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kind” with a small step onto the moon. The modest man, who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quar- ter-million miles away, but credited others for the feat, died Saturday. He was 82. Armstrong died following CINCINNATI — Neil Arm- strong was a soft-spoken engi- neer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made “one giant leap for man- complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, his family said in a statement. Armstrong had had a bypass operation this month, accord- ing to NASA. His family didn’t say where he died; he had lived in suburban Cincinnati. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969, capping the most daring of the 20th century’s sci- entific expeditions. His first The Times Leader C M Y K WILKES-BARRE, PA SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 $1.50 6 09815 10077 timesleader.com 7 7 2 3 2 2 INSIDE A NEWS Obituaries 2A, 8A Local 3A Nation & World 5A B PEOPLE Birthdays 13B C SPORTS Outdoors 10C Weather 12C D BUSINESS Stocks 3D E VIEWS F. ETC. Puzzles 2F Books 5F G CLASSIFIED Big trade Boston sends 3 stars to L.A. Story, 1C Eighteen months after she killed a man to protect her own life in a methamphetamine lab, Amanda Rose Bowman was found inside another suspected meth lab Friday, Wilkes-Barre police allege. Bowman, 30, of Glen Lyon, was one of three people charged in connection with a suspect- ed mobile meth lab found parked on East Lafayette Place Friday after- noon. Police al- so arraigned two men, Christian Jo- seph Morgan, 38, of Beach Haven, and Courtney M. Wolfe, 29, of Shickshinny, on drug manu- facturing and other felony charges Satur- day morning. During an August 2011, trial, Bowman testified she shot 44-year- old Robert Muntz in the head with a .40- caliber handgun after Muntz burst into her trailer in Hunlock Township on Feb. 8, 2011. Bow- man was not charged with hom- icide in the incident as prosecu- tors ruled she acted in self-de- fense. Muntz was carrying a sto- len .22-caliber handgun and wearing a Halloween mask as he entered the trailer, according to investigators. State police said the trailer at 59 Old Tavern Road, which Bowman shared with her boy- friend Jeffrey Layton, was filled with firearms, ammunition and materials used to manufacture methamphetamine. Drug, weapons and other charges we- Meth lab suspect familiar figure Woman arrested Friday, killed man in a previous case, according to court papers. See METH, Page 7A Bowman Morgan Wolfe In September 1955, 88-year-old five-and-dime king Sebastian S. Kresge visited his newly renovated Wilkes-Barre store for its grand reopening, meeting the staff and posing for photos. He had “taken a special and lively interest in the construction of the local store,” according to The Times Leader. That “interest” could well have been something more than public relations, for Kresge’s 1955 visit was a homecoming of sorts. Born just a few miles from Wilkes-Barre in 1867, Kresge by mid-20th century was a titan of the discount store industry that had swept America and revolu- tionized retail buying since the late 1800s. While the once-ubiquitous S.S. Kresge stores (the form of the name on their signs) are long gone, Kresge’s legacy lives on in the modern Kmart chain, created out of the Kresge company 50 years ago. Kmart itself is cele- brating a local milestone this week with the reopening of the Ed- wardsville store along U.S. Route 11, badly damaged in the Tropical Storm Lee flooding of September 2011. Sebastian Spering Kresge was born at Bald Moun- When five and dimes reigned in region Area native Kresge was king of discount store industry COURTESY OF LUZERNE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Sebastian Kresge, center, cuts the ribbon on his re- modled Wilkes- Barre store in the 1950s. By TOMMOONEY Times Leader Correspondent See KRESGE, Page 9A I N S I D E Edwardsville Kmart is reopening after the devastating flood of 2011. Page 9A Violent crime at two of the area’s largest privately owned housing projects – Hanover Village in Hanover Township and Sherman Hills in Wilkes-Barre – has some residents feeling unsafe and neigh- bors calling for action. Police officials in both communities acknowledge the sprawling complexes are sources of a disproportionate num- ber of violent crimes, and they ex- pressed concern for the law-abiding people living there. For decades government officials maintained a goal of federally subsidized housing is to ensure that low- to middle- income people have a safe, affordable place to live. But many residents said they feel anything but safe. Most were afraid to have their names used in this story for fear of retaliation from drug dealers and other criminals at the complexes. “As long as you stay in your house, you’re safe,” said Yahaira Rodriguez, who lives with her three children at Hanover Village in Hanover Township. “It’s safe now because it’s early,” the 31-year-old said while barbecuing on a small charcoal grill in her small front yard on a warm afternoon last week. “I’ve been here a year. So far, for me, right here, this place is safe. It’s not that bad.” But, she added, she won’t let her children wander around the 15-acre development. And with good reason. Three weeks prior, two men were shot near the complex entrance during a large fight. In June, two other men were shot, also during a large fight just out- side the complex. Two days prior to that, police arrested a village resident and seized hundreds of packets of heroin and thousands in cash from her apartment. The same month a man was assaulted walking to his apart- ment. “I’m not feeling good at this time,” said Digna Ward, who lives in the com- HOUSING PROJECTS: Two privately owned housing complexes in the area are getting a reputation as sources of crime, and solutions aren’t coming easily AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER Wilkes-Barre police investigate an incident at the Sherman Hills complex, along Coal and Empire streets. PETE G. WILCOX/TIMES LEADER FILE PHOTO In this July 28, 2012 file photo, Hanover Township police investigate a shooting at the Hanover Village apartments. The trouble next door By STEVE MOCARSKY and EDWARD LEWIS [email protected] [email protected] See COMPLEXES, Page 12A INSIDE: Support vital for crime watch, activist says, Page 12A NEIL ARMSTRONG: 1930 - 2012 America’s spaceman is dead at 82 By LISA CORNWELL and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press Astronaut was first person to walk on the moon. See ARMSTRONG, Page 10A K ● PAGE 2A SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com Bonsavage, Anne Byram, Eleanor Cianfichi, Rosalie Firestone, Richard Gola, Mary Ann Kelly, Florence Meier, Gloria Miles, Angeline Nagy, John Passetti, Arline Ramage, Emerson Regan, Jane Rood, Robert Simalchik, Genevieve Sparich, Salvatore Sr. Whispell, Gale Yungkurth, Mary OBITUARIES Page 2A, 8A PRASHANT SHITUT President & CEO (570) 970-7158 [email protected] JOE BUTKIEWICZ VP/Executive Editor (570) 829-7249 [email protected] DENISE SELLERS VP/Chief Revenue Officer (570) 970-7203 [email protected] MICHAEL PRAZMA VP/Circulation (570) 970-7202 [email protected] LISA DARIS VP/HR and Administration (570) 829-7113 [email protected] An company DETAILS ➛ timesleader.com Newsroom 829-7242 [email protected] Circulation Jim McCabe – 829-5000 [email protected] Delivery Monday–Sunday $3.60 per week Mailed Subscriptions Monday–Sunday $4.45 per week in PA $4.85 per week outside PA Published daily by: Impressions Media 15 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 Periodicals postage paid at Wilkes-Barre, PA and additional mailing offices Postmaster: Send address changes to Times Leader, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 +(ISSN No. 0896-4084) USPS 499-710 Issue No. 2012-239 E merson H. Ramage, 95, of West Pittston, passed away Friday, August 24, 2012, in The United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, Pittston. Born in West Pittston, December 16, 1916, a son of the late Carl and Anna Price Ramage, he was a gradu- ate of West Pittston High School and the Wharton School of Finance. He was retired from WILK Radio where he was employed as Business Manager and Controller. He was a Past Master and 50 year member of Valley Masonic Lodge No. 499. Emerson was a member of the former Luzerne Avenue Baptist Church where he was a member of the Mand MClass, served as a Dea- con and Trustee and sang in the Choir. He served on the Board of Direc- tors for the Pittston YMCA and United Way of Luzerne County. Emerson is preceded in death by wife, Marion Reed Ramage; infant daughter, Carol Ramage; son, John Ramage; grandsons, Nathan Hem- perly, Kyle Ramage; brother, Carl Ramage. He is survived by daughter, Patri- cia Miller and husband, David, Roaring Brook Township; son, Rus- sell Ramage and wife, Donna, Hock- essin, Del.; daughter-in-law, Donna Kaye Ramage, Victor, N.Y.; five grandchildren; three great-grand- children, a niece, four step-grand- children, seven step-great-grand- children and one step-great-great grandchild. The family would like to thank the staff of Wesley Village for their care and compassion throughout the past few years. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. in the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. The Rev. Jeff Levy of Moscow United Methodist Church will officiate. Friends maycall at thefuneral home Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. Inter- ment will be in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton. Valley Lodge No. 499 will conduct services Mon- day at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Inlieuof flowers, memorial dona- tions may be sent to Valley Lodge No. 499 building fund for flood res- toration or the West Pittston Li- brary. Emerson Ramage August 24, 2012 F lorence G. Kelly, 84, of Plains Township, died Friday evening, August 24, 2012, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. BorninPlains Township, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Ku- negunda (Niedzielska) Gosiewski. Florence was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, class of 1946, and was employed as a Seam- stress for Plains Manufacturing and Harbour Casuals until her retire- ment. She was a member of the I.L.G.W.U., a former member of Sa- cred Heart Church, Plains Town- ship, andcurrently was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Kelly, on January 26, 2001; brothers, Frank and Stan- ley Gosiewski; sisters, Mary Stav- ish, Sophie Dreabit, Lottie Westaw- ski and infant sister Josephine. Surviving are her son, John A. Kelly, Plains Township; daughter, Lois Phillips and husband, Nick, Plains Township, grandchildren, Lori Murphy and her husband, Dr. James Murphy, Philadelphia; Kelly Phillips, Middletown, Conn..; Nick Phillips, Plains Township; great- grandchildren, Emma Kelly Mur- phy, Cara Grace Murphy; sister, Ge- nevieve Sabatini, Chicago, Ill.; ne- phews and nieces. Funeral will be heldTuesday at 9 a.m. from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. In- terment will be in St. Mary’s Ceme- tery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Onlinecondolences maybemade at www.corcoanfuneralhome.com. Florence Kelly August 24, 2012 A nne Bonsavage, 87, of Hanover Street, Warrior Run, passed away Friday morning, August, 24, 2012, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. She was a 1942 graduate of Ha- nover Township High School and a member of Holy Family Church, Sugar Notch. Anne and her husband, Charles, celebrated their 65th wedding anni- versary on June 28, 2012. She was very proud of her 65th anniversary. Charles and Anne were married on June 28, 1947, after Charles, a Navy veteran, was discharged from the service after World War II. Anne, with her husband, enjoyed numerous trips to California to visit her son and family and was satisfied that she had traveled and enjoyed her life. She was a devoted mother and loving wife and lived in Warrior Run after she was married. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Shircavage; brothers, JohnandStephenShircav- age and sister, Mary Bilak. Surviving are her loving hus- band, Charles; son, also Charles; grandson, Charles Dominick; granddaughter, Nicole, all of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Stephania Zear- foss, Mountain Top; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday at noon fromthe George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. A Mass of Chris- tian Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. in Holy Family Church, with the Rev. JosephKakareka officiating. In- terment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Fam- ily and friends may call on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Monday from11 a.m. until noon. Memorial contributions can be made to Holy Family Church, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch, PA18706. Anne Bonsavage August 24, 2012 A rline C. Passetti, 85, of Oak Street, Sugar Notch, passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Celtic Health Care inpatient unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. She was born in Wilkes-Barre on January 8, 1927. She was a daughter of the late Arline C. Lewis. Shewas amember of HolyFamily Church, Sugar Notch, and was also a former volunteer with the Amer- ican Red Cross. She lovedspending her time with her family, especially with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed talking on the telephone with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Evaristo P. Passetti; infant granddaughter, Kristan T. Passetti; grandson, infant grandson, Charles Z. Passetti and brother, Dave Lewis. Surviving are her daughters, Co- lette Yermal and her husband, Da- vid, Ellicott City, Md., Anne Ri- chards and her husband, Donald, Pittston, Jacqueline Reese and her husband, Richard, Fredericksburg, Va.; sons, Edward Passetti, at home; Robert Passetti and his wife, Marie, Glen Lyon; grandchildren, Jennifer Krieger, Robert Passetti Jr., Susan Thomas, Jeffrey Passetti, April Pas- setti, Audry Rose Bayhurst, Alexan- der Passetti, David Yermal Jr., Eric Yermal, Michael Richards, Eric Ri- chards, Kyle Reese, Cory Reese; great-grandchildren, Kayleen, Shea- lyn and AndrewYermal, Emma and Brady Thomas, Aidan Krieger, Apa- lonia Passetti, Sareina Wootton, London Fenner, Daniel and Dylan Bayhurst. Two nephews also sur- vive. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Ge- orge A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. A Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, with the Rev. Jo- seph Kakareka officiating. Inter- ment will followin St. Charles Cem- etery, Sugar Notch. Family and friends may call on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Arline Passetti August 25, 2012 J ohn M. Nagy, 78, of Spring- brook, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Riverside Re- hab and Nursing Center, Taylor. He was born in Dupont, March 31, 1934, and was a son of the late John and Madeline (Klimek) Na- gy. John was a member of St. Mi- chael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston. He attended Du- pont schools. John was a U.S. Ar- my Veteran serving during the Ko- rean War. He retired in 1979 from RCA, Dunmore. John was a mem- ber of the V.F.W. Post 6520 Cortez, Mt. Cobb. John was a good-natured and humorous man. He appreciated and loved the outdoors and took great joy in gardening, hunting, fishing and connecting with na- ture. He was an impressive, self- taught violinplayer andenjoyedall genres of music. While serving in Korea, he shared his talent by play- ing in a band entertaining the troops. Throughout his life, healso played in several local bands. Mu- sic, nature, family andfriends were cherished aspects of John’s life, a life he lived fully and with great happiness. In addition to his parents, he was precededindeathbyhis broth- er, Frank. Johnis survivedby his wife of 51 ½ years, the former Dorothy Pear- age Nagy; sons, John, Tenn.; Brian and his wife, Denise, Moscow; daughter, Jacqueline and her hus- band, Michael Yalch, Nanticoke and sister, Evelyn Pearage, Du- pont. Also surviving are his grand- children, Kayla, BJ, Michael, Cas- sandra; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston, with the Rev. Joseph Bertha officiating. Friends may call Monday from 5 until 8 p.m. Parastas Services will be held at 7 p.m. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery. AM- VETS Honor Guard of Dupont will provide military honors. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralser- vices.com. John Nagy August 25, 2012 More Obituaries, Page 8A SWOYERSVILLE – Cherise Pokorny was well aware Satur- day’s Angel Medication motorcy- cle runwas muchmore thana fun activity for area bikers. The run, heldinmemory of her brother, Mark Valanski, was an opportunitytoraisemoneyfor ar- ea residents who suffer from mental illness and can’t afford necessary prescriptions. Pokor- ny, coordinator of the event, said these medications can markedly increase the quality of people’s lives. She saidher brother greatly benefited from these during his lifetime. Mark, who passed away sud- denly in 2009, didn’t let his strug- gle with bipolar disorder stop him from helping others. After his death, many who knew him shared stories about his big heart and his desire to as- sist people in need. In that spirit, Pokorny puts to- gether events throughout the year to raise money for area resi- dents who cannot afford mental health medications. She works closely with Community Coun- seling Services, Wilkes-Barre, to insure those who rely on such medications do not have to go without them. "With budget cutbacks and ec- onomic concerns, it has becomea more common occurrence that people simply cannot afford their medications," said Jacki Rydzaf- ski, a nurse and long time em- ployee of CCS. Rydzafski emphasized these clients cannot successfully live without medications even for a short time. She said she was very grateful Pokorny was focusing on this very specific and necessary community need. Pokorny lauded Jim Alansky, Wilkes-Barre Township, for his efforts in planning out the bike route. Covering approximately 72 miles, the bikers made their way from The Checkerboard Inn in Trucksville, through Nanti- coke, Berwick and Mountain Top, finishing at the American Legion pavilion in Swoyersville, where participants were treated to good food, fellowship and the opportunity toparticipate invari- ous raffles. "It was a beautiful day, an ex- cellent route and a good cause," said Randy Schweiss, Hunlock Creek. Attendees said they consid- ered it a privilege to raise money for those in the area challenged by mental health issues. "Mental illness is more preva- lent in the community than peo- ple realize, and this fundraiser is very necessary and appreciated," said Brian Dougherty, Wilkes- Barre. The Band Jax and 25 Cent Smoke were on hand to provide music for the event. Pokornysaidshe is grateful not only for those who participated in the run, but to those who do- nated items for the raffles and for those who gave generously. She said she anticipates holding the bike run annually, but that she will also be coordinating other events. Anyone wishing to support the Angel Medication effort, a non- profit organization, shouldsenda check or money order to Angel Medication, 18 Marabee Avenue, Dallas, Pa. 18612. Rx for medication: A motorcycle run Event raises funds to help area residents who suffer from mental illness. By GERI GIBBON Times Leader Correspondent AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER Jack Tereska parks his bike at the Swoyersville American Legion pavilion at the end of the Angel Medication motorcycle run in Memory of Mark J. Valanski. Daily Number, Midday Sunday: 3-6-4 Monday: 5-2-6 Tuesday: 5-4-1 Wednesday: 5-5-1 Thursday: 2-1-1 Friday: 4-4-2 Saturday: 8-5-0 Big Four, Midday Sunday: 5-9-4-1 Monday: 0-9-9-1 Tuesday: 5-3-0-3 Wednesday: 8-4-5-3 Thursday: 9-9-2-0 Friday: 4-8-4-4 Saturday: 0-2-6-9 Quinto, Midday Sunday: 4-6-8-0-8 Monday: 5-5-7-3-4 Tuesday: 2-1-1-6-8 Wednesday: 1-5-6-8-4 Thursday: 8-1-1-4-7 Friday: 7-1-4-9-1 Saturday: 7-5-5-8-8 Treasure Hunt Sunday: 02-04-06-15-19 Monday: 07-08-14-25-30 Tuesday: 01-06-09-26-28 Wednesday: 06-16-22-24-28 Thursday: 10-12-21-25-28 Friday: 05-07-13-18-25 Saturday: 02-09-11-22-24 Daily Number, 7 p.m. Sunday: 3-8-4 Monday: 9-9-1 Tuesday: 4-1-1 Wednesday: 3-3-5 Thursday: 4-1-6 Friday: 5-2-6 Saturday: 2-3-3 Big Four, 7 p.m. Sunday: 5-6-9-9 Monday: 0-8-2-2 Tuesday: 1-5-2-4 Wednesday: 0-3-1-5 Thursday: 7-1-3-0 Friday: 0-4-4-9 Saturday: 0-5-5-9 Quinto, 7 p.m. Sunday: 2-5-0-4-7 Monday: 4-9-6-7-0 Tuesday: 7-7-5-7-6 Wednesday: 0-8-5-4-9 (8-0-8- 0-8, double draw) Thursday: 3-0-7-3-7 Friday: 6-1-0-9-7 Saturday: 4-4-8-5-8 Cash 5 Sunday: 03-18-24-28-41 Monday: 14-22-27-35-38 Tuesday: 10-12-18-30-36 Wednesday: 05-06-26-32-36 Thursday: 17-18-29-38-42 Friday: 05-18-29-32-33 Saturday: 13-19-24-34-38 Match 6 Lotto Monday: 01-03-20-26-27-32 Thursday: 01-10-21-29-31-41 Powerball Wednesday: 22-29-31-47-55 Power ball: 19 Saturday: 01-06-07-20-49 Power ball: 23 Mega Millions Tuesday: 05-13-20-23-33 Megaball: 30 Megaplier: 02 Friday: 25-34-45-46-49 Mega ball: 34 Megaplier: 02 WEEKLY LOTTERY SUMMARY HAZLETON – Pennsylva- nia State Police Saturday said an arrest warrant was issued for Justin Lee Vaughn, 24, of Hazleton after he failed to return to the MinSec commu- nity corrections center on Broad Street after com- pleting his community service. Anyone with in- formation on the where- abouts of Vaughn is asked to contact state police Hazleton at 570 459-3890. PITTSTON – The Penn- sylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforce- ment issued a citation for selling alcoholic beverages to a minor to CFM-NEPA LLC doing business as the Conve- nient Food Mart at the in- tersection of North Main and Panama streets. The violation occurred on July 15, the bu- reau said. POLICE BLOTTER Vaughn LUZERNE – Luzerne Bor- ough will hold a free tire recycling event sponsored by the Luzerne County Waste Management Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Two tire collections are sched- uled, with the first to be Oct. 6 at the Butler Township road department, 14 W. Butler Drive, Drums, and the sec- ond, Oct. 13 at Hanover Area High School, 1600 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township. Call the Luzerne Borough secretary for any further in- formation at (570) 287-7633. LOCAL BRIEF C M Y K THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 PAGE 3A LOCAL ➛ timesleader.com DUPONT Cancer fundraiser ahead A n event to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will be held Sept. 7, at the Midtown Sports Bar & Grill, Concord Drive, Dupont. A special happy hour fundraiser will be held, “Drink To Pink” and will feature drink specials, live music and raffle baskets. A $5 donation will benefit the cancer walk and pink attire is encour- aged. HAZLETON DUI checkpoints listed The Pennsylvania State Police Troop N, Hazleton, announced that DUI checkpoints and roving DUI patrols will take place Labor Day weekend, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ending at midnight on Monday. DALLAS Dallas has new schedule The staff and administration of Dallas High School announces stu- dents and staff will be working and learning in a new five-period, five- day cycle schedule. The new sched- ule offers students the opportunity to take up to 10 academic credits per school year. The school added a dozen new courses to the curricu- lum. New faculty members also join the staff this year, including: Guidance: Matt Kelly (long -term substitute), Wellness: Nancy Roberts, English: Matt Samuel (long-term substitute), Special Education: Doug Mucha & Casey Cicale, Technology: Marc Golden. Opening day for students in the Dallas School District will be Wednesday. High school students may enter the building at 7:30 a.m. Student homeroom assignments will be posted on the commons windows. Sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students will report to the middle school building between 7:45 and 8 a.m. “Back to School” Night will be held Sept. 10, beginning at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Students in the first through fifth grades will attend full day sessions from 9:05 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. begin- ning Wednesday. Kindergarten stu- dents will start their regular sched- ule beginning on Wednesday as fol- lows: A.M. kindergarten: 9:05 to 11:45 a.m.; P.M. kindergarten: 1 to 3:35 p.m. The school building will open at 9 a.m. All students, including kin- dergarten, will report directly to their classrooms. Back to School Nights will be held starting at 7 p.m. at the Dallas Ele- mentary School as follows: Sept. 11 for Kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and special subjects; Sept.13 for third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade. The initial PTO meeting for the school year will be held in the Li- brary on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m.. New vol- unteer orientation will be conducted before the meeting at 6:45 p.m. PLAINS TOWNSHIP United Way plans kickoff United Way of Wyoming Valley’s Labor Participation Committee said the annual Labor Kick-Off Event in support of this year’s United Way campaign will be held on Sept. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Plains Town- ship Park Pavil- ion. Cost of the event, which will be a cook-out, is $11 per person and reservations can be made by calling 270-9109. Deadline for mak- ing reservations is Sept. 10. WHITE HAVEN Whitewater release is set The U.S. Army Corps Engineers Philadelphia District announced it has enough water storage to hold a whitewater release Sept. 1 from the Francis E. Walter Dam off White Haven Road. The schedule now includes 22 whitewater releases in 2012. The corps will announce at a later date if it is able to hold additional whitewater releases on Sept. 2 and 14. N E W S I N B R I E F Candidate for state representa- tiveRansomYounghasbackedoff the attack he made last week against the parents of his oppo- nent, state Rep. Tarah Toohil, R- Butler Township, for not paying their property taxes. Young, a Democratic Butler Township supervisor, based the attackonthelistingof twoparcels of vacant land owned by Toohil’s parents, PeterandBarbaraToohil, in a Luzerne County tax sale no- ticepublishedinTheTimesLead- er Aug. 17. Peter andBarbaraToo- hil have now paid the delinquent 2010 taxes on both parcels and they are no longer listed for tax sale. Toohil, in turn, accused Young of attacking her parents for politi- cal gain and demanded Young publically apologize. Young apologized to Peter and Barbara Toohil in a letter sent by his press secretary to The Times Leader Friday evening. “It is no secret that I am upset over the cuts in educational fund- ing that have been a part of the budgets for which Representative Toohil has voted,” Young wrote. “…When I read the notice about unpaid school taxes, with the knowledge that Ms. Toohil not only lives withher parents, but al- so uses their property to manage her campaign, I became even more upset. I could not under- standhowanadult childwouldal- low her parents to become delin- quent over such an important is- sue. “In my response to what I per- ceived as yet another slap in the face to the education of our chil- dren, I inadvertently, andwithsin- cere regret, allowed Mr. & Mrs. Toohil tobe caught inthe middle. I will continuetofight for our chil- dren’s education, and no doubt will cause Ms. Toohil some dis- comfort with the facts; however, I regret that anything I may have said was perceived as a personal attack on Peter and Barbara.” TarahToohil didnot respondto a request for a response. Young issues apology to Toohils Candidate had accused opponent’s family of not paying property taxes. By MATT HUGHES [email protected] Young Toohil HAZLETWP. – For the right price, the terminal, equipment and even the Hazleton Munici- pal Airport could bear the name of a sponsor and provide needed revenue to maintain the facility. The city of Hazleton which took over the airport this year expects the airport to be self- sufficient andcover general op- erating expenses, but the addi- tional revenue would go to- wards equipment purchases and upgrades. Mayor Joe Yannuzzi offered a ballparkestimate of $250,000 as what the sponsorships could raise. “I think it might work,” he said Friday. The city budgeted $90,000 this year for airport operations, the mayor said. The money is expected to come from fuel sales, hangar rentals and tie down fees. But an influx of money is needed to improve the ameni- ties and increase the services, he said. The airport received a $93,750 grant through Penn- DOT’s aviation development program to purchase airfield maintenance equipment and must come up with a 20 per- cent match. The money would go towards the purchase two fuel trucks, cutting decks for a tractor, chainsaws and other equipment. Sponsorships for the equip- ment or vehicles could provide the match and allowthe city to seek other grants. As it stands now the city doesn’t apply for many grants requiring match- es because it doesn’t have the money, Yannuzzi said. City engineer Dominic Yan- nuzzi added the length of a sponsorship has yet to be de- termined. “We’re open to different terms,” he said. The sponsors would be rec- ognized, he explained. For ex- ample, he said, in return for providing the match required to purchase a cutting deck a sponsor’s name would be put on the piece of equipment and aplaqueplacedintheterminal. There have been some inqui- ries about the idea backed by the city administration, but no offers have been made yet. “We didn’t put it out there yet,” the mayor said. If anyone is interested he suggested they call his office at 570 459-4910. Hazleton looks for airport sponsors City said revenue would to towards equipment purchases and upgrades. By JERRY LYNOTT [email protected] Jerry Lynott, a Times Leader staff writer, can be contacted at 570 829-7237. PLYMOUTH– Crowds of hungry people from across Northeastern Pennsylvania came out to the 9th Annual Plymouth Kiel- basaFestival onSaturdaytocelebratethefa- mous Polishsausagesopopular throughout the area. The two-day event featured dozens of food vendors, serving all types of fresh and smoked kielbasa and sausages, as well as stands featuring potato pancakes, fresh- friedvegetables, pulled-pork barbecue, crab cakes, funnel cakes and buttered corn-on- the-cob. The highlight of the annual festival is the kielbasa judging competition with Bosack’s Market of Olyphant taking first place for fresh kielbasa and Komensky’s Market in Dupont walking away with top honors for smoked rings. "This is our 10th trophy to add to our dis- play case," beamed Gail Bosack, who also place thirdinthe smokedkielbasa category. "It’s a lot of hard work to make good kielba- sa, but an event like this makes it all worth- while.’’ Bosack said their product has been ship- ped as far away as California and many peo- ple from throughout the Wyoming Valley take the drive to Olyphant to purchase their award-winning kielbasa and14 different va- rieties of sausage. "Theweather this year has beenabsolute- ly perfect and the crowds have been huge," explained Susan Gryziec, vice president of Plymouth Alive, the organization that orga- nizes the festival. "After the hurricane last year, we are blessed that this weekend has K I E L B A S A F E S T I VA L A ring of winners Bosack’s Market takes top honors again for fresh and third for smoked at 9th annual festival in Plymouth. By STEVEN FONDO Times Leader Correspondent PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER Mary Ann Medura of Plymouth, left, and her daughter Susan Drozginski of Duryea along with Medura’s granddaughters Leah, 4, and Lexi Drozginski, 1, watch the parade. See FEST, Page 7A PLYMOUTH – Walking up and down Main Street at the 9th annual Kiel- basa Festival, one thing was missing – mustard seeds. Back in the day, my mom and dad would make kielbasa for the holidays and mom – Elizabeth Kraszewski O’Boyle – always added mustard seeds to the mix. It was a recipe brought from Poland near Krakow that she stuck to and we all enjoyed every Easter and Christmas. Just about everybody in our family made kielbasa and all called for mustard seeds. But the little yellow spicy gems are no longer to be found – at least not in the kielbasa I tasted at the festival. “The Germans use those,” one person told me. “Only the Lithuanians use mustard seeds,” said another. It’s been a long time since I helped turn the handle on the meat grinder as my dad held the casings and my mom mixed the meat filling that became kielbasa, but I miss those little yellow seeds. Home sweet hometown flavor of Plymouth BILL O’BOYLE O P I N I O N See HOME, Page 7A WILKES-BARRE – When a cancer diag- nosis is given, patients who face a new sometimes terrible future will naturally lean on their families for support. They al- so garner a lot of support from their pets, according to organizers of the first “Bark for Life of Wyoming Valley” event on Sat- urday at Nesbitt Memorial Park. To give owners and their pets an opportunity to participate together in the fight against cancer and to recognize those pets that stay by their owners with unconditional love, the American Cancer Society orga- nized the event along with members of Loyal animal pals get a ‘thanks’ from their humans The ‘Bark for Life’ event recognizes a bond that grows when cancer strikes. By RALPH NARDONE Times Leader Correspondent PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER The pet owners walk their dogs in the ‘Bark for Life’ Saturday in Nesbitt Park in Wilkes-Barre. 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Btls. 4 $ 5 for Must Buy 3, Lesser Quantities 2.50 Each K THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 PAGE 5A ➛ N A T I O N & W O R L D KABUL, AFGHANISTAN Key Taliban figure killed A NATO airstrike in eastern Af- ghanistan killed a senior command- er of the Pakistani Taliban who had close ties with al-Qaida, dealing a blow to the militants who operate on both sides of the countries’ porous border. Mullah Dadullah was killed Friday in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province, which lies just across the border from the Pakistani tribal area of Bajur, the military alliance said. He was the Pa- kistani Taliban leader in Bajur, and NATO said Saturday that Dadullah also was responsible for the movement of fighters and weapons across the fron- tier as well as attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Afghanistan. Eleven other militants were also killed in the airstrike in Kunar’s Shigal district, about 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the Pakistani border. JOLIET, ILL. Defense gets chance in trial After four weeks of witnesses telling jurors that Peterson wanted ex-wife Kathleen Savio dead, threatened to kill her and was willing to pay someone else $25,000 to do the job, the former suburban Chicago police officer’s at- torneys will get a chance this week to present his side of the story. With the Will County prosecution expected to rest Monday, Peterson’s attorneys will aim to persuade jurors that the death of Peterson’s third wife was nothing more than a tragic acci- dent, despite testimony about his threats and how she was so fearful she slept with a knife under her mattress. Their case may have been aided by repeated prosecution missteps in a trial that has rested almost exclusively on hearsay and circumstantial evidence. BEIRUT Rebels release hostage Turkey on Saturday secured the release of one of 11 Shiite Lebanese hostages held for three months by Syrian rebels, a move that underlined Ankara’s growing influence in the Arab world. In Syria itself, activists reported the discovery of up to 50 bodies in a Damascus suburb stormed by govern- ment forces after heavy clashes this week. Hussein Ali Omar, 60, crossed into Turkey after his release and later ar- rived in Beirut, the Lebanese capital, aboard a private Turkish jet. “Our treatment (by the Syrian cap- tors) was excellent and the Lebanese (hostages) are well,” said Omar. He was dressed in a white shirt and a red tie bearing an image of the Turkish flag that he said he was wearing “in recognition of Turkey’s efforts to free me.” ANCHORAGE, ALASKA Grizzly bear kills hiker Officials say a grizzly bear has killed a hiker at Denali National Park — the first fatal attack in the park’s history. Denali Park officials say the hiker was backpacking alone along the Tok- lat River on Friday afternoon when he was attacked. A wallet was found near the site of the attack with probable identification. Next of kin have yet to be notified. Officials say on Friday afternoon three day hikers stumbled upon an abandoned backpack along the river. They also saw torn clothing and blood, and immediately alerted park staff. I N B R I E F AP PHOTO Zombies on the loose in Sweden Participants in the annual Zombie Walk through parts of central Stock- holm, Sweden, enter the subway Sat- urday. Although the subway authority allowed the walk it stipulated that no brains were to be eaten by the ‘un- dead.’ CARACAS, Venezuela — A hugeexplosionrockedVenezue- la’s biggest oil refinery and un- leashed a ferocious fire Satur- day, killing at least 26 people and injuring more than 80 oth- ers in the deadliest disaster in memoryfor thecountry’skeyoil industry. Balls of fire rose over the Amuayrefinery, oneof thelarge- st in the world, in video posted on the Internet by people who were nearby at the time. Gov- ernment officials pledgedtores- tart therefinerywithintwodays and said the country has plenty of fuel supplies on hand to meet its domestic needs as well as its export commitments. At least 86 people were in- jured, nine of them seriously, Health Minister Eugenia Sader said at a hospital where the wounded were taken. She said 77 people suffered light injuries and were released fromthe hos- pital. Officials said those killed in- cluded a 10-year-old boy, and that 17 of the 26 victims were National Guard troops sta- tionedat a post next totherefin- ery. President Hugo Chavez de- claredthreedaysof mourningin the country. “This affects all of us,” Cha- vez said by phone on state tele- vision. “It’s very sad, very pain- ful.” Chavez said he ordered a “deep investigation” to deter- mine what caused the explo- sion. Vice President Elias Jaua, whotraveledtothe area inwest- ern Venezuela, said the author- ities tried “to save the greatest number of lives.” Officials said firefighters had controlled the flames at the re- finery on the Paraguana Penin- sula, where clouds of dark smoke were still billowing at noon. Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said the state oil company should be able to “restart oper- ations in a maximum of two days.” “Wehavesufficient supplies... in the entire country, and our production at the maximum to deal with any situation in our domestic market,” Ramirez said. “In that sense, we won’t have major effects.” Anofficial of thestateoil com- pany, Petroleos de Venezuela SA, said the country also has enough supplies on hand to guarantee its international sup- ply commitments. Oil refinery blast kills 26 in Venezuela More than 80 were injured in the deadliest disaster in country’s key oil industry. By IAN JAMES Associated Press AP PHOTO Firefighters and rescue teams work at the Amuay oil refinery after an explosion in Punto Fijo, Venezuela, Saturday. NEW YORK — All nine peo- ple wounded during a dramatic confrontation between police and a gunman outside the Em- pire State Building were struck by bullets fired by the two offi- cers, police said Saturday, citing ballistics evidence. The veteran patrolmen who opened fire on the suit-wearing gunman, Jeffrey Johnson, had only an instant to react when he whirled and pointed a .45-cali- ber pistol as they approached him from behind on a busy side- walk. Officer Craig Matthews shot seven times. Officer Robert Sin- ishtaj fired nine times, police said. Neither had ever fired their weapons before on a patrol. The volley of gunfire felled Johnson in just a few seconds and left nine other people bleed- ing on the sidewalk. In the initial chaos Friday, it wasn’t clear whether Johnson or the officers were responsible for the trail of wounded, but based on ballistic and other evidence, “it appears that all nine of the victims were struck either by fragments or by bullets fired by police,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told reporters on Saturday at a community event in Harlem. He reiterated that the officers appeared to have no choice but to shoot Johnson, whose body had 10 bullets wounds in the chest, arms and legs. “I believe it was handled well,” Kelly said. The officers confronted John- son as he walked, casually, down the street after gunning down a former co-worker on the side- walk outside the office they once shared. The shooting hap- pened at 9 a.m., as the neighbor- hood bustled with people arriv- ing for work. The gunman and his victim, Steve Ercolino, had a history of workplace squabbles before Johnson was laid off from their company, Hazan Import Corp., a year ago. At one point, the two men had grappled physically in an elevator. John Koch, the property man- ager at the office building where the men worked, said security camera footage showed the two pushing and shoving. The tussle ended when Ercolino, a much larger man, pinned Johnson against the wall of the elevator by the throat, Koch said. Ercoli- no let him go after a few mo- ments, and the two men went their separate ways. “They didn’t like each other,” Koch said. Victims hit by police gunfire Nine hurt in confrontation between police and gunman at Empire State Building. By TOMHAYS and VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press POWELL, Ohio — Republican presi- dential contender Mitt Romney de- clared Saturday that “women need our help” as he promised to help promote women-led businesses should he defeat President Barack Obama in November’s election. The appeal came as the former Mas- sachusetts governor tried to shrug off a series of unwanted distractions before the Republican convention opens Mon- day in Florida. “Just a word to the women entrepre- neurs out there, if we become president and vice president, we want to speak to you, we want to help you,” Romney said with running mate Paul Ryan at his side during an outdoor rally that drew an es- timated 5,000 people to the Columbus area. “Women in this country are more likely to start businesses than men. Women need our help.” The promise comes as Republicans face difficult questions about the party’s position on abortion after a Missouri Senate candidate’s recent suggestion that women’s bodies can prevent preg- nancy in cases of “legitimate rape.” It also comes less than 24 hours after Romney raising the discredited rumor that Obama wasn’t born in the United States. The comment, and Romney’s ef- forts toexplainit, overshadowedhis eco- nomic message as he campaigned near his Michigan birthplace on Friday. Romney did not repeat the remark on Saturday, but insteadassailedthe Demo- cratic incumbent for failing to deliver on his campaign promises. “I can almost read his speech now. It’ll be filled with promises and tell people howwonderful things are,” Romney said of the speech Obama will give at the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina next month. “It is not his words people have to listen to. It’s his ac- tion and his record. And if they look at that, they’ll take him out of the office and put people into the office who’ll ac- tually get America going again." At the same time, Obama used his weekend radio and Internet address and a newTVadto highlight Romney’s plans for the Medicare health program for se- niors. Obama doesn’t mention his Republi- can challenger in the radio address but says the Medicare program is about keeping promises to millions of seniors who have put in a lifetime of hard work. His new 30-second TV ad says Rom- ney “would break that promise” and re- place the current Medicare system with a voucher program that wouldn’t keep up with costs. “Insurance companies could just keep raising rates,” the new ad says. P O L I T I C A L C A M PA I G N AP PHOTO Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney looks on as vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during a campaign rally on Saturday in Powell, Ohio. Romney turns to Ohio GOP contender promises to help women-led businesses if he becomes president. By STEVE PEOPLES and PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama saidMitt Romney has locked himself into “extreme positions” oneco- nomic andsocial issues andwouldsurely impose themif elected, trying to discredit his Republicanrival at the biggest political moment of his life. InaninterviewwithThe Associated Press, Obama saidRomney lacks serious ideas, refuses to “ownup” to the respon- sibilities of what it takes to be president, anddeals infactually dishonest arguments that couldsoonhaunt himinface-to-face debates. Obama also offereda glimpse of howhe wouldgovernina secondtermof divided government, insisting rosily that the forces of the electionwouldhelp break Washington’s stalemate. He saidhe would be willing to make a range of compromis- es withRepublicans, confident there are some who wouldrather make deals than remainpart of “one of the least productive Congresses inAmericanhistory.” Withthe remarks, Obama set up a contrast betweenRomney, whomhe cast as anextremist pushing staunchly conser- vative policies, andhimself, by saying he wouldwork across party lines. It was a seeming play for the independent voters who decide close elections andtell poll- sters they want to see the often-gridlocked politicians inWashingtonsolve the na- tion’s problems. Mainly, Obama was intent oncounter- ing Romney evenbefore his challenger got to the RepublicanNational Convention, whichstarts Monday inTampa, Fla. In doing so, the president depictedhis oppo- nent as having accumulatedideas far outside the mainstreamwithno roomto turnback. “I can’t speak to Governor Romney’s motivations,” Obama said. “What I can say is that he has signedup for positions, extreme positions, that are very consistent withpositions that a number of House Republicans have taken. Andwhether he actually believes inthose or not, I have no doubt that he wouldcarry forwardsome of the things that he’s talkedabout.” Obama spoke to the APonThursday before heading off to a long weekendwith his family at Camp David, the secluded presidential retreat inthe Marylandmoun- tains. Obama: Romney views ‘extreme’ President says competitor deals in factually dishonest arguments that could haunt him in debates. By BEN FELLER AP White House Correspondent AP PHOTO President Barack Obama speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the White House, Thursday. 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Forecasters say the stormpos- es a threat to Florida Monday and Tuesday, just as the Repub- licanParty gathers for its nation- al convention in Tampa. It could eventually hit the Florida Pan- handleas aCategory2hurricane with winds of nearly 100 mph. Due to the weather, the con- vention will convene Monday, then recess until Tuesday after- noononce the stormis expected to have passed. Florida Gov. Rick Scott de- clared a state of emergency and officials urged vacationers to lead the Florida Keys and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said a hurricane warning was in effect there, as well as for the west coast of Florida from Bon- ita Beach south to Ocean Reef andfor Florida Bay. He is cancel- ing his speech at the convention as well. At least three people were re- ported dead. A woman and a child died in the Haitian town of Souvenance, Sen. Francisco De- lacruz told a local radio station. A10-year-oldgirl diedinThoma- zeauwhena wall fell onher, said Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste, direc- tor of Haiti’s Civil Protection Of- fice. She said as many as 5,000 people were evacuated because of flooding. Many, however, stayed and suffered. The Grive River overflowed north of Port-au-Prince, sending chocolate-brown water spilling through the sprawling shanty- town of Cite Soleil, where many people grabbed what they could of their possessions and carried them on their heads, wading through waist-deep water. “From last night, we’re in mi- sery,” said Cite Soleil resident Jean-Gymar Joseph. “All our childrenaresleepinginthemud, in the rain.” More than 50 tents in a quake settlement collapsed, forcing people to scramble through the mud to try to save their belong- ings. About 300 homes in Cite So- leil lost their roofs or were flood- ed three feet deep, according to Rachel Brumbaugh, operation manager for the U.S. nonprofit group World Vision. Isaac was centered about 40 miles east of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, earlySaturday, withmaxi- mum sustained winds of 60 mph. It was moving northwest at 17 mph. Tropical force winds extend- ed nearly 205 miles from the storm’s center, giving Isaac a broad sweep as it passes. AP PHOTO A man stands on a post with a stop sign as waves pass the seawall during the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac in Baracoa, Cuba, Saturday. Isaac heads to Fla. after hitting Haiti Storm threatens Florida just as the Republican Party gathers for its convention. By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press Antonia Schreiber is taking no chances on the next big storm. The remnants of Hurricane Irene turned the 200-year-old building that housed her Catskill Mountains spa boutique into a muddy mess a year ago in Wind- ham, N.Y. Shemanagedtoreopen in the same town within months — but this time on higher ground. "If it happens once, history has a tendency to repeat itself, and I hope it’s a long, long time from now," Schreiber said, "but that’s not a chance I want to take again." Hard lessons have been learned in the year since Irene sent sedans bobbing downrivers, swept away historic covered bridges, put millions in the dark and killed dozens of people along the Eastern Seaboard. Responses range from personal gestures, like buying a home generator, to statewidepolicychanges, likethe tightening of utility regulations. Many of the reactions are based on the belief that whileIre- nesurprised areas more used to blizzards than tropical weather, future storms are inevitable. "Our question for Vermont is: What did we learn fromIrenethat we woulddo againandwouldput us in a better position with future storms in a climate-change fu- ture?" said Gov. Peter Shumlin, who scrambled after the storm hit his state Aug. 28 to help hill towns cut off from the world. As Irene made landfall in North Carolina and roared up the East Coast, a densely populated corridor loaded with high-rises, suburban sprawl and pricey beach homes, officials in New York City and Long Island braced for stormsurges andheavy winds by evacuating low-lying coastal areas and shutting down one of the world’s largest subway sys- tems. The stormmade a direct hit on New York City as a tropical storm, but damage there — and in other big cities such as Phila- delphia and Boston — was mini- mal. That gave many Easterners the impression that the much- feared storm was a dud. But in the days to follow, it be- came clear that the lashing rains had saved their most dramatic damage for 100 miles or more in- land. Tree-lined suburban neighbor- hoods in Connecticut lost power for days as branches crashed down. Surging streams in Ver- mont and in New York’s Adiron- dack and Catskill mountains ripped up roads, bridges and homes. New York utilities re- placed more than 300 miles of wire after the double whammy ofIreneand, shortly afterward, the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. In some cases, utility crews could not restore power for a week or more because the roads were gone. Irene became the costliest Cat- egory 1 U.S. hurricane on record since at least 1980, with estimat- ed total damage of $15.8 billion. The stormresultedin$4.3 billion in personal, commercial and auto insurance claims, according to Verisk Analytics, a publicly trad- ed company that assesses risk. Utilities, which came under scrutiny as crews struggled with extensive and long-lasting power failures, have already changed some of their practices. Connecticut’s largest utility, Connecticut Light & Power, has nearly doubled its tree-trimming budget, and lawmakers passed a bill that sets new emergency preparation standards for mass blackouts that last for more than two days. Utilities in Connecticut pledged to do a better job inform- ing customers of when the lights will come back on. Similarly, in New York, utility regulators this summer encouraged the use of text messaging and social media, such as Facebook, to communi- cate with customers. But many people left power- less for days byIreneare nolonger waiting on the power company. In Ellicott City, Md., computer programmer Michael Medved contributed to the post-Irene bump in home generator sales. He bought one after more than five days of no power and chang- ing the baby’s diapers by flash- light. "It was just horrible," Medved said. "I basically said, ’I am not going through this again.’" He spent $7,000 to have a pro- pane generator installed —an in- vestment that paid off this sum- mer when a severe wind storm knocked out power for four days. His lights stayed on, and his 9- year-old son could still play video games. "I was like a herotomy family," he said. Medved, like many others, found a way to manage disaster rather than flee it. That is also true in the hard-hit towns in the mountains of Vermont and New York, where roots can run deep. In the Catskills, Schreiber said she wouldn’t think of relocating her WindhamSpa fromits quaint ski town, but also realizes "you can’t stop 20 inches of rain from falling." She rents down the street from her old location and plans a permanent move to a property nearby that is not so flood-prone. Governors inthe Irene-ravaged states — likely mindful of Presi- dent George W. Bush’s plunging poll numbers after the govern- ment’s criticized response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 — be- came visibly active before the first raindrops fell. Lessons learned since Irene hit Irene became the costliest Category 1 U.S. hurricane on record since at least 1980. By MICHAEL HILL Associated Press AP FILE PHOTO Waves crash against the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, N.J. as Hurricane Irene approached the north- east on Aug. 27, 2011. C M Y K THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 PAGE 7A ➛ N E W S re filed against nine people in connection with the incident. Bowman pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal conspiracy of possession with intent to de- liver and was awaiting sentenc- ing Sept. 4 at the time of her arrest Friday. She will now face new drug charges at a hearing scheduled for the same day. On Friday afternoon, Wilkes- Barre police allege, Bowman was found sitting in a green Toyota Corolla parked on East Lafayette Place with Morgan and Wolfe. State police forensic scientists pulled containers and other items they called consistent with the manufac- ture of methamphetamine from the trunk and passenger compartment of the vehicle, which was later towed to the city’s impound lot at LAG Tow- ing. All three were charged Satur- day with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a con- trolled substance; conspiracy to manufacture, deliver or pos- sess a controlled substance; possession of red phosphorous, etc. with intent to manufacture controlled substances; risking catastrophe; internal posses- sion of a controlled substance, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Red phosphorous is a sub- stance found in match boxes, road flares and fireworks that is used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Morgan was additionally charged with resisting arrest. Residents of the East Lafayette Place neighborhood said a man ran from the vehicle as Wilkes- Barre police Officer Robert Collins approached and Collins used a Taser to subdue the man and take him into custody. Bowman, Morgan and Wolfe are being held at Luzerne County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 each in straight bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. before District Judge Rick Cronauer, Wilkes-Barre. METH Continued from Page 1A As I went fromstand to stand, I anticipatedlookingat eachkielba- sa sample with the hope that a glimpse of a yellow mustard seed would be there. I didn’t find any. My friend Rich Mackiewicz still makes kielbasa at his mom’s house in Larksville and they use mustard seeds, but they aren’t at the Kielbasa Festival this year. My weekend wasn’t ruined, however, because kielbasa can still tasteprettydarnedgoodwith- out the mustard seeds. Judging the Kielbasa Contest was still an honor andajoythat I lookforward to each year. What I realized in my walk down Main Street and Memory Lane, was that much more was missing from my old hometown. The oldsayingis that youcannev- er go home again, but that isn’t true. You can go home, it’s just that homemaynot bewhat it used to be. That’s the case with Plymouth. The Plymouth Alive organization is doing a great job bringing the town to life with the Kielbasa Fes- tival and other events like side- walkChristmas trees andwindow painting. Plymouth is still a good place, despite the rash of recent shootings that have happened there and in other towns. Dwin- dling tax dollars in these towns haveall but eliminatedsmall town police forces and the state police ranks are low. Lawenforcement is difficult to adequately accomplish when you don’t have law enforce- ment jobs. Main Street Plymouth was a vi- brant place in the 1960s. Lots of cars and pedestrians and many stores toshop. It was Small Town, USA, back then. Plymouthwas no different than any other small town – it had a busy Main Street where you could shop, see a mo- vie, have an ice cream, get a hair- cut, drinkabeerwithyourfriends, and buy a new sofa. It had every- thing. And when your day on Main Street was over, you returned to your neighborhood and visited with your friends and played games in the street. The only drive by that occurred was Mister Softee, DairyDanor theGoodHu- mor man. Ringing bells or happy music wouldplay as the ice cream truck drove through. A crowd gathered on Main Street Friday night to listen and dance to TomSlick and the Thun- derbolt GreaseSlappers. Peopleof all ages swayed to the music of yesteryear andeverybodyhadfun. Garlic filled the air and bellies were full – the Plymouth Kielbasa Festival was going full throttle. Chief Myles Collins had extra officersonpatrol –just incase. But there were no incidents. In the nineyears of theKielbasaFestival, no major disturbances have oc- curred – a testament to the bor- ough leaders, police and event or- ganizers. But that’s when I realized what has really changed. Place the blame wherever you want, but Small Town, USA, just isn’t what it used to be. Whether this newworldweliveinwas born out of intolerance, disobedience, bad parenting, lousy music or an extendeddowneconomy–welive in fear and we worry about things wenevereventhought of whenwe were growing up. That’s whenI realizedthat mus- tard seeds aren’t the only things missing frommy hometown. HOME Continued from Page 3A the local Relay for Life Commit- tee. A loyal dog can offer a lot of therapeutic benefits for cancer patients, according to Desiree Thorne, manager of the local Re- lay for Life events for the Cancer Society. Dogs are a part of the family and the society respects their value in helping patients sur- vive, Thorne said. The Bark for Life came about because dogs are not allowed at regular Relay for Life events due to technical and legal reasons, she said. So the society thought the Bark for Life would give them and their owners a chance to get together in their own event, she said. The Bark for Life included several dog and owner teams who walked around Nesbitt Park, raffles, assorted dog treats and care products and a “Cancer Barked up the Wrong Tree” pet luminary in honor of pets who were lost to cancer, Thorne said. “It’s a canine event that helps in the fight against cancer,” she added. Russell Keeler, a member of the Relay for Life Committee, wants the Bark for Life to grow in popularity locally as it has in other parts of country. Allowing cancer survivors to participate with their pets helps the healing process, Keeler said. The patients often say how important it is to themtheir dog is always there during their tough times, Keeler said. Diane Sickler from Dallas brought Abby, a border collie, who was very helpful when she was going through chemother- apy and radiation therapy sever- al years ago. “I was too dizzy to do any- thing but live,” Sickler said. “Ab- by was curled up at my feet all the time,” she added. “It’s nice to know someone cares. Abby was watching over me,” she said. Keeler pointed out the event helped dog owners honor their beloved pets that fought cancer too. BARK Continued from Page 3A been so fantastic. We couldn’t be happier." The festival featured a colorful fireman’s parade on Saturday along with a full lineup of live en- tertainment at the main band- standthroughout the weekend. "This is our first year participa- ting in the competition and we came in second by one point," stated John Vishnefsky of Tar- nowki’s Kielbasa in Glen Lyon. "We’re thrilled with the result to- day and we’re serving notice that we planto winnext year." Vishnefskysaidthat he sells his productatfarmersmarketsacross the valley but the Kielbasa Festiv- al was the highlight of their year. "We’ve been making kielbasa and sausage for 64 years," contin- uedVishnefsky. "Weknewwehad agreatproduct, butitsgreattoget recognized." Rob Sepelyak, owner of Ko- mensky’s Market in Dupont, said that they have been participating in the festival since its inception nine years ago and that the hard work pays off by the patronage and compliments of the thou- sands of smiling customers who stop by to sample their kielbasa. "Winning today was just icing on the cake," smiled Sepelyak. "And we plan to keep coming back as long as they’ll have us." FEST Continued from Page 3A ROCKIN’ AT THE RIVER AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER T he band Shakedown performed a concert free to the public at the River Common on Friday night. The band, consisting of Kevin Kratzer, Tony Musto, Diane Luke and Den- nis Redding is a rock band that plays tunes from the 1950s through today. HARRISBURG — The young man whose 2009 allegations of sexual abuse led to the Penn State scandal and criminal con- victions of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is asking a court tofindthe university alsoat fault. A lawsuit, filed Friday by the person known as Victim 1 at Sandusky’s trial, said university officials made deliberate deci- sions not to report Sandusky to authorities. It described their actions as “a function of (Penn State’s) pur- poseful, deliberate and shameful subordination of the safety of children to its economic self-in- terests, and to its interest in maintaining and perpetuating its reputation.” The complaint was filed elec- tronically in Philadelphia state court, Slade McLaughlin, a law- yer for Victim1, told The Associ- ated Press. The suit names no other defendants than the State College university. Sandusky was convicted in June of 45 criminal counts for sexual abuse of 10 boys, both on and off campus. At 68, he awaits sentencing that will likely send him to prison for the rest of his life. Victim1andhis mother report- ed Sandusky to the boy’s high school and the Clinton County child protective agency in No- vember 2009. 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STRAIGHTFORWARD ANSWERS TO COMPLEX QUESTIONS! THE SOONER YOU ACT, THE MORE YOU’RE ABLE TO SAVE! NOTICE TOALL VETERANS and ex-service personnel who have loyally served their country in peace and in war. If you were honorably discharged and live anywhere in the State of Pennsylvania, you are now entitled to a burial space at no cost in the veteran’s memorial section at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park RD 5 Box 108, Dallas, PA 18612 This offer is available for a limited time only. Special protection features are available for your spouse and minor children with National Transfer Protection. This limited time offer is also extended to members of the National Guard and Reserve. Space is limited. Conditions - Burial spaces cannot be for investment purposes. You must register for your free burial space. 1-800-578-9547 Ext. 6001 ROSALIE E. CIANFICHI, 74, of Moscow, died Friday, August 24, 2012. She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Muklewicz Wolchak. She is survived by hus- band of 54 years, Robert A. Cian- fichi; sons and their spouses, Rob- ert B. Cianfichi and Deborah, Ken Cianfichi and Carla, Thomas Cian- fichi and Bryan Batt, Jamie Cian- fichi and Michelle; brother, Joseph Wolchak; brother-in-law, Benjamin Cianfichi and Darraugh; four grandchildren, Adam Cianfichi and Rachel, Cara Cianfichi, Kristi Cianfichi and Kayla Cianfichi. A Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Monday in Saint Eulalia Church, 214 Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Township. Calling hours are Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Arrangements are by Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge. Please visit www.kearney- funeralhome.comfor directions or to leave an online condolence. MARYANNGOLA, 76, of King- ston, passed away Wednesday, Au- gust 22, 2012. She was a daughter of the late Andrew and Helen Si- pos. She is survived by her hus- band of 58 years, William; daugh- ter, Cheryl Coleman and husband, Larry, Tunkhannock; sons, Wil- liam, Kingston, Brianandwife, Ka- ren, Maryland; three grandchil- dren, Stephanie Boyce and hus- band, Micah, Will and Katie Gola; two great-grandchildren, Cole and JocelynBoyce; brothers, Jimmy Si- pos, Johnny Sipos; sisters, Eleanor Zbegner and Bernadine Naugle. Afuneral Mass was conducted at St. John the Baptist Church, Wilkes-Barre Township on August 25, 2012. Arrangements were han- dled by Nat and Gawlas Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre. ANGELINE L. MILES, 85, for- mer resident of Hanover Town- ship, passed away in Mercy Center Nursing Care, Dallas, on August 25, 2012. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Clarke Piatt Fu- neral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek. MRS. JANEREGAN, of Duryea, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012, at HospiceCommunityCare, Wilkes-Barre. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Bernard J. Pion- tek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea. ARGO – Albina, Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. Monday from St. Joseph Marello Parish (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church) Pitt- ston. Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. in Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. BORUCH – Carl, funeral services 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Joseph L. Wroblewski Funeral Home, 56 Ashley St., Ashley. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch. Friends may call Monday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home. BROWN – Howard, funeral services and calling hours 1 until 3 p.m. today in the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township. CARFI – Emanuel, funeral services 8 p.m. Monday from the Sheldon- Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Friends may call 6 p.m. until time of service. CRISPELL – Ellen, memorial ser- vice 2 p.m. today in Forty Fort United Methodist Church. DESMOND – Helen, funeral services 10 a.m. Monday in E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call today 5 until 8 p.m. GULICK – Elizabeth, funeral ser- vices 10:30 a.m. Monday in Corco- ran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. Friends may call Mon- day 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. MEIER – Gloria, funeral services 11 a.m. Monday in the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Friends may call Monday from10 a.m. until time of service. PIRILLO – Mary Helen, funeral services 9 a.m. Monday, from Kielty-Moran Funeral Home Inc., 87 Washington Ave., Plymouth. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in All Saint’s Parish, Plymouth. Friends may call today 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. PRIEBE – Verna, memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, September 15, in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Dallas. WILSON – George, funeral services noon Monday in the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Friends may call 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. FUNERALS M ary Caroline Burriss Yung- kurth, 82, of Boulder, Colo., passed away Friday, August 17, 2012 at the Hospice Care Center inLouis- ville. Amemorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 29, in St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 3700 Baseline Road, Boulder, Colo. A reception will follow at the church. Mary was belovedwife toCharles R. Yungkurth for 56 years. They made their home in Endicott, N.Y., until 1999 when they moved to Boulder, Colo. Mary graduated as valedictorian from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1947. After a semester at Mt. Union College, where bothher parents had gonetoschool, Marytookaposition in the family business, a prosperous grocery store that served both the town and the surrounding farm community. Even as a young child, Mary showed her talent for theater, espe- cially singing, which her mother ve- ry much encouraged. By the time she was a young adult she was ap- pearing in theatrical and musical productions in different venues in eastern Ohio, often in the leading role. Although she never intended to make a career of it, love especiallyof singing remained with her all her life andwherever she was she took a leadership role in promoting local musical organizations. Mary expressed this lifelong love for music by joining the Bingham- ton, N.Y., Choral Society, andserved as their president for four years. She was also a member of the Bingham- tonSymphonyBoardandtheir pres- ident for three years. After serving on the board for 12 years, Mary con- tinued her support of the orchestra and chorus, singing with the chorus and working with the Friends of the Symphony on its many activates. Mary was very civic-minded and maintained her Republican Party ideals her whole life. She served as precinct committeepersonfor Tioga County in New York and a member of the Republican Women’s Club. She served on the Zoning Board of Appeals for the town of Owego. She servedfor11years includingthe chairman. In Colorado, she joined the Boulder Republican Women’s Club and became an active member of that organization right away, makingmany friendships whichshe has treasured. Mary was very active in the Cen- tral Methodist Church in Endicott, N.Y., and also loved her member- ship in the Monday Afternoon Club of Binghamton. Mary continued participation in manygroups after themovetoBoul- der. ShejoinedtheNewcomers Club right away and that led to one of her most enjoyable clubs where she soon made a wonderful group of friends; the Monday bridge club at East Boulder Rec. Center. Mary joined the Boulder Chorale and spent many happy years singing with that group. Mary leaves her beloved husband Charles; their four children, son, Charles B. (Stacy) Yungkurth, Tuc- son, Ariz., and their sons, Zachary and Robert; daughter, Karen Y. (Paul) Gerhardt, Vail, Colo., daugh- ter, Kristin E. (Craig) Raphael, Brooklyn, N.Y., and their sons, Ma- lachi and Ezra and son, Kurt S. “Ter- ri” Yungkurth, Tucson, Ariz., and their sons, Scott andJeffrey; andher brother, Charles Edmond Burriss, Myrtle Beach, N.C. In lieu of flowers, or other memo- rials, donations may be made to Hospice Care of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trail Ridge Dr., Lafayette, CO 80026. Mary C. Burriss Yungkurth August 17, 2012 R ichardD. Firestone, 69, of Lake Nuangola, Mountain Top, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2012. Born on January 27, 1943, in Le- banon, he was a sonof Richardand Elizabeth (Grumbine) Firestone. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. Richard is survived by his wife, JoanOpert Firestone, at home; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Paula Geiser, Mountain Top; granddaughters, Jodi Lazovich, Slocum Township; Sophia Geiser, Mountain Top; grandsons, Shane Nowak, Freeland; Robert Geiser, Mountain Top; two great-grand- sons, Michael and Lucas Lazovich, Slocum Township; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Lisnock, Patricia Wei- gandandher husband, John; sever- al nieces, nephews, one great-ne- phew and his cats, Biddy and Smoke. A private memorial ser- vice will be held at the con- venience of the family. McCune Funeral Service Inc. is handling the arrangements. Richard Firestone August 24, 2012 ELEANOR V. BYRAM, 68, of Pittston, died Thursday, August 23, 2012, at home surrounded by her family. Born in Victorville, Cal- if., she was a daughter of the late Manuel and Irene Byram. Eleanor was a waitress and hostess at the Woodlands Inn and Kohler Bright Star, Hanover Township. Surviv- ing are daughters, Cynthia Schultz and companion, Steve, Mountain Top; Laura Schultz Duncan and husband, Pete, Pittston; sons, Da- niel Schultz and wife, Carol, Pitt- ston; Thomas Manual Scazafabo, Wilkes-Barre; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. The family would like to make a special thank you to Hospice of the Sacred Heart andthe nurses for their won- derful care. Memorial service and calling hours will be on Monday from5 to 6 p.m. at the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40S. MainSt., Plains Town- ship. G loria P. Meier, 77, of Plains Township, passed away Thurs- day, August 23, 2012, at Wilkes- Barre General Hospital. Born in Tappan, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Mutinsky Madura. Gloria was a graduate of Congers High School, N.Y. She was a Secre- tary with The Clarkstown School District, N.Y. Gloria was a loving Mother and Grandmother. Surviving are husband, Bernhard M. Meier, with whom she celebrat- ed 58 years of marriage; daughters, Cheryl DiPasquale, Binghamton, N.Y.; Patricia and her husband, Rickey Holter, Trucksville; grand- children, Natasha Holter, East Nor- riton, Pa., Cassandra DiPasquale, Philadelphia, Geena DiPasquale, Binghamton. Funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with the Rev. Law- rence D. Reed, pastor Emmanuel Assembly of God Church, Harveys Lake, officiating. Entombment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. Friends may call Monday from10 a.m. until time of service. Gloria Meier August 23, 2012 S alvatore P. Sparich Sr., 76, of Le- highton passed away peacefully on Friday, August 24, 2012, sur- rounded by his loving family. Born in Nesquehoning, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna Sparich and husband of the late He- len E. Sparich. He was a1954 gradu- ate of the former Nesquehoning High School. Sal proudly served his country as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps from1954 until 1957. He was machinist with the Toby- hanna Army Depot and retired in 1998. Sal loved breeding and racing homing pigeons, playing cards, spending time with his family and friends, especially all of his grand- children. He was an active member of the Tamaqua Flying Club, Men of Marian Organization, the American Legion, the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club and supported many non- profit veteran and law enforcement organizations. He enjoyed traveling and made many friends everywhere he visited. Sal is survived by two daughters, Louise, widow of Mark Chambers, Hamilton, N.J.; Jody, wife of Joe Palmer, St. Augustine, Fla.; two sons, Dr. Salvatore Sparich Jr. and his wife, Marianne, Drums; Joseph Sparich and his wife, Michele, Weatherly. He also survived by nine grandchildren, Rebecca and Nora Chambers, Robert and Kenneth Carbaugh, Brenna, Caden and Pierce Sparich, Samantha and Abi- gail Sparich; two sisters, Mary, wife of the late George Bushta; Jose- phine, wife of Leonard Lauchnor; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service today at 5 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home, 300 AlumSt., Lehighton, PA 18235. Calling hours will be today from 3 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Committal ser- vice to be held at a later date. Schaeffer Funeral Home, Lehight- on, is incharge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.schaefferfunerals.com. Con- tributions may be made to Wound- ed Warrior Project, POBox 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or www.woun- dedwarriorproject.org/donate in Memory Salvatore P. Sparich Sr. Salvatore Sparich Sr. August 24, 2012 G ale Ann Whispell, age 55, of Archbald, passed away Friday, August 24, 2012, at the Community Medical Center, Scranton. Mrs. Whispell was bornAugust 9, 1957, in Kingston, and was a daugh- ter of Clyde and Elizabeth Andrews Boyer of Dallas. She graduated from Dallas High School in1975 andreceivedanasso- ciate degree as a licensed practical nurse from Wilkes-Barre Vocational Technical School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and friend to many and will be greatly missed. She attended the Peckville Assemb- ly of God Church, Archbald. Gale was preceded in death by her son, Jeramy Robert; father-in- law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Edna Derhammer Whispell; broth- er-in-law, Kenneth Whispell. Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Robert T. Whispell; daughter, Heather Hudak and her husband, Joseph, Jessup; parents, Clyde and Elizabeth (Betty) Boyer, Dallas; brothers, Rick Boyer and his wife, Debby, Benton; Gary Boyer, Dallas; brothers-in-law, Carl Whispell and his wife, Polly, Harveys Lake, Ri- chard Whispell and his wife, Betty, Vernon; sisters-in-law, Marie Whis- pell Martin, Fla.; Beverly Sowers and her husband, Mark, North Car- olina; JoanNewell andher husband, Dick, Tunkhannock; Edna Hoyt, Dallas; grandchildren, Brandon Hu- dak, Jerry Hudak, Nicole Hudak; many cousins, nieces and nephews. She will also be greatly missed by her faithful canine companion, “Peanut Butter.” Afuneral for Gale will be held on Tuesdayat11a.m. fromtheCurtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of state Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with the Rev. Jack Parry of the Peckville Primitive Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Dymond Section of Or- cutt’s Grove Cemetery, Noxen. Friends may call 7 until 9 p.m. on Monday. Gale Whispell August 24, 2012 G enevieve (Jean) Simalchik, passed away peacefully at homeAugust 24, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was a devoted mother to her daughters and sons-in-law, Joan Simalchik and Robin Breon, Toronto, Marian and Tom Czar- nowski, Wyoming. She will be deeply missed by family and her wide circle of friends of all ages. Jean was born in Larksville De- cember 22, 1924, and grew up in Lyndwood where she was a gradu- ate of Hanover High School, class of 1942. She started working for the Russell Ice Cream Company and then as a bookkeeper for Lan- dau Furniture Company, Wilkes- Barre. She met her husbandAlbert at a Sans Souci dance on July 4, 1946, andtheymarriedexactlytwo years later. They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary July 3. In1954, the family moved to Phila- delphia where they lived for 23 years, after which, they moved back and settled at Shickshinny Lake for the next 23 years, spend- ing her last years in Wyoming. She and her husband spent 20 years wintering in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., enjoying the warm weather and the ocean. She greatly enjoyed be- ing a housewife and gardener and belonged to the Big Band Society and the Shickshinny Lake Ladies Club. Jean was very easy to relate to and will be remembered as a sympathetic listener, a goodshoul- der toleanonanda keeper of confi- dences. She never missed an occa- sion to send greeting cards and al- ways celebratedtheholidays, great and small. She was preceded in death by parents, George Mihalchick and Anne Sobashinski Mihalchick; brother, George Mihalchick Jr. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Chris- tianBurial at 11a.m. inSt. Johnthe Evangelist Church, 35 WilliamSt., Pittston. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Nativity Cemetery, Ply- mouth Township. Friends may call Monday from 5 until 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Jean had many special relation- ships with children and was loved by all. In lieu of flowers, donations to her memory may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospi- tal Memorial and Honors Program 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9956. Genevieve Simalchik August 24, 2012 R obert Edward Rood, age 64, of Hunlock Creek, passed away Friday, August 24, 2012, with his loving wife by his side, at Hospice Community Care inpatient unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Mr. Rood was born December 13, 1947, in Wilkes-Barre, and was a son of the late Veryl and Helen Trax Rood. Robert graduatedfromLake-Leh- manHighSchool in1965andserved in the National Guard from1967 to 1995. Hewas employedas acorrections officer for the State Correctional In- stitution, Dallas. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching NASCAR and golfing. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, the former Sharon Lamo- reaux; children, Tracy Snyder, Hun- lock Creek; Robert Rood II and his wife, Janelle, Sweet Valley; Keri Ann Edwards and her husband, Al- len, Wilkes-Barre, David Wildoner, Hunlock Creek; brother, Harry, Pah- rump, Nev.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A private funeral service will be held at the conve- nience of the family fromthe Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., cor- ner of state Routes 29 and118, Pikes Creek. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be inthe Bloo- mingdale Cemetery, Ross Town- ship. In lieu of flowers, the family re- quests that memorial contributions be sent to Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA18704. Robert Rood August 24, 2012 More Obituaries, Page 2A C M Y K THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 PAGE 9A ➛ N E W S 12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH EDWARDSVILLE – Just less than a year after floodwaters dev- astated stores in the Mark Plaza, shoppers will return to the an- chor store Monday to search for bargains at Kmart. Customers have beendropping indailytoget wordof a reopening date since the store began show- ing signs of life in June with job interviews, merchandise delivery and interior setup, said District Manager Gary Keegan. Keegan, of Mountain Top, said he expects a line outside the doors when they open at 8 a.m. “The community support has just been amazing,” Keegan said. “I thinkthecommunityis …eager to see what the new store looks like.” On Friday the building was fil- led with employees hustling to stock shelves and contractors putting the finishing touches on electrical, lighting and other punch list items. Keegan said the place looked much different, and waterlogged, last September. The store, which is located in a flood plain, suffered significant interior damage as water topped the flood doors that have protect- ed the structure in the past but were no match when the Susque- hanna River crested at a record 42.66 feet on Sept. 9, 2011, filling the store with 13 feet of water. Keegan said store employees, with experience from previous floods, had enough time to get the majority of merchandise load- edintotrailers andtakentosafety before the water could ruin them. “Unfortunately we’ve done this a few times,” Keegan said. With the new lease on life, Kmart opted to tinker with the store’s layout by expanding the pantry section, adding a pet sec- tion and widening aisles. The store becomes only the second one in the state, and 45th nation- ally, to include a Nathan’s Hot Dog shop. Previously the store eatery was a Little Caesar’s Pizza. While customers may notice some changes, the faces of many of the store’s 100 employees will be familiar. When the store closed last fall, all employees were offered jobs at other area Kmarts, and 80 accepted, Keegan said. Every one of the 80 who re- mained with the company will be back to work at the Edwardsville store. Kim Freely, a Kmart corporate spokeswoman, saidsome jobs are still available and people can ap- ply online at searsholdings.com/ careers. Officials of the center’s other anchor store, Redner’s Ware- house Market, have said they will not return. No other businesses in the center, which is owned by Arcadia Realty, had erected signs as of Friday and no other stores that once occupied the plaza, in- cluding Dollar General, That Bounce Place and Payless Shoes have reopened. The Long John Silver’s restaurant, in the plaza’s parking lot, reopened earlier this year. Back from flood, Kmart reopens Monday DON CAREY/THE TIMES LEADER April Singleton, a visual merchandise specialist, arranges clothing at Kmart in Edwardsville in preparation for the reopening Monday. Shoppers will notice some changes in the Edwardsville store, closed nearly a year. By ANDREWM. SEDER [email protected] The store’s soft opening is Monday but plans are being made for an official grand opening on Sept. 8. Sales, thank you ceremonies for local emergency responders and character appearances are being discussed for the event. G R A N D O P E N I N G tain, Luzerne County (nowLack- awanna County) in 1867. Not wanting to follow his family in farming, he attended the Fair- view Academy and the Polytech- nic Institute, becoming a teacher but earning so little money that a job change to a Scranton grocery store increased his income sub- stantially. By age 21 he had graduated from the Eastman Business Col- lege in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He then became a salesman for the Bertels tin ware company of Wilkes-Barre. Impressed by the success of the growing Woolworth chain of retail stores, he decided to use the $8,000 he had saved and en- ter that business. In the Midwest he first part- nered with John G. McCrory, who was starting what would be- come a major chain of stores. Then in 1897 Kresge went to De- troit and opened the first store under his own name, bearing the slogan “Nothing over 10 cents.” The business succeeded mag- nificently and spread across the United States. By 1912 Kresge had 85 stores bearing his name – including one in downtown Wilkes-Barre, near his birthplace. What accounted for that suc- cess? In 1957 Kresge’s son, Stanley Kresge, gavea speechinwhichhe quoted his father as having said of his career: “I had the right idea at the right time and in the right place.” That ideawas abigMainStreet type of store full of low-price ev- eryday items placed so the cus- tomers could see and examine them and pretty much serve themselves. With standardized goods, no delivery and the employment of young women as clerks, over- head was held down. Timing is everything Kresge wasn’t alone in his vi- sion of what America needed. By 1912, when his stores incorporat- ed, there were growing national chains under the name of McCro- ry (his old partner), Woolworth, Kirby, Kress, Newberry, McClel- lan, Murphy and many more, though Kresge had one of the largest. The merger of Wool- worth and Kirby at that time cre- atedthe heavyweight of the pack, a 300-store mega-chain. Said Stanley Kresge in his speech, what these men had in common was “the abilities to rec- ognize that the time was ripe for the fulfillment of their ambi- tions.” Others have noticed the meet- ingof theright idea withtheright times. “This is a phenomenoncreated by the larger economy,” said An- thony Liuzzo, professor of busi- ness at Wilkes University. Liuzzo pointed out the need for more and cheaper goods in the turbulent and sometimes de- pressed economy of the post-Civ- il War era. “There was an explo- sion of retail shopping in the late 19th century.” The Kresge chain, with its dis- tinctive red signs bearing the name “S.S. Kresge,” continued to grow. Locally, a Pittston store was es- tablished. In Wilkes-Barre, Kresge’s occupied an odd Y- shaped structure with one front on Public Square and another just around the corner on South Main Street, divided in two by a triangular curved-front building. In that burgeoning downtown of the early 20th century, Kresge’s immediate neighbors in- cluded “five and dime” competi- tors Kirby’s, McCrory’s (Kresge’s old partner) and Neisner’s, as well as the more traditional Bos- ton Store. “It was an industry full of copy- cats,” said Liuzzo. “You had to be first and aggressive.” A typical Kresge store of the 20th century was large enough to accommodate housewares, clothing, toiletries, school suppli- es andhardware items, mostly on open counters, with sales clerks strategically placed. Like other variety stores, they tended to be just one or two floors, differing from the multi- story department stores of that era. The customer could get in and out fast. Children were drawn to the Kresge stores by the big toy de- partments, and the weary shop- per couldrelax at a lunchcounter or in a full-scale restaurant, often with table service. Satisfying, low cost Shopping was made as pleas- ant as possible. The local Kresge’s was among the first area stores to install air conditioning. But the emphasis was on low prices. It was not until 1917 – 20 years after their founding – that the Kresge stores had to go be- yond the five-and-dime model and raise some prices to15 cents. Afewyears later the top price be- came 25 cents, and for a time Kresge operated a separate chain of stores withsome items costing an astonishing $1. In the post-World War II era Kresge began modernizing its stores. The Wilkes-Barre store was gutted and completely re- habbed in 1955, attracting Sebas- tian S. Kresge for the reopening. Employees were treated well, with paid vacations of up to one month coming in early as a bene- fit, along with annual bonuses. A pension plan appeared in 1941, and in 1960 the company started an employee stock pur- chase plan. Growth and change continued into the later 20th century. As shopping centers and malls drew people away from the old down- towns, the Kresge company moved to meet the challenge. Changed with the times While some other chains kept tothe “mainstreet” store concept or sold out to rivals, Kresge in 1962 began developing the Kmart mega-stores in shopping centers, offering a greater variety of goods, including furniture and electronics. Despite the demands of busi- ness, Kresge never forgot the so- ciety that helped to make success possible. In 1924 he allocated $1.6 million to start The Kresge Foun- dation, which put up money – of- ten through a challenge grant or other innovative means – to help communities through what it calls “strategic philanthropy.” That could include anything from pro- moting the fine arts to aiding hos- pital expansion to helping conser- vation projects. In 2010 it put $158 millioninto grants. Kresge headed the foundation early on, and then became treasurer. In 1966, not long after that transition to Kmart, the 99-year- old Sebastian S. Kresge died at his home of many years at Moun- tainhome in Monroe County. His legacy continued. In Wyoming Valley, Kmarts ap- peared in the 1970s, with the last of the old Kresge stores (long past their five-and-dime stage) fi- nally closing their doors in the early 1980s. Competitors that had not al- ready vanished soon followed. The era of the downtown dis- count-priced variety store had ended, but the “K” from Kresge’s lived on. KRESGE Continued from Page 1A The development of national chain variety stores in the late 19th and early 20th century owed much to eastern Pennsylvania. The F.M. Kirby chain, which even- tually merged with the F.W. Wool- worth chain, began in Wilkes-Barre when Fred Morgan Kirby arrived from upstate New York and opened a store on East Market Street. Woolworth’s brother, Charles S. Woolworth, opened his first store in Scranton. Sebastian S. Kresge, founder of the Kresge store chain, was born at Bald Mountain, Luzerne County (now Lackawanna County) in 1867. He opened his first stores in the Midwest, but eventually opened several in Wyoming Valley. His company is now represented by the Kmart chain. John G. McCrory, founder of the nation- wide McCrory chain, was born in York, Pa. He opened his first stores in western Pennsylvania and eventually owned several in Wyoming Valley. Early in his career he partnered with Sebastian S. Kresge. Samuel H. Kress opened his first store in Nanticoke. The chain eventually spread all over the East. J.J. Newberry, from Stroudsburg, opened his first stores in eastern Pennsylvania. Early in his career he worked for Samuel H. Kress and in the Boston Store, of Wilkes- Barre. -- Tom Mooney R O O T S I N P E N N S Y LVA N I A COURTESY OF LUZERNE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY SS Kresge Co. store on Public Square in Wilkes Barre as it looked in the 1950s. 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Neil Armstrong’s first words from the moon were heard all over Earth, and Earth heard this: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for man- kind.” But Armstrong said immedi- ately after the 1969 landing that he had been misquoted. He said he actually said, “That’s one small step for ‘a’ man.” It’s just that people just didn’t hear it. The astronaut acknowledged during a 30th anniversary gath- ering in1999 that he didn’t hear himself say it either when he lis- tened to the transmission from the July 20, 1969, moon landing. “The ‘a’ was intended,” Arm- strong said. “I thought I said it. I can’t hear it when I listen on the radio reception here on Earth, so I’ll be happy if you just put it in parentheses.” Although no one in the world heard the “‘a,” some research backs Armstrong. In 2006, a computer analysis found evidence that Armstrong said what he said he said. Peter Shann Ford, an Austra- lian computer programmer, ran a software analysis looking at sound waves and found a wave that would have been the mis- sing “a.” It lasted 35 millise- conds, much too quick to be heard. Missing ‘a’ found at last The Associated Press words after becoming the first person to set foot on the surface are etched in history books and the memories of those who heard them in a live broadcast. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” Armstrong said. (Armstrong insisted later that he had said “a” before man, but said he, too, couldn’t hear it in the version that went to the world.) In those first few moments on the moon, during the climax of a heated space race with the Soviet Union, Armstrong stopped in what he called “a tender mo- ment” and left a patch to com- memorate NASA astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts who had died in action. “It was special and memorable but it was only instantaneous be- cause there was work to do,” Armstrong told an Australian tel- evision interviewer this year. Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the lunar surface, collecting samples, conducting experi- ments and taking photographs. “The sights were simply mag- nificent, beyond any visual expe- rience that I had ever been ex- posed to,” Armstrong once said. The moonwalk marked Amer- ica’s victory in the Cold War space race that began Oct. 4, 1957, with the launch of the Sovi- et Union’s Sputnik1, a184-pound satellite that sent shock waves around the world. Although he had been a Navy fighter pilot, a test pilot for NA- SA’s forerunner andanastronaut, Armstrong nev- er allowed him- self to be caught up in the celebrity and glamour of the space pro- gram. “I am, and ev- er will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer,” he saidin2000inone of his rare pub- lic appearances. “And I take a substantial amount of pride in the accomplishments of my pro- fession.” Fellow Ohioan and astronaut John Glenn, one of Armstrong’s closest friends, recalled Saturday how Armstrong was down to the last 15 seconds to 35 seconds of fuel when he finally brought the Eagle down on the Sea of Tran- quility. “That showed a dedication to what he was doingthat was admi- rable,” Glenn said. A man who kept away from cameras, Armstrong went public in 2010 with his concerns about President Barack Obama’s space policy that shiftedattentionaway from a return to the moon and emphasized private companies developing spaceships. He testi- fied before Congress, and in an email to The Associated Press, Armstrong said he had “substan- tial reservations,” and along with more than two dozen Apollo-era veterans, he signed a letter call- ingthe plana “misguidedpropos- al that forces NASAout of human space operations for the foresee- able future.” Armstrong was among the greatest of American heroes, Obama said in a statement. “When he and his fellow crew members lifted off aboard Apollo 11in1969, they carriedwiththem the aspirations of an entire na- tion. They set out to show the world that the American spirit can see beyond what seems un- imaginable — that with enough drive and ingenuity, anything is possible,” Obama said. Obama’s Republican opponent Mitt Romney echoed those senti- ments, calling Armstrong an Americanhero whose passionfor space, science and discovery will inspire himfor the rest of his life. “With courage unmeasured and unbounded love for his coun- try, he walked where man had never walked before. The moon will miss its first son of earth,” Romney said. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden recalled Armstrong’s grace and humility. “As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be in- cluded in them, remembered for taking humankind’s first small step ona worldbeyondour own,” Bolden said in a statement. Armstrong’s modesty and self- effacing manner never faded. When he appeared in Dayton in 2003 to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of powered flight, he bounded onto a stage before 10,000 people packed into a baseball stadium. But he spoke for only a few seconds, did not mention the moon, and quickly ducked out of the spotlight. He later joined Glenn, by then a senator, to lay wreaths on the graves of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Glenn introduced Arm- strong and noted it was 34 years to the day that Armstrong had walked on the moon. The mannedlunar landing was a boon to the prestige of the Unit- ed States, which had been locked in a space race with the former Soviet Union, and re-establish- ed U.S. pre-eminence in sci- ence and technology, Elliott said. “The fact that we were able to see it and be a part of it means that we are in our own way witnesses to history,” he said. The 1969 landing met an au- dacious deadline that Presi- dent John F. Kennedy had set in May 1961, shortly after Alan Shepard became the first American in space with a 15- minute suborbital flight. (Sovi- et cosmonaut Yuri A. Gagarin had orbited the Earth and bea- ten the U.S. into space the pre- vious month.) The end-of-decade goal was met with more than five months to spare. ARMSTRONG Continued from Page 1A AP PHOTO Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, the first men to land on the moon, plant the U.S. flag on the lunar surface in their epic landing July 20, 1969. Armstrong C M Y K THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 PAGE 11A ➛ N E W S CLICK ➛ timesleader.com FRONTIER COMMUNITY APPRECIATION WEEK RIVERFRONT CONCERT FEATURING SHAKEDOWN KING’S COLLEGE CITYSERVE DAY PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER Frontier Communications hosted a variety of events during ‘Community Appreciation Week’ through Sat- urday, including a free car wash. Participating were Fron- tier employee Wayne Devine, left, with retired Frontier employee Herb Lasman and his granddaughter Toni Ama- to, 10. AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER The Riverfront Parks Committee sponsored a free concert featuring the band Shakedown on Friday at the River Common’s Amphithe- atre. Shakedown is a party rock band that plays rock ’n’ roll favor- ites from the 50s to present. Enjoying the music were Pat Chiverel- la, left, Irene Redding and Corrine Simon. FRED ADAMS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER About 500 first-year King’s College students Friday took part in CitySERVE, a one-day volunteer community service day. Students helping beautify the city included Austin Cowperthwait, left, and Tino Byrd. PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER Frontier employees Cathy Davies, left, and Mary Grenev- ich AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER Christina Musto, left, Theresa Musto and Dolores Ramiza FRED ADAMS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER Chris Chapin, left, and Matt Sipsky PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER Frontier employees Ted Wilson, left, and Marty McGuire AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER Marianne and Len Matysczak FRED ADAMS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER Colleen Nergen, left, and Jessie Natale PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER Joe, left, and Ronnie Kasmark with Ted Wilson’s dog, Paige AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER Jill and Gus Price, 4 FRED ADAMS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER Paul Ofcharsky, left, and Ed McNichol PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER Frontier employees Tina Mayevski, left, and Debbie Stra- ley AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER Tom and Irene Moran FRED ADAMS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER Katie Brunwasser, left, and Mary Katherine Evans C M Y K PAGE 12A SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com ➛ N E W S plex with her son and husband. Is she feeling safe? “Not really,” said Ward, 43, and a resident there for four months. She thinks management should do more stringent background checks on applicants and would like to see a crime watch. Management mum A manager at Sherman Hills, located off Coal Street, declined to answer any of a reporter’s questions last week but agreed to meet with a reporter this week. Attempts to reach the owner of Hanover Village – Virginia-based Hanover Village Associates – were unsuccessful. The address for the owner and Hercules Real Estate Services – the manage- ment company – on company websites are identical. A woman in the office at Ha- nover Village refused to answer any questions and said the man- ager was on vacation. She also re- fused to provide a rental applica- tion to a reporter. Attempts toreacharepresenta- tive of Bronx, N.Y.-based owner Sherman Hills Realty also were unsuccessful. Some feel entitled A 26-year-old Sherman Hills resident said he’s been squirrel- ingawaymoneyfor ahousedown payment and moving his family out. He pointed to bullet holes in his patiodoorframe andinthe ex- terior wall below a second-floor window. “I believe public housing is supposed to be to help you get on your feet so you can achieve more,” said the man, who de- clined to give his name because he’s afraid of becoming a target of criminals. But he thinks some feel entit- led to live there and find it easier to make money through criminal activity. He fears that lawless mindset has become pervasive. In addition to the man’s apart- ment being shot at three weeks ago, a stabbing on Aug. 1, an as- sault with a shotgun on July 4, a shooting on June 16, and an as- sault on a pregnant woman on May 27 are among several inci- dents at the complex in the past three months. People living near Hanover Vil- lage and Sherman Hills blame much of the crime in their neigh- borhoods on project residents and their visitors. Several residents of Hanover Hills, an upscale community ad- jacent to Hanover Village, com- plainedto township commission- ers at their August 13 meeting. “I don’t feel safe living in my own home,” one Highland Drive resident told commissioners. Residents told commissioners that since Easter, they’ve had to deal with arson, knocked-down fences, stolen property and nu- merous acts of vandalism. Resi- dents said they reported it to the apartment complex managers, but management told them that there’s nothing they can do. Commissioners toldthemthey plan to file a complaint with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, which subsidizes and regulates the complexes. Commissioner Chairman Al Bagusky said Friday code, fire and police department heads have been inspecting the com- plex to prepare the formal com- plaint. He said commissioners also in- tend to try to arrange a meeting with Hanover Village officials to discuss the problems. Chief: Escalating violence Hanover Township Police Chief Al Walker said Hanover Vil- lage has been part of the commu- nity for years. “There has always been issues at that apartment complex, al- ways been problems with crime. There are hundreds of residents located in a small area and just by those numbers, you’re going to create some instances.” Hanover Village has 152 units while Sherman Hills – the largest complexinLuzerne County –has 344. “What has changed in Hanover Village is the severity of the crimes that are occurring,” Walk- er said. “We’ve had assaults and all kinds of fights back when I was on patrol. The difference now, opposedtothefistfights, are the shootings and stabbings. It’s that increase in violence that is occurring there.” Walker said Hanover Village is a constricted area with only one access off East Division Street. There was a second access from Knox Street until the early 1980s when residents of Hanover Hills, a neighborhood of single-family homes with lush green grass and swing sets, complained about in- creased pedestrian and vehicle traffic. A wood barricade now blocks access. Walker said while most resi- dents are law-abiding, there are tenants whocohabitatewithindi- viduals not on the lease. “You have individuals from outside the area cohabitating with tenants up there allowing them to stay. They’re bringing in that bigger city attitude that our area is not used to. I believe that is causing the escalation of vio- lence,” the chief said. “A healthy percentage of resi- dents up there are not involved in criminal activity but it doesn’t take many individuals to ruin the whole neighborhood. That is what is happening up there. You have good apartments and a few not so good apartments, and it’s causing the escalation of vio- lence,” Walker added. Wilkes-Barre Police Chief Ge- rard Dessoye echoed Walker’s viewpoint on subsidized housing and expressed concern that crim- inals were preyinguponlaw-abid- ing tenants. “The problem with Sherman Hills is twofold. It’s a city withina cityandpeopletheretryingtoget a legupand(who) needa helping hand to get out of poverty are vic- timized. Tothe criminal element, they look at these tenants as poor people and nobody cares about them,” he said. The Sherman Hills layout cre- ates problems for patrols, Des- soye said. The buildings are on roads that turn and lead to dead- ends as opposed to Boulevard Townhomes, which run parallel between South Welles Street and South Wilkes-Barre Boulevard. “The logistics of doing(police) operations in Sherman Hills makes it difficult,” Dessoye said. “It’s a maze for people. The de- sign of that complex makes en- forcement a little more challeng- ing. …If I were chasingyouinany of those buildings, there are 100 places for you to go. If I were chasing you at Boulevard Town- homes, there are limited places for you to run,” he said. Residents’ suggestions Three men talking on the lawn near the rental office all agreed morepolicepresenceis neededat the complex. They blame prob- lems onpeople fromout of the ar- ea and real estate moguls more concerned with profits than resi- dent safety. “If real estate developers wouldn’t take all these people out of the ghetto and the big city, you wouldn’t have all this crime here,” said a 57-year-old resident who declined to give his name. He wants city police to have a 24-hour presence at the complex and focus their attention on younger people walking around the site rather than questioning folks closer to his age about whether they live there. His friend, a 44-year-old man living in the same building, said he would like to see more patrols driving through and drug-sniff- ing K-9 patrols walking through. “The cops need to get off their butts and spend more time here,” he said. COMPLEXES Continued from Page 1A Hanover Village • Plans to construct Hanover Village were announced in Sep- tember 1968 when the late U.S. Rep. Daniel Flood announced the Federal Housing Administration reserved funds for the rent sup- plement apartment complex on 15 acres once owned by the Glen Alden Coal Company off Division Street. • Construction of the $2.2 million, 10-garden style apartment build- ings with 150 units, began in late 1969. • Tropical Storm Agnes that flood- ed the Wyoming Valley suspended construction in June 1972. The flood also changed Hanover Vil- lage’s purpose for low-to-moder- ate income families and began accepting families that had their homes destroyed. • The first tenant to sign a lease at Hanover Village was Bernard Rubin on Oct. 9, 1972. Rubin’s house in Wilkes-Barre’s Riverside Park was consumed by the swollen Susquehanna River, according to The Times Leader archives. • Sixty-eight families affected by Tropical Storm Agnes moved into Hanover Village in the following weeks. Sherman Hills • The devastation of Tropical Storm Agnes and the emergent need for housing created the Sherman Hills Housing Devel- opment on 22 acres of land off Coal and North Empire streets in Wilkes-Barre. The $8 million con- struction project consisted of an eight story Sherman Terrace with 104 apartments for the elderly and disabled and eight garden-style, three story apartment buildings with 241 apartments. • The first scoops of dirt at the groundbreaking for Sherman Hills were thrown on Oct. 21, 1974, by Flood and the late Gov. Milton Shapp. Sherman Hills was con- structed for moderate income families and received its first tenants in January 1976. • The area was once landscaped with mine shafts and was heavily strip mined in the early 1900s. An incinerator was constructed and the city used the land as a landfill in the 1930s before trucking gar- bage at the East Side Landfill opened in Plains Township in the 1950s. T H E H I S T O R Y AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER Children play outside a Hanover Village apartment on a sunny afternoon last week. Wilkes-Barre police reports for Sherman Hills: Aug. 1: Erik Steadele, 22, and Eric Williams, 22, both of Wilkes-Barre, were charged with stabbing Joel Steinruck in Building 320. July 25: An unknown person fired several shots at apartments 403 and 404 in Building 308. No in- juries were reported. July 11: Police charged Daniel Ebert, 38, of Lawrence Street, Wilkes-Barre, with possession of heroin and cocaine after leaving a building in Sherman Hills. June 30: Police charged Amity Potichko, 39, of Hanover Township, after heroin was allegedly found in her purse while sitting in a vehicle with a child in Sherman Hills. June 16: Police said a man was shot in the apartment complex. May 31: Police arrested Natalie Thomas, 24, Melvin Hall, both of Wilkes-Barre, and DeJuane Gause, of Pittston, with breaking into an apartment in Building 324. May 27: Police charged DeJuane Gause, 26, of Pittston, and Natalie Thomas, 24, of Wilkes-Barre, with assaulting a pregnant woman. March 17: Police charged Richard Mitchell, 35, of Wilkes-Barre, after a firearm with an altered serial number was found inside an apart- ment in Building 320. Police were investigating a burglary at anoth- er apartment when the firearm was found. March 4: Police arrested Keon Tyler, 23, on charged he was driv- ing with a suspended license when he was stopped for a traffic vio- lation in the apartment complex. Jan. 14: A man delivering food from Great Wall Chinese restau- rant told police he was robbed by a gunman at Building 320. Jan. 2: A man delivering food from Tin-Tin Chinese restaurant told police he was robbed inside Building 320. Dec. 28: A delivery employee from Golden Palace Chinese res- taurant told police he was robbed in front of Building 320. Dec. 27: A delivery employee from Great Wall Chinese restau- rant told police he was robbed inside Building 316. Dec. 26: A delivery employee from Great Wall Chinese restau- rant told police he was robbed at gunpoint inside Building 328. October 2008: State and local drug agents arrested 14 members of a street gang they called the Long Island Boys that distributed a large amount of heroin in the apartment complex from Decem- ber 2007 through 2008. June 19, 2008: Aaron Baxter, 23, known as Rockstar, was killed in a shooting inside Building 332. Police at the time said they sus- pected Baxter, of Philadelphia, was shot during a drug deal. Hanover Township police reports for Hanover Village: Aug. 19: Police charged Peter F. McCoy Sr., 28, of Wilkes-Barre, with drug and traffic offenses after a traffic stop in Hanover Village. McCoy allegedly threw a bag containing marijuana after he was stopped when he drove the wrong way in the apartment com- plex. July 28: Khauri McPhail, 25, and Sean McPhail, 26, both of New York, were shot near Building 1 during a fight involving 15 to 20 people. June 7: Police arrested Kristen Martin, 26, after allegedly finding 378 heroin packets in her apart- ment at 508 Hanover Village. June 2: Bashier Edwards, 19, of Madison Street, Wilkes-Barre, told police he was assaulted while walking in Hanover Village. He was treated at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. April 29: Police investigated gunfire in the 600 block of Hanov- er Village. Shell casings were found on the ground. Jan. 1: Melissa Brown told police she was assaulted by several females while she was walking to her apartment. May 20, 2011: James Cooper, of Scranton, shot and killed Shana Bagley, 25, and wounded Bagley’s husband, Bradley, 27, and Thomas Harris, age unknown. Police be- lieve Cooper was upset over losing custody of his daughter and in- tended to kill the child’s mother, Shaundra Langille. R E C E N T P O L I C E L O G O N T H E C O M P L E X E S AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER A bullet hole (near the brick wall, about 8 inches from the ground) can be seen in the doorframe of a sliding glass door of an apart- ment at Sherman Hills in Wilkes-Barre. A child was sleeping near the door when bullets struck the home a few weeks ago, a tenant said. Despite residents’ misgivings, Wilkes-Barre Crime Watch Coa- lition President Charlotte Raup said she thinks a crime watch would be effective at complexes like Sherman Hills and Hanover Village. “How would they know you’re part of a crime watch?” Raup said in response to some resi- dents’ fear of retaliation. “We don’t have crime watch tattoos. All you have to do is re- port incidents and suspicious ac- tivity to police. You can be anon- ymous,” Raup said. Raupaddedthat it’s important for management to support a crime watch at housing com- plexes. She said an official from the Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority attends crime watch meetings at public housing complexes, but management at Sherman Hills has not been as supportive and doesn’t attend meetings. “We had a crime watch there for the last 15 years. We meet the third Monday at 2 p.m. This Monday, there was no one there. … They don’t advertise it, they’re not proactive. I asked management for support. She said, ‘I can’t pull people out of a hat,’ ” Raup said. Tenant screening an issue Some residents also said more vigorous tenant screening would lower crime. John Sullivan, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Hous- ing and Urban Development, which subsidiz- es the rents of low- to moder- ate-income res- idents, said managers are required to check criminal histories of ap- plicants. Sullivan said applications from applicants or members of their households who are life- time-registered sex offenders or have been evicted for drug-relat- ed criminal activity in the previ- ous three years must be rejected. However, managers have dis- cretion to make exceptions for people who can show evidence of drug rehabilitation. Public housing authorities al- so must adhere to a one-strike- and-you’re-out policy for tenants who commit crimes or violate rules. Private housing managers have more discretion on whom they can admit, said HUD spo- keswoman Lisa Wolfe. “HUD creates guidelines, but it’s up to the management com- panies themselves (to decide on) a low no-tolerance policy,” Wolfe said. Raup and several residents don’t think private subsidized manager should have such dis- cretion. “The housing authorities have a very, very strict process in (screening) people. Sherman Hills, it’s just a money maker. It’s just for profit, and they don’t care,” Raup said. Management of Sherman Hills declined comment but agreed to meet with a reporter this week. Closed-circuit security Deryck Bratton, a former FBI agent who has been working as security director at the Luzerne County Housing Authority since 2009, said closed-circuit securi- ty systems are becoming in- creasingly popular with housing complex managers and owners as a good crime deterrent. Bratton said the county hous- ing authority invested about $300,000 in camera surveillance systems at most of the author- ity’s 11 complexes. Bratton acknowledged that much of the crime at housing complexes initiates with people who live there “without autho- rization.” He said he reviews video foot- age of the exteriors of apart- ments when management re- ceives a complaint that an unau- thorized person is living there and he has successfully used the video footage in eviction pro- ceedings. He said it’s hard to quantify the deterrent effect of the cam- eras on crime, but he said pro- viding video clips to Exeter po- lice has aided in the conviction of several criminals. Sullivan said HUD has no grant money for such a crime- prevention measure, but munici- palities might be eligible for fed- eral Community Development Block Grant money that’s fun- neled through the state. Wilkes-Barre Administrative Coordinator Drew McLaughlin said that with recent cuts to Community Development fund- ing and further cuts anticipated in coming years, “financing in- stallation of security cameras for a privately owned facility would not be a priority of the adminis- tration with the funds available.” “The private operator should bear the cost burden of such a proactive security measure,” McLaughlin said. Support vital for housing complex crime watch, activist says Sherman Hills management has not cooperated, says the local watch chief. By STEVE MOCARSKY [email protected] Raup I f you’re a genealogist with ancestors living in the Mountain Top area (or even if you aren’t) you’ll enjoy the new “Mountain Top” book, part of the Images of America series by Arcadia Publishers. Mountain Top is most of the area in southeastern Luzerne County between Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton, the main roads of which are state Route 309 and Interstate 81. It’s primarily the town- ships of Fairview, Wright, Rice, Dor- rance and Slocum and the borough of Nuangola. The book offers a capsule history of the area followed by 166 pages of his- toric photos, all of which are heavily researched (complete with dates) and nicely captioned. It’s by Joseph Kubic, Darlene Miller- Lanning and the Mountain Top Histor- ical Society. Kubic has authored several other books on Mountain Top history. Miller-Lanning is director of the Hope- Horn Gallery at the University of Scranton. Priced at $21.99, it will be available starting tomorrow at local retailers, online booksellers or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing- .com or (888) 313-2665. As a genealogist, what I like about this book is precisely what I like about the other local books in the series: it offers visual images of the everyday world of many of our ancestors. You’ll see the streets and homes where they lived, the schools they attended, the roads they traveled, the railroads they worked on and the churches in which they worshiped. Don’t forget to look for other books in Arcadia’s local series, including Nanticoke, Scranton, the trolley cars and Wilkes-Barre postcards. Genealogy Club News: The North- east Pennsylvania Genealogical Society will be busier than ever next month. First, the research library in the socie- ty’s headquarters at the Hanover Green Cemetery, Main Road, Hanover Town- ship, will be open on Mondays the 10th, 17th and 24th 4 to 8 p.m. The society credits “the huge response of researchers that took advantage of our Monday night research opportunities this past summer.” The club will also open its 2012-2013 series of programs with “The Legacy of Nursing in Northeastern Pennsylva- nia,” presented by Jessica Reeder, ar- chivist of the Center for Nursing Histo- ry of Northeastern Pennsylvania at Misericordia University. The program will highlight the contribution of nurs- es and the impact of nursing on the area’s history. The meeting, open to the public, is in room106 of the McGowan Building on the campus of King’s Col- lege at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25. The society’s digitization effort for local records is continuing. For the latest information on available records go to the society’s website www.nepg- s.org and click on “records preserva- tion.” In fact, every time you go there you’ll find new materials. Correction: Several readers have pointed out that I was wrong in saying “Family Tree Magazine” is not available on newsstands. The Barnes & Noble bookstore in Wilkes-Barre Township, just off Mundy Street, carries the “bi- ble” of genealogy. Barnes & Noble has been a friend to genealogists and histo- rians for many years. News Notes: The Genealogical Re- search Society of Northeastern Penn- sylvania has an interesting program coming up. On Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Nan- cy McDonald will offer “If You Can Play Scranton, You Can Play Any- where.” Though it’s not generally re- called today, the coal-region towns of decades past were famed as places where stage shows of all kinds could find tough but appreciative audiences. The society’s meetings take place at the Research Center, 1100 Main St., Peckville. Call (570) 383-7661 for information on joining the group and on its many activities. A Google map is available. TOM MOONEY O U T O N A L I M B Mountain Top’s history traced in book’s images Tom Mooney is a Times Leader genealogy columnist. Reach him at [email protected] C M Y K PEOPLE S E C T I O N B timesleader.com THE TIMES LEADER SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 S uzy Kaminski is the author of the childrens book, “Our Forever Home – Tails of the Cozy Red Barn.” She uses the pen name of Penny Hart. Kaminski, 66, also owned Abby’s Doggone Good Gourmet Cookies in Mountain Top and recently retired fromthe business. Suzy graduated from Chadsey HighSchool inDetroit, Mich., andreceivedher associate’s degree inbusiness administrationwithelectives takeninfineart at LuzerneCoun- tyCommunityCollege. Shelives inMountainTopwithher husband, Karl and their dog, Carmella. They have two children: Karla and Karl. You obviously have a passion for animals that is evident with your past dog cookie business and the themes present in your book. What is the book about and how did it come about? “As I was coming to the end of my business career I decided that I really wanted to write a book. I wanted to craft a book for children in a day and age when many kids and peo- ple do not have a home of their own duetomanycircumstances. This bookis a tale about children told through animals and their words. The story shows how the characters cometofindgoodness andshel- ter in a cozy red barn and all of the animals come together in diversity regardless of who they are or where they came from. Its basic theme is that if you try to get along with others you will be happy in life. It is for all faiths and relates to all beliefs. I want ev- eryone to relate to the story so I do not alienate anyone due to religion, race or any beliefs. It has many themes that are dealt with in tender and caring ways. The book deals with bullying, diversity, love, death and life to name a fewthemes. It is a wonderful sto- ry that is a result of my own personal hard- ships told through gentle animals repre- senting children in unfortunate circum- stances. My husband Karl constantly prompted me to write the story. The defining moment and inspiration for the story and title came one evening in our own cozy red barn. My husbandwas feedingour one-eyedArabian stallion, Prince, who had lost his eye through abuse, and he called me to see something. There was a one-eyed mouse gathering bits of food that had fallen from Prince’s mouth. It was a one-eyed mouse sharing corn with a one-eyed horse. That was it. The first chapters of my story were born.” You mentioned that your dog cookie business was a passion for years. What D O N C A R E Y / T H E T I M E S L E A D E R MEET SUZY KAMINSKI See MEET, Page 2B When Dave Donnini grew up in Wilkes-Barre, he was surrounded by a family involved in the community. “I learned from both my mom and dad, how important it is to help others,” said Donnini, whose father Joe Donnini is a member of UNICO, the organization of people of Italian- American heritage who focus on charity in the community. UNICO was founded in 1922 “to engage in charitable works, support higher educa- tion, and perform patriotic deeds” with chapters around the country. In Luzerne County, UNICOis best known for sponsor- ing an annual scholastic football game but the organization does other service work in the community and celebrates unity. “I can remember the summer picnics at Harveys Lake, the father-and-son dinners at Aldino’s (a former Wilkes-Barre restau- rant), macaroni dinners, the UNICO foot- ball games,” Donnini said. UNICOleft a lasting impression on Dave Donnini and at the UNICO National Con- vention earlier this month he was elected national president of the Italian American service organization. Donnini, 40, is the second youngest person to hold the title of UNICO national president. As president, Donnini oversees 134 UNI- CO chapters in the U.S. and more than 7,000 members. His position is volunteer. He has the distinction of being the second Wilkes-Barre native to have that honor; in 1988 Frank Castrignano Sr. was UNICOna- tional president. Donnini’s father, Joe, has been a mem- ber of the organization since the 1960s . “My father was chapter president of Wilkes-Barre in 1980,” said Donnini, who is a graduate of GAR High School and King’s College. “In 2001, my dad asked me to come to a meeting at the Woodlands. Ev- er since then, I got more involved and started chairing different events.” Donnini said he co-chaired UNICO’s an- nual pig roast with his father and he helped run the Miss UNICO pageant. He said about a year after joining UNICO he was asked to run for treasurer and won. He was elected 1st vice president in 2004 and held that position until 2005 when he moved to Redondo Beach. After selling his business, Copacatana, which had locations in Wilkes-Barre, Dal- las and Edwardsville, Donnini became a li- censed Realtor with RE/MAX in Redondo Beach, California. He joined the Los Angeles Chapter of UNICO National and his father said “he turned the chapter around.” Donnini said he gradually climbed the UNICO ladder, serving in several positions with the na- tional organization over the last five years. That culminated with his election as presi- dent this year at the UNICO National Con- vention on Marco Island, Florida. His father, owner of Donnini’s Hair Ser- vices on South Main Street, said the family is very proud of Dave’s accomplishments. “The national organization noticed what he did at the Los Angeles chapter,” said Joe Donnini. “My daughter, Deanna, is now president of the LA chapter.” U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, hon- ored the newUNICOnational president on the House floor with remarks entered into the Congressional record. “It is an honor to recognize Mr. Donnini and his involvement in an organization that has given so much to the community,” Barletta said. “I have had the esteemed privilege of attending many UNICOevents in my congressional district, including pig roasts and charity events, and proudly wit- nessed the positive impact the group’s ef- forts have made in my community. “UNICOis one organization that has and still helps out many great causes,” said Dave Donnini. Shown at the UNICO swearing in ceremony are Dave Donnini’s brother, Joe Donnini Jr.; sister, Deanna Donnini; his father Joe Donnini Sr.; his mother, Ann Donnini; immediate past national UNICO President Glenn Pettinato. A UNICO family Area native Dave Donnini named national president BILL O’BOYLE [email protected] UNICO REGIONAL MEETING The UNICO Eastern Regional Meeting will be held at The Woodlands Inn and Resort, Plains Township, Nov. 8-9. C M Y K PAGE 2B SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com ➛ P E O P L E • Fully Remodeled • Newly Furnished • Rates starting at $1,200 per month • Locally owned and operated 120 Martz Manor, Plymouth, PA 18651 Visit our website at www.plymouth-manor.com 570-779-2730 Call For A Tour “Choosing a personal care home for a parent is stressful. 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Students were asked to collect donations from family and friends to sponsor them in jumping rope as many times as they could in two minutes. The event was a success and the schools were able to raise almost $2,000. Top earners from Schuyler Avenue (above), from left: Ray Whalen, principal; Lucas Brown; Davis Booth; Kayla Sincavage; Ker- styn Thomas; Maddox Hass; Jacob Stitzer; and Cella. Top earners from Third Avenue (below), from left, first row, are Rebecca Bran- dreth, Alex Kobusky and Michaela Holmstrom. Second row: Sydney Rush, Josh Wilkins, Collin Uter and Conner Uter. Students raise money for Heart Association are some of the other things you like to do? “Most everything I en- joy revolves around animals. My husband and I like to ride horses. I also love to cook gourmet foods and decorate cakes. The cookie business was a real passion as we ranit for16years andenjoyedit ve- ry much. Our previous dog, Abby, was mybest friendandtheinspira- tion for the name.” What are some of the ways that you have shared the joy of your bookwiththepublic?“I have oftenreadpassages fromthebook to kids at various libraries such as in Nuangola and the Mill Memorial Library in Nanticoke. I often read a specific passage that relates to our current dog, Carmella. Wetook inCarmellaafter our belovedAbby passed away. Abby’s veterinarian matched us up to Carmella after tryingevery day for over a week to have us come in and see Carmella. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to take in another dog at the time, but after seeing her for only a fewmoments I knew she was meant to be with us. Carmella had suffered loss of a leg and tail after being hit by a car. She was a stray that was about to be put to sleep until she licked the vet when he was about to adminis- ter the shot. The vet knew she had life left in her after that and thought of my familyas theperfect havenfor her. We have loved her dearly ever since.” Who has been an inspiration in your life aside from your hus- band Karl? “Gertrude Hawk and her work ethic in the business world was a great inspiration. Her work ethic and managing skills were amazing as she constantly produced a quality product. I al- ways tried to imitate her. She is phenomenal.” What do you think needs im- provement or inspiration in Northeastern Pennsylvania? “I would love to see the beat down homes get refurbishedoneby one. I often imagine how these homes looked about 50 years ago as op- posed to the blight of today. They aresimplehomes that needsimple repairs as well as difficult ones.” What is a favorite food you en- joy? “I love vegetable egg foo young with brown gravy.” Do you have a favorite film? “TheEnchantedCottageis afavor- ite of mine. It is another story of the beauty that exists within a placeof safetyandcomfort for two people that are not always viewed pleasantly by the outside world. It tells of a homely maid who tends to an injured ex-GI and they come to see the beauty in each other that escapes the perceptions of other people. It is a lovely story.” Do you have a favorite musi- cianor typeof music?“I reallylike classical music and the songs of Bruno Mars.” What would you say are some of your proudest moments in your life? “I would have to say the recreationof self inhavingmychil- dren. In the business world I would have to say that being nominated as one of Pennsylvania’s Top 50 WomeninBusiness was ahighlight in my career. I was soproudof myfriends that nominated me for that honor. Ev- erything that happened personal- ly and professionally also manifes- ted itself in my children’s book as well. I am extremely proud of the storyI havewovenfrommyexperi- ences.” MEET Continued from Page 1B John Gordon writes about area people for the Meet feature. Reach him at 970-7229. Faculty and students at St. Jude School held a fundraiser to help the Legge family of Mountain Top. Anita Legge, faculty member, is the mother of Nicholas Legge, who was seriously injured in a car accident and will be traveling to Project Walk in California for rehabil- itation. Students in pre-kindergarten through grade 7 gave a dona- tion to play bingo and win donated prizes. Faculty members volun- teered to be the target of water balloons. School families donated money in the name of the teacher they wanted to win. The top three teachers had the honor of being targets. Student names were ran- domly selected to toss the balloons. More than $800 was raised. At the water balloon toss, from left: Anita Legge; Brenda Kolojejchick, third place; Lester Kempinski, first place; Eileen Kempinski, second place; Evette Koshinski, event organizer; and Jeanne Rossi, principal. 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WILKES-BARRE: Polish National Alliance District VII Northeastern Pennsylvania will hold its annual District Com- bined Convention at 1 p.m. on Sept. 23 in the school cafeteria of Our Lady of Hope Church, the former St. Mary of the Maternity Church, 40 Park Ave. The facility is located behind the church. The session is being held in accordance with Section 104 of the Polish National Alliance By-Laws. All District VII councils and lodges are requested to send a full complement of delegates to the meeting. Council presi- dents, secretaries, sales repre- sentatives and interested mem- bers are urged to attend. Frank J. Spula, president, Polish National Alliance; Wes- ley E. Musial, censor; Charles A. Komosa, secretary; and Teresa Cuckoski, director, have been invited. Dinner will follow the session. For more information con- tact Michael Matiko, commis- sioner, at 457-4209. IN BRIEF Curry College, Milton, Mass. Yasmeen Rifai, Dallas. Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Fla. Arielle Burger, Drums Penn State Harrisburg Ryan A. Urzen, Swoyersville. DEANS’ LISTS Tuesday PRINGLE: The Lithuanian Wom- en’s Club of Wyoming Valley, noon, for a picnic at Karen Flan- nery’s garden. Lunch will be at 12:30 p.m. President Martha Warnagiris will preside at a short business meeting. MEETINGS C M Y K PAGE 4B SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com ➛ O C C A S I O N S S urrounded by the most supportive family and friends, Carla Christi- na Palovchak-Miller and Michael Raymond Jagodzinski were united in marriage Nov. 26, 2011, by the Rev. Ann Marie Acacio, friend of the bride. Their intimate ceremony was held by fireside at Carmen’s Country Inn, Drums. The bride is the daughter of the late Christina Kozak Palovchak, Wilkes-Barre, and the late Angelo Monteforte. She is the granddaughter of the late Julius and Lucille Kozak, Wilkes-Barre. The groom is the son of Rosemarie and John Yogi Jagodzinski, George- town, Wilkes-Barre Township. He is the grandson of the late Mildred and John Ondish, Georgetown, Wilkes- Barre Township. Carla was given in marriage by her sister, Patricia Jackloski. Their chil- dren showed their love and support by joining the bridal party. She chose her daughters, Cassandra Lynn Mill- er and Emily Ann Miller, as maids of honor. Hailey Ondish, godchild of the groom, was flower girl. Michael chose his son, Justin Ja- godzinski, as best man. Robert Char- nichko, very close friend of the groom and groom’s son, served as groomsman. Matthew Rader, nephew of the groom, was a junior groom- sman. The couple paid their respects to those who could not be present. Mentioned in prayer were the bride’s parents, the father of her children David J. Miller, the groom’s grandpar- ents and godfather, Raymond Ondish. The first reading, chosen by the cou- ple, was given by the groom’s god- mother, Veronica Navroth, Nanticoke, who is like a second mother to him. The second reading was selected and given by the bride’s very best friend, Laura Fath, Buffalo, N.Y. The blessing was given by the groom’s mother. Thanks to Cathy Kutchi and the staff of Carmen’s Country Inn who hosted a wonderful reception with amazing food, drink and atmosphere. A candy buffet was offered for the guests to enjoy. The evening was entertained by George Rittenhouse Sr. Productions along with his son, George Rittenhouse Jr. The best man and maid of honor, Cassandra Miller, started the evening giving the most beautiful toasts to wish their parents much happiness. The entertainment continued by the groom’s son playing a few songs on his guitar and then by the groom’s father singing polkas. The bride is a 1985 graduate of James M. Coughlin High School. She is a career agent with American Gen- eral Life and Accident Insurance Company. The groom is a 1986 graduate of James M. Coughlin High School. He is a driver for FedEx Ground. Carla and Mike honeymooned in Walt Disney World and reside in Sugar Notch. Palovchak-Miller, Jagodzinski C ourtney Ann Savage and Jason Shatrowskas were united in marriage on Aug. 27, 2011, at The Highlands at Newberry Estates, Dallas, by Judge David Barilla. The bride is the daughter of Robert Savage, Wyoming, and Colette Savage, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the granddaughter of Robert Savage, Phyllis Savage and Gordon Schaefer, Swoyersville, and Edward Biernacki and the late Dorothy Biernacki, Kingston. The groom is the son of Butch and Barbara Shatrowskas, Wyom- ing. He is the grandson of the late Leo and Mary Lulewicz and Stan- ley and Caroline Yankowski, all of Wyoming. The bride was escorted down the aisle and given in marriage by her dad. She chose her long time friends Becky Evansky and Christy Tyson to be her matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were cousin Julie Haller and friends Jennifer Kuna and Mandy Fox. Flower girl was Alexis Savage, cousin of the bride, who walked the couple’s dog and ring bearer Dobie down the aisle. The groom chose his father Butch Shatrowskas as his best man. Groomsmen were Butchie Shatrowskas, brother of the groom; Michael Jordan, cousin of the groom; and friends Brian Sla- vinski and Anthony Santarelli. An evening cocktail party and reception were held at The High- lands at Newberry Estates, Dallas. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at Perugi- no’s Restaurant, Luzerne. The bride was honored by a bridal shower given by her bridal party and family at Apple Tree Terrace, Dallas. The couple traveled to the Rivi- era Maya, Mexico, and their favor- ite city, Chicago, for their honey- moon. The couple resides in Wyoming. Savage, Shatrowskas D r. Mary Blair Long and Michael Anthony Krauson were married on April 28, 2012, at the King’s Col- lege Chapel, Wilkes-Barre, by the Rev. Richard Hockman. The bride is the daughter of Blair E. and Mary Ann Long, Slocum Township. She is the granddaughter of the late Stanley and Frances Nar- savage, Pittston, and the late Wilson and Florence Long, Penn Hills. The groom is the son of Daniel P. and Rosemary Krauson, Shenandoah. He is the grandson of the late Edward and Frances Krauson and the late Andrew and Mary Cohoat, all of Shenandoah. Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her sister, Emily Ann, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mary Zajac, Audrey Zajac and Marga- ret Walsh. Best man was David Krauson, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Thomas McGough, Jason Loft- us, and Ryan Boyle. A dinner reception was held at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre. A bridal shower was hosted by the mothers of the bride and groom and Aunts Bonnie and Marianne at King’s Restaurant, Mountain Top. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom at Theo’s Metro, Kingston. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and a 2005 graduate of King’s College. She earned her doctorate of optometry at Salus University Pennsylvania Col- lege of Optometry in 2009. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Cardinal Brennan High School and a 2004 and 2010 graduate of College Misericordia, where he earned his master of business administration degree. Long, Krauson J esse Bixby and Ivy Priest, Hunlock Creek, were united in the sacrament of marriage on Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Ne- gril, Jamaica, at the Sandals Beach Resort, by the Rev. Ri- chard Ramsay. The groom is the son of Ros- well Bixby Jr., Lake Township, and Deborah Hobbs, Plymouth. He is the grandson of Roswell Bixby Sr. and the late Katherine Bixby, Lake Township. The bride is the daughter of Theresa Letner, Swoyersville. While on their weddingmoon in Jamaica, they climbed the cascading waterfalls and rocky slopes of Dunns River Falls; rode horseback in the country- side and warm waters of the Caribbean Sea; swam to the cliffs of Ricks Cafe; and sped through the forest on bobsleds and ziplines. They enjoyed Jamaica and intend to return on their one- year anniversary of marriage, July 21, 2013. Bixby, Priest J amie Lynn Havard and Peter An- thony Moska Jr. were united in marriage on July 14, 2012, at St. Ma- ria Goretti Church, Laflin, by the Rev. Msgr. Neil J. Van Loon. The bride is the daughter of Robert J. (Jeff) and Carol Havard Sr., Old Boston. She is the granddaughter of the late Pauline Mascelli, Old Boston, and the late David and Rita Havard, Wilkes-Barre. The groom is the son of Sandra Swiontek, Inkerman, and Peter A. Moska Sr., Port Griffith. He is the grandson of Jean Fey and the late Gerard Fey, Inkerman, and the late Peter and Mildred Moska, Inkerman. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She chose her cousin, Leah Lavelle, as her maid of honor and her sister-in-law, Kim Havard, as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Tiffanie Moska, Samantha Mos- ka, sisters of the groom and Angela Hillan, cousin of the bride. Tenley Havard, niece of the bride, was the flower girl. The groom chose his friend, Chris Berti, as best man. Groomsmen were Jarred Swiontek, Paul Moska, broth- ers of the groom, Robert Havard Jr., brother of the bride and Joe Iacona, friend of the groom. Beau Widdick, cousin of the bride, was the ring bearer. Scriptural readings were given by Diane Hillan, godmother and aunt of the bride, and Sherri Petrokonis, cousin of the groom. Gifts were pre- sented by Cathy Morio, aunt of the bride, and Debbie Chikey, godmother and aunt of the groom. Musical selec- tions were provided by Jennifer John- son. A shower was given by the mother of the bride at the Checkerboard Inn Pavilion, Shavertown. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the mother of the groom at Leggios Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant, Plains Township. An evening cocktail hour and recep- tion were held at Via Appia, Taylor. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Pittston Area High School. She is a 2007 graduate of Misericordia Uni- versity with a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education and a specialization in early childhood education. She received a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction in 2010 from Misericordia University. She is employed by the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. The groom is a 2002 graduate of Pittston Area High School. He is a 2007 graduate of Misericordia Uni- versity with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a con- centration in marketing and a minor in biology. He is employed by In- terstate Blood and Plasma Inc. The couple honeymooned in Ocho Rios. They reside in Plains Township. Havard, Moska L auren Ann Clifford and Brian Scott Engler were united in marriage on Aug. 26, 2011at St. Columba Catholic Church. The reception was held at The Barn at Boones Dam. The bride is a daughter of Gerard and Sandra Clifford of Mountain Top, Pa. She is the granddaughter of Otto Eime, the late Shirley Eime, Harry and Sue Clifford. The groomis son of Kevin and Kim Engler of Mountain Top, Pa. He is the grandson of Peggy Cerasaro, Charlie Engler, and the late Mary Ann Engler. The bride and groomboth gradu- ated fromCrestwood High School in 2004. The bride graduated fromLake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 with a doctorate of pharmacy degree. The bride was escorted down the aisle and given by her father Gerard Clifford. The bride chose her sister Jennifer Clifford as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kori Engler, sister of the groom; Caitlin Margeson, Ear- lene Bosga Smyth and Mindy Genti- lesco. The groomchose his best friend Peter Dombroski as his best man. Groomsmen were Robert Engler, cousin of the groom; Omar Rodriguez Jr., Steven Hughes and Peter Ackou- rey. Clifford, Engler C hristina Maria D’Ippolito and Shawn Lewis Bookwalter were united in marriage on July 6, 2012, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Beach- wood, N.J., by Pastor Peter Hartney. The bride is the daughter of Barba- ra and Robert D’Ippolito, Toms River, N.J. The groom is the son of Connie and William Bookwalter, Forty Fort. The bride was given in marriage by her father and serenaded by her cou- sin, Beth Schoening, on the violin and the hand bell choir directed by her mother. The bride chose her college roommate, Kristen McGra- naghan, as her maid of honor. Her bridesmaids were Beth Lemmerman, Molly McBryan and Meaghan Dorn, all good friends of the bride. James Walker served as the best man to the groom. Groomsmen were Randy Bookwalter, Brandon Book- walter, Cody Bookwalter and Robert D’Ippolito, all brothers of the bride and groom. All of the men in the wedding party have achieved the honor of Eagle Scout. An evening cocktail hour and dinner reception overlooked the ocean at the Sunset Ballroom, Point Pleasant, N.J. The bride is a graduate of Toms River High School East and is in her sixth and final year of pharmacy school at Wilkes University. The groom is a graduate of Wyom- ing Valley West High School and is also completing his final year at Wilkes University in the pharmacy program. The groom is a 2nd Lieu- tenant in the United States Army, who will be serving his country via the Medical Corps after graduation. The couple honeymooned aboard the Carnival Freedom, which visited Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize and Roatan. The couple resides in King- ston. Bookwalter, D’Ippolito J oelle Wren and Richard Sims, together with their friends and families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Katherine Wren and Henry Wren, Plymouth. She is a graduate of West Side Vocational Technical School. She is a stay-at-home mom of four wonderful children. The prospective groom is the son of Jackie Shoemaker, Plymouth, and Richard Telefarro, Glen Lyon. He attended West Side Vocational Technical School. He is employed at Valley Distribution. A wedding date has not been set. Wren, Sims S arah Zoltewicz and Dominick Tafani, along with their parents, would like to announce their engage- ment and approaching marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Paul and Regina Zoltewicz, Nanti- coke. She is the granddaughter of Helen Zoltewicz and the late Henry Zoltewicz and the late Wesley and Regina Price, all of Nanticoke. Sarah is a 2002 graduate of Greater Nanticoke Area High School. She earned her associate’s degree in office management technology and micro- computers in 2006. Sarah works as a loan officer and customer service representative at the UFCW Federal Credit Union. The prospective groom is the son of Giampiero and Barbara Tafani, Plains Township. Dominick is the grandson of the late Domenica and Primo Tafani and the late Marilyn and Elmer Geiger. Dominick is a 2003 graduate of James M. Coughlin High School. Dominick earned his bachelor’s de- gree in accounting from Misericordia University in 2010. He is working with Larry O’Malia’s Greenhouse. The couple will unite in marriage on April 27, 2013, at St. Barbara’s Parish in Exeter. Tafani, Zoltewicz T heodore and Septa Harowicz of Wilkes-Barre recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married June 28, 1952 in St. Lawrence Church, Old Forge. Mrs. Harowicz, the former Septa Martini, is the daughter of the late Domenic and Frances Martini, Old Forge. Mr. Harowicz is the son of the late Joseph and Josephine Harowicz, Wilkes-Barre. The couple has three children: James and wife Michele, Mountain Top; Linda Harowicz and husband Charlie Fredenburg, New York; Maria Ursida and husband Vince, Hawaii. They also have two grandsons, Brian Harowicz and Michael Harowicz, Mountain Top. A Mass and renewal of vows was celebrated at the parish of St. Andre Bessett, St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Wilkes-Barre. A family din- ner was held to mark the occasion. The Harowiczes A ndy and Lynn Stash, Ashley, will celebrate their 25th wed- ding anniversary on Aug. 28. Mrs. Stash is the former Lynn Bergstrasser, daughter of the late Helen and Edward Berg- strasser. Mr. Stash is the son of the late Betty Stash and the late Andrew Stash. Mrs. Stash works as a part- time caretaker. Mr. Stash is employed at Brink’s Inc as a vault manager. The couple has one son, Chris- topher Andrew Stash, who is employed at Bank of America as a supervisor. The couple is celebrating their anniversary with a dinner out with their son and his fiancée, Tara. The Stashes K THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 PAGE 5B ➛ O C C A S I O N S The Times Leader allows you to decide how your wedding notice reads, with a few caveats. Wedding announcements run in Sunday’s People section, with color photos, free of charge. Articles must be limited to 220 words, and we reserve the right to edit announcements that exceed that word count. Announcements must be typed or submitted via www.timesleader.com. (Click on the "people" tab, then “weddings” and follow the instructions from there.) Submissions must include a daytime contact phone number and must be received within 10 months of the wedding date. We do not run first-year anniversary announcements or announce- ments of weddings that took place more than a year ago. (Wedding photographers often can supply you with a color proof in advance of other album photographs.) All other social announcements must be typed and include a day- time contact phone number. Announcements of births at local hospitals are submitted by hospi- tals and published on Sundays. Out-of-town announcements with local connections also are accepted. Photos are only accept- ed with baptism, dedication or other religious-ceremony an- nouncements but not birth an- nouncements. Engagement announcements must be submitted at least one month before the wedding date to guarantee publication and must include the wedding date. We cannot publish engagement an- nouncements once the wedding has taken place. Anniversary photographs are published free of charge at the 10th wedding anniversary and subsequent five-year milestones. Other anniversaries will be pub- lished, as space allows, without photographs. Drop off articles at the Times Leader or mail to: The Times Leader People Section 15 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA18711 Questions can be directed to Kathy Sweetra at 829-7250 or e-mailed to [email protected] er.com. SOCIAL PAGE GUIDELINES M allory Marie Zoeller and Robert Joseph Hudak, together with their parents, announce their engage- ment and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joseph and Lucille Zoeller, Hanover Township. She is the granddaughter of Ann Zoeller and the late Louis Zoeller, Wilkes-Barre, and the late Florence and Edward Pavia, Nanti- coke. Mallory is a 2005 graduate of Bish- op Hoban High School. She attended Wilkes University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education in 2009. She earned her master’s degree in middle school mathematics from Wilkes University in 2012, and she is pursu- ing her second master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from King’s College. She is a special educa- tion teacher in the Hanover Area School District. The prospective groom is the son of Thomas and Dorothy Hudak, Ha- nover Township. He is the grandson of the late Theresa and Joseph Hu- dak, Hanover Township, and the late Cecilia and Frank Santey, Sugar Notch. Robert is a 1999 graduate of Hanov- er Area Jr.-Sr. High School. He at- tended Bloomsburg University, where he earned his bachelor’s de- gree in elementary education in 2003. In 2011, he earned his degree in spe- cial education from King’s College. He is employed by the Children Ser- vice Center. The couple will exchange vows July 13, 2013, at St. Robert Bellar- mine Parish at St. Aloysius Church, Wilkes-Barre. Hudak, Zoeller M r. and Mrs. Richard Kramer of Edwardsville announce the en- gagement of their daughter Allison Beth Kramer to Christopher Daniel Langdon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Langdon of Wyomissing, Pa. Allison is the granddaughter of the late Thomas and Agnes Beaney of Wyoming and the late Albert and Syl- via Kramer of North Palm Beach, Fla. Chris is the grandson of Richard and Joanne Koch of Lancaster, Pa., and Candy Langdon and the late Dean Langdon of Wyomissing. Allison is a 2001 graduate of Wyom- ing Valley West High School and a 2005 graduate of Susquehanna Uni- versity. In 2011, she earned a master’s degree in business administration from Temple University. Allison is the man- ager of Member Relations for the Penn- sylvania Institute of CPAs in Philadel- phia. Chris is a 2004 graduate of Wyomiss- ing Area Junior-Senior High School and a 2008 graduate of Lycoming College. Chris is an account executive at East Penn Manufacturing in Lyons Station, Pa. The couple will be united in mar- riage on Sept.15, 2012, at Skytop Lodge in Skytop, Pa. Langdon, Kramer T he engagement of Rachel Holly to Patrick Leaver, both of Le- highton, has been announced by their families. The bride-to-be, originally of Hazleton, is the daughter of Valerie (Holly) Baber, New Tripoli, and granddaughter of Edward and Anna Marie (Balukonis) Holly, Freeland. She is a 2012 graduate of Par- kland High School in Allentown and currently attending East Stroudsburg University to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in art and design with a minor in media com- munications and technology. She is currently employed by the Times News LLC in Lehighton. The prospective groom is the son of Michael and Tammy Leaver, Lehighton, and grandson of Madlyn Bramich and the late Ronald Bram- ich, Whitehall, and Melvan and Marilyn Leaver, Slatington. He is a 2009 graduate of PA Cyb- er Charter School and a 2012 gradu- ate of East Stroudsburg University earning a Bachelor of Science in media communication and tech- nology. He is also the lead singer and guitarist in the rock band, Phoenix Bridge. He is currently employed by Blue Ridge Communications TV-13. A wedding is planned for October of 2013. Leaver, Holly T iffany Krzynefski and Joseph Riley, together with their fam- ilies, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Clem Krzynefski, Hunlock Creek, Pa., and Marie Piekanski and Ray Piekan- ski, stepfather, both of Larksville, Pa. She is the granddaughter of Marie Mushala, Larksville, Pa.; the late John Mushala; and the late Clem Krzynefski Sr. and Mary Krzynefski. The prospective groom is the son of Joseph and Patricia Riley, Wilkes- Barre Township, Pa. He is the grand- son of Theresa Riley, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; the late Joseph Riley Sr.; and Lorraine and Robert Burgit Sr. Tiffany is a graduate of Nanticoke Area High School and Misericordia University. She is employed with Genesis Rehab Services. Joseph is a graduate of Nanticoke Area High School and attended Bloomsburg University. He is employ- ed with CK Alarm Systems. The couple will exchange vows during a September 2012 ceremony at the Woodlands Inn & Resort, Plains Township, Pa. Riley, Krzynefski M r. and Mrs. Harold Haefele, Dal- las, celebrated their 50th anni- versary on Aug. 18. Mrs. Haefele is the former Jayne Searfoss, daughter of the late George and Eleanor (Jones) Searfoss. Harold is the son of the late Raymond and Stella (Titus) Griffiths. They were married on Aug. 18, 1962, in Westmoor Church of Christ, Kingston, by the late Rev. William F. Tucker. Their attendants were Nancy Jane (Jones) Morgan, Dorothy (Trax) Jablonski, Linda (Searfoss) Davis (sister of Mrs. Haefele), the late Frank Titus, the late Robert Gimber, and Daniel Lewis. Mr. and Mrs. Haefele are the par- ents of two children: Daniel Haefele, Hanover Township, and Mrs. James (Deborah) Popson, Mountain Top. They are the grandparents of Maran- da (Haefele) McElheny; Donovan, Katelyn and Tristen Haefele; Bernard and James Popson; Nikki, Joseph and Anthony Dennis; and Frank Geklin- sky. They also have two great-grand- children: Benjamin McElheny and Ayden Craig. Mr. Haefele worked for Royer Foundry, Kingston, and retired from Atlantic Design, Corning, N.Y. Mrs. Haefele retired from Commonwealth Telephone Company, Dallas, worked at Hallmark, Dallas, and is presently working part time at the office of Dallas Family Practice, Dallas. A celebration party with friends and family was held at the home of James and Deborah Popson. The Haefeles A ttorney and Mrs. Thomas A. O’Connor, Kingston, are pleased to announce the engage- ment and approaching marriage of their daughter, Catherine Ellen (Katie) to Anthony Eugene Ardi- to, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene G. Ardito, of Portland, Maine. The bride-to-be is the grand- daughter of the late Attorney Patrick J. O’Connor and the late Helen A. O’Connor and the late Michael J. Naples Jr. and Cathe- rine Naples, West Pittston. The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ardito and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Whitney, all of Augusta, Maine. Katie is a 2006 graduate of Bish- op O’Reilly High School and a 2010 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass., with a major in English and a minor in Italian. She is the human resources coordinator for Bain and Company, Boston, Mass. Anthony is a 2006 graduate of Cheverus High School, Portland, Maine, and a 2010 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Wor- cester, Mass., with a major in economics. He earned a master of business administration degree and a master’s degree in account- ing from Northeastern University, Boston, Mass., in 2011. He works in audit at Ernst and Young, Bos- ton, Mass. A September wedding is planned. O’Connor, Ardito M r. and Mrs. Calvin and Lorraine Miller of West Pittston cele- brated their 50th wedding anniver- sary yesterday. They were married on Aug. 25, 1962 at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Wyoming, by the Rev. J. Papka. Parents of the couple are the late George and Mary Legas and Harvey and Marjorie Newton. Calvin is retired from Cascade Tissue in Suscon. Lorraine is retired from Diversified Information Tech- nologies in Scranton. They are the proud parents of their son Gary. Gary and his wife Charlene will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Oct. 3, 2012. A family dinner will be held in the couple’s honor. The Millers D oris and Charles Hughes, Wilkes- Barre, formerly of Mountain Top, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 30, 2012. They were married Aug. 30, 1947, in the former Salem Evangelical United Brethren Church, Wilkes- Barre, by the late Rev. Robert Hunts- berger. Mrs. Hughes is the former Doris R. Mills, daughter of the late Horace and Edna Mills. Mr. Hughes is the son of the late William and Anita Hughes. He served as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army in World War II and Korea. They have two children, Dennis, Mountain Top, and David, Kingston. They have four grandchildren, Jeffrey and Alyssa, Mountain Top, and David and Nicholas, both of Wilkes-Barre. A family dinner is planned. The Hugheses The Association for the Blind will hold its annual awards dinner on Sept. 12 at the Woodlands Inn & Resort, Plains Township. Honorees for this year’s dinner are Larry G. Kaplan, recipient of the Distinguished Community Service Award; In- terMountain Medical Group, recipient of the Community Partnership Award and Caitlin Best, recipient of the Arline Phillips Achievement Award. The evening will also feature a silent and live auction. Proceeds from the event will support pro- grams and services provided by the Blind Association. For reservations, sponsor- ships or ads, call 693-3555 or (877) 693-3555. Dinner committee members, first row, from left, are Tina McCarthy, Jolene Knecht, Debbie Grossman, Karen Keefer, Cor Catena, dinner chairman; Ida Miller, Ina Lubin, Anna Cervenak, and Essy Davi- dowitz. Second row: Marie Roke-Thomas, Ph.D.; Tom Robinson, Ron Petrilla, Ph.D.; Jim Schilling, Bob Loftus, Colin Keefer, Richard M. Goldberg, Esquire; Max Barti- kowsky, Bill Davidowitz and Bobbie Steever. Also serving on the committee are Patricia Dougherty, Mary Erwine, Bob Fortinsky, Rosemary Chromey, Dr. Ira Gross- man, Allan M. Kluger, Sue Kluger, Abbe Kruger, Dr. Erik F. Kruger, Kim Michelstein, Harold Rosenn, Esquire; Isobel Slomowitz; and Marvin Slomowitz. Association for the Blind plans annual awards dinner The top academic students in five area high schools were honored at the 38th annual Academic Achievement Banquet coordinated by the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce at Capriotti’s in McAdoo. The program recognized the scho- lastic achievements of students from Hazleton Area, Immanuel Christian School, Marian Catholic High School, MMI Preparatory School and Weatherly Area High School. Students recognized at the event were fromHazleton Area: Matthew Al- shefski, Josie Ann Bachman, Megan Baranko, Abigail Brandtmeier, Blake Burger, Jenna Butala, Christopher Carrillo, Eric Curran, Annya D’Amato, Jennifer Furlani, Kayla Garzio, Elizabeth Gordineer, Shaina Grego, Jessica Hoffman, Megan Hudock, Matthew Kiprovski, Dana Kisenwether, Thomas Klein, Katelyn Mantz, Catherine LaBuz, Amanda Layton, Danielle Lisnock, Spencer Lovrinic, Jenna Marinock, Evan Pataki, Morgan Pecile, Hayley Price, Alexander Radosta, Kiranjot Kaur Singh, Shawn Siroka and Jessica Thorne. Immanuel Christian School: Scott Boehret. Marian High School: Emmarose Boyle, Emily Burger, Kaysi McLaughlin, Miranda Milillo, Timothy Miller, Briana O’Donnell Anthony Pilla, Shannon Skotek, Stephen Valente and Kimberly Wilson. MMI: Caroline Bandurska, Paul Brasavage, Roderick Cook, Antonia Kitchen Diener, Brittany Fisher, Megan Kost, Michael Macarevich, Christian Parsons, Alyssa Triano and Annika Wessel. Weatherly Area: Matthew Caccese, Andrea Dietrich, Sarah Dolinsky, Jaime Dougherty, Tiana Genetti, Christopher Hunt, Rebecca Moyer, Alicia Panzarella, Lucas Rinker and Karlee Ursta. At the event, from left, first row: Alicia Panzarella, Weatherly Area High School; Annya D’Amato, Hazle- ton Area High School; Emily Burger, Marian Catholic High School; and Antonia Dien- er, MMI. 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Dix received a scholarship from the Delmarva Chapter of the Penn State Alum- ni Association and was honored at their annual dinner at the Yacht Club in Ocean Pines, Md. Dix entered Penn State Uni- versity Main Campus on Aug. 24 majoring in history. He is the grandson of Patricia and Charles Dix, Mountain Top, and the late Jane and John Clendaniel, Sea- ford, Del. Rachel Ackerman, daughter of John and Marguerite Ackerman, Hazle Township, has been named the summer 2012 student marshal for the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture. The title of marshal is awarded to the student who has earned the highest overall grade-point average in the college. Acker- man will earn a bachelor of music education degree with honors. A Schreyer Honors College Scholar, Ackerman gar- nered several awards, including a School of Music Jury Recog- nition Award and the Willa Taylor Vocal Endowment Scholarship. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Eta Sigma academ- ic honor socie- ties. While at Penn State, Ackerman was a member of the inaugural class of the Penn State Presidential Leadership Academy. She served as secre- tary and mentoring chair of the National Association for Music Educators, collegiate chapter; student chapter vice president of the National Association of Teachers of Singing; student chapter executive board mem- ber of the American Choral Directors Association; and vice- president of the Penn State Concert Choir. Ackerman was also the soprano section leader for both the Williamsport Cham- ber Choir and Orchestra and the Faith United Church of Christ in State College, soprano counselor for the Performing Arts Institute in Kingston, and a private voice teacher in Hazleton. She has accepted a position as a middle and high school choral and general music teacher at Con- nelly School of the Holy Child, Potomac, Md. Elder Berroa, Hazleton, a rising senior student at Hazleton Area High School, recently attended Explore Your Future, a six-day career exploration camp at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf on the Rochester In- stitute of Technology campus in Rochester, N.Y. Campers got a taste of possible careers in computer art design, lab science technology, business, computing, engineering and health care. Madeline Distasio, Mountain Top; Jessica Elston, Wilkes-Barre; and Lauren Gavinski, White Haven, were recently inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta fresh- man honor society at Susque- hanna University. The society encourages superior scholastic achievement among college students during their first year, promotes intelligent living and a high standard of learning and assists students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals. Distasio, the daughter of Daniel Distasio and Elizabeth Distasio, is a rising junior major- ing in English. She is a 2010 graduate of Crestwood High School. 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Evans, Mountain Top Beverly Fedder, Berwick Cheryl Fellencer, Stroudsburg Gayle Fenton, White Haven Margaret Filbert, Wapwallopen Elsie Floray, Zion Grove Louis Foster, Dallas Elizabeth Frantz, Stillwater Eunice Frederick, Sugarloaf Mary Frederick, Drifton Juergen Friedrich, Conyngham Melissa Futch, West Wyoming Theodore Gabriel Sr., Trucksville JoAnne Gagliardi, Hanover Twp. James Galdieri, Clarks Green Janet Gammaitoni, Plains Leo Gammaitoni, Plains Raymond Ganska, Hawley Ronald Garbett, Nanticoke Maude Geary, Harvey’s Lake Barbara Geiswite, Milton Barbara George, Avoca Michael George, Avoca Kathleen Geraghty, Shavertown William Geurin, Shickshinny Angelo Giannone, Pittston Barbara Gilbert, Clarks Summit Dolores Gillow, Old Forge Donna Ginthner, Plymouth Edward Golanoski, Mountain Top Elaine Golaszewski, Wilkes-Barre Edward Golden, Wilkes-Barre Charles Gordon, Dallas Robert Gordon, Benton Paul Gottleib, Plains Twp. 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Orehek, Vandling Colette Orlando, Pittston Mary Ann Pachick, Cape Coral, FL Ronald Pajor, Nanticoke Helen M. Parker, Dallas Robert E. Parker, Dallas Lucille Parrell, Macadoo Mary Payne, Wilkes-Barre Robert Pealer, Forty Fort Dorothy Pembleton, Bloomsburg Florence Peoples, Hawley Eleanor Petrucci, Scranton Marcella Petuch, Beaver Meadows Mary Jo Piazza, Swoyersville Emidio Piccioni, Pottsville Alex Podsadlik, Pittston Sylvia Poltrock, Freeland Jean Porter, East Stroudsburg Brenda Post, Berwick Karen Potter, Bradford Karen Potter, Wyalusing Joyce Preston, Myrtle Beach, SC James Price, Bushkill Falls Mary Priddy, Honesdale Barbara Quinn, Pittston Joan Rakowski, Hunlock Creek Sharon Reichard, Bloomsburg Cynthia Reinhardt, Cresco John Reno, Harvey’s Lake Joann Rice, Emmaus Stephen Rish, Dallas Jeffrey Ritsick, Plains Richard Rimple, Berwick Barbara Rogers, Harveys Lake JoAnn Rogers, Williamsport Christine Rossnock, Bloomsburg Marjorie Rough, Bloomsburg Ronald Royek, Wilkes-Barre Twp. Frank Rudolph, Forest City Jo Anne Rushton, Mountain Top Ellen Ryan, Danville Esther Saba, Kingston James Saba, Kingston Deborah Sabestinas, Wilkes-Barre Gloria Salko, Greenfeld Twp. Joseph Samson, Pringle Ned Sarf, Larksville Stanley Savitsky, Swoyersville Stanley G. Savitsky, Swoyersville Faustine Scarantino, W. Pittston Stephen Selenski, Wyoming Kathleen Semanek, Wilkes-Barre Gary Seymour, Towanda Robert Samuels, West Wyoming Barbara Sauls, Mountain Top Stanley Schab, Old Forge Joanne M. Schmidt, Mountain Top Paula Sciarrino, Hawley Peter Serine, LaPlume Bonnie Shaner, Turbotville Lynn Shaw, Benton Ann Sica, Old Forge Patrick Sicilio, Lafin Marian Sickler, West Pittston Paul Siegel, Jr., Shavertown Frances Sireno, Ashley Carlos A. Smith, Jr., Wilkes-Barre Evelyn Smith, Dallas Paul Smith, Vandling Thomas Soboleski, Swoyersville Andrea Sokash, Kingston Jude Spellman, Wilkes-Barre Mary Anne Spellman, Wilkes-Barre Joseph Steber, Beaver Meadows Anthony L. 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He is a great-grandson of the late Jo- seph and Mary Gustinucci, Jen- kins Township; the late Lucille Budziak, Parsons; and the late John Kolanich, Stanton, Calif. Joshua has a brother, Troy, 3 1/2. Joshua Kolanich Gustinucci Kaitlyn Mackenzie Malet, daugh- ter of Brian and Rachel Malet, Exeter, celebrated her eighth birthday on Aug. 18. Kaitlyn is a granddaughter of Barbara Malet and Daniel Yurchak, Wyoming; Raymond Adamavage, Hanover Township; and the late Carol Adamavage. She has a brother, Brian, 4. Kaitlyn M. Malet Ryan Hunter Serafin, son of Eric and Rose Ann Serafin, Wilkes- Barre, is celebrating his first birthday today, Aug. 26. Ryan is a grandson of Raymond and Rosalie Winiewicz, Plains Town- ship, and Edward and Bridget Serafin, Wilkes-Barre. Ryan has a sister, Eryka Jordan, 5. Ryan H. Serafin Ava Jarmusik, daughter of Me- linda Fink and Leo Jarmusik Jr., West Nanticoke, is celebrating her first birthday today, Aug. 26. Ava is a granddaughter of Rob- ert and Donna Fink, Hanover, and Kim Jarmusik, Shavertown. Ava has a brother, Devon, 15. Ava Jarmusik Logan Joseph Jacob Kosloski, son of Joseph and Sarah Kos- loski, Alden, celebrated his first birthday on Aug. 23. Logan is a grandson of John and Paula Wilde, Bear Creek, and Joseph and Juanita Kosloski, Plymouth. Logan is a great-grandson of Marie Jacobs, Wilkes-Barre. Logan J.J. Kosloski Lauren Kane, daughter of Patty and Jim Kane, Bear Creek Town- ship, is celebrating her eighth birthday today Aug. 26. Lauren is a granddaughter of Mary Alice Kane, Wilkes-Barre, and the late Thomas Kane; Elmer Petlock, Bear Creek Township, and the late Margaret Petlock. Lauren has a brother, Connor, 9. Lauren Kane Jackson Martin Jones, son of Kris and Robyn Jones, Shaver- town, is celebrating his first birthday today, Aug. 26. Jackson is a grandson of Lenny and Terry Martin, Shavertown; Harvey Jones and Charlotte Jones, Kingston. Jackson is a great- grandson of Anthony Roccogran- di, Shavertown. Jackson has a brother, Kristopher, 4, and a sister, Lauren, 2 1/2. Jackson M. Jones Brislyn Michael Reilly, daughter of Rachel Chopyak-Reilly and Patrick Reilly, is celebrating her first birthday, today Aug. 26. Brislyn is a granddaughter of Stephen and Betty Chopyak, Hughestown, and the late James Reilly and Zeny Miller, Wilkes- Barre. Brislyn M. Reilly Spring Students of the Month were announced at Kennedy and the GNA Elementary Center in Nan- ticoke. The Super Stars of the Month were Sean Spencer and Dashawnna Jones. Award-winning stu- dents (above), from left, first row, are Taylor Bartle, Kyler Bednar, Mandy Biehl, Calvin Brzozowski, Anthony Colon, Ayden Everett, Charles Hoover and Elizabeth James. Second row: Kelsey Jenkins, Katelyn King, Dillon Kruczek, Oscar Kryznewski, Alyssa Lewis, Jillian Maute, Alyssia Meaney and Ka- leah Moran. 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Wilkes students join education honor society C M Y K PAGE 16B SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com C M Y K SPORTS S E C T I O N C THE TIMES LEADER SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 timesleader.com AUGUST 18th - august 31st FOR EACH CAR SOLD, WYOMINNGG VVALLEY MM OO TTORS WILL Donate $100 to thhee MDA! CARS FO R C U R E S WYOMING VALLEY MOTORS Audi º Porsche º Mazda º VoIkswagen Route 11 LarksviIIe º (57D) 288-7411 Kia º Subaru 56D Pierce St KinQston º (57D) 714-9924 BMW 588 Market St KinQston º (57D) 287-1133 N o high school football coach in Northeastern Pennsylvania has a tougher job than Bob Zaruta. Because he’s going to be judged hard at Dallas every day, every step of the way. Some people already made up their minds about Zaruta, insisting he’ll never be able to win the way deposed Dallas coach Ted Jackson did, because they believe nobody could. But Zaruta may have already at- tained his greatest win long before the season even begins for Dallas this Sat- urday. He won over his team. That wasn’t easy, because when the Dallas school board opened Jackson’s job after 27 seasons, the school’s play- ers who showed up to support him were livid. Somebody from the crowd scorned the school board for killing the football program. The community that grew so accus- tomed to winning was angry over los- ing a coach who experienced just one losing season in his 27 seasons. “There were some rumbles that kind of popped up,” Zaruta said, “some players not coming out, some going someplace else. “None of that occurred.” It didn’t happen because Zaruta wouldn’t allow it. Right after he was hired, he gathered the Mountaineers and explained his goals and philosophy during a 45-min- ute meeting. Then he had another one. “After those two meetings, we were off to a good start,” Zaruta said. “I don’t think we ever had to look back after that.” Instead, they looked ahead to a new future at Dallas. The team spent the preseason bond- ing together as a team by staying on campus through double-sessions, typ- ical of an NFL training camp. The kids loved it. “It was a different experience here,” said Zaruta, who has never been a varsity head coach before but guided the Dallas freshman team from 2003- 08. “They’ve embraced the new stuff. It worked out well. We’ve got the commit- ment from the players right now.” With his warm personality and a wealth of football knowledge, Zaruta never gave his new team the option to become disenchanted with him. Now he needs fans in the stands to give him a fair shot. After the departure of Jackson, and the way it was handled, some fans swore they’d stay away from the pro- gram. Some long-time Dallas support- ers said they’d come to root against their once-beloved Mountaineers. And plenty of them are sure to be on the visiting sidelines for this season’s opener. You want to re-visit the school board’s reasoning for dumping the sometimes-controversial Ted Jackson Sr. after a season where he stayed out of trouble? Have at it. But the guy who replaced him doesn’t deserve to be disparaged for trying to implement his own system in hopes of finding his own success. “I was one of 14 who applied for the position,” Zaruta said. “If they want to put some blame on me, I don’t under- stand that. I was selected to the posi- tion and that’s what I look at.” The administrators at Dallas will be looking at how Dallas football players conduct themselves, an issue the school board expressed concern with when Jackson was coaching them. The fans will be looking for the kind of performances that made Jackson a 200-game winner and a state cham- pionship coach at Dallas once. All Bob Zaruta is looking for is a chance. PAUL SOKOLOSKI O P I N I O N A whole new world awaiting the new guy ALLENTOWN — Not so fast. If the red-hot Scranton/Wilkes- Barre Yankees had plans of clinch- ing the International League North Division this weekend, they’re going to have to push them back for at least a little bit. Derrick Mitchell launched a three-run home run, Cody Over- beck drove home three runs and Steve Susdorf scored three times as theLehighValleyIronPigs came back from an early three-run defi- cit to beat Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 9-5 Saturday at Coca-Cola Park. “It’s a good way to start the homestand,” said IronPigs manag- er Ryan Sandberg, whose team closes the regular season fighting for an IL playoff spot with the final nine of its games at home. The victory reduced Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre’s lead over the Iron- Pigs to six games in the IL North. It also ended the Yankees nine- game winning streak, and kept Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s magic number for clinching the division over the IronPigs and Pawtucket at three. The Yankees could have earned that divisionchampionshipsimply by beating Lehigh Valley Saturday and this afternoon coupled with a Pawtucket loss either one of those days. The IronPigs had other ideas. They watched starting pitcher Mario Hollands surrender two runs ineachof thefirst twoinnings as the Yankees strolled to a 4-1 lead. Then Lehigh Valley lashed out. Overbeck laced a two-out RBI single to cut Scranton/Wilkes- Barre’s lead to 4-2 in the third in- ning. ThenMitchell –whorecentlyre- turned from a broken hand – fol- lowed with a towering fly that didn’t stop carrying until it landed in the left field bullpen for a three- run homer, bringing home Jason Pridie and Susdorf – along with a 5-4 IronPigs lead. “He’s getting his timing back,” Sandbergsaid, “andgettinghis bat speed reaction to the pitches.” Then the IronPigs kept piling on. I N T E R N AT I O N A L L E A G U E B A S E B A L L IronPigs spoil Yankees’ party plans 9 IRONPIGS 5 YANKEES SWB still in line to win IL North despite loss By PAUL SOKOLOSKI [email protected] See YANKEES, Page 3C SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Tennessee players threw their gloves in the air as they converged near third base before falling to the ground with big smiles. The exhaustive 24-16 victory Sat- urday over Petaluma, Calif., will be remembered back home for a while — and not just because it earned Goodlettsville’s favorite sons a berth in the Little League World Series ti- tle game. Brock Myers hit a tie-breaking double, and Tennessee, gave up a10- run lead in the bottom of the sixth before scoring nine in the seventh in a 24-16 victory Saturday over Petal- uma, Calif., for the U.S. crown. “I can’t believe it,” Tennessee manager Joey Hale said. “I tell peo- ple this is like Christmas on steroids and I’m having a blast.” Tennessee will face Tokyo today after Japan beat Aguadulce, Pana- ma, 10-2 in the international final. Only California’s 10-run come- back to send the game into extra in- nings tied at 15 could overshadow Tennessee slugger Lorenzo Butler’s extraordinary day at the plate. But- ler set a single-game record with nine RBIs, and tied a record with three homers to lead Tennessee. Tennessee finally held on in the bottom of the seventh. Theymight havelost, but theCali- fornia boys have nothing to be ashamed about — especially not af- ter its improbable rally. Pitching aside, they took part in a Little League classic. The teams combined for 40 runs —another WorldSeries record—in a game that lasted more than three hours. L I T T L E L E A G U E W O R L D S E R I E S Survivor series AP PHOTO Tennessee’s Jake Rucker (18), Luke Brown (14) and Lorenzo Butler (8) celebrate after winning the U.S. cham- pionship game on Saturday. Tennessee blew a 10-run lead in the sixth but still won 24-16 in seven innings. Tennessee prevails in wild slugfest By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer DALLAS — Jack Bestwick can still hear the ball whizzing past him, even though it’s been almost 50 years to the day. Bestwick, an assistant coach on the 1962 Back Mountain Little League team, remembers the feel- ingas vividlytodayas he didwhen the play happened right before his eyes. “My heart sank,” he said. “We were winning the game 1-0, but it was pretty tight. There were run- ners on first and second with two outs. This guy just hit a hard shot. I was standing in the dugout, and the ball flew past me. I thought that was it. But our shortstop that game, I believe it was Charlie Kern, reached his glove out and grabbedit. It was suchanamazing play.” The stories and memories are alive and well within the group, which captured district, sectional Remembering the Kings of Back Mountain See KINGS, Page 8C By TOMFOX For The Times Leader Tennessee’s Luke Brown cheers after his team won in extras. See SERIES, Page 8C BOSTON — The Los Angeles Dodg- ers acquired first baseman Adrian Gon- zalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfiel- der Carl Crawford from Boston on Sat- urday, hoping to boost their playoff hopes by takingonthe underperforming and high-priced stars who failed to thrive in a fractious Red Sox clubhouse. Boston also sent in- fielder Nick Punto and about $11 million in cash to the Dodgers in the nine-player trade that was the biggest in Los Angeles’ history. The Red Sox acquired first baseman James Loney, pitcher Allen Webster, infielder Ivan DeJesus Jr. and two players to be named. “They’re in a pen- nant race and have an opportunity to add tal- ent and were focused on that,” Red Sox gen- eral manager Ben Che- rington said. “It’ll be our job to take advan- tage of this opportuni- ty and build the next big Red Sox team.” Under a rich new ownership group that includes NBA star Magic Johnson, the Dodgers enteredthe day three games be- hind San Francisco for the NL West lead and in the midst of the wild-card race. They have dramatically revamped their roster in the last month with trades, ac- quiring shortstop Hanley Ramirez, out- fielder Shane Victorino, starter Joe Blan- ton and reliever Brandon League and now the three Red Sox players — Craw- ford is recovering from surgery — less than a week before the deadline for play- ers to be eligible for the postseason. M L B Red Sox rebuild, deal four to L.A. Boston sheds biggest contracts by trading Beckett, Gonzalez and Crawford for Loney and propsects. By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer Gonzalez Beckett Crawford See TRADE, Page 7C INSIDE: Major League roundups, Page 3C K PAGE 2C SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com ➛ S P O R T S 868-GOLF 260 Country Club Drive, Mountaintop www.blueridgetrail.com Tuesday thru Friday Play & Ride for Just $ 33.00 Weekday Special Must Present Coupon. One coupon per foursome. Cannot be used in tournaments or with any other promotion. ST Monday Special $32 Senior Day Mon-Thurs $28 Ladies Day Thursday $28 Weekends After 1 p.m. $36 GPS CART INCLUDED 27 Unique Holes One Breathtaking Course GOLF COURSE (570) 222.3525 See website or call for TWILIGHT and SPECIALS Wednesday Special Excluding Holidays & August 1 7-11AM • 18 holes and cart $22.00! Regular $34.00 panoramagc.com 140 S. 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Please make registration checks payable to Paul Harper, 26 Vireo Drive, Mountain Top. For more information, call 868-6921 or 592-5191 or e-mail [email protected] Entries must be received by August 31. Jewish Community Center of Wyoming Valley is offering a heated, full size gymnasium for soccer, basketball, lacrosse, field hockey, dodge ball, baseball and softball during the fall, winter and spring months. The full size gym is located on the JCC’s 40-acre campsite located one mile before Harvey’s Lake in Lehman Town- ship. For more information, call Rick Evans at 824-4646 or 947- 6766 Lehman Golf Club will host a Nine & Dine Tournament on Friday, Aug. 31, with tee times beginning at 5pm. Tee times are available by calling the pro shop at 675-1686. Meyers High School Soccer Booster Club will hold a Happy Hour Fun- draiser on Aug. 31 at Senunas’ Bar from 7 – 9 p.m. It will include special guest bartenders, 50/50 prize, baskets. Modrovsky Park will host the third JNL Labor Day Classic on Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. There will be two divisions (16-and-up and 15-and-under) of 20 teams in each division. Team and player registration will be available at leaguelineup.com/modrov- skypark. The registration fee is $5 per player. See Luke Modrovsky to turn in your registration fee. For more information, call Luke at 905-3201. Mickey Gorham Golf Tournament will be held today at Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course. Captain- and-crew format with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration is $80 per golfer ($85 day of tourna- ment) which includes green fees, cart, and dinner. E-mail registration to [email protected] or call 881-7259. Newport Township Democrats will be holding their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament/Clambake on Sat- urday Sept. 8. The Golf Tourna- ment will be held at Edgewood in the Pines, Drums PA with a 9 a.m. shotgun start with a four man scramble. Cost is $85 per person or $340 per team. Price includes 18 holes of golf, cart, prizes, skins and clambake. Refreshments will be served at Holy Child Grove in Sheatown, beginning at 1 p.m. Clambake tickets may be pur- chased separately for $20 each. Please contact Paul Czapracki at 736-6859 or Alan Yendrzeiwski at 735-3831. Make check payable to: Newport Township Democrats and register no later that Aug. 30. South Wilkes-Barre Teeners Wood- en Bat League’s deadline for teams and players to register is Monday. Games are played every Saturday and Sunday through October 20, at Christian Field in Wilkes-Barre. Teams with players ages 13-15 will play Saturdays and those 16-18 with play Sundays. Cost is $50 per team plus umpire fees. Each team will provide one new baseball per game. For information call, Nick at 793-6430. Wyoming Area Soccer will hold "Meet the Warriors" night tongiht. This event includes the varsity boys and girls teams and the junior high team. It will be held in the Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria at noon. The parents association is asking junior varsity players to bring a bottle of soda, girls varsity to bring a bag of chips or pretzels, and boys varsity to bring a dessert. Wyoming Valley West Aquatic Teams are holding their second annual golf tournament today at 1 p.m. at Four Seasons Golf Course. Entries of either a golfer or a foursome, donors and hole spon- sors can be forwarded to golf chairman Dawn Holena at 417-8716. CAMPS/CLINICS Maximum Impact is having an Ad- vanced Softball Hitting Clinic today from1:30 - 3 p.m. The cost is $10 per player. Call 822-1134 to sign up. Misericordia Baseball is hosting a summer exposure camp for those interested in playing college base- ball. The camp will run today from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and will feature the first organized baseball activity on the new Tambur Field. For details and registration form, visit athletics.misericordia.edu. Midnight Hoops Boys Basketball Fall League will be held at Wyom- ing Seminary on Wednesdays and Sundays beginning Sept. 5 and ending Oct. 7. Open to all high school freshmen to seniors. Regis- tration and league information is available at leaguelineup.com/ midnighthoops. Contact Steve Modrovsky at 793-3280. LEAGUES Dick McNulty Bowling League will start its season on Tuesday night at 6:45 p.m. at Chacko’s Family Bowling Center on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard. All bowlers should report to the lanes at 6:15 p.m. Bowlers interested in joining should call Windy Thoman at 824-3086 or Fred Fairve at 215- 0180. Lady Birds Bowling League will begin their season on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Modern Lanes in Exeter. Bowlers please report at 6 p.m. since bowling starts at 6:15 pm. Maximum Impact Instructional Coach Pitch League begins Sept. 1 for ages 5-7. Practices are held on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. for 10 weeks. Call 822-1134 for more information. MEETINGS Crestwood Boys Basketball Booster Club will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Cavanaugh’s Grille. We will be discussing our annual "Nite at the Races" benefit. All parents of Crestwood boys basketball players are invited to attend. Nanticoke Area Little League will hold its monthly meeting at High School Café on Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Board Members are to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday Nite Mixers will hold their back to bowling meeting Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at Stanton Lanes. For more information, call Carl at 239-5482. League bowls Wednes- day nights at Stanton Lanes at 7 p.m. and will start bowling Sept. 5. REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS Impact Panthers is establishing a U16 fast-pitch softball team for this season. Tryouts will be today at Abington Rec. Fields on Winola Road, Clarks Summit. Registration is at 12:30 p.m., tryouts begin at 1 p.m. Pre-register at impactpan- [email protected] UPCOMING EVENTS/OTHER Berwick High School Basketball Team will be sponsoring a golf tournament at the Berwick Golf Club Saturday Sept. 8. The event will start at 1 p.m. and the format will be a 4-person scramble. In- formation can be found at www.berwickdawgs.com or you can contact Coach Jason Kingery 394-7115 or Coach Bobby Calarco at 854-0196. Good Life Golf Classic will be held Aug. 31 at Sand Springs Country Club. Proceeds from the tourna- ment will go to benefit families of children with muscular dystrophy. Registration is at 8 a.m. the day of the tournament and is $80 per person or $320 per team. Register online at crlgoodlife.org or call 480-658-7534 Crestwood Football Kick Off Tailgate Party will be on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. at the high school foot- ball field. Admission will be $6. Come out and support the 2012 football team, the cheer leading squad, and the high school march- ing band. Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick will host its annual Black Shamrock Open Sunday at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Course. The format of the tournament is cap- tain and crew and the entry fee is $75 per golfer. The event will kick off with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. If interested, call president Jimmy Clancy at 881-4176 or any active member of the G.P. Friendly Sons Bulletin Board items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, emailed to [email protected] 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 BASEBALL Favorite Odds Underdog American League TIGERS 9.5 Angels Yankees 9.5 INDIANS ORIOLES 9.0 Blue Jays RED SOX 9.5 Royals WHITE SOX 9.5 Mariners RANGERS 10.5 Twins National League Cards 8.5 REDS METS 8.0 Astros PIRATES 8.5 Brewers PHILLIES 7.5 Nationals Rockies NL CUBS DODGERS 8.0 Marlins D’BACKS 9.5 Padres GIANTS 7.0 Braves NOTE: There will be no over/under run total (which wouldbetheovernight total) for all theChicagoCubs homegames duetotheconstantly changingweather reports at Wrigley Field. Please check with www.a- mericasline.com for the latest Cubs run total on the day of the game. NFL Pre-Season Favorite Points Underdog BRONCOS 1 49ers JETS 3 Panthers College Football Favorite Points Underdog Thursday S Carolina 7 VANDERBILT C Florida 23.5 AKRON BALL ST 3.5 E Michigan s-Texas A&M 7 LA TECH CONNECTICUT 25.5 Massachusetts Ucla 16 RICE BYU 13.5 Washington St Minnesota 8 UNLV S ALABAMA 6 Tx-S Antonio Friday a-Tennessee 4 Nc State MICHIGAN ST 7 Boise St STANFORD 25.5 San Jose St Saturday i-Notre Dame 16.5 Navy W VIRGINIA 24 Marshall PENN ST 6.5 Ohio U Northwestern 1 SYRACUSE OHIO ST 22.5 Miami-Ohio ILLINOIS 9.5 W Michigan Tulsa 1 IOWA ST CALIFORNIA 11.5 Nevada NEBRASKA 17.5 So Miss BOSTON COLL 1 Miami-Fla c-Iowa 6.5 No Illinois d-Colorado 5.5 Colorado St GEORGIA 37.5 Buffalo FLORIDA 29 Bowling Green TEXAS 28.5 Wyoming HOUSTON 37.5 Texas St a-Clemson 3 Auburn USC 38.5 Hawaii ar-Alabama 12 Michigan Rutgers 17.5 TULANE Oklahoma 30.5 UTEP ARIZONA 10.5 Toledo WASHINGTON 14.5 San Diego St Troy 5.5 UAB DUKE 4 Florida Int’l LSU 43.5 N Texas OREGON 35.5 Arkansas St September 2 LOUISVILLE 4.5 Kentucky BAYLOR 11 Smu September 3 VA TECH 7.5 Ga Tech AME RI C A’ S L I NE BY ROXY ROXBOROUGH BOXING REPORT: In the WBC/WBA super middleweight title fight on September 8 in Oakland, California, Andre Ward is -$300 vs. Chad Dawson at +$250. Follow Eckstein on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vegasvigorish. L O C A L C A L E N D A R TODAY'S EVENTS No Events MONDAY, AUG. 27 H.S. GIRLS TENNIS Hanover Area at Wyoming Valley West GAR at Coughlin Dallas at Crestwood Berwick at Pittston Area MMI Prep at Tunkhannock Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Area Hazleton Area at Wyoming Seminary W H A T ’ S O N T V AUTO RACING 4 p.m. NBCSN — IRL, IndyCar, Grand Prix of Sonoma, at Sonoma, Calif. 11 p.m. SPEED—FIAWorldRally, at St. Wendel, Germany (same-day tape) CYCLING 2 p.m. NBCSN — U.S. Pro Challenge, final stage, at Den- ver 4 p.m. NBC — U.S. Pro Challenge, final stage, at Denver GOLF 8 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Johnnie Walker Championship, final round, at Perthshire, Scotland Noon TGC—PGATour, The Barclays, final round, at Far- mingdale, N.Y. 2 p.m. CBS—PGATour, The Barclays, final round, at Far- mingdale, N.Y. TGC — LPGA, Canadian Women’s Open, final round, at Coquitlam, British Columbia 7 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, Boeing Classic, final round, at Snoqualmie, Wash. (same-day tape) LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL 11 a.m. ESPN — World Series, third place game, teams TBD, at South Williamsport, Pa. 3 p.m. ABC — World Series, championship game, teams TBD, at South Williamsport, Pa. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. TBS — L.A. Angels at Detroit WPIX – Houston at N.Y. Mets YES – N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland 1:30 p.m. ROOT — Milwaukee at Pittsburgh WQMY – Washington at Philadelphia 2:10 p.m. WGN — Colorado at Chicago Cubs 8 p.m. ESPN — Atlanta at San Francisco MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE 3 p.m. ESPN2 — Playoffs, championship match, teams TBD, at Boston MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. SE2, WYLN — Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Lehigh Valley MOTORSPORTS 8 a.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, Czech Grand Prix, at Brno, Czech Republic 3 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP Moto2, Czech Grand Prix, at Brno, Czech Republic (same-day tape) 4 p.m. SPEED — FIM World Superbike, at Moscow (same-day tape) NFL FOOTBALL 7 a.m. NFL — Preseason, Chicago at N.Y. Giants (tape) 10 a.m. NFL — Preseason, Atlanta at Miami (tape) 1 p.m. NFL — Preseason, New England at Tampa Bay (tape) 4 p.m. FOX — Preseason, San Francisco at Denver 8 p.m. NBC — Preseason, Carolina at N.Y. Jets 11 p.m. NFL — Preseason, Detroit at Oakland (tape) 2 a.m. NFL — Preseason, Arizona at Tennessee (tape) PREP FOOTBALL Noon ESPN2 — Alcoa (Tenn.) at Maryville (Tenn.) 3 p.m. ESPN—University School (Fla.) vs. Trotwood-Ma- dison (Ohio), at Kings Mills, Ohio SAILING 2:30 p.m. NBC — America’s Cup World Series, at San Fran- cisco SOCCER 7 p.m. NBCSN — MLS, Dallas at Los Angeles 9 p.m. ESPN2 — MLS, New York at Kansas City 2:55 a.m. ESPN2 — FIFA, Under-20 Women’s World Cup, pool play, United States vs. Germany, at Miyagi, Ja- pan SOFTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Women’s Pro League, playoffs, cham- pionship series, game 3, teams TBD (if necessary) Copyright 2012 World Features Syndicate, Inc. T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Traded RHP Josh Beckett, 1B Adrian Gonzalez, OF Carl Crawford, INF Nick Punto and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers for 1B James Loney, INF Ivan DeJesus, Jr., RHP Allen Webster and two players to be named. FOOTBALL National Football League JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Waived CB Ashton Youboty, WR Chastin West, QB Nathan Enderle, LB Nate Bussey, RB DuJuan Harris, CB Mike Holmes, OT Dan Hoch and LB Donovan Richard. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Waived G Bridger Buche, RBDerrick Coleman, GGrant Cook, LBSo- lomon Elimimian, DB Corey Gatewood, OT Levi Horn, DEAnthony Jacobs, WRKamar Jorden, WR. A.J. Love, LB Tyler Nielsen, DE Ernest Owusu, DT Tydreke Powell, CB Chris Stroud, WRKerry Taylor and WR Bryan Walters. H A R N E S S R A C I N G SUNDAY'S POCONO DOWNS ENTRIES Post Time:6:30 PM Mark Dudek is currently on vacation. The return of On the Mark will coincide with his return First nw1PM2yrCG $9,500 Pace 1. Dawson City (Ma Romano) 12-1 2. Tim’s Castoff (Th Jackson) 7-2 3. Rhythm In Art (Da Ingraham) 9-2 4. Rockaholic (Jo Pavia Jr) 5-2 5. Snoop (Mi Simons) 6-1 6. Ring Leda (Ho Parker) 8-1 7. A Bettor World (An McCarthy) 3-1 Second 5000CL $4,500 Pace 1. Forte Blue Chip (Ma Romano) 3-1 2. Skedaddle Hanover (Ho Parker) 2-1 3. Four Starz Pop Pop (Mi Simons) 5-1 4. Lifetime Louie (Jo Pavia Jr) 6-1 5. The Son Ofa Legend (Da Ingraham) 7-2 6. Pull The Tab (An Napolitano) 12-1 7. Cannae Barron (Th Jackson) 10-1 Third nw1PMLt CG $9,500 Trot 1. Pee Wee Hanover (Dr Chellis) 15-1 2. Sapelo (Jo Kakaley) 8-1 3. Follow My Ashes (Ji Raymer) 4-1 4. One More Kid (Ja Marshall III) 3-1 5. Radical Ridge (Ho Parker) 7-2 6. Megabar Lenny (Mi Simons) 9-2 7. Big Drama (Th Jackson) 6-1 8. May Day Mist (An Napolitano) 10-1 9. Explosive Fashion (Da Ingraham) 20-1 Fourth 5000CL $4,500 Pace 1. Matt’s Boy (Ma Romano) 12-1 2. Really Showing Off (Ma Kakaley) 5-1 3. Doodlebop (Th Jackson) 7-2 4. Big Gus (An Napolitano) 6-1 5. Logan M (Jo Pavia Jr) 8-1 6. Gladiare Grande (Mi Simons) 4-1 7. Thunder Seelster (Ge Napolitano Jr) 5-2 8. Johnny Walker (Ho Parker) 15-1 Fifth 12500CLHC $12,000 Trot 1. Bayside Volo (Ja Bartlett) 5-2 2. Woody Marvel (Er Carlson) 4-1 3. Fort Benning (Jo Pavia Jr) 5-1 4. Lost In The Fog (Ma Romano) 6-1 5. Bluebird Elian (Ma Kakaley) 12-1 6. Over Ruled (An Napolitano) 10-1 7. Master Begonia (Ge Napolitano Jr) 3-1 8. Sir Alex Z Tam (Th Jackson) 20-1 9. Zero Boundaries (Mi Simons) 15-1 Sixth nw13000L5 $15,000 Trot 1. Im The Cash Man (Ma Kakaley) 6-1 2. Hope Reins Supreme (Er Carlson) 9-2 3. Keystone Thomas (Da Bier) 3-1 4. Our Last Photo (Jo Pavia Jr) 4-1 5. Super Lotto (Ho Parker) 8-1 6. Live Jazz (Th Jackson) 7-2 7. Talladega Hanover (Ge Napolitano Jr) 15-1 8. Creme De Cocoa (Do Ackerman) 10-1 9. Miss Fidget (Mi Simons) 20-1 Seventh nw2PMLtCG $11,000 Pace 1. Uf Rockin Dragon (Th Jackson) 8-1 2. Mr Govianni Fra (Ma Kakaley) 7-2 3. High Stake Hanover (Da Bier) 9-2 4. Vavoomster (Ja Bartlett) 20-1 5. Newspeak (Er Carlson) 10-1 6. Mr Dennis (Mi Simons) 3-1 7. T’s Electric (Ho Parker) 4-1 8. Windmill Shark (Ma Romano) 15-1 9. Arc De Triumph (Ge Napolitano Jr) 6-1 Eighth nw13000L5 $15,000 Trot 1. Quit Smoking Now (Ja Bartlett) 9-2 2. Opinion Hanover (Ma Romano) 10-1 3. Mymomsablizzard (Er Carlson) 4-1 4. The Evictor (Mi Simons) 3-1 5. Definitely Mamie (Jo Pavia Jr) 5-1 6. Wingbat (Ma Kakaley) 12-1 7. Keepin The Chips (Ge Napolitano Jr) 7-2 8. Tactical Caviar (Ho Parker) 8-1 Ninth 7500CL $6,000 Pace 1. Night Call (Jo Pavia Jr) 6-1 2. Young And Foolish (An Napolitano) 10-1 3. Tattoo Hall (Ma Kakaley) 5-1 4. Heza Character (Ja Bartlett) 4-1 5. Kennairnmachmagic (Mi Simons) 15-1 6. Tyler’s Echo N (Er Carlson) 3-1 7. Kel’s Return (Ge Napolitano Jr) 5-2 8. Worthys Magic (Da Ingraham) 20-1 9. State Of The Union (Ho Parker) 12-1 Tenth nw25000L5 $21,000 Trot 1. Macho Lindy (Jo Pavia Jr) 20-1 2. Florida Mac Attack (An Napolitano) 8-1 3. Tagyoureit Hanover (Ge Napolitano Jr) 3-1 4. Imperial Count (Ho Parker) 4-1 5. Tui (Th Jackson) 7-2 6. Celebrity Playboy (Ma Kakaley) 9-2 7. M C Felix (Er Carlson) 10-1 8. Mystery Photo (Ja Bartlett) 6-1 9. Zitomira (Ja Ingrassia) 15-1 Eleventh 5000CL $4,500 Pace 1. Style Guy (Mi Simons) 10-1 2. Foxy Guy (Er Carlson) 9-2 3. Baffler (Ho Parker) 4-1 4. Absolutely Michael (Ja Bartlett) 3-1 5. Warrawee Iceman (Ge Napolitano Jr) 7-2 6. Satin Spider (Jo Kakaley) 12-1 7. Trickle Hanover (Jo Pavia Jr) 8-1 8. Third Day (Ma Kakaley) 5-1 Twelfth NW5600L5 $9,000 Trot 1. Aequitas (Ge Napolitano Jr) 4-1 2. Badboy Paparazzi A (Mi Simons) 3-1 3. Marion Monaco (Ma Kakaley) 15-1 4. Stretch Limo (Jo Pavia Jr) 8-1 5. Ride In Style (Th Jackson) 10-1 6. Benns Sure Thing (Ja Bartlett) 7-2 7. Showmeyourstuff (Er Carlson) 6-1 8. April Sunshine (An Napolitano) 9-2 9. Cameo Credit (Ho Parker) 20-1 Thirteenth nw1PM2yrCG $9,500 Pace 1. All Day Ray (Ma Kakaley) 3-1 2. Bettormeboy (Da Ingraham) 12-1 3. Caution Signs (Jo Pavia Jr) 6-1 4. Ralbar (Ge Napolitano Jr) 5-2 5. Keepcalmandcarryon (Ho Parker) 8-1 6. Card Knock Life (Er Carlson) 9-2 7. He Rocks The Moon (Ja Bartlett) 7-2 Fourteenth NW5600L5 $9,000 Trot 1. Justa Jersey Boy (Th Jackson) 4-1 2. Broadway Victory (Ho Parker) 9-2 3. Somolli Crown (Da Ingraham) 8-1 4. Fun N Pleasure (Jo Pavia Jr) 10-1 5. Che Hall (Mi Simons) 7-2 6. Paisley (Ma Kakaley) 12-1 7. Little Rooster (Ge Napolitano Jr) 3-1 8. Second Avenue (Er Carlson) 5-1 F I S H I N G Catching Dreams at Harvey's Lake Charity Bass Tournament Aug. 19 Results Robert Polishan and Joe Zombek Cody Cutter and Travis Doty Jon Kelley and Jonathan Kelley Lunker Award Shawn Kochorsla and Robert Vales Aug. 22 Results Joe Halesey 16 7 ⁄8 inches, 2.50 lbs Andy Nealon 16 ½ inches, 2.13 lbs. Lori Mrochko 16 ½ inches, 2.00 lbs Donnie Parsons III 16 ¼ inches, 1.94 lbs Lynda Morris 15 3 ⁄8 inches, 1.88 lbs Top 10 Season Standings Chris Ostrowski 15.13 lbs Jim Lacomis 13.82 lbs Joe Halesey 13.82 lbs Larry Fetterhoof 13.45 lbs Ed Mrochko 13.35 lbs Lori Mrochko 13.21 lbs Frank Slymock 13.09 lbs Donnie Parsons III 12.93 lbs Chuck Paypack 12.49 lbs Any Nealson 12.35 lbs. B A S E B A L L Minor League Baseball International League North Division W L Pct. GB Yankees.................................. 79 56 .585 — Lehigh Valley (Phillies).......... 72 63 .533 7 Pawtucket (Red Sox) ............. 71 63 .530 7 1 ⁄2 Rochester (Twins).................. 67 67 .500 11 1 ⁄2 Syracuse (Nationals) ............. 63 71 .470 15 1 ⁄2 Buffalo (Mets) ......................... 62 72 .463 16 1 ⁄2 South Division W L Pct. GB Charlotte (White Sox)............ 79 55 .590 — Norfolk (Orioles)..................... 68 67 .504 11 1 ⁄2 Durham (Rays) ....................... 63 72 .467 16 1 ⁄2 Gwinnett (Braves) .................. 61 73 .455 18 West Division W L Pct. GB z-Indianapolis (Pirates).......... 81 53 .604 — Columbus (Indians)................ 68 66 .507 13 Toledo (Tigers)....................... 57 78 .422 24 1 ⁄2 Louisville (Reds) .................... 50 85 .370 31 1 ⁄2 z-clinched playoff spot Friday's Games Gwinnett 6, Syracuse 0 Lehigh Valley 8, Rochester 1 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6, Buffalo 4 Durham 8, Norfolk 3 Toledo 14, Columbus 5 Indianapolis 4, Louisville 2 Charlotte 2, Pawtucket 1 Saturday's Games Buffalo 5, Rochester 3 Lehigh Valley 9, Yankees 5 Syracuse 1, Gwinnet 0 Toledo 5, Louisville 1 Columbus at Indianapolis, late Norfolk at Durham, late Pawtucket at Charlotte, late Today's Games Rochester at Buffalo, 1:05 p.m., 1st game Columbus at Indianapolis, 1:15 p.m. Yankees at Lehigh Valley, 1:35 p.m. Pawtucket at Charlotte, 2:15 p.m. Rochester at Buffalo, 3:35 p.m., 2nd game Norfolk at Durham, 5:05 p.m. Syracuse at Gwinnett, 5:05 p.m. Louisville at Toledo, 6 p.m. Eastern League Eastern Division W L Pct. GB Trenton (Yankees)................... 75 57 .568 — Reading (Phillies) .................... 70 62 .530 5 New Britain (Twins) ................. 68 64 .515 7 Portland (Red Sox).................. 65 66 .496 9 1 ⁄2 Binghamton (Mets).................. 63 69 .477 12 New Hampshire (Blue Jays)... 56 76 .424 19 Western Division W L Pct. GB Akron (Indians) ....................... 76 55 .580 — Bowie (Orioles)....................... 71 61 .538 5 1 ⁄2 Richmond (Giants) ................. 67 65 .508 9 1 ⁄2 Altoona (Pirates)..................... 63 68 .481 13 Harrisburg (Nationals) ........... 61 71 .462 15 1 ⁄2 Erie (Tigers) ............................ 55 76 .420 21 Friday's Games Richmond 2, Altoona 1 Portland 4, Binghamton 3 Trenton 6, Akron 1 Bowie 6, Harrisburg 3 New Hampshire 5, New Britain 2 Reading 6, Erie 2 Saturday's Games Binghamton 5, Portland 1 Bowie 5, Harrisburg 4 Reading 2, Erie 1 Akron 4, Trenton 3 Richmond at Altoona, late New Britain at New Hampshire, late Today's Games Binghamton at Portland, 1 p.m. Trenton at Akron, 1:05 p.m. New Britain at New Hampshire, 1:35 p.m. Harrisburg at Bowie, 2:05 p.m. Richmond at Altoona, 6 p.m. Erie at Reading, 6:05 p.m. F O O T B A L L National Football League Preseason Glance AMERICAN CONFERENCE East .........................................W L T Pct PF PA New England ................. 1 2 0 .333 52 63 Buffalo ............................ 0 2 0 .000 20 43 N.Y. Jets......................... 0 2 0 .000 9 43 Miami .............................. 0 3 0 .000 30 66 South .....................................W L T Pct PF PA Houston ...................... 2 0 0 1.000 46 22 Jacksonville................ 2 1 0 .667 76 103 Tennessee ................. 2 1 0 .667 79 61 Indianapolis................ 1 1 0 .500 62 29 North .........................................W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore ........................ 2 1 0 .667 91 61 Cincinnati........................ 2 1 0 .667 54 52 Cleveland ....................... 2 1 0 .667 64 54 Pittsburgh....................... 1 1 0 .500 49 48 West ......................................W L T Pct PF PA San Diego.................... 3 0 0 1.000 61 43 Denver.......................... 1 1 0 .500 41 33 Kansas City.................. 1 2 0 .333 58 92 Oakland........................ 0 2 0 .000 27 34 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East ......................................W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia................. 3 0 0 1.000 78 50 Dallas ........................... 1 1 0 .500 23 28 Washington ................. 1 1 0 .500 38 39 N.Y. Giants .................. 1 2 0 .333 74 55 South .........................................W L T Pct PF PA Tampa Bay ..................... 2 1 0 .667 57 65 Carolina.......................... 1 1 0 .500 36 43 Atlanta............................. 1 2 0 .333 59 61 New Orleans.................. 1 2 0 .333 47 44 North .........................................W L T Pct PF PA Chicago.......................... 2 1 0 .667 56 79 Detroit ............................. 1 1 0 .500 44 31 Green Bay ...................... 1 2 0 .333 50 69 Minnesota ...................... 1 2 0 .333 52 43 West ....................................W L T Pct PF PA Seattle........................ 3 0 0 1.000 101 41 San Francisco........... 1 1 0 .500 26 26 St. Louis .................... 1 1 0 .500 34 55 Arizona...................... 1 3 0 .250 85 103 Thursday's Games Green Bay 27, Cincinnati 13 Baltimore 48, Jacksonville 17 Tennessee 32, Arizona 27 Friday's Games Tampa Bay 30, New England 28 Philadelphia 27, Cleveland 10 Atlanta 23, Miami 6 San Diego 12, Minnesota 10 Seattle 44, Kansas City 14 Chicago 20, N.Y. Giants 17 Saturday's Games Washington 30, Indianapolis 17 Detroit at Oakland, late Pittsburgh at Buffalo, late Houston at New Orleans, late St. Louis at Dallas, late Today's Games San Francisco at Denver, 4 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Jets, 8 p.m. B A S K E T B A L L Women's National Basketball Association All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Connecticut .................. 17 5 .773 — Indiana .......................... 13 8 .619 3 1 ⁄2 Atlanta........................... 12 11 .522 5 1 ⁄2 New York...................... 9 13 .409 8 Chicago......................... 8 14 .364 9 Washington.................. 5 18 .217 12 1 ⁄2 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB x-Minnesota................... 18 4 .818 — x-Los Angeles ............... 18 6 .750 1 San Antonio ................... 16 6 .727 2 Seattle............................. 10 13 .435 8 1 ⁄2 Phoenix .......................... 4 18 .182 14 Tulsa............................... 4 18 .182 14 x-clinched playoff spot Friday's Games Atlanta 81, Washington 69 Tulsa 81, Chicago 78, OT Saturday's Games Minnesota 84, Atlanta 74 San Antonio 91, Tulsa 71 Indiana at Phoenix, late New York at Los Angeles, late Today's Games Chicago at Connecticut, 5 p.m. New York at Seattle, 9 p.m. S O C C E R Major League Soccer EASTERN CONFERENCE ....................................... W L T Pts GF GA Sporting Kansas City..14 7 4 46 31 22 New York......................13 7 5 44 43 36 Houston........................11 6 8 41 37 29 Chicago ........................12 8 5 41 32 30 D.C. ...............................12 9 4 40 41 35 Montreal .......................12 13 3 39 42 44 Columbus..................... 9 8 6 33 25 25 Philadelphia................. 7 12 4 25 24 28 New England ............... 6 13 5 23 27 31 Toronto FC................... 5 15 5 20 28 45 WESTERN CONFERENCE ....................................... W L T Pts GF GA San Jose.......................14 6 5 47 48 32 Real Salt Lake.............13 10 4 43 37 32 Seattle...........................11 6 7 40 34 24 Los Angeles.................11 11 4 37 44 40 Vancouver ....................10 9 7 37 28 33 FC Dallas ..................... 8 11 8 32 33 35 Chivas USA ................. 7 9 6 27 15 26 Colorado....................... 8 15 2 26 32 36 Portland ........................ 5 13 6 21 24 42 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Wednesday's Games Columbus 2, Toronto FC1 D.C. United 4, Chicago 2 Friday's Games Philadelphia 0, Real Salt Lake 0, tie Saturday's Games Montreal 3, D.C. United 0 Columbus 4, New England 3. Toronto FC at Houston, late Vancouver at Portland, late Seattle FC at Chivas USA, late Colorado at San Jose, late Today's Games FC Dallas at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. New York at Sporting Kansas City, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 Columbus at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Chivas USA at New England, 8 p.m. New York at D.C. United, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 Colorado at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 Montreal at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. D.C. United at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 Seattle FC at FC Dallas, 7 p.m. Houston at Chicago, 7 p.m. Chivas USA at San Jose, 9 p.m. B O X I N G Fight Schedule Aug. 25 At 02World, Berlin, Robert Stieglitz vs. Arthur Abra- ham, 12, for Stieglitz’s WBO super middleweight ti- tle. Sept. 1 At Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany, Felix Sturm vs. Daniel Geale, 12, for Sturm’s WBA Super World middleweight title and Geale’s IBF middleweight title. At Turning Point Casino, Verona, N.Y. (HBO), Gen- nady Golovkin vs. Grzegorz Proksa, 12, for Golov- kin’s WBA World and IBO middleweight titles;Ser- giy Dzinziruk vs. Jonathan Gonzalez, 10, junior mid- dleweights. Sept. 8 At SC Olimpiyski Arena, Moscow, Vitali Klitschko vs. Manuel Carr, 12, for Klitschko’s WBC heavy- weight title. At Prudential Center, Newark, N.J., Tomasz Ada- mek vs. Travis Walker, 12, heavyweights;Steve Cunningham vs. Jason Gavern, 10, heavyweights. At Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif. (HBO), Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson, 12, for Ward’s WBC-WBA Super World super middleweight titles;Antonio De- Marco vs. John Molina, 12, for DeMarco’s WBC lightweight title. At The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel &Casino, Las Vegas (SHO), Randall Bailey vs. Devon Alexander, 12, for Bailey’s IBF welterweight title. Sept. 14 At Harrahs, Chester, Pa., Victor Vasquez vs. Naim Nelson, 10, for the Pennsylvania State lightweight title. Sept. 15 At Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas (PPV), Ser- gioMartinez vs. JulioCesar Chavez Jr., 12, for Cha- vez’s WBC middleweight title;Rocky Martinez vs. Miguel Beltran, 12, for the vacant WBO junior light- weight title;MatthewMacklinvs. JoachimAlcine, 10, middleweights. At MGMGrand, Las Vegas (SHO), Canelo Alvarez, vs. Josesito Lopez, 12, for Alvarez’s WBC super welterweight title;Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Daniel Ponce De Leon, 12, for Gonzalez’s WBC feather- weight title;Marcos Maidana vs. Jesus Soto Ka- rass, 12, junior middleweights. C M Y K THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 PAGE 3C ➛ B A S E B A L L SAN FRANCISCO — Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves snapped the San Francisco Giants’ five-game winning streak with a 7-3 victory on Saturday. Michael Bourn had two hits and two RBIs for the Braves, who had lost six of seven. Reed Johnson and Martin Prado each drove in a run. Atlanta left-hander Mike Minor (7-10) gave up three runs and four hits in 6 2-3 innings. He also doubled, walked and scored twice. Minor was 1-4 with a 2.22 ERA in his previous seven starts. Reds 8, Cardinals 2 CINCINNATI — Brandon Phillips hit his first home run in August, Mike Leake pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Reds strength- ened their hold on the top spot in the NL Central. Phillips and Ryan Ludwick had three hits apiece and Jay Bruce added a two-run homer as Cincinnati regained a seven- game lead over second-place St. Louis, which rallied to win the series opener 8-5 on Friday night. Mets 3, Astros 1 NEW YORK — R.A. Dickey helped his own cause for his 16th victory, driving in a run with an infield single and pitching seven solid innings to help the Mets stop a six-game skid. Justin Turner hit his first homer of the season and Jason Bay snapped an 0-for-14 slump with an RBI single in the eighth that ended a stretch of offensive futility for the Mets. Rockies 4, Cubs 3 CHICAGO — Carlos Gon- zalez used his speed to beat out a potential double-play ball in the seventh inning and drive in the go-ahead run in the Rockies’ victory. Phillies 4, Nationals 2 PHILADELPHIA — Roy Halladay outpitched Gio Gon- zalez with seven solid innings and John Mayberry Jr. home- red to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a victory over the Washington Nationals. Halladay (8-7) allowed two runs and seven hits, struck out six and walked one. The right- hander, who missed 42 games with a strained muscle, is 4-1 with a 2.75 ERA in his last five starts. Pirates 4, Brewers 0 PITTSBURGH — Jeff Kar- stens pitched seven-plus in- nings before leaving with an injury and the Pittsburgh Pi- rates snapped a four-game losing streak with a win over the Milwaukee Brewers. N AT I O N A L L E A G U E R O U N D U P AP PHOTO The Braves’ Mike Minor, right, is greeted by Martin Prado, left, after scoring the Braves’ fourth run in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco Saturday . Heyward’s homer stops Giants streak The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Justin Masterson handled New York’s power-packed lineup for 6 2-3 innings and Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer as the Cleveland Indians snapped a nine-game skid with a 3-1 win over the Yankees on Saturday night. It’s the second time this month that Masterson (10-11) has busted a long losing streak for the Indians. On Aug. 8, he beat Minnesota and stopped Cleveland’s 11-game slide, one loss shy of the club record. Brantley homered in the first inning off Hiroki Kuroda (12-9), and the Indians, who were in playoff contention in late July, held on to win for just the fifth time in 27 games. Cleveland is 5-18 in August. Athletics 4, Rays 2 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Brandon McCarthy pitched seven solid innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays. McCarthy (7-5) allowed two runs and four hits while im- proving to 9-0, including three wins this season, against AL East teams over 14 starts since 2009. Chris Carter and Seth Smith homered for the Athletics, who took two of three from Tampa Bay and moved within a half- game of the AL wild card- leading Rays. Oakland has won eight of 10 to go a season-high 12 games over .500. After Sean Doolittle struck out two during a perfect eighth, Grant Balfour got the final three outs for his 14th save. Rangers 9, Twins 3 ARLINGTON, Texas — Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff home run and Mitch Moreland launched a 463-foot shot, sending Ryan Dempster and the Texas Rang- ers past the Minnesota Twins for their fourth straight win. Kinsler homered in the first, hit a bases-loaded triple in the third inning that made it 9-0 and also singled. Dempster allowed two runs in six innings and improved to 3-1 since he was acquired from the Cubs on July 31. He was 5-5 with Chicago. Tigers 5, Angels 3 DETROIT — Jhonny Peralta hit a two-run double, part of a three-run eighth inning that sent the Detroit Tigers to a victory over the Los Angeles Angels. The Tigers trailed 3-0 before scoring twice in the sixth and taking the lead in their last at-bat. With men on first and third, Peralta hit a line drive just fair down the left-field line off Garrett Richards (3-3). Alex Avila then added an RBI sin- gle. Orioles 8, Blue Jays 2 BALTIMORE — J.J. Hardy homered and scored three runs, rookie Steve Johnson allowed four hits over six in- nings and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Saturday night to equal their win total of last season. A M E R I C A N L E A G U E R O U N D U P Tribe stops 9-game skid The Associated Press STANDINGS/STATS S T A N D I N G S All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away New York ....................................... 73 53 .579 — — 4-6 L-1 39-24 34-29 Tampa Bay..................................... 70 57 .551 3 1 ⁄2 — 7-3 L-2 35-30 35-27 Baltimore........................................ 69 57 .548 4 — 6-4 W-2 34-29 35-28 Boston............................................ 60 66 .476 13 9 3-7 W-1 30-37 30-29 Toronto........................................... 56 70 .444 17 13 1-9 L-7 31-30 25-40 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Chicago.......................................... 69 55 .556 — — 7-3 W-4 36-26 33-29 Detroit............................................. 68 58 .540 2 1 7-3 W-1 38-26 30-32 Kansas City ................................... 55 69 .444 14 13 6-4 L-2 26-33 29-36 Cleveland....................................... 55 71 .437 15 14 1-9 W-1 31-30 24-41 Minnesota...................................... 51 75 .405 19 18 1-9 L-5 24-37 27-38 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Texas ............................................. 75 51 .595 — — 8-2 W-4 41-23 34-28 Oakland.......................................... 69 57 .548 6 — 8-2 W-2 39-27 30-30 Los Angeles .................................. 66 61 .520 9 1 ⁄2 3 1 ⁄2 5-5 L-1 33-29 33-32 Seattle ............................................ 61 65 .484 14 8 8-2 L-1 33-30 28-35 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Washington.................................. 77 49 .611 — — 5-5 L-3 36-24 41-25 Atlanta........................................... 72 55 .567 5 1 ⁄2 — 4-6 W-1 36-29 36-26 Philadelphia................................. 60 67 .472 17 1 ⁄2 9 1 ⁄2 6-4 W-3 30-35 30-32 New York...................................... 58 69 .457 19 1 ⁄2 11 1 ⁄2 3-7 W-1 29-35 29-34 Miami ............................................ 57 70 .449 20 1 ⁄2 12 1 ⁄2 5-5 L-3 29-31 28-39 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Cincinnati...................................... 77 51 .602 — — 6-4 W-1 42-23 35-28 St. Louis ....................................... 69 57 .548 7 — 6-4 L-1 40-26 29-31 Pittsburgh..................................... 68 58 .540 8 1 4-6 W-1 38-24 30-34 Milwaukee .................................... 58 67 .464 17 1 ⁄2 10 1 ⁄2 6-4 L-1 38-28 20-39 Chicago ........................................ 48 77 .384 27 1 ⁄2 20 1 ⁄2 3-7 L-1 31-29 17-48 Houston........................................ 40 87 .315 36 1 ⁄2 29 1 ⁄2 2-8 L-1 27-35 13-52 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away San Francisco ............................... 71 56 .559 — — 7-3 L-1 37-27 34-29 Los Angeles .................................. 68 58 .540 2 1 ⁄2 1 5-5 W-1 34-28 34-30 Arizona........................................... 64 62 .508 6 1 ⁄2 5 6-4 L-1 33-29 31-33 San Diego...................................... 57 70 .449 14 12 1 ⁄2 5-5 W-5 31-32 26-38 Colorado........................................ 51 74 .408 19 17 1 ⁄2 7-3 W-1 26-39 25-35 AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games L.A. Angels 2, Detroit 1 N.Y. Yankees 3, Cleveland 1 Baltimore 6, Toronto 4 Boston 4, Kansas City 3 Oakland 5, Tampa Bay 4 Texas 8, Minnesota 0 Chicago White Sox 9, Seattle 8 Saturday's Games Oakland 4, Tampa Bay 2 Texas 9, Minnesota 3 Detroit 5, L.A. Angels 3 Cleveland 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Baltimore 8, Toronto 2 Kansas City at Boston, (n) Seattle at Chicago White Sox, (n) Sunday's Games L.A. Angels (E.Santana 7-10) at Detroit (Scherzer 13-6), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 7-5) at Cleveland (Jimenez 9-12), 1:05 p.m. Kansas City (W.Smith 4-5) at Boston (Doubront 10-6), 1:35 p.m. Toronto (H.Alvarez 7-11) at Baltimore (Tillman 6-2), 1:35 p.m. Seattle(Millwood4-10) at ChicagoWhiteSox (Floyd 9-9), 2:10 p.m. Minnesota (De Vries 2-5) at Texas (Feldman 6-9), 3:05 p.m. Monday's Games Kansas City at Boston, 1:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games Chicago Cubs 5, Colorado 3 Milwaukee 6, Pittsburgh 5 Philadelphia 4, Washington 2 Houston 3, N.Y. Mets 1 St. Louis 8, Cincinnati 5 San Diego 5, Arizona 0 L.A. Dodgers 11, Miami 4 San Francisco 5, Atlanta 3 Saturday's Games Colorado 4, Chicago Cubs 3 N.Y. Mets 3, Houston 1 Atlanta 7, San Francisco 3 Cincinnati 8, St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh 4, Milwaukee 0 Philadelphia 4, Washington 2 San Diego at Arizona, (n) Miami at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Sunday's Games Houston (Harrell 10-9) at N.Y. Mets (Hefner 2-5), 1:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 12-10) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 10-8), 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee (M.Rogers 1-1) at Pittsburgh (Bedard 7-13), 1:35 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 9-7) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 2-7), 1:35 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 1-3) at Chicago Cubs (Volstad 0-9), 2:20 p.m. Miami (Buehrle11-11) at L.A. Dodgers (Harang 9-7), 4:10 p.m. San Diego (Volquez 8-9) at Arizona (J.Saunders 6-10), 4:10 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 12-4) at San Francisco (Lince- cum 7-13), 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Cincinnati at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Atlanta at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Pete Orr doubled, Susdorf walked and Overbeck belted a two-run double in the fifth inning as Lehigh Valley’s lead grew to 7-4. Two innings later, the IronPigs added their final two runs when Mitchell and Sebastian Valle de- livered sacrifice flies to put the game out of Scranton/Wilkes- Barre’s reach. Early on, it appeared the Yan- kees were set to score a victory and move to the brink of a divi- sion-clinching celebration. Chris Dickerson tried to get the party started when the slammed a double to start the game. Corban Joseph followed with a single and Eduardo Nunez beat out an infield hit to score Dicker- son with the game’s first run. Jo- seph came home a little later when Brandon Laird blooped an RBI single off the glove of first baseman Overbeck for a 2-0 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre advan- tage. The IronPigs got a run back in the bottom of the first when Sus- dorf drewa bases-loaded walk off Yankees starter and former big leaguer Ramon Ortiz. But Scranton/Wilkes-Barre put two more up against Hol- lands in the second inning, when Ronnier Mustelier and Austin Romine delivered back-to-back RBI singles to give the Yankees a 4-1 lead. That’s when the IronPigs said enoughwas enough, andthe Yan- kees didn’t score again until Ro- mine lofteda sacrifice fly to score Joseph in the ninth inning. “It was early in the game,” Sandberg said of facing a quick deficit against Scranton/Wilkes- Barre’s hot ballclub. “We got baserunners and all of a sudden we were rallying ourselves. The guys came right back.” The Yankees still have more than enough opportunity to wrap up the IL North this week. They face the IronPigs four more times at Coca-Cola Park, beginning with today’s 1:30 p.m. game when Lehigh Valley’s Jo- nathan Pettibone will put his 4-1 record and 1.69 ERA against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Justin Thomas (1-1, 3.56). Yankees Lehigh Valley ab r h bi ab r h bi Dickerson rf 4 2 1 0 Hudson lf 5 1 1 0 Joseph c 3 2 1 0 Hrnandz 2b 5 0 1 0 Nunez dh 5 1 3 1 Orr 3b 5 1 1 0 Mustelier lf 5 0 1 1 Pridie rf 2 1 1 0 Romine c 2 0 1 2 Spidale rf 1 1 1 0 Laird 1b 5 0 2 1 Susdorf dh 2 3 2 1 Mesa cf 4 0 0 0 Overbck 1b 3 1 2 3 Russo 3b 4 0 0 0 Mitchell cf 3 1 2 4 Pena ss 4 0 1 0 Calle c 3 0 0 1 Blanco ss 3 0 0 0 Totals 36 510 5 Totals 32 911 9 Yankees............................... 220 000 001 — 5 Lehigh Valley...................... 104 020 20x — 9 LOB – Yankees 10, Lehigh Valley 6 2B – Dick- erson (24), Laird (31), Orr (12), Overbeck (27) HR– Mitchell (7) IP H R ER BB SO Yankees Ortiz (L, 12-6) ........... 4.1 8 7 7 4 5 Perez ......................... 1.2 3 2 2 1 3 Whitley....................... 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 Lehigh Valley Hollands .................... 4.0 7 4 4 2 6 Morillo (W, 1-0) ........ 2.0 1 0 0 2 3 Ramirez (H, 4).......... 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 Diekman.................... 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 DeFratus.................... 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 YANKEES Continued fromPage 1C N A T I O N A L L E A G U E Phillies 4, Nationals 2 Washington Philadelphia ab r h bi ab r h bi Lmrdzz 2b 4 0 1 2 Rollins ss 2 1 1 0 Harper cf 4 0 1 0 Frndsn 3b 3 1 1 0 Zmrmn 3b 4 0 0 0 Utley 2b 3 1 1 1 LaRoch 1b 4 0 0 0 Howard 1b 4 0 0 0 Werth rf 4 0 1 0 Mayrry cf 3 1 2 3 Berndn lf 3 0 1 0 Kratz c 4 0 1 0 Espinos ss 4 1 2 0 Pierre lf 3 0 0 0 KSuzuk c 2 1 1 0 Wggntn ph 1 0 0 0 GGnzlz p 2 0 0 0 Papeln p 0 0 0 0 Tracy ph 1 0 0 0 Mrtnz rf 3 0 0 0 Matths p 0 0 0 0 Hallady p 2 0 0 0 SBurntt p 0 0 0 0 DBrwn ph 1 0 0 0 Bastrd p 0 0 0 0 L.Nix lf 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 2 7 2 Totals 29 4 6 4 Washington ....................... 000 020 000 — 2 Philadelphia....................... 200 001 01x — 4 DP—Philadelphia 1. LOB—Washington 5, Phila- delphia 6. HR—Mayberry (12). SB—Bernadina (14), Rollins (23), Utley 2 (6). S—K.Suzuki. SF— Mayberry. IP H R ER BB SO Washington G.Gonzalez L,16-7. 6 5 3 3 2 7 Mattheus................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 S.Burnett .................. 1 1 1 1 0 2 Philadelphia Halladay W,8-7........ 7 7 2 2 1 6 Bastardo H,20 ......... 1 0 0 0 0 3 Papelbon S,29-32... 1 0 0 0 0 2 HBP—by S.Burnett (Utley), by G.Gonzalez (Frand- sen). WP—S.Burnett. Umpires—Home, Manny Gonzalez;First, Lance Barksdale;Second, Gerry Davis;Third, Phil Cuzzi. T—2:40. A—44,256 (43,651). Mets 3, Astros 1 Houston New York ab r h bi ab r h bi Altuve 2b 4 0 0 0 AnTrrs cf 4 0 2 0 FMrtnz lf 4 0 1 0 Tejada ss 3 0 0 0 Wallac 1b 4 0 0 0 DWrght 3b 3 0 0 0 SMoore 3b 3 1 0 0 Hairstn rf 3 1 1 0 Greene ss 4 0 1 0 JuTrnr 1b-2b 3 1 1 1 JCastro c 3 0 1 0 RCeden 2b 3 1 1 0 BBarns cf 2 0 1 0 I.Davis ph-1b 1 0 1 0 Bogsvc rf 3 0 1 0 Bay lf 3 0 1 1 Ambriz p 0 0 0 0 Thole c 4 0 0 0 FRdrgz p 0 0 0 0 Dickey p 2 0 1 1 XCeden p 0 0 0 0 Vldspn ph 0 0 0 0 Abad p 1 0 0 0 Rauch p 0 0 0 0 Pearce ph 1 0 0 0 Edgin p 0 0 0 0 Storey p 0 0 0 0 DnMrp ph 1 0 0 0 BFrncs rf 1 0 0 0 Frncsc p 0 0 0 0 Totals 30 1 5 0 Totals 30 3 8 3 Houston.............................. 000 000 100 — 1 New York ........................... 000 101 01x — 3 DP—Houston 1, New York 2. LOB—Houston 4, New York 9. HR—Ju.Turner (1). IP H R ER BB SO Houston Abad L,0-1 ............... 4 4 1 1 4 2 Storey....................... 2 1 1 1 0 1 Ambriz....................... 1 0 0 0 1 2 Fe.Rodriguez........... 1 ⁄3 1 1 1 0 1 X.Cedeno................. 2 ⁄3 2 0 0 0 1 New York Dickey W,16-4......... 7 5 1 1 1 2 Rauch H,14.............. 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Edgin H,3................. 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 F.Francisco S,21-24..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Abad (Ju.Turner), by Dickey (S.Moore). WP—Dickey. PB—J.Castro. Umpires—Home, Chad Fairchild;First, David Rackley;Second, Tom Hallion;Third, Brian O’Nora. T—2:47. A—29,906 (41,922). Rockies 4, Cubs 3 Colorado Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi LeMahi 2b 4 1 0 0 DeJess rf 4 0 0 0 Pachec 1b 4 0 2 0 Vitters 3b 4 0 0 0 CGnzlz lf 3 0 0 1 Rizzo 1b 4 0 1 0 WRosr c 4 0 1 0 ASorin lf 4 1 1 0 ABrwn rf 4 1 1 1 SCastro ss 4 0 1 0 Blckmn rf 0 0 0 0 WCastll c 3 1 0 0 Nelson 3b 4 0 1 0 BJcksn cf 3 1 2 2 Colvin cf 3 0 0 0 Barney 2b 3 0 0 0 JHerrr ss 4 1 1 0 Raley p 2 0 0 0 White p 1 0 0 0 Corpas p 0 0 0 0 Rutledg ph 1 1 1 2 Hinshw p 0 0 0 0 CTorrs p 1 0 1 0 AlCarr p 0 0 0 0 Brothrs p 0 0 0 0 Mather ph 1 0 1 0 WHarrs p 0 0 0 0 Camp p 0 0 0 0 Fowler ph 1 0 0 0 Russell p 0 0 0 0 RBtncr p 0 0 0 0 Totals 34 4 8 4 Totals 32 3 6 2 Colorado ............................ 000 021 100 — 4 Chicago.............................. 000 300 000 — 3 E—Nelson (9). DP—Chicago1. LOB—Colorado 6, Chicago 4. 2B—B.Jackson (3). HR—A.Brown (1), Rutledge (7), B.Jackson (3). CS—S.Castro (11), Mather (2). IP H R ER BB SO Colorado White ........................ 4 5 3 2 1 4 C.Torres W,3-1 ....... 2 1 ⁄3 1 0 0 1 2 Brothers H,13.......... 1 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 W.Harris H,3............ 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 R.Betancourt S,26-31..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Chicago Raley ........................ 5 5 2 2 3 4 Corpas L,0-1 BS,2-2 ...................... 1 1 ⁄3 3 2 2 0 2 Hinshaw.................... 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Al.Cabrera ............... 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Camp........................ 1 0 0 0 0 1 Russell ..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 WP—Al.Cabrera. Umpires—Home, Ron Kulpa;First, Derryl Cousins- ;Second, Mike Muchlinski;Third, Alan Porter. T—3:00. A—35,296 (41,009). Pirates 4, Brewers 0 Milwaukee Pittsburgh ab r h bi ab r h bi Aoki rf 4 0 1 0 Tabata lf 3 1 1 1 RWeks 2b 4 0 0 0 GSnchz 1b 1 0 0 0 Braun lf 4 0 0 0 Snider rf-lf 4 0 1 1 ArRmr 3b 4 0 3 0 AMcCt cf 4 0 0 0 Hart 1b 4 0 0 0 GJones 1b-rf 4 0 1 0 Mldnd c 4 0 1 0 Walker 2b 4 1 0 0 CGomz cf 3 0 0 0 PAlvrz 3b 3 0 2 0 LHrndz p 0 0 0 0 McKnr c 2 1 1 1 Lucroy ph 0 0 0 0 Barmes ss 3 0 0 0 Bianchi ss 4 0 2 0 Karstns p 3 1 1 1 Marcm p 1 0 0 0 Watson p 0 0 0 0 Ishikaw ph 1 0 1 0 Grilli p 0 0 0 0 Veras p 0 0 0 0 Hanrhn p 0 0 0 0 Morgan cf 2 0 1 0 Totals 35 0 9 0 Totals 31 4 7 4 Milwaukee.......................... 000 000 000 — 0 Pittsburgh .......................... 000 040 00x — 4 E—C.Gomez (5), Bianchi (1). DP—Pittsburgh 1. LOB—Milwaukee 9, Pittsburgh 4. 2B—Ar.Ramirez (42), Tabata (16), P.Alvarez (19), McKenry (11). CS—A.McCutchen (10). IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Marcum L,5-4.......... 5 5 4 0 1 5 Veras ........................ 1 2 0 0 0 2 Li.Hernandez........... 2 0 0 0 0 3 Pittsburgh Karstens W,5-3....... 7 7 0 0 0 4 Watson H,14............ 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Grilli H,28................. 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Hanrahan.................. 1 2 0 0 1 1 Karstens pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Umpires—Home, DougEddings;First, KerwinDan- ley;Second, Paul Nauert;Third, Dana DeMuth. T—2:48. A—37,460 (38,362). Braves 7, Giants 3 Atlanta San Francisco ab r h bi ab r h bi Bourn cf 4 0 2 2 Pagan cf 4 0 0 0 Prado 3b 3 1 2 1 Scutaro 2b 4 0 1 0 Heywrd rf 4 1 1 3 Sandovl 3b 4 0 0 0 FFrmn 1b 5 1 1 0 Posey c 4 1 1 0 D.Ross c 5 0 1 0 Pence rf 3 1 0 0 RJhnsn lf 4 0 2 1 Arias ss 4 0 1 0 Uggla 2b 4 1 0 0 Belt 1b 3 1 1 1 Janish ss 5 1 1 0 FPegur lf 2 0 0 0 Minor p 2 2 1 0 GBlanc ph-lf 1 0 1 2 Durbin p 0 0 0 0 Bmgrn p 2 0 0 0 Hinske ph 0 0 0 0 Kontos p 0 0 0 0 Pstrnck ph 1 0 0 0 Mijares p 0 0 0 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 Theriot ph 1 0 0 0 Kimrel p 0 0 0 0 Hensly p 0 0 0 0 Affeldt p 0 0 0 0 Hacker p 0 0 0 0 Totals 37 711 7 Totals 32 3 5 3 Atlanta ................................ 003 000 121 — 7 San Francisco.................... 000 010 200 — 3 E—Kontos (1), Posey (9). DP—San Francisco 1. LOB—Atlanta 10, San Francisco 3. 2B—D.Ross (5), Re.Johnson (12), Minor (1), Arias (11), Belt (21), G.Blanco (11). HR—Heyward (23). SB—Prado (15), F.Freeman (2). CS—Heyward (7). IP H R ER BB SO Atlanta Minor W,7-10........... 6 2 ⁄3 4 3 3 0 5 Durbin H,12 ............. 1 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 O’Flaherty H,21....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Kimbrel ..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 San Francisco Bumgarner L,14-8 .. 6 1 ⁄3 7 4 4 4 5 Kontos ...................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mijares...................... 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Hensley .................... 1 ⁄3 2 2 2 1 1 Affeldt ....................... 2 ⁄3 0 0 0 2 0 Hacker ...................... 1 2 1 1 0 1 Kontos pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. HBP—by Minor (Pence). Umpires—Home, Joe West;First, Sam Holbrook- ;Second, Andy Fletcher;Third, Rob Drake. T—3:16. A—41,679 (41,915). Reds 8, Cardinals 2 St. Louis Cincinnati ab r h bi ab r h bi Jay cf 4 0 2 0 Cozart ss 5 0 0 0 MCrpnt 3b 3 0 1 1 Stubbs cf 5 0 1 0 Hollidy lf 4 0 2 0 BPhllps 2b 5 2 3 2 Craig 1b 4 0 0 0 Ludwck lf 4 1 3 0 Beltran rf 4 0 0 0 Frazier 1b 3 2 0 1 Schmkr 2b 4 0 1 0 Bruce rf 3 2 1 2 T.Cruz c 4 2 2 0 Rolen 3b 2 0 1 2 Furcal ss 4 0 2 0 DNavrr c 4 0 1 1 JGarci p 2 0 1 0 Leake p 3 1 2 0 SRonsn ph 1 0 0 0 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 Dicksn p 0 0 0 0 Heisey ph 1 0 0 0 Rzpczy p 0 0 0 0 Broxtn p 0 0 0 0 Descals ph 1 0 0 0 Hoover p 0 0 0 0 Totals 35 211 1 Totals 35 812 8 St. Louis............................. 000 010 100 — 2 Cincinnati ........................... 001 003 40x — 8 DP—St. Louis 1, Cincinnati 2. LOB—St. Louis 7, Cincinnati 7. 2B—Holliday (31), B.Phillips (26), Leake (2). HR—B.Phillips (14), Bruce (27). SF— M.Carpenter. IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis J.Garcia L,3-5.......... 6 7 4 4 2 5 Dickson .................... 1 4 4 4 2 1 Rzepczynski ............ 1 1 0 0 0 1 Cincinnati Leake W,6-8............ 6 2 ⁄3 10 2 2 0 3 Marshall H,17.......... 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Broxton..................... 1 1 0 0 0 2 Hoover...................... 1 0 0 0 0 3 Umpires—Home, Ted Barrett;First, Brian Runge- ;Second, Tim McClelland;Third, Jordan Baker. T—2:58. A—41,680 (42,319). A M E R I C A N L E A G U E Indians 3, Yankees 1 New York Cleveland ab r h bi ab r h bi Jeter ss 5 1 2 0 Kipnis 2b 3 1 0 0 Swisher rf 3 0 1 0 AsCarr ss 4 0 0 0 Cano 2b 3 0 2 0 Choo rf 3 1 0 0 Teixeir 1b 3 0 0 1 CSantn dh 3 0 0 0 Grndrs cf 3 0 0 0 Brantly cf 3 1 1 3 ErChvz 3b 4 0 1 0 Ktchm 1b 3 0 0 0 RMartn c 4 0 1 0 Carrer lf 3 0 1 0 Ibanez dh 4 0 0 0 Hannhn 3b 2 0 1 0 ISuzuki lf 4 0 0 0 Marson c 2 0 1 0 Totals 33 1 7 1 Totals 26 3 4 3 New York ........................... 000 001 000 — 1 Cleveland........................... 300 000 00x — 3 E—Hannahan (10). DP—New York 1, Cleveland 1. LOB—New York 9, Cleveland 3. 2B—Cano (35), Marson (8). HR—Brantley (6). SF—Teixeira. IP H R ER BB SO New York Kuroda L,12-9 ......... 8 4 3 3 2 6 Cleveland Masterson W,10-11 6 2 ⁄3 7 1 1 2 6 Pestano H,33........... 1 1 ⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 C.Perez S,33-37..... 1 0 0 0 0 2 HBP—by Kuroda (Kipnis, Hannahan). Umpires—Home, Adrian Johnson;First, Gary Ce- derstrom;Second, D.J. Reyburn;Third, Fieldin Cul- breth. T—2:34. A—34,374 (43,429). Rangers 9, Twins 3 Minnesota Texas ab r h bi ab r h bi Span cf 5 0 1 0 Kinsler 2b 5 1 3 4 Revere rf 4 1 1 0 Andrus ss 5 0 1 0 Mauer dh 4 0 1 1 Hamltn lf 4 1 2 0 Wlngh lf 4 0 0 0 Beltre 3b 4 0 0 0 Mornea 1b 4 1 4 1 N.Cruz dh 4 1 2 1 Doumit c 4 0 1 0 DvMrp rf 4 1 2 0 Plouffe 3b 3 0 0 0 Soto c 4 2 2 1 JCarrll 2b 4 1 2 0 Gentry cf 3 2 1 0 Flormn ss 3 0 2 1 Morlnd 1b 4 1 1 3 Totals 35 312 3 Totals 37 914 9 Minnesota.......................... 000 110 100 — 3 Texas.................................. 234 000 00x — 9 E—J.Carroll (12), Florimon (4). DP—Minnesota 1, Texas 3. LOB—Minnesota8, Texas 5. 2B—Revere (13), Mauer (26), J.Carroll (15), Hamilton (24), N.Cruz 2 (34). 3B—Kinsler (4). HR—Morneau (17), Kinsler (15), Moreland(14). SB—Revere(30). CS— Andrus (8). IP H R ER BB SO Minnesota Duensing L,3-9........ 2 1 ⁄3 10 9 9 1 3 Al.Burnett ................. 2 2 ⁄3 2 0 0 0 1 Fien........................... 1 1 0 0 0 0 T.Robertson ............ 1 0 0 0 0 1 Perkins ..................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 Texas Dempster W,3-1...... 6 8 2 2 2 7 R.Ross ..................... 1 3 1 1 0 0 M.Lowe..................... 1 1 0 0 1 0 Scheppers ............... 1 0 0 0 0 2 WP—Dempster. Umpires—Home, Chris Conroy;First, Mark Carl- son;Second, Wally Bell;Third, Ed Hickox. T—3:07. A—44,215 (48,194). Athletics 4, Rays 2 Oakland Tampa Bay ab r h bi ab r h bi Crisp cf 4 1 3 0 DJnngs lf 4 1 1 1 Drew ss 4 1 1 0 Fuld cf-rf 3 0 0 0 Cespds lf 4 0 0 0 Joyce rf 3 0 0 0 S.Smith dh 4 1 1 1 BUpton ph-cf 1 0 0 0 Carter 1b 4 1 1 2 Longori 3b 3 0 0 0 Reddck rf 4 0 3 0 Zobrist ss 4 0 1 0 Dnldsn 3b 3 0 0 0 Scott dh 4 1 1 0 Kottars c 3 0 0 0 C.Pena 1b 3 0 0 0 DNorrs ph-c 1 0 0 0 RRorts 2b 3 0 1 0 Pnngtn 2b 4 0 0 0 Loaton c 2 0 0 1 Totals 35 4 9 3 Totals 30 2 4 2 Oakland.............................. 301 000 000 — 4 Tampa Bay......................... 010 010 000 — 2 E—Lobaton (4), Longoria (7). DP—Tampa Bay 1. LOB—Oakland 5, Tampa Bay 5. 2B—Crisp 2 (17), Reddick (23), Zobrist (32). HR—S.Smith (12), Car- ter (11), De.Jennings (10). SB—Drew (1), Fuld (5). CS—Crisp (4). SF—Lobaton. IP H R ER BB SO Oakland McCarthy W,7-5...... 7 4 2 2 2 7 Doolittle H,9............. 1 0 0 0 0 2 Balfour S,14-16 ....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Tampa Bay Hellickson L,8-9 ...... 5 6 4 4 0 5 Badenhop................. 1 1 0 0 0 0 Howell....................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 Farnsworth............... 1 0 0 0 0 1 McGee...................... 1 1 0 0 0 3 HBP—by McCarthy (C.Pena), by Hellickson (Do- naldson). Umpires—Home, Marty Foster;First, Jeff Kellogg- ;Second, Vic Carapazza;Third, Eric Cooper. T—2:53. A—18,187 (34,078). Tigers 5, Angels 3 Los Angeles Detroit ab r h bi ab r h bi Trout cf 4 0 0 0 AJcksn cf 5 0 0 0 TrHntr rf 3 0 0 0 Infante 2b 4 1 1 0 HKndrc 2b 4 0 2 1 MiCarr dh 4 0 0 0 Trumo 1b 4 0 0 0 Fielder 1b 4 1 3 0 Callasp 3b 3 0 1 0 DYong lf 4 1 3 1 KMorls dh 4 1 0 0 Berry lf 0 0 0 0 Aybar ss 4 0 1 1 Dirks rf 4 1 2 1 V.Wells lf 4 1 2 1 JhPerlt ss 4 1 2 2 BoWlsn c 3 1 0 0 Avila c 4 0 1 1 MIzturs ph 1 0 0 0 JeBakr 3b 4 0 2 0 RSantg 3b 0 0 0 0 Totals 34 3 6 3 Totals 37 514 5 Los Angeles....................... 002 100 000 — 3 Detroit................................. 000 002 03x — 5 E—Haren (2), Infante (6), Je.Baker (1), A.Jackson (1). DP—Los Angeles 1, Detroit 2. LOB—Los An- geles 6, Detroit 8. 2B—Aybar (22), Infante (3), Fiel- der (25), D.Young 2 (21), Jh.Peralta (29). HR— V.Wells (9). CS—Aybar (3). IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles Haren........................ 5 2 ⁄3 8 2 2 0 7 Walden H,7.............. 2 ⁄3 1 0 0 0 1 Richards L,3-3 BS,1-2 ...................... 1 1 ⁄3 3 3 3 0 0 Hawkins.................... 1 ⁄3 2 0 0 0 0 Detroit Smyly........................ 6 4 3 1 2 6 Dotel W,4-2.............. 2 2 0 0 0 1 Valverde S,26-30.... 1 0 0 0 0 0 WP—Smyly. Umpires—Home, Gary Darling;First, Paul Emmel- ;Second, Scott Barry;Third, Jerry Meals. T—2:58. A—41,970 (41,255). Orioles 8, Blue Jays 2 Toronto Baltimore ab r h bi ab r h bi RDavis lf 4 0 1 0 Markks rf 5 2 2 0 McCoy cf-rf 4 0 1 0 Hardy ss 5 3 3 2 Bautist rf 0 1 0 0 McLoth lf 4 1 0 0 Rasms cf 3 0 0 0 AdJons cf 5 0 1 2 Encrnc 1b 3 1 1 2 Wieters c 4 0 1 2 KJhnsn 2b 4 0 0 0 C.Davis dh 3 0 1 0 YEscor ss 3 0 1 0 MrRynl 1b 3 1 2 0 Sierra dh 3 0 0 0 Flahrty 2b 3 0 1 0 Vizquel 3b 3 0 2 0 Andino 2b 0 0 0 0 Mathis c 3 0 0 0 Machd 3b 4 1 2 1 Totals 30 2 6 2 Totals 36 813 7 Toronto............................... 200 000 000 — 2 Baltimore............................ 002 023 10x — 8 E—Mathis (2), Y.Escobar (10). LOB—Toronto 3, Baltimore 9. 2B—Y.Escobar (14), Vizquel (2), Har- dy (23). HR—Encarnacion (34), Hardy (17). SB— McLouth (5). CS—R.Davis (10), McCoy (1), Vizquel (2). SF—Wieters. IP H R ER BB SO Toronto Morrow L,7-5........... 4 2 ⁄3 6 4 2 1 7 Loup.......................... 0 1 0 0 0 0 Jenkins..................... 3 1 ⁄3 6 4 4 2 1 Baltimore S.Johnson W,2-0.... 6 4 2 2 2 7 Ayala......................... 2 2 0 0 0 1 Gregg ....................... 1 0 0 0 0 3 Loup pitched to 1 batter in the 5th. HBP—by Morrow (C.Davis). PB—Mathis. Umpires—Home, DanIassogna;First, CBBucknor- ;Second, Dale Scott;Third, Bill Miller. T—2:41. A—25,082 (45,971). SUGARLAND, Texas —Roger Clemens was back on the mound at age 50, striking out hitters again. Pitchingfor thefirst timeinfive years, Clemens tossed31-3score- lessinningsSaturdaynightforthe Sugar Land Skeeters of the inde- pendent Atlantic League. Clemens faced the Bridgeport Bluefish and struck out two, in- cluding former major leaguer Joey Gathright to start the game. Heallowedonehit without awalk andthrew37 pitches. Scouts from the Houston As- tros and Kansas City Royals were onhandtowatchClemens’ come- back — for however long it lasts andwherever it leads. He certainly was happy to be back on a diamond instead of in a courtroom. In June, the seven- timeCyYoungwinnerwasacquit- tedof charges he liedtoCongress when he denied using perform- ance-enhancing drugs. Clemens, who last pitched for the New York Yankees in 2007, worked a 1-2-3 first inning and fanned two. His fastball was clocked at 88 mph, and he mixed incurves andsplitters. Wearing the No. 21 that he sported during his rise to fame withBostonnearly three decades ago, Clemens got a big cheer whenhe took the mound. Clemens back on the mound The Associated Press AL LEADERS BATTING—Trout, Los Angeles, .338; Jeter, New York, .326; MiCabrera, Detroit, .324; Konerko, Chi- cago, .316; Mauer, Minnesota, .313; Beltre, Texas, .313; Fielder, Detroit, .309. RUNS—Trout, Los Angeles, 99; Kinsler, Texas, 88; MiCabrera, Detroit, 83; Hamilton, Texas, 82; Gran- derson, New York, 81; Jeter, New York, 81; AJack- son, Detroit, 79. RBI—Hamilton, Texas, 107; MiCabrera, Detroit, 106; Willingham, Minnesota, 91; Fielder, Detroit, 89; Encarnacion, Toronto, 88; ADunn, Chicago, 87; AdGonzalez, Boston, 86; Pujols, Los Angeles, 86. HITS—Jeter, New York, 173; MiCabrera, Detroit, 159; Beltre, Texas, 149; Cano, New York, 148; An- drus, Texas, 146; AdGonzalez, Boston, 145; AGor- don, Kansas City, 145; AdJones, Baltimore, 145. DOUBLES—AGordon, Kansas City, 40; AdGonza- lez, Boston, 37; Cano, New York, 35; Choo, Cleve- land, 35; Kinsler, Texas, 35; Brantley, Cleveland, 34; NCruz, Texas, 34; Pujols, Los Angeles, 34. TRIPLES—AJackson, Detroit, 8; JWeeks, Oak- land, 8; Rios, Chicago, 7; Andrus, Texas, 6; AEsco- bar, Kansas City, 6; ISuzuki, New York, 6; Trout, Los Angeles, 6; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 6. HOMERUNS—ADunn, Chicago, 38; Encarnacion, Toronto, 34; Hamilton, Texas, 34; MiCabrera, De- troit, 32; Granderson, New York, 32; Willingham, Minnesota, 31; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 30. STOLENBASES—Trout, Los Angeles, 41; RDavis, Toronto, 39; Revere, Minnesota, 30; Crisp, Oak- land, 28; AEscobar, Kansas City, 25; JDyson, Kan- sas City, 24; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 24. PITCHING—Weaver, Los Angeles, 16-3; Price, Tampa Bay, 16-4; Sale, Chicago, 15-4; MHarrison, Texas, 15-7; Sabathia, New York, 13-3; Scherzer, Detroit, 13-6; Vargas, Seattle, 13-8. STRIKEOUTS—Verlander, Detroit, 192; Scherzer, Detroit, 186; FHernandez, Seattle, 179; Darvish, Texas, 172; Shields, Tampa Bay, 168; Price, Tampa Bay, 167; Peavy, Chicago, 155. C M Y K PAGE 4C SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com /l Meric|e, we wcnl lc mcke :ure ycu hcve c grecl :e|eclicn cf cffce :pcce Ready to Go lhe mcmenl ycu cre reccy lc grcw ycur Lu:ine::. 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Green Street, Nanticoke N E W ! www. m e r i c l e . c o m / b r o k e r a g e BROKERAGE DI VI SI ON C M Y K THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 PAGE 5C ➛ N F L BUCCANEERS Joseph out for season TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Bucca- neers offensive lineman Davin Joseph has a torn right patellar tendon and will undergo surgery that will sideline him for the entire season. The two-time Pro Bowl selection was injured during the second quarter of Friday night’s 30-28 preseason victory over New England when a teammate blocked a Patriots lineman into the back of Joseph’s knee. Reserve Ted Larsen replaced Joseph at right guard against the Patriots, however coach Greg Schiano was not ready Saturday to declare the third- year pro will start the regular season opener. Joseph is the leader of an offensive line that’s considered one of the stron- gest assets of a team that went 4-12 and ended last season on a 10-game losing streak. JAGUARS Monroe, Smith return JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Left tackle Eugene Monroe and linebacker Daryl Smith are back at practice for the Jack- sonville Jaguars. Both players returned Saturday and are expected to play in Thursday night’s preseason finale against Atlanta. Monroe missed the past two exhibi- tion games after sustaining a concus- sion in practice. Coach Mike Mularkey says Monroe passed his concussion test Friday and was cleared to practice. He was working with the starting unit Saturday. Guard Will Rackley also was back in a limited capacity after missing much of training camp with a high- ankle sprain. Like Rackley, Smith missed all three preseason games. He injured his groin early this month. Also, Mularkey says defensive end George Selvie (knee) and tight end Zach Miller (calf) will be out at least a couple of weeks. TITANS Pass rush showing signs of steady improvement NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans safety Michael Griffin says Tennessee’s de- fense did a “pretty good job” in their big tuneup for the regular season. He is being a bit modest. The Titans finished their third pre- season game with four sacks, helped force five turnovers, had eight tackles for loss and 10 hits on quarterbacks. Their performance had coach Mike Munchak using words like “awesome” and “dominated” and a little worried for Arizona’s quarterbacks in a 32-27 win Thursday night. Now if the Titans can carry this stifling defense into the regular season, they will have accomplished their big- gest offseason mission of creating a pass rush after having only 28 sacks last season. Griffin says the main thing going into the season is being more consis- tent and creating turnovers. DOLPHINS Tannehill’s supporting cast is looking a little bit shaky DAVIE, Fla. — Ryan Tannehill’s biggest problem as a rookie may be his supporting case. The Miami Dolphins quarterback went 11 for 27 for 112 yards and one interception Friday night in a 23-6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, and he had little help on offense. The Dolphins dropped seven passes, including four thrown by Tannehill, one of which would have been a touch- down. Pass protection wasn’t in sure hands, either — Tannehill was sacked once and hit several other times. De- fense is expected to be the Dolphins’ strength, and the first-teamers held Atlanta’s high-powered attack without a touchdown. But the first-team offense has produced only 10 points while playing about five quarters through three exhibition games, all defeats. -- The Associated Press I N B R I E F AP PHOTO Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Davin Joseph is taken off the field with an injury during a preseason game be- tween the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday. Joseph injured his knee and will miss the entire season. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A day after watching starting cornerback Prince Amukamara get a moderate high ankle sprain, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he concerned about the state of his banged-up secondary. “We’re certainly concerned and that’s a modest word,” Coughlin said during a conference call Saturday. The Giants had the day off following the 20-17 loss to the Bears on Friday. “All you have to do is look around and see what we have there,” Coughlin said. “We started out with what we thought was good numbers and good quality at that position. “I don’t knowwhywecontinuetohave this happen to us at that position. It’s beenthat wayfor thelast coupleof years. Our numbers havedwindledtherenow.” Amukamara, who missed most of his rookie season with a broken foot he suf- fered on his second day of practice after signinglast year, wasprojectedasastart- er at cornerback this season. Amukamara had X- rays taken, but they came back negative. The extent of his inju- ryisnot yet knownand it’s not been deter- mined how long he will be out of action. “I know he’s sore today,” Coughlin said. “I don’t know how long he will be out. It’s unfortunately longer than you wouldlike it tobe. I guess it’s all depend- ing on the damage and how much pain he could tolerate.” Amukamara joins fellow cornerbacks Terrell Thomas (strained ACL) and roo- kie Jayron Hosley (turf toe) on the side- line with injuries. Coughlin said that he will look to vet- eran reserves Michael Coe and Bruce Johnson to step in while Amukamara and Thomas remained out, but Johnson is still recovering from a torn Achilles tendon last season. “Michael Coe played well, but he’s coming off a hamstring injury,” Cough- linsaid. “I thinkwe’veall triedtoencour- age Bruce to engage more and make some plays. “It would let us see some positive things as we move forward. We chal- lenge all our defensive backs to play tighter coverage, even in the zone.” Coughlin was asked if the injuries wouldforcetheGiants tolookelsewhere for defensive back help. “We’re certainly always scanning and looking to see if there are people out there whocouldhelpus,” Coughlinsaid. “But it’s difficult to assess whether there areanypeopleout therewhocanhelpus. I think it has to come from inside (the current roster).” Thomas, whomissedall of last season after undergoing ACL surgery, wrote on his blog that he hopes to be back in time for the seasonopener Sept. 5 against the Dallas Cowboys. But Coughlin is not sure about that. “That’s not according to what I’m reading,” Coughlin said. “We can give way to hope, but no one has told me he’s become ready to run. At that position, you need to start and stop quickly, change directions on a dime. It’s not easy.” Coughlin said that he wasn’t sure about moving a safety up to play corner. “We’vedonethat withAntrelle(Rolle) before, but I wouldnot thinkthat’s anop- tion right now,” Coughlin said. “But I’m willing to try anything if the need could be there.” Coughlin said that starting outside li- nebacker Mathias Kiwanuka was sore Saturday and won’t play in the final pre- season game Wednesday against New England, but should be fine for the sea- son opener a week later. Offensive tackle Will Beatty, who has not playedduringthepreseasonbecause of back issues, showedsome signs of im- provement. Coughlin concerned about secondary The Associated Press Coughlin FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots have plenty of work to do with their offense before they show they can contend for another Super Bowl berth. Chances are they’ll do it. With just one of their four exhibition games remaining, the Patriots haven’t moved the ball consistently while shift- ing players around in the offensive line and dividing playing time among receiv- ers, several of them not likely to make the team. Still, coach Bill Belichick wasn’t hap- py after Friday night’s 30-28 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in which Tom Brady threwan interception for a touch- down and was sacked twice. “We didn’t do anything offensively ex- cept lose yardage and turn the ball over. It was toughto watchany of what we did offensively,” Belichick said. The Patriots added talent and depth to their already potent passing attack in the offseason by signing wide receivers Brandon Lloyd, Donte’ Stallworth and Jabar Gaffney. They already had Wes Welker, Deion Branch, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez to catch Brady’s throws. But Welker sat out the last two games and Lloyd, Gronkowski and Hernandez returnedFriday night after resting inthe Patriots 27-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night. And Brady played just two series in the opening 7-6 win over the New Orleans Saints, then didn’t suit up against the Eagles. Once the top players get their usual playing time in the regular season, the offense will pick up. Still, Brady did play three quarters at Tampa Bay and threw for just127yards on13completions in20 attempts. And Lloyd caught only one of those passes. “We’ve got a lot of work to do in being consistent and putting drives together to get the ball into the end zone,” said Lloyd, who played for the Patriots’ new offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, the past two seasons. “We are develop- ing as an offense and we’re trying to in- tegrate as muchof therunninggameand pass catchers as possible, but I think what it is coming down to is that we all need to make plays and be more consis- tent out there on the football field.” That should be easier once the first- string offensive line is back together. Left guard Logan Mankins played Fri- day night for the first time since under- going offseason knee surgery. Sebastian Vollmer will help at right tackle once his back problems subside. And right guard Brian Waters, outstanding in his first year with the Patriots last season, would be an improvement if he reports to camp. Belichick hasn’t said why Waters hasn’t shown up, but there’s still two weeks left before the opening game at Tennessee on Sept. 9 and he could be ready by then. Left tackle Matt Light, who protected Brady’s blindside for the past11seasons, retired and has been replaced by second- year pro Nate Solder. But Brady said he still has confidence in the offensive line. Pats know offense has to improve New England has struggled to move the ball consistently through its first three preseason games. By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer LANDOVER, Md. —Robert Griffin III was the last player announced during pregame ceremonies. He emerged fromthe tunnel, through the large inflatable Washington Redskins football helmet and onto the field, raising both arms to pump up a crowd eager for his first head-to-head match- up with AndrewLuck. Like everything else about the roo- kie, Griffin was doing something new —but looking as if he’d done it before. “I’ve never had my own introduc- tion ever, high school or college, so that was extremely fun with the smoke and everything,” Griffin said. “It was like you’re in a movie.” In many ways, Saturday’s game was promoted like a movie opening, the curtain raiser for a budding quarter- back rivalry between the Nos. 1and 2 picks in the draft. The co-stars respon- ded with a display of A-list poise and promise as Griffin’s Redskins defeated Luck’s Indianapolis Colts 30-17. Top pick Luck completed14 of 23 passes for 151yards and a touchdown to fellowrookie T.Y. Hilton. Heisman Trophy winner Griffin went 11for 17 for 74 yards and a scoring throwto veteran Santana Moss. Both quarterbacks played one series into the third quarter in the teams’ dress rehearsal for the regular season, with the Redskins ahead14-7 when the subs took over. “I haven’t had any overall bad per- formances for myself. ... I thought he did a good job out there as well,” Grif- fin said. “They blewthis up as a head- to-head, and we’ll see what happens next.” Barring an incredible pair of Super Bowl runs fromtwo teams rebuilding frombad seasons, the first Luck-RGIII encounter that really counts won’t come until the 2014 regular season. Still, the comparisons will continue. “It’s not something you can just push away or put aside,” Griffin said. “It’s everywhere. It’s going to be there for our entire careers.” The game was marketed to the hilt, offering a ground-floor glimpse at two players given the burden of reviving proud franchises. The Colt are coming off a 2-14 season as they embark on the post-Peyton Manning era, while the Redskins went 5-11last year for a fourth consecutive last-place finish in the NFCEast. Even so, it was merely a preseason game. The atmosphere in the stadium was far fromelectric —attendance was announced as 60,047 —and the offenses were still running basic schemes, saving the more creative stuff for their regular-season openers in two weeks. And while Griffin gave himself good marks for his performance, Luck was more downcast despite putting up decent numbers. “I’mnot happy,” Luck said. “But I realize a preseason game is a chance to learn.” Luck’s touchdown was an impres- sive moment. He stepped up in the pocket to avoid the rush, then put a deep ball down the left side into the arms of third-round pick Hilton for a 31-yard touchdown, wrapping up an 80-yard drive. Griffin responded on the next drive, which also went 80 yards. He took a high-and-wide shotgun snap and drift- ed to the right to find Moss for a 4- yard score. Through three preseason games, Luck is 40 for 64 for 514 yards with three touchdowns, two interceptions and a 90.2 rating. Griffin is 20 for 31 for 193 yards with two touchdowns, no interceptions and a 103.2 rating — not to mention an approving coach. “He keeps on getting better and better,” Redskins coach Mike Shana- han said, “more comfortable with the system, with what we’re trying to do.” Meanwhile, someone forgot to tell Redskins rookie running back Alfred Morris that the game wasn’t all about him. The sixth-round draft pick, get- ting the start because of a rash of injuries, ran for 107 yards on14 carries and a touchdown. Evan Royster (knee) and Roy Helu Jr. (Achilles) both sat out, while TimHightower was limited to five carries in his first game since tearing the ACL in his left knee last season. The game got predictably messy after Luck and Griffin departed. Sev- enth-round pick Chandler Harnish was whistled for delay of game on his first Colts series, then was tackled for a safety by linebacker Chris Wilson on the next play. Rex Grossman, who started13 games last season, was welcomed with a smattering of boos when he ran onto the field to replace Griffin. He answered by going 8 for 8 for 127 yards and two touchdown passes, a 13-yarder to Joshua Morgan and a 12-yarder to Dezmon Briscoe. One thing that was clear early: Luck and Griffin will need better protection to succeed anytime soon. Griffin nev- er got sacked, but he was under severe pressure twice in his first drive. Luck was sacked twice on one series and had another drive thwarted by a clip- ping penalty. Steelers 38, Bills 7 ORCHARDPARK, N.Y. —Receiver Antonio Brown scored two touch- downs in leading the Pittsburgh Steel- ers to a preseason rout over the Buffa- lo Bills. Ben Roethlisberger shook off a slow start by engineering an11-play, 98- yard touchdown drive for the go- ahead score with a 6-yard pass to Brown at the end of the first half. Brown then opened the second half with a 39-yard touchdown catch from backup Byron Leftwich in helping the Steelers (No. 7 in the AP Pro32) im- prove to 2-1. Fred Jackson scored on a 1-yard plunge, and high-priced defensive end Mario Williams had two sacks for the Bills (No.9), who dropped to 0-3. The Bills’ starting offense sputtered in producing just one score despite five of seven drives into Steelers territory. Raiders 31, Lions 20 OAKLAND, Calif. —Matthew Stafford threwfor 68 yards until leav- ing with an injury to his non-throwing hand in the Detroit Lions’ loss to the Oakland Raiders. Defensive end Dave Tollefson drove Stafford to the ground after an in- complete pass in the second quarter. Teamtrainers wrapped Stafford’s left hand in heavy bandages and a brace on the sideline. Shaun Hill took over on Detroit’s next possession. Oakland sidelined several more Detroit players. Cornerback Bill Bentley departed with a shoulder injury and Chris Houston with a left ankle injury for the Lions. Running back Kevin Smith also left with a right ankle injury and trainers wrapped bandages around Mikel Leshoure’s midsection after his final run. AP PHOTO Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck passes under pressure from Washington Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield during the first half of a preseason game Saturday in Landover, Md. Luck, Griffin impress as ’Skins win The Associated Press P R E S E A S O N R O U N D U P C M Y K PAGE 6C SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com ➛ S P O R T S WILKES-BARRETWP. — After first two seasons as head coach at King’s, Jeff Knarr’s tenure hasn’t begun as he and the teamwould have hoped. Starting Year 3 nowwith a vast majority of players in camp – men he recruited – Knarr is in the middle of his best training camp as King’s mentor. One of the reasons there’s so much optimismat camp is because the players are getting along better than ever under Knarr. “The thing we like is these seniors have done a good job of building teamchemistry,” the coach said. “The first year it’s hard to do that even though we had a great group of seniors there. Last year there was no chemistry and the kids realized that’s a problemand what you need and these guys have done a great job of doing that.” The Monarchs are coming off a1-7 record in the MACand a 1-9 overall mark, prompting coaches in the preseason poll to rank the squad tied for eighth in the10-teamleague. But that’s not going to stop the players fromhaving high expectations. “We’re expecting what every teamcomes into the season expecting: to win every game and a championship climb,” said senior linebacker Ryan Cordingly. “You’re crazy think- ing you’re going to go into the MACand not compete. And that’s what we’re planning on doing regardless of rankings and polls and what other people have said about our team.” ONOFFENSE With just four returning start- ers on offense, the Monarchs are youthful and may look like an inexperienced squad. But that’s not the case. Sophomore quarterback Bryant Klein played in five games, including four starts a year ago. Another sophomore signal-caller is Tyler Hartranft, who transferred to King’s in January fromSusquehanna. Both are competing for the starting gig. Kyle McGrath, who rushed for a team-high 4.2 yards per carry as a freshman, is back for his sophomore season after an injury-plagued campaign. Ju- nior Judens Giombert will also see some time in the backfield. There’s also a competition at receiver and tight end with five players vying for playing time at wideout and five more in a close KI NG’ S COL L EGE CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER With a more experienced defense King’s is looking to improve in coach Jeff Knarr’s third season leading the Monarchs. Chemistry could key Monarchs’ turnaround Two tough seasons later, King’s is looking to get back into the thick of the MAC. By DAVE ROSENGRANT [email protected] See KING’S, Page 7C play away from your role in- creasing immensely,” Ross said. When it comes to calling plays, Ross will leave that duty to longtime coaching partner Mike Hatcher, the team’s offen- sive coordinator, but he may chime in occasionally. “Our main thing is put the ball in the hands of our best kids. Balance to us is being able to run or throw to either side of the formation with equal efficiency,” Ross said. “It’s not having equal amount of runs or throws, because the game dictates that stuff. You have to be able to run the ball because that’s how you get play action and get big yardage DALLAS — It’s been nearly 22 months since the announce- ment was made that Miser- icordia was going to start a football program. From the point Mark Ross was hired as head coach in January of 2011 he was doing everything from finding ven- dors for equipment and chairs to helping recruit players. In the last few months, the focus has shifted to all on-field activities. And with the planning all in the rearview mirror, the coach can’t wait to lead his team onto the field Saturday for the first game in school history in what everyone involved in the pro- gram hopes will be a season to remember. “I’ve had a ball. It’s been one of the most fun preseasons I can remember,” said Ross, who spent 10 years as assistant coach and defensive coordina- tor at Ithaca. “Part of it is that it’s new, it’s fresh. You spend that much time not really coaching and dealing with administrative type tasks and now to see it all together. … The facilities have turned out fantastic and the kids are fun to work with so I’ve enjoyed it a lot.” Usually when a school is beginning a football program, it starts up with a JV team the first few years. The Cougars are jumping right into things in the MAC just like Stevenson did last fall. Stevenson finished 1-7 in the conference and 2-8 over- all last year. “I expect our kids to play hard and play as fast as they can,” Ross said. “We tell them everyday play as hard and as fast as you can and we’ll cor- rect any mistakes we see on film. “We don’t want them out there worried about making mistakes and letting it affect the next play because they’re going to make mistakes, we all do. Just play hard and fast and try to take the pressure off them and let them play and have fun.” ON OFFENSE As of the middle of last week, Ross and his coaching staff were still monitoring position battles for the majority of the offense as evaluating took a step up. A few players have appeared to lock up start- ing roles, like tailback Robin Custodio. “There’s a handful of kids that probably started to sep- arate themselves from the rest of the pack. But we tell them everyday that you’re only one MI SERI CORDI A UNI VERSI TY FRED ADAMS/THE TIMES LEADER FILE Misericordia’s Mark Ross has been thrilled to get out on the field and coach after a year spent on administrative duties. Finally time for some football for Cougars Years of planning have led up to this, the school’s first game on the gridiron. By DAVE ROSENGRANT [email protected] The seasons can’t start soon enough for the three local college football programs. The coaches are excited for their respective seasons to begin later this week because of up-and-coming or established youth. The Wilkes Colonels return 18 starters from a year ago and a vast majority of those back are still underclassmen. The King’s Monarchs are enthusiastic with a flurry of young, collegiate players looking to make a name for themselves and help the team rise to the top once again. Meanwhile, the first-year Misericordia University Cougars can’t wait to finally get their inaugural season underway as all the hard work has been starting to show in practices and scrimmages. Local College Football Preview EDWARDSVILLE — When the 2011 season ended for Wilkes, coach Frank Sheptock couldn’t wait to get back on the field for the start of the 2012 campaign. Nineteen of the Colonels’ 24 starters in the season finale were underclass- men, making Sheptock enthusi- astic and hopeful. That time has now come for the Colonels, who are coming off a 4-5 overall record and a 4-4 mark in the MAC. And al- though the club is still youthful with a small senior class step- ping on the field when the season begins later this week, the expectations are high. “They’re not worried about what other people think or what they’re saying or what they did against other teams,” Sheptock said. “They’re excited about the new experience and the new team that they’re on and hopefully that allows us to play with an enthusiasm and a passion.” ON OFFENSE Junior Alex George is begin- ning his third year at quarter- back. He’s not entering without experience as he’s seen signif- icant playing time in the previ- ous two seasons, including starting every game last year. There’s no pressure on the signal-caller, but now appears to be his time. Junior Tyler Bernsten, who was banged up last year, is also expected to take snaps this season. The Colonels return nine starters on offense, but one of the losses is tailback Zach Tivald, who finished his career fifth all-time on the Wilkes career rushing yards list. The cupboard isn’t bare in the back- field though, as the team ran for an average of 242.8 yards per game in 2011. Aux Wogou, a junior, carried the ball 74 times for 425 yards last season. Sophomore An- drew Regan and junior Calvin Garvin also got limited carries and George piled up yards on the ground running for the second-most on the team with 706 and a team-high nine rush- ing scores. “One of Alex’s strengths is running his own read. He makes very good decisions and he’s tough to tackle,” Sheptock said. “We feel very strongly about our three top returning backs.” Junior Tim Bousson leads a young receiving corps and will be joined by sophomore Ryan Behrmann. On the O-line, four of five starters return including tack- les Anthony Swain, a junior and WI L KES UNI VERSI TY BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER Wilkes junior linebacker Tate Moore-Jacobs, who had 95 tackles and three interceptions in 2011, is one of many top returners. Colonels aim to climb back into contention Colonels Roster No. Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Gr. 1 Tim Bousson 6-2 174 WR Jr. 2 Patrick Inguilli 5-8 160 RB Fr. 3 Tyler Thomas 6-1 193 LB So. 4 Marcus Leaf 6-2 170 DB Fr. 5 Omar Richardson 5-10 169 DB So. 6 Calvin Garvin 5-6 154 RB Jr. 7 Tyler Bernsten 6-4 239 QB Jr. 8 Steve Oprendek 6-2 203 WR So. 9 Dan Van Mater 6-2 196 QB Jr. 10 Alex George 6-2 221 QB Jr. 11 Matt Ciampaglio 6-3 163 QB So. 12 Auxence Wogou 5-9 202 RB Jr. 13 Will Jones 6-2 180 DB So. 14 Chris Shuster 5-11 190 DB So. 16 Tyler Schmitt 6-3 195 WR Fr. 17 Nick Gray 6-0 213 LB So. 18 Justin Pellowski 5-10 165 DB So. 18 Ken McGotty 6-0 163 QB Fr. 19 Jonathon Conklin 5-9 160 WR So. 19 Pat Cook 6-0 175 QB Fr. 20 Jordan Fredo 5-7 172 K Jr. 20 Tyheed Jackson 5-9 155 DB Fr. 22 Payton Bachman 5-7 175 WR Fr. 23 Matt Aportella 5-8 160 WR Fr. 24 Jared Hargis 5-10 180 WR Fr. 25 Michael Frendak 6-2 190 DB Fr. 26 Matt Hill 6-1 202 LB So. 27 Jared Powell 5-9 190 DB Fr. 29 Andrew Regan 5-8 162 RB So. 30 Ryan Behrman 5-11 195 WR So. 31 Jake Sarson 6-0 179 DB So. 32 P.J. Incremona 5-11 205 RB Fr. 33 Roger Legg 5-10 180 DB Fr. 34 Tate Moore-Jacobs 5-10 198 LB Jr. 35 Zack Ross 5-10 191 K/P So. 35 Bryan Mellon 6-2 165 P Fr. 36 Paul Gaffney 6-2 185 DB Jr. 37 Matt Briskie 5-9 150 DB So. 38 Jordan Mroczka 5-11 175 DB So. 38 Adrian Krall 5-8 175 RB Fr. 39 Chris Ralda 5-8 170 DB Fr. 40 Jeff Mastrantuono 5-10 158 DB Fr. 41 Ty Cunningham 5-10 195 LB Fr. 42 D.J. Shuttleworth 6-0 217 LB Jr. 43 Michael Paskas 5-8 185 LB Fr. 45 Joe Madnavita 5-10 221 DL Fr. 46 Julian Anamege 6-1 195 LB Fr. 47 J.T. Keer 6-1 195 DB So. 48 Joey Spies 5-11 210 RB Fr. 49 Jeremy Knosp 6-1 233 LB Sr. 49 Carl Von Glahn 6-2 225 TE Fr. 50 Justin Rowley 6-1 238 DL Fr. 51 Nick Dawson 6-0 235 LB So. 52 Tom Calabrese 6-2 227 DL Jr. 53 Joe Lane 6-1 283 OL So. 54 Joe Buffa 5-11 247 OL Jr. 55 William Baker 6-0 201 LB Jr. 56 Jake Jardel 5-9 226 OL Jr. 57 Dave Cinalli 5-10 266 OL Sr. 58 Simon Tkach 6-1 263 OL Sr. 58 Kyle Belle 5-9 175 LB Fr. 59 Grant Rogers 5-9 230 OL So. 60 David White 6-3 235 DL Sr. 61 F.J. Constantino 5-11 241 OL Fr. 62 Cliff Francis 6-0 252 OL Fr. 64 Brian Brune 5-11 220 OL Fr. 65 Kyle Phillips 6-0 228 OL Fr. 66 Jose Santana 6-1 278 OL So. 67 Nick Ciambrello 6-2 275 OL So. 68 Josh Haag 6-5 271 OL Sr. 69 Michael Boures 6-0 310 OL So. 70 Michael Litwak 6-3 258 OL So. 71 Lucas Amarose 6-0 275 OL Fr. 72 Rob Beachy 6-0 238 OL Fr. 73 John Simon 6-1 284 DL So. 74 Ryan Asay 6-3 257 OL Jr. 75 Erik Hothouse 6-1 248 DL So. 76 Jeff Lee 5-11 263 DL So. 77 Nick Kocman 6-1 254 DL Fr. 78 Chris Grube 6-5 300 OL Sr. 79 Anthony Swain 6-4 253 OL Jr. 80 Brandon Yaegel 6-2 190 WR Fr. 82 Drew Devitt 6-3 221 TE So. 84 Ryan Casey 6-3 193 TE So. 86 Frank Bobo 6-4 180 K Fr. 87 Patrick Devine 6-4 185 WR Fr. 88 Dan Curry 6-0 232 TE Jr. 89 Louis Abramo 6-2 228 TE Sr. 90 Eric Allen 6-0 228 DL Fr. 91 Jason Ugwu 6-1 220 LB Fr. 92 Alexander Laubach 6-1 195 LB Fr. 93 James Messina 5-10 178 LB Fr. 94 Brandon Petrouskie 6-2 220 DL Fr. 95 Ryan Deeney 6-2 235 DL Sr. 96 David Wilke 5-11 222 DL Fr. 97 Tyler Kunkel 5-11 250 DL Jr. 98 Mark Wilchock 6-4 223 DL Fr. 99 Rob Houseknecht 6-1 218 DL Jr. -- Nathan Bowden 5-10 192 RB So. See COLONELS, Page 7C A sizable group of returning starters spearheads Wilkes’ effort in 2012. By DAVE ROSENGRANT [email protected] COUGARS ROSTER No. Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Gr. 2 Kurt Kowalski 5-9 180 WR Fr. 3 Paul Brace 5-11 185 WR Fr. 4 Jeffrey Puckett 5-9 180 QB-DB Fr. 5 Juwan Petties- Jackson 5-9 165 WR Fr. 7 Chris Washo 5-11 190 QB So. 8 Benito Camacho 6-0 185 RB/CB Fr. 9 Lane Dickey 6-0 200 WR Sr. 10 Michael Pheasant 5-11 160 QB Fr. 11 Corey Wall 6-0 175 WR/P Fr. 13 Corey Salazar 5-11 180 FS/QB Fr. 15 Anthony Buffa 5-11 180 CB Fr. 16 Shawn Radder 5-8 170 WR/KR Jr. 18 Peter Carissimo 6-1 175 WR Fr. 19 Christian Foley 6-2 180 WR Fr. 20 Oluwatosin Adeyemo 5-10 190 RB Fr. 21 Robin Custodio 5-5 160 RB Fr. 22 Tyler Hessert 5-9 190 LB/S So. 23 Benny Delgado 6-1 170 RB Fr. 24 Matt Green 5-7 155 CB So. 26 Ben Torres 6-1 195 FS So. 27 Aidan Marich 5-8 155 WR Jr. 28 Kevin Bagasevich 6-0 160 CB/WR Fr. 29 Phil Arnold 5-8 180 DB Jr. 30 Ryan Osdachy 5-11 175 SS Fr. 32 Frank Santaserio 5-7 180 RB Jr. 33 Thomas Messner 6-0 205 FB Sr. 37 William Roach 5-8 175 LB Fr 38 Shawn Dziepak 5-8 185 LB Fr. 39 Jordan Weber 6-0 235 ILB Fr. 40 Michael Comerford 6-0 180 WR/S Fr. 41 Matt Boffa 5-8 195 FB Fr. 42 Dylan Kluber 6-1 210 TE/S Fr. 43 Angelo Scaffido 6-1 195 SS Jr. 44 Chris Szabo 6-0 205 LB Fr. 45 Jeff Smith 5-9 230 LB/FB So. 46 Hunter Pates 6-0 205 LB Fr. 47 Kurt Gildea 6-1 215 LB/TE Fr. 48 Tanner Bulkley 5-10 205 ILB Fr. 49 Steve Clemson 5-7 165 K Sr. 50 Joseph Winter 5-11 210 DE/LB Jr. 51 Peter Conforti 6-0 230 DE Fr. 52 Alec Garrity 6-3 260 OL Fr. 53 Omar Clark 5-11 230 DE Fr. 54 Ariel Peguero 5-10 250 DE/G Fr. 55 Tim Martin 5-9 170 LB Fr. 56 Ben Muschlitz 5-11 245 DL Fr. 59 Sean Weg 5-10 190 OLB Fr. 60 Teegan French 6-1 265 OL So. 61 Frankie Gonzalez 5-6 225 FB Fr. 62 Drew Godfrey 6-1 250 OL/DL Fr. 63 Alexander Amodie 6-0 240 C/DE Fr. 64 James Manzick 6-1 230 DE Fr. 66 Jamie Aldrich 6-1 280 OL/DL Fr. 67 Anthony Torre 6-1 225 TE Jr. 68 Tyler Grable 5-9 295 OL Fr. 70 Jesse Baker 5-11 265 OL/DL Fr. 71 Bob Bleichner 5-11 235 C/DL So. 72 Trevor Davis 6-4 260 OL Fr. 74 Travis Tobin 6-0 220 OL So. 75 Tommy DeMaio 5-8 225 C Fr. 76 Josh Myers 6-3 255 DL/OL Fr. 78 John Ameen 6-3 280 OT/DT Fr. 79 Connor Duffy 6-8 295 OT Fr. 80 Mike Barber 6-0 165 WR So. 81 Shannon Johnson 5-11 175 WR Fr. 82 Tyler Rowe 6-1 180 WR Fr. 84 Dean Lucchesi 6-0 210 TE Fr. 85 Thomas Stelzer 6-2 215 TE Fr. 86 Collin Shandra 6-0 155 WR Fr. 88 Nick Ciocchi 6-3 200 WR Fr. 90 Jake Livingston 6-7 210 DE/LB Jr. 91 Greg Zotian 6-0 220 DE/LB Fr. 92 Michael Craig 6-1 210 DE So. 94 Cory Conforth 5-11 230 NT Fr. 95 Michael Miles 6-0 215 OLB Fr. 96 Dom Picarillo 5-9 225 LB/FB Fr. 97 Angelo Prince 6-2 185 LB Fr. 99 Dominick Bianchi 6-3 280 NT So. See COUGARS, Page 7C Monarchs Roster No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Gr. 1 Jordan Buford 5-11 165 WR Jr. 2 Josh Sanders 5-11 165 WR Jr. 3 Darren Mitchell 5-11 155 WR Jr. 4 Evan Crisman 5-9 175 DB Jr. 5 Chad Curtice 6-0 198 LB So. 6 Judens Goimbert 5-7 180 RB Jr. 6 Alex Ewing 6-2 175 WR Fr. 7 Tyler Hartranft 6-0 180 QB So. 8 Curtice Peace 6-1 190 DB So. 9 Duron Williams 5-8 185 RB Sr. 9 Chris Boyle 5-10 175 DB Fr. 10 Nick Rhodes 6-0 165 QB So. 11 Stephen Hemmig 6-0 215 LB So. 12 Luke Seaberg 5-9 180 QB Fr. 13 Ethan Jones 6-0 205 TE So. 14 Dan Kempa 6-1 190 WR So. 15 Cemah Tudae- Torboh 5-10 205 FB Jr. 16 Bryant Klein 6-1 217 QB So. 17 Tom Hehre 6-0 187 QB Fr. 18 Jake Ksiaziewicz 6-2 210 LB Sr. 19 Jonathan Buck 6-4 185 QB Fr. 20 Ben Ray 5-11 195 LB Jr. 21 Steve Duncan 5-9 195 FB Sr. 21 Tyler Cruz 5-10 180 CB Fr. 22 Dakota Edwards 5-10 175 DB Fr. 23 Derick Brown 5-10 158 DB So. 24 Sean Nolan 6-0 190 DB So. 25 Adam Kudlacik 5-10 185 WR Sr. 25 Anthony Toleno 5-10 175 DB Fr. 26 Charles Fitch III 6-0 185 DB Fr. 27 Jaren Cabassa 5-11 180 DB So. 28 Anthony Gallo 5-9 180 DB Fr. 29 George DelRosario 5-10 170 LB Fr. 30 A.J. Hubiak 5-8 176 DB So. 31 Matt Henry 6-0 210 TE Sr. 31 Derek Beverly 5-10 165 CB Jr. 32 Kyle McGrath 5-10 215 RB So. 32 Mike Faruolo 5-11 185 DB Fr. 33 Ryan Kelly 6-1 230 LB Sr. 34 Slade Eigenmann 5-9 200 FB Jr. 35 Venard Clinkscales 5-10 165 DB So. 35 Austin Cowperthwait 6-2 170 WR Fr. 36 Tyler Mejasic 5-11 175 DB Fr. 37 Kris Matthews 6-2 200 DB So. 37 Wade Gaspar 5-11 180 WR Fr. 38 Tyler Struckus 5-9 160 DB Fr. 39 Anthony Martuccio 5-11 185 DB Fr. 40 Kevin Miller 5-11 215 DL Sr. 40 Chris DelGaudio 6-2 167 K So. 41 Mike Pagnotta 5-7 180 RB Jr. 41 Bill Ardoline 5-11 210 FB So. 42 Pat Robinson 6-0 190 LB Fr. 43 Dan Melleby 6-0 185 WR So. 44 Dylan Kelly 5-11 185 DB So. 45 Erik Nicholes 5-10 200 LB Fr. 46 Josh Fehnel 5-9 190 DB Jr. 47 Barry Schaffer 5-11 205 FB Jr. 47 Vinnie Calderon 5-7 185 LB Fr. 48 Danny Ouimette 6-0 170 DB Fr. 49 Brandon Santana 5-8 180 WR Fr. 50 Luke Allison 5-10 225 LB Fr. 51 Ryan Cordingly 5-10 220 LB Sr. 52 Joe O’Malley 6-0 210 LB Fr. 53 James Burke 5-10 201 LB Fr. 54 Victor McWilliams 6-0 190 LB Fr. 55 Dan Jones 6-0 283 OL Fr. 56 Nick Kaijala 5-11 200 LB So. 57 Monroe Sherman 5-11 180 LB Fr. 58 Ryan Singley 5-10 200 LB Fr. 59 Nick Delaney 5-10 230 LB Fr. 60 Danny Lynch 6-2 260 DL Fr. 62 Mark Vetterlein 5-10 240 OL Fr. 63 Kyle Grampp 6-3 260 OL So. 64 Danny O’Connell 6-2 240 DL Fr. 65 Greg Minardi 5-10 200 LB So. 66 Mike Lonbardi 6-0 260 OL So. 67 Jake Lehnowsky 5-11 235 DL Sr. 68 Chase Persons 6-0 177 LB Fr. 69 Anthony Sosa 6-0 295 OL So. 70 Pete Santorelli 6-3 240 Dl So. 71 Evan Foster 6-4 285 DL Fr. 72 Andrew Sandt 5-10 255 OL Jr. 73 Alex Boron-Magulick 6-1 285 OL Fr. 74 Adam Kita 5-11 230 OL Jr. 75 Seth Powers 6-0 285 OL Sr. 75 Michael Martina 6-1 215 DL Fr. 76 Travis Arnold 6-3 225 OL Fr. 77 Lionel Rice 6-2 264 OL So. 78 Jim Strelecki 6-3 290 OL So. 79 Tyler Slack 5-10 200 LB Fr. 80 Antoine Basquiat 6-1 165 WR So. 80 Kyle Baxter 6-6 190 WR Fr. 81 Jeff Timlin 5-8 160 WR Jr. 82 Jovan Candelo 6-2 200 LB So. 83 Kareem Archer 6-1 185 WR Fr. 84 Kevin McClease 6-3 185 WR Fr. 85 Dylan Flayhart 5-11 170 WR Fr. 86 Chris Coleman -- -- TE Fr. 87 Vince Albano 5-8 155 WR So. 88 Austin DiValerio 6-4 220 TE Jr. 88 Sean Conway 6-0 185 TE Fr. 89 Casey Martin 6-3 230 TE So. 90 Matt Richelmi 6-1 225 LB Jr. 91 Dylan Hixon 6-4 280 DL Fr. 92 Joe Cole 6-2 225 DL So. 93 Billy Beinke 6-4 195 DL Jr. 93 Tino Palms 6-0 236 DL Fr. 94 Lance Williams 6-1 162 K Fr. 95 Ricky Carbone 6-3 270 DL Fr. 96 Bill Hartigan 6-0 245 DL Fr. 97 Ron Garrett 6-1 240 DL Sr. 98 Kevin Mulvihill 6-1 155 K Fr. 99 Gary Paulson 5-11 230 DL Fr. M O N A R C H S A T A G L A N C E Coach: Jeff Knarr, third year (2-18) Returning starters: 4 offense/6 defense Stadium: McCarthy Stadium, Betzler Athletic Complex, Wilkes-Barre Twp. Key players lost: Joe Kirchon, QB; Jay Torres, WR; Glenn Ford, TE. 2011 regular-season leaders PASSING: Joe Kirchon 87-of-168, 978 yds., 4 TDs, 7 Ints. RUSHING: Eric Ofcharsky 92-284, 3.1 avg., 2 TDs RECEIVING: Jay Torres 39-562, 14.4 avg., 5 TDs SCORING: Mike Lloyd 31 pts. KICKING: Mike Lloyd 10 XPM, 7 FGs, 31 pts. TACKLES: Ryan Kelly 32 solo, 41 ast., 73 total INTERCEPTIONS: 3 players with 1 SACKS: Jake Lehnowsky 3.5-32 Schedule Sat., Sept. 1 at William Paterson 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 Widener 1 p.m. Fri., Sept. 14 at FDU-Florham 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22 Misericordia 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29 at Lycoming 1:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13 Delaware Valley 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 20 at Albright 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 27 Stevenson 1 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3 Lebanon Valley 1 p.m. Sat., Nov. 10 at Wilkes Noon 2011 Results (1-9, 1-7 MAC) William Paterson ..............................................L, 13-6 at Stevenson.................................................W, 51-26 Albright............................................................L, 57-17 at Widener ........................................................L, 70-0 Lycoming ........................................................L, 42-12 at Delaware Valley.........................................L, 54-13 Wilkes................................................................L, 13-6 FDU-Florham....................................................L, 17-3 at Lebanon Valley ............................................L, 54-7 at Bethany.........................................................L, 48-0 plays is through play-action. We’re always going to try to run because of that.” Ross also added that he likes his offensive line, which in- cludes Alec Garrity at center, Trevor Davis at tackle and John Ameen. ON DEFENSE Ross likes his depth on the defensive side and stated that one of the most talented players on defense is cornerback Jiwan Petties-Jackson, a freshman from Somerville, N.J. “He’s a super-talented kid who has a good future ahead of him if he keeps working hard,” Ross said. “He’s raw and talented.” Also in the secondary, Kevin Bagasevich and Phil Arnold are in line to play a bulk of the snaps, while freshman Hunter Pates has made an impact at linebacker. “We could use more depth, but in year one, I couldn’t be happier,” Ross said. OUTLOOK Year 1 of a football program is always a trying time. With a young team having two-thirds of its roster made up of freshmen, there will be a few bumps in the road. However, there are winnable games on the schedule and with a coaching staff that has been around the sport for a long time, the Cougars might be able to pull off a few upsets. COUGARS Continued fromPage 6C C M Y K THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 PAGE 7C ➛ S P O R T S Chris Grube, a senior. ON DEFENSE The Colonels struggled at times defensively in 2011 allow- ing an average of 268.8 passing yards a game. But that was a young group in the secondary and with a year of experience, the stats can only improve. Tate Moore-Jacobs, a junior linebacker, helped the pass defense leading the unit with three interceptions and 95 tack- les. Entering his third year as starter, he could be one of the top ’backers in the country by the time the season concludes. “He’s having his best camp thus far,” Sheptock said about his stud linebacker. “He’s build- ing off of last year where last year he was our leading in- terceptor. He’s really embraced being a complete football player as opposed to just a tackler or a run player.” D.J. Shuttleworth is expected to start alongside Moore-Jacobs, while sophomores Justin Pel- lowski and Matt Briskie are returning starters in the second- ary along with fellow sopho- mores Jake Sarson and Omar Richardson. Junior Rob Houseknecht paces the pressure on the D-line as a returning starter picking up a team-high 2.5 sacks and was second on the team in tackles behind Moore-Jacobs. OUTLOOK Winning two out of its last three games last season, Wilkes started to get things going late and should be able to carry that momentum into 2012. The Colonels weren’t a high choice in the preseason MAC Coaches Poll, but if there’s a team that could pull off upsets and surge to the top of the con- ference it’s without a doubt Wilkes. C O L O N E L S A T A G L A N C E Coach: Frank Sheptock, 17th year (98-70) Returning starters: 9 offense/9 defense Stadium: Schmidt Stadium, Ralston Athletic Com- plex, Edwardsville Key players lost: Zach Tivald, RB; Todd Eagles, WR; James Moore, DL. 2011 regular-season leaders PASSING: Alex George 113-of-194, 1368 yds., 12 TDs, 3 Ints. RUSHING: Zach Tivald 163-981, 5.8 avg., 9 TDs RECEIVING: Todd Eagles 37-533, 14.4 avg., 6 TDs SCORING: Zach Tivald 60 pts. KICKING: Geoffrey Arentz 22 PAT, 2 FGs, 28 pts. TACKLES: Tate Moore-Jacobs 49 solo, 46 ast., 95 total INTERCEPTIONS: Tate Moore-Jacobs 3-51 SACKS: James Moore 4-32 Schedule Sat., Sept. 1 at Morrisville State noon Sat., Sept. 15 Albright 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22 at Widener 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29 FDU-Florham 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6 Misericordia 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13 at Lebanon Valley 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 20 at Stevenson noon Sat, Oct. 27 Lycoming 1 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3 at Delaware Valley 1 p.m. Sat., Nov. 10 King’s Noon 2011 Results (4-5, 4-4 MAC) at Susquehanna ...................................L, 33-30 (OT) at Waynesburg.............................................cancelled at Albright .......................................................L, 65-26 Widener ........................................................W, 35-27 at FDU-Florham ...........................................W, 45-25 Delaware Valley ...............................................L, 14-6 at Lycoming......................................................L, 40-7 at King’s ...........................................................W, 13-6 Lebanon Valley..............................................L, 42-35 Stevenson ....................................................W, 43-34 COLONELS Continued fromPage 6C race at tight end. “Competitionmakes everyone better. They cheer for their team- mates andthey canonly get better fromthere,” Knarr said. “If we have two goodguys and they’re bothcompeting, they’re bothgoing to get better andthat will help us.” ONDEFENSE Cordingly andfellowsenior linebacker RyanKelly are both four-year starters for the Mon- archs andhave beena staple for the team’s solidplay inthat time. Intheir previous three seasons, they have combinedfor 430 tackles. Witha young defensive line last year, the duo put more pres- sure onthemselves to get the job done. Withmost of the young D-line returning andhaving more experience, Cordingly and Kelly will change that method into a traditional linebacker role. “It’s all about the patience,” Cordingly said. “Youwant to go out andmake that play andmake the tackle every time, but you knowthat if you’re protecting the gap you’re doing your job. It’s all about just understanding your job andthe film.” Jake Lehnowsky is a returning starter onthe defensive line and defensive back EvanCrismanare two more returning starters on anexperienceddefense. The Monarchs also have a RonGar- rett returning fromaninjury to help bolster the defensive unit andnose guardPete Santorelli playedinsevengames last year. OUTLOOK It’s beena long first two sea- sons for Knarr andhis team, only managing two wins in20 games. Losing players withinjuries has beena thorninthe side for the Monarchs over the last few seasons. More depthshouldbe able to cover if that happens again. Althoughhaving a young team, King’s shouldn’t have problems improving onits re- cordof the last two years, and opponents will have to watchout for upsets fromthe young, up- start team. KING’S Continued fromPage 6C C O U G A R S A T A G L A N C E Coach: Mark Ross, first season First season: The Cougars are starting their first season of football without playing a JV campaign. NewProgram: Two notable schools with local ties recently started a football team. In 2011, Stevenson joined the MAC without playing a JV season and won two games. In 1993, King’s College restarted the team while playing a JV season and went 1-9. Assistant coaches Offensive coordinator/QB: Mike Hatcher O-Line/strength and conditioning: Chris Gray Assistant coach: Ted Jackson Assistant coach: Vince Luvara Assistant coach: Tom Norman Assistant coach: Mike Pasqualichio Assistant coach: Jared Siegel Assistant coach: Josh Watters Stadium: Mangelsdorf Field, Dallas campus Schedule Sat., Sept. 1 at Gettysburg 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 at Lebanon Valley 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 15 Widener 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22 at King’s 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29 Stevenson 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6 at Wilkes 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 20 at Delaware Valley 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 27 FDU-Florham 1 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3 at Albright 1 p.m. Sat., Nov. 10 Lycoming 1 p.m. If you know me, you know that I am a bit of a techno geek. If there is a new gadget out, I generally have to have it. MP3 players, video game consoles, GPS units. Whatever the latest gadget was, you can bet I was an early user of it. So it should not come as a surprise that I use the Map- MyRide app on my smartphone to keep track of my rides. But as I was enjoying the Tour de France this year I was introduced to a newcomer in GPS tracking (well, at least to me) – Strava. Naturally, I had to give it a try. So I spent the last week or so running both the MapMyR- ide app and the Strava app while I was riding. (For those concerned about such things, I was running the apps on the Ice Cream Sand- wich version of the Droid oper- ating system on a Verizon Mo- torola Razr.) What did I learn? To start with, both applica- tions are remarkably similar – as to be expected. And both do an excellent job turning your $400 smartphone into a very expensive and accu- rate bike computer. Both keep track of all the important stats and keep a map of your route, and both can be paired with heart rate monitors, cadence sensors and all that other good stuff. But there are few subtle dif- ferences that might make one of them right for you. Here are some of them that I thought were important. • Strava’s user interface is much easier to read. It’s a fea- ture I appreciate as the time for me to wear bifocals draws clos- er and closer. • MapMyRide does appear to combine with social net- working sites a little easier. You can post any of your rides to Twitter or Facebook with the push of a single button, and even automatically post live updates to Facebook as you ride. • MapMyRide’s website is a little more useful. While Strava- .com has basically all the same statistics that MapMyRide.com does, I think the latter does just a little bit better job organizing the information. • Both apps allow you to post routes and compete against other riders. Here is where Strava really shines, however. When you ride over a route that someone has posted, Strava automatically records your time and places you on a leaderboard. That’s how I found out that Brian Hazenski climbed the hill out of Glen Lyon twice as fast as I did. And don’t even ask me how I did in the Market Street Bridge sprint. If I didn’t already have a year and a half of data on MapMyR- ide, this might have been enough to get me to switch. In the end, however, I suggest you do what I did – take both applications for a test ride. They are each available in the Google and Apple app stores for free. Victories for locals In case you’ve lost count, Richard Meeker’s run of victo- ries now stands at 13 straight. The 49-year-old former Wyoming Valley resident post- ed his most recent victory at the Ladera Ranch Grand Prix in Ladera Ranch, Calif. Meeker won the Masters 45-plus division while riding. The last time Meeker entered a race and didn’t end up on top of the podium was back on May 6, when he finished 20th in the Cat 1/2/3/4 Masters 35-plus division of the Amgen Break- away from Cancer Dana Point Grand Prix. Don’t worry, though. Later that day Meeker won the Masters 45-plus divi- sion of the same event. At the opposite end of the age spectrum, 17-year-old Luke Lukas has posted some impres- sive results of his own. Most recently, Lukas won the Junior 17-18 criterium at the California Grand Prix in Cali- fornia, Pa., last week. Earlier in the month, he finished third in the Oley Valley Road Race’s 16- and 18-year-old division. Rides In my last cycling column, I mentioned that even though football season kicks off this week, there are still plenty of good group rides left. There is the Upstate Vello Club’s Return of the Great 100, scheduled for Sept. 9. Proceeds from the event benefit the Wounded Warrior Fund. For more information, visit www.upstatevelo.com There is also the Tour of Shunk in Monroeton, sched- uled for Sept. 16. The Tour of Shunk, which benefits the Lance Armstrong Foundation, features rides of 25, 50 and 100 miles. Be fore- warned, however. Organizers of the ride are proud to say their event was voted “Most Chal- lenging Century Ride” by the League of American Bicyclists. For more information on the Tour of Shunk, go to www.rock- ysbikeshop.com/tourdesh- unk.html. Yes, there’s an app for that, too Joe Soprano writes about cycling for The Times Leader. His Cycling Scene column appears every other Sunday. Reach him at jsopra- [email protected] JOE SOPRANO C Y C L I N G S C E N E “We continue to do everything in our power to strengthen our team for the stretch drive in an effort to reach the postseason,” Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said in a statement. “This trade today exemplifies ownership’s commitment to making the team as good as pos- sible not only for 2012 but for many seasons to come.” For the Red Sox, who entered the night 13 1 ⁄2 games back in the AL East, the trade signaled a concessionfor 2012anda chance to rebuild without hefty con- tracts given during an undisci- plined foray into free agency that, Cherington conceded, has not worked out. Even with $11 million going to the Dodgers, ac- cordingtoa baseball official with knowledge of the deal, Boston will save more than $250 million insalary fromnowthrough2018. “To build the team we need and the fans deserve and we want required more of a bold move,” Cherington said. “It was a difficult thing to do to trade away four players like this. Beck- ett, in particular has been here a long time and been here for some of our best times in some of our biggest games.” But Beckett, who was a key part of the team that won the 2007 World Series, was also the ringleader in last year’s collapse, when the ballclub went 7-20 in September and missed a playoff spot on the final day of the sea- son. Reports of players drinking beer and eating fried chicken in the clubhouse during games sur- faced afterward, and Beckett’s demeanor — and rising ERA — continued to alienate fans. The 2003 World Series MVP with the Florida Marlins, Beck- ett now moves from the home of Dunkin’ Donuts to the land of In- N-Out Burger, bringing with him a pair of other players who were not productive enough to justify their contracts. Beckett was due $31.5 million over the next two years; Gonzalez has $127 million coming through 2018; Crawford is due $102.5 million over the next five seasons. Both Cherington, who re- placed Theo Epstein after the September collapse, and manag- er Bobby Valentine, who was brought in to replace Terry Fran- cona, defended their departing players. “The bottomline is we haven’t won enough games. That goes back to last September,” Che- rington said. “We just haven’t performed on the field. As a team we haven’t performed. We’ve had individuals perform. This is not about the four players we gave up — anything particu- larly they did wrong. We just didn’t perform as a team.” TRADE Continued fromPage 1C BOULDER, Colo. —Defend- ing championLevi Leipheimer openeda 9-secondleadSaturday inthe USAPro Challenge overall standings, while Australia’s Rory Sutherlandwonthe uphill sixth stage. Leipheimer, the Omega Phar- ma-Quickstep rider basedin Santa Rosa, Calif., beganthe day infourthplace —8 seconds back. He was fourthinthe stage, 26 seconds behindSutherland. The second-year race will end Sunday witha 9.5-mile time trial inDenver. Sutherland, who competes for U.S.-basedUnitedHealthcare, completedthe102.8-mile stage fromGolden, the last mountain stage of the weeklong race, in4 hours, 6 minutes, 12 seconds for his secondwinof the season. Valverde wins 8thstage COLLADOVIALBA, Andorra —Alejandro Valverde overtook overall leader JoaquinRodriguez andAlberto Contador onthe final climb to winthe eighth stage of the SpanishVuelta on Saturday. Valverde surgedpast the pair after the last turnto cap a gruel- ing climb over the closing miles ina winning time of 4 hours, 6 minutes, 39 seconds. Contador struggledinthe AndorranPyrenees before giving way to finishinthe same time. Christopher Froome couldn’t keep up withthe Spanishtrio andfinished15 seconds behind infourth. Leipheimer takes lead in Colorado The Associated Press ASPEN, Colo. — Lance Arm- strong was feeling just fine even after being beaten by a lanky teenager in a grueling 36-mile mountain bike race. Better than fine, even. He’s more at ease now than he has been in a decade. In his first interviewsince the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency disci- plined Armstrong with a life- time ban from professional cy- cling and vacated his seven Tour de France titles, he said, “Nobody needs to cry for me. I’m going to be great.” Armstrong couldn’t catch Keegan Swirbul at the Power of Four bike race Saturday, finish- ing nearly five minutes behind the hard-charging kid. “It’s cool to get your butt kicked by a 16-year-old when you know he has a bright fu- ture,” Armstrong said, smiling. For a few hours, Armstrong was back in his element —on a bike and in a race. No controversies weighing him down, either. The escape into the moun- tains around Aspen was almost refreshing. He took the time to enjoy a bright, blue day and soak in the scenery. As for what lies ahead, Arm- strong wasn’t thinking that far — only toward lunch. Arm- strong chatted for a few min- utes before saying, “OK, I’mgo- ing to go eat a cheeseburger.” Before leaving, though, he posed for pictures with the throng of fans that gathered at the base of a ski lift to watch the racers finish. Asked if there was anything he would to say to his fans, the ones who’ve supported him through the controversy, he said: “I thinkpeople understand that we’ve got a lot of stuff to do going forward. That’s what I’m focused on and I think people are supportive of that. It’s great to be out here.” Decked out in black and gold and sporting a Livestrong em- blem on his jersey, Armstrong tinkered with his bike and gave a kiss togirlfriendAnna Hansen before pedaling off. Hansen was waiting at the finish, too. So were plenty of other mem- bers of the Armstrong entour- age. His busy weekend was sup- posed to include a trail mara- thon Sunday. But he told The Associated Press two hours lat- er he was going to skip the race. This competition simply tookthat muchout of him. With good reason, given all the climbing the cyclists had to do. And while Armstrong may be banned from cycling, it certain- ly hasn’t diminished his passion for competition. CYCL I NG AP PHOTO Lance Armstrong guides his bicycle through the small crowd after the Power of Four mountain bicycle race at the base of Aspen Mountain in Aspen, Colo., on Saturday. Armstrong says he’s at peace By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer C M Y K PAGE 8C SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com ➛ S P O R T S and state honors 50 years ago. “A lot of people probably don’t even realize that we won a title. Most probably don’t realize that we were one game away fromthe World Series,” Mel Morris said. “We are kind of flying under the radar, but we had a pretty special team with two pretty good pitch- ers.” To this day, the ’62 squad is the only teaminDistrict 16 history to win a state championship, reac- hing what was then called the Eastern Championship in Bos- ton. There, they defeated a team fromthe home state, Newton Lit- tle League, 6-1, before losing in the Eastern Region final to Pitt- man, N.J., 4-1. Pittman’s Dave Chew tossed a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts in the victory. New Jersey finished third at the World Series, while San Jose, Calif. won the title, 3-0, over Kankakee, Ill. “That was a pretty amazing ex- perience in itself,” Ken Jones said, “just looking at all the his- torical sites in Boston. It was pretty impressive.” In all, the teamfinished the all- star season 10-1 and rode the arms of Kern and Ed Dubil – who allowedjust 24hits and14runs in 11games. The strikeout total was even more impressive, with the fearsome duo combining for 115. “There was no question that we had some pretty good talent, and a team that could hit the ball,” Jones said. “But we also had two great pitchers, and prob- ably two of the best pitchers in the state. It was a teameffort, and we all hada bigimpact duringthe all-star season in some way. “But make no mistake about it. Charlie and Eddie were a big part of it. Charlie was a big part of my life. We played teeners together, andalso hadgreat highschool ca- reers at Lake-Lehman. I think we won something like eight or nine titles together, and Charlie was a big part of that.” Memories. Talk with each member of the team, andthe details are implant- ed in their minds – throughout the entire magical journey. “The state championship game was a well-played game,” Bestwick said. “The guy we were going against was throwing curves, and our manager told the players to wait for a strike and hit it. There was an infield single, two walks, and then, we drew a bases-loaded walk to score the run. Hardly did we know at the time that it would be the only run scored.” The person who drew the bases-loaded walk? Jones. “It was probably one of my fon- dest memories of Little League,” Jones said. “It was the RBI that won the state championship. Phoenixville had a powerful team, which included Andre Thornton, who had a really nice MLB career with Cleveland. And we got to knowAndre pretty well during our stay in Williamsport. He was a good guy.” Jones can still remember the ride back fromWilliamsport with the championship in hand. “Yousawthe cars linedup with about 15 fire trucks waiting for us,” he said. “Those fire trucks took us through the Back Moun- tain and we ended up in down- town Dallas.” Kings of the Back Mountain, and still history-makers in Dis- trict 16. “It’s amazing that we are still the only district team to win a state title because our area has seen its fair share of good ball- players,” Morris said. “It was defi- nitely a different path back then becauseit was singleelimination. One loss, andyouwere finished. I don’t know how the talent com- pares, now and then, but we knew that we had a pretty nice team. With Charlie and Eddie pitching, weknewwewouldbein every ballgame.” “It was a team that always fought in every game,” said Be- stwick as the Back Mountain team won district, sectional and statetitlebyjust asingleruneach time. “They were a well-rounded group, but they were pretty com- posed for 12-year-old kids. We hada lot of kids that chippedinat important times, but we had two really good pitchers. It was a spe- cial time for us andthe communi- ty. We had no-hitters, and games that went right down to the wire – even down to the last pitch. I re- member Dubil hit a home run over theleft-fieldfenceandontoa porch to win one game. We had some great hits during that run.” The history remains in tact, ac- cording to Morris. Twoof the trophies, the region- al and state crowns, are proudly displayed inside Dallas High School. “They were lost for the longest time,” Morris said. “We actually found them in Linda Parry’s home. They were in pretty rough shape, but we were able to get themrefurbished and fixed up re- al nice.” The memories, though, will last through time. “It was quite an experience, I’ll say that,” Jones said. “It’s amaz- ing that it’s been 50 years. It doesn’t seem that long ago. I’ll never forget the times on the baseball field with that team. We were a special team that just all gelled together. We had a great manager and great coaches. We didn’t know what was about to happen. “We just knew that we had some good 12-year-old ballplay- ers who loved to play. That’s all that mattered to us. We loved the game.” KINGS Continued from Page 1C FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Bethpage Black lived up its reputation because of the greens, which in some cases looked brown. Sergio Garcia called them the fastest putting surfaces he could recall. Nick Watney referred to them as extreme. More than one player suggest- ed the course was unplayable Saturday in The Barclays, certainly late in the afternoon as the sun baked out the public course on Long Island. And yes, there were refer- ences to Shinnecock Hills, the private club on Long Island where the greens were out of control on the final day of the 2004 U.S. Open. Garcia managed them just fine. With no bogeys over his final eight holes, he turned a three-shot deficit into a two- shot lead over Nick Watney with a 2-under 69. Such were the conditions that Garcia was the only player among the final 18 to finish who broke 70. “The course is extremely firm,” he said. “The greens, just probably some of the fastest greens I’ve ever played. Just one of those days where you knew it was going to be tough and you have to hold on very tight, and just kind of hope for the best.” Garcia went four years without winning on the PGA Tour and now has a chance to make it two in a row and return to the top 10 in the world. He was at 10-under 203, and only four players were within four shots of the lead. Watney, who made five putts over 15 feet, went after another one on the 18th hole and this one cost him. The ball raced 10 feet by the hole, and he missed it coming back for his only official three-putt of the round. That gave him an even-par 71, though still in good shape to make a run at his first win of the year. “The course just kind of beat you up,” Watney said. He got one small measure of revenge by making a 35- foot putt on the par-3 17th for the only birdie of the round. By late afternoon, the green was so firm that shots landing near the front pin settled in the rough or fringe behind the green. Tiger Woods, who started the third round three shots out of the lead, three-putted for bogey three times on the front nine alone. He had an- other three-putt on the 14th hole, this one from 15 feet, and had a 72 that put him six shots behind. Canadian Women’s Open COQUITLAM, British Co- lumbia — Lydia Ko took a one-stroke lead in the Cana- dian Women’s Open in her bid to become the youngest win- ner in LPGA Tour history, shooting an even-par 72. The 15-year-old South Ko- rean-born New Zealander had an 8-under 208 total at The Vancouver Golf Club. Also trying to become the fifth amateur winner and first since JoAnne Carner in the 1969 Burdine’s Invitational, Ko won the U.S. Women’s Amateur two weeks ago. In January, she won the New South Wales Open in Austra- lia at 14 to become the young- est player to win a profession- al tour event. Lexi Thompson is the youngest LPGA Tour winner, taking the Navistar LPGA Classic last September at 16. Ko bogeyed the par-4 18th, making a 5-foot putt after her 4-foot par try lipped out. Chella Choi, tied for the second-round lead with Ko, had a 73 to drop into a tie for second with Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park and Jiyai Shin. Lewis, a two-time winner this year, had a 66, Shin shot 69 and Park 70. Boeing Classic SNOQUALMIE, Wash. — Tom Jenkins holed out for eagle on the par-4 third hole and finished with a bogey-free 7-under 65 to take a three- shot lead in the Boeing Clas- sic. The 64-year-old Jenkins is trying to become the oldest winner in Champions Tour history. Mike Fetchick was 63 when he won the 1985 Hilton Head Seniors Invitational. Jenkins had a 9-under 135 total at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. He won the last of his seven titles on the 50-and- over tour in 2006. On the 439-yard third hole, Jenkins hit an 8-iron from 148 yards that bounced off the collar of the green and rolled into the cup. He followed with a birdie on No. 4 and added four more birdies. Johnnie Walker Championship GLENEAGLES, Scotland — Scotland’s Paul Lawrie shot a 5-under 67 to take a one- stroke lead after the third round of the Johnnie Walker Championship. Lawrie had a 12-under 204 total on the PGA Centenary Course, the site of the 2014 Ryder Cup. France’s Romain Wattel was second after a 63. P R O G O L F AP PHOTO Nick Watney, right, and Sergio Garcia shake hands on the 18th green after finishing the third round of The Barclays at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., Saturday. Garcia builds a two-shot lead The Associated Press SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. —Too close to call indeed. Track announcer Tom Durkin couldn’t pickthewinner of the$1 million Travers Stakes, and nei- ther could anyone else when Al- pha and Golden Ticket flashed across the finish line Saturday at absolutely the same time. The photo finish sign went up immediately on the infield tote- board at Saratoga Race Course, and a few minutes later, the race wasdeclaredanofficial deadheat — the first time the Travers wound up with two winners in 143 runnings dating to1864. “I thought we were beat at first, then I thought we won,” said an ecstatic Ken McPeek, whotrains 33-1long-shot Golden Ticket. “I couldn’t tell. I’m thrilled we finished in a dead heat.” It appeared Golden Ticket would be alone in the winner’s circle as the fieldof 113-year-olds rounded the final turn and head- ed down the stretch on a hot and humid day. With David Cohen aboard, Golden Ticket moved in- side and grabbed the advantage. But jockey Ramon Dominguez kept urgingon2-1favoriteAlpha, andthe game colt trainedby Kia- ran McLaughlin caught his rival in the final stride. The crowd of 46,528 roared, while McLaughlin and McPeek smiled and high-fived each other in the grandstand when the re- sult was official. “It’s a dead heat but it goes in the ‘W’ column,” said McLaugh- lin, who added a Travers win to his Alabama scorelast weekwith 3-year-old filly Questing. “It doesn’t happen very often in a Grade1, $1millionrace, but we’re all happy it happened today.” The1874Travers alsoendedin a dead heat, but Attila was de- clared the official winner after a runoff with Acrobat. Fast Falcon, send off at 32-1, was a neck behindthe winners in third place. Atigun, also trained by McPeek, was fourth, followed by Nonios, Neck ‘n Neck, Steal- case, Speightscity, Liaison, Five SixteenandStreet Life. The win- ning time for the11/4 miles was 2:02.74. Alpha returned $4.10, $5.10 and $3.90, and Golden Ticket paid $26.80, $26.40 and $11.80. Fast Falcon, trainedbyNickZito, returned $13.60. McPeek is familiar with pull- ing off upsets. In 2002, he won the Belmont Stakes with 70-1 shot Sarava, who spoiled War Emblem’s Triple Crown bid. But he’ll certainlysharethis winwith a fellow trainer from Lexington, Ky. “It would have been a heart- breaker for either one of us to lose,” said McPeek, who decided on Tuesday to give Golden Tick- et a chance in the Travers be- cause several other options didn’t pan out. McPeek insisted Golden Tick- et was training well, and would run a big race. McLaughlin felt the same way about his colt, who matched his sire Bernardini by completing the Jim Dandy-Tra- vers double. H O R S E R A C I N G Travers history: Alpha, Golden Ticket in dead heat By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer AP PHOTO Alpha (6) and Ramon Dominguez, who finished in a dead heat with Golden Ticket and David Cohen, occupy the winner’s circle after co-winning the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday. Cole Tomei had a two-run dou- ble in the sixth, and Hance Smith’s solo shot with two outs tied the game at 15. “The message will be you nev- er gave up,” said Hance’s father, California manager Eric Smith. “All we’ve asked of them all year was their best effort. I never saw them quit and I never saw them think they were out of it.” Luke Brown’s strikeout to end the game set off a wild celebra- tion on the field. Tennessee end- edupnear their dugout infront of third, giddy with exhaustion be- fore theyhadtoget upfor the cus- tomary postgame handshakes. “I finally get to rest,” Tennes- see catcher Cole Carter. “My legs were killing me after catching seven innings.” The U.S. title game looked as thoughit might alsobe a blowout with Tennessee leading 15-5 in the sixth. That’s when Petaluma power- ed up at the plate. Every run that drew California closer turned up the intensity in the Lamade Stadium stands. “Petaluma! Petaluma!” Califor- nia’s fans pleaded throughout the sixth. Smith’s homer finally complet- ed the comeback. And soon enough, Tennessee surged ahead again with nine runs in the seventh. LoganDouglas scoredonaner- ror for California in the bottomof the seventh with two outs to make it 24-16, and anxious fans wondered again if Petaluma could pull off another miraculous rally. But it wasn’t to be. “They certainly knew it was going to be easy, but they weren’t moping around the dugout,” said about his team’s fortitude. “I’m fine with that. I don’t think I’ve seen a game like this, coming back from 10 runs and then giv- ing up nine.” Butler hadsucha big day at the plate his name at one point was a trending topic on Twitter. He hit a trio of three-run homers, in- cluding the final one the opposite way to right in the sixth to make it 15-5. After each blast, Butler looked calm in the dugout, seeming as collected as a big-league hitter in a tense playoff game. “Yes sir, first time I hit three homers,” the 12-year-old slugger said simply. Japan relied on the bats in the early game, too, getting five homers, including two from 13- year-old slugger Kotaro Kiyomi- ya, for the international cham- pionship. Coach Junji Hidaka would rather his team not rely so much on the long ball today. “We only scored on home runs today, I would advise the players not to try for more homers” Sun- day, Hidaka said. “We need to string our hits together.” A traditional World Series powerhouse, Japan has won the international bracket five times in the past seven years. But it has won the World Series title game only once during that span, in 2010. SERIES Continued from Page 1C BRISTOL, Tenn. — Roger Penske said Saturday he’s taking his time deciding who will drive his No. 22 car next season. Penske released AJ Allmendin- ger following his failed drug test, and Sam Hornish Jr. has been driving the car since Daytona in July. But the search continues for a full-time solution. “We’vegot a lot of races left and we’ve really got to take a look at all the options until we get to the final decision,” Penske said be- fore the race at Bristol Motor Speedway. “You just don’t make a decision like this. Sam’s running well, we’ve got sponsors, we’ve got to decide if we want to three cars next year or two.” Penske fields two cars right now, but has roomto expand pro- viding he had the sponsorship for additional teams. Joey Logano, in the final year of his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing, has been mentioned re- peatedly as a strongcandidate for the ride. “He’s obviously a candidate,” Penske said. “But there’s other good people, too, that people haven’t talked about yet. There’s always a couple of rabbits.” Penske declined to name any other drivers, but said Hornish is “absolutely” still a candidate. Meanwhile, Matt Kenseth said he expected to announce where he’ll drive “within the next two weeks.” NODRAMA: A few comments made after last week’s race are following Brad Keselowski, who insists he wasn’t accusing Hen- drick Motorsports of cheating in his remarks. But there was a sting to them, according to Dale Earnhardt Jr. “I don’t particularly like the things he says lately about the company I work for,” Earnhardt said at Bristol Motor Speedway. “I take offense at the claims and accusations. It’s just natural for me to do that, but we’re friends, and I don’t want any drama be- tween (us).” Keselowski finished second last Sunday at Michigan to Hen- drickdriver JimmieJohnson, and talked briefly about rear suspen- sion work some teams are doing as “parts and pieces on the car that are moving after inspection that make the car more compet- itive.” Keselowski did not refer to a specific team, but it was as- sumed he meant Hendrick Mo- torsports. N A S C A R Penske in no hurry to select new driver EDITOR’S NOTE: At press time, Saturday night’s NASCAR race was still in progress. The Associated Press C M Y K AT PLAY ➛ WWW. T I ME S L E ADE R. C OM/ S P ORT S THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 PAGE 9C Newport Township Little League joins Nanticoke The Newport Township Community Organization recently presented a $600 donation to the Nanticoke Little League for sponsorship of two girls’ softball teams, the major league Red Devils and the minor league Red Devils. This year, for the first time, the previously separate Newport Township Little League is now part of the Nanticoke Little League. Pic- tured, from left: Newport Township Community Organization president Palmira Gregory Miller; Nanticoke Little League president Wade Rowles; Little League vice president Dave Buchinski; Community Organization first vice president Tom Kashatus; Little League trea- surer Mark O’Connor. Service! Tennis clinic underway in Freeland The Freeland MMI Tennis Clinic recently concluded its first session. Pictured are partici- pants. First row, from left: Lily Nowak, Maddie Dryfoos, Kyle Falatko, Evan Dryfoos. Second row: Coach Mark Dryfoos, Kaitlyn McGuire, Kelsy Donaldson, Lew Dryfoos, Soprina Guar- neri, Ryan Eschenbach, Katy Eschenbach, exercise science coach Joe O’Brien, coach Don Cassetori. Absent from photo: Christian Badamo. Local curling club plays host A team comprised of members of the Pittsburgh and Plainfield, N.J. curling clubs defeated a team from Whitby, Ontario, 9-2, at the Inaugural Diamond City bonspiel, host- ed by Anthracite Curling Club recently. The Pittsburgh/ Plainfield team completed the weekend with a perfect 5-0 record. The bonspiel was a round robin and knockout for- mat tournament. Six curling clubs from the U.S. and Cana- da were represented at the inaugural tournament. Two teams from the host Anthracite Curling Club were entered in the tournament. Each finished with a 2-3 record. Pic- tured are the Diamond City bonspiel champions. From left: Ian Webb, Aaron Dubberly, Rich Ashford, Don Baird. Skiro scholarships announced Two local athletes were recently presented the Kim Skiro Memorial Scholarship Award. Shelby Jackloski and Will Trowbridge received their awards along with $2,000 each to be used in their freshman year at college. Jackloski and Trowbridge will be attending New York University and Arca- dia University, respectively. Each recipient displayed out- standing achievement in academics, scholastics and com- munity service. The scholarship funding was raised from the second annual Kim Skiro Soccer Tournament, held the first weekend in November at "The Pit." Donations and tournament help is always welcomed and greatly appre- ciated. Anyone interested in applying for next year’s schol- arships may do so by searching the Plains Soccer website for details. Pictured, from left: Shelby Jackloski, Don Skiro, Will Trowbridge. Silver medals for Crestwood duo Crestwood’s Morgan Kile, left, and Lizzy Dessoye recent- ly earned silver medals in field hockey at AAU Junior Olympics in Houston. The Comets are preparing for the WVC season as Dessoye enters her freshman year, while Kile will be a junior. Second-place finish for Fusion The PA Fusion U12 softball team earned second place in the Pig Pit Softball Tournament, held in Trout Run. Pictured are team members. First row, from left: Payton Boler, Megan Murphy, Tori Martin, Melinda Holena, Breezy Prynn. Second row: Morgan Klosko, Jenna Lipowski, Melodi Ras- kiewicz, Kiera Brown, Ashdon Clark. Third row: Coach Mark Klosko, coach Marc Lipowski, manager Charlie Holen. Ab- sent from photo: Brinley Sobeck, Tiffany Toporcer. Widows capture five crowns The Black Widows fast-pitch softball team recently com- pleted its season by winning the Drifton Cup. The team was 32-8, winning five of seven tournament titles, including the Eastern Region championship. Team members include, front row, from left: Kayla Merchlinsky, Erin Belles, bat boy Jason Paisley Jr., Mandi Black, Jolee Youngblood, Hannah Rubasky, Talia Williams. Back row: Sam Pientack, Cheyenne Gerber, Candice Van Horn, Becky Demko, Gabby Ziller. Ab- sent from photo: Jackie Yurchak. Coaching staff: Michelle Ziller, Mike Ziller, Danny Williams. Flames catch fire this season The Wyoming Valley Flames U16 softball team defeated Muhlenberg 4-3 to capture the ASA Stonersville title in Reading. The Flames are undefeated over their last 15 games, having been rained out of title runs in Binghamton, N.Y. and Wildwood, N.J. in the last month. Pictured are team members, first row, from left: Brit McNair, Caitlyn Bogart. Second row: Rachel Langen, Rachel Roccograndi, Kayla Cunningham, Madison Perez, Amber Grohowski. Third row: Jess Luton, Haylee Bobos, Colleen Borum, Mi- chelle McNair. Big summer for Nanticoke team Nanticoke’s 10-11 girls softball team won the District 16 and Section 5 titles. Pictured are team members. First row, from left: Jena Niewinski, Meghan Duda, Brinley Sobeck, Katie King, Abbey Kotch, Liz Redenski, Stephanie Layland. Second row: Lindsey Rowles, Alyssa Lewis, Kelsi O’Connor, Kendra Ryan, Sabrina Holevinski. Golf tournament raises $105,000 More than 220 golfers participated in the third annual Onion Slice Open, hosted by Todd and Janet Bodine at the Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountain Top. The tournament raised $105,000 that will be invested in services to help pediatric patients who are treated for brain injuries and other neurological impairments at Allied Services Heinz Rehab Hospital. The total raised by Onion Slice Opens since 2010 is more than $279,000. Pictured at the check present- ation are, from left: Jim Brogna, assistant vice president, advancement, Allied Services Foundation; Janet Bodine; Todd Bodine; Mike Avvisato, senior vice president/CFO, Allied Services Integrated Health System; Bill Conaboy, president/CEO, Allied Services Integrated Health System. Keystone Games success Four Hanover Area athletes came home with medals from the 2012 Keystone State Games, held in Harrisburg. Pic- tured, from left: Marissa Metric (first, 800; second, long jump; third 400 hurdles), Anthony Eck (second, 1,600; sec- ond, 800), Carl Daubert (first, 400 hurdles; third, triple jump), Matt Clemons (second, long jump; third, triple jump) and John Westawski (second, high jump). Absent from pho- to is James Lukachinsky, who also competed. C M Y K PAGE 10C SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com ➛ S P O R T S OUTDOORS Nescopeck State Park will host the following events in September (for more information or to register, call the park office at 403-2006): Thursday, Sept. 20 - Sus- tainable Landscape Bus Tour,9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 - Family Paddling Program,9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Led by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the Family Paddling Pro- gram is a free, four hour program for families with children age 8 and older who are new to paddling. Participants will learn about regu- lations, equipment, safety and paddling skills. After an on shore lesson there will be the opportunity to test out your new skills and to practice re-entering swamped canoes. All canoes, paddles, PFDs and safety equipment will be provided. Partici- pants should bring their own water and lunch and should wear clothes that can get wet. Pre- registration required by calling 403-2006. Saturday, Sept. 29 - Na- tional Public Lands Day Helping Hand’s for Amer- ica’s Lands, 9 a.m. to noon; Do you have a few hours to spare to volun- teer at one of your local State Park’s to celebrate National Public Lands Day? Nescopeck State Park will be holding a work day to help with landscaping, trail trim- ming, litter pick up, and work in the park’s nature classroom. National Public Lands Day began in 1994 and is now the nation’s largest, single- day volunteer event for public lands. In 2011, more than 170,000 volunteers worked at 2,067 sites in every state, the District of Columbia and in many U.S. territories. Regis- tration is required by calling 403-2006. The Factoryville Sports- men’s Club will hold its regular monthly meet- ing at the clubhouse on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Members are reminded to make ticket returns for the Septem- ber "Super Gun" event. A limited number of tickets may still be available; please see Kevin Weisenfluh. The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will host a bus tour high- lighting seven sites throughout Luzerne County that showcase a variety of management techniques such as riparian buffers, rain gardens, parking lot bio-infiltration, grass parking pads, green roofs, pollinator gar- dens, native grassland meadows, community gardens and more. The tour, which was also organized by Penn State Cooperative Extension and PA Environmental Council, will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., on Sept. 20. Participants will begin at the Kirby Park Natural Area in Wilkes-Barre, where they will board a charter bus and travel to the Plains Animal Hospital, Lands at Hillside Farm, Butler Township Community Garden/Center for Landscape Stewardship and Design, Life Expres- sion Wellness Center, and Nescopeck State Park. The cost for the program is $30 which includes the bus tour, lunch, and a tour booklet highlighting our stops. Tour sponsor- ships are also available. For more information and to register please contact the Penn State Cooperative Extension at 825-1701. Bulletin Board items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, 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 I t’s a classic American image: a kid sitting on a river bank fishing for catfish with a bamboo pole and a can of redworms. Its fishing made simple. The way it’s supposed to be. But in an age when bass boats cost more than cars, we’ve gotten away from the simplicity of fishing. And not just from a financial perspec- tive. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is partly responsible for making today’s fishing complicated. The agency has enough regulations, limits and restrictions that the most recent summary booklet has 41 pages full of them. It’s gotten to the board where some within the PFBC want to do what they can to make fishing less complicated and more laid back, while retaining those regulations necessary to protect the resource. One area that could be targeted is trout fishing, which is overwhelmed by regulations. It wasn’t that long ago when trout fishing was defined by those places that were stocked and those that we- ren’t. The most complicated thing about it was wondering what day of the week the stocking truck would stop by your favorite spot. As a teenager, the simplicity of trout fishing is what compelled me to spend all of my free time on the water. I knew the places that held stocked trout and quite a few remote mountain streams with thriving populations of natives. All I needed was a licensed pinned to my hat, a couple spinners, a rod and hip boots and I was good to go. Today, however, no longer are there simply approved trout waters and those that aren’t stocked. Now we also have catch and release areas. But there’s more to it than just reeling one in and putting it back. There’s also areas that are catch and release fly fishing only and catch and release all tackle, which is different from regular catch and release which allows artificial lures only. And it doesn’t end there. There are plenty of other waterway designations when it comes to trout, including tro- phy trout, all tackle trophy trout, de- layed harvest artificial lures only, wild brook trout enhancement program and early season trout-stocked waters. They all are unique, and each carries its own set of regulations. The designations do have merit in that they are aimed to enhance the resource and improve angling opportu- nities. But they have inadvertently made trout fishing a complicated affair. Dyberry Creek in Wayne County is a good example. The stream is an ap- proved trout water, but an 0.8-mile stretch of it is listed in the catch and release fly fishing only designation. According to the summary booklet, that stretch is located 0.19-mile down- stream from the third bridge on Dug Road upstream of the mouth, down- stream to the second bridge on Dug Road upstream from the mouth. Be careful not to get lost. PFBC commissioner Norm Gavlick, who represents the northeast region on the board, said some anglers have told him they’ve given up stream fishing because it’s just too complicated with all the regulations. “I’d like to see it simplified,” Gavlick said. “We have so many times and restrictions, can’t we do this in a sim- pler manner so the average angler can just go out and enjoy the day. Do we need it to be that restrictive, detailed and complicated?” No. The intent behind the designations is good, but we can’t overlook the impor- tance of the river bank and bamboo pole days. Enhancing the resource and improv- ing opportunities are keys to promot- ing fishing, but so is keeping it simple. TOM VENESKY O U T D O O R S Keep it simple: Back to basics for Pa. anglers Tom Venesky covers the outdoors for The Times Leader. L ynn Appelman was shocked when the Pennsylvania Game Commis- sion announced the pheasant alloca- tion for the upcoming hunting season. Last September, two of the agency’s pheasant farms were devastated by flood- ing. Approximately 40,000 pheasants either escaped or were washed away when flood water ravaged the Loyalsock and Northcentral game farms in Lycom- ing County in 2011. The agency hoped to double it’s pheas- ant allocation the following year to 200,000, but many feared the flood waters dealt a fatal blow. “I thought there was no way to get to 200,000 when I saw the devastation last year at the game farms,” said PGC com- missioner Jay Delaney, who represents the northeast region. Last week, however, that goal was met when the agency announced this year’s pheasant allocation doubled the 100,000 annual production mark in place since 2005. “I was shocked,” said Appelman, who is president of the Central Susquehanna Chapter of Pheasants Forever. “I couldn’t believe it. Bob Boyd (PGC’s wildlife ser- vices division chief in charge of pheasant propagation) and the pheasant farm crews deserve a hand for this.” Delaney called the return to 200,000 “a miracle,” adding the move should ignite interest in small game hunting in general. He hoped it would help the sport recov- er from the hunter losses that occurred when financial shortfalls forced the agen- cy to slash its pheasant production in half – from 200,000 to 100,000 – in 2005. “Many pheasant hunters were up in arms, but without a license fee increase a return to 200,000 wasn’t going to hap- pen,” Delaney said. “Later, we found mon- ey through Marcellus Shale.” Money realized through Marcellus Shale leases on State Game Lands al- lowed the agency to return to the 200,000-bird level, and now it’s hoped that hunter numbers will take a similar jump. Appelman said the number of pheasant hunters dropped after 2005 from over 100,000 to 80,000 as a result of the de- creased allocation. Fewer birds in the field meant less interest in the sport, he said. Now, with a allocation that has doubled and a wild pheasant recovery program that is showing signs of success in areas, Appelman said there are plenty of reasons for pheasant hunters to be excited. “Pheasant hunting looks better now than in 30 years,” he said. “We’re on the right track and it’s energized a lot of pheasant hunters.” Delaney hopes to see results in the next few years as more hunters buy bird dogs and return to the sport. He thinks it will happen, and the bene- fits will extend to all small game hunting. “Pennsylvania pheasant hunters wanted this,” Delaney said. Returning to the 200,000 production level was only one step in the process. The Game Commission also had to deter- mine how to allot the pheasants to coun- ties that would provide suitable habitat and plenty of hunting opportunity. In the northeast region, Bradford and Luzerne counties will realize the biggest jump. Bradford will receive 5,610 pheas- ants this year, compared to 1,010 in 2010. Luzerne will get 4,140 pheasants, 2,300 more than the 2010 allocation of 1,790. Delaney said habitat improvement pro- jects, such as the work done on public land near the Francis Walter Dam in Bear Creek, were responsible for the increased allocations in some counties. Pheasants will be released in four in- season stockings, up from two during previous years. Appelman said the in- crease in stockings will help spread out hunting pressure, meaning more pheas- ants should remain in the field. “The latter two weeks of the season should be really good after turkey comes in and diverts even more pressure,” he said. Pheasant population recovering from 2011 flooding PENNSYLVANIA GAME COMMISSION The Pennsylvania Game Commission will increase it’s pheasant allocation for the upcoming hunting season to 200,000. The agency cut it’s allocation to 100,000 in 2005. One miraculous comeback By TOMVENESKY [email protected] By the numbers… A comparison of this year’s pheasant allocation and the numbers released in 2010 in the northeast (by county): 2010 2012 Wyoming 640 1,170 Susquehanna 1,000 2,800 Pike 1,280 3,540 Monroe 1,090 3,260 Luzerne 1,790 4,140 Bradford 1,010 5,610 Northeast Region 13,500 31,680 Youth hunt set Pheasants Forever Local Chapter 803, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will hold a mentored youth pheasant hunt on State Game Lands 119 on Oct. 6. Participating youths must be between the ages of 12 and 16 and have successfully completed a hunter safety course. Volunteers with hunting dogs and mentors are also needed. For more information, visit www.nepapf.org or contact Corey Wiesel at 570-282-6346. Pheasants Forever Chapter 803 meets on the third Wednesday of each month, at 7 p.m., at the Farmers Inn on Hillside Road in Trucksville. Game farms tours scheduled The Pennsylvania Game Commission will offer public tours of its four game farms on Sunday, Sept. 30. Guided tours are scheduled to begin at noon and conclude by 3 p.m., rain or shine, at the game farms in Armstrong, Crawford and Lycoming (two farms) counties. Tour stops will include hatcheries, brooder houses, and rearing, “grow-out” and over-wintering pens. Workshop discussions will focus on objectives in propagation management, including sportsmen’s organizations participating in raising day-old chicks provided by the farms to increase local hunting opportunities and surplus day-old hen chicks that are sold to the public. Also, after registration and before taking the tour, visitors may view a brief DVD highlighting farm operations throughout the year. When visitors arrive on tour dates, they will be asked to register before game farm personnel take them on a guided tour. In order to maintain biosecurity and minimize human contact with the birds, visitors will be asked to remain with tour groups. Directions to the local game farms are as follows: Loyalsock Game Farm: Lycoming County, 136 Game Farm Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754. The game farm is five miles north of Montoursville on Route 87, but the Route 973 bridge over the Loyalsock Creek still is out due to last year’s flood. The game farm is 1.5 miles east of Warrensville on Route 973. Follow Warrensville Road 5.7 miles north to Warrensville from the Warrensville Road exit (Exit 23) of Interstate 80. Tour starts at the hatchery. Northcentral Game Farm: Lycoming County, 1609 Proctor Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701. The game farm is 18 miles north of Montoursville off of Route 87. Tour starts at the hatchery of the Proctor (northern) farm. PENNSYLVANIA GAME COMMISSION The Pennsylvania Game Commission hopes an increase in this year’s pheasant allocation will attract more hunters to the sport. “Pheasant hunting looks better now than in 30 years,” said Lynn Appleman, president of the Cen- tral Susquehanna Chapter of Pheasants Forever. • Weekly bass tournament standings, Page 2C C M Y K THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 PAGE 11C Teen tops Coors Classic Sporting Clays tourney SUBMITTED PHOTO The Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club hosted the annual Coors Classic Sporting Clays Tour- nament on Aug. 11-12 at the club grounds. Over 170 shooters participated. Pictured above is high scorer Doug Tomlinson, a 17-year-old student attending Wellsboro High School. Using a Krieghoff model K-80, Doug bested all shooters by breaking 96 of 100 clay birds over the challenging course. The Pennsylvania Game Com- mission has made its selections for the 2012-13 migratory game bird hunting seasons and bag limits. Annual waterfowl seasons are selected by states from a frame- work established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Game Commission selections were made after reviewing last year’s season results, waterfowl survey data, and input gathered from waterfowl hunters and the pub- lic. Final approval from the USFWS is expected by late September. The Game Commission has posted the annual waterfowl and migratory bird season bro- chure and zone maps on its website at www.pgc.state.pa.us. Game Commission waterfowl biologist Kevin Jacobs said the outlook is mixed for waterfowl populations important to Penn- sylvania. “Banding studies indicate most of Pennsylvania’s mallard, wood duck, and Canada goose harvests are derived from birds breeding in Pennsylvania and surrounding states,” Jacobs said. “These populations are monitored through the Atlantic Flyway Breeding Waterfowl Survey. This year, because of the mild winter and early spring, the Pennsylvania portion of this multi-state survey was advanced a week earlier than normal for the first time. “At the state level, the esti- mated number of indicated mallard breeding pairs (60,500) was 35 percent below the 1993- 2011 long-term average of 93,000 pairs. Southeastern Pennsylvania had the highest density of breeding mallards, followed by northeastern Penn- sylvania. The 68,000 wood duck breeding pairs estimated in 2012 was 31 percent above the long- term average of 52,000 pairs.” Jacobs noted that this esti- mate could be the result of larger than average numbers of migrating wood ducks being in Pennsylvania at the time of the earlier survey. “Trends in wood duck abun- dance have indicated stable to slightly increasing populations across all years of the survey,” Jacobs said. “Wood duck densi- ties were highest in northwest- ern, southwestern and north- eastern Pennsylvania. American black ducks were not observed in Pennsylvania’s 2012 survey. Black ducks have been observed at very low and declining densi- ties since the survey was initi- ated in 1989. However, black duck populations in eastern Canada remain healthy, allow- ing this species to continue to account for about five percent of Pennsylvania’s total duck har- vest.” In the Atlantic Population Goose Zone, the regular snow goose season will be Oct. 27- Jan. 26, with a snow goose conservation season to run from Jan. 28-April 26. In the South- ern James Bay Population Goose Zone, the regular snow goose season will be Oct. 27- Jan. 18, with a snow goose con- servation season to run from Jan. 19-April 26. The Resident Population Goose Zone regular snow goose season will run Oct. 27-Feb. 28, and the snow goose conservation season will run March 1-April 26. Young Pennsylvania hunters will have two special days of waterfowl hunting on Sept. 15 and Sept. 22. The Junior Water- fowl Days will be open to those 12 to 15 years old who hold a junior hunting license. To par- ticipate, a youngster must be accompanied by an adult. During these hunts, juniors can harvest Canada geese, ducks, mergansers, coots and moorhens. The daily bag limit for juniors participating is the same as for the regular season daily limit in the area being hunted. The only exception is when September Canada goose daily bag limits exceed the regular season limit for the area being hunted; juniors then can take the September daily limit. FEDERAL REGULATIONS POSTED ON GAME COMMISSION WEBSITE In addition to posting the annual waterfowl and migratory game bird brochure on its web- site, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has posted a syn- opsis of federal regulations that govern migratory game bird and waterfowl seasons to assist hunters in finding answers to questions. To review the information, go to the Game Commission’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), put your cursor on “Hunt/Trap” in the menu bar at the top of the page, click on “Hunting,” scroll down and click on “Water- fowl Hunting and Conserva- tion,” and then scroll down and click on “Federal Waterfowl Hunting Regulations Synopsis” in the “Waterfowl Hunting Reg- ulations” section. 2012-13 WATERFOWL SEASONS AND BAG LIMITS DUCKS: North Zone: Ducks, sea ducks, coots and mergansers, Oct. 6-20, and Nov. 13-Jan. 5. South Zone: Ducks, sea ducks, coots and mergansers, Oct. 13-20, and Nov. 15-Jan. 15. Northwest Zone: Ducks, sea ducks, coots and mergansers, Oct. 6-Dec. 14. Lake Erie Zone: Ducks, sea ducks, coots and mergansers, Oct. 22-Dec. 29. Total Duck Bag Limits: 6 daily, 12 in possession of any species, except for the following restrictions: daily limit may not include more than 4 mallards including 2 hen mallards, 4 scaup, 1 black duck, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 1 canvas- back, 2 pintails, 1 mottled duck, 1 fulvous whistling duck and 4 scoters. Possession limits are double the daily limits. Mergansers: 5 daily, 10 in possession (not more than 2 hooded mergansers daily, 4 hooded in possession). Coots: 15 daily, 30 in possession. REGULAR CANADA GOOSE SEASON & BAG LIMITS (in- cluding WHITE-FRONTED GEESE): All of Pennsylvania will have a regular Canada goose season, however, season lengths and bag limits will vary by area as follows: Resident Population Goose Zone (RP) All of Pennsylvania except for the Southern James Bay Pop- ulation and the Atlantic Pop- ulation zone. The season is Oct. 27-Nov. 24, Dec. 11-Jan. 15, and Feb. 1-28, with a five goose daily bag limit. Southern James Bay Pop- ulation Zone (SJBP) The area north of I-80 and west of I-79 including in the city of Erie west of Bay Front Park- way to and including the Lake Erie Duck zone (Lake Erie, Presque Isle and the area within 150 yards of Lake Erie Shore- line). The season is Oct. 6-Nov. 24, Dec. 10-Jan. 18, with a three goose daily limit. Atlantic Population Zone (AP) The area east of route SR 97 from Maryland State Line to the intersection of SR 194, east of SR 194 to intersection of US Route 30, south of US Route 30 to SR 441, east of SR 441 to SR 743, east of SR 743 to intersec- tion of I-81, east of I-81 to in- tersection of I-80, south of I-80 to New Jersey state line. The season is Nov. 13-24 and Dec. 13-Jan. 26, with a three goose daily limit. Exception: The controlled hunting areas at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Lebanon-Lancaster counties, as well as all of State Game Land 46 has a daily bag limit of one, and possession limit of two during the regular Canada goose season. BRANT (All Zones): Oct. 6-Dec. 3, 2 daily, 4 in posses- sion. LIGHT GEESE (Snow Geese and Ross’ Geese): Atlantic Population Zone: Regular: Oct. 27-Jan. 26, 25; daily, no possession limit; Snow Goose Conservation Hunt: Jan. 28 – April 26; 25 daily, no pos- session limit. Southern James Bay Pop- ulation Zone: Regular: Oct. 27-Jan. 18; 25 daily, no posses- sion limit; Snow Goose Conser- vation Hunt: Jan. 19 – April 26; 25 daily, no possession limit; Resident Population Zone: Regular: Oct. 27-Feb. 28; 25 daily, no possession limit; Snow Goose Conservation Hunt: March 1 – April 26; 25 daily, no possession limit. HARLEQUIN DUCKS, and TUNDRA and TRUMPETER SWANS: No open season. Pymatuning Wildlife Manage- ment Area: Shooting days at Pymatuning are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sat- urdays, one-half hour before sunrise to 12:30 p.m. Ducks: Oct. 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24 (junior-only day), 26, 27, 29, and 31; Nov. 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, and 30; and Dec. 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, and 14. Geese: Oct. 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, and 31; Nov. 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, and 24 (junior-only day); Dec. 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, and 31; and Jan. 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, and 18. Middle Creek Wildlife Man- agement Area: shooting days at Middle Creek are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to 1:30 p.m. Geese only: Nov. 13; and Jan. 17, 19, 22, 24, and 26. Geese and ducks: Nov. 15, 17 (junior-only day), 20, 22, and 24; Dec. 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 27, and 29; and Jan. 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, and 15. 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Key: s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sn-snow, sf-snowflurries, i-ice. Philadelphia 83/70 Reading 81/66 Scranton Wilkes-Barre 82/66 82/66 Harrisburg 80/66 Atlantic City 80/71 New York City 82/70 Syracuse 86/64 Pottsville 80/64 Albany 87/63 Binghamton Towanda 81/61 84/63 State College 74/62 Poughkeepsie 87/63 93/77 85/70 91/60 93/73 83/61 72/61 60/52 80/69 88/57 73/55 82/70 86/69 87/69 86/81 93/76 88/73 65/43 59/52 83/70 Sun and Moon Sunrise Sunset Today 6:24a 7:45p Tomorrow 6:25a 7:44p Moonrise Moonset Today 4:15p 1:01a Tomorrow 5:03p 2:05a Full Last New First Aug. 31 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 This week will start off with a few rain showers then turn sunny for a few days as high pressure moves in. Today will be mostly cloudy with the chance for after- noon rain show- ers and a high of 82. As a cold front moves in on Monday, the rain chances will go up and stay with us through Tuesday after- noon. 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MONDAY Clouds, showers, storms 80° 63° WEDNESDAY Sunny 78° 57° THURSDAY Mostly sunny 80° 54° FRIDAY Partly cloudy 85° 55° SATURDAY Clouds, showers, storms 85° 55° TUESDAY Partly cloudy, a.m. rain 83° 65° 82 ° 60 ° C M Y K BUSINESS S E C T I O N D THE TIMES LEADER SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 timesleader.com T he report released last week on manufacturing in Pennsylvania – along with recommendations by Gov. Tom Corbett’s hand-picked ad- visory council – is filled with predict- able tactics, such as improving tech- nical education, lowering taxes and reducing regulations. That’s what you’d expect from a group dominated by old-school industries like metalworking (six of 18 industry members on the council) and paper products. The ideas aren’t bad, they just don’t sound original or daring; more like pandering to industry’s pet peeves than challenging business and government to think hard about the future. There seems no doubt that American workers have fallen behind in the skills required in modern manufacturing, so better training is a no-brainer. Even companies that make mundane-sound- ing products can benefit from innova- tive production techniques requiring math and computer savvy. So, the recommendation to offer tax incentives to companies that establish apprenticeship programs stands out. This is an area where employers and – dare I say it? – unions could work to- gether for better results, as they do in Germany. Unfortunately, the report hardly mentions potential contribu- tions by workers, other than as drones to be trained and plugged in where industry wants them. “People really need pretty advanced skills,” said Joseph M. Lane, vice presi- dent of enterprise development at Ben Franklin Technology Partners in Be- thlehem, a quasi-public organization that works with new and existing busi- nesses to promote technological ap- proaches to efficiency and problem- solving. The glaring omission in the gover- nor’s report is minimal mention of emerging industries with the potential to provide employment for workers left behind as heavy manufacturers stream- line their production lines or lose busi- ness to low-cost foreign competitors. Barely over two pages of the 29-page report are devoted to “Innovation Rec- ommendations.” Even what’s there is generic gobble- dygook directed at established compa- nies, like “Develop CEO growth forums that allow for peer-to-peer mentoring and collaboration.” Where is the recommendation to support new high-growth businesses? “There certainly is a lot going on with new, very high-tech manufacturing,” Lane says. “(These) are going to be the established manufacturers of the fu- ture,” using “very sophisticated tech- nologies” and producing products with high profit margins. I’m not arguing against reasonable measures to support established manu- facturers. Their products will be in demand for years to come and their employees generally earn good wages. The Ben Franklin organization recog- nizes this and devotes about half its effort to helping these businesses be- come more efficient. That seems like time and money well-spent. The report’s section on developing a statewide energy plan – which is deemed critical – reveals a myopic focus on natural gas while paying lip service to other power sources. While gas certainly has many present benefits to its users – notably heavy manu- facturers – it’s dangerous to bet the house on an industry that is Pennsylva- nia-based only in the source of its raw material, which, no matter how abun- dant, has a finite lifespan. Given the administration’s emphasis on cost-cutting, even the best of these recommendations may not move off the printed page, since nearly every one requires spending state money … funding that is unavailable as long as gas drillers get a free ride and a chosen few, like the proposed Shell plant in western Pennsylvania, get subsidies. RON BARTIZEK B U S I N E S S L O C A L Manufacturing panel should look forward Ron Bartizek, Times Leader business editor, may be reached at [email protected] er.com or 570-970-7157. SEPTEMBER is just around the corner -- and that means it’s back-to-school time. And with all the chaos in the morn- ing, it can be difficult to ensure your kids get a good break- fast. And we all know how important a good breakfast is for a child’s school performance. Let Good Food Made Simple make your mornings, well, simpler. Its fro- zen 100 percent steel cut oatmeal, 100 percent all natural egg patties (perfect for the on-the-go breakfast sandwich without any yolk drip), and breakfast burritos, guarantee your child will have a healthy and delicious breakfast in under three minutes. Find them in the frozen foods aisle at Walmart and Wegmans. The com- pany has been gracious enough to offer some coupons for free products to one lucky reader. The first reader to email me with the correct answer to a trivia question will win. The trivia challenge is: Name the three types of breakfast burritos made by Good Food Made Simple. Send your response to ased- [email protected] and make sure you include your full name and address. Good news for those who like shop- ping at Dollar Tree stores but were always irked that coupons were not accepted. Starting today, the national chain will begin accepting manu- facturer’s coupons. Here’s some New York & Company math for teachers: Back to School + Teacher Appreciation = 30 percent off your purchase through Wednesday. Teachers with valid ID and their spouses get the discount on most items, although not the buy-one, get- one pant or jeans deal. Still need some back-to-school backpacks or lunch- bags? Head over to Rite Aid where they’re all buy-one, get-one free. Weis Markets has a nice deal on fried chicken this week. Get a 12 piece bucket for $7.99. The store also has many Top Care brand items on a buy- one, get-one free sale. Load up on all your home health needs now with this deal. There are plenty of valuable cou- pons found in today’s Times Leader. Here are a few ways to best use them at local stores: • Head over to Shur Save with the $1 off two Keebler Club Cracker box- es. They’re on sale for $1.98 a box so you’ll get two for $2.96. • Walmart is offering a deal where you buy three boxes of Fiber One six count, 90 calorie brownies at $2.50 per box, and get a fourth one for free. Use the $1 off two boxes coupon and get four boxes for $6.50. A• CVS has Dawn dish detergent on sale for 99 cents. Use the $1 off two coupon to get two bottles for 98 cents. Since there are two Dawn coupons in today’s paper, get four for $1.96. Just remember to use your CVS Extracare Card. • Take the buy-one, get-one free coupon good for Waggin’ Train dog treats to Price Chopper where duck or chicken jerky treats are on sale for $2.50 a bag. Get two for that price. ANDREW M. SEDER S T E A L S & D E A L S Sample Good Food Made Simple for back-to-school breakfasts 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 his way. And follow him on Twitter @TLAndrewSeder S urveys this summer show back-to-school shoppers still cautious in the face of a sluggish economy, but ready to shell out more cash than in each of the past two years. Even though 85 percent of those surveyed by BIGinsight for the Na- tional Retail Federation say the econ- omy will influence their back-to- school spending this year, a survey done by the same research firm showed the average family with chil- dren in grades K-12 will spend $688.62 on their children’s back-to- school needs, up14 percent from last year’s $603.63 projection and 13 per- cent over the $606.40 shoppers said they would spend in 2010. Overall, consumers are expectedto spend $84 billion on back-to-school shopping, up a whopping $15 billion from2011’s retail federationestimate. According to the latest back-to- school shopping survey issued by the federation on Aug. 15, the average family with children in grades K-12 had completed 40 percent of their shopping, while college shoppers and their families had completed slightly more than 45 percent. That gives retailers less than one more week to compete for the re- mainder of shoppers’ spending. FRED ADAMS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER Jordan Hansen, 13, and his mother Kristi of Mountain Top do back-to-school shopping at the Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. Still making the grade Back-to-school spending up despite sluggish economy According to a survey conducted among 8,509 consumers: • Total back-to-school and college shoppers will spend $83.8 billion • The average family will spend $688.62, 14 percent more than last year • Discount stores, depart- ment stores and clothing stores are the most pop- ular places for back-to- school shopping • More than one-third will do their shopping online • A strong majority of both smartphone and tablet owners will use their devices to shop. The survey had a margin of error of 1 percent. BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING 2012 By ANDREW M. SEDER [email protected] See SCHOOL, Page 2D WASHINGTON — While U.S. presi- dential candidates talk tough about what theyseeas China’s unfair tradepol- icies, one fact gets little notice: Chinese companies are investing more than ever in the U.S. and supporting thousands of American jobs. With two separate billion-dollar deals in a struggling chain of movie theaters and in shale oil and gas, as well as other major ventures inthe works, investment from China is set to hit record levels in 2012. Its cash-rich companies have ex- panded their presence here in the past three years, eager to tap the lucrative American market and U.S. know-how. The jobs created don’t offset what American politicians and some econo- mists see as the millions of jobs lost be- cause of China’s currency policies and the theft of intellectual property. Also, Chinese investment, especially in tele- communications and other sensitive businesses, isn’t always welcome. But the growth in investment under- scores howthe relationshipbetweenthe U.S. andChinais morecomplicatedthan depicted on the campaign trail. Cheap Chinese products have benefited Amer- ican consumers, and China’s massive purchases of Treasury securities have helped finance the U.S. budget deficit. And while Chinese investment in the U.S. isbarelyoff thestartingblocksgiven the size of its economy, some believe it could become a major source for Amer- ican jobs. “There’s a huge amount of ignorance intheU.S. marketplaceof howtotakead- vantage of potential Chinese invest- ment,” said Larry Morrissey, independ- ent mayor of Rockford, Ill., a city of 150,000 that hosts three major Chinese companies. While money is tight in the U.S., he said, Chinese firms want to in- vest and have the funds to do it. But inthe presidential campaign, Chi- na seems to attract only negative atten- tion. “They steal our intellectual property rights. They block access to their mar- kets. They manipulate their currency,” Campaign rhetoric misleads on China By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press See CHINA, Page 2D NEW YORK -- They’ve called from pay phones. They’ve had furtive meet- ings at hotels and even a church. On in- ternal government documents, they go by code names like Mr. X. For the past year, whistle-blowers deep inside corporate America have beendishing dirt ontheir employers un- der a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission program that could give thema cut of multimillion-dollar penal- ties won by financial regulators. A new bounty program has been an intel boonto the securities industry reg- ulator, which has struggled to redeem itself after failing to stop Bernard Ma- doff’s epic Ponzi scheme and rein in Wall Street before the 2008 financial cri- sis. Motivated by cash and the chance to rat out wrongdoers, tipsters are drop- ping more thannames. Whistle-blowers and their attorneys are turning over boxes of documents, copies of emails and even audio recordings of alleged fraud or illegal overseas bribery. “We are getting very, very high-qual- ity information from whistle-blowers,” said Sean McKessy, director of the SEC’s whistle-blower office. “I was gird- ing myself for what we were promised, which was an avalanche of nonsense, and I’ve been very pleased.” Inthe program’s first year, 2,870 tips -- or about eight a day -- rolledinas of Aug. 12. And on Tuesday, one of them finally led to the agency’s first payout: $50,000 to an informant who alerted regulators to an investment fraud. They declined to specify the case, careful to avoid identifying the whistle- blower. Some say shielding identities could pose a challenge for publicizing the program, but the anonymity prob- ably will yield more information. The flood of new information doesn’t necessarily mean the SEC will be more effective. In the case of Madoff, one whistle-blower repeatedly sounded the alarm years before the scheme blew up. The whistle-blower unit now has seven lawyers pursuing cases and plans to add four more. Some observers wondered whether the agency has enough resources or ap- petite to pursue complicated cases. “I’m not sure the SEC is capable of processing the informationit couldnow Whistle-blower program paying off for agency By ANDREW TANGEL Los Angeles Times See WHISTLE, Page 2D C M Y K PAGE 2D SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com ➛ B U S I N E S S Thomas Churilla, Scranton, a fourth-year medical student of The Commonwealth Medical College, was awarded the Physicians of Tomorrow award from the American Medical Associ- ation Founda- tion. Churilla was one of 18 fourth-year outstanding medical students across the nation who received a $10,000 scholarship to defray medical school expenses. Patrick J. Dempsey, chairman of Dempsey Uniform & Linen Sup- ply Inc., has received the TRSA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest textile services industry honor, for the expan- sion of his operation to serve businesses throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Metz Culinary Management has honored the following employ- ees who best display company values: Bill Allman, general manager of the year, Lebanon Valley College; Jim Dickson, CEO award, senior vice president of education and corporate dining; Joe Landolina, vice president award, health care; Ken Bush, vice president, award for environmental services, Butler Hospital; Altoona Area School District team, vice president award for school ser- vices; and Cavin Sullivan, vice president award for corporate dining, J.M. Smucker’s Foodser- vice. HONORS & AWARDS Churilla Submit announcements of business honors and awards to Business Awards by email to [email protected] sleader.com; by mail to 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA18711-0250; or by fax to (570) 829-5537. Photos in jpg format may be attached to email. PARENTEBEARD John Reynolds has been promot- ed as a princi- pal in the firm’s audit and accounting practice, Wilkes-Barre. Reynolds earned a bach- elor’s degree in accounting from the Uni- versity of Scranton, and is a graduate of LEAP, the firm’s unique three-year leadership development program. KING’S COLLEGE The Rev. Thomas Looney, C.S.C., has been named director of campus ministry and college chaplain. He will also super- vise the col- lege’s Shoval Center. Rev. Looney holds a bachelor’s degree from Stonehill and a master of divinity from the University of Saint Michael’s College (University of Toronto). Ordained to the priesthood in 1987, he was awarded a docto- rate in systematic theology from The Catholic University of Amer- ica. FIRST NATIONAL COMMUNITY BANK The Dunmore-based bank has announced several staff promo- tions. JoAnn Kotlowski, assist- ant manager, Hanover Township Community Office. Kotlowski is a graduate of Coughlin High School and the FNCB Profes- sional Devel- opment Pro- gram. She recently com- pleted Profes- sional Bankers Association graduate courses and is a certified notary public. Amy L. Camp- bell, assistant manager, Back Mountain Community Office. Camp- bell is a gradu- ate of Wyom- ing Valley West High School and the FNCB Professional Development Program. Claire Krause, assistant man- ager, Kingston Community Of- fice. Krause is a graduate of E.L. Meyers High School and the FNCB Professional Development Program. She is currently pursu- ing a degree at Luzerne County Community College. BLUE CROSS OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA The Wilkes-Barre based health insurer recently added local physicians Dr. Brian J. Marien and Dr. James L. Sundheim to its staff as associate medical directors. Marien is an attending surgeon at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and is a clinical associ- ate professor of surgery at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton. Sundheim is a radio- logist with Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, and with Regional Hospital of Scranton. Also re- cently named as medical direc- tor, network manager, and pro- vider operations is Dr. John J. Viteritti. Viteritti is an emergen- cy physician most recently with Lehigh Valley Physicians Group, Allentown. MCCANN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY Sherry Castrine was recently promoted to student place- ment director at the Wilkes- Barre campus. Castrine is a graduate of Pennsylvania State Uni- versity. Amber Kuhl has joined the admissions team. Kuhl is a graduate of the College of St. Elizabeth, New Jersey, with a degree in communi- cations. CORPORATE LADDER Reynolds Looney Kotlowski Campbell Krause Kuhl Castrine The Times Leader publishes an- nouncements of business promo- tions, hirings and other noteworthy events on Sundays. Submit an an- nouncement by email to tlbusi- [email protected] or by mail to 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA18711. NETWORKING MIXER: Tuesday, 5-7 p.m., model home at Valley View Townhomes, Alliance Drive off the Airport Beltway, Hazle- ton. Free for Greater Hazleton Chamber members, employees, co-workers and guests. Compli- mentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages, door-prize raffle. Reservations required; call 455- 1509 or email [email protected] tonchamber.org. OSHA FOCUS FOUR HAZARDS TRAINING: Wednesday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Greater Hazleton Chamber office, 20 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Learn about the four leading hazards that cause 90 percent of deaths and injuries in construction. $79 per person, $39 each addl. person from same company, includes lunch and materials. Reservations required; call 455-1509 or email [email protected] NETWORKING MIXER: Sept. 6, 5-7 p.m., Providence Place Re- tirement Community, 149 S. Hunter Highway, Drums. Compli- mentary hors d’ oeuvres and drinks, door prizes, facility tours. Free for Greater Hazleton Cham- ber members, employees, co- workers and guests. Reserva- tions required; call 455-1509 or email [email protected] ber.org. RETIREMENT PLANNING WORK- SHOP: Sept. 1 1 and 18, 6-9 p.m., Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Leh- man Township. To help deter- mine the amount of money needed to retire. $49, includes a guest. For more information or to register call 675-9253. 10-HOUR OSHA TRAINING: Sept. 1 1-12, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Greater Hazleton Chamber of Com- merce, 20 W. Broad St., Hazle- ton. For general industry work- ers, supervisors, safety manag- ers or other individuals respon- sible for safety in their organizations. $180 for Greater chamber members; non-mem- bers $230, includes lunch and materials. 30-hour program also available. Reservations required; call 455-1509 or email jfer- [email protected] PROFESSIONAL ETHICS SEMI- NAR: Sept. 14, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, 20 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Ethical theories and practices to use every day. $10 for chamber members; non- members $15, includes materials and refreshments. Reservations required; call 455-1509 or email [email protected] BUSINESS AGENDA Send announcements of upcoming events by email to [email protected] sleader.com; by mail to Business Agenda, Times Leader, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA1871 1 or by fax to 829-5537. Include a contact phone number and email address. The submission deadline is Wednesday for publication on Sunday. DEMPSEY’S DRY CLEANERS Dempsey’s Dry Cleaners, a sub- sidiary of Fashionable Laundry Inc. of Dunmore, opened a “drop store” at 16 S. Main St., Pittston on Aug. 20. “We were excited about the development of the downtown area -- so when community leaders reached out to us about opening a store there, it was an easy decision,” ex- plained Fashionable Laundry owner Robert T. Dempsey. Vaccaro’s on Broad Street was the last downtown dry clean- ers, but closed more than 10 years ago. Fashionable Laundry has been in business since 1950. Residents can drop off items from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Dry cleaning services include individual clothing, such as suits, slacks and blazers. Other items, such as men’s dress shirts, comforters and blankets can also be laundered. NOT SO SHABBY Jackie Heffron and Chrissy Dixon have opened the new shop on Luzerne’s Main Street, selling antique, vintage and hand- crafted furniture and furnish- ings for the home. “Re-use, recycle and repurpose is our mantra,” says Dixon. Not So Shabby will help to find something special or to revital- ize an old piece of. Styles range from traditional to coun- try to whimsical, and there also is a wide selection of accessories, paintings, lamps and linens. Not So Shabby is located at 57 Main St., Luzerne, across from House of Nutrition. The shop is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 11-7 Thursday and 10-4 Saturday. Call 338-2452 or visit www.face- book.com/notsoshabbylu- zernepa. USA INSULATION Jim Mintzer, Bethlehem, recently purchased the local USA In- sulation franchise serving the Scranton and Allentown mar- kets. The company specializes in the installation of high R-value wall insulation in exist- ing homes. For information, call 961-7500. 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Please include the business phone number and hours. “It’s evident that there are plenty of last minute shoppers this year and for retailers (the next fewdays) areof utmost im- portance when it comes to at- tracting families who still have apparel, electronics and school supplies to stock up on,” Na- tional Retail Federation Presi- dent and Chief Executive Offi- cer Matthew Shay said in a re- lease. “Given how much of an impact the economy is having on consumers’ buying deci- sions, retailers will remain competitive up through the fi- nal sale after Labor Day, rolling out web, in-store and even mo- bile promotions to entice chil- dren and their parents.” This month alone, offers and enticements have included free kids haircuts at JC Penney, half off – or better -- jeans at Aber- crombie & Fitch, 40 percent off everything at Justice, $10 jeans for kids at Old Navy, free ship- ping on everything purchased from American Eagle Outfit- ter’s website and notebooks — the kind you write in, not type on — for as little as a penny at Staples or 17 cents at Walmart. Joseph Ohrin, marketing di- rector at the Wyoming Valley Mall, says he’s noticed a few trends this year including more signage hypingpromotions and sales starting muchearlier than in previous years. “I think the economy is a lot better than it was a few years ago,” Ohrin said, and that means more money to spend and more competition among stores to get those dollars. Typically, back-to-school sales started popping up in early August, Ohrin said. Now, he noted, some started in early to mid-July, just weeks after some students were dismissed for the school year. “It seems tobe creepingearli- er year after year,” Ohrin said. Kurt Slusser, manager of the JC Penney store at the Wyom- ing Valley Mall, said on one re- cent night the mall parking lot was filled as if it were “a Satur- day in December, not a Friday in August.” He said this past week was likely the busiest of the back-to- school shopping season, which is second only to the Christmas shopping season. While JC Penney sales were brisk, Slusser said, the market- ing campaign that really got people in the store was the free kids haircut. He said 753 free cuts given at the store through Wednesday. Kelly Hardy, of Plains Town- ship, brought her 10-year-old daughter Kelsey and 7-year-old son Oscar in Wednesday for their back-to-school cuts. The promotion saved her $28. “It’s fantastic,” Hardy said. While JCPenney was able to get theHardyfamilyinwiththehair- cut promotion, they did not spend money on back-to-school clothing there. Instead she shop- ped at Old Navy, where $5 polos and $10 pants enabled to her to dress her children for $150. Another shopper who said she would spend less than the $688.62 average on her chil- dren’s back-to-school needs was Kristi Hansen, of Mountain Top. Walking through the mall with her son Jordan, 13, in tow, she decided to wait until the last minute to do her shopping and chose the mall as her desti- nation. With bags in hand from Sears, Aeropostale, Hollister, JC Penney and Zoomiez, Han- sen said she spent about $1,000 last year but she quit her job at the Columbia County Prison to spend more time with her fam- ily. Withless income comingin, she scaled back her budget by 50 percent this year. She said by shopping with a plan and not allowing children to dictate what to buy, it’s pos- sible to spend less than that $688 figure. “It’s doable,” Hansen noted. SCHOOL Continued from Page 1D FRED ADAMS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER Oscar Marrero, 7, of Plains Township, gets his hair cut at JCPenney by master stylist Jessica Bialko. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan told sup- porters inOhiolast week. Heac- cused President Barack Obama of allowing China to treat him likea“doormat”andvowedMitt Romney would crack down on China cheating. Obama, whohassought deep- er ties with China, says his ad- ministration has nevertheless stepped up trade complaints and announced one in response to Chinese tariffs on U.S. auto exports during a campaign trip to Ohio in July. But both the administration and the Republican-supporting U.S. Chamber of Commerce are actively seeking Chinese invest- ment. They want to capitalize ontheambitionsof state-owned and private Chinese companies to expand from the developing world to developed countries. The private Rhodium Group, which closely tracks Chinese foreign direct investment, puts the total attracted to the U.S. since 2000 at $20.9 billion. It predicts that Chinese compa- niescouldinvest between$1tril- lion and $2 trillion internation- ally by 2020 and a significant chunk of that investment could come to the U.S. While China is still far from emulating the outward expan- sionof Japanesecompanies into the United States the1980s, the Japanese experience could be a formative example. Fears then that the U.S. economy might be dominated by Japan proved un- founded. Today, Japanese-affil- iated companies employ about 700,000 Americans. CHINA Continued from Page 1D AP PHOTO Pin Ni, president of the American arm of the private Wanxiang Group, an auto parts and renewable energy manufacturer that has close to 6,000 employees in the U.S., said negative views of China and political tensions between the two governments deter some companies. Yet in reality, he said, that’s little im- pediment to doing business. be receiving,” said John Cof- fee, a Columbia Law School professor specializing in se- curities matters. “There’s not enough staff and the staff is greatly overworked.” But McKessy said the new intel has helped the SEC bet- ter focus its investigations. “Good information isn’t re- source-draining, it’s actually resource-saving,” McKessy said. Under the program, tip- sters whose information proves crucial to a case could get10percent to30percent of penalties over $1 million. To provide the payouts, the SEC has set aside $452 million from past penalties and fines in an investor protection fund. The new program has its roots in the Dodd-Frank fi- nancial overhaul of 2010. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission started its own whistle-blower bounty pro- gram in January. The SEC has come under criticism for in effect out- sourcing some investigations by letting companies hire pri- vate law firms to look into some cases of alleged wrong- doing. The SEC maintains the whistle-blower program has been successful. McKessy would say little about what future cases may result from whistle-blower tips, other than to hint they could bring bigger paydays. “If they ripen the way we think some of them might,” McKessy said, “we could be issuing checks larger in mag- nitude” than the one issued Tuesday. WHISTLE Continued from Page 1D “We are getting very, very high-quality in- formation from whis- tle-blowers. I was girding myself for what we were prom- ised, which was an avalanche of non- sense, and I’ve been very pleased.” Sean McKessy Director of the SEC’s whistle-blower office Q.: I am the only salesperson in a very small software company. Everyone else seems to have a clear job description that matches their skill set, but I have many re- sponsibilities unrelated to sales. To make matters worse, the owner keeps giving me tasks that I amnot qualifiedtodo. For exam- ple, he recently askedme to create a compa- ny Facebook page, even though I have abso- lutely no skills in that area. I would like to respectfully tell my boss that I am overwhelmed and cannot handle all these additional activities, plus my regu- lar sales work. But when I said it seems un- fair that I amthe only one being given extra tasks, he just toldme to stop whining. What should I do now? A.: You have apparently made the com- monmistake of describing a workloadprob- lemfromyour own point of view, emphasiz- ing how tired and stressed you feel. When youaddedthe word“unfair,” your boss stop- pedlisteningandlabeledyouasawhiner. To get his attention, you must stop talking about yourself and start talking about the business. For example: “I’mconcernedthat we may be missing some sales opportunities be- cause my time is split so many ways. Hand- ling such a wide variety of tasks reduces the time available for calling on customers and developing new leads. I know you want to increase sales, so I would like to discuss the best way to handle this situation.” For assignments outside your area of ex- pertise, calculate how much time your learning curve will take, then suggest a more efficient alternative. With the Face- book page, for example, you might propose assigning the technical aspects to someone with more experience, while remaining in- volved froma sales perspective. Finally, you should collaborate with your boss in establishing priorities. List your re- sponsibilities in order of importance, then see if he agrees with your rankings OFFICE COACH Comment on workload can come off as complaint Marie G. McIntyre is a workplace coach and the author of "Secrets to Winning at Office Politics." Send in questions and get free coaching tips at http://www.yourofficecoach.com. C M Y K THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 PAGE 3D ➛ B U S I N E S S MarketPulse CONVENTION Agood way to start an argument is to ask which political party is best for stocks. When it comes to political conventions, the answer is maybe. Going back to 1948, the S&P 500 has had an average gain of 0.3 percent during the GOP convention. It has risen 11 times and fallen five times during that stretch, according to S&P Capital IQ. Democrats, on the other hand, have seen stocks drop an average of 0.2 percent during their conventions. The S&P 500 has fallen nine times and risen seven over that stretch. To be sure, the pattern was flipped last time. Stocks fell 3.6 percent as Republicans nominated John McCain in 2008. They rose 2.7 percent while Democrats nominated Barack Obama. SIZE MATTERS The biggest stocks have been the best ones to own this year. Consider the S&P 100 index, which includes only giant compa- nies. It has climbed 14 percent in 2012 through Tuesday. That beats the 11 percent rise for the S&P 400 of mid-size stocks and the 10 percent rise for the Russell 2000 in- dex of small stocks. Bigger has been better because investors are worried about the slow- ing global economy and have been choosing “safer” stocks, Barclays strategists say. Big stocks tend to have smaller swings in price than smaller stocks. Big stocks also tend to be better dividend payers. AP REALLY, THIS TIME For years, financial analysts have been saying that interest rates are so low that they can’t fall any more. For years, they’ve been wrong, as In- terest rates continued their 30-year descent. Last month, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note sank to a record low of 1.39 percent. But since then, it has been steadily rising, and some analysts say to expect it to continue. Analysts at JP- Morgan and Wells Fargo Wealth Management both expect the 10-year note’s yield to end the year at 2 per- cent. Several reports on the U.S. economy have been better than expected, includ- ing the most recent jobs re- port, which has helped to push up yields. Source: FactSet Source: FactSet 10-year Treasury yield Huge, mid-cap and small stocks compared -3 0 3 6 9 12 15% A J J M A M F J Mid-cap stocks Huge stocks Small stocks 0 3 6 9 12 15% ’82 ’92 ’02 ’12 Title: Head of Total Return Bond Strategy at Artio Global Manage- ment What he suggests: Consider foreign bonds with U.S. ones Answers edited for content and clarity. Donald Quigley One of the biggest fears for bond holders is rising interest rates. When rates climb, investors would rather own the new bonds than the older, lower-yielding ones. That causes pricesof existing bonds to drop. Donald Quigley says that threat is real, but he doesn’t suggest abandoning bonds. His Artio Total Return Bond fund (BJBGX) has returned an annual- ized 6.5 percent over the last 10 years, better than 86 percent of similar funds. You own bonds from several foreign countries, like Brazil. Are they riskier? Is there a risk to Brazil? Of course there is. But you can look at Brazil and ask: Who is really the emerging market economy? Who is really the banana republic? Is it Brazil, or is it the U.S. or Greece or Spain? Who’s running a trillion- dollar deficit every year? It ain’t Brazil. Why do you own bonds from Canada and Australia? Australia’s debt relative to the size of its economy is pretty low, certainly compared to the U.S. Canada is a very similar analysis. They’ve gotten their act together since the 90s, where it’s not a country that has exorbitant deficits and debt, and their banking system is in great shape. So is the Australian banking system. Those are things that can help if there is a global concern on sovereigns being able to repay their debts, especially if they came to the U.S. That’s where I would bail out to. Five years ago, I would have said Germany. But the German situation has changed (now that they are being asked to help support their European neighbors.) So overseas is where the best opportunities are for bond investors? We’ve got a position outside the U.S., but it’s not gigantic. I think there are also pretty decent opportunities in some U.S. investments outside of Treasurys. There’s not much value in a 5-year Treasury at a yield of 0.69 percent. But if I can buy a pretty decent corporate bond or mortgage- backed security and get a yield of 1.5, 2 percent without taking a lot of great? No. But 2 percent in a low-inflation environment would be good for the kind of investor who says “I need to sleep at night.” Should investors lower their expectations for returns going forward? You have to factor in the threat that interest rates could go up. If interest rates go up just 0.5 percentage points, that will eat up a fair amount of returns because yields are so low now. But I don’t want to tell an investor to go buy the stock market. It’s hard to say that the S&P 500 a screaming buy if you think we might go over the fiscal cliff (of scheduled govern- ment spending cuts and tax increases) or if Europe can’t get its act together, which I think is a fairly high risk. The idea of just getting your money back isn’t a bad thing. Seeking income InsiderQ&A AP Economies around the world are slowing, making it tougher for American companies to wring revenue and profit growth. “There is an air of uncertainty that perme- ates the world stage right now,” Joseph Tucci, CEO of data storage company EMC, said late last month. Emerging markets are still growing faster than the developed world, but the severity of their slowdown has been surprising. Europe’s economy is shrinking. The U.S. is one of the few places growth appears to be ac- celerating, but it is growing from a weak base. Economic growth rates In percentage Slowing in Sync Brazil India China United Kingdom Germany United States Why it matters Among S&P 500 companies that report foreign sales data, nearly half of revenue came from abroad in 2011. Europe alone accounts for about 11 percent. 46.1% 53.9% ’10’11’12 (est.) Italy Abroad U.S S Ch J i S h AP 3.0 1.7 3.6 3.1 0.2 0.4 0.7 1.8 -1.9 8.0 6.1 2.5 2.1 10.4 10.8 9.2 7.1 2.7 2.0 1.0 7.5 Air Products APD 72.26 6 92.79 83.33 -1.09 -1.3 s s -2.2+10.59 3 0.9 15 3.1 Amer Water Works AWK 27.31 9 39.38 37.39 -0.39 -1.0 s s 17.4+33.14 126.1a 19 2.7 Amerigas Part LP APU 37.00 5 46.47 40.80 -0.55 -1.3 t s -11.1 +3.37 3 9.2 ... 7.8 Aqua America Inc WTR 20.16 8 26.93 25.05 -0.27 -1.1 t s 13.6+18.53 2 3.5 23 2.8 Arch Dan Mid ADM 23.69 3 33.98 26.38 0.21 0.8 t t -7.8 —4.75 4 -2.4 14 2.7 AutoZone Inc AZO 290.59 7399.10 365.08 1.43 0.4 t t 12.3+20.05 2 24.3 17 ... Bank of America BAC 4.92 7 10.10 8.16 0.16 2.0 s s 46.8+17.31 2-25.6 9 0.5 Bk of NY Mellon BK 17.10 7 24.72 22.43 -0.30 -1.3 s s 12.7+12.78 3 -9.6 12 2.3 Bon Ton Store BONT 2.23 9 9.79 8.44 1.00 13.4 s s 150.4+23.25 2-17.2 ... 2.4 CVS Caremark Corp CVS 32.14 9 48.69 45.56 0.25 0.6 s s 11.7+34.07 1 5.3 16 1.4 Cigna Corp CI 38.79 6 49.89 44.50 0.20 0.5 s r 6.0 -.71 3 -2.5 10 0.1 CocaCola Co KO 31.67 8 41.25 38.47 -1.06 -2.7 t s 10.0+13.23 3 9.6 20 2.7 Comcast Corp A CMCSA 19.54 0 35.16 33.95 -0.07 -0.2 s s 43.2+67.72 1 7.0 19 1.9 Community Bk Sys CBU 21.67 8 29.47 27.77 -0.50 -1.8 s s -0.1+20.59 2 9.2 13 3.9 Community Hlth Sys CYH 14.61 9 28.79 26.30 0.55 2.1 s s 50.7+35.29 1 -4.7 9 ... Energy Transfer Eqty ETE 30.78 9 44.47 42.56 -0.71 -1.6 s s 4.9+22.38 2 7.6 26 5.9 Entercom Comm ETM 4.61 4 8.64 6.14 -0.33 -5.1 s s -0.2 +7.53 3-18.5 9 ... Fairchild Semicond FCS 10.25 9 15.90 14.99 -0.55 -3.5 s s 24.5 +20.11 2 -4.1 25 ... Frontier Comm FTR 3.06 4 7.58 4.63 0.00 0.0 s s -10.1—28.70 5 -9.1 29 8.6 Genpact Ltd G 13.37 8 19.52 17.81 -0.27 -1.5 s s 19.1 +9.60 3 1.0 23 1.0 Harte Hanks Inc HHS 6.16 3 10.24 7.00 -0.08 -1.1 s t -23.0 —8.38 4-18.9 ... 4.9 Heinz HNZ 48.54 0 56.00 56.27 0.63 1.1 s s 4.1+13.12 3 7.4 20 3.7 Hershey Company HSY 55.32 0 73.16 72.61 1.07 1.5 s s 17.5+29.45 2 11.1 25 2.1 Kraft Foods KFT 31.88 0 41.60 41.87 1.37 3.4 s s 12.1+25.75 2 7.9 21 2.8 Lowes Cos LOW 18.28 7 32.29 27.73 -0.14 -0.5 s s 9.3+39.18 1 -0.3 18 2.3 M&T Bank MTB 66.40 0 88.02 85.87 -1.41 -1.6 t s 12.5+19.55 2 -1.6 15 3.3 McDonalds Corp MCD 83.65 3102.22 88.92 1.56 1.8 t t -11.4 +1.66 3 14.9 17 3.1 NBT Bncp NBTB 17.05 6 24.10 21.08 -0.43 -2.0 r s -4.7+10.01 3 1.9 13 3.8 Nexstar Bdcstg Grp NXST 5.53 7 9.60 8.36 -0.39 -4.5 s s 6.6+32.70 1 -2.5 30 ... PNC Financial PNC 42.70 8 67.89 62.05 0.00 0.0 s t 7.6+35.59 1 -1.0 12 2.6 PPL Corp PPL 26.68 8 30.27 29.28 -0.13 -0.4 s s -0.5 +9.29 3 -6.1 10 4.9 Penna REIT PEI 6.50 0 15.77 15.65 0.38 2.5 s s 49.9+58.17 1 -11.2 ... 4.1 PepsiCo PEP 58.50 0 73.65 73.06 -0.33 -0.4 s s 10.1+17.96 2 3.8 19 2.9 Philip Morris Intl PM 60.45 9 93.60 89.76 -3.62 -3.9 t s 14.4+32.36 127.3a 18 3.4 Procter & Gamble PG 59.07 9 67.95 67.02 0.02 0.0 s s 0.5 +9.29 3 3.0 17 3.4 Prudential Fncl PRU 42.45 6 65.17 54.62 0.43 0.8 s s 9.0+15.90 2 -8.0 7 2.7 SLM Corp SLM 10.91 9 16.89 15.82 -0.21 -1.3 t s 18.1+17.30 2-20.0 9 3.2 SLM Corp flt pfB SLMBP 39.00 7 51.42 47.05 0.50 1.1 s s 20.6 ... 0.0 ... 4.8 TJX Cos TJX 25.47 0 46.17 45.87 -0.04 -0.1 s s 42.1+66.61 1 25.3 20 1.0 UGI Corp UGI 24.07 9 31.51 30.38 -0.71 -2.3 t s 3.3 +9.47 3 6.1 18 3.6 Verizon Comm VZ 34.65 8 46.41 43.17 -0.89 -2.0 t s 7.6+23.86 2 5.7 43 4.6 WalMart Strs WMT 49.94 9 75.24 72.11 0.12 0.2 t s 20.7+38.03 1 12.3 15 2.2 Weis Mkts WMK 36.52 7 45.96 42.48 -1.47 -3.3 t t 6.4+16.54 2 2.4 14 2.8 52-WK RANGE FRIDAY $CHG%CHG %CHG%RTN RANK %RTN 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 Sources: Credit Suisse; FactSet Data thorugh Aug. 21 Most retail investors won’t ever invest in a hedge fund. They’re primarily for rich people, college endow- ments and other institu- tional investors. But retail investors can still get a glimpse at which stocks hedge funds are holding, al- beit with a delay. Every quar- ter, many hedge funds must give a list of their holdings to the Securities and Exchange Commission in a filing known as a 13F. Investors can peruse these filings through the SEC’s website. Credit Suisse analysts scanned through the 13F hold- ings of the 50 largest hedge funds to show which stocks they’re making the big- gest bets on, relative to the market. Equinix (EQIX), for example, makes up just 0.8 percent of the S&P 400 mid-cap stock index. But it makes up 5.5 percent of the portfolios of the 50 larg- est hedge funds. That means that hedge funds have an “ac- tive weight” of 4.7 percent in Equinix (5.5 percent minus 0.8 percent). This screen shows the stocks in the S&P 400 index where hedge funds have the largest active weights. Equinix (EQIX) $191.07 $80.85 $194.48 134.0% 4.7% Endo Health Solutions (ENDP) 32.25 26.02 39.29 9.4 1.3 Lamar Advertising (LAMR) 32.84 16.49 35.99 77.5 1.1 Advent Software (ADVS) 23.64 19.00 29.42 18.2 1.1 Carter’s (CRI) 53.10 27.44 57.27 92.7 1.1 Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) 76.62 59.93 90.57 22.7 1.0 NVR (NVR) 805.90 554.71 879.99 34.1 1.0 Oceaneering International (OII) 54.83 31.77 57.16 55.6 0.9 Ralcorp Holdings (RAH) 68.20 59.28 76.96 -1.4 0.9 LOW HIGH 1-YR STOCK CHANGE HEDGE FUND ACTIVE WEIGHT CLOSE COMPANY Mid-cap stocks that the pros love 52-WEEK Stock- Screener American Funds BalA m ABALX 19.97 -.04 +3.6 +16.5/A +3.3/A American Funds BondA m ABNDX 12.88 +.06 -.3 +6.4/D +4.1/E American Funds CapIncBuA m CAIBX 52.71 -.21 +3.5 +12.3/A +1.3/C American Funds CpWldGrIA m CWGIX 35.40 -.17 +7.0 +11.9/B -.5/B American Funds EurPacGrA m AEPGX 38.59 -.06 +7.7 +5.3/B -1.4/A American Funds FnInvA m ANCFX 39.38 -.20 +6.1 +17.9/D +.9/B American Funds GrthAmA m AGTHX 32.92 -.07 +6.8 +18.0/C +.5/D American Funds IncAmerA m AMECX 17.83 -.04 +3.4 +14.3/B +2.5/B American Funds InvCoAmA m AIVSX 30.43 -.21 +6.3 +19.9/C +.2/C American Funds NewPerspA m ANWPX 29.69 -.01 +7.1 +13.9/A +1.5/A American Funds WAMutInvA m AWSHX 31.05 -.19 +4.4 +19.9/B +.7/B BlackRock GlobAlcA m MDLOX 19.23 +4.0 +5.2/D +3.3/B BlackRock GlobAlcI MALOX 19.32 +4.0 +5.5/D +3.6/B Dodge & Cox Income DODIX 13.81 +.07 +.1 +7.5/B +7.1/B Dodge & Cox IntlStk DODFX 31.74 -.15 +10.6 +4.1/B -3.3/B Dodge & Cox Stock DODGX 116.75 -.73 +8.2 +21.7/A -1.8/D Fidelity Contra FCNTX 77.28 -.06 +4.9 +19.6/C +3.5/B Fidelity GrowCo FDGRX 96.61 -.23 +8.5 +24.4/A +5.6/A Fidelity LowPriStk d FLPSX 40.26 -.17 +7.1 +17.8/C +3.7/A Fidelity Spartan 500IdxAdvtg FUSVX 50.15 -.24 +5.7 +22.5/A +1.2/B FrankTemp-Franklin Income A m FKINX 2.20 +3.3 +14.7/A +3.7/C FrankTemp-Franklin Income C m FCISX 2.22 +3.3 +14.6/A +3.1/D FrankTemp-Mutual Euro Z MEURX 20.69 -.30 +7.1 +13.3/A -1.1/A FrankTemp-Templeton GlBond A mTPINX 13.19 +2.9 +3.0/C +10.1/A FrankTemp-Templeton GlBondAdv TGBAX 13.15 +2.9 +3.3/C +10.4/A Harbor IntlInstl d HAINX 57.76 -.31 +7.5 +7.0/A -.8/A Oakmark EqIncI OAKBX 28.71 -.13 +4.2 +11.0/D +4.3/A PIMCO AllAssetI PAAIX 12.45 +.06 +3.1 +10.0/B +7.0/A PIMCO LowDrIs PTLDX 10.56 +.04 +.1 +4.6/A +5.5/A PIMCO TotRetA m PTTAX 11.44 +.08 -.1 +8.3/B +8.7/A PIMCO TotRetAdm b PTRAX 11.44 +.08 -.1 +8.5/A +8.9/A PIMCO TotRetIs PTTRX 11.44 +.08 +8.7/A +9.1/A PIMCO TotRetrnD b PTTDX 11.44 +.08 -.1 +8.4/A +8.8/A Permanent Portfolio PRPFX 48.24 +.62 +4.1 +.8/E +8.5/A T Rowe Price EqtyInc PRFDX 25.68 -.13 +5.7 +20.9/B +.5/B T Rowe Price GrowStk PRGFX 37.30 -.07 +5.8 +23.4/A +3.0/B T Rowe Price HiYield d PRHYX 6.79 +.01 +1.5 +14.2/B +8.1/B T Rowe Price NewIncome PRCIX 9.88 +.05 -.3 +6.6/C +7.1/B Vanguard 500Adml VFIAX 130.51 -.61 +5.7 +22.5/A +1.3/B Vanguard 500Inv VFINX 130.49 -.62 +5.7 +22.4/A +1.2/B Vanguard GNMAAdml VFIJX 11.07 +.05 -.1 +4.2/C +6.8/A Vanguard InflaPro VIPSX 14.73 +.20 -.8 +8.1/A +7.7/B Vanguard InstIdxI VINIX 129.67 -.62 +5.7 +22.5/A +1.3/B Vanguard InstPlus VIIIX 129.68 -.61 +5.7 +22.6/A +1.3/B Vanguard InstTStPl VITPX 31.84 -.17 +5.8 +22.0/B +1.8/A Vanguard MuIntAdml VWIUX 14.33 +.03 -.1 +7.4/B +6.0/A Vanguard STGradeAd VFSUX 10.82 +.03 +.4 +3.6/B +4.4/B Vanguard Tgtet2025 VTTVX 13.43 -.03 +4.5 +13.2/B +2.0/B Vanguard TotBdAdml VBTLX 11.15 +.06 -.6 +5.7/D +6.6/C Vanguard TotBdInst VBTIX 11.15 +.06 -.6 +5.7/D +6.7/C Vanguard TotIntl VGTSX 14.10 -.04 +8.7 +2.3/D -3.6/B Vanguard TotStIAdm VTSAX 35.18 -.19 +5.8 +21.9/B +1.8/A Vanguard TotStIIns VITSX 35.18 -.19 +5.8 +21.9/B +1.8/A Vanguard TotStIdx VTSMX 35.16 -.19 +5.7 +21.7/B +1.6/A Vanguard WellsIAdm VWIAX 59.01 +.15 +1.5 +14.3/A +7.0/A Vanguard Welltn VWELX 33.80 +3.3 +16.0/A +4.1/A Vanguard WelltnAdm VWENX 58.38 +.01 +3.3 +16.1/A +4.2/A Vanguard WndsIIAdm VWNAX 51.04 -.36 +5.2 +22.8/A -.1/B Vanguard WndsrII VWNFX 28.76 -.20 +5.2 +22.7/A -.2/B Wells Fargo AstAlllcA f EAAFX 12.74 -.06 +3.8 +7.6/ +2.9/ MutualFunds FRIDAY WK RETURN/RANK GROUP, FUND TICKER NAV CHG 4WK 1YR 5YR Dow industrials -0.9% +0.6% Nasdaq -0.2% +3.8% S&P 500 -0.5% +1.8% Russell 2000 -1.3% +1.7% 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 +7.7% +17.8% +12.2% +9.2% Yields, mortgage rates inching up Mortgage rates are continuing their slow climb. The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage rose for the fourth straight week, the first time that has happened since April 2011. After falling to a record low of 3.49 percent in July, the average rate is now 3.66 percent, according to Freddie Mac. To be sure, that’s still lower than the 4.22 percent it was a year ago. 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 Delaware Cash Reserve/Class A 0.10 $ 1,000 min (800) 362-7500 Tax-exempt—national avg 0.01 Alpine Municipal MMF/Inv 0.09 $ 2,500 min (888) 785-5578 Broad market Lehman 1.83 -0.14 s t -0.64 2.55 1.71 Triple-A corporate Moody’s 3.47 -0.20 s t -1.00 4.77 3.22 Corp. Inv. Grade Lehman 2.97 -0.14 s t -0.82 4.03 2.92 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 4.23 -0.03 t t -0.85 5.10 4.22 U.S. high yield Barclays 6.78 -0.09 t t -2.03 10.15 6.62 Treasury Barclays 0.97 -0.09 s t -0.16 1.34 0.80 FRIDAY CHANGE 52-WK TREASURYS YIELD 1WK 1MO 3MO 1YR HIGH LOW 3-month T-Bill 0.09 0.01 t s 0.09 0.12 1-year T-Bill 0.20 -0.01 r t 0.12 0.25 0.07 6-month T-Bill 0.13 0.00 t r 0.12 0.15 0.01 2-year T-Note 0.27 -0.02 s t 0.06 0.40 0.16 5-year T-Note 0.71 -0.09 s t -0.28 1.20 0.54 10-year T-Note 1.69 -0.12 s t -0.54 2.40 1.39 30-year T-Bond 2.80 -0.13 s t -0.80 3.65 2.45 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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