Bradford Journal Issue Jan. 19, 2012
Third Issue January 2012
Bradford's Weekly Newpaper Magazine VOL. 171 NO. 3 BRADFORD JOURNAL/MINER THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 www.bradfordjournal.com $1.00 Bradford Journal/McKean County Miner/Mount Jewett Echo Phone 814-465-3468 Bradford Journal A Visit To School Street Elementary School Reading Assignments Bradford Journal Photo From the left, clockwise around are Max Barrett, Amber O'Hara, John Kennedy, and Kallie Walker, fifth grade students in Mrs. Baldwin's class at School Street Elementary School. They were learning about working with decimal numbers when we stopped in for a visit to their classroom, January 13th, and they mentioned that they liked math- that it was fun. Bradford Journal Photo We stopped in at Mrs. Kellam's computer room at the School Street Elementary School, January 13th where we found fourth grade students working on computer assisted reading. Here, Colten Nichols looks away from his work for a minute to tell us that he likes doing his reading assignments on the computer, and that it's fun. Students In Mrs. Dittman's Enrichment Class INDEX Local News/Weather 2 Comments & Opinions 3 Obituaries 4 Social News 6 Food/Recipes 9 Comics 13 Classifieds 15 Senior Information Page 16 Bradford Journal P.O. Box, Bradford, PA 16701 www.bradfordjournal.com Phone: 814-465-3468 Bradford Journal Photo These third grade students comprise a book club in Mrs. Dittman's enrichment class at School Street Elementary School. Here, just before they leave for their last period of the day, January 13th, students pose for us. Left to right are Mitchell Signor, Conner Maze, Gavin Dach, Ally Luke, Paige Rounsville, Emily Bosworth, Madison Hartman, and Anastacia Deitz Page 2 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 19, 2012 www.bradfordjournal.com LOCAL NEWS It's A Matter Of Opinion... Guest Columnist Border Security My previous article on immigration was the first step in creating border security. Once implemented, the flow of illegals seeking US residency surely would have been reduced to a trickle. The remaining problems include the criminal element that traffics in narcotics, weapons, and human beings and other foreign illegals having terroristic intent. What is needed is a presence of the military along borders that show evidence of breaches. The director of Homeland Security should be requesting the commander-in-chief to direct resources to protect this country as the Constitution demands. Certainly, an occasional maneuver by a branch of the military would send a strong message of `come here the right way' along with apprehending those who 'break and enter'. The first action I would like to see is a sweep of the mountain ranges at our border with Mexico, rooting out the outlooks who give the green light that is ok to come across. Another option would be to have Like Special Class -by Bob Perry basic training camps (be it only temporary) established along the border giving a real presence there. We do have a disconnect here folks! On one hand we have politicians milking the latino influence in getting votes to get reelected while on the other hand we have the secular-progressives who want open boarders. The politicians who avoid the boarder issue or refuse to protect our borders need to be kicked out of office or impeached . The progressives need to be taken to task - possibly identify them, circulate their addresses to illegals and inviting them to go live in their houses with them since they support lawlessness. If we ever are attacked from within due to the unwillingness to protect our borders, someone will face a charge of treason for having provided aid - read your Bill of Rights. Bottom line is we do not have to build a fence - have boots on the ground, boats on the water and planes in the sky. Bradford Journal Photo Left to right are third grade students, Emily Wonderly, Sadie Oliver, Johnna Allen, and Katie Thompson. They are in Mrs. Dittman's enrichment class at School Street Elementary School, January 13th, working on a special reading assignment. They like the class. MASTERCRAFT AUTO PARTS & GLASS AUTO GLASS 606 EAST MAIN STREET BRADFORD, PA 16701 E IC SERV PH: (814) 362-6803 Get A Full Color PDF Version Of The Bradford Journal Emailed To You Each Week For Only $26.00/year! Call: 814-465-3468 And Order Yours Today! Full Color PDF Copies of the Bradford Journal THE BRADFORD AREA 5-DAY WEATHER FORECAST Thursday, Jan. 19: Cloudy with a chance of snow today. High of 26�. Thursday Night: Cloudy tonight with a chance of evening snow showers. Low of 12�. Friday, Jan. 20: Cloudy today with a chance of snow showers. High of 26�. Friday Night: Cloudy with a chance of snow showers tonight. Low of 20�. Saturday, Jan. 21: Cloudy with a chance of snow showers today. High of 34�. Saturday Night: Cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Low of 28�. Sunday, Jan. 22: Mostly cloudy today with a high of 43�. Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy tonight with an overnight low of 29�. Monday, Jan. 23: Mostly cloudy today with a high of 41�. Monday Night: Freezing rain tonight with an overnight low of 26�. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Call 814-465-3468 www.bradfordjournal.com Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 19, 2012 Page 3 COMMENTS AND OPINIONS 5 �ENTS WORTH Firemen Cooperate To Cool Combustibles by Grant Nichols Most of the photos within this issue were taken at the School Street Elementary School on Friday the 13th. Interestingly, while we were on the third floor, where the fifth grade rooms are located, we just happened to enter a computer room where 4th grade students were working, and an enrichment room where 3rd grade students were working. These along with the couple of 5th grade classrooms we were looking for gave us photos with students from all three grades of the school represented in this week's Bradford Journal........ Other photos in this issue regarding the Tuna Mill and Lumber Company fire of January 11th, were submitted by a couple of area residents, Connie Brandt, and Don Poleto. Many more of Connie's can be seen in our photo gallery associated with the issue........Many people have pointed out the contradiction of supporting both the right of citizens to own firearms, and the government's right to imprison citizens without a fair hearing in front of a judge and/or jury. The right to own a firearm, it could be argued, is a necessary to keep from being killed, captured, or molested by an aggressor should the occasion arise. This argument follows constitutionally, (beyond the right to bear arms as a militiaman) in that it allows the individual to help insure his life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In the same way, the right to a hearing and/or trial before imprisonment or incarceration is a right that allows for precisely the same thing: that an individual should be allowed to protect his rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness by avoiding incarceration and/or imprisonment through the use of the judge and jury court system. Viewed in this manner there does seem to be a logical contradiction in the minds of those citizens who insist on both their rights to own guns, and the right of the government to incarcerate citizens without a trial and/or hearing before a judge (the homeland security laws). However, as one acquaintance points out, seen from a slightly different point of view, there is no contradiction. He tells us, "While I want to have the right of gun ownership and know that I'll use it only for self-protection, I can never tell what the other guy might do with his. Therefore, its also good to have a law that will arrest and detain indefinitely the other guy (a friend and/or a neighbor though he be) if the authorities think he might hurt me." While a lot might be said about it, there's nothing contradictory in his way of thinking. Photo by Connie Brandt During the Tuna Mill and Lumber Company fire in Bradford on, Wednesday, January 11th, a few of the Bradford City Firemen work together to cool the smoldering, still flammable debris. The hundred-year-old building was totally destroyed. (See photo gallery, this issue, for more photos by Brandt.) Working On Math In Mrs. Baldwin's Room Bradford Journal Photo Fifth grade students in Mrs. Baldwin's math class were learning about decimals when we stopped in at the School Street Elementary School, January 13th. From the left, clockwise around are Brianna Moore, Zach Perez, Kholten Fuller, and Taylor Lucco. A couple liked what they were doing that day and a couple didn't. Page 4 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 19, 2012 www.bradfordjournal.com OBITUARIES Nancy Teague Nancy B. Teague, 77, of 22 Bon Air Ave., passed away Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2012) at Bradford Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 30, 1934, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Jack H. and Sarah Yates Bird. On Sept. 17, 1955, in Bradford, she married Russell E. Teague, who survives. Upon returning to Bradford, she taught school at Lafayette School, Hobson Place School, West Branch School and George G. Blaisdell Elementary School, from where she retired. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Lisa (Jim) Dwyer of Fredericksburg, Va.; two sons, Jack (Santi) Teague of Danville, Calif., and William (Roxana) Teague of Limestone, N.Y.; a sister, Linda (Dan) Lenze of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Gerad Teague, Rob Miller, Alex Miller and Allen Dwyer; three great-grandchildren, Kristen Nicole, Damian Jacob and Sarah Rachel Dwyer; and several nieces and nephews. Mausoleum entombment was in Willow Dale Cemetery. These Students Have Fun In Math Class Kenneth Lippig Kenneth R. Lippig, 55, of 64 Walker Ave., formerly a longtime resident of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away Thursday (Jan. 5, 2012) at Hamot Medical Center in Erie. Born Sept. 27, 1956, in Oak Park, Ill., he was a son of the late Margaret Rieger Lippig and Ralph Lippig, who survives. In addition to his father he is survived by two sisters, Shirley J. Plunk of Bradford Journal Photo Students look up from their work in Mrs. Baldwin's fifth grade classroom at School Street Elementary School, January 13th. They were working on math- a subject they all like. From the left, clockwise around are Billie-Jo Miller, Tyler Buck, Mackenzie Torrey, and Cody Quick. They think math is great. Avondale, Ariz.; and Jeanette M. Rivard of Bradford; one brother, James A. Lippig of Glendale, Ariz., and several nieces and nephews. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 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Scout Motto: Be Prepared Boy Scouts of America Scouting Anniversary Week - February 5th - 11th Scout Sunday - February 5th Scout Sabbath - February 11th Do A Good Turn Daily Scout Slogan: THIS GREETING BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES: Joanne Culbertson �� Shannon Rieger � James Campbell � Dave Caldwell John William's European Pastry Plus Gift Shop Ask about our "El Cheapo"$3.99 Breakfast & Lunch Specials! 20 Mechanic St., Bradford, PA FREE PARKING - TO GO AVAILABLE (814)362-6637 Page 6 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 19, 2012 www.bradfordjournal.com AREA SOCIAL NEWS Bradford TOPS #16 -article submitted Twenty six members weighed in at the Thursday afternoon, January 12th meeting of Take Off Pounds Sensibly with a loss of 36 pounds. Officer of the week and loser in waiting was Bev Hannon. Pat Foote started the group off with exercise before the meeting. Awards were given to Trudy Puller, Vickie Johnson, Barb Smead, Maxine Eschrich, Carol Zeigler, Jean McAdams, Anna Wells, Sylvanna Reed, Pat Wester, Ginny Comilla, Elaine Harris, Pat Foote, Carole VanSickle, Marilyn Gross, and Liz Tanner. Jean McAdams fashion tip was to wear straight trousers for a slimmer figure. Bev Hannon's thought for the day was that the important thing is not that we can live on hope alone, but that life is not worth living without it. Joan MacAndrews read about the benefits of water and when to drink it in an article by a Cardiac Specilaist. Dorothy Young gave one of her health revelations you need to know now from the doctors at Harvard Medical School. Helen Smith read the group a poem she composed. The details for an individual contest will be available at the next meeting for January, February, and March. The group picked phone pals, so make sure the phone calls are made. The meeting was closed with the TOPS prayer. Bradford Area Calendar of Events: January 2012 Jan. 19: Using the OSHA Website and the OSHA Inspection Process 8:30am-12noon Room 200, Seneca Building, Downtown Bradford, PA. $29 per participant. For more information or to register, contact the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development at 814362-5078 or email@example.com Pheasants Forever Monthly Meeting 7pm Capital City Fire Hall, Front Street, Ridgway, PA. Visit web site at www.northcentralpa.pheasantsforever.org/ for meeting dates, hunting information, recipes, and more. Jan. 20: Early Dismissal � Marking Period Ends � Bradford Area School District Jan. 21: Free Family Film Fest 10am Bradford Main Street Moviehouse, 123 Main Street, Bradford, PA. Family friendly, character-building films and festivities! Children under 12 must be with an adult and all adults must be with a child. Sponsored by the Blaisdell Foundation. For more information, contact Jeanie Satterwhite at 814-368-8000. Jan. 25: Alzheimer's Support Group 10am Bradford Senior Center, 60 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA. Caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease are invited to attend these free informative, supportive meetings. All welcome, no reservation necessary. Hosted by Community Nurses, Inc., for more information call 814-3628183 Business After Hours 5-7pm Main Street Mercantile, 45 Main Street, Bradford, PA. Free and open to the business and professional community. Business card drawing. Refreshments, light hors d'oeuvres. For more information, contact BACC at 814-368-7115 Wireless Technologies for Oil and Gas Exploration and Field Service 6-9pm Room 200, Seneca Building, Downtown Bradford, PA. $69 per participant. For more information or to register, contact the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development at 814-362-5078 or firstname.lastname@example.org Baily's Beads Annual Literary Magazine Celebration 7:30pm Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA. Free and open to the public. Learn About Decimals Bradford Journal Photo Students in Mrs. Baldwin's fifth grade classroom learn about manipulating decimal numbers while doing math operations, January 13th, at the School Street Elementary School. From the left, clockwise around are Blake Taylor, Valerie Bradley, Destiny Smith, and Victoria Nelson. Most of these students like math. BRADFORD AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY 814-362-6527 fax: 814-362-4168 www.bradfordlibrary.org Friday, January 20 Preschool Story Hour 10:30-11:30am Includes story, craft, snack, and social interaction. 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Why the increase? It's due in part to our nation's high unemployment rates and how desperate people are to earn money while seeking full-time employment. Plus, many people are lured by offers that sound too good to be true (and are). Here are tips for spotting bogus mystery shopper programs: Many retailers hire marketing research companies to gauge their employees' quality of customer service. Those companies in turn hire mystery shoppers to make purchases anonymously and fill out questionnaires documenting their experience. Many research firms belong to the Mystery Shopping Providers Association (www.mysteryshop.org), a trade organization that links businesses with mystery shopping providers. (MSPA also provides a search engine where people can register for mystery shopping assignments.) Unfortunately, scammers increasingly are using newspaper and Internet job ads, emails and phone calls to snare unsuspecting consumers with promises of quick, easy money for minimal effort. Here's how a typical mystery shopping scam might work: You answer an ad and are "hired" as a mystery shopper to evaluate its clients' businesses. The company sends an official-looking employment packet containing the business evaluation forms you'll supposedly use. But first, you'll be required to complete a so-called training assignment to make sure you're a suitable employee. That's where the fraud comes in: � The company claims it's evaluating a money transfer service like Western Union. � They send you a large check with instructions to deposit it in your personal checking account. � You are told to keep a certain amount as your fee and then to pose as a customer by wiring the balance to a third party � usually within 48 hours. � You then submit a report about your customer experience. What you may not realize is that the original check was fake. Scammers know that by law, banks generally must make deposited funds under $5,000 available within a few days. They count on your completing the transaction before the check has been cleared by the issuing bank, which may take several weeks. Once your bank discovers the fraud, it will bounce the check and you are on the hook for the whole amount you wired � plus your wasted time. Common red flags include: � Legitimate companies will never ask you to send a money transfer for any purpose. � Legitimate companies don't charge shoppers a fee to work for them. � Be suspicious if you're hired on the basis of an email or phone call without any interview or background checks. � Companies that promise you can make a lot of money as a mystery shopper are almost certainly scams. � If mystery shoppers are asked to make purchases, it's usually for very small amounts for which they will be reimbursed. � Mystery shoppers are paid after completing their assignments and returning the questionnaires. Shoppers never receive checks upfront. Good resources to learn more about bogus mystery shopper and other fake check scams, include the FBI (www.fbi.gov/ scams-safety), the Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov), the Consumer Federation of America (www.consumerfed.org), and the National Consumers League (www.fakechecks.org/index2. html). Likes Funny Stories Last Period Of The Day Local Oil Prices: American Refining Group (ARG) Price Paid Per Barrel for Penn Grade Crude Oil: $98.61 $98.36 $99.29 $97.92 $96.15 Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 Ergon Oil Purchasing Chart for Price Paid Per Barrel for Penn Grade Crude Oil: $98.61 $98.36 $99.29 $97.92 $96.15 Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 Bradford Journal Photo Fourth grade student April Miles works in Mrs. Kellam's computer room at School Street Elementary School, January 13th. She is working on computerassisted reading and tells us that it's fun to work the program, and that she likes the funny stories. Bradford Journal Photo From left to right are Joe Yonker, Josh Mackey, and Joseph Rettger. These were the only three students in Mrs. Arrowsmith's fifth grade classroom, last period, when we stopped at School Street Elementary School, January 13th. All others were at chorus. Joe and Josh tell us they'll spend their time reading while Joseph says he'll spend some time on the computer. www.bradfordjournal.com Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 19, 2012 Page 9 Classic Pizza Margherita FAMILY FEATURES F orget about delivery pizza -- make your own fresh and flavorful creations for a fantastic family pizza night sure to bring everyone together at the table. These recipes use ingredients that let you put your own tasty and creative spin on classic favorites -- fresh herbs; a blend of rich Italian cheeses; and high-quality, flavorful Johnsonville Italian sausage, available in mild, sweet or hot varieties. Whether it's putting a twist on the classic "Pizza Margherita," spicing things up with "Sausage Diavolo Pizza," or serving a "Morning Terrace Pizza" for dinner, pizza night just got a whole lot tastier. For more ways to do pizza night right, visit www.johnsonville.com. Family pizza night done right Classic Pizza Margherita Serves 4 to 6 1 package refrigerated pizza dough 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 package Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage 1/2 medium red onion, minced 1 tablespoon parsley, minced 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 1 tablespoon oregano 8 Roma tomatoes, sliced (divided -- save 10 slices for the top) 10 fresh basil leaves (divided) 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded 1 cup fontina cheese, shredded Pepper and sea salt 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated Position oven rack on lowest shelf and preheat to 425�F. Lightly oil a pizza pan. Roll out dough as thin as possible. Let rest 10 minutes. In small skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high, add sausage and cook until browned. Remove from skillet, cool slightly and coin slice. In the same pan, saut� onion and parsley to golden, then stir in garlic and oregano for a few seconds. Add tomatoes to pan, crushing them as they are mixed (do not substitute crushed tomatoes). Boil, stirring 5 minutes or until thick. Spread sauce over crust, sprinkle with half the basil, mozzarella, fontina, sausage, remaining slices of tomatoes and finally remaining olive oil. Finish with generous pepper and a little sea salt. Bake for 10 minutes. Using a spatula and an oven mitt, slip pizza off pan directly onto oven rack, bake for two minutes. Slip pizza back onto pan, remove from oven. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and remaining fresh basil. Cut and enjoy. Morning Terrace Pizza Serves 4 1 10- to 12-inch baguette, cut in two and sliced open, inside dough removed 1 package Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage 1 1/2 cups fontina, mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded Dried red pepper flakes 3 Roma tomatoes, diced 4 whole eggs Pepper, to taste 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped Position oven rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 400�F. Cut baguette in half and then slice it open to create four equal open-faced pieces. Remove the doughy center, leaving a halfinch border close to the edge. In large skillet, saut� sausage until browned. Remove from heat, thinly coin slice and set aside. Top baguettes evenly with 3/4 of shredded cheese. Shake on red pepper flakes to taste. Place sausage pieces evenly on top around the edges. Add the rest of the cheese and the diced tomatoes. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes and remove from oven. Using the back of a spoon, lightly make 4 indentations in the center of the baguettes, not too close to the crust, pushing some of the ingredients to the sides. Carefully crack an egg into each depression. Grind pepper on each egg, and top with Parmesan cheese. Return to oven for 5 to 7 minutes, until egg whites are set, but yolk is still soft. Remove, sprinkle with fresh chives, cut and enjoy. Morning Terrace Pizza Sausage Diavolo Pizza Serves 4 to 6 1 refrigerated pizza dough crust, Sausage should rolled out thin always be 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil prepared to 1 package Johnsonville Hot Italian reach an Sausage Links internal 3/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes temperature 5 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and minced of 160�F. 3/4 cup onion, chopped 12 cherry tomatoes, halved 1 can crushed tomatoes (14 ounces) 1 1/2 cups dry white wine 1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried Sea salt and pepper 3 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped 1 cup Italian blend cheese, grated 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 long, sweet red pepper, cut into rings Other fresh herbs such as basil (optional) Position oven rack to center and preheat to 450�F. Lightly oil a pizza pan and roll out crust, thin. In large skillet, heat oil and saut� sausage and red pepper flakes until browned. Remove from heat, drain fat, cool slightly and chop, roughly. Add garlic and onion to skillet and cook about five minutes until onion is soft. Add cherry tomatoes, canned tomatoes, wine and oregano. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer about 20 minutes, stirring when necessary, until cherry tomatoes are soft and sauce thickens. Add parsley and sausage back into skillet. Remove from heat. Top pizza crust with sausage mixture, grated cheeses and red pepper rings. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with fresh herbs, cut and enjoy. Sausage Diavolo Pizza Page 10 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 19, 2012 www.bradfordjournal.com One Fire Department At Strategic Location Pose At Teacher's Desk Photo by Connie Brandt During the devastating fire which destroyed the Tuna Mill and Lumber Company, January 11th, Bradford Township Volunteer Firemen prepare to run hoses along Walker Avenue, to cool down houses there if necessary; and between the houses there, to reach the fire. (See photo gallery, this issue, for more photos by Brandt.) Bradford Journal Photo Posing at the teacher's desk in Mrs. Dittman's enrichment class, January 13th, just before the end of the period, are Juliana Carnhan/Curcio on the left, and Rayne Kemick on the right. They are third grade students at School Street Elementary School. www.bradfordjournal.com Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 19, 2012 Page 11 ON THE HEALTHY SIDE (NAPSI)--If you or someone you care about is among the one in six Americans the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is at risk for heart disease because of high blood cholesterol, you may be relieved to learn there are ways to reduce that risk. Cholesterol is a waxy, fatlike substance your body needs. If it builds up on your arteries, however, it can lead to heart disease and stroke. To prevent or reduce high cholesterol: � Eat a Healthy Diet. Avoid saturated fat, trans fats and dietary cholesterol. Other types of fats, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, can actually lower blood cholesterol levels. Eating fiber also helps. � Exercise Regularly. The Surgeon General says adults should engage in moderate-intensity exercise for at least 30 minutes most days. � Don't Smoke. Smoking injures blood vessels and speeds up the hardening of the arteries. Secondhand smoke also increases risk. � Treat High Cholesterol. If you have high cholesterol, your doctor may prescribe medications such as statin drugs, bile acid sequestrants, fibrates and B vitamins. As an alternative to prescription medications, a pure and highly absorbable form of Pantethine (an active form of vitamin B5) has been found to be very effective in lowering cholesterol. A triple-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study showed that Pantesin, a nutritional supplement containing Pantethine, significantly increased HDL (good) cholesterol levels while lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and helped to maintain both levels in a normal range even for people not on any other medication. Other studies have shown that each 1mg/dL reduction in LDL cholesterol lowers cardiovascular disease risk by 1 percent. What's more, the supplement had no significant adverse events compared to placebo and, unlike statins, doesn't lower CoQ10 levels. "Pantesin works at the cellular level and helps maintain balanced cholesterol levels," explained John Rumberger, Ph.D., M.D., FACC. He's professor of medicine and consultant in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the Mayo Clinic, a founding member of the International Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging and a leading authority on cardiac and vascular imaging. "In addition, Pantesin helps maintain healthy blood lipid levels that are already within the normal range." The supplement is manufactured by Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd. and can be "B" Smart About Lowering Cholesterol AICR HealthTalk Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Q: I'm confused by conflicting advice about whether snacking helps or hurts weight control and health. What do you suggest? A: Snacks can promote good health when you choose foods that fill nutritional gaps. For example, if you have trouble including enough calcium-rich foods (such as dairy products and soymilk), fruit and dietary fiber in your meals, snacks offer a great chance to do so. However, for many people, "snack food" means food low in nutrients and concentrated in calories. For weight control the key point seems to be how snacking affects total calorie consumption. If you're not hungry between meals, there's no reason to eat more than three times a day. Research does show though, that eating less than three times a day seems to make appetite control for weight management more difficult. And eating more than six times a day makes it difficult to keep calories low enough to support a healthy weight except for athletes with extremely high calorie needs. However, within the range of eating three to six times a day, impact on weight varies. Controlled studies do not support the idea that more frequent eating will boost metabolism so you burn more calories, but some people find they can control their appetite better and that snacks help them avoid overeating at the next meal. A snack can prevent or resolve cravings that can stem from low blood sugar, especially among obese people. If you snack when you are hungry and choose foods and portions that keep total calories appropriate for your needs, it may help weight control. Depending on how active you are, whether you're trying to change or maintain weight, and whether you snack once or three times a day, for typical adults a healthy snack may be 100 to 250 calories. That's a target easily exceeded by typical snacks and sugary or other high calorie drinks. Instead, if you snack, choose lower calorie, nutrient-rich foods such as whole fruit, a small handful of nuts or a half sandwich that can fill and fuel you for several hours. Q: Is frozen spinach as nutritious as fresh spinach? A: If you will be serving spinach cooked, don't hesitate to use the frozen product. Fresh spinach that is truly fresh is the form highest in folate, a B vitamin that may help prevent cancer and heart disease. However, a study at Pennsylvania State University shows that when fresh spinach sits in a truck for transportation long distances, or sits in your refrigerator for a week, folate content drops so much that frozen spinach becomes the better source. Research is inconsistent about whether or not content of beta-carotene and other carotenoids drops during storage of fresh spinach, but does suggest that beta-carotene stays level when spinach is frozen. Spinach is also a good source of vitamin C. Cook by steaming, microwaving, stir-frying or saut�ing to retain folate and vitamin C, since boiling spinach in a pot of water can cut content in half. When using frozen spinach, you can reduce vitamin C losses by cooking it directly from the freezer without thawing it first. Frozen spinach is easy to keep on hand and provides an easy way to boost nutrition in soup, pasta sauce, eggs and casseroles. found in a variety of dietary supplements. pantesin.com, "like" it on Facebook at For more information, including facts Pantesin--For Heart Health or follow it about heart health and where to find sup- on Twitter at @PantesinHeart. plements containing Pantesin, visit www. Salamanca Ladder Truck Awaits Deployment Photo by Don Poleto The Tuna Mill and Lumber Company fire of January 11th was so large and had such a potential for spreading through the proximate neighborhoods that fire departments from as far away as Salamanca sent their equipment. Here, a Salamanca, NY ladder truck and pumper waits in a staging area along Mechanic Street to enter the fight. Page 12 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 19, 2012 www.bradfordjournal.com JUST PASSING TIME THEME: " ROCK AND ROLL" ACROSS: 1. *"We Are the _____" 6. *Madonna's coneshaped garment 9. Clarified butter 13. Farewell in France 14. *"Barbara ___," sung by The Beach Boys 15. Private university in Des Moines, IA 16.Times New _____ 17. *Papa's got a brand new one 18. Oil tanker 19. *A rockabilly original 21. Ran away to marry 23. Open box attached to long pole handle 24. Scratch or scrape 25. Programmer's bane 28. Pocket bread 30. Chew the fat or chat 35. It will 37. Literary "through" 39. Peter in Russian 40. "In ____ of" 41. *Behind Wilson sisters, this group rose to prominence in 1970s 43. Japanese soup 44. Treeless plain 46. Affirm 47. A bunch, often followed by "of" 48. Inhabitant of republic on southwestern shores of Arabian Peninsula 50. *"Heat of the Moment" band 52. ___ Luis Obispo 53. Similar in quality 55. Some pop-up online 57. *Founding member of legendary British band 60. *"___ ____ Rock and Roll" 64. *Rock and Roll, e.g. 65. Not divisible by two 67. *New _____, formerly Joy Division 68. Sometimes precedes "nonsense" 69. Motion of assent 70. Period from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6, pl. 71. Cook slowly 72. *"Owner of a Lonely Heart" band 73. Farley's side-kick in "Tommy Boy" 10. Exhibiting vigorous good health 11. Added to, commonly followed by "out" 12. Poetic "ever" 15. *Popular R&B style of 1950s and 1960s 20. Archie Bunker's wife 22. French lake 24. Single-file procession 25. *"It's still Rock and Roll" to him 26. Being of service 27. Flash of light 29. Titaness who was mother of Helios, Selene, and Eos in Greek mythology 31. Jodie Foster's "____ Island" 32. Laertes and Fortinbras to Hamlet, e.g. 33. Like ship away from harbor 34. *Mr. Dynamite 36. Anything halfmoon shaped 38. Mine deposits 42. *Chuck Berry went to prison after one 45. Medieval siege weapon 49. *___ & Tina Turner 51. Software plug-ins 54. Literary tech- DOWN: 1. *"Let's do the time ____ again" 2. Detected by olfactory organ 3. Ice crystals or frost 4. Some keep others on a short one of these 5. Tire brand 6. *The Beach Boys' "Don't Worry ____" 7. DNA transmitter 8. *Aerosmith song with one-word title 9. "Get a ____!" (Crossword Solution on page 15) WORD SEEK nique 56. Razor sharpener 57. *"I Love Rock `n' Roll" singer 58. Initial stake 59. What Jack's beanstalk did 60. Made in Vegas 61. It turns on a light bulb? 62. Mix together 63. Gaelic 64. *"Hop on the bus, ___" 66. 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The couple plans to keep residences in JAN. 6, 2012: Daughter, to Melissa and James Pawlowski, Great Valley, NY. Daughter, to Keona Dowdy and Jessie George, Kill Buck, NY. JAN. 7, 2012: Son, to Amanda Simbeck, St. Marys and John Assalone, Kersey, PA. JAN. 8, 2012: Son, to Haley Kremer, Bradford, PA. Son, to Heather Barnes and Nicholas Riehle, Richburg, NY. Daughter, to Jessica Kenyon, Salamanca, NY. JAN. 9, 2012: Son, to Miranda Johnson and Cody Bullers, Johnsonburg, PA. JAN. 10, 2012: Son, to Kelli Cox and Kevin Miles, Allegany, NY. Son, to Taylor Palmer and Ryan Hitchcock, Duke Center, PA. JAN. 11, 2012: Daughter, to Julie Stone and Duane Johnson, Bradford, PA. Son, to Lena Goodnoe and Randy Compton, Lewis Run, PA. Son, to Ken and Laura Myers Angell, Smethport, PA. JAN. 12, 2012: Son, to Rose Foster and Ernest Brown, Salamanca, NY. Daughter, to Stephanie and James Kightlinger, Bradford, PA. DEATHS: DEC. 24, 2011: LITTLEFIELD, Hobert E. � 85, of Canton, OH, formerly of Bradford, PA. JAN. 5, 2012: LIPPIG, Kenneth R. � 55, of Bradford, PA. JAN. 6, 2012: OSGOOD, Luella C. Neal � 73, of YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE January 19 - January 25, 2012 Limestone, NY. JAN. 7, 2012: BURGESS, Roxanne M. Davis � 71, of Eldred, PA. LAWRENCE, Hazel A. Overdorf � 83, of Turtlepoint, PA. WALDO, Paul A. � 65, of Manor Twp., formerly of Bradford, PA. HEITZINGER, Richard R. � 84, of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Bradford, PA. JAN. 8, 2012: KRINER, Laurie A. � 40, of Eldred, PA. IRONS,Vernice M. � 85, of Port Allegany, PA. JAN. 9, 2012: OBLESKI, Gloria M. Pino � 78, of Roulette, PA. RYAN-MOSSING, Dorcella � 83, of Swanton, OH, formerly of Mt. Jewett, PA. JAN. 10, 2012: ROSENBERG, Harold R. � 89, of Erie, PA. CANFIELD, E. Pauline Fisk � 83, of Smethport, formerly of Ceres, PA. O'CONNELL, James T. � 58, of Wilcox, PA. JAN. 11, 2012: TEAGUE, Nancy B. Bird � 77, of Bradford, PA. JACKSON, Diane L. � 63, of Kane, PA. JAN. 12, 2012: HOGE, Wilmer B. III � 85, of Muncie, IN, formerly of Bradford, PA. BISHOP, Rita T. Keating � 94, of Eldred, PA. ARIES - (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) You appear very aware of a `target' you are being expected to reach. Is your heart really into this? Expect the coming week to be revealing in this respect. TAURUS - (Apr. 20 - May 20) This week, the sky intends to help your popularity rise in what is likely to be a noticeable way. Enjoy the warmth and attention. GEMINI - (May 21 - June 20) Now is not the time to keep thoughts to yourself. Speak your mind and more than one person will be grateful you did. CANCER - (June 21 - July 22) A way forward is clearer than it was. You might not be able to see all obstacles in your way but you are undoubtedly able to identify most of them. LEO - (July 23, - Aug. 22) This week, you're likely to assess your reasons for investing time and effort in something. VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) You could be experiencing a sense of d�j� vu now. You appear to be dealing with something you've dealt with previously. LIBRA - (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) You have an excellent opportunity now to put a close relationship on a stronger, more loving footing. Seize it! SCORPIO - (Oct. 23, - Nov. 21) Learning a new skill of some kind can advance many of your cherished plans. You could see progress you've waited for. SAGITTARIUS - (Nov. 22 - Dec. 2 The second half of January promises to be a memorable time, particularly where affairs of the heart are concerned. CAPRICORN - (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) Soon, you will make progress in a way you would have believed was impossible no so long ago. AQUARIUS - (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) Your time would be far better spent focusing on a new chapter unfolding in your world than trying to repair something best left alone. PISCES - (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) This week will present a surprise even your Piscean intuitive abilities couldn't foresee. Something memorable, for all the right reasons, awaits you. Yohe -Contest Winner Bradford Journal Photo Pictured here, January 13th, is the School Street Elementary School winner of the Geography Contest, fourth grader James Yohe from Mrs. Rosendahl's classroom. He's in the process of taking a test to see if he qualifies for the State level of the same contest. James tells us that while he thinks it's cool that he won at this level, he didn't really consider that he would have to take more tests to qualify for the State competition. www.bradfordjournal.com Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 19, 2012 Page 15 JOURNAL CLASSIFIED ADS 814-778-5218 EMPLOYMENT: Tanker Drivers: No Hazmat Needed, Transporting water. Competitive pay, exceptional bonus incentive package, comprehensive medical benefits and good home time. Paid Orientation On the Job Training. Newer Equipment. CDL-A W/Tanker Endorsement. 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Very High Prices Paid For Gold Items : 10 Karat & 14 Karat Yellow- Dental Gold - 18 Karat Gold Coin Collections Wanted! 15 Chestnut Street, Bradford, PA 814-362-1980 or 814-331-5235 Page 16 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 19, 2012 www.bradfordjournal.com SENIOR INFORMATION PAGE Aging In Place, What Americans Want (NAPSI)--Many Americans prefer to remain in their own homes as they age, but that may mean preparing for long-term care, if needed. Long-term care is ongoing assistance with basic activities of daily living--eating, bathing, dressing, etc. The need often stems from disability, chronic illness or cognitive impairment (like Alzheimer's disease) and is far more common than most think. Once synonymous with nursing home care, today, people needing long-term care have more options. With the right support and tools, particularly quality care provided by formal and informal caregivers, people are now able to remain where they most want to be--at home. Because of the wide array of options, we have a great deal of freedom when it comes to getting care. Unfortunately, few plan ahead and save enough money to pay for the services that they may need or want. To help federal employees and their qualified relatives, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management sponsors the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP). Here is a look at some of the FLTCIP's most popular benefits (a detailed listing of benefits is at www.LTCFEDS.com/programdetails/index.html): � Services by formal and informal caregivers at home reimbursed up to 100 percent of the daily benefit amount. When informal care is provided by family, services are reimbursed up to 500 days in an enrollee's lifetime. � The stay-at-home benefit allows for care planning visits, modifications to your home (e.g., a wheelchair ramp or bathtub handlebars), emergency medical response systems, durable medical equipment, caregiver training, and home safety checks. � Respite services are covered up to 30 times your daily benefit amount per calendar year. This means that if a friend or family member is providing your care, the FLTCIP will pay for formal services so that your caregiver can take a break. Keep in mind that even when home care is provided by a licensed professional, a small amount of informal assistance may determine whether you can stay at home. Being able to reimburse your informal caregiver can make a difference. So what can you do to plan ahead? First, recognize the potential for longterm care needs and research how the cost of care could impact your future income and retirement savings. Next, research your options. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Clearinghouse for LongTerm Care Information at www.longtermcare.gov and the Online Consultant Tool at www.LTCFEDS.com/oct are excellent resources for information about paying for long-term care. To learn more about the FLTCIP, visit www.LTCFEDS.com , or call 1-800-LTCFEDS (1-800-582-3337) (TTY 1-800843-3557), where a certified long-term care insurance consultant will speak with you about your particular situation, coverage options and the application process, and answer any questions you have. The Stories Are Great 75 Forman St Bradford, PA 362-4902 Hours: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sundays New Value Menu! Items starting at Check Us Out! Look for extra photos at: www.bradfordjournal.com $1.00! We're the Healthy Alternative! We're also on the ATA Route! Bradford Journal Photo In Mrs. Kellam's computer room, at School Street Elementary School, January 13th, we see fourth grade student Douglass Hannon who is working on computer assisted reading. Doug tells us he likes the program because there are lots of other "features", and the stories are great. www.bradfordjournal.com Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 19, 2012 Page 17 Thinking Inside The Box: Simple Seafood Meals (NAPSI)--Great coastal seafood meals can be easy to create. Often, all it takes is a little help from the frozen aisle of your grocery store to make delicious dishes that satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Frozen, already prepared seafood is a great substitute for beef, pork or chicken in favorite family dishes. For example, top macaroni and cheese with popcorn shrimp or tuck them into tortillas. Toss shrimp scampi with noodles or stuff into a baked potato. Try these simple recipes from SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Company: Shrimp Scampi Saut� with Tomatoes and Spinach Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 11 minutes Serves: 4 1 (18-oz.) carton SeaPak Shrimp Scampi Prep time: 10 minutes 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion Cook sausage in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, 8 to 10 minutes or until browned. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Add vegetable seasoning blend to hot drippings in Dutch oven and saut� 3 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Add broth, next 3 ingredients and sausage. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 18 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bake Popcorn Shrimp according to package directions. Spoon jambalaya into individual bowls or a large serving bowl; top with Popcorn Shrimp. Top with green onions and serve immediately. For more great recipe ideas, visit: www.SeaPak.com 1 bag (about 6-10 oz.) fresh baby spinach Cook time: 35 minutes 1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes Serves: 4-6 8 oz. linguine, cooked and drained (about 1 (20-oz.) package SeaPak Popcorn 4 cups) Shrimp Grated Parmesan cheese Cook the shrimp in a 12" skillet for 6 minutes. Add the spinach and tomatoes. Cook and stir for 5 to 6 minutes more or until the shrimp turn pink and the spinach wilts. Add pasta to the skillet and toss to coat. Top with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. Popcorn Shrimp Jambalaya 1 (14-oz.) package andouille sausage, cut into �-inch- thick slices 1 (10-oz.) package frozen vegetable seasoning blend 1 (32-oz.) container low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth 1 (14.5-oz.) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes with garlic Recipe courtesy of Scott Jones of Jones 2 cups uncooked long-grain rice Is Hungry Naturally Lowering Cholesterol (NAPSI)--If living a healthier life is your cup of tea, you may be interested in an easy way to improve your health--using the natural antioxidant powers of tea. Almost half of all Americans are overweight and have dangerously high levels of cholesterol. Heart attacks are still the No. 1 killer in the U.S. The problem is that high cholesterol and your risk may be greater than you think. According to American Heart Association guidelines, the acceptable level of "bad cholesterol" is 30 percent lower than it used to be only a few years ago. This means that millions of Americans, includ- scription alternatives for lowering cholesing those who never dreamed they were at terol. For example, heart-healthy products risk, now are. such as TeaFlavin, an all-natural, caffeineFortunately, there are natural, nonprefree capsule made from tea extract, contain as much cholesterol-fighting power as 35 cups of green tea. For more information on TeaFlavin, visit www.teaflavin.com or call (800) 8764332. Page 18 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 19, 2012 www.bradfordjournal.com Ushering In The Era Of Modern Agriculture (NAPSI)--Two North Dakota farmers tinkering in a shed assembled the prototype of the first self-propelled sprayer of its kind--a high-speed, low-clearance, self-propelled sprayer for agricultural use--more than half a century ago. Little did they realize their invention would revolutionize agriculture and become a mainstay on more North American farms than any other sprayer in its class. It took about three years of tinkering for brothers John and Jake Kirschmann to put together the first "SpraCoupe." It was, granted, an odd-looking machine, looking like a small airplane fuselage without the wings, with the operator comfortable in the cockpitlike cab with dedicated controls. The original prototype still exists and is on display at the AGCO assembly plant in Jackson, Minn. Once it was perfected, they sold the newfangled sprayer to farmers on a small scale. Recognizing a good thing, it wasn't long before the agricultural equipment industry caught up with these innovative brothers. The rights and design of this new machine were purchased by several influential equipment companies. Today, the SpraCoupe continues to be manufactured and sold by a leading manufacturer and marketer of advanced farming equipment, including tractors, dry and liquid application floaters and sprayers, combines and other essential farming equipment. "The SpraCoupe was a first in many ways--it was the world's first low-clearance, high-speed, self-propelled applicator of its kind for fertilizer and chemi- cals and it was much easier to use and more efficient than tractor-mounted spray booms," says David Webster, AGCO Application Equipment director of sales. "It burned considerably less fuel, yet covered acres so much faster, allowing farmers to manage more acres and different types of crops." Webster says the SpraCoupe was a bellwether for what was coming in American agriculture--fewer producers farming larger tracts. "Today in the United States, farmers comprise less than 2 percent of the overall population and that percentage continues to shrink," Webster explains. "Yet this small percentage of farmers is able to feed and clothe the remaining 98 percent of the population. It is because of equipment like the SpraCoupe that this is possible." Making Resolutions An Achievable Reality (NAPSI)--Most resolutions focus on living a healthier life--eating healthier, exercising more or being less stressed-- but attempts to achieve that goal can lead to more stress and less success, found a recent survey by Braun Research. According to the survey, about one in five women (19 percent) admit they were not successful in sticking to their resolution to eat healthier and more than a third of women (36 percent) were not successful in attempting to exercise more. Two in five women (42 percent) admit they were not able to reduce their stress levels. Less than half of women (45 percent) stuck to their resolutions for three months or less while one in five (20 percent) only stuck to their resolutions for a month or less. Breaking such goals into more manageable steps may be the key, says Kathy Freston, author of "Healthy Living ConSwitch out milk for Silk in your cerescious Eating." Keeping it simple can al. Whenever you have cereal for breakmake healthier eating a reality. She sug- fast, try switching delicious Silk� Pure gests these tips: Almond� Vanilla Almondmilk for your The resulting evolutionary chain in farm application equipment led to the much larger, even higher-volume monster application rigs, such as the TerraGator and RoGator, that evolved to meet the demands of today's high-intensity agriculture. There are SpraCoupes still running today that are 20 to 30 years old, though farmers and professional applicators continue to purchase new ones. Besides being popular in the U.S. and Canada, the machine can be seen working farmland in South America, Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The SpraCoupe has continued to evolve to meet the special demands of today's agriculture but the basic design in many ways has stayed the same. You could say that the Kirschmann brothers got it right the first time. typical dairy milk. Not only will your hearty breakfast help keep you satisfied, but you'll also enjoy an excellent source of calcium, vitamins D, B12 and antioxidant vitamin E. Eat an apple a day. Apples are rich in dietary fiber and a lower-calorie snack that can help fill you up. According to the USDA nutrient database, apples are low in sodium and contain a variety of essential nutrients including B vitamins, vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium and other minerals. Eat them chopped, whole or sliced but not juiced, as juice can have too much sugar and lacks fiber. Stay hydrated--drink 8 ounces of water, eight times a day. Water is crucial to your health as every system in your body depends on it. You can drink glasses of water or eat plant foods like fruits and vegetables that contain a lot of water. For example, oranges are 87 percent water and cucumbers are 95 percent water. For more information, visit: www.Facebook.com/SilkUS www.bradfordjournal.com Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 19, 2012 Page 19 A Tough Competition For The Greatest Honor (NAPSI)--An Oscar nomination signifies that a movie is among the year's best. Although the emblematic statuette stands just slightly above 13 inches, it reigns supreme as the motion picture industry's greatest honor. The competition is tough. According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a total of 265 films are eligible for consideration in the 2011 Academy Awards� competition. In the original movie score category alone, there are 97 musical scores from eligible featurelength movies in contention for nominations. Awards are presented for outstanding individual or collective efforts in up to 25 categories. Movie critics and cinephiles are already placing their bets on who will win Oscar gold, while the average movie buff may still have some serious catching up to do before making any educated predictions. In fact, ReelzChannel's popular critic Leonard Maltin just issued "The 11 Best Films You May Have Missed In 2011." But there's good news for enthusiasts who want to join the fun. Without ever leaving the house, and with the push of a button, Movies on Demand on cable means they can discover or relive some of the finest films in cinematic history throughout the awards season. Oscar prognosticators can easily find out what's currently available and what's coming soon to Movies on Demand at www.rentmoviesondemand.com. Current buzz-generating flicks such as "The Help," "Bridesmaids," "Midnight in Paris," along with past winning greats such as "Slumdog Millionaire," "Erin Brockovich," "The Pianist" and "Million Dollar Baby," are among thousands of films available on Movies on Demand on cable. In addition, many of the latest films are also on MOD, weeks before they can be rented on DVD and years before they become available via legal streaming subscription services. Plus, there's no waiting in line at a vending machine or waiting for a movie to arrive in the mail. A few of the new titles now playing on Movies on Demand include "Moneyball," starring Brad Pitt as Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, who assembles a successful baseball team on a budget, and "Real Steel," in which Hugh Jackman turns a discarded robot into a boxing champ. Two young sisters befriend an invisible entity that lives in their home in "Paranormal Activity 3." 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Instead of www.bradfordjournal.com Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 19, 2012 Page 21 Enjoy a game-day party and keep your resolutions on track FAMILY FEATURES T wo of the most popular New Year's resolutions are losing weight and eating healthier. But by the time the big game rolls around, many people are ready for a break -- or looking for an excuse to cheat. But kickoff does not have to be a signal to punt your healthy-eating habits. Registered dietitian Jodie Shield knows it can be a struggle to celebrate and stay healthy. She's put together some win-win tips and recipes -- healthy and delicious -- that are sure to keep fans cheering for more: Know your game plan. If you're the home team (i.e. the party host), you get to call the plays. Serve entrees that are lean and festive, such as Touchdown Turkey Chili. Or prepare a thin whole wheat crust pizza using reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce and lots of sliced veggies. Offer a starting line-up of healthier appetizers. Whip some traditional game day favorites into shape. Instead of nachos, serve baked chips with salsa. Pass on the salt and butter and sprinkle a dash of Parmesan cheese over popcorn. Forget the fried chicken wings and serve baked chicken tenders seasoned with Hidden Valley Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix. Think fresh. Skip the super subs and set up a sandwich bar with lean deli meats such as turkey breast and ham, low-fat cheese slices and prepped veggies -- like sliced tomato and shredded lettuce -- and low-fat toppings. Pass on super big portions. No matter what foods are served, remember you don't have to eat the whole thing. Grab a small plate and load half of it up with fresh veggies and baked chips. Get in on the action. During halftime, grab your guests and head outdoors for a quick game of touch football. You can always record the commercials so you don't miss out. 7 Layer Fiesta Ranch Dip Prep Time: 10 minutes Makes: 10 (1/4 cup) servings 1 16-ounce can fat-free refried beans 1/2 cup guacamole 1 package Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch Dips Mix 1 cup fat-free sour cream or plain nonfat yogurt 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese 6 green onions, chopped 1 medium tomato, chopped 1/4 cup sliced black olives (optional) 1. Spread each of the ingredients in the order listed over a 9-inch serving platter or pie dish. 2. Chill for an hour and serve. Hold That Line Hummus Dip "No need to pass on fabulous dips to maintain your diet," said Shield. "Thanks to the protein and fiber in chickpeas, hummus is light, yet heart-healthy enough to satisfy hungry sports fans. Try this easy recipe for happy game day guests." Prep Time: 10 minutes Makes: 8 (1/4 cup) servings 2 cans (15 1/2 ounces each) chickpeas, rinsed and drained 4 garlic cloves 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 package Hidden Valley Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix 4 tablespoons cold water 1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste) Dash of paprika for garnish 1. In a food processor, puree the chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, salad dressing and seasoning mix and water until very smooth, about 3 minutes. 2. Add tahini paste and process an additional 2 minutes. 3. Spread hummus into a shallow serving bowl. 4. Sprinkle top with paprika. For more recipes and tips, visit www.hiddenvalley.com. Touchdown Turkey Chili Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: High heat cooks for 4 hours; Low heat cooks for 8 hours Makes: 8 (1 cup) servings 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped 2 pounds lean ground turkey breast 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) Mexican-style diced tomatoes 1 can (6 ounces) reduced sodium tomato paste 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup low sodium tomato juice 1 package Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch Dips Mix 1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick pan over mediumhigh heat. 2. Add onions and bell pepper and saut� until crisptender, about 5 minutes. 3. Remove and place in slow cooker. 4. Add ground turkey breast to the same pan and cook until crumbled and browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. 5. Add the turkey to the slow cooker along with all of the remaining ingredients. 6. Cover the slow cooker and cook for 4 hours on high heat or 8 hours on low heat. Cheesy Ranch Popcorn Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 3 1/2 minutes Makes: 6 (2 cup) servings 1 bag (3 ounces) reduced-fat, low sodium butter-flavored microwave popcorn 1/4 pack (0.25 ounces) Hidden Valley Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix 3 sprays from olive oil mister 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1. Pop popcorn according to package directions. Immediately open the bag and pour the popcorn into a large serving bowl. 2. Spray the popcorn with three sprays from the olive oil mister, toss with salad dressing and seasoning mix and then toss with the Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. Play Good Defense and Substitute The best way to tackle those creamy, high-calorie dips is to make smart substitutions. Here are a few options to help you get started: Instead of: Use: Guacamole Salsa Pesto Chopped tomatoes and basil Sour cream Plain fat-free yogurt Cheese Reduced-fat cheese Cream Fat-free evaporated milk Page 22 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, January 19, 2012 www.bradfordjournal.com Score big with great game-day food FAMILY FEATURES S ports-hungry fans need some serious eats to fuel their game-day fun. When friends and family get together at your place to take in the big game, make sure you have great food ready to keep them satisfied all the way until the clock runs out. These Italian Sausage Sliders, Sausage Dippers and Sauces, Chipotle Monterey Jack Cheese Quesadillas and an all-star MVP Chili from Johnsonville are packed with flavor that will score big with fans of all ages. To get more game-day recipes to feed your hungry crowd, visit www.johnsonville.com. MVP Chili Makes: 12 cups, 6 to 8 servings 2 packages (19 ounces) Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage Links, casings removed (use mild links for a less spicy chili) 1 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chili powder (use mild chili powder for less spicy chili) 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1 bottle (12 ounces) dark beer (can substitute with light beer or 1 cup beef stock) 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste Salt and pepper 1 can (15.5 ounces) black beans 1 can (15.5 ounces) red kidney beans 1 1/2 cups corn (frozen or fresh off the cob) Decase sausage and saut� in a large pot; use a wooden spoon to crumble sausage as it cooks. Once sausage is nicely browned, stir in onion, garlic, chili powder and cumin and continue cooking until onion softens, about 5 minutes. Add beer and allow it to simmer for an additional 5 minutes, scraping up any brown bits from bottom of pan. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste and allow it to simmer, uncovered for an additional 10 to 15 minutes on medium-low, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. Finally, stir in beans and corn. Let this come to a simmer and it's ready to serve. Can be prepared a day ahead. Sausage Dippers Makes: 18 servings 3 packages (13.5�14 ounces each) Johnsonville Smoked Sausage (such as Beddar with Cheddar, Jalape�o & Cheddar, Turkey with Cheddar or Chipotle Monterey Jack Cheese Chicken Sausage) Cut sausage links into 1-inch pieces. In large skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat until lightly browned and heated through. Serve with toothpicks and dipping sauces. Chili Station Be a true chili champ by setting up a crowd-pleasing chili station with some of these winning ideas: Give guests the option to top brats or baked potatoes with chili. Serve it in large mugs so it's easy to manage. Serve in mini bread bowls -- just hollow out small, round sourdough loaves, toast them in the oven for a few minutes to firm up the inside of the bowl, then fill with chili. Set out a variety of toppings and sides guests can use to customize their chili: Sour cream Scallions Chopped red onion Tomatoes Sliced jalape�os Cheeses, like cheddar, pepper jack or queso blanco Cilantro Cornbread/corn muffins Crackers Tortilla chips Spicy Hot Buffalo Sauce Makes: 2 cups buffalo sauce plus 2 cups blue cheese dressing 1/2 cup butter, cubed 1 bottle (12 ounces) hot sauce 1 bottle (16 ounces) blue cheese salad dressing In microwave-safe bowl, combine butter and hot sauce. Cover and microwave on high for about 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until smooth. Serve buffalo sauce in one bowl and blue cheese dressing in another bowl. Italian Sausage Sliders Makes: 16 sliders, 6 to 8 servings 2 pounds Johnsonville All Natural Ground Sausage or links, decased 1 pound ground beef 16 slider buns or mini sandwich rolls Condiments In large bowl, combine sausage and beef. Using your hands, blend meats together and form into one large ball. Use a spoon or a small measuring cup to gather up about a 3-ounce ball and press into patties. In large skillet over medium-high heat, pan fry 4 or 5 sliders at a time. Cook for about 3 minutes, then flip and continue cooking for another 3 minutes. Test for doneness. Internal temperature should be 160�F. Slice buns and top sliders with your favorite condiments. Orange Bourbon Barbecue Dip Makes: 1 1/4 cups servings 1 cup original or bourbon barbecue sauce 1/4 cup orange marmalade In microwave-safe bowl, combine barbecue sauce and orange marmalade. Cover and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Chipotle Monterey Jack Cheese Chicken Sausage Quesadillas Makes: 6 servings 12 flour tortillas (8 inches) 1 package (12 ounces) Johnsonville Chipotle Monterey Jack Fully Cooked Chicken Sausage, chopped 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped 3 green onions, chopped 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Colby Jack cheese Salsa (optional) Place 3 tortillas on a large greased baking sheet. Sprinkle each with sausage, red pepper, green onion and cheese. Top each with a tortilla. Place baking sheet on the center oven rack. Broil for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Cut into wedges. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve with salsa. Chinese Dipping Sauce Makes: 1 1/2 cups 1 jar (7 ounces) hoisin sauce 1 jar (7 ounces) plum sauce In microwave-safe bowl, combine hoisin sauce and plum sauce. Cover and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Creamy Mustard Dip Makes: 1 1/3 cups 1 cup spicy brown mustard 1/4 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons horseradish In bowl, combine mustard, sour cream and horseradish. Cajun Mustard Dip Makes: 1 cup 1 cup spicy brown mustard 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning Hot pepper sauce, to taste In bowl, combine mustard, seasoning and hot pepper sauce.