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Trust will preserve site as bird sanctuary


Back Mountain spot will be open to public
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ROGER DUPUIS

DALLAS Once the sylvan retreat of two remarkable women, a 17-acre property off West Center Hill Road will be maintained by an area conservation group as a natural haven for birds

that will be open to the public. Members of the North Branch Land Trust and representatives of Wyoming Seminary gathered outside the stone gates Monday to celebrate the trusts acquisition of the wooded parcel, which will continue to be known as the Forest Echo Bird Sanctuary in memory of a long-lost cottage that was a summer getaway spot for Rachel S. Wyckoff and her daughter, Dr. Sarah D. Wyckoff, who had been residents of Kingston. The trust will maintain the property and

establish a land-use plan over time that will be sympathetic to wildlife on the property and the surrounding community, ofcials said. One of the rst goals is the creation of a towpath along the road for visitors, Executive Director Paul Lumia said. The trust also will look at creation of hiking trails for passive recreation within the sanctuary, he added. The trusts chief aims, Lumia explained, are to provide protection of the nearby Huntsville Reservoir watershed and to conserve the land in keeping with the Wyckoff familys wishes.

The Wyckoffs purchased 177 acres and 48 perches of land from Johnson and Almira Reed of Dallas in the early 1900s for use as a bird sanctuary and summer retreat. It remained in the familys hands until Rachels death in 1946, when it was bequeathed to Wyoming Seminary with instructions to maintain the 17 acres of wooded lands around her cottage known as Forest Echo as a sanctuary for birds and to that end to preserve and See SANCTUARY | 10A

Owner fights An apple for each of the days ahead to hold on to her properties
Facing tax sales, Sharon Wildoner is in a wheelchair and struggling with health issues
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Wheelchair-bound Sharon Wildoner worries shell lose the Hunlock Township home built by her grandparents because shes struggling to keep up with her property taxes. If I didnt have to pay so much property tax, it wouldnt be so hard on me, the 53-year-old said Monday between bouts of sobbing. She said her nancial struggles started mounting after she stopped working in 2003 due to a back injury she attributes to the lifting of heavy patients as a personal care aide. She said she also has other health issues. Wildoner owns her grandparents home on Cragle Hill Road, which sits on about 12 acres, and an adjacent undeveloped 17-acre tract also inherited from her family. In addition, Wildoner and her brother, Andrew Burns, coown a single home on West Main Street in Plymouth that also had belonged to Wildoners deceased mother. That property is rented out, she said. She had pleaded with county Judge Michael T. Vough to See TAX | 10A

Birthday celebration ends in arrests


Police say on Sunday they were called to drunken party where a handgun was pulled
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Ron Kross of Dallas leaves Braces Orchard in Franklin Township with a large bag of Macoun Sweet apples on Monday afternoon. Braces has plenty of apples, pumpkins and other goodies as people get into the activities of the fall season that got under way Sunday. There are wagon rides at Braces on the weekends and guests get to pick their own apples.

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Kenya V.P: Siege in final stage


At least 68 are killed in attack on upscale mall in Kenya
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NAIROBI, Kenya Kenyan security forces were in the nal stages of ushing out Islamic extremist terrorists from a besieged shopping mall, the vice president said late Monday, two days after the upscale mall was seized by members of a Somali group linked to al-Qaida.

It is unlikely that any more hostages remained inside Westgate Mall, said another ofcial. But similar claims of a quick resolution were made by Kenyan ofcials on Sunday and the siege has continued for another day. It is not possible to independently verify their assertions. Three attackers were killed in the ghting Monday, ofcials said, and more than 10 suspects arrested. Eleven Kenyan soldiers were wounded in the running gun battles. By evening, Kenyan security ofcials claimed the upper hand. Taken control of all the oors. Were

not here to feed the attackers with pastries but to nish and punish them, Police Inspector General David Kimaiyo said on Twitter. Kenyas interior minister said the evacuation of hostages has gone very, very well and that Kenyan ofcials are very certain that there are few if any hostages left in the building. Vice President William Ruto landed in Kenya late Monday after International Criminal Court ofcials in The Hague gave him permission to return to Kenya. Ruto is See KENYA | 10A Editorial 9A Weather 10A SPORTS: 1B

NANTICOKE City police ofcers were unexpected guests at a Nanticoke mans birthday celebration. Charles Jonathan Halchak, 28, was celebrating his birthday in an alcohol-fueled party and was arrested Sunday on charges he threatened another man with a gun, police alleged. A woman was also arrested after police alleged she kept interfering with ofcers when they were questioning witnesses. Police allege Halchak called Luzerne County 911 just before 5:30 a.m. and said a person was refusing to leave an apartment at Apollo Circle where the party was being held. As it turned out, several drunken witnesses told police Halchak aimed a handgun at Michael Hummel, who refused to leave the party, according to the criminal complaint. Hummel told police he was in the apartment with several people and all had been drinking since 1 p.m. Saturday. Hummel stated Halchak began arguing with Kimberly A. Mascelli, 27, during the party. Hummel said he stood up for her knowing Halchak was in the wrong with regard to their argument, the complaint says. Halchak told Hummel to leave the apartment. When Hummel refused, he said Halchak grabbed a handgun from See ARRESTS | 10A Birthdays 3D TV/Movies 4D Puzzles 5D Comics 6D

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three months after it stalled during lawmakers budget negotiations. House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, said at a Pennsylvania Press Club appearance on Monday that he was working toward scheduling some type of vote in the near future. The Senate voted overwhelmingly in June to approve a $2.5 billiona-year transportation funding plan that later met opposition from the Houses Republican majority, many of whom oppose the new taxes and fees that it would require. Turzai said the vote was being planned at the request of Gov. Tom Corbett, even though Turzai himself opposes the Senate bill and Corbett has never voiced support for it, either. Look, hes the governor, Turzai told reporters. Hes the governor from our party. This is what hes advocating for. House Democrats largely support the Senates bill, and any vote in the House likely would require Democrats to supply the lions share of votes, since Republicans control the House by a 111-92 margin. The Senates bill also is supported by business groups and labor unions.

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HARRISBURG A $2.5 billion proposal to raise taxes and fees to fund improvements to Pennsylvanias highways, bridges and mass transit systems may soon get a vote in the state House,

A spokeswoman for the Republican governor said later that Corbett had not specically asked Turzai for a vote on the Senate bill. Rather, Corbett asked for action on a transportation funding bill, without saying what exactly he would support, spokeswoman Lynn Lawson said.

Philly mayor brings schools message to Corbett


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HARRISBURG Inadequate funding for Pennsylvanias largest school district could damage the futures of its students and the states economy, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said Monday after he lobbied Gov. Tom Corbett for more aid. Nutter, a second-term Democrat, declined to lay blame for the worst scal crisis in memory in Philadelphias schools. But he said things have to change.

We cannot continue to go year after year after year with literally hat in hand to whether its City Council and the mayor or the General Assembly and the governor begging for the bare minimums, Nutter told reporters following a meeting in the Capitol with the Republican governor. This is an economic issue. Its beyond a moral issue now. It is potentially damaging the futures of children, the economy of the city and, I would suggest, the state as well. Nutter sought to press Corbett to clarify the

conditions under which the administration would release an extra $45 million that the Legislature had approved for the citys schools. The bill containing the money said the secretary of education must issue a written certication that the Philadelphia School District has, in the secretarys judgment, begun making improvements to scal stability, educational improvement and operational control. Nutter said the schools are functioning, but under the worst nancial circumstances.

It is nowhere near an ideal situation, Nutter said. Its nowhere near even an adequate situation. A spokeswoman for Corbett would only say that the meeting was productive and informative. Nutter also said Pennsylvania needs a clear formula that guides how the state distributes billions of dollars in public school aid, something that 47 other states have. Currently, leaders of the Legislatures Republican majority and Corbett decide behind closed doors each year how to

distribute the money to 500 school districts. Layoff notices that went out in June in Philadelphia claimed 20 percent of the school districts employees, sweeping out practically every employee aside from teachers and principals. The laid-off staff included lunchroom aides, secretaries, classroom aides, guidance counselors, librarians, nurses and assistant principals. A ght between the city and state over funding one of the nations largest school districts continues, with pressure now on

teachers to accept deep wage cuts. A pledge by Nutter to borrow $50 million against future sales tax receipts has prompted the rehiring of some laidoff staff and encouraged the superintendent to open schools Sept. 9, as planned, after he threatened to keep the closed. Nutter also supports legislation that stalled in the Legislature that would let the city of Philadelphia impose taxes on sales of cigarettes to provide additional money to schools that serve about 190,000 traditional and charter school students.

West Side CTC upgrading to wireless network


SUSAN DENNEY
Times Leader Correspondent

PRINGLE The West Side CTC joint operating committee voted Monday to upgrade the schools computers and to install a wireless network in the building. The committee agreed to the lease of 250 HP lap-

tops with warranty which will cost $41,000 per year for a ve-year period. The committee also voted to buy a computer cart with six Dell laptops for $8,549. James Gaydos, the schools network administrator and technology director, had sought out competitive pricing for

the lease agreement and for the laptop cart. He also prepared the plan for the technology upgrade which will provide wireless internet access to the building. The JOC gave Gaydos the go-ahead to solicit bids for the proposed wireless system which includes equipment, wir-

ing and conguration. The new wireless system will be installed for use in the current 20132014 school year. School business manager David Williams explained to the board that the funds for the upgrade and the wireless system were already budgeted. Williams said

the new wireless system and the cost of the computers will come from the schools equipment and capital improvement fund. He said of the schools need for computer upgrades, Everyone in the building is aware of that need. The committee also

made minor corrections to the schools proposed bullying and cyber-bullying policy. The group also accepted the second reading of the policy. The new rules and guidelines regarding bullying will be available on the schools website and will be posted at the school.

Nuangola Sewer Authority OKs proposed $273K budget


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NUANGOLA The sewer authority voted unanimously Monday to approve a proposed 2014 budget of $273,000 that includes the establishment of a per-household system usage fee of $67 per month. The fee will be invoiced by and paid to the Mountain Top Area Joint Sewer Authority. Besides the adoption of a budget, it was also announced by Solicitor Robert Gonos that closing on a $4.4 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is scheduled on Sept. 25 at the Pittsburgh law ofces of Cohen & Grigsby. The loan, which is an

essential part of the overall nancing of the boroughs $9 million sewer system, will be utilized to repay a bridge loan with Fulton Bank of Lancaster. As he indicated at the Sept. 9 meeting, Rick Kresge, project engineer of the Quad3 Group, said a pumping station at the site of the Rice Elementary School is now fully operational and is transferring waste to the authority treatment plant in Dorrance Township. The school building is the rst unit to utilize the Nuangola pipline, although Kresge said in his report that 25 homes, which are part of Phase I portion of the system, are also ready to go. As for Phase II, Kresge

said this part of the project remains on target for completion by a contractstipulated deadline of Nov. 8. Kresge said that at present Wexcon, the primary contractor for work in the borough, is completing installation work on Fawn Lane and would be moving operations next to North End Road. When debate ared about the borough having failed to meet a 2012 state Department of Environmental Protection mandate of total completion by Sept. 1, Kresge said that he has written a letter to DEP in which he outlined the progress of the project. Kresge said he is condent there will be no backlash from DEP ofcials.

Plains Township reviews comprehensive plan survey results, asks for public input
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PLAINS TWP. Ofcials held a special meeting Monday night to review survey results and solicit public input regarding the municipalitys forthcoming comprehensive plan. John Varaly, the townships contracted engineer, estimates that by June 2014, the township will have an all-encompassing policy statement mapping out objectives and priorities to best utilize the townships resources to the greatest benet of its residents. Of the 1,400 public interest surveys that were mailed, only 549 were returned. While

ofcials had hoped for a higher response, Varalay deemed the 39 percent rate of return high enough to validate the responses. It is estimated that the mass mailing accounted for around $2,500 of the $14,000 anticipated cost of the comprehensive plan. Ninety-two percent of the respondents owned the homes in which they resided, which corresponds to the fact that around 70 percent of of residents own their own homes while about 30 percent rent. Additionally, 55 percent of the respondents were over age 60, and 43 percent were retired, which also corresponds

with census data showing roughly a third of the homes in the township feature at least one person age 65 or older. Overall, the respondents rated the services and living conditions in the township to be overwhelmingly adequate. The bulk of complaints were leveled at street maintenance and the near total absence of sidewalks. Another highlight featured 54 percent of respondents suggesting that more can be done for youth, with skateparks, swimming pools and hiking trails as the top suggestions. The regular commissioners meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10.

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WILKES-BARRE A trial scheduled this week for a city man charged with robbing a clerk at the R/C Movies 14 has been moved to December. Sean Patrick Flavin, 34, with a last known address of Regent Street, appeared before county Judge Fred Pierantoni Monday. Pierantoni rescheduled to trial on robbery, possession of a rearm, theft by unlawful taking, and simple assault charges to begin Dec. 3. On Aug. 19, 2012, city police allege Flavin was armed with a handgun and threatened Colin Henry as Henry left the ticket ofce at the theater. Flavin demanded the money bag and told Henry not to watch him leave as he ran out the lobby doors, according to the criminal complaint. Flavin was captured after a several-hour standoff with police in Watertown, Conn., on Aug. 22. WILKES-BARRE A Nanticoke man charged with receiving a video of a young girl was sentenced Monday to 18 months probation. Joshua Decker, 19, of South Walnut Street, was sentenced on a charge of corruption of minors. He also pleaded guilty to the charge Monday. Judge Fred Pierantoni said Decker must have no contact with the girl involved and is to have no unsupervised contact with minors. According to court papers, in January 2012, Decker reportedly asked a 12-year-old to send him a nude video of her. At rst the girl refused, but did send Decker a video from the waist up. WILKES-BARRE A Hazle Township man charged with assaulting a pregnant woman and trying to light her apartment on re pleaded guilty Monday to related charges. Thomas Steward, 27, of Old Street, entered the plea to charges of criminal attempt to commit arson and reckless endangerment. Judge David Lupas said Steward will be sentenced on Nov. 25. Steward was scheduled to stand trial on ve related charges Monday. According to court papers, on Jan. 5, Hazleton police were called to a domestic dispute that turned physical. A woman reported Steward assaulted her, that she was ve months pregnant and that he threatened to light her apartment on re after going to a nearby store to purchase matches.

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Township, noted. The additional $1 is expected to generate $2.5 million annually. The passage comes on the heels of another year in which the number of lowincome individuals seeking legal assistance is increasing while funding has declined. Last scal year, Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network programs have reduced the number of cases from 100,000 just a couple of years ago to about 85,000 this past scal year, due to cuts in stafng and ofces. Samuel Milkes, the legal aid networks executive director, said legal aid ofces throughout the state, including North Penn Legal Services in Pittston, will benet. That program serves 18 counties. He applauded Toohils assisToohil tance. Were representing fewer people today than just a few years ago, Milkes said. Many more people asking for help have to be turned away, he added, noting that once again this scal year there was no increase in the $2.5 million state appropriation for legal services. This follows a number of years in which state funding has been reduced by as much as 10 percent or has stayed at.

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Judge seeks Lupas case documents

House OKs Toohils legal defense bill


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ANDREW M. SEDER

The U.S. District judge tasked with determining if attorney Anthony Lupas is too incompetent to stand trial on charges he bilked investors out of more than $6 million during an 18-year period has asked attorneys for additional documentation. On Aug. 30, Judge Robert Mariani heard arguments and testimony from prosecutors and defense attorneys in the 78-year-olds case. Lupas attorneys argue their client suffers from an advanced stage of Alzheimers disease, has a failing memory and suffers from hallucinations and delusions. Prosecutors argue Lupas is faking the symptoms. Mariani said recently in a one-page order that within the next two weeks hed like additional documentation on medical exams Lupas had undergone and other tests conducted by Plains Township geriatric Dr. Mario Cornacchione. Mariani has not yet made a ruling on Lupas competency.

HARRISBURG As an attorney, Tarah Toohil saw rst-hand the difculties the poor and indigent sometimes had when it came to legal aid. Now as a state legislator, Toohil is making sure additional dollars will ow into a fund to help those people. On Monday the state House voted 198-0 to approve Toohils bill that will increase the fees placed on civil court lings by $1 to help support the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network. The fees had totalled $3 and generated $11 million in revenue in scal 2011-12, Toohil, R-Butler

The federal funding has remained at during this same time period. Milkes said legal aid is provided only in civil cases, such as mortgage foreclosures, divorces, child support and domestic violence. He said the additional funding will make a real difference getting services to people that we might not have been able to. The bill now moves on to the Republican-controlled state Senate, and Toohil said shes already reached out to Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, R-Willow Grove, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to express her hope for a speedy passage. Im very condent this will

go through, and Im hopeful it happens as soon as possible, Toohil said. Currently, thousands of disadvantaged citizens who qualify for legal services are being turned away due to insufcient funding. Each day this bill is not signed into law is another day they are denied equal assistance with civil matters, including domestic violence and eviction cases. If the state Senate approves the bill and the governor signs it, it would become the second piece of legislation Toohil was a primary sponsor of that would become law. The rst pertained to the reform of the juvenile justice system.

Griffith may enter plea today


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Police are investigating the reported kidnapping of a Kingston woman late Saturday night. Aleiya Hill of Elm Avenue went to police headquarters around 2 p.m. Sunday to report three women followed her after she left the parking lot of Outsiders bar on South Main Street, where she was talking to an unknown male around 11:45 p.m. Saturday. Hill said the women were calling her names, got into a car and followed her as she was walking to her vehicle on South Main Street. They stopped their car, got out and forced her into the back seat. They drove to the Turkey Hill on Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard. One of the women said they needed gas and asked Hill for money. Hill said she had none and one of the women reached into Hills bra and pulled out $20 to pay for the gas, and the two women hit her. They drove to a dirt lot in the area of Kidder and Mundy streets where they took Hills drivers license and pushed her out of the car while it was moving.

Woman says she was kidnapped

The public may register for an online public meeting Thursday as part of the update to the states 12-year transportation program. Those interested in participating in the webcast, which will be held 6-7 p.m., can register at www. TalkPATransportation.com. Questions may be submitted in advance to rapenndotstc@pa.gov.

Online transit meeting planned

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Frank Sorokach questions the Ashley council Monday about the ordinance for a new position of borough manager. Sorokach is a candidate for Borough Council. At left is Jerry Maldonado, who is also running for council.

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Salaried post created, but it might not be filled
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Ashley Borough Council will meet Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ashley Fire Hall, 160 Ashley St. McGlynn, running as part of a team, questioned the need to create the position so close to the general election when the make-up of council could change for 2014. Why now? Sorokach asked. Maybe the next council will feel differently about this. Gorham said that by approving the position council can, if it chooses, hire a person to do the jobs formerly done by Christine Casey. Casey resigned from her full-time position as borough secretary and has been working parttime. Her salary when she left was $30,000 per year, and she is now paid $18 per hour in her part-time role. Gorham explained that council has been going through a codication process and it was recommended that contracts be effected with all full-

College will host open house

Keystone College will host an Open House Sunday at its La Plume campus. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the open house program will start at 9:30 a.m. Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to meet with faculty members and tour the campus. Information on admissions, academic programs, nancial aid, scholarships, student life, athletics, and the honors program will be provided. Anyone interested in attending the event may call Keystone College tollfree, 1-877-4-COLLEGE or e-mail admissions@keystone.edu. For more information on Keystone College, visit www.keystone.edu.

The Kingston Township supervisors reminded residents of the Adopt-AHighway program for litter control on various township roadways. Residents may choose to adopt any township roadway or a portion thereof. Adoption is for a minimum of two years with a litter pick up of four times a year. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and attend a safety meeting with the Kingston Township Police Department. Those interest should contact the township administrative ofce, 180 E. Center St., Shavertown, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. or call 570-696-3809.

Highway adoption is available

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ASHLEY On a 4-0 vote Monday, Ashley Borough Council established the position of borough manager, but qualied the action by claiming it may never be lled. Council President Joe Gorham said the position will be advertised and interviews with prospective candidates are expected to take place before councils next meeting on Oct. 8. He said the intent of creating the position is to combine two former part-time jobs borough secretary and treasurer. Gorham said no salary has been set and would depend on the qualications and background of the candidates. Health care benets are part of the proposed contract for the position and could be for the individual or for a family plan, Gorham said. Four residents expressed concern about the timeliness of the action two are candidates for borough council in November. Frank Sorokach and Joe

time employees. Gorham said council recently gave police Chief John Bell a five-year contract at $32,000 per year with an annual review clause. Gorham said he hopes to ll the new position at a salary similar to what Christine was making when she left. McGlynn asked if there was a maximum amount council would pay to hire a manager, and Gorham said salary would be dependent upon the persons skill sets. McGlynn asked if the boroughs nances could handle the position and Gorham said the borough is in the black and expenditures are down and revenues are up. Nobody gets a contract in October, McGlynn said. Thats when health care contracts are renewed. Gorham said Caseys position morphed into something much more than originally intended. He said that by advertising the new position, council hopes to attract top-qualied candidates. The intent is to ll her position, Gorham said.

Judge tosses lawsuit against ex-sheriff


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WILKES-BARRE A Luzerne County judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit led against a former county sheriff charging statements he made were defamatory. George Nipper Nowakowski led the lawsuit in 2009 alleging state ments Michael Savokinas made were defamatory and particularly humiliating and embarrassing for an individual who has spent his entire career in law enforcement. The statements appeared in a Times Leader article about marijuana found

in a county sheriffs vehicle then. The suit claims Savokinas knew his statements were false, malicious and made with reckless disregard for the truth. Vough said in his ruling Monday that because Savokinas was acting as sheriff, a high public ofcial, when he made the alleged statements, he is entitled to absolute immunity. Savokinas attorney, Donald Brobst, made that argument last week at a hearing before Vough. Brobst argued the most recent suit should be dismissed because it was led outside the statute of limitation and long after Savokinas allegedly

made the comments. Brobst also argued Savokinas is protected by state law in the suit because he made the comments while serving in an ofcial capacity as county sheriff even if he is sued as an individual. Brobst said it is obvious Savokinas made the statements about his job as a sheriff and while he was serving as sheriff. Nowakowskis attorney, Tom Marsilio, said Monday he had not seen or read Voughs ruling, so he could not adequately comment. Marsilio said once he reviews the ruling, he will decide what course of action is best.

Former Luzerne County Controller Walter Grifth is expected to enter into a plea agreement today for felony wiretapping charges led against him. Grifth is scheduled to appear before county Judge Fred Pierantoni III at 11:30 a.m. today. Griffith The session is labeled as a pre-trial conference, and Grifth could not be reached for comment Friday or Monday. His attorney, Joseph DAndrea, of Dunmore, said he will speak to the media after the court appearance. A plea agreement has been anticipated since Grifth abruptly resigned from his elected post on Aug. 6 and canceled plans to seek a second term in the Nov. 5 election. Courthouse insiders have speculated the charges against Grifth would be downgraded to misdemeanors with no jail time if he stepped down and pulled out of his re-election race. He faces three felony counts of intercept communications, each carrying a maximum of seven years in prison. The complaint led by the state Attorney Generals Ofce in May alleges Grifth illegally recorded three conversations: A July 2010 phone call with county pension fund ofcials and attorneys; An August 2010 retirement board executive session; A March 2011 phone call with Y. Judd Shoval, a member of the nonprot CityVest board that owns the Hotel Sterling property in Wilkes-Barre. Grifth, 58, waived his scheduled preliminary hearing for the wiretap charges. He had initially vowed to ght the charges but later pointed to the cost as a deterrent. The county is covering his legal representation in a still-pending civil suit led by Shoval, but Grifth must fund his criminal defense. They hit me in my wallet. I cant afford to ght them, the Kingston Township resident said when he resigned in August. I dont want to leave, but it is what it is, and theres not much more I can say about it. Since his resignation, Grifth has reopened his auto repair business in Nanticoke, Rutter Auto Service, and continues to speak out at county public meetings. Though a plea agreement may require Grifth to accept responsibility for wrongdoing, he has portrayed the charges as a questionable attempt to bring down an outspoken elected ofcial. Despite the charges, Republicans chose Grifth as their nominee to run for controller in November, and Grifth has said his May primary victory shows citizens are not fooled for a second. The Republican Party chose Carolee Medico Olenginski to run for controller in November. She will compete against Democratic nominee Michelle Bednar.

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Spy Museum eyes move to historic DC library


WASHINGTON The International Spy Museum, one of the most popular attractions in the nations capital over the past decade, is considering a move to a historic library that would give it more space for exhibits and a link to the citys convention center. Museum ofcials told The Associated Press on Monday they will propose a redevelopment of Washingtons historic Carnegie Library with the citys convention center authority, Events DC. The project would include new 40,000-square-foot underground space for exhibits and a new glass pavilion to house a District of Columbia visitors center, cafe and museum store. Peter Earnest, the museums executive director and a former CIA agent, said the Spy Museum has outgrown its space since opening in 2002 in downtown Washington. Were looking long term. By moving to a new location, we will get more space, which is especially needed for temporary and changing exhibits, Earnest said. Thats actually one of the reasons people go back to museums because theres an exhibit for usually a limited period of time for something interesting. The Spy Museum holds the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display, according to museum ofcials. It broke the mold for Washington museums by charging admission fees of $19.95 in a city accustomed to free admission at the Smithsonian Institution museums on the National Mall. Since opening, the Spy Museum has drawn 600,000 to 700,000 visitors per year,

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with crowds sometimes lining up outside, waiting to get a glimpse of spy gear and once-secret stories from the CIA, Russia and elsewhere.

Museum Founder Milton Maltz would fund much of the redevelopment cost for the historic library site. In a statement Monday, he said

the Spy Museum represents his familys history as the children of immigrants. Wars have historically been won or lost because of intelligence, and this museum enlightens the American public on the activities conducted by the brave men and women who serve in the various intelligence agencies, he said. The new museum site would serve as an anchor for a growing entertainment and cultural district, said Gregory ODell, president and CEO of Events DC. The area is close to a new convention hotel under construction and the massive City Center retail, ofce and housing development being built in downtown Washington. The museum would share the building with the Historical Society of Washington, which will have a new gallery and a research library with collections on the citys history.

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An overnight Taliban assault on a border post in southern Afghanistan left 11 police ofcers dead, while in the north of the country gunmen assassinated a district intelligence chief on his way to work, ofcials said Monday. Meanwhile, authorities in Romania said two of their soldiers serving with the NATO coalition in Afghanistan died in a roadside bombing in the east. The Taliban have stepped up attacks on the security forces, ofcials and government employees during their spring offensive this year. In the latest ambush, gunmen sprayed ofcial Abdul Hussain with bullets as he was riding on his motorcycle Monday morning near the city of Kunduz, the capital of the province with the same name, according to local police chief Ghulam Mohayuddin. Hussain, who was heading to his work in Chardara district, died of his wounds, said the police chief. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Members of the Sampa Kombi club, a group of Volkswagen van owners, gather for their monthly meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In Brazil the VW van is known as the Kombi.

Long, strange trip ending for fabled VWs hippie van


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Associated Press

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The body of a 79-year-old woman was found beside the Big Thompson River, authorities said Monday, bringing to eight the death toll from the massive ooding in Colorado. Evelyn M. Starner was found after she drowned and suffered blunt force trauma, Larimer County authorities said. Starner was previously listed as missing and presumed dead after her house in the Big Thompson Canyon was swept away. Two other people were still missing and presumed dead a 60-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man, both from Larimer County. The number of unaccounted for people dwindled to six as improving communications and road access allowed authorities to contact 54 people over the weekend who had not been heard from.

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SAO PAULO It carried hippies through the 1960s, hauled surfers in search of killer waves during endless summers and serves as a workhorse across the developing world, but the long, strange trip of the Volkswagen van is ending. Brazil is the last place in the world still producing the iconic vehicle, or bus as its known by acionados, but VW says production will end Dec. 31. Safety regulations mandate that every vehicle in Brazil must have air bags and anti-lock braking systems starting in 2014, and the company says it cannot change production to meet the law. Although output will halt in Brazil, there should be plenty of VW vans rolling along for decades if only because there are so many, and they are so durable. VW produced more than 10 million Volkswagen Transporter vans globally since the model was introduced 63 years ago in Germany, though not all resemble

the classic hippie machine. More than 1.5 million have been produced in Brazil since 1957. The VW van is so deeply embedded in popular culture, it will likely live on even longer in the imagination. The van represents freedom, said Damon Ristau, the Missoula, Montana, director of the documentary The Bus, which follows van fanatics and their affection for the machine. It has a magic and charm lacking in other vehicles. Its about the open road, about bringing smiles to peoples faces when they see an old VW van rolling along. Perhaps nothing with a motor has driven itself deeper into American and European pop culture than the VW, known for its durability but also its tendency to break down. Van lovers say its failures only reinforce its charm: Because its engine is so simple, its easy to x, imparting a deeper sense of ownership. The van made an appearance on Bob Dylan and Beach Boys record album covers, among many, though in music circles its most closely linked to the Grateful Dead and the legion of touring

fans that followed the rock group across the U.S., the machines serving as rolling homes. Steve Jobs is said to have sold his van in the 1970s to buy a circuit board as he built a computer that helped launch Apple. The vehicle is linked to the California surf scene, its cavernous interior perfect for hauling boards. But in poorer regions like Latin American and Africa, the vehicle doesnt carry the same romantic appeal. It denitely doesnt hold the cool mystique in Sao Paulo that it does in San Francisco. Its used in Brazil by the postal service to haul mail, by the army to transport soldiers, and by morticians to carry corpses. It serves as a school bus for kids, operates as a group taxi, and delivers construction materials to work sites. Brazilians convert their vans into rolling food carts, setting up on street corners for working-class lunchtime crowds. In Brazil its known as the Kombi, an abbreviation for the German Kombinationsfahrzeug that loosely translates as cargo-passenger van.

Illegal immigration may be growing


HOPE YEN
Associated Press

Britain has announced that it is giving $1 billion to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years and hopes the money will lead to some incredible results. International Development Secretary Justine Greening made the announcement to loud applause Monday at a luncheon sponsored by the United Nations Foundation focusing on U.N. anti-poverty and development goals. The Global Fund is trying to raise $15 billion for 2014-2016. The U.S. has requested $1.65 billion per year for the Global Fund in its 2014 budget.

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WASHINGTON The number of immigrants crossing the border illegally into the U.S. appears to be on the rise again after dropping during the recession. The total number of immigrants living in this country unlawfully edged up from 11.3 million in 2009 to 11.7 million last year, with those from countries other than Mexico at an apparent all-time high, according to a report released Monday by the Pew Research Centers Hispanic Trends Project. The change is within the margin of error, and there will be a more precise census measure released later this year. Still, based in part on other factors such as increased U.S. border apprehensions, the sharp decline in illegal immigration from 2007-2009 has clearly bottomed out, with signs the numbers are now rising, Pew said. As a whole, with the recession end-

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U.S. Border Patrol agent Jerry Conlin looks out over Tijuana, Mexico, behind, along the old border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, where it ends at the base of a hill in San Diego.

ing, the decrease in illegal immigration has stopped, said Jeffrey Passel, a senior demographer at Pew. Passel noted that historically the level of illegal immigration has been closely tied to the strength of the U.S. economy and availability of jobs. Since 2009, the

average U.S. unemployment rate has dropped from 9.3 percent to 8.1 percent last year, with signs of strength in the construction industry, which yields jobs generally attractive to newly arrived Latino immigrants. The Pew analysis is based on census data through March 2012. Because the Census Bureau does not ask people about their immigration status, the estimate on illegal immigrants is derived largely by subtracting the estimated legal immigrant population from the total foreignborn population. It is a method that has been used by the government and Pew for many years and is generally accepted. Analysts said it was hard to predict whether immigrants in the country illegally could eventually exceed the record total of 12.2 million in 2007. Continued modest increases are possible, but another big surge like the one seen in the late 1990s and early 2000s isnt likely, due in part to demographic factors such as Mexicos aging workforce.

WASHINGTON For the past six years, the Iranian presidents speech at the annual gathering of the United Nations has been met by a ritual walkout of Western diplomats. This year, theyre likely to hang around till the end and some may even applaud. Obama Instead of the angry Holocaust-denying diatribes of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, his soft-spoken successor, Hassan Rouhani, is likely to give a conciliatory address to world leaders this week. It will be closely watched for signs that he is willing to thaw relations with the West. Western diplomats predict that Rouhanis speech today at the U.N. General Assembly will include an important gesture, perhaps an acknowledgment of the Holocaust. U.S. ofcials would like to see him go further during his ve-day visit, possibly by consenting to direct talks with Washington for the rst time since diplomatic relations were ruptured by the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The White House says it has not scheduled a meeting between President Barack Obama and the 64-year-old cleric. But U.S. ofcials have dropped hints that Obama and other top ofcials are ready for impromptu chats with Rouhani or his U.S.-educated foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, that could open the way for bargaining on Irans disputed nuclear program. There are signs that Rouhani is somebody who is looking to open dialogue with the West and with the United States in a way that we havent seen in the past, Obama said in an interview on Telemundo. So we should test it. Obama has repeatedly signaled his willingness for direct contact, both in remarks and in a recent exchange of letters with Rouhani, who was elected in June after a campaign that included pledges to ease Irans isolation and improve relations with the West. Irans most powerful gure, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has long resisted compromise on the nuclear program. But with punitive sanctions increasingly squeezing the economy, he has signaled top-level support for the Rouhani mission, including allowing the release of 11 political prisoners. Most had been held since the government crackdown that followed Ahmadinejads disputed reelection in 2009. In an op-ed that appeared Friday in the Washington Post, Rouhani urged world leaders to make the most of the mandate for prudent engagement that my people have given me, and to respond genuinely to my governments efforts to engage in constructive dialogue.

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Diocese will close Fatima Renewal Center


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Tire ruts damaged a youth soccer field in Hanover Township on Sunday.

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Vandalism gets youth soccer game canceled

HANOVER TWP. A youth soccer game was canceled when the drivers of two vehicles, possibly large ATVs, left tire ruts on the eld near Front Street on Sunday. Township police said two ATV type cross over vehicles

drove onto the eld uprooting grass leaving tire ruts. One driver was a young person and the other driver appeared to be an adult, police said. The soccer game had to be canceled due to the eld damage. Police believe the vehicles were driven onto the eld sometime between 12:25 and 1:30 p.m. Estimated damage to the eld is $300, police said.

DALTON There was a time when up to 120 priests-to-be lived here, strolling the bucolic grounds and taking occasional late night plunges in the pond. In 2004, the Diocese of Scranton conceded it had too few men called to priesthood to keep St. Pius X Seminary open, so it became the Fatima Renewal Center, available for rent. On Monday, the Diocese announced that plan has failed nancially and the doors will be shut for good. Fatima Center holds a special place in the hearts of many diocesan priests, including my own. Since its doors rst opened as a seminary, a majority of the priests of our diocese have lived, worked or studied there, Bishop Joseph Bambera, who entered St. Pius X Seminary in 1978, said in a press release. While we give thanks for the centers far-reaching impact on the Church of Scranton, current standards and expectations require that we be vigilant

and committed to reviewing and analyzing all areas of diocesan operations to ensure better stewardship of the gifts entrusted to our care while making more efcient and effective use of our properties and facilities, the bishop wrote. The press release notes Bambera had announced plans in June to re-evaluate the use of various properties. The Guild Studio Building at 400 Wyoming Ave. in Scranton, which housed a store and studios for Catholic Television, is to be closed and put on the market, while the former Holy Cross High School at 330 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, will house the Diocesan Ofce of Parish Life, Catholic Television and the ofces for the diocesan newspaper, The Catholic Light. The diocese also reevaluated the Fatima Center, conducting phone interviews and an online survey that found the center has much appeal but needs signicant renovations. The old, Spartan dormitory rooms that began housing seminar-

ians in 1962, as well as the lack of private bathrooms, were frequently criticized as antiquated. The cost of renovations, coupled with competition from 18 similar facilities within a two-hour drive make keeping the center open difcult. Despite our best efforts, the annual cost to maintain the Fatima Center is approximately $400,000 beyond the revenue generated by current programming and facility use. As a result, Bambera has decided the facility will cease operations June 30, 2014. The former high school will be refurbished and renamed the Diocesan Pastoral Center and will house ministry formation programs and retreat services that have been held at the Fatima Center. With an auditorium, cafeteria and kitchen, the building will also be able to host receptions after special diocesan liturgical celebrations held in the nearby St. Peters Cathedral. The diocese has not said what the ultimate fate of the Dalton property will be.

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West Nanticoke man charged with stealing van to go buy heroin


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WILKES-BARRE A West Nanticoke man stole a minivan from outside a church and used it to drive to Wilkes-Barre to buy heroin, according to charges led. Andrew Chewey, 29, last

known address as West Poplar Street, was arraigned Monday by District Judge Rick Cronauer on charges of theft, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for

lack of $15,000 bail. Chewey was arrested when state police spotted him sitting in the drivers seat of a 2003 Chevrolet Venture on South Franklin Street near Wood Street on Friday. Chewey was wanted by the Luzerne County Sheriffs Department on a

charge he failed to appear for a formal arraignment on a drug offense. City police on April 9 charged Chewey with possession of drug paraphernalia when syringes were found in a vehicle that had been stopped on Amber Lane, according to court records. According to the crimi-

nal complaint led by state police Bureau of Criminal Investigations: A 2003 Chevrolet minivan was reported stolen from the parking lot of Calvary United Methodist Church on East Poplar Street, West Nanticoke, at about 3 p.m. Friday. The woman told state police she left the keys

in the ignition while she was unloading items into the church. About 90 minutes after the Chevrolet was reported stolen, state police spotted the vehicle parked on South Franklin Street with Chewey sitting in the drivers sea. He allegedly admitted to state police he stole the

van and used it to drive to Wilkes-Barre to purchase heroin, the complaint says. State police said a backpack in the van contained a contact lens case with white powder, a glass pipe and three syringes. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 1 before Cronauer.

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HANOVER TWP. Police reported the following: Jean Mihalick of West State Street, Larksville, said her purse was missing from the Pennsylvania Drivers License Center on Hanover Street. Mihalick said she went to the center on Thursday for her photo license and left her purse there. When she returned to retrieve it, it was gone. It contained her drivers license, various cards and money. A check is being made to review video from the license center. Ashley Bryant of Lyndwood Avenue said Wednesday three females came to her residence and tried to assault her. Bryant identied one of the women by a rst name, but had no identication for the other two. They left before police arrived. Bryant went to a local hospital for treatment of an injury to her hand. Police arrested Devin Rae Makarewicz, 35, of McLean Street, WilkesBarre, on charges she obtained a false prescription she tried to pass at Gerritys Pharmacy on Sunday. She was arraigned by District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail. Trisha Savage of West Division Street reported Sunday her purse containing personal items, an iPod and prescription medication were stolen from her vehicle. Jeff Willis of South Main Street reported Sunday an unknown perPick your own Tomatoes
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son struck a front window that was damaged with a rock. HAZLETON State police on Sunday investigated a crash between a Nissan XTerra and a twin tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 at the border of Rice and Hanover townships in which one person was injured. State police said the Nissan, driven by Guy Milks, 72, was traveling north on the interstate around 2:45 p.m. when he drifted into the tractortrailers lane of travel and struck the rear dolly on the truck. A passenger in the Nissan, Barbara Milks, 62, was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township for treatment of her injuries. State police said she was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Neither the driver of the Nissan nor the truck driver, David Michalski, 52, was injured. They also were wearing seat belts. The tractor-trailer was driven from the scene. KINGSTON Corinna Marie Long, 22, of Sheridan Street, WilkesBarre, was arraigned

Monday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail. Police said they investigated an emergency at the Budget Inn on Wyoming Avenue on Sept. 6 and found Long sitting on stairs with 12 heroin packets, according to charges led. A records check showed Long was wanted by the Luzerne County Sheriffs Department on a charge she failed to appear for a court hearing Aug. 23 on a drug paraphernalia offense. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 2 before District Judge Paul

Roberts in Kingston. HAZLETON Police arrested Jonathan W. Dering, 25, on charges he assaulted and robbed another man in the 200 block of East Oak Street. Dering was arraigned Monday on two counts each of robbery and simple assault, and one count each of harassment and disorderly conduct. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail. According to the criminal complaint: A 20-year-old man told police he was walking on East Oak Street at about 2:30 p.m. when Dering approached him saying, Wheres my money? You owe me money. Dering allegedly assaulted the man and

took a mobile phone from his picket, the complaint says. Police said the man suffered facial and head injuries. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 2. EXETER Charles J. Smith, 27, last known address as Slocum Avenue, Exeter, was arraigned Monday on charges he left the scene after he crashed a truck into a utility pole no Schooley Avenue on Aug. 23. Smith was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, damage to property and careless driving. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $1,000 bail. HAZLETON City

police reported the following: A green lawn mower was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Muir Avenue on Sunday. Radun Kastratovic, of Hazleton, reported Monday two tires on his

vehicle were damaged in the 300 block of West Green Street. HAZLE TWP. State police at Hazleton reported copper wires and tubing were stolen from a residence on Thompson Street sometime between Sept. 17 and Sunday.

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busy schedules and even which foods are given the best promotion in stores and restaurants can have a ripple effect on our health. As well, Dentzer sees room for improvement in where, when and by whom health care services are delivered. On one hand, parts of the country may well have an excess amount of hospital capacity, she said, which has been reected in consolidations. Alternatively, she noted, treating patients outside of a traditional hospital setting or doctors ofces in urgent care centers, for example may be more cost-effective and more convenient for patients in many cases. She also believes it is worthwhile to take a broad look at what works, and what doesnt, worldwide. All countries are struggling with the same issues we are struggling with. Nobodys got it all gured out, Dentzer said. But we can and should look around to see what other countries are doing well that we might do more of, she said.

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Cantor promotes school choice at Pa.charter school


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MARYCLAIRE DALE

PHILADELPHIA House Majority Leader Eric Cantor demanded that Attorney General Eric Holder drop a lawsuit over school vouchers being used for private schools, or face the wrath of Congress. Cantor, speaking Monday at a Philadelphia charter school, also predicted that all U.S. students will be entitled to school choice within 10 years. If the attorney general does not withdraw this suit, then the United States House will act. We will leave no stone unturned in holding him accountable for this decision, Cantor, a Virginia Republican, told an audience Monday at Freire Charter School. The attorney general will have to explain to the American people why he believes poor minority children in Louisiana should be held back. About 1,000 students apply by lottery for 150 spots in the freshman class

Protesters demonstrat outside Freire Charter School during a visit by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., on Monday in Philadelphia.

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CAROLYN THOMPSON
Associated Press

Popular bathroom wipes blamed for sewer clogs

at Freire Charter Schools high school, where students told Cantor about their Advanced Placement

classes and tutoring centers as he toured quiet hallways and classrooms. The school opened about

15 years ago in a former YWCA, after a $3.5 million makeover, according to board chair Thomas A.

Caramanico, president of a nearby engineering rm. Cantor toured the school with Rep.

Patrick Meehan, a fellow Republican who represents suburban Philadelphia. A small group of protesters outside argued that charter schools are draining funds from the embattled public school system in Philadelphia, which barely had enough money to open this year. Retired nurse Rosalind Applewhite, who has grandchildren and greatgrandchildren in city schools, said money being spent on prisons and charter schools should go to regular public schools. Were taking money out of education for corrections. If were not giving it to corrections, were giving it to charter schools that its been shown dont work, said the 67-year-old Applewhite. If theyre not going to listen to us and start funding our public schools, were going to have to nd new elected ofcials. Cantor, however, said billions have been spent on public school reforms in recent decades, to no avail. He said one-fourth

of U.S. public school students dont graduate from high school, and half of those in big cities dont graduate on time. The lack of education opportunities cause too many American kids to drop out of school. Most remain in poverty. Others choose a life of crime and some end up in jail. This is the greatest civil rights challenge of our time, and it is up to us to solve it, Cantor said. Louisiana has had a school voucher program for 20 years, and expanded it to include private schools after Gov. Bobby Jindal took ofce in 2007. Only students in failing schools with family income below the poverty level are eligible, Cantor said. At Freire, student Tyrone Williams told the congressmen that his AP classes are challenging, but said Freire teachers remind them the hard work will be worth it when he gets to college. Weve already had that experience, because weve had college classes, Williams said.

Tourist town appeals to keep Jim Thorpes body


MICHAEL RUBINKAM
Associated Press

BEMUS POINT, N.Y. Increasingly popular bathroom wipes pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as ushable are being blamed for creating clogs and backups in sewer systems around the nation. Wastewater authorities say wipes may go down the toilet, but even many labeled ushable arent breaking down as they course through the sewer system. Thats costing some municipalities millions of dollars to dispatch crews to unclog pipes and pumps and to replace and upgrade machinery. The problem got so bad in this western New York community this summer that sewer ofcials set up traps basket strainers in sections of pipe leading to an oft-clogged pump to gure out which households the wipes were coming from. They mailed letters and then pleaded in person for residents to stop ushing them. We could walk right up, knock on the door and say, Listen, this problem is coming right from your house, said Tom Walsh, senior project coordinator at South & Center Chautauqua Lake Sewer Districts, which was dispatching crews at least once a week to clear a grinder pump that would seize up trying to shred the brous wipes. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies, which represents 300 wastewater agencies, says it has been hearing complaints about wipes from sewer systems big and small for about the past four years. That roughly coincides with the ramped-up marketing of the ushable cleansing cloths as a cleaner, fresher option than dry toilet paper alone. A trade group says wipes are a $6 billion-a-year industry, with

Rob Villee, executive director of the Plainfield Area Regional Sewer Authority in New Jersey, holds up a wipe he flushed through his test toilet in his office.

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Coalition: Pa. short-changes Cheyney University


KATHY MATHESON
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sales of consumer wipes increasing nearly 5 percent a year since 2007 and expected to grow at a rate of 6 percent annually for the next ve years. Manufacturers insist wipes labeled ushable arent the problem, pointing instead to baby and other cleaning wipes marked as nonushable that are often being used by adults. My team regularly goes sewer diving to analyze whats causing problems, said Trina McCormick, a senior manager at Kimberly-Clark Corp., maker of Cottonelle. Weve seen the majority, 90 percent in fact, are items that are not supposed to be ushed, like paper towels, feminine products or baby

wipes. Wastewater ofcials agree that wipes, many of which are made from plastic, arent the only culprits but say their problems have escalated with the wipes market. Vancouver, Wash., sewer ofcials say wipes labeled as ushable are a big part of a problem that has caused that city to spend more than $1 million in the past ve years replacing three large sewage pumps and eight smaller ones that were routinely clogging. To prove their point, they dyed several kinds of wipes and sent them through the sewer for a mile to see how they would break up. They didnt.

Those labeled ushable, engineer Frank Dick said, had a little rips and tears but still they were intact. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, which serves Montgomery and Prince Georges counties in Maryland, has also spent more than $1 million over ve years installing heavy-duty grinders, while the Orange County, Calif., Sanitation District, in a single year recorded 971 de-ragging maintenance calls on 10 pump stations at a cost of $320,000. Clogging problems in Waukesha, Wis., prompted the sewer authority there to create a Keep Wipes out of Pipes ier. And Ocean City, Md., and Sitka, Alaska, are among cities that have also publicly asked residents not to ush wipes, regardless of whether they are labeled ushable. The problem got worldwide attention in July when London sewer ofcials reported removing a 15-ton bus-sized lump of wrongly ushed grease and wet wipes, dubbed the fatberg. The complaints have prompted a renewed look at solving the problem. The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, the trade group known as INDA, recently revised voluntary guidelines and specied seven tests for manufacturers to use to determine which wipes to call ushable. It also recommends a universal do-not-ush logo a crossed-out stick gure and toilet be prominently displayed on non-dispersible products. Nicholas Arhontes, director of facilities support services in Orange County, Calif., has an even simpler rule for what should go down the toilet. Only ush pee, poop and toilet paper, he said, because those are the only things that sanitary sewers were really designed for in the old days.

The Carbon County town where famed athlete Jim Thorpe was laid to rest six decades ago asked a federal appeals court Monday to throw out a ruling that could clear the way for his remains to be moved to American Indian land in Oklahoma. A federal district judge erred when he ruled Jim Thorpe borough amounts to a museum under the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, the boroughs lawyers wrote in an appeal seeking to block the removal of the athletes body. Thorpe was a football, baseball and track star who won the decathlon and pentathlon in the 1912 Olympics. He died without a will in 1953 at age 64. After Oklahomas governor balked at the cost of a planned monument to the athlete, third wife Patricia had Thorpes body removed in the midst of his funeral service and sent it to Northeastern Pennsylvania, where she struck a deal with two merging towns Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk to build a memorial and name the new town after him. His remains are kept in a mausoleum surrounded by statues and interpretive signage. Thorpes surviving sons have been ghting to move the body to Sac and Fox land in the state where he was born. In April, U.S. District Judge Richard Caputo ruled in favor of Bill Thorpe, his brother Richard, and the

Sac and Fox. Lawyers for the borough a tourism hotspot in the Pocono Mountains argued Caputo misapplied a law that Congress intended to address the theft of American Indian remains from gravesites long ago. The intent of Congress was to return human remains of archaeological interest not to disturb modern-day burial sites of 20th-century American Indians like Thorpe, the appeal said. Stephen Ward, a lawyer for Thorpes sons, said the law isnt as narrow as the borough makes it out to be. This is broadly written civil rights legislation adopted to address a number of problems, the overriding one being the lack of respect for Indian peoples right to bury their own according to their desire, he said Monday, after the towns appeal was led with the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeal also said Caputos ruling trampled on a valid contract between the town and Patricia Thorpes estate and served to negate this private family decision about where he was to be buried. Here, a surviving spouse buried her husband in the manner she chose, as any other surviving widow would and should be able to do, the appeal said. Thorpes grandsons have sided with the town that bears his name and are expected to le legal arguments in the case soon.

PHILADELPHIA A group of concerned Cheyney University supporters alleged Monday that the state is discriminating against the historically black institution, imperiling its ability to attract new students and stay aoat economically. Pennsylvania ofcials denied any racial bias against Cheyney, one of 14 public universities overseen by the State System of Higher Education. But a coalition called

Heeding Cheyneys Call sent a letter to Gov. Tom Corbett demanding equitable funding for the struggling school, and warned of a possible lawsuit. The groups attorney, university alumnus Michael Coard, said the current scal formula has led to inferior facilities, plummeting enrollment and a $14 million decit at Cheyney. That puts the school on unequal footing with the other 13 mainstream universities, making it harder to attract badly needed

tuition dollars, he said. We dont have enough students because youre not giving us enough money, Coard said at a news conference outside federal court in Philadelphia. The state has 10 days to respond to the letter, he said. The next step would be to le a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of current, former and prospective staff, students and faculty, said Coard. Plaintiffs would be identied at that time. However, higher education ofcials contend

the state has committed substantial resources to Cheyney, including $70 million over the past two years for a new dormitory and science center. Peter Garland, the state systems acting chancellor, noted that the states appropriation of $12,505 per pupil at Cheyney is nearly three times the average given to the other universities. Clearly, Cheyney University is treated fairly and equally in comparison to its other sister schools, Garland said in a statement.

Coard could not immediately be reached for a response. Cheyney administrators referred all questions to Garland. Cheyney supporters led a similar bias lawsuit against the state exactly 33 years ago on Monday. The resolution of that case coupled with a 1999 agreement between the state and the U.S. Ofce for Civil Rights was supposed to bring parity to Cheyneys funding and facilities, Coard said. Yet alumnus Jeffrey Hart maintains that the inequalities persist. Hart

said he helped to found Heeding Cheyneys Call in response to the schools failure to thrive. Enrollment at Cheyney, one of two historically black colleges in the state, has dropped from 3,000 in 1977 to about 1,200 today, according to the group. We did not see the growth that we thought should be there, Hart said. Coalition members include current Cheyney student body president Malik Williams. The 21-year-old junior from

Pittsburgh said at the news conference that the university needs better facilities and more modern classroom technology. Money talks, Williams said. And the message that we are hearing is the state does not care. Cheyney was founded in Philadelphia in 1837 as the Institute for Colored Youth. Its current campus is about 20 miles west of the city. Noted alumni include 60 Minutes newsman Ed Bradley and civil rights activist Octavius Catto.

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JOAN M. DONNELLY, 59, of Main Street, Jenkins Township, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Joan was a member of St John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. She loved cooking and baking especially for others. She will be missed by all especially her beloved Toby. Surviving are her husband Robert J. Donnelly; daughters, Tara Donnelly, Tina Fronczer, Barbara Donnelly, Brenda Grula, Elizabeth Donnelly; grandchildren, Christine, Abigail, Robert, Christopher, John, Emily, Aiden, Nikolas, George, Cassandra, Alexander. Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Thursday at the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Interment will be in St Johns Cemetery, Pittston. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. BEVERLY G. SINGER, 83, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Sunday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Arrangements are pending from and entrusted to Kniffen OMalley Funeral Home, 465 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. DANIEL J. GADOMSKI, 62, of West Wyoming, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. For more information, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com. THOMAS WILLIAMS, 40, of Exeter, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at the WilkesBarre General Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife, Chrystal Schad Williams. He is also survived by his seven siblings: brothers, John Williams and wife Colleen, of Dupont; David Williams of Dickson City; Jimmy Williams of Lake Ariel; and Scott Williams and wife Jean, of Clifford; and sisters, Nancy Volch of Dupont, Pamela Williams of Peckville, and Tami Schuster and husband Joseph, of Pittston Township, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with interment to follow at Abington Hills Cemetery, South Abington Township. Relatives and friends may pay their respects 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. MR. PETER A. ONUKIEWECH, 63, of WilkesBarre, entered into Eternal Life on Monday unexpectedly at his residence. Funeral arrangements are in the care of and pending from the Wilkes-Barre Heights location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 281 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. Complete obituary details will follow in Wednesdays edition. JOHN C. HERBERT, 73, of Bear Creek, passed away Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending from the Daniel J Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, 617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre.

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Sept. 21, 2013
Sandra Oeller Jones, 69 , of Sugar Run, Pa., passed away peacefully on Saturday at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., with her loving family at her side. Sandra was born on Oct. 10, 1943, in Stamford, Conn., daughter of Alfred Oeller and the late Dorothy White Oeller. She attended GAR High School, Wilkes-Barre, graduating in the class of 1962. After school, she met and married Stanley Jones of Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 27, 1965. They just celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary this year. She worked as an L.P.N. at several health care facilities in the Wyoming Valley during her career. She and Stanley moved to the Wyalusing area in 1998 and were the former owners of Bradford Diamond Jewelry Store, Wyalusing. Surviving are spouse, Stanley, at home; daughter, Kimberly Branas; father, Alfred

JameS thOmaS nauGhtOn Sr.


Sept. 23, 2013
James Thomas Naughton Sr., 88, of Luzerne, passed away Monday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Luzerne, he was a son of the late Dominic and Catherine McAndrew Naughton. He was a graduate of Luzerne High School and a member of Luzerne High School Championship Basketball Team. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army, a veteran of World War II serving in New Guinea, Southern Philippines. Prior to his retirement, he was a delivery driver for Carmen Bolin Floristry and before that was a route salesmen for Mary MacIntosh in Wilkes-Barre. He was a member of St. Ignatius Church, Kingston, and American Legion Post 644, Swoyersville. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Bernadine Matalonis; brothers, Joseph and Robert Naughton; and sister, Mary Naughton. He is survived by son, James Jr., and wife Christine Naughton, of Allentown, and daughter Colleen Naughton,

Oeller Wilkes-Barre; brothers, Alfred Oeller Jr., Plains Township; William (Linda) Oeller, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; three grandchildren and several nieces. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with Pastor Bob Thomas ofciating. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneral home.com.

thereSa e. abate
Sept. 22, 2013
Miss Theresa E. Abate, 85, of Wilkes-Barre, passed into Eternal Life gently in her sleep Sunday. Born on July 11, 1928, in Plymouth, she was a daughter to the late Leo and Helen (Veshinski) Abate. She was a graduate of the former Larksville High School, and continued her education by receiving her bachelors degree in nursing education from Wilkes University. She completed her masters degree in public administration in 1986 from Marywood University. While attaining her degrees, Theresa consistently maintained a 4.0 grade-point average, and was a mentor to many individuals. She was a member of St. Andre Bessette Parish of Northeast Wilkes-Barre. She spent over 43 years of her life in service to others by holding several roles at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. In the course of her career, she was a registered nurse and retired in nursing administration. She was the head nurse on surgical units 4 & 5. She went on to become the day supervisor, advanced to division director and ultimately served as the director of nursing. Theresa will always be remembered for being an extraordinarily thoughtful and caring person. She lavished great attention to her nieces and nephews and continued that admiration with the next generation of children. She is survived by sisters, Dorothy Krawetz of North Wilkes-Barre; Lorraine Yeninas of Hanover Township; and brother, Leon Abate of Coplay, Pa. She will be greatly missed by her six nieces and nephews, and 14 great-nieces and great-

at home, and granddaughters, Stacey Naughton of Milwaukee, Wis., and Shelby Naughton of Burlington, Vt. Funeral will be at 9 a.m. on Thursday at the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. To light a virtual candle or leave a message of condolence for her family, please visit www.betzjastremski.com.

ruth ellen traSciatti


Ruth Ellen Trasciatti, 80, of Wyoming, formerly of Lindenhurst, N.Y., passed away on Sunday at the Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit. Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Imelda Gibbons Gilboy. Ruth was a member of St. Monicas Parish at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, West Wyoming, and a former member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. She attended Pittston Township schools and had worked for Lee Mfg. Co., Pittston, and subsequently at Woolworths Departtment Store in Long Island, N.Y. She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and had taught religious education in Long Island, N.Y. Preceding her in death were her sister Mary Theresa Musto and a brother, James Gilboy. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Dominick Trasciatti, Wyoming, and a son, Lawrence Trasciatti, Wyoming, and a daughter, MaryAnne Trasciatti, and her husband, Steven Caslowitz, Long Beach, N.Y.; grandchildren, Michael, Sam and Bridget Caslowitz; sister Lauren and her husband, James Antosh, Harding, and brotherin-law, Frank Musto of West Wyoming, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. in St. Monicas Parish in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 8th Street, West Wyoming. The Rev. Leo McKernan, pastor, will be celebrant. Interment will be in Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming. Relatives and friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit or St. Judes Childrens Hospital. To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www. gubbiottifh.com

Sept. 22, 2013

barbara l. tayOun
Sept. 22, 2013
Barbara L. Tayoun, 69, of Lain, died Sunday at Hospice Community Care. Born March 31, 1944, in Wilkes-Barre and raised in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late Barber J. and Margaret Rose Thomas Tayoun. An honors graduate of West Side Central Catholic High School, Barbara earned her bachelor of arts degree from Wilkes University and master of science degree from the University of Scranton. She subsequently earned accreditation in sign language from Luzerne County Community College. Before retiring, Barbara was an elementary school teacher and guidance counselor for the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. Barbara was a member of the Parish of St. Maria Goretti in Lain. She had been deeply involved in the fundraising efforts of the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities in support of Saint Jude Childrens Research Hospital for many years. She will be greatly missed by her aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends and her four Shetland Sheepdogs, Joshua, Jude, Luke and T.J., to which she was entirely devoted. Celebration of Barbaras life will be held Friday with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Church

rOy J. yOunG
Sept. 21, 2013
Roy J. Young, of Nanticoke, formerly of Buttonwood, passed away Saturday morning at the Celtic Hospice in Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Roy was a son of the late Peter and Julia Young and the late Louise Young. He was a graduate of Hanover High School. After school, Roy joined the Air Force from 1955 to 1959. He worked at Rowe International Inc. in Whippany, N.J., for many years until his retirement. Our Uncle Roy was a kind and generous person. He was a devoted son to his mom, Louise, before her death. His family enjoyed his company when he came for coffee or his weekly Sunday afternoon visits. Roy had made many friends over the years. He spent many hours visiting Curry Donuts. Recently he was a resident of the Nanticoke Villa, where he befriended several of the residents, who he would help if needed. Roy walked to the Weis Market for his daily candy bar and would visit with the early morning crew. We will all miss him. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, sister Ruth, and stepmother Louise. Surviving are his sister Louise Hudak and her husband, Martin, Nanticoke; brother Michael Switch, and his wife, Romayne, New Hope; nephew Michael Hudak and his wife, Joyce, Nanticoke; niece Mary Houde and her husband, Keith, Ave Maria, Fla.; niece Jeanne Little, International Falls, Minn.; niece Mia McCaffrey, Nanticoke; numerous great-nieces and greatnephews, and all his friends, especially his longtime friend and former co-worker Frank Faliveno and his wife, Joanne, Florida. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc., 614 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in the main site of St. Faustinas Parrish, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Friends and family may call 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Private interment will be in Ss. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Plymouth. In lieu of owers, the family would appreciate Mass offerings or donations to the Holy Family Spiritual Renewal Center, 151 Old Newport St., Nanticoke, PA 18634.

nephews. Funeral services for Miss Abate will be conducted at 9 a.m. at the North WilkesBarre location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 625 N. Main St., WilkesBarre, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Stanislaus Kostka worship site of St. Andre Bessette Parish Community, 668 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. Kenneth M. Seegar, pastor, will be celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Marys Nativity Roman Catholic Cemetery, Plymouth. Relatives and friends are invited to join her family for visitation and remembrances 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of oral tributes, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Wounded Warrior Program, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256. Each cause being very near and dear to Theresas heart. To send online words of comfort, support and friendship to Theresas family at this time, please visit our familys website at www.JohnVMorrisFuneral Homes.com.

of St. Maria Goretti on Lain Road in Lain concelebrated by Monsignor Neil J. Van Loon and the Rev. James J. Paisley. Interment will be private. Visitation will be at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, the Parish of Saint Maria Goretti, 42 Redwood Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-7265, or SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 187026911. McLaughlins The Family Funeral Service is assisting Barbaras family with arrangements. Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Barbaras family at www.celebrateherlife.com

Grace a. redinGtOn
Sept. 20, 2013
Grace A. Redington, 87, formerly of Pittston, passed away Friday in Mercy Center, Dallas. Born in Pittston on Aug. 17, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Sterling Redington. She was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School, Pittston, and had worked in the local garment industry. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Leo, Al and Harold Redington; and sister, Mary Haire. Surviving are her sister-inlaw, Marilyn Redington, Avoca; nieces and caregivers, Patricia Lepore and her husband, John, Avoca; Eileen Gilroy and her husband, Brian, Endwell, N.Y.; and Maureen Early and her husband, Brian, Collegeville; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Special thanks to the staff of Mercy Center and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the compassionate care provided to Grace. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church on Wednesday morning. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

hiram david traver


Sept. 17, 2013
Hiram David Traver, 71, of Monroe Township, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Traver was born in Noxen on May 12, 1942, and was the son of the late Sylvester and Nina Blizzard Traver. Hiram attended the Beaumont School and was employed by the former Births Service Station in Dallas for many years, later working at the former General Cigar Co. in Kingston and retiring from Procter & Gamble Paper Products in Mehoopany. He enjoyed hunting, gardening and his dogs, Rufus, Itsey Bitsey, Brownie and Blackie. In addition to his parents, Hiram was preceded in death by a sister, Ada Shefer. He is survived by his anc, Patricia Hatcher of Monroe Township; brothers, Harry Traver and his wife, Dawn, of Monroe Township; Sylvester Traver Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Monroe Township; and Steve Traver and his wife, Diane, of Dallas; sisters, Leona Cook and her husband, Don, of Tunkhannock; Nettie Ladner of Monroe Township; Gypsy Hanadel and her husband, Fred, of Monroe Township, and Jane Scott and her husband, Gene, of Monroe Township. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Sunday in St. Lukes Reformation Lutheran Church, Noxen, with Pastor Marty Everhart ofciating. A private interment will be in Orcutts Grove Cemetery, Monroe Township. Arrangements are by the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corners of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. The family requests memorial donations to be made to St. Lukes Reformation Lutheran Church, 196 Main St., Noxen, PA 18636. Online condolences can be made at clswansonfuneral home.com.

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lillian e. SPeicher
Sept. 23, 2013
Lillian E. Speicher, formerly of the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Monday in Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre. Born Dec. 4, 1915, in Dagus Mines, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Albin and Wihelmina Johnson Benson. She graduated in 1933 from Jamestown High School, in Jamestown, N.Y. She then moved to New York and worked in the accounting ofce of a brokerage rm on Wall Street. She was married to Cyril Speicher of Parsons on June 30, 1939, by the Rev. Francis Spellman in New York. The couple traveled with their young family for several years before settling in the family homestead in Parsons. There, Lillian raised her family and took care of several members of her extended family, as they needed. She also worked for many years in the ofce of St. Dominic Church, where she was a parishioner. A veracious reader, Lillian walked daily to the Osterhout Library Parsons Branch until she became unable. Then, many generous family, friends and neighbors made sure she had all the reading material she needed. Her love of reading was only challenged by her aptitude for word puzzles, whether in the newspaper or on the television; she was quick-witted until her nal days. She was tended to, with great care, by the staff at Little Flower Manor and her eldest daughter, Susan. Lillian is survived by a son, David Speicher, and his wife, Marianne, of Lakeland, Mich.; daughters, Susan Bombay of Parsons and Diane Speicher of Astoria, N.Y.; grandchildren, David and Linda Speicher of San Jose, Calif.; Renee and Kevin Gibson of Harrisburg, and Stephanie and Jesse Teitelbaum of Harrisburg; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Clare Gibson and James Teitelbaum, all of Harrisburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son Bruce; her son-in-law Michael Bombay; her ve sisters, Elvera Irwin, Thora Keenan, Ingeborg Benson, Alberta Phillips and Mildred Alden; and three brothers, Edwin, Eric and Arnold. The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Benedicts Church, 155 Austin Ave., Parsons section of WilkesBarre. Interment will follow in St. Marys Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of owers, the family would appreciate contributions to either The Osterhout Free Library - North Branch, 28 Oliver St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705, or St. Benedict Parish, 155 Austin Ave., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705. Condolences can be sent to the family at www. eblakecollins.com.

FuneralS
benJamin - Joseph, funeral 11 a.m.Thursday at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m.Wednesday at the funeral home. buJnOWSKi - Ellen, Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday in Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 420 Main Road, Hanover Township. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at Charles V. Sherbin Funeral Home, 630 Main Road, Hanover Township. cOnStantinO - Michaelene, funeral 9 a.m. today at the Peter J.Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. in St. Barbara Parish, 28 Memorial St., Exeter. Friends may call 8 to 9 a.m. at the funeral home. daShnaW - Louise, funeral 10:30 a.m.Thursday at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. in Corpus Christi Parish in Immaculate Conception Church,West Pittston. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m.Wednesday at the funeral home. didGeOn - Veronica, funeral 9:30 a.m. today at the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark St., Plains. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in St. Benedicts Church,Austin Avenue,Wilkes-Barre. FudJaK - Walter Jr., funeral with Panachida 9:30 a.m. today at the George A. Strish, Inc., Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon. Mass of Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, East Main Street, Glen Lyon. Fuller - Richard Sr., reception noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Leggios Italian Restaurant, One East Center Hill Road, Dallas.A private celebration of life service will be held at the convenience of the family. KaSiSKy - Mary, Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. today in St.John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Family and friends are asked to meet at the church the morning of the funeral. GuShanaS - Maureen, memorial funeral Mass 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S.Washington St.,WilkesBarre. Friends may call 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass at the church. marcy - Michael, Sr., funeral 10 a.m. today at the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston. murdOch - Ray Sr., funeral 11 a.m.Wednesday at the MetcalfeShaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave.,Wyoming. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Masonic services 6:30 p.m. neWell - Lilli, memorial 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W.Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. before the service at the funeral home. Graveside service 10 a.m.Thursday at the Lynn Cemetery, Springville. PetyO - Michael, funeral 9 a.m. today at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave.,Wilkes-Barre. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. in St. Leos/Holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan St.,Ashley. PiecZynSKi - Virginia, funeral 10 a.m. today at The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. in Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas. PiSanO - Blanche, Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. today in St.Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William St., Pittston.There will be no calling hours. rhOadS - Dorene, memorial services 11:15 a.m. Saturday in Trucksville United Methodist Church. Friends may call 10 a.m. to services. SavOKinaS - Michael, funeral 9 a.m.Wednesday at Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. in St.Joseph Marello Parish,William Street, Pittston. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. SchWartZ - Alan, graveside funeral 1 p.m. today in Holche Yosher Cemetery, Lee Park Avenue, Hanover Township.

anne m. cOhen
Sept. 22, 2013
Anne M. Cohen, of Kingston, died Sunday in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Max and Lena Gelb Moskowitz and was a graduate of Hanover High School. Anne was employed as an administrator for Barre Motel and was a member of Temple Israel and other civic and religious organizations. Mrs. Cohen was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph Cohen, in 1965, and sisters Gussie Rolnick and Ruth Morris. She is survived by her loving sons, Harvey Cohen, Young, Harris, Ga.; Gary Cohen and his wife, Joan, Las Vegas; grandchildren, Jessica, Brittany and Julie; one greatgrandchild and sister Janet Gelb, Kingston. Graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Temple Israel Cemetery, Denison Street, Swoyersville. Rabbi Larry Kaplan will ofciate. Arrangements are by Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, Inc., 348 S. River St., WilkesBarre. Visiting hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the family home, 626 Meadowland Ave., Kingston. Visit www. rosenbergfuneralchapel.com for more information.

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Local Civil War veterans circa 1928.

Photo Courtesy of the Historical Society

OUR OPINION: CIVIL WAR VETS

Its a curious thing. The Civil War remains the most accessible and thus, for many, most palpable of all this nations conagrations. Battleelds can be reached and toured in a day or two for many people. Re-enactments can draw troops of men in authentic gray and blue wool. It is the one war that Americans can relive without leaving the country. Yet the men who fought in those wars often seem amorphous, more distant to us than veterans of other wars. Part of it may be time, of course. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Perhaps the names of grunts and foot soldiers are overshadowed by the larger-than-life principal characters such as Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and Stonewall Jackson. Or it could be that the distinctive nature of the war makes it harder to put their valor in sharp relief. It was not America rising up to fight a powerful foreign threat; it was America ghting to rip itself apart or to keep itself together. There may have been foes, but they were also countrymen. So Sundays Times Leader story by Tom Mooney about Luzerne Countys Civil War veterans served

Local Civil War stories should not be forgotten

as welcome reminder. About 2,500 men from Wyoming Valley served in the war, with some 600 or more of them killed or wounded. They were, of course, honored in their day. The 1928 burial of Luzernes Peter Austin created a particularly poignant moment, as a flag that had draped the cofns of other civil war veterans was buried with him, testimony to his place as the last such veteran from the borough. Our Memorial Day national holiday began as Decoration Day, created to honor Civil War vets. GAR High School is named after the Grand Army of the Republic, a national organization formed to help Civil War veterans. Yet the names of some of those veterans pictured above apparently are lost, even though the photo can be dated by a partially obscured placard on the right touting The Adventurer, a 1928 movie starring Tim McCoy, himself once a highly popular star of westerns whos name has faded into near obscurity. These men and thousands of others from our region fought in a war unlike any other in our history. When it comes to their names and stories, frankly, we should be more curious.

a lot of good news in states economy


No amount of political rhetoric can obscure Pennsylvanias economic momentum over the past 30 months progress that has added new jobs for working families while creating critical mass for a generation of economic growth. Consider the numbers: Our unemployment rate continues to keep pace with the nation and our surrounding states. At 6 million employed, we now have the largest number of Pennsylvanians working since the recession. Since the start of 2011, Pennsylvania has ranked fourth in overall employment and 13th out of the 50 states for private sector job growth. Since the Corbett administration took office, we have added more than 130,000 private-sector jobs to our economy. And while the rest of the nation was cautioned earlier this month that the nations falling unemployment rate was clouded by a decline in labor force participation meaning many had given up looking for work and were no longer counted that hasnt been the case in Pennsylvania. Our labor force participation continues to trend positively and well ahead of many states, even while our unemployment rate has dipped. More Pennsylvanians are looking for work and more of them are finding it. In fact, during the Corbett administration, we have recovered more than 50 percent of the jobs lost during the recession and we are pacing the nation in economic recovery. In short: Were expanding the economy, increasing employment and laying the groundwork for more. This is happening for a number of reasons, chief among them the combined efforts of both the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and Labor & Industry. Economic development professionals on the Governors Action Team at DCED work directly with businesses that are considering locating in Pennsylvania. In the rst half of this year alone they have received Julia commitments to create 4,392 new jobs and retain Hearthway 11,554 more positions Contributing through expansion and Columnist attraction projects. The results include expansion of several major companies in Pennsylvania including Volvo, Dollar General, PetsMart, Ocean Spray and Google. These are in addition to the hundreds of smaller companies that are relocating, growing and being built right here in Pennsylvania. This success has led to Pennsylvania being ranked third in the nation and rst in the northeast for new or expanded corporate facilities by Site Selection Magazine, ninth in the nation for economic growth potential by Business Facilities Magazine and awarded a Silver Shovel for its success in new job creation and economic growth by Area Development Magazine. Key to this progress is a diversifying economy, in which one industry doesnt so dominate a region that a downturn can trigger an overall downturn as happened in the steel industry a generation ago. Manufacturing, energy, health care are all seeing tremendous expansion, with the good-paying jobs that go with them. Manufacturing is of special note. Once thought an industry of the past, manufacturing in Pennsylvania comprises 15,000 businesses and employs more than half a million workers. Energy has been one of the most riveting stories of our economic boom. Today, it has directly created or helps to sustain 200,000 jobs and has contributed an astonishing $36 billion in economic activity. With the prospect of a $4 billion ethane processing plant in Pennsylvanias southwest a project spearheaded by Gov. Corbett we could see 10,000 construction jobs, tens of thousands of related energy jobs, and the arrival of satellite plants similar to the ones that have sprung up around processors in the Gulf Coast. Health care has led the pack in direct job growth, with an employment gain of 34,800 since Gov. Corbett took ofce. This industry accounts for 40 percent of all jobs added since January 2011, and with pro-growth policies in place that number is expected to swell to more than 109,000 jobs. L&I recently launched JobGateway. pa.gov, a robust job-matching site averaging more than 200,000 Pennsylvania job postings that also features PA Career Coach, a career exploration tool that connects job seekers with the training they need. Thats the proud picture of Pennsylvanias economy: growth, jobs and a vibrant economy for a work force that is growing. Julia K. Hearthway is Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary

COMMENTARY

OTHER OPINION: ISRAELI PEACE TALKS

Israel-Palestine peace is top focus in Middle East


In spite of the attention that problems such as chemical weapons and the civil war in Syria command, the main event in the Middle East remains the continuing Israeli-Palestinian talks, which seek a resolution of that fundamental 65-year-old conflict. The latest talks began July 30 in Washington, due to the determination of Secretary of State John F. Kerry. He made the re-establishment of these talks, which had fizzled out in late 2009 after President Barack Obama had launched them, his top priority. To that end, he traveled to the region six times, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. It is hard to say how the talks are going. The parties to them, in Israel and the Palestinian West Bank, have been close-lipped about their progress. The two sides have been operating on the basis that prospects for success are improved by an absence of public and media discussion of the state of play. Mr. Kerry is presumably following the discussions closely, despite the events in Syria. He met with Mr. Netanyahu Sept. 15, no doubt to assure himself that

the Israelis are still committed to the negotiations. The Israelis, in general, had some thing of a setback as the United States chose to work with the Russians to avoid a showdown in Congress on attacking Syria and decided instead to approach the problem of the use of chemical weapons in Syrias civil war through the Bashar Assad regimes agreement to see the weapons destroyed. The Israelis were in the process of lobbying heavily in Washington through the American Israel Public Affairs Committee for congressional authorization of a U.S. attack on Syria. The Syrian government has also now pledged to sign the United Nations Convention on Chemical Weapons, leaving hanging the awkward fact that, in the Middle East, Israel has yet to ratify it and Egypt hasnt signed it. These are, however, only bumps in the road toward peace between Israelis and Palestinians, which still is the most important issue in the region, with implications for better relations between the West and the Muslim world in the long run. These talks must continue and succeed. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

YOUR OPINION: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Three big issues in W-B Township


Number one: Mayor Carl Kuren, where are you for the residents of Stanton Hill? Their quality of life has been interrupted for years because of the junkyard or salvage yard in their backyard, and more-so because of Mayor Carl Kuren and councils lack of caring and misrepresenting the people of Stanton Hill. Council members, you all now are being called out to team up with the Wilkes-Barre Area School District and contact the Department of Environmental Protection and the federal Environmental Protection Agency and Homeland Security to clean up that travesty. Also, who will pay for the clean-up of possible contaminated soil, oil, gas, anti-freeze, solvents, old tires, mosquitoes and maybe even rats near a playground with children? Number two: Mayor Carl Kuren and some council members are more con-

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Letters to the editor must include the writers name, address and daytime phone number for verification. Letters should be no more than 250 words. We reserve the right to edit and limit writers to one published letter every 30 days. Email: mailbag@timesleader.com Fax: 570-829-5537 Mail: Mail Bag, The Times Leader, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 cerned with the Ash Street playground, where a father is pushing his son on a bicycle with a possible fine. By the way, there is nothing wrong with that. But what if a rat bites a child in Stanton Hill playground because of the junkyard? Then what? And who is responsible? Answer that Mayor Carl Kuren and Council. Designate a new track on the outside of Kennedy Park Field, or is that asking too much for residents of Wilkes-Barre Township? Mayor Carl Kuren and council will have a brain freeze because it is such a complicated decision. Number three: And finally, Mayor Carl Kuren, revert the scheduling back to Police Chief Ron Smith. Its his job, not yours. The Wilkes-Barre Township police are professionals. They dont need your interference or safety ofcer Tom Zuranski impeding in their job performance. Has he been trained for that job? Has he had a background check from the Pennsylvania State Police? Wilkes-Barre Township residents, pay attention and vote intelligently. When its time, Mayor Carl Kuren has to go.
Joseph Naperkowski
Wilkes-Barre Twp.

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Sanctuary
From page 1A maintain the said lands. Level of protection According to a statement by the trust, Wyoming Seminary upheld the wishes of the Wyckoff family for decades, but realized a greater level of protection was needed if the property was to be maintained as a sanctuary in perpetuity. Talks between the trust and Wyoming Seminary on strategies to protect the parcel began in 2010, discussions that ultimately led to a purchase agreement. But the Back Mountain Regional Land Trust as the organization was then known recognized the Wyoming Seminary Forest Echo Bird Sanctuary as a priority property for protection as early as 1993, according to a trust statement. Its importance stemmed from its proximity to the Huntsville Reservoir, buffering the watershed from suburban runoff. Last fall, the trust reached out to the community for donations to support its plan to purchase the property at a fair-market value of $150,000. In addition to that cost, about $15,000 to $20,000 is expected to hold names today, but they were the subject of newspaper headlines in decades past. Sarah D. Wyckoff was a physician who graduated from Wellesley College in 1894, alumni documents from the private womens school show. Her writings on various medical subjects were published in a number of journals, including that of the Luzerne County Medical Society, and she seems to have occupied a number of different posts in health care and education. The Johns Hopkins Medical Journal at one point described her as attending physician at the state dispensary for treatment and prevention of tuberculosis. A 1909 newspaper report said she was appointed Wilkes-Barres city bacteriologist. Other Johns Hopkins reports, using contemporary spelling, referred to her as lecturer in domestic science and hygiene in the high school at Wilkesbarre, and gymnasium examiner at the Wyoming Seminary. Newspaper records show she died in March 1945. Rachel Wyckoff, meanwhile, was celebrated for her longevity and memories of historical events. Remembered Lincoln An Aug. 11, 1939, article in the Wilkes-Barre Record marks her upcoming 91st birthday by noting that Mrs. Wyckoff remembers Lincoln as President, and that she was then one of the few persons in Luzerne County who recall the Civil War, in which her father lost his life and her brother and husband also served. That news article also makes reference to the Forest Echo property, which Mrs. Wyckoff and her daughter loved. Cutting the grass and weeds with a sickle in the garden of her cottage at Dallas is all in a days work with energetic Mrs. Rachel Seegar Wyckoff, the paper reported, adding that she has worked in her garden most days this summer. The paper also noted Mrs. Wyckoff, an Illinois native, planned to accompany her daughter on a winter trip to New Orleans and New Mexico that year. But rst, she planned to mark her 91st year in style. Rather than celebrate her anniversary only on her birthday, Mrs. Wyckoff has the quaint notion that its much more fun to string her celebration over a couple of days, receiving friends, the paper said.

Shown at the North Branch Land Trusts acquisition and dedication of Forest Echo Bird from left to right are Dominick Fino Sr.; Dominick Fino Jr.; Margaret Bakker, trust board member; Guthrie Mitchell Jr., trust board member; Paul Lumia, trust executive director; Bob Edgrton; Brian Stahl; Rylan Coker, trust land protection & stewardship coordinator; Linda Thoma, trust director of operations; and Tony Palischak, trust board member.

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be needed for additional work, such as the trails, Lumia said. Just blocks from suburban tract houses, the site is an oasis of tranquility, even on a busy weekday

afternoon. Amid the trees one hears only the crunch of leaves underfoot and the sound of birds. Indeed, the Wyckoffs themselves left very little evidence of their

time here their cottage is nowhere to be seen, although Lumia and other trust members suspect it was near the site of a tumbledown old well that still stands dis-

used in the middle of the woods. When and how the cottage ceased to exist, Lumia said he has yet to learn. The women themselves may not be house-

Kenya
From page 1A on trial for crimes against humanity charges over allegations he helped orchestrate Kenyas 200708 post-election violence. Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku revised the death toll to 62. Kenyan ofcials earlier said 59 people have died since the siege on Westgate Mall began on Saturday, while the Red Cross had put the toll at 68, then in a tweet lowered it to 62, saying some bodies had been counted twice. Earlier witness reports had indicated that a woman was among the estimated 10 to 15 attackers. Lenku said that instead some male attackers had dressed up like women. Dark plumes of smoke rose from the mall for more than an hour Monday afternoon after four large explosions rocked the upscale Westlands neighborhood. A person with knowledge of the rescue operation told The Associated Press that the smoke was rising up and out of a large skylight inside the malls main department and grocery store, Nakumatt, where goods like mattresses may have been lit on re. The four explosions were followed by volleys of gunre, then a thick, dark column of smoke that burned for roughly 90 minutes. Military and police helicopters and one plane circled over the Nairobi mall, giving the upscale neighborhood the

Tax
From page 1A remove the properties from last weeks back-tax auction, saying, Please dont take my property. Vough refused, saying he must follow the law requiring properties to be listed if taxes are owed dating back two years. The county tax claim ofce pointed out Wildoner had defaulted on a past delinquent tax payment installment plan. AP photo The properties also Heavy smoke rises from the Westgate Mall in Nairobi Kenya carry mortgages that Monday. Multiple large blasts have rocked the mall where a hos- made them unlikely to tage siege is in its third day. Associated Press reporters on the sell at the rst-stage sale, scene heard multiple blasts and a barrage of gunfire. Security where liens become the forces have been attempting to rescue an unknown number of responsibility of bidders, hostages inside the mall held by al-Qaida-linked terrorists. the judge said. Wildoner said she feel of a war zone. missing. Kenyan ofcials scraped and borrowed Kenyan forces were in have never said how many to come up with $3,372 charge of all oors inside hostages they thought the for 2011 taxes to keep the mall, though terror- attackers had, but have her residence out of last ists could still be hiding said preserving the hos- weeks auction, and the inside, said Kenya Chief tages lives is a top prior- other two properties were of Defense forces Gen. ity. listed in the auction but Julius Karangi. Kenyans and foreign- did not sell as predicted Fighters from an array ers were among those by Vough. of nations participated in conrmed dead, includWildoner still owes the attack claimed by al- ing British, French, $2,901 in school, county Shabab, said Karangi. Canadians, Indians, and local taxes for 2012 We have an idea who a Ghanaian, a South on her Hunlock Township these people are and they African and a Chinese family homestead that are clearly a multinational woman. The UK Foreign must be paid to stop collection from all over Ofce said Monday it has the world, he said. conrmed the deaths of In the United States, four British nationals. the FBI is looking into From neighboring whether Americans were Somalia, spokesman Sheik involved in the Kenya Ali Mohamud Rage for From page 1A mall attack, said FBI al-Shabab the militant spokesman Paul Bresson. group that claimed respon- the top of a refrigerator and aimed it On Sunday Kenyan sibility for the attack had his head, according to the comofcials announced that said in an audio le post- plaint. Police allege in the complaint most hostages had been ed on a website that the rescued. But no numbers hostage takers had been Halchak called 911 and told diswere given. Kenyas Red ordered to take punitive patchers he was going to kill Cross said in a statement, action against the hostag- Hummel if police did not appear. Party-goers told police they citing police, that 49 es if force was used to try wrestled the gun from Halchak and people had been reported to rescue them. the property from reappearing in next years rst-stage tax auction. She also said she is two months behind in her mortgage on that property. She must come up with around $5,000 on the Plymouth property and $7,000 on the vacant Hunlock Township parcel to prevent them from being listed in a free-andclear auction in August. These nal-stage auctions typically attract a crowd of bidders because liens and other back taxes are forgiven. Judges suggestion Vough asked some of the delinquent property owners who appeared before him last week if they had considered selling their properties if they couldnt afford them. Wildoner, a single mother, said Monday she had hoped to hang onto the vacant parcel for her son and daughter, who are now 13 and 14, but she is now considering selling the land. She and her brother must discuss options for the Plymouth property, she said. If I lose these properties, I feel Ive failed those who have passed them down to me, Wildoner said. She also wants to apply for the Clean and Green tax-break program, which drastically lowers the assessment of properties 10 acres or more if the owners agree to keep the land undeveloped. Her Hunlock Township properties are both eligible for this program. However, the reduced value would not wipe out the thousands of dollars in back taxes Wildoner has accrued to date, and Wildoner cant start receiving the break until 2015 because the deadline was June 1 to apply for Clean and Green status for 2014. Wildoner said her mortgage lender paid the back taxes before a previous free-and-clear to protect its interest, and she fears the bank will proceed with foreclosure action if the lender is faced with bailing her out again. She maintains her assessments were increased too high in the 2009 countywide reassessment but blames her health problems on her failure to le appeals seeking assessment reductions. The property that contains her home is assessed at $161,000. The assessments are $107,100 for the adjoining vacant parcel and $47,300 for the Plymouth property. Wildoner said her property expenses have left little money for food and other expenses, but she hasnt applied for food stamps because she felt ashamed seeking public assistance and found the application processes confusing. She was recently assigned a welfare caseworker to assist her with applications for government programs. The paperwork intimidates me, and I have a hard time getting around because I cant drive right now, she said. She said she is relying on religion and the support of family and friends as she ghts to keep her home and regain her health. I love it here. This is my home, she said. Im praying that everything works out.

Arrests

locked it in a car trunk. Police said witnesses they questioned, including Hummel and Halchak, smelled of alcohol. Mascelli kept interfering ofcers when questioning witnesses, and used two cellphones to record the interactions, according to the complaint. Halchak, who also listed an address in Wapwallopen, was

charged with reckless endangerment, simple assault, possessing instruments of crime, terroristic threats and public drunkenness and released on bail. Mascelli was charged with obstruction of justice, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. Preliminary hearings are scheduled on Oct. 2 before District Judge Donald Whittaker in Nanticoke.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Chiodo has much to offer pens


When Andy Chiodo walked into the Ice Rink at Coal Street for the start of training camp this week, he realized how much he had missed playing hockey in North America. After spending the rst three years of his pro career with the Pittsburgh organization, Chiodo has spent seven of the last eight seasons playing in Europe, including the last three in Austria. Now, the 30-year-old netminder is back as an invitee to Wilkes-Barre/ Scrantons training camp, and hes not only glad to be back with the organization, but in North America as well. You always think about it when youre over there. There are pros and cons to both places, but taking a look at the facility here, the coaching staff, fan support and quality of play, this is professional. Theres nothing better than North American hockey, and you appreciate it more and more as you get older. Chiodo had an eventful run with the Penguins during his rst three seasons as a pro. In 2003-04 he was the starting netminder as the team made it to the Calder Cup Final. He also saw eight games of NHL action that year with Pittsburgh. He split the next two seasons between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Wheeling, but along the way became a fan favorite. Now, seven years later, Chiodo is back and no longer is he the young netminder fresh out of juniors. Chiodo admits hes a different player today. This will be my 11th season and I have a lot of perspective at this point. You cant help but learn every single year and I have a lot to offer, he said. That experience, in addition to his play, is what makes Chiodo appealing to Penguins head coach John Hynes. With fellow veteran goaltender Peter Mannino injured and last years starter Jeff Zatkoff up in Pittsburgh, Hynes is left with Chiodo and rookie Eric Hartzell. Having Andy come in is important because he has a proven track record and is a consummate professional, Hynes said. Hes had a good pro career and played in a lot of important games. Now hes the veteran guy that can really help Eric. Chiodo is glad to help and looks forward to using his experience to help Hartzell make the transition into the pro game.

after spending years playing in Europe, andy Chiodo is glad to be back in North america with the organization that gave him his start.

Aimee Dilger | The Times Leader

Ive been around for a long time and its nice to be able to pass that on to a young kid coming in, he said. You take pride in helping the young guys and its not always an easy transition for them to make. But it is an easy transition for Chiodo to return to the North American game, thanks in large part to the fact that hes coming back to the organization that gave him his start. The return to Wilkes-Barre has also taught Chiodo another hockey lesson the importance of leaving a team on good terms. This hockey world is a small world and when a team knows they can rely on you, if theres an opportunity down the road they might call See CHIOdO | 5B

NAsCAr becoming a wild ride


JENNa FRYER
AP Auto Racing Writer

Tyler Evans of Berwick punches his way out of the sand trap on hole No. 2 during the Wyoming Valley Conference Pre-District Tournament Monday morning at Fox Hill Country Club.

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DaVE ROSENGRaNT

Playing on to districts
after winning the marathon playoff over Coughlins Corey Hauser, Wyoming Valley Wests derek Heffelnger and Crestwoods Jason dotzel to advance to the district 2 Tournament, which will be held on Oct. 7 at Elmhurst Country Club. I wish I wouldve shot one better and made it in the 18 holes, but Ill take that. Its tough when you got nerves running through you to make pars. After the rst playoff hole, three players still remained tied. That changed on the second when dotzel was beaten, leaving just Soltysiak and Houser, who went three more holes before the Tiger nally ended things with a par on the nal hole with an eight-foot putt. It was especially satisfying for Soltysiak because he missed two close putts earlier in the playoff that could have ended things earlier. My hands were shaking so bad I couldnt hold the putter, said Soltysiak, who joined the WVC eld of 16 Class 3A participants at districts and 17 Class 2A golfers on the boys side. The girls are sending a total of ve to districts, four in 3A and one in 2A. The 3A playoff was the only

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EXETER Until Monday afternoon, Sean Soltysiak had never been in the spotlight as a golfer. So the Tunkhannock senior was admittedly nervous during the ve-hole playoff he endured during the Class 3A portion of the Wyoming Valley Conference Predistrict Tournament at Fox Hill Country Club, when nearly every golfer was watching intently. Its the most nerve-wracking thing in my life, denitely, he said

drama in the event as dallas Ryan Georgetti claimed the 3A victory, beating Crestwoods Joe Hurn and Coughlins daulton Lentini by two strokes with a 74. The win was Georgettis rst in a high school tourney as he qualied for districts for the third straight season. Other multiple-time district qualiers in Class 3A are Lentini, Berwicks Matt dalo and Ty Morzilla, Crestwoods Billy dombroski and dallas Justin Brojakowski. See dISTRICTS | 5B

CHARLOTTE, N.C. These are strange times in NASCAR, where everything has turned upside down in the blink of an eye. Michael Waltrip Racing is ghting for its survival in the wake of a race-xing scandal and a driver who woke up two Mondays ago in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship is now looking for a job. Sponsors are taking a stand, too against a team over ethics, maybe even against NASCAR for the perception that all teams are not treated equally. A single-car team based in Colorado suddenly has the most desired seat in the garage, and when the music stops, a pair of respected veterans and the Nationwide Series championship leader may be left standing without rides because the youth movement has clearly taken over. Maybe everything went haywire when Tony Stewart broke his leg Aug. 5. Thats when coowner Gene Haas went rogue, seizing the opportunity while Stewart was incapacitated to nalize a deal to hire the seemingly untouchable Kurt Busch. Nothing else has made much sense since then. Busch, whose talent

had taken tiny Furniture Row Motorsports to the verge of a Chase berth, was suddenly headed back to a dream job. With Stewart sidelined for the rest of the season, defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski stuck in a slump and perpetual contender denny Hamlin out of Chase contention, the eld was open to roughly 10 drivers suddenly vying for a golden ticket into NASCARs version of the playoffs. As Furniture Row walked the ne line of courting a new driver the team ew Juan Pablo Montoya to Colorado for a shop tour while making last-minute preparations for Buschs Chase push, Michael Waltrip Racing was readying its eet for the homestretch. MWR had a legitimate title contender in Clint Bowyer, ranked second or third in the standings for 10 consecutive weeks, and Martin Truex Jr. was on the Chase bubble. So everything seemed somewhat normal headed into Richmond, where the Sept. 7 race would end with the top 12 drivers advancing into the Chase and Montoya probably taking the Furniture Row job. Then came the late-race shenanigans by MWR to See NASCAR | 6B

NFL FOOTBaLL

steelers continue to misfire


WILL GRaVES
AP Sports Writer

PITTSBURGH Two plays. Two balls on the ground. Two very different results. One all-too familiar story for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburghs 40-23 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday night looked an awful lot like the two defeats that came before it. The offense couldnt hold onto the football. The defense couldnt take it away. Rinse. Repeat. Still, while the Steelers remain winless after dropping to 0-3 for the rst time since 2000, they believe theyre not hopeless. Its a situation were not familiar with, defensive end Brett Keisel said. If we have the type of charac-

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tugs his helmet off as he leaves the field in the fourth quarter of a 40-23 lost to the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.

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ter we think we do, we can overcome this and nd a way to ght back. The Steelers insist all it will take is a bounce here and a little more discipline there to turn things around. It hasnt happened yet, though linebacker LaMarr Woodley knows at some point the odds have to ip in their favor. Pittsburgh is one of two teams in the NFL yet to record a

takeaway and its minus-nine turnover differential tied with the inept (and also winless) New York Giants for the worst mark in the league. Weve just somehow got to go out and produce them, Woodley said. The line between success and failure is thin, as evidenced by a pair of See STEELERS | 6B

Houston beat new left tackle Chris Clark around the corner in the third. dENVER Peyton Manning threw Manning fumbled the ball, which was three short touchdown passes to three dif- recovered by the Raiders, but quickly ferent targets and bounced back up popped up, drawing a cheer from after a big hit, helping the denver the crowd. Broncos to a 37-21 victory over the Clark has drawn the assignment Denver Oakland Raiders on Monday night. of protecting Mannings blindside Marcel Reece caught a 16-yard with Ryan Clady sidelined for the Td pass from running back darren season with a left foot injury. He McFadden just before the end of also had a holding call earlier in Oakland the third quarter as Oakland took the game, saving a potential sack advantage of a Manning fumble of Manning. when he was sacked by defensive end Welker nearly had a second score in the Lamarr Houston. third quarter, but couldnt corral a pass in Mannings 12 Td passes this season the end zone with Tracy Porter covering is an NFL record for the opening three him. On the next play, Manning found games, breaking Tom Bradys mark of demaryius Thomas down the sideline, 11 in 2011. Manning has yet to throw an only Thomas couldnt hold onto the ball interception this year. following a crunching hit from Brandian With plenty of time to throw, Manning Ross. threw Td strikes to Eric decker, Wes The Broncos had to settle for Praters Welker and tight end Julius Thomas, an 40-yard eld goal on a time-consuming emerging new target for Manning. 13-play drive to open the second half. It Manning was brought down hard when was Praters third eld goal of the game.

Manning, Broncos romp over raiders


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Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at London, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Denver, 4:25 p.m. New England at Atlanta, 8:30 p.m. Open: Carolina, Green Bay Monday, Sep. 30 Miami at New Orleans, 8:40 p.m. Sunday night Bears-Steelers Stats 17 7 3 1340 0 10 10 323 First Quarter ChiFG Gould 47, 8:02. ChiForte 5 run (Gould kick), 5:05. ChiBush 1 run (Gould kick), 2:01. Second Quarter PitFG Suisham 27, 13:36. ChiWright 38 interception return (Gould kick), 8:57. PitA.Brown 33 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 6:27. Third Quarter ChiFG Gould 32, 10:54. PitFG Suisham 36, 5:38. PitA.Brown 21 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 1:50. Fourth Quarter PitFG Suisham 44, 10:38. ChiE.Bennett 17 pass from Cutler (Gould kick), 5:48. ChiPeppers 42 fumble return (kick blocked), 3:57. A61,575. Chi Pit First downs 15 21 Total Net Yards 258 459 Rushes-yards 28-107 21-80 Passing 151 379 Punt Returns 0-0 2-4 Kickoff Returns 5-73 2-48 Interceptions Ret. 2-51 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 20-30-0 26-41-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-8 3-27 Punts 6-47.0 2-29.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 4-3 Penalties-Yards 3-25 6-59 Time of Possession 31:36 28:24 iNDiViDUAl STATiSTiCS RUSHiNGChicago, Forte 16-87, Cutler 4-11, Bush 8-9. Pittsburgh, Dwyer 12-39, F.Jones 7-34, Roethlisberger 2-7. PASSiNGChicago, Cutler 20-30-0-159. Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 26-41-2-406. RECEiViNGChicago, Jeffery 7-51, Marshall 5-52, Forte 4-24, E.Bennett 2-22, M.Bennett 2-10. Pittsburgh, A.Brown 9-196, Sanders 4-39, Cotchery 3-52, Miller 3-35, D.Johnson 2-51, F.Jones 2-13, Dwyer 1-9, Paulson 1-6, W.Johnson 1-5. MiSSED FiElD GOAlSNone.

ON THE MARK
MARK DUDEK Its a very good opening race of maiden pacers kicking off a competitive 14-race slate this evening at The Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. In that rst race, a rich maiden by the name of Archetto Hanover looks stout. The 2-year-old Bettors Delight colt has been tackling top freshman pacers in New York Sire Stakes races, showing plenty of success as well. He gets big time class relief tonight and I look for the team of trainer Erv Miller and driver Marcus Miller to take advantage of that and score big in that rst race. BEST BET: ARCHETTO HANOVER (1ST) VALUE PLAY: CRAVEN THE BEACH (8TH)
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Post time 6:30 p.m. All races 1 mile First-$12,000 Cond.Pace;n/w 1 pm race life 7 Archetto Hanover M.Miller 4-2-3 A maiden no more 3-1 8 Moliere Hanover A.McCarthy 5-3-2 Another NYSS dropper 7-2 5 War Front M.Kakaley 4-3-3 Fast early on 4-1 1 Finley Hanover G.Napolitano 6-5-1 Been facing stakes stock 9-2 3 He Is Risen T.Jackson 7-2-3 Shadow Play gelding 15-1 9 Directly Related M.Simons 9-4-8 Looking for a flat mile 10-1 4 Ok Geronimo E.Carlson 7-3-6 Marks fourth career start 8-1 6 We Said So H.Parker 4-5-2 Id say no 20-1 2 Victory At Last M.Lancaster 6-6-4 A long way from a win 6-1 Second-$4,500 Clm.Pace;clm.price $5,000 3 Articulate M.Kakaley 5-4-2 Drop in class does it 3-1 1 Donnie Bop G.Napolitano 9-3-5 Cagey veteran pacer 7-2 9 Skitsofrantic A.McCarthy 9-5-2 Can be tough to catch 4-1 4 Mr Thompson K.Wallis 8-6-4 Back to level of purchase 9-2 2 Blow Em Away M.Romano 6-3-6 Makes a return to the Downs 6-1 6 Carpe Diem M.Miller 7-6-2 Not won in two seasons 10-1 8 Lombo Powershot A A.Napolitano 3-7-9 Out of horsepower 15-1 7 Big Gus J.Taggart 6-9-4 Remains on the small side 20-1 5 Baffler M.Simons 9-7-8 Gaps badly 8-1 Third-$12,000 Cond.Trot;n/w 1 pm race life 4 Keystone Colleen S.Allard 5-7-6 Its her time 7-2 7 Ocean Love Potion K.Oscarsson 3-2-6 Yankee Glide filly 3-1 1 Steppin Out H.Landy 3-3-4 Landy in for this drive 4-1 2 Lindys Fireworks D.Ackerman 6-5-7 DR owns-trains-drives 6-1 8 Tim Lizzie Tn.Schadel 3-3-6 Best work at fairs 8-1 6 Hs Donatabay M.Simons 5-1-x First timer 9-2 3 Monster Woman J.Kakaley 7-5-4 Has work to do 10-1 5 Our Lady Genevieve E.Nickle 8-4-3 Stops abruptly 15-1 9 Deb On Broadway E.Mollor 6-6-5 Never in it 20-1 Fourth-$9,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $4,000 last 5 2 For All We Know M.Kakaley 3-4-2 Learns how to win 3-1 1 All Star Player K.Wallis 3-7-8 Rail certainly a plus 7-2 4 Silk Pajamas G.Napolitano 9-6-4 3yr old tries older 9-2 3 Market Dynamics S.Allard 4-7-2 Does retain Allard 4-1 5 Carolines Cullen N J.Pavia 7-4-5 Pavia still is cold 6-1 8 Joyful Years A.Napolitano 1-9-6 Been racing at Tioga 8-1 6 Rescue Team A.McCarthy 7-7-7 Seventh yet again 10-1 7 My Immortal J.Kakaley 5-2-3 Sits the rail 15-1 9 Bubby Jo H.Parker 6-6-7 .next 20-1 Fifth-$8,500 Clm.Trot;clm.price $10,000 1 Quantum Lightning G.Napolitano 1-6-7 Tough if repeats last 5-2 7 Mr Candyman D.Ackerman 2-8-1 A threat if on gait 12-1 8 Valdez E.Carlson 3-8-9 2nd time on lasix 5-1 6 Hellogottagobuhbye Tn.Schadel 5-5-5 Improved with hopples 8-1 4 Dream Kid M.Kakaley 2-1-x Back from Tioga Downs 4-1 2 Divas Photo S.Allard 3-5-1 No pictures tonight 7-2 5 Anastasia Willie M.Romano 6-3-3 Tends to tire 6-1 3 Corky Duke M.Simons 7-8-8 Wait for basketball season 15-1 9 Dj John Boy T.Jackson 6-6-3 Left out to dry 20-1 Sixth-$13,000 N/W Clm.Pace;clm.price $18,000 3 Padre Manuel G.Napolitano 2-5-3 Naps choice is mine too 3-1 2 Card Knock Life M.Kakaley 5-3-8 One of many George opted off 5-1 7 Darth Quaider M.Miller 7-3-2 Sent by team Miller 4-1 1 Modern Gesture A.Napolitano 8-5-1 Fits well with these 5-2 5 Kamanche Moon T.Jackson 7-3-2 Been racing at Harrahs 6-1 9 Taillight Hanover A.McCarthy 4-8-1 Swallowed up 10-1 8 Dragon Tattoo K.Wallis 9-5-4 Fallen off the ladder 15-1 4 Sawbuck J.Antonelli 8-8-6 Distanced 20-1 Seventh-$10,000 Clm.Trot;clm.price $12,500 9 Must Be Psychic E.Carlson 1-1-2 On a roll 9-2 4 Ballykeel Mike T.Jackson 2-2-4 Coming to life 6-1 6 Victors Future A.Napolitano 1-3-4 Another finding a pulse 3-1 2 Guilford M.Simons 4-5-9 Debuts for a new barn 10-1 3 Master Begonia K.Wallis 2-8-2 10yr old keeps plugging 7-2 5 Not To Be Denied A.McCarthy 7-2-7 Joins the Reynolds stable 4-1 8 Sneaky G.Napolitano 8-4-7 Fooling no one 20-1 7 Mr Caviar M.Kakaley 4-7-1 Out to dinner 8-1 1 Dolce Ducci M.Miller 8-7-7 Not today 15-1 Eighth-$15,000 Cond.Pace;n/w 4 pm races life 3 Craven The Beach H.Parker 2-2-9 Holds on 9-2 5 Humility M.Kakaley 7-3-2 From powerful Alagna barn 4-1 8 Axiom Hanover A.McCarthy 7-7-6 Looking for early season form 10-1 7 Lupara S.Allard 3-7-3 Burned cash in Philly 8-1 4 Hes A Lock J.Pavia 1-1-4 A fan favorite 6-1 2 Bettor B E.Carlson 6-1-6 Andy opted off 3-1 1 Beachfront G.Napolitano 6-8-7 Not worth of the 7-2 ml 7-2 6 Tims Castoff K.Wallis 3-9-8 Off since Aug 11 15-1 9 Theindecentlawyer M.Miller 1-6-6 No chance 20-1 Ninth-$14,000 Clm.Hndcp Trot;clm.price $15-20,000 6 Famous Mark M.Miller 6-1-9 Got to like the name 4-1 3 Looking To Score M.Kakaley 5-6-2 Comes on in late stages 9-2 1 Sonny Mcdreamee S.Allard 3-3-5 Worth a look 7-2 5 Bloomfieldcantifly G.Napolitano 7-7-1 Recent Pena re-claim 3-1 2 Reckon Im Ready A.McCarthy 7-3-2 Tough one to guage 10-1 7 Dc Northern T.Jackson 4-8-1 Harmon training at .248 8-1 9 Iron Will M.Simons 8-5-2 Levels off 6-1 4 Sunland Dakota E.Carlson 8-6-7 Wrong part of town 15-1 8 Prairie Big John J.Pavia 9-8-2 Ill pass on 20-1 Tenth-$15,000 Cond.Pace;n/w 4 pm races life 7 Net Ten Eom G.Napolitano 5-4-2 Soft group the difference 5-2 1 Conors Concord S.Allard 3-4-1 Race is for place 5-1 5 Tsm Crusin Usa A.McCarthy 3-2-1 Reunites with McCarthy 3-1 6 Lotsa Chrome M.Kakaley 4-2-1 Did ok vs similar stock 10-1 3 Someplace Special E.Carlson 8-7-3 Tough guy to figure out 4-1 4 Im Banksy T.Jackson 4-2-1 Jackson down to just .136 12-1 2 Sawbuck Hanover K.Wallis 5-3-1 NY invader 15-1 8 Allaboutme Hanover A.Napolitano 7-5-1 About to be defeated 6-1 9 Troon M.Simons 7-4-8 Slows to a crawl 20-1 Eleventh-$9,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $4,000 last 5 2 Art Z A.McCarthy 4-6-1 Adams barn still warm 3-1 1 Ryan Again S.Allard 3-6-4 Been drawing poorly 6-1 8 Iwannarace Hanover M.Kakaley 5-6-2 Too little, too late 7-2 7 Cheyenne Knight M.Simons 3-5-7 Doesnt like to win 4-1 4 Really Rockin M.Miller 9-1-1 Bounced off those 2 scores 9-2 5 Take A Walk E.Carlson 4-7-9 Cant even crawl there 10-1 6 Roaring Rei G.Napolitano 5-5-4 Very pedestrian 15-1 3 Allstar Shark M.Romano 3-8-4 Demoted 8-1 9 Market Force J.Pavia 6-8-8 Completes lackluster group 20-1 Twelfth-$11,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $6,000 last 5 7 Jims Guy G.Napolitano 1-5-5 Finds another gear 3-1 8 Blended Whiskey A.Napolitano 4-5-6 Free falls in class 5-2 6 Master Of Desire M.Simons 3-2-8 Looking for that cover 6-1 9 Fall Toy D.Rawlings 6-5-2 Rawlings in for the mount 10-1 1 Sniper Seelster E.Carlson 5-8-3 Erics choice over 3 & 6 12-1 5 Southern Sport J.Pavia 3-5-3 Just not lasting 5-1 2 Achillies Blue Chip M.Kakaley 2-5-1 In with tough field 4-1 3 Open Water A.McCarthy 6-2-7 Sinking fast 15-1 4 Eagle Jolt M.Miller 6-9-6 Well beaten last several 20-1 Thirteenth-$12,000 Cond.Pace;n/w 1 pm race life 5 Vidal Hanover S.Allard 5-5-4 Starts off late double 3-1 7 High And Tight G.Napolitano 2-3-9 Just missed the plate 4-1 4 Employess Go Wild M.Simons 3-9-4 Looking for show dough 9-2 2 Native Lights A.McCarthy 8-3-4 Winless in 13 prior 7-2 9 Prince Palani E.Carlson 3-2-4 Nine post a killer 15-1 8 Officially Crazy K.Wallis 4-5-3 Slow in final stanza 6-1 1 Hunt N Save T.Jackson 6-5-7 Keep on looking 8-1 3 Flopart M.Kakaley 7-7-9 Flops 10-1 6 Snoop M.Romano 3-8-5 One more race to go 20-1 Fourteenth-$9,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $4,000 last 5 8 Poker Hat G.Napolitano 3-4-8 Nap takes finale 3-1 2 Mega Lightning A.McCarthy 6-7-9 Down a peg in class 5-2 1 Waylon Hanover K.Wallis 2-9-7 Nice speed try at Harrahs 4-1 3 Rajis Blue Line A.Napolitano 3-5-6 Has to reach for a tad more 5-1 5 Golden Gun E.Carlson 1-5-1 Never better 10-1 4 Banging The Drum J.Antonelli 5-7-7 Banged around 15-1 6 Joltin Colt M.Kakaley 7-5-4 Bolts 6-1 7 City Pie T.Jackson 2-3-7 Auto-toss 12-1 9 Thanks For Stoppin S.Allard 5-4-3 See you tomorrow 20-1

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Through Sept. 22 Points 1, Matt Kenseth, 2,111. 2, Kyle Busch, 2,097. 3, Jimmie Johnson, 2,093. 4, Carl Edwards, 2,075. 5, Greg Biffle, 2,073. 6, Kevin Harvick, 2,072. 7, Kurt Busch, 2,071. 8, Jeff Gordon, 2,069. 9, Ryan Newman, 2,064. 10, Clint Bowyer, 2,063. 11, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2,049. 12, Joey Logano, 2,042. 13, Kasey Kahne, 2,040. 14, Brad Keselowski, 792. 15, Jamie McMurray, 786. 16, Martin Truex Jr., 752. 17, Paul Menard, 742. 18, Aric Almirola, 719. 19, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 700. 20, Jeff Burton, 694. Money 1, Jimmie Johnson, $7,300,667. 2, Kyle Busch, $5,730,671. 3, Matt Kenseth, $5,598,408. 4, Kevin Harvick, $5,100,470. 5, Brad Keselowski, $5,070,877. 6, Carl Edwards, $4,820,469. 7, Jeff Gordon, $4,621,051. 8, Ryan Newman, $4,587,372. 9, Dale Earnhardt Jr., $4,521,373. 10, Joey Logano, $4,500,493. 11, Martin Truex Jr., $4,444,379. 12, Clint Bowyer, $4,421,302. 13, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., $4,302,181. 14, Kasey Kahne, $4,292,529. 15, Kurt Busch, $4,146,393. 16, Aric Almirola, $4,048,588. 17, Greg Biffle, $4,011,939. 18, Jamie McMurray, $3,931,813. 19, Juan Pablo Montoya, $3,923,756. 20, Paul Menard, $3,820,356.

NASCAR SPRiNT CUP lEADERS

bowling
MODERN lANES Monday 6 p.m. league Team Standings: 1. 245 (5-1); 2. Sleeping Dogs (5-1); 3. 5 (4-2); 4. Marks Pro Shop (4-2); 5. Trimblett Security (2-4); 6. No Code (2-4); 7. Santey Builders (1-5); 8. Strikeforce (1-5). Scratch Game: 1. Mark Mancini (300); 2. Charles Cairl (299); 3. Stan Klecha Jr. (279). Scratch Series: 1. Mark Mancini (800); 2. Charles Cairl (788); 3. Stan Klecha Jr. (736). Jack Kosick Memorial Mixed league Team Standings: 1. Team 6 (12-4); 2. Team 8 (11-5); 3. Marks Pro Shop (9-7); 4. Buccaneers (9-7); 5. RC Baldrica PA (6-10); 6. Turkey Season (6-10); 7. Jacks Amigos (5-11); 8. Team 7 (3-13). Scratch Game Men: 1. Joe Partash (267); 2. Robert Baldrica Jr. (257); 3. Paul Simkulak (245). Scratch Game Women: 1. Care Eipper (220); 2. Mary Ann Olenick (180); 3. Laura Hall (177). Scratch Series Men: 1. Robert Baldrica Jr. (717); 2. Joe Partash (645); 3. Paul Simkulak (620). Scratch Series Women: 1. Care Eipper (615); 2. Linda Searfoss (494); 3. Mary Ann Olenick (493).

Nanticoke at Coughlin Wyoming Valley West at Meyers HiGH SCHOOl GiRlS VOllEYBAll Dallas at Hazleton Area Meyers at Crestwood, 4:30 p.m. Wyoming Area at Lake-Lehman Wyoming Valley West at Delaware Valley COllEGE GOlF Wilkes, Kings at Scranton (Glenmaura), 1 p.m. COllEGE FiElD HOCKEY Misericordia at Haverford, 4 p.m. Wilkes at Albright, 4 p.m. COllEGE MENS SOCCER Lebanon Valley at Misericordia, 7 p.m. COllEGE WOMENS SOCCER Misercordia at Elizabethtown, 4:30 p.m. Wilkes at Susquehanna, 7 p.m. COllEGE WOMENS TENNiS Baptist Bible at Kings, 3 p.m. Susquehanna at Misericordia, 3:30 p.m.

COllEGE WOMENS VOllEYBAll Medgar Evers, St. Josephs Brooklyn at Kings, 11 a.m. LCCC at Northampton, noon LCCC vs. Delaware at Northampton, following first match Misericordia at Lycoming Tournament Wilkes vs. New Jersey City at Keystone, 2 p.m.

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7 p.m. CSN Philadelpiha at Miami SNY N.Y. Mets at Cincinnati WQMY, WWOR Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees 8 p.m. ROOT Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. NHL Preseason, New Jersey at Philadelphia 9 p.m. MSG Preseason, N.Y. Rangers at Edmonton 10 p.m. NHL Preseason, Vancouver at San Jose

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THURSDAY
HiGH SCHOOl FiElD HOCKEY Berwick at Tunkhannock GAR at Pittston Area Meyers at Elk Lake HiGH SCHOOl BOYS SOCCER Meyers at Coughlin, 7 p.m. at Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium HiGH SCHOOl GiRlS SOCCER Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Valley West, 1 p.m. HiGH SCHOOl GiRlS VOllEYBAll Berwick at Nanticoke Coughlin at Hanover Area MMI Prep at Holy Redeemer, 4:30 p.m. Pittston Area at GAR Tunkhannock at North Pocono COllEGE FiElD HOCKEY Cedar Crest at Kings, 7 p.m. COllEGE GOlF PSUAC at PSU Wilkes-Barre, 10 a.m. COllEGE WOMENS VOllEYBAll Kings at Staten Island, 6 p.m. LCCC at Lackawanna, 6 p.m. Misericordiat at SUNY Cortland, 4 p.m. Penn College at PSU Hazleton, 7 p.m. HiGH SCHOOl FOOTBAll (7 p.m.) Coughlin at Wyoming Valley West Lake-Lehman at Meyers Nanticoke at Wyoming Area Northwest at Hanover Area Pittston Area at Hazleton Area Selinsgrove at Berwick Tunkhannock at Crestwood HiGH SCHOOl FiElD HOCKEY Crestwood at Coughlin Dallas at Honesdale Delaware Valley at Wyoming Seminary Holy Redeemer at Lackawanna Trail Nanticoke at Abington Heights Wyoming Valley West at Wallenpaupack HiGH SCHOOl GOlF WVC Team Tournament Coughlin, Crestwood, Dallas, Holy Redeemer, Lake-Lehman at Fox Hill, 8:30 a.m. HiGH SCHOOl BOYS SOCCER Dallas at Hazleton Area Hanover Area at Berwick Lake-Lehman at Tunkhannock, 6 p.m. at the football stadium MMI Prep at GAR Nanticoke at Wyoming Area HiGH SCHOOl GiRlS SOCCER Berwick at Dallas Nanticoke at Hazleton Area Tunkhannock at Pittston Area HiGH SCHOOl GiRlS VOllEYBAll Crestwood at Hazleton Area, 4:30 p.m. Delaware Valley at Wyoming Area Lake-Lehman at Dallas COllEGE CO-ED SOCCER PSU Hazleton at PSU Wilkes-Barre, 4 p.m. COllEGE MENS TENNiS Wilkes at Scranton Tournament COllEGE WOMENS VOllEYBAll Misericordia at Lycoming Tournament Wilkes vs. Sarah Lawrence at Keystone, 4 p.m. Wilkes at Keystone, 6 p.m.

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baseball
SUNDAYS lATE BOx SCORES
Brewers 6, Cardinals 4 St. louis AB R H Bi BB SO Avg. M.Carpenter 2b 3 2 2 1 2 1 .324 Jay cf 5 0 2 0 0 1 .269 Beltran rf 3 0 1 1 2 1 .297 Ma.Adams 1b 5 0 0 0 0 3 .278 Y.Molina c 3 1 1 0 1 1 .315 Freese 3b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .265 Descalso ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .235 S.Robinson lf 3 0 0 1 0 0 .248 J.Kelly p 2 0 0 1 0 1 .129 Axford p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Chambers ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143 Totals 32 4 8 4 5 9 Milwaukee AB R H Bi BB SO Avg. Aoki rf 2 3 2 1 2 0 .287 Gennett 2b 4 1 2 1 0 1 .323 Lucroy 1b 3 1 1 1 0 0 .281 Y.Betancourt 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 Ar.Ramirez 3b 4 0 1 1 0 0 .276 C.Gomez cf 4 0 1 1 0 0 .282 L.Schafer lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .217 Bianchi ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .241 Maldonado c 4 1 0 0 0 1 .167 W.Peralta p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .140 D.Hand p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 a-J.Francisco ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .228 Kintzler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Henderson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 31 6 8 5 2 3 St. louis 001 002 0014 8 3 Milwaukee 220 000 20x6 8 0 a-grounded out for D.Hand in the 7th. b-struck out for Axford in the 9th. EY.Molina (4), Freese (11), J.Kelly (3). LOB St. Louis 9, Milwaukee 5. 2BAoki (17), Gennett (11), Lucroy (24). 3BC.Gomez (10). HRM. Carpenter (11), off W.Peralta. RBIsM.Carpenter (77), Beltran (82), S.Robinson (13), J.Kelly (2), Aoki (34), Gennett (19), Lucroy (79), Ar.Ramirez (48), C.Gomez (69). SBC.Gomez (37). SW. Peralta. SFS.Robinson, J.Kelly, Lucroy. Runners left in scoring positionSt. Louis 5 (S.Robinson, Ma.Adams 3, M.Carpenter); Milwaukee 4 (L.Schafer, Lucroy,Ar.Ramirez, Maldonado). RISPSt. Louis 2 for 7; Milwaukee 2 for 11. GIDPBeltran, Ar.Ramirez. DPSt. Louis 1 (M.Carpenter, Ma.Adams); Milwaukee 1 (Lucroy, Bianchi, W.Peralta). St. louis iP H R ER BB SO NP ERA J.Kelly L, 9-5 7 7 6 3 2 2 95 2.81 Axford 1 1 0 0 0 1 13 4.08 Milwaukee iP H R ER BB SO NP ERA W.Peralta W, 11-15 5 5 3 3 5 3 88 4.37 D.Hand H, 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 21 3.56 Kintzler H, 25 1 0 0 0 0 1 18 2.84 Hendrsn S, 26-30 1 3 1 1 0 2 27 2.64 W.Peralta pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. Inherited runners-scoredD.Hand 3-2. HBP by W.Peralta (Freese). WPW.Peralta. UmpiresHome,Ted Barrett; First, Mike DiMuro; Second, Scott Barry; Third, Alfonso Marquez. T3:00. A27,389 (41,900). Nationals 5, Marlins 4 Game 2 Miami AB R H Bi BB SO Avg. D.Solano 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .255 Lucas 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .254 Yelich lf 4 1 1 1 0 2 .281 Stanton rf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .253 Ruggiano cf 4 1 1 1 0 1 .223 Coghlan 3b 2 0 0 0 2 1 .253 Hechavarria ss 4 0 1 1 0 1 .228 K.Hill c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .163 Flynn p 1 0 1 0 0 0 .400 a-Pierre ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 R.Webb p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 Da.Jennings p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Caminero p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Morrison ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .246 A.Ramos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --e-Dobbs ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .229 S.Dyson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 33 4 8 4 3 9 Washington AB R H Bi BB SO Avg. Span cf 5 1 2 3 0 1 .281 Zimmerman 3b 5 0 1 1 0 0 .283 Werth rf 5 0 2 0 0 2 .319 2-E.Perez pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Harper lf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .279 Desmond ss 3 0 1 0 2 0 .286 W.Ramos c 4 0 1 0 1 0 .280 T.Moore 1b 1 0 0 0 1 1 .220 1-Kobernus pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 .167 Ad.LaRoche 1b 0 0 0 0 1 0 .239 Rendon 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .263

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Strasburg p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .152 b-Lombardozzi ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 .256 Stammen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Clippard p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Tracy ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .184 R.Soriano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 35 5 9 4 5 7 Miami 110 100 0104 8 2 Washington 002 002 0015 9 0 One out when winning run scored. a-flied out for Flynn in the 5th. b-doubled for Strasburg in the 6th. c-walked for Caminero in the 7th. d-flied out for Clippard in the 8th. e-struck out for A.Ramos in the 9th. 1-ran for T.Moore in the 6th. 2-ran for Werth in the 9th. ECoghlan 2 (3). LOBMiami 5, Washington 12. 2BD.Solano (13), Yelich (12), Stanton (25), Werth (24), Lombardozzi (15). HRRuggiano (18), off Strasburg. RBIsYelich (15), Stanton (58), Ruggiano (48), Hechavarria (39), Span 3 (47), Zimmerman (77). SBCoghlan (1), Span (19), E.Perez (1), Desmond 2 (21). SStrasburg. Runners left in scoring positionMiami 3 (K.Hill, Hechavarria, Coghlan); Washington 6 (Span 2, W.Ramos 2, Werth, Rendon). RISPMiami 2 for 8; Washington 4 for 15. Runners moved upLucas, Yelich, Desmond. GIDPD.Solano 2. DPWashington 2 (Zimmerman, Rendon, T.Moore), (Rendon, Desmond, Ad.LaRoche). Miami iP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Flynn 4 4 2 2 3 5 79 8.50 R.Webb 1 1-3 2 2 2 0 0 25 3.03 Da.Jennings BS, 2-20 1 0 0 0 0 6 3.83 Caminero 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 11 3.00 A.Ramos 2 1 0 0 1 1 37 3.23 S.Dyson L, 0-2 1-3 1 1 0 1 0 16 9.00 Washington iP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Strasburg 6 6 3 3 2 6 109 3.02 Stammen H, 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 10 2.79 Clippard BS, 3-3 1 2 1 1 0 2 28 2.44 R.Soriano W, 3-3 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 3.15 Da.Jennings pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Inherited runners-scoredDa.Jennings 2-2, Caminero 1-0. IBBoff S.Dyson (Desmond). HBPby R.Webb (T.Moore). WPFlynn 2. UmpiresHome, Adrian Johnson; First, Bill Welke; Second, Brian ONora; Third, David Rackley. T3:21. A34,824 (41,418).

golf
USGA SENiOR AMATEUR CHAMPiONSHiP
Senior Amateur Results Monday At Wade Hampton Golf Club Cashiers, N.C. Yardage: 6,842; Par 72 Round of 64 Upper Bracket Chip Lutz, Reading, Pa. (138) def. Mike Peck, Irving, Texas (156), 4 and 3. Paul Schlachter, Pittsburgh (152) def. James Lehman, Minnetonka, Minn. (152), 2 and 1. Robert Valerio, Hawthorne, Calif. (150) def. Neil Vanleeuwen, Tarpon Springs, Fla. (154), 3 and 1. Hill Adams, Katy, Texas (150) def. James Gallagher, Yorktown, Va. (154), 5 and 3. Brady Exber, Las Vegas (147) def. Vinny Giles, Richmond, Va. (155), 19 holes. John Long, Centreville, Va. (154) def. George Marucci Jr., Villanova, Pa. (152), 3 and 1. Ray Thompson, Drexel Hill, Pa. (155) def. Randal Lewis, Alma, Mich. (148), 2 and 1. Bev Hargraves, Helena, Ark. (151) def. Michael Mercier, Juno Beach, Fla. (154), 4 and 3. Rick Cloninger, Fort Mill, S.C. (146) def. Jon Tingley, Flemington, N.J. (156), 2 and 1. Don Erickson III, Dubois, Pa. (153) def. David Holmes, Sutton, Mass., 7 and 5. Bill Leonard, Dallas, Ga. (149) def. Rusty Brown, Phoenix (154), 1 up. Mike Booker, The Woodlands, Texas (151) def. Mark Macejko, Vass, N.C. (154), 3 and 2. Daniel Arvanitis, Manchester, N.H. (146) def. Greg Congdon, Great Barrington, Mass. (156), 1 up. Peter Wegmann, Sea Ranch Lakes, Fla. (153) def. Mickey Jones, Odessa, Texas (152), 4 and 3. Douglas Hanzel, Savannah, Ga. (149) def. David Pohlmann, Louisville, Ky. (155), 19 holes. Mike Poe, Athens, Tenn. (151) def. Mike Greer, Birmingham, Ala. (154), 5 and 4.< lower Bracket Jack Hall, Sea Island, Ga. (145) def. Thomas Dicinti, Voorhees, N.J. (156), 19 holes. Robert Parmar, Fairhope, Ala. (153) def. Larry Daniels, Seattle (152), 6 and 5. Curt Knorr, Dunwoody, Ga. (154) def. Ken Palladino, Dunedin, Fla. (150), 19 holes. Patrick Tallent, Vienna, Va. (150) def. Ted Smith, Wilkinson, Ind. (154), 2 up. Buzz Fly, Memphis, Tenn. (147) def. Stephen Sharpe, Greensboro, N.C. (155), 5 and 4. Allan Small, Florham Park, N.J. (155) def. Peach Reynolds, Austin, Texas (148), 3 and 2. Edward Steiber, Cincinnati (151) def. Mark Burden, Atlanta (154), 3 and 2.< To be completed Patrick Duncan, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (152) vs. Casey Boyns, Monterey, Calif. (153). Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C. (146) vs. Tom Schultz, Trinidad, Colo. (156). Pat ODonnell, Happy Valley, Ore. (152) vs. Mike Raymond, Jackson, Mich. (153) Craig Calkins, Manhattan Beach, Calif. (150) vs. Michael Turner, Sherman Oaks, Calif. (154) David Nelson, Reno, Nev. (150) vs. Harry Ramirez, San Antonio (154) David Szewczul, Farmington, Conn. (146) vs. David Schultz, Canada (156) Neil Spitalny, Chattanooga, Tenn. (152) vs. Jim Rollefson, Franklin, Wis. (153) Michael Hughett, Owasso, Okla. (149) vs. Don Donatoni, Malvern, Pa. (155) Tom Norton, Muscatine, Iowa (151) vs. George Zahringer, New York City (154) BlUE RiDGE GOlF COURSE Blue Chip ladies Golf league low Gross Tournament Results First Flight: Diane Colescott Second Flight: Joanne Franchetti Third Flight: Dee Kovaleski Fourth Flight: Erin Gallagher Birdies: Joanne Franchetti (Blue 1), Kerrie Wincek (Ridge 4). iREM COUNTRY ClUB Womens Golf Association Odd Score Tournament Results First Flight: Jane Sileski Second Flight: Gretchen Watters Third Flight: Ellen Preece Chip-ins: Jane Sileski (Hole 2), Ruthie Roberts (Hole 14, Hole 18), Gretchen Watters (Hole 18), Patricia Xenabis (Hole 14). Putting Prize: Mary Ann Stelma (32) WYOMiNG VAllEY COUNTRY ClUB Better Ball of Partners Tournament Results First Flight: Cassie Obeid/Natalie Sokoloski Second Flight: Karen Kempinski/Sallie Price Third Flight: Pat Alansky/Becky Kulbaski Fourth Flight: Dorothy Simon/Marie Mihalos Fifth Flight: Rose Senunas/Lisa Miller Birdies: Connie Rado (Hole 3), Natalie Sokoloski (Hole 17), Cassie Obeid (Hole 13), Linda Shypulefski (Hole 13), Sallie Price (Hole 15), Carol Lippincott (Hole 7), Karen Kempinski (Hole 10, Hole 14, Hole 17). Chip-ins: Natalie Sokoloski (Hole 4), Connie Rado (Hole 3), Nancy McLaughlin (Hole 14), Dorothy Callahan (Hole 5), Peg Thomas (Hole 13, Hole 16).

transactions
BASEBAll
American league TAMPA BAY RAYS Designated RHP J.D. Martin for assignment. Reinstated RHP Jesse Crain from the 60-day DL. National league PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Placed RHP Kyle Kendrick on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sept. 14. American Association EL PASO DIABLOS Traded INF Maikol Gonzalez, C Sergio Burruel and RHP Jake Meiers to Lincoln for cash. ST. PAUL SAINTS Released RHP Mike Koons and C Chris Manning.

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National Basketball Association MIAMI HEAT Signed G Larry Drew II.

FOOTBAll
National Football league ARIZONA CARDINALS Placed LBs Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander on injured reserve. Signed LB Dontay Moch from the practice squad. BUFFALO BILLS Placed DE Alex Carrington on injured reserve. GREEN BAY PACKERS Released WR Jeremy Ross. MINNESOTA VIKINGS Placed FB Zach Line on injured reserve. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Signed DE Rob Ninkovich to a three-year contract extension through 2016. OAKLAND RAIDERS Promoted G Lamar Mady from the practice squad. Placed TE David Ausberry on injured reserve. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES Signed WR Will Murphy to the practice squad. Released OL Isaac Remington from the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Placed TE Luke Stocker on injured reserve. Activated RB Jeff Demps from the exempt/commissioners permission list. Arena Football league LA KISS Named Schuyler Hoversten president. Ultimate indoor Football league FLORIDA TARPONS Signed WR Carlos Singleton.

football
NATiONAl FOOTBAll lEAGUE
East AMERiCAN CONFERENCE W 3 3 2 1 W 2 2 2 0 W 2 2 1 0 l 0 0 1 2 l 1 1 1 3 l 1 1 2 3 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 Pct 1.000 1.000 .667 .333 Pct .667 .667 .667 .000 Pct .667 .667 .333 .000 New England Miami N.Y. Jets Buffalo South Houston Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville North Cincinnati Baltimore Cleveland Pittsburgh West PF 59 74 55 65 PF 70 68 60 28 PF 75 71 47 42 PF 71 90 36 78 PF 83 79 54 67 PF 70 68 71 34 PF 95 82 96 81 PF 86 58 44 56 PA 34 53 50 73 PA 82 48 56 92 PA 64 64 64 76 PA 34 50 30 81 PA 55 86 115 98 PA 38 36 74 57 PA 74 69 88 96 PA 27 86 84 79

HOCKEY
National Hockey league BUFFALO SABRES Assigned Fs Mike Zigomanis and Matt Ellis; D Brayden McNabb, Chad Ruhwedel and Drew Bagnall; and G Matt Hackett to Rochester (AHL). CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Assigned Fs Mark McNeill, Garret Ross and Alex Broadhurst; D Dylan Olsen, Klas Dahlbeck and Adam Clendening; and G Kent Simpson to Rockford (AHL). Returned F Teuvo Teravainen to Jokerit (SM-liiga-Finland) and F Ryan Hartman to Plymouth (OHL). Released D Viktor Svedberg. DALLAS STARS Assigned G Jack Campbell to Texas (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS Assigned Cs Riley Sheahan, Landon Ferraro and Louis-Marc Aubry; LW Triston Grant; RWs Luke Glendening and Teemu Pulkkinen; D Nathan Paetsch and Alexey Marchenko; and G Jared Coreau to Grand Rapids (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS Loaned F Eric Selleck to San Antonio (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS Assigned RWs Patrick Cehlin, Teemu Pulkkinen and Miikka Salomaki; Cs Joonas Rask and Colton Sissons; D Joonas Jarvinen; and LW Austin Watson to Milwaukee (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES Signed F Brenden Morrow to a one-year contract. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Signed LW Mason Raymond to a one-year contract. WASHINGTON CAPITALS Signed D Connor Carrick to a three-year, entry-level contract.

SATURDAY
HiGH SCHOOl FOOTBAll Williamsport at Dallas, 1 p.m. Holy Redeemer at GAR, 7 p.m. HiGH SCHOOl FiElD HOCKEY Pittston Area at Elk Lake Tunkhannock at Meyers Wyoming Area at Hazleton Area, 11 a.m. Donegal at Wyoming Seminary, 11:30 a.m. HiGH SCHOOl BOYS SOCCER Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Seminary, 1:30 p.m. Crestwood at Wyoming Valley West, 1 p.m. HiGH SCHOOl GiRlS SOCCER Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Seminary Wyoming Area at Crestwood HiGH SCHOOl GiRlS VOllEYBAll Marian Catholic at Holy Redeemer, 10 a.m. COllEGE FOOTBAll Albright at Kings, 1 p.m. Wilkes at Misericordia, 1 p.m. COllEGE CROSS COUNTRY LCCC, PSUAC at PSU Wilkes-Barre, noon COllEGE FiElD HOCKEY Kings at Eastern, 1 p.m. Manhattanville at Wilkes, 1 p.m. COllEGE MENS SOCCER Elizabethtown at Wilkes, 3:30 p.m. Marywood at Kings, 7:30 p.m. Misericordia at Messiah, 7 p.m. COllEGE WOMENS SOCCER Arcadia at Misericordia, 5 p.m. Lebanon Valley at Kings, 4:30 p.m. COllEGE MENS TENNiS Kings, Wilkes at Scranton Invitational COllEGE WOMENS TENNiS Wilkes at Bloomsburg Tournament Misericordia at Goucher Tournament

local calendar
TUESDAY
HiGH SCHOOl FiElD HOCKEY Crestwood at Lake-Lehman, 7 p.m. Elk Lake at Northwest Meyers at Northwest Montrose at Berwick Pittston Area at Tunkhannock HiGH SCHOOl GiRlS SOCCER Meyers at Wyoming Area HiGH SCHOOl GiRlS VOllEYBAll GAR at Tunkhannock Hanover Area at MMI Prep Holy Redeemer at Berwick, 4:30 p.m. North Pocono at Nanticoke COllEGE FiElD HOCKEY Kings at Marywood, 4 p.m. COllEGE CO-ED SOCCER PSU Wilkes-Barre at PSU Schuylkill, 4 p.m. COllEGE MENS SOCCER Wilkes at Elmira, 4 p.m. PSU York at PSU Hazleton, 6 p.m. COllEGE WOMENS VOllEYBAll Kings at Delaware Valley, 7 p.m. LCCC at Manor, 7 p.m. Misericordia at FDU-Florham, 7 p.m. Wilkes at Manhattanville, 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
HiGH SCHOOl CROSS COUNTRY MMI Prep/Dallas/GAR/Pittston/Wyoming Area/Crestwood at MMI Prep, 4:15 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Northwest, 4:15 p.m. HiGH SCHOOl FiElD HOCKEY Abington Heights at Wyoming Valley West, 6:30 p.m. Coughlin at Delaware Valley Hazleton Area at Nanticoke Honesdale at Holy Redeemer Lackawanna Trail at Wyoming Area Wallenpaupack at Lake-Lehman Wyoming Seminary at Dallas HiGH SCHOOl BOYS SOCCER Hazleton Area at Crestwood, 7 p.m. Wyoming Seminary at Meyers Lake-Lehman at Dallas Nanticoke at Hanover Area Pittston Area at Tunkhannock Wyoming Area at MMI Prep HiGH SCHOOl GiRlS SOCCER Dallas at Lake-Lehman Hanover Area at Tunkhannock Hazleton Area at Wyoming Seminary

W l T Pct Kansas City 3 0 0 1.000 Denver 2 0 0 1.000 Oakland 1 1 0 .500 San Diego 1 2 0 .333 NATiONAl CONFERENCE East W l T Pct Dallas 2 1 0 .667 Philadelphia 1 2 0 .333 N.Y. Giants 0 3 0 .000 Washington 0 3 0 .000 South W l T Pct New Orleans 3 0 0 1.000 Carolina 1 2 0 .333 Atlanta 1 2 0 .333 Tampa Bay 0 3 0 .000 North W l T Pct Chicago 3 0 0 1.000 Detroit 2 1 0 .667 Green Bay 1 2 0 .333 Minnesota 0 3 0 .000 West W l T Pct Seattle 3 0 0 1.000 St. Louis 1 2 0 .333 San Francisco 1 2 0 .333 Arizona 1 2 0 .333 Thursdays Game Kansas City 26, Philadelphia 16 Sundays Games Tennessee 20, San Diego 17 New Orleans 31, Arizona 7 Dallas 31, St. Louis 7 Cleveland 31, Minnesota 27 Baltimore 30, Houston 9 Carolina 38, N.Y. Giants 0 Detroit 27, Washington 20 New England 23, Tampa Bay 3 Cincinnati 34, Green Bay 30 Miami 27, Atlanta 23 Indianapolis 27, San Francisco 7 Seattle 45, Jacksonville 17 N.Y. Jets 27, Buffalo 20 Chicago 40, Pittsburgh 23 Mondays Game Oakland at Denver, 8:40 p.m. Thursday, Sep. 26 San Francisco at St. Louis, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Sep. 29 N.Y. Giants at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Arizona at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

COllEGE
BRIDGEWATER (VA.) Announced the retirement of softball coach Donnie Fulk, effective at the end of the 2014 season. CHARLESTON SOUTHERN Named Roosevelt Lofton mens track and field coach. CLEMSON Named Robert Weir track and field assistant coach. HOLY CROSS Announced the retirement of director of athletic facilities Bob Neville. Promoted Nic Ryan to director of athletic facilities and Jessica Liebner to assistant director of athletic facilities. KANSAS Announced junior DL Marquel Combs was granted a release to transfer to schools outside of the Big 12 Conference. WINTHROP Named Steve Yang womens basketball director of operations.

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SPORTS

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 PAGE 3B

OSUs quarterback dilemma doesnt deter Wisconsin


By GENARO C. ARMAS
AP Sports Writer

MADISON, Wis. Its tough enough for a defense to have to prepare for Ohio State quarterback and Heisman Trophy nalist Braxton Miller. But Kenny Guiton, too? No. 23 Wisconsin (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) is up for the challenge. Whoever the quarterback is for Ohio State, its not going to change how the Badgers defense prepares for the Buckeyes this weekend at the Horseshoe. No, both good players, coach Gary Andersen said. Doesnt change our approach whatsoever with whichever quarterback is playing. Miller is recovering from a sprained medial-collateral ligament in his left knee thats forced him to miss most of the previous three games. Hes expected to be available for

Saturday nights game. The fourth-ranked Buckeyes havent missed a beat with Guiton, who has completed 67 percent of his passes for seven touchdowns and just one interception. I dont think it matters whoever is in there, Andersen said. Its still a tough offense regardless. The Badgers defense isnt too shabby, either. Wisconsin held Purdue last week to 180 total yards, and just 76 rushing yards per game overall. The veteran front seven played its best game of the year, and Wisconsin had four sacks after getting just one over its rst three games. Theres a big asterisk, though, to the statistics. The Badgers were dented for 352 yards receiving on 29 catches in their only loss of the season, a 32-30 defeat in Week 3 to highoctane Arizona State.

Still, Wisconsin did just enough to hang in there to get a chance to win in the end. And the steady Badgers have beaten up on opponents theyre supposed to overwhelm, showing no signs of letdown. I think weve been steady Eddie in games. Weve been through emotional moments. Weve been through tightly-contested games, Andersen said. I ask them every week, stay steady, stay right in the middle React to adversity and react to the good all in the same. Its a businesslike approach to a football game. Its an approach that seems to suit linebacker Chris Borland just ne. In front of microphones, Borland speaks in calm but condent tones, as if hes making a business presentation to a board of directors. The fth-year senior and Ohio native with a team-high 30 tackles has the sideline-to-sideline range that

may help defend Miller. Hes going to hurt you at some point, Borland said. Hes a great athlete. Borland points to stopping the run and keeping Miller contained as the top priorities. It worked last year to an extent, even if the Buckeyes beat the Badgers 21-14 in overtime. Miller was 10 of 18 passing for 97 yards in the game, and had another 48 yards rushing. He also was sacked three times for a loss of 27 yards. Im not the biggest fan of this, obviously, but we took some lighter, faster guys and put them in to try and keep (Miller) in the pocket, said 6-foot-3 nose guard Beau Allen. Hes listed at 325 pounds. I thought we kind of rattled him, and then when he did escape the pocket, did a great job of tracking him down. Borland has noticed a little bit of a

difference so far this year, with Ohio State taking more shots downeld and nding success on big plays. The Buckeyes are stretching teams horizontally and vertically. But Wisconsin has a new wrinkle of its own. Andersen has switched the Badgers to a 3-4 scheme. For the most part, his savvy veterans up front have picked it up quite well. The 3-4 might also add more quickness on the eld to help keep up with Miller. Or Guiton. I think we have the personnel more so this year, Borland said. Weve had four guys with their hands in the dirt (last year) and thats a little bit harder to contain option looks, spread looks. Three-4 works to our advantage. The Buckeyes might have to study up themselves to prepare for the unknown with the Badgers defense, too.

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GAR doubles up for tennis victory


Sems Joanlanne wins showdown
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Americans refuse to lose to New Zealand


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BERNIE WILSON SAN FRANCISCO Skipper Jimmy Spithill accelerated his 72-foot catamaran off the starting line and steered defending champion Oracle Team USA to its fth straight win against Emirates Team New Zealand on Monday to stay alive in the Americas Cup. The 34-year-old Spithill and his brain trust of Olympic gold medalists British tactician Ben Ainslie and Australian strategist Tom Slingsby kept the American-backed boat ahead the whole way around the ve-leg course on San Francisco Bay for a 33-second victory. Oracles remarkable comeback from what seemed like certain defeat has closed the Kiwis lead to 8-6 and no doubt has all of New Zealand on edge. Team New Zealand has been on match point since Wednesday, only to watch Spithill and Oracles improved 72-foot catamaran sail ahead in a determined attempt to keep the oldest trophy in international sports. Oracle Team USA, owned by software tycoon Larry Ellison, has won eight races. But it was docked two points for illegally modifying boats in warmup regattas called the Americas Cup World Series, so it needs three more wins to keep the Auld Mug. The regatta would be tied if Oracle hadnt been handed the harshest penalties in the 162-year history of the Americas Cup. Besides being docked two points, Oracle wing sail trimmer Dirk de Ridder was disqualied from the regatta and replaced by 24-year-old Kyle Langford four days before the match started. Because Race 16 was delayed a half-hour due to light wind, Race 17 was postponed until Tuesday. That gives the Kiwis another day to ponder what they need to do to avoid a collapse, and gives Oracle more time to keep rening its fast cat. Races 17 and 18, if necessary, are scheduled for Tuesday. Skipper Dean Barker had Emirates Team New Zealand in the favored leeward position crossing the starting line before Spithill, an Australian, got Oracle Team USA onto its hydrofoils, with both hulls out of the water, and sped into the lead sailing across the wind in front of the Golden Gate Bridge to the rst mark. Oracle increased its lead at each turning mark on the ve-leg course between the Golden Gate Bridge and the Embarcadero. Oracle Team USA has won seven of the last nine races, and nine of 11 since Spithill replaced American tactician John Kostecki with Ainslie, who won four straight Olympic gold medals to go with his silver medal from 1996. Ainslie clearly has good communications with Slingsby, who won a gold medal at the London Olympics. This Americas Cup stretched into its 17th day, making it the longest in history. The 2003 Americas Cup in Auckland, New Zealand, lasted 16 days and ended with Barker and the hard-luck Kiwis losing the silver trophy to Alinghi of Switzerland.

WILKES-BARRE GAR sealed a 3-2 girls tennis victory over Tunkhannock with a No. 2 doubles victory by Jessica Valencia and Vanessa Castillo. Valencia and Castillo came from behind for a 6-7, 6-2, 7-5 victory. The Grenadiers Raquel Sosa won the first singles by 6-4, 7-6. Tunkhannock received singles wins from Haley Puterbaugh at second singles and Brianna Gray in the third singles slot.
Hanover Area 3, Pittston Area 2

Hazleton Areas Gabrielle Ator starts a rush upfield against Wyoming Valley West on Monday night in Hazleton.

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Emily Rinehimer earned a 6-0, 6-1 victory at the first singles. Elise House posted a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles. Pittston Area received a 7-5, 7-5 win from Claudia Shandra at the third slot.
Coughlin 5, Wyoming Valley West 0

Coughlin took all ve matches from the Spartans. Erin ODay and Chloe Hutter cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 win at second doubles.
Wyoming Seminary 5, Crestwood 0

Nathalie Joanlanne captured a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Kristi Bowman in a battle of unbeatens and District 2 hopefuls during the top singles match and Madison Nardone won an exhaustive 7-6 (8), 7-6 (8) match at No. 2 singles to spark the Blue Knights. Megan Obeid and Alex Cuddy overcame an early set loss to win at rst doubles.
GAR 3, Tunkhannock 2 SINGLES 1. Raquel Sosa (GAR) d. Jill Patton 6-4, 7-6; 2. Haley Puterbaugh (TUN) d. Leticia Izaguirrie 6-4, 6-4; 3. Brianna Gray (TUN) d. Gisselle Huertero 6-1, 6-0. DOUBLES 1. Diane Lopez/Josmarlyn Rivas (GAR) d. Miranda Donavan/Kaitlyn Markovitz 7-5, 6-0; 2. Jessica Valencia/Vanessa Castillo (GAR) d. Jamie Smith/Ellie Kizma 6-7, 6-2, 7-5. Hanover Area 3, Pittston Area 2 SINGLES 1. Emily Rinehimer (HAN) d. Haleigh Zurek 6-0, 6-1; 2. Elise House (HAN) d. Elaina Menizhelli 6-3, 6-0; 3. Claudia Shandra (PA) d. Gabrielle Keating 7-5, 7-5. DOUBLES 1. Tatiana Supinski/Kari Scull (PA) d. Lauren Richmond/Marissa Kremenic 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-1; 2. Carmen Cesari/Sara Biller (HAN) d. Sara OHop/Kristen Captano 6-4, 6-2 Coughlin 5, Wyoming Valley West 0 SINGLES 1. Dana Schneider (COU) d. Laura Monto 6-3, 6-0; 2. Alia Sod (COU) d. Emily Coslett 6-1, 7-5; 3. Teagan Bigelow (COU) d. Bryden Peters 6-0, 6-2 DOUBLES 1. Kasie Cebula/Jade Matusick (COU) d. Alyssa Stelmark/Ryley Phillips 6-1, 6-0; 2. Erin ODay/ Chloe Hutter (COU) d. Kira Bidding/Nada Elbattah 6-1, 6-1 Wyoming Seminary 5, Crestwood 0 SINGLES 1. Nathalie Joanlanne (SEM) d. Kristi Bowman 6-0, 6-3; 2. Madison Nardone (SEM) d. Brittany Stanton 7-6 (8), 7-6 (8); 3. Jacqui Meuser (SEM) d. Rebecca Price 6-0, 6-0 DOUBLES 1. Megan Obeid/Alex Cuddy (SEM) d. Jennie Snyder/Stacie Snyder 4-6, 6-2, 6-4; 2. Christina Regis/ Michaela Pejzlova (SEM) d. Stephanie & Christine Machain 6-3, 4-6 (10-1).

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HAZLETON Talk about giving your team a lift. Call them aerials, call them throws, call them whatever you want, but Wyoming Valley West used a high-ying passing game combined with some impressive speed to knock Hazleton Area from the top spot in WVC Division 1-3A with a 5-1 victory in eld hockey action Monday night. Weve been practicing our passing a lot, said Spartans senior Alex Gonda, who had two goals. Were really condent with each other out there. We know where each other is going to be. This was probably the best weve been so far with our passing game. The win moves Coughlin back in front of the Class 3A group with a 6-1 league mark. The Crusaders defeated Dallas 1-0 in overtime earlier Monday. The Spartans are now 6-2 in WVC action and Hazleton Area stands at 5-2. Gonda struck twice in the rst seven minutes of the second half to break a 2-1 game open. The Spartans used long aerials from its defensive backs to start its transition offense. Then, in a fast-break style reminiscent of the Showtime Los Angeles Lakers, the ball was quickly worked upeld by the forwards in a combination of lead passes and crosses that found seams in the Cougars defense. Our defense is one of our strong points, Gonda said. The aerials (from Haley Gayoski and the defense) help get us the ball quickly. We couldnt run those (passing) plays like that if the defense doesnt get us the ball upeld. The rst goal came on a give-and-go with Danielle Grega, and the second, her

sixth of the year, came off a centering pass by Megan Kane. Trailing by a goal, Grega gave a great individual effort to knot the score midway through the rst half. The senior went the nal 30-plus yards after taking a lead pass from fellow senior Gonda. Grega dodged a pair of Cougars defenders, going to the right around one, then the left side of another. She nally went around keeper Kaitlyn McHugh to the glove side and red a shot into the vacated goal. Julia Usefara followed with her second goal of the season, which stood as the winner. She redirected a shot by Kane ve minutes after the Spartans got on the board to make it 2-1. After they got that lead, we knew we had to push harder, Gonda said. Theyre a really good team. Hazleton Area got the start it wanted, taking the early lead at home. The Cougars converted a penalty corner in the seventh minute as Kara Sanford scored her ninth goal of the year by slamming a rebound home. It seems when we need to come up with a goal, Kara has usually pulled it out for us, Hazleton Area coach Mary Kelly said. Tonight, she was there to get us started. The Cougars had other chances that Valley West keeper Alicia Moore left to a goalies best friends. Selena Garzios blast from the top of the circle clanged off the glove-side post late in the rst half, while her reversestick shot with 11 minutes to play ricocheted into the air off the crossbar. Hazleton did not give up, Kelly said. Im thrilled with that. They played through to the end. Thats a credit to them. We just couldnt match up with their speed.

Wyoming Valley West 5, Hazleton Area 1 Wyo. Valley West 2 3 5 Hazleton Area 1 0 1 first half 1. HAZ, Kara Sanford, 23:36; 2. WVW, Danielle Grega, 13:39; 3. WVW, Julia Usefara (Megan Kane), 8:38. Second half 4. WVW, Alex Gonda (Grega), 28:51; 5. WVW, Gonda (Kane), 23:17; 6. WVW, Grega, 11:06. Shots WVW 10; HAZ 7. Saves WVW 5 (Alicia Moore); HAZ 4 (Kaitlyn McHugh). Penalty corners WVW 5; HAZ 5.

Wyoming Seminary 3, Holy Redeemer 0

Ashleigh Thomas nished with two goals and an assist. Samantha Geroski had one score. Hunter Pitman enjoyed a two-goal affair. Jamielee Egli found the back of the cage for the Buckhorns.
Lake-Lehman 5, Abington Heights 0

Becca Schulman got the Blue Knights on the board, then Gabby Grossman scored twice as Sem stormed to victory by getting all three goals in the rst half. Mackenzie Gagliardi made 10 saves in the crease to record the shutout.
Lackawanna Trail 2, Nanticoke 1

Madison Lee tied the game with a goal in the second half, then Daria Lewandowski scored the winner with little more than six minutes to play to lift Trail. The goal give Nanticoke the lead little more than 10 minutes into the game. Maddy ODonahue made nine stops in goal for the Trojans.
Coughlin 1, Dallas 0, OT

Kelsey Gabriele ended the scoreless drought with a gamewinning goal with 8:18 remaining in overtime. Kyra Castano assisted the play to advance the Crusaders. Lily Amadio made ve stops for Dallas. MKensie Lee thwarted 19 Mountaineer attempts.
Wyoming Area 3, Honesdale 1

Drew Bednarski scored two goals, including the insurance marker, for the Warriors. Grace Angelella supplied a goal and an assist. Carrie Pozaic let up one goal on 12 shots. Ally Meyer tallied the only goal for the Hornets.
Crestwood 8, Wallenpaupack 1

Crestwoods Marissa Surdy scored two goals in the games rst three minutes. Surdy had three goals and an assist, and

Wyoming Seminary 3, Holy Redeemer 0 Holy Redeemer 0 0 0 Wyoming Seminary 3 0 3 first half 1. SEM, Becca Schulman (Molly Turner), 2:46; 2. SEM, Gabby Grossman (Becca Weinstock), 17:38; 3. SEM, Grossman (Natalie Lefkowicz), 19:26. Shots HR 11; SEM 27. Saves HR 7 (Holly Slowik); SEM 10 (Mackenzie Gagliardi). Penalty corners HR 5; SEM 12. Lackawanna Trail 2, Nanticoke 1 Nanticoke 1 0 1 Lackawanna Trail 0 2 2 first half 1. NAN, Savannah Oliver (Amber Grobowski), 19:36. Second half 2. LT, Madison Lee (Nicole Rosa), 14:12; 3. LT, Daria Lewandowski (Gabby Truesdale), 6:07. Shots NAN 6; LT 14. Saves NAN 9 (Maddy ODonahue); LT 3 (Kerrigan Buck). Penalty corners NAN 4; LT 12. Coughlin 1, Dallas 0 (OT) Dallas 0 0 0 0 Coughlin 0 0 0 1 Overtime 1. COU, Kelsey Gabriele (Kyra Castano), 8:18. Shots DAL 24, COU 10. Saves DAL 5 (Lily Amadio); COU 19 (MKensie Lee). Penalty corners DAL 10, COU 5 Wyoming Area 3, Honesdale 1 Wyoming Area 2 1 3 Honesdale 0 1 1 first Half 1. WA, Drew Bednarski (Bree Bednarski), 14:45; 2. WA, Grace Angelella (Maddy Mulhern), 2:22. Second Half 3. HON, Ally Meyer (Bailey Martin), 16:58; 4. WA, D. Bednarski (Angelella). Shots WA 15, HON 12. Saves WA 11 (Carrie Pozaic); HON 12 (Mackenzie Jackson). Penalty corners WA 6, HON 6 Crestwood 8, Wallenpaupack 1 Crestwood 5 3 8 Wallenpaupack 0 1 1 first Half 1. CRE, Marissa Surdy (Maury Cronauer), 29:02; 2. CRE, Surdy, 27:11; 3. CRE, Ashleigh Thomas, 22:10; 4. CRE, Thomas, 12:11; 5. CRE, Samantha Geroski (Hunter Pitman), 8:40. Second Half 6. CRE, Surdy (Thomas), 28:20; 7. WAL, Jamielee Egli (Anthony Busseli), 22:33; 8. CRE, Hunter Pitman, 4:40. Shots CRE 27, WAL 2. Saves CRE 1 (Dallas Kendra 1, Kellie Kalada); WAL 13 (Laura Bibbs). Penalty corners CRE 10, WAL 2 Lake-Lehman 5, Abington Heights 0 Lake-Lehman 2 3 5 Abington Heights 0 0 0 first Half 1. LL, Korri Wandel (Carey Ann Keiper); 2. LL, Wandel (Sarah Sabaluski). Second Half 3. LL, Wandel; 4. LL, Taylor Alba; 5. LL, TEAM. Shots LL 20, AH 3. Saves LL 3 (Tiffany Malinowski 3, C. Edwards); AH 21 (Claire Notarianni). Penalty corners LL 12, AH 3

Korri Wandel scored a hat trick for the Black Knights. Taylor Alba added a goal. Carey Ann Keiper and Sarah Sabaluski each manufactured an assist. Tiffany Malinowski made three saves for Lake-Lehman. The Comets Claire Notarianni prevented 21 shots from going in.

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Gagliardi special to Duke


The Duke University eld hockey team is getting something extra from Devon Gagliardi. Gagliardi, from Wilkes-Barre (Wyoming Seminary), has returned to the Blue Devils this season as a red-shirt senior. The team is so fortunate to have Devon for her fth year, coach Pam Bustin said. She has embraced this extra year and has thoroughly immersed herself into the team training and towards creating our Duke True vibe. Her love to play and win is contagious and remains one of her most signicant contributions. Her role is vital and the staff and her teammates have the utmost trust in her abilities and focus. The 5-foot-2 midelder has scored 17 goals in 65 games but has picked up just an assist in the early going for the 5-2 Blue Devils. In 2011, she had four gamewinners. Devons wisdom regarding our hockey, our programs growth and our competition is essential to our success this fall, Bustin said. If you want to see an athlete dig deep, come watch Devon Gagliardi. The No. 9-ranked Blue Devils have a big test Friday when they travel to Chapel Hill to face No. 1-ranked North Carolina. SKUDALSKI CONTINUES TO LEAD Lauren Skudalski is a key performer on the Columbia eld hockey team. The junior back from Wyoming (Wyoming Seminary) has helped the Lions get off to a 3-3 start with a 4-1 victory over Brown in the Ivy League opener and a 3-1 non-league loss to Richmond this past weekend. Skudalski picked up her rst career point with an assist in the season-opening 5-0 triumph over Longood. She also has three defensive saves. She had four defensive saves as a freshman. Lauren was a leader as soon as she stepped onto the eld the rst day she got here, coach Marybeth Freeman said. She is a natural competitor and when you couple that with perseverance, only positive things come. The coach feels that Skudalskis game has been elevated since last season. Shes like a sponge when it comes to learning and executing the skills that are asked of her, Freeman said. She also excels in the classroom and in the Columbia community. This team, program and college are fortunate to have someone like her represent us. A MOVE FOR SUCHOSKI Junior Brian Suchoski (Coughlin) played in 33 games with 31 starts at forward his rst two seasons with the Lehigh mens soccer team but this season, coach Dean Koski has different plans for him. Brian is at a point in his career where were moving him into a role thats going to be different than just being a forward, the coach said. Hes playing on both

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Coughlin holds off Pittston Area


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YATESVILLE Coughlin scored two goals late in the rst half to jump on top of Pittston Area 3-2 Monday in Wyoming Valley Conference girls soccer action. Emily Sukowaski played a hand in all three Crusader scores, tallying two goals and an assist. Megan Lercara added a goal for Coughlin. Hailee Dumont contributed an assist. Pittston Areas late comeback fell short. Allie Barber and Sara Ruby each scored in the nal 12 minutes of the game.
Dallas 9, Hanover Area 0

eight saves. Alyssa Shaver had the Spartans only goal of the game. Paige Heckman stopped 14 shots. Emily Sutton had three goals and two assists as the Black Knights prevailed. Shoshana Mahoney had two goals, while Julia Hutsko assisted two scores and also found the net.

Lake-Lehman 6, Tunkhannock 0

Devon Gagliardi, shown playing in a game against Princeton, returned for a fifth year to lead ninth-ranked Duke.

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Talia Szatkowski scored ve goals and two assists to lead the Mountaineers to a shutout victory. Tiffany Zukosky had a goal and an assist. Ashley Strazdus netted two goals and two assists. Kim Pericci stopped seven shots for the Hawkeyes.
Holy Redeemer 9, Nanticoke 3

Former Coughlin standout Brian Suchoski (No. 7) is in the midst of changing from a forward to a two-way player for Lehigh.

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sides of the eld and we think hes going to develop into a very good two-way player which is what we need the next two years. The coach is excited about Suchoskis continued development. Brian has done really well as a student-athlete at Lehigh, Koski said. We couldnt be happier with his contributions both on and off the eld. The Mountain Hawks are 1-4-1 in the early going and Suchoski is still looking for his rst point. He entered this season with four career goals, including a gamewinner, and an assist. BARANKO GETTING BETTER As a freshman, Megan Baranko (Hazleton Area) nished the season with 83 kills and 26 blocks for the Greensboro College womens volleyball team. This season as a sophomore, she already has 98 kills and leads the team with 19 blocks. She also has 35 digs and 14 service aces. Megan gives all that she can give and is always excited to learn new things, coach Sha McDufe said. She is always a team player

in any practice drill or match we play, but this season, shes done a great job of stepping into more of a leadership role and has become one of our key players on offense as well. The Pride is 6-8 overall and 2-1 in USA South play. Were happy to have Megan as part of our volleyball program, McDufe said. JECKELLS A BATTLER The St. Francis, Pa. womens volleyball team is 0-13 to start the season but junior Kayla Jeckell (Crestwood) is giving it all shes got for the Red Flash. The 5-foot11 middle hitter is second on the team in kills (97) and blocks (16), tied for third in digs (77) and has eight service aces. She has scored 113 points. Kayla continues to improve and works hard at it, coach Chuck Mullen said. She is counted on to be a high end point scorer and she has embraced that role and is working to become everything that we are asking her to become. The coach likes Jeckells work ethic despite the losing record. Through it all, Kayla has a great attitude towards trying to make us successful, Mullen said. BULLS A LEADER Gettysburg senior Alex Bull (Berwick) is one of the top performers on the Gettyburg womens cross country team. And, shes also a co-captain for the Bullets who are ranked sixth in the region in Division III. On the track, Bull has nished fourth, sixth, eighth and ninth in the teams rst four races. The fourth came in a eld of 123 at the Delaware Invitational when she posted a 6k time of 24:22. Alex is dedicated and committed to the sport and to the team, coach Aubrey Shenk said. Shes someone who leads by example and her teammates listen and follow. She sets the tone for practice and meets and shes had four good races thus far and will have an outstanding season.

Bulls sister, sophomore Abby, also runs for the Bullets and nished 33rd in two races the Little Three meet and last weekends Messiah Invitational. BANOS SHOWS IMPROVEMENT Junior Chrissy Banos is having a solid season with the DeSales womens volleyball team. Banos (Crestwood), a 6-foot middle hitter, leads the team in blocks (34), is third in points (109.5), tied for third in service aces (14) and has 77 kills and 23 digs. She had 12 kills against Moravian and ve blocks against Rochester Tech, both team highs. Chrissy has been a very important part of the team, coach Michele Zabinski said. Her technique has improved drastically since her freshman year. She has turned into a leader both on and off the court. The coach also admires Banos work ethic. Chrissy is constantly striving to become a better volleyball player and continues to push herself 110 percent at every practice, workout and match. We wouldnt be the same team without her. The Bulldogs are 9-8 on the season. BEST SCORE FOR DEREMER Junior Donny DeRemer (Holy Redeemer) kicked off the fall season with the Susquehanna mens golf team by recording his best round as a collegian a ve-over-par 77 to tie for 16th at the Gettysburg Fall Invitational. He followed that up by shooting a 161 (78-83) at last weekends Empire 8 Conference Fall Championship in Elmira, N.Y Donnys game has improved signicantly since last year, coach Buddy Yarger said. He is a very polite and understanding guy that loves the game of golf and hes a very dedicated and talented player. The Crusaders host the Susquehanna Invitational Sunday in Selinsgrove.

Emily Schramm recorded two goals and two assists for the Royals. Autumn Kaminski and Abby Wolfgang each had a goal and an assist. Nanticoke was led by Riley Klepaldos two goals. Kayla Auero chipped in on two assists, and Elizabeth Mulhern netted a goal.
Berwick 2, Wyoming valley West 1

Bryanna Floryshak scored a game-winning goal from a Carly Montecalvo pass in the 78th minute to lead the Bulldogs. Floryshak was responsible for both Berwick goals, and Alison Rinehimer made

GIRLS SOCCER Coughlin 3, Pittston Area 2 Coughlin 2 1 3 Pittston Area 0 2 2 First half 1. COU Emma Sukowaski (Hailee Dumont), 32nd minute; 2. COU Megan Lercara (Sukowaski), 34th. Second half 3. COU Sukowaski (Lercara) 56th; 4. PA Allie Barber (Maddy Mimnaugh) 68th; 5. PA Sara Ruby 73th Shots COU 9, PA 10. Saves COU 5 (Paige Davis); PA 5 (Mindina Lieback). Corners kicks COU 2, PA 0. Dallas 9, Hanover Area 0 Hanover Area 0 0 0 Dallas 6 3 9 First half 1. DAL, Ashley Strazdus (Ruby Mattson), 6th minute; 2. DAL, Talia Szatkowski 11th; 3. DAL, Courtney Wagner (Tiffany Zukosky), 13th; 4. DAL, Szatkowski (Strazdus) 16th; 5. DAL, Zukosky (Szatkowski), 22nd; 6. DAL, Szatkowski, 25th. Second half 7. DAL, Strazdus (Szatkowski), 42nd; 8. DAL, Szatkowski (Strazdus), 44th; 9. DAL Szatkowski, 47th. Shots DAL 35; HAN 2. Saves DAL 2 (Sidney Emershaw, Alison Rismondo); HAN 7 (Kim Pericci). Corners kicks DAL 9; HAN 1. Holy Redeemer 9, Nanticoke 3 Nanticoke 1 2 3 Holy Redeemer 6 3 9 First half 1. HR Lydia Lawson (Emily Schramm), 5th minute; 2. HR Lawson (Abby Wolfgang), 7th; 3. NAN Elizabeth Mulhern (Kayla Aufiero), 8th; 4. HR Autumn Kaminski (Schramm), 14th; 5. HR Own Goal, 19th; 6. HR Schramm (Lauren Manganello), 19th; 7. HR Wolfgang (Alyson Manley), 22nd. Second half 8. NAN Riley Klepaldo (Mulhern), 50th; 9. HR Schramm (Olivia Gregorio), 57th; 10. HR Lawson (Kaminski), 61st; 11. HR Nina Paolini (Alyssa Christian); 12. NAN Klepaldo (Aufiero). Shots NAN 10, HR 15. Saves NAN 6 (Haley Hughes); HR 7 (Gabby Tomasura/Haley Goble). Corners kicks NAN 3, HR 2. Berwick 2, Wyoming valley West 1 Berwick 1 1 2 Wyoming valley West 1 0 0 First half 1. WVW Alyssa Shaver (Alex Hargrave), 25th minute; 2. BER Bryanna Floryshak, 38th; Second half 3. BER Floryshak (Carly Montecalvo), 78th. Shots BER 16,WVW 10. Saves BER 8 (Alison Rinehimer), WVW 14 (Paige Heckman). Corners kicks BER 1, WVW 4 Lake-Lehman 6, Tunkhannock 0 Tunkhannock 0 0 0 Lake-Lehman 3 3 6 First half 1. LL, Shoshana Mahoney (Emily Sutton), 14th min; 2. LL, Sutton (Julia Hutsko), 32nd; 3. LL, Sutton (pen kick), 37th; Second half 4. LL, Sutton (Kaylee Hillard), 47th; 5. LL, Mahoney (Hutsko), 56th; 6. LL, Hutsko (Sutton), 75th. Shots Tun 2, LL 26. Saves Tun 17 (Traci Kromko), LL 2 (Kaylee Kisbuagh). Corners Tun 2, LL 3.

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Acacio, Hiedacavage lift Wyoming Area to win


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Lake-Lehman 3, Wyo. valley West 0

EXETER Wyoming Area staved Dallas off in four games to defeat the Mountaineers by scores of 25-27, 25-22, 25-22, 25-17. Sam Acacio led the way with 23 kills and three blocks. Audrey Hiedacavage produced 40 assists, and Jess Sorick made 11 kills. Dallas was carried by Erin Muldoons seven kills, and Taylor Kelley had 12 service points.
Delaware valley 3, Pittston Area 0

The Warriors Alyssa Kelly posted 14 kills and 12 assists. Bella Wood supplied 24 service points. Pittston Areas Jackie Rabender had 18 digs.
Crestwood 3, Coughlin 0

Olivia Jankowski was dominant from the Comet service line with 21 points. She added 10 assists. Emily Sipple and Sarah Prohaska each had four kills. Coughlins Carmen Garcia gathered ve digs and three kills.

GIRLS vOLLEyBALL Wyoming Area 3, Dallas 1 Dallas 27 22 22 17 Wyoming Area 25 25 25 25 DAL: Erin Muldoon 7 kills, 10 service points; Taylor Kelley 12 service points. WA: Sam Acacio 23 kills, 3 blocks; Audrey Hiedacavage 40 assists, 5 service points; Jess Sorick 11 kills, 6 service points Delaware valley 3, Pittston Area 0 Pittston Area 5 4 4 Delaware valley 25 25 25 PA: Jackie Rabender 18 digs. Dv: Alyssa Kelly 14 kills, 12 assists; Bella Wood 24 service points; Taylor Beauragel 7 kills 6 pts Crestwood 3, Coughlin 0 Crestwood 25 25 25 Coughlin 12 7 14 CRE: Olivia Jankowski 21 service points, 10 assists, 2 kills; Emily Sipple 14 service points, 4 kills, 9 assists; Sarah Prohaska 8 service points, 4 kills COU: Carmen Garcia 5 digs, 3 kills, 1 ace, 3 service points; Nykia Taylor 4 digs, 2 kills, 2 assists, 1 ace Lake-Lehman 3, Wyoming valley West 0 Lake-Lehman 25 25 25 Wyoming valley West 15 15 18 LL: Maria Chinikaylo 14 assists, 7 service points, 3 aces; Danae Sutliff 18 service points, 2 aces, 6 kills; Kahli Kotulski 11 service points, 4 aces, 3 digs WvW: Gavyn Giza 5 kills, 2 blocks; Alexa Vargo 6 service points, 5 aces, 3 digs

The Black Knights Maria Chinikaylo provided 14 assists and three aces. Danae Sutliff tabbed six kills, and Kahli Kotulski made four aces. Gavyn Giza scored ve kills for the Black Knights.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: DOMINIC HOCKENBURy


School: Lake-Lehman Grade: Sophomore Sport: Cross Country Position: Runner All in the Family: Dominic is the son of George and Kimberly Hockenbury of Harveys Lake. His 9-year-old brother Nicholas is also a budding athlete in the sports of baseball and hockey. Stats: Hockenbury, who has failed to cross the finish line first in just one of his races this season, posted two times under 17 minutes to add two wins to his resume last week. Taking off: Hockenbury went to Hershey, home of the PIAA state championships where he recorded a top-10 finish as a freshman last fall, and bested a field of over 600 competitors by 23 seconds to capture the boys Class 2A title in the PIAA Foundation Invitational on Saturday by racing to a time of 16:43. That was just his second career victory at an invitational, and the first came a week earlier in the Lackawanna Commissioners meet. Hockenbury also raced to a 16:13 time to win a regular-season meet earlier last week. Coachs corner: How much better is he going to get? I keep asking myself, its amazing, Lake-Lehman coach John Sobocinski said. I didnt expect hed go down to states (last year) and medal as a freshman. Boys generally dont do that. When he did, we talked about what hed do as an encore. Hes a very hard worker, hes extremely intelligent. I recall when we first arrived on the scene as a seventh-grader, we knew we had something special. Generally, you think theres going to be a leveling-off period. He hasnt had that. Did you know? Living near the lake certainly has its advantages for Hockenbury, who is a lake boarding and fishing enthusiast. He counts a 35-pound amberjack as his biggest catch and enjoys casting his line into the waters from the shores of Outer Banks of North Carolina to the streams of Noxen - where he spent Sunday afternoon. From his angle: It meant a lot, Hockenbury said of his PIAA invitational victory. It was a pretty big race. About a mile in, I noticed the rest of the pack started falling off. A mile and a half in, I put a surge on on one of the hills. When I first went out (for cross country) I was doing it as kind of a fun thing because my father did it. As the years have gone by, its gotten more serious. Its more of a 365-daya-year thing. I train to the point where its still fun. If its not fun, I dont train any further. Week in review: It was a killer week for Holy Redeemer girls volleyball star Nicole Slavaski, who made 10 kills and served 11 points against Berwick and came back with 22 kills and 11 service points, including five aces against North Pocono as the Royals remained unbeaten. Wyoming Area got an assist, err, make that a slew of assists from Audrey Hiedacavage who made 23 of them against Pittston Area and followed that with 31 against Wyoming Valley West. Her Warriors teammate Sam Acacio made 15 kills in that victory over Valley West. Meanwhile, Lake-Lehmans Lexi Oplinger served 25 points against Pittston Area and Berwicks Courtney Soboleski served nine aces against Hanover Area. MMIs Stephanie Pudish served up a couple of straightset victories from the top singles spot in girls tennis, with a 6-1, 6-0 win against GAR and a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Pittston Area to lead the Preppers to a pair of team victories. Wyoming Seminary star Nathalie Joanlanne remained unbeaten with a pair of straight-set victories, including a victory over Tunkhannock where she didnt drop a single game. Crestwoods Kristi Bowman pitched a shutout in her victory against Berwick, while Holy Redeemers Meghan McGraw won 6-0, 6-1 against Tunkhannock, and Hazleton Areas Alexa Austin posted a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Pittston Area. Northwests Austin Mazonkey ran wild on the football field, racing for 352 yards and four touchdowns - including a 72-yarder from his running back slot to help the Rangers defeat GAR. Lake-Lehman had a trio of 100-yard rushers in a victory over Holy Redeemer, led by a 172-yard day from Dustin Jones, who also ran for two touchdowns. Redeemer quarterback Jimmy Strickland threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns, including one for 75 yards, in that game. Crestwoods standout running back Frank Aigeldinger ran for three touchdowns against Wallanpaupack, and Meyers quarterback Matt DeMarco ran for three touchdowns including a 77-yarder - and connected on a 45-yard touchdown pass in a victory over Nanticoke. While all that impressive running was happening on the football field, Pittston Areas Tara Johnson ran to a third-place finish with a time of 19:57 to finish just 40 seconds off the winning time in the girls Class 2A PIAA Foundation Cross Country Invitational. Three other girls cracked the 20-minute mark during the week, led by Dallas standout Regan Rome, who posted a victory with her 19:28. Her Dallas teammate, Lindsey Oremus, finished that meet in 19:42, and Tunkhannocks Maggie Toczko finished a race in 19:40. While Hockenbury was winning the boys PIAA Foundation Cross Country event, Dallas Bryce Mattson placed 10th in the Class 2A field with a time of 17:37. Holy Redeemers Cameron Gill wasnt that far behind with a time of 17:55 at the PIAA invite, after he ran a 17:06 earlier in the week. Tunkhannocks Jack Tidball cracked the 17-minute mark with a 16:58 in a regular season meet, and Coughlins David Sadvary was just over at 17:06. Holy Redeemers Mariano Medico was below par again on the golf course, shooting a 2-under 34, while Crestwoods Billy Dombroski hit a par-36 in another golf match. Shoshana Mahoney kept shooting, and scoring on the girls soccer field, as the Lake-Lehman star scored four goals in a win over Hanover Area and had four more in a victory over Hazleton Area. Berwicks Brianna Floryshak had four goals and two assists in a victory over Wyoming Seminary and, Pittston Areas Allie Barber had four goals during the week, including three and an assist against rival Wyoming Area. Coughlins Emma Sukowaski put up a pair of three-goal games in victories over Wyoming Area and Hanover Area and her Crusaders teammate Megan Lercara assisted on four goals against Wyoming Area. Wyoming Seminarys Bethany Carpenter had a three-goal game in an overtime victory against Nanticoke. And Dallas Talia Szatkowski scored three of her teams four goals in a win over Crestwood. Wyoming Valley Wests boys soccer star Eddie Thomas keeps hitting winners. He scored two of the teams three goals as the Spartans defeated Lake-Lehman for the first time since 2006, then scored the only goal in a victory over Coughlin to give the Crusaders their first loss of the season. Pittston Area might be

Lake-Lehmans Dominic Hockenbury.


lost without Jordan Consagra, who had a hand in all nine of his teams goals during the week. Consagra had three goals in the first five minutes and then dished out three assists against Berwick, then added two goals and an assist against Wyoming Area. Holy Redeemers Chris Pawlenok scored two goals, including the overtime winner against Hanover Area, and Wyoming Seminarys Ed Lukowski hit the winner in double overtime against Nanticoke. Tunkhannocks Aidan Cronin had three goals and an assist against GAR, and Cal Lisman of Meyers scored twice and registered an assist in a 3-1 victory over MMI. What a way to break in for Coughlins Savannah Robinson, whose made a memorable girls field hockey debut

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by scoring the lone goal in overtime against Wyoming Seminary to cap her first varsity game. Northwests Liz Gurzynski had a similar smile when she hit the games only goal in overtime against rival Berwick. Sems Mallory Lefkowitz scored three goals in a win over Wallenpaupack, and vanessa Parsons of Dallas had three goals against Nanticoke. Wyoming Valley Wests Danielle Grega scored both her teams goals in the second half of a 2-1 victory over Lake-Lehman and Meyers Bri Dimaggio hit two goals, including the overtime winner, in a 3-2 victory over GAR. And Crestwoods Marissa Surdy had two goals and an assist in a 4-1 win over Holy Redeemer. - Paul Sokoloski

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From page 1B upon you again, he said. The way you conduct yourself as a player really plays a big role later in your career.
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The Penguins lost tough guy Steve MacIntyre on Monday when he was claimed on waivers by Edmonton after being sent down by Pittsburgh a day earlier. MacIntyre spent the last two seasons with the Pittsburgh organization much of it with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Its great for Steve. Hes a guy thats put in a lot of time with our

organization, Hynes said. Hes got the hardest job in hockey and hes done a great job for us. Hes earned the opportunity. Its disappointing for us, but I wish him the best. With MacIntyre gone, the Penguins still have plenty of toughness on the roster thanks to the offseason addition of Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond. The fact that we have one of the tougher guys in the game in Pierre is nice, along with the other depth we have, Hynes said. The Penguins also have tough guys Patrick McGrath and Chaz Johnson on the training camp roster. In addition to Letourneau-

Leblond, Pittsburgh also sent down forwards Jayson Megna, Nick Drazenovic and Adam Payerl and defensemen Scott Harrington, Philip Samuelsson and Brendan Mikkelson. Hynes expects them to participate in todays practice, which will likely be split into two groups. Of those players remaining in Pittsburgh for an extended look are Bobby Farnham and Zach Sill. Hynes was pleased to see two players who have never played an NHL game catch the attention of the parent club. Sill is going into his fifth year in our organization and has played 259 AHL games. Its great to see how

hes matured as a player and off the ice. Hes making a real statement for himself, Hynes said. Farnham began last season in the ECHL and worked his way up to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, where he posted 274 penalty minutes in 65 games. Hes done it through sheer work ethic and determination, Hynes said. Its nice to see. Mondays practice featured the first scrimmage of training camp. The Black team defeated the White squad 1-0 thanks to a Brian Gibbons penalty shot goal. Hynes was happy with the play of Chiodo and Hartzell in net, along with the entire pace of

the scrimmage. The guys really implemented things we had worked on, they were playing physical and they were engaged, he said. Johnson continued to display his physical side in camp throwing several big hits during the scrimmage. Hes the type of player that really affects the other team with his intensity level and hes got a reputation of being a tough player to play against, Hynes said. Perhaps the biggest hit of the scrimmage, however, belonged to Back Mountain native Patrick McGrath, who crushed Paul Thompson into the boards behind the net.

Misericordias Mocion named womens soccer player of week


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ANNVILLE Misericordia womens soccer standout and Holy Redeemer graduate Alyssa Mocion was named Freedom Conference Player of the Week, conference ofcials announced Monday. A senior midelder,

Mocion led the Cougars to a 2-0-1 week with three goals and four assists. She had a goal and an assist in a 6-0 win over Marywood and added two goals and three assists in an 8-1 win at Lycoming.

Widener Pride on Saturday afternoon, standout senior linebacker Tate MooreJacobs was named to the Middle Atlantic Conference Honor Roll. He led the Colonels defense, making a career-high 17 tackles, four Moore-Jacobs named to MAC tackles for loss and one sack. Honor Roll Moore-Jacobs caused ts Despite a 21-0 defeat to the for the Widener offense and

helped slow down a hightempo offense to a seasonlow 21 points.


WOMENS VOLLEYBALL Penn College 3, PSU Wilkes-Barre 0

Penn State Wilkes-Barre was swept in a match Monday night, dropping its record to 1-4.

Nanticokes Joe Olszyk looks over the green on the second hole during the Pre-District Tournament Monday at Fox Hill Country Club.

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Cronin takes Tunkhannock to boys soccer victory


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Corners kicks COU 2, PA 0. Nanticoke 4, Holy Redeemer 0 Holy Redeemer 0 0 0 Nanticoke 0 4 4 First half no scoring. Second half 1. NAN, Ed Lukowski 47th minute; 2. NAN, Rees Roberts (Lukowski) 61st; 3. NAN, Roberts (Wiston Godoy) 66th; 4. NAN, Roberts (Save Stecco) 69th. Shots HR 5; NAN 12. Saves HR 6 (Ian McGrane); NAN 3 (Carmelo Pioquinto, Joe Olszyk). Corners kicks HR 3, NAN 7. Hanover Area 2, Berwick 0 Berwick 0 0 0 Hanover Area 1 1 2 First half 1. HAN, Dillon Luzney (Matt Clemons), 2:42. Second half 2. HAN, Clemons (John Morgan), 9:52. Shots BER 13; HAN 31. Saves BER 25 (Morgan Broyan); HAN 11 (Joe Gabliardi). Corners kicks BER 1; HAN 8. Wyoming Area 4, GAR 1 GAR 0 1 1 Wyoming Area 2 2 4 First half 1. WA Josh Donvito (Barry Pawloski) 10th minute; 2. WA Brian Wisowaty (Josh Donvito), 33rd. Second half 3. WA Wisowaty, 33rd; 4. GAR Katelyn Oldziejewski (Anthony Tlatenchi), 64th; 5. WA Leo Skoronski (Brian Buckman), 65th Shots GAR 12,WA 20. Saves GAR 11 (Tino Altavilla); WA 11 (Aaron Carter 8, David Klaproth 3). Corners kicks GAR 7, WA 5 Hazleton Area 4, Meyers 1 Meyers 0 1 1 Hazleton Area 2 2 4 First half 1. HAZ Josh-CovrrubiasCapriotti (Phil Veet), 4th minute; 2. HAZ Alex Losen (Brandon Watt), 39th. Second half 3. HAZ Ethan Chartrund (Jake Sachse), 65th; 4. HAZ Dominick Kirk (Veet), 66th; 5. MEY Gino Setta (Jesse Macko), 70th Shots MEY 9; HAZ 14. Saves MEY 8 (Adam Casey); HAZ 6 (Caleb Ancharski). Corners kicks MEY 6; HAZ 4.

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Districts
From page 1B There was a little bit of drama in the 2A event as Holy Redeemer teammates Chase Makowski and Mariano Medico nished rst and second, respectively, as Makowski nally get the best of his buddy in a tournament. En route to the victory, Makowski strung together a 4-under 32 on the back nine to pull away from the pack. He tallied six birdies on the last eight holes, but mixed in a bogey as well. To put into perspective what Makowski achieved on a windy course, Medico had ve bogeys on the back nine, while Makowski kept sinking birdies. I wasnt expecting to play that well today. I havent been hitting it well at all. I didnt hit it well on the front side but managed a 38. I think my mindset was a little better (on the back nine), Makowski said. Its a friendly competiiton (with Medico) but I want to beat him. If you beat a player like Mariano you know you did something good because hes one of the best players in the area, maybe in the state. Any time you could beat him its a good job. When all was said and done though, the Royals qualied seven of their 10 golfers to districts and the top-ve 2A nishers were all Royals. We rst wanted to see the starting six make it and anybody outside of that, Medico said. I think it just shows how deep we are as a team. That (seven) of our 10 can make it it shows our depth. Redeemers Andrew Crossin joins his teammates Makowski, Medico, Ryan Crossin and Mike Boland as multiple time qualiers for districts. Wyoming Seminarys Andrew Golden

Mondays WVC Pre-District Tournament at Fox Hill Country Club.

Marriggi, Nick Stavinski and games rst goal for Hanover Phil Torres also struck the Area in the rst half. TUNKHANNOCK back of the net for Coughlin. Morgan Brogan made 25 Aidan Cronin belted the Nanticoke 4, Holy Redeemer 0 saves for Berwick despite game-winning goal to guide the loss. Tunkhannock past Wyoming Rees Roberts hat trick Hazleton Area 4, Meyers 1 Valley West 3-2 in Wyoming propelled the Trojans to the Valley Conference interdivi- victory, while Ed Lukowksi Josh Covrrubias-Capriotti, sional boys soccer. Cronin chipped in with a goal and an Alec Losen, Ethan Chartrund connected on a Brian Ly assist. and Dominick Kirk all scored pass in the 60th minute and Wyoming Area 4, GAR 1 their rst goals of the season assisted the teams rst goal for Hazleton Area. from Adam Billings. Brian Wisowaty scored Meyers Gino Setta scored Tiger goalkeeper Zac two goals to pace the a goal from Jesse Macko. Daniels made seven saves, Warriors. Josh Donvito and Tunkhannock 2, Wyoming Valley West 1 including two penalty kick Leo Skoronski each tacked Wyoming Valley West 0 1 1 Tunkhannock 1 1 2 saves in the nal 20 minutes. on a goal. First half 1. TUN, Adam Billings (Aidan Nick Singers scored the Katelyn Oldziejewski Cronin) 27th min. Second half 2. WVW Nick Singer (Ray Ercolani), 47th; 3. TUN Cronin (Brian Spartans lone goal from a scored the Grenadiers Ly), 60th Ray Ercolani assist. lone goal off an Anthony Shots WVW 16, TUN 14. Saves WVW 8 (Derrick Denman); TUN 7 (Zac Daniels). Corners Tlatenchi assist. kicks WVW 5, TUN 4 Tunkhannocks Jimmy Lyons sinks his putt on hole No. 2 during Coughlin 11, Pittston Area 0
4.Andrew Crossin, Holy Redeemer 5. Mike Boland, Holy Redeemer 6. Sam Harman, MMI 7. Fred Schiel, Hanover Area 7. Nick Egan, Lake-Lehman 9.Jon Zirnheld,Wyoming Seminary 9.Adam Motovidlak, Lake-Lehman 11. Alex Rowan, Holy Redeemer 12.Brian Banas, Holy Redeemer 12. Ben Pilch, Lake-Lehman 14. Matt Kuhl, Hanover Area 14. Mike Steve, Hanover Area 39-41-80 44-40-84 45-40-85 44-42-86 43-43-86 38-48-87 40-47-87 45-45-90 42-49-91 43-48-91 48-44-92 45-47-92

and Lake-Lehmans Nick Egan are also participating in districts for the second straight season. Up next for the golfers before the individual district tournament in two weeks is the WVC Team Playoffs on Friday at Fox Hill Country Club, followed by the D2 team event at Fox Hill on Oct. 4.
Wyoming Valley Conference Pre-District Tournament (at Fox Hill Country Club) Class 3A 1. Ryan Georgetti, Dallas 38-36-74 2. Joe Hurn, Crestwood 38-38-76 3. Daulton Lentini, Coughlin 41-35-76 4.Brett Soltysiak,Tunkhannock 36-41-77 5. Matt Dalo, Berwick 38-40-78 6. Ty Morzilla, Berwick 37-43-80 7. Ryan Keyes, Coughlin 43-40-83 8. Jimmy Lyons, Tunkhannock 40-44-84 9. Rich Gawel, Hazleton Area 46-39-85 9. Billy Dombroski, Crestwood 44-41-85 9. Brendan Baloh, Dallas 41-44-85 12. Justin Brojakowski, Dallas 44-41-85 13.David McCue,Wyo.ValleyWest 42-44-86 13. Tyler McGarry, Pittston Area 45-41-86 13. Tyler Papura, Crestwood 45-42-87 16. Sean Soltysiak,Tunkhannock 43-45-88* *Advanced on fifth playoff hole Did Not Qualify for District 2 Tournament Corey Hauser, Coughlin 45-43-88 Jason Dotzel, Crestwood 46-42-88 Derek Heffelfinger,Wyo.Valley West 40-48-88 Collin Krokus, Coughlin 44-45-89 Alex Anderson, Coughlin 44-45-89 Jonathan Sabatini, Dallas 47-42-89 Seth Korch, Crestwood 42-48-90 Tyler Evans, Berwick 41-49-90 Chad DeBona, Dallas 46-45-91 Joe Grandinetti, Crestwood 45-47-92 Tyler Kurilla, Coughlin 47-46-93 Braulio Garcia, Pittston Area 49-44-93 Girls Class 3A 1. Courtney Melvin,Wyoming Area 41-46-87 2. Madeline Wharton,Wyo.Area 46-43-89 3. Leanna Dellarte,Wyo.Valley West 47-43-90 4. Molly Hampsey,Tunkhannock 47-48-95 Boys Class 2A 1. Chase Makowski, Holy Redeemer 38-32-70 2. Mariano Medico, Holy Redeemer 34-39-73 3. Ryan Crossin, Holy Redeemer 39-37-76

The Crusaders rebounded from their rst loss of the season, erupting for a seasonhigh in goals on Monday led by four goals from Tommy Sebia and three from Travis Keil. Frank Castellana, Dave

Hanover Area 2, Berwick 0

Matt Clemons assisted on the rst goal and scored the second while leading the Hawkeyes to victory. Joe Gagliardi made 11 saves in the crease to pitch the shutout. Dillon Luzny scored the

Coughlin 11, Pittston Area 0 Coughlin 8 3 11 Pittston Area 0 0 0 First half 1. COU, Tommy Sebia (Frank Castellano) 10th minute; 2. COU, Castellana (Travis Keil) 12th; 3. COU, Sebia (Dave Marriggi) 18th; 4. COU, Keil (Sebia) 20th; 5. COU, Keil (Henry Sanchez) 23rd; 6. COU, Sebia (23rd; 7. COU, Marriggi (Sanchez) 33rd; 8. COU, Sebia 36th. Second half 1. COU, Keil (Anthony Serpico) 46th; 2. COU, Nick Stavinski (Mark Donato) 58th; 3. COU, Phil Torres 70th. Shots COU 27; PA 2. Saves COU 2 (Steve Johnson 1, Darius Lewis 1); PA 15 (Taylor Roberts).

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Posluszny leads NFL in tackles


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er NaVarro Bowman had nine solo tackles in his teams 27-7 loss to Indianapolis. 49er linebacker Nate Stupar was inactive for the third straight week. Despite struggling earlier in the year, Arizona Cardinal left tackle Levi Brown was at his usual starting position in the Cardinals 31-7 loss. Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould was 2-for-2 on eld goals with a long of 45 yards. He did have one of his four PATs blocked in the Bears 40-23 victory over the Steelers. Pittsburgh Steeler receiver Derek Moye was inactive a week after getting his rst NFL reception and touchdown on the same play. Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali had three tackles and a sack in the Chiefs 26-16 victory over the Eagles on Thursday night. Although he didnt record a tackle, Minnesota Viking linebacker Michael Mauti saw his rst action in the Vikings 31-27 loss against Cleveland. He is the rst player from the Class of 2012 to get into a game. Teammate Gerald Hodges was inactive for the third straight week. Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee was involved in seven tackles (four solo, three asists) in the Cowboys 31-7 victory over

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Sunday may not have been a banner day for the Jacksonville, but Paul Posluszny showed why he is one of top linebackers in the NFL in the Jaguars 45-17 loss at Seattle. The former Penn State star was involved in 12 tackles, including ve solo. He now has 31 through three games, which is good enough to lead the league. He also had a interception, the 10th of his career. Seahawks defensive tackle Jordan Hill was inactive for the third straight week. Here is a look at how other former Penn Staters fared in Week 3. San Francisco 49ers lineback-

the Rams. He also recovered a fumble. San Diego Charger offensive lineman Johnnie Troutman and Rich Ohrnberger were both active for the Chargers 20-17 loss to the Teneessee Titans. Cincinnatti Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still had a tackle in his teams wild 34-30 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Packers tight end Andrew Quarless had three receptions for 21 yards with a long of 10 yards. Washington running back Evan Royster was inactive for the third straight week as the Redskins lost 2720 to Detroit. Baltimore Ravens center A.Q. Shipley served as a reserve in the Ravens 30-9 victory over Houston Texans.

Jacksonville Jaguars Paul Posluszny returns an interception against the Seattle Seahawks in the second half Sunday in Seattle.

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Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Jared Odrick had two tackles. He got consistent pressure on Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan late in the second half of the Dolphins 27-23 victory. Linebacker Cameron

Wake started but did not record a tackle. Quarterback Matt McGloin, defensive lineman Jack Crawford and Stefen Wisniewski were all in action for the Oakland Raiders on Monday night against Denver.

NASCAR
From page 1B get Truex the nal Chase berth. Thats when things really spun out of control. NASCAR came down hard with sanctions, including Truexs removal from the Chase eld in favor of Stewart teammate Ryan Newman. Longtime Waltrip sponsor NAPA Auto Parts, citing its belief in fair play, then said it would pull its multimillion-dollar sponsorship from MWR at the end of the year. The NAPA decision could force MWR to lay off up to 100 employees and fold its No. 56 car. So Truex went from driving his guts out in an effort to make the Chase to an unwitting participant in a team scandal to being potentially out of work eight weeks from now. Bowyer, one of the most popular drivers in the garage, is now feeling the ire of fans for his role in the Richmond scandal and his promising season has fallen apart after two mediocre races to start the Chase, maybe because of all the pressure. Hes 10th in the standings, essentially out of title contention, and sponsor 5-Hour Energy said it will decide after the season if it will continue its relationship with MWR. Then 5-Hour President Scott Henderson took a peculiar stance Sunday at New Hampshire, where he seemed to question NASCAR chairman Brian Frances decision not to punish Penske Racing the same way it did MWR for trying to manipulate the Richmond race to get Joey Logano into the Chase, and perhaps for expanding the Chase eld to 13 drivers to accommodate Jeff Gordon. Bowyer and Gordon had an issue late last season that took Bowyer out of title contention. Theres a lot of talk about integrity, Henderson said. When the guy whos in charge can say, I can do whatever I want and Im going to do it and I just did, I wonder about integrity. I want to make sure we can win in this sport, OK? Should 5-Hour bail at the end of the year, Bowyer will be in far worse shape than Truex. At least Truex has some time to look for a job. In December, there wont be any jobs to be had. And speaking of jobs, theres really only one seat open right now the Furniture Row vacancy that Montoya turned down. Sometime after Richmond, Penske Racing picked up the phone and lured Montoya back to IndyCar. Maybe they wanted the former Indianapolis 500 winner to complement their openwheel organization, or maybe the Penske folks wanted to clear the path to Colorado for longtime company man Sam Hornish Jr. Currently leading the Nationwide championship race, Hornish is at another crossroads in his career. Penske is full at the Cup level with Keselowski and Logano, and it appears the team wants Hornishs Nationwide seat for 19-year-old Ryan Blaney, who grabbed his rst career victory Saturday night at Kentucky.

New York Giants Justin Tuck sits on the bench during the second half of a game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. Their 0-3 start is their worst since 1996 and the worst of the Tom Coughlin era. Their performance in a 38-0 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday was abysmal.

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Giants sinking ship hits rock bottom


TOM CANAVAN
AP Sports Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants are in uncharted territory in his 10th season. The Giants (0-3) are off to their worst start since 1996. Concern is escalating after a 38-0 loss to the unremarkable Carolina Panthers on Sunday, the worst loss since Coughlin took over a team in disarray in 2004. Not only did the Giants get thrashed, they showed little ght and passion in a game they had termed a must win earlier in the week, forcing Coughlin to challenge their pride Monday. Our pride should be challenged after a game like that, defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins said. You go out there and you just dont lose, you get it handed to you. There was not much response from us at all out there. He should be challenging our pride. Thats something we are, and I have been checking myself since the game yesterday, trying to look at everything I can do better and improve upon. Thats where it has to start. The Giants performance was one of the low points in Coughlins tenure. It might have been rock bottom for a team that had hopes of playing in a Super Bowl in its backyard in February. That now seems like wishful thinking. The offense gained 150 yards and a banged-up line allowed Eli Manning to be sacked seven times. The defense appeared to quit in the second half and saw the points

allowed total soar to 115, the worst in the league. The task wont be any easier this weekend when the Giants travel to play Andy Reids Chiefs (3-0) in Kansas City. Like I said, its one of the toughest things about being 0-3, linebacker Spencer Paysinger said. Everybodys going to come after you. Everybodys going to look at you and say that this team is an easy win, they havent been playing in sync, we can get after their offense, we can frustrate their defense, we can convert whatever we want whenever we want. No team is going to be light on us and we cant be light on ourselves. If were light on ourselves, were doing our city and our fans an injustice. Coughlin, who will be attending his brothers funeral in Waterloo, N.Y., on Tuesday, isnt giving up. His approach is damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead. Each year is a new year. Each situation is a totally different situation. Were scratching and biting to try to nd answers as well, he said. The Giants have issues heading into the week. Coughlin disclosed that center David Baas (sprained knee) and guard Chris Snee (offseason hip surgery) are having health issues. He would not elaborate or say whether changes were planned on a line that is a major part of an offense that ranks last in rushing. We have to play better, said Manning, the only star player to talk to the media Monday. We have to have greater energy, greater enthusiasm, play better, better tech-

nique, decision making. There are some plays out there that we left on the eld, and sometimes we just got at-out beat. Its not a big surprise what we have to do to x it. We just have to go out there and play better football. After the game, Coughlin told the players to stick together. Not everyone did. Receiver Hakeem Nicks complained about not being able to throw the ball to himself. Coughlin said Nicks comments werent a smart thing to say and he planned to talk to him. Manning said the throws just werent there. Jenkins said the Giants cant start criticizing each other. Once you get to pointing the nger, you get that cancer in the locker room like that, it can fall apart easy, he said. You cant do that. This is a team game. We come into every week, every game, as a team, we leave every game as a team. We win or lose as a team together. Since 1978, only five of 161 teams that started 0-3 have made the playoffs, the last being Buffalo in 1998. Based on that, the likelihood is the Giants will miss the playoffs for the fourth time in ve years. This is gut check time, safety Ryan Mundy said. Youve got to ght back. Period. If the Giants dont make it, expect changes, especially because general manager Jerry Reese said before the season that winning the Super Bowl every couple of years (after the 2007 and 11 seasons) and missing the playoffs in the other years isnt good enough.

Steelers
From page 1B bounces for the ball while the game was still in doubt. The Steelers had just scored with 6:27 to play in the rst half to draw within 24-10 on a gorgeous catch in the end zone by Antonio Brown. The defense stuffed the Bears on first down of the ensuing possession. On second down, quarterback Jay Cutler found wide receiver Alshon Jeffery underneath for a short gain. Pittsburgh cornerback William Gay knocked the ball out at the Chicago 33. The fumble, however, bounced right back into Jefferys arms before Woodley could pounce on it. Willie Gay had a big hit on (Jeffery) and we just didnt get it, Woodley said. Chicago eventually punted, but ipped the eld. The Steelers took over at their own 13 instead of inside Bears territory. They moved to mideld before bogging down and headed to halftime down two touchdowns. The decit grew larger early in the third quarter. Running back Felix Jones took a handoff from Roethlisberger on the second play after the break and was met by Chicago safety Major Wright. The hit jarred the ball loose and defensive tackle Henry Melton cradled it to give the Bears the ball at the Pittsburgh 29. Six plays later, a Robbie Gould eld goal made it 27-10 and despite a spirited rally, the Steelers never got the ball with a chance to go in front. Its frustrating, Jones said. We did a lot of things that hurt ourselves. And the self-inicted wounds have blunted any hope for momentum heading into what could be a trying stretch. Pittsburgh travels to London this week to face Minnesota (0-3), then gets a week off before heading to New York to play the sur-

Defenses sacking QBs at a high rate


AP Pro Football Writer

BARRY WILNER

Eli Manning went down seven times, EJ Manuel one more than that Sunday. NFL teams are on a near-record sacks pace, and its not solely because of what defenses are doing. These spread-out offenses are making quarterbacks more vulnerable than ever. Heading into Oaklands visit to Denver on Monday night, there have been 97 sacks in Week 3, ve short of the record set in 1986s 11th week. The New York Jets led the way with eight on Buffalo rookie Manuel.

You get whats coming to you when you play the Jets. If you dig a hole, thats their game, Bills center Eric Wood said. The Carolina Panthers got those seven on the Giants Manning, including ve in the rst quarter. FIVE! I think the big thing is you have to see how many passes are being thrown, more than anything else, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. Its funny, but when people are throwing the ball more you are creating more opportunities (for sacks). Greg Hardy beat left tackle Will Beatty for three sacks. Ive got one simple job

protect the guy with the ball. Thats my job, Beatty said. Do your job, good things are going to happen. I let it get way out of hand by having him go down. The sack parade began last Thursday night when Kansas City and Philadelphia combined for 11, including 3 by Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston, who leads the league with 6. Houston is on pace for more than 30, which would obliterate Michael Strahans record of 22. So what gives, other than offensive lines that cant protect passers? In part, blame the cur-

rent trend of more wide-open attacks, particularly when offenses spread out personnel and place the onus on ve linemen to handle whatever number of rushers. By getting more skill players out in space on pass plays, theres also more burden on quarterbacks to get rid of the ball quickly. They cant always do that with blitzing linebackers or safeties joining the rush coming from the guys up front. So you get 255 sacks through three weeks, tying the most for that period in league history, set in 1985, with Peyton Manning or Terrelle Pryor yet to take the eld.

prising Jets. The Steelers wont play at home until hosting rival Baltimore on Oct. 20. Theres a chance the competitive portion of the season could already be over if they cant x things. I dont know if we can dig out of it but were going to have to give it everything weve got to get out, Roethlisberger said. Its a deep hole and its getting deeper. Im not going to quit. Roethlisberger took responsibility for the loss after throwing a pair of interceptions and fumbling twice, though the defense understands it needs to nd a way to force the other team into mistakes. Even while nishing as the leagues No. 1 defense in 2012, the Steelers only created 20 turnovers, four of them coming in a meaningless season nale against Cleveland. Safety Ryan Clark allowed Pittsburgh needs to make something happen here quickly but doesnt think the team needs to take unnecessary chances to do it. We can do things to help our offense and we just didnt, Clark said. Clark was in position to make a splash play in the third quarter when Cutler tried to ip a pass to tight end Martellus Bennett in the at. The ball sailed over Bennetts head. Clark was so focused on tackling Bennett he didnt see the ball until it was past him. Could he have gotten it? Maybe. Yet Clark has built his career on making the right play, not the risky one. Hes not going to start questioning his instincts. Neither are his teammates. Weve got to nd ways to get the ball, Keisel said. Thats what great defenses do. Its been one of those things for awhile now we havent been able to get turnovers. Hopefully it will change.

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NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP

21-year playoff drought ends for Pittsburgh


The Associated Press

MLB STANDINGS STATS


East Division x-Boston Tampa Bay New York Baltimore Toronto Central Division Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago West Division x-Oakland Texas Los Angeles Seattle Houston AMERICAN LEAGUE W 95 87 82 81 71 W 91 86 82 65 62 W 93 85 76 68 51 L Pct 62 .605 69 .558 74 .526 75 .519 85 .455 L Pct 65 .583 70 .551 73 .529 90 .419 94 .397 L 63 71 79 88 106 Pct .596 .545 .490 .436 .325 GB WCGB 7 12 4 13 5 23 15 GB WCGB 5 8 3 25 20 29 24 L10 6-4 7-3 4-6 4-6 4-6 L10 7-3 8-2 6-4 2-8 4-6 Str Home W-1 53-28 W-4 51-30 L-1 46-32 L-5 42-33 L-2 38-40 Str Home L-1 51-30 W-4 49-30 W-1 44-37 L-4 31-43 W-2 36-41 Away 42-34 36-39 36-42 39-42 33-45 Away 40-35 37-40 38-36 34-47 26-53 Away 41-34 45-36 39-38 35-46 27-52

GB WCGB L10 Str Home 8-2 W-4 52-29 8 1 4-6 W-1 40-35 16 9 7-3 L-1 37-41 25 18 3-7 W-1 33-42 42 35 0-10 L-10 24-54

CHICAGO The Pittsburgh Pirates are going to the playoffs for the rst time in 21 years, clinching at least a National League wild card Monday night when they beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and the Washington Nationals lost to St. Louis. It will be Pittsburghs rst trip to the postseason since Barry Bonds, Jim Leyland and Co. won three straight NL East titles from 199092. Bonds then left for San Francisco as a free agent, and the small-budget Pirates piled up 20 consecutive losing records the longest streak in the four major professional sports. Starling Marte hit a tie-

breaking homer in the ninth inning at Wrigley Field, and the Pirates threw out a runner at the plate for the nal out.
Reds 3, Mets 2, 10 innings

Pittsburgh Pirates Neil Walker rounds the bases after hitting a home run off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija during the first inning Monday in Chicago.

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

NATIONAL LEAGUE W 92 84 71 71 58 W 92 90 90 70 65 L Pct 64 .590 73 .535 85 .455 85 .455 99 .369 L Pct 65 .586 67 .573 67 .573 86 .449 92 .414 L Pct 66 .577 76 .510 83 .465 84 .462 86 .452 GB WCGB 8 6 21 18 21 18 34 32 GB WCGB 2 2 21 19 27 25 GB WCGB 10 10 17 17 18 17 19 19 L10 4-6 6-4 6-4 3-7 3-7 L10 6-4 7-3 5-5 6-4 2-8 L10 4-6 6-4 6-4 6-4 4-6 Str Home L-1 52-23 L-1 47-34 L-1 32-45 L-5 43-38 W-1 32-44 Str Home W-1 49-27 W-2 49-26 W-1 50-31 W-2 37-44 L-2 30-49 Str W-2 W-2 L-2 W-1 L-2 Home 46-32 44-34 42-35 38-38 44-35 Away 40-41 37-39 39-40 28-47 26-55 Away 43-38 41-41 40-36 33-42 35-43 Away 44-34 35-42 30-48 34-46 27-51

CINCINNATI Shin-Soo Choo drove in the winning run with a single off the wall in the 10th inning, and the Cincinnati Reds earned a wild-card berth by beating the New York Mets. David Aardsma pitched out of a bases-loaded threat in the ninth, retiring Todd Frazier on a yout. Greg Burke (0-3) gave up a one-out single by Devin Mesoraco in the 10th, and Derrick Robinson singled him to third.
Marlins 4, Phillies 0

MIAMI Nathan Eovaldi pitched into the eighth inning to help the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies. Justin Ruggiano drew a bases loaded walk in the rst inning and the Marlins scored three runs in the eighth on RBI singles by Donovan Solando and Ed Lucas and a sacrice y by Christian Yelich. Eovaldi (4-6) allowed three hits over 7 2-3 innings. He struck out ve and walked two. Roy Halladay (4-5) left the game with right arm fatigue after walking two of the rst three batters he faced. He threw ve strikes in 16

pitches before manager Ryne Sandberg visited the mound and eventually removed Halladay after a long discussion.
Brewers 5, Braves 0

ATLANTA Marco Estrada pitched seven innings, Carlos Gomez and Jonathan Lucroy homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves. The NL East champion Braves began the night with the leagues best record, 1 games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Los Angeles Dodgers, who did not play Monday, moved two games back.

W x-Los Angeles 90 Arizona 79 San Diego 72 San Francisco 72 Colorado 71 z-clinched playoff berth x-clinched division

Loney homers in 9th as Rays sweep fading Orioles


MARK DIDTLER
The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Wil Myers tied it with a two-run single on a jarring play in the seventh inning then pinch-hitter James Loney stunned the Orioles with a leadoff homer in the ninth, and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a fourgame sweep that put a serious damper in Baltimores wild-card hopes with a 5-4 victory Monday. The Orioles also lost AllStar third baseman Manny Machado to a leg injury in the top of the seventh. Machados left leg buckled when he stepped on rst base running out an ineld single. He was taken off on a stretcher.

The win pushed the Rays a full game ahead of idle Cleveland for the top AL wild card. Baltimore fell ve games back of the Indians with six games to go for both teams. With the bases loaded, two outs and trailing 4-2 in the seventh, Myers, a rookie, sent a are behind second base. Second baseman Alexi Casilla, who entered the game in the eighth, made a fully extended diving catch but he collided with Nick Markakis, racing in toward the ball from right eld. The ball came loose and two runs scored.
Rangers 12, Astros 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE Mondays Games Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 4 Texas 12, Houston 0 Chicago White Sox 3, Toronto 2 Detroit at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Kansas City at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Tuesdays Games Chicago White Sox (H.Santiago 4-9) at Cleveland (U.Jimenez 12-9), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (M.Moore 15-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 11-12), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (Redmond 4-2) at Baltimore (Tillman 16-7), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Peacock 5-5) at Texas (Darvish 13-9), 8:05 p.m. Detroit (Fister 13-9) at Minnesota (Diamond 6-11), 8:10 p.m. Boston (Lackey 10-12) at Colorado (Chatwood 7-5), 8:40 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 14-9) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 8-7), 10:05 p.m. Kansas City (B.Chen 8-3) at Seattle (Paxton 2-0), 10:10 p.m. Marlins 4, Phillies 0 Philadelphia AB R H BI BB SO Avg. C.Hernandez cf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .298 Rollins ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .252 Utley 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .279 Ruiz c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .273 D.Brown lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .274 Ruf 1b-rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .256 Asche 3b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .250 Bernadina rf 2 0 1 0 0 0 .183 De Fratus p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --E.Martin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-M.Martinez ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .162 Rosenberg p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --C.Jimenez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Halladay p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Lu.Garcia p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Savery p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Frandsen 1b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .233 Totals 31 0 4 0 2 6 Miami AB R H BI BB SO Avg. D.Solano 2b 4 1 1 1 1 1 .255 Lucas 1b 5 0 2 1 0 1 .256 Yelich lf 3 0 2 1 1 1 .286 Stanton rf 2 0 0 0 3 2 .252 Ruggiano cf 4 0 1 1 1 0 .223 Polanco 3b 3 1 1 0 1 0 .255 Hechavarria ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 .230 Mathis c 3 1 0 0 1 2 .183 Eovaldi p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .067 M.Dunn p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Dobbs ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 .229 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 30 4 9 4 9 8 Philadelphia 000 000 0000 4 0 Miami 100 000 03x4 9 0 a-struck out for E.Martin in the 8th. b-walked for M.Dunn in the 8th. LOB Philadelphia 6, Miami 13. 2B Rollins (33), Polanco (12), Hechavarria (14). RBIs D.Solano (34), Lucas (27), Yelich (16), Ruggiano (49). SB Yelich (9), Polanco (2). S Eovaldi. SF Yelich. Runners left in scoring position Philadelphia 1 (Utley); Miami 9 (Polanco 3, Hechavarria 2, D.Solano, Ruggiano 3). RISP Philadelphia 0 for 1; Miami 2 for 13.Runners moved up Ruggiano. GIDP Polanco. DP Philadelphia 1 (Utley, Rollins, Ruf). Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Halladay L, 4-5 1-3 0 1 1 2 0 16 6.82 Lu.Garcia 22-3 3 0 0 3 1 49 3.99 Savery 12-3 0 0 0 0 3 21 3.50 De Fratus 1 1-3 2 0 0 1 2 24 4.00 E.Martin 1 1 0 0 0 2 20 6.25 Rosenberg 1-3 3 3 3 2 0 32 5.09 C.Jimenez 2-3 0 0 0 1 0 13 2.35 Miami IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Eovaldi W, 4-6 72-3 3 0 0 2 5 109 3.50 M.Dunn H, 18 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 3 2.71 Cishek 1 1 0 0 0 1 12 2.43 Inherited runners-scored Lu.Garcia 2-1, C.Jimenez 3-1, M.Dunn 1-0. T 3:02. A 18,627 (37,442). Brewers 5, Braves 0 Milwaukee AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Aoki rf 5 1 1 0 0 0 .287 C.Gomez cf 5 1 1 1 0 4 .281 Lucroy c 4 1 1 2 0 1 .281 Ar.Ramirez 3b 4 1 3 1 0 0 .283 K.Davis lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .280 Halton 1b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .253 Wooten p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Blazek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Y.Betancourt 2b-1b4 0 1 0 0 0 .209 Bianchi ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .236 Estrada p 3 0 2 0 0 0 .219 Gennett 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .321 Totals 38 5 11 4 0 8 Atlanta AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Heyward cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .248 J.Schafer rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .248 J.Upton lf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .261 C.Johnson 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .327 Gattis c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .230 Simmons ss 2 0 1 0 1 1 .247 Terdoslavich 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .215 Janish 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .171 Minor p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .169 Varvaro p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-El.Johnson ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .263 Loe p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 29 0 3 0 3 6 Milwaukee 100 020 0205 11 0 Atlanta 000 000 0000 3 1 a-singled for Varvaro in the 8th. E Simmons (14). LOB Milwaukee 6, Atlanta 5. 2B Aoki (18), Halton (4). 3B Simmons (6). HR C.Gomez (22), off Minor; Lucroy (18), off Minor; Ar.Ramirez (12), off Varvaro. RBIs C.Gomez (70), Lucroy 2 (81), Ar.Ramirez (49). SB J.Schafer (22). Runners left in scoring position Milwaukee 2 (Halton, Bianchi); Atlanta 3 (Terdoslavich, Simmons 2). RISP Milwaukee 2 for 5; Atlanta 0 for 4. GIDP J.Schafer. DP Milwau-

NATIONAL LEAGUE Mondays Games Milwaukee 5, Atlanta 0 Cincinnati 3, N.Y. Mets 2, 10 innings Miami 4, Philadelphia 0 Pittsburgh 2, Chicago Cubs 1 St. Louis 4, Washington 3 Arizona at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Tuesdays Games Milwaukee (Thornburg 3-1) at Atlanta (F.Garcia 1-2), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 7-8) at Cincinnati (Leake 14-6), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Miner 0-1) at Miami (H.Alvarez 4-5), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Cole 9-7) at Chicago Cubs (Rusin 2-5), 8:05 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 11-7) at St. Louis (Wacha 3-1), 8:15 p.m. Boston (Lackey 10-12) at Colorado (Chatwood 7-5), 8:40 p.m. Arizona (Miley 10-10) at San Diego (T.Ross 3-8), 10:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 13-7) at San Francisco (M.Cain 8-9), 10:15 p.m. kee 1 (Gennett, Bianchi, Y.Betancourt). Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Estrada W, 7-4 7 2 0 0 3 6 115 4.02 Wooten 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 4.21 Blazek 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 6.06 Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Minor L, 13-8 7 8 3 3 0 6 96 3.22 Varvaro 1 3 2 1 0 1 15 2.76 Loe 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 6.27 WP Estrada. T 2:29. A 19,893 (49,586). Rays 5, Orioles 4 Baltimore AB R H BI BB SO Avg. B.Roberts dh 5 1 1 1 0 1 .239 Machado 3b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .283 1-A.Casilla pr-2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 Valencia 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .299 C.Davis 1b 3 1 1 2 2 2 .286 A.Jones cf 3 0 0 0 1 3 .286 Markakis rf 4 1 2 0 0 2 .270 Wieters c 4 0 2 0 0 0 .232 McLouth lf 3 0 1 0 1 1 .261 Hardy ss 4 0 1 1 0 0 .260 Flaherty 2b-3b-2b4 0 0 0 0 2 .215 Totals 35 4 10 4 4 12 Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg. S.Rodriguez 1b 3 0 1 0 1 2 .255 d-Loney ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 .296 Zobrist lf-2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .271 Longoria 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .262 W.Myers rf 4 1 2 2 0 1 .294 D.Young dh 3 0 1 0 1 1 .237

Baltimore Orioles Manny Machado is taken off the field on a stretcher after injuring his left leg while running to first base on a seventh-inning single off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jake McGee on Monday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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ARLINGTON, Texas Alex Rios hit for the cycle, Derek Holland struck out

nine in his second shutout of the season and the Texas Rangers started their nal push for a playoff spot. The Rangers pulled within a game of idle Cleveland for the second AL wildcard berth with six games remaining.

Rios nished off the cycle with a triple to right-center eld in the sixth inning, and later scored to put Texas up 11-0. He doubled in the rst inning, had an ineld single in the third and hit his 18th homer in the fourth.

Y.Escobar ss 3 0 0 0 1 0 .258 T.Beckham 2b 2 1 1 1 0 0 .333 c-Joyce ph-lf 0 0 0 0 1 0 .239 J.Molina c 2 0 2 1 0 0 .244 a-DeJesus ph-cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .263 Fuld cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .193 b-Lobaton ph-c 1 1 0 0 1 0 .258 Totals 30 5 9 5 6 6 Baltimore 000 310 0004 10 0 Tampa Bay 010 100 2015 9 0 No outs when winning run scored. a-grounded out for J.Molina in the 7th. bwalked for Fuld in the 7th. c-walked for T.Beckham in the 8th. d-homered for S.Rodriguez in the 9th. 1-ran for Machado in the 7th. LOB Baltimore 8,Tampa Bay 8. 2B Wieters (29), McLouth (29), S.Rodriguez (10), J.Molina (14). HR C.Davis (52), off Archer; B.Roberts (6), off Archer; Loney (13), off Tom.Hunter. RBIs B.Roberts (37), C.Davis 2 (136), Hardy (74), Loney (71), W.Myers 2 (51), T.Beckham (1), J.Molina (18). SF T.Beckham. Runners left in scoring position Baltimore 2 (Flaherty 2); Tampa Bay 5 (Fuld 2, W.Myers, D.Young, Lobaton). RISP Baltimore 2 for 6; Tampa Bay 1 for 10. GIDP Y.Escobar, DeJesus. DP Baltimore 2 (Hardy, Flaherty, C.Davis), (Hardy, Flaherty, C.Davis). Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA W.Chen 41-3 6 2 2 2 4 83 4.03 Stinson 12-3 0 0 0 0 1 16 3.00 Matusz H, 18 2-3 1 2 2 1 1 17 3.55 ODay BS, 4-6 1-3 1 0 0 1 0 11 2.19 Tom.Hunter L, 6-5 1 1 1 1 2 0 21 2.74 Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Archer 41-3 5 4 4 2 7 89 3.21 W.Wright 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 3.76 B.Gomes 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 3 6.11 Al.Torres 11-3 1 0 0 0 2 21 1.46 McGee 1 2 0 0 1 1 20 4.01 J.Wright 1 2 0 0 0 0 10 2.77 Jo.Peralta W, 3-8 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 3.28 W.Wright pitched to 1 batter in the 5th. Tom.Hunter pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. T 3:46. A 17,830 (34,078). Reds 3, Mets 2, 10 innings, New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. E.Young lf 5 0 2 0 0 1 .249 Dan.Murphy 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .283 D.Wright 3b 2 0 0 0 2 1 .311 Duda 1b 3 1 1 2 0 0 .230 A.Brown rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .224 Lagares cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .251 T.dArnaud c 3 0 1 0 1 1 .191 Quintanilla ss 3 0 0 0 0 2 .227 c-Satin ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .281 Burke p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Henn p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Harang p 2 1 0 0 0 1 .400 a-Baxter ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .190 Germen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Feliciano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --F.Francisco p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Aardsma p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Tovar ph-ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Totals 32 2 6 2 3 9 Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Choo cf 6 0 3 2 0 0 .285 B.Phillips 2b 4 0 1 0 1 1 .262 Votto 1b 0 0 0 1 5 0 .308 Ludwick lf 5 0 0 0 0 0 .250 M.Parra p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Bruce rf 4 0 0 0 1 0 .266 Frazier 3b 4 1 1 0 1 0 .236 Cozart ss 4 0 0 0 1 1 .255 Hanigan c 4 1 2 0 0 0 .201 1-B.Hamilton pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 Mesoraco c 1 1 1 0 0 0 .244 Cueto p 3 0 1 0 0 0 .150 LeCure p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --S.Marshall p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Heisey ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .233 A.Chapman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 D.Robinson lf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .249 Totals 37 3 10 3 9 3 New York 001 001 000 02 6 0 Cincinnati 020 000 000 13 10 1 One out when winning run scored. a-lined out for Harang in the 7th. b-struck out for S.Marshall in the 8th. c-singled for Quintanilla in the 10th. d-sacrificed for Aardsma in the 10th. 1-ran for Hanigan in the 8th.E Frazier (9). LOB New York 5, Cincinnati 15. 2B Choo (34), Frazier (28). HR Duda (15), off Cueto. RBIs Duda 2 (33), Choo 2 (54), Votto (73). SB E.Young (41), Choo 2 (20), B.Hamilton (13). CS E.Young (11), Frazier (5). S Tovar. SF Duda. New York IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Harang 6 5 2 2 6 1 104 4.24 Germen 2-3 0 0 0 1 1 16 4.26 Feliciano 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4.50 F.Francisco 1 1 0 0 0 1 20 7.36 Byrdak 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 9.82 Aardsma 1 0 0 0 2 0 23 4.46 Burke L, 0-3 1-3 2 1 1 0 0 15 5.68 Henn 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3.38 Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Cueto 7 3 2 1 3 5 99 2.82 LeCure 1-3 2 0 0 0 1 12 2.70 S.Marshall 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.86 A.Chapman 1 0 0 0 0 3 17 2.59 M.Parra W, 2-3 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 3.45 Byrdak pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. Henn pitched to 1 batter in the 10th. T 3:42. A 21,269 (42,319).

With East clinched,Red Soxwant best record in AL


AP Sports Writer

JIMMY GOLEN

BOSTON The Boston Red Sox have almost two weeks before their rst playoff game, enough time to tweak their pitching rotation and nurse their injured players back to health. And they wont stop trying to win, either. We still want to play a good brand of baseball, Red Sox manager John Farrell said after the home nale when asked what his goals were over the last week of the season. We dont see the clinching of the division as a breather. Its a matter of continuing on and playing a very sound brand of baseball. The Red Sox secured a

playoff berth on Thursday and clinched the AL East the next night, but theres plenty more to play for over their nal ve games. Mostly, the goal remains to earn the best record in the American League, a prize that would earn them a playoff matchup with the wildcard winner. Entering Monday nights games, the Red Sox held a 1-game lead over AL West-champion Oakland and a 3-game lead over the Central Division-leading Detroit. The division winner with the best record will play the surviving second place team, which will not only be ghting for a postseason berth through the end of the season but will have to use one of its best pitchers in a

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Trendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to make religious accommodations to its policy governing employees appearance as part of a settlement of discrimination lawsuits led in California. The lawsuits were led on behalf of two Muslim women who claimed the company discriminated against them because they wore head scarves. Halla Banafa sued in 2010 after she was denied a job at an Abercrombie store. Hani Khan sued in 2011 after she was red. In court papers led Friday, Ohio-based Abercrombie also agreed to pay the women a combined $71,000 and unspecied attorney fees. Additionally, it has established an appeals process for workers denied religious accommodations. The womens lawsuits were led by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Microsoft unveils new Surface


NEW YORK Microsoft refreshed its Surface tablet computers Monday, giving them longer battery life and better comfort on laps as the software giant continues its transformation into a devices and services company. The company said it tried to address many shortcomings of the rst-generation Surface models, sales of which have been slow. Microsoft needs to boost its tablet business to make up for sales declines in traditional desktop and laptop computers. The new models come with a better built-in kickstand so they can rest more rmly on users laps while they sit on the couch. Microsoft is also making a docking station and a wireless mouse for business customers who need the mobility of tablets but also desire the traditional ways of using computers while in the ofce. Weve denitely gotten a year smarter, Brian Hall, general manager of sales and marketing for Surface, said in an interview. The redesigned Surface tablets come at a time of transition for Microsoft. Earlier this month, Microsoft struck a deal to acquire Nokias phone and services business for $7.2 billion. The company is also searching for a new CEO to replace Steven A. Ballmer, who announced last month that he plans to retire within the next year. The Surface Pro 2 is targeted at professionals who want the full power of a laptop in a tablet-style device. With a starting price of $899, the Pro 2 uses a full version of the upcoming Windows 8.1, meaning it can run any program written for Windows desktops and laptops. The Pro 2 promises 75 percent more battery life than the debut Pro model, which came out in February. The improvement comes partly from the use of Intels Haswell chip, which uses less energy. Theres also an optional Power Cover accessory that extends battery life even further.

A cheaper model, Surface 2, offers a 25 percent improvement in battery life, which means it can get up to 10 hours of use. It also has a better screen compared with last Octobers Surface RT. It uses Windows RT 8.1, meaning it can run only apps specically designed for it. Microsoft said it now has 100,000 apps, or 10 times what was available last year. Like other RT tablets, Microsoft is including a version of its Ofce software for free with the Surface 2. But now, the package will have the Outlook email and calendar program, not just Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Microsoft is selling the Surface 2 starting at $449 and will continue to offer last years Surface RT for $349.

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Wonder bread is back almost a year after it vanished from shelves. Flowers Foods Inc., which bought Wonder from the now-defunct Hostess Brands, says the bread started returning to supermarket shelves Monday. The company, which also makes Tastykake and Natures Own bread, snapped up ve bread brands after Hostess went out of business late last year. The $355 million deal included Butternut, Home Pride and Merita, which are all returning to shelves along with Wonder. Keith Aldredge, vice president of marketing at Flowers Foods, says the company is still deciding the fate of the Natures Pride bread brand.

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BlackBerry has agreed to sell itself for $4.7 billion to a group led by largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. BlackBerry said Monday that a letter of intent has been signed and its shareholders will receive $9 in cash for each share. Fairfax head Prem Watsa is a former board member who owns 10 percent of BlackBerry. Watsa stepped down when BlackBerry announced it was considering a sale last month. Watsa is one of Canadas best-known value investors and the billionaire founder of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. He has been compared to Warren Buffett because of his investing approach. BlackBerry founder Mike Lazaridis recruited Watsa to join the companys board when Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie stepped aside as its co-CEOs in January, 2012.

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Apple announced Monday that it has sold 9 million new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C units since Friday, shattering a record set last year. Apple sold 5 million units of the iPhone 5 during the rst weekend of September 2012. This was the rst year the new iPhones were also available the same weekend in China. The iPhone 5 did not go on sale in China until December 2012, when it sold 2 million units during its rst weekend. Blowing past that record of 7 million sales for the combined rst weekends exceeds nearly every analysts projection. This is our best iPhone launch yet more than 9 mil-

lion new iPhones sold a new record for rst weekend sales, said Tim Cook, Apples chief executive. The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while weve sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyones patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone. The company also announced that 200 million iOS devices have upgraded to the new iOS 7 operating system. Apple says thats the fastest software upgrade in history. The massive sales came despite limited supplies. On the rst day, many people standing in lines outside Apple stores left disappointed because the

company had run out of the gold iPhone 5S. Apple did not provide a breakdown between sales of the two new models. According to one report, however, the iPhone 5S was more than three times as popular as the iPhone 5C. Localytics, an analytics and marketing platform for application developers, says it measured 50 billion data points across its network. In its report, the rm says the iPhone 5S was far and away the clear choice among Apple fans over the weekend. That means that the iPhone 5S outshines the 5C by a factor of 3.4x, a clear indicator that the early adopters are favoring the high-end 5S compared to 5C, the report says. This makes sense since those who feel the need to buy a new device the very weekend it launches are most likely the power users who want the highest-end phone experience.

NEW YORK WalMart Stores is hiring 55,000 seasonal workers and is elevating 70,000 more to part- or full-time positions as the holiday season ramps up. The worlds largest retailer said Monday that 35,000 temporary workers will become part-time and 35,000 part-time workers will gain full-time jobs. The shift means that Wal-Mart will be offering more of its workers benets. Thats signicant because Wal-Mart has been a target of attacks by labor groups for what they say are skimpy wages and benets. Coming off a slowerthan-expected back-toschool season, stores are bracing for a tough holiday shopping period, which accounts for as much as 40 percent of their annual revenue. Analysts study the holiday hiring gures from retailers for clues about employment trends and sales expectations for the holiday season. Stores typically begin to hire for the holidays in mid-September and ramp up hiring in mid-October. Last season, Wal-Mart hired 50,000 workers and said it would offer more hours in general to its existing employees. The increase of full-time positions with benets rather than temporary jobs

is a departure from what is going on elsewhere, said Bob Funk, an employment expert and CEO of Express Employment Professionals, which counts Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as one of its largest clients. Were seeing hiring, but not at the magnitude of past years, he said. Retailers often look to part-time positions, which typically dont include benets, as a way to hold down costs. The Bentonville, Ark.based discounter, which is the nations largest private employer, has 1.3 million full-time and part-time U.S. workers. Employer consulting rm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. estimates that overall seasonal hiring will not change signicantly from last years total, when hiring rose 14 percent to 751,800 positions between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. Other retailers are beginning to unveil holiday hiring plans. Target Corp. said last week that it plans to hire 70,000 workers, a 20 percent drop from a year ago as it tries to be more efcient in its hiring practices. And department-store operator Kohls Corp. said last week that it plans to hire about 53,000 seasonal workers for the holiday season, slightly more than last year.
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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE OF REAL PROPERTY IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF LUZERNE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA Case No. 2012-11862 IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE EAGLE ROCK RESORT CO., L.L.C. Plaintiff vs. FERNANDO S. PO and ANN LORRAINE B. PO Defendants NOTICE TO: FERNANDO S. PO and ANN LORRAIONE B. PO NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE of Real Property (real estate) on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10:30 o'clock A.M. in the Luzerne County Courthouse, 200 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711. THE LOCATION OF THE PROPERTY TO BE SOLD is: Lot (s) 348 of MV Subdivision of Eagle Rock Resort f/k/a Valley of the Lakes Subdivision in the Township of Hazle, County of Luzerne, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. BEING the same premises heretofore conveyed to FERNANDO S. PO and ANN LORRAINE B. PO by Deed dated March 2, 2008 and recorded in Luzerne County Recorder of Deeds Record Book 3008 at page 79543. SUBJECT to the same exceptions, reservations, conditions, restrictions and covenants as contained in prior deeds or other instruments forming chain of title to the aforedescribed premises.

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THE P.I.N. NUMBER OF THE AFOREDESCRIBED PREMISES IS: T5S1-001-348 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all claimants and parties in interest, that the Sheriff will, for all sales where the filing of a schedule of distribution is required, file the said schedule of distribution not later than thirty (30) days after the sale, in his office, where the same will be available for inspection and that distribution will be made in accordance with the schedule, unless exceptions are filed thereto within ten (10) days thereafter. SEIZED AND TAKEN IN EXECUTION at the suit of Eagle Rock Resort Co., L.L.C. vs. FERNSNDO S. PO and ANN LORRAINE B. PO. Sheriff to collect $51, 621.84 as reflected in the Writ of Execution, plus costs, expenses and attorneys fees. LORINE ANGELO OGURKIS, Esquire Attorney for Plaintiff 1031 Valley of Lakes, Hazleton, PA 18201 570-384-1377

BID NOTICE The Luzerne Conservation District will be accepting bids for construction of a streambank protection project at two sites on Huntington Creek, in Fairmount and Huntington Townships, Luzerne County. Full bid packages and supporting information are available online at www.luzcd.org or by calling 570-674-7991 ext. 3. There will be a mandatory site showing on Tuesday, 10/1/13 beginning at 10:00 AM. Bids will be accepted until 10:00 AM on Wednesday, 10/9/13

213 E. LUZERNE AVE., LARKSVILLE WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 25 - 4:00 P.M. FROM 4 TO 5 P.M. WE WILL BE SELLING TOOLS & HOUSEHOLD STARTING AT 5 P.M. WE WILL BE SELLING MILITARY TO INCLUDE: HELMETS, PATCHES, UNIFORMS, NAZI, SWORDS & ASSORTMENT OF FISHING ITEMS INCLUDING FISHING BOAT & BOAT MOTORS, POLES, LURES, MUCH MORE! AUCTIONEER: MARVA MYSLAK AU-3247L FOR INFO: 570-822-8249 WE ACCEPT ALL CREDIT CARDS WWW.AUCTIONZIP.COM I.D. 3473

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Mechanics Commercial DALLAS TWP. For Sale By Owner PLAINS TWP. 29 Jay Drive 2 story, 4 bedroom, 2.5 baths, on half acre. Fenced yard with heated in ground pool. Price Reduced to $235,500. 570-235-1624 Houses For Sale S. WILKES-BARRE Convenient location for your business in high traffic area. MLS 13 645 $169,900 Jennifer Atherholt 903-5107 REDUCED $89,900 43 Richmont Ave. Near Riverside Park. Motivated seller, make reasonable offer. 3 bedroom, 2 bath Cape Cod, central air, hardwood floor, above ground pool , fenced yard. www.atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 13-789 Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716 NEW LISTING! 45 OLD GRANDVIEW AVE. Make your new home a meticulously maintained bi-level in the Dallas Sch. Dist. This property offers 3BRS, 2 modern baths, modern kitchen, LR, and formal DR. For relaxation and entertaining there is a 3-season room off the kitchen and a large FR in the LL with Berber carpet and a wood-burning fireplace. All appliances and window treatments remain, so it is truly move-in ready. Call today for your private showing.or more details and to view the photos online, go to:
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We are a National Convenience Store Distribution Company hosting a JOB FAIR on Wednesday 9/25/13 From 7:30 am to 9:30 am. We are currently seeking a 3rd shift Maintenance Mechanic. Responsibilities include routine inspections of conveyor, facility, machinery and power equipment to insure that all is operating efficiently as well as red tagging and repairing all malfunctioning equipment to insure compliance with Division/OSHA standards. Qualified candidates should have a HS diploma or GED as well as 2-3 years of experience in a similar position.Show up and be interviewed! This is a Full time 40 hours per week, With a Competitive salary, generous benefit package, and various bonus programs! Work for the Best! Apply @

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MOUNTAIN TOP VACANT LAND 487-489 Mountain Top Blvd. Commercial property, Great traffic location on Rt. 309 between Church Rd. and Walden Park on R. MLS#13-3194. $80,000 Call Vieve Zaroda 570-715-7742.

and enter PRU3J2D2 in the Home Search. MLS #13-3552 $196,500 Walter or Mary Ellen Belchick 696-6566

6 SEVEN IRON DRIVE PRICE REDUCED! Great price on this Mountain Top home on Blue Ridge Golf Course. 4 bedrooms, 4 bath layout with a beautiful finished walk-out basement. Remodeled kitchen with all appliances included. Screened porch, deck and patio all look out to a large back yard. This is a great opportunity to acquire a home in this location. Call Paul 760-8143 to schedule a showing. Open house on Sun. October 6 from 1:00 to 3:00. Directions: On Alberdeen Road turn into Blue Ridge Trail GC. Through stop sign then right on 6 Seven Iron Drive. #13-2917 $399,000 PAUL PUKATCH

Just listed! This charming ranch home has hardwood floors, semimodern kitchen & bath, carport & a full basement ideal for addition living space. Payments less than typical rent. $59,500.00 Call Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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

570-288-6654 EXETER 696-1195 GLEN LYON

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Lackawanna Valley Dermatology has a full-time opening in our future Kingston office. After a few months of initial training in our downtown Scranton office, your employment will be primarily in our Kingston location. Duties include: assisting providers in surgery & exams, recording patient medical information in computer while assisting, escorting patients, sterilization, clerical, etc. We prefer a friendly, team player with medical experience to join our team. Applicant must have computer experience since our practice is totally computerized with Medent EMR. ICD9 and CPT coding knowledge a plus. LVDA is a drug free company. While training your schedule is Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm and your Kingston hours will be similar. Competitive benefit package included. Fax cover letter & resume to Practice Manager at 570-207-5579 Village at Greenbriar Assisted Living

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13 Thomas Street Handicap accessible. 2 bedroom rancher with vinyl siding. Modern kitchen and walk-in shower. Central air conditioning. One car garage. 3 season porch. Nice fenced rear yard. MLS # 13-2428. $87,500 Ask for Bob Kopec

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

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

Humford Realty, Inc. 570-822-5126. EXETER

DALLAS Beautifully decorated, open floor plan, excellent location, this home features gorgeous Amish wood floors, tile floors in kitchen & baths, huge family room built for entertaining, inviting deck & yard. MLS #13-3665 $299,000 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

7 Sky Top Drive $234,900 Immaculate condition & move in ready! 3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath, raised ranch. In ground pool. Modern kitchen, tile & hardwood floors, 2 gas fireplaces, security system, central air. www.atlasrealty.com MLS #13-3437 Call Brian Harashinski 570-237-0689

1156 Wyoming Ave. $57,500 Large 4 bedroom home with detached garage. Home has tall ceilings, 1 1/2 baths, nice yard, roof apx 10 years old. MLS #13-865 www.atlasrealtyinc.com
Call Colleen 570-237-0415

70 W Enterprise SELLER OFFERING $3,000 CLOSING ASSIST & 1 YEAR HOME WARRANTY Large 5 bdrm, 2-1/2 bath move-in condition home. Newly renovated 3rd floor has separate heat, small kitchen & can greatly enhance home as bonus area or rental income. Zoning is R-2. MLS# 13-2241 $59,900 Call Dana Distasio 474-9801

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38 Tedrick St. (Off Pittston By-Pass) $119,900 Upscale double block with separate utilities. One side has large remodeled kitchen with 3 bedrooms, other side has 2 bedrooms with garage and 2 car carport. Stucco Exterior, most appliances included. See add'l photos and search for this listing at www.atlasrealtyinc.com. MLS #13-3214. Call Charlie 829-6200

NEW ON THE MARKET! TRANQUILITY! Scenic wooded lot with beautiful view in the Fall & Winter. Private and secluded great for building your dream, camping and has access for hunting .Seller Negotiable.

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Convenient location for your business in high traffic area. MLS 13 645 $169,900 Jennifer Atherholt 903-5107

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

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

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PITTSTON TWP. Well maintained 3BR ranch in nice neighborhood. Large 9 x 21 sun room. Roof, Windows, Heating/AC System and hot water Heater all new in the last 5 years. Handicap accessible with OSP for 2+ cars. Book an appointment today, this desirable Dallas School District property won't last long. Call Christine (570)332-8832 570-613-9080 DURYEA 75 Filbert Street. Wonderfully maintained 3 bedroom Cape Cod with a modern eat-in kitchen. First floor bedroom and bath. First floor family room. Large master bedroom (15x16) with lots of closet space. Aluminum siding. Replacement windows. Fenced rear yard. Gas heat. Corner lot. MLS # 13-3247. $115,000 Ask for Bob Kopec Humford Realty, Inc. 570-822-5126.

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

283-9100 HANOVER TOWNSHIP

LEASE Medical/professional space available. Almost 3,000 sq. ft. includes all utilities, alarm system and ample free parking $3,625 per month. Can be subdivided. www.atlasrealtyinc.com.
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Looking for experienced welders, overhead crane operators, blueprint reading, machine operators & steel stud wall framers. Steady work. Excellent opportunity. Health insurance, vacation, holidays and 401K. Wages based on skill level. Apply at: Luzerne Iron Works 300 Sly Street Luzerne, PA 18709

VIEWMONT ACRES All this 2.8+ acre lot needs is your vision for your dream home. Located in a quiet country setting, this partially cleared lot has a great view of the mountains. Septic is already on site and ready for building. MLS #13-1705 Only $65,000 Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883

570-613-9080 DALLAS

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

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Restaurants BEST WESTERN PLUS EAST MOUNTAIN INN HAS THE FOLLOWING PART TIME POSITIONS: *Experienced Housekeepers *Experienced Housekeeping Inspector *Houseperson/Van Drive valid PA drivers license req'd. *Dishwasher *Banquet Prep/Line Cook Uniforms & meals provided Weekends & Holidays A Must! APPLY IN PERSON NO PHONE CALLS OFF OF ROUTE 115 WILKES-BARRE, PA Immediate Positions Available at Experienced Hand Tossed Pizza Man and Short Order/Line Cook Apply in Person 198 S. Main St. Wilkes Barre. outside The Wyoming Valley Mall, NOW HIRING ALL POSITIONS. Part time, Full Time, Nights & Weekends. Servers, cooks, bakers, buss persons and more! Apply in person. No phone calls!

PITTSTON A Family Owned West Pittston Deli 20 Years Operating Good Re-Occurring Business Serious Inquires Only Attorney Joseph A. Dessoye 570-299-5166

570-696-3801 DALLAS 20 Westminster Drive Attractive brick ranch in good location, close to schools and shopping. 9 rooms, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, 3 season porch overlooking large level rear yard. Hardwood and wall to wall carpeting. Gas heat. Two car garage. New roof. MLS#13-3473 REDUCED PRICE! $169,000 Call Sandra Gorman 570-696-5408

21 Oak Street Immaculate, 3 bedroom. 1 1/2 bath single. Gas heat, pool, fenced yard. Move in Condition Offered at $109,900 Call Jim for details TOWNE & COUNTRY REAL ESTATE CO. 570-735-8931

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

Lovely 2-Story Home in Nice Residential Neighborhood! Features Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Adjacent Family Room, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths with Gas Heat & Central Air + 2-Car Attached Garage. MLS 20 52633 Price: $210,000 Call Patsy @ 570-204-0983

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

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

LARKSVILLE

HUNTINGTON TWP. KINGSTON 283-9100 HANOVER TOWNSHIP

OPEN HOUSE Sun., Sept 22nd , 1-3 PM. Beautifully maintained 4 BR, 2 BA stream front home on cul-de-sac end of Oak Drive, oak kitchen cabinets, tile counter-tops. Four zone heating & central AC, large formal sunken living room with step up to dining room, oak hardwood floors, tile in baths, sunroom overlooking stream. Enormous backyard framed by babbling brook. Suspension bridge overlooks stream with access to naturally wooded playground. 42oakdrive.2seeit.com 570-510-5452 MOUNTAIN TOP

47 Vine St. Calling all investors and handy-people! Endless potential. Great neighborhood. Adjacent property also available. Call Julio Caprari MLS#13-3287 570-592-3966 $24,900

$79.900 This cozy and quaint home awaits you! Quiet neighborhood, yet walking distance to the revitalized downtown. Adjacent property (fixer-upper) also available. Can be purchased together. MLS #13-3293 www.atlasrealtyinc.com Call Jullio Caprari 570-592-3966

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

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

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

$54,900 Three bedroom, 1 bath, 6 rooms, plus laundry room on first floor, new pool & shed. New tilt out windows, gas furnace 6 years old, new screen doors 7 doors, newer roof MLS#13-2900 www.atlasrealtyinc.com. Call Tom 570-262-7716

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

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

PITTSTON

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

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JENKINS TWP. 378 Kossack Street. 2 bedroom rancher with aluminum siding. Modern kitchen and bath. 11x17 master bedroom. Central air conditioning. Full basement. 75x110 lot. Oversized carport. Never flooded in 1972! MLS#13-3957. Needs some sprucing up, but a steal at $85,000! Ask for Bob Kopec Humford Realty, Inc. 822-5126 KINGSTON TWP. Don't miss out on this 2 story country home situated on 2.15 acres w/above ground pool that has 2 decks attached & flower beds all around the grounds. Mod. kitchen and open floor plan. 24 hour notice required. Owner occupied. MLS#13-3343 $184,900 Call Brenda Pugh 570-760-7999

PROPERTIES 474-2340 NANTICOKE

PLAINS TOWNSHIP

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

696-1195 HANOVER TWP.

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

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

Besecker Realty 675-3611

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

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

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

570-885-5082 PITTSTON

75 Main St. Nice 2 story. Family room with brick fireplace. Modern eat-in kitchen with tile floor. Modern baths. Natural wood work with French doors. Replacement windows and newer roof. Gas heat and central air, Fully insulated. Double deck. Level rear yard. Fireplace is gas with triple wall pipe that can be used for wood, coal or pellets. MLS#13-3378 $125,000 Call Sandra Gorman 570-696-5408

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

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

Premier property in the city of Nanticoke. Corner Lot--E. Noble and College. Very large, well kept home. Nice yard. Detached garage. Large rooms with mother-in-law suite...separate utilities. MLS#13-614 $154,900 Call Charles Boyek 430-8487 76 Rear Parsonage Street Nice 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home with large yard. Directions: Main St, Pittston to Parsonage St.; left on Miller St; right on Rear parsonage Street; home is on right. MLS 13-3690 $37,900 www.atlasrealtyinc.com Keri Best 570-885-5082

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

675-5100
Immaculate 3/4 bedroom bilevel on half acre lot offers privacy & outdoor beauty. Convenient U shaped kitchen opens to dining area. Hardwood floors in much of house. Family room in lower level has tile floor & brick mantle ready for wood burner. Office can be 4th bedroom. Perennials comprise extensive outdoor landscaping, along with a 10x17 deck, 15x16 patio & 20x12 Studio/office. Home Warranty. MLS#13 2914 $189,000 Call Linda Gavio 474-2231, ext 19 Rear 395 E. Washington St. Double Block Home, Each Side: Large Living Rm., Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Vinyl Siding, Brand New Roof New: Berber Carpets, Paint, Flooring, With Backyard Deck length of House Have Income Tomorrow or Live for Free! Appraised at $65,000 listing at $47,950 or

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$49,900 65 Girard Ave Neat and clean. Move right into this freshly painted 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home with new flooring in the kitchen and bathroom. MLS 13 3555 Call Keri Best (570)885-5082 www.atlasrealtyinc.com Directions: Rt 11 South Main Street Plymouth; right onto Girard Ave; home is on the left.

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

283 REYNOLDS ST. Spacious four bedroom home with plenty of charm. Hardwood floors, leaded windows, accent fireplace and built-in bookshelves. First floor laundry/power room, three-season porch and a 16x32 inground pool. Move-in condition with newer roof, siding and windows, ductless air, all appliances and alarm system. #13-3406 $189,900 Carole Poggi 283-9100 x19

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

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

HALF-DOUBLE Bank Owned, great investment or first home buyer property. Price reduced to sell. $32,900. MLS#12-4494 Call John Piszak 570-313-8586 Gilroy Real Estate 570-288-1444 HOUSE FOR SALE. Wyoming St. 6 rooms, off street parking, fenced in yard. $65,000 Call 570-487-4377

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NANTICOKE 38 E. Union Street Nice single, 3 bedrooms, gas heat, large yard. Central location. REDUCED TO $49,500 TOWNE & COUNTRY REAL ESTATE Call 570-735-8932 or 570-542-5708

378 Kossack Street 2 bedroom rancher with aluminum siding. Modern kitchen and bath. 11x17 master bedroom. Central air conditioning. Full basement. 75x110 lot. Over sized carport. Never flooded in 1972! MLS#13-3957. Needs some sprucing up, but a steal at $85,000! Ask for Bob Kopec Humford Realty, Inc. 570-822-5126.

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WARRIOR RUN 2 story, 2 bedroom with fenced in yard, all appliances included. REDUCED TO $43,000. Call Ed Appnel. 570-817-2500

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

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

PLYMOUTH

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

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

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

WHITE HAVEN

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

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

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

CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


WILKES-BARRE

WILKES-BARRE

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

WILKES-BARRE

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

696-2600
SHAVERTOWN

Well built 2 story in very good condition, HW floors, plaster walls, eat-in kitchen, patio, finished basement with bar, large yard, tile bath, great neighborhood, near General Hospital, mall, casino and Dan Flood Elementary, gas BB heat, electric heat in basement. MLS #13-3623 Carl Georinger 696-5429

This is a great investment opportunity...separate utilities...very motivated seller. MLS #13-1473 $75,000 Call Maria Huggler 570-586-3575

696-2600
WEST PITTSTON

40 Exeter Avenue A grand stone wraparound porch with swing surrounds this century house loaded with charm and character. Marble entry foyer, 1st floor office with tile floor, grand staircse, formal living room,& sitting & dining rooms with hardwood floors. eat in kitchen, master bedroom with walk in closet & screened porch. walk up attic, off street parking in rear........this outstanding home is in move in condition and is priced right @ $149,900. Call Pat today @

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

TOWN & COUNTRY PROPERTIES 570-586-9636

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

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

696-2600

696-1195
WEST WYOMING

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696-1195

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

Smith Hourigan Group

570-696-3801

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

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HAZELTON

570-287-1196

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Appliances

Building & Remodeling SHEDLARSKI CONSTRUCTION Home Improvement Specialist Licensed, insured & PA registered. Kitchens, baths, vinyl siding & railings, replacement windows & doors, additions, garages, all phases of home renovations. Free Est. 570-287-4067 Chimney Service
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Landscaping Plumbing D.M. PLUMBING & HEATING Specializing in boilers, furnaces & water heaters. 10% Sr. discount. Licensed, insured & 24 hour service 570-793-1930 Roofing & Siding
Roofing Siding Carpentry 40 yrs. experience Licensed & Insured

Construction & Building Kenzie Construction

Hauling & Trucking

Licensed & Insured. PA# 087026

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

ALL KINDS OF HAULING & JUNK REMOVAL


TREE/SHRUB REMOVAL Demolition - Estate Cleanout Attics, Basements, Yards, etc. Free Estimates 24 hour service Small and large jobs!

Fall Cleanups, Leaf Removal, Landscaping, Snow Plowing Commercial & Residential. 570-332-7016 Tough Brush Tree pruning. Fall cleanup. Fully Ins. Free Est. 570-829-3261 Movers

KELLER'S LAWN CARE

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

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

EDKIN APPLIANCE REPAIR

NICHOLS CONSTRUCTION All Types Of Work Licensed & Insured Free Estimates 570-406-6044 Electrical
Licensed & Insured Retired Veteran. Panel upgrades. New & old work. 25 Yrs. Exp.

570-823-1811

570-239-0484

A-1 ABLE CHIMNEY

D. PUGH CONCRETE

A1 Always hauling, cleaning attics, cellar, garage, one piece or whole Estate, also available 10 & 20 yard dumpsters. 655-0695, 592-1813 or 287-8302 A1 General Hauling Cleaning attics, cellars, garages, Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299

AA CLEANING

CORNERSTONE CONSTRUCTION

RNI ELECTRIC, LLC


570-814-8979

AAA CLEANING

570-735-2257

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

D. PUGH CONCRETE

NEPA MASONRY, INC.


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

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

SLEBODA ELECTRIC

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

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

PA026102 Call Dan: 570-881-1131

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

Jim Harden 570-288-6709

EMERGENCIES

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

HOME SHOW March 7, 8 & 9


New Mohegan Sun Hotel and Convention Center
at the

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

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

STESNEY CONCRETE & MASONRY Brick, Block, Stucco, Stone, Steps, Sidewalks, Driveways, Foundations, Floors, Chimneys etc. Lic. & Ins. Call 570328-1830 or 570-283-1245 Construction & Building FLOORING INSTALLATION PROFESSIONALS 15 years experience. Carpet, vinyl, tile, wood, laminate installation & repairs. If you walk on it, we know how to install it! All Work Guaranteed Fully Insured. 574-8953

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

JO Home Improvement Roof, siding, painting, gutters. Fully Ins. Free Est. PA100512. 570-829-3261 or 57-817-2548

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

McManus Construction 570-735-0846 Tree Service

JOHNS PAINTING 570-735-8101

Gutter Repair & Cleaning

Mikes $5-Up

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

Will Haul Anything


Landscaping

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

M. PARALIS PAINTING

Paving & Excavating

APEX TREE AND EARTH apextreeandearth.com Serving Wyoming Valley, Back Mountain & Surrounding Areas. 570-550-4535

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Clean, Seal, Refinish 10 Year Warranty 570-417-1538 PJs Window Cleaning & Janitorial Services Windows, Gutters, Carpets, Power washing and more. INSURED/BONDED. pjswindowcleaning.com 570-283-9840

GUTTER RESTORATION & ROOF REPAIRS

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

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Sales, service, installation and repair. FULLY INSURED

GARAGE DOOR

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

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Houses For Sale WYOMING/FRANKLIN TWP. Houses For Sale
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Land (Acreage) WYOMING/EXETER BUILDING LOTS FOR SALE $35,000 - $39,900 Build your new home here. 2 new developments, prices range from $35,000 to $39,900. Public water sewer & gas available. NOT in flood zone. Lot sizes range from 50x100 to 80x105. www.atlasrealtyinc.com
CALL CHARLIE

Houses For Sale WILKES-BARRE

Apartments /Townhouses 3 rooms, wall to wall carpeting, appliances, coin-op washer/dryer, off street parking, $420+ security. No pets. 570-655-1606 BACK MOUNTAIN Two 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments with all appliances, $650 & $795/month + security & utilities. Credit check. 570- 696-5417
2nd floor, 1 bedroom. Includes heat, water & garbage. Off street parking. No pets/no smoking. $600/month + 1 month security. 570-690-1591

Apartments /Townhouses
KEN POLLOCK APARTMENTS 41 Depot Street Low and Moderate Income Elderly Rentals Include: * Electric Range & Refrigerator * Off Street Parking * Community Room * Coin Operated Laundry * Elevator * Video Surveilance Applications Accepted by Appointment 570-736-6965 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. TDD Only, 1-800-654-5984 Voice Only, 1-800-654-5988 Handicap Accessible Equal Housing Opportunity

Apartments /Townhouses
Nice, clean furnished room, starting at $340. Efficiency at $450 month furnished with all utilities included. Off street parking. 570-718-0331

AVOCA

GLEN LYON

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

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

$52,900 247 Lehigh Street

WILKES-BARRE

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

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

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

DALLAS

Lots BACK MOUNTAIN 1/2 ACRE LOTS In an upscale development, with public sewer, gas and underground utilities. Privacy and great views. 10 minutes to Kingston on Hillside Road. Starting at $47,900. 570-283-0547 EAGLE ROCK RESORT/ NEAR CHOCTAW LAKE 99 Chestnut Drive Wooded level buildable lot in Four Seasons resort. All amenities are transferred with deed. Amenities include, golf, equestrian, etc. Within walking distance of Choctow Lake. An amazing quick sale price of $11,500. MLS#13-1426. Call Vieve Zaroda 570-715-7742.

MEADOWS APARTMENTS
Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,450. 570-675-6936 TDD 800-654-5984 8 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri. Equal Housing Opportunity Handicap Accessible DALLAS Newberry Estates Furnished or Unfurnished Carriage House, 1 bedroom washer, dryer. Country club amenities included. No pets, no smokers. $925/month. 210-542-0635 DALLAS MULTI-LEVEL LUXURY TOWNHOUSE IN NEWBERRY ESTATES 3 bedroom, 3.5 baths in a quiet country setting. Includes central air & vacuum, 2 car garage, refrigerator, range, dishwasher, water & trash & all exterior maintenance. Amenities include golfing, swimming & tennis. $1,475 month. + utilities. Call Bernie 655-4815

DALLAS

SDK GREEN ACRES HOMES


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

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

220 Lake St.

DALLAS

NEWLY REMODELED. 1st floor efficiency. 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen, bath & laundry. New carpet & tile floors. Stove, refrigerator, washer & dryer included. Non smoking. No pets. 1 year lease. $550 month + security & references. Tenant pays electric & gas. 570-313-9955
WEST END ROAD One bedroom. Heat, water, garbage sewer & appliances included. Off street parking. No pets, non smoking, not Section 8 approved. References, security, 1st & last. $550/month. 570-852-0252

HANOVER TWP

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

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

570-288-9019

696-2600
WYOMING

Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

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

570-474-6307 HANOVER TWP Slope St. Nice building lot with utilities available. Ideal home site. Affordable at $10,900 TOWNE & COUNTRY REAL ESTATE CO. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708 PLAINS TWP. (Behind VA Hospital) Iroquois Ave. 80-150 Cleared Lot, Ready to Build. Asking 24,900. Assessed at $26,000 570-472-7243 NUANGOLA Raeder Ave. Private 90 x 200 wooded lot. Recently surveyed. Dir: Naungola Rd., right on Lake Ave., left on Raeder Ave. Lot is 50 ft past last house on left & at end of paved road. You'll see sign 50 ft in woods on left .Call to walk land or for additional info. MLS 13-3194 $29,500 Call Vieve Zaroda 570-715-7742.

HANOVER TWP. 3029 S. Main st.


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

KINGSTON West Union St.


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

696-2600
WILKES-BARRE

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

Lot For Sale

570-474-6307
Land For Sale Price Reduction 61 +/- Acres Nuangola $88,000 46 +/- Acres Hanover Twp. $69,000 Highway Commercial KOZ Hanover Twp. 3+/Acres 11 +/- Acres Wilkes-Barre Twp. Acreage Zoned R-3 Sugar Notch Lot $11,800 See Additional Land for Sale at: www.earthconservancy.org Call: 570-823-3445 EXETER TOWNSHIP VACANT LAND Build your dream home on this lot of almost 1 acre in a small quiet development on Bodle Road. $29,900. MLS#13-3803 Call John Piszak 570-313-8586 Gilroy Real Estate 570-288-1444 LAFLIN $32,900 Lot#9 Pinewood Dr Build your new home in a great neighborhood. Convenient location near highways, airport, casino and shopping 156 x 110 x 150 x 45 DIRECTIONS Rt 315 to laflin Rd; make left off Laflin Rd onto Pinewood Dr. Lot is on corner of Pinewood Dr. and Hickorywood Dr. MLS 13-23 atlasrealtyinc.com Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

ROTHSTEIN REALTORS 888-244-2714

Earth Conservancy

DALLAS 2nd floor Municipal Road $550. Mo. Electric heat, NO Pets. 1 bedroom plus 1 smaller bedroom, laundry, kitchen, living and dining room. 570-332-3562 EDWARDSVILLE 2 Bedroom, recently remodeled, hardwood floors throughout, microwave, dishwasher, washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator. Water included. No Pets. $550/month. 570-709-5178. Bit Keller LLC EDWARDSVILLE 2 bedroom double with recently updated kitchen & bath. Fenced in yard and off street parking. $675/month. Call Crystal Banfield 570-715-7741

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

HARVEYS LAKE

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

KINGSTON

JENKINS TWP

Call Rosewood Realty 570-287-6822

PRICE REDUCTION

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

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

WYOMING

WILKES-BARRE

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

1st floor. Located in quiet neighborhood. Kitchen, living room, dining room, sun room, bath, 3 bedrooms; 2 large & 1 small. Lots of closets, built-in linen closet & hutch. Hardwood & carpeted floors. Fireplace. Storage room. Yard. Washer/dryer, stove/fridge. Heat & hot water included. 1 year lease + security. $950. 570-283-4370 KINGSTON Pierce Street 3rd floor, 1-2 bedroom, 1 bath. Newly remodeled building, off street parking, all appliances, including washer/dryer. $575 + utilities. No pets, no smoking. 570-814-3281 KINGSTON 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 now. $675+ utilities. No pets, no smoking. 570-814-3281 KINGSTON 2 BR, range, refrigerator, wallto-wall washer/dryer hook up, walk up attic. Concrete cellar, 2 porches. Very clean. Must see. No pets. $450 + utilities & security. 570-574-1276 or 570-288-4860 KINGSTON 2nd floor, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen,living room,washer & dryer. Next to post office, off street parking. $500 + utilities, water & sewer included, 1 year lease, security & references, no pets, no smoking. Call 570-822-9821 KINGSTON 3rd floor. 1 bedroom. $600/month, everything included. NO smoking. Very unique! 570-814-3859

KINGSTON E. WALNUT ST.

LUZERNE COUNTY RENTALS


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

570-474-6307 NUANGOLA Gay Ave. Wooded building lot 150' road frontage, 200' deep, near I-81, Nuangola Exit. Public sewers. Lot will require well. Turn right at Rice Elem., left at stop sign, quick right on Gay Ave., property on left (lots 8, 9 & 10). Recently surveyed. MLS# 13-3195 $30,500 Call Vieve Zaroda 570-715-7742.

570-474-6307
EDWARDSVILLE Spacious, luxurious, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths 2nd floor, off street parking. Freshly painted, brand new, high energy efficient windows & stove. Washer/dryer hook up & dishwasher. $650/month + utilities, 1 year lease, security, references & credit check. No pets, non smoking. Not approved for Section 8. Call Rudy at 570-288-6889 FORTY FORT Newly renovated 2 bedroom. Great neighborhood. Nonsmoking. Oak composite floors, new w to w carpeting in bedrooms, new windows. 3 paddle fans, bath w/shower. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher. OSP. Coin-op laundry. $600/mo. + gas, electric & water. References required. No pets. Available Oct. 1st! 570-779-4609 570-407-3991 FORTY FORT 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 2nd floor + attic, new stove & refrigerator, wash/dryer hook-up, off-street parking. Water & heat included. No pets. No Smoking. 1 year lease, $485/mo + security, credit & background check. 570-947-8097 485 River St. 2 bedrooms, 2nd floor, 1 bath, off street parking $550 mo plus utilities. No pets. 570-881-0582

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

MINERS MILLS 1 & 1/2 bedrooms, completely redone, washer/dryer hook up, heat & water included. Quiet neighborhood with yard and screened in back porch. No pets. $575/month + security. 1 year lease. 570-430-0175

570-613-9080
YATESVILLE

570-474-6307

2 bedroom, 1st floor, $550/ month plus $550 security. Pay your own utilities. Gas heat. Fridge & stove. background & credit check. NO PETS. 570-825-2306 1 bedroom apartments with media rooms, recently renovated, New carpeting & appliances From $550 & up. 570-854-8785 IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE 2ND FLOOR UNIT! 1 bedroom apartments for elderly, disabled. Rents based on 30% of ADJ gross income. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. TTY711 or 570-474-5010 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.

MINERSMILLS

YATESVILLE

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

92'X120' Valley View Drive Last Available lot on Developed Street High and Dry, Sewer hook-up. $45,000. 570-287-1322

PRINGLE LOT FOR SALE

MOUNTAIN TOP

Two bedroom bi-level with very private rear yard, new vinyl windows, split system a/c unit. Enjoy the serenity of this home while being conveniently located in a desirable neighborhood. Search for this listing with additional photos on www.atlasrealtyinc.com. MLS #13-3771.
Call Charlie

15 Pittston Ave.

$119,000

(#3 Summit Street and 2 adjacent lots): Half acre of ideally located mountaintop corner lots w/ lake views and shared dock. Asking $74.9k; no reasonable offer refused. Call Jennifer at 570-760-1622 for serious offers only.

LAKE NUANGOLA LAND FOR SALE

YATESVILLE $49,900 Prime lots read for the right builder. Apx 100x150 priced to sell. www.atlasrealyinc.com Call Phil Semenza 570-313-1229.

MOUNTAIN TOP

FORTY FORT

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1 mile south of L.C.C.C. Established development with underground utilities including gas. Cleared lot. 100 frontage x 158. $30,500. Lot 210 frontage 158 deep on hill with great view $30,500. Call 570-736-6881

NEWPORT TWP.

Apartments /Townhouses 2 bedroom. Water included. $550 + utilities, security & lease. No pets. 570-472-9494 ASHLEY 1st floor, 2 bedroom apartment, freshly painted, wall to wall carpeting, appliances, washer/dryer hook-up, large yard, front and side porches, off-street parking. Sewer and garbage included. Utilities by tenant. No Pets. $450. Security and 1st months rent. 570-474-5505

ASHLEY

Newly renovated 2 bedroom, large living room with hardwood floors, off street parking, washer / dryer hookup. Sun porch. No pets. $700/month + security & references. 570-760-2362 Very nice 2nd floor apt in good neighborhood. 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen & tile bath. High ceilings & hardwood floors. 1 year lease. $750 month + security & references. Tenant pays electric & gas. No smoking. No Pets. 570-313-9955

FORTY FORT

Deluxe, quiet, airy 3 bedroom, 2nd floor, 1.5 baths & office. All appliances, washer/dryer in unit. Wall-towall, C/A, garage, attic, no pets/no smoking, lease. 570-287-1733

KINGSTON

Immaculate 1 bedroom, large kitchen, enclosed patio, washer/dryer hookup. Brand new carpeting. Off street parking. Yard. $500/mo water & garbage included. 1 block to park. 570-362-0581

PITTSTON

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Apartments /Townhouses

Located near shopping & transportation. Temple Apartments offers efficiencies & one bedroom apartments for income qualified individuals ages 62 or older and/or needing the features of a mobility impaired unit. Apartment amenities include: Accessible features-fully equipped kitchen-Wall to wall carpeting-Ceramic tiled baths-On-site management-On-site maintenance with 24-hour emergency response-On-site laundry-Intercom entry system-Social services coordinator on-site

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Apartments /Townhouses Apartments /Townhouses WEST PITTSTON $595 a month. Heat, Water and Sewer included. 1 bedroom, living room, dining room, wall to wall carpeting, washer/dryer, refrigerator and stove. Modern kitchen and bath. 2nd floor. 1 month security with 1 year lease. References required, No Pets. 570-446-7682 Beautiful 2 bedroom apt downtown Wilkes-Barre in historic brown stone across from Wilkes University in historic district. Walk to all downtown Restaurants, Bars, Move Theaters, etc. 12 ' ceilings, hardwood floors, large rooms, lots of closet space, new kitchen, washer/dryer in apt. Parking for 2 cars, 1 in covered garage & 1 in open lot behind. Heat & water included. Must See! $1,100 per month FIRM. 570-287-5991 Apartments /Townhouses 412 S Franklin St. Available Immediately! 1st & 3rd floor, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Off street parking. No utilities included. No pets. $575 month plus utilities. 1st months rent & deposit due at signing. Contact between 8am & 6pm. 570-606-1933 WILKES-BARRE 425 S. Franklin St. APTS FOR RENT! For lease. Available immediately, washer/dryer on premises, no pets. We have studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. On site parking. Fridge & stove provided. 24/7 security camera presence & all doors electronically locked. 1 bedroom - $450. 2 bedroom - $550. Water & sewer paid 1 month security deposit. Email obscuroknows@hotmail.com or Call 570-208-9301 after 9:00 a.m. to schedule an appointment WILKES-BARRE Apartments /Townhouses Commercial

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Houses For Rent EXETER TWP. Single family home. Mount Zion Rd. 6 rooms & bath. No pets/no smoking. $700/month + utilities & security. 570-388-2675 570-388-6860 MOUNTAIN TOP Walden Park 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with appliances included. 1 year lease & security deposit required. No pets. $1,400/month. Call Rick Gaetano 570-715-7735

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Land (Acreage) SWEET VALLEY GRASSY POND ROAD 6.69 wooded acres. Great building site and/or ideal hunting property. No utilities. REDUCED $65,000. Call Pat Doty 570-394-6901 696-2468

IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE 2ND FLOOR UNIT! 1 bedroom apartments for elderly, disabled. Rents based on 30% of ADJ gross income. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. TTY711 or 570-474-5010 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.

MOUNTAIN TOP OAK RIDGE

WILKES-BARRE

Wilkes-Barre, North Plains AMERICA REALTY

AMERICA REALTY
1 Month Free Rent (Qualified Applicant) FORTY FORT RETAIL (GLASS FRONT) STORE. WYOMING AVE. $850. month. 2 YEARS SAME RENT. A MONTH FREE RENT (QUALIFIED) APPLICATION REQUIRED. DETAILS CALL 570-288-1422

2 males looking for 3rd roommate to share 3 bedroom apartment. $85/week. Call 570-578-2644

NANTICOKE

WILKES-BARRE

NANTICOKE Beautiful large 2 bedroom apartment. New kitchen, all appliances including washer & dryer, new bathroom, new carpets, just painted. Off street parking. $650/month + utilities, 1 month security. Call 570-881-0320

570-288-1422 OWNER RETIRING! Little or no money required (qualified) Walk to General Hospital. Remodeled Victorian, 2 units, collect income for you - $890. approximate. Newly remodeled 1st floor, 1 bedroom, oak kitchen, built-ins, asthetic fireplace, bedroom, gorgeous! Serious call Bill $145,000.

BUY / OWN

RENTALS

Wilkeswood Apartments

NANTICOKE Large 1 bedroom. Hardwood floors, full kitchen, large dining room. No pets, no smoking. $465. Water, sewer & trash included. 570-262-5399

WILKES-BARRE

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

NANTICOKE LEXINGTON VILLAGE

Mayflower Crossing Apartments


570.822.3968

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

Remodeled 1st floor apt. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, rear porch. Gas heat, washer/dryer hook- up, fridge, stove & dishwasher. Absolutely no pets. $600/month + utilities & 1 month security. Reference check. 570-472-9453 WILKES-BARRE 72. W. River St. Newly refurbished, large & very charming 3 bedroom dwelling in Historic Mansion in a beautiful neighborhood . Central Air & Heat. Off-street parking, Hardwood floors, new kitchen & appliances. Hot water included. $1,240 + security. 570-991-1619

63 ELIZABETH ST.

570-822-2711
www.liveatwilkeswood.com
WYOMING BLANDINA APARTMENTS Deluxe 2 bedroom. Wall to wall carpet. Some utilities by tenant. No pets. Non-smoking. Elderly Community. Quiet, safe. Off street parking. 570-693-2850 Commercial

1 & 2 BR Apts 2 & 3 BR Townhomes

WYOMING 322 Wyoming Avenue 300 sq. ft. ideal for barbershop, small convenience store, appliance repair, locksmith, eBay outlet, accounting office, travel agency, designer, broker, consultant, general office space. Air, heat, garbage, sewer, hot water & all maintenance included. Street parking. Downtown Wyoming location, 30,000 passing cars a day. $350/month. Call 570-693-3492 for appointment. Houses For Rent BEAR CREEK 2 bedroom ranch, hardwood floors, great sun room, 1,400 sq. ft. fireplace & wood burner, great deck. county setting. 2 car attached garage. No pets. All utilities by tenant. $970/month 570-760-5095 DALLAS/LEHMAN TWP. Lovely 2 bedroom, one bath house in the country. Spacious kitchen/living/dining room combination. No smoking, no exceptions. One small pet considered. References, security deposit & credit check required. $1,250/month + utilities. 570-899-8432

570-474-6307 NATICOKE HANOVER SECTION


2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH HOUSE. 570-864-2275

Half Doubles 2 bedroom, washer/dryer hook ups. No pets. $550 + utilities, security & lease. 570-288-7753

ASHLEY

PITTSTON
Newly remodeled two story, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator, stove & dryer, washer included, two car driveway, fenced yard, no pets. $775/month + utilities plus security. Call 570-417-9781
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15 minutes from Power Plant or W-B. 2 bedroom, appliances, washer/dryer hook up, electric heat, new paint & carpet, non smoker. $625/month + security, references & 1 year lease. Pet on approval. 570-218-2320 570-379-2029

GLEN LYON

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

GLEN LYON

570-735-3500

PITTSTON 1st floor, large 1 bedroom apartment. Newly renovated, off street parking, washer/ dryer hook up. $700 heat, water and sewer included. 570-443-0770

EDWARDSVILLE

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

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

1st floor, 1-2 bedrooms, living room with wall to wall carpet thru-out, modern bath & kitchen with electric stove, laundry room with gas or electric dryer hookups, private porch, off street parking, no pets, no smokers, lease, security deposit, references, credit & background check, utilities by tenant. $595/month. 570-824-4884 Duplex, 2nd floor apartment. 1 bedroom. Heat & hot water included. No smoking. No pets. $500 + security. Call 570-823-6829 WILKES-BARRE Hazle Street Large 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Appliances, no pets, OSP. $650 includes all utilities. Security. 570-822-3991 WILKES-BARRE/Heights Townhouse type apartments. 2 bedrooms, stove, fridge, washer/ dryer hookup. Off-street parking. Utilities by tenant. No pets or smoking. $500/month. 570-825-8355, 6 to 8 pm ONLY WILKES-BARRE

WILKES-BARRE BEAUTIFUL 6 ROOM

PLAINS SINGLE HOME Nice Yard, off-street parking, plus garage. 3 bedrooms plus small office, 1.5 bath, washer/dryer hookup, gas heat, air conditioning. Newly renovated. No Pets. $975. + utilities. 570-655-4915 Newly Remodeled 2 bedroom house, quiet secluded area, Nice View. $650 + Security. 570-239-3950 Roommate (male) wanted to share expenses on whole house in Plymouth area with large yard. Approximately $450/month. 570-332-7023 WILKES-BARRE Miners Mills house for rent: Scott St, 2 bedroom, 2 story home with porch, patio & side yard. Appliances & washer/dryer included. Ample off street parking. $650/month + utilities. Call Barbara Mark 570-696-5414

PLYMOUTH

3 bdrm., 2nd floor, Eat in kitchen. Washer/dryer hook up. Storage area. Small yard & rear deck. $850/month + security. Heat & sewer included. Call 570-650-7265

Rothstein Realtors 888-244-2714 PITTSTON

WILKES-BARRE

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

WILKES-BARRE

PITTSTON Brand new 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment on 2nd floor. Oversize bay windows, hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless appliances. All tile & stone showers. Central air, gas heat. Washer & dryer. Water & garbage included. No dogs. $1,250/month. 570-760-7326

WILKES-BARRE

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

1/2 double, very spacious, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths with all neutral decor, large eat-in kitchen with oak cabinets, new countertop & all appliances, ample closets, full walk out basement for storage, off street parking, spacious back yard deck. $750/mo + utilities, security & lease. NO PETS. 570-793-6294

LYNDWOOD AREA

Edwardsville/Kingston AMERICA REALTY

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

BUY / OWN

HANOVER TWP. 1/2 double. 3 bedrooms. Vinyl siding. Steel insulated entry doors with deadbolts. Gas heat. Located on small, quiet lane. Close to bus stop & shopping. Available 10/1/13. Now showing. Lease, references checked. $525 monthly + utilities. 570-650-3803 Waterview, 2 bedroom, deck, porch, storage, Family room, eat-in kitchen. $650/month. 703-583-5067

HARVEY'S LAKE

LAFAYETTE GARDENS

KINGSTON
FORTY FORT AMERICA REALTY 570-288-1422 EXTRAORDINARY GEORGIAN PILLARED COLONIAL (Qualified / Inquiries) 570-696-1195 WEST PITTSTON Single family home, 2 bedrooms, fenced in back yard, off street parking. $650/month + utilities, security & lease. Non smokers, no pets. 570-696-3289 WEST WYOMING Beautiful 2 very large bedroom home, 3 baths with wood, slate & marble floors, stainless steel appliances, laundry room on 2nd floor. Pool table room, finished basement, fenced yard, garage. $1,200/month + utilities, lease, & security deposit. 570-233-7235. WILKES-BARRE Clean, 2 bedroom, duplex. Stove, hookups, parking, yard. No pets/no smoking. $475 + utilities. 570-868-4444 WYOMING Lovely 3 or 4 bedroom cape. Hardwood floors, second floor master, modern kitchen, in most desirable area. $1300 month + utilities & references. call Deanna 570-696-0894 LEWITH & FREEMAN 570-288-9371 Land (Acreage) Highland Hills/Charles Place Only 2 one acre+ lots left! 570-498-9244

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

113 Edison Street

Clean ground level 1 bedroom. Stove, fridge, sewer & water included. Freshly painted, new rugs, security & references. No smoking. No pets. $465/mo. 570-693-1468

PLAINS

WILKES-BARRE

PLAINS Modern 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 2nd floor apartment. Kitchen with appliances. New carpet. Conveniently located. No smoking - no pets. $600 PER MONTH. Call Rae 570-899-1209 LEWITH & FREEMAN 288-9371 Newly remodeled, 2 bedroom. Water included. $600. 570-239-3950 PLYMOUTH

1, 2, 3, or 4 bedrooms. Wood floors, no pets, starting $450. all utilities included. 570-826-1934

WILKES UNIV CAMPUS

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

HEIGHTS SECTION

SPRAGUE AVE. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1st floor duplex. New carpeting & hardwood floors. Convenient to Wyoming Ave . Basement storage. Washer/dryer hookup. $525 month + utilities, security, lease. NO PETS.

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

35-37 Rice Ave. Double block in very good condition. Live in one side and let the other side pay the mortgage. Newer roof and furnace, 3 years old. Very clean and in move-in condition. A Must See! MLS#13-2618. $79,000 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 EXETER OFFICE SPACE Newly remodeled, 120 sq. ft. all utilities included, except phone. Paved parking. $200/month. 1 month free. Call 570-602-1550 for details KINGSTON BUSINESS PARK Large equipmen/storage yard available. $850/month. Utilities available. 570-947-3292 KINGSTON COMMERCIAL GARAGE 1250 sq. ft., 12' ceilings, 10' garage door. $550/month + utilities. 570-947-3292 KINGSTON STORAGE/WORKSHOP 665 sq. ft., bathroom, office. $350/month 570-947-3292 PITTSTON TWP. $1,750/MONTH

FORTY FORT - Wyoming Ave. Over 3,200+ approximate sq. ft. of excellent quality splendor! 3/4 bedroom, tiled 1 & 3/4 baths, cherry cabinet, breakfast room, kitchen appliances & (W/D). 2nd floor enclosed porch, dining room, gas fireplace, hardwood, appliances (W/D) 1 stall garage. $3,000 + utilities. No pets, sincere applicants, credit, employment, occupancy date to be determined. Professional office suite may be future rental.

EAST BENNETT ST. Charming 3 bedroom, hardwood floors, new carpeting in bedrooms, laundry room off spacious kitchen, stained glass windows, off street parking, convenient to Cross Valley. $650. + utilities, security, lease. NO PETS . 570-793-6294

PLYMOUTH

Excellent apt. One bedroom, 1 bath. Included sewer, water, off street parking, kitchen appliances. Close to WVW H.S. We are looking for clean tenants to rent clean living space. 570-855-3329. Cozy 3 bedroom on 2 floors. $650/mo. 570-760-0511

$500.00

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

Country raised ranch with 2-3 bedrooms, full basement, huge wrap around deck. 1 bay garage. Lake Lehman School District. $900 month + 1st & last month's rent. 570-298-2523 LARKSVILLE Pace Street 5 room single family home with 2+ bedrooms, 1 bath, washer/dryer, deck & yard. $660/month + utilities. Call Barbara Mark 570-696-5414

HARVEYS LAKE NOXEN AREA

LARKSVILLE 2 BR, refrigerator, stove & dishwasher, washer/dryer hook up. Private driveway. No pets, $650 + utilities & security. 570-954-5903

LARKSVILLE Very clean, fenced in yard, washer/dryer & stove. Utilities by tenant. Has gas heat & water. Off street parking, nice neighborhood. 2 large & 1 small bedroom. $700/month + security. No pets. 570-287-1421 1/2 double. Recently remodeled. Close to schools & downtown. 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1/2 bath, references required. No pets. $775 month + 1 month security. Call 570-760-3551

PLYMOUTH

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

SHAVERTOWN Back Mountain 36 Roushey St 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, recently remodeled, all appliances, off street parking, ample storage. $595 + security & utilities. 570-780-0000

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

WILKES-BARRE /KINGSTON

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

North Main Street

NANTICOKE

JENKINS TWP.

Rentals

696-1195
Recently updated. 2 bedroom, living rm., dining rm. Off street parking. Fenced yard. $750/mo + utilities. 570-650-0010 LUZERNE 6 room single family home. All gas. $650/month + security. Call 570-650-4628

LARKSVILLE

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

WEST PITTSTON GARDEN VILLAGE APARTMENTS

WILKES-BARRE 142 s. franklin St 2nd floor, 1 large bedroom w/office, fireplace, off street parking, 14' ceilings, hardwood & tile floors. Stove, D/W, microwave, garbage disposal, washer/dryer, 24 hour maintenance & security cameras. $900/month + security, utilities & 1 year lease. Call Janice at 570-706-6010 3 bedroom, off street parking, washer & dryer hook up . freshly painted No pets. $575 + utilities & security. 570-822-7657 3 bedrooms, 2nd floor, modern, new flooring, refrigerator stove, washer/dryer hookup, water included. $650 + electric. Section 8 Accepted. 570-301-8200 WILKES-BARRE 307-309 South Street East 2 bedroom apartment on 1st floor. New floors & carpets, big kitchen, 6 x 8 covered porch , large yard. Landlord pays water & heat. $650/month, $1,000 security No hook ups. NO PETS. Call Manny 917-295-6254 718-946-8738 WILKES-BARRE Near Kings, 2 BR heat & water included. $650/month. No pets. 570-693-0285

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Opting out of health-care reform? Penalties await


insurance? A: Individuals choosing not to have health insurance in 2014 will be subject to a penalty that accrues for each month he or she goes without coverage.There are exceptions for individuals whose reported income is below the federal tax-filing threshold or who have one of the exemptions specified in federal law.The federal taxfiling threshold varies based on filing status. Single people under age 65 dont have to file if their annual income is below $9,750. The penalty will be the greater of: A xed percentage of applicable income defined as the difference between an individuals household income and the applicable tax-filing threshold. The percentages are: 1 percent for 2014; 2 percent for 2015; and 2.5 percent for 2016 and beyond. A xed annual dollar amount assessed on each taxpayer and dependent.The fixed amounts are: $95 in 2014; $325 in 2015; and $695 in 2016 and beyond. Q: What happens if a small business chooses not to offer health insurance to its employees? A: Small businesses with fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees are not required to provide health insurance.An employee is considered full time who works 30 hours or more a week. Employees of small businesses are eligible to purchase health insurance through a state exchange or open marketplace. Depending on the individuals household income, some people receive premium tax credits to help offset costs. Q: What happens if a large employer chooses not to offer health insurance to its employees? A: A large employer,with 50 or more full-time-equivalent employees,will be subject to

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a penalty.The penalty for any applicable month is 1/12th x $2,000 x (total number of fulltime employees minus 30). The penalty is delayed until January 2015. If a company offers coverage but its employees choose to buy a plan from the state exchange and use tax subsidies to help pay for it, that company can be penalized if its health plans are not affordable. If the coverage exceeds more than 9.5 percent of an employees household income, it would be considered unaffordable. The company also can be penalized if it does not pay at least 60 percent of the costs

associated with services covered by its health plan. Q: What happens if a large employer that is a provider of a self-insured plan, or pays for its employeesmedical costs, chooses not to offer health insurance to its employees? A: The employer still

will be responsible for the penalty whether the plan is self-insured or fully insured. Under a fully insured plan, the company pays a fixed premium to an insurance carrier. Andrea K.Walker The Baltimore Sun

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YMCA issues a challenge for children and caregivers


MARY THERESE BIEBEL Back and forth the sharks and minnows ran across the gym. Again and again and again, with each little shark trying to snag a colorful ag from another childs belt, an action that would transform that little minnow into a shark, too. Eventually, I think everybody is going to end up being a shark, wellness director Lauranel Banks said as she watched a dozen children play the fast-paced game on a recent Thursday at the Wilkes-Barre YMCA. But, shark or minnow, everyone in the C.A.T.C.H. (Coordinated Approach To Childrens Health) after-school program was going to end up getting a lot of exercise, too. As 8-year-old Ariela Wyand paused to catch her breath, a bystander asked how she felt. Sweaty! she said with a grin. Is that a good feeling? Flashing a thumbs-up sign, Ariela scampered off to rejoin the action. After Sharks & Minnows, facilitator James Orrson led the children through a different activity that involved lots of kicking of soccer balls. Then the group headed into another room where the children used puzzle
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Yeidyveth Santana, 8, learns about putting together a nutritious dinner plate through a puzzle at the YMCAs after-school program. Monitoring the activity is YMCA counselor James Orrson.

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pieces in a sitting-down game about lling plates with good-for-you food. I dont like cauliower, 8-year-old Yeidyveth Santana told Orrson,

handing back a vegetable piece of the puzzle. How about peas? Orrson asked, handing her a substitute puzzle piece.

Peas sounded good to the little girl. And if learning more exercise and nutrition sounds good to you, you might want to sign up

for the YMCAs Family Fitness Challenge. Designed for children ages 8 to 12 and their caregivers (that could be anyone from 30-year-old

parents to 70-year-old great-grandparents or someone else) the 9-week program will help families learn how to make healthy food choices and

increase their physical activity. We want to keep them doing things as a family, YMCA health and wellness specialist Linda Reilly said, describing physical games that children and parents can play together. The program also would include cooking demonstrations and recipes as well as tips for shopping on a limited budget and understanding food labels. If healthy habits are established early at home they will carry over to when children are out of their parents care, and that will dramatically help reduce obesity in our community, Reilly said, noting that, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported a small decline in childhood obesity rates among preschoolers in several states, the news is not so good in Pennsylvania. The CDC report said the obesity rate among low-income preschoolers in Pennsylvania increased from 11.5 percent in 2008 to 12.2 percent in 2011. Colorado and Tennessee were the other two states in which the percentage of childhood obesity increased. Among the goals the Family Fitness See YMCA | 2D

W-B native researches language, cognition link in Italy


MARY THERESE BIEBEL When Alissa Ferry was a student at Meyers High School in Wilkes-Barre, she and her classmates wrote biographies describing what they thought theyd be doing 25 years in the future. Mine was actually pretty accurate, said Ferry, who came across her prediction on a recent visit to her hometown. I wrote that I would have a PhD and work as a child psychologist. I ended up pretty close to that. At 30, Ferry isnt quite ready for that 25thanniversary reunion yet, but her enthusiasm for science an interest she credits Meyers science faculty for fostering continues to grow. A graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago, she is a post-doctoral researcher in the eld of language acquisition at the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati in Trieste, Italy. There she recently designed an experiment that tested babies reactions to pictures of dinosaurs and sh accompanied either by the shrieks of lemurs, the sound of a human
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voice or a beeping sound. The Times Leader recently had a chance to interview Ferry, who is the daughter of Charlotte Ferry and the late Gerald Ferry of Wilkes-Barre, about her research. Here are her answers to our questions. TL: Were you actually working with lemurs, or did you just have recordings of the sounds they made? AF: Unfortunately, no! I just used recordings that came from lemurs at the Duke University Lemur Center. I only worked hands on with the babies. TL: Is it safe to say your research supported the idea that children at 3 or 4 months old respond to lemur sounds the same way they respond to human speech? Then at 6 months they dont respond to the lemurs but they still do respond to human speech? AF: In some ways, yes. In the context of this experiment, I was looking to see the very start of the link between language and thinking. We know that language and thinking are really intertwined in adults. Imagine trying to think

without using your inner voice. Its really difcult. But at the same time, we dont really know much about why they are linked or how they are linked. I designed an experiment to see if language can help tiny babies think. In particular, I looked to see if language can help them in a really simple type of task, forming object categories and then I looked to see if other sounds also helped them form categories and how it changed throughout the rst year. TL: Were you using pictures of dinosaurs, to see if the children responded to them? AF: Yes. We wanted to see if language helps babies form categories and so we looked at how well they form categories of animals, including dinosaurs for some babies, sh for other babies. TL: If the children recognized the animals, how could you tell? AF: Babies, it turns out, are really not very good at answering questions! So doing experiments with them can be a little bit difcult. One thing that babies are really good at is looking at things that they nd interesting. And at the

Wilkes-Barre Alissa Ferry is conducting her research at one of the best labs in the world for studying language acquisition. An added perk is the location along the Adriatic Sea.

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same time, they tend to get bored very quickly. If you give a baby a toy, theyll generally play with it for a little while and then lose interest and look for something else to hold their attention. So, we use this to our advantage. See FERRY | 2D

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HEALTH

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From page 1D will emphasize: Eat Healthy: Make water the drink of choice, supplemented by 100 percent fruit juice and low-fat milk and make it easy for everyone to ll half their plates with fruits and vegetables by offering two or three colorful options. Feel free to mix and match fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables to provide variety. Play Every Day/Go Outside: Children should have at least an hour of unstructured play outside, when possible, and break into a sweat at least three times a week by getting 20 minutes or more of vigorous physical activity. Get Together: Eat as a family as frequently as possible with children involved in meal preparation and clean-up. In addition, adults should take a break from electronics and spend oneon-one time each day with their children, enjoying one anothers company. Reduce Screen Time: Time spent in front of a television, computer, tablet, cell phone or video games should be limited to two hours per day. Sleep well: Children and adults need to keep a regular sleep schedule, 10 to 12 hours per night for children and seven to eight hours for adults. The Family Fitness Challenge will kick off Oct. 15 and is free to YMCA member families. Scholarships are available for membership. After completion of the program, families graduate and receive a $150 credit for future

Yasmia Munlyn, 5, pauses after chasing a soccer ball during the

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IF YOU GO
What: Family Fitness Challenge When: Nine-week program kicks off Oct. 15 Where: Wilkes-Barre YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre Register: At the YMCA by Sept. 30 Contact: Linda Reilly at 570-970-2191 YMCA programs. A health coach will be assigned to each participant after the program who will provide continued encouragement and support.

Ariela Wyand, 8, learns about nutrition through a puzzle at the YMCAs after-school program. Helping Ariela along is Yadhira Cotto, 10.

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Ferry
From page 1D What we do here is we show the babies eight different kinds of dinosaurs on a screen. Theyre all different kinds and colors, but they all fall under the general category of dinosaur. We show them one dinosaur on the screen and generally theyre quite interested and theyll look for a long time. Then a second, and a third, and so on. Generally, they start to lose interest. By the time we get to the eighth dinosaur, theyre really bored with dinosaurs. Then, we change it up. We show them two things on the screen. On one side is a brand new dinosaur and on the other side is a fish. Both items are new, they havent seen any of them before. But, if they formed the dinosaur category, the new dinosaur should be pretty boring since they already saw tight dinosaurs in a row. But, the new fish is way more interesting because they didnt see any yet. In this case the babies would look longer to the fish. But, if they didnt form a category, both the new dinosaur and the new fish are equally interesting and they spend about the same time looking at both. Essentially what we find is that when you pair each of the dinosaurs with language, the babies form the category at 3-, 4-, and 6- months. If you pair them with beeping tones, no age forms the dinosaur category. If you pair them with other kinds of complex sounds that are speech-like, such as speech played in reverse, they again do not form the category at any age. But, if you pair it with the lemur calls, the 3-month-olds and the 4-month-olds DO form a category but the 6-month-olds do not. This was really interesting because it suggests that the 3-month-olds and the 4-month-olds were getting some sort of cognitive boost from the lemur calls as well. Its also really interesting because by 6 months the lemur calls dont work anymore, only the human speech is can give the cognitive boost This really changes the way we think about how language and thinking are linked. I looked in very young babies to see how this link develops and in very young babies, the link is not specific to human speech, but it does become specific to speech by 6 months. TL: What brought you to Italy for your research? AF: I came to Italy for several reasons. I wanted to continue studying how babies learn language and I was invited to work at one of the best labs in the world for studying language acquisition, here in Italy. Now Im working with a range of ages from newborns through 2 years to track how different aspects of language develop and how the brains of babies process language. A second reason is that Im also interested in how the different languages might be learned differently. For example, Italian has a different rhythmic patterns and different ways of putting words together than we do in English. Im interested in understanding how babies pick up on the patterns specific to their language. A third reason is that the university is located in an Italian city on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, how could I turn down an offer to live and work here?

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Kings College students visit Little Flower Manor

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Jessica Marie Smith, daughter of Sean and Candice Smith, Hughestown, is celebrating her 11th birthday today, Sept. 24. Jessica is a granddaughter of Thomas and Maureen Smith, Pringle, and the late Joel Swingle, Scranton.

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Brayden Patrick Nilon, son of Kelly Nilon, Wilkes-Barre, and Bill Nilon, Ashley, is celebrating his third birthday today, Sept. 24. Brayden is a grandson of Donny and Barbara Smith, Wilkes-Barre, and William and Maryann Nilon, Ashley. He has a sister, Kayley, 14, and a brother, Tanner, 10.

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WILKES-BARRE: An evening of reection for women will be held at 6:30 tonight at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Parish, St. Patrick worship site, 316 Parrish Street. The Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth from Tunkhannock will be conducting the evening and singing at the Mass, which will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m by the Rev. James E. McGahagan, pastor, St. Andrew Parish. A mini-retreat led by the sisters will take place after the Mass. All women of the area are invited. The event is free and no registration is needed. For information or directions, call 570-823-1948.

Students from Kings College recently visited Little Flower Manor and Saint Therese Residence as part of their City Serve New Student Orientation Program. The students participated in activities and visited with the residents. Some of the participants, from left, first row: Madison Pleasants, Maria Colaciello, Shana Larose, Jamie DeLeon, Brenna Smudde and Corrine Clements. Second row: Joseph Orsulak, Marie Albosta, Anna Manfre, Caroline Bugay, Sophie Kostrzewski and Kathryn Harpin. Third row: Trisha Tyson, recreation aide; Heather Horvath; Vanessa Brown; Chelsea McCann; Marianne Sodoski, instructor; Pat Kinney, recreation aide; Molly Conlin; Andrea Grammatico; and Laura Garron, director, Therapeutic Recreation. Fourth row: Ryan Bradbury, Nicholas Saccone, Justin Barnett, Kevin Mee, Thomas Gibbons, Alex Getz and Anthony Anonia.

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Bryan David Kilgore Torres, son of Amanda Perry and David Torres, Pittsville, Mass., celebrated his first birthday Sept. 20. Bryan is a grandson of Tanya Perry, WilkesBarre, and Nilda and Edwin Torres, Brooklyn, N.Y. He has a sister, Sarina.

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Mercy Center Skilled Nursing and Personal Care recently honored employees with five years of service or more with a cook-out luncheon at the facility. Sister Sara Sweeney, administrator of the center, welcomed the staff and spoke of the employees dedication to the facility and to the residents. Each employee received a gift. At the event, from left: Paul Taylor, 10 years, environmental services; Marie Johnstone, 15 years, dietary; Lisa Perugino, 10 years, nursing; Peggy Goss, 15 years, nursing; Lindsey Dixon, 5 years, nursing; Karen Chamberlain, 15 years, clerical nursing; Donna Baut, 5 years, nursing; and Sweeney.

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KINGSTON: The Kingston Active Adult Center, 335 Third Ave., is offering u shots, administered by Superior Health Services, at 10:30 a.m. today. Pre-register by calling 570287-1102. Blood pressure screenings by Golden Living Center will also be conducted at 12:15 p.m. today. A soup, sandwich and salad bar will be offered on Wednesday on the Health Plus menu. There will be a presentation on personal care and hygiene at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday at Riverview Ridge. In celebration of National Book Month, the center will be holding a book sale beginning Oct. 1. The AARP Driver Safety refresher class will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Oct. 25. For those who have never taken the class, the regular
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eight-hour class will take place from 1-5 p.m. on Oct. 21 and Oct. 28. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the center at 570287-1102. The Anthracite Heritage Society will give a special presentation,The Life of Miners in the Anthracite Coal Region, at 11 a.m. on Oct. 15. Information on former miners is requested to be included in a Wall of Honor in the societys Memorial Garden. Forms for this program are available at the center. LUZERNE/ WYOMING COUNTIES: Senior Peer Counseling Program of Community Counseling Services, Luzerne and Wyoming Counties, is in need of male and female seniors 55 years of age and older to volunteer to visit home-bound seniors 60 years
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ST. LOUIS She hadnt even had her rst period before getting pregnant, Dr. Lewis Wall recalled. Like most girls in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, she had no choice in whom to marry or when to have children. And like so many whose bodies arent ready, the 12- or 13-year-old girl had a terrifying and painful labor that lasted for days. The trauma left her with a stillborn baby and damaged tissue between her bladder and vagina. She constantly leaked urine. She smelled foul. The girls husband and family rejected her. She was forced to live alone, feeling cursed, begging for food on the edge of her village. The damage the girl suffered an obstetric stula also can occur between the rectum and vagina, leaving victims unable to hold their wastes. The injury can be easily xed. In the United States, stulas are almost nonexistent because of access to C-sections. But in parts of Africa, a stula means a heartbreaking life of isolation and shame. Many women who have these injuries are little more than girls themselves, said Wall, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine. And when they get these injuries, their lives are basically over. It is estimated that more than 3 million of the most impoverished women in the world needlessly suffer in fear because of obstetric stulas. And thousands of new cases occur each year. Walls goal is to help every single one. Nearly 20 years ago, he founded the Worldwide Fistula Fund. His dream

was to raise enough money to open a free hospital for stula repair in a remote area in Niger. Last year, that dream nally became a reality with the opening of the Danja Fistula Center, a 42-bed hospital that has already restored dignity and hope to more than 300 girls and women. But Wall isnt stopping there. Fistulas, he said, are a symptom of a pervasive human-rights violation that shakes him: the oppression of girls and women. They are victims in a very real sense, because of their biology and their social environment where they live. And in my mind, thats not right, Wall says. Its a social justice issue on top of a medical issue that makes the medical issue so much worse. The greatest health disparities between rich and poor countries, he said, are in the areas that affect women. The gaps are in maternal death, childbirth injuries and infant

mortality. An unlikely road to med school The last thing Wall, now 62, ever wanted to be was a doctor. One thing everybody asked me since I was 6 years old was, Are you going to be a doctor like your daddy? he said. Wall became an anthropologist instead. He grew up in the Kansas City suburbs and graduated from the University of Kansas. He then earned a doctorate in social anthropology as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University with dreams of studying ancient Egyptians. But Wall grew bored with academic quarrels over Amazonian myths. His interests wandered into how different societies and cultures can affect health. He traveled alone to northern Nigeria on a Fulbright Scholarship to study how the areas Hausa population views sickness and injury. For two years, he lived in a mud hut with no elec-

tricity or running water, sleeping on a bed of corn stalks. I realized these people really needed a doctor more than they needed an anthropologist, Wall said. Despite all their problems, the villagers were welcoming. Im still astonished to this day, how they opened their home and community to this white guy from somewhere they had never heard of, he said. I ended up with far more respect for the villagers that live there than some colleagues Ive worked with over the years, because of their honesty, integrity, compassion and openness. He returned to the United States and completed his doctoral dissertation in anthropology. And at the age of 27, he enrolled in medical school. After the rotations in different specialties, he discovered he wanted to be an obstetrician, just like his father. To my horror, he joked. A man on a mission The plight of the Hausa people never left him, he said. That experience was not too far beneath the surface, even going through medical school. After his obstetric residency at Duke University, Wall went on to complete two fellowships in female urology in London. He started looking for a way to combine his interests in Africa and medical care. He found it with Dr. Thomas Elkins, then the head of obstetrics at Louisiana State University, who recruited Wall to work at the university. Elkins traveled often to Ghana to provide stula repair surgeries and train doctors. Wall went along in 1994. Wall recalls caring for a woman, 67, who had suffered a stula during her third pregnancy at the age of 32. The s-

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Dear Abby: Im a 23-year-old woman who still lives at home. I have been working for the last five years and have saved enough to live comfortably on my own. Unfortunately, my parents have forbidden me to do it because they think Im being manipulated into it by my boyfriend. I have no privacy! My mail is opened mistakenly and my calls are listened in on even when I politely and sometimes angrily ask them not to. They have even imposed a rule that I must show them my bank balance weekly. They have told me I will not leave the house without being married

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Beware of those who associate with you primarily because they think it makes them look better. While this is flattering, its so superficial that you cant trust the connection. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You believe in every persons right to live well. Thats why it makes you angry when people waste the things that would mean so much to another. Youll take part of an effective redistribution. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You believe that life is full of beauty. But for some reason, people talking about that in overly simplistic and sentimental ways makes you feel inwardly rebellious. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Should you stick to your ritual or veer from it? Every time you repeat an action, it strengthens the neural pathways in your brain that make the next repetition easier. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Just because you can sense the layers inside yourself and spend time in those depths doesnt mean others are able to do this. Your gift for introspection is a rare talent to celebrate. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A person who enjoys you will tend to overlook any less-than-perfect things you do and even make up reasons why your flaws and mistakes are actually glorious. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There are those who will try to get away with anything and everything they can. Its up to you to uphold the ideal of justice for all. Where justice is denied, everyone suffers, not only the oppressed. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Its as though the wind wants to mess up your hair and not in a mean way, but in an older sibling way that lets you know that wherever you are, someone is keeping you in check. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Anger is an emotion that makes you seek your own interest instead of seeking the truth. Thats why its better not to make any decisions or try to express yourself in the heat of an angry moment. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). So often the roles we cut out for ourselves become like traps. Real power is feeling that you are free to be the role or not and come or go as you please. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your sign mate Abraham Lincoln, the great humanitarian and 16th president of the United States, said, When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. And that is my religion. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When receiving a compliment on work that was done by someone else, for instance for a haircut or an item of clothing, some take the credit. Youll assign it appropriately, and your honesty attracts an admirer. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (Sept. 24). Your talents shine this year, but do not rely on them. Its hard work and dedication that will see you through the finish line of a big project. Someone with opposing views will make your work and life richer in October. Aries and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 2, 33, 19 and 4.

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