— and how much can be cut out of it.

To get a clearer picture of the issue, The
Times Leader askedfor andreceivedalist of
employees by department and job title, with
salaries for 2012.
The list included up to 56 employees ex-
pectedtobe laidoff as part of abudget set for
a final vote Tuesday. The newly elected
council had only until Wednesday to amend
the budget left them by the outgoing three-
person board of commissioners when the
new form of government took hold in Janu-
ary.
While most council members initially
vowed to stick to the no-tax-hike promise of
outgoing commissioners, enough reconsi-
dered after a closer look at numbers and
staffing, opting for the compromise of fewer
layoffs and a 2 percent tax increase.
Several council members said they felt
deeper layoffs without careful scruti-
ny would leave the county unable
to provide needed services.
W
ILKES-BARRE — Luzerne
County’s 2 percent property tax
hike — set for final approval by
County Council on Tuesday —
could theoretically be avoided
with a 3 percent cut in the salaries of 1,573
employees, according to a Times Leader
analysis.
County government is in transi-
tion from commissioners to an 11-
person council, and the hottest
point of contention
has become the
county budget
COULD SALARIES BE CUT?
Department Employees Total Payroll Average Salary
Area Agency On Aging* 100 $3,608,304 $36,083
Assessors 24 $728,366 $30,349
Boiler Plant 1 $49,446 $49,446
Buildings And Grounds 25 $702,250 $28,090
Bureau Of Elections 10 $315,782 $31,578
Children & Youth* 186 $7,195,403 $38,685
Clerk Of Courts 17 $498,217 $29,307
Commissioners/Administration 28 $826,892 $29,532
Community Development 12 $534,243 $44,520
Controllers 6 $236,312 $39,385
Convention and Visitors Bureau 4 $135,684 $33,921
Coroners 4 $118,815 $29,704
Court Stenographers 14 $747,711 $53,408
Courts 70 $2,700,692 $38,581
District Attorney 64 $2,970,042 $46,407
Domestic Relations 63 $2,994,260 $47,528
Drug & Alcohol* 9 $317,309 $35,257
Emergency Management 4 $144,088 $36,022
EMS 911 90 $2,960,417 $32,894
Engineer Department 6 $337,498 $56,250
Human Services* 7 $259,353 $37,050
Information Technology 4 $202,991 $50,748
Interim rehab/worker’s comp.** 1 $21,112 $21,112
Jury Commissioners 1 $10,113 $10,113
1,573 EMPLOYEES $62,794,815 TOTAL PAYROLL $39,920 AVERAGE SALARY
Department Employees Total Payroll Average Salary
WIDA - Workforce Development* 1 $38,302 $38,302
Levees* 9 $293,903 $32,656
Magistrate 50 $1,664,211 $33,284
Mapping 8 $307,576 $38,447
Mental Health/Mental Retardation* 74 $2,891,329 $39,072
Orphans Court 6 $259,733 $43,289
Planning & Zoning 5 $183,916 $36,783
Prison 341 $15,806,025 $46,352
Probation Services 113 $5,909,180 $52,294
Prothonotary 19 $569,589 $29,978
Public Defenders 37 $1,500,727 $40,560
Purchasing 6 $182,867 $30,478
Recorder Of Deeds 12 $370,052 $30,838
Register Of Wills 10 $317,504 $31,750
Retirement 2 $65,000 $32,500
Roads & Bridges 32 $952,989 $29,781
Security 27 $653,320 $24,197
Sheriff 45 $1,430,511 $31,789
Solicitors 9 $266,617 $29,624
Solid Waste Mgt 1 $37,450 $37,450
Tax Collection 1 $28,379 $28,379
Treasurer 10 $307,028 $30,703
Veterans Affairs 5 $143,308 $28,662
Five departments with largest payroll
Five departments with most employees
Other
43.4%
Prison
25.2%
Children
& Youth 11.5%
Probation 9.4%
Area Agy. on Aging 5.7%
Domestic Relations 4.8%
Other
47.2%
Prison
21.7%
Children
& Youth 11.8%
Probation 7.2%
Area Agy. on Aging 6.4%
EMS 911 5.7%
Excludes 215 part-time employees, for whom no salary information was available.
Averages can be skewed by high salaries for department heads or long-time employees, and in small departments with few employees who have disparate salaries
* Department has separate budget that includes some money from Luzerne County’s general fund.
** One worker has been displaced from her regular department job due to injury and is separately classified as “Interim rehabilitation” while on light duty.
Source: Luzerne County Mark Guydish/The Times Leader
EDITOR’S NOTE:
This is the first of a
three-day series examining
the largest expenditure in the
Luzerne County budget
— salaries and benefits paid
to employees.
For a complete county
employee salary list,
see Pages 8A, 9A.
BAL ANCI NG THE BUDGET
By MARK GUYDISH mguydish@timesleader.com
See BUDGET, Page 16A
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Retirement has been anything
but relaxing for Beverly Nachlis
of Kingston. But she’s not com-
plaining.
Instead of spending her days
pursuing hobbies or socializing,
she heads to work every morn-
ing – and loves it.
She is part of a growing num-
ber of senior citizens returning
to the workforce.
“I call my life Beverly’s book
and I’m writing a new chapter,”
said the 75-year-old Nachlis.
Gerry Chickeletti, director of
the Bureau of Aging’s Mature
Worker program in Wilkes-
Barre, said his office is seeing
many people fromage 57 and up
seeking employment.
The average age to lose a job is
about 59, he said, too young to
receive Social Security.
“Some people are outsourced
or the company is downsized,
and others retired early only to
find out they can’t survive on So-
cial Security,” he said.
According to AARP’s Public
Policy Institute, the unemploy-
ment rate for those 55 and older
fell to 7 percent in October 2011,
but this is still doublewhat it was
in December 2007, before the re-
Senior citizens returning to workforce on rise
DON CAREY/THE TIMES LEADER
Irene Dewitt, left,
checks in with
receptionist Be-
verly Nachlis at
the Kingston
Senior Center,
Monday. Accord-
ing to USA Today,
AARP has deter-
mined 17.9 per-
cent of those
between 65 and
75 worked in 2011,
higher than the
10.8 percent in
that age group
who worked 25
years ago.
See SENIOR, Page 16A
By EILEEN GODIN
Times Leader Correspondent
Interim Luzerne County Manager Tom
Pribula has asked the District Attorney to in-
vestigate the birth of twins inside the Luzerne
County Correctional Facili-
ty in late January, and will
openaninternal probe of the
county’s protocol for hand-
ling such situations.
“I’m not taking it lightly,”
Pribula said. “The case is
not closed; it’s just really
starting. But we’ll make sure
it’s properly investigated
and we’ll reviewour procedure to make sure it
doesn’t happen again.”
A23-year-old woman delivered twins in her
cell on Jan. 27 while awaiting transfer to
Schuylkill County authorities on a retail-theft
warrant, county prison Warden Joe
See BIRTHS, Page 16A
Pribula eyes
prison birth
investigation
Interim county manager also wants study
of county protocol for such circumstances.
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LOS ANGELES — Whitney Houston, who
ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic
voice and regal image were ravaged by drug
use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous mar-
riage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She
was 48.
Houston’s publicist, KristenFoster, saidSat-
urday that the singer had died, but the cause
and the location of her death were unknown.
News of Houston’s death came on the eve of
music’s biggest night —the Grammy Awards.
It’s a showcase where she once reigned, and
WHI TNEY HOUSTON
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Singer Whitney Houston performs on ’Good
Morning America’ in New York in 2009.
Superstar singer
is dead at age 48
By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY
AP Music Writer
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HAZLE TWP. – A driver
was killed in a single-vehicle
crash on Diamond Avenue
Saturday morning.
State police said 51-year-old
George Grega of Hazle Town-
ship was traveling east on
Diamond Avenue when his
vehicle left the roadway and
struck an embankment, sever-
al trees and a telephone pole
at approximately 11 a.m.
Police said Grega, who was
not wearing a seatbelt, was
deceased upon state police
arrival.
HANOVER TWP. – Jennifer
Nelson of Plymouth Street
said a tire was cut on her
vehicle while it was parked
outside her residence over-
night Friday into Saturday.
PLAINS TWP. – Township
police reported the following
incidents:
• The owner of the Over-
pour Bar, 279 North River St.,
said the bar was burglarized
at approximately 7 a.m. Fri-
day and that cash was re-
moved from the office area.
Anyone with information
about the burglary is asked to
contact police at 829-3432.
• Police said they arrested
and will charge Mark A.
Christman, 30, of Drums,
with simple assault, resisting
arrest, disorderly conduct,
public drunkenness and ha-
rassment.
Police said they responded
at 12:36 a.m. Saturday to a
report of a man with no pants
lying on the ground in the
parking lot of the River Street
Jazz Café, 667 N. River St.
Police said Christman ap-
peared to be very intoxicated
and told police he had taken
heroin. Christman’s friend
also told police Christman
had been drinking alcohol and
used marijuana laced with a
substance to increase heart
rate, police said.
Police said Christman be-
came combative, kicking one
officer and biting another’s
arm, and that police used a
Taser to subdue Christman.
The officers did not require
medical treatment.
Christman was transported
to Wilkes-Barre General Hos-
pital for medical and psycho-
logical evaluation, police said.
FRANKLIN TWP. – George
Haas of Dallas reported to
state police an outdoor cam-
era was stolen from his prop-
erty on Lockville Road be-
tween Jan. 29 and Jan. 30.
The stolen item was a Deer
Cam, Stealth, model
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POLICE BLOTTER
EDWARDSVILLE – Peterlynn
West opened the long camel
coat to reveal her elegant black
and champagne satin evening
gown as she prepared to sashay
down the red carpet at the
Goodwill Industries “Red Velvet
Fashion Show” Saturday.
“I believe in recycling and re-
using,” she said.
West , who declined to give
her age, teaches English, drama
and public speaking at Wyom-
ing Valley West High School.
She pointed out that a lot of
items, including her ensemble,
are new and still have the tags
on them.
“I shop here often,” she said.
“It’s a great place, especially
with the economy being the
way it is. It’s a great way to
stretch your dollar.”
The event featured 20 mem-
bers of the community ranging
in age from 2 to 65 who model-
ed formal, casual and sleepwear
fashions off the store’s racks.
Spectators voted on their favor-
ite outfit and the winning model
got to keep the outfit.
Sporting a royal blue sun
dress, Maria Rosado, 61, of
Kingston, said she shops at the
store on a regular basis.
“I like the prices and the staff
is very friendly.”
The mission of Goodwill In-
dustries is to provide social and
economic opportunities for the
disabled, needy and the elderly.
“We try to bring the commu-
nity together and to make them
aware of what Goodwill is and
what we have available to
them,” said store manager Ca-
brini Costanzo.
The store held a Beauty Well-
ness Day recently, during which
visitors received mini makeov-
ers. Costanzo said the store
plans to organize a flash mob
which will perform four times in
April and May. Anyone interest-
ed in joining the choreographed
dance, which will start in the
store and continue out into the
parking lot, should contact Cos-
tanza at the store.
“All of our stuff is donated,”
said Costanzo. “If it weren’t for
people bringing their stuff to
showcase, we wouldn’t be able
to do this.”
FA S H I O N S H O W
DON CAREY PHOTOS/THE TIMES LEADER
Peterlynn West removes her coat as she takes part in the Red
Velvet Fashion shown at the Goodwill Industries in Edwardsville.
Lila Wisher, 10, takes part in the Red Velvet Fashion
shown at the Goodwill Industries in Edwardsville.
Red haute fashions
Goodwill Industries in
Edwardsville showcases latest
styles at affordable prices.
By CAMILLE FIOTI
Times Leader Correspondent
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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — A
state senator and his wife said
Saturday they were attacked
and beaten at a Niagara Falls
casino hotel after the lawmaker
tried to break up an argument
between two men, one of whom
accused him of hating the Indi-
an tribe that owned the resort.
Sen. Mark Grisanti said he
suffered bruised ribs in the Fri-
day night altercation. His wife,
Maria, was more seriously hurt.
She was diagnosed Saturday
morning with a concussion and
possible broken nose.
“It’s just been horrible,” Ma-
ria Grisanti said in a phone call
from her Buffalo home after re-
turning there
from the hospi-
tal Saturday af-
ternoon. She
said that dur-
ing the attack,
she feared for
her life.
The fight
happened following a fundrais-
ing gala for the Seneca Diabetes
Foundation at the Seneca Niag-
ara Casino and Hotel Events
Center. The Grisantis attended
because their daughter was part
of the entertainment for the
night, performing with the Buf-
falo singing act, the Scintas.
They were in a lobby area
around 11:30 p.m. when they en-
countered two men arguing
loudly.
Grisanti said he thought the
men were about to come to
blows, so he asked them to
calm down.
“I probably just should have
walked away,” he said.
One of the men demanded to
know his name. When he identi-
fied himself, he said the man
hurled a curse word, accused
him of hating the Seneca Na-
tion and punched him in the
chest. Then, Grisanti said, a
woman with the man socked
him in the side of the head.
As the men scuffled, Maria
Grisanti said she was attacked
by two women who appeared to
be with the man fighting with
her husband. She said she was
thrown to the ground and then
punched while one of the wom-
en pulled her hair out and re-
peatedly slammed her head on
the floor.
“They were big, too. Maybe
six feet tall,” she said.
Niagara Falls police con-
firmed that there had been a
melee at the casino.
In a statement, police Super-
intendent John Chella said de-
tectives were “reviewing the sit-
uation and investigating any
and all facts to determine what
exactly took place.” He said
that “once the facts are deter-
mined” the police will decide
“what course of action to take,
if any.”
Mark Grisanti said the man
who attacked him left the hotel
without being detained. He said
police told him security camera
video of the altercation was “in-
conclusive.” He said he believed
one of the women had been
charged with disorderly con-
duct, but for a separate fracas
with security guards.
The couple didn’t initially
seek medical care, but Maria
Grisanti went to the hospital
Saturday after waking up with a
headache and a bruised and
swollen face.
Senator, wife attacked at casino
New York Sen. Mark Grisanti
and wife beaten after he tried
to break up fight.
Grisanti
The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE — Lawyers
for a man who was sexually
abused decades ago by a priest
at a Wisconsin school for the
deaf have withdrawn their law-
suit namingPopeBenedict XVI
and other top Vatican officials
as defendants.
Attorney Jeff Anderson filed
the lawsuit in2010. He claimed
former Cardinal JosephRatzin-
ger and his deputies knew
about allegations of sexual
abuseat theschool andprotect-
edthe priest frompunishment.
Anderson’s firm withdrew
the case Friday in Milwaukee.
He explains the action by say-
ing the mainthing he was seek-
ing was information and ac-
countability, and he’s already
received30,000pagesof reveal-
ing documents through bank-
ruptcyproceedingsof theArch-
diocese of Milwaukee.
VaticanattorneyJeffreyLena
calls the explanation “ridicu-
lous.”Hesaysthewithdrawal is
confirmation the lawsuit
shouldnever have beenfiled.
Vatican sex
abuse lawsuit
is withdrawn
By DINESH RAMDE
Associated Press
ATLANTA — Cold weather
has been making a comeback in
the South this weekend, after
what’s been a very mild winter so
far.
The National Weather Service
said north Georgia was in for
windy and cold conditions Satur-
day withtemperatures inthe 20s.
Snow showers were possible in
themountains. Andafreezewarn-
ing was issued for south Georgia
overnight.
ThestateDepartment of Trans-
portation sent crews to far-north-
east Georgia to clear snow from
some state routes, where less
than half an inch had accumulat-
ed.
Flurries were reported as far
south as the northern areas of
metro Atlanta as a cold front
crossed the Southeast. Wind
chills were forecast in single-di-
gits for northernparts of thestate
Sunday morning.
In Florida, churches and shel-
ters were offering people a warm
placetostayastemperaturestook
a dive Saturday. Afreeze warning
is in effect for much of the Tampa
Bay area, Orlando and Tallahas-
see, among other cities.
The coldsnapbrought freezing
temperatures to much of Tennes-
see on Saturday, with snow flur-
ries in Nashville and some accu-
mulationexpectedinthetri-cities
area. The weather service was
predicting one to three inches of
snow on the northern Cumber-
land Plateau with two to six inch-
es in the higher elevations of the
Great Smoky Mountains.
In eastern Kentucky on Satur-
day night, forecasters were pre-
dictingwindchillsinthesingledi-
gits, falling to near zero by dawn.
Cold weather and snow make comeback in the South
The cold snap brought
freezing temperatures to
much of Tennessee.
The Associated Press
AP PHOTO
A man using a snowblower takes a picture of the heavy lake effect
snow falling around himin LaPorte, Ind. on Saturday.
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DALLAS TOWNSHIP
Bernstein is guest speaker
Journalist and author Carl Bernstein
will be the featured speaker at the
inaugural Dr. Midori Yamanouchi Lec-
ture Series at Misericordia University
on April 17 at 7 p.m. in Lemmond
Theater in Walsh Hall.
Bernstein’s lecture, “His Holiness,
John Paul II,” will include a question-
and-answer session and a book signing
and autograph session
follows the lecture.
Tickets for the
event are free, but
seating is limited.
Tickets can be re-
served by calling the
Misericordia Uni-
versity Cultural
Events Box Office at
674-6719 or the remaining available
tickets can be picked up at the lobby
box office up to 10 minutes prior to the
show.
In the early 1970s, Bernstein and
Bob Woodward broke the Watergate
scandal for The Washington Post and
set the standard for modern investiga-
tive reporting, for which they and
newspaper were awarded the Pulitzer
Prize. Since then, Bernstein has contin-
ued to build on the theme he and
Woodward first explored in the Nixon
years — the use and abuse of power, in
books, magazine articles, commentary,
television reporting and as editor of an
award-winning website.
HARRISBURG
Deadline for candidates
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Carol Aichele reminded candidates of
the fast-approaching deadlines for filing
nominating petitions to get on the
ballot for Pennsylvania’s April 24 pri-
mary election.
Tuesday is the deadline for filing
nominating petitions for candidates for
president of the United States, U.S.
Senate, U.S. Congress, attorney gener-
al, auditor general, treasurer, and dele-
gate to the Republican or Democratic
conventions.
Thursday is the deadline to file pet-
itions for senator and representative in
Pennsylvania’s General Assembly. The
deadline was extended for the House
and Senate races in the state Supreme
Court’s recent order remanding the
map of state districts to the Legislative
Reapportionment Commission.
Candidates may file petitions in the
Keystone Building, 400 North St.,
Harrisburg, or by mail at the Bureau of
Commissions, Elections, and Legisla-
tion, 210 North Office Building, Harris-
burg, PA17120. Mailed petitions must
be received by 5 p.m. on the day of the
deadline.
For more information, visit
www.dos.state.pa.us, then click on
“Elections”, or call 717-787-5280.
HARRISBURG
Artists needed for show
First Lady Susan Corbett today in-
vited artists across Pennsylvania to
apply by Feb. 29 for an opportunity to
showcase their work in Art of the
State®: Pennsylvania 2012, a juried art
exhibition.
The exhibition will run from June 16
to Sept. 9 at The State
Museum in Harris-
burg. Artists who are
Pennsylvania resi-
dents can compete in
five categories: paint-
ing, works on paper,
photography, sculp-
ture and craft. Sub-
missions can be sub-
mitted digitally.
Entry forms are available online
atwww.statemuseumpa.orgor from the
Greater Harrisburg Arts Council, exhi-
bition co-sponsor, atwww.harrisbur-
garts.org. The application deadline is
Feb. 29.
HARRISBURG
PCN to air Paterno Mass
The Pennsylvania Cable Network
will air same-day taped coverage of a
memorial Mass to celebrate the life of
former Penn State head football coach
Joe Paterno.The memorial, which will
be held at the Cathedral Parish of Saint
Patrick in downtown Harrisburg, is
scheduled to air statewide on PCN
beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Leading the celebration of Paterno’s
life will be the Bishop of Harrisburg,
the Most Reverend Joseph P. McFad-
den. Paterno’s son, G. Scott Paterno, is
expected to make remarks on behalf of
the family.
I N B R I E F
Bernstein
Corbett
WILKES-BARRE – Eight years after
her daughter went missing, Pauline Bai-
ley expects the worst, but hopes for the
best from someone to come forward
with information to locate her body.
On Saturday night approximately 50
people joined Bailey under the pavilion
in Kirby Park for a candlelight vigil for
Phylicia Thomas on the anniversary of
the day the 22-year-old woman went
missing from her Lake Township home
in 2004.
“This is like having a funeral every
year,” said Bailey of Nanticoke.
Thomas is presumeddead, the victim
of foul play, and state police are investi-
gating. But the lack of new leads has
frustrated Bailey, who said she believes
people have information about what
happened to her daughter.
“We knowpeople knowthings. Some-
body’s just got to come forward,” said
Bailey.
She pleaded with them “to pick up
the phone and do the right thing” by
providing information to investigators
or an anonymous tip line at 570 478-
0290.
Aman state police described as a per-
son of interest in the disappearance of
Thomas and the death of Jennifer Bar-
ziloski, 18, also of Lake Township, com-
mitted suicide in prison in 2005.
Barziloski’s skull was found in 2010 in
CANDL EL I GHT VI GI L Mother of woman who went missing in 2004 frustrated by lack of new leads
Woman’s disappearance a mystery
By JERRY LYNOTT
jlynott@timesleader.com
BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
Pauline Bailey,
whose dauther
Phylicia Thomas
has been mis-
sing since Feb. 11,
2004, leads the
singing of ’Wish
You Were Here’
by Pink Floyd
during a candle-
light vigil in
Kirby Park on
Saturday night.
See VIGIL, Page 11A
NANTICOKE – The area’s
best and brightest students
gathered at Luzerne County
Community College on Satur-
daytoparticipateinthe25than-
nual MathCounts competition.
The annual event is orga-
nized by the Keystone North-
east Chapter of the Pennsylva-
nia Society of Professional En-
gineers to encourage students
who exhibit superior skill in
mathematics.
Middle school students from
a number of local high schools
cameout toshowcasetheirabil-
itiesandminglewithlike-mind-
edpeers fromacross NEPA.
"We’ve been behind this ef-
fort for the benefit of these kids
andwe’re proudof our sponsor-
ship," said John Ackerman, a
long-time member of the engi-
neering society. "This year’s
trophy actually bears the name
of one of our past local cham-
pions."
Keenan Mock of Hazleton
won the local competition in
See MATH, Page 13A
DON CAREY/THE TIMES LEADER
Sarah Klush, an MMI middle school student, takes part in a
Math Counts Competition.
As easy as 1-2-3 for area’s math scholars
Math Counts competition
encourages students who
exhibit strong math skills.
By STEVEN FONDO
Times Leader Correspondent
"We’ve been behind
this effort for the ben-
efit of these kids and
we’re proud of our
sponsorship."
John Ackerman
Engineering society member
HMCapital Partners, the private equi-
ty fund that participated in the 2006 pur-
chase of The Times Leader and its affil-
iated publications from McClatchy Co.,
has apparently disposed of its stake in
the company.
On its website, HM Capital lists the
Wilkes-Barre Publishing Co., The Times
Leader’s parent company, as a “realized
investment” and no longer part if its cur-
rent investment portfolio.
Prashant Shitut, president and inter-
im CEO/Impressions Media, the new
name of the multi-media company oper-
ating the newspaper, declined com-
ment.
HMCapital was the controlling share-
holder when former publisher Richard
L. Connor spearheaded the $65 million
deal. At the time, Connor said HM Cap-
ital invested $15 million, a group of local
investors committed $5 million and the
balance came from a $45 million loan
with Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street in-
vestment bank.
In 2009, a group formed by Connor
purchased a company in Portland,
Maine that publishes three daily news-
papers. HMCapital was involved in that
deal and on its website lists MaineToday
Media as a current investment.
Connor stepped down from his posi-
tions as publisher of both companies in
October but said he would continue as
an investor.
When contacted Saturday, Connor
said HM Capital was never the majority
owner, but instead was the managing
partner of the publishing company.
“They never had any money invested in
it,” he said.
“I’m still an investor,” Connor added.
Recently HM Capital had attempted
to sell MaineToday Media. On Friday,
the papers announced that S. Donald
Sussman, a wealthy financier and Maine
resident, would loan the company $3
million to $4 million, but HM Capital
would retain the majority interest.
Media firm’s
position on
site changed
W-B Publishing Company no longer a
listed asset of investor from 2006
sale, according to investor’s website.
By Staff report
KINGSTON – It was a different
time when Clayton Karambelas met
her.
The early 1960s were times of
promise. John F. Kennedy was presi-
dent. The space program was shoot-
ing for the moon and families gath-
ered around the dinner table – to-
gether.
Downtown Wilkes-Barre was
thriving. Crowds of people flocked to
shop, dine and relax at vibrant busi-
nesses such as Fowler, Dick and
Walker – The Boston Store, Kresge’s,
Woolworth’s, The Hub, Lazarus,
Isaac Long, The Spa, Percy Brown’s,
and others.
Clayton Karambelas was a young
man working in his family’s business
– the Boston Candy Shop, where Ro-
dano’s Pizza is located on Public
Square.
A few doors away the Bell Tele-
phone company had an office and, as
Karambelas remembers, good-look-
ing women worked there.
One of those workers was Theresa
Pennachioli.
An eye for beauty
“Clayton spent so much time in
our office I thought he worked for
Bell,” Theresa said.
“Hey, there were a lot of nice look-
LOVE STORY
AIMEE DILGER PHOTOS/THE TIMES LEADER
Clayton and Theresa Karambelas in their Kingston home. The couple will celebrate their 45th wedding anni-
versary this year, and they are still Valentines.
Still his Valentine
Wedding photos of Clayton and Theresa Karambelas.
Couple
keeps their
love alive
By BILL O’BOYLE
boboyle@timesleader.com
See COUPLE, Page 6A
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ATHENS, GREECE
Leaders urge spending cuts
W
arning of a “catastrophe” that
would leave Greeks subsisting on
food stamps and the country wallowing
in bankruptcy, Greek leaders urged
lawmakers Saturday to pass more pain-
ful spending cuts on the eve of a crucial
vote to qualify for a massive bailout.
In a televised address, Prime Minis-
ter Lucas Papademos defended the
austerity measures, which would earn
the country a $171.6 billion bailout deal
and stave off bankruptcy.
He, like the leaders of parties back-
ing Greece’s coalition government —
socialist George Papandreou and con-
servative Antonis Samaras — as well as
Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos,
a socialist — used stark images of a
country under bankruptcy to convince
the public and, more importantly, per-
suade Parliament members debating
the measures to vote for the deal.
“The deal will ensure our country’s
future inside the euro. ... A bankruptcy
would lead to uncontrollable economic
chaos and social explosion,” Papade-
mos said. He added that a bankruptcy
would lead to Greeks losing their sav-
ings; the state being unable to pay
salaries and pensions; and shortages in
import items such as medicines, fuel
and machinery.
GUATEMALA CITY
Drug legalization proposed
Guatemalan President Otto Perez
Molina said Saturday he will propose
legalizing drugs in Central America in
an upcoming meeting with the region’s
leaders.
Perez Molina said in a radio inter-
view that his proposal would include
decriminalizing the transportation of
drugs through the area.
“I want to bring this discussion to
the table,” he said. “It wouldn’t be a
crime to transport, to move drugs. It
would all have to be regulated.”
Perez Molina, a former army general
who took office last month, didn’t give
any other details about his proposal.
CAIRO
Crackdown discussed
The United States’ top general dis-
cussed an Egyptian crackdown on
Western-funded pro-democracy groups
with the head of the country’s ruling
military council on Saturday, as anoth-
er two foreigners were arrested on
charges of fomenting discontent on the
first anniversary of Hosni Mubarak’s
ouster.
The meeting between Chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin
Dempsey and Field Marshal Hussein
Tantawi took place as relations be-
tween the two allies have reached their
lowest level in decades.
Egypt, which regularly blames anti-
military protests on foreign meddling,
has referred 16 American civil society
employees to trial on charges of using
State Department funds to finance
unrest in Egypt.
NICASIO, CALIF.
Light sabers still on hold
Marin County’s planning commis-
sion will hear arguments for and
against allowing filmmaker George
Lucas to expand his movie-making
empire in the quiet hills just north of
San Francisco.
Some Marin County residents are
balking at the planned 270,000-square-
foot digital media production com-
pound on historic farmland known as
Grady Ranch. They worry the facility
will constrain their lifestyle with addi-
tional noise, traffic and harmful envi-
ronmental impacts on the pristine
countryside.
But Lucasfilms officials insist the
compound will be similar to the Sky-
walker Ranch, a sound facility hidden
in hills for 32 years without complaint.
I N B R I E F
AP PHOTO
Putt wasn’t lost in translation
Actor Bill Murray looks toward fans
after making a putt on the third hole
at Pebble Beach Golf Links during the
third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach
National Pro-Am golf tournament in
Pebble Beach, Calif., Saturday
BEIRUT — Gunmen assas-
sinated an army general in Da-
mascus Saturday in the first
killing of a high ranking mil-
itary officer in the Syrian cap-
ital since the uprising against
President Bashar Assad’s re-
gime began in March, the
country’s state-run news agen-
cy said.
The attack could be a sign
that armed members of the op-
position, who have carried out
attacks on the military else-
where in the country, are try-
ing to step up action in the
tightly controlled capital,
which has been relatively quiet
compared to other cities.
SANA news agency reported
that three gunmen opened fire
at Brig. Gen. Issa al-Khouli
Saturday morning as he left
his home in the Damascus
neighborhood of Rukn-Eddine.
Al-Khouli was a doctor and the
chief of a military hospital in
the capital.
Capt. Ammar al-Wawi of the
Free Syrian Army, a rebel
group that wants to bring
down the regime by force, de-
nied involvement in the assas-
sination, which came a day af-
ter two suicide car bombers
struck security compounds in
Aleppo.
Such assassinations are not
uncommon outside Damascus
and army officers have been
killed in the past, mostly in the
restive provinces of Homs and
Idlib.
Violence in other parts of
the country left at least 17 peo-
ple dead as regime troops
pushed into rebel-held neigh-
borhoods in the central city of
Homs and seized parts of the
mountain town of Zabadani,
north of Damascus.
The U.N. estimates that
5,400 people have been killed
in Syria since the uprising be-
gan in March.
MI DDL E EAST UNREST Uprising against regime results in first killing of high ranking officer
Syrian army general assassinated
AP PHOTO
Hole in wall caused by rocket-propelled grenade on Saturday
in Tripoli, Lebanon. Clashes between pro- and anti-Syria gun-
men in that city left two people dead and 12 wounded.
By BASSEMMROUE
Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS — After los-
ing their fight against right-to-
worklegislation, labor organizers
are making a desperate bid on
shop room floors and at union
halls to persuade members to
keep paying their union dues and
avoid crippling labor’s influence
in Indiana.
Factoryworkers, painters, elec-
tricians and other workers in the
state’s 179,000-member union-
ized work force
are being called
into meetings
to hear impas-
sioned pitches
on why they
should keep au-
thorizing de-
ductions from
their paychecks
even though
the law means
they no longer have to do so.
“We’re gonna push thempretty
hard and let them know this is
what our services provide,” said
Brett Voorhies, legislative direc-
tor for the United Steelworkers
District 7, which has 45,000 ac-
tive members in Indiana and Illi-
nois. He said he has met with
members of 200 locals in Indiana
since supporters of the pro-busi-
ness legislation begin planning
their push for right-to-work last
year.
But some union members are
clearly tempted to drop out.
Some who are politically conser-
vative resent labor’s campaign
donations to Democrats; others
may feel they just need the extra
money.
Unions
may lose
members
Indiana labor organizers
expect drop after losing their
fight in legislation.
By TOMLoBIANCO
Associated Press
Some who are
politically
conservative
resent labor’s
campaign
donations to
Democrats.
LONDON — The Sun newspaper
was fighting to contain the damage af-
ter five employees of Britain’s biggest-
selling tabloid were arrested Saturday
in an inquiry into the alleged payment
of bribes to police and other officials,
detectives and the newspaper’s parent
company said.
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. said
police had searched their homes and
the group’s London offices, potentially
deepening the scandal over British tab-
loid wrongdoing.
The Sun’s deputy editor Geoff Web-
ster, picture editor John Edwards, chief
reporter John Kay, chief foreign corre-
spondent Nick Parker and reporter
John Sturgis were those arrested, News
International CEO Tom Mockridge said
in a message emailed to staff.
Executives moved quickly to reject
claims that Murdoch could decide to
close down the newspaper. In July, he
shuttered the 168-year-old News of The
World tabloid amid public outrage
when the extent of its phone hacking of
celebrities, public figures and crime vic-
tims was exposed.
The Sun tabloid staff arrested
Executives moved quickly to reject
claims that Rupert Murdoch would
close down British paper.
By DAVID STRINGER
Associated Press
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Max Pons
is already anticipating the anxiety he’ll
feel when the heavy steel gate shuts be-
hindhim, leavinghis home isolatedona
strip of land between America’s border
fence and the violence raging across the
Rio Grande inMexico.
For the past year, the manager of a
sprawling preserve on the southern tip
of Texas has been comforted by a gap in
the rust-colored fence that gave him a
quickescaperoutenorthincaseof emer-
gency. Now the U.S. government is in-
stallingthefirst gatestofill inthispart of
the fence along the Southwest border.
“I think in my head I’m going to feel
trapped,” said Pons, who lives on the
1,000-acre property of sabal palms, ox-
bowlakes and citrus groves he manages
for the Nature Conservancy’s South-
most Preserve.
Pons’ concerns illustrate one of the
complications in the government’s 5-
year-old effort to build a secure barrier
along the border that would keep out il-
legal activityfromMexicowithout caus-
ingworseproblems for thepeopleliving
inthe region.
In this lush area, the Rio Grande’s
wide floodplain precluded building the
fence right on the border so it was set
back more than a mile in places. The re-
sult is hundreds of properties on the
wrong side of the divide.
Texans on wrong side of border fence growing anxious
It’s among complications in 5-year
effort to build barrier without
causing problems for residents.
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
Associated Press
AP PHOTO
Government contractors test a new
gate in the border fence in Browns-
ville, Texas.
A REAL GEM OF A MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION
AP PHOTO
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beads from
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25th Annual
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ing womenthere – she was one of
them,” Claytonsaid.
One day back in the mid-1960s,
Clayton approached Theresa at
her desk. He told her about the
great lasagna being featured at
the Boston Candy
Shop. Theresa, re-
minding him she
was Italian, said her
mother’s lasagna
was the best.
“But I did go over
and I tried it,” she
said. “It was good,
but it wasn’t my
mother’s.”
Theresa said she
was impressed that
Clayton had an air-
plane. He’s a licens-
ed pilot and flewfor
a few small airlines
over the years.
The young couple dated, going
to movies, dinner, dancing. They
were falling inlove.
“Well I knew almost from the
get-go that I wanted to marry this
man,” Theresa said. “But I didn’t
want to tell him. I didn’t want to
appear anxious, plus I wanted to
be sure.”
And the romance went beyond
Clayton, Theresa said. She fell in
love with his family. Theresa
came from an Italian family and
Claytonwas Greek. Bothfamilies
were close – something Theresa
really liked.
“I could tell the way he related
to his family,” she said. “I could
tell thiswasareallygoodperson. I
was thinking not just with my
heart, but withmy headtoo.”
Sharingthe same goals
ClaytonandTheresaweremar-
ried in June, 1967.
Thecouplewill cele-
brate their 45th
wedding anniver-
sary this year, and
they are still Valen-
tines. “We really like
each other’s compa-
ny,” Theresa said.
“We have our sepa-
rate activities, but
we always had the
same goals. And we
never brought our
business home at
night.”
The couple
moved into their home in King-
ston in 1971, nine months before
the flooding caused by Tropical
Storm Agnes. Theresa’s mother
lives across the street.
ClaytonandTheresawantedto
havechildren, but wereunableto.
They adopted their community
and have contributed significant-
ly. He still serves his community
in places such as the YMCA, the
Northeastern Pennsylvania Phil-
harmonicandWilkesUniversity–
the school he graduated from in
1949. Clayton started a flight
squadron through the Irem Tem-
ple, flyingsickchildrentobigcity
hospitals.
She taught at a modeling agen-
cy and did some television work,
including dance recitals for the
DavidBlightStudio. Theresaisal-
so an accomplished watercolor
painter. They love to travel and
Theresa paints scenes from plac-
es they visit, like Spain, Greece,
France, Africa, NewYorkCityand
elsewhere. The Karambelas
homeinKingstonisadornedwith
her artwork.
Their faith is important. They
belong to the Greek Orthodox
Church in Wilkes-Barre where
theyhavecultivatedmanylasting
friendships.
And they both love to dance.
They go every chance they get,
even though Clayton’s knees
aren’t as good as they were when
he was a squashplayer at the YM-
CA.
“I wore themout,” he said.
Clayton wouldn’t reveal his
age. Neither wouldTheresa.
ClaytonsaidTheresawantedto
learnhowto cook Greek food. He
saidshe learnedwell andhe loves
Italiancuisine as well.
“She’s a nice, attractive woman
andthenI foundout shewas ater-
rific cook,” he said. “I think that’s
what youcall a nice package.”
AValentine everyday
Their advice to people looking
for a Valentine is simple.
Theresa: “Make sure you find
someone you’re compatible
with.”
Clayton: “Make sure she can
cook.”
Theresa: “Don’t let the little
problems fester. They can be-
come insurmountable if you let
them.”
Clayton: “Keep dancing. I ran
into my former barber on Public
Square one day, and I asked him
what he was up to. He told me he
was waiting to die. That’s not me.
We go out, we meet new people
andwe have fun.”
And they recommend being a
Valentine every day.
“Clayton still sends me cards
and he buys me all sorts of little
toys,” she said.
One day Theresa stopped at a
local Hallmark card shop and
used a credit card. The clerk rec-
ognized the last name. “She told
me that Clayton must have pur-
chased nearly everything they
sold.” Theresa smiled and
laughed.
COUPLE
Continued from Page 3A
“She’s a nice,
attractive woman
and then I found
out she was a
terrific cook. I
think that’s what
you call a nice
package.”
Clayton Karambelas
AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER
Clayton and
Theresa Karam-
belas and their
rings. They were
married in June,
1967. The couple
will celebrate
their 45th wed-
ding anniversary
this year. The
couple moved into
their home in
Kingston in 1971,
nine months be-
fore the flooding
caused by Trop-
ical Storm Agnes.
Theresa’s mother
lives across the
street.
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into a state corruption probe
that has brought down some of
Pennsylvania’s most powerful
legislators, it’s unclear whether
the revelations and repercus-
sions of the scandal will make
similar criminal activity less
likely in the future.
The House and Senate have
responded mainly by adopting
written ethics policies and re-
quiring ethics training for law-
makers and staff members. But
more far-reaching reforms have
foundered for lack of support
and the investigation is no long-
er the political stick it once
was.
This week, a pair of proceed-
ings in Dauphin County Court
signaled a shift toward what
could be the final stage of the
attorney general’s prosecution
of the illegal use of public re-
sources for
political pur-
poses.
While law-
makers were
preoccupied
with more
pressing
business —
scrutinizing
Gov. Tom
Corbett’s
budget plan,
approving a
fee on natu-
ral-gas drill-
ing, weighing
their options
on a legisla-
tive redis-
tricting plan
scuttled by
the state’s
high court —
a jury con-
victed long-
time House
Democratic
leader Bill DeWeese of five felo-
nies and a judge sentenced for-
mer House GOP whip Brett
Feese to at least four years in
prison.
Increasingly, the corruption
scandal is viewed more as a ju-
dicial concern than a legislative
one, but it was legislative mis-
conduct that made prosecutors’
track record possible.
Twenty-one of the 25 people
arrested — all connected to the
House Democratic and Repub-
lican caucuses — were convict-
ed or have pleaded guilty. Only
two were acquitted. Charges
against another were dropped.
One defendant, ex-Rep. Stephen
Stetler of York County, is await-
ing trial.
Former House Democratic
whip Mike Veon is serving a six-
to 14-year prison term — the
harshest sentence imposed so
far. He faces a separate trial
next week on charges of mis-
using grant money distributed
to a nonprofit he ran in his for-
mer Beaver County district.
The attorney general’s office
has not officially closed the in-
vestigation, but more than two
years have passed since the last
arrests. Unfinished business ap-
pears to consist mainly of the
sentencing of three Democratic
defendants, including DeWeese,
and the seven GOP defendants
who pleaded guilty, who in-
clude former House Speaker
John Perzel of Philadelphia.
“Hopefully, if nothing else,
that clear line that personal and
political work must be separat-
ed from the people’s business
has been underscored,” said
Nils Frederiksen, spokesman for
Attorney General Linda Kelly.
Would-be government reform-
ers had hoped that the investi-
gation launched in 2007 would
be a launch pad for at least
some of statutory changes they
championed, such as legislative
term limits, campaign contribu-
tion limits and a ban on gifts
from lobbyists, but none came
close to winning majority sup-
port.
In 2010, a grand jury that in-
vestigated the corruption scan-
dal issued a scathing report that
labeled the Legislature “irre-
trievably broken” and called for
sweeping changes, but few of
its proposals were adopted.
“By and large, our Legislature
is pro-choice on corruption,”
charged Tim Potts, a co-founder
of Democracy Rising PA.
Besides the mandatory train-
ing to help legislators and staff-
ers recognize the line between
public service and electioneer-
ing, the Legislature has done
little to reinforce the lessons of
the scandal.
Officials insist that the expe-
rience has fostered at least sub-
liminal improvements in the
ethical culture at the Capitol.
“It served as a reminder of
the need to have clear lines be-
tween legislative and campaign
work, and where those lines
should be,” said Erik Arneson,
spokesman for the Republican
majority in the Senate, where
no one has been implicated in
the probe.
The investigation “brought
you a House ... that is more
attuned to its job of governing,”
said Steve Miskin, spokesman
for the House GOP majority.
“You’ve narrowed the gray areas
of what’s proper and what
isn’t.”
VI EWI NG HARRI SBURG DeWeese and Feese scandals viewed as more of a judicial concern than a legislative one
Lessons of Pa. corruption probe may be short-lived
By PETER JACKSON
Associated Press
“Hopefully,
if nothing
else, that
clear line
that person-
al and politi-
cal work
must be
separated
from the
people’s
business has
been under-
scored.”
Nils Frederiksen
Spokesman for
state Attorney
General Linda
Kelly
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$33,435
Harden, Jamie, Caseworker 2, $37,314
Hnasko, Rosalyn, Caseworker 2, $34,518
Horning, Kelly, Caseworker 2, $38,532
Hudock, Jennifer, Caseworker 2, $48,770
Hutter, Catherine, Caseworker 2, $31,921
Johnson, Jenipher, Caseworker 2, $39,628
Jones, Cindy, Caseworker 2, $40,057
Jones, Grace, Caseworker 2, $38,239
Kizis, Kellie, Caseworker 2, $35,949
Kosloski, Sarah, Caseworker 2, $35,957
Ladish, Mary, Caseworker 2, $34,518
Lalko, Cheryl, Caseworker 2, $52,386
Lamont, Janine, Caseworker 2, $33,419
Lemus, Bianilda, Caseworker 2, $33,419
Litostansky, Nicole, Caseworker 2, $42,108
Matos, Eladio, Caseworker 2, $36,662
Mccracken, Melissa, Caseworker 2, $31,921
Mcginley, Amanda, Caseworker 2, $31,921
Miller, Allison, Caseworker 2, $34,518
Mirowski, Rochelle, Caseworker 2, $35,945
Moosic, Sandra, Caseworker 2, $48,653
Nardone, James, Caseworker 2, $37,115
Nolasco, Beth, Caseworker 2, $33,419
Norton, Rose, Caseworker 2, $31,921
Omalley Daly, Michele, Caseworker 2,
$52,386
Overa, Lori, Caseworker 2, $42,990
Pall, Sabrina, Caseworker 2, $36,740
Palute, Andrea, Caseworker 2, $34,785
Panek, Diana, Caseworker 2, $49,857
Patton, Paulette, Caseworker 2, $32,399
Payne, Rebecca, Caseworker 2, $44,781
Pollard, Jacquelyn, Caseworker 2, $35,690
Polzer, Diane, Caseworker 2, $37,314
Porzucek, Christine, Caseworker 2, $33,953
Price, Steven, Caseworker 2, $30,106
Reindel, Janice, Caseworker 2, $55,263
Risboskin, Nicole, Caseworker 2, $33,419
Ritsick, Mary, Caseworker 2, $32,941
Roccograndi, Megan, Caseworker 2,
$35,690
Rosenau, Jeanette, Caseworker 2, $36,294
Schultz, Tara, Caseworker 2, $36,959
Seiwell Hartman, Sherri, Caseworker 2,
$34,550
Sergi, Diane, Caseworker 2, $46,110
Setser, Jeffrey, Caseworker 2, $36,636
Setta, Randi, Caseworker 2, $36,029
Silveri, Jacqueline, Caseworker 2, $34,518
Snopek, Wilma, Caseworker 2, $55,243
Snyder, Nicole, Caseworker 2, $33,452
Sprow, Jessica Lee, Caseworker 2, $32,399
Stachokus, Jason, Caseworker 2, $36,238
Stamets, Cathy, Caseworker 2, $36,692
Tessitore, Renee, Caseworker 2, $45,732
Thomas, Amy, Caseworker 2, $33,953
Thomas, Jillian, Caseworker 2, $33,953
Thompson, Patricia, Caseworker 2, $34,518
Timek, Jessica, Caseworker 2, $35,099
Tinner, Jennifer, Caseworker 2, $36,294
Tolerico, Holly, Caseworker 2, $38,814
Wall, Lisa, Caseworker 2, $54,792
Weidow, Gina, Caseworker 2, $37,608
Williams, Nicole, Caseworker 2, $33,953
Willis, Rebecca, Caseworker 2, $54,792
Wojnar, Jan, Caseworker 2, $37,366
Wurth, Michael, Caseworker 2, $33,435
Yarnal, Jennifer, Caseworker 2, $39,111
Mcglynn, Kathleen, Caseworker 3, $35,099
Bartolai, Ceil, Caseworker Mngr 2, $55,141
O’Connor, Peggy, Caseworker Mngr 2,
$58,110
Costanzo, Joann, Caseworker Suprvisor,
$41,140
Fox, Mary, Caseworker Suprvisor, $41,973
Gaugler, David, Caseworker Suprvisor,
$39,388
Kosloski, John, Caseworker Suprvisor,
$61,133
Lozosky Laylo, Elizabeth, Caseworker
Suprvisor, $56,175
Meshanski, Joanne, Caseworker Suprvisor,
$56,578
O’Kane, Nancy, Caseworker Suprvisor,
$55,038
Wilkinson, Marilyn, Caseworker Suprvisor,
$61,310
Intelicato, Emily, Caseworker Supv, $66,928
Kloss, Joseph, Caseworker Supv, $38,954
Medeiros, Mary Ann, Caseworker Supv,
$59,469
Newman, Judith, Caseworker Supv,
$66,928
Ritsick, Robin, Caseworker Supv, $51,417
Steve, Brian, Caseworker Supv, $39,637
Taroli, Maureen, Caseworker Supv, $64,447
Vaxmonsky, Kelley, Caseworker Supv,
$35,516
Browski, Carol, Clerical Supervisor, $37,102
Steinkirchner, David, Clerical Supervisor,
$35,100
Kovaleski, Kimberlee, Clerk, $21,798
Golomb, Tara, Clerk 2, $21,903
Horsfield, Karrie, Clerk 2, $21,692
Rodzinak, Deborah, Clerk 2, $23,028
Rowan, Florence, Clerk 2, $23,465
Ciulla, Florence, Clerk 3, $26,388
Burns, Ruth, Clerk Typist 2, $22,999
Collins, Jean Clerk Typist 2, $23,951
Mlodzienski, Linda, Clerk Typist 2, $22,777
Oles, Jean, Clerk Typist 2, $25,707
Seybert, Romaine, Clerk Typist 2, $31,053
Hunter, Marla, Clerk Typist 3, $36,294
Matusick, Mollie, Clerk Typist 3, $27,069
Mishko, Linda, Clerk Typist 3, $39,911
Yurgaitis, Mary, Clerk Typist 3, $23,789
Sullivan, Marijo, Cy Fam Prog Spec,
$66,928
John, Samuel, Dist Sys Specialist, $34,457
Maslowski, David, Distributed Sys Spec 2,
$37,490
Lonzetta, Diane, Fiscal Off, $36,027
Muth, Gerard, Fiscal Officer 3 C&Y, $70,185
Conklin, Patricia, Fiscal Tech, $28,507
Kennedy, Tina, Fiscal Tech, $28,367
Regnosky, Andrea, Fiscal Tech, $28,367
Cragle, Margaret, Legal Assistant 1, $27,137
Labar, Dawn, Legal Assistant 1, $25,672
Norton, Julie, Legal Assistant 1, $28,154
Shumate, Pamela, Legal Assistant 1,
$25,672
Vanderhoff, Danielle, Legal Assistant 1,
$26,058
Kogoy, Joanne, Management Tech, $30,373
O’Donnell, Renee, Management Tech,
$28,484
Fox, Lisa, Program Spec 1, $47,289
Keegan, Lisa, Program Spec 1, $42,695
Omerza, Judith K, Program Spec 1, $63,197
Ginocchetti, Tammy, Social Service Aide,
$34,363
James, Peter, Social Service Aide, $29,385
Kane Liller, Mallory, Social Service Aide,
$20,899
Lott, Don, Social Service Aide, $34,391
Nardone, Dianne, Social Service Aide,
$26,762
Rawlins, Randolph, Social Service Aide,
$34,363
Repasky, Jacqueline, Social Service Aide,
$20,899
Smith, Sherry, Social Service Aide, $20,590
Teal, Emily, Social Service Aide, $20,899
Jackloski, Andrew, Social Srv Aide 2,
$22,174
Bonitatis, Jacquelyn, Social Srv Aide 3,
$25,496
Cragle, Cindy, Social Srv Aide 3, $25,751
Messmer, Lana, Social Srv Aide 3, $27,299
Miller, Jane, Social Srv Aide 3, $25,352
Smith, Erin, Social Srv Aide 3, $24,737
Vaccaro, Charles, Social Srv Aide 3,
$29,389
Kowalski, John, Social Worker, $59,484
Rahl, Michael, Social Worker, $31,921
CLERK OF COURTS
Emlaw, Jacqueline, Admin Asst, $29,750
Scanlon, Robert, Administrative Assistnt,
$40,850
Blaker, Ann, Clerk 2, $29,650
Elmy, Dawn Louise, Clerk 2, $25,186
Gallamo, Joseph, Clerk 2, $22,800
Giordano, Angela, Clerk 2, $25,750
Iorio, Sharon, Clerk 2, $30,250
Kukowski Sr., Ronald, Clerk 2, $28,483
Lavan, Gerald, Clerk 2, $25,750
Madden, Claudia, Clerk 2, $25,750
Mcfarland, Lindsay, Clerk 2, $26,350
Pokrifka, Sarah, Clerk 2, $26,350
Smith, Dara, Clerk 2, $26,349
Wolfer, Gloria, Clerk 2, $29,650
Waichulis, William, Clerk 3, $40,410
Walsh, Robin, Clerk 3, $29,350
Pizano, Thomas, Deputy Clerk Of Courts,
$35,540
COMMISSIONERS/ADM.
Baloga, Peggy, Accounts Manager, $26,772
Edwards, Donald, Accts Payable Clerk,
$37,446
Lisowski, Carl, Auditor, $26,008
Whitehead, Linda, Auditor, $29,226
Zupa, Jay, Benefits Coordinator, $35,646
Pusateri, Joan Marie, Chf/Budget & Fi-
nance, $68,000
Blaskiewicz, Max, Collect Bargaining Off,
$52,196
Bobeck, James, Council Member, $10,500
Brominski, Edward, Council Member,
$8,000
Haas, Harry, Council Member, $8,000
Kelleher, Eugene, Council Member, $8,000
Maddon Curry, Elaine, Council Member,
$8,000
Mcclosky Houck, Linda, Council Member,
$8,000
Mcginley, Tim, Council Member, $8,000
Morelli, Richard, Council Member, $8,000
Urban, Stephen A., Council Member,
$8,000
Urban, Stephen J., Council Member, $8,000
Williams, Rick, Council Member, $8,000
Magni, Donna, Dep Budget & Fin, $40,000
Check, Colette, Executive Adm Asst,
$35,000
Kelly, Nancy, Executive Adm Asst, $41,524
Shelley, Beverly, Executive Adm Asst,
$25,000
Thomas, Jennifer L, Executive Adm Asst,
$41,524
Allabaugh, Marilynn, Executive Secretary,
$32,987
Sparich, Michele, Grant Writer, $49,173
Check, Andrew, Human Resource Director,
$55,000
Pribula, Thomas, Interim Co. Manager,
$104,000
Kopeck, Patricia, System Coordinator 2,
$36,892
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Roberts, Rena, Admin. Asst, $32,411
Zeller, Joseph, Dep Of Bus Devel., $50,923
Shimko, Denise, Developmnt Specialist 1,
$40,155
Hilsher, Catherine, Dpty Dir/Comm Dev,
$59,410
Wajda, Carol Lee, Env Tech, $37,132
Reilly, Andrew, Executive Director, $72,141
Calvello, Anthony, Financial Supv, $44,823
Lloyd, Curtis, Fiscal Tech, $29,705
Parsons, Elizabeth, Housing Manager,
$44,802
Kane, Sandra, Municipal Clerk, $29,069
Hurst, Mark, Municipal Proj. Mngr., $44,500
Lipski, Pamela, Public Service Mngr, $49,173
CONTROLLERS
Parrish, Jason, Accounts Manager, $25,886
Ciavarella, Margaret, Auditor, $29,758
Llewellyn, Patricia, Auditor, $45,619
Griffith Jr, Walter, Controller, $36,562
Derolf, Marilyn, Deputy Controller, $58,350
Moughan, Martin, Mag Auditor, $40,138
CONVENTION &
VISITORS BUREAU
Mackin Jr., Merle, Dir Conv & Vstr Bur,
$56,220
Hall, Janet, Dir/Sales & Marketing, $37,132
Mazur, Connie, Executive Secretary,
$23,766
Bonham, Patricia, Fulfillment Coord,
$18,566
CORONERS
Lisman, William, Chief Dep Coroner,
$42,500
Hughes, Daniel, Deputy Coroner, $11,000
Wallace, Mary, Exec. Adm Asst, $36,359
Moran Jr., Thomas, Field Invtg/Autopsy
Asst, $28,956
COURT STENOGRAPHERS
Calzola, Anita, Court Reporter, $55,690
Coll, Daniel, Court Reporter, $65,309
Colleran, Marcia, Court Reporter, $54,958
Harrison, Cynetha, Court Reporter, $44,441
Hearity, Kim, Court Reporter, $43,709
Oncay, Kris Ann, Court Reporter, $55,690
Petts, Patty, Court Reporter, $45,457
Rachilla, Cynthia, Court Reporter, $57,143
Ross, Allison, Court Reporter, $44,441
Sallemi, Angela, Court Reporter, $67,309
Schwalm, Rosemary, Court Reporter,
$44,441
Toronzi, John, Court Reporter, $56,290
Tratthen, Lisa, Court Reporter, $55,690
Yaros, Christine, Court Reporter, $57,143
COURTS
Malone, Mary, Admin Clerk, $32,867
Cotter, Christine, Admin Secretary, $35,000
Hoedl, Ann, Admin. Asst, $40,847
Marut, Diane, Admin. Asst., $28,808
Bufalino, Mark, Conflict Counsel, $26,947
Buttner, Robert, Conflict Counsel, $26,947
Corcoran, Brian, Conflict Counsel, $26,947
Galante, Paul, Conflict Counsel, $26,947
Kacmarski, Allyson, Conflict Counsel,
$26,947
Kelly, Matthew, Conflict Counsel, $26,947
Lampman, David, Conflict Counsel, $26,947
Marsilio, Thomas, Conflict Counsel, $26,947
Pike, John B, Conflict Counsel, $29,000
Watt, William, Conflict Counsel, $26,947
Yelen, Jeffrey, Conflict Counsel, $26,947
Gelso, Philip, Counsel, $38,275
Sciandra, Louis, Counsel, $39,456
Callen, Nicholas, Court Officer, $39,665
Serra, Christopher, Ct Adm Coord, $29,547
Berry, Julie, Exec Secretary, $42,000
Biscontini, Nancy, Exec Secretary, $42,000
Bowen, Gina, Exec Secretary, $42,000
Carmody, Jule, Exec Secretary, $48,068
Duesler, Sean, Exec Secretary, $48,068
Elko, Joann, Exec Secretary, $42000
Hannon, Theresa, Exec Secretary, $48,068
Harned, Barbara, Exec Secretary, $45,704
Jarecki, Eileen, Exec Secretary, $45,704
Madden, Rebecca, Exec Secretary, $42,000
Marek, Nicole, Exec Secretary, $42,000
Slusser, Sheri, Exec Secretary, $45,704
Umphred, Lori Ann, Exec Secretary,
$48,068
Valatka, Kimberly, Exec Secretary, $39,338
Tedesco, Don, Jury Mangt Supv, $45,652
Aboutanos, Josianne, Law Clerk, $64,329
Dudick Jr., Chester, Law Clerk, $64,329
Falcone Jr., Samuel, Law Clerk, $26,947
Howe, Fred, Law Clerk, $32,164
Joyce, Joseph, Law Clerk, $32,164
McCormick, Charles Law Clerk, $32,164
Mosca, Thomas, Law Clerk, $23,329
Nocito, Joseph, Law Clerk, $24,873
Schneider, Kelly, Law Clerk, $24,873
Solimine, Cara, Law Clerk, $41,000
Tokach, Jeffrey, Law Clerk, $64,329
Topolski, Elizabeth, Law Clerk, $32,164
Trottini, Christine, Law Clerk, $39,456
Ostroskie, William, Mgmt Info Analyst,
$50,970
Sheridan, Molly, Pfa Coordinator, $33,685
McGarry, Paul, Probation Srv Dir, $78,160
Molino, Gene, Pt Law Clerk, $32,164
Mudlock, Sharon, Secretary, $45,704
Estock, Suzanne, Secretary/Steno 2,
$39,338
Goldowski, Danielle, Secretary/Steno 2,
$39,338
Marsicano, Ginamaria, Secretary/Steno 2,
$39,338
Palumbo, Lois, Secretary/Steno 2, $39,338
Falcone Jr., Anthony, Senior Law Clerk,
$24,873
Pillets, Daniel, Senior Law Clerk, $39,456
Reinert, Matthew, Senior Law Clerk,
$39,456
Steinbrenner, Carl, Senior Law Clerk,
$32,164
McGarry, Alma, Spec Probation Suprv,
$59,686
Dougherty, James, Supervisor, $47,304
Horan, Michael, Tipstaff, $39,665
Maloney, James, Tipstaff, $39,665
Marriggi, Marlene, Tipstaff, $39,665
Miller, Victoria, Tipstaff, $39,665
Tokash, Kristyn, Tipstaff, $39,665
Krutski, Karen, Tipstaff/Secretary, $26,770
Licata, Frank, Video Conf Adm, $40,761
Greenberg, Lee, Video Coordinator,
$42,436
DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Schnelly, Paula, Admin Asst, $33,400
Coleman, Brian, Asst District Atty, $41,200
Collins, Maureen, Asst District Atty,
$49,283
Crake, Shannon, Asst District Atty, $49,283
Dunn Jr, William, Asst District Atty, $49,283
Hardik, Michelle, Asst District Atty, $42,966
Hogans, Thomas, Asst District Atty,
$42,966
Makowski, Mark, Asst District Atty, $42,966
Matthews, Jillian, Asst District Atty,
$49,283
McCabe, Frank, Asst District Atty, $49,283
McMonagle Jr. , James, Asst District Atty,
$70,316
Muckler, Matthew, Asst District Atty,
$42,966
Phillips, Mary, Asst District Atty, $42,966
Reimiller, Rebecca, Asst District Atty,
$44,355
Roberts, Jenny, Asst District Atty, $49,285
Yacoub, Albert, Asst District Atty, $44,355
Giza, Michelle, Case Manager, $40,314
Skibitsky Jr., Gregory, Chief of Appeals,
$16,480
Driscoll, Heather, Clerk 1, $24,750
Kolmansperger, Pamela J, Clerk 2, $31,900
Biros, Amanda, Clerk Typist 1, $22,100
Fowler, Kimberly, Clerk Typist 1, $24,749
Sroga, Stephanie, Clerk Typist 1, $21,800
Brill, Denise, Clerk Typist 2, $31,400
Danko, Maureen, Clerk Typist 2, $25,050
Genovesi, Deborah, Clerk Typist 2, $30,850
Ledoretti, Nicole, Clerk Typist 2, $25,750
Mrackoski, Diane, Clerk Typist 2, $39,863
Balogh, Charles, Detective, $57,805
Beky, Dan, Detective, $61,400
Capitano, Richard, Detective, $89,707
Dessoye, Michael, Detective, $95,532
Noone, James, Detective, $55,123
Parker, Deborah, Detective, $89,306
Sworen, Gary, Detective, $91,309
Yursha, Daniel, Detective, $91,309
Salavantis, Stefanie, District Attorney,
$168,541
Falvello, Alexis, Dpty Dist Atty, $57,252
King, Marilyn, Exec Secretary, $40,194
Sanguedolce, Samuel, First Asst/Dist Atty,
$87,100
Fabian, Larry, Lieutenant, $82,658
Lynch, Christopher, Lieutenant, $84,198
Ardo, Antonia, Office Administrator,
$48,854
Barletta, Frank, P-T Asst DA, $41,477
Ferentino, Jarrett, P-T Asst DA, $41,534
Finnegan, William, P-T Asst DA, $41,477
Melnick, Michael, P-T Asst DA, $41,477
Mirabito, Mary, P-T Asst DA, $41,477
Smacchi, Nancy, P-T Asst DA, $39,558
Zola, Daniel, P-T Asst DA, $37,589
Katrenicz, Mollie, Senior Trial Asst, $39,750
Bellanco, Michelle, Trial Assistant, $27,850
Ciavarella, Bethany, Trial Assistant, $24,350
Dalessandro, Chris, Trial Assistant, $25,550
Holmes, Elizabeth, Trial Assistant, $29,050
Malarkey, Justin, Trial Assistant, $22,800
Andes, Theresa, Victim Witness Coord,
$29,250
Casey Godfrey, Brigid, Victim Witness
Coord, $33,250
Everetts, Laura, Victim Witness Coord,
$25,350
Hernandez, Shannon, Victim Witness
Coord, $25,350
Nearhood, Rita, Victim Witness Coord,
$27,450
Obrien, Jill, Victim Witness Coord, $37,750
Rutt, Natalie, Victim Witness Coord,
$36,750
Stevens, Robert, Youth Aid Coord, $21,500
DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Dougherty, Patrice, Admin Secretary,
$40,301
Hapeman, Lisa, Admin Aide, $34,125
Sult, Joyce, Admin Aide, $34,125
Windt, Patricia, Admin Aide, $34,125
Nemeth, Lauren, Clerk, $28,767
Majikas, Kathleen, Clerk Typist 1, $32,734
Aigeldinger, Jean, Clerk Typist 2, $29,927
Bratlee, Christa, Clerk Typist 2, $29,917
Ellsworth, Melissa, Clerk Typist 2, $32,734
Evangelista, Gina, Clerk Typist 2, $29,927
Famalette, Lucia, Clerk Typist 2, $31,222
Ferguson, Mary Ann, Clerk Typist 2,
$29,927
Gross, Bonnie, Clerk Typist 2, $35,779
Rogowski, Adele, Clerk Typist 2, $32,734
Sokolofski, Nancy, Clerk Typist 2, $32,734
Kane, Kevin, Deputy Director, $65,310
Davis, James, Director Dro, $78,169
Austin, Robert, Enf/Prob Off, $60,577
Biscotto, James, Enf/Prob Off, $60,577
Cotter, Joseph, Enf/Prob Off, $59,685
McManus, Robert, Enf/Prob Off, $60,577
Para Jr., Joseph, Enf/Prob Off, $60,577
Tigue, John, Enf/Prob Off, $55,242
Stella, Michaeline, Exec Secretary, $33,093
Alessandri, Vincent, First Asst Dro, $60,867
Coughlin, Ann Marie, Intake Spec, $34,986
Defrancesco, Lorraine, Intake Spec, $34,125
Kormos, Diane, Intake Spec, $37,557
Merenda, Julie, Intake Spec, $34,125
Poplarchick, Roxanne, Intake Spec, $34,125
Sieminski, John, Iv-D Coordinator, $44,718
Dejoseph, Paula, Master/Support, $54,544
Sobota, Raymond, Master/Support,
$39,889
Kleckner, Christina, Office Mngr, $44,174
Sgarlat, Eileen, Paces Coordinator, $39,297
George, Jacqueline, Receptionist, $26,183
Drexinger, Alice, Receptionist/Clerk 1,
$29,952
Piscura, Judith, Receptionist/Clerk 1,
$31,575
Miceli, Rosanne, Recording Clerk, $34,125
Sobota, Jane Ann, Recording Clerk, $34,125
Rogers, Donald, Staff Attorney, $30,530
Dailey, George, Support Officer, $60,577
Day, Jessica, Support Officer, $60,577
Duffy Jr., Eugene, Support Officer, $60,577
Frumkin, Denise, Support Officer, $60,577
Granteed, Gary, Support Officer, $60,577
Grula, Ellen, Support Officer, $60,577
Hanahan, Antoinette, Support Officer,
$60,577
Hoinski, John, Support Officer, $60,577
Hopkins, Sean, Support Officer, $60,577
Kosin, Thomas, Support Officer, $60,577
Leighton, John, Support Officer, $60,577
Pillets, Nancy, Support Officer, $60,577
Pugh, Lewis, Support Officer, $60,577
Quinn, Michael, Support Officer, $60,577
Serino, Albert, Support Officer, $60,577
Toole, Patrick III, Support Officer, $60,577
Toole, Francine, Support Officer, $60,577
Tracy, Sean, Support Officer, $60,577
Walters, Mary, Support Officer, $60,577
Zambetti, Heidi, Support Officer, $55,242
Zarola, William, Support Officer, $60,577
Seasock, Kimberly, Support Supervisor,
$59,685
DRUG AND ALCOHOL
Donahue, Michael, Admin 2 D&A, $63,641
Baratta, Marie, Admin Asst 1, $28,060
Kimmel, William, Case Mgmt Spec, $32,504
Galey, Michelle, Case Mgmt Spec Trainee,
$27,824
Parry, Ruth, Case Mgmt Sprv, $34,291
Evans, Patricia, Clerk Typist 2, $26,875
Rokosz, Jean, D&A Case Management,
$27,824
Urban, Jill, D&A Case Management,
$30,885
Ross, Steven, Fiscal Officer D&A, $45,405
EMERGENCY MGMT.
Presto, Loretta, Act 165 Coordinator,
$30,000
Morgan, Lucille, Deputy Director, $37,000
Bekanich, Stephen, Ema Coordinator,
$45,088
Brzenchek, Robert, Ema Specialist,
$32,000
EMS 911
Lynch, Joseph, 911 Public Aware Spec,
$35,500
Ives, William, 911 Supervisor, $33,990
Holda, Judith, 911/Data Control Spec,
$27,605
Jones, John, 911/Data Control Spec, $31,186
Romanelli, Louis, 911/Data Mapping Spec,
$35,805
Beisel, Jeffrey, 911/Telecommunicator,
$33,480
Belawicz, Michael, 911/Telecommunicator,
$31,827
Benson, Beverly, 911/Telecommunicator,
$35,171
Bomboy, Carolyn, 911/Telecommunicator,
$31,827
Bomboy, Robert, 911/Telecommunicator,
$36,389
Brown Jr., Donald, 911/Telecommunicator,
$25,250
Bukofski, Leonard, 911/Telecommunicator,
$33,480
Collotty Jr., Phillip, 911/Telecommunicator,
$36,389
Colonna, Jeffrey, 911/Telecommunicator,
$36,389
Cornelius, Edward, 911/Telecommunicator,
$27,583
Cunniffe, Matthew, 911/Telecommunicator,
$31,827
Czapla, Joseph, 911/Telecommunicator,
$35,805
Dobbs, Brittany, 911/Telecommunicator,
$26,250
Domashinski, Gina, 911/Telecommunicator,
$27,583
Dretzel, Lynn, 911/Telecommunicator,
$33,480
Elmy, Andrew, 911/Telecommunicator,
$32,888
Engleman, John P, 911/Telecommunicator,
$34,479
Evans, Angela, 911/Telecommunicator,
$35,169
Forgach, Matthew, 911/Telecommunicator,
$26,265
Galeski, Robin, 911/Telecommunicator,
$33,997
Glazenski, Anthony, 911/Telecommunicator,
$25,250
Golanoski, Alex, 911/Telecommunicator,
$26,265
Hadley, Michelle, 911/Telecommunicator,
$32,888
Hartley, Graig, 911/Telecommunicator,
$30,235
Helmecki, Melissa, 911/Telecommunicator,
$30,235
Hudak, Jill Ann, 911/Telecommunicator,
$33,997
Hughes, Herman, 911/Telecommunicator,
$36,389
Jones Jr., Gerald, 911/Telecommunicator,
$33,480
Kalish, Amanda, 911/Telecommunicator,
$28,644
Kata, Marisa, 911/Telecommunicator,
$28,605
Kozlofski, Jill, 911/Telecommunicator,
$35,805
Kugler, Jessica, 911/Telecommunicator,
$34,479
Lasiewicki, Frank, 911/Telecommunicator,
$34,479
Lasiewicki, Jennifer, 911/Telecommunicator,
$33,997
Maciejczak, Kayla, 911/Telecommunicator,
$26,250
Maciejczak, Matthew, 911/Telecommun-
icator, $27,583
Matello, Stephen, 911/Telecommunicator,
$36,389
Matysczak, Damian, 911/Telecommunicator,
$34,479
Mcdaniels, Jennifer, 911/Telecommunicator,
$25,250
Mcdaniels, Stephen, 911/Telecommunicator,
$27,583
Meeker, Christopher, 911/Telecommunicator,
$34,479
Molitoris, John, 911/Telecommunicator,
$33,480
Morreale Jr., Melchiore, 911/Telecommun-
icator, $31,284
Muchler, Melissa, 911/Telecommunicator,
$26,250
Murtha, Brittany Mae, 911/Telecommun-
icator, $27,583
Noss, Suzie, 911/Telecommunicator, $33,997
Ostrowski, James, 911/Telecommunicator,
$36,389
Pac, Debra, 911/Telecommunicator, $26,265
Polk, Kindra, 911/Telecommunicator,
$26,265
Romanczuk, Breanne, 911/Telecommun-
icator, $25,250
Schmitt, Jacob, 911/Telecommunicator,
$32,878
Sciandra, Gina Marie, 911/Telecommunicator,
$26,250
Shanahan, William, 911/Telecommunicator,
$35,805
Shovlin, Victor, 911/Telecommunicator,
$33,997
Sipple, Donna 911/Telecommunicator,
$25,250
Stiles, James, 911/Telecommunicator,
$25,250
Sudo, Melissa Marie, 911/Telecommunicator,
$27,583
Tomolaitis, William, 911/Telecommunicator,
$33,480
Toth, Dawn, 911/Telecommunicator, $32,878
Tucci, Melissa, 911/Telecommunicator,
$26,250
Turner, Gerald, 911/Telecommunicator,
$36,389
Wesley, Barbara, 911/Telecommunicator,
$26,553
Wilkie, Donald, 911/Telecommunicator,
$33,480
Zahorsky, Andrew, CAD/GIS Supv, $38,000
Bradigan, Colleen, Clerk Typist 3, $29,811
Smith, George, Data Entry Clerk I, $27,362
Casaldi, Edward, Deputy Director, $54,636
Parsnik, David, Exec Director/911, $54,637
Derome, Mary, Exec Adm Asst, $37,694
Gavlick, Peter, Groundskeeper 1, $27,981
Chiucchi, James, Groundskeeper 2,
$30,326
Pasquinelli, Elizabeth, Intra Gov Coor-
dinator, $41,797
Giamber, Salvatore, Lead Psap Supervisor,
$37,132
Emmert, John, PSAP Manager, $47,534
Ankenbrand, Michael, PSAP Supervisor,
$33,990
Black, Brian, PSAP Supervisor, $33,990
Collotty, Tracy, PSAP Supervisor, $33,990
Gavin, Patricia, PSAP Supervisor, $33,990
Hannon, Megan, PSAP Supervisor, $33,990
Machey Jr., Richard, PSAP Supervisor,
$33,990
Neff, Charles, PSAP Supervisor, $33,990
Manganello, Angela, Quality Assurance Off,
$38,500
Rosencrans, Fred, Tech Supp Mgr, $53,575
Ankenbrand, John, Tech Support Spec,
$40,131
Keezer, Jason, Tech Support Spec, $34,192
ENGINEERS
Belleman, Christopher, Engineer, $57,680
Gibbons, Joseph, Engineer, $79,277
Morris, Melvin, Engineer, $41,200
Parrs, Gregory, Engineer, $44,823
Brozena, James, Executive Director,
$79,277
Licata, Theresa, Executive Secretary,
$35,240
HUMAN SERVICES
Nat, Susan, Admin Asst, $28,000
Singer, John, Bldg Manager, $25,750
Nulton, Earl, Dist Sys Specialist, $44,641
Dysleski, Mary, Fiscal Off, $45,000
Grebeck, Mary, Personnel Assistant,
$44,623
Yozwiak, Susan, Personnel Asst 1, $31,025
Kolojejchick, James, Program Coord,
$40,314
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Englot, Stephen, Director/Info Tech,
$78,948
Connors, Robert, Info Tech Spec, $42,036
Odell, Henry, Info Tech Spec, $36,919
Shoback, Michael, Network Admin,
$45,088
INTERIMREHAB WORK
Planutis, Cindy, Driver, $21,112
JURY COMMISSIONERS
Semanski, Frank, Jury Commissioner, $10,113
WIDA - WORKFORCE
DEVELOPMENT
Bianchino, Paula, Ojt Contract Spec,
$38,302
LEVEES
Bacumpas, Peter, Electrical Sys Mgr,
$45,895
Kramer, John, Equip Pump Operator,
$28,910
Kratz, Russell, Equip Pump Operator,
$29,440
Masi, Joseph, Equip Pump Operator,
$28,910
Denardi Jr, Elio, Equip Opr 1, $27,053
Howell, Raymond, Equip Opr 1, $29,440
Kopiak, Gregory, Equip Opr 1, $26,008
Ruane, John, Levee Supervisor, $43,982
Bartuska, David, Opr Pest App, $34,267
MAGISTRATE
Torbik, James, Central Court Admin,
$60,100
Radzwich, Kris Ann, Clerk Typist 1, $31,441
Bach, Cheryl, Secretary, $32,664
Baranski, Karen, Secretary, $33,923
Beakley, Margaret, Secretary, $36,439
Bradley, Carla, Secretary, $31,122
Champion, Christine, Secretary, $32,431
Chervenitski, Nancy Lee, Secretary, $37,762
Cicon, Sara Lee, Secretary, $31,122
Colella, Maura, Secretary, $34,967
Conahan, Ruth, Secretary, $31,441
Cook, Tamara, Secretary, $31,122
Dotzel, Joan, Secretary, $31,122
Dudock, Theresa, Secretary, $32,431
Elick, Anne, Secretary, $36,638
Ford, Catherine, Secretary, $35,523
Fornataro, Susan, Secretary, $25,676
Gaughan, Nancy, Secretary, $44,963
Graham, Deborah, Secretary, $26,061
Graham, Sharyl, Secretary, $24,928
Gustinucci, Michaeline, Secretary, $35,523
Hood, Vicki, Secretary, $31,122
Hughes, Ian, Secretary, $26,061
Kanjorski, Karen, Secretary, $31,441
Karnatski, Cheryl Leigh, Secretary, $26,061
Kernis, Gina, Secretary, $27,353
Ketchel, Jill, Secretary, $35,523
Klem, Cecile, Secretary, $31,122
Kreitzer, Rebecca, Secretary, $29,938
Kulaga, Faith, Secretary, $25,676
Lawton, Paula, Secretary, $31,122
Lehman, Brittany, Secretary, $28,645
Lumley, Barbara, Secretary, $31,122
Macaravage, Virginia, Secretary, $41,605
Maslo, Brenda, Secretary, $35,523
Munisteri, Lindsay, Secretary, $31,228
Nordfors, Kimberly, Secretary, $31,616
Paisley, Lori, Secretary, $35,523
Pietrzyk, Jennifer, Secretary, $31,122
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Pietrzyk, Kristen, Secretary, $27,353
Pikul, Mary, Secretary, $50,630
Price, Lisa Ann, Secretary, $32,431
Regan, Elizabeth, Secretary, $31,441
Scavazzo, Catherine, Secretary, $35,523
Sorber, Linda, Secretary, $38,982
Steransky, Kellie, Secretary, $24,928
Stevenson, Cheryl, Secretary, $39,833
Swartwood, Karla, Secretary, $35,523
Sweeney, Kathleen, Secretary, $35,931
Teresavage, Margaret, Secretary, $32,431
MAPPING/GIS
Polomchak, Christina, Cadastral Draft Spec,
$33,949
Panunti, Theresa, Clerk 1, $24,095
Johnson, Carol, GIS Analyst, $38,723
Lewis, Abram, GIS Analyst, $38,723
Puskar, Lee, GIS Analyst, $38,723
Zim, Christopher, GIS Analyst, $39,041
Skoronski, David, GIS Director, $55,697
Ginocchetti, Annette, Sr GIS Analyst,
$38,625
MENTAL HEALTH/MENTAL
RETARDATION
Radzwilla, Barbara, Accountant 2, $38,029
Ayala, Joan, Admin Asst 1, $47,366
Tamanini, Sandra, Admin Asst 1, $44,138
Vitkoski, Joan, Admin Asst 1, $54,995
Moriarty, Frances, Admin Asst 2, $51,735
Palmiter, Vincenza, Budget Analyst 1,
$53,879
Stredny, Gail, Casework Manager, $46,788
Bradshaw, Grace, Casework Manager 2,
$56,552
Baird Stanislow, Mary, Caseworker 2,
$33,860
Boris, Rebecca, Caseworker 2, $33,400
Boylan, Mary, Caseworker 2, $33,076
Buickus, Philip, Caseworker 2, $33,076
Burton, Michele, Caseworker 2, $33,562
Buzinski, Amy, Caseworker 2, $32,916
Davis, Laura, Caseworker 2, $33,076
Erndl, Peter, Caseworker 2, $33,076
Ertz, Rachel, Caseworker 2, $33,239
Farkaly, Cheryl, Caseworker 2, $34,188
Floryan, Charmayne M, Caseworker 2,
$34,188
Franks, Patricia, Caseworker 2, $33,344
Gagliardi, Michael, Caseworker 2, $33,076
Griffin, Tanya, Caseworker 2, $32,758
Groner, Elwood, Caseworker 2, $32,274
Henry Moss, Surana, Caseworker 2,
$33,860
Hess, Holly, Caseworker 2, $33,562
Hunter, Malinda, Caseworker 2, $33,860
Klush, Dale, Caseworker 2, $33,400
Klush, Stephanie, Caseworker 2, $33,860
Knorr, Marion, Caseworker 2, $34,878
Kost, Peter, Caseworker 2, $33,076
Kostelnik, Kimberly, Caseworker 2, $32,916
Kucinski, Celeste, Caseworker 2, $32,274
Long, Holly, Caseworker 2, $32,758
MacDougall, Marguerite, Caseworker 2,
$32,758
Marks, Erin, Caseworker 2, $33,076
Reynolds, Luke, Caseworker 2, $33,860
Seeherman, Heidi, Caseworker 2, $34,188
Tryzenski, Ann Marie, Caseworker 2,
$52,910
Ward, Angela, Caseworker 2, $33,076
Zachar, Cathy, Caseworker 2, $34,522
Carlin, Valerie, Caseworker 3, $33,239
Smith, Ranee, Caseworker 3, $33,239
Baldoni, Linda, Caseworker Supv, $40,623
Benick, Mary Ann, Caseworker Supv,
$42,163
Brown, Stacy, Caseworker Supv, $42,164
Kester, Tami, Caseworker Supv, $36,883
McDonough, Marilee, Caseworker Supv,
$51,751
Strittmatter, Suzanne, Caseworker Supv,
$48,177
Walker, Sarah, Caseworker Supv, $35,850
Cannon, Patricia, Clerk 2, $26,448
Cielesz, Richard, Clerk 2, $25,538
Kopcho, Linda, Clerk 2, $23,593
Kohl, Kellyann, Clerk 3, $26,077
Elmir, Martha Ann, Clerk Typist 2, $24,596
Hillard, Marsha, Clerk Typist 2, $24,717
Marascio, Maureen, Clerk Typist 2, $24,309
Phillips, Tara, Clerk Typist 2, $24,596
Rygelski, Barbara, Clerk Typist 2, $26,605
Barber, Tammy, I Service Coord, $56,918
Muth, Florence, Fiscal Officer 2, $71,315
Kane, Sean, Fiscal Officer 3, $52,000
Serfass, Winifred, Fiscal Tech, $50,284
Stanishefski, Frances, Fiscal Tech, $32,390
Weldon, Christine, Management Tech,
$31,281
Burns, Richard, Mh/Mr Admin, $74,675
Sepela, Eric, Network Spec 2, $40,580
Duaime, Denyse, Program Spec 1, $38,708
Kresky, Judith, Program Spec 1, $56,618
Welch, Judy, Program Spec 1, $40,099
Davis, James, Program Spec 2, $65,928
Gallagher, Tara, Program Spec 2, $40,985
Galli, Eugenia, Program Spec 2, $68,251
Noss, Jean Mary, Program Spec 2, $68,287
Zekas, Lou Ellen, Statistical Asst, $31,017
ORPHANS COURT
Killino, Thomas, Custody Hearing Officer,
$41,904
Bitzel, Sharon, Custody Master, $41,904
Bellino, John, Guardian Ad Lite, $50,230
Crocamo, Romilda, Master, $54,000
Mushalla, Deborah, Secretary, $25,990
Weber, Susan, Secretary, $45,704
PLANNING AND ZONING
Wood, Kathryne, Clerk Typist 2, $26,841
Merolli, Adrian, Director/Planning & Zone,
$59,433
Snee, Nancy, Mpo/Ag Board, $41,842
Dooley, Patrick, Planner 2, $30,550
Bordow, Leah, Planning Tech, $25,250
PRISON
Grimes, Jacqueline, Asst Bus Manager,
$49,173
Brutski, Ann, Bookkeeper, $39,872
Albert, Tracey Ann, Corr - Admin Asst,
$25,133
Gallagher, Kevin, Corr - Captain, $56,003
Orkwis, Ronald, Corr - Captain, $56,003
Pugh, James, Corr - Captain, $56,003
Sleboda, Jesse, Corr - Captain, $56,003
Majikes, Mary Louise, Corr - Clerk, $20,600
Alansky, James, Corr - Co 2, $40,475
Bellas, Patrick, Corr - Co 2, $38,094
Berman, Joseph, Corr - Co 2, $45,237
Bonczewski, Philip, Corr - Co 2, $40,475
Boris, Alexander, Corr - Co 2, $35,713
Borland, William, Corr - Co 2, $38,094
Bowen, Matthew, Corr - Co 2, $35,713
Boyer, John, Corr - Co 2, $38,269
Buchinski, David, Corr - Co 2, $47,618
Cardimona, Steven, Corr - Co 2, $35,713
Demark, Joseph, Corr - Co 2, $38,094
Doreskewicz Jr., Edward, Corr - Co 2,
$47,618
Drugotch, Marc M, Corr - Co 2, $45,237
Earley, Stephen, Corr - Co 2, $35,713
Elmy, James, Corr - Co 2, $45,237
Filipowich, Michael, Corr - Co 2, $47,618
Ganter, Thomas, Corr - Co 2, $38,094
Giannott, Joshua, Corr - Co 2, $42,856
Gilroy Jr., Steven, Corr - Co 2, $42,856
Gronka, Michael, Corr - Co 2, $47,618
Hrabal, Jeremy, Corr - Co 2, $47,618
Hudack Jr, David, Corr - Co 2, $35,713
Husted, Henry, Corr - Co 2, $40,475
John, Michael, Corr - Co 2, $47,618
Jordan, Ryan, Corr - Co 2, $35,713
Joyce, Michael, Corr - Co 2, $47,618
Lazarchick, Jonathan Corr - Co 2, $30,952
Levy, Nicholas, Corr - Co 2, $35,713
Marianacci, John, Corr - Co 2, $47,618
May, Matthew, Corr - Co 2, $38,094
Mazur, Nicholas, Corr - Co 2, $33,332
McCarthy, Michael, Corr - Co 2, $30,952
Modrow, Stephen, Corr - Co 2, $28,571
Moyer, Randy, Corr - Co 2, $38,094
Mullery, Michael, Corr - Co 2, $42,856
Nareski, David, Corr - Co 2, $45,237
Passetti Jr., Robert, Corr - Co 2, $40,475
Patton, Thomas, Corr - Co 2, $47,618
Pesotski, Jeffrey, Corr - Co 2, $35,713
Posluszny, David, Corr - Co 2, $47,618
Rosencrans, James, Corr - Co 2, $38,094
Saracino, Michael, Corr - Co 2, $47,618
Sims, William, Corr - Co 2, $42,856
Solovey, Stephen, Corr - Co 2, $47,618
Stachokus, John, Corr - Co 2, $38,094
Stillarty, Robert, Corr - Co 2, $40,475
Suda, Steven, Corr - Co 2, $33,332
Trimblett, William, Corr - Co 2, $38,094
Wengen, Stephan, Corr - Co 2, $28,571
White, Fred, Corr - Co 2, $45,237
Williams, Stephen, Corr - Co 2, $30,952
Wren, Lance, Corr - Co 2, $38,094
Zimmerman, Brandon, Corr - Co 2, $42,856
Zinga, Edward, Corr - Co 2, $35,713
Ruckle, Robert, Corr - Comm Clerk,
$49,828
Tarnowski, Robert, Corr - Comm Clerk,
$49,828
Ishley, Emory, Corr - Cook, $55,323
Ragantesi, Mark, Corr - Cook, $55,323
Sodrosky, Douglas J, Corr - Cook, $44,258
Yurek Jr., Frank, Corr - Cook, $37,620
Allford, Dean, Corr - Corporal, $56,739
Boney Jr., Gerald, Corr - Corporal, $56,739
Chudoba, Joseph, Corr - Corporal, $56,739
Edwards, James, Corr - Corporal, $56,739
Grodzicki, Gary, Corr - Corporal, $56,739
Steever, David, Corr - Corporal, $57,307
Everett, William, Corr - Corr Cnslr, $55,329
Hetro, Robert W., Corr - Corr Cnslr, $47,029
Kosek, Sarah, Corr - Corr Cnslr, $47,029
Mazur, Frederick, Corr - Corr Cnslr, $55,329
Piontkowski, Jeffrey, Corr - Corr Cnslr,
$55,329
Adams, Christopher, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Allen, William, Corr - Corr Officers, $43,736
Ambrosavage, Jeremy, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Antosh, David, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Asher, Jean, Corr - Corr Officers, $49,203
Badowski, Richard, Corr - Corr Officers,
$49,203
Bath, Nicole, Corr - Corr Officers, $41,003
Beckley, Leah, Corr - Corr Officers, $38,269
Beckley, Michael, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Benning, David, Corr - Corr Officers,
$41,003
Bielski, Wesley, Corr - Corr Officers,
$49,203
Blasavage, Leonard P., Corr - Corr Officers,
$38,269
Bleich, Alicia, Corr - Corr Officers, $43,736
Bleich, Eric, Corr - Corr Officers, $38,269
Blight, Ronnie, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Bonacci, Jennifer L., Corr - Corr Officers,
$49,203
Borum, Thomas, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Bradley, Tracey Ann, Corr - Corr Officers,
$30,069
Brawley, James, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Brown, Thomas, Corr - Corr Officers,
$49,203
Bucknavage, Michael, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Bufalino, Eric, Corr - Corr Officers, $43,736
Cairl, Barry, Corr - Corr Officers, $43,736
Carey, Matthew James, Corr - Corr Officers,
$35,536
Carroll, Christie, Corr - Corr Officers,
$30,069
Chicalese, Anthony, Corr - Corr Officers,
$41,003
Chudoba, Michael, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Clarke, Charles Jr., Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Cook, Joseph, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Delaney, Joseph, Corr - Corr Officers,
$35,536
Dianese, Tiffany Marie, Corr - Corr Officers,
$35,536
Distasio, Richard, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Dougalas, Matthew, Corr - Corr Officers,
$38,269
Drevenak, Stanley, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Duke Jr., David, Corr - Corr Officers,
$27,335
Dziak, Patricia, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Elias, Griffith, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Fazzi, James, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Fenimore, Betty Jean, Corr - Corr Officers,
$49,203
Fernandes, Thomas, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Fetko, Daniel, Corr - Corr Officers, $49,203
Fierman, Jason, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Fischer, Peter, Corr - Corr Officers, $49,203
Flynn, Ryan Eric, Corr - Corr Officers,
$41,003
Ford, Christine, Corr - Corr Officers,
$49,203
Fritz, Brandon, Corr - Corr Officers, $43,736
Fumanti, William John, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Geurin, Albert, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Girman, Stephen, Corr - Corr Officers,
$49,203
Gocek, George, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Gomez-Terrero, Canniel, Corr - Corr Offi-
cers, $32,802
Gorka, Lawrence, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Grabowski, John, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Gronchick, Joseph, Corr - Corr Officers,
$41,003
Hall Jr., William, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Hartman, Ronald Gene, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Helfrich, Corey Michael, Corr - Corr Offi-
cers, $32,802
Himlin, Lori, Corr - Corr Officers, $30,069
Hischak, Thomas, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Hoisington, Nicole, Corr - Corr Officers,
$30,069
Hooper, Ronald, Corr - Corr Officers,
$41,003
Horoshock, Vincent, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Hrivnak, Shawn, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Hrivnak, Todd, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Hudak Jr., Michael, Corr - Corr Officers,
$32,802
Hughes, Jonathan, Corr - Corr Officers,
$38,269
Hvozdovic, Steve, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Jones, Daniel, Corr - Corr Officers, $43,736
Joseph, Richard, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Joyce, Susan, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Karavitch, Kimberly, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Katra, Joseph Michael, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Keber, Jason, Corr - Corr Officers, $49,203
Kimsel, Mark, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
King, Daniel, Corr - Corr Officers, $35,536
Kirschner, Richard, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Kivak, Debra Ann, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Kondraski Jr., David John, Corr - Corr
Officers, $41,003
Koprowski, John, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Kotz Jr., John, Corr - Corr Officers, $32,802
Kruczek, Brian, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Kyttle, Robert, Corr - Corr Officers, $49,203
Lamoreaux, Richard, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Lentz, Thomas, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Levandoski Jr., Philip, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Luchetti, Michael, Corr - Corr Officers,
$49,203
Luczak, Lisa, Corr - Corr Officers, $38,269
Luton, Timmy, Corr - Corr Officers, $43,736
Lykon, Bruce, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Lynch, Michael, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Malak, Jennifer Lynn, Corr - Corr Officers,
$30,069
Mastruzzo, Sam, Corr - Corr Officers,
$49,203
McCafferty, Steven, Corr - Corr Officers,
$32,803
McDavitt, Dwayne, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Mecca, John, Corr - Corr Officers, $49,203
Messersmith, Eric, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Mihalchik, Adam, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Mihalchik, Margaret, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Miko, Bernard, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Mikulski, Ronald John, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Mitkowski, Jason Ryan, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Montigney, Bernard, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Moran, William, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Morganti, David, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Morganti, Lewis, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Morgis, Brian Keith, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Morris, Mark, Corr - Corr Officers, $43,736
Morris, Matthew, Corr - Corr Officers,
$49,203
Moyer, James, Corr - Corr Officers, $49,203
Muchler, Michael, Corr - Corr Officers,
$41,003
Nardone, Michael, Corr - Corr Officers,
$32,802
Newton, William, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Nordheim, William, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Novak, Richard, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Obes, Gary, Corr - Corr Officers, $43,736
Odonnell, Joseph, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Olshefski, Richard, Corr - Corr Officers,
$49,203
Ostrowski, Ronald, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Pahler, Linda, Corr - Corr Officers, $41,003
Pahler, Rita, Corr - Corr Officers, $38,269
Pegarella, Kyle, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Perugino, Christopher, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Piekanski, Stanley, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Piontkowski, Michael, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Piontkowski, Stanley, Corr - Corr Officers,
$35,536
Pisano, Matthew, Corr - Corr Officers,
$35,536
Pius, Jay, Corr - Corr Officers, $41,003
Pokrinchak, Nicholas, Corr - Corr Officers,
$38,269
Pollock, Warren, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Potoeski, William, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Prushinski, Joseph, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Punko, Lita, Corr - Corr Officers, $43,736
Quinn, Betty, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Raggi, John, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Renfer, Kristofer, Corr - Corr Officers,
$38,269
Richardson, Carolyn, Corr - Corr Officers,
$35,536
Riggs, Paul, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Ritsick, Melissa, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Rodola, Joseph, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Rogo, Arthur, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Roper, Joell, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Roper, Tamra Joe, Corr - Corr Officers,
$35,536
Rostock, Raphael, Corr - Corr Officers,
$27,335
Rush, Douglas, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Rynkiewicz, Alex, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Saunders, Thomas, Corr - Corr Officers,
$38,269
Schatzel, Jerome, Corr - Corr Officers,
$35,536
Schrader, Charles, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Seiwell, Anthony, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Shimko, Kristine, Corr - Corr Officers,
$32,802
Shipierski, Stephen, Corr - Corr Officers,
$49,203
Shipp, Thomas, Corr - Corr Officers,
$38,269
Skipalis, Jonathan, Corr - Corr Officers,
$38,269
Smith Jr., Charles, Corr - Corr Officers,
$27,335
Smith, Charles, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Sodrosky, Leonard, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Stambaugh Jr., Thomas, Corr - Corr Offi-
cers, $41,003
Stofko, Richard Allen, Corr - Corr Officers,
$41,003
Stoodley, Michael Thomas, Corr - Corr
Officers, $43,736
Storm, Jaime, Corr - Corr Officers, $35,536
Stoshick, David, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Strait, Susan, Corr - Corr Officers, $49,203
Surma, Norman, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Sweet, Adam, Corr - Corr Officers, $35,536
Swicklik, Yvonne, Corr - Corr Officers,
$38,269
Taffera, John, Corr - Corr Officers, $49,203
Thomas, Daniel, Corr - Corr Officers,
$49,203
Thomas, Richard, Corr - Corr Officers,
$49,203
Trusa, Jeffrey, Corr - Corr Officers, $35,536
Ulichney, John, Corr - Corr Officers,
$27,335
Ungvarsky, Scott, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Vest Jr., Dennis, Corr - Corr Officers,
$32,802
Vukovich, Wrian, Corr - Corr Officers,
$49,203
Walsh, Christopher, Corr - Corr Officers,
$38,269
Weiss, Mark Joseph, Corr - Corr Officers,
$41,003
Wengzen, Jennifer, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
White, John, Corr - Corr Officers, $32,802
Wicht, Eugene, Corr - Corr Officers, $43,736
Wilk, Nicholas, Corr - Corr Officers, $35,536
Wilk, William, Corr - Corr Officers, $43,736
Witkosky, David, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Wolfe, George, Corr - Corr Officers, $54,671
Wozniak, Jodie, Corr - Corr Officers,
$49,203
Wren, Timothy Albert, Corr - Corr Officers,
$41,003
Wright, Ann Marie, Corr - Corr Officers,
$54,671
Wujcik, Michael, Corr - Corr Officers,
$32,802
Yankovich Jr., James, Corr - Corr Officers,
$32,802
Yankovich, Melissa, Corr - Corr Officers,
$30,069
Yasenchak, Joseph, Corr - Corr Officers,
$43,736
Zabrenski, David, Corr - Corr Officers,
$32,802
Zekas, Joseph, Corr - Corr Officers, $43,736
Ziolkowski, Ann Marie E., Corr - Corr
Officers, $54,671
Ference, Stephen, Corr - Data Entry,
$38,484
Larson, James, Corr - Deputy Warden,
$63,735
Blight, Joe, Corr - Dsk Sgt, $57,306
Farrell, Kevin, Corr - Dsk Sgt, $57,307
Fiedorczyk Jr., Stanley, Corr - Dsk Sgt,
$57,307
Hetro, Robert V., Corr - Dsk Sgt, $57,307
Lowery, David, Corr - Dsk Sgt, $57,307
O’Brien, Gary, Corr - Dsk Sgt, $57,307
Richards, Paul, Corr - Dsk Sgt, $57,307
Riley, Paul J., Corr - Dsk Sgt, $57,307
Chudoba, Mark, Corr - K9 Sgt, $57,307
Jaskulski, Scott, Corr - K9 Sgt, $57,307
Leary, James, Corr - K9 Sgt, $57,307
Petrovich, Joseph, Corr - K9 Sgt, $57,307
Shinal, Eugene, Corr - K9 Sgt, $57,307
Bealla, Linda Rae, Corr - Librarian, $29,638
Ameen, John, Corr - Lieutenant, $53,271
DeFrancesco Jr., William, Corr - Lieutenant,
$49,993
Domagauer, John, Corr - Lieutenant,
$53,271
Seman, Gary, Corr - Lieutenant, $53,271
Smith, John, Corr - Lieutenant, $53,271
Souchick, Sherry, Corr - Lieutenant, $53,271
Stiles, Lamotte, Corr - Lieutenant, $49,993
Wilde, David, Corr - Lieutenant, $53,271
Youngkin, James, Corr - Lieutenant, $53,271
Lukowski, Edward, Corr - Maint Suprv,
$52,397
Wiaterowski, Richard, Corr - Maint/Bldg
Inspt, $55,329
Chappell, Mark, Corr - Maintenance,
$35,272
Lewis Jr., Leonard, Corr - Maintenance,
$37,623
Lutz, Ralph, Corr - Maintenance, $42,326
Peters, Douglas, Corr - Maintenance,
$42,326
Sweet, Dallas, Corr - Maintenance, $42,326
Tarnowski, Mark, Corr - Maintenance,
$39,975
Timonte, Valentino, Corr - Maintenance,
$55,329
Balucha, Karen, Corr - Nurse, $47,969
Bower, James, Corr - Nurse, $47,969
Burke, John, Corr - Nurse, $47,969
Czyzycki, Thomas, Corr - Nurse, $47,969
Emmett, Diane, Corr - Nurse, $47,969
Gale, Christopher, Corr - Nurse, $47,969
Gallagher, Aaron, Corr - Nurse, $47,969
Kendig, Carleen, Corr - Nurse, $47,969
Lee, Catherine, Corr - Nurse, $47,969
Loftus, Carol, Corr - Nurse, $47,969
Mikulski, Denise, Corr - Nurse, $47,969
Mrochko, George, Corr - Nurse, $47,969
Steever, Cheri, Corr - Nurse, $47,969
Francoeur, Sharon, Corr - Nursing Suprv,
$49,993
Rockovich, Mark, Corr - Rcds Captain,
$56,003
Gelsleichter, James, Corr - Rcds Sgt/
Populat, $58,444
Baluta, Daniel, Corr - Sergeant, $57,307
Handley, Kathleen, Corr - Sergeant, $57,307
Hughes, Howard, Corr - Sergeant, $57,307
Matchko Jr., Joseph, Corr - Sergeant,
$57,307
Mrochko, Bradley, Corr - Sergeant, $57,307
Piontkowski, Anthony, Corr - Sergeant,
$57,307
Rostkowski, Michael, Corr - Sergeant,
$57,307
Flaherty, Kevin, Corr - Supply Clerk,
$38,746
Gavlick, Richard, Corr - Supply Clerk,
$53,627
Beecham, William, Corr - Training Officer,
$56,739
Blasavage, Leonard, Corr - Training Officer,
$56,739
Piazza, Joseph John, Corr - Warden,
$75,263
Mcgovern, Stacy Ann, Corr - Wr Clerk,
$48,366
Elmy, Louis, Corr - Wr Cnslr, $55,329
Cooper, Kevin, Corr Officers, $54,671
Corridoni, Nicholas, Corr Officers, $43,736
Coslett, Steven, Corr Officers, $54,671
Cragle, Ryan, Corr Officers, $27,335
Franks, Grace Ann, Corr- Treatment Coor-
din, $35,000
Lombardo, Jennifer, Director, $41,200
PROBATION SERVICES
Olszyk, Mary Jo, Admin Clerk, $33,896
Davenport, Cynthia, Admin Aide, $32,272
Genasevich, Heidi, Admin Aide, $33,199
Griglock, Lisa, Admin Aide, $33,084
Haddock, Melissa, Admin Aide, $33,103
Jugus, Pamela, Admin Aide, $34,126
Mead, Jessica, Admin Aide, $31,088
Sagliocco, Joseph, Admin Aide, $34,126
Rymar, Jean Marie, AR/AP, $39,447
Vecchio, Michael, Chief/Probation Officer,
$78,160
Alaimo, Maureen, Clerk Typist 1, $31,575
Calderon, Silvana, Clerk Typist 1, $28,767
Donahue, Beverly, Clerk Typist 1, $31,575
Fiume, Helene, Clerk Typist 1, $31,575
Flaherty, Colleen, Clerk Typist 1, $31,923
Havard, Eileen, Clerk Typist 1, $28,767
Stets, Mary, Clerk Typist 1, $31,575
Veet, Patricia, Clerk Typist 1, $29,952
Kalanick, Dina, Clerk Typist 2, $32,735
Argento, John, Deputy Chief, $65,310
Munley, Wendy, Exe Secty/Clerical Sprv,
$46,538
Phillips, Regina, Exe Secty/Clerical Sprv,
$41,811
Gelb, Sheila, Exec Secretary, $30,729
Herman, Rita, File Clerk, $31,575
Connors, Frances, Fiscal Tech, $35,742
Gregorczyk, Ellen, Fiscal Tech, $35,046
Lavin, Michael, Fiscal Tech, $37,150
McGlone, Stacey, Fiscal Tech, $35,742
Petro, Jane, Fiscal Tech, $35,742
Stasik, Dolores, Fiscal Tech, $35,055
Trocki, Sandra, Fiscal Tech, $36,784
Wojcik, Lucille, Fiscal Tech, $35,046
Roan, Deborah, Intake Spec, $34,126
Steininger, Mary Beth, Intake Spec, $33,199
Swaboski, Darlene, Intake Spec, $34,126
Altavilla, Nina, Juvenile Prob Off 1, $60,577
Ciali, Nicole, Juvenile Prob Off 1, $60,577
Frank, Richard, Juvenile Prob Off 1, $55,242
Maclunny, Jamie, Juvenile Prob Off 1,
$60,577
Sharkey, Patrick, Juvenile Prob Off 1,
$55,242
Mantione, Phyllis, Office Manager, $46,538
Allardyce, James, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Altavilla, Bradden, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Augello, Maria, Prob Off 1, $55,242
Becker, Lynne, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Bernardi, Louis, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Bleich, John, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Buss, Mark, Prob Off 1, $53,509
Buzink, Joann, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Cappellini, Dorothy, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Carter, Jesse, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Caso, Jennifer, Prob Off 1, $55,242
Cesari, Kelly, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Cole, Sadie, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Considine, Michael, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Cook, Lori, Prob Off 1, $60,577
DeFalco, Craig, Prob Off 1, $60,577
DeJoseph, James, Prob Off 1, $55,242
Domzalski, Edward, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Farinella, Joseph, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Feldmann, Jeffery, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Fisher, Claudia, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Gill, Mark, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Guesto, Jennifer, Prob Off 1, $53,509
Harned, Jamie, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Hilburt, Erika, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Hlivia, Timothy, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Johnson, Neal, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Keen, Karen, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Kennedy, Thelma, Prob Off 1, $55,242
Kijek, Mark, Prob Off 1, $51,766
Klemow Wright, Laura, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Kline, Theresa, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Lavan, Thomas, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Leighton, Brian, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Magyar, Norman, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Majikes, Charles, Prob Off 1, $60,577
McKeown, Michael, Prob Off 1, $60,577
McNulty, William, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Million, Cari, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Montagna, Joe, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Morreale, Marita, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Mulhall, Harry, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Nardiello, Philip, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Nowakowski, Thomas, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Parker, Christopher, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Pepperling, Thomas, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Perluke, Kevin, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Petrosky, Stanley, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Phillips, Steve, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Piazza, Anthony, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Piontek, Frank, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Rachilla, Robert, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Remak, Judith, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Roman, Patrick, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Rowan, Kelly, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Skrepenak, Matthew, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Symons, Walter, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Tracy, Christopher, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Tunnessen, Marlene, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Weiss, Jennifer, Prob Off 1, $60,577
White Granteed, Paulette, Prob Off 1,
$60,577
Zangardi, Alfonso, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Granteed, Sam, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Altobelli, John, Prob Off 1, $60,577
Veet, Jonathan, Probation Officer 2,
$53,509
Blight Jr., Karl, Restitution Officer, $60,577
Kalie Stahl, Rosalie, Restitution Officer,
$60,577
Patte, Christopher, Supervisor, $59,686
Zera, Angela, Supervisor, $59,686
Doran, Edward, Supervisor/Prob Off,
$59,686
Lopresto, Carmen, Supervisor/Prob Off,
$59,686
Braskey, Ann Marie, Support Supervisor,
$59,686
PROTHONOTARY
Pellegrini, Alfonso, Admin Asst, $40,971
Kishbaugh, Maria, Bookkeeper, $31,250
Piatt, Kyong, Bookkeeper, $29,450
Flannery, Janice, Cashier, $33,350
Ostrowski, Debra, Cashier, $30,750
Warkevicz, Debra, Cashier, $30,650
Shubilla, Rebecca, Cashier Court Related,
$31,250
Kochanski, Anthony, Clerk 1, $21,800
Anderika, Ruth, Clerk 2, $22,800
Janoski, Anita, Clerk 2, $22,800
Speziale, Corrine, Clerk 2, $28,150
Wierbowski, Victoria, Clerk 2, $26,850
Tomasura, Mark, Clerk 3, $36,250
Ardo, Gino, Clerk Typist 1, $21,000
Trout, Nicole, Clerk Typist 1, $21,000
Wicht, Lynelle, Clerk Typist 2, $27,850
Bobbouine Jr., Arthur, Deputy Prothono-
tary, $36,050
Coughlin, Kevin, Microfilm Tech, $40,806
Olenginski, Carolee, Prothonotary, $36,562
PUBLIC DEFENDER
Blum, Jonathan, Asst Public Defender,
$48,412
Bruno, Danielle, Asst Public Defender,
$41,200
Donovan Jr., John, Asst Public Defender,
$62,670
Greenwald, Steven, Asst Public Defender,
$44,514
Kasper, Samuel, Asst Public Defender,
$34,155
Kostelaba, Michael, Asst Public Defender,
$34,154
Mecadon, Girard, Asst Public Defender,
$34,154
Mojtahedi, Ana, Asst Public Defender,
$50,136
O’Donnell, Christopher, Asst Public Defend-
er, $34,154
Olexa, Edward, Asst Public Defender,
$34,154
Reedy Sobeski, Cheryl, Asst Public Defend-
er, $62,670
Ross Jr, Charles, Asst Public Defender,
$62,670
Ruzzo, William, Asst Public Defender,
$46,470
Saporito, Joseph, Asst Public Defender,
$45,172
Shiptoski, Richard, Asst Public Defender,
$45,172
Singer, Mark, Asst Public Defender,
$56,403
Sobota, John, Asst Public Defender, $45,172
Thompson, Nicole, Asst Public Defender,
$50,136
Ursiak, Jonathan, Asst Public Defender,
$56,403
Webby, Ferris, Asst Public Defender, $45,172
Yeager, Joseph, Asst Public Defender,
$48,412
Serino, Barbara, Caseworker 1, $32,579
Reddock, Bruce, Chief Investigator, $33,114
Flora Jr., Albert, Chief Public Defender,
$52,178
Million, Donna, Clerk Stenographer 2,
$34,300
Pilger Dulaney, Carol, Clerk Typist 1, $21,800
Venesky, Kathleen, Clerk Typist 1, $21,800
Ashton, Margaret, Clerk/Steno 2, $25,350
Miller, Leona, Clerk/Steno 2, $30,450
Sikorski, Diane, Clerk/Steno 2, $31,900
Hosier, Barry, Dpty Chief Investigator,
$30,000
Fannick, Demetrius, First Asst Pub Defend-
er, $46,000
Ball, Elizabeth, Investigator, $27,750
Davis, Angelina, Investigator, $27,750
Lermitte, Nicholas, Office Administrator,
$30,900
Nardi, Kris, Social Worker, $32,097
PURCHASING
Guarneri, Pamela, Clerk 1, $25,905
Macynski, Doris, Clerk 1, $24,596
Amesbury, Mary Ann, Clerk 2, $31,869
Wasielewski, Patricia, Clerk 2, $32,497
Pugliese Jr., Frank, Director/Purchasing,
$45,000
Jones, David, Stock Room Clerk, $23,000
RECORDER OF DEEDS
Schappert, James, Administrative Assistnt,
$31,932
Redding, Martin, Clerk 1, $34,796
Handzelek, Michael, Clerk 2, $34,796
Montagna, Pasqueline, Clerk 2, $26,522
Calabro, Matthew, Clerk Typist 2, $24,299
Cecil, Kerry, Clerk Typist 2, $29,917
Kudey, Christine, Clerk Typist 2, $25,049
Phillips, Elizabeth, Clerk Typist 2, $24,299
Hoggarth, Joan, Dep Recorder/Sr Acct Mg,
$41,200
Cooper, Brian, Microfilm Tech, $26,836
O’Brien, James, Recorder Of Deeds,
$36,562
Hill, Marla, System Operator, $33,843
REGISTER OF WILLS
Waskevich, Edward J., Admin Asst, $41,100
Pizont, Charles, Bookkeeper, $33,351
Rodgers, Joseph, Clerk 1, $27,450
Majorana, Barbara, Clerk 2, $30,250
Zolner, Carol, Clerk 2, $27,851
Hudacek Jr., Michael, Dpy Reg Of Wills,
$34,680
Williamson, Donald, Dpy Reg Of Wills,
$31,580
Dixon, Anthony, Dpy Reg Wills/Haz,
$20,280
Lavin, Mary Ann, Microfilm Tech, $32,400
Stankovic, Dorothy, Register Of Wills,
$38,562
RETIREMENT
Hummer, Richard, Pension Coordinator,
$45,000
Karpowich, Donald, Solicitor, $20,000
ROADS AND BRIDGES
Cragle, Jeffrey, District Foreman, $38,086
Galli, Ronald, District Foreman, $36,601
Koziel, Kenneth, District Foreman, $38,040
Yanac, Richard, District Foreman, $32,684
Baran, Kevin, Equip Opr 1, $26,008
Chisarick, Francis, Equip Opr 1, $38,065
Cooper, Adam, Equip Opr 1, $30,289
Miller, Ronald, Equip Opr 1, $30,289
Myers, Diane, Equip Opr 1, $27,053
Novak, Andrew, Equip Opr 1, $30,766
Paveletz, Robert, Equip Opr 1, $31,721
Rapach, Joseph, Equip Opr 1, $31,933
Salerno Sr., Angelo, Equip Opr 1, $27,053
Zalutko, Jeffrey, Equip Opr 1, $26,008
Aponte, Diane, Exec Secretary, $32,000
McDaniels, Kenneth, Foreman, $32,888
Binker, Paul, Maint Repairman, $26,419
Fender, Timothy, Maint Repairman, $25,810
Goliembeski, Stanley, Maint Repairman,
$2,00
Michno, Michael, Mechanic, $26,008
Verbinski, John, Mechanic, $26,008
Verbinski, Benjamin, Mechanic 1, $36,654
Pickering, John, Supervisor, $43,982
Pipech, Robert, Supervisor, $43,982
Derby, Andress, Truck Driver, $22,000
Fetterman, Donald, Truck Driver, $24,500
Macosky, Edward, Truck Driver, $21,750
Martin, Richard, Truck Driver, $22,000
Maxwell, John, Truck Driver, $26,947
Monroe, Roger, Truck Driver, $21,750
Suarez, Genaro, Truck Driver, $22,000
Whitman, Harry, Truck Driver, $28,697
SECURITY
Robshaw, John, Chief of Security, $37,500
Schnelly, Angela, Mailroom Clerk 1, $21,000
Blaskiewicz, Janel Marie, Mailroom Clerk 2,
$23,000
Arias, William, Security, $23,300
Benzi, Patricia, Security, $23,608
Ciechoski, Herbert, Security, $23,300
Drago, Nicholas, Security, $20,050
Fritz, Charles, Security, $22,000
Gebhardt, Fredrick, Security, $22,800
Gianfarcaro, Philip, Security, $22,800
Guarneri, Joseph, Security, $23,300
Holley, Kenneth, Security, $32,941
Lavin, James, Security, $23,550
Lieback Jr., Michael, Security, $27,371
Mellner, Donna, Security, $23,608
Nice Sr., Alan, Security, $23,608
Novack, Mary, Security, $23,300
Pavloski, Michael, Security, $22,800
Raymond, Eugene, Security, $23,300
Redmond, Roger, Security, $24,456
Scarnulis, Francis, Security, $30,871
Silveri, Bruce, Security, $22,800
Smith, Mary, Security, $23,608
Tarutis, Bernard, Security, $22,299
Telincho, Nicholas, Security, $23,300
Travis, Brian, Security, $20,050
Vann, Edythe, Security, $22,800
SHERIFF
Hesnan, Sharon, Clerk, $25,550
Szumski, Janice, Clerk 2, $26,850
Collins, Katherine, Clerk I, $25,850
Wallace, Stephanie, Clerk I, $21,000
Weitz, Sherry, Clerk Typist 1, $24,750
Zawatski, Carl, Deputy Chief, $43,349
Aigeldinger, Eric, Deputy Sheriff 1, $29,350
Benfante, Carol, Deputy Sheriff 1, $37,150
Capobianco, David, Deputy Sheriff 1,
$32,850
Castner, Michelle, Deputy Sheriff 1, $30,850
Chaumpi Jr., John, Deputy Sheriff 1,
$32,250
Chesko, John, Deputy Sheriff 1, $37,150
Chorey, David, Deputy Sheriff 1, $37,150
Christino Jr., Joseph, Deputy Sheriff 1,
$36,250
Curcio, Kimberly, Deputy Sheriff 1, $36,250
Evanchick Jr., John, Deputy Sheriff 1,
$37,150
Farrell, Mary Jean, Deputy Sheriff 1, $37,150
Feddock, Bryan Deputy Sheriff 1, $31,550
Foy, Ryan, Deputy Sheriff 1, $29,850
Giannott, Anthony, Deputy Sheriff 1, $31,900
Gurnari, Eugene, Deputy Sheriff 1, $28,750
Halford, James, Deputy Sheriff 1, $26,600
Joyce, Erin, Deputy Sheriff 1, $37,150
Joyce, James, Deputy Sheriff 1, $31,200
Jugus, John, Deputy Sheriff 1, $28,750
Kreseski, Donald, Deputy Sheriff 1, $28,750
Lamoreux, Maurice, Deputy Sheriff 1,
$25,000
Lasoski, Donald, Deputy Sheriff 1, $31,550
Leandri, Mandy, Deputy Sheriff 1, $32,250
Lieback Jr., Peter, Deputy Sheriff 1, $25,000
Loughney, Gary, Deputy Sheriff 1, $37,150
Middaugh, Leslie, Deputy Sheriff 1, $32,950
Noble, Donald, Deputy Sheriff 1, $26,600
Patterson, Michael, Deputy Sheriff 1,
$30,350
Romanoski, Joseph, Deputy Sheriff 1,
$33,900
Rushnock, Tara, Deputy Sheriff 1, $29,350
Senczakowicz, Mark, Deputy Sheriff 1,
$33,900
Staley, Courtney, Deputy Sheriff 1, $32,850
Tomulaitis, Susan, Deputy Sheriff 1, $31,550
Van Hoorn, Albert, Deputy Sheriff 1, $31,550
Volciak, Jason, Deputy Sheriff 1, $31,550
Wassil, John, Deputy Sheriff 1, $37,150
Zawatski, Heather, Deputy Sheriff 1, $37,150
Szumski, Brian, Deputy Sheriff I, $28,750
Gilligan, John, Interim Sheriff, $36,562
SOLICITORS
Deluca, Vito, Asst Cty Solicitor, $39,884
Yeager Pierce, Lauren, Asst Cty Solicitor,
$39,884
Zurek, Sandra, Executive Secretary,
$30,000
Bufalino, Brian, Solicitor, $39,884
Butera, Michael, Solicitor, $19,451
Maza, Susan, Solicitor, $11,337
Menn, Stephen, Solicitor, $39,884
Schwager, David, Solicitor, $34,957
Stretton, Samuel, Solicitor, $11,337
SOLID WASTE MGMT.
Denardi, Elizabeth, Recylcing Coord,
$37,450
TAX COLLECTION
Manta, Sam, Tax Collection Proc, $28,379
TREASURER
Macarty, Loyanne, Account Exec, $35,009
Muroski, David, Accountant, $40,314
Hall, Anne Marie, Bookkeeper, $24,000
Schobert, Theresa, Bookkeeper, $28,643
Johnson, Joann, Clerk Typist 1, $24,095
Matthews, Paula, Clerk Typist 1, $24,308
Vesek, Jacqueline, Clerk Typist 1, $23,608
Sedeski, Ann Marie, Data Entry Clerk 1,
$23,549
Depolo, Dominick, Deputy Treasurer,
$43,502
Beers, Laura, Office Manager, $40,000
VETERAN AFFAIRS
Doknovitch, Karen, Clerk 2, $21,300
Roke, Sharon, Clerk 2, $27,636
Zondlo, Rosemary, Clerk 2, $27,371
Giuli, Cynthia, Clerk Typist 2, $24,000
Spagnola, James, Dir Veteran Affairs,
$43,000
SALARIES
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WASHINGTON — President
Barack Obama’s opposition is
nowthe divided one.
For three weeks of heated rhet-
oric, Republicans cast the presi-
dent’s new rule that religious
schools and hospitals must pro-
vide insurance for free birth con-
trol to their employees as an at-
tack on individual liberty. The
contentious issue unitedrecently
fractured Republicans, Catholic
bishops and religious groups
while badly splitting Democrats
who feared an election-year fal-
lout.
Obama’s leading GOPrivals —
Mitt Romney, RickSantorumand
Newt Gingrich — had sensed a
political openingandwere relent-
less in criticizing the president.
Obama caved to the pressure
Friday, announcing a compro-
mise that allows employees at re-
ligious-affiliated institutions to
get free contraception directly
fromhealthinsurance companies
rather than employers who say it
wouldviolatetheir long-heldcon-
victions.
Almost immediately, Demo-
crats who had disagreed with the
White House backed the
revised policy. So did Sis-
ter Carol Keehan, presi-
dent and chief executive
officer of the Catholic
Health Association of the
United States and a cru-
cial player in both this de-
bate and the fierce fight
over Obama’s health care
overhaul law. The na-
tion’s bishops renewed
their call for passage of
legislation that would al-
low a health plan to de-
cline coverage of specific
items and services, based on reli-
gious beliefs.
The once formidable coalition
against the president had splin-
tered. Factions that had stood
with the GOP cautiously backed
Obama’s midcourse correction. It
was a necessary policy change
that reversedthepolitical dynam-
ic.
“After the many genuine con-
cerns that have been raised over
the last few weeks, as well as,
frankly, the more cynical desire
on the part of some to make this
into a political football, it became
clear that spending months ham-
mering out a solution was not go-
ing to be an option, that we need-
ed to move this faster,” Obama
saidinannouncinghisretreat and
compromise.
The comment was a clear ac-
knowledgment that his adminis-
tration needed to move away
quickly from an all-consuming
battle that pitted Obama against
the Catholic Church, hardly the
fight a president
wants to pick when
he’s seeking anoth-
er term.
“At the end of the
day, Church one,
White House zero,”
said Sara Taylor Fa-
gen, a Republican
strategist and
White House politi-
cal adviser in Ge-
orge W. Bush’s ad-
ministration.
The policy and
the fury under-
scored the difficulty for the ad-
ministration in implementing
elements of Obama’s sweeping
health care law, which remains
highly divisive nearly two years
after it became law and within
months of the Supreme Court
renderingitsjudgment sometime
in late spring. It reflected the
nervousness among congression-
al Democratsandcandidateswho
want toavoidalienatingworking-
class voters andsuburbanwomen
critical to their fate this Novem-
ber.
The initial policy had drawn
opposition from Democrats such
as Sens. Joe Manchin of West Vir-
ginia, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania
and Rep. John Larson of Connec-
ticut, all Catholic and all facing
re-election this year. Challenging
the administration was Tim
Kaine, a former chairman of the
Democratic National Commit-
tee, the Senate candidate in Vir-
ginia and a Catholic who worked
with Jesuit missionaries in Hon-
duras.
There was palpable relief
among several with the presi-
dent’s announcement.
“I am pleased that the White
House has taken further steps to
ensure that all women have ac-
cess to affordable contraception
and to ensure that religious orga-
nizations will not be asked to vio-
late their beliefs in the process,”
Kaine said in a statement.
Larson praised the president
for finding a “pathforwardto pro-
vide coverage to everyone while
addressing the conscience con-
cerns of religiously affiliated or-
ganizations.”
Manchin and Casey held off on
a final assessment, saying they
were looking at the details.
Before announcing the deci-
sion, Obama called Keehan,
Planned Parenthood President
Cecile Richards and Cardinal-
designate Timothy Dolan, head
of the nation’s Roman Catholic
bishops. Keehanwaskeyinafight
that turned out to be health care
redux. Twoyearsago, hersupport
for the health care lawin the face
of the bishops’ opposition helped
sway several conservative and
moderate anti-abortion Demo-
cratstobackthelegislation, votes
that lifted the bill into law.
On Friday, shortly after Oba-
ma’s White House appearance,
Keehan issued a statement: “The
CatholicHealthAssociationis ve-
ry pleased with the White House
announcement that a resolution
has been reached that protects
the religious liberty and con-
science rights of Catholic institu-
tions. The framework developed
has responded to the issues we
identified that needed to be
fixed.”
Mo Elleithee, who worked on
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presi-
dential campaign, said the ad-
ministration can argue that in a
dysfunctional, highly partisan
Washington, the president found
a way to compromise.
Obama course correction
reversed political dynamic
A N A L Y S I S
By DONNA CASSATA
Associated Press
AP PHOTO
President Barack Obama in the
Brady Press Briefing Room of
the White House on Friday.
Factions that had
stood with the
GOP cautiously
backed Obama’s
midcourse correc-
tion. It was a
necessary policy
change that re-
versed the politi-
cal dynamic.
PORTLAND, Maine — Mitt
Romney narrowly won Maine’s
Republican caucuses, state par-
ty officials announced Saturday,
providing his campaign with a
much-needed boost after three
straight losses earlier
this week. But the for-
mer Massachusetts
governor won just a
plurality of the Maine
vote, suggesting he
still has work to do to
unite GOP voters be-
hind his candidacy.
At a gathering in
Portland, state Republican
Chairman Charlie Webster an-
nounced Romney had won with
2,190 votes, or 39 percent, com-
pared to 1,996 — about 36 per-
cent — for Paul, the only other
candidate to aggressively com-
pete in the state. Rick Santorum
received 989 votes and Newt
Gingrich won 349, but neither
actively campaigned there. Oth-
er candidates drew 61 votes.
The totals reflected about 84
percent of the state’s precincts.
Webster insisted that any cau-
cus results that come in after
Saturday wouldn’t be counted
no matter how close the vote.
“Some caucuses decided not
to participate in this poll and
will caucus after this announce-
ment,” Webster said. “Their re-
sults will not be factored in. The
absent votes will not be factored
into this announcement after
the fact.”
Romney’s win, combined
with his victory in the
presidential straw
poll at the Conserva-
tive Political Action
Committee confer-
ence in Washington
hours earlier, helped
slow an embarrassing
skid that began Tues-
day when he lost con-
tests in Missouri, Minnesota
and Colorado to Santorum. The
twin triumphs dampened the
perception — for now — that
conservatives were unwilling to
support Romney.
Romney’s campaign has dem-
onstrated skill and flexibility in
winning a big state like Florida
and eking out a victory in a low-
turnout contest like Maine,
where organization and voter
contact are essential. Out of
Maine’s 258,000 registered Re-
publicans, nearly 5,600 cast bal-
lots in the weeklong contest.
But questions about Rom-
ney’s durability as the party’s
presumed front-runner persist.
Fully 61 percent of Maine voters
selected another candidate than
Romney in a state practically in
his back yard. And Romney’s
showing was down considera-
bly from 2008, when he won 51
percent of the vote.
Maine’s caucuses began Feb.
4 and continued throughout the
week. Several communities
elected to hold their caucuses at
a later date.
Caucuses in Washington
County that had been sched-
uled for Saturday were post-
poned until Feb. 18 because of a
major snowstorm that blanket-
ed the region. Earlier, party Ex-
ecutive Director Michael Qua-
trano said county officials had
been told the results of that cau-
cus would not count toward the
total.
But in an interview, Washing-
ton County Republican Chair-
man Chris Gardner said that
when the decision was made to
postpone the caucuses, he
didn’t realize his county’s votes
wouldn’t count toward the total.
AP PHOTO
Republican
presidential
candidate
Mitt Rom-
ney speaks
at a caucus,
Saturday, in
Portland,
Maine. He
narrowly
won Maine’s
Republican
caucuses,
state party
officials
announced
Saturday,
providing
his cam-
paign with a
much-need-
ed boost.
Romney captures Maine caucuses
The totals reflected about
84 percent of precincts. He
had 39 percent to Paul’s 36.
By STEVE PEOPLES
and BETH FOUHY
Associated Press
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reportedly the last person to be
seen with her outside of a bar in
Edwardsville in 2001. Martin was
a friend of Thomas’ boyfriend
and was serving a state prison
sentence for causing a deadly
wreck in Wilkes-Barre.
Bailey said the property own-
ers will not allow a search using
cadaver dogs.
As they have done annually at
the vigils, the group sand “Wish
You Were Here,” by Pink Floyd
and released balloons signed
with greetings.
Beth Freeman of Mountain
Top said she wrote, “Hi in heaven
Phylicia. Wish you were here.”
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DICKSON CITY – What
weighs 6 grams and can support
12 pounds or 5,500 times its
own weight? A bridge hand-built
by Zach McNulty, a high school
student from Pocono Mountain
West High School who placed
first at Saturday’s 2012 North-
east Pennsylvania Regional
Bridge Building Competition
held at the Viewmont Mall near
Scranton.
This year marked the 24th
competition of its kind, accord-
ing to organizers.
Thirty-seven high school stu-
dents from 16 Northeastern
Pennsylvania
schools com-
peted to see
how well they
could build
bridges that
met strict
length, width
and weight
bridge building
criteria, said
organizer Don
Kieffer, a re-
tired teacher
with a passion
for bridge
building.
Students
from Wyoming
Valley West,
Wilkes-Barre
Area Career
and Technical Center, Greater
Nanticoke Area and Hanover Ar-
ea schools participated along
with schools from several other
local counties.
Seneca Propst, an 11th-grade
girl from Honesdale Area who
was last year’s winner, took sec-
ond place, and Joe DelSanto, a
10th-grader from Wyoming Val-
ley West, placed third.
DelSanto said he was “very
surprised” at how well his
bridge performed.
His creative design resulted in
a bridge that weighed only 8
grams but supported more than
10 pounds.
His secret was to make the
bridge extremely light utilizing
triangular under-trusses, he
said. “I’m very happy with it,”
he added.
Kieffer pointed out the stu-
dents have become increasingly
sophisticated in their bridge de-
signs over the last two decades
of competition.
“Every year there is improve-
ment in the quality of the
bridges being designed and
built,” he said. “A number of stu-
dents have changed their career
goals after being involved with
our competition,” he added.
The first- and second-place
finishers are eligible to compete
on a national level later this year
inLas Vegas.
Students
from area
in bridges
competition
Students build bridges that
meet strict length, width and
weight criteria.
By RALPH NARDONE
Times Leader Correspondent
By RALPH NARDONE
Times Leader Correspondent
“Every
year there
is improve-
ment in
the quality
of the
bridges
being de-
signed and
built.”
Don Kieffer
Retired teacher,
organizer of
competition
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BROGAN – Louise, funeral services
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VINCI – Mary, funeral services 9
a.m. Wednesday in the Graziano
Funeral Home, Pittston Township.
Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m.
in St. Joseph Marello Parish (St.
Rocco’s R.C. Church), Pittston.
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FUNERALS
E
mil J. Warren, 70, of Alden Mt.
Road, Nanticoke, passed from
this world unexpectedly to that of
his Master on February 10, 2012 at
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
He was born in Nanticoke and
livedthere his entire life. He was the
son of Pauline Kozak Wojciechow-
ski and the late Chester Wojcie-
chowski. Emil was also a member of
St. Faustina Parish.
Emil was a graduate of Newport
Township High School and Wilkes
University. His career was spent in
the banking industry, having
achieved the title of Vice President
and Trust Officer while employed
byseveral area banks, havingretired
from Luzerne Bank in 2007. In re-
tirement, he continued his tax prep-
aration business.
His greatest hobby was fishing,
followed by a love of hunting.
He is survived by, in addition to
his mother Pauline, his loving wife
of 45 years, the former Phyllis Ann
Kravitz of Nanticoke; sons, Chris-
topher and wife, Courtney, of Wa-
verly, N.Y.; Paul of Mechanicsburg,
Pa.; Jason and wife, Kristine, Orlan-
do, Fla.; daughter, Kimberly, Alden;
one very special grandchild, Atticus
James Warren; several cousins.
Funeral will be held Tuesday,
February 14 at 9:30 a.m. from the
Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C.,
51-53West GreenStreet, Nanticoke,
with Mass of Christian Burial at 10
a.m. in St. Faustina Parish, Hanover
Street, Nanticoke, with the Rev.
James Nash officiating. Interment
will be in the parish cemetery, New-
port Township. Calling hours will
beheldMonday, February13, from4
to 7 p.m.
Inlieuof flowers, memorial dona-
tions may be made to Hospice of the
Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive,
Wilkes-Barre, PA18702.
Emil J. Warren
February 10, 2012
FLORENCE M. SNEE, 80, of
Wilkes-Barre, passed away Friday
evening at her home.
Funeral arrangements are
pending from the Corcoran Funer-
al Home Inc., 20 South Main
Street, Plains Township.
M
ary (Castiglione) Vinci, a resi-
dent of Highland Manor, Exe-
ter, died Wednesday, February 8,
2012, at Wilkes-Barre General Hos-
pital.
She was born January 15, 1922,
in Pittston, daughter of the late Ni-
cholas and Anna (Giglia) Casti-
glione.
Her husband, Salvatore Vinci,
preceded her in death. She was al-
so preceded in death by sisters,
Frances Castiglione and Anna Bel-
lomo.
Surviving are nephews, Nick
Bellomo, Joseph Bellomo and Da-
vid and wife, Cheri Castiglione, all
of Pittston. Also surviving are her
great-niece Lori and husband,
Chris Cangelosi, of Parsippany,
N.J.
Funeral services are entrusted
to Graziano Funeral Home Inc.,
Pittston Township.
Viewing hours will be held on
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 5
to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services will begin at
the funeral home at 9 a.m. on
Wednesday, February 15, 2012.
A Mass of Christian Burial will
be held from St. Joseph Marello
Parish (St. Rocco’s R.C. Church),
Pittston, at 9:30 a.m. on Wednes-
day, February 15, 2012.
Interment will be in Green-
Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Thefamilywouldliketoexpress
their heartfelt thanks to all of the
nurses, nurse’s aides and doctors
who took care of Mary in her time
of need.
Online condolences may be
made at GrazianoFuneralHome-
.com.
Mary
(Castiglione)
Vinci
February 8, 2012
L
oraine E. Pritchard, 78, passed
unexpectedly on Tuesday, Ja-
nuary 31, 2012, while at the Emer-
gency Room of Wilkes-Barre Gen-
eral Hospital.
Formerly of Kingston, she was
the daughter of the late John E.
and Lora (Hinman) Pritchard and
was a graduate of Kingston High
School. She resided in Forty Fort.
Loraine began working as a
bookkeeper at the Top Hat Diner
inKingston, whichher familyown-
ed. She cared for her mother in her
later years. Through her years of
employment, Loraine migrated in-
to the healthcare field, which in-
cluded several doctor’s offices in
the area.
Loraine enjoyed watching foot-
ball, playing the piano, singing in
the choir at the Wyoming Avenue
Christian Church in Kingston,
reading and spending quiet time
with her pet cat, Cali.
She was preceded in death by
her brothers, all of Florida; Jim,
2009; Dick, 1988 and Wendell,
1999.
Loraine is survived by a brother
Earl and his wife, Carol, of Florida
and their family plus other nieces,
nephews, great-nieces, great-neph-
ew and a cousin; in addition, a
niece, Sandy Pritchard Romero of
Arizona; sister-in-law Dot Pritch-
ard, Florida; a close friend, Nancy
Leet, Texas; a lifelong friend, Lin-
da Cooper Smith, Kingston, and
her pet cat, Cali.
No services will be held by Lo-
raine’s wishes.
In celebration of Loraine’s life,
donations may be made to Amer-
ican Cancer Society of Luzerne
County, SPCA of Luzerne County,
Valley Cat Rescue or donor’s
choice.
Arrangements are entrusted to
the HughB. Hughes &SonInc. Fu-
neral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave.,
Forty Fort.
Loraine E.
Pritchard
January 31, 2012
IDA VANCHURE, of Edwards-
ville and formerly of Wilkes-Barre,
died Friday morning, February 10,
2012, at Wilkes-Barre General Hos-
pital.
Funeral arrangements are
pending from the Corcoran Funer-
al Home Inc., Plains Township.
J
acob “Dzi” Brin Jr., age 83 of Loy-
alville, passed away Saturday,
February11, 2012 at the Veterans Af-
fairs Medical Center, Plains Town-
ship.
Mr. Brin was born March 15,
1928, in Loyalville, and was the son
of the late Jacob and Mary Nazary
Brin Sr.
He served in Merchant Marines
duringWorldWar II andthe U.S. Air
Force during the Korean Conflict
and the Vietnam era.
He was a member of St. John the
Baptist Russian Orthodox Church,
Edwardsville.
Jacob had a passion for farming
and was proud of the several John
Deere tractors that he owned.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, the former Joan Stravinski; his
son, Jacob Brin III; sisters, Ann Hu-
minick, Helen Javers, Mary Kuchta,
Anastasia Brin, ElizabethMrozoski,
Olga Zubris and Elenor Brin; broth-
ers, John, Michael, Andrew and
Charles.
Surviving are his son, Nicholas
and his wife, Cindy of Loyalville;
grandchildren, Cory of Loyalville;
Jessica, Danielle, Lindsey, Court-
ney and Kyle of Lancaster; great-
grandson, Tyler Jacob of Lancaster;
sister; Margaret Yankoski of King of
Prussia.
Funeral services will held
Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the
Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home
Inc., corner of routes 29&118, Pikes
Creek, with Requiem Services at 10
a.m. from St. John the Baptist Rus-
sian Orthodox Church, 93 Zerby
Ave., Edwardsville, with Father
Martin Browne, pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow at the
Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Loyal-
ville.
Family and friends may call Mon-
day from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral
home.
A Parastas Service will be held
Monday at 8:30 p.m.
Onlinecondolences maybemade
at clswansonfuneralhome.com.
Jacob ‘Dzi’ Brin Jr.
February 11, 2012
WALTER E. CHAMBERLAIN,
JR., age 84, of Lehman Township,
passed away Saturday, February
11, 2012 at the Wilkes-Barre Gener-
al Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are
pending from the Curtis L. Swan-
son Funeral Home, Inc., corner of
routes 29 &118, Pikes Creek.
EUGENE V. BOSHA, of Wilkes-
Barre, passed away Saturday, Feb.
11, 2012, at his home.
Services are pending from the
H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home,
a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 451
N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre.
D
r. Joseph Harrington, of Mil-
ford, Pa., 82, died at home
peacefully on February 10, 2012 af-
ter a period of brief illness.
He was the husband of Eileen
(Stafford) Harrington.
Joseph Francis Harrington was
born at home on August 15, 1929, to
the late Joseph and Florence (Mad-
den) Harrington in Olyphant, Pa. A
graduate of St. Patrick’s High
School, he received an undergradu-
ate degree at The University of
Scranton in1951, and a Doctorate of
Dental Surgery at Georgetown Den-
tal School in1955. Following gradu-
ation, he served as a dentist for four
years at the Fairford and West Dray-
ton American Air Force bases in En-
gland and was honorably dis-
chargedfromactivedutyonNovem-
ber 20, 1958. He met his wife, Ei-
leen, a private duty nurse, near the
base through the priest at the small
Catholic Church they both attend-
ed. They married on November 9,
1957 at Annakissa, Eileen’s home
parish in Castlekevin, Country
Cork, Ireland.
In1959, he began his dental prac-
tice first at 110 Broad Street and
then at 208 West Harford Street. In
the 1970s, he was co-founder of the
Tri-State Dental Association and
served on the Milford Water Au-
thority. He retired fromdentistry af-
ter 45 years in1997 and subsequent-
ly worked part-time at the Pike
County Courthouse for judicial ser-
vices support. He and Eileen were
married for 54 years and were com-
municants at St. Patrick’s Church
since they arrived in the area.
Ken Rosenalli, a colleague and
long time friend said, “In a time
when competition is the norm, Joe
andPaul Horsmanset a tone of cam-
araderie among the local dentists.
Each new dentist was welcomed;
they covered each other’s emergen-
cies and helped out fellow dentists
during times of sickness – a legacy
of Joe and Paul’s example. Joe is a
humble man – his patients always
came first. For as many continued
education courses as he continued
to take, you never heard him brag
about it. Any continued education
outing near Scranton included a
slight detour down memory lane
through Olyphant. In the weekly
grindof doctor andhospital visits, it
was rare tosee Joe "out of sorts." We
admire the grace withwhichhe han-
dled such a difficult situation. We
never heard Joe have an unkind
word about anyone. Although he
never bragged; in conversation you
could tell Joe was extremely proud
of his entire family. Joe truly lived a
Christian life.”
Sandy Beecher, also a long-time
friend and neighbor, noted when he
and his family arrived in town in
1963, “Doc” as many of Joseph’s pa-
tients knew him, was already very
respected person in the community
andafter just a couple of years being
here. He was a consummate profes-
sional and he never turned anyone
away day or night. “He had an open
heart for people and I know he did
free dental work for people who
couldn’t affordit. He probablysaved
many people’s lives with serious
heart problems with dental exams
and other serious illnesses by refer-
ring them to the appropriate med-
ical specialists after a dental exam.
He was very straightforward and
didn’t have a phony bone in his
body. His core values were decency,
compassion, understanding and
perseverance.”
In addition to his wife, Joseph is
survived by his four children, Mary
Harrington, Ann Maria Laurenza,
John Harrington and Lisa Jackson
and their spouses, Brian Wilder,
Paul Laurenza, Naomi Harrington
and Thad Jackson. He was the
grandfather of KieranandAiley Wil-
der, Ryan and Jason Laurenza and
Emily and Eli Jackson. He was the
brother of Eleanor Loughney of
Binghamton, N.Y., and the late Mar-
garet Dougherty and Mary Eliza-
beth Tinsley and a loving uncle to a
large extended family both here and
in Ireland.
A wake will be held at the
StroyanFuneral Home, 405W.
Harford St., Milford, Pa., on Mon-
day, February 13, 2012 from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m., and a Mass of Chris-
tian Burial will be held at St. Pa-
trick’s Church, 111 E. High St., Mil-
ford, Pa., at 10 a.m. Tuesday Febru-
ary 14, 2012. Burial will be in Mil-
ford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family re-
quests memorial donations to St Pa-
trick’s Church, 111 E. High St., Mil-
ford, PA 18337 or the Milford Ecu-
menical Food Pantry where Joseph
and Eileen volunteered.
Dr. Joseph Harrington
February 10, 2012
her death was sure to case a
heavy pall on today’s ceremony.
Houston’s longtime mentor Clive
Davis was to hold his annual con-
cert and dinner Saturday; it was
unclear if it was going to go for-
ward.
At her peak, Houston was the
golden girl of the music industry.
Fromthe middle1980s to the late
1990s, she was one of the world’s
best-selling artists. She wowed
audiences with effortless, power-
ful, and peerless vocals that were
rooted in the black church but
made palatable to the masses
with a pop sheen.
Her success carried her be-
yond music to movies, where she
starred in hits like “The Body-
guard” and “Waiting to Exhale.”
She had the perfect voice, and
the perfect image: a gorgeous
singer who had sex appeal but
was never overtly sexual, who
maintained perfect poise.
She influenced a gener-
ation of younger singers,
fromChristina Aguilera to
Mariah Carey, who when
she first came out sound-
ed so much like Houston
that many thought it was
Houston.
But by the end of her ca-
reer, Houston became a
stunning cautionary tale
of the toll of drug use. Her
album sales plummeted
and the hits stopped com-
ing; her oncesereneimage
was shatteredbya wildde-
meanor and bizarre public
appearances. She con-
fessed to abusing cocaine,
marijuana and pills, and
her once pristine voice became
raspy and hoarse, unable to hit
the high notes as she had during
her prime.
“The biggest devil is me. I’mei-
ther my best friend or my worst
enemy,” Houston told ABC’s
Diane Sawyer in an infamous
2002 interview with then-hus-
band Brown by her side.
It was a tragic fall for a super-
star who was one of the top-sell-
ing artists in pop music history,
with more than 55 million re-
cords sold in the United States
alone.
She seemed to be born into
greatness. She was the daughter
of gospel singer Cissy Houston,
the cousin of 1960s pop diva
Dionne Warwick and the god-
daughter of Aretha Franklin.
Houstonfirst startedsingingin
the church as a child. In her
teens, she sang backup for Chaka
Khan, Jermaine Jackson and oth-
ers, in addition to
modeling. It was
aroundthat time when
music mogul Clive Da-
vis first heardHouston
perform.
“The time that I first
saw her singing in her
mother’s act in a club
... it was such a stun-
ning impact,” Davis
told “Good Morning
America.”
“To hear this young
girl breathe such fire
into this song. I mean,
it really sent the pro-
verbial tingles up my
spine,” he added.
Before long, the rest
of the country would
feel it, too. Houston made her al-
bumdebut in1985with“Whitney
Houston,” which sold millions
and spawned hit after hit. “Sav-
ing All My Love for You” brought
her her first Grammy, for best fe-
male pop vocal. “How Will I
Know,” “You Give Good Love”
and“The Greatest Love of All” al-
so became hit singles.
Another multiplatinumalbum,
“Whitney,” came out in 1987 and
includedhits like “Where DoBro-
ken Hearts Go” and “I Wanna
Dance With Somebody.”
The New York Times wrote
that Houston “possesses one of
her generation’s most powerful
gospel-trained voices, but she es-
chews many of the churchier
mannerisms of her forerunners.
She uses ornamental gospel
phrasing only sparingly, and in-
stead of projecting an earthy,
tearful vulnerability, communi-
cates cool self-assurance and
strength, building pop ballads to
majestic, sustained peaks of in-
tensity.”
Her decision not to follow the
more soulful inflections of sing-
ers like Franklin drew criticism
by some who saw her as playing
down her black roots to go pop
and reach white audiences. The
criticism would become a con-
stant refrain through much of her
career. She was even booed dur-
ing the “Soul Train Awards” in
1989.
“Sometimes it gets down to
that, you know?” she told Katie
Couric in 1996. “You’re not black
enough for them. I don’t know.
You’re not R&B enough. You’re
very pop. The white audience has
taken you away from them.”
Some sawher1992marriage to
former NewEdition member and
soul crooner Bobby Brown as an
attempt to refute those critics. It
seemed to be an odd union; she
was seen as pop’s pure princess
while he had a bad-boy image,
and already had children of his
own. (The couple hada daughter,
Bobbi Kristina, in 1993.)
AP FILE PHOTO
Whitney Houston performs onstage at the 37th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles in
November 2009.
HOUSTON
Continued fromPage 1A
AP FILE PHOTO
Whitney Houston, left, smiles at her husband, singer Bobby
Brown, in Dekalb County State Court in Decatur, Ga. In 2002.
“The time
that I first
saw her
singing in
her moth-
er’s act in
a club ... it
was such a
stunning
impact.”
Clive Davis
Music mogul
2007 and went on to capture the
statechampionship. Accordingto
Ackerman, Mock is currently a
freshmanat MIT, followinginthe
footstepsof hisoldersiblingswho
bothattendedtherenownedinsti-
tutionandalsocompetedinMath
Counts. The all-day competition
featured several individual and
group rounds with awards going
tothetopfivefinishersineachcat-
egory.
Organizersexplainedthat com-
petitors hadto display mastery of
several mathematical disciplines
with and without the use of a cal-
culator.
"Its part of a national competi-
tion," said organizer Christopher
Hetro. "Today’s winners will go
onto compete inother regions."
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DALLAS — A petty crimi-
nal’s police mug shot usually
doesn’t see the light of day.
But a cottage industry of
tabloids and websites has
sprung up that harvest the of-
ten ugly mugs from jail ar-
chives across the country,
making it much more likely
that someone’s least-finest
hour may be online or in print
to provide weeks or years of
embarrassment.
"People either love it or hate
it," said Ryan Chief, who sells
100,000 tabloids filled with
mug shots in 19 states every
week.
Police book-in photos have
long been public record. The
outfits that print them enjoy
the constitutional protections
of freedom of the press.
But the outrage some peo-
ple feel over having their ar-
rest blasted to the world has
led to everything from grous-
ing to lawsuits. Few survive
because of First Amendment
protections.
What really riles people is
that some sites require pay-
ment to remove a picture from
a website.
"If you’re asking for money
to take it down, it shows that
you’re not acting in a public in-
terest or altruistic mindset,"
said a Dallas doctor whose
photo from a March drunken
driving arrest is on Busted-
Mugshots.com, which also
publishes a newspaper locally.
She did not want to be identi-
fied.
The site charges $68 to re-
move a picture, unless the per-
son can prove — with court
documents — that they have
been acquitted, or were under-
age when arrested.
"Obviously $68 is not an ex-
cessive amount of money, but I
don’t want to support their
site in any way," the doctor
said.
Attempts to reach Citizens
InformationAssociates inAus-
tin, which owns the
site and paper, were
not successful.
"People want to
know who has been in
jail and why," an edi-
tor’s note in a recent
edition says. "Our
Constitutionkeeps the
government account-
able to the people and
Citizens Information
Associates fights to
keep the public infor-
mation public."
Most "shame rags,"
as they’re sometimes
called, acknowledge they are
entertainment. Some see
themselves as providing a pub-
lic service, such as helping
cops solve crimes.
Chief, publisher of a com-
peting paper, Busted, which
was called Charged in North
Texas until he changed it to
Mugshot Junkie last month,
has no online archive. He said
he does not
agree with tak-
ing money to
remove pic-
tures from the
Internet.
"Whatever
integrity my
trashy tabloid
paper may be
hanging on to,
at least I don’t
charge people
to stay out of
the paper," he
said.
Chief said he
started his first mug-shot tab-
loid four years ago in Florida,
which is known for its open
public record laws.
The mug-shot market
seemed mixed during a recent
drive along Dallas’ Riverfront
Boulevard, which runs by the
Lew Sterrett Justice Center
and is flanked by a jumble of
neon-lit bail bond offices.
"We don’t carry them any-
more," said a clerk at a Dia-
mond Shamrock sandwiched
between A-Way-Out Bail
Bonds and a liquor store. All
three businesses have burglar
bars in their windows. "No-
body buys them," she said.
Afewblocks north, the cash-
ier at C-Store had one sun-fad-
ed copy of Charged. It was
from June.
A couple of miles to the
south, Lim Sao had a stack of
BustedMugshots.com news-
papers near his register at
Kwik Stop gas station at River-
front and Corinth. "Some-
times we sell 10 a week," he
said. They cost $1.
The papers contain more
than mug-shots. Many feature
real police "most wanted" list-
ings with information on how
to turn in bad guys.
Far more of the content is
lowbrowevenfor a junior high
boy’s locker room.
PRI SON MUGSHOTS
‘Shame rag’ fodder
Some people feel outrage
over having their arrest
blasted to the world.
MCT PHOTO
The cover of
two police
booking photo/
mugshot pub-
lications,
titled ‘Busted
Mug-
shots.com’
(front) and
another called
‘Charged’ are
displayed,
Jan. 17. Police
book-in photos
have long been
public record.
But the out-
rage some
people feel
over having
their arrest
blasted to the
world has led
to everything
from grousing
to lawsuits.
By JASON TRAHAN
The Dallas Morning News
"Whatever in-
tegrity my
trashy tabloid
paper may be
hanging on to,
at least I don’t
charge people
to stay out of
the paper."
Ryan Chief
Publisher of Busted
NEWYORK—President Ba-
rack Obama on Saturday urged
Congress to extend a payroll-
tax cut, with the clock ticking
on the time remaining for law-
makers to act or have taxes rise
for millions of working Ameri-
cans.
"If Congress refuses to act,
middle-class taxes will go up.
It’s that simple," Obama said
Saturday in his weekly radio
and Internet address about the
tax cut, which expires at the
endof February andamounts to
roughly $1,000 a year for the
typical family, or $40 a pay-
check.
In December, lawmakers
agreed on a two-month exten-
sion of the tax cut. But legisla-
tion to extend it would also re-
new jobless benefits for the
long-term unemployed and
stop a 27 percent reduction in
Medicare payments to physi-
cians. The measure costs more
than $150 billion and Congress
needs to figure out to cover the
expenditures.
In the Republican reply, Vir-
ginia Gov. Bob McDonnell tar-
geted Obama’s not-yet-released
budget, saying the president’s
fiscal plan likely would impede
job creation with a tax hike
while not addressing the na-
tion’s debt.
"We can expect that this will
not be a proactive budget built
to promote fiscal responsibility
and future prosperity. Rather, it
appears we’ll see a bloated bud-
get that doubles down on the
failed policies of the past," said
McDonnell.
Obama’s budget, to be re-
leasedMonday, wouldlet Bush-
era tax cuts for Americans at
the high-end of the tax brackets
expire. It is also expected to re-
quest the elimination of corpo-
rate taxloopholes inadditionto
reduced corporate tax rates.
Obama urges middle-class tax cut
By KATE GIBSON
MarketWatch
DETROIT—Best-sellingau-
thor Jeffrey Zaslow was killed
Friday when he lost control of
his car on a snowy road after
promoting his latest book in
northernMichigan. He was 53.
Zaslow, co-author of the mil-
lion-sellingbook“TheLastLec-
ture,” was also a former colum-
nist for The Wall Street Journal
and former advice columnist
fortheChicagoSun-Times. Zas-
low, who had an affinity for sto-
ries of heroism and resilience,
workedonmemoirsof U.S. Rep.
Gabrielle Giffords and airline
pilot Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sul-
lenberger.
“Jeff was a beautiful writer,
wonderful collaborator, loving
husband, father and friend,”
Sullenberger, who was praised
for his skill after safelyditching
a plane in the Hudson River in
2009, said in a written state-
ment Friday. “Our wholefamily
loved himdearly and he will be
sorely missed.”
Zaslow was killed in an acci-
dent Friday morning inWarner
Township, about 160 miles
northwest of Lansing, accord-
ing to the AntrimCounty sher-
iff’s office. Zaslow’s car slidinto
thepathof asemitrailer. Hewas
killed on im-
pact.
The sher-
iff’s depart-
ment did not
release the
name of the
victim, but
literary agent
and friend Gary Morris con-
firmed Zaslow’s death. Morris
said he was told of Zaslow’s
deathFriday evening by the au-
thor’s wife.
Zaslow was in northern Mi-
chigan speaking about “The
MagicRoom: AStoryAboutthe
Love We Wish for Our Daugh-
ters.” The book, based on a Mi-
chigan bridal shop, was pub-
lishedinDecember.
“His great talent was to find
stories that had heart that peo-
ple could relate to,” Morris
said.
Morris said Zaslow’s first
book was based on a 2007 co-
lumn he wrote for The Wall
Street Journal. “The Last Lec-
ture”waspublishedin2008and
has been translated into 40 lan-
guages. It was inspired by Car-
negieMellonUniversityprofes-
sor Randy Pausch’s “last lec-
ture” of his life’s lessons.
Pausch died in 2008 of pan-
creatic cancer.
‘Lecture’ co-author
dies in car accident
By COREY WILLIAMS
Associated Press
Zaslow
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Yet a look at the data provided to The
Times Leader shows the money raised
by the tax hike is less than the amount
saved if 1,573 employees earning a total
of nearly $62.8 million agreed to a 3 per-
cent pay cut across the board.
In many cases, it would not even have
been a cut; freezing wages would have
stopped contractual increases of 2 and 3
percent in most unions.
Hike to raise $1.7M
The tax hike is expected to raise $1.7
million. Split evenly among the employ-
ees reviewed by The Times Leader, that
wouldrequire a pay cut of $1,081per per-
son-- nearly3percent of theaveragesala-
ry of $39,920.
At the topof the scale, $1,081wouldbe
ascant 0.6percent for newly-electedDis-
trict Attorney Stefanie Salavantis, who
makes $165,541. On the other end of the
scale, it wouldbe5.6percent of custodial
worker Vincent Seiwell’s $19,750 salary.
But reducing everyone’s pay by 3 per-
cent — rather than by the same dollar
amount —would have saved nearly $1.9
million, more thanenoughto avoidthe 2
percent tax hike.
Such a move would have cost Salavan-
tis $5,056 this year. Five county detec-
tives at the top of the pay chart — each
gets more than $89,000 annually —
would have seen their wages drop by
about $2,800.
Seiwell would have $593 less by the
end of the year. Council members would
see their $8,000 pay slip by $240.
Cutting salaries is far easier said than
done. State law determines the salary
for district attorney, for example, so it
can be changed only by the legislature in
Harrisburg. Many of the other employ-
ees have multi-year unioncontracts that,
by law, would require the unions to
agree to reopen them for negotiation —
an idea all county unions rejected in the
budget debate.
And several departments have sepa-
rate budgets with revenue from sources
other than county property taxes, so
translating salary cuts into tax savings is
not always simple math. But the raw
numbers are clear.
Median salary: $36,558
How is that $62,794,815 in total pay-
roll distributed?
The average salary is $39,920, but a
better gauge is the median, the salary
right inthe middle: The same number of
people earn more as earn less.
In this case, the median is $36,558;
there are 786 people paid more, and 786
paid less.
And yes, there is one person who
earned the median: Brian McAdarra, a
care manager supervisor for the Area
Agency on Aging. It’s important to note
that is one of several departments with
separate budgets that don’t rely entirely
on county —i.e. property tax —dollars.
Looking at the number of people earn-
ing salaries in every $10,000 pay bracket
gives a more detailed picture of howthe
money is meted out. Only two people --
Salavantis and interim County Manager
Tom Pribula -- earn six figures. Only the
11county council members are paid four
figures.
The numbers for the other low and
high brackets aren’t much bigger. Nine
people earn from $10,000 to $19,999;
there are three in the $90,000 to $99,999
range, five in the $80,000 to $89,999
zone, and 15 in the $70,000 to $79,999
bracket.
Put another way, 20 people receive
less than $20,000, while 25 get more
than $70,000.
The biggest group — 576 — are paid
between $30,000 and $39,999; another
335 people are paid $20,000 to $29,999.
That’s 911 county workers getting
$20,000 to $40,000 a year — all below
the county’s median household income
of $42,224, according to the U.S. Census
Bureau.
The next three brackets above that are
pretty well populated: 618 county work-
ers are paid between $40,000 and
$70,000. Here’s howit breaks down: 278
get $40,000 to $49,999, 223 get $50,000
to $59,999, and 117 get $60,000 to
$69,999.
If you want to be a top earner in Lu-
zerne County employ, which depart-
ment should you join? The District At-
torney’s Office, hands down.
Nine of the top 10 salaries are paid
there; OnlyPribula breathes that rarified
air without reporting to the D.A.
Along with Salavantis and the afore-
mentioned five detectives, the top 10 in-
clude First Assistant District Attorney
Samuel Sanguedolce, and Lieutenants
Christopher Lynch and Larry Fabian.
The top 10 are paid a combined
$983,660 -- 1.6 percent of the total pay-
roll of the 1,573 positions reviewed
(there were 246 part-time positions for
which no salary data was available).
After that, no department is clearly
the place to be if you yearn to earn,
though one quirk jumps out if you scan a
list from highest pay to lowest. Among
the employees who rank from number
55 to number 151in salary (97 workers),
27are indomestic relations, andanother
67 are in Probation Services.
Those 94 workers were paid a com-
bined salary of nearly $5.8 million – 9
percent of the $62 million total.
Labor-intensive prison
By both total payroll and number of
employees, the prison department is by
far the largest.
Atotal of 341employees witha payroll
of $15.8 million get an average salary of
$46,352. That’s nearly 22 percent of the
1,573 positions reviewed, and25 percent
of the $62 million paid to all those peo-
ple.
Children and Youth Services —
charged with assuring the protection
and well-being of youngsters — has the
second-highest share of payroll and em-
ployees — nearly $7.2 million paid to
186 workers, roughly 11 percent of both
total employees and payroll reviewed.
Probation services spends 9.4 percent
of the $62 millionon7 percent of the em-
ployees — $5.9 million paid to 113 peo-
ple —making it the third-largest depart-
ment in both payroll and employees.
The Area Agency on Aging comes in
fourth in both categories, though the
agency was established under federal
law and receives funding outside the
county budget. It coordinates social ser-
vices for older residents in both Luzerne
and Wyoming counties. With those ca-
veats noted, the agency payroll is $3.6
million for 100 workers among those re-
viewed.
By the broadest measure, the biggest
cost could be put under one umbrella:
Justice.
Clerk of courts, court stenographers,
courts, domestic relations, district judg-
es, orphan court and the archaic posi-
tions of jury commissioners — made
largely irrelevant by computers — em-
ploy a combined 221 people with a pay-
roll of nearly $8.9 million.
Prison, probation services and the
sheriff’s department payabout $23.1mil-
lion to 499 people.
The offices of district attorney and
public defender pay nearly $4.4 million
to 101 people. Throw in the offices that
handle paperwork and legal filings –
prothonotary, recorder of deeds and reg-
ister of wills – and you have another $1.2
million paid to 41 employees.
Add it all up and the total payroll is
$37.7 million for 862 workers.
One last tidbit: While the District At-
torney’s Office provides the highest sala-
ries, the engineering department, with
only six employees, has the highest aver-
age, $56,250.
The lowest? Security, averaging
$24,197 for 27 workers.
BUDGET
Continued from Page 1A
By both total payroll and number of
employees, the prison department
is by far the largest.
cession hit, said Steve Gardner of
AARP Pennsylvania.
According to USA Today,
AARP has determined 17.9 per-
cent of those between 65 and 75
worked in 2011. That is markedly
higher than the 10.8 percent in
that age group who worked 25
years ago.
Trend to continue
AARP says projections indi-
cate those 65 and older will in-
crease from about one in eight
people toone infive by 2030. As a
result, older workers likely will
compose an increasingly larger
proportion of the workforce.
The rising cost of everything
from energy to food and medi-
cine is forcing many older adults
back into the workforce, Gardner
said.
In addition, the drop in stock
prices hurt many seniors’ retire-
ment nest eggs, while others con-
tinue working to maintain health
insurance benefits, he said.
“They have a strong work eth-
ic,” he said, noting statistics that
they don’t often call off.
Baby boomers are choosing to
remain active longer than their
parents. That means many are
staying in jobs, pursuing second
careers, working part time or vol-
unteering in the community,
Gardner said.
Chickeletti saidsome senior ci-
tizens find themselves bored
once they retire because they
raised families and worked but
never developed any hobbies.
As of July 2011 there were 130
older workers enrolled in the Ma-
ture Workers program.
In the past 13 months, the
agency has placed 46 workers in-
to the local workforce. “Ina coun-
ty with the highest unemploy-
ment rate in the state, this is real-
ly good,” he said.
Need to be active
Nachlis found herself in a simi-
lar situation. Her three children
are grown with families of their
own and when her husband of 53
years passed away in 2008, she
found herself alone.
“I picked myself up and said,
‘come on and get moving,’ ” she
said.
ShecametothecountyAgency
on Aging to see what her options
were. Looking back, she said it
was a good decision.
With a background in book-
keepingandcomputers, she went
through an agency training pro-
gram that offered computer
classes, customer services semi-
nars and even a Spanish class.
She was placed with the King-
ston Senior Center in 2008.
With a smile on her face, she
greets other senior citizens as
they come in to socialize, helps
with clerical work and plans spe-
cial events. She puts in three
hours a day, five days a week.
“I am very blessed to be here,”
Nachlis said. “At the end of the
day my satisfaction is at top lev-
el.”
Mary Steckman, 68, lost her
job with Apria Healthcare, two
years ago, when her department
was outsourced to Tennessee.
She now works within the Aging
officeinWilkes-Barreas anintake
clerk.
Steckman said she knew her
age would be an obstacle in find-
ing a new job so she turned the
Mature Workers Program.
She was first placed with the
Treasurer’s Department in the
county courthouse until budget
cuts eliminated her position. To-
day, she helps fellow senior citi-
zens coming to the Bureau of Ag-
ing office in Wilkes-Barre.
“Knowing I am helping people
is very self satisfying,” she said. “I
listen to their problems and re-
search options to help them.”
Steckman now works about 30
hours a week.
“I wanted to feel wanted again,
part of society,” she said. “I can’t
see myself not working. As long
as I can walk out of the house, I’ll
work.”
DON CAREY/THE TIMES LEADER
Mary Steckman, in-take worker at the Bureau of Aging in Wilkes-Barre. Steckman, 68, lost her job with Apria Healthcare, two years
ago, when her department was outsourced to Tennessee. Now she helps fellow senior citizens. She works about 30 hours a week.
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Continued from Page 1A
Beverly Nachlis,
Kingston Senior
Center reception-
ist, takes a call
Monday. Nachlis’
children are grown
with families of
their own and
when her husband
passed away in
2008, she found
herself alone. She
puts in three
hours a day, five
days a week at the
center. ‘At the end
of the day my
satisfaction is at
top level,’ she
says.
CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER
Contact the Mature Workers pro-
gram at the county Area on Aging
office at 93 N. State St., Wilkes-
Barre. Phone: 822-1158
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Piazza said Friday.
The infants were delivered
under the care of a prison doc-
tor and were both alive when
they were transported by an
emergency crew to Wilkes-
Barre General Hospital, but
one of the babies subsequently
died in the hospital, Piazza
said. The mother acknowl-
edged she had no prenatal
care, and a drug screening de-
tected opiates in her system,
according to Piazza.
Piazza said Saturday he was
unaware of any change in the
surviving baby’s condition.
Pribula said he sent
an email Friday to Lu-
zerne County District
Attorney Stefanie Sala-
vantis asking her office
to investigate the inci-
dent. Salavantis said
Saturday that she
hadn’t seen Pribula’s
letter and that she
needs to review what
Pribula wrote before
determining what ac-
tion, if any, to take.
Piazza said he welcomes the
investigation because the pris-
on followed the proper proto-
col in handling the births. .
“I’m confident everything was
done right,” Piazza said.
Pribula said he was not in-
formed about the incident un-
til it was reported by media
about two weeks later, a fact
he called “aggravating.”
Pribula declined to say what
internal discipline or other
consequences might come as a
result of the incident, explain-
ing that he plans to meet with
others in county government
Monday to gain a clearer un-
derstanding of what happened.
“We’ll look into the entire in-
cident,” Pribula said. “There
could be varied issues or reper-
cussions, because it’s of such a
serious nature and I’m sensi-
tive to these kinds of issues.
…”
Luzerne County Council
Chairman Jim Bobeck called it
“unacceptable” that Pribula
was not notified of the incident
by the prison immediately.
“Failure to notify him is un-
acceptable, and to fail to notify
him for two weeks – that’s the
big point here, it was two
weeks – that’s unacceptable,”
Bobeck said.
Bobeck said the county
Home Rule Charter clearly
states that the county manager
heads the executive branch of
government and that all de-
partment and division manag-
ers should report directly to
Pribula.
“I think the prob-
lem is, there are many
managers within the
executive branch who
are failing to recog-
nize this new form of
government and the
protocols that go
along with it,” Bobeck
said.
Piazza responded
that “if there was an
error, I made the error
by not notifying (Prib-
ula),” but also said that the
woman was in the prison’s cus-
tody for only a day, leaving the
day after she arrived.
The warden added that
though it might have been the
first birth at the county prison,
births in penitentiaries are
common.
“This is not new,” Piazza
said. “Things happen; people
die in jail; people overdose; ba-
bies are born. It’s a small city, a
prison; it’s a city within a city.
“Believe me, my heart goes
out for this mother,” he added.
“I feel bad for this mother and
I feel very sad about the baby
dying, but we did everything
we could possibly do, and
when those babies left Luzerne
County Correctional Facility,
they were alive.”
BIRTHS
Continued from Page 1A
Pribula de-
clined to say
what internal
discipline or
other conse-
quences
might come
as a result of
the incident.
WASHINGTON — An orga-
nizer of the new Martin Luth-
er King Jr. Memorial is criti-
cizing plans to remove an in-
scription from the monu-
ment, saying the changes will
threaten the design.
The National Park Service
said Friday it would replace it
with a full quotation from the
civil rights leader.
Critics had complained the
abbreviated quote on the me-
morial didn’t accurately re-
flect King’s words.
Harry Johnson is the presi-
dent and CEO of the Martin
Luther Jr. National Memorial
Project Foundation. He says
in a statement that he’s disap-
pointed the King family and
Interior Secretary Ken Sala-
zar made a “unilateral deci-
sion” to change the memorial.
He says the new plan will
“threaten the design, struc-
ture and integrity” of the
monument. The project’s ar-
chitect has taken a similar po-
sition, saying new granite
added to the memorial would
be a noticeably different col-
or.
King memorial group
upset about changes
Organizer says plans to
remove monument
inscription impacts design.
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T
he1940 U.S. Census will become
available to the public in just seven
weeks. But, as usual, genealogists
will need an index to find the ancestors
they’re looking for without a lot of wast-
ed time.
You can help provide that index.
The Northeast Pennsylvania Genea-
logical Society has joined the1940 U.S.
Census Community Project to help index
the census, and it needs volunteers to
speed the indexing through to success.
“Indexing records from(Pennsylva-
nia), we will be an essential part of this
monumental grass-roots effort that will
put one of the richest genealogical data
sets in the world online, complete and
free of charge forever,” the society an-
nounced last week.
To register, go to www.the1940cen-
sus.com/society and sign up to participa-
te with the Genealogical Society. Select
“Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical
Society” on the profile screen when you
create your account. Besides helping
your fellowgenealogists research their
Pennsylvania ancestors, you will help the
society qualify for incentives by the
sponsors of the project.
The census is scheduled for release on
Monday, April 2. The Census Bureau’s
practice is to release a census only after
72 years have elapsed. Taken on the eve
of World War II, it’s a snapshot of the
men and women who very soon would
serve in the military and on the home
front. One of the interesting questions
asked was whether anyone in the house-
hold had worked for depression-era
programs such as the WPA.
An even more significant issue for
genealogists, though, will be that images
of the census records, for the first time,
will be released online and free to the
public. The indexing, however, will take
more time, and that is why the genealog-
ical community is being asked to partici-
pate.
The1940 U.S. Census Community
Project is a joint initiative between Archi-
ves.com, FamilySearch and other leading
genealogy societies and organizations.
Resources: Ever wish you could take a
ride on the old Laurel Line electric com-
muter trains that used to run fromScran-
ton to Hazleton? You can now, via the
Luzerne County Historical Society’s
Facebook page at www.facebook.com/
pages/luzerne-county-historical-socie-
ty/253127567255. Click on “Links.” It’s
an open page.
Records Update: People for Better
Pennsylvania Historical Records Access
is continuing its campaign to make vital
records (birth and death) available on-
line. Arecent state lawopens birth and
death records 105 years old and older to
the public, but not online. The group’s
website contains forms that may be used
to urge public officials to amend the law.
Search for the group by name.
News Notes:
•Save the date. The Northeast Penn-
sylvania Genealogical Society (a very
busy organization) will hold its Family
History Seminar from8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
on Saturday, April 21, at Luzerne County
Community College’s Educational Con-
ference Center, Nanticoke. Entitled
“Searching for Our Ancestors,” the pre-
sentation is in conjunction with the
Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.
Schedule and speakers will be an-
nounced soon. To register call the North-
east group at 570-29-1765 or the Penn-
sylvania group at 215-45-0391.
•The Luzerne County Historical
Society is closed this month. It will reo-
pen in March.
•Public libraries have always been
good friends to genealogists. Please
remember that, in these days of reduced
government assistance, it is more impor-
tant than ever to support your local
public library any way you can. Monetary
donations, volunteer work and participa-
tion in fundraisers are just a fewof the
means by which you can help your favor-
ite library weather its financial storm.
TOM MOONEY
O U T O N A L I M B
Volunteers
sought to help
index Census
Tom Mooney is a Times Leader genealogy
columnist. Reach him at tmooney2@ptd.net.
S
ANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Veterans returning from
wars can often count on a reservoir of goodwill
fromthe public to help themmake the transition
to civilian life. And there are programs to help them
begin new, post-military careers.
But sometimes, it gets complicated.
Eric Falconer, for example, has spent months trying
to match up some of the nation’s most steadfast and
loyal retired warriors with local lawenforcement agen-
cies, but without much luck.
That’s because the vets in question are of the four-
leggedvariety, andtheir situations andneeds are unique.
Falconer, who owns Von Falconer K-9 Training in
Bonny Doon, Calif., isn’t holding his breath. Very few
war dogs are adopted out to lawenforcement agencies,
since they’re usually inthe 9- to11-year-oldrange by the
timetheyretire, accordingtoRonAiello, aVietnamvet-
eran, former war dog handler and president of the New
Military dogs face adjustments to life with civilians
By KIMBERLY WHITE Santa Cruz Sentinel
See WAR DOGS, Page 2B
MCT PHOTOS
Boe the black lab, who is being trained to be a therapy dog, gets accustomed to the sounds of combat with Sgt. Mike Calaway at
the Brookhaven National Laboratory shooting range in Upton, N.Y., in December.
You opened the doors to your
restaurant in November of 2010.
What were you up to the years be-
fore that? “I worked several jobs. I
was a waitress during high school
and a customer representative at
American Eagle Outfitters during
college. I was a camp counselor at
the YMCA Summer Camp for a cou-
ple of years as well. After school I
worked at Mary Kay Cosmetics and
then became a banker and loan offi-
cer for M&T Bank in Dallas from
2009 to 2010.”
What was the inspiration for
opening the Café after the bank
job? “My husband had a restaurant
years agoandthenotionof beingmy
own boss became relevant after I
gave birth to my daughter. I wanted
to be able to balance taking care of
her with my own business. The idea
for the restaurant came around
when Bobby and I were watching the
Soup Nazi on TV and figured there
was nothing like a soup specialty
placeinthearea. I implementedfam-
ily recipes with sandwiches on the
menu to keep the business stream-
lined and easier to maintain without
grease-based foods.”
So what are some of the soups
we have to look forward to? “We
have the regulars or mainstays with
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andyMarconi is theowner of
Soup’s On Café in Ashley
and a proficient money saver in
the world of coupon clipping and
bargain hunting who has just
launched her own coupon blog at
www.savingssimply.com. Marco-
ni, 26, is a graduate of HazletonAr-
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band, Bobby, have a daughter, Oli-
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sociation.
Gerry Proctor works as the
public affairs officer for the 37th
Training Wing at Lackland Air
Force Base, in San Antonio, Tex-
as, the official military working
dog school for the U.S. Depart-
ment of Defense. The dogs of-
fered to law enforcement agen-
cies, he andAiellosay, are usually
those that wash out during the
training program.
“When we have a young dog
that can’t pass its certification,
but it’s still a good dog, we’ll offer
it to law enforcement,” Proctor
said. “We always try to first find
another government agency that
can use that dog” before offering
it to civilians.
But that’s only a small percent-
age of the dogs that graduate
from Lackland’s program each
year. The rest receive their certi-
fications, then deploy with their
handlers on missions around the
world.
When they retire, Proctor said,
they return to one of the roughly
200 U.S. military kennels scat-
teredaroundthe worldthat serve
as their home bases. From there,
they’re usually adopted by han-
dlers, though civilians can adopt
those that haven’t already been
snatched up. But demand far out-
strips supply, Proctor said, gener-
ating a waiting list that’s more
than a year long.
Before they’re adopted out,
they have to receive medical
clearance — and some are even
treated for the post-traumatic
stress disorder that often afflicts
both two- and four-legged sol-
diers living and working in war
zones. Most dogs with PTSD are
skittish, nervous and gun-shy,
but “that does not stop them
frombeing adopted by civilians,”
Aiello said.
Retired war dogs also go
through a battery of tests to de-
termine their level of aggressive-
ness and how suitable they are
for life in the civilian world.
Among them is a “bite test,”
which Proctor said is “a good in-
dicator of the dog’s propensity to
be aggressive when it’s not being
called on to do that. If the dog
passes the test, it is allowed to be
adopted to the public.”
For a select few, unfortunately,
the aggression is too hard wired.
According to Proctor, eight of the
350war dogs that retiredtoLack-
land in 2010 had to be euthan-
ized.
Becoming a member of the
elite
Hundreds of dogs are adopted
out of Lackland each year, some
because of age or health reasons,
and others because they couldn’t
obtain or maintain their certifica-
tions.
To stay certified, those dogs
must maintain a 95 percent accu-
racy rate, author Lisa Rogak
writes in her recently released
book, “The Dogs of War: The
Courage, Love and Loyalty of
Military Working Dogs.”
The book was published in Oc-
tober, about five months after
Cairo, a specially trained Belgian
malinois attached to an elite Na-
vy SEAL team, participated in
the raid that led to Osama bin La-
den’s death.
That four-legged soldier’s ex-
ploits raised awareness about the
role of war dogs, whichhave been
delivering supplies, food and
messages to troops, locating and
comforting wounded soldiers
and sniffing out bombs since
World War I.
The most common breeds are
German shepherds and Belgian
malinois, Proctor said, but some
Labrador retrievers and mixed
breeds also are among the elite.
In one part of her book, Rogak
writes that “dogs today are cho-
sennot only for the strengths and
talents inherent to their breed,
but alsofor their brownandblack
color so as not to call attention to
their presence.”
But Proctor said that’s not
true.
“The performance of the dog is
the most important factor,” he
said.
Though some military work-
ing dogs are bred in the United
States, most are acquired from
European sources, since they
have centuries of experience
breeding sporting dogs, Proctor
said.
“While you certainly do have
that with U.S. breeders, they can-
not provide the numbers we need
to sustain our program,” he add-
ed.
Military dogs’ role in Iraq
All war dogs start their train-
ing regimens at Lackland, when
they are about seven months old
andat their most “moldable” age,
according to Aiello. Depending
on their interests, abilities and
skills, they learn everything from
tracking and patrol to detecting
drugs and bombs. Proctor said
about 350 dogs graduate from
the program each year, and there
are now about 3,000 dog-and-
handler teams deployed around
the world, in all branches of the
service.
By their first deployment, the
military’s invested anywhere
from $30,000 to $80,000. With
that kind of investment, keeping
the dogs in good shape is a high
priority. Lackland has a $13 mil-
lion veterinary hospital, where
the dogs receive everything from
checkups, ultrasounds and sur-
gery to rehabilitation and dental
care — including root canals.
“When word came out about
Cairo being on the mission to get
(Osama) bin Laden, they said he
was a killer dog and that he had
titaniumcanine teethso he could
kill,” Aiello said.
One section of “The Dogs of
War” specifically addresses the
rumor, widely circulated after
that raid, that all war dogs are
outfitted with titanium teeth to
make it easier to rip and tear at
their target’s flesh.
Cairodid, infact, have twolow-
er titanium teeth — but only be-
cause his permanent teeth had
been broken on a bite sleeve dur-
ing training.
“Just like a human, he had a
root canal and then the two teeth
were capped,” Aiello said. “It was
medically necessary.”
Aiello does not know what
happened to the civilian contrac-
tor dog teams that served in Iraq
when U.S. troops pulled out in
December. But themilitarywork-
ing dogs that served there either
moved on to new assignments in
Afghanistan, or returned to their
home bases, where theyeither re-
tired or began working with han-
dlers-in-training, he said.
That’s good news to Falconer,
who was worried the dogs —
those four-legged soldiers that
served so faithfully alongside
their humans, saving thousands
of lives in the process — would
face the same fate as their coun-
terparts in the Vietnam War.
Proctor would not discuss the
history of military war dogs. But
according to Aiello and Rogak,
when U.S. troops began with-
drawing in the early 1970s, mili-
tary officials balked at the costs
associated with bringing them
home, including transportation,
housing and feeding them. It was
also widely believed at the time
that the dogs could not be “de-
programmed” out of their war-
time mentality, making themun-
fit for the civilian world.
Aiello estimates out of the
roughly 5,000 dogs that served
there during the war, only about
200 returned. The rest were eu-
thanized, abandoned or handed
over to the South Vietnamese Ar-
my, which largely viewed dogs as
a food source.
“The war, by the time we were
pulling out, was so unpopular
that theywere tryingtosweepev-
erything under the rug, and un-
fortunately, all those dogs got
swept under the rug, too,” he
added.
But in late 2000, a new law
went into effect that changed the
military’s policy of euthanizing
military working dogs once they
had outlived their purpose.
Introducing the “Robby Law”
Under the “Robby Law,” any
war dogs that are deemedsafe for
civilians can be adopted by law-
WAR DOGS
Continued from Page 1B
MCT PHOTOS
Eric Falconer, left, works with his nephew Bryan Falconer as they
train a security dog at Von Falconer K-9 Training facility.
Boe the black lab, who is being trained to be a therapy dog, gets
accustomed to the sounds of combat.
• The Pentagon oversees the
military working dog program.
• Military working dogs have been
serving alongside U.S. troops since
World War I.
• Of the thousands of military
working dogs that served in Viet-
nam, only about 200 returned to
the United States.
• Roughly 3,000 war dogs are
serving at locations around the
world.
• It is a punishable offense in the
military to mistreat a dog.
• Military working dogs are treat-
ed for post-traumatic stress dis-
order.
• More than 300 retired war dogs
are put up for adoption every year.
SOURCE: ’The Dogs of War: The
Courage, Love and Loyalty of Military
Working Dogs,’ by Lisa Rogak.
MILITARY WORKING
DOGS
See WAR DOGS, Page 3B
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completed his final mission.
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Lackland, and when his request
was turned down, the handler
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wrote. The public outcry prompt-
ed legislators to draft the “Robby
Law,” which President Bill Clin-
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Unfortunately, Robby had a
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time the law passed.
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choice but to euthanize him,” Ro-
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sidered “obsolete equipment,”
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forced to leave behind in Viet-
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fice.
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Dogs Memorial in Holmdel, N.J.
Meanwhile, another Vietnam
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will greatly improve war dogs’
golden years by improving the
adoption process, establishing a
fund to help cover their health
care costs and allowing them to
receive letters of commendation.
WAR DOGS
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The Board of Directors and Staff of the Dallas Area Municipal Authority
Geisinger Wyoming Valley
Medical Center
Casterline, Courtney and Fred
Hopper, Noxen, a daughter, Jan.
17.
Williams, Elizabeth and Eric
Darde, Lake Winola, a daughter,
Jan. 17.
Hawk, Alycia and James Reed,
Factoryville, a son, Jan. 17.
Pugh, Patricia and Edward, Plains
Township, a son, Jan. 17.
Williams, Nicole and Jeff, Larks-
ville, a son, Jan. 18.
Leary, Kristen and Raymond,
Swoyersville, a son, Jan. 18.
Paralta, Emily, Hazleton, a daugh-
ter, Jan. 18.
Chamberlain, Darla and Jason
Williams, Wilkes-Barre, twin son
and daughter, Jan. 18.
Mitchell, Megan and Thomas,
Mountain Top, a son, Jan. 19.
Spieceweiss, Karen and Joel,
Mountain Top, a daughter, Jan.
19.
O’Brien, Alyssa, White Haven, a
daughter, Jan. 19.
Keiper, Cortney and Michael
McLaud, Tunkhannock, a
daughter, Jan. 20.
Deremer, Stacy, Tunkhannock, a
daughter, Jan. 20.
Blazes, Amy and John, Shaver-
town, a daughter, Jan. 20.
Harper, Erika and Vernon Jr.,
Mountain Top, a son, Jan. 22.
Gorham, Tracey and John Jr.,
Kingston, a daughter, Jan. 22.
Carannante, Mariangela and
Luigi, Mountain Top, a daughter,
Jan. 23.
Johnson, Alexis, Edwardsville, a
daughter, Jan. 23.
Rodzinak, Stephanie and Brian,
Plains Township, a son, Jan. 23.
Bailey, Nadine and Tyrone Scott,
Wilkes-Barre, a daughter, Jan.
24.
Bolt, Kelly and Shawn Smith,
Hanover Township, a daughter,
Jan. 24.
Jones, Kathleen and Dylan,
Wilkes-Barre, a daughter, Jan.
25.
Santiago, Angela and Ruben,
Carbondale, a daughter, Jan. 25.
Staub, Cindy and Dave, Hunlock
Creek, a son, Jan. 26.
Pahler, Briana and Theodore
Goetze, Dallas, a daughter, Jan.
26.
Parker, Karen and Thomas Wam-
bold Jr., White Haven, a daugh-
ter, Jan. 26.
Wagner, Cara and Chris, Avoca, a
son, Jan. 27.
Faigle, Mary and Albert J. Daley
Jr., Tunkhannock, a son, Jan. 27.
Psolka, Jayne and Robert, Dallas,
a son, Jan. 27.
Kwiatek, Megan and Chris, King-
ston, a son, Jan. 28.
Brown, Cherri and Steven, Ply-
mouth, a daughter, Jan. 29.
Sharry-Rogers, Amanda and
Leonard Rogers, Plains Town-
ship, a son, Jan. 29.
McDonald, Maria and Louis Ser-
rano, Glen Lyon, a son, Jan. 29.
Murphy, Kelsey and Cory Burke,
Mountain Top, a son, Jan. 30.
Arrowood, Madison, Hanover
Township, a daughter, Jan. 30.
Rubino, Angelina, Edwardsville, a
daughter, Jan. 31.
Simmons, Tawana and Christoph-
er Grabinski Sr., Edwardsville, a
son, Jan. 31.
Brobst, Tanya and Arthur III,
Huntingdon Mills, a son Jan. 31.
Arnold, Jennifer and Larry, Moun-
tain Top, twin son and daughter,
Feb. 1.
Foster-Harris, Shaquanna,
Wilkes-Barre, a son, Feb. 1.
Burke, Kimberly and John, Wilkes-
Barre, a daughter, Feb. 2.
Dirodricco, Terramarie, Plymouth,
a son, Feb. 2.
Kohn, Miriah and Dennis, Ashley, a
son, Feb. 2.
Nesbitt Women’s and Children’s
Center at Wilkes-Barre
General Hospital
Santana, Alicia, Wilkes-Barre, a
son, Jan. 31.
Jones, Melissa and Kevin Dawson,
Wilkes-Barre, a son, Jan. 31.
Walker, Melissa and Jerry, Pittston
Township, a son, Jan. 31.
Valenteen, Michaelene and Jere-
my Deitrick, Edwardsville, a
daughter, Jan. 31.
Andrusevich, Irina and Nikolay
Krupkevich, West Wyoming, a
daughter, Feb. 1.
Orlando, Rebecca and Jared
Gigliello, Pringle, a daughter,
Feb. 1.
Jinks, Joanna and David, Moun-
tain Top, a daughter, Feb. 2.
Owens, Theresa and Antonio
Giannelli, Plymouth, a daughter,
Feb. 3.
Daubert, Angela and Kenneth
Wakeley, Wilkes-Barre, a daugh-
ter, Feb. 3.
Mosca, Brianne and Alan, Wilkes-
Barre, a daughter, Feb. 3.
Sauers, Christine and Jason
Bienkowski, Nanticoke, a son,
Feb. 3.
Sompel, Kiera A. and Joseph L.
Scripkunas, West Pittston, a
son, Feb. 3.
Burke, Monica and Michael Am-
ditis, Wilkes-Barre, a daughter,
Feb. 4.
Turner, Tina M. and David A. Da-
vala, Wilkes-Barre, a son, Feb. 4.
Davenport, Rosalie and John
Payne, Luzerne, a daughter,
Feb. 4.
BIRTHS
Students and faculty of Solo-
mon/Plains Memorial Elemen-
tary School conducted a commu-
nity service project in conjunc-
tion with the 100th day of school.
They collected hats, mittens or
gloves and donated them to
various community agencies. The
students also celebrated the day
with several activities and stu-
dents with perfect attendance
for the first 100 days received
certificates. Some of the partici-
pants, from left, first row, are
Olivia Cook, Connor Donahue,
Jeffery Mamola and Jordan
Ruggere. Second row: Lisa Gio-
vannini, adviser, Student Council;
Charles Callahan; Janea Bayug;
Noah Stankinas; Michael Gre-
beck, assistant principal; Lor-
raine Farrell, reading coach; and
Kimmeng Eab.
Project, activities mark
100th day of school
Students of the Month for December were recently announced at Kennedy and Greater Nanticoke
Area Elementary Centers in Nanticoke. The Super Star of the Month is James Grabowski. Award-winning
students, from left, first row, are Ava Adamczyk, Kaylee Fenner, Marcy Nethercott, Matthew Gomelko,
Dylan Guy, Tyler Rentko and Bella Czeck. Second row: Justin Escalante, James Grabowski, Collin Brown,
Kadence Kaye, Morgan Kocher, Elizabeth Young and Kaylee Simmons. Third row: Nico Czeck, Stefanya
Golightly, Dylan Wysocki, Rebecca Mieczkowski, Tyler Kuscavage and Collin Thomas. Fourth row: Noah
Yatsko, Jared Piontkowski, Deyonna Wood, John Shoemaker, Angela Pietrzyk and Brianna Mitchell. Bi-
anca Smith and Jordan Spender were also Students of the Month.
Nanticoke schools name Students of the Month
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and must be received within 10
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more than a year ago. (Wedding
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you with a black-and-white proof
in advance of other album pho-
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Announcements of births at local
hospitals are submitted by hospi-
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Out-of-town announcements
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Engagement announcements
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Anniversary photographs are
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M
ary Callahan and Peter
Hockenberry Jr., together
with their families and friends,
announce their engagement and
upcoming wedding.
The bride-to-be is the daughter
of Thomas and Cathy Sak, Plains
Township. She is the grand-
daughter of Josephine Sak and
the late Thomas Sak and the
late Joseph and Jeannette Braca-
loni.
The prospective groom is the
son of Peter and Suzanne Hock-
enberry, West Wyoming. He is
the grandson of the late Olga
and George Chempanos and Rose
Marie Hockenberry.
The couple will exchange vows
at the East Mountain Inn,
Wilkes-Barre, on June 2, 2012.
Callahan, Hockenberry
A
manda Elizabeth Coughlin and
Ronald Joseph Bruza Jr. an-
nounce their engagement and up-
coming marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of
Kevin and Ann Marie Coughlin,
Nanticoke. She is the granddaughter
of Stanley and Nellie Glazenski,
Hanover section, Nanticoke, and
Joan Coughlin and the late Frank
Coughlin, Plymouth Township. She
has a brother, Kevin Coughlin, Nan-
ticoke.
The prospective groom is the son
of Ronald and Yvonne Bruza, Nanti-
coke. He is the grandson of Henriet-
ta Bruza and the late Kazmier Bru-
za, West Nanticoke, and the late
Jennie May Brenner, Nanticoke. He
has two sisters, Tara Ebert, Wilkes-
Barre, and Elizabeth Meunch, Nanti-
coke. He also has a nephew, Lennon
Adam Muench, Nanticoke.
Amanda graduated from Greater
Nanticoke Area High School. She
earned a degree in nursing from
Luzerne County Community Col-
lege and is pursuing a master’s de-
gree. Amanda is employed by Veri-
tas as a medical auditor.
Ronald graduated from Greater
Nanticoke Area High School. He
enlisted in the National Guard and
graduated basic training and ad-
vanced individual training from Fort
Sill, Oklahoma. He earned a degree
in elementary education from King’s
College and is pursuing a master’s
degree in principles of learning and
leadership. Ronald is employed by
the Greater Nanticoke Area School
District as an elementary teacher
and head football coach.
A wedding is planned for June 30,
2012, at St. Faustina Parish, Nanti-
coke.
Bruza, Coughlin
V
anessa Russick and James Basara,
together with their families, an-
nounce their engagement and ap-
proaching marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of
Dolores Wychoskie and step-father
Benedict Wychoskie, West Pittston,
and the late John Russick, formerly of
Duryea.
She is a 1999 graduate of Wyoming
Area High School and a 2009 gradu-
ate of Wilkes University with a Bach-
elor of Science degree in nursing. She
is employed at the Regional Hospital
of Scranton as a registered nurse in
the Intensive Care Unit.
The prospective groom is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Basara Sr.,
Hughestown.
He is a 1996 graduate of Pittston
Area High School. He is employed at
Local 645 as a union carpenter. He is
also employed as a part-time Pittston
City firefighter.
The couple will be united in mar-
riage June 2, 2012, at St. Ann’s Bas-
ilica, Scranton.
Russick, Basara
A
licia Wilcox and Daniel Spease,
together with their parents, are
pleased to announce their engage-
ment and upcoming marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of
Ann Satkowski, Avoca, Pa., and Ter-
rence Wilcox, State College, Pa.
Alicia is a 2003 graduate of Seton
Catholic High School. She earned a
bachelor’s degree in communication
disorders from Marywood University
and a master’s degree in deaf educa-
tion from Bloomsburg University. She
is a teacher for the deaf/hard of hear-
ing and visually impaired in Fayette-
ville, N.C.
The prospective groom is the son
of Barry and Terrie Spease, Winston-
Salem, N.C.
Daniel is a 2008 graduate of Led-
ford Senior High School. He is pursu-
ing an associate’s degree in electri-
cal/electronic technology from Fayet-
teville Technical Community College
and is employed by FedEx.
The couple will exchange vows on
Aug. 4, 2012, at Queen of the Apos-
tles Catholic Church (St. Mary’s),
Avoca, Pa.
Spease, Wilcox
A
ngela Marie Miller and James
Aloysius Kane IV were united in
marriage on Aug. 27, 2011, at Sand
Springs Country Club, Drums, Pa.
The Rev. Harry James officiated the 5
p.m. double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of John
and Nickie Miller, Wyalusing, Pa.
The groom is the son of Patricia
McGraw, Ashley, Pa., and the late
James Kane III.
The bride was preceded down the
aisle by her twins, Jenna and Jayden.
She chose her sister, Christie Allison,
as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids
were Valerie Mosier and Harriet
Schell, friends of the bride, and Erin
Cebula, Sarah Yedloski and Stephanie
McGraw, sisters of the groom.
Groomsmen were Kevin Kivler,
James Dougherty, William Cebula
and Joseph Wolyniec, friends of the
groom, and Patrick McGraw and
David Toole, brothers of the groom.
A unity sand ceremony was per-
formed celebrating the union of the
family. Even though Hurricane Irene
was looming in the distance, the
couple celebrated their union with
150 close friends and family with an
evening cocktail hour and reception
at Sand Springs Country Club.
The bride is a graduate of Wyalus-
ing Valley High School. She earned
her Associate of Science and Bache-
lor of Science degrees in business
management from Keystone College.
She is in her final semester of pursu-
ing a Master of Business of Adminis-
tration degree from the University of
Scranton. Angela is employed as a
customer research representative at
Sallie Mae and maintains her state
resident producer’s license specializ-
ing in Medicare supplementation.
The groom is a graduate of G.A.R.
Memorial High School. He is employ-
ed as a chemical compounder at i2m
in Mountain Top.
The couple enjoyed a beach honey-
moon. They reside in Bear Creek
Township with Jenna, Jayden, their
cat, Stanley, and yellow lab, Melo.
Kane, Miller
L
auren Lee Chase and Thomas
Andrew Kristunas Jr. have an-
nounced their engagement.
Lauren is a graduate of Pittston
Area High School. She is employed
by First National Community Bank as
a senior teller.
Thomas is a graduate of Tunk-
hannock Area High School. He is
employed by Susquehanna Services
Inc. as a heavy machine operator.
A wedding is planned for Sept. 8,
2012.
Chase, Kristunas
K
ate Fleetwood and Cory Mul-
lally, together with their fam-
ilies, are pleased to announce
their engagement and upcoming
marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter
of Drs. Stephen and Mildred
Fleetwood, Bloomsburg.
The prospective groom is the
son of Rosemarie Mullally, King-
ston, and Paul Mullally, Jermyn.
The bride-to-be, a 1995 gradu-
ate of Bloomsburg High School,
earned a Bachelor of Science de-
gree in biobehavioral health in
1999 from Penn State University;
a Master of Science degree in
healthcare service administration
in 2008 from Marywood Universi-
ty; and master certificates in six
sigma healthcare in 2009 and
applied project management in
2011 from Villanova University.
She is employed by Geisinger
Medical Center, Danville.
The prospective groom is a
1996 graduate of Wyoming Valley
West High School. He is employ-
ed by TMG Health, Inc., Dun-
more.
A May 27, 2012, wedding in
Bloomsburg is planned.
Fleetwood, Mullally
S
herri Shimko and Brian Wil-
liamson, together with their
families, announce their engage-
ment and approaching marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daugh-
ter of Stanley Shimko, Bear
Creek, and Rhonda Shimko,
Wilkes-Barre. She is the grand-
daughter of Eleanore Shimko,
Bear Creek; and the late John
Shimko; and the late Joan
Gwynn.
The groom is the son of Pa-
trick and Suzanne Williamson,
Wilkes-Barre. He is the grandson
of the late Vincent Williamson
and Jean Williamson, Kingston,
and the late Margaret Gibson
and Richard Gibson, Lompoc,
Calif.
The bride-to-be is a 2004 grad-
uate of G.A.R. Memorial High
School, Wilkes-Barre, and a 2010
graduate of Wilkes-Barre Area
Career and Technical School
nursing program. She is pursu-
ing her Bachelor of Nursing de-
gree. She is employed by Timber
Ridge Healthcare Center, Plains
Township, as a licensed practical
nurse.
The prospective groom is a
2004 graduate of G.A.R. Memo-
rial High School and a 2009
graduate of the Pennsylvania
State University, State College,
where he earned a degree in
forestry with a concentration in
forest management. He is em-
ployed as a forester with the
Pennsylvania Game Commission,
Dallas.
The couple will exchange vows
and be united in marriage on
Oct. 6, 2012, at the Glen Sum-
mit Chapel, Mountain Top.
Shimko, Williamson
T
ara Jean Zielinski and Christoph-
er Andrew Stash, together with
their families, announce their engage-
ment and upcoming marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of
Joseph and Catherine Zielinski, Cen-
termoreland. She is the granddaught-
er of Jean Zielinski, Wilkes-Barre; the
late Joseph Zielinski; and the late
Jack and Catherine Reese.
The prospective groom is the son
of Andrew and Lynn Stash, Ashley.
He is the grandson of the late An-
drew and Elizabeth Stash and the late
Edward and Helen Bergstrausser.
Tara is a graduate of James M.
Coughlin High School. She attended
Luzerne County Community College
and Penn State University, Wilkes-
Barre, where she studied business
administration. She is employed by
Sallie Mae, Hanover Township, as a
supervisor.
Christopher is a graduate of Ha-
nover Area Jr./Sr. High School. He
attended Luzerne County Communi-
ty College, where he studied business
administration. He is employed by
Bank of America, Moosic, as a super-
visor.
A summer 2012 outdoor wedding
is planned.
Zielinski, Stash
F
ivegenerations of theGavlickfamily
gatheredtocelebratetheChristmas
holidays. Fromtop, areJosephGavlick,
great-grandfather; AmyGavlick, grand-
mother; RosalieCupani Gavlick, great-
great-grandmother; andHaleyGavlick,
mother of KaydenGavlick.
Five generations of
Gavlick family gather
Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
Samantha Ann Hoffman, Drums.
Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa
Joseph Kobeski, Pittston.
Hartwick College, Oneonta, N.Y.
Christian Laputka, Freeland.
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn.
Jeremy Stull, Dallas.
Saint Francis University, Loretto
Erica Johnson, Hunlock Creek; Bethann
Sledziewski, Mountain Top; Megan
Hine, Shavertown; Deanna Dragon,
Harveys Lake; Nicole Snyder, Harveys
Lake; Erin Fallon, Tunkhannock.
Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame,
Ind.
Amber Triano, Tamaqua.
University of New Hampshire,
Durham, N.H.
Michael Ryan, Dallas.
OUT-OF-TOWN
DEANS’ LISTS
Wilkes University
Wilkes University recently announced
the Dean’s List for the Fall 2011 Semes-
ter. Students from Wyoming County
were:
Dean’s List: Laura Nulton, Laceyville;
David White, Mehoopany; Ryan Mur-
phy, Noxen; Andrew Razawich, Tunk-
hannock; Brittny Rule, Tunkhannock;
Tiffany Rule, Tunkhannock; Rebecca
Stanton, Tunkhannock; and Elizabeth
Voda, Tunkhannock.
DEAN’S LIST
Lake-Noxen Elementary School
Nancy Edkins, principal, Lake-Noxen
Elementary School, recently an-
nounced the following sixth-grade
students achieved the Honor Roll for
the second marking period:
Honor Roll: Kyra Apaliski, Evan Butcof-
ski, Lacey Carey, Jade Fry, Gabrielle
Gabriesheski, Destiny Huston, Mikayla
Kidd, Nathan Labar, Michael Nasta-
siak, Kiana Price, Isabel Radel, David
Sorber and Kyrah Yurko.
HONOR ROLL
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James & Kim Broda will be celebrating their one year anniversary
on February 14th. The couple was married in Las Vegas, NV.
Kim is the daughter of Robert and Alexine Stacknick
of Dickson City. James is the son of John and
Martha Broda of Pittston. James and Kim
are the owners of Rebennack
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Lehman Township, recently cele-
brated their 45th wedding anniversary.
They were married on Nov. 19, 1966,
at St. Jude’s Church, Mountain Top, by
the Rev. Posatko.
The maid of honor was Antoinette
Stout, sister of the bride. The best man
was Frank Bebey, brother of the
groom. Bridesmaids were Peggy Ross,
sister-in-lawof the bride, and Mary
Ann Bebey, sister of the groom. Flower
girl was Karen Ross, sister of the bride.
Ushers were Jon Rogers and Fred
Brown.
Janice is the daughter of the late
Anthony and Margaret Ross, Mountain
Top. John is the son of the late John
and Anna Bebey, Lake Township.
The Bebeys have three children, Lisa
and husband, David Miller, Burlington,
Conn.; Wendy and husband, Doug
McKown, Mason, Ohio; and John
Anthony Jr., State College. They have
a granddaughter, Maizie Miller, Bur-
lington, Conn.
John is employed by The H&K
Group at Pikes Creek Site Contractors.
Janice is employed by The Dallas
School District.
The Bebeys
M
r. and Mrs. Eugene Maffei, Wilkes-
Barre, are celebrating their 50th
anniversary. They were married Feb.
16, 1962.
Mrs. Maffei is the former Dawn
Sallitt, daughter of the late Moses and
Marie Sallitt.
Mr. Maffei is the son of the late Louis
and Ruth Maffei.
They are the parents of three chil-
dren, daughter Dawn Brostoski and
husband, Michael, Clearwater Beach,
Fla.; son Gene Maffei and wife, Kathy,
Laflin; and daughter Tonia Fellerman
and husband, Gregory, Wilkes-Barre.
They are also the proud grandparents
of Danielle and Nicholas Potter, Mi-
chael and MatthewBrostoski, Julian
and Ryan Maffei, and Elise, Ava and
Aiden Fellerman.
Mr. Maffei is retired fromthe Wilkes-
Barre Area School District. Mrs. Maffei
is retired fromNabisco/Kraft Foods.
They are also the former co-owners of
Astro Car Wash, Penn Boulevard,
Wilkes-Barre.
Mr. and Mrs. Maffei are celebrating
their anniversary with a family dinner
and a trip to Clearwater Beach, Fla.
The Maffeis
St. Ignatius Holy Name Society, Kingston, is hosting its annual Night at the Races on Saturday in Conlan Hall. Doors open
at 6 p.m. and post time is 7 p.m. Admission is free. Must be 21 years of age to attend. To purchase a horse, call Herb Godfrey
at 287-5358. Cost is a $10 donation. Members of the Holy Name Society, from left, first row: Al Pellegrini; Bob Rapach; Joe
Eustice; Herb Godfrey, chair; Jack Lenahan; Tom Havrilak; Mike Mondy; and Louis Mondy. Second row: Bob Sulitka, Brian
Finnerty, Charlie McGee, Phil Boyle, Bob Shivy, Gerry Finnerty, John Eustice, Mike Demko, Nick Frusciante, Tom Gazowski,
Joe Lyons, Steve Ellis and Jim Kopec.
Night at the Races planned at St. Ignatius
A piano, flute and voice recital was recently held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Mountain Top. Students of teachers Andrea
Bogusko, Judy Katra and Maureen Salley performed classical pieces and a variety of musical selections. Recital participants,
from left, first row, are Gwyn Cruz, Madison Maguire, Alex Elsasser, Ciana Cruz, Isabella Caporuscio, Erin Barno, Jillian Lynn,
Vivian Wright, Audrey Flynn, Vaughn Kutish and Owen Kline. Second row: Jai Hoover, Josh Edwards, Dmitri Yaczower, Alexis
Ankiewicz, Wesley Mahler, Emily Fleming, Lexi LaNunziata, Dylan Andes, Samantha LaNunziata and Melissa Fleming. Third
row: Katra, Bogusko, Salley, Alexander Gerard Kline, Matthew Marshal, Eli Dove, Dominic Wright, Mikayla Dove, Olivia Ri-
chards, Megan Fleming and April Roskos.
Music students give concert at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
St. Jude School, Mountain Top, is
holding its annual Art Auction, Feb. 25.
The event is open to the public. Compli-
mentary wine and cheese and assorted
hors d’oeuvres will be available. Pre-
view of the artwork begins at 6 p.m.
and the auction will begin at 7:30 p.m.
This year’s theme is ‘You Ought to be in
Pictures.’ Tickets are $25 per person,
$40 per couple. Babysitting services
will be available on site. Contact the
school at 474-5803 for further in-
formation. With some of the auction
items, from left, are Ethan Hoda, Annie
Hagenbuch, Valerie Soto and Katie
Wills.
St. Jude’s annual Art Auction
scheduled for Feb. 25
Eighth-grade students from Good
Shepherd Academy are participating in
the NASA Endeavor Program. The team
of six members was selected based on
interest in the program and the comple-
tion of a qualifying project involving
both individual and team work. The
team recently worked on a project
entitled ‘Destination: Mars.’ The project
involved creating a model of Mars;
planning future landings; designing a
space vehicle; and calculating the
speed, distance and travel time to Mars.
Janice Ambrulavage is the team mod-
erator. Members of the team, from left,
are Kristin Kalish, Brianna Stilp, Bailey
Janowski, Michael Waugh, Ambrulav-
age, Mark Pointek and Kay Jefferies.
Good Shepherd eighth-graders
take part in NASA program
Members of the G.A.R. Memorial
High School Key Club have participa-
ted in many activities supporting the
school and the community, including
the White Haven Center Winter Festiv-
al, Salvation Army Bell Ringing Cam-
paign and toy and food distribution,
decoration of the school, and the
Wilkes-Barre Area School District Fall
Festival. They have also donated mon-
ey to American Red Cross flood relief
and Ruth’s Place. The club will be in-
volved in more activities during the
school year. Key Club officers, from
left: Joseph Shafer, adviser; Jenny Chi,
treasurer; Edoukou Aka-Ezoua, secre-
tary; Trenaya Reid, vice president;
Shiniese Jones, editor; Lien Do, presi-
dent, and Robert Watkins, dean of
students.
G.A.R. Key Club’s activities
support school, community
Several music students from Holy Redeemer High School were recently selected to participate in
district music festivals in northeastern Pennsylvania. District 9 music festivals sponsored by the Penn-
sylvania Music Educators’ Association were held for chorus, band and orchestra students from Lu-
zerne, Lackawanna, Wyoming, Susquehanna and Wayne counties. Students were selected for district
music festivals after local competitive auditions. Students selected to participate in District Chorus at
Meyers High School are Beth DeMichele, Louis Jablowski, Nick McCarroll, Danielle Rose, Don Stephens,
Sarah Suchoski and Monica Theroux. Joe Szczechowicz and Eva Smith participated in District Band at
Lakeland High School and Emily Makar was selected for both District Orchestra at Northwest High
School and District Chorus. Participants, from left, first row, are Suchoski and Theroux. Second row:
DeMichele; Rose; Jablowski; McCarroll; Stephens; Szczechowicz; Makar; and Ann Manganiello, music
faculty.
Holy Redeemer students participate in district music festivals
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BEAR CREEK: Bear Creek
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LEHMAN: Penn State Wilkes-
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IN BRIEF
The Notre Dame Club of Hanover Township recently announced its
officers for 2012. New officers (above), from left: Neil Murphy, record-
ing secretary; Bob Slabinski, financial secretary; Jim Schappert,
president; Joe O’Brien, treasurer; and Mike Walsh, chaplain. Also
elected officers were John Tracey, vice president, and Hank Novicki,
sergeant at arms. New directors and auditors (below), from left are:
Paul Maher, auditor; Tom Lahart, auditor; Ben Walker, director; Bill
Sweeney, director; John Kashmer, director; Bill Keating, director; Ray
Wasilewski, director; Jim Young, director; and Joe Mangan, auditor.
Notre Dame Club announces new officers
The Luzerne County Community College Schulman Gallery recently hosted the Commercial Art Department’s annual Old Masters exhib-
it. ‘Mastering the Old Masters’ featured artwork by Michael Molnar, assistant professor of commercial art, and students in the commercial
art program. This year’s exhibit marked the 11th anniversary of the Old Masters exhibit and the fifth anniversary of the opening of the
Schulman Gallery. At the opening, from left: Jason Brady, Orange; James Lyons, Sweet Valley; Marilyn Mirowski, Wilkes-Barre; Deborah
Jordan, Freeland; Diane Grant Czajkowski, Ashley; Bernadette Harrison, Pittston; Gavin Blackburn, Bloomsburg; and Barbara Russ Petrash,
Hanover Township. Second row: Harry Grozio II, Hanover Township; Jack Jones, Kingston; Sebastian Gattuso, Pittston; Dolores Vida, Du-
pont; Molnar; Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC; Bill Karlotski, assistant professor and chair, commercial art; Kelly Olszyk, Glen Lyon, cura-
tor, Schulman Gallery; Jack Owens, Kingston; and Vincent Labert, McAdoo.
LCCC gallery hosts annual Old Masters exhibit
Thirty-seven Wilkes University education majors are completing student teaching assignments for the spring 2012 semester. The stu-
dents are working in high schools and elementary schools in districts throughout northeast Pennsylvania. Student teachers, from left, first
row: Stephen Martin, Pittston; Nicole Clarke, Wilkes-Barre; Lindsey Davenport, Dallas; Megan Clementson, Frederick, Md.; Casey Naumann,
Bloomsburg; William Gouger, Saylorsburg; Alicia Lewis, Wilkes-Barre; Mark Senchak, Larksville; and Mary Siejak, Ashley. Second row: Lind-
say Rowland, Wallingford; Caitlin Sobota, Pompton Plains, N. J.; Justina Van Allen, Mahanoy City; Jillian Blair, Wantage, N.J.; Lea Kunkle,
West Pittston; Julia Keefer, Hershey; Bethany Guarilia, Forty Fort; Michelle Paserp, Mayfield; Melissa Kirwan, Larksville; Jessica Solt, Kun-
kletown; Brittany Sheluga, Scranton; Rebecca Gallaher, Hershey; Kaitlyn McGurk, Ridley; Felicia LeClair, Glasser, N.J.; Kathleen Shedden,
Canton; Sarah Frable, Weatherly; Christine Fleming, Shamokin; Lisa Lombardo, Port Jervis, N.Y.; and Alana Donnelly, Laflin. Third row:
Marrissa Fedor, Hanover Township; Amy Daniel, Mountain Top; Frank Kopyta, Gouldsboro; Jordon D’Emilio, Stowe; Thomas Goldberg, Free-
hold, N.J.; Jared Lacefield, Spokane Valley, Wash.; Patrick Ritter, Selinsgrove; Shane Everett, Saylorsburg; and Miles Humenansky, Edwards-
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Brookelynn Anne Bigger, daugh-
ter of Tara and John R. Bigger IV,
Luzerne, celebrated her first
birthday Feb. 9. Brooke is a
granddaughter of Christine
Mizenko, Swoyersville; Edward
Mizenko, Forty Fort; Donna and
Dave Ferguson, Luzerne; and
John R. Bigger III, Dallas. She is
a great-granddaughter of the
late Joseph and Anne Flack and
Edward and Margaret Mizenko,
all of Swoyersville. Brooke has
three sisters, Bailey Mizenko, 15,
Mariah Yantz, 15, and Isabella
Bigger, 6, and two brothers,
Joshua Bigger, 4, and Hunter
Bigger, 10 days.
Brookelynn A. Bigger
Matthew J. Kubasti, son of Gina
Kubasti, Harveys Lake, and
Jeffrey Kubasti, Hunlock Creek,
is celebrating his 10th birthday
today, Feb. 12.
Matthew J. Kubasti
Olivia Marie and Julia Doreen Buro, twin daughters of Nicole Buro,
Larksville, and Jason Buro, Nanticoke, are celebrating their eighth
birthdays today, Feb. 12. Olivia and Julia are the granddaughters of
Ralph Bell, East Stroudsburg; Anthony Buro, Port Orange, Fla.; Fran-
cine Harrison, Edwardsville; the late Richard Yuknavage; and the late
Doreen Bell. They are the great-granddaughters of Raymond and
Marie Yuknavage, Shavertown. Olivia and Julia have a brother, Hay-
den, 19 months.
Olivia M. and Julia D. Buro
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Grenewicz, Amy and Eric, West
Chester, a son, Jan. 17. Grand-
parents are Joe and Debbie
Grenewicz, Upper Askam,
Hanover Township, and John
and Cheryl Dempsey, Bethany
Beach, Del. Great-grandpar-
ents are Ethel Priestman,
Upper Askam, Hanover Town-
ship, and Georgina Timber-
man, Newark, Del.
OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS
The Parent-Teacher Guild at St. Nicholas-St. Mary School hosts an indoor winter bazaar each year to
raise money for the school. Funds from the past several bazaars were recently used to purchase a mobile
computer lab for the students. Trying the new lab, from left, first row, are Cameron Brennan, Connor
Thole and Michael Conway. Second row: Reid Skiro, Ryan Wolsieffer and Nicholas Eagleton. Third row:
Colin Smith, Hunter Oakes and Gabrielle Tomasura. Fourth row: Alexis Davison, Marissa Rogers and Ivy
Appleyard. Fifth row: Marley Mullery, Roisin Burke, Meghan McGraw and Marie Skrepenak.
Proceeds from winter bazaars help fund purchase of mobile computer lab
Members of the G.A.R. Memorial High School Key Club recently volunteered to help the Salvation
Army distribute toys and food during the holiday season. The Key Club members spent the day passing
out food and gifts to many members of the community. Participants, from left, first row, are Autumn
Matinas, Larissa Stucker, Jenny Chi, Lien Do, Yanmary Abreu and Stefanie Short. Second row: Robert
Watkins, dean of students; Julianna Leco; Candice Hartman; Amber Matinas; Jaleel McNeil; Tyler Tyson;
Jerry Shinal; and Joseph Shafer, adviser.
G.A.R. Key Club helps Salvation Army distribute toys, food
Victoria Romaine Fino, daughter
of Richard and Kimberly Fino,
Harrisburg, is celebrating her
fifth birthday today, Feb. 12. Tori
is a granddaughter of Stephen
and Frances Spencer, Nanticoke,
and Ron and Cindy Baker, Harris-
burg. She is a great-grand-
daughter of John Baker, Somer-
set. Tori has a brother, Jerry, 3.
Victoria R. Fino
Max Marek, son of Luke and
Nicole Marek, Plains Township, is
celebrating his fifth birthday
today, Feb. 12. Max is a grandson
of Edward and Cynthia Ogo-
nosky, Hanover Township, and
Raymond and Mary Jo Marek,
Plains Township. He is a great-
grandson of Edward and Mary
Ogonosky, Moosic, and David
Owens, Olyphant. Max has a
brother, Dexter, 2.
Max Marek
Lucy Lynn Bressler, daughter of
Nicholas and Jennifer Bressler,
celebrated her first birthday Feb.
1. Lucy is a granddaughter of
Michael and Laurie Brogan,
Suscon, and Roger and Stacy
Bressler, Selinsgrove.
Lucy L. Bressler
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arships are awarded to Pennsylvania students in a two- or four-year
surveying degree program based on academics, extracurricular activ-
ities, future plans and academic adviser recommendation. Amounts
of the scholarships vary in range up to $3,000. Students Eric Bogu-
mil, Alex Wood and Eric Hillard also received other scholarships from
Penn State Wilkes-Barre, including the Jack and Lou Conyngham
Endowed Scholarship, H. Edward Kaminski Memorial Award, Chancel-
lor Award, Rick and Sue Barry Trustee Scholarship and the 2011 Mar-
tin U. Dougherty Emerging Leader Award. PSLS scholarship recip-
ients, from left, first row: Alex Wood, Jeanette; Ryan White, Royers-
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Good Shepherd Academy
Good Shepherd Academy recently
announced the Honor Roll for
the second quarter of the 2011-
2012 school year.
Grade 6: High Honors: Jake Ado-
nizio, Ireland Davies, Devin
Dougherty, Madison Guido,
Christa Gumbravich, Lindsey
Hoover, Eric Jeffries, Hannah
Judge, Marc Kolendowicz, Leah
Mullery, Vivian Novitski, Jessica
Ornoski, Erica Shay, Connor
Stevens, Scott Williams. Honors:
Dayna Belsky, Emily Blaum,
Bianca Cantando, Emily Evans,
Shane Flaherty, Francesca Kalie,
Logan Korus, Nicholas Kreidler,
Morgan Luksic, Alexandra Nock-
ley, Debra Scott, Benton Smith,
Colton Smith, Kaylen Stone,
Sydney Swales, Lauren Wasia-
kowski, Anthony Zarola.
Grade 7: High Honors: Artemisia
Ashton, Kristen Coffay, Emily
Easton, Lia Fredericks, Gracyn
Giampietro, Anthony Khoudary,
Andrew Lacina, Charlotte Maria,
Maria Pino, Jonathan Rokosz,
Eamon Tuttle, Keith Williams.
Honors: Madelyn Barnak, Mat-
thew Blaum, Elizabeth Boos,
Chester Brennan, Mackenzie
Byers, Ben Donahue, Christopher
Draina, Abigail Franklin, Jude
Height, Alex Larralde, Joseph
Layaou, Michael Lyons, Molly
McHale, Anthony Molitoris,
Katherine Neville, Joshua Perta,
John Seasock, Lauren Serafin,
Samantha Sokolowsky, Brian
Springer, Cienna Tohme, Chris-
topher Zim.
Grade 8: High Honors: Caroline
Banas, Kaitlyn Ceppa, Colin Ray
Craven, Catherine Falzone, Kath-
ryn Jeffries, Krisitin Kalish,
Courtney Kijek, Macy Klocko,
Alexis Ornoski, Abigail Spencer,
Michael Waugh. Honors: Court-
ney Allen, Matthew Barat, Casey
Chandler, Madelyn Charney,
Andrea Dogal, Jarrett Gabriel,
Madeline Grant, Hudson Hicks,
Karen Hilenski, Carrie Ann Kin-
ney, Lydia Lawson, Aidan Lynn,
Olivia Mennig, Juliana Pillets,
Mark Pointek, Kelcie Shovlin,
Lauren Slavoski, Brianna Stilp,
Connor Stone, Abigail Stucker,
Leeann Wasiakowski, Amanda
Wozinski, Carissa Wozinski.
HONOR ROLL
Forty-seven King’s College students have begun a 14-week student teaching experience at area elementary, junior-high, and senior-high
schools. The supervised student teaching experience is necessary to fulfill King’s degree requirements and to obtain a Pennsylvania Teach-
er Certificate. Student teachers, from left, first row: Melanie Steele, Harveys Lake, Lehman-Jackson Elementary; Jayme Doyle, Moscow,
Dunmore High School; Samantha Simcox, Reading, Dana Street Elementary; Abigail Malloy, Frackville, State Street Elementary; Holly Man-
nucci, Old Bridge, N.J., Dana Street Elementary; Justine Soprano, Hanover Township, Little People Day School; Desiree Matz, Hazleton,
Drums Elementary; Brenda Piacenti, West Hazleton, Valley Elementary; Samantha Skellington, Valley Stream, N.Y., Dana Street Elementary;
Christine Guarino, Jefferson, N.J., WVW Middle School; Alexandra Crowell, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., State St. Elementary; Brianna Jacobs, West
Wyoming, WVW; Noemi Tiatenchi, Wilkes-Barre, Third Avenue Elementary; and Margaret Callan, Spring Lake, N.J., Wycallis Elementary.
Second row: Dr. Denise Reboli, chairperson of the education department; Cynthia Darby, Stockton, N.J., WVW; Tammy Lynn Carr, Wilkes-
Barre, WVW; Leslie Nichols, Fleetville, Lackawanna Trail High School; Amanda Casey, Ashley, Lee Park Elementary; Amy Oliveri, Pittston,
Pittston Area Intermediate Center; Lindsay Szalkowski, Dallas, Wycallis Elemantary; Chris Wilson, Dallas, Dana Street Elementary; Tarra
Miller, Dallas, Dallas High School; Tiffany Landi, Wilkes-Barre, Main St. Elementary; Tara Decker, Mountain Top, Rice Elementary; Jennifer
Harascak, Hazleton, Valley Elementary; Dave Cannella, Hazleton, Rice Elementary; Julie Caufield, Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., Hanover
Green Elementary; Sarah Darte, Wilkes-Barre, Main St. Elementary; Amanda Bozym, Scranton, Old Forge High School; Monica Smith, Coo-
persburg, Chester Street Elementary; Laurienne Abraham, Wilkes-Barre, Greater Nanticoke High School; Tammy Pudimott, Hunlock Creek,
Wycallis Elementary; and Bob Richards, assistant professor of education. Third row: Jason Herman, Pittston, Pittston Area Primary School;
Mike Miller, Taylor, Riverside Elementary; Jarryd Lokuta, Dupont, Main Street Elementary; Chris O’Neill, Mifflinsville, Schuyler Avenue Ele-
mentary; Brian Palladino, Larksville, Main St. Elementary; Joshua Rowe, Honesdale, Evergreen Elementary; Daniel Pape, Wilkes-Barre,
WVW; John Connolly, Luzerne, Holy Redeemer; Scott McGonigal, Jim Thorpe, Dana Street Elementary; Alexander Mertz, Wilkes-Barre,
WVW Middle School; Patrick Skellington, Valley Stream, N.Y., WVW; Robert Stelma, Kingston, WVW; Ali Leandri, Dallas, Dallas Elementary;
and Karen Coyne, Wilkes-Barre, WVW. Also student teaching is Colin Hatten, Ashley, Memorial Elementary.
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Misericordia University education majors recently received their student teaching classroom assignments for the spring semester dur-
ing an orientation program. Thirty-two student teachers participated in the program, which prepares the undergraduates for classroom
observation and instruction in several regional school districts, including the Diocese of Scranton. Student teachers, from left, first row:
Kelly Booth, Marisa Miller, Laura Kingston, Caitlin Hails, Laura Rinehimer, Christina Kelljcheain, Shelena Piland, Suzanne Sikora, Marisa
Lagana and Kelley J. Parkinson. Second row: Alisha Nudo, Marissa Patton, Nicole Flaherty, Erin Rother, Kristina Naylon, Aubre Mayoroski,
Courtney Thomas, Megan Anderson, Lauren Verret, Krystle Novak, Denise Nerozzi, Katherine Blanchard, Krista Artim, Megan Conklin,
Stephanie Bellino and Amanda Pernot. Third row: Michael Martin, Eric Schollmeyer, Charles Chairge, Richard Sypniewski, Sarah Dempsey
and Tamara Chesneak.
Misericordia University’s education majors conducting student teaching assignments
Skylynn Sprague was the winner
of Northwest Area Senior High
and Middle School’s National
Geographic Bee competition.
Sprague will advance to the next
level of competition, a written
examination to determine state
competitors. All school winners
are eligible to win the national
championship and its first prize,
a $25,000 college scholarship,
at the national competition May
22-24 in Washington D.C.
Cheyenne
Wildoner was
the second-
place winner
and Jakob
Golden came
in third place.
Remaining
finalists were
Caleb “Jack”
Stancavage, Brittani Jo Ge-
orge, Skylar Peters, Kurtis
Summa, Jesse Tarnowski,
Kennedy MacLean and Luke
Pavill. The Bee was directed by
geography teacher Brian Bar-
chik.
NAMES AND FACES
Sprague
our chicken noodle and beef
vegetableservings. Wenormal-
ly have seven soups available
on any given day and rotate
new ones in every week. Some
of the specialty soups have in-
cluded chicken wing and lasag-
na flavors. They are all deli-
cious.”
You are into coupon clip-
ping?“Afriend of mine showed
me a picture of items that were
worth $100 that she ended up
getting for just four dollars.
That got me into saving that
way.
“It’s easier thanpeoplethink.
I would just say to focus on one
store or one item in the begin-
ning. Get the feel for how a
store or company operates and
what their policies are and you
will get the hang of things on
the larger scale eventually. I
love the way I feel when I see
the savings at the bottom of a
receipt.”
What do you like to do away
from work? “I am very family-
oriented. I love Sunday drives
to nowhere and family dinners
with Bobby and Olivia, or being
with my extended family and
cousins.”
Any favorite places to ven-
ture to in Northeast Pa.? “We
love going to Kelsey’s Restau-
rant in Ashley and seeing
shows and concerts at the Mo-
hegan Sun Arena.”
How about places you
would like to visit or have
been to outside of Pa.? “My
grandparents live near Disney
World and we love visiting Cin-
derella’s Castle there as well as
all the other attractions. We
would love to go back there
again. South Beach, Miami was
also fun. As for a place I would
like to go with my family in the
future? I would have to say Ita-
ly, on a Mediterranean Cruise.”
Doyouhaveafavoritesport
or team? “I like watching base-
ball with my husband. We are
into the Cleveland Indians.”
How about a favorite book
or movie?“I lovetheHarryPot-
ter book series, and as far as
movies go, ‘Hocus Pocus’ and
‘Stand By Me’.”
Are there any quotes that
youadmire?“Thequickest way
to double your money is to fold
it over and put it back in your
pocket.” — Will Rogers
Howabout afavoritefoodor
drink? “I’mpartial to steak and
lobster with a Malibu Sea
Breeze.”
What’s playing on your CD
player, iPod, smart phone or
MP3player?“Mumford&Sons
ismyfavoritebandandI loveal-
ternative rock along with ’80s
music like Huey Lewis and the
News.”
What would you see as your
proudest moments, either
professionally or personally?
“Wearefirst-timehomeowners
and that is very special. I have
to go back to family though. My
husband and daughter are my
life. Olivia is like my number
one fan and she is crazy about
me and wants to be like me al-
ready, at the age of 2. She
makes me so very proud. Be-
coming a mom was my proud-
est moment.”
MEET
Continued from Page 1B
John Gordon writes about area
people for the Meet feature. Reach
him at 970-7229.
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Senator Baker visited classrooms in the Technology Department to
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the left of the13thfairway at Pebble
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much, sending it right of the
green toward deep rough.
The ball caromed off a
mound and onto the green
and started rolling. And
rolling. When it finally set-
tled a foot below the hole,
and the gallery’s cheers
grew increasingly louder,
Woods hung his head and
smiled.
He went from possible
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THRUST ON-
TO football’s
grandest stage
in front of
thousands of
screaming fans
and millions
more around
the world watching him, Henry
Hynoski wasn’t about to buckle.
Instead, he buckled down.
His bullish blocking drove
defenders 5 yards away from the
football.
His relentless running after a
couple catches out of the back-
field had announcers criticizing
the players he flattened.
And his understated yet un-
dying determination typified
this year’s New York Giants and
helped them win Super Bowl
XLVI.
“I was told it was probably my
best game all year,” Hynoski
said this week, while basking in
the New York excitement fol-
lowing last Sunday’s 21-17 Super
Bowl victory over the New
England Patriots. “It couldn’t
have come at a better time.”
To bring his best to the big
game, Hynoski went back in
time.
He remembered how he
rushed for 3,234 yards and 41
touchdowns in 20 state playoff
games for Southern Columbia
High School, including a PIAA-
record 409-yard, six-touchdown
performance against Pius X as a
sophomore. He conjured up his
old feelings about how it felt to
score three touchdowns and
accumulate 235 rushing and
passing yards in his final high
school game, which produced a
third consecutive state title for
Hynoski at Southern Columbia.
And he carried those memo-
ries onto the Super Bowl stage
as a rookie fullback for the New
York Giants.
Ready for the build up
“You know, in high school
that was the biggest thing in my
life at that point,” Hynoski said.
“That meant everything. Each
stage was fitting for the format
in my life. Being able to play in
the state championship and the
bowl games I played in (at the
University of Pittsburgh) helped
me get ready and build up for an
event like this.
“Of course,” he said about the
Super Bowl, “this one was big-
ger than all of them combined.”
He melded nerves of steel
solidified by his illustrious past
with his iron will, forging the
kind of inner strength it takes to
become a champion. While
others past and present grew
weak-kneed walking into their
first Super Bowl, Hynoski
couldn’t wait.
“I wasn’t nervous,” the son of
Henry and Kathy Hynoski of
Elysburg said. “It was just ex-
citement. I was just anxious. It
just got to the point where we
just wanted to play the game.
“You can’t go into a football
game being nervous.”
More than once, Hynoski
made the Patriots appear pan-
icky.
He pushed around Patriots
linebackers and defensive backs,
creating plenty of space for
running backs Ahmad Bradshaw
and Brandon Jacobs to bolt
through for 114 yards rushing.
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See RING, Page 6C
COLUMBUS, Ohio —Adreian Payne scored15
points, Draymond Green had 12 and defense-
minded No. 11 Michigan State beat No. 3 Ohio
State 58-48 Saturday night, ending the Buckeyes’
39-game home winning streak.
The Spartans (20-5, 9-3) pulled into a tie with
the Buckeyes (21-4, 9-3) for first place in the Big
Ten.
KeithAppling had14 points for MichiganState,
which rode its smothering pressure to a 10-point
halftime lead and never relented down the
stretch. Payne finished6 for 6 fromthe fieldand3
for 4 on free throws.
Jared Sullinger had17 points and16 rebounds
for Ohio State, but was 5 for 15 from the field.
Aaron Craft added 15 points, but Deshaun Tho-
mas and William Buford, averaging a combined
WILKES-BARRE TWP. –
Coming into Saturday’s game
against the Portland Pirates, the
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pen-
guins found themselves in a
place that hasn’t been good to
them this season.
In the 14 games that the Pen-
guins have trailed after the sec-
ond period this season, they lost
13 of them. When they entered
the third period trailing the Pi-
rates 3-1, the odds weren’t onthe
Penguins side.
But the rookies changed that.
Brian Gibbons and Paul
Thompson connected for third
period goals to erase a two-goal
deficit, and Thompson set up
Alexandre Picard’s game-win-
ner in overtime to give the Pen-
guins a come-from-behind 4-3
win over the Pirates.
“Those guys really stepped
up,” said head coach John
Hynes. “We went to them nu-
merous times inthe thirdperiod
because they had some energy
and some jump.”
ThewinallowedthePenguins
tokeeppacewithSt. John’s, who
remain three points ahead for
first place in the Eastern Confer-
ence. The Penguins improve to
29-13-2-5 on the season.
Portland got off to a quick
start when David Rundblad sent
a wrister past Brad Thiessen
just 18 seconds into the game.
The Pirates went up 2-0 when
Rundblad scored again, this
time sending a shot underneath
an unsuspecting Thiessen at
9:07.
P E N G U I N S
BILL TARUTIS/ PHOTOS FOR THE TIMES LEADER
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ right winger Paul Thompson, right, prepares to body check Portland defenseman Tyler Eckford
against the boards at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday night.
Tally in OT completes rally
Penguins trailed 3-1 on home
ice after two period Saturday
against the Portland Pirates.
By TOMVENESKY
tvenesky@timesleader.com
Penguins’ center Zach Sill, left, gets body checked against the
boards by Portland defenseman Dean Arsene on Saturday night.
4
PENGUINS
3
PIRATES
See RALLY, Page 7C
WILKES-BARRE — The en-
tire King’s bench knew the shot
was going down. The Lady
Monarchs wastednotime inrac-
ing onto the court after it did.
Paige Carlin was mobbed by
teammates after scoring her
1,000th career point in the sec-
ond half of the Lady Monarchs’
53-41 win over Manhattanville
on Saturday at Scandlon Gym-
nasium.
Playing in her final regular
seasonhomegame, Carlinmade
it memorable, hitting two key
threes to give life to a struggling
offense and help the Lady Mon-
archs (20-3, 12-0) pull away for
their 13th straight win.
“Everybody absolutely knew
(it was her 1,000th), but it was
also a huge shot inthe game and
a huge shot at the moment,”
King’s coach Brian Donoghue
said. “So I think that made it
that much more special not only
for Paige, but definitely for the
group.
“Her teammates wereveryex-
cited about it, as they should be,
and the staff was excited about
it. It was a huge basketball play
at that moment. Hopefully that
just adds to the appreciation for
it and for her.”
The shot came with 9:27 to
play and gave Carlin exactly
1,000 points over her four years,
making her the 18th player in
program history to hit the mile-
stone. She finished with a game-
high 15 points.
One of five players to be hon-
oredonsenior day, Carlinjoined
Nina Magan, Abby Malloy, Brit-
tany Muscatell and Samantha
Simcox in the starting lineup.
King’s struggled on the offen-
sive end in the first half no mat-
ter which combination was on
the floor, shooting just 21 per-
B A S K E T B A L L
Carlin
reaches
milestone
in win
Senior scored her 1,000th
career point in her final
home regular season game.
By DEREK LEVARSE
dlevarse@timesleader.com
See MIELSTONE, Page 7C
G O L F
Woods makes familiar
charge into contention
By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer
See WOODS, Page 6C
Tiger
Woods
B I G T E N B A S K E T B A L L
Spartans shut down Buckeyes
Michigan State’s persistent defense clamps
down, forging tie atop the league standings.
By RUSTY MILLER
AP Sports Writer
AP PHOTO
Michigan State’s Draymond Green (23) goes to
the basket as Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger
defends Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. See SPARTANS, Page 4C
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➛ S C O R E B O A R D
LEAGUES
Kingston Soccer is forming a spring
league for players in age groups
from U8-U14. Online registration
can be found at www.kingstoncor-
nerkicksystems.com. For more
information, call Ben at 332-0313.
MEETINGS
NWBLL will hold a meeting TODAY at
6 p.m. at the Woodlands. Anyone
interested in coaching must at-
tend. All parents registering their
children for this season are en-
couraged to attend.
Kingston/Forty Fort Little League
will meet Monday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m.
at the Kingston Rec Center. All
interested members are asked to
attend.
The Crestwood Football Booster
Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 16, at
7 p.m. at Tony’s Pizza in the back
room. For more information, call
Melanie at 606-4223.
The Wyoming Valley West Baseball
Booster Club will meet Monday,
Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at Murphy’s
Swoyersville. Parents of players
are asked to attend.
The Duryea Little League will have a
mandatory coaches meeting
TODAY at 5 p.m. at the Duryea
VFW. Anyone interested in coach-
ing this year must attend. Teams
and divisions will be discussed, as
well as upcoming season items.
The Luzerne County Federation of
Sportsmen will meet Monday, Feb.
13, at 7:30 p.m.at American Legion
Post 609, at the corner of Lee
Park Ave. and St. Mary’s Rd. Club
delegates and interested sports-
men are invited.
The Wyoming Valley Chapter of
PIAA Baseball Officials will hold a
meeting Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in
Room107 of Breiseth Hall on the
Wilkes University campus. In addi-
tion, a “rules interpretation” meet-
ing will be held March 11 at 6:30
p.m. in Room107 of Breiseth Hall
on the Wilkes campus. This meet-
ing is open to PIAA baseball um-
pires and coaches, as well as all
PIAA baseball coaches of any level
and any PIAA umpires in need of
fulfilling their mandatory meeting
requirements. For directions to
Breiseth Hall, visit http://
www.wilkes.edu/pages/201.asp.
Wyoming Area 7th and 8th Grade
Baseball will have a mandatory
meeting for all players’ parents.
Meeting will take place at the high
school Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Room
129 at 6 p.m.
Wyoming Area Diamond Club will
conduct a meeting Wednesday,
Feb. 15, in Room129 at the high
school at 7 p.m. All baseball par-
ents from grades 7-12 are urged to
attend. For more information, visit
www.wyomingareabaseball.org.
Checkerboard Inn Golf League will
hold an organizational meeting
Monday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the
Checkerboard Inn in Trucksville. All
members must attend or contact
the league. Dues will be collected
and a starting date will be set. For
more information, call Frank at
675-7532.
REGISTRATION/TRYOUTS
Dupont Softball/T-ball signups will
be held at the Dupont field house,
200 Elm St., on the following
dates: TODAY from noon to 3 p.m.,
Monday, Feb. 13 from 6-9 p.m., Feb.
19 from noon to 3 p.m., Feb. 20
from 6-9 p.m., Feb. 27-29 from 6-9
p.m. Signups are open to all boys
and girls of the greater Pittston
Area and surrounding communi-
ties. T-ball is for boys and girls
ages 4-7 and is $25 per player with
no family discount or fundraiser.
Softball is for girls ages 7-17 and is
$50 per player, $85 per two play-
ers and $110 for three players of
the same family (sisters) with no
fundraiser. For more information,
call Bob Cappelloni at 881-8744.
Plains American Legion Baseball
Teams will hold registration Sun-
day, Feb. 19, at the Plains American
Legion home on East Carey Street
from1-3 p.m. Players between the
ages of 13-19 who reside in Plains,
Laflin, Bear Creek, Parsons, Miners
Mills, North End, East End, Avoca,
Dupont, Jenkins Township and
Pittston Township, East of the
Pittston Bypass, are eligible to sign
up. For more information, call Don
at 822-0537 or Jack at 947-7246.
The Swoyersville Girls Softball
Slow-Pitch League will be holding
signups Thursday, Feb. 23, from
5:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb.
25, from noon to 3 p.m. at the
borough building on Main Street
for girls ages 7-17. No residency
required, girls from all towns are
welcome. For more information,
call Craig at 287-8074.
Plains Little League will be holding
final signups TODAY from1-3 p.m.
at Plains American Legion for
children ages 4-and-up. Those
interested in volunteering should
have a photo ID present at time of
registration.
Pittston Township Little League will
have final registrations for T-Ball,
baseball and softball on Wednes-
day, Feb. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the
Pittston Township Municipal Build-
ing. Fees due at sign up are $50
per player or $75 per family. For
more information, call Nick at
690-2748 or visit www.Ptll.us.
West Pittston Little League will
have tryouts on the following
dates: Monday, Feb. 13 from 6-8
p.m. for girls minor and majors;
Feb. 15-16 from 6-8 p.m. for boys
minors; Feb. 17 from 6-8 p.m., and
Feb. 18 from10 a.m. to noon for
boys majors. All tryouts will be
Bulletin Board items will not be
accepted over the telephone. Items
may be faxed to 831-7319, emailed to
tlsports@timesleader.com or dropped
off at the Times Leader or mailed to
Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main
St., Wilkes-Barre, PA18711-0250.
BUL L E T I N BOARD held in the indoor facility.
The Mountain Top Babe Ruth Base-
ball program will hold registra-
tions Thursday, Feb. 16, from
5:30-7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 25,
from1-3:30 p.m. at Crestwood High
School. Babe Ruth is for ages 13-15,
and includes a 13-year-old devel-
opmental league. For more in-
formation, call Terry at 823-7949
or visit www.mountaintoparealit-
tleleague.com.
Mountain Top Area Little League
will hold registrations for baseball
and softball Thursday, Feb. 16 from
5:30-7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 25
from1-3:30 p.m. at Crestwood High
School. Baseball and Softball
programs are for boys between
the ages of 6-15. Participants must
turn 6 by April 30. For more in-
formation, call Terry at 823-7949
or visit www.mountaintoparealit-
tleleague.com.
Greater Pittston Stoners Youth
Soccer will hold registrations for
spring soccer on Feb. 21, 23 and 29
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Exeter
Scout Home, located in the rear of
the Exeter Borough Building on
the corner of Wyoming Ave. and
Lincoln St., Exeter. Cost is $25 if
you do not need a uniform and
$40 with a uniform. For more
information, go to http://stone-
rsoccer.org.
Wilkes-Barre American Legion
Baseball will be holding regis-
trations Monday, Feb. 13, and
Thursday, Feb. 16, from 7-9 p.m. at
Vinsko & Associates, located at
253 S. Franklin St. Players ages
13-19 who reside in Wilkes-Barre
and go to Meyers, GAR or Holy
Redeemer are eligible. The fee for
the season is $50 and players are
required to bring a copy of their
birth certificate to the signup. Call
Corey at 332-2794 for more in-
formation.
Hanover Area Little League will be
holding registrations for the up-
coming season on Monday, Feb. 13
from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb.
25 from10 a.m. – noon in the
cafeteria at the Hanover Area High
School. All children in the Warrior
Run, Sugar Notch and Hanover
Twp., excluding Preston and New-
town, ages 4-16 as of April 30, 2012
are eligible to play. Registration
costs are $45 per player (ages
4-12) or $75 per family of two or
more. Cost for Junior/Senior
League ages 13-16 is $65 per play-
er. All new players are required to
bring a copy of their birth certif-
icate for age verification purposes.
Any questions, please e-mail
hanoverareall@yahoo.com.
Mountain Legion Baseball (Moun-
tain Top) will be holding regis-
trations on Feb. 19 from1-3 p.m.
and Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the
basement of the Legion Post. For
more information, visit www.lea-
guelineup.com/mountainlegionba-
seball.
Avoca/Dupont Little League will
hold registrations at the upper
Avoca Little league field clubhouse
from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13
and Wednesday, Feb. 15. Regis-
tration fee is $60 per player and
$75 per family. Teener baseball
sign-up fee is $60 for each player.
Programs include: T-ball (ages
4-6), coach pitch (ages 7-8), minor
softball and baseball (ages 8-10),
major softball and baseball (ages
10-12), junior baseball (ages 13-14),
senior baseball (ages 15-16) and big
league baseball (ages 17-18).
UPCOMING EVENTS
The Benton Gun Show will be held
TODAY from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Benton Fire Hall. Guns and other
related items can be bought, sold
or traded and the show will include
80 tables inside as well as outside
exhibitors. The kitchen will be open
for breakfast and lunch. Admission
is $5, children under 12 are free.
Parking is free and door prizes will
be available.
Coughlin Wrestling Hall of Fame will
induct its first class on Wednesday,
Feb. 15, in the high school gym
beginning at 6:45 p.m. The inaugu-
ral inductees will be Rick Bartolet-
ti, Dana Balum and Bill Pfeffer.
Coughlin alumni, faculty and fans
are invited. For more information,
contact coach Steve Stahl at
826-7201 or by email at sfs8@hot-
mail.com.
King’s College Specialty Baseball
Camps will be held at King’s TO-
DAY and Feb. 26 in Scandlon
Gymnasium. The program is de-
signed for players in grades K-12.
For more information, go to
www.kingscollegeathletics.com or
contact coach Greeley at base-
ball@kings.edu or by phone at
592-7797.
Athletes for Better Education
(AFBE) will be hosting a regional
basketball tournament in the
Hazleton Area on March 24-25.
There will be seven different age
groups for both boys and girls: 10
and under, 12 and under, 13 and
under, 14 and under, 15 and under,
16 and under, 18 and under. Each
team will be guaranteed four
games. There are a limited number
of spots available in each division,
so a quick response is advised. The
deadline is March 18. For more
information or to register, visit
www.afbe.org or contact Jason
Bieber at 866-906-2323 or e-mail
jbieber@afbe.org.
L O C A L
C A L E N D A R
TODAY'S EVENTS
COLLEGE SWIMMING
MACSwimChampionships (at Wilkes-Barre CYC),
TBA
MONDAY, FEB. 13
GIRLS BASKETBALL
Coughlin at Berwick, 7:15 p.m.
Dallas at Crestwood, 7:15 p.m.
Hanover Area at MMI Prep, 7:15 p.m.
Holy Redeemer at Hazleton Area, 7:15 p.m.
Lake-Lehman at Northwest, 7:15 p.m.
Nanticoke at Meyers, 7:15 p.m.
Pittston Area at Wyoming Valley West, 7:15 p.m.
Tunkhannock at Wyoming Area, 7:15 p.m.
Wyoming Seminary at GAR, 7:15 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14
BOYS BASKETBALL
Wyoming Area at Tunkhannock, 7 p.m.
Berwick at Coughlin, 7:15 p.m.
Wyoming Valley West at Pittston Area, 7:15 p.m.
Crestwood at Dallas, 7:15 p.m.
Hazleton Area at Holy Redeemer, 7:15 p.m.
Northwest at Lake-Lehman, 7:15 p.m.
GAR at Wyoming Seminary, 7:15 p.m.
MMI Prep at Hanover Area, 7:15 p.m.
Nanticoke at Meyers, 7:15 p.m.
HS RIFLE
State Individual Tournament, 1 p.m. at Hellertown
HS SWIMMING
Hanover Area at Wyoming Seminary, 4 p.m.
Pittston Area at Lake-Lehman, 4 p.m.
Hazleton Area at Wyoming Valley West, 4 p.m.
Dallas at Berwick, 4:30 p.m.
Scranton Prep at Delaware Valley, 4:30 p.m.
Abington Heights at Tunkhannock, 4:30 p.m.
Scranton High at Elk Lake, 4:30 p.m.
Valley View at West Scranton, 4:30 p.m.
HS Wrestling (all matches 7 p.m.)
Meyers at Coughlin
Lackawanna Trail at Nanticoke
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
PSU Hazleton at PSU Worthington, 8 p.m.
DeSales at Wilkes, 8 p.m.
King’s at Misericordia, 8 p.m.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
DeSales at Wilkes, 6 p.m.
PSU Hazleton at PSU Worthington, 6 p.m.
King’s at Misericordia, 6 p.m.
COLLEGE WRESTLING
King’s at Centenary (N.J.), 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15
HS WRESTLING
Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Valley West, 7 p.m.
Meyers at Coughlin, 7 p.m.
HS SWIMMING
Dunmore at Pittston Area, 4 p.m.
Meyers at Nanticoke, 4 p.m.
Wyoming Area at Coughlin, 4:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16
GIRLS BASKETBALL
Coughlin at Crestwood, 7:15 p.m.
GAR at Meyers, 7:15 p.m.
Holy Redeemer at Berwick, 7:15 p.m.
Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Seminary, 7:15 p.m.
MMI Prep at Northwest, 7:15 p.m.
Nanticoke at Hanover Area, 7:15 p.m.
Tunkhannock at Dallas, 7:15 p.m.
Wyoming Area at Pittston Area, 7:15 p.m.
Wyoming Valley West at Hazleton Area, 7:15 p.m.
HS RIFLE
State Team Tournament, 1 p.m. at Hellertown
FRIDAY, FEB. 17
BOYS BASKETBALL
Berwick at Holy Redeemer, 7:15 p.m.
Crestwood at Coughlin, 7:15 p.m.
Hazleton Area at Wyoming Valley West, 7:15 p.m.
Pittston Area at Wyoming Area, 7:15 p.m.
Dallas at Tunkhannock, 7:15 p.m.
Hanover Area at Nanticoke, 7:15 p.m.
Meyers at GAR, 7:15 p.m.
Northwest at MMI Prep, 7:15 p.m.
Wyoming Seminary at Lake-Lehman, 7:15 p.m.
HS WRESTLING
Coughlin at Tamaqua, 6 p.m.
Pennsylvania Prep Championships
COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD
Misericordia at Susquehanna, 10 a.m.
COLLEGE WRESTLING
King’s at Wilkes, 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18
GIRLS BASKETBALL
WVC second half playoffs
HS WRESTLING
Pennsylvania Prep Championships
Wyoming Valley West at Wyoming Area, 1 p.m.
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
King’s at Wilkes, 3 p.m.
Misericordia at Manhattanville, 3 p.m.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
King’s at Wilkes, 1 p.m.
Misericordia at Manhattanville, 1 p.m.
W H A T ’ S O N T V
AUTO RACING
7 p.m.
ESPN2—NHRA, Winternationals, at Pomona, Cal-
if. (same-day tape)
EXTREME SPORTS
3 p.m.
NBC — Winter Dew Tour, Toyota Championships,
at Snowbasin, Utah
GOLF
10 a.m.
TGC — LPGA, Women’s Australian Open, final
round, at Black Rock, Australia (same-day tape)
1 p.m.
TGC—PGATour, Pebble Beach National Pro-Am,
final round, at Pebble Beach, Calif.
3 p.m.
CBS —PGA Tour, Pebble Beach National Pro-Am,
final round, at Pebble Beach, Calif.
7 p.m.
TGC—Champions Tour, Allianz Championship, fi-
nal round, at Boca Raton, Fla. (same-day tape)
MEN'S COLLEGE
BASKETBALL
Noon
WQMY — Pittsburgh at Seton Hall
MSG — Quinnipiac at Central Connecticut State
1 p.m.
CBS — Illinois at Michigan
ESPN — St. John’s at Georgetown
2 p.m.
MSG — St. Francis (N.Y.) at Long Island
5:30 p.m.
FSN — Washington at Oregon St.
6 p.m.
BTN — Northwestern at Purdue
7:30 p.m.
FSN, CSN, MSG — Stanford at Southern Cal
NBA
3:30 p.m.
ABC — Chicago at Boston
7 p.m.
ESPN — Miami at Atlanta
9:30 p.m.
ESPN — Utah at Memphis
NHL
12:30 p.m.
NBC — Washington at N.Y. Rangers
3 p.m.
PLUS — Florida at N.Y. Islanders
7 p.m.
ROOT — Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh
7:30 p.m.
NBCSN — Philadelphia at Detroit
RUGBY
2:30 p.m.
NBCSN — Sevens, semifinal, teams TBD, at Las
Vegas
4:30 p.m.
NBC — Sevens, semifinal and championship
match, teams TBD, at Las Vegas
WOMEN'S COLLEGE
BASKETBALL
1 p.m.
FSN, CSN, ROOT — Kansas at Kansas St.
BTN — Penn State at Northwestern
2:30 p.m.
ESPN2 —Whiparound coverage, Marquette at De-
Paul, Miami at Maryland, Iowa St. at Texas Tech,
and Arkansas at Auburn
3 p.m.
FSN, ROOT — UCLA at Stanford
BTN — Michigan State at Iowa
5 p.m.
ESPN2 — Whiparound coverage, St. John’s at
Rutgers, Florida at South Carolina, Purdue at Ohio
St., and Wake Forest at NC State
NATIONAL LEAGUE
LACROSSE
4 p.m.
CSN — Buffalo at Philadelphia
NBA
Favorite Points Underdog
Lakers 6 RAPTORS
Bulls [3] CELTICS
PISTONS 6.5 Wizards
Heat 4.5 HAWKS
WARRIORS 2.5 Rockets
GRIZZLIES 5.5 Jazz
[]-denotes a circle game. A game is circled for a va-
riety of reasons, with the prime factor being an
injury. Whenagameis insideacircle, thereis limited
wagering. The line could move a fewpoints in either
direction, depending on the severity (probable,
questionable, doubtful, out) of the injury.
College Basketball
Favorite Points Underdog
SETON HALL 1.5 Pittsburgh
MICHIGAN 6 Illinois
GEORGETOWN 15.5 St. John’s
DETROIT 7.5 Wisc-Green Bay
Wisconsin-Milw 2.5 WRIGHT ST
MISSOURI ST 15.5 Bradley
OREGON ST 3.5 Washington
PURDUE 6.5 Northwestern
VIRGINIA TECH 13.5 Boston College
Stanford 5.5 USC
Evansville 1 DRAKE
LOYOLA-MD 4.5 Fairfield
IONA 22.5 Marist
NHL
Favorite Odds Underdog
ISLANDERS -$125/
+$105
Panthers
RANGERS -$165/
+$145
Capitals
STARS -$125/
+$105
Kings
Ducks -$130/
+$110
BLUE JACKETS
BLUES -$130/
+$110
Sharks
PENGUINS -$200/
+$170
Lightning
RED WINGS -$160/
+$140
Flyers
Home Teams in Capital Letters
AME RI C A’ S L I NE
By ROXY ROXBOROUGH
CIRCULAR REPORT: On the NBA board, the Bulls - Celtics circle is for Chicago
guard Derrick Rose (questionable).
BOXING REPORT: In the WBA super welterweight title fight on May 5 in Las
Vegas, Nevada, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is -$600 vs. Miguel Cotto at +$400.
H O C K E Y
National Hockey League
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
N.Y. Rangers............... 53 35 13 5 75 150 108
Philadelphia ................ 55 31 17 7 69 179 165
Pittsburgh .................... 55 31 19 5 67 171 146
New Jersey ................. 55 31 20 4 66 154 155
N.Y. Islanders.............. 54 23 23 8 54 130 155
Northeast Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Boston.......................... 53 34 17 2 70 184 120
Ottawa.......................... 58 28 22 8 64 169 181
Toronto ........................ 56 28 22 6 62 171 166
Montreal....................... 56 23 24 9 55 149 149
Buffalo.......................... 55 24 25 6 54 136 158
Southeast Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Florida.......................... 54 26 17 11 63 137 151
Washington................. 54 28 21 5 61 151 152
Winnipeg...................... 57 26 25 6 58 139 161
Tampa Bay................... 54 24 24 6 54 153 181
Carolina ....................... 56 20 25 11 51 142 172
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Detroit .......................... 56 37 17 2 76 178 132
St. Louis....................... 53 32 14 7 71 133 109
Nashville...................... 56 32 18 6 70 158 148
Chicago........................ 55 29 19 7 65 174 168
Columbus .................... 55 16 33 6 38 128 180
Northwest Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Vancouver ................... 54 34 15 5 73 176 135
Colorado...................... 56 28 25 3 59 144 156
Calgary ........................ 55 25 22 8 58 131 149
Minnesota.................... 55 25 22 8 58 125 144
Edmonton.................... 55 22 28 5 49 147 165
Pacific Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
San Jose...................... 52 30 16 6 66 153 124
Los Angeles ................ 56 26 19 11 63 120 122
Phoenix........................ 55 26 21 8 60 145 144
Dallas ........................... 54 28 23 3 59 143 153
Anaheim ...................... 54 21 24 9 51 139 160
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime
loss.
Friday's Games
Buffalo 3, Dallas 2, SO
Detroit 2, Anaheim1, SO
Colorado 4, Carolina 3, OT
San Jose 5, Chicago 3
Saturday's Games
Boston 4, Nashville 3, SO
Florida 3, New Jersey 1
N.Y. Islanders 2, Los Angeles 1, OT
N.Y. Rangers 5, Philadelphia 2
Edmonton 4, Ottawa 3, OT
Pittsburgh 8, Winnipeg 5
Tampa Bay 2, Buffalo 1
Montreal 5, Toronto 0
Columbus 3, Minnesota 1
Colorado at St. Louis, late
Chicago at Phoenix, late
Vancouver at Calgary, late
Today's Games
Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 12:30 p.m.
Florida at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m.
Anaheim at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Los Angeles at Dallas, 6 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
San Jose at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Monday's Games
San Jose at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
American Hockey League
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA
St. John’s .............. 49 31 12 5 1 68 163 139
Manchester ........... 52 28 22 0 2 58 137 141
Providence............ 50 23 21 3 3 52 118 138
Worcester.............. 46 21 16 4 5 51 121 120
Portland ................. 49 23 21 2 3 51 138 157
East Division
GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA
Penguins.............. 49 29 13 2 5 65 161 145
Hershey................. 49 28 14 4 3 63 175 144
Norfolk ................... 50 29 18 1 2 61 175 141
Syracuse............... 47 19 21 4 3 45 148 157
Binghamton........... 49 20 26 2 1 43 133 155
Northeast Division
GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA
Connecticut........... 49 24 16 4 5 57 147 141
Bridgeport ............. 47 24 18 3 2 53 145 136
Albany.................... 47 21 18 5 3 50 123 140
Springfield............. 49 22 23 2 2 48 139 156
Adirondack............ 48 22 24 1 1 46 131 145
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Midwest Division
GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA
Charlotte................ 50 29 17 2 2 62 144 133
Chicago................. 48 26 18 1 3 56 136 124
Peoria .................... 49 25 21 2 1 53 150 141
Milwaukee ............. 47 24 20 2 1 51 132 128
Rockford................ 49 21 23 1 4 47 144 163
North Division
GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA
Toronto.................. 50 27 17 4 2 60 149 126
Rochester.............. 50 22 19 6 3 53 143 151
Lake Erie............... 49 23 22 2 2 50 121 136
Grand Rapids........ 47 19 20 4 4 46 148 155
Hamilton ................ 48 20 23 1 4 45 117 148
West Division
GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA
Oklahoma City...... 48 31 12 2 3 67 143 103
Houston................. 50 25 13 3 9 62 140 134
San Antonio .......... 49 27 20 2 0 56 126 132
Abbotsford ............ 48 26 19 3 0 55 114 122
Texas..................... 48 21 23 2 2 46 145 155
NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point
for an overtime or shootout loss.
Saturday's Games
Toronto 5, Hamilton 1
St. John’s 4, Binghamton 3
Houston 5, Grand Rapids 4
Connecticut 4, Manchester 1
Hershey 2, Worcester 1
Bridgeport 8, Springfield 1
Penguins 4, Portland 3, OT
Norfolk 7, Adirondack 3
Albany 4, Syracuse 1
San Antonio 4, Rochester 1
Peoria 5, Charlotte 2
Chicago at Rockford, late
Oklahoma City at Abbotsford, late
Today's Games
Binghamton at St. John’s, 2:30 p.m.
Syracuse at Lake Erie, 3 p.m.
Texas at Hamilton, 3 p.m.
Manchester at Springfield, 3 p.m.
Portland at Worcester, 3 p.m.
Connecticut at Bridgeport, 3 p.m.
Albany at Providence, 4:05 p.m.
San Antonio at Grand Rapids, 5 p.m.
Peoria at Milwaukee, 5 p.m.
Penguins at Hershey, 5 p.m.
Norfolk at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
Monday's Games
No games scheduled
Tuesday's Games
Adirondack at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Houston at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Penguins 4, Portland 3, OT
Portland 2……1……0…...0 — 3
Penguins 1…..0……2……1 — 4
First Period
Scoring – 1. POR, David Rundblad 4 (Pouliot,
O’Sullivan) :18. 2. POR, David Rundblad 5 (Trotter,
O’Sullivan) power play 9:07. 3. WBS, Geoff Walker
14 (Street, Grant) power play 18:44. Penalties –
WBS, McDonald (interference) 7:16; POR, Pouliot
(high-sticking – double minor) 15:12; POR, Run-
dblad (holding) 19:41.
Second Period
Scoring – 4. POR, Patrick O’Sullivan 7 (Rundblad,
Oystrick) 1:49. Penalties – WBS, Craig (tripping)
8:17; POR, Stone (interference) 10:43; POR, Ar-
sene (roughing) 13:41; WBS, Thompson (roughing)
13:41.
Third Period
Scoring – 5. WBS, Brian Gibbons 8 (Thompson,
Strait) 11:51. 6. 6. WBS, Paul Thompson 8 (Rust,
Gibbons) 18:04. Penalties – WBS, DeFazio (high-
sticking) 3:21; POR, MacLean(high-sticking) 12:05.
Overtime
Scoring – 7. WBS, Alexandre Picard 2 (Thompson,
Sill) :36. Penalties – None.
Shots on goal
Portland – 8-7-8-0-23
Penguins – 11-6-10-1-28
Power-play Opportunities
Portland – 1 of 3
Penguins – 1 of 5
Goaltenders
Portland – Marc Cheverie 2-1-0 (24 saves – 28
shots)
Penguins – Brad Thiessen 20-12-2 (20-23)
Starters
Portland – G Marc Cheverie, D Davd Rundblad, D
Nathan Oystrick, LWBrock Trotter, CMarc-Antoine
Pouliot, RW Patrick O’Sullivan
Penguins – GBrad Thiessen, DBrian Strait, DRob-
ert Bortuzzo, LW Brandon DeFazio, C Zach Sill,
RW Ryan Craig
Three Stars
1. WBS, Alexandre Picard (game-winning goal) 2.
POR, David Rundblad (two goals, assist) 3. WBS,
Paul Thompson (goal, two assists)
Referee – Terry Koharski. Linesmen – Scott
Adams, Leo Boylan
Attendance – 6,492
B A S K E T B A L L
National Basketball
Association
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Philadelphia ................. 19 9 .679 —
Boston........................... 14 12 .538 4
New York...................... 13 15 .464 6
Toronto ......................... 9 19 .321 10
New Jersey .................. 8 21 .276 11
1
⁄2
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami .............................. 20 7 .741 —
Atlanta............................. 18 9 .667 2
Orlando........................... 16 11 .593 4
Washington.................... 5 22 .185 15
Charlotte ........................ 3 24 .111 17
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Chicago......................... 23 6 .793 —
Indiana .......................... 17 10 .630 5
Milwaukee..................... 12 14 .462 9
1
⁄2
Cleveland...................... 10 16 .385 11
1
⁄2
Detroit ........................... 8 20 .286 14
1
⁄2
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio.................. 19 9 .679 —
Dallas ............................ 16 11 .593 2
1
⁄2
Houston ........................ 16 11 .593 2
1
⁄2
Memphis....................... 14 13 .519 4
1
⁄2
New Orleans ................ 4 23 .148 14
1
⁄2
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City............... 21 6 .778 —
Denver............................ 16 12 .571 5
1
⁄2
Portland.......................... 15 12 .556 6
Utah ................................ 13 12 .520 7
Minnesota ...................... 13 15 .464 8
1
⁄2
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Clippers.................. 17 8 .680 —
L.A. Lakers..................... 15 12 .556 3
Phoenix .......................... 11 15 .423 6
1
⁄2
Golden State.................. 9 14 .391 7
Sacramento ................... 10 16 .385 7
1
⁄2
Friday's Games
Chicago 95, Charlotte 64
Toronto 86, Boston 74
Atlanta 89, Orlando 87, OT
Miami 106, Washington 89
L.A. Clippers 78, Philadelphia 77
Milwaukee 113, Cleveland 112, OT
Detroit 109, New Jersey 92
Portland 94, New Orleans 86
Dallas 104, Minnesota 97
Memphis 98, Indiana 92
New York 92, L.A. Lakers 85
Oklahoma City 101, Utah 87
Saturday's Games
L.A. Clippers 111, Charlotte 86
Denver 113, Indiana 109
Philadelphia 99, Cleveland 84
New York 100, Minnesota 98
San Antonio 103, New Jersey 89
Portland at Dallas, late
Orlando at Milwaukee, late
Phoenix at Sacramento, late
Today's Games
L.A. Lakers at Toronto, 1 p.m.
Chicago at Boston, 3:30 p.m.
Washington at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Miami at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Houston at Golden State, 9 p.m.
Utah at Memphis, 9:30 p.m.
Monday's Games
Philadelphia at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Utah at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Miami at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
NCAA MEN
Top 25 Fared
Saturday
1. Kentucky (24-1) at Vanderbilt. Next: vs. Mississip-
pi.
2. Syracuse (25-1) beat UConn 85-67. Next: at
Louisville, Monday.
3. Ohio State (21-4) lost to No. 11 Michigan State
58-48. Next: at Minnesota, Tuesday.
4. Missouri (23-2) beat No. 6 Baylor 72-57. Next: vs.
Oklahoma State, Wednesday.
5. North Carolina (21-4) beat No. 19 Virginia 70-52.
Next: at Miami, Wednesday.
6. Baylor (21-4) lost to No. 4 Missouri 72-57. Next:
vs. Iowa State, Monday.
7. Kansas (20-5) beat Oklahoma State 81-66. Next:
at Kansas State, Monday.
8. Florida (19-6) lost to Tennessee 75-70. Next: at
Alabama, Tuesday.
9. Murray State (23-1) vs. Austin Peay. Next: at
Southeast Missouri State, Wednesday.
10. Duke (21-4) beat Maryland 73-55. Next: vs. N.C.
State, Thursday.
11. Michigan State (20-5) beat No. 3 Ohio State
58-48. Next: vs. No. 21 Wisconsin, Thursday.
12. Georgetown (18-5) did not play. Next: vs. St.
John’s, Sunday.
13. San Diego State (20-4) lost to No. 14 UNLV
65-63. Next: vs. New Mexico, Wednesday.
14. UNLV(22-4) beat No. 13 San Diego State 65-63.
Next: at TCU, Tuesday.
15. Florida State (17-7) beat Miami 64-59. Next: vs.
Virginia Tech, Thursday.
16. Saint Mary’s (Cal) (22-3) vs. Santa Clara. Next:
vs. Loyola Marymount, Wednesday.
17. Creighton (21-5) lost to Wichita State 89-68.
Next: at Southern Illinois, Tuesday.
18. Marquette (21-5) beat Cincinnati 95-78. Next: at
UConn.
19. Virginia (19-5) lost to No. 5 North Carolina
70-52. Next: at Clemson, Tuesday.
20. Mississippi State (19-6) lost to Georgia 70-68,
OT. Next: at LSU, Tuesday.
21. Wisconsin (19-6) did not play. Next: at No. 11Mi-
chigan State, Thursday.
22. Michigan (18-7) did not play. Next: vs. Illinois,
Sunday.
23. Indiana (19-6) did not play. Next: vs. Northwest-
ern, Wednesday.
24. Louisville (20-5) beat West Virginia 77-74. Next:
at DePaul.
25. Harvard (21-3) lost to Princeton 70-62. Next: vs.
Brown, Friday.
Saturday's College Basketball Scores
EAST
Albany (NY) 76, Maine 68
Albright 72, Lebanon Valley 67
Army 69, Navy 63, 2OT
Baruch 55, Hunter 50
Bucknell 90, Lafayette 78
Buffalo 59, W. Michigan 57
Castleton St. 118, Green Mountain 63
College of NJ 75, Rutgers-Camden 58
Cornell 72, Brown 63
Dayton 72, Fordham 70, OT
DeSales 59, FDU-Florham 58
Drexel 78, Hofstra 67
E. Nazarene 79, W. New England 69
Elms 64, Regis 57
Farmingdale 62, Sage 58
Gannon 91, Clarion 80
Gettysburg 83, Washington (Md.) 69
Goldey Beacom 84, Caldwell 74
Hobart 104, RPI 89
Holy Cross 59, American U. 52
Ithaca 77, Alfred 63
James Madison 58, Towson 56
King’s (Pa.) 79, Manhattanville 54
Lehigh 89, Colgate 69
Louisville 77, West Virginia 74
Manhattan 85, St. Peter’s 63
Mansfield 79, Cheyney 57
Merchant Marine 58, Moravian 46
Messiah 84, Penn St.-Altoona 69
Millersville 77, Kutztown 67
Monmouth (NJ) 82, Fairleigh Dickinson 68
Muhlenberg 71, McDaniel 66
NJIT 72, North Dakota 57
Niagara 84, Rider 82
Old Westbury 90, NYU-Poly 73
Penn 58, Dartmouth 55
Penn St. 67, Nebraska 51
Philadelphia 51, Dominican (NY) 49
Princeton 70, Harvard 62
Purchase 89, Mount St. Vincent 70
Richard Stockton 80, Rowan 77
Robert Morris 70, St. Francis (Pa.) 56
S. New Hampshire 76, Bentley 66
SUNY-IT 66, Keuka 63
Sacred Heart 72, Bryant 46
Saint Joseph’s 73, UMass 62
Saint Louis 59, La Salle 51
Sciences (Pa.) 75, Felician 69
Shippensburg 67, East Stroudsburg 63
Siena 60, Canisius 50
Slippery Rock 76, Edinboro 68
South Florida 55, Providence 48
St. Bonaventure 69, Duquesne 48
St. Vincent 76, Geneva 56
Susquehanna 80, Catholic 71
Syracuse 85, UConn 67
Wagner 74, Mount St. Mary’s 57
West Chester 74, Bloomsburg 71
Widener 70, Lycoming 69
William Paterson 85, NJ City 79, OT
Yale 59, Columbia 58
York (Pa.) 76, Mary Washington 68
SOUTH
Alabama St. 57, Alabama A&M 47
Ark.-Pine Bluff 64, Southern U. 58
Augusta St. 94, Francis Marion 80
Barton 75, North Greenville 64
Belmont 86, Florida Gulf Coast 63
Bethel (Tenn.) 72, Blue Mountain 48
Bluefield 80, Bryan 56
Bridgewater (Va.) 81, Washington & Lee 78
Campbellsville 76, Virginia-Wise 40
Charleston Southern 70, High Point 67
Charlotte 73, Rhode Island 66
Clemson 78, Wake Forest 58
Coll. of Charleston 86, Davidson 78
Cumberland (Tenn.) 74, Trevecca Nazarene 64
Delaware 80, Georgia St. 77, OT
Delaware St. 84, Coppin St. 81
Denver 77, FIU 63
Duke 73, Maryland 55
E. Illinois 74, UT-Martin 71
ETSU 65, North Florida 50
Emory & Henry 81, E. Mennonite 80, OT
FAU 86, North Texas 82, 2OT
Florida St. 64, Miami 59
Freed-Hardeman 73, Union (Tenn.) 70
Furman 80, W. Carolina 66
Gardner-Webb 77, VMI 61
George Mason 75, UNC Wilmington 69
George Washington 69, Richmond 67
Georgia 70, Mississippi St. 68, OT
Georgia Southern 73, The Citadel 72, OT
Howard 71, Florida A&M 69
LSU 67, Alabama 58
Lees-McRae 83, St. Andrews 79
Liberty 77, Presbyterian 64
Lincoln Memorial 84, Newberry 82
Lindsey Wilson 86, Rio Grande 52
Lipscomb 99, Stetson 91, OT
Loyola NO 86, Faulkner 76
MVSU 71, Alcorn St. 63
Marshall 78, East Carolina 68
Martin Methodist 83, Lyon 70
Maryville (Tenn.) 81, Piedmont 71
Md.-Eastern Shore 68, Morgan St. 56
Methodist 79, Ferrum 72
Middle Tennessee 68, UALR 60
Mississippi 61, Auburn 54
Mobile 69, Auburn-Montgomery 64
Morehead St. 58, E. Kentucky 45
N. Kentucky 85, St. Joseph’s (Ind.) 72
NC A&T 85, SC State 55
NC Wesleyan 77, Shenandoah 67
Nicholls St. 72, Lamar 63
Norfolk St. 70, Hampton 62
North Carolina 70, Virginia 52
Randolph-Macon 110, Roanoke 72
SC-Upstate 70, Jacksonville 66
SE Louisiana 66, Northwestern St. 61
Samford 87, Elon 78
Savannah St. 67, NC Central 57
Seattle 100, Longwood 99, OT
South Alabama 88, Louisiana-Monroe 86
Southern Miss. 78, UCF 74
Spalding 65, Webster 61
St. Catharine 90, Pikeville 85
Tenn. Wesleyan 100, Milligan 87
Tennessee 75, Florida 70
Transylvania 72, Manchester 52
Troy 83, W. Kentucky 77
UNC Asheville 88, Radford 62
UNC Greensboro 77, Chattanooga 76
VCU 68, Old Dominion 64
Va. Wesleyan 73, Hampden-Sydney 71
WVU Tech 80, Cumberlands 71
William & Mary 79, Northeastern 54
Winthrop 67, Coastal Carolina 57
Wofford 66, Appalachian St. 64
Young Harris 95, Barber-Scotia 59
MIDWEST
Akron 75, N. Illinois 51
Albion 53, Kalamazoo 48
Alma 69, Adrian 68
Aquinas 54, Concordia (Mich.) 51
Augsburg 66, St. Mary’s (Minn.) 57
Augustana (SD) 89, Mary 66
Baker 63, Culver-Stockton 52
Beloit 76, Lawrence 72
Bethany Lutheran 62, St. Scholastica 49
Bethel (Minn.) 76, Hamline 61
Bowling Green 66, Toledo 63
Butler 52, Cleveland St. 49
Cardinal Stritch 87, Holy Cross (Ind.) 56
Concordia (Ill.) 66, Milwaukee Engineering 54
Concordia (Wis.) 71, Maranatha Baptist 45
Cornerstone 90, Siena Heights 76
E. Michigan 68, Ohio 55
Edgewood 70, Wis. Lutheran 65
Ferris St. 87, Ashland 66
Findlay 80, Ohio Dominican 61
Grand Valley St. 64, Lake Erie 57
Gustavus 68, Macalester 52
Hope 83, Calvin 70
Indiana St. 78, S. Illinois 68
Iowa St. 69, Texas A&M 46
Kansas 81, Oklahoma St. 66
Kent St. 76, Ball St. 55
Kentucky Wesleyan 72, Wis.-Parkside 65
Lake Forest 72, Monmouth (Ill.) 53
Lakeland 91, Marian (Wis.) 65
Lourdes 74, Madonna 65
Loyola of Chicago 78, Ill.-Chicago 69
Marian, Ind. 73, Mount Vernon Nazarene 56
Marquette 95, Cincinnati 78
Martin Luther 64, Northland 54
Marygrove 84, Great Lakes Christian 61
Miami (Ohio) 69, Cent. Michigan 50
Michigan St. 58, Ohio St. 48
Michigan Tech 84, Lake Superior St. 72
Minn. Duluth 81, Minn.-Crookston 56
Minn.-Morris 85, Northwestern (Minn.) 52
Missouri 72, Baylor 57
North Park 62, Millikin 49
Northwood (Mich.) 70, Wayne (Mich.) 63
Notre Dame 84, DePaul 76
Oakland 93, IPFW 82
Presentation 95, Crown (Minn.) 48
Rochester (Mich.) 73, Kuyper 45
SW Minnesota St. 85, St. Cloud St. 69
St. Norbert 65, Carroll (Wis.) 62
St. Olaf 72, St. John’s (Minn.) 47
St. Thomas (Minn.) 62, Concordia (Moor.) 54
St. Xavier 81, Roosevelt 64
Tiffin 69, Hillsdale 66
Trine 74, Olivet 49
Utah Valley 66, Chicago St. 61
Wayne (Neb.) 85, Northern St. (SD) 78
Wichita St. 89, Creighton 68
Wis.-Platteville 70, Wis.-La Crosse 63
Wis.-River Falls 85, Wis.-Oshkosh 71
Wis.-Stout 67, Wis.-Eau Claire 66
Wis.-Superior 60, Wis.-Whitewater 58
Youngstown St. 71, Valparaiso 53
SOUTHWEST
Arkansas 76, South Carolina 65
Houston Baptist 93, Ecclesia 72
Howard Payne 77, Schreiner 74
Jackson St. 62, Prairie View 48
McNeese St. 71, Cent. Arkansas 56
Mid-Am Christian 83, Wayland Baptist 81
Midwestern St. 71, Texas A&M-Kingsville 50
Rice 43, SMU 39
Rogers St. 77, Oklahoma Christian 74
Sam Houston St. 61, Texas A&M-CC 53
Stephen F. Austin 59, UTSA 51
Texas 75, Kansas St. 64
Texas Southern 72, Grambling St. 54
Texas-Arlington 73, Texas St. 53
FAR WEST
Arizona 70, Utah 61
BYU 86, Pepperdine 48
California 73, UCLA 63
T R A N S A C T I O N S
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
BUFFALO SABRES—Recalled F Zack Kassian
fromRochester (AHL). Loaned CLuke Adamand D
T.J. Brennan to Rochester.
COLUMBUSBLUEJACKETS—ActivatedDJames
Wisniewski from the injured reserve list.
ST. LOUISBLUES—RecalledDIanColefromPeo-
ria (AHL).
WINNIPEG JETS—Re-assigned F Aaron Gagnon
to St. John’s (AHL). Activated RW Tim Stapleton
from the injured reserve list.
American Hockey League
TORONTO MARLIES—Signed D Andrew Mar-
tens.
COLLEGE
HOUSTON—Named Brandon Middleton outside
receivers coach and Travis Bush running backs
coach.
C M Y K
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PENGUINS SUNDAY
➛ WWW. T I ME S L E ADE R. C OM/ S P ORT S
Jan. 28
at Bingham’n
L, 7-4
Feb. 3
Hershey
W, 4-3
Feb. 4
Albany
W, 5-2
Saturday
Portland
W, 4-3
Feb. 5
at Hershey
L, 4-3
L A S T F I V E G A M E S
Today
at Hershey
5 p.m.
Wednesday
Norfolk
7:05 p.m.
Feb. 17
at Bingham’n
7:05 p.m.
Feb. 20
at Portland
1 p.m.
Feb. 18
at Albany
7 p.m.
N E X T F I V E G A M E S
ROBERT BORTUZZO
Penguins defenseman
Robert Bortuzzo’s fantasy team is
pretty crowded. It’s not because he
had more positions to fill, but rather
he chose an entire coaching staff
under the head coach category and a
set of twins to run his power play. It
makes sense. A coaching staff works
together within the team concept, so
why not? And the twins … well Bortuz-
zo said they’re basically interchange-
able so it counts as one. Makes sense.
For his All-Time Great, Bortuzzo
reflected on the stories that his grand-
father told him about Bobby Orr and
was ready to pick him, but then he
thought about a documentary he
watched recently and changed his
mind. What was the documentary
about? Read on to find out.
FORWARD – Pavel Datsyuk (De-
troit), “I like the way he plays at both
ends of the ice. He’s a talented guy
whose work ethic has made him one
of the top players in the league.”
DEFENSEMAN – Nicklas Lidstrom
(Detroit), “He’s over 40 and still play-
ing at an incredible level. He’s always
been my favorite player, and he shows
why every time he plays.”
GOALTENDER – Cam Ward (Car-
olina), “Me and (Brad) Thiessen argue
about this one a lot. I just like the way
Cam Ward plays and I bet he’ll be on
Team Canada in the next couple Olym-
pics.”
POWER PLAY SPECIALIST(S) –
The Sedin twins, Henrik and Daniel
(Vancouver), “They’re interchangeable
and they control the power play with
their poise and vision. It’s really im-
pressive.”
PENALTY KILL SPECIALIST –
Zdeno Chara (Boston), “His reach and
shot blocking ability are incredible,
and he can really take away space on
the power play.”
SHOOTOUT SPECIALIST – Evgeni
Malkin (Pittsburgh), “He’s on fire right
now. He’s got it figured out and he
buries it just about every time.”
ENFORCER – Deryk Engelland
(Pittsburgh), “What he was able to do
last year was pretty impressive. He
almost doesn’t have to fight as much
now because he’s kind of backed some
guys off.”
AGITATOR/PEST – Patrick Kaleta
(Buffalo), “He’s always mixing it up
there. He’s a good player who also
brings that edge.”
HEAD COACH – Pittsburgh Pen-
guins coaching staff, “They all have
done a nice job with some of the in-
juries they’ve been faced with and still
remain in the upper echelon of the
league.”
ALL-TIME GREAT – Mario Lemieux
(Pittsburgh), “I watched a documen-
tary on him the other day, and some
of the stuff he accomplished in the
amount of time he
played is
very im-
pressive.”
Fantasy GM
Boston
Bruins’
Zdeno
Chara want to assume anything and
you can’t be satisfied that you
were called up. You have to
keep doing the things they’re
looking for and hopefully you’ll
get back.”
With more than 450 NHL
games to his credit, Williams
Colin McDonald just wrap-
ped up playing in his second
AHL All-Star game and was
ready to join his family and
friends for a day in Atlantic
City when a phone call shat-
tered those plans.
He was needed in Pitts-
burgh, and he had to get there
before the Penguins game
against Toronto the next
night.
“I thought I would be able to
head home before there was a
chance I could get called up. I
should’ve looked at Pitts-
burgh’s schedule over the all-
star break,” McDonald said.
Such is the life of a pro hock-
ey player.
McDo-
nald’s fam-
ily and
friends al-
ready had
a hotel
room re-
served, so
they spent
an extra
night in
Atlantic
City with-
out him.
“They
could care
less. They
were just
extremely
happy for
me,”
McDonald
said.
“They un-
derstand
the situa-
tion I’m
in.”
It’s a sit-
uation
that
McDonald
didn’t ex-
perience
very often during his first four
seasons playing in the Edmon-
ton organization. He was sum-
moned to the NHL just once –
in 2009, for a two-game stint
with the Oilers. McDonald
scored a goal in his second
gamebut never got a returntrip
back.
That’s why McDonald is
more than happy to drop his
plans at a moment’s notice
when Pittsburgh calls, which
happened twice so far this sea-
son.
“It took me two years to get
back to the NHL. I have a good
opportunity here,” he said.
It was the second time this
season that McDonald had
been recalled to Pittsburgh,
and he accepts the fact that a
player’s personal life often
takes a backseat to hockey.
“When I had a girlfriend in
the past when you try to plan a
weekend together, and you get
called up a day or two before
she gets in,” McDonald said.
“She has tobe understandingof
the environment we’re in.”
If anyone knows howquickly
things can change, it’s Wilkes-
Barre/Scranton forward Jason
Williams. He’s beencalledupto
Pittsburgh five times this sea-
son, more than anyone on the
AHL Penguins.
Three of those call-ups were
for one day, long enough for
Williams to play a game with
Pittsburgh and return the next
day.
“Sometimes it’s tough.
You’re getting called up and
thrown into the mix right
away,” Williams said. “Every
time I’ve been called up it was
the day of the game. You drive
four hours to get there or fly,
and you try to get there right at
game time and play.
“It’s just something you have
to deal with as a professional.
When you’re name’s called you
hit the road and perform at
your best when you get there.”
Although McDonald hasn’t
been up and down as much as
Williams, he knows how valua-
ble each call-up is, no matter
how disruptive it may be to a
players’ personal life.
His father, Gerry McDonald,
spent two seasons in the early
1980’s bouncing between the
Hartford Whalers in the NHL
and the Binghamton Whalers
of the AHL.
He gave his son a little advice
on how to deal with the uncer-
tainty that comes with playing
pro hockey.
“He always said that you
have to think of every game as a
tryout, and that’s my mindset,”
McDonald said. “You never
has a bit of a different approach
when he gets reassigned. He
said maintaining a strong work
ethic andnot worryingsomuch
about putting up numbers is
the key to getting a return trip
to the NHL.
“I can come down here, score
five goals and it doesn’t mean
it’s going to get me there,” Wil-
liams said. “But if I’m the har-
dest working player, that will
give you the best chance to get
back. You can’t come down and
go through the motions or veer
away from what got you there.
They called you up for a reason
– because you do something
well. That’s the mindset you
need to have.”
McDonald added that it’s al-
so important to leave a lasting
impression while up with the
big club. That can be challeng-
ing, he said, because ice time is
often limited.
That’s why McDonald puts a
lot of emphasis not only in the
games he plays with Pitts-
burgh, but the practices he par-
ticipates in as well.
It even carries over to the
way he conducts himself off the
ice.
“I sat for a couple of games
while I was up there, and I
didn’t want to be moping
around,” McDonaldsaid. “I had
to be positive and work hard in
practice and be good in the
locker room. Whether it gets
noticed I don’t know, but its all
part of being a professional.”
When you are toiling in the minor leagues, you never know
when that big break – a game (or two) in The Show – will come
ALWAYS ON CALL
By TOMVENESKY
tvenesky@timesleader.com
CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER
Colin McDonald and Jason Williams talk during a recent practice at the arena.
CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER
Colin McDonald controls the puck and skates along the boards
during a recent practice.
Jason Williams
has been recalled
to Pittsburgh more
than any other
Penguins this
season. Here’s a
list of all Wilkes-
Barre/Scranton
players that have
been up to Pitts-
burgh this season
and the number of
call-ups, games
played and points:
F Jason Williams
– 5; 8 games, 1-1-2
D Alexandre
Picard – 4; 17,
0-4-4
F Eric Tangradi –
3; 12, 0-0-0
F Colin McDonald
– 2; 5, 0-0-0
D Robert Bortuz-
zo – 2; 6, 0-0-0
F Steve MacIn-
tyre – 2; 11, 0-0-0
D Brian Strait – 2;
1, 0-0-0
D Carl Sneep – 1; 1,
0-1-1
Still on recall:
D Simon Despres
T H E I R I R O N
C I T Y D AY S
C M Y K
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➛ S P O R T S
STORRS, Conn. — Kaleena
Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23
points and third-ranked Connec-
ticut got its 99th consecutive
home victory, beating No. 14
Georgetown 80-38 on Saturday.
Bria Hartley added 18 points
for UConn (23-2, 11-1 Big East),
which held the Hoyas to 25-
percent shooting and 24 points
below their season average.
Sugar Rodgers and Rubylee
Wright each had 10 for George-
town (19-6, 8-4), which lost for
the first time in five games.
The Hoyas led 12-11 midway
through the first half before
UConn took over, outscoring
the Hoyas 51-14 over the next 20
minutes.
Connecticut hasn’t lost at
home since the finals of the
2007 Big East tournament, and
has won 51 consecutive regular-
season conference games at
home.
The Huskies led 31-18 at half-
time, and Kelly Faris’ free throw
gave the Huskies a 30 point lead
with over 12 minutes left.
No. 9 Green Bay 64,
Wright State 59
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Julie
Wojta had career highs of 30
points and 20 rebounds as No. 9
Wisconsin Green Bay bounced
back from its first loss of the
season and beat Wright State.
Wojta, a senior, fell two steals
short of getting her first career
triple-double. Megan Lukan
added 12 points for the Phoenix
(21-1, 11-1 Horizon League).
Green Bay was coming off a
70-58 loss to Detroit on Thurs-
day night.
The Phoenix have not lost
consecutive games since Jan.
21-23, 2010. Green Bay has won
46 of its last 48 games, dating
back to December 2010. Its
other loss came to Baylor, cur-
rently No. 1, in the regional
semifinals of the NCAA tourna-
ment last season.
No. 20 Louisville 89,
Syracuse 62
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Becky
Burke made eight of Louisville’s
school-record 18 3s and scored a
career-high 28 points as the No.
20 Cardinals beat Syracuse.
Burke tied a team record with
her 3s. The senior had been
scoreless in her last two games.
Shoni Schimmel added six 3s
as Louisville (18-7, 7-5 Big East)
stopped a three-game losing
streak. She had 20 points and 10
assists.
The Cardinals broke the previ-
ous school mark of 14 3-point-
ers. Asia Taylor added 12 points
and nine rebounds for Louis-
ville.
No. 19 Gonzaga 79,
San Francisco 59
SAN FRANCISCO — Katelan
Redmon scored 18 points, Kayla
Standish recorded her third
consecutive double-double and
No. 19 Gonzaga bounced back
from its worst conference loss in
a decade to beat San Francisco.
Jazmine Redmon added 10
points for the Bulldogs (22-4,
11-2), who moved into sole pos-
session of first place in the West
Coast Conference, one-half
game ahead of BYU.
Two days after losing to the
Cougars by 30 points, Gonzaga
didn’t have any problem hand-
ling the smaller Dons on the
road and led by as much as 29
before coach Kelly Graves emp-
tied his bench.
No. 25 St. Bonaventure 56,
Dayton 55
DAYTON, Ohio — Megan
Van Tatenhove scored on a
spinning jumper in the lane with
23 seconds left to give No. 25
St. Bonaventure a win over
Dayton.
Justine Raterman’s 3-point
attempt at the final buzzer was
short for the Flyers.
Van Tatenhove scored 17
points to help St. Bonaventure
(24-2, 11-0 Atlantic 10) get its
13th straight win overall and
12th consecutive on the road.
WO M E N ’ S H O O P S
Huskies’
home run
reaches
99 games
The Associated Press
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Scoop
Jardine sparked a game-decid-
ing rally with 3-pointers on
consecutive possessions in the
closing minutes, and No. 2
Syracuse beat Connecticut
85-67 on Saturday.
Jardine had a season-high 21
points as Syracuse (25-1, 12-1
Big East) earned its fifth con-
secutive win since suffering its
only loss of the season at Notre
Dame.
Connnecticut trailed the
entire second half but closed to
63-61 on a free throw by Tyler
Olander with 6:26 to go.
Jardine, who had six assists
and only one turnover, then hit
3-pointers from the right side as
the Orange closed the game
with a 19-3 surge. Jardine also
hit a layup and another 3 from
the top of the key to key the
rally. Jeremy Lamb scored 18
points for Connecticut (15-9,
5-7).
No. 1 Kentucky 69,
Vanderbilt 63
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Doron
Lamb hit a 3-pointer with 3:18
left to put No. 1 Kentucky ahead
to stay, and the Wildcats took a
big step toward a Southeastern
Conference regular-season title
by beating Vanderbilt 69-63
Saturday night for their 17th
straight win.
Kentucky (25-1, 11-0) dis-
rupted Vanderbilt with aggres-
sive defense in the first half,
and the Wildcats held off a
furious charge in a sold-out and
electric Memorial Gym by
scoring the final eight points of
the game.
No. 4 Missouri 72,
No. 6 Baylor 57
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Phil
Pressey scored 19 points, mak-
ing four of No. 4 Missouri’s
season-best 14 3-pointers, and
the Tigers beat Baylor.
Sixth man Michael Dixon
also had four 3-pointers and
Marcus Denmon added three
for Missouri (23-2, 10-2 Big 12),
which shot 50 percent from
long range.
Missouri is 14-0 at home and
got an easier test a week after
needing an 11-0 run to beat
Kansas by three. Both games
were sellouts although the
matchup against Baylor (21-4,
8-4), carrying a higher ranking,
failed to match that atmo-
sphere.
No. 5 North Carolina 70,
No. 19 Virginia 52
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Tyler
Zeller had 25 points and nine
rebounds to help No. 5 North
Carolina beat No. 19 Virginia.
Harrison Barnes added 14
points and 11 rebounds for the
Tar Heels (21-4, 8-2 Atlantic
Coast Conference), who re-
grouped from Wednesday
night’s stunning loss to rival
Duke on a last-second 3-pointer.
North Carolina blew the game
open with a 22-5 run that start-
ed early in the second half, with
Zeller scoring seven points
during the spurt that pushed
the Tar Heels to a 15-point lead
with about 6
1
⁄2 minutes left.
No. 7 Kansas 81,
Oklahoma State 66
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Jeff
Withey and Thomas Robinson
each logged impressive double-
doubles for No. 7 Kansas, which
wasted a big chunk of a 29-
point second-half cushion be-
fore pulling away for a victory
over Oklahoma State.
Withey finished with 18
points and a career-best 20
rebounds, while Robinson bur-
nished his player of the year
credentials with 24 points and
14 boards for his 18th double-
double of the season.
Tennessee 75,
No. 8 Florida 70
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Trae
Golden scored 17 points, Je-
ronne Maymon added 15 points
and 11 rebounds, and Tennessee
upset No. 8 Florida, ending the
Gators’ home-winning streak at
19.
Coming off a 20-point loss at
top-ranked Kentucky and wear-
ing gray uniforms to commemo-
rate the program’s back-to-back
national championships in 2006
and 2007, Florida trailed by
double digits early and never
mustered anything resembling
a comeback.
No. 9 Murray State 82,
Austin Peay 62
MURRAY, Ky. — Isaiah Ca-
naan had 23 points and six
assists as No. 9 Murray State
bounced back from its first loss
of the season to beat Austin
Peay 82-62 on Saturday night.
Ivan Aska and Jewuan Long
added 12 points for the Racers
(24-1, 12-1 Ohio Valley Confer-
ence). On Thursday night,
Murray State became the last
team in Division I to lose this
season when it fell to Tennessee
State.
No. 10 Duke 73, Maryland 55
DURHAM, N.C. — Miles
Plumlee had 13 points and a
career-high 22 rebounds, and
No. 10 Duke pulled away to
beat Maryland.
Seth Curry scored 19 points
and Mason Plumlee added 16
points and 10 rebounds while
big brother Miles became the
first Duke player with 20 re-
bounds since Elton Brand in
1998.
The Blue Devils (21-4, 8-2
Atlantic Coast Conference)
followed up their last-second
victory over rival North Car-
olina with their fifth straight
victory in the series. They built
a 48-33 rebounding advantage
but struggled to separate them-
selves on the scoreboard until
they closed the game with a
13-2 run.
No. 14 UNLV 65,
No. 13 San Diego State 63
LAS VEGAS — Mike Moser
scored 19 points and made a
key steal that sent No. 14 UNLV
past No. 13 San Diego State.
The Runnin’ Rebels (22-4, 6-2
Mountain West) had several
defensive stops in the closing
minute to win.
Moser’s steal and pass set up
Anthony Marshall for the go-
ahead layup. Moser missed his
first five shots before finding his
touch.
No. 15 Florida State 64,
Miami 59
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —
Bernard James scored 15 of his
18 points in the second half and
No. 15 Florida State snapped
Miami’s five-game winning
streak.
Michael Snaer had 12 points
and Ian Miller finished with 11
for Florida State (17-7, 8-2 At-
lantic Coast Conference), which
bounced back from a disap-
pointing 64-60 loss at Boston
College on Wednesday.
Wichita St. 89,
No. 17 Creighton 68
OMAHA, Neb. — Joe Rag-
land scored 24 points, Ben
Smith matched his career high
with 22 and Wichita State
moved a step closer to the Mis-
souri Valley Conference regular-
season championship on Sat-
urday with a victory over No. 17
Creighton.
Wichita State (22-4, 13-2) has
won 12 of its last 13 games and
20 of 22, while the Bluejays
(21-5, 11-4) have lost three
straight.
No. 18 Marquette 95,
Cincinnati 78
MILWAUKEE — Darius
Johnson-Odom and Jae Crowd-
er scored 23 points each, help-
ing No. 18 Marquette beat Cin-
cinnati.
Jamil Wilson added 15 points
for the Golden Eagles (21-5,
10-3 Big East), who have won
nine of their last 10 games.
JaQuon Parker and Dion
Dixon scored 15 points each for
the Bearcats (17-8, 7-5), who
had won two straight coming
into Saturday’s game.
Georgia 70,
No. 20 Mississippi St. 68, OT
STARKVILLE, Miss. — Ken-
tavious Caldwell-Pope scored
20 points, including a crucial
3-pointer late in overtime, and
Georgia beat No. 20 Mississippi
State.
Georgia (12-12, 3-7) earned
its first Southeastern Confer-
ence road win this season and
only its second road victory
overall. Gerald Robinson Jr.
added 13 points, including eight
in overtime. Dustin Ware had
11.
No. 24 Louisville 77,
West Virginia 74
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —
Kyle Kuric scored 17 points to
lead five Louisville players in
double figures and No. 24
Louisville beat slumping West
Virginia.
Louisville (20-5, 8-4 Big East)
extended its winning streak to
six games.
Princeton 70,
No. 25 Harvard 62
PRINCETON, N.J. — Ian
Hummer had 20 points and
Princeton beat No. 25 Harvard,
handing the Crimson their first
Ivy League loss of the season.
T.J. Bray added 12 points for
the Tigers (13-10, 4-3), who
defeated the Crimson at home
for the 24th straight time. Prin-
ceton has not lost to Harvard at
Jadwin Gym since 1989.
Penn State 67, Nebraska 51
STATE COLLEGE — Tim
Frazier scored 23 points and
pulled down 10 rebounds as
Penn State snapped a five-game
losing streak and defeated Ne-
braska.
The junior recorded his fifth
double-double of the season
and was one assist shy of a
triple-double.
Penn State senior Cammeron
Woodyard chipped in with 14
points and tied a career-high
with four 3-pointers to help the
Nittany Lions (11-15, 3-10 Big
Ten) secure their first win since
January 19. Jermaine Marshall
also chipped in with 12 points.
Notre Dame 84, DePaul 76
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jerian
Grant and Jack Cooley scored
22 points each and Notre Dame
held off DePaul for its sixth win
in a row.
Cooley also had 14 rebounds
and Grant scored 15 of his
points in the second half when
the Irish (17-8, 9-3 Big East)
finally broke away from the
Blue Demons.
Clemson 78, Wake Forest 58
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. —
Tanner Smith had 20 points and
five assists to help Clemson pull
away for a victory over Wake
Forest.
Bucknell 90, Lafayette 78
LEWISBURG — Mike Mus-
cala scored 24 points and Joe
Willman added 17 to lead Buck-
nell past Lafayette and to its
12th straight win.
Drexel 78, Hofstra 67
PHILADELPHIA — Chris
Fouch scored 25 points and
Frantz Massenat added 20 as
Drexel beat Hofstra en route to
its 14th straight win.
M E N ’ S C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L
Syracuse rides sharpshooting Jardine
The Associated Press
AP PHOTO
Syracuse’s Dion Waiters, left, drives against Connecticut’s Niels Giffey during the first half Saturday in Syracuse, N.Y.
30 points, totaled just 12.
The Spartans held the Buck-
eyes almost 30 points under
their average of 76.9 points a
game. Ohio State shot just 26
percent fromthe field(14for 53).
Ahead 35-25 at the half, the
Spartans weathered an early
Ohio State assault.
A quick field goal by Thomas
and two Sullinger free throws
pulled the Buckeyes within six,
but it was alsoapparent that Sull-
inger, in particular, was growing
frustrated by the defensive focus
from the Spartans. He yelled af-
ter being fouled by Payne at the
18:27 mark, with Green then
knocking the ball out of his
hands.
Later, Sullinger and Green
ended up on the floor after tan-
gling on a rebound. But that was
the last skirmish between the
two frontrunners for Big Ten
player of the year.
Sullinger finished with 10
turnovers — Ohio State totaled
15.
Green had nine rebounds, two
assists and a steal to go with his
12 points. He drew extra atten-
tion every time he touched the
ball, but Ohio State was not able
to neutralize himas the Spartans
did Sullinger.
Despite the early surge by
Ohio State, things still didn’t
change for the Spartans. Sullin-
ger seldom if ever got an open
viewof the hoop and Buford and
Thomas failedtorelievethepres-
sure by hitting perimeter shots.
Buford had what appeared to
be an open lane to the basket but
Payne blocked the shot, with Ap-
plingscoringquicklyat the other
end to make it 44-34.
Swapping body blows and oc-
casional buckets, the teams sol-
diered on. Ohio State pulled to
44-40 on a 15-footer by Sullinger,
but Appling hit two free throws
and Nix coaxed in a baby hook to
push the lead back to eight and
set up a wild last 4 1/2 minutes.
Payne banking in a shot over
Sullinger, before Sullinger was
called for a charge to pick up his
fourth foul. That caused Ohio
State coach Thad Matta to call
over official Mike Kitts to com-
plain before a media timeout.
Green then drove the baseline
on Thomas for a layup to stretch
the lead to 10.
Ohio State never got closer
than eight again.
The teams will meet again in
the regular-season finale on
March 4 in East Lansing, Mich.
TheBuckeyes hadwonthelast
three meetings, although Michi-
gan State has nowwon six of the
last eight in Columbus.
There were few surprises in a
first half that was both physical
and dominated by defense.
Payne made all five of his shots
from the field and led all scorers
with 11 points. At the other end,
the Spartans surrounded Sullin-
ger whenever he got the ball low.
As aresult, hewas just 2of 6from
the field with some awkward at-
tempts in traffic. He did have
nine points and eight rebounds,
but alsowas forcedintofive turn-
overs.
With Ohio State ahead 9-4 af-
ter the opening 5 minutes, the
Spartans stepped up their defen-
sive pressure. The Buckeyes did
not have a field goal for more
than 9 minutes while Michigan
State outscored them18-7 — all
seven points coming at the line.
Ohio State had not lost at
home since falling to Purdue two
years ago.
SPARTANS
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PAGE 6C SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012 THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com
➛ S P O R T S
PHILADELPHIA — Ryan
Callahan scored three goals,
helping the New York Rangers
continue their dominance
over Philadelphia with a 5-2
victory on Saturday.
Marian Gaborik and Artem
Anisimov also had goals for
the Eastern Conference-lead-
ing Rangers, who’ve won
seven straight against the
Flyers.
It was a rare display on
special teams that catapulted
the Rangers to their second
victory over Philadelphia in
seven days. New York had a
season-high three goals on the
power play and improved to
5-0 against the Flyers this
season, including a 3-2 win in
the Winter Classic.
The Rangers increased their
lead to six points over the
Flyers in the Atlantic Division
and also have two games in
hand.
Claude Giroux and Wayne
Simmonds had Philadelphia’s
goals. The Flyers have lost
four of five.
Penguins 8, Jets 5
PITTSBURGH — Evgeni
Malkin added to his NHL-
leading point total, scoring a
goal and dishing out four
assists as the Pittsburgh Pen-
guins rolled past the Winni-
peg Jets.
Kris Letang scored twice
and had an assist for the Pen-
guins. Richard Park notched
his 100th career NHL goal,
and Jordan Staal scored in his
first game after missing more
than a month with a left knee
injury.
James Neal, Chris Kunitz
and Dustin Jeffery also scored
for the Penguins, who erased
an early 2-0 deficit and won
their fifth straight home
game.
Islanders 2, Kings 1, OT
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Mark
Streit’s goal 1:36 into overtime
lifted the New York Islanders
over the Los Angeles Kings.
The Islanders captain split
the Kings defense and beat
goalie Jonathan Quick with a
backhander for this fifth goal
this season. Matt Moulson
and Andrew MacDonald
earned assists.
The Islanders (23-23-8)
improved to 7-2-2 in their last
11 games, but the Kings (26-
19-11) continued to struggle
on their six-game road trip.
Michael Grabner scored his
15th goal at 6:52 of the first,
sliding a loose puck past
Quick.
Andrei Loktionov scored his
first goal of the season to tie it
for the Kings at 5:20 of the
second period. The rebound
goal originally was credited to
captain Dustin Brown.
Panthers 3, Devils 1
NEWARK, N.J. — Scott
Clemmensen stopped 27
shots against his former team
and the Florida Panthers beat
the New Jersey Devils.
Sean Bergenheim, Kris
Versteeg and Mikael Samuels-
son scored for the Panthers,
who have won four of six.
Florida stretched its South-
east Division-lead over Wash-
ington to two points with just
its second road win in 12
games.
Steve Bernier scored for the
Devils and Martin Brodeur
made 18 saves, but New Jer-
sey has lost two straight for
the first time since a three-
game skid from Jan. 19-24.
Bruins 4, Predators 3, SO
BOSTON — Tyler Seguin
and Patrice Bergeron scored
shootout goals to lift the Bos-
ton Bruins to a win over the
Nashville Predators.
Boston forced overtime
when Milan Lucic scored a
power-play goal with 67 sec-
onds left in regulation after
goalie Tim Thomas was
pulled for an extra skater.
Daniel Paille and Bergeron
also scored for the Bruins,
who had lost seven of 12.
Thomas stopped 19 shots in
regulation, and then turned
aside Sergei Kostitsyn and
Martin Erat in the shootout.
Oilers 4, Senators 3
OTTAWA — Taylor Hall
scored 17 seconds into over-
time and the Edmonton Oilers
snapped a two-game losing
streak with a win over the
Ottawa Senators.
Hall backhanded a rebound
past Craig Anderson for his
19th goal as Edmonton im-
proved to 5-2-1 in its last eight
games.
Magnus Paajarvi scored his
first goal of the season and
assisted on Shawn Horcoff’s
tally 42 seconds into the third.
Horcoff also assisted on Hall’s
goal.
Lightning 2, Sabres 1
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Steven
Stamkos had a goal and assist,
and the resurgent Tampa Bay
Lightning beat the Buffalo
Sabres for their seventh win
in 10 games.
Mathieu Garon made 26
saves, and Steve Downie also
scored during the Lightning’s
two-goal second period. Tam-
pa Bay (24-24-6) is on a 7-1-2
roll and has earned at least a
point in a season-high four
straight road games (3-0-1).
Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 0
TORONTO — Carey Price
turned aside 32 shots, and the
Montreal Canadiens ham-
mered Toronto after the Ma-
ple Leafs retired the number
of longtime former captain
Mats Sundin.
It was the third straight loss
for the Maple Leafs, who
remained in eighth place in
the Eastern Conference. Mon-
treal has won four in a row
and is seven points back of
the postseason cutoff.
Erik Cole, Rene Bourque,
Max Pacioretty, Lars Eller and
Mathieu Darche scored goals
for the Canadiens (23-24-9).
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AP PHOTO
New York Rangers’ Marian Gaborik and Ryan Callahan celebrate with teammates after Gabo-
rik’s goal as Philadelphia Flyers’ Sean Couturier skates by in the first period Saturday.
Rangers ground Flyers again
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And with five birdies in a six-
hole stretch, he went fromthe pe-
riphery of contention to the thick
of it Saturdayinthe Pebble Beach
National Pro-Am, another step
toward showing his game is on
the way back.
“Looked like I was having a
tough time making par, and I was
making birdie, and off we go,”
Woods said. “Sometimes, we
need those types of momentum
swings in a round, and from
there, I made some putts.”
If nothing else, he made it in-
teresting going into the final
round of his PGA Tour debut.
Charlie Wi playedbogey-free at
Spyglass Hill for a 3-under 69 to
build a three-shot lead over Ken
Duke, who had a 65 on the Shore
Course at Monterey Peninsula.
Woods had a 5-under 67, his
best Saturday score on the PGA
Tour since the 2010 U.S. Open at
Pebble Beach, and climbed with-
in four shots of the lead. It’s the
closest he has been to a 54-hole
leader on the PGATour since the
2010 Masters.
Saturday at Pebble is all about
thestars, as CBSSports tradition-
ally devotes its coverage to celeb-
rities, from Ray Romano to Bill
Murray dressed in camouflage
while throwing a football to for-
mer San Francisco 49ers lineman
Harris Barton.
Sunday will have some star
power of its own.
Not only is Woods in the penul-
timate group — right in front of
two players who have never won
on the PGA Tour — he will be in
the same group as longtime nem-
esis Phil Mickelson, who hada 70
at Pebble Beach despite playing
the par 5s in 1 over.
Still inthe mixis two-time Peb-
bleBeachchampionDustinJohn-
son, former world No. 1 Vijay
Singh and three-time major
champion Padraig Harrington,
who was two shots off the lead at
one point until a sloppy finish at
Spyglass for a 72.
Wi is 0-for-162onthe PGATour
andnowhas tofacehis demons of
self-doubt — along with a famil-
iar force in golf.
Woods couldn’t convert a share
of the third-round lead with Rob-
ert Rock two weeks ago in Abu
Dhabi, but he is showing an up-
ward trend. He has given himself
a chance to win on the back nine
of his last four stroke-play tourna-
ments.
With a new swing, it’s starting
to look like the old Tiger.
“But the scenario doesn’t
change,” Woods said. “The ulti-
mate goal is to win a golf tourna-
ment.”
That’s something Wi has never
done. He was at 15-under 199,
and he has a 54-hole lead for only
the secondtime ontour. He hada
one-shot lead at Colonial last
year and was runner-up to David
Toms.
This time, Wi will be in the last
group with someone in a familiar
spot. Duke is winless in 142
starts.
The last two weeks haven’t
been too kind to 54-hole leaders,
either. Kyle Stanley lost a five-
shot lead at Torrey Pines, and
Spencer Levin blew a six-shot
lead the following week in the
Phoenix Open. Both were going
for their first PGA Tour win.
Your turn, Charlie.
“I haven’t really thought about
that,” Wi said, when asked if it
were a blessing or a burden to be
in front. “But I enjoy being in the
lead. It’s a lot more fun than try-
ing to come from behind. I know
that tonight is going to be very
exciting, and I’m sure I won’t
sleep as well as if I’m in 50th
place. But that’s what we play for,
and I’m really excited.”
Woods was at 11-under 203,
having lost some momentum on
the front nine at Pebble by mis-
sing a few fairways and hitting
some ordinary wedge shots. He
closed with seven pars.
Mickelson was at 9-under 205,
along with Johnson and Hunter
Mahan. Harrington was at 206,
while another stroke back were
Singh and Geoff Ogilvy.
Wi is No. 175 in the world,
while Duke is at No. 258. They
have combined for 304 starts
without a win. Right behind
them are Woods and Mickelson,
who have combinedfor18 majors
and 110 PGA Tour wins.
With a short burst of birdies, it
lookedas thoughWoods was hav-
ing a blast.
WOODS
Continued from Page 1C
CLEVELAND — Jrue Holli-
day scored 20 points to lead six
Philadelphia players in double
figures as the 76ers rolled to a
99-84 win over the short-hand-
ed Cleveland Cavaliers on Sat-
urday night.
Philadelphia bounced back
from a difficult home loss to the
Los Angeles Clippers on Friday
night to break a season-high
two-game losing streak.
Cleveland, which dropped an
overtime decision to Milwaukee
at home on Friday, played with-
out two of its three leading
scorers. The team announced
before the game that center
Anderson Varejao will be side-
lined indefinitely because of a
broken right wrist sustained
Friday. Rookie point guard
Kyrie Irving missed his third
straight game with a concus-
sion.
Antawn Jamison led Cleve-
land with 20 points, while Ra-
mon Sessions — starting in
place of Irving — scored 19
points and had eight assists.
Lou Williams scored 19 points
and Thaddeus Young added 16
for Philadelphia.
Clippers 111, Bobcats 86
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Chris
Paul, Blake Griffin, and
DeAndre Jordan all had double-
doubles after three quarters as
the Los Angeles Clippers hand-
ed the dreadful Charlotte Bob-
cats yet another lopsided loss.
Paul toyed with the Bobcats,
finishing with 18 points and 14
assists in only 28 minutes.
Kemba Walker had 19 points
for the Bobcats, who’ve lost a
franchise-record 14 straight and
are on pace to match a dubious
NBA record.
At 3-24, the Bobcats’ winning
percentage (.125) equals that of
the NBA’s all-time worst fran-
chise, the 1972-73 Philadelphia
76ers. The 76ers finished 9-72.
Nuggets 113, Pacers 109
INDIANAPOLIS — Ty Law-
son scored 27 points to lead the
Denver Nuggets to a win over
the Indiana Pacers.
Danny Granger scored 26
points for the Pacers, who have
lost four of five.
N B A
Holliday leads six in double figures as balanced attack lifts Sixers
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Soccer has been taking Crest-
wood’s Hannah Coffin places for
years.
Now it will take her to Alaba-
ma-Birmingham, where she will
play Division I soccer and con-
tinue her studies.
“I’ve been to a lot of show-
cases all around the country, and
I’ve gotten a lot of exposure,”
Coffin said. “I’m thrilled with it
(UAB). It’s down south, warm,
and has my major. I’m going to
be a biology major and stay on
after for med school. My goal is
to become an orthopedic sur-
geon.”
The Blazers feature a young
team, with only two juniors on
the roster in 2011. Coffin is part
of a large recruiting class – 10
athletes in all – and is the only
member of the team from north
of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Though she didn’t start play-
ing soccer until she was 12, the
daughter of Daniel and Diane
Coffin is now playing in one of
the biggest leagues in the coun-
try, Conference USA.
“I think I’m the farthest north
(of any of the recruits),” Coffin
said. “I’ve been playing for a club
team out of Baltimore, Md., so
I’m used to traveling.”
Coffin has been a multisport
standout for Crestwood, though
soccer has been her passion. She
has been an all-star with the
Comets cross country program
after posting four top-20 finishes
at the District 2 championships.
She has qualified for the PIAA
state track meet as a distance
runner.
She even made history by be-
coming the first female player
on the Crestwood football team,
joining the Comets as a placek-
icker and converting a number
of PATs during the fall.
But she is now officially a col-
legiate soccer player as she
looks forward to her senior sea-
son at Crestwood.
“Being committed is a big
weight off my shoulders, and my
parents’ shoulders,” Coffin said.
“I think we should compete for a
district title this year. I can focus
on that instead of being con-
cerned with juggling two teams
and communicating with two
different coaches all the time.”
Her passion for all sports
shines through in her hard work
and determination to be suc-
cessful. It also shows in her spir-
it of giving and consideration of
those less fortunate than her.
Her senior project includes
teaming with the US Soccer
Foundation’s Passback Pro-
gram, which collects new and
used soccer equipment and dis-
tributes it to those who other-
wise would go without, whether
locally or nationally.
She currently has dropboxes
at all schools in the Crestwood
school system for “anything a
soccer player can use” – from
balls and shin guards to water
bottles and jerseys. Her collec-
tion drive ends Monday after-
noon.
H I G H S C H O O L S O C C E R
Comets’ Coffin
heading to UAB
Crestwood standout joins
Blazers, who only had two
juniors on 2011 roster.
By JOHN MEDEIROS
jmedeiros@timesleader.com
Aaron Williams scored 19
points Saturday afternoontolead
a balanced attack that carried the
defending champion Rochester
RazorSharks to an easy 110-88
Premier Basketball League victo-
ry over the Scranton/Wilkes-
Barre Steamers.
The loss was the worst for the
first-year Steamers (4-4), whose
previous largest defeat was by
nine points in Rochester in the
New Year’s Eve opener.
TheSteamers sufferedthrough
a miserable shooting day. They
were just 13-for-31 from the line.
They also hit only three of 21 at-
tempts from 3-point range while
Rochester was also struggling to
a 4-for-18 effort.
Tasheed Carr added 17 points
and eight players scored at least
seven points as Rochester im-
proved to 8-1, including 3-0
against second-place Scranton/
Wilkes-Barre.
Lionel Armstead, a former
West Virginia University guard,
had a team-high 14 points in his
second game with the Steamers.
Rob Robinson added 12 points
and 14 rebounds.
Tyler Bullock and Chris Com-
mons had 11 points each.
Rochester held Vinny Simpson
to eight points and five assists.
Simpson is averaging 24.4 points
and 9.0 assists in five games
against other teams but just 16.7
points and 3.7 assists in three
games against the RazorSharks.
P B L B A S K E T B A L L
SWB Steamers suffer loss
of historic proportions
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And “Hank the Tank” caught two
passes for 19 yards, steamrolling
through New England on an im-
pressive 11-yard catch that
prompted commentator Chris
Collinsworth to criticize the Pa-
triots for poor tackling.
Maybe it was just unstoppable
effort that took Hynoski and his
Giants teammates all the way to
last Tuesday’s parade of cham-
pions through New York.
“The parade was unbelieva-
ble,” Hynoski said. “Best day ev-
er. It was awesome. There were
2.3 million people lining the
streets. Everyone was goingnuts,
flipping out.”
This may sound crazy, but Hy-
noski swears by it.
To arrive at this place where he
always dreamed of going, it was
important that Henry Hynoski
never forgot where he came from.
RING
Continued from Page 1C
Paul Sokoloski is a Times Leader
sports columnist. You may reach him
at 970-7109 or email him at psoko-
loski@timesleader.com.
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➛ S P O R T S
Todd Eagles’ putback basket
with three seconds left broke a
tie and gave the Wilkes men’s
basketball team a key 68-64
Freedom Conference road
victory against Eastern on
Saturday.
Eagles’ rebound of a Jourdon
Wilson miss was the difference,
thwarting a late rally by the
Eagles. The win pushed the
Colonels (15-7, 8-4) a game
ahead of Eastern for second
place with two left to play. The
top two seeds host a Freedom
Conference semifinal game on
Feb. 22.
Wilkes senior center Kendall
Hinze scored a season-high 26
points on 9-of-10 shooting and
added 10 rebounds for a dou-
ble-double. Wilson followed
with 16 points as the Colonels
finished the game 23-of-43 (54
percent) from the field.
Misericordia 86,
Delaware Valley 66
The Cougars’ hot streak
continued as they shot 57 per-
cent from the floor, racing past
the Aggies for their eighth
straight win.
With the win, Misericordia
clinched a berth in the up-
coming Freedom Conference
tournament and remained in
first place in the standings, a
game ahead of Wilkes with two
left to play.
Misericordia (17-6, 9-3) got a
big performance from the
frontcourt as Steve Artzerou-
nian turned in a double-double
(24 points, 14 rebounds) while
Ethan Eichhorst added 21
points.
Matt Greene (16 points, six
assists) and Jeff Slanovec (10
points, seven assists) also
finished in double figures.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Misericordia 62,
Delaware Valley 55
Jesse Robinson’s 20 points
and 10 rebounds lifted the
Cougars to a road win and
remain in line for a home game
in the Freedom Conference
tournament.
Misericordia (14-9, 9-3)
stayed a game ahead of Eastern
and DeSales for second place
with the victory.
Christine Marks (15 points)
and Tyann McDaniel (10)
helped with the scoring effort.
Marks came through down the
stretch, scoring seven of the
Cougars’ final 11 points to
break a tie with the Devils.
Eastern 67, Wilkes 41
The Eagles led by as many as
35 points in the second half en
route to a win over the Lady
Colonels (6-17, 1-11).
Megan Kazmerski led Wilkes
with a double-double (10
points, 10 rebounds) while
freshmen Elena Stambone
(nine points) and Allison
Walsh (11 rebounds) chipped
in.
WRESTLING
Colonels sweep quad-meet
Wilkes rebounded from a
tough loss to No. 5 Ithaca on
Friday with three dual wins
Saturday.
The 19th-ranked Colonels
defeated host McDaniel (33-6),
Ursinus (24-18) and UMBC
(20-15) to improve to 18-4 in
duals on the season.
Michael Fleck (125 pounds),
Myzar Mendoza (133) and
Dustin Stough (174) finished
the day with perfect 3-0 re-
cords.
Hunter 32, King’s 11
Aaron Perez (125 pounds),
Shane Stark (174) and Mike
Reilly (184) picked up wins for
the Monarchs in the road loss.
Reilly, a reigning All-Amer-
ican, improved to 24-2 on the
season with a technical fall on
Saturday.
MEN’S SWIMMING
MAC Championships
Misericordia is currently in
second place after two days of
the Middle Atlantic Confer-
ence Championships at the
Wilkes-Barre CYC. The Cou-
gars have 483.5 points and trail
Albright (543) heading into
the final day.
Matt Essington, Brad Tho-
mas, Matt Moates and Peter
Kolokithias closed the evening
with a school record (7:06.97)
while winning the 800 free
relay and Kolokithias was sec-
ond in the 200 free with anoth-
er school record (1:46.35).
Adam Grzech was third in
the 100 back (52.96) after
breaking his own school record
in the prelims (52.26).
King’s set one school record
and stands in sixth place in the
MAC Championships
In the 800-freestyle relay, the
King’s team of Kyle Newton,
Mike Sweeney, Justin Weilert,
and Brian Matylewicz posted a
school-record time of 7:35.30.
WOMEN’S SWIMMING
MAC Championships
The Lady Cougars are in
third place after the second
day of the MAC Champion-
ships. Misericordia has 396.5
points, and trails Albright
(423) and Widener (415).
Bree Grzech, Amanda
Stammherr, Brittany Luzik and
Aryn Zimmerman finished
second with a school record
(1:49.73) in the 200 medley
relay. Grzech also finished
second in the 100 back (59.93)
after setting a new school re-
cord in the preliminaries
(59.49).
Luzik was third while break-
ing her own school record in
the 100 fly (58.61). Chelsea
Mixon, Dana Hallam, Kianna
Ramirez and Jess Grant set a
school record (8:08.61) while
finishing third in the 800 free
relay.
King’s broke four school-
records and currently stands
seventh at the MAC Champion-
ships.
During the preliminary
round, Kimmie Brino qualified
for the finals with a school-
record time of 1:03.18. In the
women’s 800 freestyle relay,
Patricia Manning, Brino, Car-
oline Fitch, and Shannon John-
son were sixth with a school-
record time of 8:27 while
Amanda Casey broke the
school record in the prelimin-
aries with a time of 1:04.76 in
the 100 backstroke.
In the 200-medley relay, Man-
ning, Brino, Casey, and Macaw-
ley Brown were seventh with a
school-record time of 1:58.20.
L O C A L C O L L E G E R O U N D U P
Late basket propels Wilkes
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cent and trailing 20-19 at half-
time.
Midway through the second
half, the Valiants (7-15, 2-10)
took a 29-28 lead before Carlin’s
first three of the day put King’s
back in front for good.
The Lady Monarchs have al-
ready clinched the top seed in
the upcoming Freedom Confer-
ence tournament and debuted at
No. 3 in the Mid-Atlantic Region
ranking at the start of the week.
MANHATTANVILLE (41): Turner 4-15 3-5 11,
Vaiano 0-2 0-0 0, Hyjek 4-10 2-3 10, T. Wilson 4-13
1-2 10, McSharar 0-6 0-0 0, Sullivan 0-1 0-0 0, N.
Robinson 1-2 0-0 2, Dagen 1-6 0-0 2, D. Wilson 0-3
0-0 0, Caiazzo 2-2 0-2 4, Felder 1-2 0-0 2, S. Rob-
inson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-62 6-12 41.
KING'S(53): Magan 0-2 0-2 0, Simcox 3-11 1-2
9, Muscatell 1-24-46, Carlin5-142-415, Malloy 0-2
2-4 2, Rader 1-10 0-0 3, Davies 0-1 0-0 0, Dahl 2-4
3-37, Michaels 3-121-87, Atchison0-20-00, Man-
ning 2-9 0-2 4. Totals 17-69 13-29 53.
Halftime— Manhattanville, 20-19
3-point fieldgoals—MVC1-14 (T. Wilson 1-6,
Turner 0-1, Sullivan0-1, N. Robinson0-1, D. Wilson
0-1, Vaiano 0-2, Dagen 0-2); KC 6-23 (Carlin 3-5,
Simcox2-5, Rader 1-6, Dahl 0-1, Magan0-2, Malloy
0-2, Michaels 0-2)
King’s men end skid
Call it a mental health day for
the Monarchs.
After three weeks of close loss-
es, King’s sent its seniors out in
style, breaking a seven-game los-
ing streak with an impressive 79-
54 thumping of Manhattanville
onSaturday at ScandlonGymna-
sium.
It was the final home game for
three senior captains, as reserve
Eric Brown joined Kyle Stack-
house and Nick Reisig in the
starting lineup. Stackhouse is
finishing his fourth season as the
Monarchs’ starting point guard.
“I thought our motion offense
actually was the best it lookedall
year,” King’s coach J.P. Andrejko
said. “The ball was moving, we
were finding openpeople andwe
were doing all the things we’ve
beenworking onandworking on
day after day. Andthat’s good. To
continue to see progress is
good.”
That’s what Andrejko and his
coaching staff will be looking at
heading into the final two games
of the season against local rivals
Misericordia and Wilkes. The
Monarchs (9-14, 4-8) were elim-
inated from contention for the
Freedom Conference tourna-
ment earlier in the week.
Sophomore Kyle Hammonds
led all players with 20 points on
7-of-11 shooting, adding four
steals. Matt Fiorino was 4-for-4
on three-pointers for 16 points
off the bench. TimO’Shea added
10 and five rebounds.
A slow start on offense for
both sides was quickly forgotten
as King’s blazedpast theValiants
on 48 percent shooting in the
first half, including 6-of-10 from
behind the arc.
When the blitz ended at half-
time, the Monarchs led 45-25
and never let Manhattanville
(10-13, 4-8) backintothecontest.
The Valiants only got as close as
16 points in the final 20 minutes.
MANHATTANVILLE(54): Flynn0-20-00, Ven-
tura 0-3 2-2 2, Pointer 3-7 0-0 6, Blackmon 0-3 0-0
0, Bramswig4-60-08, Murray 1-64-46, Mazzei 4-6
0-09, Bertucci 3-82-39, Zohar 1-20-03, McGowan
0-0 0-0 0, Vargas 0-1 0-0 0, Campbell 1-4 1-2 3,
Jovicic 1-3 1-3 4, Railton-Woodcock 2-4 0-0 4,
Emanuilidis 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-55 10-14 54.
KING'S(79): Stackhouse1-30-22, Hammonds
7-11 4-4 20, Brown 0-3 1-2 1, Reisig 3-6 2-2 9, Oak-
ley 0-13-43, Fiorino4-54-416, Sam0-20-00, Caf-
frey 1-4 0-0 2, Womack 1-5 1-2 3, O’Shea 4-7 2-3
10, Foster 2-7 2-2 8, Winder 2-5 1-3 5, Douglas 0-0
0-00, Gilmore0-00-00, Uhl 0-10-00, Gates0-10-0
0. Totals 25-61 20-28 79.
Halftime— King’s, 45-25
3-point field goals— MVC 4-19 (Zohar 1-1,
Mazzei 1-2, Bertucci 1-2, Jovicic 1-3, Pointer 0-1,
Vargas 0-1, Flynn 0-2, Murray 0-2, Campbell 0-2,
Ventura0-3); KC9-23(Fiorino4-4, Hammonds 2-3,
Foster 2-7, Reisig 1-2, Sam 0-1, Caffrey 0-1, Wo-
mack 0-1, O’Shea 0-1, Winder 0-1, Brown 0-2)
MILESTONE
Continued fromPage 1C
PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER
Kyle Hammonds of King’s finds himself swarmed by Manhattanville defenders in Saturday’s Free-
domConference basketball game at Scandlon Gymnasium.
SHICKSHINNY—ShaQuille
Rolle netted a game-high 20
points to lead Hanover Area to a
52-42 boys basketball victory
over Northwest on Saturday.
Jacob Barber followed with 15
points scored while Jeorge Co-
lon tallied nine.
For the Rangers, Devon Ma-
zonkey finished with 15 points
and Kyle Cragle was second on
the team with nine.
HANOVER AREA (52): Colon 2 3-4 9, Bogart 3
2-2 8, Rolle 7 5-8 20, Barber 6 2-4 15, Steve 0 0-3
0, Kerestes 0 0-0 0, Bennett 0 0-0 0, Smith 0 0-0 0.
Totals 18 12-18 52.
NORTHWEST (42): Mazonkey 5 3-7 15, Foley
2 0-0 4, Yustat 3 0-1 8, Cragle 3 1-2 9, Nelson 1
0-1 2, Tomko 0 0-0 0, Volkel 0 0-0 0, Meininger 0
0-0 0, Mauer 1 0-0 2, Feno 1 0-0 2, Sirak 0 0-0 0.
Totals 16 4-11 42.
Hanover Area............................... 10 16 12 14 — 52
Northwest ..................................... 7 14 6 15 — 42
3-Point Field Goals— HAN 4 (Colon 2, Rolle,
Barber); NW 6 (Mazonkey 2, Yustat 2, Cragle 2)
H.S. WRESTLING
Nanticoke 48, Scranton Prep
26
The Trojans earned the victo-
ry with the help of seven falls
and a forfeit.
Notching pins for Nanticoke
were Kyle Gavrish (126), Josh
Allabaugh (132), Anthony Ed-
wards (145), Klayton Kasprczyk
(152), Maurice Wood (160),
Mike Colatosti (170) and Pedro
Bracero at 220. The quickest fall
of the afternoon was recorded
by Gavrish in 1:17.
106 – no contest; 113 – Joey Brady (Nan) won
by forfeit; 120 – Pat Creedon (SP) pinned Josh
Benscoter 1:45; 126 – Kyle Gavrish (Nan) pinned
Jacob Dickinson 1:17; 132 – Josh Allabaugh (Nan)
pinned Nathan Gelb-Dyller 3:06; 138 – Griffith
Walters (SP) tech fall Tom Lacomy 17-2; 145 –
Anthony Edwards (Nan) pinned Jonathan Martines
1:25; 152 – Klayton Kasprczyk (Nan) pinned
Robert Carr 2:10; 160 – Maurice Wood (Nan)
pinned Ken Sebastianelli 2:49; 170 – Mike
Colatosti (Nan) pinned Bob McGregor 3:35; 182 –
Ryan Rudelavage (SP) pinned Brian Maslowski
5:07; 195 – William Gaynord (SP) dec Kyle
Hamilton 5-1; 220 – Pedro Bracero (Nan) pinned
Pat Yanni 2:42; 285 – Nicholas Stahl (SP) won by
forfeit
Note: Match started at 152 pounds.
Lake-Lehman 54,
South Williamsport 22
In a nonconference dual, the
Black Knights picked up the win
paced by pins from Josh Sayre
(132) and Robert Wright (152)
and tech falls by Jake Winters
and Josh Winters at 138 and 145,
respectively.
Austin Harry (126) and Bryan
Carter (160) chipped in major
decisions for Lehman.
106 – Griffin Molino (SW) maj dec John
Tomasura 9-1; 113 – Jimmy Stuart (LL) won by
forfeit; 120 – Andrew Gipe (SW) pinned Zeb
McMillan 3:49; 126 – Austin Harry (LL) maj dec
Nathan Jones 17-4; 132 – Josh Sayre (LL) pinned
Ryan Seagrave 4:42; 138 – Jake Winters (LL) tech
fall Kile Banzhof 18-3; 145 – Josh Winters (LL) tech
fall Zachariah Staver 21-5; 152 – Robert Wright
(LL) pinned Logan Garvey 3:25; 160 – Bryan
Carter (LL) maj dec Justin Knee 18-7; 170 – Nick
Shelley (LL) won by forfeit; 182 – Brady Butler (LL)
won by forfeit; 195 – Curtis Barbacci (LL) won by
forfeit; 220 – Ryan Orginato (SW) won by forfeit;
285 – Marco Estrella (SW) won by forfeit
Seminary wins Tourney
Wyoming Seminary had seven
placewinners as the Blue
Knights went on to win the St.
Alban’s Tournament. Danny
Boychuck (106), Tyler Ponte
(120), Dom Malone (126), Cohl
Fulk (152), Eric Morris (170),
Conor Wasson (182) and Mi-
chael Johnson (heavyweight)
each earned victories.
Runners up included Logan
May (113), Jesse Holton (132),
Ty White (138), Ryan McMullan
(160) and A.J. Vizcarrondo
(220). Sal Diaz (145) placed
third while Matt Doggutt (195)
finished in fourth.
H.S. BOYS SWIMMING
State College 111, Wyoming
Valley West 72
Ed Zawatski placed first in
the 50 free (22.21) and the 100
free (48.95) in Wyoming Valley
West’s loss to State College.
Diver Colin Vest set a new
school and pool record with his
score of 351.70 for the Spartans.
200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. WVW, (Sean
McQueen, Tim Libman, Jordan Palkovic, Llyam
McGlynn) 1:51.64; 2. SCA; 3. WVW; 200 FREE –
1. SCA, Bradley Gibble 1:52.12; 2. SCA, Brian
Adair; 3. SCA, Pat Lawrence; 200 IM– 1. SCA,
Micah Cattell 2:06.13; 2. SCA, Will Benner; 3.
WVW, Thomas Missal; 50 FREE – 1. WVW, Ed
Zawatski 22.21; 2. SCA, Andy Madore; 3. SCA,
Kedrin Wilson; DIVING – 1. WVW, Colin Vest
351.70; 2. WVW, Ian Ultsh; 3. WVW, Tye Sutphen;
100 FLY – 1. SCA, Cattell 55.53; 2. SCA, Jan
Lazny; 3. WVW, Missal; 100 FREE – 1. WVW,
Zawatski 48.95; 2. SCA, Alex Hillsley; 3. SCA, Dan
Fritsch; 500 FREE – 1. SCA, Trevor Beahm; 2.
SCA, Sean Piatt; 3. WVW, Adin Greenwald; 200
FREE RELAY – 1. SCA, (Pat Lawrence, Madore,
Ian Schrock, Cattell) 1:31.55; 2. SCA; 3. WVW; 100
BACK – 1. SCA, Hillsley 55.65; 2. SCA, Gibble; 3.
WVW, Alex Himlin; 100 BREAST – 1. SCA, Carter
Hardy 1:04.75; 2. WVW, Paine Fleisher; 3. SCA,
Benner; 400 FREE RELAY – 1. SCA, (Beahm,
Lazny, Fritsch, Cattell) 3:23.36; 2. SCA; 3. WVW.
H.S. GIRLS SWIMMING
State College 117, Wyoming
Valley West 63
Despite two first place fin-
ishes by Morgan Hanadel (100
fly, 100 back), Wyoming Valley
West came up short against
State College.
Kayleigh Fishe contributed
with a win in the 50 free with a
final time of 26.16 while Karina
Zabresky took the diving event
with a score of 233.95.
200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. SCA, (Anna
Farnsworth, Emily Pate, Danielle Feffer, Cassie
Cigich) 1:53.47; 2. SCA; 3. WVW; 200 FREE – 1.
SCA, Macy Blake 2:05.58; 2. SCA, Marie Gingher;
3. WVW, Desiree Holena; 200 IM– 1. SCA, Cigich
2:20.57; 2. SCA, Sarah Koberna; 3. SCA, Kelly
Miller; 50 FREE – 1. WVW, Kayleigh Fishe 26.16;
2. SCA, Feffer; 3. SCA, Alisha Forrest; DIVING –
1. WVW, Karina Zabresky 233.95; 2. SCA, Anna
Clayton; 100 FLY – 1. WVW, Morgan Hanadel
1:01.63; 2. SCA, Farnsworth; 3. SCA, Forrest; 100
FREE – 1. SCA, Feffer 57.12; 2. SCA, Gingher; 3.
WVW, Fishe; 500 FREE – 1. SCA, Cigich 5:33.05;
2. SCA, Pate; 3. WVW, Holena;
200 FREE RELAY – 1. SCA, (Feffer, Forrest,
Jordan Garrigan, Farnsworth) 1:44.91; 2. SCA; 3.
WVW; 100 BACK – 1. WVW, Hanadel 1:05.89; 2.
SCA, Blake; 3. SCA, Miller; 100 BREAST – 1.
SCA, Koberna 1:14.71; 2. SCA, Maddie Myford; 3.
WVW, Brianna Gaylets; 400 FREE RELAY – 1.
SCA, (Cigich, Pate, Forrest, Farnsworth) 3:53.14;
2. WVW; 3. SCA.
H I G H S C H O O L R O U N D U P
Hawkeyes on a
Rolle, drop Rangers
The Times Leader staff
It wasn’t the start that the Pen-
guins wanted.
“They were more willing to
play a tough, gritty, intense
game off the drop of the puck,”
Hynes said. “We made it hard on
ourselves. We can only play one
way, with one intensity level. Ev-
ery time we drop from that level
we get ourselves in trouble.”
Geoff Walker’s power playgoal
at the end of the period drewthe
Penguins to within one.
After Portland scored early in
the second period to make it 3-1
headed into the third, the Pen-
guins found themselves in an
enormous hole.
And that’s when the rookies
took over.
Gibbons struck first when he
swept in a loose puck that
bounced off Thompson in the
crease to make it 3-2.
Thompson evened things up
when he teamed up with Gib-
bons andfellowrookieMatt Rust
on a three-on-two with less than
two minutes to play. Gibbons
started the play when he dished
the puck over to Rust in the slot,
who then passed to Thompson
on the side for the wrist shot
goal.
“We were put together (on a
line) to create offense,” Thomp-
son said. “It was a huge goal for
us and we could finally cash in
for all thehardworkwewereput-
ting in.”
Thirty seconds into overtime,
Zach Sill forced a turnover deep
in the Portland end and the puck
bouncedout to Thompsoninthe
corner. He sent a pass across the
slot to Picard, who was wide
open and placed a wrist shot in-
side the near post for the win.
“I saw the opening and I was
yelling as loud as I could,” said
Picard, who was playing in his
first game after a five-week ab-
sence due to an injury. “He put it
right in my wheelhouse.”
Withthe win, the Penguins ex-
tendedtheir leadfor first placein
the East Division to three points
over Hershey, who lost in a shoo-
tout on Saturday.
The Penguins travel to Her-
shey today for 11th meeting be-
tween the two rivals.
Notes
• F Steve MacIntyre, D Boris
Valabik (injury), D Carl Sneep
(injury), DPhilip Samuelsson, F
Keven Veilleux (injury) were
scratched for the Penguins.
• Walker’s goal kept alive a
Penguins power play streak of at
least one goal in each of the last
six games.
•The Penguins are now4-2 in
overtime.
RALLY
Continued fromPage 1C
MELBOURNE, Australia —
Americanteenager Jessica Korda
moved into position for a two-
sport, father-daughter Australian
double, shooting an even-par 73
in windy conditions Saturday to
take the Women’s Australian
Open lead at Royal Melbourne.
Korda, the 18-year-old daugh-
ter of 1998 Australian Open ten-
nis championPetr Korda, hada 4-
under 215 total in the LPGATour
opener on the historic club’s diffi-
cult Composite Course, the 2011
Presidents Cup venue that is
hosting a women’s professional
event for the first time. She
opened with rounds of 72 and 70.
“It would mean a lot,” Korda
said about following her father
with a Melbourne victory. “My
Dad was world No. 2. I told himI
want to beat that. It would be a
great accomplishment, an awe-
some thing.”
So Yeon Ryu, the U.S. Women’s
Open champion who took a one-
stroke lead into the third round,
was a stroke back along with fel-
lowSouth Korean player Hee Ky-
ung Seo and Australia’s Nikki
Campbell. Ryu shot a 76, Seo had
a 75, and Campbell a 70.
“Normally my play style is very
aggressive, but this course, it’s
definitely not,” Ryu said. “Always
my plan is just par.”
Top-ranked Yani Tseng, the
winner the last two years at Com-
monwealthGolf Club, toppedthe
group at 2 under after a 71. The
Taiwanese star was still smarting
from a three-hole stretch Friday
in her second-round 76 when she
dropped six strokes with a qua-
druple-bogey 8 and two bogeys.
“I think I’m in very good posi-
tion, especially with a course like
this,” Tseng said. “So, tomorrow
I’ll play more aggressive and try
to get as many birdies as I can.”
Sheknows that couldget her in
trouble.
“Today, I just tried to slow
down a bit and be patient all the
time because these greens, it’s
hard to make birdie and easy to
make bogey,” Tseng said. “So,
you also just have to be patient.”
Canada’s Lorie Kane and
American Katie Futcher also
were 2 under. The 47-year-old
Kane hada 72, andFutcher shot a
71.
Korda birdied Nos. 7, 9 and 10
— all par 4s — for a share of the
lead with Ryu at 6 under, but
dropped strokes with bogeys on
the par-4 13th and par-5 17th.
“As things startedgoingonand
on, I started feeling shaky as the
wind gusted toward the end of
theday,” shesaid. “I finishedpret-
ty strong and kept at level par.”
Last year as a rookie, she made
eight cuts in15LPGATour starts.
L P G A A U S T R A L I A N O P E N
Like father, like daughter:
Teen in line for unique feat
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➛ M A J O R L E A G U E B A S E B A L L
A team-by-team look at the Amer-
ican League entering spring train-
ing, including key players each club
acquired and lost, and dates of the
first workout for pitchers and
catchers, and the full squad:
EAST
New York Yankees
Manager: Joe Girardi (fifth sea-
son).
2011: 97-65, first place, lost in
division series.
Training Town: Tampa, Fla.
Park: George M.
Steinbrenner
Field.
First Workout:
Feb. 20/25.
He’s Here: RHP
Michael Pineda,
RHP Hiroki
Kuroda, INF-OF
Bill Hall, 1B-DH
Russell Branyan, RHP Manny Del-
carmen, OF Dewayne Wise.
He’s Outta Here: DH-1B Jorge
Posada, RHP Bartolo Colon, RHP
Hector Noesi, RHP Andrew Brack-
man, 3B Eric Chavez, DH-C Jesus
Montero.
Going campin’: Despite losing in
the first round of the playoffs, the
Yankees laid low for most of the
offseason, passing on what they
felt was a weak free-agent crop in
the areas of their needs. But in a
span of several hours on one Janu-
ary day, they beefed up their big-
gest problem area: starting pitch-
ing. New York signed Kuroda to a
reasonable one-year, $10 million
contract and acquired Pineda, a
hard-throwing youngster, giving
the club seven pitchers for five
rotation spots. With Ivan Nova
emerging as a rising star — going
16-4 in his rookie year — Phil
Hughes could find himself in the
bullpen, two seasons removed from
winning 18 games. The big question
is what will they do with A.J. Bur-
nett, whose 5.15 ERA was third
worst among all qualifying pitchers
last season? The temperamental
Burnett has two more years left on
a five-year, $82.5 million contract
and has struggled mightily the past
two seasons. To get Pineda, the
Yankees gave up young power
hitter Montero. They still might try
to sign a lefty bat to help fill the DH
role. Alex Rodriguez, coming off an
injury plagued year in which he hit
only 16 homers, had experimental
treatment on his right knee and
left shoulder in Germany in Decem-
ber. He could see increased time at
DH as could as Derek Jeter, who’ll
turn 38 in June.
Tampa Bay Rays
Manager: Joe Maddon (seventh
season).
2011: 91-71, wild card, lost in division
series.
Training Town: Port Charlotte, Fla.
Park: Charlotte
Sports Park.
First Workout:
Feb. 21/26.
He’s Here: 1B
Carlos Pena, OF
Luke Scott, RHP
Burke Baden-
hop, RHP Fer-
nando Rodney, C Jose Molina, INF
Jeff Keppinger.
He’s Outta Here: DH-OF Johnny
Damon, C Kelly Shoppach, C John
Jaso, 1B Casey Kotchman, 1B Dan
Johnson, OF Justin Ruggiano, RHP
Juan Cruz, RHP Andy Sonnanstine.
Going campin’: The budget-minded
Rays, who have made the playoffs
three of the past four seasons,
surprisingly addressed their big-
gest offseason priorities — adding
some power to the middle of the
batting order and bolstering the
bullpen — without parting with any
of their surplus of young starting
pitchers. Barring a last-minute
trade, they’ll go to training camp
with David Price, James Shields,
Jeremy Hellickson, Wade Davis,
Jeff Niemann and rookie Matt
Moore, who earned the team’s only
win in last year’s playoffs. Although
executive vice president of baseball
operations Andrew Friedman
hasn’t ruled out the possibility of
making a deal, he has stressed the
Rays are comfortable with having
an extra starter. Free agent slug-
gers Pena and Scott were added
without sacrificing anything on
defense, where Tampa Bay ranks as
among best teams in the AL. Pena
is a former Gold Glove first base-
man who averaged 36 homers, 102
RBIs and 93 walks in an earlier
four-year stint with Tampa Bay
from 2007 to 2010. Scott replaces
Damon as the team’s primary
designated hitter and is capable of
filling in defensively at first base
and in the outfield. Keppinger is a
utility player who provides another
right-handed bat off the bench.
Badenhop and Rodney join a bull-
pen that was rebuilt a year ago
after the Rays lost six relievers to
free agency.
Boston Red Sox
Manager: Bobby Valentine (first
season).
2011: 90-72, third place.
Training Town: Fort Myers, Fla.
Park: JetBlue Park.
First Workout: Feb. 21/25.
He’s Here: Manager Bobby Valen-
tine, OF Cody Ross, OF Ryan Swee-
ney, INF Nick Punto, C Kelly Shop-
pach, RHP Andrew Bailey, RHP
Mark Melancon, RHP Vicente Padil-
la, RHP Aaron Cook.
He’s Outta Here: RF J.D. Drew, RF
Josh Reddick,
SS Marco Scuta-
ro, INF Josh
Lowrie, C Jason
Varitek, RHP
Tim Wakefield,
RHP Dan Wheel-
er, LHP Erik
Bedard, RHP
Jonathan Papelbon.
Going campin’: Valentine needs to
restore order to a clubhouse that
lacked discipline, which contributed
to a 7-20 September that left the
Red Sox out of the playoffs in Terry
Francona’s last season as manager.
Ben Cherington stayed away from
high-priced signings when he
became general manager after
Theo Epstein took over as presi-
dent of baseball operations of the
Chicago Cubs. After signing Adrian
Gonzalez and Carl Crawford to
contracts worth $296 million last
offseason, the Red Sox let Papel-
bon leave rather than sign the
closer to an expensive deal. They
hope Bailey, obtained from Oak-
land, can fill his role. Boston also
picked up Melancon from Houston.
He could fill the setup role that
would be vacant if Daniel Bard
makes the transition to starter.
Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and Clay
Buchholz return to the rotation,
which still has several candidates
for the No. 5 spot. With Drew gone
and Crawford expected to miss the
start of the season following left
wrist surgery, Boston could open
with Ross in left field and Sweeney
in right. The Red Sox need Craw-
ford to bounce back from a dis-
appointing year. But with Gonzalez,
Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia,
David Ortiz and Kevin Youkilis
returning, the Red Sox lineup is
strong.
Toronto Blue Jays
Manager: John Farrell (second
season).
2011: 81-81, fourth place.
Training Town: Dunedin, Fla.
Park: Florida
Auto Exchange
Stadium.
First Workout:
Feb. 22/25.
He’s Here: RHP
Francisco Corde-
ro, OF Ben Fran-
cisco, LHP Aa-
ron Laffey, C
Jeff Mathis, LHP Darren Oliver,
RHP Sergio Santos, INF Luis Val-
buena, INF Omar Vizquel.
He’s Outta Here: RHP Shawn
Camp, RHP Frank Francisco, OF
Adam Loewen, C Jose Molina, RHP
Jon Rauch, INF Mark Teahen, OF
Dewayne Wise.
Going campin’: The Blue Jays
rebuilt their bullpen after blowing
25 save opportunities last season,
tied for third most in baseball.
Santos, a shortstop prospect the
last time he was with the Blue
Jays, was reacquired in a trade
with the Chicago White Sox, and
will be handed the closer’s job, with
Oliver and Cordero taking the
setup roles. Toronto failed to add
another big bat behind Jose Bau-
tista, who successfully defended
his major league home run crown
in 2011, and also came up short in
its search for another arm to add
to the rotation, an offseason pri-
ority for Farrell. Despite missing
out on Japanese ace Yu Darvish,
Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos
remains confident in his young
staff, led by left-hander Ricky
Romero. Toronto’s only real posi-
tion battle appears to be left field,
where Travis Snider and Eric
Thames will square off for the
starting job.
Baltimore Orioles
Manager: Buck Showalter (second
full season).
2011: 69-93, fifth place.
Training Town: Sarasota, Fla.
Park: Ed Smith
Stadium.
First Workout:
Feb. 19/24.
He’s Here: LHP
Wei-Yin Chen,
LHP Dana Eve-
land, RHP Jason
Hammel, RHP Matt Lindstrom, LHP
Tsuyoshi Wada, C Taylor Teagar-
den, 2B Matt Antonelli, OF Endy
Chavez, CF Jai Miller, INF Wilson
Betemit, INF Ryan Flaherty.
He’s Outta Here: DH Vladimir
Guerrero, LF Luke Scott, C Jake
Fox, OF Felix Pie, RHP Chris Jaku-
bauskas, RHP Jeremy Guthrie, LHP
Jo-Jo Reyes, RHP Rick Vanden-
Hurk.
Going campin’: After taking over
for Andy MacPhail, executive vice
president of baseball operations
Dan Duquette promptly launched a
worldwide search for viable pitch-
ing talent. His quest landed Chen
of Taiwan and Japan’s Wada, along
with a host of domestic hurlers.
That means Showalter will have
plenty to choose from in Florida as
he seeks to assemble a viable
starting rotation. The list of hope-
fuls includes newcomers Eveland
and Hammel, as well as several
young holdovers from last season
(Zach Britton, Brian Matusz, Brad
Bergesen, Jack Arrieta). Showalter
also must determine whether to
maintain shaky Kevin Gregg as the
closer, and if oft-injured Brian
Roberts is healthy enough to re-
turn to second base and bat lead-
off. The Orioles aren’t going to be
contenders this season, but hope
to at least avoid a 15th consecutive
losing season.
CENTRAL
Detroit Tigers
Manager: Jim Leyland (seventh
season).
2011: 95-67, first place, lost in
ALCS.
Training Town: Lakeland, Fla.
Park: Joker
Marchant Stadi-
um.
First Workout:
Feb. 20/24.
He’s Here: 1B
Prince Fielder,
RHP Collin
Balester, RHP
Octavio Dotel, C
Gerald Laird.
He’s Outta Here: 3B Wilson Be-
temit, 2B Carlos Guillen, OF Mag-
glio Ordonez, RHP Brad Penny,
RHP Ryan Perry, 2B Will Rhymes,
LHP Brad Thomas, RHP Joel Zu-
maya.
Going campin’: Perhaps no team
will be more fascinating to watch
this season than the Tigers, who
responded to Victor Martinez’s
knee injury with a stunning $214
million bid for Fielder. To make
room for the slugging first base-
man, Detroit plans to move Miguel
Cabrera to third and hope for the
best defensively. Martinez could
miss the whole season after left
knee surgery, but the Tigers now
have three of the game’s biggest
stars — Fielder, Cabrera and Justin
Verlander — all in their primes.
Verlander won the Cy Young Award
and MVP last season, helping the
Tigers win the division by 15 games.
Aside from Cabrera’s position
switch, Detroit’s biggest question
heading into spring training might
be the fifth starter spot. Jacob
Turner, who struck out 110 in 131
minor league innings last season,
could be a candidate. Closer Jose
Valverde will try for an encore
performance after saving all 49 of
his chances in 2011. Speed will be
scarce with this lineup. Leadoff
man Austin Jackson stole 22 bases
last year but posted an on-base
percentage of only .317 and stuck
out 181 times. This will be Jackson’s
third season and an important one
for the young center fielder.
Cleveland Indians
Manager: Manny Acta (third sea-
son).
2011: 80-82, second place.
Training Town: Goodyear, Ariz.
Park: Goodyear
Ballpark.
First Workout:
Feb. 22/25.
He’s Here: RHP
Derek Lowe,
RHP Kevin
Slowey, 1B Casey
Kotchman, INF
Russ Canzler, OF
Aaron Cunningham, RHP Dan
Wheeler, OF Ryan Spilborghs, C
Matt Pagnozzi, RHP Jeremy Accar-
do, 3B Andy LaRoche, OF Fred
Lewis, 3B Jose Lopez, OF Felix Pie,
RHP Robinson Tejeda.
He’s Outta Here: DH Jim Thome,
OF Travis Buck, RHP Justin Germa-
no, OF Jerad Head, OF Austin
Kearns, RHP Zach Putnam, RHP
Mitch Talbot.
Going campin’: Without the funds
to land any big-name free agents,
the Indians’ priority this winter was
to add depth in case of injuries and
hopefully close on the Tigers, who
put a crimp in Cleveland’s plans by
signing slugger Prince Fielder for
nine years. Lowe was a smart,
low-risk addition to a solid rotation
since the Braves will pay $10 million
of his $15 million salary. Fausto
Carmona’s arrest on identity fraud
charges in the Dominican Republic
forced the Indians to acquire Slo-
wey, who went 0-8 for Minnesota
last season. Carmona’s future with
the club remains uncertain. Can-
zler and Cunningham will each
have a chance to win roster spots.
The biggest competition in camp
will be between Jack Hannahan
and Lonnie Chisenhall at third. An
excellent fielder, Kotchman, coming
off a career-best season at Tampa
Bay, immediately improves Cleve-
land’s defense and his arrival likely
means the disappointing Matt
LaPorta will begin the season at
Triple-A Columbus. Injuries ravaged
the Indians last season, offsetting
the 30-15 start that vaulted them
into contention. The club will pay
close attention this spring to for-
mer All-Star center fielder Grady
Sizemore, who has been unable to
stay on the field the past three
seasons.
Chicago White Sox
Manager: Robin Ventura (first
season).
2011: 79-83, third place.
Training town: Glendale, Ariz.
Park: Camel-
back Ranch.
First workout:
Feb. 23/28.
He’s Here:
Manager Robin
Ventura, INF
Osvaldo Marti-
nez, RHP Jhan
Marinez, RHP Nestor Molina, RHP
Simon Castro, LHP Pedro Hernan-
dez.
He’s Outta Here: LHP Mark Buehr-
le, OF Carlos Quentin, OF Juan
Pierre, RHP Sergio Santos, RHP
Jason Frasor.
Going campin’: Ventura was the
surprise choice to replace his
former teammate, the often outra-
geous Ozzie Guillen, as manager.
And Ventura, the former Sox third
baseman, faces a big challenge in
making the team competitive in
the AL Central where the Tigers
just added Prince Fielder. During an
offseason that points to rebuilding,
the White Sox either lost or dealt
away their ace (Buehrle), their
closer (Santos), a run-producing
but oft-injured outfielder (Quentin)
and their leadoff hitter (Pierre). In
return they got a bevy of pitching
prospects. Chicago is hoping DH
Adam Dunn’s nightmarish first
season (.159, 11 homers, 42 RBIs, 177
Ks) was an anomaly and that OF
Alex Rios and 2B Gordon Beckham
also shake off subpar seasons.
John Danks got a new contract to
replace Buehrle as ace and the
White Sox desperately need a
healthy Jake Peavy to return to the
form he once displayed with the
Padres. Matt Thornton, who strug-
gled as the closer last April, will
likely get another shot at the role
with Santos off to Toronto. The Sox
are counting on talented young
outfielder Dayan Viciedo to take
over in right for Quentin and are
looking for another stellar season
from their leader, 1B Paul Konerko.
Kansas City Royals
Manager: Ned Yost (third season).
2011: 71-91, fourth place.
Training Town: Surprise, Ariz.
Park: Surprise
Stadium.
First Workout:
Feb. 21/25.
He’s Here: LHP
Jonathan San-
chez, LHP Jose
Mijares, RHP
Jonathan Brox-
ton, LHP Ryan Verdugo, INF Yu-
niesky Betancourt.
He’s Outta Here: CF Melky Cabre-
ra, LHP Jeff Francis, LHP Aaron
Laffey.
Going campin’: The Royals up-
graded their starting rotation by
trading Cabrera, their center fiel-
der, to San Francisco for Sanchez,
and bolstered their bullpen by
acquiring Mijares and Broxton. But
that’s about all they’ve done this
offseason, content to head into the
season with the youngest lineup in
baseball. The average age most
nights will be about 27 years old,
and several times last season it
was 24. First baseman Eric Hosmer
and third baseman Mike Moustakas
are the cornerstones of the youth
movement after arriving from the
minors last season, while catcher
Salvador Perez, second baseman
Johnny Giavotella and shortstop
Alcides Escobar showed flashes of
brilliance. Jeff Francoeur is back in
right field and Alex Gordon had a
breakout season in left, and is
trying to work out a long-term deal
to stay with Kansas City. Hotshot
prospect Lorenzo Cain will get the
job in center. But pitching remains
the biggest question mark. Bruce
Chen is a solid veteran, Sanchez
has been good when he’s been
healthy, and Luke Hochevar
showed signs of finally becoming
an elite starter. Two more starters
need to emerge from a pool that
includes Danny Duffy, Felipe Pauli-
no, Luis Mendoza and top prospect
Mike Montgomery.
Minnesota Twins
Manager: Ron Gardenhire (11th
season).
2011: 63-99, fifth place.
Training Town: Ft. Myers, Fla.
Park: Hammond
Stadium.
First Workout:
Feb. 19/24.
He’s Here: SS
Jamey Carroll,
RHP Joel Zu-
maya, OF Josh
Willingham, RHP
Jason Marquis,
C Ryan Doumit.
He’s Outta Here: RHP Joe Nathan,
OF Michael Cuddyer, OF Jason
Kubel, RHP Kevin Slowey, OF Jason
Repko.
Going campin’: It’s a new day in
Minnesota. Gone are clubhouse
pillars Nathan and Cuddyer, who
served as leaders and spokesmen
both on and off the field. Kubel was
also a mainstay for years here, so
the Twins will be even more de-
pendent on 1B Justin Morneau, C
Joe Mauer and CF Denard Span to
come back healthy after missing
huge chunks of time last year to
injury. The hope is that Morneau
and Span have put their concus-
sion problems behind them and
Mauer reports fully healthy and in
shape when camp opens. If that
happens, a strong nucleus will be
back for a team that is used to
being a factor in the division. If
those three stars cannot stay
healthy, and if the ace-less starting
rotation struggles again to get
hitters out, it could be another long
season at Target Field. Gardenhire
has promised a renewed focus on
fundamentals in camp this spring.
“Playing the right way” used to be
this franchise’s hallmark, but errors
in the field and on the bases con-
tributed to the team’s woeful finish.
WEST
Texas Rangers
Manager: Ron Washington (sixth
season).
2011: 96-66, first place, AL cham-
pions, lost World Series.
Training Town: Surprise, Ariz.
Park: Surprise Stadium.
First Workout: Feb. 23/26.
He’s Here: RHP
Yu Darvish, RHP
Joe Nathan.
He’s Outta
Here: LHP C.J.
Wilson, LHP
Darren Oliver.
Going campin’:
After consecutive World Series
appearances, and twice in Game 6
last year coming within one strike
of a title before losing to St. Louis
in seven games, the Rangers have
established themselves as one of
baseball’s most solid teams. The
top-hitting lineup in the majors will
be basically unchanged and Texas
countered the loss of Wilson in free
agency — he took a five-year deal
from the AL West rival Los Angeles
Angels — by signing Darvish. The
Rangers committed more than
$107 million to acquire Japan’s top
pitcher, including a $56 million,
six-year contract. That isn’t the
only change in the rotation. Hard-
throwing closer Neftali Feliz is
switching to a starting role, a move
made easier by the signing of
Nathan, the veteran free agent
closer. Plus, All-Star right-hander
Alexi Ogando is expected to move
back into the bullpen after winning
13 games as a starter last year.
Slugger Josh Hamilton’s admitted
one-night relapse with alcohol
during the offseason created ques-
tions about his long-term future
with the Rangers. The outfielder
can be a free agent after this
season, but the team put on indefi-
nite hold talks about a contract
extension. Texas has hired a new
special staff assistant whose job
includes being in a support role for
Hamilton. Johnny Narron did that
before he left this winter to be-
come Milwaukee’s hitting coach.
Hamilton, who hit .298 with 25
home runs in 121 games last season,
had sports hernia surgery in No-
vember after playing injured
throughout the postseason.
Los Angeles Angels
Manager: Mike Scioscia (13th sea-
son).
2011: 86-76, second place.
Training Town: Tempe, Ariz.
Park: Tempe
Diablo Stadium.
First Workout:
Feb. 20/27.
He’s Here: 1B
Albert Pujols,
LHP C.J. Wilson,
C Chris Iannetta,
RHP LaTroy
Hawkins, INF Jorge Cantu, OF Ryan
Langerhans, LHP Brad Mills.
He’s Outta Here: C Jeff Mathis,
RHP Joel Pineiro, RHP Tyler Chat-
wood, INF Russell Branyan, OF
Reggie Willits.
Going campin’: The Angels begin a
season of sky-high expectations
with the arrival of Pujols, the three-
time NL MVP coming off his sec-
ond World Series title with St.
Louis. The Angels’ $240-million
man will arrive at camp a week
early to integrate himself into a
lineup that often sputtered last
season. He’s joined by Orange
County native Wilson, who spurned
the AL West rival Rangers to join a
stellar rotation alongside Jered
Weaver, Dan Haren and Ervin San-
tana. Perhaps the player with the
most spring work to do is Iannetta,
acquired from Colorado to run the
pitching staff while hopefully pro-
viding more offense than the trio
of punchless hitters who held the
job last year. While Pujols settles in,
the Angels must figure out what to
do with fellow first basemen Mark
Trumbo, who led the club in home-
rs and RBIs as a rookie last season,
and Kendrys Morales, who’s cau-
tiously optimistic he’ll return this
spring from nearly two years away
with a broken left ankle. Trumbo,
who’s also coming back from sur-
gery, and Morales might work on
learning new positions in spring.
Aside from the additions, much of
last season’s lineup returns intact
after GM Jerry Dipoto swiftly
re-signed several arbitration-eligi-
ble players. Even with several
big decisions to make
in the spring, Scios-
cia believes Los
Angeles has
all the pieces
necessary to
get back to the
postseason after a
two-year absence.
Oakland
Athletics
Manager: Bob
Melvin (first full
season).
2011: 74-88, third
place.
Training Town:
Phoenix.
Park: Phoenix Mu-
nicipal Stadium.
First Workout: Feb.
19/25.
He’s Here: Manager
Bob Melvin, LF Seth
Smith, RF Josh Red-
dick, OF Jonny
Gomes, RHP
Bartolo Colon,
RHP Jarrod
Parker, RHP
Ryan Cook, OF
Collin Cowgill.
He’s Outta
Here: RHP
Trevor Cahill, LHP Gio Gonzalez,
RHP Andrew Bailey, OF Ryan Swee-
ney, LHP Craig Breslow, RHP Guil-
lermo Moscoso, LHP Josh Outman.
Going campin’: Center fielder Coco
Crisp re-signed, and that became
quite a bright spot and big deal
considering the way new-look
Oakland traded away much of its
roster this winter in the hopes of
landing a new ballpark in San Jose
and rebuilding accordingly in antic-
ipation of playing in a new venue.
Yet that’s still a long way off, with
commissioner Bud Selig yet to rule
whether the low-budget A’s can
leave the rundown Oakland Col-
iseum and move into the San Fran-
cisco Giants’ territory. Owner Lew
Wolff, GM Billy Beane and Oak-
land’s brass are preparing as if
they’ll get the OK — and soon. The
rotation will be young with big
holes to fill after the A’s dealt two
top starters in Cahill and Gonzalez
and also All-Star closer Bailey. LHP
Dallas Braden is working his way
back from surgery on his pitching
shoulder, so it could be tough for
the A’s early as Melvin figures out
who he can count on regularly in a
division that has already improved
drastically with the addition of
slugger Albert Pujols with the
Angels and star Japanese pitcher
Yu Darvish with the two-time reign-
ing AL champion Texas Rangers.
The A’s have another quick spring
to prepare before again opening
the season in Japan, on March 28
against the Seattle Mariners. Oak-
land, which hasn’t reached the
playoffs or had a winning season
since being swept by the Tigers in
the 2006 AL championship series,
also played in Japan vs. Boston
four years ago.
Seattle Mariners
Manager: Eric Wedge (second
season).
2011: 67-95, fourth place.
Training Town: Peoria, Ariz.
Park: Peoria
Sports Complex.
First Workout:
Feb. 12/18.
He’s Here: C-DH
Jesus Montero,
RHP Hector
Noesi, LHP
George Sherrill,
RHP Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP Kevin
Millwood, INF Munenori Kawasaki,
INF Carlos Guillen, C John Jaso.
He’s Outta Here: RHP Michael
Pineda, INF Adam Kennedy, RHP
Josh Lueke, C Josh Bard.
Going campin’: The Mariners failed
this offseason to land the much-
needed, established slugger to help
address their three-year offensive
slump so they dealt young All-Star
Pineda to the New York Yankees
for Montero, a top prospect, and
Noesi. While Montero’s ability
behind the plate is still up for
debate, there’s a lot of enthusiasm
for the potential he brings to a
lineup that was the worst in base-
ball last season. Wedge will be
doing some serious lineup juggling
during the spring with the initial
plan being to move Ichiro Suzuki
out of the leadoff spot. Dustin
Ackley or perhaps Chone Figgins,
whose $36 million investment has
so far been a bust, are candidates
to take his spot. Wedge must also
sort out a traffic jam in left field
where Mike Carp, Casper Wells,
Michael Saunders, Carlos Peguero
and Trayvon Robinson all saw time
last season. Much of spring train-
ing, which starts for Seattle a week
earlier than anyone else in baseball
because the Mariners open the
season in Japan against Oakland,
will focus on the young pitching
staff. Starting prospects James
Paxton, Taijuan Walker and Danny
Hultzen will all get a chance to
make the squad, although it’ll be
difficult. Still, the Mariners starting
staff expects to be their strength
with Felix Hernandez, Jason
Vargas, newcomer Hisashi
Iwakuma and Noesi.
A M E R I C A N L E A G U E : T E A M - B Y - T E A M C A P S U L E S
With a calmer ap-
proach and a mature
attitude, Tigers starting
pitcher Justin Verlander is
making the jump from mere
staff ace to one of baseball’s
most dominant pitchers.
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➛ M A J O R L E A G U E B A S E B A L L
A team-by-team look at the National
League entering spring training,
including key players each club ac-
quired and lost, and dates of the first
workout for pitchers and catchers,
and the full squad:
EAST
Philadelphia Phillies
Manager: Charlie Manuel (eighth
season).
2011: 102-60, first place, lost in division
series.
Training Town: Clearwater, Fla.
Park: Bright
House Field.
First Workout:
Feb. 19/24.
He’s Here: RHP
Jonathan Papel-
bon, RHP Chad
Qualls, LHP
Dontrelle Willis, 1B
Jim Thome, INF
Ty Wigginton, OF Laynce Nix, OF Juan
Pierre, OF Scott Podsednik, RHP Joel
Pineiro, RHP Brian Sanches.
He’s Outta Here: RHP Roy Oswalt,
RHP Brad Lidge, OF Raul Ibanez, RHP
Ryan Madson, OF Ross Gload, OF Ben
Francisco, INF Wilson Valdez.
Going campin’: Five straight NL East
titles have set the bar very high in
Philadelphia. Anything less than a
World Series championship isn’t
considered a success for the Phillies.
They set a franchise record for wins
last year and have finished with the
best record in the majors two straight
years, but they’ve regressed each
season since winning the World Series
in 2008. They lost the World Series in
2009, were eliminated in the NLCS in
2010 and got knocked out in the first
round last year. With aces Roy Halla-
day, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels an-
choring the rotation and new closer
Papelbon in the fold, the Phillies have
enough pitching to go deep. But
hitting has been the team’s biggest
problem in recent postseasons and
the offense might be missing Ryan
Howard at the start of the season as
the big slugger recovers from an
Achilles injury sustained on the final
swing last year. With the Marlins and
Nationals improved, it’ll be tougher
for the Phillies to cruise to another
division title. Still, they head to spring
training as the team to beat in the
East.
Atlanta Braves
Manager: Fredi Gonzalez (second
season).
2011: 89-73, second place.
Training Town: Kissimmee, Fla.
Park: Champion
Stadium.
First Workout:
Feb. 20/25.
He’s Here: SS
Tyler Pastornicky.
He’s Outta Here:
RHP Derek Lowe,
SS Alex Gonzalez,
OF Nate McLouth,
INF Brooks Conrad, RHP Scott Li-
nebrink, LHP George Sherrill.
Going campin’: The Braves decided to
stand pat after a historic collapse last
September, when they gave away a
seemingly safe lead in the wild-card
race and missed the playoffs on the
final day of the season. The only
major change figures to be rookie
Pastornicky taking over at shortstop
for Alex Gonzalez. The rest of the
lineup will look the same as 2010,
when Atlanta failed to find any sort of
consistent run production. Much of
the attention this spring will be fo-
cused on right fielder Jason Heyward,
who followed up a promising rookie
season with a hugely disappointing
sophomore campaign (.227, 14 home-
rs, 42 RBIs). If Heyward bounces back
— and he’s only 22 — the Braves’ lineup
will look a lot more imposing, espe-
cially with Michael Bourn leading off
for an entire season. Atlanta is also
counting on second baseman Dan
Uggla to avoid the dismal start that
left him with a .233 average, even
though he did lead the team with 36
homers and 82 RBIs. Third baseman
Chipper Jones keeps chugging along
as he approaches his 40th birthday,
still providing pop in the middle of the
order (.275, 18, 70). The strength of
the team is undoubtedly the pitching
staff, which might be even stronger
now that Lowe, a 17-game loser, has
been dealt to Cleveland. Tim Hudson,
who had 16 wins, is coming off back
surgery and may not be ready to go
at the start of spring, but he’s not
expected to miss an extended period.
The Braves also will be keeping an eye
on young starters Jair Jurrjens and
Tommy Hanson, both plagued by
injuries at the end of last season but
now insisting they’re fully healthy.
There’s plenty of candidates for the
final two spots in the rotation with
Brandon Beachy, Mike Minor, Randall
Delgado and Julio Teheran expected
to compete in the spring. The bullpen
was dominant most of the season
with NL Rookie of the Year Craig
Kimbrel (46 saves), Jonny Venters
(1.84 ERA) and Eric O’Flaherty (0.98).
But the trio faded down the stretch as
the team slumped, and Gonzalez will
be looking for ways to keep them
fresh for the entire year. Gonzalez will
be under scrutiny, as well, after his
debut season taking over for Bobby
Cox ended with that awful September
swoon.
Washington Nationals
Manager: Davey Johnson (first full
season).
2011: 80-81, third place.
Training Town: Viera, Fla.
Park: Space
Coast Stadium.
First Workout:
Feb. 20/25.
He’s Here: RHP
Edwin Jackson,
LHP Gio Gon-
zalez, RHP Brad
Lidge, OF Mike
Cameron, INF Mark DeRosa, RHP
Chad Durbin, INF-OF Mark Teahen.
He’s Outta Here: RHP Livan Hernan-
dez, OF Jonny Gomes, RHP Todd
Coffey, OF Laynce Nix.
Going campin’: All eyes will be on
19-year-old outfielder Bryce Harper,
the No. 1 pick in the 2010 amateur
draft. Will he make the club in spring
training? Or, more likely, will he get
some more seasoning in the minors
first? After ending their streak of
last-place finishes, the Nationals aim
to finally be a factor and play mea-
ningful games in September. Led by
Stephen Strasburg, Washington’s
rotation got much-needed boosts
from Jackson and Gonzalez. Lidge
joins a bullpen that already was a
strength. Now the key will be whether
the offense produces despite no
major additions — unless, that is,
Harper is on the opening-day roster.
New York Mets
Manager: Terry Collins (second sea-
son).
2011: 77-85, fourth place.
Training Town: Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Park: Digital Domain Park.
First Workout:
Feb. 22/27.
He’s Here: CF
Andres Torres,
RHP Ramon
Ramirez, RHP
Frank Francisco,
RHP Jon Rauch,
INF Ronny Cede-
no, C Rob John-
son, RHP Fernan-
do Cabrera.
He’s Outta Here: SS Jose Reyes, CF
Angel Pagan, LHP Chris Capuano, C
Ronny Paulino, RHP Jason Isring-
hausen, OF Willie Harris, 1B-OF Nick
Evans, RHP Chris Young.
Going campin’: Not long ago, the
Mets spent their winters landing
big-name prizes like Johan Santana,
Francisco Rodriguez and Carlos Bel-
tran. Now they hunt for bargains — if
they even shop at all. Coming off
three straight losing seasons and
mired in a financial mess, New York
has slashed its bloated payroll below
$100 million and started looking
toward the future. The team’s owners
are being sued for hundreds of mil-
lions of dollars by the trustee seeking
money for victims of the Bernard
Madoff Ponzi scheme, with a trial set
to start March 19. What happens in
court could determine the club’s fate,
overshadowing almost everything at
spring training. After trading Rodri-
guez and Beltran last summer, the
Mets didn’t even make a formal offer
as Reyes, a homegrown star, left for a
$106 million, six-year deal with the
division-rival Marlins. The next big
question is whether third baseman
David Wright, the face of the fran-
chise, will follow Reyes out the door.
The team holds a $16 million club
option for 2013, which gets voided if
Wright is traded this year. Besides that
issue, much of the focus this spring
will be on Santana’s health. The
two-time Cy Young Award winner
hasn’t pitched in the majors since
undergoing shoulder surgery in
September 2010, and it’s unclear if
he’ll be ready for opening day as the
Mets prepare to celebrate their 50th
anniversary. Most of the rotation,
however, returns intact. New York will
hope for a bounce-back season from
RHP Mike Pelfrey and continued
progress by LHP Jonathon Niese, RHP
Dillon Gee and RF Lucas Duda. With
the money they did spend in the
offseason, the Mets tried to upgrade
an ineffective bullpen. Francisco is the
new closer. New York also moved in
the fences at spacious Citi Field,
hoping that will benefit Wright and
big-money bust Jason Bay. Light-
hitting youngster Ruben Tejada takes
over for Reyes at shortstop, while
New York tries to squeeze Daniel
Murphy’s bat — and surgically repaired
knees — in at second base. Promising
1B Ike Davis is expected back after
missing most of last season with a
slow-to-heal ankle injury. Still, fans are
extremely frustrated. Or even worse,
disinterested. And the situation could
get worse before it gets better. This
looks like a last-place team in the
powerful NL East, where everyone
else has been loading up.
Miami Marlins
Manager: Ozzie Guillen (first season).
2011: 72-90, fifth place.
Training Town: Jupiter, Fla.
Park: Roger Dean Stadium.
First Workout:
Feb. 22/25.
He’s Here: Man-
ager Ozzie Guil-
len, SS Jose
Reyes, LHP Mark
Buehrle, RHP
Carlos Zambrano,
RHP Heath Bell,
LHP Wade Le-
Blanc, RHP Chad
Gaudin, OF Aaron Rowand, OF Austin
Kearns.
He’s Outta Here: RHP Chris Volstad,
RHP Clay Hensley, RHP Brian Sanch-
es, RHP Burke Badenhop, C John
Baker.
Going campin’: The Marlins have a
new name, new ballpark and new
manager. They also have a new fi-
nancial philosophy that resulted in an
offseason spending spree unprece-
dented in franchise history. Free-agent
deals totaling $191 million netted the
Marlins three All-Stars in Reyes,
Buehrle and Bell. The Marlins also
hired the outspoken Guillen and
traded for the hotheaded Zambrano,
ensuring lots of attention for a team
that finished last in the NL in attend-
ance each of the past seven years.
The biggest spring training questions
will be whether Guillen can sell All-
Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez on a
switch to third base to make room for
Reyes, and whether ace RHP Josh
Johnson is healthy. Johnson made
only nine starts last year because of
shoulder inflammation. The Marlins
hope for signs this spring that second
baseman Chris Coghlan can regain his
2009 NL Rookie of the Year form, and
they’ll give speedy utilityman Emilio
Bonifacio a tryout in center field.
CENTRAL
Milwaukee Brewers
Manager: Ron Roenicke (second
season).
2011: 96-66, first
place, lost in
NLCS.
Training Town:
Phoenix.
Park: Maryvale
Baseball Park.
First Workout: Feb. 20/25.
He’s Here: 3B Aramis Ramirez, SS
Alex Gonzalez, OF Norichika Aoki,
RHP Jose Veras.
He’s Outta Here: 1B Prince Fielder,
INF Craig Counsell, INF Jerry Hairston
Jr., 3B Casey McGehee, SS Yuniesky
Betancourt, RHP LaTroy Hawkins,
RHP Takashi Saito.
Going campin’: Coming off one of the
most memorable seasons in franchise
history, the Brewers have had an
anxious offseason. As expected,
Prince Fielder left as a free agent,
signing a nine-year, $214 million deal
with Detroit. What wasn’t expected:
NL MVP Ryan Braun being suspended
for 50 games under baseball’s drug
policy — and having to await a verdict
on his appeal. Yes, the arrival of
former Cubs slugger Aramis Ramirez
will help make up for some of the
offense that was lost when Fielder
left. But if the Brewers are going to
contend again this season, they’ll
likely have to do it based more on
pitching and defense than they have
in the past. Second baseman Rickie
Weeks is the only returning starter
from last year’s infield. Mat Gamel
gets the first shot at replacing Fielder,
although Corey Hart will spend part of
spring training getting work at first
base. Alex Gonzalez is expected to be
a defensive upgrade over Yuniesky
Betancourt. Ramirez takes over at
third. Milwaukee’s pitching was strong
last season and should be even better
with Zack Greinke healthy to start the
year and a full season with Francisco
Rodriguez in the setup role. One of
the more intriguing story lines of
spring training will be the arrival of
outfielder Norichika Aoki, a three-time
Central League batting champion in
Japan.
St. Louis Cardinals
Manager: Mike Matheny (first season).
2011: 90-72, wild card, won World
Series.
Training Town:
Jupiter, Fla.
Park: Roger Dean
Stadium.
First Workout:
Feb. 19/24
He’s Here: Man-
ager Mike Mathe-
ny, OF Carlos
Beltran, LHP J.C. Romero, pitching
coach Derek Lilliquist, INF Alex Cora.
He’s Outta Here: Manager Tony La
Russa, pitching coach Dave Duncan, 1B
Albert Pujols, RHP Edwin Jackson, INF
Ryan Theriot, INF Nick Punto, C Gerald
Laird, RHP Octavio Dotel, LHP Arthur
Rhodes.
Going campin’: New manager, new
pitching coach, new No. 3 hitter after
their surprising title run. Matheny will
be filling out lineup cards — without
Pujols to pencil in — for the first time
instead of La Russa, who retired No. 3
on the career victory list behind only
Connie Mack and John McGraw. At
least Lilliquist has some experience
after getting tested late last season
when Duncan took an extended leave
of absence to tend to his ailing wife.
Matheny could plug Beltran, Matt
Holliday or Lance Berkman into the
slot Pujols commandeered for 11 Hall
of Fame-trajectory seasons before
bolting to the Angels, or he could mix
and match. Signing Beltran and re-
signing shortstop Rafael Furcal ($7
million) took most of the money the
Cardinals would have spent keeping
Pujols. The lineup figures to be deeper
with David Freese emerging in Octo-
ber as the NLCS and World Series
MVP and Allen Craig also coming off a
clutch postseason, although Craig
could miss the first month of the
season rehabbing from knee surgery.
The biggest boost overall might come
from a familiar face. Former 20-game
winner Adam Wainwright is back from
elbow surgery and rejoins Chris
Carpenter at the top of the rotation.
Cincinnati Reds
Manager: Dusty Baker (fourth sea-
son).
2011: 79-83, third place.
Training Town:
Goodyear, Ariz.
Park: Goodyear
Ballpark.
First Workout:
Feb. 19/24.
He’s Here: RHP
Mat Latos, RHP
closer Ryan Madson, LHP Sean Mar-
shall, RHP Andrew Brackman, LHP
Jeff Francis, OF Ryan Ludwick, INF
Wilson Valdez, OF/INF Willie Harris.
He’s Outta Here: C Ramon Hernan-
dez, RHP closer Francisco Cordero,
LHP Travis Wood, RHP Edinson Vol-
quez, LHP Dontrelle Willis, INF Yonder
Alonso, OF Fred Lewis, SS Edgar
Renteria, C Yasmani Grandal.
Going campin’: The Reds won the NL
Central in 2010 with a nucleus of
young players and spent the following
offseason signing them to long-term
deals. They returned their roster
virtually intact for 2011 and watched it
struggle, especially the rotation. So,
GM Walt Jocketty took a far different
approach this offseason, making a
series of trades and free agent sign-
ings to give the pitching staff a new
look. They traded four players, in-
cluding starter Volquez and top pros-
pect Alonso, to San Diego for starter
Latos. The rotation now features RHP
Johnny Cueto, Latos and Bronson
Arroyo in the first three spots, with
RHP Homer Bailey and Mike Leake in
the competition for the last two spots.
Madson replaces Cordero as the
closer, with Marshall giving the Reds
another dependable setup man. The
Reds still have to figure out what to
do at three positions. Rookie short-
stop Zack Cozart had surgery on his
non-throwing elbow last year, but is
first in line for the starting job. Third
baseman Scott Rolen had surgery on
his left shoulder, which was a chronic
problem and limited him to 65 games
last season. The Reds will see how it
responds during spring training. Left
field is open for competition once
again. The Reds’ main wish for spring
training is to stay healthy. Last year,
Bailey and Cueto came down with
shoulder problems and Arroyo devel-
oped mononucleosis during spring
training.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Manager: Clint Hurdle (second sea-
son).
2011: 72-90,
fourth place.
Training Town:
Bradenton, Fla.
Park: McKechnie
Field.
First Workout:
Feb. 19/24.
He’s Here: LHP Erik Bedard, C Rod
Barajas, SS Clint Barmes, OF Nate
McLouth, 3B Casey McGehee.
He’s Outta Here: 1B Derrek Lee, OF
Ryan Ludwick, LHP Paul Maholm, SS
Ronny Cedeno, SS Pedro Ciriaco, C
Ryan Doumit, C Chris Snyder, RHP
Jose Veras.
Going campin’: The Pirates generated
plenty of buzz last season, leading the
division in late July before collapsing
down the stretch en route to the
franchise’s 19th straight losing season.
Hurdle infused the clubhouse with a
needed dash of optimism and the
team worked somewhat aggressively
— given its salary limitations — during
the offseason to plug in holes until
help comes from the minors. The
Pirates signed Bedard to a one-year
deal, hoping he can shake off the
injuries that have limited him in
recent seasons and become a top-end
starter. He’ll fill in for Maholm, the
team’s longest tenured player before
he signed with the Cubs. Barajas is 36
but the team believes he can catch
anywhere from100-120 games, and his
bat will be welcome in one of base-
ball’s weakest lineups. Barmes signed
a two-year deal, citing his relationship
with Hurdle in Colorado as a major
reason for moving to Pittsburgh.
McGehee is insurance in case Pedro
Alvarez can’t shake out of the sopho-
more slump he endured in 2011, while
McLouth returns to the Pirates after
spending time in Atlanta. The team
continues to build around All-Star
center fielder Andrew McCutchen,
second baseman Neil Walker and right
fielder Jose Tabata, with Alvarez
needing to make an impact if Pitts-
burgh wants to build on 2011. The
rotation appears to be set, and All-
Star closer Joel Hanrahan anchors
the bullpen.
Chicago Cubs
Manager: Dale Sveum (first season).
2011: 71-91, fifth
place.
Training Town:
Mesa, Ariz.
Park: Fitch Park;
HoHoKam Park.
First Workout:
Feb. 19/24.
He’s Here: LHP
Paul Maholm,
RHP Chris Volstad, LHP Travis Wood,
1B Anthony Rizzo, 3B Ian Stewart, OF
David DeJesus, LHP Trever Miller, RHP
Andy Sonnanstine.
He’s Outta Here: Manager Mike
Quade, RHP Carlos Zambrano, 3B
Aramis Ramirez, 1B Carlos Pena, LHP
Sean Marshall, RHP Andrew Cashner,
C Koyie Hill.
Going campin’: The Cubs brought in
Theo Epstein as president of baseball
operations, luring him from the Red
Sox to be the same championship-
drought buster he was in Boston. The
Cubs haven’t won a World Series since
1908 but Epstein’s mantra has been to
build for the future. Chicago has
added depth to its pitching rotation,
ridded itself of mercurial one-time ace
Carlos Zambrano and brought in
everyday players David DeJesus and
Ian Stewart to see if they can shake
off poor seasons. The remake of the
front office also included the hiring of
GM Jed Hoyer from the Padres.
There’s also the lingering question
about star SS Starlin Castro, who had
207 hits a year ago but has been
questioned about an alleged sexual
assault. No charges have been filed.
RHP Matt Garza, who settled for a
$9.25 million contract shortly before
an arbitration hearing, has been the
subject of trade rumors throughout
the offseason. The Cubs were shaky
on defense a year ago and Sveum will
demand more hustle, but his biggest
chore could be finding run-producers
after the departures of Aramis Rami-
rez and Carlos Pena.
Houston Astros
Manager: Brad
Mills (third sea-
son).
2011: 56-106, sixth
place.
Training Town:
Kissimmee, Fla.
Park: Osceola
County Stadium.
First Workout: Feb. 20/26.
He’s Here: OF Jack Cust, INF Jed
Lowrie, RHP Kyle Weiland, C Chris
Snyder, RHP Livan Hernandez, LHP
Zach Duke.
He’s Outta Here: RHP Mark Melan-
con, SS Clint Barmes, LF Jason Mi-
chaels.
Going campin’: The Astros had the
worst record in the majors and in
franchise history last season. They’ve
got a new owner in Jim Crane, who
bought the team from Drayton
McLane, but with a roster filled with
young, unproven players their outlook
for this season is about the same as
last year’s. Former general manager
Ed Wade shed almost all of Houston’s
recognizable players in the last two
seasons trying to replenish the farm
system. He was let go soon after
Crane took over. New GM Jeff Luhnow
is now in charge of trying to turn this
franchise around in its farewell season
in the National League before next
season’s move to the AL. Returning
for the Astros is one of last year’s
bright spots in third baseman Jimmy
Paredes. He hit .286 in 46 games
after being promoted from Double-A.
First baseman Carlos Lee, who is
virtually the only veteran non-pitcher
on the roster, returns for the last
season of the $100 million contract he
signed in 2007 after hitting 18 homers
with 94 RBIs in 2011. Catcher Jason
Castro won’t be ready for the start of
spring training after offseason sur-
gery on his left foot, but the Astros
hope he can finally be their full-time
catcher this season after injuries have
sidelined him since he was a rookie in
2010. RHP Brett Myers leads the
rotation and will try to improve on last
season’s 7-14 record. He’s joined by
lefty Wandy Rodriguez who was 11-11
last year. Brandon Lyon, who had an
11.48 ERA in just 15 games of an injury-
plagued 2011, figures to be the closer
after Houston traded Melancon to the
Red Sox.
WEST
Arizona Diamondbacks
Manager: Kirk Gibson (second sea-
son).
2011: 94-68, first
place, lost in
division series.
Training Town:
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Park: Salt River
Fields.
First Workout:
Feb. 20/25.
He’s Here: OF
Jason Kubel, RHP Trevor Cahill, LHP
Craig Breslow, RHP Takashi Saito, RHP
Jonathan Albaladejo.
He’s Outta Here: OF-1B Xavier Nady,
LHP Zach Duke, OF Colin Cowgill, SS
Josh Wilson, 3B Sean Burroughs, RHP
Jarrod Parker, RHP Esmerling Vas-
quez.
Going campin’: The Diamondbacks
only tinkered with their roster after
their surprising worst-to-first run in
2011. General manager Kevin Towers
added ex-Oakland right-hander Cahill
and, in a somewhat surprising move,
signed free-agent Kubel to play left
field, leaving Gold Glove winner Gerar-
do Parra to back up all three outfield
positions. Towers also bolstered the
bullpen with the addition of Breslow. A
major question is whether SS Stephen
Drew will be back from a broken ankle.
The team re-signed slick-fielding,
light-hitting John McDonald to play in
Drew’s place if necessary. Arizona also
re-signed 2B Aaron Hill. McDonald and
Hill were acquired from Toronto late in
the season and both were significant
contributors to Arizona’s successful
stretch run. The rotation looks set
with Ian Kennedy, Daniel Hudson,
Cahill, Josh Collmenter and lefty Joe
Saunders. But the team has two
bright prospects in RHP Trevor Bauer
and LHP Tyler Skaggs. Last year,
Gibson used spring training to drill in
a winning attitude.
San Francisco Giants
Manager: Bruce Bochy (sixth season).
2011: 86-76,
second place.
Training Town:
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Park: Scottsdale,
Stadium.
First Workout:
Feb. 19/24.
He’s Here: OF Melky Cabrera, OF
Angel Pagan, INF Ryan Theriot, RHP
Clay Hensley.
He’s Outta Here: RF Carlos Beltran,
CF Andres Torres, RHP Ramon Rami-
rez, OF Cody Ross, OF Pat Burrell.
Going campin’: Star catcher Buster
Posey’s return from a devastating
injury last May will be among the top
stories this spring. The 2010 NL Roo-
kie of the Year was lost for the season
after tearing three ligaments in his
left ankle and fracturing a bone in his
lower leg in a frightening home plate
collision with Florida’s Scott Cousins
on May 25. Second baseman Freddy
Sanchez also is expected to be at full
strength again after his season was
cut short following labrum surgery on
his right shoulder in August. The
Giants are determined to contend in
the NL West again after they missed
returning to the playoffs during an
injury-plagued season following that
improbable World Series champion-
ship in 2010 — and Arizona seems
poised to defend its division title. San
Francisco gave ace Tim Lincecum a
$40.5 million, two-year contract this
offseason with incentives, and slugger
Pablo Sandoval was rewarded with a
$17.15 million, three-year contract. The
25-year-old third baseman became an
All-Star last season after losing nearly
40 pounds during a rigorous offsea-
son regimen. He batted .315 with 23
home runs and 70 RBIs in 2011. San
Francisco hopes for comeback sea-
sons from a few others, too. Aubrey
Huff, rewarded with a $22 million,
two-year contract last offseason after
hitting .290 with a team-leading 26
home runs and 86 RBIs in 2010,
batted just .246 with 12 homers and
59 RBIs in 2011. He’s been on a fitness
kick this winter and is determined to
return to form. LHP Barry Zito begins
the sixth season of his $126 million,
seven-year contract looking to prove
himself once again. He is slated as the
fifth starter going into spring training.
Zito — left off the postseason roster
for all three rounds in 2010 — is owed
$19 million this season, $20 million in
2013 and has an $18 million team
option with a $7 million buyout in
2014. Will the Giants score enough
runs to support Lincecum and Matt
Cain and give them enough incentive
to stay put for the long haul as GM
Brian Sabean hopes?
Los Angeles Dodgers
Manager: Don Mattingly (second
season).
2011: 82-79, third place.
Training Town: Glendale, Ariz.
Park: Camelback
Ranch.
First Workout:
Feb. 22/28.
He’s Here: 2B
Mark Ellis, LF
Juan Rivera, 2B
Adam Kennedy,
LHP Chris Capua-
no, INF-OF Jerry
Hairston Jr., RHP Aaron Harang, RHP
Mike MacDougal, C Matt Treanor, RHP
Todd Coffey.
He’s Outta Here: RHP Hiroki Kuroda,
RHP Jonathan Broxton, RHP Vicente
Padilla, 3B Casey Blake, SS Jamey
Carroll, C Rod Barajas, LHP Hong-Chih
Kuo, LHP Dana Eveland.
Going campin’: The biggest news will
develop away from spring training as
the sale of the team is expected to
close by April 30. That’s the date
current owner Frank McCourt is due
to give former wife Jamie a $131
million divorce settlement. McCourt
placed the team in bankruptcy last
year and he will get to select the new
owner as part of an agreement with
Major League Baseball. At least nine
bidders are reported to be in the
running, with a second round of
bidding believed set for the beginning
of March. RF Andre Ethier, a Gold
Glove winner, signed a $10.95 million,
one-year deal and will be looking for a
productive season to position himself
for free agency in 2013. His right knee
bothered him last season and he had
surgery in September. The biggest
offseason acquisitions were Capuano
and Harang, who will fill out a veteran
rotation led by Cy Young Award
winner Clayton Kershaw, LHP Ted Lilly
and RHP Chad Billingsley. With Brox-
ton, a two-time All-Star, off to Kansas
City after an injury-marred 2011, look
for Javy Guerra and Kenley Jansen to
anchor the closer’s role.
Colorado Rockies
Manager: Jim Tracy (fourth season).
2011: 73-89,
fourth place.
Training Town:
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Park: Salt River
Fields at Talking
Stick.
First Workout:
Feb. 19/27.
He’s Here: RHP Jeremy Guthrie, OF
Michael Cuddyer, 2B Marco Scutaro, C
Ramon Hernandez, 3B Casey Blake,
RHP Tyler Chatwood, RHP Guillermo
Moscoso, LHP Josh Outman, OF Tyler
Colvin, LHP Jamie Moyer, INF D.J.
LeMahieu.
He’s Outta Here: RHP Huston Street,
RHP Jason Hammel, RHP Matt Lind-
strom, OF Seth Smith, C Chris Iannet-
ta, 3B Ian Stewart, RHP Casey Weath-
ers, RHP Clayton Mortensen.
Going campin’: Veteran leader Todd
Helton welcomes the low public
expectations surrounding the Rockies
this year. From poor pitching to a lack
of timely hitting, the Rockies plum-
meted under the weight of heavy
expectations in 2011. Their best sea-
sons, playoff runs in 2007 and 2009,
both came out of the blue. Maybe
2012 will be the same, Helton reasons.
Last year, everybody was calling them
the prohibitive favorite in the NL West
after they committed $273 million in
contracts to lock up some of their
young stars. They spent 38 days in
first place before the trap door swung
open and sent them plummeting to
the most disappointing season in their
history. GM Dan O’Dowd went about
changing the clubhouse culture in the
offseason, bringing in proven veterans
Cuddyer, Guthrie, Hernandez and
Scutaro. He stockpiled arms during the
winter, leaving Tracy with several
rotation candidates. The projected
group going into camp is Guthrie,
Jhoulys Chacin, Drew Pomeranz, Juan
Nicasio and Moscoso, with Alex White,
Chatwood, Outman, Moyer and Esmil
Rogers all competing for spots, too.
Jorge De La Rosa hopes to be back
fromTommy John surgery by late
May, and Nicasio has made a remarka-
ble recovery froma broken neck when
he got hit in the face by a comebacker
last year. Star slugger Carlos Gonzalez
said he’s better prepared for this
season after spending more time
focusing on baseball and not getting
caught up in his newfound celebrity as
he did a year earlier, which he now
realizes led to his slow start in 2011. SS
Troy Tulowitzki recommitted himself
and worked out during the offseason.
San Diego Padres
Manager: Bud Black (sixth season).
2011: 71-91, fifth place.
Training Town: Peoria, Ariz.
Park: Peoria Sports Complex
First Workout: Feb. 20/25.
He’s Here: LF Carlos Quentin, 1B
Yonder Alonso,
RHP Huston
Street, RHP
Edinson Volquez,
RHP Micah Ow-
ings, RHP Andrew
Cashner, C John
Baker.
He’s Outta Here:
RHP Heath Bell,
RHP Mat Latos, 1B Anthony Rizzo.
Going campin’: While the Padres
aren’t expected to be serious conten-
ders for the division crown, they
should at least be better than last year
thanks to three big trades by new
general manager Josh Byrnes in late
December and early January. Byrnes
traded RHP Mat Latos to Cincinnati for
four players, including starter Volquez
and two top prospects, first baseman
Alonso and catcher Yasmani Grandal.
Byrnes acquired Quentin fromthe
Chicago White Sox two weeks later,
and then dealt Rizzo to the Chicago
Cubs for Cashner. With starting posi-
tion players pretty much in place, the
main focus of spring training will be to
set the rotation and bullpen.
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FRIBOURG, Switzerland —
Given a supremely tough drawin
the 2012 Davis Cup, the United
States is off to an exhilarating
start.
It swept Roger Federer and
Switzerland in the first round,
with Mardy Fish and Mike Bryan
winning the doubles match on
clay, a surface selected by Feder-
er to exploit what was perceived
as an American weakness.
But Fish and Bryan, paired for
the first time in more than three
years, were clearly up for this
challenge Saturday before a
Swiss crowd that at times turned
angry. They defeated Federer
and Stanislas Wawrinka, the
reigning Olympic champions,
4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.
“This is probably going down
as one of the most memorable
(wins),” said Bryan, who played
on the 2007 winning team.
The doubles victory gave the
Americans a 3-0 lead in the best-
of-five, first-round series. Fish
and Bryan built on the momen-
tum from Friday’s riveting sin-
gles matches when John Isner
stunned Federer in four sets and
Fish outlasted Wawrinka in five.
“This was a big step forward
for our guys to come in here and
play against a team of this cali-
ber,” U.S. captain Jim Courier
said. “Our attitude remained
strong all the while and we were
ready for whatever. That is what
you need for any road tie.”
Handling partisan fans is
among those demands, and sec-
tions of the crowd of some 7,000
were not pleased in the least
when Bryan hit Federer and
Wawrinka with volleys at close
range.
The U.S. will again be on the
road for the next round of Davis
Cup, an April 6-8 quarterfinal
against France or Canada.
If the favored French advance,
they also would likely choose to
put the U.S. on clay instead of fas-
ter hard courts. The winner
would progress to an away semi-
final, probably against defending
champion Spain and Rafael Na-
dal, the greatest player of all on
the slow red dust.
“We have the worst draw you
could have on paper,” Courier
said. “But you saw what paper
means here, which is absolutely
nothing. That’s the statement:
It’s that our guys are committed
and played well.”
In the seven other first-round
series in the World Group, three
other nations completed 3-0
sweeps Saturday: Czech Repub-
lic (vs. Italy), Spain (vs. Kazakh-
stan) and Argentina (vs. Germa-
ny). Ahead 2-1 are Japan (vs.
Croatia), Serbia (vs. Sweden)
and Austria (vs. Russia). Canada
and France are 1-1.
The U.S. produced the upset of
the round despite owning a high-
er Davis Cup ranking than Swit-
zerland.
“They did really well and got
the victory they deserved,” Fe-
derer said. “We did have our
chances but maybe they were just
a touch better than us again to-
day.”
Later, speaking in French to
Swiss media, Federer appeared
less gracious. He claimed not to
be too disappointed while point-
ing a finger at Wawrinka, who
slumpedbackinhis chair looking
every inch the junior partner in
the relationship.
“I played well enough in dou-
bles, but Stanislas not so much,”
Federer said, adding that Waw-
rinka “didn’t have his best match
insingles. It’s a shame, becauseof
that defeat we weren’t able to put
the U.S under pressure.”
FishandBryancertainlyseized
every opportunity to exploit
Wawrinka’s errors. His serve was
broken in the second when he
twice double-faulted before Fish
hit a rare crosscourt winner from
the baseline. In the third, Waw-
rinka hit back-to-back wayward
volleys to drop serve.
“We just had a couple of games
where we struggled too much
and couldn’t convert ourselves,”
Federer had said in English. He
has now lost three straight
matches dating to his Australian
Open semifinals defeat to Nadal
two weeks ago.
As tension rose in the sold-out
arena, Bryan upset the fans in the
next game when he made Feder-
er yelp with pain with a forehand
volley that struck his leg.
T E N N I S
U.S. dispatches Federer, Swiss
With a doubles win by Fish
and Bryan, the United States
advances in Davis Cup play.
By GRAHAMDUNBAR
AP Sports Writer
AP PHOTO
US Davis Cup player Mardy Fish, right, celebrates with teammate
Mike Bryan, left, after beating the Swiss Davis Cup team.
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wide receiver Hines Ward wants
to retire with the Pittsburgh
Steelers, offering to restructure
his contract to do it.
Ward posted on his Facebook
page Saturday that he’s already
told the Steelers he’s willing to
work with them on altering his
deal so he can remain with the
team. Ward’s comments came af-
ter NFL.com reported the Steel-
ers are planning to cut the fran-
chise’s all-time leading receiver.
“I don’t normally like to re-
spond to rumors, but as I’ve said
all along, I want to finish my ca-
reer with the Pittsburgh Steel-
ers,” Ward posted.
The 14-year veteran is sched-
uled to make $4 million in 2012.
He’s coming off a seasoninwhich
he finishedwith46 receptions for
381 yards and two touchdowns,
the lowest totals in each category
since he was a rookie in 1998.
Ward, who turns 36 next
month, became the eighth player
in league history to reach 1,000
career receptions in the regular-
season finale against Cleveland.
He and Jerry Rice are the only
players in league history to reach
1,000 receptions and win multi-
ple Super Bowls.
Yet Ward’s role within the of-
fense diminished as Antonio
Brown and Emmanuel Sanders
passed him on the depth chart
and Mike Wallace became a Pro
Bowler. Ward pushed aside spec-
ulation he would retire after the
Steelers’ season ended with a 29-
23 overtime loss to Denver in the
wild card round.
“No, I’m not even thinking
about that,” Ward said at the
time.
The 2006 Super Bowl MVPdid
not catch a pass against the Bron-
cos, the first time inWard’s career
he was held without a reception
in a postseason game. His future
is one of several questions that
will need to be addressed during
what’s already been an active off-
season for one of the league’s
most stable franchises.
Offensive coordinator Bruce
Arians was not offereda newcon-
tract and spent just over a week
unemployed before taking the
same position with the Indiana-
polis Colts. The Steelers hired
former Kansas City head coach
Todd Haley to replace Arians.
The Steelers will look for re-
ceiver depthafter releasingveter-
anArnaz Battle this week andthe
possible departure of Jerricho
Cotchery, who will be an unre-
stricted free agent.
S T E E L E R S
Ward willing to restructure deal
AP PHOTO
Pittsburgh
Steelers re-
ceiver Hines
Ward (86)
hopes to re-
main with the
team in 2012
and retire as a
career Steeler.
The wide receiver wants to
complete his pro career with
the team he broke in with.
By WILL GRAVES
AP Sports Writer
PHILADELPHIA — On paper,
coaching the Eagles secondary
would seem to be a job full of up-
side.
The team has invested second-
roundpicks insafeties eachof the
last two years and its top three
cornerbacks have combined for
eight Pro Bowl appearances.
But the last few seasons have
been hard on the Eagles’ back
four. The team has finished
ranked 24th, tied for 29th, and
24th again in the NFL in touch-
down passes allowed after giving
up 27, 31, and 27 scores through
the air the last three years.
Veteran defensive coaches
Dick Jauron and Johnnie Lynn
have come and gone. Nowthe job
of getting the most out of the sec-
ondary falls to Todd Bowles, a
longtime defensive assistant who
won a Super Bowl with the Wash-
ington Redskins as a safety.
Bowles inherits a perplexing
group. Nate Allen, a second-
round pick in 2010, showed flash-
es of talent but alsoerrors after re-
turning from a knee injury. Jai-
quawnJarrett, the team’s number
twopickin2011, barely got onthe
field and was stuck behind Kurt
Coleman. Andthestar corner trio
of Nnamdi Asomugha, Asante Sa-
muel, and Dominique Rodgers-
Cromartie all played well below
expectations.
"You see a lot of athletes, you
see some playmakers back there,
and you see some guys that can
hit, so you see potential," said
Bowles, 48. "You see potential,
but you just have to bring it all to-
gether."
He wouldn’t delve into his
plans, notingthat he’s beeninPhi-
ladelphia only about a week and
was still reviewing games from
last season.
Bowles, the only new addition
to the coaching staff, took the Ea-
gles job over offers to become the
defensive coordinator in Oak-
land, toremainthe assistant head
coach/secondary coach in Mia-
mi, or take the same position in
Cincinnati.
He interviewed for at least five
head coaching jobs in recent
years, and there’s been specula-
tion that Bowles could be a fall-
backoptionif defensive coordina-
tor Juan Castillo falters.
"My role is to be the defensive
back coach," Bowles said. "I an-
swer to the defensive coordina-
tor."
Bowles grew up in Elizabeth,
N.J., and played safety at Temple.
Mild-mannered and soft-spoken
—he’s no JimWashburn —Bow-
les showed his toughness as a se-
nior.
In a practice shortly before his
final collegeseason, Bowles dislo-
cated six bones in his wrist and
missed five games, but he return-
ed to the field with three pins
holding his wrist together.
At the NFL scouting combine
that year Bowles couldn’t do a
pushup, let alonethebenchpress,
and he went undrafted. But he
signed with the Redskins and
worked his way into the lineup,
winning a championship in 1988.
After eight seasons in the NFL,
though, including seven in Wash-
ington, Bowles wore down.
He left the game for two years,
and worked as an owner of a gym
and a construction company, but
he returned as a scout for the
Packers and then a defensive co-
ordinator at Morehouse College
in Atlanta.
AP PHOTO
Miami Dolphins interim head coach Todd Bowles, right, talks with free safety Reshad Jones during
the first half Jan. 1 against the New York Jets in Miami.
Bowles to lead
Eagles secondary
The former Temple standout
recently served as interim
head coach of the Dolphins.
By JONATHAN TAMARI
The Philadelphia Inquirer
ALBANY, N.Y. — The Su-
per Bowl champion New
York Giants say they’re
planning to return their
training camp to Albany
this summer.
Pat Hanlon, the team’s
vice president for communi-
cations, told Albany-area
media outlets Thursday
that the Giants plan to fol-
low up on franchise Presi-
dent and CEO John Mara’s
pledge to bring the camp
back to upstate New York.
The Giants decided dur-
ing last year’s NFL labor
lockout to hold the 2011
training camp at their head-
quarters in East Rutherford,
N.J. Mara had said then that
the team intended to return
its training camp to Albany
in the summer of 2012.
The Giants trained at the
University at Albany for 15
years, their longest stay at
one training camp site in
the 87-year history of the
franchise.
N.Y. Giants
camp going
back home
The team trained in Albany,
N.Y., for 15 years before the
lockout broke that streak.
The Associated Press
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Sacred Heart FT champ
Haileigh Hendricks recently won the Sacred Heart Council
10676 Knights of Columbus free throw competition at Nan-
ticoke High School. Alyssa Lewis finished second. Pictured,
first row, from left: Mike Frantz, deputy grand knight; Hen-
dricks; Lewis. Second row: Rich Laury; Joe Simone, grand
knight; Henry Turchanik, treasurer; Pete Zaleski, advocate;
Kevin Luksh, youth program director.
KOC top free throw shooters
The Knights of Columbus, Assumpta Council 3987, recent-
ly held its annual free throw contest at Holy Trinity’s gym in
Swoyersville. Winners received a plaque, t-shirt and certif-
icate. Pictured, first row, from left: Davis Weaver; Brianna
Pizzano; Tyler Yankowsky. Second row: Bernie Solack, dep-
uty grand knight; John Duesler, event chairman; Anthony
Solack, grand knight.
Nanticoke gets pitching machine
The Nanticoke Area High School baseball team was able
to purchase a pitching machine through contributions from
local organizations. The team would like to thank the Ea-
gles Club of Nanticoke along with the following organiza-
tions and families for the support: ACON Club, Casey Kasa
Coal, Richard Yalch Insurance, Dr. Olengenski, Cragle Bus
Company, White Transit, Crazy 8’s Sportsmen Club, Tommy
Boy’s, Nanticoke Fire Fighters, State Representative Gerald
Mullery, Tom and Margaret Kashatus, 400 Club, Eastern
Oil, Higgs family and Glen Lyon Italian Club.
Kingston/Forty Fort Minor Division softball team
Pictured is the Kingston/Forty Fort Minor Division softball team. First row, from left: Abby
Najib, Emily Latosky, Olivia Gayoski, Mia Magnota, Toni Amato, Sara Colonna, Sydney Ka-
mus. Second row: Quinn Crispell, Sadie Taylor, Tiffany Pepe, Kylee Laudenslager, Mia
Kruchmaluk, Alesha Pekarovsky, Brooke Taylor, Rachel Fenner. Third row: Brooke Hellyer,
Madison Motovidlak, Emily Matthews, Anna Ritsma, Amy Hosmer, Alyson McCabe, Jessica
Shaver, Elizabeth Ruda, Kailey Fowler, Alyson Price, Courtney May. Fourth row: Matthew
May, Ryan May, Scott Crispell, Carlton Taylor, Bill Pekarovsky, Bill Bordow, Warren Ruda,
Joe Emel, Ralph Gayoski, Jen Amato.
Hawkeyes MVP honored
Anthony Dennis was recently honored by the Hanover
Area Quarterback Club as the team’s MVP at its annual
football banquet. Dennis was awarded the Daniel Korba
Memorial Trophy. Korba was MVP for the Hawkeyes in 1983.
He died in an auto accident in Washington. Pictured, from
left: Peter Korba; Morgan Korba; David Korba; Dennis;
coach Ron Hummer; George Bowers, president of the quar-
terback club.
On the team
Randy McDermott, a 2011
Wyoming Area graduate,
had a successful tryout with
the Flagler College baseball
team in St. Augustine, Fla.
The Saints open their 2012
season this month. McDer-
mott will be a freshman,
majoring in secondary edu-
cation-history and social
science. He is the son of
Michele and Charlie McDer-
mott of West Wyoming.
Marywood honors Hall class
Two former Marywood University field hockey players and
a former baseball player were inducted as the 16th class of
honorees into Marywood University’s prestigious Athletics
Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 4. Pictured, from left: Piper
(Frick) Davis, Jeff Williams, Lauren (Wynne) Bickel. The trio
was selected for induction by the University’s Hall of Fame
Committee and approved by Marywood University Presi-
dent Sister Anne Munley, IHM, Ph.D. Williams, Larksville, is
a 2001 graduate and former standout pitcher. Bickel, Hope
Valley, R.I., is a 1996 graduate and was a four-year member
of the field hockey team. Davis, Wake Forest, N.C., is one of
the most decorated student-athletes in Marywood history.
A 2002 graduate with a bachelor of science degree in
health and physical education with a minor in coaching,
Davis was a standout for the field hockey program and also
played four years of basketball.
Morgante to play football at IUP
Crestwood’s Tony Morgante has accepted an invitation to
attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania and compete on
the football team. Pictured, first row, from left: Kelly Mor-
gante (stepmother), Tony Morgante Sr. (father), Tony Mor-
gante, Sally Shipierski (mother), Gary Shipierski (stepfa-
ther), Maria Morgante (sister). Standing: Bonnie Gregory
(asst. principal), Greg Myers (head football coach), Chris-
topher Gegaris (HS principal).
Rivals team up for cause
The Wyoming Area Warriors were to host the Lake-Leh-
man Black Knights for a Friday night football game. Due to
the flooding in West Pittston, the game was relocated to
Lake-Lehman. Proceeds from the game were donated to
the American Red Cross on behalf of all flood victims in the
Wyoming Area School District. Pictured, from left: Frank J.
Parra, Wyoming Area athletic director; Joanna Springer,
American Red Cross representative; Tom Rokita, Lake Leh-
man athletic director.
Wyoming Valley U13 wins Indoor State Cup
The Wyoming Valley Soccer Club U13 girls team recently came in first place in the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer
Association U13 Indoor State Cup. Team members, first row, from left: Megan Miller, Haley Gobla, Rachel Maniskas, Nicole
Cavanaugh, Joey Kress. Second row: Coach Javier Rodriguez, coach Kevan Nagle, Emma Lehman, Lexi Gaetano, Maddie
Goodwin, Kayley Nilon, Julia Adams, Elise Fellerman, coach Jay Maniskas.
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I
t’s only six days.
But for a species that is extremely
secluded and seldom seen, it could
be six days too many. Listed as a spe-
cies of special concern in Pennsylvania,
snowshoe hares aren’t nearly as com-
mon their close relative, the cottontail
rabbit.
The larger snowshoe hare is a reclu-
sive animal, spending its life in isolated
swamps in the northwestern and north-
eastern portions of the state, particular
in the Poconos area.
They are known for the large hind
feet, big ears and brilliant white coat
that changes from brown when the
days get shorter in the fall.
The change in color is a protective
mechanism, enabling the hare to blend
in flawlessly with the snow-covered
ground of winter.
But now, the snowshoe’s white coat
may be its downfall.
This winter, snow has blanketed the
ground for only a handful of days.
When the white stuff is absent, snow-
shoe hares stick out like a sore thumb
against the drab brown landscape.
It’s a scenario that makes them easy
prey for predators – a factor that cer-
tainly doesn’t help a population that is
already at risk in many areas.
And it’s just one reason why the
Pennsylvania Game Commission
should consider closing the snowshoe
hare season.
Right now, the season is scheduled
for Dec. 26-Jan. 1. It’s not lengthy by
any means, but is it really necessary?
It’s not.
The lack of snow this winter isn’t the
only reason why the snowshoe hare
season should be postponed.
Populations divided
Pennsylvania is at the southern end
of the snowshoe’s range, and they
aren’t well-established in many areas.
They prefer thick, remote swamps
and brushy areas in high elevations.
Forest fragmentation has isolated
many snowshoe populations, putting
them even more at risk of predation if
they attempt to leave these areas.
It also increases the risk that if these
areas are hunted, entire populations
can be decreased significantly or even
wiped out.
And if there is a sharp decline, a
rebound won’t happen easily.
Unlike the cottontail, snowshoe
hares don’t reproduce with multiple
litters each year. Instead, snowshoes
have one litter each year with one or
two individuals.
They simply can’t rebound quickly.
A lack of snow cover, fragmented
habitat and low reproduction rates
seems to indicate that the odds are
stacked against the snowshoe hare in
Pennsylvania.
“I’m sure there are places that
they’ve disappeared from,” PGC wild-
life biologist Kevin Wenner said. “We
have to be tactful with how they’re
managed and make careful recom-
mendations.”
Still, there is hope for the snow-
shoes.
Wenner said the agency has in-
creased its focus on creating early
successional habitat through timber
cuttings and prescribed burns.
These techniques result in the thick,
brushy cover that snowshoes need.
Wenner added that the PGC biol-
ogists would like to survey snowshoe
populations and see how they respond
to the habitat work, but without snow
it’s tough to do.
The PGC board will give final ap-
proval to the 2012-13 seasons and bag
limits in April. They can still cancel the
upcoming season.
It would be a wise step, allowing
agency biologists additional time to
study snowshoe populations. More
importantly, it would give the white
hares a bit of a respite after a challeng-
ing winter without snow.
TOM VENESKY
O U T D O O R S
Snowshoe
hares should
get a break
Rabid deer
Pennsylvania Game Commission offi-
cials reported last week that a Lancaster
County hunter has undergone post-
exposure rabies shots after harvesting
and field dressing a deer that ultimately
tested positive for rabies on Jan. 20, in
Valley Township, Chester County.
“The hunter contacted us about his
concerns that the deer was unfit for
human consumption,” said John Veylu-
pek, Game Commission wildlife conserva-
tion officer. “The hunter said that he saw
the deer standing in a creek, straining
and growling. He thought there was a
coyote nearby from the sounds the deer
was making.
“After gathering information from the
hunter, as well as samples for testing, it
was determined that the deer was rabid.
Because the hunter had scratches on his
hands and had field dressed the deer
without wearing gloves, we considered
this a human exposure and urged him to
contact his doctor about post-exposure
rabies shots.”
Dr. Walter Cottrell, Game Commission
wildlife veterinarian, reiterated the agen-
cy’s long-standing recommendations that
hunters and trappers avoid harvesting
animals that appear sick and to wear
rubber or latex gloves when field dress-
ing any mammal.
“All mammals are susceptible to rabies
and can spread the virus in the right
circumstances,” Cottrell said. “To prevent
the spread of wildlife diseases, we en-
courage hunters and trappers to contact
the Game Commission about any animals
that they encounter that may appear to
be sick.
“Also, when field dressing any mam-
mal, it is critical to wear rubber or latex
gloves to prevent exposure to not just
rabies, but also to other disease orga-
nisms.”
Second gobbler license available
Pennsylvania hunters who would like
the opportunity to harvest a second
spring gobbler can purchase a second
tag until April 20, according to Game
Commission executive director Carl G.
Roe.
In fact, thanks to the Pennsylvania
Automated License System (PALS),
hunters can purchase a second spring
gobbler tag at any issuing agent or
through the agency’s website.
Roe cautioned that those who plan to
purchase the second spring gobbler tag
through the agency’s website should
expect to wait 7-10 days for shipping,
depending on the volume of other online
purchases.
Also, all sales of the second spring
gobbler tag will cease April 20, which is
the day before the one-day season for
junior license holders and those partici-
pating in the Mentored Youth Hunting
Program.
“Prior to the implementation of PALS,
hunters had to wait until Jan. 1 before
submitting a license application for the
second spring gobbler tag, and then wait
for the agency to mail the license back to
them,” Roe said. “The old process was
necessary to enable the agency to
spread out the administrative workload
of processing and handling licenses for
the fall hunting seasons.
“However, thanks to PALS, hunters can
now purchase the second spring gobbler
tag at any issuing agent and walk out of
the store with the license in hand, or
they can purchase it online and wait for
it to be mailed to them within 10 days.”
Fees set by state law for the special
license are $21.70 for residents and
$41.70 for nonresidents. For online or-
ders, there are additional shipping and
handling costs.
The spring gobbler season is set to run
from April 28-May 31. Legal hunting
hours for the opening day of the spring
gobbler season through the third Sat-
urday (April 28-May 12) will be one-half
hour before sunrise until noon; the re-
mainder of the season (May 14-31) will
have legal shooting hours of one-half
hour before sunrise until one-half hour
after sunset.
The one-day spring gobbler youth
hunt will be held April 21, and will run
from one-half hour before sunrise until
noon.
License display repeal
Begining Feb. 13, hunters and trappers
no longer have to display their licenses
on an outer garment, but they still must
have their licenses in their possession
while afield, as well as a secondary form
of identification, such as a driver’s li-
cense.
House Bill 735, sponsored by Rep.
Keith Gillespie (R-York), was unanimously
approved by the House on June 15, and
was approved by a vote of 46-3 in the
Senate. Gov. Tom Corbett signed the bill
into law Dec. 15, but the change in law
didn’t take effect for 60 days.
O U T D O O R S N E WS
restrictions play a role
because it enables more
bucks to reach older age
classes.
“Pennsylvania white-
tailed deer always had the
genetics, they just needed
help getting to that older
age and that’s what antler
restrictions have afford-
ed,” Feaser said.
The PGC also maintains
its own record book. To
qualify, a typical buck
taken with a rifle must
score a minimum of 140,
while a buck taken while
bowhunting needs to
score 115 or better.
Feaser said the agency
didn’t see an increase in
the number of bucks qual-
ifying for its record book
until 2005, three years
after antler restrictions
took effect.
The increase was partic-
ular noticeable with ar-
chery bucks, Feaser said,
because the minimum
score is lower.
Still, he said antler
restrictions weren’t direct-
ly involved in the increase
in record-book bucks.
“It wasn’t intended to
produce trophy bucks,”
Feaser said. “It just al-
lowed yearling bucks to
reach the next age class.
The increase in record-
book bucks is an unin-
tended but positive by-
product of antler restric-
tions.”
More Pennsylvania
bucks are hitting the re-
cord books than ever
before, and officials say
antler restrictions are only
one reason why.
The two major orga-
nizations for recording
trophy whitetails both
report an increase over
the last several years –
both on the national level
and in the number of
entries from Pennsylvania.
The Boone and Crock-
ett Club reported a 400
percent increase in trophy
whitetail entries over the
last 30 years. From1980-
85, 617 whitetails made it
into the Boone and Crock-
ett record book.
From 2005-10, that
number jumped to 3,090.
To qualify for the Boone
and Crockett awards
book, a typical whitetail
buck must score a mini-
mum of 160.
According to Keith
Balfourd, director of mar-
keting for Boone and
Crockett, a number of
factors are behind the
increase, including im-
proved habitat, manage-
ment programs that allow
bucks to live longer and
more hunters simply
holding out for a trophy
deer.
“Bottom line is there is
no blanket answer. It is
good news however, be-
cause the majority of
possible reasons are tied
back to game manage-
ment, so clearly we’re
doing something right by
the deer and the habitats
they live in,” Balfourd
said.
From1980-85, Penn-
sylvania was tied for last
among states and Cana-
dian provinces with no
entries. For the period
2005-10, Pennsylvania
ranked 20th on the list
with 26 entries.
Pennsylvania also had
more entries than any of
its bordering states with
the exception of Ohio,
which listed 215 entries
and placed fourth overall.
Balfourd said the antler
restrictions enacted by the
Pennsylvania Game Com-
mission that took effect in
2002 had an impact on the
number of trophy deer
harvested in the state.
PGC spokesman Jerry
Feaser agreed that antler
The Pope and Young
Club, which maintains a
records program for big
game animals taken with
archery equipment (long-
bows, recurves and com-
pound bows only), has
also experienced a steep
hike in the number of
entries both nationally
and from Pennsylvania.
Pope and Young records
trophy data in two-year
periods, and from1999-
2000, 91 typical Penn-
sylvania archery bucks
made the record book. In
2003-04 – after antler
restrictions were imple-
mented, 162 Pennsylvania
bucks qualified for the
Pope and Young book.
The number stayed con-
stant until 2009-10, when
it jumped to 207. Penn-
sylvania ranks 11th overall
for contributing bucks to
the Pope and Young re-
cord book.
Nationally, in 1999-
2000, the club recorded
3,875 trophy archery
bucks, compared to 5,084
from 2009-10.
Kevin Hisey, executive
secretary for the Pope and
Young Club, said antler
restrictions are only one
reason for the hike.
The other has to do
with hunters themselves,
he said.
“It’s pretty clear that
over time hunters have
become a lot more selec-
tive in their hunting,
which we support,” Hisey
said. “You also have other
variables involved, such as
the increased exposure of
the records program, the
increase in the popularity
of archery and improved
management practices in
some states.
“There definitely has
been an increase in the
number of record book
books nationwide, but it’s
not as dramatic as what
we’ve seen from Penn-
sylvania in the last 10
years.”
The number of record bucks harvested is on the rise across Pennsylvania
It’s better than ever
By TOMVENESKY
tvenesky@timesleader.com
SUBMITTED PHOTO
Thomas H. Grotzinger of Elk County is shown with a buck he harvested in 2010.
The buck had a Boone and Crockett score of 160-4/8.
In order to qualify for the
Boone and Crockett record
book, a typical white-tailed
buck must score at least
160, while minimum score
for a non-typical is 185. Top
20 states for Boone and
Crockett record book en-
tries for white-tailed bucks,
2005-10 (typical and non-
typical combined):
1. Wisconsin, 383 entries
(1980-85 rank 3rd, 40 en-
tries)
2. Illinois, 299 entries
(1980-85 rank 6th, 30 en-
tries)
3. Iowa, 224 entries (1980-
85 rank 2nd, 59 entries)
4. Ohio, 215 entries (1980-
85 rank 14th, 16 entries)
5. Missouri, 214 entries
(1980-85 rank 9th (tie), 25
entries)
6. Kentucky, 199 entries
(1980-85 rank 9th (tie), 25
entries)
7. Indiana, 195 entries (1980-
85 rank 16th, 14 entries)
8. Kansas, 181 entries (1980-
85 rank 4th, 35 entries)
9. Minnesota, 172 entries
(1980-85 rank 1st, 76 en-
tries)
10. Saskatchewan, 147 en-
tries (1980-85 rank 7th (tie),
27 entries)
11. Texas, 132 entries (1980-
85 rank 12th, 19 entries)
12. Alberta, 115 entries
(1980-85 rank 7th (tie), 27
entries)
13. Nebraska, 78 entries
(1980-85 rank 18th (tie), 12
entries)
14. Oklahoma, 48 entries
(1980-85 rank 22nd (tie), 7
entries)
15. Ontario, 41 entries (1980-
85 rank 42nd (tie), 1 entry)
16. Arkansas, 40 entries
(1980-85 rank 34th (tie), 3
entries)
17 (tie). Michigan, 39 entries
(1980-85 rank 17th, 13 en-
tries)
17 (tie). Mississippi, 39 en-
tries (1980-85 rank 18th, 12
entries)
19. North Dakota, 31 entries
(1980-85 rank 31st (tie), 4
entries)
20. Pennsylvania, 26 en-
tries (1980-85 rank 45th
(tie), 0 entries)
T O P S C O R I N G S TAT E S
Pennsylvania counties that
produced the 26 Boone and
Crockett record book en-
tries, 2005-10:
Allegheny – 2
Chester – 2
Dauphin – 2
Elk – 2
Forest – 2
Beaver - 1
Butler – 1
Cambria – 1
Clarion – 1
Jefferson – 1
Lancaster – 1
Lawrence – 1
Lehigh – 1
Lycoming – 1
Montgomery – 1
Northumberland – 1
Schuylkill – 1
Venango – 1
Washington – 1
Westmoreland – 1
York – 1
B I G B U C K L A N D S
Pope and Young Club record
book entries for bucks taken
in Pennsylvania with ar-
chery equipment (two-year
intervals):
2009-10 – 207
2007-08 – 161
2005-06 – 167
2003-04 – 162
2001-02 – 117
1999-2000 - 91
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The judge ruled Thursday that
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judge to decide; and that no vio-
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CHADRON, Neb. — Forty
bighorn sheep captured in Cana-
da have been released on private
land in the northwest corner of
Nebraska, bolstering the state’s
small but recovering population.
The five rams and35ewes were
released Thursday near the Pan-
handle town of Harrison in Sioux
County, the Nebraska Game and
Parks Commission said in a news
release Friday.
The sheep were captured by
dropnets onTuesday inthe Cana-
dian Rockies west of Edmonton,
near Hinton. The commission
said 17 commission staff mem-
bers and two U.S. Department of
Agriculture veterinarians went to
Canada to help capture the sheep
andbringthemtotheir newhome
in Nebraska.
Bighorn sheep are native to Ne-
braska but were killed off in the
early 1900s by loss of habitat, dis-
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fore Thursday, Nebraska’s bigh-
orn population had been estimat-
ed at 315 sheep.
The release will bolster the
state’s herdbyfillinghabitat inthe
Sowbelly Canyon area, which has
not been home to bighorn sheep
for more than100 years, as well as
diversifyingthe genetics of the ex-
isting Pine Ridge population.
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itat andhadsome modelingdone.
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itat but are unoccupied," said
Todd Nordeen, the wildlife biolo-
gist in charge of the commission’s
Panhandle operations. He also
heads the agency’s bighorn sheep
program.
The restoration began with the
1981releaseof adozensheepfrom
South Dakota into a 500-acre en-
closure at Fort Robinson State
Park near Crawford. Since 2001,
122 sheep from Colorado and
Montana have been released in
the Pine Ridge east of Crawford
and in the Wildcat Hills near Ger-
ing.
The relocation was paid for by
the sale and auction of 17 bighorn
sheep hunting permits issued
since 1998, the commission said.
Canadian bighorn sheep relocated to Nebraska
The Associated Press
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP -- A
local farmwoodlot has newlife as
a forest.
Six years ago, Lionel Lemery,
retired U.S. forester, set out to ful-
fill Larry Miller’s dream of restor-
ing 34 wooded acres in Hamilton
Township.
"I love wood," said Miller, a
founder of the Cumberland Valley
Wood Turners. "I wanted to keep
(the woodlot) somewhat pristine
and keep it as natural as possible.
Woodis a renewable resource, but
you have to renew it on a regular
basis."
The wooded oasis hugs a tiny
tributary of the Conococheague
Creek on the valley floor - past the
$200,000newhomesandjust over
thecrest of cropland. Maturehick-
ory trees surround a three-acre
pond noisy with Canada geese.
Woodpeckers rap on old snaps.
Lemerysaidhe’sseenabaldeagle,
an osprey, deer, turkeys and foxes.
Bluebirds nest inthebirdboxes he
set out.
Tires, trash, a migrant camp,
utility poles and invasive plants
were removed. More than 700
trees of 26 species, including
American chestnut, were planted.
Old timber was logged.
"Our hopeis eventuallytomake
it available to the public for walk-
ing and watching wildlife, maybe
catch-and-release (fishing)," Mill-
er said. "It takesawhiletoeducate
the public withwhat you’re doing.
We’retryingtomakeit availablein
a gradual way so people will come
to appreciate what’s there. It’s a
long way to get it to where we
want it to be."
Soon after Lemery took on the
project, someone dumped70 tires
on the property. Opening the pri-
vately owned land to walkers may
discourage similar activities, he
said.
"People who use land for legiti-
mate purposes tend to discourage
irresponsible use," Lemery said.
Private forest owners own
about half of the 160,000 acres of
forestland in Franklin County.
They own more than half the for-
estland in the U.S., and more than
70 percent in Pennsylvania.
A farm woodlot - often too
steep, too rocky or too wet for
farming - can become a catch-all.
The Miller woodlot was no excep-
tion.
"There wasn’t a day I came out
here that I didn’t take home a bag
of trash," Lemery said.
Dump trucks hauled out five
loads of metal for recycling. Tri-
axles took three loads.
"Unlikemost woodlots, thetim-
ber here had not been degraded,"
Lemery said.
Hethinnedthetreesandleft the
crown trees so their seeds could
regeneratetheforest. Hedesigned
the skid trails to serve as walking
trails when the logging was fin-
ished.
Lemery calls it his "hobby
woodlot." He’s discovered hope
for American chestnut saplings.
He’s found satisfaction in reusing
discarded items.
Thewoodlot’s trails includefive
foot bridges that his grandchil-
dren assembled fromhis son’s old
fence posts. Lemery designedand
built a 30-foot span.
"I laid awake in the mornings
tryingtofigurehowtodothat," he
said.
Thebridgeincludessawedpiec-
es of an aluminum extension lad-
der for support, the concrete cap
fromanoldcesspool for afooter as
well as pressure-treatedlumber. A
former high-dive ladder takes hik-
ers up one approach.
Lemery sought to control inva-
sive plants, such as Ailanthus,
honeysuckle and multiflora, soon
after he completed his steward-
ship plan in 2006.
Within a year, Allegheny Power
removed three utility poles and a
contractor removedthreemigrant
cabins, two sheep pens, a cold cel-
lar and a dump site. Lemery took
down a half-mile fence of single-
strand wire and all of the staples
fromthe trees to protect the value
of the timber.
The American chestnut seeds
he planted in 2007 have grown in-
to trees bearing nuts this fall for
the first time. He will plant the 25
viable seeds on the property and
in agreement with the American
Chestnut Foundation, which sup-
plied the original seed. Ablight in
the early 20th century virtually
wiped out one of the largest and
most useful trees in the Appala-
chian mountains.
Miller took advantage of gov-
ernment programs that encour-
age forest stewardship. He re-
ceived$320for astewardshipplan
and $1,800 for invasive species
control, according to a spokeswo-
man for the Pennsylvania Depart-
ment of ConservationandNatural
Resources.
Miller said he inherited the
woodlot from his aunt, and ex-
pects it will be surrounded with
homes one day.
‘Hobby woodlot’ is taking root
Retired forester has devoted
himself to restoring a parcel
to its more natural condition.
By JIMHOOK
Chambersburg Public Opinion
AP PHOTO
Retired forester Lionel Lemery is working to preserve the Miller Farm woodlot in Hamilton Township.
He and his grandchildren built the small bridge.
PORTLAND, Ore. — A hun-
ter inIdaho has shot andkilleda
sibling of an Oregon wolf that
became a celebrity by wander-
inghundreds of miles fromEast-
ern Oregon and into Northern
California looking for a mate.
Oregon Department Fish and
Wildlife spokeswoman said the
wolf shot in Idaho, tagged OR-9,
came from the same parents as
his famous brother, OR-7.
OR-9 was shot on Feb. 2, said
Idaho Department of Fish and
Game spokesman Michael
Keckler.
"The hunter checked here af-
ter (the wolf) was harvested,"
Keckler said. "The hunter fol-
lowed the proper protocol,
brought the hide andskull tothe
Fish and Game office."
The wolf was taken between
Emmett and Banks. Its collar is
being returned to Oregon.
Keckler said the hunter’s tag
was out of date andhe was given
a warning. The hunter had valid
tags throughthe endof 2011, but
was incorrectly told he didn’t
need new tags in 2012.
Under new Idaho legislation,
the hunter’s name is not consid-
ered public record.
The wolf hunting season in
most of Idaho lasts fromAug. 30
to March 31. The wolf was last
seen in Oregon last summer,
and is believed to have crossed
into Idaho with two of his sib-
lings, including OR-7.
OR-7, Oregon’s famous wan-
dering wolf, became a media ce-
lebrity while looking for a mate
last year.
OR-9’s hide may be kept by
the Idaho Department of Fish
and Game or sold at auction.
The two wolves are part of the
Imnaha pack.
The Oregon Department of
Fish and Wildlife has issued a
kill order for two members of
the pack, but a federal judge has
blocked it. The Legislature is
considering a bill backed by
ranchers that would give the
state explicit authority to kill
the wolves.
The measure, opposed by
conservationists, is in a state
House committee and could be
advanced Tuesday, but it would
face an uphill climb in the full
House and Senate.
AP OHOTO
Biologist John Stephenson uses a tape to calculate the stride
of Oregon’s epic wanderer, the gray wolf known as OR-7.
Hunter kills brother
of famed Oregon wolf
The widely-known animal,
OR-7, traveled hundreds
of miles seeking a mate.
By NIGEL DUARA
Associated Press Writer
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Myrtle Beach 55/48/.00 43/27/s 53/37/s
Nashville 33/24/.01 35/20/s 44/32/c
New Orleans 52/46/.00 49/39/s 62/57/c
Norfolk 47/34/.09 38/26/s 47/34/s
Oklahoma City 28/19/.00 38/29/c 38/29/i
Omaha 17/0/.00 22/19/pc 32/17/sn
Orlando 68/56/.00 56/36/s 64/49/s
Phoenix 81/53/.00 70/46/pc 70/45/pc
Pittsburgh 29/17/.09 24/15/sn 33/26/pc
Portland, Ore. 51/40/.00 50/41/sh 47/38/sh
St. Louis 29/16/.01 32/22/s 33/31/sn
Salt Lake City 56/34/.00 44/33/rs 47/34/c
San Antonio 54/39/.00 47/42/sh 69/45/t
San Diego 62/57/.00 64/51/s 62/50/sh
San Francisco 54/50/.02 57/47/pc 54/44/sh
Seattle 48/43/.01 50/41/sh 47/38/sh
Tampa 65/56/.03 55/34/s 64/47/s
Tucson 80/44/.00 68/41/pc 66/46/pc
Washington, DC 43/31/.10 36/24/pc 43/32/s
City Yesterday Today Tomorrow City Yesterday Today Tomorrow
Amsterdam 27/14/.00 38/35/c 38/34/rs
Baghdad 63/45/.00 64/41/pc 66/42/pc
Beijing 43/12/.00 33/27/c 40/16/pc
Berlin 21/3/.09 28/25/sf 31/22/c
Buenos Aires 86/57/.00 84/73/s 87/73/s
Dublin 46/43/.00 48/38/sh 47/38/c
Frankfurt 25/9/.00 28/24/pc 37/33/sn
Hong Kong 57/50/.00 67/65/c 71/65/c
Jerusalem 55/46/.00 60/46/sh 63/45/pc
London 36/19/.00 37/35/c 40/33/c
Mexico City 64/52/.00 67/49/sh 67/48/c
Montreal 19/7/.00 9/-7/pc 14/10/c
Moscow 5/-9/.00 5/-12/sf 5/-7/c
Paris 32/16/.00 37/34/pc 39/36/sh
Rio de Janeiro 88/77/.12 87/73/sh 91/72/sh
Riyadh 70/55/.00 71/52/pc 73/50/s
Rome 43/30/.00 37/22/rs 36/25/pc
San Juan 87/71/.00 80/71/t 79/71/pc
Tokyo 46/37/.00 47/35/pc 42/40/sh
Warsaw 16/-2/.00 19/16/c 30/19/sf
City Yesterday Today Tomorrow City Yesterday Today Tomorrow
WORLD CITIES
River Levels, from 12 p.m. yesterday.
Key: s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sn-snow, sf-snowflurries, i-ice.
Philadelphia
34/24
Reading
32/21
Scranton
Wilkes-Barre
24/16
27/18
Harrisburg
32/20
Atlantic City
35/26
New York City
34/24
Syracuse
24/17
Pottsville
30/20
Albany
24/16
Binghamton
Towanda
27/17
30/19
State College
28/18
Poughkeepsie
29/18
44/34
30/18
36/20
57/43
27/16
63/52
58/50 32/27
37/19
50/41
34/24
29/20
42/22
64/52
49/48
81/68
38/31
33/26
36/24
Sun and Moon
Sunrise Sunset
Today 7:03a 5:33p
Tomorrow 7:02a 5:34p
Moonrise Moonset
Today 11:33p 9:16a
Tomorrow none 9:54a
Last New First Full
Feb. 14 Feb. 21 Feb. 29 March 8
This little taste
of winter weath-
er will continue
through the
weekend and
possibly return
on Valentine’s
Day. This morn-
ing will start off
very cold. We will
have a mostly
cloudy day.
Sunshine returns
on Monday. The
forecast for
Valentine’s Day
will be cloudy
with flurries. By
mid-week, the
40s will return
with partly
cloudy skies.
Thursday will
start off nice, but
then turn cloudy
as a light mix of
rain and snow
approaches our
region. Friday
and Saturday will
be mostly
cloudy, with a
chance for rain
and snow show-
ers and highs in
the 40s.
- Michelle Rotella
NATIONAL FORECAST: A frontal boundary draped from the Northwest to the Southwest will be
responsible for scattered precipitation across the West today. Look for showers along the Northwest
coast, with snowfall extending across the Intermountain West and Rockies. Snowfall associated with
this front will fall as far south as northern Texas, with showers falling from Utah to southern Texas.
Recorded at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int’l Airport
Temperatures
Heating Degree Days*
Precipitation
TODAY
Mostly cloudy,
flurries
MONDAY
Mostly
sunny
35°
20°
WEDNESDAY
Partly
sunny
43°
28°
THURSDAY
Partly
sunny,
p.m. mix
45°
30°
FRIDAY
Rain and
snow
43°
30°
SATURDAY
Partly
cloudy,
flurries
40°
25°
TUESDAY
Mostly
cloudy,
flurries
36°
23°
30
°
15
°
C M Y K
BUSINESS S E C T I O N D
THE TIMES LEADER SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012
timesleader.com
TUESDAY IS Valen-
tine’s Day and that
means wine, roses,
chocolates, dinner,
perfume, teddy bears,
jewelry, Hallmark
greetings and big
bucks being spent.
But there are ways to get that spe-
cial someone all the glitz and glamour
while saving some gelt.
While I fully support local florists,
jewelers and chocolatiers, sometimes
in tough economic times, grocery
stores, big box stores and even drug
stores can offer similar items and a
lower rate.
Target has a dozen roses for $16.99.
Some ladies prefer tulips to roses. If
that’s true of yours, Thomas’ Food-
town markets has two bunches of 10
tulips on sale for $12.
Kmart has 70 percent off all dia-
mond jewelry plus an extra 10 percent
off today through Tuesday.
The JC Penney circular in today’s
Times Leader is loaded with gift ideas
at reasonable prices. I was hesitant at
first about the new JCP sales policy
but with prices like these, I am start-
ing to cope pretty well.
Weis has a six-count pack of choco-
late covered strawberries for $9.99.
Rite Aid has boxes of Hershey’s Pot
of Gold on sale for $3.99. Use your
Wellness+ Card and get $2 in Up Re-
wards printed on your receipt good for
a future store purchase. You can get up
to four Up Rewards on this deal so
load up if your sweetie really likes
chocolate.
If a higher priced chocolate is more
your type then head to Macy’s where
Godiva chocolates are 25 percent off.
Rite Aid also has selected fragrances
buy-one, get-one free. You must use
your store card to get the deal.
Quiznos is offering a free cookie on
Valentine’s Day with this coupon:
http://www.quiznos.com/valentines-
day-coupon.aspx. There is no purchase
necessary.
This has more to do with just being
a darn good deal but I’ll incorporate it
into the Valentine’s themed column
anyway. Head to Price Chopper this
week to get some sugar for your sugar.
Four pound bags of Clear Value sugar
are on sale for $2. Or buy it and bake a
cake. A dozen eggs are on sale for $1
and Betty Crocker super moist cake
mix boxes are on sale for $1.19.
If you’re looking for a nice outing
with your significant other, Chacko’s
Family Bowling Center has a sweet-
heart special Tuesday from noon to 10
p.m. Stop in with your mate and get
four games of bowling, two shoe rent-
als, a small plain pizza, a pitcher of
soda and a rose for the lady, all for just
$20.
If you want a quieter, more relaxing
getaway, head to Tranquility Styling
Salon and Day Spa in Plains Township
where there are a few Valentine’s Day
specials. Get a one-hour couples mas-
sage for $130 or a one-hour chocolate
body massage or chocolate body wrap
for $75. These services include cham-
pagne and chocolates. Call 825-5015
for more details.
ANDREW M. SEDER
S T E A L S & D E A L S
Andrew M. Seder, a Times Leader staff
writer, may be reached at 570-829-7269. If
you know of any local steals or deals, send
them to aseder@timesleader.com. And
follow him on Twitter @TLAndrewSeder
Sweet deals for your sweetie can be found throughout the area
NEW YORK -- Toronto-Dominion
Bank Chief Executive Officer Ed-
mund Clark faced investor doubts
when he announced in 2004 he was
buying a U.S. consumer lender, chal-
lenging larger rivals such as Bank of
America in the world’s largest finan-
cial market.
“Every analyst said ‘You see, an-
other dumb Canadian trying to go
into the U.S.,’” Clark said Wednes-
day during an interview. “They
don’t know how to do it. They don’t
have the guts. They’re too conserva-
tive.”
More than seven years later, Cana-
By SEAN B. PASTERNAK
Bloomberg News
See BANKS, Page 2D
“When we went into the United States,
we refused to do subprime lending. We
said, ‘I don’t care what the spreads
are, we are not going to do that.’”
Edmund Clark
CEO of Toronto-based
Toronto-Dominion Bank
Canadian banks outperform U.S. foes
BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO
da’s second-largest bank is one of
the 10 biggest lenders in the U.S. by
assets, and may soon have the third-
most branches in New York City, a
banking market almost as big as
Canada’s.
By sticking to consumer lending
and avoiding high-risk subprime
loans and structured products, the
Canadian lender posted profit of al-
most $3 billion in U.S. consumer
banking over the past three years,
DALLAS — Nowadays, an applica-
tion and a mobile device are all an en-
trepreneur needs to run a business.
The mobile app revolution makes
it easy and inexpensive — or even
free — for entrepreneurs to manage
their entire operation with or with-
out an office. All they need is a smart-
phone or tablet.
Entrepreneurs are increasingly
turning to the more than 1 million
mobile apps available to meet their
business needs. Forrester Research
estimates that revenue from custom-
ers downloading mobile apps will re-
ach $38 billion by 2015.
An app can help you start a compa-
ny, share spreadsheets and process
credit card payments. There’s even
an app that acts as a virtual customer
assistant to help small businesses
seem bigger than they are.
Apps can save time and money,
boost sales and productivity, and
help small business owners improve
efficiency. They can also give con-
sumers new ways to interact and
communicate with companies.
More than one-third of U.S. small
business owners surveyed by Intuit
said annual business growth was the
biggest worry keeping them up at
night. Nearly half said it’s important
to be able to run their business on a
mobile device.
Here are some examples of howen-
trepreneurs are using mobile apps.
PINTEREST: This popular e-pin-
board discourages self-promotion,
but some savvy small business own-
ers use it to showcase their products
or services.
McKinney, Texas, event and party
planner Shelley O’Donnell has used
Pinterest to help promote and grow
her business in the last six months.
O’Donnell pins images of themed
parties she planned so people can see
her work. She also creates “vision
boards” of ideas on Pinterest and
shows them to clients on her iPad.
If people like what they see, they’ll
re-pin it.
Pinterest is also driving traffic to
her website, divinepartyconcept-
s.com, as people see images sourced
to her company.
Pinterest is best for businesses
with a visual side. For example, an
interior designer could use it to pin
photos of redecorated rooms or a
landscaper can share pruning advice.
It’s an invitation-only site, but peo-
ple can follow each other as they do
on Twitter. Business owners can
make it easy for Pinterest users to pin
their images by adding a “Pin It” but-
ton to product pages.
DROPBOX: Dallas entrepreneur
George Mavromaras works out of a
virtual office, so being able to access
his documents fromhis iPhone is im-
portant.
The 24-year-old founder of Mavro
Inc, a Dallas developer of Spanish-
language mobile-based translation
services, has used the free Dropbox
app for more than a year to do that.
Dropbox lets Mavromaras take
documents, photos and videos any-
where and share themwith12 groups
of people.
SMALL TALK
Mobile apps
fuel small
businesses
By SHERYL JEAN
The Dallas Morning News
W
ith Valentine’s Day just
days away, area business-
es are prepared to meet
demands that range from traditional
red roses to decadent flavors.
In some cases, planning to meet or-
ders for the romantic date began
months ago.
Lisa Griffiths, director of sales and
marketing at igourmet.com in West
Pittston, said the specialty foods e-
marketer has been looking at ven-
dors’ products in anticipation of Val-
entine’s Day since December.
During her seven years
with igourmet.com, Griffiths
said Valentine’s Day has been
the second-largest holiday in
sales. Igourmet.com is one of
the largest retailers of gour-
met food items in North
America. Last year’s Valen-
tine’s Day sales were
$100,000, she said.
“Orders begin coming in
about two weeks before,” she
said.
Imported cheeses and
chocolate gifts are not all that
sells. Sales of Apple Ghost
Chili Salt Caramels, made
with a sprinkle of the Bhut Jo-
lokia chili pepper, the hottest
in the world, are strong, as
well as for combinations with
bacon and chocolate.
Local candy shops cater to
different taste buds.
David Hawk, chairman of
the board and director of re-
search and development at
Gertrude Hawk Chocolates
in Dunmore, said the Wyom-
ing Valley has traditional
tastes, but he’s noticed some
change over the years.
Hawk, in the chocolate
business for 41years, has seen
top-selling items change from
vanilla butter creams 25 years
ago, to chocolate covered
strawberries, Smidgens, and
caramel apples today.
“Dark chocolate is gaining
in popularity, too,” he said.
Tastes aside, Hawk saidthe
holiday has remainedsteadily
successful through the ups
and downs of the economy.
Splurging on a box of sweets
is still anaffordable way to ex-
press feelings.
“Valentine’s Day is our
third biggest holiday in sales
DON CAREY/THE TIMES LEADER
Rick Berry, owner of McCarthy Flowers, expects 400 deliveries on Valentine’s Day.
IN FULL BLOOM
Valentine’s Day helps business blossom for area retailers
By EILEEN GODIN
Times Leader Correspondent
See VALENTINE, Page 2D
G
ov. Tom Corbett has joined the
chorus of politicians who say
they can create jobs, a dubious
claim and one that would seem to
collide with conservative goals to get
government out of the way so that
businesses can thrive on their own.
But there it is in black and white, a
headline on the press release from the
state Department of Labor & Indus-
try: “Governor Corbett’s Budget Plan
Will Help Create Jobs, Improve Em-
ployment Services.”
Granted, it says “Will Help” and not
“Will Create,” but the sentiment is the
same. And you can be sure that if a
year from now more Pennsylvanians
are working, Corbett will take credit.
It’s interesting how L&I says it will
do a better job for the jobless and their
potential employers. The department
“will be able to absorb necessary re-
ductions in funding without compro-
mising the quality of services it pro-
vides …” the release states.
This is not impossible; fewer people
with better-targeted responsibilities
can outperform a larger, lazier work-
force. Six months into my first real
management job it became necessary
to fire one of six salespeople in my
department. Two of his friends quit in
protest, leaving us with three. Our
sales went up consistently starting the
next month.
But government isn’t a business,
and it’s unlikely that whatever hap-
pens in state offices this year will have
a similar influence on Pennsylvania’s
economy.
Corbett makes this promise in his
stump speech for his budget: “By
keeping taxes low and holding down
government spending, this leaves
more money in the part of the econo-
my that creates the best jobs, the free
market.”
I’ve been in a lot of budget and plan-
ning meetings over the years and
never heard that government spend-
ing was hurting our business. Accord-
ing to most economists, it’s just the
opposite, at least in the short term;
just look at the fight over extending
the payroll tax “cut” and unemploy-
ment benefits. If that’s not done, esti-
mates are the nation’s gross domestic
product will be a half to a full percent
lower in 2012 as struggling families
have even less money to spend.
But maybe I’ve been in the wrong
company. There is a place where gov-
ernment spending and the accompany-
ing borrowing may hurt private firms;
the board rooms of the giant banks
and corporations that subsidize many
a political career.
Our governor has plenty of compa-
ny in his irrational claim to power
over the economy. How many times in
the last couple of years has President
Barack Obama promised this policy or
that program would put the economy
back on the right track, only to find it
had little influence. More than he’d
like to remember in this election year.
The truth is that only more demand
will convince employers to produce
more, expand offices and add staff.
And whether that comes from govern-
ment or private coffers makes little
difference.
And let’s not forget there is another
side to the ledger. By steadfastly refus-
ing to ask Marcellus Shale gas drillers
to pay a reasonable severance tax, he
is in effect spending our potential
income on subsidies for an industry
that does not need them.
I agree with Corbett that govern-
ment must become more effective and
efficient. The problems with govern-
ment spending are as much how it’s
spent as how much.
But to cut spending because you
want to “leave more money” available
to businesses is both erroneous and
heartless.
RON BARTIZEK
B U S I N E S S L O C A L
Cut spending,
create jobs?
That’s doubtful
Ron Bartizek, Times Leader business editor,
may be reached at rbartizek@timeslead-
er.com or 570-970-7157.
C M Y K
PAGE 2D SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012 THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com
➛ B U S I N E S S
Q: Although I work extreme-
ly hard, I get almost no appre-
ciation. In fact, my entire team
seems to resent my working
style. My clients are not happy
with me, and neither is my
boss. The human resources
manager has also mentioned
that I have a problem.
This is the second time I’ve
been in this situation, so I’m
afraid I might be fired. I would
like to talk to my boss about it,
but I don’t know how to initi-
ate the conversation. How can
I fix this?
A: If your colleagues, clients,
boss and HR manager are all
displeased with you, then you
desperately need a career res-
cue strategy. Given that these
problems have arisen before,
the pattern is quite likely to re-
peat unless you make some
major modifications.
The good news is that you
have recognized the need to
change, but the bad news is
that you appear completely
baffled about the cause of your
difficulties. To begin defining
the issue, request some feed-
back from your boss and HR
manager.
For example: “I realize
things aren’t going well in my
job, but I honestly don’t know
what I’m doing wrong. I would
appreciate it if you could help
me understand what I need to
do differently. Can you de-
scribe two or three specific
changes that I should make?”
Listen to their observations
without arguing, then prepare
a personal development plan,
specifically describing the be-
haviors you intend to modify.
After reviewing the plan with
your boss, schedule regular
meetings to assess your pro-
gress.
Changing your work style
won’t be easy, but if you are
truly motivated, it can be
done. And I guarantee that
management will be im-
pressed with your willingness
to try.
Q: A woman in my office
wears so much perfume that
you can still smell it after she
passes by. Unfortunately, her
cubicle is next to mine, and the
constant odor gives me a head-
ache. When I mentioned this
to her supervisor, he said no
one else had complained. Now
I’m debating whether to leave
her an anonymous note or go
to human resources. What do
you think?
A: In my opinion, no one
should ever wear perfume to
work, because the smell can be
extremely irritating to both
co-workers and customers.
Perfume wearers tend to be
oblivious to this problem, how-
ever, because people are sel-
dom aware of their own scent.
Anonymous notes are ob-
noxious, so someone needs to
give your overly-fragrant col-
league some personal feed-
back. Since her boss won’t
cooperate, the remaining
choices are you and the HR
manager. If you are brave
enough to tackle this talk your-
self, make it a request, not a
criticism.
For example: “Mary, I need
to ask you a favor. Perfume
gives me a really bad head-
ache, even if the fragrance is
pleasant. Since we sit so close
to each other, would you mind
not wearing it in the office?”
On the other hand, if your
colleague is a touchy sort, it
might be safer to have the HR
manager deliver the message
without mentioning your
name.
Negative feedback a red flag for career
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By MARIE G. MCINTYRE
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
coming in after Easter and
Christmas,” he said.
With 70 locations dishing out
chocolates, Hawk said the com-
pany does not hire additional
staff, but gives extra hours to
part-time employees.
When the holiday falls during
the week has an affect on total
sales. Hawksaidthis is a frequent
debate around his office. He feels
when the holiday falls on a Sun-
day sales suffer from shorter
store hours.
Rick Berry, owner of McCar-
thy Flowers, Wilkes-Barre, said
when the holiday falls mid-week
as it does this year, it is more prof-
itable than on a weekend.
“Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs-
day, are good. People are more
likely to sendflowers to the office
thanthey are to go out to dinner,”
Berry said. “It also helps that the
majority of guys wait until the
last minute to shop.”
Berry said his family “comes
out of the woodwork” to help
with Valentine’s Day orders and
deliveries. He also hires extra
drivers to meet the demand.
“I’m anticipating 400 deliver-
ies. We’ll have 16 drivers going,”
Berry said. “We’ll be ready to
push out 200 arranged roses.”
Berry said the $85 price tag for
a dozen red roses is the same as
five years ago.
Wendy Fritz, owner of O-Live
in Hunlock Creek, is anticipating
a good crowd for the fine dining
restaurant’s first Valentine’s Day.
“We are already half-booked,”
she said last week.
Fritz expects the bulk of the
crowd to arrive during the week-
end and will offer a special Valen-
tine’s Day menu on the weekends
before and after the holiday.
To meet demand she is pulling
staff in from other shifts.
VALENTINE
Continued from Page 1D
CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER
Debbie Petros, store manager of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates in
Kingston, arranges the shelves in preparation for Valentine’s Day.
The National Retail Federation
expects Americans to spend an
average of $126 on their swee-
hearts this year, an 8.5 percent
increase from 201 1. But a survey
by credit card issuer Visa Inc. sees
a 3 percent decline in spending, to
$1 17.
The Visa survey found women
planning to reduce spending by 14
percent, while men plan to spend
6 percent more.
NRF said half of Valentine’s Day
spenders would buy candy and 36
percent would buy flowers and
dinner.
SPENDING ESTIMATES VARY
Betty Marley and Marion
Woods were
two of nine
recipients
selected
from loca-
tions in 16
countries
served by
Holy Cross
priests and
brothers to
receive the
Spirit of Holy
Cross Award,
an annual
recognition
by the Unit-
ed States
Province of
Priests and
Brothers.
Marley and Woods, both resi-
dents of Wilkes-Barre, have
worked with the Holy Cross
Community at King’s for 25
years and 15 years, respec-
tively.
Peter Danchak, president of
PNC Bank, Scranton and
Michael
MacDowell,
president of
Misericordia
University,
Dallas Town-
ship, will be
honored for
their positive
contribu-
tions made
to the com-
munity by
the North-
eastern
Pennsylva-
nia Council
of the Boy
Scouts of
America.
Danchak is a
past 2005 Silver Beaver
award recipient; the highest
volunteer recognition given in
Scouting. MacDowell is an
Eagle Scout and the 201 1
Council Eminent Eagle recip-
ient.
The Econo Lodge Arena Hotel,
Wilkes-Barre, was recently
announced as a recipient of a
2012 Platinum Hospitality
Award from Choice Hotels
International Inc, franchisor of
the Econo Lodge brand. The
local hotel is one of 58 hotels
within the 782-hotel Econo
Lodge brand to receive “Plati-
num Award” status.
HONORS &
AWARDS
Marley
Woods
Danchak
MacDowell
WOMEN IN BUSINESS COUN-
CIL: Tuesday, noon, Genetti’s
Best Western, Wilkes-Barre.
Jamy Powell from the Health
Woman’s Program sponsored by
Wyoming Valley Health Care
System will speak. $14.50 for
members; non-members $16.50.
Call 823-2101 for information or
to reserve.
RED CARPET BREAKFAST: Feb.
23, 7:45-9 a.m., Capriotti’s
Palazzo, 1 Banks Ave., McAdoo.
Speaker will be U.S. Rep. Lou
Barletta. $15 for Greater Hazle-
ton Chamber members, non-
members $20, includes break-
fast. Reservations required, call
455-1509.
RED CARPET LUNCHEON: Feb.
29, noon, Valley Country Club,
79 Country Club Rd., Sugarloaf.
Luke Bernstein, Deputy Chief of
Staff to Governor Corbett, will
discuss Governor Tom Corbett’s
proposed budget, with a ques-
tion and answer period follow-
ing. $25 for Greater Hazleton
Chamber members; others $30,
includes lunch. Reservations
required by Feb. 24. Call 455-
1509, email jferry@hazleton-
chamber.org or online at
www.hazletonchamber.org.
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FIRST LIBERTY BANK &
TRUST
David McHale, Matthew Dough-
erty and
Walter Sara-
finko have
been promot-
ed to vice
president
positions
within the
company.
McHale has
been promot-
ed to senior
vice presi-
dent, senior
commercial
banking
officer in the
Wilkes-Barre
office. Dough-
erty has been
promoted to
senior vice
president,
senior com-
mercial bank-
ing officer for
the Keyser
Avenue office.
Sarafinko has
been promot-
ed to vice
president, commercial banking
officer III in the Tunkhannock
office.
KING’S COLLEGE
Frank Hacken was recently
named director of campus
safety and security. Hacken
earned a
bachelor’s
degree from
the University
of Scranton,
and a mas-
ter’s degree in
public admin-
istration and
criminal
justice from
Marywood University. His pro-
fessional training includes the
International Association of
Chiefs of Police, FBI National
Academy, and the Drug En-
forcement Administration, Drug
Unit Commanders Academy. He
was an adjunct professor of
criminal justice at Luzerne
County Community College,
Keystone College and Lehigh/
Carbon County Community
College.
THE INN AT POCONO MANOR
Susan Corrigan
has been
appointed
director of
sales for the
historic re-
sort. Corrigan
attended
Bucks County
Community
College.
PENNONI ASSOCIATES
David Molinaro, P.E. has been
promoted to site/civil division
manager in the firm’s Wilkes-
Barre office. He is a registered
professional
engineer in
the state of
Pennsylva-
nia and has
a Bachelor
of Science
degree in
civil engi-
neering from
the Pennsylvania State Uni-
versity and a Master of Science
degree in in civil engineering
from the University of Mary-
land.
PENNSTAR BANK
Jessica Warholic has been pro-
moted to
branch
manager of
the Moun-
tainhome
Office. War-
holic earned
her bache-
lor’s degree
in retail
business
management at Marywood
University in 2007.
M&T BANK
Alexa Carros Laughlin has joined
as a mort-
gage consult-
ant responsib-
le for Luzerne
and Lacka-
wanna coun-
ties and the
Pocono area.
Laughlin
brings 30
years of financial lending expe-
rience to her new position.
CORPORATE
McHale
Dougherty
Sarafinko
Hacken
Corrigan
Molinaro
Warholic
Laughlin
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while bigger banks such as
Bank of America and Citigroup
required government bailouts.
“When we went into the Unit-
ed States, we refused to do sub-
prime lending,” Clark said. “We
said, ‘I don’t care what the
spreads are, we are not going to
do that.’”
Shareholders have rewarded
Clark’s ability to weather the fi-
nancial crisis while expanding
earnings on both sides of the
border. Toronto-Dominion now
has more branches in the Unit-
ed States than in Canada. It’s al-
so one of the only banks with an
Aaa credit rating from Moody’s
Investors Service.
Toronto-Dominion shares
have gained 42 percent in the
five years ended Dec. 31, 2011.
“We have had a philosophical
view all along that people were
changing banks from being
built around customers and cli-
ents, to being built around trad-
ers,” said Clark, 64. “And that
was not a good thing for society
and it wasn’t a good thing in the
end for the banking system.”
Toronto-Dominion and other
Canadian lenders avoided sub-
prime lending and structured
products during the worst fi-
nancial crisis since the Great
Depression. Canada’s banking
system has been ranked the
world’s soundest for four
straight years by the World Ec-
onomic Forum, and avoided
government bailouts.
“I’m a big believer that you
should run an institution and
become capable of understand-
ing any part of the institution
that you run,” Clark said. “The
moment you’re saying ‘No, no,
no, but I have a third vice presi-
dent that does,’ look out. I like
to keep institutions a little nar-
row in their focus.”
TD’s narrow focus began in
August 2004, when the lender
announced it would buy 51 per-
cent of Portland, Maine-based
Banknorth Group for $3.5 bil-
lion.
A year later, the bank sold
TD Waterhouse to TD Ameri-
trade Holding, making it the
largest shareholder in the Oma-
ha, Neb.-based discount broker-
age.
By 2007, Toronto-Dominion
had acquired the rest of Bank-
north for $3.19 billion. In
March 2008, the bank bought
Cherry Hill, N.J.-based Com-
merce Bancorp for about $8.33
billion. Toronto-Dominion add-
ed South Financial Group for
$191.6 million and now has
about 160 branches in Florida.
Toronto-Dominion pur-
chased auto lender Chrysler Fi-
nancial from Cerberus Capital
Management in 2010 for about
$6.3 billion. Clark said a year
ago that the bank will become a
top-10 auto lender in the U.S.
within three to four years.
BANKS
Continued from Page 1D
“It prevents having to email
documents back and forth,” he
said. “That’s huge. My inbox
gets flooded. Dropbox lets me
send someone a short link to a
document.”
Remote document access
apps are the third most popular
(used by 41 percent) among
small businesses, according to
the Small Business & Entrepre-
neurship Council survey.
MOBILE PAYMENTS: Mo-
bile payment apps are designed
for anyone who sells products
and services on the go. They can
also cut payment costs. Food
vendors, photographers, hair-
stylists and even the Dave Mat-
thews Band use these apps.
A variety of apps are available
with small card swipers (mostly
free) that fit into the audio jack
of a mobile device. Authoriza-
tion of a credit or debit card is
done as the payment is proc-
essed. Customers sign with a
finger.
MOBILE
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BILLBOARDS GO 3-D TO FIGHT
DIGITAL COMPETITION
MCT PHOTO
A
3-D billboard for Red Gold diced tomatoes is shown in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Conven-
tional billboards are increasingly adding a third dimension as advertisers seek to
compete with costly new electronic signs. Red Gold Tomatoes Inc., an Elmwood, Ind.-
based company specializing in canned tomato products, used the brightly colored, 3-D
display as a way to introduce its brand in Fort Lauderdale, said Greg Metzger, the direc-
tor of marketing for Red Gold Inc. The eye-catching billboard is wrapped in a bright
green vine with dangling tomatoes and two very large soup cans. Advertisers are more
often opting for three-dimensional signs to attract attention in billboard-heavy markets,
according to Jodi Senese, executive vice president for New York-based CBS Outdoor.
“Advertisers want to put something out there that’s compelling and attention-getting,”
Senese said. The extra dimension lets Red Gold hold its own against more expensive
electronic billboards, which are proliferating. In general, a single digital advertisement is
less expensive than a conventional billboard Senese said. But since each electronic bill-
board carries up to eight ads that rotate periodically, to purchase all eight flips on one
billboard can be expensive.
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MarketPulse
AP
Source: FactSet
AWORRYING OUTLIER
Strong economic reports have powered the market’s rise this year, but
one troubling indicator is forcing investors to take pause. The Baltic Dry
index has been painfully weak. It tracks how much shippers charge to
move coal and other commodities around the world, and economists care
about it because higher shipping prices usually indicate a stronger global
economy. But economist Julian
Jessop with Capital Economics
says not to get worried just yet.
Part of the weakness is because
of a surge in new ships coming
into service: The increased sup-
ply is lowering shipping prices.
Demand also may have been
weak in early 2012 because of a
temporary lull around the Lunar
New Year. But if the index re-
mains low in coming weeks, the
global economy may not be as
strong as investors now believe.
T-SHIRTS IN FEBRUARY
Sales of children’s T-shirts rose 164 per-
cent from a year earlier in the central Mid-
west at the end of January and beginning
of February. Not what you’d expect from
the dead of winter, but Planalytics, which
analyzes weather and retailing trends, re-
ported that the sales surge came as many
parts of the country had their warmest start
to February in 19 years. It was also the
12th straight week in which temperatures
were down from where they were a year
ago, and down from the norm. Across the
country, children’s T-shirt sales were up 37
percent. Sales of coats and other types of
outerwear fell 25 percent nationwide. And
sales of heaters were down by nearly half.
Not all the country was basking in the
warmth, though. Denver had its biggest
February snowstorm ever.
CEO EXODUS
Announcements of planned CEO depar-
tures blipped up in January after taper-
ing down at the end of 2011, according
to a count by Challenger, Gray & Christ-
mas, an outplacement firm. There were
123 announcements, up from 83 in De-
cember and 96 a year earlier. Health
care companies had the most an-
nouncements — 25. Health care also
had the most CEO exits last year, 187.
Challenger CEO John Challenger (right)
said the number of departures in 2011
was relatively mild, at 1,178. His theory
is that companies were still focused on
cutting costs last year as the economy
remained tenuous. But things are look-
ing better in 2012, and he says “compa-
nies may try to find leaders who are able
to drive expansion.”
CEO departures by industry
Health care/products 25
Financial 13
Government/non-profit 11
Computer 10
Pharmaceutical 9
Services 8
Retail 6
Electronics 5
Energy 5
Entertainment/Leisure 5 500
1000
1500
2000
’11 ‘12
Baltic dry index
Shipping rates for moving commodities around
the world have plummeted this year.
Source: Challenger, Gray & Christmas
Bonds aren’t in a bubble, Jim
Keegan says. He is chief in-
vestment officer of Seix Invest-
ment Advisors, and he runs the
RideWorth Total Return Bond
Fund (SAMFX). Some strate-
gists expect
interest
rates to rise
soon, which
would hurt
investors
holding
bonds.
When inter-
est rates
rise, bond
prices fall.
But Keegan
says inter-
est rates can stay low because
demand is still high for bonds.
We’ve been hearing that
bonds are in a bubble since
2008 or so.
I’ve been hearing it longer
than that, certainly the last sev-
en or 10 years. We’ve been of
the view that rates will stay low-
er for longer. (Short-term inter-
est rates) will remain anchored
as long as (Federal Reserve
Chairman Ben) Bernanke is in
that chair. But we believe also
that there are fundamental and
technical reasons for why rates
can stay lower for longer other
than just the flight to quality rea-
son. (Many investors have run
to Treasurys, driving up their
price and pushing down yields.)
It relates to the savings prob-
lem in this country. You’ve got
78 million baby boomers retiring
over the next 17 years, and as a
cohort, they have inadequate
savings. That to us says there is
a pent-up demand to save rath-
er than to spend. It also says to
us that as the population ages,
their investment horizon is
shorter: It tends to be more
about return of capital than re-
turn on capital. In this zero inter-
est rate policy environment,
people are forced into (bonds).
Then when you look into the
last 10 years, you’ve had two
50-plus percent corrections in
stocks, you’ve had a financial
oligopoly and too-big-to-fail in-
stitutions that almost brought
the system to its knees, and
they paid themselves the best
bonuses ever the year after the
taxpayers bailed them out. And
you’ve got a flash crash in 2010
that nobody quite understands …
I’ve heard people say the
system is rigged. And it seems
that when you combine that
psychology with the demograph-
ics, that argues for (people buy-
ing more bonds) and therefore
rates staying lower for longer.
So, no bubble?
I find it hard to call something a
bubble when you’re getting 2
percent on it. (The 10-year
Treasury note has a yield of
about 2 percent). There’s a re-
turn. If you hold it, you’re not
going to lose money. I have
trouble with the whole concept
of a bond bubble.
Will rates go up at some
point? Absolutely, but our view
is that it’s not going up any time
soon.
And you like corporate
bonds?
We’re overweight in invest-
ment-grade corporates and in
high yield. Our investment the-
sis right now is: safe income at
a reasonable price in a zero in-
terest rate policy world.
You’re not worried about de-
faults by high yield bonds,
which are also known as junk
bonds?
The high yield market has
pushed out the (bulk of their
maturities) to 2014, so the de-
fault rate is not going to rise
very much this year, even if the
economy slows or doesn’t grow
much. But we realize there will
be volatility.
No pop
InsiderQ&A
Keegan
AP
REITS
S&P 500
The King of Prussia mall in Pennsylvania.
AP Sources: National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts; S&P Indices • Data through Feb. 9
Real opportunities
Commercial real estate has been a better investment
than most stocks since 2009. Financial analysts say
they’re still worth buying.
The easiest way to invest is with a REIT — a real
estate investment trust. REITs own
office buildings, shopping centers and
apartment complexes. They trade like
stocks and they pass most of their
profits on to shareholders as dividends.
Bill Stone, chief investment
strategist at PNC Wealth Management,
suggests investors keep 7 percent of
their stock portfolio in REITs. Here are
reasons he and other analysts
recommend them:

Dividends. REITs have an
average dividend yield of 3.6 percent.
That’s higher than the average 2.1
percent yield for S&P 500 stocks and 2
percent yield for the 10-year Treasury.
REITs also raise their dividends at a
faster rate than inflation, Stone says.
Since 1992, there have been only two
years that their dividend growth hasn’t beat inflation.

Astrengthening economy. Employers added
243,000 jobs last month, the most since April. That’s
expected to mean more demand for office space.

Low interest rates. The Federal
Reserve has said it probably won’t
raise short-term interest rates until late
2014 at the earliest. That will keep
borrowing costs low for REITs.
You can buy individual REITs or
funds that invest in them. Credit
Suisse analyst Andrew Rosivach
suggests buying Simon Property
Group (SPG). It owns several
high-profile properties like the King of
Prussia mall in Pennsylvania.
Morningstar’s top-rated REIT
mutual fund is T. Rowe Price Real
Estate (TRREX). It ranks in the top
quarter of all REIT funds for 10-year
returns, and it sells stocks less often
than peers. That means smaller tax
bills for investors.
REITs crashed with stocks in 2008 because the credit crunch cut off financing and the weak economy
sapped demand for commercial real estate. But REITS have since done better than stocks.
-40
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20
40%
Average
dividend
yield
2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
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28 26.5 28
15.1
8.3
2.1
8.0 7.7
2.1% 3.6%
Air Products APD 72.26 8 98.01 90.40 0.00 0.0 s s 6.1 +4.64 2 5.9 16 2.6
Amer Water Works AWK 25.39 0 34.67 33.99 0.08 0.2 s s 6.7+32.73 120.1a 19 2.7
Amerigas Part LP APU 36.76 5 51.50 43.15 0.85 2.0 s s -6.0 —7.16 3 11.5 24 7.1
Aqua America Inc WTR 19.28 7 23.57 22.07 -0.19 -0.9 s t 0.1 —1.43 3 1.6 23 3.0
Arch Dan Mid ADM 23.69 5 38.02 30.57 1.02 3.5 s s 6.9—11.89 3 0.0 14 2.3
AutoZone Inc AZO 247.36 0356.80 354.10 0.92 0.3 s s 9.0+36.38 1 23.0 17 ...
Bank of America BAC 4.92 4 14.95 8.07 0.23 2.9 s s 45.1—44.03 5-24.7 ... 0.5
Bk of NY Mellon BK 17.10 3 32.32 21.42 -0.52 -2.4 t t 7.6—30.81 4-10.0 11 2.4
Bon Ton Store BONT 2.23 2 17.49 4.91 -0.09 -1.8 s s 45.7—62.65 5-33.7 ... 4.1
CVS Caremark Corp CVS 31.30 0 44.09 43.18 -0.33 -0.8 s s 5.9+32.64 1 6.4 17 1.5
Cigna Corp CI 38.79 4 52.95 43.54 -0.01 0.0 t t 3.7 +1.35 2 -1.3 9 0.1
CocaCola KO 61.29 7 71.77 67.94 -0.14 -0.2 s t -2.9 +9.88 2 9.8 18 2.8
Comcast Corp A CMCSA 19.19 0 27.50 27.18 0.03 0.1 s s 14.6+16.17 1 1.0 19 1.7
Community Bk Sys CBU 21.67 9 28.95 27.74 -1.06 -3.7 t s -0.2+13.82 1 7.3 14 3.7
Community Hlth Sys CYH 14.61 2 42.50 20.03 0.02 0.1 s t 14.8—46.39 5 -11.7 7 ...
Entercom Comm ETM 4.61 4 13.63 7.92 -0.36 -4.3 s s 28.8—36.23 4-19.6 7 ...
Fairchild Semicond FCS 10.25 5 21.02 14.79 -0.56 -3.6 s s 22.8—21.50 4 -3.8 13 ...
Frontier Comm FTR 3.81 1 9.55 4.04 -0.47 -10.4 t t -21.6—49.31 5-10.0 27 18.6
Genpact Ltd G 13.09 5 18.16 15.36 -0.29 -1.9 s t 2.7 +6.59 222.4a 20 1.2
Harte Hanks Inc HHS 7.00 4 13.24 9.34 -0.57 -5.8 s s 2.8—21.27 4-16.7 14 3.6
Heinz HNZ 46.99 7 55.00 51.87 -0.07 -0.1 t t -4.0+12.00 2 5.3 17 3.7
Hershey Company HSY 49.46 8 62.38 59.55 -1.61 -2.6 t s -3.6+22.57 1 5.3 22 2.6
Kraft Foods KFT 30.24 0 39.06 38.58 -0.30 -0.8 s s 3.3+27.74 1 5.7 21 3.0
Lowes Cos LOW 18.07 0 27.57 27.09 -0.11 -0.4 s s 6.7+13.06 2 -2.8 19 2.1
M&T Bank MTB 66.40 6 91.05 79.80 -2.65 -3.2 t s 4.5 —6.25 3 -5.1 13 3.5
McDonalds Corp MCD 72.89 0102.22 99.47 -0.54 -0.5 t s -0.9+34.64 1 19.7 19 2.8
NBT Bncp NBTB 17.05 8 24.10 22.31 -1.07 -4.6 t s 0.8 -1.07 3 1.5 13 3.6
Nexstar Bdcstg Grp NXST 4.59 7 10.28 8.32 -0.18 -2.1 t t 6.1+50.45 1 4.3 ... ...
PNC Financial PNC 42.70 8 65.19 59.67 -2.53 -4.1 t s 3.5 —4.35 3 -2.1 11 2.3
PPL Corp PPL 24.10 8 30.27 28.45 0.91 3.3 s t -3.3+20.22 1 -1.0 11 4.9
Penna REIT PEI 6.50 7 17.34 13.39 -0.15 -1.1 s s 28.3 —6.86 3-14.7 ... 4.5
PepsiCo PEP 58.50 5 71.89 63.95 -2.71 -4.1 t s -3.6 +4.13 2 2.6 16 3.2
Philip Morris Intl PM 58.46 0 80.99 80.44 3.82 5.0 s s 2.5+40.71 134.6a 17 3.8
Procter & Gamble PG 57.56 7 67.72 63.88 1.11 1.8 t r -4.2 +2.17 2 2.4 16 3.3
Prudential Fncl PRU 42.45 7 67.52 59.00 -0.87 -1.5 s s 17.7 —7.00 3 -6.9 7 2.5
SLM Corp SLM 10.91 9 17.11 15.88 -0.11 -0.7 s s 18.5 +8.66 2-17.3 13 3.1
SLM Corp flt pfB SLMBP 39.00 4 60.00 47.25 0.75 1.6 s s 21.2 ... 0.0 ... 9.8
Southn Union Co SUG 26.83 0 44.65 43.04 -0.32 -0.7 s s 2.2+60.09 1 9.5 22 1.4
TJX Cos TJX 23.92 0 34.94 34.36 0.02 0.1 s s 6.5+39.40 1 20.6 20 1.1
UGI Corp UGI 24.07 4 33.53 27.10 -0.51 -1.8 t t -7.8—10.73 3 2.7 15 3.8
Verizon Comm VZ 32.28 7 40.48 37.69 -0.15 -0.4 t s -6.1 +8.91 2 5.8 44 5.3
WalMart Strs WMT 48.31 0 62.63 61.90 -0.13 -0.2 s s 3.6+13.98 1 7.1 14 2.4
Weis Mkts WMK 36.52 8 44.22 42.50 -1.25 -2.9 s s 6.4+13.20 2 2.4 16 2.8
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COMPANY TICKER LOW HIGH CLOSE 1WK 1WK 1MO 1QTR YTD 1YR 1YR 5YRS* PE YLD
Notes on data: Total returns, shown for periods 1-year or greater, include dividend income and change in market price. Three-year and five-year returns
annualized. Ellipses indicate data not available. Price-earnings ratio unavailable for closed-end funds and companies with net losses over prior four quar-
ters. Rank classifies a stock’s performance relative to all U.S.-listed shares, from top 20 percent (far-left box) to bottom 20 percent (far-right box).
LocalStocks
SOURCE: FactSet
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*1=buy; 2=hold; 3=sell Data through Feb.10
LOW HIGH
52 WEEK
AVG.
BROKER
RATING*
COMPANY TICKER CLOSE
Veeco Instruments VECO $28.36 $20.35 $57.67 23% 2.0
Insulet PODD 19.65 14.00 23.33 21 1.2
Rubin Technology RBCN 12.38 8.23 29.79 19 2.0
Nektar Therapeutics NKTR 6.84 4.07 11.25 17 1.5
HeartWare Int’l HTWR 69.19 53.40 92.99 16 1.5
American Equity AEL 11.94 8.01 13.93 15 1.3
InterMune ITMN 14.50 10.67 51.71 14 1.3
American Public Edu. APEI 40.65 27.20 49.28 14 1.5
JetBlue Airways JBLU 5.86 3.40 6.45 13 1.8
US Airways Group LCC 8.85 3.96 10.35 13 1.3
PetroQuest Energy PQ 5.67 4.72 9.75 13 1.5
23% 23%
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17
16
15
14
14
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13
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so far this year. The Russell 2000 index of small caps is up 11.6
percent through Thursday, compared with just 7.6 percent for the S&P
500 index of large caps.
SHARES
SOLD
SHORT
American Funds BalA m ABALX 19.14 -.05 +2.8 +5.4/A +3.2/B
American Funds BondA m ABNDX 12.68 +1.3 +8.8/B +3.8/E
American Funds CapIncBuA m CAIBX 50.35 -.13 +2.1 +4.5/A +1.1/C
American Funds CpWldGrIA m CWGIX 34.43 -.23 +5.3 -2.8/C +.1/B
American Funds EurPacGrA m AEPGX 38.36 -.35 +7.3 -6.7/B /A
American Funds FnInvA m ANCFX 37.92 -.22 +4.0 +.6/D +1.5/A
American Funds GrthAmA m AGTHX 31.57 -.05 +6.2 +.6/D +1.0/D
American Funds IncAmerA m AMECX 17.22 -.08 +1.8 +5.4/A +2.0/C
American Funds InvCoAmA m AIVSX 28.87 -.13 +3.5 +.7/D +.2/C
American Funds NewPerspA m ANWPX 28.46 -.25 +6.1 -2.1/B +2.1/A
American Funds WAMutInvA m AWSHX 29.52 -.10 +1.6 +6.8/A +.6/B
BlackRock GlobAlcA m MDLOX 19.26 -.12 +3.7 +.4/C +4.6/B
BlackRock GlobAlcI MALOX 19.35 -.12 +3.7 +.7/C +4.9/B
Dodge & Cox Income DODIX 13.61 +.04 +1.9 +7.3/D +6.7/B
Dodge & Cox IntlStk DODFX 31.88 -.37 +7.6 -10.5/C -2.3/A
Dodge & Cox Stock DODGX 110.61 -.58 +4.9 -2.4/E -2.9/D
Fidelity Contra FCNTX 72.81 +.21 +5.6 +3.3/B +3.7/B
Fidelity GrowCo FDGRX 91.14 +.25 +8.2 +6.5/A +6.1/A
Fidelity LowPriStk d FLPSX 39.18 -.08 +6.7 +5.5/A +3.5/B
Fidelity Spartan 500IdxInv FUSEX 47.59 -.06 +4.0 +3.6/B +.7/B
FrankTemp-Franklin Income A m FKINX 2.15 -.01 +2.0 +2.0/E +3.1/D
FrankTemp-Franklin Income C m FCISX 2.17 -.01 +1.9 +1.5/E +2.5/D
FrankTemp-Mutual Euro Z MEURX 20.10 -.15 +4.5 -7.9/B -.4/A
FrankTemp-Templeton GlBond A mTPINX 13.18 -.06 +5.4 +3.9/E +10.5/A
FrankTemp-Templeton GlBondAdv TGBAX 13.15 -.05 +5.5 +4.2/D +10.8/A
Harbor IntlInstl d HAINX 58.28 -.76 +7.9 -3.0/A +1.0/A
Oakmark EqIncI OAKBX 28.42 -.10 +3.6 +3.8/B +5.0/A
PIMCO AllAssetI PAAIX 12.16 -.02 +4.1 +7.7/A +6.7/A
PIMCO ComRlRStI PCRIX 6.88 -.03 +2.2 -3.1/B +3.4/A
PIMCO LowDrIs PTLDX 10.41 -.01 +1.1 +3.2/B +5.5/A
PIMCO TotRetA m PTTAX 11.11 +.01 +2.0 +7.1/D +8.1/A
PIMCO TotRetAdm b PTRAX 11.11 +.01 +2.0 +7.3/D +8.3/A
PIMCO TotRetIs PTTRX 11.11 +.01 +2.0 +7.5/D +8.6/A
PIMCO TotRetrnD b PTTDX 11.11 +.01 +2.0 +7.2/D +8.3/A
Permanent Portfolio PRPFX 48.97 -.30 +4.0 +8.2/A +9.2/A
T Rowe Price EqtyInc PRFDX 24.67 -.11 +3.7 +.7/C +.1/B
T Rowe Price GrowStk PRGFX 35.20 +.21 +7.3 +3.3/B +2.8/B
T Rowe Price HiYield d PRHYX 6.71 +.01 +2.9 +4.3/C +7.0/A
T Rowe Price MidCpGr RPMGX 57.61 -.24 +5.9 +.9/C +6.6/A
T Rowe Price NewIncome PRCIX 9.74 +.01 +1.0 +8.4/C +6.8/B
Vanguard 500Adml VFIAX 123.87 -.15 +4.0 +3.7/A +.8/B
Vanguard 500Inv VFINX 123.85 -.16 +4.0 +3.6/B +.7/B
Vanguard GNMAAdml VFIJX 11.08 +.4 +9.6/A +7.0/A
Vanguard InstIdxI VINIX 123.06 -.16 +4.1 +3.7/A +.8/B
Vanguard InstPlus VIIIX 123.07 -.15 +4.1 +3.7/A +.8/B
Vanguard InstTStPl VITPX 30.53 -.08 +4.7 +3.5/B +1.5/A
Vanguard MuIntAdml VWIUX 14.26 -.01 +1.2 +12.8/B +5.4/B
Vanguard STGradeAd VFSUX 10.74 +1.0 +3.2/B +4.5/B
Vanguard Tgtet2025 VTTVX 13.02 -.06 +4.1 +2.9/A +2.1/A
Vanguard TotBdAdml VBTLX 11.03 +.7 +9.7/A +6.5/B
Vanguard TotBdInst VBTIX 11.03 +.7 +9.7/A +6.6/B
Vanguard TotIntl d VGTSX 14.31 -.18 +7.2 -7.9/B -2.1/B
Vanguard TotStIAdm VTSAX 33.73 -.10 +4.7 +3.5/B +1.4/B
Vanguard TotStIIns VITSX 33.73 -.10 +4.7 +3.5/B +1.4/A
Vanguard TotStIdx VTSMX 33.72 -.10 +4.7 +3.3/B +1.3/B
Vanguard WellsIAdm VWIAX 56.78 -.01 +1.6 +11.3/A +6.4/A
Vanguard Welltn VWELX 32.73 -.13 +2.5 +5.0/A +4.2/A
Vanguard WelltnAdm VWENX 56.53 -.22 +2.5 +5.1/A +4.3/A
Vanguard WndsrII VWNFX 27.43 -.09 +3.5 +3.2/B -.4/B
Wells Fargo AstAlllcA f EAAFX 12.34 -.02 +2.7 +3.3/B +2.8/C
MutualFunds
FRIDAY WK RETURN/RANK
GROUP, FUND TICKER NAV CHG 4WK 1YR 5YR
Dow industrials
-0.5%
+3.1%
Nasdaq
-0.1%
+7.1%
S&P 500
-0.2%
+4.2%
Russell 2000
-2.1%
+6.4%
LARGE-CAP
SMALL-CAP
q
p
p
q
p
p
q
p
p
q
p
p
MO
YTD
MO
YTD
MO
YTD
MO
YTD
WEEKLY
WEEKLY
WEEKLY
WEEKLY
+4.8%
+11.5%
+6.8%
+9.8%
Mortgage rates still low
The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage re-
mained at 3.87 percent last week, a record low. But
rates on shorter-term mortgages inched higher.
The average rate on a 15-year fixed mortgage rose
to 3.16 percent from 3.14 percent. That’s because
rates tend to follow the direction of Treasury yields.
Yields have dropped steadily the last year but
ticked higher last week.
InterestRates
MIN
Money market mutual funds YIELD INVEST PHONE
3.25
3.25
3.25
.13
.13
.13
PRIME
RATE
FED
FUNDS
Taxable—national avg 0.01
Selected Daily Govt Fund/Cl D 0.19 $ 10,000 min (800) 243-1575
Tax-exempt—national avg 0.01
BofA Muni Reserves/Instit Cap 0.06$ 100,000 min (800) 345-6611
Broad market Lehman 2.14 0.09 t t -1.09 3.29 2.05
Triple-A corporate Moody’s 3.91 0.12 s t -1.33 5.31 3.72
Corp. Inv. Grade Lehman 3.40 0.02 t t -0.76 4.22 3.36
FRIDAY
6 MO AGO
1 YR AGO
FRIDAY CHANGE 52-WK
U.S. BOND INDEXES YIELD 1WK 1MO 3MO 1YR HIGH LOW
Municipal Bond Buyer 4.59 0.05 t t -1.21 5.81 4.54
U.S. high yield Barclays 7.27 -0.18 t t 0.45 10.15 6.61
Treasury Barclays 1.04 0.02 s t -1.38 2.46 0.93
FRIDAY CHANGE 52-WK
TREASURYS YIELD 1WK 1MO 3MO 1YR HIGH LOW
3-month T-Bill 0.09 0.01 s s -0.02 0.14
1-year T-Bill 0.17 0.00 s s -0.13 0.33 0.07
6-month T-Bill 0.12 0.03 s s -0.03 0.17 0.01
2-year T-Note 0.27 0.04 s s -0.56 0.83 0.16
5-year T-Note 0.82 0.05 s t -1.57 2.39 0.71
10-year T-Note 1.98 0.06 s t -1.72 3.72 1.72
30-year T-Bond 3.14 0.02 s s -1.63 4.77 2.72
Money fund data provided by iMoneyNet Inc.
Rank: Fund’s letter grade compared with others in the same performance group;
an A indicates fund performed in the top 20 percent; an E, in the bottom 20 percent.
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ALFRED RUBERY
was 20 years old when
he took up arms
against the United
States. A British sub-
ject traveling in Cali-
fornia, Rubery joined a
group of Southern
sympathizers planning raids along the
Pacific coastline to divert Union re-
sources during the Civil War.
Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles
ordered several ships, including the
USS Wyoming, named for a river valley
in Pennsylvania, to patrol on watch for
such attacks. The Confederate plot
eventually was uncovered and the con-
spirators transported to a Union mil-
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the Southern states would prevail.
Bright opposed them at every turn.
Bright is often credited with preventing
England from entering the conflict on
the side of the Confederacy.
Said one biographer, “During the
most fateful years, when no one knew
from month to month whether England
would not lend her aid to the secession
of the South, the scales were turned in
favour of peace … by the efforts of indi-
vidual men … among whom John
Bright was the first and foremost.”
President Abraham Lincoln admired
Bright for his staunch support from
across the sea. Sen. Charles Sumner of
Massachusetts wrote to inform Bright,
“Your full-length photograph is on the
mantle in his (Lincoln’s) office, where
the only other portrait is of Andrew
Jackson.”
President Lincoln was to receive a
bust of John Bright as a gift commis-
sioned in his honor. It arrived too late.
Our first president born outside the
original 13 Colonies, whose birthday we
commemorate today, died on April 15,
1865.
The contents of Lincoln’s pockets on
the night of the assassination were not
made known until 1976. That fateful
night the president of the United States
carried a linen handkerchief “slightly
used” with “A. Lincoln” embroidered in
red, two pairs of spectacles, a pocket-
knife, watch fob, a wallet containing a
five-dollar bill (Confederate) and a New
York Tribune clipping from October
1864 advocating his re-election …
All who have deplored the calamities
which the leaders of secession have
brought upon your country, who believe
that slavery weakens your power and
tarnishes your good name throughout
the world, and who regard the restora-
tion of your Union as a thing to be
desired and prayed for by all good men,
are heartily longing for the re-election
of Mr. Lincoln. They are hoping with an
intense anxiety that Mr. Lincoln may be
placed at the head of your Executive for
another term. Looking on from this
distance …we see in it an honest en-
deavor faithfully to do the work of his
great office and a brightness of personal
honor on which no adversary has yet
been able to fix a stain.
— John Bright, MP
In December 1863, at the behest of
Bright and in recognition of the indis-
pensable role Bright played in keeping
England “officially” on the sidelines,
Lincoln issued: “Now therefore, be it
known that I, Abraham Lincoln, Presi-
dent of the United States of America …
and especially as a public mark of the
esteem held by the United States for
the high character and steady friend-
ship of John Bright, do hereby grant a
pardon to the said Alfred Rubery.”
The bust of John Bright meant for
Lincoln, “rediscovered” by first lady
Jacqueline Kennedy, today occupies a
place of honor in the White House.
Happy birthday, Mr. President.
KEVIN BLAUM
I N T H E A R E N A
Bright legacy
remembered on
Abe’s birthday
Kevin Blaum’s column on government, life
and politics appears every Sunday. Contact
him at kblaum@timesleader.com.
H
OWELL, Mich. — The 2010 Buick En-
claveparkedinhergaragekeptMichigan
resident ReneeMoorefromgettingfood
stamps for two months last year, even
thoughherfamily’sincomehaddropped
to belowthe poverty level, her husband’s Ford Ex-
plorer had 300,000 miles on it and her family had
less than$1,000inthe bank.
The reason? In the eyes of the state, she owned
toomuch.
Unlikeotherstatesthatmovedawayfromsetting
limitsonwhat familiesliketheMoorescanownbe-
foretheyqualifyforhelp, Michiganlastyearmadeit
harder for thousands of residents to become eligi-
blefor foodstampsbyadoptingnewlimitsonwhat
people can own. Pennsylvania also is toughening
its so-called asset test, adding newrestrictions on
whogets government help.
Themovetoredefinewho’strulyneedycomesaf-
ter cash-strappedstates sawasurgeof applications
for foodstampaidduringtheeconomic downturn.
Still, leaders maintain the assistance needs to be
targetedtothose whoneedit most.
“We’re asking tough things, but we had a huge
budget deficit and we had to work through that,”
Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said. “We
always try tohelpthe people inthe greatest need.”
Advocates for the poor have fought the newlim-
its in both states, and while both have scaled back
their original limits amid criticism they were too
harsh, the changes still are expected to push thou-
sands off the rolls.
In Michigan, families like the Moores were
caught in limbo while the state worked out how
muchwas toomuchtoown.
When the limits were put into place last fall, re-
cipientscouldn’thavemorethan$5,000inthebank
or owncars worthmore than$15,000. That’s when
Moore, herhusbandandthecouple’s9- and17-year-
old sons lost the $419 in monthly aid they were re-
ceiving because the Buick Enclave they inherited
whenRenee’s mother diedmade themineligible.
Losingthe assistance for several months worsened
the family’s financial situation. Moore, 51, is racing to
finishherassociate’sdegreeinmarketingandanintern-
ship so she can find a job. Her husband continues to
lookfor still-scarcecarpentryandconstructionwork.
“We don’t want todependonthe government to
help us,” she said. “I’mtrying. He’s trying. We just
needa little help.”
Now, Michiganlets families exclude one vehicle
and apply for food stamps as long as their second
vehicleisn’t worthmorethan$15,000. TheMoores
and about 1,484 households were able to apply for
aidagainafter the guideline was relaxed.
In Pennsylvania, regulations set to take effect
May1meanthathouseholdscanhavenomorethan
$5,500 in eligible assets, including cash, checking
and savings accounts, other investments, and
thingslikeboatsandplanes. Onecarandahomeare
By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN
Associated Press
In Pennsylvania, regulations set to take effect May 1 (for food aid) mean that households can have
no more than $5,500 in eligible assets, including cash, checking and savings accounts, other
investments, and things like boats and planes. One car and a home are excluded, as are life
insurance and pension plans, family savings accounts and personal property … About 4,023
Pennsylvania households are expected to lose their benefits when the limits take effect.
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Editorial
“We can combine greater freedom
with accountability.”
Barack Obama
On Thursday, the president freed 10 states
(Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky,
Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma
and Tennessee) from the No Child Left Behind law, allowing them to
devise more creative ways to measure what students are learning.
PRESIDENT OBAMA has
been on a kick to promote
natural gas production.
Unfortunately, he seems to
think the key to doing this
is more government in-
volvement.
“It was public research dollars, over the
course of 30 years, that helped develop the
technologies to extract all this natural gas
out of shale rock,” he said in his State of the
Union address, “reminding us that govern-
ment support is critical in helping businesses
get new energy ideas off the ground.”
There are two big problems with this
statement.
First, it makes it sound as if the govern-
ment invented the technology, commercial-
ized it and handed it over to private compa-
nies. Second, it assumes that if the govern-
ment hadn’t invested in natural gas tech-
nologies, we wouldn’t be where we are today
in terms of natural gas production. Both are
far from the truth.
Well before the government invested in
natural gas technologies, it was the private
sector that established and developed hy-
draulic fracturing (or “fracking”), a process
by which producers inject a fluid, composed
of 99 percent water, and sand into wells to
free oil and gas trapped in rock formations.
Its roots go as far back as the 1860s. In the
1940s, Stanolind Oil and Gas Corp. began
studying and testing the method, with a
patent issued in 1949 and a license granted to
Halliburton to frack on two commercial
wells.
Government involvement came years later.
The U.S. Department of Energy partly fund-
ed data accumulation, microseismic map-
ping, the first horizontal well and tax credits
to extract unconventional gas. But who was
in the driver’s seat? George Mitchell, who
invested millions of his own money in re-
search and development for fracking and
horizontal drilling.
The geologist for Mitchell’s company, Jim
Henry, first identified Barnett Shale in Texas
as a possibility for more energy. Mitchell
spent between $7 million and $8 million of
his money trying to extract shale gas success-
fully and eventually made it economically
viable. He is behind the shale gas revolution,
not the government.
According to the Houston Chronicle, “Dan
Steward, a former geologist and vice presi-
dent with Mitchell Energy ... said industry
eventually would have figured out how to
make shale gas profitable. ‘But George Mitch-
ell is responsible for making it happen right
now, when we need it,’ Steward said.”
Saying that without government spending
we would not have today’s natural gas pro-
duction is like saying without the grocery
store down the street from your house, you
would starve. You would find another way to
get food. The same goes for shale gas produc-
tion. It’s economical because private compa-
nies have found a way to make it work. Gov-
ernment involvement merely supplants in-
dustry dollars with taxpayer dollars.
It’s not a matter of congratulating govern-
ment on dollars well spent if they aid a com-
mercial success or blasting them for wasting
taxpayer dollars when a government-propped
industry files for bankruptcy. (Although it
does help show the government’s poor track
record of picking winners and losers.) It’s
that good economic ideas will find their way
to reach the market, while bad ones will fall
by the wayside.
Either way, the use of taxpayer dollars
does not make sense. If venture capitalists
and businesses are overlooking investment
opportunities in certain energy technologies,
they are overlooking them for a reason.
The United States enjoys robust domestic
energy resources (nuclear, natural gas, oil,
coal, hydroelectric, wind and solar). The
energy market can be diverse and compet-
itive without government interference. The
opportunity to profit off of the domestic and
global demand for electricity and transporta-
tion fuels is sufficient incentive for the mar-
ket to invest in these technologies.
No evidence exists to suggest that the
Department of Energy is better equipped to
make investment decisions or commercialize
technologies when the private sector chose
not to invest. And no evidence exists to
suggest it is behind efforts to successfully
commercialize an energy technology.
President Obama says government support
is critical in driving new energy technologies
forward. It’s not. It’s wasteful.
Energy industry does not live and die by gov’t support
Nicolas Loris is an energy and environmental
policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation. Readers
may write to the author in care of The Heritage
Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washing-
ton, D.C. 20002; website: www.heritage.org.
COMMENTARY
N I C O L A S L O R I S
THE NATION’S food stamp program is an
essential part of the American safety net.
Why? Because people can’t be productive –
in school, at work or looking for work – if
they are hungry and fearful about not hav-
ing enough food to feed their families.
The program serves 46 million people,
almost as many people as Medicare. And
that’s despite the fact that more than one-
third of those eligible for the benefit are
not receiving it. If all those who qualified
for food stamps enrolled in the program, it
would include 20 percent to 25 percent of
Americans.
Not surprisingly, given the large num-
bers who participate, food stamp recipients
are a diverse bunch, including the elderly,
the disabled, one-parent families, two-
parent families, low-wage workers, stu-
dents, soldiers and the unemployed.
But if Republicans have their way, they
will turn food stamp recipients into the
new “welfare queens.”
The conservative Heritage Foundation
has reprised the false charges once leveled
at welfare, suggesting that food stamps
might make recipients “dependent on
government.” And Republican presidential
candidate Newt Gingrich has said that “the
African-American community should de-
mand paychecks and not be satisfied with
food stamps.” (This, despite the fact that
only 22 percent of food stamp recipients
are black.)
Republicans have proposed limiting
lifetime use of food stamps, rolling back
spending on the program and requiring
food stamp recipients to hold jobs. Former
Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum prom-
ised on the campaign trail to roll back the
food stamp program “just like I did with
welfare” in the 1990s. Facing these attacks,
the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program (as food stamps are officially
known) stands at a crossroads. Will the
program go the way of welfare, or will it
follow a different path? If it is to survive,
its supporters would do well to study histo-
ry.
Food stamps were first conceived during
the Depression as part of a Keynesian ap-
proach to priming the economic pump.
And it was the grocery industry, not social
welfare advocates, that pushed for them.
The architects of the program emphasized
that it bolstered household consumption
and shored up the retail economy.
Food stamps aimed to replace the gov-
ernment’s in-kind food distribution, which
had forced the hungry to line up for gov-
ernment cheese and excess produce, some-
times off the back of trucks. Grocers pre-
ferred to have people standing in lines in
their stores than standing in lines to take
surplus food.
Today’s food stamp users are issued
debit cards to swipe at the register just as
other consumers do. And retailers across
the spectrum, from swanky Whole Foods
to cost-conscious Sam’s Club, accept them,
because it’s good business. The program
allows grocery sellers to keep customers
who otherwise might not be able to afford
today’s rising food prices.
Food stamp redemptions are good for
retailers. In 2009, they pumped $50 billion
into the economy. And, according to a
2008 USDA publication, the benefits ex-
tend beyond stores: “Every $5 in new food
stamp benefits generates a total of $9.20 in
community spending,” and each “$1 billion
of retail food demand by food stamp recip-
ients generates 3,300 farm jobs.”
History suggests that the pernicious
anti-welfare rhetoric that has recently been
attached to the program will prove power-
ful and could threaten to discredit it.
With the increasing protest against eco-
nomic inequality across the country, the 99
percent should defend food stamps as a
crucial pillar of the American promise, and
as something good for the economy. In
today’s hard times, with growing poverty
and rising food prices, there is widespread
recognition that making ends meet is no
small feat, even for the middle class, and
that food stamps are essential.
Conservatives are trying to smear Ba-
rack Obama by dubbing him the “food
stamp president.” He should not run from
the label but embrace it, positioning him-
self as a defender of American retailers and
a protector of the security and integrity of
all U.S. households.
Promote food stamps as good business, not welfare
Lisa Levenstein is an associate professor of
history at the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro and the author of “A Movement With-
out Marches: African-American Women and the
Politics of Poverty in Postwar Philadelphia.” Jen-
nifer Mittelstadt is an associate professor of
history at Rutgers University and the author of
“From Welfare to Workfare: The Unintended Conse-
quences of Liberal Reform, 1945-1965.” They wrote
this for the Los Angeles Times.
COMMENTARY
L I S A L E V E N S T E I N
A N D
J E N N I F E R M I T T E L S T A D T
A
LL THE WISHING
and hoping in the
world won’t fix Penn-
sylvania’s General
Assembly, a lawmaking body
that’s too big, too costly, prone
to corruption and seemingly
places corporate interests
above your interests.
Voting won’t do the trick ei-
ther. Simply stacking your
state government with more
Republicans, or more Demo-
crats, or more of some third-
party apostles won’t cure the
systemic sickness that ails
Harrisburg and hurts you, too.
It won’t solve the problemof
a bloated, 253-person Legisla-
ture that bills itself as “full
time” but that allows serious
issues to go unresolved for
years.
It won’t impose needed
term limits.
It won’t compel the adop-
tion of sensible campaign fi-
nance laws.
It won’t discouragethetrick-
ery witnessed in recent years
regardinglate-night payraises,
legislative redistricting and, as
recently as last week, a shabby
Marcellus Shale-related law.
It won’t reform the troubles
with an institution churning
out enough corrupt and con-
victed lawmakers to establish
its own shameless law firm:
Fumo, Perzel, Veon, Feese &
DeWeese.
Your state government
won’t get any better until you
and a chorus of other con-
cerned, impassionedKeystone
State residents successfully
call for the remedy.
A constitutional conven-
tion.
If that phrase conjures imag-
es of wig-wearing delegates in
Colonial garb, you’re on track.
But Pennsylvania can – and
must, if trust is to be restored
in state government – convene
a modern-day gathering to re-
vise the document dictating
how this government works.
Newspaper editorials occa-
sionally champion a conven-
tion. Groups such as Democra-
cy Rising Pennsylvania, The
Commonwealth Foundation
and the League of Women Vot-
ers of Pennsylvania also fur-
ther the notion. In fact, they
were supportive of a 2009 re-
port titled “The Citizens’
Guide to a Modern Constitu-
tional Convention.”
Since then, however, the is-
sue has not made significant
headway, and things in Harris-
burg have not measurably im-
proved. Some would argue,
things are worse. Meanwhile,
residents continue to shoulder
a tax burden while, in many
cases, watching state high-
ways and bridges further di-
minished, state services re-
duced and fair play eroded.
You and other Pennsylva-
nians can no longer afford to
change only the players; you
need to change the rules.
OUR OPINION: GOV’T REFORM
State convention
our best hope
Read “The Citizens’ Guide to a
Modern Constitutional Conven-
tion.” Visit http://democra-
cyrisingpa.com and click on
“Constitution Rx.”
R E M E D Y F O R PA .
PRASHANT SHITUT
President and InterimCEO/Impressions Media
JOSEPH BUTKIEWICZ
Vice President/Executive Editor
MARK E. JONES
Editorial Page Editor
Editorial Board
QUOTE OF THE DAY
T
HE UNITED States
needsall thejobsit can
get, and we’re all for
employers bringing
factory work back here from
China and other foreign locales.
We support American manufac-
turing – period.
But the nation is not going to
see the return of loads of jobs
that have been lost to outsourc-
ing. The UnitedStates will pros-
per by creatingjobs, as reflected
in the recent upbeat national
employment report. The econo-
my added 243,000 jobs in Janu-
ary across most sectors of the
economy, far more than experts
had predicted. To keep the mo-
mentum going, the United
States needs to encourage cut-
ting-edge sectors where this na-
tion holds a competitive advan-
tage.
Weknowthat is alessonfrom
Econ 101. But we think a re-
minder is necessary because
politicians of all stripes are join-
ingintheclamorto“bringback”
American jobs.
RisingcostsinChinaandnew
tax incentives at home will help
to “re-shore” jobs at the margin.
But those factors will not
change the economic facts that
makeChinaahavenfor low- and
medium-skilled manufacturing:
cheap labor, a fixed currency
andgovernment financial incen-
tives. If China becomes toocost-
ly, Vietnam or Indonesia are
more likely to lure the low-tech
assembly line than Rockford or
Peoria.
For the United States to
thrive, policymakers must tar-
get real opportunity. Technolog-
ical advances have enabled fac-
tories to produce more goods
with fewer people. American
manufacturing is about brains,
not brawn.
Nowhere is this lesson more
obvious than in one of the most
sophisticated industries of all:
technology. It has become fash-
ionable to question the domes-
tic economic value of compa-
nies such as Apple Inc. that em-
ploymanymorepeopleoffshore
than in the United States.
But Apple, Intel, Groupon
and the latest darling of tech in-
vestors, Facebook, employ tens
of thousands of Americans in
skilled jobs that can’t be done
better anywhere else but here.
And they’re hiring.
Chicago Tribune
OTHER OPINION: U.S. ECONOMY
Lost jobs won’t
come home soon
An company
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➛ F O R U M
ATTHENa-
tional Prayer
Breakfast,
seeking the-
ological un-
derpinning for
his drive to
raise taxes on
the rich, President Obama
recently invokedthe highest
possible authority. His policy,
he testified“as a Christian,”
“coincides withJesus’ teaching
that ‘for unto whommuchis
given, muchshall be required.’”
Now, I’mno theologian, but
I’mfairly certainthat neither
Jesus nor his rabbinic forebears,
whenspeaking of giving, meant
some obligationto the state.
Youtithe the priest, not the tax
man. The Judeo-Christian
traditioncommands personal
generosity.
But no matter. Let’s assume
that Obama has biblical author-
ity for hiking the marginal tax
rate exactly 4.6 points for cou-
ples making more than
$250,000. Let’s stipulate that
Obama’s prayer-breakfast in-
vocationof religionas vindicat-
ing his politics was not, God
forbid, crass, hypocritical, self-
serving electioneering, but a
sincere expressionof a social-
gospel Christianity that sees
goodworks as central to the
very concept of religiosity.
Fine. But this Gospel accord-
ing to Obama has a rival – the
newly revealedGospel accord-
ing to Sebelius, over whichhas
eruptedquite a contretemps. By
some peculiar logic, it falls to
the healthandhumanservices
secretary to promulgate the
definitionof “religious” – for the
purposes, for example, of ex-
empting religious institutions
fromcertainregulatory dic-
tates.
Suchexemptions are granted
ingrudging recognitionthat,
whereas the rest of civil society
might be brokento the will of
the state’s regulators, our
quaint Constitutiongrants
special autonomy to religious
institutions.
Accordingly, it wouldbe a
mockery of the Free Exercise
Clause of the First Amendment
if, for example, the Catholic
Churchwere requiredby lawto
freely provide such“healthcare
services” (insecularist par-
lance) as contraception, steril-
izationandpharmacological
abortion– to whichCatholi-
cismis doctrinally opposed.
Ah. But there wouldbe no
suchFree Exercise violationif
the institutions so mandated
are deemed, by regulatory fiat,
not religious.
Andthus, the wordcame
forthfromSebelius decreeing
the exact criteria required(a) to
meet her definitionof “reli-
gious” andthus (b) to qualify
for a modicumof independence
fromnewly enactedstate con-
trol of Americanhealthcare,
under whichthe aforemen-
tionedSebelius andher phalanx
of experts determine every-
thing – fromwho is to be cov-
ered, to whichtreatments are to
be guaranteedfree-of-charge.
Criterion1: A“religious in-
stitution” must have “the in-
culcationof religious values as
its purpose.” But that’s not the
purpose of Catholic charities;
it’s to give succor to the poor.
That’s not the purpose of Ca-
tholic hospitals; it’s to give
succor to the sick. Therefore,
they don’t qualify as “religious”
– andtherefore canbe required,
among other things, to provide
free morning-after abortifa-
cients.
Criterion2: Any exempt
institutionmust be one that
“primarily employs” and“pri-
marily serves persons who
share its religious tenets.” Ca-
tholic soup kitchens do not
demandreligious IDs from
either the hungry they feedor
the custodians they employ.
Catholic charities andhospitals
– evenCatholic schools – do not
turnaway Hinduor Jew.
Their vocationis universal,
precisely the kindof universal
love-thy-neighbor vocationthat
is the very definitionof religios-
ity as celebratedby the Gospel
of Obama. Yet according to the
Gospel of Sebelius, these very
same Catholic institutions are
not religious at all – under the
secularist assumptionthat
religionis what happens on
Sunday under some Gothic
spire, while goodworks are
“social services” that are proper-
ly renderedup unto Caesar.
This all wouldbe merely the
story of contradictory theol-
ogies, except for this: Sebelius
is Obama’s appointee. She
works for him. These regu-
lations were his call. Obama
authoredbothgospels.
Therefore: To flatter his faith-
breakfast guests andjustify his
tax policies, Obama declares
goodworks to be the essence of
religiosity. Yet he turns around
and, throughSebelius, tells the
faithful who engage ingood
works that what they’re doing is
not religionat all. Youwant to
do religion? Get thee to a nun-
nery. Youwant shelter fromthe
power of the state? Get out of
your soup kitchenandback to
your pews. Outside, Leviathan
rules.
The contradictionis glaring,
the hypocrisy breathtaking. But
that’s not why Obama offereda
hasty compromise onFriday.
It’s because the firestormof
protest was becoming a threat
to his re-election. Sure, health
care, goodworks andreligion
are important. But re-electionis
divine.
When is U.S. religion
simply not religious?
COMMENTARY
C H A R L E S
K R A U T H A M M E R
Charles Krauthammer’s email
address is letters@charleskrauth-
ammer.com.
G
o ahead and stretch. A calculated risk is good for a boy – or an adult – who
occasionally needs to take stock of what he or she is capable. Otherwise,
no boundaries get broken, no lives become enriched.
ANOTHER VIEW
A photograph by Don Carey and
words by Mark E. Jones
I CAME. I saw.
I shaved.
This was
after five
weeks of try-
ing to grow a
beard. You
couldn’t really
call it that, a beard. More like a
collection of facial hair, some
here, some there and none
everywhere else.
If my beard were clothing,
it’d be jeans with holes cut out.
If my beard were a landmass,
it’d be the Galapagos Islands.
My beard had more patches
than an Eagle Scout. More
vacancies than the Bates Mo-
tel. Hairy clouds against flesh-
colored ... Well, you get the
picture.
This, by the way, is why I
never try a beard when I have
to see – or be seen by – other
people. You hate to enter a
room and have everyone break
out laughing.
But I recently had a five-
week absence to finish a book,
and I was holed up in a room
most of the day, and the only
people seeing me were mem-
bers of my family and, let’s face
it, you could come downstairs
in a clown suit and your family
would say, “What’s for break-
fast?”
So, alone in my cave, I gave
it a shot.
Again.
I have a history of doing this
every few years. It goes back to
the first time I envisioned my-
self with facial hair.
In the seventh grade.
I thought it would be cool. I
thought chicks would dig me.
Of course, back then, I also was
hoping my voice would change.
But all boys secretly imagine
themselves with a drooping Fu
Manchu or fat sideburns. And
so, unable to actually sprout
hair on my own, I took a magic
marker and drew a mustache
over my lip. Then I smeared it
to make it more “natural,”
which left me looking like a girl
who applied black lipstick in
the dark.
The next day, after a firm
scolding from my mother, and
perhaps some turpentine, I was
once again clean-shaven.
But my dream would not die.
Now, there are two types of
teenage boys: Those who grow
5-o’clock shadows by gym
class, and those who grow
nothing but the occasional
pimple. I was the latter. I wait-
ed for facial hair. Nothing
came. I examined my ears, my
chin, beneath my nose. Hair-
less.
Soon the dream turned to
envy. When Al Pacino sported
that mustache and beard in
“Serpico,” I wanted one. When
those guys in “Miami Vice” had
that sexy stubble, I wanted it.
Burt Reynolds. Elvis. Walt
Frazier. They always were so
cool with their sideburns, Van
Dykes, moustaches. Even to-
day, from Brad Pitt to that guy
from “The Hangover” – Bra-
dley Cooper – I still look on
jealously from the sidelines,
wistful for whiskers, my hirsute
merely hearsay.
If at first you don’t succeed …
So last month, I braved the
waters once again. I stopped
shaving. No one noticed for
five days. Then the occasional
comments from family mem-
bers, which advanced from
“Forgot your razor?” to “Going
grubby?” to, eventually, “Hey,
what’s that on your face?”
The hair grew in these plac-
es: chin, cheeks, upper lip. The
hair never grew in these places:
sideburns, jawline and the area
that connects a mustache with
a goatee. I would press against
the mirror, looking for the
smallest green shoots. Noth-
ing.
What I did see, once the chin
hair thickened out, was this
shocking development: It was
coming in gray!
How is that fair? I never got
a young man’s beard, and now I
was Santa Claus?
I had been leapfrogged, left
in a squat, like a man who fell
asleep in spring and woke up in
fall, his summer stolen. Even if
I were successful in my beard-
ed efforts, I was now fated to
be ... Sean Connery.
Who – I realized – was bald.
So recently, with the book
completed, I got out the elec-
tric razor, the hand razor and
some shaving cream. I am
happy to report that there was
some tug; it actually hurt a bit
to cut it off. (Sweet resistance!
Proof of existence!)
The bad news is, losing it
took all of three minutes. And I
was back to where I started.
And where I will remain. You
have to count your blessings,
and the Lord has left me with
hair on my head if not on my
face. Who knows? Maybe Sean
Connery would see me and say,
“I want some of that.”
So I am clean again. Re-
signed to smooth cheeks and
barren jaws. I came. I saw. I
shaved.
Or as they might write on a
bathroom wall, “Here I sit,
brokenhearted, minus the
beard, that never got started.”
Hair (barely a beard) today, gone tomorrow
COMMENTARY
M I T C H A L B O M
Mitch Albom is a columnist for the
Detroit Free Press. Readers may
write to him at: Detroit Free Press,
600 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI 48226, or
via email at malbom@freepress.com.
Now, there are two types of
teenage boys: Those who grow
5-o’clock shadows by gym
class, and those who grow
nothing but the occasional
pimple. I was the latter. I
waited for facial hair. Nothing
came.
W-B General staff
offered good care
M
y stay at Wilkes-Barre
General Hospital was a
pleasant one. I thank Dr.
James Mattucci, the nurses,
aides and physical therapists
for taking good care of me.
They display compassion
for the work they do and be-
yond.
Allen Vietz
West Nanticoke
Emergency service
worth supporting
W
e offer our sincere grat-
itude to the Plains Town-
ship ambulance volun-
teers, paramedics and mem-
bers of the fire department.
They recently were called to a
medical emergency at our
home.
They responded quickly and
performed life-saving assess-
ment and treatment on site
and en route to the hospital.
We feel the best way to
thank them is to encourage all
township residents to contin-
ue to generously support
them.
Deb Kalinowski Henry
On behalf of the
Kalinowski family
Plains Township
Knitters complete
liners for helmets
I
would like to update your
readers on the Lackawanna
Presbytery’s helmet liner
project featured in the article
“Comfort on their minds”
(Aug. 7, 2011).
After many hours of clicking
needles, we met our goal of
completing 500 handmade,
knitted, wool helmet liners to
be given to the members of
the 1st Battalion, 109th In-
fantry of the Pennsylvania
National Guard for their up-
coming deployment.
The helmet liners will not
only keep our soldiers’ heads
warm and dry, but also give
them the knowledge that their
neighbors took the time and
care to hand-knit those liners,
sending an unmistakable
message of love to our troops.
On behalf of the Presbytery,
Chaplain Ryan Kraus and the
1st Battalion, please accept
our heartfelt thanks to all
those people who knitted
liners and supported the pro-
ject with monetary contribu-
tions. And thanks goes to
Ellen Muzi of Electric City
Yarns, without whose help
this project never would have
gotten off the ground.
Once again, the love and
support of the residents of
Northeastern Pennsylvania
have been overwhelming.
Linda Frangos
Lackawanna Presbytery
Helmet Liner Project
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Scranton
Thanks for writing
exceptional column
T
he Times Leader publish-
ed a commentary by Bill
O’Boyle on coach Joe
Paterno’s treatment and mat-
ters that led to his untimely
firing from the Pennsylvania
State University and eventu-
ally to his death (“Paterno:
Penn State to the end,” Jan.
23).
It was an intelligent, concise
and honest assessment of
what occurred to Paterno over
the Jerry Sandusky affair.
Bill pulled out all stops. He
opined as he saw the whole
sordid affair. It was brilliant. It
can be used as a basis for all
the volumes that might be
written about the late Joe
Paterno.
Bill O’Boyle refers to the
media’s continued assessment
and reporting. One wonders
whether the media’s reporting
was a contributor to an unde-
sired and undeserved result
such as: the trustees rushing
to a bad judgment, the stu-
dents rioting near the Penn
State campus, some of the
public finding Paterno guilty
before the investigations were
initiated. Bill O’Boyle in a few
words touched on the subject.
It was done with discretion
and class, but with meaning.
It took courage for him to
take on his brethren.
Bill’s commentary brought
readers’ attention to Joe Pa-
terno’s unselfish love for his
family, football, people, the
students, friends and, above
all, Penn State University.
Thank you, Bill.
Michael J. Hudacek Sr.
Plymouth
City coat drive
has warm ending
O
n behalf of the Wilkes-
Barre Junior City Council,
I thank The Times Leader
for publishing information
about the coat drive that we
held throughout the month of
December. We believe that it
really helped get the word out
that there are people who care
and strive to make a differ-
ence.
Overall, it was a very suc-
cessful project that left an
impact on those who were
helped. Not only did we col-
lect a huge number of coats
and other winter apparel, but
also we donated them to Vol-
unteers of America, a service
organization that helps mil-
lions of people.
Again, thank you for your
support.
Bailey Novak
On behalf of members
of the Junior City Council
Wilkes-Barre
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Kaufer praised as
120th candidate
A
aron Kaufer is the Repub-
lican candidate for state
representative for the
120th District, which consists
of Courtdale, Exeter, Exeter
Township, Forty Fort, Jackson
Township, Kingston, Kingson
Township, Luzerne, Pringle,
Swoyersville, West Pittston,
West Wyoming and Wyoming.
Aaron is a lifelong resident
of Kingston. He graduated
from Wyoming Valley West
High School as salutatorian of
his class. Continuing his edu-
cation at Lafayette College, he
double majored in “Govern-
ment and Law” and “Interna-
tional Affairs,” and he was
inducted into the honor socie-
ty of each major.
As an active member of our
community, Aaron accom-
plished many achievements by
the age of 23, including ser-
vice to the Catholic Youth
Center and Jewish Communi-
ty Center as well as volun-
teering to help elect impas-
sioned leaders such as state
Sen. Lisa Baker and state Rep.
Karen Boback. Aaron’s com-
munity and political work led
to him being honored five
years ago by The Times Lead-
er as the region’s Best &
Brightest area high school
graduate in the civics cate-
gory.
Today, Aaron is answering
the call to bring better repre-
sentation to the area with
enthusiastic plans and new
ideas, which we desperately
need.
There are few people whom
I respect as greatly as Aaron
Kaufer! You will not find a
young man as intelligent,
passionate and dedicated as
Aaron.
And if you have any doubt,
come and meet him. I ask you
to keep on the lookout for this
young man. He’ll be coming to
your area soon.
Jack Schumacher
Committee chairman
Kingston
Online merchants
should collect tax
I
have had enough with my
online-only competition
getting a break from the
state and federal governments
when it comes to collecting
and remitting sales tax.
Currently, the “Amazons” of
the world don’t have to collect
and remit state sales tax. But,
as the owner of Ross Jewelers,
I do!
I have no issue with collect-
ing and remitting as long as
my online-only competition
has to do the same.
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and
Congressmen Lou Barletta
and Tom Marino can stop this
unfair advantage by support-
ing the Marketplace Fairness
Act. In fact, Sen. Toomey –
with his belief that govern-
ment should stay out of the
way of small business – should
go so far as to co-sponsor the
act.
This bill would allow states
to decide if companies such as
Amazon should collect and
remit sales tax. Main Street
businesses such as mine aren’t
looking for a bailout from our
federal government. We are
looking for a level playing
field.
Chris Ross Jr.
Ross Jewelers
Scranton
‘Super’ ideas for
MLK celebration
D
uring the two-week buil-
dup to the Super Bowl, it
was suggested that it is
inevitable that someday “Su-
per Sunday” will become a
national holiday. I sure hope
not.
NFL football is certainly
popular, but it shouldn’t be of
the same level of importance
as our current holidays.
But, here is what should
happen. Martin Luther King
Jr. Day should be moved from
January to February. In Janu-
ary, we’re still recovering from
the long holiday season that
started with Thanksgiving.
February is Black History
Month. Make the first or sec-
ond Monday of February MLK
Day.
The television networks can
mix in some tribute along
with the day-long buildup to
the football game. And, Mon-
day after the game is a holi-
day; everyone has the day off.
It gives a day to recover if the
food or drink was just too
good to pass up “thirds.” It
would allow a travel day for
those people who might want
to see the game with family or
friends who live far away.
It would give a big boost to
MLK Day and fit right into the
way Americans like to spend
their long weekends.
Jim Kearney
Exeter
Remember who
approved tax hike
W
hat Luzerne County’s
taxpayers and voters
should know about how
County Council voted on the
proposed 2012 budget:
Agreed to tax hike: Jim
Bobek, Tim McGinley, Linda
McClosky Houck, Eugene
Kelleher, Harry Haas and
Elaine Madden Curry.
Opposed tax hike: Edward
Brominski, Rick Morelli, Ste-
phen A. Urban, Rick Williams
and Stephen J. Urban.
R.J. Stepanik
Larksville
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IN THE current econ-
omy, colleges and
universities are under
increasing pressure
from government and
their core audiences –
parents and students
– to provide added
value to their curriculum and academic
degrees by putting into practice the
theories they teach in the classroom.
Today, experienced and skilled workers
are competing in the job market for the
same opportunities once reserved for
“green” college graduates.
This prevailing paradigm has made
higher education retool its products –
soon-to-be college graduates – in an
effort to create a competitive advan-
tage for them. To accomplish this,
colleges and universities are looking at
internships as an additional teaching
tool and incorporating them into their
business curricula. Internships provide
that sought-after value for students
because they provide experience in a
company’s structure, culture and with
the rigors of deadlines.
To create a competitive advantage
for their students, institutions of high-
er education must go a step further
and build partnerships with businesses.
The two must meet in the middle
and create opportunities for each other
by creating a business incubator. A
university business incubator is a fo-
rum in which students step into the
real world of business to learn the
proper culture and training, as well as
to practice their own skills and display
their talents to business leaders. Busi-
nesses in this incubator can invest by
providing practical training, while at
the same time suggesting innovative
methods that might be too costly in
their arena.
With an incubator in place, students
can learn and practice the art and sci-
ence of business, while businesses can
help to shape their workforces.
For Misericordia University and its
students, the incubator is the Center
for Economic and Entrepreneurship
Education.
A workforce incubator provides a
place where businesses can go to train,
recruit and even explore untapped
markets without the expensive trial
and error associated with bad hires and
learning curves. It is a place where
businesses can observe, encourage and
instruct their future employees while,
at the same time, adding real value to
the college or university.
In return, higher education is provid-
ing its students with a competitive
advantage in the marketplace by allow-
ing them the opportunity to work on
marketing plans, be a member of a
sales force and learn firsthand about
the corporate world. Eventually, this
synergistic partnership blossoms, and
colleges and universities can become
testing grounds for marketing ideas or
they can compete for marketing and
sales opportunities, which could create
a revenue stream for the institution.
The added revenue could fund further
training and the incubator perpetuates
itself.
The Misericordia University Center
for Economic and Entrepreneurship
Education is still in its infancy, but we
have embarked on this journey by
creating partnerships with regional
businesses such as PNC Bank, Parent-
eBeard, Amory Medical Associates,
Bucci Vision, Coates Toner, Calex.
Incubators create training opportuni-
ties for students by allowing busi-
nesses to influence curriculum by
filling gaps in work experience, thereby
ensuring graduates are competitive in
our challenging job market. This next
step in creating training programs
eventually will morph into a full-
fledged pipeline for businesses to
recruit new hires after observing them
in action.
Businesses such as ParenteBeard, for
example, have created a training pro-
gram with us to teach Excel program-
ming. The partnership provides stu-
dents the preparation, insight and
access to the rigors and demands of the
business with minimal cost to the
university and company. At the same
time, it provides ParenteBeard a pool
of potential employees who already
know how to function in its corporate
structure.
Smaller, established companies such
as Amory Medical Associates enhance
the graduate business program by
providing hands-on experience and
mentoring in sales and marketing,
which have earned Misericordia gradu-
ates high-profile jobs with Hewlett-
Packard and IBM.
It takes time to develop true part-
nerships. At Misericordia, those estab-
lished relationships provide business
majors with the added value they seek
and need in today’s economy and job
market.
Partnerships with businesses can give graduates a competitive edge
COMMENTARY
R O B E R T W I L L I A M S
Robert Williams is the executive director of
the Misericordia University Center for Eco-
nomic and Entrepreneurship Education. He
can be reached at rwilliam@misericordia.edu.
A workforce incubator provides a
place where businesses can go to
train, recruit and even explore
untapped markets without the
expensive trial and error associated
with bad hires …
C M Y K
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Hunting for truth
about Pa. hunters
I
must respond to the letter
to the editor by Fred Murray
(Jan. 8) concerning my
issues with hunters.
In all the years I have been
exposing the truth about hunt-
ing, I have never put down the
general sportsmen and women
of the state. My focus has
been solely on hunters/trap-
pers – as it is that segment
that initially sought to violate
my rights and continues to do
so via their bully tactics.
Murray utilizes a longstand-
ing tactic by including fisher-
men in his response, despite
the fact that anglers are not a
concern, and I have never
addressed them.
Also, the Pennsylvania
Game Commission has far
more responsibilities than
catering to the shrinking mi-
nority of hunters/trappers.
The primary legal mandate of
the Game Commission is to
manage and protect all the
wildlife in Pennsylvania for all
the residents.
The decades-long decline in
hunters/trappers numbers has
had virtually no effect on
fishing or anything else Mur-
ray cites, beyond hunting
clubs.
Sporting goods stores will
continue to exist, as they
already thrive on the growing
majority of nonlethal, outdoor-
based activities. In any given
sporting goods store the hunt-
ing/trapping section makes
up a small percentage of cur-
rent trade.
Deer populations will not
explode, as without hunters to
demand the herd be kept
inflated the Game Commis-
sion will cease its propagation
programs that are the primary
source of deer-vehicle colli-
sion, crop damage and other
game management-related
liabilities which cost us hun-
dreds of millions annually.
Nor will fox and coyote
populations increase without
trapping. Mother Nature man-
aged their populations, as well
as that of all other game spe-
cies, long before humans be-
gan interfering, especially in
the name of sport.
Murray should have saved
his ink, as there is no defense
for the continuation of sport
trophy hunting when all fac-
tors are considered.
David Kveragas
Newton Township
CEO pay should
be questioned
R
egarding the commentary
“More jobs without more
pay won’t help workers”
(Jan. 29) by Jonathan Tasini.
The primary message from
Mr. Tasini is that while it is
possible that Republican presi-
dential condender Mitt Rom-
ney’s former business activ-
ities created more jobs than
they lost, the new jobs provide
less total compensation. And
neither Republicans nor Dem-
ocrats are anxious to discuss
that.
I agree, but ... .
We live in a global economy
in which the compensation
paid to American workers is
competitively compared to
workers in many other coun-
tries. Whatever an American
job pays, it is better to work
than to continue extending
unemployment benefits until
there must be a taxpayer bai-
lout for that.
And why are wage and/or
hour cuts not utilized more?
It would be far better to
keep more people working
than add to the unemployed
count. Yes, that would mean
wage cuts for executives, also.
Hmm ... .
Another tool Americans
could use to encourage fair-
ness is to invest only in com-
panies paying their executives
reasonable compensation.
(See www.nytimes.com/2011/
04/10/busi-
ness/10comp.html?pagewant-
ed=all)
An excerpt: “In the fourth
quarter, profits at American
businesses were up an as-
tounding 29.2 percent, the
fastest growth in more than 60
years. Collectively, American
corporations logged profits at
an annual rate of $1.678 tril-
lion.”
So far, this recovery has not
trickled down. After two rela-
tively lean years, CEOs in
finance, technology, energy
and beyond are pulling down
multimillion-dollar paychecks.
What many of these exec-
utives aren’t doing, however,
is hiring. Unemployment,
although down from its peak,
recently stood at 8.8 percent.
And few economists predict
the jobless rate will drop sub-
stantially anytime soon.”
If we don’t like this, and I
don’t, we can force change by
instructing our financial coun-
selors to invest our funds only
in companies having CEOs
with total annual compensa-
tion less than $5 million, or an
appropriate number. Be firm;
advise counselors if they don’t
comply, we will find a counsel-
or who will.
If we limit our earnings
options, we can force large
corporations to change –
when our choices force their
stock prices to drop.
Sounds impossible, or at
least unlikely.
Who has better ideas?
Robert Jackson
Mehoopany
Dallas football
loses supporter
W
ith a sad heart, I take my
Dallas Mountaineers
football magnet off the
back of my car.
For the past seven years,
since I met my husband who
coached with Ted Jackson, I
had attended every game.
Cheering Dallas on through
the cold, snowy games.
Through the summer games
when it felt like 110 degrees in
the stands. Taking our two
children since they were in-
fants in their strollers, all
bundled up with their Dallas
Mounts hats and sweatshirts.
All of us cheering loudly and
proudly when Dallas scored.
It’s funny: We teach our kids
when they play sports that the
number one rule is “Don’t
cheat.”
Well, our school board (ex-
cept for two members) cheat-
ed us. They seemingly put
their own interests ahead of
the people who they were put
there to represent (the tax-
payers).
They had a whole room full
of members of the community,
plus the kids on the football
team, pleading with them to
do the right thing and keep
their coach; they turned their
backs on them and put their
own agenda first.
So, I sadly take off my mag-
net and throw it in the trash.
It’s sad to say, but all of the
“Dallas pride” I once had is
gone.
Christy VanOrden
Shavertown
Council quickly
making progress
I
write in response to a Feb.
3 letter to the editor from
Kathy Dobash regarding the
procedure that was followed
by the Luzerne County Coun-
cil during January to make
appointments to the county’s
authorities, boards and com-
missions.
The letter alluded to hasty
appointments of unqualified
residents and the author’s own
experience as an applicant for
the Accountability, Conduct
and Ethics Commission.
There are a few salient
details that were left out, and I
write to correct the record.
Regarding “haste”: The
council took office on Jan. 2
and by law had only 30 days to
make appointments to the
Board of Elections and Regis-
tration, the Board of Tax As-
sessment Appeals, and the
Accountability, Conduct and
Ethics Commission. Although
we had received applications
prior to Jan. 2, we did not
have any authority to act until
we were sworn in. However,
despite the rapidly approach-
ing deadline, we appealed on
Jan. 2 and 3 for anyone else
who was interested in apply-
ing to do so as soon as pos-
sible. We accepted applica-
tions for these three bodies up
to and including Jan. 17. The
Jan. 31 deadline for appoint-
ment was clearly stated, so
applicants were aware that the
selection process would not be
delayed.
The Jan. 18 date for Elec-
tions and Tax Appeals in-
terviews and the Jan. 23 date
for interviews for the Ethics
Commission were announced
at the Jan. 10 council meeting
when we approved the proce-
dure of interviewing appli-
cants. Those people who were
present at the Jan. 18 inter-
views will recall that we used
speakerphones for the few
applicants for the Elections
and Tax boards with conflicts
that presented them from
being present physically.
When Ms. Dobash notified
us that she could not be pre-
sent at her scheduled inter-
view, she also was offered the
opportunity for speakerphone
participation during any one
of the three interview sessions
on Jan. 23. However, she de-
clined and informed us that
she was actually ineligible to
serve on the Ethics Commis-
sion at this time because of
charter restrictions.
The Luzerne County Coun-
cil has managed, in four fast-
paced weeks, to meet our
deadlines and appoint well-
qualified members to the
Board of Elections and Regis-
tration, the Board of Tax As-
sessment Appeals, and the
Accountability, Conduct and
Ethics Commission, and to
deal with a host of other is-
sues.
We express our thanks to all
who applied and especially to
the large number of well-
qualified and eligible residents
who participated in the open
interview process for each of
these bodies.
The home rule form of
government that is now in
effect in our county encourag-
es greater citizen participation
in all areas of government.
Although these three boards
are complete, there are other
authorities, boards and com-
missions that will have term
openings on an ongoing basis.
We continue to receive appli-
cations on a near-daily basis
and will contact those people
who are interested as the
openings occur.
The application for appoint-
ment to county authorities,
boards and commissions can
be found on the county web-
site: www.luzernecounty.org.
We are extremely grateful to
all applicants for their willing-
ness to volunteer their time
and talent to serve on one of
these bodies, and we encour-
age greater involvement by all
residents as we work together
in the coming months and
years to build a new county
government.
Linda McClosky Houck
Vice chairwoman
Luzerne County Council
Kingston
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So I smiled Friday morning
when I received a letter from a
Sweet Valley woman who was
hopping mad that two puzzles
are no longer in the Sunday
features section. She called the
replacement “stupid.” If she
thought I too was stupid, she
kindly didn’t say so when I
called her to explain. The deci-
sion to remove those puzzles
wasn’t mine; the syndicate that
provides them discontinued the
puzzles. They aren’t there to
bring back.
She didn’t want an explana-
tion, however reasonable I
thought it was. She wanted her
puzzles. She wasn’t too satis-
fied. We shared some small talk
and parted ways.
And all day long I’ve been
thinking of reasonable people.
We can’t have enough of them.
BUTKIEWICZ
Continued from Page 1E
Joe Butkiewicz is executive editor of
The Times Leader. His email is jbut-
kiewicz@timesleader.com.
excluded, as are life insurance and
pension plans, family savings ac-
counts andpersonal property.
If an elderly or disabled person
lives in a household, the limit is
$9,000. The state originally wanted
toimposealimitof$2,000perhouse-
hold, and $3,250 for a household
withanelderlyor disabledmember.
About 4,023 Pennsylvania
households are expected to lose
their benefits when the limits take
effect May1. About 880,000house-
holds nowget foodassistance.
“I’vetoldthemthat I thinkthis...
is not exactly what we need at this
time with the economy the way it
is,” said Linda Davis, 64. The resi-
dent of the Pittsburgh suburb of
Swissdale has written letters to
Pennsylvania Gov. TomCorbett to
tryandstopchanges that couldde-
nyher $16inmonthlyfoodstamps.
Food stamp rolls grewexponen-
tially after the 2008 recession and
financial meltdown left many job-
lessorstrugglingtopaytheirmort-
gagesandmakeendsmeet. Federal
statistics showthe annual average
number of food stamp recipients
grew58percent from2008to2011.
Households receive an average
monthlybenefit of $282, andrecip-
ients in some states can lose bene-
fitsafterthreemonthsif they’renot
workingor applyingfor jobs.
Themoves toaddnewlimits are
buckingthenational trend. Thirty-
six states and the District of Co-
lumbia have no asset test to get
foodstamps, and16eliminateditin
the past 2 1/2 years, according to
the Washington-based Corpora-
tionfor Enterprise Development.
As the need for assistance grew,
Rochelle Finzel of the nonpartisan
National Conference of State Leg-
islaturessaid, asset testswereseen
as a hindrance to getting families
backontheir feet.
“There was an understanding
families need assets” to have a fi-
nancial cushion as they work their
way out of poverty, said Finzel, a
welfare policy analyst.
States such as Texas, Utah and
California are holding on to asset
tests. LikeMichigan, Texassaysap-
plicants can’t get food stamps if
they have more than $5,000 in the
bank and a second vehicle worth
more than$15,000.
Alaska, Arkansas, Indiana, Kan-
sas, Missouri, South Dakota, Utah,
Virginia and Wyoming don’t count
vehicles as assets, but limit food
stamp recipients to $2,000 in assets
and$3,000if thehouseholdincludes
someoneelderlyor disabled. Illinois
andTennesseeareamongthestates
that eliminated asset tests for food
stamps inrecent years.
Considering a vehicle an asset
has beenparticularly controversial
becausesomeargueit helpspeople
look for and keep a job. California
lawmakerslast year approvedabill
doing away with restrictions that
kept families on welfare from hav-
ing a vehicle worth more than
$4,650, but Democratic Gov. Jerry
Brown vetoed it, saying the state
couldn’t affordthe change.
“In a highway state, a reliable
means of transportation is not a
luxury, it’s a necessity,” said the
bill’s author, Democratic Assem-
blymanRoger Hernandez.
JenniferBrooks, directorof state
andlocal policyat the Corporation
for Enterprise Development,
which supports programs that get
people out of poverty, said states
are finding that recipients are able
tomoveoff assistancefaster if they
canbuildupsavings. Yet “the pres-
enceof anassettest, nomatterhow
highit is, sends thesignal that peo-
ple shouldn’t save,” she said.
That’s not the way Michigan De-
partment of Human Services Direc-
torMauraCorriganseesit. Corrigan
saidapplicants whostill ownexpen-
sive cars or a second home they
haven’t put up for sale shouldn’t
qualify for help. She was stunned
during a visit earlier this year to a
DHSofficetoseeafoodstampappli-
cant’s Hummer parkedoutside.
“Our concern is protecting the
programfor the truly needy,” Cor-
rigansaid.
—AssociatedPress writers Juliet
Williams inSacramento, Calif., andMarc
Levy inHarrisburg, Pa., contributedto
this report.
AID
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AP PHOTO
Linda Davis talks about her need for food stamps while sitting at her
table at her home in the Pittsburgh suburb of Swissvale, Pa. Michigan
and Pennsylvania are making it harder for thousands of residents to
become eligible for food stamps by adopting newlimits on howmany
cars people can own and howmuch cash they can have in the bank.
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Whenever Pamela Chabora
moves into a new hotel, she
makes the place cozy by un-
packing her favorite photo-
graphs, her computer and a
blanket from home.
“There’s a certain place for
everything in my baggage and
where I put things in my room,”
she said. “It’s a regular way of
doing things, a tradition.”
Chabora, 55, has been travel-
ing since September for her
role as Yente
the match-
maker in
“Fiddler on
the Roof,”
which
comes to the
F.M. Kirby
Center in
Wilkes-
Barre on
Wednesday
and Thurs-
day.
Like her character, she’ll tell
you traditions can be comfort-
ing.
But, like some other charac-
ters in the cast, in particular a
trio of sisters, she’ll tell you tra-
ditions sometimes have to
change.
Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava,
daughters of Tevye the dairy-
man and his wife, Golde, are all
thinking of marriage — but
they won’t meekly accept
whichever prospective hus-
band Yente might find for them.
Not that Yente wouldn’t be
doing her best.
“In my research I read about
the matchmaker’s job and how
there’s a sort of tier system,”
Chabora said. “You were put in
a tier with your particular class.
If a girl didn’t have a dowry (in
the play, Tevye’s daughters do
not) that was a shame-filled po-
sition to be in. You had nothing
to bring to the wedding — no
money, no cows, no land. As a
result the groom, the male, is
going to have to bring whatever
is needed.”
Yente wants the daughters of
her friends to be provided for.
So maybe she’ll arrange a wed-
ding with a man who has a bit of
wealth or a steady trade. But
maybe he won’t be the most
handsome man in the village,
or the youngest or strongest or
most charming.
One by one, Tevye’s daugh-
ters break with the matchmak-
er tradition. Tzeitel marries
Motel the tailor, a long-time
friend with whom she had ex-
changed her own pledge. Hodel
marries a politically minded
scholar and shares his exile.
Most unsettling of all to her
parents, Chava marries outside
of her religion.
“Tevye says at one point
‘How far can I bend before I
‘Fiddler,’
Kirby play
matchmaker
By MARY THERESE BIEBEL
mbiebel@timesleader.com
See FIDDLER, Page 4F
What: ‘Fiddler on
the Roof’
When: 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday and
Thursday
Where: F.M. Kirby
Center, Public
Square, Wilkes-
Barre
More info: 570-
826-1100
IF YOU GO
PASADENA, Calif. — Monday
night has becometelevision’s most
popular —andraunchy—night of
comedy.
In recent weeks, there was a
strip-clubvisit on“HowI Met Your
Mother,” lap dance included. The
stars of “2 Broke Girls” mistakenly
believedanupstairs neighbor rana
brothel. “Two and a Half Men” in-
cluded jokes about masturbation,
oral sex, sex with moms, trading
cigarettes for sex and two scenes
withloudnoisesofpassionfrombe-
hindcloseddoors.
A quick count on a recent Mon-
day found 53 sex jokes on the net-
work’s four comedies, which in-
cludes“Mike&Molly.”Therewere
also nine jokes about flatulence or
bowel movements and two scenes
where marijuana use was clearly
implied —one with a teenage boy
andtheotherwithanolderwoman.
The subject matter leaves some
viewers queasy, such as Amanda
St. Amand, mother of two college
students from St. Louis. She said
the shows go past raunchy fun to
just plainraunchy.
CBS and producers of the come-
diesstronglydefendtheirworkand
point to the shows’ success as evi-
dence they’re doing something
right. “TwoandaHalf Men”isTV’s
favorite comedy, “HowI Met Your
Mother” has its best ratings ever in
itsseventhyear, and“2BrokeGirls”
isabreakoutfreshmanhit. Thefour
shows are among the seven most
popular comedies on prime-time
television this season, the Nielsen
ratings companysaid.
CBS Entertainment President
Nina Tassler saidthe comedies are
“alittlerisque,”but that thecharac-
ters are living truthfully within
their particular circumstances.
“The fact that there is such
strong ratings growth for all of
them means that those shows are
resonating,”Tasslersaid. “Itmeans
that the characters are resonating.
It means that their dialogue is real-
ly landing with audiences. The
shows arelaugh-out-loudfunny.”
“Mike & Molly” seemingly has
the least amount of sexual content
of the four shows, though one re-
cent episode did include jokes
about a flasher, breasts, prostitu-
tionanderections.
“2 Broke Girls” opened a recent
episode with the two leads trading
four raunchyjokes withtheleering
cookinthediner wheretheywork.
Show creator Michael Patrick
King reacted strongly when he was
questionedatameetingoftheTelevi-
sion Critics Association about jokes
inhisshowregardinganal sex.
“It’s 8:30 on Monday on CBS in
2012,” said King, former producer
of“SexandtheCity”forHBO.“It’sa
very different world than 8:30 on
MondayonCBSin1994. ... Iconsid-
er our jokes really classy dirty. I
thinkthey’re highlowbrow. I think
they’re fun and sophisticated and
naughty, and I think everybody
likes a goodnaughtyjoke.”
Inanotherrecentepisode, which
had four jokes about prostitution
and four about herpes, Caroline
and Max go to see the madamof a
brothel and knock on the wrong
door to be greeted by a man wear-
inga dogcollar andleash.
King cited his experience on
“Sex and the City” to say he recog-
nizes that “people pull away from
somethingif it’s not ingoodtaste.
“People lean into something if
it’s OK, andweekafter week, more
people are leaning into ‘2 Broke
Girls,’ ” he said. “So there’s some-
thingtheretheyfeel OKabout.”
One viewer, 36-year-old Allison
Raunch meter keeps rising for CBS Monday comedies
By DAVID BAUDER
AP Television Writer
See RAUNCHY, Page 4F
AP PHOTO
Ashton
Kutcher
and
Sophie
Winkle-
man push
the bar-
riers with
risque
jokes in
CBS’ ’Two
and a
Half Men.’
W
ith such No. 1 singles as “Fast Cars and
Freedom,” “My Wish” and “Take Me
There,” fewacts havesofullyembodiedthe
sound of 21st-century country music quite like Ras-
cal Flatts. Polished, powerful and undeniably pop,
the CMA and ACM-award-winning trio has taken
country to new heights of crossover success.
Their 2006 hit “What Hurts the Most” topped both
the country and adult-contemporary singles charts.
Their latest hit, “Easy,” was a duet withpopsinger Na-
tasha Bedingfield. And with “Dancing on the Ceiling,”
they boast one of the standout tracks onthe upcoming
Lionel Richie country-duets record, “Tuskegee.”
Yes, pop has been good to the Flatts guys — lead
singer Gary LeVox, bassist-vocalist Jay DeMarcus
and guitarist-vocalist Joe Don Rooney — who will
bring their winter “ThawOut” tour to the Mohegan
Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Friday night. But make
no mistake, the band is steeped in a shared love of
country music, and those roots are evident in their
new single, the plucky “Banjo.”
“It’s got a rock backbone, but it lets the banjo
shine. It’s a real Flatts moment,” Rooney says, check-
ing in before a showin Providence, R.I. “That lyric
is one of the more country lyrics we ever sang. It’s
going over really well live, and it’s a good way to
kick off this record.”
That record, their seventh, is “Changed,” due
April 3 on Big Machine Records. The title couldn’t
be more appropriate. During the past two years,
Rascal Flatts have endured their share of change,
beginning in 2010 when their longtime label, Lyric
Street Records, shuttered. Suddenly without a mu-
sical home, they bided their time and eventually
signed with Big Machine, the home of Pennsylva-
nia native Taylor Swift, and released their first al-
bum for the label, “Nothing Like This.”
Oh, and they switched managers, too.
“It may not sound like a big thing to people out
there, but (changing labels and managers) is the
biggest thing,” Rooney says. “When you’re some-
where like (Lyric Street) for 10 years, it becomes
like a family. But we’ve really enjoyed our transi-
tion … and Big Machine has just been amazing.”
As has the fan response to this tour. Rooney ad-
vises audiences to get to their seats early, not only
By JOSEPH HUDAK
For The Times Leader
Who: Rascal
Flatts, with
Sara Evans and
Hunter Hayes
When: 7:30
p.m. Friday
Where: Mohe-
gan Sun Arena
at Casey Plaza,
Wilkes-Barre
Township
Tickets: $69.70
and $48.35,
including fees.
Call: 800-745-
3000
IF YOU GO
See RASCAL, Page 4F
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HOROSCOPE
ARIES (March 21-April 19).
The pendulum swings
between the mundane and
madness. You appreciate
each tone more because
the other one exists. The
varied pace keeps you on
your toes.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
You are firing on all cyl-
inders today, and you are
primed to make excellent
choices. You will act as
though you thought things
through and think as
though you were in action.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21).
Most people are likely
to choose the road they
know, perceiving it to be
the safest route. Just
because it’s right in front
of you doesn’t make it
the best choice. Go out of
your way to find the best
option.
CANCER (June 22-July 22).
Get the inside story.
Seek knowledge over
information. Better to
learn how than to be given
answers that will only
work for you in a particu-
lar circumstance.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re
in just the fighting mood
to break records and push
through barriers. In order
to break through to the
realm of the extraordinary,
you have to require your-
self to do things that can’t
be done.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
A developmental process
is beginning. In much the
same way that children
show early signs of the
adults they will turn into,
you are showing signs of
the person you will be in
but three short months.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
Because you value humor,
you’ll love the odd sce-
narios that drop into
your world. The day will
be a series of interesting
and entertaining events,
strange little tests and
funny problems to solve.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
When a loved one isn’t giv-
ing you the kind of atten-
tion you want, it may lead
you to wonder whether
you are giving your loved
one the kind of attention
he or she would prefer.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21). Being the sign
of expansion, you some-
times equate moderation
with boredom. But now
you’ll see how a little
restraint can bring you
great contentment.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). You’ll be alert to the
feelings and moods of
those around you. Do not,
however, change your
whole schedule to accom-
modate others. Doing so
will only start a trend that
you will not enjoy later
down the line.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
There is no sense in
worrying about what
you cannot control. Also,
the things that might
happen are not worthy
of your energetic invest-
ment. Concentrate on
what’s actually going on
right now.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
You’ll be like a human
buffer as you attempt to
protect people from news
that might bring down the
mood or from details that
may cause unnecessary
worry. You’ll be quite suc-
cessful in this, too.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb.
12). Your heart’s desire
burns bright this year,
giving you fuel to reach
your goals. In March,
you’ll receive the happy
repercussions of a move
you made last year. May is
your chance to see what
you’ve always wondered
about. You sincerely want
to help people, and you’ll
be proud of how you’re
able to do this in June.
Virgo and Aries people
adore you. Your lucky
numbers are: 6, 1, 24, 39
and 18.
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break? I can’t bend that far,’ ”
Chabora said. “In the end, what
does he do, but he bends? He’s
going to survive that way.”
“Fiddler on the Roof” is a sto-
ry of survival, as the Jewish
people of Anatevka face po-
groms, poverty and, finally, a
forced eviction from their vil-
lage.
“This is survival through
faith and tradition and joyful-
ness,” Chabora said. “That’s
the key. It’s about brave peo-
ple who are hanging on by
their love for each other,
their love for their communi-
ty and their love for the
things they do every day.”
When the main characters
have to leave their homes at
the end, Chabora said, “It’s
not very different from what
a town goes through when a
tornado or hurricane sweeps
through. You come out with
nothing but the shirt on your
back and each other. You
look at each other and say,
‘Praise God. We have each
other. We can go on.’ ”
FIDDLER
Continued from Page 1F
Tradition, tradition! ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ brings humor and poi-
gnancy, music and dancing to the F.M. Kirby Center this week.
TremblyofDenver, Colo., saidshe’s
a big fan of the Monday comedies.
“I can relate to the humor,” said
Trembly, a single economic devel-
opment and marketing specialist.
“Sometimes I wonder if the audi-
encegets someof it. But theymust
because the night is highly rated.”
Elliot Metz, a 22-year-old news
producer fromWichita, Kan., used
to watch “Two and a Half Men”
with his parents — until they
couldn’t anymore.
“It was still funny,” he said. “We
just kind of had trouble laughing
without lookingat eachother awk-
wardly.”
NeilFlynnsaidthehumorismost-
ly lazy. Flynn, who stars as Mike
Heck in ABC’s “The Middle,” said
he’s put off by the constant sex and
anatomy jokes and is proud parents
andkids canwatchhis showtogeth-
er comfortably.
“It’s pandering to the lowest
common denominator,” Flynn
said. “I’mnoexpert, but it seemsto
methatwe’reindangerof dumbing
down the audience, where they
think it’s a good joke when it’s ac-
tuallynotaverygoodjoke. It’sjusta
dirtyjoke. I just think…profession-
al comedy writers should write
jokes that only professional come-
dy writers cantell.”
Mark Roberts, executive pro-
ducer of “Mike &Molly,” said he’s
always enjoyed comedy on televi-
sion where he feels like people are
getting away withsomething.
Withsixsexjokes inarecent epi-
sode, and references to breasts,
flashing, erections and mooning,
“Mike & Molly” was the most se-
date of the four CBScomedies.
“There’s certain things you can’t
do, you know,” Roberts said. “I’m
not sure what all of themare.”
Neither is CBS, suggested
Chuck Lorre, whose production
companyoversees“Mike&Molly”
and“Twoanda Half Men.”
“That’s one of the great things
about broadcast television is no-
bodyreallyknows what’s appropri-
ate anymore,” Lorre said. “It’s a
floating target.”
RAUNCHY
Continued from Page 1F
to catch opening acts Sara Evans and Hunter
Hayes but also to witness the group’s hush-
hush introduction.
“It’s something we’ve never done before.
Jay, Gary and I are not seen, and we’re not
playinginstruments. That’s all I cansay about
it,” he teases, adding that the end of the show
is just as captivatingas its beginning. “Theen-
core is really something. It’s a patriotic theme
and is very special.”
Anyone who has seen Rascal Flatts in con-
cert before — they regularly play the Toyota
Pavilion at Montage Mountain each summer
— can attest that Rooney’s guitar work is a
highlight of the Flatts live experience. He has
been known to treat audiences to intricate so-
los, drawing on everything from “Over the
Rainbow” to the theme from “Top Gun.”
“It’s classic, isn’t it?” Rooney asks of the fa-
mous fighter-jet anthem. “Ever since I was a lit-
tletyke, I lovedguitar, andI startedeatingupall
kinds of styles, from Chet Atkins to Stevie Ray
Vaughan, from Jeff Beck to Vince Gill. My dad
introduced me to country when I was a teenag-
er, but I’ve always loved rock because of my
three older siblings. It’s fun to stretch out.”
Ditto for DeMarcus and LeVox, who each
get their solo time to shine. “We have a mo-
ment in the showwhere we strip it down, and
Jay, Gary and I (honor) the influences we
love,” Rooney says. “Gary does something by
himself, Jay does something by himself, and
then me, all with our backing band.”
In between, the trio perseveres to work in
as many hits as possible in a two-hour show,
drawing from their staggering 30 singles, 13
of which went to No. 1.
“That’s the hard part,” Rooney groans good-
naturedly. “We want to do as many hits as we
can, but wewant tohavesomefun, too. Sowetry
to pick the best for each tour and change it up.”
Ah, change —the wordthat best describes
Rascal Flatts these days.
Still, the change the members were least ex-
pectingalsois theonethey’remost proudof: In
September, duringaperformanceat theGrand
Ole Opry, Gill askedthe flabbergastedFlatts to
join the hallowed country institution.
“It’s the greatest thing that has happened
to us,” Rooney says without hesitation.
“The beauty of seeing Vince Gill walk out on
stage and invite us to be the next members
of the Opry? We were blown away.”
But most important, Rooney adds, the
honor scores points with the folks.
“That’s the one that makes mom and dad
most proud!”
RASCAL
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tweenthetimethefinalists arean-
nounced in January and the win-
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start withthose).
Overwhelmed by this cascade
of literaryriches, I always havethe
same thought:
there are so
many great
books out there,
but everybody
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(1. “The Help.”
2. “The Hunger
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these books and you’ll learn a lot,
maybe even think differently
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“George F. Kennan: An Ameri-
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with the “containment” strategy
that kept the U.S. and the Soviet
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human beings, even very smart
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“The World on Fire: Britain’s
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By MARY ANN GWINN
The Seattle Times
As a nation of immigrants, the
United States has millions of sto-
ries of arrival, finding a way in a
new country, creating a new self.
Some are bold; some mundane.
Some are tragic; others joyous.
“A Good American” starts off
with two of these stories. Freder-
ick and Jette, brought together
by their love of music but forbid-
den to marry by Jette’s family,
elope from Germany to the New
Worldaroundthe turnof the 20th
century — New Orleans instead
of NewYork because that’s where
the next boat was going (“What’s
the difference? They’re both
New. That’s good enough” Jette
tells Frederick as they depart).
They make their way up the
Mississippi, winding up in Bea-
trice, Mo., where Frederick even-
tually buys a tavern and can once
again be surrounded by music.
Toldfromthepoint of viewof Fre-
derick and Jette’s grandson
James, the novel spans three gen-
erations of the Meisenheimer
family: Frederick and Jette, their
childrenJosephandRosa, andJo-
seph’s four sons.
The family, like any family, has
its trials and triumphs, its small
joys and aggravations — and its
secrets as well. But the idea of be-
ing a Good American runs
through the family, lending it an
optimistic, uncomplicated patri-
otismthat is dampened and even
lost at times, but finds its way
back.
Music, too, runs through the
story, beginning with the old
songs Frederick sang to Jette and
thefirst notes of jazzheheardjust
off the boat in New Orleans.
The author, himself an immi-
grant, captures the fresh look
new arrivals take at the United
States, as well as the challenges
and sadness of abandoning one’s
native home and trying to belong
someplace new. It makes the oc-
casional sentimentality of “A
Good American” forgivable, and
George’s lively writing and
strong storytelling make the
book an engrossing, entertaining
read.
A family’s
history, set
to music
By LISA MCLENDON
McClatchy Newspapers
“A Good American” by Alex Ge-
orge; Amy Einhorn Books ($25.95)
L
ast fall, the Library of Amer-
ica released two volumes
featuring authors who
wrote during the Harlem
Renaissance, that vague
early 20th-century era whenblack nov-
elists, artists, poets, musicians, essay-
ists and even publishers pushed black
culture to the forefront.
The HarlemRenaissance served the
purpose, awakening whites to the in-
justice of racism and assuring blacks
that they weren’t alone.
But the stories of the time were of-
tenwhat is nowstandardfare for Black
History Month in February. Did we re-
allyneedmorewoe-is-mebookends for
English and African-American history
teachers?
That’s the surprise. The selection of
stories, amazingly, attests that among
thephilosophyandsocial commentary
of much Harlem Renaissance litera-
ture is some delightful creativity.
WashingtonUniversityprofessor Rafia
briel Prosser. Afine predecessor to lat-
er fictionalized stories of the Buffalo
Soldiers and Tuskegee Airmen.
• Langston Hughes’ word sympho-
ny “Not Without Laughter.” His lyri-
cal, and only, novel begins with a tor-
nado in the Midwest.
• Rudolph Fisher’s dark “The Con-
jure-Man Dies,” considered by many
the first mystery written by a black au-
thor. Incidentally, in my second read-
ing after three decades, I sawthe loins
that spawned people like Walter Mos-
ley and Chester Himes.
These are not just another bundle of
obligatory texts to look up during
Black History Month: These are for
anyone who simply likes to read good
books.
If you can only afford one volume,
read the second volume with four nov-
els of the 1930s.
But the entire collection is nine nov-
els with the famous Library of Amer-
ica’s cocktail party snob notes (and I
mean that really in a good way). Not a
bad deal.
Zafar edited the collection and gives
us much more than a warmed-over,
academically conferred A-list of mas-
ters such as Richard Wright or Zora
Neale Hurston.
Instead there are some real ground-
breaking surprises:
• George S. Schuyler’s “Black No
More,” considered by many the first
science fiction novel by a black writer.
A black guy goes through a process
(symbolically a wish-granting potion)
that can turn him white! A fine prede-
cessor to Octavia Butler, who has used
skin color as a metaphor for a number
of social issues.
• Nella Larsen’s troubling “Quick-
sand,” a tense, psycho-headbanger ac-
count of a woman trying to make it in
earlyAmerica eventhoughher parents
were Scandinavian and African.
• Arna Bontemps’ metaphor of
manhood and revolution, “Black
Thunder,” is afictionalizedstoryabout
a true slave revolt inVirginia ledby Ga-
BY HARRY JACKSON JR. St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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WASHINGTON — Flowers
once attached to President Abra-
ham Lincoln’s coffin and ribbons
from mourners have been paired
with videos and interactive dis-
plays to explore his life in a new
museum and education center at
the theater where Lincolnwas as-
sassinated.
The Ford’s Theatre Center for
Education and Leadership opens
to the public Sunday, the 203rd
anniversary of Lincoln’s birth.
The newcenter built in a10-story
former office building is part of a
$60 million project to create a
four-part campus for visitors to
learn about Lincoln in the na-
tion’s capital.
Visitors can begin with exhib-
its that explore Lincoln’s presi-
dency and see the theater where
he was shot April 14, 1865. They
can follow the story across the
street to see where Lincoln died
the next day.
More of Lincoln’s story can be
told in the new center. Visitors
will walk through a replica train
car to see objects never before
displayed from when the nation
grieved for 14 days after his
death. Lincoln’s funeral train
traveled fromWashington to Bal-
timore, Philadelphia and New
York City, then toward his home
in Illinois. They can retrace the
hunt for Lincoln’s assassin, John
Wilkes Booth, to a theatrical
model of the Virginia barn where
he was found. Soldiers set the
barnonfire tosmoke himout and
eventually shot Booth.
Director Paul Tetreault said
Ford’s Theatre is using the drama
of Lincoln’s story to teach history
with a working theater and vivid
exhibits.
“The more theatrical we can
make the telling of the Lincoln
story, I think the most accessible
it is,” he said. “It comes alive.”
Lincoln’s story is also told at
his presidential library and mu-
seum in Springfield, Ill., at his
birthplace in Kentucky, and at
Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington,
which served as his summer
home.
Since Ford’s Theatre reopened
to the public in 1968, more than
31 million people have visited.
Most of the plays at the theater
focus on the American experi-
ence.
About 750,000 people visit
eachyear. Withthe National Park
Service, which owns the theater,
Ford’s museum has displayed
Booth’s gun, as well as the blood-
stained overcoat Lincoln was
wearing when he was shot.
Tetreault said the theater can
offer more than just the story of
Lincoln’s death.
“Once you get past the grief, I
think you start to get into the
study of who this man was, what
he did and how he changed
America,” Tetreault said. “Wash-
ington, D.C., is where Abraham
Lincoln became Abraham Lin-
coln.”
A three-story sculptural tower
of books at the entrance repre-
sents the thousands of titles writ-
ten on Lincoln.
Beyond artifacts that include
pop culture items like Lincoln
Logs toys, the new galleries in-
clude videos with a history of the
Lincoln Memorial and its sym-
bolismas a place for protest, par-
ticularly for civil rights.
Another section explores the
inspiration Lincoln provided fu-
ture presidents. Dwight D. Eisen-
hower would sit in Lincoln’s pew
at a Washington church and
painted a portrait of Lincoln for
the White House cabinet room.
Theodore Roosevelt kept Lin-
coln’s portrait behind his presi-
dential desk and would look to it
when confronting problems. He
witnessed Lincoln’s funeral proc-
ession as a boy.
Later, Franklin D. Roosevelt
wouldvisit the LincolnMemorial
every year on Feb. 12.
“I think it is time for us Demo-
crats to claim Lincoln as one of
our own,” Roosevelt once said as
New York governor in 1929.
The gallery presents President
Barack Obama as having perhaps
the closest identification with
Lincoln as a fellow Illinois law-
maker who was elevated by a
“single galvanizing speech” to re-
ach the White House, citing Lin-
coln’s Cooper Union address in
1860 and Obama’s 2004 Demo-
cratic National Convention
speech.
A rotating exhibit space ex-
plores the qualities of leadership
identified with Lincoln, such as
integrity, courage, empathy and
innovation. Education studios
and a distance-learning lab will
help the museum reach students
and teachers across the country,
organizers said.
“If you think about what we
have a dearth of in this country, it
is real leaders,” Tetreault said.
“We want to talk about his qual-
ities of leadership, and hopefully
we can inspire a new generation
of young people.”
A new education on Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre
By BRETT ZONGKER
Associated Press
ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership in Washington. The new museum, across from Ford’s Theatre and next door to the house where Lincoln died, will
open in time for Presidents Day.
A three-story sculpture ‘tower of books’ representing more than 15,000 titles that have been writ-
ten about Abraham Lincoln is part of an exhibit at the Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and
Leadership.
The eye of a painting of Abraham Lincoln appears to peek through
statues in an exhibit at the new educational center.
Part of the exhibit in the Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and
Leadership is seen during a media preview.
A pair of shoes with
Abraham Lincoln’s
face printed on them
is among the items
on exhibit in the new
educational center.
Ford’s Theatre: http://
www.fords.org
ON THE WEB
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150 Special Notices 150 Special Notices
250 General Auction 250 General Auction
Octagon Family
Restaurant
375 W Main St, Plymouth, PA 18651
570-779-2288
WEEKEND WEEKEND SPECIAL SPECIAL
$13.95 $13.95 for a Large Plain
Pie & a Dozen Wings
Dine in only. Valid Saturday & Sunday.
One coupon per party/table.
Present coupon upon ordering.
Home of the Original ‘O-Bar’ Pizza
DIRECTED BY THE SECURED PARTY!
PUBLIC
AUCTION
2010& 2009 PETERBILT TRI-AXLE
DUMP TRUCKS
2008 TALBERT 55 TON LOWBOY,,
2006 KODIAK DUMP TRUCK,
2007 & 2003 TRAILERS,
CONTRACTOR TOOLS &
EQUIPMENT, AND MORE!.
SAT., MARCH 3RD
@ 10:00 A.M.
(Snow Date March 10th)
AUCTION SITE:
Secured Compound at
1210 Wheeler Ave.,
Dunmore, Pa 18512
Items Include:
• 2009 Peterbilt 388 Tri-Axle,w/16’,
Dump Body, Odom: 83,573. *
• 2010 Peterbilt 388 w/16', Dump Body,
Tri-Axle; Odom: 33,732*
• 2010 Peterbilt 388, Tri-Axle; Odom: 25,435
• 2008 Talbert 55-Ton Lowboy Trailer,
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Duramax Diesel L64, 10’ Dump Truck
• 2011 Talbert Equalizer Axel Extension
Nitro Axel/Flip Axel Attachment Air Rite,
Suspension w/ Nitro Axel Extension Flip
Up & Removal (8'6" wide, 25,000lb
Axel) 9/20/10,
• FFC Preparator Rake, 76"
(Rock Hound)#LAF3576-022, 6/16/08
• Numerous Contractor Tools & Equipment
(Note: These late model vehicles & equipment
was sized last June. The Financial Institution
has directed me to sell all the assets listed.)
• INSPECTION: Friday March 2nd,
From 1:00P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
& 2 Hours Prior To Sale
Col. Steve Sitar & Co.
(570) 586-1397 Pa.Lic.AU2124-L
www.sitarauctions.com.
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby
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Council is contem-
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$5000
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94,000 miles,
automatic, front
wheel drive, 4
door, air condi-
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all power, cruise
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interior, $3,300.
570-394-9004
CHEVY ‘00
Cavalier Z24
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134,000 miles. Runs
great, has new
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Asking $2500
570-233-2117
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$5000
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92 Butler St
Wilkes-Barre, PA
570-825-8253
GE0 ‘93 TRACKER
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cylinder, auto, 4x4
$1,750
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runs 100%, fully
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chair lift in rear.
$3400 OBO
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ACURA 06 TSX
Leather.
Moonroof.
$9,880
560 Pierce St.
Kingston, PA
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AUDI `01 A6
QUATTRO
123,000 miles, 4.2
liter V8, 300hp, sil-
ver with black
leather,heated
steering wheel, new
run flat tires, 17”
rims, 22 mpg, Ger-
man mechanic
owned.
$6,495. OBO.
570-822-6785
AUDI `04 A6 QUATTRO
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tires & brakes. 130k
highway miles.
Leather interior.
Heated Seats.
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570-905-5544
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miles. Auto. All
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Leather interior.
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kept.
$14,900
(570) 814-8106
BMW `99 M3
Convertible with
Hard Top. AM/FM. 6
disc CD. 117 K miles.
Stage 2 Dinan sus-
pension. Cross
drilled rotors. Cold
air intake. All main-
tenance records
available. $11,500
OBO. 570-466-2630
BMW ‘98 740 IL
White with beige
leather interior.
New tires, sunroof,
heated seats. 5 cd
player 106,000
miles. Excellent
condition.
$5,300. OBO
570-451-3259
570-604-0053
BUICK ‘01 PARK AVE
66k original miles,
rebuilt tranny in
12/11, great condi-
tion. Green with
gray interior. fully
loaded. $6200 OBO
570-824-9614
CADILLAC `05 SRX
All wheel drive,
traction control,
3.6 L V-6, power
sunroof, auto-
stick, leather inte-
rior, auto car
starter, factory
installed 6 CD disc
changer, all
power, memory
seat. 39,000
miles.
$21,000
570-453-2771
Say it HERE
in the Classifieds!
570-829-7130
CHEVROLET `03
SILVERADO
EXTENDED CAB
2500 Series. 4 x 4
pick up. 145K miles.
$6,500, OBO.
570-406-5128
CHEVROLET `04
CORVETTE COUPE
Torch red with
black and red
interior. 9,700
miles, auto, HUD,
removable glass
roof, polished
wheels, memory
package, Bose
stereo and twilight
lighting, factory
body moldings,
traction control,
ABS, Garage kept
- Like New.
$25,900
(570) 609-5282
CHEVROLET `08
IMPALA
Excellent condition,
new tires, 4 door,
all power, 34,000
miles. $13,500.
570-836-1673
412 Autos for Sale
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09 CHRYSLER SEBRING
4 door, alloys,
seafoam blue.
07 BUICK LUCERNE
CXL, silver, grey
leather
07 HYUNDAI SONATA
GLS, navy blue,
auto, alloys
07 CHRYSLER 300
LTD, AWD, silver,
grey leather
06 VW PASSAT 3.6
silver, black
leather, sunroof,
66k miles
06 MERCURY MILAN
PREMIER, mint
green, V6, alloys
06 DODGE STRATUS
SXT, red
05 CHRYSLER 300C
TOURING, black,
gray, leather
05 DODGE NEON SXT,
red, 4 cyl, auto
05 CHEVY IMPALA LS
burgundy, tan
leather, sunroof
05 VW NEW JETTA
gray, auto, 4 cyl
05 CHEVY MALIBU
MAXX, white, grey
leather, sunroof
04 NISSAN ALTIMA SL,
3.5 white, black
leather, sun roof
03 SAAB 9-3, silver,
auto, sunroof
03 AUDI S8 QUATTRO,
mid blue/light grey
leather, naviga-
tion, AWD
01 VW JETTA GLS,
green, auto, 4 cyl
01 VOLVO V70 STATION
WAGON, blue/grey,
leather, AWD
00 PLYMOUTH NEON
purple, 4 door,
auto
98 MAZDA MILLENIA
green
98 MERCURY GRAND
MARQUIS, black
SUVS, VANS,
TRUCKS, 4 X4’s
08 KIA SPORTAGE
black, 4 cylinder
auto, 2WD
07 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
LS blue (AWD)
07 Chrysler Aspen
LTD, silver, 3rd
seat, 4x4
07 DODGE DURANGO
SLT, blue, 3rd seat
4x4
07 DODGE GRAND
CARAVAN SXT, blue
grey leather, 7
pax mini van
06 PONTIAC TURRANT
black/black
leather, sunroof,
AWD
06 MITSUBISHI
ENDEAVOR XLS,
AWD, blue auto, V6
06 DODGE GRAND
CARAVAN ES, red,
4 dr, entrtnmt cntr,
7 pass mini van
05 FORD EXPLORER XLT
blue, 3rd seat,
4x4
05 DODGE DAKOTA
CLUB CAB SPORT,
blue, auto, 4x4
truck
05 FORD F150 XLT,
extra cab, truck,
black, V8, 4x4
04 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
GLS, burgundy,
auto (AWD)
04 FORD FREESTAR,
blue, 4 door, 7
passenger mini
van
04 MERCURY
MOUNTAINEER, sil-
ver, black leather,
3rd seat, AWD
04 JEEP GRAND
CHEROKEE OVERLAND
graphite grey,
2 tone leather,
sunroof, 4x4
03 DODGE DURANGO RT
red, 2 tone
leather imterior,
3rd seat, 4x4
03 FORD EXPLORER
SPORT TRAC XLT, 4
door, green, tan,
leather, 4x4
03 FORD WINDSTAR LX
green 4 door, 7
pax mini van
02 NISSAN PATHFINDER
SE, Sage, sun
roof, autop, 4x4
02 CHEVY 2500 HD
reg. cab. pickup
truck, green,
auto, 4x4
01 FORD RANGER XLT
X-CAB, red, auto,
V6, 4x4
01 FORD EXPLORER
SPORT XLT, gold,
sunroof, 2 door,
4x4
01 F150 SUPERCREW
XLT, green, 4 door,
V8, 4x4 truck
00 GMC SIERRA SLE,
extra cab, pewter
silver, V8, 4x4,
truck
00 CHEVY BLAZER LT
black & brown,
brown leather 4x4
99 ISUZI VEHIACROSS
black, auto,
2 door AWD
98 JEEP GRAND
CHEROKEE LAREDO
SE, silver, V6, 4x4
96 CHEVY BLAZER,
black 4x4
89 CHEVY 1500,
4X4 TRUCK
To place your
ad Call Toll Free
1-800-427-8649
CHEVROLET `99
CAVALIER
4 door sedan, 4
cylinder, A/C,
fresh tires, new
brakes, garage
kept, non-smoker.
Inside perfect,
outside shiny blue.
Rides, runs, and
handles like new
car. 34,000
original miles.
$4,495
570-313-5538
CHEVY ‘09 IMPALA
LTZ, Grey, leather,
heated seats, sun-
roof. Bluetooth,
AM/FM, CD, Bose
speakers. 35,000
miles. 18 mo. war-
ranty remaining.
$17,000 OBO
After 4pm call
570-430-3041
412 Autos for Sale
CHEVROLET ‘06
CORVETTE
CONVERTIBLE
Silver beauty, 1
Owner, Museum
quality. 5,900
miles, 6 speed. All
possible options
including Naviga-
tion, Power top.
New, paid $62,000
Must sell
REDUCED!
$39,500 FIRM
570-299-9370
CHEVY ‘95 ASTRO
MARK III CONVERSION
VAN. Hightop. 93K.
7 passenger.
TV/VCP/Stereo.
Loaded. Great con-
dition. $3,495
(570) 574-2199
CHRYSLER `04
SEBRING
LXI CONVERTIBLE
Low miles - 54,000.
V6. FWD. Leather
interior. Great
shape. A/C. CD.
All power.
$7,200. Negotiable
(570) 760-1005
CHRYSLER ‘04
SEBRING CONVERTIBLE
Silver, 2nd owner
clean title. Very
clean inside &
outside. Auto,
Power mirrors,
windows. CD
player, cruise,
central console
heated power
mirrors. 69,000
miles. $5900.
570-991-5558
‘11 HYUNDAI
ELANTRA 3950
miles. Factory War-
ranty. New Condi-
tion. $17,699
‘10 DODGE CARAVAN
SXT 32K. Silver-
Black. Power slides.
Factory warranty.
$16,799
‘09 JEEP LIBERY
LIMITED Power sun-
roof. Only 18K. Fac-
tory Warranty.
$19,499
‘09 DODGE
CALIBER SXT 2.0
Automatic, 24k
Factory Warranty!
$11,699
‘08 CHEVY IMPALA
LS Only 18K! One
Owner - Estate
Sale. Factory War-
ranty. $11,999
‘08 SUBARU
Special Edition
42K. 5 speed. AWD.
Factory warranty.
$12,799
‘08 CHEVY IMPALA
LS 4 door, only
37K! 5 Yr. 100K fac-
tory warranty
$11,299
‘05 HONDA CRV EX
One owner. Just
traded. 65K.
$12,799
‘06 FORD FREESTAR
Rear air, 62k
$8199
‘05 SUZUKI VERONA
LX Auto. 64K. Fac-
tory warranty.
$4,999
‘01 LINCOLN TOWN
CAR Executive 74K
$5,599
‘99 JEEP LARADO
LTD Leather. 75K
$4,699
CROSSROAD
MOTORS
570-825-7988
700 Sans Souci
Highway
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SERVICE
6 MONTH WARRANTY
DODGE `02
DURANGO SLT
All power, 4.7, all
leather, 7 passen-
ger, running boards,
80,000 miles, CD
player, new tires.
$6,500.
570-877-9896
DODGE `90 CARAVAN
Blue. 181k miles. 3rd
row seating. All
power accessories.
Lots of new parts.
$800 or best offer.
CALL 570-763-0767
DODGE ‘08 AVENGER
4Leather, Alloys,
Low miles$13,990
560 Pierce St.
Kingston, PA
www.wyoming
valleymotors.com
570-714-9924
EAGLE `95 TALON
Only 97,000 Miles.
Full custom body kit,
dark green metallic
with gray interior.
Dual exhaust, 4 coil
over adjustable
struts. All new
brakes, air intake
kit, strut brakes,
custom seats, cus-
tom white gauges, 2
pillar gauges, new
stereo, alarm, cus-
tom side view mir-
rors. 4 cylinder
automatic, runs
excellent. $8,500.
Call 570-876-1355
or 570-504-8540
(evenings)
FORD `08 ESCAPE
XLT. 56,800 miles.
Grey metallic with
grey cloth interior.
2WD. Auto. Power
windows & locks.
Dual air bags. A/C.
Alloy Wheels. Excel-
lent condition.
$14,500
Trades Welcome
570-328-5497
412 Autos for Sale
FORD ‘02 MUSTANG
GT CONVERTIBLE
Red with black
top. 6,500 miles.
One Owner.
Excellent Condi-
tion. $17,500
570-760-5833
HONDA `09 CIVIC LX-S
Excellent condition
inside & out. Garage
kept. Regularly
serviced by dealer,
records available.
Option include alloy
wheels, decklid
spoiler, sport seats,
interior accent light-
ing (blue), Nose
mask and custom
cut floor mats. Dark
grey with black inte-
rior. 56K highway
miles. REDUCED!
$13,300. Call
570-709-4695
HONDA ‘ 04
Civic LX Sedan
PRICE REDUCTION
Fully loaded, gas
stingy 4 cylinder,
1.7 liter engine, well
maintained, very
good condition,
driven less than
10.1 k miles per
year. $7995
570-855-0095
HONDA 08 ACCORD
15K miles. Auto.
Excellent condition!
$15,999
WARRANTY
MAFFEI AUTO
SALES
570-288-6227
HONDA ‘08 ACCORD
4 door, EXL with
navigation system.
4 cyl, silver w/
black interior. Satel-
lite radio, 6CD
changer, heated
leather seats, high,
highway miles. Well
maintained. Monthly
service record
available. Call Bob.
570-479-0195
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Highest
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1518 8th Street
Carverton, PA
Near Francis
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HYUNDAI ‘00 ACCENT
4 cylinder. 5
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economy car!
$2,995
Call For Details!
570-696-4377
To place your
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LEXUS `98 LS 400
Excellent condition,
garage kept, 1
owner. Must see.
Low mileage, 90K.
Leather interior. All
power. GPS naviga-
tion, moon roof, cd
changer. Loaded.
$9,000 or best
offer. 570-706-6156
412 Autos for Sale
HYUNDAI 04 ELANTRA
Only 52K miles,
cruise, power win-
dows & locks.
$8,880
560 Pierce St.
Kingston, PA
www.wyoming
valleymotors.com
570-714-9924
JAGUAR `00 S TYPE
4 door sedan. Like
new condition. Bril-
liant blue exterior
with beige hides.
Car is fully equipped
with navigation sys-
tem, V-8, automatic,
climate control AC,
alarm system,
AM/FM 6 disc CD,
garage door open-
er. 42,000 original
miles. $9,000
Call (570) 288-6009
LINCOLN ‘05
TOWN CAR
39K miles. Looks &
runs perfect!
$13,500
WARRANTY
MAFFEI AUTO
SALES
570-288-6227
WANTED!
ALL
JUNK
CARS!
CA$H
PAID
570-301-3602
MERCEDES `92 500 SEL
White with gray
leather interior, 17”
custom chrome
wheels, 4 new tires,
new breaks front &
rear. Full tune-up, oil
change & filters
done. Body and
interior are perfect.
Car has all the
options. 133,850
miles. Original price:
$140,000 new. This
is the diplomat ver-
sion. No rust or
dings on this car -
Garage kept. Sell for
$9,500.
Call: 570-876-1355
or 570-504-8540
Evenings
PONTIAC `96
FIREBIRD
105,000 miles,
auto-matic,, black
with grey interior,
new inspection.
$4,000, OBO.
570-706-6565
Boat? Car? Truck?
Motorcycle? Air-
plane? Whatever it
is, sell it with a
Classified ad.
570-829-7130
PONTIAC 08 VIBE
Low miles. AWD.
$12,750
560 Pierce St.
Kingston, PA
www.wyoming
valleymotors.com
570-714-9924
PORSCHE `01
BOXSTER S
Biarritz white, con-
vertible,new
$58,000, 3.2 liter, 6
cylinder, 250HP.
Loaded with all the
extra options. Less
than 15,000 miles.
$21,000
570-586-0401
412 Autos for Sale
SAAB 9.3 ‘99
5 speed convert-
ible. 130,000 miles
Runs excellent,
everything works,
25 mpg. Like new,
recently inspected,
new tires. Depend-
able, fun & eco-
nomical transporta-
tion. $3,250.
570-639-1121 or
570-430-1095
SAAB 900`98
Low mileage, 25
mpg, 5 speed
convertible. Perfect
shape, everything
works. New
stereo, recent
inspection, good
tires. Very
dependable, no rust
FUN IN THE SUN!
$3,950
570-639-1121 or
570-430-1095
Selling your
Camper?
Place an ad and
find a new owner.
570-829-7130
SCION `06 XA
67,000 miles,
power windows &
locks, great gas
mileage.
$8,200/OBO
570-606-5634
SUBARU ‘10 IMPREZA
OUTBACK SPORT
33,000 miles, new
inspection & tires. 5
speed wagon. Bal-
ance of 6 year,
100,000 mile war-
ranty and tire and
wheel insurance.
$19,000 OBO
570-814-9400
412 Autos for Sale
TOYOTA ‘00
SOLARA SE
SUPER CLEAN
All power, new
tires, new back
brakes. 125,000
miles.
$6,400 negotiable.
570-417-8353
GET THE WORD OUT
with a Classified Ad.
570-829-7130
TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA
GT
112K miles. Blue, 5
speed. Air, power
windows/locks,
CD/cassette, Key-
less entry, sunroof,
new battery. Car
drives and has
current PA inspec-
tion. Slight rust on
corner of
passenger door.
Clutch slips on
hard acceleration.
This is why its
thousands less
than Blue Book
value. $6,500
OBO. Make an
offer! Call
570-592-1629
TOYOTA ‘09 COROLLA S
Auto. 4 Cylinder.
$12,880
560 Pierce St.
Kingston, PA
www.wyoming
valleymotors.com
570-714-9924
Travel
380
Find the
perfect
friend.
Call 829-7130
to place your ad.
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Res id u a l= $16,051.50; M u s tb e a p p ro ved thru NM AC @ T ier1; $2,000
Ca s h Do w n o rT ra d e E q u ity (+) p lu s regis tra tio n fees ; T o ta l d u e @
d elivery= $2,197.50. $3300 Nis s a n L ea s e Reb a te in clu d ed .
STK#N21021
M O DEL# 25411
M SRP $39,150
3 A VA ILA B LE @ TH IS P R IC E!
SA VE O VER $7000 O FF M SR P !
85Altim a sAva ila b le
126Rogu esAva ila b le
55Mu ra n osAva ila b le
55Tru ck sAva ila b le
300
More Ca rs, Tru ck s,
V a n s& SUV s
To Ch oose From !
2012N IS S A N
FRON TIE R
K IN G CA B 4X4S V
V-6, Au to m a tic,
A/ C, Prem iu m
Utility Pkg, PW ,
PDL , Cru is e, T ilt,
F lo o rM a ts &
M u ch M o re!
B U Y FOR
$
24,695
*
W / $250 0 N IS S AN R EB ATE
OR $
249
*
P ER M O.
P lu s Ta x.
L EAS E FOR
STK#N21331
M O DEL# 31412
M SRP $29,015
10 KING C A B S A VA ILA B LE!
6 SP EEDS & A U TO M A TIC S!
*$249 Perm o n th p lu s ta x, 39 m o n th lea s e; 12,000 m iles p eryea r;
Res id u a l= $17,409; M u s tb e a p p ro ved thru NM AC @ T ier1; $2,000
Ca s h Do w n o rT ra d e E q u ity (+) p lu s regis tra tio n fees ; T o ta l d u e @
d elivery= $2,220.00. $0 Nis s a n L ea s e Reb a te in clu d ed .
2012N IS S A N S E N TRA
2.0S R S P E CIA L E DITION
4 Cyl, CVT , Na viga tio n ,
M o o n ro o f, Allo ys , F o g
L ights , PW , PDL , Cru is e,
T ilt& M u ch M o re!
B U Y FOR
$
16,995
*
W / $10 0 0 N IS S AN R EB ATE &
$50 0 N M AC CAP TIVE CAS H
OR $
159
*
P ER M O.
P lu s Ta x.
L EAS E FOR
*$159 Perm o n th p lu s ta x, 39 m o n th lea s e; 12,000 m iles p eryea r; Res id u a l= $12,192; M u s t
b e a p p ro ved thru NM AC @ T ier1; $2,000 Ca s h Do w n o rT ra d e E q u ity (+) p lu s regis tra tio n fees ;
T o ta l d u e @ d elivery= $2,197.50. $0 Nis s a n L ea s e Reb a te in clu d ed .
STK#N21448
M O DEL# 12212
M SRP $20,320
SA VE O VER $3300
O FF M SR P
24 18 M O NTH
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577 East Main St., Plains 577 East Main St., Plains
Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B
*Tax and tags extra. Security Deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months
payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. See salesperson for details. All payments subject to credit approval by the primary lending source, Tier 0 rate.
Special APR financing cannot be combined with Ford cash rebate. “BUY FOR” prices are based on 72 month at $18.30 per month per $1000 financed with $2,500 down (cash or trade). Photos of
vehicles are for illustration purposes only. Coccia Ford is not responsible for any typographical errors. No Security Deposit Necessary. See dealer for details. Sale ends FEBRUARY 13, 2012.
WWW.COCCIACARS.COM
*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease
21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 2/13/12.
Auto., CD, Anti-Theft Sys., Side Curtain Air Bags,
16” Steel Wheels, AC, Tilt Wheel, Instrument
Cluster, Message Center, PM,
Keyless Entry, Fog Lamps,
PL, PW, MyKey
NEW2012 FORDFOCUS SE 4 DR
24
Mos.
*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease
21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 2/13/12.
*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease
21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 2/13/12.
NEW2012 FORDFIESTA
Auto., Air, CD, Pwr. Mirrors, PDL,
Advance Trac w/Electronic
Stability Control, Side
Curtains, Tilt
Wheel, Remote
Keyless Entry
24
Mos.
Remote Keyless Entry, Message Center,
Anti-Theft Sys., Pwr. Door Locks, Side
Curtain Air Bags, Air, MyKey, CD
NEW2012 FORDFOCUS 4 DR
NEW2012 FORDEDGE
*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease
21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 2/13/12.
24
Mos.
STX, 3.7L V6, Automatic, Air Conditioning,
17” Aluminum Wheels, Cloth Seat, ABS,
40/20/40 Split Seat, Decor Pkg., Cruise
Control, Pwr. Equipment Group
*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease
21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 2/13/12.
NEW2012 EXPLORER 4X4
3.5L Engine, CD, PW,
MyFord Display, Auto. Climate
Control, Pwr. Mirrors,
17”Steel Wheels,
Keyless Entry, 3rd
Row Seat, MyKey,
Cruise Control,
Pwr. Door Locks
27
Mos.
Auto., CD, Alum. Wheels, Tilt, PW, PL, Anti-
Theft Sys.,Pwr. Seat, Safety Pkg., Side Impact
Air Bags, 1st & 2nd Row Air Curtains,Sirius
Satellite Radio, Keyless Entry, Message
Center,
*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease
21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 2/13/12.
NEW2012 FORDFUSION SE
24
Mos.
M
O
S.
APR
PLUS
*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease
21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 2/13/12.
NEW2012 FORDFUSION SEL
24
Mos.
Auto., CD, Alum Wheels, Tilt, PW, PDL, Pwr. Seat, Safety Pkg., Side
Impact Air Bags, 1st & 2nd Air Curtains, Anti-Theft Sys., Sirius Satellite
Radio, Keyless Entry w/Keypad, Message Center,
M
O
S.
APR
PLUS
M
O
S.
APR
PLUS
EcoBoost Engine, Pwr. Windows,
Pwr. Door Locks, Air Conditioning,
Advance Trac with Roll Stability
Control, Remote Keyless
Entry, CD, MyFord
M
O
S.
APR
P
L
U
S
Auto, 3.5L V6, SYNC, Reverse Sensing Sys., CD, Keyless
Entry w/Keypad, PDL, PW, 18” Alum. Wheels, Anti-Theft
Perimeter Alarm, Sirius Satellite Radio,
NEW2012 FORDTAURUS SEL
*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease
21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 2/13/12.
24
Mos.
NEW2012 FORDESCAPE XLT AWD
XLT, Safety Canopy,
Side Impact Safety Pkg., Pwr. Driver’s
Seat, Auto., PW, CD, Air, Fog Lamps,
Privacy Glass, Roof Rack, 16” Alum.
Wheels, Sirius Satellite Radio,
PDL, Keyless Entry, Rear
Cargo Convenience Pkg.,
24
Mos.
M
O
S.
APR
PLUS
*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease
21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 2/13/12.
M
O
S.
APR
PLUS
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OFFERS END 2/29/12. **UP TO 63 MONTHS WITH BANK APPROVAL.
#18513,7Pa sse nge r,2ndRow Bu cke ts,
P.W indow s,Re a rA/C
NOW
$
10 ,58 8
*
#18495,Au to,Alloy s,P.W indow s,CD ,K e y le ssE ntry ,
Re m a inde rofFa ctory W a rra nty
NOW
$
12 ,9 9 8
*
2 0 10 M ITS UB IS HIGA L A NT
AM ERICA’S NEW CAR ALTERNATIVE AM ERICA’S NEW CAR ALTERNATIVE
#18404, Alloys, RearS p oiler, CD , P W , P L
2 010 TOYOTA COROLLA S-TYP E
$
13,48 5
*
#18463, Au to, CD , P . W in d ows, K eylessEn try
2 010 NISSAN ALTIM A S
$
14,959
*
#18458, L eatherS eats,
M oon roof, Alloys, L ow M iles
2 011 FORD ESCAP E LIM ITED 4 X 4
$
23,8 50
*
#18502, Alloys, CD , P . W in d ows, P . L ocks
2 007 P ONTIAC G6 GT
$
9,548
*
#18342, P W , P L , CD , Au to
2 010 CHRYSLER SEBRING TOURING
$
13,625
*
#18434, Au to, A/ C, D u al Airb ags, 35M P G
2 010 K IA RIO LX
$
10 ,996
*
Alloys, CD , P . W in d ows, On ly2 L eftAtThisP rice
2 011 HYUNDAISANTA FEAW D
$
20 ,8 68
*
#18429, Alloys, P . W in d ows, Rem ain d erofF actoryW arran ty
2 011 DODGE NITRO 4 X 4
$
17,549
*
#18448, Heated S eats, 4x4, Alloys, RearBacku p Cam era,
Rem ain d erofF actoryW arran ty
2 011 CHEV Y EQUINOX LT2
$
23,8 50
*
#18437, 7 P assen ger, 2n d Row Bu ckets, P . S lid in g D oor, RearA/ C
2 009 DODGE GRAND CARAV AN
$
15,957
*
2 0 10 D OD GE
A VENGER R / T
#18501,Alloy s,L e a the rSe a ts,P.W indow s,K e y le ssE ntry
NOW
$
14,575
*
2 011 DODGE RAM
1500 QUAD CAB SLT
4x4, Alloys, K eylessP W , P L , 3 L eft!
N OW
$
23,8 57
*
M ANAGER’S SPECIAL!
Au to, Alloys, CD , K eylessEn try, Rem ain d er
ofF actoryW arran ty, 3 To Choose F rom
N OW
$
19,98 9
*
Alloys, P . S eat, 5 To Choose F rom
N OW
$
24,58 8
*
2 011 JEEP GRAND
CHEROK EE LAREDO 4 X 4
#18506, RearEn tertain m en t, L eather
S eats, 3rd Row S eat, M oon roof
$
17,8 97
*
2 008 FORD EX P LORER
EDDIE BAUER 4 X 4
$
13,998
*
2 010 M AZDA 6
#18460, Au to, Alloys, P . W in d ows,
K eylessEn try, L astOn e AtThisP rice
#18510, Au to, A/ C, CD , On ly43K M iles
$
8 ,999
*
2 008 K IA SP ECTRA
2 010 NISSAN
X TERRA S 4 X 4
#18332A, Alloys, K eyless, P W , P L
N OW
$
13,962
*
2 009 DODGE
NITRO 4 X 4
FIN AN CIN G
AS L OW AS
1.9
%
AP R
**
CAR S
TR U CK S
CON VER TIB L ES
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VAN S
VEH ICL ES
IN AL L
P R ICE
R AN GES
2 0 11Hyund a i
Ela ntra GL S
Au to,P.W indow s,P.L ocks,K e y le ssE ntry
ONLY 7 5 LE FT A T THIS PRICE
S P EC IA L F L EET P UR C HA S E
S P EC IA L F L EET P UR C HA S E
YO UR SAT ISFAC T IO N IS O UR G UARANT EE. YO UR SAT ISFAC T IO N IS O UR G UARANT EE.
Ce le bra tionofSa vings Ce le bra tionofSa vings
NOW
$
15,9 9 9
*
2 0 11M its ub is h i
End ea vor L S A W D
Alloy s,CD ,P.W indow s,K e y le ssE ntry
3 TO CHOOSE FROM
NOW
$
18 ,8 6 0
*
2 0 0 7 KIA S ED ONA L X
2 011 TOYOTA RAV 4
$
20 ,995
*
#18740, Au to, AW D , Alloys,
K eylessEn try, P . W in d ows
2 010 HONDA
CIV IC LX
Au to, P . W in d ows, P . L ocks,
K eylessEn try, 2 AtThisP rice #18392, P W , P L , CD , Au to
2 011 CHEV Y
HHR LT
#18421, Au to, P W , P L ,
CD , K eyless
2 010 V W
JETTA
#18477A, Alloys, CD ,
P . W in d ows, L ow M iles
2 007 FORD EDGE
SELAW D
N OW
$
13,8 90
*
N OW
$
11,750
*
N OW
$
12,8 95
*
N OW
$
15,78 9
*
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INTERSTATE
ROUTE 315
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POLLOCK
SUZUKI
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Advanced Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, 8 Standard
Airbags, Dual Zone Digital Climate Control,
Automatic CVT Transmission, TouchFree Smart
Key, Power Windows, Power Locks
2012 SUZUKI
KIZASHI S AWD
3-Mode Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, 8 Standard Air-
bags, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Mirrors
2012 SUZUKI SX4
CROSSOVER AWD
SCAN HERE FOR
MORE INFO
*Tax and tags additional. Buy now price includes Suzuki Manufacturer rebates of $1,000 on 2012 Suzuki SX4 AWD, Grand Vitara 4x4, Sportback, SX4 Sedan, and Kizashi. $500
Suzuki owner loyalty on 2012 Suzuki SX4 AWD, Grand Vitara 4x4, Sportback, SX4 Sedan, and $1,000 Suzuki Owner Loyalty on 2012 Suzuki Kizashi. All Ken Pollock Suzuki discounts
applied. Artwork for illustration purposes only. Not responsible for typographical errors. 0% financing in lieu of Suzuki Manufacturers rebates. *Offers valid on in stock vehicles only.
Stk#S1792
MSRP
$
23,519*
$
14,999*
TAX TIME SALE PRICE
$
19,999*
2012 SUZUKI
GRAND VITARA 4WD
MSRP
$
24,284*
4 Wheel Drive, Voice Activated Navigation
w/ Blue Tooth, Automatic Transmission,
Power Windows, Power Locks, Power
Mirrors, Electronic Stability Control
Stk# S1963
MSRP
$
18,289*
LE Popular Package, 8 Standard Airbags, Automatic
CVT Transmission, Power Windows, Power Locks,
Power Mirrors, Alloy Wheels
2012 SUZUKI
SX4 SEDAN
Stk#S1773
$
15,499*
$
20,999*
2012 SUZUKI SX4
SPORTBACK
MSRP
$
17,689*
8 Standard Airbags, Alloy Wheels,
Electronic Stability Control,
Power Windows, Power Locks,
Power Mirrors, Fog Lamps
$
14,599*
Stk# S1734
MSRP
$
18,019*
Stk#S1837
TAX
TIME
TAX TIME SALE PRICE
TAX TIME SALE PRICE TAX TIME SALE PRICE
TAX TIME SALE PRICE
0
%
APR
FINANCING AVAILABLE
TO QUALIFIED
BUYERS
NOW IS THE
TIME TO TRADE
YOUR VEHICLE
WE NEED IT
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MAKE
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412 Autos for Sale 412 Autos for Sale 412 Autos for Sale 412 Autos for Sale 412 Autos for Sale 412 Autos for Sale
468 Auto Parts
412 Autos for Sale
468 Auto Parts
412 Autos for Sale 412 Autos for Sale 412 Autos for Sale
*PRICESAND LEASESARE PLUSTAX,TAGS &TITLE. PHOTOSARE FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FORTYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS.ALL PRICES INCLUDE APPLICABLE REBATESAND/OR INCENTIVES. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. PRIOR SALES EXCLUDED.ALL OFFERS SUBJECTTO MANUFACTURES PROGRAMCHANGES. PRICESAVAILABLE ON
ADVERTISEDVEHICLES ONLY. MILEAGE CHARGE OF $.25/MILE OVER 30K MILES. LESSEE PAYS FOR EXCESSWEAR. NOTAVAILABLE WITH SOME OTHER OFFERS. FINANCING ON SELECT MODELSTHRUALLY FINANCIAL, MUST QUALIFY. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS.ALL OFFERS EXPIRE 2/29/12.
*LEASE WITH 10K MILES PER YEAR AND $1,995 DUE AT SIGNING. PAYMENT INCLUDES $2,000 CONQUEST REBATE.
MUST CURRENTLY BE IN A NON-GM VEHICLE LEASE TO QUALIFY. MUST QUALIFY FOR LEASE THROUGH ALLY FINANCIAL.
2012
CADILLAC CTS SEDAN AWD
2012
CADILLAC SRX LUXURY COLLECTION AWD
STK# C3528
STK# C3499
*LEASE WITH 10K MILES PER YEAR AND $1,995 DUE AT SIGNING. PAYMENT INCLUDES $2,000 CONQUEST REBATE.
MUST CURRENTLY BE IN A NON-GM VEHICLE LEASE TO QUALIFY. MUST QUALIFY FOR LEASE THROUGH ALLY FINANCIAL.
PLUS TAX/TAGS FOR 39 MONTHS*
PLUS TAX/TAGS FOR 39 MONTHS*
*LEASE WITH 10K MILES PER YEAR AND $1,995 DUE AT SIGNING. PAYMENT INCLUDES $2,000 CONQUEST REBATE.
MUST CURRENTLY BE IN A NON-GM VEHICLE LEASE TO QUALIFY. MUST QUALIFY FOR LEASE THROUGH ALLY FINANCIAL.
2012
CADILLAC SRX 2WD
STK# C3535
PLUS TAX/TAGS FOR 36 MONTHS*
LEASE FOR
$
429
LEASE FOR
$
299
LEASE FOR
$
329
START THE YEAR
OFF RIGHT
*LEASE WITH 10K MILES PER YEAR AND $2,995 DUE AT SIGNING. PAYMENT INCLUDES $2,000 CONQUEST REBATE.
MUST CURRENTLY BE IN A NON-GM VEHICLE LEASE TO QUALIFY. MUST QUALIFY FOR LEASE THROUGH ALLY FINANCIAL.
2012
CADILLAC CTS COUPE PERFORMANCE COLLECTION AWD
STK# C3503
PLUS TAX/TAGS FOR 39 MONTHS*
LEASE FOR
$
449
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412 Autos for Sale
VOLKSWAGEN `04
Beetle - Convertible
GREAT ON GAS!
Blue. AM/FM cas-
sette. Air. Automat-
ic. Power roof, win-
dows, locks &
doors. Boot cover
for top. 22k. Excel-
lent condition.
Garage kept.
Newly Reduced
$14,000
570-479-7664
Leave Message
VOLKSWAGEN `09
BEETLE
Excellent condition,
20,000 miles, all
power, sun roof,
kayak and bike rack
included. $14,900.
570-864-2300
415 Autos-Antique
& Classic
CADILLAC `77 COUPE
70,000 original
miles. Leather inte-
rior. Excellent condi-
tion. $2,500. Call
570-282-4272 or
570-877-2385
LINE UP
A GREAT DEAL...
IN CLASSIFIED!
CHEVROLET `76
PICKUP
4 CYLINDER
Very Good
Condition!
$5,500.
570-362-3626
Ask for Lee
Chrysler ‘68 New Yorker
Sedan. 440 Engine.
Power Steering &
brakes. 34,500
original miles.
Always garaged.
Reduced to $6,400
(570) 883-4443
FORD SALEEN ‘04
281 SC Coupe
1,000 miles
documented #380
Highly collectable.
$28,500
570-472-1854
415 Autos-Antique
& Classic
DESOTO CUSTOM
‘49 4 DOOR SEDAN
3 on the tree with
fluid drive. This All
American Classic
Icon runs like a top
at 55MPH. Kin to
Chrysler, Dodge,
Plymouth, Imperial
Desoto, built in the
American Midwest,
after WWII, in a
plant that once
produced B29
Bombers. In it’s
original antiquity
condition, with
original shop &
parts manuals,
she’s beautifully
detailed and ready
for auction in Sin
City. Spent her
entire life in Ari-
zona and New
Mexico, never saw
a day of rain or
rust. Only $19,995.
To test drive, by
appointment only,
Contact Tony at
570-899-2121 or
penntech84th@
gmail.com
MAZDA `88 RX-7
CONVERTIBLE
1 owner, garage
kept, 65k original
miles, black with
grey leather interior,
all original & never
seen snow. $7,995.
Call 570-237-5119
Collect cash, not dust!
Clean out your
basement, garage
or attic and call the
Classified depart-
ment today at 570-
829-7130!
MAZDA `88 RX-7
CONVERTIBLE
1 owner, garage
kept, 65k original
miles, black with
grey leather interior,
all original & never
seen snow. $7,995.
Call 570-237-5119
415 Autos-Antique
& Classic
MERCURY `79
ZEPHYR
6 cylinder
automatic.
52k original miles.
Florida car. $1500.
570-899-1896
427 Commercial
Trucks &
Equipment
CHEVY ‘08 3500
HD DUMP TRUCK
2WD, automatic.
Only 12,000 miles.
Vehicle in like
new condition.
$19,000.
570-288-4322
439 Motorcycles
BMW 2010 K1300S
Only 460 miles! Has
all bells & whistles.
Heated grips, 12 volt
outlet, traction con-
trol, ride adjustment
on the fly. Black with
lite gray and red
trim. comes with
BMW cover, battery
tender, black blue
tooth helmet with
FM stereo and black
leather riding gloves
(like new). paid
$20,500. Sell for
$15,000 FIRM.
Call 570-262-0914
Leave message.
HARLEY 2011
HERITAGE SOFTTAIL
Black. 1,800 miles.
ABS brakes. Securi-
ty System Package.
$16,000 firm.
SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY
570-704-6023
HARLEY DAVIDSON `03
100th Anniversary
Edition Deuce.
Garage kept. 1
owner. 1900 miles.
Tons of chrome.
$38,000 invested. A
must see. Asking
$18,000. OBO
570-706-6156
HARLEY
DAVIDSON ‘01
Electra Glide, Ultra
Classic, many
chrome acces-
sories, 13k miles,
Metallic Emerald
Green. Garage
kept, like new
condition. Includes
Harley cover.
$12,900
570-718-6769
570-709-4937
HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘05
V-ROD VRSCA
Blue pearl,
excellent condition,
3,100 miles, factory
alarm with extras.
$10,500.
or best offer.
Tony 570-237-1631
439 Motorcycles
HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘05
SCREAMING EAGLE
V-ROD
Orange & Black.
Used as a show
bike. Never abused.
480 miles. Excellent
condition. Asking
$13,500 or best
offer. 570-876-4034
HARLEY DAVIDSON
‘08 FLHTCU. Ultra
classic, mint condi-
tion. white & black
pearls. 6,500 miles.
Reduced to $17,500
Call Bill
570-262-7627
HYOSUNG `04 COMET
250. 157 Miles.
Excellent Condition.
$1,200. Call
570-256-7760
YAMAHA ‘97
ROYALSTAR 1300
12,000 miles. With
windshield. Runs
excellent. Many
extras including
gunfighter seat,
leather bags, extra
pipes. New tires &
battery. Asking
$4,000 firm.
(570) 814-1548
442 RVs & Campers
FLAGSTAFF `08
CLASSIC
NOW BACK IN PA.
Super Lite Fifth
Wheel. LCD/DVD
flat screen TV, fire-
place, heated mat-
tress, ceiling fan,
Hide-a-Bed sofa,
outside speakers &
grill, 2 sliders,
aluminum wheels, ,
awning, microwave
oven, tinted safety
glass windows,
fridge & many
accessories &
options. Excellent
condition, $22,500.
570-868-6986
WINNEBAGO ‘02
ADVENTURER
35 Foot, double
slides, V-10 Ford.
Central air, full awn-
ings, one owner,
pet & smoke free.
Excellent condition
and low mileage.
$68,000.
Call 570-594-6496
451 Trucks/
SUVs/Vans
BUICK `05
RENDEZVOUS
BARGAIN!!
AWD, Fully
loaded, 1 owner,
22,000 miles.
Small 6 cylinder.
New inspection.
Like new, inside
& out. $13,000.
(570) 540-0975
451 Trucks/
SUVs/Vans
CHEVY `00 SILVERADO
1500. 4x4. 8’ box.
Auto. A/C. 121K
miles. $5,995.
570-332-1121
Say it HERE
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570-829-7130
CHEVY `10 SILVERADO
4 Door Crew Cab
LTZ. 4 wheel drive.
Excellent condition,
low mileage.
$35,500. Call
570-655-2689
1518 8th Street
Carverton, PA
Near Francis
Slocum St. Park
CHEVY ‘03
SILVERADO
4x4. Extra clean.
Local new truck
trade! $5,995
Call For Details!
570-696-4377
1518 8th Street
Carverton, PA
Near Francis
Slocum St. Park
CHEVY 05
SILVERADO
2WD. Extra cab.
Highway miles.
Like new! $6,995
Call For Details!
570-696-4377
CHEVY ‘10
EQUINOX LT
Moonroof. Alloys.
1 Owner. $18,880
560 Pierce St.
Kingston, PA
www.wyoming
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1518 8th Street
Carverton, PA
Near Francis
Slocum St. Park
CHEVY 99
SILVERADO 4X4
Auto. V8. Bargain
price! $3,995
Call For Details!
570-696-4377
451 Trucks/
SUVs/Vans
CHRYSLER `02
TOWN & COUNTRY
Luxury people
mover! 87,300 well
maintained miles.
This like-new van
has third row seat-
ing, power side &
rear doors. Eco-
nomical V6 drive-
train and all avail-
able options. Priced
for quick sale
$6,295. Generous
trade-in allowances
will be given on this
top-of-the-line vehi-
cle. Call Fran
570-466-2771
Scranton
1518 8th Street
Carverton, PA
Near Francis
Slocum St. Park
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TOWN & COUNTRY
V6. Like new!
$4,995
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R/T. AWD. Alloys.
$14,880
560 Pierce St.
Kingston, PA
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570-714-9924
1518 8th Street
Carverton, PA
Near Francis
Slocum St. Park
FORD ‘00 EXPLORER
XLT. CD. Power
seats. Extra
Clean! $2,995
Call For Details!
570-696-4377
FORD ‘02 EXPLORER
Red, XLT, Original
non-smoking owner,
garaged, synthetic
oil since new, excel-
lent in and out. New
tires and battery.
90,000 miles.
$7,500
(570) 403-3016
451 Trucks/
SUVs/Vans
1518 8th Street
Carverton, PA
Near Francis
Slocum St. Park
FORD 02 F150
Extra Cab. 6
Cylinder, 5 speed.
Air. 2WD. $4,995
Call For Details!
570-696-4377
1518 8th Street
Carverton, PA
Near Francis
Slocum St. Park
FORD 06 ESCAPE XLT
4x4. Sunroof. Like
new. $6,995
Call For Details!
570-696-4377
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4WD, Auto, Alloys
$15,990
560 Pierce St.
Kingston, PA
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HONDA 08 CRV
AWD. Auto. 34K
miles. Extra Sharp!
$18,995
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570-288-6227
HONDA ‘09 CRV LX
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$16,900
560 Pierce St.
Kingston, PA
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SANTE FE LTD
Leather. Moon-
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$11,990
560 Pierce St.
Kingston, PA
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570-714-9924
451 Trucks/
SUVs/Vans
JEEP `98 GRAND
CHEROKEE LAREDO
6 cylinder. New
items: 4 tires, bat-
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complete exhaust.
$3,895
(570) 417-4731
JEEP 04 GRAND
CHEROKEE LAREDO
4x4. Auto. 6 cylin-
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WARRANTY
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570-288-6227
JEEP ‘06 WRANGLER
Only 29K miles!
$15,880
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Kingston, PA
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AWD. Third row
seating. Economical
6 cylinder automat-
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93k pampered miles.
Garage kept. Safety /
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and ready to go. Sale
priced at $8,995.
Trade-ins accepted.
Tag & title process-
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Scranton
451 Trucks/
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$18,880
560 Pierce St.
Kingston, PA
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4WD. SR5. TRD.
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560 Pierce St.
Kingston, PA
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570-714-9924
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560 Pierce St.
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$16,900
560 Pierce St.
Kingston, PA
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451 Trucks/
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$
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C E kI l F l E D
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Shodow Blue w,Sond
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Z Possenger, Heoled
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$
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C E kI l F l E D
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1Cwner
$
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Borrenls Blue, Sporl
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w, Cuorlz llech,
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1Cwner
$
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llech, ó Dlsc CD,
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1Cwner
$
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200? ¥elve 580 ¥8 kW0
Sevllle Grey w,Cll Block
leolher, Movlgollon,
Keyless Drlve, Moonrool,
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1Cwner
$
2T,??0
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2007 ¥elve XC?0 3.2 kW0
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Block Leolher, Z Possenger,
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$
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2007 ¥elve ¥70 2.5I Wugen
Vlllow Green w,Sond
Leolher, Heoled Seols,
Moonrool, Bulll ln
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$
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2008 ¥elve 540 2.4i
lce Vhlle, w, Cll Block
llech, Moonrool,
ó Dlsc CD, Heoled
Seols, 1Cwner
$
22,??0
C E kI l F l E D
2008 ¥elve 540 kW0
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w,Cuorlz Leolher,
Moonrool, Heoled Seols,
Low Mlles, 1Cwner
$
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C E kI l F l E D
200? ¥elve 540 2.4i
Sllver Melolllc, w,Block
Leolher, Moonrool, Heoled
Seols, Keyless Drlve,
1Cwner, Low Mlles
$
T8,??0
2007 ¥elve XC70 Wugen kW0
J2 MO * J8000 MlLE5 WAkkANIY
Sllver Melolllc w,Cll Block
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lllonlum grey w,Block
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$
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2006 ¥elve XC?0 3.2 kW0 2006 ¥elve XC?
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20T0 ¥elve XC60 16 kW0
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2008 ¥elve XC?0 kW0 20T0 ¥elve 540 2.4i
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Heoled Seols, 1Cwner
$
32,??0
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20T0 ¥elve 580 16 kW0
Cysler Grey w,Sond
Leolher, Moonrool,
Bllnd Spol Monllorlng,
Keyless Drlve, 1Cwner
$
28,??0
C E kI l F l E D
2008 ¥elve 580 ¥8 kW0
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w,Cll Block Leolher,
Moonrool, Keyless Drlve,
Heoled & Cooled Seols, 1Cwner
$
26,??0
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$
14,900
Stk# 1859
2011 HYUNDAI TUCSON
AWD
$
21,900
Stk# 1836
2010 MITSUBISHI
ENDEAVOR AWD
$
18,900
Stk# 1734
2011 DODGE NITRO
AWD
$
18,900
Stk# 1732
2011 NISSAN ROGUE
AWD
$
21,900
Stk# 1907, 12K Miles, Silver Beauty
2010 CHEVY EXPRESS 2500
CARGO
$
19,900
Stk# 1597
2009 CHEVY EQUINOX LS
$
20,900
AWD, Local Low Mileage Trade
2008 BUICK LUCERNE
$
14,995
Local Trade, Low Miles
2010 CHRYSLER 300
$
16,900
Stk# 1797
2010 MERCURY GRAND
MARQUIS
$
16,900
Stk# 1542
2010 HONDA CIVIC
$
16,900
Stk# 1537
2010 CHRYSLER SEBRING
CONVERTIBLE
$
16,900
Stk# 1782
2010 TOYOTA COROLLA
$
15,900
Stk# 1688
2010 CHEVY HHR
$
13,995
Choose From 2, LT
Package, Nice Miles!
2010 FORD FOCUS SDN’S
$
13,995
Choose From 2,
SE Package
2010 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
REG CAB 1500 4X4
$
24,900
2011 GMC TERRAIN AWD
$
24,900
Stk# 1857
2011 VW JETTA SEDAN
$
16,995
New Body Style, Extra Sharp!
2010 FORD EXPLORER
AWD
$
22,900
Stk# 1650
2010 JEEP WRANGLER
4DR
$
22,900
Stk# 1794
2011 FORD ESCAPE AWD
$
22,900
Stk# 1791
2010 DODGE JOURNEY
RT4 AWD
$
22,900
Stk# 1783
2011 BUICK REGAL
$
22,900
Stk# 1801
2011 MAZDA CX-7
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
$
24,995
Balance of Warranty, Black Beauty
2010 CHEVY SILVERADO
1500 4X4 EXT CAB
$
23,900
Stk# 1535
2010 CHEVY TRAVERSE
AWD
$
23,900
Stk# 1731
NEW CARS
2011 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
4X4
$
21,995
Just 16K Miles, Tons of Warranty
2009 VW ROUTAN SE
$
18,995
7 Passenger, Rear DVD, 34K Miles, Leather
2008 KIA SEDONA LX
$
17,995
7 Passenger, Rear DVD,
Local Trade
2011 JEEP LIBERTY
SPORT 4X4
$
19,995
White Beauty Just 19K Miles
NEW 2011 BUICK ENCLAVE
CXL
$
40,480
All Wheel Drive,
Leather, Moonroof,
Chrome Wheels
MSRP $44,385
-$3,905
Sale
Price
Discount
& Rebate
All vehicles plus tax & tags. All rebates applied. Customers must qualify for rebates. See salesperson for details. Sale ends 2/29/12. Customer must finance thru Ally Bank with approved credit to get Low Finance Rates.
NEW 2012 GMC CANYON
REG CAB 4X4
$
21,462
W/T Package, Auto,
Air, Tilt & Cruise
MSRP $23,115
-$1,653
Sale
Price
Discount
& Rebate
1.9%
Financing
Available
NEW 2012 GMC CANYON
CREW CAB 4X4
$
28,251
SLE Package,
Chrome Wheels,
Z-71, Off Road Pkg
MSRP $31,025
-$2,774
Sale
Price
Discount
& Rebate
NEW 2011 GMC SIERRA
1500 EXT CAB 4X4
$
33,919
SLT Pkg, Z-71,
Leather,
Convenience Pkg
MSRP $41,385
-$7,466
Sale
Price
Discount
& Rebate
0%
Financing
Available
NEW 2011 GMC ACADIA
SLT
$
41,900
All Wheel Drive,
Moonroof,
Tow Package
MSRP $45,995
-$4,095
Sale
Price
Discount
& Rebate
DEMO
SAVE
NEW 2012 GMC ACADIA
DENALI
$
44,078
All Wheel Drive,
White Diamond
Beauty
MSRP $47,485
-$3,407
Sale
Price
Discount
& Rebate
0%
Financing
Available
NEW 2012 BUICK
LACROSSE
$
28,897
V6 Engine,
Convenience
Group
MSRP $31,290
-$2,393
Sale
Price
Discount
& Rebate
0%
Financing
Available
NEW 2012 GMC TERRAIN
$
26,967
All Wheel Drive,
SLE-One Package
MSRP $28,040
-$1,073
Sale
Price
Discount
& Rebate
NEW 2011 GMC YUKON
DENALI AWD
$
52,995
Sun & Entertainment
Pkg, Side Blind
Zone Alert
MSRP $60,230
-$7,235
Sale
Price
Discount
& Rebate
NEW 2012 BUICK VERANO
$
23,233
White Diamond
Beauty, 1SD Pkg
MSRP $23,965
-$732
Sale
Price
Discount
& Rebate
NEW 2012 BUICK ENCLAVE
$
37,709
All Wheel Drive,
Convenience
Group
MSRP $40,825
-$3,116
Sale
Price
Discount
& Rebate
NEW 2012 GMC SIERRA
1500 REG CAB 4X4
$
24,168
Work Truck
Package,
Automatic
MSRP $26,930
-$2,762
Sale
Price
Discount
& Rebate
3.9%
Financing
Available
2011 DODGE
CHALLENGER SE
$
24,995
15K Miles, Black Beauty
2009 CADILLAC CTS
$
25,900
Stk# 1431
2010 MERCEDES 300C
AWD
$
29,900
Stk# 1833
2011 CHEVY SUBURBAN
AWD
$
36,900
Stk# 1649
2010 CHEVY TAHOE AWD
$
34,900
Stk# 1681
2011 GMC ACADIA AWD
$
33,900
Stk# 1858
2011 BUICK
ENCLAVE CXL
$
34,995
All Wheel Drive, 19K Miles
2010 FORD TAURUS
LIMITED
$
23,900
Stk# 1521
2011 CHEVY CAMARO LT
$
24,995
Power Galore, Tons of Warranty
2011 DODGE DAKOTA
QUAD CAB 4X4
$
23,995
SLT Equipment, Miles As Low
As 14K, Choose From 3
Starting
At
2010 KIA RIO
$
11,900
Stk# 1684
2003 GMC YUKON
DENALI
$
11,995
Must See Local Trade,
One Owner
2010 CHEVY AVEO SDN’S
Starting @
$
12,995
Choose From 4,
Tons of Warranty
2008 CHEVY COLORADO
CREW CAB 4X4 Z-71
$
21,995
31K Miles, One Owner
2008 FORD F-150
CREW CAB 4X4
$
24,995
FX-4, Just 43K Miles, Black Beauty
2010 JEEP PATRIOT 4X4
$
16,995
24K Miles,
Preferred Equipment Pkg
From
$
13,995
2010 DODGE AVENGER
SXT SDN’S
Choose From 4,
All The Toys
2007 FORD F-150 CREW
CAB 4X4
$
20,900
Black Beauty, Nice Miles
2010 VW BEETLE CPE
$
13,995
Just 33K Miles
2010 DODGE
CHARGER SXT’S
From
$
16,995
Choose From 3
State Inspection
Lube, Oil Filter
Rotate & Balance
Emissions Inspection
Coolant System Services
Automatic Transmission Service
SERVICE SPECIALS
$.99
$24.95
$24.95
$24.95
$89.95
$129.95
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Financing
Available
2.9%
Financing
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1.9%
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Available
0%
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0%
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730 Computer
Equipment &
Software
WEB CAM for com-
puters, camera for
sending pictures of
yourself or family
members on the
internet $100.
570-474-6028
732 Exercise
Equipment
TREADMILL electric
with pad, proform
$65. 570-822-2641
742 Furnaces &
Heaters
COAL STOVE origi-
nal Pittston 1929
very good condition,
green/beige $200.
570-328-8666
DURAFLAME
HEATER with flames
& remote, $100.
570-288-4451
744 Furniture &
Accessories
BED FRAME with
headboard, queen
$50. Kitchen table
$40. 570-235-9385
or 570-820-8023
BED, queen size
sleigh style, pine
comes with 2
matching night-
stands $375.
570-288-4451
BRAND NEW
P-TOP QUEEN
MATTRESS SET!!
Still in bags! $150!!
MUST SELL!!
Call Steve @
280-9628!!
COMPUTER DESK,
walnut wood, 5’h
x5’l, used 2 months.
Moving, paid $595
sell for $200.
570-592-1541.
COUCH & LOVE-
SEAT, white material
good condition.
FREE. 902-5598
DINING ROOM SET,
all matching, 9
pieces, table, 5
chairs, buffet, china
cabinet, wall mirror,
great condition
$450. 474-6947
DINING ROOM SET:
oval table, 6 chairs,
hutch, excellent
condition $ 595.
obo 570-675-2009
FURNI SH FURNI SH
FOR LESS FOR LESS
* NELSON *
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Recliners from $299
Lift Chairs from $699
New and Used
Living Room
Dinettes, Bedroom
210 Division St
Kingston
Call 570-288-3607
LIFT CHAIR by
Pride, like new
$500. 824-0999
744 Furniture &
Accessories
MATTRESS SALE
We Beat All
Competitors Prices!
Mattress Guy
Twin sets: $159
Full sets: $179
Queen sets: $199
All New
American Made
570-288-1898
RECLINER SOFA
burgundy, like new
$300. Futon, wood
frame, thick mat-
tress with cover
$100. Microwave
cart $50. 824-4185
LINEUP
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You’re in bussiness
with classified!
SOFA & matching
chair, excellent con-
dition, 2 years old
$400. 288-2062
SOFA, like new,
microfiber, beige
color, kick-out
recliners on sides,
beautiful. $300.
Call 570-287-4933
VANITY with mirror
& 2 glass shelves.
Excellent condition.
$35. Baby walker,
hardly used $25.
570-735-6527.
EDWARDSVILLE
681 Main Street
Vendors wanted &
space available for
crafts. Open every
day but Monday.
DESIGNER CLOTHING,
CARS, TOYS, SOFT AIR
GUNS, AVON, ELEC-
TRONICS ANTIQUE
FURNITURE. MANY
COLLECTIBLES & MORE
CALL TO RESERVE
SPRING AND SUMMER
OUTDOOR SPOTS.
570-417-1269
570-855-2703
Vendor &
Craft Market
750 Jewelry
VALENTINES DAY
is just around the
corner. Are you
looking for that
special gift for the
man or women in
your life or just a
friend? We have
gold, gold filled,
silver, rings,
necklaces,
watches, trinkets
for both men &
women so why not
come in & see us?
OPEN ON
VALENTINE’S
DAY!
Visit us as 134 Rt.
11, Larksville or call
570-855-7197
Bring this ad &
we will give you
an extra 10% off
your purchase
of $50 or more.
752 Landscaping &
Gardening
RIDING MOWER
John Deere 38” cut,
14.5 hp, good condi-
tion $500.822-9059
754 Machinery &
Equipment
SAWMILLS: from
only $3997, MAKE
MONEY & SAVE
MONEY with your
own bandmill - Cut
lumber any dimen-
sion. In stock ready
to ship. FREE info &
DVD. www.Nor-
woodSawMills.com/
300N. 1-800-578-
1363 Ext. 300N
756 Medical
Equipment
HOSPITAL BED
electric, FREE.
570-655-4680.
INCONTINENT sup-
plies, diapers, pads,
all sizes & types $5.
per pack. Walker
with wheels $5.
Quad cane $10.
Electric hospital bed
$150. Forest green
lift chair $150. 287-
1436 or 287-8476
PERFIT INCONTI-
NENCE Underwear
Size X-L, 14 per
package for $5.
570-288-9940
758 Miscellaneous
WANTED
ALL JUNK CARS
& TRUCKS
HEAVY
EQUIPMENT
DUMPTRUCKS
BULLDOZERS
BACKHOES
Highest Prices
Paid!!!
FREE
REMOVAL
Call
Vito & Ginos
Anytime
288-8995
CABINET from old
Singer sewing
machine $10.
570-474-5653
CHRISTMAS TREE
7 1/2’’ used 3 times
asking $50.
570-825-0569
DINNERWARE SET
service for 8 with
matching silver-
ware, white raised
edges $45.
570-696-0187
DONUT DISPLAY
CASE, white, lighted
29” deepx42” w
x68”H, 5 shelves, 2
lower compart-
ments, originally
$400 asking $200.
Cappaccino Mr.
Coffee maker $10. 2
coffee grinders $20.
2 paper towel dis-
pensers $40. 74 oz
airpot containers
$10. 6 shelf condi-
ment display $30.
570-885-6584
FIREPLACE WOOD
HOLDER/CARRIER,
BRASS $50.
570-829-5542
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GRILL/GAS small,
good condition $25.
neg. 570-510-7763
HEATER, tower
quartz, electric,
$20. Yale fireproof
safe 13x17 1/2 $50.
School desk $15.
570-825-5847
HUMIDIFIER Honey-
well digital, almost
new $50. Booster
cables 12’ 6 gauge
professional heavy
duty new $40.
570-675-4383
PING PONG TABLE
asking $25.
570-825-5847
758 Miscellaneous
SWING
$20.
570-510-7763
TABLE TOP. Oval
glass. 40x51.5”
FREE. 570-735-7331
TABLEWARE gold
color $100.
570-822-2641
VACUUM CLEANER
The Garry with
attachments, 4
extra bags $70.
570-824-0999
WATER DISPENSER
G.E. both hot & cold
water, floor model,
holds 5 or 3 gallon
bottles, like new
$60. Sewing
machine Singer in
cabinet, buttonholer
& 18 discs for vari-
ous patterns $50.
570-474-6028
WEIGHTS BARS -
bench $20; hand
lawn mower $10;
child’s skis, $10;
lamp shades $1-5.
570-868-6732.
762 Musical
Instruments
PIANO Kranich-
Bach with bench,
light oak, very good
condition. Beautiful
tone. $600.
570-822-2887
776 Sporting Goods
BACK PACK
Academy Broad-
way, almost new
14x24, navy nylon &
leather $50.
570-675-4383
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JACKET AND BIBS.
For hunting, large,
camo orange. $50.
570-829-5542
780 Televisions/
Accessories
TV Sharp 32” with
stand digital box &
remotes works
great $50.
570-902-5598
TVS Magnavox 60”
projection $175. 4
TVS all sizes &
makes, work great
all for $50. Must go.
570-235-9385 or
570-820-8023
784 Tools
COMPOUND SAW
Craftsman with fold-
ing metal stand
$225. 457-7854
GENERATOR Troy-
bilt, 10HP, 550
watts, with 4-way
log splitter, like new,
great buy $650.
570-457-7854
786 Toys & Games
DOLL CPK mint in
box $25.
570-288-4451
788 Stereo/TV/
Electronics
SPEAKERS -
JVC, floor standing,
$50.
570-829-5542
796 Wanted to Buy
Merchandise
BASEBALL CARDS WANTED
Pre 1975. Call 856-
571-3618 or email
trebor_crane@yahoo
.com to let me know
what you have. Top
prices paid and
I PAY CASH!
VITO’S
&
GINO’S
Wanted:
WANTED
ALL JUNK
CARS,
TRUCKS &
HEAVY
EQUIPMENT
DUMPTRUCKS
BULLDOZERS
BACKHOES
Highest
Prices
Paid!!
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PICKUP
288-8995
796 Wanted to Buy
Merchandise
WANTED
JEWELRY
WILKES BARREGOLD
( 570) 48GOLD8
( 570) 484- 6538
Highest Cash Pay-
Outs Guaranteed
Mon- Sat
10am - 6pm
Cl osed Sundays
1092 Highway 315 Blvd
( Pl aza 315)
315N . 3 mi l es af t er
Mot orworl d
We Pay At Least
80% of the London
Fix Market Price
for All Gold Jewelry
Visit us at
WilkesBarreGold.com
Or email us at
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London PM
Gold Price
Feb. 10: $1,711.50
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PETS & ANIMALS
810 Cats
CAT FREE - Spayed,
front de-claw, shots
up to date. 8 year
old tortoise shell
calico. Very loving &
devoted to adult
companion (s). Pre-
vious owner passed
away. Does not like
other animals.
570-885-4962.
CAT: Snowy, pure
white DSH male. 19
months, playful,
special, sheds very
little, very good, all
veted have papers,
FREE to loving
home with TLC. call
Nina 570-851-0436
Purebred Animals?
Sell them here with a
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570-829-7130
CATS & KI TTENS
12 weeks & up.
All shots, neutered,
tested,microchipped
VALLEY CAT RESCUE
824-4172, 9-9 only
KITTENS, FREE,
friendly, people
kids/cats ok. Liter
box trained. Urgent
transport.299-7146
815 Dogs
BOXER PUPPIES
3 male & 1 female
purebred puppies.
No papers. Shots &
dewormed. Tails
docked & dew
claws removed.
$600 each.
570-885-3431
CORGI PUPS
Pembroke. Males &
Females. Shots &
wormed. Reds &
Tri’s. $400-$495.
Ready to go. Pic-
tures available.
570-799-0192
DOBERMAN PUPPIES
3 males left. Black
& rust. Ready to
go! $500 each.
570-542-7532
GERMAN SHEP-
HERD, purebred,
female, no children,
fenced yard. FREE
570-262-1917
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• 160-W att A M /FM /C D A udio System w ith 6 Speakers • Bluetooth® Stream ing A udio • Pandora® Internet
Radio com patibility • SM S Text M essage Function • USB A udio Interface • A nti-Lock Braking System (A BS)
• Dual-Stage,M ultiple-Threshold Front A irbags (SRS) • Front Side A irbags w ith Passenger-Side O ccupant
Position Detection System (O PDS) • Side C urtain A irbags w ith Rollover Sensor
• M odel#FB2F5C EW • 140-hp 16-V alve SO HC i-V TEC ® • 5-Speed A utom atic
Transm ission • A ir C onditioning w ith A ir-Filtration System • Pow er W indow s/
Locks/M irrors • C ruise C ontrol• Rem ote Entry • 160-W att A M /FM /C D A udio
System w ith 4 Speakers • A BS • Dual-Stage,M ultiple-Threshold Front
A irbags (SRS) • Front Side A irbags w ith Passenger-Side O ccupant Position
Detection System (O PDS) • Side C urtain A irbags
G AS
M ILEAG E
28CITY/ 39HW Y
****LEAS E 3 6 M ONTHS THROUG H AHFC . $0 DOW N PAY M ENT. 1S T PAY M ENT AND TAG S DUE AT DELIV ERY . RES IDUAL $28,470.00
2012 Hon d a
P IL OT L X
$
319/M O.****
$
319/M O.****
$
319/M O.****
D isclosure:1.9% - 36 m os,2.9% - 60 m osthru A .H .F.C .W -A -C on C ertified A ccords.C ertified H onda’shave
1yr - 12k B asic W arranty.B alance of7yr - 100K P ow ertrain W arranty from in-service date.
06 PILO T EXL R ed,71K.......................................NO W $17,250
09 PILO T TO URING NA V I N avy,48K.........NO W $27,950
09 PILO T EXL S ilver,22K.....................................NO W $28,500
PIL OT 4W D
H O N D A ’S
08 ELEM ENT LX S ilver,56K...............................NO W $15,750
10 ELEM ENT EX Om inP earl,24K........................NO W $21,500
EL EM EN T 4W D
10 INSIG HT EX G ray,22K...................................NO W $17,950
IN S IGHT HYBRID
08 C RV EX B eige,60K.............................................NO W $17,500
07 C RV EX S ilver,50K.............................................NO W $17,950
09 C RV LX G reen,36K............................................NO W $18,500
07 C RV EX G reen,46K............................................NO W $18,500
07 C RV EXLB lue,39K...........................................NO W $19,950
09 C RV EX B lack,48K.............................................NO W $19,950
07 C RV EXLS ilver,19K..........................................NO W $20,950
10 C RV EX S ilver,22K.............................................NO W $22,750
09 C RV EXLR ed,30K............................................NO W $22,950
09 C RV EXLLt.B lue,28K.......................................NO W $22,950
11 C RV EX G ray,14K..............................................NO W $23,500
10 C RV EXLB lack,30K..........................................NO W $24,500
10 C RV EXLB lue,23K...........................................NO W $24,500
10 C RV EXLW hite,21K.........................................NO W $24,500
11 C RV EXL NA V IR ed,14K..............................NO W $26,950
11 C RV EXLB lack,8K...........................................NO W $26,950
CRV 4W D
ACCORDS
$
219/M O.**
$
219/M O.**
$
219/M O.**
**LEAS E 3 6 M ONTHS THROUG H AHFC . $0 DOW N PAY M ENT. 1S T PAY M ENT AND TAG S DUE AT DELIV ERY . RES IDUAL $13 ,3 11.00
2.9%
60 m os
1.9%
36 m os
10 O DY SSEY EXLG ray,15K...............................NO W $28,500
10 O DY SSEY TO URING NA V I/R.DV D S late,26K..NO W $32,500
ODYS S EY
CIV IC
09 C IV IC LX SDN Titanium ,36K..........................NO W $14,750
08 C IV IC LX SDN G old,13K...............................NO W $14,750
08 C IV IC EX 5-SPD SDN W hite,42K.............NO W $14,950
09 C IV IC LX SDN N avy,23K...............................NO W $15,500
09 C IV IC LX C PE N avy,30K................................NO W $15,750
09 C IV IC LXS SDN G ray,23K............................NO W $15,950
10 C IV IC LXS SDN S ilver,18K...........................NO W $16,250
09 C IV IC EX SDN Titanium ,28K..........................NO W $16,500
09 C IV IC EX SDN B lue,23K................................NO W $16,750
G AS
M ILEAG E
23CITY/ 34HW Y
***LEAS E 3 6 M ONTHS THROUG H AHFC . $0 DOW N PAY M ENT.
1S T PAY M ENT AND TAG S DUE AT DELIV ERY . RES IDUAL $12,043 .50
$
199/M O.***
$
199/M O.***
$
199/M O.***
$0DO W N
PAYM EN T
08 FIT S ilver,37K.......................................................NO W $12,950
09 FIT SPO RT B lue,55K.....................................NO W $14,500
09 FIT SPO RT R ed,15K......................................NO W $15,500
FIT
0.9% for24-36 m on ths a n d 1.9%
for37 to 60 m on th on a ll n e w
2012 A c c ord , Civic (e xc lud e s
Hyb rid s ), Cros s tour, Fit, Od ys s e y,
P ilot, a n d Rid ge lin e m od e ls
2012 Hon d a
CIV IC L X
IN S TO CK!
A CCO R D S
1
.9%
1
.9%
36 M O S. 36 M O S. 2
.9%
2
.9%
60 M O S. 60 M O S.
L O O K H E R E ...
Ifyo u ha ve yo u r H ea rt
s eto n a N ew er A u to !
07A C C O RD EX SDN N avy,23K.................................NO W $15,500
08A C C O RD EX SDN S ilver,42K................................NO W $15,950
08A C C O RD LXP SDN G ray,30K..............................NO W $15,950
09A C C O RD LX SDN G ray,27K..................................NO W $15,950
09A C C O RD LX SDN B urgundy,13K..........................NO W $16,950
09A C C O RD LXP SDN B urgundy,28K......................NO W $16,950
10A C C O RD LX SDN W hite,24K................................NO W $17,500
08A C C O RD EX SDN B lack,28K................................NO W $17,950
09A C C O RD EX SDN G reen,22K...............................NO W $18,500
09A C C O RD EX SDN B lack,19K................................NO W $18,500
10A C C O RD EXLNAV IB lack,24K............................NO W $22,500
$0DO W N
PAYM EN T
$0DO W N
PAYM EN T
08 HY UNDA I
V ERA C RUZ A W D
B lack,29K M iles
Now $21,950
05 TO Y O TA
C A M RY LE SDN
S ilver,67K M iles
Now $11,250
08 JEEP LIBERTY
SPO RT 4W D
B lack,20K M iles
Now $16,950
07 SUBA RU
IM PREZA A W D
S ilver,39K,W as$17,950
Now $14,950
09 TO Y O TA
M A TRIX “S” A W D
R ed,56K M iles
Now $15,950
09 HY UNDA ISO NA TA
G LS SDN V 6
S ilver,45K M iles
Now $12,500
08 NISSA N
SENTRA SDN
G ray,91K M iles
Now $9,950
06 HO NDA
PILO T EX 4W D
B lack,71K M iles
Now $16,950
Y O UR
NIC E
TRA DE
HERE
96 HO NDA
A C C O RD EX C PE
B lack,76K M iles
Now $6,950
07 C A DILLA C SRX
NA V IA W D
Lt.B lue,51K M iles
Now $19,950
02 FO RD M USTA NG
C O NV ERTIBLE
W hite,46K M iles
Now $9,250
09 HY UNDA I
SO NA TA G LS SDN
B row n,40K M iles
Now $13,250
08 NISSA N
A LTIM A “S” SDN
W hite,13K M iles,W as$18,950
Now $14,950
04 HY UNDA IXG
350 SDN
S ilver,97K M iles
Now $6,950
07 M A ZDA C X-7
TO URING A W D
B lack,58K M iles
Now $16,950
04 HO NDA C RV
4W D
LX S ilver,98K
$9,950
07 JEEP W RA NG LER
X 4DR 4W D
G reen,60K M iles
Now $19,500
G reen,81K M iles
Now $8,950
02 FO RD EXPLO RER
XLT 4W D
01 TO Y O TA
RA V 4 L 4W D
S ilver,65K M iles
Now $9,950
08 DO DG E NITRO
SE 4W D
R ed,44K M iles
Now $16,750
07 G M C A C A DIA
SLT A W D
B lue,26K M iles
Now $24,500
W hite,33K M iles
Now $18,950
09 SUBA RU
FO RRESTER XP 4W D
B lack,42K M iles
Now $23,750
08 C HRY SLER
A SPEN HEM I4W D
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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2012
Limited 4x4
S T K # 1223008
M S RP $43,375
N OW A S N OW A S
L OW A S L OW A S $37,053
$37,053 $37,053
3.6-Liter V 6 5-Speed A utom atic,Leather Seats,C om m and V iew Dual-Pane
Panoram ic Sunroof,Heated Steering W heelw ith A udio C ontrols,Pow er Liftgate,
G PS Navigation w ith V oice C om m and,ParkV iew Rear Back Up C am era,Rem ote
Start System ,Rain-Sensitive W indshield W ipers,Heated Seats,C D/DV D/M P3/
HDD/NA V ,G arm in Navigation System ,6.5-Inch Touch-Screen Display,Uconnect
V oice C om m and w ith Bluetooth,Fog Lam ps,Bi-Xenon Headlam ps w ith A uto
Leveling System ,Dedicated Daytim e Running Headlam ps
Includes $1,000 Rebate,Engine Bonus $1,000,
M ilitary $500,Returning Lessee $1,000
2012 DODGE RAM1500 2012
REG CAB 4X4
S tk#1286078
M S RP -$28,650
$21,888
*
$21,888
* N OW A S
L OW A S
Price In clu d es Reb a te $1,500, Au to S ho w $750,
Tru ck M o n th Bo n u s $1,000, M ilita ry $500, L ea s e $1,000
2012 JEEP COMPASS 2012
LATITUDE 4X4
S tk#1255015
M S RP -$24,700
RE M OTE
S TA RT &
U-CON N E CT
$172
**
36 M ON THS
L E A S E FOR A S L OW A S
P E R
M O.
Pa ym e n tis plu s ta x. Am o u n td u e @ d e live ry is $3 ,495 d o w n plu s re gis tra tio n fe e s w hic h
in c lu d e s $750 Ac qu is itio n Fe e a n d $100 Do c Fe e , 10,000 m ile s / ye a r, $2,500 Le a s e C a s h
Re b a te a n d $1,000 Le a s e / C o n qu e s tRe b a te is u s e d in pa ym e n tc a lc u la tio n s
$21,150
*
$21,150
*
N OW A S L OW A S
Price in clu d es $500 Reb a te a n d $1000 L ea s e L o ya lty/ Co n qu es tCa s h, $750 Au to Bo n u s
S T K #1173023
M S RP $22,650
2012DODGE RAM2500 SLT 2012
CREWCAB
4X4
S T K # 1286007
M S RP $52,700
Including Rebate $1,500,Truck M onth $1,000,Snow Plow $500,
C om m ercial$1,000,M ilitary $500,Returning Lessee $1,000
Prem ium C loth,40/20/40 Bench Seat,Protection G roup,C old W eather G roup,
Heavy Duty Snow Plow Prep Package,6-Speed A utom atic,6.7L C um m ins
Diesel,Pw r Heat Trailer Tow ,M irrors w / Lam ps,Roof-M ounted C learance
Lam ps,UC onnect V oice C om m and w /Bluetooth,
N OW A S N OW A S
L OW A S L OW A S $42,412
*
$42,412
*
$42,412
*
SAVE
OVER
$10,000
S T K #1173023
M S RP $22,650
2012DODGE RAM2500 SLT 2012
REGULAR CAB
4X4
S T K # 1286004
Includes $2,500 Rebate,$500 Snow Plow Bonus,$1,000 Returning Lessee
6.7L C um m ins Turbo DieselEngine,Heavy Duty Snow Plow Prep
Package,Lim ited-Slip DifferentialRear A xle,Roof-M ounted
C learance Lam ps,UC onnect V oice C om m and w / Bluetooth,Rem ote
Start System
N OW A S N OW A S
L OW A S L OW A S $38,415
*
$38,415
*
$38,415
*
S T K #1173023
M S RP $22,650
2012JEEP WRANGLER 2012
SPORT 4X4
S T K # 1220068
M S RP $26,753
Includes Returning Lessee $1,000,M ilitary $500
Deep Tint Sunscreen W indow s,
Black 3-Piece Hard Top,Sirius XM Satellite Radio
N OW A S N OW A S
L OW A S L OW A S $24,258
*
$24,258
*
$24,258
*
S T K #1173023
M S RP $22,650
2012JEEP WRANGLER 2012
UNLIMITED
S T K # 1220061
M S RP $27,080
Includes $1,000 Returning Lesse,M iliary $500
3.6 Liter,Black 3 Piece Hardtop w ith Storage Bag
N OW A S N OW A S
L OW A S L OW A S $24,780 $24,780 $24,780
2012 Dodge Challenger 2012
R/T AWD
S T K # 1248001
M S RP $38,520
N OW A S N OW A S
L OW A S L OW A S $32,982 $32,982 $32,982
5.7-Liter V 8 HEM I,A utom atic,Leather Seats,Pow er Sunroof,
A W D Super Track Pak
Includes $1,500 Rebate,$1000 Lessee,M ilitary Rebate $500
ALL WHEEL
DRIVE
P E R
M O.
2012JEEP LIBERTY SPORT 4X4 2012
S tk#1234010
M S RP -$26,915
Pa ym e n tis plu s ta x. Am o u n td u e @ d e live ry is $3 ,495
d o w n plu s re gis tra tio n fe e s w hic h in c lu d e s $750
Ac qu is itio n Fe e a n d $100 Do c Fe e , 10,000 m ile s / ye a r,
$4,000 Le a s e C a s h Re b a te a n d $1,000 Le a s e o r
C o n qu e s tRe b a te is u s e d in pa ym e n tc a lc u la tio n s
$23,400
*
$23,400
*
N OW A S L OW A S
Pric e in c lu d e s $3 ,500 Re b a te ,
$1,000 Re tu rn in g Le s s e e
3 .7-Lite rV 6, Au to m a tic , Fo g La m ps , De e p
Tin tS u n s c re e n G la s s , C D/ M P3 S iriu s X M
S a te llite Ra d io , Bla c k S id e Ro o f Ra ils
S T K #1173023
M S RP $22,650
2012DODGE RAM1500 2012
BIG HORN QUAD CAB 4X4
S T K # 1286055
M S RP $37,640
Includes Rebate $1,500,A uto Show $750,
Truck Bonus $1,000,M ilitary $500,Returning Lessee $1,000
5.7L V 8 Hem i,Rem ote Start and Security G roup,
UC onnect V oice C om m and w / Bluetooth
N OW A S N OW A S
L OW A S L OW A S $30,157
*
$30,157
*
$30,157
*
S T K #1173023
M S RP $22,650
2012DODGE GRAND 2012
CARAVAN SXT
S T K # 1281005
M S RP $29,125
Includes $1000 Rebate,$750 A uto Bonus,Returning Lessee $1,000,M ilitary Rebate $500
2nd & 3rd-Row Stow ‘N G o® w /3rd Row Tailgate Seat,Rem ote USB Port,Uconnect V oice C om m and
w ith Bluetooth,Sirius XM Satellite Radio,Pow er A djustable Pedals,Passenger-Side Pow eer Sliding
Door,Driver-Side Pow er Sliding Door,Pow er Liftgate,Single Screen DV D Entertainm ent System ,40G B
Hard Drive,6.5-Inch Touch-Screen Display,Second-Row O verhead 9-Inch V ideo Screen,C D/DV D/M P3/
HDD,Rear Back Up C am era,Sirius Satellite Radio 4,Second-Row O verhead DV D C onsole
N OW A S N OW A S
L OW A S L OW A S $24,651
*
$24,651
*
$24,651
*
2012 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY 2012
TOURING
S tk#1257009
Pa ym e n tis plu s ta x. Am o u n td u e @ d e live ry is
$3 ,495 d o w n plu s re gis tra tio n fe e s w hic h
in c lu d e s $750 Ac qu is itio n Fe e a n d $100 Do c
Fe e , 10,000 m ile s / ye a r, $2,500 Le a s e C a s h
Re b a te a n d $1,000 Le a s e o rC o n qu e s tRe b a te is
u s e d in pa ym e n tc a lc u la tio n s
$24,009
*
$24,009
*
N OW A S L OW A S
L E A S E FOR A S L OW A S
$234
36 M ON THS
P E R
M O.
Pric e in c lu d e s $1,000 Re b a te , $1,000
C o n qu e s t/ Lo ya lty, $750 M in iva n Ow n e r
Lo ya lty, $750 Au to Bo n u s
P OW E R A DJUS TA BL E P E DA L S !
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P OW E R L IFTGA TE !
S T K #1173023
M S RP $22,650
2012JEEP PATRIOT 2012
SPORT 4X4
S T K # 1274001
M S RP $22,400
Includes $500 Rebate,$1000 Returning Leases,$1,000 W eekend Bonus
A utom atic,Prem ium C loth Bucket Seats,Pow er V alue G roup,
A ir C onditioning,UC onnect V oice C om m and w /Bluetooth
N OW A S N OW A S
L OW A S L OW A S $20,278
*
$20,278
*
$20,278
*
2012 DODGE DURANGO 2012
CREWAWD
S tk#1287007
$36,200
*
$36,200
*
N OW A S L OW A S
L E A S E FOR A S L OW A S
$369
36 M ON THS
P E R
M O.
Price in clu d es $1,000 Reb a te a n d $1,000 Co n qu es t/ L o ya lty
L E A THE R!
S UN ROOF!
N A V IGA TION BL IN D
S P OT DE TE CTION !
Pa ym e n tis plu s ta x. Am o u n td u e @ d e live ry is $3 ,495 d o w n plu s re gis tra tio n w hic h
in c lu d e s $750 Ac qu is itio n Fe e a n d $100 Do c Fe e , 10,000 m ile s / ye a r, $3 ,750 Le a s e
C a s h Re b a te a n d $1,000 Le a s e o rC o n qu e s tRe b a te is u s e d in pa ym e n tc a lc u la tio n s
2012 DODGE CHARGER SXT 2012
S tk#1241001
L E A S E FOR A S L OW A S
$249
36 M ON THS
P E R
M O.
$24,400
*
$24,400
*
N OW A S L OW A S
Price in clu d es $2,000 Reb a te a n d $1,000 L o ya lty/ Co n qu es tReb a te
Pa ym e n tis plu s ta x. Am o u n td u e @ d e live ry is $3 ,495 d o w n plu s re gis tra tio n fe e s w hic h
in c lu d e s $750 Ac qu is itio n Fe e a n d $100 Do c Fe e , 10,000 m ile s / ye a r, $1,000 Le a s e C a s h
Re b a te a n d $1,000 Le a s e o rC o n qu e s tRe b a te is u s e d in pa ym e n tc a lc u la tio n s
8-S P E E D A UTOM A TIC!
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K E YL E S S -N -GO
FOG L A M P S
31 M P G
HW Y
NEW2011 CHRYSLER 200 S
S tk#1173016
$21,900
*
N OW A S L OW A S
V -6
6 S P E E D
A UTOM A TIC
M S RP -$27,285
2 L E FT
ON L Y 2 2011
A V E N GE RS
L E FT!
N OW A S
L OW A S
$18,861
*
Includes $500 A lly Bonus C ash,$1000 Returning Lessee,$500 M ilitary
S tk#1182009
M S RP -$24,950
3.6L,Uconnect w ith V oice C om m and Pow er
W indow s & Pow er Locks,M p3,Sirius XM Satellite Radio
NEW2011 DODGE AVENGER
MAINSTREET
Returning lessee $1,000,M ilitary $500
NEW2011 JEEP PATRIOT
LATITUDE 4x4
S tk#1174066
M S RP -$26,120
A utoStick A utom atic Transm ission,Uconnect V oice C om m and w ith
Bluetooth,USB Port for M obile Devices,A uto-Dim m ing Rearview M irror
w ith,M icrophone,Pow er door locks,pow er w indow s,Heated seats,
Pow er 6-W ay Driver Seat,C D/DV D/M P3,SiriusXM Satellite Radio
L A S T
P A TRIOT
IN S TOCK
$22,892
* N OW A S
L OW A S
Includes $500 M ilitary,$1,000 Returning Leasee
N OW A S
L OW A S
$13,985
*
ON L Y
2
L E FT!
S tk#1161007
M S RP -$18,130*
Pow er W indow s,Pow er Locks,C D/M P3
& Sirius XM Satellite Radio
NEW2011 DODGE CALIBER
EXPRESS
L E A S E FOR A S L OW A S
$197
36 M ON THS
P E R
M O.
201 2 DODGE JOURNEY SXT AWD 201 2
Pa ym e n tis plu s ta x. Am o u n td u e @ d e live ry is $3 ,495 d o w n plu s re gis tra tio n fe e s w hic h
in c lu d e s $750 Ac qu is itio n Fe e a n d $100 Do c Fe e , 10,000 m ile s / ye a r, $3 ,000 Le a s e C a s h
Re b a te a n d $1,000 Le a s e o rC o n qu e s tRe b a te is u s e d in pa ym e n tc a lc u la tio n s
$25,050
*
$25,050
*
N OW A S L OW A S
L E A S E FOR A S L OW A S
$254
36 M ON THS
P E R
M O.
Price in clu d es $1,000 Reb a te, $1,000 Co n qu es t/ L o ya lty, $750 Au to Bo n u s
3RD ROW S E A T
RE M OTE S TA RT
A L L W HE E L DRIV E
S tk#1247005
M S RP $29,480
S T K #1173023
M S RP $22,650
2012DODGE RAM1500 2012
SLT CREWCAB 4X4
S T K # 1286025
M S RP $38,735
Includes Rebate $1,500,A uto Show $750,SLT Bonus $2,500,
Truck Bonus $1,000,M ilitary $500,Returning Lessee $1,000
5.7-Liter V 8 Hem i,C lass IV Receiver Hitch
N OW A S N OW A S
L OW A S L OW A S $28,610
*
$28,610
*
$28,610
*
S T K #1173023
M S RP $22,650
2012DODGE AVENGER 2012
SXT
S T K # 1282003
M S RP $22,605
Includes $3,000 Rebate,Returning Lessee
$1,000,M ilitary Rebate $500
Uconnect V oice C om m and w ith Bluetooth,C D/M P3,
Sirius XM Satellite Radio
N OW A S N OW A S
L OW A S L OW A S $17,269
*
$17,269
*
$17,269
*
S T K #1173023
M S RP $22,650
2012CHRYSLER 300 2012
LIMITED
S T K # 1251003
M S RP $38,605
Includes $1,500 Rebate,Returning Lessee $1,000,
$750 A uto Bonus,M ilitary Rebate $500
Luxury Leather Seats,3.6L V 6,8-Speed A uto
Transm ission w /E-Shift,Dual-Pane Panoram ic Sunroof,
Uconnect Touch 8.4N SA T/C D/DV D/M P3,Rear Fog
Lam ps,Rain Sensitive W indshield W ipers,Universal
G arage Door O pener,Rem ote Start System
N OW A S N OW A S
L OW A S L OW A S $32,969
*
$32,969
*
$32,969
*
S T K #1173023
M S RP $22,650
2012CHRYSLER 200 2012
LIMITED
S T K # 1273004
M S RP $26,615
Includes $2,500 Rebate,Returning Lessee $1,000,
$750 A uto Bonus
3.6-Liter V 6,Leather,Uconnect V oice C om m and w ith
Bluetooth,Bluetooth(R) Stream ing A udio,Rem ote Start
System ,UniversalG arage Door O pener,Heated Front
Seats,C D/DV D/M P3/HDD,6.5-Inch Touch-Screen
Display,40 G B Hard Drive,Sirius XM Satellite Radio
N OW A S N OW A S
L OW A S L OW A S $21,188
*
$21,188
*
$21,188
*
$750 A UTO BON US
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MIKE SCIBEK DRYWALL
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Licensed and Ins.
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468 Auto Parts 468 Auto Parts
$
10,999
*
#Z2464,4 C yl.,A uto.,A ir C onditioning,
Traction C ontrol,A M /FM C D ,O nly 49K M iles
$
14,999
*
2010 HONDA CIVIC LX
Sedan
ONLY
24K
M ILES
#12172A A ,A uto,A ir,PW ,PD L,Keyless Entry,
A M /FM /C D ,1 O w ner
2006 GM C CANYON
SL REG CAB
4x4
$
14,999
*
ONE
OW NER
SUN-
ROOF
#Z2582,3.5LA utom atic,A ir,PW ,PD L,A lum inum W heels,
C D ,Bedliner,Fog Lam ps,O nly 42K M iles
$
7,995
*
2003 BUICK CENTURY
Custom
Sedan
#12164A ,V6,A T,A /C ,C ruise,
C D ,Pow er M irrors,O nly 59K M iles
2005 DODGE CARAVAN
SXT
$
12,499
*
#11728A ,A T,A /C ,7 Passenger,PW ,PD L,
C aptains C hairs,RoofRack,Low M iles,1 O w ner
$
13,995
2009 PONTIAC VIBE
#12266A ,1.8LD O H C A uto.,A ir,PW ,PD L,
Rem ote Keyless Entry,45K M iles
ONE
OW NER
2008 FORD ESCAPE
XLT AW D
$
15,888
*
#12195A ,V6,Suroof,A utom atic,A ir,
A lloy W heels,PW ,PD L
2007 CHEVY COBALT
LT Sedan
$
10,999
*
#12136A ,2.2LA uto.,A /C ,PW ,PD L,Spoiler,
C D ,Traction C ontrol
ONLY
46K
M ILES
2008 CHEVY IM PALA LT
$
13,787
*
#12436A ,3.9LV6 A uto.,A ir,PW ,PD L,C ruise,
Leather,Spoiler,42K M iles
2008 CHEVY AVEO LS
HATCHBACK
$
10,999
*
#11872A ,1.6LD O H C A utom atic,A ir,PW ,PD L,
C ruse,Rear Spoiler,Keyless Entry
ONLY
34K
M ILES
ONLY
46K
M ILES
2011 CHEVY HHR LT
$
13,999
*
#Z2561,22.LA uto.,A /C ,PW ,PD L,
Traction C ontrol,C D ,Luggage RoofRails
ONE
OW NER
ONE
OW NER
2009 TOYOTA RAV4
SPORT
$
14,999
*
#12500A ,4 C yl.,A uto.,A ir,Sunroof,PW ,
PD L,A M /FM /C D ,Luggage Rack
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TH AN P R E -OW NE D
CH E V Y’S
2007 CHEVROLET M ALIBU
EXIT 170B OFF I-81 TO EXIT 1. BEAR RIGHT ON BUSINESS ROUTE 309 TO SIXTH LIGHT. JUST BELOW WYOMING VALLEY MALL.
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TRA DE -IN S
2009 SUBARU LEGACY
SEDAN
$
15,999
*
ALL
W HEEL
DRIVE
ONE
OW NER
#Z2510A ,4 C yl,A uto,P/SPB,A /C ,Sunroof,42K
2008 CHEVROLET COLORADO
Crew Cab 4x4
$
18,999
*
ONE
OW NER
#Z2619,5 C yl,A uto,PS,PB,A /C ,
PW ,PL,Tilt,C ruise,43K
$
17,987
*
2007 FORD RANGER
SUPERCAB
4W D
#12069A ,6 C yl.,A uto,A ir,Fog Lam ps,
Rear Jum p Seats,C D /M P3,PW ,PD L,47K M iles
ONE
OW NER
$
19,999
*
2008 CHEVY SILVERADO
EXTENDED CAB
4X4
#11935A ,4.8LV8 A utom atic,A ir C onditioning,D eep Tinted
G lass,Locking Rear D ifferential,Folding Rear Seat,XM Radio
ONE
OW NER
$
37,675
*
2008 FORD F250 SUPERDUTY
POW ERSTROKE DIESEL LARIAT
CREW CAB
#12299A ,Pow erstroke D iesel,Leather,N avigation,
Running Boards,A lloys,Pow er O ptions,Tinted W indow s
2006 GM C ENVOY EXTENDED
XL 4x4
$
16,999
*
#Z2515,6 C yl.,A uto.,Stabilitrak,A /C ,PW ,PD L,
C D ,Fog Lam ps,C ruise,A lum .W heels,Low M iles
ONE
OW NER
3RD
ROW
$
19,999
*
2007 FORD F-150
SUPERCAB
4x4
ONLY
33K
M ILES
#12026B,V8 A utom atic,A ir C onditioning,
Pow er W indow s,Pow er D oor Locks,C ruise,Tilt
ONE
OW NER
$
20,999
*
2009 NISSAN ROGUE SL
AW D
#12287A ,A utom atic,A /C ,Sunroof,Leather,PW ,PD L,
C ruise,A lum inum W heels
ONLY
33K
M ILES
ONE
OW NER
ONLY
39K
M ILES
2011 CHEVY CRUZE LS
$
15,999
*
#Z2645,1.8L6 Speed M anualTrans.,A ir,PW ,
PD L,XM Radio,A M /FM /C D /M P3,8K M iles
$
22,900
*
2009 FORD EDGE SEL
AW D
#1173A ,V6,A utom atic,A ir,Leather,
A M /FM /C D ,C hrom e W heels
ONE
OW NER
ONLY
26K
M ILES
BUYING JUNK
VEHICLES
$300 AND UP
$125 EXTRA IF DRIVEN,
DRAGGED OR PUSHED IN!
NOBODY Pays More
570-760-2035
Monday thru Saturday 6am-9pm • Happy Trails!
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829-2043
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TAX AND TAGS ADDITIONAL We Now Offer Buy Here-Pay Here!
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‘ 07 DODGE DURANGO LTD.
Gray, Hemi, 8 Passenger, 45K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$
20,995
‘ 01 PONTIAC TRANS AM WS6 CONV
Red, Auto. , 1 of 796 Built! 45K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$
19,995
‘ 08 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT
Blue, Sunroof, 52K, Sharp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$
16,995
‘ 07 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER
Silver, PW, PDL, Only 45K Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$
15,995
‘ 08 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
Red, PW, PDL, Only 34K Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$
14,995
‘ 07 DODGE NITRO SXT
White, 4x4, CD, PW, PDL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$
14,995
‘ 09 PONTIAC G6
Maroon, 4 Door, Only 30K Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$
14,995
‘ 08 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE GS
Copper, 5 Speed, 48K Miles, Nicely Equipped. . .
$
13,995
‘ 07 JEEP LIBERTY
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$
12,995
‘ 07 FORD FOCUS SE
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$
7,995
‘ 98 CADILLAC ELDORADO
Black, 1-Owner, 83K Miles, Very Nice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$
7,995
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08 Chevy Cobalt 61K...................
$
7,495
07 Chevy Aveo 84K.....................
$
6,950
05 Mitsubishi Lancer 75K ...
$
6,495
02 Nissan Altima......................
$
6,450
07 Saturn Ion.................................
$
5,895
00 VW Jetta....................................
$
5,495
04 Suzuki Forenza 86K...........
$
5,275
00 Buick Regal 86K....................
$
4,550
03 Kia Optima..............................
$
4,250
02 Pontiac Sunfire Moonroof..
$
4,250
01 Mitsubishi Galant............
$
3,895
01 Nissan Sentra......................
$
3,895
94 Ford Escort.............................
$
2,450
Cars
05 Hyundai Santa Fe............
$
6,595
04 Chevy Venture.....................
$
5,995
03 Chevy Tracker.....................
$
5,450
01 Kia Sportage EX...............
$
4,850
01 Ford Windstar LX.............
$
4,495
01 Subaru Legacy....................
$
4,495
99 Subaru Outback................
$
3,550
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76 N. DAWES AVE.,
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“FANTASTIC” Country Home on 2.5 acres on a very private road W/ a 32x48
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1,879 Sq Ft. Modern 3 bedroom,
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Story and photos
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Offering a convenient location just off
Bennett St. on the Kingston/Luzerne
border, this split-level at 799 Floralon
Dr. is both comfortable and affordable.
Newly listed by Jane Kopp of Jane Kopp
Real Estate for $120,000, this three-
bedroom Kingston home is tucked out
of the way, yet is less than two minutes
from the Cross Valley Expressway where
it intersects Route 11 (Wyoming Ave.)
providing easy access to travel in all
directions.
Highlights here include an inviting sun
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The exterior features tan aluminum
siding with stone trim. A covered porch
spans the front and leads into a tiled
entryway that opens to the living room.
Measuring 17-by-19, the living room has
white walls, green sculptured carpeting
and features an oversized picture window
front along with one side-facing window.
This room opens to the rear to the
adjacent 10-by-10 dining room. An el-
egant décor includes white satin striped
wallpaper with a floral border in shades
of blue, green, pink and yellow. A large
bow window faces rear offering a view of
the large rear yard.
The dining room is also open to the
right to the kitchen. Here you find
plenty of countertop workspace thanks to
white cabinets with pale yellow lami-
nate countertops in a U-shape layout. A
breakfast bar peninsula offers a place for
quick meals. Appliances include a stove,
dishwasher and refrigerator. There are
mini-blinds on a single window facing
rear and a door to the right that takes
you to the one-car garage.
The laundry room is set to the rear of
the garage and offers washer and dryer
hook-ups and storage cabinets. There is
a single window facing rear and a door to
the rear yard. Both the kitchen and the
laundry room have tan vinyl flooring.
An adjacent half-bath has gray ceramic
tiled walls with pink and dark gray ac-
cents and a tan vinyl floor.
A staircase from the garage leads
down to the lower level family room,
where you find paneled walls and a
linoleum floor in a green marble pattern.
A nearby utility room has a concrete
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floor and serves as home to the furnace and hot water
heating system.
A half of flight of steps also leads up from the living
room to the second level of the home. Here, bedroom
one measures 12-by-13 and has tan carpeting with
hardwood flooring underneath, white walls and two
windows both front and side. A double closet includes
bi-fold doors.
A bath on this level features a pink ceramic tile floor
with matching pale gray tile walls with pink and darker
gray accents. A tiled tub and shower surround offers
etched glass sliding doors.
The second bedroom is much the same in size and
décor as the first, offering windows to the side and rear.
The master bedroom is located on the upper-most
level of the home. It measures 14-by-19 and has
hardwood flooring, light blue walls and both a walk-in
and a separate single closet. There are mini-blinds on
two side-facing windows and access here to some attic
storage.
This home offers gas baseboard hot water heat, and
connections to public sewer and water utilities.
To get to today’s Open House, take Route 11 into
Kingston. Turn onto W. Bennett St., go past the over-
pass, and make a right onto Floralon. The home is on
the right.
For more information, contact Jane Kopp, of Jane
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Split level
1,900 square feet
BEDROOMS: 3
BATHS: 1 full, 1 half
PRICE: $120,000
LOCATION: 799 Floralon Dr.
AGENT: Jane Kopp
REALTOR: Jane Kopp Real Estate, (570) 288-7481
OPEN HOUSE: Today, 2-4 p.m.
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Beautiful 5 bed-
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Situated on over 6
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$625,000
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Between Dallas &
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Updated well main-
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333 Beaupland
10-1770
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COURTDALE
57 White
Rock Terrace
Spacious contem-
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MLS #11-3971
$ 438,000
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143 Nevel Hollow
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Rear Deck with
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MLS 12-234
$109,000
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3 bedroom brick
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to shopping.
MLS# 12-12
$125,000
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Charming 2 bed-
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L-shaped living
room with hard-
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kitchen & private
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$119,900
MLS#11-3255
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“Fantastic” country
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library or office.
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$289,000
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$229,900
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248 Overbrook Rd.
Lovely 4 bedroom
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$114,900
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570-760-6769
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Open floor plan,
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Located in nice
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MLS# 11-2928
$109,500
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Security system,
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$109,000
MLS#11-4031
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