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Pasonick to plead guilty to bribery charge


THE KILLING OF OSAMA BIN LADEN

Feds say engineer paid bribe


of more than $1,000 to school
board member in 2007.
bribe to a local school board
member.
Pasonick, 69, of Wilkes-Barre,
U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The complaint says the bribe
was paid between January and No gloating:
Death photos
has agreed to plead guilty to pay- June of 2007 but does not identify
ing more than $1,000 to the the school district or provide any
school board member, who is not further details.
By TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER identified. The payment was Times Leader archives indicate
tmorgan@timesleader.com Pasonick made in exchange for supporting Pasonick’s firm, Pasonick & Asso-
SCRANTON – After a nearly the naming of Pasonick’s firm as ciates, was involved in a $6 mil-
one-year lull in activity, federal County corruption probe, tag- the engineer for a new school lion renovation and repair project

will be sealed
prosecutors on Wednesday filed ging prominent area engineer that was being planned, accord-
new charges in the Luzerne Michael J. Pasonick with paying a ing to a complaint filed by the See PASONICK, Page 4A

TIME FOR A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER

President won’t release said.


Several
pictures of dead bin Laden.
weapons were
“Not who we are,” he says. found in the
room where
the terror
By KIMBERLY DOZIER chief died, in-
and ERICA WERNER Bin Laden cluding AK-47
Associated Press assault rifles
WASHINGTON — President and side arms, the officials said.
Barack Obama ordered grisly They spoke on condition of ano-
photographs of Osama bin La- nymity as they offered the most
den in death sealed from public recent in a series of increasingly
view on Wednesday, declaring, detailed and sometimes-shift-
ing accounts of bin Laden’s final
“We don’t need to spike the foot-
minutes after a decade on the
ball” in triumph after this week’s
daring middle-of-the-night raid.run.
The terrorist leader was Obama said releasing the pho-
killed by American commandos tographs taken by the Navy
who burst into his room and SEAL raiders was “not who we
feared he was reaching for a
nearby weapon, U.S. officials See OSAMA, Page 12A

CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER

M ay started out looking much like April with showers and storms, and people, like one of the walkers in Kirby Park on
Wednesday, deploying their umbrellas. Today might be the day to leave the umbrella at home, however. The National
Weather Service at Binghamton, N.Y., forecast a partly sunny day with highs around 60 degrees. Friday is supposed to be
partly sunny as well, but only in the morning. It’s expected to cloud up later with a 30 percent chance of showers.

Barletta targets ‘sanctuary’ cities


Congressman’s bill presses illegal immigration issue AP PHOTO

By JONATHAN RISKIND national attention, Republi- gration laws. makers will join. A police officer stands guard Wednesday near the World Trade
First Times Leader can U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta The former Hazleton Barletta said at a Capitol Center site in New York.
reported at Washington Bureau said on Wednesday he will mayor and freshman mem- Hill news conference that
11:39 WASHINGTON – Focus- introduce a bill seeking to ber of Congress also said he his bill, which he expects to
a.m.
timesleader.com
ing his first solo legislative
effort on an issue that
strip all federal funding
from “sanctuary” cities that
is forming an “Immigration
Reform Caucus” that he
formally introduce within a
few weeks, will be designed Inside ‘Geronimo’s’ compound
gained him and Hazleton fail to enforce federal immi- hopes other freshmen law-
See BARLETTA, Page 7A with men of SEAL Team Six
By CALVIN WOODWARD man Jay Carney and President
Associated Press Obama’s counterterrorism ad-
WASHINGTON — So much viser, John Brennan.
could have gone wrong for The only other direct witness-
SEAL Team Six in its mission to es are the compound’s occu-
confront Osama Bin Laden. pants, now in Pakistani custody.
The vital things went right. Information gaps exist in the
The administration now has a official account. Among them:
reconstruction that is probably how many armed defenders the
more accurate than its initial raiders encountered, who shot
telling. But there remains no at whom, why none of the com-
competing account. pound’s survivors was taken
The reconstruction about the away by the Americans, how
raid to get “Geronimo” comes many commandos stormed bin
largely from CIA director Leon
Panetta, White House spokes- See LAIR, Page 12A

WEATHER INSIDE

Schools get $11.8M in gambling money


Aidan Martin A NEWS: Local 3A
Partly sunny, breezy. Nation & World 5A
High 59. Low 37. Obituaries 2A, 8A
Details, Page 10B Editorials 11A
Districts will split gaming Act 1, passed in 2006, requires The money comes via a B SPORTS: Scoreboard 2B
Business 8B
the state to annually publicize how
proceeds, with Hazleton Area “homestead exemption,” Stocks 9B
much gambling money each dis-
residents seeing biggest gain. trict will receive, and estimate how meaning those who qual- C LIFE: Birthdays 4C
much each eligible home or farm TV/Movies 6C
owner will save in the coming ify are taxed the full Crossword 7C
By MARK GUYDISH school year. amount but are exempt Funnies 8C
mguydish@timesleader.com The money comes via a “home-
Nearly $11.8 million from legal- stead exemption,” meaning those
from paying part of it. DLASSIFIED

ized gambling will help reduce who qualify are taxed the full
property taxes for Luzerne County amount but are exempt from pay-
homeowners in the coming school ing part of it. saved property owners in Luzerne
year, with the estimated tax break Property owners have been get- County’s 11 school districts $47.1
ranging from $52 for Dallas School ting a tax break through Act1since million since the start of the pro-
District residents to $211 for a Ha- the 2008-09 school year. With the gram, state data shows. 6 09815 10011
zleton Area School District home- $11.8 million in breaks coming this
owner. fall, Act 1 will have collectively See GAMBLING, Page 4A
K

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Area tattoo, bodypiercing entrepreneur dies DETAILS


LOTTERY
Frank “Franko” Kossa was Monday due to founder of the Inkin’ the Valley who worked closely with Kossa calledthestartoftheirprofession- MIDDAY DRAWING
health compli- Tattoo Convention and founder of his whole professional career. al and personal relationship near-
also co-founder of Inkin’ the DAILY NUMBER 7-6-7
cations. He was its SideShow Gathering. “I’ve been with him for about 13 ly two decades ago.
Valley Tattoo Convention. 45. “While he did co-own Marc’s years. He was the business end of “Frank and I go back a long way, BIG FOUR 9-4-8-8
After grad- Tattooing(inLuzerneCounty)he the shop -- the brains behind the back to the beginning of the Inkin’ QUINTO 7-9-1-1-6
uating from wasn’t a tattoo artist. He was a operation -- and he constantly had the Valley Tattoo Convention. It TREASURE HUNT
By JOHN KRISPIN Bishop Hoban business man,” said Mat Dapkins ideas. He always looked towards was his brainchild and he brought 05-07-15-19-24
jkrispin@timesleader.com Kossa High School of Ashley, who worked as an ap- getting people into the family.” me in on it,” said the now-retired
The regional tattoo, body pierc- and Luzerne prentice under Franko and Marc And by family, Gulbin means North Carolina resident. “We
NIGHTLY DRAWING
ing and gaming community said County Community College, Fairchild, the name behind the the multiple tattoo shops in Lu- thought of more stuff to do with DAILY NUMBER 0-9-0
goodbye to one of its business pio- Franko became involved in trad- business, at their Hazleton loca- zerne and Lackawanna counties. that, and helped each other out BIG FOUR 9-0-0-0
neers this week. ing card and role playing games. tion. “He’s a very business-savvy “Franko held us all to a higher over the years. Everything came QUINTO 3-1-1-7-3
Frank “Franko” Kossa, of Sugar- He opened his first business, person. I learned to always try to standard, and he was adamant together pretty well. CASH FIVE
loaf Township, who just recently The Game Studio, in Wilkes- smile and to be a good person about that, about making sure we “He will be sorely missed, that’s 17-27-28-34-36
became sole owner of Marc’s Tat- Barre, and after years of running from what he taught.” were the best of the best. He total- for sure.”
tooing and Body Piercing shops the business, his other love, side- And though he was business ly was a kid at heart and definitely Frank Kossa’s funeral will be at POWERBALL
in Luzerne County, passed away show acts, led him to become co- oriented, he always brought a cared very deeply for everyone 4 p.m. Saturday from the Harold 3-15-27-29-41
sense of togetherness with around him. If you were within his C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., POWER BALL 24
whomever he worked with. circle, he would do anything for Shavertown. POWER PLAY 4
Joseph A. Rutski “He looked at us as a huge fam-
ily,” said Steve Gulbin of Drums,
you.”
His old partner, Fairchild, re-
Kossa’s obituary can be found
on Page 8A HARRISBURG — Thursday’s
May 3, 2011 “Pennsylvania Cash 5” jack-
pot will be worth at least
Joseph A.
Rutski, 49, of
He also had a love for animals, es-
pecially his dog, Bailey. Essays on life’s lessons learned are honored $225,000 because no player
matched the five winning
West Wyom- In addition to his mother, Berna-
ing, passed dine Foy, Joseph is survived by sister,
numbers drawn in Wednes-
away Tuesday, Kelly Erzar, and her husband, Joseph, day’s game. Lottery officials
May 3, 2011, at West Wyoming; brother, Anthony said 38 players matched
home. Born Foy, and his wife, Danielle, Sickler- four numbers and won
December 8, ville, N.J.; sister, Jennifer Olson, and $409.50 each; 1,964 players
1961, in King- her husband, William, Parsons; neph-
matched three numbers and
ston, he was a son of Bernadine Ce- ews, Joseph and Blaise Erzar, and
gelka Foy, of West Wyoming, and Ethan and Lucas Foy; and a niece, won $13 each; and 25,426
the late Joseph Rutski and Robert Gabby Olson. players matched two num-
Foy. Funeral service will be held at 10 bers and won $1 each.
Joseph was a welder and electri- a.m. Friday at the Bednarski Funeral
cian by trade. He was an avid darts Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming,
man and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. with the Rev. Leo McKernan officiat-
He enjoyed spending time out- ing. Interment will be held in Mount
doors, especially camping and fish- Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends
ing. may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

OBITUARIES
Stasia S. Oko Bialaus, Bernadine
May 3, 2011 Carlo, Arlene
Chiampi, Patricia
S tasia S. Oko, 102, of Wilkes-
Barre, passed away peacefully
Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in the Golden
Surviving are a daughter, Flo-
rence R. Rybotski, Wharton, N.J.; 18
Goryeb, Emil
Kohan, Peter Jr.
grandchildren and 25 great-grand-
Living Center, Plains Township. children. Kossa, Frank
Born on July18,1908, in the Hudson Stasia’s funeral will be conduct-
section of Plains Township, she was ed at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the Kozlowski, Eugene Jr.
a daughter of the late Jan and Mary Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Landmesser, Wendy
Ann Lachut and step-daughter of Stark St., Plains Township, with a
Vincent Krzyzanowski. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Levandoski,
She was educated in Plains Town- in St. Benedict Church, Austin Ave- S. JOHN WILKIN/THE TIMES LEADER Elizabeth

S
ship schools and had worked as a nue, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will usan Wielgopolski, a Luzerne County Community College student, reads her award- Moshier, Mary Lou
sewing machine operator in the lo- follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ha-
cal garment industry, retiring from nover Township. Friends may call
winning essay in the college division during the awards dinner for The Generation to Oko, Stasia
Leslie Fay. Stasia was a member of from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral Generation, Times Leader and Family Service Association of Wyoming Valley essay Porr, Thomas Jr.
the former St. Dominic Church, home. contest on Wednesday evening at The First Presbyterian Church in Wilkes-Barre. The
Wilkes-Barre, its Altar and Rosary The family would like to express Rutski, Joseph
Society, the Card Club and the their sincere appreciation to the theme was “What I Most Learned From My Parents or Grandparents.” Awards for the 500-
American War Mothers Organiza- staff of the Golden Living Center for
Shelley, Douglas
word essays were given to winners at the elementary, middle school, high school, college
tion. their compassionate care, and to the Sheloski, Betty
She was preceded in death by friends and neighbors in the Par- and adult levels. The awards were $250 for first, $150 for second and $100 for third in the
sons, Wallace, Albert Leonard, Stan- sons section, where Stasia resided, elementary, middle and high school division; $500, $ 250 and $150 in the college. Dona-
Valesha, Anthony
ley George, and Thomas; a daugh- for their many years of kindness.
tions were made to the libraries of each school represented. A panel from Family Services,
Williams, Irene
ter, Joan Flynn; granddaughter Sha- Condolences or directions may
ron Oko; and great-grandson Wil- be accessed at www.yanaitisfuneral- Generation to Generation and The Times Leader judged the entries. Page 2A, 8A
liam Zingaretti Jr. home.com.

Bernadine Bialaus POLICE BLOTTER from an unidentified location


had a street value of approxi-
cording to charges filed. Tigue
told police, according to the WHO TO CONTACT
mately $4,000, police said. criminal complaint, he stole the
April 30, 2011 items to support a heroin addic- Missed Paper ........................829-5000
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B ernadine Bialaus, 88, of East
Union Street, Nanticoke, passed
gene and Thomas Butchko; and sis-
ters, Veronica Kovalik and Eleanore
said they arrested two people
and seized steroids, money, a
employee at the FedEx distribu-
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away Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Boyer. motorcycle and heroin stamped day for allegedly stealing nearly man was arraigned Wednesday
Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilita- Surviving are nieces and neph- Vice President/Executive Editor
tion Center, Nanticoke. with the brand “Super Nitro,” in $15,000 worth of iPads and cell in Wilkes-Barre Central Court on Joe Butkiewicz ...............................970-7249
ews; and great-nieces and nephews. two raids. phones to support a heroin addic- charges he stabbed his girlfriend
Born July 11, 1922, in Nanticoke, Funeral services will be held at Asst. Managing Editor
she was a daughter of the late John Taken in custody for alleged tion, according to charges filed. with scissors. Anne Woelfel...................................970-7232
10 a.m. Saturday from the Stanley S.
and Gizella Fisher Butchko. She was heroin trafficking were Chris- Brian Matthew Tigue, age Drew Rough Gommer, 48, of Editorial Page Editor
Stegura Funeral Home Inc., 614 S.
a graduate of Nanticoke High
Hanover St., Nanticoke, with a
topher Mason, 38, and Nicole unknown, of Leonard Street, Summit Street, was charged with Mark Jones .....................................970-7305
School, class of 1940, and was then Marie Milunic, 23, both of Ry- Hughestown, was arraigned by two counts of simple assault, and
employed as a secretary in several Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 Features Editor
a.m. in the secondary site of St. man Street, police said. District Judge Diana Malast on one count each of aggravated Sandra Snyder................................970-7383
local offices. Mason was committed to the 29 counts of theft and a single assault, reckless endangerment
Mrs. Bialaus had been a faithful Faustina’s Parish, formerly St. Mary Director, Interactive and New Media

member of St. Joseph’s Slovak Ca- of Czestochowa Church, Hanover county prison for lack of $35,000 count of possession of a con- and harassment. He was jailed at Nick DeLorenzo ..............................970-7152

tholic Church. Street, Nanticoke. Interment will be bail and Milunic was held on trolled substance. He was re- the Luzerne County Correction- Photo Editor
$10,000 bail. leased on $10,000 unsecured al Facility for lack of $50,000 bail. Clark Van Orden ..............................970-7175
She was preceded in death by her in St. Joseph’s Slovak Cemetery,
husband of 48 years, John J. Bialaus, Nanticoke. Friends may call from 5 Police said they seized $719 in bail. According to the criminal Community News .........................970-7245
on January 12, 1995; brothers, Eu- to 7 p.m. Friday. cash, five cell phones, a Harley- Township police allege Tigue complaint: E-MAIL
Davidson motorcycle and Chev- stole nine iPads valued at $4,500 Police said Mary June Frey News tips: tlnews@timesleader.com
rolet Suburban SUV from the and 20 cell phones valued at told them Gommer stabbed her Community News: people@timesleader.com
Ryman Street residence. $15,000 at the FedEx distribution in the abdomen and punched her
Peter Kohan Jr. The 198 bags of heroin seized center in March and April, ac- in the arm and head.
May 4, 2011
BUILDING
P eter Kohan Jr., 88, of Chestnut
Street in the Georgetown sec-
phews.
Funeral services with Pana- SENIORS PUT ON A SHOW TRUST
tion of Wilkes-Barre Township, chida will be conducted at
passed into Eternal Life peacefully 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the John V. The Times Leader strives to
early Wednesday morning, May 4, Morris - Charles J. Leagus Funeral correct errors, clarify stories
2011, in the Little Flower Manor, Home, 281 E. Northampton St., and update them promptly.
Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes-Barre Heights, followed by
Born July 11, 1922, in Wilkes- Corrections will appear in this
the Office of Christian Burial with
Barre Township, he was a son of the Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in Saint spot. If you have information
late Peter and Mary (Grohol) Ko- John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic to help us correct an inaccu-
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joined the military and served with cantor. Interment with Rites of
the U.S. Army during the Second Committal will be in Saint Mary’s
World War in the European Theater. Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Lake
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LOCAL
U N I O N PAC T Reps say key to accord was removing clause that would let CHS change contract terms without collective bargaining I N B R I E F

General nurses happy with deal


WILKES-BARRE

Lawyer to speak at Wilkes


Attorney Robert Listenbee, an ad-
vocate for the rights and interests of
children in the juvenile justice sys-
tem, will deliver the spring 2011 com-
mencement address at Wilkes Uni-
By MATT HUGHES a new collective-bargaining agreement N U R S E S AT F O R M E R M E R C Y G E T I N T E R I M C O N T R A C T
mhughes@timesleader.com versity.
through April 30, 2013.
The same night nurses at Wilkes-Barre percent majority. The university’s 64th annual spring
WILKES-BARRE – Though it took The union reached the deal with the
General Hospital approved a new collec- According to SEIU, the agreement keeps commencement ceremony will be
two years to negotiate, unionized nurs- hospital Saturday night, hours before tive-bargaining agreement with hospital intact most of the workers’ existing con- held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at
es at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital nurses were set to walk out in a planned operator Community Health Systems Inc., tract while adopting new health care Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
said they had to give up very little and 24-hour strike. caregivers at the former Mercy Hospital coverage and retirement plans. A longer-
of Scranton, recently purchased by the Listenbee, of Glen-
made significant gains in their new con- Union representatives said their term agreement between the two parties
same company, approved their own side, also will receive
tract with hospital operator Communi- greatest victory in negotiations was the will be negotiated this summer.
agreement with CHS. an honorary degree,
ty Health Systems Inc. removal of a clause that would have al- Members of the Service Employees In- Franklin, Tenn.-based CHS on Monday
the doctor of laws,
“What we achieved in the contract re- lowed CHS to change the terms of con- ternational Union, which represents more finalized its $150 million purchase of the
honoris causa. He
ally keeps Wilkes-Barre General nurses tract without collective bargaining. than 1,000 employees at the Regional assets of the former Mercy Health Part-
ners system, which includes hospitals will be honored for
at some of the highest standards for “If you do that, you don’t have a con- Hospital of Scranton, formerly Mercy
Hospital, on Tuesday ratified an interim and clinics in Scranton, Nanticoke and his distinguished
nurses in the region,” said Terry Mar- tract, because it can change at any
contract lasting through Aug. 31 by a 94 Tunkhannock. service to advance
cavage, Northeastern Pennsylvania time,” said union president and General
the cause of juvenile
Staff Representative for the Pennsylva- Hospital nurse Fran Prusinski. Listenbee
justice in Pennsylva-
nia Association of Staff Nurses and Al- Prusinski said the clause was a seri- years, though no retroactive raise pay- will change under the new contract, but
nia.
lied Professionals union. ous concern for members that was only ments will be made. A step-scale for insurance will continue to be provided
In August 2009, Listenbee was
The Wyoming Valley Nurses Associ- taken off the table only at the 11th hour. awarding raises based on years of ser- by Blue Cross and Blue Shield. CHS pro-
appointed to the Interbranch Com-
ation/PASNAP, the union representing Under the new contract, union mem- vice was also kept, and pensions remain posed switching union employees to its
mission on Juvenile Justice, on which
nurses at General Hospital, on Tuesday bers will also receive a 7.25 percent intact, union representatives said.
he has examined the violation of the
voted by 88 percent majority to approve across-the-board pay raise over two Employee health insurance benefits See NURSES, Page 4A
constitutional rights of more than
6,000 children in the juvenile courts
of Luzerne County. He was previously

Haggerty: St. Joseph’s Center offers adult day program in Wilkes-Barre a trial lawyer at the Defender Associ-
ation of Philadelphia, where he was
also chief of the Juvenile Unit for

Ex-cop put
several years.

WILKES-BARRE

‘Rally on the River’ set


up signs A “Rally for Working Families” will
be held today from 6 to 7 p.m. -- rain
or shine -- at the River Common Am-
phitheater, Northampton Street por-
Judge candidate makes
tal. Roxanne Pauline, of the NEPA
accusation on radio show. Area Labor Feder-
Ex-detective denies it. ation, said that since
January, community
groups have been
By MATT HUGHES standing up across
mhughes@timesleader.com the state telling their
Kingston Mayor Jim Haggerty elected leaders not to
believes a terminated municipal balance the state
employee is behind a series of budget on the backs Pauline
signs opposing his bid for Lu- of working families.
zerne County She said working people of the area
judge. “will stand up and have their voices
Haggerty said heard on a plethora of concerns that
witnesses, includ- affect our local community.”
ing firefighter Pauline said the primary message
Floyd Young, re- of the “Rally on the River” will be
ported seeing former Kingston S. JOHN WILKIN/THE TIMES LEADER from area teachers who will be on
detective Daniel Griffin putting Aides and clients play a parachute game in the new St. Joseph’s Center Adult Day Care Program in Wilkes-Barre. The cen- hand to voice their concerns on
up one of the signs, which ap- ter has five classrooms tailored to teach students skills and maintain the skills they possess. school funding and vouchers.
pear to be homemade and read Organizers said that if Gov. Tom

Having some fun while learning


“Haggerty No.” Corbett’s budget is passed, it will
Young on Tuesday confirmed force school districts and local gov-
making that statement to Hag- ernments to increase property taxes
gerty, saying he saw Griffin and cut jobs, programs and services
erecting one of the signs on the in order to balance their budgets.
shoulder of the Cross Valley Ex-
pressway last week. By MATT HUGHES WILKES-BARRE

Judicial forum planned


Griffin de- mhughes@timesleader.com
nied the accu- WILKES-BARRE – Area individuals
sation. with severe mental disabilities have a new The League of Women Voters will
“First of all, place to learn and have fun in Luzerne present all of the Luzerne County
it wasn’t me; County. judicial candidates at a public forum
second of all, if The center St. Joseph’s Center, a at 7 p.m. today at King’s College.
it was, you Scranton-based non- The forum will be in the campus
have the right also oper- profit service provider, center’s third floor Snyder Room.
Haggerty to do it,” Grif- ates an dedicated its new adult All 16 candidates will be given the
fin said, add- day program office at opportunity to introduce themselves
ing, “From calls I’ve been get- adult day 300 Laird St., Suite A-4, to the audience and then a chance to
ting, I think I am going to get program at Wilkes-Barre, on answer one to five questions.
involved in it, because I think Wednesday. The pro-
again he’s trying to silence a vic-
its main gram provides special
After the question-and-answer peri-
od, candidates will move to individual
tim, and that’s what I feel I am: campus in education classes and stations in the room where the public
a victim of his administration.” activities for individuals
Haggerty on Wednesday
Scranton with profound/severe
will have access to further speak with
each candidate.
made the accusation on WILK and anoth- intellectual disabilities. Additional information may be
radio’s “Sue Henry Show,” in er in Dun- “We are happy to have obtained by calling the league at
which callers speculated that a presence now in Lu- 675-3429 or 574-9418.
the signs may have been erected more. zerne County,” Admin-
by opponents of the Home Rule istrator of Community HARRISBURG
Charter passed by Luzerne Services Ann Rink said.
County voters in November. “Over the years families have requested St. County woman honored
Haggerty chaired the govern- Joseph’s services but found it difficult to Holly Jonas QMRP, right, and Jimmy enjoy a game in the new St. Joseph’s Cen-
A Luzerne County woman was
ment study commission that drive up to St. Joseph’s every day, so this ter Adult Day Care Program in Wilkes-Barre.
among 11 Pennsylvanians honored
drafted the charter. program gives families an option of choos-
this week in Hershey during the Gov-
“I thought it would be 100 ing St. Joseph’s.” The center has five classrooms tailored equipment and musical instruments to al-
ernor’s Achievement Awards. The
percent unfair for the Charter The center, which opened in March, cur- to teach students skills and maintain the low clients with limited mobility to partici-
awards are jointly sponsored by state
No people to get blamed for rently has13 clients and can serve up to 30. skills they possess, themed around arts pate.
workforce-development agencies –
what this corrupt cop did, and Director of Adult Day Services Jennifer and crafts, music, gross motor and phys- “Whatever they can do, we really try to
the departments of Aging, Labor &
that’s why I called the radio,” Mackey said 10 of those clients live at ical activity, sensory engagement and encourage them to do it,” Mackey said.
Industry and Public Welfare – and
group homes operated by St. Joseph’s Cen- cooking. Staff use special equipment such
Pennsylvania Partners to recognize
See HAGGERTY, Page 4A ter in Swoyersville and Hughestown. as pressure switches to control kitchen See ADULT, Page 4A
exceptional individuals who have
benefited from workforce-develop-
ment initiatives.

Convicted killer’s 1993 defense ineffective, appeal lawyers claim Yvette Johnston was nominated by
EDSI Solutions Inc., for overcoming
hardships to turn her professional life
around.
By SHEENA DELAZIO Osborne, pre- file additional court papers to Bardo was sentenced to death.
After she lost her job due to a seri-
Evidence sdelazio@timesleader.com sented argu- supplement their arguments be- In January 2006, then-Gov. Ed
ous health concern that demanded
Michael Bardo WILKES-BARRE – Defense ments, as did fore he issues a ruling. Rendell signed a death warrant
special attention, she entered the
attorneys attempting to secure a Deputy Attor- Bardo, 42, was convicted in Ja- for Bardo after a nine-year peri-
suffered from EARN Program in 2010. She knew
new trial for convicted murderer ney General nuary 1993 of first-degree mur- od of inactivity in the case that
that she had no other option since she
various mental Michael Bardo appeared in Lu- Kelly Nelson, as der and two counts of indecent was the result of an oversight in
needed the assistance she received
zerne County Court on Wednes- part of the last aggravated assault for molesting the county court system.
disorders never from the county assistance office.
day, alleging lawyers who repre- Bardo phase of a Post- and killing his niece, Joelle Do- Later that month, Toole is-
introduced in Johnston is now employed full-time
sented Bardo at his trial in 1993 Conviction Re- novan. Police said Bardo stuffed sued a stay of execution for Bar-
as a registered nurse at the Depart-
his trial, “dropped the ball.” lief Act hearing. the girl’s body into a garbage bag do, allowing his attorneys time
ment of Veterans Affairs in the in-
Attorneys for Bardo, James Senior Judge Patrick Toole and threw it into Solomon Creek
attorneys say. Moreno, Victor Abreu and David said he will allow attorneys to in South Wilkes-Barre. See BARDO, Page 4A
tensive care unit.
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Hazleton Area eyes ways to make up for anticipated state cuts


By JIM MORRISSEY posed budget cuts. or cut; however, there are other ar- Superintendent Samuel A. Maro- nue. forgiveness program has expired
Times Leader Correspondent The initial proposed cut of 5.5 eas within the district that can ab- lo suggested the board make up the Under the Act I index, the dis- would pay the additional taxes in
HAZLE TWP. – The Hazleton percent across all departments, sorb the additional needed cuts be- deficit in any way other than cut- trict can raise millage by 2 percent Carbon, Luzerne and Schuylkill
Area School Board on Wednesday suggested by board member Steve yond the proposed 5.5 percent to ting student programs. over the 2010-2011 tax rates. counties.
explored ways to make necessary Hahn, might actually be more in 3.5 percent, and we are looking it “We must put the kids first,” he In this scenario, if the board The final determination of these
cuts in the school district budget the area of 3.5 percent. over,” Business Manager Tony Ry- said. Ryba proposed another scena- adopts it, Keystone Opportunity facts and figures will be revealed at
due to Gov. Tom Corbett’s pro- “Some things can’t be changed ba said. rio that would raise additional reve- Zone properties for which the tax today’s school board meeting.

PASONICK
fied Pasonick as the person who
paid $1,400 to Maguire – which
was passed through by Bonner –
GAMBLING
as a reward for Maguire’s influen- Continued from Page 1A
Continued from Page 1A
ce in hiring Pasonick for past and
at the Wilkes-Barre Area Voca- future Housing Authority pro- The amount of the exemp-
tional Technical School at that jects. tion per property varies from
time. Bonner and Maguire each district to district. The district
The school, now called Wilkes- pleaded guilty in 2009 to corrupt divides the total it receives by
Barre Area Career & Technical receipt of a reward for official ac- the number of eligible property
owners, which means the more
Center, is under the authority of a tion. Bonner was sentenced in
eligible properties there are,
joint operating committee that April 2010 to three months house
the smaller the tax break an in-
consists of school board mem- arrest and two years probation. dividual gets.
bers from several different dis- Maguire’s sentencing has been State data show neither the
tricts. repeatedly postponed as he con- total amount given to local dis-
The maximum Meeting min- tinues to cooperate with author- tricts nor the number of eligi-
sentence is 10 utes for the Vo- ities in the investigation of oth- ble properties has changed
Tech’s Jan 22, ers. Pasonick was not charged in much from year to year since
years in pris- 2007, board connection with that case. 2008-09.
on and a meeting show Pasonick signed the plea agree- Countywide, there are
$250,000 Pasonick was S. JOHN WILKIN/THE TIMES LEADER ment on April 14, but it was not 87,229 properties for the ex-
emption this fall, 265 fewer
fine, but pros- named as the ar- Michael J. Pasonick’s firm did business with the Wilkes-Barre Area School District and the former publicly filed until Wednesday.
than 2008-09. The loss has oc-
chitect for the Wilkes-Barre Area Vocational-Technical School during the time of the alleged bribe. The agreement says the amount
ecutors have project. of the bribe was more than $1,000 curred entirely in Hazleton Ar-
agreed to Three school the Wilkes-Barre Area School ment on the charges beyond what County Commissioner Greg but less than $5,000. The maxi- ea School District, where there
board members District at various times in 2007, was included in the complaint fil- Skrepenak’s father. mum sentence is 10 years in pris- are 537 fewer eligible proper-
seek a re- ties now than there were in
who served on including a field house project at ed against Pasonick. Pasonick’s engineering firm on and a $250,000 fine, but prose-
duced sen- the joint operat- the Solomon/Plains education Neither Pasonick nor his attor- has been employed by numerous cutors have agreed to seek a re-
2008-09.
tence. All other county districts
ing committee complex, the placement of mod- ney, Joseph Sklarosky Sr., return- municipalities, school districts duced sentence based on his
have seen the number of eligi-
on that date – ular units at Dodson Elementary ed phone messages seeking com- and Luzerne County over the cooperation with authorities in ble properties increase, with
James Height and replacement of the stadium ment. years. He has been rumored to be investigating others. the biggest jump – 215 – in
and Brian Dunn of Wilkes-Barre bleachers at Meyers High School. Pasonick is the 31st person to under investigation based on his The sentencing recommenda- Crestwood.
Area, and Joseph Oliveri of Pitt- Anthony Lupas, solicitor for be charged in connection with connections to former Luzerne tion is not binding on a judge. Pa- That change meant a slight
ston Area – have previously the Vo-Tech, and Jeff Namey, su- the county corruption probe. His County Housing Authority mem- sonick would not be allowed to drop in the estimated amount a
pleaded guilty to accepting kick- perintendent for Wilkes-Barre arrest is the first since May 2010, bers Gerald Bonner and William withdraw his plea if the judge re- single property owner saves,
backs from contractors who did Area, did not return phone mess- when local businessman Thom Maguire, who were both charged jects the recommendation. The from $66 to $64. By contrast,
business with their individual ages seeking comment. Greco was charged with failing to as part of the county corruption agreement also does not protect fewer eligible properties in Ha-
districts. Heidi Havens, spokeswoman report that he had been coerced probe. Pasonick from any action that zleton Area has meant bigger
Pasonick’s firm was also in- for U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith, into buying television sets for a In October 2009, Bonner’s at- might be taken against his engi- savings to those who do qual-
volved in several projects with said the office would not com- bar owned by former Luzerne torney, Michael Butera, identi- neering license. ify.

BARDO
Post Conviction Relief Act Wednesday that Bardo’s attor- alcohol dependency, personali- original PCRA hearing, that re- trist who testified at the No-
hearing held in November neys at the time of his trial ty disorder, post-traumatic cords defense attorneys want vember 2009 PCRA hearing
2009, at which Bardo’s attor- were ineffective in that they stress disorder, pedophilia and to present are hearsay and no said that at the time of Bardo’s
neys called a number of foren- failed to present evidence that a history of being sexually one has been available to testi- trial that the psychiatrist “may
Continued from Page 3A
sic psychiatrists who said Bar- Bardo suffered from the disor- abused himself, as well as pov- fy to them; and that Bardo be able” to assist counsel, not
to review records and prepare do suffers from at least six men- ders. The attorneys said erty and family dysfunction, probably didn’t have enough that he actually could.
an appeal. tal health disorders and alcohol Wednesday that had the infor- led to the death of Donovan. money to pay all the experts Nelson said she also won-
Bardo waived his right to be dependency, which led him to mation been disclosed to ju- Nelson previously argued, defense counsel now say dered if Bardo’s original law-
present at Wednesday’s hear- commit the heinous crime. rors, Bardo might not have and reiterated Wednesday, that should have testified at his yers were actually ineffective
ing. Moreno, Abreu and Osborne been sentenced to death. attorneys did not bring up is- original trial. or were just working with what
Part of that appeal includes a argued in the past and on The attorneys said Bardo’s sues after Bardo’s trial until the Nelson also said a psychia- they had.

ADULT NURSES
M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N St. Joseph’s center provides ser- days, which are awarded based staffing it sought to include in the
vices for individuals diagnosed on years of service, and holidays, contract, but said the union
For more details about the center with mental retardation or a devel- and that nurses gained an addi- would continue to fight for hospi-
and admission requirements, call
opmental delay, pregnant women, tional personal day. Nurses typi- tal policies mandating patient to
Continued from Page 3A 496-4200 or 208-4457. Continued from Page 3A
young families, couples hoping to cally received four personal days caregiver ratios.
“Some of our individuals will al- adopt and people who require out- own health policy, but the union to be used in a year starting in Ju- “We want to make sure we have
ways need assistance, but whatev- The center employs one pro- patient therapy. opposed the switch, saying the ly. Under the new contract, work- quality care and quality services,
er their potential is, we are trying gram assistant for every three pro- The center also operates an policy contained hidden charges ers will get nine personal days to and staffing ratios is one way to
to keep them at that level or ex- gram participants. Program assist- adult day program serving up to 30 and would be unaffordable for use in the next two years. ensure that,” Prusinski said.
pand it.” ants are certified to dispense medi- individuals at its main campus in nurses. Prusinski said the union drop- Hourly rates of nurses were not
The center will also take clients cation, and a nurse is also on the Scranton and another serving up Union representatives said no ped proposed language regarding released.
on field trips, Mackey said. center’s staff. to 90 in Dunmore. changes were made to vacation

HAGGERTY
guy who found out and fired the ing the person or group who against me, but people should
corrupt actor.” paid for them. know who is campaigning.”
Griffin denied that he was “Dan Griffin is entitled to his Haggerty said he doesn’t plan
fired by Haggerty, saying an ar- opinion,” Haggerty said. “He’s to file a complaint with the
Continued from Page 3A
biter recognized his retirement entitled to use all his time and county election bureau about
Haggerty said. prior to termination, allowing all his money to campaign the signs.
Haggerty said he terminated him to keep his pension. He also
Griffin from the Kingston Police disputed Haggerty’s characteriz-
Mon. - Fri
Department in 2007 after Griffin ing of him as “a thief,” stating 9a.m - 7 p.m.
was charged with forging the he was never convicted of theft. Sat. & Sun.
name of a former Kingston po- “Everything to do with that 9a.m - 6 p.m.
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Gadhafi’s
I N B R I E F S E V E R E W E AT H E R

forces shell
rebel city
Timing of attacks suggested deliberate
attempt to disrupt an evacuation.

By BEN HUBBARD
Associated Press
MISRATA, Libya — Moammar Gadhafi’s
forces showered the port area of this be-
AP PHOTO sieged rebel city with rockets just minutes
Chicago’s last ‘Daley show’ after an international aid ship docked there
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley smiles Wednesday, killing four people as part of the
as he presides over his final City Coun- regime’s increasingly bloody attempt to
cil meeting Wednesday. Daley, the long- choke off Misrata’s remaining lifeline.
est-serving mayor in the city’s history The attack caused panic
and one of the most powerful mayors in AP PHOTO among hundreds of strand-
recent American history, announced Floodwater creeping up the Wolf and Loosahatchie rivers threatens Memphis, Tenn. The National Weather Ser- ed migrant workers and
last fall that he would not seek a sev- vice upped its crest forecast for the Mississippi to 48 feet. fleeing Libyans who were
enth term. He will be succeeded by trying to board the Red

A slow-motion disaster
Rahm Emanuel, the former White Star One, a ferry chartered
House chief of staff. Emanuel is sched- by the International Orga-
uled to be sworn in May 16.
nization for Migration. In
the chaos, some families Gadhafi
CAIRO were separated and the
boat had to redock twice to sort it all out.
Fatah, Hamas heal rift The timing of the shelling suggested Li-
byan forces were deliberately trying to dis-

R ival Palestinian factions Fatah and


Hamas on Wednesday proclaimed a
landmark reconciliation pact aimed at
Parts of several states menaced
as Mississippi, Ohio rivers rise.
In this aerial photo
taken Tuesday,
rupt the evacuation. Othman Belbeisi, an
IOM official, said rockets started flying just
workers fill sand- minutes after he and others first stepped off
ending their bitter four-year rift that has More levee breaches possible. bags in Caruthers- the ferry. “The whole place was shaking and
left them with competing governments ville, Mo. Officials people started running in different direc-
in the territories envisioned for a future are hoping a new tions,” he said.
Palestinian state, but Israel’s leader de- By By ADRIAN SAINZ and JIM SUHR sandbag secondary State Department spokesman Mark Toner
nounced it as a “mortal blow to peace.” Associated Press levee catches any said the regime should cease hostilities in
The alliance set off ecstatic celebra- spillover if the
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Flood worries Misrata port and allow the IOM to provide
tions in the Palestinian territories. In- Mississippi River
that prompted the U.S. government to relief to civilians caught in the fighting.
ternational mediator Tony Blair insisted tops the town’s
blast open a Missouri levee to ease He said the U.S. was making available an
their new government must recognize 50-foot floodwall.
pressure on some towns are rippling The forecast calls additional $6.5 million in assistance to IOM
Israel. down the Mississippi River, leading to to help evacuate people from Misrata and for
Palestinian President Mahmoud Ab- for the Mississippi
more evacuations and unease as the to crest at 49.5 other operations in Libya.
bas brushed off the criticism and instead Army Corps of Engineers weighs On Tuesday, a senior Libyan official said
used the occasion to deliver a scathing feet on Sunday
whether to pur- afternoon in the the army would do what is necessary to
attack on Israel, saying “we reject black-
mail and it is no longer possible for us to Memphis, posely inundate town that is still block sea access to Misrata, already besieged
more land. recovering from a by land for the past two months. Last week,
accept the (Israeli) occupation of Pal- where the People in eight tornado six years Gadhafi’s troops were caught laying sea
estinian land.”
Mississippi states along the ago that damaged mines. The Red Star One had waited at sea
swollen Ohio and more than 500 for three days before risking the approach on
LOS ANGELES was at Mississippi rivers homes and busi- Wednesday, aided by a tug boat.
Actor Jackie Cooper dies 43.8 feet and their tributar-
ies were filling
nesses. Since the uprising against Gadhafi broke
out in mid-February, the two sides have
Jackie Cooper, the former child movie Tuesday, sandbags and pack- largely been locked in a stalemate. The in-
star who won a best actor Oscar nomi- could see a ing up to leave ternational community’s bombing cam-
nation at the age of 9 home as high water paign, launched in mid-March, has kept Gad-
for “Skippy” and grew
near-re- works its way down-
AP PHOTO
hafi’s forces from advancing to the east, but
up to play The Daily cord crest stream in a slow- forced to use that valve.” uated from three western Kentucky has failed to give the rebels a clear advan-
Planet editor in Chris-
topher Reeves’ four
of 48 feet motion disaster That calculation to draw down the cities as officials project rivers to crest tage.
that could take Mississippi and Ohio rivers in the na- Friday, and another bout of storms is In Benghazi, rebel military spokesman
“Superman” movies, on May 1. weeks to unfold. tion’s midsection appeared to do its expected for the region over the week- Col. Ahmed Bani depicted the bombing of
has died. He was 88. The breach of job. On Tuesday night, the Ohio at end. Misrata’s port as a crime against humanity.
Cooper died Tues- southeastern Mis- Metropolis, Ill., measured about the Kentucky National Guard Sgt. Cor-
Cooper day of old age at a souri’s Birds Point levee was heralded same level it had been at the time of nell Marvin, a spokesman for the Ken-

Pet? Companion
nursing facility in by some Illinois towns along the Ohio the blast. Without that breach, the riv- tucky Division of Emergency Man-
Santa Monica, Calif., said his son, John River as a needed relief from record er was forecast to have steadily crept agement, said most people have
Cooper. flooding, and the man who ordered up to a crest of more than 58 feet. sought shelter with family members.
Cooper reigned with Shirley Temple

animal? Ethicists
that action says he may do the same In Cairo, the Ohio had dropped to Officials in Tennessee were con-
as one of the most popular child stars of with other Mississippi River spill- 60 feet, about a foot and a half lower cerned that the breathing space pro-
the 1930s. Starting in comedy shorts, he ways as flood prospects mount. than it was at the time of the breach. vided by the levee break may only be
rose to top ranks with “Skippy,” a senti- Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh said he Cairo, a town of about 2,800 residents, temporary, delaying when the flood-

say terms matter


mental adaptation of a popular comic understood the farmers’ frustration at is at the confluence of the Ohio and waters crest, because the water that
strip. He followed with such hits as “The the corps’ decision to sacrifice the lev- Mississippi rivers. Downstream of was diverted is beginning to drain
Champ,” “The Bowery,” “Treasure Is- ee Monday and send a wall of water Cairo — in southeast Missouri, Ken- back into the Mississippi.
land” and “O’Shaughnessy’s Boy,” all over 130,000 acres of farmland. A law- tucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missis- Memphis, where the Mississippi
co-starring Wallace Beery. suit was filed to try to save the land, sippi and Louisiana — concerns grew was at 43.8 feet Tuesday, could see a By KATHY MATHESON
but was unsuccessful. as the Mississippi River continues to near-record crest of 48 feet on May 11, Associated Press
SYDNEY
“This was one of the relief valves for rise. just inches lower than the record of PHILADELPHIA — Are you the “owner”
Last WWI combat vet dies the system,” Walsh said. “We were About 3,800 people have been evac- 48.7 feet in 1937. of a dog or cat? Maybe you should consider
yourself a “human caregiver” instead. And
Claude Stanley Choules, the last Fido and Fluffy? Perhaps they should be

Con men, looters plague South


known combat veteran of World War I, “companion animals,” not just “pets.”
died Thursday at a nursing home in the Such vocabulary shifts will help elevate
Western Australia city of Perth, his fam- the discourse about other species and, in
ily said. He was 110. turn, improve our treatment of them, accord-
“We all loved him,” his 84-year-old ing to the new Journal on Animal Ethics.
Tornado-ravaged area The foreword in the peer-reviewed aca-
daughter Daphne Edinger told The
Associated Press. “It’s going to be sad to
besieged by people demic publication, which was first published
last month, even suggests getting rid of
think of him not being here any longer, preying on devastation. terms like “critters,”
but that’s the way things go.” “beasts” and “wild
Beloved for his wry sense of humor animals,” along with “We need to
and humble nature, the British-born The Associated Press phrases such as
Choules — nicknamed “Chuckles” by APISON, Tenn.— Au- “drunk as a skunk” examine our
his comrades in the Australian Navy — thorities say the South has and “eat like a pig.” language about
never liked to fuss over his achieve- been plagued by a variety “We do need to ex-
ments, which included a 41-year military of swindlers since the amine our language animals be-
career and the publication of his first twister outbreak last week about animals be- cause a lot of
book at the age of 108. that ripped apart houses cause a lot of it is de-
and killed 329 people in rogatory in the sense it is deroga-
WASHINGTON that it belittles them tory in the
seven states. Looters have
and our relations with
Bill limits abortion tax beak carried off televisions,
power tools and prescrip-
them,” said journal sense that it
co-editor Andrew Lin-
The House has approved a bill that tion pills. zey, a theologian.
belittles them
would limit tax breaks for insurance Elsewhere, there are It’s not surprising …”
policies that cover abortions. unscrupulous businesses that researchers are
The 251-177 vote Wednesday sent the are charging double for a AP PHOTO re-examining their Andrew Linzey
tank of gas or jacking up journal co-editor
bill to the Democratic-led Senate. The A cadaver dog works a pile of rubble in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Wednesday. Rain added language as animal
White House this week threatened to the cost of a hotel room. to the misery of survivors trying to salvage what they could from damaged homes. treatment becomes
veto it. Authorities also warn of more of a social issue,
The legislation is the Republicans’ construction workers who surprising amount of crime in the most heavily about price gouging, said James Serpell, a professor of animal wel-
latest attempt to chip away at President leave with the cash before calls,” said Noel Barnes, damaged areas, to be en- Barnes said. The com- fare at the University of Pennsylvania’s
Barack Obama’s signature health care opening their tool kit and consumer protection chief forced by police and Na- plaints include $2 bags of School of Veterinary Medicine.
overhaul. It would prevent people from the danger that identities for the Alabama attorney tional Guard troops. The ice being sold for $5, $400 But Serpell doesn’t necessarily agree with
deducting the cost of an abortion from could be stolen off wind- general’s office. city that was hit the har- generators being sold for the recommended terminology, which he
said could be taken to “absurd” extremes.
their taxable income, except when the blown documents. Some residents are dest by the outbreak is $1,600 on the side of the
Journal co-editor Priscilla Cohn, a philoso-
procedure is performed in cases of rape, Though the region has packing firearms to scare also going to start creden- road, hotels jacking up phy professor emerita at Penn State-Abing-
incest or when the woman’s life is at risk. seen similar scams after off the lowlifes. tialing volunteers. their prices and unfair ton near Philadelphia, noted the discussion
Opponents of abortion rights say the hurricanes and the Gulf oil Police in several of the Marauding thieves gasoline prices. In Ten- has implications for humans as well.
bill would close loopholes in the new spill, the speed of flimflam states have charged people aren’t residents’ only con- nessee, authorities were Cruelty to animals has been linked with
health law. Abortion rights supporters men this time around has with looting. Tuscaloosa’s cern. The attorney gener- investigating a complaint anti-social and abusive behavior in people,
say the bill is really about discouraging surprised authorities and mayor on Wednesday al’s office in Alabama has that a service station was she wrote in an e-mail, while overcrowding
insurance companies from covering the survivors. ordered five more days of received nearly 1,800 charging $40 for $20 animals on factory farms has repercussions
procedure. “We have received a an 8 p.m. curfew to curb phone calls complaining worth of gasoline. for both human health and the environment.
CMYK

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EXETER BOROUGH SHICKSHINNY BOROUGH WEST PITTSTON

Residents seek Council OKs floodplain building buyout Borough approves


ban on possession,
fixes for flooding
By TOM HUNTINGTON Borough Secretary Melissa W H AT ’ S N E X T
Times Leader Correspondent
SHICKSHINNY – Borough
Weber said she would find out
what the owner is seeking. The next regular council meeting
sale of bath salts
council voted Tuesday night to Council also voted unanimous- is 6 p.m. June 7. By AMANDA MYRKALO
acquire and demolish a structure ly to request that PennDOT un- Times Leader Correspondent
By WILLIAM BELL Solicitor Peter Moses said the at 21 E. Union St. that is in the dertake a traffic study for the im- raised legal objection. WEST PITTSTON – Coun-
Times Leader Correspondent county borrowed some money floodplain, although the action position of a brake retardant ordi- • Council discussed borough cil on Tuesday night approved
EXETER – Borough council through a bond issue years ago to did meet with some debate. nance. records being made available un- an ordinance banning the sale
on Tuesday night heard from resi- help the borough, but it has never Councilman Kevin Morris de- In other actions: der the state Right To Know Law. and possession of bath salts
scribed the action as a “flood • Councilwoman Francene Council President Rosalie White-
dents frustrated by a lack of ac- disbursed all the funds. and synthetic drugs in the
buyout,” and while he said he was Tearpock-Martini inquired if So- bread said she has been helping
tion concerning constant flood- Tom Martin of the Hicks Creek borough.
voting for the motion, “I have to licitor Jeff Malak had any com- with records research on her own
ing issues related to the Hicks Watershed Association said the munication from the county dis- Councilman Pete Musinski
wonder about buying all these time and expense since the bor-
Creek. state, while admitting that it ap- houses. Pretty soon there won’t trict attorney about a complaint urged council to begin prepar-
ough can’t pay for a person to as-
Council President Richard proved developments in the past be any houses left in Shickshin- that Tearpock-Martini had filed. sist. She said she didn’t wish to ing an ordinance at last
Murawski tried to explain to the that have added to the problem, ny.” Malak said he is not aware of any continue this practice. “Anyone month’s meeting to specifical-
large crowd the actions the bor- points to the U.S. Army Corps of In addition, council discussed correspondence from the DA’s of- seeking to review the records can ly ban the drugs.
ough has taken to deal with two Engineers, which has not includ- a property at Canal Street and fice. Councilman James Wido do so on their own.” The rest of the council
months of wet weather. He said ed the Hicks Creek problem in its Susquehanna Avenue, which, it said that at issue is a sign at the The records are readily availa- meeting concerned the agen-
temporary pumps have past projects. was stated, the owner wants to Bible Baptist Church about ble at the borough building da and public comment on
been utilized at the Exe- W H A T ’ S Murawski said the transfer to the borough. which Tearpock-Martini has Whitebread added. the state of the borough’s
ter pumping station to N E X T borough has gotten to roads.
pump water from the the point at which the Many residents spoke up,
creek into the river. The next regular federal government ROSS TOWNSHIP but specifically several neigh-
council meeting
He said the creek is is at 7 p.m. June has told the borough bors from Pacific Avenue at-

Supervisors share some good news on radio units


prevented from flowing 7 at the borough that an act of Congress tended the meeting to focus
into the river by the lev- building. is required to stop the on issues with their road.
ee when the river reac- flooding of homes in From potholes and poor park-
hes 17 feet. Then the Exeter. ing to large trucks passing
creek water has to be pumped Council members urged resi- By EILEEN GODIN that all radio systems operate on W H AT ’ S N E X T through, the neighbors said
over the levee to avoid major dents to write to their legislators Times Leader Correspondent narrow-band frequencies versus they wanted council to con-
flooding of large parts of the bor- asking for help. Officials even ROSS TWP. – Supervisors an- the wide-band frequencies. Uti- The next township supervisors sider possible solutions to the
meeting will be held June 14 at 7
ough. provided sample letters and ad- nounced Tuesday that only a lizing the narrow band, it would problems.
p.m. in the municipal building.
Murawski said the pump dresses. handful of radio communication create more frequencies for fu- “This body can’t speak for
house that used to force the wa- Murawski told residents that units might have to be replaced ture use. 50 years ago, but we will ad-
ter over the county-owned levee Jim Brozena, the Luzerne Coun- due to a Federal Communica- Davis contacted Purosky and in accordance with the new FCC dress it and look into it,” Mu-
has not had working pumps since ty Flood Protection Authority ex- tion Commission requirement. Tuckerman, a two-way radio regulation, Davis estimated the sinski said. “It may be like the
2006. He said the borough bor- ecutive director, was asked to at- Last month, supervisors dis- dealer from Dickson City and township will have to replace sewer project and take two
rows and rents pumps to save the tend the meeting but he was un- cussed the need to see how found out that most of their ra- about four of them by October. years, but we will address it.”
town on its own. able to. He did send an e-mail ex- many of their radio communi- dio systems can be repro- In other business, Davis an- Other questions about the
However, he said, there isn’t plaining the latest in a long line of cation units could be repro- grammed to operate on the nar- nounced a free electronics recy- ongoing sewer project and
enough room to station pumps studies is to be completed soon grammed and how many might row band. cling collection 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. paving projects focused on
large enough to stop all the flood- by Baker and Associates. need to be replaced. The township owns nine mo- June 11 at the Hanover Area Ju- timelines, the selection of spe-
ing. He said the borough is look- State Sen. John Yudichak and Chairman Stanford Davis said bile units and three portable ra- nior/Senior High School in Ha- cific streets, dust, potholes,
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Doctor: Infant violently shaken Judge orders Split Rock


to pay sales people $2.2M
Case against Andrea Vargas, fant’s bruises and bone own. He can never live a normal life be-
22, is bound over for trial in fractures were caused cause of what his own mother did,” Feren- Employees who sold time shares shares between June 2005 and De-
by her 1-year-old girl tino said, noting the infant is in an undis- cember 2008.
county court. at Poconos resort paid as The employees were paid as inde-
tossing a metal toy car closed medical facility. “He is basically
into the crib and hitting living on a respirator.” independent contractors. pendent contractors, which meant
the baby. She allegedly Capitano testified Vargas initially said they paid all their own federal in-
By EDWARD LEWIS admitted to county De- she was watching a NBA basketball game come taxes with no contribution
elewis@timesleader.com Vargas tective Lt. Gary Capita- with the biological father, Jorge Robles, The Associated Press from Vacations Charters. They also
HAZLE TWP. – An 8-month-old boy no that she violently on Feb. 3. During halftime, Vargas said, PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia were not provided any benefits, such
who authorities allege was violently shak- shook her baby when confronted with her infant began crying and vomited. judge has ordered a Pocono area re- as medical coverage.
en by the mother in February may never other injuries found by Van Brakle. Robles entered the room and took hold sort to pay more than $2.2 million to Glazer determined that the inde-
fully heal, a physician testified during a After nearly two hours of testimony at of the infant as Vargas went into a bath- 259 sales persons he determined had pendent contractor agreement the
preliminary hearing on Wednesday. the preliminary hearing, District Judge room. She alleged her infant stopped been improperly classified as inde- employees signed violated Pennsyl-
pendent contractors instead of em- vania’s wage law. He ordered the re-
Dr. John D. Van Brakle, chief of pediat- Thomas Sharkey determined prosecutors breathing and Robles performed CPR as
ployees. sort to pay a total of $2,248,491,
rics at Lehigh Valley Hospital, said the in- established a case against Vargas, sending Vargas called 911.
Judge Gary Glazer ruled that Vaca- which includes damages and inter-
fant has limited if any brain activity and felony counts of aggravated assault and The boy was rushed to Hazleton Gener- est. Whitehead will receive $11,879,
requires a respirator to help him breathe. child endangerment, and a misdemeanor al Hospital and flown to Lehigh Valley tion Charters LTD had improperly
classified employees who sold time while Miller-Orteneau was entitled
A thorough examination of the child count of reckless endangerment to Lu- Hospital. to $3,874. The remaining money will
shares at the Split Rock Resort in
showed previous injuries such as frac- zerne County Court. Van Brakle said a tube had to be placed Lake Harmony, resulting in lost in- be divided amongst the other 257
tured ribs, legs and arms that were in the “This is a very horrible assault that this down the infant’s throat to help him come for those employees. class members.
process of healing, Van Brakle said. child was the victim of,” said Luzerne breathe. The boy experienced seizures in The case, filed by attorneys Mat- Kearney said the case is one of the
West Hazleton police and Luzerne County Assistant District Attorney Jar- the first three days at Lehigh Valley Hos- thew Kearney and Timothy Myers of first in the nation where salesper-
County detectives allege the boy, then 5 rett Ferentino, who is prosecuting the pital but the seizures stopped due to seri- the Law firm Elliot Greenleaf in Blue sons have, at trial, successfully chal-
months old, was violently shaken on Feb. case with Assistant District Attorney ous brain injuries, Van Brakle said. Bell, sought to recoup money for the lenged the compensation structures
3 by Andrea Vargas, 22, inside their resi- Shannon Crake. Vargas remains jailed at the Luzerne two lead plaintiffs, Albert White- for persons who sell interests in vaca-
dence on Tamarac Street. “The prognosis of this child is basically County Correctional Facility for lack of head and Austin Miller-Orteneau, as tion and time share resorts such as
Vargas initially told investigators the in- at some point, the child can breathe on his $200,000 bail. well as 257 others who sold time Split Rock.

BARLETTA
lords who rented to illegal immi- ing and arresting illegal immi- gration Reform, or FAIR, which letta’s legislation will not go very and state officials who sought to
grants and penalize employers grants or don’t turn over illegal favors stricter immigration poli- far in Congress this year, said more strictly enforce federal im-
who hired illegal immigrants. Ha- immigrants to federal authorities cies, said Barletta’s proposal is a what many communities have in migration laws were sued by fed-
zleton was the first city in the based solely on their immigra- “common sense” way to address place are “smart community pol- eral officials who spent taxpayer
Continued from Page 1A
country to pass such a measure, tion status. the issue of communities that icing policies.” dollars to do so and it’s only right
to “crack down on cities whose and Arizona later followed on a San Francisco, for instance, have either “don’t tell” policies in- Such policies don’t harbor ille- to take away taxpayer dollars –
elected officials have willfully statewide level. adopted a policy in 1989 that ille- volving shielding illegal immi- gal immigrants who commit for anything from federal hous-
chosen not to enforce immigra- Barletta said he still hopes the gal immigrants arrested on non- grants from federal authorities or crimes, but, rather, involve not ing grants to road and sewer re-
tion policy by withholding all fed- U.S. Supreme Court will take up felony charges would not be re- “don’t ask” policies involving not demanding proof of immigration pairs – from cities that choose not
eral funding from them as long as the Hazleton law and uphold its ported to federal immigration au- demanding citizenship docu- status from crime victims or wit- to enforce federal immigration
their sanctuary policies are in constitutionality. thorities. mentation. nesses, Martinez said. laws.
place.” He said he is tentatively titling Immigration law overhaul ef- “If politicians need financial “The policies we have seen “Local elected officials who
Saying that there are more his federal legislation the “Mobi- forts have been stalled for several penalties to stop harboring illegal don’t shield foreign-born crimi- choose to ignore enforcement of
than 100 “sanctuary” cities na- lizing Against Sanctuary Cities years in Congress. aliens, then so be it,” Dane said. nals from arrest or prosecution or fed immigration policies are aid-
tionwide, Barletta added, “I want Act.” President Barack Obama said deportation,” Martinez said. ing and assisting illegal aliens,
to know how much they get from recently that his administration Immigrant group reacts “What we are talking here (with and it is illegal to aid and abet
the American taxpayer.” Research under way will try again to get Congress to But Grisella Martinez, director Barletta’s legislation) is interfer- those who are in this country ille-
Barletta noted at the news con- He said he has asked the Con- pass the DREAM Act, which of policy and legislative affairs for ing with state and localities to de- gally,” Barletta said at the news
ference that next month is the gressional Research Service to would create a pathway to citi- the National Immigration Fo- termine the way that they should conference. “They should not re-
fifth anniversary of the Illegal Im- compile a list of sanctuary cities zenship for the children of illegal rum, which calls itself an organi- be using their resources and the ceive millions or even billions of
migration Relief Act ordinance and estimate how much in feder- immigrants who were brought to zation that advocates on behalf of way they should be protecting tax dollars as a reward.”
adopted by Hazleton in 2006 al taxpayer dollars each receives. this country at a young age. That the value of immigrants and im- their cities and fighting crime. Barletta said he has not yet
while Barletta was mayor. Sanctuary cities is a term that proposal stalled last year in the migration to the United States, Smart community policing poli- identified co-sponsors for his bill
The ordinance, which has been refers to places that, to varying Senate. said the term “sanctuary cities” is cies … help them get information or which freshmen members will
ruled unconstitutional by a feder- degrees, choose to not focus their Bob Dane, spokesman for the a misnomer. they need about their crime.” join his immigration reform cau-
al district court and a federal ap- law enforcement efforts on track- Federation for American Immi- Martinez, who predicted Bar- Barletta said he and other city cus.
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BETTY SHELOSKI, 79, of Irene M. ‘Skip’ Williams Frank ‘Franco’ S. Kossa Douglas Arthur
Larksville, passed away Tuesday,
May 3, 2011. She was preceded in April 29, 2011 May 2, 2011 Shelley
death by parents, Andrew and El- April 30, 2011
izabeth Kwiatowski; sister, Marga- The following service times Frank “Fran- founder of its SideShow Gathering,
ret Ravert; granddaughter Jennif-
er Dragon; and great-grandson
were omitted in Wednesday’s obitu-
ary for Irene M. Williams:
co” S. Kossa,
45, of Sugar-
and owner of Marc’s Tattooing and
Body Piercing, Luzerne County. D ouglas Arthur Shelley, 68, a for-
mer resident of Harveys Lake,
Family and Friends may call from loaf Township, Surviving, in addition to his father, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at his
Cole Dragon. Surviving are daugh- home in Zephyrhills, Fla., after a
7 to 9 p.m. this evening and from 9 died suddenly are his wife, the former Kim Hogans,
ters, Betty Iveson and husband Monday, May Sugarloaf Township; brother, Rick A. lengthy battle with lung cancer. His
Bill, of Kingston, and Jean Neu- to 9:30 a.m. Friday morning at the
Karl E. Blight Funeral Home, 392 2, 2011, in the Kossa, currently serving in the U.S. final days were spent with his family
pauer and husband Gary, of Ply- Hazleton Gen- Navy in Afghanistan; and beloved
Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Inter- by his side.
mouth; grandchildren Billy, Tom eral Hospital. pets, Max, Fester, Spanky and Tho-
ment will follow at Chapel Lawn Born in mas. Mr. Shelley was born November
and Michele Iveson, Stephanie
Memorial Park. Pierce County, Washington, Frank Funeral Services will be held at 4 15, 1942, a son to the late Arthur and
Gover, Leo and Tim Dragon, Kelly
A Celebration of Irene’s Life will was a son of the late Joann Falvo p.m. Saturday from the Harold C. Beatrice Shelley. He attended West-
Christianson and Laura McBride; be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Kossa and Frank J. Kossa, Wilkes- Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. moreland High School, Shavertown,
great-grandchildren, Emma Chris- Dorranceton United Methodist Barre. Main St., Shavertown. The Rev. and graduated from Wilkes-Barre
tianson, and Lillianna, William Church, 549 Wyoming Ave., King- He was a graduate of Bishop Ho- James A. Wert will officiate. Inter-
and Thomas Iveson; and a brother, Business School, Wilkes-Barre. After
ston, with the Rev. Nick Keeney offi- ban High School, Wilkes-Barre, ment will be made at the convenience graduation, he met and married Ka-
Vincent. ciating. and Luzerne County Community of the family. Friends may call from 2
Funeral will be held at the con- College, Nanticoke. p.m. until the time of services Satur- ren Faux Shelley on August 3, 1968.
venience of the family from the S.J.
Grontkowski Funeral Home, Ply-
I rene M. “Skip” Williams, 91, for-
merly of Kingston and Wilkes-
Barre, peacefully went to Heaven to
her spare time loved to take care of
her rose bushes.
Frank was a member of Boy
Scouts of America, and he was
day at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial dona-
He belonged to the National Guard
109th Artillery from 1964 through
In addition to her parents, Irene proud to attain the rank of Eagle tions may be made to Hazleton Ani-
mouth. Interment will be in St. be with her husband, Bill, her family 1970.
was preceded in death by her hus- Scout. mal Shelter, 101 N. Poplar St., Hazle-
Mary’s Nativity Cemetery. Visit and friends on Friday morning, His father, Arthur, built a Coast to
band, William “Bill” R. Williams; He was the founder of Zoob Pro- ton, PA 18201.
www.sjgrontkowskifuneralhome- April 29, 2011, at the Heritage and her brother, Stanley G. Wil- Coast tractor trailer business in 1968,
ductions, former owner of The Condolences may be sent to the
.com to submit condolences. House, Wilkes-Barre. liams Jr. Game Studio, co-founder of Inkin’ Kossa family via email at snowdon- Arthur Shelley, Inc., Dallas. Arthur,
She was born August 31, 1919, Surviving are her daughter, Nao- the Valley Tattoo Convention, funeral@frontier.com. his brother, Eugene, and Douglas op-
and was a daughter of the late Stan- mi E., and her husband, the Rev. Dr. erated the business side by side until
EUGENE L. KOZLOWSKI JR., ley G. and Naomi Severn Williams the death of their father, Arthur, in
William B. Lawrence of Dallas, Tex-
45, of Shavertown (Jackson Town- of Wilkes-Barre. She graduated as; son Blaine and his wife, Mary El- 1980. Douglas and Eugene Shelley
ship), passed away Tuesday, May
3, 2011, at the Geisinger Wyoming
from E. L. Meyers High School, was
employed by the Luzerne County
len Williams, of Huntington Mills;
son Bill and his wife, Judy Williams,
Elizabeth Levandoski continued to work side by side en-
abling the company to be introduced
Valley Medical Center, Plains Courthouse, and, prior to her retire- of Kingston; grandsons, Roger Wil- May 3, 2011 to the third generation of the Shelley
Township. ment, by the Kingston branch of liams, Todd Lawrence, Jonathan family in 1985. In 2002, the company
Funeral arrangements are First Eastern Bank (PNC) as a teller. Lawrence, and Billy Williams III; ceased operations.
pending from the Curtis L. Swan- Irene was a devoted wife, loving Elizabeth tivities.
and granddaughter, Krista Wil-
son Funeral Home Inc., corner of “Betty” Levan- Betty was married to the late Jo- His interests included traveling in
mother, grandmother, great-grand- liams; five great-grandchildren; as
Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. doski, 87, a res- seph A. Levandoski in 1944. He his motor-home during the summer
mother and aunt whose life revolv- well as numerous nieces and neph- ident of Guard- passed away on May 7, 2001, after 57 months through the Rocky Moun-
ed around her family. Irene was a ews. ian Elder Care years of marriage. tains and Yellowstone National Park
member of the Dorranceton United The family would like to thank Center, Shea-
PATRICIA J. CHIAMPI, 72, of During World War II, she was em- for many years. After retirement in
Methodist Church, Kingston. She Dr. Michael Fath and the staff of the town section of ployed by the Remington Arms Co.,
West Pittston, passed away 2002, he became a “snow-bird,” living
loved to sing and was an active Heritage House for the care that Newport Bridgeport, Conn., where she made
Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Hos-
member of their choir and also the was provided to their mother. Township, ammunition, and after the war she his winter months in Florida and
pice Community Care, Geisinger
church’s Clown Ministry. In lieu of flowers, the family re- passed away was employed by several local dress summer months with his daughter in
South Wilkes-Barre.
Fondly known as “Skip” by her quests that memorial contributions Tuesday, May 3, 2011, with her son factories until her retirement. Pennsylvania. He devoted his life to
Funeral arrangements are
classmates, she was active on the re- be made in Irene’s name to the Dor- and daughter-in-law by her side. Being the last of this family’s great- his wife, daughter, grandchildren,
pending from the Anthony Recup- She was born on August 2, 1923,
union committee for E.L. Meyers ranceton United Methodist Church est generation, she was preceded in family and friends.
ero Funeral Home, 406 Susque- in the Liverpool section of Ashley.
High School, class of 1937, and in Choir. death by her husband, Joseph A. Le- He was preceded in death by his
hanna Ave., West Pittston. A full She was a daughter of the late Mi-
obituary will appear in Friday’s vandoski; sister, Margaret Ores; and parents and nephew, Mark Shelley.
chael and Mary Yurishin Fedor- brothers, John, George, Joseph and
edition of The Times Leader. chak. Mr. Shelley is survived by his wife
twin brother Bernie Fedorchak.
Betty had lived most of her life Betty is survived by her son, Ger- of 42 years, Karen; daughter Beverly

EMIL A. GORYEB, of Kingston,


Arlene M. Carlo in Nanticoke and in the Hanover
section of Nanticoke, but she had
ald Levandoski, and his wife, Pat. Shelley; grandchildren, Kailee and
Private funeral services will be Steven Taylor, Hunlock Creek; broth-
died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at May 3, 2011 also resided in Plymouth, Wilkes- held at the convenience of the family er, Eugene and wife, Patricia, Balti-
the Wilkes-Barre General Hospi- Barre and Mountain Top. from the George A. Strish Inc. Funer- more, Md.; as well as several nieces,
Betty was one of six children, in-
A
tal. rlene M. Carlo, 71, of Mark al Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. In- nephews, and cousins.
Arrangements are in progress Drive, Hanover Township, cluding a twin brother. She was a terment will be in St. Mary’s Ceme-
devout Catholic and was very ac- Family and friends will be no-
by McLaughlin’s Funeral Service, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011, tery, Hanover Township. There are
at HCR Manorcare Hampton tive in helping her church, volun- tified of a memorial service that
Wilkes-Barre. Complete obituary no public calling hours.
House, Hanover Township. teering at many various church ac- will take place at a later time.
information will be published in
Friday’s edition of The Times She was born January 26, 1940, in Donations may be made in lieu of
Leader and later today at www.ce- Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late flowers to a Hospice Care Center of
lebratehislife.com. Massid and Rose Thomas Richard. the donor’s choice.
Arlene was a graduate of St. Nicho-
las High School in Wilkes-Barre.
Thomas Taylor Porr Jr.
She was a member of St. Anthony/
April 30, 2011
Wendy
St. George Church, Wilkes-Barre.
Arlene was a loving and devoted Mary Lou Moshier
wife, mother, grandmother and sis- Thomas Tom always put his family first, of- May 3, 2011
Landmesser ter. Arlene devoted her life to caring Taylor Porr Jr., ten working two jobs to provide for

May 3, 2011
for her family and friends. For many
years she worked with her son, To-
of Drums and
formerly of
us. We love you, Dad. Semper Fi.
He leaves behind his loving wife of
48 years, Doris (Kohring); his chil-
M ary Lou Moshier, 57, of West
Pittston, passed away Tuesday
ny, at the Big House, in the Breslau Bensalem, Pa., morning, May 3, 2011, surrounded by
W endy Landmesser, 69, of Sha-
vertown, passed away peace-
fully Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at the
Section of Hanover Township,
where she was loved by all of its pa-
thank the staff at the Hampton
House and Hospice Care of the Sa-
cred Heart for the loving care that
and
horne,
Lang-
Pa.,
dren, Thomas Porr (Linda) of Bensa-
lem, Pa.; Tracy Cormier (David) of
Mountain Top; and Michelle Kreuz-
family in Geisinger Medical Center,
Wilkes-Barre, following a lengthy ill-
trons who thought of her as a sec- passed away ness.
Hospice VNA Unit at Heritage ond mother. She was an avid fan of they provided to Arlene. Saturday, April burg (George) of Kingston. He will
House. the Pittsburgh Steelers. Funeral Services will be held at 30, 2011, at his be forever missed by the seven grand- Born July 10, 1953, she was a
She was born June 12, 1941, and She was preceded in death by an 9:30 a.m. Friday morning from the home. children he loved dearly: David, daughter of Charles and Louise Vo-
was a daughter of the late Harold infant son, Steven Peter Carlo. Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Tom was born in 1937 in Phila- Reed, Charles, Matthew, Grant, Kay- gelhuber Rodgers of Mountain Top.
Surviving are her husband, An- Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with Di- delphia, Pa., the only son of Tho- lie and Conner. Mary Lou was a graduate of Hazleton
and Dorothy Watkins of Wyoming.
thony Carlo Jr.; children, Anthony vine Liturgy to follow at 10 a.m. in mas and Marie (Lawlor) Porr. He Relatives and friends are in- State General Hospital School of
Wendy graduated from Wyom-
Carlo III and his wife, Kimberly, Ply- St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic was raised in the Tacony section of vited to attend his Funeral
ing High School, where she was Mass at 10 a.m. today at St. Elizabeth Nursing and a Registered Nurse spe-
mouth Township; Christine Lynn Church, Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. the Northeast. Following gradua-
class Valedictorian. She continued The Rev. Hanna Karam will be offi- Ann Seton Church, 1200 Park Ave., cializing in Pediatrics.
her education at Susquehanna Carlo and her fiancé, Bill Mala- tion from Lincoln High, he joined
carne, Wilkes-Barre; and Peter Car- ciating. Interment will be in St. Ma- the U.S. Marine Corps. Remaining Bensalem, Pa. Friends may call from She was active as a volunteer for
University and Wilkes College, lo and his wife, Nancy, Drums; ry’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. 9 to 10 a.m. this morning at the the American Red Cross, Commis-
always faithful, he celebrated the
where she attained Dean’s List grandchildren, Anthony Carlo IV, Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. to- Marine Corps birthday every year. church. Interment will take place at sion on Economic Opportunity, local
honors for all semesters. Stephanie Carlo, Morgan Nealon, day at the funeral home. Tom worked most of his career 10:30 a.m. Friday at Washington food pantry, and Family History Cen-
She was employed by the Ava Malacarne and Carson Peter In lieu of flowers, memorial dona- as a Quality Control Inspector and Crossing National Cemetery, 830
Highland Road, Newtown, Pa. ter at Latter Day Saints in Clarks
Wyoming National Bank and Gen- Carlo; brother, Joseph Richard, and tions may be made to the American retired from Boeing Helicopter, Ri- Summit.
eral Motors Acceptance Corpora- his wife, Diane, Swoyersville; sister, Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., In lieu of flowers, donations can be
dley Park, Pa., in 2005. Tom never Mary Lou enjoyed researching ge-
tion, in executive positions. For 19 Trudy DeRocco, and her husband, Taylor, PA 18517. made to the American Heart Associ-
missed a Flyers or Eagles game, ation, 625 W. Ridge Pike, Suite A 100,
John, Wilkes-Barre; as well as nieces Online condolences may be sent nealogy, arts-and-crafts such as em-
years, she owned and operated and he was a Phillies fan. He loved Conshohocken, PA 19428-0860.
L&W Associates, a jewelry distri- and nephews. to www.natandgawlasfuneralhome- to watch his kids and grandkids broidering, and doing service work.
Arlene’s family would like to .com. Arrangements are under the direc- Surviving, in addition to her par-
bution business. For 10 years prior play sports and was an active spec- tion of Wade Funeral Home, Bristol,
to retirement, she was the office tator. Pa. www.wadefh.com. ents, are her sons, Jeremy Moshier
manager for Dr. Watkins and Med- and Jared Moshier; brothers, Ber-
ura Dental Center. nard Rodgers and his wife, Joanne;
Wendy is survived by her hus-
band of 32 years, Barry; brother, FUNERALS Anthony J. Valesha
Charles Rodgers and his wife, Maria;
Gregory Rodgers and his wife, Gina-
Dr. William E. Watkins; niece, Kim marie; Paul Rodgers and his wife,
Watkins; nephew, Dr. Scott Wat- ANDERSON – Thomas, funeral 11 Saturday from the Harold C. Darlene; Daniel Rodgers; and Antho-
a.m. today at the Yeosock Funeral Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 May 2, 2011
kins; grandniece Sadie Watkins; as ny Rodgers and his wife, Lori; sisters,
well as grandnephews, Maddoc Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains N. Main St., Shavertown. Friends
Susan Buro and her husband, Tony;
and Calder Watkins.
The family would like to thank
Township.
BACLAWSKI – Sophie, Mass of
Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. today
may call Saturday 2 p.m. until the
time of services at the funeral
home.
A nthony J. Valesha, 84, of Clear-
field, Pa., died Monday, May 2,
Valesha and Agnes Husovski; and a
nephew, John Valasa Jr.
Julie Lenio and her husband, Scott;
and Nancy Rodgers; as well as numer-
the staff of the VNA and Hospice 2011, at the Wilkes-Barre General Surviving are his daughter Diane
in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea. LASHOMB – Patrick, viewing 5 to 7 ous nieces and nephews.
VNA for their very compassionate DAVENPORT – Warren Jr., funeral 11 p.m. today at the Lehman-Grego- Hospital. Born in Plains Township, McAndrew and her husband, Neil,
he was a son of the late Anthony and Memorial Mass will be held at 11
and loving care of Wendy. a.m. Friday from the Clarke Piatt ry Funeral Home Inc., 281 Chapel Dallas; brother, Joseph Valesha,
Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake St., Swoyersville. Agatha Valentyus Valesha. Plains Township; and grandsons, a.m. Saturday in St. Jude’s Church,
The deceased requested no fu-
neral or memorial service. Road, Hunlock Creek. Friends LEWIS – Shannell, memorial view- He graduated from Plains High Michael, James and Christopher Mountain Top. There will be no call-
may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the ing 4 to 7 p.m. today at the ing hours.
Memorial contributions, if de- funeral home. George A. Strish Inc. Funeral School. He served in the U.S. Navy McAndrew.
sired, can be made in Wendy’s during World War II and was the re- Funeral service will be held Arrangements are entrusted to the
GEMBERLING – Rose, funeral 10 Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon.
name to the S.P.C.A. of Luzerne a.m. Friday from The Richard H. Blessing service at 7 p.m. cipient of the American Theater at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., Moun-
County, 524 E. Main St., Fox Hill Disque Funeral Home Inc., 672 OLIVER - Alice, funeral 11 a.m. Friday Ribbon and the Victory Medal. Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc., Funeral tain Top.
Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Memorial Highway, Dallas. Friends from the William A. Reese Funeral Online condolences may be ex-
may call 6 to 8 p.m. today. Chapel, Rear 56 Gaylord Ave., He had been a resident of Clear- Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty
Arrangements are by the Karl E. field since 1963. Prior to his retire- Fort, with the Mass of Christian pressed at www.desideriofh.com.
GILL – Mollie, funeral 9:30 a.m. Plymouth. Friends may call 7 to 9
Blight Funeral Home in Kingston. today from the Hugh P. Boyle & p.m. today at the funeral home. ment in 1979, he was the plant man- Burial at 10 a.m. in Saint Therese’s In lieu of flowers, memorial dona-
Son Funeral Home Inc., 416 PATYK – Mary, memorial Mass 11 ager at McGregor Sportswear in Church, Shavertown, with Father tions in Mary Lou’s name may be
Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Mass of a.m. today in St. Monica’s Parish, made to the American Red Cross, 256
OBITUARY POLICY Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 363 Clearfield. He was a member of James J. Paisley, officiating. The in-
terment will be in Holy Trinity N. Sherman St., Wilkes-Barre, PA
Name/ St. Mary’s Church, Shoe- W. 8th St., West Wyoming. Saint Francis Roman Catholic
The Times Leader publish- 18702; or the Commission on Eco-
maker Street, Swoyersville. PERUGINO – Vittoria, funeral 9:15 Church in Clearfield and the Amer- Cemetery, Bear Creek. Friends may
es free obituaries, which JONES – Mary, memorial service 11 a.m. Friday from the Kopicki nomic Opportunity, 165 Amber Lane,
ican Legion. call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the fu-
have a 27-line limit, and paid a.m. Saturday in the Reyburn Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; or the Amer-
Anthony was an avid outdoors- neral home.
obituaries, which can run Bible Church, Shickshinny. Grave- Kingston. Mass of Christian Burial ican Diabetes Association.
side military services by the at 10 a.m. in St. Therese’s Church. man, enjoying fishing and hunting. Memorial contributions, if desir-
with a photograph. A funeral
Shickshinny American Legion Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today He was also an avid Penn State Foot- ed, can be made to Holy Family In-
home representative can call More Obituaries, Page 2A
Post. at the funeral home. ball fan and attended almost every stitute, 8235 Ohio River Blvd., Pitts-
the obituary desk at (570) KIECZKAJLO - Cathy, funeral 10 SOKOLOSKI – Dorothy, funeral 11
home game. burgh, PA 15202.
829-7224, send a fax to (570) a.m. today at the Hugh B. Hughes a.m. today at the Bednarski
829-5537 or e-mail to tlo-
bits@timesleader.com. If you
& Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044
Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.
Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave.,
Wyoming. Friends and family may
Most of all, he loved spending
time with his grandsons.
James S. Breese
Shirley Kennedy Citsay
KING – Donald, funeral 11 a.m. today call at 9:30 a.m. until the time of
fax or e-mail, please call to in the Benton Christian Church, service.
Preceding him in death are his May 5, 1956 - July 9, 2008
confirm. Obituaries must be wife, the former RitaYankoski,1996; July 28, 1931 to May 5, 2009
Third and Church Streets, Benton. WILLIAMS – Irene, family and
submitted by 9 p.m. Sunday The family will receive friends 10 friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today brother, John Valasa; sisters, Anna
through Thursday and 7:30 to 11 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday at
KNAPP – Ronald, funeral 11 a.m. the Karl E. Blight Funeral Home,
p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Saturday at the Sunshine Full 392 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Happy Birthday
Obituaries must be sent by a
funeral home or crematory,
Gospel Church, Sunshine Road,
Shickshinny. Friends may call at
Interment will follow in Chapel
Lawn Memorial Park. Celebration
In Heaven
or must name who is hand- the church 9 a.m. until the time of life at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the
ling arrangements, with of services. Dorranceton United Methodist
KOREY – George, prayer service 2 Church, 549 Wyoming Ave., Happy 55th Birthday my Sweetheart.
address and phone number. p.m. May 28 at the Mercy Center Kingston.
We discourage handwritten Another Birthday with the Lord.
Chapel, Misericordia University Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! You are missed today just as the day
notices; they incur a $15
typing fee.
campus, Dallas. All are welcome
to attend. G en etti’s Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine! God took you home.
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
KOSSA – Frank, funeral 4 p.m. A fterFu nera lLu ncheons Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
I know you will be waiting for me,
beyond God’s Sunset.
Sta rting a t$7.95 p erp erson This is my story, this is my song,
M .J. JUD G E H otelBerea vem entR a tes Maciej Siedlecki
Praising my Savior all the day long
This is my story, this is my song,
Together we will share a new dawn
in the light of our Lord.
I love you Dolly.
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Happy Birthday In Heaven.
Deeply Loved & Missed
8 2 9 -4 8 8 1
Greatly Missed and Dearly Loved By Your Michael
Mom, Dad, Sister, wife Barbara, sister Beverly,
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Brown tells of return to upbringing MUNICIPAL BRIEFS newsletter.

PLAINS TWP. – The Plains


WARRIOR RUN – Borough Parks and Recreation Board will
Council will hold its monthly meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the
meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at Birchwood Hills Park office.
Former ND and Raiders retire. However, something the Warrior Run Volunteer Fire
Co. building on Academy Street. SWOYERSVILLE – The
changed his mind. While praying
football star speaks at Swoyersville Senior Citizens
one night, he said, he heard
Volunteers of America dinner. these words: “Now it’s time for NEWPORT TWP. – The New- will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
you to serve.” port Township Community
Organization will meet Tuesday JENKINS TWP. – The
It took some time to realize monthly meeting of the Jenkins
By JERRY LYNOTT what it meant, he added. He was at 6:30 p.m. at the Guardian
Township Senior Citizens Orga-
jlynott@timesleader.com Elder Care Center in Sheatown.
to serve the men in the locker nization will beat 6 p.m. Tues-
The meeting will focus on day in the Jenkins Township
WILKES-BARRE – For a guy room, he said, and stayed on an-
placing two picnic tables at one Hose Co. Building.
who made a career out of catch- other eight years. of the community’s recreation
ing footballs, it was easy for Tim To this day he meets players May marks the anniversary of
areas, organizing a presentation the senior citizens group’s for-
Brown to get caught up in the who still call him captain from by a community high school mation, and a special dinner will
lifestyle of a rich professional when he was team captain, he student about his senior project be held to celebrate. The group
athlete. said. on the mining industry in the is inviting residents of the town-
As the featured speaker Brown complimented his township, and picking up, stor- ship and neighboring towns 55
Wednesday night for the eighth host, the Volunteers of America, ing and using a commercial and older to join the group. For
annual Celebrity Dinner hosted for its faith-based programs that printer that has been donated to more information, call Jean at
by the Volunteers of America, deal with youth, the homeless the organization for printing its 654-9710.
Brown, a first-round draft pick in and efforts to bring people out of
1988 by the NFL’s Los Angeles poverty. The former football star
Raiders, spoke about how fame assists non-profits with fundrais-
and fortune sidetracked him for
a time and what returned the son
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He also had some fun with the
FUNDRAISER IN BLOOM
of a missionary to his Christian Penn State fans who attended.
upbringing. “How many Notre Dame fans
The 1987 Heisman trophy do we have here?” he asked the
winner from Notre Dame took to crowd of several hundred in a
wearing a towel over his head banquet room at the Genetti Ho-
while in the Raiders’ locker room tel & Conference Center. “Can
to block his view of the goings somebody explain to me how I
on. Players were smoking and ended up having a Penn State fan
drinking and cursing, he re- pick me up?”
called. He might have earned the re-
Eventually it wore off on him PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER spect of some Penn State fans
and he lived the high life, going Tim Brown, former Notre Dame and NFL player, spoke at the when he spoke of the school’s
out on the town with movie stars Volunteers of America dinner Wednesday at Genetti’s. football coach, Joe Paterno.
and other athletes, he recalled. “I like Joe Pa,” Brown admit-
“It got to the point where I ted.
couldn’t look at myself in the man he was raised to be and de- man God wanted me to be,” said The coach had high regards
mirror,” said Brown. In order to cided to become that person, Brown. for Brown too, he said. Paterno
CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER
do things like brush his teeth, he knowing he would stand out He earned the respect of his approached him after a game be-
found a way to avoid eye contact
with himself.
from his teammates.
In the two years it took for him
teammates to the point they
played Christian rock in the
tween the schools, rubbed
Brown’s head and said, “Timmy, S elena Ellis and Melinda Remley, both of Victims Re-
source Center, on Wednesday morning load geraniums
that will be sold in an annual fundraiser for the non-profit
“I literally had to do that in the to transform he was tested by weight room and toned down you should have been at Penn
dark,” he said. other players, but he was com- their coarse language. State.” center inside the Plains Township Ambulance garage.
At some point, he said, he real- mitted, he said. By the time he reached the age
ized he was not acting like the “I was determined to be the of 30, Brown said, he planned to

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Editorial
Our endorsement
Wilkes-Barre Mayor (Democrat)

Tom Leighton
Record of city improvements
merits another term for mayor

G
IVE WILKES-BARRE Mayor
Tom Leighton a few minutes
and he’ll take an hour – not be-
cause he’s long-winded, but because he
has two terms of accomplishments un-
der his belt that even his opponents ac-
knowledge: A revitalized downtown
with a net gain of 53 new businesses, a
multiplex movie theater, a city credit
rating restored from abysmal to stable,
new downtown streetlights and side-
walks, revamped facilities at Coal
Street Park …
And on and on. It’s a tough record to rival, and it’s the reason
The Times Leader endorsement panel unanimously picked
Leighton as the preferred candidate in the May 17 Democratic
primary.
Leighton’s political opponents in this race – from both parties –
argue he has focused on downtown at the expense of city “neigh-
borhoods.” The incumbent counters that 1) he was initially elect-
ed to revive a dying downtown, 2) downtown provides the largest
single infusion of tax dollars to city coffers, benefiting all resi-
dents, and 3) he has steered millions of dollars into neighborhood MAIL BAG LETTERS FROM READERS
improvements such as paving roads and repairing bridges and
sewers.
To those people who say Leighton has let crime fester, he touts Magistrate candidate ELECTION NOTICE
to safeguard tax dollars. She will work to
keep funds directed to their intended pur-

feels he’s best-qualified


a net increase of 29 new police officers during his tenure. pose without wasteful spending. I also
The Times Leader will stop publishing
The incumbent has flaws. Allegations of sweetheart deals in- believe she will consistently ask questions
letters on May 13 related to this month’s
volving city transactions continue to dog him despite his denials, primary election. Letters received prior and work with other elected council mem-

A
a problem easily corrected with more rigorous transparency. His s I’ve been going door to door meeting
to the cutoff date will be printed as space bers to provide accountability to the tax-
answers to our endorsement panel’s questions regarding police voters, I’ve found that people are con- allows. To increase the likelihood of payers.
management made him sound almost too detached from that vi- cerned about the integrity of elected getting your letter published, keep it
officials. In our discussions, the people I Elect Kathy Dobash for Luzerne County
tal component of public safety. brief and submit it via email.
meet agree: The best way to improve the •••
Council.
And disagreements with Crime Watch participants over the
integrity of our city and the quality of life Diane Gregoire
city’s lack of a police department liaison dedicated to the group –
resolved only recently, after popular Crime Watch leader Char- in our community is to ensure the most SEND US YOUR OPINION Hazleton
qualified, experienced people are put into Letters to the editor must include the
lotte Raup decided to run against Leighton – always seemed coun-
W-B Twp. candidate
writer’s name, address and daytime
terproductive. office. phone number for verification. Letters
Perhaps most important, this endorsement does not diminish For the position of magisterial district should be no more than 250 words. We
the concern for neighborhood improvements reverberating
throughout the city – concerns strong enough to push five people
into the race to unseat Leighton, 50. He ignores those concerns at
judge in Wilkes-Barre’s 11-1-01, I am that
person.
Besides being an attorney with 15 years
reserve the right to edit and limit writers
to one published letter every 30 days.
• E-mail: mailbag@timesleader.com
backed in run for mayor
I
experience, including five years as a prose- • Fax: 570-829-5537 support Abe Belles for mayor of Wilkes-
his own political peril. But we believe his record makes him a clear • Mail: Mail Bag, The Times Leader, 15
choice to lead this city of about 42,000 for the next four years. cutor in the Luzerne County District At- Barre Township.
N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 1871 1
In November, the winner of the Democratic nomination will torney’s Office, I am also the only candi- You might say his age is a factor. But
face one of three Republican contenders: Karen Ceppa, Lisa Cope date who has experience doing everything with good people around him, and his
or Frank Sorick. The mayoral post pays about $80,000 per year. the magisterial district judge does. honesty and sincerity, it’s a plus.
On the civil side, I have experience con- back only nine years and remember what it Abe Belles cares about the future of
was like. Then, with open eyes, look at the
Leighton’s opponents: Raup, Punko ducting civil hearings and rendering deci-
sions on arbitration panels and as a Medi- progress we have made under Leighton’s
leadership. Unprecedented!
Wilkes-Barre Township and its young
residents. Abe might not win, but he cares
care hearing officer. I am also the only enough to try. At least he doesn’t have

B
Y VIRTUE OF her personal commitment to candidate with felony jury trial experience Any rational person knows it begins in cronies around him.
the city’s Crime Watch network – 16 years and experience doing felony preliminary the downtown, and Mayor Leighton’s Wilkes-Barre Township needs real, pro-
patrolling streets without compensation – hearings in criminal court as both a prose- leadership is evident everywhere down- gressive leadership and down-to-earth
Charlotte Raup brings a new dynamic to the may- cutor and defense attorney. town. ideas.
oral race. Most important, I have worked for sever- Let’s not forget that Mayor Leighton also
“I’m ready for this,” the 54-year-old said soon Joseph Naperkowski
al years in the 11-1-01 Magisterial District has improved recreation facilities through- Wilkes-Barre
after announcing her decision to run. “This is ve- Court, appearing on behalf of the district out the city, gone into neighborhoods to
ry personal for me.” Raup attorney’s office, the public defender’s tear down abandoned buildings and in-
If elected, Raup promises to cut the mayor’s
yearly salary by $20,000 and to work with community and busi-
office and my private practice. I have far
more experience than any other candidate
stitute new home building, paved many
roads and repaired many catch basins,
School voucher bill
ness groups. She wants to eliminate city council members’ health
care benefits, crack down on absentee or negligent landlords, and
look to similar-sized cities for successful ways to improve Wilkes-
with the types of cases that come before
this court and with the day-to-day oper-
showed leadership in public safety by
hiring more police officers and authorizing
a drain on taxpayers
A
ations of this courtroom. I also have a clear more neighborhood patrols, and stream- report released by Pennsylvania’s
Barre.
understanding of the law, to be able to lined city government. Leighton did and Education Law Center shows that the
Raup might lack the experience and managerial expertise of in-
cumbent Tom Leighton, but few people would question her sincer- make the correct legal judgments. will continue all this with a significantly school voucher bill (SB1) currently
ity and drive. Or her loyal following within the city. This is especially important in Wilkes- smaller city staff than in the past. before the Legislature in Harrisburg would
Nick Punko, in contrast, has redefined “low profile” in his run Barre’s Magisterial District 11-1-01 because Sure, Wilkes-Barre still has problems, as cost the state’s taxpayers more than $1
for the Democratic nomination for mayor. He has declined to be it has the second-highest caseload in Lu- do all nearby communities. But by re- billion in its first four years.
photographed, declined interviews and did not respond to repeat- zerne County. The person who takes over electing Tom Leighton as mayor we will It also shows that less than 8 percent of
ed messages inviting him to meet with The Times Leader endorse- this position must hit the ground running. see a better Wilkes-Barre and continued the funds would go to kids from the
ment panel. This is a legal position that should be filled progress. “worst” 144 schools in the state, while
In one brief conversation with a reporter, Punko, 54, said he was by someone with knowledge of the law.
Bill Eydler two-thirds of the money would go to stu-
a truck driver fed up with the city’s shoddy streets, and that he Wilkes-Barre residents deserve the best-
and dents already enrolled in religious and
wanted to see the focus shift from downtown to the neighbor- qualified, most experienced candidate they Diane Eydler
can get. other private schools.
hoods. He also said he ran for mayor because some friends “put me Wilkes-Barre
I want to put my experience and qual- Let’s face it: The school voucher bill
up to it.”
ifications to work for Wilkes-Barre. I humb- would drain public funds away from the
ly ask for your vote on Tuesday, May 17. Writer believes Dobash public schools that exist to serve all kids,
and because the vast majority of the pri-
Follow our primary endorsements Christopher J. O’Donnell
Wilkes-Barre
Candidate for magisterial district judge
will work well on council vate schools that would benefit from this
bill are religious, the bill would violate the
Wilkes-Barre District 11-1-01

I
Read all of The Times Leader’s endorsements for the May 17 met Kathy Dobash through a good state constitution.
primary election. Also, watch the candidates’ interviews with friend. I wanted my daughter to take art State lawmakers need to remember
our endorsement panel and find related news articles on our
website, www.timesleader.com. Progress will continue lessons because she likes to draw. So
Kathy comes to my home every week and
what Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin
wrote more than 200 years ago: “When a
Wednesday: Wilkes-Barre mayor, Republican Party
• TODAY: Wilkes-Barre mayor, Democratic Party if Leighton is re-elected teaches art to three children. She is show-
ing the children’s work at the Hazleton
religion is good, I conceive it will support
itself; and when it does not support itself,
Friday: Luzerne County Council, Republican Party library during May. and God does not care to support it, so

A
recent writer concluded that she is
Saturday: Luzerne County Council, Democratic Party not satisfied with Mayor Tom Leight- Kathy is a great person to know; she that its professors (adherents) are obliged
Sunday: Luzerne County judges works well with everyone! to call for the help of the civil power (gov-
on’s efforts and leadership. We wonder
EDITORIAL BOARD if that person would be satisfied with any- She is a candidate for Luzerne County ernment), ’tis a sign, I apprehend, of its
thing. Council. I believe she is serious about her being a bad one.”
RICHARD L. CONNOR MARK E. JONES
Wilkes-Barre is indeed a “great city” and concern for the children of this county. Edd Doerr
Editor and Publisher Editorial Page Editor
JOSEPH BUTKIEWICZ PRASHANT SHITUT it is getting better day by day, this under Her understanding and compassion will President, Americans for Religious Liberty
Vice President/Executive Editor President/Wilkes-Barre Publishing Co. the leadership of Mayor Leighton. Look be required to ask the important questions Silver Spring, Md.

MALLARD FILLMORE DOONESBURY


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Fake Osama photos making the rounds Suspect


grilled at
The images of a supposedly Newsrooms and the public eye, and he is grimacing as if he ed the photo, which liveleak.com or not.”

CIA prison
have been left in the tough spot of died in pain. The White House indicated was made with a photo Experienced photo editors can
dead bin Laden are jarring,
deciding what to believe when says bin Laden was shot above of bin Laden digitally stitched in- often spot telltale inconsisten-
but they’re also not real. software has made doctoring his left eye. to a still from the 2001 movie cies such as shifts in color, con-
photographs easier than ever. Reuters reported on its pho- “Black Hawk Down.” trast or light source that signal a

By MARCUS WOHLSEN
Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — The im-
And the hunger for visual evi-
dence of bin Laden’s death may
only grow now that President Ba-
rack Obama has said the govern-
tography blog that the mouth,
ear and beard in the picture ex-
actly matched a photo the news
agency had snapped of bin Laden
Another picture, by far the
most gruesome, shows an ex-
tremely bloody face that resem-
bles bin Laden with most of the
fake, Lyon said.
For the most newsworthy pho-
tos that also raise suspicions, the
AP has access to software that
gave clue
ages are bloody, grotesque and ment’s photos will remain classi- at a news conference in1998. The skull missing and brain visible. can analyze photos down to the The CIA had approved use of
convincing: Osama bin Laden fied. upper half of the face appears to The spread of fake photos and level of the pixel, the basic build-
rough techniques at “black
lies dead, the left side of his head “I don’t think society tolerates be from a different corpse. the ease of making them has ing block of all digital images.
blasted away. the invisible anymore,” said Fred Another photo released on the forced news organizations to be At least as important as the im- site” in Poland.
Unverified photos purporting Ritchin, a professor of photogra- website liveleak.com shows bin more vigilant than ever. age itself is vetting the credibility
to show bin Laden’s corpse rock- phy at New York University who Laden lying on his back with a “The challenge here is these of its source, Lyon said.
eted around the world on televi- has written about digital technol- wound over one eye as a soldier techniques are quite sophisticat- The AP did not escape from By KEN DILANIAN
sion, online via social media and ogy undermining trust in the ve- with an American flag insignia ed,” said Santiago Lyon, director the lightning spread of doctored Tribune Washington Bureau
in print almost as soon as his racity of photographs. “Every- on his shoulder stands over the of photography for The Associat- photos. The news service pulled WASHINGTON — An al-Qai-
death was announced. thing has to be imaged.” body. The photo is in green and ed Press. “A good Photoshop from its wires a total of six photos da suspect who was subjected to
The pictures have spread with- In perhaps the most widely dis- black, as if taken with a night vi- forger ... can make it very difficult that included apparently doc- harsh interrogation techniques at
out regard for their origin or tributed photo, a bloodied bin La- sion lens. at first glance to detect whether tored images of bin Laden’s a secret CIA prison in early 2004
whether the images are real. den appears to be missing his left The website has since retract- an image has been manipulated corpse the AP could not verify. provided his interrogators with a
clue — the nom de guerre of a
mysterious courier — that ulti-

OSAMA
enemy commander in the field.”
mately proved crucial to finding
Holder also said the team that
and killing Osama bin Laden, of-
carried out the raid had been
ficials said Wednesday.
trained to take bin Laden alive if
Continued from Page 1A The CIA had approved use of
he was willing to surrender. “It
sleep deprivation, slapping, nud-
are” as a country. Though some was a kill-or-capture mission,” he
ity, water dousing and other co-
may deny his death, “the fact of said. “He made no attempt to
ercive techniques at the now-
the matter is you will not see bin surrender.”
closed CIA “black site” in Poland
Laden walking this earth again,” Bin Laden had evaded capture
where the Pakistani-born detai-
the president said in an interview for nearly a decade, and officials
nee, Hassan Ghul, was held, ac-
taped for CBS’ “60 Minutes.” said he had currency as well as
cording to a 2005 Justice Depart-
He said any release of the pho- two telephone numbers sewn in-
ment memo, which cited Ghul by
tos could become a propaganda to his clothing when he was
name. Two U.S. officials said
tool for bin Laden’s adherents ea- killed, suggesting he was pre-
Wednesday that some of those
ger to incite violence. pared to leave his surroundings
now-prohibited
White House press secretary on a moment’s notice if he sensed
practices were “The people
Jay Carney said the president’s danger.
directed at who say ‘en-
decision applied to photographs Administration officials said
Ghul.
of bin Laden, said to show a por- the two dozen SEALs involved in
Ghul was not hanced in-
tion of his skull blown away from the operation were back at their
water boarded, terrogation
a gunshot wound to the area of home base outside Virginia
or subject to techniques’
his left eye, as well as to a video Beach, Va., and the extensive de-
near-drowning, directly led to
recording of his burial several briefing they underwent was
the most noto-
hours later in the North Arabian complete. Saluted as heroes na-
rious interroga- catching bin
Sea. AP PHOTO tionwide, they remained publi-
tion technique Laden are
The president made no public A Pakistani child is seen in front of Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad on Wednesday. cly unidentified because of secu-
and one that wrong, and
remarks during the day about the The town’s residents were still confused and suspicious on Wednesday about bin Laden’s killing. rity concerns.
critics describe
raid, apart from the taped inter- In addition to bin Laden’s
as torture.
the people
view. But he arranged a visit for cials have said he was unarmed said bin Laden’s body was identi- its of the raid itself against the body, the SEALs helicoptered
Two other who say they
today to ground zero in Manhat- but resisted when an unknown fied by several means, including man behind the terror attacks out of the compound with com-
CIA prisoners had nothing
tan, where the World Trade Cen- number of commandos burst in- a DNA test. Members of Con- that killed nearly 3,000 Ameri- puter files, flash drives, DVDs
— al-Qaida’s to do with it
ter twin towers once stood. to his room inside the high-secu- gress who received a briefing cans on Sept. 11, 2001. and documents that intelligence
operations
After two days of shifting ac- rity compound. during the day said a sample Attorney General Eric Holder officials have begun analyzing in
chief Khalid are also
counts of the dramatic raid, Car- The officials who gave the lat- from the body killed at the com- told Congress the operation was hopes the information will help
Sheikh Mo- wrong.”
ney said he would no longer pro- est details said a U.S. commando pound in Pakistan was compared “entirely lawful and consistent them degrade or destroy the net- Former CIA
hammed, and
vide details of the 40-minute op- grabbed a woman who charged to known DNA from bin Laden’s with our values” and justified as work bin Laden left behind. official
his successor,
eration by the team of elite Navy toward the SEALs inside the mother and three sons. "an action of national self-de- In New York today, Carney
Abu Faraj al-
SEALs. That left unresolved nu- room. They said the raiders were After two days of speculation fense.” Noting that bin Laden said, Obama will lay a wreath at
Libbi — gave
merous mysteries, prominent concerned that she might be about releasing the photographs, had admitted his involvement in the World Trade Center site and
their interrogators false informa-
among them an exact account- wearing a suicide vest. there was no detectable public the events of nearly a decade ago, hold a private meeting with rela-
tion about the courier after they
ing of bin Laden’s demise. Offi- Administration officials have debate in the U.S. about the mer- he said, “It’s lawful to target an tives of some of the victims.
were water boarded repeatedly,
U.S. officials said.

LAIR “We had to blow the helicopter


monitoring for months longer than that. The first bullet struck bin Laden in the Those lies also played a role in
Intelligence officials watched so closely chest. The second struck above his left eye, the decade-long manhunt, how-
that they saw a family’s clothes on the third and that probably woke up a blowing away part of his skull. ever.
Continued from Page 1A
floor balcony and, at one point, a man re- lot of people, including the It is not confirmed whether the shots In the end, intelligence gained
sembling bin Laden out in the courtyard, came from one commando, two or in a from interviews with numerous
Laden’s room and which commando, or Panetta said. They surmised bin Laden Pakistanis.” spray of gunfire. The son was shot dead in detainees, high-tech eavesdrop-
two, killed bin Laden. and his “hidden family” lived on the sec- Leon Panetta that room, too. ping and surveillance, and other
To some in government and intelligence ond and third floors, because his trusted CIA director The raiders’ work was not done. investigative spadework provid-
circles, the operation bore the hallmarks of courier — who had unwittingly drawn the They quickly swept the compound, re- ed insights into people who were
a pure kill mission despite officials’ state- U.S. to this unlikely hideout — occupied trieving possibly crucial records on the op- close to bin Laden.
ments that “Geronimo” would have been the first floor, with his brother in a gues- and-death calls about who was lethal and erations of al-Qaida. The nuances of that complex
taken alive if he had surrendered. thouse. who was just in their way. The SEALs went They destroyed the chopper that gave chain of events were often lost
When two helicopters carrying the com- in with the assumption that some of those them trouble. This renewed worries that Wednesday amid a renewed pub-
Obama gives the green light mandos crossed over into Pakistan, the op- they encountered might be wearing explo- Pakistani authorities would discover the lic debate about the efficacy and
Late last week, Panetta got the word that eration invited its first risk. Pakistani au- sive suicide vests. mission prematurely. Neighbors certainly morality of coercive interroga-
Obama was giving the green light for the thorities, kept in the dark about the U.S. A violent melee was going on, key de- noticed. “We had to blow the helicopter,” tions that the CIA carried out un-
raid. Other options, including the idea of mission, might engage the choppers. tails still largely a mystery. Panetta said, “and that probably woke up a der President George W. Bush.
“just blowing the place up” from a B-2 bom- But the strong Pakistani military pres- The raiders trying to get into the house lot of people, including the Pakistanis.” “I think the issue has been mis-
ber, had been discarded, he said. ence in Abbottabad, with a military acade- breached three or four walls, Panetta said, The non-combatants, their hands bound characterized on both sides,”
Obama directed Panetta to proceed un- my near the compound, provided a cover not specifying whether they scaled them with plastic ties, were left for Pakistani offi- said a former CIA official who
der Title 50, meaning this would be a cov- for the Americans. No one would be sur- or blew holes. On the first floor, the SEALs cials to round up. was involved in internal debate
ert operation. prised to hear choppers flying at night. killed the courier and his brother, and the The raiders boarded the remaining over the so-called “enhanced in-
Operational control fell to Adm. William Reaching their target, the raiders sud- courier’s wife died in crossfire. They shot Black Hawk and flew off to the USS Carl terrogation techniques” program
McRaven, head of the Joint Special Forces denly had to improvise. open some doors. Vinson in the North Arabian Sea, bin La- at the time. “The people who say
Command, who is stationed in Afghanis- Their plan to place a rappelling team on They then swept upstairs and burst into den’s body with them. ‘enhanced interrogation tech-
tan. Panetta said: “My instructions to Ad- the roof with a second team dropping into a third floor room, entering one at a time, Only then was Pakistan informed of niques’ directly led to catching
miral McRaven were, ‘Admiral, go in and the courtyard was jettisoned when one of said Carney. There all the U.S. intelligence, what had happened in its land. bin Laden are wrong, and the
get bin Laden. And if he’s not there, get the the helicopters had to put down hard. Both the surmising and the guesswork paid off. Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mul- people who say they had nothing
hell out.’ ” choppers landed in the courtyard, behind Bin Laden’s wife charged at the SEALs, len called Pakistani Army chief Ashfaq to do with it are also wrong.”
Team Six was ready. one ring of walls with more to go. crying her husband’s name at one point. Kayani to tell him that an operation he had The current CIA director, Leon
Its 25 members had rehearsed the as- . They shot her in the calf. Officials said one not known about was complete, a U.S. offi- Panetta, said it was impossible to
sault many times — two or three times a Gunfire erupted, as the commandos SEAL grabbed a woman, fearing she might cial said. Panetta called his Pakistani coun- know if the same information
night in Afghanistan, Panetta said. The surely had expected and might have start- be wearing a suicide vest, and pulled her terpart shortly afterward. could have been gleaned without
U.S. had a strong sense for at least several ed. But the compound was populated with away from his team. Whether that was bin Mere hours after the operation, before using those techniques, which
months that bin Laden might be at the more than two dozen children and women, Laden’s wife has not been confirmed. Also most of the world knew bin Laden was have been banned under Presi-
compound, which Americans had been according to the U.S. The raiders faced life- in the room were bin Laden and a son. killed, his body was buried at sea. dent Barack Obama.

W-B center dedicated PHOTOS: VIDEO:


St. Joseph’s Center, a Scranton-based Coughlin de- Prince Charles
non-profit, dedicated its new Adult
Day Program office in Wilkes-Barre feats Berwick visits Wash-
Wednesday. TL reporter Matt Hughes in overtime ington D.C.
takes you behind the scenes.
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KENTUCKY DERBY C A L D E R C U P P L AY O F F S

1 CHARLOTTE
CHECKERS
WBS
PENGUINS 0

PENS HELD IN CHECK An unspoken


PAUL SOKOLOSKI
OPINION
AP PHOTO

Owner Mike Repole (left) and


trainer Todd Pletcher listen as
post positions are drawn for the
137th Kentucky Derby at Chur-
chill Downs on Wednesday.
danger playing
Dialed In no favorites
installed I
t started with a thicket of tangled of
legs.
It ended with a stumbling colli-

as favorite
sion.
And it nearly made the Tunkhannock
Tigers sick.
Because the guy who makes them go
The Nick Zito-trained horse wasn’t moving.
It turned out Mike Papi merely
was given 4-1 odds after
bruised his shoulder while taking a
getting an encouraging draw. tumble on his fifth-inning groundout
against Holy Redeemer on Tuesday.
But the sight of their star leaving the
By BETH HARRIS game gave the Tigers reason to trem-
AP Racing Writer ble.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Dialed In “I mean, everyone’s hearts went into
was made the early 4-1 favorite their throats,” said Tunkhannock pitch-
for the Kentucky Derby after er/first baseman Rich Condeelis. “He
drawing the favorable No. 8 post, (Papi) is a tough kid. To see him down
with Uncle Mo as the second and out for awhile, that was a little bit
choice in a full field of 20 horses. scary to everybody.”
Trained by two-time Derby Papi – who’s expected to return in
winner Nick Zito, Dialed In has time for today’s game against Wyoming
won three of Area – wasn’t as much frightened as he
four career was perturbed, because the last time he
UP NEXT races. Owner didn’t finish a game he started was …
Kentucky Robert La- “Never,” Papi said.
Derby Penta let out But there he was on the bench at for
Saturday a cheer when the final 2½ innings Tuesday, forced to
TV Coverage
5 p.m., NBC
the post was watch this time rather than help the
drawn on Tigers hang onto a heart-pounding 10-9
Wednesday. victory.
“It’s a big thing, and he de- All because Papi, who’s so smooth
serves it,” Zito said, referring to and talented he’s headed to Virginia to
his horse’s status as the favorite. play on a college baseball scholarship
Three times in the last seven next season, finally got a pitch to hit.
runnings the favorite has worn He doesn’t get many, as the No. 3
the garland of roses, most recent- hitter in Tunkhannock’s lineup has as
ly Big Brown in 2008. many walks as official at-bats on the
“So far, so good,” Zito said. “If season. That’s just fine with Tigers
he has another couple of good cleanup man Mike Healey, who has
days we’ll be happy. Things are slugged five homers this year and leads
doing all right.” the Wyoming Valley Conference with
Things haven’t been going so 25 RBI in 10 games.
well for Uncle Mo, who drew the “My teammates behind me are defi-
No. 18 post, three slots from the nitely capitalizing on the option I’m
outside. The colt is being treated leaving them,” Papi said.
for a gastrointestinal infection, Take him out of Tunkhannock’s li-
which was blamed for his stun- neup, and some of those options come
ning first-ever defeat in last crashing down.
month’s Wood Memorial. That’s what happened in the top of
Owner Mike Repole has said if the fifth inning against Holy Redeemer.
Uncle Mo isn’t sufficiently reco- Papi had already drawn two more
vered, then he won’t run in Sat- SAM SHARPE/WWW.THESHARPEIMAGE.COM walks to add to a season full of them,
urday’s 11⁄4-mile Derby. However, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguin Nick Petersen (40) delivers a big hit during Game 4 of the East Division Finals against the smacked a homer, then got tangled up
trainer Todd Pletcher said Uncle Charlotte Checkers Wednesday night in Charlotte, N.C. But the Checkers scored the biggest hit of the night, winning 1-0 on while trying to beat the first baseman
Mo might be able to win even if a late goal in regulation to put the Penguins on the brink of elimination. to the bag on a grounder.
he’s at less than his best. Papi came down hard on his shoul-
“But we’re committed to bring-
ing him over there at 100 percent,
anything less than that, we won’t
Third-period goal gives Charlotte control der, which is why he went to the bench
instead of finishing the game as an ace
relief pitcher.
accept,” he said. By TOM VENESKY That’s when Brett Sterling fired a shot “I was coming to the base,” Papi
Uncle Mo, who was last year’s tvenesky@timesleader.com UP NEXT from in close on Murphy that the Char- said. “I think he (the first baseman)
2-year-old champion, jogged a CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Wilkes- GAME 5 lotte goaltender thought he had covered. slid feet-first into the base.”
mile around the dirt track at Barre/Scranton Penguins did just about WBS Penguins at Charlotte Checkers But the puck slid underneath Murphy The rest of the Tigers seemed to lose
7 p.m. Friday
Churchill Downs on Wednesday everything right offensively during and laid in the paint when Ryan Craig their footing along with him.
and later stood in the starting Wednesday’s Game 4 matchup against swooped in to slam it into the net. They didn’t score another run, or
gate to familiarize himself with the Charlotte Checkers. take a 3-1 series lead in the East Division The officials waived off the goal, how- manage another hit, after Papi left.
the surroundings. He is sched- They spent tons of time in the offensive finals with Game 5 this Friday in Char- ever, citing incidental contact with the The Tigers disagree they were too
uled to gallop on Thursday. zone and created chances from just about lotte. goaltender before Craig shot it in. shaken to get back in the swing of
“I’ve always said I think he’s the every spot. They even peppered Char- While Murphy did make several great Penguins coach John Hynes said there things.
best horse of his generation,” lotte goaltender Mike Murphy with 44 saves throughout the game to preserve wasn’t any contact with Murphy. “I’d look at it like you’re trying to win
Pletcher said. “We proved that shots. the shutout, it was the stop made by the “I thought during the game there was the game for him,” Condeelis said.
Unfortunately for the Penguins, he officials that kept the Penguins off the But winning without him makes it
See DERBY, Page 7B saved them all as the Checkers won 1-0 to board midway through the first period. See PENGUINS, Page 4B tougher on the Tigers, especially after
watching Papi stay on the ground for a
good while.
N H L P L AYO F F S “That’s frightening,” Tunkhannock
coach Gary Custer said. “We don’t

Flyers in need of another miracle, fall behind Boston 3-0 again


want to see that guy get hurt. It was a
clean play. That’s the way it works.”
It works this way in baseball, wheth-
er you are at the top of your game or
By JIMMY GOLEN struggling. With little rhyme or reason,
AP Sports Writer things can change in an instant, and
BOSTON — Zdeno Chara and David fortunes can change for anyone.
Krejci scored in the opening 63 seconds, “Most definitely,” said Custer, a good
and the Bruins added two more goals in baseball man. “It could be one pitch,
a 95-second span in the second period anything can happen. Play the game
on Wednesday night to beat the Phila-
delphia Flyers 5-1 and take a 3-0 lead in 5
BRUINS
1
FLYERS
hard, play the game the right way, and
things like that are more likely to hap-
the Eastern Conference semifinals. pen.”
One year after watching their 3-0 se- That is something baseball players
ries lead disappear in an unprecedented Bruins lead series, 3-0 can’t consider, because playing with
collapse, the Bruins again moved one Game 4: 8 p.m. Friday, Versus fear can put them in a paralyzing funk.
game from sweeping Philadelphia in the But the opportunity for injury is always
conference semis. This year they have a the Flyers before he was replaced with there, in every game, through every
chance to do it at home, with Game 4 on 4:46 left in the second period after Da- inning, with every pitch. Even for big-
Friday night at the TD Garden. niel Paille and Nathan Horton scored to name players as skilled as Mike Papi.
Tim Thomas made 37 saves for Bos- make it 4-0. Sergei Bobrovsky made sev- AP PHOTO
Paul Sokoloski is a Times Leader sports
ton, which hasn’t reached the confer- en saves the rest of the way. Bruins winger Shawn Thornton (right) cheers following a second-period goal by columnist. You may reach him at 970-7109 or
ence finals since 1992. teammate Daniel Paille. Boston again has a 3-0 series lead over Philadelphia, email him at psokoloski@timesleader.com.
Brian Boucher stopped 16 shots for See FLYERS, Page 6B but the Flyers posted a historic rally from that same deficit a year ago.
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EXTRA INNINGS L O C A L
C A L E N D A R AMERICA’S LINE
REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS

CAMPS CLINICS Heights Packers Mini Football and


SPORTS IN BRIEF Thursday, May 5
Cheerleading will hold early regis-
By ROXY ROXBOROUGH Crestwood Comet Boys Basketball trations from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on
H.S. BASEBALL
Camp, under the direction of head Saturday at Stanton Lanes and
LOCAL (4:15 p.m.)
Wyoming Valley West at Dallas Note: In order to read the boxing lines, use the following example; to wager on from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 22 and
Wyoming Area at Tunkhannock coach Mark Atherton, is now
Coughlin at Crestwood Manny Pacquiao, you would put up $800 to win back $100, or, to wager on Shane accepting applications. The camp May 29 at Casey Park. Cost for
H.S. BOYS TENNIS Holy Redeemer at Nanticoke Mosley, you would put up $100 to win back $550 May only is $45 single child, $60
Hazleton Area at Pittston Area will be held the week of June 27 to
D2 tournament opens GAR at Hanover Area July 1. The morning sessions will be for two children and $70 for a
PHILLIES ( 7.0 ) Nationals
H.S. SOFTBALL BASEBALL
for boys entering third through family. Each new participant will
(4:15 p.m.) Favorite Odds Underdog BRAVES ( 7.5 ) Brewers need to provide a copy of their
Wyoming Valley West at Dallas fifth grade. The afternoon session
The District 2 Class 3A boys Wyoming Area at Tunkhannock American League D’BACKS ( 9.0 ) Rockies
is for boys entering grades sixth birth certificate. There is only one
Coughlin at Crestwood mandatory fundraiser.
team tennis championships will Holy Redeemer at Nanticoke Yankees ( 9.5 ) TIGERS NBA
through ninth. Both sessions will
begin today with when fifth- Hazleton Area at Pittston Area RAYS ( 7.5 ) Blue Jays
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be held at the Crestwood Middle Plains American Legion Baseball
GAR at Hanover Area will conduct tryouts as follows:
Thursday School. For more information, call
seeded Delaware Valley plays at H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL RED SOX ( 9.0 ) Angels
Junior tryouts will be at 3 p.m.
(5:45 p.m.) No Games Scheduled Coach Atherton at 825-4116 or
fourth-seeded Hazleton Area at Holy Redeemer at North Pocono ROYALS ( 9.0 ) Orioles
May 7 and May 14 and at 1 p.m. on
Tunkhannock at Hazleton Area Saturday email him at mark.ather-
4 p.m. Lake-Lehman at Berwick
A’S ( 7.5 ) Indians
GRIZZLIES 3.5 Thunder ton@csdcomets.org. May 15. Senior Legion tryouts will
Sixth-seeded Crestwood will Abington Heights at Dallas Rangers ( 7.0 ) MARINERS
Holy Redeemer Boys Basketball be at 5 p.m. on May 7, 14 and 15. All
Nanticoke at Wyoming Area CELTICS 3 Heat
National League tryouts will be held at Hilldale
play at third-seeded Tunkhan- (4:15 p.m.)
H.S. GIRLS SOCCER
NHL Clinic for boys grades 4 through 9
Baseball Field. Players must attend
REDS ( 8.5 ) Astros will be held June 23 through June
nock at 4 p.m. Friday. The win- Dallas at Coughlin Favorite Odds Underdog at least two tryouts to be consid-
Crestwood at Holy Redeemer Giants ( 7.5 ) METS 25. For more information, contact
ner of the Delaware Valley- Hazleton Area at Delaware Valley
Marlins ( 7.0 ) CARDS
Canucks -$125/ PREDATORS
coach Mark Belenski at 262-9562. ered. Players between the ages of
Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Valley West +$105
Hazleton Area match will face Meyers at Wyoming Seminary (This is the correct number). 13 and 19 are eligible to try out who
the top seed in the tournament Friday, May 6
Home Teams in Capital Letters reside in Plains, Laflin, Bear Creek,
GOLF Parsons, Miners Mills, North End,
– either Jersey Shore or Abing- H.S. BASEBALL
East End, Avoca, Dupont, Jenkins
(4:15 p.m.)
ton Heights – at 11:30 a.m. May West Side Tech at MMI Results DIVISION FINALS Township and Pittston Township
Wyoming Seminary at Northwest Fifth Annual Daniel J. Distasio
10 at Kirby Park in the semi- Meyers at Lake-Lehman Wednesday May 04, 2011 BEST OF 7
EASTERN CONFERENCE Memorial Golf Tournament will be East of the Pittston Bypass. Any
First - $9,500 Trot 1:58.2
finals. The Crestwood-Tunk- Wyoming Valley West at Crestwood
3-Gasoline (Jo Campbell) 3.20 2.20 2.20 Binghamton 3, Portland 2 held May 21 at the Blue Ridge Trail questions concerning juniors
H.S. SOFTBALL
7-Eagle Say (La Stalbaum) 7.60 6.00 Wednesday, April 27: Binghamton 3, Portland 2 please call 819-0408 or for seniors
hannock winner will face the (4:15 p.m.)
West Side Tech at MMI 5-Ziegfeld (Jo Stratton) 4.40 Thursday, April 28: Binghamton 5, Portland 3 Golf Course. Shotgun start at 1:30
call Don at 822-0537.
second seed also at 11:30 a.m. Wyoming Seminary at Northwest EXACTA (3-7) $34.00 Saturday, April 30: Portland 3, Binghamton 2 p.m. The cost is $95 per golfer.
Meyers at Lake-Lehman TRIFECTA (3-7-5) $120.60 Monday, May 2: Binghamton 6, Portland 1
Price includes golf, gifts, refresh- West Side United Soccer Club will
May 10 at Kirby Park in the Dallas at Holy Redeemer SUPERFECTA (3-7-5-8) $941.00
Scratched: Ready For Closeup
Tuesday, May 3: Portland 6, Binghamton 2
Friday, May 6: Binghamton at Portland, 7 p.m. ments, dinner, awards and prizes. hold registration for fall soccer
Coughlin at Nanticoke
other semifinals. H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Second - $4,600 Pace 1:55.3 x-Saturday, May 7: Binghamton at Portland, 7 p.m.
Hole sponsorships are also avail- season from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
9-Doc’s Whisky (La Stalbaum) 12.60 5.40 3.80 Charlotte 3, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 today at the Kingston Rec Center.
The championship match will (4:15 p.m.)
Pittston Area at North Pocono 6-Annika S (An McCarthy) 5.60 3.00 Thursday, April 28: Charlotte 3, Wilkes-Barre/ able at $100 (Gold), $75 (Silver)
3-Serenade For Sonia (An Napolitano) 5.40 Scranton 2
and $50 (Bronze). Please make The cost is only $30 per child, plus
be later in the day on May 10. Honesdale at Hanover Area
Coughlin at Holy Redeemer EXACTA (9-6) $41.40 Saturday, April 30: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3, Char- $10 needed up front for a fundrais-
Wyoming Area at MMI Prep TRIFECTA (9-6-3) $232.20 lotte 0 checks payable to: Daniel J. Dis-
GAR at Meyers SUPERFECTA (9-6-3-7) $736.80 Monday, May 2: Charlotte 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
tasio Memorial Fund and mail er. The registration cost includes a
FOOTBALL COLLEGE SOFTBALL
DAILY DOUBLE (3-9) $17.40 1, OT new three-piece uniform. Children
Third - $9,500 Trot 1:56.0 Wednesday, May 4: Charlotte 1, Wilkes-Barre/ checks to Ray Distasio, 575 Pierce
Freedom Conference Tournament must be at least 3 years old as of
WVC stars announce
1-Charlie De Vie (Ja Bartlett) 6.00 3.20 2.20 Scranton 0
FDU-Florham at King’s, 1 p.m. Friday, May 6: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Charlotte, St., Suite 400, Kingston, Pa., 18704.
6-Whatever It Takes (An Miller) 5.80 5.00
For more information or to assure Aug. 1, 2011, to participate. New
Saturday, May 7 7-Cantabulous (An Napolitano) 6.60 7 p.m.
x-Saturday, May 7: Charlotte at Wilkes-Barre/Scran- players must bring a copy of their
college choices
EXACTA (1-6) $37.40 reservations, please call or email
H.S. GIRLS SOCCER TRIFECTA (1-6-7) $208.00 ton, 7:05 p.m. birth certificate for age verifica-
North Pocono at Wyoming Seminary, 5 p.m. SUPERFECTA (1-6-7-8) $2,295.80 x-Monday, May 9: Charlotte at Wilkes-Barre/Scran- Ray at 288-6464 (rayd@clem-
Fourth - $6,100 Pace 1:54.4 ton, 7:05 p.m.
entecpa.com) or Dan Jr. at 906- tion. For more information, contact
Several Wyoming Valley Con- W H A T ’ S O N T V 1-Southwind Jason (An Napolitano) 5.60 3.80 3.60 WESTERN CONFERENCE
5964 (dan@sdklawfirm.com). Matthew at 570-779-7785.
8-Segundo Hanover (Er Goodell) 4.00 3.40 Hamilton 2, Manitoba 1
ference football standouts have 7-Escape Attack (Jo Pavia Jr) 5.00 Thursday, April 28: Hamilton 4, Manitoba 1 Third Annual Grace Episcopal Golf
UPCOMING EVENTS
GOLF EXACTA (1-8) $31.40 Sunday, May 1: Hamilton 4, Manitoba 2
Tournament will be held June 6 at
decided where they will contin- TRIFECTA (1-8-7) $233.00 Tuesday, May 3: Manitoba 5, Hamilton 4
9 a.m. SUPERFECTA (1-8-7-5) $860.00 Wednesday, May 4: Hamilton at Manitoba, 8:30 Sand Springs Country Club in
ue their athletic and academic TGC — European PGA Tour, Open de Espana, first Fifth - $9,500 Pace 1:56.2 p.m.
Drums. The captain-and-crew JCC of Wyoming Valley River
round, at Barcelona, Spain 3-Glad To Be Here (Jo Campbell) 15.60 3.60 3.20 Friday, May 6: Hamilton at Manitoba, 8:30 p.m.
pursuits. 6-Gotta Love Him (Ma Kakaley) 2.80 2.20 x-Sunday, May 8: Manitoba at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. event will begin with a shotgun Street Run/Walk will at 10:30 a.m.
1 p.m.
7-Keystone Royce (An Miller) 10.00 x-Monday, May 9: Manitoba at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. May 15. Organized by the Wyoming
Tunkhannock running back/ TGC — Champions Tour, The Tradition, first round,
at Birmingham, Ala. EXACTA (3-6) $47.00 Milwaukee 2, Houston 1 start at 1 p.m. The cost $80 per
Valley Jewish Community Center’s
defensive back Mike Baldwin 3 p.m. TRIFECTA (3-6-7) $397.20 Friday, April 29: Milwaukee 3, Houston 1 golfer or $35 for the dinner only.
TGC — PGA Tour, Wells Fargo Championship, first SUPERFECTA (3-6-7-9) $1,763.80 Sunday, May 1: Houston 2, Milwaukee 0
Deadline for registration is May 31. Physical Education Department
and Crestwood’s receiver/defen- round, at Charlotte, N.C. PICK 3 (1-1-3) $190.40
Scratched: Ronny B Fast
Tuesday, May 3: Milwaukee 5, Houston 3
Thursday, May 5: Milwaukee at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Hole sponsorships are available and sponsored by Bartikowsky
sive back Casey Martin will HORSE RACING Sixth - $15,000 Pace 1:53.1 Friday, May 6: Milwaukee at Houston, 8:35 p.m.
from $3,000 to $100. For more Jewelers and The River Street
6-Malosi N (Ti Tetrick) 7.00 3.20 2.80 x-Sunday, May 8: Houston at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. x- Jazz Café the race is through
attend King’s College. 5 p.m.
3-Corky Baran (Jo Campbell) 2.80 2.60 Tuesday, May 10: Houston at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. information, call Nancy at 570-287-
VERSUS — NTRA, Racing from Churchill Downs,
7-Need A Job (An Napolitano) 3.00 South Wilkes-Barre with the start
Four other Crestwood players at Lexington, Ky.
EXACTA (6-3) $17.80
8440.
and finish line on River Street. The
have also made their decisions: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TRIFECTA (6-3-7) $65.60
National Hockey League registration fee before May 1 is $15;
SUPERFECTA (6-3-7-1) $272.40 MEETINGS
RB-LB Nico DiSabatino, East 1 p.m.
MLB, SNY — Regional coverage, San Francisco at
Scratched: Benny Dada Daily Playoff Glance after May 1 or on race day the fee
Seventh - $15,000 Pace 1:54.0
Stroudsburg; WR-DB Jeff Mi- N.Y. Mets 7-Cotton Candy (An Miller) 4.40 2.80 2.20
All Times EDT
GAR Soccer Booster Club will meet is $17. Pre-registration race packets
YES – N.Y. Yankees at Detroit (x-if necessary)
3-Bet On Luck (Ja Bartlett) 4.40 3.00 may be picked up starting at 9
chaels, Stevenson University; 7 p.m. 1-Tia Maria Hanover (Br Simpson) 3.60 FIRST ROUND at 7 p.m. on Wednesday May at
a.m. Race day registration will be
MLB, CSN — Washington at Philadelphia EXACTA (7-3) $18.60 (Best-of-7) Mag’s Halftime Pub, Moyallen
OL-DL Zach Fogelman, Susque- held at the JCC beginning at 9
MEN'S COLLEGE TRIFECTA (7-3-1) $54.20 Wednesday, April 13
Street, Wilkes-Barre.
hanna; and RB-DB Ethan Slem- VOLLEYBALL
SUPERFECTA (7-3-1-4) $254.60
Eighth - $15,000 Trot 1:56.1
Detroit 4, Phoenix 2
Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 0 Hanover Area Boys Basketball a.m. Registration closes 10 minutes
barski, Kutztown. 7 p.m.
5-Luvyabutleave (Br Simpson) 20.60 11.40 3.60 Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 1, OT
Vancouver 2, Chicago 0 Booster will have an election of prior to the race start. Visit
8-Winning Fireworks (An McCarthy) 48.80 19.00 jccwb.com and neparunner.com for
ESPN2 — NCAA Division I tournament, semifinal, 2-Friendly Amigo (Ja Bartlett) 4.60 Nashville 4, Anaheim 1 officers meeting at 7 p.m. on
teams TBD, at University Park, Pa. updated information. Lake-Leh-
Five locals honored
EXACTA (5-8) $426.60 Thursday, April 14
Monday at Major League Sports
NATIONAL HOCKEY TRIFECTA (5-8-2) $2,100.00 Montreal 2, Boston 0 man Baseball Booster Club is
SUPERFECTA (5-ALL-ALL-ALL) $24.40 Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Bar. All parents are encouraged to
LEAGUE Scratched: The Windsurfer A San Jose 3, Los Angeles 2, OT
attend. running an Atlantic City bus trip on
Five Wyoming Valley Confer- 9 p.m. Ninth - $15,000 Pace 1:50.4 Friday, April 15
Luzerne County Federation of June 5 with a 7 a.m. departure
5-Windsong Gorgeous (Ma Kakaley) 2.80 3.00 Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 1
VERSUS — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game from Thomas’ Market parking lot
ence football standouts were 4, Vancouver at Nashville 2.20
6-Sam Hill (An Miller) 13.20 3.60
Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 0
Vancouver 4, Chicago 3
Sportsmen, Inc. will meet at 7:30
in Shavertown and a 7:15 a.m.
recently named to the Penn- 1-Polaris N (Ty Buter) 3.00 Anaheim 5, Nashville 3 p.m. on Monday at Post 609.
departure from the Sears parking
sylvania Top High School Foot- P O C O N O EXACTA (5-6) $29.60
TRIFECTA (5-6-1) $89.20
Saturday, April 16
Detroit 4, Phoenix 3
Meyers Field Hockey Booster Club
lot at the Wyoming Valley Mall. The
ball Prospects Class of 2012 list
D O W N S SUPERFECTA (5-6-1-7) $381.40 Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4 will meet at 7 p.m. today at the
bus will go to The Trump Plaza in
PICK 4 (6-7-5-5 (4 Out of 4)) $682.60 Montreal 3, Boston 1 Barney Inn. All parents of players
by the Pennsylvania Scholastic Tenth - $18,000 Trot 1:55.4 Los Angeles 4, San Jose 0 Atlantic City and will return home
Results 7-Whybabywhy (Ty Buter) 31.60 7.80 18.20 Sunday, April 17 are encouraged to attend. The
from Atlantic City at 6:30 p.m.
Football Coaches Association. Tuesday May 03, 2011 4-Nf Quotable (La Stalbaum) 16.60 31.40
9-Jailhouse Scorpion (Ti Tetrick) 46.40
N.Y. Rangers 3, Washington 2
Nashville 4, Anaheim 3
upcoming Senunas’ fundraiser will
Soda, water and snacks will be
The list is headed by Wyom- First - $9,000 Trot 1:56.1 EXACTA (7-4) $144.60 Vancouver 3, Chicago 2 be discussed. For more informa-
9-Proud Moment (Ti Tetrick) 5.00 4.80 3.40 TRIFECTA (7-4-9) $426.60 tion, contact Rich Weidler at 417- provided. BYOB if you so choose.
Monday, April 18
ing Valley West quarterback 7-Lost In The Fog (An Santeramo) 13.80 9.20
5-Round About (La Stalbaum) 8.20
SUPERFECTA (7-4-9-ALL) $1,258.40 Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 2 8296. The trip cost is $35 per person
Scratched: Beach Nut Brand
Eugene Lewis, who has over a EXACTA (9-7) $86.20
Eleventh - $8,600 Pace 1:54.2
Boston 4, Montreal 2
Pittston Area Boys Basketball with a $20 rebate. A 50/50 draw-
TRIFECTA (9-7-5) $682.60 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2
5-Honorary Hanover (Ti Tetrick) 6.60 3.00 2.80 ing and movie will be shown on the
dozen Division I college offers SUPERFECTA (9-7-ALL-ALL) $202.20
1-Dance In The Wind (La Stalbaum) 2.40 2.40
Detroit 4, Phoenix 2
Tuesday, April 19
Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m.
bus. To reserve seats, please
Second - $6,100 Pace 1:55.1 on May 12 at Tony’s Pizza in Pitt-
including Penn State. Also on 5-Buzzd On Sudzz (An McCarthy) 8.20 3.00 2.60
8-Grngrasanhitimes (An McCarthy) 5.20
EXACTA (5-1) $17.60
Chicago 7, Vancouver 2
contact Chris at 606-1961 or Stan
3-Clos Pegase (Ge Napolitano Jr) 2.40 2.10 San Jose 6, Los Angeles 5, OT ston. For more information, call
the list are Hazleton Area QB- 2-Marty B Shady (An Napolitano) 7.60
TRIFECTA (5-1-8) $153.40
SUPERFECTA (5-1-8-7) $1,806.60 Wednesday, April 20
Carl or Maria Stravinski at 570- at 805-889-6671.
Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, 2OT
DB Chad Hoffman, GAR QB-DB EXACTA (5-3) $17.40
TRIFECTA (5-3-2) $187.40 Twelfth - $15,000 Trot 1:56.4 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2, 2OT 883-7220. Second annual MLB pitch, hit and
Darrell Crawford, Crestwood SUPERFECTA (5-3-2-6) $593.80 7-Quick Deal (Ty Buter) 3.40 3.60 2.80 Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0
West Side United Soccer Club will run at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Regis-
4-Keystone Wildcat (Ma Kakaley) 4.80 3.60 Anaheim 6, Nashville 3
DAILY DOUBLE (9-5) $22.00
6-Bullet (An Miller) 3.40 tration begins at 4 p.m. at the
lineman Tony Morgante and Scratched: Ludi Christy
EXACTA (7-4) $29.40
Detroit 6, Phoenix 3, Detroit wins series 4-0 hold it’s monthly Coaches/Parents
Lake-Lehman varsity baseball
Third - $8,500 Trot 2:02.1 Thursday, April 21 meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the
Williamsport lineman Shakyil 5-Broadway Starlet (Ti Tetrick) 4.80 2.60 2.40
TRIFECTA (7-4-6) $120.20
SUPERFECTA (7-4-6-3) $430.20 Boston 5, Montreal 4, OT field. Age groups are 7-8, 9-10, 11-12,
3-Glide Maid (Ma Kakaley) 2.20 2.80 Chicago 5, Vancouver 0 Kingston Rec Center. West Side
Murphy. 8-Lady Love Hanover (Ty Buter) 4.40
PICK 3 (7-5-7) $309.20
San Jose 6, Los Angeles 3 United is a recreational club that 13-14. Boys and girls compete
Thirteenth - $16,000 Pace 1:54.2
The PSFCA also announced EXACTA (5-3) $12.00
7-Summer Hope (Ma Kakaley) 10.40 5.40 7.00 Friday, April 22
participates in the Wyoming Valley separately. Please bring a copy of
TRIFECTA (5-3-8) $178.60 Buffalo 4, Philadelphia 3
1-Nite Games (An Miller) 9.40 3.00 a valid birth certificate. For more
its annual East-West All-Star SUPERFECTA (5-3-8-2) $812.20
8-Cammi Place (La Stalbaum) 2.80 Nashville 4, Anaheim 3, OT Youth Soccer Association. For
information, call (570) 255-2705.
Fourth - $8,500 Pace 1:56.0 Saturday, April 23
game will not be played this 6-In Mint Condition (An Miller) 2.20 2.40 2.20
EXACTA (7-1) $131.00
Tampa Bay 8, Pittsburgh 2 more information, contact Mat-
TRIFECTA (7-1-8) $944.20
1-Eggroll (Pa Berry) 8.80 4.00 Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 1, Washington wins thew at 570-779-7785.
summer due to the inability to 9-A Fool House (Ma Kakaley) 4.80
SUPERFECTA (7-1-8-ALL) $1,448.60
Fourteenth - $9,000 Pace 1:53.1 series 4-1
Wyoming Valley West Spartan Boys
EXACTA (6-1) $27.40 Boston 2, Montreal 1, 2OT
find a host site. The game was TRIFECTA (6-1-9) $124.80 5-Victim Of Love (Ty Buter) 3.80 5.00 2.10
Los Angeles 3, San Jose 1 Basketball Booster Club will hold
6-Franciegirl (An Miller) 6.40 2.10 Bulletin Board items will not be
played in Altoona since its in- SUPERFECTA (6-1-9-4) $647.00
2-Heavenly Helen (Jo Pavia Jr) 3.40 Sunday, April 24 a wrap-up meeting at 7 p.m. on
Fifth - $8,500 Trot 1:59.3 EXACTA (5-6) $13.40 Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4, OT accepted over the telephone. Items
ception in 2001 before the city 6-Man O’ War (Ti Tetrick) 3.40 2.40 2.20 TRIFECTA (5-6-2) $80.40 Nashville 4, Anaheim 2, Nashville wins series 4-2 Monday at Murphy’s Pub, Swoyers-
may be faxed to 831-7319, emailed to
1-Take Heart (Jo Campbell) 4.00 2.60 SUPERFECTA (5-6-2-1) $132.00 Chicago 4, Vancouver 3, OT ville. Election of officers will be
dropped sponsorship. 4-Cashahallic (An McCarthy) 3.40
Fifteenth - $8,500 Pace 1:56.0 Monday, April 25 tlsports@timesleader.com, dropped
EXACTA (6-1) $17.00 Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 2 held for the 2011-12 season. All
The PSFCA plans on bring TRIFECTA (6-1-4) $55.20 7-Lightning Maddy (Ty Buter) 40.40 12.20 8.60
5-Forbettor Or Worse (Br Simpson) 5.80 6.40 San Jose 4, Los Angeles 3, OT, San Jose wins se- parents are urged to attend. Any off at The Times Leader or mailed to
SUPERFECTA (6-1-4-7) $421.00
back the game in 2012. PICK 3 (5-6-6) $21.20 6-Tanzanite Hanover (Ma Kakaley) 6.20 ries 4-2
Tuesday, April 26 questions, call Sandy at 498-1907. The Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N.
EXACTA (7-5) $311.20
Sixth - $8,600 Trot 1:57.0 TRIFECTA (7-5-6) $1,314.60 Montreal 2, Boston 1 Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.
6-Tilly Bomb (An Miller) 5.40 3.20 3.20 SUPERFECTA (7-5-6-1) $2,655.00 Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 2, Philadelphia wins series
3-Mighty Moses (La Stalbaum) 3.80 3.80 4-3
1-Wildfire Bo (Jo Campbell) 5.60 Sixteenth - $8,500 Pace 1:58.0
2-Lisjune Ann (Ja Bartlett) 3.80 2.40 2.80 Vancouver 2, Chicago 1, OT, Vancouver wins se-
EXACTA (6-3) $24.40 ries 4-3
TRIFECTA (6-3-1) $195.60 4-Last Minute Cindy (Da Ingraham) 4.60 4.00
3-Rb’s Girl (Ty Buter) 13.60 Wednesday, April 27
T R A N S A C T I O N S SUPERFECTA (6-3-1-4) $247.40
Scratched: Diva Diva EXACTA (2-4) $23.00 Boston 4, Montreal 3, OT, Boston win series 4-3 B A S E B A L L B A S K E T B A L L
TRIFECTA (2-4-3) $249.80 Tampa Bay 1, Pittsburgh 0, Tampa Bay wins series
Seventh - $21,000 Pace 1:52.3 SUPERFECTA (2-4-3-ALL) $287.60 4-3
BASEBALL 4-House Of Rocknroll (Pa Berry) 5.40 4.20 3.80 LATE DOUBLE (7-2) $148.60 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS International League NBA
3-Gentleman Friend (Jo Pavia Jr) 7.80 5.80 Total Handle-$340,540
American League 2-Bongo (Ty Buter) 8.60 (Best-of-7) All Times EDT Daily Playoff Glance
CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Announced the resigna- EXACTA (4-3) $47.60 Thursday, April 28 North Division All Times EDT
tion of director of public relations Luis Hernandez. Vancouver 1, Nashville 0
MINNESOTA TWINS—Placed OF Jason Repko
TRIFECTA (4-3-2) $262.20
SUPERFECTA (4-3-2-5) $1,226.80 H O C K E Y Friday, April 29
W L Pct. GB
Yankees ................................... 16 9 .640 —
FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7)
on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 2. Recalled OF Eighth - $9,000 Trot 1:58.4 Tampa Bay 4, Washington 2
Ben Revere from Rochester (IL). Optioned C Steve Lehigh Valley (Phillies) ........... 14 12 .538 21⁄2 (x-if necessary)
Holm to Rochester.
2-Smedshammer (Ti Tetrick) 5.20 4.00 2.80 American Hockey San Jose 2, Detroit 1, OT
Saturday, April 30 Pawtucket (Red Sox) .............. 14 12 .538 21⁄2 Monday, April 25
6-Timer (An McCarthy) 6.60 5.80 Memphis 104, San Antonio 86
TEXAS RANGERS—Agreed to terms with OF Leo-
nys Martin on a five-year contract.
4-Jimmy Get Lost (An Miller) 3.40 League Boston 7, Philadelphia 3 Rochester (Twins) ................... 10 14 .417 51⁄2
Dallas 93, Portland 82
EXACTA (2-6) $41.40 Nashville 2, Vancouver 1, 2OT Buffalo (Mets)........................... 11 16 .407 6
National League Playoff Glance Denver 104, Oklahoma City 101
TRIFECTA (2-6-4) $209.00 Sunday, May 1 Syracuse (Nationals)............... 9 16 .360 7
CINCINNATI REDS—Activated OF Fred Lewis SUPERFECTA (2-6-4-8) $2,184.00 All Times EDT Tuesday, April 26
San Jose 2, Detroit 1, San Jose leads series 2-0 South Division Orlando 101, Atlanta 76
from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Jeremy Hermida Ninth - $9,000 Pace 1:53.3 (x-if necessary) Tampa Bay 3, Washington 2, OT
to Louisville (IL). W L Pct. GB Chicago 116, Indiana 89, Chicago wins series 4-1
5-Bettor Watch Him (La Stalbaum) 7.20 4.40 2.60 FIRST ROUND Monday, May 2 Gwinnett (Braves) ................... 14 11 .560 —
NEW YORK METS—Placed RHP Pedro Beato on L.A. Lakers 106, New Orleans 90
3-Successfully Rich (Ji Taggart Jr) 10.80 3.00 BEST OF 7 Boston 3, Philadelphia 2, OT
the 15-Day DL, retroactive to May 2. Selected the 4-Real One And Only (Ge Napolitano Jr) 2.40 Durham (Rays)......................... 15 12 .556 — Wednesday, April 27
contract of LHP Mike O’Connor from Buffalo (IL). EASTERN CONFERENCE Tuesday, May 3 Miami 97, Philadelphia 91, Miami wins series 4-1
EXACTA (5-3) $70.00 Norfolk (Orioles) ...................... 10 16 .385 41⁄2
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Activated LHP J.C. Portland 4, Connecticut 2 Tampa Bay 4, Washington 3 San Antonio 110, Memphis 103, OT
TRIFECTA (5-3-4) $434.00 Thursday, April 14: Portland 3, Connecticut 2 Vancouver 3, Nashville 2, OT, Vancouver leads se- Charlotte (White Sox) ............. 9 16 .360 5
Romero from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP David SUPERFECTA (5-3-4-1) $366.80 Oklahoma City 100, Denver 97, Oklahoma City
Herndon to Lehigh Valley (IL). Saturday, April 16: Portland 3, Connecticut 2, OT ries 2-1 West Division wins series 4-1
PICK 4 ((5,6)-4-2-5 (4 Out of 4)) $462.40 Sunday, April 17: Connecticut 3, Portland 1 Wednesday, May 4 W L Pct. GB
SAN DIEGO PADRES—Placed INF Orlando Hud- Thursday, April 28
son on the 15-day DL. Selected INF Logan Forsythe Tenth - $21,000 Pace 1:52.1 Tuesday, April 19: Connecticut 3, Portland 1 Boston 5, Philadelphia 1, Boston leads series 3-0 Columbus (Indians)................ 21 5 .808 —
6-Dagnabit Hanover (Ti Tetrick) 11.40 3.40 4.60 Atlanta 84, Orlando 81, Atlanta wins series 4-2
from Tucson (PCL). Transferred LHP Joe Thatcher Thursday, April 21: Portland 5, Connecticut 4 Tampa Bay 5, Washington 3, Tampa Bay wins se- Louisville (Reds) .................... 16 10 .615 5 L.A. Lakers 98, New Orleans 80, L.A. Lakers wins
from the 15- to the 60-day DL. 4-Billie Bluechip (Jo Pavia Jr) 2.20 2.40 Saturday, April 23: Portland 6, Connecticut 4 ries 4-0
3-Kate’s Joy (Ke Sizer) 6.00 Toledo (Tigers)....................... 14 13 .519 71⁄2 series 4-2
Midwest League Binghamton 4, Manchester 3 San Jose at Detroit, (n) Dallas 103, Portland 96, Dallas wins series 4-2
EXACTA (6-4) $41.60 Indianapolis (Pirates) ............. 8 19 .296 131⁄2
QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS—Announced OF Thursday, April 14: Manchester 2, Binghamton 1 Thursday, May 5 Friday, April 29
TRIFECTA (6-4-3) $374.20 Friday, April 15: Binghamton 4, Manchester 3, OT Vancouver at Nashville, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday's Games
Kyle Conley was transferred to Palm Beach (FSL) SUPERFECTA (6-4-3-5) $602.00 Norfolk 4, Louisville 0, 1st game Memphis 99, San Antonio 91, Memphis wins series
and INF Starlin Rodriguez and LHP Ryan Copeland Sunday, April 17: Manchester 5, Binghamton 4, OT Friday, May 6 4-2
Scratched: Hannah Isabel Tuesday, April 19: Manchester 6, Binghamton 3 Rochester at Syracuse, ppd., rain
were transferred to the team from extended spring San Jose at Detroit, 7 p.m. Lehigh Valley 3, Buffalo 2 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
training. Released RHP Andrew Moss. Eleventh - $9,000 Pace 1:53.0 Wednesday, April 20: Binghamton 5, Manchester 4, Philadelphia at Boston, 8 p.m.
5-Last Conquest (Ge Napolitano Jr) 3.20 3.00 2.10 OT Indianapolis 5, Durham 2, 1st game (Best-of-7)
American Association 1-Tinys Million (Ke Sizer) 3.60 3.00 Saturday, May 7 Toledo 7, Pawtucket 2
AMARILLO SOX—Released RHP Ryan Shaver. Friday, April 22: Binghamton 2, Manchester 1, 2OT Sunday, May 1
6-Native Art (An Miller) 2.80 Nashville at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Norfolk 2, Louisville 1, 2nd game Memphis 114, Oklahoma City 101
GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS—Released Saturday, April 23: Binghamton 6, Manchester 5,
EXACTA (5-1) $16.60 OT Sunday, May 8 Durham 8, Indianapolis 5, 2nd game Miami 99, Boston 90
INF Zach Williams. TRIFECTA (5-1-6) $44.60 x-Boston at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Gwinnett, ppd., rain
LINCOLN SALTDOGS—Released RHP Chris Cul- Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4, Norfolk 2 Monday, May 2
SUPERFECTA (5-1-6-2) $128.80 x-Detroit at San Jose, 8 p.m. Columbus 8, Charlotte 2 Atlanta 103, Chicago 95
len and RHP Tycen PoVey. Friday, April 15: Norfolk 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1
Twelfth - $8,600 Trot 1:58.2 Saturday, April16: Norfolk 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Monday, May 9 Wednesday's Games Dallas 96, L.A. Lakers 94, Dallas leads series 1-0
BASKETBALL 9-A Real Laser (Ge Napolitano Jr) 18.20 8.40 4.80 0 x-Vancouver at Nashville, TBA No games scheduled Tuesday, May 3
7-Chiselled (Ji Taggart Jr) 22.80 8.40 Tuesday, April 19: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2, Norfolk Tuesday, May 10 Thursday's Games Miami 102, Boston 91, Miami leads series 2-0
Women's National Basketball Association 2-Carscot Nexus (Ti Tetrick) 2.60 x-Philadelphia at Boston, TBA Charlotte at Toledo, 6:30 p.m.
SAN ANTONIO SILVER STARS—Named Steve 1 Oklahoma City 111, Memphis 102, series tied 1-1
EXACTA (9-7) $534.60 Wednesday, April 20: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4, x-San Jose at Detroit, TBA Lehigh Valley at Columbus, 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 4
Shuman assistant coach. TRIFECTA (9-7-2) $1,696.00 Wednesday, May 11 Pawtucket at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 6:35 p.m.
Norfolk 2 Chicago 86, Atlanta 73, series tied 1-1
FOOTBALL SUPERFECTA (9-7-2-4) $4,178.20
PICK 3 (6-5-9) $135.20
Friday, April 22: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2, Norfolk 1 x-Nashville at Vancouver, TBA Syracuse at Durham, 7:05 p.m.
Gwinnett at Rochester, 7:05 p.m.
Dallas at L.A. Lakers, (n)
Saturday, April 23: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 6, Nor- Thursday, May 12 Friday, May 6
National Football League Thirteenth - $6,100 Pace 1:55.4 folk 3 x-Boston at Philadelphia, TBA Louisville at Buffalo, 7:05 p.m.
BUFFALO BILLS—Fired chief scout Tom Modrak. Indianapolis at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Chicago at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
4-Lavern’s Art (Br Simpson) 5.00 3.00 2.80 Charlotte 4, Hershey 2 x-Detroit at San Jose, TBA L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 9:30 p.m.
6-Sammy Savannah (An McCarthy) 6.60 3.00
COLLEGE 3-Sea Dragon (Ge Napolitano Jr) 2.40
Thursday, April 14: Charlotte 5, Hershey 4
Sunday, April 17: Hershey 4, Charlotte 2
Eastern League Saturday, May 7
BARTON—Announced the retirement of baseball EXACTA (4-6) $31.80 Oklahoma City at Memphis, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, April 19: Hershey 3, Charlotte 2 All Times EDT Miami at Boston, 8 p.m.
coach Todd Wilkinson and named him assistant
athletic director. Promoted assistant baseball coach
TRIFECTA (4-6-3) $195.80
SUPERFECTA (4-6-3-9) $1,167.60
Wednesday, April 20: Charlotte 3, Hershey 2 B O X I N G Eastern Division Sunday, May 8
Friday, April 22: Charlotte 5, Hershey 3 W L Pct. GB
Joshua Simmons to baseball coach. Fourteenth - $13,000 Trot 1:57.3 Sunday, April 24: Charlotte 2, Hershey 1, OT L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 3:30 p.m.
CLEMSON—Signed men’s basketball coach Brad 6-Credit Approved (Jo Pavia Jr) 4.00 3.80 3.40 Fight Schedule Reading (Phillies) .................... 16 9 .640 — Chicago at Atlanta, 8 p.m.
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Brownell to a contract extension through the 8-Mc Kelvie (An McCarthy) 31.80 12.20 New Hampshire (Blue Jays)... 14 9 .609 1 Monday, May 9
2016-17 season. Manitoba 4, Lake Erie 3 May 6 Miami at Boston, 7 p.m.
5-Cuzzin Rob (Ti Tetrick) 2.40 Saturday, April 16: Lake Erie 6, Manitoba 4 New Britain (Twins) ................. 13 10 .565 2
COLGATE—Named Nicci Hays-Fort women’s bas- EXACTA (6-8) $151.40 At Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas Trenton (Yankees)................... 12 14 .462 4 ⁄2
1 Oklahoma City at Memphis, 9:30 p.m.
ketball coach. Sunday, April 17: Manitoba 3, Lake Erie 2, OT (ESPN2), Diego Magdaleno vs. Gilberto Sanchez
TRIFECTA (6-8-5) $559.20 Tuesday, April 19: Lake Erie 2, Manitoba 1 Portland (Red Sox).................. 9 14 .391 6 Tueseday, May 10
CONNECTICUT—Promoted men’s director of bas- SUPERFECTA (6-8-5-1) $4,887.60 Leon, 10, junior lightweights. Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m.
ketball administration Glen Miller to men’s assistant Thursday, April 21: Lake Erie 6, Manitoba 3 May 7 Binghamton (Mets).................. 8 14 .364 61⁄2
Fifteenth - $8,500 Pace 1:57.0 Friday, April 22: Manitoba 2, Lake Erie 0 x-Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 8 or 9:30 p.m.
basketball coach. At Copenhagen, Denmark, Evander Holyfield vs. Western Division Wednesday, May 11
3-Jk Abigezunt (Ge Napolitano Jr) 24.20 5.20 3.00 Sunday, April 24: Manitoba 3, Lake Erie 1
GEORGETOWN—Announced sophomore F Jer- 2-Coal Burner (An Miller) 2.60 2.20 Brian Nielsen, 12, heavyweights. W L Pct. GB x-Boston at Miami, 7 p.m.
relle Benimon will transfer to another school. Tuesday, April 26: Manitoba 4, Lake Erie 1 At Neubrandenburg, Germany, Sebastian Sylves-
7-Joachim (Ti Tetrick) 2.60 Bowie (Orioles) ........................ 14 12 .538 — x-Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 or 9:30 p.m.
QUEENS (N.Y.)—Named Leanna Taylor women’s Hamilton 4, Oklahoma City 2 ter vs. Daniel Geale, 12, for Sylvester’s IBF middle-
EXACTA (3-2) $42.60 Thursday, April 14: Hamilton 5, Oklahoma City 2 Harrisburg (Nationals)............. 13 12 .520 1
⁄2 Thursday, May 12
volleyball coach. TRIFECTA (3-2-7) $168.80 weight title; Karo Murat vs. Otis Griffin, 12, for the x-Chicago at Atlanta, TBA
SUSQUEHANNA—Named Kaitlyn Skelley Wahila Saturday, April 16: Hamilton 2, Oklahoma City 1 vacant IBF Inter-Continental light heavyweight title; Akron (Indians)......................... 13 13 .500 1
SUPERFECTA (3-2-7-4) $561.60 Tuesday, April 19: Oklahoma City 2, Hamilton 0 Altoona (Pirates) ...................... 12 12 .500 1 x-L.A. Lakers at Dallas, TBA
field hockey coach and game management coordi- Sixteenth - $8,500 Trot 1:59.4 Danny McIntosh vs. Eduard Gutknecht, 12, for
nator. Wednesday, April 20: Oklahoma City 5, Hamilton 2 McIntosh’s European light heavyweight. Erie (Tigers) ............................. 11 13 .458 2 Friday, May 13
3-Muscles Malone (An Miller) 2.80 2.60 2.20 Friday, April 22: Hamilton 2, Oklahoma City 0 x-Miami at Boston, TBA
TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN—Announced the con- 6-Bob N Tony (Ma Romano) 16.20 8.40 At MGM Grand, Las Vegas (PPV), Manny Pacquiao Richmond (Giants) .................. 11 14 .440 21⁄2
tract of men’s and women’s tennis coach Chris Tay- Sunday, April 24: Hamilton 4, Oklahoma City 1 vs. Shane Mosley, 12, for Pacquiao’s WBO welter- x-Oklahoma City at Memphis, TBA
9-Air Taxi (Ed Lohmeyer) 3.20 Wednesday's Games Sunday, May 15
lor will not be renewed following its expiration at the Houston 4, Peoria 0 weight title; Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. vs. Jorge Arce, 12, New Hampshire at Reading, ppd., rain
EXACTA (3-6) $60.40 Wednesday, April 13: Houston 4, Peoria 1 x-Atlanta at Chicago, TBA
end of June. TRIFECTA (3-6-9) $170.20 for Vazquez’s WBO junior featherweight title; Mike Akron 6, Altoona 3
WINTHROP—Named Julie Torbett women’s vol- Friday, April 15: Houston 3, Peoria 2, OT Alvarado vs. Ray Narh, 12, for the vacant WBC Con- x-Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m.
SUPERFECTA (3-6-9-7) $2,085.20 Erie 9, Binghamton 3 x-Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBA
leyball coach. Monday, April 18: Houston 5, Peoria 3 tinental Americas light welterweight title; Kelly Pav- Richmond at New Britain, ppd., rain
LATE DOUBLE (3-3) $62.00 Tuesday, April 19: Houston 2, Peoria 1 Monday, May 16
Scratched: Glidenfordollars, Iain’tnomomaluke lik vs. Alfonso Lopez, 10, super middleweights. Bowie 2, Harrisburg 1
Trenton 7, Portland 1 x-Boston at Miami, 8 p.m.
Total Handle-$417,576
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Milwaukee
Weeks 2b
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Braves 8, Brewers 0
Second Game
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3 0 1 0 Prado 3b-lf
4 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss
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for May 31
lead Phillies
New York ....................................... 17 11 .607 — — 5-5 L-2 12-6 5-5 Braun lf 3 0 0 0 Heywrd rf 4 0 0 0
Tampa Bay..................................... 16 14 .533 2 — 7-3 L-1 8-10 8-4 Fielder 1b 3 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 4 2 3 1
Baltimore........................................ 14 15 .483 31⁄2 11⁄2 6-4 W-1 7-8 7-7 McGeh 3b 3 0 0 0 Fremn 1b 5 0 1 2
Boston ............................................ 14 15 .483 31⁄2 11⁄2 6-4 W-3 8-6 6-9 YBtncr ss 3 0 0 0 D.Ross c 5 1 2 0
Toronto........................................... 14 16 .467 4 2 5-5 W-1 6-5 8-11 CGomz cf 3 0 0 0 Hinske lf 3 1 1 2

payroll
Central Division Nieves c 3 0 0 0 Hicks 3b 0 0 0 0
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Greink p 1 0 0 0 McLoth cf 2 2 2 2
Cleveland....................................... 20 8 .714 — — 7-3 W-7 13-2 7-6 Kintzlr p 0 0 0 0 THudsn p 3 0 0 0
Kansas City ................................... 16 14 .533 5 — 4-6 L-1 13-6 3-8 Kotsay ph 1 0 0 0
Detroit............................................. 14 17 .452 71⁄2 21⁄2 3-7 W-2 8-7 6-10 Hwkns p 0 0 0 0
Minnesota ...................................... 11 18 .379 91⁄2 41⁄2 4-6 W-2 4-6 7-12 Stetter p 0 0 0 0
Chicago.......................................... 11 21 .344 11 6 3-7 L-2 5-11 6-10 Loe p 0 0 0 0
Axford p 0 0 0 0
West Division Counsll ph 1 0 0 0 The Associated Press
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Totals 28 0 1 0 Totals 36 812 8
The Associated Press But Hudson (4-2) was the Los Angeles .................................. 16 14 .533 — — 4-6 L-2 6-7 10-7 Milwaukee.......................... 000 000 000 — 0 NEW YORK — Major
Texas ............................................. 16 14 .533 — — 3-7 L-3 11-5 5-9
PHILADELPHIA — Vance star of the night, nearly match- Oakland.......................................... 15 15 .500 1 1 6-4 L-1 7-7 8-8
Atlanta ................................ 110 310 02x — 8
E—Nieves (1), Fielder (1), McGehee (4). LOB—Mil- League Baseball believes the
Seattle ............................................ 14 16 .467 2 2 7-3 W-1 6-8 8-8
Worley threw six sharp innings, ing Francisco Liriano’s no-hitter NATIONAL LEAGUE
waukee 2, Atlanta 10. 2B—Weeks (6), Uggla (5),
D.Ross (1), Hinske (1). HR—McLouth (2). S—
Los Angeles Dodgers do not
Raul Ibanez homered and had the previous evening for Minne- East Division T.Hudson. SF—Hinske.
IP H R ER BB SO
have enough money to make
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
three hits, and the Philadelphia sota. The right-hander retired Philadelphia................................... 20 9 .690 — — 7-3 W-2 11-5 9-4 Milwaukee their end of May payroll, a per-
Florida ............................................ 18 10 .643 11⁄2 — 6-4 L-1 10-5 8-5 Greinke L,0-1 .......... 4 5 5 4 1 6
Phillies beat the Washington his first nine hitters before Atlanta ............................................ 17 15 .531 41⁄2 3 7-3 W-4 8-7 9-8 Kintzler ..................... 1 1 1 1 2 1 son familiar with the team’s fi-
Washington ................................... 14 16 .467 61⁄2 5 4-6 L-2 9-7 5-9 Hawkins.................... 2⁄3 2 0 0 0 0
Nationals 7-4 Wednesday night. Rickie Weeks led off the fourth New York ....................................... 12 18 .400 81⁄2 7 5-5 L-2 5-10 7-8 Stetter....................... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 nances told The Associated
Loe ............................ 1 1 0 0 0 0
Worley (2-0) allowed one run with a double. He was the only Central Division Axford ....................... 1 3 2 2 0 1 Press.
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
and four hits, striking out a Brewers player to reach base, St. Louis ......................................... 17 13 .567 — — 6-4 W-1 7-7 10-6
Atlanta
T.Hudson W,4-2...... 9 1 0 0 1 6 The person spoke Wednes-
Cincinnati ....................................... 15 15 .500 2 4 5-5 W-1 9-9 6-6
career-high seven batters in his also drawing a two-out walk in Pittsburgh ...................................... 15 16 .484 21⁄2 41⁄2 6-4 W-1 4-8 11-8
Umpires—Home, Lance Barksdale;First, Adrian
Johnson;Second, Fieldin Culbreth;Third, Mike Es-
day on condition of anonymity
Chicago.......................................... 14 16 .467 3 5 4-6 W-2 6-8 8-8
fourth start in the majors. Wor- the ninth. Milwaukee...................................... 13 17 .433 4 6 3-7 L-5 8-5 5-12 tabrook. because MLB’s investigation of
T—2:43. A—15,543 (49,586).
ley is filling in for the injured Houston ......................................... 12 18 .400 5 7 5-5 L-1 7-9 5-9
the team’s finances under own-
West Division
Joe Blanton. Reds 3, Astros 2 er Frank McCourt is ongoing.
Colorado ........................................
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17
L
10
Pct GB WCGB
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5-5
Str
L-2
Home
7-6
Away
10-4 A L B O X E S
The NL East-leading Phillies CINCINNATI — Jay Bruce’s San Francisco ............................... 15 15 .500 31⁄2 4 5-5 W-2 4-5 11-10 The Los Angeles Times first re-
Los Angeles .................................. 15 17 .469 41⁄2 5 4-6 L-2 9-9 6-8
have won 10 of 13. double completed Cincinnati’s Arizona........................................... 13 15 .464 41⁄2 5 5-5 W-2 9-8 4-7 Tigers 4, Yankees 0 ported that the Dodgers lacked
Jason Marquis (3-1) gave up three-run rally off closer Bran- San Diego ...................................... 12 19 .387 7 71⁄2 4-6 L-1 5-13 7-6 New York
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10 hits and six earned runs in don Lyon in the ninth inning. AMERICAN LEAGUE
Tuesday's Games
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Tuesday's Games
Jeter ss
ENunez ss
4
0
0
0
1 0
0 0
AJcksn cf
SSizmr 2b
4 0 0 0
4 0 1 0
payroll.
five-plus innings in his worst Lyon (3-2) came on to try to Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 2 Philadelphia 4, Washington 1 Grndrs cf
Teixeir 1b
4
3
0
0
1 0
1 0
Boesch lf
Kelly lf
4 1 2 0
0 0 0 0
The person said that if the
Detroit 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 Houston 10, Cincinnati 4
start of the season. His ERA finish off a one-hitter, but failed Boston 7, L.A. Angels 3 San Francisco 7, N.Y. Mets 6, 10 innings AlRdrg 3b 4 0 0 0 MiCarr 1b 3 1 1 1 Dodgers don’t have the money,
Kansas City 6, Baltimore 5, 10 innings Milwaukee at Atlanta, ppd., rain Cano 2b 4 0 0 0 VMrtnz dh 3 1 1 0
rose from 2.62 to 3.66. Marquis to retire any of the five batters Minnesota 1, Chicago White Sox 0 St. Louis 7, Florida 5 Raburn MLB would step in and make
Swisher rf 3 0 0 0 pr-dh 0 0 0 0
was seeking his 100th career he faced while blowing a save Cleveland 4, Oakland 1
Seattle 4, Texas 3
Arizona 4, Colorado 3
San Diego 6, Pittsburgh 5 Posada dh 3 0 0 0 Ordonz rf 3 1 2 2 payroll.
win and was trying to go 4-0 for for the fourth time in eight Wednesday's Games
Minnesota 3, Chicago White Sox 2
Chicago Cubs 4, L.A. Dodgers 1
Wednesday's Games
Gardnr lf
Cervelli c
2 0 0 0 C.Wells rf
3 0 1 0 JhPerlt ss
1 0 0 0
4 0 1 1 “We’ve been assured that all
the first time. chances. Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 2 Cincinnati 3, Houston 2 Avila c
Inge 3b
4 0 2 0
3 0 0 0
their obligations will be met,”
Detroit 4, N.Y. Yankees 0 Chicago Cubs 5, L.A. Dodgers 1
L.A. Angels at Boston, (n) Atlanta 8, Milwaukee 3, 1st game Totals 30 0 4 0 Totals 33 410 4 union head Michael Weiner
New York ........................... 000 000 000 — 0
Cubs 5, Dodgers 1 Giants 2, Mets 0 Baltimore 3, Kansas City 2
Cleveland at Oakland, (n)
Pittsburgh 7, San Diego 4
Philadelphia 7, Washington 4 Detroit................................. 013 000 00x — 4 said in a telephone interview
LOS ANGELES — Carlos NEW YORK — Tim Lince- Texas at Seattle, (n)
Thursday's Games
San Francisco 2, N.Y. Mets 0
Atlanta 8, Milwaukee 0, 2nd game
DP—Detroit 1. LOB—New York 6, Detroit 7.
2B—Teixeira (7), Mi.Cabrera (9), Avila (7). HR— with the AP.
Zambrano went eight solid cum struck out 12 to surpass N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 4-1) at Detroit (Porcello
1-2), 1:05 p.m.
Florida at St. Louis, (n)
Colorado at Arizona, (n)
Ordonez (1). SB—S.Sizemore (1), Avila (2).
IP H R ER BB SO
Commissioner Bud Selig
innings, and Chicago scored all Christy Mathewson for most Toronto (Drabek 2-1) at Tampa Bay (Price 3-3), 1:10 Thursday's Games New York
F.Garcia L,1-2 ......... 7 10 4 4 2 8
and the man he appointed to
p.m. Houston (Myers 1-1) at Cincinnati (Bailey 0-0), 12:35
of its runs on homers by Geova- double-digit strikeout games in L.A. Angels (Pineiro 0-0) at Boston (Lackey 2-3), p.m. Carlyle ...................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 monitor the Dodgers, Tom
1:35 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 2-1) at N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey Detroit
ny Soto, Carlos Pena and Mar- Giants history and Pat Burrell Baltimore (Tillman 1-2) at Kansas City (Chen 3-1), 1-3), 1:10 p.m. Scherzer W,5-0 ....... 8 4 0 0 2 9 Schieffer, were to meet Thurs-
Alburquerque........... 1 0 0 0 0 2
lon Byrd in a victory over Los hit a tiebreaking single against 2:10 p.m.
Cleveland (J.Gomez 0-1) at Oakland (Anderson
Florida (Jo.Johnson 3-0) at St. Louis (Westbrook
2-2), 1:40 p.m. F.Garcia pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. day. McCourt said in a state-
HBP—by Alburquerque (Teixeira).
Angeles. his favorite opponent, lifting 2-2), 3:35 p.m.
Texas (Lewis 2-3) at Seattle (Vargas 1-2), 10:10
Washington (Lannan 2-3) at Philadelphia (Halladay
4-1), 7:05 p.m. Umpires—Home, Bill Welke;First, Tim Tschida;Se- ment to the AP that he blamed
Andre Ethier’s 29-game hit- San Francisco over the New p.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 3-1) at Atlanta (Beachy 1-1),
7:10 p.m.
cond, Jeff Nelson;Third, Marty Foster.
T—2:41. A—22,569 (41,255).
the commissioner’s office for
Friday's Games
ting was put on hold when the York Mets. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Hammel 3-1) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 3-1), any financial issues.
Detroit at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. 9:40 p.m.
Dodgers scratched their right Lincecum (3-3) gave up five Minnesota at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Friday's Games Blue Jays 3, Rays 2 “The fact that we had obliga-
Toronto Tampa Bay
fielder because of an inflamed hits in seven innings, throwing N.Y. Yankees at Texas, 8:05 p.m.
Oakland at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.
Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.
Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. ab r h bi ab r h bi tions coming due in 2011 was
left elbow. 127 pitches for his most this Cleveland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.
Houston at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.
RDavis rf
CPttrsn cf
4
4
1
0
1 0
0 0
Fuld lf
Zobrist 2b
5 0 1 1
4 1 1 0
no surprise to us and no sur-
season. Four relievers complet- Washington at Florida, 7:10 p.m.
Milwaukee at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.
YEscor ss
Lind 1b
4
4
0
1
0 0
4 2
Damon dh
Longori 3b
4 0 2 0
2 0 1 0
prise to Major League Base-
Braves 8, Brewers 3 ed the six-hitter with Brian Arizona at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. JRiver lf 4 0 1 0 Joyce rf 3 0 1 1 ball,” McCourt said.
Colorado at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Encrnc 3b 3 1 1 0 BUpton cf 4 0 0 0
Braves 8, Brewers 0 Wilson working a perfect ninth McCoy 3b 0 0 0 0 Ktchm 1b 2 1 0 0 McCourt has publicly com-
Cooper dh 4 0 1 1 Brignc ss 2 0 0 0
ATLANTA — Tim Hudson for his 10th save. JMolin c 3 0 0 0 DJhnsn ph 1 0 0 0 plained Selig has refused to ap-
JMcDnl 2b 4 0 0 0 EJhnsn ss 1 0 0 0
pitched a one-hitter, Nate N L B O X E S Cubs 5, Dodgers 1 Jaso c 3 0 1 0 prove a 17-year contract with
McLouth homered to highlight Pirates 7, Padres 4 Chicago Los Angeles
Totals 34 3 8 3 Totals
SRdrgz pr 0 0 0 0
31 2 7 2 Fox that could be worth more
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a big day, and the Atlanta SAN DIEGO — Ryan Dou- Phillies 7, Nationals 4 SCastro ss 4 0 1 0 GwynJ lf 3 1 1 0 Toronto............................... 200 100 000 — 3 than $3 billion, a deal that
Washington Philadelphia Barney 2b 4 1 2 0 Miles 2b-3b 4 0 2 0 Tampa Bay......................... 000 001 001 — 2
Braves ruined the Milwaukee mit’s grand slam highlighted a ab r h bi ab r h bi Byrd cf 3 1 1 3 Gions rf 3 0 0 1 E—Y.Escobar (1). DP—Toronto 1. LOB—Toronto would include a front-loaded
Espinos 2b 4 2 1 3 Rollins ss 4 0 2 1 ArRmr 3b 3 0 0 0 Padilla p 0 0 0 0 6, Tampa Bay 9. 2B—J.Rivera (2), Cooper (1), Zo-
debut of Zack Greinke, rocking six-run third inning and Kevin Dsmnd ss 5 0 0 0 Victorn cf 4 0 1 2 JeBakr rf 3 0 1 0 Kemp cf 4 0 0 0 brist (10), Longoria (1). HR—Lind (6). SB—R.Davis payment of about $300 million.
Colvin rf 1 0 0 0 Uribe ss 1 0 0 0 (7), Kotchman (1). S—J.Molina. SF—Joyce.
the 2009 AL Cy Young Award Correia beat his old team, when Werth rf
AdLRc 1b
4 0 1 0 Polanc 3b
3 0 1 1 Howard 1b
3 0 1 1
4 0 0 0 Soto c 3 1 1 1 Carroll ss 2 0 0 0 IP H R ER BB SO His lawyers sent a letter to
ASorin lf 4 0 1 0 Loney 1b 4 0 2 0
winner in a victory to complete the Pittsburgh Pirates won to WRams c
L.Nix lf
4 0 1 0 BFrncs rf
4 1 1 0 Ibanez lf
3 1 0 0
4 2 3 1 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 Navarr c 4 0 1 0
Toronto
Morrow W,1-1.......... 61⁄3 5 1 1 4 7
MLB putting his complaints in
C.Pena 1b 4 1 1 1 Mitchll 3b-rf 3 0 0 0
a doubleheader sweep of the take two of three from the San HrstnJr cf 4 0 0 0 Schndr c 4 1 2 0
Zamrn p 3 1 1 0 Lilly p 2 0 0 0
Frasor H,2................ 2⁄3
Rzepczynski H,4 ..... 1
0
1
0
0
0
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3
writing, a precursor to a possi-
Cora 3b 4 0 3 0 WValdz 2b 4 2 1 1
Brewers. Diego Padres. Marqus p 2 0 0 0 Worley p 2 1 1 0 RJhnsn lf 0 0 0 0 Kuo p
MacDgl p
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
F.Francisco S,1-1 ... 1 1 1 1 2 2 ble lawsuit.
Brdrck p 0 0 0 0 Gload ph 1 0 0 0 Tampa Bay
The Braves romped in the The Pirates are playing well Bixler ph 1 0 0 0 JRomr p 0 0 0 0 DeJess Niemann L,1-4......... 4 6 3 3 0 0 “We developed a plan which
SBurntt p 0 0 0 0 Stutes p 0 0 0 0 ph-2b 1 0 0 0 Sonnanstine............. 3 1 0 0 0 0
first game, too, winning 8-3 as away from Pittsburgh. They’ve Coffey p 0 0 0 0 Mrtnz ph 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 5 9 5 Totals 31 1 6 1 J.Cruz ....................... 1 1 0 0 0 0 eventually became the Fox
Stairs ph 1 1 1 0 Baez p 0 0 0 0 Chicago.............................. 000 014 000 — 5 A.Russell.................. 1 0 0 0 0 2
Tommy Hanson pitched six won five road series already, Totals 36 4 9 4 Totals 33 711 6 Los Angeles....................... 000 001 000 — 1 HBP—by Niemann (Encarnacion). transaction. We’ve been work-
Umpires—Home, Chad Fairchild;First, Joe West-
strong innings and Martin one more than they did all of Washington ....................... 000 001 003 — 4 DP—Chicago 1, Los Angeles 2. LOB—Chicago 3,
Los Angeles 6. 2B—Gwynn Jr. (5), Miles (3). HR— ;Second, Angel Hernandez;Third, Paul Schrieber. ing on that plan, in different
Philadelphia....................... 000 034 00x — 7
Prado drove in three runs. last year. E—Desmond (8). DP—Washington 1. LOB— Byrd (1), Soto (3), C.Pena (2). CS—Ar.Ramirez (1). T—2:54. A—10,099 (34,078). versions, for the last six
Washington 7, Philadelphia 6. 2B—Ad.LaRoche SF—Gibbons.
(3), W.Ramos (6). HR—Espinosa (3), Ibanez (2). IP H R ER BB SO
Orioles 3, Royals 2 months,” McCourt said. “That
SF—Polanco. Chicago
IP H R ER BB SO Zambrano W,4-1 ..... 8 5 1 1 1 4 Baltimore Kansas City is a transaction that is now
AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP Washington
Marquis L,3-1 .......... 5 10 7 6 2 2
Marshall ...................
Los Angeles
1 1 0 0 0 2
BRorts 2b
ab r h bi
5 1 1 0 Aviles 2b
ab r h bi
4 0 2 0 completely negotiated, ready
Broderick.................. 1 1 0 0 0 1 Lilly L,2-3..................
Kuo ...........................
6
1
8
0
5
0
5
0
1
1
4
2
Markks rf 5 1 2 2 MeCarr cf 4 0 0 1 to be signed, and ready to be

Scherzer impressive;
S.Burnett .................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 D.Lee 1b 2 0 0 1 Gordon lf 4 0 1 0
Coffey ....................... 1 0 0 0 1 0 MacDougal ..............
Padilla.......................
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
Scott dh
AdJons cf
3 0 2 0 Butler dh
5 0 1 0 Francr rf
4 0 0 0
3 1 1 1
closed. It’s the series of delays
Philadelphia
Worley W,2-0 .......... 6 4 1 1 0 7 HBP—by Zambrano (Uribe).
Umpires—Home, Dan Iassogna;First, Dale Scott-
Wieters c 4 0 0 0 Betemt 3b 4 0 0 0 in allowing us to close this
J.Romero ................. 1 1 0 0 0 1 Pie lf 4 0 0 0 Kaaihu 1b 4 0 0 0
Stutes ....................... 1 1 0 0 1 1 ;Second, Jerry Meals;Third, C.B. Bucknor. MrRynl 3b 3 1 3 0 Treanr c 2 0 0 0 transaction that has created
Baez.......................... 1 3 3 3 0 2 T—2:32. A—28,419 (56,000). Andino ss 3 0 1 0 AEscor ss 2 1 1 0
the problem here. Otherwise,

Tigers beat Yankees


Marquis pitched to 4 batters in the 6th. Totals 34 310 3 Totals 31 2 5 2
HBP—by Worley (Espinosa).
Umpires—Home, Alfonso Marquez;First, Ed Hick- Reds 3, Astros 2
Baltimore ............................ 110 000 100 — 3
Kansas City ....................... 010 000 010 — 2
there would be no problem
ox;Second, Ed Rapuano;Third, Brian O’Nora.
T—2:45. A—44,123 (43,651). Houston Cincinnati E—Mar.Reynolds (5). DP—Baltimore 1, Kansas here. My recent investment in-
ab r h bi ab r h bi City 1. LOB—Baltimore 11, Kansas City 5.
Bourn cf 3 1 0 0 Stubbs cf 3 1 0 0 2B—B.Roberts (7), Aviles (7). HR—Markakis (3), to the club was necessitated by
Bourgs lf 3 0 1 1 Heisey lf 3 1 1 0 Francoeur (8). SB—Me.Cabrera (3). SF—D.Lee.
Padres 6, Pence rf 4 0 1 1 Votto 1b 4 1 1 1 IP H R ER BB SO the delay.”
Pirates 5 Wallac 1b 4 0 0 0 Phillips 2b 3 0 1 1 Baltimore
Arrieta W,4-1 ........... 7 3 1 1 2 8 The commissioner’s office
CJhnsn 3b 4 0 1 0 Bruce rf 4 0 1 1
Pittsburgh San Diego
The Associated Press Blackburn (2-4) held the ab r h bi ab r h bi
Hall 2b
Barmes ss
3 0 1 0 Hanign c
4 0 1 0 Janish ss
3 0 0 0
3 0 0 0
Ji.Johnson H,6 ........ 2⁄3
M.Gonzalez H,3 ...... 1⁄3
2
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0 effectively took control of the
DETROIT — Max Scherzer White Sox to four hits and a AMcCt cf
Paul lf
2 1 1 2 Bartlett ss
4 1 2 0 OHudsn 2b 1 0 1 0
4 1 2 0 Towles c
AnRdrg p
3 1 1 0 Valaika 3b
1 0 0 0 T.Wood p
3 0 1 0
1 0 0 0
Gregg S,6-7 .............
Kansas City
1 0 0 0 1 0 team on April 20, and Schieffer,
pitched eight scoreless innings, run in 6 2-3 innings, including EPtrsn WLopez p 0 0 0 0 Cairo ph 1 0 0 0 Davies L,1-4 ............ 61⁄3
Adcock ..................... 21⁄3
7
3
3
0
3
0
3
0
3
2
the former Texas Rangers pres-
GJones rf 4 0 0 0 pr-2b 2 1 2 1 MDwns ph 1 0 0 0 Bray p 0 0 0 0
and Magglio Ordonez homered Alex Rios’ solo homer in the Walker 2b 4 0 1 2 Ludwck lf 3 1 1 1 Abad p 0 0 0 0 Ondrsk p 0 0 0 0 Collins....................... 1⁄3 0 0 0 1 0 ident, was appointed by Selig
Overay 1b 4 0 1 0 Cantu 3b 3 0 0 0 Melncn p 0 0 0 0 FLewis ph 1 0 0 0 HBP—by Davies (Andino, D.Lee).
for the first time this season to third that tied the game 1-1. Snyder c 3 1 0 0 Adams p 0 0 0 0 Fulchin p 0 0 0 0 Corder p 0 0 0 0 Umpires—Home, Mike DiMuro;First, Andy Fletch- the following week. Schieffer
Moskos p 0 0 0 0 H.Bell p 0 0 0 0 Lyon p 0 0 0 0 er;Second, Tim Welke;Third, Jim Reynolds.
lead the Detroit Tigers to a 4-0 John Danks (0-5), a 15-game Alvarez 3b 2 0 1 0 Maybin cf 4 0 1 1 Totals 30 2 6 2 Totals 29 3 5 3 T—2:43. A—11,130 (37,903). must approve any transaction
BrWod 3b 0 0 0 0 Hawpe 1b 4 0 0 0
win over the New York Yan- winner a year ago, gave up Cedeno ss 3 1 1 0 RJhnsn c 3 1 1 1
Houston.............................. 002 000 000 — 2 over $5,000. MLB is investigat-
kees on Wednesday night. eight hits and three runs over Karstns p 2 0 1 0 Venale rf 3 0 0 0
Cincinnati ........................... 000 000 003 — 3
No outs when winning run scored.
Twins 3, White Sox 2 ing the finances of the team
DMcCt p 0 0 0 0 Qualls p 0 0 0 0 Minnesota Chicago
DP—Cincinnati 1. LOB—Houston 6, Cincinnati 5.
Ordonez has been in a hor- eight innings for Chicago. Matt Diaz ph
Crotta p
1 1 1 1 Headly 3b
0 0 0 0 Latos p
1 0 1 0
2 1 1 1 2B—Hall (3), Barmes (3), Towles (3), Bruce (3). ab r h bi ab r h bi and related entities since
3B—Valaika (1). CS—Bourgeois (2). S—An.Rodri- Span cf 3 2 2 0 Pierre lf 5 0 1 0
rendous slump to start the Capps got his fifth save in six Beimel p 0 0 0 0 Grgrsn p 0 0 0 0
guez. Tolbert ss 2 1 1 0 AlRmrz ss 4 1 1 0 McCourt bought the Dodgers
Doumit c 1 0 0 0 Denorfi rf 2 1 1 0 Mornea 1b 4 0 0 0 A.Dunn dh 2 0 0 0
year, but he had two hits chances. Totals 30 5 9 5 Totals 32 611 5
Houston
IP H R ER BB SO
Bckhm from the Fox division of Rupert
Pittsburgh .......................... 200 000 300 — 5
Wednesday, including a two- San Diego .......................... 003 000 21x — 6
An.Rodriguez ..........
W.Lopez H,2............
5
1
1
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0
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0
0
1
1
3
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Kubel rf
Cuddyr dh
3 0 1 2 pr-dh
3 0 1 0 Konerk 1b
0 0 0 0
1 0 0 1
Murdoch’s News Corp. in
run homer in the third that Blue Jays 3, Rays 2 E—Ro.Johnson (1). DP—Pittsburgh 3, San Diego Abad H,6 .................. 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Tosoni lf 4 0 1 1 Quentin rf 3 0 0 0 2004.
3. LOB—Pittsburgh 4, San Diego 6. 2B—Walker Melancon H,3 .......... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Valenci 3b 3 0 1 0 Przyns c 4 0 0 0
gave the Tigers a four-run lead. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — (7), Diaz (3), O.Hudson (4), Ludwick (6). HR— Fulchino H,3 ............ 1 0 0 0 0 1 Butera c 4 0 1 0 Rios cf 4 1 3 1 Rob Manfred, MLB’s execu-
E.Patterson (1), Ro.Johnson (1), Latos (1). SB— Lyon L,3-2 BS,4-8... 0 4 3 3 1 0 ACasill 2b 4 0 0 0 Teahen 3b 1 0 0 0
Detroit has won its last two Adam Lind hit a two-run Overbay (1). CS—A.McCutchen (4). S—Br.Wood, Cincinnati Lillirdg tive vice president for labor re-
Cedeno. T.Wood..................... 6 5 2 2 4 7
since a seven-game losing homer, Brandon Morrow IP H R ER BB SO Bray........................... 1 0 0 0 0 1
ph-2b
Vizquel
0 0 0 0
lations, said McCourt and the
Pittsburgh Ondrusek ................. 1 0 0 0 0 1
streak. pitched into the seventh inning Karstens................... 4 6 3 3 2 4 Cordero W,2-0 ........ 1 1 0 0 0 0 Totals 30 3 8 3 Totals
2b-3b 4 0 1 0
28 2 6 2
Dodgers were the cause of any
Scherzer (5-0) allowed four and the Toronto Blue Jays beat D.McCutchen ..........
Crotta........................
2
0
0
2
0
2
0
2
1
0
1
0
Lyon pitched to 5 batters in the 9th.
WP—Lyon. Minnesota .......................... 100 002 000 — 3 difficulties. Manfred met with
hits and two walks. He struck the Tampa Bay Rays. Beimel L,0-1
BS,1-1 ...................... 11⁄3 3 1 1 1 2
Chicago.............................. 001 000 010 — 2
E—Pierre (5). DP—Minnesota 2. LOB—Minnesota Schieffer on Wednesday and
out nine. Lind connected in the first Moskos..................... 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Braves 8, Brewers 3 6, Chicago 8. 2B—Valencia (5), Al.Ramirez (2).
HR—Rios (3). CS—Span (1), A.Casilla (1), Vizquel
was to join Thursday’s session
San Diego
Freddy Garcia (1-2) pitched inning and finished with four Latos ......................... 6 5 2 2 2 5
Milwaukee
First Game
Atlanta
(1). S—Tolbert. SF—Kubel, Konerko.
IP H R ER BB SO
with Selig.
Gregerson BS,2-2 .. 1⁄3 3 3 3 1 0
seven-plus innings for the Yan- hits. He has five homers and 16 Qualls ....................... 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 ab r h bi ab r h bi Minnesota “Any financial problems
Adams W,1-0........... 1 1 0 0 0 1 Weeks 2b 3 1 1 0 Prado lf 5 2 3 3 Blackburn W,2-4 ..... 62⁄3 4 1 1 4 1
kees, allowing four runs on 10 RBIs in his last 12 games. H.Bell S,7-7 ............. 1 0 0 0 1 1 Morgan cf-rf 4 0 0 1 Heywrd rf 3 1 1 0 Mijares H,5 .............. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 faced by the Los Angeles Dodg-
Braun lf 4 0 0 0 C.Jones 3b 5 0 1 2 Perkins H,5 .............. 1⁄3 1 1 0 1 0
hits. He walked two and struck Morrow (1-1) allowed one Karstens pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.
Crotta pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. Fielder 1b 4 1 1 1 McCnn c 3 0 1 2 Capps S,5-6 ............ 12⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 ers are the result of decisions
McGeh 3b 3 1 1 0 Uggla 2b 5 0 0 0 Chicago
out eight. run and five hits in 6 1-3 in- Umpires—Home, Chris Guccione;First, Mike Win-
ters;Second, Mike Everitt;Third, Mark Wegner. Kotsay rf 2 0 1 0 Fremn 1b 4 1 2 0 Danks L,0-5 ............. 8 8 3 3 3 0 made by Mr. McCourt and his
Scherzer allowed a leadoff nings. T—2:51. A—18,636 (42,691). CGomz ph-cf 2 0 1 0 AlGnzlz ss
Lucroy c 4 0 0 0 McLoth cf
5 1 1 0
3 2 3 0
Crain ......................... 1 0
HBP—by Blackburn (Quentin), by Capps (Lilli-
0 0 1 1 management team over a peri-
single to Derek Jeter in the Counsll ss 2 0 1 1 Hanson p
YBtncr ph-ss 2 0 0 0 Conrad ph
2 0 1 0
0 1 0 0
bridge), by Mijares (Lillibridge). PB—Butera. od of years,” Manfred said in a
first, then retired 10 straight Orioles 3, Royals 2 Estrad p 2 0 0 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 statement. “The pace of the
Stetter p 0 0 0 0 Hinske ph 1 0 0 0
hitters, striking out four in a KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nick Giants 2, Mets 0 C.Hart ph 1 0 0 0 Linernk p 0 0 0 0
A L L E A D E R S commissioner’s investigation
Green p 0 0 0 0 Gearrin p 0 0 0 0
row at one point. Detroit Markakis homered, Jake Arrie- San Francisco
ab r h bi
New York
ab r h bi
Mitre p 0 0 0 0 has been adversely impacted
Totals 33 3 6 3 Totals 36 813 7 BATTING—Bautista, Toronto, .357; MiCabrera,
opened the scoring with a run ta pitched seven strong innings Rownd cf-lf
FSnchz 2b
5 1 1 0 JosRys ss
5 0 1 0 DnMrp 2b
4 0 0 0
4 0 1 0 Milwaukee.......................... 010 100 010 — 3 Detroit, .352; Kubel, Minnesota, .350; Joyce, Tam- by the Dodgers’ failure to pro-
pa Bay, .345; MIzturis, Los Angeles, .340; MiYoung,
in the second when Victor and the rejuvenated Baltimore Fontent ss 3 1 1 1 DWrght 3b 3 0 0 0 Atlanta ................................ 002 204 00x — 8
LOB—Milwaukee 5, Atlanta 11. 2B—C.Gomez (3), Texas, .339; Gordon, Kansas City, .325; Betemit, duce documents in a timely
Posey c 5 0 0 0 Beltran rf 3 0 2 0 Kansas City, .325.
Martinez, Ordonez and Jhonny Orioles got a lucky landing to Huff 1b 4 0 3 0 I.Davis 1b 4 0 1 0 Heyward (4), McLouth (8). 3B—Weeks (2). HR—
RUNS—Bautista, Toronto, 25; MiCabrera, Detroit, manner and by the complexity
Burrell lf 3 0 1 1 RPauln c 4 0 2 0 Fielder (7). SB—Weeks (3). SF—McCann.
Peralta hit consecutive singles. beat Kansas City, snapping the Ford cf 0 0 0 0 Harris lf 3 0 0 0 IP H R ER BB SO 25; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 22; Ellsbury, Boston, 21;
Gordon, Kansas City, 21; HKendrick, Los Angeles,
of the financial structures sur-
Schrhlt rf 3 0 1 0 Igarash p 0 0 0 0 Milwaukee
Martinez was activated Royals’ four-game winning Tejada 3b 3 0 1 0 Gee p 0 0 0 0 Estrada L,1-1........... 51⁄3 9 7 7 3 5 21; Andrus, Texas, 20; Francoeur, Kansas City, 20;
Teixeira, New York, 20.
rounding the club. The com-
Linccm p 3 0 0 0 Thole ph 1 0 0 0 Stetter....................... 2⁄3 1 1 1 0 1
Wednesday from the disabled streak. C.Ross ph 1 0 0 0 Pridie cf 3 0 0 0 Green ....................... 1 2 0 0 0 2 RBI—Konerko, Chicago, 25; Lind, Toronto, 25; Zo- missioner intends to complete
Mitre.......................... 1 1 0 0 2 1 brist, Tampa Bay, 25; Beltre, Texas, 24; Francoeur,
list after being out with a It was 3-1 in the eighth when RRmrz p
JaLopz p
0 0 0 0 Capuan p
0 0 0 0 Hairstn lf
2 0 0 0
1 0 0 0 Atlanta Kansas City, 24; MiYoung, Texas, 24; MiCabrera, the investigation promptly but
Detroit, 23.
strained right groin. Alcides Escobar singled with Romo p
BrWlsn p
0 0 0 0 Duda ph
0 0 0 0
1 0 0 0 Hanson W,4-3 .........
O’Flaherty ................
6
1
3
1
2
0
2
0
2
0
7
1 HITS—MiYoung, Texas, 41; ISuzuki, Seattle, 40; will not accept less than a thor-
Gordon, Kansas City, 39; MiCabrera, Detroit, 38;
one out against Orioles reliever Totals 35 2 9 2 Totals 33 0 6 0 Linebrink ..................
Gearrin .....................
1
1
1
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
1 AdGonzalez, Boston, 37; Lind, Toronto, 37; MeCa- ough investigation.”
San Francisco.................... 000 001 100 — 2
Twins 3, White Sox 2 Jim Johnson. Mike Aviles fol- New York ........................... 000 000 000 — 0 HBP—by Stetter (Heyward). WP—Stetter. brera, Kansas City, 36; Francoeur, Kansas City, 36; The Dodgers said late
Kubel, Minnesota, 36.
CHICAGO — Nick Black- lowed with a drive past center E—F.Sanchez (2), Posey (2), D.Wright (3). DP—
San Francisco 1, New York 1. LOB—San Francisco N L L E A D E R S DOUBLES—Gordon, Kansas City, 13; Quentin,
Chicago, 13; MiYoung, Texas, 13; AdGonzalez,
Wednesday that the docu-
burn earned his first win in a fielder Adam Jones that 11, New York 9. 2B—Rowand (10), Huff (5), Dan-
.Murphy (7), Beltran (11). SB—Ford (2), D.Wright
Boston, 11; Betemit, Kansas City, 10; Encarnacion, ments and financial informa-
BATTING—Holliday, St. Louis, .409;Berkman, St. Toronto, 10; MIzturis, Los Angeles, 10; Zobrist,
month, Jason Kubel had two wedged under the fence, in (7). CS—Schierholtz (2). Louis, .402;Polanco, Philadelphia, .374;Ethier, Los Tampa Bay, 10. tion requested by MLB on
IP H R ER BB SO Angeles, .370;Wallace, Houston, .367;Votto, Cin- TRIPLES—Bourjos, Los Angeles, 4; Crisp, Oak-
RBIs and Minnesota beat Chi- plain sight. San Francisco cinnati, .358;Freese, St. Louis, .356. land, 3; SRodriguez, Tampa Bay, 3; 12 tied at 2. April 20 had been placed in a
Lincecum W,3-3...... 7 5 0 0 3 12 RUNS—Votto, Cincinnati, 25;Berkman, St. Louis, HOME RUNS—Bautista, Toronto, 9; Cano, New
cago to sweep a two-game Aviles circled the bases with R.Ramirez H,5......... 1⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 24;Braun, Milwaukee, 24;Holliday, St. Louis, York, 8; Francoeur, Kansas City, 8; Granderson, data room at Dodger Stadium
Ja.Lopez H,4 ........... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 1
series. what fans thought was a tying, Romo H,6................. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 1
24;Phillips, Cincinnati, 22;Pujols, St. Louis,
22;Stubbs, Cincinnati, 22;Weeks, Milwaukee, 22.
New York, 8; Konerko, Chicago, 8; Teixeira, New
York, 8; Beltre, Texas, 7; MiCabrera, Detroit, 7;
earlier in the day and that a cur-
Br.Wilson S,10-11 .. 1 0 0 0 0 2
Minnesota won the opener inside-the-park home run. But New York
RBI—Howard, Philadelphia, 29;Berkman, St.
Louis, 27;Fielder, Milwaukee, 27;Braun, Milwau-
NCruz, Texas, 7; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 7.
STOLEN BASES—Fuld, Tampa Bay, 10; ISuzuki,
rent financial report on the
Tuesday night 1-0 when Fran- second base umpire and crew Capuano L,2-3 ........ 61⁄3
Igarashi .................... 12⁄3
8
0
2
0
2
0
3
1
5
2
kee, 23;CJones, Atlanta, 23;IDavis, New York, Seattle, 10; Andrus, Texas, 8; Crisp, Oakland, 8; team was given to Schieffer
22;SDrew, Arizona, 22;Pence, Houston, 22. RDavis, Toronto, 7; Dyson, Kansas City, 7; Ellsbu-
cisco Liriano held the White chief Tim Welke made Aviles Gee ...........................
HBP—by Igarashi (Ford).
1 1 0 0 0 1 HITS—Ethier, Los Angeles, 44;Kemp, Los An- ry, Boston, 7; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 7. and MLB executive vice presi-
geles, 43;Polanco, Philadelphia, 43;SCastro, Chi- PITCHING—Weaver, Los Angeles, 6-1; Scherzer,
Sox hitless. Last-place Chicago return to second with a double Umpires—Home, Jeff Kellogg;First, Eric Cooper- cago, 41;JosReyes, New York, 41;Berkman, St. Detroit, 5-0; Masterson, Cleveland, 5-0; Britton, dent John McHale Jr. last
;Second, Mark Carlson;Third, Tim Timmons. Louis, 39;Votto, Cincinnati, 38. Baltimore, 5-1; 7 tied at 4.
has lost 17 of 21. and sent Escobar back to third. T—3:00. A—29,333 (41,800). week.
CMYK

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H.S. GIRLS SOCCER

WVC faces uncertain future after 2012 switch


If this season trouble finding players, finishing though, is when do the jayvees the top four teams in Division Both teams agreed to the
is a mess –
what with rain-
outs, more
JOHN ERZAR 2010 with only 12 healthy. The
Blue Knights, though, had 29 on
their preseason roster.
get to play? Alternate fields are 1-A; the top three teams in Divi-
going to be a necessity, and
inevitably some program will
sion 1-B; the top two teams in
Division 2-A; and the top team
dimensions.

GOOD AND BAD DEICISIONS


rainouts, sched- NOTEBOOK The issue for both soccer end up angry with the solution. in Division 2-B. Last week’s Dallas-Coughlin
ule and site some observers see it shrinking programs is field hockey. Wyom- · Officiating: I know most of The top two teams in Divi- game was called with plenty of
switches almost even more. ing Area has formed a solid field the soccer officials by name or sion 1-A will receive first-round time left in the second half due
daily – just wait · Loss of programs: One per- hockey program in a short peri- face. Except at one game, I byes. The rest will be seeded by to lightning. The result was a 1-1
until 2012. son said he could see WVC girls od of time. Seminary has one of didn’t know who the three offi- the D2 soccer committee. tie in the crucial contest, but it
The 2012 girls soccer season soccer down to 14 teams by fall the best field hockey programs cials were. A person there said The regular season is set to was the correct call to not wait
will be the last in the spring. 2012. That might be a bit pessi- not only in the state but the the WVC gets some from the end May 13, but that won’t out the lightning to see if play
Then it’s a few months off and mistic, but then again. Soccer nation. If there is a mass exodus Scranton area in the spring. But happen since Honesdale and could resume. The game was
back to the field for the fall 2012 programs will be battling the of players to that sport, the let’s be honest, the WVC won’t Tunkhannock have a makeup played at night at Lake-Lehman
as the PIAA moves all girls big monster – field hockey – in soccer programs will surely be get them in the fall 2012. So game set for May 18, the final and with a huge storm just a
soccer to one season. the fall for players and will hurt, but hopefully not to the more soccer officials will be possible regular-season date few miles away, there was no
The change could affect just come out on the losing end. point where both schools will be needed. And the way some that won’t hamper the district reason to keep everyone at the
what the Wyoming Valley Con- GAR and Hanover Area could forced to can soccer. coaches think about the officiat- tournament. stadium.
ference looks like in fall 2012. be two programs on the en- · Where to play: This one is ing now, wait until a bunch of Now the bad decision. It was
After chatting informally with dangered list. Both have strug- too complicated to explain fully, newcomers take the field. OUT OF LINE amazing how many people
several people in the girls soc- gled with numbers, and GAR but put it this way: there are Obviously, there are or will be The Tunkhannock-Meyers stood around in the parking lot
cer circle, here are some of the had just 12 girls on its preseason schools out there that will have a few more problems, but those game played at Wilkes-Barre and didn’t seek shelter either
things that could happen. roster. a girls soccer team, a boys soc- four have come to the forefront. Memorial Stadium had some inside a vehicle or the school
· Exodus of teams: The WVC Wyoming Area would have cer team and a field hockey quirkiness to the field. with lightning all around the
has 20 teams in girls soccer. been on the list as well, but has team all trying to play in the PLAYOFF FORMAT UPDATE First, the football field side- area.
Three of them – Delaware Val- seen a huge increase in its ros- same stadium. Oh, and don’t The playoff format published lines were used, and the teams
ley, Honesdale and North Poco- ter under first-year coach Mike forget the football team, which in the WVC preview needs to be probably set an unofficial WVC BIG GAME CHANGE
no – will likely be moving to the Pryor. I was shocked when I saw just might want to practice on revisited. The format was a record for throw-ins. Secondly, The Dallas vs. Berwick game
Lackawanna Conference. Makes the Warriors’ bench loaded with the synthetic surface as well proposal, something not noted since the school didn’t want on Monday will be at Dallas,
sense. Those schools play in the reserves. In the past, Wyoming because it has a Friday night when it was received, and the extra temporary lines painted not Berwick as on the original
Lackawanna Conference in just Area was lucky to have four or game on the field. change is a minor one. on the field, the penalty area schedule. The teams flip-
about every other sport. five backups. It had 31 on its One person floated the idea of There is no play-in game for a was 20 yards long, not 18 yards. flopped home dates so the first
So that would put the WVC at preseason roster. playing boys and girls soccer District 2 playoff berth. Instead, And the keeper box was 5 yards meeting could be played on
17 teams for the fall 2012, but Wyoming Seminary also had doubleheaders. The problem, the 10-team playoff is as follows: long not 6 yards. Berwick’s fake grass.

LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP H.S. BASEBALL ROUNDUP

Misericordia coach Northwest scores 15,


wins league honor knocks off Grenadiers
The Times Leader staff Holy Redeemer at Nanticoke
Pittston Area at Hazleton Area
The Times Leader staff be to face another area team, In a game played Tuesday, Wyoming Area at Tunkhannock
Wyoming Valley West at Dallas
Misericordia’s Pete Egbert top-seeded Misericordia, in the Matt Korea went 3-for-4 with GAR at Hanover Area
Wyoming Seminary at Northwest
was named Freedom Confer- tournament opener at 4 p.m. three RBI at the plate while going Friday's games
Dallas at Holy Redeemer
ence Baseball Coach of the Friday at Quakertown Memo- the distance on the mound for Wyoming Valley West at Crestwood
Meyers at Lake-Lehman
Year on Wednesday, with six of rial Park in Quakertown. Northwest in a 15-5 win over West Side Tech at MMI Prep
his players being named to the The Cougars swept the regu- GAR in five innings.
all-conference team. A total of lar-season series from King’s Ryan Kondrosky and Tyler Kit- LEAGUE LEADERS
nine local college players in all (16-17-1, 11-9-1), scoring 37 runs tle also drove in three runs for the ATTENTION: All stats are compiled through box
scores submitted each game by the home team and
earned all-conference honors. in three games at the Mon- Rangers (3-4). may not necessarily match each school’s official
book. Coaches are encouraged to submit season
Egbert helped lead the Cou- archs’ home field. Kittle, Pete Feno (RBI) and stats at their convenience to help with accuracy.
Unofficial statistics (min. 18 AB / 14 IP)
gars to the top seed in this No. 2 seed DeSales will play Tyler Pegarella (two RBI) had DIVISION I
Batting
weekend’s Freedom Confer- No. 3 FDU-Florham at 7 p.m. two hits apiece. Player AB R H AVG
Josh Savokinas, PA .............. 30 19 20 .667
ence tournament in Quaker- to close out the first day of the Joe Prednis finished 2-for-3 Mike Papi, TUN ...................... 20 18 13 .650
town, posting a 23-13 overall double-elimination tourna- with an RBI for the Grenadiers Steve Ruch, HR ..................... 23 17 13 .565
Jordan Bone, PA.................... 25 12 14 .560
record with a 14-7 mark in ment, which continues Sat- (2-6). Josh McClain, TUN ............... 20
Dave Calovi, BER.................. 22
5 11 .550
3 11 .500
league play. urday and concludes with Rich Condeelis, TUN ............ 31
Travis DeBona, DAL ............. 30
8 15 .484
7 14 .467
Northwest GAR
The 23 wins were the most Sunday’s championship round. ab r h bi ab r h bi Joe Pechulis, WVW............... 27 7 12 .444
Mazonkey ss 3 1 1 0 Prednis lf 3 1 2 1 Christian Choman, HR .......... 25 9 11 .440
for the program since joining Feno lf 4 2 2 1 Curiel 2b 3 0 1 0 RBI – Mike Healey (TUN) 25, Savokinas 19, Ron
the NCAA Division III ranks in SOFTBALL DiPasquale c 3 1 0 1 Smith cf
Kondrosky 1b 3 2 1 3 Letteer p
3 1 1 1
2 1 1 1
Musto (PA) 18, Ruch 16, McClain 12, Choman 12,
Anthony Grillini (COU) 12, Dominick Gulius (COU)
1993. King’s hosting tournament Korea p 4 3 3 3 Dudick 3b 2 0 0 0 12, Eric Hauer (NAN) 11, DeBona 10
2B – Marc Noyalis (DAL) 6, Condeelis 6, Tyler
Kittle cf 2 3 2 3 Ankner ss 0 0 0 0
A pair of Wyoming Valley Two-time defending league Stempien rf 2 1 0 1 Thomas dh
Begliomini ph 1 0 0 0 Rodriguez c 3 1 1 0
3 0 1 1 Shillabeer (WVW) 5, Savokinas 5, Musto 5, Calovi 4,
Dylan Maloney (WA) 4, Gulius 4, 11 tied with 3
West grads – infielder Andrew champion King’s will go for a Gurzynski 3b 2 0 0 1 Skrpnak 1b 2 0 1 0 3B – Papi 2, 17 tied with 1
HR – Ruch 6, Savokinas 5, Healey 5, Papi 3,
White ph 0 1 0 0 Tyson rf 1 1 0 0
Tressa and outfielder Kenny third straight title beginning SAM SHARPE/WWW.THESHARPEIMAGE.COM Margelwcz 2b 0 0 0 0 Choman 3, Zack Berg (CRE) 3, Tommy Alexander
Pegarella dh 3 1 2 2 (WVW) 3, Steve Brynok (CRE) 2, DeBona 2, Musto
Durling – were named first- Friday when the Lady Mon- Penguins captain Ryan Craig scored an apparent goal in the Totals 27151115 Totals 22 5 8 4 2, Hauer 2, 19 tied with 1
Pitching
team All-Freedom on Wednes- archs play host to the Freedom first period, but it was called off for contact with the goaltender. Northwest ...................................
GAR ............................................
052 71 — 15
012 20 — 5 Player IP W L ERA
Mike Healey, TUN ................. 26.0 3 1 1.62
day along with teammates Pat Conference Softball Champion- 2B – Rodriguez
Matt Zielen, WVW .................. 21.2 3 0 2.26
IP H R ER BB SO
Clark and Matt Karabin, both ships this weekend at the The Penguins roared back in- Northwest B. Fenstermacher, BER ....... 14.0
Shane Casey, CRE ............... 14.2
1 1 2.50
1 1 2.86

PENGUINS
Korea (W, 2-0) ......... 5.0 8 5 5 1 1
pitchers. school’s Betzler Complex in to the Charlotte end on the next GAR Anthony Zaloga, HAZ ............ 14.1
Rich Condeelis, TUN ............ 22.2
2 3 2.93
4 0 3.09
Letteer (L, 1-3) ......... 1.2 5 5 5 1 0
Catcher Andy Gonzalez and Wilkes-Barre Township. shift. Murphy came up big, Smith.......................... 1.1 4 7 6 3 0 Daren Harer, BER ................. 14.2
Dylan Maloney, WA............... 32.2
1 1 3.34
2 3 3.64
Rodriguez ................. 1.0 1 2 2 3 0
infielder Nate Newman made King’s (15-11, 8-6 Freedom) sprawling to stop Geoff Walker Tyson......................... 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 Jordan Bone, PA.................... 20.2 2 0 3.73
Brian Stepniak, DAL .............. 22.2 1 2 4.01
the second team to round out is the No. 3 seed in the four- at the post and again during a Strikeouts – Zielen 39, Maloney 36, Tommy Alex-
Continued from Page 1B ander (WVW) 31, Healey 28, Condeelis 23, Marc
the Cougars’ honors. team, double-elimination tour- jam-up at the crease. Spartans-Comets postponed Noyalis (DAL) 22, Stepniak 19, Bob Sorokas (COU)
18, Josh Bayzick (HAZ) 17, Joe Pechulis (WVW) 15,
In addition, King’s outfielder nament. The bracket opens at no contact with the goalie and At the end of the night, Mur- Wednesday’s Wyoming Valley Josh Featherman (COU) 15
Chris Sweeney (Crestwood) 11 a.m. Friday with No. 1 De- then I watched it on video and phy earned his first shutout of West at Crestwood game has
DIVISION II
Batting
and Wilkes infielder Matt Ruch Sales and No. 4 Manhattan- there was not contact,” Hynes the playoffs and held the Pen- been rescheduled for Friday. Player AB R
Joe DiMaggio, MEY .............. 34 16 19 .559
H AVG

(Holy Redeemer) made the ville. King’s will then take on said. “I’m not sure what the ra- guins to just one goal in the last The contest had originally Josh Everett, LL ..................... 26 15 13 .500
Victor Garcia, MEY................ 31 13 15 .484
first team, while King’s desig- No. 2 FDU-Florham at 1 p.m. tionale was behind waiving it two games. been scheduled for April 29. Tyler McGovern, LL............... 19 11 9 .474
Robert Polachek, SEM ......... 26 6 12 .462
nated hitter Brenton Eades was The tournament continues off.” If the Penguins hope to avoid Justin Romanoski, WST ....... 24 9 11 .458
Zack Yursha, LL..................... 22 10 10 .455
on the second team. through Saturday with the Instead of being up 1-0, things being eliminated on Friday WVC STANDINGS Skyler DiPasquale, NW ........ 22 7 10 .455
Lance Letteer, GAR............... 19 4 8 .421
championship round starting remained scoreless through the night, they are well aware that Team
Division I East
W L GB RS RA Matt Korea, NW...................... 19 7 8 .421
Freedom tourney opens at 1 p.m. second period as the Penguins Murphy is the riddle that they Pittston Area ...................... 7 2 — 77 48 RBI – DiMaggio 18, Bryan Mathers (LL) 14, Robert
Holy Redeemer ................. 5 4 2.0 70 46 Reilly (MEY) 14, Yursha 12, McGovern 10, Everett
A late-season surge helped Single-day tickets are set at continued their attack. need to solve. Hazleton Area....................
Coughlin..............................
4 5
4 6
3.0
3.5
36
60
48
72
10, Mike View (HAN) 9, Adam Paulauskas (LL) 8,
Cory Dickson (HAN) 8, Romanoski 8
King’s hold off rival Wilkes and $6 for adults, $5 for seniors But Murphy held his ground, “Right now he’s the joker and Crestwood .......................... 2 7 5.0 45 77 2B – DiMaggio 5, Curt Barbacci (LL) 4, View 4,
Nanticoke............................ 2 8 5.5 56 91 Reilly 4, Letteer 3, Romanoski 3, Dakota Owen
claim the fourth and final spot and $3 for students. All-session making several big stops includ- we haven’t found a way to solve Division I West (MEY) 3, Chris LaBar (WST) 3, Zack Kollar (HAN) 3,
Team W L GB RS RA Garcia 3
in this weekend’s Freedom tickets are also available at $10 ing three during 59 seconds of a it yet,” Hynes said. “You can al- Tunkhannock ..................... 9 1 — 84 24 3B – Yursha 2, Craig Skudalski (SEM) 2, DiMag-
Wyoming Valley West ...... 6 3 2.5 73 44 gio 2, 11 tied with 1
Conference tournament. for adults, $8 for seniors, and Penguins 5-on-3 advantage. ways solve a goaltender. You Dallas .................................. 5 3 3.0 42 48 HR – Mathers 3, Garcia 2, Mickey Ferrence
The Monarchs’ reward will $5 for students. On the night the Penguins have to find a way to do it and be Wyoming Area...................
Berwick ...............................
4 6
3 6
5.0
5.5
48
25
67
51
(HAN) 1, Dan Yencha (MMI) 1, Everett 1, Max Wiles
(SEM) 1
were 0-for-5 on the power play committed to that. You have to Team
Division II
W L GB RS RA Player
Pitching
IP W L ERA
and haven’t scored with the man be relentless in that solution.” Meyers ................................
Lake-Lehman.....................
9 0
7 1

1.5
90
92
25
27
Corey Dubil, MEY .................. 28.0 4 0 0.75
Justin Cornell, LL ................... 23.1 5 0 0.90
COLLEGE FOOTBALL advantage in their last 16 chanc- And confident that sooner or Hanover Area..................... 5 3 3.5 62 29 Cory Dickson, HAN ............... 28.2 3 1 1.71
MMI Prep ............................ 4 5 5.0 37 66 Anthony Morrash, MEY ........ 14.1 1 2 1.95
es, dating back to the third peri- later at least one bounce will go Northwest ........................... 3 4 5.0 50 62 Robert Polachek, SEM ......... 20.1 1 2 2.07

Delany calls Nebraska


Wyoming Seminary .......... 3 6 6.0 45 69 Strikeouts – Craig Skudalski (SEM) 27, Dubil 26,
od of Game 1. your way. GAR..................................... 2 6 6.5 27 79 Dickson 25, Kyle Stempien (NW) 22, Polachek 21,
West Side Tech ................. 0 8 8.5 36 82
Charlotte is a perfect 25-for-25 “We have to get rewarded at Today's games
Mickey Ferrence (HAN) 20, Nick Eck (WST) 15, Cor-
nell 15, Dan Yencha (MMI) 14, John Nargoski (MEY)
on the penalty kill at home and some point,” Craig said, adding Coughlin at Crestwood 13, Lance Letteer (GAR) 13

‘Green Bay’ of Big Ten


8-for-8 when facing a two-man the plan for Game 5 is simple.
advantage. “Just stick with our game,” he
Still, Hynes remained confi- said. “We’re not going to change
dent that the Penguins can solve our game now. Win one game.
The Associated Press those programs.” the Charlotte penalty kill by That’s what we need to do.” POSTPONEMENTS
OMAHA, Neb. — Jim Delany Though Nebraska accepted simply continuing to improve

Weather shuffles around


calls the Nebraska Cornhuskers its invitation to the Big Ten last on their power play. NOTES
the Green Bay Packers of the Big June, the school’s appeal to the “We’re getting quality scoring • D Carl Sneep, D Viktor Ek-
Ten. conference was called into ques- chances. Eventually the puck’s bom, RW Jesse Boulerice, F An-
The Big Ten commissioner

local high school schedule


tion last week when the presti- going to go over the goal line,” dy Bathgate, F Ryan Schnell and
said Wednesday that the Big gious Association of American he said. “We haven’t got the F Ben Street (injury) were
Ten’s attraction to Nebraska Universities dropped Nebraska bounce we need.” scratched for the Penguins. Paul
went beyond geography and a from its membership. Charlotte’s goal at 2:01 of the Thompson suited up for his sec-
shared culture with member The AAU is made up of about third came during its fourth ond playoff game as Hynes elect- The Times Leader staff nock, TBA.
schools.
five dozen of the top research power play of the night. With ed to dress six defensemen and Here is a list of high school Softball: Coughlin at Nanti-
“It’s really about the games,”
Delany said. “We’re not the universities in the nation. Each the puck in the Penguins zone, 12 forwards. sporting events postponed coke, Friday; Wyoming Seminary
NFL, but the NFL has a very of the current Big Ten schools is Chris Collins was hurt while try- • After playing one shift in Wednesday due to inclement at Northwest, Monday; Holy Re-
small-market team, Green Bay, a member. Nebraska joined the ing to make a clearing attempt Game 3 due to injury, Bryan weather. Makeup dates are listed deemer at Wyoming Area, Tues-
and their games are national association in 1909 and became along the boards. With Collins Lerg skated a regular shift in as well. day; MMI Prep at Hanover Area,
games, and everything they do the first school to be dropped. on the ice, the puck made its Game 4.
Girls soccer: North Pocono at May 13; Pittston Area at Wyom-
is followed. The Nebraska brand Nebraska fell short on a number way to the man he would’ve • The Penguins were shut out
Wyoming Seminary, 5 p.m. Satur- ing Valley West, TBA.
has developed in such a way as of criteria related to its prowess been covering – Chris Terry, for the second time in the post-
as a research institution and was who fired a wrist shot from the season and are now 2-4 in one- day; Pittston Area at Honesdale, Baseball: Wyoming Valley
other names like Oklahoma,
Texas, Southern Cal. It’s one of voted out. right circle for a 1-0 lead. goal games. May 13; MMI Prep at Tunkhan- West at Crestwood, Friday.
CMYK

THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com ➛ S P O R T S THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011 PAGE 5B

MEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL


Carr chooses Hampden-Sydney

Lions, Buckeyes meet in NCAA semis


Penn State is hosting the cific Coast beaches. za.” It’s a first-of-its kind gather- players, so high schools and col-
Of course, a California school ing that includes a U.S. men’s na- leges are the breeding grounds
national championships this
isn’t out of the mix for a title, ei- tional training team scrimmage; for the next batch of potential
weekend at Rec Hall. ther. The Ohio State-Penn State a USA Volleyball boys clinic; and Olympians.
winner will meet either top- a boys high school tournament “This is looked at to help con-
ranked and top-seeded Southern that will include 35 teams. tinue or accelerate the process of
By GENARO C. ARMAS California (23-3), or upstart UC- “My intent was to raise the bar keeping the sport in front of the
AP Sports Writer Santa Barbara (17-14) on Satur- for future men’s volleyball cham- eyeballs of lots of boys, and that’s
STATE COLLEGE — Penn day night. pionship weeks,” said Penn State a great thing,” Kiraly said
State and Ohio State are taking “There’s some West Coast bias coach Mark Pavlik, who helped Wednesday as he watched the
their Big Ten grudge match to in volleyball,” said USC coach create the event. “Let’s turn it in- Trojans practice.
the volleyball court. Bill Ferguson, whose Trojans to a celebration of men’s and At the high-school level, there
OK, the rivalry may not have play in what is considered to be boys’ volleyball to the stage are about 450,000 girls playing Holy Redeemer senior basketball player Austin Carr has
the same intensity as a football men’s volleyball toughest that’s the biggest that our sport volleyball, compared to about decided to continue his education and basketball career at
slugfest at Beaver Stadium or league, the Mountain Pacific has.” 50,000 boys. Kiraly said that is in
Division III Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. "We are
the Horseshoe. There’s not even Sports Federation. “But that’s Volleyball great Karch Kiraly, part to a trickle-down effect of
a Big Ten men’s volleyball con- not to say that there are not un- a U.S. women’s national team as- the impact of the Title IX law, thrilled with Austin’s decision to join our program here at
ference. believable quality programs in sistant coach, said it’s a logical which mandates equal opportu- Hampden-Sydney College,” said Dee Vick, the program’s
But there will still be a lot at Penn State and Ohio State. step to take to promote the sport nities for men and women in ath- head coach. “Austin is the consummate student-athlete
stake when the Nittany Lions “You’ve got the cool Big Ten on NCAA tournament weekend, letics. and will be an asset to our basketball team and our school.
(24-6) and Buckeyes (24-6) meet thing going on. There’s nothing especially in a state like Pennsyl- The weekend’s marquee at- Raised in a basketball family, he is an old-school player who
Thursday night in the NCAA negative that can come of it.” vania which has a strong boys traction, though, remains the understands the value of good character, a strong work
championship semifinals at But the championship is just high school volleyball reputa- matches at Rec Hall, the 5,800-
ethic, and playing with intensity." Pictured from left to right
Penn State’s Rec Hall. After all, a one piece of a weekend-long tion. capacity home of the second-
berth in the final on Saturday is event. Unlike other countries, the seeded Nittany Lions, who won are: Front row, Jim Carr, Austin Carr, Trish Carr. Back Row:
at stake, as is an opportunity to Penn State is a co-sponsor United States does not have an their 13th straight Eastern Inter- John McCarthy, assistant coach; Michael Booth, vice princi-
boost the national popularity of a with USA Volleyball on an event established professional volley- collegiate Volleyball Association pal; Mark Belenski, head coach; James Higgins, athletic
sport that has its roots on the Pa- called “Volleyball Extravagan- ball league from which to draw championship this season. director.

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GOLF

Palmer returns to links for pro-am


The Associated Press goes the extra step brought in an the cut with his highest 36-hole drug testing. McIlroy only has
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — No one 81-year-old for its star power in score, is not playing because of two wins, although last year was
else at Quail Hollow has won the pro-am. Palmer, who once what he described as a minor extraordinary. He rallied with a
more majors, and no one is close lived on the 15th hole and helped knee injury sustained in the third late eagle just to make the cut,
to his PGA Tour victories. Not bring the Kemper Open to Quail round of the Masters. He is to de- then closed with a course-record
surprisingly, no one had more Hollow years ago, played with cide Friday whether to play next 62 for a four-shot victory over
fans following his every move club president John Harrison and week in The Players Champion- Phil Mickelson.
Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Sam Saunders, Palmer’s grand- ship. McIlroy hasn’t played in Amer-
Championship. son who was given a sponsor’s ex- Quail Hollow isn’t suffering ica since he shot 80 in the last
That used to be the case for Ti- emption. from lack of star power. round of the Masters to lose a
AP PHOTO ger Woods. “It played tougher than I’ve ev- The defending champion is Ro- four-shot lead. He isn’t playing
Arnold Palmer hits from the rough on the third hole during the This time it was for Arnold er seen it play,” Palmer said. “But ry McIlroy, who turned 22 on next week at The Players, so that
pro-am of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on Palmer, the King, but only for a it’s great. I think it’s set up for a Wednesday. meant a trip over from Northern
Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C. Palmer, 81, still plays in the pro-am day. real good tournament.” His birthday celebration in- Ireland, than going right back
of his own invitational, but it’s rare to see him elsewhere. The tournament that always Woods, who last year missed cluded being selected for random home.

S TA N L E Y C U P P L AYO F F S N B A P L AYO F F S

Rose, Noah lead


Bulls over Hawks
The Associated Press
CHICAGO — Newly
Stern hopes to keep
crowned MVP Derrick Rose dispute out of courts
scored 25 points, Joakim Noah CHICAGO — Commissioner
added 19 points and 14 re- David Stern hopes the NBA
does not follow the NFL’s lead
bounds, and the Chicago Bulls
and keeps its labor dispute with
beat the Atlanta Hawks 86-73 the union out of the courts.
in Game 2 of the Eastern Con- Stern says litigation is “not
ference semifinals on Wednes- appropriate to making a deal.”
day night to tie the series. He says they “understand what
The top-seeded Bulls shook a chaotic situation looks like.”
off a dismal performance in All he has to do is look at the
NFL, where locked-out players
the opener and looked more and owners are embroiled in a
like the team with a league- bitter dispute that’s playing out
leading 62 wins, building a 14- in court.
point lead and ending the The NBA’s current collective
game on a 9-2 run after the bargaining agreement expires
Hawks got within six. June 30, and Stern has made it
clear the owners will lock out
Now, the series shifts to At- the players if a deal that gives
lanta for Games 3 and 4 Friday them the financial relief they’re
and Sunday, with Chicago at seeking can’t be reached.
least in better shape after a
103-95 loss in Game 1.
The night started with Com- Noah helped pick up the
missioner David Stern pre- slack. So did Luol Deng, who
AP PHOTO senting Rose the MVP trophy, scored all but two of his 14
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Sean Bergenheim (10) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals during the and the superstar point guard points in the second half and
second period of a Stanley Cup playoffs game Wednesday in Tampa, Fla. At right is Washington’s Karl Alzner (27). showed just why he became grabbed 12 rebounds in the
the youngest player to win the game.

Lightning finish off sweep of Capitals


award — at least in the first Carlos Boozer, bothered by
half, when he scored 16 a turf toe injury on his right
points. foot, had eight points and 11
He went cold after that and boards, and the Bulls let out a
wound up hitting just 10 of 27 small sigh of relief after sal-
The Associated Press kin in the penalty box for charg- shots, going 1 of 8 on 3-point- vaging a split at home.
TAMPA, Fla. — Sean Bergen- ing, giving Tampa Bay a 1-0 ers. He did convert 4 of 6 free They won even though they
heim scored two goals and lead at 12:37 of the first period. throws after failing to get to shot just 39 percent and were
Dwayne Roloson stopped 33 The Lightning have not lost a the line in the opener. 5 of 22 on 3-pointers, because
shots as the surging Tampa Bay game in the playoffs in which Whether the left ankle he they dominated on the glass
Lightning completed a series they’ve scored first, however sprained in the first round and locked down Atlanta.
sweep of the top-seeded Wash- Washington proved again to be against Indiana and then The Bulls outrebounded the
ington Capitals with a 5-3 victo- resilient after falling behind twisted at the end of Game 1 Hawks 58-39 after getting bea-
ry in Game 4 on Wednesday early. was bothering him wasn’t ten on the boards 38-37 in
night. The Capitals tied it late in clear. Game 1 and held them to 33.8
Playing on consecutive the first, scoring for only the
At times, he seemed more percent shooting, after they
nights for the first time this second time in 17 power-play
aggressive, but the shots stop- converted just over 51 percent
postseason, the Lightning ex- opportunities in the series.
Jason Arnott and Ovechkin ped falling. in the opener.
tended their winning streak to
seven games and advanced to assisted on Sturm’s goal, how-
ever Washington couldn’t build

Clippers standout Griffin


the Eastern Conference finals
for the first time since their on the momentum during a
2004 Stanley Cup champion- second period in which it was
ship season. outshot 17-10.
For Alex Ovechkin and the
Capitals it was yet another
bitter postseason disappoint-
ment.
Sharks 4, Red Wings 3
DETROIT — Devin Set-
oguchi scored 9:21 into over-
wins Rookie of the Year
time to finish a hat trick, and By GREG BEACHAM
Rookie Michal Neuvirth AP Sports Writer
the San Jose Sharks took a
stopped 32 shots for Washing-
commanding 3-0 lead over the LOS ANGELES — Los An-
ton, but Bergenheim scored
Detroit Red Wings in the West- geles Clippers forward Blake
twice in eight minutes during ern Conference semifinals with
the second period to build a 3-1 Griffin was named the Rookie of
a win. the Year on Wednesday after a
lead that induced chants of The Sharks will have a
“sweep, sweep, sweep” from a landslide vote, becoming the
chance to sweep the series in NBA’s first unanimous choice for
sellout crowd of 20,835. Game 4 on Friday night in
The Lightning’s big three of Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin reacts as Tampa the award in 21 years.
Detroit. Griffin received every first-
Martin St. Louis, Vincent Leca- Bay Lightning players celebrate after sweeping the Capitals in
San Jose’s Dan Boyle scored place vote from a panel of 118
valier and Steven Stamkos have the Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday.
the tying goal with 4:08 left in
elevated their games, but so has media members, easily outdis-
regulation, setting up the
Bergenheim, who has a team- Penguins in the first round. toughest game of the series tancing Washington’s John Wall.
Sharks’ second overtime win of
leading seven goals through Marco Sturm, John Erskine Wednesday, calling the Capitals the series. The 6-foot-10 forward is the first
two rounds. St. Louis’ sixth and John Carlson scored for the a proud team that would not be Pavel Datsyuk scored a go- to win it unanimously since San
goal of the playoffs, with 3:08 Capitals. taken lightly. Washington felt ahead goal late in the second Antonio’s David Robinson in
remaining, finished Tampa The Lightning won the first the first three games could have period, but Detroit couldn’t 1990, and just the third unani- AP PHOTO

Bay’s scoring. two games in Washington, then gone either way, with Ovechkin hold on. mous choice in NBA history after Blake Griffin became the first
Ryan Malone and Marc- pushed the Capitals to the insisting after Game 3 that the The Red Wings also didn’t Ralph Sampson in 1984. unanimous Rookie of the Year
Andre Bergeron added goals for brink of elimination by winning series was far from over and capitalize when Setoguchi went Griffin led all rookies in scor- award winner since the Spurs’
the Lightning, who have not Game 3 in Tampa on Tuesday that he expected his team to to the penalty box at 5:14 of ing and rebounding while playing David Robinson in 1990.
lost since dropping into a 3-1 night. come back and win. overtime for holding, failing to in all 82 games for the Clippers,
hole against the Pittsburgh They were expecting the Malone scored with Ovech- score a third power-play goal. finishing 12th in the entire NBA excited about where the Clippers
in scoring (22.5 points) and are headed. We just laid the foun-
fourth in rebounds (12.1). The dation, and we can’t wait until

FLYERS
three games would help erase The Bruins came back to Bos- The goals were the fastest al- electrifying dunker was the next year.”
the sting of last year’s collapse, ton after taking the first two lowed by the Flyers at the start of NBA’s first rookie All-Star since The No. 1 draft pick out of Ok-
when Boston led 3-0 in games be- games in Philadelphia to steal a playoff game in franchise histo- Yao Ming in 2003, and he won the lahoma in 2009 missed all the
fore Philadelphia came back to home-ice advantage and jumped ry. It was the fastest a team had dunk contest at All-Star weekend 2009-10 season with a broken
Continued from Page 1B
tie the series. In Game 7, the right on the Flyers. scored two goals to start a play- with an iconic leap over a car. kneecap, but returned with one
Andrej Meszaros spoiled Tho- Bruins took a 3-0 lead but lost 4-3 Boucher made the initial save off game since the Red Wings tal- “My teammates, every single of the most impressive debut
mas’ shutout bid with 3:34 left in and the Flyers went on to the on Boston’s first charge, but the lied twice in 61 seconds against one, did such an amazing job campaigns in a generation.
the middle period. The Flyers Stanley Cup finals. puck wound up behind the net. Phoenix in 1998, according to helping me in a year that was fil- Griffin was named the Western
pulled the goalie with over 2 That, and the fact that the Patrice Bergeron dug it out and STATS LLC. led with ups and downs, when I Conference’s Rookie of the
minutes left, but back-to-back Bruins have yet to score a 5-on-4, passed it in front to Chara, who And the Bruins kept going. was learning a lot about the Month six times, becoming the
penalties gave the Bruins a 5- power-play goal in the postsea- slapped it into the net just 30 sec- Campbell’s crossing pass left game,” Griffin said while accept- first player to sweep that award
on-3 advantage. Chara put a slap son, will keep them from getting onds in. Paille with an open shot at 13:39 ing the award at the Clippers’ since Chris Paul did it with New
shot in with 1:22 left for Boston’s too confident. Only 33 seconds later, with the of the second. Horton, a playoff training complex. “Everybody Orleans in 2005-06. He’s the first
first power-play goal of the play- Boston was 0 for 28 with a crowd still celebrating the first rookie, made it 4-0 with his fifth has been unbelievably incredible rookie to average 20 points and
offs. man advantage heading into goal, Horton helped set up Krejci goal of the postseason at 15:14 of and really helped me get back 10 rebounds since Elton Brand in
A victory in any of the next Game 3. to make it 2-0. the period. from injury to this point. We’re 1999-00.
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-GPVWEM[ &GTD[ HKGNF A full field of 20 will start the Kentucky Derby with early favorite, Dialed In, drawing the No. 8 post position.

Archarcharch Brilliant Speed Twice the Appeal Stay Thirsty Decisive Moment Comma to the Top Pants On Fire Dialed In Derby Kitten Twinspired
William H Fires Tom Albertrani Jeff Bonde Todd Pletcher Juan Arias Peter Miller Kelly Breen Nick Zito Mike Maker Mike Maker
Jon Court Joel Rosario Calvin Borel Ramon Dominguez Kerwin Clark Pat Valenzuela Rosie Napravnik Julien Leparoux Javier Castellano Mike Smith
10-1 30-1 20-1 20-1 30-1 30-1 20-1 4-1 30-1 30-1

KEY:
Horse Master of Hounds Santiva Mucho Macho Man Shackleford Midnight Interlude Animal Kingdom Soldat Uncle Mo Nehro Watch Me Go
Trainer Aidan O’ Brien Eddie Kenneally Kathy Ritvo Dale Romans Bob Baffert Graham Motion Kiaran McLaughlin Todd Pletcher Steve Asmussen Kathleen O’ Connell
Jockey Garrett Gomez Shaun Bridgmohan Rajiv Maragh Jesus Castanon Victor Espinoza Robby Albarado Alan Garcia John Velazquez Corey Nakatani Rafael Bejarano
Odds 30-1 30-1 12-1 12-1 10-1 30-1 12-1 9-2 6-1 50-1

SOURCE: Kinetic.theTechnologyAgency AP

DERBY
Uncle Mo would have to over- sty — also trained by Pletcher — the inside rail — the last position LAX and said, ‘If we draw the No. The other trainer with two
come a bit of history. landed in the No. 4 post and is revealed during the draw — went 1, let me know so I can get off the starters is Mike Maker, who will
Only one horse since 1900 has 20-1 on the morning line set by to Arkansas Derby winner Ar- plane,”’ he said. “This is the saddle Twinspired and Derby
come out of the No. 18 hole to Churchill Downs oddsmaker charcharch. That spot did in last toughest part of getting through Kitten.
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win and that was Gato Del Sol in Mike Battaglia. year’s Derby favorite, Lookin At the whole Derby. From now on A total of 22 horses were en-
last year and identified what we 1982. Pletcher ended an 0-for-24 skid Lucky, who was blocked behind it’s the luck. tered, two more than the maxi-
thought was the reason for the Still, Pletcher and Repole were in the Derby last year when Su- horses and finished sixth for “I wanted to be on the outside. mum allowed field of 20, which is
poor performance in the Wood. I relieved to have avoided the rail. per Saver won from the No. 4 trainer Bob Baffert. When you have a lightly raced based on earnings in graded
think if he shows up and he’s the “We had this overlying fear we post. Like Uncle Mo’s connections, horse you want to keep him in the stakes races. Sway Away and Rul-
Uncle Mo from the Breeders’ Cup were going to get the 1,” the train- Nehro was the third choice at Baffert was happy that stalker clear as much as possible.” er On Ice were shut out because
or the Champagne or even the er said. “Once it was anything be- 6-1. The other 17 horses were list- Midnight Interlude escaped the Archarcharch and Midnight In- their earnings weren’t high
Timely Writer, he’s the horse to sides that we were happy.” ed at double-digit odds. inside post. terlude were the co-fourth choic- enough to put them among the
beat.” Repole’s other colt, Stay Thir- The dreaded No. 1 post along “My wife texted me. She’s at es. top 20.

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Casino revenues up, industry jobs down


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—83.93 —13.39 —9.30

By WAYNE PARRY Wednesday found the nation’s cope with the continued slug- son to be optimistic about the tion’s second-largest casino
Associated Press 483 commercial casinos took in gish economy. Oklahoma expe- future of gaming. The industry market after Las Vegas, posted
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Af- $34.6 billion in 2010, an in- rienced the largest percentage has made tough choices and the biggest annual decline at
ter two bad years in which gam- crease of just under 1 percent decline in its work force when implemented new strategies to 9.4 percent.
I N B R I E F blers either stayed home or from the $34.28 billion posted one of its three racetrack casi- persevere.” New Jersey was for years the
held onto their wallets more in 2009. That marked the first nos closed last year, eliminat- Casino taxes to state and lo- only state beside Nevada with
Mohegan Sun slots’ take up tightly, the nation’s casinos be-
gan to slowly rebound last year,
time in three years the casinos’
revenue increased.
ing about 327 jobs.
“There’s no question the last
cal governments totaled nearly
$7.6 billion, an increase of 3
legal commercial casinos, but
it’s now is beset by fierce com-
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with revenue increasing slight- But jobs in the industry de- several years have been chal- percent. petition from casinos in neigh-
Casino in Plains Township reported a ly even as the number of jobs clined slightly to 340,564, a lenging for the commercial ca- Nevada’s casinos took in boring Pennsylvania, New York
5.16 percent increase in gross revenues declined. loss from 2009 of 4,346, or 1.3 sino industry,” said Frank Fah- $10.4 billion, virtually the same and Delaware, not to mention
from its slot machines in April 2011 An annual American Gaming percent. That was due largely renkopf Jr., the association’s amount as the year before. Indian casinos a short drive
when compared to April 2010. Association survey released to casinos shedding workers to president. “There’s good rea- Atlantic City, N.J., the na- away in Connecticut.
The state’s Gaming Control Board
released slot revenue figures for April

New Dunkin’
on Wednesday and showed that only
four casinos in the state – Mount Airy,
Mohegan Sun, Rivers and Sands –
reported increases. Four others de-

Donuts set
creased and the ninth, SugarHouse,
was not open last April to compare
year-to-year data.

near casino
The board reported slot machine
revenue in April rose 8.3 percent over
April 2010, rising from $195.2 million
to $211.3 million. When taking Sugar-
House out of the equation, revenues By MATT HUGHES
only rose 0.82 percent with $196.8 mhughes@timesleader.com
million generated this year. PLAINS TWP. – A new Dun-
kin’ Donuts franchise is expect-
Dunkin’ to sell stock in IPO ed to open on state Route 315
near the Mohegan Sun at Poco-
Dunkin’ Brands Group, owner of no Downs casino by winter.
coffee chain Dunkin’ Donuts and ice Wilkes-Barre-based Richland
cream shop Baskin Robbins, filed plans Real Estate Investments Ltd.
Wednesday to sell at least $400 million announced Wednesday that a
of stock in an initial public offering. franchise of the coffee and
The planned IPO comes as Dunkin’ doughnut shop operated by
Brands would to like to double the Cope Enterprises LLC, of
number of its Dunkin’ Donuts outlets Wilkes-Barre, will be the first
in the U.S. in the long term, to 15,000. tenant of its Richland 315 devel-
Dunkin’ plans to list its stock on opment project, located across
Nasdaq under the symbol DNKN and the street from the Isabella Res-
said it would use proceeds to pay off taurant and Bar on Route 315.
debt and for general corporate purpos- Richland is also seeking ten-
es. ants for a proposed three-story,
In a regulatory filing, Dunkin’ didn’t 53,000-square-foot office build-
outline how many shares it plans to sell ing it plans to build on the 8.5-
or when it hopes to do the deal. acre parcel as well as for a re-
CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER maining vacant subdivision.
ConAgra’s bid is rejected Two Jacks Cycle & Powersports on Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre is the site of the former Riders World, which Two Jacks
purchased. The move means the Two Jacks location on North Washington Street will soon close.
TFP Real Estate Develop-
ment Ltd., an affiliated compa-
Ralcorp Holdings Inc. has once again ny of Richland, is also seeking

Two Jacks Cycle buys Riders World


rejected a purchase bid by ConAgra to develop a Microtel hotel and
Foods Inc. two fast-food restaurants on an
On Wednesday, packaged food maker additional 5-acre plot on Route
ConAgra made a $4.9 billion bid for 315 between New Age Media
cereal maker Ralcorp Holdings Inc. in Fox Studio and Lispi Brothers
an effort to broaden its business mak- By ANDREW M. SEDER 2001 this summer. Two Jacks has leased only using half its space. Hanley, of Kun- Towing & Services.
ing store-brand products. aseder@timesleader.com the North Washington Street location, kle, said the remodel will convert what Plans submitted to the Plains
The $86-per-share bid topped a previ- WILKES-BARRE — The county’s but as part of the Riders World purchase, was storage area into a modern show- Township zoning office in April
ous bid of $82 that Ralcorp also reject- largest powersports dealer has solidified it obtained the former Riders World room. show a four-story, 97-room ho-
ed, ConAgra said. Ralcorp said the its position by purchasing its chief com- building. He said that while the remodel is going tel.
$86-per-share bid from ConAgra is not petitor. According to county property transac- on, all service work for customers of both “Highway 315 is growing and
in shareholders’ best interests. William L. Davis Jr. and Jacqueline R. tions, the purchase price of the 25,414- businesses will take place at the North traffic continues to increase,”
Closing the deal would have made Davis, the owners of Two Jacks Cycle & square-foot building and the 2.9 acre Washington Street location. TFP trustee and general partner
ConAgra the third-largest packaged Powersports on North Washington property it sits on was $1.5 million. So far, Hanley said, the reaction from Robert Tamburro said. “Ri-
Street in Wilkes-Barre, purchased Riders Hanley said the move “just made sense customers has been positive.
food maker in the U.S. chland 315 is a highly visible
World from the Volpetti Family Partner- for us to continue to grow and expand.” “Everybody seems happy that every-
project and our new traffic sig-
ship Ltd. at the end of April. That part- “We wanted to compete with the big thing will be under one roof,” Hanley
Time limit on iPhone info nership is owned by George and Made-
line Volpetti of Lehman Township.
boys and to do that we needed more
brands,” he said.
said.
William Davis, of Mountain Top, pur-
nal will allow for convenient ac-
cess. Dunkin’ Donuts will en-
Apple is updating the iPhone to The new owners have already begun The two dealers held franchise rights chased Two Jacks in 2009 from Jack Wil- hance this up-and-coming corri-
reduce the amount of time the device remodeling their former competitor’s to different cycle makers. liams and Jack McHale, the two “Jacks” dor.”
stores information about its users’ Coal Street building, which will become Two Jacks has franchise rights to Suzu- in the business’ name. He previously The planned 1,765-square-foot
whereabouts. the base of operations for Two Jacks. ki, Kawasaki and BMW, while Riders owned Valley Rent All in Wilkes-Barre. restaurant will open by fall or
The software released Wednesday J Hanley, Two Jacks’ general manager, World had the franchise rights to Yama- Riders World relocated to Wilkes- winter, Richland said in a
follows through on Apple’s recent said the plan is to close the Two Jacks ha, Triumph, Honda and Can Am. The Barre from Kingston Township in July Wednesday release. Cope Enter-
promise to revise a feature that logged building at 1019 N. Washington St. and new Two Jacks will sell six of the seven 2001. prises already operates 10 addi-
iPhone users’ movements for up to a move all of Two Jacks’ inventory and op- brands. Hanley said a decision was made tional Dunkin’ Donuts locations
year. Apple says the location data won’t erations into the 338 Coal St. location to drop the Honda brand. Andrew M. Seder, a Times Leader staff writer, in Northeastern Pennsylvania,
be kept for more than a week after the that Riders World has occupied since The former Riders World building was may be reached at 570-829-7269. including three in Wilkes-Barre.
changes to the iPhone’s operating sys-
tem are installed.

The Flip video cam is dead; long live the Olympus LS-20M
Apple Inc. faced a backlash from
privacy watchdogs and some indignant
iPhone owners after researchers
showed how the surveillance tech-

NICK DELORENZO
nology could be abused at conference FOR YEARS, THE though still reasonable given its
last week. Flip video cam was capabilities — price of $299.99.
Apple, the world’s most valuable considered king of In unrelated news, T-Mobile has
technology company, denied it was the handheld por- TECH TALK announced that its 4G network is
spying on iPhone users. table cameras. There now available in the Wilkes-Barre/
wasn’t much that But Flip fans can exhale and re- Scranton market. Though there is a
could beat their joice. You no longer need to mourn catch. Full 4G speeds will not be
portability, cost, or ease of use. the loss of your beloved Flip. immediately available in this area,
And while I wasn’t personally a Olympus has stepped in to fill the likely pending increases in band-
fan of the plucky little devices, they void with an admirably capable and width handling capabilities.
did gain quite a devoted following quite futuristic offering: the The LS-20M also includes several T-Mobile reports that high-speed
$3.98 $3.64 $2.89 over the years. LS-20M. of Olympus’s proprietary video 4G connectivity is currently only
Unfortunately, economic reality The LS-20M is a very portable filters, so you can adjust the light- available in Las Vegas, New York,
$4.06 took a toll on the company and it digital camcorder and since it is ing of shots in order to achieve a and Orlando.
07/17/08 recently went out of business, leav- capable of shooting HD video and desired effect.
ing a gap since manufacturers of packs dual linear PCM microphones The Olympus model won’t be Nick DeLorenzo is Director of Interactive
such small digital camcorders are for excellent sound quality at range, available until June, and it’s report- and New Media for The Times Leader. Write
hard to come by. it’s a very able one as well. ed to come in at a rather steep — him at ndelorenzo@timesleader.com.
CMYK

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