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WILKES-BARRE, PA timesleader.com SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2011 50¢


Two killed candidate

wins DA
in Hanover write-in
Shana Bagley was killed by
Stefanie Salavantis will run
against incumbent Jackie
Musto Carroll.

Republican Kingston Town-
James Cooper, who then
ship attorney Stefanie Salavantis
killed himself, police say. will run for Luzerne County dis-
trict attorney against incumbent
Democrat Jackie Musto Carroll
in November, election officials
said Friday.
HANOVER TWP. – A day after
Salavantis re-
Shaundra Langille received tem-
ceived 713 Re-
porary custody of her daughter, PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER
her ex-boyfriend came to her Ha- Shana Bagley with husband
publican write-
nover Village apartment to kill Bradley and their family. in votes com-
her. But, authorities said, James pared to 311 for
Cooper instead shot and killed a “We believe that may have been Musto Carroll,
neighbor and wounded two other the motive,” said Musto Carroll. according to
people before turning a gun on Cooper gave no advance warn- county Election
himself. ing that he was coming to Lan- Bureau Direc- First reported
Langille said she hid in her clos- gille’s apartment, the district at- tor Leonard at
et protecting her 9-month-old torney said.
daughter Yasmine and the child of “He came here and one of the
Piazza. 12:27
her neighbor, Shana Bagley, 25. neighbors who was in the house votes cast in
Cooper shot Bagley, who was pro- ran out because he heard (Coop- timesleader
Tuesday’s elec- .com
nounced dead at the scene, said er’s) car and, apparently, at that
tion were
Luzerne County District Attorney time the shootings took place. An-
Jackie Musto Carroll. other neighbor came by … he was counted Friday
“It was an apparent murder-sui- shot,” said Musto Carroll. “The fe- at the courthouse.
cide,” said Musto Carroll. male who was shot and killed was Salavantis, who attended Fri-
Cooper in the house.” day’s official vote count, decided
wounded Ba- Bagley’s to mount a last-minute write-in
gley’s husband body lay on a campaign, saying she did not
Bradley, 26, and concrete land- want the high-ranking county po-
another neigh- ing outside sition to be filled without giving
bor Thomas apartment 413 AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER
voters a choice.
Harris, no age where Langille Shaundra Langille’s mother, Theresa, comforts her after a shooting that left two people dead and No Republicans had filed nom-
available. They lived. Bagley two wounded at the Hanover Village apartments. ination papers to appear on the
were taken to lived in apart- Republican ballot in that race.
Geisinger ment 415.
The 28-year-old thanked sup-
Wyoming Val- Bagley’s
porters in her quest to get on the
ley Medical mother, Sha-
Center. Both ron Burney of ballot.
were listed in Wilkes-Barre, “I recognize how much more
fair condition rushed to the difficult it is to cast a write-in
late Friday complex off vote than to press a button for
night, accord- Division Street your candidate, and we not only
ing to a nursing after learning
supervisor. of the shoot- See WRITE-IN, Page 9A
Autopsies on ings from a
Cooper and Ba- caller.
gley will be done on Sunday, said “Somebody called me and said, INSIDE
the district attorney. ‘Your daughter was shot,’ ” said
A NEWS: Local 3A
Cooper, 39, of Scranton, and Burney.
Nation & World 5A
Langille, 28, had been in Luzerne She wept while sitting on steps
Obituaries 8A
County Court on Thursday to deal behind the yellow crime scene Editorial 11A
with protection from abuse orders tape put up by police.
each one had taken out against the “That’s my baby,” said Burney. B SPORTS: Scoreboard 2B
other. Under the order that was “Today’s her birthday.” Baseball 3B
put into effect for a year, they were She and her husband, Gary, Business 8B
Stocks 9B
not to harm one another and were took custody of the Bagleys’ chil-
prevented from having personal dren Bradley Jr., 2, Analiese, 3, C AT HOME: Birthdays 4C
contact. Musto Carroll said that in and Ariauna, 7. TV/Movies 6C
the case of a mother and father fil- Bagley’s husband and Harris Crossword 7C
ing reciprocal PFAs and when chil- ran from the scene and collapsed AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER D CLASSIFIED: Funnies 32D
dren are involved, the mother usu- Luzerne County Coroner John Corcoran, at center, and emergency medical technicians remove the
ally gets custody. See SHOOTINGS, Page 12A body of a murder-suicide victim at Hanover Village on Friday.


In third place now, 2011 closes in on becoming wettest-ever spring

Adrienne Wren
Partly cloudy,
an afternoon shower.
High 77. Low 55.
March 1, the date that marks INSIDE: Afternoon shower in to- Details, Page 10B
Rain holds up work on area’s the start of spring for meteo- day’s weather forecast. Page 10B
roads and plays havoc with
That’s less than 2 inches shy
high school sports schedules. of the record of 16.38 inches re- meaning the region has seen
corded between March and more rainy days than sunny
May of 1947, and there are still this spring.
By MATT HUGHES 11 days left in May. Binghamton, N.Y., already
mhughes@timesleader.com As National Weather Service has shattered its spring rainfall
One more thunderstorm at Binghamton, N.Y. meteorol- record this year, Brewster add-
could make this the wettest ogist Jim Brewster put it Fri- ed.
spring on record in the Wilkes- day, “one thunderstorm can do The seemingly incessant
Barre/Scranton region. that.” rainfall has held up seasonal
As of Friday, the National More than a hundredth of an road and construction projects
Weather Service’s rain gauge at inch of rain has fallen on 36 and wreaked havoc with high
the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton In- days since March 1, and trace school sports schedules.
ternational Airport has record- amounts or precipitation were
ed 15.04 inches of rain since noted on 11 additional days, See RAIN, Page 12A
6 09815 10011

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Local man’s haircut Dead man’s story heard DETAILS

aids cancer victims Words of James Alexander, a

witness in the Strong
telling a judge,
“The prosecu-
tor said not to
Ford and stopped along the
highway in Dorrance Township
to relieve himself. Strong led
Chris Grudzinski works with a I F YO U G O homicide retrial, are on tape. say anything Strock in the woods and shot BIG FOUR 5-2-9-2
foundation to raise money for about a deal we him twice, once in the chest and QUINTO 7-8-7-3-8
Time: 5:30 p.m. had.” the other in the head, prosecu- TREASURE HUNT
research into the disease. Where: TC Riley’s Pub & Inn, 405 By EDWARD LEWIS The state Su- tors claim. 12-15-17-21-29
Carverton Road, Wyoming elewis@timesleader.com Strong preme Court Prosecutors have been focus-
To donate: www.stbaldricks.org
(type Chris Grudzinski in the WILKES-BARRE – Luzerne awarded ing on a yellow T-shirt that NIGHTLY DRAWING
By CAMILLE FIOTI search field on the home page) County jurors listened to testi- Strong a new trial in 2000 find- Strong wore when he allegedly DAILY NUMBER 2-7-0
Times Leader Correspondent mony from a deceased witness ing Alexander’s testimony about killed Strock, claiming the shirt
WYOMING – Each year, more in the homicide retrial of James the existence of a plea agree- had an abundance of gunshot re-
BIG FOUR 4-0-6-4
than 160,000 children are diag- ship, said he heard about the Lincoln Strong on Friday. ment lacked credibility. sidue. QUINTO 9-3-1-7-9
nosed with cancer. Because of foundation several years ago What account the jury will be- A review of the Supreme Strong’s attorneys, Shelley CASH FIVE 04-08-18-
hair loss associated with chemo- when a friend sent him an e-mail lieve remains to be seen. Court’s opinion indicates a plea Centini, Brian Corcoran and 26-37
therapy, most never get to choose describing an upcoming shaving Transcripts of James Alexan- deal was not in place with Alex- William Watt, argue the T-shirt MEGA MILLIONS
event. der’s testimony during Strong’s ander but negotiations were tak- has been contaminated. They
how to wear their hair.
1984 trial and 1997 appellate ing place between his attorneys, further maintain that Alexander
To show solidarity for kids “I thought it would be fun to
hearing were read to jurors on Bruce Miller and Michael Koste- was a known liar. MEGA BALL 30
with cancer, and that bald is beau- do,” he said.
This is the first time Grudzin- the fifth day of Strong’s retrial lansky, and then District Attor- Jurors heard different state-
tiful, local businessman Chris HARRISBURG – No player
ski is sponsoring his own St. Bal- before President Judge Thomas ney Robert Gillespie Jr. in 1984. ments Alexander provided to
Grudzinski is having his head matched all five winning
drick’s event. He participated in F. Burke Jr. Assistant District Attorneys authorities, first indicating he
shaved tonight at TC Riley’s in numbers drawn in Friday’s
events in New Jersey the last two Alexander, who died in pris- Michael Melnick, James McMo- never met Strock and later re-
Wyoming. He is partnering with “Pennsylvania Cash 5” game
years. As a financial planner, on, testified in the first trial that nagle and Maureen Collins said canting his story claiming
the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to so the jackpot will be worth
Grudzinski said he sees a lot of he did not have a deal with pros- Strong and Alexander were Strong killed Strock.
raise money for childhood cancer $225,000.
ecutors in exchange for his coop- hitchhiking and picked up by Alexander led state police to
people each day who are curious Lottery officials said 58
research. eration against Strong, 59, who Strock along Interstate 81 near Strock’s body when he was in
about his sudden baldness after players matched four num-
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation was convicted and sentenced to the Maryland border. custody and after he met with an
each event. bers and won $265 each and
is a volunteer-driven charity death for the shotgun slaying of During the ride, Strong attorney in August 1983. He
“Everyone kept asking me, 2,427 players matched three
which funds more in childhood John Henry Strock, 50, in a placed a shotgun on Strock’s pleaded guilty to third-degree
‘What did you do to your head?’ ” numbers and won $10.50
cancer research grants than any wooded area of Dorrance Town- shoulder and took control of his murder and was sentenced to 40
After explaining what the St. Bal- each.
organization, except the U.S. gov- ship on Aug. 18, 1983. 1975 Ford Granada, prosecutors months to 10 years in prison.
drick’s Foundation is about, ev- During a hearing in 1997, allege. Testimony is expected to re-
ernment. eryone wanted to help, he said. Alexander changed his story, Alexander was driving the sume Monday.
Since 2000, more than 187,000 He was able to raise nearly $1,500
volunteers, including 16,800 in the months following last
women, have shaved their heads
in every state and around the
year’s fundraiser and raised near-
ly $3,000 for the cause. Barletta visits Keystone Job Corps Center OBITUARIES
world at St. Baldrick’s events. The event, which runs from 4-7
Through donations, these “sha- p.m., will feature live entertain- Barycki, Irene
vees” have raised more than $114 ment and drink specials. Grud- Cannon, Raymond
million for the cause. zinski said he will brave the shave
Grudzinski, 33, of Plains Town- around 5:30 p.m.
Charters, Lillian
DeLong, Russell
Dorosky, Bernadine

Dallas Borough adjusts

Drass, Talitha
Ell, Elizabeth

police pension funding Sylvester

Morgan, Genevieve
O’Neill, Thomas
Ordinance will remove of the Back Mountain Communi- Reiser, Genevieve
ty Partnership last year, but each Runta, Robert
killed-in-service benefits for participating municipality had to
officers’ families. revote on the issue as the price of Sabatini, John
the trailer recently increased. Sanders, Anna
In other business: DON CAREY/THE TIMES LEADER Page 8A
By SARAH HITE • The following roads will be
U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, answers a question from Keystone Job Corps Cen-
shite@timesleader.com paved pending state Department
of Transportation approval: sec- ter student Denzel Beachem, second from left, Friday morning following the dedication
DALLAS – Borough council
continued to make adjustments tions of Machell Avenue, Reser- of the newly remodeled 18,000-square-foot Kennedy Dining Hall at the center. Keystone
to its police pension fund at a voir Road, Deer Meadow Drive Business Community Liaison Ross Valenti said Barletta spent time with students after
meeting Wednesday night. and Powerhorn/Fawn Drive. the dedication of the structure, which was a cow barn before the center opened there
Borough Manager Tracey Carr • Carr announced curbside in 1967, so Barletta could ‘learn more about the programs and see that tax dollars are WHO TO CONTACT
said Dallas recently received an yard waste collection is under- being used effectively.’ The project cost was about $5 million and funded by the state
audit of its pension fund and has way and said residents need to Missed Paper ........................829-5000
purchase permits to participate Department of Labor and Industry. The center, which is located in Butler Township and Obituaries ..............................829-7224
been making changes over the
past few months to keep in line in the program from the borough owned by Luzerne County, is an education and training facility for economically disad- Advertising...............................829-7101
Classified Ads.........................829-7130
with legalities. office on Main Street. vantaged youth.
Newsroom ..............................829-7242
Council passed an ordinance to • The borough plans to resur-
remove killed-in-service benefits face West Center Hill Road from Vice President/Executive Editor
Joe Butkiewicz ...............................970-7249
for police officers’ families due to above Gerald Avenue to Route
Act 51 of 2009, which gives the
state financial liability for the
415 and East Center Hill Road
from Route 415 to Lake Street
from May 23 through mid-June.
BMCP discusses police force regionalization Asst. Managing Editor
Anne Woelfel...................................970-7232
Editorial Page Editor
Mark Jones .....................................970-7305
The board also approved an or- After the project is completed,
the borough will not approve any
By SARAH HITE comprised of Back Mountain of- “It would be more profession- Features Editor
dinance to reword certain sec- shite@timesleader.com ficials toured a regionalized po- al and you’d have more services, Sandra Snyder................................970-7383
tions of the police pension fund pave cuts to these roads for pur-
DALLAS TWP. – The Back lice department in Bucks Coun- like detective squads that you Director, Interactive and New Media
to coordinate with language poses other than emergencies for
Mountain Community Partner- ty more than 10 years ago. can’t afford on your own,” he Nick DeLorenzo ..............................970-7152
found in Act 600, the municipal the next five years.
ship Thursday discussed wheth- Dallas Mayor Tim Carroll said said. Photo Editor
police pension law. • The summer recreation pro-
er a police force regionalization a study was done for his borough Wilkes asked participating Clark Van Orden ..............................970-7175
“We tweaked the definition of gram will begin on June 13 and
would benefit the area. Partner- and Dallas Township police de- municipalities to bring the dis- Community News .........................970-7245
service and the definition of mil- end Aug. 12 and will be held from ship Vice Chairman John Wilkes partments in the past, and he cussion back to their individual
itary service,” said Carr. “It hasn’t 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. week days at the Jr. said the group has been noti- E-MAIL
said while it may have seemed boards before the partnership
caused an issue yet, but we want Kenneth Young Memorial Park fied by the Governor’s Center
News tips: tlnews@timesleader.com
like a good idea at the time, not could make a decision on the Community News: people@timesleader.com
to make sure the language is ex- on Burndale Road. The program for Local Government Services everyone was on board for the matter.
actly the same as it is in Act 600.” is for up to 100 resident children of an offer to conduct a police re- consolidation. In other news, Iwanowski
Council approved the contri- aged 6-12. Registration will be gionalization study at no cost to Tom Yoniski, of state Sen. Li- asked whether Kingston and
bution of $1,725 for the coopera- held at the borough office on the participating municipalities. sa Baker’s office, said he was a Jackson townships would be in-
tive purchase of a speed trailer Main Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Several members said similar part of a police chiefs’ associ- terested in requesting a weight
between the borough and Dallas, May 23-27 and from 10 a.m. to 12 studies have been conducted ation years ago, and talk of con- limit on Hillside Road and Old
Jackson, Lehman and Kingston p.m. May 28. There will be an ac- within the Back Mountain re- solidation often spurred heated Route 115.
townships. tivity fee of $25 for the first child gion in the past to no avail. exchanges. He said tractor-trailers and
An agreement was made be- per family and a $15 per addition- Lehman Township Supervi- “I don’t even want to repeat heavy haulers often take the BUILDING
tween the municipalities as part al child. sor Ray Iwanowski said a group what was said at those meet- route as a shortcut from Route TRUST
ings,” he said. 309 to Route 118.
Yoniski said it may be a good Iwanowski added the road is
REMEMBERING THEIR COLLEAGUES idea to include police officers in
consistently damaged and while
the Jackson and Kingston town-
The Times Leader strives to
correct errors, clarify stories
Iwanowski said the measure ship portions of the road are and update them promptly.
isn’t always a cost-saving strate- maintained by the county, the Corrections will appear in this
gy, but it could allow the Back Lehman Township part is left to spot. If you have information
to help us correct an inaccu-
Mountain to provide more and be repaired by the road depart-
racy or cover an issue more
better services to residents. ment.
thoroughly, call the newsroom
at 829-7242.

Resident questions voting in Pringle

By STEFFEN LIZZA enforcement officer is present
Times Leader Correspondent at a polling place.
+(ISSN No. 0896-4084)
PRINGLE – The integrity of Council President Mike Ber- USPS 499-710
voting procedures was called ish told the citizens that at the
into question by a concerned next election, if a constable Issue No. 2011-141
citizen during Tuesday’s pri- isn’t at a polling place, they Advertising
maries, a borough councilman could call the courthouse and a kpelleschi@timesleader.com jbutkiewicz@timesleader.com
said at council’s meeting on sheriff would be available. Jim McCabe – 829-5000
Thursday night. In other business, dilapidat- jmccabe@timesleader.com
Published daily by:
While voting at his local poll- ed properties and abandoned
ing place, Councilman Joe cars parked on streets led the Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company
15 N. Main St.
Piazza was approached by a borough to look into hiring a Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
concerned citizen who told code enforcement officer on an Periodicals postage paid at
Wilkes-Barre, PA and additional mailing offices
him that another poll volunteer as-needed basis. Solicitor Jef-
Postmaster: Send address changes
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CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER vote for a certain candidate. the personnel committee with Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

The Wilkes-Barre Police Honor Guard stands at attention during the annual police de- One resident told council sit- a list of code enforcement offi- Delivery Monday–Sunday $3.50 per week
Mailed Subscriptions Monday–Sunday
partment memorial service for deceased officers Friday morning. uations such as that could be cers who work for different bor- $4.35 per week in PA
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AT&T says merger is fast fix

Electronics being collected

Today is the final day of Custom
Computers Inc.’s Electronic Waste
Regional president says dent for its Mid-Atlantic region. “Our INSIDE: Maps depict AT&T’s existing and Recycling Event at 747 Wyoming Ave,
traffic on our network has increased by potential coverage, Page 4A Kingston. This event is free and open
network traffic increased by to the public.
8,000 percent over four years. We ex-
8,000 percent over 4 years. pect over the next four years it will in- Acceptable items include: laptops,
crease by another eight to 10 times what be able to run the network … the traffic towers, servers, monitors, hard drives,
it is in 2010. It’s all being driven by data, is just getting too difficult to handle. ” sound and graphic cards, scanners,
By ANDREW M. SEDER more so than voice.” He said that the only option was “to printers, mice, keyboards, memory,
aseder@timesleader.com Schweder visited The Times Leader find spectrum.” motherboards and laptop batteries.
With capacity running low and usage Friday morning to discuss the proposed But that isn’t readily available since Items not accepted: televisions,
increasing at an explosive rate, an merger that the companies announced it’s regulated by the federal government broken or cracked CRT monitors, AA/
AT&T official said the company’s pro- on March 20. He said the increased de- and there’s been no indication any fre- AAA/C/D batteries, copiers, refriger-
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USA from Deutsche Telekom provides a the federal government, has made the time soon. ovens, paper products, plastic or glass
fast, efficient short-term fix to the im- option of acquiring T-Mobile and its Enter T-Mobile and its existing and bottles, cardboard or Styrofoam.
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“The explosion of our network over AT&T customers. wherewithal to build out the spectrum ess. Also, at no charge the small in-
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survival fight HAZLETON

FunFest accepts applications

nearing end The Funfest Committee, organizers
of the Hazleton area’s largest festival, is
accepting applications from nonprofit
groups for the annual Funfest Street
Group hoping to save Wilkes-Barre Fair on Sept. 11, in downtown Hazle-
church will hold press conference ton.
today to announce plans. Funfest also
allows a limited
number of com-
mercial booths,
mguydish@timesleader.com giving local
businesses a
WILKES-BARRE – Despite a lengthy
chance to exhib-
appeals effort that included multiple
it their product
trips to the Vatican in Rome, efforts to
or service. Busi-
save Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in
Wilkes-Barre seem to have failed, with nesses with a
the historic church scheduled to close Street Fair sponsorship will be consid-
June 19. ered corporate sponsors and, in addi-
But those fighting to keep it open tion to booth space, will be given sig-
haven’t given up. Noreen Foti, one of the nage and other exposure opportunities.
people spearheading the effort, said the The street fair runs from noon to 9
group will hold a press conference at 3 p.m., with set-up beginning at 7 a.m.
p.m. today. Call 455-1509 or 1-800-OK-FFEST or
“We have to let people know we’re email funfest@hazletonchamber.org
still out there,” Foti said. for an application. Learn more at
Foti and her husband helped set up www.funfestpa.org.
the Sacred Heart Wilkes-Barre Founda- BILL TARUTIS PHOTOS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
tion well before former Bishop Joseph LIU student Devynn Tarity of Wyoming Area Secondary Center tosses a lemon into a soup pot as occupational ther-
Martino announced in 2009 that the apist Deidre Limongelli, left, assists during the Luzerne Intermediate Unit’s Field Day in Kingston Friday morning.
State boards file actions

Kickball to karaoke
church would be one of scores of church-
es to close in the 11-couinty diocese un- Two state boards took disciplinary
der a sweeping consolidation plan. action against local businesses.
Initially created to help preserve the The state Board of Cosmetology
building and artwork ordered Robert M. Licata, of West
inside, the foundation Pittston, to pay a civil penalty of $1,000
“We have mounted a sustained because he practiced cosmetology
been kind effort to reverse the Special education students LIU student Lauren while his license was expired from 1996
decision to close the Pacurariu of Meyers to 2009.
of quiet participate in competitive and
church, appealing first celebrates after The state Board of Accountancy
but work- to Martino and then to cooperative events. sinking her putt in ordered the accounting firm of Bonita
the Vatican. ’Yolf’ during Field & Rainey, with offices in Scranton and
ing very The most recent ap- Day in Kingston on Plains Township, to pay a $5,000 civil
tirelessly.” peal in Rome was re- By MARK GUYDISH Friday morning. penalty because it practiced as a certi-
jected, and Foti said mguydish@timesleader.com Field Day sprang fied public accountancy firm between
Noreen Foti from the regional
the foundation is pre- KINGSTON – Ralph Blackwell Jan. 1, 2008 and July 8, 2008. At the
paring another effort, grabbed the karaoke microphone and de- Special Olympics
time, the firm was not licensed or
this time to the Apos- cided to go a capella, providing his own the LIU previously
tolic Signatura, the highest Roman Ca- rhythm and backup vocals to “My Girl.” hosted at the stadi-
tholic judicial authority apart from the Askedafterhisperformanceifheplanned um.
pope. a career in entertainment, he beamed
“That’s the Supreme Court of the Vat-
ican,” Foti said.
and said he’s going to be “a Shriner, and a
pizza maker.”
Two troopers promoted
Foti did not want to disclose what the It was the annual Luzerne Intermedi- Troopers Robert Evanchick, of
press conference will be about, though ate Unit Field Day on Friday, and such Wilkes-Barre, and John T. Dougherty,
she said the main reason to hold it was smiles from hundreds of special educa- of Beaver Meadows, have been promot-
remind people the group is still active. tion students pierced the glum skies and ed to majors and assigned to direct
In the past, Foti has said the group recurring rain for hours of competitive To see state police divisions in Harrisburg.
was assured by the Diocese of Scranton and cooperative events. additional State Police Commissioner Frank
that the church would not be closed A few feet from the karaoke stand, photos, visit Noonan named Evanchick, 53, a
while any appeal is pending. youngsters used the pressurized streams www.times Wilkes-Barre native, to direct the State
leader.com Police Bureau of Integrity and Profes-
Foti said members of the group met from oversized squirt guns to propel gi-
with Diocesan Vicar General The Rev. ant inflatable balls down a short race sional Standards. Evanchick most re-
Brian Clark on behalf of the bishop, and track ending at the fence ringing cently served as commanding officer of
that “it went very well.” Troop R, Dunmore.
She also said members of the group See FIELD DAY, Page 4A Evanchick enlisted in the state police
were in Rome in April meeting with in 1981. Following his training at the
their canonical lawyer, an attorney spe- State Police Academy in Hershey, he

W-B man charged with firing gun in dispute

cializing in church law, to prepare the was assigned to Troop F, Montours-
new appeal. ville. He also served at stations in To-
After a nearly two-year study that in- wanda, Blooming Grove, Dushore,
volved an outside consultant and nu- Wyoming and Honesdale; with the Vice
merous local committees making rec- Ryan Taylor is jailed in len Street, Wilkes-Barre, firearms not to be carried and Narcotics units at Troop F, Mon-
ommendations, Martino announced claimed the gun accidentally without a license, possess- toursville, and Troop P, Wyoming; and
lack of $50,000 bail. A with the Bureau of Drug Law Enforce-
that Sacred Heart of Jesus would con- fired when he fell and then ing a firearm with an altered
solidate by July 2010 with nearby St. hearing is set Wednesday. intentionally fired a shot in serial number, reckless en- ment. He was promoted to corporal in
Stanislaus Kostka at the St. Stanislaus the air to scare Christina dangerment and terroristic 1987, to sergeant in 1998, to lieutenant
site. But the appeals delayed the closing Mleczynski around 1:30 threats. He was jailed at the in 1999 and to captain in 2005.Evan-
well beyond the abrupt retirement of By EDWARD LEWIS a.m., according to charges Luzerne County Correction- chick also was a police officer for the
Martino in September 2009 and the elewis@timesleader.com filed. al Facility for lack of $50,000 Wilkes-Barre Police Department from
eventual installation of Bambera in WILKES-BARRE – City Mleczynski told police bail. 1979 to 1981. He and his wife, Janet
April 2010. police arrested a man they she heard the rounds pass- Mleczynski was jailed on Coyne Evanchick, have two children,
The Sacred Heart Foundation, which allege discharged two ing her head. an arrest warrant when she Christine Corbett and Trooper Robert
had been more publicly vocal in its fight rounds from a handgun Taylor was arraigned by failed to appear in county Evanchick Jr.
with Martino, became less visible, but while chasing his girlfriend District Judge Paul Roberts court in January on an unre- Noonan named Dougherty, 53, a
Foti said it never stopped the effort. on Prospect Street early Fri- Jr. in Kingston on two lated theft charge, accord- EDWARD LEWIS/THE TIMES LEADER Hazleton native, director of the State
“We have been kind of quiet but work- day morning. counts of aggravated as- Ryan Taylor faces assault Police Bureau of Communications and
ing very tirelessly,” she said. Ryan Taylor, 41, of Moyal- sault, and one count each of See GUN, Page 4A and gun charges. Information Services.

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have the spectrum. They

had the spectrum but they
didn’t have the wherewithal
or the interest in building
this out. This is how this
merger came about.”
With T-Mobile’s available
spectrum merging with
AT&T’s, Schweder said the
potential to reach 97 percent
of the population of the Unit-
ed States will exist.
“This buildup will take a
it’s one we’re committed to,”
Schweder said.
But it’s still just a short-
term solution.
“This will get us through
the next several years
through the build out and be- The Pennsylvania map at left depicts AT&T’s existing coverage plans for Pennsylvania and the map at right depicts what kind of coverage the state could have if the merger
yond that, but the realty is with T-Mobile is approved. AT&T, which provided the maps, notes that the coverage is subject to change.
the federal government at
some point is going to have sioned the enormous the next decade.” more spectrum, Schweder term with the available op- and has already been the before the Senate that the
to make a decision that more growth and expansion of Schweder said without said AT&T has 3,300 scien- tions, he added. subject of a U.S. Senate hear- idea wasn’t good for the cel-
spectrum needs to be put up wireless technology and something else being done, tists working daily to come “This is where we are now ing and will be on the agenda lular landscape and could
for auction and that has to be what Apple products did to the result will soon be “the up with alternatives. and this is a solution that we for a U.S. House hearing in create a duopoly market for
made available to carriers,” this. This is not something traffic jam on 81” with a slow- “We have people working think fits our needs.” the near future. It’s possible U.S. wireless services dom-
Schweder said. “With that that will, say 10, 20 years er connection speed from in our labs that are going to The plan is far from being anydecisionmightnotcome inatedbyAT&TandVerizon
not being imminent, this is from now, will have solved too many people using a lim- churn out the next solution a done deal. It needs approv- until next year. Wireless.
something that we need to the problem. This is some- ited network. to this,” Schweder said. al from the U.S. Department Sprint and CellularSouth A message left with Sprint
do.” thing we needed to do now Whether there’s a merger But the merger deal is the of Justice and Federal Com- have opposed the deal and spokesman John Taylor was
“None of us ever envi- in order to cover this over or the government frees up best option for the short munications Commission company leaders testified not returned Friday.


inflatable balls, youngsters scram- Taser, the criminal complaint
bling through an inflatable obsta- says.
cle course, and “Yolf,” a variation of Police said in the criminal
golf involving clubs that more complaint that they recovered
Continued from Page 3A Continued from Page 3A
closely resembled mallets and a .25-caliber handgun with an
Wyoming Valley West Stadium’s plastic spheres the size of softballs. ing to court records. altered serial number on Loo-
football field. The field sporadical- The event traditionally entices City police charged Mleczyn- mis Street, and two spent shell
ly sported races, including chil- almost as many smiling parents ski in February 2010 after Tay- casings in front of 131 Prospect
dren in wheelchairs and strollers. and relatives as students, and lor alleged she stole his televi- St. and 146 Prospect St.
Blackwell, a 19-year-old student draws retired teachers and area sion from his apartment, arrest Taylor was free on $10,000
in the Tunkhannock Area School high school students willing to vol- papers say. unsecured bail on an unrelated
District, took another crack at the unteer. In recent years the main According to the criminal aggravated assault case in Ja-
song, this time with karaoke ma- sponsor has been the Greater complaint: nuary when he was arrested
chine backup. His conclusion Wilkes-Barre Area Association of Police investigated gunfire Friday.
reaped applause, and staff worker Realtors, though Grieco said the on Prospect Street and found City police said Taylor
Will Barber from the Children’s tough economy has made it harder Taylor and Mleczynski stand- swerved his car that nearly
Service Center of Wyoming Valley BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER to get sponsors. ing near Loomis Street. Taylor struck a state parole agent
patted him on the back. “Great job, Wyoming Area autistic support class members Aiden Evans, For optimists like Blackwell, told an officer “They are shoot- when officers investigated a
Ralph, you sing and the sun comes right, and Alex Vomero have some fun under a parachute. there were no problems. Proud of ing up there.” suspicious person on South
out!” his vocal skills and confident Taylor began to run away. Franklin Street on Jan. 5, ac-
Well, not quite, though the sky parade. Field Day sprang from the tion – decided to go with a loser things turn out right, when asked He was chased by an officer cording to arrest records.
did seem to brighten a bit. regional Special Olympics the LIU format that allows more children about his future he seemed to fix who allegedly saw him throw a A preliminary hearing on the
LIU Assistant Executive Direc- previously hosted at the stadium. to participate in more relaxed on the proverbial rainbow, not the gun on the ground. latest charges is scheduled on
tor Anthony Grieco said the rain In 2007 the agency - which pro- events. rain. Taylor was apprehended af- May 25 in Wilkes-Barre Central
stopped just long enough to hold vides a variety of services to area So there were teams playing a “Something new is going to ter the officer deployed his Court.
opening ceremonies and a short schools, primarily special educa- kick version of baseball with large come, sooner or later.”


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I N B R I E F MIDEAST TENSION Israeli prime minister declares country will not withdraw to 1967 borders

Obama and Netanyahu at odds

By ERICA WERNER Obama said in his speech on Thurs-
Associated Press day that the United States supports
WASHINGTON — Showing no pro- creation of a Palestinian state based on
gress toward peace, Israeli Prime Min- the border lines that existed before the
ister Benjamin Netanyahu sat along- 1967 Six Day War in which Israel forces
side President Barack Obama on Fri- occupied east Jerusalem, the West
day and declared that Israel would not Bank and Gaza. The comment drew
withdraw to 1967 borders to help make angry criticism in Israel, and Netanya-
way for an adjacent Palestinian state. hu made clear after meeting with Oba-
Obama had called on Israel to be will- ma that the idea was unacceptable.
ing to do just that a day earlier. “We cannot go back to those indefen-
The Israeli leader said he would sible lines,” said Netanyahu.
make some concessions but Israel Both Obama and Netanyahu said AP PHOTO
would not go back to the lines from they shared a desire to get to peace and President Barack Obama, right, meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya-
AP PHOTO decades earlier because they would be downplayed disagreements. “We may hu, left, of Israel in the Oval Office at the White House on Friday.
Re-enacting Khmer Rouge killings “indefensible.” have differences here and there,” Neta-
Cambodian students re-enact torture For his part, Obama said that there nyahu said. negotiate with a newly constituted Pal- Obama agreed that Hamas “is not a
executed by the Khmer Rouge to were differences of formulations and But there was no sign of resolution estinian unity government that in- partner for a significant realistic peace
mark the annual ‘Day of Anger’ Friday language but that such disputes are go- of the many barriers that stand be- cludes the radical Hamas movement, process” and said Palestinians would
at Choeung Ek, a former Khmer ing to happen “between friends.” tween Israel and the Palestinians, more which refuses to recognize Israel’s have to resolve that issue among them-
Rouge ‘killing field’ dotted with mass The president never mentioned the now than last September when Obama right to exist. He said that Palestinian selves.
graves about nine miles south of 1967 borders as the two men talked brought the two parties together to call President Mahmoud Abbas had to Yet both Obama and Netanyahu em-
Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodian with reporters. The leaders spoke after for a peace deal within a year — a choose between continuing the deal phasized a need to make some kind of
Buddhist monks, civil servants and a lengthy meeting in the Oval Office, deadline that now looks unattainable. with Hamas and making peace with Is- progress, against all obstacles, as
residents gather to mark the annual amid tense times. Netanyahu said his nation could not rael. changes sweep the Arab world.
commemoration by re-enacting
torture and executions inflicted by the
Khmer Rouge during its reign of ter-
Tribute to
ror in the 1970s.


NATO jets strike 3 ports late pope

goes bust
ATO fighter jets struck three ports
in bombing runs overnight, target-
ing Moammar Gadhafi’s navy in an
effort to protect the rebel-held port of
Misrata, NATO said Friday. It was the Modern sculpture of Pope
broadest attack on Libya’s naval forces
since the alliance joined the conflict. John Paul II in Rome may be
One bombing run hit the main port torn down due to protests.
of Tripoli, where reporters could see
flames and smoke rising above the
stricken warship into the night sky. By FRANCES D’EMILIO
Other targets were the Khoms port, and ALBA TOBELLA
between Tripoli and Misrata, and Gad- Associated Press
hafi’s hometown of Sirte to the east. ROME — A new, modernist
In Brussels, NATO confirmed that its sculpture of Pope John Paul II is
warplanes targeted the ports and ac- turning into a monumental bust.
cused Libya of using its ships in the The Vatican on Friday
escalating conflict, including attempts slammed the giant artwork out-
to mine the harbor in Misrata, Libya’s side Rome’s Termini Train Sta-
third-largest city 125 miles (200 kilom- tion, saying it doesn’t even re-
eters) southeast of Tripoli. semble the late pontiff.
Some Romans and tourists say
the bronze statue looks more like
President wants elections Italy’s wartime dictator Benito
Mussolini than the widely be-
Yemen’s embattled president loved pope.
snubbed a U.S.-backed proposal by Gulf “How could they have given
Arab nations that would end his rule such a kind pope the head of a
and instead called Friday for new elec- Fascist?” said 71-year-old Anto-
tions — a move unlikely to end the nio Lamonica.
months of mass street protests de- The artist, Some Romans
manding his ouster. Oliviero Rainal- and tourists
The announcement by Ali Abdullah AP PHOTO di, depicted the
pontiff as if he is say the
F ive-year-old Theo Hubanks appears to relish the rigors of yard work while assisting his mother with a
Saleh dashed hopes for a quick end to
the crisis in the Arab world’s poorest grass-cutting project outside their Madison, Wis. home on Thursday. opening his bronze statue
country, also home to one of al-Qaida’s cloak to em- looks more
most dangerous branches. brace the faith- like Italy’s

Debris hinders Mississippi travel

“This could go on for some time,” ful. But the Vat-
said Christopher Boucek, a Yemen ican newspaper wartime dic-
expert with the Carnegie Endowment L’Osservatore tator Benito
for Peace. Romano said Mussolini than
the effect of the
DAYTON, OHIO nearly 5-meter
the widely
(16-foot) statue beloved pope.
Microwave mom gets life By HOLBROOK MOHR
An old school bus
sits in floodwaters bears “only a
Associated Press from the rising Mis- distant resem-
An Ohio woman convicted of killing
her month-old baby daughter in a mi- JACKSON, Miss. — Cargo was slow- sissippi River in St. blance to the pope.”
crowave oven was spared the death ly moving along the bloated Mississip- Francisville, La., Artistic intent aside, “we find
penalty and sentenced Friday to life in pi River after a costly daylong stand- where a dozen homes ourselves in the piazza before a
prison without parole. still, while officials kept an eye on the and businesses, and violent gash, like a bomb, that
lower Delta where thousands of acres several camps were ends up assimilating a cloak that
Montgomery County Common Pleas
flooded, Friday. Resi-
Judge Mary Wiseman sentenced China of farmland could be swamped by wa- almost looks like a sentry box,
dents were leaving in
Arnold, 31, of Dayton, who psycholo- ter that is inching closer to the top of a topped by a head of a pope which
the face of a manda-
gists testified showed no signs of seri- levee. comes off too roundish,” critic
tory evacuation
ous mental illness. The Coast Guard for much of Tues- order set to kick in Sandro Barbagallo wrote in Fri-
Arnold was convicted last week of day closed a 15-mile stretch at Natch- today. day’s L’Osservatore.
aggravated murder by the same jury ez, Miss., north of New Orleans, Rome Mayor Gianni Aleman-
that recommended her punishment. blocking vessels heading toward the no, asked by APTN in an exclu-
Jurors deliberated about six hours Gulf of Mexico and others trying to AP PHOTO sive interview if the city might
Thursday and Friday. Prosecutors say return north after dropping off their take down the statue, said public
Arnold intentionally put 28-day-old freight. barges are idled, as the toll from the possible speed, the costs of the slow- opinion would be considered.
Paris Talley in a microwave and turned Later in the day, barges that haul weeks of flooding from Arkansas to down hard to calculate. “There’s an ancient saying:
it on after a fight with her boyfriend. coal, timber, iron, steel and more than Louisiana continues to mount. Natchez Mayor Jake Middleton said ’Vox populi, vox dei,”’ Alemanno
half of America’s grain exports were Wakes generated by passing barge he met Monday with Maj. Gen. Mi- said, using the Latin for “Voice of
ISTANBUL again allowed to pass, but at the slow- traffic could increase the strain on lev- chael Walsh and other officials when the people, voice of God.”

Two dead in earthquake est possible speed. Such interruptions

could cost the U.S. economy hundreds
ees designed to hold back the river,
officials said. Late Tuesday, barges
they discussed the river closing, the
latest tough move to try to ensure the
“And from this point of view we
cannot help but take into consid-
Two people died and more than 100 of millions of dollars for each day the were able to move again at the lowest levees are not breached. eration the opinion of the public,”
were injured after a 5.9-magnitude he added.
earthquake hit western Turkey, author-

Al-Qaida considered oil tankers as bombing targets

ities said Friday.
The tremblor, which was felt in Is-
tanbul and other cities hundreds of
miles away, damaged buildings, shat-
tered windows and cut off electricity By EILEEN SULLIVAN Americans, he also believed a rela- day. The alert, obtained by The
and phone communications. and MATT APUZZO tively simpler attack on the oil in- Associated Press, said that al-Qai-
More than 50 aftershocks were re- Bin Laden’s Associated Press dustry could create a worldwide da had sought information on the
corded after the quake struck late personal files WASHINGTON — Osama bin panic that would hurt Westerners size and construction of oil tank-
Thursday. Laden’s personal files revealed a every time they gassed up their ers, had decided that spring and
An 18-year-old student was killed by revealed the brazen idea to hijack oil tankers cars. summer provided the best weath-
falling rubble from a damaged building, idea to hijack oil and blow them up at sea last sum- U.S. officials said the tanker er to approach the ships.
while another victim died of a heart mer, creating explosions he hoped idea, included in documents “We are not aware of indications
tankers and
attack suffered during the quake, offi- would rattle the world’s economy found in the compound where bin of any specific or imminent terror-
cials said. blow them up at and send oil prices skyrocketing, Laden was killed nearly three ist attack plotting against the oil
Residents of Simav, which is located sea last the U.S. said Friday. weeks ago, was little more than an and natural gas sector overseas or
near the city of Kutahya, were told not The newly disclosed plot al-Qaida fantasy. But the FBI and in the United States,” Homeland
to go back into their homes because of
summer. showed that while bin Laden was Department of Homeland Securi- Security spokesman Matthew AP PHOTO
the potential for additional damage always scheming for the next big ty issued a confidential warning to Chandler said in a statement Fri- Giant bronze sculpture portray-
caused by aftershocks. strike that would kill thousands of police and the energy industry Fri- day. ing Pope John Paul II in Rome.

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The end of the world is near - again

A California-based radio It also has leased billboards and their children do not. The
around the country to herald the children might want to attend
preacher finds some doubters
end, including at least one in college, but their parents might
in local clergy and scholars. this area on State Route 309 not save any money for tuition
near Sheetz in Wilkes-Barre because they believe the world
Township. will end before the children fin-
By MATT HUGHES According to tracts authored ish high school.
mhughes@timesleader.com by Camping or published by Ardea Russo, theology profes-
The world has neared its end Family Radio Worldwide, the sor at King’s College, said the
many times. prediction is drawn from an proliferation of apocalyptic pro-
Followers of Baptist preacher amalgam of Old and New Testa- phecies like Camping’s and the
William Miller believed it would ment passages. similar 2012 predictions may
all be over on Oct. 22, 1844. Oct. Camping dates the biblical teach us something about our
23 of that year marked the start flood described in Genesis to current society.
of what historians would dub 4990 B.C. “They tend to mostly pop up
the Great Disap- From 2 Peter 3:8, in times of economic or social
pointment. which states that hardship. If you go back hun-
On Feb. 14, 1835, “If you go “one day with the dreds and hundreds of years you
Mormon Church back hundreds Lord is as a thousand can find times when things were
founder Joseph years and a thousand not looking up and these sorts of
Smith announced and hundreds years as one day,” he predictions were made,” Russo
that Jesus Christ of years you gleans that a biblical said. “It seems to be inspired by
would return to a hope for something better;
earth within 56
can find times reference to a day
may be read as a ref- people who look for a day where
years, or before Feb. when things erence to 1,000 years. DON CAREY/THE TIMES LEADER we don’t have to worry.”
15, 1891. were not look- He then reads the sev- A billboard on Route 309 in Wilkes-Barre Township proclaims the end of the world will begin today. The Rev. Ken Seegar, pastor of
The Watchtower en-day window God Preacher Harold Camping and his California radio station, Family Radio, are behind the prediction. the Parish Community of St.
Society, more com- ing up and gave Noah to prepare Andre Bessette in Wilkes-Barre,
monly known as the these sorts of for the flood as a this story placed any belief in
This isn’t the first such pre- haven’t, because I don’t know. offered a similar analysis.
Jehovah’s Witnesses, prophesy that God diction for Camping. Camping’s claims about the end All I can do is live every day like “I just think that human na-
has prophesied the predictions has given humanity In his book, “1994?” he pre-of days, many felt lessons could it’s my last, like I don’t have to- ture is such that we want to find
end would come at were made.” 7,000 years to escape dicted the end would come in be learned from the prediction. morrow.” an answer; we know there was a
least six times since worldwide destruc- the book’s titular year. His Chapman said he hasn’t had Joe Curran, chairman of the beginning, and we want to know
1914. Ardea Russo tion. claims have captured plenty ofmany questions about the topic Religious Studies Department at when there’s an end,” Seegar
King’s College
And today, the end Adding a year to ac- from the junior high and high-
attention on the Internet, where Misericordia University, said he said. “These sorts of things
theology professor
is to come again. count for the lack of a end-of-the-world parties and school students he works with plans to raise the topic in an on- propagate themselves in times
Preacher Harold year 0, Camping de- bands of post-rapture looters but said it provides an opportu- line course that will begin Mon- of uncertainty. We’ve had wars,
Camping, 89, of Oakland, Calif., termined the world would end were organized on Facebook. nity “to teach them to be ready.” day, “for those of us who’ve been droughts, earthquakes; people
and Family Radio, the listener- in 2011, and from the Genesis Local pastors and theologians “To a certain extent, the Bible left behind.” look at these kinds of things and
supported radio station he description that the great deluge does say that we don’t have to-
have taken note as well, though say where is the end of it?”
heads, have made the prediction began on the 17th day of the sec- they’ve heard it all before. morrow; tomorrow is a gift,” Power of religion Monsignor John Bendik of St.
and spent mega bucks promot- ond month of the Hebrew calen- Chapman said. “Live every day
“There’s one book I have that Curran said the prediction John the Evangelist Church in
ing the message. dar, or May 21 in modern terms, like it’s your last; give every day
says 88 reasons why the Rapture demonstrates “that religion can Pittston, however, said he
During the past week, Family he arrived at today. is in 1988,” joked Doug Chap- the best you have.” sometimes be a negative influen- doesn’t believe giving the pre-
Radio has run full-page adver- Camping believes 200 million man, youth pastor at Back “I’m not going to call them ce in people’s lives, as well as a dictions any extra attention is
tisements in national newspaper people will be caught up in the Mountain Harvest Assembly in wackjobs or anything, because positive influence in many peo- appropriate.
USA Today, declaring that air to meet Christ in an event Dallas. there could be some truth ple’s lives.” “I would not give this kind of
“JUDGMENT DAY Begins with commonly called the Rapture, there,” he continued. “But have I Curran used as an example a thing any kind of credibility,” he
a worldwide earthquake on MAY which will precede a worldwide Lessons to teach sold my cars? Have I emptied hypothetical family in which the said. “It’s not going to be in my
21, 2011.” earthquake today. Though none interviewed for out my bank account? No, I parents believe in the Rapture homily on Sunday.”

Tomato fight helps throw 28th annual Pittston Festival into national spotlight
Sunday’s Parade Magazine eye,” said Daryl Chen, features esting events.” al news.
editor of Parade Magazine. “It Festival Chairwoman Lori No- “Two years ago, the Washing-
mentions fun fight in story of was also great that the money for cito, who has been involved with ton Post did a full page story on
50 food festivals in 50 states. the event goes toward a good the festival for the past14 years, is the festival. People read it in the
cause.” humbled by the thought that the Post and wanted to come up to
Chen said that she and other local event, which she admits is a the festival. It’s nice when that
By JOHN KRISPIN editors were looking for events “labor of love,” will be reaching a happens, when we see our friends
jkrispin@timesleader.com that have not occurred yet this large audience. and neighbors, but it’s also nice to
year so the readers would have a “I think people really enjoy see out-of-towners.”
A local food festival will make
chance to attend the festivals small-town festivals, but the qual- Other national events that will
another kind of splash this week- ity in food and the events and en- appear in the story are the Ken-
without waiting for the following
end, months ahead of the actual tertainment is what draws them. tucky Bourbon Festival, the Gil-
year. Other criteria were that the
event. food items were synonymous We hope this proud tradition con- roy, Calif., Garlic Festival, and
The 28th annual Pittston To- with the area of the event and tinues and attracts more people Spinach Festival in Kansas.
mato Festival will grace the pages that the event is well established so they can enjoy. The entire Chen said Parade Magazine S. JOHN WILKIN/TIMES LEADER FILE PHOTO
of this week’s nationally publish- and ongoing. committee is so dedicated.” will be posting photos of the to- The Pittston Tomato Festival had a good crowd opening night last
ed Parade Magazine, an insert in “Part of what we were trying to Nocito said this isn’t the first mato fight on its website, August. The Tomato Fight is one of the highlights of the festival.
the Sunday Times Leader, in the do is also to start a conversation time the festival has made nation- www.Parade.com.
feature story “Eat Your Way with our readers,” said Chen. “We
Across America, 50 States, 50
Fabulous Food Festivals.”
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Shuttle crew inspects damages

Astronauts will scrutinize the cerned,” said LeRoy Cain, chair- ing gear.
man of the shuttle mission man- The location and size gives
gouge on the shuttle’s
agement team that decided Fri- engineers a bit of confidence
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cused inspection.” that caused the disintegration of ††
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By SETH BORENSTEIN neuver is being done out of an 2003. They also note that simi-
AP Science Writer abundance of caution and won’t lar damage on Endeavour in
HOUSTON — NASA ordered cause any disruption to the 2007 — coincidentally com-
Endeavour’s crew to take an un- crew or its 16-day mission to the manded by Scott Kelly, brother
usual close-up look at a dam- International Space Station. of current commander Mark
aged tile in the space shuttle’s The damaged tile was spotted Kelly — turned out not to be a
delicate heat shield early Sat- in photos snapped by the sta- problem.
urday morning. tion crew just before the shuttle Cain told reporters that it’s so
Using the shuttle’s robotic linked up Wednesday. Initially, unlikely that the gouge will be
arm, astronauts will scrutinize the photos showed seven sites problematic that NASA hasn’t
the gouge on the shuttle’s un- with dings or gouges, but six of even considered making contin-
derbelly with a high resolution them were further analyzed and gency plans for fixing the tile in
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Anna C. Sanders Robert C. Runta

Street in Larksville, died Wednes-
day, May 18, 2011, at his home. May 20, 2011 May 19, 2011
Arrangements are in progress.
Full obituary information will be WILKES-BARRE – City
published in Sunday’s edition of
The Times Leader and later today
A nna C. (Koteck) Sanders, 97,
formerly of Spruce Street, Avo- R obert C. Runta, 79, of Dallas,
passed away Thursday, May 19, police reported the following:
• Robert Foley, 30, of Scran-
ca, passed away peacefully Friday, 2011, at home.
at www.celebratehislife.com. ton said a Pennsylvania license
May 20, 2011, at Golden Living Cen- He was born in Luzerne, a son of
THOMAS J. O’NEILL, of Kis- ter, East Mountain, where she had the late Joseph A. and Anna Yanule- plate HKF-5789 was stolen from
simmee, Fla., formerly of Wilkes- been a resident since 2003. vitch Runta Sr. He was formerly of his vehicle Thursday while it
Barre, passed away Wednesday, Born in Avoca, on October 14, Nanticoke before moving to Dallas. was parked in the area of South
May 18, 2011. 1913, she was a daughter of the late Robert was a graduate of Luzerne Main and East Northampton
Arrangements are being han- Michael and Catherine (Jalowiec) streets.
High School. He was a U.S. Army
dled by the family, and the McNul- • Yazan Mahmoud, 24, of
Koteck. She was a lifelong resident veteran of the Korean War. He was a
ty Funeral Home, Freeland, are
handling services locally. of Avoca and graduate of Avoca heavy machine operator for Ray Pi- Plains Township allegedly vio-
High School. She was a member of saneschi Construction of Swoyers- lated a protection from abuse
ELIZABETH ERNST ELL, 90, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Du- ville and later for Neal – Lynn Inc., order against him when he
formerly of Wilkes-Barre, died pont. of Luzerne. contacted Lauren Missal, 22, of
Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Star In addition to her parents, Anna Vulcan Street on Thursday after-
He was a member of Our Lady of
Hill Rest Home. was preceded in death by her hus-
Arrangements are in progress. Victory Church, Harveys Lake; noon.
band of 62 years, Jesse L. Sanders; Main St., Avoca, with a Mass of American Legion, Post 672 of Dal- Pa.; as well as cousins. • A truck crashed into a
Full obituary information will be Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Sa- Funeral will be held at 9:15
brothers, John J. and Edward Ko- las; and Labor Union Local 215. Rob- house Wednesday morning near
published in Sunday’s edition of
teck, both of Dupont, and Joseph J. cred Heart of Jesus Church, Du- ert was an avid Penn State fan. a.m. Monday from the Betz- the intersection of East Main
The Times Leader and later today
at www.celebrateherlife.com. Koteck, Clarence, N.Y.; and a sister, pont. The Rev. Joseph D. Verespy Robert was preceded in death by Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 and Scott streets. Gregory Bacz-
Helen Urbanowicz, Stratton, Conn. will officiate. Interment will follow sisters, Celestine Runta and Ludwi- Bennett St., Luzerne, with a Mass of marga Sr. of Plains Township
RAYMOND CANNON, 79, of She is survived by several nieces in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends na Runta; and brother, Joseph Runta Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our said he left a convenience store
Park Towers, Nanticoke, passed and nephews. may call from 9 to10 a.m. Monday at Jr. Lady of Victory Church, Harveys at the intersection and acciden-
away Thursday, May 19, 2011, at The funeral will be held at 10 the funeral home. He is survived by his wife of 54 Lake, with the Rev. Daniel Toomey
the Wilkes-Barre General Hospi-
tally stepped on the accelerator
a.m. Monday from the Kniffen Condolences may be sent at years, the former Arlene Irene Carv- officiating. Interment will be in St.
tal. instead of the brake pedal and
O’Malley Funeral Home Inc., 728 www.BestLifeTributes.com. er; daughter Susan Krzysik and her Ann’s Cemetery, Lehman Town-
The full obituary will appear in struck a house at 330 E. Main
Sunday’s Times Leader. Arrange- husband, Joseph; and daughter Em- ship. Friends may call at the funeral St. The house sustained damage
ments are by the Stanley S. Steg- ma of Dallas; son Robert Runta and home from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. to the front porch and the truck
ura Funeral Home Inc., Nanticoke. his wife, Nancy; and their children, Condolences can be sent to sym- had damage to the front end and
Genevieve Romaine Clarke Morgan Matthew and Rachel of Perkasie, pathy@betzjastremski.com. undercarriage. Baczmarga was
BERNADINE DOROSKY, of not injured.
Kingston, died Friday, May 20, May 20, 2011 • James Bramich of Wilkes-
2011, in the Wilkes-Barre General Barre told police that he was
Funeral arrangements are G enevieve Romaine Clarke Mor-
gan, 77, died Friday, May 20,
2011, at her home in Pittston. Russell Charles Delong
attacked on North Empire Court
early Thursday morning while
pending from the Kopicki Funeral walking with friends to a nearby
She was a daughter of the late
Home, Kingston. May 19, 2011 convenience store. He described
Willard and Genevieve Doyle Clarke
of Pittston. his attacker as a black male,
She was a graduate of Pittston
High School and was employed for
R ussell Charles DeLong, 86, of
Chapin Apartments, Walnut
approximately 6’2”, wearing a
blue T-shirt and blue jeans.
Street, Kingston, died Thursday,
Irene F. Barycki many years as a teacher’s aid in Pitt-
ston Area elementary schools. She May 19, 2011, in the Wilkes-Barre
May 19, 2011 was the President and General Man- General Hospital.
ager of Morgan Communications He was born on January 12, 1925,
Irene F. Ba-
rycki, 65, of
Inc., the founding owner and oper- in West Wyoming, and was a son of
the late Ralph and Gertrude De-
Talitha Marie
ator of WTLQ-FM 102.3 Pittston.
Old Forge, for- Genevieve was an active member Long. Russell graduated from Forty Drass
merly of Avo- of St. Mary Help of Christians Par- Fort High School and served in the
ca, went home ish, its Marion Club and Altar and Pacific Theater during World War II May 19, 2011
to be with the Rosary Society. Barbara, of Port Griffith; as well as
with the U.S. Air Force.
Lord Thurs-
day, May 19,
She was preceded in death by her
brother, William Clarke, of Phoenix-
numerous cousins; nieces and neph-
ews. Prior to his retirement, he was
employed for many years by Cleve-
T alitha Marie Drass, 23, of Dupont,
formerly of Pittston, died Thurs-
Funeral services will be held at day, May 19, 2011, at Geisinger
2011, at the ville, Pa. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from Paul Leo- land Brothers Equipment Co. of
Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. Surviving are her husband of 54 nard Funeral Home, 575 N. Main Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
Wilkes-Barre. He was a member of She was preceded in death by her
years, Charles, and their three chil- St., Pittston, with a Mass of Chris-
She was born in Avoca, on April the Kingston Masonic Lodge 395, Hayden Charles Miller and Grant husband, Joseph R. Lesh.
dren; Chuck and his wife, Cathy, tian Burial at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of
27, 1946, and was a daughter of the
Moosic, Donna Dunn and her hus- the Holy Eucharist Parish in Pitt- the Kingston VFW and the Ply- Tate Miller, Annapolis, Md.; and his Born in Scranton, a daughter of Ri-
late Joseph and Anna (Lynch) mouth Christian Church. Russell sister, Shirley DeLong Norcross,
Murphy. band, Gary, La Plata, Md., and Lin- ston. Friends may call from 4 to 8 chard and Joyce Werkheiser Drass,
da Morgan, Pittston. She has four p.m. Sunday and Monday at the fu- was active in the Kingston Senior Forty Fort; as well as nieces and ne- Talitha was a loving and caring moth-
Irene was a member of Nativity Center for the last 10 years. phews.
of our Lord Church, Duryea. She grandchildren, Chucky and Colby neral home. er, daughter and friend who was
Russell was preceded in death by Friends may call from 2 to 4
Morgan, Moosic, and twins, Kyle The family has requested that, in deeply loved and will be truly missed
attended Avoca schools. Irene his brother, Edwin DeLong. p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at
and Alicia Dunn, La Plata, Md. Also, lieu of flowers, memorial donations by all who knew her.
loved her animals and will be mis- He is survived by his daughters, the Hugh B. Hughes Funeral Home,
a twin sister, Maryagnes Clarke Fitz- may be made in Genevieve’s name
sed dearly, and especially her dogs Also surviving are three children,
maurice and her husband, John Leo- to the Medical Oncology Prescrip- Beth Ann DeLong Hornick and hus- 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Fu-
and cats, Simba, Buster, Kit Kat Gabriel Lesh, 3, Marilyn Lesh, 5, and
nard, of Bound Brook, N.J.; and tion Fund, 382 Pierce St., Kingston band, LTC John W. Hornick, Har- neral services will be held Tuesday
and Shilo. Logan Lesh, 2, all of Pittston; two sis-
brother, Robert Clarke and his wife, PA 18704. deeville, S.C., and Karen DeLong morning.
She loved baking, cooking and In lieu of flowers, donations may ters, Tina Lewis and husband, Terry,
Miller, Esq., and husband, Kevin
bird-watching; she was very reli- West Pittston, and Livia Drass, Pitt-
Miller, of Annapolis, Md.; along be made to the Kingston Senior
gious and loved to watch Father ston; four brothers, Christian Poling,
with granddaughter Jacqueline Ma- Center, 680 Wyoming Ave., King-
Cedric Pisegna. She was a wonder- Leeandrew Poling, Hayden Drass,
ful wife, mother and friend and Genevieve Reiser rie Carini, Scranton; and grandsons, ston, PA 18704.
and Devon Drass, all of Pittston; her
was always there to listen to any- stepmother Tammi Poling; as well as
one who needed a shoulder to lean May 19, 2011
numerous aunts; uncles; cousins;
on. nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she
was preceded in death by a sister, G enevieve “Jean” Reiser, of South
Sherman Street, Wilkes-Barre, FUNERALS The funeral will be held at 7 p.m.
Sunday with a blessing service in the
Ann Marie Rutkowski; her broth- passed away Thursday, May 19,
2011, at Hospice Community Care Neil W. Regan Funeral Home Inc.,
er-in law Joseph Rutkowski; and an BRENNAN – Jean, services 8 p.m. Joseph Drive, Kingston, from 2 to
Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South 1900 Pittston Ave., by the Rev. Mi-
infant brother. Monday at Kniffen O’Malley 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Wilkes-Barre. chael Bryant, pastor of St. John Neu-
Irene is survived by her husband Funeral Home Inc., 465 S. Main LAPORTE – Helen, funeral 11 a.m.
Born January 20, 1923, in Hud- mann Parish, officiating. Interment
of 43 years, Andrew Barycki; her St., Wilkes-Barre. Family and
son, she was a daughter of the late today in the Metcalfe and Shaver will be private and at the convenience
daughter Andrea Melissa Barycki;
John and Michaelina Brazinski Win- friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming of the family. Friends may call from 4
and her pets.
cek. Monday. Ave., Wyoming. Friends may call to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Funeral services will be held at
9 a.m. Monday from the Kiesinger Jean attended Wilkes-Barre area CAVANAUGH – Chris, Celebration from 10 a.m. until the time of In lieu of flowers, memorial contri-
Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAl- schools and worked in the area gar- of Life Memorial Service 11 a.m. services today. butions may be made to a fund for her
pine St., Duryea, with a Mass of ment industry. She was employed today at Christ United Presby- LAVELLE – Patrick, funeral 10 a.m. children, the Joseph R. Lesh Founda-
for many years as a waitress for phy- terian Church, 105 Lee Park Ave., tion, Penn East Federal Credit Union,
Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Sa- today in St. Ann Basilica Church,
sicians at the Wilkes-Barre General Hanover Township. Visitation 720 Davis St., Scranton, PA 18505.
cred Heart Church, Duryea. West Scranton. Relatives and
Hospital and was a member of the
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. with family 10 a.m. prior to the friends are asked to go directly to
International Ladies Garment Pa., and Michele Erdman and her
Sunday. Interment will be held at service. church.
St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avoca.
Workers Union. husband, Rahn, Dornsife, Pa.; great-
DARING – Raymond, memorial
Jean was a loving wife, mother grandchildren, Nicholas, Lane, REINO – Margaret, funeral 10 a.m.
Online condolences may be service 11 a.m. today in the Dallas The Times Leader publish-
and grandmother; she enjoyed pol- Brooke, Trevor, Michael, and Sa- Monday in St. Therese’s Church, es free obituaries, which
made to www.kiesingerfuneralser- United Methodist Church, Parson-
ka dancing and playing cards. mantha; as well as a sister, Mary Pioneer Avenue and Davis Street,
vices.com. have a 27-line limit, and paid
She was preceded in death by sis- Wincek, Hudson. age Street, Dallas. The family will Shavertown. Friends may call obituaries, which can run
ters, Caroline Fields and Valerie Funeral services will be held at also receive friends today at the from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the with a photograph. A funeral
Wincek; and brothers, John and 10 a.m. Monday at the Jendrzejew- church following the memorial Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home home representative can call
Lillian Corbett Walter. ski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St.,
Surviving are her husband of 57 Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. John S.
HALCISAK – Joseph, funeral 11 a.m.
Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. the obituary desk at (570)
829-7224, send a fax to (570)
Charters years, Raymond C. Reiser; daughter Terry, Pastor, Our Lady of Hope Par-
Janice Weiss and her husband, ish, officiating. Interment will be in
today with a memorial funeral
SARF – Margaret, funeral 9:15 a.m.
today from the Andrew Strish 829-5537 or e-mail to tlo-
Mass in Sacred Heart of Jesus bits@timesleader.com. If you
May 19, 2011 John, Pringle; son Theodore Naugle Oak Lawn Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larks-
Roman Catholic Church, Wilkes- fax or e-mail, please call to
and his wife, Dorothy, Plymouth; Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. ville. Mass of Christian Burial 10
L illian Corbett Charters, 88, a
former longtime resident of
Bear Creek Township, died Thurs-
grandchildren, Theodore Naugle Sunday.
and his wife, Jennifer, Shickshinny, In lieu of flowers, memorial dona-
Barre. Friends may call today at
the church for visitation and
a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church,
Laflin. Friends may call from 8:15
confirm. Obituaries must be
submitted by 9 p.m. Sunday
day, May 19, 2011, at Inova Fair John Weiss and his wife, Karen, tions may be made to St. Joseph’s remembrances from 10 a.m. until through Thursday and 7:30
to 9:15 a.m. today.
Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, Va. Pringle, Debra Radzwilka and her Center, 320 S. Blakely St., No. 1, the time of services. p.m. Friday and Saturday.
SINE – Gertrude, celebration of life Obituaries must be sent by a
Born in 1923, in Wilkes-Barre, husband, Al, Plymouth Meeting, Dunmore, PA 18512. HARVEY – Lucille, funeral noon
she was a daughter of the late John 8:30 a.m. Monday from McLaugh- funeral home or crematory,
Monday from the Sheldon-Ku-
and Lillian Fluegel Corbett. lin’s, 142 S. Washington St., or must name who is hand-
kuchka Funeral Home Inc., 74 W.
Lillian was a graduate of G.A.R. Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass 9:30 ling arrangements, with
Memorial High School and Mercy Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Friends
a.m. in the Church of Saint Mary address and phone number.
Hospital School of Nursing in
Wilkes-Barre. She completed her Sylvester J. Kuskiewicz may call Monday from 11 a.m. until
the time of service at the funeral
of the Immaculate Conception, We discourage handwritten
studies for a degree in nurse anes- Wilkes-Barre. Visitation from 6 to notices; they incur a $15
May 19, 2011 home. typing fee.
thesia at the University of Pitts- 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral
JESUIT – Lottie, funeral 11:15 a.m.
burgh. home.
Lillian was a Certified Regis- ylvester J. Kuskiewicz, 82, for- Monday in the Thomas P. Kear-
merly of East Grove Street, Nan- SMITH – Darl, memorial services 2
tered Nurse Anesthetist at Nesbitt ney Funeral Home Inc., Old Forge.
Memorial Hospital in Kingston for
many years, and she practiced at
ticoke, passed away Thursday, May
19, 2011, at Heritage House, Wilkes-
Mass of Christian Burial noon in
p.m. today in the Oakdale United
Methodist Church, Hunlock
In Loving Memory
Nanticoke State Hospital at the
time of her retirement.
He was born in Nanticoke, on Oc-
Ss. Peter and Paul Church, West
Scranton. Family may pay their Creek. Friends and relatives are
invited to attend.
Patricia Fanelli Yurko
Aug. 12, 1949 - May 21, 2010
Lillian was a member of the Par- tober 23, 1928, and was a son of the respects from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday
late John and Frances Hudzik Kus- at the funeral home. VOYACK – John Sr., Mass of Chris-
ish of Saint Nicholas.
Her husband, James D. Char- kiewicz.. After graduation from KARSKO – Eleanor, funeral 10 a.m. tian Burial 11 a.m. today at Ss.
ters, died July 9, 2004. Her broth- Nanticoke High School, he elected today from the Bernard J. Pion- Peter & Paul Church, Avoca.
ers, John and Paul Corbett, and an to join the U.S. Army and served Friends may call today from 10 to
tek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main
aunt Florence Winchester, also during the Korean Conflict as a tank 11 a.m. at the church.
operator. St., Duryea. Mass 10:30 a.m. in St.
preceded her in death. WILISHEFSKI – Ann Marie, funeral
Surviving are her children, Gail He also was a member of the for- Michael Byzantine Catholic
Charters of Lakewood, Colo., mer St. Stanislaus Church, the Church, Pittston. Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. today from the Nat &
James Charters of Mehoopany, American Legion Post 350, Nanti- today from 9 a.m. until the time Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park
and Jay Patrick Charters of Fair- coke, and was treasurer for Polish of service today. Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Mass of Chris-
fax, Va.; and a brother, Bernard Falcons of America Nest 91. Golobek; nieces, Linda Sisolak, We thought of you with love today.
KOREY – George, prayer service 2 tian Burial 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s
Corbett of Wilkes-Barre. Sylvester also owned and operat- Pam Novakoski and Francine Yen- But that is nothing new.
ed Kuskiewicz’s Market on East p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Church of the Immaculate Con- We thought about you yesterday.
Celebration of Lillian’s Life cha; as well as many grandnieces
will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday Grove Street, Nanticoke, for many Mercy Center Chapel, Miser- ception, Wilkes-Barre. And days before that too.
and grandnephews.
from McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Wash- years. We think of you in silence.
ington St., Wilkes-Barre, with fu- He was an avid fisherman and en-
Funeral services will be held
at 9:30 a.m. Monday from the
icordia University Campus, Dallas.
All are welcome to attend.
G en etti’s We often speak your name.
neral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the
Church of Saint Nicholas. Inter-
joyed many fishing trips to Canada
with his close friends.
Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C., 51
W. Green St., Nanticoke, with a
KRASNO – Celia, Shiva at 205 A fterFu nera lLu ncheons Now all we have are memories.
And your picture in a frame.
ment will be in Saint Nicholas Sylvester was preceded in death, Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Sta rting a t$7.95 p erp erson Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we’ll never part.
Cemetery in Shavertown. Visita- in addition to his parents, by sisters, in Holy Trinity Church, St. Faustina H otelBerea vem entR a tes God has you in his keeping.
tion will be held at McLaughlin’s Arlene Golobek and Jean Kuskiew- Parish, with the Rev. James Nash of-
from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday. icz; and brothers, John, Walter and ficiating. Entombment will be in St. We have you in our heart.
Permanent messages and me- Edward Kuskiewicz. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Town- Always in Our Hearts
mories can be shared with Lillian’s Presently surviving are a sister, ship. Friends are invited to attend Love Always Your Husband and
family at www.celebrateherlife-
Bernadine Yencha, St. Petersburg,
Fla.; nephews, John Kusk and David
calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Sun-
day. 825.6477 Children & Rexie

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Write-in winners for

Stefanie Salavantis, a

Republican write-in candi-
date for Luzerne County
district attorney, watches

Crestwood are named

county Election Bureau
Continued from Page 1A Director Leonard Piazza
got the votes needed, but in a tally votes during the
official count at the coun-
mere seven days, made progress
ty courthouse Friday.
and far surpassed our target,” Sa- Times Leader Staff member who initially decided
Salavantis won the GOP
lavantis said in a press release. The write-in winners for not to run for re-election. Tho-
nomination and will run
Salavantis said her campaign three remaining ballot posi- mas is a former board member
for district attorney
will start immediately, and she against incumbent Demo- tions in the Crestwood School who served from 2005-09. Mar-
looks forward to joining the crat Jackie Musto Carroll Board race were determined shall narrowly lost a bid to get
“many new faces who want to in November, election during Luzerne County’s offi- on the board in the 2007 pri-
officials said Friday. Sala- cial vote count on Friday. mary.
continue steering Luzerne Coun-
vantis received 713 Re- The Republican write-in In other election business, a
ty in the right direction.”
publican write-in votes nominees that will appear on coin toss will be used to break
“I decided to run for district at-
compared to 311 for Musto the ballot: Michael Marshall, ties in races in Sugar Notch,
torney because I believe this Mountain Top, 185 votes; Ger- the Greater Nanticoke Area
Carroll, according to Piaz-
county wants a fresh start. We za. ald Orloski, Mountain Top, 112 School District and possibly
will have a new form of govern- votes; and William J. Thomas, other government entities, said
ment and new judges restructur- Wapwallopen, 64 votes. county Election Bureau Direc-
ing the judiciary. I believe that The Democratic write-in tor Leonard Piazza.
the people of this county want a CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER nominees: Marshall, 239 votes; The coin toss will commence
change in all aspects of county Orloski, 165 votes; and John at noon Tuesday in the county
government, including the office throughout her 19-year career as to middle school students about area merchants, and more than Mullisky, Mountain Top, 106 election bureau, which is locat-
of district attorney,” she wrote. a prosecutor, and is currently laws and penalties for breaking $40,000 has been generated by votes. ed on the second floor of the
If elected, Salavantis said she lead counsel in two death penalty them, an Internet task force that charging a fee on people who en- Five board seats are open, county’s Penn Place Building at
would focus on prosecution in ad- cases scheduled to go to trial this has resulted in dozens of arrests ter the Accelerated Rehabilita- and incumbents Gene Mancini the corner of Market Street and
dition to justice, protecting citi- summer involving Elvis Riccardi for child pornography, a notifica- tive Disposition (ARD) program and Ken Malkemes won nomi- Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-
zens’ rights and administering and Hugo Selenski. tion system that alerts crime vic- for first-time offenders, she said. nations on both party tickets Barre, he said.
the office with integrity. She said Tuesday. Final election results in all
She mentioned some high- tims when their perpetrators are “We’ve done some great, great
every district attorney has heavi- Write-in votes had to deter- races have been posted on the
lights of programs started during released from prison and a pre- things in our office over the past
ly relied on experienced assist- mine nominees for the three re- county website at www.luzer-
her administration: a child advo- cious metals database that tracks few years,” she said, noting a ban maining seats because no other necounty.org (click on depart-
ants to try criminal cases on a dai- cacy center for young crime vic- jewelry and other valuables at on bath salt sales, a record num- candidates had gathered nomi- ments/election bureau), Piazza
ly basis, and she would do the tims, a Youth Aid Panel that aims pawn shops that may have been ber of homicides handled by the nation signatures and filed the said.
same. to keep juvenile offenders out of stolen. office and the closing of a nui- necessary paperwork to appear The election results will be
Salavantis, who maintains her court but still accountable, “Too A bad check program has col- sance bar, the former Bull Run on the primary ballot. officially certified at 3:30 p.m.
practice in the Citizens Bank Smart for Trouble” presentations lected $100,000 in restitution for Tavern in Plymouth. Orloski is a current board Tuesday.
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More eye county council


The November ballot for signatures. est in seeing that independ- name recognition when he
Independent and third- ent voices may be heard on ran against state Rep. Phyl-
the legislature could get
party candidates have until council,” Packard said. lis Mundy in November. He
independents, others. Aug. 1 to secure the 995 Packard said he and Wil- said he and Hatchko have
nomination signatures and liams expect to obtain the their own views but have
file other paperwork re- necessary nomination sig- been working together.
By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES quired to get on the ballot. natures by June and will Mullen said he’s fiscally
jandes@timesleader.com Signatures may be provid- then make a final determi- conservative and has no tol-
At least four Luzerne ed by registered voters nation on whether they will erance for corruption, nep-
County residents are circu- from any political party. run in July. otism and cronyism.
lating nomination petitions These candidates would Williams, 63, is an archi- Hatchko, who calls him-
to run for county council as appear on the ballot with tect who started his own self “Bible Buck” and is a
Independent and third-par- the 22 Democrats and Re- practice in Wilkes-Barre in frequent caller to WILK ra-
ty candidates in November. publicans selected Tuesday. 1983, now known as Wil- dio host Steve Corbett’s
Jere Pack- Voters will choose 11 coun- liams, Kinsman & Lewis program, said he is conser-
ard, Kingston, cil candidates to oversee Architecture. Williams also vative independent with a
and Richard the county’s historic switch worked at Bohlin Powell strong distaste for political
Williams, Slo-
cum Town-
to a new home rule govern-
ment in January.
Larkin Cywinski (now Boh-
lin Cywinski Jackson), in
favoritism and cronyism.
“That’s going to stop if I S ix-year-old Zion McCoy makes a wish as he blows on a dandelion re-
ship, are joint- Packard, 73, is an ad- Wilkes-Barre, before he get in there,” said the 66-
ly circulating petitions to junct, part-time history fac- started his own practice. year-old retired county pris-
run as Independents.
Libertarian Tim Mullen,
ulty member at Misericor-
dia University and retired
He said his business and
architectural experience
on correctional officer.
At least two other Liber- LOCAL BRIEF
Kingston Township, and as president of Wyoming would be an asset on coun- tarians – Betsy Summers,
American Independent Par- Seminary in 2007, after 17 cil. Architects must solve Wilkes-Barre, and Brian WILKES-BARRE TWP. – The Jenni
ty member Charles Hatch- years. complex problems in col- Bergman, Hanover Town- Sunshine Foundation will hold a fundrais- an adult. The group will collect canned
ko, Jenkins Township, had He said he actively sup- laborative ways, he said. ship – are planning to run er and food drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and non-perishable food. All food collect-
already announced their ported the county’s switch Selecting a professional for office in November, pos- Sunday at the Walmart Super Center. ed is being donated to the St. Vincent de
plans to run. to home rule and does not manager and division sibly for county council, Art projects and face-painting are free. Paul Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre.
Hatchko said he has col- want the selection of a new chiefs is important to get said Lou Jasikoff, of the Potato pancakes will be available for a The JSF is a community-based orga-
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needs only 15 more to get tics.” Mullen, 52, is a regis- other third parties may also p.m. All children must be accompanied by homeless.
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Break the cycle

of ‘blue laws’
NCE UPON A time, ing a six-pack? That’s the es-
you couldn’t buy alco- sence of economic freedom
hol – or a host of oth- and competition. If you don’t
er “sinful” products want to open on Sunday, don’t.
in Pennsylvania on Sundays. But your competitor should
That was during the era of not be forbidden to do so.
the “blue laws” that sought to Soon, though, motorcycle
protect the Christian Sabbath. dealers could be OK’d to sell
Those laws have mostly fall- their wares on Sundays. A bill
en by the wayside. Mostly. sponsored by state Sen. Tom-
You still can’t buy a motorcy- my Tomlinson, R-Bucks Coun-
cle in Pennsylvania on Sunday. ty, and co-sponsored by Sen.
Or an automobile. Richard Alloway, R-York Coun-
In some ways, that’s a good ty, recently passed unanimous-
thing. It gives you a day to go ly.
out to the lots and casually The bill was prompted by re-
look around with no salespeo- cent moves in neighboring
ple. Not that there’s anything states to allow Sunday sales of
wrong with salespeople talk- Harleys or other bikes, and
ing to potential customers. But Pennsylvanians reportedly
sometimes you just want to were buying their bikes across
look around and see the sticker state lines.
prices before getting serious It just makes sense to end
about test drives and haggling this prohibition.
and such. And while they’re at it, law-
But it does seem sort of out- makers should end the prohib-
dated. ition for all vehicle sales on
If a car or motorcycle dealer Sundays.

The 56th Fine Arts Fiesta: See it, feel it and savor it
wanted to open up and sell, Let’s purge that last vestige
why should state law stand in of blue laws from our state.
the way – any more than it
York Daily Record
should stand in the way of buy-
GROWING UP in Plymouth ways, through my DNA and my faith, she


was a great experience in
the 1950s and 1960s, but it
wasn’t exactly an eclectic,

Papa Fiesta’s vision

“I’m the only candidate in the artsy community. I mean, COMMENTARY I tell you this story because our communi-
Old Shawnee was a hotbed ty is in the midst of the 56th annual Fine
field who can unite the whole for athletics and had its Arts Fiesta in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Al
Republican Party …” share of celebratory institutions honoring Groh – “Papa Fiesta” as he is affectionately
Tim Pawlenty
the fine blending of hops and barley, but I known – is the founder of the Fiesta. On
The former Minnesota governor, 50, who is can’t recall an art museum. Thursday, 90 balloons were launched in
expected to declare his candidacy for president The closest Plymouth came to that was a honor of Groh’s 90th birthday. It was a fit-
Monday, made this comment while fundraising earlier this week in the mural inside the old post office. That artistic ting tribute to the man who dared to dream,
Midwest. vision is still there for everyone to admire as who established an arts festival that contin-
they buy rolls of stamps. ues today to bring out the very best of our
But just because it wasn’t the Left Bank or arts community for all of us to appreciate.
STATE OPINION: GAS DRILLING SoHo doesn’t mean the residents lacked The Fine Arts Fiesta displays the works of
appreciation. artists of all ethnicities, backgrounds, abil-

Why not wait For example, my mother – Elizabeth

Kraszewski O’Boyle – managed to learn
much in her short 42 years on Earth. She
ities. It is a testimonial to what is exception-
ally good about our community and it
serves as an example of how a community

on water permits?
Known as ‘Papa Fiesta,’ Al Groh inspired
had an appreciation for life and people, and can grow and merge and evolve.
the Wyoming Valley’s annual arts festival.
she loved art. Her dream was to one day I urge everyone to attend the Fine Arts
stand face to face with the Mona Lisa – began my tour. I remember walking past the Fiesta and take a leisurely walk through the

Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece that hangs great masterpieces – “Winged Victory,” tents. Stop and pause for conversation with
GOLD-RUSH ap- cus first on determining wheth- in the Louvre in Paris. “Venus de Milo,” Rembrandts, Renoirs, van the artists – learn about who they are and
proach to high-pres- er gas drilling can be done safe- Mom never got to see the Mona Lisa. She Goghs, Michelangelos, Manets and Monets. what they represent. Educate yourself about
sure drilling for natu- ly in the Delaware basin, if at died in 1968, the day before Mother’s Day in And then we walked through one gallery what the Fiesta is all about and digest it.
ral gas has no place in all. the year I graduated high school. I often into another and were told as we entered But don’t just point and look and say,
Pennsylvania. Especially not in The arrival of this industry think how many other “bucket-list items” that the Mona Lisa was in this room. “Wow, that is really nice.” Experience it. See
the watershed that quenches with its potential boost to the she never had time to scratch off her list. That’s when I choked up a bit and realized it for what it truly is and appreciate the
the thirst of15 million people in state’s economy has been In 2000 – the year of my milestone 50th that I was about to stare into the eyes of the effort of every person involved.
the Philadelphia region and be- marred too often by a drill-now, birthday (and most traumatic) – I decided world’s most famous painting. But I was not See the Fine Arts Fiesta, not through your
yond. regulate-later mentality. It to take a trip that would include a stop in going to view this lovely lady alone. I was eyes – see it through Al Groh’s eyes. Then,
So, it’s troubling that, despite wasn’t until several years into the Louvre and a date with the Mona Lisa. It going to look at the Mona Lisa through the and only then, will you truly understand and
their own moratorium on drill- the gas boom that Harrisburg was a trip to London, Paris, Rome and Flo- eyes of my mother. On this September day, appreciate what the Fine Arts Fiesta has
ing in the Delaware boosted drilling rence, and was filled with memories that Elizabeth Kraszewski O’Boyle finally would meant and will continue to mean to each
River basin, inter- The arrival of this fees and streng- will last a lifetime. It was a trip my mother get to see her favorite painting. and every one of us.
state regulators are industry with its thened safe- would have absolutely savored. It was more than emotional for me. It was
moving ahead on guards. So I was a little nervous when I entered an experience that I didn’t want to end. I Bill O’Boyle, a Times Leader staff writer, may be
preliminary re- potential boost to the This week, the the massive museum – the Louvre – and wanted my mom to be there and in many reached at 829-7218.
quests by some state’s economy has state’s largest op-
drillers to pull mil- been marred too often erator – Chesa-
lions of gallons of peake Energy
water from rivers. Corp. – agreed to
With its drilling regulate-later a record $1.1 mil-
moratorium pend- mentality.
ing the enactment
lion fine for con-
taminating pri- Reader supports cuts SEND US YOUR OPINION
Why can’t these people put all the mon-
ey into one pot, instead of a million pots?
If everything is in one pot, and the county
for Planned Parenthood
of what must be vate water sup- Letters to the editor must include the
stringent safety regulations, plies in Bradford County, and writer’s name, address and daytime collected taxes for it, you would see an
the Delaware River Basin Com- for a tank fire at a well site in phone number for verification. Letters even tax system for everybody in the coun-

mission remains the best line of Washington County. udos to Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana should be no more than 250 words. We ty. This could end the corruption.
for signing the bill to eliminate fund- reserve the right to edit and limit writers We in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties
defense against bringing drill- Such tough enforcement
to one published letter every 30 days.
ing rigs to the region. sends the right signal to an in- ing to Planned Parenthood. need to end all this b.s. They should be
• E-mail: mailbag@timesleader.com
The commission’s explana- dustry that says it prides itself Since the federal government is un- • Fax: 570-829-5537 one county, not many communities all
tion for granting one request on being environmentally re- willing to stop this funding, I hope the • Mail: Mail Bag, The Times Leader, 15 starving for money.
for water rights, with three sponsible. The goal should be other governors will follow suit. Planned N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 1871 1 Joe Mansueto
more under review, is that its to avoid mishaps, which is why Parenthood isn’t just “a major provider of Forty Fort
staff must keep up with the ex- the Delaware basin regulators, abortions” – it’s the nation’s No. 1. abortion
pected workload from such re- who represent Gov. Tom Cor-
quests. Also, drillers cannot bett and the governors of New
Although the Guttmacher Institute, Consolidation would help Writer believes Santorum
draw any water until the DRBC York, New Jersey and Dela-
issues its regulations.
Still, it would make more
ware, should move slowly.
Planned Parenthood’s research arm, stated
that abortions are at a new low, the num- even out taxes, funding would be good president
ber of abortions performed by Planned

sense for the commission to fo-
The Philadelphia Inquirer ’m writing because I’m tired of hearing epublican and former U.S. Sen. Rick
Parenthood has increased as its federal that the schools, police, etc., don’t have Santorum, from Pennsylvania, is ap-
EDITORIAL BOARD funding increased. A mere coincidence? I enough money. parently running for president. He is
think not! We have lived in New York and Mary- pro-life. We need Santorum as our next
Editor and Publisher Editorial Page Editor
land, places where the county government president.
JOSEPH BUTKIEWICZ PRASHANT SHITUT Barbara Yanchek supported a county police department, fire Alex S. Partika
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near units in the 600 block of the

complex. They were taken away in
Linda Swiderski, who was close
friends with Shana Bagley, said
she was coming home from pick-
ing up her children when she saw
Brad Bagley running toward her
near her apartment in the 600
“Brad came running toward me
and said, ‘I got shot,’ ” Swiderski
said. “He said Shana got shot and
is dead.”
Swiderski said Shana was a
“happy-go-lucky, social butterfly”
who was a good friend, mother
and wife.
She said Shana was best friends
with Langille, who had had a tu-
multuous relationship with Coop-
er. Cooper had been stalking Lan-
gille in the days before the shoot-
ing, said Swiderski.
“He followed her and would not
let her alone,” she said.
Police arrived to a chaotic scene, PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER
not knowing if the shooter was still Shaundra Langille speaks to the media gathered at the scene of
on the grounds. Friday’s murder-suicide at Hanover Village apartments.
A neighbor of the Bagleys, Bill
Casterline, said he was on his way
home when his girlfriend got a call
from a family member who is an
emergency medical technician
“He said get in your house. We
heard shots were fired,” Casterline
Police eventually made entry in-
to Langille’s apartment and found
Cooper dead in the kitchen from a
self-inflicted gunshot wound from
a .22-caliber revolver.
Casterline said the murder is AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER
among a number of violent crimes Tara Burney, sister of Shana Bagley, is comforted at the scene of her sister’s shooting. Two people
at the complex. He has lived there died and two were wounded.
seven years, but is moving next
“Our kids can’t even come out Luzerne County District Attorney Jackie Musto Carroll, right,
and play because we don’t know discusses the investigation into Friday’s fatalities.
what is going to happen,” he said.
Police Chief Al Walker said In the PFA Cooper filed on May the coffee in his hands flew all over
there are problems at the complex, 13, he said Langille started an argu- me and my house. I called the cops
but they are no worse than any oth- ment over him cancelling a child and the (sic) referred for me to get
er housing project in the area. support order that she was to pay. a PFA,” wrote Langille.
“You have a large concentration “She start argueing (sic) and She accused Cooper of assault-
of people. Whenever you have a asked me to leve (sic), her girl- ing her on other occasions. “He
concentration of people, you are friend (Shana) edged her on,” has cut me with a knife, an every
going to have more incidents,” wrote Cooper. Langille became vi- time I try to call the cops he threat-
Walker said. olent during his visit to her apart- ens to kill me or have his family
A cousin of the victim, James ment on May11and started throw- members come after me,” she
Burney of Wilkes-Barre, was sad- ing things at him, he wrote. wrote.
dened by her murder. “As I tried to flee her girlfriend Outside her apartment a dis-
“She was a sweet person. She (Shana) blocked me in & was … traught Langille described the
had a big heart,” he said of Bagley. shoving, while Shaundra called shooting.
“Her problem was she had too big the police,” wrote Cooper. “I just heard gunshots and I ran,”
of a heart.” In her filing on May 11 Langille she said. “I had to try to hide in the
He said Bagley had a run-in with said she asked Cooper to leave and closet.”
Cooper prior to the shooting. he refused. “When I was picking Langille said she did not count AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER
But Cooper painted a different up a bag of groceries, he swung at the number of shots, but added, “It Authorities investigate the scene of a double fatal shooting at the Hanover Village apartments on
picture of Bagley. me and his fist hit my head while was the whole gun.” Friday.

Workers pave Wilkes-Barre street paving ef- ship; and the Cemetery Bridge
Coal Street near fort about two. McLaughlin said project on Interstate 81 south of
the intersection the street paving project is on- Scranton. “Obviously we calcu-
of Route 309 as going however, and the Coal late in our plans that we’re going
Continued from Page 1A the rain begins Street project’s projected wrap- to get rain, and this year we’ve
to fall Thursday
Rainouts impact sports up date is so far off it probably had a lot, but there are types of
afternoon. Work
PIAA District 2 Baseball won’t delay completion. thing that we can do in the rain,
on the Coal
Chairman Frank Majikes said Phase one of the project is ex- and we try to shift over to that
Street widening
the spring rains were the worst project has been pected to finish in October 2012. when it does,” May said, adding
he’s ever seen. delayed two to The rain also delayed work on that crews may extend their
“With the number of rainouts three weeks improvements to Coal Street work days by two hours to catch-
and schools doing what they can because of the Park, which the city hopes to un- up.
to play doubleheaders et cetera, wet weather. The veil by mid-June. There is one parade that re-
it’s played havoc to say the least, rain also delayed “The contractors are working fused to be rained out.
especially with the athletic di- work on im- very hard to have those projects The rain held out long enough
rectors,” Majikes said. provements to completed by those dates, and to allow opening ceremonies to
The district already has Coal Street we have every confidence that get off without a hitch at the
pushed back the start of district Park. they will,” McLaughlin said. Fine Arts Fiesta on Public
baseball championships by a Pennsylvania Department of Square in Wilkes-Barre on
day to Tuesday, and they could Transportation projects in the Thursday, and a healthy crowd
be moved again to Wednesday. DON CAREY/THE TIMES LEADER area also have been affected by returned to the festival Friday
Many teams in the district the rain, spokesman James May afternoon.
still need to make up at least School Athletic Director Sandy move it to the next day, then Drew McLaughlin, adminis- said, though he added the de- “With any outdoor festival, I
two games by then, he said. Mackay said the rain has also you’ve already got a game trative coordinator for Wilkes- lays shouldn’t affect the project- don’t care if it’s here or the
The District 2 Class 3A Track tended to fall at inopportune scheduled after that,” Mackay Barre Mayor Thomas Leighton, ed completion dates of those Bloomsburg Fair or anywhere
and Field Championships, origi- times, and has taken away prac- said. said the rain set back work on projects. else, you are at the mercy of
nally scheduled for Tuesday, are tice time from teams. He added: “We’re in the gym- several projects in the city. Those projects include: the Mother Nature,” said Fiesta
scheduled to be completed this “The normal practice time nasium more so than ever.” Broad Street project in Hazleton board President David J. Karr,
afternoon at Scranton Memorial and the rest time between The rain has also caused W-B projects delayed and West Hazleton; the John S. adding, “just for the record, it
Stadium. games just didn’t happen. You slight delays to several major Work on the Coal Street wid- Fine Bridge project on State does not rain every year at the
Wyoming Valley West High miss a game, and you can’t prac- construction and repair projects ening project was delayed two Route 29 in Nanticoke, Hanover Fine Arts Fiesta. Last year we
tice because it’s raining, so you in the area. to three weeks, and the South Township and Plymouth Town- had four beautiful sunny days.”

Cutting it close PHOTOS: VIDEO:

To show solidarity for kids with can- Crestwood Wilkes-Barre
cer, and that bald is beautiful, local
businessman Chris Grudzinski is hav- budget draws honors police
ing his head shaved tonight at TC Ri- comments officers
ley’s in Wyoming.


SPORTS timesleader.com
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2011


Yanks’ rally falls short; loss streak at 4 Derby king


should rule
Kratz’s two-run homer in ninth Entering the seventh, the Yankees Yankees
trailed 4-0 and were 0-for-5 with run- catcher Je-
off SWB closer Whelan propels sus Montero
ners in scoring position during the
red-hot IronPigs to victory. game and in a 6-for-41 slump since tags out the

again today
May 14. IronPigs’Rich
Then after the seventh-inning Thompson at
home plate
6 stretch, SWB sent 10 batters to the
drosengrant@timesleader.com plate and had three hits with runners Friday night.
IRON PIGS Montero hit a
MOOSIC — Not even a five-run in- on second and third to take a 5-4 lead. WHEN LONG
ning could help Scranton/Wilkes- Ramiro Pena got the scoring start- shots such as
Barre stop a losing streak.
Mired in a hitting drought that has
ed for the Yankees with an RBI-single
and two batters later, Kevin Russo
double in a
losing cause.
Animal King-
dom win the
spanned six days, the Yankees erupt- knocked in another run with a dou- Kentucky Der-
ed for a five-run seventh inning Fri- ble. by, they are
day night at PNC Field but still drop- The biggest hit of the inning for frequently
ped a 6-5 decision to Lehigh Valley inSWB came from catcher Jesus Mon- viewed with
front of 9,622 fans after a 59-minute skepticism in the Preakness
rain delay. See YANKEES , Page 6B BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER Stakes - and for good reason.
The congested fields and some-
times suicidal early pace at
PREAKNESS H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Churchill Downs can produce
fluky results.

‘Kingdom’ Trojans weather storm and WVW

Last year, Super Saver won
the Derby with a perfect,
ground-saving trip while some
of his main rivals encountered

fit, ready,
serious traffic trouble. He fin-
ished eighth in the Preakness
Shutout sends N. Pocono and never won another race.
Giacomo rallied to win the 2005
into D2 quarterfinals
Derby after the pacesetters ran a

match against Berwick. half-mile in a suicidal 45.38
seconds and all of them col-
lapsed. He came to Baltimore
By JOHN ERZAR and lost by nearly 10 lengths.

to trainer
jerzar@timesleader.com Monarchos similarly got a per-
KINGSTON – When two fect fast-pace setup when he
teams appear evenly won the Derby in 2001 and then
matched – as Wyoming Val- finished sixth at Pimlico.
ley West and North Pocono It would be natural to suspect
Kentucky Derby winner is the were Friday, save a huge dis- that Animal Kingdom’s victory
crepancy in might be another Kentucky
betting favorite today in second
leg of racing’s Triple Crown.
records – a
first goal can 3
Derby aberration. He had never
won a significant stakes race,
mean a lot. nor had he ever competed on
And an- dirt, before he pulled his 20-to-1
AP Racing Writer
other on top
of it could be
upset. Yet an examination of the
race indicates that his perform-
BALTIMORE — Animal King- the differ- ance was legitimate.
dom won’t be sneaking up on any- ence maker. In the 19-horse field, the only
one — even coming from behind. Senior Jessica Korshnak horse with a significant excuse
The colt who came out of no- provided the first score and was the unlucky Archarcharch,
where to win his first race on dirt in then junior Kaylee Banfield who was bumped in the early
the Kentucky Derby is favored to added another just before stages and wound up suffering a
win the Preakness Stakes today. halftime as North Pocono career-ending injury. Second-
“I feel more relaxed than I have outlasted Wyoming Valley place Nehro and third-place
all week,” West, a 36-minute lightning Mucho Macho Man rallied with-
trainer Gra- delay and a brutal rain and out encountering obstruction.
ham Mo- hail storm for a 3-0 victory in Shackleford got the best trip
tion said a District 2 girls soccer first- possible, taking an unchallenged
Friday. “I round game. early lead and setting a slow
think I’ve “It was really important,” pace before finishing fourth.
UP NEXT done what Korshnak said of her goal, a
21-yarder from the right side ‘Kingdom’ not a fluky champ
PREAKNESS I can do she hooked inside the left The first half-mile of the Der-
STAKES and it’s re- post at the 12-minute mark. by was clocked in 48.63 sec-
TV: Coverage begins
ally out of “We hadn’t won a playoff onds, which should have aided
at 4:30 p.m., today on
NBC, WBRE-28 my hands game in 17 years. That’s the early leaders and put come-
Post Time: 6:18 p.m. now. The what our coach told us be- from-behind runners at a disad-
Where: Pimlico Race nerve-rack- fore the game.” vantage. The favorite, Dialed In,
Course, Baltimore ing stuff is North Pocono coach Dave was dead last after a half-mile,
just getting Davis was a little fuzzy on and his usual late rally never got
the train- FRED ADAMS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER the exact timeline. He first him into contention.
ing done and just trying to keep North Pocono’s Chelsea Kincel (2) runs to celebrate with Fjollza Shaban, Kaylee Banfield and You just can’t win in those
things straight.” Lauren Sebring after a goal against Wyoming Valley West in the District 2 playoffs . See N. POCONO, Page 3B situations, but he came with his
If Animal Kingdom can repeat run,’’ trainer Nick Zito said. “It
his Derby success in the $1 million was probably the best eighth-
Preakness, he’ll set himself up for a place finish in Kentucky Derby
Triple Crown try in three weeks in history.’’
the Belmont Stakes. R A N D Y ‘ M A C H O M A N ’ S A V A G E : 1 9 5 2 - 2 0 11 Perhaps the slow pace cost
It’s been 33 years since Affirmed Dialed In a chance to win, but I

Pro wrestler larger-than-life in ring

swept the Kentucky Derby, Preak- didn’t believe in the colt before
ness and Belmont to become horse the Derby and I don’t believe in
racing’s 11th Triple Crown winner. him now. His best speed figures
Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito, aren’t good enough to win a
who will saddle Dialed In, isn’t By HARRY R. WEBER INSIDE: Former Red Barons manager room- Pro wrestler classic and, despite the appear-
ready to anoint Animal Kingdom Associated Press ed with Savage in minor leagues, Page 3B Randy "Macho ances of his stretch-running
just yet. Randy “Macho Man” Savage, the Man" Savage style, he is probably more effec-
“I’ll become a fan of Animal professional wrestler known for his during his tive in races at shorter distances
Kingdom if he keeps going on. I’m raspy voice, the sunglasses and banda- crashed head-on into a tree. WWF than the Derby and the Preak-
not saying Secretariat, Seattle nas he wore in the ring and the young Police said he might have days. ness.
Slew or Spectacular Bid yet,” he woman named Miss Elizabeth who suffered a “medical event” While Dialed In couldn’t get
said, ticking off the names of previ- often accompanied him, died in a car before the accident, but the into contention, there was a colt
ous greats. crash Friday in Florida. He was 58. report did not elaborate, and who did muster an effective
“He’s done so many things that A Florida Highway Patrol crash it said officials would need to rally in the slow-pace Derby, and
are so unusual; he just may be a ve- report said the former wrestler — perform an autopsy to know that was Animal Kingdom. By
ry good horse. Hopefully, our little whose legal name was Randy Mario for sure. coming from 12th place to win,
guy has something to say about it.” Poffo — was driving a Jeep Wrangler The report said a woman in he was the anthesis of the fluky
Dialed In is the early 9-2 second when he lost control in Pinellas County the vehicle, identified as Barba- Derby winners such as Giacomo
choice after finishing eighth as the around 9:25 a.m. The Jeep veered over ra L. Poffo, 56, suffered minor who took advantage of an ideal
beaten favorite in the Derby. Zito the raised concrete median divider, injuries. A statement from Stam- pace scenario. Animal Kingdom
hasn’t lost any confidence in his crossed over the eastbound lanes and won despite the pace. Nehro, a
horse, who rallied late to make up a See SAVAGE , Page 3B strong finisher, got the jump on

See PREAKNESS , Page 6B See BEYER , Page 6B


PAGE 2B SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2011 ➛ S C O R E B O A R D THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com

ON THE MARK T H I S BULLETIN BOARD equipment, programs and services

W E E K E N D ’ S AMERICA’S at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital
and throughout Geisinger Health
Times Leader Correspondent C A L E N D A R LINE System.
Pittston Kiwanis Club’s 26th annual
J.P. Andrejko’s Monarch Basketball
Today's Events golf tournament will be held June
Camp will be held at King’s College
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has another huge day of racing By ROXY ROXBOROUGH 17 at Emanon Country Club in Falls
H.S. BASEBALL the weeks of June 27 – July 1 and
Northwest at MMI Prep, 10 a.m. with tee off at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $75
with 16 live races on the slate, plus Animal Kingdom takes a stab at Holy Redeemer at Hazleton Area, noon July 18-22. The camp is open to all
per player and includes light lunch,
the second leg of the Triple Crown in the $1,000,000 Preakness Hanover Area at Wyoming Seminary, noon BASEBALL boys’ ages 8 to 15 and will run daily
Coughlin at Nanticoke, 1 p.m. buffet dinner, beverages, golf, cart,
from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The
Stakes. Tunkhannock at Wyoming Valley West, 2 p.m.
Crestwood at Pittston Area, 3 p.m.
Favorite Odds Underdog
registration fee includes; a camp
and prizes. Single players as well
In the Preakness I am going with the Derby favorite Dialed In. He Lake-Lehman at Northwest, 4 p.m. Interleague
T-shirt, awards, prizes, and access
as foursomes are welcome. Regis-
never had a chance in the Run for the Roses and is ready to turn the
H.S. GIRLS SOCCER BLUE JAYS 7.5 Astros tration begins at 10:00 am. The
District 2 first round to the colleges’ swimming pool. For
Meyers at Honesdale, 4 p.m. Cards 9.5 ROYALS tournament benefits the Greater
page. I’ll take Animal Kingdon for the place spot and Mucho Macho H.S. SOFTBALL
more information or a camp bro-
Pittston YMCA and Kiwanis pro-
Man to round out the top three. Northwest at Hanover Area, 10 a.m.
WHITE SOX 8.0 Dodgers chure, please call J.P. Andrejko at
jects. For registration or sponsor-
Tunkhannock at Wyoming Valley West, noon INDIANS 8.0 Reds (570) 208-5900 ext. 5769 or email
The $300,000 Max Hempt Memorial is as wide-open as I can re- Meyers at GAR, 1 p.m.
ORIOLES 8.5 Nationals at jpandrejko@kings.edu.
ship contact Sal Bernardi, 820-
Nanticoke at Crestwood, 1 p.m.
member. Last week Dana’s Sharp Smart cut the mile and made a 8459; Don Shearer, 654-5063 or
Sunday, May 22 Rays 8.0 MARLINS King’s College Field Hockey Camp
Ron Faust, 814-7157.
break causing mad confusion behind him, with Movie Idol taking ad- H.S. BASEBALL Tigers 7.5 PIRATES
will be held from 9 a.m. to noon
vantage of it all to win by half a length. Today, I look for Powerful Mist Wyoming Seminary at Meyers, 1 p.m. from July 18 through July 23.
Northwest at Hanover Area, 1 p.m. GIANTS 6.0 A’s MEETINGS
Camp includes tee-shirt, team
to be assertive early and avoid all troubles to win going away in the Dallas at Berwick, 3 p.m. PHILLIES 7.5 Rangers photo and awards. For more in-
Nanticoke at Crestwood, 3 p.m.
10th race. Monday, May 23 YANKEES 9.0 Mets formation contact Cheryl Ish at
Hanover Area Youth Soccer will
Don’t forget the early post time of 5 p.m. for today’s live racing card. meet at 7 p.m. Sunday at the
H.S. BASEBALL RED SOX 9.0 Cubs 208-5900 ext 5756 or email at
Hanover Fire Station, Espy Street,
BEST BET: NEW RELEASE (12TH) Holy Redeemer at Pittston Area, 4:15 p.m. Mariners 6.0 PADRES Cherylish@kings.edu.
H.S. SOFTBALL Nanticoke Area Basketball will offer
VALUE PLAY: SNAP OUT OF IT (14TH) Pittston Area at Crestwood, 1 p.m. Braves 7.0 ANGELS Kingston/Forty Fort Little League
Post Time 5 p.m. summer basketball camp for both
D’BACKS 9.0 Twins will hold a short general meeting
All Races One Mile B A S E B A L L boys and girls. The camp will focus
National League from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sun-
First-$19,000 Clm.Hndcp Trot;clm.price $20-25,000 on the fundamentals of the game
2 Berndt Energy D.Palone 1-2-2 Got it together 5-2 BREWERS 7.5 Rockies day at the Forty Fort Borough
International League with an emphasis on shooting the
1 Opal Mine T.Buter 1-6-1 Just won at the Big M 3-1 NBA building on Wyoming Avenue. All
4 Austin’s Jon Jon B.Simpson 5-1-2 Takes care of the rest 6-1 At A Glance ball properly. In addition, there will
Favorite Points Underdog interested members are welcome
5 Mandabra C.Callahan 1-2-2 Sent by team Callahan 9-2 All Times EDT be daily skills competitions, three-
3 Lukas Rossi Tn.Schadel 1-4-4 First start off claim 8-1 to attend.
7 Berto Kevin G.Napolitano 9-2-1 Remains a hot commodity 7-2
North Division Western Conference Finals on-three and five-on-five games
W L Pct. GB Wyoming Valley West Aquatics
6 Rookie Mistake A.Napolitano 4-8-3 No takers 12-1 THUNDER 2.5 Mavericks and many other fun activities. The
Second-$8,600 Clm.Pace;clm.price $10,000
Lehigh Valley (Phillies) ........... 25 16 .610 — (Swim, Dive, and Polo) Club will be
Yankees ................................... 21 18 .538 3 Sunday coaching staffs of the Nanticoke
3 Urjokin A D.Palone 4-2-2 It’s a Palone double 5-2 having a very important, informa-
2 Four Star Tommy C.Callahan 3-4-3 Looms large 7-2 Pawtucket (Red Sox) .............. 21 20 .512 4 Eastern Conference Finals boys and girls programs will con-
Syracuse (Nationals)............... 17 22 .436 7 tive meeting for all parents at 6:30
5 Out Of My Pocket L.Stalbaum 5-5-5 Weak group of tens 8-1 HEAT 5 Bulls duct the camp. There will be sep-
8 Artifact K M.Kakaley 4-6-2 Off his game 4-1 Buffalo (Mets)........................... 18 25 .419 8 p.m. on May 25 in the high school
NHL arate sessions for boys and girls in
6 Yanzhou B.Simpson 5-8-5 Simpson remains cool 12-1 Rochester (Twins) ................... 16 23 .410 8 cafeteria in Plymouth. All return-
7 Tyler’s Echo N G.Napolitano 9-5-9 Tiring speed 5-1 South Division Favorite Odds Underdog grades 2 to 9 (next school year),
1 Pembroke Joe Dunn T.Buter 6-9-8 Gapper 10-1 ing parents and current parents
W L Pct. GB
LIGHTNING -120/even Bruins
beginning on June 20 and running
4 Four Starz Alex A.McCarthy 6-6-5 Winless in 14 previous 6-1 Durham (Rays) ....................... 24 17 .585 — eighth grade of athletes that are
Third-$16,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $20,000 through June 24. The girls’ session
Gwinnett (Braves) .................. 22 19 .537 2 going to be joining swim, dive,
5 Alilability D.Palone 2-5-1 It’s three in a row for David 6-1 Charlotte (White Sox)............ 19 21 .475 41⁄2 Home teams in capital letters. will be held from 9 a.m. to noon
3 Zander Massimo G.Napolitano 3-3-1 Fast on the engine 5-2 and/or water polo next year are
Norfolk (Orioles)..................... 14 28 .333 101⁄2 and the boys’ will follow from 1 p.m.
7 Raven Rocket M.Romano 3-2-4 Claimed 4 of last 6 tries 3-1 invited to attend.
1 Johnny Walker L.Stalbaum 5-4-5 Drops, but lacks finishing pop 7-2 West Division x-Tuesday, May 24: San Jose at Vancouver, 9 p.m. to 4 p.m. Both will be held at the
W L Pct. GB x-Thursday, May 26: Vancouver at San Jose, 9 p.m.
4 Native Lightning T.Buter 8-3-8 Weaker Pena trainee 9-2 Nanticoke Area School District
2 Crusinfull Throttle A.Merriman 1-7-8 New to the Downs 12-1 Columbus (Indians)................ 28 14 .667 — x-Saturday, May 28: San Jose at Vancouver, 8 p.m. REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS
6 Bugatti Hanover B.Simpson 8-1-8 Better in 2010 8-1 Louisville (Reds) .................... 24 18 .571 4 gyms. Early registration is encour-
Fourth-$13,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $15,000 Toledo (Tigers)....................... 21 22 .488 71⁄2 Playoff Scoring Leaders aged. Information and an applica-
Through May 19 Nanticoke Youth Soccer registration
4 Southwind Go Go Go A.Napolitano 2-6-1 Knows this track well 4-1 Indianapolis (Pirates) ............. 18 25 .419 10 ⁄2
tion are available online at
1 Lightning Moon G.Napolitano 2-3-1 Brother finish 1-2 5-2 Friday's Games GP G A PTS will be held from 9 a.m. to noon
2 Grinning Breed J.Pavia 1-3-4 Raced huge in win 3-1 Lehigh Valley 6, Yankees 5 www.gnasd.com or call 740-6049.
Martin St. Louis, TB .................. 14 7 9 16 the next two Saturdays at the
6 Modern Desire B.Simpson 2-8-6 Brandon picks up catch drive 5-1 Syracuse 5, Norfolk 4, 10 innings Vincent Lecavalier, TB ............. 14 6 10 16 A series of wrestling clinics will be
5 Master Of Wars D.Palone 6-2-2 A danger off good cover 6-1 Louisville 9, Durham 8 lower Broadway field. The cost is
Rochester 5, Gwinnett 2 Ryan Kesler, Van....................... 15 5 11 16 held once again this summer at
3 Tyree M.Romano 5-4-4 Good claim for someone 15-1 Pavel Datsyuk, Det.................... 11 4 11 15 $40 per child or $75 per family.
7 Pappy A.Merriman 5-7-3 Struggles near rear 10-1 Columbus 3, Pawtucket 0, 7 innings Lake-Lehman High School. They
Pawtucket 5, Columbus 2 Joe Thornton, SJ....................... 15 3 11 14 Plains Yankee will hold sign ups from
8 Sri Panka A.McCarthy 7-6-6 Still way off 20-1
Toledo 2, Charlotte 1 Henrik Sedin, Van ..................... 15 2 12 14 are being held Monday and
9 Absolutely Michael H.Parker 1-7-1 Too big a move up 12-1 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the
Fifth-$4,600 Clm.Pace;clm.price $5,000
Indianapolis 3, Buffalo 2 Joel Ward, Nsh.......................... 12 7 6 13 Wednesday evenings from 5:30
Today's Games Plains American Legion, 101 E.
5 Summerhill Chris D.Palone 8-2-5 Driver makes the difference 5-1 Logan Couture, SJ .................... 15 7 6 13 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., beginning June
Indianapolis at Yankees, 6:35 p.m. Nathan Horton, Bos................... 14 6 7 13 Carey St., Plains.
7 Bullvillelightning L.Stalbaum 1-1-2 Seeks three in a row 3-1 Gwinnett at Lehigh Valley, 6:35 p.m. 6th. Featured clinicians will in-
8 Goodbye So Long W.Mann 2-3-5 Almost got there at 23-1 10-1 Pawtucket at Toledo, 7 p.m. Ryane Clowe, SJ....................... 14 4 9 13 South Wilkes-Barre Mini Mohawks
4 Don’t Tell Barbara T.Buter 6-2-2 Gets a better post 9-2 clude: Rob Koll-Cornell Head
Charlotte at Buffalo, 7:05 p.m. will be holding football and cheer-
3 Lil Western Dude G.Napolitano 4-1-3 Does retain Georgie 7-2 Syracuse at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. AHL Coach, Pat Santoro-Lehigh Uni-
1 Little Rock Spur M.Kakaley 7-7-3 Beat down 4-1 Durham at Columbus, 7:05 p.m. leading registration from 10 a.m. to
Playoff Glance
versity Head Coach, Mark Cody-
6 Savvy Hawk A.Napolitano 3-6-5 A long price 12-1 Louisville at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. noon Saturday and from 2 p.m. to
2 Roger The Savage B.Simpson 8-7-3 Soundly beaten 8-1 All Times EDT Oklahoma University Head Coach
4 p.m. on Sunday at 180 Carey
Sixth-$21,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $25,000 last 5 Eastern League (x-if necessary) (Formerly of American University
7 Real Gentleman G.Napolitano 2-2-6 Rocks this field 3-1 CONFERENCE FINALS Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Registration is
At A Glance and 2011 NCAA Coach of the Year),
8 Cash Cab T.Buter 4-2-1 Been right there 4-1 BEST OF 7 open to children ages 6 through 13
5 Delivered From Zin D.Palone 2-1-6 Nap opted off 7-2 All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Kerry McCoy- Olympic Champion
6 Art For Arts Sake C.Callahan 7-2-3 Been racing at Yonkers 12-1 residing in the South Wilkes-Barre
Eastern Division Binghamton 4, Charlotte 0 and Maryland University Head
2 Eagle Jolt J.Pavia 3-2-6 This is a solid group 5-1 W L Pct. GB Thursday, May 12: Binghamton 7, Charlotte 4 area. Registration is $40 individu-
1 Rockin The House M.Kakaley 3-3-5 A hanger 9-2 Friday, May 13: Binghamton 3, Charlotte 0
Coach, Teague Moore-American
New Hampshire (Blue Jays) . 26 14 .650 — al/$60 family plus a mandatory
4 Four Trumps A L.Stalbaum 2-4-4 Just raced on Tuesday 8-1 New Britain (Twins) ............... 23 15 .605 2 Tuesday, May 17: Binghamton 7, Charlotte 1 University Head Coach (Formerly
3 Waylon Hanover A.McCarthy 1-7-5 Not up to these 10-1 Wednesday, May 18: Binghamton 4, Charlotte 3, $35 fundraising fee. New regis-
Reading (Phillies)................... 23 17 .575 3
of Clarion University), Steve Po-
Seventh-$19,000 Clm.Hndcp Trot;clm.price $20-25,000
Trenton (Yankees) ................. 22 18 .550 4 trants must provide copy of birth
8 Neptune T A.Napolitano 6-3-2 Down the road 3-1 WESTERN CONFERENCE well-Easton High School, Dave
Binghamton (Mets) ................ 13 24 .351 111⁄2 certificate. Please call (570) 821-
6 Credit Approved B.Simpson 8-1-2 Good trotter when on 5-1
Portland (Red Sox) ................ 12 25 .324 121⁄2
Houston 3, Hamilton 2 Crowell-Nazareth High School, Jeff
3 Celebrity Caviar T.Buter 1-1-1 Been red-hot 7-2 Friday, May 13: Houston 2, Hamilton 1 0417 for more information.
7 Commander Richards Tn.Schadel 1-4-2 Seas opened in win 4-1 Western Division Sunday, May 15: Houston 3, Hamilton 2 Buxton-Blair Academy, John
4 Zero Boundaries D.Ingraham 5-6-2 Bounced around 8-1 W L Pct. GB Tuesday, May 17: Houston 3, Hamilton 2 Stutzman-Bloomsburg University
2 You’re Next G.Napolitano 8-7-1 Look for next horse 9-2 Altoona (Pirates) ...................... 20 19 .513 — Wednesday, May 18: Hamilton 8, Houston 1 UPCOMING EVENTS
1 M C Felix M.Kakaley 4-2-5 Out of whiskers 10-1 Friday, May 20: Hamilton 4, Houston 2 Head Coach, Scott Goodale-Rutg-
Bowie (Orioles) ........................ 21 20 .512 —
5 Lost In The Fog A.Santeramo 8-2-2 Can’t be found 12-1 Akron (Indians)......................... 20 21 .488 1
Sunday, May 22: Hamilton at Houston, 5:05 p.m. ers University Head Coach, and Pat
x-Tuesday, May 24: Hamilton at Houston, 8:05 p.m. The annual Race for Life will be held
Eighth-$29,000 Open Pace Harrisburg (Nationals)............. 18 19 .486 1 Poplizio-Binghamton University
3 Sailing Cruise J.Pavia 1-5-8 May be a nice price 6-1 at Cedar BMX track on May 28th,
Richmond (Giants) .................. 19 21 .475 1 ⁄2
Head Coach. Cost of the clinics will
4 Drop Red
6 Mr Terry Fra
One to beat
More strong Pena stock
Erie (Tigers) ............................. 17 21 .447 21⁄2 H A R N E S S be $160 if registered before June 1
with registration from 5 p.m.
5 Cheyenne Knight L.Stalbaum 3-3-6 Needs a little polishing 10-1 Altoona 2, Akron 0
Friday's Games R A C I N G and $180 if registering at the door.
through 6:30 p.m. All money
2 Western Shore D.Palone 9-5-2 Millionaire lost some steam 7-2 New Hampshire 6, New Britain 2 raised from this event benefits the
1 Drive All Night A.Napolitano 2-1-3 Rounds out compact group 5-1 Intensive workouts, top-notch
Ninth-$19,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $25,000
Bowie 6, Erie 2
Richmond 4, Reading 3
Pocono Downs technique instruction and expo-
Leukemia and Lymphoma society.
Trenton 3, Portland 1 Friday's Results The track is located off of Newton
2 Persuader Raider D.Palone 1-1-1 Ready for more 5-2 sure to the top college and high
6 Cole Hard Cash A.Merriman 2-1-2 Arrives tad too late 3-1 Harrisburg at Binghamton, ppd., rain Ransom Boulevarde in Newton. It’s
1 Jennarator G.Napolitano 2-4-1 Back from the Bronx 9-2 Today's Games First - $9,500 Pace 1:56.0 school coaches in the country will
4-Wishfullartist (To Schadel) 36.60 12.20 8.60 behind the Red Barn Village.
7 Lightning Elvis B.Simpson 7-1-1 First one you see 4-1 Harrisburg at Binghamton, 1:05 p.m. be featured. The clinics are being
3 Music Man NZ C.Callahan 6-4-3 Been racing at Chester 6-1 Akron at Altoona, 5 p.m., 1st game 6-Aspiration (An Napolitano) 17.20 8.40 Riders of all ages and skill level will
Richmond at Reading, 6:05 p.m. 7-Surf N Sun (La Stalbaum) 18.00 directed by Jack Davis, former
5 Hagi J.Pavia 5-2-7 Not a 25 claimer 10-1
EXACTA (4-6) $332.40 race their bicycles on a dirt track,
8 Inform L.Stalbaum 6-4-7 Again draws poorly 12-1 Erie at Bowie, 6:35 p.m. Clarion University head coach.
4 San Antony-O K.Sizer 6-7-8 Yet to find Fla. form 15-1 New Hampshire at New Britain, 6:35 p.m. TRIFECTA (4-6-ALL) $336.00 in support of the L&L society.
Portland at Trenton, 7:05 p.m. SUPERFECTA (4-6-ALL-ALL) $258.80 Registration information can be
*******Tenth-$300,000 Max Hempt Memorial****** Please help spread the word about
Akron at Altoona, 7:30 p.m., 2nd game obtained by calling Jack at 814-
7 Powerful Mist J.Pavia 4-1-1 Expecting big effort 7-2 Second - $6,100 Trot 1:59.1 the event. We are also looking for
9 Custard The Dragon M.Teague 6-1-7 Taken out last week 6-1 1-Levitys Pride (Al Kavoleff) 11.60 5.80 10.60 538-9034 or by contacting Tom
6 Prana D.Palone 5-1-3 Another who hit a road block 3-1 6-Funny Briefs (Jo Pavia Jr) 15.20 40.60 donations for a 50/50 raffle or
B A S K E T B A L L Williams at 570-255-2903.
5 Movie Idol C.Callahan 1-7-1 Likes to chase 4-1 3-Mitleh Hadeed (La Stalbaum) 18.80 prizes for the riders that raise the
3 Vegas Rusty G.Napolitano 2-2-2 Almost pulled off the upset 9-2 EXACTA (1-6) $196.80
TRIFECTA (1-6-3) $2,581.00 most donations. For more in-
8 Smile A Little A.McCarthy 3-2-3 Went big mile in elim 8-1
2 Pan From Nantucket A.Merriman 8-1-1 Happy to be in final 10-1 SUPERFECTA (1-6-3-ALL) $1,399.40 formation, visit cedarbmx.com or
4 Reckless Ric H.Parker 7-3-1 Roughed up 15-1 DAILY DOUBLE (4-1) $72.80
Playoff Glance
Scratched: Keystone Howie call (570) 690-5018.
1 Sharp West Hanover T.Buter 10-4-2 Dull 20-1 All Times EDT Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Moun-
Catholic Youth Center will hold
Eleventh-$13,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $15,000 CONFERENCE FINALS Third - $4,600 Pace 1:56.4 taintop is hosting its Inaugural
8 Eoos A.Merriman 2-7-8 Darkhorse of the night 8-1 (Best-of-7) 5-Caiden’s Colt (Ja Siegelman) 11.40 4.80 4.20 Summer Basketball Leagues for
7 Kaydon Begone A.McCarthy 1-4-4 More than capable 7-2 Pink & Blue Golf Tournament for
EASTERN CONFERENCE 1-Four Starz Magic (Ma Romano) 4.00 2.80 grades 3 through 6. There with be
2 Southwind Irvin D.Palone 3-9-3 Inside main rivals 3-1 Chicago 1, Miami 1 8-Seafood Prince (An Santeramo) 8.60 Breast & Prostate Cancer Aware-
3 Night Train Shane M.Kakaley 5-3-6 Usually in the pocket 4-1 EXACTA (5-1) $37.20 a 7th and 8th grade, freshman and
Sunday, May 15: Chicago 103, Miami 82 ness on Wednesday, June 15th. All
9 All Shuttle L.Stalbaum 4-7-8 Not from out here 10-1 Wednesday, May 18: Miami 85, Chicago 75 TRIFECTA (5-1-8) $197.80 varsity divisions. Leagues based
6 Outlaw Blues T.Buter 8-2-6 Keeps tiring 6-1 Sunday, May 22: Chicago at Miami, 8:30 p.m. SUPERFECTA (5-1-8-2) $1,054.80 proceeds to benefit "Susan G.
Scratched: Frank Lloyd on grade for the 2011-2012 school
5 Skeleton Key G.Napolitano 8-2-2 I’ll take a pass on 9-2 Tuesday, May 24: Chicago at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Komen Rally for the Cure" and
1 Fly High B.Simpson 4-9-4 Remains low 15-1 Thursday, May 26: Miami at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. year. League play will begin the
4 Tinys Million K.Sizer 6-2-5 Was empty off golden trip 20-1 x-Saturday, May 28: Chicago at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Fourth - $6,100 Trot 1:59.0 "Arnie’s Army Battles Prostate
2-Lotsa Speed Nz (Ge Napolitano Jr) 11.20 6.00 week of June 13. Team registration
Twelfth-$25,000 Open Pace x-Monday, May 30: Miami at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Cancer." The cost per golfer is $90
WESTERN CONFERENCE 5.40 only. The cost is $350 per team,
4 New Release G.Napolitano 1-1-1 Razor, razor sharp 2-1 4-Grace N Charlie (Ma Romano) 9.20 7.60 for the Captain & Crew format and
1 Mcedes M.Kakaley 1-2-5 Closing in on 1 million life 3-1 Dallas 1, Oklahoma City 1 5-My Mac (Jo Pavia Jr) 6.40 that includes referee fees. Each
5 Mr Excellent H.Parker 2-2-4 Chased choice last week 6-1 Tuesday, May 17: Dallas 121, Oklahoma City 112 includes greens fees, carts, re-
EXACTA (2-4) $110.00 team is guaranteed eight games.
3 Malicious J.Pavia 4-3-3 Joe’s choice over #6 10-1 Thursday, May 19: Oklahoma City 106, Dallas 100 TRIFECTA (2-4-5) $576.20 freshments, and a post-tourna-
7 Power Of A Moment B.Simpson 6-2-2 Beaten chalk last two 5-1 Saturday, May 21: Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. For more information please call
Monday, May 23: Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m.
SUPERFECTA (2-4-5-ALL) $942.20 ment dinner and awards ceremony.
2 Sheer Desire D.Palone 3-7-6 Used to be a good one 12-1 Scratched: Blade the CYC at 823-6121 ext. 278, by
6 Dina’s Gamble T.Buter 1-1-4 Not taking that chance 7-2 Wednesday, May 25: Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9 Registration will begin at 11 a.m.
p.m. email at tpavalonis@wyoming-
Thirteenth-$8,600 Clm.Pace;clm.price $10,000 x-Friday, May 27: Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m.
Fifth - $9,000 Pace 1:54.1 with a 12noon shotgun start.
5 Adams Mate A G.Napolitano 1-1-1 Keeps on winning 2-1 5-Cannae Barron (Ma Romano) 7.20 4.20 3.20 valleycyc.org, visit our website at
x-Sunday, May 29: Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9 p.m. 8-Eagle Real One (Ra Schnittker) 29.80 11.20 Awards will be given for Men’s,
1 Segundo Hanover H.Parker 1-2-1 Hard one to knock 5-1 www.wyomingvalleycyc.org , or
4 Mountain Rocket M.Kakaley 1-4-1 Done well for Burke 4-1 PLAYOFF LEADERS
4-Tiber Hanover (Ty Buter) 4.60 Women’s & Mixed Teams, as well as
7 Donnie Bop L.Stalbaum 5-2-1 Veteran gives his all 3-1 EXACTA (5-8) $148.40 stop by the CYC at 36 S. Washing-
THROUGH MAY 19 TRIFECTA (5-8-4) $603.80 Closest to Pin & Longest Drive
6 Kings Road D.Palone 3-9-2 Missed a few starts 8-1 ton Street, Wilkes-Barre.
3 Western Artwork A.McCarthy 8-8-5 Empty 12-1
Scoring SUPERFECTA (5-8-ALL-ALL) $910.60 Contests. Hole sponsorships are
G FG FT PTS AVG PICK 3 (5-2-5) $565.80 Seventh Annual BWBL Charity
2 Art Glass A.Napolitano 5-6-7 Smashed 10-1 $100; major sponsorships begin at
8 Cole Combustion T.Buter 7-3-3 Wait for better post 15-1 Durant, OKC .............. 14 131 117 411 29.4 Wiffleball Classic will be held on
Nowitzki, DAL ............ 12 113 104 342 28.5
Sixth - $13,000 Trot 1:58.1 $500. For information or to regis-
Fourteenth-$16,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $20,000 4-Smooth Power (Pa Berry) 3.20 2.40 2.10 June 4 at The Bog, Miners Mills
6 Snap Out Of It A.Napolitano 1-4-5 Right back 6-1 Rose, CHI .................. 13 124 97 366 28.2 5-Front End Rate (Ma Kakaley) 5.80 4.80 ter, please contact Diane Jagod-
Howard, ORL............. 6 51 60 162 27.0 Little League Field. Teams can
3 Wesley Snip M.Kakaley 1-1-1 Joins the Sherman stable 2-1 7-Decolletage (Br Simpson) 11.00 zinski at (570) 357-8622 or
4 Tyler Palko D.Palone 1-1-5 Come to life 3-1 Anthony, NYK............ 4 33 29 104 26.0 EXACTA (4-5) $56.60 have two to four players and each
5 Worthys Magic H.Parker 1-4-2 In from the Big M 7-2 TRIFECTA (4-5-7) $190.60 emaildjag12@aol.com. Entry Forms
James, MIA ................ 12 106 76 305 25.4 team is guaranteed two games.
1 Prestissimo L.Stalbaum 3-5-5 Back to reduced level 5-1 Wade, MIA ................. 12 105 88 304 25.3
SUPERFECTA (4-5-7-ALL) $788.60 can be found online athttps://
2 Bettor Watch Him G.Napolitano 2-1-5 Solid field of claimers 10-1 The tournament is open to ages 13
Westbrook, OKC....... 14 109 94 325 23.2 Seventh - $9,000 Pace 1:53.4 www.cgmarketingsystems.com/
7 I’m An Eyre NZ J.Pavia 1-5-5 Off much improved effort 12-1 Bryant, LAL ................ 10 83 50 228 22.8 to adult and costs $10 per player
Fifteenth-$21,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $30,000
9-Pence Hanover (Ty Buter) 7.80 7.40 3.60 global/images/broadcast/im-
Randolph, MEM ........ 13 100 87 289 22.2 6-Space Walk (Pa Berry) 11.20 7.00 with all proceeds benefiting North
2 Dvcflyingfrenchman G.Napolitano 2-7-2 Kicks off late double 2-1 Paul, NOR .................. 6 42 39 132 22.0 4-Tyrex Jimmy (Jo Pavia Jr) 4.00 age88612.pdf.
5 Multiple Choice L.Stalbaum 1-4-2 Won right off of purchase 7-2 Wilkes-Barre Little League. All
Granger, IND ............. 5 43 14 108 21.6 EXACTA (9-6) $56.00 Capstone Wealth Management
3 Andreoli Hanover M.Kakaley 2-5-1 Prefers it off the pace 5-2 TRIFECTA (9-6-4) $186.40 materials will be provided. Medium
1 Beauty And A Beast D.Ingraham 6-6-1 Swallowed up 6-1 Aldridge, POR ........... 6 53 19 125 20.8 SUPERFECTA (9-6-4-3) $1,938.20 Group will be hosting a golf tour-
Pierce, BOS............... 9 68 30 187 20.8 pitch format with no baserunning.
4 Solocam J.Pavia 6-5-6 Little interest 10-1 nament on Saturday at Shad-
6 Mattjestic Art D.Palone 6-6-1 One more race to go 5-1 Ginobili, SAN ............. 5 31 32 103 20.6 Eighth - $13,000 Pace 1:55.2 For more information, visit
Sixteenth-$4,600 Clm.Pace;clm.price $5,000 Parker, SAN............... 6 43 31 118 19.7 4-Hugadragon (Ma Kakaley) 3.00 2.60 2.20 owbrook Inn & Resort in Tunk-
www.bwbl.net, call 704-8344, or
7 Rolling On M.Kakaley 2-3-5 Matty K in the finale 5-1 Allen, BOS ................. 9 57 24 170 18.9 5-Hacienda (Ge Napolitano Jr) 4.00 3.80 hannock to raise money for Chil-
3-Western Legend (An McCarthy) 5.20 email rhart09@su.edu.
1 Eyes On Kassa G.Napolitano 3-2-6 Merits look from the wood 3-1 Rebounds
EXACTA (4-5) $15.20 dren’s Miracle Network. The cost
2 Mon Ami Hall J.Pavia 5-1-4 Rounds out the triple 7-2 G OFF DEF TOT AVG
6 The Badlanderosa A.Napolitano 5-3-7 Beats the remainders 10-1 Howard, ORL.......... 6 27 66 93 15.5
TRIFECTA (4-5-3) $178.40 the tournament is $100 a golfer
SUPERFECTA (4-5-3-1) $1,578.00
8 Lifetime Louie M.Romano 4-6-4 Weak nightcap 12-1 Gasol, MEM ............ 13 41 105 146 11.2 and that includes, greens fees, cart
4 Crazy Character L.Stalbaum 9-2-3 Hard to figure out 4-1
5 American Fury A.Merriman 4-3-4 Fire is gone 8-1
Garnett, BOS .......... 9 21 77 98 10.9 Ninth - $6,100 Pace 1:53.4 rental, hot dogs and soda at the
Randolph, MEM...... 13 43 98 141 10.8 3-The Perfect Escape (Jo Pavia Jr) 3.40 2.20 2.20
3 Ohwhataknight B.Simpson 9-4-1 See you on Tuesday 9-2 4-Hand Me No Lines (Ge Napolitano Jr) 3.20 2.20 turn, and a New York style deli
Duncan, SAN .......... 6 16 47 63 10.5 2-The Rising N (An McCarthy) 3.00 buffet. Prizes will be awarded to Bulletin Board items will not be
Noah, CHI ............... 13 60 76 136 10.5 EXACTA (3-4) $8.60
third round, at Greer, Mill Spring, and Spartanburg, Anthony, NYK ......... 4 13 28 41 10.3 TRIFECTA (3-4-2) $30.60 the top three teams. A raffle will accepted over the telephone. Items
W H AT ’ S O N T V S.C. Camby, POR........... 6 18 40 58 9.7 SUPERFECTA (3-4-2-1) $78.80 also take place at the closing of may be faxed to 831-7319, emailed to
3 p.m. Bynum, LAL ............ 10 36 60 96 9.6 PICK 4 (4-9-4-3 (4 Out of 4)) $87.40
CBS — PGA Tour, Crowne Plaza Invitational, third the golf event with the proceeds tlsports@timesleader.com or dropped
AUTO RACING round, at Fort Worth, Texas
Horford, ATL ........... 12 25 90 115 9.6
Tenth - $29,000 Trot 1:55.4 benefiting Children’s Miracle off at the Times Leader or mailed to
Assists 3-Southwind Wasabi (Ma Kakaley) 24.60 8.60 3.40
11 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Network. The funds raised by this
VERSUS — IRL, pole qualifying for Indianapolis TGC — LPGA, Sybase Match Play Championship, G AST AVG 7-Syenite (Jo Pavia Jr) 7.00 3.20 Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main
500 third round and quarterfinal matches, at Gladstone, Paul, NOR...................................... 6 69 11.5 6-And Heez Perfect (An McCarthy) 3.20 event will help to provide pediatric St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.
N.J. Rondo, BOS .................................. 9 86 9.6 EXACTA (3-7) $209.80
4:30 p.m. TRIFECTA (3-7-6) $1,997.40
Rose, CHI ...................................... 13 104 8.0
VERSUS — IRL, pole qualifying for Indianapolis
HORSE RACING Kidd, DAL....................................... 12 90 7.5
SUPERFECTA (3-7-6-4) $704.40
Victorino on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Domonic
5:30 p.m.
ESPN2 — NHRA, qualifying for Summer Nationals,
2:30 p.m.
VERSUS — NTRA, Preakness undercard, at Balti-
Iguodala, PHL ............................... 5
Westbrook, OKC........................... 14
Eleventh - $11,000 Pace 1:54.3 T R A N S A C T I O N S Brown from Lehigh Valley (IL).
2-Urbino Hanover (Jo Pavia Jr) 15.20 6.00 4.00
at Topeka, Kan. (same-day tape) more Conley, MEM................................. 13 83 6.4 4-Major Macho (Ma Kakaley) 4.00 3.20 BASKETBALL
7 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Holiday, PHL.................................. 5 28 5.6 7-Pegasus Osborne (La Stalbaum) 4.00 BASEBALL National Basketball Association
SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, All-Star Race, at NBC — NTRA, Preakness Stakes, at Baltimore EXACTA (2-4) $78.60
Concord, N.C. Miller, POR .................................... 6 33 5.5 American League GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS—Named Jerry
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Parker, SAN................................... 6 31 5.2
TRIFECTA (2-4-7) $365.20
SUPERFECTA (2-4-7-5) $1,514.40 BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Optioned RHP Chris Ja- West advisor to owners Joe Lacob and Peter Gub-
BOXING 2 p.m. kubauskas and LHP Troy Patton to Norfolk (IL). Se- er.
10 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, L.A. Dodgers at Chica- Twelfth - $6,100 Pace 1:54.2 lected the contract of 2B Ryan Adams from Norfolk. FOOTBALL
HBO — Light heavyweights, Chad Dawson (29-1-0) go White Sox or St. Louis at Kansas City 8-Pilgrims Haley (La Stalbaum) 7.80 4.80 3.60 Recalled OF Nolan Reimold from Norfolk.
vs. Adrian Diaconu (27-2-0); champion Jean Pascal
(26-1-1) vs. Bernard Hopkins (51-5-2), for WBC light
7 p.m.
FOX — Regional coverage, N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yan-
H O C K E Y 4-Rusty’s Martini (An Napolitano) 5.40 3.20
6-Annika S (An McCarthy) 4.40
BOSTON RED SOX—Activated RHP Dan Wheeler
from the 15-day DL. Selected INF Drew Sutton from
United Football League
heavyweight title, at Montreal kees, Chicago Cubs at Boston, Oakland at San EXACTA (8-4) $41.00 Pawtucket (IL). Optioned RHP Michael Bowden Johnson.
11 p.m. Francisco, or Texas at Philadelphia NHL TRIFECTA (8-4-6) $472.40
SUPERFECTA (8-4-6-3) $1,158.60
and SS Jose Iglesias to Pawtucket. Designated OF
Daniel Nava for assignment. Added LHP Franklin
Canadian Football League
FSN — Welterweights, Alfonso Gomez (22-4-2) vs. 10 p.m. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Signed DL Andre
Calvin Green (21-5-1), at Cabazon, Calif. MLB — Regional coverage, Atlanta at L.A. Angels Playoff Glance PICK 3 (3-ALL-8) $32.20 Morales to the active roster. Caroll and DL Kenny Mainor.
or Minnesota at Arizona All Times EDT PICK 3 (ALL-2-8) $32.20 CLEVELAND INDIANS—Recalled OF Ezequiel
7 p.m.
Thirteenth - $9,000 Pace 1:55.4 (IL). Placed DH Travis Hafner on the 15-day DL, ret-
National Hockey League
2-Monet C C (Da Ingraham) 10.60 5.40 4.20 roactive to May 18. Optioned INF Luis Valbuena to
FSN — Texas A&M at Texas Noon EASTERN CONFERENCE 6-Zarachino (An Napolitano) 3.40 2.40 NEW YORK RANGERS—Agreed to terms with G
ESPN2 — NCAA Division I playoffs, quarterfinal, Columbus (IL).
COLLEGE SOFTBALL Virginia vs. Cornell, at Hempstead, N.Y.
Boston 2, Tampa Bay 1 4-He’s Great (Ma Kakaley) 3.40
EXACTA (2-6) $44.40
OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Placed RHP Brandon Scott Stajcer.
PHOENIX COYOTES—Signed C Petteri Nokelai-
Saturday, May 14: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2 McCarthy and RHP Tyson Ross on the 15-day DL.
Noon 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17: Boston 6, Tampa Bay 5 TRIFECTA (2-6-4) $145.00 Optioned RHP Trystan Magnuson to Sacramento nen to a one-year contract.
ESPN — NCAA Division I playoffs, regionals, site ESPN2 — NCAA Division I playoffs, quarterfinal, Thursday, May 19: Boston 2, Tampa Bay 0 SUPERFECTA (2-6-4-7) $792.60
2/game 3, teams TBD Denver vs. John’s Hopkins, at Hempstead, N.Y. Saturday, May 21: Boston at Tampa Bay, 1:30 p.m.
(PCL). Recalled RHP Joey Devine, RHP Fautino
De Los Santos and LHP Jerry Blevins from Sacra-
Fourteenth - $6,100 Pace 1:55.0
2:30 p.m.
ESPN — NCAA Division I playoffs, regionals, site
NBA Monday, May 23: Tampa Bay at Boston, 8 p.m.
3-Chaco Hanover (Ge Napolitano Jr) 9.60 4.00 2.10
mento. Major League Soccer
x-Wednesday, May 25: Boston at Tampa Bay, 8 TAMPA BAY RAYS—Reinstated LHP J.P. Howell LA GALAXY—Signed D Kyle Davies.
2/game 4, teams TBD 9 p.m. p.m. 1-Imperious (Ma Kakaley) 3.80 2.20
from the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of OF
5 p.m. ESPN — Playoffs, conference finals, game 3, Dal- x-Friday, May 27: Tampa Bay at Boston, 8 p.m. 6-Austin’s Best (La Stalbaum) 3.00
Justin Ruggiano from Durham. Optioned RHP Rob COLLEGE
ESPN — NCAA Division I playoffs, regionals, site las at Oklahoma City EXACTA (3-1) $30.80
WESTERN CONFERENCE TRIFECTA (3-1-6) $101.40 Delaney to Durham. Designated INF Dan Johnson ARKANSAS STATE—Announced junior basketball
2/game 5, teams TBD
NHL Vancouver 2, San Jose 0 SUPERFECTA (3-1-6-7) $731.60 for assignment. F Kendrick Washington has transferred from Hous-
GOLF 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 15: Vancouver 3, San Jose 2 LATE DOUBLE (2-3) $71.00 National League ton.
Wednesday, May 18: Vancouver 7, San Jose 3 Scratched: Mcardles Charm COLORADO ROCKIES—Recalled RHP Matt Da- INDIANA—Announced sophomore F Bobby Capo-
1 p.m. NBC — Playoffs, conference finals, game 4, Boston Friday, May 20: Vancouver at San Jose, late ley from Colorado Springs (PCL)). bianco was transferring from the men’s basketball
TGC — Nationwide Tour, BMW Charity Pro-Am, at Tampa Bay Sunday, May 22: Vancouver at San Jose, 3 p.m. Total Handle-$179,392 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Placed OF Shane program.

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Continued from Page 1B Meyers tops GAR;
rest of WVC waits
said 17 years, then said it could
have been 15. Either way, most of
his players weren’t around the
last time the Trojans advanced in
the postseason. And those that
were weren’t around very long. The Times Leader staff crown today with either a win
Getting another victory will One down, 12 to go. over Crestwood or a Redeemer
be a huge undertaking. Ninth- Thanks to an early start time, loss at Hazleton Area.
seeded North Pocono (8-4-2) Meyers and GAR were able to Seven games are scheduled
heads to top-seeded Berwick get in their game on Friday, for today with four more on
(12-1-1) for a quarterfinal game at with the Mohawks winning 10-0 Sunday and one last contest on
4:30 p.m. Monday. in five innings at Wyoming Monday.
“They’re phenomenal. Seminary’s Nesbitt Field. With more rain threatening,
They’re a great team,” Davis said Victor Garcia drove in six however, more changes to the
of Berwick. “They’re well runs in the win, falling a home schedule could be on the way.
coached. The girls play all year run short of the cycle. Corey See Sunday’s edition of The
long. That’s a distinct disadvan- Dubil surrendered just one hit Times Leader for further devel-
tage where we are. We don’t have and struck out six for a com- opments.
any club players on our team, so plete-game shutout.
Meyers GAR
it makes it very difficult to com- Iona recruit John Nargoski ab r h bi ab r h bi
DiMaggio ss 3 1 1 0 Prednis lf 2 0 0 0
pete against a team like Ber- FRED ADAMS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER returned to the lineup for the Szafran 2b 2 2 1 0 Smith cf 2 0 1 0
Garcia 3b 3 2 3 6 Letteer p 2 0 0 0
wick.” WVW’s Cathy Byrnes pushes North Pocono’s Michelle Stefanelli out of the way as she pursues the first time since April 18, going Owen c 2 1 0 0 Tyson 2b 0 0 0 0
Eighth-seeded Valley West (3- ball. North Pocono won the District 2 playoff game, 3-0. 2-for-2 with two RBI for the Reilly rf
Zionce lf
3 1 3 2 Dudick dh
0 0 0 0 Ankner ss
2 0 0 0
2 0 0 0
10-1) ended its season with a per- Mohawks. DeMarco dh
Nargoski 1b
3 1 1 0 Moore rf
2 1 2 2 Klapat 3b
2 0 0 0
2 0 0 0
formance reminiscent of some ing rainstorm that also featured Korshnak beat a defender in North Pocono 3, Wyoming Valley West 0
Today's game
The rest of the Wyoming Dubil p 2 0 0 0 Skrpnak 1b 1 0 0 0
Lavan cf 2 1 0 0 Rodriguez c 1 0 0 0
this year. The Spartans were able a dose of hail. the box to score early in the sec- First round
No. 10 Meyers (9-2-2) at No. 7 Honesdale
Valley Conference will have to Kendra cf 1 0 0 0 Plcencio ph 1 0 0 0
Blanknshp ph 1 0 0 0
to create offensively, but were “You couldn’t even see out ond half. (11-2), 4 p.m. wait yet again because of soggy Gagliardi ph 1 0 0 0
Monday's games Conrad ph 1 0 1 0
unable to finish off what they there,” Korshnak said. Kelcie Hromisin and Kaleigh Quarterfinals weather and even soggier fields. Totals 26101210 Totals 17 0 1 0
No. 9 North Pocono (8-4-2) at No. 1 Berwick
started. The rain was so hard that wa- Reynolds generated some chanc- (12-1-1), 4:30 p.m. Twelve regular-season games Meyers ........................................
GAR ............................................
406 00 — 10
000 00 — 0
No. 5 Lake-Lehman (6-6-2) at No. 4 Holy
“We were doing so well mov- ter cascaded down the home es for Valley West throughout Redeemer (6-7), 4:30 p.m. are still in limbo for the WVC, 2B – Garcia, DeMarco; 3B – Garcia
ing the ball and getting numbers bleachers like a waterfall. It even the second half to no avail. No. 6 Delaware Valley (5-7-2) at No. 3 Dallas
(8-3-2), 4:30 p.m.
forcing the start of the District 2 Meyers
Dubil (W, 6-1) ........... 5.0 1 0 0 2 6
around the ball,” Valley West caused two huge puddles in left Honesdale/Meyers winner at No. 2 Coughlin
(11-2-1), 4:30 p.m.
playoffs to be pushed back to GAR
North Pocono ............................................. 2 1 — 3
coach Mike Davitt said. “The field of the adjacent baseball fa- Wyoming Valley West .............................. 0 0 — 0
Wednesday's games Tuesday. More postponements Letteer (L, 1-5) ......... 3.0 10 10 10
Smith.......................... 2.0 2 0 0
one thing we weren’t doing was cility. First half: 1. NP, Jessica Korshnak, 12th min; 2.
NP, Kaylee Banfield, 38th; Second half: 3. NP,
(at Lake-Lehman H.S.) this weekend could end up
North Pocono/Valley West/Berwick winner vs.
creating scoring opportunities. I Then came a lightning strike Korshnak, 47th. Lehman/Redeemer winner, time TBA bumping the opening rounds of WVC STANDINGS
Shots: NP 14, WVW 21; Saves: NP 15 (Megh- DelVal/Dallas winner vs. Honesdale/Meyers/
felt if we could have gotten that in the distance and a 36-minute an Utter), WVW 8 (Maggie D’Angelo); Corners: NP Coughlin winner, time TBA all four brackets back to Division I East
2, WVW 3. Team W L GB RS RA
first goal in the first 10 or 15 min- delay. And eventually Banfield’s NOTE: If Lake-Lehman advances to the
semifinals, the game will be played at Spartan
Wednesday. Pittston Area ...................... 10 3 — 103 59
Holy Redeemer ................. 8 5 2.0 108 66
utes, that would have given us a goal where she scored from the Stadium in Kingston.
Friday, May 27
The situation is especially Hazleton Area.................... 8 6 2.5 75 73
Coughlin.............................. 5 9 5.5 75 96
big momentum lift.” left side of the penalty area in the DISTRICT 2 PLAYOFFS
Championship dicey for Meyers and Lake- Nanticoke............................ 2 11 8.0 66 113
Wednesday’s winners, at Lake-Lehman H.S., Crestwood .......................... 2 11 8.0 60 122
Instead, North Pocono got it 38th minute while angling away Friday's result time TBA Lehman, which are tied for the Division I West
First round
and maintained it during a driv- from the goal. WVC Division II lead at 12-1. Team
x-Tunkhannock ..................
11 2 — 114 40
The Black Knights play at Wyoming Valley West ...... 9 4 2.0 96 55
Dallas .................................. 8 5 3.0 63 70
Northwest today and Meyers Wyoming Area................... 7 7 4.5 76 90
Berwick ............................... 3 10 8.0 35 81
DISTRICT 2 CLASS 3A TENNIS hosts Wyoming Seminary on Division II
Sunday. Team
12 1 — 151 43

WVW duo rallies to earn title, makes state tourney

If both teams finish tied, they Meyers ................................
Hanover Area.....................
12 1 — 117 37
8 4 3.5 91 37
would have to meet for a special Northwest ...........................
MMI Prep ............................
5 6 6.0 75 89
5 8 7.0 54 100
playoff game to decide the divi- Wyoming Seminary .......... 4 8 7.5 62 91
West Side Tech ................. 3 11 9.5 82 125
sion champ and the top overall GAR..................................... 2 12 10.5 37 147
x-clinched division title
By TOM ROBINSON our style down.” better.” district champion for finishing seed in the District 2 Class 2A *TENTATIVE* SCHEDULE
For The Times Leader Smertz-Van Nort played to- Complicating matters for second in the combined tourna- tournament. That would set up Today's games
Northwest at MMI Prep, 10 a.m.
CLARKS SUMMIT — Steve gether at number-one doubles Smertz-Van Nort was the length ment, behind only Michael a jumbled schedule where both Holy Redeemer at Hazleton Area, noon
Brand and Tyler Ryman may throughout the season while of their semifinal match in Tobiascz and Kenan Rajjoub teams could have to play four or Hanover Area at Wyoming Seminary, noon
Coughlin at Nanticoke, 1 p.m.
have just been trying a bit too Brand and Ryman were two of which they rallied from a 5-1 from District 4’s Williamsport. even five games next week Tunkhannock at Wyoming Valley West, 2 p.m.
hard in the early stages of their the top five seeds in the district deficit in the third set. The Wyoming Valley West should they advance in districts. Crestwood at Pittston Area, 3 p.m.
Lake-Lehman at Northwest, 4 p.m.
District 2-4 Class 3A boys’ singles tournament. “Six sets is a lot,” Van Nort team helped itself in the first of Holy Redeemer (8-5) still has Sunday's games
tennis doubles tournament The Abington Heights combi- said. “We were getting tired. two wins over Abington a shot of catching Pittston Area Wyoming Seminary at Meyers, 1 p.m.
Northwest at Hanover Area, 1 p.m.
championship match. nation had the advantage in the “We did our best, but they Heights opponents. Brand- (10-3) for the Division I East Dallas at Berwick, 3 p.m.
“The first set, we were trying first set, watched it get away in continued to fire on us.” Ryman beat Nathan Engh-Jai lead, with the two teams sched-
Nanticoke at Crestwood, 3 p.m.
Monday's game
the second set, then was unable Ryman was pleased to be Redkar, 6-3, 6-4, then rested
too hard to hit way too hard,” uled to close out the regular Holy Redeemer at Pittston Area, 4:15 p.m.
to stop Brand and Ryman when back at the level of play of while the other match went End regular season
Brand said after the Wyoming they put everything together. which the team was capable. past the two-hour mark. season on Monday.
Valley West team rallied for a “In the first set, we came out “The amount of errors in the Smertz-Van Nort won two The Patriots can clinch the
5-7, 7-5, 6-1 victory over the extremely loose because we first set was unbelievable,” he tiebreakers to get past Jersey
Abington Heights team of Mi- were not expected to win,” Van said. “That should never have Shore’s Alex Clementoni-Nath-
chael Smertz-Mark Van Nort in Nort said. “They really missed happened.” an Wasson, 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 7-6 PIAA TENNIS
the final at the Birchwood Rac- a lot of shots and we played The championship came a (7-3).

Seminary routs Hampton

quet Club. “The last two sets, well. year after Brand and Ryman The title puts Brand-Ryman
we slowed it down. “They started playing better joined together in doubles in the state doubles tournament
“By the third set, we really in the second set; our level tournament play to earn a Dis- next weekend at the Hershey
cleaned up our game and got didn’t drop. They just played trict 2 title. They were named Racquet Club.
The Times Leader staff match with a 6-0, 6-1 win.
Wyoming Seminary defeated Balutanski said that he didn’t
LOCAL ROUNDUP Hampton 5-0 in the quarterfinals expect his team to score a sweep
of the PIAA Class 2A boys tennis in the state tournament.

Tuzinski fans 10 to lead Hanover Area past Seminary

championships Friday in Her- “I have a lot of confidence in
shey. these guys,” Balutanski said.
The District 2 champion Blue “But at this point you aren’t going
Knights will face District 1 to run into any weak teams. So it
The Times Leader staff Wyoming Sem. ................. 110 400 000 — 6 Nanticoke. first set but came back to top champ Holy Ghost Prep at 10:30 was a bit of a surprise.
Hanover.............................. 300 203 000 — 8
HANOVER TWP.--Danielle WP – Danielle Tuzinski, 7 IP, 6H, 6R, 4ER, 5BB,
The game was moved to Tunkhannock 19-25, 25-11, a.m. today in the semifinals. A “It was a nice thing.”
Tuzinski pitched a complete 10K; LP – Megan Bresnahan, 7 IP, 10H, 8R, 6ER, Nanticoke’s field due to field 25-12, 25-18. victory over Holy Ghost and Seminary closed out the sweep
3BB, 3K;
game, striking out 10 batters to 2B—HAN, Tuziniski; SEM, Katie Marsman. conditions. Pete Alexis paved the way for Seminary will advance to the 3 by taking the two doubles match-
Nanticoke ........................... 040 310 000 — 7
lead Hanover Area to an 8-6 3B— HAN, Katie Pelek; SEM, Carly Sokach. Top
Coughlin............................. 000 000 000 — 0
Redeemer with 29 kills, five p.m. championship match. es. Henry Cornell and James Cur-
hitters – HAN, Nicole McNair 2-3 BB
softball victory over Wyoming WP – Hannah Rubasky, 7 IP, 3H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, blocks and six service points. “The boys started out strong tis combined to defeat Robert
8K; LP – Jess Luton, 7 IP, 11H, 8R, 7ER, 0BB,
Seminary on Friday. Nanticoke 7, Coughlin 0 1K; Rob Wingert recorded 36 as- and played from ahead,” Semina- Hedges and Weston Banks, 6-3,
Tuzinski also went 2-4 at the 3B ± NAN, Katie Kowalski HR— NAN, Maggie sists and Mike Vamos had 21 ry coach Mike Balutanski said. 4-6, 10-8. Chris Kim and Evan
Hannah Rubasky pitched a Gola. Top hitters – Gola 1-3 HR, Kowalski 3-3
plate, hitting a double and a 3B, Sarah Bertoni 2-3, Danielle Cerep 1-2. service points for the Royals. George Parkhurst got the Blue Botwun defeated Paul Scherer
complete game three-hitter.
two-run single. Katie Pelek Randy Howell finished with Knights started, defeating Brad and Ryan Gallagher, 6-3, 6-4.
Katie Kowalski led the way for
added a triple. VOLLEYBALL 15 assists, as well as seven digs Cisek 6-2, 6-2. Bijoy Ghosh fol- In today’s other semifinal, Dis-
the Trojanettes, going 3-for-3
For the Blue Knights, Katie Holy Redeemer 3, and three services points, for lowed with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over trict 3 champ Wyomissing plays
with a triple.
Marsman went 2-3 with a dou- Tunkhannock 1 the Tigers. James Hawk added Michael Pfefferle-Gillog before District 7 champion Sewickley A-
Maggie Gola also chipped in,
ble, and Carly Sokach went 2-4 Holy Redeemer dropped the seven kills, three blocks, five Harry Parkhusrt clinched the cademy at 9 a.m.
adding a solo home run for
with a two-run triple. service points and one ace.

World Wrestling Federation
(now WWE). He wore sequined
robes bejeweled with “Macho
bow off the top rope was mim-
icked by basement and backyard
wrestlers everywhere. Savage
Bombard: ‘Macho Man’ a good guy
Man” on the back, rainbow-col- made good use of his deep, raspy By VAN ROSE Bombard, “We went there to play Louis-
Continued from Page 1B vrose@timesleader.com
ored cowboy hats and oversized voice as a corporate pitchman as who managed ville. Before the game, the
ford, Conn.-based World Wres- sunglasses, part of a unique look well, for years ordering Slim Jim Former Red Barons manager Scranton/ Louisville GM told me that we
tling Entertainment said the pas- that helped build the WWF into a fans to “Snap into a Slim Jim!” Marc Bombard has spent his Wilkes-Barre couldn’t take batting practice
senger was the wrestler’s current mainstream phenomenon. He’s most known for his leg- adult life in baseball as a player, from 1996- because the Macho Man was
wife. Both were wearing their For most of his career, his valet, endary rivalries with Hulk Ho- manager and coach. He ran 2004, said going to be signing autographs
seat belts, according to the police Miss Elizabeth, was by his side. gan, Ricky Steamboat and Ric across some unique person- perhaps what on the field.
report. The woman, Elizabeth Hulette, Flair. Wrestlers took to Twitter alities, but one person that Bombard he’ll remem- “As it turned out, he took
“Poffo will be greatly missed by was his real-life wife at the time. say Savage won’t be forgotten. made a lasting impression on ber most batting practice and I pitched
WWE and his fans,” the state- They later divorced, and Hulette “There’s probably five or six of him was an outgoing kid about Savage is his zest for life. to him,” added Bombard, who
ment said. died in 2003 at 42 in what was lat- us, with Andre (the Giant) and named Randy Poffo, who was “He was a good teammate spent the last two seasons
Savage was a charismatic wres- er ruled a prescription drug over- Hogan and thankfully myself and his roommate in 1974 when and good person,” Bombard managing Triple-A Round Rock
tler made famous for his “Macho dose. She was among many per- Flair, that, when their names pop both were rookies on the Class said. “He enjoyed life to the in the Pacific Coast League, but
Man” nickname and his “Oooh formers in the sport to die young. up, even if you’re not a fan, you A Tampa Tarpons in the Cincin- fullest.’’ isn’t working this season. “The
Yeah!” catchphrase. He was a Others include Curt “Mr. Per- know who in the hell these peo- nati Reds organization. Savage proved his athletic fans loved it.”
champion in Vince McMahon’s fect” Hennig, who died of a co- ple are,” said former wrestler and Poffo didn’t stick with base- versatility by the fact that he Bombard, who lives in Tam-
World Wrestling Federation, and caine overdose in 2003 at 44; and WWE Hall of Famer Dusty ball. However, Randy “Macho played professional baseball, pa, Fla., said that Savage devot-
later Ted Turner’s now-defunct Chris Benoit, who killed his wife Rhodes. “You say, ‘I know this Man” Savage went on to gain Bombard added. ed a lot of his time to the com-
World Championship Wrestling. and son and then committed sui- guy. I know Macho Man Randy international fame as a profes- “He was a switch hitter with munity of Largo. “You don’t
Poffo was under contract with cide in 2007. Benoit was 40. Savage.’ He was part of that sional wrester. some power. He hit about 10 hear too much about that, but
WWE from 1985 to 1993 and held The WWF made Savage their breed. We lost a good one.” Savage, 58, died in a single- home runs in the Florida State he was very devoted to the
both the WWE and Interconti- champion after a win over Ted Di- Savage was a minor league car accident Friday near his League. He did some catching town, and its people.”
nental Championships. Biase at WrestleMania in 1988. catcher in the 1970s for St. Louis hometown of Largo, Fla. and was a designated hitter. He Bombard said he will miss
“Our sincerest condolences go Savage had not appeared for a and Cincinnati before turning in “He was a good guy,” said had a passion for baseball, but Savage a lot.
out to his family and friends. We major wrestling organization the uniform for tights. His father, Bombard. “He was quite a obviously made the right deci- “It’s been 16 years since I last
wish a speedy recovery to his since 2004. Angelo Poffo, was a longtime character. There was never a sion (turning) to wrestling.” saw him, and that’s sad. He
wife,” WWE said. He was at times both the most wrestler, and his brother, “Leap- dull moment when you were The last time Bombard saw always liked me, but who
Savage defined the larger-than- popular and most hated wrestler ing” Lanny Poffo, was also a around Randy. It certainly him was in the mid-1990s at a knows. He may have broken my
life personalities of the 1980s in entertainment. His flying el- 1980s WWF mainstay. wasn’t a dull summer.” baseball game in Louisville, Ky. back (with a hug).”

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Boston.............................. 202 420 05x — 15 York, 15;Street, Colorado, 14;BrWilson, San Fran-
S TA N D I N G S E—A.Soriano (4), K.Hill (4), S.Castro 2 (9), Lowrie cisco, 13;Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 12;Kimbrel, Atlan-
(6). DP—Chicago 1, Boston 1. LOB—Chicago 10, ta, 11;Axford, Milwaukee, 10;Putz, Arizona, 10.
AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 10. 2B—Barney (6), Ar.Ramirez (10), Re-
.Johnson (6), Ellsbury (14), Pedroia (6), Youkilis 2
East Division
Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away (13), Ortiz 2 (8). HR—Youkilis (8), Saltalamacchia T H I S D A T E I N
(2). SB—Ellsbury (14), Pedroia (8). SF—Youkilis.
Tampa Bay.....................................
Boston ............................................


9-11 IP H R ER BB SO B A S E B A L L
New York ....................................... 23 20 .535 1 1
⁄2 3-7 L-1 13-12 10-8 Chicago
Toronto........................................... 22 22 .500 21⁄2 2 7-3 L-1 10-10 12-12 D.Davis L,0-2 .......... 32⁄3 8 7 7 3 3 May 21
Baltimore........................................ 19 24 .442 5 41⁄2 5-5 L-4 10-14 9-10 Maine........................ 1⁄3 5 3 3 1 0 1926 — Earl Sheely of the Chicago White Sox hit
J.Russell .................. 3 2 0 0 0 1 three doubles and a home run against the Boston
Central Division Samardzija............... 1 4 5 3 2 1 Red Sox. Sheely doubled in each of his last three
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Boston at-bats the previous day to give him seven consec-
Cleveland....................................... 27 15 .643 — — 5-5 W-1 16-4 11-11 Lester W,6-1............ 6 12 5 5 2 5 utive extra-base hits, tying a major league record.
Detroit............................................. 22 22 .500 6 2 6-4 L-4 11-8 11-14 Atchison S,1-1......... 3 0 0 0 0 3 The six doubles in the two games also tied a major
Kansas City ................................... 22 22 .500 6 2 4-6 W-2 17-11 5-11 Maine pitched to 3 batters in the 5th. league record.
Chicago.......................................... 20 25 .444 81⁄2 41⁄2 7-3 W-3 8-12 12-13 HBP—by Lester (Byrd), by Atchison (Byrd). PB— 1943 — In the fastest nine-inning night game in
Minnesota ...................................... 15 27 .357 12 8 3-7 W-3 4-11 11-16 K.Hill. American League history, the Chicago White Sox
West Division Umpires—Home, Brian O’Nora;First, Alfonso Mar- beat the Washington Senators 1-0, in 1 hour, 29 min-
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away quez;Second, Ed Hickox;Third, Ed Rapuano. utes.
Texas ............................................. 23 22 .511 — — 5-5 L-2 15-9 8-13 T—3:35. A—37,140 (37,493). 1948 — Joe DiMaggio had two home runs, a triple,
Oakland.......................................... 22 22 .500 1
⁄2 2 5-5 L-2 11-12 11-10 double and single to lead the New York Yankees to
a 13-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
Los Angeles ..................................
Seattle ............................................
Marlins 5, Rays 3 1952 — Duke Snider’s home run highlighted a
NATIONAL LEAGUE Tampa Bay Florida 15-run first inning in the Dodgers’ 19-1 win over the
ab r h bi ab r h bi Cincinnati Reds in Brooklyn. Snider, Pee Wee
East Division Jaso c 3 1 1 0 Coghln cf 4 1 2 0 Reese and Billy Cox each made three plate appear-
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Shppch ph-c 1 0 0 0 HRmrz ss 4 1 1 0 ances in the first inning.
Philadelphia................................... 27 17 .614 — — 4-6 W-1 15-8 12-9 Zobrist 2b 4 0 0 0 Morrsn lf 4 2 2 2 1986 — Rafael Ramirez of Atlanta had four doubles
Florida ............................................ 25 18 .581 11⁄2 — 5-5 W-1 13-11 12-7 Damon lf 4 1 1 0 GSnchz 1b 3 0 0 1 in seven at-bats as the Braves beat the Chicago
Atlanta ............................................ 25 21 .543 3 11⁄2 5-5 L-2 14-10 11-11 JoPerlt p 0 0 0 0 Dobbs 3b 3 0 2 0 Cubs 9-8 in 13 innings.
New York ....................................... 22 22 .500 5 31⁄2 7-3 W-3 10-12 12-10 Longori 3b 4 0 0 0 Stanton rf 3 1 2 2 1996 — Larry Walker drove in a career-high six
Washington ................................... 21 23 .477 6 41⁄2 5-5 W-1 11-9 10-14 Joyce rf 4 1 2 2 J.Buck c 4 0 0 0 runs, hitting a pair of two-run homers, a triple and a
Central Division BUpton cf 1 0 0 0 Infante 2b 3 0 0 0 double in the Colorado Rockies’ 12-10 win over the
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Ruggin cf 2 0 0 0 AnSnch p 2 0 0 0 Pittsburgh Pirates. His 13 total bases set a club re-
St. Louis ......................................... 26 20 .565 — — 5-5 L-1 14-9 12-11 Ktchm 1b 3 0 2 1 Cousins ph 0 0 0 0 cord.
Cincinnati ....................................... 25 20 .556 1
⁄2 1 6-4 L-3 15-11 10-9 EJhnsn ss 3 0 0 0 Helms ph 0 0 0 0 1997 — Roger Clemens earned his 200th career
Milwaukee...................................... 21 23 .477 4 41⁄2 7-3 L-1 13-6 8-17 CRams p 0 0 0 0 MDunn p 0 0 0 0 victory, leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-1 win
Pittsburgh ...................................... 21 23 .477 4 41⁄2 4-6 W-3 8-11 13-12 Fuld lf 0 0 0 0 LNunez p 0 0 0 0 over the New York Yankees.
Chicago.......................................... 19 24 .442 51⁄2 6 4-6 L-1 9-13 10-11 Snnnstn p 2 0 0 0 2000 — For the first time in baseball history, six
Houston ......................................... 16 29 .356 91⁄2 10 3-7 W-1 9-13 7-16 Howell p 0 0 0 0 grand slams were hit in a single day. Anaheim’s
BGoms p 0 0 0 0 Garret Anderson hit the record-breaker off Kansas
West Division SRdrgz ss 1 0 1 0
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away City’s Chris Fussell. J.T. Snow of San Francisco,
Totals 32 3 7 3 Totals 30 5 9 5 Brian Hunter of Philadelphia, Jason Giambi of Oak-
San Francisco ............................... 24 19 .558 — — 7-3 W-2 10-5 14-14
Colorado ........................................ 23 19 .548 1
⁄2 11⁄2 5-5 W-1 11-10 12-9 Tampa Bay......................... 200 000 100 — 3 land, and Los Angeles’ Adrian Beltre and Shawn
Arizona........................................... 20 23 .465 4 5 5-5 W-3 13-10 7-13 Florida ................................ 100 200 02x — 5 Green connected before Anderson. The old mark of
Los Angeles .................................. 20 25 .444 5 6 4-6 L-2 11-14 9-11 E—Zobrist (3). DP—Tampa Bay 1, Florida 1. LOB— five was set in 1999.
San Diego ...................................... 19 25 .432 51⁄2 61⁄2 5-5 W-1 8-15 11-10 Tampa Bay 3, Florida 5. 2B—S.Rodriguez (8), 2004 — Jose Cruz Jr. went 4-for-4 with a homer and
Coghlan (12), Morrison (8). 3B—Joyce 2 (2). HR— three doubles, leading Tampa Bay to a 5-3 victory
AMERICAN LEAGUE 10:05 p.m. Morrison (6), Stanton (10). CS—E.Johnson (1). over Cleveland.
AP PHOTO Minnesota (S.Baker 2-3) at Arizona (Owings 0-0),
Thursday's Games SF—G.Sanchez, Stanton. 2005 — The Texas Rangers set two club records in
10:10 p.m. an 18-3 rout of the Houston Astros. Texas got home
Phillies closer Ryan Madson reacts after Texas’ David Murphy Minnesota 11, Oakland 1
Seattle 2, L.A. Angels 1 Sunday's Games Tampa Bay
runs from Rod Barajas, Hank Blalock, Laynce Nix
was caught stealing second to end an interleague game Friday. N.Y. Yankees 13, Baltimore 2 Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Sonnanstine............. 5 7 3 3 0 1 and Mark Teixeira in an eight-run, four-homer sec-
ond inning. Texas slugged a team-record eight
Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 2 N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Howell....................... 1 0 0 0 0 1
Houston at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. B.Gomes .................. 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 2 homers on the day, also receiving blasts from Kevin

Halladay, Phils
Boston 4, Detroit 3
Chicago White Sox 8, Cleveland 2 Tampa Bay at Florida, 1:10 p.m. C.Ramos .................. 1⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 Mench, Richard Hidalgo and two from David Delluc-
Kansas City 2, Texas 1, 10 innings Detroit at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. Jo.Peralta L,1-3 ...... 1 2 2 2 1 0 ci.
Friday's Games Texas at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Florida 2009 — Albert Pujols of St. Louis hit a homer in the
Cleveland 5, Cincinnati 4 Washington at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Ani.Sanchez ............ 7 6 3 3 1 6 first inning that knocked out the “I” on the Big Mac
Pittsburgh 10, Detroit 1 L.A. Dodgers at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. M.Dunn W,4-2 ......... 1 1 0 0 0 2 Land sign located in Busch Stadium’s left field. The
St. Louis at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. L.Nunez S,16-16..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Cardinals won 3-1.
N.Y. Mets 2, N.Y. Yankees 1 Umpires—Home, John Hirschbeck;First, Wally
Philadelphia 3, Texas 2 Atlanta at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. 2009 — Joe Mauer hit a grand slam, two doubles
Oakland at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Bell;Second, Laz Diaz;Third, Scott Barry. and drove in a career-high six runs as Minnesota
Washington 17, Baltimore 5 T—2:45. A—18,111 (38,560).
Houston 5, Toronto 2 Seattle at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. routed the Chicago White Sox 20-1.

outduel Rangers
Boston 15, Chicago Cubs 5 Minnesota at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. 2010 — Dan Haren doubled twice, drove in three
Chicago Cubs at Boston, 8:05 p.m. runs and pitched eight strong innings, offsetting Ed-
Florida 5, Tampa Bay 3
Monday's Games
Royals 3, Cardinals 0 win Encarnacion’s three home runs for Toronto,
Kansas City 3, St. Louis 0
L.A. Dodgers at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Boston at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis Kansas City and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Blue Jays
Minnesota at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. ab r h bi ab r h bi 8-6. Haren allowed four runs on nine hits and two of
Atlanta at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Theriot ss 4 0 1 0 Gordon lf 3 0 1 0 Encarnacion’s three homers.
Seattle at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Rasms cf 4 0 0 0 MeCarr cf 3 0 0 1 Today's birthdays: Matt Wieters 25; Josh Hamilton
Oakland at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Pujols 1b 3 0 1 0 Hosmer 1b 4 0 2 0 30.
Oakland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Hollidy dh 3 0 1 0 Francr rf 4 0 0 0 May 22
Saturday's Games Craig lf 4 0 1 0 Butler dh 4 1 1 0
Houston (Myers 1-3) at Toronto (Morrow 2-2), 1:07 NATIONAL LEAGUE 1933 — Joe Sewell of the New York Yankees struck
YMolin c 3 0 0 0 Betemt 3b 4 1 2 0 out for the first time this season, during a 3-0 win
p.m. Thursday's Games Jay rf 4 0 2 0 B.Pena c 2 0 0 1
L.A. Dodgers (Garland 1-3) at Chicago White Sox Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 3 over Cleveland. Sewell would strike out only three
The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Rookie N.Y. Mets 1, Washington 0
Greene 2b 3 0 0 0 Getz 2b 3 1 2 0 more times in 524 at-bats.
(Buehrle 3-3), 2:10 p.m. Descals 3b 2 0 0 0 AEscor ss 3 0 1 1 1957 — The Boston Red Sox hit four home runs in
PHILADELPHIA — Ben pinch-hitter Ezequiel Carrera St. Louis (Westbrook 3-3) at Kansas City (Adcock
1-0), 2:10 p.m.
St. Louis 4, Houston 2
Colorado 7, Philadelphia 1
Kozma ph-3b 1 0 0 0 the sixth inning of an 11-0 win over Cleveland. Gene
Totals 31 0 6 0 Totals 30 3 9 3 Mauch, Ted Williams, Dick Gernert and Frank Mal-
Francisco and Raul Ibanez bunted home Shin-Soo Choo Cincinnati (Bailey 3-0) at Cleveland (Tomlin 5-1), Chicago Cubs 5, Florida 1
Arizona 2, Atlanta 1 St. Louis ............................. 000 000 000 — 0 zone connected. All the homers came on the first 16
4:05 p.m.
homered, and Roy Halladay from third base with two outs Washington (Lannan 2-4) at Baltimore (Guthrie 1-6), San Diego 1, Milwaukee 0 Kansas City ....................... 000 000 30x — 3
DP—St. Louis 1, Kansas City 2. LOB—St. Louis 7,
pitches from Cal McLish.
1959 — Baltimore’s Hoyt Wilhelm pitched a one-hit-
4:05 p.m. San Francisco 3, L.A. Dodgers 1
threw eight strong innings to in the eighth inning, sending Tampa Bay (Price 5-3) at Florida (Vazquez 2-4), Friday's Games Kansas City 6. 2B—Pujols (5), Betemit (13). SB— ter against the New York Yankees for a 5-0 win. Jer-
ry Lumpe’s single in the eighth spoiled the no-hit
4:10 p.m. Colorado at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Jay (2). SF—Me.Cabrera, B.Pena.
lead the Philadelphia Phillies the Cleveland Indians to a win Detroit (Scherzer 6-0) at Pittsburgh (Correia 5-4), Saturday's Games
IP H R ER BB SO bid.
St. Louis 1963 — Mickey Mantle hit a pitch from Kansas City’s
to a 3-2 victory over the Texas over the Cincinnati Reds in the
7:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 4-2) at Boston (Aceves
Colorado (Mortensen 1-0) at Milwaukee (Marcum
5-1), 7:10 p.m.
Carpenter L,1-4....... 61⁄3 9 3 3 0 5 Bill Fischer off the right-field facade at Yankee Sta-
Miller ......................... 2⁄3 0 0 0 1 0 dium in an 8-7 victory over the A’s.
Rangers on Friday night. Ohio Showdown’s series open- 1-0), 7:10 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Capuano 3-4) at N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Bur-
Sunday's Games Franklin..................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1968 — Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates hit
Colorado at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Kansas City three home runs, a double and a single in a 13-6
Halladay (6-3) struck out er. nett 4-3), 7:10 p.m.
Monday's Games Francis W,1-5 .......... 72⁄3 6 0 0 2 6 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Oakland (Anderson 2-3) at San Francisco (Lince-
seven and walked one for the Carrera, called up from Tri- cum 3-4), 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at Houston, 8:05 p.m.
Crow H,3 .................. 1⁄3
Soria S,7-9............... 1
Stargell’s double just missed going out, as it
bounced off the railing of the left-field bleachers.
Texas (C.Lewis 4-4) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 2-4),
NL East-leading Phillies. ple-A Columbus earlier in the 7:10 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.
St. Louis at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.
Umpires—Home, Joe West;First, Angel Hernan-
dez;Second, Angel Campos;Third, Chad Fairchild.
1976 — St. Louis’ Reggie Smith hit three home runs
— two right-handed and one left-handed — and
Atlanta (Hanson 5-3) at L.A. Angels (Pineiro 2-0),
Francisco hit a two-run shot day when Travis Hafner went 10:05 p.m. T—2:17. A—26,816 (37,903). drove in five runs in a 7-6 win over the Philadelphia
Phillies. Smith’s third homer came with two outs in
in the second inning and Iba- on the disabled list, dropped
Seattle (Pineda 5-2) at San Diego (Richard 2-4),
Nationals 17, Orioles 5 the ninth and broke a 6-6 tie.
1977 — Boston and Milwaukee hit a combined 11
nez hit a solo homer in the the first pitch from Nick Mas- Washington Baltimore home runs in a 14-10 Red Sox victory at Fenway
Park, tying a major league record. The Red Sox
fourth to give Hallday the set down the first-base line, Penny p 2 0 0 0 Diaz ph 1 1 0 1 Berndn cf
h bi
2 2 Pie lf-cf
ab r h bi
5 0 1 1 connected for six of the home runs in the first game
support he needed to end a scoring Choo, who had tripled I N T E R L E A G U E Villarrl p 0 0 0 0 DMcCt p 0 0 0 0 Dsmnd ss 6 2 2 0 AdJons cf 3 0 1 1 of a doubleheader.
1983 — Cliff Johnson of the Toronto Blue Jays hit
Benoit p 0 0 0 0 Resop p 0 0 0 0 L.Nix lf 5 1 2 2 Reimld rf 1 0 1 0
personal two-game losing off Bill Bray (1-1). The speedy Phillies 3, Rangers 2
Raburn ph-rf 1 0 0 0 Paul ph-rf 1 0 0 0 Werth rf
Bixler rf
3 4
0 0
Markks rf
Fox c
3 1 2 0
1 0 1 0
his 18th career pinch homer. The shot off Balti-
more’s Tippy Martinez tied Johnson with Jerry
Totals 34 1 7 1 Totals 34101010
streak. Carrera was able to avoid a tag Texas Philadelphia Detroit .............................. 000 001 000 — 1 Stairs dh 4 0 0 0 Guerrr dh 5 1 2 0 Lynch on the career pinch home run list.
Morse ph-dh 2 0 1 0 Wieters c 4 1 1 2
Ryan Madson worked the by first baseman Joey Votto for Andrus ss
ab r h bi
4 1 1 0 Rollins ss
ab r h bi
3 0 0 0
Pittsburgh ........................ 000 106 03x — 10
E—A.McCutchen (2). DP—Pittsburgh 1. LOB—De-
AdLRc 1b 3 2 0 0 BSnydr 1b 0 0 0 0
Cora ph-1b 1 0 1 0 Scott 1b-lf 4 0 1 1
ninth for his eighth save. David an unforgettable hit in his first Morlnd rf 3 0 1 1 WValdz 2b 3 0 0 0 troit 6, Pittsburgh 7. 2B—A.Jackson (9), G.Jones WRams c 4 5 3 2 Hardy ss 4 0 0 0
Murphy was caught stealing at
Kinsler 2b 4 0 0 0 Polanc 3b 4 0 1 0 (4), Walker (11). HR—Santiago (1), Walker (6), Espinos 2b 4 3 3 5 Andino ss 0 0 0 0 T H U R S D AY ’ S
at-bat in the majors. MiYong 1b
ABeltre 3b
4 0 0 0 Howard 1b
4 0 2 0 Mayrry cf
3 0 0 0
4 0 0 0
Overbay (4). SB—A.McCutchen (6), Cedeno (1),
Diaz (2).
HrstnJr 3b 5 1 2 2 MrRynl 3b 2 1 1 0
second to end the game. DvMrp lf 4 0 1 0 Ibanez lf 2 2 1 1 IP H R ER BB SO Totals 45171917 Totals
RAdms 2b 4 1 1 0
36 512 5
Torreal c 2 0 0 0 BFrncs rf 2 1 1 2 Detroit
Nationals 17, Orioles 5 C.Davis ph 1 0 0 0 Ruiz c 3 0 1 0 Penny L,4-4 ............. 52⁄3 6 5 5 5 4 Washington ..................... 030 361 112 — 17 Royals 2, Rangers 1, 10
Baltimore.......................... 003 200 000 — 5
Mets 2, Yankees 1 BALTIMORE — Danny
Tegrdn c
Gentry cf
0 0 0 0 Hallady p
3 0 1 0 Madson p
3 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
Villarreal ................... 1⁄3
Benoit ....................... 1
2 DP—Washington 1, Baltimore 1. LOB—Washing- innings,
Bush p 0 0 0 0 ton 8, Baltimore 8. 2B—Pie (3), Wieters (7), Mar-
NEW YORK — R.A. Dickey Espinosa homered and drove CWilsn p 1 0 0 0
1 2 3 3 1 0
.Reynolds (9). 3B—W.Ramos (1), Espinosa (4).
ab r h bi
Kansas City
ab r h bi
regained command of his in five runs, Jayson Werth hit
EnChvz ph-cf 1 1 1 0
Totals 31 2 7 1 Totals 27 3 4 3
Karstens W,3-2 .......
D.McCutchen ..........
HR—Bernadina (1), L.Nix (6), Werth 2 (8), W.Ra-
mos (3), Espinosa (6). SF—Ad.Jones.
EnChvz rf
ABlanc rf
2 0 0 0 Gordon lf
2 0 0 0 MeCarr cf
5 0 1 0
5 1 3 0
knuckleball and confounded two homers and had four RBIs, Texas.................................. 100 000 010 — 2 Resop .......................
1 Washington
IP H R ER BB SO Napoli 1b 1 0 0 0 Hosmer 1b 5 1 3 0
Philadelphia....................... 020 100 00x — 3 Andrus ss 5 0 0 0 Francr rf 5 0 3 1
the Yankees for six innings, and the Nationals had their DP—Philadelphia 1. LOB—Texas 4, Philadelphia Umpires—Home, Mark Wegner;First, Chris Guc- Marquis ....................
H.Rodriguez W,1-0.
Kinsler 2b 4 0 0 0 Butler dh 4 0 2 0
5. 2B—A.Beltre (9), En.Chavez (3). HR—Ibanez cione;Second, Mike Winters;Third, Mike Muchlin- C.Davis dh 4 1 2 1 Betemt 3b 4 0 0 0
Daniel Murphy homered and a biggest offensive outing since (4), B.Francisco (5). SB—Andrus (14), Moreland ski. Coffey ....................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 ABeltre 3b 4 0 1 0 Aviles 2b 4 0 1 1
T—2:59. A—24,396 (38,362). Slaten........................ 1 2 0 0 0 0 Morlnd 1b-rf 4 0 1 0 Treanr c 2 0 0 0
youthful Mets lineup won the moving to Washington. (1). CS—Dav.Murphy (4). S—C.Wilson, W.Valdez.
IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore Torreal c 3 0 1 0 Maier pr 0 0 0 0
Arrieta L,5-2............. 32⁄3 6 6 6 3 3
Subway Series opener in front Roger Bernadina, Wilson Texas
C.Wilson L,4-3 ........ 7 4 3 3 2 10
Astros 5, Blue Jays 2 Berken ...................... 1 5 6 6 1 2
DvMrp lf
Gentry cf
4 0 0 0 B.Pena c
3 0 1 0 AEscor ss
0 0 0 0
4 0 1 0
Rapada..................... 11⁄3 2 1 1 1 2
of a surprisingly lackluster Ramos and Laynce Nix also Bush ......................... 1 0 0 0 1 0 Houston
ab r h bi
ab r h bi M.Gonzalez ............. 2 2 2 2 0 2
Totals 36 1 6 1 Totals 38 214 2
Texas ............................ 010 000 000 0 — 1
New York crowd. homered for the Nationals, Halladay W,6-3........ 8 6 2 2 1 7 Bourn cf 4 1 3 1 YEscor ss 5 0 1 0 Gregg ....................... 1 4
HBP—by Berken (Werth), by Arrieta (W.Ramos).
2 2 0 0
Kansas City .................. 000 000 001 1 — 2
Madson S,8-8.......... 1 1 0 0 0 1 Barmes ss 4 1 1 0 CPttrsn lf 3 0 1 0 One out when winning run scored.
Justin Turner had three hits, who recorded a season-high 19 HBP—by Bush (Rollins). Pence rf 4 0 2 2 Bautist rf 3 0 0 0 WP—H.Rodriguez, Berken.
Umpires—Home, Gerry Davis;First, Sam Hol- E—Andrus (10). DP—Texas 2. LOB—Texas 7,
Umpires—Home, Andy Fletcher;First, Jim Rey- Ca.Lee dh 4 0 0 0 A.Hill 2b 4 1 3 0
including a tying double off hits after being shut out in nolds;Second, Mike DiMuro;Third, Tim Welke. Michals lf 4 0 1 0 JRiver 1b 4 1 2 0 brook;Second, Greg Gibson;Third, Todd Tichenor. Kansas City 10. 2B—A.Beltre (8). HR—C.Davis (3).
CS—Gordon (2), Me.Cabrera (1).
MDwns 1b 3 1 0 0 Arencii c 4 0 1 0 T—3:31. A—24,442 (45,438).
Freddy Garcia (2-4) to give him consecutive games. The six T—2:20. A—45,358 (43,651).
Wallac 1b 0 0 0 0 EThms dh 4 0 0 1 Texas

an RBI in six straight games. homers set a Nationals record. Mets 2, Yankees 1
CJhnsn 3b
Hall 2b
3 1 2 2 RDavis cf
2 0 0 0 J.Nix 3b
4 0 2 1
4 0 0 0 A L L E A D E R S D.Holland .................
Feliz BS,2-10........... 2⁄3
8 9
Jose Reyes made a run-saving New York (N) New York (A) Bogsvc ph
AngSnc 2b
1 0 0 0
1 1 1 0 BATTING—Joyce, Tampa Bay, .358; Bautista, To-
M.Lowe..................... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0
ab r h bi ab r h bi Oliver L,1-5 .............. 1⁄3 2 1 1 0 0
play at shortstop and Francisco Astros 5, Blue Jays 2 JosRys ss 4 0 0 0 Jeter ss 3 0 1 0 Towles c
4 0 0 0
34 510 5 Totals 35 210 2
ronto, .352; MiYoung, Texas, .331; AdGonzalez,
Boston, .326; HKendrick, Los Angeles, .322; Ku-
Eppley ...................... 0 1 0 0 0 0
DnMrp 1b 4 1 1 1 Grndrs cf 4 0 0 0 Kansas City
Rodriguez converted his 15th TORONTO — Chris John- Beltran rf 2 0 1 0 Teixeir 1b 4 1 1 1 Houston.............................. 000 000 023 — 5 bel, Minnesota, .321; Lowrie, Boston, .313; MIztu- Hochevar ................. 82⁄3 6 1 1 2 4
Bay lf 4 0 0 0 AlRdrg 3b 4 0 1 0 Toronto............................... 010 001 000 — 2 ris, Los Angeles, .313; Lind, Toronto, .313. G.Holland W,1-0 ..... 11⁄3 0 0 0 0 0
straight save for the resurgent son hit a tiebreaking two-run FMrtnz dh 4 1 1 0 Cano 2b 4 0 0 0 DP—Houston 2, Toronto 1. LOB—Houston 6, To- RUNS—Bautista, Toronto, 35; MiCabrera, Detroit, D.Holland pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.
33; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 31; Granderson, New York,
Mets, winners of 10 of 14. homer in the ninth inning and
Turner 3b
Thole c
4 0 3 1 Martin c
4 0 0 0 Posada dh
3 0 1 0
3 0 0 0
ronto 8. 2B—Pence (13), Y.Escobar (4), A.Hill 2 (9),
Arencibia (6). HR—C.Johnson (5). SB—Bourn 2 30; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 30; ACabrera, Cleve-
Eppley pitched to 1 batter in the 10th.
land, 29; Ellsbury, Boston, 28; AdGonzalez, Bos-
Mark Teixeira homered for the Houston Astros rallied to Pridie cf
RTejad 2b
4 0 1 0 Swisher rf
4 0 0 0 Gardnr lf
3 0 0 0
3 0 0 0
(16), C.Johnson (1). CS—Bourn (2).
IP H R ER BB SO ton, 28.
Umpires—Home, Mike Muchlinski;First, Mark
Wegner;Second, Chris Guccione;Third, Mike Win-
the Yankees, who have lost six beat the Toronto Blue Jays. Totals 34 2 7 2 Totals 31 1 4 1 Houston RBI—AdGonzalez, Boston, 41; Beltre, Texas, 37;
Granderson, New York, 32; Konerko, Chicago, 32;
New York (N)..................... 000 101 000 — 2 An.Rodriguez .......... 51⁄3 8 2 2 1 3 T—3:06. A—12,355 (37,903).
straight at home for the first New York (A) ..................... 001 000 000 — 1 Escalona .................. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 MiYoung, Texas, 31; Youkilis, Boston, 30; MiCa-
brera, Detroit, 29.
Del Rosario.............. 11⁄3 1 0 0 1 1
time since 2003. Royals 3, Cardinals 0 E—Jos.Reyes (4), Cano (4). DP—New York (N) 1.
LOB—New York (N) 7, New York (A) 7. W.Lopez W,1-1 ....... 1 0 0 0 0 3 HITS—AdGonzalez, Boston, 59; HKendrick, Los Padres 1, Brewers 0
Melancon S,2-4 ....... 1 1 0 0 0 1 Angeles, 57; MiYoung, Texas, 57; ISuzuki, Seattle,
K-Rod, pitching in the Mets’ KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jeff 2B—F.Martinez (2), Turner 2 (7), Al.Rodriguez (9),
Martin (6). HR—Dan.Murphy (4), Teixeira (11). Toronto 53; Ellsbury, Boston, 52; Guerrero, Baltimore, 52;
ab r h bi
San Diego
ab r h bi
MeCabrera, Kansas City, 50; Konerko, Chicago,
fifth consecutive game, worked Francis threw 72-3 innings, SB—Pridie (3), Gardner (6). Jo-.Reyes.................
Rauch BS,2-7 ..........
0 50; Kubel, Minnesota, 50.
Weeks 2b
C.Hart rf
4 0 1 0 Denorfi rf
3 0 1 0 Bartlett ss
4 0 1 0
3 0 0 0
IP H R ER BB SO DOUBLES—MiYoung, Texas, 16; Quentin, Chica-
a 1-2-3 ninth. The bullpen put outdueling Chris Carpenter New York (N) F.Francisco L,1-1.... 1⁄3
Camp ........................ 2⁄3
0 go, 15; Ellsbury, Boston, 14; AdGonzalez, Boston,
Braun lf
CGomz cf
3 0 1 0 Ludwck lf
1 0 0 0 EPtrsn pr
4 0 2 0
0 1 0 0
Dickey W,2-5 ........... 6 4 1 1 3 6
up three perfect innings in and leading the Kansas City O’Connor H,2 .......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Jo-.Reyes (C.Johnson).
Umpires—Home, Brian Gorman;First, Tony Ran-
14; Gordon, Kansas City, 14; Zobrist, Tampa Bay,
14; Betemit, Kansas City, 13; Francoeur, Kansas
Fielder 1b 4 0 1 0 Cantu 1b 3 0 1 0
Isringhausen H,11 .. 1 0 0 0 0 2 McGeh 3b 4 0 1 0 Hawpe ph 0 0 0 0
relief of Dickey (2-5). Royals to a victory over the St. Fr.Rodriguez dazzo;Second, Dan Bellino;Third, Larry Vanover. City, 13; Kinsler, Texas, 13; Youkilis, Boston, 13.
TRIPLES—Bourjos, Los Angeles, 5; Granderson,
Kotsay cf-lf 4 0 0 0 Maybin cf 3 0 0 0
S,15-16..................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 T—3:05. A—15,478 (49,260). Lucroy c 4 0 1 0 Headly 3b 3 0 0 0
Louis Cardinals. New York (A)
New York, 4; Borbon, Texas, 3; MeCabrera, Kan-
sas City, 3; Crisp, Oakland, 3; DeJesus, Oakland, 3;
Counsll ss 4 0 1 0 OHudsn 2b 3 0 0 1
Red Sox 15, Cubs 5 Francis (1-5), who had F.Garcia L,2-4 ......... 7 5 2 2 2 2 Dodgers 6, White Sox 4, 10 Gardner, New York, 3; Gordon, Kansas City, 3;
Narvsn p
Loe p
2 0 0 0 RJhnsn c
0 0 0 0 Harang p
3 0 1 0
2 0 0 0
Chamberlain ............ 1 1 0 0 0 2 CPatterson, Toronto, 3; SRodriguez, Tampa Bay, 3.
BOSTON — Adrian Gon- pitched well several times Robertson ................ 1 1 0 0 0 2 innings, HOME RUNS—Bautista, Toronto, 16; Granderson,
YBtncr ph
Estrad p
1 0 0 0 Venale ph
0 0 0 0 H.Bell p
1 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
HBP—by Dickey (Swisher). WP—F.Garcia. Los Angeles Chicago New York, 14; Teixeira, New York, 11; Beltre, Tex-
zalez had four of Boston’s 19 while failing to get his first win Umpires—Home, Tim Timmons;First, Jeff Kellogg- ab r h bi ab r h bi as, 10; Konerko, Chicago, 10; Cano, New York, 9;
Totals 34 0 7 0 Totals 29 1 5 1
Milwaukee.......................... 000 000 000 — 0
;Second, Eric Cooper;Third, Mark Carlson.
hits, adding four RBIs as the since signing with the Royals, T—2:47. A—47,874 (50,291).
GwynJ cf 3 0 0 0 Pierre lf
Sands ph-cf-lf 1 0 0 0 AlRmrz ss
5 0 2 0
5 0 0 0
AdGonzalez, Boston, 9; Quentin, Chicago, 9.
STOLEN BASES—Andrus, Texas, 14; Ellsbury, San Diego .......................... 000 000 001 — 1
Two outs when winning run scored.
Red Sox welcomed the Chica- was facing a team he had al- Carroll ss 5 2 4 0 A.Dunn dh 5 0 0 1 Boston, 14; Crisp, Oakland, 13; RDavis, Toronto,
E—McGehee (6), Bartlett (8). DP—Milwaukee 1.
Indians 5, Reds 4 Ethier rf 4 0 1 0 Konerk 1b 5 0 0 0 12; Fuld, Tampa Bay, 12; ISuzuki, Seattle, 11; Aybar,
go Cubs back to Fenway Park ways fared well against while Cincinnati Cleveland
Kemp dh-cf
Uribe 2b
4 2 2 2 Quentin rf
3 0 0 0 Rios cf
4 0 2 0
4 1 1 0
Los Angeles, 10. LOB—Milwaukee 9, San Diego 7. 2B—Fielder (12).
SB—Braun (10), Kotsay (2), E.Patterson (5), May-
PITCHING—Scherzer, Detroit, 6-0; Lester, Bos-
for the first time since 1918. playing in the National League. Stubbs cf
h bi
0 0 Brantly cf
ab r h bi
4 1 1 1
JuCastr 2b 2 1 1 1 RCastr c 3 1 1 1 ton, 6-1; Cahill, Oakland, 6-1; Weaver, Los Angeles, bin (7). S—Maybin. SF—O.Hudson.
Loney 1b 5 0 1 1 Przyns ph-c 1 0 1 0 6-4; 9 tied at 5.
Kevin Youkilis had two dou- The right-hander gave up six JGoms dh 4 0 0 0 ACarer ss 3 1 0 0 Navarr c 4 0 0 0 Bckhm 2b 4 1 1 2 STRIKEOUTS—Verlander, Detroit, 71; Haren, Los Milwaukee
Narveson ................. 71⁄3 4 0 0 1 4
Votto 1b 4 0 1 1 Choo rf 3 1 1 1 Gions lf 5 0 2 1 Morel 3b 3 0 1 0 Angeles, 66; Weaver, Los Angeles, 65; FHernan-
bles and a two-run homer, and hits and two runs, walked two BPhllps 2b 4 1 1 0 CSantn c 1 0 0 1 Guerrir p 0 0 0 0 Vizquel ph 1 1 1 0 dez, Seattle, 64; Lester, Boston, 63; CWilson, Tex- Loe ............................ 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 1
Bruce rf 4 1 2 0 Duncan dh 2 0 0 1 Elbert p 0 0 0 0 Estrada L,1-2........... 2⁄3 1 1 1 2 0
Jacoby Ellsbury also had three and struck out six while raising Carrer MacDgl p 0 0 0 0
as, 60; Shields, Tampa Bay, 60.
SAVES—MRivera, New York, 13; CPerez, Cleve- San Diego
Harang...................... 8 6 0 0 2 4
hits for Boston, which won its his career record over the Car-
Rolen 3b
Heisey lf
4 0 1 1 ph-dh
4 0 1 1 OCarer 2b
1 0 1 1
4 0 0 0
Mitchll 3b
5 1 1 1
41 612 6 Totals 40 410 4
land, 11; League, Seattle, 10; Valverde, Detroit, 10;
Farnsworth, Tampa Bay, 9; Fuentes, Oakland, 9; H.Bell W,2-0 ............ 1 1 0 0 0 0
seventh consecutive game. The dinals to 5-1. Hanign c
Janish ss
4 0 1 0 LaPort 1b
2 1 0 0 Kearns lf
3 0 0 0
3 1 1 0
Los Angeles ................. 200 000 001 3 — 6 Papelbon, Boston, 8; Feliz, Texas, 8.
Umpires—Home, Bill Welke;First, Tim Tschida;Se-
Chicago ........................ 030 000 000 1 — 4
Red Sox are 22-10 since losing FLewis ph 0 0 0 0 Hannhn 3b 3 1 1 0 DP—Chicago 1. LOB—Los Angeles 9, Chicago 6. NL LEADERS
cond, Jeff Nelson;Third, Marty Foster.
T—2:30. A—16,286 (42,691).
Totals 34 4 7 3 Totals 27 5 5 5 2B—Carroll 2 (9), Loney (4), Quentin (16), Rios (7), BATTING—Holliday, St. Louis, .357;Berkman, St.
10 of their first 12 games; they Marlins 5, Rays 3 Cincinnati ........................... 002 002 000 — 4 R.Castro (2). HR—Kemp (10), Mitchell (1), Beck- Louis, .349;Votto, Cincinnati, .338;Polanco, Phila-
have passed the New York Cleveland ........................... 000 004 01x — 5 ham (4). delphia, .333;BPhillips, Cincinnati, .329;Helton, Giants 3, Dodgers 1
MIAMI — Logan Morrison E—Bruce (3), O.Cabrera (3), C.Santana (1), LaPor- IP H R ER BB SO Colorado, .323;SCastro, Chicago, .322.
San Francisco Los Angeles
Yankees for the first time this hit a game-tying homer in the ta (4). DP—Cincinnati 1, Cleveland 1. LOB—Cincin-
nati 7, Cleveland 4. 2B—Bruce (7). 3B—Choo (1).
Los Angeles
Lilly............................ 7 7 3 3 0 5
RUNS—Stubbs, Cincinnati, 33;Rasmus, St. Louis,
32;Votto, Cincinnati, 32;Berkman, St. Louis,
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Torres cf 5 0 1 0 Carroll ss 5 0 1 0
season, and now trail the AL fourth inning and doubled in SB—Rolen (1). CS—Heisey (1). SF—Duncan. Jansen W,1-0 ..........
Guerrier H,7............. 1⁄3
2 1
31;Braun, Milwaukee, 31;Holliday, St. Louis, FSnchz 2b 4 0 1 2 JuCastr 2b 3 0 0 0
IP H R ER BB SO 30;Bruce, Cincinnati, 29. Huff 1b 5 0 0 0 Ethier rf 4 0 0 0
East-leading Tampa Bay Rays the Florida Marlins’ two-run Cincinnati Elbert H,1................. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 RBI—Berkman, St. Louis, 35;Howard, Philadel- Posey c 3 1 1 0 Kemp cf 3 0 0 0
T.Wood..................... 51⁄3 3 4 4 2 3 MacDougal S,1-1.... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 phia, 35;Braun, Milwaukee, 34;Fielder, Milwaukee,
by just a half-game. eighth to help them beat Tam- Ondrusek BS,1-1 .... 12⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 Chicago 33;Pence, Houston, 33;Kemp, Los Angeles,
Schrhlt rf
C.Ross lf
0 0
0 0
Uribe 3b
Barajs c
4 0 2 0
4 1 1 0
Bray L,1-1 ................ 2⁄3 1 1 1 1 0 Humber .................... 7 5 2 2 1 4 29;Walker, Pittsburgh, 29. Fontent ss 3 0 1 1 Sands lf 4 0 1 1
pa Bay. Masset...................... 1⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Thornton H,4 ........... 1⁄3 1 0 0 2 1 HITS—SCastro, Chicago, 59;JosReyes, New MTejad 3b 4 1 2 0 Mitchll 1b 3 0 1 0
Pirates 10, Tigers 1 Morrison scored Florida’s
White ........................ 3 1 2 1 3 3
Crain H,6.................. 2⁄3
S.Santos L,2-1
0 0 0 0 1 York, 59;Prado, Atlanta, 57;Polanco, Philadelphia, Bmgrn p 2 1 1 0 Gions ph 0 0 0 0
56;Ethier, Los Angeles, 54;Byrd, Chicago, BrWlsn p 0 0 0 0 Blngsly p 1 0 0 0
PITTSBURGH — Neil Walk- final run from third on a sacri- Herrmann .................
J.Smith ..................... 12⁄3
2 3
BS,1-7 ...................... 11⁄3
Ohman...................... 2⁄3
53;Kemp, Los Angeles, 53;Pence, Houston,
53;BPhillips, Cincinnati, 53;Votto, Cincinnati, 53.
Guerra p 0 0 0 0
GwynJ ph 1 0 0 0
er homered and drove in a fice fly to the first baseman. Sipp........................... 2⁄3
Pestano W,1-0 ........ 2⁄3
Umpires—Home, Lance Barksdale;First, Adrian DOUBLES—CJones, Atlanta, 14;Beltran, New Guerrir p 0 0 0 0
Johnson;Second, Fieldin Culbreth;Third, Gary Ce- York, 13;Holliday, St. Louis, 13;Pence, Houston, Troncs p 0 0 0 0
career-high five runs to lead C.Perez S,11-12 ..... 1 0 0 0 1 0 derstrom. 13;JosReyes, New York, 13;6 tied at 12. Loney ph 0 0 0 0
Herrmann pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. T—3:17. A—24,121 (40,615). TRIPLES—JosReyes, New York, 6;Victorino, Phi- Totals 31 3 7 3 Totals 32 1 6 1
the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Dodgers 6, White Sox 4, 10 HBP—by T.Wood (Choo). WP—J.Smith. ladelphia, 5;Espinosa, Washington, 4;SCastro, San Francisco.................... 011 001 000 — 3
Umpires—Home, Phil Cuzzi;First, Bill Miller;Se- Chicago, 3;Rasmus, St. Louis, 3;20 tied at 2.
Detroit Tigers. innings cond, James Hoye;Third, Manny Gonzalez. Red Sox 15, Cubs 5 HOME RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 12;Berkman, St. Los Angeles....................... 000 000 001 — 1
T—3:15. A—31,622 (43,441). E—Mitchell (1). LOB—San Francisco 10, Los An-
Walker’s two-run double in CHICAGO — Russell Mitch- Chicago
ab r h bi
ab r h bi
Louis, 11;ASoriano, Chicago, 11;Tulowitzki, Colora-
do, 11;Bruce, Cincinnati, 10;Stanton, Florida, 10;5 geles 9. 2B—Posey (3), Fontenot (6), Bumgarner
(1), Sands (9). SB—M.Tejada (2). S—Bumgarner
the sixth off Detroit reliever ell tied the game with a two- Pirates 10, Tigers 1 SCastro ss
Barney 2b
5 0 0 0
5 1 1 0
Ellsury cf
Pedroia 2b
6 2 3 2
4 3 2 0
tied at 9.
STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 16;JosReyes, 2, Billingsley. SF—F.Sanchez.
Brayan Villarreal helped break out homer in the ninth inning, Detroit
ab r h bi
ab r h bi
JeBakr 3b 5 2 4 0 Sutton 2b 0 0 0 0 New York, 16;Desmond, Washington, 14;Stubbs,
San Francisco
ArRmr dh 4 0 3 1 AdGnzl 1b 6 1 4 4 Cincinnati, 14;Bourgeois, Houston, 12;Kemp, Los
open a tight game. Walker later and Juan Castro had the go- AJcksn cf 4 0 1 0 AMcCt cf 4 1 1 0 Campn ph 1 0 0 0 Youkils 3b 5 2 3 3 Angeles, 12;Tabata, Pittsburgh, 11;Venable, San Bumgarner W,1-6 ... 82⁄3
Br.Wilson S,13-15 .. 1⁄3
SSizmr 2b 4 0 0 0 Tabata lf 3 3 2 0 C.Pena 1b 4 1 0 1 Ortiz dh 5 2 2 0 Diego, 11.
added a three-run homer in the ahead single in a three-run 10th Boesch rf 4 0 0 0 GJones rf 4 2 2 2 Byrd cf 2 0 0 0 Lowrie ss 5 0 2 1 PITCHING—McClellan, St. Louis, 6-1;Halladay, Los Angeles
Billingsley L,2-4....... 6 6 3 3 4 4
Valvrd p 0 0 0 0 Ascanio p 0 0 0 0 DeWitt ph 1 0 0 0 Camrn rf 3 1 0 0 Philadelphia, 6-3;15 tied at 5.
ninth as the Pirates won their as the Los Angeles Dodgers MiCarr 1b 4 0 2 0 Walker 2b 5 1 2 5 ASorin lf 4 1 2 0 Crwfrd lf 5 1 1 2 STRIKEOUTS—Halladay, Philadelphia, Guerra ...................... 1 0 0 0 0 1
C.Wells pr 0 0 0 0 Overay 1b 5 1 1 1 Guerrier .................... 1 1 0 0 0 0
third straight. rallied to beat the Chicago VMrtnz c 4 0 1 0 Doumit c 4 0 1 1
RJhnsn rf
K.Hill c
4 0 2 2
3 0 0 0
DMcDn lf
Sltlmch c
0 0 0 0
3 3 2 1
80;Kershaw, Los Angeles, 70;Lincecum, San Fran-
cisco, 69;Garza, Chicago, 68;ClLee, Philadelphia,
Troncoso .................. 1 0 0 0 0 0
Dirks lf 4 0 1 0 BrWod 3b 2 1 0 0 Totals 38 512 4 Totals 42151913 HBP—by Billingsley (Posey, Schierholtz).
68;Hamels, Philadelphia, 64;Norris, Houston, 64.
White Sox. Kelly 3b 4 0 0 0 Cedeno ss 3 0 1 0 Chicago............................ 002 030 000 — 5 SAVES—LNunez, Florida, 16;FRodriguez, New
Umpires—Home, D.J. Reyburn;First, Brian Knight-
Indians 5, Reds 4 Santiag ss 3 1 2 1 Karstns p 2 0 0 0 ;Second, Jerry Layne;Third, Bob Davidson.
T—2:58. A—34,248 (56,000).

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Sharks bite into Canucks lead Boogaard’s death ruled an accident

San Jose gets off to fast Medical examiner: Alcohol and many years, his get through them. There has to be
passion for the more education before they get
start, holds on late to defeat painkiller a fatal combination
game, his team- prescribed.”
Vancouver. for the Rangers enforcer. mates, and his He said he hopes other players
community will learn from the tragedy.
work was un- Salcer and a spokeswoman for
By JOSH DUBOW By AMY FORLITI stoppable.” the Boston University School of
AP Sports Writer Associated Press Boogaard Experts say Medicine said earlier this week
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Patrick MINNEAPOLIS—Thedeathof mixing alcohol that Boogaard’s brain will be exam-
Marleau scored twice in the first Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard and medicines can cause danger- ined for signs of a degenerative dis-
period and Antti Niemi made the was an accident, due to a toxic mix ous reactions. Drinking alcohol ease often found in athletes who
early lead stand up with 27 saves of alcohol and the powerful pain- while taking strong painkillers like sustain repeated hits to the head.
to get the San Jose Sharks back killer oxycodone. oxycodone can result in breathing
into the Western Conference fi- The Hennepin County Medical problems and increase the risk of
nal with a 4-3 victory over the Examiner announced Boogaard’s an overdose, according to the Na- Golf School at
Vancouver Canucks in Game 3 cause of death Friday, saying it was tional Institute on Alcohol Abuse Wilkes-Barre G.C.
on Friday night. unclear exactly when the 28-year- and Alcoholism.
Ryane Clowe and Dan Boyle old died. Boogaard was found dead ThefamilythankedtheRangers, DATE: Starting Monday
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also scored and Joe Thornton in his Minneapolis apartment last Minnesota Wild, the NHL and the
had three assists for the Sharks, Friday, five months after he sus- NHLPA for “supporting Derek’s TIME: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
who still trail the series 2-1 after tained a season-ending concussion continued efforts in his battle.” For 4 consecutive Mondays
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one that was outscored 10-5 in Hockey League Players’ Associ- said, adding that Boogaard was Golf Coach for LCCC, Judd Carr
losing the first two games in Van- ation indicated the 6-foot-7 Boo- “turning a corner.” Class A PGA Professional, and
couver. The Sharks scored three AP PHOTO gaard had been struggling with Salcer said he feels pain medica- Chris Mathews Head Golf
times in the first period and had Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo falls back into the net after pain and addiction. tions have been made too accessi- Professional at Wilkes-Barre G.C.
15 of the first 16 shots on goal to Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle scored during the third period of “After repeated courageous at- ble to athletes, who aren’t often and PGA Apprentice
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Game 4 is Sunday in San Jose. er-play chances in a major turn- waving orange towels, the Derek had been showing tremen- way.
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Hamhuis and Kevin Bieksa when the Sharks were undisci- losses in Vancouver with a dom- mately unable to beat this oppo- scribed way too easily,” he said.
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With 62-124, Toms ties tour mark
Next Game: 6:35 p.m. today vs.
Indianapolis at PNC Field
Probable Pitchers: The Indians’
Continued from Page 1B LHP Brian Burres (1-6, 4.60) vs.
Yankees RHP D.J. Mitchell (2-2,
tero, who slammed a three-run 2.50)
double to give the Yankees the On Deck: The four-game series
By STEPHEN HAWKINS were perfect for scoring, and my one-run advantage. continues through Tuesday with a
AP Sports Writer mindset was to just keep making But the Yankees would only day game on Sunday.
Radio: All games can be heard on
FORT WORTH, Texas — Da- birdies, try to separate myself a hold that lead for one full inning. THE GAME (1340-AM) with Mike
vid Toms has gone from a disap- little bit,” Toms said. “I just went In the top of the ninth, IronPigs Vander Woude
pointing playoff loss to matching out and played great the last catcher Erik Kratz belted a two-
the PGA Tour scoring record for eight holes or so, some of the best run homer to right off Scranton/
the first 36 holes of a tourna- golf I’ve played in a long time.” Wilkes-Barre closer Kevin Whe- tiring all six batters.
ment. Steven Bowditch (64) and lan to give Lehigh Valley the win Then in the third, he appeared
Toms shot his second straight Charlie Wi (67), who finished be- and the Yankees their fifth to get frustrated with a few calls
8-under 62 at Colonial on Friday fore the delay, were tied for sec- straight loss at home and fourth by home plate umpire David
to open a seven-stroke lead. ond with Mark Wilson (66) and consecutive setback overall. Rackley and walked a pair of hit-
Coming off a playoff loss Sun- John Senden (66). Wilson played With the win, the IronPigs ters after getting the first out be-
day to K.J. Choi in The Players in the same group with Toms. open a three-game lead over the fore Thompson’s hit.
Championship, Toms, 44, tied Toms also was the 36-hole Yankees in the International Silva fanned four, allowing five
the mark of 124 set by Pat Perez leader last week at TPC Saw- League North Division standings hits and only walked two.
in the 2009 Bob Hope Classic. Pe- grass, where he needed a birdie as they have won four in a row Notes: The makeup date from
rez had rounds of 61 and 63. on the final hole of regulation to and eight of their last 10. Thursday’s rainout with the Iron-
Already off to another impres- get into a playoff. But he then Kratz’s seventh long-ball of the Pigs was moved to Aug. 1 at 5:35
sive start before a 21⁄2-hour weath- missed a short par putt on the AP PHOTO season was the third that Whelan p.m. The original date of July 5
er delay in the middle of his sec- first extra hole. At 16-under-par 124, David Toms tied a PGA Tour record for the has given up this year. All three was nixed due to the Yankees hav-
ond round, Toms took full advan- He hasn’t made another bogey lowest score after 36 holes. He leads the Colonial by seven shots. have been in the ninth inning of a ing a doubleheader on July 2 and
tage after heavy rain softened the since. game to blow saves. July 9 and they would have been
Colonial course and the wind Toms started at Hogan’s Alley Friday and got halfway to his goal For the second day in a row, The IronPigs got the scoring playing 10 games in a seven-day
stopped. On the eight holes he with his best score in 429 rounds of finally winning again. Toms carded 31s on both nines. started against rehabbing starter period. … IronPigs right fielder
completed when play resumed, — since a career-best 61at the So- “I just still need to put those When play was suspended, Carlos Silva, who was making his Domonic Brown was called up to
he had four birdies — and came ny Open in Hawaii in January four rounds together and some- Toms had just teed off at the par-5 third appearance in the Yankees Philadelphia on Friday to replace
up just short of two more. 2006, in the last of his 12 PGA how get over the hump again,” he 11th hole after saving par at No. minor leagues. Shane Victorino.
“I came out and the conditions Tour victories. He matched that said. 10 with a two-putt from 65 feet. Lehigh Valley scored four runs
off Silva in his 51⁄3 innings. The HOW THEY SCORED
IRONPIGS THIRD: Jeff Larish grounded out.
first two were off a two-run triple Tagg Bozied and Erik Kratz each walked. Rich

NASCAR by Rich Thompson in the top of Thompson tripled to score Bozied and Kratz. Brian
Bocock safe on fielder’s choice, Thompson out at the
the third to go up 2-0. The ’Pigs plate. Ronnie Belliard grounded out. IRONPIGS 2-0

Busch is
IRONPIGS FOURTH: Brandon Moss grounded
added a run in the fourth on a out. Delwyn Young singled. Josh Barfield singled,
Young to second. Jeff Larish struck out. Tagg Bozied
RBI-single from Tagg Bozied, singled to score Young. Josh Kratz flied out. IRON-
PIGS 3-0
then tacked on another run on a IRONPIGS FIFTH: Rich Thompson grounded
out. Brian Bocock homered. Ronnie Belliard ground-
homer by Brian Bocock in the

ed out. Brandon Moss struck out. IRONPIGS 4-0
YANKEES SEVENTH: Brandon Laird singled.
fifth to go up 4-0. Luis Nunez singled, Laird to second. Ramiro Pena
Silva, who made it to the ma- singled to score Laird. P.J. Pilittere struck out. Kevin
Russo doubled, knocking in Nunez. Dan Brewer
jors with the Phillies but never walked to load the bases. Jesus Montero doubled to
clear the bases. Jorge Vazquez was hit by a pitch.
pitched for Scranton/Wilkes-

race pole
Justin Maxwell fouled out. YANKEES 5-4
IRONPIGS NINTH: Tagg Bozied doubled and
Barre after being promoted from was pinch run for by Corey Sullivan. Erik Kratz home-
red. Rich Thompson flied out. Brian Bocock struck
Double-A Reading, cruised out. Ronnie Belliard flied out. IRONPIGS 6-5
through the first two innings re-

field of 14 horses for the first time
since 2005, including nine that
didn’t run in the Derby.
Kyle has chance to earn first Continued from Page 1B
“It’s going to be about staying
out of trouble, very much like it
$1 million payout in tonight’s
lot of ground two weeks ago. was in the Derby,” Motion said.
event at Charlotte Speedway.̀ “I still think, and not because I “Fourteen horses is a lot of horses
have him, that he’s still the best to navigate, especially when
3-year-old. That’s my opinion,” you’re the one they’re gunning
MIKE CRANSTON he said. “We’ll see what happens for. The track is possibly a little
AP Sports Writer with Animal Kingdom, and there tighter, the surface is probably a
CONCORD, N.C. — Kyle are so many other good horses in little different from Churchill
Busch’s success in nearly every AP PHOTO the race.” Downs. My horse has shown he
level of NASCAR hasn’t included Crew members for driver Kyle Busch’s team perform a pit stop during qualifying on Friday for Animal Kingdom will break can handle the dirt.”
the All-Star race. tonight’s NASCAR Sprint Cup series All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. from the No. 11 post, with Dialed The Preakness has five fewer
A nearly flawless qualifying In just inside, in post 10. starters than the Derby, making
performance Friday night puts fortunately, I’ve been very suc- “That Kyle Busch is a pain in in the second round. The biggest question sur- for less of a calvary charge in the
him in good position of collect- cessful in bringing back the everybody’s butt, isn’t he?” Bo- “It’s a huge morale booster for rounding Animal Kingdom going early going of the 1 3-16-mile race.
ing that $1 million payday for the steering wheel.” wyer said, smiling. “He’s pretty the team. They know they’re No. into the Derby was whether he “Most of the time all the best
first time. Busch has won 96 races in good.” 1,” Busch said of his crew. “I could run on dirt. His pedigree horses are running in the Derby,”
Busch, who was fastest in NASCAR’s top three divisions, Greg Biffle qualified third, fol- know they’re No. 1.” suggested he was more of a turf said Todd Pletcher, who trains
practice earlier in the day, com-
but has had little success in the lowed by Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart, who was cele- horse, and he had run four times newcomer Dance City. “If you
pleted the unique three-lap qual-
non-points All-Star event at Mark Martin. brating his 40th birthday, quali- on synthetics and once on turf have a later developing horse and
ifying that included a mandatory
Charlotte Motor Speedway. He’s After being the fastest on the fied sixth, followed by Kasey leading into the biggest race of a fresh horse, it’s doable.”
four-tire pit stop in 1 minute,
59.19 seconds to earn the pole failed to finish in four of his five track, Busch had to lock his Kahne, Juan Pablo Montoya, Ja- his young career. Animal Kingdom galloped 11⁄2
for today’s race. starts with one top-10 finish. brakes to get under the speed mie McMurray, Ryan Newman, “Running him on the synthetic, miles on the synthetic track at
Now can he finally break But the No. 18 Toyota was the limit entering pit road. His crew Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gor- it takes away their star power,” Fair Hill Training Center on Fri-
through in NASCAR’s richest fastest all day Friday. Add a then changed four tires without don. trainer Bob Baffert said. “When day. He’ll make the one-hour trip
event? friendly qualifying draw in getting any time penalties for his Denny Hamlin, whose team he got on dirt, he sort of separat- to Pimlico by van early this morn-
“This race, everybody says it which he went last as the track second pole in this event. won the pit crew competition to ed himself from the pack. He’s ing.
suits Kyle Busch,” he said. “We cooled and Busch knocked Clint It was a bit of vindication from secure the No. 1 pit stall for the definitely the horse to beat.” Motion’s stable is based in the
all know why: We can go fast ... Bowyer (1:59.67) to the outside the crew, which was the top seed race, had a slow pit stop after he Animal Kingdom’s 23⁄4-length Maryland countryside, and he
and you either bring back the of the front row for the 100-lap for Thursday’s Pit Crew Chal- appeared to stop short in his pit win at Churchill Downs answer- wanted to keep his Derby winner
steering wheel or the check. Un- shootout. lenge before being knocked out box and will start 15th. ed the skeptics. He figures to be out of the racetrack fray as long as
nearly as fresh as some of his ri- he could.
vals, with the Preakness being “It’s the first time he’s gone
FRENCH OPEN just his second race in eight through all this stuff so he’s going
weeks. to do it his way. I can’t blame

Nadal to open against marathon man Isner

Still, Animal Kingdom hasn’t him,” said Baffert, a five-time
scared away the competition. Preakness winner who will sad-
The Preakness attracted a full dle Midnight Interlude.

Five-time champ will play woman to win a Grand Slam fore weakening. Dance City out-
tournament, is seeded fifth this ran the formidable speedster,
American who won longest year and will start off against The Factor, at a fast pace and held
match in tennis history. 89th-ranked Melanie Oudin, a on tenaciously in the stretch, los-
surprise U.S. Open quarterfinal- Continued from Page 1B
ing by only 11/2 lengths. Todd
ist in 2009 but just 6-16 this sea- him, but Animal Kingdom was Pletcher’s colt ran at least as well
By HOWARD FENDRICH son. She’s 0-1 at Roland Garros, stronger in the stretch. as the two rivals who beat him.
AP Tennis Writer having lost in the first round a He was the best horse, a de- I would have been enthusiastic
PARIS — Defending French year ago in her tourney debut. serving winner, though there is about Dance City if he figured to
Open champions Rafael Nadal Oudin is from Marietta, Ga.,
no denying that this was a weak take advantage of a moderate
and Francesca Schiavone were and Isner led the University of
Georgia to the 2007 NCAA team field by the historical standards pace in the Preakness. But there
given first-round matches in Fri- of the Derby. Of the horses who will be no moderation with Flash-
day’s draw against Americans tennis championship.
Second-ranked Novak Djokov- finished 2-3-4-5 behind him, only point entered the field; he’s ex-
who own a combined two career one had ever won a stakes race - a ceptionally quick, as he showed
match wins at Roland Garros. ic, who has won all 37 matches
he’s played this season, will face Grade II. The time of the race, as by running a 44.53-second half-
The top-ranked Nadal’s bid to
Thiemo de Bakker of the Nether- measured by speed figures, un- mile in a sprint at Gulfstream
tie Bjorn Borg’s record of six ti-
tles at the clay-court Grand Slam lands in the first round. derscores that Animal Kingdom Park this winter. Shackleford,
tournament will begin against “I’m trying to work on the fit- was one of the slowest Derby win- too, has plenty of speed - much
John Isner. He’s a 6-foot-9 Amer- ness, because I know it’s best-of- AP PHOTO ners in decades. So it is conceiv- more than he demonstrated in
ican with a big serve who is five (sets), and you’re going to Top-ranked Rafael Nadal’s bid to tie Bjorn Borg’s record of six able that a new challenger could the Derby. Dance City will be
ranked 39th and best known for need a lot of energy and endu- French Open titles will begin against American John Isner. beat all of the horses coming out compromised by the presence of
winning the longest match in rance,” said Djokovic, who beat of the Derby field. these two, and he won’t be helped
tennis history, 70-68 in the fifth Nadal in the finals of best-of- back to win their semifinal at the round four in 2009, and Federer Two of the newcomers in the either by his own pedigree,
set at Wimbledon last year. three-set tournaments in Madrid Madrid Masters. in the quarterfinals in 2010. second leg of the Triple Crown which is less than ideal for the
“He’s one of these players that and Rome on clay this month. Reigning Australian Open Federer’s first opponent is Fel- are potentially formidable. Preakness distance.
you prefer not to have in the first “But on the other hand, I’ve champ Djokovic and 16-time iciano Lopez of Spain. Federer Dance City and Sway Away fin- I’ll play an exacta box of Dance
round,” Nadal said. “His serve is played a lot, so I try to save ener- Grand Slam title winner Roger has beaten Lopez all eight times ished third and fourth in the Ar- City and Animal Kingdom, but I
unbelievable.” gy as much as I can.” Federer were drawn to meet in they’ve met previously. kansas Derby, probably the stron- can’t escape the conclusion that a
Play begins Sunday at the Djokovic could face tests from the French Open semis. Nadal Potential women’s quarterfi-
2009 U.S. Open champion Juan gest of the Kentucky Derby prep contentious pace today will work
French Open, where Nadal is could meet No. 4 Andy Murray nals include No. 1 Caroline Woz-
Martin del Potro of Argentina or races. (The ill-fated Archar- strongly to the advantage of the
38-1. Isner is 2-2. in the semis, while the Spa- niacki versus 2010 runner-up
“Always unforgettable memo- 6-foot-10 big server Ivo Karlovic niard’s quarterfinal opponent Sam Stosur, four-time major charch won it. Nehro finished Kentucky Derby winner.
ries, no? Seriously, just to be of Croatia in the third round, and could be No. 5 Robin Soderling, champ Kim Clijsters versus second before running second in My Preakness selections:
back to this tournament is a spe- then No. 13 Richard Gasquet of the only man to beat him at Ro- three-time major winner Maria the Kentucky Derby. Fifth-place 1. Animal Kingdom. 2. Dance
cial feeling,” Nadal said. “You re- France or No. 23 Thomaz Belluc- land Garros. Sharapova, No. 3 Vera Zvonareva Alternation came back to win the City. 3. Sway Away.
member things from the past … I ci of Brazil in the fourth. Soderling was the runner-up versus Schiavone, and No. 4 Vic- Grade II Peter Pan Stakes at Bel-
feel a little bit like home.” Djokovic lost the first set in Paris each of the last two toria Azarenka versus No. 6 Li mont.) Sway Away made a strong Andrew Beyer covers horse racing
Schiavone, the first Italian against Bellucci before coming years, after upsetting Nadal in Na. four-wide move on the turn be- for the Washington Post.

THE TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2011 PAGE 7B


Growth signals Gross domestic product Seeking spenders Personal consumption Costco reports COST $83.40
Month-over-month change $90
The government’s initial estimate Change from previous quarter The Commerce Department will For another look at what consum-
of how the economy did in the first report Friday on what Americans ers are doing with their money, 80
check out Costco’s first-quarter 70
The Week Ahead

quarter was disappointing. The earned and spent in April. The num- 0.9%
Commerce Department said the ’10 ’11 bers should indicate how much con- results Wednesday. The ware- 60
gross domestic product grew at an 3.7% sumers are holding back on their ’10 house club is a good gauge for ’10 ’11
annual rate of 1.8 percent. Thurs- 3.1 shopping trips. Retail sales have 0.6 consumer spending because in
2.6 est. est. Operating est.
day will bring the second estimate. 2.2 been rising since last summer, but 0.4 addition to essentials like food and $0.68 $0.77
It will show how much rising gas 1.7 1.8 disappointing forecasts from major kitty litter, Costco sells gasoline. EPS
and food prices forced consumers retailers like Gap have economists 0.3 Recent reports hinted that demand 3Q ’10 3Q ’11
to pull back on their spending. But worried that spending will soften. for gas is falling as consumers shy
away from prices near $4 a gallon. Price-to-earnings ratio: 27
economists believe this reading will The department’s report earlier this
0.0 based on past 12 months’ results
be higher than the initial estimate month on retail sales showed that Analysts expect that to hurt Costco:
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q 1Q 2Q N D J F M A Dividend: $0.96 Div. Yield: 1.2%
in late April. That’s partly because most of the gains came from higher They expect the company’s earn-
of an improving job market. Source: The Commerce Department gas prices. Source: FactSet ings to have fallen from a year ago. Source: FactSet


BUSINESS timesleader.com

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2011


U.S. examining airline ticket distribution
By DAVID KOENIG an escalating fight between airlines and extra services. said the company “welcomes the GDS in-
AP Airlines Writer so-called global distribution systems over American said it received a civil de- dustry investigation” and “is confident
DALLAS — American Airlines says the how air travel is sold, especially to lucra- mand for information from the Justice De- that it is in complete compliance with the
government is investigating whether tive corporate accounts. Many consumers partment. The airline declined to release antitrust laws.”
I N B R I E F companies that distribute airline flight buy tickets online directly from the air- the document, but spokesman Andrew Sabre spokeswoman Nancy St. Pierre
and fare information are violating federal lines, but corporations often use travel Backover said, “American is not the sub- said the Justice Department made no alle-
antitrust laws. agencies that get information about ject of the investigation.” gations when it contacted the company.
Royal Dutch Shell will Several airlines and two leading ticket
information-distribution companies con-
flights and fares from the distribution sys-
Delta and US Airways acknowledged
getting similar requests from antitrust
Last month American sued Travelport,
accusing it of monopoly tactics and retal-
construct floating facility firmed Friday that they have been contact-
ed by antitrust officials at the Justice De-
American wants to deal directly with
travel agents to reduce fees it pays to the
regulators, as did two large distribution
systems, or GDS companies, Travelport
iating against the airline by burying infor-
mation about its flights. Travelport’s sys-
Royal Dutch Shell PLC will construct partment. distribution systems and to use its own in- Ltd. and Sabre Holdings. tems handled $2.7 billion in American
the biggest floating man-made object The investigation is the latest twist in formation about customers to sell them Travelport spokeswoman Jill Brenner ticket sales last year.
ever, a natural gas processing plant
longer than four football fields and
more massive than any aircraft carrier.

Japan faces
The “Prelude FLNG” facility, to be
anchored off the Australian coast, will
be made of 260,000 tons of steel — five
times more than Sydney’s famed Har-
bour Bridge, Shell said Friday.
It is designed to take in the equiv-
alent of 110,000 barrels per day in gas more woes
in economy
from undersea fields 125 miles off Aus-
tralia’s Northwest coast and cool it into
liquefied natural gas, known as LNG.
Australia is awash in natural gas, and
is eager to sell it to the booming econo- By TOMOKI MATSUBARA
mies of Asia. and HIDEO KAMATA
The Yomiuri Shimbun

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