger said the five-day trip will cost over $150,000, with some of the expense offset by payments averaging $3,000 from 15 to 20 companies whose executives will go along. In addition, “we’ll be seeking some sponsorships” for dinners and other special events. So, rather than potential conflicts of interest, the more important consideration may be the value of flying Corbett, other state officials and business executives to Paris. Steve Kratz, spokesman for the Department of Community and Economic Development provides a succinct answer: “We re the 18th largest economy in the world” and must compete both nationally and globally, he said. To support that claim, Kratz cited a recent trade publication study that ranked Pennsylvania fifth among the 50 states in “insourcing” of employment by foreign-based firms. That explains half the trip’s focus – attracting more investment from French and German companies. Those two nations account for more than 50,000 Pennsylvania jobs, the governor’s press release states. The other goal is to find export opportunities for Pennsylvania businesses. Already, France and Germany combined buy more than $2.1 billion worth of goods and services from here, making the two nations combined our fourth-largest export market. One thing I’ll watch for is what companies get to tag along. Zieger says they’ll mainly be small and medium sized firms, which seems right. Giant multinationals already have staffs and contacts well beyond what the governor can provide. And even if participating companies chip in, Team Pennsylvania will foot most of the tab, drawing from a budget that is partly statesupported. It would be unseemly for huge corporations to get a subsidized ride across the Atlantic. The mission itself is nothing new, although this will be the first time in a decade the governor goes along. That’s a good idea, suggests Bernard Rudegeair, assistant professor of business administration at King’s College. “If I was over there and thinking about coming here, I’d want to see the governor,” Rudegeair said. I’d asked for an opinion on the ethics of the trip, but he saw no problem. “(Even) if they’re spending taxpayer money,” it wouldn’t take many jobs before the accumulative taxes would more than pay for the trip, he said. Pennsylvania is wise to aggressively court foreign trade, and done right this trip is a worthwhile investment. But that doesn’t mean the press shouldn’t keep an eye on the politicians and businesses along for the ride. When money and politics get so close together there’s great potential for mischief, even if it’s presented as being for the greater good.

MILWAUKEE — In a super competitive industry like the shoe business, where fashion changes frequently, you need to stay a step ahead. That’s why last week, the shoe designers and executives for Weyco Group Inc. already were looking at sketches and concepts for their Florsheim products for spring of 2013. “Shoes are basically an accessory to clothing, and so we look at what’s happening in the clothing “Shoes are market and we look at what’s basically an happening in accessory to the shoe market in general,” said clothing, and Tom Florsheim so we look at Jr., chairman and chief execu- what’s haptive of Weyco. pening in the “It’s not an exact science, but we clothing marspend a tremen- ket and we dous amount of time thinking look at about that, and I what’s hapthink historicalpening in the ly we’ve been pretty good at shoe market being able to in general.” move with the Tom Florsheim Jr., trends.” Weyco’s long- Chairman and chief evity is proof of executive of Weyco that. The company started in 1906 as Weyenberg Shoe Manufacturing Co., simplifying the name to Weyco Group Inc. in 1990. The company’s core products consist mostly of leather shoes for men under well-known brand names such as Florsheim, Stacy Adams and Nunn Bush. While there’s still demand for dress shoes, the company has been adapting to the evolution toward more casual attire at the office and events, Florsheim said. “About 10 years ago, we really
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Marion and Jimmy Ciampi with a selection of Christmas trees at their Exeter greenhouse. They’ve sold all trees for $20 for years.

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ood weather has meant good business, area Christmas tree sellers say, leaving little time to worry about competition from seasonal tree lots that pop up at big box stores and supermarkets. • “We weren’t sure how good it was going to be,” said Jim Ciampi, who owns Ciampi’s Greenhouse in Exeter. The business draws many customers from neighborhoods in West Pittston and Harding that were hit hard by the September floods. “The good weather has helped. It’s been nice for people to come out. We thought it might be bad but it’s been fantastic.”

Farms in Sugarloaf as well, Looking around at about 100 where all trees are fresh cut locally grown trees of different from the farm and sold for $30 sizes and varieties, Ciampi said a regardless of size or variety. good Saturday would clear that “It’s been good, steady busimany trees off his lot, all sold at ness,” said Jim Wolk. “We had $20 each, the same as for the last good weather and this is as 20 years. good a year as any we’ve had in “They’ve always been $20,” he 10 years.” said. “To tell you the truth, tree Wolk and his two brothers prices don’t change much and A sign at Ciampi’s Greenhouses. sell live trees for planting year the price we pay has been the same all that time. We could crank the price up, but I round, switching to cut trees for the holidays. The freshness of the trees means the Wolks don’t worry don’t see any reason to.” He pointed to a nicely shaped 6-and-a-half foot Dou- about the competition. “People want to go to a close lot that has a quality glas fir. “At a lot of lots, you’d pay $45 for that tree, but for me, tree, and people say we have the best tree for their dolit’s not about the money. It’s about giving back. It’s lar,” he said. “The trees at the big box stores were probChristmas,” Ciampi said. “We don’t worry about com- ably cut before Thanksgiving. Ours are so fresh people peting. We just keep the price low, sell a quality tree and can keep them up well into January.” In Lake Township, Joe Pearson sells trees starting at give good service. We cut (the trunk), bale the tree, tie it to the car, we’ll even deliver.” The all-one-price approach works for Wolk’s Tree See TREES, Page 3D

Cigarette machines drawing objections from state regulators
By JANICE PODSADA The Hartford Courant

HARTFORD, Conn. — Using a roll-your-own cigarette machine is easy enough. The machine automatically fills each tubewithtobaccoandthenejects the finished cigarette into a collection bin, an eight-minute process that produces the equivalent of a carton of cigarettes —10 packs of 20. But officials in some states say operating the machines without a cigarette manufacturer’s license is illegal. In August, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, on behalf of Kevin B. Sullivan, state commissioner of revenue services, filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in Hartford against Tracey’s Smoke Shop and Tobacco LLC for illegally manufacturing cigarettes at its two Connecticut

stores. Tracey Scalzi, the stores’ owner, said she owns four of the machines at the two stores, which opened about a year ago. The Department of Revenue Services claims the machines are commercial cigarette-making machines and retailers who operate them must obtain a cigarettemanufacturing license and pay the associated fees and tariffs, including Connecticut’s cigarette tax, which adds $3.40 to a pack of cigarettes. “We don’t see ourselves as manufacturers; the customers make them themselves,” said Michael Horak, general manager of the Tobacco Place, which has two of the machines. Tobacco Place opened in Wethersfield, Conn., this month. The attorney general’s office would not comment on the law-

A customer puts freshly rolled cigarettes into a bin at The Big Cat’s Smoke Shop.

suit because the matter is pending,awaitingthecourt’sdecision. If the court finds in the agency’s favor, those who continue to operate the machines could face potential arrest, hefty fines and loss of their existing tobacco sales licenses, DRS spokeswoman Sarah Kaufman said. Wisconsin and Michigan have filed lawsuits similar to Connecticut’s, claiming that the product isacommercialcigarette-making

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Sharon Catlin, left, and Michael Hatzisavvas are partners in The Big Cat’s Smoke Shop in Bristol, Conn.,which allows customers to roll their own cigarettes.

machine and its use requires a cigarette-manufacturing license. New Hampshire’s Supreme Court and the Alaska’s Superior Court have found that using the

machine constitutes cigarette manufacturing, “regardless of ... who loads the machine and
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Ron Bartizek, Times Leader business editor, may be reached at rbartizek@timesleader.com or 570-970-7157.

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Mary Erwine, RN, MSN, has been named Chair of the Board of Directors. Erwine, RN, MSN, president of Erwine Home Health & Hospice, Inc., is a 1999 graduate of Leadership WilkesBarre. She joined the Board of Directors in the fall of 1999 and was nominated to the Executive Committee in 2005. Erwine’s membership in community organizations include the Board of Directors of F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, the Greater WilkesBarre Chamber of Commerce, Circle 200 and the Northeast Erwine Regional Cancer Institute, the Advisory Council and Board of Trustees for Misericordia University and the Board of Trustees for the Wyoming Valley Association for the Blind. She is an active member of the NEPA St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Fundraising committee, the National Association of Female Executives, and the Millennium Circle Fund of the Luzerne Foundation.
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Intellectual-property lawyer goes patent
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Leo Gilroy, a project manager in the Business Growth Services group for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center, has been awarded certification on the Kaplan-Norton Balanced Scorecard, a strategic planning and management system used in business and industry, government, and nonprofit organizations worldwide. Gilroy has more than 25 years of diverse industrial and Department of Defense experience. Maureen Mulcahy and Donald Olszewski, employees of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center, each completed training programs to become Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence Examiners and received certificates of appreciation for their service as 201 1 KAPE Examiners. The Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence is a not-for-profit corporation that helps all types of organizations improve their performance.

Robert J. Boyer, Wyoming, professor of criminal justice at Luzerne County Community College, has been chosen by the PA Department of Education to serve as a subject matter expert for reviews of new criminal justice programs at technical schools and colleges in the Boyer Commonwealth. Boyer assisted in the evaluation of a proposed criminal justice program at Keystone Technical Institute in Harrisburg and will remain on the PA Department of Education’s call list for the review of future programs.

MINNEAPOLIS — If you’ve ever wanted to patent a homemade invention, Dan and Kim McDonald’s experience with the Aardvark is both a cautionary and inspirational tale. Dan invented the Aardvark, a kitchen strainer in the shape of a tapering, blunt-ended cone, so he could make root beer floats that didn’t erupt in a volcano of foam. He named it after the aardvark, or anteater, an odd-looking African animal with a tapering blunt-ended nose. The couple sells the $9.99 strainer through their two-person company, Float Pro LLC, which they run out of their Shoreview, Minn., home. While a kitchen strainer might seem too common to be patented, Dan McDonald is a Minneapolis intellectual property attorney and trial lawyer whose skill at obtaining patents is a bit above average. Among other things, he had the legal expertise to argue with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office when the agency initially was unconvinced the strainer merited a patent. It wasn’t an easy argument because, at least on the surface, McDonald’s invention seemed to lack two of the five requirements for obtaining a patent: It didn’t appear to be novel (different from what’s already known) or to be what patent law calls “nonobvious” (meaning that it breaks new ground instead of just tweaking an invention that already exists). “The Patent Office rejected some of our claims,” McDonald said. “But I convinced them that the Aardvark makes root beer floats in a better way, and that nothing else has this kind of design.” Here’s McDonald’s breakthrough, developed to quickly provide his five children with root beer floats: Normally, root beer floats are made by putting ice cream in a glass and adding

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Intellectual property attorney Dan McDonald, with his wife, Kim, has patented the Aardvark Strainer he markets as a way to mix ice cream floats and chill drinks without ice, as well as the usual uses of a strainer.

root beer, which generates foam that often overflows the glass. With the Aardvark, the strainer is filled with ice cubes and inserted in the glass. Root beer is cooled by pouring it over the ice cubes and draining it into the glass, a process that removes some of the root beer fizz. When the strainer is removed and ice cream is added to the cooled root beer, less foam is produced. McDonald also discovered that the strainer could chill white wine. The wine was poured over the strainer full of ice cubes, then the cubes were removed to avoid diluting the wine. The same technique could also protect people with sensitive teeth from contacting ice in

chilled drinks. Other uses included rinsing single servings of fruits or vegetables. Surprisingly, there weren’t any strainers on the market designed to do those things while fitting inside a glass, McDonald said. “The closest thing the Patent Office found was a minnow bucket,” he said. For his doggedness, McDonald got two U.S. patents, one for utility (usefulness) and one for design (a co-patent with Keith Nybakke, a product designer). Even so it took nearly four years to get the first patent for utility. Another patent application is pending. Separately, the firm has obtained design

patents in China and Canada. The Aardvark name is also a registered U.S. trademark. But, besides having legal expertise, the McDonalds also had financial advantages that many inventors lack. As a lawyer at the Minneapolis law firm Merchant & Gould, Dan McDonald could afford the expensive patenting process, which cost tens of thousands of dollars by the time he applied for and obtained the patents, and arranged for the Aardvark to be manufactured in China. He also had ready access to patent experts at low cost. For a minimal fee, a colleague helped McDonald write the patent application, since he was decades out of practice. But no matter what your advantages, there’s no substitute for enthusiasm. After a 25-year legal career spent protecting other people’s inventions, McDonald, 50, yearned to invent something of his own. “It was kind of a ‘bucket list’ thing for me to start a little company,” he said. “I always hoped I’d come up with something.” Because Float Pro is a privately owned company, the McDonalds will say only that, since the product debuted in May, they’ve sold between 100 and 1,000 units but haven’t yet turned a profit. But they’re expanding. Kim McDonald, whose day job is being a volunteer social worker, is in the process of hiring the company’s first sales representative. Until now, all sales have been made at community events or through the company’s website, AardvarkStrainer.com. Even though the product hasn’t made money, Dan McDonald feels that he’s accomplished something. “I wanted to show my kids that creating things isn’t just something that other people do,” he said. “And I’ve gotten a better understanding of what it’s like for clients that are going through this.”

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started trying to move those brands into more business casual and casual-type footwear,” Florsheim said. “You get on a plane today and nobody has a sport coat on. I mean, people are just not dressing up. So you have to be in sync with that. If you’re not in sync with that, you’re not going to be able to grow your business.” To increase its presence in the casual footwear arena, Weyco bought The Combs Co., the owner of the Bogs and Rafters outdoor footwear brands, in March. “Before we bought Bogs, we’d been looking for a few years to find a truly casual brand, and we were looking at what I would call the outdoor space because if you want to get into the casual area, the outdoor space is the most casual,” Florsheim said. That acquisition included the Bogs line for women, giving Weyco its first connection to footwear for females. A year earlier, Weyco bought the Umi brand of children’s shoes. “We think Umi is a great brand. It’s a high-end niche brand. I think it’s an area that we can grow,” Florsheim said. Along with expanding in the casual footwear business, Weyco’s long-term strategy is to grow globally. While its largest distribution center is at corporate headquarters in Glendale, Wis., where Tom Florsheim and his brother, John Florsheim, are the top executives, the company has distribution centers in Canada, Italy, Australia and China. Florsheim-brand stores are opening around the world, and Tom Florsheim believes the opportunities to sell internationally are great as nations become more developed. “Florsheim is truly a global brand, and from the standpoint of where we want to be in five

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Reanetaa Bufford takes inventory of stock at Weyco Group which makes Florsheim, Nunn Bush and other shoes in Glendale, Ind.

years, we’re looking at significant growth outside the U.S.,” he said. Weyco saw profits begin to rebound last year after the recession and unemployment cut into business in 2008 and 2009. So far in 2011, sales and earnings are running ahead of 2010’s pace, and Weyco has added jobs in Glendale. The company has no net debt and has increased its stock dividend for the past 29 years, Tom Florsheim said. Its stock price has tripled in the past decade. The shoe business is a tough one, but Weyco is managing it well, said John Collopy, director of research for Oshkosh, Wis.based brokerage firm Carl M. Hennig Inc. “The macro picture: The company is well-run,” Collopy said. “It’s just that the market they’re serving is not a high-growth market. But I think they do a good job in navigating that market.” Tom Florsheim said Weyco is subject to the same headwinds many companies selling retail goods face today, such as the slow economy in the U.S., increases in material prices and rising labor costs in Asia, where most of its shoes are made. But he’s upbeat on the future. “Our business is really about building brands,” he said.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Veterinarians, who have traditionally derived about a fifth of their gross income from pet medicines, face evernew rivals scrambling for a piece of this business in which dog and cat owners may pay markups of 100 to 300 percent on prescription drugs. It has been years since the entry of mail-order veterinary pharmacies, which have since morphed into online merchants like Wisconsinbased Foster & Smith. But in 2010, Target launched its PetRX pilot program in more than 100 stores, and other retailers are getting into the business. “Internet pharmacies are not our real competition, but rather the local discount pharmacies,” Tennessee veterinarian Ronald Whitford said in an article written for others in the profession last year. “Any time you cannot dispense with at least a 30 percent markup, you lose! And even then it is not worth the time and effort.” But 30 percent is an excellent profit margin for highvolume chain retailers. Target’s PetRX is now in 670 stores in 25 states, spokeswomen Erin Medsen said. “The program has been really well-received,” Medsen said, noting that Target pharmacists can add flavors like chicken, tuna and roast beef to make liquid medicines more palatable to Rover or Princess. All Target locations with pharmacies not in the program can still dispense drugs for people and pets, she added. Walgreens has been filling such prescriptions since at least 2009, when it sold 400,000 in 10 months, according to VIN News Service, which covers the veterinary medicine industry. A spokeswoman said pets can be enrolled in the chain’s family prescription plan, but stores mostly carry crossover drugs suitable for people and some

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pets. In the past year, Kroger grocery stores quietly rolled out their own pet med program, frequently undercutting veterinarians’ prices, particularly on drugs in its $4 generic program like common antibiotics for animals and people. Now a bill before Congress would make it easier for dog and cat owners to get written prescriptions for use beyond their vet’s office. To some, all of the new competition has reached crisis proportions. The profession is at a critical crossroads, Lowell Ackerman, a vet with an MBA who taught at Tufts University, said in a 2011 article titled “Barbarians at the Gate.” Ackerman said that there is no way vets can compete with $4 generics and that they shouldn’t. Instead, he advised them to stock higherpriced, pet-only labeled drugs. He also recommended that vets set up their own mail-order business, sell pet health

insurance, keep the inventory lean and expect to be paid on a professional basis for professional services. Such drugs as the steroid prednisone, the antibiotic amoxicillin, and tramadol for arthritis and pain relief are human-pet crossover drugs that sell for $4 as generics, Huddleston said. For dog and cat lovers unaware that they can have prescriptions filled elsewhere, or too embarrassed to ask their vet to write a scrip to be filled by business rivals, Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson of Utah would like to make it easier. H.R. 1406, which he proposed in April and remains in committee, would obligate a veterinarian to write out each prescription whether or not the customer requests it. It also prohibits the vet from charging for the scrip and from making the customer sign a waiver absolving the practice of liability. Mike Morris, a veterinarian who operates the Animal Hospital of Fort Worth, ex-

pressed surprise that retail discounters didn’t pounce earlier on the pet med market. “I’ve been puzzled for a number of years over why they haven’t been as aggressive,” Morris said in a telephone interview. “I wish life was easy and business was easy, but it isn’t.” “Competition is out there,” said Dan Posey, director of special programs and a clinical associate professor in the large-animal department at Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “But Kroger doing a portion of the pharmaceutical business is not a threat to most vets. “The idea is that the income stream should be services, not pharmaceuticals,” Posey said. “If a person is going to a big-box store or Kroger or buying online, that’s all right,” he added. “But we want to be in a trusted place to influence that decision — what’s best for the pet and best for the owner.”

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based Troutman Sanders LLP. “We’re talking about horses and buggies vs. fighter jets.” For smokers accustomed to paying $70 or more for a carton of cigarettes, the machines can reducethecostofacartonbyatleast $30. Typically, customers pay about $40 for 8 ounces of loose tobacco, 200 hollow cigarette tubes and the use of the machine, which costs about $40,000. Employees tell customers how to operate the computerized rolling machines. “We just talk the customers through the process,” Horak said. “There are now 1,700 of our RYO Filling Stations in 40 states,” said Phil Accordino, the company’s chief executive. “We are providing a more convenient service to our customers that have either been rolling their own cigarettes at home for years orhavefoundustobealessexpensive alternative to other larger brands,” Accordino said. “Ourmachineshavehelpedcreateadditionaljobsandrevenuefor small businesses across the country,” he said. “I believe we have come under attack because big tobacco companies perceive us as a threat to their market share. Many state budgets have relied on tobacco money that has been dwindling for years due to excessive taxes and less smokers, so budget holes need to be made back and we have become the new target.” Store owners say the machines are roll-your-own devices that only produce enough cigarettes for personal use. “You can go next door to the gas station and buy tobacco. You can buy the (cigarette) tubes, and you can buy the roll-your-own machines — I sell a couple models here, a $49 machine and an $8 machine. The only difference is my machine is bigger,” said Michael Hatzisavvas, who opened Big Cat’s Smoke Shop in Bristol, Conn. seven weeks ago. “We don’t do the manufacturing. I don’t touch the machine,” Hatzisavvas said. Like the other stores, Big Cat’s four employees tell customers how to operate the machines. Hatzisavvas, a former restaurant owner, said he’s aware of the lawsuit, but decided to open a store anyway.

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Joe Pearson moves a tree at his Christmas tree farm in Lake Township. Area tree farms and greenhouses say warm temperatures have led to strong sales this year.

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$15.99, with most priced at $25. Like other tree dealers, he picks up extra income selling stands that are sturdier and easier to use than the pressed metal and screw models of years past. Norm Darling, owner of Darling & Sons Farms and Greenhouse in Dallas, has sold Christmas trees grown in Benton for the past 30 years. Like Ciampi and Wolk, Darling sells trees as a way to keep the income flowing during the off-season for primary products such as live plants and produce. Trees at Darling’s range between $25 and $125, and with little more than a week to go before Christmas, Darling was almost sold out. He could get more, he said, but was ready to concen-

“We’ve been coming here for at least five years. It’s nice and close, the trees are fresh, and the price is great.”
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trate on delivering the poinsettias he and his family grow. “We don’t try to compete with anyone,” he said. “Ninety-five percent of our customers are repeat customers. They come here because they like the trees and the personal service. We’re a family business and they like that they are dealing with the same people every year.” Tree buyers at Ciampi’s lot on a recent Tuesday afternoon echoed the sellers’ assessment. “We’ve been coming here for at

least five years,” said Pittston resident Paul Plhoda. “It’s nice and close, the trees are fresh, and the price is great.” The Scotto family from Harding – father Vincenzo, and children Vincenzo Jr., 10, Kiana, 11, and Sabrina, 16 – was back at Ciampi’s this year to choose a tree. “I like the trees here,” Scotto said. “They are all a nice size, and the price is good. It’s the same price as 20 years ago. I don’t know how they manage that but I’m glad they do.” Pittston resident Paul Swiderski was on the lot less than a minute before he chose his tree, which even had a bird’s nest inside – something Ciampi said is supposed to be good luck. “I’ve come here every year for at least six years,” Swiderski said. “The people are nice, the price is great and they are a local small family business. I’d rather support them than a big store.”

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Office gifts, especially for a supervisor should be optional
By MARIE G. MCINTYRE McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Q: Every Christmas, two people in our department ask everyone to contribute to a gift for our boss. This year, they actually purchased his present before finding out whether the rest of us wanted to participate. I thought managers usually gave holiday gifts to employees instead of the other way around. Is it now generally expected that people will give their boss a Christmas present? A: No, managers are not universally being showered with holiday loot. But offices do vary quite a bit when it comes to gift-giving practices, whether for the boss or among coworkers. Within these groups,

individuals may also have different views about what’s appropriate. For some, purchasing presents for colleagues adds additional sparkle to the holiday, while for others, it’s just one more annoying task on an endless seasonal to-do list. Those experiencing financial stress frequently feel embarrassed by their inability to contribute, and co-workers often disagree about whether to honor their boss with a gift. In a group with diverse religious traditions, everyone may not be celebrating the same holiday, and some may actually be prohibited from participating in certain events. When you add up all these issues, holiday gift-giving becomes a po-

To maintain the proper spirit for the season, managers should provide guidance for dealing with this dilemma. Some offices celebrate with food and cards instead of presents. Others draw names for gifts and set a spending limit. And wise bosses firmly advise their staff not to buy them anything.

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tential minefield of resentments and hurt feelings. To maintain the proper spirit for the season, managers should provide guidance for dealing with this dilemma. Some offices celebrate with food and cards instead of presents. Others draw names for gifts and set a spending limit. And wise bosses firmly advise their staff not to buy them any-

thing. Unfortunately, in your department, the shopping duo has assumed the right to dictate terms to everyone else. To break this pattern, they should be clearly told that everyone must be included in future holiday decisions. This year, however, you will probably be forced to choose between chipping in for the gift or looking

Q: I was recently moved to a desk right outside my boss’s office. Every day, he and two staff members have lengthy discussions about personal matters and company gossip. I also overhear them criticizing other employees in our group. The person who sits next to me says I should just ignore these conversations, but this seems like very juvenile behavior for an office setting. Is there anything I can do about it? A: Your boss is not only an incredibly immature manager, but also a dreadful role model. His daily gabfests send the message that it’s OK to publicly criticize colleagues and use

work time for lengthy gossip sessions. He is also demonstrating blatant favoritism and a complete disregard for confidentiality. If your company has a professional human resources department, you might share these observations with an HR manager who can be trusted to protect your identity. But if this is a small business, follow your co-worker’s advice to keep mum, because admonishing your boss will only get you added to the list of people he criticizes.
Marie G. McIntyre is a workplace coach and the author of “Secrets to Winning at Office Politics.” Send in questions and get free coaching tips at http://www.yourofficecoach.com.

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LONG TERM, MAYBE NOT SO BAD? Despite the big plunge in the annual return of 3.76 percent stock market in 2008-09, the and a cumulative return of just typical investor over 20 perwith a 401(k) or cent. When similar retireVanguard ment plan may looked at a not be doing all shorter period, that badly. The 2007-2010, it mutual fund still found that company Vanreturns were at guard studied a break-even returns on what point. Vanare called deguard said the fined contribustudy shows tion retirement the importance plans from of looking at 2005-2010. It retirement found that the typical investor savings from a long-term perin these plans had an average spective. A BIT MORE OPTIMISTIC Small business owners are feeling just a little bit better about the economy. The National Federation of Independent Business conducts a monthly survey of its members to assess how optimistic they are, and the December results are encouraging. The group’s optimism index rose 1.8 points to 92, a small but welcome gain. The index is eight points below the average reading prior to 2008, or before the recession began. But “the numbers have been depressing for so long, any little progress looks good,” NFIB Chief Economist William Dunkel berg said. Some of the components of the index were also encouraging. Among them: employment, expectations for sales gains and the outlook for business conditions. The NFIB did warn that owners are still feeling uncertain, in part because of the uneasy political climate in the country. AN ENDANGERED SPECIES? Many companies are moving away from the traditional yearend employee bonus, says outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas. After surveying human resources executives, Challenger said the economy was one reason why it saw a shift away from yearend bonuses. It also said morale may be an issue. “Some companies may have found that yearend bonuses are not the morale booster they once were and that there are more effective ways to reward high performers,” Challenger said. Many companies are instead using year-round ways to reward employees, the company said.
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Small stocks have been some of the worst performers this year because investors worry they’re too risky. But that creates buying opportunities, says Ragen Stienke, a senior vice president and portfolio manager with Westwood Holdings Group. Stienke helps run two mutual funds focusing on small- and mid-cap stocks: WHG SmidCap fund (WHGMX) and WHG SmidCap Plus (WHGPX). Why have smaller stocks fallen more than large caps this year? If you look at what ran the hardest and the fastest from the bottom (of the market in 2009), it was small cap stocks. When the market is excited, it runs the hardest. And when the market is fearful, they’re seen as the biggest risk, because they tend to have fewer products and less diversity in their business. Their revenue and income streams tend to be a little more volatile.

The bluest chips
The Dow Jones industrial average is the only major U.S. stock index that has a gain for the year. Two reasons why it’s doing better than the rest: IBM and McDonald’s. Both are up nearly 28 percent. The Dow’s No. 3 stock this year, Pfizer, is up about 21 percent. IBM and McDonald’s have been the most dependable blue chips this year because both sell “things that people need and want and will be a part of the global economy for some time,” says Nathan Snyder, portfolio manager with Snow Capital Management. For IBM, it’s software and consulting services that help businesses run more efficiently. For McDonald’s, it’s burgers. Financial analysts keep raising their profit expectations for the two. Analysts expect IBM to earn $14.76 per share in 2012. A year ago, they forecast $13.87. For McDonald’s, they now expect 2012 earnings per share of $5.72, up from a forecast of $5.44 a year ago. That’s the opposite of what’s happening for many other companies. A year ago, analysts expected aluminum maker Alcoa to make $1.34 per share in 2012. Now, they forecast 92 cents. Europe’s debt crisis and a slowing global economy are behind the cuts in expectations. Both IBM and McDonald’s also raised their quarterly dividends 15 percent this year — IBM to 75 cents and McDonald’s to 70 cents.
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But even after the decline, aren’t small caps still more expensive than large caps, based on priceearnings ratios? It’s hard to make generalizations, but if you look at valuation, as you move up the market cap spectrum, there’s clearly more opportunity. I would say it shades as you go up. I manage a small- and mid-cap fund. There’s probably more opportunity in the mid cap than in the small cap at the moment. (But) part of the reason small caps have performed better is they have better growth profiles. Large cap is a great opportunity, but there’s probably better growth opportunity in the small cap space. Does the increased regulation on small banks make them a more attractive investment? One of the reasons that we like the small and medium sized banks right now is it’s easier to assess the risk, because you can actually understand the business. With Bank of America, JPMorgan, it’s just a lot harder to know what all the risks are associated with their balance sheet. The other thing is that the small and medium sized banks, the ones that we own in particular, were overcapitalized coming out of 2008-09, which is a testament to their credit culture. It means they dialed back on loans in 2006, 2007 when pricing was irrational. And they were able to do some opportunistic deals, acquiring assets on the cheap, the majority of which were backed the federal government, FDIC assisted. They get to enjoy all the upside, to the extent that things work out, and the government is backing and insuring against any losses, anywhere from 75 to 95 percent. Many of the larger banks aren’t able to do those kinds of deals. What have you bought recently? Navistar. They make trucks. If you look at underlying fundamental data, at truck orders and backlog, demand has grown. But the stock is going in the opposite direction of the (fundamentals), and we love to take advantage of that. As a stock picker, (stocks’ recent tendency to move together in herds) makes our job that much harder. Ninety percent of stock moves is what the market or industry is doing that day. Very little has to do with the underlying business. But fundamentals ultimately overwhelm fear in the market. The perfect example is if you look at September and the market selloff. It had nothing to do with fundamental factors. It had to do with fear about sovereign debt. You had the quiet period for most companies: Companies couldn’t come out and talk. In October, when they began to release earnings, and the fundamental earnings come out, you saw a reversal in the market.

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Rank: Fund’s letter grade compared with others in the same performance group; an A indicates fund performed in the top 20 percent; an E, in the bottom 20 percent.

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When stocks are volatile, dividends can offer protection. Consider these possible returns: a loss of 0.3 percent or a gain of 4.8 percent. The 0.3 percent loss is what the S&P 1500 index of stocks has returned over the 12 months through Thursday, including dividends. The index includes large-cap stocks in the S&P 500, as well as mid- and small-cap stocks. The 4.8 percent gain is what a small group of consistent dividend payers within the S&P 1500 has returned over the same time, including dividends. Standard & Poor’s call them “Dividend Aristocrats,” and they are companies that have increased their dividends every year for 25 straight years. This year, 10 new stocks became Dividend Aristocrats. They’re shown in this table. It may be
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KEVIN BLAUM
IN THE ARENA

COMMENTARY
JOE BUTKIEWICZ

Step up as a patriot to stop gerrymandering
NATHAN HALE WAS a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. He later moved to Boston where he became an accomplished lawyer and an even better

A little bit of Christmas light in the darkness
I AM A SUCKER for Christmas. I like tromping on frozen ground while searching for that perfect tree. I like putting colorful lights on the shrubs. I like the music, the buoyant spirits, the smell of pine and nutmeg and Scotch tape. I like the Salvation Army bell ringers, the rosy-cheeked shoppers, even Bob Dylan croaking centuries-old Latin lyrics to “Adeste Fideles.” I smile when I am in model train stores. My wife said she was considering buying for me a set of those fake antlers and red nose that people use to decorate a vehicle as a reindeer. I think she knows better than to dare me. There is plenty I don’t care for — the rote obligations, the commercialism, the crabby shoppers — but I usually am too happy, frankly, to be phased by these minor degradations of the holiday. That spirit kicked in recently when I overheard two reporters discussing the need for a tree in The Times Leader newsroom. Jen Learn Andes covers Luzerne County government and politics (is that redundant?); Sheena Delazio covers Luzerne County courts. I expect they would take any measure of holiday relief that would brighten the day. However, the diminutive holiday tree of years past could not be found. That night my family went with me on a search to find a replacement. We made the purchase and the next morning I placed it in the middle of the newsroom with no more decoration than a silver garland. It was a four-foot miracle of plastic, twisted wire and mini lights. But would it play in Wilkes-Barre? Much has changed in the news business over the years, but one thing that remains is a newsroom of raw cynicism. In The Times Leader newsroom, no sacred cows are spared the slaughter. The banter can be cutting and just this side of lethal, an ongoing gallows humor steeped in current events, ancient history, religion, politics, popular culture, food preferences in an endless variation of “The Front Page.” Even close friends and family members would be horrified about how disparaging the conversation gets. Some staff member will let a cruelly perceptive comment fly regarding a current event and the wincing will be visible. “Pretty dark for a Monday,” we’ll say. So putting up a Christmas tree is not without risk, not for reasons of political correctness, but rather ridicule. Nevertheless, up it went. And something else happened. In short order and without prompting, reporters and designers and editors started decorating with the ephemera of the newsroom. An empty vitamin bottle. A Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs cash-out voucher. A packet of instant oatmeal. Credentials from the White House for a Vice President’s visit. Credentials from the White House for a President’s visit. A small Sponge Bob. An individual packet of saltines. A garland of soy sauce packets. A paper clip, a plastic fork, the ID badge of a former reporter long gone. A green skeleton. A fortune cookie. A figurine of Santa stooped over in — how shall I say it — in washroom repose. The tree is not to everyone’s taste. It is irreverent and gleeful, playful and personal. I like it. Gathering and shaping news content can be difficult, the obstacles challenging. Tempers flare. This year, the ongoing corruption investigation, an enormous election, two floods and a Penn State scandal intensified the procedure. But the news gets out. Rinse and repeat. I sit on one side of the newsroom. The door is always open. I hear the scanner. I hear the chatter. The TVs, the outbursts, the exasperation and frustration, the cheers. I heard the conversation about the completely decorated tree. I heard one reporter say all I need to hear. “I love it.” I am a sucker for Christmas.
Joe Butkiewicz is Executive Editor of The Times Leader. Reach him at 829-7249.

newspaperman. One of eight children, Hale was the eldest son of Enoch, younger brother of a Revolutionary War hero who in 1776 at the age of 21, on the island of Manhattan, with a British noose tightened around his neck, uttered his enduring last words for American independence, “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” The nephew and namesake of Connecticut’s most honored military hero bought his own newspaper in 1814. “The Boston Advertiser” was the city’s only daily paper and among the first to feature columnists and opinion. Hale got his start in the newspaper business as a young editor at the “Boston Weekly Messenger.” It was there in 1812 that the oft-credited Nathan Hale coined the word “gerrymander.” The Weekly Messenger printed the word during the self-serving reapportionment of state senate districts under Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry. So convoluted were districts drawn to benefit Gerry’s political party that one resembled a salamander. The Weekly Messenger labeled it a “Gerry-mander.” It stuck. Webster defines gerrymandering as “dividing districts to give one political party an electoral majority in a large number of districts while concentrating the voting strength of the opposition in as few districts as possible.” The decennial redrawing of congressional districts is inherently a political process through which the majority in each state legislature imposes its will. However, the recent congressional hacking of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s 10th and 11th congressional districts suggests that no one was looking out for you. Republican majorities in Harrisburg carved this turkey to maximize their party’s chances of capturing 12 of Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional seats. That’s to be expected. Democrats whining about the meat ax taken to NEPA should do a better job electing their candidates to the state Legislature. In 2001 Senate Republicans attempted a similar maneuver to dilute our two congressional seats by nudging them southward. But a couple of Luzerne County legislators from both parties, supported by our local news media, put a stop to it. Where are our state senators and representatives today? Political parties always massage district boundaries to better protect incumbent congressmen. But they must not disadvantage an entire region just to accomplish it. The 11th District held by Republican Congressman Lou Barletta jettisons much of the Wyoming Valley while stretching south to within 14 miles of Maryland. Just to protect Lou! Meanwhile the 17th, represented by Democratic Congressman Timothy Holden reaches from the Lebanon County line, up and around Luzerne County merely to snatch the cities of Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Pittston. The once-proud anchors of the 10th and 11th districts are now treated as filler to round out the 17th. Barletta maintains he had little to do with the mistreatment and gerrymandering of Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. I don’t believe him. Neither should you. Many of us know how congressional redistricting is accomplished. These districts are no longer legally “compact” and they make a mockery of the term “contiguous.” If finally adopted, this self-serving political travesty should offend area Republicans and Democrats alike. So violative are these districts to the spirit of public service that someone needs to step forward and oppose Barletta in the Republican primary in April. Another should enter the Democratic race against Mr. Holden. This is serious, and it’s your opportunity to represent us in Congress. After all, the self-serving “gerrymandering” of 1812 not only moved Nathan Hale to invent a word, it cost Gov. Elbridge Gerry his re-election. Be a patriot. RUN.
Kevin Blaum’s column on government, life and politics appears every Sunday. Contact him at kblaum@timesleader.com.

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Among the 28 students who took a leap of faith by leaving their neighborhood high schools are Kenrick Tan (left) and (from right) Rasheed Bonds, Angelina Rementer, and Allen Robinson.

REINVENT THE HIGH SCHOOL
By KRISTEN A. GRAHAM The Philadelphia Inquirer

CLASS ASSIGNMENT:
ings to remove the hat, put the cellphone away, take the exam seriously.

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HILADELPHIA — High school feels different in the big white mansion at the edge of the Navy Yard — no desks in rows. No 47-minute class periods. No warn-

Instead, small groups of students are designing their own workshop space. They’re

drawing up more efficient bus routes for the Philadelphia School District. Their teachers act as mentors, sounding boards, not lecturers. The premise? American high schools are broken.
The solutions? The founders of the Sustainability Workshop are trying to find them. The workshop is an alternative senior-year project built on the lessons of the West Philadelphia High after-school program whose members have been building hybrid cars and winning important competitions for more than a decade. Its founders — four teacher friends who worked at West — want to turn the workshop into a full-fledged school, under the district or a charter, by 2013. “The indicators tell us this model isn’t working,” Simon Hauger, an engineer-turned-teacher who started the hybrid team, says on a recent school day. “We have to do it differently.” That means believing students can do real, important work, Hauger says. It means delivering a challenging curriculum built on student interests through hands-on projects. It means fostering strong relationships that form the underpinnings of everything. Three months in, the school has garnered national buzz and attracted more than $500,000 in private funding from the Barra Foundation, the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster and others. Deep thinkers are already gushing over the workshop. “I want to be down there all the time — to learn myself,” says Andrew Zwicker of the Princeton Physics Plasma Laboratory. “It is so clearly the future of education,” says Zwicker, who is also associate director of education and workforce development for the innovation cluster. “Or at least it should be.” Perhaps more important, the 28 students who took a leap of faith three months ago — by leaving their neighborhood high schools to try a new kind of education — are excited, too. Angelina Rementer wasn’t an A student at Furness High. She had little time for science or math and hated getting up in the morning. The workshop is different, she says. “It’s a new way of learning,” says Rementer. “This place makes you
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Newt Gingrich is off on his budget history
By CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Newt Gingrich overlooked a couple of years of red ink when he asserted Thursday night that he balanced the budget for four years as House speaker. And in claiming sole credit for the achievement, he glossed over the fact that budgets are not a one-man show: There was a Democratic president in town, too. In the last debate before the leadoff Iowa Republican presidential caucuses, Gingrich persisted in repeating a claim he has made often in the campaign, sometimes more accurately than others. Here and there, other candidates, too, reprised misstatements or partial truths from the string of debates and from the stump. Mitt Romney once again declared he has spent his life in the private sector, once again ignoring his years as governor and political candidate.

$405 billion in debt — pretty conservative.” THE FACTS: In the 1996 and 1997 budget years, the first two years he shaped as speaker of the House of Representatives, the government actually ran deficits. In 1998 and 1999, the government ran surpluses. Two more years of surpluses followed, but Gingrich was gone from politics by then and had nothing to do with them. Moreover, the national debt went up during the four years Gingrich AP PHOTO was speaker. In January 1995, when he became speaker, the gross nationRepublican presidential candidate al debt was $4.8 trillion. When he and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during a Republican left four years later, it was $5.6 trilpresidential debate in Sioux City, lion, an increase of $800 billion. Iowa, Thursday. To be sure, Gingrich did not single-handedly deepen America’s debt, A look at some of the claims in the just as he didn’t balance any budgets debate and how they compare with on his own. He was a driving force along with Democratic President Bill the facts: GINGRICH: “I balanced the budget for four straight years, paid off See GINGRICH, Page 7E

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UZERNE COUNTY gradually exposed. Her strength showed when Commissioners Maryanne C. Petrilla and she wisely stuck by the county’s Thomas P. Cooney property reassessment project conclude their terms of office in amid intense public backlash. less than two weeks, presum- Nor did she wither when Luably escaping the frequent zerne County President Judge headaches and potshots that Mark Ciavarella challenged her seem to accompany public of- proposed budget cuts or when Ciavarella and other officials fice. Their departures signal the were arrested as part of a sweepend of an era for Luzerne Coun- ing federal crackdown on public ty government, which voters corruption. Cooney, meanwhile, willingdecided last year will no longer ly joined the maelbe guided by a commissioner trio. In- Their departures strom in late 2009. stead, an 11-person signal the end of He was chosen from among 68 apcounty council asan era for plicants to fill the sumes control on Jan. Luzerne County commissioner 2. post vacated by Detractors might government … Skrepenak, who tell the duo of Petrilla ultimately pleaded and Cooney something along the lines of “don’t guilty to accepting a kickback. Cooney didn’t command atlet the door hit you …” But most sensible county res- tention at meetings, much less idents rightly will appreciate grandstand on issues. But he rethe jobs they did under the most mained thoroughly involved, challenging of circumstances. even during the transition to Ditto for outgoing Commission- home rule, and helped to steer er Stephen A. Urban, although the county through stormy wahe plans to hop back into the fry- ters. We are not suggesting that ing pan as an elected member of Petrilla and Cooney be honored the inaugural county council. Petrilla, who took office in Ja- with statues or plaques. The nuary 2008, quickly assumed Times Leader’s editorial board the role of commissioner chair- frequently disagreed with the woman and de facto scapegoat commissioners’ decisions and for all county problems real and might even find fault with acperceived. Within weeks of tak- tions yet to be taken this month. However, we sincerely appreing office, she gave the boot to county public information offi- ciate the service these two, plus cer Kathy Bozinski, distancing Commissioner Urban, provided herself from then-commission- during historic upheaval in Luer, now-convict Gregory Skre- zerne County. We respect their enormous penak. Petrilla’s relationship with fel- commitments of time, the sacrilow Democrat Skrepenak be- fices they made while in office came further strained as his lou- and their desires to see this sy business dealings on behalf of county succeed. We thank them for their devothe county during a prior term and his ethical discretions were tion to this place and its people.

Jesus Christ: Free marketer, occupier or political pawn?
’TIS THE season to mix politics and religion. GOP candidates are working fervently to stake out their free-market credentials in advance of the inconveniently scheduled Iowa caucuses. “Occupy” protesters are refusing to go in from the cold. You knew it was only a matter of time before somebody brought Jesus into the argument. Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, recently kicked up a bit of a storm on CNN’s “Belief Blog” by declaring that “Jesus was a free marketer, not an occupier.” “Jesus rejected collectivism and the mentality that has occupied America for the last few decades: that everyone gets a trophy – equal outcomes for inequitable performance,” Perkins wrote, after chastising the Occupy contingent for being “unproductive.” “There are winners and yes, there are losers,” he wrote. “And wins and losses are determined by the diligence and determination of the individual.” To make his case, Perkins cited the New Testament parable in which a nobleman went off on a trip and entrusted some of his wealth to his servants. Upon his return, the nobleman rewarded the servants who had used his money to make him more money, and threatened dire consequences against a lone servant who had merely held the money to give back to the ruler when asked. “The parable of the king and the servants endorses the principles of business and the

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free market when properly employed,” Perkins wrote. I am no theologian (and neither is Perkins), but I would say the former Louisiana state legislator and now self-proclaimed guardian of America’s culture stepped in it here. Perkins cherrypicks a conclusion from an odd parable, which appears on just about every pastor’s list of “troublesome Bible passages.” True, the story rewards initiative. But the nobleman is described as both abusive and a crook. As he himself told the unfortunate servant: “Didn’t you know that I was a harsh man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow?” This poor servant has been belittled over the centuries as a slacker. But looked at another way, he is the hero of our story – a brave soul who would rather face the nobleman’s wrath than help the boss make money for his nefarious ends. In any case, it’s silly to label Jesus as a free marketer based on an isolated parable. This is, after all, the man who charged into the temple and overturned the tables of the money changers who were ripping off travelers with dishonest exchange rates. That sounds more like an Occupier. And what of Jesus’ declaration that a camel would have an easier time passing through the eye of a needle than a rich man

Sometimes I miss the old “What Would Jesus Do?” craze, when people sported WWJD bumper stickers and T-shirts. It made for good speculation. Today we could ask: How would Jesus vote?
entering the gates of heaven? And let’s not forget the parable of the loaves and the fishes, which seems more like an embrace of collectivism than a rejection of it. A true free marketer would have told everybody to go fish. Sometimes I miss the old “What Would Jesus Do?” craze, when people sported WWJD bumper stickers and T-shirts. It made for good speculation. Today we could ask: How would Jesus vote? The creator endowed humans with an endless ability to conscript Jesus and his words for their own ends, so all of us will come to our own conclusions. But I think it’s pretty clear that Jesus would push back against a system in which the rich use their clout to get richer, while politicians reel in campaign cash and tell the poor and the sick and the unemployed that everything would be OK iuld just get off their duffs and show some initiative. Winners and losers, indeed.
Barbara Shelly is a columnist for the Kansas City Star. Readers may write to her at: Kansas City Star, 1729 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108-1413, or by email at bshelly@kcstar.com.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses.”
Texas Gov. Rick Perry The contender for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination recently referred to the Denver Broncos quarterback, whose passing ability draws ridicule but who prior to today’s NFL game has led his team to a remarkable seven wins in eight weeks.

OTHER OPINION: REDISTRICTING

EMOCRATS IN the Pennsylvania General Assembly complained bitterly that this year’s decennial redistricting was nothing more than a Republican incumbent-protection plan. Redistricting is done every 10 years, based on the results of the latest U.S. Census. The state constitution says each legislative district “shall be composed of compact and contiguous territory as nearly equal in population as practicable. ... Unless absolutely necessary no county, city, incorporated town, borough, township or ward shall be divided in forming either a senatorial or representative district.” As we saw again this year, those rules are often ignored. Democrats cry foul, but constituents are not naïve enough to think they wouldn’t get the same treatment if the shoe was on the other foot. If they truly want to return

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Will Republicans decide to gamble on Gingrich?
NEWT GINGRICH’S presidential bid seemed improbable from the beginning, and in the early weeks he did his best to make it more so. One of his first decisions was to take some time off for a vacation cruise. Then he popped up on “Meet the Press” to bash the House GOP’s Medicare reform as “right-wing social engineering.” The disarray was such that many of his top aides soon quit. In a column earlier this year I wrote him off. Shows what I know. The Republican debates turned out to be the perfect Gingrich vehicle – events where he could display his quick mind, please the crowd by bashing the news media and behave graciously toward his opponents. The message of the latter tactic was: Behold, the new Newt! He has matured. I doubt it, and despite his buoyant polls I doubt he will be the nominee. I expect the new Newt to be much like the old Newt, for whom everything is portentous and apocalyptic and leavened with the latest futuristic buzzwords. I saw him on CNBC the other day and in the midst of his voluble patter he veered into something called Lean Six-Sigma, whose principles he would apply to the federal government. I’ve heard him mention this before, so I looked it up. Wikipedia says Six Sigma “seeks to improve the quality of process out-

power to the voters, Democrats should be calling for the creation of an independent redistricting commission such as those in California and Arizona. No elected official and no one who recently held public office could serve on such a commission. No party officials would have a say either. The people would decide the new legislative and congressional boundaries based on the mandates in the constitution – not the interests of the political parties. Common Cause Pennsylvania advocates such reform, and says it could be done through a constitutional amendment or possibly a statute limiting who can be appointed to the apportionment commission. Either way, the process should start now, with a goal of creating the independent commission well before the next census.
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puts by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. It uses a set of ...” Well, fine. We could use more efficiency in government, but it struck me as another of Gingrich’s shiny intellectual toys. His presence in the lights these days is testament to the frustration of Republican voters, who have been denied the A team and cannot settle on Mitt Romney. Mitch Daniels, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush – all took a pass, leaving Romney and Gingrich as the main contenders (for now). Both would have liabilities in the general election, but Romney’s more even temperament would likely go down better with independents. Both are inveterate flip-floppers, but Gingrich has solid partisan credentials. He led the revolt of 1994 that brought a GOP majority to Congress for the first time in eons. He pushed through the path-breaking welfarereform law. But he strikes me as one of those politicians whose “highest and best use” is in a legislative arena, not in an executive position. In a forum where he’s one vote among many, the colleagues are there to shave off the

sharper edges. As Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, told The Wall Street Journal: “Basically, Newt can’t control himself.” We always hear that the stakes of the next election are enormous, but this time it’s impossible to deny. President Obama made it clear from the beginning that his goal was to drastically change the relationship between the government and the individual. If spending isn’t curtailed – if “Obamacare” isn’t repealed and replaced – the staggering new costs loaded on top of our already unsustainable entitlement system will turn this country into a European clone. The high taxes needed to support these ballooning costs will permanently cripple economic growth and eviscerate national defense. Like Europe, we will have lackluster growth with chronically high unemployment and a large cadre of idle workers dependent on near-permanent jobless benefits. Republicans face the kind of political opportunity not seen in a generation. Nominating Gingrich would be a reckless throw of the dice.
E. Thomas McClanahan is a member of the Kansas City Star editorial board. Readers may write to him at: Kansas City Star, 1729 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108-1413, or by email at mcclanahan@kcstar.com.

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Wages of appeasement appear to be unending
denouncing the watered-down Obama substitute. They threatFAIR ENOUGH. Barack Oba- en not only to target any Europe-based U.S. missile defenses, ma didn’t appease Osama bin but also to install offensive misLaden. He killed him. And for ordering the raid and taking the siles in Kaliningrad. As for assistance on Iran, risk, Obama deserves credit. Moscow has thwarted us at Credit for decisiveness and every turn, weakening or blockpolitical courage. ing resolution after resolution. However, the bin Laden case was no test of policy. No serious Finally, adding contempt to mere injury, Russian President person of either party ever sugVladimir Putin responded to gested negotiation or concesanti-government demonstrations sion. Obama demonstrated by unleashing a crude Sovietdecisiveness, but forgoing a style attack on America as the non-option says nothing about secret power behind the prothe soundness of one’s foreign tests. policy. That comes into play Such are the wages of apwhen there are choices to be peasement. Makes one pine for made. And here the story is different. mere “drift.” Even worse has been Obama’s Take Obama’s two major foreignpolicy initiatives – toward Russia vaunted “engagement” with Iran. He began his presidency and Iran. The administration came into apologetically acknowledging U.S. involvement in a coup that office determined to warm relahappened more than 50 years tions with Russia. It was called ago. He then offered bilateral “reset,” an antidote to the “dannegotiations that, predictably, gerous drift” (Vice President failed miserably. Most egregiousBiden’s phrase) in relations ly, he adopted a studied and during the Bush years. scandalous neutrality during the In fact, the Bush coolness popular revolution of 2009, a toward Russia was grounded in near-miraculous opportunity – certain unpleasant realities: the now lost – for regime change. Kremlin’s systematic dismanObama imagined that his tling of democracy; its naked silver tongue and exquisite aggression against Georgia; its sensitivity to Islam would perdrive to re-establish a Russian suade the mullahs to give up sphere of influence in the neartheir weapons program. Amazabroad; and its support, from ingly, they resisted his charms, Syria to Venezuela, of the choosing instead to become a world’s more ostentatiously nuclear power. anti-American regimes. For his exertions, Obama Unmoored from such inearned (a) continued lethal convenient realities, Obama Iranian assistance to guerrillas went about his “reset.” The killing Americans in Iraq and signature decision was the Afghanistan, (b) a plot to assasabrupt cancellation of a Polishsinate the Saudi ambassador by and Czech-based U.S. missile defense system bitterly opposed blowing up a Washington restaurant, (c) the announcement last by Moscow. week by a member of parliaThe cancellation deeply unment of Iranian naval exercises dercut two very pro-American to shut down the Strait of Horallies who had aligned themmuz, (d) undoubted Chinese selves with Washington in the face of both Russian threats and and Russian access to a captured popular unease. Obama not only U.S. drone for the copying and countering of its high-tech seleft them twisting in the wind. crets. He showed the world that the How did Obama answer that Central Europeans’ hard-won one? independence was only partial On Monday, he politely asked and tentative. With American for the drone back. acquiescence, their ostensibly On Tuesday, with Putin-like sovereign decisions were subject contempt, Iran demanded that to a Russian veto. Obama apologize instead. This major concession, toJust a few hours earlier, Secregether with a New START treatary Hillary Clinton asserted yet ty far more needed by Russia again that “we want to see the than America, was supposed to Iranians engage ... we are not ease U.S.-Russia relations, asgiving up on it.” suage Russian opposition to Blessed are the cheek-turners. missile defense and enlist its But do these people have no assistance in stopping Iran’s limit? nuclear program. Three years in, how is that “reset” working out? The RusCharles Krauthammer’s email sians are back on the warpath address is letters@charleskrauthammer.com. about missile defense. They’re “Ask Osama bin Laden ... whether I engage in appeasement.” – Barack Obama, Dec. 8, 2011

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iron-jawed dispositions and mechanical movements, ever inspired the lyrical that continues to O ne wonders how nutcrackers, with theirdream.talethere magic within cause sprightly, young ballerinas to dance and to Is their ranks still? When darkness falls tonight, might they march again? Do not doubt their strength, nor the unbeatable power of imagination.

A nice finish to a very special Santa story
HE IS a most unlikely Santa Claus. At 19, he was drafted and shipped to Vietnam. Things happened. He came home changed. His mind paid a price. His body paid one, too. “I kind of went into a shell,” says Bill Doebler, 61, sitting at a table in Clinton Township, Mich. “We weren’t received very well when we got back. I got punched, slapped, had my hair pulled.” He found work detailing cars. Then a job at the Stroh’s factory. Then running a carpet warehouse, something he did for decades. A few years ago, his wife fell ill and could not work. Money got tight. They lost their house to foreclosure. Then Bill got sick – nerve problems, eye problems, diabetes – things he had been suffering for a long time without realizing they were tied to Agent Orange, the poisonous herbicide used during the war. He went two years paying out of pocket before someone told him he qualified for veterans benefits. crafts show. Everybody loved them. They did a luncheon the next day with children. Even better. MITCH ALBOM “I always had good Christmases as a kid,” says Bill, who is compact, with the Then he got laid off. proper belly for his new role. These are not things that “I got lots of presents. make you jolly. “But now here I was talking But somewhere along the to kids who had nothing. I way, Bill’s hair turned pretty asked this one boy what he white. He grew a beard. And wanted, And he said, ‘Whatas a way of coping with his ever you bring me, Santa.’” problems, he did what some His eyes start to moisten. people wisely do – he remind“Sorry,” he says, wiping a ed himself that others have it worse, and he volunteered to tear. “I didn’t want the kid to ring the bell for the Salvation see me crying, either.” It’s funny. We usually think Army. “Around Christmas, I start- of Santa Claus as the one bringing cheer to others. But ed wearing a Santa hat, and for Bill – who can’t see well kids would come up and hug anymore and has little feeling me and say, ‘Oh, Santa! Sanin his hands – the suit is the ta!’ “My wife said I should go to salvation. “I’ve always been a kind of Santa school.” an introvert,” he said. “But And so he did – the one up this brought me out. I feel in Midland. He took instrucconnected to people. And tion and listened to experts. there is something about He learned how Santas ringing that bell. The first should behave, what they year I did it, when the season should and shouldn’t tell was over, I got in my car and kids. cried for 10 minutes. I didn’t He even got a diploma. want it to stop.” He also got the suit, the Bill Doebler served his belt, the boots. And finally, country once – his mind and he and his wife, Diana Doebler – who played Mrs. Claus body still pay the price – and – went, in character, to a local now, in a red and white way,

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Somewhere along the way, Bill’s hair turned pretty white. He grew a beard. And as a way of coping with his problems, he did what some people wisely do – he reminded himself that others have it worse, and he volunteered to ring the bell for the Salvation Army.
he’s serving it again. He recently appeared at a Detroit shelter party for women and children. Later, he’s doing a senior home. He says he’s thinking of going to a voice coach, “to work on my ho-hohos.” He doesn’t want money. He doesn’t want attention. He just wants to feel the magic – and give it in return. “Believe it or not, I still sometimes sit on Santas’ laps when I see them at places,” he says. And what do you ask for? “Happiness.” May it come true for him – and you – this holiday season.
Mitch Albom is a columnist for the Detroit Free Press. Readers may write to him at: Detroit Free Press, 600 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI 48226, or via email at malbom@freepress.com.

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Mountain Laurels is a regular series of letters from readers conveying thanks to individuals or groups for their support, help or kindness.

Christmas party was held recently for veterans from the VA hospital and was hosted by The Mountain Post American Legion and its auxiliary at the post home. I thank all the auxiliary members who baked cookies, which were packaged and given, along with homemade cupcakes, as gifts. Socks also were a gift. Lap blankets with the Legion logo were given to the veterans from the men of the Legion. I also thank Chef Dombrosky for his culinary work, which, out of the goodness of his heart and the love he has for all veterans, he donated. Our deejays, JT & Carol, provided Christmas music, and as usual, their time was donated. Santa and Mrs. Claus were a big hit. Also, many, many thanks go out to all auxiliary and Legion members who volunteered their time and talent, for without everyone’s help, this

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was walking to Mass at St. Nicholas Church on a Saturday in mid-November when I fell head-first into the pavement. As I lay there, people came to my aid. I had never fallen before. I was in pain, bleeding and scared. I must thank these kind-hearted people for helping and for calling the ambulance. The two attendants taking me to Geisinger hospital were comforting . Also, the people in the emergency department that night were so kind and respectful. I give all of them high marks. Thanks to all of you at Geisinger. I thank my wonderful pastor, Monsignor Rauscher, who came to comfort and pray over me. I thank the people at

Mass who prayed for me. I don’t remember all who came to my aid, but I give thanks to all. I really appreciate your help. God bless you all.
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n behalf of the WilkesBarre Chapter of UNICO, we thank The Times Leader for the outstanding coverage that it provided to this year’s all-star football game and all the support leading up to the game, providing not only information about this year’s players, but also the history of the game and the history of UNICO. This year, 100 percent of ticket sales and 50 percent of the advertising book proceeds will go to the area’s flood victims. We also thank Wyoming Area School Board for making its excellent facility available to us.

In this regard, we thank Frank Parra, athletic director, for his continued cooperation in coordinating the personnel at Wyoming Area necessary to make the game a reality. Additionally, our gratitude goes to Dave Amico, his grounds crew and the press box team of Ron Foy, George Miller and Barry Finn, all giving their services to our charitable cause. We also extend our appreciation to West Pittston Ambulance as well as the West Pittston police for donating their services. A special thanks to West Pittston Mayor Tony Denisco and council President Brian Thornton. Also, a special thanks to Luzerne County Sheriff John Gilligan and his deputy sheriffs, for contributing their time in providing the escort for Miss UNICO and her court, as well as to the Battery A, 1st Battalion, 109th Field Artillery, which presented the Colors. We thank the coaches, the players, the cheerleaders, Miss UNICO and her court, the supervisors, Sonia Mercadante

and Allison Magagna, and the UNICO All-Star Marching Band for making the game a night to remember. A special thanks to the players for conducting themselves at all times in an orderly and sportsmanlike fashion without compromising the athleticism and the hard hitting the Wyoming Valley has been accustomed to seeing from its players. Lastly, but certainly not least, we thank the fans who turned out for the game as well as the numerous advertisers who took out ads in our annual book. Without their contributions, this game would never have been a reality, nor would UNICO be able to contribute to the mental health programs and general charities that it does on an annual basis and, more particularly, this year to the flood victims. Thanks to each and all.
Dr. William F. Anzalone Jr. Club president and Attorney Jamie J. Anzalone Game chairman UNICO Wilkes-Barre Chapter

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Ignorance and confusion falsely tie homosexuality and pedophilia
IN THE wake of the media exposure of the alleged occurrences of multiple sexual assaults on underage males by former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, gays and lesbians are again confronted with the familiar erroneous belief referencing an inherent link between homosexuality and pedophilia. More specifically, this response is related to a letter to the editor by Mr. Curt Piazza that appeared in The Times Leader. (“PSU alum says Bible 101 should be required class,” Nov. 19.) Mr. Piazza alleged that the Penn State diversity program promotes a so-called “homosexual agenda,” and he inappropriately and inaccurately links sexual abuse and pedophilia to homosexuality. The purpose of this commentary is not to retaliate against Mr. Piazza, who evidentially possesses his own personal agenda, but to serve as a means of providing accurate information pertaining to the context of the purposes of diversity programs on college and university campuses as well as to separate the flawed affiliation of pedophilia, child sexual abuse and sexual assault from homosexuality or an LGBTQ orientation. According to the American Psychological Association, there is no relationship between child sexual abuse and homosexuality. Furthermore, there has been no evidence presented within current literature respective to a predator’s heterosexual orientation cited as an explanation for crimes committed against opposite gender victims. Men

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who molest underage females are specifically identified as “pedophiles” or “sexual predators.” Men who molest underage males are simply called “homosexuals,” which postures sexual orientation as the motivation rather than a power-over mentality to which the victim is subjected. In part, the confusion between homosexuality and the molestation of young boys comes from the terminology used by researchers themselves. If an adult male molests a young boy, that type of molestation is typically called a “homosexual molestation.” However, when described in this manner the term “homosexual” is used as an adjective in its most literal sense – the victim and perpetrator are of the same sex. It doesn’t refer to the sexual orientation of either the victim or the perpetrator. The research to date all points to there being no significant relationship between a homosexual lifestyle and child molestation. There appears to be practically no reportage of sexual molestation of girls by lesbian adults, and the adult male who sexually molests young boys is not likely to be a homosexual. Mr. Piazza’s letter made a statement about forced compliance of students who are paired with an LGBTQ roommate and labeled as “homophobes.”

Incidents of on-campus peer bullying have resulted in a demonstrably high suicide rate among LGBTQ students and exemplify our culture’s tolerance and encouragement of hate in the name of “God.” When we tolerate hate and victimization on one level we encourage its escalation and give permission for it to occur at more intense levels. One might reference the “brown eye/blue eye” experiment that exemplified targeting “different” as a means for discrimination and perception of one being “less than equal” to another. Many colleges and universities maintain active ally and diversity programs that demonstrate cultural awareness, knowledge and skills, based on the assumption that this training will benefit an organization by protecting against civil rights violations, increasing the inclusion of different identity groups and promoting better teamwork. As colleges are responsible for educating future professionals, it remains imperative to assist learners in both “learning” to accept differences in others and “unlearning” distorted belief systems. As a professional educator, licensed and credentialed practitioner within my field which specializes in traumatology and victimology, as well as an advocate for victims’ rights, I believe it’s important to assist our students into developing into caring, compassionate and community-oriented individuals. Thus, I argue that these organizations’ programs remain invaluable.

The discovery that one’s child has been sexually violated remains one of the worst nightmares for a parent. Antigay activists feed on this fear, as do biblical literalists, to further their agendas. “It is easier to nauseate than it is to educate.”
Furthermore, citing a literalist interpretation of the “Bible” remains biased and unrealistic in scholarly application, given that this historical religious document was not drafted by one individual at one sitting and has been modified, censored and edited by numerous authors, some of whom have had their gospels edited out of the text, such as “The Gospels of Mary Magdalene.” Those who initiate argument to justify hate and intolerance citing said justification as the “word of God,” for example, know how powerful and effective such slander remains. The discovery that one’s child has been sexually violated remains one of the worst nightmares for a parent. Anti-gay activists feed on this fear, as do biblical literalists, to further their agendas. “It is easier to nauseate than it is to educate.” Our children remain at risk. However, we continue to facilitate this risk based on our ability to be suspicious of the wrong people. Members of the LGBTQ community, as well as diversity and ally programs, are not the enemy. Ignorance and intolerance are the enemies, and as we continue to project responsibility onto the wrong people and justify our hate or even ambivalence, predators will continue to harm our children without reprimand, accountability and scrutiny. As our culture continues to encourage marginalization of LGBTQ individuals through ignorant association with sexual predators and pedophiles, predators will continue to have free reign to abuse innocent children. Sadly, by erroneously identifying diversity programs, gays and lesbians as the problem, more young lives will continue to be shattered and more parents will suffer the agonizing heartache of learning that they trusted someone who destroyed their child’s future. It was my understanding that Mr. Sandusky identifies himself as “heterosexual.” Regardless of his orientation, his alleged behavior remains criminal, and the flaws in mandated reporting processes demonstrate the need for accountability from those people who allegedly “put on the blinders,” thereby inhibiting the judicial process.
Marie Gray, of Cornerstone Counseling & Consulting Specialists near Dallas, is a psychologist and board certified expert in both traumatic stress and sexual abuse.

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was so excited by the thought of driving I could not wait until my 16th birthday. After I got my permit a few months back, I’ve learned that driving today is dangerous and certain people will put their own life, as well as others’ lives, at risk to get to their destinations in the shortest amount of time. A person honking at me for going too slow is a common occurrence even when I am going the speed limit. Cars have bolted in the opposite lane of traffic to get past me, putting everyone in the vicinity in danger. The roads today are a war zone, and I am learning that being a defensive driver is the safest way to go. All I am asking is that people have more patience with new drivers – and all drivers, for that matter.
Harry Gothreau Crestwood High School student

pose, and its organizers always are looking for donations. Ed, Janis, family members and all the volunteers thank Patricia for the kind remarks. If anyone knows of a larger building available in the Tunkhannock area or would like to make a donation of non-perishable foods or a monetary contribution, please call (570) 836-0702. Or you can send email to enjshaf@ptd.net.
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his is a response to the letter to the editor in last Sunday’s edition titled “Seven Loaves rises to very top” by Patricia Hockenbury. She wrote, “I do not know how or why this soup kitchen came to be ...” The Seven Loaves Kitchen was started by Ed and Janis Shaffer and is run by them, their family and many volunteers. They are looking for a larger building. The program does serve a wonderful pur-

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always have believed that our political system was built on principles that promote the common good. Isn’t that what democracy is all about? Congress has devolved into factions, and the influences of special interests have corrupted everyone. Of the two legislative bodies, the Senate was designed to be the steadying influence, but it is now dysfunctional. Senate rules, specifically cloture, give the minority party too much power. Hence, nothing of substance can get passed and that has caused the recalcitrance of both parties. The so-called “super committee” is a microcosm of the

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dysfunction. We are in debt up to our eyeballs, and the committee is unable to act in the public interest. Despite nearly universal agreement that the government needs to cut programs and raise revenues, the Republicans, with pressure from their right wing, continue to support a failed model: supply-side economics. Despite a skewed wealth distribution not seen since the Great Depression, they still refuse to budge on the revenue side but insist on massive program cuts. We do need to cut fat out of the budget and it needs to be a lot bigger than $1.2 trillion. But, they should leave Social Security alone. Social Security can be fixed on the revenue end. Simply raise the current income cap significantly and means test the program. The conservative position that we cannot raise taxes on the wealthy is also immoral. Although allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire would be a start, it is not enough. Congress must remove the loopholes and create a simplified progressive tax. The middle class needs a break. It is the vibrant middle-class consumer who drives the economic engine. Most Americans don’t realized just how much wealth, not just income, the top 1

percent holds. In 2007, the top 1 percent held 42.7 percent of the entire financial wealth of our country. Since the crash of 2007, the upper groups have increased that share. The Republican solution to fixing the tax code had been to simplify it. “It is too complicated,” they say. In its place they suggest a flat tax in one form or another. No tax is more regressive than a flat tax. Conservatives are drooling to cut entitlements for the elderly and poor, but love to dole out corporate welfare. Many major corporations have been recording record profits despite the 2007 downturn. Although the U.S. corporate tax rate is relatively high, 35 percent, it is loaded with loopholes. The average effective tax rate paid by corporations is 18 percent. The loopholes have to go. End corporate welfare. There also was the Republican push for deregulation once again in the financial sector. Irrational! Does anyone believe that the financial markets don’t need to be regulated? Congress needs to end “too big to fail.” And lastly, phase out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Special interests, especially the banking and corporate lobbyists, have been buying influence in Congress for far too long. If we continue electing those who are pawns of those entities, it won’t be long before we’ll be Greece. I am in total agreement with the frustrations of the Wall Street Protesters, despite the fact that there is no clear message. To paraphrase from the movie “Network,”

“They’re mad as hell and they aren’t going to take it anymore.” We all deserve better from Congress.
James J. Blinn Trucksville

nyone who believes that the Pennsylvania General Assembly has been reformed and that it is today largely composed of individuals who are true “public servants” should be disabused of the notion upon recognition that a 3 percent cost-of-living increase was by law bestowed on our lawmakers this month. It should be noted that the salary boost occurs as billions of dollars in budget cuts have been made to education and human services, and during a time in which rank-and-file state employees continue to endure a wage freeze that is to last until July 1, 2012, at which time a mere 1 percent hike will be provided. Obviously, the highly compensated legislators, whose minimum salary will break through $80,000 per annum, are not willing to subject themselves to the same type of austerity that has been extracted from “the little people.” Money always can be found to enrich those at the top, the legislators who have somehow granted themselves the luxury of setting their own compensation packages. It would be short-sighted to attribute all of the blame to those who have their hands in our pockets. The theft is able to occur because too few of us

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care about it. Although there has been some turnover in the House and Senate in recent years, it has not been enough. Most of the time, legislators are returned to office with no viable opposition. If we let them know that we support their status as among the wealthiest Pennsylvanians, we will get what we have gotten: those who look out for themselves first and foremost.
Oren M. Spiegler Upper St. Clair

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eaping piles of debt on the backs of our nation’s future generations to pay for unnecessary programs isn’t going to help the current state of our economy. Without government spending reform, our nation’s fiscal stability is in serious danger. Fortunately, Congressmen Lou Barletta of Hazleton and Tom Marino of Lycoming County, along with a large number of congressmen from both sides of the aisle, want to fix that problem. Congressmen Barletta and Marino support the Balanced Budget Amendment, which would force our government to spend only what it brings in through taxes. This would effectively end the unprecedented levels of spending we’ve seen in recent years. I’m glad there are still some people on Capitol Hill showing some fiscal responsibility. More of our elected officials need to have that attitude.
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want to come to school.” It’s a sunny Thursday, and five students are grouped around a long wooden conference table in Quarters A, the historic Navy Yard mansion that houses the workshop. The morning’s task? Figuring out how to make the workshop space more energy-efficient. “We want to do hydrogen-cell energy,” says July Hoo, “but to do that, we need a solar panel, and we’ll put it on the shed.” Hauger, one of two full-time teachers, pokes his head into the room. “We’re making progress, Mr. Hauger,” Brandon Cuthbert says. Michael Clapper, the other fulltime workshop teacher, wanders in a few minutes later. How’s it going? he asks. What are your ideas? What are the tools we need to get our project done? “We’re not having that garbage-eating robot, right? That’s off the table?” Clapper jokes. There are groans and laughs. Matthew Riggan, another founder and now a volunteer at the school, enters. He likes the solarpanel idea but wants to know: “Did you talk about how to make it more efficient?” The founders’ aim is to turn the students’ hypotheticals into reality. Experts will be consulted. Architectural plans will be drawn up. A structure will be erected. There may be no Algebra 2 or English 4 at the workshop, but students learn the essential skills they need from those courses — solving simultaneous equations, interpreting complicated texts. It works for seniors now, the founders say, and it could work for all high schoolers. The students all remain enrolled at their home schools — Furness, South Philadelphia and West Philadelphia — but attend no classes there. They are eligible to participate in sports and clubs there, and many do. The district has agreed to grant students course credits equivalent to those they would receive at their home schools.

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Students had to apply for admission to the workshop, and serious problems with attendance or behavior would have disqualified them. Even so, their academic skills are “all over the place,” Riggan says. Work matters at the school. Attendance is noted. (It’s up over attendance at the comprehensive high schools the students come from, the founders say.) But the vibe is loose, with a lot of give and take. When the students are unruly, there is no threat of detention. “If you don’t sit down, I’m going to start singing country-western songs,” Clapper says. They sit down, and the class dissolves in laughter at the wellworn joke from the teacher who often addresses them as “family.” Students can grab a snack from the workshop kitchen and eat it during class, and no one is breathing down their necks to turn in homework. “We have more freedom,” student Trang Dang says. “We have some control. Nobody’s telling you what to do. You have to figure it out yourself.” The workshop’s opening day was Sept. 6, but in a way, the school was born nine years ago, over dinner in Chinatown. Talk at the friends’ gatherings often turned to how exhausting teaching was — not just the hard work, but the exercise of trading on their relationships with students to persuade them to learn things the adults didn’t actually believe were useful. (“When’s the last time you actually used the quadratic formula?” Hauger often asks.) But on that night, conversation turned to a hypothetical school. What would it look like, they asked one another, if they started with a clean slate? What would you want kids to know and be able to do after four years? Clapper, who like Riggan and Downey holds a doctorate in education, quit a tenure-track position at St. Joseph’s University to find out. “I’ve been waiting my whole life for an opportunity like this,” he says. “Now when they ask, ‘Why are we doing this?’ there’s always a real answer. We spend our time on authentic tasks.”

Clinton and figures in both houses of Congress in the economic setbacks and advancements of that time. ROMNEY: “I spent my life, my career, in the private sector.” THE FACTS: Except, that is, for four years as Massachusetts governor, recent years running for president in the 2008 and 2012 elections, a few years running the Olympics, and the time he put into his failed run for a Senate seat in 1994. In essence, Romney has devoted himself to political endeavors since his successful run for governor in 2002, and has been pursuing the presidency for five years. The month after his term as governor ended in 2007, he announced his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. After John McCain defeated him for the nomination, Romney devoted himself to building a political network, helping Republican candidates raise money, and writing a book that set the stage for his second run for president. Indeed, Romney, who made his fortune as founder of the investment firm Bain Capital, has not held a private-sector job with a regular paycheck in more than a decade. MICHELE BACHMANN: “We have an IAEA report that just recently came out that said literally Iran is within just months of being able to obtain that (a nuclear) weapon.” RON PAUL: “There is no U.N. report that said that. It’s totally wrong, what you just said.” BACHMANN: “It’s the IAEA report.” THE FACTS: As Paul said, the report of the International Atomic Energy Agency does not state that Iran is within months of having nuclear arms. The U.N. agency report does suggest that Iran conducted secret experiments whose sole purpose is the development of

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nuclear weapons but did not put a time frame on when Iran might succeed in building a bomb, and it made no final conclusion on Tehran’s intent. Bachmann also erred by arguing that Iran has “stated they will use it (a nuclear weapon) against the United States.” Iran vehemently rejects that it is developing a nuclear bomb, let alone that it plans to drop one on the U.S. ROMNEY: “I’m firmly in support of people not being discriminated against based upon their sexual orientation. At the same time, I oppose same-sex marriage. That’s been my position from the beginning.” THE FACTS: In large measure, Romney has been consistent in those two positions, despite accusations of flip-flopping on gay rights. He walked a fine line back in his failed 1994 Senate campaign, vowing to fight for equality but stopping short of endorsing gay marriage. That’s the same line he walked Thursday night. He has changed, though, on whether gay marriage should be addressed at the state or federal level. He has favored a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage at least since the beginning of his 2008 presidential bid, when he was the only major Republican candidate to do so. In 1994, he had said the matter should be de-

cided by individual states. That was before the idea of a constitutional ban had gained traction in politics. BACHMANN: “After the debates that we had last week, PolitiFact came out and said that everything I said was true.” THE FACTS: Not true. For the second debate in a row, Gingrich complained that Bachmann wasn’t getting her facts straight, this time when she went after him for the big money he made from Freddie Mac. In her own defense, Bachmann cited ratings from PolitiFact, a fact-checking organization that ranks statements on a scale from true to false, with the worst offender being “Pants on Fire” false. PolitiFact rated two Bachmann statements from last week’s debate. One, claiming Gingrich once believed in an individual health care mandate, was ranked mostly true. The other, that Romney introduced “socialized medicine” in his state, was judged burning-pants false. Indeed, Bachmann has the worst record of accuracy in the Republican field, as rated by that organization and traced by others. Fully 73 percent of her statements checked by PolitiFact were judged mostly false or worse. Gingrich was wrong the next most often, 59 percent of the time.

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It’s not unusual to see Chris Concert of Swoyersville, founder of ‘The Woodshed,’ out on the floor line-dancing.

‘Crazy Chris’ like a ball of country energy
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ABOVE: Carrie A. Cilvik’s photograph of a decorated Christmas tree is on display at the Back Mountain Memorial Library in Dallas. BELOW: A photograph by Tom Thomas shows a reindeer sculpture filled with ornaments.

ischa the Maine Coon cat and Tober the bunny spent most of their time together not really getting along. Whenever their owner, Krista Connolly of Swoyersville, put up her Christmas tree, they’d compete for what they considered prime space underneath. Then last year, Tober grew frail and sick. ConIF YOU GO nolly sadly made an appointment to have him What: Holiday Photography put to sleep and spent his last few hours rocking Exhibit by Wyoming Valley him. Mischa, perhaps sensing time was running Camera Club out, cuddled with them, too. When: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The rabbit died on his own, before the appointMondays through Thursdays; ment, and Connolly considered that a blessing. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays In another kind of blessing, Mischa latched onto and Saturdays through Dec. 31. Where: Back Mountain Memoa ceramic rabbit, as if to show she misses her old rial Library, 96 Huntsville companion and maybe will be friendlier with the Road, Dallas new rabbit Connolly intends to introduce to the Display info: 570-675-1182 household. Camera club info: 570-283To Connolly, an avid amateur photographer, a 5916 portrait of Mischa cozying up to the bunny figure represents part of the Christmas spirit: Making friends. Getting along. New beginnings. This month she and other members of the Wyoming Valley Camera Club
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By HEIDI STEVENS Chicago Tribune

The beauty of holiday traditions lies in their consistency, familiarity and sure-as-the-setting-sun dependability. Their downfall? The doggone consistency, familiarity and sure-as-the-setting-sun dependability. Where’s the spontaneity? The spice? The joie de vivre that should go hand in hand with celebration? “Many inherited traditions are beautiful and fine, but they become much more solid when we sit down and make a decision whether to keep them as is, ditch them or adapt them,” says family counselor Kim John Payne, author of “Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids” (Ballantine Books). “There’s no harm in sitting down with your partner or friend or on your own and deciding why

“Many inherited traditions are beautiful and fine, but they become much more solid when we sit down and make a decision whether to keep them as is, ditch them or adapt them.”
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you’re doing what you’re doing and whether it’s a good match with your family values.” Maybe you decide going into debt every fourth quarter is no longer a wise move. So fewer gifts. Maybe you decide holiday travel has become an exercise in misery. So you visit the relatives in January. Or maybe you leave the nuts and

bolts in place and throw in a few new rituals that involve none of the usual holiday trappings. “What if you went around asking people from different cultures, ‘What’s the most fun, most beloved practice your family does during holidays?’ ” suggests Claudia Kolker, author of the newly released “The Immigrant Advantage: What We Can Learn from Newcomers to America About Health, Happiness and Hope” (Free Press). “There are so many joyful celebrations and habits and delicious foods that make other cultures happy and enhance

life.” Some ideas from Kolker: Grape expectations: “One thing that I did growing up, that a lot of Mexicans and Spaniards do, is a New Year’s tradition where you eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight,” Kolker says. “You can even drop them in a glass of Champagne as a celebration of the happy, fizzy, fruitful upcoming months.” Las Posadas: “This is a heavily Mexican tradition of going house to house re-enacting Mary and Joseph searching for an inn. A whole group goes from place to place until someone
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Does the name not look familiar but the face does? No wonder. Chris Concert is better known around town as “Crazy Chris.” The 38-year-old Swoyersville resident is a ball of energy with a big heart who bounces from bar to bar on any given night to support local musicians and charitable organizations and just to have a good time. Concert started the website “The Woodshed” (www.inthewoodshed.net) six years ago when the local country scene began to blossom as a way to “create a place where all the bands and fans could get together without animosity.” It has since grown to promote several music genres and organizations, as well as provide a one-stop shop for people to see what’s going on in the community. Concert is known for taking pictures wherever he goes, throwing themed parties throughout the year – he once filled a bar with 3 feet of fake snow – and pulling stunts such as riding in the Wilkes-Barre Christmas parade in a wheelbarrow, which he did this year. His antics are light-hearted and fun, but behind them is a driving need to give back to the community. He’s taking that notion a step further; his newest move is snagging a seat on the Swoyersville council. ••• • You recently won a seat on Swoyersville council, as the first independent to do so. What made you decide to run? “I want to get involved because people need change, and I want to help promote that change and be that voice. People were concerned when I won. They asked, ‘Is this the end of Crazy Chris?’ Hell no! You elected me for who I am, and that’s how you’re going to get me. I mean, I’m not going to sit at a council meeting shouting ‘Social!’ but I’m still going to be me, and I’m going to give it my all. I don’t know any other way. • What’s the best thing about the Woodshed community? “We have doctors, lawyers, country-lovers, casual fans; we have everyone. It’s a great bunch of people that are not only fun, but if you said to them, ‘I need your help,’ the immediate response would be, ‘I’ll do whatever I can; just tell me what you need.’ • You always seem to have a camera in your hands … “It’s what I’ve become known for. You know how they say, ‘Oh what happens wherever, stays wherever?’ Not with me. I love taking pictures of everyone and everything, and they’re all available on the website for free to download. • What charities do you get involved with? My big one is Valley with a Heart. If they wanted me to jump off the Empire State building, I’d do it. I would hope to have a parachute, but I would do it. I do Toys for Tots every year, WNEP’s Feed-A-Friend, and I support anything at all that has to do with cancer. If I can’t get physically involved with a benefit, I’ll put them on the Woodshed or even send Woodshed T-shirts for them to auction off to raise money. I help any way I can. • What’s up next for Crazy Chris and the Woodshed? I plan on having a big “Woodshed Redneck Yard Sale.” It would be great to get one item from each person that’s still usable but that they don’t need that can be sold, and all the proceeds would go to Valley With A Heart. I’m also hoping to put a country band together after Christmas. I’d love to have a band with a fiddle, steel drum and a female and male singer that can both put on a show. I’m going to hold tryouts and help the band organize its first show which, of course, I’ll promote.
On The Scene is an occasional feature about someone you’re likely to encounter during the more leisurely part of your life in Northeastern Pennsylvania. If you know a good candidate, contact Sara Pokorny at spokorny@timesleader.com.

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have contributed to a display at the Back Mountain Memorial Library a collection of photos that exemplify the holiday and winter seasons. Anna Marie Columbo of the Mountain Top area submitted such outdoorsy scenes as delicate branches laden with snow, a waterfall and bright red crabapples that conjure thoughts of peaceful wilderness, far from civilization. Truth be told, Columbo didn’t venture quite that far. The snow-laden branches were in her driveway, she admitted with a laugh, and the crabapples grew by the Wilkes-Barre Post Office, where she worked before she retired. “I just love the beauty around me. I see beauty in so many things outside in winter. Whatever looks nice, I take,” said the hobbyist, who has been shooting photos since she got her first Brownie camera as an elementary-school pupil. Pictures of a blossoming amaryllis, a towering Christmas tree, a reindeer sculpture with ornaments visible inside, a close-up of a light bulb and a close-up of tinsel help round out the exhibit. “They show so many different approaches to the holiday season, said Connolly,who,ascirculationdirectorat the Back Mountain Memorial Library, helped arrange the display. The library’s exhibit changes every month,shesaid,andareaartistsarewelcome to have their works, from paintings to sculpture to fabric, on display. “I’d love to see a tapestry here,” she said.

ABOVE: Krista Connolly’s cat, Mischa, cozies up to a rabbit figurine in this photo Connolly shot. AT LEFT: Anna Marie Columbo titled this photograph ‘January Snow.’ A detail from a photograph by Anna Marie Columbo on display at the Back Mountain Memorial Library.

lets you in and there’s a party waiting.” Even if the particular Bible story doesn’t fit with your belief system, Kolker says it’s worth considering the ritual as inspiration. “What’s so meaningful is it involves community, it involves the neighborhood, it involves acting, caroling, participating, empathizing in a way that makes you feel deeply a part of something. “There’s something about taking part in ritual theater with your friends and neighbors — especially when you’re singing, which science has linked to reaching a sense of transcendence.” Make an entrance: “A Vietnamese tradition I’ve adopted that’s easy and makes intuitive sense is to make sure the first person who enters your door on New Year’s Day will bring you good luck. Some people arrange for a very wealthy person to walk through their door first. Or you can send your kid out into the New Year’s cold and ask them to come through the door. There’s nothing more auspicious and hopeful than a kid.” Pack your bag: “Many Nicaraguans pack a maleta — a suitcase

— and at the stroke of midnight bring it outside into the night air to celebrate. The purpose is to ensure you will travel and see new places in the new year.” The point is to make your traditions conscious, as opposed to rote. And in so doing, probably more enjoyable. “It’s very in keeping with the mindset of the people in my book,” Kolker says, “which is the idea that trying something new, taking a little risk is what you want for yourself and your family to grow and prosper.”

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International buyers in town this week and ready to stimulate economy!
By David Morgan STAFF WRITER If you have a jewelry box with bling from an old fling or a coffee can full of old coins, you may want to haul it down to the Hilton Garden Inn this week. “The gold and silver markets have not been this strong for over 30 years” said Dennis Kouts Ohio Valley Refinery spokesperson. Typically when the U.S. dollar is weak and the economy is flat, gold and silver markets soar. “That’s good news if you are sitting on a few gold necklaces or an old class ring” says Kouts. Starting Monday at 9am and every day this week through Friday, the Ohio Valley Refinery is setting up a satellite refinery right here in Wilkes-Barre at the Hilton Garden Inn. During their 5 day stay, anyone can bring gold, silver, pre-1970 coins and turn them into cash on the spot explains Dennis Kouts. “Just about everybody has some amount of gold or silver just lying around collecting dust and this week anybody can sell theirs direct to our refinery. Typically selling direct to a refinery is reserved for larger

Above: Refinery representatives will be on hand starting Monday through Friday to purchase all gold, silver, pre-1970 coins and platinum items. Public welcome! wholesale customers like jewelry stores, pawn shops and laboratories” says Kouts. “We are changing how business is done,” he explains “we want to do business with everybody so we took our business to the streets”. “Our teams visit various cities around the country hosting 5 day events and allowing the general public to take advantage of our services. “The turnout has been overwhelming” says Kouts. “Usually each day is busier than the previous day. It seems once people come to us and sell something, they are so amazed what an old ring or gold coin is worth, they go home and start digging around for more and telling relatives, friends and neighbors. It’s like a feeding frenzy by the third day. People line up with everything from gold jewelry to sterling silver flatware sets to old coins. I think during this bad economy everybody can use extra money, but most people say they are taking advantage of selling direct to our refinery because of the higher prices we pay”. During this special event, anyone is welcome to bring all types of gold, silver and platinum to the refinery and turn it in for instant payment. The types of items they will accept include all gold jewelry, gold coins, gold ounces, dental gold, old coins made before 1970 including silver dollars, halves, quarters and dimes, anything marked “sterling” including flatware sets, tea pots, silver bars, silver ounces and all industrial precious metals. What should you expect if you go to the event to sell your gold and/or silver? Just gather up all gold, silver and platinum in any form. If you are not sure if it’s gold or silver, bring it in and they will test it for free. When you arrive at the event you will be asked to fill out a simple registration card and will be issued a number. Seating will be available. When your number is called you will be escorted to a table where your items will be examined, tested and sorted. This only takes a few minutes, using their expertise and specialized equipment. Items will be counted and/or weighed. The value of the items will be determined based on up to the minute market prices. Live feeds will be available at the event displaying current market prices of all precious metals. If you choose to sell your items, they will be bagged and tagged and you will be escorted to the cashier to collect your payment. Waiting

time to sell your items may range from just a few minutes to 1 hour, so bring something to read. If you are the owner of a jewelry store, pawn shop, dentist office or a dealer you are encouraged to call ahead to make an appointment with the smelt master to discuss their special dealer programs. They can be reached during Refinery hours at (217) 787-7767. Ohio Valley Refinery will open for business Monday from 9am–6pm. The event continues every day through Friday. No appointment is needed for the general public.

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COINS: All coins made before 1970: silver and gold coins, dollars, halves, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. All conditions wanted! VINTAGE GUITARS: Martin, Gibson, Fender, National, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Mandolins, Banjos and all other musical instruments. WRIST & POCKET WATCHES: Rolex, Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard, Cartier, Philippe, Waltham, Swatch, Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad, Ebel, Illinois, Hamilton & all others JEWELRY: Gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, all types of stones and metals, rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. (including all costume jewelry) WAR MEMORABILIA: Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc: swords, badges, clothes, photos, medals, knives, gear, letters.
Local records reveal to our research department that recent vintage guitar sold for $2400.00 and another for $12,000.00 to a collector that will be tied into the event this week via live database feed.

BRAIDED HAIR LARGE CENT UP TO $3,800*

BUFFALO NICKEL UP TO $1,800*

CAPPED BUST HALF DIME UP TO $10,000*

MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR UP TO $100,000*

1797 $1 UP TO $200,000*

1832 CLASSIC HALF CENT UP TO $80,000*

$20 ST. GAUDENS UP TO $6,800*

$5 DRAPED BUST RIGHT LE UP TO $40,000*

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* That old class ring could buy the Flat Screen TV you’ve been wanting. * O gold earOdd rings & broken jewelry could pay for a new PlayStation or Xbox!

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he days are short, the nights are long, and you most likely are stuck inside with family for two weeks. It’s the perfect time to get swept away to a fantasy land or a different time through a good book. Here are a few that Time for Kids kid

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“Inheritance” by Christopher Paolini Genre: Fantasy (880 pages) What’s the basic story line? After difficult months of training and battles, Eragon and Saphira are finally getting close to Ura’baen, the capital of Alagaesia, where the evil King Galbatorix awaits them. The book starts with the Battle of Belatona, where Eragon captures the city with Varden, a group of rebels. At Dras-Leona, Eragon and Arya are captured while trying to attack the city, but their old friends Angela and Solembum save them, and they destroy most of the city. During the journey, Eragon makes an amazing discovery of more than 200 dragon eggs and many Eldunari (crystals inside a dragon’s body that contain their consciousness) at the Vault of the Souls. After some challenging battles, the team finally reaches the capital and confronts King Galbatorix. They destroy Galbatorix with a spell, and use the energy of the Eldunari to make Galbatorix understand his crimes. 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Their life is unusual because their foster father gives them “tests,” like scavenger hunts, where they follow clues and have to find the answer. Emily always wins, except when she lets Erno win — on their birthday. The twins have a housekeeper, a man named Biggs, who is eight feet tall, breaking a world record. He is protective of Erno and Emily and refers to them as “his babies.” While he is strange and hairy and lives in a tree, his emotions are believable. Rating: 7 (out of 10) It took a while for the story to get interesting and for the action to start flowing. After several chapters, the book kept me on the edge of my seat as the action switched from one character to another. The book is interesting because of its fantastical characters, and I enjoyed reading Mick’s old Irish folk stories. — Brian Forbes

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ES TROIS-ILETS, Martinique — Even now, Paris feels a world away from this tropical paradise. How much farther the immense capital must have seemed to Marie-Josephe-Rose Tascher de la Pagerie, a teenager on a remote sugar plantation with an improbable future. “You will be queen,” a fortune-teller told her, according to the local legend.
Indeed, she would leave this southeast Caribbean island and rise through French society through the last days of its monarchy, the French Revolution and Reign of Terror to marry Napoleon Bonaparte, who would crown her Empress Josephine. If she returned to Martinique today, she would find a sophisticated French-influenced culture enhanced by the flavors and rhythms of the non-Europeans who have lived here for centuries. They make up most of the population of this chic yet laidback island, which dips into the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other. Josephine’s humble beginnings on Martinique are explored here in a museum, the Domaine de la Pagerie, just outside the resort village of Les Trois-Ilets, named for three little islands just off shore. When Josephine lived here in the mid-18th century, Martinique was a French colony. Her family owned more than 200 slaves on their plantation south of the capital, now called Fort-de-France, and the songs sung by these slaves and their descendants in Martinique’s sugar cane fields are now performed by professional musicians and dancers wearing bright Madras plaids in luxury hotels. Just the foundation of their “great house” remains, a modest stone square set in a green field of grass under the gaze of a white stone bust of Josephine. The original house, set atop a small hill with a view of its fields in the valley below, was blown down in a hurricane when Josephine was not much more than a toddler. Financial problems kept her parents from rebuilding, so the family moved into the upper quarters of the property’s sugar factory. The foundation that remains supported a wooden house built after Josephine left for France in 1779. The stone factory walls remain standing in the shade of leafy palms. Another circular building has been restored as an open-air pavilion, where a handful of massive rusted cylinders and gears rest, long past use as parts in the sugar-grinding machines. The kitchen, also a separate building, has been restored as a small museum containing Josephine’s tiny, canopied bed, portraits, porcelain gifts bearing Napoleon’s and her faces when they were the toast of Europe, and a copy of her letter of marriage to Napoleon, along with other historical documents. There are also rusted chains that once shackled slaves, resting at the bottom of a glass case. The legacy of slavery still tarnishes Josephine’s reputation in Martinique. Many still blame her for Napoleon’s reinstitution of slavery when France regained control of its colonies from the British, even though it’s unclear whether Josephine influenced that decision. It certainly would have benefited her family, members of the island’s wealthy elite who have considerable land holdings to this day. Perhaps this is why Josephine’s face and name are absent from most of the island’s narrow streets, colorful buildings and even the Pagerie’s gift shop, which mostly features postcards of island scenes. And there’s nothing subtle about the condition of the statue of Josephine in the main square in Fort-deFrance, where the intimidating stone fort still looms over cruise ships and ferries in the harbor. The white stone figure is regal in a flowing, low-cut gown, but it was vandalized years ago — beheaded, red paint splattered down the white dress and Josephine’s name struck from the pedestal. The most prominent faces instead in Fort-de-France are two late intellectuals, Aime Cesaire and Edouard Glissant, whose writings explore black identity in a French-speaking country. Banners celebrating their works hang in the sleek, modern airport named for Cesaire in 2009. Cesaire’s book-filled office has been preserved in the capital’s main theater, a landmark building that also bears his name. Martinique is a department of France. French is the official language and the euro is the official currency. Locals drive Renaults and Citroens on twisty mountain roads and shop for the latest European fashions in boutiques. But its cuisine -- French staples spiced with curry, fresh seafood, tropical fruits -- is flavored by what’s grown locally along with the mix of African and Indian dishes brought to the island over the centuries. The covered market in the heart of Fort-de-France has packs of spices and vials of vanilla for sale and Madras plaid tablecloths for those who want to try the cuisine at home. Even as empress, Josephine longed for her childhood Caribbean home. She tried recreating Martinique’s tropical splendor at her home near Paris, Malmaison, a refuge famous for its gardens and greenhouse. Visitors to Martinique can experience a similar retreat at the Jardin de Balata, a botanical garden perched in the hills above Fort-de-France. A paved walkway winds its way through bromeliads, orchids, palms, flowering trees and a cluster of the Balisier flower, the flower of Martinique, a red blossom that looks something like a Bird of Paradise. A rope suspension bridge offers a more daring view of the lush tropical foliage. Farther north along Martinique’s Caribbean side are the black sand beaches around the small town of Saint-Pierre, built around the ruins left by a volcano that smoked through Josephine’s lifetime and finally erupted in 1902. Off the island’s Atlantic coast are the “baths of Josephine,” shallow turquoise waters where the young, would-be empress swam, according to local legend. It’s hard not to feel a bit decadent when the catamaran crew tosses a cooler containing a bottle of rum into the water with you.

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Martinique boasts a sophisticated French-influenced culture enhanced by the flavors and rhythms of the non-Europeans who have lived here for centuries and who make up most of the population of this chic yet laidback island. Here is Anse Couleuvre beach.

The Balisier flower, the flower of Martinique, is shown at the Jardin de Balata, a botanical garden perched in the hills above Fort-de-France.

La Pagerie Museum in Martinique.

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Martinique: http://www.martinique.org Getting There: Air France flies to Fort-de-France from Miami. American Airlines flies to Fort-de-France through San Juan, Puerto Rico. Flights can be pricier to Martinique than to some of the other islands frequented by Americans. Travel Tips: Think of Martinique as Tropical France: You’ll be spending euros, and speaking French is widely expected on an island still off most Americans’ radar. Nightlife varies from Miami Beach-style restaurants and bars to the local hang-outs where Martinique’s smooth, golden beer, La Lorraine, is cold and relatively cheap. A car is helpful for journeys to rum distilleries or other attractions, unless you arrange a tour; boat tours are another way to see both coastlines. There is a Club Med, but all-inclusive resorts don’t

divide the beachfronts as they do in other Caribbean locations; in fact, all beaches in Martinique are public. Les Trois-Ilets: The village is about a half-hour ferry ride (6 euros) from the capital, Fort-deFrance. You can also drive into the village along the Bay of Fort-deFrance coastline. Domaine De La Pagerie: http:// www.napoleon.org/en/magazine/ museums/files/Domaine—Pagerie.asp . A roughly 15-minute drive from the center of Les Trois-Ilets. Open Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.; weekends, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

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Josephine’s humble beginnings on Martinique are explored in the Domaine de la Pagerie a museum, just outside the resort village of Les Trois-Ilets, named for three little islands just off shore.

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FORD `95 F150 4x4. 6 cylinder.

leather interior. New tires, sunroof, heated seats. 5 cd player 106,000 miles. Excellent condition. $5,800. OBO 570-451-3259 570-604-0053 Metallic Gray. Heated leather seats. Traction control, 6 way power front seats, remote start. Rear park assist. New tires. 41,400 miles. $11,000 570-696-2148

CHRYSLER ‘04
Silver, 2nd owner clean title. Very clean inside & outside. Auto, Power mirrors, windows. CD player, cruise, central console heated power mirrors. 69,000 miles. $4900. 570-991-5558

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FORD ‘08 FOCUS SE
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HYUNDAI ‘00 ACCENT 4 cylinder. 5
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1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

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CADILLAC `05 SRX

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CHRYSLER ‘08 SEBRING

queen bed, 4 captains chairs, TV, 2 stereos, VCR, window blinds, 4 light settings, AC, all power, only 45,000 miles. $5,000 570-675-8627 V6 EXL. 77K miles. 1 owner with maintenance records. Slate blue with leather interior. Sunroof. Asking $12,500. Call 570-239-2556

GMC `94 VANDURA Burgundy, V-8,

leather interior, 17” custom chrome wheels, 4 new tires, new breaks front & rear. Full tune-up, oil change & filters done. Body and interior are perfect. Car has all the options. 133,850 miles. Original price: $140,000 new. This is the diplomat version. No rust or dings on this car Garage kept. Sell for $9,500. Call: 570-876-1355 or 570-504-8540 Evenings

CHEVROLET `76 PICKUP Very Good
Condition! Low miles! $7500. FIRM 570-905-7389 Ask for Lee

Only 460 miles! Has all bells & whistles. Heated grips, 12 volt outlet, traction control, ride adjustment on the fly. Black with lite gray and red trim. comes with BMW cover, battery tender, black blue tooth helmet with FM stereo and black leather riding gloves (like new). paid $20,500. Sell for

BMW 2010 K1300S

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘01 Electra Glide, Ultra
Classic, many chrome accessories, 13k miles, Metallic Emerald Green. Garage kept, like new condition. Includes Harley cover. $12,900 570-718-6769 570-709-4937

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KLR 650. Green. Excellent condition. 6K Miles. $3,000 (570) 287-0563

KAWASAKI ‘03 KAWASAKI ‘05

350 V8. Original owner. Automatic transmission. Rare tuxedo silver / black vinyl top with black naugahyde interior. Never damaged. $6,000. Call 570-489-6937 Sedan. 440 Engine. Power Steering & brakes. 34,500 original miles. Always garaged. Reduced to $6,400 (570) 883-4443

CHEVY`75 CAMARO

150 CCs. 4,700 miles. 70 MPG. New battery & tires. $1,500; negotiable. Call 570-288-1246 or 570-328-6897

DAELIM 2006

NINJA 500R. 3300 miles. Orange. Garage kept. His & hers helmets. Must sell. $2400 570-760-3599 570-825-3711

Chrysler ‘68 New Yorker

2 door. 4 cylinder. 42K. Looks and runs well. $4,995 Dealer DEALER 570-868-3914

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CHEVROLET `04 CORVETTE COUPE Torch red with

inside & out. Garage kept. Regularly serviced by dealer, records available. Option include alloy wheels, decklid spoiler, sport seats, interior accent lighting (blue), Nose mask and custom cut floor mats. Dark grey with black interior. 56K highway miles. REDUCED! $13,300. Call 570-709-4695

HONDA `09 CIVIC LX-S Excellent condition

570-714-4146

67,000 miles, power windows & locks, great gas mileage. $9,000/OBO 570-606-5634

SCION `06 XA

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MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

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matic, front wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, all power, cruise control, CD player, keyless entry, rear defroster, new 2.7 engine.timing set, water pump, oil pump, $2,999. (570) 604-5277

DODGE `02 STRATUS SE PLUS 100,000 miles, auto-

clean title, 4 cylinder, auto, 115k miles. Power windows, & keyless entry, CD player, cruise, central console heated power mirrors. $3900 570-991-5558

HYUNDAI ‘06 ELANTRA Tan, 4 door,

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Power windows. 59K. Looks & runs well. $4,495 DEALER 570-868-3914

EAGLE `95 TALON Only 97,000 Miles.

new condition. Brilliant blue exterior with beige hides. Car is fully equipped with navigation system, V-8, automatic, climate control AC, alarm system, AM/FM 6 disc CD, garage door opener. 42,000 original miles. $9,000 Call (570) 288-6009

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Metallic gray, sunroof, leather, Bose Satellite with CD radio, heated seats, traction control, fully loaded. Remote Start. 50k miles. $16,995 or trade. (570) 639-5329

CHEVY 08 IMPALA LTZ

Full custom body kit, dark green metallic with gray interior. Dual exhaust, 4 coil over adjustable struts. All new brakes, air intake kit, strut brakes, custom seats, custom white gauges, 2 pillar gauges, new stereo, alarm, custom side view mirrors. 4 cylinder automatic, runs excellent. $8,500. Call 570-876-1355 or 570-504-8540 (evenings)

Mint Condition Magnolia red, with palomino beige leather interior. This car rates a 10 in & out. 4 new tires and services. Florida car. $13,300. 570-885-1512

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$34,600 - $1,500 Rebate - $1,140 Eynon Discount

Sale Price

$

31,308
0%

$33,520 - $1,000 Rebate - $1,212 Eynon Discount

Sale Price

$

38,346

$41,540 - $1,500 Rebate - $1,694 Eynon Discount

NEW 2012 GMC SIERRA 2500 HD 4X4

3.9%

2011 GMC SIERRA 1500 EXT CAB 4X4

FINANCING FOR 72 MOS. AVAILABLE

NEW 2011 GMC SIERRA 1500 CREW CAB 4X4
SLE Package, Power Tech Package $37,685 - $4,505 Rebate - $ 500 Bonus Cash - $2,249 Eynon Discount

Reg Cab, Remote Entry, Work Truck Package

Sale Price

$

30,366
FINANCING AVAILABLE

$34,085 - $2,000 Rebate - $1,719 Eynon Discount

Sale Price

$

28,755

SLE Package, Power Tech Package $35,955 - $4,505 Rebate - $500 Bonus Cash - $2,195 Eynon Discount

Sale Price
FINANCING AVAILABLE

$

30,431

2012 GMC SIERRA DENALI 2500 4X4

3.9%

NEW 2012 GMC TERRAIN AWD

FINANCING AVAILABLE

0%

NEW 2012 GMC ACADIA AWD

0%

NEW 2012 GMC CANYON REG CAB 4X4
Work Truck Package, Auto, Air, Stereo

4 Dr Crew Cab, Rear Entertainment

SLE Package

SL Package, Preferred Package

Sale Price

$

46,995

$52,210 - $2,000 Rebate - $3,189 Eynon Discount

Sale Price

$

2009 SUBARU FORESTER LIMITED

2011 GMC TERRAIN AWD

DON’T MISS IT
2011 GMC ACADIA AWD 2011 TOYOTA CAMRY
Stk# 1858 Stk# 1859

26,967

$28,040 - $1,073 Eynon Discount

Sale Price

$

32,974

$35,895 - $1,500 Rebate - $1,421 Eynon Discount

Sale Price

$

21,462

$23,115 - $1,000 Rebate - $653 Eynon Discount

2010 TOYOTA TACOMA 4WD REG CAB PICKUP

2011 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE AWD

AWD

Stk# 1857

Local Trade, Low Miles

$

19,900

$

22,900

$

32,900

$

14,900

$

16,995

$

23,900

Stk# 1855

2011 MAZDA CX9 AWD

2009 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

2011 HYUNDAI TUCSON AWD

2011 NISSAN ROGUE AWD

2011 DODGE CHALLENGER SE

2010 CHEVROLET SILVERADO REG CAB 1500 4X4

Stk# 1852

Stk# 1836

Stk# 1837

15K Miles, Black Beauty

$

24,500

$

14,900

$

21,900

$

18,900

$

21,995

$

22,900

2011 DODGE CREW CAB 4X4

2010 FORD EDGE AWD

2003 GMC YUKON DENALI

2010 NISSAN ALTIMA

2011 DODGE CHALLENGER

2009 CHEVY EQUINOX LS

Stk# 1845

Stk# 1846

Must See Local Trade, One Owner

Stk# 1848

$

24,900

$

21,900

$

11,995

$

14,900
2011 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL

Only 15K Miles

AWD, Local Low Mileage Trade

$

22,900

$

20,900

2008 BUICK LUCERNE

2010 MERCEDES 300C AWD

2010 JEEP COMPASS AWD

2005 BUICK TERRAZA CX

2010 CHRYSLER SEBRING

Local Trade, Low Miles

Stk# 1833

$

14,995

$

29,900

Stk# 1818

All Wheel Drive, 19K Miles

Stk# 1811

$

15,900

$

34,995

$

10,900

$

13,900

2011 BUICK REGAL

2010 DODGE CHARGER

2011 CHEVY MALIBU

2010 CHRYSLER 300

2010 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN

2010 JEEP WRANGLER 4DR

Stk# 1801

$

22,900

Stk# 1802

Stk# 1799

Stk# 1797

Stk# 1796

Stk# 1794

$

15,900

$

15,900

$

16,900

$

16,900

$

22,900

2011 FORD ESCAPE AWD

2010 DODGE JOURNEY RT4 AWD

2011 CHEVY IMPALA LT

2010 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE

2010 CHEVY MALIBU

2010 DODGE AVENGER R/T

Stk# 1791

Stk# 1783

30K Miles, Silver Beauty

Stk# 1782

Stk# 1740

Stk# 1739

$

22,900

$

22,900

$

14,995

$

16,900

$

14,900

$

15,900
2010 KIA RIO

2010 MITSUBISHI ENDEAVOR AWD

2011 DODGE NITRO AWD

2010 CHEVY TRAVERSE AWD

2010 JEEP COMMANDER AWD

2010 TOYOTA COROLLA

Stk# 1734

Stk# 1732

Stk# 1731

Stk# 1694

Stk# 1688

Stk# 1684

$

18,900

$

18,900

$

23,900

$

21,900

$

15,900

$

11,900

2010 CHEVY TAHOE AWD

2010 FORD EXPLORER AWD

2011 CHEVY SUBURBAN AWD

2010 DODGE DAKOTA CREW CAB 4X4

2010 CHEVY EXPRESS 2500 CARGO

2010 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS

Stk# 1681

$

31,900

Stk# 1650

Stk# 1649

$

22,900

$

34,900

$

22,900

Stk# 1611

Stk# 1597

Stk# 1542

$

18,900

$

16,900

2010 HONDA CIVIC

2010 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 4X4 EXT CAB

2010 FORD TAURUS LIMITED

2009 CADILLAC CTS

2009 PONTIAC G5

Stk# 1537

$

16,900

Stk# 1535

Stk# 1521

Stk# 1431

Stk# 1152

$

23,900

$

23,900

$

25,900

$

11,900

*In stock vehicles only. Prices plus tax & Tags, All rebates applied. See Salesperson for Details. Financing must be approved thru ally bank. See dealer for details.

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TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com 439 Motorcycles 451 Trucks/ SUVs/Vans 451 Trucks/ SUVs/Vans 451 Trucks/ SUVs/Vans 451 Trucks/ SUVs/Vans 710 Appliances 730
RANGE Whirlpool self-cleaning oven & storage drawer. $125. Microwave GE Profile over the range with added features $125. Dishwasher Kenmore Elite $100. Trash compactor Whirlpool. $75. Tiffany Glass chandelier. $75 Ceiling fan. $40. Manuals included. All excellent condition. 570-814-5300 Why Spend Hundreds on New or Used Appliances? Most problems with your appliances are usually simple and inexpensive to fix! Save your hard earned money, Let us take a look at it first! 30 years in the business. East Main Appliances 570-735-8271 Nanticoke

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011 PAGE 5G Computer Equipment & Software
746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets
Collectors Market Now Open! 681 Main St

758 Miscellaneous

768

GMC `05 SAVANA 1500 Cargo Van. Kawasaki` 93 ZX11D NINJA LIKE NEW 8900 Original
1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

AWD. V8 automatic. A/C. New brakes & tires. Very clean. $10,750. Call 570-474-6028

4WD & Alloys. $15,880

JEEP ‘07 GRAND CHEROKEE

miles. Original owner. V@H Exhaust and Computer. New tires. $3,800. 570-574-3584

price! $3,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

CHEVY 99 SILVERADO 4X4 Auto. V8. Bargain

HONDA `10 ODYSSEY

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

roof, leather, heated seats, electric locks, excellent condition. New tires, new brakes and rotors. 52,000 miles highway $26,500/ best offer. 570-779-4325 570-417-2010 till 5

VOLVO `08 XC90 Fully loaded, moon

COMPUTER, HP D220MX, 2.8Ghz cpu, 512 mg memory, 40 gig hard drive, RW CD-rom, Windows XP Professional, Keyboard, mouse 17” monitor included, $125. 570-592-5636

E D WA R D S V I L L E

742

457 Wanted to Buy Auto

Furnaces & Heaters

FLEAMARKET & BID BOARD

All Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted
Highest Prices Paid In CA$H
FREE PICKUP

Personal Electronics

GPS: Garmin NUVI 265T Works Excellent. Bluetooth enabled. Includes: Wall Charger, car charger, Suction cup mount , Dashboard mount, USB cable. $60 570-824-9831 EXT. 336 Chris

770

miles. Full dress. Shaft driven. Garage kept. Excellent condition. $6000. Health Problems. Call 570-654-7863

MOTO cc. `03 GUZZI 1,900 1,100

Boat? Car? Truck? Motorcycle? Airplane? Whatever it is, sell it with a Classified ad. 570-829-7130

4 WD. Auto. CD. $13,992 Special Edition. Maroon, Fully loaded. Leather seats. TV/DVD, navigation, sun roof plus many other extras. 3rd seat . Only 1,900 Miles. Brand New. Asking $37,000 (570) 328-0850

JEEP 08 COMPASS

UNITED MOTORS ‘08 MATRIX 2 SCOOTER

150cc. Purple & grey in color. 900 miles. Bought brand new. Paid $2,000. Asking $1,600 or best offer. (570) 814-3328 or (570) 825-5133

$5,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

CHRYSLER 02 TOWNLike new! & COUNTRY V6.

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

HONDA 06 CRV SE
Leather & Moonroof. $15,872

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

ALL JUNK CAR & TRUCKS WANTED
Highest Prices Paid In Cash!!!

HEATER Comfort Zone Infrared, approximate 3 1/2 years old, used 1-2 times. Paid approximate $800 sell for $200. 735-3940

744

Furniture & Accessories

Open Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm 570-718-1182 Minutes from Wilkes-Barre. Antiques, Collectibles, toys & MUCH MORE! Flea Market Spaces Currently Available

Photo Equipment

570-574-1275
BIRD CAGE (18”w x 18 ‘ d x 24’ h ) $25 Atari comes with 31 games$25. 2 piece syrocco wall planter $25. Christmas village consist of 13 pieces plus accessories $99. 570-814-4315 CHRISTMAS ITEMS 3’ tree with stand & lights. 3’ wall tree, lighted decorated, 2 table cloths 50x66 & 70x105, Santa Suit, Cookie Jar, lighted wreath, will sell separately, plus many more unique items. $50. for all. 570-909-7621 CHRISTMAS TREE STAND. Almost new, used once. Balancer on stand, green. $40 570-675-4383

COLLECTOR Kodak camera holder 1960’s $35. 570-740-1392

774

12,000 miles. With windshield. Runs excellent. Many extras including gunfighter seat, leather bags, extra pipes. New tires & battery. Asking $4,000 firm. (570) 814-1548

YAMAHA ‘97 ROYALSTAR 1300

DODGE `00 CARGO VAN 1500

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

HONDA ‘09 CRV LX
AWD. 1 owner. $17,880 88,500 miles. V6. Automatic. Good Condition. $2,300 (570) 793-6955

2 door. 4x4. 6 cylinder. Auto. Like new! $4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

JEEP 98 CHEROKEE SPORT

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

FREE REMOVAL 712 Baby Items Call V&G BABY ITEMS: Pack N PLays $25 & $30, Anytime Jumaproo $30. High chair $25, Snap N 288-8995 Go $40. Travel System - stroller-infant Shopping for a seat & 2 bases $50. new apartment? Swing $25. Bassinet Classified lets $20. Crib/Toddler you compare costs - bed no mattress $30. Hook on high without hassle chair $15. 693-3028 or worry! Get moving 716 Building with classified! Materials
COUNTER TOP 6’ white with gold speckles $25. COUNTER TOP 8’ white with gold speckles includes sink $50. Bath tub 5’ x 20” high x 30” deep white left side drain $50. 570.829.2369 DOORS (2) 36”X78” nine lites with hardware & keys. 28”X70” one glass, hardware & keys $25. each. 570-675-4617

ART TABLE, adjustable tilt table, 36”W x 24”D x 31”H, very good condition, $25. SCHOOL DESK, vintage, writing arm on right side, all wood, refinished, excellent condition, $50. 570-704-7019 COFFEE TABLE, 39” square, walnut with glass top. $25. 570-430-9231 COUCH and CHAIR, Victorian, beige with floral design. $2,200. COUCH, sectional, chocolate. $1,800. OBO. Both like new. 570-822-7884 DESK child’s solid oak roll top desk, antique much detail excellent condition $99. 570-675-4617 DINING TABLES 3 wooden dining tables 2 for $20. 1 for $25. Antique dressing table $35. 3 wooden dining chairs $7. each. All i $121. 570-825-3888 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER dark oak 15 1/2” deep, 5’ h, 4” wide $100. 570-288-3723

To place your ad call...829-7130

PLYMOUTH MOVING SALE 4 West Main Street Next to Dunkin’ Donuts Sat, Dec. 17th through Sat., Dec. 24th 9AM-3PM DAILY EVERYTHING MUST GO! TV’S, NEW CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS, FURNITURE, & REFRIGERATOR.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

Univex model 7512 stainless steel, 12” knife, built in sharpener, very good condition. New $1,800. Asking $600. 570-833-4495

SLICER

Restaurant Equipment

776 Sporting Goods
CANNONDALE Multisport 1000 with aerobars, aluminum design, never used, approximate 3 years old, paid over $1000 sell for $400. 570-735-3940 POOL TABLE LIGHT, Coors shaped like race car $250. Pool table light Molson $200.570.237.0549 TREADMILL Sportcraft electric, very good condition Folds for easy storage & transporting.Pulse mode, calorie burn, programmed time & distance, safety key, + manual mode. $65. OBO.

JEEP ‘98 WRANGLER
6 Cylinder. 4WD. $9,250

Santa’s Coming to Town!

442 RVs & Campers

Super Lite Fifth Wheel. LCD/DVD flat screen TV, fireplace, heated mattress, ceiling fan, Hide-a-Bed sofa, outside speakers & grill, 2 sliders, aluminum wheels, , awning, microwave oven, tinted safety glass windows, fridge & many accessories & options. Excellent condition, $22,500. 570-868-6986

FLAGSTAFF `08 CLASSIC NOW BACK IN PA.

Extended Cab. Good Shape. $9,500 negotiable. (570) 954-7461

DODGEC‘97 2500 4X4,
UMMINS

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

600 FINANCIAL
560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

610

Business Opportunities

FORD `00 WINDSTAR Excellent condition,

8 passenger, new starter. $2,900. 570-655-2443

Leather. Moonroof. One owner. $14,580

HYUNDAI ‘06 SANTE FE LTD

LEXUS `06 GX 470

BEER & LIQUOR LICENSE FOR SALE
LUZERNE COUNTY $22,000 For More Info Call 570-332-1637 or 570-332-4686

720

Cemetery Plots/Lots

1451 SHOEMAKER AVE, W. WYOMING

D.P. MOTORS

bedroom, Walk thru bathroom. Center kitchen + dinette bed. Front extra large living room + sofa bed. Big View windows. Air, awning, sleeps 6, very clean, will deliver. Located in Benton, Pa. $4,900. 215-694-7497

TRAVEL TRAILER 33 ft Rear queen master

BUY * SELL * TRADE

570-714-4146

4 Cylinder. 5 speed. Front wheel drive. air. Warranted. $7,895.

FORD ‘05 ESCAPE XLS

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

1451 SHOEMAKER AVE, W. WYOMING

D.P. MOTORS

LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE INCLASSIFIED!
Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified!

inspection! $4,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

FORD ‘97 F150 4X4 Auto. V6. New

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

BUY * SELL * TRADE

570-714-4146

4.0 - 6 cylinder. Auto. 4x4. Air. Many options very clean! 1 owner. Warrantied. $9,295.

JEEP ‘04 GRAND CHEROKEE

Cypress Pearl with ivory leather interior. Like new condition, garage kept. All service records. All options including premium audio package, rear climate control, adjustable suspension, towing package, rear spoiler, Lexus bug guard. 48,500 miles. (570) 237-1082

$26,950

Wanna make your car go fast? Place an ad in Classified! 570-829-7130.

Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified!
SPORT. Rare. 5 speed. 23 MPG. 102K highway miles. Silver with black interior. Immaculate condition, inside and out. Garage kept. No rust, maintenance records included. 4wd, all power. $6,900 or best offer, trades will be considered. Call 570-575-0518

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6 Plots Available May be Separated Rose Lawn Section $450 each 570-654-1596

MEMORIAL SHRINE CEMETERY

* NELSON * * FURNITURE * * WAREHOUSE * Recliners from $299 Lift Chairs from $699 New and Used Living Room Dinettes, Bedroom 210 Division St Kingston Call 570-288-3607 KITCHEN TABLE round glass, 2 wooden chairs $75. Wooden desk & shelves $50. Living room end table $25. 570-417-3940 KITCHEN TABLE, oak, 4 chairs, 42x42 with 17” leaf. like new $100. 570-287-4244

FURNISH FOR LESS

LOTS FOR SALE 6 lots available at Memorial Shrine Cemetery. $2,400. Call 717-774-1520 SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY

MEMORIAL SHRINE

722

Christmas Trees

HELEN & ED’S CHRISTMAS TREE FARM

We Beat All Competitors Prices! Twin sets: $159 Full sets: $179 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898

MATTRESS SALE
Mattress Guy

JEEP `03 LIBERTY

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

AWD, Fully loaded, 1 owner, 22,000 miles. Small 6 cylinder. New inspection. Like new, inside & out. $13,000. (570) 540-0975

BUICK `05 RENDEZVOUS BARGAIN!!

seats. Extra Clean! $3,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

FORD ‘00 EXPLORER XLT. CD. Power

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

1 owner vehicle!! $2,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

MAZDACD Player. 03 MPV VAN V6.

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

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MERCURY `07 MARINER One owner. Luxury

Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions!
ROCKER swivel recliner made by Lane, burgundy, good condition $10. 570-735-6638

LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... IN CLASSIFIED!

Flea Market & Warehouse Shoppes This Sunday, December 18, between 11am & 1pm, your little ones can have their pictures taken with Santa and emailed to your home! Santa’s Sleigh will be landing at our Flea Market, 1950 Wyoming Avenue (Next to Kurlancheek Furniture & Family Dollar) Come say Hi to Santa and get some last minute shopping done! Rare coins, hats, socks, sports cards, GT Hobby, health & beauty, Antique Gold Jewelry, knickknacks, ex-cd, hot wheel cars, jeans, Sarah’s Toys & more! Maybe you can catch Santa having his second favorite snack, next to cookies & milk, Pananas & Candy Apple Cider (Peanut Butter & Banna Sandwich, deep fried in funnel cake batter, topped with powered sugar, and served with a raspberry chocolate sauce!) Vendors Wanted 570-709-1639

EXETER

The Times Leader will accept ads for used private party merchandise only for items totaling $1,000 or less. All items must be priced and state how many of each item. Your name address, email and phone number must be included. No ads for ticket sales accepted. Pet ads accepted if FREE ad must state FREE. One Submission per month per household. You may place your ad online at timesleader.com, or email to classifieds@ timesleader.com or fax to 570-831-7312 or mail to Classified Free Ads: 15 N. Main Street, WilkesBarre, PA. Sorry no phone calls. HUMIDOR by Monte Christo. New. 18”hx 28” l x 14” deep solid wood craftmenship holds 250 + cigars $300. 570.829.2369 MODEL TRAIN display case 5 shelves 4 sliding glass doors 30 x 96 wall mount custom made excellent condition $450. 570-261-5161 PAINTBALL GUN 98 custom tippman, 3 co2 tanks, cleaning kit, belt, 3000 paintballs. $100. 570-430-9231 STEAM CLEANER/ FLOOR, super power, Euroflex $75. 570-740-1392 TIRES (2) all season, 205x60x16, good tread $25. each. 570-457-7854 TRUCK CAP - FREE Chevy Silverado 8 ft. pickup truck cap, garnet red. 570-479-6889

FREE AD POLICY

Collect cash, not dust! Clean out your basement, garage or attic and call the Classified department today at 570829-7130!

780

Televisions/ Accessories

TV Toshiba 13” color Sony Handicam hi 8 camcorder with accessories $150. 570-814-4315 TV Toshiba 60” perfect condition, beautiful picture. 51”HX51”lX21”deep. Can be seen in use. Asking $250. OBO. 570-654-6570

784

Tools

RADIAL ARM SAW: Sears Craftsman 10” with table $125. Sears 1 hp electric air compressor, 14 gallon tank, numerous tips & spray paint gun $75. 570-760-0049

786 Toys & Games
FISHER PRICE SETS Jungle/Zoo and Carnival. Complete and in excellent condition. Pre-school toys. $25 for both. 570-735-2694 MATCH BOX miniature collectibles (4) trucks - $35 570-814-4315 TRAIN SET: LGB 72423 Santa Fe starter train set. New $250. 570-829-0963

WEST WYOMING
FLEA MARKET
AVAILABLE INSIDE & OUT ACRES OF PARKING OUTSIDE SPACES - $10 INSIDE SPACES $60 AND UP (MONTHLY)

cab. Fully loaded. Low miles. Extra set of tires & rims. Leather interior. $32,000. (570) 357-1383

CADILLAC `07 ESCALADE ESV Black with extended

wheel drive. 5 speed. 6 cylinder. Like new! $5,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

FORD 01 cab. 2 F150 XLT Extra

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

JEEP `04 CHEROKEE 135,000 miles, auto-

4x4. garage kept. Showroom condition, fully loaded, every option 34,000 miles. GREAT DEAL $14,500 (570)825-5847

matic, four wheel drive, $6,500. (570) 237-6979

NISSAN `10 ROGUE SL AWD. Gray. Sunroof. Bose stereo system. Black, heated leather seats. Sunroof 6,800 miles. $24,000 (570) 696-2777

724 Cellular Phones
Brand new with 64GB Memory and Apple iPad 2, 64GB with wifi-3g this are factory unlocked with Complete accessories (Well packed & sealed in original company box) and can be used with any network provider of your choice Email: order@tradebitlimited.com or skype: wg.fields for more information.

OPEN SPACE YEAR ROUND

6th Street

WHEELS & Tire Set (4) 5 spoke with mounted tires for Ford Windstar P21565R16 $250. 570-696-2212

LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... IN CLASSIFIED!

794

Video Game Systems/Games

APPLE IPHONE 4 S

762

Musical Instruments

MARIO KART WII never opened $35. Gilmore Girls DVD complete 2 & 3 season $15 each. Grey’s Anatomy DVD complete second season $15. The Sims 2 PC game $15.417-3940

1451 SHOEMAKER AVE, W. WYOMING

D.P. MOTORS

with beige leather interior. 22” rims. Runs great. $8,500 Call 570-861-0202

CADILLAC `99 ESCALADE 97k miles. Black

FORD ‘02 EXPLORER Red, XLT, Original

non-smoking owner, garaged, synthetic oil since new, excellent in and out. New tires and battery. 90,000 miles. $7,500 (570) 403-3016

BUY * SELL * TRADE

570-714-4146

4x4. 68K. Very clean. New tires. Brakes. Inspection. Warrantied. $11,800.

JEEP ‘05 GRAND CHEROKEE

NISSAN ‘08 ROGUE S
AWD. Auto $16,620

700 MERCHANDISE
708 Antiques & Collectibles

SOFA, Off white, Highland House , excellent condition $399. End Tables, dark wood, inlay on top. $75/pair. 570-477-2665 TABLE antique, large + 4 chairs, 100 years olf, dark wood $45. Broyhill sofa, 91’ floral $190. 570-740-1392

Saturday 10am-2pm Sunday 8am-4pm

KEYBOARD Casio 76 full size keys, power adapter, stand, cover, books and box, excellent condition $99. 570-675-4617 ORGAN, electric Conn, bench, 1 pedal & foot pedals, beautiful condition $300. 287-4244 ORGAN: Hammond Spinet Organ Model #7182. FREE FOR THE TAKING 570-474-5683

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

PAYING TOP DOLLAR
for Your Gold, Silver, Scrap Jewelry, Sterling Flatware, Diamonds, Old High School Rings, Foreign & American Paper Money & Coins. WE WILL BEAT PRICES! We Buy Tin and Iron Toys, Vintage Coke Machines, Vintage Brass, Cash Registers, Old Costume Jewelry, Slot Machines, Lionel Trains & Antique Firearms. IF YOU THINK IT’S OLD BRING IT IN, WE WILL GIVE YOU A PRICE. COME SEE US AT 134 RTE. 11, Larksville 570-855-7197 570-328-3428

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

726

Clothing

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

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

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park 4x4. Sunroof. Like new! $6,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

2WD. Extra cab. Highway miles. Like new! $6,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

CHEVY 05 SILVERADO

Cylinder, 5 speed. Air. 2WD. $4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

FORD 02 F150 Extra Cab. 6

JEEP 03 LIBERTY

59,000 miles, fully loaded. Impeccable service record. $36,000 570-283-1130

RANGE ROVER ‘07 SPORT Supercharged

Old Toys, model kits, Bikes, dolls, guns, Mining Items, trains & Musical Instruments, Hess. 474-9544 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS, 16 piece, Pewter, Avon, $3/each. Bob Cratchit & Tiny Tim Doll, 24”, with stand; Mrs. Cratchit Doll, 18”, with stand; Ebenezer Scrooge Doll, 20”, with stand; The Caroler Doll, 18”, with stand, $25 each doll. Amish Blessings Doll, 12”, $20. 570-868-5066 RECORD ALBUMS, old collection, 65 albums in jackets, assorted artists, $10. 570-704-7019 YEARBOOKS: From most area schools. 1930’s to recent years. $25 and up 570-825-4721

$ ANTIQUES BUYING $

BLAZER new with tags mens Claiborne black leather blazer XXL. $70. MATERNITY clothes Motherhood worn only 2 months Pants $15 Sweaters $15 other shirts $10. Medium and Large. Call 570-212-2528

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

EDWARDSVILLE Vendor & Craft Market
681 Main Street Vendors wanted & space available for crafts. Open every day but Monday. 570-417-1269 570-855-2703

TOYOTA 02 TACOMA
4WD. SR5. TRD. V-6. $11,425 1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385

COAT

Moonroof. Alloys. 1 Owner. $22,450 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

CHEVY ‘10 EQUINOX LT

FORD 08 EDGE SEL
Leather. Auto. $17,940

Black Beauty! $6,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

JEEP 04 LIBERTY Auto. V6.

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

Looking for that special place called home? Classified will address Your needs. Open the door with classified!
SWEATERS Storybook (Home Shopping) 1x, 2x $25. each. Women’s clothes s-m $2-$10. 570-417-3940 WALLETS (2) Vera Bradley 1 used once, the other is new but without tags. 1 Vera Bradley Snappy in Riviera Blue, the other is a Pocket Wallet in Java Blue. Sell @verabradley.com for $30. each. Asking $17. each or both for $30. OBO 570-654-6570

EDWARDSVILLE

Lots of Christmas items. Fenton knickknacks, white milk nub glass, dishes service for 20, some end tables, lamps, 33 records and cabinet, Radios. Holly hobby plates, punch bowl, canister set, some pots, men’s suits & ties, 2x sweaters, women’s faux fur coat 2x, luggage, queen head board & box spring, electric tools, hedge clippers, Plasterman wooden planks - ask to see.

INDOOR YARD SALE!

(off Carey Ave) Saturday & Sunday 8am - 4pm

WILKES-BARRESt SOUTH 94 Oak

PIANO, Wurlitzer, good condition, asking $550. Call 570-477-2665

766

Office Equipment

750

Jewelry

JEWELRY Armoire, flip top with mirror, 3 drawers, side storage, oak finish. $20. 570- 430-9231 745 Main Street, Apartment 5 Dec. 13, 14, & 15 5:30pm - 8:00pm Sun., Dec. 18 12pm-6pm Christmas decorations, plates, glasses, couch, TV stand, stereo, wooden stand. Not Handicapped Accessible.

DESKS & COPIER, very good condition. FREE - MUST GO! 570-690-3840 or 570-655-6670

Say it HERE in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130

468

Auto Parts

468

Auto Parts

754

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

JEEP ‘06 WRANGLER
Only 29K miles! $17,450

Sport utility, 4 door, four wheel drive, ABS, new inspection. $4200. 570-709-1467

CHEVY ‘99 BLAZER

1451 SHOEMAKER AVE, W. WYOMING

D.P. MOTORS
GMC '02 SAFARI CARGO VAN

Only 13K miles! Remote Starter. $21,750

TOYOTA 09 RAV 4

Machinery & Equipment

SNOWTHROWER MTD, 21”, single stage with owners manual, good condition, $150. 570-881-7116

AS ALWAYS ****HIGHEST PRICES***** PAID FOR YOUR UNWANTED VEHICLES!!! DRIVE IN PRICES
Plus Enter to Win $500.00 Cash!!
DRAWING TO BE HELD DECEMBER 31
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Harry’s U Pull It

710
560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

Appliances

756

BUY * SELL * TRADE

570-714-4146

AWD. Auto. Warrantied. $4,895

Used appliances. Parts for all brands. 223 George Ave. Wilkes-Barre 570-820-8162

APPLIANCE PA RT S E T C .

Medical Equipment

Motorcycle for sale? Let them see it here in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130

Call for Details (570) 459-9901 Vehicles must be COMPLETE !!

WHEELCHAIR, Transport, Excellent condition, $75. WALKER, Deluxe, brand new. $75 570-905-4818

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$17, 950

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TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com 796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise
The Video Game Store
28 S. Main W.B. Open Mon- Sat, 12pm – 6pm 570-822-9929 / 570-941-9908

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Dogs

Guaranteed Buying all video games & systems. PS1 & 2, Xbox, Nintendo, Atari, Coleco, Sega, Mattel, Gameboy, Vectrex etc. DVD’s, VHS & CDs & Pre 90’s toys, 1150 S. Main Scranton Mon - Sat, 12pm – 6pm 570-822-9929

$$ CASH PAID $$ VIDEO GAMES & SYSTEMS Highest $$ Paid

PAWS
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VITO’S & GINO’S
Wanted: Junk Cars & Trucks
Highest Prices Paid!!
FREE PICKUP

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Beautiful puppies. Ready for Christmas! 570-925-2951

AKC, all shots. Great pet or hunter $300. Dallas area 570-760-8684

BEAGLE PUPPIES
BOSTON TERRIERS

288-8995

WANTED JEWELRY

A.K.C. Registered. 7.5 weeks old. 2 males. 3 females. Beautifully marked. Parents on premises. $350/each 570-833-5262 Make perfect stocking stuffers!

BUFFALO CREEK LABRADOR’S Pups. Males. Train-

ing started. Champion blood line. Excellent hunters & great pets! Best Offer. (570) 490-1464

WILKESBARREGOLD

CHIHUAHUA & NEW6 months old Vet certified & shots $250/each 570-648-8613 Sweet, affectionate, loving puppies. Second shots & papers. $500/each. 570-466-2252

FOUNDLAND/LAB CHOW PUPPIES

(570)48GOLD8 (570)484-6538
Mon-Sat 10am -6pm Closed Sundays

Highest Cash Pay Outs Guaranteed

1092 Highway 315 Blvd (Plaza 315) 315N .3 miles after Motorworld

CHRISTMAS puppies! SHI-TZUS! Adorable
Will be ready for Christmas! $550 570-401-3004

We Pay At Least 80% of the London Fix Market Price for All Gold Jewelry

Dec. 16: $1,594.00
Visit us at WilkesBarreGold.com Or email us at wilkesbarregold@ yahoo.com

London PM Gold Price

German lines, all shots and vet checked. $400. 570-952-1276 Very sociable. Health records. $325 each. Call 570-765-0936

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS

MALTESE MIX PUPPIES! PEKINGESE

800 PETS & ANIMALS
810 Cats

AKC. Male. White. 7 months old. (570) 752-7066

2 females. Ready to go. $375. 570-592-5515 570-654-0678 SAINT BERNARD PUPS ACA, wormed, shots. $550. 570-743-8049

ROTTWEILER PUPS German lines.

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All shots, neutered, tested,microchipped 824-4172, 9-9 only CATS, FREE, two long haired cats, brother & sister, 18 months old, great temperments. 570-332-5264

CATS & KITTENS 12 weeks & up.
VALLEY CAT RESCUE

ST.AKC Registered BERNARD PUPPIES
$500. Call Pam @ 570-401-9943

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PET SITTING in your home! Also offer mid-day walks while you are at work. Reasonable rates! Call for more information: 570592-5362 or email: petsittertech@ gmail.com

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796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

570-735-1487
WE PAY THE MOST IN CASH BUYING 11am to 6pm

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14 999*
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17 497*
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17 987*
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# Z 2 6 2 4 ,V8 ,A T / C ,A ,PW,PDL .He d Mi rs, ,P ate rro L ck i Re Di re al o ng ar ffe nti ,HD T l ri E ,L w Mi e rai e ng qp o ls

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$

20 950
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$

22 900*
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$

23 487*
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# 114 6 0 A ,V8 ,A T / C ,A ,Re o Sta m te rt,PW,PDL D, ,C Sno Pl w Pre Pk g,HD T i e ng Pk g,2 8 K M i e w o p ra l ri ls

$

23 999*
,

$

24 999*
,

$

27 999*
,

$

29 999*
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$

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HARVEYS LAKE REDUCED! Breathtaking beauty - 88 feet of lake frontage. 5BR home w/new Master Suite & gourmet kitchen, exceptional boathouse w/dream view. MLS# 11-605 VIRGINIA ROSE 714-9253 $950,000
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HARVEY’S LAKE Inviting home - 100ft of prime lakefront-spacious rms, breathtaking views, exceptional 2stry boathouse w/stone FP kitchen, bar, 1/2 bath , & upper & lower decks. MLS# 10-2957 MARGY 696-0891 $1,500,000

MOUNTAINTOP Spectacular 7BR, 4 bath home on 35acres w/tennis courts, in-ground pool, barn, pond & trails galore! Very private. Right in the middle of Mountain Top. MLS# 11-4395 SHARON 970-1106 $1,299,000

SHAVERTOWN Bulford Farms custom built brick 2sty, 5BR, 4 full & 2 1/2 baths home on 4acres w/open flr plan. Quality thru-out includes mod kitchen w/island & granite open to FR w/FP & bar. Walls of windows overlook grounds, 2stry fyr, sunken LR w/FP 1st flr of, fice. Finished LL w/2nd kitchen, rec rm & wine cellar. Amazing storage, 4 car garage, tennis court & large patio. MLS# 09-4567 TINA 714-9277 or VIRGINIA 714-9253 $750,000

SHAVERTOWN Elegant home w/wonderful floor plan-5BRs, 6baths & huge kitchen w/Garland range & bright breakfast area. Great finished lower walks out to patio & stunning Sylvan pool! MLS# 11-37 MARGY 696-0891 $750,000

GLEN SUMMIT Glen Summit Community Beautiful Victorian home renovated w/new open floor plan, 6BRs, 4.5 elegant baths & stunning new kitchen - HW flrs, spacious rms, handsome FP’s, front & back staircases, delightful Gazebo & huge wrap around porch. MLS# 10-2874 MARGY 696-0891 or RHEA 696-6677 $650,000

BENTON Magnificent Estate. The 4500SF residence on 10acres has been renovated & enlarged w/meticulous craftsmanship. Spacious rms, HW flrs, sweeping views, gourmet kit, stone terrace, gardens & orchards. Gracious LR w/stone FP 4 lg BRs, 3.5 baths. , 1200SF building w/FP used as office & trophy rm. Add’l land available. MLS#11-94 RHEA 696-6677 $640,000

Spectacular 3br 2 1/2 bath twin on great lot offers beautiful hardwood floors on 1st flr and stunning kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appl. Large master suite with wonderful bath & closet. All modern amenities, stately entry and staircase, composite deck, central air, gas heat, 1 car garage. MLS# 11-2000

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DALLAS Lovely 2BR, 2bth, ranch style condo at “The Greens” in Newberry Estate. LR w/cath ceiling, gas FP w/builtins. Gas heat C/A, mod kit w/Island, open to den, 2car gar. MLS# 11-3797 SALLY 714-9233 $349,000

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MOUNTAINTOP Charming 4BR, 3.5 bath in great Mountain Top neighborhood. Modern kitchen & baths plus huge recreation room & great outdoor space for your family to enjoy! Come check it out! MLS# 11-3289 ANDREA 714-9244 $276,900

DALLAS Smashing Contemporary Townhouse combines luxury & comfort. 1st floor Master, 3-4BRs, fabulous kitchen. MLS# 11-343 DEANNA 696-0894 $258,500

DALLAS 2 story Colonial in a convenient Back Mountain location w/flowing floor plan, C/A, 4BRs, 2.5 baths, eat-in kitchen, FR & a lot more! MLS# 11-3946 DEB K. 696-0886 $255,000

WANAMIE Unique property, well maintained, 2 story, 10yrs old. Privacy galore, 3.6acres. Pole barn 30x56 for storage of equipment, cars & boats. MLS# 11-3617 GERI 696-0888 $249,900

PINE RIDGE ESTATES Close to work & shopping!! Almost new traditional home in a gorgeous neighborhood. All mod conveniences, 2 stry foyer, granite Kit w/ss appls, open flr plan, gas FP w/stone hearth & 2nd flr lndry. Lg MSTR Ste w/sitting area, whirlpool tub w/shower, walkin closet, walk-out LL. A must see gem! MLS# 11-138 JOAN 696-0887 $249,900

TRUCKSVILLE Happy days in this beautiful 3BR, 3 bath, Traditional in one of Back Mt’s quietest downhome subdivisions. MLS# 11-3235 DEANNA 696-0894 $242,000

MOUNTAINTOP Cul-de-sac location! Bright, beautiful 4BR, 2.5 bath home w/walk-out FR to fenced yard & in-ground pool. Great kitchen w/breakfast bar & stainless appliances. See it now! MLS# 11-3059 TERRY D. 715-9317 $224,900

DALLAS Very nice 4BR, 2.5 bath home on private lot. Needs some updating but nice open floor plan. MLS# 11-4181 JILL 696-0875 $219,900

SWOYERSVILLE Steeplechase - End luxurious Townhouse. Cathedral ceilings, 3BRs, 2.5 baths, HW floors, gas heat, C/A, fenced yard, 1 car garage. Great location! MLS# 11-3533 NANCY PALUMBO 714-9240 $199,900

CONYNGHAM Location, condition and price! This one has it all! 4BR, 3 bath beauty! Newly remodeled & ready to move-in! MLS# 11-3105 PAT G. 788-7514 $189,900

WEST PITTSTON Well maintained double block-great location, gas heat, large room sizes, 2 story, detached 1 car garage. Make an appt today! MLS# 11-4165 DEBORAH K. 696-0886 $169,900

BEAR CREEK TWP. Beautiful 4BR, 3 bath Ranch home. HW floors, fireplace, large LR & FR. Large yard. MLS# 11-3344 JILL 696-0875 $159,900

WEST HAZLETON Start packing! Great home, great location, great price! Spacious living areas add to the appeal of this beautiful 3BR Ranch home. MLS# 11-4150 PAT G. 788-7514 $152,200

PLYMOUTH Touched by Tradition this home has historical appeal. Elegant LR w/ NEWBERRY ESTATE - 3 story freshly paint- FP & blt-ins, DR, study, 1st flr office suite or ed unit at Hillside. 2BRs & loft, 3 baths, in-law suite, MSTR suite, gas ht, detached modern kitchen, fireplace in living room, 3 car gar. A must see to appreciate! MLS# 11-4392 C/A & gas heat. MLS# 11-4435 $109,900 RHEA 696-6677 $132,900 DEB K. 696-0886

SWOYERSVILLE Recently updated, this EDWARDSVILLE Beautifully maintained 3 2BR home offers tile kitchen & bath, story with modern kitchen & bath, OSP & laminate floors in bedrooms, large yard & deck. MLS# 11-3231 finished lower level. MLS# 11-4434 $89,900 CHRISTINA 714-9235 $92,000 MATT 714-9229

PITTSTON 3BR, 2 bath home w/large modern kitchen, laundry room off kitchen, split heat-A/C unit, alley in rear w/ possibile OSP Partially fenced yard. . MLS# 11-3933 ROSEMARIE 714-5801 $89,900

PLYMOUTH 3BR, 1 bath 2story on great street in Plymouth. Gas heat, spacious eatin kitchen, large LR & DR, 1st floor laundry. All appliances included. MLS# 11-2361 DEB KROHN 696-0886 $48,900

HARVEY’S LAKE Beautiful turnkey Lakeside home is totally remodeled, fully furnished & features a FP & new kitchen. 63.7 ft lakefront w/dock. 6-8 mo lease. MLS# 11-3691 VIRGINIA 714-9253 $1300/M

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Vinyl sided 4 bedroom spacious home with a great eat in kitchen, 1 3/4 baths & much more. Near the local schools. PRICE REDUCED $119,900 MLS# 11-1144 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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20 Dexter St. , Nice starter home with shed - MOVE-IN READY! Fenced yard. Security system. Roof 2006. Hanover Area School District. This home would be eligible for the Luzerne County Growing Homeowners Initiative. MLS #11-3023 $ 39,000 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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44 Orchard St. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath single, modern kitchen with appliances, sunroom, hardwood floors on 1st and 2nd floor. Gas heat, large yard, OSP. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-1866 $137,999 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280

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362 Susquehanna Ave Completely remodeled, spectacular, 2 story Victorian home, with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, new rear deck, full front porch, tiled baths and kitchen, granite countertops, all Cherry hardwood floors throughout, all new stainless steel appliances and lighting, new oil furnace, washer dryer in first floor bath. Great neighborhood, nice yard. $174,900 (30 year loan, $8,750 down, $887/month, 30 years @ 4.5%) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

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94 Ferry Road Nice vinyl sided 2 story situated on a great corner fenced lot in Hanover Twp. 2 bedrooms, 2 modern baths, additional finished space in basement for 2 more bedrooms or office/ playrooms.Attached 2 car garage connected by a 9x20 breezeway which could be a great entertaining area! Above ground pool, gas fireplace, gas heat, newer roof and “All Dri” system installed in basement. MLS #11-626 $119,900 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 HANOVER TWP.

This 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home is in the desired location of Jenkins Township. Sellers were in process of updating the home so a little TLC can go a long way. Nice yard. Motivated sellers. MLS 11-2191 $89,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

So close to so much, traditionally appointed 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhome with warm tones & wall to wall cleanliness. Modern kitchen with lots of cabinets & plenty of closet space throughout, enjoy the privacy of deck & patio with fenced yard. MLS 11-2841 $123,000 Call Arlene Warunek 570-650-4169

Completely remodeled, mint, turn key condition, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large closets, with hardwoods, carpet & tile floors, new kitchen and baths, gas heat, shed, large yard. $134,900, seller will pay closing costs, $5000 down and monthly payments are $995/month. Financing available. Call Bob at 570-654-1490

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297 Susquehannock Drive A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! HOLIDAYS! Classic 2 story home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage. Master bedroom with walkin closet, private yard with above ground pool, kitchen overlooks large family room. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-2432 $259,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415 Located within 1 block of elementary school & neighborhood park this spacious 4 bedrooms offers 1450 sq. ft of living space with 1.75 baths, walk up attic, and partially finished basement. Extras include gas fireplace, an inground pool with fenced yard, new gas furnace & more. 11-823 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

2 story in good condition with 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, eat-in kitchen, 2 car garage, fenced yard & new gas heat. REDUCED TO $39,000 Call Ruth Smith 570-696-1195 or 570-696-5411

29 Landon Ave N Striking curb appeal with charm to spare! Hardwood floors throughout the first floor, beautiful arched doorways, gas fireplace, lots of closet space, modern kitchen and a large updated main bath. MLS#11-3075 $144,900 Call Mary Price 570-696-5418 570-472-1395

290 REYNOLDS ST. KINGSTON PRICE REDUCED! Brick front 2-story in a desirable Kingston neighborhood. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths will give you all the room you need for family, guests or just room to spread out! The living room has a fireplace to enjoy a cozy evening, formal dining room & large eat-in kitchen for family dinners or a quiet morning breakfast. Many upgrades were done by the owner prior to listing and the house is freshly painted inside and the carpets were cleaned. All you need to do is move in and enjoy the upcoming holidays and many more years. Call today for an appointment. For more information and photos, go to prudentialreal estate.com and enter PRU2A8T2 in the “Home Search”. Price Reduced to $148,900. The seller is motivated and says “Make me an offer”. MLS#11-364 Reduced to $148,900 Mary Ellen Belchick 696-6566

Lovely cedar shingle sided home on large corner lot in a great development. 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, 1st floor family room, finished lower level. Hardwood floors throughout, huge living room & family room. 1st floor laundry room & office, gas heat, nice deck, above ground pool, 2 car garage. 11-3497 $295,000 Call Nancy Answini 570-237-5999 JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444

3A Ridgewood Neat, clean and updated! Spacious rooms throughout. Sunken living area with accent wall for fireplace. Large loft with entertainment area. Jacuzzi in master bath/shower. New carpet. Freshly painted. No outside maintenance. MLS 10-7583 $144,900

Year-round beauty featuring cedar and stone siding, central aid conditioning, hardwood floors. Modern kitchen with granite island, 4 bedrooms, fireplace in master, 2 baths. Sunroom with glass walls for great lake views. Low taxes. MLS#11-1753 $299,000 or rent for $1,250/mos Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

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867 Bennett With just a minimum amount of TLC, this is a great starter home. Nice location with great view of Wyoming Valley and beyond, off street parking in rear via alley. All measurements approximate. BeinG sold “as is”. MLS 10-2774 $60,000 Call Michelle Boice 570-639-5393 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

Lovely, nearly completed, renovated Victorian farmhouse sits high on 7.81 acres featuring panoramic pastoral views, high ceilings, original woodwork, gutted, rewired, insulated and sheetrocked, newer roof, vinyl siding, kitchen and baths. Gas rights negotiable. Lots of potential with TLC. Elk Lake $129,900 MLS# 11-525 Call 570-696-2468

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331 Gudz Road 22 Dogwood Drive Beautifully kept home on a quiet dead-end street. Handicap accessible. Convenient Laflin location, close to interstate and turnpike. Last home on street makes it very private and quiet! Home features large basement with extra ceiling height, living room opens to modern, eat-in kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Beautifully landscaped yard with large deck and pond. MLS#11-3432 $218,900 Chris Jones 570-696-6558

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Very comfortable 2 bedroom home in move in condition. Great sun room, large yard, 1 car garage. Deeded lake access. Reduced $119,000 Call Kathie MLS # 11-2899

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Enjoy the serenity of country living in this beautiful two story home on 2.23 acres. Great for entertaining inside and out. Three car attached garage with full walkup attic PLUS another 2 car detached garage. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-831 $267,000 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

475 S. Main St. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 story home with vinyl replacement windows, vinyl siding, large yard and off street parking. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3545 Price reduced $64,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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330 Charles St. Very nice 2 bedroom home in move in condition with updated kitchen and baths. Nice yard with shed and potential off street parking. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3525 $59,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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Private country living, with easy access to interstate. Relax and enjoy this comfortable A-Frame home. Jacuzzi, large deck and gorgeous pond. Great for entertaining inside and out. For more photos and info visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3285 $249,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

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549 Charles Ave. A quality home in a superior location! Features: large living room; formal dining room with parquet flooring; oak kitchen with breakfast area; 1st floor master bedroom & bath suite; bedroom/ sitting room; knotty pine den; half-bath. 2nd floor: 2 bedrooms & bath. Finished room in lower level with new carpeting & wetbar. Central air. 2-car garage. Inground concrete pool with jacuzzi. $324,900 MLS# 10-1633 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

46 Zerby Ave Lease with option to buy, completely remodeled, mint, turn key condition, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large closets, with hardwoods, carpet & tile floors, new kitchen and baths, gas heat, shed, large yard. $134,900 (30 year loan @ 4.5% with 5% down; $6,750 down, $684/month) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

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Awesome Kingston Cape on a great street! Close to schools, library, shopping, etc. Newer gas furnace and water heater. Replacement windows, hardwood flooring, recently remodeled kitchen with subway tiled backsplash. Alarm system for your protection and much more. MLS #11-1577 $154,900. Call Pat Busch (570) 885-4165 KINGSTON

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189 Rock St. Spacious home with 4 bedrooms and large rooms. Nice old woodwork, staircase, etc. Extra lot for parking off Kenley St. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3404 $99,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

Large charmer had been extensively renovated in the last few years. Tons of closets, walk-up attic and a lower level bonus recreation room. Great location, just a short walk to Kirby Park. MLS 11-3386 $129,000 Call Betty at Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group 570-287-1196 ext 3559 or 570-714-6127

68 Bennett St 111 Church St. Large 3 bedroom completely updated. Big family room. Detached garage. Home warranty included. Walk-up attic. Replacement windows. $149,900 MLS #11-3598 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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76 N. Dawes Ave. DO THE MATH! Qualified FHA buyers could possibly be paying less than $900 per month for mortgage, taxes and insurance. NOW is the time to buy. Stop throwing your money away renting. Well cared for 2 bedroom home with private yard, garage and driveway. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-2278 $124,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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129 S. Dawes Ave. 4 bdoo 1 bath, large enclosed porch with brick fireplace. Full concrete basement with 9ft ceiling. Lots of storage, 2 car garage on double lot in a very desirable neighborhood. Close to schools and park and recreation. Walking distance to downtown WilkesBarre. Great family neighborhood. Carpet allowance will be considered. For mor info and photos visit: www.atlas realty.inc.com $129,900 MLS #11-1434 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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SALE BY OWNER! Charming, well maintained. Front porch, foyer, hardwood floors, granite kitchen, 4 bedrooms, living room/large dining room, 2 fireplaces, 2.5 baths, sun room, basement with plenty of storage. Private English style back yard. $195,000 570-472-1110

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Take a look at this attractive 2-BR, 2-BTH free-standing condo in a great adult community ready for immediate occupancy. Open floor plan w/cathedral ceilings & hardwood floors. LR w/FP, granite countertops in KIT. Complex offers pool, tennis court & putting green. Monthly Assn. Fee covers yard & shrub maintenance, snow removal, yearly gutter cleaning & power washing. MLS#10-4702 $200,000

Beautiful 3300 sq.ft. custom built Tudor home on 3.7 +/acres w/stream, pond & gorgeous landscaping in a great country like setting. A home you’ll be proud to own. MLS#10-4516 $399,900

Unusually spacious architecturally designed cedar-sided duplex in family neighborhood close to downtown. Both units are in excellent condition offering a formal LR w/FP, DR, attractive kitchen & charming breakfast nook. Off-street parking for 4 cars. MLS#11-4083 $98,400

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Stunning craftsman-style home cradled on 11+ acres complete w/pond, stream & rolling meadows in pristine condition. Great room w/stone FP & warm wood walls is one of the focal points of this home. Offers modern kitchen, formal DR & FR. Wrap-around porch overlooks property, recently built 3-car garage w/guest quarters above, invisible dog fence, and HOME WARRANTY on property. MLS#11-1741 $499,000

If you’re a fan of city lights, enjoy them from the custom built deck of this stunning 2 story contemporary home in a great neighborhood. Picture perfect condition - nothing to do but move in. MLS#11-3663 $249,900

Wonderful 3-4 bedroom, 2.5 bath traditional on a quiet street. Nothing to do but move in. Offers formal living room, dining room, modern kitchen, family room w/fireplace & large bonus room. MLS#11-4069 $249,900

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If you crave privacy, consider this 4 BDR, 3 BTH raised ranch on a 5+ acre wooded lot. A tree-lined driveway leads to this spacious 3,300 sq. ft. home. MLS#11-2458 $225,000

If walls could talk! Nestled on an attractive 1.72-acre lot, you’ll find this 4 BR, 2.5 BTH historic home built in the early 1800’s. Throughout the years, the owners have maintained it’s charm, integrity & character. Offers formal LR w/FP, DR, library/den, lower level rec room and workshop. 3-car detached garage has large loft w/1-horse stall stable. MLS#11-3104 $249,500

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This 6-BR, 2-BTH 3-story makes a perfect family home. It’s the home you’ve been waiting for @ a price you can afford. All new replacement windows. Great location, close to schools & shopping. PROPERTY COMES WITH HOME WARRANTY. MLS#11-3760 $130,000

Attractive office space in excellent condition - Nothing to do but move in. Location on Main Road gives great visibility. This property is for “rent’’ only. MLS#10-4503 $600.00 a month plus utilities.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to tour any of the wonderful properties listed above, or any home in this book, call me at 696-0883. Or perhaps you’re seriously considering selling your home... I’ll be more than happy to do a FREE Market Analysis of your property to determine what your property is worth in today’s market.

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21 Forest Road Fairview Heights ranch featuring 3 spacious bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, fireplace, 1st floor laundry, floored attic with walk-in cedar closet, 2 car attached garage. Newer roof, furnace, water heater and more! Sellers are licensed real estate agents. MLS 11-3419 $172,500 Tony Desiderio 570-715-7734 Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307

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803 Aspen Drive Brand new carpet in lower level family room! Hardwood on 1st floor dining room, living room, bedrooms & hall! Large rear deck. Master bedroom opens to deck! Private rear yard! Basement door opens to garage. MLS #11-2282 $199,000 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

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Nestled on just under an acre just minutes from 81S this colonial offers 2194 sq. ft. of living area plus a finished basement. Enjoy your summer evenings on the wrap around porch or take a quick dip in the above ground pool with tier deck. The covered pavilion is ideal for picnics or gatherings And when the winter winds blow cuddle in front of the gas fireplace and enjoy a quiet night. Price to sell, $185,900 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

NEW LISTING Beautifully redone farmhouse with two 2 car garages, one with a mechanic pit, electric, water, and studio apartment above. New roof, furnace, well, wiring, kitchen, bath & hardwood floors. Beautiful views. NOT A DRIVE BY! $189,000 MLS#11-4420 Call CHRISTINE KUTZ Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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NEWBERRY ESTATE - 3 story freshly painted unit at Hillside. 2BRs & loft, 3 baths, modern kitchen, fireplace in living room, C/A & gas heat. Convenience of living at Newberry - enjoy golf, tennis & swimming. MLS# 11-4435 RHEA 696-6677

SHAVERTOWN 3BR, 1 bath 2 story in a wonderful neighborhood. HW floors, tiled bath, built-in garage, shed. MLS# 11-4470 TRACY Z. 696-0723 $80,000

WILKES-BARRE A stately brick gem in the city. Currenty a two unit w/2 stall garage. Close to all downtown has to offer. MLS# 11-2440 SANDY 970-1110 or DAVID 970-1117 $249,900

BEAR CREEK TWP. Custom built 10yr old nestled on 2 private acres. Circular drive, large kitchen, office, custom built wine cellar. MLS# 11-4136 GERI 696-0888 $299,900

BEAR CREEK VILLAGE DELIGHTFUL CEDAR SIDED RANCH W/ DELUXE MSTR SUITE, A/C, 3 FPs,MOD. KIT. LG.REC RM, HEATED IN-GRND POOL, LAKE ACCESS. MLS#11-3144 ANN LEWIS 714-9245 $299,000

MOUNTAINTOP Cul-de-sac location! Bright, beautiful 4BR, 2.5 bath home w/walk-out FR to fenced yard & in-ground pool. Great kitchen w/breakfast bar & stainless appliances. See it now! MLS# 11-3059 TERRY D. 715-9317 $224,900

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KINGSTON All brick 2 story, 3BR, 1.5 bath home. Eatin kitchen, formal dining room, family room, gas heat, C/A and nice yard. MLS# 11-4045 TERRY NELSON 714-9248 $138,000

EDWARDSVILLE Beautifully maintained 3 story with modern kitchen & bath, OSP & finished lower level. MLS# 11-4434 CHRISTINA 714-9235 $92,000

Preview this 4BR, 3bath 2 story model w/ lots of HW & tile. Granite counters in kit, MSTR Suite w/2 walk-in closets & tiled bath w/ dbl vanities, shower & whirlpool. Home/lot packages available. TERRY D. 715-9317

DALLAS One of a kind 3BR, 2 bath w/FP in LR, DR, FR, C/A, HW floors, heated sunroom, 1 car garage. MLS# 11-942 SUSAN P 696-0876 $184,000

MOUNTAINTOP Beautiful 4BR home w/MBR on 1st floor. Full finished LL w/2nd kichen. Huge closets. Nicely landscaped. Low traffic street. Great neighborhood. MLS# 11-1764 PAT S. 715-9337 $374,900

DALLAS Wonderful, well-maintained 2story in a desirable neighborhood. 4BR, 3.5 baths, finished walkout lower level w/2FPs. MLS# 11-3504 TRACY 696-0723 $270,000

MOUNTAINTOP Charming 4BR, 3.5 bath in great Mountain Top neighborhood. Modern kitchen & baths plus huge recreation room & great outdoor space for your family to enjoy! Come check it out! MLS# 11-3289 ANDREA 714-9244 $276,900

TUNKHANNOCK Like-new 3BR, 3.5 bath 2 story on 4.17acres. LR & DR, Eat-in kitchen w/Island & appliances; 1st floor FR w/FP; MBR Suite; A/C; 2 garages; Tunkhannock Schools! MLS# 11-4291 RAE 714-9234 $269,900

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4BR, 6 bath, 5,000 sq. ft. home on 3.29 acres. Wonderful setting for this Bear Creek home. There are 2 rooms on the 3rd floor that can be additional bedrooms. Spacious rooms with hardwood floors, bookcases & fireplaces. Outdoor porch area overlooks nicely landscaped acreage - room for a garden. Granite counters, stainless steel refrigerator & freezer, Aga stove, Miele dishwasher, breakfast area in kitchen. Many details.

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Spacious two-story home featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Long list of upgrades and improvements.. newer carpet, roof, windows, fenced in yard, above ground pool, electrical systems, stone patio, insulation and features great cosmetic upkeep. Contact 570-575-3344 for showings. This property is a must see! MLS#11-3681 $139,000

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End Unit! Beautiful New Construction Townhouses in the Crestwood School District. 100% USDA Financing Available. Right off I-81 and minutes from turnpike. Beautiful 2 Story Foyer, forced air, walk-in closet, master bath, walk-out basement, 1 car garage, stone exterior, & choose from many upgrades. MLS#11-4185 $110,000

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Take Carey Ave to Simpson St, turn right onto Plymouth St, turn left onto Willow St, then turn left onto Donald Ct. MLS#11-2969 $189,900 Amanda Crich; (570) 706-5534

17 DONALD CT., WILKESBARRE

Spacious 4 bedroom 2 full bath home. New carpet, freshly painted, Ductless A/C, large private yard, carport, off st parking, screened in back porch, new roof. MLS#11-3458 $47,900

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3 BR, 1 1/2 bath home with beautiful original woodwork and stained glass windows. Original french doors leading into kitchen. Harwood floors in bedrooms. Charming second floor porch. Great home out of the flood area. MLS#11-3591 $44,900

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Modern, remodeled 3BR, 1 bath 2 story home in nice neighborhood with eat-in tile kitchen w/new cabinets, vinyl siding, newer carpet, needs heating system. Priced to sell!

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3 bedroom 2 story home in a quiet neighborhood. Modern kitchen and bath. Nice yard with plenty of off street parking. MLS#11-3656 $65,900

ASHLEY

Totally remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Ranch located on a corner lot in Ashley. Modern kitchen and bath, new carpeting. New vinyl siding. Also private driveway with fenced in yard. MLS#11-1532 $90,000

ASHLEY

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Fantastic ranch home located in the Hanover Hills Development in Hanover Twp. 3 bedroom, 2 baths. Eat-In kitchen, HW floors in bedrooms. BRAND NEW ROOF! One car attached garage. Large yard. Out of flood area !! MLS#11-4232 $105,000

HANOVER TWP.

Pretty 4BR Bi-level! LR, DR, 3BRs, HW, finished lower level, FR w/FP 3 full baths, 2 , car garage. 2120SF. Nice lot! MLS# 11-2282 $199,000

PINE RIDGE ESTATES 3BR End Unit Townhouse w/9’ ceilings 1st floor, granite countertops in kitchen. 1st floor MBR & bath. Very bright. MLS#10-3180 $179,500

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Beautiful Brick home with in ground pool. Home features hardwood floors, fireplace & fulley finished basement. Just minutes from Route 315, Route 81,W.B., Scranton International Airport, and shopping close by. Basement recently remodeled for additional living space with new kitchen. MLS#11-4082 $175,900

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Adorable, affordable & out of flood zone in Duryea!This ranch style home is move in ready.Finshed Basement, Newly painted inside and out. New Landscaping. Tiled Kitchen and Bath. Move right in on a beautiful street in a convenient location.Newly refinished hardwood floors and brand new bath.A must see!! MLS#11-1457 $85,600

DURYEA

Gorgeous home on beautifully landscaped corner lot in the sought after Blueberry Hills Development. Granite countertops, open floor plan and large master suite. Inviting family room with gas fireplace. Deck with unforgettable views of the mountainside awaits you. MLS#11-3974 $339,900

Move right in to this 3 bedroom home with all brand new stainless steel appliances included, New Custom Kitchen Cabinets,Updated Bathroom and New Flooring Throughout. Home is within walking distance to Center St Park, close to shopping center and grocery store. Out of the city but minutes from Wyoming Valley Mall, Mohegan Sun Casino and much more. MLS#11-944 $115,400

Enjoy 1st floor living with a finished basement on over 11 acres. Extremely private lot with an extra long driveway. Several outbuildings on the property and a greenhouse. Call today to schedule a private showing on this brand new listing. MLS#11-3041 $269,000

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126 Rock St., Hughestown $119,000 • #11-5402 This Foursquare style is an excellent family home with a new cherry kitchen w/tile backsplash, built ins, oak and chestnut woodwork throughout, open staircase, window seat, reglazed clawfoot tub and separate shower, replacement windows, walk up attic, 8 y.o. roof, slate patio, 1 car garage and over a half acre lot!! Not in flood zone DIR: South on Foote Ave. which turns into Parsonage St., left onto Center St. at the 3 way stop, left at the sto sign onto Rock St.

Less than 5 years old. This 4 bed 2.5 bath home features a beautiful kitchen w/custom maple cabinets, granite counters w/ island, and dining area. Large FR with stone FP. Nice lot and landscaping, newly paved drive, 2 car garage, rear deck, 2 zone heat & central a/c. Quiet neighborhood. MLS#11-2047 $299,000

MOUNTAINTOP

Enjoy this quiet community in Crestwood school district. Quality materials like Douglas Fir timber, Anderson Windows & Superior Walls. Features include modern kitchen & baths w/ tile, HW floors, 2 zone heat and central A/C, concrete patio. Spacious floor plan offers Formal LR, DR & FR. MLS#11-3684 $269,000

MOUNTAINTOP

Take RT 309S turn right on S. Main Rd, turn right on Nuangola Rd go .5 miles turn right on Aleksander into Polonia Estates, turn right on General Pulaski. MLS#10-4123 $299,000 Robert Hourigan; (570)261-0272

LOT 64 GENERAL PULASKI ST., MOUNTAINTOP

I am a extremely efficient energy saving 2 story home in a beautiful neighborhood. I’ve been completely remodeled including a new heat pump which doubles as my air conditioning. My electric and plumbing have been completely updated as well as my roof and energy star windows. My kitchen is undergoing a remodel and my baths are brand new. I offer scenic views and live amongst the wildlife. MLS#11-759 $219,900

MOUNTAINTOP

Lovely family sized home located in Alberdeen Acres offers 4beds 3baths, fireplace with many amenities.Private setting on 1.8acres located near the 7th hole of Blue Ridge Golf Course. New Roof! MLS#11-3813 $269,000

MOUNTAINTOP

Huntington Township Brick, stucco and vinyl adorn the exterior of this large home with two finished levels and basement family room. Italian marble flooring in the foyer; great room with FP. Custom cherry cabinets in the kitchen; DW, refrigerator and stove included. Four bedrooms, 2 full baths + 2 half baths. Inground pool with pool house and a gazebo. Attached 2 car garage. Northwest Schools. 3 acres. MLS#10-45451 $429,000.00

Brown’s Road, Shickshinny Country location - three bedroom tri-level with large rec room. Sun room, 20’ x 40’ inground pool and patio area for your enjoyment and for entertaining guests. Attached three bay garage. Apartment 26’ x 36’ (936 sq. ft. finished living area); appliances included. Underground electric. Well and on-site septic. Storage building included. Parking Area. Stone hedges outline the 2.2 acres. Northwest Area School District. State Game Lands nearby. MLS#10-44870 $289,000.00

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Sugarloaf Heights, Black Creek Twp. Nestled in the woods on top o f the mountain in Sugarloaf Heights. Secluded and private! Vinyl sided two story built in 2008 with wrap-around porch, family room 26’x26’. Four bedrooms 2.50 baths. Appliances included. EBB heat; Full basement. Perfect vacation home. Hazleton School District. Lot 10.33 acres. MLS#11-48490 $384,900.00

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Black Creek Estates, Sugarloaf Large vinyl sided two story offering 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Living room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast area, den, family room with fireplace. Approximate living space above ground 3,477 sq. ft.; basement is partially finished 612 sq. ft. Water and septic on-site. Propane HW heat/central A/C. 200 AMP electric. Deck and porch. Deed restrictions apply. MLS#10-46450 $224,900.00

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130 CHURCH ROAD The feel of a true colonial home with double entry doors off the foyer into the living room and dining room. Spacious kitchen breakfast area, family room leading to a fenced rear yard. 3-season room with cathedral ceiling. Hardwood floors, fireplace, recently remodeled 2.5 bath and 2-car garage. Located on 3.77 acres, all the privacy of country living yet conveniently located. MLS#11-2600 PRICE REDUCED $183,900 Jill Jones 696-6550

168 Mill St. Large 3 bedroom home with 2 full baths. 7 rooms on nice lot with above ground pool. 1 car garage. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3894 $89,900 Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716

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182 Robert Street Nice single or duplex. Gas heat. Detached garage. This home is “high and dry”, and available for immediate occupancy. Call Jim for details. Affordable @ $104,900 TOWNE & COUNTRY R.E. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708 NANTICOKE

31 Tedrick St. Very nice 3 bedroom with 1 bath. This house was loved and you can tell. Come see for yourself, super clean home with nice curb appeal. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3544 Reduced to $79,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

993 Sunrise Dr. Horizon Estates Fabulous end unit townhome provides luxurious, carefree living. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with 1st floor master suite. Ultra kitchen with granite and stainless appliances. Dining room with built in cabinet. 2 story living room with gas fireplace and hardwood. 2 car garage, maintenance free deck, nice yard that can be fenced. Low HOA fee for snow removal and grass cutting. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3488 $289,900 Call Terry 570-885-3041 Angie 570-885-4896

3 bedroom, 2 bath bi-level in good condition with 2 car garage, eat-in kitchen and living room/dining room combo. Lower level has framed out family room with brick fireplace. Very nice lot. Electric base board heat. $139,900 Call Ruth Smith 570-696-1195 or 570-696-5411

1 Willow St. Attractive bi-level on corner lot with private fenced in yard. 3-4 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Finished lower level, office and laundry room MLS 11-2674 $104,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 PRINGLE 372 Hoyt Street

12 Windy Drive New construction in the exclusive Slocum Estates. Stucco exterior. All the finest appointments: office or 5th bedroom, hardwood floors, crown moldings, 9' ceilings 1st & 2nd floor. Buy now select cabinetry & flooring. MLS #11-1987 $499,000 Call Geri 570-696-0888

Nice Country BiLevel on 40 acres with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, kitchen, living room, family room, office & laundry room. Plus attached oversized 2 car garage with workshop, rear deck & 3 sheds. Borders state game lands. MLS 11-1094 $319,900 FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY 570-542-2141

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Very nice rustic log home. Finished lower level with private entrance. Perfect for in-law apartment, second income, or small business with zoning approval. Beautiful stone fireplace with propane insert, full length front porch, new roof, and logs just stained & sealed this year. Fish Bowman’s Creek right from the rear of your own property! MLS#11-4220 $165,000 Call Christine Kutz Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

16 Miller St. 4 bedroom Cape Cod, one with hardwood floors. Central air, nice yard in Garden Village. For more info and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-3645 $129,900 Call Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716

4628 State St Colonial on double lot. Desirable East Side community in carbon county. Flawless rooms, basement& garage. Stone fireplace. Oil heat. Central air. Water filtration & conditioner. Public sewer. Rear deck. Shed with power. MLS 11-3156 $179,900

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Well maintained double block on quiet street, great neighborhood. Perfect home for you with one side paying most of your mortgage, or would make a good investment, with separate utilities & great rents. Vinyl replacement windows, vinyl aluminum siding, walkup large attic from one side, lower front & rear porches, with two rear upper enclosed porches. $124,900 Call Ronnie 570-262-4838 PLAINS

This two story home has 4 bedrooms with space to grow. First floor has gas heat and second floor has electric heat. Off street parking for one in back of home. MLS 11-640 $59,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340 PRINGLE

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414 E. Grove Street 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 story with off street parking, backyard, new oil furnace, windows, wiring, kitchen, bath, flooring & paint. Excellent condition. $89,500. Seller Assist of $5,000 Call Bill Remey @ 570-714-6123

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95 William St. 1/2 double home with more square footage than most single family homes. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, ultra modern kitchen and remodeled baths. Super clean. For more information and photos visit www.atlas realtyinc. com MLS 11-2120 $54,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

10 Norman St. Brick 2 story home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, large family room with fireplace. Lower level rec room, large driveway for plenty of parking. Just off the by-pass with easy access to all major highways. For more info and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com. MLS 11-2887 $169,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

PLAINS 74 W. Carey St. Affordable home with 1 bedroom, large living room, stackable washer & dryer, eat in kitchen. Yard with shed. Low taxes. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-4068 $37,500 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

50 Broad Street, Nicely appointed, all brick Ranch with brand new kitchen features wood cabinetry, granite countertop, new stove and dishwasher, microwave. Totally renovated bath with beautiful decorative tile & double vanity. Refinished original hardwood floors. This home has a phenomenal view from the kitchen, living room & dining room. Lower level has kitchenette, full bath & plenty of dry walled area. MLS#11-1844 $174,900. Call Brian 570-613-9080

4 Genoa Lane There is much attention to detail in this magnificent 2 story, 4 bedroom, 2 full bath all brick home on double corner lot. Large family room with brick fireplace, all oak kitchen with breakfast area, master suite, solid oak staircase to name a few. MLS #11-3268 $525,000 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-07770 SHAVERTOWN

120 Barber St. Nice Ranch home, great neighborhood. MLS 11-3365 $109,000 Call David Krolikowski 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 SWOYERSVILLE

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Large 4 bedroom, 1 bath home on extra deep lot wit frontage on 2 streets. Multi family unit (MLS #11-2244) next door also for sale. Possible commercial use with rezoning. $88,500 MLS# 11-2228 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 PLAINS

SCRANTON RUNDLE STREET

Lovely 3 bedroom 2400 sf Cape Cod with modern eat-in kitchen, large sunroom & family room. Master bedroom with master bath. Central air, gas heat & 2 car garage. Very well landscaped with beautiful paver sidewalks. Quiet neighborhood. Possible 6 month rental for the right tenant. $229,000 Call Ruth Smith 570-696-1195 or 570-696-5411

610 Church St. Attractive cape cod on a large, open lot in a great neighborhood. Bright, eat-in kitchen, finished lower level rec room, updated gas furnace and electrical. MLS# 11-3562 PRICE REDUCED $139,900. Call Steve Shemo (570) 288-1401 (570) 793-9449

950 Center St. Unique property. Well maintained - 2 story 10 year old set on 3.56 acres. Privacy galore, pole barn 30x56 heated for storage of equipment, cars or boats. A must see property. GEO Thermal Heating System.Only 10 minutes from interstate 81 & 15 minutes to turnpike. MLS#10-3802 $249,900 Call Geri 570-696-0888

Completely remodeled home with everything new. New kitchen, baths, bedrooms, tile floors, hardwoods, granite countertops, all new stainless steel appliances, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, free standing shower, tub for two, huge deck, large yard, excellent neighborhood $154,900 (30 year loan @ 4.5% with 5% down; $7,750 down, $785/month) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

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66 Sunshine Drive Subject to bank short sale approval. Cathedral ceilings. 2 sided L/P Gas Fireplace, washer/dryer bathroom combo. Cozy well used square footage. Wrap deck. 2 utility sheds for storage. MLS 11-2528 $79,900

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SWOYERSVILLE PRICE REDUCED! In Community of White-Haven Pocono's Nice bedroom, 2 bath ranch. Great vacation home or year round home. Community Lake & other amenities. Close to hunting, fishing, golf & skiing. close to Rte. 80. All offers contingent to bank short sale approval. $67,900 MLS# 11-765 Call Tony Wasco 570-855-2424 Trademark Realtor Group 570-613-9090

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SHICKSHINNY 17 Main Road REDUCED Nice ranch in very well maintained, quiet neighborhood with finished basement, hardwood floors, and big, fenced back yard with deck. $109,900 MLS# 11-4025 Joseph P Gilroy Real Estate (570) 288-1444 Ask for Holly Kozlowski (570) 814-6763 SHAVERTOWN

Beautiful 2 story, 3 bedroom home. Modern kitchen & bath. Nice yard. Gas heat. $69,900. Call 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

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East Noble Street Nice two family on the east side. Gas heat. Detached 2 car garage. Affordable @ $69,500. Call Jim for details TOWNE & COUNTRY R.E. CO. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708

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New Listing. Wonderful home on a huge country size lot, in a private setting, just off the beaten path. Economical Dual heat system, central A/C plus ductless unit, Lower Level family room, detached 2 car garage, fireplace & a great view from the front porch! MLS 11-3733 $229,900 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

TOTAL BEAUTY 1 ACRE- PRIVACY Beautiful ranch 2
3 unit income property on extra deep lot with frontage on 2 streets. Single family home next door (MLS#11-2228) also for sale. Possible commercial use with rezoning. $73,000 MLS#11-2244 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

KEYSTONE SECTION 9 Ridgewood Road

4 bedroom home features a great yard with over 2 acres of property. Situated across from a playground. Needs some TLC but come take a look, you wouldn’t want to miss out. There is a pond at the far end of the property that is used by all surrounding neighbors. This is an estate and is being sold as is. No sellers property disclosure. Will entertain offers in order to settle estate. MLS 11-962 $64,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340 WAPWALLOPEN

28 S. Woodhaven Dr Beautiful 4 bedroom home. Peaceful surroundings. Lake view. 11-1253. $179,000 Darcy J. Gollhardt, Realtor 570-262-0226 CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-718-4959 Ext. 1352

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bedrooms, huge modern kitchen, big TV room and living room, 1 bath, attic for storage, washer, dryer & 2 air conditioners included. New Roof & Furnace Furnished or unfurnished. Low Taxes! Reduced $115,900

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10 Garfield St. Looking for a Ranch??? Check out this double wide with attached 2 car garage on a permanent foundation. Large master bedroom suite with large living room, family room with fireplace, 2 full baths, laundry room, formal dining room, vaulted ceilings throughout and MORE! For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 10-2463 $89,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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20 Fairlawn Dr. Stauffer Heights Brick front Ranch home with 3 bedrooms. Kitchen & living room are on the lower level with walk out access. Good solid home with large room. Needs to be updated and being sold As-is. MLS 11-4494 $99,000 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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NEW LISTING 3 bedroom Townhouse in “Rivermist” with 2.5 bath, 1 car garage & all new carpeting & painted interior throughout! MLS#11-3153 $184,500 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 PLAINS

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74 Mack Street Modern 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths with a 1 car garage and fenced yard. Combination living room/ dinning room with hardwood floors. Modern kitchen with Corian counter tops and tiled backsplash. Modern tiled bath. First floor bonus family rooms. New carpeting throughout. Finished lower level with 1/2 bath. Shed included. MLS 11-4241 $119,900 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468 PLAINS

Well maintained raised ranch in Midway Manor. Good size level yard with shed. Large sunroom/laundry addition. Lower level family room with wood stove. MLS #11-4178 $163,700 Call Christrine Kutz Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

Lovely Country setting for the cute BiLevel on 5.34 acres. Property features 4 bedrooms, 1.75 baths, living room, kitchen, family room & laundry room. Plus 2 car attached garage, 30' X 35' detached garage and 14' X 28' shed. MLS 11-1335 REDUCED $199,900 FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY 570-542-2141 SHICKSHINNY 178 SWEET VALLEY RD

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NEW Brick Ranch on 1 acre. (11-4576) $274,000 O’BOYLE REAL ESTATE LLC 570-586-2911 SHICKSHINNY

52 Barber Street Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in the heart of the town. With new carpets, paint, windows, doors and a modern kitchen and bath. Sale includes all appliances: refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Nice yard and superb neighborhood. Priced to sell at $89,900 or $433.00 per month (bank rate; 30 years, 4.25%, 20% down). Owner also willing to finance 100% of transaction with a qualified cosigner Call Bob at 570-654-1490

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3 unit commercial building with 2 apartments & a store front operation plus a detached 2 car garage. $68,700. MLS# 11-1724 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 WILKES-BARRE

604 Lily Lake Road 3 bedroom home in beautiful country setting. Large 3 stall detached garage. Priced to sell. MLS#11-1046 $104,900 Owner willing to sell separate detached garage parcel for $39,900 570-233-0340 or 570-788-8500

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1303 Promontory Dr Furnishings included, ready to move in. 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch a block & a half from the lake. Well equipped kitchen. Full basement, extra large family room with storage room. MLS 10-9719 $149,900

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Beautifully maintained double block on large landscaped lot (5 lots). Many updates, hardwood under carpet, ceiling fans, plaster walls and off street parking for 9! Must See! MLS#11-2651 $110,000 Call Christine Kutz for details. Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 WILKES-BARRE

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168 Elizabeth Street Sturdy ranch in Oregon Section. 3/4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Price $92,500. Call Stephen 570-814-4183

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38 Frothingham St. Four square home with loads of potential and needs updating but is priced to reflect its condition. Nice neighborhood. Check it out. For more info and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-3403 $62,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

1610 Westminster Road. DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION Paradise found! Your own personal retreat, small pond in front of yard, private setting only minutes from everything. Log cabin chalet with 3 bedrooms, loft, stone fireplace, hardwood floors. Detached garage with bonus room. Lots to see. Watch the snow fall in your own “cabin in the woods.” For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-319 $279,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

48 Woodcrest Drive Great end unit townhouse in Woodcrest Estates! Located within walking distance to Mohegan Sun and a few minutes drive to the Wyoming Valley Mall and I-81. Low HOA fees. New roof! Don’t miss an opportunity to live carefree & have someone else shovel your snow & mow your lawn! A great price! MLS#10-4416 $119,900 Karen Bernardi 570-371-8347 Ray Bernardi 570-283-9100 x34

1195 Sutton Road Attractive, wellmaintained saltbox on 2 private acres boasts fireplaces in living room, family room & master bedroom. Formal dining room. Large Florida room with skylights & wet bar. Oak kitchen opens to family room. 4 bedrooms & 3 1/2 baths. Finished lower level. Carriage barn $449,000 MLS# 10-3394 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

408 Cragle Hill Rd. This is a very well kept Ranch home on 6 acres, central air, rear patio and 1 car garage. This is a 3 parcel listing. MLS 11-4273 $157,900 Jackie Roman 570-288-0770 Ext. 39 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 SHICKSHINNY

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Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide in nice neighborhood. Many updates. Landscaped & fenced yard with pool, large deck & koi pond! $99,700 MLS#11-2253 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

Lily Lake, 2 Circle Ave Charming & beautiful remodeled cottage on 1/3 acre landscaped corner lot. Approx 200 ft from lake - great view! 1,072 sf. Enlarged bedroom, bath & office. Shed. Choice of electric baseboard, wood or coal. Quiet, peaceful and serene neighborhood. Includes row boat & kayak. www.lakehouse.com Ad #250771 $110,000. Call Harold or April (570) 379-2909

135 Game Drive Charming Pocono style log home. $5,000 acres of PA Gamelands in your backyard. 2,000 sq. ft. decorated with the latest Pocono Mountain Themes and is loaded with extra features. MLS 11-1539 $229,900

711 N. Washington St. Recently remodeled 3 bedroom, hardwood floors, gas heat, 1st floor laundry room. MLS# 112981. $69,000. Call Geri 570-696-0888

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570-643-2100 C21poconos.com WHITE HAVEN 116 Amber Lane Very nice Bi-level home with newer laminate floors, vaulted ceiling, 2 large bedrooms. Finished lower level with 1/2 bath and laundry room. Large family room built in garage, and wood pellet stove. No sign, alarm system. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-3290 $89,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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Completely remodeled 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath brick & aluminum ranch on over 4 acres with Pond. New stainless steel appliances, 2 car attached and 1 car built-in garage, paved driveway, open front porch, 3 season room, rear patio, brick fireplace & property goes to a stream in the back. PRICE REDUCED $179,900 MLS# 10-4716 FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY 570-542-2141

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Spacious 3 unit in very nice condition & has been owner occupied for over 40 years. 3 bedrooms each unit, vinyl sided and most all replacement windows, 2 furnaces, ample parking & a lot of old charm! Nice location on tree lined street. MLS#11-3253 $142,500 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

412 Indian Lake Lakefront. Enclosed porch and lower patio looking out over the lake. 4 bedrooms, hardwood floors, master bedroom with view. Screen porch. Basement that can be finished. MLS 10-9989 $225,000

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Willow View Dev. 7 Osborne Drive This home features a great layout with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, family room with fireplace in a beautiful development. Just add your own touches and you’ll have a wonderful home. For more info and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com. MLS 11-4320 $229,000 Call Terry 570-885-3041 Angie 570-885-4896

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406-408 Front St. 4,400 SF commercial building with storefront and living space on the 2nd floor. This building can be used for commercial applications or convert it into a double block. Property being sold “AS IS”. MLS 11-4271 $40,000 John Polifka 570-704-6846 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, DEC 18 2 to 4 Spacious, quality home, brick - two story with 6 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, two fireplaces, den, heated sunroom off living room, screened porch off formal dining room, modern eat-in kitchen, garage. Many extras... Sacrifice, Owner relocating out of state. $114,900. MLS 11-2474 JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481 WILKES-BARRE 221 Brown Street

This very nice 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home has a large eat in kitchen for family gatherings. A great walk up attic for storage and the home is in move-in condition. MLS 11-1612 $63,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340 WILKES-BARRE

60 Kulp St. 3-4 bedroom, 2 story home with well kept hardwood floors throughout. Private driveway with parking for 2 cards and nearly all replacement windows. MLS 11-2897 $59,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH

Great first home or down size. Nice clean move in ready no lawn work here. 2 car detached garage and best of all the Mortgage is probably lower than your rent payment. $52,500 MLS#11871 Call Tony Wasco 570-855-2424 Trademark Realtor Group 570-613-9090

NEW LISTING! 86 HICKORY ST., Cozy 2-unit apartment with parking for 3 vehicles, nice enclosed rear yard, rear shed, washer, dryer, refrigerators included. Can be converted back to single family dwelling. MLS#11-4047 $49,900 Louise Laine 570-283-9100 x20

3 bedroom, 2 story, with brick & stucco siding. Beautiful hardwood floors. Semi-modern kitchen. Finished basement with fireplace. Covered back porch. Priced to sell. $79,900. MLS 11-2987 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

Location, Location, location! Either you are looking to raise your family or just work from home this amazing brick ranch style property has it all. Zoned commercial, 3 very large bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, full finished basement, library room, oversized living room, formal dining room and so much more. You have to see it to appreciate. Call today for a private tour of the property. 1 year Home Warranty. MLS 11-1870 PRICE REDUCTION!!! OWNER WANTS OFFERS $275,000 Call Tony Wasco 570-855-2424 Trademark Realtor Group 570-613-9090 WYOMING

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165 Searle St. Double block home, great investment propPerty or live in one side and rent the other. Two 3 bedroom, 6 room 1/2 doubles . Great walk up attic on both sides. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-3915 $49,900

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PRICE REDUCED! 1007 Morgan Drive Beautiful two-story traditional home located high & dry in Pine Ridge Estates, one of WilkesBarre’s newest developments. Features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, master suite with walk-in closet, 9’ ceilings and hardwoods on 1st floor, family room with gas fireplace, two-car garage and deck. MLS#11-3479 $229,900 Karen Ryan 570-283-9100 x14

MOTIVATED SELLER!! Nicely maintained 2-story traditional in great neighborhood. Modern oak kitchen, open layout in family room/den with new floors, above ground pool in fenced rear yard. 1-car detached garage with workshop area, all on a nice wide lot. MLS#11-2428 REDUCED TO $139,900 Call Steve Shemo (570) 288-1401 (570) 793-9449

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423 E. Church St. Great 2 family in move in condition on both sides, Separate utilities, 6 rooms each. 3 car detached garage in super neighborhood. Walking distance to college. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-1608 $123,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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Great Investment Opportunity. 2 Storefronts & attached 3 bedroom home all rented out with separate utilities. $125,000 MLS# 11-2185 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 WEST WYOMING 331 Holden St 10-847

Former upholestry shop. 1st floor in need of a lot of TLC. 2nd floor apartment in good condition & rented with no lease. Storage area. Off street parking available. $65,000 Contact Judy Rice 714-9230 MLS# 11-572

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Great 3 bedroom home in mint condition. Hardwood floors, fenced lot, garage. MLS#11-2834 $83,900. (570) 237-1032 (570) 288-1444

WYOMING 25 St. Mary’s St. 3,443 sq. ft. masonry commercial building with warehouse/office and 2 apartments with separate electric and heat. Perfect for contractors or anyone with storage needs. For more information and photos log onto www.atlas realtyinc.com. Reduced to $89,000 MLS #10-3872 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

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49 Hillard St. Great 3 bedroom home with large modern kitchen. Ductless air conditioning on 1st floor. Laundry on 2nd floor. Nice deck and fenced in yard. Off street parking for 2 cards via rear alley MLS 11-2896 $85,000 Call Shelby Watchilla 570-762-6969 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

Huge Price Reduction!! Owner says SELL! Move right in to this 2-3 bedroom. Newer roof and windows & fenced rear yard. $24,900 MLS#11-3440 FOUR STAR MCCABE REALTY Call 570-674-9950 WILKES-BARRE

WEST NANTICOKE

Very nice ranch on corner lot in great neighborhood & out of flood zone! Sharp hardwood floors in 2 bedrooms & dining room. Finished basement with 3rd bedroom. Relaxing flagstone screened porch. 1 car garage. One block from elementary school plus high school bus stops at property corner! MLS#11-3831 $139,500 Call Steve Shemo (570) 288-1401 (570) 793-9449

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Lot 39 Mayock St. 9' ceilings throughout 1st floor, granite countertops in kitchen. Very bright. 1st floor master bedroom & bath. Not yet assessed. End unit. Modular construction. MLS #10-3180 $179,500 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

High on the hill with a country style porch. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, modern eat in kitchen with island. Gas fireplace, large foyer & office. MLS # 11-3717 $79,900 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 WYOMING

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89-91 Hillside St. Out of the flood plain, this double has potential. Newer roof and some windows have been replaced. Property includes a large extra lot. MLS 11-3463 $87,000 Call Roger Nenni Ext. 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 5770-288-0770 EDWARDSVILLE

366 Pierce St. Commercial building for sale.Highly desirable corner location with parking for approximately 25 vehicles. Would be attractive for any retail or commercial operation. MLS 11-2763 $300,000 Jay A. Crossin Extension 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 KINGSTON

423 E. Church St. Great 2 family in move in condition on both sides, Separate utilities, 6 rooms each. 3 car detached garage in super neighborhood. Walking distance to college. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-1608 $123,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716 ATLAS REALTY, INC. 570-829-6200

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1702 W. Eighth St. 1 story Ranch with 100x200 lot, paved driveway, new energy star replacement windows. Excellent starter home. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-2912 $89,500 Fred Mecadon 570-817-5792

New Listing. Beautiful home in “Willow View” that shows “Pride of Ownership” throughout! Spacious Florida room that leads to a private yard with extensive landscaping, brand new roof, 3 baths, 4 bedrooms, lower level family room & more! MLS 11-3714 $298,500 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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Remodeled 2-3 bedroom with eat-in kitchen & oak cabinets; large dining room with oak flooring; laundry room on first floor with 1/2 bath; ceramic tile master bath with granite vanity and walk in linen closet; extra large master bedroom; wrap porch; partially fenced; concrete basement; ceiling fans; stained glass windows; gas heat; wood floor attic; shed; close to mall; quiet, safe neighborhood. Nice view. Move in condition, no repairs needed. Low real estate taxes. New concrete driveway. Out of flood zone. $87,500. 570-970-8065, or email aleta59@msn.com

Nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath home, with 3 season porch and detached 1 car garage. Good starter home in well established neighborhood. Family owned for many years. MLS#11-4464 $65,000 Call Christine Kutz Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

40 Fifth st

WYOMING

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Lawrence St. Nice 3 unit property. Lots of off street parking and bonus 2 car garage. All units are rented. Great income with low maintenance. $139,900 MLS# 10-2675 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340 FORTY FORT

Wellness Center / professional offices. Lease Space Available. Brick/stucco facade offered on building exterior while interior features built-in offices with natural woodwork & glass. Modern style lofts allow for bonus interior space & warehouse space is offered as built to suit. -Spaces Available: 1200 sf, 1400 sf, 4300 sf Warehouse space, also offered as built to suit) -Custom Leases from $8.-$12./ sq. ft. based on terms. -Price/square foot negotiable depending on options. (ASK ABOUT OUR FREE RENT) -Property ideal for a medical, business, or professional offices. -100+ Parking Spaces. Call Cindy 570-690-2689
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94 Church St. Spacious double block, one with one side owner occupied, 2nd side needs cosmetic care. Off street parking for 2 vehicles, walking distance to the downtown. Pool and patio deck. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-3292 $76,500 Call Bill Williams 570-362-4158

379-381 Sixth St. Perfect first home for you with one side paying most of your mortgage. Would also make a nice investment with all separate utilities and nice rents. Large fenced yard, priced to sell. Don’t wait too long. Call today to schedule a tour. MLS 11-1453 REDUCED!! $84,900 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSS REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

285 Wyoming Ave. First floor currently used as a shop, could be offices, etc. Prime location, corner lot, full basement. 2nd floor is 3 bedroom apartment plus 3 car garage and parking for 6 cars. For more information and photos go to www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS #10-4339 $169,900 Call Charlie VM 101

on available lots in desirable Laflin. Convenient location near highways, airport, casino & shopping. DIRECTIONS Rt 315 to laflin Rd; make left off Laflin Rd onto Pinewood Dr. Lot is on corner of Pinewood Dr. and Hickorywood Dr. MLS 11-3411 $34,900 atlas realtyinc.com Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

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Crestwood Schools! 126 Acres for Sale! Mostly wooded with approx. 970 ft on Rt. 437 in Dennison Twp. $459,000 Call Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

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New Goss Manor lots. Prices ranging from $59,900 to $69,900. Public water, sewer, gas & electric available. Call Kevin Smith 570-696-1195 or 570-696-5420

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Parsons Section 32 Wilson St No need for flood or mine subsidence insurance. 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in a safe, quiet neighborhood. Aluminum siding. Corner, 105’x50’ lot. Fenced in yard. Appraised at $57,000. Serious inquiries only. Call 570-826-1458 for appointment

WILKES-BARRE

Very nice 2family,one side move in the other rented separate utilities, 6 rooms each side plus 1/2 bath upstairs each side. Wonderful neighborhood plus short walking distance to Wyoming Avenue. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com 11-4027 $124,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

570-675-4400
12 Reid st. Spacious Bi-level home in semi-private location with private back yard. 3 season room. Gas fireplace in lower level family room. 4 bedrooms, garage. For more informtion and photos visit wwww.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 10-4740 $149,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101 1012 Wyoming Ave. SUPER LOCATION Needs work. Priced to sell. Great for your small business or offices. Very high traffic count. Property is being sold IN AS IS CONDITION. Inspections for buyers information only. Property needs rehab. MLS 11-4267 $84,900 Roger Nenni 570-288-0770 Ext. 32 Crossin Real Estate 570-288-0770

LAFLIN

SALE OR LEASE PRICE REDUCED Modern office building, parking for 12 cars. Will remodel to suit tenant. $1800/mo or purchase for $449,000 MLS 11-751 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

Stately brick building in Historic district. Wonderful 1st block S Franklin. Formerly Lane's. 5700sq ft + full basement for storage. Great professional space. Well maintained. Private parking & garden. MLS#11-345 $495,000 570-696-3801 Call Margy 570-696-0891

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Out of flood area. 100x125ft. All utilities in place. Building moratorium does not apply to this lot. $45,000 reduced to $42,000 Call 570-655-0530

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33 Market St. Commercial/residential property featuring Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, newly remodeled bathroom, in good condition. Commercial opportunity for office in attached building. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3450 Reduced $159,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716

“Great Business Location” $168,500 B-2 zoning, just off the Dallas Highway. 1st floor has 4 spacious rooms, stone fireplace & powder room & 2nd floor has 1 bedroom apartment with 1 & 3/4 baths. Ample paved parking area. Ideal for Nail & Beauty Salon, retail business or Professional office. Owners are PA licensed Realtors. MLS#11-4356 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

Centrally located, this triplex is fully occupied and has 2 bedrooms in each unit. Nicely maintained with one long term tenant on 3rd floor and off street parking. An annual income of $17,520 makes it an attractive buy. $79,000 MLS 11-825 Ann Marie Chopick 570-288-6654

Mt. Zion Road One acre lot just before Oberdorfer Road. Great place to build your dream home MLS 11-3521 $29,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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4 buildable residential lots for sale individually or take all 4! Buyer to confirm water and sewer with zoning officer. Directions: R. on E. Franklin, R. on Lawn to L. on Harford. $22,500 per lot Mark Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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FORD REBATE............500 FORD BONUS REBATE.......1,500 OFF LEASE REBATE.......1,250 FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP. .1,445 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP.......1,251
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Auto., 3.5L V6, SYNC, Reverse Sensing Sys., CD, Keyless Entry w/Keypad, PDL, PW, 18” Alum. Wheels, Anti-Theft Sys., Perimeter Alarm, Sirius Satellite Radio,
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*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 27 month lease 23,625 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 12/31/11.

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Fire damaged former restaurant tavern w/apt, garage & parking lot. MLS#11-4410 JULIO ACOSTA 239-6408

Affordable bldg waiting for your business. 2 BR apt on 2nd flr. OSP. MLS#11-572 JUDY 714-9230

900 SF Commercial space on Great business opportunity. 1st flr has 2 Great Professional Building 1st flr. 900 SF 2 BR apt on 2nd flr. BR, Apt. Freshly painted exterior. Zoned for your business. Zoned Commercial, Billboard also available to rent on bldg. Community Business. MLS#11-4416 Move-in condition. MLS#11-2313 MLS#10-4309 MATT 714-9229 DEE FIELDS 788-7511 TINA 714-9251

Large 8000 SF building looking for a new lease on life! Zoned Commercial. MLS#11-4058 SANDY 970-1110 or DAVID 970-1117

6000+ SF former furniture store, plus apt. & lots more space. High traffic area. Combined w/12 Davenport. MLS#11-3865 RAE DZIAK 714-9234

Great investment! 2 bldgs zoned commercial. Gas/Service Station w/3 bays & office. 1 consists of retail space & apts, the MLS#10-467 other is a 2-story home. MLS#10-4056 Donna Santoroski 788-7504 MIKE JOHNSON

Multi-Purpose Bldg Convenient location on State St - Adjacent lot available. MLS#10-4590 MARGY 696-0891 or MIKE J 970-1100

Auto repair & body shop w/state certified paint booth. 2nd flr storage. MLS#11-2842 ANDY 714-9225

Great corner property. Ranch style home includes 2990SF Commercial space. MLS#11-459 LISA 715-9335

Currently business on 1st flr, 3 BR apt. on 2nd flr. Lg garage in rear w/storage. Owner financing or lease purchase available. MLS#11-4015 ANDY 714-9225

Prime commercial storefront + 3 spacious Apts. Parking lot in rear. MLS#10-3764 DONNA S 788-7504

High traffic Route 11 w/6000 SF Showroom/Garage, & Apt above. MLS#11-2106 ANITA REBER 788-7501

Great location for professional 3 BR, Ranch w/gar+ Established turn-key Unique Building 2-Story Masonry office. Private drive in rear. Zoned C-3. attached bldg. Zoned HWY COMM. Ideal restaurant w/2 apts. Business & May be converted to suit your needs bldg. Ideal for loft apts or sm mfg Property being sold "as is". MLS#10-4362 for office or sm business. MLS#10-4367 building priced to sell! MLS#11-130 TINA 714-9251 w/zoning approval. MLS#11-302 business. Pkg for 36. MLS#11-741 RAE 714-9234 ANDY 714-9225 DAVID 970-1117 MIKE J 970-1100

Prime location ZONED HWY COMMERCIAL- 4 BR Cape Cod on 100x556 lot. MLS#11-229 RAE 714-9234

Established restaurant/bar. 4 Sty brick office bldg, more Great location on busy Rte Commercial Bdg located on than half rented. High traffic area. 2 lots 309! Office Bldg w/1500 SF of space busy Rte 309. 4000 SF of space. Off Equip & liquor license included + 3 Apts. MLS#11-3896 included for pkg. MLS#11-1045 & 2270 SF warehouse. MLS#11-2094 street pkg. MLS#11-2096 MIKE 970-1100 or BETTY 970-1119 ANDY 714-9225 or MARGY 696-0891 ANITA REBER 788-7501 ANITA REBER 788-7501

Well built 2 story - 8000 SF bldg. Prime location/high traffic area. Add’l pkg available. 1st flr office/commercial space & 2 apts on 2nd flr. MLS#11-508 RHEA SIMMS 696-6677

- MOVE-IN READY - MOTIVATED Lg Commercial warehouse & SELLER. Use the entire bldg or rent space office space w/over 3.5 acres. Owner out. 10 offices, 3 baths, OSP. MLS#11-4371 financing or lease purchase available. TRACEY 696-0723 or JUDY 714-9230 MLS#11-4014 ANDY 714-9225

Outstanding brick bldg! Parking for 7-10 cars. MLS#08-2790 PEG 714-9247

5700 SF in Prime downtown Turnkey restaurant/bar. location. Suitable for office/residence. Full Liquor license & inventory included + 3 Apts. basement, private parking, Zoned C3. MLS#11-3895 MLS#11-345 MIKE 970-1100 or BETTY 970-1119 MARGY 696-0891

Creative business investment opportunity. 10,000 SF bldg on 3 acres. MLS#11-3121 SUSAN LONGO 714-9264

3.895 Acres on W-B Blvd700 front feet provides excellent exposure. Utilities, access road, possible KOZ opportunity. MLS#11-1346 VIRGINIA ROSE 288-9371

Commercial opportunity awaits your business.1st flr 10,000 SF w/offices. 2nd flr storage. Plenty of pkg on 4.62 acres. MLS#10-1110 JUDY 714-9230

Prime location - former Convention Hall. Wonderful opportunity for professional offices. Pkg for 100+ cars. Zoned Hwy Business. MLS#11-3654 MARGY SIMMS 696-0891

32,000SF, 30+ parking, including trailer spaces MLS#08-1305 VIRGINIA ROSE 288-9371

Exec suites, retail, Dr’s office, Server Warehouse space Join the other Professionals at rm, whatever the use or size, you have it! Rates this Class A Office Bldg w/Atrium. 4000SF $350/MO. Office or mixed use space starting at $7.50/SF. $500/MO. Zoned commercial. MLS#11-3547 available. Can be divided. MLS#11-2162 MLS#11-4141 JULIO ACOSTA 239-6408 JUDY RICE 714-9230 JUDY RICE 714-9230

Prime Location Lease this building 1900SF - 12 pkg spaces. MLS#09- w/nice offices, conference room & Kit. 3085 Ample parking. MLS#11-419 MARGY 696-0891 JUDY 714-9230

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134 PAGE AVENUE, KINGSTON Light industrial complex consisting of main building (8,417 s.f.) with offices & shop areas; clear-span warehouse (38’ x 144’); and pole building (38’ x 80’) on 1.16 acres. MLS#11-1320 JOE MOORE $299,000

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011 PAGE 31G Commercial Properties 950 Half Doubles 953 Houses for Rent
DALLAS

938

Apartments/ Furnished

PITTSTON TWP. Attractive weekly
& monthly rates for single and double rooms and suites. Water, heat, cable & maid service included. AMERICA’S BEST VALUE INN 570-655-1234

1 bedroom, excellent location, newly remodeled. Sunken living room. Oak floors kitchen and bath and w/w. Incl. fridge, stove, dishwasher. Coinop laundry in building. Off street parking. $750 includes all utilities. No smoking 570-779-4609 or 570-407-3991

FORTY FORT

Fully furnished luxury executive apartment with new leather furniture. TV included. Full kitchen. New bedroom set. Water & sewer included. $700 / month. Call 570-371-1615

WILKES-BARRE

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, all appliances provided, off-street parking, no pets, no smoking. Heat, sewer, hot water included. $550 per month + 1st & last month & $400 security deposit. Call: 570-852-0252 after 8:00 a.m.

HANOVER TWP.

565 Rutter Avenue 3 bedrooms, living, dining & family rooms, 1 new bath, all appliances, A/C, new carpeting & paint, off street parking, heat and hot water included, front & rear porches. No pets, no smoking. $850/per month & security deposit. Personal & credit references required. Call 570-287-4234

KINGSTON

1 bedroom, 1 bath, all appliances provided, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, no pets. $700/month, utilities included. Security deposit and lease. 570-678-7801

MOUNTAINTOP

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

place you call home, & we want you to care about it too!! 2 & 3 bedrooms, reserved parking. Short block to bus stop. $675 & 725 rent includes heat/water/sewer & trash. Application, references, background check, smoke free, pet free, lease + security. Call Terry 570-824-1022

ASHLEY We Care about the

2 bedrooms, refrigerator, stove & dishwasher, European tile kitchen & bath. Parking, A/C, cathedral ceilings, fireplace, deck. $725/month. Call 570-650-0278

HANOVER TWP. TOWNHOUSE

Attractive / quiet neighborhood near Kingston Pool. Charming 2 bedrooms + sunroom, oak kitchen, dishwasher, fridge, disposal, washer/ dryer, a/c, basement, garage. Water & Sewer included. No pets. $575 + gas/electric, security, references & lease. 570-466-8041

KINGSTON

HANOVER TWP. Newly remodeled

PECKS COURT New Construction. 2 bedroom luxury apartment. Appliances, heat, sewer & garbage included. $800/month. Call 570-441-4101

KINGSTON

2 bedroom, 1st floor. Large eat in kitchen, fridge, electric stove, large living room, w/w carpeting, master bedroom with custom built in furniture. Ample closet space. Front/back porches, off street parking, laundry room available. No dogs, smoking, water, sewer, garbage paid. $525/mo + gas, electric, security, lease, credit, background check. (570) 696-3596 2nd Floor apartment for a tenant who wants the best. Bedroom, living room, kitchen & bath. Brand new. Washer/dryer hookup, air conditioned. No smoking or pets. 2 year lease, all utilities by tenant. Sewer & garbage included. Security, first & last month’s rent required. $440.00 570-735-5064

NANTICOKE

2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, carpeting, all appliances, washer/dryer, off-street parking, no pets, no smoking. Water & hot water included. Gas heat paid by tenant. $475/month + security & lease. Call 570-675-7836

SWOYERSVILLE

WILKES-BARRE

Modern 1 bedroom, 1st floor. Quiet area. All appliances included, coin-op laundry. Off street parking. No pets. $430. Water/sewer included. Security & references. Call 570-239-7770

SWOYERSVILLE

Super Clean, remodeled compact 3 rooms, laundry, appliances, off street parking 1 car. $470 + utilities. EMPLOYMENT, CREDIT, LEASE REQUIRED. NO PETS/SMOKING.

“GENERAL HOSPITAL” VICINITY

NANTICOKE

Roomy 1 bedroom. Extra large walk in closet. Equipped with range, refrigerator, washer & dryer. New tile bath. Security, references & lease. No pets. $575/month. Utilities by tenant. 570-287-5775 570-332-1048

SWOYERSVILLE

AMERICA REALTY 288-1422
WILKES-BARRE HEIGHTS

Managed Building!

large 2nd floor 1 bedroom apartment with hardwood floors. $750/month + utilities. Call John Thomas 570-287-1196 or 570-714-6124

ultra modern state of the art apartment with washer/dryer, air, new carpeting $730 + utilities. 570-881-4993

KINGSTON Private garage &

2nd floor. 2 bedroom. Appliances. Enclosed porch. 2 car garage. $600/ month + security and utilities. No pets. No smoking. Call (570) 333-4363

W. WYOMING

57 Carbon Lane 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Wall to wall carpet, eat in kitchen with appliances, off street parking, rear porch. $395 + utilities & security. 570-814-1356

WILKES-BARRE 1 bedroom water included 2 bedroom water included 1 bedroom efficiency water included 2 bedroom single family 3 bedroom single family HANOVER 4 bedroom large affordable 2 bedroom NANTICOKE 2 bedroom large, water included PITTSTON Large 1 bedroom water included PLAINS 1 bedroom water included KINGSTON 3 Bedroom Half Double KINGSTON 2 bedroom water included McDermott & McDermott Real Estate Inc. Property Management 570-821-1650 (direct line) Mon-Fri. 8-7pm Sat. 8-noon

MAIN ST., LUZERNE 2nd floor, approx. 2,300 SF, Private restroom & breakroom, off street parking. 570-288-1004

OFFICE SPACE

3 carpet & paint, fenced yard, laundry room, air. $550 + utilities, security & references. No pets 570-829-1768

EDWARDSVILLE bedroom, new

OFFICE SPACE
PLAINS

46 Wesley Street 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, all appliances provided, washer/dryer on premises, offstreet parking, pets ok, finished attic, $850/month, plus utilities. Call 570-650-0010

FORTY FORT

Total space 30,000 sf. Build to suit. Perfect for Doctors suite, day care, etc. High visibility. Lots of parking. Rent starting $10/sf. MLS 11-4200 Call Nancy or Holly JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444

OFFICE SPACE HANOVER TWP.

Completely remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bath, wall to wall carpet. Stove, washer/dryer hook up. Off street parking. $750/month + first, last & security. Includes water, sewer & trash. No pets. No smoking. References & credit check. 570-824-3223 269-519-2634 Leave Message

HANOVER TWP.

GREENBRIAR Well maintained ranch style condo features living room with cathedral ceiling, oak kitchen, dining room with vaulted ceiling, 2 bedrooms and 2 3/4 baths, master bedroom with walk in closet. HOA fees included. $1,200 per month + utilities. MLS#11-4063. Call Kevin Smith 570-696-5422

SMITH HOURIGAN 570-696-1195

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Heat & Appliances. $550/ month. 570-574-2588

SMITH HOURIGAN GROUP

HANOVER TWP.

Recently remodeled 2nd floor, 2 bedroom. Heat & hot/ cold water included. Small, 3rd room. No pets. $700 + security. Call Sam 570-817-4488

KINGSTON

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NANTICOKE Washer/dryer hookup. Off street parking: Garage & yard $640.+ utilities. Now accepting section 8. 570-237-5823 for appointment

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Clean 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Washer/ dryer hookup. Water & sewer included. $550/mo. + utilities, security & references. Call (570) 947-8073 WEST PITTSTON

WEST PITTSTON

SAVE MONEY THIS YEAR! 113 Edison St. Quiet neighborhood. 2 bedroom apartments available for immediate occupancy. Heat & hot water included. $625 Call Aileen at 570-822-7944

LAFAYETTE GARDENS

WILKES-BARRE

WILKES-BARRE LODGE
Formerly The Travel Lodge 497 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre Rooms Starting at: Daily $44.99 + tax Weekly $189.99 + tax Microwave, Refrigerator, WiFi, HBO 570-823-8881 www.Wilkes BarreLodge.com

AVAILABLE NOW!! Recently renovated, spacious, wood floors, all kitchen appliances included, parking available. $500 + utilities Call Agnes 347-495-4566

WILKES-BARRE/NORTH 2B
EDROOM

End unit. Former beauty salon would also be suitable for retail store. High traffic area. $800 per month. (11-4214) Call John Thomas 570-287-1196 or 570-714-6124

SMITH HOURIGAN GROUP

3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, new wall to wall carpeting, freshly painted, partial A/C, gas heat, large fenced in yard, walking distance to Kingston Corners. All appliances, off-street parking, no pets. $725/month, plus utilities, & 2 months security. Application & references. Call 570-639-4907

KINGSTON

Blueberry Hill Large 3 bedroom ranch with oversized garage. Large lot with pool. No Realtors. For more details. Available for lease or purchase for $339,000. Call 570-406-1128

DURYEA

Line up a place to live in classified!
Hanover Green Newly remodeled single home. 2 bedroom. Stove, washer & dryer included. $600 + utilities. No pets. Call 570-991-7359

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

3 BEDROOM 1/2 DOUBLE

BACK MOUNTAIN Cozy 1 bedroom. DALLAS

$600/mos + utilities. A 1 bedroom Studio, near Misericordia University. Security due at signing of lease. Private driveway. Call Bill Call (570) 690-2170

Large 3 bedroom 2nd floor. No pets. Off street parking. Call Joe 570-881-2517 Dallas, Pa. MEADOWS APARTMENTS 220 Lake St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,400. 570-675-6936, 8 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

DALLAS

56 Pulaski Street Totally renovated, energy efficient, single family rental. 2 bedrooms, full bath, off-street parking. Cathedral ceiling in bedrooms, wall-towall carpeting and large closets. Modern kitchen with granite countertops, ceramic tile floor. Brand new stainless steel appliances, 1st floor full bath with granite sink and tile floor. Living room with wall-to-wall. Recessed lighting. Washer/dryer hookup. MLS#11-3429 $800. Per Month Craig Yarrish 570-696-6554

Recently renovated 2 bedroom. Living room & dining room. Convenient off street parking. All new appliances. Water & sewer included. $565 + utilities, security & references. No pets. Call 570-239-7770 KINGSTON

KINGSTON

603 Hanover St 2nd floor, 1 bedroom. No pets. $500 + security, utilities & lease. Photos available. Call 570-542-5330

NANTICOKE

Kingston “A Place To Call Home” Spacious 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts 3 Bedroom Townhomes Gas heat included 24hr on-site Gym Community Room Swimming Pool Maintenance FREE Controlled Access Patio/Balcony and much more... Call Today for Move In Specials. 570-288-9019

SDK GREEN ACRES HOMES 11 Holiday Drive

Nice clean 1 bedroom. Heat, hot water, garbage fee included. Stove, fridge, air-conditioning, washer/dryer availability. Security. $525 per month Call (570) 736-3125 Very clean, nice, 2 bedroom. Water, sewer, stove, fridge, Garbage collection fee included. W/d availability. Large rooms. Security, $535/mo. 570-736-3125

NANTICOKE

Spacious 2nd floor, 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment. Large eat-in kitchen. Off street parking. Utilities included except electricity. NO pets. $750/month. Call Judy Rice 570-714-9230

APARTMENTS Deluxe 1 & 2 bedroom. Wall to wall carpet. Some utilities by tenant. No pets. Non-smoking. Elderly community. Quiet, safe. Off street parking. Call 570-693-2850

WYOMING BLANDINA

Lease Space Available, Light manufacturing, warehouse, office, includes all utilities with free parking. I will save you money!

PITTSTON COOPERS CO-OP

Sprague Ave. Charming, Spacious 6 room, 2 bedroom duplex, includes 2nd and 3rd floor. Convenient to Wyoming Ave. Washer/dryer hook-up, basement storage, $550 / month + utilities, security & lease. NO PETS.570-793-6294

KINGSTON

152 E. Bennett St. Large 3 bedroom, 1¾ bath. Eat in kitchen with appliances. Living room, dining room, gas heat. $750 + utilities 17 Durkee St. 3 bedroom, 1½ bath Kitchen with appliances. Living room, dining room. Washer / dryer. 1 car Garage. Hardwood. Parking. Yard. Patio. $800 + utilities. Joe 570-592-1606 KINGSTON Completely remodeled Large 2 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, single family home including refrigerator, stove, diswasher & disposal. Gas heat, nice yard, good neighborhood,. Off street parking. Shed. No pets. $995. month. 570-479-6722 KINGSTON

KINGSTON

FORTY FORT

NANTICOKE

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West Pittston, Pa. GARDEN VILLAGE APARTMENTS 221 Fremont St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,400. 570-655-6555, 8 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

MAYFLOWER AREA 1 bedroom with appliances on 2nd floor. Nice apartment in attractive home. Sunny windows & decorative accents. Off street parking. No pets, no smoking. Includes hot water. $400 + utilities 570-824-4743

WILKES-BARRE

Need a Roommate? Place an ad and find one here! 570-829-7130
Updated 1 bedroom. New Wall to wall carpet. Appliances furnished. Coin op laundry. $550. Heat, water & sewer included. Call 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727

WYOMING

2,000 sq building for rent on busy Rt. 309 in Mountain Top, across from Subway. Lots of parking, great visibility, Available immediately. $2,000/month + utilities. 570-430-0852

RETAIL/OFFICE

3 bedrooms, 6 rooms, Cherry cabinets, island, yard. Sewer, garbage included. Section 8 okay. $675 plus security. 570-262-0540

LARKSVILLE

FREE

1 bedroom, LAKE FRONT apartments. Wall to wall, appliances, lake rights, off street parking. No Pets. Lease, security & references. 570-639-5920

HARVEYS LAKE

Two bedroom 1 bathroom apartment on Apple St. $600/month + utilities. Available 1/15. (570) 815-5334 2 bedroom, modern kitchen and bath, Includes OSP stove, fridge, heat, water, sewer. No Pets. $650. 570-693-1294

DUMORE

EXETER

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator & stove, washer /dryer hookup, full basement, no pets, $625/month, water & sewer paid, security. 570-829-5378

HUDSON

Spacious 2nd floor, 2 bedroom. 1 bath. Newly remodeled building, Living room, Dining room, eat-in Kitchen, private front balcony, off street parking, all appliances, including washer/dryer. Available 1/1/12. $650 + utilities. No pets, no smoking. 570-814-3281

KINGSTON

2nd floor. Newly remodeled. No pets. Off street parking, $400 + security. Employment verification. Ready now. Call 570-466-4619 1 bedroom, includes, fridge, stove, heat, garbage stickers. Off street parking avail. $400/month plus security 570-388-2271

PARSONS

Mayflower Section 1 bedroom apartment available. Nice Area. Duplex (1 unit ready now). Heat and hot water. Rent with option to buy. No pets. Call 570-823-7587 2 bedroom. Includes heat, hot and cold running water. Off street parking. Security required. Background check. $545 For appointment call: 570-814-3138

WILKES-BARRE

944

Commercial Properties

Center City WB

WILKES-BARRE NORTH

PITTSTON

WILKES-BARRE

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Spacious 3rd floor, 2 bedrooms, porch, off street parking. Heat & water included. New fridge & stove. Pet Friendly. $550 + security. Call 570-287-5282

EXETER, PA Accepting applications for 1 bedroom apartments. Quality apartments for ages 62 and older. Income limits apply. Rent only $450 month. *Utilities Included *Laundry Facilities *On Site Management *Private parking

Senior Apartments . 222 S A
CHOOLEY VE

EXETER

KINGSTON

1 bedroom, 1 bath, with office. Not in flood zone! Garbage, sewer & appliances included. Pets negotiable. $505/month, + security & lease. 570-574-8179

PITTSTON 2nd floor,

Mayflower Crossing Apartments 570.822.3968 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
- Light & bright open floor plans - All major appliances included - Pets welcome* - Close to everything - 24 hour emergency maintenance - Short term leases available

Collect cash, not dust! Clean out your basement, garage or attic and call the Classified department today at 570829-7130!

1st floor, Very large 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, eat-in kitchen with appliances, $420 + security, no pets. Water included. Tenant pays gas & electric. Call 570-814-1356

WILKES-BARRE NORTH 723 N. Main St.

internet? Our new leases include a FREE high speed connection! Affordable modern office space at the Luzerne Bank Building on Public Square. Rents include internet, heat, central air, utilities, trash removal, and nightly cleaning all without a sneaky CAM charge. Parking available at the intermodal garage via our covered bridge. 300SF to 5000SF available. We can remodel to suit. Brokers protected. Call Jeff Pyros at 570-822-8577

FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET! Why pay extra for

Job Seekers are looking here! Where's your ad? 570-829-7130 and ask for an employment specialist

3 bedroom, fresh paint, new hardwood/tile/carpet, gas heat, new bath. Includes stove and fridge. $695/month plus utilities, security deposit and references Call Scott 570-714-2431 Ext. 137

PLAINS

750 & 1750 square feet and NEW SPACE 3,500 square feet OFFICE/RETAIL 570-829-1206

315 PLAZA

Ideal for Vet Office

COURTDALE

12,000 sq. ft. building in downtown location. Warehouse with light manufacturing. Building with some office space. Entire building for lease or will sub-divide. MLS #10-1074 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

WAREHOUSE/LIGHT MANUFACTURING OFFICE SPACE PITTSTON Main St.

Take your pick. 2 houses for rent. One $625 + utilities. Other $650 + utilities. Water and sewer included & all appliances included. Fenced back yard. One month security up front, no partial payment. Section 8 OK. Call Steve at 570-592-5764

PLYMOUTH

3 bedrooms, newly remodeled bath, large eat in kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, fenced in yard. $750/per month, plus utilities, security deposit & lease.

WILKES-BARRE

570-820-7049

Apartments Available
KINGSTON, 1 & 2 bedroom units PLAINS, large 2 bedroom with bonus room PLAINS, efficiency 1 bedroom WILKES-BARRE, 1/2 double with 4 bedrooms WILKES-BARRE, 2 bedroom duplex building All Include: Appliances, Carpeting, Maintenance. Lease, Credit Check & References Required.

570-654-5733 Monday - Friday 8am-12pm. Equal Housing Opportunity

Call for appointment

$725. With discount. All new hardwood floors and tile. New cabinets / bathroom. Dishwasher, garbage disposal. Washer/dryer hookup. Off street parking. Facebook us at BOVO Rentals 570-328-9984

LARKSVILLE 3 bedroom, 1 bath.

rooms, 1 bathroom, refrigerator & stove provided, washer/ dryer hookup, pets negotiable. $545/ month, water and sewer paid, security and lease required. Call 570-237-6277 PITTSTON AVAILABLE DEC. 1 2 bedroom, modern and clean. Includes stove and fridge. W/d hookup. Landlord pays sewer and garbage, tenant pays heat, water & electric. NO PETS Lease & security required. $550/mo 570-829-1578 PLAINS 1st floor. Modern 2 bedroom. Kitchen with appliances. All new carpet. Convenient location. No smoking. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-9234

PITTSTON 2nd floor, 2 bed-

Call TODAY For AVAILABILITY!! www.mayflower crossing.com
Certain Restrictions Apply*

Street, Rear 1 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, new paint & flooring, eat in kitchen with appliances, enclosed front & back porch, laundry facilities. heat, hot water and cable included. $520 + electric & security. No pets. Call 570-814-1356

WILKES-BARRE NORTH 815 N Washington

570-899-3407
Tina Randazzo Property Mgr

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

1 & 2 BEDROOM APTS Very nice, clean, great neighborhood, hardwood floors, a/c, washer/dryer with newer appliances, storage, 1st/last/security with one year lease. References required. $650$695 + utilities. Water/sewer by owner, no pets, non-smoking. Call 202-997-9185 for appointment

FORTY FORT

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1 bedroom. Available now. $425 + security & electric. Call 570-829-0847

KINGSTON

41 Mill Street. Convenient to Cross Valley, large 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, large living room with ceiling fan, large bath with shower, utility room with washer & dryer, large closets professionally organized, off street parking, no smoking $595 + utilities. 570-288-3438

LUZERNE

NEAR WILKES 1st floor. 2 bedrooms, carpet. Appliances included. Sewer & trash paid. Tenant pays gas, water & electric. Pet friendly. Security deposit & 1st months rent required. $600. 570-969-9268

WILKES-BARRE 151 W. River St.

apartments. Starting at $440 and up. References required. Section 8 ok. 570-332-5723

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH SECURE BUILDINGS 1 & 2 bedroom

COMMERCIAL LEASE 1000 SF - 5000 SF Space Available. 5000 SF Warehouse Space with loading docks, office, heat, and plumbing. $4 $12 yr/sf + NNN, lease negotiable. Call Cindy King 570-690-2689
www.cindykingre.com

Great Business Opportunity 1,500 square feet, available immediately. High traffic area, excellent street visibility on the Sans Souci Hwy. Call 570-760-5215

WILKES-BARRE

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32 Riverside Drive Luxurious 1/2 double in landmark mansion. 5 bedrooms. Living room with fire place. Dining room. Kitchen with appliances. Large basement. 2.5 baths. Central Air. $975/month. Security & references required. Water and sewer included. Available now. 570-905-7334 570-825-0000 WYOMING 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, gas heat, new carpeting, range & laundry hook ups. Credit check required. $675/month + utilities & security. Call Florence 570-715-7737

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Single family, two bedroom. $675 per month, plus utilities & snow removal. First floor is handicap accessible. No pets; No Smoking. Washer / Dryer on premises. Fenced yard. On Street Parking. One year lease, 1st & last month's rent, & security. Credit & Background check. Darcy J Gollhardt 570-262-0226 or Paul Donahue 570-510-1399. CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-718-4959 ext 1352

WILKES-BARRE

Conveniently located. Spacious 4 bedroom single. Gas heat. Off street parking. Lease, no pets. Security. Call Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

LARKSVILLE

570-288-6654

GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 1,500 SQUARE FOOT AVAILABLE FOR RENT. RESTAURANT WITH SOME EQUIPMENT. EXCELLENT STREET VISIBILITY AT THE HAZLE & PARK TRIANGLE. ALSO, MIDDLE EAST BAKERY FOR SALE OR RENT. CALL PETE FOR DETAILS AT 570-301-8200

WILKES-BARRE

570-675-4400

2 bedroom Ranch, double lot, off street parking, fridge & stove included. Trash & sewer included. $550/month + security. No