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Republican and Herald from Pottsville, Pennsylvania • 24

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POTTSVILLE (PA.) REPUBLICAN HERALD MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2005 OBITUARIES Kenneth M. Jenkins June 18, 2005 Kenneth M. Jenkins, 72, of Edwards Avenue, Pottsville, died Saturday at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. Born in Frackville, Nov.

16, 1932, he was a son of FEe the nette late Cook Harry Jenkins. and Jea- He attended Pottsville High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1953 and served during the Korean War. On April 30, 1960, he married the former Catherine Katchmar. He retired in 1997 from Reading Anthracite Pottsville, as a coal miner.

He was a member of Mechanicsville Fish Game, Mechanicsville Hose Company, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an avid hunter and especially enjoyed hunting with beagles. He also enjoyed fishing and watching the Phillies, Eagles and Penn State. He was preceded in death by five sisters, Margaret Seitzinger, Irene Blazer, Viurma Lurwick, Anna Burch and Grace Klemer; two brothers, Herbert and Reynold. Surviving, in addition to his wife of 45 years, are a son, Harry and his wife, Joyce, Kempton; two daughters, Brenda Jenkins and her husband, Eric Seitzinger, Orwigsburg, and Rosemary Katchmar, Annapolis, three granddaughters, Sara Jenkins, Erica Seitzinger and Alexandra Seitzinger; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Nicholas Cemetery, wellyn. The Rev. Michael Hutsko will officiate.

Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Schlitzer-Allen-Pugh Funeral Home Pottsville. Parastas will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either St. Nicholas School, 515 Front Minersville, PA 17954, or the YMCA of Pottsville. Karl Mueller, 41, of band Soul Asylum MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Karl Mueller, a founding member of the Twin Cities rock band Soul Asylum, died Friday after suffering from throat cancer. He was 41. Mueller played the bass guitar for Soul Asylum, which he co-founded in 1984 with friends Dave Pirner and Dan Murphy.

The band enjoyed several years of underground and critical success but was best known for its multiplatinum 1992 release "Grave Dancers Union" and the hit "Runaway Train." Mueller was diagnosed with cancer in May 2004 and underwent radiation treatment. The cancer was in remission in October when a legion of Twin Cities music scene veterans banded together for a "Rock for Karl" benefit concert. POLICE FIRE Bronze statue removed from front porch ORWIGSBURG The theft of a statue that occurred between May 13 and 29 from a front porch at 4201 Brookside Court, Pinebrook Development in West Brunswick Township, is being investigated by state police at Schuylkill Haven. Troopers said someone removed the three-foot bronze statue of a girl holding a dog and fled the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call troopers at 593-2000.

Orwigsburg man faces charge for bad checks TREMONT A 52-year-old Orwigsburg man was arrested by state police Bureau of Criminal Investigation and charged with bad checks stemming from an incident that occurred Aug. 1, 2003. Troopers said Michael R. Liskiewicz, 130 Warren was charged this week with issuing checks in the amount of $10,000 on a Community Banks NA account knowing he did not have sufficient funds. Listed as the victim was Ray Matukewicz, Tremont.

Police said the charges against Liskiewicz were filed with Magisterial District Judge Carol A. Pankake. Mischief incidents investigated by police State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating three criminal mischief incidents' that occurred in their coverage area between May 28 and June 1. Troopers said the first incident happened overnight between May 28 and 29 at 911 E. Wiconisco Tower City, where John Weaver reported that someone rummaged through the glove box of his car but did not steal anything.

Between May 29 and 30, troopers said Elmer R. Maurer, 683 Deep Creek Road, Hegins, Barry Township, reported that someone smashed his mailbox causing about $20 in damage. In another incident that occurred between 7:35 a.m. and 6 p.m., police said someone placed a substance on vehicle owned by Schuylkill Mobile Fone while it was parked at Blue Mountain High School in North Manheim Township causing about $500 in damage to the paint. Anyone with information on any of the incidents is asked to call troopers at 593-2000.

Woman's wallet taken at department store SAINT CLAIR State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a wallet from a woman's purse that occurred while she was shopping at Boscov's Department Store at Fairlane Village mall in Norwegian Township between noon and 12:30 p.m. Monday. Troopers said Katherine Ann Jankaitis, 321 Main How Else Would You Know! Home Living information available schuylkill in the Real Estate Channel in Pennsylvania RIDE Related Links: Buying Selling Home Improvement Save with a bi-weekly mortgage CLASSIFIEDS Hometime A Bob Construction Loan vs. Purchase Mortgage Better Homes Garden CLASS HouseNet The benefits of homeownership Apartments For Sale Weatherization Business Property For Sale Natural Handyman The perfect mortgage for the Homes For Sale "almost perfect" house Real Estate For Sale Home Values Retiring on the house Homes For Sale Move Quest Tenant Net The smart money is on refinancing now Realtors Home Inspectors Apartments For Rent Consumer Info Not sure whether to build? YourNewHouse Business Places For Rent Should I wait until winter has passed Furnished Rooms For Rent International Digest before beginning construction? Garages For Rent Relocation Mortgage Payment Calculator Houses For Rent Relocation Center Mortgage Refinance Calculator Mobile Homes For Rent Relocation Central Office Space For Rent Mortgage Affordability Calculator Salary Calculator Storage For Rent Relocation Journal Real Estate Channel Sponsored Exclusively STRENGTH TRADITION STABILITY Prudential Residential Commercial Lot New Specialists Construction Service Relocation Pinebrook-Higgins Realty Orwigsburg 366-0571 Pottsville 622-7776 Juvenile charged in Haven shooting Alice A. Skripnek June 17, 2005 Alice A.

Skripnek, 81, of 208 Sycamore Lane, New Ringgold, died Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, Lehigh County. Born in Wilmington, Nov. 16, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Adam and Amelia Trave Tenisci. She was a graduate of the former St. Mary's High School, Coaldale.

She worked in various textile mills as a trimmer. She was of the Catholic faith. She was a member of the Lansford American Legion Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Anthony, Armond and Mario Tenisci; a sister, Ida P. Bonenberger.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Daniel a son, Daniel New Ringgold; a daughter, Marie New Ringgold; a sister, Olga Blazosky, Philadelphia; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Tamaqua. The Rev.

William Linkchorst will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Interment will be in St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Summit Hill. Robert S.

Nester Funeral Home Snyders, is in charge of arrangements. Guest book may be signed at www. Gene Miller, 76, Pulitzer winner MIAMI (AP) Former Miami Herald reporter and editor Gene Miller, who won two Pulitzer Prizes for stories that led to the release of four people wrongly convicted of murder, died Friday at his home. He was 76.

Miller had suffered from cancer, his family told the Herald. He had worked at the newspaper for 48 years, retiring in 2001. His first Pulitzer was in 1967 for two investigations that freed prisoners Joe Shea and Mary Katherin Hampton, who were convicted of separate murders they did not commit. He won his second Pulitzer in 1976 after eight years of reporting about the case of Freddie Pitts and Wilbert Lee. The two were sentenced to death in 1963 after being convicted of the murders of two gas station attendants.

A third man ended up confessing, and a polygraph expert told Miller about the case. The Herald eventually published 130 articles about the case, most by Miller. He reported that police officers had no evidence, so they beat confessions out of Pitts and Lee. The attention ultimately led state Attorney General Robert Shevin and Gov. Reubin Askew to free Pitts and Lee in 1975.

Gilberton, said someone removed her wallet from her purse while it was on the floor in the shoe department at the store. The Mundi navy blue wallet was valued at $25 and police said inside were three Boscov's gift cards, $50 each, and $60 in cash. Anyone with information is asked to call troopers at 593-2000. Car parked near home sustains tire puncture CRESSONA A criminal mischief incident that occurred at 69 Schuylkill St. on May 23 or 24 is being investigated by state police at Schuylkill Haven.

Police said Justine L. Sanders told them someone used a cutting tool to puncture a tire on her vehicle while it was parked in front of her home. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 593-2000. SCHUYLKILL HAVEN Homicide charges have been filed against a 17-year-old boy in connection with Friday's fatal shooting on South Garfield Street, borough police said. The 17-year-old male, whom police would not identify, is charged with homicide, aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and possession of firearms not to be possessed by a minor.

The 17-year-old allegedly shot his friend, Richard E. Watkins, on Friday inside 334 S. Garfield a home of a mutual friend of the 17-year-old and Watkins, arresting Officer Jeff Walcott said. Walcott said the shooting was the result of an accidental discharge of a weapon and that "there was no criminal intent." Police could not release any more information, Walcott said, because the case is still under investigation. Borough police will meet with District Attorney Frank R.

Cori to discuss the case today, Walcott added. Watkins was apparently shot in the chest on a stairwell inside the home, borough Police Chief Robert P. Schaeffer said Friday, and later died at Pottsville Hospital and Warne Clinic. Schaffer also said on Friday that the unidentified 17-year-old apparently did not know the gun 1 was loaded and ready to fire when he pointed the weapon at Watkins and pulled the trigger. SAVE TWICE On Symbol You Get Off On The Mattress EXAMPLE: $999 Sale Price $499 Off.

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