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Jury undecided; Strong faces life


County judge will rule, with the jury
unable to reach a decision on the
a Luzerne County judge
to sentence the 59-year-
old to life in prison
tence Strong to life in prison.
At Strong’s first trial he was sentenced
to the death penalty, but his conviction
Strong’s mother and sister, Gennetta
and Joyce, gave Strong the thumbs up
and blew him a kiss. Attorneys in the
well regs
death penalty in a 1983 slaying. without parole. and sentence were overturned by the case are still under a gag order that pro-
After deliberating state Supreme Court because Strong’s hibits them from making comments un-
Thursday for just more co-defendant failed to disclose a deal he til after Strong is sentenced.
By SHEENA DELAZIO than three hours, a jury had with prosecutors. Attorneys did, however, voice their

DEP says Strong of nine men and three Because Strong also was convicted last opinions on what Strong’s sentence
WILKES-BARRE – Two juries have women told Judge Tho- week of four related charges, including should be in closing arguments Thurs-
convicted James Strong of first-degree mas Burke it couldn’t come to a unani- robbery and kidnapping, Burke will sen- day.
murder – one in 1984 and another just mous decision. The jury had convicted tence him on June 22. Assistant District Attorney Michael
last week. him of first-degree murder in the 1983 “Thank God it’s over,” Strong said Melnick tried debunk each of the rea-
But unlike the first, the jury Thursday shooting death of John Strock in Dor- Thursday while leaving the Bernard C. sons Strong’s attorneys presented. Agency chief’s suggestions
couldn’t decide whether Strong should rance Township. Brominski county courthouse building
include greater well setbacks,
be put to death – and now it will be up to Burke will now be required to sen- after hearing the jury’s decision. See STRONG, Page 10A
tougher penalties.

2 0 1 1 S C R I P P S N AT I O N A L S P E L L I N G B E E

The Pennsylvania Department
of Environmental Protection is
calling on the governor and state
Legislature to tighten regulations
on natural gas drilling in the Mar-
cellus Shale.
In a letter sent May 27 to Gov.
Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale
Advisory Commission, DEP Sec-
retary Michael L. Krancer sug-

S. Abington gests a sweeping set of amend-

ments – more than 20 in total – be

Twp. girl is
made to the
state Oil and
Gas Act, the su-

tops in U.S. preme state law

governing natu-
ral gas drilling.
The recom-
mendations in-
Times Leader Washington Bureau
clude increas- Krancer
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – ing well set-
Sukanya Roy of South Abington backs from 200
Township is the national spelling feet to 500 feet
champion, beating out 12 other fi- from private
nalists Thursday night and tri- water wells and
umphing over a to 1,000 feet
“We all total field of from a public
275 spellers water supply,
worked re- that began the prohibiting
ally hard contest on well sites in
for this. … Roy, 14,
ramping up the civil and criminal
We are not spelled her final penalties DEP may levy for violat-
word, “cymotri-
here by chous,” mean-
ing environmental laws and in-
creasing DEP’s autonomy in levy-
chance.” ing having wa- ing fines.
vy hair, and The 30-member Governor’s
Sukanya Roy
of South found herself Advisory Commission, created in
Abington the last speller March, is charged with reviewing
Township standing and laws and guidelines affecting
received a MarcellusShalenaturalgasdevel-
standing ova- opment and making recommen-
tion late Thursday night from a dations to promote efficient and
large crowd attending the 2011 environmentally sound develop-
Scripps National Spelling Bee. ment of the shale.
Roy said she knew the final Krancer recommended waste-
word when it was given to her and water used in hydraulic fracturing
got “kind of a surreal feeling” up be tracked “cradle to grave” with
on the stage, knowing that when manifests at wells using more
she spelled it correctly she would than 80,000 gallons of water in hy-
be crowned the champion. draulic fracturing, and the pre-
“My heart started pounding,” AP PHOTO
sumptive liability of gas drillers
Sukanya Roy, 14, of South Abington Township, holds her trophy Thursday after winning the National Spelling Bee in
National Harbor, Md. when environmental contamina-
See ROY, Page 5A
See DEP, Page 10A

Cutting wires possible cause Friends remember 2 men who died in fire
Jared McGuire

of man’s Wright Twp. death

Sunny, breezy.
High 74. Low 43.
Details, Page 10B The bodies of Bobby Klein and
James Moore Jr. were found
Victim of the incident First reported online at Tuesday in a burned house.
identified as Mervin 10:37 a.m.
Rohrbaugh of Kingston. on
By EDWARD LEWIS Road. WILKES-BARRE – Bobby A person walking in the area Klein and James Moore Jr. – the
WRIGHT TWP. – A King- discovered the body Wednes- two homeless men killed Mon-
ston man found dead near a va- day afternoon, Jacob said. day in a fire at an abandoned Sul-
cant industrial building in the Chief Deputy Coroner Bill livan Street
Crestwood Industrial Park on Lisman said Deputy Coroner INSIDE: In- house – were re-
Wednesday may have been cut- George Strish pronounced vestigation membered
ting electrical wire from utility Rohrbaugh dead at 4:45 p.m. continues into Thursday by
Sullivan Street
poles, officials said. An autopsy is not planned. their friends at
fire, Page 10A
Township Police Chief Joe “The death is consistent REACH, a non- CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER
Jacob said it appears the man, with electrocution,” Lisman profit day care Don Boyer and Jim Sobieski of REACH talk about the two men
who was identified by the Lu- said. for the homeless. who died in the Sullivan Street fire this week in Wilkes-Barre.
zerne County Coroner’s Office Police believe Rohrbaugh At the morning prayer service
as Mervin Rohrbaugh, 44, was died Friday night or Saturday in the agency’s headquarters in for their two deceased friends. an out-of-work roofer who knows
electrocuted when he touched morning. the basement of St. Stephen’s “Everybody knew Bobby,” said what it’s like to be homeless. He
a 12,000-volt power line near Rohrbaugh’s family filed a Church, REACH Executive Di- Don Boyer. “Only his good now has an apartment in the city,
the former Dana Perfume Man- 6 09815 10011 rector Stefanie Wolownik and friends called him Bobby.”
ufacturing building on Oakhill See WIRES, Page 10A others broke down as they prayed Boyer, 46, of Wilkes-Barre, is See FIRE, Page 10A


POLICE BLOTTER maszewski, of Hazleton, was

cited with public drunkenness
and underage drinking when he
HANOVER TWP. – Township was allegedly found passed out
police reported the following: on a tree lawn near 195 N.
• A 17-year-old girl and a Wilkes-Barre Blvd., at 2:20 a.m. LOTTERY
14-year-old boy were issued Thursday. MIDDAY DRAWING
citations for underage drinking • Police said Brian Pillonato,
Wednesday in the area of the 44, of Larch Lane, was cited DAILY NUMBER 2-5-7
Millie swimming hole. with harassment after Justin BIG FOUR 4-7-1-0
Police were called to a report Foster, of Luzerne, claimed he QUINTO 2-9-1-7-8
of someone falling into the verbally harassed him in the TREASURE HUNT
creek. After determining no one area of Coal Street and North 02-06-09-14-26
was injured police came into Wilkes-Barre Boulevard at 7:32
contact with the two juveniles p.m. Wednesday. NIGHTLY DRAWING
who were cited and released to • Police said Nathaniel Rain- DAILY NUMBER 7-7-8
their parents. ey, 54, of South Franklin Street,
• Thomas Carle of Wilkes- was cited with public drunk- BIG FOUR 4-5-1-1
Barre Street said his Chevrolet enness when he was allegedly QUINTO 9-5-0-8-3
Blazer and Chevrolet Impala found intoxicated on Public CASH FIVE
were damaged sometime be- Square at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. 07-11-25-29-40
tween Tuesday and Wednesday. • Anthony Karsakas, 48, of MATCH SIX
• Police are investigating a North Washington Street alleg-
fight between two women in the edly threw his own feces at
area of the 400 block of Marion police officers and had to be HARRISBURG – No player
Terrace apartments on Wednes- subdued by a stun gun Thurs- matched all five winning
day. Christine Hummel told day afternoon after he became S. JOHN WILKIN/THE TIMES LEADER
numbers drawn in Thurs-
police that she was struck in the disorderly during a dispute Daisha Medvetz gives a presentation Thursday during a meeting of concerned citizens and parents day’s “Pennsylvania Cash 5”
face several times by Tanitha between a landlord and tenant on the consequences of a proposed cut to the kindergarten program in the Crestwood District. game so the jackpot will be
Proctor of Kingston. Hummel at South Welles and East North-

Kindergarten points made

worth $225,000.
was taken by ambulance to a ampton streets. Lottery officials said 73
local hospital for treatment. Police said they responded to players matched four num-
• A Rottweiler dog with a the dispute and Karsakas, the bers and won $190 each and
choke-chain collar was found in fiancé of the landlord of the 2,321 players matched three
a backyard of a house on Lee property, became irate. He numbers and won $10 each.
Park Avenue. The dog did not resisted as police tried to take Monday’s “Pennsylvania
belong to the house owner. It him into custody and police Group of Crestwood parents Strecker pointed out areas in garten and the results would Match 6 Lotto” jackpot will
was taken to the SPCA. said they had to use force, po- which projected savings would make Crestwood a less desir-
and residents rallies against be worth at least $550,000
• Six air conditioning units at lice said. He will be charged be totally eaten away with the able school district and end up because no player holds a
the Hanover Mall, Sans Souci with disorderly conduct, resist- switch to half-day sessions. switch, including increased un- lowering property values and ticket with one row that
Parkway, were found damaged ing arrest and harassment. employment insurance, more the tax base, said Michael John- matches all six winning
Thursday. Police said it ap- • Sarah Walkowiak, 19, of students needing individual son, president of the Greater numbers drawn in Thurs-
peared someone tried to steal Wyoming Street, will be By STEVE MOCARSKY education plans and fringe ben- Wilkes-Barre Association of Re- day’s game.
the cooling coils of the units on charged with harassment for efits for teachers called back to altors.
the roof of the mall. allegedly pulling the hair and WRIGHT TWP. – Dozens of cover leaves of absence. He also Parent Kristin Joseph urged
• Police said Vincent Rim- striking Deanna Herbinko of concerned parents and residents said savings from layoffs would everyone to call their state rep-
mer, of Stanley Street, was cited Wyoming Street on Thursday of Crestwood School District be about $85,000 less than the resentatives and ask that they OBITUARIES
with dogs running at large, afternoon in the area of East packed a tiny Mountain Top administration estimated. vote to restore the Accountabil-
failure to have dog licenses and Northampton Street and South church Thursday night for an Crestwood parent Daisha ity Block Grant to schools to Antonishak,
failure to have dogs vaccinated Pennsylvania Avenue. informational rally on the nega- Medvetz presented advantages fund areas such as full-day kin- Michael Sr.
after two pit bull dogs were • Paul Johnson, 46, of Falls, tive academic and financial im- of full-day kindergarten over dergarten and call the School Churnetski, Edward
allegedly found running in the said Thursday that the back pacts of the school district half-day based on research stud- Board members to ask them to Clarke, James
area of South Main Street, Dun- porch of his residence on Dar- switching from full-day to half- ies, which showed full-day kin- restore full-day kindergarten be-
dee Road and Loomis Park on ling Street was entered. day kindergarten. dergarten students are more fore the next School Board Findora, Elizabeth
Wednesday. A group of parents banded to- creative and cooperative and meeting, which is at 6:30 p.m. Gavis, Robert
WILKES-BARRE – A man gether after the School Board tend to think more independ- June 23 in the high school audi- Imbriglia,
SWIFTWATER -- Two traffic was arraigned Thursday in voted on a proposed final bud- ently, experience fewer grade torium. Rose Barbara
stops on Interstates 80 and 380 Wilkes-Barre Central Court on get for the 2011-12 school year retentions, receive fewer spe- State Rep. Gerry Mullery, D- Kolibob, Veronica
on Wednesday night turned up charges he provided false in- that predicts a savings of cial-education placements and Newport Township, attended
$17,500 worth of cocaine and formation to police in 2007. $289,000 through the switch earn better report-card grades. the meeting and said school
Kuter, Joseph
landed three men in Monroe Stephen Blaine, 25, of Shawa- and studied the issue. After Crestwood switched boards can amend their budgets Lucent, Del
County jail, according to state nese, was charged with two “But in reality, when they from half-day to full-day kinder- if state legislators vote to re- Liotta, Francis
police in Swiftwater, the Allen- counts of false reports to law start figuring in all the conse- garten in 2004, significantly less store the grants after the June Matreselva, Angeline
town Morning Call reported. enforcement. He was jailed at quential costs and the inciden- students were scoring below ba- 30 deadline. He also urged ev- Misczyk, Irene
During the first traffic stop at the Luzerne County Correction- tals that go into it, it really sic on standardized tests for eryone to contact their elected Piskorik, Helen
5:30 p.m. on Interstate 80 in al Facility for lack of $10,000 doesn’t present the upside of math and reading and more stu- officials on the matter.
Pocono Township, state police bail. the financial savings, but the dents were scoring advanced in Representatives of state reps. Rettenmyer, Gerard
said they found $2,500 worth of Police said Blaine provided downside of compromising the those areas, Medvetz said, pre- Tarah Toohil, R-Hazleton, and Romashko, Evelyn
powder cocaine under the front- false information about an kids’ education is still there,” senting the statistics. Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake, Yanefski, Aldona
seat of a 2004 Pontiac sedan alleged robbery in a parking lot said parent Peter Strecker. A switch to half-day kinder- also attended the meeting. Page 6A
driven by William E. Hill, 39, of on Wilkes-Barre Township
Scranton, the paper reported. Boulevard on April 2, 2007.
Hill, who was stopped for Police said they learned Blaine BEAR CREEK CHARTER SCHOOL
speeding, was being held under exchanged money for illegal

Board makes trustee changes

$10,000 bail on charges of pos- drugs he never received and WHO TO CONTACT
session with intent to deliver made up the robbery, according
Missed Paper ........................829-5000
cocaine, possession of a con- to the criminal complaint. Obituaries ..............................829-7224
trolled substance and posses- A preliminary hearing is Advertising...............................829-7101
sion of drug paraphernalia. scheduled on June 8 in Central Classified Ads.........................829-7130
At 10:30 p.m., state police Court. By JANINE UNGVARSKY quired the board to be made up of School CEO Jim Smith will con- Newsroom ..............................829-7242
pulled over a 2011 Cadillac Times Leader Correspondent no fewer than nine and no more tinue as board secretary. Vice President/Executive Editor
sedan on Interstate 380 in Toby- ASHLEY – Police reported BEAR CREEK TWP. – The than 11 members to require a In other business, the board Joe Butkiewicz ...............................970-7249
hanna Township for a moving the following: board itself was the main order of board of seven to 11 members. heard updates on the new middle Asst. Managing Editor
violation. A search of the vehi- • Residents are reminded to business for the Bear Creek Com- The board also reappointed school schedule and class struc- Anne Woelfel...................................970-7232
cle turned up $15,500 worth of lock their vehicles and remove munity Charter School Board of members to serve on the board ture. Principal Margaret Foster Photo Editor
cocaine, state police said. valuables after several reports Trustees on Thursday evening. and staggered terms so that all reported that scheduling of all Clark Van Orden ..............................970-7175
The paper reported the driv- of items were stolen from At its meeting, the board ap- the terms won’t expire at the new electives for grades five Community News .........................970-7245
er, Richard A. Walton of Wilkes- parked cars within the southern proved changes to the portion of same time. Frank Butry and Bob through eight is well under way
Barre, and a passenger, Howard section of the borough over the the school’s by-laws that pertain Hawkins were reappointed to and working smoothly. She News tips:
R. Arnold, 23, of Philadelphia, Memorial Day weekend. to how many trustees the board serve until 2012. Sue Barry, Pete noted that because of the rear- Community News:
were each being held under Anyone with information should have and how long they Austin and Dave Blazejewski will rangement of classrooms to ac-
$10,000 bail on charges of pos- about the thefts is asked to call are allowed to serve. By unani- serve until 2013, while Kim Pop- commodate the middle school
session with intent to deliver Ashley police at 822-6995. mous vote, the trustees eliminat- ple, Wendy Lutchko and Scott changes, the school will hold a
cocaine, possession of a con- • Police warn it is illegal to ed term limits, allowing board Sherwood will serve until 2014. “Move Up” day on June 14 to in- BUILDING
trolled substance, criminal enter borough property posted members to serve for as long as In separate motions, the trust- troduce all students to their TRUST
conspiracy and possession of no trespassing in the area of they wish. ees reappointed Hawkins as trea- teachers for next year and show
drug paraphernalia. Walton also Solomon Creek. All violations They also voted to change a surer, Lutchko as vice president them where their classrooms will
The Times Leader strives to
was cited for driving with a will be enforced. portion of the by-laws that re- and Blazejewski as president. be.
correct errors, clarify stories
suspended or revoked license
and update them promptly.
and disregarding traffic lanes. SUGARLOAF TWP. – A man
Corrections will appear in this
State police said the cocaine was arraigned Thursday in
found in Walton’s vehicle was to Wilkes-Barre Central Court on MUNICIPAL BRIEFS accepting clean 5-gallon plastic
containers with the number 1 or
in separate containers; yard
waste, includes shrubs, hedge
spot. If you have information
to help us correct an inaccu-
be sold in Wilkes-Barre. charges he drove a vehicle with- 2 in the chasing arrows (triangle clippings and tree limbs not racy or cover an issue more
out a license into the rear of a made with arrows) on the bot- exceeding 3 feet in length and ½ thoroughly, call the newsroom
HANOVER TWP. – State tractor-trailer in May. KINGSTON – The Tax Office tom of the can. The can be inch in diameter. Rocks, stones,
at 829-7242.
police Bureau of Liquor Control Jesse L. Fine, 24, of Wap- has announced that the last day placed in the weekly commin- dirt and animal waste are not
Enforcement reported the wallopen, was charged with the 2011 county and municipal gled collection. acceptable forms of yard waste;
following: unauthorized use of a vehicle, taxes can be paid at the face Samples of acceptable con- a maximum of three open con- A STORY PUBLISHED on
amount is June 10. tainers are those that held kitty tainers not to exceed 30 pounds Page 3A of The Times Lead-
• D.M.K. Watering Hole, accidents involving damage to
After that time, these taxes litter or chlorine. Any contam- will be allowed per collection; er’s Thursday edition should
doing business as Don Kasper’s attended vehicle, driving with a inated containers such as oil, tar
will be due at the penalty val- do not use any type of plastic have reported the body of
Watering Hole, 129 Scott St., suspended license and three or paint containers are not ac- bags or the waste will be re- Jonathan Balester was found
Wilkes-Barre, was recently cited traffic violations. He was jailed ues. Payments made by mail
will be accepted at face as long ceptable. Corrugated pizza fused; place containers at curb- Thursday night.
with failure to require patrons at the Luzerne County Correc- boxes are now being accepted, side by 8 a.m.
to vacate and permitted patrons tional Facility for lack of $5,000 as they are postmarked on or
but all food and paper lining The Recycling Center will not
to remove alcohol after 2:30 bail. before June 10.
must be removed. accept grass, leaves or yard
a.m. According to the criminal Payments may be mailed to
Thin non-corrugated card- waste that is combined. Due to
• The United Citizens Club complaint filed by state police 500 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, board (when looking at the edge the volume of yard waste and
PA 18704. If a receipt is desired, of the cardboard, it does not +(ISSN No. 0896-4084)
of Nanticoke, 109-111 Pine St., at Hazleton: grass, the collection may take USPS 499-710
please enclose a self-addressed have wavy ridge in center two or three days to collect.
Nanticoke, was recently cited Fine crashed a 1994 Honda
stamped envelope and the entire pressed between two pieces of Please leave the yard waste and Issue No. 2011-154
with loud noise. into the rear of a tractor-trailer
bill. Payments may also be cardboard) such as cereal and grass clippings at curbside. It
on Interstate 81 on May 25. made at the tax office. Office
WILKES-BARRE – City State police learned Fine did soda boxes can be emptied, will be collected.
hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and collapsed and recycled with the Berkheimer Associates re- Circulation
police reported the following: not have permission from the 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Jim McCabe – 829-5000
• Police said John Roberts, Honda’s owner, Alex Stucker, to junk mail collection on the cently mailed bills to all bor-
Friday. fourth week of the month. ough residents. Property owners Published daily by:
24, of Lawrence Street, Wilkes- drive the vehicle. Payments may be made by Any questions can be directed are responsible for paying the
Barre, allegedly stole medica- Fine was traveling at a high cash, check or money order. The to Karen Szwast at (570) 654- Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company
bills. If the bills are not paid in 15 N. Main St.
tion from Schiel’s Market, Ha- rate of speed and skidded ap- tax office is not able to accept 0933. full by Dec. 31, 2011, they are Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
nover Street, on Thursday. proximately 200 feet when he debit or credit cards. turned over to Creditech. All Periodicals postage paid at
Wilkes-Barre, PA and additional mailing offices
• Markea Andrews, of South crashed into the tractor-trailer, Any property owner who has AVOCA – Yard waste will be accounts that are delinquent Postmaster: Send address changes
Empire Street, reported Thurs- the criminal complaint says. not received a tax bill should collected on Tuesdays, June 7 $70, or more than one year, will to Times Leader, 15 N. Main St.,
day someone slashed a tire on A preliminary hearing is contact the office at (570) 288- through 21, weather permitting. be placed on a water shutoff list. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

her vehicle in the area of 19 S. scheduled on June 6 before 4576, ext. 114. The following separated items Property owners are also re- Delivery Monday–Sunday $3.50 per week
Mailed Subscriptions Monday–Sunday
Empire St. District Judge Daniel O’Don- will be collected: grass clip- sponsible for water shutoff and $4.35 per week in PA
• Police said Matthew To- nell in Sugarloaf. EXETER – Exeter is now pings, leaves and brush must be restoration fees. $4.75 per week outside PA


Wegmans pulls plug on kiosks

Powell lawyers OK to quit

A federal judge has granted a request
by attorneys for Robert Powell to with-
draw from represent-
Chain tells LCB the wine-vending The store chain’s request will mean First reported online at
ing him in the “kids for
machines are unreliable and too the kiosks’ owner, Simple Brands of
Conshohocken, will remove the ma-
6:36 p.m. cash” lawsuits pending
on in federal court.
many customers have complained. chines from the 10 Wegmans in the state
Mark Sheppard of
where they’re located over the next 30
the law firm Mont-
days. Among the Wegmans that have of $875,000, according to a financial re-
gomery, McCracken,
By ANDREW M. SEDER had the kiosks since they went on line port she released. The local store, ac- Walker & Rhoads of
last year is the one in Wilkes-Barre cording to the report, has sold 1,561 bot-
Philadelphia, filed a
Wegmans has informed the Pennsyl- Township. That store’s kiosk was in- tles and took in $16,166. Powell
motion in April seek-
vania Liquor Control Board that the su- stalled last October. But in addition to the money that has
ing to allow him and other attorneys to
permarket chain wants to end its affil- Stacy Kriedeman, a spokeswoman for been made, there have been a fair share
withdraw from the case based on Po-
iation with a troubled wine kiosk pro- the LCB, said a letter was received from of problems.
well’s inability to pay legal fees.
gram. a Wegmans corporate official a few days More than 700 kiosk problems were
Powell and his law firm, Powell Law
The grocer complained the machines ago stating the company’s desire to have reported to the LCB between June 24
Group, are defendants in several lawsuits
have been unreliable and too many cus- the machines removed in the next and Dec. 20, 2010, the Harrisburg Patri-
filed by juveniles who allege they were
tomer complaints have been logged. month. She said that until the kiosks are ot-News reported, citing a review of the
improperly incarcerated in two juvenile
The Associated Press reported Thurs- removed, they will remain operational. agency’s call center log obtained
detention facilities that Powell once
day that Gov. Tom Corbett spokesman Kriedeman said the machines were through a Right to Know request. After
Kevin Harley called the problems Weg- installed as a way to give customers “se- mounting concerns, the LCB put a cork
mans described as “just another reason lection, value and convenience.” Since in the machines on Dec. 21 – just before WILKES-BARRE
why the state should not be in the liquor the state’s first pilot kiosks went online the typically busy sales holidays of TIMES LEADER FILE PHOTO
stores business, or wine and spirits. It
should be left up to the private sector.”
about a year ago, consumers have used
them to buy 82,505 bottles at a total cost See WEGMANS, Page 5A
An LCB wine kiosk like the one at the
Wilkes-Barre Township Wegmans.
Bank robber gets prison
A man who robbed the PNC Bank on
West Market Street in Wilkes-Barre was

DIOCESAN SCHOOL CLOSURES sentenced Thursday to 20 months in
federal prison.
Gerald Hullihan, 55, no known ad-
dress, was arrested on June 1, 2010, after

suit against
authorities say he handed a note to a
bank teller demanding money.
The note threatened that he would
shoot the teller if the teller did not com-

Hullihan was apprehended on Public
Square shortly after the heist. A city
police officer saw Hullihan speaking on a

dismissed cell phone and approached him, accord-

ing to an arrest affidavit. He then ad-
mitted he had robbed the bank, the
affidavit said.
Wilkes-Barre activist charged party
leaders used state workers to
challenge petition. Toohil updates on MinSec
State Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Butler
Township, addressed nearly 100 constit-
uents at the Greater Hazleton Chamber
of Commerce Red Carpet Breakfast on
A federal judge has dismissed political Thursday.
activist Carl Romanelli’s lawsuit that Toohil discussed a
sought monetary damages from Demo- number of issues in-
cratic Party leaders who illegally used cluding crime and the
state employees to challenge Romanel- impact the MinSec
li’s 2006 nominating petition for the U.S. facility in Hazleton is
Senate. having on public safety
In an opinion filed Wednesday, U.S. and downtown busi-
District Judge A. Richard Caputo said nesses. Toohil ex-
Romanelli had presented evidence that plained her goal to Toohil
state workers were illegally paid on state BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
require licensing and
time to mount the St. Mary’s Assumption School student Brooke Costanzo kneels during the school’s closing Mass Thursday night in increased inspections for community
challenge that Pittston. The school will shut its doors June 15, part of a diocese-wide restructuring. correctional facilities. She is a co-spon-

Goodbye, St. Mary’s

knocked Romanelli, a sor of House Bill 111, which mandates
Green Party candi- public notice and a hearing when these
date, off the ballot. types of private prisons come to a com-
Their actions, even munity.
if illegal, did not de- Toohil also discussed several bills she
prive Romanelli of a has introduced including House Bill
Romanelli federal constitutional 1436 and House Bill 1536, which she
right, however, be-
cause the staffers utilized a legitimate
state law to challenge and invalidate
Pittston’s last Catholic school near end authored in response to the Luzerne
County “kids for cash” scandal.
House Bill 1436 creates a legal mecha-
thousands of signatures on the petitions, By B. GARRET ROGAN
Times Leader Correspondent
“I was shocked. Since the Principal Mary J. Kozick had been in nism for citizens who are victims of an
Caputo said. her position for only a year and a half abuse of power and holds public officials
Romanelli, 51, of Wilkes-Barre, filed PITTSTON – Once the St. Mary’s 1940s, this school has been a when she heard of the closing. Prior to who abuse their power accountable.
suit in July 2010 against former state rep- Assumption Catholic School wraps up huge part of my life.” the April announcement from Diocese House Bill 1536 requires statistical data
resentatives William DeWeese and Mi- the 2010-2011 school year, the city of of Scranton Bishop Joseph Bambera, on juvenile justice to be compiled and
Sharon Bosco
chael Veon and numerous other mem- Pittston will be without a Catholic Kozick said she had heard no indica- posted on the state website. Both bills
Teachers aide
bers of the state Democratic Party, alleg- school for the first time since the tion that the school would close. have passed the House Judiciary Com-
ing they violated his constitutional right mid-1800s. The news is still so fresh that she is mittee.
to free speech and due process. School officials, students, their par- not aware of what she will be doing
The suit was predicated on the “Bo- ents and school supporters gathered when the school closed. next year. She is also unaware of any HANOVER TWP.
nusgate” scandal that led to charges Thursday night for a celebratory Mass Before working as an aide, she was a plans regarding what will be done with
against DeWeese, Veon and others who
were accused of using state employees
and open house at the St. Mary’s As-
sumption Church and school on
student there. Her daughter and two
grandchildren also attended.
the church and school facilities.
Kozick estimates that roughly 95
Fugitive caught, cops say
to do political work. That investigation Church Street. The school is closing as “I was shocked,” Bosco said about percent of the students will continue Township police said they captured a
revealed some of those employees had part of a reorganization of the Diocese the April announcement of the closure. pursuing a Catholic education at one of fugitive wanted by the New York State
worked to oust Romanelli. of Scranton schools. “Since the 1940s, this school has been a several other Catholic elementary and Parole Department during a traffic stop
In order to prevail in his federal suit, Sharon Bosco, who was recognized huge part of my life.” junior high schools in the area. early Thursday morning.
Romanelli had to show that he was de- for the 38 years of her life that she de- The feeling of shock and disbelief The Rev. Tom Maloney, who has Theodore A. Simp-
voted to the school as a teachers aide, was common among many involved son, 21, of Bronx, New
See LAWSUIT, Page 5A never thought she would see the day with St. Mary’s Assumption. See SCHOOL, Page 5A
York City, was ar-
raigned in Wilkes-
Barre Central Court on
fugitive from justice

Petrilla wants grant to raze Sterling, but controller blasts idea charges. He was jailed
at the Luzerne County
Correctional Facility
for lack of $10,000 bail.
Walter Griffith says CityVest the aging landmark, does not “CityVest does not have the financial ability to Police said Simpson is a known mem-
have the estimated $1 million
is responsible for the old restore the Sterling, so to get repayment from ber of the Bloods street gang. He was
needed to level the North River
rundown Wilkes-Barre hotel. wanted by New York parole on a sen-
Street structure. CityVest; they have no money. They have no way tence violation for drug offenses.
“I think that CityVest has
been given enough money to to make money.” Simpson was a passenger in a vehicle
By MATT HUGHES make sure the building is pre- that was stopped for a faulty headlight
Marianne Petrilla served,” Griffith said. “I don’t Commissioner chairwoman
on Division Street at about 3:10 a.m. The
WILKES-BARRE – Luzerne think that they should be entit- vehicle stopped in a private driveway in
County Commissioner Ma- led to any more money to rip the an alley near Simpson Street, Wilkes-
ryanne Petrilla said Thursday building down.” blighted property from the U.S. ment Director Andrew D. Reilly Barre, according to the complaint.
she thinks the county could ob- According to an independent Department of Housing and Ur- believe the project would quali- Police said in the complaint that Simp-
tain a $1 million federal grant to auditor’s report submitted to ban Development to enable fy for the grant, which funds the son used another name to identify him-
knock down the now-decrepit the county commissioners on CityVest to knock down the demolition of abandoned build- self.
Hotel Sterling, but Controller Wednesday, CityVest had less building, and that the county ings presenting a danger to the He was transported to the Kingston
Walter Griffith said he would do than $2,000 in its account at the could take ownership of the community. Police Department, where an electronic
Police on Thursday responded his best to block that move. end of 2010, less than it needs to land where the hotel now stands But Griffith said he would try scan of his fingerprints revealed his true
to a trespassing call at the Public records indicate CityV- demolish the Sterling. in return for securing the grant. to stop the county from getting name and an arrest warrant in New York.
Hotel Sterling and said they est, the nonprofit corporation Petrilla said the county could Petrilla said she and county An extradition hearing is scheduled in
arrested John Walsh, 48. that has been trying to renovate seek a grant for demolition of a Office of Community Develop- See STERLING, Page 5A Luzerne County Court on Monday.


Massachusetts cleans up mess


Three die and 200 injured after two passable.” Bricks and debris
Residents of 18 communities in cen- that fell from a
late-afternoon twisters cause building lay on top of
tral and western Massachusetts woke to
devastation on Wednesday. widespread damage Thursday, a day af- cars after a report
ter at least two late-afternoon tornadoes of a tornado in
shocked emergency officials with their Springfield, Mass.,
By STEPHEN SINGER suddenness and violence and caused Wednesday. The
Associated Press the state’s first tornado-related deaths storm struck down-
town Springfield,
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The Rev. in 16 years.
one of Massachu-
Bob Marrone was pained to see the stee- Sens. John Kerry and Scott Brown
setts’ largest cities,
AP PHOTO ple of his 137-year-old church shattered joined Gov. Deval Patrick on a helicop-
causing serious
Fallon sings a ‘Tram-tastic’ song and strewn on the grass in the central ter tour of the damaged areas, including damage.
Comedian Jimmy Fallon performs Massachusetts town of Monson, yet he Springfield, the state’s third-largest city.
‘Tram-tastic’ on Thursday at Universal knows he’s more fortunate than some of Kerry said it looked like a “blast zone” AP PHOTO
Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles. his neighbors who lost their homes after and was confident that federal disaster
Fallon wrote the song to mark his tornadoes tore through the state, killing aid would be made available, particular- lifted up off their foundations and in been an unrelated heart attack, Patrick
debut as the video host of the Uni- at least three people and injuring about ly because of damage to businesses. some cases totally destroyed or moved said Thursday. Public health officials
versal Studios Hollywood Studio Tour. 200. Patrick said it was unbelievable that several feet.” said about 200 people sought medical
“I can see the plywood of roofs, and so much destruction was caused in such Authorities were still calculating how treatment for storm-related injuries.
see houses where most of the house is a short period of time. many tornadoes hit the area. The death in West Springfield was a
WASHINGTON gone,” said Marrone, pastor of The First “You have to see it to believe it,” he Two people were killed in West woman who used her body to shield her
Plate replaces pyramid Church of Monson. “The road that runs
up in front of my house. ... There’s so
said after a tour of Monson, a town of
fewer than 10,000 residents near the
Springfield and another in Brimfield,
authorities said. A Springfield death
15-year-old daughter in a bathtub in
their apartment, Patrick said. The

T here’s a new U.S. symbol for health- many trees down, it’s completely im- Connecticut border. “Houses have been previously blamed on storms may have daughter survived.
ful eating: The Agriculture Depart-
ment unveiled “My Plate” on Thursday,

abandoning the food pyramid that had
guided many Americans but merely
confused others.
The new guide is divided into four

bodies up
slightly different-sized quadrants, with
fruits and vegetables taking up half the
space and grains and protein making
up the other half. The vegetables and

for debate
grains portions are the largest of the
Next to the plate is a blue circle for
Some critics, including congressional States consider legality of
Republicans, have accused the Obama liquefying bodies, a method
administration of overreaching by
telling schools what children can eat used in the funeral industry.
on campus.
But the plate is supposed to be a
suggestion, not a direction, said Agri- By KANTELE FRANKO
culture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hal
SANAA, YEMEN Shimp didn’t want a traditional
send-off after death. He didn’t
Forces threaten the capital want a big, somber service, and
Thousands of armed tribesmen he certainly didn’t want to be bur-
clashed with government troops in the ied.
mountains Thursday, preparing to When the 91-year-old World
march into Yemen’s capital to reinforce War II veteran died in February af-
their brethren in nearly two weeks of ter a cancer battle, his body tissue
fighting that has pushed the impover- was dissolved using heat and lye,
ished country to the brink of civil war. turning it into a liquid that could
Artillery and gunbattles in Sanaa be poured down a drain and a dry
forced the closure of Yemen’s main
AP PHOTO bone residue given to relatives,
international airport, on the capital’s Farmers dump about 700 pounds of fruit and vegetables Thursday outside the German consulate in Valencia, Spain. Spain who plan to scatter it when they
outskirts. To the south, tribesmen says it is not ruling out taking legal action against Germany for blaming Spanish vegetables for the E.coli outbreak. plant a tree in
his honor. Changes tak-

E. coli outbreak raises concerns

attacked government forces in a second
city, Taiz, highlighting how the Sanaa His family in ing effect this
fighting threatens to flare around the Ohio saw it as a
highly fragmented nation, home to an more environ- year will allow
active al-Qaida branch. mentally alkaline hy-
friendly option drolysis in
WASHINGTON than cremation. Kansas, Mary-
U.S. officials worry European bug said Dr. Robert Tauxe of the Centers for in beef, a policy being reviewed by the Ohio is the
GOP crafting Libya measure contaminating cucumbers, lettuce Disease Control and Prevention, which
has long been concerned about the lesser
Obama administration. Researchers cre-
ated tests to screen for the six strains con-
state land and Col-
the orado.
House Republican leadership crafted and tomatoes could hit here. known strains. sidered most prevalent, before the toll in method, called
legislation on Thursday allowing the Authorities don’t yet know the source Europe revealed a seventh. alkaline hydro-
U.S. military to continue participating of the European infection, but cucum- When it comes to fresh produce, a lysis, has been used in the funeral
in the NATO-led operation against By LAURAN NEERGAARD bers, tomatoes and leafy lettuce grown sweeping new law requires the FDA to set industry, but others are increas-
Libya as the Pentagon warned that any AP Medical Writer there are suspected. standards to guard against contamina- ingly allowing for it, spurred by a
statement of congressional opposition WASHINGTON — The nasty form of There’s no reason to stop eating fresh tion of all sorts. The rules are expected to push from interested crematories
would send “an unhelpful message of E. coli hitting Europe points out gaps in vegetables in the United States, but offi- address such things as properly proc- and equipment manufacturers or
disunity and uncertainty” to U.S. the U.S. food safety system that raise con- cials are monitoring the situation careful- essed compost, worker hygiene, and by a desire to have regulations
troops, allies and Moammar Gadhafi’s cern that similar outbreaks might happen ly. The Food and Drug Administration keeping animals and their runoff from ready if the process comes to their
regime. here. has stepped up testing of those foods im- fields or irrigation water. regions.
Facing a balance-of-power showdown It’s impossible to test for every illness- ported from affected countries as a pre- It’s not clear how quickly those rules Proponents say it has lower op-
and frustration among rank-and-file causing form of E. coli, even the kinds we caution, although very little is imported. will emerge; Republican-led efforts to cut erating costs and is greener than
lawmakers, the leadership pursued an already know about. And Agriculture Secretary Tom Vil- FDA’s budget would strain the work. traditional cremation. But skep-
alternative to anti-war Rep. Dennis Today, the food industry and health au- sack said Thursday there’s no immediate “There are no regulations in place to- tics question the social implica-
Kucinich’s proposal to end U.S. in- thorities focus mostly on a single strain of threat from what’s happening in Europe. day that would prevent this kind of out- tions of sending someone’s re-
volvement in the conflict, according to the bacteria that until now was consid- “We have to constantly look for ways to break from occurring” in the U.S., said mains down the drain, and
Republican and Democratic congres- ered the most dangerous. But some dif- improve food safety, and that requires us food-safety expert Caroline Smith De- whether it’s safe for the environ-
sional officials. A vote on the issue was ferent strains collectively known as “the to make sure that we’re testing for the Waal of the Center for Science in the Pub- ment and public health.
postponed on Wednesday, and officials other E. colis” were sickening more and right things,” he said. lic Interest. Changes taking effect this year
in both parties said it was because more people well before this extra-deadly USDA, under pressure from consumer But specialists say the broad focus will allow alkaline hydrolysis in
Kucinich’s legislation was gaining European bug burst on the scene. groups, already was working on a mea- promised by the food-safety law is critical Kansas, Maryland and Colorado,
ground. “It’s a wake-up call around the world,” sure to address some of the other E. colis to get ahead of the next emerging germ. where the governor signed a bill
The leadership planned to present into law April 6. It was already le-
the alternative at a Thursday meeting gal in Florida, Maine, Minnesota

Mitt Romney announces bid for president

of House Republicans. House Speaker and Oregon. New York and Cali-
John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters fornia also are considering allow-
he expected the issue to be resolved by ing it.
The officials spoke on condition of
anonymity to freely discuss behind-the- By PHILIP ELLIOTT Michele Bachmann of cerns: rising gas prices, stubbornly high
scenes negotiations. and HOLLY RAMER Minnesota further un- unemployment and persistent foreclo-
Associated Press dercut Romney’s stand- sures.
STRATHAM, N.H. — Just as Mitt ing as the closest thing “It breaks my heart to see what is hap-
Dozens killed in attacks Romney declared Thursday that he’s in,
it’s suddenly looking like he’ll have more
the GOP has to a front-
pening to this great country,” Romney
said. “No, Mr. President, you had your
Islamist militants who flowed out of company in his campaign for the Repub- “I’m Mitt Romney chance.”
Afghanistan fought a second day of lican presidential nomination. Romney and I believe in Ameri- It’s a pitch tailored to the conservatives
fierce battles with Pakistani security While Romney made his candidacy of- ca. And I’m running for who hold great sway in picking the GOP’s
forces Thursday in one of the deadliest ficial in New Hampshire, political heavy- president of the United States,” Romney presidential nominee in Iowa and South
clashes on the Pakistan side of the weights Sarah Palin and Rudy Giuliani said to cheers on a sunny farm here in Carolina — and the independents who
frontier in months. Authorities said 63 caused a stir of their own with visits to Southern New Hampshire. are the largest political bloc in New
people were dead. the first-in-the-nation primary state. And The former business executive pre- Hampshire. And it is as much a statement AP PHOTO
Signaling a deepening of the rift with rumblings from Texas Gov. Rick Perry, viewed a campaign message focused on on his viability as it is an indictment of Brad Shimp and daughter-in-
the United States and voicing Islama- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Rep. the economic woes that top voters’ con- Obama’s leadership. law Cathy Bregar.
bad’s anger over the attacks, the gov-
ernment issued a statement late Thurs-
day voicing Pakistan’s “strong concern” Look in THE TIMES LEADER for today’s valuable inserts from these advertisers:
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Round 1 - written test of 25 words
Round 2 - croissant
Continued from Page 1A Round 3 - execration
Round 4 - hesthogenous
Roy told an interviewer for ESPN, Round 5 - amphistylar
which broadcast the national fi- Round 6 - watteau
nals. “I couldn’t believe it. I just Round 7 - thalassocracy
wanted to make sure I spelled it Round 8 - psephomancy
right.” Round 9 - pyopoiesis
Round 10 - volkerwanderung
Among Roy’s winnings as Round 11 - rapakivi
champion: $30,000 cash from Round 12 - lakatoi
Scripps and a $25,000 U.S. sav- Round 13 - zwischenspiel
ings bond from Merriam-Web- Round 14 - preux
ster, as well as a complete refer- AP PHOTO Round 15 - sangsue
ence library. Other awards for the Sukanya Roy, 14, South Abington Township, left, stands with other Round 16 - lekane
Round 17 - naumkeag
champion also include a $5,000 contestants at the National Spelling Bee. Round 18 - orgeat
scholarship from the Sigma Phi Round 19 - periscii
Epsilon Educational Foundation. By shortly after 11 p.m. it was large audience and successfully Round 20 - cymotrichous
Roy’s championship came after down to Roy and Laura New- spelled “psephomancy,” which
her third year in the Bee, and hav- combe, 12, of Toronto Canada. means divination by pebbles.
ing performed well the first two But then Newcombe missed the In the final’s second round, Roy Correctly spelling her fourth
times, making the semi-finals word “sorites” and Roy spelled spelled “pyopoiesis,” meaning word of a long and tense semi-fi-
both times. another word in that round, “pe- the formation of pus. nals round earlier Thursday, “tha-
This time around, whether it riscii.” She then was given one In the third round, it was a lassocracy,” meaning maritime
was “lakatoi,” a dugout canoe, or last word to spell in what techni- word of German origin, “volker- supremacy, launched Roy into
“rapakivi,” a coarse red granite, cally was a round of one speller. wanderung,” relating to the mi- the prime-time, nationally tele-
or even “zwischenspiel,” a musi- In the first round of the finals, gration of nations, that Roy han- vised finals Thursday night,
cal interlude, no words seemed after asking for the definition and dled with aplomb. That left her along with 12 other elite spellers.
too challenging for Roy late origin of the word, and for it to be one of just six finalists left, and a By the time Roy spelled her sec-
Thursday night as she stayed in used in a sentence, Roy looked few minutes later another speller ond word correctly, it was nearly
contention. out at the ESPN cameras and went down. 10 p.m. and just nine spellers re-
mained at the beginning of the fi-
nal’s third round.

“There was a lot of anger and dergarten through eighth grade,
“I’m really excited,” Roy said
disappointment, but she worked for ages 3 through 14.
just after the semi-finals round
hard to remind everyone how It was founded by the Sisters
ended. “I’m just going to do my
important it was to make sure of Christian Charity in 1868. The
Continued from Page 3A best.”
the children had a positive expe- first classes were taught in the
To get to the finals, Roy navi- AP PHOTO
been involved with the school rience and that we were sending church until a school was built
gated a 25-word written test on Sukanya Roy reacts after winning the National Spelling Bee in
for the past four years, praised them off with positive feelings,” on the corner of Wood and Sand
Tuesday, two rounds of on stage National Harbor, Md., on Thursday.
the school and church communi- Maloney said. streets in 1890.
words during Wednesday’s preli-
ty for its positive attitude The St. Mary’s Assumption In 1924, a new school was
minaries and four rounds of when hatched, according to the sylvania Regional Spelling Bee
throughout the last few weeks. Catholic School was accredited built. That building will remain
words during the semi-finals ear- Bee’s official Webster’s Third earlier this year, Roy made her
And he credited Kozick’s lead- by the Middle States Commis- in use until the doors close for
lier today to reach the finals. Just New International Dictionary, third trip to the national contest,
ership skills with setting that sion on Elementary Schools and the final time on June 15.
forty-one of the 275 Bee spellers Unabridged. courtesy of The Times Leader
tone. it offered classes from pre-kin-
made it to the semi-finals, and it After spelling the word out on newspaper. Her first two trips al-
took more than a four-hour-long her hand, Roy, whose other inter- so resulted in semi-finals appear-

way to offer an additional ser- ship store said no managers
semi-final round to winnow that ests include hiking and ice skat- ances, but this was first time in
vice to our customers … unfortu- were available to comment
group down to the 13 finalists. ing, coolly spelled it for the judg- the finals.
nately the kiosks have not real- Thursday evening.
Roy said that she was confident es, the audience in the crowded During the finals, parents and
ized their potential and in some The loss of the 10 Wegmans
Continued from Page 3A in all the words she spelled dur- ballroom at the Gaylord National other family members were al-
ways have been a detriment to kiosks will leave 22 other wine
ing the semi-finals round earlier Resort and Convention Center lowed to sit on the stage, across
Christmas and New Year’s Eve – our stores.” vending machines in operation
on Thursday. Everyone left in the here near Washington, and the from where their spellers sat
after complaints that multiple The letter also states “the in the state, with another 24 po-
competition immersed them- ESPN TV audience. waiting their turns.
machines were malfunctioning. most weighty factor in our deci- tential locations at Walmart
selves in preparation, she said. This was Roy’s third and final In addition to the thrill and
The machines went back on line sion, however, is the significant stores on the horizon.
“We all worked really hard for Bee because ninth-graders are prestige of making the champion-
after upgrades on Feb. 1. volume of complaints … on an Kriedeman said the Walmarts
this,” Roy said. “We are not here not eligible. ship round, the spellers in the fi-
But it apparently wasn’t ongoing basis.” along Route 315 in Pittston
by chance.” Experience clearly counts at nals had the chance to win signif-
enough to sway Wegmans to Efforts to reach a Wegmans Township, Main Avenue in Tay-
For her first word of the semi- the national contest. Including icant prizes. Just making the fi-
keep the kiosks in its stores. corporate spokeswoman at the lor and Airport Road in Hazle
finals, Roy, an eighth-grader at Roy, four of the 13 finalists were nals was worth at least a $1,500
In the letter sent May 31 to the grocer’s Rochester, N.Y., office Township are among the two
Abington Heights Middle back for the third time, and eight cash prize. Finishing sixth is
LCB, the grocer said, “We saw were unsuccessful, and an oper- dozen locations approved by the
School, asked about the defini- others were making their second worth $2,000, fifth $2,500, fourth
the kiosks as an innovative new ator at the Wilkes-Barre Town- board.
tion, origin and pronunciation of appearance. $3,000, third $7,500 and second
the word “hesthogenous,” which After winning the 2011 Times $12,500.

loans after developing the proper- ey.” means having a covering of down Leader/Scripps Northeast Penn-
ty with a private-sector partner. CityVest took ownership of the
“I think it’s a real crime that the Hotel Sterling property in 2002,
taxpayers of this county have been before Petrilla took office as com-
Continued from Page 3A
taken for a ride to the tune of $6 missioner.
the grant, as he believes CityVest million,” Griffith said. “I’m not about to publicly say
should foot the bill to take down Petrilla said it is Griffith’s right that it was a good investment; I’m
theSterling.Griffithsaidhewould to write to the federal govern- not about to publicly say that it
write the Department of Housing ment, but trying to recoup money was money well spent,” she said,
and Urban Development and de- already spent by the nonprofit “but it’s water under the bridge
clare his opposition to the grant. CityVest will be fruitless. and we have to move forward with
Headdedhebelievesthecounty “CityVest does not have the fi- what’s most prudent at this point.
should try to recoup the $6 million nancial ability to restore the Ster- And we have the safety of our citi-
in community-development loans ling, so to get repayment from zens to consider.”
it has paid CityVest since 2002. CityVest; they have no money.
CityVest planned to repay the They have no way to make mon-
Marcy, communications director
for the Pennsylvania House Dem- DECK POOL SALE
ocratic Caucus, said in an email.
Lawrence Otter, Romanelli’s at-
Continued from Page 3A
torney, said Thursday he is disap-
prived of a constitutional federal pointed by Caputo’s ruling deci-
right. sion, but understands the judge
In his ruling, Caputo said that was obligated to adhere to the
ballot access has been recognized strict interpretation of federal
as an important aspect of voting law.
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rights, but it is not an unfretted “This gist of our complaint is
access. States have the right to set that he had a right to run for of-
requirements candidates must fice. Certainly they had a right to MADE IN AMERICA

meet. challenge his petition, but they

didn’t have a right to do that with
Signatures negated taxpayer money,” Otter said. “I’m
In Romanelli’s case, he was re- disheartened this did not rise to
quired to collect 67,070 signa- the level of a constitutional viola- Starting at
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moval. suffered in the battle over Senate
The problem for Romanelli is run. Several state courts upheld
that the challenge filed by the his removal from the ballot. He
Democrats was valid as there was also ordered to pay more
were problems with his petitions. than $80,000 in legal fees Demo-
The fact that the party illegally cratic Party representatives spent
utilized workers to collect the in- challenging his nominating pet-
formation used to negate the sig- itions.
natures does not matter for pur-
poses of the civil case.
Romanelli said Thursday he
has no regrets, “despite the beat- NEED HAIL
“When the validity of the signa-
tures is challenged in accordance
ing I’ve taken over the past five
years.” DAMAGE
with state procedure, and the sig-
natures are found to be in some
“The biggest disappointment
for me is no where in the public REPAIR
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ANGELINE G. MATRESELVA, Gerard M. Rettenmyer Michael R. Antonishak Sr. Barbara Imbriglia

84, of Wyoming, passed away June 2, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011, at High- May 31, 2011 June 1, 2011
land Manor Nursing Care Center.
R ose Barbara Groh Imbriglia, of
Wilkes-Barre, died Thursday
A full obituary will appear in
Saturday’s edition of The Times
G erard M. “Jerry” Rettenmyer,
68, of Scotrun, Pa., died Tues-
day, May 31, 2011, upon arrival at Po-
M ichael R. Antonishak Sr., 61, of
Kingston, passed away
Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at the
morning, June 2, 2011, in Little Flow-
er Manor, Wilkes-Barre.
Leader. Arrangements are being cono Medical Center, East Strouds- Wilkes-Barre General Hospital sur- Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a
handled by the Anthony Recupero burg, Pa., after being stricken earli- rounded by his family. daughter of the late Jacob and Ethel
Funeral Home, West Pittston. er in the day. He was the husband of He was born November1,1949, in Tischler Groh and was a graduate of
Nancy (Marchetti) Rettenmyer. Kingston, a son of the late Stephen Meyers High School and Wilkes-
Born on March 31, 1943, in and Veronica Yurguch Antonishak. Barre Business College. She was em-
DEL E. LUCENT, 88, a resident He attended the Kingston schools ployed at Wilkes University as a sec-
Wilkes-Barre, he was the only child
of Duryea, died Thursday, June 2, and West Side Vocational Technical retary and also worked as a secretary
of the late Joseph and Mary (Mur- for the government.
2011. ray) Rettenmyer and lived in Mon- School.
Mr. Antonishak was employed as Barbara was preceded in death by
Funeral arrangements will be roe County for the past 30 years. her husband, Dr. Joseph Imbriglia.
He was a Staff Sergeant E6 in the a tool and die maker for Belrick Cor-
announced by the H. Merritt poration in Swoyersville. A loving She is survived by her daughter,
Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 211Lu- U.S. Army having served from 1964 Alison Kovalchik, Shavertown; son,
husband and father, he enjoyed
zerne Ave., West Pittston, in the to 1968 in Germany with the United spending time with his family at Christopher Miller, Lehman; four
Saturday edition of The Times States Security Agency. He was also Hickory Run State Park and Knoe- grandchildren, Jacob and Alexander
Leader. a Gulf War Veteran and a Criminal bels Amusement Park. He loved the Kovalchik, and Elijah and Jessie Mill-
vived by three children, Nicholas well as numerous nieces and neph-
Investigator in the Criminal Investi- Rettenmyer and his wife, Jennifer, outdoors, walking in the woods, ews. er; as well as a brother, Alfred Groh,
gations Command (CID) United of St. Sulpice, Switzerland, Joseph hunting and fishing. A memorial service will be held and his wife, Jane, Kingston.
States Army. Rettenmyer and his wife, Jamie, of In addition to his parents, he was at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Maher-Col- Funeral service will be held at 1
JOSEPH F. KUTER, of the Par-
Jerry was a retired Pennsylvania Canadensis, Pa., and Margaret Tab- preceded in death by his son Paul lins Funeral Home, 360 N. Maple p.m. today at the Rosenberg Funeral
sons section of Wilkes-Barre, Chapel, 348 S. River St., Wilkes-
State Police Corporal having last er and her husband, Sean, of Spen- Everet Antonishak, who passed Ave., Kingston. The family will re-
passed away Thursday, June 2, been stationed at the Belfast bar- cer, Mass.; and seven grandchil- Barre, with Rabbi Larry Kaplan offi-
away on February 17, 2011. ceive friends from 2 p.m. until the
2011, at the Wilkes-Barre General racks. Surviving are his wife, the former ciating. Interment will be in Temple
dren, Alexis Rettenmyer, Joei Ret- time of the service.
Hospital. He was a member of Our Lady of tenmyer, Adam Rettenmyer, Kai Mary Lucas; son Michael Antonish- Memorial donations may be Israel Cemetery, Swoyersville. Shiva
Funeral arrangements will be Victory Roman Catholic Church, Rettenmyer, Dane Rettenmyer, Axel ak and his wife, Jill Worthington, made at the funeral home. will be observed at the home of Jane
announced by E. Blake Collins Fu- Tannersville, Pa.; an officer with the Rettenmyer and Christian Taber. Harding; brother, Stephen Anton- Condolences can be sent to the and Al Groh, 63 Pringle St., King-
neral Home, Wilkes-Barre. title of Marshall and Past President ishak, and his wife, Sue, Alden; as family at: ston, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
There will be a viewing from Memorial contributions may be
of the Ancient Order of Hibernians 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the made to charity of donor’s choice.
and a member of the Fraternal Or- William H. Clark Funeral Home,
ROBERT T. GAVIS, of Hanover Condolences may be e-mailed to
der of Eagles No. 1106, Stroud 1003 Main St., Stroudsburg, Pa. A
Village, died Wednesday, June 1,
2011, at Hospice Community Care,
Township, where he was editor of Mass of Christian Burial will be cel-
the bulletin. ebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Our
Francis J. Liotta
Heritage House, Wilkes-Barre. His community service also in- Lady of Victory Roman Catholic
June 1, 2011
Born February 13, 1952, in Wilkes-
Barre, he was a son of the late An-
cluded being Past Commander of Church, Cherry Lane Road, Tan-
the Monroe County American Le- nersville, Pa., with the Rev. Richard Evelyn Romashko
gion; Deputy Commander of the Czachor as celebrant. Burial will Francis J. the Korean Conflict. June 1, 2011
thony and Adeline Andrzejewski “Frank” Liotta,
American Legion 30th District; take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Frank was preceded in death, in ad-
Gavis. He attended GAR High
School and was employed at Kay
serving on the American Legion Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Town-
Pennsylvania State Law and Order ship.
81, of Knorr
Road, Sugar-
dition to his parents, by a brother-in-
law and sister-in-law, Carmen and El- E velyn Romashko, 73, of Kingston,
formerly of Plymouth and Con-
necticut, passed away Wednesday
Wholesale Pharmaceutical Co., committee; and being a co-founder, loaf Township, ise Quelly.
Because of Jerry’s love for dogs, evening, June 1, 2011.
Hanover Township. He was pre- charter member and Post Com- the family requests that in lieu of passed away Surviving are his wife, to whom he Born January 18, 1938, in Lynd-
ceded in death by a brother, Ri- mander of the American Legion flowers, memorial remembrances Wednesday af- would have been married 53 years on wood, she was a daughter of the late
chard. Surviving are daughter, Mi- Post 425, Tannersville. Jerry was ac- be made in Jerry’s honor to Animal ternoon, June June 7, the former Phyllis Anne Quel- Alex and Mary Zubick Romashko.
chele Gavis, Nanticoke; brothers tive in the Pocono Irish American Welfare Society of Monroe, P.O. Box 1, 2011, at Mt. ly; three sons, Dr. Frank J. Liotta and Evelyn was raised in Plymouth and
Thomas and wife Marie, Wilkes- Club and served on the parade com- 13, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. City Nursing and Rehabilitation his wife, Ann Marie, Downingtown, attended Plymouth and Hanover
Barre, and Francis, Hanover Town- mittee. Arrangements by William H. Center, Hazleton, following a cou- Pa., William Liotta, Sugarloaf, owner Township schools before graduating.
ship; sister, Christine McGrady He was preceded in death by his Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main St., rageous battle with Parkinson’s of Liotta Electric, and Dr. Louis J. She was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul
dogs, Hailey and Hunter. Stroudsburg, PA 18360; Disease. Liotta and his wife, Dr. Sheila Ada- Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ply-
and husband William, Mountain
In addition to his wife, he is sur- Born in Elizabeth, N.J., on May mus Liotta, Cumberland, R.I.; a mouth.
Top; and nieces and nephews. 13, 1930, he was a son of the late daughter Dr. Mary Anne Liotta Arm- Prior to retirement, she was em-
Funeral services will be held at Victor and Concetta (Manetta) strong, Esq., and her husband, Lo- ployed as a claims processor at Aetna
7 p.m. this evening at the Jendrze- Liotta, and he resided in Sugarloaf Insurance Co. Throughout her life,
chlan, Purcellville, Va.; a sister, Jose-
jewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade
St., Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. John S. Aldona M. Yanefski Township for the past 40 years af-
ter moving from New Jersey.
phine Oliveri and her husband, Vin-
cent, Lakewood, N.J.; a brother, Atty.
she was an avid bowler.
She was preceded in death by her
Terry will officiate. Friends may Frank was a1953 graduate of Vil- Carmine Liotta and his wife, Virginia, sisters, Helen and Nadia Romashko;
June 1, 2011 lanova University and attended and brothers, John, James and Mi-
call from 6 p.m. until the time of Elizabeth, N.J.; two brothers-in-law,
services. graduate school at Seton Hall Uni- chael Romashko.
Joseph Quelly and his wife, Palma,
A ldona M. Yanefski, 94, of
Jackson Township, passed
away Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at
versity and at Farleigh-Dickinson
University. Prior to his retirement,
Berkley Heights, N.J., and Thomas
Quelly and his wife, Catherine, War-
Surviving are her brothers and sis-
ters, Veronica Burak and husband Mi-
ELIZABETH “BETTY” FIND- he was employed as an inventory chael, of New Jersey; Marie Bell of
the Geisinger Wyoming Valley ren, N.J.; six grandchildren, Daniel, Texas; Joseph Romashko of Ply-
ORA, 88, of Ford Avenue, King- and production-control manager
Medical Center, Plains Town- Anya, James, Nicholas, and Marissa mouth; Thomas Romashko and wife
ston, died Wednesday, June 1, for Dorr-Oliver, Valmont, and Bu-
ship. cilla Corporation in Humboldt. Liotta, and Balin Armstrong; as well Barbara, of Hanover Township; Irene
2011, at the Wilkes-Barre General as many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Yanefski was born Janu- Frank was a member of St. John Zak and husband Joseph, of Wilkes-
Hospital. Born in Kingston, on ary 17, 1917, in Plymouth, and His funeral will be held at 11 Barre; Ronald Romashko and wife Ri-
September 21, 1922, she was a Bosco R.C. Church, Conyngham,
was a daughter of the late Joseph where he was an Usher and Eu- a.m. Saturday with a Mass of ta, of Luzerne; Lawrence Romashko
daughter of the late William A. and and Magdelina Salatka Keris. She Christian Burial in St. John Bosco and wife Doris, of Shavertown; David
charistic Minister. He was 4th de-
Elizabeth Bohn-Vivian Ward. Betty was a member of St. Casimir’s gree member of the Knights of Co- R.C. Church, Conyngham. Burial will Romashko and wife Joyce, of Ply-
was a graduate of GAR Memorial Church, Hanover Township. lumbus, No. 8613, Our Lady of Fa- follow in Conyngham Union Cemete- mouth; and Nancy Kahl of Plains
High School, class of1940, and was She was preceded in death by tima Chapter, where he served as ry. Friends may call at the church Township; as well as numerous niec-
employed as a secretary for her husband of 54 years, Joseph Chancellor and had previously from 10 a.m. until the time of the es, nephews, great-nieces and great-
Wilkes-Barre Area School Board, Yanefski; and brothers, Joseph, Mass Saturday morning. nephews.
served as Financial Secretary. He
Peter and Anthony Keris. In lieu of flowers, memorial dona- Funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m.
U.S. Naval Department and Ide Air was a member and past president Tuesday from the S.J. Grontkowski
Equipment. She was preceded in Aldona is survived by neph- of the Conyngham Valley Lions tions can be made to the Parkinson’s
11 a.m. prior to the Mass at the Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Ply-
death by her husband, Joseph. Sur- ews, Anthony Keris of Plymouth church. and was a Melvin Jones Fellow. He Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway,
mouth, followed by Divine Liturgy at
viving are sister, Dorothy Ludden, and John Keris of California. She In lieu of flowers, memorial was a member of the Sugarloaf Ste. 1509, New York, NY 10018; or on-
10 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Ukrainian
is also survived by her longtime contributions may be sent to Our Township Recreation Board. line at Catholic Church, Plymouth. Inter-
Kingston; and nieces and neph-
friend and caregiver, Jacqueline Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 2011 Frank was a volunteer for Meals on The Harman Funeral Homes and ment will immediately follow in the
ews. Latosek, with whom she resided. Crematory Inc., (East) 669 W. Butler
State Route 29, Hunlock Creek, Wheels, a 20-year volunteer for the parish cemetery, Plymouth Town-
Funeral arrangements are A Mass of Christian Burial Boy Scouts of America on the Drive, Drums, is assisting the family
pending from the Yeosock Funeral PA 18621; or the Jackson Town- ship. Family and friends may call
will be held at 11 a.m. Monday ship Volunteer Ambulance Asso- Troop, District and Council level, with the arrangements. from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. Parastas
Home, Plains Township. from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and a recipient of the Silver Beaver Condolences can be entered, and Service will be held at 4 p.m. Mon-
ciation, PO Box 582, Dallas, PA
Church, Lake Silkworth, with the 18612. Award. more information is available at day, with the Rev. Roman Petryshak,
Rev. Joseph Pisaneschi officiat- Funeral arrangements are by He was a U.S. Army Veteran of pastor, officiating.
IRENE B. MISCZYK, 87, a guest ing. Interment will be in St. Casi- the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Please visit www.sjgrontkowski-
at Highland Manor, Exeter, died mir’s Cemetery, Muhlenberg, Pa. Home Inc., corner of Routes 29 for directions or to
Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Born in Friends may call at Our Lady of and 118, Pikes Creek. submit online condolences.
Mt. Carmel Church from 10:30 to
Dupont, she was a daughter of the
late George and Anna Misczyk. James Michael Clarke
Irene was formerly employed in
the garment industry. Surviving is
June 1, 2011 Veronica E.
her sister-in-law, Theresa Misczyk, FUNERALS Kolibob
Prayer Service will be held at
JJuneames Michael Clarke, 56, of
Clarks Summit, died Wednesday,
1, 2011, at home.
conversation. Often seen with his
sunglasses and hat around Clarks
June 1, 2011
CHURNETSKI – Edward, Mass 10 vices 11 a.m. Saturday at the Summit, he will be sadly missed.
9:30 a.m. today at Sacred Heart He was born November 25, 1954,
Cemetery Chapel, Lackawanna
Avenue, Dupont, with Father Jo-
a.m. Monday at St. Faustina
Catholic Church, 1030 S. Hanover
St., Nanticoke. Family will receive
Chapel of the Oak Lawn Ceme-
tery, 1250 S. Main St., Hanover
in Scranton, a son of the late Edward
J. and Alice (Barrett) Clarke Jr. He
He was preceded in death by ne-
phew Michael Ryman Clarke.
Surviving are two brothers, Ned
V eronica E. Kolibob, of Dupont,
died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at
the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
friends 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the lived most of his life in Dalton be- and companion, Wendy Lindberg,
seph D. Verespy officiating. Inter- MONTAGUE – Larry, friends may Her husband is Andrew Kolibob.
Stegura Funeral Home, 614 S. fore moving to Clarks Summit in Dalton, and Kevin and his wife, Bon-
ment will be in Sacred Heart Cem- call 5 to 8 p.m. today at the The couple was married on June 16,
Hanover St., Nanticoke. 2001. nie, Dallas; a niece, Leah Clarke,
etery, Dupont. Arrangements are Maher-Collins Funeral Home, 360 1954.
DUGAN – Sharon, memorial Mass 10 He was a graduate of Our Lady of Dalton; and aunts, uncles and cou-
being handled by the Yeosock Fu- N. Maple Ave., Kingston. Peace grade school and a 1974 grad- Veronica was born in Scranton and
a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of the MOSKALUK – Randall, funeral 10 sins.
neral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Eucharist Parish, 535 N. Main St.,
uate of Lackawanna Trail High was a daughter of the late Joseph and
a.m. today from the Sweet Valley The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Sat-
Township. Pittston. Friends may call 5 to 7
School. He formerly was employed Elizabeth Kosik Romanko. She was a
Church of Christ, 5439 Main Miles Auto Parts, Clarks Summit; urday from Our Lady of the Abing-
p.m. today at the Paul F. Leonard Road, Sweet Valley. tons, 700 W. Main St., Dalton, to be graduate of Dupont High School and
Boulevard Rental, Chinchilla; as a young woman had worked as a
Funeral Home, 575 N. Main St., O’BORSKI – Gary Sr., funeral 11 a.m. celebrated by the Rev John J. Kilpa-
HELEN FEDROW PISKORIK, Steam Town National Historic Site; secretary for the United Mine Work-
Pittston. today from the Clarke Piatt trick. Interment will be held in the
93, of Swoyersville, fell asleep in and NTI Heavy Equipment, Fleet-
GROHOWSKI – Stanley, memorial Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake ville. He also worked in the area as a Cathedral Cemetery. The family ers. She was a member of the Corpus
the Lord on the Feast of the Ascen- service 11 a.m. today from the Road, Hunlock Creek. Friends will receive relatives and friends Christi Church, West Pittston.
painter and handyman.
sion of Our Lord Thursday, June 2, First United Methodist Church, may call 9 to 11 a.m. today. from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Jen- A loving mother and grandmother,
He was a member of Our Lady of
2011, in the Meadows Nursing and Main Street, Nanticoke. PETRICK – Nancy, memorial Mass nings-Calvey Funeral and Crema- family was everything to Veronica.
The Abingtons Church, Dalton,
HOFFMAN – Roxanne, funeral 10:30 9:30 a.m. today at St. Mary’s Our tion Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., She was a generous person and
Rehabilitation Center, Dallas. where he served as a chief for many
a.m. Saturday from the Clarke Lady Help of Christians Church, years and was an organizing volun- Clarks Summit.
Funeral arrangements are helped anyone who she knew was in
Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Dorrance Township. teer of the annual Chicken Barbe- Memorial contributions may be
pending from the Edwards and Lake Road, Hunlock Creek. need.
SAUER – Gloria, funeral 9 a.m. cue. He also was a member of the made to Griffin Pond Animal Shel- She was preceded in death by a sis-
Russin Funeral Home, 717 Main Friends may call at the funeral ter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks
today from the Mamary-Durkin Abington Memorial Post No. 7069, ter, Betty Pasquerillo.
St., Edwardsville. home 7 to 9 p.m. today. Funeral Services, 59 Parrish St., VFW, Clarks Summit. Summit, PA 18411.
KLIMEK – Jennie, funeral 9:30 a.m. Also surviving are a daughter, Ma-
Wilkes-Barre. Mass of Christian A happy-go-lucky chap, Jimmy For more information, directions,
today from the Corcoran Funeral was friendly to everyone he met. He or to send an online condolence, ria Smith of Wyoming; one sister,
Burial 9:30 a.m. in St. Aloysius
OBITUARY POLICY Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains
Church, Wilkes-Barre. was always willing to help others please visit www.jenningscalvey- Margaret Klejnowski of Christiana,
Township. Mass of Christian and to bring laughter to a friendly .com. Pa.; four brothers, Joseph Romanko
The Times Leader publish- SHUPP – Harold, funeral 11 a.m.
Burial 10 a.m. in St. Francis and Edward Romanko, both of New
Monday in the Metcalfe and
es free obituaries, which Church, Miners Mills. Jersey; Robert Romanko of Hughes-
Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504
have a 27-line limit, and paid LAZAROWICZ – Genevieve, there town; and Steven Romanko of Taylor;
Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Friends
will be no calling hours but all are
may call 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at he a granddaughter, Keely Smith; and a
obituaries, which can run
with a photograph. A funeral
invited to a Mass of Christian
Burial for Genevieve and her
funeral home. Edward L. Churnetski great-grandson, Landon.
husband, Peter, at Holy Spirit SOYKA – Helen, funeral 9 a.m. The funeral will be at 8 a.m. Sat-
home representative can call
Parish/St. Mary’s Church, Moca- Saturday from the Metcalfe and May 31, 2011 urday from the Jacob Davis Funeral
the obituary desk at (570) naqua, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Home, 422 S. Main St., Taylor, with a
829-7224, send a fax to (570)
829-5537 or e-mail to tlo-
LELLO – Regina, Mass of Christian
Burial 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Our
Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Mass of
Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. in St.
John the Evangelist Church,
E dward L. Churnetski, 86, of
Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of
the Wyoming Valley and Atlantic
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at
Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m.
at Corpus Christi Church, West Pitt-
Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Stanley ston. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 If you Pittston. Those attending the Pittston. Friends may call 8 to 9 Highlands, N.J., passed away Tues- S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc., 614 S. p.m. today.
fax or e-mail, please call to Mass are asked to go directly to a.m. Saturday at the funeral day evening, May 31, 2011, at his Hanover St., Nanticoke, with a
home. home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contri-
confirm. Obituaries must be church on Saturday morning. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. butions may be made to St. Jude Chil-
MACKAVAGE – Joseph, friends STANIORSKI – Margaret, service 11 Ed retired from American Air- in the secondary site of St. Fausti-
submitted by 9 p.m. Sunday a.m. Saturday from St. James lines after 35 years of service as a dren’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,
may call 5 to 7 p.m. today at the na’s Parish, formerly St. Mary of
Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home, 134 Lutheran Church, Hobbie. Calling Freight Agent. He was a parishioner Memphis, TN 38105; or St. Joseph’s
through Thursday and 7:30 Czestochowa, South Hanover
Church St., Pittston. hours 6 to 8 p.m. today at the of Saint John Neumann Catholic Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton,
p.m. Friday and Saturday. Street, Nanticoke. Father James
MAKALA – Robert, funeral 10 a.m. Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck, Church. He was a loving husband, PA 18509.
Nash will officiate. Interment will
Obituaries must be sent by a or at the church 10 to 11 a.m. father and grandfather. Ed was an
funeral home or crematory,
today from the Bernard J. Pion-
tek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Saturday. avid fisherman.
be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ha-
nover Township. Friends may call
G en etti’s
or must name who is hand- St., Duryea. Mass 10:30 a.m. in St.
Mary’s Polish National Catholic
THOMAS – Dianne, funeral 11 a.m.
today from the Yeosock Funeral
He is survived by his wife of 60
years, Mary Churnetski; son and from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. A fterFu nera lLu ncheons
ling arrangements, with Church, Duryea. Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains daughter-in-law, Ed and Lisa Chur- Sta rting a t$7.95 p erp erson
address and phone number. MEIKLE – George Jr., funeral 12:30 Township. netski of Knoxville, Tenn.; grand- H otelBerea vem entR a tes
p.m. today at the Desiderio Fu- YUDKOVITZ – Dorothy, friends may children, Amber Pfister and hus-
We discourage handwritten pay their respects 2 to 4 p.m. band, Brad, of Louisville, Ky., and
neral Home Inc., 36 S. Mountain
notices; they incur a $15 Blvd., Mountain Top. Friends may today and Sunday at the home of Edward M. Churnetski of Knoxville;
typing fee. pay their respects 11:30 a.m. until Marvin Yudkovitz and Fancine brothers, Frank Churnetski of Roch-
time of service.
MITCHELL – Lynn, memorial ser-
Lanar, 9604 Wadsworth Drive,
Bethesda Md.
ester, N.Y., and Bernard Churnetski
of Angola, N.Y.; as well as several 825.6477


Chamber will hold LEADERSHIP GRADS ARE HONORED Barletta: No ban

on recording
awards luncheon
Pride of Place awards will office workstations and 12 pri-
of his meetings
Times Leader staff
vate offices, along with a recep- U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazle-
honor businesses, industries
tion lobby, boardroom, two con- ton, said Thursday there is no ban
and organizations in area. ference rooms, and a multipur- on recording his public forums.
pose room that can accommo- On May 19, Barletta said he met
date 72 people for seminars and privately with residents in Salem
Times Leader staff training. The design incorpo- Township and the meeting was in-
WILKES-BARRE – The Grea- rates the Coal Street building tended to be private to discuss the
ter Wilkes-Barre Chamber of and sloped roofline by exposing residents’ concerns, including
Commerce will present the 2011 much of the existing structure those about new flood maps is-
Pride of Place awards at its an- and allowing all of the open of- sued by the Federal Emergency
nual Business Awards Lun- fice workstations to benefit Management Agency.
cheon at 11:30 a.m. June 22 at from natural light. The recep- A few days before the meeting,
the Genetti Hotel & Conference tion area displays eight large- the activist group
Center in Wilkes-Barre. scale paintings designed specifi- learned about the private meeting,
The awards are designed to cally for the company, the art- S. JOHN WILKIN/THE TIMES LEADER publicized it on its Web site and
recognize and honor business- work and design create a unique
es, industries and
organizations that
workspace that also
pays tribute to the
L eadership Wilkes-Barre honored its Class of 2011 with a dinner and graduation cere-
mony Thursday evening at Genetti’s in Wilkes-Barre. Lissa Bryan Smith received
the 2011 Distinguished Leadership Award. A 2005 graduate of Executive Leadership,
encouraged its members to attend,
a Barletta press release stated.
Previously, according to the Bar-
have improved the Tickets to the company’s business – Smith is the chief administrative officer of Geisinger Regional Ambulatory Center. The letta release, had mo-
physical environ- luncheon are $35 automobiles. bilized its members to disrupt the
2011 group projects included the Little Theatre Group, Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre
ment of the Greater and reservations • The Stegmaier congressman’s public “Home to
Wilkes-Barre Area. Mansion, 205 S. Fran- lobby makeover; Look Before You Leap, high school career fair; River Rock, environ- House” forums. Activists became
This year’s win-
can be made with klin St., Wilkes- mental cleanup; Mooseum Makeover, renovation of the barn at Hillside Farms; and so disruptive that police escorted
ners are: Jean Kile by call- Barre, in the commu- Shady Ladies, skin cancer awareness. them from the forum, the release
• Colours Inc., ing 823-2101, nity passion catego- said.
233 S. Washington ext.113; or e-mail- ry. To return a former “Because this was a private

W-B man cleared of some charges in stabbing

St., Wilkes-Barre, in treasure to the com- meeting, those without media cre-
the restoration/ ing jean- munity landscape dentials were not allowed to re-
renovation/remod- kile@wilkes- fueled owner Joe cord the session,” the release
eling category. Matteo’s work to re- states. “Members of the media
Through the con- store the Stegmaier By EDWARD LEWIS Hanover Township, were in- nard surrendered himself, we were allowed to attend and record
version of a 4,000- Mansion. His mis- volved in a fight that started as have maintained his innocence the session because one media
square-foot former funeral sion was to foster a clear sense WILKES-BARRE – A man an argument about buying beer and always maintained that he outlet had previously reported
home, Colours Inc. created a of the home’s Victorian heritage charged by city police for his al- at a gathering outside an apart- was not responsible for any of that the session would take place.”
new corporate office and al- both on the interior and exte- leged role in a fight that left six ment at Coal and North Meade the injuries or any of the as- The meeting in Salem Township
lowed the company to retain rior – most recently with the re- people seriously injured with streets on May 6. saults that occurred on Coal was not a public forum, Barletta
and add jobs in downtown creation of a porch on the struc- stab and slash wounds last Six people suffered stab and Street,” Moses said. said, and was not advertised as
Wilkes-Barre. ture. The 500-square-foot foot- month was cleared of the most slash wounds during the fight, Leonard was charged after such by his office.
• Hildebrandt Learning Cen- print of the porch was designed serious offenses on Thursday. police said. witnesses and those who suf- His release said no press releas-
ter’s corporate headquarters, 60 to stay within the original stone Jeffrey Leonard, 27, of Madi- An arrest warrant was issued fered injuries told police that he es were issued, no constituent
Dorchester Drive, Dallas, in the foundation of the structure. son Street, Wilkes-Barre, plead- for Leonard and Geasey on May and Geasey were in possession phone calls were made and no so-
new construction category. The Special consideration was given ed guilty to a single count of dis- 11. of “knives, razors and other cial networking was used to pro-
Leonard surrendered with his
company’s new corporate head- to every detail within the facil- orderly conduct during his pre- sharp instruments during the mote it. All of those methods are
attorney, Peter Moses, on May
quarters is set on the hillside ity including the porch design, liminary hearing in Wilkes- altercation,” the criminal com- used to promote Barletta’s public
12. Geasey was captured after
just off of the Dallas Highway. which factored in the best types Barre Central Court. plaints say. forums.
police raided an apartment at
The building is the first in a new of columns to use, the design of Senior District Judge Andrew 346 Hazle Ave. on May 25. Police Detective Ron Foy said “People have been following me
35-acre business park and is the piers, the kind of arch to em- Barilla dismissed 12 counts of “All the aggravated assault during the hearing that police with cameras for years, so I have
modeled after traditional town ploy, the number and location of simple assault, eight counts of and simple assault charges were recently received information no problem with people recording
centers you might find in post- decorative brackets, and how aggravated assault, two counts dismissed. They weren’t with- that Leonard was not responsib- my Home to House public forums.
Civil War farming communi- well the new porch element of criminal conspiracy to com- drawn, which is significantly le for causing the injuries to the I have never banned cameras from
ties. Hildebrandt employs 500 blended with the existing build- mit aggravated assault and a different,” Moses said about Le- six people. my public meetings,” Barletta
people. ing. single count of criminal conspir- onard’s case. Geasey is scheduled for a pre- said. “I encourage people to attend
• GWC Warranty, Coal Street Tickets to the luncheon are acy to commit reckless endan- At the time Leonard turned liminary hearing on June 8 in my public forums and learn about
Complex, Wilkes-Barre, in the $35, and reservations can be germent against Leonard. himself in, Moses pledged a Central Court. He remains what’s going on in Washington,
interior design category. GWC made with Jean Kile by calling Leonard was fined $100. strong defense that would vindi- jailed at the Luzerne County and to offer their comments and
Warranty’s new 15,700-square- 823-2101, ext.113; or e-mailing Police alleged Leonard and cate his client. Correctional Facility for lack of input that I can take back to Con-
foot facility consists of 58 open Jesse Geasey, 31, of Mark Drive, “From the moment Mr. Leo- $50,000 bail. gress with me.”



Christopher T. Keira E. Thompson

Weghorst Keira Eve Thompson, daughter
of Karen Koprowski and David
Students will walk for breast cancer awareness
Christopher Thomas Weghorst, Thompson, Hanover Township, is Sarina Kinlaw and Krystal Daniele, seventh-grade students at
son of Eric and Angela Wegh- celebrating her third birthday Greater Nanticoke Area Education Center in Nanticoke, will con-
orst, Wilkes-Barre, is celebrating today, June 3. Keira is a grand-
duct a ‘We Do Care’ walk for breast cancer on June 11 in partner-
his seventh birthday today, June daughter of Nancy Koprowski,
ship with the American Cancer Society. The Newport Township
3. Chris is a grandson of Dean Hanover Township; the late
Leonard Koprowski; Mary Lou Community Organization donated $100 to the girls in support of
and Alice Weghorst, Wilkes- their effort. The event is designed to raise awareness about breast
Barre, and James Gormley and Thompson, Wilkes-Barre; and the
cancer and to raise money for the society. Participants can register
the late Elizabeth Gormley,
Lakewood, Wash. He is a great-
late George Thompson. She is a
great-granddaughter of Anna between 9 and 9:30 a.m. the day of the walk at the Recreation JLW Mountain Laurel Lions give share to district
Koprowski, Plymouth; Mary Park in Wanamie in Newport Township. The walk will start at 10.
grandson of Bill and Barbara The JLW Mountain Laurel Lions Club presented its fair share
Malacarne, Ashley; and Gladys Fees are $5 for walkers 13 years and older, $3 for children 12 years
Woodworth and Lucille Wegh- check to Eileen Yurish, District 14W District Governor. The donation
orst, all of Wilkes-Barre. Chris Thompson, Wilkes-Barre. and younger, and $10 for families. There will be barbecue style
refreshments for sale afterward. From left are Kinlaw, Daniele, will be used by the district to support many causes. During the
has a sister, Brianna, 8, and a
Palmira Gregory Miller, first vice president of the Newport Town- visit, Yurish, a charter member of the JLW Mountain Laurel Lions
brother, Devin, 3.
ship Community Organization, and Carol Marcincavage, member of Club, spoke on the state of Lionism, the projects accomplished and
the Board of Directors of the community organization. the goals. From left are Yurish, Elsie Belmont, club president, and
Past District Governor Richard Yurish.

CARVERTON: First Friday
Group of Assumpta Council
3987 Knights of Columbus at
Jillian E. Rogish St. Frances Cabrini Church,
585 Mount Olivet Road.
Cade R. Adrian Jillian Elizabeth Rogish, daugh-
ter of Jeffrey and Holly Rogish,
Rosary recitation begins at
7:30 a.m. followed by a Mass.
Cade Ryan Adrian, son of Todd Wyoming, is celebrating her Breakfast will take place at
and Amanda Adrian, Bethlehem, sixth birthday today, June 3. The Grille restaurant in the
is celebrating his fourth birthday Jillian is a granddaughter of Luzerne Shopping Center.
today, June 3. Cade is a grand- Betsy and Luke Hughes, Forty Reservations can be made
son of Jack and Karen Adrian, Fort, and Bonnie and John Rog- by calling Bill Jones at 288-
Dalton, and Fred and Yvonne ish, Plains Township. She is a 7291.
Marshall, Dallas. He is a great- great-granddaughter of El-
grandson of Robert Hoffman, izabeth Hughes, Wilkes-Barre,
Tunkhannock; Lillian Hoffman, and Jane Kaminski, Edwardsville. Saturday
Lake Winola; Dolores Hooper, Jillian has a brother, Benjamin, LUZERNE COUNTY: Myasthe-
Arvada, Colo.; and Penny DeFur, 2. nia Gravis Foundation at 11
Lakewood, Colo. a.m. in the Community
Room, Charles Luger Out-
patient Center, Allied Ser-
vices, 475 Morgan Highway,
Scranton. Guest speaker is
Blind Association holds annual meeting, installs officers
Dr. Scott M. Friedenberg, a The Association for the Blind installed new officers and inducted new members to its Board of Direc-
neurologist with Geisinger- tors at its annual meeting. Newly installed officers are Anna Cervenak, president; Thomas E. Pugh, vice
Danville. For more informa- president; James J. Brozena, treasurer; and Dr. Brian O’Donnell, secretary. Joining the board are Kath-
tion, call Vera Krewsun, leen Lambert, Ed Troy and Robert Stanley. Mary Erwine, was inducted as a new member of the Board
687-6009, Marie Ronnlof, of Trustees. At the meeting, first row, are O’Donnell; Michael T. Ferrence; Cervenak; Paula G. Bregman;
877-596-1491, or Allied Ser- and Marion Pollock. Second row: Connie Scott; Shep Pawling; Erwine; Jean Hughes; and Ann Coughlin.
vices at 348-1407. Third row: Jennifer Throop, director of services, Blind Association; Caroline Youngman; and Dr. William
McLaughlin Jr. Fourth row: Troy; Louis F. Goeringer; Michael Bibak; and Pugh. Fifth row: Ron Petrilla,
Sunday executive director, Blind Association; attorney Richard Goldberg; and Stanley.
Cameron P. Cook Brooke Felici Anthracite Council - League
of Ukrainian Catholics at St.
Cameron Paige Cook, daughter Brooke Felici, daughter of Pete Vladimir Ukrainian Greek
of Diana and Joseph Cook, and Kelly Felici, Nanticoke, is Catholic Church, 430 N.
Havertown, is celebrating her celebrating her fifth birthday Seventh Ave., Scranton. A
first birthday today, June 3. today, June 3. Brooke is a grand- prayer service begins at 2
Cami is a granddaughter of daughter of Helen Baluta and p.m. in church, and a general
Robert and Diane Waligun, Jim and Betsy Cheshinski, all of session and social follows in
Wilkes-Barre; Evelyn Cook, Ard- Nanticoke; Kevin and Sandy the Parish Center. New mem-
more; and Joseph Cook, Falls. LeBlanc, Scarborough, Maine; bers are invited. For more
She is a great-granddaughter of and Pete and Denise Felici, Glen information contact Dorothy
Edith Evans, Wilkes-Barre, and Lyon. She has a sister, Lexy, 7. Jamula, president, at 822-
Jane Stoshak, Sugar Notch. 5354.
Cami has a brother, Ethan, 5.
FALLS: Fitch Cemetery Associ-
ation at 2 p.m. at the ceme-
tery, Route 292.

the West Pittston Library at
12:30 p.m. in the board room
Hibernians’ Night at Races will benefit scholarship program
at the library, 200 Exeter The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Neil McLaughlin Division, of Avoca, sponsored a successful Night at
Ave. President Sara Kelly will the Races. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship program. Members, from left, are Mike Hopkins, Pat
preside. Hopkins, Jon McHale, James Brogan, James Doran, Robert Schwarts and Gene Philbin.

Maggie Paciga James C. Kush IN BRIEF 118.

Cost is $7 for adults and
“One World, Many Stories,”
will take place June 20 to 25 at
10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and 6
to 7:45 p.m. Thursdays. Partici-
Maggie Paciga, daughter of John James Cornelius Kush, son of $3.50 for children. Proceeds the Pittston Area Memorial pants ages 12 years and older
and Laurie Paciga, Shavertown, Raymond and Anne Brown Kush, SWEET VALLEY: The Fair- will defray the fire company’s Library, 47 Broad St. There bring their own supplies such
is celebrating her eighth birth- Murfreesboro, Tenn., is cele- mount Township Volunteer cost for services, equipment will be crafts, programs, story as crochet hook and yarn and
day today, June 3. Maggie is a brating his ninth birthday today,
granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fire and Ambulance Company and maintenance. times, weekly guessing jars and learn to make simple projects.
June 3. J.C. is a grandson of
John Paciga Sr., Larry Ferrone will host a breakfast buffet more for children 3 to 11 years For more information, call
James and Sue Brown, Franklin,
and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gazoo. Tenn., and Regina Kush and the from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday PITTSTON: Registration for old. 654-9565 or visit www.pitt-
She has a sister, Emily, 1 1. late Cornelius Kush, Nanticoke. at the fire company on Route the summer reading program, The crochet club meets from

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Unload your unwanted TVs and other gadgets during Luzerne

County’s annual electronics recycling drop-off program.

Profit community
by cleaning house
ECOVERING “pack For more information, call
rats” can rid their Lu- the Luzerne County Solid
zerne County house- Waste Management Depart-
holds of unwanted ment’s recycling hot line at 1-
items in the weeks ahead, while 800-821-7654 or visit the depart-
also doing good for the commu- ment’s pages on the county
nity. website, www.luzernecoun-
Several used-item donation
opportunities – and the coun- ❏ Call for clothing.
ty’s annual electronics recycling The Volunteers of America
drop-off program – allow you thrift store in Wilkes-Barre re-
this month to help the environ-
ment, possibly help your less-
cently issued a request for con-
tributions of used clothing,
Nation teeters on edge SEND US YOUR OPINION
participate in a national cancer research

of financial catastrophe
fortunate neighbors and finally which is in short supply on its Letters to the editor must include the Enrollment for the American Cancer
free your closets and storage racks. Gently used apparel can writer’s name, address and daytime Society’s third Cancer Prevention Study
phone number for verification. Letters will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat-
space of all that surplus stuff. A be taken to the store, at 400 S.

t’s becoming more evident every day should be no more than 250 words. We
sample of what’s happening in Main St. Pickup also is availa- urday during the Relay For Life of Greater
that the election of 2010 had virtually no reserve the right to edit and limit writers
June: ble. For details, call 829-5100. to one published letter every 30 days. Hazleton, at Louis Schiavo City View Park,
effect on how Washington, D.C., does
❏ Electronics recycling. Of course, other second-hand business. • E-mail: 700 S. Poplar St., Hazleton.
County residents can unload stores near your neighborhood, • Fax: 570-829-5537 Individuals between the ages of 30 and
Republican Congressman Paul Ryan, • Mail: Mail Bag, The Times Leader, 15
their outdated or out-of-order many of them run by charitable chairman of the House Budget Committee, 65 who have never been diagnosed with
N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 1871 1
televisions, computers, camcor- groups, would appreciate con- has released a budget proposal that is cancer and are willing to make a long-term
ders, microwaves, phones and tributions, too. being criticized by the left for going too commitment to the study are encouraged
dozens of other electronic de- ❏ Books, movies, more. far. The problem, however, is that it to sign up. Those who choose to enroll will
The senator also joined those in under-
vices for free. Haul the gadgets The Osterhout Free Library’s complete a brief initial questionnaire,
doesn’t go far enough. mining the Catholic bishops on health care
to the drop-off site during the weeklong book sale in down- provide a waist measurement and a small
Under President Obama’s economic reform. On April 14, he was among the
appointed hours and simply town Wilkes-Barre starts June blood sample. Participants periodically
plan, the national debt is projected to be Democratic senators on two counts of
step aside. Workers will remove 18. For information about the
$26 trillion in the year 2021; yet the plan anti-life voting: he voted against blocking will be sent a follow-up questionnaire for
the items from your vehicle, Osterhout and other nearby
will never provide for a balanced budget. funding for implementation of the presi- the next 20 to 30 years.
sort them and plunk them into public libraries that appreciate
Under Ryan’s plan, the debt would be $23 dent’s 2010 health care law (this contains If you aren’t eligible, you still can make a
the proper pile for later recy- donations of money and materi-
cling. al goods, visit www.luzerneli- trillion in 2021. According to the Congres- multiple provisions to impose rationing of difference by telling everyone you know
For added convenience, drop- sional Budget Office, it would not achieve life-saving medical care, as well as federal about Cancer Prevention Study – 3.
offs are scheduled at two sites: The Friends of the Osterhout a balanced budget until the year 2063. For more information, call the cancer
subsidies for abortion; and voted against
one in the Hazleton area and Free Library volunteer group, Considering the federal government can’t society’s Hazleton office at (570) 459-1212,
H. Con. Res. 36, a bill that would have cut
one near Wilkes-Barre. The first which conducts the yearly tent pass a budget for a single year, how can visit or send an
off federal funds for fiscal year 2011 to
collection is set for 9 a.m. to 3 sale on South Franklin Street, anyone have faith in a proposal that pro- email to
jects out over 50 years? Planned Parenthood, the nation’s major
p.m. this Saturday at the Butler relies on the public for merchan- provider of abortions. We hope you will join us Saturday.
Township Fire Hall, 14 W. But- dise such as new and used The time for tinkering around the edges
I see a voting consistency here, but one Amy Herbener
ler Drive, Drums. The second books, CDs and DVDs. They’ll is over. If we don’t soon get our financial and
house in order, meaning a 40 percent that is not for “ethic of life.”
collection, also from 9 a.m. to 3 even take a videotape – which, if Michele Connors
p.m., will be held June 11 at the you can still find one in your across-the-board cut in federal spending, Christopher Calore Co-chairwomen, Cancer Prevention
Hanover Area Junior/Senior closet, suggests you really are a the currency crisis that will follow will be Wilkes-Barre Study group
High School, 1600 Sans Souci pack rat. disastrous. This is because the Federal American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life

Illegal immigration creates

Reserve is supporting much of the deficit of Greater Hazleton
Parkway, Hanover Township. Vinyl LPs, anyone?
spending by creating money out of thin air,

job loss, economic burden Writer says indiscretions

which devalues the money already in circu-
If you think prices are high now, wait
are to blame for disasters
Higher education I
until the U.S. dollar loses its status as the f you think this country is in bad shape,
world’s reserve currency. I can only hope wait a few more years. President Obama

apparently doesn’t care who loses their here are a lot of people who apparently
that we haven’t reached the point of no

worth investment return – that somehow, a majority of the jobs. If he did, he would stop the immigra- believe that what we do wrong in our
American people will wake up and recog- tion invasion from South America. lives has no bearing on natural laws.
nize the gravity of our situation. Illegal immigrants come here and take When I was a kid almost a century ago,
storms were always lurking, waiting. You

Sadly, anything less and our journey over the country. The states are going
S COLLEGE COSTS ber on another truism: Ma- hardly ever saw a picture of a tornado, to
toward the edge of the cliff continues full broke paying for their medical bills.
and debt rise, ex- joring in math, science, engi- say nothing of encountering one. Hurri-
steam ahead. Then you have two kids from Shenan-
perts are question- neering and computers pays canes existed but were rare. Earthquakes
ing the value of much better after graduation Ben Roper doah sentenced to nine years in jail for a
Kingston hate crime. always have been around, but they were
higher education. But a new than getting a degree in edu-
The illegal immigrant chose to challenge not noticed much back then. Floods always
survey shows that not only cation, counseling, psycholo-
Writer questions Casey’s these youths. If he didn’t, he would still be have been around but again tolerated.
do university degrees have gy, art or English.
value, but some pay off more A person with a degree in here. These two kids never should have Large fires also were rare.
Now, do you really believe that the sig-
handsomely than others.
Four years at an elite insti-
petroleum engineering, for
example, can expect to earn ‘ethic of life’ declaration been tried the second time. This is double
jeopardy. nificant rise in all these catastrophic nat-
ural disasters is caused by humans im-
tution of higher learning can about $120,000 a year. In con- How come the government will enforce

recently published letter by Larry
cost more than $200,000. trast, the median annual sala- a so-called hate crime but not an illegal pugning the creator’s laws? Man does not
Smar, chief of staff for Sen. Robert
Even a degree from a modest ry for counseling or psychol- immigration law? want to accept that explanation as viable.
Casey Jr., defended the senator as
public university can run ogy majors is $29,000. Man is too much into self to adhere to a
being “dedicated to a consistent ethic of Joe Rominski
more than $35,000, not The new study suggests simple biblical truth. And that truth is –
life.” Wilkes-Barre
counting room and board. that what is valuable and break the rules, pay the price.
It seems to me that the senator is, rath-
A report from Georgetown what is valued in today’s Points to ponder: High divorce rates,
Residents can participate
er, a member of the “Catholics-who-don’t-
University concludes that economy are not always the with marriage becoming obsolete. Gay
like-abortion … but … crowd.”
money invested in a college same things. marriages are rampant. Drugs destroy
In 2009, the senator voted against the
education is generally well
spent. But it also puts a num-
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Martinez Amendment that would have
reinstated the Mexico City Policy, a policy
in cancer prevention study totally.
You can believe it or not, but all of the

EDITORIAL BOARD struck down by President Obama. The hat if you could participate in re- violence that nature has dumped on us in
amendment was defeated by a vote of search that might help determine the last few decades is caused by our indis-
60-37 and would have prevented U.S. tax- factors that cause or prevent cancer? cretions.
Editor and Publisher Editorial Page Editor
JOSEPH BUTKIEWICZ PRASHANT SHITUT payer funding for international abortion- Residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania Vincent Calaman
Vice President/Executive Editor President/Wilkes-Barre Publishing Co. promoting organizations. have an unprecedented opportunity to Powell




Probe of Monday’s fatal fire in W-B house goes on

Officials believe the blaze, to investigate the cause of the found Tuesday morning in the the autopsy. Moore was iden- toxicated in the Sullivan through the county’s tax of-
fire that killed two people and rubble of what remained of tified by fingerprints, police Street house on April 3. fice. The property has been
which killed two men, began
destroyed a house on Sullivan the house that was demol- said. Neighbors said the house put in limbo since there were
in the rear of the building. Street on Monday. ished for safety reasons after Klein was known to be had been vacant for nearly no buyers, according to coun-
Investigators believe the the fire was extinguished. homeless, and Moore had a four years and was inhabited ty records.
fire originated in the rear of Luzerne County Chief Dep- last known address on Helen by homeless people, vagrants City spokesman Drew
By EDWARD LEWIS the house at 73 Sullivan St. uty Coroner Bill Lisman said Street in Plains Township. and drug addicts. McLaughlin said there were just before 1:30 a.m. the two men died from carbon According to court records, Property records list the no utilities to the house, and
WILKES-BARRE – City po- Police said the bodies of monoxide intoxication. police cited Klein on a sum- owner as Martha Peters. the property has been cited
lice and the state police depu- Robert G. Klein, 52, and Klein was identified using mary charge of criminal tres- The house was listed on the six times for code and health
ty fire marshal are continuing James Moore Jr., 52, were evidence recovered during pass when he was found in- March 23 back-tax sale violations since 2009.

sun rises to avoid being
She said Moore ar-
rived at REACH three
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years ago from West Vir-
but he knows how difficult it is for people ginia. He lost his house Melnick said Strong does not have
like Klein and Moore to find nightly shel- and ended up in the Lu- any mental illness, and he does not
ter. Klein zerne County Correc- suffer from brain damage as defense
“They will both be sadly missed,” Boyer tional Facility where he witnesses testified.
said. “This is why we need more programs met Boyer. Prosecutors, Melnick said, proved
like REACH.” “He always talked about work,” Boyer all three of their aggravating circum-
The fire fatalities struck a nerve with said of Moore. “He would do whatever he stances needed to sentence Strong to
Wolownik, who has worked with the home- could find; he always wanted to work.” the death penalty.
less for 10 years. She is particularly con- Wolownik said Moore’s ex-girlfriend They include: Strock was a wit-
cerned about the welfare of her clients – stopped by REACH on Wednesday looking ness to a crime and was killed to
currently 40 or more per day – because RE- for him. The two had a child together, she prevent any testimony against
ACH will cease its services to the homeless said. Strong; that Strong committed the
as of July 1 because of state budget cuts. Klein came to Wilkes-Barre from Phila- murder during a felony crime; and
Wolownik said both men were gentle- delphia after his common-law wife got that Strong has a history of felony
men who had a serious problem – exces- tired of his excessive drinking, Wolownik offenses.
sive drinking. said. Melnick said there is clear evi-
“James never asked for anything,” Wo- Klein and Moore make five REACH cli- dence Strong killed Strock to prevent
lownik said. “And Bobby always addressed ents who died in May, Wolownik said. Ho- him from testifying because his one-
everyone as Mr. or Miss.” gan, Sobieski and Boyer think more will time co-defendant, James Alexander,
“Bobby was a worker,” former REACH die after REACH closes because of the loss said that when he asked Strong why
client and current employee Jim Sobieski of needed services – services that helped he killed Strock, Strong replied: “I’m
said. “He was a machinist. His problem them find work and housing. tired of leaving behind witnesses.”
was alcohol consumed his life.” “When you are homeless, your life ex- The second aggravating circum-
He said Klein came here from Philadel- pectancy dramatically decreases,” Hogan stance, Melnick said, can be ex-
phia and had three children. said. plained by Strong committing rob-
Another client, Bryan Hogan, a New “A friend of mine died recently, and it bery, kidnapping and stealing
York Giants fan, said he used to tease Klein was just too much for me,” Boyer said. “I Strock’s car – all of which he was
about his beloved Philadelphia Eagles. It went on a 10-day bender.” found guilty of; and finally, he com-
was always friendly, Hogan said. Klein met Boyer said he was drinking a half gallon mitted three similar crimes – that
his grandson in Philly two years ago and of vodka and a 30-pack of beer every day to did not result in death – once in 1969
Hogan said that meant a lot to him. get through until he finally checked him- and twice in 1975.
When the men heard Klein and Moore self into a rehab program. Strong’s attorney, Shelley Centini,
died in the fire, they could relate. Hogan At Thursday’s prayer service, Klein and said her client’s childhood explains
survived an arson fire in an abandoned Moore were remembered for who they his behavior.
building he was sleeping in a few years ago. were. Sobieski said Klein was a good cook. Strong was born lacking judgment, AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER

“We all know the dangers of living in “He could make something out of almost thanks to a malformation on his James Strong leaves the Brominski Building on Thursday after jury delib-
abandos,” Hogan said, referring to vacant nothing,” he said. brain stem, Centini said in her clos- erations in his death-penalty case.
buildings. “You always think it could have The men said Moore was staying with ing argument, which affects his be-
been you. I’d like to know what the cause of someone until Sunday morning when he havior, leading to lack of impulse Centini said. “Studies show that.” privilege of holding in the law li-
that fire was.” was kicked out because he wasn’t contrib- control and violent behavior. There was clear evidence, Centini brary.
Hogan, Boyer and Sobieski offered some uting to the household expenses. So he and Coupled with an abusive and dys- said, that Strong suffers from mental Centini said regardless of how the
insight into the plight of the homeless. Klein found refuge at 73 Sullivan St. functional family and having moved illnesses and brain damage, and that jurors make their decision, her client
“Homeless guys always travel in pairs or “As soon as we heard about the fire, we 14 times when Strong was a child, as a prisoner at the Luzerne County dies behind bars and will never be a
groups of threes for safety purposes,” Ho- knew they could have been in there,” Ho- that was a formula for criminal be- Correctional Facility, her client has free man again.
gan said. gan said. “The homeless grapevine can be havior, she said. had an exemplary record, mentored “Either way,” Centini said,
Wolownik said homeless men enter va- faster than the Internet.” “(They are) indicators that a per- other inmates and holds down a job “(Strong) spends the rest of his life
cant buildings at night and leave before the son will become a violent adult,” no other inmate has been given the in prison.”

ed increasing the fee to the bill and cradle-to-grave ronmental laws. requirements are still lower than should be able to revoke the per-
bond a well from $2,500 manifesting for drilling Krancer said in his letter that the cost of capping a well, encou- mit.”
per well with a cap of wastewater. the suggested amendments “em- raging operators to abandon wells In response to the letter, Mar-
$25,000 to new rates pro- “It was an issue locally body Gov. Corbett’s concepts to uncapped. cellus Shale Coalition spokesman
Continued from Page 1A
posed in a bill now under To read DEP with the Wyoming Valley improve (the Oil and Gas Act), as “The bottom line for DEP Travis Windle referred to coali-
tion occurs. debate in the state Senate Secretary Sanitary Authority, and we well as some improvements need- should be protecting the public, tion President Kathryn Klaber’s
Michael L.
Currently, drillers may be pre- Environmental Resources Krancer’s wanted to make sure that ed that have come to our attention and they’re doing that with some presentation to the governor’s ad-
sumed to be liable for environ- and Energy Committee. letter to the was part of any legislative as we regulate the natural gas in- of these,” Jiunta said. visory commission, in which
mental contamination that occurs Senate Bill 602 recom- Marcellus package,” he said. dustry.” He applauded other provisions, Klaber said the coalition can sup-
within 1,000 feet of a well within mends a minimum bond Shale Ad- State Rep. Phyllis Mun- Tom Jiunta, founder and presi- in particular cradle-to-grave mani- port amendments to Oil and Gas
six months of drilling or altering of $10,000 per well of visory Com- dy, D-Kingston, has also in- dent of Luzerne County’s Gas festing requirements and an Act providing reasonable updates
the well. Krancer recommended more than 6,000 feet with mission in troduced a bill that seeks to Drilling Awareness Coalition, amendment granting DEP au- to bonding, setbacks from occu-
the liability window and notifica- different caps based on full, visit mandate cradle-to-grave said the amendments are a step in thority to condition a well permit pied buildings, presumption of lia-
tion distances be increased to the number of wells own- manifesting. the right direction, though they based on its assessment of the im- bility for water impacts and noti-
2,500 feet and 12 months and that ed by the operator. Krancer also requested fall short in some areas. pact to public resources. fication of permit applications.
“stimulating the well,” or hydrau- State Sen. John Yudi- the Oil and Gas Act be Specifically, he thinks well set- “There are certain environmen- The coalition is a group of com-
lic fracturing, be added to the pro- chak, D-Plymouth Town- amended to give DEP au- backs from a public water supply tal and public resource impacts panies drilling for in the Marcellus
cedures initiating the liability pe- ship, was one of the sponsors of thority to revoke well permits and and presumptive liability distanc- that stand out,” he said. “If a well Shale or performing services for
riod. that bill. He said he was particular- deny new permits to operators es should be increased to 5,000 operator can’t specify that they drillers. It promotes development
The secretary also recommend- ly happy to see Krancer support based on past violations of envi- feet, and the suggested bonding can protect (one of them), DEP of the shale.

“He then went to another utility to make a tentative identification A man found dead near
pole that had a crossbeam on top until a positive match was made, this building, the former
with a dead power line on one Jacob and Lisman said. Dana Perfume building in
side and an active line with Jacob said the person who the Crestwood Industrial
Continued from Page 1A Park, on Wednesday was
12,000 volts on the other side that found the body contacted Nanti-
identified as Mervin Rohr-
missing person’s report with the he touched.” coke police about the discovery.
baugh of Kingston. A
Kingston Police Department at Cutting tools were found near Nanticoke police Detective
person walking in the area
3:15 p.m. Saturday, Kingston Po- the body. No vehicle was found in Capt. Bill Shultz notified Wright discovered the body. The
lice Chief Keith Keiper said. the area, Jacob said. Township police, and took the body was found under a
The body was found under a Police said they are investigat- man to the vacant building to ladder that was placed
ladder that was placed against a ing whether Rohrbaugh was help find the body, Jacob said. against a utility pole next
utility pole next to the building, alone or was working with anoth- The building has been vacant to the building.
Lisman said. er individual. since December 2004 when Dana
“It appears he went to a utility Rohrbaugh did not have an Perfumes closed its manufactur-
pole and cut a neutral line that is identification card or a driver’s li- ing plant after 40 years of oper-
made of aluminum,” Jacob said. cense. Police used his cell phone ations in Wright Township. DON CAREY/TIMES LEADER PHOTO

Speaking out… PHOTOS: CLICK:

A group of concerned citizens has Redeemer Boy Scouts
organized an independent rally to
bring light to the consequences of a graduates in annual dinner
proposed cut to the kindergarten pro- style in W-B
gram in Crestwood School District.


FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011

Mavericks tie series with Game 2 thriller BOB BROOKOVER

For Phillies
rookie now
By STEVEN WINE games on its home court, start- The Heat had outscored teams lane for the winner on Dallas’ fi-
AP Sports Writer ing with Game 3 on Sunday in the fourth quarter of their last nal possession.
MIAMI — From up by 15 night. five playoff games. Wade tried a desperation 3-
points with 7 minutes left, to los- Final score: Mavs 95, Heat 93, Not on Thursday: Dallas out- pointer at the end, bouncing
ing home-court advantage in the
NBA finals.
In a season of challenges for
95 93
and the Heat left in sheer disbe-
lief. After that 3-pointer by
Wade, Dallas closed the game on
scored Miami 24-18 in the last 12
minutes, which was bad enough.
How the Mavericks did it made it
away as he tumbled to the court,
one of his rare missteps in a night
where he finished with 36 points.
is the time
the Miami Heat, here comes the a 22-5 run. seem even worse for the Heat, It’s the 12th time since the
MAVERICKS HEAT WE ARE now only one day
biggest task — recovering after Struggling to win close games who missed 10 of their last 11 NBA went to the 2-3-2 finals for-
away from what should qualify
blowing a chance to take a two- Series tied at 1-1. was one of Miami’s biggest chal- shots. mat that teams split the opening as the new normal for the Phil-
game lead over the Dallas Ma- Game 3, 8 p.m., Sunday, ABC lenges all season. The Heat went That’s right, the Heat shot 53 two games. Teams holding lies lineup.
vericks. 5-14 in games decided by five percent in the first 41 minutes, home-court advantage reco- After Shane Victorino gets
Ahead 88-73 after Dwyane winning layup with 3.6 seconds points or less in the regular sea- and 9 percent the rest of the way. vered to win eight of the previ- breakfast and a few more at-bats
Wade made a 3-pointer with 7:14 remaining left them silenced, son, but in the playoffs, fourth- Mario Chalmers’ 3-pointer with ous 11 series, including last year with double-A Reading Thurs-
left, Miami had the home fans and now all Dallas needs to do to quarter closeouts had become 25 seconds left tied the game, when the Lakers topped the Cel- day morning, the centerfielder
roaring. Dirk Nowitzki’s game- win the NBA title is win three one of Miami’s calling cards. but Nowitzki drove down the tics in seven games. is expected to have dinner in
Pittsburgh and join his team-
mates for the start of a three-
I.L. BASEBALL DISTRICT 2 CLASS 2A BASEBALL game series with the Pirates

Patience pays off


It will be the first time this
season that manager Charlie
Manuel has had full access to
the hitters he hoped would be

roll past
available when the Phillies re-
ported to spring training in
mid-February. We’d like to re-
port that this remarkable event

caused Manuel to do somer-
saults and cartwheels in the
visiting clubhouse, but a 2-1 loss
to the lowly Washington Nation-
Presley homers twice and als in the searing heat led to a
more subdued reaction.
drives in six runs as Indy
“That’s going to be good,”
feasts on SWB pitching. Manuel said after his offense
scratched out only five hits.
“That’s going to make us better.
By PETE CAVA Just like when we got (Chase)
For the Times Leader Utley.”
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indi- It took two months to reach
anapolis Indians scored three this point, and three players
runs in the second, five in the have been given an opportunity
fourth and four more in the to seize control of the right-field
eighth Thursday night in a 13-2 spot vacated when Jayson Werth
romp over visiting Scranton/ opted for fame and fortune here
Wilkes-Barre. in the nation’s capital.
Fifty-six games into the sea-
Left fielder Alex Presley, who
son, we have a right-field win-
leads the Inter-
national League His name is Domonic Brown.
with 74 hits, pro- The rookie did not get a
vided most of chance to start against Nation-
the Indians’ fire- als lefthander John Lannan in
power. Presley the series finale, but after he
went 3-for-5 nearly delivered a go-ahead

with a pair of
home runs and
pinch hit off lefthanded reliever
Doug Slaten in the top of the
six runs batted sixth inning, Manuel made it
in. clear that he’s ready to expand
The Yankees Brown’s playing time.
“We didn’t bring Dom to the
concluded their
AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER big leagues to sit him on the
swing through
Josh Everett jumps on the pile of Lake Lehman boys celebrating a win over Holy Redeemer during Distrcit 2 class 2A champion- bench,” Manuel said. “We
the west with
ship play Thursday. brought him to the big leagues
five wins in to get playing time. Will he play

Lehman’s 2A title was a long time coming

eight tries. every day? Probably not, be-
Scranton/ cause we’re still going to mon-
Wilkes-Barre re- itor him, but eventually he will.”

ached Indianapolis starter Justin By DEREK LEVARSE “What can I say to be denied.” goal. And we finally got it.” With the Phillies facing three
Wilson for a pair of runs in the about these It was the Knights’ first dis- Mathers played a big role in it, righthanders — Jeff Karstens,
first inning. Kevin Russo opened MOOSIC -- The final out, and LEHMAN kids? I love ’em trict title since 2007. LeValley racking up a game-high five RBI Charlie Morton, and James
the contest with a short fly to the celebration that followed, so much,” Le- took over as head coach in 2008 and fueling Lehman outbursts McDonald — in Pittsburgh,
right, and Miles Durham at-
temped a shoestring catch. But
was nearly a decade in the mak-
Valley said af-
ter the Black
and the team fell short in each of
the past three seasons, includ-
of six runs in the second and five
in the sixth. The shortstop hit a
Brown figures to get three
straight starts against the Pi-
the ball dropped in, skipping past This was just the fourth sea- REDEEMER Knights’ 13-5 ing a loss to Lakeland in the fi- triple with the bases loaded in rates. The Phillies will next face
Durham for a three-base hit. son for Lake-Lehman varsity win over Holy nals two years ago. the second and knocked in two a lefthander when they open a
baseball under Mark LeValley. Redeemer in the District 2 Class For 2011, it was a district title more with a single in the sixth to homestand Monday against Los
Ramiro Pena followed with a
But most of the players had been 2A championship at PNC Field. or bust. help stunt the Royals’ momen- Angeles Dodgers veteran Ted
bunt that Wilson fielded and fired
with the coach at several differ- “Some of these guys have been “This is what we wanted,” tum. Lilly. That would be a good time
home. But catcher Eric Fryer ent levels and leagues. Some for with me half their life. It’s the said senior Bryan Mathers, one No. 7 Redeemer had cut the to give Brown his first start
muffed the throw as Russo sped as many as nine years. culmination of a lot of hard work of those long-tenured LeValley deficit to 8-5 in the top of the against a lefthander.
home safely. Pena went to second It made Thursday’s district ti- by these guys. players. “Since the beginning of “He’s going to play and he’s
on a wild pitch and scored two tle that much more memorable. “They refused – they refused-- the season, this was our main See LEHMAN, Page 4B going to play (against) lefties at
outs later on Brandon Laird’s line times, too,” Manuel said.
single. Brown is undaunted by the
Andrew Brackman started for H.S. SOFTBALL idea. In fact, he seems undaunt-
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and last- ed by everything.

Dallas comes up on short

ed 39 pitches, 17 of them strikes. “I’m always pretty confident
The right-hander walked the first against lefties,” he said. “I hit
batter he faced and threw a wild them pretty well in the minor

in one dazzling matchup

pitch, but managed to get out of leagues as well, but it’s a totally
the inning unscathed. different ball game up here.
Usually the lefties coming in up
“I don’t know, Just no control,”
here, you know they have some-
said Brackman (2-4), a first-
1 Weston said. thing special. They have a slider
round draft pick in 2007 who un- For The Times Leader “We figured if or a cutter, and usually in the
derwent Tommy John surgery THROOP – Valley View’s VALLEY VIEW we get one or minors they can’t locate that
shortly after signing with the scouting report of Thursday’s two runs, it’ll stuff the way these guys can. I
New York Yankees. “It started in
the bullpen and went on into the
District 2 Class 3A Champion-
ship against Dallas read perfect-
be tough to
overcome. We
think that’s the big thing.”
Brown hit .313 in the minors
game.” ly: one run may just do the trick. had some with a .376 on-base percentage
In the second, the Indians filled To get that one run, Cougars speed on the last season and he put a solid
softball coach E.J. Weston ac- base at the time, and we were swing on a 1-0 fastball from
the bases on a pair of walks and a
knowledged he would have to fortunate to score a run.” Slaten, who was holding lefties
hit batsman. With Brackman hav- Valley View (17-0) moves on
pull out all the stops. to a .194 batting average this
ing trouble finding the plate, Yan- Weston gave Gabby Santarelli to the first round of the PIAA
kee skipper Dave Miley went to season. Only an acrobatic catch
the green light twice in the first Class 3A tournament, where it
his bullpen. Ryan Pope replaced will face District 4 winner Jer- by leftfielder Laynce Nix kept it
inning, yielding the lone run in a
sey Shore (16-4) on Monday. from being a go-ahead hit.
Brackman, and Durham drilled 1-0 victory for Valley View’s sec-
ond consecutive District 2 Class Unlike last year’s champion- The rookie took the catch in
the right-hander’s first pitch for a
3A title win over Dallas. ship, in which the Cougars pum- stride, as he does just about
bases-clearing double. everything. When the turbulent
After reaching on bases on meled the Mountaineers 11-1,
The Yankees loaded the sacks times of his recent past (in-
balls, Santarelli swiped second pitching was the story of Thurs-
in the third on a pair of hits sand- day’s contest. Both the Moun- cluding a broken hand suffered
and third base. A passed ball al-
wiched around a walk, but the lowed the left fielder to tally taineers (13-5) and Cougars in spring training) were recited
threat ended when Wilson NIKO J. KALLIANIOTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER what proved to be the winning each manufactured one hit to him, he shrugged and said he
caught Dan Brewer looking at a Kristan Baker of Dallas delivers a pitch during Thursday’s run. against arguably the top two knew injuries and failure would
championship game against Valley View at Mid Valley High “We knew we had to do what-
See YANKEES, Page 3B School. ever we could to get a run,” See SOFTBALL, Page 4B See ROOKIE, Page 7B



International League AMERICA’S CAMPS CLINICS 9544.
By Mark Dudek
At A Glance
All Times EDT
LINE West Side United Soccer Club will
Times Leader Correspondent North Division A football camp for mini-football meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the
W L Pct. GB players will be held to benefit the Kingston Rec Center at 6:30pm.
Mystery Photo has taken a liking to the five-eighth’s mile of the Lehigh Valley (Phillies) ........... 33 20
Yankees ................................... 28 23
.623 —
.549 4
By ROXY ROXBOROUGH Lake-Lehman Football Booster All interested parents are encour-
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. He’s ready to continue on his win- Pawtucket (Red Sox) .............. 28 25 .528 5 Club from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 23 aged to participate. For more
ning ways in tonight’s $29,000 Open Trot. The four-year old son of S Buffalo (Mets)........................... 25 29 .463 8 ⁄2
BASEBALL and June 24 at Edward Edwards information, contact Matthew at
Syracuse (Nationals)............... 22 29 .431 10 Stadium. Cost for the camp is $25 574-7699.
J’s Photo has won four of his last five starts, including a down the road Rochester (Twins) ................... 21 30 .412 11
Favorite Odds Underdog
if paid in advance. An additional $5
1:54.2 triumph here back on May 11. He’s in peak form right now and South Division American League
will be charged at the camp. Con-
with driver Ron Pierce at the controls I see no one stopping the Julie Durham (Rays) ....................... 30 23 .566 — tact head coach Gerald Gilsky at
ORIOLES 8.5 Blue Jays
Miller trained trotter from taking care of business yet again. Gwinnett (Braves) .................. 26 27
Charlotte (White Sox)............ 23 28
868-6074 for more information. Hanover Area Girls Basketball
RED SOX 8.5 A’s
BEST BET: MAMBO ITALIANO (12TH) Norfolk (Orioles)..................... 18 36 .333 12 ⁄2
1 Dallas Mountaineers Aquatic Club’s registration for Summer Leagues
WHITE SOX 9.0 Tigers
VALUE PLAY: VIJAY STAR (4TH) West Division (DMAC) Summer League camp is will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at
W L Pct. GB ROYALS 9.5 Twins
Post Time 6:30 p.m.
Columbus (Indians)................ 36 18 .667 —
an eight-week competitive swim Hanover Area High School on
All Races One Mile
Louisville (Reds) .................... 31 23 .574 5 ANGELS 7.5 Yankees program that is held from June 13 Tuesday. Registration is open to
First-$9,500 Cond.Pace;n/w 2 pm races life Indianapolis (Pirates) ............. 25 30 .455 111⁄2 MARINERS 7.5 Rays through Aug. 5. The swim program girls attending Hanover Area
4 Beforethedaystarts M.Kakaley 8-1-3 Worthy of second chance 3-1 Toledo (Tigers)....................... 25 30 .455 111⁄2
7 Wygant Belle M.Simons 3-8-5 Merits a strong look 9-2 National League is open to ages 6 through college Junior/Senior High School in
Thursday's Games
1 Keystone Kismet To.Schadel 4-7-3 Much better from the pole 20-1 Rochester 8, Toledo 0 Phillies 7.5 PIRATES level. The cost is $190 for the grades 7 through 12. A registration
9 Surf N Sun L.Stalbaum 6-3-1 Draw the main knock 6-1
5 Olivette Hanover B.Simpson 5-5-1 Little since that win 7-2
Louisville 5, Syracuse 1
Braves 7.5 METS
beginner group and $220 for fee of $25 will be charged to help
Indianapolis 13, Yankees 2
2 Playful Patty T.Buter 6-5-3 Tires quickly 4-1 Pawtucket 8, Norfolk 0 intermediate and advanced defer league and gym fees. In-
8 Lisjune Ann A.McCarthy 8-5-4 Back from the Bronx 8-1 Lehigh Valley 4, Gwinnett 0 REDS 8.5 Dodgers
6 Lady Bliss A.Napolitano 7-4-7 Kiss your money bye 10-1 Columbus 2, Durham 1, 10 innings
groups. For more information and formation will be available at
MARLINS 7.5 Brewers
3 Mohegan Miss M.Romano 4-3-5 In this class a long time 15-1 Buffalo at Charlotte, 7:15 p.m. brochures visit our website at registration, or call 829-5140 or
Second-$6,100 Clm.Trot;clm.price $7,500 Today's Games CARDS 7.5 Cubs or con-
Buffalo at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m.
3 Bobo’s Express T.Buter 1-1-4 Keeps on winning 5-2
1 Lotsa Speed NZ M.Kakaley 1-5-4 Does lose Nap 7-2 Pawtucket at Durham, 7:05 p.m. D’BACKS 9.0 Nationals tact Reo Cheshire at 357-8631. Keystone State Games field hockey
4 Bar None M.Romano 8-2-1 Better when involved early 4-1 Norfolk at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. PADRES 6.5 Astros King’s College will hold an instruc- tryouts have been scheduled for
5 Crystal Sizzler A.McCarthy 5-3-6 Drops from 10 claimers 5-1 Toledo at Yankees, 7:05 p.m.
8 Pinnochio J.Taggart 5-5-5 Another fifth 6-1 Columbus at Louisville, 7:05 p.m. GIANTS 7.0 Rockies tional baseball camp staffed by athletes interested in representing
Lehigh Valley at Charlotte, 7:15 p.m. King’s coaches and players from
6 The Bull Stopshere M.Simons 8-x-8 Bad habits 8-1
Syracuse at Indianapolis, 7:15 p.m. NHL the Pocono Region Field Hockey
2 Wonders Night J.Groff 7-8-6 Likes to break stride 15-1 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from June
7 Our Little Dip J.Antonelli 6-6-6 Well back 20-1 Favorite Odds Underdog teams in the 2011 Keystone State
9 Colonel’s Dancer D.Ingraham 7-5-9 Stepping backwards 12-1 Eastern League CANUCKS -185/ Bruins 27 through June 30 with July1 as a Summer Games July 25 through
Third-$10,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $6,500 last 5 At A Glance +165 weather make up day at King’s July 31 in Hershey/Harrisburg. The
5 Tug River Claude G.Napolitano 3-4-7 A fan favorite 7-2
2 Art Two D Two J.Pavia 4-4-8 Should sit a good trip 5-2
All Times EDT College Betzler Fields in Wilkes- Pocono Region includes Luzerne,
Eastern Division Home teams in capital letters. Barre Township. The main purpose
1 Eagle Real One R.Schnittker 2-6-4 Finally a better post 4-14
W L Pct. GB
Lackawanna, Wyoming, Pike,
6 Real One And Only A.Napolitano 2-5-5 Switches back to ANap 5-1 of the camp is skill development
4 Tireman T.Buter 10-5-2 Closing in on $300k life 8-1 New Hampshire (Blue Jays) . 35 18 .660 — Wayne, Colombia, Sullivan, Brad-
9 Cannae Barron M.Romano 1-4-2 Decent, but 9 slot rough 6-1 Trenton (Yankees) ................. 32 21 .604 3 AHL and guided hands on instruction. ford, and Susquehanna counties.
8 Cruzin Bayou B.Simpson 4-7-7 Sailed past 12-1 New Britain (Twins) ............... 29 23 .558 51⁄2 The camp is open to all area play-
7 K Slater A.McCarthy 4-6-4 Fairly wide open race 15-1 Playoff Glance The tryouts are as follows at
Reading (Phillies)................... 28 24 .538 6 ⁄2

3 Sectionline Blast J.Taggart 6-7-6 A pass 20-1 Binghamton (Mets) ................ 16 35 .314 18 All Times EDT ers ages 5 through 12 and will Crestwood High School: Youth
Fourth-$6,100 Clm.Trot;clm.price $7,500 Portland (Red Sox) ................ 16 36 .308 181⁄2 (x-if necessary) feature small group instruction, Division Saturday, June 4, Regis-
4 Vijay Star T.Buter 3-5-2 Darkhorse of the night 6-1 CONFERENCE FINALS
3 Emery Ho L.Stalbaum 2-6-4 Loves the front end 3-1
Western Division
demonstrations, instructional tration 11 a.m., Tryout 11:30-2:30
W L Pct. GB
2 Smooth Vintage J.Pavia 3-8-1 Can grind it out 4-1 Harrisburg (Nationals)............. 30 21 .588 — EASTERN CONFERENCE games and hands on drills applica- p.m. Junior Division: Saturday,
9 Tahiti Springs M.Kakaley 1-6-4 Comes off a career mile 7-2 Binghamton 4, Charlotte 0 ble to the players skill level during
6 Alpha Entura G.Napolitano 3-8-2 Class of the field 5-1 Altoona (Pirates) ...................... 28 25 .528 3
Thursday, May 12: Binghamton 7, Charlotte 4
June 4, Registration 8:30 a.m.,
8 O-Georgie W.Mullin 6-6-6 Mullin makes rare drive 8-1 Erie (Tigers) ............................. 25 27 .481 51⁄2 Friday, May 13: Binghamton 3, Charlotte 0 the morning and games during the Tryout 9-11:30 a.m. Scholastic
7 Traveling Tune J.Taggart 6-5-7 In from Chester 10-1 Akron (Indians)......................... 26 29 .473 6 Tuesday, May 17: Binghamton 7, Charlotte 1 afternoons.
1 Exalted J.Groff 5-4-4 Off since Sept 15-1 Bowie (Orioles) ........................ 26 29 .473 6 Wednesday, May 18: Binghamton 4, Charlotte 3,
Division: Saturday, June 4, Regis-
5 Asolare A.Santeramo 8-8-4 Last yet again 2-01 Richmond (Giants) .................. 25 28 .472 6 OT King’s College Football Camp will be tration 1:30 p.m., Tryout 2-4:30
Fifth-$11,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $12,500 Thursday's Games WESTERN CONFERENCE held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. p.m. For more information, visit
7 Eoos T.Buter 1-8-2 Found the right level 7-2 Akron 8, Reading 4 Houston 4, Hamilton 3
Portland 1, New Britain 0 Friday, May 13: Houston 2, Hamilton 1 on July 30 at the Robert L. Betzler the Keystone State Games website
5 Anais Kicker M.Simons 1-1-9 No slouch 5-2
1 Chaco Hanover G.Napolitano 2-1-1 Moves up off the re-claim 4-1 Erie 8, Binghamton 2 Sunday, May 15: Houston 3, Hamilton 2 Athletic Complex. The one-day at
New Hampshire 10, Harrisburg 5 Tuesday, May 17: Houston 3, Hamilton 2
9 Gladiare Grande M.Kakaley 3-1-4 New one from Burke 8-1
Richmond 4, Bowie 0 Wednesday, May 18: Hamilton 8, Houston 1 camp is available for students Shinning Stars Soccer will be having
6 Great Balldini J.Pavia 3-6-3 Can pace quick fractions 5-1
8 Wilson Jay N A.McCarthy 2-1-4 Florida import 20-1 Altoona 5, Trenton 1 Friday, May 20: Hamilton 4, Houston 2 entering the eighth-grade. Cost is registration from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Today's Games Sunday, May 22: Hamilton 5, Houston 4, 2OT
2 Joans Bad Boy A.Napolitano 4-8-1 Back to being bad 15-1
Portland at Altoona, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24: Houston 4, Hamilton 3 $50 per camper. For additional Saturday and Sunday at Coal
3 Wholeftthegateopen R.Pierce 4-2-7 It’s closed 12-1
4 Bugatti Hanover B.Simpson 6-8-1 Just not enough in tank 6-1 Reading at Richmond, 7:05 p.m. CALDER CUP FINALS information, contact coach Jeff Street Park. Shinning Stars is open
Harrisburg at Erie, 7:05 p.m. BEST OF 7
Sixth-$13,000 Cond.Trot;n/w 4 pm races life New Britain at Bowie, 7:05 p.m. Knarr at 570-208-5900, extension to children ages 4 through 21 with
Houston 2, Binghamton 1
2 Swan In A Million M.Kakaley 1-1-7 Debuts with a bang 5-2 Binghamton at Akron, 7:05 p.m. Friday, May 27: Houston 3, Binghamton 1 5378 or by email at jeff- special needs. For more informa-
5 Toocloseforcomfort G.Napolitano 2-2-1 Won last start here at PD 3-1 New Hampshire at Trenton, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, May 28: Binghamton 2, Houston 1, OT
3 Pegasus Man T.Buter 3-7-1 Strong late brush 5-1 Wednesday, June 1: Houston 2, Binghamton 1 tion, call Cheryl at 472-7555.
6 Photo King A.McCarthy 5-3-7 Not picture time just yet 4-1 Friday, June 3: Houston at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Misericordia University will host a Wilkes-Barre Cosmos Soccer Club
9 Celebrity Bombay
8 Political Muscle
Yankee Glide colt
Couldn’t get it done at 1-1
B A S K E T B A L L Saturday, June 4: Houston at Binghamton, 7:05
field hockey camp from June 20 will be having final registration for
7 Talented Jon R.Pierce 4-1-1 Sure is a strong field 12-1 x-Tuesday, June 7: Binghamton at Houston, 8:05 through June 24 at Mangelsdorf the fall season from 2 to 5 p.m. on
1 Bunny Tech B.Simpson 8-6-5 Carved up 15-1 NBA p.m. Field under the direction of head Saturday and Sunday at the con-
4 Andoversure D.Ingraham 6-7-7 Sure to toss out 20-1 x-Thursday, June 9: Binghamton at Houston, 8:05
Playoff Glance coach Robyn Fedor Stahovic. The
Seventh-$6,100 Clm.Pace;clm.price $7,500
All Times EDT
p.m. cession stand at Coal Street Park.
3 Upcoming Prospect R.Pierce 2-6-5 Pierce gets her home 4-1
(Best-of-7) camp is open to girls in fifth Players must be 4 years old by
1 Pilgrims Haley L.Stalbaum 1-1-9 Goes for 3 in a row 5-2
9 No Mo Parking G.Napolitano 1-4-4 Took advantage of a hot pace 3-1 (x-if necessary) through 11th grades and features Aug. 1, 2011. If you have any ques-
6 Rusty’s Martini A.Napolitano 2-3-3 Chased Haley last couple 5-1 CONFERENCE FINALS individualized instruction in agility, tions or cannot make either of
5 Annika S A.McCarthy 4-3-1 Kavoleff training at .299 6-1 (Best-of-7) G O L F stick work and team work and
8 Atlantic Filly M.Kakaley 6-2-2 Winless in previous 37 tries 12-1 EASTERN CONFERENCE these dates, call Tom at 762-5542.
7 Heavenly Helen J.Pavia 5-8-7 Start praying now 10-1 Miami 4, Chicago 1 PGA Tour access to the Anderson Center Wyoming, West Wyoming Exeter
2 Scott’s Sweety D.Ingraham 6-8-8 Sour 15-1 Sunday, May 15: Chicago 103, Miami 82
4 Queen Ariah T.Buter 7-3-4 Never in it 20-1 Wednesday, May 18: Miami 85, Chicago 75 The Memorial Par Scores
pool. Camp hours are from 9 a.m. Panthers will be holding football
Eighth-$20,000 Cond.Trot;n/w $17,000 last 5 Sunday, May 22: Miami 96, Chicago 85 Thursday to 2 p.m. daily. Cost of the camp is and cheerleading registration for
5 Pastor Stephen R.Pierce 1-1-2 Reason Pierce is here 5-2 Tuesday, May 24: Miami 101, Chicago 93, OT At Muirfield Village Golf Club $115 and includes T-shirt and lunch.
Thursday, May 26: Miami 83, Chicago 80 the 2011 season from noon to 3
1 Big Boy Lloyd G.Napolitano 2-5-3 Vet tries to beat youngster 3-1 Dublin, Ohio
7 Friendly Amigo T.Buter 2-3-3 Fairly consistent 4-1 WESTERN CONFERENCE
Purse: $6.2 million
Contact Stahovic at 674-6491 or p.m. June 12 and June 26 at the
3 Sleek N Wow M.Kakaley 3-1-3 Has some ability 5-1 Dallas 4, Oklahoma City 1
Yardage: 7,352;Par 72 (36-36) for more Panther Field House on Cedar
9 The Windsurfer A L.Stalbaum 1-4-1 10yr old is never better 10-1 Tuesday, May 17: Dallas 121, Oklahoma City 112
8 My Leap Of Faith M.Simons 2-2-9 Simons still taking it easy 12-1 Thursday, May 19: Oklahoma City 106, Dallas 100 First Round information. Street in Exeter. Cost is $60 for an
Chris Riley .............................................33-33—66 -6
2 Budget Gap K.Sizer 1-2-6 Moves up a bit off the win 6-1 Saturday, May 21: Dallas 93, Oklahoma City 87
Rory McIlroy..........................................32-34—66 -6 Misericordia University men’s individual child or $75 for family.
6 Ginger Tree Jimmy A.McCarthy 6-1-2 Bounced off the score 15-1 Monday, May 23: Dallas 112, Oklahoma City 105,
4 Luvyabutleave B.Simpson 5-7-1 This is like a mini-Open 20-1 OT Chris DiMarco .......................................31-36—67 -5 basketball coach Trevor Woodruff You must provide: child’s birth
Wednesday, May 25: Dallas 100, Oklahoma City 96 Josh Teater............................................34-33—67 -5
Ninth-$9,500 Cond.Pace;n/w 2 pm races life Rickie Fowler ........................................35-33—68 -4 will host a boys basketball school certificate, a recent photo and two
4 Real Lady Katie R.Pierce 1-5-4 Proven she’s ready 5-2 (Best-of-7) Steve Stricker .......................................33-35—68 -4 from June 20 through June 24 in proofs of I.D. For more information,
5 Mystical Gypsy M.Kakaley 2-2-1 From the barn of Erv Miller 3-1 Rocco Mediate ......................................33-35—68 -4
7 Behind The Scenes L.Stalbaum 4-4-3 Lightly raced 3yr old 6-1
Miami 1, Dallas 0 Matt Bettencourt ...................................35-33—68 -4
the Anderson Sports-Health Cen- visit exeterpanthers.webstart-
Tuesday, May 31: Miami 92, Dallas 84 Ricky Barnes .........................................35-33—68 -4 ter. The camp is open to boys
6 Medoland Santorini J.Pavia 3-3-1 2nd start for Sager stable 5-1 Thursday, June 2: Dallas at Miami, late
2 Blissmequick D.Ingraham 2-3-2 Missed a month of racing 12-1 Dustin Johnson.....................................35-33—68 -4
1 Caramel Chinno R.Hammer 2-2-1 Has rail and speed 10-1
Sunday, June 5: Miami at Dallas, 8 p.m.
Stewart Cink..........................................34-34—68 -4
between eight and 17-years-old and
Tuesday, June 7: Miami at Dallas, 9 p.m.
3 Pulse A Minute A.McCarthy 1-6-7 Loses Kakaley 4-1 x-Thursday, June 9: Miami at Dallas, 9 p.m. Bryce Molder.........................................32-36—68 -4 runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is UPCOMING EVENTS
8 Sandy Absolut J.Taggart 7-1-6 Not for me 15-1 x-Sunday, June 12: Dallas at Miami, 8 p.m. Scott Stallings .......................................35-33—68 -4 $100 and includes individualized
9 Desert Flower T.Buter 3-8-8 Better in the cold 20-1 x-Tuesday, June 14: Dallas at Miami, 9 p.m. Hunter Mahan .......................................35-34—69 -3
Tenth-$29,000 Open Trot Matt Kuchar ...........................................34-35—69 -3 instruction, T-shirt and an optional Crestwood Football Booster Club
PLAYOFF LEADERS Charley Hoffman ..................................34-35—69 -3 swim period. Contact Woodruff at
5 Mystery Photo R.Pierce 1-1-7 Solid as they come 9-2
Ryan Moore...........................................33-36—69 -3 will hold its annual car wash from
7 Coach Fox L.Stalbaum 1-1-3 Was super in the triumph 5-2 THROUGH MAY 31 674-6317 or twoodruf@miser-
4 Pembroke Prayer G.Napolitano 1-4-2 Making coin for Ford 7-2 Scoring
Shaun Micheel ......................................35-34—69 -3 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11 in front of
Davis Love III ........................................33-36—69 -3
3 Don’t Know Chip T.Buter 5-9-5 Can show some late interest 6-1 G FG FT PTS AVG Robert Garrigus....................................36-33—69 -3 the high school. The cost is $5.
6 Grain Of Truth R.Schnittker 1-7-2 Knows this track well 3-1 Nanticoke Area Basketball is cur-
1 Four Starz Robro M.Kakaley 3-3-4 Couldn’t beat easier 8-1
Durant, OKC .............. 17 155 140 487 28.6 Kevin Chappell .....................................34-35—69 -3 Tickets are available from any
Nowitzki, DAL ............ 16 147 142 453 28.3 Ben Curtis..............................................35-35—70 -2 rently accepting registrations for
2 Great Emancipator D.Ackerman 2-2-9 Yet to show any trot 12-1
Rose, CHI .................. 16 149 111 434 27.1 Brett Wetterich......................................34-36—70 -2 football player or just pull. For
Eleventh-$6,100 Clm.Pace;clm.price $7,500
Howard, ORL............. 6 51 60 162 27.0 Chris Kirk ...............................................36-34—70 -2 its summer basketball camp open more information, call Tony at
8 Buzzd On Sudzz G.Napolitano 4-2-1 Wins right off the claim 4-1 J.J. Henry ..............................................35-35—70 -2 to all boys and girls from grades
2 Southwind Jason A.Napolitano 2-4-1 Chases brother George 3-1 Anthony, NYK............ 4 33 29 104 26.0 Luke Donald..........................................32-38—70 -2 474-5593.
7 Imperious M.Kakaley 2-7-4 Give strong consideration 9-2 James, MIA ................ 16 140 109 414 25.9 Jason Bohn ...........................................35-35—70 -2 second to ninth. The camp will be The Dick McNulty Bowling League
3 Don’t Tell Barbara T.Buter 1-6-2 Beat up on cheaper 7-2 Westbrook, OKC....... 17 135 121 405 23.8 Angel Cabrera ......................................36-34—70 -2 held from June 20 through June
6 The Rising N B.Simpson 3-5-6 Middle of the pack horse 6-1 Wade, MIA ................. 16 131 107 378 23.6 Brendan Steele .....................................34-36—70 -2 will hold its annual summer outing
5 Highview Fella N D.Ingraham 6-5-2 13yr old still plugging 15-1 Bryant, LAL ................ 10 83 50 228 22.8 Colt Knost..............................................33-37—70 -2 24 with the girls’ session from 9 on Sunday at Konefal’s Park from 11
4 Chase The Sun M.Simons 7-4-4 Too little, too late 8-1 Randolph, MEM ........ 13 100 87 289 22.2 Chris Couch ..........................................34-36—70 -2 a.m. to noon, while the boys follow a.m. to 6 p.m. Awards will be made
1 Art Star A.McCarthy 6-10-2 Out of shape 10-1 Paul, NOR .................. 6 42 39 132 22.0 Tim Petrovic ..........................................34-36—70 -2
9 Tufsun Beach L.Stalbaum 5-9-4 Roughed up 20-1 K.J. Choi ................................................34-36—70 -2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Both will be at 2:30. The League is also seeking
Granger, IND ............. 5 43 14 108 21.6
Twelfth-$13,000 Cond.Pace;n/w 4 pm races life Aldridge, POR ........... 6 53 19 125 20.8
Mark Wilson ..........................................33-37—70 -2 held at the Nanticoke Area school bowlers for its winter league. For
1 Mambo Italiano G.Napolitano 2-3-5 Way overdue 4-1 Brandt Jobe...........................................37-34—71 -1
Pierce, BOS............... 9 68 30 187 20.8 Blake Adams.........................................33-38—71 -1 district gyms. Early registration is more information, and any cancel-
7 Pandapocket M.Kakaley 2-10-7 Prepped decent for this 8-1
3 Whogoesfirst J.Pavia 2-1-1 In money 8 of 10 career tries 7-2 Ginobili, SAN ............. 5 31 32 103 20.6 D.A. Points ............................................33-38—71 -1 encouraged to insure that no one lations, call Windy Thorman at
Parker, SAN............... 6 43 31 118 19.7 Justin Rose ...........................................35-36—71 -1
2 JK Abigezunt B.Simpson 1-1-4 Moves out of n/w claimer 3-1
Allen, BOS ................. 9 57 24 170 18.9 Johnson Wagner ..................................36-35—71 -1 gets left out. Information and 842-3086.
8 Town Treasure K.Sizer 2-4-3 Often overlooked 10-1
6 Spirits Gone Wild A.Napolitano 1-7-9 New one from Faurot 9-2 Johnson, ATL ............ 12 87 34 226 18.8 Drew Weaver ........................................34-37—71 -1 applications are available from the The Noxen Rattler Slow-Pitch
Alex Cejka .............................................37-34—71 -1
5 Western Legend A.McCarthy 4-3-7 Wrong part of town 5-1 Bosh, MIA .................. 16 105 88 298 18.6 Aaron Baddeley ....................................35-36—71 -1 school district website www.gnasd- Softball Tournament will be held
4 Lover Boy L.Stalbaum 7-1-7 … 12-1 Terry, DAL.................. 16 93 52 272 17.0
Thirteenth-$4,600 Clm.Pace;clm.price $5,000
Ernie Els ................................................34-37—71 -1 .com or you may call 740-6049. June 17, 18, and 19 at Noxen Tan-
Rebounds Jonathan Byrd .......................................35-36—71 -1
5 Burl Hanover L.Stalbaum 7-4-4 Kick starts late double 3-1 G OFF DEF TOT AVG Kevin Stadler ........................................34-37—71 -1 Wrestling Clinics, last chance to nery Yard. The tournament is
8 Artful Sky M.Kakaley 4-5-8 Reunites with Matty K 9-2 Howard, ORL.......... 6 27 66 93 15.5 Bill Haas ................................................36-35—71 -1 register for the sessions held at double elimination, the top 3
1 Lifetime Louie M.Romano 4-6-4 Not strongest of races 4-1 Gasol, MEM ............ 13 41 105 146 11.2 Robert Allenby......................................34-37—71 -1
7 Real Houdini A.McCarthy 4-3-6 Rounds out superfecta 8-1 Pat Perez ...............................................33-38—71 -1 Lake-Lehman on Monday and teams receive cash prizes, and an
Garnett, BOS .......... 9 21 77 98 10.9
6 Frank Lloyd A.Napolitano 5-7-6 Follows some cover for check 7-2
Randolph, MEM...... 13 43 98 141 10.8
Ryuji Imada ...........................................36-35—71 -1 Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to MVP award will be given out. Entry
2 General Guster T.Buter 9-7-6 Hasn’t hit board in 2yrs 6-1 John Senden.........................................36-35—71 -1
3 Black Jack Davey D.Ingraham 6-6-5 Take another card 10-1 Duncan, SAN .......... 6 16 47 63 10.5 Brendon de Jonge................................37-34—71 -1 7:30 beginning Monday. Cost of the fee is $165 per team, and a limit of
9 AJ Mcardle G.Napolitano 7-6-6 Keeps getting tough draws 15-1 Anthony, NYK ......... 4 13 28 41 10.3 Charles Howell III .................................32-40—72 E clinics is $160 before Sunday and 12 teams. Proceeds go to spinal
4 Montoya Hanover J.Taggart 8-5-4 One more race left 20-1 Noah, CHI ............... 16 68 95 163 10.2 David Duval...........................................35-37—72 E
Fourteenth-$6,100 Clm.Pace;clm.price $7,500 Boozer, CHI ............ 16 40 115 155 9.7 Webb Simpson .....................................38-34—72 E $180 if registering at the door. cord research for the Kevin Kitch-
7 Escape Attack J.Pavia 3-2-3 Pavia takes the finale 4-1 Camby, POR........... 6 18 40 58 9.7 Charl Schwartzel ..................................37-35—72 E Workouts and instruction from netsky Foundation. If interested
Phil Mickelson.......................................37-35—72 E
3 Hand Me No Lines M.Simons 2-5-3 Grabs the place spot 3-1 Bynum, LAL ............ 10 36 60 96 9.6
Kyle Stanley ..........................................34-38—72 E college coaches including Rob Koll call Dwight at 477-2910, or 417-
8 Cam’s Accord K.Sizer 2-x-9 Can contend if on stride 15-1 Assists
9 Lavern’s Art G.Napolitano 7-4-1 Fusco warming up 9-2 Rod Pampling .......................................35-37—72 E (Cornell), Pat Santoro (Lehigh), 2797.
G AST AVG Vaughn Taylor.......................................37-35—72 E
6 Goodbye So Long W.Mann 2-2-3 Use in exotics 8-1 Paul, NOR...................................... 6 69 11.5 Gary Woodland.....................................38-34—72 E
Mark Cody (Oklahoma, formerly of Valley Regional Girls Softball
4 Town Attack M.Kakaley 5-3-6 Rides the pylons 6-1
1 Sammy Savannah A.McCarthy 6-2-2 Takes loot from the pole 7-2 Rondo, BOS .................................. 9 86 9.6 Bo Van Pelt ...........................................35-37—72 E American) and many more. The League has a limited number of
Rose, CHI ...................................... 16 123 7.7 Lucas Glover.........................................34-38—72 E clinics are being directed by Jack
2 Pop A Top Again M.Romano 4-8-6 Gunned down 10-1 bus trip tickets still available for
Kidd, DAL....................................... 16 121 7.6 J.B. Holmes...........................................36-36—72 E
5 Beliefs In Town L.Stalbaum 4-6-4 See you tomorrow 20-1 Davis. Registration information can
Iguodala, PHL ............................... 5 34 6.8 Edoardo Molinari ..................................38-34—72 E the June 16 Phillies vs. Florida
Daniel Summerhays.............................34-38—72 E be obtained by calling Jack at
Conley, MEM................................. 13 83 6.4 Zack Miller .............................................36-36—72 E Marlins baseball game. Cost for the
Westbrook, OKC........................... 17 108 6.4 Charlie Wi..............................................37-36—73+1 814-538-9034 or by contacting ticket and bus is just $45.The
T H I S 3 p.m.
TGC — PGA Tour, the Memorial Tournament, sec-
Holiday, PHL.................................. 5 28 5.6 Scott McCarron ....................................35-38—73+1 Tom Williams at 255-2903.
Miller, POR .................................... 6 33 5.5 Camilo Villegas.....................................35-38—73+1 buses will leave the Freedom Park
W E E K E N D ’ S ond round, at Dublin, Ohio
James, MIA.................................... 16 87 5.4 Justin Leonard ......................................34-39—73+1 softball complex in Drums at 9:30
6:30 p.m.
L O C A L TGC — Champions Tour, Principal Charity Classic,
Nick O’Hern...........................................37-36—73+1
Brian Davis ............................................39-34—73+1
GOLF a.m. for the 1:05 p.m. game. For
C A L E N D A R first round, at Des Moines, Iowa (same-day tape)
12 Mid.
H O C K E Y Jimmy Walker .......................................35-38—73+1 more information or to reserve
Marc Leishman .....................................35-38—73+1 The 5th Annual G.A.R. Blue-Gray
TGC — ShopRite LPGA Classic, first round, at Gal- Troy Matteson .......................................36-37—73+1 your tickets, contact John McGran
Today's Events loway, N.J. (same-day tape) NHL Vijay Singh ............................................33-40—73+1 Fund Golf Tournament will be held at 570-401-9544 or
SENIOR LEGION BASEBALL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Playoff Glance on July 30 at the Wilkes-Barre Golf
(5:45 p.m. unless noted)
8 p.m. All Times EDT NCAA Club in Laurel Run. Shotgun start
Wilkes-Barre at Greater Pittston
MLB — Regional coverage, Chicago Cubs at St. CONFERENCE FINALS Wilkes-Barre Cosmos Soccer Club
Hazleton at Nanticoke Division I Men's Scores at 8 a.m. Cost is $85 and includes
Swoyersville at Old Forge Louis or Minnesota at Kansas City (Best-of-7)
will be having final registration for
Plains at Mountain Top 8:05 p.m. EASTERN CONFERENCE an outing at the Catholic War Vets the fall season on Saturday and
Tunkhannock at Back Mountain WGN — Chicago Cubs at St. Louis At Karsten Creek
Boston 4, Tampa Bay 3
Stillwater, Okla. grove in Ashley. Please register Sunday June 4, 5 at the conces-
Saturday, June 4 SOCCER Saturday, May 14: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2
Yardage: 7,416; Par 72 before July 22. Contact 570-855-
SENIOR LEGION BASEBALL Tuesday, May 17: Boston 6, Tampa Bay 5
Third Round Individual Leaders
sion stand at Coal Street Park from
(5:45 p.m. unless noted) 2:25 p.m. Thursday, May 19: Boston 2, Tampa Bay 0
John Peterson, LSU .........................74-65-72—211
2543 for details. 2 to 5 p.m. Players must be 4
Tunkhannock at Northwest, 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 — UEFA, qualifier for European Champion- Saturday, May 21: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 3
ship, Austria vs. Germany, at Vienna Monday, May 23: Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Patrick Cantlay, UCLA ......................72-69-71—212 years old by August 1. If you have
Wednesday, May 25: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4 Lion Kim, Michigan ...........................72-70-73—215 MEETINGS
W H AT ’ S O N T V TENNIS Friday, May 27: Boston 1, Tampa Bay 0 Cameron Peck, Texas A&M............68-74-73—215 any questions or cannot make
11 a.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Patrick Reed, Augusta St. ................69-75-71—215 either of these dates call Tom at
Vancouver 4, San Jose 1 Peter Uihlein, Oklahoma St.............73-69-73—215 Back Mountain Baseball and Soft-
AUTO RACING NBC — French Open, men’s semifinals, at Paris
(same-day tape) Sunday, May 15: Vancouver 3, San Jose 2 J.J. Spaun, San Diego St.................69-75-71—215 762-5542.
12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18: Vancouver 7, San Jose 3 Michael Weaver, California .............71-71-74—216 ball will hold a board meeting at 7
SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, practice for Friday, May 20: San Jose 4, Vancouver 3 James White, Georgia Tech............67-73-76—216 p.m. Monday 7PM at the Daddow-
Sunday, May 22: Vancouver 4, San Jose 2 Todd Baek, San Diego St.................72-72-73—217
O’Reilly Auto Parts 250, at Kansas City, Kan.
1:30 p.m.
T R A N S A C T I O N S Tuesday, May 24: Vancouver 3, San Jose 2, 2OT Austin Cook, Arkansas .....................70-74-73—217 Isaacs American Legion located on Bulletin Board items will not be
SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for STP STANLEY CUP FINALS Harris English, Georgia....................70-71-76—217 the Route 415 in Dallas. The gener-
400, at Kansas City, Kan. BASEBALL (Best-of-7) Chris DeForest, Illinois.....................72-72-74—218 accepted over the telephone. Items
Luke Guthrie, Illinois.........................72-69-77—218 al meeting ill be held at 8 p.m. Visit
3 p.m. Vancouver 1, Boston 0 may be faxed to 831-7319, emailed to
SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, practice for American League Wednesday, June 1: Vancouver 1, Boston 0 Brinson Paolini, Duke .......................72-72-74—218 for more informa-
O’Reilly Auto Parts 250, at Kansas City, Kan. MINNESOTA TWINS — Placed DH Jim Thome and Saturday, June 4: Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Bank Vongvanij, Florida....................74-73-71—218
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DH Jason Kubel on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Monday, June 6: Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. J.T. Griffin, Georgia Tech ................73-72-74—219
4:30 p.m. Ben Revere from Rochester (IL). Wednesday, June 8: Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. Max Homa, California.......................73-74-72—219 Duryea Little League will hold its off at the Times Leader or mailed to
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ries,” final practice for STP 400, at Kansas City, Kan.
NEW YORK METS — Activated SS Jose Reyes x-Monday, June 13: Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. Chris Brant, Iowa ..............................76-70-74—220 monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on
BOXING from the bereavement list. Optioned LHP Mike x-Wednesday, June 15: Boston at Vancouver, 8 Dylan Frittelli, Texas .........................75-73-72—220 Sunday at the Duryea Little St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.
O’Connor to Buffalo (IL). p.m. Paul Haley, Georgia Tech ...............71-72-77—220
9 p.m. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Jeffrey Kang, Southern Cal .............72-73-75—220 League Field. Please note the
ESPN2 — Junior middleweights, Yudel Jhonson Manny Delcarmen on a minor league and assigned
(10-0-0) vs. Jose Miguel Torres (21-4-0), at Tampa, Playoff Scoring Leaders Jeff Karlsson, Kennesaw St. ...........72-73-75—220 change of location for the meet-
him to Round Rock (PCL). Gregor Main, UCLA..........................72-70-78—220
Fla. Through June 1 ing.
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EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Agreed to terms with
Henrik Sedin, Van.................... 19 2
Martin St. Louis, TB................. 18 10
Ryan Sirman, Oklahoma..................71-72-77—220
Matt Thompson, Michigan................74-76-70—220
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Oklahoma City HOCKEY Vincent Lecavalier, TB............ 18 6 13 19 Georgia Tech ..............................283-290-302—875 Center gymnasium. On the agenda update them promptly. Sports
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Reyes may be too expensive for cash-strapped Mets

By MIKE FITZPATRICK “There’s days he’s the best play- that to someone in Kansas City, thy of a lucrative, long-term com- New York Mets’
AP Sports Writer er in baseball,” Pittsburgh Pirates not in a city where the Yankees mitment. He’s also a box-office Jose Reyes, left,
NEW YORK — He’s a home- manager Clint Hurdle said. “His are the biggest spenders of all. draw at Citi Field — where at- celebrates with
grown star having a huge season skill set can be off the charts. It’s Pay up and put a winner on the tendance has dwindled while teammate Angel
in the media capital of the world. electric.” field, pal. ownership is counting every dol- Pagan (16) after
He’s a few days shy of his 28th That puts new Mets general “This is an ongoing process lar. winning a base-
birthday, just now entering the manager Sandy Alderson in a and one that we’re continuing to The switch-hitting leadoff man ball game
prime of his career. pickle. evaluate, and a variety of differ- is leading the majors with eight against the
Trade a popular player for mi- ent considerations are in play,” triples and ranks among the NL Pittsburgh Pi-
And by the middle of the sum-
nor league prospects and you an- said Alderson, making sure not to leaders in batting average, runs, rates, Thursday,
mer, Jose Reyes could be gone. In
ger an already-frustrated fan tip his pitches. “At some point hits, doubles, steals and total June 2, 2011, at
a New York minute.
base. Hold out hope you can af- these will all converge.” bases. He was back in the starting Citi Field in New
Facing a $1 billion lawsuit be- York. The Mets
ford to re-sign Reyes and risk los- Smart, analytical, experienced lineup Thursday after a three-day
cause of their business with Ber- defeated the
ing him for nothing more than a and levelheaded, Alderson was stint on the bereavement list fol-
nard Madoff, the cash-strapped pair of draft picks as compensa- hired in October and might be lowing his grandmother’s death, Pirates 9-8.
owners of the New York Mets tion. just the right man to entrust with and helped the Mets to a 9-8
have another dilemma on deck: It’s a predicament that small- such a decision. But in baseball comeback win over Pittsburgh.
what to do about Reyes? market teams in Cleveland, Oak- terms, the Mets only manage this “He is obviously the complete
The speedy shortstop is hitting land and Florida face all the time. game for the next two months. package. I mean, he’s an offensive
.333 and can become a free agent But in New York, baseball fans After the July 31trade deadline, it player who can turn the game
after the season, so it’s possible want their rebuilding projects gets tricky. around with his feet. On the de-
his price goes up with every triple limited to the Long Island Ex- On the diamond, he’s doing ev- fensive side, he can make a huge
toward the gap and headfirst dive pressway. erything he can to keep the club difference,” Mets manager Terry
into third. Have patience, huh? Go sell respectable and prove he’s wor- Collins said. ASSOCIATED PRESS


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S TA N D I N G S HBP—by O’Sullivan (Tolbert). WP—O’Sullivan.
Umpires—Home, Mike Winters;First, Mike Everitt-
AMERICAN LEAGUE ;Second, Chris Guccione;Third, Cory Blaser.
East Division T—2:49. A—14,584 (37,903).
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Rangers 7, Indians 4
New York ....................................... 31 23 .574 — — 7-3 W-4 17-13 14-10
Boston ............................................ 30 26 .536 2 — 5-5 L-4 16-13 14-13 Texas Cleveland
Tampa Bay..................................... 29 26 .527 21⁄2 1
⁄2 4-6 L-1 14-16 15-10 ab r h bi ab r h bi
Toronto........................................... 28 28 .500 4 2 5-5 L-2 15-14 13-14 Kinsler 2b 4 1 0 0 Brantly cf 5 0 0 0
Baltimore........................................ 25 29 .463 6 4 5-5 W-1 15-14 10-15 Andrus ss 5 1 1 1 ACarer ss 5 0 0 0
JHmltn lf 5 0 1 1 Choo rf 4 0 1 0
Central Division MiYong dh 5 0 2 0 CSantn c 2 1 2 0
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away ABeltre 3b 5 0 0 0 GSizmr dh 4 1 1 0
Cleveland ..................................... 33 21 .611 — — 4-6 L-1 19-7 14-14 N.Cruz rf 4 2 2 0 T.Buck lf 3 1 1 1
Detroit ........................................... 29 26 .527 41⁄2 1
⁄2 7-3 W-4 17-11 12-15 Morlnd 1b 3 1 2 0 Duncan ph 1 0 0 0
Chicago ........................................ 27 31 .466 8 4 5-5 W-3 10-13 17-18 Torreal c 3 0 0 2 Kearns lf 0 0 0 0
Kansas City.................................. 25 31 .446 9 5 3-7 L-1 19-15 6-16 EnChvz cf 4 2 4 1 OCarer 2b 4 0 1 1
Minnesota .................................... 18 37 .327 151⁄2 111⁄2 3-7 W-1 6-15 12-22 LaPort 1b 4 1 1 1
West Division Hannhn 3b 3 0 1 1
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Totals 38 712 5 Totals 35 4 8 4
Texas ............................................. 31 26 .544 — — 7-3 W-2 19-11 12-15 Texas.................................. 000 033 001 — 7
Seattle ............................................ 28 27 .509 2 11⁄2 7-3 L-1 15-14 13-13 Cleveland ........................... 030 000 100 — 4
Los Angeles .................................. 29 29 .500 21⁄2 2 5-5 L-2 13-13 16-16 E—R.Perez (2), C.Santana (3). DP—Cleveland 1.
Oakland.......................................... 27 30 .474 4 31⁄2 5-5 L-3 14-15 13-15 LOB—Texas 7, Cleveland 7. 2B—N.Cruz 2 (7),
NATIONAL LEAGUE G.Sizemore (14). 3B—En.Chavez (1). HR—LaPor-
East Division ta (8). SB—Andrus (18), En.Chavez (3), C.Santana
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away (2), O.Cabrera (3). SF—Torrealba.
Philadelphia................................... 34 22 .607 — — 6-4 L-2 19-10 15-12 IP H R ER BB SO
Florida ............................................ 31 23 .574 2 — 5-5 L-1 14-12 17-11 Texas
Atlanta ............................................ 31 26 .544 31⁄2 11⁄2 6-4 W-1 17-13 14-13 Bush ......................... 4 4 3 3 1 3
New York ....................................... 26 30 .464 8 6 4-6 W-1 13-16 13-14 Kirkman W,1-0 ........ 3 1 1 1 2 4
Washington ................................... 24 31 .436 91⁄2 71⁄2 3-7 W-2 14-12 10-19 D.Oliver H,8 ............. 1⁄3 2 0 0 0 1
M.Lowe H,5 ............. 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 1
Central Division Feliz S,12-15 ........... 1 1 0 0 0 1
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Cleveland
St. Louis ....................................... 33 24 .579 — — 6-4 L-1 15-11 18-13 C.Carrasco L,4-3 .... 6 8 6 5 2 0
Milwaukee .................................... 30 26 .536 21⁄2 2 7-3 L-1 21-7 9-19 J.Smith ..................... 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 0
Cincinnati...................................... 29 28 .509 4 31⁄2 4-6 W-1 17-12 12-16 R.Perez .................... 11⁄3 2 1 0 0 0
Pittsburgh..................................... 26 29 .473 6 51⁄2 4-6 L-1 9-14 17-15 Herrmann ................. 1⁄3 1 0 0 0 0
Chicago ........................................ 23 31 .426 81⁄2 8 3-7 L-3 12-19 11-12 Balk—Feliz.
Houston ........................................ 22 34 .393 101⁄2 10 6-4 W-3 11-17 11-17 Umpires—Home, Mark Carlson;First, Jeff Kellogg-
West Division ;Second, Eric Cooper;Third, Lance Barrett.
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away T—3:18. A—15,336 (43,441).
Arizona........................................... 31 25 .554 — — 8-2 W-1 18-11 13-14
San Francisco ............................... 30 25 .545 1
⁄2 11⁄2 4-6 W-1 13-8 17-17
Colorado ........................................ 26 29 .473 41⁄2 51⁄2 3-7 W-1 13-15 13-14
Los Angeles .................................. 26 31 .456 51⁄2 61⁄2 5-5 L-1 15-16 11-15
AP PHOTO San Diego ...................................... 24 32 .429 7 8 5-5 L-1 9-20 15-12

The New York Mets’ Willie Harris, right, celebrates with teammate Daniel Murphy after scoring AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
on a sacrifice fly by Ruben Tejada against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth inning Thursday at Wednesday's Games Wednesday's Games
Texas 3, Tampa Bay 0 Washington 2, Philadelphia 1
Citi Field in New York. Chicago White Sox 7, Boston 4 Houston 3, Chicago Cubs 1
N.Y. Yankees 4, Oakland 2 Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 3

New York rallies from 7 down

Baltimore 2, Seattle 1 Pittsburgh 9, N.Y. Mets 3
Kansas City 2, L.A. Angels 0 Atlanta 4, San Diego 3 Continued from Page 1B
Detroit 4, Minnesota 2 Arizona 6, Florida 5
Cleveland 13, Toronto 9 San Francisco 7, St. Louis 5, 11 innings
Colorado 3, L.A. Dodgers 0
third strike.
Thursday's Games
Texas 7, Cleveland 4 Thursday's Games The Indians went up 8-2 in
Minnesota 8, Kansas City 2 N.Y. Mets 9, Pittsburgh 8
Tampa Bay at Seattle, (n) San Francisco at St. Louis, (n) the fourth. Fryer again got hit
Friday's Games Washington at Arizona,(n)
Texas (Ogando 5-0) at Cleveland (Masterson 5-3), Houston at San Diego, (n) by a pitch and took third on
The Associated Press Paulino led off the Mets eighth scored on Paul’s third single in 7:05 p.m.
Toronto (Villanueva 2-0) at Baltimore (Britton 5-3),
Friday's Games
Philadelphia (Hamels 7-2) at Pittsburgh (Karstens Gorkys Hernandez’s broken-
NEW YORK — Carlos Bel- with a walk against Jose Veras as many innings. 7:05 p.m. 3-4), 7:05 p.m.
bat double. After a walk to
Oakland (Outman 1-0) at Boston (C.Buchholz 4-3), Atlanta (D.Lowe 3-4) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 4-5), 7:10
tran’s three-run homer started (1-2), moved to second on a 7:10 p.m. p.m.
Rangers 7, Indians 4 Detroit (A.Oliver 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Buehr- L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 5-5) at Cincinnati (Arroyo Chase D’Arnaud, Brian Fri-
New York’s rally from a seven- balk and third on a wild pitch. le 4-4), 8:10 p.m. 3-5), 7:10 p.m.
day’s sacrifice fly plated Fryer.
run deficit and the Mets pulled Tejada’s sacrifice fly — his CLEVELAND — Endy Cha- Minnesota (Pavano 2-5) at Kansas City (Duffy 0-0),
8:10 p.m.
Milwaukee (Wolf 4-4) at Florida (Nolasco 4-1), 7:10
third RBI of the game — put Alex Presley followed with a
off their biggest comeback win vez had his ninth career four- N.Y. Yankees (Nova 4-3) at L.A. Angels (Weaver Chicago Cubs (Dempster 4-4) at St. Louis (J.Garcia

in 11 years, beating the Pitts- the Mets ahead and Beltran’s hit game and the Texas Rang-
6-4), 10:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay (Sonnanstine 0-1) at Seattle (Vargas
5-1), 8:15 p.m.
Washington (Maya 0-0) at Arizona (Collmenter 3-1), towering three-run blast that
burgh Pirates 9-8 on Thursday. walk gave them an insurance ers overcame a three-run def-
3-3), 10:10 p.m.
Saturday's Games
9:40 p.m.
Houston (Happ 3-6) at San Diego (Moseley 1-6), ended Pope’s night. George
After a tongue-lashing from run. icit to beat the Cleveland. Oakland at Boston, 1:10 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Seattle, 4:10 p.m.
10:05 p.m.
Colorado (Nicasio 1-0) at San Francisco (Cain 3-4),
Kontos entered the game and
manager Terry Collins the Beltran wound up with four Yorvit Torrealba drove in Texas at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.
Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
10:15 p.m.
Saturday's Games
gave up a triple to John Bowker
previous night, New York RBIs, Daniel Murphy drove in two runs and Nelson Cruz Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 4:10 p.m. that barely eluded Brewer in
Minnesota at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 4:10 p.m.
found itself in a 7-0 hole by the a run and Jose Reyes provided doubled twice to start three- N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 4:10 p.m. left. Bowker scored on a wild
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.
third inning. a spark in his return from the run rallies to help the defend-
Sunday's Games
Texas at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. pitch.
Beltran homered in the bot- bereavement list for New York. ing AL champion Rangers win Oakland at Boston, 1:35 p.m.
Toronto at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m.
Milwaukee at Florida, 7:10 p.m.
Washington at Arizona, 8:10 p.m. Matt Hague’s solo shot in the
tom of the third, then hit a Walker also hit a two-run for the fourth time in their last Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Houston at San Diego, 8:35 p.m.
Minnesota at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Sunday's Games fifth gave Indianapolis a 9-2
leadoff double in the sixth as homer, Xavier Paul had a ca- five road games. N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m.
reer-high four hits and Andrew Tampa Bay at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Florida, 1:10 p.m. bulge. The Indians added four
the Mets scored four times to Chavez had a run-scoring Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m.
more in the eighth, including
tie it at 7. Ruben Tejada deliv- McCutchen drove in a pair of triple and scored in a three-run
Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m.
Colorado at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
runs for the Pirates, who had Washington at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. Presley’s second homer with
ered a go-ahead sacrifice fly in sixth against Carlos Carrasco Houston at San Diego, 6:35 p.m.
been playing better on the Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 8:05 p.m. two aboard.
the eighth and Beltran drew a (4-3) that put Texas ahead 6-3.
road. The left-handed Wilson (6-3)
bases-loaded walk later in the Since being recalled from Tri-
They won their 17th game settled down after the rocky
inning. ple-A Round Rock on May 14,
away from PNC Park on start, allowing three walks and
It was the Mets’ biggest rally Chavez is hitting .415 (17 of Mets 9, Pirates 8 Parnell ...................... 1 0 0 0 1 1
Wednesday night, matching Isringhausen W,1-0 1 1 0 0 0 2
five hits over six frames while
to win since June 30, 2000, 41). Pittsburgh New York Fr.Rodriguez
their total from all of last sea- ab r h bi ab r h bi S,16-17..................... 1 2 1 1 0 1
fanning five Yankee batters.
when they overcame an 8-1 son, and had won seven of 10
Paul rf
JHrrsn 3b
4 1
1 0
JosRys ss
Turner 3b
4 1 1 0
5 1 1 0
HBP—by Resop (Bay). WP—Veras, Parnell. PB—
deficit by scoring 10 times in Twins 8, Royals 2 AMcCt cf 5 2 2 2Beltran rf 4 2 2 4
Du.Brown. Balk—Veras.
Umpires—Home, Dana DeMuth;First, Paul Nauert- NOTES: Justin Maxwell sat
series as the visiting club. Walker 2b 5 1 2 4FrRdrg p 0 0 0 0
the eighth to beat Atlanta 11-8, KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mi- Overay 1b 4 0 0 0Bay lf 3 1 0 0
;Second, Doug Eddings;Third, Kerwin Danley. out a second consecutive game
The success looked like it Diaz lf 4 0 1 1Pagan cf 4 0 1 0
T—2:59. A—30,074 (41,800).
STATS LLC said. would continue early on. chael Cuddyer drove in two Cedeno ss 4 0 1 0RPauln c 4 0 1 0 Twins 8, Royals 2 after a collision Tuesday with
DBrwn c 3 1 0 0Harris pr 0 1 0 0
The often-excitable Collins Seven of the first 12 Pitts- runs, Anthony Swarzak pitched Mahlm p 3 0 2 0Pridie rf 0 0 0 0 Minnesota Kansas City the left field wall. Maxwell’s
Resop p 0 0 0 0Evans 1b 2 1 0 0 ab r h bi ab r h bi
was especially exuberant as the burgh batters singled off Mike six effective innings and the GJones ph 1 0 1 0Parnell p 0 0 0 0 Span cf 5 1 2 1 Gordon lf 5 0 2 0 .588 slugging percentage tops
ACasill 2b 4 1 1 0 MeCarr cf 4 1 1 0
Mets shook hands on the field, Pelfrey. Unlucky No. 13 was Minnesota Twins beat the Veras p
DMcCt p
0 0
0 0
Isrnghs p
Capuan ph
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 Mornea dh 5 1 1 0 Hosmer 1b 4 1 1 0 the International League,
Cuddyr 1b 5 0 1 2 Francr rf 4 0 3 2
shouting congratulations to his Walker, whose two-run shot in Kansas City Royals. Thole ph-c
RTejad 2b
0 1 0 0
3 1 1 3 Valenci 3b 5 1 0 1 Butler dh 3 0 0 0 while his 16 home runs trail
DYong lf 4 2 1 0 Betemt 3b 4 0 1 0
players and slapping them real the second inning sliced The Twins snapped a four- Pelfrey p 1 0 0 0
Revere rf 3 0 1 1 Aviles 2b 4 0 0 0 teammate Jorge Vazquez, who
Hairstn ph 1 0 1 0
hard on the back. through winds gusting up to 35 game losing streak and picked Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 RRiver c
Tolbert ss
3 1 1 1 Treanr c
3 1 2 1 AEscor ss
3 0 1 0
4 0 0 0 has 18.
The Mets’ beat-up bullpen mph and bounced off the bill- up their third victory in 13 ph-1b 1 0 1 1
Totals 37 810 7 Totals 35 2 9 2
Totals 39 814 8 Totals 32 9 9 8 Minnesota .......................... 106 000 100 — 8 The Yankees open an eight-
hung tough the final four in- boards overhanging the bull- games. Kansas City ....................... 100 010 000 — 2
Pittsburgh .......................... 331 000 001 — 8
E—Aviles (7). DP—Minnesota 1. LOB—Minnesota game stand at PNC Field to-
nings to salvage a split of the pens in right-center field. Minnesota sent 10 men to New York ........................... 003 004 02x — 9 7, Kansas City 9. 2B—Cuddyer (6), Revere (1), Tol-
four-game series. Jason Isring- the plate in a six-run third,
E—Diaz (1). LOB—Pittsburgh 6, New York 7. bert (5), Me.Cabrera (13), Francoeur 2 (15). night against Toledo. David
The deep home run gave the 2B—Beltran (18), Pagan (3). 3B—Paul (2). HR— 3B—Francoeur (2). SB—Revere (3). CS—Cud-
hausen (1-0) worked the eighth scoring four unearned runs Walker (7), Beltran (9). SB—Paul 2 (5), A.McCutch- Phelps (4-4, 3.50) is scheduled
Pirates a 6-0 lead through two en (11). CS—Paul (1). SF—R.Tejada.
dyer (1).
for the win, and Francisco innings, and they tacked on after Mike Aviles made a IP H R ER BB SO Minnesota to start for Scranton/Wilkes-
Pittsburgh Swarzak W,1-2........ 6 7 2 2 2 1
Rodriguez survived Neil Walk- another run in the third. Dusty throwing error. Denard Span, Maholm .................... 52⁄3 8 7 6 2 2 Mijares...................... 1 0 0 0 1 1 Barre versus Phil Coke, mak-
Resop BS,3-3.......... 11⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Al.Burnett ................. 1 1 0 0 0 0
er’s RBI single in the ninth for Brown drew a two-out walk, Matt Tolbert and Rene Rivera Veras L,1-2 .............. 2⁄3 1 2 2 4 0 Capps ....................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 ing his first appearance for the
D.McCutchen .......... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Kansas City
his 16th save. advanced to second on pitcher had RBI singles and Cuddyer New York O’Sullivan L,2-5....... 22⁄3 8 7 3 2 1 Mud Hens since his reassign-
Pelfrey ...................... 5 10 7 7 1 3 Adcock ..................... 41⁄3 2 1 1 2 1
It was 7-all when Ronny Paul Maholm’s base hit and hit a run-scoring double. Byrdak ...................... 1 1 0 0 0 0 ment from Detroit.


Duquesne’s Everhart withdraws name from PSU coaching search

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Du- rector Tim Curley on Tuesday at an per year. last season. at McNeese State and Northeast- made the NCAA in his17 years as a
quesne coach Ron Everhart with- undisclosed location. He was in the TheNittanyLionsarecomingoff Chambers and Jeter have also in- ern after playing at Virginia Tech, Division I coach. So, there is defi-
drew his name from consideration mix along with Milwaukee’s Rob a 19-15 season in which they ad- terviewed, and both have the back- clearly wants to finish what he nitely work still to be done in Pitts-
for the same job at Penn State on Jeter and Boston University’s Pat vanced to the NCAA tournament. ing of some powerful college bas- started with the Dukes. He inherit- burgh.
Thursday. Chambers for the position left va- But the new coach will inherit a re- ketball voices. Chambers, a former edateamthatwent3-24in2005-06, Interestingly enough, Everhart
Everhart, 49, who has led the cated by Ed DeChellis, who took buildingprojectasgraduationswill Villanova assistant, has Wildcats and has had only one losing season and Duquesne lost to Penn State,
Dukes to four consecutive winning the same job at Navy last week. give the roster a decidedly new coach Jay Wright in his corner. And since. 77-73,onDec.4attheBryceJordan
regular seasons and three straight Everhart is 83-74 at Duquesne, look next season. Among the de- Jeter,aformerWisconsinassistant, ButtheDukeshavenotmadethe Center in State College. And the
postseason appearances, inter- and has three years remaining on a partures will be guard Talor Battle, has Badgers coach Bo Ryan in his. NCAA tournament since the 1976- two teams will face each other
viewed with Penn State athletic di- contract that pays him $400,000 who averaged 20.2 points per game Everhart, who has also coached 77 season, and Everhart has never again this season in Pittsburgh.



Tigers leave no doubt Continued from Page 1B

Class 3A pitchers in the dis-

Dallas’ Kristen Baker struck
Kyle Custer’s leadoff blast “That was about the best I’ve felt, well, ever.” out six in as many innings but
was plagued by walks, allowing
triggers outburst. Healey Tunkhannock pitcher Mike Healey five free passes. The Mountain-
slams door on district title. after throwing a one-hit shutout eers’ pitching and defense,
and missing a perfect game by just one batter Weston said, is what forced the
Cougars to be aggressive on
MOOSIC -- They came within the base paths.
“When you’re facing a kid
an out of their season ending on
like Baker, you got to make
Tuesday. On Thursday, the Tunk-
things happen some times. You
hannock Tigers weren’t going to R E C E N T And it wasn’t just Kyle Custer can either live by the sword or
leave any doubt. D I S T R I C T 2 coming through at the plate, as die by the sword. You take
Kyle Custer led off the game for B A S E B A L L seven different Tigers came up risks; you get lucky. And we
the Tigers in style, sending the T I T L E G A M E S with at least a hit. were fortunate that we did.”
fourth pitch he saw over the wall CLASS 4A Virginia recruit Mike Papi had Baker’s counterpart on the
in right field at PNC Field for a 2011 .................................Williamsport 8, Scranton 3
2010............................Scranton 10, Hazleton Area 8
an RBI double and drew three mound – Valley View’s Gina
home run that electrified the 2009...............Wyoming Valley West 11, Scranton 1
2008..........Williamsport 7, Wyoming Valley West 6
walks, one with the bases loaded. Chieffallo – proved just as dom-
home dugout. 2007 ....Wyoming Valley West 7, Wallenpaupack 6 Rich Condeelis drove in two inant. Chieffallo fanned nine in
And that solo shot was all Mike 2011 ...................Tunkhannock 10, West Scranton 0 with a double with a third run seven innings, did not give up a
2010 ...............................Tunkhannock 4, Coughlin 1
Healey needed in a 10-0, six-in- 2009.....................Abington Heights 4, Crestwood 2 coming around to score on the walk and allowed just an infield
ning rout of West Scranton in the 2008 ...................................Berwick 11, Honesdale 0
2007................................Pittston Area 4, Coughlin 1 play because of a bobble. That ground ball hit by Mary Kate
District 2 Class 3A champion- CLASS 2A
2011 .................Lake-Lehman 13, Holy Redeemer 5
fueled a six-run second inning, Osick in the fourth inning.
ship. 2010 ..........................Meyers 14, Holy Redeemer 13 with three more following in the She had movement on her
2009 ............................Lakeland 12, Lake-Lehman 5
Tunkhannock’s ace was dom- 2008 ............................Scranton Prep 4, Dunmore 2 third. high fastball, forcing several
inant on the hill, missing a per-
2007....................Lake-Lehman 8, Mountain View 3
CLASS A Up next for Tunkhannock is a Mountaineer batters to swing
fect game by just one batter, fin-
2011.......................Old Forge 8, Lackawanna Trail 3
2010.......................Old Forge 1, Lackawanna Trail 0 date with District 4 champ Jersey outside of the strike zone.
ishing with a complete-game, 2009......................Old Forge 9, Lackawanna Trail 5
Shore on Monday in the state “In a game like this, you’ve
2008.................................Old Forge 17, Northwest 2
one-hit shutout to capture the Ti- 2007.................................Old Forge 19, Northwest 6 tournament, with the time and got to give yourself a chance
and we didn’t give ourselves a
gers’ second straight district District 2 site to be determined.
chance,” said Dallas coach
crown. But there will be at least a little
Joyce Tinner. “We swung at a
Healey struck out seven and time to savor this one, particular- lot of bad pitches, and that’s a
didn’t allow a walk while facing pitcher I’ve ever been around. ... ly Healey’s dominance. credit to (Chieffallo).”
JASON RIEDMILLER/FOR THE TIMES LEADER just one batter over the mini- He’s always got control, but to- “Oh my God,” Gary Custer The Mountaineers featured
Nanticoke’s Angie Hillan rounds 2nd on her way to a run. mum. night he was bringing the BBs. said. “Healey -- I’m so damn five four-year starters who won
“That was about the best I’ve “He was locked in. We were all proud of that kid. He pitched a three division winners, two dis-
felt, well, ever,” Healey said after locked in.” gem. That’s the best game he’s trict championships and

Nanticoke falls
collecting another gold medal. Very much so. thrown all year. He was on top of starred in the District 2 title
The UConn recruit had res- It started with Healey setting it. Great command of the curve- game every season. In the four
cued the second-seeded Tigers in the fourth-seeded Invaders (15-4) ball and fastball. That’s why he’s years, they accumulated a 56-
Tuesday’s semifinals, blasting a down in order in the top of the going to UConn.” 17 record.
two-out, two-run homer in the first. And the party began when Tunkhannock 10, West Scran-

in district final
bottom of the seventh to beat Custer cleared the fence in the Ti- ton 0 (6 inn.) Dallas
Valley View 1, Dallas 0
Valley View
West Scranton Tunkhannock
Abington Heights 5-4. gers’ first at-bat. ab r h bi ab r h bi
KBaker p
a r h bi
3 0 0 0 Aniska ss
a r h bi
3 0 0 0
Pirritano, cf 3 0 0 0 K.Custer, cf 4 3 4 1
Healey said that game and how “It felt good off the bat, but I Forsette, ss 2 0 0 0 Saylor, 1b 3 2 2 2 Santarelli
Schrodr, p-rf 2 0 0 0 Papi, ss 1 1 1 2 Kohli ss 3 0 0 0 lf 2 1 1 0
it ended was almost overwhelm- thought it was gonna go foul at Richards, c 2 0 0 0 Healey, p 4 0 0 0 Konopki 1b 3 0 0 0 Mecca 2b 2 0 0 0
Osick cf 3 0 1 0 Rossi rf 3 0 0 0
ing for the Tigers (16-2). But by first,” Custer said. “But it felt Fletcher, rf-p
Dunning, 1b
0 0
1 0
Zaner, 2b 0 0 0 0
Condels, dh 2 1 2 2 Santarelli
TBaker dp 3 0 0 0 1b 1 0 0 0
the time Thursday’s game rolled good off the bat.” Repshis, lf
Zaccheo, 3b
0 0
0 0
Ash, pr
Cline, dh
0 0 0 0
2 0 0 0 Shaver lf 3 0 0 0 Cholish pr 0 0 0 0
around, there weren’t any linger- His father and head coach had Rogan, p 1 0 0 0 W.Custer, c 2 1 1 0 Comitz 2b
Roberts c
2 0 0 0 Pearce 3b 2 0 0 0
2 0 0 0 Iyoob cf 2 0 0 0
Nidoh, 2b 2 0 0 0 McClain, 3b 1 3 0 0
Unbeaten Elk Lake scores R E C E N T ing nerves. a different feeling when he first Goodwin, lf
Lee, rf
3 1 1 0
3 1 0 0 Kelley 3b 1 0 0 0 dp
1 0 0 0
D I S T R I C T 2 Between Custer’s leadoff saw the ball launched. Missal rf 0 0 0 0 Fazio dp 1 0 0 0
twice in bottom of seventh Totals 19 0 1 0 Totals 281013 7 McElroy c 2 0 0 0
S O F T B A L L homer and Healey’s excellence, “Disbelief,” Gary Custer said West Scranton......................... 000 000 — 0 Chieffallo
to eliminate Trojanettes. T I T L E G A M E S things turned fun for Tunkhan- with a big laugh. “He came out of
Tunkhannock........................... 153 001
2B -- McClain, Papi, KCuster; HR -- KCuster
— 10
Totals 23 0 1 0 Totals
p 0 0 0 0
19 1 1 0
IP H R ER BB SO Dallas ............................... 000 000 0 — 0
CLASS 4A nock in a hurry. his shell today. He’s been strug- West Scranton Valley View ...................... 100 000 X — 1
Schroeder (L) ........... 1.1 4 6 5 4 1
2011....................Williamsport 1, Wallenpaupack 0
2010..............Hazleton Area 3, Delaware Valley 0
“I can’t even tell you -- playing gling on and off a little bit -- he’s Fletcher ..................... 3 8 3 3 1 5 Dallas
By JOHN ERZAR 2009 ..........................Hazleton Area 4, Scranton 3
2008..............Delaware Valley 1, Hazleton Area 0
behind (Healey) has to be one of been a Punch-and-Judy-type hit- Logan.........................
1 1 1 0 3 0 KBaker (L).............. 6 1 1 0 5 6
Valley View 2007.......Williamsport 4, Wyoming Valley West 0 the best things in the world,” said ter all year long, but today he was Healey (W)................ 6 1 0 0 0 7 Chieffallo (W) ........ 7 1 0 0 0 9
SCRANTON – Just when ex- 2011.....................................Valley View 1, Dallas 0 Custer, who finished 4-for-4 and back to how he was playing as a
2010...................................Valley View 11, Dallas 1
tra innings seemed imminent, 2009..........................Dallas 3, Abington Heights 0 added a double. “He is the best sophomore.”
that break – the kind that can be 2008 ............Dallas 7, Abington Heights 5 (9 inn.)
2007 ................Abington Heights 7, Valley View 0
so decisive – appeared Thurs- CLASS 2A
2011 ...................................Elk Lake 2, Nanticoke 1
Swoyersville scores win
2010...................................Nanticoke 3, Elk Lake 0
2009..................................Elk Lake 4, Northwest 2
And with it, Nanticoke’s 2008 .............................Nanticoke 2, Carbondale 1
2007...............................Lakeland 3, Carbondale 1
hopes for another state softball CLASS A
championship disappeared.
2011 .................Old Forge 7, Blue Ridge 3 (8 inn.)
2010...............................Old Forge 2, Blue Ridge 1
HAZLETON -- Tommy Alex-
Elk Lake rallied for two runs 2009 ..............................Old Forge 3, Blue Ridge 2 ander went 2-for-4 and scored a
2008 ..............................Old Forge 1, Blue Ridge 0
in the bottom of the seventh, the 2007 ..............................Blue Ridge 9, Old Forge 4 pair of runs to lead Swoyers-
second scoring on a two-out er- ville to the 3-1 victory over Ha-
ror, as the Warriors ended Nanti- zleton in American Legion
coke’s reign with a 2-1 victory in cy reached on an error in the baseball on Tuesday.
the District 2 Class 2A cham- third and was eventually strand- Joe Pechulis had a pair of
pionship game at Marywood RBI for the winners.
ed at third. Swoyersville Hazleton
University. Nanticoke came back to score Alexander rf
h bi
2 0 Stanek 3b
a r h bi
3 0 1 0
“We told them in the seventh in the top of the fourth. Ang Hill-
Leonard ss
Lewis ph
1 0
0 0
Bayzick p
Barletta cf
4 0 0 0
4 0 1 0
inning that we’re looking to tie Pechulis dh 4 0 1 2 Benyl ss 2 0 0 0
man bunted her way on with Wilson p 0 0 0 0 Gimbi rf 3 0 0 0
the game up and go extra in- Clocker 3b 2 0 0 0 Sesch lf 0 0 0 0
nings,” said Elk Lake coach To- one out. Bertoni followed with a Sabol 1b 3 0 0 0 Chirico dh 2 1 0 0
Zielen cf 1 0 0 0 Vigna 1b 3 0 0 0
ny Blaisure, who posted his lined double just over the head Rubowski
Duffy 2b 2 0 1 0 c 3 0 1 1
400th career victory earlier in of first baseman Kelsey Mitch- Usefara lf
Hogan lf
1 0 0 0 Kline 2b
1 0 0 0
2 0 0 0

the season. “Not win it, just tie ell. Yuhas rf

Shillabeer c
1 0 0 0
2 0 0 0
it.” The ball hugged the foul line Totals 25 3 5 2 Totals 26 1 3 1
Swoyersville ...................... 002 010 0 — 3
Elk Lake, which won the title before rolling into the corner, al- Hazleton ............................. 000 100 0 — 1
in 2009, improved to 17-0 and lowing Hillman to score easily.
2B – Alexander, Rubowski
will play District 11 champion Bertoni went to third on the
Wilson (W).............. 3 2 0 0 2 5
Pen Argyl (17-7) on Monday in AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER Sabol ....................... 2.1 1 1 1 4 2
throw home, but like Marcy end- Pechulis .................. 1.2 0 0 0 2 1
the first round of the PIAA Class Tunkhannock’s Mike Papi (26), Kyle Custer (15) and Ty Saylor (2) celebrate three runs. Hazleton
ed up stuck there. Bayzick (L) .............. 6 5 3 2 3 1
3A tournament. Nanticoke end- Conchen ................. 1 0 0 0 2 2
ed its season at 17-1. Bertoni also was stranded at
“Sometimes it just doesn’t go second in the sixth when she hit

your way,” said Nanticoke coach a rare infield double with one ern, led by doubles from Domin-
Gary Williams, whose team lost out. Her pop-up just in front of ick Policare and Christian Cho-
for only the second time in two the second base bag swirled in man, the latter of which brought
years. the harsh wind as Elk Lake Scott Bean on for the final two
Continued from Page 1B
“You play enough one-run shortstop Tyler and second outs in the seventh.
games, you’re bound to lose one baseman Bri Hollenbeck lost sixth, as Dan Byorick hit a two- That put the Knights through
sooner or later.” out RBI single before Eric Ring- to the 2A state tournament,
their bearings and let the ball
The loss didn’t look like it sdorf scored on a wild pitch. A where they will face District 4
would happen in the bottom of drop. walk loaded the bases, but Leh- champ Danville on Monday at a
the seventh. Elk Lake’s Brooke Nanticoke also left runners on man starter Tyler McGovern (6 time and District 4 site to be de-
Darling started the frame with a first and second with two outs in 1/3 IP, six strikeouts) buckled termined.
double to the left field fence, the fifth. down and got a grounder to sec- Redeemer finished the year at
quite a feat considering how “I thought we put the ball in ond to keep the Black Knights’ 11-8, losing in the district finals
strong the wind was blowing in play,” Williams said, “but give lead at three. As they did all for the second straight season.
from left. them a lot of credit. I heard their game, the Knights (18-1) respon- “It’s not a good feeling,” Ritsick
Casey Tyler followed with a defense was shaky, but they ded. Curt Barbacci (2-for-3, three said. “It’s great to be here, but it’s
triple to right, scoring pinch played better defense than I ex- RBI) hit a two-run triple in the tough to finish second two years
runner Debbie Harvey to tie the bottom of the sixth before Math- in a row.”
pected. They did a good job.”
score 1-1. The next two batters Nanticoke Elk Lake ers cashed in, turning a tenuous
a r h bi a r h bi
tried to bunt, but after two Gow ss 3 0 0 0 Baltzley c 3 0 1 0 three-run advantage into the AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER District 2 Class 2A championship
Hillan cf 3 1 1 0 Moon 3b 3 0 0 0
strikes Nanticoke pitcher Sarah Bertoni p 3 0 2 1 Hollnbck 2b 3 0 1 0 Knights’ biggest lead of the day. Holy Redeemer catcher Joel Peterlin misses a bad throw allowing at PNC Field
Lake-Lehman 13, Holy Redeemer 5
Bertoni struck out the first Gola 3b
Benjamin rf
0 0
0 0
Darling p
Harvey pr
3 0 1 0
0 1 0 0
“The kids answered the bell. ... Lake Lehman’s Curtis Barbacci to slide home. Holy Redeemer Lake-Lehman
ab r h bi ab r h bi
swinging and the other looking. Roberts 1b
Wolfe c
1 0
0 0
Tyler ss
Watkins rf
3 1 1 1
3 0 0 0
Every time (Redeemer) put some Mallof, cf 3 0 1 0 Murphy, lf 3 0 0 0
Policare, 2b 4 1 0 0 Crtr, pr-2b 0 1 0 0
That left Kayla Marcy, who hit Kwiatkski runs up, we responded,” LeValley away. ing error following a strikeout to Ruch, 3b-p 4 1 1 0 Evrtt, 2b-lf 3 2 2 0
Schinski 2b 2 0 0 0 dp 2 0 0 0 Choman, 1b 2 1 0 0 Mathers, ss 5 1 2 5
a grounder that resulted in an Parkhurst said. Reliever Pat Condo got out of a make it 6-3. Ritsick, p 2 0 0 0 McGvrn, p 5 0 1 1
Kowalski lf 3 0 1 0 pr 0 0 0 0 Condo, p 1 1 0 0 Yursha, cf 3 2 1 0
error to score Tyler. Marcy lf 2 0 0 0 The Knights got started in the bases-loaded jam in the bottom of Lehman answered in the home Cavngh, p-3b 0 0 0 0 Bean, 1b-p 0 0 0 0
Gacha cf 1 0 0 0
Marcy couldn’t describe her Mitchell 1b 0 0 0 0 second getting a leadoff triple the third to keep the deficit at six half with RBI singles from Cole Tsevdos, lf 0 0 0 0 Paulsks, dh 4 1 1 0
Ringsdorf, dh 4 1 1 1 CoBrbcc, c 4 3 3 2
feelings when she was called Totals 26 1 5 1 Totals 23 2 4 1 from Zack Yursha, followed by before Redeemer broke through. Barbacci and Troy Shurites to go Peterlin, c
Trimblett, ph
2 0 0 0 CuBrbcc, 3b 3 2 2 3
1 0 0 0 Shurites, rf 4 1 1 2
Nanticoke .............................. 000 100 0 — 1
safe. Elk Lake ................................ 000 000 2 — 2 back-to-back RBI singles from After loading the bases with no back up by five. Boyrick, rf 3 0 0 0
Dunsmuir, ss 3 0 1 1
“It was a whole bunch of ev- Two out when winning run scored.
E – Nanticoke 2, Elk Lake 1. DP – Nanticoke 1,
Cole and Curt Barbacci. outs, the Royals looked to get the “We never felt like we were out Totals 30 5 6 2 Totals 34131313
Holy Redeemer ................... 000 302 0 — 5
erything,” Marcy said. Elk Lake 1. LOB – Nanticoke 5, Elk Lake 3. 2B – Mathers hit his bases-clearing big hit they needed when Ring- of the game,” Royals coach Chris Lake-Lehman ...................... 060 205 x — 13
Until then, Elk Lake hadn’t Bertoni 2, Darling. 3B – Tyler. SAC – Gacha, Mar-
triple and McGovern brought sdorf sent a sharp drive that ap- Ritsick said. “But every time we 2B -- Policare, Choman, Everett; 3B -- Yursha,
Mathers, CuBarbacci
done much offensively, manag- IP H R ER BB SO him home with a single for a 6-0 peared to land on the chalk of the answered, they had an answer Holy Redeemer
ing just two hits through the Bertoni L .................. 6.2 4 2 1 2 5 lead. first-base line but was ruled foul. back for us. That’s what good Ritsick (L) ................. 1.2 6 6 2 1 3
Elk Lake Condo....................... 3.2 4 4 4 4 6
first six innings. Darling W................. 7.0 5 1 1 1 9 But the Royals had posted a big Ringsdorf ended up bringing a teams do.” Cavanaugh............... 0.1 1 2 2 0 0
Ruch ......................... 0.1 2 1 1 0 0
The closest the Warriors rally in last season’s district title run home on a groundout before The potent Redeemer offense Lake-Lehman
McGovern (W)......... 6.1 6 0 0 3 6
came to scoring was when Mar- game and weren’t about to go two more runs scored on a throw- managed six hits against McGov- Bean ......................... 0.2 0 0 0 0 0


McElroy, Riley tied for lead in Memorial

By DOUG FERGUSON weather has been spectacular, and it ley said. “And today, I didn’t have time to McIlroy likes to play the game through
AP Golf Writer showed in the scoring on a well-mani- think. The pace of play was so good and I the air, the brand of golf most often seen
DUBLIN, Ohio — Rory McIlroy only cured course. didn’t stand around and think about in America.
gets to play three regular PGA Tour Chris DiMarco and Josh Teater were shots. I just played golf.” But he doesn’t get out as often.
events this year. He showed Thursday at 67, followed by a large group at 68 that This is the last tournament for McIlroy By giving up his PGA Tour member-
why the Memorial Tournament was one included Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson, before the U.S. Open, a chance for the ship, he is allowed to play only 10 tourna-
of them. Stewart Cink and Rickie Fowler, the run- No. 6 player in the world to atone for his ments. That includes the four majors and
On a Muirfield Village course that al- ner-up at the Memorial last year. 80 in the final round that cost him a three World Golf Championships, with
ready ranks among his favorites, McIlroy Fifty-one players in the 120-man field chance to win the Masters. That collapse The Players Championship not counting
had a birdie putt on his last eight holes broke par. hasn’t stayed with him long. He was third against his number — although McIlroy
and converted half of them on his way to Luke Donald, in his debut as the No. 1 the next week in Malaysia, and while he chose not to play this year.
a 6-under 66 to join Chris Riley in the player in the world ranking, recovered missed the cut while defending his title And that’s probably not going to
lead after the first round. from a slow start by making four straight at Quail Hollow, he reached the quarter- change soon.
McIlroy hit the ball so pure that he birdies toward the end of his round for a finals of the World Match Play in Spain. “Even if I did win, I still probably
shot 32 on the front nine despite missing 70. He played with Masters champion And now, the U.S. Open beckons — wouldn’t take my card up,” McIlroy said.
three birdie putts inside 8 feet. Charl Schwartzel and four-time major along with a chance to win on another “As a European and playing in some Eu-
“A great way to start the tournament,” champion Phil Mickelson, who each had stronger course in America. ropean events over the summer, like the
McIlroy said. a 72. Mickelson did that without making “This is one of my favorite weeks of the French Open and the Irish Open, we have
The 22-year-old from Northern Ire- a single birdie on the par 5s. year, one of my favorite courses,” McIl- a very busy summer of golf. And I felt like
land narrowly made the cut at Went- Riley was in the first group to play in roy said. “I feel as if it really does set up after the PGA last year at Whistling
worth in the BMW PGA Championship the morning and relied heavily on his well for me. I like these sort of golf cours- Straits, I wanted to take a couple of
and wound up in a tie for 24th. Asked the putter to take advantage of the smooth es, the likes of here and Akron (Fire- weeks off just to refresh. You couldn’t re-
difference between last week and this greens, although scoring conditions stone) and Quail Hollow. And I’m swing- ally do it. You had a week off and then AP PHOTO
week, he replied, “It’s about 30 degrees were not much different in the after- ing well, I’m hitting it good and I’m holi- straight to the (FedEx Cup) playoffs. It Rory McIlroy putts on the ninth hole,
warmer.” noon. ng a few putts. Hopefully, I can keep it go- was a lot of golf over a short period of his last, during the first round of the
A tournament known for its sloppy “The less I think, the better I play,” Ri- ing for the next three days.” time.” Memorial golf tournament.

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BCS to explain itself to the Justice Department

The Associated Press Hancock said he agreed to pro- a national champion complies ment’s request for a meeting. 1998, has improved access to break up the BCS, “ ... I suspect
WASHINGTON — The Jus- vide one, but that no date has with antitrust laws. “We take seriously any connec- such bowls for those other five what we will do is go right back
tice Department’s antitrust divi- been set yet. But NCAA President Mark tion in Washington, and we’re conferences. According to the to the old bowl system and the
sion will meet with the BCS this “We view it as an opportunity Emmert responded in a letter certainly taking this seriously,” BCS, schools from those confer- conferences will make their deals
summer, following up on con- to make it clear that the BCS was last month that the department’s he said. “But I view it as an op- ences played in such bowls only — the same things we used to
cerns the department raised with crafted very carefully with anti- questions were best directed to portunity, because we’re confi- six times in 54 years, while under have.
the NCAA about college foot- trust laws in mind,” Hancock the BCS. dent that the BCS is on strong le- the BCS, it happened seven times “Then it will give (the media)
ball’s postseason format. said. Critics who have urged the de- gal ground.” in the past seven years. Hancock the opportunity to write edito-
Bowl Championship Series ex- The Justice Department ini- partment to investigate the BCS Under the BCS, the champions said the system has done a better rials about how we should have a
ecutive director Bill Hancock tially raised its concerns with the contend it unfairly gives some of six conferences have automat- job pitting the top two teams in a playoff system or bring the BCS
told the Associated Press on NCAA, asking why there wasn’t a schools preferential access to the ic bids to play in top-tier bowl championship game. back.”
Thursday that a Justice Depart- playoff for college football’s high- title game and lucrative, top-tier games; the other five conferences Texas A&M athletic director Hancock said the meeting will
ment attorney last week asked est level and said there were “se- bowls at the end of the season. don’t. Bill Byrne said at the Big 12 be the first the BCS has had with
for a voluntary background brief- rious questions” about whether Hancock said he wasn’t con- But Hancock said that the meetings in Kansas City that if the department at least since he
ing on how the BCS operates. the current format to determine cerned with the Justice Depart- BCS, which was established in the Justice Department were to joined the organization in 2005.


Lockout Burrows avoids

imminent penalty for biting
Court of Appeals to conduct By GREG BEACHAM
AP Sports Writer
hearing today that could
VANCOUVER, British Colum-
prove to be pivotal.. bia — The Vancouver Canucks
don’t understand the big fuss
about a little bite. STANLEY CUP FINALS
By BARRY WILNER Neither did the NHL.
AP Pro Football Writer Vancouver forward Alex Bur- (Best-of-7)
From mediated talks to argu- rows avoided a suspension in the Vancouver 1, Boston 0
Wednesday, June 1: Vancouver 1,
ments before an appeals court, Stanley Cup finals Thursday Boston 0
the NFL’s labor dispute has reac- when league officials decided Saturday: Boston at Vancouver, 8
hed another critical stage. they couldn’t prove he deliberate- p.m.
The league and its players com- ly bit the finger of Boston’s Pa- Monday: Vancouver at Boston, 8
pleted three straight days of not- AP PHOTO trice Bergeron during the Ca- p.m.
so-secret negotiations Thursday, Miami’s Dwyane Wade dribbles as Dallas Mavericks’ DeShawn Stevenson defends during Thurs- nucks’ series-opening 1-0 victory. Wednesday: Vancouver at Boston,
8 p.m.
and now head for the 8th Circuit day’s Game 2 of the NBA finals. Although the Bruins weren’t
x-June 10: Boston at Vancouver, 8
Court of Appeals in St. Louis for a terribly happy about NHL disci- p.m.

Bosh enjoying a higher level

hearing that could prove pivotal plinarian Mike Murphy’s deci- x-June 13: Vancouver at Boston, 8
in the nearly three-month lock- sion, both teams realize they’ve p.m.
out. got bigger issues than the after- x-June 15: Boston at Vancouver, 8
The three-judge panel will ulti- the-whistle shenanigans that p.m.
mately decide whether the lock- happen constantly in the NHL,
out should continue, and NFL By STEVEN WINE wood said. “I was like, ’No, I’m Howard waited 6,180 days to particularly under playoff inten- “I’m over it,” Bergeron said
Commissioner Roger Goodell AP Sports Writer good Shaq, but thanks for play in a finals game. The Heat sity. Thursday after the Bruins’ work-
and union chief DeMaurice MIAMI — Chris Bosh stood offering.”’ hope it was worth it. After all, players have been bit- out. “I’m looking forward to the
Smith, among others, are expect- before a backdrop filled with The Mavs’ Dirk Nowitzki Howard was drafted in 1994 ing, gouging, facewashing, el- next game. We’ve got to get back
ed to be inside the courtroom to- logos that advertised the NBA also admired O’Neal for his and has made the NBA’s title bowing, grabbing, spearing — in the series. Like I said last
day. finals, delighted to be so close personality. round for the first time. He’s in and don’t forget punching — night, it’s the league’s decision,
Training camps, meanwhile, to his first championship ring. “Over the years, being in the his 17th season, which is why since probably the first period of and I’ve got to let them make it. ...
normally would open in about “You know the situation, same locker room in the All- teammates have been known the first game after Canada in- I don’t want to whine about that
seven weeks, but this, of course, because they put ‘The Finals’ Star games, he’s one of the to yell “17!” when he does vented hockey. stuff. I don’t care.”
is no normal year for pro football. everywhere,” Bosh said with a funniest characters this league something well. “That’s how French guys say After the game, Bergeron de-
Ben Leber, one of 10 plaintiffs chuckle. has ever seen,” Nowitzki said. Coach Erik Spoelstra said hello to one another,” joked Alex- clared Burrows had bitten him
on the still-pending antitrust law- Bosh joined the Miami Heat “He always had something Howard has been a key all andre Bolduc, who centered the while they scuffled after the first-
suit against the league, said the last summer because he want- funny to say, always made you season, even if he plays spar- Canucks’ fourth line in Game 1. period buzzer, even showing his
players haven’t discussed a spe- ed to play on a team with a smile, made you laugh.” ingly. “You want to show respect, you bandaged right index finger and
cific drop-dead date for reaching serious shot at a title. In his O’Neal announced his retire- “He has been invaluable to put your fingers in someone’s saying he planned to take anti-
an agreement to ensure the on- seven seasons with the Toron- ment Wednesday. this group because of his veter- mouth.” biotics.
time start of training camps. But to Raptors, they reached the LIKING LEBRON: LeBron an experience, his leadership,” Daniel and Henrik Sedin were In the television replay that
he said it’s necessary to have a playoffs only twice and lost in James may have lost some fans Spoelstra said. “The guys relieved that such a silly incident seemingly played on an infinite
date to reach a deal. the first round both times. last summer when he left respect him. And they did didn’t sideline their linemate loop in Vancouver’s bars and res-
“Both sides have a day, wheth- Now he’s in the “The Finals” Cleveland for Miami. He’s from the very first day of train- early in what’s shaping up as a taurants Wednesday night, Ber-
er they want to make it public or against Dallas. making up for that now, espe- ing camp.” gritty, goalie-dominated series geron’s gloved right index finger
not,” Leber said. “The biggest “I’m noticing how the level cially in the social media FINAL GAME 1 NUMBERS: heading into Game 2 on Saturday sure appeared to go into Bur-
challenge is going to lie with of play changes,” Bosh said. sense. ESPN and ABC released the night. rows’ mouth. Bergeron claimed
whose day is going to come up “I’m trying to be the best I can James had the No. 1 selling final viewing numbers for Roberto Luongo shut out the Burrows then bit down on him,
first. Once it got to this point, I be, elevating my game and jersey in the NBA this season, Game 1, and as the overnight Bruins with 36 saves, and Bos- but Burrows denied it.
think it was just a good guess intensity and becoming a bet- and he’s been getting some ratings released Wednesday ton’s Tim Thomas matched him “It’s too bad that something
based on most corporate labor ter player.” new fans in the postseason as suggested, it was a ratings hit. in a penalty-plagued game featur- like that has to happen in the
disputes that nothing was going Bosh has indeed risen to the well. His Facebook page had Game 1 of the Dallas-Miami ing six power plays for each team. Stanley Cup finals,” Julien said.
to get done until the 11th hour. occasion. Going into Game 2 5.8 million fans at the end of series was watched in Raffi Torres finally scored with “I think there’s better ways of re-
Now it depends on which 11th on Thursday night, he was the regular season, and as of 7 10,475,000 households and 18.5 seconds to play, giving Van- solving issues than getting to
hour gets here first.” averaging 18.6 points and 8.9 p.m. Thursday, 7,009,808 couver a series-opening victory that.”
drew 15,171,000 viewers, ac-
Goodell and owners Jerry rebounds per game in the people had clicked “like” on and the accompanying 77 per- Bergeron scoffed at the notion
cording to Nielsen. It was
Jones, Robert Kraft and John Ma- playoffs. More important, the his Facebook page. cent historic probability of win- he had deliberately put his finger
Tuesday night’s highest-rated
ra were among those joined in a Heat were 13-3. That’s more than the pop- ning its first Stanley Cup title. in Burrows’ mouth. Both players
program and drew more than 1
Chicago suburb by Smith and a “You see what basketball in ulations of 38 U.S. states. And “We need him out there,” said had their gloves in each other’s
million more viewers than
group of players, including this league is about, getting a according to PageData, which NHL scoring champion Daniel face at different points of the scuf-
Game 1 of the Celtics-Lakers
NFLPA president Kevin Mawae, taste of a championship run, tracks the metrics of Facebook Sedin, who took eight shots with- fle.
series last year.
before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ar- getting every team’s best, popularity, James has one of out a goal in Game 1. “He plays in “We were both facewashing
thur Boylan. Both sides issued competing on such a high level the top 200 pages in the social every situation. Big part of this each other, and I didn’t need to
social media engagement and
statements saying they would and in a dogfight every time media world. team. Obviously, we’re happy to put my finger in his mouth,” Ber-
management company says
honor a court-ordered confiden- you’re on the court,” Bosh EYE ON THE OTHER FI- have him inside the rink.” geron said. “Why would I do
tiality agreement. Boylan then said. “It brings a lot of emo- NALS: The NHL is playing its the Heat have more Facebook Burrows wasn’t made available that?”
canceled mediation sessions tions out of you.” championship round, and fans, but the Mavericks’ Face- to reporters after the Canucks’ Although fighting usually
scheduled for Tuesday and A Dallas native, Bosh said Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki is pull- book fans are more active. light practice Thursday at the drops in the postseason, old-time
Wednesday in Minneapolis. he has turned off his cell ing for the Vancouver Canucks The company’s data show University of British Columbia. hockey never goes out of style.
A person with knowledge of phone and will limit time with over the Boston Bruins. the Heat with 2.9 million fans, The Bruins refused to get indig- Scrums and shoving matches
the talks told The Associated family when the series moves Nowitzki even had a video with 159,491 or 5.5 percent nant about the NHL’s decision, have occurred after any whistle
Press that the term “settlement to Texas for Game 3 on Sun- message wishing the team active. The Mavs have 659,743 with Boston coach Claude Julien involving physical play through-
negotiations” doesn’t necessarily day. good luck that was played fans, with 74,621 or 11.3 per- cautioning his players against out the 22-season career of Mark
mean an agreement is near. The “He’s able to compartmen- during the first intermission of cent active. whining about a single play in a Recchi, Boston’s veteran for-
person, speaking on condition of talize things,” coach Erik Game 1 of the Stanley Cup The analysis, done by the chippy game. ward.
anonymity because of the judge’s Spoelstra said. “He keeps finals on Wednesday night. company FanGager, is based
confidentiality order, said cancel- things on an even keel. But He’s pulling for them in part on the overall percentage of
ing next week’s sessions was sim- don’t mistake that for a lack of because defenseman Christian fans who post comments and
ply a way to keep the process as competitiveness. He has a Ehrhoff is a fellow German. participate in activities at the
private as possible. burning fire inside of him. It “I never even met him, but social network.
More likely than another took me a little bit by surprise. obviously I’m aware of his McINTYRE HONORED:
round of mediated talks with He’s one of the more compet- German background,” Nowitz- NBA executive Brian McIn-
Boylan would be a similar secret itive players I’ve ever been ki said. “He had a great game tyre, who is in his 33rd season
meeting without him — between around.” yesterday and they won Game in the league office, has been
just the league and players, who SHAQ FANS: Mavericks 1 and I watched it. They found selected to receive the 2011
have been locked out since center Brendan Haywood was a way to win.” John W. Bunn Lifetime
March 12. always a fan of Shaquille Nowitzki was told that the Achievement Award by the
In the past, a clandestine ap- O’Neal, and not just because Bruins have a German defense- Naismith Memorial Basketball
proach has helped negotiations. the 15-time All-Star center man, too — Dennis Seiden- Hall of Fame.
Such meetings between former once offered him a loan. berg. The award is the most pres-
union executive director Gene “I remember meeting him “Oh yeah?” Nowitzki said. tigious award presented by the
Upshaw and former Commis- on the elevator my rookie year Asked if he might send Sei- Hall aside from enshrinement. AP PHOTO
sioner Paul Tagliabue often led to and he asked me, ’Are you denberg a message, Nowitzki McIntyre is now senior com- Bruins goalie Tim Thomas makes asave during practice for the
progress on a new collective bar- good? Is your family good? Do laughed and said no. munications adviser to com- NHL Stanley Cup Finals in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Thurs-
gaining agreement. you need any money?”’ Hay- HOWARD’S ROLE: Juwan missioner David Stern. day. The Bruins trail the Canucks 1-0 in the best-of-seven series.


Djokovic, Continued from Page 1B

Federer in
be in his future as soon as he
made professional baseball his
career choice.
“I know exactly what’s going

on and the situation,” Brown
said. “I don’t get mad. I don’t
get frustrated because I do un-
derstand. It would be a different
Defending champion Nadal thing if I didn’t understand what
was going on. That’s when the
plays Murray, but is intrigued
problems come. I understand
by the other semifinal match. there are going to be injuries
and you’re going to struggle. It
just takes time.”
By HOWARD FENDRICH The time for Brown is now,
AP Tennis Writer and he can thank Werth, Ben
PARIS — Even Rafael Nadal Francisco and John Mayberry Jr.
acknowledges his French Open for the opportunity. Francisco
semifinal against Andy Murray is and Mayberry followed respect-
not nearly as intriguing as the able Aprils by hitting below .200
one between unbeaten Novak in May. It’s quite possible that
Djokovic and16-time Grand Slam Mayberry will play his next
champion Roger Federer. game at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
“It’s the best player of today Brown, meanwhile, has cap-
against the best player in history. tured the fancy of his offensive-
... It’s going to be a beautiful minded manager by hitting .324
match,” Nadal said. “I would in his first 11 games.
watch it — if I was a spectator.” “We’ve been struggling offen-
Sure, there’s a lot on the line for sively and we still are, and we
the entire quartet of men who’ll want to be able to score and
be playing at Roland Garros on ASSOCIATED PRESS generate more runs,” Manuel
Friday, which one might expect, Li Na of China celebrates defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia in the semi final match of the French Open tennis tournament in said. “We want to put guys on
given that it’s only the 12th time Roland Garros stadium in Paris. the field that we felt would be
in the Open era, which dates to our best offense and we figured

Li takes step closer to history

1968, that the top four seeded (Brown) could play a part in
players reached the semifinals at that.”
any Grand Slam tournament. The sample is still small and
Top-seeded Nadal, for exam- Brown has much to prove. Man-
ple, is bidding to tie Bjorn Borg’s uel remembered how Hank
record of six French Open cham- Blalock tore through the Amer-
pionships. No. 4 Murray is deal- ican League eight years ago as a
ing with an injured right ankle as Victory over Sharapova rookie, but then lefties eventu-
he hopes to win his first Grand ally “buried him alive” and
Slam title — and give Britain its paves the way for China to
ended his career.
first male champion at a major get first grand slam title.. The 23-year-old Brown
tennis tournament since 1936. doesn’t see that happening.
No. 3 Federer, meanwhile, has “I can’t even lie,” he said. “I’m
gone more than 16 months with- By HOWARD FENDRICH expecting to do well.”
out reaching a Grand Slam final, AP Tennis Writer
which doesn’t sound too bad un- PARIS — As Maria Sharapova Bob Brookover is a columnist for The
less you consider it’s the guy’s prepared to serve while only a Philadelphia Inquirer.
longest gap since he won Wim-
point from defeat in the French
bledon in 2003.
Open semifinals, Li Na was
Lofty aims, certainly. But noth-
ing compared to what No. 2 Djo-
kovic is chasing:
thinking what any opponent
would at that precise moment.
“I was, like, ‘Please, double-
Big 12 finalizes
• The 24-year-old Serb is 41-0
in 2011, and a win over Federer
fault. That way I can win the
match,”’ Li explained to the
basketball plans
would allow Djokovic to tie John
crowd a few moments later. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) —
McEnroe’s record for best start to
Sharapova obliged. Her sec- The top six regular-season finish-
a season in the Open era, 42-0 in
ond serve hit the white tape atop ers in the Big 12’s regular-season
• Add in two victories for Ser- the net and bounced back for race will get first-round byes in
bia against France in the Davis Sharapova’s 10th double-fault of the 10-team conference basket-
Cup final in December, and Djo- an error-filled afternoon, closing ball tournament.
kovic’s winning streak stands at Li’s 6-4, 7-5 victory Thursday. The new rules, adopted
43 overall, three shy of Guillermo The result ended Sharapova’s Wednesday at the conference
Vilas’ mark of 46 in a row in 1977. bid to complete a career Grand Russia’s Maria Sharapova reacts as she plays China’s Li Na during their semifinal match of the meetings, will apply to both men
• Djokovic is seeking to reach Slam, and allowed Li to reach a French Open in Paris. and women’s basketball. The
his first final in Paris; if he were to second consecutive major final. women’s tounament will also run
win the title, he’d be the first man At the Australian Open in Ja- Marion Bartoli of France 6-3, 6-3 (said then), ’I want to play in this of her 22 winners, twice as many concurrently with the men’s —
since Jim Courier in 1992 to win nuary, Li was the runner-up, the Thursday. court. I want to be like them.”’ as Bartoli hit. Wednesday through Saturday.
the Australian Open and French first tennis player from China to “When I come here,” the fifth- At 30, Schiavone would be the Much more confident on hard The league also voted to spon-
Open in the same year. reach a major championship seeded Schiavone said, “I feel first woman at least that old to courts, Li prefers to stay at the sor championships in rowing and
• If he beats Federer, Djokovic match. At the French Open on something special.” win a Grand Slam title since baseline, hitting flat shots in equestrian, adding both as wom-
will be assured of rising to No. 1 Saturday — when she will play After Bartoli’s last two-hand- Martina Navratilova was 33 at near silence. Only as the end en’s sports. This will help schools
in the ATP rankings for the first defending champion Francesca ed forehand — she grips her Wimbledon in 1990. Combine neared against Sharapova did Li neutralize football’s impact on Ti-
time, no matter what happens in Schiavone — Li can become the racket with both fists on nearly Schiavone’sagewiththe29-year- occasionally pump a fist. tle IX gender requirements. Only
the Nadal-Murray semifinal or in first Grand Slam champion from every shot — dropped into the old Li’s, and Saturday’s match Driving her big forehand near four Big 12 schools currently
Sunday’s championship match. her nation of more than 1 billion net to end the day’s second semi- will have the oldest pair of final- lines, Li finished with 24 win- have rowing teams and only four
“To be honest, I’m thinking people. final, Schiavone celebrated by ists at a major tournament in 13 ners, double Sharapova’s count. field equestrian teams.
about this tournament only. I def- The sixth-seeded Li said she bending down and rubbing her years. It was a performance that
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Lower expectations on jobs New jobs, in thousands ISM looks at services ISM service sector index Wal-Mart faces its shareholders WMT $53.55
Reading above 50 shows growth When the world’s biggest retailer $60
Hopes are pretty slim that the After the Institute for Supply
Labor Department will report a 240 Management said earlier this ’10 ’11 holds its annual meeting today, it’s 55 $50.92
big increase in hiring during ’10 ’11 est. week that manufacturing slowed expected to do some explaining
May. Applications for unem- 200 190 during May, economists expect 59 about why it’s taking so long to 50
ployment benefits are stuck at a a similar report about service make itself more competitive. Wal- ’10 ’11

level that signals weak growth companies. All businesses are Mart is trying to win back custom-
56 est. Operating est.
in jobs. And the Institute for dealing with higher costs for ers who defected to other retailers
EPS $0.97 $1.07
Supply Management says the 120 energy and supplies. The ISM 54 after it cut thousands of grocery
nation’s factories hired workers reports are compiled from sur- 53 items, including some best-selling 2Q ’10 2Q ’11
at a slower pace last month.
80 veys of managers who do the brands. It’s restocking those items,
but the process is taking longer Price-to-earnings ratio: 12
Companies are spending more purchasing for companies. They
40 based on past 12 months’ results
for energy and raw materials. include a look at hiring and how 50 than expected. In the meantime,
D J F M A M Dividend: $1.46 Div. Yield: 2.7%
So many are thinking twice much companies are paying for D J F M A M sales at Wal-Mart stores have been
before taking on new staffers. Source: The Labor Department the goods they buy. Source: The Institute for Supply Management disappointing. Source: FactSet



FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011


Shoppers rein in spending Goldman

12,248.55 1,312.94 2,773.31

Sachs gets
—41.59 —1.61 +4.12

By MAE ANDERSON and warehouse clubs such as Costco that ers, according to the International Council

AP Retail Writer also sell gas reported the biggest gains. of Shopping Centers. Excluding gasoline,
NEW YORK — Shoppers are showing Most of the spring, consumers seemed the figure rose 3.7 percent.
I N B R I E F signs of pulling back on spending on dis- to shrug off rising prices. Now, gasoline at That was within the 3 percent to 4 per-
cretionary items like clothing and home more than $1per gallon more than last year cent range expected, said Mike Niemira,
goods as gasoline and groceries eat up and higher grocery bills are “finally taking ICSC chief economist and director of re-
Ford’s small engine will more of their paychecks. a bite and affecting sales,” said Ken Per- search.

improve fuel economy Those pressures led many retailers on

Thursday to report only modest revenue
kins, president of research firm Retail Met-
rics. “It definitely raises the caution flag go-
“On the surface, the numbers look pretty
good,” Niemira said. “But it is being driven
AP Business Writers
NEW YORK — Goldman
Ford Motor Co. plans to introduce its increases in May, the latest sign of the ing into the summer.” by a very narrow set of retailers.”
Sachs Group Inc. was subpoe-
smallest engine ever by 2013 as part of economy hitting a soft patch. Revenue rose 5.4 percent overall at The figures are based on revenue from
naed by the Manhattan District
the industry’s race to improve fuel Retailers that cater to wealthy shoppers stores open at least a year among 27 retail- stores open at least one year. Attorney’s office over the invest-
economy. ment bank’s activities leading up
Ford said Thursday it’s working on a to the financial crisis, a person fa-
one-liter, three-cylinder engine that
will be available in small cars globally. TASTY SAMPLING OF SUMMER miliar with the matter told The
Associated Press.
Ford didn’t say which cars will get the Goldman’s shares are down 20
engine. percent so far this year and are at
The engine has Ford’s EcoBoost levels not seen since last July.
technology, which uses turbocharging, Goldman has been watched by
direct injection and other technologies
lawmakers and regulators since
to boost performance. Ford says the
marketing risky investments that
EcoBoost three-cylinder will have the
bet on the housing market’s suc-
same power as a four-cylinder but will
cess just before the mortgage
be much more fuel-efficient.
Three-cylinder engines are common meltdown. Simultaneously the
in Europe and Asia, but the only one bank reaped billions of dollars
currently available in the U.S. is in the from its own bets that the hous-
Smart Fortwo. The Fortwo has a 70- ing market would collapse.
horsepower engine — the same as Those gains have also made it the
some snowmobiles — and gets 41 target of intense media scrutiny
miles per gallon on the highway. and public outrage.
“This is just another thorn in
Goldman’s side,” says Peter Hen-
State gets settlement ning, a professor of law at Wayne
State University in Detroit. The
Pennsylvania will receive $300,000 government’s request for infor-
as part of a 10-state settlement result- mation from Goldman is the first
ing from an examination of Mortgage
stage of an investigation, but it
Access Corp., doing business as Weich-
does not mean the company will
ert Financial Services, the Department
necessarily face any charges,
of Banking announced.
Henning says.
The examination, conducted jointly
by banking regulatory agencies from The subpoena follows the
each state, found that Weichert, head- April release of a 639-page Senate
quartered in Morris Plains, N.J., cir- report that showed Goldman had
cumvented state mortgage licensing steered investors toward mort-
laws and allowed and paid for unlicens- gage securities it knew would
ed individuals to originate and process likely fail.
mortgage loan applications. The report, which was the re-
The result was a $3 million settle- sult of a Senate panel investiga-
ment to be divided equally among the tion of the financial crisis, found
states. that Goldman marketed four sets
of complex mortgage securities
to banks and other investors.
Times editor is leaving
The executive editor of The New

York Times will step down Sept. 5 after
eight years on the job.
The Times announced Thursday that
Bill Keller is leaving the post to return
to writing. He will be replaced by Jill
Abramson, the paper’s managing edi-
tor. She will become the first woman to
hold that job at the paper.
trim orders
Keller plans to write for The New AP Economics Writer
York Times Magazine and the paper’s
Sunday opinion and news section.
J ack Heisler, 3, enjoys a cone of vanilla and black raspberry soft-serve ice cream at the
Curly Creme Ice Cream stand in Plains Township on Thursday. The popular stand on River
cut back on their orders for heavy
machinery, computers and autos
Groupon will go public Street opened for the season Thursday, one year to the day after the death of owner Robert
‘Mr. Bob’ Zaremski. His wife, Janine Zaremski, is operating the business and said, ‘Hopefully,
in April, partly because the March
earthquake in Japan has made
Fast-growing daily deal site Groupon he’s up there watching over us.’ The business was closed all of 2010 because of the death, but components parts harder to come
Inc. on Thursday filed to go public, the Zaremski said the stand will be open all season, every day from noon to 10 p.m. with the ex- by.
first step what will be one of the year’s ception of July 4th, when the business will be closed so its 15 employees can spend Independ- Orders to U.S. factories fell 1.2
most hotly anticipated initial public ence Day with their families. To see a Times Leader video from Curly Creme’s opening day, percent in April and a measure
offerings. use your smartphone’s scanner on the QR code at right.
Groupon estimated it would raise that signals business investment
$750 million from new investors when dropped 2.3 percent, the Com-
merce Department reported

Seeking slice of the Back Mountain

it goes public, confirming weeks of
speculation. It said it hadn’t decided Thursday.
how many shares to offer or how to Orders to factories totaled
price them. $440.4 billion in April on a season-
The filing also gives the first peek at ally adjusted basis. That’s 31.1 per-
By ANDREW M. SEDER recipes and the atmosphere. cent higher than the recession-
Groupon’s finances. The company has
grown to $645 million in revenue in the As part of the franchise rights, he has ac- low hit in March 2009.
first quarter from just $3.3 million in DALLAS -- Pizza is in Patrick Cunning- cess to it all and he said the food you are Manufacturing has been one of
the same quarter two years ago, ham’s blood, and now, thanks to Cunning- used to eating at Pizza Bellas in Ashley, the strongest areas of the econo-
though it has sacrificed profits in the ham, Pizza Bella will be in the Back Moun- Nanticoke,PlainsandFortyFortwillbethe my since the recession ended. But
name of growth. Groupon now has 83 tain. same food you’ll find in Dallas. it has shown signs of slowing in re-
million subscribers. Cunningham, 41, of Nanticoke, has “I’m giving the Back Mountain some- cent months. On Wednesday the
Groupon’s move follows an IPO last signed an agreement with Pizza Bella to thing to enjoy, whether they dine in, take Institute of Supply Management
month by social-networking site Link- open a franchise of the popular pizzeria at out or have it delivered,” Cunningham reported that its index of manu-
edIn Corp. that valued that company at 31 Lake St. said. He said rather than making the pizze- facturing activity expanded in
$9 billion by the end of its first day of The location seemed a perfect fit, said ria a “Cunningham’s” or a “Patrick’s Pizza,” May at the slowest pace in 20
trading. Cunningham. He said the proximity to Mi- sticking with the tried and true Pizza Bella months.
The company offers its subscribers sericordia University, businesses and resi- name seemed like the smart route. Analysts believe much of the
the chance to purchase daily discounts DON CAREY/THE TIMES LEADER weakness is temporary. Japan
dences along and just off Memorial High- “It’s good quality ingredients, good food
targeted to their city and preferences. The new Pizza Bella at the former 31 makes many of the parts used in
way and the steady traffic of people driving and good name recognition,” he said.
Lake Street in Dallas. electronics and autos assembled
to and from Harveys Lake, Tunkhannock Dan Claherty, owner of the Pizza Bella in the United States, so factory
and Wilkes-Barre made it a location worth proval for the business to open, something brand, declined comment for this story. shutdowns there affect U.S. pro-
taking a chance on. Cunningham said should happen in about The building is owned by Ruckno Con- duction. And higher energy prices
While the economy is still struggling to two weeks. He said he has hired about 70 struction and was home to the now-closed have cut into consumer and busi-
recover, Cunningham, a 1988 GAR High percent of the planned staff of 20 to 30. restaurant 31 Lake. Cunningham has ness spending, limiting demand
$3.72 $3.95 $2.68 School graduate, said he felt he had the ex- From drivers to wait staff, kitchen staff to signed a four-year lease on the building and for factory goods.
perience and knowledge of the pizza busi- dishwashers, he said he is bringing jobs to said he plans on being there a lot longer. Economists expect businesses
ness to make it work. the Back Mountain and perhaps even more The pizza business has been part of his will step up their purchases of
“Anything’s risky, but if you do it well important, he is bringing them Pizza Bella. life for 30 years. He said he learned to make manufactured goods this year to
enough you’ll make it work,” Cunningham Since he worked at the restaurant’s other a pie at the old Budd’s Pizza in Ashley, take advantage of a one-year tax
said. locationsfornearlyadecade,hesaidhehas which is ironically now a Pizza Bella loca- break on investments in new
Dallas Borough has given zoning ap- seen how much people love the menu, the tion. equipment.


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