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As the days grow shorter, its
Northeastern Pennsylvanias time to
Sunny days and cool nights in the lead-
up to fall have kick-started the annual
spectacle of leaves changing their color
across the state slightly earlier than in
recent years, state ofcials say, with
peak foliage viewing expected within
the next two weeks in much of Luzerne,
Wyoming and Lackawanna counties.
And the tourists seem to know it.
We just got off the phone with some-
one from New York City. Weve been get-
ting calls from all over the place, said
Janet Hall, director of sales and market-
ing for the Luzerne County Convention
and Visitors Bureau.
According to the state Department
of Conservation and Natural Resources
Bureau of Forestry, Pennsylvanias fall
foliage season is longer and more varied
than any other state or anywhere else
Time for fall
to put on
a spectacle
Autumn foliage
brings color,
tourists to region
Pete G. Wilcox | The Times Leader
Golfers at Huntsville Golf Club in Lehman Township navigate the golf course in a golf cart among the
fall foliage on Saturday.
Expected dates of best color by zone
October 110
October 1521
October 2031
October 1015
October 8 14
K. Mericle was a philanthropist
long before he became a felon.
Awaiting sentencing after
pleading guilty to federal cor-
ruption charges in 2009, the
developer continues to spread
his wealth around Northeastern
Pennsylvania, in the form of
charitable donations to a range
of organizations.
Critics charge Mericle
has stepped up his con-
tributions to inuence
his sentencing judge,
contending the primary
motivation has been
self-serving, in hopes
of restoring a tarnished
image and minimizing
his eventual sentence.
Several people who have
known the developer, and
beneted from his donations,
respond that such criticism is
without foundation.
If he had not had the 20
years of philanthropic works
going into this, I would sus-
pect that this may be the case,
Joseph Curran, executive direc-
tor of the Ethics Institute at
Misericordia University,
said of suggestions that
Mericle is merely trying
to sway a judge. I think
since its a continuation
of his past practice, that
doesnt ring true to me.
Outcry reacheda fever
pitch last week, with
Wyoming Seminary reversing
its decision to name a Kingston
athletic facility Mericle Field, in
recognition of the developers
contribution toward the project.
Tainted past
Why now, after signicant
philanthropy both before and
after his downfall, has this proj-
ect caused such anger? Mericles
ties to Luzerne Countys notori-
ous kids-for-cash scandal seem
to have raised hackles after his
family name was emblazoned
on a youth sports facility owned
by the private school.
Mericle, 50, of Jackson
Township, pleaded guilty in
September 2009 to withholding
In Luzerne County: Check out www., and click on the 2013
fall foliage driving tour brochure under
whats new on the main page.
Statewide: For weekly foliage reports,
scientifc explanation of color changes
and more, see DCNRs fall foliage page
Route 6: For VisitPAs Leaf Peepers
itinerary, see
Mericles donations drawquestions
Some claimdeveloper is using
charity to infuence sentence
Mericle Musto Curran
AP Special Correspondent
in a deepening struggle with
President Barack Obama,
House Republicans demanded
a one-year delay in major parts
of the nations new health care
law and permanent repeal of a
tax on medical devices Saturday
as the price for preventing a
partial government shutdown
threatened for early Tuesday.
Senate Democrats rejected
the plan even before the House
could post it online for the pub-
lic. The majority leader, Sen.
Harry Reid, D-Nev., added
that Obama has stated that
he would veto such measures if
they ever reached his desk.
Undeterred, House
Republicans pressed ahead with
their latest attempt to squeeze
a concession from the White
House in exchange for letting
the government open for busi-
ness normally
on Tuesday.
They also
agreed to pass
l e g i s l a t i o n
assuring U.S.
troops are paid
in the event of
a shutdown.
I think we
have a winning
program here,
said Rep. Hal
Rogers, R-Ky.,
chairman of
the House
Appropriations Committee,
after days of discord that pitted
Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio,
and his leadership against tea
party-backed conservatives.
There was no immediate
reaction from the White House.
Obama said Friday he would
not be party to eviscerating the
law he won from Congress in
his rst term, and spokesman
Jay Carney said the adminis-
tration would absolutely not
back repealing the medical
devices tax.
Apart from its impact on the
health care law, the legislation
As the shutdown
nears, GOP seeks
health care delay
House Republicans
look to stall Tuesdays
pending launch
of Obamacare
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Which NFL
stars have let us
In whats becoming a semi-reg-
ular game of chicken, Congress
once again has the federal gov-
ernment on the precipice of a
On Monday, a stopgap spend-
ing plan expires, and without
yet another continuing resolu-
tion, the government will have
to make some tough decisions
about what gets spent and
where. And to top it off, in a few
weeks, the United States will
hit its debt limit. If Congress
doesnt pass a new spending bill
by the end of Monday, much of
the federal government could
shut down on Tuesday.
But not all of it. Essential
employees will remain on the
job and some ofces will remain
open, even if some of those
employees on the clock wont be
getting paid.
This song-and-dance routine
has been performed before
Congress hasnt passed a full
budget since 2009 and instead
has been approving continuing
resolutions to fund the govern-
ment. Each time those temporary
What a shutdown
might mean locally
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The following real estate transactions have been recorded in
the Luzerne County Ofce of the Recorder of Deeds for the
week of Sept. 23, 2013:
Edward A. and Sarah T. Lottick to Deeluxe Holdings LP,
Route 689, Franklin Township, $175,000.
Judith Brace and Jarad Moss to Judith, Charles E. Jr.
and Brandi Brace, 114 Hartman Road, Hunlock Township,
George M. and Thomas Ritsick to Eric Robert Seamans
and Rachael Christina Card, 1565 Shoemaker Ave., West
Wyoming, $81,500.
John and Diane M. Giambra to Leslie L. Evans, Westminster
Road, Jenkins Township, $57,000.
Jeanelle Ramirez to Brett Marcus and Tonya Lynn Ossowski,
8 E. Charles St., Plains Township, $91,500.
Irene N. and Robert V. Davison to Nicholas Wynder Sr., 820
S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, $95,000.
Jonathan Matthewand Johanna Marie Broscious to Paula A.
Martin, 36 Lost Trail Drive, Hunlock Township, $89,000.
Dale W. and Lorraine E. Schell to Vanessa Shaup, 16 S. Old
Turnpike Road, Butler Township, $119,000.
Randy J. and Marsha Richardson to Lee C. and June
Littleford, 101 E. Union St., Nanticoke, $117,000.
Richard G. Ashford to Alean M. and Robert T. Williams Jr., 1
First Ave., ConynghamTownship, $119,900.
Trust of Alice M. Yankanich to Jagdish V. Sakariya, 82
Franklin St., Hazleton, $102,000.
Frank C. and Cindy Olshemski to Geisinger Clinic, 834-836
and 840 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, $145,000.
Federal National Mortgage Association, Fannie Mae and
Udren LawOfces P.C. to Sarah W. and Edwin H. Kline, 28
Vandermark Ave., Nuangola, $66,500.
Dennis J. Sampolski to Terry Kline, 243 Spring Mill Road,
Wright Township, $160,000.
Jack R., Bradley P., Pamela C. and Carolyn H. Bower to
Leone E. Phillips, 919 E. Front St., SalemTownship, $165,000.
Dennis C. and Mary T. Gould to Richard and Nicole Remak, 9
Bentwood Road, Butler Township, $173,800.
Eleanor M. Janerich to TomWaifu and Qing Qing Eng, 2
Margaret St., Plains Township, $58,000.
Marion Brown, Melissa Hischak and Melissa Eberhard
to Charles Anthony and Melissa Lynne Delorenzo, 1292 B
SlocumRoad, SlocumTownship, $272,000.
Demitro and Miguelina Lantigua to B & N Rental Property
Corporation, 322 W. Second St., Hazleton, $60,000.
John and Lee Ann Ostrowski to Brian S. Shandra, 24 Fifth
St., Wyoming, $180,000.
Joseph John Jr., Nancy, Ronald Paul and Linda Testa to
Gino and Michelle Trasciatti, Clark Street, Plains Township,
Triple L Realty Group LLC to Jean Ronald Jean Pierre, 99
Butler St., Pittston, $145,000.
Robert J. and Marilyn D. Bindus to Joseph V. Bafle Jr., 715 W.
Butler Drive, Butler Township, $178,000.
Rico Fonseca to Christine Felicia Wandel and Stefan Eins,
330 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, $65,000.
Bonita L. Bradley to Sarah A. Reed, 1 Albert Road, Wright
Township, $162,500.
James W. and Jean L. Shafer to Walter F. Glahn III, 3737
Chase Road, Jackson Township, $130,000.
Richard and Antonia Molinaro to Dionisio Garcia, 1312 E.
Broad St., Hazleton, $101,000.
Elsa M. Sosa and Carlos Lopez to Mieczslawand Wieslawa
Kufel, 17 E. Chestnut St., Wilkes-Barre, $52,000.
WilliamStewart to Intrepid Properties LLC, 119-121 Reynolds
St., Plymouth, $83,500.
Edward R. Gower Jr. to Jackie C. Melton, DamRoad, White
Haven, $89,000.
MAT Properties Inc. to Anthony Banta, 1089 S. Providence
Road, Hazle Township, $86,100.
Irene D. Pacovsky to Stephen J. Modrow, 241 Richard St.,
Kingston, $53,000.
Benjamin F. Ropetski to Marie E. Brandt, 108 Turner St.,
Plymouth, $60,000.
Diane L. Hannah and Elmer Taylor to Jack and Eileen Brady,
32 Sunshine Drive, Foster Township, $115,000.
Theresa Caprari to Gallis Fighting Chance Ltd., 54
Tunkhannock Ave., Exeter, $90,000.
Jon P. and Kathleen A. Bredbenner to Ronald L. Smith, 542
Broad St., Nescopeck, $87,000.
Thomas Ryan to Ryan Petrone, 351 Adams St., Freeland,
First National Bank of Pennsylvania to VH Real Estate LLC,
Hunter Highway, Butler Township, $175,000.
Williamand Shirley Hudzinski to Gerard G. Sr. and Janis
Gurnari, Main Street and 161 Rear Main St., Dupont, $75,000.
Michael and Barbara Cefalo to Joseph S. Vetack and Ann M.
McDonald, 13 Nafus St., Pittston, $92,500.
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Joseph E.
Jr. and Rae Ann Lech, 2117 Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake,
Edward G. and Constance M. Myefski to Celeste Urban, 7
Concord Drive, Lafin, $200,000.
Ellen I. Mason to Margaret R. Korodan, 371 West Ave., Bear
Creek Township, $68,523.
Peter J. Kohl to Deirdre M. Alvarez, 251 Woodlawn Ave.,
FairviewTownship, $63,500.
Edward J. Niemenski and Julia M. Lonoconus to Margaret
Ort, three parcels, 210W. Parkway Road, Bear Creek
Township, $272,500.
U.S. Bank and Select Portfolio Servicing Inc. to James C.
and Jill E. Gossar, 75 Fawn Drive, Butler Township, $175,000.
Margaret Horoschak and Margaret Cerasaro to Jacob D.
Boyer, 625 Deer Rack Drive, Rice Township, $177,000.
Patricia L. Tomsho, Betsy A. Urzillo and Richard D.
Abernethy to Richard and Theresa Vanore, 1004 W. Pine
Court, Hazle Township, $113,234.
Nancy M. McKenzie and Laura J. Weaver to Karl Johnson
and David B. Robbins Sr., 154 Hard Pan Road, Huntington
Township, $55,000.
Buddy M. and Carol A. Mieczkowski to James E. and Tina
Barna, no address listed, Hunlock Township, $100,000.
T &T Realty Acquisition Associates LP to Kyle T., Cara M.,
Kevin T. and Eloise A. Belles, Cragle Hill Road, Union Township,
David P. and Sharon Mouallemto Thomas and Nanci
Romanyshyn, Hawk Lane, Rice Township, $107,500.
Michelle S. Gerhard and Michelle Soreth to John M. and
Amy M. Solt and Williamand Donna Petroski, 19 Seneca St.,
Forty Fort, $110,000.
James Lewin to Daryl Michael Lamonet and Heather
Elizabeth Kolanich, Bear Creek Boulevard, Bear Creek
Township, $67,000.
Mary Ann Mack to Frank M. and Marilyn T. Semanski, 102
WoodviewRoad, Hanover Township, $142,000.
Joseph J. and Amie M. Olson to Lisa and Philip Krachun, 87
N. Pioneer Ave., Kingston Township, $125,000.
Joseph J. Majewski to Rico Ortiz, 249 Maple Drive, Sugarloaf
Township, $141,500.
Wells Fargo Bank to Gregori Shluger and Irene Ginzburg,
278-280Wright Ave., Kingston, $64,000.
Arlene G. and Allen Laidacker to Hilbert Gavel, Route 29,
Lehman Township, $130,000.
Jason D. and Sarah J. Zola to Eric Perchak, 1045 Fishers
Ave., Hazle Township, $66,000.
Cliford Sharpe to Luis B. Mateo Mejia, 528 N. Alter St.,
Hazleton, $58,900.
Brian D. and Bridget E. Leppard to Brookfeld Global
Relocation Services LLC, 138 Grouse Ridge Lane, Butler
Township, $160,000.
Brookfeld Global Relocation Services LLC to Leslie
Jean Eckenrode, 138 Grouse Ridge Lane, Butler Township,
Mark J. and Mary Beth Luchi and Anthony G. and Christina
L. Ferdinand, Mountain Road, Wright Township, $228,675.
Hefner Realty and Ernest F. and Laura L. Hefner to
Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 728 Main St., Avoca,
Hefner Realty and Ernest F. and Laura L. Hefner to Gerald
W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 459 S. Main St. and 128
Sambourne St., Wilkes-Barre, $315,000.
Alean M. Merker and Alean M. Williams to Marion Brown,
Melissa Hischak and Kristyn M. Kischak, 243 Patriot Circle,
Rice Township, $113,000.
Wayne D. and Deborah K. Hoch to Harry R. and Joan M.
Robbins, 34 Oak St., FairviewTownship, $174,000.
Thomas and Nanci Romanyshyn to Clemens Shirmer and
Jacqueline Lee, Lot 199 Ice Harvest Road, Rice Township,
Gerard and Pamela Sawicki to Joseph and Annette
Sinavage, 1 Colonial Drive, Wright Township, $134,500.
WI L K E S - B A R R E
City police will
charge Tyrone Scott of
Edwardsville with ter-
roristic threats, unlawful
restraint, recklessly endan-
gering another person and
two counts of simple assault
following an incident on
Coal Street Saturday morn-
ing around 8.
Accordingtopolice: Scott
was in the home at 294 Coal
St., when the female victim
returned and found Scott,
her ex-boyfriend, waiting
for her. Police said the vic-
tim managed to get away
and ed to a neighbors
apartment where ofcers
spoke to her. The victims
pants were torn and her
legs had multiple scratches
on them. The victim had
multiple facial injuries she
said where from an earlier
domestic dispute.
Police said the victim
told Scott to leave at which
time he became agitated
and grabbed her and forced
her into the bathroom. She
said Scott lled the bathtub
with water and told her
he was going to put her in
it, then left the room and
returned with a knife from
her kitchen.
The victim said Scott
told her to stay in the bath-
room and he was going to
another room to retrieve
his cigarettes. The victim
said she took this opportu-
nity to ee from the apart-
ment. She said she ed
through the apartments
rear door and screamed for
help. She said Scott chased
her, threwher down, placed
her in a choke hold and held
the kitchen knife to her
neck, threatening to stab
her. She said Scott said he
would kill her if she or any-
one else called the police.
The victim was transport-
ed to Wilkes-Barre General
Hospital by medics. Scott
ed the scene and could not
be located, police said.
were on East 3rd Streets
700 block for reported
shots red. No injuries
were reported, police said.
City police reported the fol-
Paramedics found
David J. Rosengrant around
7:30 p.m. Wednesday at a
home along Catlin Avenue
overdosed on drugs, police
said. A hypodermic needle
and 28 packets of heroin
were found lying next to
him, police said.
Ronald A. Franklin was
cited with public drunken-
ness and disorderly con-
duct when ofcers found
him urinating in the street
around 5 p.m. Friday near
the South Main and Ross
streets intersection, police
A Wilkes-Barre man
got what he was asking
for around 10:30 Saturday
David Torres of Kelly
Avenue was reportedly
waving his arms in the
street shouting, Just arrest
me already. Ill give you
something to arrest me
for, according to police.
Police arrested Torres for
alleged public drunkenness.
Police are investigat-
ing a reported assault that
happened around 8:45
a.m. Saturday. The victim
reported he was getting out
of his car along Sambourne
Street when an unseen
assailants hit him in the
back of the head, kicked
him in the ribs and robbed
him of his wallet and keys.
Police said the victim
woke up near Cee-Kay Auto
store along South Main
Street and asked employees
there for help. He could not
remember where he parked
his car or even describe it
to police.
Jeffrey Geiger of
Wilkes-Barre was arrested
for alleged possession of
a controlled substance
around 4:15 p.m. Friday
near Spruce and McClean
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Agourd-eous day
for pumpkin picking
Top: The very cool-looking Greyson Williams, 2, of Drums, picks his pumpkin
Saturday during a visit to the pumpkin patch at Burgers Farm in Drums.
Above: Madeline Harris-Graham, 3, left, and Natalie Bensavage, 2, both of
Mountain Top, also choose pumpkins for themselves at Burgers Farm.
Associated Press
handful of barely driven
vintage Chevrolets fetched
more than half a million
dollars on Saturday at an
auction that drew thou-
sands of car buffs from
around the world to a small
northeast Nebraska town.
Bidders and gawkers
crowded shoulder-to-
shoulder for the auction
in a muddy eld just west
of Pierce, a town of about
1,800. Spectators in heli-
copters and airplanes
circled overhead as the
lead auctioneer, Yvette
VanDerBrink, inched
down the auction line on a
wooden platformhauled by
a pickup.
Event organizers said an
estimated 10,000 people
traveled from as far as
Norway and Brazil to see
the sale in person, and
more than 3,800 had reg-
istered online to bid at an
auction website by mid-
day Saturday.
The auctionof more than
500 old cars and pickups
was expected to continue
on Sunday. Organizers
said they hadnt yet totaled
the bids for the roughly
50 most high-prole, low-
mileage classic cars and
trucks, which were auc-
tioned on Saturday. As of
midday, six of the most
valuable models had sold
for a combined $545,000.
The collection belonged
to Ray Lambrecht and his
wife, Mildred, who ran a
Chevrolet dealership in
downtown Pierce for ve
decades before retiring in
1996. Unlike most dealers,
Ray Lambrecht stashed
many of his unsold cars in
a warehouse, at his farm
and other spots around
town if they didnt sell in
the rst year.
The rst vehicle sold
a sky-blue, 1958 Chevy
Cameo pickup driven 1.3
miles securedthe largest
bid at $140,000. Another
bidder spent $97,500 on a
red and white 1963 Impala
with 11.4 miles on its
odometer, the manufactur-
ers plastic on the seat and
a yellow typewritten win-
dow sticker displaying its
original price: $3,254.70.
Lyle Buckhouse, a
retired farmer from
Hankerson, N.D., poked
his head Saturday into a
1963 Chevy Corvair with
17.2 miles on the odom-
eter. Moments later, the
self-proclaimed Corvair
guy was hunting eagerly
for the bidder-registration
This is a once-in-a-
lifetime opportunity,
Buckhouse said. Thats
why I came down here.
You just dont know what
youre going to see.
Bob Esler, the owner of
Bobs Garage in Westeld,
Ind., bought a four-door
1964 Bel Air station wagon
for $30,000. The car had
326 miles.
This is one of the cars
that I had my eyes on,
Esler said, as he leaned
against his new purchase.
I want to use it to haul all
of my customers around.
How are you getting
it back home? a friend
Esler shrugged. I
havent gured that out
yet, he said.
Preparations for the two-
day auction began in June.
VanDerBrink, the auction-
eer, said she took calls from
as far as Iceland, Singapore
and Brazil before the event.
The two least-driven
cars, a 1959 Bel Air and a
1960 Corvair Monza, have
one mile on their odom-
eter. The oldest vehicle
with fewer than 20 miles
dates to 1958; the newest
is a 1980 Monza with nine
Some bidders used the
auction to hunt for rare
parts for their collector
cars and trucks, while oth-
ers came to watch the spec-
What drew us here
as much as anything was
the story, said Ernie
Turcotte, who drove with
his son, Jeff, from central
Massachusetts to look
for fenders and running
boards for his 1955 Ford
F-100. I dont understand
how it even happened. But
here they are.
Thousands travel to Neb. for vintage Chevy auction
AP photo
Car buffs look at a 1956 Chevrolet Belair sedan during a pre-
view for an auction of vintage cars and trucks from the former
Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb., on Friday.
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more giant aluminum panel
shuddered and fell into place
with a resounding thud.
Engineers looked on as their
handiwork aligned as designed,
protecting the city against
calamity if the Susquehanna
River were to rise up against it
The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers and Luzerne County
Flood Protection Authority
held a dry run this weekend,
testing the levees post and
panel system on Wilkes-Barre
and Kingston sides of the
Market Street Bridge.
Modications had been
made to the posts. Welders
added angled plates near the
bottom of the beams to guide
the panels and the foam rubber
gaskets below the panels. The
updates were made after the
ood caused by Tropical Storm
Lee proved the old ones let out
too much water.
Thats what they are trying
to correct, said Army Corps
Project Manager Rolando
Acting Flood Protection
Authority Director Chris
Belleman said water leaking
through the horizontal panel
seams is acceptable; however,
water soaking below the wall is
something engineers felt they
could x.
I want to reiterate, the post
and panel worked fantastic,
Belleman said of the wall in
If county ofcials, working
with the National Weather
Service, nd potential ood-
ing is imminent, it takes work-
ers about a day to raise the
road-spanning walls, Belleman
said. The end panels slide into
anchors on either side of the
bridge. The posts enter the
ground by about 4 feet. A rein-
forced foundation spans under
River Street and stops the river
from pushing over the wall.
Former authority Director
Jim Brozena was there
Saturday watching the walls
take shape. Brozena was run-
ning the authority in 2011.
The walls, about 12 feet tall
from the sidewalk, can with-
stand the river raging at about
45 feet, Brozena said. In 2011,
the river crested at 42.66 feet,
about 20 feet above natural
ood stage in the Valley.
Belleman said they were test-
ing how the new gaskets t
under the panels, but they also
erected the walls to stay nimble
on the cranes and forklifts.
If we go for a couple years
without a ood event, well
do a test installation just to
keep everyones awareness
up, Belleman said. If theres
a problem, its important to
nd out about it now instead of
trying to pull a solution out of
your back pocket.
Workers from Tri-State
Design/KC Construction in
Elkins Park were hired by the
Army Corps to update the
posts and run the test installa-
A smaller post and panel
system behind the Luzerne
County Courthouse was tested
and Sanidad said engineers also
are refurbishing pumps at the
bridge and in Edwardsville as
part of a levee-system update.
Last month, Belleman said
the authority is working its
way along the 13 miles of levee
making repairs to a tune of $2
million to $3 million after the
ood boiled out pockets below
the earthen levees and strained
retaining walls from Exeter to
Jane Aiellos death
ruled homicide
An autopsy conducted Saturday
morning found Jane Aiello died at
11:43 p.m. Thursday from multiple
gunshot wounds.
Forensic pathologist Gary Ross
ruled the manner of death a homicide,
according to acting Luzerne County
Coroner William Lisman.
As of Saturday morning, Vito Aiello
was still being treated at Geisinger
Wyoming Valley Medical Center for
self-inicted gunshot wounds to the
face, according to Wilkes-Barre City
Police Watch Command.
City Detective Ralph Elick, lead
investigator for the case, was not
immediately available for comment.
Fire damages
S. Grant St. home
A home along South Grant Street
in the Heights section of Wilkes-Barre
caught re around midnight Friday,
severely damaging the rear of the house.
Thomas Nat, who owns the home
where his daughter, Nadine Nat, lives,
showed video of ames lapping from
the ground up through the second-
oor porch into the air. The re would
have caused more damage if it werent
for a neighbors dog alerting them
something was wrong, the Nats said.
No one was injured and reght-
ers were able to stop the re before it
spread to the front half of the house.
Police had heard reports of gunre at
the time of the blaze, but Nat said it
was reworks left over from the Fourth
of July that had ignited.
State Rep. Boback
releases schedule
State Rep. Karen Boback, R-Harveys
Lake, D-117, announced her satellite
ofce schedule for the month of October.
A member of Bobacks staff will be
available on the following dates and
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to noon at
the Conyngham Township Municipal
Building, 10 Pond Hill Road,
Thursday: 10 a.m. to noon at the
Salem Township Municipal Building,
38 Bomboy Lane, Berwick.
Oct. 8: 10 a.m. to noon at the
Dorrance Township Municipal
Building, 7844 Blue Ridge Trail,
Mountain Top; and 1-3 p.m. at the
Wright Township Municipal Building,
321 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top.
Oct. 16: 9 a.m. to noon at the
Benton Senior Center in the Northern
Columbia Community and Cultural
Center, 42 Community Drive, Benton.
Oct. 23: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
Shickshinny Senior Center, 19 W. Vine
Individuals may also contact either
of Bobacks full-time district ofces,
located in Sweet Valley at 570-477-
3752 or in Tunkhannock at 570-836-
4777. Residents can also call toll free
at 800-278-3930, and state forms are
available at
Realtors to host
beer-tasting event
The Greater Wilkes Barre
Association of Realtors is hosting a
beer-tasting event dubbed the Realtor
Reach Out Charity Event from 6 to 8
p.m. Oct. 10 at Susquehanna Brewing
Co., 635 S. Main St.
The event is open to those 21 and
older with a donation of $20. Hors
doeuvres will be served. Proceeds will
benet the Catherine McAuley Center.
The reservation deadline is Friday.
Call the Greater Wilkes-Barre
Association of Realtors Ofce at 570-
283-2111 to make reservations and
obtain tickets.
Students partner
for health fair
In recognition of National Primary
Week, students of The Commonwealth
Medical College are partnering with
Scranton Primary Health Care Center
and the National Health Service Corps
scholars to host their second communi-
ty health fair Oct. 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
at TCMC, 525 Pine St., Scranton.
There will be free blood pressure
screenings, health, nutrition and coun-
seling information, childrens activities,
a bake sale, basket rafe and more.
Proceeds will benet the ThinkBIG
Pediatric Cancer Fund.
Bill Tarutis | For The Times Leader
Contractors line up aluminum slats testing the levee post and panel sys-
tem near the Market Street Bridge on Saturday morning in Wilkes-Barre.
Crews test out areas defender
Times Leader Correspondent
River Common burst into col-
ors on Saturday afternoon as
hundreds of people converged
on the Millennium Circle por-
tal to express their creative
side during the fourth annual
ChalkFest is one of many free
events the River Front Parks
Committee holds throughout
the year, providing family fun
while teaching a bit about the
environment, John Maday,
executive director for the com-
mittee, said. It was held from11
a.m. to 3 p.m.
Walking through the portal
to the river side, families were
greeted by a big table with free
boxes of colorful chalk. Lynnelle
Welch, a volunteer with the
River Front Parks Committee,
said she had handed out about
200 boxes by 1 p.m.
We have had well over 600
people come in so far, she said.
Maday said this years
ChalkFest grew with sponsor-
shipfromMedExpress, Building
Blocks Learning Center, Jack
Williams, American Water and
the Luzerne Foundation to
name a few.
The goal is to create environ-
mental awareness, education
and stewardship, he said.
Walking around, Ive been
hearing things such as Wow,
this is fun and There are more
things here this year, Maday
Actives for children included
nding out how many drops of
water a penny could hold (some
were getting up to 28 drops)
and a live mammal show featur-
ing animals such as possums.
Learning about water con-
servation and how important
trees are to the water cycle was
another popular attraction.
Building Blocks Learning
Center was allowing children to
make their own terrariumout of
empty plastic water bottles.
It is a hands-on activ-
ity made with everyday items,
said Zubeen Saeed, president of
the center. It uses math and sci-
ence concepts.
While nishing up sidewalk
squares, Jacqueline Schineller
said she has come every year
with her daughter, Giuliana, 7,
of Dallas.
We are originally from New
Jersey, Schineller said. They
do not have things like this
Looking out at people sh-
ing along the Susquehanna
River, drawing and walking
about, Maday said this is what
it is all about giving people
an opportunity to socialize and
learn about the environment.
This adds to the quality of
life, he said.
Maday said years ago he
pitched the idea of ChalkFest
while running through Wilkes-
Barre and admiring chalk draw-
ings fromlocal children. He said
the committee developed it into
an annual event.
This is all done by volun-
teers, he said.
The river really symbolizes
our communities, Maday said.
All the tributaries that run into
the river symbolize all the com-
We are all drawn to the
river, he said.
Mike Patla, of Wilkes-Barre,
was putting the nishing touch-
es on his drawing of cartoon
character Homer Simpson.
I love this idea, he said.
It is a great think that they do
ChalkFest art
leaves a mark
Messages launched in memory of loved ones
than 300 biodegradable lan-
terns were sent to the heavens
Saturday evening with messag-
es of hope, prayer, dreams and
The second annual Huntsville
Christian Church Lanterns
of Hope event was held at
the Harveys Lake Beach Club
with proceeds going to The
Hope Center, a free clinic on
Carverton Road operated by
Ron and Suzanne Hillard.
Sherry Jenkins coordinated
the event that included food,
beverages, live music, bake sale,
basket rafe and the Hillside
Ice Cream truck. Each lantern
cost $5. Jenkins said volunteers
decided to send a lantern up in
memory of Ron Hillards father,
Louis, who died Sept. 17 at age
Pastor Pat Colladay of
Huntsville Christian Church
said the lantern launch offered
participants an opportunity to
express their hopes in a sharing
Hope is here, he said. I look
at it as prayers being lifted up to
God. Theres a lot of emotion
here. Everybody needs hope.
Lynn Rave helped Jenkins
plan the event and she was send-
ing up a lantern in memory of
her father, Pete Biscontini, and
her in-laws, Barbara and Bob
Rave. On her lantern she wrote,
Miss you every day. She said
that when the lanterns go up
most were launchedaround7:30
p.m. everyone could look to
the sky and see hope rise.
People have many reasons to
launch a lantern loved ones,
battles with cancer, cherished
pets, she said. And its easy
to get enthusiastic about a good
cause like The Hope Center.
They dont turn anyone away.
Ginny Major of Dallas said
her lantern would send a mes-
sage to her mom and dad, Erma
and Robert Culp.
It just says love ya, Major
said. I knowmy dad is up there
shing. Its really nice to see the
community come together for a
good cause.
Annette Devaneys lantern
carried a message to her late
husband, Marty, that said, You
can come home now. Devaney
liked the idea of attaching mes-
sage to the lanterns.
Its sending prayers to God,
she said. Its very emotional.
Messages included: Dear
God, I wish you could heal my
grandma, and We miss you.
Deidre Miller Kaminski sent
lanterns up for her mother,
father and grandparents.
My mom passed away
when I was 5 and she was 35,
Kaminski said. My grandpar-
ents raised me along with my
dad, who would have celebrated
his birthday today.
Hillard said the event is about
more than the money raised.
Its about getting people to
come together to reach out to
their loved ones and to make a
connection, he said.
The Hope Center offers free
medical, vision, dental and chi-
ropractic care as well as free
legal advice and counseling
services. The Center is staffed
solely by community volunteers
including medical and legal
professionals and every effort
is made to utilize existing com-
munity resources.
For more information on The Hope Cen-
ter, go to:
Pete G. Wilcox | The Times Leader
The fourth annual ChalkFest was held Saturday on the River Common in Wilkes-Barre. A volunteer at the event said she had handed out about 200 boxes of chalk by 1 p.m.
Juli Salvato, left, and her sister
Helena Salvato, 6, of Montgomery,
N.Y., work on their drawing on the
River Common in Wilkes-Barre during
ChalkFest on Saturday. Juli is a junior
at Wilkes University.
Bill Tarutis | For The Times Leader
Friends of the Huntsville Christian
Church release lanterns into the
night sky Saturday at the Harveys
Lake Beach Club to benefit The
Hope Center in Trucksville.
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Rover shows unexpectedly great complexity of Mars
Los Angeles Times
A series of discoveries
from NASAs Curiosity
rover are giving scientists
a picture of Mars that looks
increasingly complex, with
small bits of water spread
around the surface and an
interior that could have
been more geologically
mature than experts had
previously thought.
Curiositys formidable
arsenal of scientic instru-
ments has detected traces of
water chemically bound to
the Martian dust that seems
to be covering the entire
The nding, among sev-
eral in the ve studies pub-
lished online Thursday by
the journal Science, may
explain mysterious water
signals picked up by satel-
lites in orbit around the Red
The soil that covers Mars
surface in Gale Crater,
where Curiosity landed last
year, seems to have two
major components, accord-
ing to data from the rovers
laser-shooting Chemistry
and Camera instrument.
One is a coarse soil with
millimeter-wide grains
that probably came from
the rocks around them;
the other is very ne, with
grains often a few microm-
eters in size, the ChemCam
data show.
The ne-grained soil
doesnt really match the
rocks around it, said
Pierre-Yves Meslin of the
University of Toulouse in
France, who led one of the
studies. But it does seem
to match the stuff found at
sites where other rovers and
landers touched down. That
means its probably distrib-
uted over much or all of the
planet, kicked up and carried
far in the erce dust storms
that can shroud the planet in
a reddish haze.
The researchers say they
dont know where that soil
comes from, whether its cre-
ated in many places or has
one source that gets picked
up and blown all over.
Either way, its a handy,
naturally averaged sample
of the Martian surface, said
Indiana University miner-
alogist David Bish, who led
a different study.
Perhaps the most intrigu-
ing thing about this ne soil
is that ChemCams read-
ings detected a hydrogen
signal, which could explain
why satellites orbiting Mars
have picked up a mysteri-
ous water signal in the past,
Meslin said.
Its actually kind of excit-
ing because its water yet
again on Mars, but its in
a different material than
we had recognized, said
Caltech geologist John
Grotzinger, the missions
project scientist. So what
Curiosity is doing is just
demonstrating that water is
present in a number of ways.
It just adds to the diversity.
But another study based
on data from Curiositys
Chemistry and Mineralogy
tool part of the dirt-digest-
ing lab in the rovers belly
found no sign of water
in soil samples taken from
Rocknest, a sandy dune of a
pit stop on the rovers way to
a region dubbed Yellowknife
Bay. Thats because CheMin
uses X-ray diffraction to
bounce high-energy light
off of a minerals crystalline
structure. If the soil isnt in
crystalline form, theres no
way for CheMin to see it.
All this means the hydro-
gensignal seenbyChemCam
must have been coming from
the amorphous, or non-crys-
talline, portion, which makes
up a signicant minority of
the soil, said Bish, who led
the CheMin study.
Sure enough, Curiositys
Sample Analysis at Mars
instrument cooked up a tiny
sample in its little oven and
found that roughly 1.5 per-
cent to 3 percent of the soil
was made of water. The sci-
entists think this water may
have come from the atmo-
sphere, pulled out of the thin
Bish said it was interest-
ing that CheMin found no
signs of minerals that formed
in water, since looking for
such clays was one of the
reasons for going to Gale
Crater. Inside Gale Crater
lies a 3-mile-high mountain
called Mt. Sharp, whose
layers could be rich in clays
that hold answers to whether
Mars was hospitable to life.
Its possible that this ne-
grained soil is simply too
young to have ever encoun-
tered liquid water, he said.
If so, it would mean that
many years passed between
the formation of the water-
rich clays locked inside of
certain rocks and the dusty
grains that currently cover
the Martian surface.
Another of the studies
focusedonthe rockknownas
Jake M, named after NASA
engineer Jake Matijevic, who
died shortly after the rover
landed in 2012.
The researchers didnt
intendtostudytherock. They
analyzed it with Curiositys
alpha-particle X-rayspectrom-
eter to help put ChemCams
measurements in context,
said Caltech geologist
Edward Stolper, lead author
of that study.
Jake M is unlike any vol-
canic rock seen on Mars.
Its rich in alkaline magma,
which told the research-
ers that it had been created
under high pressure and
perhaps in the presence of
water, Stolper said.
The rocks composition
also told scientists that it
was clearly made of the left-
overs after other minerals
had crystallized out. That led
themto believe that the heat-
ing and cooling and move-
ment of magma that used to
occur beneath Mars mantle
were a lot more complicated
than they had thought. THE TIMES LEADER NATION & WORLD Sunday, September 29, 2013 PAGE 5A
Associated Press
A judges ruling Friday that
New Jersey must allow gay
couples to marry will not be
the last word on the issue after
Gov. Chris Christies adminis-
tration said it would appeal to
a higher court.
The judge, Mary Jacobson,
sided with gay and lesbian
couples and a gay rights group
that argued the state govern-
ment is violating New Jerseys
constitution by denying fed-
eral benets to the couples by
not letting them marry. She
said the state must allow gay
couples to wed starting Oct.
The ruling was the rst of its
kind in any state court relying
on a June U.S. Supreme Court
ruling that struck down key
parts of a law that blocked the
federal government from grant-
ing benets to gay couples.
Every day that the state
does not allow same-sex
couples to marry, plaintiffs
are being harmed, Jacobson
wrote, citing specically
same-sex couples who include
a federal employee, those
who want to use the federal
Family Medical Leave Act or
those who le joint federal tax
Whatever course Christie
chose had the potential of put-
ting the Republican governor
in a tough spot politically.
Hes seeking re-election in a
state where polls show broad
support for gay marriage and
where the Legislature passed a
law last year to allow it.
At the same time, hes seen
as a possible contender for
the Republican nomination for
president in 2016, a position
that requires winning over rela-
tively conservative Republican
electorates in some states with
early primaries.
Still, he has been resolute
about his position, favoring
civil unions and opposing gay
marriage. On Friday, Christie
refused to take questions
about the ruling, instead issu-
ing a brief statement through a
Gov. Christie has always
maintained that he would
abide by the will of the voters
on the issue of marriage equal-
ity and called for it to be on the
ballot this Election Day, said
spokesman Michael Drewniak.
Since the Legislature refused
to allow the people to decide
expeditiously, we will let the
Supreme Court make this con-
stitutional determination.
Thirteen states now rec-
ognize same-sex marriages,
including the entire Northeast
except for Pennsylvania and
New Jersey.
Greek Parliament
members arested
The leader of Greeces extreme-right
Golden Dawn party and four other
of its parliamentarians were formally
charged Saturday with membership
in a criminal organization with intent
to commit crimes, an escalation of a
government crackdown after a fatal
stabbing blamed on a supporter.
It was the rst time since 1974 that
sitting members of Parliament have
been arrested. The arrests underline
the Greek governments efforts to
stie the ercely anti-immigrant party,
which has been increasingly on the
defensive since the killing.
Golden Dawn leader Nikos
Michaloliakos, party spokesman Ilias
Kassidiaris and Yannis Lagos, Nikos
Michos and Ilias Panayiotaros were
arrested by counterterrorism police.
Pastor killed
during service
A Louisiana pastor was fatally shot
as he preached to a crowd of more
than 60 during a revival service Friday
night, and a suspect was arrested, law
enforcement ofcials said.
The shooting occurred about 8:20
p.m. Friday at Tabernacle of Praise
Worship Center in Lake Charles,
Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs Ofce
spokeswoman Kim Myers said
Saturday. Sixty-ve people were inside
at the time, including the victims wife,
Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory said.
A gunman walked into the church
and shot Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. as
he was preaching, Myers said. Harris
was pronounced dead at the scene.
Four dead in
home invasion
A woman and an accomplice broke
into her familys home and killed her
mother and brother before they were
shot to death by her father, state police
said Saturday.
The home invasion happened late
Friday night in Ashville, about 40
miles southwest of State College.
The father reported the shootings
to police and wasnt injured, said
Cody Williams, a communications
operator at the state police barracks in
He was at home with his wife and
their adult son when his daughter
and another person entered, Cambria
County District Attorney Kelly
Callihan told reporters at a news con-
ference early Saturday. An argument
ensued, resulting in gunre, she said.
Five killed
in fery crash
Up to ve people died early
Saturday morning after a car spun
out and burst into ames in Burbank,
trapping people inside, ofcials said.
Hours after the wreck, reghters
were assisting the coroners ofce
in removing the bodies, which were
burned beyond recognition, from
the wreckage for further investi-
gation, Burbank Fire Capt. Peter
Hendrickson said.
There was one survivor found about
50 yards from the burning Nissan
when police arrived on the scene
shortly after 4 a.m. The 18-year-old
woman was taken to the Los Angeles
County Medical Center, Sgt. Darin
Ryburn said. She suffered a broken leg
and appeared to be in serious condi-
tion, according to Fire Battalion Chief
Ron Barone.
AP photo
Cindy Meneghin, second from right, hugs her attorney, Hayley Gorenberg,
at a rally in Montclair, N.J., after a Superior Court Judge ruled that New
Jersey is unconstitutionally denying federal benefits to gay couples.
AP photo
Can you call it an iBlessing?
Parish priest Yves Marie Lequin, left, blesses
cellphones and computers Saturday at
St. Pierre DArene Church in Nice, France,
during a Mass to celebrate St. Gabriel, the
archangel of communications. In the past,
the church has blessed all kinds of things,
like vehicles and animals.
Christie to appeal N.J. ruling
Associated Press
NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya
on Saturday sharply criticized a
decision by the United States to
reissue a travel advisory for the
country in the wake of the deadly
attack on an upscale mall in the
capital Nairobi, highlighting fears
that the assault could hurt the
East African nations lucrative
tourism industry.
The U.S. State Department
released the updated advisory
on Friday that made specic ref-
erence to the Sept. 21 terrorist
attack on the Westgate Mall in
Nairobi that left at least 67 people
dead, including several foreigners.
Five Americans were injured in
the attack, according to the State
The advisory, which contained
similar wording to one issued in
June, warned Americans to take
caution in light of ongoing terror-
ist threats and the high rate of vio-
lent crime in some areas.
It noted that U.S. authorities
continue to receive information
about potential terrorist threats
aimed at U.S., Western, and
Kenyan interests in Kenya, includ-
ing in the Nairobi area and in the
coastal city of Mombasa.
Kenyas Ministry of Foreign
Affairs condemned the U.S.
decision to issue the statement
Saturday, saying it was unneces-
sary and uncalled for. It urged
Washington to withdraw the
advisory and said it has made its
concerns clear through diplomatic
Terrorism, such as in the attack
on Westgate Mall, is a global prob-
lem. The United States itself, has
suffered terror attacks before,
and so have other countries right
across the globe, the ministry
said. Issuing travel advisories
is not what we expect of our
The militant group al-Shabab
has said it carried out the mall
attack to punish Kenya for send-
ing its troops into neighboring
Somalia to ght the al-Qaida-
linked militant group that had
seized large parts of that country
for years before being dislodged
from the capital, Mogadishu.
Kenyas large tourism indus-
try is one of the countrys larg-
est sources of foreign currency.
Authorities are sensitive to any-
thing that could keep visitors away
from its Indian Ocean beaches
and safaris of game parks teem-
ing with giraffes, zebras and other
wild animals.
About 1.8 million tourists visit-
ed Kenya in 2011, primarily from
Europe and the United States,
according to the Kenya National
Bureau of Statistics.
Phyllis Kandie, cabinet secre-
tary for East African affairs, com-
merce and tourism, earlier in the
week sought to assure tourists
that Kenya remains a safe desti-
conversation with Obama wins rouhani good will, but some denounce overture
Associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran Smiling and waving
ags, Iranians from across the political
spectrum welcomed President Hassan
Rouhani home Saturday with cheers for
his historic phone conversation with his
American counterpart. But pockets of
anger over the new contact between the
two enemy nations signaled challenges
Hard-liners opposed to any improved
contact with Washington made their
objections clear as several dozen protest-
ers chanting death to America tried to
block his motorcade in Tehran. The semi-
ofcial Mehr news agency reported that
at least one demonstrator hurled a shoe
a common gesture of contempt in the
Middle East in Rouhanis direction.
Other reports said eggs were thrown at
his car.
Dialogue with Satan is not hope and
prudence, some chanted, using the
Rouhanis campaign from the June presi-
dential election.
Rouhani supporters, meanwhile, greet-
ed him with placards thanking him for
seeking peace instead of confrontation.
One banner read: Yes to peace, no to
Fridays 15-minute phone call between
Rouhani and President Barack Obama
capped a week of drama revolving around
Rouhanis participation in the annual U.N.
meeting of world leaders.
The Iranian leader now has the dif-
cult mission of trying to unite the coun-
try behind his outreach to ease a three-
decade-long estrangement with the U.S.
and move toward a possible settlement to
roll back sanctions imposed over Tehrans
nuclear program.
The West says Irans program aims at
developing weapons technology, while
Tehran says it is for peaceful purposes.
The effort appears to have the critical
backing of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali
Khamenei. But even the endorsement
from Irans most powerful gure is not
enough to silence criticism of the fast-
paced developments during the past days.
The hard-line news web-
site said there was no justication for
Rouhani to talk to the Great Satan, its
term for the United States, adding that
the conversation was a strange and use-
less step.
Rouhani has followed a policy of moder-
ation and easing tensions with the outside
world, a marked distance from the bom-
bastic style of his predecessor Mahmoud
Rouhani says Iran is ready to provide
assurances that Irans nuclear program
wont be weaponized by offering greater
transparency and cooperation. He has
demanded lifting of sanctions in return.
Also Saturday, the CNN website,
blocked since unrest broke out in 2009
over Ahmadinejads disputed election,
was accessible. That could be a sign
of a gradual easing of Internet restric-
tions and outreach to the U.S.
AP photo
A supporter of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani holds a local newspaper with a headline that reads historic call from a return flight upon his
arrival Saturday from the U.S. near the Mehrabad airport in Tehran.
Iranian leader praised, vilifed
Firefghters followed procedure, report says
Associated Press
three-month investigation into
the June deaths of 19 reght-
ers killed while battling an
Arizona blaze cites poor com-
munication between the men
and support staff, and reveals
that an airtanker carrying
ame retardant was hovering
overhead as the reghters
The 120-page report
released Saturday found that
proper procedure was followed
and assigned little of blame for
the worst reghting tragedy
since Sept. 11, 2001.
All but one member of the
Granite Mountain Hotshots
crew died June 30 while pro-
tecting the small former gold
rush town of Yarnell, about 80
miles northwest of Phoenix,
from an erratic, lightning-
sparked wildre.
While maintaining a neutral
tone, the investigation found
badly programmed radios,
vague updates, and a 33-min-
ute communication blackout
just before the ames engulfed
the men. Investigators did not
consider whether better com-
munication might have saved
the men.
The report provides the rst
minute-to-minute account of
the fatal afternoon.
The day went according to
routine in the boulder-strewn
mountains until the wind
shifted around 4 p.m., push-
ing a wall of re that had been
receding from the hotshots all
day back toward them.
After that, the command
center lost track of the 19 men.
The reghters either ignored
or did not receive weather
warnings. They left the safety
of a burned ridge and dropped
into a densely vegetated val-
ley surrounded by mountains,
heading toward a ranch. The
report states that they failed to
perceive the excessive risk
of repositioning to continue
ghting the re.
AP photo
Firefighter Brendan McDonough embraces a mourner near the end of a
candlelight vigil in July in Prescott, Ariz.
Judge ordered state to allow
same-sex partners to marry
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Pa. Legislature paid $4.2Mto 258 aides in buyouts
Associated Press
Pennsylvania Legislature
paid 258 of its employees
more than $4.2 million to
retire or quit in the past
two years in buyouts that
in many cases gave people
with decades of service an
extra incentive to leave and
begin collecting substantial
The voluntary programs
began in the Senate and
were designed to cut per-
sonnel costs into the future.
The average recipient col-
lected more than $16,000,
and nine people received
$40,000 apiece. The Senate
clerks ofce said its total
number of employees fell
from 902 in November
2011, when buyouts were
offered, to 819 as of August.
That chambers payroll
shrank more than $4 mil-
Issues of legislative com-
pensation and payouts are
a politically sensitive issue
in Pennsylvania, where
the legislative workforce
is among the nations larg-
est. Lawmakers generated
a strong backlash from the
public for voting to raise
their own pay in 2005,
followed by the so-called
Bonusgate scandal involving
payments of state money to
staffers who worked on cam-
Information about the
programs was obtained
by The Associated Press
through the states Right-to-
Know Law, including previ-
ously undisclosed details
about the House buyouts
late last year.
In the House, 78
Democratic employees, 99
Republican employees and
34 people who work for the
bipartisan management arm
took advantage of the pro-
gram, and their ranks includ-
ed lawyers, researchers, mes-
sengers and custodians.
The House permitted any-
one with at least one year of
service to participate, and
25 people with three years
or less took the offer.
The Senate limited par-
ticipants to those who were
at or near retirement age or
pension eligibility, and 47
took advantage.
Both chambers credited
employees for their work
in other branches of state
government, giving them
$1,000 or a weeks pay for
each year of service. The
Senate capped payouts
at $40,000; the House,
In the House Republican
caucus alone, 67 employ-
ees who participated in the
program also cashed out
leave, at an additional cost
of about $800,000. The 34
bipartisan workers in the
House who took the buyout
all cashed out leave, collect-
ing $206,000.
There are lots of ways
they can save money over
there without having to
spend more money, said
Tim Potts, a former House
Democratic aide who has
campaigned to improve
the Legislatures ethics and
operations. They should be
reducing the staff in the rst
That was the main goal
of the program, said Drew
Crompton, a high-ranking
Senate aide who helped
develop and administer the
program. He said it was
designed after studying
other buyouts and approved
in a vote by a committee of
senior senators.
This was not some sort
of wildgiveaway, Crompton
said. This was a calculated
effort in order to shrink the
size of the Senate which,
quite frankly, has worked
out tremendously well. We
are incredibly leaner than
we were seven years ago. If
it takes investment for that
to happen, so be it.
The Senate offered the
buyouts about six months
after a series on the
Legislatures staff by the
AP and the Pennsylvania
Associated Press
Managing Editors showed
Pennsylvania employed
about one of every 11 state
legislative employees in the
nation, in a state that has
about 4 percent of the coun-
trys population.
The buyouts may have
increased the cost of the
state pension system by
encouraging people to start
collecting before they oth-
erwise may have, said Eric
Epstein, a frequent critic of
legislative operations. The
cost of the state pension
plan is a growing concern
for state policymakers, and
Gov. Tom Corbett has been
pushing for changes in the
face of increasing obliga-
tions to taxpayers.
I dont think anybody
in their right mind would
argue that the efciency
of the Legislature has
increased since these folks
were separated from their
employment, Epstein said.
You dont need to be trim-
ming a couple of branches
you need to reduce the
size of the forest.
Bill Patton, a spokesman
for the House Democrats,
said the decision to offer
buyouts was made by
Minority Leader Frank
Dermody, D-Allegheny,
after consulting with senior
caucus leaders as part of a
longer-term plan to reduce
employee costs. He said the
House Democrats have shed
more than 20 percent of
their workforce since 2009.
We understand that
the Legislature is going to
continue to exist and will
always need staff people, but
through this planning were
able to control the future
cost increases, Patton said.
House Republican spokes-
man Steve Miskin said the
buyouts were approved by
senior leaders after consult-
ing with members. Through
a spokesman, the Senate
Democratic leadership
declined to comment. THE TIMES LEADER NEWS Sunday, September 29, 2013 PAGE 7A
information on a crime for help-
ing former county judges Mark
A. Ciavarella Jr. and Michael
T. Conahan try to obscure the
source of $2.8 million, which
Mericle and attorney Robert
Powell paid the pair.
The disgraced ex-judges are
serving long prison sentences
for their roles in sentencing
juvenile defendants to serve
time in two private deten-
tion centers built by Mericle
Construction. Powell pleaded
guilty in July 2009 to paying the
judges $772,500 in kickbacks
and helping them conceal the
source of $2.1 million more they
received from Mericle as nd-
ers fees for helping him obtain
construction contracts. Powell
was sentenced in November
2011 to 18 months in prison.
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Gordon Zubrod in 2009 said
there was no evidence Mericle
knew about the kickbacks.
Rather, he got himself into trou-
ble for not being honest with
investigators about nders
fees, which are an otherwise
legitimate and common transac-
tion in the real estate business,
Zubrod explained.
With such a past, Curran
suggested that for Wyoming
Seminary to accept Mericles
donations may be ethical in that
it benets students, but that
honoring Mericle in a conspicu-
ous way may not.
The message that can send is
that a certain amount of money
can mean all is good, and Im
not OK with that especially
for an organization that serves
children, Curran said.
In a statement issued by
Wyoming Seminary Board of
Trustees Chairman Richard
Goldberg last week, the initial
choice of Mericle Field was
described as a gesture to honor
a family for its sincere support
over a 20-year period, but the
school also called it a regret-
table situation and apologized
for any offense.
Mericle once served on the
the schools board of trustees,
previously contributed to other
projects, and his daughter grad-
uated from the school earlier
this year.
I certainly have some sym-
pathy for the people at Sem,
Curran said of the school. They
want to serve their students
well and they want to acknowl-
edge the generosity of someone
who has done something terri-
bly wrong and yet has been very
generous to them.
Other donations
Wyoming Seminary is far
from the only organization
associated with youths that he
has chosen to assist.
Land and construction dona-
tion worth $2 million were pro-
vided by Mericle and his family
to create a Junior Achievement
village in Pittston Township,
where youths have the chance
to spend the day learning what
its like to operate a business.
Since it opened in 2007, more
than 25,000 area students have
participated in programs there.
Junior Achievement Director
Melissa Turlip said the build-
ing would not have been built
without the Mericle donation.
The program would exist
only in classrooms and stu-
dents would not be able to
come to a facility to get the
real experience of entrepre-
neurship, nancial literacy and
work readiness, Turlip said.
At the Wilkes-Barre Family
YMCA, Executive Director Jim
Thomas said Mericles associa-
tion started early.
He was a Y Kid, Thomas
said. And he never left, later
serving on our board and as a
volunteer starting in the mid-
That association really
paid off, Thomas said, when
Mericle stepped in with money
and expertise after a 1998 capi-
tal campaign stalled.
We were looking for things
to cut out, Thomas said. We
were struggling with a deci-
sion to choose between the
new pool or the new gym.
Rob stepped in with his team
at Mericle Development and
re-did our plans to make them
more cost-effective. We came
in under budget.
Flood work noted
Mericles post-plea largess
has not been limited to youth
and recreation activities, nor
has it always been as controver-
sial as the Wyoming Seminary
In September 2011, Mericles
intervention was credited with
preventing disaster as the
swollen Susquehanna River
threatened to ood the West
Jim Brozena, then executive
director of the Luzerne County
Flood Protection Authority
and the former county engi-
neer, said Mericle called him
when the river was rising to
record levels to ask what he
could do to help. Mericle, his
employees and trucks brought
tons of material to the levee in
Forty Fort where several situa-
tions occurred that threatened
the integrity of the dike sys-
At the end of the day,
because of his actions and the
actions of several others, a pos-
itive outcome was effected,
Brozena said. The repairs
made at that time made a huge
difference in the outcome.
But Mericles money has
not always found its way into
charitable hands by choice in
recent years.
Part of his 2009 plea agree-
ment was to allocate $2.15
million to a fund to benet
children. The cash was for-
warded to the Pennsylvania
Commission on Crime and
Delinquency, which selected
17 projects that would benet,
and Mericle had no input in
the choice of projects.
Admission, forgiveness
Monsignor Joseph Kelly,
executive director of Catholic
Social Services an agency
that shared in the court-man-
dated largess said part of
the healing process and the
rehabilitation of any offender
is forgiveness. That is especial-
ly true, he said, when there has
been an admission of guilt, as
with Mericle.
Heres a man who has
admitted he did wrong, Kelly
said. We as a community need
to accept the fact that he is ask-
ing for forgiveness. And dont
we have a responsibility to
accept that and forgive?
But in the Mericle case,
there seems to be so much
anger attached, he said.
Scripture tells us we should
take a look at the demon in our
own eye before we look at the
splinter in our neighbors eye,
Kelly said. Mercy and forgive-
ness go a lot further to let us be
who we are called to be.
For Misericordias Curran,
that $2.15 million is a crucial
point, as is a $17.75 million
settlement Mericle reached
with about 1,600 juveniles who
claimed they were wrongly
incarcerated by the corrupt
judges at the facilities he built.
If Mericle had resisted those
paybacks and was still making
donations using money he was
obliged to pay back, Curran
said that would be unethical.
Hes made restitution.
The money he has donated
to Wyoming Seminary is not
money that was supposed to
be going somewhere else as
restitution for what hes done,
Curran said.
Future in question
Mericles fate and wheth-
er he can inuence it through
charitable donations
remains unclear.
The developer remains at
liberty. He was expected to
testify in the corruption case
of former state Sen. Raphael
Musto, which was scheduled
for November but delayed
when defense attorneys argued
the octogenarian former law-
maker was too ill to participate
in his defense.
The terms of Mericles like-
ly punishment also remain
At the time of his 2009 plea,
it was reported that his charge
carries a maximum sentence of
three years in prison, but that
Mericle likely faced no more
than four to 10 months behind
bars based on federal sentenc-
ing guidelines, and that he
could be eligible for probation
if he continued to cooperate
with prosecutors.
In January 2011, federal
prosecutors led an amend-
ment to the plea agreement
that would increase the sen-
tencing guideline to 12 to
18 months in prison. The
move was based on Mericle
obstructing or impeding the
administration of justice.
Guideline changes must be
approved by a judge, who is
not bound by them.
Peter J. Henning, a professor
at Wayne State University Law
School, is the author of The
Prosecution and Defense of
Public Corruption: The Law &
Legal Strategies. In February,
Henning wrote an article
The Challenge of Sentencing
White-Collar Defendants
that asks whether white-collar
defendants are treated more
favorably than other criminals
when it comes to sentencing.
He wrote that one method
frequently used in white-collar
cases involves letter-writing
campaigns to point out the
many positive attributes of the
defendants. He said the empha-
sis is usually on charitable con-
tributions and close family ties
to show that a reduced punish-
ment reects the sentencing
factor to provide just punish-
ment for the offense.
Henning cited one case in
which a district judge noted
that more than 100 letters
had been sent attesting to the
defendants humble begin-
nings and his many community
and charitable activities, both
before and after the charges in
this case.
Among the reasons for giv-
ing a short sentence was evi-
dence of the defendants strong
community and family involve-
ment, and business expertise
that included starting a new
company achieving growing
success, Henning wrote.
However, Henning said the
appeals court rejected those
grounds as insufcient for
such a signicant departure
from the recommended guide-
It was troubled by the dis-
trict judges reference to his
work as a reason for giving
a lighter sentence, rejecting
the position that a defendant
should be sentenced lightly
on the asserted ground that
they offer more to society
than those who do not possess
such knowledge and skill,
Henning wrote. There is no
simple answer to what is the
appropriate sentence for any
defendant, and especially for
those who commit business
Heidi Havens, spokeswom-
an for U.S. Attorney Peter J.
Smith, said in 2011 that she
could not comment on why the
change was sought. On Friday,
Havens said she could not
comment on what sentencing
guidelines Mericle may face
due to the fact that this is a
still-pending criminal case.
Havens did offer a generic
statement on what federal
judges must take into con-
sideration when sentencing
Under the federal sentenc-
ing guidelines, the judge is
required to consider and weigh
a number of factors, including
the nature, circumstances and
seriousness of the offense; the
history and characteristics of
the defendant; and the need
to punish the defendant, pro-
tect the public and provide for
the defendants educational,
vocational and medical needs,
Havens said.
A review of media coverage
of other white-collar sentenc-
ings turns up frequent referenc-
es to defendants lawyers invok-
ing charitable deeds in hopes
of earning their clients reduced
sentences. How much impact
such arguments hold, in combi-
nation with the unique factors
of each case, is another matter.
Other cases
According to The
Associated Press, an attorney
for Grammy-winning singer
Lauryn Hill sought probation
in her $1 million tax-evasion
case earlier this year, argu-
ing Hills charitable works,
her family circumstances and
the fact that the mother of six
paid back the taxes she owed
should merit consideration. In
May, a federal judge sentenced
Hill to three months in prison.
She had faced up to three years
in prison.
Also in May, according to the
AP, Connecticut hedge fund
founder Anthony Chiasson was
sentenced to 6-1/2 years in pris-
on for his role in a $70 million
insider-trading scandal, over
the argument of his lawyers that
the 39-year-old had made signif-
icant charitable contributions.
He had faced a decade behind
If the history and char-
acteristics of the defendant
to be considered by a judge
may include legitimate chari-
table donations, Misericordias
Curran suggested there is noth-
ing unethical about Mericle
continuing to give to worthy
causes, as he has done, with
that in mind.
Mericles personal motiva-
tions are still left unsaid.
Weve taken an across-the-
board position that because
of our situation, we arent
commenting, attorney Kim
Borland said on behalf of his
client Friday afternoon.
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spending plans are about to run
out, threats are made, compro-
mises are reached and a shut-
down is averted.
If a shutdown does happen, it
would be the rst time in nearly
two decades when a budget
battle between President Bill
Clinton, a Democrat, and the
Republican-controlled Congress
led to much of the federal gov-
ernment being closed for sev-
eral days in late 1995 and early
As is often the case when
the branches are split between
parties, there are differences
on spending priorities. Since
1976, there have been 17 gov-
ernment shutdowns, said
Timothy F. Kearney, chairman
of the Department of Business
at Misericordia University in
Dallas Township. Clearly, in
both cases each party believes
that they have the public on
their side and will win points
Kearney said recent ghts
over the debt ceiling, which
led to sequestration earlier this
year, have made major prog-
ress in bringing the decit back
under some sort of control.
With so many federal ofces
located in the region and pro-
grams that rely on federal funds
a government shutdown
could send ripples throughout
the county. While each depart-
ment and agency would deter-
mine its own policies and make
decisions about how to operate,
some decisions have already
been made as to how the shut-
down will be carried out.
Largest employer
The regions largest employer,
the Tobyhanna Army Depot, is
unlikely to be impacted at rst.
We do not anticipate that
a government shutdown, if it
occurs, will have any immedi-
ate impact on Tobyhanna Army
Depot. The depot is funded
through Army Working Capital
Funding, as opposed to direct
appropriation. At present,
Working Capital Fund opera-
tions are exempt from shut-
down, said David Jadick, the
acting public affairs ofcer at
the depot.
Heres a look at the impact a
shutdown could have on some
Social Security: While
checks for those currently
receiving Social Security ben-
ets would still be sent during
a shutdown, those applying for
new benets would see a delay.
Travel: Air trafc con-
trollers would not be taken off
duty so ights would continue
to operate as normal. Those
wishing to visit national parks,
national museums, national rec-
reation areas or the national zoo,
however, would be out of luck as
theyd all be forced to close. In
addition, passport requests may
go unprocessed.
Armed service members:
They would continue to serve
but would not be paid. For vet-
erans, benets could be delayed,
though VA hospitals should be
Financial: Banks would
remain open. The IRS will
also continue to operate, and if
youre in a bond buying mood,
you will continue to be able to.
When it comes to Wall Street,
however, the shutdown could
have a major impact.
Mail: The U.S. Postal
Service will keep operating so
mail will continue to be picked
up and delivered.
Federal loans: Need some
money for a mortgage on that
house from the federal govern-
ment? Sorry. Loan for your
small business? Sorry. Both are
impacted by the shutdown.
Courts: Its likely that
courts would remain open,
though cases could be delayed.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey blasted
some in the Republican Party
for putting ideology ahead of
veterans the economy some
people in the Republican Party
are willing to put their ideology
ahead of everything.
Casey chided GOP leaders
and said they should get con-
trol of their party so we dont
lose control of the economy.
Though some are spewing
brimstone over the potential
shutdown, Kearney does not
believe an adverse effect to the
economy is a guaranteed out-
While Washington budget
wrangling makes for good tele-
vision, a delay in increasing
the debt ceiling or a shutdown
is unlikely to be prolonged and
cause harm to the economy, he
U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta,
R-Hazleton, voted to defund
Obamacare and tie it to the
spending plan but a shutdown
is not something he supports or
wants to see.
If we were to fail to keep the
government running, too many
people would be hurt, particu-
larly active duty members and
veterans of our military. I am
not willing to do that, Barletta
said. We cannot allow the
government to close its doors
because of a ght over a law
that doesnt work and most
Americans dont want. I urge
my colleagues in the Senate to
heed the calls from the people:
approve the funding of the gov-
ernment, agree with the public
that Obamacare is a bad deal,
and help us get the economy
back on track.
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The Tobyhanna Army Depot in Monroe County is the largest employer in the region. A government shutdown would not
immediately impact the installation.
Aimee Dilger | The Times Leader
The Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center would remain open despite a shutdown
of the federal government.
Frank Rigol
delievers mail
in Wilkes-Barre
on Thursday
Even if their
is a federal
shutdown, the
mail will still be
Aimee Dilger | The Times Leader
that House Republicans decid-
ed to back would assure routine
funding for government agen-
cies through Dec. 15.
The measure marked some-
thing of a reduction in demands
by House Republicans, who
passed legislation several days
ago that would permanently
strip the health care law of
money while providing funding
for the government.
It also contained signicant
concessions from a party that
long has criticized the health
care law for imposing numerous
government mandates on indus-
try, in some cases far exceeding
what Republicans were willing to
support in the past.
GOP aides said that under
the legislation headed toward
a vote, portions of the health
law that already have gone into
effect would remain unchanged.
That includes requirements for
insurance companies to guar-
antee coverage for pre-existing
conditions and to require chil-
dren to be covered on their par-
ents plans until age 26. It would
not change a part of the law that
reduces costs for seniors with
high prescription drug expens-
Instead, the measure would
delay implementation of a
requirement for all individuals
to purchase coverage or face a
penalty, and of a separate feature
of the law that will create mar-
ketplaces where individuals can
shop for coverage from private
The Senate rejected the most
recent House-passed anti-shut-
down bill on a party-line vote
of 54-44 Friday, insisting on a
straightforward continuation
in government funding without
health care-related add-ons.
That left the next step up
to the House with time to
avert a partial shutdown grow-
ing ever shorter.
For a moment at least,
the revised House proposal
papered over a simmering
dispute between the leader-
ship and tea party conserva-
tives who have been more
militant about abolishing the
health law that all Republicans
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Dems may shift campaign focus
Gubernatorial candidates
sniping at GOP incumbent
Associated Press
Theres smoke, but no
re yet, in Pennsylvanias
eight-way Democratic race
for governor.
So far, the would-be
nominees are aiming
their campaign vitriol
exclusively at Republican
incumbent Tom Corbett,
even though the real chal-
lenge for each of them is to
convince Democratic vot-
ers that he or she would
make the strongest candi-
date to take on Corbett in
Still, some notewor-
thy things are happening
publicly and behind the
scenes that will affect the
Democratic campaign and
ignite new debates as the
May 20 primary approach-
One recent development
was state Treasurer Rob
McCords long-expected
conrmation of his candi-
dacy making him the
only statewide elected
ofcial in the race.
Perhaps more impor-
tant, McCords authority
over the disbursement of
state funds puts him in a
unique position to affect
certain executive actions,
such as his refusal earlier
this year to pay millions
of dollars to a company
the Corbett administra-
tion hired under a no-bid
contract to modernize and
manage state websites.
A lot of people are
talking about taking on
Tom Corbett, but Ive
been doing it since he was
elected, boasted McCord,
a former venture capitalist
who was elected treasurer
in his rst election cam-
paign in 2008 and re-elect-
ed last year.
Money is also a press-
ing concern for seri-
ous candidates facing
an eight-month primary
battle, although no one
knows how much is at
stake. Under state law, the
campaigns probably wont
have to begin publicly
reporting their contribu-
tions and expenditures
until January.
That rst campaign
nance report could be a
revealing test of the com-
parative strength of the
candidates. And in a wide-
open race in which union
endorsements are all the
more important, the bet-
ter-nanced campaigns
will be more attractive to
big cash donors and union
leaders weighing whom to
endorse among candidates
who share similar political
Tom Wolf, a wealthy
York businessman and
former state revenue sec-
retary, has set the fundrais-
ing bar high by vowing to
sink at least $10 million
of his own money into the
primary campaign.
U.S. Rep. Allyson
Schwartz, a fth-term
lawmaker from the
Philadelphia area, has said
she began the campaign
with about $3 million left
over from her past cam-
paigns. A key supporter
predicted her fundraising
would be buoyed by con-
tacts she made through her
work on the Democratic
Congressional Campaign
Committee and support
from womens advocacy
Shes been a national
presence for a while, said
Philadelphia lawyer Mark
Aronchick, a prominent
Democratic Party fundrais-
er and Schwartz supporter.
Also, labor unions that
are a major source of cam-
paign cash for Democrats
are already taking sides.
Schwartz has endorse-
ments from the United
Mine Workers and the
Sheet Metal Workers
Union. The Pennsylvania
Conference of Teamsters
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favorite two days after he
announced his candidacy.
Former state environmen-
tal protection secretary
Katie McGinty is backed
by the Pittsburgh transit
workers union.
Among the major unions
still uncommitted is the
largest state employee
union, Council 13 of the
American Federation
of State, County and
Municipal Employees.
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endorsement by early
November, said its direc-
tor, David Fillman.
Weve got a lot at stake,
so we will probably be
pulling out all the stops,
he said.
Weve got a lot at
stake, so we will
probably be pulling
out all the stops.
David Fillman,
American Federation of
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arrangements, with
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to viewlegacy obituaries online,
bEil - Dolores, friends may call
2 to 4 p.m. today at Desiderio
Funeral Home Inc., 436 S.
Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top.
bytHEWay - Lori, friends
may call 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday
at Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral
Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St.,
cONlaN- Eileen, funeral with
Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m.
Wednesday in Corpus Christi
Parish, Immaculate Conception
Church, 605 Luzerne Ave., West
Pittston. Friends may call 6 to
8 p.m. Tuesday at Neil W. Regan
Funeral Home Inc., 1900 Pittston
Ave., Scranton.
EVaNS - Evelyn, visitation
5 to 7 p.m. today at Connell
Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad
St., Bethlehem, and 9 to 9:45
a.m. Monday at Our Lady of
Perpetual Help Catholic Church
3219 Santee Road, Bethlehem.
Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m.
at the church. Burial 1:30 p.m.
in St. Marys Cemetery, Hanover
GNaZZO- Helen, graveside
service noon Monday in Old
Forge Cemetery.
HOFFMaN- Donald Sr.,
funeral 11:30 a.m. Monday at
Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral
Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave.,
Wyoming. Friends may call 5 to 8
p.m. today.
HOMScHEK - Cheryl, memorial
service 8 p.m. Monday at
Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509
Wyoming Ave. West Pittston.
Friends may call 4 p.m. to
lEO- William, funeral 9:30 a.m.
Monday at Graziano Funeral
Home Inc., Pittston Township.
Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m.
Monday in St. Maria Goretti
Parish, Lafin, with 9:30 a.m.
recitation of the divine mercy
chaplet and rosary. Friends may
call 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at
the funeral home.
lEScaVaGE - Edith, Mass of
Christian Burial 8 a.m. Monday
in St. MatthewChurch, 139
Spruce St., Minersville. Friends
may call 6 p.m. today at
Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200
Sunbury St., Minersville.
liNDbucHlEr - Dorothy,
funeral 10 a.m. Monday at
Lehman Family Funeral Service
Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-
Barre. Friends may call 5 to 7
p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. to
service Monday.
piccOlOtti - Samuel, funeral
10 a.m. Monday at Gubbiotti
Funeral Home, 1030Wyoming
Ave., Exeter. Friends may call 4 to
7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
ricHarDS - Sandra, funeral 11
a.m. Monday at Lehman-Gregory
Funeral Home Inc., 281 Chapel
St., Swoyersville. Friends may
call 9 a.m. to service.
SaNDS - Annabelle, funeral 11
a.m. Monday at Harding-Litwin
Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St.,
Tunkhannock. Friends may call
4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral
StratFOrD - Amanda, funeral
9 a.m. Monday at the WilliamA.
Reese Funeral Chapel, rear 56
Gaylord Ave., Plymouth. Mass
of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. in
All Saints Church, WillowStreet,
Plymouth. Friends may call 4 to
8 p.m. today.
traVEr - Hiram, memorial
service 11 a.m. today in St.
Lukes Reformation Lutheran
Church, Noxen.
WEStFiElD - Rev. Henry, funeral
7:30 p.m. today at Richard H.
Disque Funeral Home, 2940
Memorial Highway, Dallas.
Friends may call 6 p.m. to
WilliaMS - Daniel IV, funeral
9 a.m. Tuesday at Kizis-Lokuta
Funeral Home, 134 Church St.,
Pittston. Mass of Christian
Burial 9:30 a.m. in St. John
the Evangelist Church, William
Street, Pittston. Friends may call
6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral
Luzerne, passed away on
Friday at the Wilkes-Barre
General Hospital, surrounded
by his loving family.
Funeral arrangements
are entrusted to the Betz-
Jastremski Funeral Home, Inc.,
568 Bennett St., Luzerne.
68, of Mountain Top, passed
away on Friday in Florida.
Funeral arrangements
are incomplete at this time
and are under the direction of
McCune Funeral Service Inc.,
in Mountain Top.
Wilkes-Barre, passed away
Saturday in St. Lukes Villa,
Funeral arrangements are
pending from Mamary-Durkin
Funeral Services, 59 Parrish
St., Wilkes-Barre.
Wilkes-Barre, passed away
Saturday afternoon at Timber
Ridge Health Care Center.
Funeral arrangements are
pending from the Bednarski
& Thomas Funeral Home, 27
Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre.
Nanticoke, passed away Friday
at his home.
Funeral arrangements are
pending from the Corcoran
Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Main
St., Plains.
Sept. 26, 2013
Maureen Jean Cino, 75, of
Manchester, N.J., passed away
at home on Sept. 26, 2013.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, she
was raised in Plymouth, and
graduated from Plymouth High
School in 1956. She later gradu-
ated from Bloomsburg State
College with a Bachelor of Arts
in elementary education.
Afterwards, she followed her
husband to the Middle East,
where she worked at the U.S.
Embassy. They started a fam-
ily and moved to Toms River in
1966, and she worked as a fth-
grade teacher for Toms River
Regional School District for 35
years before retiring in 2000.
She was the recipient of the
South Toms River Elementary
Teacher of the Year award in
Maureen was an avid bowler
and enjoyed the casino, but
most of all she enjoyed being
with her family. She will be
most remembered for her dedi-
cation to her family and profes-
Maureens sweet spirit will
forever live on in our hearts.
She was preceded in death
by her son, Vincent James; and
sister, Sharon Barber.
Surviving are her husband,
James; sons, Vincent K.,
Bayville, N.J.; Jeffrey J. and
James B., Toms River; brother,
Kenneth Barber; and seven
Memorial gathering will be
6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 10
to 11 a.m. Wednesday with a
memorial service at 11 a.m. at
Oliverie Funeral Home, 2925
Ridgeway Road, Manchester,
with inurnment to follow at St.
Josephs Cemetery, Toms River.
In lieu of owers, please
make donations to St. Jude
Tribute Program, P.O. Box
1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN
For directions, or to send
online condolences, please visit
the funeral homes website at
Due to an error by The Times
Leaders newsroom, an obituary
in Saturdays edition for the
Rev. Henry Edward Westfeld
contained incorrect information.
The Rev. Westfeld is survived by
his wife, Alice Shrey Westfeld,
who will deeply miss him. Son
Paul Westfeld. Wayne Westfeld,
son, and wife, Margo, and
children, David and Katie, who
loved and cared and supported
Anna Mae Robinson, 89,
passed away Friday at Lake
Side Nursing Center, Dallas.
Born in Freeland, she was
the daughter of the late Chester
and Hanna Maschal Fox and
was a graduate of Freeland
High School.
Anna was employed for some
time with General Cigar, Wilkes
Barre. She was a member of
Maple Grove United Methodist
Church, Sweet Valley. She was
an avid cross stitch and cro-
Anna was preceded in
death by her husband, Vanroy
Robinson, in 1968.
Surviving are her daughter,
Susan, and her husband, Larry
Spaciano, Harveys Lake; grand-
daughter, Lauren Spaciano,
Harveys Lake, and grandson,
Louis Spaciano, and his wife,
Malissa Spaciano, Shavertown;
great-grandchildren, Tyler and
Aubrey Spaciano; brother, Allen
Fox, Lehman, and sister, Gladys
Heckman, New Jersey.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m.
Tuesday at The Richard H.
Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940
Memorial Highway, Dallas, with
the Rev. Barbara Pease, pastor,
Maple Grove United Methodist
Church, ofciating. Interment
will be in Fitchs Cemetery,
Centermoreland. Friends may
call 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Sept. 27, 2013
Jane Helfrich Aiello, 47, of
Wilkes-Barre, died courageous-
ly in her home on Thursday
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Jane
was a daughter of the late
Thomas and Florence Gulick
Helfrich. She was a graduate of
Bishop Hoban High School, and
Luzerne County Community
College, and was employed as
a Registered Nurse for Surgical
Specialist in Plains.
She was a member of St.
Andrews Parish, Wilkes-Barre.
Jane was admired and
adored by all of those whose
lives she touched. Whether
fullling her role as a mother,
daughter, sister or friend, she
devoted herself lovingly and
She is survived by her lov-
ing sons, Vito Jr. and Salvatore
Aiello, Wilkes-Barre; her devot-
ed sister, Maureen Yanchuk
and her brother-in-law, Richard
Yanchuk, Dallas.
Jane will also be remem-
bered, with love, by her
mother-in-law, Filomena
Aiello,Wilkes-Barre; brothers
and sisters-in-law, Pam Kizis
and Bill Kearney, Larksville;
Joseph and Valerie Aiello,
Shavertown; Pete and Kathi
Aiello, Mountain Top; and
all of her many aunts, uncles,
cousins, nieces, nephews and
The funeral service will be
conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday
at the Lehman Family Funeral
Service, Inc., 689 Hazle Ave.,
Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of
Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in
St Andrews Parish, 316 Parrish
St., Wilkes-Barre. The Rev.
John McGahagen will ofciate.
Interment will be at St. Marys
Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Monday at the funeral
home and from 8:30 a.m. until
time of service Tuesday.
For more information, visit
the funeral home website at
JaNE HElFricHaiEllO
Sept. 26, 2013
Dorothy Mae Hildebrand
Lindbuchler, 90, of Hanover
Township, formerly of Wilkes-
Barre, died Thursday eve-
ning, in the Hampton House,
Hanover Township.
Born in Allentown, she
was the daughter of the late
Lyman and Bertha Heller and
was employed in the garment
industry as a seamstress.
Dorothy was preceded in
death by her husband, Fred
Lindbuchler; daughter, Susan
Rhodes; sisters, Blanche
Myers and Evelyn Heller;
brothers Kenneth Heller and
Ernest Heller; granddaughter,
Lynn Ann Hildebrand; great-
grandson, Dylan Hildebrand;
and sons-in-law, Hugh Albert
and Benjamin Thomas.
She is survived by her sons,
Raymond Hildebrand and his
wife, Connie, Wapwallopen;
Henry Hildebrand and his com-
panion, Diane, Wapwallopen;
Duane Lindbuchler and his
wife, Mary Eileen, Wilkes-
Barre; daughters, Norma
Albert, Harding; Lois Thomas,
Wapwallopen; grandchildren;
great grandchildren; brother
Clyde Heller and his wife,
Brenda, Hobbie; many nieces
and nephews.
Funeral service will be con-
ducted at 10 a.m. Monday at
the Lehman Family Funeral
Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave.,
Wilkes-Barre, with Pastor
Carol Coleman ofciating.
Interment will be in St.
Marys Cemetery, Hanover
Friends may call 5 to 7
p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. until
time of service Monday at the
funeral home.
For more information or
to send online condolences,
visit the funeral home website
at www.lehmanfuneralhome.
DOrOtHy MaE HilDEbraND
Sept. 26, 2013
patriciaa. WiErNuSZ
Sept. 28, 2013
Patricia A. Wiernusz, 73,
of Nanticoke, passed away
Saturday at the Hospice Unit
of Wilkes-Barre General
Hospital from a lengthy battle
with Lupus.
She was born in Nanticoke
and was the daughter of
the late Bolish and Helen
Kocienski. Patricia was a grad-
uate of Nanticoke High School
and was a member of the for-
mer St. Stanislaus Church,
now a part of St. Faustina
She was preceded in death
by brothers, Jack, Frank and
Robert Kocienski.
She is survived by her lov-
ing husband. Edward; sons,
David Wiernusz, Nanticoke;
Paul Wiernusz, Landsdowne;
daughter, Lisa Wiernusz,
Nanticoke; grandchildren,
Justin and Brandon.
A private memorial ser-
vice will be held from the
Grontkowski Funeral Home
P.C., 51-53 W. Green St.,
Nanticoke, with the Rev.
James Nash conducting ser-
vices. Please, no owers,
donations may be made to the
Lupus Foundation of America,
P.O. Box 631047, Baltimore,
MD 21263.
JErry lEE pHarES
Sept. 27, 2013
Jerry Lee Phares, 68, of Sweet
Valley, passed away Friday at the
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital,
due to complications from lym-
Mr. Phares was born in
Philippi, W.Va., on May 21,
1945, and was the son of the
late Gilbert and Beulah Johnson
Jerry was a loving husband,
father and grandfather. He
attended Lake-Lehman schools,
and served in the National
Guard from 1965 to 1977. He
was employed for 38 years at
InterMetro Industries, Wilkes-
Barre, where he made many
friends, retiring in 2005. He
was a member of Maple Grove
United Methodist Church, Pikes
Creek, and the National Rie
Association. He was a die-hard
Boston Red Sox fan. Jerry was
an avid outdoorsman who loved
to hunt, sh, garden and camp.
He loved his grandchildren who
affectionately referred to him as
Poppy. Jerry loved to tinker
and could always be counted on
for home and automobile repair.
In addition to his parents,
Jerry was preceded in death by
son, Jerry Phares Jr.; daughter
Marjorie Grace Phares; brother
Dale Phares; sisters Jean Phares,
Betty Kocher and Grace Cmiech;
grandson, Zane Gabriel.
He is survived by his wife of
47 years, the former Charlotte
Glycenfer; son, James Phares
and his wife, Michelle, of
Dallas; daughter Michele
Gabriel and her husband,
Brian, of Harleysville; brother
Ronald Phares and his wife,
Dora, of Dallas; sisters Devania
Blackburn of Nescopeck and
Sharon Kozminski and her hus-
band, Leonard, of Nuangola;
grandchildren, Jessica, Quin,
Avery and Julia; pet dog, Elmo.
Funeral services will
be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at
the Curtis L. Swanson
Funeral Home Inc., cor-
ners of routes 29 and 118, Pikes
Creek, with Pastor Mary Ann
Ditter of the Tabor Hill United
Methodist Church, Woxall, of-
Interment will be in the
Chapel Lawn Memorial Park,
Dallas. Friends may call 6 to
9 p.m. Monday at the funeral
The family requests memo-
rial donations to be made to
Medical Oncology Associates
Prescription Assistance Fund,
382 Pierce St., Kingston, PA
Online condolences can be
made at clswansonfuneralhome.
FOStEr l. KNOrr Sr.
Sept. 27, 2013
Foster L. Knorr Sr., 81,
of Wilkes-Barre, passed
away Friday in the Geisinger
Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was
the son of the late Foster and
Ruth (Hazleton) Knorr. He was
educated in the Wilkes-Barre
schools. He was an Army vet-
eran of the Korean Conict. For
many years, he was employed by
Mahaffey Oil, and prior to his
retirement, he was employed
by Dupont Chemical. He was a
former member of the AMVETS
Post 59, Hanover Township, and
the Teamsters Union.
Preceding him in death was
his sister Mary Jane Tyson.
Surviving are his wife of
44 years, the former Dorothy
Price; children, Terry Connor
and her husband, Elmer, Dallas;
Shelly Quinn and her husband,
David, White Haven; Brian
Knorr, Dallas; Terry August
and her husband, Chris, Forty
Fort; Foster Knorr and his wife,
Kathleen; Nanticoke; Alice
Frantz and her husband, Glenn,
Harveys Lake; Christa Knorr
and her anc, Ryan Malone,
Nanticoke; Andrew Knorr and
his wife, Heidi, Wilkes-Barre;
grandchildren, Tanya Hall,
Tommy Connor, Heidi Quinn,
Jessica Shope, Melissa Sartori,
Bobby Solomon, Stephen
Solomon, Cameron August,
Alycia Knorr; nine great-grand-
children; sisters Ruth Ann
Hunter, Flagtown, N.J.; Edith
Hungarter, Wilkes-Barre; broth-
er, Howard Knorr, Wilkes-Barre;
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will
be at 11 a.m. Tuesday
at the Metcalfe-
Shaver-Kopcza Funeral
Home Inc., 504 Wyoming
Ave., Wyoming, with the Rev.
Timothy Hall of the Nebo
Baptist Church of Nanticoke
ofciating. Interment will be
in the Memorial Shrine Park,
Carverton. Friends may call
5 to 8 p.m. Monday. In lieu of
owers, memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the Nebo
Baptist Church, 75 S. Prospect
St., Nanticoke, PA 18634, or
Wounded Warrior Project, P.O.
Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
SOpHiE E. ValENia
Sept. 28, 2013
Sophie E. Valenia, 92, of
Shickshinny, passed away peace-
fully at her home on Saturday,
surrounded by all of her chil-
Born Feb. 20, 1921, in
Shickshinny, she was the
daughter of the late Walter and
Lillian (Perkowski) Falkowski.
She graduated from the former
Shickshinny High School, Class
of 1938. She was a lifelong mem-
ber of Holy Spirit Parish/St.
Marys Church, Mocanaqua.
Preceding her in death was
her husband of 57 years, Leo
Valenia, who passed away Oct.
21, 1998; two brothers, Chester
Falkowski and John Falkowski;
and three sisters, Mary
Barchik, Helen Bartosiewicz
and Elizabeth Warneke, as well
as several brothers-in-law and
Sophies family was her life;
her love and devotion extended
to her ve children and their
families. Her compassion and
generosity to family and friends
knew no bounds. A hard worker,
she put her heart and soul into
everything she chose to do. She
also enjoyed tending to her ow-
ers, polka music and dancing,
puzzles of all sorts and going
for a little ride.
Sophie is survived by her
children, Leona Belles and her
husband, Edward, Shickshinny;
Leon Valenia, Shickshinny;
Mary Seremet and her hus-
band, Tom, Swan Point, Md.;
Robert Valenia and his wife,
Terese, Endicott, N.Y., and
Joan Smith and her husband,
Michael, Elkton, Md. She is
also survived by ve grand-
children, Jeffrey Belles and his
wife, Rachel, Johns Creek, Ga.;
Jonathan Belles, Philadelphia;
Caitlin Williams and her hus-
band, Richard, White Plains,
Md., and Christopher Smith
and Stephanie Smith, Elkton,
Md.; a sister-in-law, Stasia
Buber, Clinton Township,
Mich.; and several nieces and
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m.
Monday at the Mayo Funeral
Home, Inc., 77 N. Main St.,
Shickshinny. Funeral services
will be held at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday at the funeral home,
followed by a Mass of Christian
Burial at 11 a.m. in Holy Spirit
Parish/St. Marys Church,
Mocanaqua, with her pastor,
the Rev. Louis Kaminski, as cel-
ebrant. Interment will be in St.
Marys Cemetery, Mocanaqua.
Donations can be made to Holy
Spirit Parish/St. Marys Church,
150 Main St., Mocanaqua, PA
18655. For additional informa-
tion, or to send condolences,
please visit
EDWarD p. GrabarEK
Sept. 27, 2013
Edward P. Grabarek, 87, of
Hanover Township, died Friday
after a commendable battle with
Edward was a 1944 gradu-
ate of Luzerne High School
and Wilkes-Barre Business
College. He served in the U.S.
Army from 1950-1952. He was
employed at Eberhard Faber as
advertising production man-
ager until his retirement. He
was an active member of the
Resurrection of the Lord Polish
National Catholic Church in
Edwardsville, where he served
as nancial secretary, and
was a member of the Board of
Directors for many years.He was
also a coordinator of the lector
and usher programs.
Edwards interests included
gardening, skiing and golf,
where he accomplished six
holes in one during his amateur
career, and also, along with his
brothers, won the Spojnia Polish
Golf Tournament several times.
He was a devoted grandfather
to his two grandchildren, who
he considered the love of his life.
Edward was preceded in
death by his parents, the late
Albert and Elizabeth (nee
Wasnieska) Grabarek; brother
Chester, and sisters Elizabeth
Grabarek and Jennie Tilley.
He is survived by his wife of
44 years, Helen (nee Laychak);
daughter, Donna Callinan, and
her husband, John, of Oradell,
N.J.; beloved grandchildren,
Kelly and Jack; brothers Wensell
Grabarek of Durham, N.C.,
and Alexander Grabarek of
Robbinsville, N.J.; sisters Mary
Grabarek of Wilkes-Barre,
Wanda Ogurkis of Courtdale
and Clara Kownacki of Chandler,
Ariz., and several nieces and
Funeral services for
Edward will be at 9:30
a.m. Tuesday at the
Andrew Strish Funeral
Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville.
A funeral Mass will take place
at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the
Resurrection of the Lord Polish
National Catholic Church,
35 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville.
Interment will be in the parish
cemetery, Lehman Township.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m.
Monday. In lieu of owers, dona-
tions may be made in Edwards
name to the Resurrection of the
Lord Polish National Catholic
McClatchy Washington Bureau
George Washingtons
majestic estate overlook-
ing the Potomac River now
has an added attraction: a
state-of-the-art presiden-
tial library.
The grand opening
Friday of the Fred W.
Smith National Library
for the Study of George
Washington celebrated the
father of our country with
a festive crowd that includ-
ed both U.S. senators from
Virginia, the governor, per-
formances by country sing-
ers and couple Vince
Gill and Amy Grant, and a
keynote by Pulitzer Prize-
winning historian David
The library was
designed to add a scholarly
element to the understand-
ing of the rst president,
who had written in a let-
ter to a friend in 1797 that
he wanted a building on
his property to house his
If theres anybody who
deserves a presidential
library, its Washington,
said historian Stephen
Knott, professor of nation-
al security affairs at the
U.S. Naval War College
in Newport, R.I., who
has studied the Founding
Fathers. He was our great-
est president. This is 220
years overdue.
The Mount Vernon
Ladies Association, a pri-
vate group that has owned
and operated the estate
since 1858, raised $106
million in private funds
for the library over the last
three years. Philanthropist
Fred W. Smith, chairman
of the Donald W. Reynolds
Foundation, was a leader
of the effort. The founda-
tion contributed $38 mil-
lion for the library in 2010.
This new library
will help us to maintain
and advance George
Washingtons timeless rel-
evance in our fast-changing
world, said Ann Bookout,
regent of the Mount Vernon
Ladies Association.
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American citizens, most
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Hispanic, were asked to
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example, a state board
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registered voters did not
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requirement to vote under
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cinct locations and voting
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landmark 1965 law that
were credited with ensur-
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of blacks, American Indians
and other minorities.
The administration is
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of the law to bring court
When Attorney General
Eric Holder announced
a suit last month to place
Texas under federal super-
vision again, he said the
Justice Department would
not allow the high courts
decision to be interpreted
as open season for states
to pursue measures that
suppress voting rights.
Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla.,
has defended the planned
voter purge, saying his
state has an obligation to
maintain the integrity of
the vote.
I care about your sacred
right to vote, he said.
Your sacred right to vote
should not be diluted by
somebody who does not
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The effort has become
a campaign issue as the
governor seeks re-election
next year. Former Gov.
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ly expected to challenge
Scott as a Democrat, has
called the move uncon-
scionable, and Democrats
have painted the action as
an attempt to rally conser-
vatives and disenfranchise
Democratic voters.
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Season to date 153
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Baltimore 76/54/pc 75/52/pc
Boston 69/54/pc 65/56/r
Buffalo 73/57/pc 71/55/c
Charlotte 76/54/s 79/57/pc
Chicago 72/47/pc 74/54/s
Cleveland 73/58/pc 70/55/c
Dallas 85/66/t 89/71/pc
Denver 78/48/s 82/50/s
Honolulu 88/73/pc 88/73/c
Indianapolis 72/55/sh 76/55/pc
Las Vegas 83/65/s 84/65/s
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Highs: 68-74. Lows: 55-61. Partly sunny and breezy today. Mostly
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Highs: 71-77. Lows: 47-53. Patchy fog during the morning; otherwise,
sunshine and patchy clouds today. Partly cloudy tonight.
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and breaks of sun tomorrow.
High: 74. Low: 56. Partly sunny today. Partly cloudy tonight. Periods of
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Normal high/low 67/47
Record high 84 (1946)
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in the world due to
its latitude, topography
and the presence of 134
species of trees, being
a meeting ground for
northern and southern
Tool of tourism
Both state and local
tourism ofcials have
programs that capitalize
on widespread interest
in Pennsylvanias foliage,
from websites to glossy
brochures promoting
travel itineraries that
take motorists past some
of the most picturesque
displays of autumnal
Hall and her ofce
publish a pamphlet with
suggested foliage driving
tours in Luzerne County,
highlighting Dallas and
the Back Mountain, the
West Side, as well as
Mountain Top and White
Haven. It also directs
those looking for ashy
fall colors to recreation
areas, including Wilkes-
Barres River Common
park and the countys
many state parks.
The bureau focuses
its promotion efforts
on people within 200-
mile radius of Luzerne
County, or roughly a
four-hour drive, Hall
said. Their efforts place
particular emphasis on
the greater Philadelphia
area, including the use
of cable television ads, as
well as the Baltimore and
Washington, D.C. areas.
State ofcials, mean-
while, offer a weekly fall
foliage report online, as
well as their own lists of
must-see foliage hotspots,
from Lehigh Gorge State
Park to the Pine Creek
Valley, a Northern Tier
natural attraction often
dubbed the Pennsylvania
Grand Canyon.
VisitPA also offers
a customized Leaf
Peeper road-trip on its
website, consisting of a
four-day, three-night jour-
ney across Pennsylvanias
famed Route 6 along
the Northern Tier, said
Steven Kratz, director
of communications for
the state Department
of Community and
Economic Development,
which oversees tourism.
Local and state ofcials
could not say for sure
how much revenue foliage
generates, but it is an
impactful tourism attrac-
tion for several regions
of Pennsylvania, Kratz
Peak foliage
Peak foliage this year
will be anywhere from
several days to a week
earlier than usual, said
Ed Dix, a state forester.
Many of the Northern
Tier counties will begin
to peak between Tuesday
and Oct. 10, while
Luzerne County and sur-
rounding areas will blaze
forth between Oct. 8 and
Trees in the central
region, including most of
Luzerne County, were at
10 to 20 percent full color
as of Tuesday, when the
most recent state weekly
report was issued.
The weather over the
past couple of weeks has
been the dominant fac-
tor, Dix said, explaining
that bright days followed
by longer, cooler nights
speed up the natural pro-
cesses by which leaves
change color and drop
Warmer fall weather
last year did push the
season back further, Dix
noted, with full color not
arriving in our region
until well into the second
week of October.
Photosynthesis, the
process by which trees
and plants turn energy
from the sun into food, is
enhanced on long, sunny
days, Dix said. It relies on
chlorophyll, a green pig-
ment that allows plants to
absorb light and turn car-
bon dioxide into sugars.
As the days grow short-
er and cooler, photosyn-
thesis slows down and
the declining amount of
nutrients produced are
absorbed by trees as they
prepare to go dormant for
the winter, Dix said.
As the chlorophyll
breaks down in some
leaves, yellow and orange
pigments, which were
already present, become
visible once the dominant
green hues disappear.
With other trees, differ-
ent chemical reactions
actually transform the
leaves from green into
red, purple and other
Effect of rain
Rain or lack thereof
can affect the process,
but Dix said he does not
believe this summers
dry weather was extreme
enough to alter the pace
of color change, never
approaching drought con-
ditions that could affect
the subterranean water
table from which trees
primarily draw moisture.
According to
AccuWeather, rainfall for
the Wyoming Valley area
is about 8.5 inches below
the average annual rain-
fall to date of 28.5 inches.
These trees are tough.
Theyve been there for 80
to 100 years in most of
our forests, and theyve
been through more severe
(dry spells) than this,
Dix said.
From page 1A
Pete G. Wilcox photos | The Times Leader
Fall foliage as seen around Huntsville Dam on Saturday.
State Sen. Lisa Baker of Lehman Township walks her dog Annie in
Lehman Township on Saturday along a walking trail dappled with
leafy fall colors.
THE TIMES LEADER Sunday, September 29, 2013 PAGE 1B
If birds could talk
To photographer Ray Listanski, birds are
always talking.
And he lets them.
Then he shoots them. Their photos, that is.
He and photographer John Goldman, both
members of the Northeast Photography
Club, will show 16 bird photos each at the
Camerawork Gallery in Scranton, beginning
on Friday with a reception from 6 to 8:15
p.m. The show, called This Show Is For The
Birds, will run through Oct. 29 and give
a stage to photos ranging from serious to
He (Goldman) takes formal portraits;
I take candid shots, Listanski, of Clarks
Summit, said. I did the captions. I put down
what I think they were saying.
Both of us like nature, Listanski said. I
like all types of photography. To me birds are
always conversing. I thought Id let them talk
about the situation.
Most of Listanskis shots were taken in
Florida. Goldman, of Lake Ariel, said he shot
all of his in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
What Im trying to do with my bird pho-
tography other than keep getting better
and better is show people the beauty and
diversity of nature, Goldman said. Birds are
just one part of it, the outdoors that God cre-
ated for us.
He said what hes showing at Camerawork
is just a small part of a larger collection taken
over about two years.
He does a lot of eagle photography, but for
this show, with a small space and small photo
size all are 8-by-10 prints he felt he
could not adequately show them.
He said Listanski asked him to be a part of
an exhibit at the gallery.
Ray approached me and said, Want to do
a bird show? I said sure, and that was it.
Photographer Rolfe Ross, a partner in
Camerawork, said Listanski and Goldman
met through the photography club.
When they approached us to do a show,
they said they wanted to do it together
because they both had bird photos, Ross
Camerawork Gallery is downstairs in the
Marquis Gallery at the Laundry Building, 515
Center St., Scranton. The public can view the
exhibit during gallery hours, which are 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Photographers guess
what they would say
Sandra Bullocks return to big screen a cosmic thriller
For The Times Leader
In Gravity, Sandra Bullock plays
a NASA medical engineer stranded
in outer space. A collision with space
debris puts her and her co-pilot (George
Clooney) out of touch with their dam-
aged ship. For much of the move, shes
forced to oat 375 miles above Earth,
struggling to nd a way to stay alive.
Occasionally, Bullock attempts to
talk herself through the situation,
which gets more and more harrowing
by the minute.
Bullock might not know what it feels
like to be suspended in outer space, but
she certainly could relate to her charac-
ters way with a monologue.
Sadly, Ive learned that I talk to
myself all the time, Bullock says with
a laugh. Not something Im proud
of, but I will literally just narrate, Do
this, get that. Right now, I just do it
to go through my mental list because
Im very list and detail-oriented. When
someone starts talking back, well
know we have problems.
At the moment, Bullock is problem-
free. The actress is coming off the $200
million-grossing The Heat, one of
the most successful lms of her career.
And the 3D Gravity, which opens
Friday, has the makings of a critical
and commercial hit.
Written and directed by Alfonso
Cuaron (Children of Men), Gravity
already has garnered rave reviews dur-
ing its festival run. Variety described
the movie as a nerve-shredding sus-
penser, a daring study in extreme isola-
tion, and one of the most sophisticated
and enveloping visions of space travel
yet realized on screen.
The Hollywood Reporters Todd
McCarthy was just as enthusiastic,
calling the lm the most realistic and
beautifully choreographed lm ever set
in space before adding that Gravity
is a thrillingly realized survival story
spiked with interludes of breath-catch-
ing tension and startling surprise.
When Cuaron rst decided upon the
idea of making Gravity, which he co-
wrote with his son Jonas, he knew he
wanted to be as authentic to the phys-
ics of outer space as possible.
It was clear from the get go that the
actors were going to be oating in zero
gravity, he says. We tried to honor
zero g and zero resistance, meaning
that the characters would not only be
oating but they would be spinning
and stuff. Then just to complicate mat-
ters, we also wanted long uid shots as
And then we started trying to gure
out how to do that.
After originally planning on using a
continually plunging jetliner dubbed
the vomit comet which Howard
employed on Apollo 13, Cuaron even-
tually settled on another device to sim-
ulate weightlessness.
Cuarn and company constructed a
10-by-14-foot cube illuminated by LED
lights. Bullockwas suspendedinside the
contraption via a special harness and
twelve wires. Computer-operated cam-
eras then swirled around her, making it
seem as if she were oating in space.
More than once Bullock has used the
word gruesome to describe the appa-
There was some blood and some
blisters, the actress says. It liter-
ally took at least 20 minutes to get
into and out of it. (Once I was) har-
nessed and locked in, I had almost
no control over (my movements).
Who: Ray Listanski andJohn
What: Bird photo exhibit
When: 10a.m.-5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday Oct. 4-29
Where: Camerawork Gallery,
downstairs in Marquis Gallery at
the Laundry Building, 515 Center
St., Scranton
Admission: Free
More info: 570-510-5028
What: Gravity
Starring: Sandra Bullock, George
Directed by: Alfonso Cuaron
Running time: 90minutes
Rated: PG-13 for intense perilous
sequences, some disturbing images
and brief strong language
Ray Listanski
Photographer John Goldman takes formal shots of birds in nature.
A bad hair day? Ray Listanskis photo seems
to indicate so.
Whats your point? Ray Listanski seems to have
caught a parrot with something to say.
Photographer John Goldman captured this
American goldfinch in nature.
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney do some death-defying space travel in Gravity.
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are the
glue that holds Gravity together.
John Goldmans photo of a red-winged blackbird exhibits beauty in simplicity.
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Los Angeles Times
With macho-sounding
names like Tough Mudder,
Warrior Dash and the
Spartan Race, obstacle
course races have turned
mud, sweat and tears into
a ood of revenue.
Over the past year,
obstacle races have sur-
passed marathons in popu-
larity, with an estimated
1.6 million participants
paying hefty fees to slosh
through mud pits, crawl
under barbed wire, scale
10-foot walls and plunge
into troughs of ice water.
Course organizers are rak-
ing in millions of dollars in
the process.
But race organizers
and participants say the
adrenaline-pumping races
may have reached a crucial
point, with course design-
ers now forced to dream up
new obstacles and themes
or risk losing the novelty
that has driven the hugely
protable sport.
We are going to have to
continue to be creative,
said Dave Iannone, chief
executive and co-founder
of the Hero Rush, a race
with obstacles designed
to mimic the physical chal-
lenges of being a reght-
er. Everyone is trying to
nd something of a niche.
Its a crucial challenge
because obstacle-course
races draw as many as
13,000 participants per
event, with entry fees of
$65 to $180, plus parking
charges. The race distanc-
es range from three to 12
miles. But the obstacles
are often very similar at
many of the races.
In the past year or so,
a wave of new race orga-
nizers have entered the
fray, hosting disorganized
events with unchalleng-
ing obstacles. Among the
obstacles at the Mud-a-
Palooza race in Camarillo,
Calif., last year were plastic
hula hoops and Styrofoam
We have started to
reach a saturation, said
Matt Robinson, race direc-
tor at Red Frog Events,
a Chicago organizer of
obstacle races, including
the Warrior Dash and the
Great Urban Race. That
is why it is important to
continue to reinvent the
Warrior Dash.
To keep adrenaline
junkies happy, a few races
push the danger level to
an extreme. The popu-
lar Tough Mudder races
direct competitors to run
or crawl under live wires,
charged with up to 10,000
volts of electricity, enough
to make you cringe and
scream but not enough to
kill you.
Race organizers
declined to disclose their
prots, but revenues for
many of the events have
surged in the past few
years to include entrance
fees, sponsorships and
merchandise sales. Advil
recently became the of-
cial pain reliever of the
Tough Mudder.
Red Frog Events started
with one obstacle race
and 2,000 runners in 2009
and plans to expand to 50
races in places around the
globe, such as Queensland,
Australia, and Torino,
Italy, with more than
600,000 participants by
the end of this year. The
company reported about
$1 million in revenue in
2009 and approximately
$50 million in 2012.
I dont think you could
have ever imagined that
it would grow as fast as
it did, Robinson said.
People are willing to pay
for such experiences to
escape from reality.
Another hugely success-
ful race organizer, Tough
Mudder, began with three
events and 20,000 partici-
pants in 2010. Last year,
35 Tough Mudder races
drew more than 460,000
participants. Organizers
plan 52 events in 2013
with as many as 700,000
The organizers of Tough
Mudder say they are on
track to collect $100 mil-
lion in revenue in 2013.
Its denitely a great
return on investment,
said Tough Mudder Chief
Culture Ofcer Alex
The races appeal to
athletes and thrill seekers
looking for bragging rights
or a new challenge that
surpasses the once-pop-
ular ve- or 10-kilometer
Theyre challenging,
and I love to compete,
said Aracely Rodriguez,
25, a Cal State San Luis
Obispo graduate student
who has competed in
about 15 obstacle races in
the past 18 months.
Attendance numbers
continue to climb, but race
organizers say they must
continue to push the thrills
to new levels by increasing
the distance on some races
and adding more difcult
obstacles on others.
The organizers of the
Spartan Race now host
a three-mile Spartan
Sprint, an eight-mile Super
Spartan and a 12-mile
Spartan Beast. In some
races, competitors who
cant complete an obstacle
must endure a penalty,
such as a plunge into an
ice bath.
The organizer of the
Rugged Maniac races is
pushing the risk factor
even higher by replicating
Pamplonas running of the
bulls in the United States.
The race series, known as
the Great Bull Run, drew
12,000 participants who
sprinted alongside angry
bulls at the rst event in
Virginia in August. The
bull run will swing through
Southern California in
I think its going to be
an arms race, said Rob
Dickens, the chief oper-
ating ofcer of Rugged
Races, who also founded
the Great Bull Run. I
think people will try to dif-
ferentiate the obstacles.
When the obstacle race
trend began a few years
ago, organizers said they
couldnt nd insurance
companies willing to cover
such events. There are no
national safety regulations
for obstacle races, but race
organizers have appeased
the insurance industry
by stafng the races with
emergency medical teams.
They also require runners
to sign long liability waiv-
New obstacles with
increased risks are now
what drive many competi-
tors to keep returning to
the races.
If its new and not
the same old, same old,
I like that, said Justin
Henderson, a systems
technician from Chino,
who has completed four
obstacle races in the past
few months.
But organizers must
walk a ne line in design-
ing such obstacles.
In April, Avishek
Sengupta, 28, drowned at
a Tough Mudder race in
West Virginia after jump-
ing from a 15-foot-high
Walk the Plank obstacle
to a muddy pit of water
below. No one was charged
in the death, which author-
ities ruled an accident.
As organizers, we take
our responsibility to pro-
vide a safe event to our
participants very seri-
ously, Will Dean, CEO of
Tough Mudder, said in a
statement after the death.
It is believed to be
the fourth death in an
obstacle-course race since
Some race directors are
moving in another direc-
tion by reducing the risk
factor to appeal to families.
Red Frog Events, for
example, recently expand-
ed its offerings to include a
beer festival and Illuminite
Runs, three-mile nighttime
races with participants
who wield neon glow-
sticks and dance to the
music from live DJs after
the run.
Said Robinson, events
director at Red Frog: Who
knows how long the mud
run fad will go on?
In big-money obstacle races, mud and risk are par for the course
Clark Van Orden | Times Leader File Photo
Michele Dougherty, Shan Egan and Kate Solomon make their way down some rocky terrain as part of
their training for a Tough Mudder race in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
To make matters even
more complicated, Cuaron
had to map many of his
shots out beforehand
because so many involved
CGI. Bullock then had
to match her movements
exactly to Cuarons speci-
cations. For some scenes,
her limbs were manipu-
lated by the same puppe-
teers who worked on War
Horse on Broadway.
Id be trying to get my
hand here, and it would
wind up there, the actress,
49, recalls. Then Id have
(one of the crew members)
going, Uh, Sandy, your
hand needs to be right
here, and theres like a
blister coming, and some-
thing is cutting into my leg
as (Im) hanging from this
In the middle of all that
Bullock also was trying to
deliver a performance.
The puppeteers are
maybe swinging your legs
up, but you could have all
the emotion you wanted,
if you could nd it, com-
ing out of your face,
Bullock says. It was like
I had to match (my body)
physically and timing-wise
(to Cuarons preplanned
visions), but everything (in
my face) needed to be com-
pletely new and organic.
Cuaron has nothing but
praise for what the actress
was able to achieve under
such extreme conditions.
The truth of the mat-
ter is that Sandra trained
so much and rehearsed
so much that when we
were shooting we would
rarely discuss the techni-
cal aspect. Sometimes I
would say, Can you reach
a little higher? but most of
the time we were just talk-
ing about performance and
emotion. That was her con-
stant concern and preoccu-
Gravity came to
Bullock at a time when she
was, interesting enough,
eager to take a break from
Hollywood. After her Oscar
win for The Blind Side,
she underwent a messy,
very public split from her
husband, reality TV star
Jesse James. She also was
in the process of adopting
her son, Louis, whos now
With the exception of a
small role in Extremely
Loud and Incredibly
Close, Bullock had been
away fromacting for almost
three years when Cuaron
ew down to the actresss
home in Austin, Texas, to
discuss Gravity. (Even
though it came out rst,
The Heat was shot after
Cuaron says Gravity is
about overcoming adver-
sity and that during that
rst meeting with Bullock,
they spoke of almost noth-
ing else.
When Sandra and I met
for the rst time, we talked
about (adversity) in life,
the lmmaker notes. Our
connection, before we even
began talking creatively,
was about life. We had an
understanding about big
things in life. That was part
of the process, at least for
While Bullock originally
was reluctant to go back to
work, she wound up saying
yes to Cuaron.
I had such envy of this
movie but I didnt know
how it was going to work,
Bullock says. Then if it
was going to work, I won-
dered, What do I have to
offer? I didnt know. But
Alfonso knew in his head
what he wanted to say.
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NBC Sports Network
is facing a urry of criti-
cism over an episode of the
outdoor sports program
Under WildSkies inwhich
a National Rie Association
strategist shoots and kills an
African elephant.
In the episode that aired
Sunday night, host Tony
Makris and a guide stalk an
elephant in the Okavango
Delta of Botswana a
mecca for elephant hunt-
ing, according to a narra-
Makris boasts of his pos-
itively lethal rie and the
.577 ammunition (made
to kill ivory) used to take
down the beast. Hiding in
a bush, he res two shots
a the cheeky pachyderm,
who runs away. Makris and
his guide eventually catch
up to the elephant, killing it.
They later celebrate the kill
with a bottle of Champagne.
In response to public out-
cry, NBC Sports Network
has decided not to rebroad-
cast this particular episode
but will continue to air
Under Wild Skies.
The episode has sparked
an online petition calling
for NBC Sports to cancel
the NRA-sponsored Under
Wild Skies. The series is
not produced by the net-
work but is whats known
as a time buy, in which
outside producers pay to
air content not unlike an
Weve listened to our
viewers and will not air that
particular episode of Under
Wild Skies again. Were
also taking a close look at
our internal standards as
part of this process because
this content should not have
aired, the network said in
a statement. While this
form of hunting is legal,
we understand that many
viewers nd it objection-
able. As a result we are tak-
ing an aggressive approach
towards objectionable con-
tent within future episodes
of Under Wild Skies and
other series.
As detailed by The
Washington Post earlier
this year, Makris is a public
relations strategist who has
helped manage the NRAs
image for the past 30 years.
In the 1990s, he helped
install Charlton Heston as
president of the lobbying
More recently, his rm,
Mercury Group, a subsid-
iary of the advertising and
public relations agency
Ackerman McQueen, was
behind a highly contro-
versial NRA ad accusing
President Barack Obama of
hypocrisy for his skepticism
over the groups proposal
to put armed guards in
schools across the country.
Are you a genealogist
whos wondered how some
of your colleagues turn
their prodigious
research into an
entire book on the
familys history?
Well, help is on the
Brothers John and
Bert Stevenson will
discuss their recent
book Our Back
Mountain Families
at the next meeting
of the North-
east Pennsylvania
Genealogical Soc-
iety. Its set for 7 p.m. Oct.
22 in Room 104 of the
McGowan Building on the
Kings College campus,
West Union and North
River streets, Wilkes-Barre.
John and Bert and their
sister Ella were born and
raised in the Back
Mountain area.
Their work focuses
on 12 families.
However, their
presentation will
go beyond those
families when they
discuss the 600-
page book and its
4,400-names index.
They will discuss
ways in which their
experience can help
other genealogists. As
always, there will be time
for questions and answers.
The meeting will include
election of ofcers to serve
for the next two years.
For information on
joining the society or
visiting its Hanover
Township research library,
go to
Local Genealogy
Class: The West Pittston
Library will host a Local
History and Genealogy
Workshop from 1-2:30 p.m.
Oct. 19. Mary Portelli and
Sandra Panzitta of the
West Pittston Historical
Society will speak about
materials that may be
accessed online, including
newspapers, courthouse
resources, census records,
local city directories,
cemetery records and
other items of information.
They also will discuss the
West Pittston Librarys
collection of local historical
books and references. The
program will be useful
for anyone researching
his or her West Pittston
home, the library said in
a release. To keep up on
library events, go to www. The library
is at 200 Exeter Ave. Call
(570) 654-9847.
Online Genealogy
Classes: Family Tree
Magazine offers online
courses in many aspects of
genealogy. Anewbatch will
begin in October. Many
are taught by Lisa Alzo,
the renowned genealogist
and writer who spoke
at the state genealogy
conference in Nanticoke
in the spring. Costs vary.
To check out the offerings
and register, visit www.
and click on university.
Civil War Genealogy:
The Pennsylvania State
Archives will offer training
in researching your Civil
War ancestors in a daylong
session beginning at 9 a.m.
Saturday. The event is free.
Registration is required,
and space is highly limited.
or call (717) 772-3257 by
News Notes: The
Richmond (Virginia)
Public Library has
undertaken an effort to
get people in that area to
write their memoirs. The
library provides packs of
recycled paper, in which
people can handwrite the
stories of their lives, the
AARP Bulletin reports.
The pages are then bound
in covers and placed on the
circulating shelves.
Dont forget, the online
Irish genealogy magazine
Irish Lives Remembered
offers a monthly package of
information on researching
Irish ancestors Check
it out at
The Genealogical
Research Society of
Northeastern Pennsylvania
will offer an ethnic
smorgasbord at 7 p.m. Oct.
16. Attendees are asked
to bring an ethnic dish of
their own to share. Paul
Kobierecki will discuss
the value of precious
metals. Reservations are
suggested. Call (570) 383-
7661. The society is at
1100 Main St., Peckville.
Luzerne Countys
newest history-related
organization, the Kingston
Historical Society, has
begun its 2013-2014
schedule of meetings and
projects. It meets at 7 p.m.
on the fourth Thursday
of each month in the
community room of the
Kingston Fire Department,
Wyoming Avenue.
Tom Mooney is a Times Leader col-
umnist. Reach him at tmooney2@ THE TIMES LEADER EXTRA Sunday, September 29, 2013 PAGE 3B
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Five things you need to knowabout revamped comments on YouTube
YouTube is known for drawing users
who like to leave vile and mean com-
ments on videos, but now, the Google-
owned video service is rolling out
changes that could help weed out such
So how exactly is YouTube changing
the way users leave comments or read
them? Heres what you need to know.
Most recent comment
no longer at top
Comments on YouTube can be tough
to follow because theyre primarily
displayed based on the time they were
posted. The most recent comments y
up to the top. That means more inter-
esting comments easily can be lost
while nasty comments from others can
stay at the top, as long as they were just
When it comes to the conversations
happening on YouTube, recent does not
necessarily mean relevant, YouTube
said in a blog announcing its changes.
Going forward, comments will no
longer be displayed based on when they
were posted, YouTube said.
See comments from
those you care about
Instead, comments will now be dis-
played based on whether they may
interest users.
Comments posted by the video cre-
ator, prominent personalities, and
users who are in your Google+ circles
will oat to the top. Users also will see
conversations with strong user engage-
ment, so any interesting things strang-
ers are saying also will be near the top
of the comments you see.
Limit visibility
of your comments
Users also will be able to select who
they make their comments visible too.
With this change, users can decide to
make their comments public, visible
to just the people in their Google+ cir-
cles or limited to just a couple of their
This change may encourage more
users to engage YouTube videos with
New moderation tools
Video creators also are getting new
tools to help them moderate the com-
ments on their posts. With the chang-
es, creators can now block comments
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Moody, Donnelly
Lauren Donnelly and Matthew
Moody, together with their fami-
lies, announce their engagement and
approaching marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of
Timothy and Ann Donnelly, Reston, Va.
She is the granddaughter of Virginia
Cockrill and the late Robert Cockrill
and Barbara Donnelly and the late
Charles Donnelly, all of McLean, Va.
The prospective groom is the son of
Fred and Catherine Moody, Larksville.
He is the grandson of Fred and Francis
Moody, Forty Fort, and Ann Mahon
and the late Martin Mahon, Plymouth.
The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of
South Lakes High School, Reston, Va.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree
in psychology from George Mason
University in 2008. She is employed by
The Boeing Company, Fairfax, Va., as a
contracts administrator.
The prospective groom is a 2004
graduate of Wyoming Valley West
High School. He is a summa cum
laude graduate of both Luzerne County
Community College with an Associates
of Applied Sciences degree in electrical
engineering technology in 2007 and
Capitol College in Laurel, Md., with a
Bachelor of Science degree in electrical
engineering in 2010. He is employed by
the Northrop Grumman Corporation
in the Washington, D.C., area as a RF
engineer and is pursuing a Master of
Science degree in electrical engineer-
ing from Capitol College.
The couple resides is Burke, Va., and
will exchange vows Oct. 18, 2013, in
Reston, Va. Soon after, they will honey-
moon on the Caribbean Island of Saint
Schmidt, Gryziec
Timothy Gryziec, son of Richard and
Mary Gryziec, and Jessica Schmidt,
daughter of Richard and Dawn Schmidt,
are happy to announce their engagement.
The soon-to-be newlyweds are cur-
rently living in Port St. Lucie, Fla., after
having moved from Hanover Township,
Pa., and Howell, N.J., respectively.
Tim is the grandson of Gertrude
Phillips and the late Frank Phillips and
Michael Gryziec and the late Marie
Timothy and Jessica both earned
their Bachelor of the Arts degrees in
psychology from Chestnut Hill College,
Philadelphia, where the two rst met.
The wedding is planned to take place
in October of this year.
Kammerer, Brace
Lois Marie Kammerer and David
Evans Brace were united in marriage on
March 9, 2013, in the Luzerne United
Methodist Church, Luzerne, Pa., with
the Pastor Carol Coleman ofciating.
Mrs. Brace is the daughter of the late
George and Frances Arnold, Kingston.
She is a graduate of Wyoming Valley
West High School and is employed as a
clerk in Correctional Industries at SCI
Mr. Brace is the son of the late
Oakley and Doris Brace, Luzerne. He
is a graduate of Wyoming Valley West
High School and is employed as a truck
driver with American Asphalt Paving
Co., Chase.
Mrs. Brace chose her daughter,
Maria Anderscavage, as her maid of
honor and her granddaughter, Anjel
Anderscavage, as her junior brides-
Mr. Brace chose his cousin, Corey
Welch, as his best man and Bruce
Anderscavage, son-in-law of the bride,
as his groomsman.
Mr. and Mrs. Brace dated from
January 1977 to April of 1979. They
found each other again in January 1998
after a separation of 19 years. They
resumed dating on March 9, 1998, and
married 15 years later on the anniver-
sary of their rst date, the second time
A cocktail hour and reception were
held at Vanderlyns in Kingston imme-
diately following the ceremony. Music
was provided by D.J. Denny Ross.
Their rst dance as husband and wife
was to Frank Sinatras The Second
Time Around.
An Alaskan cruise is planned for a
later date.
They reside in Luzerne.
The Holenas
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Holena Sr.,
Edwardsville, are celebrating their 40th
anniversary today. They were married on
Sept. 29, 1973, in Holy Trinity Church,
Swoyersville, by the late Rev. John Zipay.
Mrs. Holena is the former Georgette
Chervenitski, daughter of George
Chervenitski, Plymouth, and the late
Henrietta Chervenitski.
Mrs. Holena is the owner of the
Georgette Chervy Holena Beauty
Salon, Edwardsville.
Mr. Holena is the son of the late Joan
and William Holena, Forty Fort.
Mr. Holena is employed as a plant man-
ager of Fortune Fabrics, Swoyersville.
The couple has two children, Jennifer,
Brigantine, N.J., and William Jr. and his
wife, Tamara, Newark, Del.
They also have two granddaughters,
Victoria Elizabeth and Veronica Emily
The occasion was celebrated with a
family dinner.
The Balliets
Mr. and Mrs. William Balliet cel-
ebrated their 51st wedding anniversary
on Sept. 22, 2013. The couple was mar-
ried on Sept. 22, 1962.
William Balliet is the son of the late
Freeman and Emma Balliet, Dorrance.
Dorothy Balliet is the daughter of
the late William Smith, Nanticoke, and
Barbara Smith, Wapwallopen.
They are the parents of ve children,
Brenda Bolton, Mountain Top; William
Balliet Jr., North Carolina; Beth
Arnold, Drifton; the late Jerry Balliet;
and Kenneth Balliet, Florida.
The also have 13 grandchildren and
six great-grandchildren.
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical
Churry, Jolene and Kyle Meade,
Kingston, a daughter, Sept. 1.
Danowski, Shannon and Brian,
Shickshinny, a son, Sept. 2.
Millington, Kristen and Tucker,
Drums, a daughter, Sept. 2.
Denman, Shilo and Seth Skoloda,
Plymouth, a daughter, Sept. 2.
Babel, Rebecca and Russell Brodhun,
Wilkes-Barre, a son, Sept. 3.
Troell, Andrea and Russell Hauze Jr.,
White Haven, a son, Sept. 3.
Cesario, Jennifer and Brad
Bendowski, Mountain Top, a son, Sept.
Weissman, Melissa and Brad,
Thornhurst, a son, Sept. 4.
Santos, Crystal and Isaac Del Rio,
Tobyhanna, a son, Sept. 5.
Bevan, Ashley and Vincent Iacobelli,
Hudson, a son, Sept. 5.
Birster, Holly and James, Marshalls
Creek, a daughter, Sept. 5.
Newell, RoxanneandJoshuaWilliams,
Harveys Lake, a daughter, Sept. 5.
Kochanski, Kasey and Richard
Newman, Nanticoke, a son, Sept. 6.
Strohl, Sarah and Robert Stewart,
Springville, a daughter, Sept. 6.
Drevenak, Kimberly and Andrew,
Hanover Township, a son, Sept. 6.
Stickland, Samantha and Ethan,
Clarks Green, a daughter, Sept. 7.
Kochanski, Kristain and Matthew
Krasavage, Nanticoke, a daughter, Sept.
Burhans, Nichole and Miguel Pabon,
Pittston, a son, Sept. 7.
Sinclair, Tina and Jonathan, Sweet
Valley, a son, Sept. 7.
Feldman, Amy and Drew, Trucksville,
a son, Sept. 8.
Mikovitch, Melissa and John,
Swoyersville, a daughter, Sept. 8.
Rogers, Paige and Michael
Maciejczak, Hanover Township, a
daughter, Sept. 9.
Nemic, Nicole and John, Plains
Township, a daughter, Sept. 9.
Tweedy, Colleen and James,
Swoyersville, a daughter, Sept. 9.
Chiogna, Raina and David Havrilla,
Edwardsville, a son, Sept. 9.
Crablo, Samantha and Christopher
Betz, Wilkes-Barre, a son, Sept. 9.
Wingler, Alice and Anthony Garcia,
Wilkes-Barre, a daughter, Sept. 10.
Green, Desiree, Mountain Top, a son,
Sept. 10.
Lopez, Dairy and Jose Almanzar,
Hazleton, a son, Sept. 10.
Seijido, Leslie and Zedric Torres,
Wilkes-Barre, a son, Sept. 12.
Sauners, Roneshia and Suliman
Perkins, Wilkes-Barre, a son, Sept. 13.
Sprague, Jessica and Pete Shultis,
Wilkes-Barre, a daughter, Sept. 13.
Shappell, Melissa and Marcus
Oquendo, Freeland, a daughter, Sept. 13.
Gruen, Dana and Chad Jayne,
Meshoppen, a son, Sept. 13.
Burke, Lindsey and Steven, Hanover
Township, a daughter, Sept. 14.
Vanderburg, Megan and James
Crawford, Plains Township, a son, Sept.
Milnes, Alisa and Jonathan Zamudio,
Hazleton, a son, Sept. 15.
Kelley, Amber and Paul, Montrose, a
son, Sept. 15.
Grimes, Jamie and Brian, Plymouth, a
daughter, Sept. 15.
The Flynns
John and Diane Flynn, Bath, Pa., are
celebrating 40 years of marriage today,
Sept. 29, 2013.
The couple was married in Wilkes-
They have made Bath their home ever
They have two daughters, Dana, wife
of Paul Vlasics, and Jessica Ehrhardt.
Their pride and joy are their grand-
sons, Jack and Sam Vlasics and Dominic
and Sean Ehrhardt.
Candys Place holding run for
cancer wellness on Oct. 6
the Center for Cancer Wellness, Candys Place is holding its second annual Do the ten, a run
for cancer wellness, on Oct. 6 at Kirby Park. registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts
at 9 a.m. it is a 10-mile relay run. At the mile marker point runners will stop to pass the baton
to their teammates. A sticker representing a color of cancer will be placed on the baton. At the
end of the relay the baton will represent arainbowof hope. Cost is $25 per person or $250 for
a team of 10. Prizes will be awarded for most creative team costume and most original team.
to register for the event, visit or call 570-714-8800. some of the
event planners, from left: Melba Bourdeaux, volunteer, Candys Place; Chris Ostroski, director,
Candys Place; and Arlene Komnath, volunteer, Candys Place.
Wyoming Area Catholic parents plan Wactoberfest
the Wyoming Area Catholic Parent Volunteer Organization is planning its annual Wactoberfest, a friend raiser, on Friday at the susquehanna
Brewing Company. Festivities include musical entertainment, varieties of food, beer taste testing, tours of the facilities and a silent auction.
tickets are available for $30 each and door prizes will be drawn for two lower-level Eagles tickets to a home game, six Penguin club seats
and ViP parking for a game in January or February, two New York Giants tickets with bus tickets, and a $250 Wyoming Area Catholic school
tuition credit. For tickets and information, call the school office at 570-654-7982. Members of the committee, from left: Marty Casey; Eileen
rishcoff, principal; Christine romani; tony Orlando; tizianna Mazzarella; and Amy rosencrance. Also on the committee are shawn Casey, Carrie
Maciejczyk, Bob Chepalonis, tom Blaskiewicz and Joann Kosik.
Commonwealth Medical College hosting annual gala
the Commonwealth Medical College (tCMC) is hosting its fifth annual gala from 6 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 19 at the scranton Cultural Center,
420 N. Washington Ave., scranton. Members of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Medical Education Development Consortium (MEDC) will be
honored with a special tribute at the event. the annual fundraiser raises awareness for medical education in support of the student scholarship
fund at tCMC. the black-tie optional event includes a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and gourmet dinner at 8 p.m., followed by a silent auction and
dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight to the music of Which Doctor and hoopla. tickets are $175 per person. sponsorships and program advertise-
ments are available. to become a sponsor, purchase an ad, or reserve your seat, call the Development Office at 570-504-9650 or visit www. some members of gala committee, center, left to right, are terese Casey and Kathy Mihok, co-chairs. in
the semi-circle, left to right, are heather Davis, Claudia Naismith, Karen Baker, Marise Garofalo, Mary Beth DAndrea, Anne Green, Alexandra
Kokura, sharon Byrne, Laura Martin, Deanne rasmussen, Kelly scheinman, sarah Eynon and Nina C. Dei tos. THE TIMES LEADER COMMUNITY NEWS Sunday, September 29, 2013 PAGE 5B
Students at Holy Redeemer High School were recognized for their accomplishments in the 2013
National French Contest administered by the American Association of Teachers of French. Brianna
Scorey earned a second-place trophy from the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the association
and a bronze medal for her sixth-place national rank in French 2. Patrick Loftus and Sarah Williams
earned third-place chapter-level trophies for French 4 and Maria Khoudary earned a certificate
dhonneur for scoring in the 85th percentile nationally in French 2. Anumber of other students earned
a certificate dhonneur for their performances on the national and chapter levels. Honored students,
from left, first row: Lauren Slavoski, Shavertown; Grace Rychwalski, Swoyersville; and Isabella
Romani, Harding. Second row: Sara Williams, Mountain Top; Brianna Scorey, Wilkes-Barre; and Marley
Mullery, Hanover Township. Third row: Barbara Alfano, faculty; Dominick Rendina, Larksville; Patrick
Loftus, Mountain Top; Gabriella Soroka, Wilkes-Barre; and Angela Malinovitch, Hanover Township.
Fourth row: Audrey Zavada, Forty Fort; Matthew Howard, Swoyersville; Ann Cosgrove, White Haven;
and Lauren Manganello, Exeter. Fifth row: Jason Kelly, Hazle Township; Adam Zipko, Mountain Top;
Arielle Djokoto, Wilkes-Barre; Alexis Davison, Dallas; and Maria Khoudary, Dallas.
Holy Redeemer students
earn French awards
The Lithuanian Womens Club of Wyoming Valley is celebrating its 85th anniversary. The club was founded in 1928 with a membership
of 200 women. There are still more than 20 active members involved in the club. They meet each month for lunch at Boscovs to discuss
their Lithuanian heritage. Once a year they make a donation to a charitable organization. Anyone of Lithuanian ancestry or who is mar-
ried to a Lithuanian or anyone who is interested in the Baltic State can join the club. Contact President Martha Warnagiris at 654-1941.
At a banquet, from left, first row: Dorothy Skalla; Anne Yeager, treasurer; the late Margaret Dobish; Warnagiris; Jean Mihalick, financial
secretary; and Joan Beeunas, secretary. Second row: Ann Rose; Mary Urban, banquet chair; Mary Abarelli; Jean Williams; Ann Kaprowski;
Janice Perfetto; Ann Conte; and Dolores Antonik, chaplain. Third row: Marilyn Fitzgerald; Pat Weiksner; Linda McCormick; Rita Craze;
and Rita Buzinski, club humorist.
Lithuanian Womens Club
celebrates 85th anniversary
Members of Queen Victorias Court recently attended a Downton Abbey tea at Sugars Tea Room, Forty Fort. At the event, from left:
Cheryl Roman, Sugars Tea Room; Lesley Bommer; Margaret Messana; Mary Ocwieja; Helen Dieffenbach; Kathy Chorba; Sari Modridge;
and Mary Ann Rodeghiero.
Queen Victorias Court attends tea
Students, faculty and staff with the Departments of Nursing and Occupational Therapy at
Misericordia University recently participated in the seventh annual Out of the Darkness Community
Walk at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre. The three-mile walk benefited the Greater Northeast Pennsylvania
chapter of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, which delivers innovative prevention
programs. Participants, from left, first row: nursing students Sherry Chen, Kingston, and Ashley
Silberg, Allentown. Second row: Todd Hastings, assistant professor of nursing; and nursing students
Ashley Anderson, Blue Bell; Brooke Anderson, Blue Bell; Claudia Henry, Lyons, N.Y.; Heather Krzywicki,
Mountain Top; Christina Demellier, Wilkes-Barre; Erika Woychio, Hanover Township; Emily Woychio,
daughter of Erika Woychio; Elizabeth Papciak; Brian Papciak; and Brian Papciak Jr., son of Brian
Papciak, all of Wilkes-Barre; and occupational therapy student James Duffy, Shavertown.
Misericordia students participate
in Out of the Darkness walk
Edwardsville High School held its 10th annual all-schools reunion on Sept. 21. at the Harveys Lake American Legion. Alumni from 1944
to 1966 were in attendance along with a large number of former Edwardsville students who left before graduation. The Class of 1958 cel-
ebrated its 55th anniversary reunion. Special guests were Rollie Roberts, 61, and Pearl Kraftician, former owner and operator, along with
her husband, of Rozy Kozys Lunch, a popular hangout for Edwardsville High School students in the 1950s and 1960s. Members of the Class
of 1958, from left, first row, are Jean Ruzsel Ivanitch and Mildred Petras Toma. Second row: Liz Coach Tanesky, Sandra Price Yennias, Rose
Balkan Grigor, Roberta Roberts Bonczewski, Carole Williams Mozdian and Nancy Pluto Parker. Third row: Mike Kosko, Mary Keller Morrison,
Maryellen Williams Hudock and Ruth Phillips Milewski. Fourth row: Ed Grigor, Bob Jones, George Sabol, Steve Gurick and Joe Delinsky.
Edwardsville High School classes
hold all-schools reunion
Misericordia University recently held a pinning ceremony for nursing students graduating from
the part-time accelerated evening Bachelor of Science nursing program at Lemmond Theater at
Walsh Hall. Nursing students receiving their pins, from left, are Kristin Eden, Wapwallopen; Cortney
Repanshek, Drums; Ryan Diddick, Nicholson; Daryl Bennett, Scranton; Megan Lynn Hullihan, Natalie;
Elizabeth Anne Papciak, Wilkes-Barre; Lisa Oney, Wyoming; Megan Lynne Margavage, Wilkes-Barre;
Tiffany Timpko, Mountaintop; Amy Marie Hawley, Montrose; Erica Comine, Scranton; Lisa Marie
Perugino, Dallas; Victoria Romano, Shohola; Amy Nichole Austin, Sweet Valley; and Melanie Claire
Larson-Keck, Saylorsburg.
Misericordia University
holds pinning ceremony
Luzerne County Community College recently hosted a meeting of its Business Advisory Board at the colleges Educational Conference
Center. The board discussed the latest trends in the field and how they affect the departments programs.At the meeting, from left, first
row: Donald Werts, adjunct faculty, LCCC; Marlene Weston, controller, Wilkes-Barre Chamber; Jim McAndrew, associate professor, busi-
ness, LCCC; and Pat Gendler, controller, CAN DO, Inc. Second row: Walter Janoski, associate professor, business, LCCC; Anthony Dellarte,
chair and associate professor, business, LCCC; Marilyn Derolf, partner, Hall-Mihalos-Straub; and Paul Guffrovich, adjunct faculty, LCCC.
LCCC Business Advisory Board meets
Meyers High School Classes
1960-1971 planning reunion
The combined reunion for Meyers High School Classes 1960-1971 is being held Oct. 26 at the Genetti
Hotel and Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre. An icebreaker will take place from 7-11 p.m. on Oct. 25 at
the American Legion, 320 Lee Park Ave., Hanover Township. Reservations must be made by Oct. 18
for the icebreaker. Deadline for reservatons for the reunion was Sept. 27. Call 570-822-5843 for more
information. Reunion committee members, from left, first row, are Sandy Broody Sutton, Fred Weber,
Hannah Price, Beth Ann Myers Hornick, Paul Auker, Karen Jenkins Pernot and Debbie Schonfeld.
Second row: Jim White, Alan Auker, Pam Sprake, Pat Brojakowski, Emily Davis, Ron Roberts, Bobbie
Klementowski Roberts, Jack Bulman, Ed Carey and Debi Monk Jenkins.
Kira Mackenzie Kundla,
daughter of Michael and Kelly
Kundla, Moosic, is celebrating
her ffth birthday today, Sept.
29. Kira is a granddaughter of
Judy Kizewich, Pittston; Jack
Kizewich, West Pittston; David
Kundla, Port Grifth; and the
late Dolores Kundla. She is a
great-granddaughter of Jeanne
Micklo, Forty Fort, and the late
Howard Balbach. Kira has a sister,
Kaitlyn, 7.
Chase Jameson Powell, son of
Adamand Bobbi Jo Powell, is
celebrating his eighth birthday
today, Sept. 29. Chase is a
grandson of Joe and Diane
Guziak, Wapwallopen, and
Marlene Powell, Lehman.
Ashley Rose Brassington,
daughter of Russel and Heather,
Newport Township, is celebrating
her fourth birthday today, Sept.
29. Ashley is a granddaughter
of Mildred Rusnak and the late
Thomas Rusnak, Hunlock Creek,
and Russ and Diane Brassington,
Kira M. Kundla
Chase J. Powell
Ashley R.
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DALTON: The 35th
annual reunion of the fam-
ily of the late Michael and
Helen Sakelaridos, Wilkes-
Barre, was held on July
27 at the home of James
Saks and Terri Sherman.
More than 34 descendants,
comprising four genera-
tions, attended the event.
The main organizers
were Sharon Bartos, Terri
Sherman and Gene Pappas.
Guests enjoyed swimming
and shing at the pond
on the property and many
traditional Greek dishes and
American picnic favorites
were served.
Two of the Sakelaridos
seven children, Sophie
Pappas and Joseph
Sakelaridos, attended the
reunion. The other children
are deceased. They are
Marie Politis, Irene Rowe,
Betsy Lion, James Saks and
Michael Sakelarides.
Tayllor Capps, Florida,
traveled the furthest to
attend. The youngest
in attendance was Lila
Pagniucci, 1, the great-
granddaughter of Sophie
Pappas, the oldest in atten-
Instead Senior Care, 269
Bennett St., are conducting
free workshops for families
dealing with Alzheimers
disease and dementia.
The rst workshop will
take place from 6:30-8:30
p.m. on Tuesday. Topics are:
Alzheimers Disease
or Other Dementias.
Learn about the causes of
Alzheimers disease or other
dementias. Recognize the
symptoms of the diseases
and discover how they are
diagnosed. Understand
more about the behaviors
that can be caused by the
symptoms of these diseases.
Capturing Lifes
Journey. Discover how to
provide the best care for
loved ones. Learn tech-
niques to encourage loved
ones to share their stories
and memories. Become
familiar with the format of
the Life Journal and how to
record information. Find out
how to use the Life Journal
in partnership with profes-
sional caregivers.
The second workshop
will be held from 6:30-8:30
p.m. on Oct. 8. Topics are:
Techniques to
Handle Challenging
Behaviors. Learn about the
challenging behaviors that
may be displayed by those
with Alzheimers or other
dementias. Discover tech-
niques to help handle these
Activities to
Encourage Engagement.
Learn about the benets of
staying active for a person
with Alzheimers disease
or other dementia. Learn
about three types of activi-
ties for mind, body and
soul. Discover activities that
stimulate the ve senses
and are suitable for patients
with late stage Alzheimers
disease or other dementia.
Space is limited. Call
Home Instead Senior Care
at 570-714-4260 to reserve
a spot.
The Mountain Top Garden
Club is hosting a day trip
to Longwood Gardens in
Kennett Square on Oct. 6.
Cost is $40 and includes
transportation and admis-
sion with group tour.
The group will meet at
8 a.m. in the parking lot at
Crestwood High School.
Arrival time is 11 a.m. and
the group tour will start at
11:30 a.m. There will be
four and a half hours to tour
the property. A behind the
scenes greenhouse tour is
available for an additional
four dollars. Departure time
is 5 p.m. with a dinner stop.
To reserve a seat, contact
Dawn Clark at 973-255-6023
PLYMOUTH: Plymouth
High School Class of 1964
is getting together to social-
ize and make plans for its
50 anniversary reunion at 6
p.m. on Monday at Happy
Pizza. All classmates are
encouraged to attend.
Kings College is hosting an
open house for high school
students and their families
from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Oct. 6 and Nov. 10.
Participants will have
the opportunity to attend
sessions on academic
majors, nancial aid, career
planning and placement,
study abroad and internship
programs. There will also
be a panel discussion about
student life.
During the colleges Lets
Grab Lunch! program, high
school seniors will have
the opportunity to tour the
campus and area, meet with
admission representatives
and coaching staffs and
have lunch with faculty. The
program starts at 10 a.m.
every Monday and Friday
from Oct. 14 to Dec. 6.
The open house and
Lets Grab Lunch! pro-
gram are free and advance
registration is required. For
more information, or to reg-
ister, contact the Admission
Ofce at 570-208-5858 or
Penn State W-B launches
career mentor program
Penn State Wilkes-Barre recently launched its Campus Career Mentor program. The programseeks to match students with professionals to encourage networking practice
and professional growth. It offers a valuable opportunity for students to seek guidance from someone who is familiar with a particular field and provides a way to bridge
the gap between collegiate and professional experiences with an emphasis on nurturing soft skills. Participants, fromleft, first row: Carmen Ambrosino; Richard Struthers;
Ashish Srivastava, Mumbai, India; Donovin Lindsay, Mount Pocono; Laura Mann, Middletown, N.Y.; Ina Lubin; Amanda Yakus; Ryan McDermott, Stroudsburg; Dr. Jonathan
Dougherty; and Meghan Flanagan, Wilkes-Barre. Second row: Chelsea English, Dallas; Scott Finlon; Stephen Barrouk; Edward Moffett, Bernville; Benjamin Brace, Dallas;
Jeffrey Dickson; Gregory Cooper, Philadelphia; Frank Nocito; and Zachary Aciukewicz, Trucksville.
Students participate
in poverty simulation
First-year medical students of The Commonwealth Medical College
(TCMC) recently experienced the effects of poverty during a
two-hour simulation and de-briefing with various human ser-
vice agencies and local civic and community leaders. As part of
TCMCs Patient Centered Medicine MD course, the Community
Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) is designed to help students
experience the virtual realities of living in poverty day so they can
address the cultural disparities of patients living in lower socio-
economic classes. Using a simulation kit, students role-played
the lives of low-income families. Students interacted with human
service agencies, grocers, pawn brokers, bill collectors, job inter-
viewers, police officers and more who were portrayed by TCMC
staff and local agencies, civic and community volunteers. The
simulation was designed to raise awareness of cultural disparities
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Mrs. Massey, the decom-
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217, shows up on page ve.
Tony, the little boy who lives
inside Danny Torrances
mouth, appears soon after-
wards. And REDRUM is just
around the corner. Stephen
Kings eagerly awaited
sequel to his seminal 1977
novel The Shining his
most popular work and one
of his best picks up imme-
diately after the end of the
rst book.
The young Danny and
his mother Wendy received
a large settlement from the
corporate owners of the
Overlook Hotel and wound
up living in Tampa. The
Overlooks former head chef,
Dick Halloran, lives in Key
West and drops in on them
fromtime to time. The mem-
ories of that horrible winter
when Dannys alcoholic
dad Jack lost his mind and
went after his wife and son
with a croquet mallet
are still fresh. And some of
the ghosts and monsters
that terrorized the family
at the Colorado resort have
followed them to the East
Anyone who knows The
Shining only from Stanley
Kubricks lm adaptation,
which made radical depar-
tures from the text, may be a
bit confused at rst. But after
that brief prologue, Doctor
Sleep jumps ahead two
decades and sets out on its
own narrative path. Wendy,
a lifelong smoker, has died
of lung cancer. Danny, who
is now 30 and goes by Dan,
has become his fathers son,
an alcoholic loser who cant
hold down a job. In one of
the books best and earliest
chapters, Mama, he wakes
up hung over in the shabby
apartment of a woman
whose name he can barely
remember, his face blood-
ied and bruised, his wallet
empty, trying to gure out
where he is.
There was a coffee table
in front of the sofa. On it was
an ashtray lled with butts, a
baggie lled with white pow-
der, and a People magazine
with more blow scattered
across it. Beside it, complet-
ing the picture, was a dollar
bill, still partly rolled up. He
didnt know how much they
had snorted, but judging by
how much still remained, he
could kiss his ve hundred
dollars goodbye.
King, who has publicly
discussed his voracious
cocaine and alcohol abuse
in the 1980s, writes about
addiction from the inside in,
with the authority and detail
of someone who survived
it. When Danny suddenly
spots an 18-month-old boy
in diapers trotting toward
the drugs on the coffee
table shouting Canny! and
reaching for the cocaine, the
moment is as terrifying as
anything in all of Kings nov-
els. Once again, the writer
is able to conjure up real-life
horrors as scary as make-
believe ones.
His knack for nding the
dark and ominous in every-
day situations has always
been a key element of Kings
success. His ability for keep-
ing even the most outlandish
scenarios grounded in reality
is critical to Doctor Sleep,
which turns out to be much
more like Firestarter, an
action-thriller tinged with
science ction, than the
hair-raising horrors of The
Shining. The book centers
on a band of traveling psy-
chic vampires who call them-
selves The True Knot, keep
a home base on the grounds
where the Overlook once
stood and roam the roads
in RVs, looking to feed on
people gifted with Dannys
shining powers a com-
bination of telepathy and
the ability to see the future.
The group is led by a beauti-
ful 6-foot woman known as
Rose OHara, who is fond
of wearing a top hat and
whose human form is a dis-
guise for a ghastly monster
with a gaping maw bearing
only one enormous, gnarled
tooth. Kings genius stroke
his way of making these
villains frightening instead of
cartoonish is to make the
Knots most favored victims
And if you happen to be
one of those unfortunate peo-
ple whos ever lost a kid
nothing left but a bike in the
vacant lot down the street,
or a little cap lying in the
bushes at the edge of a near-
by stream you probably
never thought of them. Why
would you? No, it was prob-
ably some hobo. Or (worse
to consider, but horribly
plausible) some sick (exple-
tive) from your very own
town, maybe your very own
neighborhood, maybe even
your very own street, some
sick killer pervo whos very
good at looking normal and
will go on looking normal
until someone nds a clatter
of bones in the guys base-
ment or buried in his back-
yard. Youd never think of
the RV People, those midlife
pensioners and cheery older
folks in their golf hats and
sun visors with appliqued
owers on them.
When the group learns of
the existence of Abra, a little
girl Danny has befriended
who has extraordinary shin-
ing powers, they head out on
a cross-country trip to New
Hampshire to capture her.
The bulk of Doctor Sleep is
the kind of exciting and elab-
orate chase adventure King
excels at crafting. But the
author, who is now 65 and
has perhaps grown kinder
and less merciless with age,
rarely writes novels these
days that end with a devas-
tating nale (think Cujo or
The Dead Zone). You read
Doctor Sleep in the same
furious rush with which
most people read The
Shining, but the stakes are
much lower, and the ending
is never really in doubt.
Although the book con-
tains some profoundly dis-
turbing passages (including
the Knots prolonged torture
and murder of a little boy),
Doctor Sleep is never all
that scary. The book is best
at depicting how even the
most damaged people can
rebuild their lives, as long as
they are willing to put in the
work a theme that gives
the novel an autobiographi-
cal air. The title refers to the
job Dan gets at a hospice,
where he uses his powers
to help comfort the dying
as they make their way into
the afterlife. That may sound
hokey, but King makes those
sequences strangely affect-
ing, even moving.
In the latter stage of this
remarkably prolic writers
career, his trademark pen-
chant for ghastly, bloody
horror is gradually being
overshadowed by humane,
heartfelt compassion. THE TIMES LEADER BOOKS Sunday, September 29, 2013 PAGE 7B
Sequel toThe Shining centers on a diferent breed of monster
Anyone who knows The Shining only fromStanley Kubricks filmadaptation, which made radical
departures from the text, may be a bit confused by Dr. Sleep at first. But after a brief prologue,
Stephen Kings newest novel jumps ahead two decades and sets out on its own narrative path.
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The Sunday Crossword
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
Puzzle Answers
on 3F
ARIES (March 21-April 19).
Ditch your well-laid plans,
because its time to be
playful and spontaneous.
Youll like where you land
when youre not trying
to go anywhere in
TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
Someone is starting to
think you offer a combina-
tion of traits that cant be
found in any other person
and are therefore irre-
placeable. That person is
GEMINI (May 21-June 21).
No one influences others
by trying to be like them,
but someone very clever
might begin there, just to
fit in, and then slowly lead
in new directions from the
inner ranks.
CANCER (June 22-July 22).
Dont overestimate the
confidence of others.
People are much more
fragile than you think. You
state your purpose and
expect that others will do
the same, but they might
be too shy or intimidated
to do so.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your
eyes are open to the
wonder in even the
routine things, relation-
ships and people around
you. You will encounter
something so beautiful
that you want to protect it
with all of your might and
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
Perhaps you will not be as
influential as usual over
those wildcard rebel types
in your life and realm. Do
they deserve your forgive-
ness? Thats debatable,
but forgive them anyway
because you deserve
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
The day has a confessional
quality, and people will
admit things to you that
perhaps you would rather
not hear. You have more
presence of mind than
most. What exactly do you
want them to know about
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
The people around you
may not share your excite-
ment about certain things,
but they definitely appreci-
ate that you have diverse
interests. Dont stop
Dec. 21). You can tell
when someone is listening
to you and when they
are just waiting for you
to finish speaking. There
is no pleasure in talking
to a person who cannot
or will not connect
with you.
Jan. 19). Creativity helps
you avoid the tedium that
challenges your sign today.
If youre not being cre-
ative, you will be absorb-
ing someone elses creativ-
ity through art, design or
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
Saying sorry doesnt
put things back the way
they were before, but it
can put closure on the
situation, which is quite
helpful and sometimes
necessary if you want to
begin anew.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
You may not like whats
going on today, but dont
give up on it before things
change. First the tide goes
out as far as it will, and
then it turns. Hang on for
the turning.
(Sept. 29). You polish
your charm and put
your best foot forward in
October, and you win a job
for your effort. A friend-
ship changes in tone, and
youll like the way things
develop. Rehearse your
message, sales pitch or
act through November
and December, because
youll have many chances
to influence people with it
in 2014. Pisces and Aries
people adore you. Your
lucky numbers are: 9, 40,
21, 1 and 12.
Julian Lim
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Puzzle Page THE TIMES LEADER TRAVEL Sunday, September 29, 2013 PAGE 9B
Building up Bimini
Resort project opens up tiny archipelago to the world
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BIMINI, Bahamas
Every time a cruise ship
docks in Bimini, the popu-
lation of this tiny archi-
pelago just 50 miles off
the coast of Miami could
nearly double.
That may be protable
for a place that lives off
tourism. But many worry
the recent launch of a new
cruise line disgorging
hundreds of visitors each
day could be too much of
a good thing.
The ship is one com-
ponent of a global casino
companys project to bring
unprecedented waves of
tourists to Bimini, which
has long deed change.
Some fear it will destroy a
marine environment teem-
ing with sh and coral
and ruin a diving and
sport-shing capital of the
Its also provoking
somewhat of an existential
crisis, posing a challenge
to Biminis identity as a
rustic and hard-to-reach
getaway, known as a haunt
of Ernest Hemingway and
the setting for a tryst that
ended a U.S. presidential
Unless you are a sher-
man, a diver or a drunk
there was no reason to
come to Bimini. But they
are changing that, said
dive-shop operator Neal
Watson. Its getting to be
a different place.
Changes are com-
ing fast. Malaysia-based
Genting Group is spend-
ing at least $300 million
on Resorts World Bimini,
quickly becoming the
largest employer in the
cluster of islands and cre-
ating sharp new demand
for housing. Working in
partnership with a Florida
developer, the company
opened a casino in June,
expects to nish a 350-
room hotel by Christmas
and 50 luxury villas a
month later on their 700
acres of North Bimini.
The company has plans
for shopping, restaurants
and nightclubs, is consid-
ering a second hotel and is
in the process of upgrad-
ing the airport to accom-
modate larger planes.
Its created more jobs,
of course, and you know,
it is keeping people
busy, said Edith Romer
Johnson, who sells lobster
pizza at a shop outside
the resort. And the more
money we have on the
island, the more it goes
The Bahamian govern-
ment has welcomed the
project, but critics say the
benets come at too great
a cost.
The Bahamas National
Trust, a non-govern-
mental environmental
organization created by
Parliament, as well as
researchers at the Bimini
Biological Field Station,
where scientists come
from around the world
to research a thriving
shark population, say run-
off from a proposed golf
course would destroy a
protected area of man-
grove that acts as a nurs-
ery to the sh, conch and
lobster that make the
place a destination.
A secondary issue is
the 1,000-foot jetty that
Genting will build to
shorten the time it takes
to get off and on its ship,
which began service in
July. Opponents say the
project will damage coral
reefs; a company ofcial
says it complies with envi-
ronmental regulations and
that the site was chosen
specically to minimize
any threat.
Genting, which has been
seeking to build a casino
in downtown Miami amid
opposition, insists the golf
course is still under con-
sideration and would be
built only if it can be done
in an environmentally sen-
sitive way.
We are not here to ruin
what Bimini is; we are not
here to ruin the water;
were not here to ruin the
pristine mangroves, the
quaintness of the island,
Dana Leibovitz, president
of Resorts World Bimini,
said on a recent afternoon
at the edge of the casino,
which was open but large-
ly empty. We want to
integrate. We want to be
part of the island, and we
want to continue for that
to be the main draw to the
Bimini only has a full-
time population of about
1,600 about the size of
a full-capacity cruise ship
and has avoided mass
tourism because of scarce
air service and the pass-
ing Gulf Stream, which
makes the crossing from
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Top Chef set in NewOrleans to debut Wednesday
Orleans po-boy shops,
gourmet restaurants and
suburban bayou-side eat-
eries are the backdrop for
the countrys search for its
next Top Chef.
Bravos 11th season of
the hit reality TV food
competition show was
lmed in and around the
city. Earlier in the week,
some of New Orleans own
top chefs walked a red
carpet for a special pre-
premiere screening of the
show, which debuts on the
cable network channel on
Chef Emeril Lagasse,
who returns this season as
a judge, said the season is
sure to be different from
any other.
Its going to be a very
interesting season because
I think a lot of this new tal-
ent maybe havent worked
with alligator, maybe
havent worked with tur-
tle, he said. The culture
and cuisine here is over
200 years old. You cant
say that about a lot of cit-
ies. Its really amazing.
Chef John Besh, who
also served as a guest
judge on two of this sea-
sons episodes, praised his
home state and the shows
coming season.
What we have here
is really special, said
Besh, who owns several
New Orleans restaurants,
including Restaurant
August and Domenica.
We have the only indig-
enous urban cuisine in the
country, and to share it
with an audience of mil-
lions is really special.
The show pits contes-
tants competing in various
food preparation scenarios,
and they have to survive
weekly eliminations for
the honor of being named
the nations Top Chef.
It will include glimpses
inside Lagasses restaurant
kitchens, Beshs bayou-
side home and kitchen and
modest places such as Cafe
Reconcile, which grew in
popularity after Hurricane
Katrina when its kitchen
was spared ooding.
Cafe Reconcile was
among the rst restaurants
to reopen after the 2005
storm. Its also been cel-
ebrated for its mission to
train high-school students
in at-risk neighborhoods
for work in the restaurant
industry. It serves up New
Orleans specialties such
as red beans and rice and
Several contestants
walked the carpet among
the veteran chefs, but it
remained unclear who
would survive the rst cut.
The screening stopped
short of revealing who
would be eliminated.
The shows executive
producer, Matt Reichman,
said prior to the red car-
pet that one episode was
shot with a focus on the
citys ongoing recovery
from Katrina. But the city
has provided many other
storytelling opportuni-
ties, such as its rich culi-
nary traditions, its history
and music. Among those
included in the series
is Kermit Rufns, the
jazz trumpeter known to
cook up eats on a giant,
curbside grill outside his
New Orleans night club
between sets.
The competition is
nuts, Reichman said.
The chefs are talented
and erce, but theres a
layer this season that cap-
tures the atmosphere of
being in New Orleans that
was a lot of fun. It really
is an embarrassment the
riches we had access to.
Besh said he appreciates
that the show ventured
beyond New Orleans, to
bayou-side communities
such as Latte, Chalmette
and north of Lake
Our food ways dont
end at the city limits, he
said. You have to go out to
the bayou, out to the coun-
try, to understand where
our food comes from.
Other New Orleans
chefs making appearances
in the series include Leah
Chase, John Folse and
Susan Spicer.
The show is an Emmy
and James Beard award-
winning series. Previous
host cities include New
York, San Francisco,
Seattle, Los Angeles,
Miami, Chicago and Las
Mark Romig, chief exec-
utive of the New Orleans
Tourism Marketing Corp.,
said it was only a matter of
time before the show land-
ed in New Orleans.
Food is one of the top
reasons people visit New
Orleans, he said.
The show premieres at 9
p.m. CDT on Wednesday.
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that all of our islands rely
on tourism, Carey said.
But when one thinks about
going beyond whats there
now, with a golf course and
the jetty, well that borders
on being out of scale.
Thousands have come
since the cruise ship ser-
vice began operating, but
Joseph Roberts, a com-
mercial sherman and
proprietor of Joes Conch
Shack, hasnt seen enough
new customers to allay
concerns that develop-
ment will contaminate
the mangroves that par-
tially encircle Bimini.
Ive got three grandsons,
and I hope that one day
one or two of them could
be shermen and make
a decent living, Roberts
said as he pulled a giant
sea snail from its shell and
chopped it for salad. What
are they going to have if
you destroy everything?
This is a place with a
colorful history. In the
colonial era, it was a hide-
out for pirates who stalked
treasure-laden Spanish
ships coming from South
and Central America and
the Caribbean. During
Prohibition, liquor was
legal in what was then
the British Bahamas, and
Bimini was a source of
booze for South Florida.
Bimini also has seen
its share of glamor.
Hemingway visited in
1935 and then returned for
the summers of 1936 and
1937, writing part of To
Have and Have Not while
there, according to the text
of an exhibit in a small
museum in Alice Town.
Other famous visitors
included Martin Luther
King Jr., Sammy Davis Jr.,
Judy Garland and Lucille
Ball, who stayed at the
famed Bimini Big Game
Bimini won fame again
when the public learned
that Gary Hart, a leading
Democratic presidential
candidate in the 1988 U.S.
election, had taken his
mistress, Donna Rice, to
Bimini, where they were
captured in a now-infa-
mous photo, prompting
him to drop out of the race.
Cruise ships have
stopped offshore in the
past, and ferry service has
been tried from Florida.
But Resorts World Bimini
Bay is unprecedented, and
some Biminites and visi-
tors question whether the
venture can compete with
other attractions, includ-
ing Baha Mar, a $3.4 bil-
lion hotel-and-casino proj-
ect under construction
in Nassau, the Bahamian
Genting projects the
number of visitors to
Bimini will grow from
70,000 last year to 400,000
in 2014, which is likely
to produce ripple effects
throughout the local
economy, a fact welcomed
by Biminites like Robert
Saunders, who works at a
local hotel.
There are people who
dont want any progress
anywhere, Saunders said.
There can be downsides
and upsides, but I see more
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Postseason baseball returns to Pittsburgh
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CINCINNATI Hundreds of
Pirates fans stood, twirled their
towels and chanted Lets Go Bucs!
as Jay Bruce hit a grounder for the
nal out, setting up a playoff game
in Pittsburgh.
Baseball, this time.
Neil Walker hit two of Pittsburghs
six homers its biggest power
surge in six years and the Pirates
clinched home-eld advantage for
the NLs wild card playoff game by
beating the Cincinnati Reds 8-3
Pittsburgh will host the Reds on
Tuesday night in the Pirates rst
playoff appearance in 21 years.
Pittsburgh went 50-31 at PNC Park,
the third-best home record in the
NL, and wanted to make that long-
awaited playoff return at home.
They got what they wanted. The
postseason will start at PNC Park.
Its going to be a really exciting
time, Walker said. Something a lot
of people havent experienced with
Pirate baseball. I imagine its going
to be Steeler-esque on Tuesday.
The Reds will go with Johnny
Cueto (5-2) in the one-game play-
off against left-hander Francisco
Liriano (16-8). Mat Latos was on
schedule to start for Cincinnati,
but manager Dusty Baker said hes
developed a sore arm.
The Pirates won ve of nine
games against the Reds at PNC Park
this season.
The important thing for me is
getting the guys home and playing
in a park where we won 50 games
and giving our fans a taste of post-
season baseball, manager Clint
Hurdle said.
Pittsburgh hit ve homers off
Bronson Arroyo (14-12), who
had never given up that many in a
game in his career. Walker homered
twice off the right-hander, Andrew
McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez
also hit solo homers, and Marlon
Byrd had a two-run shot that ended
Arroyos outing in the fth and
made it 6-3.
Latos isnt the only Reds starter
whos hurting. Arroyo said his back
started bothering him Saturday.
It locked up right before the
game, Arroyo said. I was in the
tunnel. It was like I was being
stabbed in the ribs and I couldnt
swivel from side to side.
I dont think
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Georgia outscores LSU
in wild SEC showdown
AP Sports Writer
ATHENS, Ga. Aaron Murray threwfour
touchdown passes, including a 25-yarder to
Justin Scott-Wesley with 1:47 remaining, and
No. 9 Georgia rallied to beat No. 6 LSU44-41
in a thrilling game between Southeastern
Conference powerhouses Saturday.
The Bulldogs (3-1, 2-0 SEC) completed
their opening-month run through a gauntlet
of top 10 teams with a victory that propelled
them back into the thick of the national
championship race.
LSU (4-1, 1-1) got a career-best 372 yards
passing from former Georgia quarterback
Zach Mettenberger in his return to Athens,
and the Tigers went ahead 41-37 on Jeremy
Hills 8-yard touchdown run with 4:14 to go.
But that was plenty of time for Murray
and the high-powered Bulldogs on a day
when neither defense had much success. He
completed three straight passes to quickly
move the Bulldogs into LSU territory, and
freshman J.J. Green broke off an 18-yard run
to the Tigers 25. Then it was Scott-Wesley,
breaking wide open behind the secondary to
haul in a pass and tiptoe just inside the pylon
for the winning score.
Murray ran for Georgias other touchdown
on a sneak and nished with 298 yards pass-
ing in Georgias second victory over a top 10
teamafter a season-opening loss to Clemson.
Two out of three against top 10 oppo-
nents? Georgia will take it.
About 10 minutes after the game, doz-
ens of Georgia players ran back on the
eld to celebrate with their fans along
the famed hedges at Sanford Stadium.
steal Dallas
victory hopes
DALLAS - Just when the Dallas Mountaineers were
planning to put together a last-gasp, game-tying drive,
Brice Harris got in the way.
Then the Williamsport defensive back extraordinaire
did it again.
For the second straight week, Harris returned an
interception for a touchdown, then came up with his
second interception in two minutes Saturday to seal
Williamsports 21-7 victory over Dallas.
I dont have a secret, Harris grinned. Thats what
I do, I play coverage.
In the end, he had the luckless Mountaineers (0-5)
covering their eyes.
Just after Dallas hit a big 15-yard pass to convert a
rst down and keep its comeback hopes going, Harris
stepped in front of another throw from his cornerback
fourth quarter, with Wilkes
pinned at its 2-yard line and
holding a three-point lead,
the near-capacity crowd at
Mangelsdorf Field was feeling
that Misericordias rst win in
school history wasnt too far
The Colonels had an upcom-
ing second-and-38, but they
were determined to not be the
rst casualty for the Cougars.
With the help of a 59-yard punt
by Jordan Fredo and a big sack
by Nick Kocman, the Colonels
had Misericordia back on its
own 9 and turned that eld
position battle into 16 unan-
swered points to keep the
Cougars out of the win column
with a 33-14 victory.
Just coming out and taking
it to Misericordia felt really
good, said Wilkes quarterback
Taylor Young, who started his
rst collegiate game.
The freshman signal caller
had a near awless game and
gave the team a much-needed
boost with incumbent start-
ing QB Tyler Berntsen out
for the season. The freshman
completed 14 of his 21 passes,
throwing for 183 yards and
three touchdowns with just
one interception. The trio of
TD tosses all went to receivers
and was the rst time this sea-
son any Wilkes wideout caught
a scoring pass. Two of them
went to fellow freshman David
Claybrook, who hauled in a
game-high seven receptions for
107 yards.
During practice this week
weve been working together
after practice with routes,
getting extra time in and it
showed out here on the eld
today, Young added.
Said Wilkes coach Frank
Sheptock about his new
QB-WR duo: David is a good
receiver and as him and Taylor
get on the same page, thats
going to be a very dynamic
The rapport between the two
showed in the fourth quarter
when Claybrooks second TD
reception came on the drive
after Misericordia had to punt
from its 9. The 32-yard strike
where Young found Claybrook
in the middle of the eld
extended the Wilkes (2-2 over-
all, 1-2 MAC) lead to 24-14
with 10:35 left in the game.
There was still time for
the Cougars (0-4, 0-3) to get
back in the contest. But after
three plays on their next drive
from their 27, coach Mark
Ross decided to go for it on
fourth-and-1. QB Jeff Puckett
ran a keeper but the Wilkes
defense didnt bend as the play
went for no gain, giving the
Colonels great eld position.
Jordan Fredo made his second
eld goal of the game, putting
Wilkes in front by 13 with 6:27
The Cougars still had time
to string together a few scor-
ing drives. And once again, the
Wilkes defense came through
forcing Misericordia to go
for it on fourth-and-6 from its
30. The completion to Robin
Custodio fell a yard shy.
The Wilkes defense also
clamped down on Puckett, who
entered the game as the leading
rusher in the MAC with 526
yards and six rushing TDs. But
Wilkes defense clamps down
Colonels hold
winless, but
push the limit
Bill Tarutis | For The Times Leader
Wilkes running back Patrick Ingulli, right, makes a gain as Misericordia corner back Phil Arnold closes in for the tackle in Dallas Township on Saturday afternoon.
turn up
the heat
on Irish
Associated Press Writer
SOUTH BEND, Ind. Blake
Bell threw a 54-yard touch-
down pass to Sterling Shepard
in the fourth quarter and No.
14 Oklahoma jumped to a two-
touchdown lead in the opening
3 minutes and beat No. 22 Notre
Dame 35-21 on Saturday.
It was the Sooners second
win over the Fighting Irish in 11
The Sooners had three inter-
ceptions that led to TDs, includ-
ing a 24-yard score by linebacker
Corey Nelson. Damien Williams,
suspended the previous game
against Tulsa for violating team
rules, added an 11-yard TD run
after an interception by line-
backer Frank Shannon as the
Sooners went ahead 14-0.
Bell threw a 26-yard TD pass
to Lacoltan Bester to cap an
88-yard drive after an intercep-
tion by cornerback Julian Wilson
late in the second quarter.
The Irish cut the lead to
27-21 in the fourth quarter,
but the Sooners answered with
Shepards TD.
The only other victory for
Oklahoma (4-0) in the series was
a 40-0 win in 1956 that remains
the worst home loss for the Irish
(3-2). The loss ended a 10-game
home winning streak for the
Irish and ended its domination
of a program that has just one
fewer national title than Notre
Dames eight.
After Notre Dame played a
nearly perfect game in beat-
ing the Sooners last season,
with no turnovers and just one
penalty for 5 yards, Oklahoma
was the one that made the few-
est mistakes Saturday as the
Irish couldnt overcome the
three turnovers and eight penal-
See IRISH | 3C
Bill Tarutis | For The Times Leader
Dallas defensive tackle Zachery Haddle penetrates the offensive
line and sacks Williamsport quarterback Dale Berkheimer, left,
for a loss Saturday afternoon in Dallas.
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at NewYork -110 Milwaukee +100
at Cincinnati -140 Pittsburgh +130
at Atlanta -210 Philadelphia +190
at St. Louis -180 Chicago +170
at San Francisco -115 San Diego +105
at Los Angeles -250 Colorado +220
Washington -110 at Arizona +100
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Tampa Bay -200 at Toronto +185
at Baltimore -105 Boston -105
NewYork -130 at Houston +120
Kansas City -110 at Chicago +100
Cleveland -210 at Minnesota +190
at Texas -200 Los Angeles +185
Oakland -145 at Seattle +135
Detroit -175 at Miami +165
Pittsburgh-x Pk 3 (42) Minnesota
Baltimore 3 3 (44) at Bufalo
Cincinnati 6 3 (42) at Cleveland
Indianapolis 7 8 (42)at Jacksonville
Seattle 3 2 (41) at Houston
at Tampa Bay 3 2 (40) Arizona
at Detroit 2 3 (47) Chicago
at Kansas City 4 4 (44) N.Y. Giants
at Tennessee 5 3 (40) N.Y. Jets
Dallas 2 2 (47) at San Diego
Washington 2 3 (44) at Oakland
at Denver 11 11 (58) Philadelphia
at Atlanta 1 2 (49) NewEngland
at NewOrleans 5 6 (48) Miami
POCOnO DOWns ResUlts
First - $6,000trot 1:55.4
8-Streakin Star (Mi Simons)
14.20 6.60 4.00
3-Pembroke Big Bo (Ge NapolitanoJr)
4.80 3.20
7-Nordic Venture (Jo Pavia Jr)
EXACTA(8-3) $57.00
50 CENTTRIFECTA(8-3-7) $219.80
50 CENTTRIFECTA(50 Cent) $54.95
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(8-3-7-9) $977.40
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(10 Cent) $48.87
Scratched: Online Auction
second - $6,000 Pace 1:51.3
4-Lucky Land (Ge NapolitanoJr)
7.60 4.20 2.60
6-Vincent Fra (Si Allard)
5.00 2.60
3-Winbak Prince (An Napolitano)
EXACTA(4-6) $33.40
50 CENTTRIFECTA(4-6-3) $72.80
50 CENTTRIFECTA(50 Cent) $18.20
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(4-6-3-5) $577.80
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(10 Cent) $28.89
DAILYDOUBLE (8-4) $58.20
third - $11,000trot 1:54.4
7-My Leap Of Faith (Ge NapolitanoJr)
10.20 5.80 4.40
5-Cocktail Attire (An McCarthy)
7.60 5.20
4-Stretch Limo (Ma Kakaley)
EXACTA(7-5) $57.60
50 CENTTRIFECTA(7-5-4) $249.60
50 CENTTRIFECTA(50 Cent) $62.40
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(7-5-4-2) $1,259.20
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(10 Cent) $62.96
PICK3 - 15%TAKEOUT(8-4-7) $205.00
Fourth - $13,000trot 1:54.0
6-Gaslight (Ge NapolitanoJr)
4.40 2.40 3.00
8-CanadianWildcat (Er Carlson)
2.80 3.00
5-Order By Texas (Mi Simons)
EXACTA(6-8) $10.80
50 CENTTRIFECTA(6-8-5) $49.00
50 CENTTRIFECTA(50 Cent) $12.25
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(6-8-5-4) $134.60
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(10 Cent) $6.75
Fifth - $11,000trot 1:54.2
4-Keystone Wyatt (Ge NapolitanoJr)
4.20 3.60 2.40
8-Missy Goldfre (Mi Simons)
5.40 4.00
6-Majestic Stone (Ke Wallis)
EXACTA(4-8) $28.20
50 CENTTRIFECTA(4-8-6) $517.40
50 CENTTRIFECTA(50 Cent) $129.35
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(4-8-6-9) $3,451.80
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(10 Cent) $172.59
sixth - $9,000 Pace 1:53.3
6-AAnd Gs Design (Si Allard)
12.60 7.40 4.40
4-Scirocco Caliegirl (An Napolitano)
9.40 5.60
1-Three To Dance (Mi Simons)
EXACTA(6-4) $98.80
50 CENTTRIFECTA(6-4-1) $473.00
50 CENTTRIFECTA(50 Cent) $118.25
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(6-4-1-2) $1,722.00
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(10 Cent) $86.10
PICK3 - 15%TAKEOUT(6-4-6) $337.80
seventh - $13,000trot 1:57.1
4-Amarcord (Ma Kakaley)
16.20 4.80 5.20
1-Hi Po Mon Roe (An McCarthy)
8.20 7.40
7-Ballagio Hanover (To Schadel)
EXACTA(4-1) $141.40
50 CENTTRIFECTA(4-1-7) $1,665.00
50 CENTTRIFECTA(50 Cent) $416.25
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(4-1-7-8) $13,749.40
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(10 Cent) $687.47
eighth - $10,000 Pace 1:53.1
5-Notorius Terror (Ma Kakaley)
28.40 10.80 4.60
1-Fire InThe Night (Er Carlson)
17.80 8.60
6-Mcwizard Mcoz (Mi Simons)
EXACTA(5-1) $351.80
50 CENTTRIFECTA(5-1-6) $3,460.40
50 CENTTRIFECTA(50 Cent) $865.10
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(5-1-6-8) $28,278.80
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(10 Cent) $1,413.94
ninth - $13,000trot 1:54.0
2-Waiting OnAWoman (Ke Wallis)
4.00 2.80 2.20
3-Mister King (Er Carlson)
3.40 3.20
5-Party Allstar (Da Rawlings)
EXACTA(2-3) $18.80
50 CENTTRIFECTA(2-3-5) $59.80
50 CENTTRIFECTA(50 Cent) $14.95
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(2-3-5-8) $431.00
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(10 Cent) $21.55
PICK3 - 15%TAKEOUT(4-5-2) $953.40
Scratched: Surface Tension
tenth - $21,000 Pace 1:50.3
1-Ooh Bad Shark (Ho Parker)
17.40 7.40 4.80
3-MachAWish (An McCarthy)
3.00 3.00
2-Lorrie Please (Er Carlson)
EXACTA(1-3) $77.00
50 CENTTRIFECTA(1-3-2) $168.80
50 CENTTRIFECTA(50 Cent) $42.20
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(1-3-2-6) $1,121.60
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(10 Cent) $56.08
eleventh - $15,000trot 1:55.2
5-Martino (Ge NapolitanoJr)
8.20 5.20 2.80
3-Simone Hall (Ma Kakaley)
5.40 3.60
2-Keystone Tempo (Er Carlson)
EXACTA(5-3) $30.60
50 CENTTRIFECTA(5-3-2) $94.20
50 CENTTRIFECTA(50 Cent) $23.55
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(5-3-2-4) $508.00
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(10 Cent) $25.40
twelfth - $19,000 Pace 1:51.4
1-Shawnee Dancer (An Napolitano)
11.00 6.20 4.00
5-Collage (Er Carlson)
10.40 7.60
7-Stacked Deck (Ge NapolitanoJr)
EXACTA(1-5) $84.60
50 CENTTRIFECTA(1-5-7) $633.80
50 CENTTRIFECTA(50 Cent) $158.45
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(1-5-7-6) $3,872.00
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(10 Cent) $193.60
PICK3 - 15%TAKEOUT(1-5-1) $222.40
thirteenth - $15,000trot 1:53.0
3-Money On My Mind (Er Carlson)
3.20 3.00 3.40
2-Fox Valley Smarty (ThJackson)
7.00 4.20
5-Macs Bad Boy (Mi Simons)
EXACTA(3-2) $18.00
50 CENTTRIFECTA(3-2-5) $100.80
50 CENTTRIFECTA(50 Cent) $25.20
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(3-2-5-1) $406.60
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(10 Cent) $20.33
Fourteenth - $13,000 Pace 1:53.0
1-Carlina Hanover (Ge NapolitanoJr)
7.60 2.80 2.20
3-Road Bet (Ma Miller)
2.20 2.20
2-Little Miss Marie (Br Filion)
EXACTA(1-3) $11.60
50 CENTTRIFECTA(1-3-2) $39.80
50 CENTTRIFECTA(50 Cent) $9.95
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(1-3-2-6) $513.40
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(10 Cent) $25.67
Scratched: Sweet Lady Jane
Fifteenth - $13,000trot 1:55.0
6-Tactful Way (Ma Kakaley)
5.20 2.60 3.20
8-Yagot Class (Ke Wallis)
5.20 5.20
5-Line Item(Jo Pavia Jr)
EXACTA(6-8) $25.60
50 CENTTRIFECTA(6-8-5) $297.60
50 CENTTRIFECTA(50 Cent) $74.40
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(6-8-5-4) $1,423.00
10 CENTSUPERFECTA(10 Cent) $71.15
LATE DOUBLE (1-6) $20.60
total Handle-$313,091
harness raci ng
Williamsport at Dallas, 1 p.m.
Holy Redeemer at GAR, 7 p.m.
Tunkhannock at Meyers
WyomingArea at HazletonArea, 11 a.m.
Donegal at Wyoming Seminary, 11:30 a.m.
Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Seminary, 1:30
Crestwood at WyomingValley West, 1 p.m.
Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Seminary
WyomingArea at Crestwood
HiGH sCHOOl GiRlsVOlleYBall
Marian Catholic at Holy Redeemer, 10 a.m.
COlleGe FOOtBall
Albright at Kings, 1 p.m.
Wilkes at Misericordia, 1 p.m.
LCCC, PSUACat PSUWilkes-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.
LebanonValley at Kings, 4:30 p.m.
COlleGe Menstennis
Kings, Wilkes at Scranton Invitational
COlleGe WOMenstennis
Wilkes at BloomsburgTournament
Misericordia at Goucher Tournament
COlleGe WOMensVOlleYBall
LCCCat Northampton, Noon
LCCC vs. Delaware at Northampton, following
frst match
Medgar Evers at Kings, 11 a.m.
Misericordia at LycomingTournament
St. Josephs Brooklyn at Kings, 11 a.m.
Wilkes vs. NewJersey City at Keystone, 2 p.m.
COlleGe GOlF
Marywood at Kings, 12:30 p.m.
COlleGe Menstennis
Kings, Wilkes at Scranton Invitational
COlleGe WOMenstennis
Wilkes at BloomsburgTournament
COlleGe WOMensVOlleYBall
PSUHazleton at PSUDu Bois, 2 p.m.
PSUWilkes-Barre at PSU-Worthington, noon
Berwick at Elk Lake
Hanover Area at GAR
Northwest at PittstonArea
Crestwood at Coughlin
Dallas at WyomingValley West
Lake-Lehman at HazletonArea
Meyers at Holy Redeemer
Nanticoke at GAR
Tunkhannock at Wyoming Seminary
WyomingArea at Berwick
HazletonArea at Berwick
Meyers at Holy Redeemer
Nanticoke at Crestwood
HiGH sCHOOl GiRlsVOlleYBall
Berwick at Tunkhannock
GAR at WyomingValley West
Hanover Area at Meyers
Holy Redeemer at Coughlin, 4:30 p.m.
Nanticoke at MMI Prep
North Pocono at PittstonArea
COlleGe GOlF
PSUWilkes-Barre at PSU-Hazleton, 11 a.m.
Abington Heights at WyomingArea
Coughlin at Lake-Lehman, 7 p.m.
HazletonArea at Holy Redeemer
Honesdale at Delaware Valley
Lackawanna Trail at Dallas
Meyers at PittstonArea
Wallenpaupack at Nanticoke
Wyoming Seminary at Crestwood
Hanover Area at WyomingValley West
HiGH sCHOOl GiRlsVOlleYBall
Dallas at Crestwood, 4:30 p.m.
HazletonArea at Hanover Area
Lake-Lehman at Delaware Valley
Meyers at Holy Redeemer, 4:30 p.m.
WyomingArea at GAR
COlleGe GOlF
Misericordia at Wilkes, 1 p.m.
COlleGe Mens sOCCeR
Misericordia at Juniata, 4 p.m.
COlleGe WOMenstennis
Keystone at Kings, 3 p.m.
COlleGe WOMensVOlleYBall
LCCCat Harrisburg, 6 p.m.
MMI Prep/Tunkhannock at Crestwood, 4:15 p.m.
Holy Redeemer at Lake-Lehman, 4:15 p.m.
Elk Lake at Hanover Area
GAR at Berwick
Meyers at Northwest
Berwick at Holy Redeemer
Coughlin at Lake-Lehman, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Meyers
Hanover Area at PittstonArea
MMI Prep at WyomingArea
Wyoming Seminary at Crestwood, 7 p.m.
WyomingValley West at HazletonArea
GAR at Nanticoke
Coughlin at Berwick
HazletonArea at Holy Redeemer
Wyoming Seminary at Dallas
HiGH sCHOOl GiRlsVOlleYBall
Coughlin at Nanticoke
MMI Prep at Tunkhannock
PittstonArea at Berwick
WyomingValley West at North Pocono
Kings at Paul Short Invitational (Lehigh)
COlleGe Mens sOCCeR
Kings at Alvernia, 4 p.m.
PSUSchuylkill at PSUHazleton, 6 p.m.
Stevens at Wilkes, 7 p.m.
COlleGe WOMens sOCCeR
Misercordia at Ithaca, 4 p.m.
Rosemont at Kings, 7 p.m.
Wilkes at Scranton, 7 p.m.
COlleGe WOMensVOlleYBall
Eastern at Wilkes, 7 p.m.
Delaware Valley at Misericordia, 7 p.m.
Manhattanville at Kings, 7 p.m.
Crestwood at Honesdale
Dallas at HazletonArea
Holy Redeemer at Abington Heights
Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Seminary
WyomingArea at Wallenpaupack, 7 p.m.
WyomingValley West at Coughlin
HiGH sCHOOl GiRlsVOlleYBall
Delaware Valley at Dallas
GAR at Lake-Lehman
Hanover Area at Crestwood
Holy Redeemer at HazletonArea, 4:30 p.m.
COlleGe FielD HOCKeY
Misericordia at Marywood, 4 p.m.
COlleGe WOMensVOlleYBall
County College of Morris at LCCC, 6 p.m.
aUtO RaCinG
2 p.m.
ESPN NASCAR, Sprint Cup, AAA 400, at
Dover, Del.
8:30 p.m.
ESPN2 NHRA, tMidwest Nationals, at Madi-
son, Ill. (tape)
8 a.m.
TGC European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill
Links Championship, fnal round, at St. Andrews,
3 p.m.
TGC Tour Championship, fnal
round, at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
7 p.m.
TGC Champions Tour, First Tee Open, fnal
round, at Pebble Beach, Calif.
1 p.m.
ROOTPittsburgh at Cincinnati
SNYMilwaukee at N.Y. Mets
1:30 p.m.
WQMYPhiladelphia at Atlanta
2 p.m.
YES N.Y. Yankees at Houston
WGNKansas City at ChicagoWhite Sox
8 a.m.
FS1 MotoGPWorld Championship, Gran Pre-
mio de Aragon, at Aragon, Spain
1 p.m.
CBS Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota, in London
FOXN.Y. Giants at Kansas City
4:15 p.m.
FOXPhiladelphia at Denver
8:30 p.m.
NBCNewEngland at Atlanta
8:25 a.m.
NBCSN Premier League, Norwich at Stoke
10:55 a.m.
NBCSN Premier League, Liverpool at Sun-
3:30 p.m.
NBCMLS, Los Angeles at Portland
9 p.m.
ESPNMLS, NewYork at Seattle
1:30 a.m.
ESPN2 FIFA, Beach World Cup, champion-
ship, at Papeete, Tahiti (tape)
3 p.m.
ESPN2 Playofs, conference fnals, game 2,
Atlanta at Indiana
5 p.m.
ESPN2 Playofs, conference fnals, game 2,
Minnesota at Phoenix
what s on tv
los angeles iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa
Richards L, 7-84 1-3 6 6 3 1 2 76 4.16
Boshers 0 2 1 1 0 0 4 4.70
Coello 2-3 1 0 0 0 1 14 3.71
Hanson 3 1 0 0 1 1 41 5.42
texas iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa
D.Holland 4 2-3 8 4 4 0 4 79 3.42
Soria W, 1-0 1 1-3 0 0 0 2 2 38 3.86
R.Ross H, 15 1 0 0 0 1 2 15 3.08
Scheppers H, 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1.93
Nathan S, 43-46 1 1 0 0 1 2 24 1.41
Boshers pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.
Inherited runners-scoredBoshers 1-1, Coello
2-1, Soria 1-0. WPRichards 2.
UmpiresHome, Scott Barry; First, Alfonso
Marquez; Second, Ted Barrett; Third, Mike
T3:18. A38,635 (48,114).
Royals 6, White sox 1
Kansas City aB R H Bi BB sO avg.
A.Gordon lf 4 1 1 1 0 2 .267
Bonifacio 2b 4 1 2 2 1 1 .246
Hosmer 1b 5 1 2 0 0 0 .302
B.Butler dh 5 1 3 2 0 1 .289
S.Perez c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .287
Maxwell rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .257
L.Cain cf 4 0 2 1 0 0 .253
Carroll 3b 3 1 1 0 1 0 .211
A.Escobar ss 4 1 2 0 0 0 .235
totals 37 6 14 6 2 6
Chicago aB R H Bi BB sO avg.
Jor.Danks cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .234
G.Beckham2b 4 1 1 1 0 2 .266
Al.Ramirez ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 .282
A.Dunn dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .217
Konerko 1b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .247
A.Garcia rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .288
Viciedo lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .265
Semien 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .246
Phegley c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .209
totals 30 1 4 1 1 12
Kansas City 300 102 0006 14 0
Chicago 000 001 0001 4 0
LOBKansas City 7, Chicago 3. 2BA.Gordon
(27), Hosmer (34), B.Butler (27), Carroll (9). 3B
Al.Ramirez (2). HRG.Beckham (5), of Shields.
RBIsA.Gordon (81), Bonifacio 2 (31), B.Butler 2
(80), L.Cain (46), G.Beckham (24). SBBonifa-
cio (28), A.Escobar (22). CSCarroll (1).
Runners left in scoring positionKansas
City 4 (Carroll, Hosmer 2, B.Butler); Chicago 1
(Konerko). RISPKansas City 6 for 14; Chicago
0 for 2.
GIDPS.Perez, Carroll, A.Garcia.
DPKansas City 1 (Carroll, Bonifacio, Hos-
mer); Chicago 3 (G.Beckham, Konerko), (Al.
Ramirez, G.Beckham, Konerko), (Al.Ramirez,
Kansas City iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa
Shields W, 13-9 7 4 1 1 1 10 98 3.15
W.Davis 2 0 0 0 0 2 24 5.32
Chicago iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa
Sale L, 11-14 5 1-3 9 4 4 1 5 96 3.07
Petricka 1 2-3 3 2 2 1 0 27 3.44
Troncoso 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 4.66
Leesman 1 1 0 0 0 1 16 7.20
HBPby Sale (A.Gordon). WPLeesman.
UmpiresHome, Jerry Meals; First, Paul Em-
mel; Second, Chris Conroy; Third, Gary Darling.
T2:37. A24,474 (40,615).
indians 12, twins 6
Cleveland aB R H Bi BB sO avg.
Brantley lf 5 0 1 0 1 1 .288
Swisher 1b 6 1 2 0 0 1 .246
Kipnis 2b 5 2 3 2 0 1 .281
C.Santana dh 3 3 2 1 2 0 .269
Raburn rf 5 0 1 2 0 2 .273
M.Carson rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .636
As.Cabrera ss 5 2 3 1 0 0 .244
Y.Gomes c 5 0 1 1 0 3 .294
Aviles 3b 5 1 2 2 0 0 .255
Stubbs cf 4 3 2 2 1 1 .233
totals 43 12 17 11 4 9
Minnesota aB R H Bi BB sO avg.
Presley cf 5 0 2 2 0 1 .283
Dozier 2b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .245
Doumit rf 5 1 2 0 0 1 .249
Arcia dh 4 0 0 0 0 3 .251
Pinto c 1 0 1 0 0 0 .342
C.Herrmann c 2 0 0 0 0 0 .203
Ploufe 3b 3 1 3 1 1 0 .256
Parmelee 1b 3 1 0 0 1 1 .232
Mastroianni lf 4 2 2 0 0 2 .194
Florimon ss 4 1 1 3 0 1 .224
totals 36 6 11 6 2 10
Cleveland 430 020 01212 17 0
Minnesota 000 123 0006 11 0
LOBCleveland 8, Minnesota 6. 2BSwisher
(26), Kipnis (36), C.Santana 2 (38), As.Cabrera
2 (35). 3BKipnis (4). HRStubbs (10), of
Hendriks; Florimon (9), of Kluber. RBIsKipnis
2 (83), C.Santana (71), Raburn 2 (55), As.Cabrera
(64), Y.Gomes (37), Aviles 2 (46), Stubbs 2 (45),
Presley 2 (11), Ploufe (52), Florimon 3 (44). SB
Stubbs (17).
Runners left in scoring positionCleveland
1 (Raburn); Minnesota 2 (Parmelee 2). RISP
Cleveland 7 for 12; Minnesota 3 for 6.
Runners moved upFlorimon. GIDPSwisher,
Dozier, Parmelee.
DPCleveland 2 (As.Cabrera, Kipnis, Swisher),
(Aviles, Kipnis, Swisher); Minnesota 1 (Ploufe,
Dozier, Parmelee).
Cleveland iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa
Kluber W, 11-5 5 1-3 10 6 6 1 5 91 3.85
R.Hill 1-3 1 0 0 0 0 7 6.28
C.C.Lee H, 1 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 5 4.15
Rzepczynski H, 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 0.96
Masterson 1 0 0 0 1 3 25 3.48
M.Albers 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 3.14
Minnesota iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa
P.Hernandez L, 3-31 2-37 6 6 1 1 43 6.83
Martis 2 1-3 2 1 1 0 0 37 5.59
Hendriks 4 2-3 8 5 5 2 8 99 6.85
Duensing 1-3 0 0 0 1 0 8 4.05
Inherited runners-scoredR.Hill 3-3, C.C.Lee
1-0, Martis 1-1. IBBof Hendriks (C.Santana).
HBPby Kluber (Pinto).
UmpiresHome, Tony Randazzo; First, Larry
Vanover; Second, Greg Gibson; Third, Brian Gor-
T3:31. A24,074 (39,021).
athletics 8, Mariners 2
Oakland aB R H Bi BB sO avg.
Crisp cf 5 1 4 0 0 0 .263
Donaldson 3b 5 0 0 1 0 2 .302
Lowrie ss 5 1 2 0 0 1 .289
Moss dh 5 1 1 3 0 3 .255
Cespedes lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .240
S.Smith lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .249
c-C.Young ph-lf 1 1 0 0 1 1 .197
Reddick rf 3 1 0 0 1 2 .223
Vogt c 2 0 0 0 0 0 .252
a-D.Norris ph-c 2 2 2 3 0 0 .250
Barton 1b 3 1 1 1 1 0 .267
Sogard 2b 2 0 1 0 0 0 .268
b-Callaspo ph-2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .256
totals 38 8 11 8 3 11
seattle aB R H Bi BB sO avg.
B.Miller ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .258
F.Gutierrez rf 4 1 1 1 0 1 .248
Seager 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .261
K.Morales dh 3 1 2 1 1 1 .281
Ibanez lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .246
Smoak 1b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .237
M.Saunders cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .239
Zunino c 3 0 1 0 0 1 .217
Franklin 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .223
totals 32 2 4 2 2 13
Oakland 300 000 3208 11 1
seattle 100 001 0002 4 1
a-homered for Vogt in the 7th. b-fouled out for
Sogard in the 7th. c-walked for S.Smith in the 8th.
ESogard (9), Franklin (12). LOBOakland
6, Seattle 5. 2BCrisp 2 (22), D.Norris (16).
HRMoss (29), of F.Hernandez; D.Norris (9),
of O.Perez; F.Gutierrez (10), of Colon; K.Morales
(23), of Colon. RBIsDonaldson (93), Moss 3
(84), D.Norris 3 (30), Barton (14), F.Gutierrez
(24), K.Morales (80). SBC.Young (9).
Runners left in scoring positionOakland 3
(Crisp, Lowrie, C.Young); Seattle 1 (M.Saunders).
RISPOakland 4 for 10; Seattle 0 for 3.
Runners moved upDonaldson. GIDPCrisp.
DPSeattle 1 (Franklin, B.Miller, Smoak).
Oakland iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa
ColonW, 18-6 6 3 2 2 1 8 97 2.65
Cook 1 1 0 0 0 1 13 2.58
Doolittle 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 3.13
Balfour 1 0 0 0 1 3 22 2.63
seattle iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa
F.Hernandez L, 12-10 6 5 3 3 1 6
106 3.04
O.Perez 1-3 2 3 2 1 0 21 3.74
Capps 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 13 5.59
Luetge 2-3 0 1 1 1 1 13 4.91
Wilhelmsen 1 1-3 4 1 1 0 3 33 4.03
Inherited runners-scoredCapps 2-1, Wil-
helmsen 1-1. WPCapps.
UmpiresHome, Hunter Wendelstedt; First,
Alan Porter; Second, Marvin Hudson; Third, Jerry
T3:06. A23,014 (47,476).
Cardinals 7, Cubs 0
Chicago aB R H Bi BB sO avg.
St.Castro ss 4 0 3 0 0 1 .246
Do.Murphy 3b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .259
Rizzo 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .232
D.Navarro c 3 0 1 0 0 1 .304
Schierholtz rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .248
Sweeney cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .273
Bogusevic lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .277
Barney 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .209
Tr.Wood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Raley p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000
a-Watkins ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .206
Al.Cabrera p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
B.Parker p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
H.Rondon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
c-Lake ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .289
Limp 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
totals 34 0 7 0 0 13
st. louis aB R H Bi BB sO avg.
M.Carpenter 2b 3 1 1 0 2 0 .321
Beltran rf 2 1 1 0 1 0 .297
S.Robinson rf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .245
Holliday lf 2 2 2 1 2 0 .299
Ma.Adams 1b 5 1 1 0 0 2 .284
Y.Molina c 4 1 2 3 0 0 .316
Freese 3b 3 1 1 1 1 1 .262
Jay cf 4 0 2 1 0 0 .273
Kozma ss 2 0 0 0 2 0 .215
Lynn p 3 0 0 0 0 2 .074
Siegrist p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Mujica p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
b-Wong ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .148
Ca.Martinez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rosenthal p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
totals 31 7 10 6 8 6
Chicago 000 000 0000 7 1
st. louis 301 201 00x7 10 0
a-struck out for Raley in the 5th. b-fied out
for Mujica in the 7th. c-struck out for H.Rondon
in the 8th.
ED.Navarro (5). LOBChicago 8, St. Louis 9.
2BSt.Castro (33), Y.Molina (43), Jay (27). HR
Freese (9), of Raley; Holliday (21), of B.Parker.
RBIsHolliday (92), Y.Molina 3 (78), Freese (60),
Jay (66).
Runners left in scoring positionChicago
2 (Schierholtz, Barney); St. Louis 5 (Lynn 2,
Y.Molina, M.Carpenter, Ma.Adams). RISPChi-
cago 0 for 4; St. Louis 2 for 10.
Runners moved upRizzo. GIDPM.Carpen-
ter, Ma.Adams.
DPChicago 2 (Barney, St.Castro, Rizzo), (St.
Castro, Rizzo).
Chicago iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa
Tr.Wood L, 9-12 1 4 3 3 2 1 37 3.11
Raley 3 3 3 2 3 3 59 5.14
Al.Cabrera 1 1 0 0 1 0 11 4.50
B.Parker 1 2 1 1 0 1 16 2.78
H.Rondon 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 4.86
Lim 1 0 0 0 2 1 20 5.40
st. louis iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa
LynnW, 15-10 6 4 0 0 0 9 98 3.97
Siegrist 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 11 0.47
Mujica 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2.52
Ca.Martinez 1 1 0 0 0 2 17 5.27
Rosenthal 1 2 0 0 0 2 15 2.63
IBBof Tr.Wood (Kozma). HBPby Raley
(Holliday), by Lynn (D.Navarro).
UmpiresHome, Brian Knight; First, Mark
Carlson; Second, Dan Iassogna; Third, Gerry
T2:54. A44,030 (43,975).
nationals 8, Diamondbacks 4
Washington aB R H Bi BB sO avg.
Kobernus lf 2 1 1 0 1 0 .192
b-Span ph-cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .279
Zimmerman 3b 5 0 0 0 0 2 .277
Werth rf 2 2 2 3 2 0 .319
1-C.Brown pr-rf 0 0 0 0 1 0 .182
Harper cf-lf 5 1 1 1 0 2 .276
Desmond ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .282
W.Ramos c 4 1 1 3 0 1 .275
T.Moore 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .221
Rendon 2b 3 1 1 1 0 1 .261
Strasburg p 3 0 0 0 0 3 .143
Clippard p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
d-Tracy ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .190
Abad p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
X.Cedeno p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
totals 35 8 9 8 4 10
arizona aB R H Bi BB sO avg.
Eaton lf 5 0 1 0 0 1 .255
G.Parra rf 4 0 2 1 0 0 .270
Goldschmidt 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .303
Prado 3b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .281
A.Hill 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .293
M.Montero c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .232
Pollock cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .269
Gregorius ss 3 1 0 1 1 0 .254
Corbin p 0 1 0 0 0 0 .123
a-Campana ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261
W.Harris p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Putz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
c-Pennington ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .242
Roe p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Langwell p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
e-Davidson ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .236
totals 34 4 9 3 2 5
Washington 000 140 0308 9 0
arizona 002 000 0024 9 0
a-groundedout for Corbininthe 5th. b-popped
out for Kobernus in the 7th. c-struck out for Putz
in the 7th. d-singled for Clippard in the 9th. e-
doubled for Langwell in the 9th.
1-ran for Werth in the 8th.
LOBWashington 5, Arizona 6. 2BHarper
(24), T.Moore (9), Rendon (23), Prado (36), Da-
vidson (5). HRWerth (25), of Corbin; W.Ramos
(16), of Roe. RBIsWerth 3 (82), Harper (58),
W.Ramos 3 (59), Rendon (35), G.Parra (48),
Gregorius (28), Davidson (12). SBKobernus (3).
CSDesmond (6).
Runners left in scoring positionWashington
3 (Zimmerman, Harper 2); Arizona 4 (Pollock,
A.Hill, Prado, Eaton). RISPWashington 3 for 10;
Arizona 4 for 13.
Runners moved upZimmerman, Gregorius.
GIDPGoldschmidt, Gregorius.
DPWashington 2 (Zimmerman, Rendon,
T.Moore), (Rendon, Desmond, T.Moore).
Washington iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa
StrasburgW, 8-9 7 6 2 2 2 4 101 3.00
Clippard 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 2.41
Abad 2-3 3 2 2 0 0 17 3.35
X.Cedeno 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1.59
arizona iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa
Corbin L, 14-8 5 6 5 5 2 7 90 3.41
W.Harris 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 2.91
Putz 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 2.36
Roe 1 2 3 3 1 1 23 4.03
Langwell 1 1 0 0 1 0 26 5.19
Inherited runners-scoredX.Cedeno 1-0.
HBPby Strasburg (Corbin), by Langwell (Ren-
don). WPRoe.
UmpiresHome, Marty Foster; First, Wally
Bell; Second, Hal Gibson; Third, TimMcClelland.
T2:57. A31,037 (48,633).
Dodgers 11, Rockies 0
Colorado aB R H Bi BB sO avg.
Blackmon cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .307
LeMahieu 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .280
Tulowitzki ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .313
Corpas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Boggs p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
a-J.Herrera ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .292
Cuddyer rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Arenado 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .268
Helton 1b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .252
R.Wheeler 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225
Culberson lf 2 0 1 0 0 1 .304
Manship p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rutledge ss 1 0 0 0 0 1 .236
Pacheco c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .233
McHugh p 1 0 1 0 0 0 .167
Co.Dickerson lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .268
totals 31 0 5 0 0 11
los angeles aB R H Bi BB sO avg.
Puig rf 3 1 0 0 1 0 .322
Van Slyke rf-1b 0 0 0 0 1 0 .242
C.Crawford lf 5 1 2 3 0 1 .284
Capuano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .042
League p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Kemp cf 4 2 0 0 1 0 .270
Ad.Gonzalez 1b 3 2 2 1 1 0 .296
A.Castellanos rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .188
Uribe 3b 4 2 3 2 1 0 .277
A.Ellis c 4 2 2 3 0 1 .240
Marmol p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Buss lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125
M.Ellis 2b 5 0 3 2 0 1 .270
D.Gordon ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .237
Kershawp 3 1 1 0 0 1 .182
Butera c 1 0 1 0 0 0 .167
totals 38 11 15 11 5 5
Colorado 000 000 0000 5 3
los angeles 401 321 00x11 15 0
a-singled for Boggs in the 9th.
EPacheco (7), Blackmon 2 (4). LOBColora-
do 4, Los Angeles 8. 2BUribe (21), D.Gordon (1).
HRAd.Gonzalez (22), of McHugh; C.Crawford
(6), of McHugh; A.Ellis (10), of Manship. RBIs
C.Crawford 3 (31), Ad.Gonzalez (100), Uribe 2
(50), A.Ellis 3 (52), M.Ellis 2 (48). SBUribe (5).
Runners left in scoring positionLosAngeles 6
(D.Gordon 3, M.Ellis, C.Crawford 2). RISPColo-
rado 0 for 0; Los Angeles 5 for 15.
DPColorado 1 (Arenado, R.Wheeler).
Colorado iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa
McHugh L, 0-4 4 9 8 8 1 3 8810.04
Manship 1 2-3 5 3 3 2 1 52 7.04
Corpas 1 1-3 1 0 0 1 1 21 4.54
Boggs 1 0 0 0 1 0 12 8.10
los angeles iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa
KershawW, 16-9 6 4 0 0 0 8 82 1.83
Marmol 1 0 0 0 0 1 15 4.41
Capuano 1 0 0 0 0 2 12 4.30
League 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 5.30
Inherited runners-scoredCorpas 2-0.
UmpiresHome, James Hoye; First, Jim
Reynolds; Second, Bob Davidson; Third, John
T2:53. A52,367 (56,000).
Giants 7, Padres 3
san Diego aB R H Bi BB sO avg.
Venable cf-rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .265
Brach p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Hynes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
g-Kotsay ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .199
Denorfa rf-cf-rf 3 2 1 0 2 1 .274
Gyorko 2b 4 0 3 1 0 0 .249
Headley 3b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .249
Medica 1b 3 0 1 1 1 2 .262
J.Guzman lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .221
Hundley c 3 0 0 0 1 0 .233
Amarista ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .239
e-Forsythe ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 .218
B.Smith p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .111
Layne p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Boxberger p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
c-Fuentes ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .125
f-C.Robinson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143
totals 33 3 9 3 5 6
san Francisco aB R H Bi BB sO avg.
G.Blanco lf 4 0 3 2 1 0 .267
Abreu 2b 5 1 3 0 0 0 .264
Belt 1b 5 1 1 2 0 1 .287
Posey c 3 0 0 0 1 2 .294
Pence rf 3 1 1 1 1 2 .282
Sandoval 3b 3 1 0 0 1 2 .274
Noonan 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219
B.Crawford ss 3 1 0 0 1 0 .250
J.Perez cf 4 2 3 2 0 0 .268
Vogelsong p 1 0 0 0 1 1 .069
a-Kieschnick ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205
b-Pill ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .222
Machi p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Hembree p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
S.Casilla p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
d-H.Sanchez ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .258
J.Lopez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Dunning p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
totals 32 7 11 7 7 9
san Diego 101 000 0013 9 0
san Francisco 023 001 01x7 11 0
a-was announced for Vogelsong in the 6th. b-
walked for Kieschnick in the 6th. c-struck out for
Boxberger in the 7th. d-struck out for S.Casilla
in the 8th. e-homered for Amarista in the 9th. f-
grounded out for Fuentes in the 9th. g-singled for
Hynes in the 9th.
LOBSan Diego 8, San Francisco 8. 2BVen-
able (21), Gyorko (26), Headley (34), J.Perez (5).
3BG.Blanco (6), Abreu (3). HRForsythe (6),
of J.Lopez; J.Perez (1), of B.Smith; Belt (17), of
B.Smith; Pence (26), of B.Smith. RBIsGyorko
(57), Medica (8), Forsythe (19), G.Blanco 2 (41),
Belt 2 (65), Pence (94), J.Perez 2 (8).
Runners left in scoring positionSan Diego
4 (J.Guzman, Gyorko, Amarista, Hundley); San
Francisco 4 (Posey, Abreu 2, B.Crawford). RISP
San Diego 1 for 7; San Francisco 1 for 7.
GIDPDenorfa, Hundley.
DPSan Francisco 2 (S.Casilla, Posey, Belt),
(Noonan, Abreu, Belt).
san Diego iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa
B.Smith L, 1-3 5 2-3 8 6 6 3 8 106 6.44
Layne 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 2.08
Boxberger 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.86
Brach 1 0 0 0 2 0 20 3.19
Hynes 1 3 1 1 0 1 29 9.00
san Francisco iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa
VogelsongW, 4-6 6 5 2 2 4 3 91 5.73
Machi 1 0 0 0 0 2 17 2.42
Hembree 0 2 0 0 0 0 13 0.00
S.Casilla H, 23 1 0 0 0 1 1 17 2.16
J.Lopez 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1.83
Dunning 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 2.66
Hembree pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
J.Lopez pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.
Layne pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.
Inherited runners-scoredLayne 2-1, Box-
berger 3-0, S.Casilla 2-0.
UmpiresHome, Rob Drake; First, Joe West;
Second, QuinnWolcott; Third, Andy Fletcher.
T3:13. A41,103 (41,915).
Yankees 3, astros 2
newYork aB R H Bi BB sO avg.
Granderson cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .232
Nunez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .256
Cano dh 4 1 1 0 0 2 .313
A.Soriano lf 3 1 1 0 1 2 .253
Mar.Reynolds 1b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .221
D.Adams 2b 4 0 1 2 0 2 .194
Z.Almonte rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .240
Ryan ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .197
J.Murphy c 3 0 1 0 0 1 .158
totals 33 3 6 3 1 10
Houston aB R H Bi BB sO avg.
Villar ss 4 0 1 0 0 2 .249
Altuve 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .284
M.Dominguez 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .244
Krauss dh 2 0 0 0 2 0 .214
1-Elmore pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
Carter 1b-lf 3 1 0 0 1 0 .225
Crowe lf-cf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .225
Hoes rf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .282
Corporan c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .226
B.Barnes cf 2 0 1 0 0 1 .242
a-Wallace ph-1b 2 0 1 2 0 1 .222
totals 31 2 5 2 5 7
newYork 000 300 0003 6 0
Houston 000 000 2002 5 1
a-doubled for B.Barnes in the 7th.
1-ran for Krauss in the 8th.
EM.Dominguez (16). LOBNew York 4,
Houston 7. 2BA.Soriano (8), D.Adams (5),
J.Murphy (1), Wallace (14). RBIsMar.Reynolds
(66), D.Adams 2 (13), Wallace 2 (36). SBVillar
(18). CSElmore (6).
Runners left in scoring positionNew York 3
(Granderson, Ryan, D.Adams); Houston 3 (Cor-
poran, M.Dominguez 2). RISPNew York 2 for 7;
Houston 2 for 5.
newYork iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa
WarrenW, 3-2 5 2 0 0 1 4 64 3.39
D.Phelps H, 1 1 2-3 1 2 2 2 1 33 5.04
Chamberlain H, 51-3 2 0 0 1 0 14 4.93
Claiborne H, 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 13 4.17
D.Robertson S, 3-51 0 0 0 0 1 7 2.07
Houston iP H R eR BB sO nP eRa
Oberholtzer L, 4-55 1-35 3 2 1 4 81 2.76
Zeid 1 2-3 0 0 0 0 3 20 3.76
K.Chapman 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 1.83
Fields 1 1 0 0 0 2 15 5.25
Inherited runners-scoredChamberlain 2-2,
Zeid 1-0.
UmpiresHome, Kerwin Danley; First, Vic
Carapazza; Second, Bill Miller; Third, Gary Ced-
T3:04. A29,486 (42,060).
FRiDaYs late BOxsCORes
Rangers 7, angels 4
los angeles aB R H Bi BB sO avg.
Aybar ss 5 3 3 0 0 0 .271
Cowgill lf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .233
Field 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
c-J.Hamilton ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250
Trout cf 1 0 0 2 2 1 .323
H.Kendrick dh 5 0 1 1 0 2 .300
Trumbo 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .235
Calhoun rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .281
Iannetta c 2 0 0 0 1 0 .225
a-Shuck ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291
G.Green 2b 3 0 0 0 0 3 .250
b-Conger ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251
An.Romine 3b 3 1 1 0 1 1 .257
totals 34 4 9 4 4 10
texas aB R H Bi BB sO avg.
Kinsler 2b 5 2 1 0 0 0 .276
Andrus ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 .272
Rios rf 3 1 1 1 0 1 .278
A.Beltre 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .315
Pierzynski c 4 1 1 1 0 1 .273
Moreland 1b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .233
Gentry lf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .275
Dav.Murphy dh 3 1 1 0 1 0 .220
L.Martin cf 2 0 1 0 0 1 .263
totals 32 7 10 3 2 4
los angeles 101 020 0004 9 5
texas 140 020 00x7 10 0
a-fied out for Iannetta in the 8th. b-grounded
out for G.Green in the 8th. c-doubled for Field in
the 9th.
EAybar (15), An.Romine (4), Cowgill (1), Rich-
ards (2), Calhoun (8). LOBLos Angeles 9, Texas
7. 2BAybar 3 (33), J.Hamilton (32), H.Kendrick
(21), Rios (31), Gentry (12). RBIsCowgill (8),
Trout 2 (96), H.Kendrick (54), Rios (80), Pierzyn-
ski (70), Gentry (20). SBGentry (22), L.Martin
(36). SAndrus, L.Martin 2. SFTrout 2, Rios.
Runners left in scoring positionLosAngeles 4
(An.Romine, Trumbo, Aybar, H.Kendrick); Texas 5
(Moreland, Andrus 2, L.Martin 2). RISPLos An-
geles 2 for 11; Texas 4 for 15.
Runners moved upCowgill 2, Iannetta,
A.Beltre, Dav.Murphy.
natiOnal FOOtBall leaGUe
aMeRiCan COnFeRenCe
W l t Pct PF Pa
NewEngland 3 0 0 1.000 59 34
Miami 3 0 0 1.000 74 53
N.Y. Jets 2 1 0 .667 55 50
Bufalo 1 2 0 .333 65 73
W l t Pct PF Pa
Houston 2 1 0 .667 70 82
Indianapolis 2 1 0 .667 68 48
Tennessee 2 1 0 .667 60 56
Jacksonville 0 3 0 .000 28 92
W l t Pct PF Pa
Cincinnati 2 1 0 .667 75 64
Baltimore 2 1 0 .667 71 64
Cleveland 1 2 0 .333 47 64
Pittsburgh 0 3 0 .000 42 76
W l t Pct PF Pa
Denver 3 0 0 1.000 127 71
Kansas City 3 0 0 1.000 71 34
San Diego 1 2 0 .333 78 81
Oakland 1 2 0 .333 57 67
natiOnal COnFeRenCe
W l t Pct PF Pa
Dallas 2 1 0 .667 83 55
Philadelphia 1 2 0 .333 79 86
N.Y. Giants 0 3 0 .000 54 115
Washington 0 3 0 .000 67 98
W l t Pct PF Pa
NewOrleans 3 0 0 1.000 70 38
Carolina 1 2 0 .333 68 36
Atlanta 1 2 0 .333 71 74
Tampa Bay 0 3 0 .000 34 57
W l t Pct PF Pa
Chicago 3 0 0 1.000 95 74
Detroit 2 1 0 .667 82 69
Green Bay 1 2 0 .333 96 88
Minnesota 0 3 0 .000 81 96
W l t Pct PF Pa
Seattle 3 0 0 1.000 86 27
San Francisco 2 2 0 .500 79 95
Arizona 1 2 0 .333 56 79
St. Louis 1 3 0 .250 69 121
thursdays Game
San Francisco 35, St. Louis 11
sundays Games
N.Y. Giants at Kansas City, 1 p.m.
Seattle at Houston, 1 p.m.
Baltimore at Bufalo, 1 p.m.
Arizona at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m.
Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m.
Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at London, 1 p.m.
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.
NewEngland at Atlanta, 8:30 p.m.
Open: Carolina, Green Bay
Mondays Game
Miami at NewOrleans, 8:40 p.m.
thursday, Oct. 3
Bufalo at Cleveland, 8:25 p.m.
sunday, Oct. 6
Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m.
NewOrleans at Chicago, 1 p.m.
Kansas City at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at St. Louis, 1 p.m.
NewEngland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
Seattle at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.
Baltimore at Miami, 1 p.m.
Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.
Carolina at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.
San Diego at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.
Denver at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.
Houston at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m.
Open: Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Wash-
Monday, Oct. 7
N.Y. Jets at Atlanta, 8:40 p.m.
COlleGe FOOtBall
Albright 48, Kings (Pa.) 29
Amherst 27, Bowdoin 11
Bates 20, Tufts 16
Bloomsburg 56, Lock Haven 10
Bridgewater (Mass.) 30, Fitchburg St. 20
Bryant 47, Wagner 28
Bufalo 41, UConn 12
Carnegie-Mellon 41, Geneva 34, 2OT
Cheyney 40, East Stroudsburg 6
Coast Guard 37, Nichols 20
College of NJ 7, S. Virginia 2
Delaware Valley 41, Stevenson 23
Dickinson 31, Moravian 7
Edinboro 43, Seton Hill 7
Florida St. 48, Boston College 34
Fordham38, St. Francis (Pa.) 20
FraminghamSt. 14, W. Connecticut 12
Franklin &Marshall 46, Juniata 16
Gannon 45, Clarion 25
Gettysburg 42, Susquehanna 28
Hobart 24, Merchant Marine 8
Indiana (Pa.) 20, California (Pa.) 7
Ithaca 24, Bufalo St. 20
LebanonValley 65, FDU-Florham21
Lehigh 34, NewHampshire 27
Livingstone 35, Lincoln (Pa.) 7
Lycoming 16, Widener 14
Mass.-Dartmouth 38, Plymouth St. 7
Merrimack 66, Pace 14
Middlebury 27, Colby 10
Monmouth (NJ) 37, Columbia 14
NewHaven 48, CWPost 23
Pittsburgh 14, Virginia 3
Princeton 50, Georgetown 22
Rhode Island 42, CCSU7
Rochester 36, Springfeld 35
Salve Regina 29, MIT21
Shippensburg 48, Millersville 10
St. Augustines 29, Bowie St. 7
St. John Fisher 33, Cortland St. 25
St. Lawrence 30, Union (NY) 20
Trinity (Conn.) 20, Williams 13
Ursinus 40, McDaniel 21
Villanova 35, Penn 6
W. NewEngland 59, Maine Maritime 0
WPI 27, RPI 14
Washington &Jeferson 32, Thiel 19
Wesleyan (Conn.) 35, Hamilton 6
West Virginia 30, Oklahoma St. 21
Westminster (Pa.) 28, St. Vincent 21
Wilkes 33, Misericordia 14
WilliamPaterson 49, NYMaritime 23
Worcester St. 64, Mass. Maritime 63
Yale 38, Cornell 23
Alderson-Broaddus 17, Va. Lynchburg 14
Alfred 55, Apprentice 41
Ave Maria 27, Warner 3
Bethany (WV) 34, Grove City 31
Butler 45, Jacksonville 27
Campbellsville 54, Belhaven 22
Catawba 25, Carson-Newman 22
Catholic 49, Anna Maria 0
Charleston (WV) 34, Notre Dame Coll. 32
Charleston Southern 27, Appalachian St. 24
Charlotte 45, Presbyterian 21
Clemson 56, Wake Forest 7
Coastal Carolina 53, Elon 28
Concord 20, West Liberty 3
Cumberland (Tenn.) 40, Bluefeld South 10
Duke 38, Troy 31
East Carolina 55, North Carolina 31
Fairmont St. 56, W. Virginia St. 3
Fayetteville St. 31, Elizabeth City St. 27
Fort Valley St. 35, Benedict 30
Georgetown (Ky.) 49, Kentucky Christian 7
Georgia 44, LSU41
Huntingdon 56, Ferrum35
Johns Hopkins 45, Muhlenberg 13
LaGrange 35, Greensboro 21
Lenoir-Rhyne 24, Tusculum10
Lindsey Wilson 37, Faulkner 30, OT
Maine 28, Richmond 21
Maryville (Tenn.) 35, Methodist 26
Mercer 31, Drake 17
Miami 49, South Florida 21
Morehead St. 45, Davidson 14
Murray St. 35, Jacksonville St. 34, OT
NCState 48, Cent. Michigan 14
NCWesleyan 27, Averett 24
Norfolk St. 27, Morgan St. 21
Reinhardt 41, Bethel (Tenn.) 36
Rhodes 36, Berry 24
Robert Morris 37, VMI 31, 2OT
SCState 30, Hampton 6
Samford 62, W. Carolina 23
easteRn COnFeRenCe
atlantic Division
GP W l Ot Pts GF Ga
Boston 7 6 1 0 12 24 17
Tampa Bay 6 5 1 0 10 22 15
Toronto 7 4 2 1 9 21 21
Bufalo 7 4 2 1 9 21 16
Ottawa 6 4 2 0 8 18 13
Florida 6 2 1 3 7 18 20
Montreal 7 3 3 1 7 22 22
Detroit 7 3 4 0 6 21 18
Metropolitan Division
GP W l Ot Pts GF Ga
Washington 7 4 0 3 11 26 21
Columbus 8 4 3 1 9 21 22
NewJersey 6 4 2 0 8 16 11
Pittsburgh 6 3 2 1 7 20 20
Carolina 6 3 3 0 6 12 18
N.Y. Islanders 6 2 4 0 4 16 21
Philadelphia 7 1 5 1 3 16 25
N.Y. Rangers 6 1 5 0 2 9 22
WesteRn COnFeRenCe
Central Division
GP W l Ot Pts GF Ga
Dallas 7 5 0 2 12 28 16
Chicago 5 3 0 2 8 16 14
Minnesota 6 4 2 0 8 15 13
St. Louis 6 3 2 1 7 20 19
Nashville 7 2 4 1 5 15 25
Winnipeg 8 1 4 3 5 14 27
Colorado 5 2 3 0 4 11 16
Pacifc Division
GP W l Ot Pts GF Ga
Edmonton 8 5 2 1 11 26 22
Phoenix 7 4 2 1 9 19 21
Calgary 7 4 2 1 9 25 21
SanJose 5 3 1 1 7 14 9
Los Angeles 6 3 2 1 7 18 15
Anaheim 6 3 3 0 6 13 15
Vancouver 6 2 4 0 4 16 18
nOte: Two points for a win, one point for over-
time loss.
Fridays Games
Carolina 1, Bufalo 0
Washington 6, Philadelphia 3
N.Y. Islanders 6, Nashville 4
Detroit 5, Toronto 2
St. Louis 4, Minnesota 1
Dallas 4, Edmonton 0
Boston 5, Winnipeg 0
Phoenix 2, SanJose 1
Los Angeles 4, N.Y. Rangers 1
saturdays Games
Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Florida, 7 p.m.
Washington at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Colorado vs. Los Angeles at Las Vegas, NV, 10
SanJose at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
sundays Games
Ottawa (ss) vs. N.Y. Islanders (ss) at Barrie,
Ontario, 6 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders (ss) at Ottawa (ss), 7:30 p.m.
San Diego 59, Stetson 0
Shepherd 45, WVWesleyan 10
South Carolina 28, UCF 25
Tennessee 31, SouthAlabama 24
Thomas More 49, Waynesburg 28
Tuskegee 42, Lane 14
UNC-Pembroke 38, Wingate 10
Virginia St. 19, Johnson C. Smith 17
W. Kentucky 19, Navy 7
Washington &Lee 35, Sewanee 24
Webber 35, Mississippi College 7
Wesley 46, Birmingham-Southern 12
West Georgia 31, Shorter 14
Winston-Salem55, Virginia Union 15
Henderson St. 63, East Central 31
Hendrix 48, Southwestern (Texas) 29
Houston 59, UTSA28
S. Arkansas 47, NWOklahoma St. 14
SamHouston St. 49, E. Washington 34
TCU48, SMU17
Trinity (Texas) 26, Austin 3
Adrian 28, Carthage 14
Augsburg 55, Hamline 20
Baldwin-Wallace 23, Muskingum13
Ball St. 31, Toledo 24
Bemidji St. 41, SWMinnesota St. 40
Bethel (Minn.) 56, Carleton 14
Bowling Green 31, Akron 14
Briar Clif 54, Dordt 14
Central 31, Albion 6
Concordia (Moor.) 24, St. Johns (Minn.) 14
Concordia (Neb.) 24, Dakota St. 0
Concordia (St.P.) 36, Minn. St.-Moorhead 34
Cornell (Iowa) 23, Monmouth (Ill.) 20
Dakota Wesleyan 28, Hastings 19
Defance 34, Anderson (Ind.) 0
Doane 42, Midland 0
E. Illinois 42, E. Kentucky 7
Emporia St. 45, Northeastern St. 24
Eureka 21, Minn.-Morris 13
Findlay 40, MichiganTech 19
Franklin 80, Earlham14
GrandView23, St. Francis (Ind.) 7
Greenville 56, Martin Luther 6
Grinnell 42, Beloit 17
Gustavus 45, St. Olaf 19
Heidelberg 66, Wilmington (Ohio) 12
Illinois 50, Miami (Ohio) 14
Illinois College 44, Ripon 28
Illinois Wesleyan 14, Hope 7
Indianapolis 17, Hillsdale 14
Iowa 23, Minnesota 7
Iowa Wesleyan 41, Mac Murray 14
Jamestown 21, Mayville St. 19
Kenyon 28, DePauw26
Lake Forest 14, Knox 7
Linfeld 43, Case Reserve 0
Marist 31, Dayton 20
Millikin 52, Aurora 49
Minn. Duluth 64, Wayne (Neb.) 21
Minn. St.-Mankato 42, Northern St. (SD) 14
Missouri St. 37, Illinois St. 10
Missouri Valley 29, Culver-Stockton 6
Montana St. 63, North Dakota 20
Mount St. Joseph 52, Blufton 28
N. Dakota St. 20, S. Dakota St. 0
N. Illinois 55, Purdue 24
N. Iowa 41, McNeese St. 6
NWMissouri St. 53, Nebraska-Kearney 7
Nebraska Wesleyan 22, Northwestern (Iowa) 8
North Central (Ill.) 27, Wis.-Stevens Pt. 7
Northwestern (Minn.) 27, Crown (Minn.) 14
Northwood (Mich.) 26, Tifn 11
Ohio Dominican 57, GrandValley St. 14
Ohio Northern 38, Capital 24
Oklahoma 35, Notre Dame 21
Olivet 14, North Park 10
Pacifc Lutheran 21, Wis.-Eau Claire 19
Pittsburg St. 59, Lincoln (Mo.) 38
Quincy 36, Lindenwood (Mo.) 7
Rose-Hulman 44, Manchester 30
S. Dakota Tech 70, WilliamJewell 48
Siena Heights 14, Olivet Nazarene 0
Sioux Falls 52, Minn.-Crookston 7
St. Ambrose 66, Concordia (Mich.) 0
St. Josephs (Ind.) 24, Trine 21
St. Mary (Kan.) 45, Bethany (Kan.) 15
St. Norbert 27, Carroll (Wis.) 7
St. Scholastica 41, Westminster (Mo.) 13
Tennessee St. 73, Central St. (Ohio) 6
Trinity Bible 48, Presentation 14
Upper Iowa 36, Mary 7
Urbana 12, Glenville St. 9
Valparaiso 49, Campbell 42, OT
W. Illinois 24, South Dakota 10
Wabash 65, Allegheny 0
Washburn 28, Cent. Oklahoma 19
Washington (Mo.) 31, Centre 14
Wayne (Mich.) 38, Malone 27
WilliamPenn 21, Taylor 10
Winona St. 49, Minot St. 14
Wis.-Oshkosh 56, Alma 3
Wis.-Whitewater 65, Waldorf 0
Wooster 38, Hiram24
Chadron St. 35, Western St. (Col.) 14
Colorado Mines 30, NMHighlands 10
Colorado St. 59, UTEP42
E. Oregon 35, Carroll (Mont.) 31
Fort Lewis 38, W. NewMexico 28
Menlo 56, La Verne 7
Mesa St. 49, Black Hills St. 11
Montana St.-Northern 33, Montana Western 21
Oregon St. 44, Colorado 17
Rocky Mountain 13, Montana Tech 6
S. Oregon 66, Dickinson St. 20
S. Utah 27, N. Colorado 21
W. Oregon 30, Simon Fraser 9<
Mettenberger had three touch-
downs on 23-of-37 passing, con-
tinually burning the Bulldogs
on third down. He completed a
25-yard pass on Odell Beckham
on third-and-22 to improbably
extend an LSU drive that led to
Hills go-ahead touchdown.
eorgia did plenty of damage on
the ground in the rst half, but
star running back Todd Gurley
sustained an apparent left ankle
injury on a 25-yard run. He didnt
return, watching the second half
while wearing a windbreaker and
walking boot.
The Bulldogs werent nearly
as effective on the ground with
Keith Marshall handling the load,
but Murray and his receivers took
up the slack. Chris Conley had
ve catches for 112 yards and
a touchdown. Michael Bennett
hauled in a pair of scoring passes.
Georgia nished with 494
yards, though the bulk of those
came in a back-and-forth rst
half that ended with Georgia on
top 24-17.
Little-used Kadron Boone had
two early touchdown catches for
LSU, but Jarvis Landry turned
out to be Mettenbergers go-to
receiver. The junior had 10
catches for 156 yards, including
a 39-yard touchdown that tied
the game at 27 late in the third
The Associated Press
Clint Trickett threwa touchdown
pass in his rst start at West
Virginia, Ishmael Banks returned
an interception for a touchdown
and the Mountaineers shocked
No. 11 Oklahoma State 30-21 on
Josh Lambert kicked three
eld goals for West Virginia (3-2,
1-1 Big 12), which rebounded
from its rst shutout loss in 11
years to outlast the mistake-
prone Cowboys.
Trickett became West
Virginias third starting quar-
terback this season after Ford
Childress was injured last week.
Trickett nished 24 of 50 for 309
But after taking a 24-14 half-
time lead, West Virginia was held
out of the end zone in the second
half and relied on its defense to
slow down J.W. Walsh.
Walsh threw three touchdown
passes but was intercepted twice.
The Cowboys (3-1, 0-1) were
penalized 10 times for 96 yards
and had four turnovers more
than their rst three games com-
No. 3 Clemson 56, Wake Forest 7
CLEMSON, S.C. Tajh Boyd
became the second Atlantic
Coast Conference quarterback
to account for 100 career touch-
downs, leading Clemson to the
easy win.
Boyd threw for three touch-
downs and rushed for another
score. He stands at 102 TDs,
joining former North Carolina
State star Phillip Rivers in the
ACCs century club. Boyd passed
for 311 yards and ran for 69 to
surpass Charlie Whitehurst as
Clemsons total offense leader.
The Tigers (4-0, 2-0) have won
their rst four games for the sec-
ond time in Boyds three seasons
as starter. He had touchdown
throws of 64 yards to Sammy
Watkins, 75 yards to D.J. Howard
and 14 yards to Mike Williams
as Clemson built a 35-7 halftime
Tanner Price had a TDpass for
Wake Forest (2-3, 0-2).
No. 8 Florida State 48, Boston
College 34
BOSTON Jameis Winston
threw for four touchdowns for
Florida State, including a 55-yard
Hail Mary as time expired in the
rst half.
Winston had rst-half touch-
down passes of 56 and 10 yards
to tie the game after BC, coming
off a 28-point loss to Southern
California, opened a 17-3 lead.
The desperation heave to Kenny
Shaw made it 24-17, and then
Winston added a fourth TD
pass in the second half as the
Seminoles (4-0, 2-0 Atlantic
Coast Conference) pulled away.
In all, the Florida State fresh-
man completed 17 of 28 passes
for 330 yards and ran 14 times
for 67 more.
Chase Rettig completed 19 of
29 passes for 197 yards and a
career-high four touchdowns for
BC (2-2, 1-1).
No. 12 South Carolina 28, Central
Florida 25
ORLANDO, Fla. Mike
Davis rushed for 167 yards and
three touchdowns as South
Carolina overcame an injury to
its starting quarterback, four
turnovers and a halftime decit
to get the win.
Davis picked up the slack after
starting QB Connor Shaw left
with a sprained right shoulder
following a hard tackle during
South Carolinas rst offensive
Knights quarterback Blake
Bortles threw for 358 yards and
two touchdowns, but had two
interceptions and a fumble.
South Carolina (3-1) also lost
second-string tailback Brandon
Wilds in the third quarter with
a left elbow strain, but Davis
remained steady as the primary
ball carrier.
UCF (3-1) had all the early
momentum, leading 10-0 at
halftime, the rst time the
Gamecocks had been shut out in
a half since 2010.
No. 15 Miami 49, South Florida 21
TAMPA, Fla. Stephen
Morris threw for two touch-
downs before limping off with an
ankle injury and Duke Johnson
scored a TDin his eighth consec-
utive game, helping Miami roll to
the win.
Miami (4-0) is off to its best
start in nine years heading into
next weekends Atlantic Coast
Conference opener at home
against Georgia Tech. At 0-4
under rst-year coach Willie
Taggart, USF is off to the worst
start in school history and has
dropped 13 of 14 dating to last
Morris threw for 222 yards,
moving ahead of Steve Walsh
and into ninth place on Miamis
career passing list. He tossed
TD passes of 19 yards to Herb
Waters and 34 yards to Stacy
Coley as the Hurricanes scored
on their rst three possessions
and amassed 251 yards of offense
in the rst quarter alone.
TheAssociated Press
Rudock threw for one touchdown
and ran for another and Iowa beat
Minnesota on both sides of the
ball in a 23-7 victory on Saturday.
Mark Weisman rushed for 147
yards on 24 carries, and Mike
Meyer made three of his four
eld goal attempts to help the
Hawkeyes (4-1, 1-0) start the
Big Ten with a bang. After losing
their opener to Northern Illinois,
theyve outscored their last two
opponents 82-10.
Senior linebackers Christian
Kirksey, James Morris and
Anthony Hitchens led a stiing
effort on defense, including inter-
ceptions by Kirksey and Morris
of Minnesota quarterback Philip
Nelson. Nelson hadnt played in
two weeks because of an injury,
but he started ahead of Mitch
Leidner for the Gophers (4-1,
Nelson lost 18 yards on nine
rushes and completed 12 of 24
passes for 135 yards and one
touchdown to Derrick Engel, who
had 67 yards on ve catches.
Iowa outgainedMinnesota 464-
165 in total yards and the win lets
the Hawkeyes keep possession of
the Floyd of Rosedale trophy.
The Gophers went 3-9 in 2010
and 2011, but they beat bowl-
bound Iowa teams here in both of
those seasons. The payback came
last year at Kinnick Stadium,
where Minnesotas 4-0 nonconfer-
ence record was buried beneath
a bunch of powerful runs by
Weisman in a 31-13 loss.
Northern Illinois 55, Purdue 24
Jordan Lynch threw for 207
yards and three touchdowns,
and Northern Illinois scored on a
kickoff return and an interception
return to rout Purdue.
Its the rst time a Mid-
American Conference team has
beaten two Big Ten foes in the
same season, and the Huskies
(4-0) made it look easy, tying the
MAC record for victory margin
over a Big Ten school. Toledo
beat Minnesota by 31 in 2001.
Northern Illinois scored on its
rst four series, forced ve turn-
overs and led 27-10 at the half as
Lynch became the 26th player in
Football Bowl Subdivision history
to top 4,000 yards passing and
2,000 rushing in his career. He
was 18 of 25 and had nine carries
for 35 yards and a score.
Purdue (1-4, 0-1) was so bad,
coach Darrell Hazell yanked start-
ing quarterback Rob Henry and
inserted true freshman Danny
Etling late in the rst half.
Illinois 50, Miami (Ohio) 14
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Nathan
Scheelhaase threw for 278 yards
and ve touchdowns and Illinois
used a 29-point second quarter to
blowby Miami of Ohio.
The senior quarterback had all
ve touchdown throws for Illinois
(3-1) by halftime. He nished 19
of 24 for 278 yards with one inter-
Illinois took a 36-0 lead into
halftime on Scheelhaases 45-yard
touchdown pass to Matt LaCosse
with just over ve minutes left in
the second quarter.
The Illini got their third win of
the season early after nishing
2-10 a year ago and closing with
nine-straight losses.
turned a pair of early Virginia
turnovers into touchdowns and
the Panther defense did the rest
in a 14-3 victory on Saturday.
Tom Savage completed 13 of
30 passes for 190 yards and a
touchdown with two intercep-
tions before leaving late in the
fourth quarter. Tyler Boyd caught
seven passes for 111 yards for
Pitt. The Panthers (3-1, 2-1
ACC) have won three straight for
the rst time since 2010.
A week after giving up 55
points to Duke, Pitts defense
shut down the Cavaliers (2-2,
0-1). Virginia managed just 188
total yards. Quarterback David
Watford completed 15 of 36
passes for 122 yards and Virginia
never threatened to make it inter-
esting after spotting the Panthers
two rst-quarter scores.
Both teams came in riding
high. Pitt piled up 589 total
yards in a shootout win over
the Blue Devils while Virginia
pounded VMI 49-0.
The going was considerably
tougher for both sides in a game
to make some sense of the jum-
ble behind Virginia Tech in the
ACCs Coastal Division. Instead,
it proved to be a jumbled mess.
The teams combined for 17
punts, ve turnovers and zero
Lehigh 34, New Hampshire 27
Bialkowski threw two touch-
downs and Sean Farrell ran for
two more to lead Lehigh to a
come-from-behind win over
New Hampshire.
Lehigh was trailing 27-20 in
the third quarter when Farrell
scored his second consecutive
rushing TD to tie the game.
The Lehigh defense held and
Bialkowski capped the next
Mountain Hawks drive with a
15-yard scoring pass to Derek
Knott. Bialkowski was 31 of 52
for 359 yards passing.
Villanova 35, Pennsylvania 6
Robertson passed for three
touchdowns, rushed for a
36-yard TD and accounted for
398 total yards of offense in
leading Villanova to a victory
over Pennsylvania.
Robertson was 19 of 28 for
266 yards, with two TD strikes
to Poppy Livers and the other
to Joe Price as the Wildcats
(2-2) won their second straight
game. Robertson, who is also
Villanovas leading rushter,
added 15 carries for a game-high
132 yards.
The Wildcats forced four
turnovers, including two inter-
ceptions by Joe Sarnese. Craig
James also returned a blocked
eld goal 73 yards for a touch-
The Wildcats had a 21-0 third-
quarter lead before Billy Ragone
completed a 9-yard TD pass to
Spencer Kulcsar for the Quakers
(1-1) only score. Ragone was 18
of 35 for 192 yards.
Villanova has now defeated
Penn in 12 straight years.
Fordham 38, St. Francis 20
Nebrich threw three touch-
downs passes, including two in
the fourth quarter, and Fordham
pulled away from Saint Francis.
The Rams (5-0) set the pace
early, as Jorge Solano returned
the opening kickoff 96 yards for
a touchdown. A 10-yard touch-
down pass from Nebrich to Dan
Light gave the Rams a 14-0 lead
by the end of the rst quarter.
Saint Francis (1-3) came back
to take a brief 20-17 lead on a
71-yard touchdown run by Kyle
Harbridge. Harbridge accounted
for all of the Red Flash scores,
logging three touchdowns while
rushing for a season-high 291
Robert Morris 37, VMI 31, 2OT
LEXINGTON, Va. Deontae
Howard rushed for a career-
high 100 yards and scored the
game-winning touchdown in the
second overtime to lead Robert
Morris over Virginia Military
Paul Jones set the pace for
Robert Morris (2-2) with 321
passing yards, the most by a
Colonial since 2005. Donte Jeter
was his favorite target with eight
catches for 112 yards.
The victory was Colonials rst
ever over VMI (1-4) and came in
Joe Waltons 200th career game
as head coach at Robert Morris. THE TIMES LEADER SPORTS Sunday, September 29, 2013 PAGE 3C
ties for 77 yards. Oklahoma
had no turnovers and four
penalties for 31 yards.
The Sooners, who managed just
15 yards rushing against the Irish
last season, had 19 yards on their
rst two rushing attempts and
nished with 212 yards rushing.
Brennan Clay led the Sooners with
77 yards on 14 carries and Blake
ran for 59 yards on 12 carries.
The game was a stark contrast
to last season, when the Irish dom-
inated the lines of scrimmage and
amassed 215 yards on the ground.
The Sooners frequently went
wide on both runs and passes to
try to offset Notre Dames size
inside. The Irish managed to rush
for a season-high 220 yards, with
George Atkinson running for 148
yards on 14 carries, but it wasnt
Bell, making his second career
start, wasnt as impressive as he
was when he passed for 413 yards
and four touchdowns in a 51-20
win over Tulsa, but he was good
enough to lead the Sooners over
the Irish. He was 22 of 30 pass-
ing for 232 yards and two touch-
downs. He left with what appeared
to be a cramp in the third quarter
following an 11-yard run. But
backup Trevor Knight, who start-
ed the rst two games, ran for 30
yards on the next play to help set
up a 27-yard eld goal by Michael
Hunnicutt, who later added a
Bell came back in the fourth
quarter to connect with Shepard
on the 54-yard pass and 2-point
Tommy Rees struggled for
a second straight game. After
three straight games of passing
for more than 300 yards, he was
9-of-24 passing for a season-low
104 yards.
The Irish, who were held to 82
yards rushing against Michigan
State, had 88 yards rushing in rst
quarter against Oklahoma, rushed
for a season-high 220 yards, high-
lighted by an 80-yard TD run by
Atkinson on Notre Dames rst
offensive play of the second half
to cut the lead to 21-14. Atkinson
took the handoff, took advantage
of a block and raced up the side-
line for the third career TD run of
more than 50 yards.
The 21 points were the most
allowed this season by Oklahoma,
which had been giving up just 9
points a game.
Many of the sellout crowd of
80,795 wore green as requested by
Irish coach Brian Kelly, but there
were a fair share of Oklahoma
fans in the stands as well
although nothing like a game
against Nebraska in 2000 when
Cornhuskers fans wearing red
took up about a third of the sta-
dium. The 14-point loss matches
the second-worst home loss under
Kelly. The worst was 37-14 to
Stanford in 2010.
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AP photos
West Virginia Ishmael Banks (34) reaches over the goal line for a touchdown after returning an interception 58-yards for the score during the first quarter
Saturday against Oklahoma State in Morgantown, W.Va. Oklahoma States J.W. Walsh defends on the play.
Iowa Hawkeyes fullback Mark Weisman (45) carries the ball during the first
quarter Saturday against Minnesota in Minneapolis.
West Virginia burns No. 11 Cowboys
Hawkeyes pick up easy win at Minnesota
Panthers on top defensive struggle
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Line: NO by 6 .
Cotes pick: NO 34-20.
Frankly there are better Week 4 matchups Id peg more likely for closer
games Seahawks-Texans and Patriots-Falcons come to mind but I
can hardly be accused of playing the homer card in giving the Game of
the Week nod to a pair of 3-0 teams merging on a Monday stage. I only
wish I could give Miami much of a chance to get to 4-0 for the frst
time since 1995 in its record 79th MNF appearance. But I cant. I dont.
It isnt that I think the Dolphins are a fuke; Miami should be one of the
75.4 percent majority of 3-0 teams that go on to make the playofs.
No, it is that DrewBrees seems all but unstoppable, and doubly so at
home. He has eight straight 300-yard games and also is on an 8-0
run on Mondays, with a 24-5 TD/pick ratio and a 120.6 rating over
that span. The Dolphins also tend to have trouble with other teams
tight ends, and the ex-Cane Jimmy Grahamhappens to be a one-man
wrecking ball, with 313 receiving yards in past two games. Factor the
possibility both DT Paul Soliai and DE CamWake could miss the game
injured and I just cant see Miami keeping the Saints under 30. This
is the Dolphins big chance to barge into the national conversation.
Alas, the likelihood of a rout seems greater to me than the chance of
an upset.
BEARS (3-0) AT LIONS (2-1)
Line: DET by 3.
Cotes pick: CHI 27-24.
AAAWWWK! yodels the Upset Bird, coptering over this game
as a vulture might hover over carrion. Marc Trestmaawwk! New
coach Marc Trestmaawwk I mean Trestman has the Bears believing,
but series trends predating his arrival make me like Chitown here.
Bears have beaten Motown in nine of past 10, with 27 takeaways.
My big concern about this call isnt that Detroit should have Reggie
Bush back. It is that the Windies might not have CB Charles Tillman
(groin), who is one of the fewguys with a positive history covering
Calvin Johnson. Indeed, Megatron poses a concern, admits U-Bird.
Nevertheless: Chicaaawwwk!
STEELERS (0-3) vs. VIKINGS (0-3) in London
Line: PIT by 1 .
Cotes pick: PIT 23-20.
Hello, London! Will you forgive us turning Wembley Stadiuminto
Winless Stadium? Actually there is at least one NFL game this week
Id much less rather watch than this one (nothing personal, Cardinals-
Bucs), but the Dog committee simply could not resist the weeks only
clash of 0-3s. Luckily, Steelers-Vikings seems like a great matchup
to most Brits, wo dont knowany better. Pittsburgh and Minnesota are
going fromcountry to country until they fnd one they can win in. QB
Christian Ponder (ribs) is ify for Purples, helping tilt the pick.
RAVENS (2-1) AT BILLS (1-2)
Line: BAL by 3 .
Cotes pick: BAL 27-13.
The Ravens risk a natural letdown after last weeks home rout of
Houston, but the Bufs present a struggling ofense to a Baltimore
defense that has not allowed an opponent TD for two straight games.
Also, Ray Rice should return frominjury here for Crows, his welcome
wagon a god-awful Williams run-D.
Line: CIN by 4 .
Cotes pick: CIN 21-19.
The font of Ohioans pride, this state battle fnds both teams coming
of dramatic wins. Brownies rallied past Vikings, and Gals became frst
teamsince 1999 to somehowwin despite allowing 30 unanswered
points. Cincys Marvin Lewis is 14-6 vs. Earthtones, including seven of
past nine, and two of past three by the lake. Like Clevers to stay close,
though. CBJoe Haden should make A.J. Green work for his yards.
GIANTS (0-3) AT CHIEFS (3-0)
Line: KC by 4 .
Cotes pick: KC 27-24.
So many reasons point to Chiefs here. K.C. and Justin Houston lead
league in sacks, and Giants O-line is what Charles Barkley might call
turrible. Carrful Chiefs are plus-9 on turnovers, and bumbling NYG
is minus-13. Andy Reid is 2-0 this season vs. former NFC East rivals.
And yet! I gut-feel this one close, and give NYG a major upset shot.
Bonus fact: Giants, Redskins and Steelers are all 0-3 for frst time in
NFL history.
Line: TB by 2 .
Cotes pick: TB 20-17
Third-round rookie Mike Glennon out of North Carolina State makes
his frst QB start for Buccaneers upon the benching of Josh Freeman.
Coach Greg Schianos desperation is showing, but this is needed fresh
air and could be a spark. especially if WRVincent Jackson (ribs)
can play. Zona is battling a bunch of injuries so make it an unconfdent
venue pick.
COLTS (2-1) AT JAGUARS (0-3)
Line: IND by 8.
Cotes pick: IND 23-17.
Indy has a stout ground game (146.3 average) fortifed by Trent
Richardson, and J-Ville has the dead-worst run defense in the league.
Still, Jags are home and should have Blaine Gabbert back, and they
catch Colts coming of a big upset of San Fran. So there are reasons
to be tempted by that large point spread, especially if the homies can
manage an afternoon of vintage Maurice Jones-Drew.
Line: SEAby 3.
Cotes pick: HOU 24-21.
Upset! Houston was my preseason Super Bowl pick (yes, I still admit
that), and I like Texans to bounce back big at home here after that
embarrassing loss to Ravens. Seattle, though good everywhere, is not
as dominant on the road, and is due a stumble. The recipe for HOU:
Alot fewer penalties than last weeks 14, no Matt Schaub INTs, Andre
Johnson (shin) in the lineup and J.J. Watt reminding Russell Wilson he
isnt in his home comfort zone.
JETS (2-1) AT TITANS (2-1)
Line: TEN by 3 .
Cotes pick: TEN 21-20.
Two teams pleasantly surprised to be 2-1 fnds Jets leading league
with 34 penalties and Titans (31) not far behind, but Tennessee has
zero turnovers. Take Nashvillians at home in what essentially is a coin-
fip game, but leaning Planes ATS with that dangling extra half point
tantalizing me like a damned piece of pie.
Line: WAS by 3.
Cotes pick: WAS 27-23.
Terrelle Pryors ify status (concussion) had Matt Flynn on call
for Oakland, not a huge drop-of. Two really bad defenses here.
Washingtons is worse, but Robert Grifn III is better equipped to take
advantage of fssures on the Raiders side. Give Oaks a medium-large
upset shot but stick with the Unmentionable Nicknames.
Line: DEN by 10 .
Cotes pick: DEN 41-24.
The Saturday over/under (57 points) suggests an entertaining game
if not a close one. Howcan you go wrong with Peyton Mannings
awesome air-raid ofense on one side and the furry of Chip Kelly and
his blitzkrieg rushing attack on the other? But heres the diference:
Broncos put up a solid run defense against Phillys strength, but
the Birds have little on pass-D to suggest Peyton wont put up huge
numbers once again. Big point spread, but an even bigger faith in
Manning right now.
Line: DAL by 2.
Cotes pick: DAL 30-24.
Chargers family jarred this week by the suicide of former teammate
Paul Oliver, a safety from2007 to 2011. Hard to read the efect of that,
if any. More tangibly, Tony Romo and DeMarco Murray could fantasy-
pleasing stats against a beatable Diego defebse, and Cows pass rush
should really test a shaky Bolts O-line.
Line: ATL by 2.
Cotes pick: ATL 27-23.
Heres a game Id pay to watch. So strange for the Patriots to be
getting points (even two), and thats makes English a seriously
tempting underdog in this Sunday prime-timer. Its just that Atlanta
is much more desperate and also is a very strong home club; Matt
Ryan is 34-5 as a starter in the ATL. TomBrady and his Pats are due
an ofensive bustout game, but with Rob Gronkowski and Danny
Amendola likely both still out, this doesnt feel like the week for that.
PACKERS (1-2; next vs. Lions): Aaron Rodgers Pack scored 30
unanswered points at Cincinnati last week and somehowmanaged to
lose only the third time in NFL history that has happened.
PANTHERS (1-2; next at Cardinals): In last weeks 38-0 win Cats
sacked NYGs Eli Manning seven times, forced three turnovers and
held Lilliputians under 150 yards ofense. The word is annihilation.
Fromhigh hopes
to high anxiety
Remember when you were a kid? What was the worst
thing your parents could have said to you?
OK, so its probably, Were sending you to a Calcutta
orphanage, but aside from that, whats the worst thing
they could have said?
We are sooo disappointed in you.
You could make them boil with rage, scream like a
banshee stuck in trafc, ail their arms around with
crazed abandon and youd get over it. But the last
thing you wanted to do was let them down.
And while NFL players dont care if they let you
down, they sure can leave you disappointed.
There are several August superstars who have start-
ed the season off like 10th round draft picks. But are
they just slow starters or is something really wrong?
Lets nd out by using the power of speculation, shall
1: C.J. Spiller, RB, Bills: When offensive coordina-
tor Nathaniel Hackett said the Bills were going to run
Spiller until he throws up, he really meant until his
fantasy owners throw up. The electric back with the
career 5.2-yards-per-carry average is slogging around
averaging 3.8 yards and getting outplayed by 32-year-
old Fred Jackson. Should you worry? Yes, a little. His
career pattern is to play in Jackson s shadow until the
older backs inevitable injury, and then become a fan-
tasy stud. If thats the case again this year and I think
it will be youll have a nice RB for the stretch run.
If thats not the case grab a barf bag. WORRY-O-
2: Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers: After Adrian
Peterson, Martin was the consensus No. 2 pick in the
draft. It was expected hed build on a great rookie sea-
son and take the step into superstardom. And, in fair-
ness to him, hes done his part. Problem is, his offense
is falling apart around him. Should you trust him going
forward? Yes. Hes second in the NFL in rushing and
hes the best chance Tampa has to rebound offensively.
Look for him to get move involved in the passing game
as well. WORRY-O-METER: 4
3: Tom Brady, QB, Patriots: People have gotten
used to the fantasy god Tom Brady the guy who
routinely put up 38 TD passes and irted with 5,000
yards. But that Tom Brady had big-time weapons at his
disposal. How easy we forget that the Brady who won
Super Bowls didnt put up mind-numbing stats. He just
won games. The 2013 Patriots dont have the horses
for a high-powered offense, and as a result Bradys fan-
tasy stock is probably going to stay where it is now
the 250 yards, 2 TDs per game level. Hell still be
a winning QB, just not an upper-tier fantasy winner.
4: Roddy White, WR, Falcons: Whites been playing
through a high ankle sprain and its completely sapped
his production. While that kind of injury can linger, the
bigger concern for his fantasy prospects is the expect-
ed emergence of Julio Jones. Everyone knew the uber-
talented Jones would eventually become the Falcons
best receiver and thats what hes become. Whites
injury has kept him from being the high-end No. 2 guy
he was expected to be. The good news: Atlantas bye is
coming up and the extra rest will help. The bad news:
The schedule isnt doing the Falcons any favors with
some top defenses looming. He will play better, but not
up to the level fantasy owners expected. WORRY-O-
5: Ray Rice, RB, Ravens: Rice went down in Game
2 with a hip injury thats likely to keep him out today
in Buffalo . But even when he comes back, theres real
concern about how productive hes going to be. The
Ravens offense does not look like the same team that
won the Super Bowl. Even on that team, there were
signs Rices role was being slightly reduced. When
healthy, he still has a lot of value, but you drafted him
to carry your fantasy team and it just doesnt feel like
hes that kind of player anymore. WORRY-O-METER:
Start em: With Aaron Rodgers and Cam Newton off
on byes, you are lucky if you have Jay Cutler as your
backup. A Bears-Lions game under the dome in Detroit
sounds like the makings of a 34-31 ballgame.
Bonus start: Watch the status of Raiders QB Terrelle
Pryor. IF he plays against the Redskins and you can
get him in your lineup, do it. Problem is, the game is
a 4 p.m. start and you may need to make a decision
sooner than that.
Of course youre going to start Colts RB Trent
Richardson. But be prepared for his best game of the
season. Hes had some time to learn the offense, his
main competition for the job is injured and Indy gets to
face the Jaguars. Sounds like a big lead with an empha-
sis on running out the clock.
Somehow, the Steelers found an offense last week
and WR Antonio Brown found himself a big game.
Now, this might not be the case every week, but against
a Vikings defense that cant seem to stop anyone, ride
Brown for one more week.
Sit em: Did you actually pick up Browns QB Brian
Hoyer after last weeks game against the Vikings? Good
for you. Did you realize he played against Minnesota ?
A defense that has given up 34, 31 and 31 points the
rst three weeks? The Bengals are not the Vikings.
If youre waiting for Titans RB Chris Johnson to
have a breakout game, you might want to wait a bit lon-
ger like until after their Week 8 bye. A tough stretch
of defenses awaits the next few weeks starting with an
underrated Jets squad today.
Andre Johnson, WR, Texans. Hes been battling
injury and he gets to face the hellacious Seahawks
defense. Yeah. Sucks to be him.
AP photo
The Patriots Tom Brady is a great quarterback. Thats not even
debatable. But what is up for question is, with the lack of offensive
weapons on the Pats, can his fantasy production come close to
what was expected.
Giants dont want Chiefs
Smith to outsmart them
The Record (Hackensack, N.J.)
N.J. Alex Smith insists
theres no secret to avoiding
I wish there was, the
Chiefs quarterback earlier
this week, promising his abil-
ity to take care of the football
is nothing more than know-
ing when to let go and when
to hold on.
If youre going out there
trying not to turn the ball
over, thats a problem,
added Smith, who will lead
undefeated Kansas City into
Sundays game with the win-
less Giants at Arrowhead
Stadium. You need to go
out there and execute. You
need to go out there and
make plays, but within the
structure of you doing your
job. There needs to be ball
security and for me thats
two hands in the pocket and
making good decisions.
Its seeing the defense,
trusting my reads, my pro-
gressions and then throwing
the ball where its supposed
to go.
The Giants were never
supposed to be here: 0-3 for
the rst time since 1996, in
danger of falling to 0-4 for
just the third time in the
88-year history of the fran-
Truth be told: the Chiefs
were not supposed to be
here, either, having won
their rst three games under
former Eagles coach Andy
Reid to already eclipse their
2-14 record in 2012.
They also traded with the
49ers for Smith, who was
replaced as San Franciscos
starting quarterback midway
through last season by Colin
Kaepernick, who led themto
the Super Bowl. All Smith
has done is restore a sem-
blance of order to the Kansas
City offense, which has yet
to commit a turnover after
the Chiefs were victimized
by 37 giveaways last season,
tied with the Jets and Eagles
for most in the NFL.
Smith has thrown the few-
est interceptions in the NFL
among quarterbacks with
at least 1,000 pass attempts
since 2010: six fewer than
Tom Brady, eight fewer than
Peyton Manning and Aaron
The Giants have had suc-
cess against Smith in past
seasons, however, winning
two of the last three meet-
ings, including the NFC
Championship Game at
Candlestick Park en route to
Super Bowl XLVI.
Their most impressive
defensive performance of the
2012 campaign came at the
expense of Smith when they
dominated with six sacks
ve of Smith and one of
Kaepernick and regis-
tered three interceptions in a
26-3 triumph over the 49ers.
I think the quarterback is
doing an excellent job of tak-
ing what the defense gives
him, Giants defensive coor-
dinator Perry Fewell said. I
think they do a good job of
running the football and he
doesnt feel pressured into
making bad decisions. It
does help a little bit (to have
had previous success against
Smith). You have some
knowledge of the player. He
had good skill there in San
Francisco also.
Youre hoping that you
can force him to make some
bad decisions.
The Giants will again be
without cornerback Corey
Webster (hip), which means
Aaron Ross will start oppo-
site Prince Amukamara.
The best way to neutral-
ize Smith might be shutting
down running back Jamaal
Charles, who has rushed for
224 yards and three touch-
In his last 30 games, Smith
has thrown only 10 inter-
ceptions, three against the
One of the reasons why
theyre where they are, Tom
Coughlin said.
Four-time Pro Bowl right
guard Chris Snee (hip) and
starting center David Baas
(neck) were ruled out while
veteran lineman David Diehl
(thumb) is listed as doubtful.
This is the second game
Snee will be forced to miss
since the end of his rookie
season in 2004, the other
one coming two seasons
James Brewer is expect-
ed to start in place of Snee,
while Jim Cordle could get
his rst NFL start at center.
The Giants could also slide
LG Kevin Boothe to center
and give Brandon Mosley
his rst start there.
AP photo
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has led his teams to
more wins in the first three weeks of this season than the Chiefs
had in 2012.
Steelers reinforcing tradition
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Youmight thinkPittsburgh
Steelers fans are unrealistic
to expect the team will win
a Super Bowl every season.
But they dont have any-
thing on some of the players.
When the Steelers started
the season with losses to
Tennessee and Cincinnati,
and youngsters were not
living up to expectations,
a group of 10 veterans left
over from the teams last
championship team in 2008
had a meeting. They decided
there was a need to reinforce
tradition on a franchise that
has a record six Super Bowl
victories. The kids werent
being serious enough, and
the mainstays decided lock-
er room game tables could
not be used by anyone who
wasnt at least a four-year
Losing is not an option
around here, said quarter-
back Ben Roethlisberger,
leader of the 08ers. We have
six Lombardi (Trophies)
and all the Hall of Famers
that have come here before
us. Theres a right (way) to
wear the black and gold, and
(we) have to make sure they
understand that.
How quickly will the
younger players catch on?
I dont think thats some-
thing that youll ever nd res-
olution to, Steelers coach
Mike Tomlin said. Its part
of being a Steeler, passing
down the oral history, talk-
ing about the contributions
and sacrices of those who
have come before. I dont
think thats ever something
you can check off and say
job done.?
Things have gotten
more serious this week.
The Steelers, who face
the Vikings in London on
Sunday, are coming off a
40-23 loss to Chicago in
which Roethlisberger had
an interception and a fumble
returned for touchdowns.
I cant have it happen,
the 10-year veteran said. If
we dont turn the ball over
in critical situations, or as
much as we have, then we
are in most of (our) games.
Roethlisberger and
Tomlin spoke via conference
call before the team arrived
in London on Friday.
The Steelers trademarks
have been a ferocious
defense and a power run-
ning game. This season,
theyre 28th in the league
in defense, havent forced
a turnover and have the
leagues lowest-rated run-
ning attack. They also are
31st in third-down conver-
sion percentage.
Weve created that situ-
ation due to ineffectiveness
on rst and second down,
Tomlin said. If youre in
third-and-long, youre going
to have a tough time con-
verting. Weve been in too
many third-and-longs, but
weve created it.
The Vikings are also 0-3.
Only one 0-4 team, the 1992
Chargers, made the NFL
playoffs since the eld was
expanded in 1990, so odds
are long that Sundays loser
will be playing in January.
Sometimes it just takes
one win to get your sea-
son going and get it right,
Roethlisberger said. I dont
think anybody expected pre-
season for both of us to be
0-3, but we are. Someone
will come out of this game
with a win.
1 p.m.
CBS Pittsburgh vs.
Minnesota, in London
FOXN.Y. Giants at
Kansas City
4:15 p.m.
FOXPhiladelphia at
8:30 p.m.
NBC NewEngland at
Special teams not for Eagles
Philadelphia Daily News
The rst two games of the
season, the Eagles special
teams were rock-solid, even
if they didnt generate spec-
tacular returns. But against
Kansas City, all kinds of
stuff went wrong.
It started with the open-
ing kickoff, which former
Eagle Quintin Demps
brought back 57 yards. It
continued with the Eagles
rst touch of the game,
when Damaris Johnson
fumbled away a fair catch.
Nothing seemed to go
right from there; Donnie
Jones averaged a 34-yard
net on four punts, and
Demps broke out to his 30
on another kickoff return,
causing kicker Alex Henery
to haul him down with a
tackle that was ruled both
a horse-collar and a face-
mask, putting the ball on
the KC 45. Oh, and Henery
missed a 48-yard eld-
goal attempt, after miss-
ing a 46-yarder against the
This is yet another area
where the Eagles need to
get back to where they want
to be, with the Broncos and
returner Trindon Holliday
on tap. Holliday is the guy
who scored against the
Ravens in the playoffs on a
90-yard punt return and a
104-yard kickoff return.
I think all of us are
learning, special-teams
coordinator Dave Fipp said
this week. We didnt play
to our standard I have
a lot of condence in our
guys. Well continue to
grow, continue to improve.
Its a long season.
The Eagles have used
some starters on special
teams this year. Fipp said
he didnt think the three-
games-in-11-days stretch to
open the season meant any
of those guys were drag-
ging against the Chiefs.
Were very cautious
in who we use and when
we use them, what those
plays are, and how much
were taxing those guys
that are starters, Fipp
said. Usually our starters
are on one (special) team,
theyre not on three or
Fipp said he isnt unhap-
py with Henery.
I dont worry about
Alex at all, Fipp said.
Hes missed two balls in
that 40-to-49 range. Hes 50
percent (from that range)
on the year. Everything
else is 100 percent.
Fipp said hell stay with
Johnson on punts and
kickoffs, with DeSean
Jackson making occa-
sional punt-return appear-
ances in special situations.
PAGE 6C Sunday, September 29, 2013 SPORTS THE TIMES LEADER
the sophomore, who has run
the read option attack so well
in the teams rst two games,
wtas held to just 63 rush-
ing yards and a 1-yard TD
run. Puckett also hooked up
with Juwan Petties-Jackson
for a 43-yard TD pass in
the third quarter. They
tried a similar play in the
fourth, but Petties-Jackson
couldnt get the separation
from Omar Richardson
that he did the rst time.
I think our defense is
coming. The last several
years, our defense has given
up a lot of points and a lot
of yards, Sheptock added.
Those young men have put
in a lot of hard work, have
reallybought intothesystem.
I think were doing some bet-
ter things fundamentallyI
think the Wilkes defense is
making a return where were
able to stop some people
and shut them down. Im
real proud of the defense.
Ross was not available for
comment after the game.
Wilkes 33, Misericordia 14
Wilkes 10 0 7 16 33
Misericordia 0 7 7 0 14
First quarter
WILKES Fredo 29 feld goal 6:21
WILKES Claybrook 8 pass fromYoung (Fredo
kick) 1:28
Second quarter
MISERICORDIA Puckett 1 run (Newins kick)
Third quarter
WILKES Conklin 23 pass from Young (Fredo
kick) 11:35
MISERICORDIA Petties-Jackson 43 pass
fromPuckett (Newins kick) 5:03
Fourth quarter
WILKES Claybrook 32 pass from Young
(Fredo kick) 10:35
WILKES Fredo 26 feld goal 6:27
WILKES Inguilli 3 run (kick failed) 3:03
Teamstatistics WU MU
First downs 20 10
Rushes-yards 50-168 45-133
Passing yards 183 86
Total yards 351 219
Passing 14-21-1 10-18-0
Sacked-yards lost 1-7 1-7
Punts-avg. 3-35.0 7-31.6
Fumbles-lost 2-1 2-2
Penalties-yards 6-47 1-5
RUSHING WILKES, P.J. Incremona 12-63,
Pat Inguilli 18-62, Taylor Young 8-40, Calvin
Garvin 7-13, Ryan Behrmann 3-7, Alex George
2-(minus-17). MISERICORDIA, Jef Puckett 21-
63, Frank Santarsiero 14-41, Robin Custodio 4-14,
Ryan Kurtz 2-8, TosinAdeyemo 4-7.
PASSINGWILKES, Taylor Young 14-21-1-183.
MISERICORDIA, Jef Puckett 10-18-0-86
RECEIVINGWILKES, David Claybrook 7-107,
Alex George 4-31, Jonathon Conklin 2-35, Pat In-
guilli 1-0. MISERICORDIA, Juwan Petties-Jackson
4-52, Kurt Kowalski 2-24, Robin Custodio 1-5,
Chris Kirkland 1-5, Frank Santarserio 1-2.
MISSEDFGsWILKES, JordanFredo(37, WR)
From page 1C
Eric Seidle | For The Times Leader
Runners take off at Saturday mornings start of the 8.1-mile run around Harveys Lake
Albright wears down Kings
For the Times Leader
one of the stranger plays
you will ever see.
A blocked 51-yard eld-
goal attempt. A lateral. A
big lineman rumbling down
the sidelines, led by a ock
of his teammates.
When Kings Ron Garrett
motored down the right
sideline with no time left
on the clock in the second
quarter, cutting Albrights
lead to 14-10, everyone at
McCarthy Stadium knew
momentum was squarely
in the locker room of the
home Monarchs.
It stood there when play
resumed in the second half.
Albright College scored
21 points in the third quar-
ter, and racked up almost
300 yards of offense in the
second half en route to a
48-29 victory during home-
coming day at Kings.
The Lions improve to 2-2,
while Kings remains win-
less in 2013. The Monarchs
have lost seven of their last
eight homecoming games.
Its a tight game at that
point. We kind of changed
the tone at halftime from
what the heck are we doing
to here is what we are going
to do coming out, Albright
head coach John Marzka
said. For our kicker, that
was eld-goal range. He has
a 52-yarder already. You line
up to kick close to a school
record, and if you make it,
its huge. Even if you miss
it, oh well, because you
nished with the ball in
your hands. But to have
it blocked, and not tackle
the guy, we just gave away
the momentum. And I hate
doing that before halftime.
The blocked punt before
halftime was something
you see on the days top
plays. Tyler Struckus
busted through the line
and got his hands on the
kick. Anthony Martuccio
recovered the loose ball,
and took it nine yards. But
right before he was tackled,
he lateralled it back to the
6-foot-1, 247-pound defen-
sive end Garrett, who went
54 yards untouched for the
A 14-3 decit, and pos-
sibly more if the eld goal
splits the uprights, was
trimmed in half.
But the Lions stole that
momentum in just ve min-
Kings quarterback Tyler
Hartranft was picked off
deep in his own territory on
the teams rst possession
of the second half, which
led to a four-play, 31-yard
Albright score when Ty
Hughes went off the right
side from 8 yards out.
Then on the Monarchs
next possession, Albrights
Chris Stephens broke
through the middle of a
slow-developing punt,
blocked the ball back to
the end zone and hopped
on the pigskin for another
Just like that, Kings
was facing an uphill battle,
down 28-10.
Its 14 points in a heart-
beat. You cant do that
against a veteran team,
Kings head coach Jeff
Knarr said. They have 32
seniors, so theyve been
there and done that. They
held it steady. Its a learn-
ing experience for our kids
about execution and learn-
ing from the mistakes. I
think we played better
than we did last week, but
not good enough to get the
Kings offense showed
signs of life. Quarterbacks
Hartranft and Tom Hehre
combined for 298 yards,
completing 14 of 28 passes.
Most of those went to
receiver Dan Kempa. The
junior receiver made a
spectacular tip-catch in the
third quarter, knocking the
ball up to himself after he
broke behind the secondary
and went 84 yards for the
score, trimming the lead to
He reached the end zone
again in the fourth quarter
after Hehre hit himin stride
for a 55-yard touchdown.
The problem was
Albrights veteran offense
was equally as good.
Four-year starting quar-
terback TJ Luddy tossed
for 305 yards and three
scores, while two receiv-
ers Daniel McNair and
Devron Clark each had
more than 100 yards.
McNair just got one foot
down in the end zone on
a 5-yard catch that gave
Albright an 18-point lead
(41-23) with 8:48 left, pret-
ty much sealing the Lion
We did some good
things, Knarr said. We
tried to run the ball more
consistently, but then
again, when you fall behind,
it hurts you in that aspect.
Last week, we didnt make
big plays in the passing
game. This week, we did.
Overall, looking at it live,
we did OK on offense. But
we cant give short elds to
our defense because it puts
them in a bad spot.
Albright 48, Kings 29
Albright 0 14 21 13 48
Kings 3 7 7 12 29
First quarter
K Kevin Mulvihill 29-yard feld goal, 2:42
Second quarter
A Josh Macleod 2 pass from TJ Luddy (Dan
Sobolewski kick), 12:56
A Devron Clark 29 pass from Luddy (Sobo-
lewski kick), 1:05
K Ron Garrett 54 blocked feld goal return
(Mulvihill kick), 0:00
Third quarter
ATy Hughes 8 run (Sobolewski kick), 12:08
A Chris Stephens 0 yard blocked punt return
(Sobolewski kick), 10:00
K Dan Kempa 84 pass from Tyler Hartranft
(Mulvihill kick), 9:42
A Hughes 2 run (Sobolewski kick), 5:37
Fourth quarter
K Kyle McGrath 24 run (kick blocked), 14:20
A Daniel McNair 5 pass from Luddy (rush
failed), 8:48
A Uriah Brickhouse 3 run (Sobolewski kick),
K Kempa 55 pass from Tom Hehre (kick
blocked), 4:09
Teamstatistics A K
First downs 25 10
Rushes-yards 39-178 26-71
Passing yards 305 298
Total yards 483 369
Passing 24-35-0 14-28-1
Sacked-yards lost 1-3 2-8
Punts-avg. 3-45.3 7-28.9
Fumbles-lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties-yards 5-30 7-75
RUSHING A, Ty Hughes 18-89, Brian Wick-
kiser 6-39, TJ Luddy 5-23, Uriah Brickhouse 4-16,
Josh Macleod 4-14, Team 1-(-1), Devron Clark 1-(-
2). K, Kyle McGrath 14-31, Tyler Hartranft 5-19, Ju-
dens Goimbert 5-18, TomHehre 1-10, Team1-(-7).
PASSING A, TJ Luddy 24-35-0-305. K, Tyler
Hartranft 13-26-1-243, TomHehre 1-2-0-55.
RECEIVING A, Daniel McNair 9-139, Devron
Clark 7-118, Vinny Williams 3-23, Eric Wade 2-14,
Gabriel Frias 2-9, Josh Macleod 1-2. K, Dan Kempa
4-166, Judens Goimbert 3-37, Darren Mitchell
2-23, Kyle McGrath 2-12, Josh Sanders 1-39, Jay
Thomas 1-14, BrianAtkinson 1-7.
MISSED FIELD GOALS A, Dan Sobolewski 2
(38 yards, 51 yards).
Fred Adams | For The Times Leader
Kings tailback Judens Goimbert gets tackled by Albright linebacker Sean Cunningham during
Saturdays game in Wilkes-Barre Township.
Royals sufer
frst loss at home
The Times Leader staf
a battle of the unbeatens,
the Holy Redeemer girls
volleyball team recieved
its rst loss to visiting
Marian Catholic, 25-22,
17-25, 25-18, 25-19.
Abby ODonnell led
the winning effort with
27 assists while Maureen
Kloat contributed 10 kills
and Grace Boyce recorded
13 digs.
The Royals, thed top
team in the Wyoming
Valley Conference, were
led by Nicole Soavoskis
13 kills and Lauren
Soavoskis seven digs.
Meyers 2, Tunkhannock 1, OT
The Tigers and
Mohawks ended regula-
tion tied, but a score from
Jordyn Sapolis earned the
victory for Meyers.
Bri DiMaggio had one
goal and one assist in the
Marley Mason
scored the only goal for
Wyoming Seminary 4,
Donegal 1
Becca Weinstock scored
two rst-half goals to help
the Blue Knights get the
Mallory Lefkowitz and
Becca Schulman both
added a goal for Sem.
Dallas 10, Hazleton Area 2
The Mountaineers
scored ve goals in each
half and held the Cougars
to one in each half to pick
up the win.
Dallas was led by A.J.
Nardones ve goals with
one assist, while Zach
Goodwin and Nate Wood
contributed two scores
Shane Johnson and Joe
Habel each had one score
for Hazleton Area.
Holy Redeemer 9,
Wyoming Seminary 2
Emily Schramm record-
ed three goals and three
assists in the Royals win.
Lydia Lawson contrib-
uted three goals and three
assists for Redeemer.
The Blue Knights were
led by a goal from Olivia
Lovitio and a goal from
Jamila Wemple.
Marian Catholic 4, Holy Redeemer 1
Marian Catholic 25 17 25 25
Holy Redeemer 22 25 18 19
MC: Emily Pilla 7 kills, 1 ace, 6 digs; Maureen
Kloat 10 kills, 2 aces; Abby ODonnell 27 assists,
15 digs, 1 ace.
HR: Nicole Soaviski 13 kills, 2 blocks, 6 digs, 5
service points; Lauren Soaviski 12 kills, 1 block, 7
digs, 7 service points.
Meyers 2, Tunkhanonck 1, OT
Tunkhannock 0 1 0 1
Meyers 0 1 1 2
Second half 1. TUNK, Marley Mason, 23:23;
2. MEY, Bri DiMaggio, 1:40; Overtime 3. MEY,
Jordyn Sapolis (DiMaggio), 10:19.
Shots TUNK 4; MEY 10. Saves TUNK 8
(Mary Sickler); MEY 3 (Sabrina Robertson). Pen-
alty corners TUNK4; MEY21.
Wyoming Seminary 4, Donegal 1
Donegal 1 0 1
Wyoming Seminary 3 1 4
First half 1. SEM, Mallory Lefkowitz, 7:45; 2.
SEM, Becca Weinstock, 20:57; 3. SEM, Weinstock,
27:13; 4. DON, Amanda Robinson (Abbey Sauder),
00:00; Second half 5. SEM, Becca Schulman
(Morgan Malone), 1:16.
Shots DON 10; SEM 9. Saves DON 8
(Caille Bair); SEM11 (McKenzie Gallardi). Penalty
corners DON8; SEM6.
Dallas 10, Hazleton Area 2
Dallas 5 5 10
Hazleton Area 1 1 2
First half 1. DAL, AJ Nardone (Zach Good-
win), 2:00; 2. DAL, Nardone (Nate Wood), 4:00; 3.
DAL, Wood (Matt Saba), 10:00; 4. DAL, Nardone
(Goodwin), 15:00; 5. DAL, Nardone, 29:00; 6. HAZ,
Shane Johnson, 38:00; Second half 7. DAL,
Nardone, 45:00; 8. DAL, Saba (Wood), 55:00; 9.
DAL, Goodwin (Nardone), 56:00; 10. DAL, Wood
(Tony Pace), 69:00; 11. HAZ, Joe Habel, 75:00; 12.
DAL, Goodwin, 78:00.
Shots DAL28; HAZ8. Saves DAL5 (Rony
Mullin); HAZ 8 (Caleb Anchanski). Corner kicks
Holy Redeemer 9, Wyoming Seminary 2
Holy Redeemer 4 5 9
Wyoming Seminary 1 1 2
First half 1. HR, Lydia Lawson (Emily Sch-
ramm), 29:35; 2. HR, Olivia Gregario (Lawson),
27:00; 3. HR, Autumn Kaminski (Schramm),
19:42; 4. HR, Lawson (PK), 17:00; 5. SEM, Olivia
Lovito (Alyssa Kristeller), 1:13; Second half 6.
HR, Lawson (Schramm), 38:36; 7. HR, Schramm
(Gregario), 29:16; 8. HR, Schramm (Kathryn Jef-
fries), 17:40; 9. HR, Schramm(Lawson), 14:50; 10.
HR, Nicole Cavanaugh (Alyssa Christian), 10:22;
11. SEM, Jamila Wemple (Nicole Wert), 3:57.
Shots HR 22; SEM 7. Saves HR 5 (Gabby
Tomasura); SEM 15 (Victoria Morrison). Corner
kicks HR 6; SEM0.
Marian Catholic 4, Holy Redeemer 1
Marian Catholic 25 17 25 25
Holy Redeemer 22 25 18 19
MC: Emily Pilla 7 kills, 1 ace, 6 digs; Maureen
Kloat 10 kills, 2 aces; Abby ODonnell 27 assists,
15 digs, 1 ace.
HR: Nicole Soaviski 13 kills, 2 blocks, 6 digs, 5
service points; Lauren Soaviski 12 kills, 1 block, 7
digs, 7 service points.
Meyers 2, Tunkhanonck 1, OT
Tunkhannock 0 1 0 1
Meyers 0 1 1 2
Second half 1. TUNK, Marley Mason, 23:23;
2. MEY, Bri DiMaggio, 1:40; Overtime 3. MEY,
Jordyn Sapolis (DiMaggio), 10:19.
Shots TUNK 4; MEY 10. Saves TUNK 8
(Mary Sickler); MEY 3 (Sabrina Robertson). Pen-
alty corners TUNK4; MEY21.
Wyoming Seminary 4, Donegal 1
Donegal 1 0 1
Wyoming Seminary 3 1 4
First half 1. SEM, Mallory Lefkowitz, 7:45; 2.
SEM, Becca Weinstock, 20:57; 3. SEM, Weinstock,
27:13; 4. DON, Amanda Robinson (Abbey Sauder),
00:00; Second half 5. SEM, Becca Schulman
(Morgan Malone), 1:16.
Shots DON 10; SEM 9. Saves DON 8
(Caille Bair); SEM11 (McKenzie Gallardi). Penalty
corners DON8; SEM6.
Dallas 10, Hazleton Area 2
Dallas 5 5 10
Hazleton Area 1 1 2
First half 1. DAL, AJ Nardone (Zach Good-
win), 2:00; 2. DAL, Nardone (Nate Wood), 4:00; 3.
DAL, Wood (Matt Saba), 10:00; 4. DAL, Nardone
(Goodwin), 15:00; 5. DAL, Nardone, 29:00; 6. HAZ,
Shane Johnson, 38:00; Second half 7. DAL,
Nardone, 45:00; 8. DAL, Saba (Wood), 55:00; 9.
DAL, Goodwin (Nardone), 56:00; 10. DAL, Wood
(Tony Pace), 69:00; 11. HAZ, Joe Habel, 75:00; 12.
DAL, Goodwin, 78:00.
Shots DAL28; HAZ8. Saves DAL5 (Rony
Mullin); HAZ 8 (Caleb Anchanski). Corner kicks
Holy Redeemer 9, Wyoming Seminary 2
Holy Redeemer 4 5 9
Wyoming Seminary 1 1 2
First half 1. HR, Lydia Lawson (Emily Sch-
ramm), 29:35; 2. HR, Olivia Gregario (Lawson),
27:00; 3. HR, Autumn Kaminski (Schramm),
19:42; 4. HR, Lawson (PK), 17:00; 5. SEM, Olivia
Lovito (Alyssa Kristeller), 1:13; Second half 6.
HR, Lawson (Schramm), 38:36; 7. HR, Schramm
(Gregario), 29:16; 8. HR, Schramm (Kathryn Jef-
fries), 17:40; 9. HR, Schramm(Lawson), 14:50; 10.
HR, Nicole Cavanaugh (Alyssa Christian), 10:22;
11. SEM, Jamila Wemple (Nicole Wert), 3:57.
Shots HR 22; SEM 7. Saves HR 5 (Gabby
Tomasura); SEM 15 (Victoria Morrison). Corner
kicks HR 6; SEM0.
Orrson runs to Harveys Lake victory
For the Times Leader
before the start of the 8.1-Mile
Run Around Harveys Lake on
Saturday, Kelly Ciravolo the
areas best female triathlete
said to Marina Orrson, one of
the areas top female young run-
ners, shed be running alone out
there today.
Ciravolo, who hasnt fully
recovered after giving birth
just eight weeks ago, knew she
wouldnt be competition for
What Ciravolo probably didnt
know was that Orrson would be
running all alone out in front of
the entire eld leading both
males and females.
Orrson led a eld of 143 run-
ners to capture overall honors,
breaking the tape in 48 min-
utes and 32 seconds. She outran
second-place nisher, Scrantons
Paul Leonard 29 years older
than Orrson by 44 seconds.
I didnt have a plan, Orrson
said. I made a game-day deci-
sion this morning to run it. I
wanted to run the rst mile in
six minutes. I ran it in 5:55. That
was too quick. So I tried to run
a bit slower with consistency. I
didnt want to wear myself out.
Her strategy worked.
When asked if he tried to catch
Orrson, Leonard said, Yes, but
with no luck though.
While the younger runner got
the better of the older runner in
the 8.1-miler, the older guy got
the better of the younger guy in
the 5K Run.
Greg Bassham won top honors,
nishing in 19:33. The 54-year-
old from Mountain Top out-
ran second-place nisher Josh
Kaschenbach, 26, of Shavertown
by 1:07.
I ran in third place until we
reached the 1/4 mile marker,
said Bassham, who didnt start
running until he was 42. Thats
when I moved in front and
opened up a lead on him. But he
closed on me. He was breathing
down my neck. But I was able to
hold him off.
Suzanne Watts, 50, of
Phoenixville, won top female
honors, nishing in 23:11. Her
closest opponent was second-
place nisher Pat Adamshick, 57,
of Harveys Lake, who clocked in
at 26:52.
My husband and I used to run
in this race 10 years ago, Watts
said. Then they stopped hav-
ing this race. And we were dis-
appointed. Then I saw, on their
web site, they were having the
race again. So my husband and
I decided to make the trip here
and run it again. It a beautiful
In August, Orrson won the
Valleys Fastest Woman series,
a three-race event (Chase Mile
on the dirt track at Kirby Park,
Giants Despair Challenge a
1.1 mile uphill trek over the
famous car racing course in
Laurel Run, River Street Mile).
Orrson nished rst in all three
Ciravolo has won the Wilkes-
Barre Triathlon three times.
Ciravolo also nished second to
Orrson in a 10K in Wilkes-Barre
in August.
8.1 Miler results
Top fnishers
1. Marina Orrson, 22, Shavertown, 48:32
2. Paul Leonard, 51, Scranton, 49:16
3. Tony Pszeniczny, 52, MountainTop, 50:43
4. BobYanick, 29, Camp Hill, 51:43
5. Steve Housenick, 44, Kingston, 51:55
6. Geof Oldham, 36, MountainTop, 52:05
7. Kelly Ciravolo, 34, Shavertown, 52:09
8. Chris Prater, 21, Shavertown, 53;01
9. James Krupa, 47, Pottstown, 53:04
10. Jay Albris, 40, Laurel Run, 53:36
Male overall award winners: 1. Leonard, 2. Pszeniczny, 3.
Age group winners
19 & under: Corey Dubil. 20-29: 1. Chris Prater, 2. Zach-
ary Deubler, 3. Justin Rubal. 30-39: 1. Geof Oldham, 2. Mike
Adamshick, 3. BrianHilbert, 40-49: Steve Hiusenick, 2. James
Krupa, 3. Jay Albris, 50-59: 1. Chris Krall, 2. Dave Mitchell, 3.
Jerry Levandoski. 60 & over: 1. Tom Walski, 2. John Wardell,
3. Peter Wolman.
Top female fnishers
1. Marina Orrson, 22, Shavertown, 48:32
2. Kelly Ciravolo, 34, Shavertown, 52:09
3. Jenn Swiderski, 27, Kingston, 54:54
Age group winners
20-29: 1. Maureen Suchecki, 2. Kari Lavin. 30-39: 1. Vic-
toria Blazick, 2. Sarah Leskosky, 3. Marianne Junista. 40-49:
1. Heather Dewees, 2. Melissa Obman. 50-59: Diane Levan-
doski, 2. Joyce Foster. 60 & over: 1. Barb Zeske, 2. Marie
ODonnell, 3. Sharon Cafrey.
Field: 143.
5K Run
Top fnishers
1. Greg Bassham, 54, MountainTop, 19:33
2. Josh Kaschenbach, 26, Shavertown, 19:40
3. Ron Rawls, 64, MountainTop, 22:32
Age group winners
19 & under: Cole Doster, 2. Alex Clark. 20-29: 1. Josh
Kaschenbach, 2. Joe Granked. 30-39: 1. John Arnone. 40-
49: 1. Jef Falcone, 2. Scott Dustman, 3. Sean Higgins. 50-59:
KeithWright, 2. Mike Garrity. 60 & over: 1. Ron Rawls.
Top female fnishers
1. Suzanne Watts, 50, Phoenixville, 23:11
2. Pat Adamshick, 57, Harveys Lake, 26:52
3. Eileen Leonard, 47, Scranton, 29:02
Age group winners
19 & under: 1. Chris Granteed. 20-29: 1. Ashley Cesare,
2. Kathy Garrity, 30-39: 1. Shannon Myers, 2. Marie Godola,
3. Mary Price. 40-49: 1. Eileen Leonard. 50-59: 1. Pat Adam-
shick, 2. Beth DeAngelo, 3. Pat Millo. 60 & over: none.
Field: 45. Ofcial starter: Reginald Thomas. Timing and
results: Dove Racing Services. Race director: Rich Pais.
Today: Ronald McDonald House 5K Run at 10:15 a.m. at
Nay Aug Park, Scranton.
Sunday, Oct. 13: 18th annual Steamtown Marathon,
starting at Forest City Regional High a School at 8 a.m. and
fnishing at Courthouse Square, downtown Scranton. Info:
Bill Tarutis | For The Times Leader
Wilkes running back Mason Smith returns a kickoff into
Misericordia territory Saturday afternoon in Dallas Township. THE TIMES LEADER SPORTS Sunday, September 29, 2013 PAGE 7C
King me: Mathis stars as GAR snaps skid
The king reigned Saturday
night, even on a pair of
wobbly legs.
Rashaun Mathis
went from pregame
Homecoming King to on-
eld playmaker as GAR
nally distanced itself from
Holy Redeemer for a 35-14
victory in a Wyoming
Valley Conference Division
2A-A game.
Mathis nished with
three interceptions, return-
ing one 70 yards for a
touchdown. He also ran for
two scores from the quar-
terback position, includ-
ing a 10-yard TD in the
Grenadiers 20-point out-
burst in the games nal
That 10-yard TD run
with 1:37 to play also left
Mathis with cramps in
both calves and in extreme
Like a 12 on a scale of
1-10, he said.
The victory eased the
soreness somewhat. GAR
(1-4) snapped a ve-game
losing streak dating back
to last years District 2
Class 2A seminals.
Id rather have the vic-
tory, said Mathis, who
swapped his helmet for a
shiny blue crown after the
game. This crown, I dont
care too much for it.
GAR appeared primed to
pull away on its rst pos-
session of the third quarter.
The Grenadiers drove to
the Redeemer 1-yard line
when disaster struck. A
fumble landed in the back-
eld where Redeemer line-
backer Pat Villani scooped
it up. Villani lost the handle
after a few steps, and team-
mate Eric Kerr picked up
the ball and ran 77 yards
for a touchdown.
The two-point conver-
sion cut GARs lead to 15-8.
Redeemer (1-4) then
converted an interception
by Jason Hoggarth into
another touchdown in the
nal minute of the third
quarter. Jimmy Strickland
capped the eight-play drive
by escaping from the pass
rush to nd Hoggarth for
an 8-yard TD strike.
Redeemer, though,
couldnt get closer than
15-14. Nor could the
Royals make full amends
for a shaky rst half. They
turned over the ball three
times in their rst four
plays of the game. One
of them led to an 28-yard
interception return for a
touchdown by Rashaun
Jackson. In all, 22 of
GARs points came after
Redeemer turnovers.
We gave the game to
them, Redeemer coach
Pat Reece said. Cant
win a game with all those
turnovers in the rst
quarter. We fell apart at
the end. That last reverse
pass (Mathis TD) he was
wide open, but he threw it
to the inside and the free
safety got it. That was the
quick score we needed to
get it to 22-21.
GAR outgained
Redeemer 340-150, with
running back Rich Sickler
gaining 182 yards on 28
carries. The Grenadiers,
though, had ballhandling
issues as well. They fum-
bled six times, losing two,
and also had two passes
Our kids really battled
to the end, GAR coach
Paul Wiedlich Jr. said.
Our big thing was they
had to nish. The rst
four weeks were quite
frustrating because we
were so close.
Lakeland we were really
close. Dunmore we played
well for a half. Carbondale
we didnt show up. Last
week we improved against
Northwest and this week
were were able to nish a
game and get a victory.
GAR 35, Holy Redeemer 14
Holy Redeemer 0 0 14 0 14
GAR 9 6 0 20 35
First quarter
GAR Dawin Reyes 21 FG, 8:21
GAR Rashaun Jackson 28 interception re-
turn (kick blocked), 8:07
Second quarter
GAR Rashaun Mathis 1 run (run failed), 9:47
Third quarter
HR Eric Kerr 77 fumble return (Pat Villani
fromJimmy Strickland), 8:14
HR Jason Hoggarth 9 pass from Strickland
(pass failed), 0:32
Fourth quarter
GAR Anthony Maurent 1 run (Reyes kick),
GAR Mathis 70 interception return (Reyes
kick), 4:48
GAR Mathis 10 run (kick failed), 1:37
Teamstatistics Redeemer GAR
First downs 7 17
Rushes-yards 21-77 56-293
Passing yards 73 47
Total yards 150 340
Passing 9-25-5 4-12-2
Sacked-yards lost 2-15 1-8
Punts-avg. 3-40.3 0-0
Fumbles-lost 4-2 6-2
Penalties-yards 5-51 3-27
RUSHING Redeemer, P.Villani 7-18, Strick-
land 13-48, Kerr 1-11. GAR, Sickler 28-182, Mau-
rent 7-27, Mathis 11-63, MarquhanKemp1-3, Korey
Welkey 7-16, Kyle Merth 1-2, Justin Crosby 1-0.
PASSING Redeemer, Strickland 9-23-3-73,
Kerr 0-2-2-0. GAR, Mathis 4-12-2-47.
RECEIVING Redeemer, P.Villani 6-45, Eric
Shorts 1-14, Hoggarth 2-14. GAR, Jackson 2-20,
Crosby 2-27.
INTERCEPTIONS Redeemer, Hoggarth 1-0,
Kerr 1-30. GAR, Jackson 1-28, Mathis 3-70, Kemp
Don Carey | For The Times Leader
Holy Redeemer defenders Vince Villani (25) and Pat Villani (27) bring down GAR running back Rich
Sickler in the first quarter Saturday.
Division 4A W L PF PA CP
WVW 4 1 187 82 34
HazletonArea 2 3 110 113 17
Williamsport 2 3 52 116 17
Division 3A W L PF PA CP
Berwick 5 0 212 49 41
Coughlin 4 1 85 87 33
Crestwood 4 1 185 95 32
PittstonArea 1 4 51 153 8
Tunkhannock 1 4 64 121 8
Dallas 0 5 14 122 0
Division 2A-A W L PF PA CP
Lake-Lehman 4 1 196 52 29
Northwest (A) 4 1 122 71 28
Nanticoke 2 3 83 102 15
Hanover Area 2 3 109 140 13
Meyers 2 3 130 96 13
GAR 1 4 81 142 7
WyomingArea 1 4 55 144 7
Holy Redeemer 1 4 178 192 6
NOTE: CP is Championship Points toward the
divisional title.
Teams get nine points for defeating a Class 4Aop-
ponent, eight for a Class 3Aopponent, seven for a
Class 2Aopponent and six for a ClassAopponent.
The team with the most Championship Points is
the division winner.
Berwick 36, Selinsgrove 0
Crestwood 56, Tunkhannock 0
Hanover Area 20, Northwest 14
HazletonArea 26, PittstonArea 7
Lake-Lehman 14, Meyers 10
Nanticoke 14, WyomingArea 7
WyomingValley West 56, Coughlin 14
Williamsport 21, Dallas 7
GAR 35, Holy Redeemer 14
(7 p.m.)
Berwick at Tunkhannock
Dallas at PittstonArea
GAR at Lake-Lehman
Holy Redeemer at WyomingArea
Meyers at Hanover Area
Northwest at Nanticoke
Stroudsburg at WyomingValley West
Williamsport at Coughlin
HazletonArea at Crestwood, 7 p.m
position and raced
untouched into the
end zone for a game-
sealing touchdown
that provided the nal
score with 2:07 to play.
I just read the quarter-
backs eyes and made the
play, Harris shrugged.
Evidently, he has a knack
for doing that.
The 5-foot-11 senior
who began this season as
a safety but switched to
cornerback when starter
Tone Williams was injured
provided Williamsport
(2-3) with one of its few
bright spots in a loss last
week by also returning an
interception for a touch-
And with just under 30
seconds remaining, Harris
grabbed another pick for
himself when he outleaped
a Dallas receiver for a des-
peration pass.
That brought an end to
what began as a promising
day for Dallas.
The winless
Mountaineers took their
rst lead of the season
when quarterback Justin
Mucha escaped a heavy
rush and scrambled 15
yards for a touchdown just
36 seconds before halftime.
And Dallas had a chance
for more points earlier in
the game, when Mucha
serving as a punt returner
- brought a kick back 29
yards to Williamsports
16-yard line. But three run-
ning plays produced just
one yard, and a 33-yard
eld goal attempt fell well
As it turned out, so did
the Mountaineers bid for
their rst victory.
Williamsport running
back Isaac Foust charged
out of the second half, gain-
ing 56 yards on a 73-yard
march that ended when he
bolted into the end zone
on a game-tying 13-yard
touchdown run.
And at the end of the
third quarter, Williamsport
forged ahead when quarter-
back Dale Berkheimer
who was sacked four times
by a erce Dallas pass rush
found enough time to
hit receiver Jerah Reeves
with a 15-yard touchdown
toss 11 seconds before the
start of the fourth quarter.
And at the end of the
day, Harris wrapped
Williamsports victory up.
It felt great, Harris
said. Got a good win.
Were just going to keep
playing every week and
work as a team.
Williamsport 21, Dallas 7
Williamsport 0 0 14 7 21
Dallas 0 7 0 0 7
Second quarter
DAL Justin Mucha 15 run (Aaron Napkora
kick), 0:36
Third quarter
WIL Isaac Foust 13 run (Tyler Garnder kick),
WIL Jerah Reeves 15 pass from Dale
Berkheimer (Gardner kick), 0:11
Fourth quarter
WIL Brice Harris 37 interception return
(Gardner kick), 2:07
Teamstatistics Williamsport Dallas
First downs 8 6
Rushes-yards 46-99 27-53
Passing yards 48 15
Total yards 147 68
Passing 6-8-0 4-14-2
Sacked-yards lost 4-27 3-28
Punts-avg. 6-34.3 6-25.5
Fumbles-lost 1-1 4-1
Penalties-yards 5-48 0-0
RUSHING Williamsport, Isaac Foust 21-81,
Rhomello Martin 10-24, Justin Hofman 8-20,
team 2-(minus 2), Dale Berkheimer 5-(minus
24). Dallas, Logan Brace 13-40, David Simpson
2-8, Ryan Cheskiewicz 4-8, Justin Mucha 8-(mi-
nus 3).
PASSING Williamsport, Berkheimer 6-8-
0-48. Dallas, Mucha 4-10-1-15, Matt Harrison
RECEIVING Williamsport, Hofman 2-17,
Jerah Reeves 2-16, Tanner Bashnick 2-15. Dal-
las, Chris Behm 1-15, Mark Michno 1-1, Simpson
1- (minus 1), Brace 1-0.
INTERCEPTIONS Williamsport, Brice Har-
ris 2-37.
MISSED FGs Dallas, Aaron Napkora, 33S.
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Deslauriers a stable presence for Pens
HERSHEY After bouncing
around between the AHL and the
ECHL last season and suiting up
for four different teams, goaltender
Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers is hoping for
some stability inhis secondstint with
the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
As a hockey player you want
stability, but its a word that doesnt
seem very common for many of us,
Deslauriers said following Saturdays
6-1 loss to the Hershey Bears.
Still, Deslauriers has brought plen-
ty of stability to the Penguins pre-
season in the two games he played.
On Friday, he stopped all six shots
he faced during while in net for the
second half against the Rochester
Americans. Against the Bears on
Saturday, Deslauriers stopped 21-of-
23 shots in a period-and-a-half,
including some highlight reel saves.
His biggest saves on the night
came in the third period when he
stopped a one-timer from T.J. Syner
in front and a wrister from Chay
Genoway who was alone at the post.
Deslauriers attributed his success
in net to the Penguins system.
I know where the shots are going
to come from and what we will allow
and what were not going to give up,
he said. I had a couple breakdowns
that you have to address, but thats
part of the game. I have to take the
good and bring it for the next time I
get that call.
When and where that will be isnt
known, as Deslauriers is in camp on
a tryout basis. Still, for a player who
has bounced around between so
many teams over the last few years,
Deslauriers does have the advantage
of being in familiar territory. He
played in 40 games for Wilkes-Barre/
Scranton in 2006-07 and was very
familiar with what to expect with
playing a game in Hershey, where
more than 4,400 fans turned out for
an exhibition game.
Wilkes-Barre and Hershey have
a long history and you never come
here on a vacation. Its going to be a
tough, gritty game, he said. I won
here before and I knowI can win here
And Deslauriers hopes it will be as
a member of the Penguins.
Despite the lopsided scored,
head coach John Hynes saw plenty
of positives in Saturdays 6-1 loss to
the Bears.
It was a good test for our team
and theres really a lot of positives,
he said. It wasnt the best team
game overall, but there were a lot of
good performances.
Adam Payerl scored the lone
goal for the Penguins in the rst peri-
od. Former Penguin David Marshall
had two goals and two assists for the
Saturdays game featured
plenty of rough stuff. Chris Minella
dropped the gloves with Hersheys
David Marshall in a spirited second
period scrap. Later, Peter Merth and
Brandon Segal dropped the gloves
but never got going. In the third peri-
od rookie Cody Sylvester, who scored
the game-winning overtime goal for
the Penguins on Friday, dropped the
gloves with Garrett Mitchell and
held his own. Later in the game Scott
Zurevinski fought Hersheys Patrick
Andy Chiodo started the frst
half of Saturdays game and allowed
four goals on 13 shots.
The Penguins wrap up the
preseason tonight at 5:05 p.m. as
they host Hershey at the Mohegun
Sun Arena. Hynes said forward
Tom Kuhnhackl and defenseman
Brian Dumoulin could make their
rst appearances of the preseason.
D Harrison Ruopp and LW Bobby
Farnhamwont play, he said.
Hynes will have to choose
from four goaltenders as far as
who gets playing time tonight. In
addition to Eric Hartzell, Chiodo
and Deslauriers, netminder Peter
Mannino is ready to join the mix.
Mannino has been out with an injury
all of training camp but Hynes said
he is ready to return and could see
action tonight.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre wins XC title
The Times Leader staff
LEHMAN TWP. Penn State
Wilkes-Barre mens cross country team
won the mens race at the PSUAC Penn
State Wilkes-Barre meet on Saturday
The team was led by overall winner,
Jason Carey, who finished first with a
time of 27:15.
Sophomore Emily Pszeniczny
medaled in womens race, finishing
third overall.
Kings advances four
Kings placed two individuals and
two doubles teams in the semifinals of
the Scranton Fall Tennis Invitational.
Jake Rohring, Tony Bevevino have
reached the singles semifinals, while
in doubles, the teams of Bevevino and
Rohring as well as George Parkhurts
and Stephen Brand have reached the
Tennis begins Sunday at 9 a.m. at
Wilkes has strong showing
Wilkes started the Scranton
Invitational with a strong showing,
sending eight singles players and three
doubles teams to the semifinals.
Steven Wilson scored a win while
Max Appello also was a winner in the
In doubles competition, the duo of
Wilson and Alex Makos scored an 8-6
victory to reach the semifinals.
Misericordia advances athletes
Misericordia advanced two doubles
teams and one singles players to the
finals of the Goucher Invitational.
Cassie Foy won twice to reach the
finals at singles, and Emily Gherghel
and Meghan Meyers advanced to the
finals at second doubles, along with
Kianna Gough and Carly Donnelly.
Eastern 5, Kings 4
Kings dropped a hard-fought deci-
sion to reigning Freedom Conference
champion Eastern.
Alyssa Monaghan recorded two goals
in the effort for the Monarchs.
Messiah 3, Misericordia 0
Messiah broke a scoreless tie mid-
way through the first and added a pair
of second-half insurance goals in a win
over Misericordia.
Misericordia 1, Arcadia 0
Junior Megan Mahoney scored in the
76th minute to help lead Misericordia
to a win over visiting Arcadia.
Lebanon Valley 4, Kings 0
Kings fell to visiting Lebanon Valley.
Jessica Natale took the loss in net
for Kings making five saves in the first
half, while Lauren Duguid played the
second half for the Monarchs, making
two stops.
Wilkes 3, New Jersey City 0
Wilkes used a win over New Jersey
City to finish a perfect 3-0 at the
Keystone Invitational. Wilkes was
declared the overall champion of the
The Colonels took the match by
scores of 25-20, 25-12, and 25-18, with
Ally Paskas leading the offense with 14
kills and 11 digs, while Casey Bohan
followed with 10 kills.
Kings wins tri-meet
Kings swept a tri-meet from visiting
St. Josephs College of Brooklyn, along
with Medgar Evers College.
The Monarchs bested St. Josephs by
scores of 25-19, 25-23, 25-16, before
downing Medgar Evers 25-14, 25-14,
Jessica Carr had 13 kills and six digs
against St. Josephs, while Alexa Nelson
had seven kills against Medgar Evers.
Misericordia goes 1-1 at Lycoming
Misericordia split two matches at the
Lycoming Invitational.
The Cougars swept Penn College
25-16, 25-14, 25-12, Friday, before los-
ing to St. Marys (Md.), 25-17, 26-24,
Against Penn, Meghan Stack had
seven kills and 15 digs. Against St.
Marys, Nicole Tagerty recorded 25
at play
THETIMES LEADER Sunday, September 29, 2013
Kelseys wins
Scranton tourney
Photo provided
Kelseys Restaurant captured the Downtown Scranton 3-on-
3 boys fth grade basketball championship. Kelseys defeated
Old Forge in the seminals and North Pocono in the champi-
onship game. From left: Assistant coach Stan Petrosky, Jake
Koretz, Ryan Petrosky, Ann Munley from the Lackawanna
Commissioners ofce, Ethan Meuser, Justin McCue. Absent
from photo: Nick Ruggeri, head coach Larry Koretz.
Back Mountain fnishes
as District 31 fnalists
Photo provided
The Back Mountain Little League 9-10 Softball All-Stars
nished as the District 31 runners-up. Back Mountain lost the
District 31 championship game to Greater Wyoming Area. First
row, from left: Morgan MacNeely, Emily Smith, Sommer Zier-
Norris, Maura Berecin, Carley Kavanagh, Madyson Pendolphi.
Second row: Alison Francis, Kaci Hockenberry, Riley Egan,
Sydney Hornlein, Brooke Cooper, Julia Kocher, Lyndsey
Hornlein. Third row: Assistant coach Scott Berecin, coach John
Hornlein, manager Larry Egan, coach Larry Smith, assistant
coach Jeff Hockenberry.
Back Mountain minor
title goes to Storm
Photo provided
The Storm of the Back Mountain Little League won the Minor
League softball championship. Team Storm nished its season
with a record of 13-2, defeating the Lightning 3-2 in the champion-
ship. First row, from left: Victoria Spaciano, Carolyne Wintersteen,
Sophia DePolo, Mallory McGeehan, Emily Smith. Second row:
Manager Larry Egan, Grace ODonnell, Dayna Ulicny, Abby Jayne,
Riley Egan, Amy Supey, Molly Jenkins, coach Larry Smith. Absent
from photo: Mimi Bendick.
Dallas Petorak commits
to play baseball at Ursinus
Photo provided
Greg Petorak, a senior at Dallas High School, has decided to
continue his academic and athletic careers at Ursinus College
in Collegeville. Petorak has been a three-year starter for the
Dallas baseball team and was recently named rst team all-
confernce. He will major in business and economics. Back
row, from left: Ken Kashatus, head baseball coach; Jeffrey
Shaffer, principal; John Kashatus, volunteer baseball coach.
Seated: Gail Petorak, mother; Greg Petorak; Greg Petorak Sr.,
GPStoners take holiday
Whitewater event
Photo provided
The U12 Greater Pittston Stoner girls soccer team won
the Labor Day weekend Whitewater Tournament. The girls
went 4-0 in the tournament, beating teams from Quakertown,
Lititz, Pottsville and Silver Spring, Md., by a combined 21-2
margin. Pictured: Morgan Beppler, Sydney Maguire, Gabby
Para, Sarah Krokos, Sarah McCormick, Abigail Yatsko,
Amanda McCormick, Lauren Parente, Tierney Porrio,
Hannah Waleski, Caitlin McDonough, Abby Giunta, coaches
Jason McDonough and Robert Yatsko.
KFF champions of District
31 Junior tournament
Photo provided
Kingston/Forty Fort defeated Back Mountain 9-6 to win the
District 31 Junior League baseball championship. Front, from
left: Liam Gabriel, Jake Blaski, Kyle Yusko, Austin Seinkiewicz.
Standing: Manager Bill Gabriel, Michael Lyons, Zach Sott, Robbie
Dwyer, Josh Payne, Patrick Kasson, Sam Sweitzer, Damian Davies,
coach Paul Yusko, coach Joe Lyons. Absent from photo: Alex Leech,
Mark Mahalick.
Irems Cure tourney
champions honored
Photo provided
The Irem Womens Golf Association recently held its annu-
al Rally for a Cure tournament at Irem Country Club. Funds
raised from this event will benet the Susan Komen for a Cure
organization, as well as local cancer clinics. The tournament
draws golfers from many area public and private courses.
Pictured is the winning foursome: Maggie Domant, Susan
Fronzoni, Beth Spencer, Debbie Eyerman.
KaPowU12 team
strikes silver at Disney
Photo provided
KaPow Field Hockey Klub recently had its U12 team place
second in a USA Field Hockey tournament at the Disney
World resort in Florida. Back row, from left, with school dis-
tricts in parentheses: Coach Lunda Comiskey, Hanna Maxwell
(Wyoming Valley West), Grace Conselyea (Delaware Valley),
Amy Supey (Lake-Lehman), Cameryn Forgash (Wyoming
Valley West), Alex Wesneski (Wyoming Valley West), Mickey
Mouse. Front row: Ali Tedik (Coughlin), Abby Guinta
(Wyoming Area), Karaline Stelma (Wyoming Valley West),
Emma Janosczyk (Crestwood). Abset from photo: Julianna
Copeman (Lake-Lehman).
West Side top at Swoyersville
Legion Post 644 tournament
Photo provided
West Side recently defeated Mountain Top Red to take the second
annual Swoyersville American Legion Post 644 U12 Tournament.
Members of West Side, front: Jake Packer. First row: Ryder Milia,
Matt Giza, Tyler OKane, Colin Lupcho, Adam Detwiler. Back row:
Coach: Jim Packer, Nate Baranski, David White, coach Justin Eddy,
Zach Davies, Matt Bobeck, Dave Wildey, coach Dave OKane. Absent
from photo: Kenny Vought, Aaron Bennett, manager Jack Baranski.
Tipsy Turtle squad
second in state
Photo provided
Tipsy Turtle softball recently nished second at the Pa.
over-50 state championships in Lisburn. First row, from
left: Duane Sadvary, Dean Piazza, Dave Miller, Mark Iorio,
Rebekah Iorio, Robby Radginski, Darrell Zavislak. Second
row: Lou Lussi, Allan Gordon, Jim Eroh, Jerry Hahn, Marty
Andres, Ed Layshon, Dan Shaffer, Nick Holgash.
WVCC honors its
club champion
Photo provided
Joe Weiscarger, left, won the Wyoming Valley Country
Clubs club championship recently, posting a three-round 219
to win by two strokes. He is pictured with Pete Korba, center,
head PGA golf pro at WVCC, and Frank Schiel Jr., the tourna-
ment runner-up.
The Rush Inn tops in CYC
basketball league
Photo provided
The Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center completed this years
summer mens basketball league with The Rush League by defeating
RSU 85-55 to win the championship. From left: John Boylan, Chris
Shovlin, Mike Lapsansky,Greg Fellerman, Josh Pstrak, Kaleem
Williams, Nate Sickle, Alex Hairston.
Hockey fans inDetroit and
Columbus have grown accus-
tomed to the inconvenience.
When the Red Wings and
Blue Jackets are on the road,
theyve usually had to stay
up well past most bedtimes
to watch, or wait until morn-
ing to nd out how their
teams did way out West.
With the NHLs rst sig-
nicant realignment in 15
years, everybody can sleep a
bit easier this fall.
Its denitely a lot better
for us for rest, economically
for our team, Columbus
center R.J. Umberger said.
It just makes a lot of sense.
The NHL is altering its
conference lineups, dropping
two divisions and changing
the makeup of its schedules
in both the regular season
and the playoffs.
The biggest change sends
Detroit and Columbus to the
while the Winnipeg Jets
head to the 14-team West.
Those uneven numbers are
the subject of some concern,
but theres no doubt they add
up splendidly for the three
teams on the move.
I think the travel some-
times takes years off all our
lives, Detroit goalie Jimmy
Howard said. I think (mov-
ing East) will be great for us
from the travel, even though
were all used to it now. It
will be a lot of fun to play a
lot of games in the Eastern
time zone. It will be great for
our fans, too, not having to
stay up until all hours of the
night to watch us.
The moves are the culmi-
nation of years of debate and
maneuvering. Detroit, which
has been in the Western
(originally Campbell)
Conference since 1981,
has desired a return to the
East for years. Columbus,
an expansion team in 2000,
also jumped at the chance to
shorten its list of road games
starting at 10 p.m. or later
back home.
The Red Wings are join-
ing the recongured Atlantic
Division along with fel-
low Original Six franchises
Toronto, Montreal, Boston
and, in the quirkiest part
of the realignment, Florida
and Tampa Bay. Columbus
is in the cleverly named
Metropolitan Division along-
side Pittsburgh, Philadelphia
and the three NewYork City-
area teams.
Its going to be great for
our fan base to be able to see
us play in the Eastern time
zone a lot more, Umberger
said. All of our away games
used to be in different time
zones. For us, a chance to
grow some close rivalries
with different teams like
Buffalo and Pittsburgh,
maintain Detroit, I think
were just excited.
Winnipeg, the erstwhile
Atlanta Thrashers, will no
longer spend the bulk of its
road time in the American
South. The Jets are grateful
to be in the Central Division
with Minnesota, Chicago
and the rest of the NHLs
Midwestern teams.
Its too soon to tell wheth-
er Detroit, Columbus and
Winnipeg will gain a sig-
nicant competitive advan-
tage from the switch. The
Red Wings werent exactly
struggling to win while
making the playoffs in each
of the past 22 seasons out
West, while the Blue Jackets
wouldnt suggest the only
reason theyve never won a
playoff game was all those
road games in Phoenix.
I think its a great time for
our fans, Red Wings defen-
seman Niklas Kronwall said.
Theyll be able to watch our
games in prime time a lot
more than they have. Playing
Montreal, Toronto, Boston
more often, Im hoping its
going to spark that (excite-
ment) even more. I know it
will for us.
But the three moves are
just part of a competitive
restructuring that will affect
every NHL team.
The league is back to a
four-division format, drop-
ping the six-division setup
introduced in 1998. The
NHL also went back to a ver-
sion of the divisional playoff
schedule used from 1982
until 1994.
The top three teams in
each division get postseason
berths, and two wild-card
spots go to the two remain-
ing teams with the best
records in either division.
The rst two rounds of the
conference playoffs will be
within the division, which
means the last wild-card
team could be required to
face the teams on the other
side of the conference for a
spot in the conference nals.
I love the four-division
format, said Anaheimcoach
Bruce Boudreau, whose
Ducks won the Pacic last
season. I really think for the
fan, its easy to understand. It
keeps more teams involved,
and with the crossover, if
youre in a stronger division
than others, youre not nec-
essarily done, because you
can always move to the other
The NHL Players
Association initially
objected to the uneven
conferences, saying it
would be tougher to make
the playoffs with two more
teams in the East. The
union dropped the objec-
tion after the lockout.
This going to the East
in the new divisional con-
cept, its going to be a dif-
cult time for any of these
teams to make the play-
offs, said John Davidson,
the Blue Jackets director
of hockey operations. Its
going to be a real battle.
We have to understand
that. I think we do.
The schedule matrix also
has been tweaked after
several years of empha-
sis on divisional rivalries.
Every team in the league
faces everybody else twice
this season, giving fans in
every city a chance to see
every star.
If I was sitting in the
stands, I would tend to
think that Id like to see the
Ovechkins come into my
building and the Crosbys
come into my building,
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puck against Buffalo Sabres Jhonas Enroth (1) during the second
period Wednesday in Buffalo, N.Y.
PAGE 10C Sunday, September 29, 2013 BASEBALL THE TIMES LEADER
East Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
x-Boston 97 63 .606 6-4 W-2 53-28 44-35
Tampa Bay 90 71 .559 7 7-3 L-2 51-30 39-41
NewYork 84 77 .522 13 6 5-5 W-2 46-35 38-42
Baltimore 83 77 .519 14 6 3-7 L-1 44-35 39-42
Toronto 74 87 .460 23 16 5-5 W-2 40-40 34-47
Central Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
x-Detroit 93 67 .581 6-4 L-1 51-30 42-37
Cleveland 91 70 .565 2 9-1 W-9 51-30 40-40
Kansas City 85 75 .531 8 4 6-4 W-2 44-37 41-38
Minnesota 66 95 .410 27 24 1-9 L-5 32-48 34-47
Chicago 62 98 .388 31 27 3-7 L-4 36-43 26-55
West Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
x-Oakland 95 66 .590 6-4 L-1 52-29 43-37
Texas 90 71 .559 5 8-2 W-6 45-35 45-36
Los Angeles 78 83 .484 17 12 5-5 L-3 39-42 39-41
Seattle 71 90 .441 24 19 5-5 W-1 36-44 35-46
Houston 51 110 .317 44 39 0-10 L-14 24-56 27-54
East Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
x-Atlanta 95 65 .594 6-4 W-2 55-24 40-41
Washington 85 75 .531 10 4 5-5 W-1 47-34 38-41
NewYork 73 88 .453 22 17 5-5 L-3 32-48 41-40
Philadelphia 72 88 .450 23 17 2-8 L-3 43-38 29-50
Miami 60 100 .375 35 29 5-5 W-2 34-45 26-55
Central Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
x-St. Louis 96 65 .596 8-2 W-5 53-27 43-38
y-Pittsburgh 93 68 .578 3 6-4 W-2 50-31 43-37
y-Cincinnati 90 71 .559 6 5-5 L-4 49-30 41-41
Milwaukee 74 87 .460 22 16 6-4 W-4 37-44 37-43
Chicago 66 95 .410 30 24 3-7 L-2 31-50 35-45
West Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
x-Los Angeles 92 68 .575 6-4 W-1 47-32 45-36
Arizona 80 80 .500 12 9 4-6 L-3 44-35 36-45
San Diego 76 85 .472 16 14 5-5 W-1 45-36 31-49
San Francisco 75 86 .466 17 15 5-5 L-1 41-40 34-46
Colorado 72 88 .450 20 17 4-6 L-2 45-36 27-52
x-clinched division
y-clinched wild card
Fridays Games
Boston 12, Baltimore 3
Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 3
Miami 3, Detroit 2
Texas 5, L.A. Angels 3
Kansas City 6, ChicagoWhite Sox 1
N.Y. Yankees 3, Houston 2
Cleveland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.
Oakland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.
Saturdays Games
L.A. Angels (Richards 7-7) at Texas (D.Holland 10-
9), 12:05 p.m.
Cleveland (Kazmir 9-9) at Minnesota (De Vries
0-1), 1:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay (Archer 9-7) at Toronto (Happ 4-7),
1:07 p.m.
Oakland (J.Parker 12-7) at Seattle (Maurer 4-8),
4:10 p.m.
Boston (Lester 15-8) at Baltimore (W.Chen 7-7),
7:05 p.m.
Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 14-8) at Miami (Eovaldi 4-6),
7:10 p.m.
Kansas City (Ventura 0-0) at Chicago White Sox
(Er.Johnson 2-2), 7:10 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 10-11) at Houston (Clemens
4-6), 7:10 p.m.
Sundays Games
Tampa Bay at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.
Detroit at Miami, 1:10 p.m.
Boston at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m.
Cleveland at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m.
Kansas City at ChicagoWhite Sox, 2:10 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees at Houston, 2:10 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Texas, 3:05 p.m.
Oakland at Seattle, 4:10 p.m.
End of Regular Season
Fridays Games
Miami 3, Detroit 2
Milwaukee 4, N.Y. Mets 2
Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 1
Atlanta 1, Philadelphia 0
St. Louis 7, Chicago Cubs 0
Washington at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.
Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
San Diego at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.
Saturdays Games
Pittsburgh (Morton 7-4) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 14-
11), 1:05 p.m.
San Diego (Stults 10-13) at San Francisco (Petit
4-0), 4:05 p.m.
Milwaukee (J.Nelson 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Harang
0-1), 4:10 p.m.
ChicagoCubs (E.Jackson8-17) at St. Louis (Wain-
wright 18-9), 4:15 p.m.
Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 14-8) at Miami (Eovaldi 4-6),
7:10 p.m.
Philadelphia (E.Martin 2-5) at Atlanta (Minor 13-
8), 7:10 p.m.
Washington (Haren 9-14) at Arizona (McCarthy
5-10), 8:10 p.m.
Colorado (Nicasio 8-9) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke
15-3), 9:10 p.m.
Sundays Games
Detroit at Miami, 1:10 p.m.
Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m.
San Diego at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m.
Washington at Arizona, 4:10 p.m.
End of Regular Season
Rios rf 3 1 1 1 0 1 .278
A.Beltre 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .315
Pierzynski c 4 1 1 1 0 1 .273
Moreland 1b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .233
Gentry lf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .275
Dav.Murphy dh 3 1 1 0 1 0 .220
L.Martin cf 2 0 1 0 0 1 .263
TTotals 32 7 10 3 2 4
Los Angeles 101 020 0004 9 5
Texas 140 020 00x7 10 0
a-fied out for Iannetta in the 8th. b-grounded
out for G.Green in the 8th. c-doubled for Field in
the 9th.
EAybar (15), An.Romine (4), Cowgill (1), Rich-
ards (2), Calhoun (8). LOBLos Angeles 9, Texas
7. 2BAybar 3 (33), J.Hamilton (32), H.Kendrick
(21), Rios (31), Gentry (12). RBIsCowgill (8),
Trout 2 (96), H.Kendrick (54), Rios (80), Pierzyn-
ski (70), Gentry (20). SBGentry (22), L.Martin
(36). SAndrus, L.Martin 2. SFTrout 2, Rios.
Runners left in scoring positionLosAngeles 4
(An.Romine, Trumbo, Aybar, H.Kendrick); Texas 5
(Moreland, Andrus 2, L.Martin 2). RISPLos An-
geles 2 for 11; Texas 4 for 15.
Runners moved upCowgill 2, Iannetta,
A.Beltre, Dav.Murphy.
Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
RichardsL,7-8 41-3 6 6 3 1 2 76 4.16
Boshers 0 2 1 1 0 0 4 4.70
Coello 2-3 1 0 0 0 1 14 3.71
Hanson 3 1 0 0 1 1 41 5.42
D.Holland 4 2-3 8 4 4 0 4 79 3.42
Soria W, 1-0 1 1-3 0 0 0 2 2 38 3.86
R.Ross H, 15 1 0 0 0 1 2 15 3.08
Scheppers H, 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1.93
Nathan S, 43-46 1 1 0 0 1 2 24 1.41
Boshers pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.
Inherited runners-scoredBoshers 1-1, Coello
2-1, Soria 1-0. WPRichards 2.
UmpiresHome, Scott Barry; First, Alfonso
Marquez; Second, Ted Barrett; Third, Mike
T3:18. A38,635 (48,114).
Indians 5, Twins 1
Cleveland AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Bourn cf 4 1 2 2 0 1 .262
Swisher rf-1b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .244
Kipnis 2b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .282
C.Santana 1b 4 1 1 2 0 1 .269
M.Carson rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .636
Brantley lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .286
As.Cabrera ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .242
Giambi dh 2 0 0 0 0 1 .183
a-Chisenhall ph-dh0 0 0 0 1 0 .225
b-Raburn ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 1 .272
Y.Gomes c 4 1 1 0 0 0 .293
Aviles 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .255
Totals 34 5 7 5 2 9
Minnesota AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Presley cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .282
Dozier 2b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .243
Ploufe 3b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .256
Doumit dh 4 1 1 0 0 2 .249
Willinghamlf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .208
Colabello 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .195
Mastroianni rf 3 0 0 0 0 3 .185
c-Parmelee ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231
Fryer c 1 0 1 1 2 0 .400
Florimon ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .222
Totals 31 1 6 1 3 13
Cleveland 000 230 0005 7 0
Minnesota 000 100 0001 6 0
c-fied out for Mastroianni in the 9th.
LOBCleveland 4, Minnesota 6. 3BBourn
(6). HRC.Santana (20), of De Vries. RBIs
Bourn 2 (50), Kipnis (84), C.Santana 2 (73),
Fryer (3).
Runners left in scoring positionCleveland 1
(C.Santana); Minnesota 2 (Ploufe, Florimon).
RISPCleveland 2 for 3; Minnesota 1 for 7.
DPCleveland 1 (As.Cabrera, C.Santana).
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
Kazmir W, 10-9 6 6 1 1 2 11 104 4.04
Rzepczynski 1 0 0 0 1 0 11 0.92
Allen 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 2.43
J.Smith 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 2.29
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
De Vries L, 0-2 5 6 5 5 1 7 9110.80
Swarzak 1 2-3 1 0 0 1 1 30 2.91
Thielbar 1 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 21 1.76
Perkins 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 2.30
Inherited runners-scoredThielbar 1-0.
UmpiresHome, Larry Vanover; First, Greg
Gibson; Second, Brian Gorman; Third, Tony Ran-
T2:53. A30,452 (39,021).
Mariners 7, Athletics 5
Oakland AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Crisp cf 3 0 0 1 1 0 .261
Donaldson 3b 3 1 0 0 2 2 .301
Lowrie ss 5 1 2 0 0 2 .290
Moss 1b 5 1 1 2 0 1 .255
Callaspo dh 5 1 2 2 0 2 .258
Reddick rf 5 0 2 0 0 1 .225
S.Smith lf 1 0 0 0 1 0 .248
a-C.Young ph-lf 2 0 1 0 0 1 .199
Vogt c 2 1 1 0 0 1 .256
b-D.Norris ph-c 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
d-Barton ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265
K.Suzuki c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313
Sogard 2b 2 0 1 0 0 0 .269
c-Freiman ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274
J.Weeks 2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Totals 36 5 10 5 5 11
Seattle AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
B.Miller ss 4 2 2 5 0 0 .262
A.Almonte rf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .264
Seager 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .260
K.Morales dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 .279
Ibanez lf 3 1 0 0 1 1 .244
M.Saunders lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239
Smoak 1b 3 1 1 2 0 0 .237
Ackley cf 2 1 1 0 1 0 .253
Zunino c 3 1 1 0 0 0 .219
Franklin 2b 3 1 2 0 0 0 .227
Totals 29 7 7 7 3 5
Oakland 001 001 3005 10 0
Seattle 021 040 00x7 7 0
a-struck out for S.Smith in the 6th. b-walked
for Vogt in the 6th. c-grounded into a felders
choice for Sogard in the 6th. d-grounded out for
D.Norris in the 8th.
LOBOakland 10, Seattle 1. 2BLowrie (45),
C.Young (18), Vogt (6), Franklin (20). HRMoss
(30), of Rufn; Callaspo (10), of Rufn; Smoak
(20), of J.Parker; B.Miller 2 (8), of J.Parker 2.
RBIsCrisp (66), Moss 2 (86), Callaspo 2 (57),
B.Miller 5 (36), Smoak 2 (50). SBCrisp (21),
C.Young (10). SFCrisp.
Runners left in scoring positionOakland 6
(Moss, Vogt, Freiman 2, Lowrie 2). RISPOakland
2 for 10; Seattle 2 for 2.
Runners moved upMoss. GIDPK.Morales.
DPOakland 1 (J.Weeks, Lowrie, Moss).
J.Parker L, 12-84 1-3 7 7 7 1 4 76 3.97
Blevins 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 6 3.15
Bre.Anderson 1 0 0 0 1 0 17 6.04
Otero 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 1.40
J.Chavez 1 0 0 0 1 0 9 3.99
Maurer W, 5-8 5 1-3 6 2 2 1 5 103 6.30
Furbush 2-3 1 0 0 1 1 15 3.74
Rufn 2-3 2 3 3 1 1 25 8.38
Luetge H, 1 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 4 4.86
Medina H, 19 1 1 0 0 2 2 25 2.91
Farquhar S, 16-20 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 4.20
Inherited runners-scoredFurbush 1-0. WP
UmpiresHome, Alan Porter; First, Marvin
Hudson; Second, Jerry Layne; Third, Hunter
T2:58. A17,751 (47,476).
Brewers 4, Mets 2, 10 innings
Milwaukee AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Aoki rf 5 0 1 0 0 0 .288
Segura ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .294
D.Hand p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091
g-Gindl ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 .244
Maldonado c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .169
Lucroy c-1b 3 2 1 0 2 2 .279
C.Gomez cf 5 1 4 2 0 1 .283
Gennett 2b 4 0 2 0 0 1 .324
Y.Betancourt 3b 4 0 2 2 0 0 .214
J.Francisco 1b 1 0 0 0 1 1 .227
a-Halton ph-1b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .245
Figaro p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
L.Schafer lf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .210
J.Nelson p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Mic.Gonzalez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Badenhop p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
b-Ar.Ramirez ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .284
1-Thornburg pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Blazek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Bianchi ss 1 0 1 0 0 0 .237
Totals 38 4 12 4 4 11
NewYork AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
E.Young lf 5 0 1 1 0 1 .249
Tovar ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
Duda 1b 3 1 0 0 1 0 .225
Atchison p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
F.Francisco p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
D.Wright 3b 5 0 0 0 0 0 .308
Dan.Murphy 2b 3 0 2 1 1 1 .285
Baxter rf 4 0 1 0 1 0 .194
Lagares cf 4 0 0 0 1 0 .244
Recker c 3 0 1 0 0 1 .215
d-Ju.Turner ph-1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281
Quintanilla ss 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222
e-Z.Lutz ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .300
2-den Dekker pr-lf0 1 0 0 0 0 .207
Harang p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .286
Feliciano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Aardsma p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
c-Satin ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .282
Black p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Hawkins p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
f-A.Brown ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .227
Centeno c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Totals 32 2 5 2 7 5
Milwaukee 000 100 010 24 12 1
NewYork 000 100 001 02 5 0
a-struck out for J.Francisco in the 7th. b-
singled for Badenhop in the 7th. c-walked for
Aardsma in the 7th. d-popped out for Recker
in the 9th. e-walked for Quintanilla in the 9th.
f-walked for Hawkins in the 9th. g-walked for
D.Hand in the 10th.
1-ran for Ar.Ramirez in the 7th. 2-ran for Z.Lutz
in the 9th.
EY.Betancourt (11). LOBMilwaukee 10,
New York 10. 2BY.Betancourt (15). HRC.
Gomez (24), of Harang. RBIsC.Gomez 2 (73),
Y.Betancourt 2 (46), E.Young (31), Dan.Murphy
(78). SBLucroy (9), C.Gomez 2 (39), Bianchi
(4), Dan.Murphy (22), Baxter (5). CSBianchi
(4). SGennett, Quintanilla. SFY.Betancourt,
Runners left in scoring positionMilwaukee
5 (L.Schafer 2, J.Francisco, Y.Betancourt, Hal-
ton); NewYork 7 (Recker 2, Lagares, D.Wright 4).
RISPMilwaukee 4 for 12; NewYork 1 for 10.
Runners moved upD.Wright. GIDPD.Wright,
DPMilwaukee 2 (Bianchi, Gennett, Halton),
(Bianchi, Halton).
Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
J.Nelson 5 1 1 1 3 4 72 0.90
Mic.Gonzalez 2-3 2 0 0 0 0 17 4.68
Badenhop 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 2 3.47
Blazek 1 1 0 0 1 0 24 5.71
D.HandW,1-5BS,1-1 2 1 1 1 3 0 35 3.69
Figaro S, 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 1 20 4.14
Harang 6 5 1 1 2 7 107 3.52
Feliciano 2-3 0 0 0 0 2 9 3.97
Aardsma 1-3 1 0 0 0 0 7 4.31
Black 1 2 1 1 1 1 26 3.94
Hawkins 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 2.93
Atchison L, 3-3 1-3 3 2 2 1 0 18 4.37
F.Francisco 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 5 5.06
Inherited runners-scoredBadenhop 2-0,
F.Francisco 2-0. HBPby D.Hand (Duda). WPJ.
Nelson, Harang.
UmpiresHome, Todd Tichenor; First, D.J.
Reyburn; Second, CB Bucknor; Third, Dale Scott
T3:57. A29,326 (41,922).
Pirates 8, Reds 3
Pittsburgh AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
S.Marte lf 5 0 1 0 0 1 .280
N.Walker 2b 5 2 2 2 0 0 .251
McCutchen cf 5 1 2 1 0 0 .317
Morneau 1b 4 1 1 0 1 0 .260
Byrd rf 4 2 3 2 0 0 .291
P.Alvarez 3b 4 1 2 1 0 1 .233
R.Martin c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .226
Barmes ss 3 0 0 1 0 3 .211
Morton p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .139
Mazzaro p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
a-Lambo ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 .214
Ju.Wilson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Watson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
d-G.Jones ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233
e-G.Sanchez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255
Melancon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Morris p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Totals 38 8 13 8 1 6
Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Choo cf 3 1 1 0 1 0 .286
Ludwick lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .244
H.Rodriguez 2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143
Votto 1b 2 1 1 0 3 1 .306
B.Phillips 2b 3 1 2 1 0 0 .261
1-C.Izturis pr-2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .198
c-Heisey ph-lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .234
Bruce rf 4 0 1 2 1 2 .262
Frazier 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .234
Cozart ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .253
Hanigan c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .199
Arroyo p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .068
S.Marshall p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Ondrusek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
b-D.Robinson ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .251
Duke p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Hoover p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
M.Parra p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
f-Paul ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .245
LeCure p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Totals 32 3 5 3 8 9
Pittsburgh 002 131 0108 13 0
Cincinnati 003 000 0003 5 1
a-homeredfor Mazzaro in the 6th. b-walkedfor
Ondrusek in the 6th. c-grounded out for C.Izturis
in the 6th. d-was announced for Watson in the
8th. e-grounded into a double play for G.Jones in
the 8th. f-struck out for M.Parra in the 8th.
1-ran for B.Phillips in the 5th.
EFrazier (10). LOBPittsburgh 5, Cincin-
nati 11. 2BBruce (43). HRN.Walker 2 (16), of
Arroyo 2; McCutchen (21), of Arroyo; P.Alvarez
(36), ofArroyo; Byrd (24), ofArroyo; Lambo (1),
of Ondrusek. RBIsN.Walker 2 (53), McCutchen
(84), Byrd 2 (88), P.Alvarez (100), Barmes (23),
Lambo (2), B.Phillips (103), Bruce 2 (109). SF
Runners left in scoring positionPittsburgh
3 (Barmes, G.Sanchez, Morneau); Cincinnati
7 (Frazier 2, Cozart, Hanigan 2, Heisey, Bruce).
RISPPittsburgh 1 for 6; Cincinnati 2 for 12.
Runners moved upR.Martin, Ludwick.
GIDPMorneau, G.Sanchez.
DPCincinnati 2 (Frazier, H.Rodriguez, Votto),
(Frazier, Cozart, Votto).
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
Morton 4 1-3 5 3 3 5 3 92 3.26
MazzaroW, 8-2 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 7 2.81
Ju.Wilson 1 0 0 0 2 1 26 2.08
Watson 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 2.39
Melancon 1 0 0 0 0 1 16 1.39
Morris 1 0 0 0 1 2 19 3.46
Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
Arroyo L, 14-124 2-3 8 6 6 1 2 74 3.79
S.Marshall 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 3 1.74
Ondrusek 1 1 1 1 0 3 15 4.09
Duke 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 6.23
Hoover 1-3 3 1 1 0 0 9 2.86
M.Parra 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 4 3.33
LeCure 1 1 0 0 0 0 17 2.66
Inherited runners-scoredMazzaro 3-0,
M.Parra 2-0. HBPby Morton (Choo). WPMor-
UmpiresHome, Tim Timmons; First, Mike
Winters; Second, Laz Diaz; Third, Mark Wegner.
T3:24. A40,707 (42,319).
Padres 9, Giants 3
San Diego AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Denorfa rf 5 2 2 2 0 1 .276
Forsythe ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .214
Fuentes cf 1 1 1 1 0 0 .152
Gyorko 2b 5 1 1 2 0 1 .249
Headley 3b 4 1 2 0 1 0 .251
Medica 1b 4 1 3 1 1 0 .292
J.Guzman lf 5 1 3 2 0 1 .228
Amarista cf-ss 5 1 1 0 0 2 .238
C.Robinson c 5 0 1 0 0 1 .167
Stults p 3 0 1 1 0 1 .164
Gregerson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
c-Venable ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .267
1-Alonso pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 .281
Vincent p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Totals 42 9 16 9 2 9
San Francisco AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Pagan cf 5 1 3 0 0 0 .283
J.Perez lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .267
e-Belt ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .287
Pence rf 4 1 1 2 0 1 .282
Sandoval 3b 3 0 2 1 1 0 .276
H.Sanchez c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Abreu 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .263
Pill 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .224
Adrianza ss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .188
Petit p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .063
Kontos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a-F.Peguero ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .179
Dunning p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Mijares p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Hembree p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
b-B.Crawford ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249
Machi p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Kickhamp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
d-G.Blanco ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .267
Totals 36 3 9 3 2 6
San Diego 100 400 0049 16 1
San Francisco 102 000 0003 9 1
a-fied out for Kontos in the 4th. b-grounded
out for Hembree in the 7th. c-doubled for Gre-
gerson in the 9th. d-struck out for Kickhamin the
9th. e-struck out for J.Perez in the 9th.
1-ran for Venable in the 9th.
EAmarista (5), Adrianza (1). LOBSan Diego
8, San Francisco 8. 2BHeadley (35), Venable
(22), Pagan (16), Sandoval (27), Pill (4). HR
Denorfa (10), of Petit; J.Guzman (9), of Petit;
Gyorko (22), of Kickham; Pence (27), of Stults.
RBIsDenorfa 2 (47), Fuentes (1), Gyorko 2 (59),
Medica (9), J.Guzman 2 (35), Stults (4), Pence 2
(96), Sandoval (78). SBDenorfa (11).
Runners left in scoring positionSan Diego
4 (Denorfa, Amarista, C.Robinson 2); San Fran-
cisco 3 (F.Peguero, Belt 2). RISPSan Diego 6 for
11; San Francisco 2 for 10.
Runners moved upAdrianza. GIDPAma-
DPSan Francisco 1 (Adrianza, Abreu, Pill).
Stults W, 11-13 7 7 3 3 0 3 97 3.93
Gregerson H, 24 1 0 0 0 1 1 12 2.76
Vincent 1 2 0 0 1 2 23 2.15
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
Petit L, 4-1 3 2-3 7 5 5 0 2 69 3.56
Kontos 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 6 4.56
Dunning 1 1 0 0 2 0 27 2.55
Mijares 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 4.22
Hembree 1 0 0 0 0 2 11 0.00
Machi 1 2 0 0 0 1 14 2.38
Kickham 1 6 4 4 0 1 29 10.16
Inherited runners-scoredKontos 2-0. WP
UmpiresHome, Joe West; First, Quinn Wol-
cott; Second, Andy Fletcher; Third, Rob Drake.
T3:01. A41,201 (41,915).
Blue Jays 7, Rays 2
Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Zobrist 2b-cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .277
S.Rodriguez lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .249
W.Myers rf 4 1 2 1 0 0 .293
Longoria 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .266
D.Young dh 4 0 0 1 0 0 .250
Y.Escobar ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .255
Loney 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .301
J.Molina c 2 0 0 0 0 1 .237
b-De.Jennings ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252
Lobaton c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249
Fuld cf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .194
c-T.Beckhamph-2b1 0 1 0 0 0 .429
Totals 32 2 6 2 1 5
Toronto AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Reyes ss 5 1 1 0 0 1 .294
Lawrie 3b 3 0 2 0 2 0 .251
Lind dh 3 0 2 3 0 1 .287
a-Kawasaki ph-dh2 0 0 0 0 2 .230
Sierra rf 4 0 1 0 0 3 .288
Gose cf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .252
Goins 2b 4 1 1 2 0 2 .263
Langerhans 1b 3 2 2 0 1 0 .286
Thole c 4 0 0 0 0 3 .176
Pillar lf 4 2 2 2 0 2 .204
Totals 36 7 12 7 3 15
Tampa Bay 100 000 0012 6 0
Toronto 001 240 00x7 12 0
b-grounded out for J.Molina in the 8th. c-sin-
gled for Fuld in the 8th.
LOBTampa Bay 4, Toronto 8. 2BZobrist
(36), W.Myers (21), Loney (33). HRGoins (2), of
J.Wright; Pillar (3), of B.Gomes. RBIsW.Myers
(52), D.Young (5), Lind 3 (67), Goins 2 (8), Pillar
2 (13). SBGose (4), Langerhans (1).
Runners left in scoring positionTampa Bay
2 (Fuld, Longoria); Toronto 4 (Gose, Goins 2, Si-
erra). RISPTampa Bay 1 for 8; Toronto 4 for 11.
Runners moved upS.Rodriguez, Longoria,
D.Young. GIDPLongoria.
DPToronto 1 (Reyes, Goins, Langerhans).
Archer 2 1-3 5 1 1 1 4 64 3.22
Al.Torres L, 4-2 1 1-3 2 2 2 0 2 23 1.71
J.Wright 2-3 4 3 3 1 2 31 3.09
B.Gomes 2-3 1 1 1 1 2 25 6.52
C.Ramos 3 0 0 0 0 5 31 4.14
HappW, 5-7 7 1-3 5 1 1 1 4 113 4.56
Loup 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 5 2.47
McGowan 1 1 1 1 0 1 19 2.45
Inherited runners-scoredAl.Torres 2-0,
J.Wright 2-2, B.Gomes 1-1, Loup 1-0. WP
Al.Torres. PBThole.
UmpiresHome, Chad Fairchild; First, Paul
Schrieber; Second, Jef Kellogg; Third, Eric Coo-
T3:18. A33,232 (49,282).
Rangers 7, Angels 4
Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Aybar ss 5 3 3 0 0 0 .271
Cowgill lf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .233
Field 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
c-J.Hamilton ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250
Trout cf 1 0 0 2 2 1 .323
H.Kendrick dh 5 0 1 1 0 2 .300
Trumbo 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .235
Calhoun rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .281
Iannetta c 2 0 0 0 1 0 .225
a-Shuck ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291
G.Green 2b 3 0 0 0 0 3 .250
b-Conger ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251
An.Romine 3b 3 1 1 0 1 1 .257
Totals 34 4 9 4 4 10
Texas AB R H BI BB SO Avg.
Kinsler 2b 5 2 1 0 0 0 .276
Andrus ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 .272
it had much to do with the game.
You cant leave balls in up the
zone in this ballpark against that
lineup and get away with it.
Prospect Andrew Lambo hit his
rst homer off Logan Ondrusek,
the rst time the Pirates had six
in a game since Aug. 22, 2007 at
Pirates starter Charlie Morton
also struggled, leaving with one out
and the bases loaded in the fth. Vin
Mazzaro (8-2) fanned Zack Cozart
and retired Ryan Hanigan on a y
ball as the slumping Reds left the
bases loaded for the second time in
the game.
Cincinnati stranded 11 runners
Both teams already had clinched
wild-card berths heading into their
weekend series. Whoever took it
would host the one-game showdown.
Pittsburgh made quick work of it,
winning the opener 4-1 on Friday
night and then the second game, too.
Better to be home than on the
road, McCutchen said. Today
showed how bad we wanted to go
home. We answered in a big way.
The Ohio River rivals have met
ve times in the playoffs 1970,
1972, 1975, 1979 and 1990, when
the Reds won their last World Series
title. The Reds are 13-7 against the
Pirates in the postseason. Pittsburgh
has played the Reds more than any
other team in the playoffs.
The Reds have gone into a deep
slump at a very bad time. Theyve
lost four in a row since clinching a
playoff spot with a 3-2 win over the
Mets on Monday night, scoring a
total of six runs.
They were at it again in the rst
inning on Saturday, leaving the
bases loaded when Todd Frazier
ied out.
Walker and McCutchen hit back-
to-back homers in the third for a
2-0 lead. Brandon Phillips had an
RBI single and Jay Bruce followed
with a two-run double for a 3-2 lead
in the third, Cincinnatis rst lead
since Monday.
And it didnt last long.
Alvarez led off the fourth inning
with a rst-pitch homer, tying it at
3. Alvarezs 36th homer gave him
100 RBIs. Walker hit his career-
high 16th homer in the fth inning
the rst multihomer game of his
career and Byrds two-run shot
ended Arroyos outing. Walker has
seven homers in September.
Lambos pinch-hit homer let the
Pirates tie the record for most by
a visiting team at Great American
Ball Park, which opened in 2003.
From page 1C
AP photo
Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil
Walker, left, is congratulated by man-
ager Clint Hurdle after they defeated
the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Saturday in
Cincinnati. Walker hit two home runs in
the game.
Brewers down Mets in 10th
The Associated Press
Gomez homered and had
four hits, including a tie-
breaking single in the
10th inning that sent the
Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2
victory over the New York
Mets on Saturday.
Yuniesky Betancourt
drove in two runs to help
the Brewers (74-87) win
their fourth straight as they
put together a strong nish
to a disappointing season.
Milwaukee has won the
rst three in a four-game
set at Citi Field all by
the same score to give
the club ve victories in its
nal seven series.
Despite their punchless
nish, the Mets are poised
to retain manager Terry
Three people with
knowledge of the situation
told The Associated Press
that Collins is close to an
agreement to return. The
people spoke on condition
of anonymity because the
deal had not been nalized
and no announcement had
been made. Collins current
contract expires after this
season, his third in charge
of the Mets.
Cardinals 6, Cubs 2
Wainwright earned his
19th victory in a tuneup
for the NL division series
opener and Matt Holliday
homered again as the St.
Louis Cardinals showed
no letup after clinching the
NL Central, beating the
Chicago Cubs.
Holliday homered for the
second straight day and
Yadier Molina drove in two
runs for St. Louis (96-65),
which entered the day tied
with Atlanta for the NL
lead in wins. The Cardinals
have won ve in a row.
Wainwright (19-9)
allowed two hits in shut-
out 5 1-3 innings and tied
for the league lead in vic-
tories with Washingtons
Jordan Zimmermann, who
lost his last scheduled start
Wednesday in St. Louis.
Seth Maness earned his
rst career save by getting
Darwin Barney on a dou-
ble-play ball.
Edwin Jackson (8-18)
leads the majors in losses.
Padres 9, Giants 3
Jesus Guzman, Chris
Denora and Jedd Gyorko
each homered and drove
in two runs and the San
Diego Padres beat the San
Francisco Giants.
Hunter Pence, who
reached a tentative agree-
ment on a $90 million,
ve-year contract before
the game, hit a two-run
homer for the Giants. San
Francisco had won three in
a row.
Eric Stults (11-13)
pitched seven effective
innings to win his third
straight start after going
0-6 in his previous 10 starts.
He also helped himself with
an RBI single during a four-
run fourth.
Stults allowed three runs
on seven hits. He did not
walk a batter and struck
out three.
Yusmeiro Petit (4-1)
lasted a season-low 3 2-3
innings, giving up ve runs
and seven hits.
AP photo
New York Mets catcher Anthony Recker reaches to tag out
Milwaukee Brewers Jonathan Lucroy in the sixth inning Saturday
in New York.
Indians open AL wild-card
lead over Tampa, Texas
The Associated Press
Cleveland Indians moved
into the AL wild-card lead
on the next-to-last sched-
uled day of the regular sea-
son, beating the Minnesota
Twins 5-1 Saturday behind
Scott Kazmirs strong start
to extend their winning
streak to nine.
Seeking their rst post-
season appearance since
2007, the Indians (91-70)
took a one-game lead over
Tampa Bay and Texas
(both 90-71), who both lost
Cleveland is assured of at
least a tie for the AL wild
card. With three teams
seeking the two wild cards,
Sundays results could
decide the matter or lead
to one or two tiebreaker
games at the start of next
Blue Jays 7, Rays 2
Tampa Bay Rays dropped
into a tie with Texas for the
second AL wild-card berth,
losing to Toronto as Ryan
Goins and Kevin Pillar hit
two-run home runs for the
Blue Jays and J.A. Happ
won for the rst time in
four starts.
The Rays (90-71) lost
their second straight fol-
lowing a seven-game win-
ning streak and dropped a
half-game behind Cleveland
(90-70), which was playing
at Minnesota. The regu-
lar season is slated to end
Adam Lind had two hits
and three RBIs and Brett
Lawrie reached base four
times as the Blue Jays con-
tinued to make life tough
for the Rays, who start
left-hander Matt Moore
(16-4) in Sundays series
nale against Blue Jays
rookie right-hander Todd
Redmond (4-2).
Rangers 7, Angels 4
Craig Gentry doubled,
scored and bunted in a run,
helping the Texas Rangers
beat the sloppy Los Angeles
Angels and reach the nal
day of the regular season
with a chance to make the
playoffs for the fourth year
in a row.
Texas (90-71) won its
sixth straight and sec-
ond in less than 24 hours.
Cleveland and Tampa Bay
started the day tied for the
two AL wild-card spots at
90-70, a game ahead of the
The Rangers were down
three batters in, but the
Angels made ve errors for
a game for the rst time
since Sept. 16, 2006, also
at Texas.
Mariners 7, Athletics 5
Miller hit a pair of home
runs, including his rst
grand slam, and the Seattle
Mariners beat the Oakland
Athletics in a game that
decided division-series
matchups in the American
Boston clinched home-
eld advantage through-
out the postseason with
Oaklands loss. The AL
West champion As will
play their playoff opener at
home next Friday against
AL Central champion
Detroit, and AL East win-
ner Boston will start at
Fenway Park against the
team emerging from the
wild-card playoff: Cleveland
Tampa Bay or Texas.
Brandon Maurer (5-8)
gave up two runs and six
hits in 5 1-3 innings. He
had been 0-1 in three starts
and three relief appearanc-
es since beating the As on
Aug. 20.
Rivera done, A-Rod just
Rivera says he wont pitch
again before retiring on
When asked if hed pitch
in either of the two games
the New York Yankees
have remaining against
the Houston Astros, the
43-year-old closer said:
Im done guys, Im done.
Rivera last pitched on
Thursday night in the
season nale at Yankee
Stadium. He made a tear-
ful exit to a standing ova-
tion when Derek Jeter and
Andy Pettitte came from
the dugout to remove him
with two outs in the ninth
inning of a loss to Tampa
Rivera had expressed
interest in playing cen-
ter eld earlier this week.
But on Saturday he had a
change of heart, saying
that he didnt think his
knee was up to it.
And Alex Rodriguez says
dealing with his 211-game
suspension stemming from
baseballs Biogenesis drug
investigation has been a
big burden and adds
hes ready to face it head
on when the arbitration
hearing on his grievancel
begins Monday.
Rodriguez is with the
New York Yankees in
Houston this weekend,
though he doesnt expect
to play again this season
because of soreness in his
He says hes excited to
get the hearing started and
that he plans to be there
every day because: Im
ghting for my life and my
whole legacy.
Rodriguez was sus-
pended by MLB the day he
returned from hip surgery
on Aug. 5.
The 38-year-old is hit-
ting .244 with seven hom-
ers and 19 RBIs in 44
games this season and is
six homers shy of tying
Willie Mays 660 for fourth
AP photo
Cleveland Indians Carlos Santana hits a rwo-run home run off
Minnesota Twins pitcher Cole DeVries in the fourth inning Saturday
in Minneapolis.
THETIMES LEADER Sunday, September 29, 2013
CAuGht on CAmErA
See any buck rubs yet? They should soon start
appearing as bucks have lost their velvet and will
look to polish their antlers by shredding a tree.
Actually, the real reason why bucks rub their antlers
on trees is territorial. And yes, most of the time the
bigger the rub means it was likely made by a large
Before bucks start rubbing, however, their ant-
lers are coated with a blood-rich velvet covering. It
protects and nourishes the developing antlers dur-
ing the summer months. The following pictures are
great examples of what a velvet buck looks like. I
wonder how big the rubs will be when these bucks
get their antlers on a tree this fall?
Barbara Wilson (bottom right) captured a picture
that almost looks like a painting with wildowers in
the background and a purple glow. Barbara captured
the image on July 31 in Hanover Township as the
sun was setting.
Rick Pavloskis trail camera (bottom left) caught
this large 8-point on a foggy morning on Game
Lands in Luzerne County last September. It likely
wasnt long before this bucks velvet began to dry
and shed.
Alex Gulitusz (top left) caught these two nice
bucks on his trail camera in Luzerne County in early
August. Bucks often pair up during the summer
months before going their own way in the fall.
Finally, Bobby Jordan Sr. (top right) has a trail
cam in Wyoming County and hell only identify the
location as his secret spot. After taking a look at
this large 9-point from August, its easy to under-
stand why Jordan wants to keep this spot to himself.
Capture anything interesting on your handheld
or trail camera? A nice buck, bear, coyote or any-
thing unique? Wed love to see it. Each week, well
run photos from a readers trail camera on the
Sunday Outdoors page. Email your photo, along
with date and area it was taken (township is ne),
and any other details to
outdoors notEs
The Endless Mountains
Rendezvous Muzzleloader
Show will be Oct. 5-6 at
American Legion Post 510 on
Route 6 in Black Walnut (at mile
marker 297). The show runs
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both
days and admission is $3 (free to
those 16 and younger). Proceeds
benet The Oldest House. For
more information, contact Robin
at 570-499-6758 or visit The
Oldest House on Facebook.
The U.S. Army Corps
Engineers Philadelphia
District has announced the
Francis E. Walter Dam has
enough water storage for a nal
addition to the 2013 recreation
Wet conditions throughout the
summer have allowed the Corps
to add the 10th and nal incre-
ment of the plan. The details of
the nal increment are listed
below. Water will be released dur-
ing the period of Friday, Oct. 11
to Monday, Oct. 14. The ramping
up and down of releases allows
for shing and whitewater raft-
ing opportunities during the nal
drawdown of the recreation sea-
Friday, Oct. 11 400 cubic
feet per second water release
Saturday, Oct. 12 1700 cubic
feet per second water release
Sunday, Oct. 13 1000 cubic
feet per second water release
Monday, Oct. 14 400 cubic
feet per second water release
The Corps will also release
300 cubic feet per second of addi-
tional water storage every day
starting Friday, Sept 13 as part
of the drawdown. To see the plan
or view updates, visit www.nap.
Nescopeck State Park will
hodl the following events in
October (for more information
or to register, call 570-403-2006):
Wednesday, Oct. 16 - Guided
hike: D&L Black Diamond Trail,
9 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 24 - Guided
hike: Creekside Trail, 9 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 25 - Midnight
Madness! (nocturnal animals), 7
Pa. Game
The Pennsylvania Board of
Game Commissioners is consid-
ering a proposal to remove the
bald eagle from the states list of
threatened species, and theres
an opportunity for the public to
weigh in on the matter.
The board voted Tuesday to
open a period of public review
for a proposal to upgrade the bald
eagles status from threatened
to protected in Pennsylvania.
The board still would need to vote
once more before a change in sta-
tus would occur, and the commis-
sioners will take public comments
into consideration before making
their decision.
Tuesdays vote puts the propos-
al on a timeline to be approved as
early as January.
Criteria for removing the bald
eagle from the states threatened
species list are laid out in the
Game Commissions bald eagle
management plan. The plan calls
for delisting eagles as threatened
if four criteria are met for ve
consecutive years. There must
be at least 150 active nests state-
wide; successful pairs in at least
40 counties; at least a 60 percent
success rate of known nests; and
productivity of at least 1.2 eaglets
edged per successful nest.
Three of those criteria already
have been met for a ve-year span,
and eagles in 2013 will exceed for
a fth-straight year the require-
ment of nesting successfully in at
least 40 counties.
If the bald eagle is delisted, the
bird will continue to be protected
under the federal Bald and Golden
Eagle Protection Act (the Eagle
Act), the Migratory Bird Treaty
Act, and the Lacey Act. Under
the Eagle Act, those who harm
or disturb eagles are subject to
a civil penalty of up to one year
in jail or a $5,000 ne for their
rst offense, and criminal convic-
tions can result in nes as high as
Additionally, state penal-
ties for disturbing protected
wildlife include nes of up to
$1,500 and bolster protection for
Pennsylvania eagles.
Those wishing to submit
comments on the proposal to
remove the bald eagle from
the states threatened species
list may send them by email to, or
via U.S. mail to the Pennsylvania
Game Commission, Attn. Bald
Eagle Comments, 2001 Elmerton
Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-
Energy leases approved
Also Tuesday, the board
approved a number of leases
with energy companies that
will result in more than $9 mil-
lion in initial revenue, and a yet
unknown amount of royalties.
tom VEnEsKY
Theres no denying that
when the Pennsylvania Game
Commission approved the
use of crossbows during the
archery season in 2009, it ben-
efited hunters.
Depending on the skill level
of the shooter, crossbows
exceed compound, recurve
and longbows when it comes
to accuracy and speed. Unlike
their traditional archery
counterparts, corssbows can
be pre-drawn which reduces
fatigue and are shouldered and
aimed like a rifle.
But can crossbow use in
archery season become too
much of a good thing?
Thats a concern that is on
the mind Jay Delaney, who rep-
resents the northeast region
on the PGC board of commis-
sioners. Delaney points to the
spike in the archery harvest
after crossbows were legalized
for all hunters in 2009. Prior
to then crossbows could only
be used by hunters possessing
a disabled permit or hunters
in three Wildlife Management
Units in the Philadelphia and
Pittsburgh areas.
Since they were allowed
statewide, the archery harvest
has increased by more than
25,000 since 2008 the last
year crossbows were prohib-
ited. The number of archery
hunters has also increased
over the same span a hike
of 37,000 since 2008.
A crossbow is a different
hunting tool, Delaney said.
And we now have more hunt-
ers taking more deer during
the archery season.
Specifically, Delaney is the
use of crossbows is resulting
in too many bucks being taken
in the archery season before
they have a chance to breed.
Its an issue that Delaney said
affects rifle hunters and those
who hunt with flintlocks and
For the 2012-13 season,
the antlered deer harvest
was 42,220, an increase of
almost 11,000 since 2008. The
archery harvest for bucks has
increased every season since
crossbows became legal state-
wide, and last year crossbows
accounted for 48 percent of
the overall archey harvest,
according to PGC figures.
The number of bucks har-
vested in archery season con-
tinues to go up, and when the
rifle hunters arent seeing the
bucks thats one reason why,
Delaney said. We have to bal-
ance things for rifle, archery,
muzzleloader and flintlock
hunters. One thing we need
to continue to watch is when
does it become too much?
The answer is now, accord-
ing to Ed Krystofosky, owner
of The Archery Zone in
Larksville. Since crossbows
became legal for archery sea-
son almost four years ago,
Krystofosky said he has sold
more in his store each year.
It stunned me, he said.
Almost every store has seen
an increase.
Krystofosky, who is an avid
archery hunter and uses a
recurve bow, said longtime
archery hunters didnt neces-
sarily shift to using crossbows.
The hike in sales is the result
of another group of hunters.
Its mainly those who
never hunted archery before
are the ones now getting into
it. Theyre using crossbows
because its easier. Its basically
a modified gun, Krystofosky
To me, a crossbow is defi-
nitely a more efficient way to
In addition to their accuracy,
Krystofosky said crossbows
hold an advantage over regu-
lar bows in that the string can
be pulled back and locked in
place, ready to shoot.
With a regular bow, if a big
buck sees you draw back, its
gone. All you have to do with
a crossbow is raise it to your
shoulder, he said.
While the increase in the
archery deer harvest signals
a hike in archery hunters,
Delaney said its a good thing
that more people are out hunt-
But there may also be a
downside, he cautioned.
Are we taking too many
pre-rut bucks? he said.
Our Bureau of Wildlife
Management is monitoring
this, and they havent brought
anything to the board yet.
PGC spokesman Travis
Lau said theres no specific
Cause for concern?
Pa. Game Commission monitoring the impact
of crossbows during the archery deer season
Clark Van Order | The Times Leader
Ed Krystofosky, owner of the Archery Zone in Larksville, shoulders a crossbow at the indoor range in his shop.
rEsidEnt ArChErY LiCEnsE sALEs
oVEr thE LAst 10 YEArs
2002 - 270,043
2003 - 271,162
2004 - 270,584
2005 - 257,159
2006 - 256,662
2007 - 255,188
2008 - 260,001
2009 - 274,583
(frst year that crossbows were permitted)
2010 - 277,602
2011 - 285,549
2012 - 297,031
Statewide archery harvest and the number of antlered and
antlerless deer taken in archery season over the last six years :
total archery harvest Antlered Antlerless
2007-08 - 60,890 27,420 33,470
2008-09 - 64,880 31,550 33,330
2009-10 - 73,440 33,520 39,920
(First year crossbows were permitted statewide)
2010-11- 77,020 39,450 37,570
2011-12- 83,970 39,800 44,170
2012-13- 89,950 42,220 47,730
number that the agency
watches to determine if
the harvest is too large
but changes would be
recommended if the
monitoring turned up any
biological impacts on the
deer herd.
In general, we dont
really see hunting with
crossbows as being dif-
ferent than hunting with
other sporting arms, Lau
said. The antlerless har-
vest largely is controlled
through allocation, so
whether a doe tag is filled
with a bow, rifle or cross-
bow really doesnt mat-
ter from a management
The buck harvest
more directly, the per-
centage of the buck har-
vest coming from cross-
bows probably would
be more likely to influ-
ence a recommendation.
But at this point, with
crossbows accounting for
about 15 percent of the
total buck harvest, its
nowhere near any level of
While the archery har-
vest has increased since
2009, the more telling
factor behind the impact
of crossbows may be the
recovery rate.
Sweet Valley resident
Chris Denmon, who is
an avid archery hunter
and president of the
North Mountain Branch
of the Quality Deer
Management Association,
believes crossbows have
improved hunters effi-
ciency and, as a result,
reduced the amount of
deer that are hit and not
When it comes to
archery, Denmon said,
some hunters dont log
as much practice time as
they should and are more
prone to making a poor
shot. Many times that
animal isnt recovered,
he said, and thus its not
reflected in the harvest
With a crossbow, there
is a better chance of that
same hunter making a
good, ethical shot and
recovering that deer,
Denmon said. I believe
the recovery rate has
improved with cross-
bows. The accuracy is
better even with less
practice than is needed to
hunt with a bow.
Since crossbows
became legal for all hunt-
ers in 2009, the sale of
resident archery licenses
has increased every year.
The first year crossbows
were permitted archery
license sales jumped by
more than 14,000 the
year before. In 2012,
there were 37,000 more
archery licenses sold than
in 2008.
As far as crossbows
swelling the ranks of
archery hunters, Denmon
doesnt believe that will
have a significant impact
on the overall antlered
deer harvest. If a cross-
bow hunter didnt harvest
a buck during the archery
season, he will likely be
out there hunting again
in the rifle deer season,
he said.
Denmon has taken
plenty of bucks with
a compound bow but
switched to a crossbow in
2009. He hasnt thought
about going back to a
compound bow.
Still, Denmon cau-
tioned that crossbows do
have their limitations.
There is a misconcep-
tion out there as to their
capabilities, he said.
Theyre not a whole
lot faster than a tradi-
tional bow and you still
shouldnt take a longer
shot with a crossbow that
you wouldnt take with a
regular bow.
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From page 11C
The statewide archery
deer season opens on
Oct. 5 and continues to
Nov. 16. The late season
runs fromDec. 26to
Jan. 11. In addition to
crossbows, hunters can
use compound, recurve
and longbows.
While the permitted use of crossbows may have
brought more hunters into the woods for the fall
archery season, its not the only factor leading to
what some consider are crowded conditions.
Ed Krystofosky, who hunts with a recurve bow, said
archers have to share the woods with those hunting
small game, turkey along with early antlerless
muzzleloader season and junior and senior hunters
out for the early antlerless rifle season.
Now youre putting rifles out there and Im
hunting with a stick and a string, Krystofosky said. I
have nothing against them being out there hunting.
My gripe is putting all these seasons together in one
big group. They should at least separate the more
advanced weapons like rifles, muzzleloaders and
crossbows and put them together.
Chris Denmon, who has hunted the archery season
with both traditional bows and crossbows, said the
conglomerate of seasons in the fall has actually
reduced hunting pressure.
Hunters are more spread out as opposed to those
intense, short seasons where everybody tries to get
out all at once, he said. I hunt mainly on private
land, so its never really been a factor for me.
2007-08 - 22%
2008-09 - 24%
2009-10 - 33%
2010-11 - 36%
2011-12 - 43%
2012-13 - 48%
Clark Van Order | The Times Leader
Ed Krystofosky, owner of The Archery Zone in Larksville, shows the
differences between a crossbow and a recurve.
ST. PAUL, Minn. The Big
Ten is ready to take the ice.
The venerable conference built
by storied football programs is
about to start its rst sanctioned
hockey season.
Big Ten anything is a big deal,
no matter what sport it is, and its
an honor to be a part of such a
prestigious league, said Penn
State junior forward Tommy
Coaches and key players
from all six teams assembled on
Thursday at Xcel Energy Center,
the site of the inaugural confer-
ence tournament from March
20-22. That event will alternate
between St. Paul and Joe Louis
Arena in Detroit in the coming
The Big Ten formation shook
up the sport at the major college
level, resulting in the creation
of a second league (National
Collegiate Hockey Conference),
the dilution of one (Western
Collegiate Hockey Association)
and the extinction of another
(Central Collegiate Hockey
Association). But the coaches
and players were naturally buzz-
ing with excitement about the
newsetup, rather than lamenting
the loss of some long-running
conference rivalries.
There is a little trepidation
with some of the fans at times,
but I do believe that theyre
going to see were going to have
at Minnesota the best of both
worlds, Gophers coach Don
Lucia said. Were part of the Big
Ten. Well continue to play our
in-state rivals, a lot of our former
rivals fromthe WCHAover time,
and I think its going to be a very
successful move for us in our pro-
Lucia added: After a few
years, it becomes the new norm.
Fans start to see the way the con-
ferences are, and all of a sudden,
you dont know any different.
who played for the Wolverines in
the late 1950s when they were
in the WCHA with the Gophers,
recalled a erce rivalry with the
potential for a modern renewal.
Whenever we played
Minnesota you could tell just
fromthe fans it was like a Stanley
Cup game, and Im hoping thats
what we get back into this confer-
ence, Berenson said.
The leagues rst ofcial game
will be onOct. 10whenMichigan
hosts Boston College, and the
Big Ten Network is planning to
show Friday night doublehead-
ers throughout the winter, the
hallmark of the enhanced brand
these programs are anticipat-
ing. Michigan, Michigan State
and Ohio State came from the
CCHA, and Minnesota and
Wisconsin left the WCHA. Penn
State, which played as an inde-
pendent in its inaugural season
in the sport, is the upstart under-
If we recruited you to come
to Penn State, we believe youre
someone hungry to accept that
challenge, coach Guy Gadowsky
said. We dont know. Trust me,
were not naive. We understand
very well howgreat the programs
are in the Big Ten Conference.
With the visibility of the Big
Ten Network, theres not much
doubt about this six-team league
becoming a nancial success,
even if purist fans will take a
while to get over the change.
Theres an anxiety shared around
the sport, though, about the via-
bility of the lower-prole leagues,
particularly the new-look
WCHA now lled with schools
that play in Division II in other
sports. Programs used to host-
ing Minnesota in WCHA games
or Michigan in CCHA contests
could have a harder time selling
tickets and recruits.
Michigan State coach Tom
Anastos formerly served as
CCHA commissioner, so he felt
the loss as hard as anyone.
Its not bittersweet. Im over
it, Anastos said. What Im
happy about is the CCHA had a
very nice run. All the programs
have found a home, and I think
the Big Ten opportunity is very
exciting, both for our member
schools and I think for college
hockey. So I think there is a lot of
good stuff in store.
The collective hope for the
future is that other schools will
follow Penn States lead and add
hockey as a varsity sport rather
than pull the plug on a ounder-
ing program.
Expansion is always good
because theres a ton of youth
hockey players out there who
have a dream of playing college
hockey, Wisconsin defenseman
Frankie Simonelli said.
The NCHC took North
Dakota, Denver, Colorado
College, Minnesota Duluth,
St. Cloud State and Nebraska
Omaha from the rest of the
WCHA core and added Miami
and Western Michigan from the
CCHA. But despite the reach of
the Big Ten Network and the tra-
dition and size of those schools,
the NCHC hasnt inched.
The Big Ten really hasnt
out-recruited our league at all,
Nebraska Omaha coach Dean
Blais said at Target Center in
Minneapolis, where the NCHC
held its preseason media session
at the site of its conference tour-
nament. One consistent thing
is that were going to be down
here at the Target Center every
year. Minnesota and Wisconsin
are going to be moving back and
forth from the Xcel every other
year. So were going to get a lot of
Minnesota fans over here when
they go to the Joe.
Said North Dakota coach Dave
Hakstol: I have no interest in
trying to be what somebody else
is. Were going to stay very deep-
ly rooted in the tradition of what
our program is, recruit to that
tradition and continue to be very
strong in the areas where weve
traditionally been strong. THE TIMES LEADER SPORTS Sunday, September 29, 2013 PAGE 13C
Most of the lease agreements
result fromrequests by companies
that have strong leaseholds in the
surroundingareas, andalready are
in possession of the energy rights
on Game Commission properties.
The agreements ensure the fuels
are extracted with little to no sur-
face impacts on game lands.
Bat declines tobe considered
The board said Tuesday it will
be looking closely at what the
Game Commission might do to
help bat populations, which have
been in decline due to White-
Nose Syndrome (WNS).
White-Nose Syndrome is
caused by a fungus and affects
hibernating bats. The fungus,
which is white in color, accumu-
lates on the bats noses and wings,
and causes the bats to arouse
often during hibernation, leading
them to burn up crucial energy
reserves. Most of the bats aficted
with White-Nose Syndrome end
up dying, and the decline among
bat populations has been sharp.
The commissioners said any
actions they might take to help
bats need to be taken soon,
or the impact of WNS on bats
might be too severe.
I dont want to sit here in
two or three years and say its
too bad we didnt do anything,
Commissioner David Putnam
The board said it would be
discussing the matter further
at its December working group
PGC to get moving on quail man-
The Pennsylvania Board of
Game Commissioners hope to
jumpstart the states quail man-
agement efforts, and it took action
toward that end.
The board formed a commit-
tee to oversee implementation
of the Game Commissions quail-
management plan, which includes
an initial survey to identify quail
habitat and determine how many
wild quail live in Pennsylvania.
Additionally, the board amend-
ed a nearly $3.9 million lease
agreement for oil and gas rights
to route $250,000 to wildlife man-
agement resources, specically
for the management of the north-
ern bobwhite quail.
Commissioner Jay Delaney of
Wilkes-Barre made the motion
to amend the lease, and it was
seconded by Commissioner
Brian Hoover, then approved
by a 5-2 vote. Commissioners
Ralph Martone and Charles Fox
voted against the measure, and
Commissioner Ronald Weaner
was absent.
Delaney said the Game
Commission should place pri-
ority on efforts to manage
bobwhite quail, since most
reports indicate the species is
in decline, and perhaps could
be considered endangered.
The commissioners said the
additional funding would help
in providing resources for quail
Bobcat, river otter plans to be
The board voted to release to
the public newly-drafted manage-
ment plans for bobcats and river
otters in Pennsylvania.
The plans will be available on
the Game Commissions web-
site,, within
the next week, and there will be
a 60-day period for the public to
review the plans and submit com-
ments to the Game Commission.
The Board of Game
Commissioners will take all com-
ments into consideration when
casting future votes on the plans.
The Game Commission will
issue a news release when the
plans are available online.
Campfires on Game Lands limited
The Pennsylvania Game
Commission doesnt have a
problem with many of the small,
open campres set and main-
tained on state game lands.
Historically, hunters, trap-
pers, anglers and Appalachian
Trail through-hikers using state
game lands have been permitted
to use open res for cooking or
warming purposes.
Recently, however, theres been
an increase of open res at game
lands that have nothing to do with
the intended uses of game lands.
And to address that problem, the
Game Commission is putting lim-
its in place to regulate who can set
and maintain res at game lands.
Under the change, persons
setting campres on game lands
must possess a valid hunting,
furtaking or shing license,
or be through-hiking on the
Appalachian Trail. Precautions
must be taken to prevent the
spread of the re, and the res
must be attended at all times and
extinguished completely before
the site is vacated.
Fires will not be permitted at
times when the re index rating
used by the state Department
of Conservation and Natural
Resources is high, very high, or
extreme in that area.
A person causing a wildre,
in addition to facing possible
criminal penalties, is liable for
damages and the cost of extin-
guishing the re.
From page 11C
when hell
AP Sports Writer
Kobe Bryant stepped off a
flight from Dubai and showed
up at the Los Angeles Lakers
training complex Saturday,
joining his teammates for the
first morning of training camp.
Although Bryant is globe-
trotting comfortably on his
surgically repaired Achilles
tendon, hes still uncertain
when hell join the Lakers on
their practice court as they
begin their return from a huge-
ly disappointing season for the
16-time champion franchise.
I feel good, Bryant said.
I dont think we have a par-
ticular timetable as to where
I should be right now, but Im
feeling good.
Kobe is more certain about
a few other things: Hell come
back strong from his injury,
and the Lakers can contend
for another title even without
Dwight Howard.
Our expectations are
always the same going into
every single season, Bryant
said. Improve every single
game with the goal in mind
of winning the championship.
Doesnt matter what anybody
else is saying. Thats the goal
that we have.
After an offseason that
began in mid-April when he
tore his tendon in a game
against Golden State, Bryant
likely is still a long way from
stepping on the practice
court. Yet nobody around the
Lakers is willing to predict any
timetable for an athlete with
almost supernatural recupera-
tive powers.
The fourth-leading scorer
in NBA history is running on
a special treadmill and doing
some court drills, but still isnt
sprinting or playing basket-
ball. Bryant knows he might
not be ready for opening night
Oct. 29, but hes not willing to
concede anything in his latest
My goal is to play tonight,
you knowwhat I mean? Bryant
asked. Its about being smart
about it and pacing it the right
way and just seeing how it
does. I ts really just a strength
thing now. Im just seeing how
it holds up, and then how the
recovery holds up after that.
Bife refuses to count himself out
AP Sports Writer
DOVER, Del. Matt
Kenseth has Chase perfection.
Kyle Busch nailed the runner-
up nishes. And no driver can
touch the championship pedi-
gree of Jimmie Johnson.
Led by Kenseth, the top
three drivers in the Chase for
the Sprint Cup championship
standings have started to sepa-
rate themselves from the rest
of the eld with eight races
But is the list of contenders
set? Have only three drivers
out of the 13-car eld really
emerged as the favorites to win
the championship?
Not so fast.
Carl Edwards is lurking in
fourth, and Greg Bife and
Kevin Harvick have certainly
stamped themselves as drivers
who can win races and wrest
the top spot away from Kenseth.
I cant imagine with eight
races to go that somebody
would be willing to say, Oh,
this is a three-man race, Bife
As the Chase shifts Sunday
to Dover, the eld knows time
is running short to widen the
list of contenders. Theyll need
that perfect blend of strong n-
ishes and the hope that Kenseth
blows an engine or Busch and
Johnson wreck. Anything that
takes the top drivers out of the
checkered ag chase.
Kenseth, who has a series-
high seven wins, leads Busch
by 14 points and Johnson by
18. Edwards (36 back), Bife
(38), and Harvick (39) are still
in the mix.
Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon,
Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer,
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey
Logano and Kasey Kahne
round out the eld. For some
perspective, Kahne is 71 points
behind Kenseth, more than a
full race behind the leader.
I wouldnt be the one putting
my name on the line to say there
are only three cars in this hunt
right now, Bife said. I wasnt
necessarily saying that for the
16 team. I wasnt making the
case that its not a three-man
race because of us. I wouldnt
count out Carl Edwards or any
of those other guys that are
right there in the hunt.
Bife, who was third last
week at New Hampshire,
knows as well as any driver
that a championship isnt won
in the rst two races. He was
the rst driver in Chase his-
tory to win the rst two races
(2008) of the 10-race playoff
and he followed with a third in
A strong showing, just
not stout enough to hold off
Johnson for the champion-
ship. Bife had four nishes
of 10th or worse and nished
third in the nal standings.
AP photo
Clint Bowyer climbs into his car during Saturdays practice session for
Sundays NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.
Big Ten hockey ready for action
AP photo
The Penn State mens ice hockey teams locker room at Pegula Ice Arena at Penn State is shown during a media
tour on Wednesday in State College.
Loganos Dover win streak reaches four
DOVER, Del. His chase for
a Cup championship all but over,
Joey Logano turned his pursuit
toward Dover history.
Logano dominated at Dover
International Speedway once
more and took the checkered ag
in the tracks Nationwide Series
race for the fourth straight time.
Logano became the rst driver to
win four straight races at Dover in
NASCARs second-tier series.
He pulled away in the No. 22
Ford down the stretch Saturday
and was never seriously chal-
lenged for the win on the mile
Its been my favorite race track
ever since I started here, he said.
With good reason. Logano has
swept the two Dover races the last
two seasons.
Logano, who started on the
pole and led 106 laps, won for
the third time this season. Four
drivers have won 11 times in the
No. 22 Ford, all with crew chief
Jeremy Bullins. Brad Keselowski,
AJ Allmendinger and Ryan Blaney
have all won in the No. 22.
There were a lot of streaks to
be kept alive today and we man-
aged to pull that off, Bullins said.
Kyle Larson was second, fol-
lowed by Kevin Harvick, Brian
Vickers and Elliott Sadler.
Sam Hornish Jr. was 17th and
had his points lead shrink to four
over Austin Dillon with ve races
If we could have lived up to our
potential today, I would feel a lot
better about it, Hornish said. We
go to some tracks that I really like.
Theres not a place that I dont like
that were going to go, so Imreally
excited about what weve got.
For all his Saturday success,
Logano has yet to transfer those
regular wins to the Sprint Cup
series. He has had only one top-
ve nish in nine career Cup
starts at Dover.
He blamed a string of bad
luck that derailed his Dover Cup
Ive had a lot of fast race cars
here there were capable of run-
ning top ves, he said. Ive had
loose wheels, Ive had a at tire,
Ive had motors blowing up. Ive
gone through a lot at this race
Logano made the Chase for
the Sprint Cup championship
eld in his rst season at Penske
Racing, though it came with a
dash of controversy because of
the Richmond scandal. His team
was placed on probation after
radio trafc appeared to show
Front Row Racings crew chief
and spotter talking about David
Gilliland giving Logano a pivotal
spot on the track in exchange for
something unidentied from
Penske Racing.
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In a packed pub in midtown
Manhattan, Ryan Flagherty is sur-
rounded on three sides by people
clamoring for his attention.
He spins one way and pours a
shot of vodka into a glass, then turns
around and wedges a lime into a bot-
tle of beer, pushing it across the coun-
ter. Ignoring the annoyed gaze of a
bulky man on his right, he turns again
to a touch-screen register to ring up
the sales.
Its just a minute out of the gruel-
ing, physically demanding eight-hour
shift that will last long into the night.
But Flagherty, 28, isnt complaining.
With the generous tips of New
Yorkers and his pick of shifts, he pulls
in around $80,000 a year as a bar-
tender. Its more than he was offered
for various ofce jobs he considered
when he arrived in the city, even
though hes highly educated.
I have a masters in economics and
Im bartending in New York, he said
with a shrug. Its a good way to make
A college degree once all but guar-
anteed a well-paying job and higher
earnings than high school graduates.
But fewer of these good jobs are now
available because of both long-term
economic changes and the lingering
effects of the Great Recession.
People such as Flagherty with col-
lege and advanced degrees are work-
ing jobs that dont require them,
whether by choice or necessity. That
in turn pushes people without college
degrees out of those jobs.
In 1970, only 2 percent of reght-
ers had college degrees; now 18 per-
cent do, according to Richard Vedder,
an economist at Ohio University. Less
than 1 percent of taxi drivers had a
college degree in 1970; now 15 per-
cent do. About 25 percent of retail
sales clerks have college degrees,
Vedder said.
The main reason is a pretty simple
one, he said. The number of col-
lege graduates has grown vastly faster
than the number of jobs that require
high-level education skills.
In the 1980s and 1990s, the
demand for college graduates started
booming, especially in the lead-up to
the tech boom, said Paul Beaudry, an
economist at the University of British
Columbia who has studied this trend.
Wages grew and a college education
paid off.
But when the tech bubble burst,
the economy was left with an over-
supply of college graduates. Some
went into industries related to hous-
ing or nance, and then the recession
wiped out those jobs. No industry has
emerged to employ all the people who
got college degrees in that time, he
As more college graduates have
ooded the market, employers are
able to offer lower wages. The earn-
ings of college graduates have fallen
about 13 percent in the past decade,
according to Drexel University econo-
mist Paul Harrington.
Saim Montakim has a bachelors
degree in accounting but drives a New
York City taxicab. Its strenuous work,
but he can make $200 on a good day.
On a bad day, he barely can pay the
rent for the taxi and the cost of gas.
Hes getting a masters degree in
human resource management and
hoping that his dual degrees will help
him nd a better job. The account-
ing jobs he was offered upon gradu-
ation were all entry-level, paying $10
an hour. He prefers driving a taxi to
being stuck in an ofce from 9 to 5 at
that wage, he says.
Montakim, whoisfromBangladesh,
came to the U.S. to get an education.
He gured that with a college degree,
hed be able to nd a good job and
build a life for himself in America.
Now he acknowledges that his idea
that a job comes with a college educa-
tion might have been unrealistic.
Ive always had a dreamof being in
America, for an American education
in the United States, said Montakim,
38. But now I think my expectations
were too high. I was far, far beyond
Aside from his daily expenses,
Montakim has student loans to repay.
Because college is so expensive,
many students are facing a dilem-
ma: If they go to college, they still
might not get a job that requires a
college degree, and theyll be on the
hook for big student loan payments.
But if they dont go to college, they
might be pushed out of entry-level
jobs by overqualied college gradu-
ates who cant nd other work.
No degree required
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Saim Montakim has a bachelors degree in accounting but drives a New York City taxicab. Hes getting a masters degree in human
resource management and hoping that his dual degrees will help him find a better job.
Saim Montakim came to the United States in hopes of getting an education and landing
a well-paying job. He found only one of the two.
College grads fnding getting an education doesnt
always pay of
Internet radio
survey says
Los Angeles Times
Internet radios drumbeat is get-
ting louder.
More than half of Americans who
go online listen to Internet radio ser-
vices, and consumers who use them
are using them more often, indicat-
ing the industry has become increas-
ingly mainstream, according to a
new study by Edison Research.
For the study, streaming services
Pandora Media Inc., Spotify and
TuneIn turned to Edison, based in
Somerville, N.J., to survey more than
3,000 people age 12 and up about
their online music consumption.
The study found that, for the rst
time, a majority of Web users 53
percent, to be preciselisten to
Internet radio outlets, including
personalized streaming, live online
audio and music on-demand.
This study conrms what weve
believed for some time: Audio
streaming has arrived, said John
Donham, chief executive of TuneIn,
a Palo Alto, Calif., company that
aggregates online radio stations and
streams to more than 40 million
active listeners. Its not just that
people are listening differently; more
audio streaming means more overall
Slightly more than two-thirds of
those surveyed said they listen to
more online radio than they did a
year ago as they access content on
more Internet connected devices.
More than 80 percent of smart-
phone owners said they listen to
some kind of Internet radio on their
mobile gadgets.
The advent of mobile listening
and the proliferation of choices for
the types of Internet audio have
transformed the medium from niche
activity to major media channel
in under ten years, Larry Rosin,
Edisons president, said in a state-
ment Tuesday.
Theres still plenty of room for the
industry to grow, especially in the
automobile market.
Almost 9 of 10 people listen to
radio in their cars, but only 17 per-
cent use Internet radio. (The survey
did not include statistics on satellite
services such as SiriusXM.)
The growth of Web streaming
doesnt mean traditional AM and
FM radio is losing out. The survey
said 90 percent of participants listen
to terrestrial stations.
This comes as entrenched stream-
ing Internet services are facing more
On Monday, Apple said its new
iTunes Radio service has brought in
11 million users, and that news sent
Pandoras shares down 10 percent.
Shares recovered slightly Tuesday,
rising 21 cents, less than 1 percent-
age point, to $24.47.
Stifel Nicolas analyst Jordan
Rohan said the introduction of
iTunes radio is not an existential
threat to Oakland, Calif.,-based
Pandora, which counts 72 million
users, but that Apple may take 10
percent to 15 percent of total listen-
ing hours from Pandora in the next
few months.
Investors had ignored the threat
of intensifying competition from
Apple, Rohan wrote in a note to cli-
ents Monday.
Pandoras share price has more
than doubled this year.
Contributing Columnist
DALLAS At a time when work-
ers must take increasing responsibil-
ity for their own health insurance
and retirement savings, any glitch in
those areas can seriously harm their
personal nances.
Think about the frightening pros-
pect of believing all along that you
have health insurance
through your employer,
only to discover that
you dont because your
company is having
nancial problems.
Or believing that
youre on track saving
for retirement through
your 401(k), only to nd
out that your employer
hasnt been transferring
your contributions to
the savings plan. Both
occurrences are rare, but they do hap-
Out of the many companies that
sponsor retirement plans, this type of
action would be unusual, said Barry
Cowan, an employee benets attorney
and shareholder at Winstead Sechrest
& Minick in Dallas. First, most com-
panies consider this a true benet for
the employees, so they want to make
sure the funds are contributed on a
timely basis.
Second, contributions to retire-
ment plans and some health plans
are covered under federal law, he
Both situations involve employ-
ers obligations under the fed-
eral Employee Retirement Income
Security Act, or ERISA, which sets
minimum standards for most private-
industry pension and health plans.
But that doesnt mean you should
blithely ignore the workings of your
employers heath and retirement
plans. Savvy employees are proactive
in monitoring their benets.
Things can turn south quickly when
a rm experiences extreme nancial
As businesses go into bad times,
one of the rst things they do is they
dont pay their payroll taxes in a time-
ly fashion, and they dont make their
(employee benets) contributions
in a timely fashion, said Thomas
White, an employee benets lawyer
and partner at Chapman and Cutler
in Chicago.
Employers can structure their health
insurance plans in two ways: through
a fully insured plan or a self-
insured plan.
In a fully insured plan, the employer
pays premiums to an insurance com-
pany, which agrees to cover employ-
ees claims. The insurer assumes the
risk because its underwriting the
It reduces the likelihood that your
claims wont be paid, because its
heavily regulated, said Gary Short, an
employee benets lawyer and partner
at Vinson & Elkins in Dallas. Fully
insured plans are required to have
reserves. While there could always
be fraud or corruption, thats very
Under self-insurance, employ-
ee medical bills are paid out of
the general assets of the employ-
er, and the company assumes
the risk. That also means that if
Bundle those kids up with ease and some savings
Leaves are changing and falling and
short sleeve shirts are getting packed away
and the long sleeved shirts and eeces are
being worn.
For little kids, layers are the norm but par-
ents know how difcult it could be to get out
the door with backpacks and lunch boxes and
zippers and buttons.
Enter the LaLoops Minky Cape, a trendy
and reversible poncho for girls ages 2-4. Not
only are they fashinable, but they dont use
snaps, zippers or buttons. The close with
They are available in ve color combina-
tions, and with the magnets youll be out the
door in no time and forget about sliding and
bunching in a car seat or stroller.
As part of the companys holiday launch,
they are offering a $15 discount per
cape when you enter the coupon code
LaLoops15 on their website www.
Heres another deal for the young-
sters. Weis markets has Betty Crocker
fruit snacks, including Fruit Rolls ups
and other juice treats, on sale for 99
cents per box but you must buy four
boxes. Not gonna be a problem for
those used to buying these items as the
wee ones go through them like theyre
From some deals for those with
youngsters to one for my more mature
CVS has a twin-pack of Fixodent for $7.99.
Use your CVS Extra Card Card and youll get $3
in Extra Bucks good for a future store purchase
and theres a coupon in todays Times Leader
that will get you a free 2-ounce tube of Fixodent
with the purchase of the twin pack.
If you havent checked out Save A Lot gro-
cery store on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre,
you should. The store 0ften offers plenty of good
deals and this week is no different. Check out the
store for tons of $1 items including Butterball
turkey bacon and turkey bologna, Hamburger
Helper, Stove Top stufng mix, a one pound
bag of baby carrots and Totinos Pizza Rolls.
These items are on sale through Oct. 12.
Make sure you grab the Price Chopper circu-
lar in todays Times Leader where youll nd
three coupon dollar doublers. Use them wisely
and save $6 off your shopping trip.
Theres a glossy coupon sheet for Friendlys
restaurants in todays paper and among the cou-
pons are those for 25 percent off your entire pur-
chase. While they cant be combined with other
deals, including the $11.99 create your own
meal, theyre rare and very valuable. Dont let
them go to waste. For a big dinner party, of say
8, the 25 percent off could be worth $25 or more.
Lonestar Steakhouse is kicking off a month-
long, nationwide promotion Tuesday with its
Texas Steak Fair, offering breaded, fried mac
and cheese, chicken fried steak and donut bites
for dessert for just $12.99. And 50 cents of
each sale will be donated to the local Childrens
Miracle Network.
Andrew M. Seder, a Times Leader staf writer, may be reached
at 570-829-7269. If you knowof any local steals or deals, send
themto aseder@timesleader.comand followhimon Twitter @
TLAndrewSeder for news and ofers throughout the week.
& Deals
Peperno has
been appoint-
ed President/
CEO. Peperno
is a gradu-
ate of West
University of
Robert H. Graham,
president and chief
investment ofcer of
Riggs Asset
Inc., has been
elected its
new board
with a bach-
elor of sci-
ence degree in economics
from Pennsylvania State
University and.
M. Smith
has joined
as dealer
earned a
degree in
business administration
at Penn State University.
He is based in the
Scranton Financial Center
in Scranton and resides in
Wilkes University
recently welcomed the fol-
lowing new faculty mem-
bers for the 2013-2014
academic year:
Edward Bednarz, visit-
ing assistant professor of
mechanical engineering.
He received a bachelors
degree in mechanical
engineering and physics
from Wilkes University.
Bednarz completed his
master of and his doctoral
degrees in mechanical
engineering from the
University of Maryland.
Mia Briceno, assistant
professor of rhetoric and
public communication.
She received her bach-
elors degree in rhetoric
and communication
from the University of
Pittsburgh and her master
of arts in communication
studies from California
State University. Briceno
completed her doctoral
degree in communica-
tion arts and sciences at
the Pennsylvania State
David Carey, associate
professor of electrical
engineering. He received
his bachelors and mas-
ters degrees in electrical
engineering from Wilkes
University. Carey received
a doctoral of philosophy
in electrical and com-
puter engineering from
Clarkson University.
Christopher Dempsey,
visiting assistant profes-
sor of environmental
engineering and earth
sciences. He received his
bachelor of science in
biology from Lycoming
College. He studied at
Lehigh University and
earned both his masters
and doctoral degrees in
environmental science
with a focus on aquatic
Kurt Eisele, assistant
professor and director
of masters and post-
baccalaureate programs in
the school of education.
He received his bachelor
of science in mathemati-
cal education from the
University of Scranton.
At Scranton, Eisele also
completed masters
degrees in mathematics
education and secondary
school administration and
earned certication as an
elementary school admin-
istrator. He completed his
doctorate in education
with a specialization in
human development at
Marywood University.
Karen Frantz-Fry,
assistant professor in the
school of education. She
received a bachelors and
masters degree with a
specialization in special
education and a reading
specialist certicate from
Bloomsburg University.
Frantz-Fry earned elemen-
tary/secondary princi-
pal certication from
Bucknell University and
certication as a supervi-
sor of special education
from Bloomsburg. At
Marywood University
she received a letter of
eligibility: superintendent
of schools and a doctoral
degree in human develop-
ment with a concentra-
tion in educational admin-
Holly Frederick, assis-
tant professor of environ-
mental engineering. She
received a bachelor of
science in environmental
engineering from Wilkes
University. Frederick
earned her master of sci-
ence degree in environ-
mental engineering and a
doctorate in environmen-
tal engineering from Penn
State University.
Ruth Hughes, visit-
ing assistant professor
in the Sidhu School of
Business and Leadership.
She received a bachelors
degree in economics
from Tulane University
and a law degree from
Washington and Lee
Tracy Kaster, visiting
instructor of education.
She received a bachelor of
science in home econom-
ics education from the
University of Arkansas
and a masters degree in
instructional media from
Wilkes University. She
holds several certica-
tions, including a cer-
ticate in family and con-
sumer science, English
as a second language
and early childhood and
elementary education.
Karim Letwinsky, visit-
ing assistant professor of
education. She received
a bachelor of science in
nance from Faireld
University. Letwinsky
earned a master of sci-
ence in secondary educa-
tion with certication
and specialization in
mathematics from the
University of Scranton
and a doctoral degree in
education leadership with
a specialization in cur-
riculum and instruction
from the University of
Eugene Lucas, assistant
professor in the doctor of
nursing practice program.
He received a bachelor of
science in nursing from
Wilkes University and a
master of science in nurs-
ing from Misericordia
University. He earned the
doctor of nursing practice
degree at Wilkes. Lucas
obtained a graduate
certicate in psychiatric
mental health from Drexel
University. He holds basic
life support certication,
certications as a family
nurse practitioner and as
an adult psychiatric and
mental health nurse prac-
Ellen Newell, instruc-
tor of psychology. She
received a bachelor of
arts in psychology and
music from the University
of Maine. Newell has
also received a master of
arts in psychological sci-
ences and is a candidate
for a doctorate in social
psychology, both from the
University of Maine.
Margaret Sullivan, visit-
ing assistant professor
of math and computer
science. She received a
bachelor of science in
mathematics and a master
of science in mathemat-
ics from Louisiana State
University. Sullivan
earned a doctorate
in mathematics from
Binghamton University.
Zarpentine, visiting
assistant professor of
philosophy. He received
a bachelor of arts in phi-
losophy and music from
Ithaca College. At Florida
State University he
earned masters degrees
in philosophy and in the
history and philosophy of
science. Zarpentine has
also received a doctoral
degree in philosophy from
Florida State.
Dallas, has
been named
to the posi-
tion of vice
of Mission
Messaros holds a bach-
elors degree in educa-
tion from Misericordia
University and a masters
degree in counseling from
Shippensburg University.
A. Schield
has been
Annual Fund
Director at
She graduated from
Bloomsburg University
with a bachelor of arts
degree in mass communi-
David J. Brady and
Joanne Sciandra, RN,
BSN, CCM have both
been named as vice
presidents for Geisinger
Health Plan. Brady has
been named vice presi-
dent of health care reform
and commercial business
development. Brady
received his bachelor of
science degree in nance
from the State University
of New York at Utica/
Rome and his master in
business administration
with a nance concentra-
tion from Wake Forest
Universitys Babcock
Graduate School of
Management in Winston-
Salem, North Carolina.
Sciandra, Wyoming, has
been promoted to associ-
ate vice president of pop-
ulation management. She
obtained her bachelor of
science in nursing degree
from Wilkes University
and is also a Certied
Case Manger from the
Commission for Case
Manager Certication.
She currently is work-
ing toward her masters
degree in health care
PAGE 2D Sunday, September 29, 2013 BUSINESS THE TIMES LEADER
Corporate Ladder
pictured are Wilkes Universitys new faculty members for the
2013-2014 academic year. First row, from left to right: ruth
Hughes, ellen Newell, Christopher Zarpentine. Second row: edward
Bednarz, Margaret Sullivan, Karen Frantz-Fry. third row: Karim
Letwinsky, Mia Briceno, tracy Kaster. Fourth row: david Carey,
eugene Lucas and Christopher dempsey. Not pictured are Holly
Frederick and Kurt eisele.
Gail Toscano,
Preparedness and
Resiliency Manager for the
American Red Cross NEPA
Region, will
be honored
with the
of Change for
Communi ty
a n d
Resi l i ence
award. This
prest i gi ous
award is part
of a national initiative, cre-
ated as an opportunity for
the White House to feature
individuals, businesses
and organizations doing
extraordinary things to
empower and inspire mem-
bers of their communities.
Miners Bank, Hazleton
and Conyngham, has
been named one of the
2013 Best Places to Work
in Pennsylvania by Best
Companies Group. This
state wide recognition
program identies, recog-
nizes and honors the best
places of employment in
Pennsylvania, which bene-
t the economy, workforce,
and businesses. The 2013
Best Places to Work in
Pennsylvania list is made
up of 100 employers.
HoNorS &aWardS
MarIe G. MCINtYre
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Q: I need to have a dif-
cult discussion with my
boss, who is the owner of
a small family business.
For twelve years, Craig
and I have had a wonderful
working relationship. He
has given me many oppor-
tunities, for which I am
extremely grateful.
Despite loving my job, I
have always hoped to even-
tually spend more time
with my children. My hus-
band now makes enough to
support our family, so we
have agreed that I should
become a full-time mom.
But Im afraid Craig may
misinterpret my decision.
Recently, our business
has been going through
tough times. Because of
declining sales, employees
have lost benets, and pay-
checks are frequently late.
When I announce my res-
ignation, Craig could feel
betrayed and assume that
Ive just given up on the
To make matters worse,
I also need to ask for three
months of back pay that
he owes me. How should I
approach this conversation?
A: Combining a warm,
grateful farewell with a
request for money is like
putting hot peppers on ice
cream. Thetwosimplydont
go together well. Therefore,
a wiser approach would be
to separate these radically
different topics. First, meet
with Craig to explain your
family circumstances and
express your feelings about
For example: Craig, I
need to let you know that
Jack and I believe our kids
should have a full-time
parent at home right now.
Unfortunately, that means
I will have to resign. This
was not an easy decision,
because I feel a great deal of
loyalty to you and the com-
pany. However, its the best
choice for our family.
Give Craig a few days
to absorb this news, then
politely mention the past-
due paychecks. If you
havent been reimbursed by
the time you depart, be sure
to get a signed acknowl-
edgement of the debt. Even
when relationships are
good, nancial agreements
need to be documented.
Q: My manager always
answers her phone, even
when were discussing
an important issue. This
makes me feel as though
Im not as important as
the person who is calling.
I think she should let these
calls go to voice mail and
return them later. Should I
suggest that?
A: Your distractible boss
probably doesnt intend to
be rude or insulting. Some
people simply have an
almost irresistible impulse
to respond immediately to
any stimulus in their per-
ceptual eld. This knee-jerk
reaction may be triggered
by ringing phones, incom-
ing emails, or someone
standing in the doorway.
Unlike some annoying
habits, this one can be con-
trolled with a little effort.
For example, your manager
probably ignores such dis-
tractions when talking with
her own boss. The question
for you, however, is wheth-
er critiquing her behavior
would be to your benet.
If your boss is receptive
to feedback, she may appre-
ciate hearing your point of
view. But if she tends to
react defensively, raising
this issue could be risky. In
that case, just keep remind-
ing yourself that these inter-
ruptions reect her lack of
self-control, not your lack of
Marie G. McIntyre is a workplace
coach and the author of Secrets
toWinning at Ofce Politics.Send
in questions and get free coaching
tips at http://www.yourofcecoach.
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When leaving a job, wait to mention back pay
your employer has nancial
problems, they could endan-
ger your health care cover-
Generally, self-insured
plans dont have reserves,
so if the plan sponsor fails,
it might be unable to pay
claims, Short said. Note,
however, that such an event
is extremely unlikely, and
even in bankruptcy, medi-
cal claims are almost always
Employees shouldnt
worry needlessly, he said.
The problem that indi-
viduals sometimes run into
is a dispute over whether
a particular expense is cov-
ered, Short said. In that
regard, theres no reason to
think that youll have more
difculty with self-insured
vs. fully insured plans.
Theres another added
piece of security with fully
insured plans.
The nice thing about an
insured plan is you have con-
version rights, so when your
policy is terminated, it often
allows you to convert group
coverage to an individual
policy, said Felicia Finston,
also a partner and employee
benets attorney at Vinson
& Elkins.
The easiest way to ensure
that your health care bills are
being paid is to look at the
Explanation of Benets doc-
ument that your insurance
company sends you after
you le a claim. The EOB
spells out what doctor ser-
vices youve used, the cost,
howmuch the insurance will
cover and how much of the
charges you will have to pay.
Also, ask for a copy of
the health insurances sum-
mary plan description or
SPD. The plan administra-
tor must give you a copy.
The SPD tells you what the
plan provides and how it
You should take a look at
the summary plan descrip-
tion to see if there are any
limitations if there isnt any
money to pay the claims,
said White, the employee
benets lawyer at Chapman
and Cutler, who helps draft
self-insured health plans for
The language will say
something like, Benets
will be payable only to the
extent that there are assets
in the plan, he said.
If there are no assets or
not enough assets in the
plan, youd have to wait
until additional contri-
butions are made by the
employer or participant or
a combination, White said.
In self-insured plans, the
health insurance premiums
withheld from the employ-
ees paycheck must be con-
tributed to pay for premi-
ums within 90 days from
when they were withheld,
Cowan said.
Be aware that most health
care providers hold you
responsible for paying the
bill if your insurance doesnt
401(k): The situation with a
401(k) is different. For one
thing, you can go online and
check your balance and your
contributions. You can also
check the paper statements
you get.
Federal law requires
employers to transfer
employee 401(k) contribu-
tions as soon as its admin-
istratively feasible, said
Short, the employee benets
lawyer at Vinson & Elkins.
All 401(k) plans must
be held in trust, and the
employer is obligated to
transfer that money to the
trust as soon as reasonably
practical, he said.
If your employer matches
your 401(k) contributions,
the law generally permits
companies to wait until the
ling deadline for their tax
return, plus ling exten-
sions, to forward matching
funds, Cowan said.
Short said some com-
panies may delay transfer-
ring the matching money
because of nancial prob-
lems or because theyre
awaiting the results of dis-
crimination testing on their
401(k) plans thats aimed at
ensuring that all employees,
regardless of income, con-
tribute equally to a plan.
If the plan fails the test
and is found to favor highly
paid employees, the com-
pany would have to refund
the excess contributions to
those employees.
Some employers wait to
put in their matching contri-
butions so they dont end up
withrefunds at the endof the
year, Short said. But most
employers match contempo-
raneously with money taken
out of employee checks.
Employee benets attor-
neys said the government
takes very seriously the obli-
gation of employers to be
proper duciaries and good
stewards of the employee
assets theyre holding.
I spend a lot of time just
with(employer) committees
on the duciary side and
always discuss the timing of
contributions, Cowan said.
I put it right up there
with payroll taxes.
There are potential crimi-
nal sanctions for failing to
forward employee contri-
butions to the 401(k) in a
timely manner and for mis-
handling deductions from
employee paychecks for
health insurance, Cowan
Thats something they
will jump on right away,
said Finston of Vinson &
Elkins. They dont mess
with it.
Indeed, the Labor
Department has brought
several cases this year
against companies for fail-
ing to transfer employee
retirement contributions to
the savings plans.
The way the government
sees it, the money belongs to
the plans, their participants
and their beneciaries, not
the employer.
The vast majority of
plans are administered hon-
estly, responsiblyandsafely,
said Bradford Campbell, act-
ing assistant labor secretary
at the Employee Benets
Security Administration.
We do see instances
where employers facing
cash ow problems in their
businesses have used work-
ers retirement funds or
health care contributions to
nance the companys oper-
ations, he said.
When we nd this seri-
ous violation of the law, we
take vigorous action to pro-
tect workers, retirees and
their families, including
seeking criminal prosecu-
tion where appropriate.
pamela Yipis a columnist for the
Dallas Morning News.
From page 1B
The Wyoming
Valley Chapter of the
International Association
of Administrative
Professionals will hold
a business meeting and
education program at
5:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 at
Prudential, 30 Scranton
Office Park, Scranton.
President Amy Maslo will
present Five Pillars of
Life as an Administrative
The Center for
Economic and
E n t r e p r e n e u r s h i p
Education and the
Department of Business at
Misericordia University
are hosting noted econo-
mist and author John J.
Siegfried, Ph.D., emeri-
tus professor of eco-
nomics at Vanderbilt
University and former
secretary-treasurer of
the American Economic
Association, for a dinner
and lecture at 5:30 p.m.
on Oct. 8 in Huntzinger
and Alden Trust Rooms
218-219 of Sandy and
Marlene Insalaco Hall.
The event is $25 per
person and includes din-
ner and the lecture. To
register for the event,
please contact Robert
Williams, director of the
Center for Economic
and Entrepreneurship
Education at Misericordia
University, at (570) 674-
6777 or e-mail him at
John R. Brandt,
CEO and founder of
The MPI Group, will
make two presenta-
tions in Northeastern
Pennsylvania on Friday.
Brandt will address an
audiences at the Towanda
Country Club in Towanda
at noon. His second pre-
sentation later that day at
will be from 5:30 to 8:30
p.m. at the East Mountain
Inn in Plains Township.
Tickets and information
may be obtained by call-
ing NEPIRC at (570) 819-
8966. The events, spon-
sored by the Northeastern
Pennsylvania Industrial
Resource Center com-
memorate National
Manufacturing Day.
With more than 20 years
experience studying
leadership in effective,
purpose-driven organiza-
tions, Brandt is an expert
on manufacturing and
technology. He is a con-
sultant to Fortune 100
companies throughout
the globe and the former
publisher and editor-in-
chief of IndustryWeek
Magazine and the former
president, publisher and
editorial director of Chief
Executive Magazine. THE TIMES LEADER BUSINESS Sunday, September 29, 2013 PAGE 3D
More companies are rushing to sell their stock to
investors: Twitter is considering an initial public
offering, and theme-park owner SeaWorld Entertain-
ment sold 26 million shares of its stock in an IPO
during the spring. Investors have seen roughly 140
IPOs this year, according to a preliminary count by
Dealogic. Thats up
from 98 in the first
nine months of
2012. But while the
number of deals is
up, the total value
is down. IPOs
have raised about
$32.5 billion in
2013, compared
with $32.9 billion in
the first nine
months of 2012.
October has historically been middling for stocks, with an average monthly gain of
0.5 percent for the Dow Jones industrial average since 1950. But that long-term
average masks some horrors within: Halloweens month has been home to some
of the worst for investors, like 1987 when Black Monday struck and 2008 when the
financial crisis was near its peak.
Investors who follow the old market adage to Sell in May and go away are also
now looking to get back into the market. The saying is based on how much better
the Dow has done historically from Nov. 1 through April 30 each year an average
gain of 7.5 percent versus its performance for May 1 through Oct. 31 an
average gain of just 0.3 percent.
One of investors big fears is that rising interest rates will hurt stocks. They
got a taste of higher rates during the summer, when the yield on the 10-
year Treasury note climbed from 1.6 percent on May 1 to nearly 3 percent
on Sept. 5. But the Standard & Poors 500 index rose 4.4 percent during
that period. Surprised? Since 1970, certain sectors have historically done
well during months when the 10-year yield rose. Theyre mostly ones that
tend to do well when the economy is strong.
Avg since 1950
Some October lowlights
Avg. annualized
total return
Best and worst performances
during months when the 10-year yield is rising, since 1970
Source: Stock Traders Almanac Source: S&P Capital IQ
Raw materials
Title: President of personal
investing at Fidelity
Her suggestion to women: Play
an equal role in your retirement
savings plan
Interview by Stan Choe.Answers
edited for content and clarity.
Kathleen Murphy
More women are taking control of
the investment decisions for their
families, according to a survey of
married couples by Fidelity. The
percentage of women who say
theyre the primary decision-
maker for retirement savings is
19 percent, up from 9 percent in
2011. But some women are more
assertive than others, and it often
breaks down by age.
Surprisingly, younger women
are less likely to be even a joint
decision maker than Baby
Boomers. Only 45 percent of
women born from 1979 to 1988
say that they are, versus 58
percent of women born from
1946 to 1966. Kathleen Murphy
explains why that may be.
Were you surprised by the
In light of the fact that 53 percent
of breadwinners in the country
are women and that women are
earning more than ever, I was
hoping to see more progress
from Generation Y. For couples,
theres always some division of
duty, and women have deferred
to men for investment decisions. I
also think financial planning can
be an intimidating topic, and too
many women lack confidence in
their ability. I find that ironic given
that we have a separate study on
401(k) participants that says
women are very good investors:
They stick with a plan, they dont
take as much risk and they take a
long-term view on their invest-
Why does it matter whether
women are ceding control of
the investment decisions to
their partners?
At some point in their life,
statistically speaking, women will
have to handle their finances on
their own. Whether its because
of the divorce rate or because
they outlive men by an average
of five years, they have to rely on
themselves at some point in their
Whats the goal? Should every
decision be a joint one
between both partners?
The goal is threefold: First, that
the couple has meaningful
conversations about these
issues. When youre young, its
about debt management and
expense management. As you
get older, its about: Are we
saving enough? What does
retirement look like? Second, that
they do collaborate. That doesnt
mean that they have to make
every decision jointly, but both
parts of the couple should have
some understanding of what the
overall goal is and how the plan
is executed. Third, that they pay
attention to how the goal is
going: Are they on track?
How often should couples
meet to talk about this stuff?
A good practice is quarterly. If
thats too much, at least annually.
They probably talk to each other
about taxes annually and their
vacation annually. Why not your
financial future annually?
More women
are taking
the reins
Japanese yen 9,897 7,771 27
South African rand 998 821 22
Indian rupee 6,185 5,355 15
Turkish lira 202 179 13
Australian dollar 107 96 11
Brazilian real 224 203 10
Canadian dollar 103 98 5
Mexican peso 1,305 1,286 1
British pound 62 62 0
E.U. euro 74 78 -5
$100 today
$100 a year ago
Currency checkup
The value of the U.S. dollar has had a tumultuous
ride over the last year. Shifting expectations about
whether the Federal Reserve would take action to
reduce its monetary stimulus has periodically jolted
the currency markets.
The U.S. central bank has yet to take action, but
is still expected to scale back its bond purchases at
one of its upcoming meetings in late October, in
mid-December or sometime early next year so
tapering isnt off the table.
Over the last year, the value of the dollar has
fluctuated against the euro, but it ultimately lost
Against the Japanese yen, the dollar has
essentially shot straight up. Thats been fueled by
the countrys monetary stimulus program. One goal
of the program was to lower the value of the yen.
Thats good for Japanese exporters because it
raises the value of their overseas earnings and
helps make their products less expensive abroad.
Trevor Delaney, Jenni Sohn AP Source: FactSet
Air Products APD 76.78 8114.75 107.00 -0.86 -0.8 s s 27.4+32.81 2 10.7 23 2.7
Amer Water Works AWK 35.95 7 43.72 40.88 1.00 2.5 s t 10.1+13.66 3 18.9 20 2.7
Amerigas Part LP APU 37.63 4 50.45 41.87 -1.31 -3.0 t t 8.1 +2.36 4 13.1 22 8.0
Aqua America Inc WTR 19.32 6 28.12 24.40 0.12 0.5 s t 20.0+27.51 2 13.5 20 2.5
Arch Dan Mid ADM 24.38 9 38.81 37.12 -0.12 -0.3 s s 35.5+37.39 2 12.0 19 2.0
AutoZone Inc AZO 341.98 8452.19 422.57 2.57 0.6 s t 19.2+13.76 3 26.7 15 ...
Bank of America BAC 8.70 9 15.03 13.90 -0.54 -3.7 t s 19.7+55.41 1-17.1 25 0.3
Bk of NY Mellon BK 22.42 8 32.36 30.24 -0.61 -2.0 s s 17.7+34.97 2 -2.1 18 2.0
Bon Ton Store BONT 9.34 1 22.68 10.62 -0.56 -5.0 t t -12.7 +13.11 3 30.7 ... 1.9
CVS Caremark Corp CVS 44.33 8 62.36 57.80 -0.73 -1.2 t s 19.5+21.55 3 11.5 17 1.6
Cigna Corp CI 46.50 9 84.68 77.65 -0.94 -1.2 t s 45.2+65.23 1 16.3 14 0.1
CocaCola Co KO 35.58 4 43.43 38.40 -1.00 -2.5 s t 5.9 +3.09 4 10.4 20 2.9
Comcast Corp A CMCSA 34.94 9 46.33 44.74 0.34 0.8 s s 19.8+27.02 2 17.8 18 1.7
Community Bk Sys CBU 25.50 9 34.85 33.85 0.16 0.5 s s 23.7+22.08 3 9.1 17 3.3
Community Hlth Sys CYH 26.33 6 51.29 40.10 0.18 0.5 s t 30.4+39.76 2 6.0 17 ...
Energy Transfer Eqty ETE 41.72 9 68.39 64.90 1.69 2.7 s s 42.7+48.79 1 27.5 64 4.0
Entercom Comm ETM 5.98 6 11.00 8.74 -0.27 -3.0 s t 25.2+25.21 2 10.1 13 ...
Fairchild Semicond FCS 11.14 6 15.75 13.65 -0.39 -2.8 s t -5.2 +1.56 4 7.8 ... ...
Frontier Comm FTR 3.71 5 5.15 4.29 0.11 2.6 t s 0.2 4.67 4 -7.9 43 9.3
Genpact Ltd G 15.09 7 21.30 19.09 -0.10 -0.5 t t 23.2+13.50 3 14.1 24 ...
Harte Hanks Inc HHS 5.14 8 10.12 8.91 0.33 3.8 s s 51.0+32.71 2 0.0 16 3.8
Hershey Company HSY 68.09 9 98.00 93.00 -0.60 -0.6 s s 28.8+33.75 2 19.5 29 2.1
Lowes Cos LOW 29.66 0 49.17 47.77 -0.07 -0.1 s s 34.5+60.05 1 15.5 24 1.5
M&T Bank MTB 93.62 8119.54 112.08 0.55 0.5 t s 13.8+21.66 3 6.6 13 2.5
McDonalds Corp MCD 83.31 7103.70 97.12 0.22 0.2 s t 10.1 +7.43 4 11.7 18 3.3
Mondelez Intl MDLZ 24.50 9 33.08 31.80 -0.36 -1.1 s s 24.9+19.89 3 10.4 24 1.8
NBT Bncp NBTB 18.92 9 23.25 22.70 0.11 0.5 s s 12.0 +5.03 4 -3.5 16 3.5
Nexstar Bdcstg Grp NXST 8.99 0 43.26 44.79 6.24 16.2 s s 322.9+317.28 1 78.7 66 1.1
PNC Financial PNC 53.36 8 77.93 72.63 -1.42 -1.9 s t 24.6+16.42 3 0.8 11 2.4
PPL Corp PPL 27.74 5 33.55 30.34 0.23 0.8 t s 6.0 +11.04 3 -0.1 12 4.8
Penna REIT PEI 13.25 7 22.54 18.84 -0.60 -3.1 s t 6.8+21.82 3 2.1 ... 3.8
PepsiCo PEP 67.39 7 87.06 80.20 -1.54 -1.9 s t 17.2+16.66 3 4.8 19 2.8
Philip Morris Intl PM 82.10 4 96.73 87.33 -2.20 -2.5 s s 4.4 +.18 4 14.8 17 4.3
Procter & Gamble PG 65.83 7 82.54 77.21 -2.18 -2.7 t s 13.7+14.77 3 4.9 20 3.1
Prudential Fncl PRU 48.17 9 83.67 78.41 0.17 0.2 s s 47.0+48.14 1 3.0 27 2.0
SLM Corp SLM 15.56 0 26.17 25.14 0.07 0.3 s s 46.8+62.44 1 13.7 8 2.4
SLM Corp flt pfB SLMBP 49.00 8 74.46 69.25 -0.26 -0.4 t s 30.7 ... 0.0 ... 3.0
TJX Cos TJX 40.08 0 57.16 56.47 -0.13 -0.2 s s 33.0+26.50 2 29.5 21 1.0
UGI Corp UGI 30.15 7 43.24 38.93 -0.09 -0.2 t t 19.0+26.85 2 11.0 16 2.9
Verizon Comm VZ 40.51 5 54.31 47.00 -0.78 -1.6 t t 8.6 +7.21 4 13.5 96 4.5
WalMart Strs WMT 67.37 6 79.96 74.36 -1.47 -1.9 s t 9.0 +2.96 4 6.0 14 2.5
Weis Mkts WMK 37.65 9 51.92 49.24 -0.02 0.0 s s 25.7+18.10 3 8.6 16 2.4
Notes on data: Total returns, shown for periods 1-year or greater, include dividend income and change in market price. Three-year and five-year returns
annualized. Ellipses indicate data not available. Price-earnings ratio unavailable for closed-end funds and companies with net losses over prior four quar-
ters. Rank classifies a stocks performance relative to all U.S.-listed shares, from top 20 percent (far-left box) to bottom 20 percent (far-right box).
Companies that lean
on the government
*1= buy; 2=hold; 3=sell Data through Sept. 26 Sources: FactSet; Goldman Sachs
Centene (CNC) 100% $64.17 $35 $65 75.4% 1.6
Molina Healthcare (MOH) 100 35.89 22 41 49.0 1.6
Huntington Ingalls Ind. (HII) 99 67.41 39 70 62.0 1.8
Lockheed Martin (LMT) 97 129.85 86 132 41.2 1.8
WellCare Health Plans (WCG) 93 69.71 45 71 23.1 1.5
Northrop Grumman (NOC) 90 96.37 63 99 45.5 1.8
Universal American (UAM) 90 7.70 7 11 -18.8 2.2
L-3 Communications (LLL) 87 95.91 72 97 32.7 2.0
Raytheon (RTN) 86 79.80 52 81 38.4 1.8
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) 82 98.32 49 104 97.3 1.8
AeroVironment (AVAV) 81 22.94 17 25 -2.4 1.8
Investors should have Oct. 17 circled on their
Thats when the Treasury Department says that
it will hit its credit limit and can no longer borrow to
pay its bills. In the meantime, politicians in
Washington are arguing about whether to allow the
government to borrow more. If they dont reach a
deal, the government could default on its debt for
the first time ever.
A similar argument occurred in August 2011 and
led Standard & Poors to downgrade its credit
rating for the U.S. government. It also sent a shock
through the markets, pushing the S&P 500 index
to swing by at least 4 percent for four straight days.
One argument within the current battle is how
much federal government spending should be
cut. Agencies throughout the federal
government are already contending with
automatic spending cuts that took effect earlier
this year.
This screen shows stocks that could be most
affected by additional cuts in government
spending. All of the companies get more
than 80 percent of their revenue from federal,
state and local governments.
American Funds BalA m ABALX 22.92 -.13 +3.7 +14.9/A +9.0/A
American Funds BondA m ABNDX 12.50 +.05 +1.0 -1.4/C +5.2/D
American Funds CapIncBuA m CAIBX 56.45 -.34 +3.7 +10.6/B +6.5/C
American Funds CpWldGrIA m CWGIX 42.59 -.31 +5.5 +20.3/C +7.1/D
American Funds EurPacGrA m AEPGX 46.41 +.01 +7.1 +17.9/D +6.2/A
American Funds FnInvA m ANCFX 48.61 -.18 +5.4 +22.4/B +9.0/B
American Funds GrthAmA m AGTHX 42.20 -.11 +6.1 +25.2/A +9.3/C
American Funds IncAmerA m AMECX 19.72 -.09 +3.6 +13.4/B +8.7/B
American Funds InvCoAmA m AIVSX 35.96 -.27 +4.2 +20.9/C +8.6/C
American Funds NewPerspA m ANWPX 36.75 -.18 +6.3 +21.5/C +9.3/B
American Funds WAMutInvA m AWSHX 37.16 -.34 +4.1 +20.8/C +8.7/B
BlackRock GlobAlcI MALOX 21.57 -.07 +3.3 +10.7/B +7.2/C
Dodge & Cox Income DODIX 13.50 -.05 +.8 +.6/A +7.7/A
Dodge & Cox IntlStk DODFX 40.97 -.10 +7.9 +26.6/A +7.1/A
Dodge & Cox Stock DODGX 151.97 -1.38 +4.7 +28.7/A +9.8/A
Fidelity Contra FCNTX 93.83 -.32 +6.1 +19.7/C +10.5/B
Fidelity GrowCo FDGRX 119.19 -.86 +7.4 +24.1/B +13.7/A
Fidelity LowPriStk d FLPSX 46.97 +.26 +4.7 +28.2/B +13.6/A
Fidelity Spartan 500IdxAdvtg FUSVX 60.25 -.62 +4.0 +19.5/C +9.3/B
Fidelity Spartan 500IdxInstl FXSIX 60.25 -.62 +4.0 +19.5/C NA/
FrankTemp-Franklin Income C m FCISX 2.36 -.01 +2.1 +10.1/A +9.8/A
FrankTemp-Franklin IncomeA m FKINX 2.34 -.01 +2.2 +10.7/A +10.5/A
FrankTemp-Mutual Euro Z MEURX 24.91 -.04 +3.8 +24.7/C +7.7/B
FrankTemp-Templeton GlBondA m TPINX 12.96 -.17 +2.7 +3.5/A +9.6/A
FrankTemp-Templeton GlBondAdv TGBAX 12.91 -.18 +2.6 +3.7/A +9.8/A
Harbor IntlInstl HAINX 69.78 -.53 +5.9 +19.2/C +6.7/A
Oakmark Intl I OAKIX 26.15 -.24 +6.3 +40.0/A +13.4/A
PIMCO AllAssetI PAAIX 12.24 -.02 +2.9 +2.4/D +8.2/A
PIMCO LowDrIs PTLDX 10.30 +.02 +.7 /D +5.4/A
PIMCO TotRetA m PTTAX 10.81 +.04 +1.2 -1.2/C +7.4/B
PIMCO TotRetAdm b PTRAX 10.81 +.04 +1.2 -1.1/C +7.6/A
PIMCO TotRetIs PTTRX 10.81 +.04 +1.2 -.8/B +7.8/A
T Rowe Price EqtyInc PRFDX 31.31 -.41 +3.7 +21.7/C +8.5/B
T Rowe Price GrowStk PRGFX 47.12 -.07 +7.7 +22.7/B +12.4/A
T Rowe Price HiYield d PRHYX 7.03 -.02 +1.7 +8.8/A +11.4/B
T Rowe Price NewIncome PRCIX 9.42 +.03 +.9 -1.8/D +6.0/C
Vanguard 500Adml VFIAX 155.95 -1.61 +4.0 +19.5/C +9.3/B
Vanguard 500Inv VFINX 155.96 -1.61 +3.9 +19.3/D +9.2/B
Vanguard EmerMktId VEIEX 25.83 -.39 +9.3 +.4/D +5.5/C
Vanguard HltCrAdml VGHAX 76.32 -.62 +3.8 +28.6/D +13.6/B
Vanguard InstIdxI VINIX 154.93 -2.39 +4.0 +19.5/C +9.3/B
Vanguard InstPlus VIIIX 154.93 -2.40 +4.0 +19.5/C +9.3/B
Vanguard InstTStPl VITPX 38.84 -.49 +4.4 +21.7/B +10.1/A
Vanguard IntlGr VWIGX 22.23 -.06 +8.2 +21.8/B +7.2/B
Vanguard MuIntAdml VWIUX 13.77 +.03 +1.9 -1.3/B +5.3/B
Vanguard PrmcpAdml VPMAX 91.55 -1.14 +5.4 +29.6/A +10.3/B
Vanguard STGradeAd VFSUX 10.71 +.02 +.5 +1.1/B +4.7/A
Vanguard TgtRe2020 VTWNX 26.35 -.04 +3.6 +11.6/B +7.6/A
Vanguard Tgtet2025 VTTVX 15.24 -.04 +3.9 +13.3/B +7.7/B
Vanguard TotBdAdml VBTLX 10.66 +.05 +.8 -1.8/D +5.3/D
Vanguard TotBdInst VBTIX 10.66 +.05 +.8 -1.8/D +5.3/D
Vanguard TotIntl VGTSX 16.23 -.02 +7.2 +16.5/D +4.7/C
Vanguard TotStIAdm VTSAX 42.85 -.34 +4.4 +21.6/B +10.0/A
Vanguard TotStIIns VITSX 42.86 -.34 +4.4 +21.6/B +10.0/A
Vanguard TotStIdx VTSMX 42.84 -.34 +4.4 +21.5/B +9.9/A
Vanguard WellsIAdm VWIAX 60.26 -.52 +1.8 +6.2/C +9.4/A
Vanguard Welltn VWELX 37.54 -.41 +2.6 +13.8/B +9.2/A
Vanguard WelltnAdm VWENX 64.84 -.71 +2.6 +13.9/B +9.3/A
Vanguard WndsIIAdm VWNAX 61.94 -.61 +3.2 +21.0/C +9.0/B
Wells Fargo AstAlllcA f EAAFX 13.83 -.01 +3.0 +9.9/ +6.8/
Dow industrials
S&P 500
Russell 2000
Mortgage rates drop
Average rates on fixed mortgages fell to their low-
est point in two months. The decline followed the
Federal Reserves decision this past week to hold
off slowing its monthly bond purchases.
The average rate on the 30-year mortgage
dropped to 4.32 percent from 4.50 percent last
week. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Trea-
sury note slipped to 2.61 percent.
Money market mutual funds YIELD INVEST PHONE
Taxablenational avg 0.01
Invesco MMF/Cash Reserve Shares 0.09 $ 1,000 min (800) 659-1005
Tax-exemptnational avg 0.01
Invesco Tax-Exempt Cash Fund/Cl A 0.11 $ 1,000 min (800) 659-1005
Broad market Lehman 2.36 -0.06 t r 0.80 2.68 1.56
Triple-A corporate Moodys 4.55 -0.11 s s 1.22 4.73 3.33
Corp. Inv. Grade Lehman 3.29 -0.07 t t 0.48 3.59 2.58
Municipal Bond Buyer 5.09 -0.05 t s 0.90 5.34 3.89
U.S. high yield Barclays 6.11 0.12 t t -0.51 6.97 4.95
Treasury Barclays 1.57 -0.07 t s 0.66 1.91 0.89
3-month T-Bill 0.01 0.00 t t -0.07 0.12
1-year T-Bill 0.11 -0.02 t t -0.09 0.22 0.11
6-month T-Bill 0.03 -0.01 t t -0.10 0.15 0.01
2-year T-Note 0.33 0.00 t t 0.08 0.52 0.20
5-year T-Note 1.40 -0.08 t r 0.75 1.83 0.60
10-year T-Note 2.63 -0.11 t s 0.97 2.99 1.55
30-year T-Bond 3.69 -0.07 t s 0.85 3.92 2.72
Money fund data provided by iMoneyNet Inc.
Rank: Funds letter grade compared with others in the same performance group;
an A indicates fund performed in the top 20 percent; an E, in the bottom 20 percent.
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Five years ago, the
future looked bright for
Janet Barker and her fam-
The eighth-grade
English teacher had a
secure job with annual
raises. Her younger daugh-
ter was excited to be start-
ing at the University of
California-Santa Cruz.
Her divorce was about
to be nalized, and she
would soon have her small
two-bedroom house in
Redondo Beach, Calif., to
After years of tending to
others, Barker looked for-
ward to a few indulgences.
There would be long-
delayed travel to Europe
and charity work in Africa.
She toyed with the idea of
moving to the East Coast.
Then the nancial
crisis struck in 2008.
She has abandoned her
dreams, and these days,
shes just trying to hold
her family together. Five
people squeeze into her
1,000-square-foot house
because they cant afford
to live anywhere else.
Shes supporting her ex-
husband, their daughter,
an unemployed son-in-law
and a grandchild.
Although the economy
is recovering and stock
prices are setting records,
millions of middle-class
Americans have been left
Their nancial expecta-
tions have been greatly
Income has stagnated.
Jobs are still hard to come
by. Unemployed people
who nd work often have
to take pay cuts.
The hardships cut across
all age groups. Young peo-
ple are saddled with stu-
dent debt and have a hard
time nding jobs they
want after college.
Mid-career workers are
supporting their grown
children and aging parents
while worried about their
own nances. And older
people who lose their jobs
may never get another
American workers are
between two uncomfort-
able realities: Either they
are working and terried
about the future, or they
are not working at all,
said Carl Van Horn, a labor
economist and director of
the Heldrich Center for
Workforce Development at
Rutgers University.
To help pay the mort-
gage, Barker rents her
converted garage to a
childhood friend.
A few nights a week, she
takes care of her 2-year-old
grandson, who sleeps in a
crib in her room.
Theres no space for his
mother, Jenny Barker, who
stays with friends. Jenny
gave up her apartment
because her ower shop
was struggling.
Janet, 57, looks on the
bright side: The turmoil
has drawn her family clos-
er together. She treasures
the time with her grand-
She enjoys long conver-
sations with her new son-
in-law at mealtimes.
Its sort of like an old-
fashioned family, she
said. They used to move
under one roof and help
each other. Thats what
were doing.
But she cant help but
wonder how they all
slipped so far, so fast.
I wonder how many
other people who look like
theyre coping are hav-
ing the same experiences
as us, she said. I dont
know how much more I
can take.
Janet Barker grew up
in Redondo Beach in the
1960s and 70s, infused
with a sense of civic pur-
pose by watching John
F. Kennedy and Martin
Luther King Jr. on her
familys sage green Philco
I lived in the formida-
ble years when there was
hope and promise, she
recalled. We were going
to make the world better.
She married her college
boyfriend at age 21. The
marriage zzled but pro-
duced two children, Ryan,
now 36, a transport expert
in aerospace, and Jenny,
33, the oral shop owner.
In her 20s and 30s, Janet
worked as a reporter at the
Daily Breeze, a newspaper
in Torrance, Calif., where
she met Bruce Hazelton, a
staff photographer.
They married in 1986,
and their daughter Katie
was born four years
later. In 1994, the couple
scratched together a down
payment on a $260,000
California bungalow.
Today, a white picket
fence encircles a property
blooming with roses, lav-
ender and a strawberry
patch. The mailbox is a
replica of the house itself,
crafted by Hazelton. The
interior is awash in pastel
shades of blue, green and
pink. A backyard of spruce
and silk oak trees serves
as an oasis of sorts.
In 2002, Barker changed
careers and became a full-
time teacher at Parras
Middle School in Redondo
Beach. The family was
careful with spending.
There was always enough
for a new computer or a
bike for Katie.
Barker was better off
than her parents, who
refolded aluminum foil to
use again.
You couldnt go on big
trips and you couldnt go
out to eat all the time,
but you always had food
in the fridge, she said.
It wasnt terrible. It was
a step up from the way I
grew up, denitely.
The years leading up to
the economic crisis were
the familys best nan-
cially because Barker and
Hazelton were both work-
ing. And though their mar-
riage was ending, the split
was amicable. Hazelton
had planned to move out
after Katie left for college.
Then he lost his job.
One day in January
2009, Bruce Hazeltons
boss sent him to the
human resources depart-
ment. There, the 29-year
employee earning $52,000
a year was let go.
Hazelton was devastat-
ed. He had just turned 60.
The economy was tank-
ing, and he wasnt able to
get another full-time pho-
tography job.
Eventually, he looked
for any kind of work. The
low point came when he
was passed over for a
job unloading trucks at a
department store.
He became disconso-
late. He lost his appetite.
He barely spoke.
I liken it to having an
undiagnosed cancer of
the soul, Hazelton said.
This illness I had ate
away at everything I val-
ued in my life, including
my self-esteem, my ego,
my drive and my purpose
in life.
Janet Barker endured her
own professional hardship.
Her once-automatic
raises were replaced by
furlough days that sliced
into her income, which is
now about $68,000 a year.
Sitting in her darkened
kitchen two weeks ago,
a glass of red wine at her
elbow, Barker looked at her
bank statement with dread.
She let out a sigh.
Teachers dont get paid
during the summer, and
her bank account had
She had $1,401.50 in
her checking account and
$2,586.28 in savings. She
owed $4,668 on a Visa
credit card.
Katie Barker-Hazelton
thought that by the time
she graduated, the econo-
my would have rebounded. THE TIMES LEADER BUSINESS Sunday, September 29, 2013 PAGE 5D
GooglesHummingbird hatches newsearch formula
APTechnology Writer
Google has quietly
retooled the closely guard-
ed formula running its
Internet search engine
to give better answers to
the increasingly complex
questions posed by Web
The overhaul came as
part of an update called
Hummingbird that
Google Inc. has gradu-
ally rolled out in the past
month without disclosing
the modications.
The changes could
have a major impact
on trafc to websites.
Hummingbird represents
the most dramatic altera-
tion to Googles search
engine since it revised
the way it indexes web-
sites three years ago as
part of a redesign called
Caffeine, according to
Amit Singhal, a senior
vice president for the
company. He estimates
that the redesign will
affect the analysis of about
90 percent of the search
requests that Google gets.
Any reshufing of
Googles search rankings
can have sweeping rami-
cations because they steer
so much of the Internets
trafc. Google elds
about two of out every
three search requests in
the U.S. and handles an
even larger volume in
some parts of Europe. The
changes could also drive
up the price of Google ads
tied to search requests if
websites whose rankings
are demoted under the
new system feel they have
to buy the marketing mes-
sages to attract trafc.
The search ads and
other commercial pitch-
es related to Web con-
tent account for most of
Googles revenue, which is
expected to approach $60
billion this year.
Google disclosed the
existence of the new
search formula Thursday
at an event held in the
Menlo Park, Calif., garage
where CEO Larry Page
and fellow co-founder
Sergey Brin started the
company 15 years ago.
Google celebrates its
birthday on Sept. 27 each
year, even though the com-
pany was incorporated
a few weeks earlier. The
company is now based
in Mountain View, Calif.,
at a sprawling complex
located about seven miles
from the 1,900-square-
foot home where Page
and Brin paid $1,700 per
month to rent the garage
and a bedroom. The co-
founders landlord was
Susan Wojcicki, who is
now a top Google execu-
tive and Brins sister-in-
Wojcicki sold the home
to Google in 2006 and it is
now maintained as a mon-
ument to the companys
humble beginnings.
Googles renovations
to its search engine
havent triggered wide-
spread complaints from
other websites yet, sug-
gesting that the revi-
sions havent resulted in
a radical reshufing in
how websites rank in the
recommendations. The
Caffeine update spurred
a loud outcry because it
explicitly sought to weed
out websites that tried
to trick Googles search
engine into believing their
content was related to
common search requests.
After Caffeine kicked in,
hundreds of websites that
consistently won a cov-
eted spot near the top of
Googles search results
had been relegated to the
back pages or exiled com-
Hummingbird is pri-
marily aimed at giving
Googles search engine
a better grasp at under-
standing concepts instead
of mere words, Singhal
The change needed to
be done, Singhal said,
because people have
become so reliant on
Google that they now rou-
tinely enter lengthy ques-
tions into the search box
instead of just a few words
related to specic topics.
With the advent of
smartphones and Googles
voice-recognition tech-
nology, people also are
increasingly submit-
ting search requests in
sequences of spoken sen-
tences that resemble an
ongoing conversation.
That trend also factored
into Googles decision to
hatch Hummingbird.
Just as Page and Brin
set out to do when they
started Google in a
garage, we want to keep
getting better at helping
you make the most of your
life, Singhal said.
Besides Hummingbird,
Google also announced
a few other updates to
existing search features
aimed at providing infor-
mation more concisely so
people wont need to navi-
gate to another website.
These changes are part of
Googles effort to adapt
to the smaller screens of
smartphones that arent
well suited for hopscotch-
ing across the Internet.
The additions pri-
marily affect Googles
Knowledge Graph, an
encyclopedia-like box that
increasingly appears at
the top or alongside the
search results, and Google
Now, a virtual assistant
that tailors key informa-
tion suited to each users
habits, interest and loca-
Besides providing infor-
mational snapshots of
famous people and land-
marks, the Knowledge
Graph is now capable of
comparing the attributes
of two different things,
such as olive oil and coco-
nut oil. It will also be pos-
sible to ask the Knowledge
Graph to sort through cer-
tain types of information,
such as the creative evolu-
tion of various artists.
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Since ascending to the papacy in March, the
former Jorge Mario Bergoglio has managed
to surprise and impress the religious and irre-
ligious alike by living a brand of faith seldom
seen on the public stage. Pope Francis insists
on carrying his own bags, liv-
ing in a simple apartment and
cooking his own supper. He
has largely shunned the papal
Mercedes-Benz in favor of a
5-year-old Ford Focus.
One of the earliest acts of his
papacy was to wash and kiss the
feet of a dozen young prisoners,
two of them girls, at least one of
them a Muslim.
But the pontiffs appeal has
not been solely stylistic. It has
also been a matter of substance.
This is, after all, the pope who famously asked,
Who am I to judge? gay people. And who crit-
icized Catholics as narrowly obsessed with
abortion, same-sex marriage and contracep-
tion. And who called his church to be for the
poor. And who said God loves atheists, too.
Tellingly, the pope has not yet sought
to change any bedrock teaching of Catholicism.
Still, his vision of a more compassionate and
inclusive church has won himrave reviews from
across the cultural spectrum. Thomas Groome,
a theology professor at Boston University,
called him a breath of fresh air.
Columnist Michael Gerson described him
approvingly as a disruptive force. Jon Stewart
of The Daily Show said, I love this guy!
Chris Rock tweeted that the new pope might
be the greatest man alive.
It is a shower of unaccustomed approbation
that should leave Christians, well a little
They we should ask what it tells us
that a pope models humility, inclusion, unpre-
tentiousness, concern for the poor and non-
judgmental, small c catholic love and peo-
ple are surprised.
Indeed, it generates
headlines around
the world.
What it should
tell us is that people
are not used to see-
ing those virtues
from people of faith.
Their praise, then,
amounts to a stark
Lets consider
for a moment the
washing of the feet.
Though Francis broke with tradition by includ-
ing prisoners, women and non-Christians, the
ritual itself is an old one based in one of the
more poignant incidents in the Bible.
The book of John recounts how Jesus, in the
hours before his crucixion, decides to teach
his disciples one last lesson. He kneels before
them and washes their feet.
People call this an act of humility.
If you are a Christian, that word is not near-
ly strong enough for the idea of God incar-
nate, the Creator of Creation, the Author of
Everything, wiping dirt and camel dung from
the feet of these often dull-witted shermen
and then telling them explicitly that He is set-
ting an example He wants them to follow.
Take care of one another. Serve one another.
And, for Gods sake, love one another.
It is an example of seless service faith
as obligation, not license that seems wholly
alien to much of modern American Christianity.
There, when people speak of faith, it
often means some pious politician likening
poor people to stray animals. Or some Bible
Belt town orga-
nizing to keep
the Muslims
out. Or some
preacher preach-
ing that he prays
for President
Obama to die.
Or some pun-
dit using God
as his excuse
for condemning
people by the
millions based
solely upon who
and how they love. Small wonder Americans
who seem increasingly disenchanted by faith
and polls, like the 2008 American Religious
Identication Survey, nd the inuence of
organized religion to be waning.
Then we see this new pope declaring the
dignity of the poor, the inclusion of the margin-
alized, the denial of self, the innity of Gods
compassion, and people are surprised by this
new thing.
But the very fact that they are surprised
speaks volumes. Because isnt that what faith
was supposed to be all along?
Leonard Pitts a columnist for the Miami Herald, 3511
N.W. 91 Ave., Doral, Fla. 33172. Readers may reach himvia
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Wycallis Elementary
ofers lessons for all
Wycallis Elementary
school has long been a bit
different than most area
grade schools, thanks to
kid-friendly construc-
tion that includes a lobby
with log cabin style walls
and a clock bigger than
many of the students.
Last week it it earned
a distinction no other
school can ever obtain:
First in Luzerne County
to be designated a nation-
al Blue Ribbon School.
Its no small accom-
plishment, considering
the Blue Ribbon program
has been run by the U.S.
Department of Education
since 1982.
Thats three decades
before a Luzerne County
School made the grade.
In that time about 7,000
schools earned Blue
Ribbons nationwide.
Superintendent Frank
Galicki said the district
has been aiming for Blue
Ribbon designation for
about a decade.
The designation hing-
es in part on high scores
in state reading and math
This years winners
were judged on test
results from 2011-12 and
2012-13, which means
it was the current fifth-
grade students who
helped nabbed the honor.
But Wycallis has been
posting strong results
since the tests were first
implemented nearly 20
years ago, so it not sim-
ply a case of a particu-
larly bright batch of stu-
dents passing through
the classrooms.
Clearly the school has
found the right chemis-
try to improve academic
achievement, even as
its enrollment of special
needs and low-income
children two groups
that statistically struggle
with standardized tests
increased over the
Some of that chemistry
is likely things like the
Response to Instruction
and Intervention model
Principal Reinhert said
helps adjust individual
lessons to a students
needs, or the way teach-
ers incorporate fun into
lessons such as the living
wax museum that gets
kids to study and dress
like famous historic
people, or the relaxation
tricks of dance parties
and circuses that are
done the day state tests
are taken.
But the real trick, one
suspects, is fostering col-
laboration and sharing
strategies among teach-
As reading specialist
and coach Caitlin Cooper
said, The recipe for our
success is that its not
academics first, its tak-
ing care of each other
and taking care of the
Thats exactly the kind
of thinking you would
expect to win a Blue
Senators serve selves,
not public, with antics
Remember Diogenes,
the Greek philosopher
who carried a lantern in
daylight as he walked the
streets of ancient Athens
in search of an honest
His frustration would
be multiplied if he roamed
the halls of Congress.
A prophylactic dose
of cynicism would be
necessary before trying
to divine the intentions
of slippery politicians
depicted as paragons of
Consider Republican
Sens. Ted Cruz of
Texas and Mike Lee of
Utah, whose convoluted
scheme to defund the
Affordable Care Act is
so poorly devised that it
may have been proposed
primarily to provide the
politically ambitious duo
with all the media atten-
tion they have enjoyed in
recent weeks.
Cruz and Lee per-
suaded their tea-party-
steeped peers in the
House to pass a bill to
fund all government
operations except further
implementation of the
ACA starting Oct. 1. But
they are being disingenu-
ous in that much of the
spending for Obamacare,
as with Medicare and
Social Security, cannot
be stopped.
The House bill is
unlikely to survive in the
Senate as written, and
President Obama is cer-
tain to veto it if it some-
how does.
So what do Cruz and
Lee have to gain from
pushing their proposal
other than name recog-
nition that might help
them seek national office
in 2016?
Now that the House has
passed the bill, Cruz is
urging his Senate breth-
ren to use the filibuster to
prevent the Democratic
majority from approving
Obamacare funding. If
Senate Republicans stay
strong and hold true,
Cruz wrote in an article
for RealClearPolitics,
we will force Democratic
Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid to keep the
government open or shut
it down in the name of
funding a glitch-riddled
health-care takeover.
Its either blind ambi-
tion or just blindness
that keeps Cruz and Lee
from seeing what is obvi-
ous to Republicans with
more mileage on their
odometers: the prospect
of a repeat of 1996, when
Republicans shut down
the government and vot-
ers responded by reelect-
ing Bill Clinton.
New polls show that
Americans overwhelm-
ingly oppose defunding
Obamacare at the cost of
a government shutdown.
But that could happen
if Congress cant pass a
continuing budget reso-
lution by Oct. 1.
Cruz says the House
should not give in even
if Senate Democrats add
Obamacare funding to
the bill and send it back
to the lower chamber. He
says the House should
then pass separate bills
to fund different parts of
government but not the
Cruz maintains that
he only wants to pro-
tect Americans from
Obamacare, which he
says is hurting almost
every sector of the econ-
Thats quite an accom-
plishment for a program
that has yet to be imple-
mented and which
can be revised as needed
after its been cranked
The dangerous steps
toward a shutdown that
Cruz and his cabal are
willing to take, either
now or when the debate
turns to raising the debt
ceiling, have more to do
with enhancing their sta-
tus among the tea-party
faithful than with mak-
ing health care affordable
and accessible.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Pitts Jr.
Papal praise an indictment of faithful
U.S. Debt entering danger zone
With U.S. Treasury officials predicting that
the federal government will reach its $16.7
trillion borrowing limit around mid-Octo-
ber, Washington is girding for another battle
over taxes and spending between Congress
and the White House.
Regardless of the exact
details, recent history should
teach us that the biggest loser
likely will be the taxpayer.
After World War II,
Americas main concern
for many decades was the
so-called red menace:
Communism and the Soviet
Union. Now were discovering
that the real red menace is the
sea of red ink that Washington
has been piling up: the debt.
The problem is mainly political:
Washingtons practice of providing ben-
efits today, while postponing payment until
To some degree we all know the story.
During the 70-year period, 1940 to 2010,
gross federal debt increased from $43 billion
(the equivalent of $670 billion in 2010 dol-
lars) to more than $13.5 trillion: a 24-fold
increase. Since then, it has increased at an
even-faster rate, hitting $16.2 trillion in
November 2012 and more than $16.5 tril-
lion today.
President Obama has spoken passionate-
ly about the oppressive debt that students
incur in pursing their college degrees. On
average, students graduating in 2013 were
saddled with about $35,000 in debt.
President Obama should be more con-
cerned about their share of the national debt,
which now stands at more than $145,000
per taxpayer.
The reason we all should be concerned
about the mounting debt is because theres
no end in sight. The recent reduction in the
budget deficit is no cause for celebration, as
it is only temporary.
As a result of many factors includ-
ing our aging population and the promises
a s s o c i a t e d
with Social
S e c u r i t y ,
Medicare and
Ob a ma c a r e
the gov-
e r n m e n t s
annual defi-
cits will con-
tinue far into
the future, pushing the debt ever higher,
unless major tax increases are enacted.
The United States is not alone in the accu-
mulation of debt. Many countries have accu-
mulated even higher levels of debt relative to
the size of their economies.
In fact, if we add up the net public debt of
all the nations of the world that is, gross
debt minus money that the governments
owe themselves, such as Social Security
trust fund obligations here in the U.S.
the average in 2009 came to 59.3 percent
of GDP. U.S. net public debt in 2009 was
slightly lower: 58.9 percent of GDP.
Japans public debt, by contrast, stood
at nearly 226 percent of GDP, Greeces at
144 percent, Italys at 118 percent, and the
United Kingdoms at 76.5 percent. Chinas
public debt, meanwhile, was just 17.5 per-
While the United States looks compara-
tively healthy in the snapshot above, the
truth is that only 35 of the 131 countries we
studied had debt levels higher as a percent-
age of GDP than the United States and
many of those countries (think Greece) have
suffered major economic meltdowns.
We all know where the United States
is heading. A 2011 poll of the members
of the National Association for Business
Economics listed
the federal budget
deficit as the No.
1 threat facing the
U.S. economy.
Theyre right.
High levels of pub-
lic debt slow eco-
nomic growth for a
number of reasons.
When the government borrows money,
it takes savings from the economy that
otherwise could have been channeled into
private-sector borrowing and investment.
Economists refer to this as crowding out
private investment.
Another cause for concern is the cost of
interest on the debt.
The U.S. Office of Management and
Budget has forecast that in the year 2017
interest payments on the public debt will
exceed the cost of Medicare.
The United States, in other words, is
entering dangerous territory.
While deficit spending may provide short-
term benefits, its time to consider the long-
term cost in slower economic growth.
Burton A. Abrams is a research fellowwith the Indepen-
dent Institute, 100 Swan Way, Oakland, Calif. 94621 (www.
The reason we all should be concerned about
the mounting debt is because theres no end
in sight. The recent reduction in the budget
deficit is no cause for celebration, as it is
only temporary.
The pontiffs appeal has not been solely sty-
listic. It has also been a matter of substance.
This is, after all, the pope who famously
asked, Who am I to judge? gay people.
And who criticized Catholics as narrowly
obsessed with abortion, same-sex marriage
and contraception. And who called his church
to be for the poor. And who said God loves
atheists, too. THE TIMES LEADER FORUM Sunday, September 29, 2013 PAGE 7D
Act against
Obamacare woes
Dear Sens. Pat Toomey,
Robert Casey, Reps. Bill
Cartwright and Lou Barletta,
Dont you think it is cruelly
ironic that the massive law
enacted to solve the problem
of the uninsured in America
is more likely to worsen it
while everybodys costs are
going up? Those who had
health insurance will be los-
ing it and at least thirty-one
million of todays uninsured
will remain uninsured. Even
if we forget about conscien-
tious objection to the bill
for its coverage of abortion
and things contrary to many
peoples religious beliefs, the
affordability factor makes
this bill a non-starter.
It will cost more than the
present situation for all and
have fewer people insured
even if the program is perfect-
ly implemented. But we know
that will not happen as cor-
porations already have begun
exercising loopholes. As you
are aware, the Congress and
congressional aides are not
part of the package, and there
are more exceptions coming
soon. Such exceptions make
the bill a bigger charade, and
it is making life worse for all
Americans, with the excep-
tion of those with special
exemptions, of course.
Corporations are cutting
their employee work week
to 29 hours. This helps
them avoid liability for
insuring these employees.
Additionally, other compa-
nies are firing employees to
get down to the magic num-
ber of 49 so they do not have
to pay the exorbitant cost of
employee health insurance.
Meanwhile, major corpora-
tions such as IBM are drop-
ping healthcare coverage for
their employees who happen
to be old enough to be on
In the confusion of
Obamacare, and the costs
that will be borne by com-
panies, they will cut wher-
ever they can. How then does
Obamacare help the people
who have earned their health-
care through hard work? How
could you support such a
There are other issues of
which you are aware I am
sure. For example insurers are
decreasing their network of
healthcare providers to save
costs. The Congressional
Budget Office estimates that
at least seven million people
who today enjoy employee-
sponsored health insurance
will lose their coverage.
They will have fewer
choices in deciding their
healthcare providers and the
costs will be unaffordable. I
am sure you also know that
over one third of doctors
will not accept new Medicaid
patients in states that choose
to expand the program under
the law. Like Senator Baucus
has said, this is a train wreck
and it is wrecking America
and destroying healthcare for
regular Americans such as
myself, my family, and all the
IBMers that I proudly worked
with in Scranton PA for so
many years.
Many of us do not trust
the government. Can you
blame us? Sen. Harry Reids
purpose is total nationaliza-
tion to enable government
to grow bigger. It is not for
Americans to have better
My fear is that once you
and your cohorts destroy the
insurance industry; all the
cronies in government will
have a lot more jobs to con-
trol when government fills
the vacuum that will be left.
The government says that
median household income,
adjusted for inflation, halt-
ed its decline over the last
fifteen years at $51,017.
That is about 9 percent
down from $56,080 in 1999.
Theoretically during this
period, if you believe the
numbers, the economy has
grown by about 28 percent
since then. If true, the growth
was between 1999 and 2007.
Income is also down about
8.3 percent since 2007.
Most economists would say
at a minimum that there are
some weird things coming up
in the jobs numbers, when
looked at in a dispassion-
ate, clinical way. The report-
ing does not have to tell the
true picture. Its purpose is
to make the government look
good while government pol-
icy, including Obamacare is
actually the cause of the bad
The official unemploy-
ment rate has been about 7.2
percent for several months
and so it would appear that
things are better and they
are being spun that way by
a generous press. But, they
are not, and you know it. The
rate does not include discour-
aged workers who took part-
time work or those who quit
looking altogether. The real
unemployment rate is known
officially as the U-6 number
and right now it is 14.3 per-
cent .
This U-6 rate, like the offi-
cial rate doubled between
2007 and 2009; but the U-6
rate is staying up high and not
coming down as quick as the
official rate. Unfortunately,
most news organizations are
not very truthful and they do
not track the real U-6 rate or
more people would be upset.
I cite these statistics
because Obamacare is one of
the major factors in the poor
economy, and the government
is now asking Americans to
take more from a shrinking
income to pay for something
that was not wanted in the
first place. If it is so good, sir,
why dont you fight to be on
it? Have any of your staffers
volunteered to give up their
Obamacare exemption?
I would like you to do five
things for me which will help
all your constituents:
1. Assure that all members
in both houses of Congress as
well as all their staffers have
the same Obamacare insur-
ance as all other Americans.
2. Assure that there are
no exceptions for unions or
union members.
3. Assure that there are no
exceptions for corporations.
4. Subscribe to the work
being done by Senators
Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.
Obamacare must be defunded
and the rest of the govern-
ment must be fully funded
.Of course a preferred action
would be the repeal of all
aspects of the Obamacare
5. I would like legislation
passed immediately that
(1) requires corporations to
track all changes made to
their employees regarding
This would includes com-
panies such as IBM who have
undone a long-standing retir-
ee health plan and it would
includes those companies
who moved employees to 29
hours or who reduced their
number of employees to get
below 50.
When Obamacare is
defunded for good or it
is repealed, the changes
made by corporations or
other businesses ostensibly
because of Obamacare, or
even if not directly because
of Obamacare must be rolled
back. In other words, until
Obamacare is fully resolved,
companies that change health
plans may be liable for back
benefits and a plan reinstate-
Brian W. Kelly
Two guns, two dead, no change
In Missouri, two men
got into an argument over
a gambling debt. Later, the
winner was aunting the
gold watch that the loser
had used to pay him. So
the loser pulled a gun and
shot the winner dead.
In Kansas, two
men were arguing
over politics in a bar.
One got so upset,
he pulled a gun and
killed the other. A
couple of nights later,
that gunman was shot
dead by the victims
In New Mexico, a
law ofcer warned a
group of carousers in
a bar that they were
not supposed to be carry-
ing weapons. They pulled
out their guns and shot
him down.
And in Ionia, Mich., two
men got into a road-rage
incident, pulled off to a car
wash, got out and shot
each other to death.
These are all tragic
cases. People were killed.
The only real difference is
this: The rst three inci-
dents happened during
the Wild West of the late
1800s. And the fourth hap-
pened last week.
We settle our issues with
bullets in this country.
Weve been doing it since
we rode horses. And sadly,
there is no end in sight.
So today, we will once
again enter combustible
territory. We will talk
about guns. And before the
ugly arguments break out
(we are fully braced for the
nasty comments, cringing
curse words and wild accu-
sations that will appear in
the comments online), let
us at least recognize that
this is not a new
Not even close.
Whatever hap-
pened in Ionia, it
seems clear that
it was not worth
dying over. Two
men Robert
Taylor, 56, and
James Pullum, 43
got into some-
thing on the road
(Pullums wife
would tell 911 that
Taylor, in a PTCruiser, was
tailgating Pullums Taurus)
and when they pulled over,
the anger was boiling.
Moments later, both
were dead.
Road rage, Pullums
wife, Teri, cries during a
911 call. They were ght-
ing. They both shot each
Ionia County Prosecutor
Ron Schafer told mlive.
com: There was some sort
of oral confrontation.
He said they shot each
other at fairly close range.
Every gun-violence head-
line emboldens some point
of view. The tragedy at
Sandy Hook Elementary
School saw many pro-gun
folks declare, You see? If
those teachers had been
armed, this could have
been avoided.
The Ionia case, converse-
ly, is like manna from heav-
en for the anti-gun crowd.
How many times do you
hear pro-gun voices claim,
People getting CCWs are
responsible gun owners?
Pullum and Taylor had
licenses to carry concealed
People who get CCWs
respect guns because they
have to learn about them.
Again, both men had
CCWs and Taylor knew
plenty about guns, as the
prosecutor told
that Taylor, apparently
a collector, might have
owned more than 100.
Regular folks arent the
ones you have to worry
about with guns its the
So far, there is no indi-
cation Pullum or Taylor
had any serious criminal
past. Taylor did lose his
concealed weapons per-
mit after a drunken-driv-
ing misdemeanor. But in
2010, he was able to get it
back. And the prosecutor
described him as a polite,
law-abiding citizen.
So there are your basic
facts. The guns werent ille-
gally obtained, this wasnt
crossre from a drug war,
and the shooters werent
deranged lunatics walk-
ing through a defenseless
Instead, this appears to
be about tempers aring
over an everyday occur-
rence trafc anger
but culminating in two
deaths because, when the
anger peaked, each man
had a gun within reach and
each used it to try to settle
Same as we did in the
Wild West.
The fact that the Ionia
shootings came the same
week as a disturbed man
named Aaron Alexis
allegedly shot up the
Washington Navy Yard,
killing 12 and wounding
eight all with a weapon
he legally obtained despite
a troubling past made
the anti-gun lobby even
But if you expect it to
change things, it wont.
Pro-gun folks will some-
how explain away Ionia.
Someone will claim it
could have been worse
if they didnt shoot each
other. Someone will say
its the laws, not the guns.
Someone will scream stu-
pid liberals! and the whole
thing will degenerate into
The National Rie
Association will likely be
And we can only be
happy that people argu-
ing through newspapers
or televisions cant re
bullets at each other the
way Taylor and Pullum
did. Scripture might warn
that those who live by the
sword, die by the sword.
But weve been ignoring
that for centuries.
And my bet is, were not
stopping anytime soon.
AnOTHEr viEw
Photo by Pete G. Wilcox
and words by Mark Guydish
Of blossoms and rust, of birth and decay, of nature and man
In the end, the car takes roots and fower petals take wing.
His history betrays
The search, now 30 years old, for
Iranian moderates goes on. Amid the
enthusiasm of the latest sighting, its
worth remembering that the highlight
of the Iran-contra arms-for-hostages
debacle was the secret trip to Tehran
taken by Robert McFarlane, President
Reagans former nation-
al security adviser. He
brought a key-shaped cake
symbolizing the new rela-
tions he was opening with
the moderates.
We know how that
Three decades later, the
mirage reappears in the
form of Hassan Rouhani.
Strange resume for a
moderate: 35 years of
unswervingly loyal service
to the Islamic Republic
as a close aide to Ayatollahs Khomeini
and Khamenei. Moreover, Rouhani was
one of only six presidential candidates,
another 678 having been disqualified
by the regime as ideologically unsound.
That puts him in the 99th centile for
Rouhani is Khameneis agent but,
with a smile and style, hes now hailed
as the face of Iranian moderation. Why?
Because Rouhani wants better relations
with the West.
Well, what leader would not want relief
from Western
sanctions that
have sunk Irans
economy, deval-
ued its currency
and caused wide-
spread hard-
ship? The test
of moderation
is not what you
want but what
youre willing to
give. After all,
sanctions were not slapped on Iran for
amusement. It was to enforce multiple
Security Council resolutions demanding
a halt to uranium enrichment.
Yet in his lovey-dovey Washington
Post op-ed, his U.N. speech and vari-
ous interviews, Rouhani gives not an
inch on uranium enrichment. Indeed, he
has repeatedly denied that Iran is pursu-
ing nuclear weapons at all. Or ever has.
Such a transparent falsehood what
country swimming in oil would sacri-
fice its economy just to produce nuclear
electricity that advanced countries like
Germany are already abandoning? is
hardly the basis for a successful negotia-
But successful negotiation is not what
the mullahs are seeking. They want
sanctions relief. And more than any-
thing, they want to buy time.
It takes about 250 kilograms of 20
percent enriched uranium to make a
nuclear bomb. The International Atomic
Energy Agency reported in August that
Iran already has 186 kilograms. That
leaves the Iranians on the threshold of
going nuclear. They are adding 3,000
new high-speed centrifuges. They need
just a bit more talking, stalling, smiling
and stringing along a gullible West.
Rouhani is the man to do exactly
that. As Irans chief nuclear negotiator
between 2003 and 2005, he boasted in
a 2004 speech to the Supreme Cultural
Revolution Council, While we were
talking with the Europeans in Tehran,
we were installing equipment in parts
of the [uranium conversion] facility in
Isfahan. In fact, by creating a calm
environment, we were able to complete
the work in Isfahan.
Such is their contempt for us that they
dont even hide their strategy: Spin the
centrifuges while spinning the West.
And when the president of the worlds
sole superpower asks for a photo-
op handshake with the president of a
regime that, in President Obamas own
words, kills and kidnaps and terrorizes
Americans, the killer-kidnapper does
not even deign to accept the homage.
Rouhani rebuffed him.
Who can blame Rouhani? Offer a few
pleasant words in an op-ed hailing a new
era of non-zero-sum foreign relations,
and watch the media and the adminis-
tration immediately swoon with visions
of detente.
But at least we have to talk, say the
enthusiasts. As if we havent been talk-
ing. For a decade. Strung along in nego-
tiations of every manner the EU3,
the P5+1, then the final, very final,
last-chance 2012
n e g o t i a t i o n s
held in Istanbul,
Baghdad and
Moscow at which
the Iranians
refused to even
consider the
nuclear issue,
declaring the
dossier closed.
Plus two more
useless rounds
this year.
Im for negotiations. But only if its to
do something real, not to run out the
clock as Iran goes nuclear. The adminis-
tration says it wants actions not words.
Fine. Demand one simple proof of
good faith: Honor the U.N. resolutions.
Suspend uranium enrichment and we
will talk.
At least that stops the clock. Anything
else amounts to being played.
And about the Khamenei agent
who charms but declares enrichment
an inalienable right, who smiles but
refuses to shake the presidents hand.
When asked by NBC News whether the
Holocaust was a myth, Rouhani replied:
Im not a historian. Im a politician.
Iranian moderation in action.
And, by the way, do you know who
was one of the three Iranian moder-
ates the cake-bearing McFarlane dealt
with at that fateful arms-for-hostage
meeting in Tehran 27 years ago? Hassan
We never learn.
Charles Krauthammers email address is letters@
it takes about 250 kilograms of 20
percent enriched uranium to make
a nuclear bomb. The international
Atomic Energy Agency reported in
August that iran already has 186
State universities and com-
munity colleges should offer free
tuition to all students who aca-
demically qualify for admission.
Our current, insufcient, inef-
cient patchwork
of college aid relies
increasingly on
loans that saddle
graduates with too
much debt and too
few options once
they enter the
Tui t i on- f re e
and loan-free col-
lege education
would not only
give a vital boost
to aspiring students of modest
and middle means, but make sure
we dont cheat our society of its
next great leader because she or
he faced a purely economic bar to
college admission.
Recognizing a democracys
basic need for an educated
citizenry, our nation has tried
through most of its history to
make college more accessible and
Weve enacted laws ranging
from the Northwest Ordinance
of 1787 and Morrill Act of 1862,
which helped create the relatively
low-cost state college system; to
the post-World War II GI Bill and
Higher Education Act of 1965,
which gave direct aid to students.
As a result, ours was the rst
society in human history with a
broad participation in higher edu-
That policy of widening college
access was abandoned begin-
ning in the 1970s. Spurred on
by faulty theories on how best to
aid low-income students and by
state governments budget crises
which were fueled in part by
proigate tax-cutting state col-
leges began to receive less pub-
lic funding and in turn demand
more from students and their
families in the formof tuition and
fees. Meanwhile, direct aid
such as Pell Grants began to
shrink and student debt to grow.
The results have been predict-
ably bad. Collective student debt
now tops $1 trillion, greater than
all credit card debt combined.
More and more promising stu-
dents are making the economic
calculation that college just isnt
worth the price.
Luckily, some far-seeing
reformers have set out to change
that troubling calculation. The
Oregon legislature recently cre-
ated a commission to consider
a plan Pay It Forward, Pay
It Back that would nance
tuition-free attendance at the
states four-year and community
colleges via a 3 percent surtax
on the income of graduates, a
system that already works well
in Australia and the United
Robert Samuels, president of
the University Council-American
Federation of Teachers, proposed
in a recent academic journal that
all college education could be
made tuition-free and loan-free
simply by using more efciently
the public resources already dedi-
cated to higher education.
He calculated that it would
cost the government a hefty $130
billion a year to directly pay the
tuition of the approximately 6.5
million undergraduates in public
four-year colleges and 4.3 million
in community colleges. But thats
what Washington and the states
already spend on higher educa-
tion, if you add together the cost
of Pell Grants, loan guarantees
and state assistance.
Public college aid is currently
misallocated. Federal and state
tax credits and deductions for
individual students to attend
higher education cost public trea-
suries about $70 billion between
While such tax incentives are
a boon to wealthier families who
can pay their own way, they do
little to assist lower-income and
middle-income households, who
must rely on loans and are sad-
dled with ever increasing student
States also lose money on
college-savings plans, which the
wealthy can use as tax shelters,
but which again do little to help
poorer students and their fami-
As Samuels points out, replac-
ing the current potpourri of insti-
tutional aid, tax subsidies, and
student grants and loans with
direct public payment of tuition
wouldinthe longrunsave money.
More important, free higher
education would restore our
nations vaunted but now mostly
absent social mobility, create a
more capable workforce, better
prepare Americans for the duties
of citizenship and make sure
that smart, ambitious young
Americans from any side of town
can fulll their dreams.
Don Kusler is executive director of Ameri-
cans for Democratic Action. Readers
may write to himat ADA, 1625 K Street
NW, Suite 102, Washington, D.C. 20006;
Removing hurdles lets everyone move higher
Shifing tuition may derail innovation
Competitive Workforce found
that retention and completion
rates across Californias com-
munity colleges were above
the national average. But
completion rates were even
higher at two-year colleges in
Wisconsin and North Dakota,
where tuition is two to three
times as high and Pell Grant
recipients make up a larger
percentage of enrollments.
The point isnt that tuition
prices dont matter. But these
outcomes do suggest that
pushing tuition to zero may
not be a silver-bullet solution
to lackluster student success.
Third, many consumers
equate high tuition prices
with quality. So even if there
were a public option that
costs nothing, many afuent
families would likely still opt
to send their kids to private
colleges, leaving less advan-
taged students in the public
option. Increased sorting by
income could further exclude
lower income students from
the peer effects that are an
important part of educational
Finally, a public option
would crowd out innovations
that emerge from private col-
Western Governors
University in Salt Lake City,
Southern New Hampshire,
Excelsior College in Albany,
N.Y. and Capella University
in Minneapolis all private
based models where students
get credit based on what they
know rather than how long
they sit in class.
And upstart online course
providers like StraighterLine,
Udacity and Coursera allow
students across the globe to
access lowor no-cost courses.
Apublic optionmight weaken
demand for those products
and dampen the pace of
Solving the college cost cri-
sis will require fundamental
changes in cost structures,
not just tuition prices. To get
there, leaders need to foster
competitionacross all types of
providers, not create a public
AndrewP. Kelly is director of the
Center for Education Reformat
the American Enterprise Institute.
Readers may write to himat AEI,
1150 17th Street, Washington, D.C.
20036; website:
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Skyrocketing college tuition
threatens educational opportunity in
While median household incomes
have shrunksince the economic crisis,
publishedtuitionat public colleges has
jumped 25 percent since 2008, largely
in response to state funding cuts.
Net prices what students pay
after grants and scholarships have
not risen as quickly thanks to a one-
time, unprecedented increase in Pell
Grant spending.
But with income and tuition mov-
ing in opposite directions, students
increasingly face a bleak choice: take
on crippling debt or forgo college
altogether. Some say the solution is
to create a public option for higher
education to reallocate existing
federal student aid dollars toward a
European-style system
of free public colleges.
In a recent book,
American Federation
of Teachers University
Council president
Robert Samuels
argues that we could
pay for a public option
by directing federal
student aid invest-
ments to public cam-
puses and requiring
those schools to focus
resources on instruc-
While its tempting to assume that
tuition-free public colleges would
solve our higher education problems
overnight, merely moving resources
around is no panacea for rising costs
and lowrates of student success.
First, a public option would change
who pays for higher education, but
not necessarily how much it costs to
provide it.
Economists argue that traditional
higher education is like other service
industries: becausetheproduct entails
interaction with highly educated labor
in small groups, it is difcult to raise
As wages riseintherest of theecon-
omy, colleges must pay employees
moreeventhoughtheir output doesnt
increase, leading to higher costs.
Simply shifting who pays the bill
will do little to change this equation.
So while existing federal and state
investments might cover the cost of a
public option today, those same sums
wont go as far next year or the year
after unless colleges also make chang-
es to their cost structure. Taxpayers
would have to foot an increasingly
large bill.
Second, its not clear that a pub-
lic option would automatically raise
student success. Take Californias
community colleges, which have the
lowest published tuition in the nation
$1,135 in 2011-12 and are
essentially free to many students who
qualify for Pell Grants.
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Located on Birch Drive at the curve of a cul-de-sac, just minutes away from the community
college, this warm and charming one story home welcomes prospective owners from frst
glance. From outside to inside this one story home is picturesque. Redecorating is optional of
course, but with a previous homeowner being a professional decorator, odds are you wont want
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A 4.2x 13 foyer with marazzi tile leads from the front door to the beautiful 12.6x12 kitchen with
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the added bonus of a modern and tasteful color scheme, the ceramic foors, wooden cabinets, quartz
counter tops, and tile backsplash create a look that you see only in magazines. Te eat-in nook is brightly
lit by large foor to ceiling windows that surround the area in an octagonal half circle. Te combination
of these rooms leave you itching to see more.
Te cozy 10.3x11.5 dining room, also brightly lit by great windows, has spotless Brazilian hardwood
foors and is the perfect size to wine and dine. A giant 13.1 x 22.8 living room with cathedral ceilings,
with a giant half-moon window to compliment them, and a gas freplace, is a haven in itself. With a lay
out thats to die for, this room makes you want to sit and never leave.
Te 12x 15.5 master bedroom attached to the 11.5x 5.5 master bathroom has doors leading
immediately outside to the back deck of the home, talk about a luxury. Te 9x 5 full bathroom, modern,
like all the rest, has beautiful quartz counters and ceramic tile. Te other two rooms, a 14.6x 11.2
carpeted and 10.10x 11.2 marmuleum foored would make for the perfect bedroom, guest room, or
Skip storage as your choice for one of these two rooms. Teres just no need. A massive walk up attic
matching every square foot of the home is beyond an added bonus. Other features of this buyers dream
are: a 11x 10.7 bathroom, a 7x 7 laundry room with ceramic tile and utility sink, spacious 2 car
garage, security system, an in-ground pool, and complimentary professional-like landscaping.
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80 Acres w/many
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MLS# 13-3982 $149,900
WILKES BARRE 5 Unit property
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MLS# 12-1525 $285,000
837 Wyoming Ave., Kingston
5 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath traditional in Deer
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bright kitchen with dining area; family
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Call Joe Moore MLS#13-3973 $399,000 Call Joe Moore MLS# 13-899 $293,500
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Bedrooms: 3
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Drums 315 Links Ct 12-2PM Tuskes Homes $309,900
Kingston 283 Reynolds St 12:30-2PM Prudential Poggi & Jones Realtors $189,900
Luzerne 272 Kelly St 11:00AM-12:30PM Classic Properties $109,900
Luzerne 568 Charles Ave 1-2:30PM Lewith & Freeman Real Estate $129,900
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Mountaintop 130 Kestrel Rd 3-4PM Lewith & Freeman Real Estate $289,900
Mountaintop 799 Prospect St 1-3PM Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group $399,900
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Wilkes Barre 29 Sunrise Dr 1-3PM Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group $154,900
Wilkes Barre 32 Carlisle St 1:30-3PM Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group $75,000
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Wilkes Barre 169 Gardner Ave 12-2PM Realty World Rubbico Real Estate $99,900
Wilkes Barre 435 Horton St 1-3PM Classic Properties $149,500
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Ashley 7 Frederick St 1:30-2:30PM Lewith & Freeman Real Estate $54,900
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Convenient location for your
business in high traffic area.
MLS 13 645
Jennifer Atherholt
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
Mountain Blvd.
Multi-Use Complex 8,000+
sq.ft. building consists of res-
taurant, offices and apart-
ment. 359 ft. front with 3+
Priced to sell!
Call Dave Hourigan
38 Tedrick St.
(Off Pittston By-Pass)
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 Ex-
terior, most appliances in-
cluded. See add'l photos and
search for this listing at
MLS #13-3214.
Call Charlie 829-6200
Medical/professional space
available. Almost 3,000 sq. ft.
includes all utilities, alarm
system and ample free park-
ing $3,625 per month.
Can be subdivided.
Call Charlie
A Family Owned
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20 Years Operating
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Serious Inquires Only
Attorney Joseph A. Dessoye
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parking. We have 23,000
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for $195,000
Call 570-506-5986
- 57 East Frothingham St., Pitt-
ston. Side 1: 6 rooms, 3 bed-
rooms, bath, newly carpted &
painted, basement with wash
tub, garage, oil heat, big back
yard. Side 2: 5 rooms, 2 bed-
rooms, bath, garage, new oil
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29 Jay Drive
2 story, 4 bedroom, 2.5
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43 Richmont Ave.
Near Riverside Park. Motiv-
ated seller, make reasonable
offer. 3 bedroom, 2 bath Cape
Cod, central air, hardwood
f l oor, above ground pool ,
f enced yard.
MLS 13-789
Tom Salvaggio
Lovely Two Story home in
great Avoca neighborhood.
1st floor totally remodeled.
New kitchen, new bath w/ped-
estal sink & raincan shower
head. Updated electric, new
blown in insulation, 2 yr old
furnace, newer roof. This one
won't last at this price!!!
Call Michelle Sweeney
Houses For Sale
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 of-
fer plenty of space. Open
floor plan that is great for en-
tertaining 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 gar-
age - A Must See!
MLS# 13-2854
Call Terry Eckert
Corby Road
Scenic wooded lot with beautiful
view in the Fall & Winter. Private
and secluded great for building
your dream, camping and has ac-
cess for hunting .Seller Negoti-
$ 15,000
Please call Michele Hopkins
All this 2.8+ acre lot needs is
your vision for your dream
home. Located i n a qui et
country setting, this partially
cleared lot has a great view of
t he mount ai ns. Sept i c i s
already on site and ready for
MLS #13-1705
Only $65,000
Call Barbara Metcalf
Newberry Estate
The Greens
4,000 sq. ft. condo with view
of ponds & golf course. Three
bedrooms on 2 floors. 5 1/2
baths, 2 car garage & more.
New Price $399,000.
MLS# 12-1480
Besecker Realty
Houses For Sale
Beautifully decorated, open
floor plan, excellent location,
this home features gorgeous
Amish wood floors, tile floors
in kitchen & baths, huge fam-
ily room built for entertaining,
inviting deck & yard.
MLS #13-3665
Call Tracy Zarola
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Convenient location for your
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MLS 13 645
Jennifer Atherholt
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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
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20 Westminster Drive
Attractive brick ranch in good
location, close to schools and
shopping. 9 rooms, 4 bed-
rooms and 2 baths, 3 season
porch overlooking large level
rear yard. Hardwood and wall
to wall carpeting. Gas heat.
Two car garage. New roof.
Call Sandra Gorman
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Great price on this Mountain
Top home on Blue Ridge Golf
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layout with a beautiful finished
wal k- out basement . Re-
modeled kitchen with all appli-
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porch, deck and patio all look
out to a large back yard. This
is a great opportunity to ac-
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Call Paul 760-8143 to sched-
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7 Sky Top Drive
Immaculate condition & move
in ready! 3 bedroom, 1 3/4
bath, raised ranch. In ground
pool. Modern kitchen, tile &
hardwood floors, 2 gas fire-
places, security system, cent-
ral air.
MLS #13-3437
Call Brian Harashinski
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New Price!!!
Commercial or Residential
Great opportunity to live and
work in the same building, or
keep current tenant and use
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ness. Former storefront fea-
tures open concept w/original
wood floors. Spacious resid-
ence features 3 bedrooms,
back porch and yard.
Call Christine
for a showing!
226 Church St.
Large 2 story with 3 bedrooms and
2 full baths. Extra large room sizes,
stained glass and natural wood-
work. Not flooded in 2011. MLS
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Call Charlie
13 Thomas Street
Handicap accessible. 2 bedroom
rancher with vinyl siding. Modern
kitchen and walk-in shower. Cent-
ral air conditioning. One car gar-
age. 3 season porch. Nice fenced
rear yard. MLS # 13-2428.
Ask for Bob Kopec
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206 Cedar Street
Neat & tidy low maintenance
home with three bedrooms,
large unfinished basement,
rear carport. No grass to cut.
MLS #13-1914
Call Colleen
1156 Wyoming Ave.
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
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Closed Fridays
Gas Warm Air Heat
Site Work Package
Central Air Conditioning
Concrete Front Porch
Andersen Windows
1st Floor Laundry
Granite Kitchen Top
2 Story Great Room
2 1/2 Tile Baths
1st Floor Master Bedroom
12 Tile Kitchen, Eating
Poured Concrete Foundation
Heritage Homes Promise:
Competitive Pricing
2808 Scranton/Carbondale Highway
Blakely, PA 18447
Gas Warm Air Heat
Site Work Package
Central Air Conditioning
Concrete Front Porch
Andersen Windows
1st Floor Laundry
Granite Kitchen Top
4 Bedroom
2-l/2 Tile Baths w/ Whirlpool
Dryvit/Stone Front
2 Story Great Room
2 1/2 Tile Baths
1st Floor Master Bedroom
12 Tile Kitchen, Eating
Poured Concrete Foundation
THE LAFAYETTE - 2,458 Sq. Ft.
In West Pittston, Corner of Erie and Susquehanna Avenue
This one foor living RANCH with soaring ceilings, Hardwood foors tile walk in showers and all new
appliances is located in the beautiful setting that is River Shores in West Pittston. The custom cabinets and granite
kitchen is open to the freplaced family room. The ofce/den is bright with large bay window and French doors. The
large yard and outstanding BBQ deck give way to gorgeous landscaping. The master BR boasts a beautiful bath and
vaulted ceiling.
This home comes with BONUS SPACE second to none. Home theater, wet bar room, huge pool room
or second family room, extra bedroom and full bath are all included at no additional cost in this one of a kind home.
We can also build this home in the high $200,000 in one of several developmentsone of which is this
breathtaking Eagle View location with view.
(570) 881-2144
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Houses For Sale
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
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. Alumin-
um siding. Replacement win-
dows. Fenced rear yard. Gas
heat. Corner lot.
MLS # 13-3247. $115,000
Ask for Bob Kopec
Humford Realty, Inc.
52 Ransom Street
Recently renovated and up-
dated this double block is cur-
rently 100% occupied. Little
exterior maintenance or yard-
work 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 Bed-
rooms and bath in each unit.
MLS# 13-809.
Call Kevin Smith
70 W Enterprise
Large 5 bdrm, 2-1/2 bath
move-i n condi t i on home.
Newly renovated 3rd floor
has separate heat, small kit-
chen & can greatly enhance
home as bonus area or rent-
al income. Zoning is R-2.
MLS# 13-2241
Call Dana Distasio
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 &
publ i c transportati on. Sun
room with woo& 2nd floors,
1st floor laundry room, family
room with wood burning fire-
place, 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
Louise Laine
283-9100 x 20
Houses For Sale
Ni ce bungal ow ranch styl e
home contains 3 bedrooms,
rooms i n l ower l evel . New
bath, upgraded appliances,
new parquet flooring and car-
peting, new windows. Close to
grade school and high school.
Property close to all amenities.
Louise Laine
283-9100 x20
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
48 Patrick Henry Drive
Sunday, Sept. 15, 1-4
3 bedroom, 2.5 bath two
story. 3,165 sq ft move-in-
ready home with lots of stor-
age. Ultra-modern kitchen,
cherry cabinets with island,
granite counter-tops, hard-
wood floors& stainless steel
appliances. Living room &
family room with gas fire-
places & custom trim, includ-
i ng wai nscot i ng & crown
molding. Finished basement
with wet bar, theater room,
exerci se room, & l aundry
room. Large deck, Heated in-
ground pool with new liner,
Security, central vac /air, & ir-
ri gati on systems, & much
mor e. See pi ct ur es on
www. f orsal ebyowner. com
ID#239509O6 or
MLS listing #13-2505.
Asking price $308,000.
31 San Souci Mobile Court
Home In Excellent Condition
Turn Key and come to this
beautiful quiet area with a
stream that runs between the
properties. Great yard for sit-
ting 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 ap-
pointment only. 24 Hour no-
MLS# 13 2668
Please call Pat Doty
129 S. Dawes Ave.
Three bedroom, 2 bath cape cod
wi th central ai r, new wi ndows,
doors, carpets and tile floor. Full
concrete basement with 9' ceilings.
Walking distance to Wilkes Barre.
Electric and Oil heat. MLS #12-
3283. For more information and
photos visit:
Call Tom 570-262-7716
Houses For Sale
46 Old Mill Road
Stunning English Tudor in a
desirable neighborhood. Mod-
ern kitchen with cherry cabin-
ets, stai nl ess steel appl i -
ances, island with Jenn air &
tile floor. Separate glass sur-
rounded breakf ast room.
Family room with gas fire-
pl ace & hardwood fl oors.
Formal dining room with bay
wi ndow. Fr ench door s
throughout. Master bedroom
suite with master bath, walk-
in closet & separate sitting
room. Lower level rec-room
and office. Two car garage.
Pittston Area School District.
Price Reduced
Call Sandra Gorman
Spacious four bedroom home
with plenty of charm. Hard-
wood floors, leaded windows,
accent fireplace and built-in
bookshelves. First floor laun-
dry/power room, three-sea-
son porch and a 16x32 in-
ground pool. Move-in condi-
tion with newer roof, siding
and windows, ductless air, all
appliances and alarm system.
Carole Poggi
283-9100 x19
Roomy, bright & cheery de-
scribes this 3 story home with
traditional charm. 5 BR, 2.5
BA, 2 stairways , wood fire-
place, solid wood doors, 3rd
fl. would make a great in-law
suite. One Year Home War-
ranty Included!
MLS 13-3669
Call Tracy Zarola
Green Acres
213 Joseph Drive
Meticulously maintained 3
bedroom rancher with 2
modern baths. Modern kit-
chen. Sunken living room.
Formal dining room. First floor
family room. Central air condi-
tioning. Oversized carport.
Patio. Loaded with upgrades
and extras. Quiet street.
MLS #12-4661. $210,000.
Ask for Bob Kopec
Humford Realty, Inc.
Houses For Sale
Bodle Road
2 story older home with up-
graded kitchen & bath, Large
l i vi ng room, formal di ni ng
room, lower level family room.
Hot water heat, garage & car-
port. 1.1 acre lot.
MLS #13-2320
Besecker Realty
80 James St.
This stately 4 bedroom, 1.5
bath Kingston home has the
WOW factor! Meti culousl y
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
conveni ence. Large f ront
porch, rear deck and de-
tached garage.
MLS 13-1761
Jay A. Crossin
Extension #23
New Price
111 Laflin Road
Nice 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Split
Level home with hardwood
floors, NEW furnace, 1 car gar-
age, large yard and covered
patio in very convenient loca-
tion. 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
MLS 13-3229
Keri Best
24 Fordham Road
Great Split Level in Oakwood
Park, Laflin. 13 rooms, 4 bed-
rooms, 2 1/2 baths. 2 car garage
and large corner lot. Lots of space
for the large or growing family.
MLS 13-452
Call Charlie
Houses For Sale
511 E. State St.
Everythi ng you need i s i n thi s
house. 4 bedrooms, lower level
family room, den open, living/din-
ing room, nice yard with above
ground pool and covered patio, ex-
tra parking. 1 car garage. Very well
maintained home. Move right in!
MLS 13-2432
Don't miss out on this 2 story,
3 bedroom, 2.5 bath country
home situated on 2.15 acres
w/above ground pool that has
2 decks attached & fl ower
beds all around the grounds.
Mod. kitchen and open floor
plan. 24 hour notice required.
Owner occupied.
Call Brenda Pugh
Houses For Sale
A 1.17 acre serene setting &
a l arge pi cni c grove wi th
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 gar-
age with large paved drive.
MLS 13 3516
Call Pat today @
Immaculate 3/4 bedroom bi-
level on half acre lot offers
privacy & outdoor beauty.
Convenient U shaped kit-
chen opens to dining area.
Hardwood floors in much of
house. Family room in lower
level has tile floor & brick
mantle ready for wood burn-
er. Office can be 4th bed-
room. Perennials comprise
extensive outdoor landscap-
ing, along with a 10x17 deck,
15x 16 pat i o & 20x 12
Studi o/offi ce. Home War-
MLS#13 2914
Call Linda Gavio
474-2231, ext 19
Houses For Sale
St. Marys Road
Amazing offering! 1,700 sq.ft.
3 bedroom/2 bath ranch in ex-
cellent condition. Beautiful kit-
chen. Huge deck. Detached
30x64 heated garage with
bath & office offers bound-
less possibilities for collector,
hobby or possible small busi-
ness use. 2 car setting.
Call Dave Hourigan
St. Marys Road
Amazing offering! 1,700 sq.ft. 3
bedroom/2 bath ranch in excel-
lent condition. Beautiful kit-
chen. Huge deck. Detached
30x64 heated garage with bath
& office offers boundless pos-
sibilities for collector, hobby or
possible small business use. 2
acre setting.
Call Dave Hourigan
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NEWBERRY ESTATES - Planned to perfection: A place for everything and everything in its
place. 4,200 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Master bedroom with sitting room that over-
looks the golf course. Formal dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Granite everywhere.
Family room and private oce in lower level. Included are all custom draperies Built-in closets
for shoes, special clothes racks for all lengths, built-in drawer space. Te racks beautifully done
to have everything at your nger tips and for all seasons. Hand painted murals. If you can think
of it, its in this unit
Dir: 309 north to L on Pioneer Ave., L into Newberry Estates to the Greens.
Tis custom built stucco home is so beautiful its hard to describe! Built by Les Rut-
kowski 12 years ago looks brand new. It has been that well cared for. Formal LR &
DR. Beautiful kitchen with dining area. 18x16 master bedroom with adjoining 19x15
sitting area. 4 bedrooms & 3 baths. Finished lower level recreation room. 3 car ga-
rage. Mature landscaping. It is just gorgeous!
Unique 4,300+ sq.ft. building ideal for professional oces. Features include high ceil-
ings, large distinctive chandeliers, hardwood oors and 3 replaces. Large reception
area with 3 french door entrances. 40 car lighted parking area. Handicap accessible
entrance. Gas heat and central air. 179 ft frontage on Wyoming Ave.
Completely remodeled 4400 sq ft ranch home with 2011 addition on 3.62 acres with 345 ft.
of lake frontage. Great roomwith replace & mahogany bar, dining roomwith replace, music
room, butlers pantry, keeping room o kitchen & loft. Extensive molding package and hard-
wood oors throughout. 4 bedrooms, two full, two & one baths. New addition consists
of master bedroom with bath, gorgeous kitchen with maple cabinets, SS appliances, granite
and island. 3 car attached garage.
Just Listed - Newto the Market - Dallas 1188 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort
$565,000 $450,000
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Houses For Sale
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 heat-
er, replacement windows, fenced
yard and large covered deck.
MLS 13-613
Call John Polifka
Premier property in the city of
Nanti coke. Corner Lot--E.
Nobl e and Col l ege. Very
large, well kept home. Nice
yard. Detached garage. Large
rooms wi th mother-i n-l aw
sui te...separate uti l i ti es.
Call Charles Boyek
38 E. Union Street
Nice single, 3 bedrooms, gas
heat, large yard. Central location.
REDUCED TO $49,500
Call 570-735-8932 or
Rear 395 E.
Washington St.
Double Block Home,
Each Side:
Large Living Rm., Kitchen, 2
Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Vinyl Sid-
ing, Brand New Roof New:
Berber Carpets, Paint, Floor-
ing, With Backyard Deck
length of House Have In-
come Tomorrow or Live for
Free! Appraised at $65,000
listing at $47,950 or
Don't like yard work? Then
consider this home. Large liv-
ing room area w/ductless wall
a/c unit. Gas heat.
MLS #13-3775
Dana Distasio
101 Honey Pot St.
Well cared for and desirable
corner lot with replacement
windows, private driveway in-
cluding a carport, and recent
updates to the kitchen and
bath. MLS #13-3243
Carmen Winters
47 Vine St.
Calling all investors and
handy-people! Endless poten-
tial. Great neighborhood. Ad-
jacent property also available.
Call Julio Caprari
Houses For Sale
57 Dewitt St.
Cute Cape Cod with 3 bedrooms,
vinyl replacement windows, Pergo
flooring and walk up attic. Put this
one on your list.
MLS 13-1038
80 Rear Parsonage Street
Move right into this 3 bed-
room, 1 bathroom home with
Pergo floors. New plumbing,
new wiring & new replace-
ment wi ndows. di recti ons:
Main St, Pittston to parson-
age St; left on Miller St; right
on Rear Parsonage St.; home
is on the right.
For more info and photos
MLS 13-3689
Keri Best
Houses For Sale
76 Rear Parsonage Street
Nice 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom
home with large yard. Direc-
tions: Main St, Pittston to Par-
sonage St.; left on Miller St;
r i ght on Rear par sonage
St reet ; home i s on ri ght .
MLS 13-3690
Keri Best
Bank Owned, great invest-
ment or first home buyer
property. Price reduced to
sell. $32,900. MLS#12-4494
Call John Piszak
Gilroy Real Estate
Houses For Sale
49 Vine Street
This cozy and quaint home
awaits you! Quiet neighbor-
hood, yet walking distance to
the revitalized downtown. Adja-
cent property (fixer-upper) also
available. Can be purchased
MLS #13-3293
Call Jullio Caprari
REDUCED $99,900
25 Swallow St.
Grand 2 story home with Vic-
torial features, large eat in kit-
chen with laundry, 3/4 bath on
first floor, 2nd bath with claw
foot tub, lots of closet space.
Move in ready, off street park-
ing in rear. MLS 12-3926
Call Colleen
Houses For Sale
Lot #6 Ledge Court
List Price $40,000
Build your new home in
Pocono Ridge Estates.
Private well & sand mound
required, lot size 136' x 215'.
Call Brian Harashinski
90 River Street
This traditional 2-story prop-
erty features a large fenced in
yard, private driveway, re-
placement windows, large
laundry room and an eat-in
kitchen. MLS#13-3269
Carmen Winters
New Listing!
3 bedroom, 1.5 bath ranch, 2
car garage, modern eat-in
kitchen. $139,900.
Call Joe Gilroy
Gilroy Real Estate
Houses For Sale
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. Re-
placement windows and new-
er roof. Gas heat and central
air, Fully insulated. Double
deck. Level rear yard. Fire-
place is gas with triple wall
pipe that can be used for
wood, coal or pellets.
Call Sandra Gorman
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.
call Nancy Palumbo
570-714-9240 direct
Houses For Sale
65 Girard Ave
Neat and clean. Move right in-
to this freshly painted 3 bed-
room, 1 bathroom home with
new flooring in the kitchen and
MLS 13 3555
Call Keri Best
Directions: Rt 11 South Main
Street Plymouth; right onto
Girard Ave; home is on the left.
Large home with many pos-
sibilities. 3 bedrooms, 1 full
bath and laundry room on first
MLS #13-2814
New Price $45,000
Christine Pieczynski
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GLENMAURA Premier location. Almost new all brick
Frank Betz design. 1st foor MBR Suite w/6ft walk-
in shower + 3 other BRs & baths all w/cherry vanities w/
granite or marble. Cherry HW foors, gourmet kitchen w/
cherry cabinets & granite Island & bar. Beautifully designed
landcaping + loads of upgrades. MLS# 13-1263
PEG 570-714-9247 $997,500
DALLAS Stately home in serene 4.8acre setting minutes from town - The
expansive deck & walls of windows offer wonderful views of the manicured grounds
& surrounding countryside. The stunning kitchen features a large center Island
crafted from an enormous single slab of granite & is equipped with Wolf & Sub Zero
appliances & 2 dishwashers - The Master Suite includes a private deck, spectacular
bath with large steam shower, custom dressing room & laundry - The bright lower
level opens to yard & offers additional living/entertainment space with a theatre area,
bar, bath & gym. Attention to detail throughout! MLS# 13-511
RHEA570-696-6677 $795,000
SHAVERTOWN Wonderful home in convenient location w/
spacious formal rms, beautiful HW frs, & grand stone FP. Kit
opens to bright sunrm/brkfst area. 4 lg BRs, offce & 2 baths
on 2nd fr. Charming wrap around porch offers views of lg
property w/mature oak & pines. MLS#11-528
RHEA570-696-6674 $479,900
DALLAS Stately stone front home on cul-de-sac in Overbrook
Farms - Beautiful HW foors throughout bright rooms - Great
kitchen opens to patio & lush lawn - Family room has handsome
stone, wood burning freplace - Huge Master Bedroom - custom
blinds throughout - 3 baths on 2nd foor. MLS# 13-1769
MARGY570-696-0891 $519,000
KINGSTON Move-in ready! Completely remodeled
3000SF, 2-story, 4BR, 3 bath home. LR, DR, offce & FR
w/sliding door to large deck overlooking in-ground pool
(new liner). House features HW, crown moldings, ultra large
modern bath w/radiant heat in foors. 2nd foor laundry.
MLS# 13-3663 TERRY NELSON 714-9248 $324,900
KINGSTON Magnifcent Tudor - Imposing brick, 9000+ sq ft home constructed
in 1926 boasts stunning original fxtures and authentic details - Hand forged iron
railings & hardware, handsome oak and cherry walled rooms, parquet and plank
wood foors and plentiful leaded glass windows & doors - The ivy draped 4 season
sun room opens to the expansive stone patio and park like setting. Colorful garden
leads to a stunning Gunite pool & pool house, complete with kitchen & bath. This
three story home includes six bedrooms and nine baths. Exceptional property in
convenient city location. MLS# 13-3434 RHEA696-6677 $925,000
DALLAS Inviting custom home with wonderful foor plan
in serene setting and convenient Dallas location - Large
rooms, beautiful HW foors, crown molding & 3 freplace with
handcrafted detail - Great kitchen & baths - Finished walk-out
lower level. MLS# 13-1670 MARGY 696-0891 $517,000
MOUNTAINTOP Spacious 4BR, 2.5 bath, 2-story
located in a great neighborhood. Large rooms. Flat
lot. MLS# 13-3664 PATTY A. 715-9332 $224,900
DALLAS Beautifully decorated, open foor plan, excellent
2.5 baths. MLS# 13-3665 TRACY 696-0723 $299,000
WyOMING FIREWOOD FARMS - Custom Cedar home
on 5acres in serene setting captures wonderful views
from huge windows, expansive decks & patios - Large
stone freplace in LR - Oversize Master Bedroom & bath -
Stunning new offce w/built-in desk, built-ins & separate entry
door. MLS# 13-243 RHEA 696-6677 $395,000
SHAVERTOWN Gorgeous 2-story in Windsor Farms.
Breathtaking granite & cherry kitchen. Smart house! Private
backyard! MLS# 13-3004 JOAN 696-0887 $699,000
MOUNTAINTOP Beautiful freshly painted 2-story features
new granite countertops, fnished lower level w/powder
room & additional room used as 5th BR. Gas heat, C/A. Nice
landscaping. MLS# 13-2102 CORINE 715-9331 $235,800
SHAVERTOWN 4BR home sits on a beautifully landscaped
lot in Bulford Farms. Spacious rooms, in-ground pool & 3 car
garage. MLS# 13-2616 TINA 714-9277 $479,900
MOUNTAINTOP Charming 5BR, 4 bath home on cul-de-
sac. Garage converted to handicap accessible suite w/LR,
large BR & bath. Would also make great in-law or extended
family suite. MLS# 13-3702 DANA 715-9333 $229,900
Inviting 2950SF, 4-5BR, 3 bath, 3 car garage & open foor plan,
Granite counters & Island in kitchen. Breakfast area opens to
deck. FRw/gas FP. MBRwith 2 walk-in closets & whirlpool. Lots
of extras! MLS# 13-3683 TERRY D. 715-9317 $399,900
Lot 1 Woodberry Dr.,
Mountain top
Preview this 4 BR, 3 BA, 2 story
model w/lots of HW & tile. Granite
counters in kit. MSTR suite w/2
walk-in closets & tiled bath w/dbl
vanities, shower & whilrpool. Home/
lot packages available. DIR: 309S to
R on S Main, R on Nuangola, R on
Fairwood Blvd to end, straight into
Woodberry Manor, 1st house on L.
TERRY D. 715-9317
11 Dakota Drive
Carefree Condo-Bright & spacious w/3 BRs. 1St
fr master, study/library, kit w/granite & upscale
appls, 2 car gar.
DIR: 309N to R into Dakota Woods
MLS# 11-3212
RHEA 696-6677 $279,000
MOUNTAINTOP Exquisite 3350SF beauty on 7.49
mostly wooded acres. Spacious rooms. Great foor plan.
Amazing kitchen. Lots of HW & tile. 3 car garage. Great
house! MLS# 13-2011 TERRY D. 715-9317 $589,400
Lewith & Freeman Real Estate
1000 Lantern HiLL road - SHavertown
3 year old - open oor plan - HW rs (1st/2nd) oors - 2 story great
room w/oor to ceiling FP, 4 bedrooms, 3-l/2 baths, nished lower
level w/French doors to patio, 3 car garage, AC, gas forced air heat.
549,000 MLS#12-4215
Dir. - Rt. 309N - L on Sutton Rd. - R into Woodridge II - House on R
211 HiLLSide - newberry eStateS - daLLaS
Beautifully maintained townhouse with many amenities - 3/4 Bdr.,
family room w/replace. Bright and airy kitchen, nished lower level,
AC, carport, tennis, golf and swimming, addl parking space assigned.
Move-in condition.
199,000 MLS#13-2185
Rt. 309 N. to L on Pioneer Ave. to Newberry Estate - Hillside on R
Spacious, luxury end unit townhouse, 3 large bdrs. and ofce, ultra
modern kit., and bths., gas FP in LR and master bedroom, full nished
lower level with wet bar and large bath. l car garage, AC, gas heat, A
Must See!
313,000 MLS#13-3155
Quality built, 2 story under construction. 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 bths., of-
ce, stone & vinyl exterior, HW oors, dining room w/crown mold-
ing and chair rail - family room w/2 story replace, master suite, mod-
ern eat-in kitchen, gas heat, central air - many special quality features.
379,900 MLS#13-3260
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White Haven - $269,900
MLS# 13-2164
4 BR, 3 BA Victorian, 2
Fireplaces, Sunroom, Huge Yard
Dallas - $219,000
MLS# 13-2965
3 Story Colonial, 5 BR,
Inground Pool
Duryea - $319,000
MLS# 13-3725
Brick Ranch, Finish LL, Bar,
Inground Pool, Garage
Wilkes-Barre - $199,000
MLS# 13-3468
4 BR, 2 BA, Garage, Bar, Pool
Table, Whole House Fan
HanoverTownship- $169,900
MLS# 13-3495
4BR, 2BAOldWorldCharm
Victoria, Eat-InKitchen, Hardwood
West Pittston - $199,900
MLS# 13-2991
4 BR, 3 BA, 5000 Sq Ft,
18 Acres
Wapwallopen- $299,000
MLS# 13-2009
2 Story Townhouse, Finished
LL, Large Deck, Fresh Paint
Exeter - $114,900
MLS# 13-3242
3 BR, 2 BA, NewWindows, Carpet,
Furnace, Water Heater and More!
Nanticoke - $111,450
MLS# 13-3370
2 Story Townhouse, A/C, Eat-
In Kitchen, Deck, Garage
White Haven - $124,900
MLS# 13-1666
2 Unit Multi, Completely
Updated, Detached Garage, Yard
Duryea - $89,900
MLS# 13-2670
Side by Side, Separate
Utilities, Great Investment!
Avoca - $69,900
Large Eat-In Kitchen, New
Carpet, NewWindows
Kingston - $67,500
2 Unit Multi w/ NewKitchens ,
Baths, Windows, Roof & more!
Duryea - $89,900
MLS# 13-2673
2 Unit Multi, NewKitchens and Baths,
Updated Roof, Widows & Siding
Duryea - $89,900
MLS# 13-2672
Side by Side 2 Unit Multi,
OSP, Yard, Porch
Kingston - $89,900
MLS# 13-3205
2 Story 2 BR, 2 BA
Townhome, Deck, Garage
White Haven - $110,000
MLS# 13-3490
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3 BR, 4 BA Colonial on
2 Acres, Pool
Laural Run - $275,000
MLS# 13-3390
Fully Rented Multi,
Investors Dream!
Edwardsville - $260,000
MLS# 13-1634
Lakefront, Modern Eat In
Kitchen, Balcony
Drums - $420,000
MLS# 13-3708
4 BR, 3 BA, A/C, Inground Pool,
Decks, Fireplace & More!
Nanticoke - $243,000
MLS# 13-3276
5 BR, 6000 Sq ft, 1.69
Acres, 3 Car Garage
Lafin - $399,900
MLS# 13-3187
4 BR, 3 BA, Covered
Deck, Inground Pool, Bar
Wilkes-Barre - $199,750
MLS# 13-3563
Newly Remodeled, 3 BR,
1 BA on 3 Acres
Mountain Top - $120,900
MLS# 13-3780
3 BR, 1 BA, Eat-In Kitchen,
Hardwood, Carport
Exeter - $90,000
MLS# 13-3933
3 BR, 2 BA Ranch, LL Family
Room, Hardwood
Sugarloaf - $79,900
MLS# 13-3900
3 BR, 1 BA Brick Ranch,
NewHeating and A/C
HanoverTownship- $134,999
MLS# 13-3729
5 BR, 2 BA Cape, Modern
Kitchen, Fireplace
West Hazleton - $159,900
MLS# 13-2233
Brick 5 BR, 4 BA Home,
Modern Kitchen
Hazleton - $104,900
MLS# 13-2153
Remodeled 3 BR, 2 BA w/
CustomEat-In Kitchen & More!
West Pittston - $95,000
MLS# 13-3865
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LafLin for SaLe
20 Old Mill Road
Modern tri-level home including 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths,
kitchen, family room and freplace. Gas heat with central air.
Three car garage. Central vac system. Additional lot included
in sale behind home. Minutes from Interstate 81 and PA
Price: $374,900 (570) 237-0101
Smith Hourigan Group
Smarter. Bolder. Faster.
Mountaintop 570-474-6307
OPENHOUSE SUNDAY, SEPT. 29th 1:00-3:00
Call Dave Hourigan 570-474-6307 570-715-7750
Ice Ponds North - Pretty 5
acre wooded setting assures
privacy in this 9 year old two
story. Inviting front porch.
Inside nd two story spaces
with loads of sunlight. Large
kitchen with loads of cabinets.
1st oor master suite. Large
2nd oor loft. Vaulted
ceilings. Separate laundry
room and separate mud room.
Attached 3 car garage with
walk up oored attic. Two
HVAC systems. A must see!
Dir: South Main Rd. to Nuangola Rd. to R @ 2nd entrance to Ice Ponds North on Ice Lake Dr. Home on L.
1112 Memorial Hwy,
Shavertown Pa 18708
Ofce: 570-901-1020
Fax: 877-202-2103
Super Bargain, 2 unitS - 1St flr 3 Bdrm unit and 2nd flr unit haS1 Bdrm, BaSement for lotS
of Storage Space and work room area. nice yard and rear acceSS from alley could eaSily
Be uSed for off Street parking. call chariSSe meSSina 570-614-3328. mlS#13-4516.
comfortaBle 3 Bdrm home on a douBle lot, new furnace, hot water heater, roof and So
much more, you could not find a Better Buy in the city of wilkeS Barre.
call office 570-901-1020. mlS#13-1679
great inveStment opportunity, Zoned reSidential and commercial. 7 apartmentS fully occupied.
operational reStuarant with liquor licenSe included. large parking lot for reStuarant. cloSe to all
major local BuSineSSeS and Shopping. call ignacio Beato 570-497-9094. mlS#13-347
HAzLETOn $575,000
Trouble making mortgage payments?
Bank threatening to foreclose?
If you would like to avoid foreclosure, but your
home is currently worth less than the mortgage
amount, you should consider a short
sale as a viable option.
Speak to our Short Sale Specialists Now!
Call now!
live large and enjoy the elegance of a time paSt. 5 Bdrm, 3 Bath, grand entry and warm
welcoming fire place. lower level w/wet Bar, 3 SeaSon Sunroom, office area w/private
entry and waiting room. dont miSS out! call Sharon gallagher 570-332-2229. mlS#13-2808
2 family home Situated on a full lot. 3 BedroomS each Side, 2 car garage, Separate
gaS, electric andwater meterS. make an inveStment. call ignacio Beato 570-497-9094.
HAzLETOn $125,000
SCRAnTOn $60,000
large 3 unit Building fully occupied w/Separate utilitieS. an inveStment that makeS
SenSe with caSh flow and fully occupied from the firSt day of purchaSe - not too many
around. call Scott Zoepke 570-814-0875. mlS#13-3126
KInGSTOn $85,000
4 donny dr - newly priced! 4 Bdrm, 2 Bath, nice neighBorhood, level lot w/rear deck, eat-in kitchen, large fr, finiShed ll
w/Bar area, 1St flr laundry, formal dr, mStr Bdrmw/walk-in cloSet and 2 car garage. dir: main St, old forge, r on oak St,
r on church St, l on tanya dr, r on donny dr, houSe on r. chariSSe meSSina 570-614-3328 or colleen weiSSman 570-604-2335.
OLD FORGE $239,900
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Houses For Sale
Seller says make me a good
offer and youll be moving in
before the holidays! Motiv-
ated seller-relocating. This is
a great home in a nice neigh-
borhood, 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/ex-
terior painting, security sys-
tem, etc. OSP and large level
yard with mature trees and
flowering bushes. For more
details and to view the pho-
t o s o n l i n e , g o t o :
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MLS #13-2080
Mary Ellen and Walter
25 Taylor Lane
Country setting ranch on al-
most 1 acre. Four bedrooms,
2 baths, finished lower level,
1 mile from Highway 309.
MLS #13-3960
Call Tom
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.
Call Kevin Smith
127 Hemlock Street
Amazing, well maintained.
Hardwood throughout. Pocket
doors. Deep lot extends to
street in back. Newer roof and
siding. MLS# 12-3049.
Call Vieve Zaroda
Houses For Sale
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.
Debbie McGuire
Attractive two story on large
lot w/over sized driveway.Loc-
ated out of flood zone. Newer
windows, furnace and addi-
tion which includes insulated
sun room, full bath and laun-
dry room. Hardwood floors
throughout. Plenty of space
and storage. A great place to
call home!
MLS# 13-3409
Call Michelle Sweeney
378 Kossack Street
2 bedroom rancher with alu-
minum siding. Modern kit-
chen and bath. 11x17 master
bedroom. Central air condi-
t i oni ng. Ful l basement .
75x110 lot. Over sized car-
port. Never flooded in 1972!
Needs some sprucing up,
but a steal at $85,000!
Ask for Bob Kopec
Humford Realty, Inc.
378 Kossack Street.
2 bedroom rancher with alu-
minum siding. Modern kit-
chen and bath. 11x17 master
bedroom. Central air condi-
t i oni ng. Ful l basement .
75x110 lot. Oversized carport.
Never flooded in 1972!
Needs some sprucing up, but
a steal at $85,000!
Ask for Bob Kopec
Humford Realty, Inc.
ORA Home Warranty! Great
Starter Home. Conveniently
located. Interior completely re-
modeled in 2000 - new win-
dows, plumbing and electric
w/100 amp service.
MLS #13-3295
Call Darcy Gollhardt
Houses For Sale
Nice starter home on a quiet
street. First floor boasts spa-
cious layout, family room with
lots of windows, gas fireplace,
2 bedrooms and 1 bath.
Christine Pieczynski
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, el ectri c heat i n
MLS #13-3623
Carl Georinger
Delightful 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath
Cape Cod in charming neigh-
borhood i s yours for onl y
$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
2 story, 2 bedroom with fenced in
yard, all appliances included.
REDUCED TO $43,000. Call Ed
Appnel. 570-817-2500
Mt. Zion Road. Single family
two story - a place for kids!
Four bedrooms & bath up-
stairs. 1st floor has formal din-
ing room, living room, family
room & laundry room. Master
bedroom & bath added to the
1st floor. Good sized kitchen.
2,126 sq. ft. total on 1 acre.
Wyoming Area School Dis-
Call Ruth K. Smith
Houses For Sale
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, form-
al living room,& sitting & din-
i ng rooms wi t h hardwood
floors. eat in kitchen, master
bedroom with walk in closet &
screened porch. walk up attic,
o f f s t r e e t p a r k i n g i n
rear........this outstanding home
is in move in condition and is
priced right @ $149,900.
Call Pat today @
Smith Hourigan Group
218 Warren St.
Move in ready and wonder-
fully renovated. Hardwoods,
Granite, Stainless and char-
acter- this corner lot in West
Pittston has it all!
MLS# 13-3310
Carmen Winters
384 Tripp St.
3 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 story with
large kitchen, dining room and liv-
ing room. Private rear yard, nice
neighborhood gas heat.
MLS 13-2179
Call Charlie
178 West Woodhaven Drive
Relax on deck watching sun
rise over Woodheaven Lake -
- Home has 4 bedroom, 2 1/2
baths, living room with fire-
place, 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, Over-
size 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 ad-
justable basket, shared Dock,
and small helicopter pad
presently covered by double
swing facing lake. Appoint-
ment only.
Call Vieve Zaroda
Houses For Sale
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 en-
joyment. There is a newer fur-
nace and roof. This unit is tenant
occupied for you investors out
there. Come and check it out.
MLS# 13-2103
John Polifka
35 Hillard St
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 laun-
dry, move right in. Oil heat but
gas is available in house.
MLS #13-2823.
Call Colleen
This is a great investment op-
p o r t u n i t y . . . s e p a r a t e
utilities...very motivated seller.
MLS #13-1473
Call Maria Huggler
105 Plymouth Ave.
This lovely Bi-level home fea-
tures 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
RANTY. (directions: Old RIver
Road to Dagobert, at 2nd stop
sign turn R onto Plymouth Ave.
Home is on left in 2nd block)
MLS 13-2144
Keri Best 570-885-5082
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1,000 square feet, perfect for
bank/credit union or can used as
professional ofce space.
Space Available.
Call Mike
570-714-2431 Ext. 124
MSM Realty
Great Location at Kingston Corners.
179 S. Wyoming Ave., Kingston
For more information or to schedule an appointment contact: Christine Pieczynski at 696-6569
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Somerset Drive, Hanover Township
Maintenance Free
Living In
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28 Carverton Road, Shavertown, PA
Phone: 696.2600 ext. 207
Fax: 696.0677
Direct: 696.6569
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Luxury Town
Last Ranch Unit!
Features hardwood
throughout living space.
Cherry cabinets, granite &
stainless steel appliances.
#13-3056 $209,000
51 Sterling Avenue, Dallas PA 18612
(570) 675 9880
Open House Today 1:00-3:00PM
4 Bed, Single Family home
77 Yolanda Dr. Shavertown
Open House Sunday 1:00-3:00PM
APROX: 3300 sq f
HOUSE: with 2 car Garage
MENT APROX: 900sq f with:
build-ins, media room, many closets,
spare bedroom, full Bathroom with
huge shower, tile and hardwood
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For Rental Information call 570-287-1161
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The Woodbury
One story living at its fnest!
$309, 900
Hardwood Flooring in Foyer, Hallway,
Dining Room, Kitchen/Nook & Great Room
Granite Kitchen Countertops with Tile
Backsplash and Stainless Steel Appliances
Fantastic Cul-de-sac Location
2 Car Garage
Te Greens at Newberry
Come and see this 4,000 sq, f. condo. Vaulted ceiling in living room with bar and balclony.
MBR with his/her baths. Finished walkout lower level with family room. 2 bedrooms and 2
1/2 baths. View of golf course and two ponds. Dir: Route 309N. to lef at Pioneer Ave. to lef
into Newberry Estates. First lef and cross between two ponds to lef and lef again.
Call Jim Besecker $399,000
Besecker Realty INC.
Ofce: (570) 675-3611
For more information or to schedule an
appointment, contact:
Christine Pieczynski at 696-6569
DIR: South Main St., Hanover to right on
Bunker Drive.
Home and lot packages available!
Bring your house plan and choose your lot!
Construction by:
Premiere Home Builders, Inc.
Dave & John Pieczynski
28 Carverton Road, Shavertown, PA
Phone: 696.2600 ext. 207
Fax: 696.0677
Direct: 696.6569
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Only 10 4 Lots Left!!!
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Houses For Sale
Two story home with 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths & modern eat-
in kitchen. Double lot with
fenced in yard with flowers &
off street parking for 3-5 cars.
Gas heat. Near bus stops,
churches & schools. Small
12 X 16 house in rear with 2
picnic tables for entertaining.
319 N. Washington Street.
Large 3 story home with 3 bed-
rooms 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.
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
MLS# 13-1887
Christine Pieczynski
247 Lehigh Street
Cozy two story, move right in. Gas
Heat, central air, 3 bedroom, 1
MLS # 13-1510
Call Tom
Wyoming St.
6 rooms, off street parking,
fenced in yard.
Call 570-487-4377
Charming 1,000+ sq. ft. 2 bed-
room, 1/1/2 bath with separate
driveway on a quiet street .
Lower level was finished for
former business - has separ-
ate entrance, 1/2 bath & elec-
tric baseboard heat (not in-
cluded in total sq. ft).
MLS #13-1592 $49,000
Dana Distasio
Houses For Sale
400-402 Andover Street
Move in condition two family
home with 2 car garage, 4
parking pads, new roof, new
double pane windows.
MLS #13-3666.
Tom Salvaggio
Houses For Sale
Room for your business & 2
incomes from the apartments
upstairs. first floor commer-
cial space is updated beauti-
ful l y wi th 4-5 offi ces, ki t-
chenette & lower level confer-
ence room. Plenty of parking.
MLS #13-3565
Call Tracy Zarola
Houses For Sale
7 Paiges Dr.
Custom 3 bedroom town-
home with all the bells and
whistles. LR, Dr, kitchen with
all appliances, 2 1/2 baths,
OSP, garage and driveway.
MLS #13-3646.
Call Phil Semenza
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1 & 2 Bedroom Apts.
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1 & 2 BR
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Immediate efficiency occupancy
Located near shopping & transportation. Temple Apartments
offers efficiencies & one bedroom apartments for income quali-
fied 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 carpet-
ing-Ceramic tiled baths-On-site management-On-site mainten-
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Houses For Sale
617 Willowcrest Dr.
End unit. 2 bedroom townhome
with master bath on 2nd floor.
Needs a little TLC.
MLS 13-569
Call Tom
15 Pittston Ave.
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
MLS #13-3771.
Call Charlie
Land (Acreage)
2 ACRES with view $29,900
7 ACRES with view $79,900
Call 570-245-6288
63 acres with about 5,000
road front on 2 roads. Al l
wooded. $385,000. Cal l
Besecker Realty
Well located 58.84 acre parcel
with 36.62 acres zoned com-
mercial. Great views. Ideal for
recreational type business. Ad-
ditional land available.
Call Dave Hourigan
Earth Conservancy
Land For Sale
Price Reduction
61 +/- Acres Nuangola
46 +/- Acres Hanover Twp.
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
Call: 570-823-3445
Build your dream home on
this lot of almost 1 acre in a
small quiet development on
Bodle Road. $29,900.
Call John Piszak
Gilroy Real Estate
Lot#9 Pinewood Dr
Build your new home in a great
neighborhood. Convenient loc-
ation 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 Hickory-
wood Dr. MLS 13-23
Call Keri Best
Land (Acreage)
1 mile south of L.C.C.C. Estab-
lished development with under-
ground 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
Seneca Drive
Central water, Prime Loca-
tion. 100 Feet of Lake Front!
Great view!
MLS# 11-1269
Call Dale Williams
Five Mountains Realty
$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.
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
99 Chestnut Drive
Wooded level buildable lot in
Four Seasons resort. All amen-
ities are transferred with deed.
Amenities include, golf, eques-
trian, etc. Within walking dis-
tance of Choctow Lake. An
amazing quick sale price of
$11,500. MLS#13-1426.
Call Vieve Zaroda
Slope St.
Nice building lot with utilities
available. Ideal home site. Af-
fordable at $10,900
Lot For Sale
(Behind VA Hospital) Iroquois
Ave. 80-150 Cleared Lot,
Ready to Build. Asking
24,900. Assessed at $26,000
Raeder Ave.
Private 90 x 200 wooded lot.
Recent l y sur veyed. Di r :
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 addi-
tional info.
MLS 13-3194
Call Vieve Zaroda
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., prop-
erty on left (lots 8, 9 & 10).
Recently surveyed.
MLS# 13-3195
Call Vieve Zaroda
92'X120' Valley View Drive
Cleared lot on desirable street.
Sewer hookup. 2 minutes from
Cross Valley. $45,000.
Prime lots read for the right
builder. Apx 100x150 priced
to sell.
Call Phil Semenza
Apartments /Townhouses
2 or 3 bedroom. Heat & hot
water included.
Rent based on income.
Call 570-472-9118
3 rooms, wall to wall carpeting,
a p p l i a n c e s , c o i n - o p
washer/dryer, off street park-
ing, $420+ security. No pets.
Two 2 bedroom, 1 bath
apartments with all appli-
ances, $650 & $795/month +
security & utilities. Credit
check. 570- 696-5417
Apartment Homes
$500 Off
- Washer & Dryer
- Central Air
- Fitness Center
- Pet Friendly
- Easy Access to I-81
Newly Renovated
Sundeck Pool
Mon Fri. 9 5
44 Eagle Court
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706
(Off Route 309)
Call for a special app't
220 Lake St.
Housing for the elderly &
mobility impaired; all utilities
included. Federally subsid-
ized program. Extremely low
i ncome persons encour-
aged 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
3 bedroom, 3.5 baths in a quiet
country setting. Includes cent-
ral air & vacuum, 2 car garage,
refrigerator, range, dishwash-
er, water & trash & all exterior
maintenance. Amenities in-
clude golfing, swimming & ten-
nis. $1,475 month. + utilities.
Call Bernie 655-4815
2nd floor Municipal Road
$550. Mo. Electric heat, NO
Pets. 1 bedroom plus 1 smal-
ler bedroom, laundry, kitchen,
living and dining room.
2 story, 2 bedroom. Hardwood
floors, full basement, freshly
painted, stove & refrigerator in-
cluded. No yard, no pets, non
smoker preferred. Tenant pays
all utilities. $560/mo+ security.
2 bedroom double with re-
cently updated kitchen & bath.
Fenced in yard and off street
parking. $675/month.
Call Crystal Banfield
1st f l oor 1 bedroom $500
month plus utilities. Security &
lease. No pets. 570-779-1684
485 River St. 2 bedrooms, 2nd
floor, 1 bath, off street parking
$550 mo plus utilities. No pets.
Apartments /Townhouses
Spacious, luxurious, 2 bed-
rooms, 2 baths 2nd floor, off
st r eet par ki ng. Fr eshl y
painted, brand new, high en-
ergy efficient windows & stove.
Washer/dryer hook up & dish-
washer. $650/month + utilities,
1 year lease, security, refer-
ences & credit check. No pets,
non smoking. Not approved for
Section 8. Call Rudy at
All utilities included. Clean, 4
room, 2nd floor, hardwood
floors. Appliances. Covered
parking. Non smoking, cat
considered, starting at
$675/month. 570-714-2017
Newly renovated 2 bedroom,
large living room with hard-
wood floors, off street parking,
washer / dryer hookup. Sun
porch. No pets. $700/month +
security & references.
FORTY FORT 39 Tripp St
apartment with family room,
dining room, sunroom & rear
porch. Modern kitchen & bath
room. Includes stove, refriger-
ator, washer, dryer, indoor
storage, garage & off street
parking.$575/month + heat,
electric & water. No pets, No
smoki ng. 570-417-2275 or
570-954-1746. Available Oct.
1st. October is 1/2 price.
Very nice 2nd floor apt in good
neighborhood. 1 bedroom, liv-
ing room, kitchen & tile bath.
Hi gh cei l i ngs & hardwood
fl oors. 1 year l ease. $750
month + security & references.
Tenant pays electric & gas. No
smoking. No Pets.
1 bedroom, 2nd floor apt. Liv-
ing room, kitchen, full bath,
heat, hot water & garbage fee
included. Tenant pays electric.
$575/ month + security.
Call or text 201-304-3469
41 Depot Street
Low and Moderate Income Eld-
erly Rentals Include:
* Electric Range &
* Off Street Parking
* Community Room
* Coin Operated
* Elevator
* Video Surveilance
Applications Accepted
by Appointment
8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
TDD Only,
Voice Only,
Handicap Accessible
Equal Housing Opportunity
floor efficiency. 1 bedroom,
living room, kitchen, bath &
l aundry. New carpet & ti l e
f l oors. St ove, ref ri gerat or,
washer & dryer included. Non
smoki ng. No pet s. 1 year
lease. $550 month + security &
references. Tenant pays elec-
tric & gas. 570-313-9955
One bedr oom. Heat , wat er ,
garbage sewer & appliances in-
cluded. Off street parking. No pets,
non smoking, not Section 8 ap-
proved. References, security, 1st &
last. $550/month. 570-852-0252
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 & cook-
ing gas included. Tenant
pays electric & water. $695
plus security. No Pets.
1 & 2 bedroom, Lake Front
Apartments. Lake rights, off-
street parking. No Pets. Lease,
Security and References.
1 & 2 bedroom, Lake Front
Apartments. Lake rights, off-
street parking. No Pets. Lease,
Security and References.
Nice 2nd floor. 5 rooms. En-
closed knotty pine porch.
Ceiling fans, new windows,
kitchen, gas stove. Off street
par ki ng. Sec. , r ef . No
Pets/No Smoking. $425+
utilities. 570-655-1907
Apartments /Townhouses
1st fl oor. Located i n qui et
neighborhood. Kitchen, living
room, dining room, sun room,
bath, 3 bedrooms; 2 large & 1
small. Lots of closets, built-in
linen closet & hutch. Hard-
wood & carpeted floors. Fire-
place. Storage room. Yard.
Washer/dryer, stove/fri dge.
Heat & hot water included. 1
year lease + security. $950.
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.
2 BR, range, refrigerator, wall-
to-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
2nd floor, 1 bedroom. Newly
renovated. Heat & hot water in-
cluded. No pets. $550/month +
security. 570-690-0228
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
3 r d f l o o r . 1 b e d r o o m.
$600/month, everythi ng i n-
cl uded. NO smoki ng. Very
unique! 570-814-3859
Beautiful, newly remodeled
apt. in great neighborhood. 2
BR, 2 BA, l i vi ng & di ni ng
rooms, central heat & A/C, kit-
chen has all appliances, wash-
er/dryer, off street parking,
backyard & garage, pets al-
l owed wi t h ext ra securi t y.
$1,200 + utilities. Contact Eric
@ 570-332-8187.
Deluxe, quiet, airy
3 bedroom, 2nd floor, 1.5
baths & office. All appliances,
washer/dryer in unit. Wall-to-
wall, C/A, garage, attic,
no pets/no smoking, lease.
Nice, clean furnished room, starting at
$340. Efficiency at $450 month fur-
nished with all utilities included. Off
street parking. 570-718-0331
69 Price St.
Nice and cozy 3rd floor. 1
bedroom living room and kit-
chen. 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.
11 Holiday Drive
A Place To Call Home
Spacious 1, 2 & 3
Bedroom Apts.
Gas heat included
24 hr. on-site Gym
Community Room
Swimming Pool
Maintenance FREE
Controlled Access
and much more...
Call today for
move-in specials.
238 Rutter Ave
Newly Remodeled 2 bedroom.
Living & dining rooms. Many
closets. Off street parking. Gas
heat. All new appliances. Front
& back porches.Water & sew-
er included. $570 No pets.
West Union St.
In 2 family house, 1 unit - 4
bedroom for rent.
Apartments /Townhouses
1st floor studio $415/month.
No Pets, Electric heat, Kitchen
& bath. Laundry room in base-
ment. 570-332-3562
1st floor, 6 rooms, 2 bedrooms.
Freshly painted. Heat & hot
water furnished. Stove & refri-
gerator. Non smoki ng, no
pets. $640/month.
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.
Available Now!
2 bed and 3 bed
$550, $650, $675 and $850.
Call 570-901-1020
1 bedroom apartments for elderly,
disabled. Rents based on 30% of
ADJ gross income.
Handicap Accessible.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
or 570-474-5010
This institution is an equal
opportunity provider & employer.
2ND FLOOR UNIT! 1 bed-
room apartments for elderly,
disabled. Rents based on 30%
of ADJ gross income. Handi-
cap Accessible. Equal Hous-
ing Opportunity. TTY711 or
570-474-5010 This institution
is an equal opportunity pro-
vider & employer.
2 males looking for 3rd room-
mat e t o share 3 bedroom
apartment. $85/week. Call
Beauti ful l arge 2 bedroom
apartment. New kitchen, all
appliances including washer &
dryer, new bathroom, new car-
pets, just painted. Off street
parking. $650/month + utilities,
1 month security.
Call 570-881-0320
2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments.
Refrigerator, stove,
dishwasher &washer/dryer
Attached garage.
Pet friendly.
Water, sewer &
trash included.
59 Agostina Drive
Modern, 1 bedroom, wall to
wall carpeting. Refrigerator,
range, washer/dryer hook-up.
Full tile bath and shower. Sew-
er, water and garbage, off-
street parking, all included.
$450. No Pets. 570-735-3479
Nice 2 bedroom Eat-in kitchen,
living room, full bath, stove
/fridge, washer/dryer, $500. +
utilities. No Pets. 570-760-
3637 or 570-477-3839
1st floor, large 1 bedroom
apartment. Newly renovated,
off street parking, washer/
dryer hook up. $700 heat, wa-
ter and sewer included. ALSO
1 Bedroom $750/mo all
utilities included.
Apartments /Townhouses
Large 2 BR, 2nd floor apart-
ment. Newly painted with new
window blinds, eat in kitchen,
built in hutch. Includeds refri-
gerator, range, washer/dryer
hook up & sewage. $500 + se-
Call Bernie Madrack
Rothstein Realtors
2 bedroom, newly renovated,
$575. Tenant pays all utilities.
A large yard, deck and
off-street parking.
3 bdrm., 2nd floor, Eat in kit-
chen. Washer/dryer hook up.
Storage area. Small yard &
rear deck. $850/month + se-
curity. Heat & sewer included.
Call 570-650-7265
Immaculate 1 bedroom, large
kitchen, enclosed patio, wash-
er/dryer hookup. Brand new
carpeting. Off street parking.
Yar d. $500/ mo wat er &
garbage included. 1 block to
park. 570-362-0581
Clean ground level 1 bedroom.
Stove, fridge, sewer & water
included. Freshly painted, new
rugs, security & references. No
smoking. No pets. $465/mo.
Modern 2 bedroom, 1 bath,
2nd floor apartment. Kitchen
with appliances. New carpet.
Conveni ent l y l ocat ed. No
smoki ng - no pet s.
Call Rae
Newly remodeled, 2 bedroom.
Water included. $600.
Excellent apt. One bed-
room, 1 bath. Included sew-
er, water, off street parking,
kitchen appliances. Close
to WVW H.S. We are look-
ing for clean tenants to rent
clean living space.
Cozy 3 bedroom on 2 floors.
$650/mo. 570-760-0511
Back Mountain
36 Roushey St
2nd floor, 2 bedroom, recently
remodeled, all appliances, off
street parking, ample storage.
$595 + security & utilities.
2 bedroom, 1 bath. Country
Setting. No Pets. $500.
1st month, last month, security
required. 570-256-7991
2nd floor contains 1,215 sq. ft.
of very spacious & sprawling
living space. 6 rooms. Numer-
ous closets. Bathroom is a
generous 10' x 11'. Gas heat,
water, sewer bill & cooking gas
- all included. Has washer/dry-
er hook ups. Only 2 miles to
Wilkes-Barre & close to I-81 &
Wyoming Valley Mall. Lease,
credit & background checked.
$685 monthly. 570-650-3803
Beautiful 2 bedroom apt down-
town Wilkes-Barre in historic
brown st one across f rom
Wilkes University in historic
district. Walk to all downtown
Rest aur ant s, Bar s, Move
Theaters, etc. 12 ' ceilings,
hardwood floors, large rooms,
lots of closet space, new kit-
chen, washer/dryer i n apt.
Parking for 2 cars, 1 in covered
garage & 1 in open lot behind.
Heat & water included. Must
See! $1,100 per month FIRM.
PAGE 12E Sunday, September 29, 2013 TIMES LEADER
339 Highway 315 Pittston
Administrative and Website Assistant
New and used car dealership is now looking for an
Administrative and Website Assistant.
Job duties include, but not limited to:
-Appointment setting/keeping
-All paperwork, agreements and set-up of rental cars
-Assisting with website design and development
-Computer Skills with web design capabilities
-Great attitude, highly motivated and determined
-Professional Appearance and work ethic
-Excellent Working Conditions
-Excellent health benefits, medical, dental, 401K
-Hourly Wages based on qualifications
Apply in person or email resume
339 Highway 315 Pittston
New and used car dealership is now looking for an
experienced Auto body Technician for a growing dealership.
The technician should be able to perform all aspects of
damaged vehicles to pre accident condition.
- Must have minimum of 5 years experience in the industry
- Must have current drivers license
- Must have own tools
- Excellent working conditions
- Salary based on experience
- Must be dependable
- Full time position 40 plus hours per week
- Excellent benefits, medical, dental, 401K
- Immediate openings available
Apply in person or email resume
CALL CONCERN 800-654-6180
Progressive Converting, the premier converting and logistics
partner for the North American paper and printing industries
is seeking highly motivated individuals for
the following job openings.
Machine Operator
Runs the paper sheeting machine and provides basic
adjustments to product as needed. Responsible for the
quality of the product and does quality inspection checks.
Follows all safety procedures and maintains the machine to
include general maintenance, cleaning, and trouble-shooting.
Candidates must be open to working any shift. A minimum of
three years operator experience is preferred.
Pro-Con offers a generous benefits package and pay rate is
commensurate with experience.
Progressive Converting is an
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Please send resume to:
Human Resources Dept.
Progressive Converting
109 Maplewood Dr.
Hazle-Township, PA 18202
Or e-mail to:
Discover an exceptional opportunity to deliver
quality healthcare to Americas Veterans
Caring for our nations Veterans is among the most noble of callings. How would you like to
become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? At Wilkes-Barre VA
Medical Center, you will use your skills and experience in a personally and professionally
rewarding career serving Veterans. As more Veterans return from the Iraq and Afghanistan
Wars, the need increases for talented mental health professionals. Wilkes-Barre VA Medical
Center is now hiring a Chief for our Psychiatry Service.
Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time Chief of Psychiatry to oversee inpatient
and outpatient mental health care provided to Veterans. This physician will serve as the
Chief of Psychiatry service and will report to the Chief of Staff. The individual will participate in
patient care, teaching, research and administrative activities. The Chief Psychiatry will work
closely and collaboratively with the Chief of Psychology and Chief of Social Work, executive
leadership, nursing service, and other clinical services, to provide high quality,
efficient, and effective Psychiatry and Mental Health care. The position includes participation
on various hospital committees, task groups, and special project teams. The selected
candidate must be a board certified (preferred) or board eligible Psychiatrist with qualification
to provide leadership as Chief of Psychiatry
Apply today!
Interdisciplinary care team model of practice
Practice based on patient care needs, not insurance regulations
Diverse professional opportunities: clinical, leadership, education, research
and policy development
Competitive salary
26 days annual paid vacation
13 sick days and 10 holidays
One license/50 states
Generous health and retirement benefits
Exceptional education support opportunities (subject to funding availability)
Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is one of 152 VA medical centers nationwide. The VA health
care system is the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the
nation. Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is located near the scenic Pocono Mountains of north-
eastern Pennsylvania and is within a two-hour drive of New York City or Philadelphia.
Interested applicants must submit the following information: Application for Physicians, Dentists,
Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors - VAF 10-2850; Declaration for Federal
Employment - OF-306; Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
For additional information please call (570) 824-3521, EXTENSION 7209.
Please mail your complete application package to:
Medical Center (05)
1111 East End Boulevard
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
Discover an exceptional opportunity to deliver
quality healthcare to Americas Veterans
Chief, Pharmacist
The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is currently seeking a
qualified full-time Licensed Pharmacist to serve as the Chief, Pharmacy
Service. Previous experience in Hospital Management, managing a Clinical
Outpatient Program and Residency Program Preferred.
The VA Medical Center of Wilkes-Barre is a Level II complexity level facility
that is affiliated with the Commonwealth Medical College (clinical faculty
appointment available); a state of the art Cardiac Lab/ Interventional Suite
equipped with the latest technology; and state of the art Intensive Care
Unit with ARK/CIS.
We have 24/7 Hospitalist staff; excellent and highly skilled Nursing staff;
and Board Certified Interventional Radiologist on staff.
In addition to an attractive salary, we offer paid, vacation/sick leave, health
and life insurance coverage and an attractive retirement package
including a tax deferred savings plan.
Interested applicants must apply to USA Jobs at the following website:
using Vacancy Announcement 693-13-CP-964647.
Applications will be accepted through October 17, 2013.
Medical Center (05)
1111 East End Boulevard
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
For additional information please call (570) 824-3521, EXTENSION 7209.
The Times Leader and Civitas Media is hiring for The Times Leader group of products. Were
looking for engaged, dynamic, savvy sales leaders to mentor and grow a team. If youre that
person, the details of the job are below.
The Times Leader Group is currently expanding our Advertising Department and looking for a
full-time Sales Manager to lead our new initiatives. This position is responsible for building and
leading a high-performance sales team; dedicated to providing comprehensive media solutions
for small, medium and large advertisers.
We offer: Competitive Salary, Healthcare, Dental and Vision Coverage. Flexible Spending
Account, 401k. Paid Vacation, Personal, and Sick Leave. Pre-employment drug testing required.
Desired Skills and Experience:
Primary Responsibilities: Ensures that the business unit consistently meets and/or exceeds
revenue goals. Always aware of performance to goal; measures sales executive performance by
revenue to goal, monthly, quarterly and annually. Ensures that high levels of performance are
always top of mind. Provides appropriate mix of direction and strategy. Collaborates with the
staff on strategy, innovation, etc., to ensure that new ideas are developed and presented to cli-
ents. Coach sales staff to successfully execute the Sales process. Routinely sets up opportunit-
ies to assess sales staff to maximize performance (e.g., roll playing, participation in client meet-
ings). Clearly articulates the company mission and garners commitment among the team for the
organization's values, vision, strategy and goals.
5+ years sales experience including experience selling multimedia advertising
1-2 years management or sales team leading experience preferably in the media industry.
Intense understanding of digital media platforms. Knowledge of web development and mobile
advertising, SEO, SEM, email marketing and social media advertising.
Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, and the ability to promote and sell concepts
to customers.
Must be able to work through objections/concerns regarding costs, budgets and selling
Proficient with computers, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. Internet. (Windows environment
and solid use of online for digital products and ads)
Must maintain a valid Drivers License.
Send confidential resume and salary history to
Walt Lafferty, general manager, at
The Times Leader
15 N. Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
Attn: Walt Lafferty
Administrative / Professional
Part-Time receptionist/
optical position at private
optometrist's office in Clarks
Summit. Saturday 9am-2pm
required. Typing/computer/
internet/electronic medical
records/billing/customer ser-
vice. Optical experience not
required. Serious inquiries
only. Email resume:
Immediate openings for these
positions. Excellent wage &
benefit package.
Apply to:
Rudy Podest
Coccia Ford Lincoln
577 East Main Street
Wilkes-Barre,PA 18702
All applications are
Building / Construction / Skilled
Apply at:
First General Services
31 Ruddle St, Wilkes-Barre
Utility Foreman & Laborers
Underground Water & Sewer
Projects Apply at:
Pioneer Construction
116 W 11th Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
or email resume to:
Child/Elderly Care
Full & Part time positions avail-
able. Please call 570-735-9290
Customer Support / Client Care
needed for busy Wilkes-Barre
office. Must have full under-
standing of computers & inter-
net. Experience preferred, but
will train right candidate.
Fax resume to 570-517-5003
Dental Assistant
Part time, experienced.
Email resume to:
172 Susquehanna Blvd.
West Hazleton, 18202
Full Time and Part time
positions ; Call Center
Experience, typing skills and
working knowledge of
Microsoft Office a must.
Pet knowledge preferred.
May include Sat & Evenings
hours. TABcom, LLC is tak-
ing applications (on-site) from
Friday, September 27 to
Monday, October 7
626 Cando
Expressway Suite 3
Hazle Twp, PA, 18202
Leasing Agent
Large luxury apartment
community in Wilkes-Barre is
seeking an energetic and
customer service oriented
individual for our part time
position. You must be
friendly, outgoing, computer
savvy and detail oriented.
Experienced preferred
but not required. Please
email resume to
com or stop by to fill out
an application at 680
Wildflower Drive
Wilkes-Barre 18702
Drivers & Delivery
We are seeking school bus
drivers to transport children to
and from school each day on
established routes. Additional
extracurricular runs (sports and
field trips) and charter work
may also be available.
Typical runs are morning and
afternoon and average
20-30 hours per week.
Competitive hourly wages.
Group medical, dental and
vision plans are
available for our drivers.
This is a great job for stay at
home Parents, Retirees and
College Students looking for
extra income. Experienced bus
drivers that have a CDL with P
and S endorsements are
preferred, but we will also
provide free training for good
drivers without school
bus experience.
Candidates will need have a
clean driving record, and be
able to pass a DOT physical,
pre-employment drug test and
criminal background check.
Please call (570)823-8611.
DRIVERS New Higher pay!
Local Hazleton Runs
CDL-A 1 Yr Exp. Required
Estenson Logistics
Drivers & Delivery
Hiring Event!
Class A- CDL Drivers
Saturday, September 28th
Hilton Hotel
100 Adams Ave,Scranton, PA
Attendees will learn about:
New Dedicated Run
Great Pay
Daily home time
Sign on Bonus
This event is exclusively for
Class A CDL truck drivers or
someone interested in a truck
driving career.
Cant make the event, call
866-680-0287 for more
Drivers: Local Hazleton Runs!
New Higher Pay!
CDL-A, 1yr Exp. Req.
Estenson Logistics.
Wilkes-Barre, Dallas and
Mountain Top Locations.
CALL 570.905.3322
Ask for Lake Gemzik
or emai