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Bradford Journal Photo During free time in Mr. Thompson’s classroom at School Street Elementary School, Bradford Journal Photo February 24th, fifth grade students (l-r), Ellen Collins 10, reads Secrets of Shakespeare’s Grave, while Paige Craig 10, and Amy Mahaney 10 read The Invention of Hugo Ca- On February 24th, Brianna Holton 11, a fifth grade student at School Street Elbret. ementary School tells us that converting from one unit of measurement to another, is hard stuff. She’s a member of Mr. Thompson’s classroom.

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Bradford Journal Photo Left to right, Madison Dillaman 10, Kaitlyn Pashkow 11, and Paige Rounsville 11, use dry erase white boards to study their spelling words, February 24th. They are students in Ms. Gingerich’s fifth grade classroom at School Street Elementary School.

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LOCAL & AREA NEWS Smith’s Awards & Trophies and Lang Surveying First In Chess League Round eleven of chess league action at School Street Elementary continued on February 19. In the varsity division, Smith’s Awards & Trophies continues their narrow lead to dominate first. Hennard’s, a half a point behind, holds second. Dr. Gonzalez is in third place, just one point behind the top team. In the junior varsity division, Lang Surveying shut out Smith’s Watch & Clock Repair to take over first place. Ed Shults Toyota lost to Kara Kennedy, Tastefully Simple Team Manager to fall back to second. And in third place is the Tastefully Simple Team Manager. In the JV section, Dillan Cramer (member of the Williams Agency) continues to hold first place. Ethan Little (captain for Lang Surveying) and Mikey Langianese (member of Kelly’s Restaurant) are tied for second overall. In third place is Danny Fedak (captain for E & M Engineers & Surveyors). In the varsity division, Tamara Ferguson (captain for Smith’s Awards & Trophies), Mike Jones captain for Dexter’s Service Center Team, and Greg Henry (captain for the Bradford Health Center Team) remain tied for first overall. Team scores are listed below.

Junior Varsity Division For additional information about the Team Score league, contact Robert Ferguson at ex31.5 or visit the club’s Lang Surveying Ed Shults Toyota 30.0 website at Kara Kennedy, Tastefully Simple Team Manager 28.0 Varsity Division Kelly’s Restaurant 27.0 Team Score Tasta Pizza 26.0 Smith’s Awards & Trophies 13.5 Williams Agency 25.0 Hennard’s Construction 13.0 E & M Engineers & Surveyors 24.5 Dr. Gonzalez 12.5 Hamlin Bank 22.5 Piatko 11.0 The Pharmacy 22.0 Bradford Health Center 10.5 Eschrich Construction 21.0 Dexter’s Service Center 10.5 Smith’s Watch & Clock Repair 20.0 Burns & Burns 18.5

Teacher’s Assistant With Fifth Grade Students

Bradford Journal Photo Mrs. Bean, a teacher’s assistant, works with students in Ms. Gingerich’s fifth grade classroom, February 24th. Left to right are Maeve Matheson 11, Lacy Austin 11, and Mrs. Bean. They are working on a lesson using reading workbooks.


Thursday, February 27: Partly sunny and continued cold today with a chance of snow showers. High of 15°, with a wind chill of -15°. Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy and cold with a low of -5°.

Friday, February 28: Mostly sunny and cold today with a high of 15°. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy and cold tonight with a low of 5°.

Saturday, March 1: Mostly cloudy and cold today with a high of 23°, falling to 15° in the afternoon. Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy and cold with a low of 3°, and a wind chill of -15°.

Sunday, March 2: Partly sunny today, remaining cold with a wind chill of -15° during the morning hours. High of 19°. Sunday Night: Cloudy and cold tonight with a passing snow flurry. Low of 7°.

Monday, March 3: Cold with snow in the forecast today. High of 23°. Monday Night: Evening flurries, then turning partly cloudy and cold with a low tonight of 9°.



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by Grant Nichols

We attended the One World Cultural Festival presented by students of UPB last weekend, where we found Lay Rabbi, Larry Lawson tending the Temple Beth El display depicting French Jewry. A photo of Larry, a visitor, and the display is included among this week’s photos…….. Most of the remainder of the photos in this issue come from two more classes at School Street Elementary School: They were the fifth grade classrooms of Mr. Thompson and Ms. Gingerich, where students were busy with math, reading, and an assortment of other endeavors. Alternative photos can, as always be found in the photo gallery associated with this issue. The gallery also contains one short video taken during a math lesson in Mr. Thompson’s classroom……..It’s interesting that the Democratic Party has become associated, with the progressives and working class people, and that the Republican Party has become associated with the conservatives, and the well to do. One would think, then, that those with most of the money, the upper crust, would clearly be Republicans. However, one look at income statistics promulgated for the top 400 wealthiest people in the United States, and the political campaigns to which they lend most of their monetary support should dispel this idea. The reality of such statistics shows that about half the rich support Democratic candidates and about half support Republican candidates. With conservatives rightly wanting to conserve as much of their wealth as possible, it is hard to understand why almost half of them would want to promote the progressive ideals of the Democratic Party, which is seen to be an ongoing and increased distribution of the wealth of the rich for use by the general public. Perhaps strong contributions to weak Democratic candidates insures more overall wins by the relatively stronger Republican candidates, perhaps contributions only go to known conservative Democratic candidates- further empowering the conservative Republican Party, or maybe it’s just a matter of the old Machiavellian maxim, “Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.” Regardless, we think this conundrum, in which a good number of wealthy do not seem to work in their own economic best interest, deserves more attention…….. New legislation is now afoot in Pennsylvania, to establish more rural colleges (community colleges) for areas such as ours. Naturally, we wonder what purpose such schools would serve in light of the many colleges and tech schools, both north and south of the PA border, already available to our young people, and the extremely low populations that would be served by them.

It’s A Matter Of Opinion... Guest Columnist “Unconstitutional FCC Plan ” -by Bob Perry

The FCC has a ‘Critical Information Plan’ which intrudes into the news media that clearly violated the First Amendment. Our Federal Government has shown an interest in ways to influence “we the citizens” on what we think about and how we think, and this appears to be a sign of creating a designed attempt to control the content of media freedom. The First Amendment clearly restricts the government intruding on the freedom of speech or the press. In June of 2013 there were reports of a FCC plan to snoop on local media as to how they are meeting the needs of local communities. Can the FCC be trusted to be unbiased? So many of our government officeholders are of mind sets that insists they know what is best for us and as we all know, (or should know), the secular progressives are working overtime in shaping our future which will result in reducing our freedoms. Thomas Jefferson has to be turning over in his grave without cessation. The FCC is clearly attempting to bring back the Fairness Doctrine which attempts to bring accountability to the airwaves. But what the Doctrine does is to impose regula-

tions which violate the First Amendment. SSI (Social Solutions International) of Silver Springs MD. was tapped to conduct a study they developed by them for the FCC to identify and understand the information needs of the American public with special emphasis on vulnerable and disadvantaged people. It is perceived that the study will result in recommendations which would translate to regulations by administrations. SSI designed the research plan and with the firestorm of opposition the FCC has put the study on hold but know that a revised plan will be developed and conducted soon. SSI was selected in part due to the philosophical alignment of the Plans’ goals, which is to promote diversity in the newsroom which would include presumably who is hired and what is covered. The bottom line is the FCC needs to stay out of newsrooms. Any attempt to regulate or restrict the freedom of the press should be stopped. We need to protect our right to write and publish articles of our choice. If we lose the freedom of the press, we lose one more of our liberties.

Studying Special Group Of Spelling Words

Bradford Journal Photo Left to right in the hallway at School Street Elementary School, February 24th, are Alexandra Asp 10, Mitchell Signor 10, and Karissa Dunkerley 10, fifth grade students in Ms. Gingerich’s class. They are studying a special group of very challenging spelling words.

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OBITUARIES Josephine Nuzzo Jo “Tootsie” Nuzzo, 75, a loving mother and grandmother of 468 W. Washington St., Bradford, passed away suddenly on Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2014) at Bradford Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 19, 1938, in Bradford, she was the only child of the late Louis and Marian Bizzaro Luzzi. On April 30, 1959, in St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church, she married Louis Nuzzo, who preceded her in death. She was a 1956 graduate of St. Bernard School.Mrs. Nuzzo was employed as a tax preparer at H&R Block for 40 years. Surviving are four children, Lucy Nuzzo of Bradford, Al (Stephanie) Nuzzo of Waldorf, Md., and twins Louis (Barb) Nuzzo of Olean, N.Y., and Mary Ann (Mark) Anderson of Bradford; four grandchildren, Andrew (Amy) Nuzzo,

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Robert Starkweather Robert C. “Robin” Starkweather, 71, formerly of Lewis Run and Tampa, Fla., passed away on Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2014) at Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport. Born April 20, 1942, in Bradford, he was a son of Bertha Hassek Starkweather, who survives, and the late Robert E. Starkweather. Mr. Starkweather was a 1960 graduate of Bradford High School. He had been employed at Hanley Brick, then for Allied Van Lines and later at Publix Grocery store in Tampa, from where he retired. Surviving is his mother, Bertha Starkweather; three sisters, Joanne (Jay Meabon) Bigley of Bradford, Mary Beth (Jack) Hassek of Manning, S.C., and Jeanne (Tim) Haynes of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Willow Dale Cemetery.

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Bradford Journal Photo Garrett Everson and Kaylee Hatch, both 11-years-old, design various shapes, a combination of math and art, February 24th. They are fifth grade students in Mr. Thompson’s classroom at School Street Elementary School.


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BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCES Foreign Money Transfers Just Got Safer If you’re among the millions of U.S. residents who each year send tens of billions of dollars to family, friends or foreign businesses overseas, here’s good news: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently instituted new rules governing international electronic money transfers to better protect consumers against hidden fees and improve dispute resolution policies. CFPB was given oversight over international money transfers as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Up until then, federal consumer protection rules did not apply to most “remittance transfers,” whose exchange rates, processing fees and taxes often vary widely and can be hard to decipher. Here’s an overview of the new remittance transfer rules: In general, most foreign money transfers for more than $15 sent by money transmitters (like Western Union and MoneyGram), banks, credit unions and other financial services companies that consistently send more than 100 international money transfers annually are covered. These institutions now must fully disclose their fees, taxes and foreign currency exchange rates so consumers will have a clearer picture of the true cost of transactions and be able to more easily comparison shop. Also, once a transaction concludes, the company now must provide a receipt that repeats this same information, as well as shows the date when the money will arrive and directions for reporting any problems with the transfer. The new regulations include several additional protections: • Consumers are allowed 30 minutes (and sometimes longer) to cancel a transfer after they’ve paid – in which case, they’re entitled to a full refund. (However, if the recipient has already picked up the funds or had them deposited into their account before 30 minutes have passed, the refund guarantee is voided.) • If the wire was scheduled in advance, you can cancel it up to three business days before the transmission and receive a full refund. • Senders have 180 days to report any errors they later uncover. By law, the company must investigate such reports within 90 days. For certain errors (e.g., if the money never arrived), you can ask for a full refund or have the money resent. While the new regulations are certainly welcome, they don’t go far

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Fifth Grade Students At Reading Workbooks

Bradford Journal Photo In Ms. Gingerich’s fifth grade classroom at School Street Elementary School, February 24th are (l-r) Kyle McWilliams 10, John Komidar 10, and Ronald Raffele 11. They are having a good time working in their reading workbooks.

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AREA SOCIAL NEWS Bradford Area Calendar of Events: FEBRUARY 2014 FEB. 27: Parent-Child Group: Snowy Day Fun 10-11am Bradford Family Center, 1 Mechanic Street, Bradford, PA. Discover how children learn through play. Wonderful opportunity for parents and children to play and socialize with their peers. Healthy snack will be provided. Parents/guardians must supervise their children at all times. To enroll, call the Bradford Family Center at 814-3621834. Knitting Club 1-3pm Bradford Area Public Library, 67 W. Washington Street, Bradford, PA. Whether you are an expert knitter or have never picked up a set of needles, this informal club is for you. Meets weekly in the Carnegie Room. For more information, call the Bradford Area Public Library at 814-362-6527 FEB. 28: Preschool Story Hour 10:30-11:30am Bradford Area Public Library, 67 W. Washington Street, Bradford, PA. Includes story, craft, snack, and social interaction. Geared toward preK children, accommodates infants and toddlers. For more information, contact Bradford Area Public Library at 814-362-6527

BIRTHS SON, Feb. 16, to Kate and Dave Feely, Bradford, PA. DAUGHTER, Feb. 17, to Tiffany and Christopher McCormick, Bradford, PA. DAUGHTER, Feb. 21, to Katrina and Cory Placer, Bradford, PA.

MARCH 2014 MAR. 1 - APR. 12: Zumba in the Morning 8-8:45am, Saturdays 5th Floor Ballroom, Seneca Building, 2 Main Street, Bradford, PA. Zumba with popular instructor Brittany Rose. Cost: $45. 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 MAR. 2: YMCA Polar Bear Series Run/Walk Registration 12-12:45pm, race 1pm 10K Run and 4-Mile Walk Bradford YMCA, 59 Boylston Street, Bradford, PA. The Southern Tier’s only winter outdoor running/walking series. Single race participants: pre-registration – Y members: $15, public $20. Day of event registration: Y members and public: $25. For more information contact the Bradford YMCA at 814-368-6101. Chapeau Tea 1:30-3:30pm Bradford Area Public Library, 67 W. Washington Street, Bradford, PA. Tickets available at the library: $15 adult, $10 children ages 5 and above. For more information, contact the Bradford Area Public Library at 814-362-6527. MAR. 3 Independent Film Series: Doonby (PG-13) 5:30pm Bradford Main Street Movie House, 123 Main Street, Bradford, PA. Admission: $7.

Bradford TOPS # Article submitted The weekly meeting of Top’s #16 was held on Thursday, February 20th, at the Presbyterian Church with leader Vickie Johnson calling the meeting to order with the Top’s Pledge. There were 25 members weighing in with a loss of 32 1/2 lb. Best Loser of the Week was Carol Zeigler. Best Loser in Waiting and Officer of the Week was Silvana Reed . The Secretary’s report was given by Sue Della Valle and the Treasurer’s report was given by Anna Wells. Inspirations were given by Bev Hannon and the Household Hint by Sue Della Valle. Vickie Johnson read “Healthy Tips on Sweet Potatoes and Mango”, and also questions on “Cooking for One or Two”, with a discussion that followed. Bev Hannon gave the program on “Fifty ways to save Calories”. A reminder to members: Be thinking about new officers for 2104 to be elected on March 6th at the meeting. The meeting was adjourned with the Top’s Prayer and the Friendship Circle.

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Bradford Journal Photo Zackarah Carey 11, looks up from his work at the computer, February 24th, in Mr. Thompson’s fifth grade classroom, at School Street Elementary School. He is playing Spirit Animals, a social guidance program.

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ON THE HEALTHY SIDE Help Kids Have Healthy Minds, Healthy Mouths (NAPSI)—The National Education Association (NEA) revs up more than 45 million readers—young and old— every year through Seuss-tastic events that encourage children to be in the company of a good book. This year, NEA is encouraging children to pick up a book AND a toothbrush. Why encourage brushing? Here’s a statistic that may be a surprise to many: American students miss more than 51 million hours of school every year because of oral health problems. That means a loss of critical instruction time—especially in early grades where reading skills are an important focus and one of the building blocks of future learning. “NEA’s Read Across America has been successful in cultivating a nation of readers because we help kids see how much fun reading can be,” said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. How Educators Are Helping NEA, the leader in advocating for children’s literacy, is teaming up with Renaissance Dental through its awardwinning Read Across America program to deliver a very important message: 2 x 2 + 20 = good oral health and literacy habits. What’s the reason behind this equation? Asking children to brush for two minutes, two times per day, plus read for 20 minutes each day, allows for a daily total of 24 minutes focused on good oral health and reading skills. And that allows parents and educators to help children address oral health and reading. Here’s what parents can do to help foster a love of reading—and good oral hygiene: • Boost oral care through books. As kids read and learn about the benefits of good oral hygiene, attitudes about brushing and flossing will improve. Try sharing titles like the Dr. Seuss classic “The Tooth Book,” or titles like “Make Way for Tooth Decay” and “Open Wide: Tooth School Inside.” • Make the trip to the dentist a more positive experience with books. Titles featuring familiar characters can help relieve the anxiety often associated with visiting the dentist and get kids used to the idea of regular dental checkups. • Find a fun short poem and teach kids to recite it in their heads as they brush. Rhyming verse can be an effective timekeeper when it comes to helping kids brush for two minutes twice a

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-by Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Q. It seems like more and more people are trying Tai Chi. Does this kind of slow exercise really have any health benefits? A: Tai Chi (pronounced tie-chee), which originated in China as a martial art, is today practiced mostly as an exercise to promote balance and healing. Both Tai Chi and a similar activity called Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) include slow, flowing, dance-like motions and may also include sitting or standing meditation postures. These practices are often referred to as “moving meditation,” because as participants slowly move through the poses, they also focus on deep breathing and mental awareness. A review of 67 randomized controlled trials of Tai Chi or Qigong concluded that these activities showed benefits after 8 to 12 weeks for heart health (especially blood pressure), bone health and balance (especially among those who were sedentary or at risk of falls). This analysis found the evidence for help with weight control inconclusive. The greatest overall benefit is seen when comparing those who practice Tai Chi or Qigong to people who are sedentary or do stretching exercise only. Research is currently looking at how these gentle types of activity may benefit those who have obstacles to more demanding exercise, including people with osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis) of the knee and some cancer survivors. An analysis of studies on knee osteoarthritis shows short-term benefits reducing pain and stiffness and improving physical functioning. Studies of Tai Chi for cancer survivors so far have been small, but suggest improvements in anxiety, depression and fatigue. Physical benefit may vary with length of program, initial level of fitness and other factors.

Displaying French Jewry Past And Present

Bradford Journal Photo At Bradford’s Temple Beth El display, during this year’s One World Cultural Festival, Larry Lawson, local lay Rabbi, discusses French Jewry with student Sarah Bova, of Bradford. The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford presented the festival on Campus, February 22nd.

day! “By making twice-daily brushing and daily reading parts of a child’s regular routine, we can start to instill good habits early on,” said Rob Mulligan, president and CEO of Renaissance Dental. Learn More: You can find further facts at and For more about NEA’s Read Across America and how you can get involved, visit www.nea. org/readacross. For more on the link between oral health and literacy, check out You can join in on the conversation at @NEAMedia and #neareads.



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Ms. Gingerich Working With Her Students

Bradford Journal Photo Ms. Gingerich works with a table of her fifth grade students, February 14th at School Street Elementary School. From the left front, clockwise around are Kaulier Fuller 11, Devon Sweet 10, Alannah Lindquist-Steele 10, Brookelyn Teeter 10, Jordan Ward 10, and Ms. Gingerich. They were working at this week’s reading unit.

Fast Math Application

Bradford Journal Photo Gabby Vobornik 11 looks back at us from her computer station in Ms. Gingerich’s room at School Street Elementary School, February 24th. She is using the Fast Math application to improve her skills at multiplication.

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Top Five Tips For Spotting Fraud (NAPSI)—Investors can sometimes overlook signs that indicate an offer really is too good to be true. This can leave them vulnerable to fraud and financial predators. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is the federal government agency that regulates the commodity and security futures, commodity options, swaps, and retail foreign currency exchange markets. It also works to protect the public from fraud, manipulation, and abusive practices in the highly volatile, complex and risky commodity futures and options markets. To help, it offers the following “top five tips” on how to spot fraud. Much of this material was developed from research conducted by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. • What’s the rush? Investors should be cautious any time they are pressured or rushed into making a decision about an investment opportunity. Is the offer described as being good for only a limited time or in a limited quantity? Are you being led to believe you are part of a special group being notified? Take time to evaluate the offer and don’t al-

low yourself to be rushed into making any financial decision. Most legitimate offers will be there tomorrow. • Favors are rarely free. When the person on the other end of the trade offers to do a “small favor” for you in return for a big favor, it may be a ploy to distract you from the business at hand. It’s best to stay focused on the opportunity, not to look for bargains. • Beware of the “Phantom Riches” tactic. This is when a con artist dangles the prospect of unrealistic wealth, enticing you with something you want but can’t have. Consumers should consider whether the salesperson is dangling incredible returns or guarantees. It’s important to remember that all investments carry some risk. • Selling credibility. This is when the con artist tries to build credibility by appearing successful, claiming affiliation with a reputable organization or touting a special credential or experience. A seller may have a corner office, framed diplomas or certificates and wear an expensive suit, but appearances really can be deceiving. Check out the seller’s actual qualifications. • Watch out for third-party endorse-

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Key Facts About Selective Service Registration (NAPSI)—Young men in the United States often find turning 18 can bring a number of opportunities. It also brings an important obligation-registering with Selective Service. Registration is mandated by the federal government and is required in order to be eligible for college loans, federal jobs and more. To help make the process more understandable, here are some key questions and answers. Q. Who must register with the Selective Service and when must they register? A. All young men, including immigrants, regardless of their status, are required to register within 30 days of their 18th birthday. Immigrants who arrive after their 18th birthday must register within 30 days of their arrival if younger than 26. Q. In addition to being in compliance with the law, are there benefits to registering? A. Proof of registration is required when applying for federal college loans and grants, including Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Direct Stafford Loans/PLUS Loans, National Direct Student Loans, and College Work-Study. Registration is also required for federal jobs, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) makes registration with Selective Service a condition for U.S. citizenship if the man first arrived in the U.S. before his 26th birthday.

It is also necessary for jobs with many state and municipal governments as well as government contractors. Some states even require it when applying for a driver’s license. Q. Can failing to register bring penalties? A. Yes. A man who fails to register may, if prosecuted and convicted, face a fine of up to $250,000 and/or a prison term of up to five years. Q. Is registration difficult or complicated? A. Over the past few years, registration has become increasingly convenient. Many find the easiest and fastest way to register is to register online at www. However, a valid Social Security Number is required for online registration. Those who do not have a Social Security Number must register at a U.S. post office. Selective Service “mail-back” registration forms are available at any U.S. post office. Those living overseas may register at any U.S. Embassy or consular office. It is also possible to register when applying for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA form). Simply check “Register Me” on Box #22 of the form. In addition, some high schools have a staff member or teacher appointed as a Selective Service Registrar who can assist with the registration process. To learn more, visit:

Page 12 Bradford Journal & Miner Thursday, February 27, 2014 Reasons to Reduce According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average human body only requires about 220 milligrams of sodium per day. However, most Americans take in more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium within that time frame. By taking action to reduce sodium consumption now, you can lessen your chance of developing one of the following harmful associations:  According to a study from the Harvard School of Public Health, salt is connected to one in 10 deaths in the U.S.  New research from Georgia Regents University reveals teens are now consuming twice the recommended amount of sodium per day, and that there is a direct association between this and adolescent obesity.  Hypertension, heart attack, stroke and premature death can all be attributed to a high sodium diet, according to the American Heart Association.  A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that children who become addicted to high-sodium foods at a young age increase their risk for developing hypertension later in life.  On a global scale, hypertension is linked to more than 34 million deaths each year.  Research conducted by the World Cancer Research Fund reports a reduction in high-sodium foods can reduce the chance of developing stomach cancer.



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Sloppy Joes Yield: 8 sandwiches Sodium per serving: 110 mg 1 pound of extra-lean ground beef or turkey 1 onion, small diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeno, minced 1 red pepper, small diced 1 1/2 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon molasses 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon mustard powder 3/4 teaspoon Salt for Life Sea Salt Blend Black pepper, cracked 8 whole-wheat hamburger buns Brown meat and onion in large saute pan. Strain remaining fat and juices from pan. Add garlic, jalapeno and red pepper; cook about 5 minutes more. Stir in remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to simmer and cook 5 to 10 more minutes. Scoop 1/2-cup portion onto each bun and serve.

Chicken Noodle Soup Yield: 6 to 8 (1-cup) servings Sodium per serving: 350 mg 1 medium onion, small diced 3 large celery stalks, small diced 2 large carrots, small diced 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 pound chicken breasts, 1 inch diced 1 teaspoon basil, dried 1/4 teaspoon rosemary, dried 1/4 teaspoon thyme, dried 1 tablespoon corn starch 2 teaspoons sugar 2 quarts unsalted chicken stock 1/2 pound farfalle noodles 1/4 cup fresh parsley, rough chopped 4 teaspoons Salt for Life Sea Salt Blend Brown onion, celery, carrots and butter in large sauce pot, about 5 minutes. Sear diced chicken in pan with vegetable mixture, about 5 minutes. Add basil, rosemary and thyme. Combine corn starch, sugar and 1/2 cup of chicken stock, stir and set aside. Add remaining chicken stock. Bring entire mixture to a boil. Whisk in stock, corn starch and sugar mixture. Add farfalle, boil for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to simmer and continue to cook 5 to 10 minutes. Finish with parsley and Salt for Life.

Lemon-Basil Salmon with Whole Wheat Farfalle Yield: 4 servings Sodium per serving: 330 mg 1/2 pound whole-wheat farfalle pasta 1/2 teaspoon Salt for Life Sea Salt Blend 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, cracked 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 4 (4-ounce) pieces of salmon 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 3 tablespoons capers 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh Zest of one lemon 2 cups spinach Boil pasta according to directions, approximately 10 minutes. Strain pasta from water, season and toss with 1/4 teaspoon Salt for Life, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, garlic and olive oil. Heat non-stick saute pan on medium-high heat with vegetable oil. Season salmon with 1/4 teaspoon Salt for Life and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook in pan until about medium to mediumrare (5 to 7 minutes). Combine pasta mixture, basil, capers, lemon juice and zest. Portion 1/2 cup spinach on top of 1/4 pasta mixture onto plate, mounded in center. Top pasta with 1 piece of salmon.

Chocolate Cookie Brownies Yield: 2 dozen cookies Sodium per serving: 18 mg per cookie 3 cups powdered sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon Salt for Life Sea Salt Blend 1 large egg 2 large egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons cocoa nibs 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk powdered sugar, cocoa powder and Salt for Life together in large bowl. Whisk egg, egg whites and vanilla into powdered sugar mixture and continue to fold in cocoa nibs and chocolate. Spoon tablespoon-sized portions onto parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 14 to 16 minutes.

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THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! February 18: Twice Born R Nurse Jackie: Season Five TV-MA Dracula: Reborn Not Rated Strawberry Short-

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All Wifed Out Not Rated Bottled Up Not Rated Deliverance From Evil Not Rated Fists of Legend Not Rated Mortal Enemies R Random Acts of Violence Not Rated Summit Not Rated Pompeii: The Doomed City Not Rated UFC 167: Georges StPierre vs. Hendricks Not Rated Batman: Shadows of Gotham Not Rated Silent Night, Bloody Night: The Homecoming Not Rated Garfield Show: It’s Showtime!

Not Rated Peter Rabbit Not Rated February 25: Gravity PG-13 Thor: Dark World PG-13 Mr. Nobody R Nebraska R Blue is the Warmest Color Not Rated Bullet Not Rated Ice Soldiers R Pulling Strings PG Amber Alert R Jailbait Not Rated Scarecrow Not Rated Sword of the Assassin Not Rated

Edge of Salvation Not Rated Holla II Not Rated Last Stand of the 300 and Other Famous Greek Battles Not Rated Wait R WWE: Royal Rumble 2014

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What You Should Know About Taxes And Social Security Benefits Will your tax bill this year include taxes on your Social Security benefits? About 55 million people receive monthly Social Security payments, and some of them pay taxes on up to 85 percent of those benefits, depending on their financial situation. Will you have to ante up to Uncle Sam when you begin to collect Social Security? If you’re not certain – or if you’re currently being taxed on your benefits – the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) offers advice on ways to minimize your tax hit . Determine When to Take Payments Before thinking about taxes, the first step is to figure out the best time to start collecting Social Security to make the most of your benefit. While 65 was once the universal age when people left work and began collecting Social Security and other pension benefits, that is no longer the case. Today, the Social Security “full retirement” age for those born in 1937 or before is 65, but it rises gradually for those born in later years, topping out at 67 for anyone born after 1959. If you qualify for benefits and are planning when to begin taking them, be aware that the longer you wait the higher the monthly payment you will receive. You can start your benefits as early as 62, but the amount you receive will be less than what you would get at full retirement age. If you hold out until age 70, however, you will get a yearly percentage increase to your benefits based on the year you were born. When you reach age 70 your benefits no longer continue to increase, even if you continue to delay taking them. Since the average lifespan is lengthening, you may want to consider delaying your benefits so that you receive the highest amount when you need it. Your decision will, of course, be affected by numerous factors that include your financial situation and your health. Your CPA can help you determine what’s best for you. Know How and When Social Security Is Taxed If your benefits are your sole income, it’s unlikely you will owe taxes on them. If you receive any other income or take distributions from some retirement plans, however, you may have to pay taxes on your Social Security benefits. There’s a relatively simple calculation to find out if your benefits are taxable. Begin by taking the total benefit you receive each year and dividing it in half. For example, say you receive $14,400 annually in Social Security benefits. One-half would be $7,200. Add that amount plus any nontaxable interest, such as interest from certain state or municipal bonds, to your adjusted gross income. Now compare it to what is called your “base amount.” The current base amount is $25,000 for those who are single, head of household, or a qualifying widow or widower, and $32,000 for mar-

ried people filing jointly. Income above that base amount may be taxable. Adopt Smart Strategies One strategy to minimize or eliminate the taxes you might pay on your Social Security benefits is to try to rely on a mix of taxable and nontaxable income. The distribution you take from a traditional IRA will be taxable, for example, and thus included in the income you compare against your base amount. On the other hand, a qualified distribution from a Roth IRA is tax free, as is a withdrawal from a nonretirement savings account. With that in mind, you may want to build a retirement

portfolio that includes some nontaxable income. Your CPA Can Help Your Social Security income, and the taxes you may pay on it, is one consideration in your overall retirement plan. Your local CPA can help you create a retirement savings program aimed at producing the most available income in retirement and minimizing your tax bite. Be sure to turn to him or her with all your financial questions. To find a CPA in Pennsylvania by location or area of expertise, visit www.

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Bradford Journal Photo “Thirty feet equals how many inches,” asks Mr. Thompson, of his fifth grade classroom, February 24th. Thompson who is responsible for two fifth grade math groups at School Street Elementary School is working with his students on converting distance measurements. (See video in the photo gallery.)

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Bradford Journal Photo Fifth grade students Zach Frampton 11, on the left, and Zach Grove 11 on the right, spend some free-time on computers in Mr. Thompson’s classroom at School Street Elementary School, February 24th. They are working on an application named “Animal Spirits” that helps them learn how to work together.

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Easy Ways To Develop And Stick To Healthy Habits (NAPSI)—A few small changes in your life can help you squeeze in some exercise and make better-for-you food choices. Consider making small adjustments to existing routines to form new habits that you can stick with for the long term. Here’s how: • When time is tight, try to work in a 10-minute power walk three times a day, you will be invigorated and meet your daily goals. • For healthier, more delicious salads and smoothies, just add strawberries and blueberries. Three servings a week of these antioxidant-rich fruits can help protect your heart. • To get more out of your workout, just add dynamic moves such as jumping jacks and high kicks to the beginning of your session. They activate the muscles you’ll use later in your routine. • To have a meal that’s both good for you and delicious, simply add Tyson Grilled & Ready chicken to a favorite salad. To find simple and delicious recipesmost under 500 calories-and more tips go to and click on the “Just Add This” tab. Tyson Foods also offers an opportunity to share how you’ve been making smarter food choices through the “Just Add This” recipe contest. Contest entrants submit a recipe they’ve improved by adding Grilled & Ready chicken or by taking an existing recipe made with the chicken and adding a good-for-you ingredient. The winner gets an all-expense-paid weekend for two to a Taste of Home Cooking School. A delicious dish such as Mexicana Chicken in Crispy Tortilla Bowls can be easy to create and great to eat when you’re looking for a fun and easy twist to healthful meal options. To inspire yourself, consider this recipe, made with the 100 percent all natural and 97 percent fat-free Grilled & Ready chicken. The fully cooked chicken allows for less prep time, while still giving you the ability to create a delicious homemade meal. Mexicana Chicken in Crispy Tortilla Bowls Serving: 6 2 cups Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips 6 8-inch flour tortillas 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ cup onion, diced ½ cup celery, diced 29 ounces diced tomatoes with green chilies 14.5 ounces black beans, rinsed, drained 1 teaspoon cumin, ground 1 teaspoon chili powder ¾ cup fat-free sour cream 1 teaspoon cilantro, chopped Cooking Instructions: 1. Prepare Tyson Grilled & Ready

Chicken Breast Strips according to package instructions. 2. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 6 10-ounce ovenproof custard cups with nonstick cooking spray; place on cookie sheet. 3. Place tortillas on microwavable plate, cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave on high for 20-30 seconds or until very soft. Spray one side of each tortilla with nonstick cooking spray. Center tortillas over cups, coated side up. Press into cups so top edges are even and against side of each cup to make bowl as large as possible. Bake on bottom oven rack for 15 minutes or until tortillas are stiff enough to hold their shape. Remove tortilla bowls from cups, place on cookie sheet. Return to oven and bake 3 minutes longer or until


browned and stiff. Remove tortilla bowls from cookie sheet; place on wire rack. 4. Heat olive oil in an 8-quart stock pot over medium-high until the oil is hot. Add the onions and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. 5. Add the tomatoes, black beans, chicken strips, cumin, chili powder. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. 6. Ladle into the 6 tortilla bowls. Garnish each with a dollop of sour cream and chopped cilantro. Learn more about Tyson Grilled & Ready products at, and find it in the grocer’s refrigerated section and freezer aisle in a space-saving bag with the same amount of great grilled taste.

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Cat Litter—A Surprising Solution For Winter Woes (NAPSI)—When the weather outside gets frightful, many consumers will be glad to know that there’s a cat-care product that can provide an answer to many winter problems—cat litter. Even those who don’t own a pet may find they can put a bag of cat litter to work in unexpected ways. Here are some tips. • Add weight to rear-wheel-drive cars for more stability: For those cars with rear-wheel drive, putting several bags of cat litter in the trunk of your car will add weight and help maneuverability in tricky snow situations. Litter can be purchased in bulk in large bags ranging from 10 to 30 pounds in weight or more. Select the quantity and size that’s right for the size of your vehicle. • Create traction for your car in the snow: Keep a bag of cat litter in the trunk of your car so you’re prepared in the event of a slippery situation. If your car is stuck or the wheels are spinning, pour the litter around your wheels to give them the traction they need to get you out of the snow. To help your tires get a grip, try a conventional non-clumping clay litter, such as Cat’s Pride Premium Fresh & Clean. Plus, as an added bonus, it will help keep your trunk smelling fresh. • Soak up that winter thaw: Eventually, the ice and snow around your home will begin to thaw. Unfortunately, that first promise of spring can often leave you with small leaks and large puddles of water. mium or Jonny Cat Original conventional The good news is that once again cat litter non-clumping cat litter to soak up leaks can be used to handle the problem. and spills. They offer great absorption Try sprinkling some Cat’s Pride Pre-

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Denver Hashbrown Omelet FAMILY FEATURES

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nly one meal has the power to pull even the most tired souls from the comfort of their beds — a delicious, satisfying and beautiful brunch. With its prime positioning between breakfast and lunch, brunch has quite a following of hungry fans. Whether celebrating a special occasion or “just because,” whether it’s an upscale or laid-back theme you’re after, brunch is an event in itself that brings people together with much anticipation. A savory selection For hosts who like to dabble in the classic morning components of eggs, hashbrowns and other breakfast fare, there are plenty of delicious recipes to serve up. Take this recipe for Denver Hashbrown Omelet, which supplies all the comforts of the diner-menu staple but is very easy to make at home as the Hashbrowns from Hungry Jack® are ready to use, fully-seasoned and can be easily stored in your pantry. New take on an old favorite For a hearty, American spin on an Italian favorite, you’ll adore the simplicity of this recipe for Skillet Hashbrown Frittata. This golden, delicious egg dish features mouthwatering turkey sausage, melted American cheese and Hungry Jack® Original Hashbrowns. These easy-to-serve, shredded potatoes are made with 100 percent Idaho Potatoes, cook perfectly crispy every time and can be used in a number of different meals — even those beyond the brunch table. Sweet and special While savory meals certainly have their place at brunch, a sweet dish is a great complement and the perfect addition for a well-rounded menu. Look for recipes that combine the elements of sweet and salty, like this dish for Potato Cheese and Apple Tarts. Fresh red delicious apples, gooey Smoked Gouda or Jack cheese and the creamy, homemade taste of Hungry Jack® Mashed Potatoes meld together for bite after delectable bite.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Yield: 8 servings 1 carton (4.2 ounces) Hungry Jack ® Premium Hashbrown Potatoes No-stick cooking spray 1 tablespoon butter 1 chopped onion, about 1 1/2 cups 1 diced green bell pepper, about 1 cup 8 eggs 1/2 cup milk (whole or 2 percent) 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup diced cooked ham Preheat oven to 450°F. Spray 9-by13-inch pan with no-stick cooking spray. Fill hashbrown carton to fill line with hot water. Let stand 12 minutes. Drain any excess water. Heat skillet over medium heat and add butter. After butter melts, add onion and bell pepper, and cook for 5 minutes. Whisk together eggs and milk in large mixing bowl. Add salt, potatoes, cheese, ham and vegetables; mix to combine. Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked through and starting to brown.


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Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Yield: 12 servings (24 tarts) 1 1/3 cups Hungry Jack ® Mashed Potato Flakes 1 1/4 cups water 3 tablespoon butter, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup milk 1 cup shredded Smoked Gouda or Jack cheese 1 box (14 ounces) refrigerated pie crust, brought to room temperature 1 halved, cored and thinly sliced red delicious apple 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons chopped chives Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat water, 2 tablespoons of butter and salt to boiling in medium pot. Remove from heat, and stir in milk and mashed potato flakes with fork until smooth. Add shredded Gouda or Jack cheese and stir until melted. Cut pie crusts into 24 circles about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Using mini-muffin tin (with cups the size of 1 3/4-by-1-inch), place one pastry circle into each of 24 muffin cups, pressing slightly. Spoon about one tablespoon potato and cheese filling into each cup. Place in oven and bake until pastry edges are golden brown, about 12 to 14 minutes. In small pan, melt remaining tablespoon of butter. Add apple slices and saute until just tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in brown sugar and cook one more minute. When apple slices are cooled enough to handle, place a slice into each cup at an angle, trimming to fit if necessary. Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve.

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1 carton (4.2 ounces) Hungry Jack ® Original Hashbrown Potatoes 4 turkey sausage patties or 6 links 6 slices turkey bacon 8 eggs 1/4 cup milk 1/2 to 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce, based on brand of hot sauce or to taste Pinch ground black pepper 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup diced onion 4 slices or 2/3 cup shredded American or cheddar cheese Fill hashbrowns carton to fill line with hottest tap water. Let stand 12 minutes. Drain any excess water. Cook turkey sausage and bacon according to package directions. Crumble or chop. Whisk eggs, milk, hot sauce and black pepper in bowl. Melt butter in 10- or 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened. Spread hashbrowns evenly in pan and part-way up sides. Cook without stirring until light golden brown and crisp on one side, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle crumbled sausage and bacon over potatoes. Pour eggs evenly over and arrange cheese on top. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low; cook until eggs are set in center and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Serve from pan or slide onto platter, then cut into wedges.

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CHRONOLOGICAL LISTINGS Engagements, Marriages, Births & Deaths


BOBENRIETH/ ATKINS Sabrina Lynn Bobenrieth, daughter of Terry Bobenrieth and Carol Franklin of Eldred, PA, and Aaron Michael Atkins, son of Kenneth Kervin of Bradford, PA, and the late Kathy Kervin, have announced their plan to wed. An Aug. 23 ceremony will be held at the Open Arms Church in Bradford. The couple resides in Bradford, PA.

Rixford have announced the engagement of their son, Jeremy Bennett of Washington, Pa., to Jennifer Collins of Washington, daughter of Christine Collins and the late Norman Collins. A July 4 ceremony is planned. MARRIAGES: (None) BIRTHS:

Feb. 16, 2014: SON, to Kate and Dave Feely, Bradford, PA. DAUGHTER, to Andrea and Jacob Yingling, Port AlleCOLLINS/ gany, PA. BENNETT Dana and Mary Feb., 17, 2014: Lou Bennett of DAUGHTER, to

Tiffany and Christopher McCormick, Bradford, PA. Feb., 18, 2014: SON, to Ashlee Lewis and Kevin Dienes, Lewis Run, PA. SON, to Brigitte Prescott and Adam Evans, Duke Center, PA. SON, to Elizabeth Hettrick Legere and Mark Legere, Allegany, NY. Feb., 19, 2014: DAUGHTER, to Jessica Marlett and Paul Myszka, Olean, NY. DAUGHTER, to Lynn and John Neeson, Olean, NY. FEB. 21, 2014: DAUGHTER, to Katrina andCory

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Bradford, Rudolf, 92, of Ben Hur, VA, formerly of Bon Air, VA, and DEATHS: Smethport, PA. FEB. 16, 2014: FEB. 1, 2014: BRIDGE, Court- RENSEL, Naomi ney Lee, 29, of R., 77, formerly of 14 Erickson Drive, Winchester,VA. Bradford, PA FEB. 6, 2014: PLATKO, Darren FEB. 17, 2014: GloM., 31, of Norfolk, BUSHEY, ria M., 83, of 198 VA. Shady Drive, FEB. 14, 2014: GIGLIOTTI, Rich- Ridgway,PA. ard P. “Zink” Gigli- BJORKQUIST, otti, 85, of Olean, Karl R., 60, of 302 Madison Ave., N.Y Ridgway, PA. BENINCASA, Dwayne A. Benin- WHEELER, Lowell casa, 55, of Brad- S. “Hank”, of Red Hill, formerly of ford, PA. West Creek Road, FEB. 15, 2014: KELLER, Earl J., 77, Emporium,PA of 146 Rambler APPLEBY, Richard Road, St. Marys, E. Jr., 51 of 8 Elm St., Bradford, PA. PA. GALLUP, Arthur FEB. 18, 2014:


ARIES - (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) Try to guard against a skill or talent you possess being taken for granted. TAURUS - (Apr. 20 - May 20) This week, balance between trepidation and excitement gets made in excitement’s favor. GEMINI - (May 21 - June 20) A plan isn’t going off the rails. It is becoming clearer with time and will soon be ready to implement. CANCER - (June 21 - July 22) This week, an opportunity presents itself to take a calculated risk. Although it involves a heart, the risk is long overdue. LEO - (July 23, - Aug. 22) There is something in your world that requires swift action on your part. VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) There is willingness on the part of others to help this week. Don’t be too quick to disregard it. LIBRA - (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) There’s something you need to face and resolve. SCORPIO - (Oct. 23, - Nov. 21) The cosmos has serious plans to make life a bit less of a serious thing for you. This week kicks off a process to do precisely that and all you need to do is be willing to embrace it. SAGITTARIUS - (Nov. 22 - Dec. 20) This week, you receive help you need and look set to be surprised at how easily this can be achieved. CAPRICORN - (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) What someone thinks or feels is about to made clear to you.Your biggest challenge this week surrounds seeing this as a positive step forward. AQUARIUS - (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) There’s something you want and need others to be aware of and that’s the opportunity presenting itself now. PISCES - (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) It’s time to be released from one or two responsibilities you’re not responsible for. It’s time for certain people in your world to think for themselves.


Robert C. “Robin” Starkweather, 71, formerly of Lewis Run, PA, and Tampa,FL. HAYNOSKI, Patricia M, 48, of DuBois, PA, formerly of Bradford,

PA. KALTENBACH, Donald 89, of 10 Division St., Mount Jewett, PA. NUZZO, Jo “Tootsie”, 75, of 468 W. Washington St., Bradford, PA. FEB. 19, 2014: MEYER, Arthur E., 84, of 1122 S. Michael Rd., St. Marys, PA. FEB. 20, 2014: STOKES, Dale A., 70, of Genesee, PA. HANEL, DeWayne H., 88, of Shinglehouse, PA. JONES,Thomas R. ,77, of 309 Greeves St., Kane, PA. FEB. 21, 2014: COY, Russell E. “Russ”, 81, of South Ave., formerly of WilliamsStreet, Bradford, PA. JACKSON, Jeffrey A., 57, of Bradford, formerly Emlenton, PA.


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Bradford Journal Photo David Niegowski 11 uses the Fast Math Application to improve his skills, February 24th, in Ms. Gingerich’s classroom at School Street Elementary School. He tells us that keyboard entry slows him down.

Bradford Journal Photo During free time in Ms. Gingerich’s fifth grade classroom, at School Street Elementary School, February 24th, students work at various topics. Kaulier Fuller 11, at the left, reads Time for Kids, while Jordan Ward 10, at the right, works on spelling words associated with this week’s reading lesson.

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JUST PASSING TIME THEME: “WICKED WEATHER” ACROSS: 1. Hesitates 6. Cranberry habitat 9. ____ Cola 13. Tropical vine 14. Hole punching tool 15. “_____’s Heroes” 16. Type of window 17. “Young” prefix 18. *_____ warning system for tsunamis 19. *Twists around an eye 21. *Polar ______ 23. To boot 24. Long, long time 25. Communications regulator 28. *Like frostbitten fingers 30. Snake, usually 35. Porcine fat 37. Hawk’s aerie, e.g. 39. Japanese animation 40. Popular threelayer cookie 41. Delivery bird? 43. Singles 44. Out in the open

10. Princess Fiona, at night 11. Mineral residue 12. Take your pick 15. Lifting injury 20. People, places and things 22. Goes with “aah” 24. Let off the hook 25. *Spring threat 26. Turn pumpkin into Jack-o-Lantern 27. Native American people in parts of Canada 29. Boundary line 31. *Winter bank matter 32. Biblical mount 33. Make corrections 34. The defense _____ 36. Small town or hamlet 38. Test choice 42. Designing Calvin 45. Local in a colDOWN: lege bar 1. Eastern ____ 49. Black __ event 2. Ethereal 51. Type of sausage 3. Flock member 54. Slumbered 4. Genuflected 56. Jack Black’s Li5. Old West hangout bre 6. Misery cause 57. *Lightning can (Crossword Solution on page 15) 7. Be obliged cause this 8. *Stops wind from 58. “Breaking Bad” 60. Facilitate 63. Donald and 66. Repeated at ralnipping fingers 61. Cut the crop Ivana, e.g. lies victim 9. *Wear a heavy 59. Profit 62. *Outburst 64. Siesta one in winter storm 46. Twelfth month of Jewish civil year 47. Poverty 48. Joseph Stalin, e.g. 50. Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ show 52. Dog tags, e.g. 53. Solomon-like 55. H+, e.g. 57. *Tornado visual 60. Swell 64. Japanese-American 65. Victorian time, e.g. 67. Mountaineer’s tool 68. Mountain ridge 69. “Swan Lake” steps 70. Fossil fuel rock deposit 71. Chipper 72. CafÈ alternative 73. Christian virtue, pl.


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Five Days to a Fitter, Healthier You (Family Features) If kicking off a lifechanging fitness and nutrition program seems daunting, try taking smaller steps to make it feel more manageable. Knowing just where to start can be the biggest hurdle, but once you’re on your way, you’ll find yourself on the path to new healthy habits before you know it. Breaking down a whole new lifestyle into week-by-week chunks will not only let you ease in gradually, but also allow you to make meaningful changes right from the start. Begin by charting out a week-long plan that will make you more conscious of how you approach important elements of your program including muscle toning, cardio and making nutritious food choices. Here’s a five-day schedule to get you started: Monday: Start the Week Strong - Kick off the week with a medicine ball workout, which is a great way to work various muscles all at once. Try using a medicine ball with exercises that you’re already familiar with, such as push-ups, lunges or squats, or look up demo videos online to learn some new ways to use the medicine ball. Tuesday: Turn it Up - Running is a great form of exercise, but it’s important to mix up your cardio workouts to help prevent injury and become stronger overall. Grab your friends and try a cardio-focused class, such as Zumba. Wednesday: Spruce Up Your Fruit Working out is key to keeping fit, but so is maintaining a healthy diet. When shopping for snacks, make smart choices that taste delicious, such as Dole Fruit in Jars, which provide five servings of all natural,

fresh fruit. Try pairing with Daisy Cottage Cheese to spruce up your fruit for a tasty parfait. Simply combine Dole Sliced Peaches, Daisy Low Fat Cottage Cheese and sliced almonds in a small bowl, then drizzle with honey and enjoy. Thursday: Multi-task - Just because you’re catching up on your favorite TV show doesn’t mean you can’t work out. Clear some space between the couch and TV so you can watch while you do pushups, crunches, jumping jacks and squats. For extra motivation, leave your fitness tools near the television as a daily reminder. Friday: Give Yourself a Star - Gold stars aren’t just for classrooms. At the end of

the week, mark each day that you exercised with a star on your calendar. Whether you went for a run, hit the gym or went for a walk with friends, the calendar will be a visual reminder of how often you’ve been working out, and will encourage you to keep going. Remember, setting a long-term goal, such as running a marathon or dropping two dress sizes, can help keep you motivated over time, but also remember to celebrate your first mile run or your first five-pound loss. Keep tackling your new program one week at a time, and your goals will easily become reality. Visit for additional snacking ideas to get you on your way to a healthier you.

Is Your Child Going Through Puberty Too Soon? What You Need To Know (NAPSI)—Puberty is a time when the body of young boys and girls begins to change into that of young men and women. Children go through puberty at different times, however; on average, boys begin puberty around age 12 and girls begin puberty around age 10. But what happens when puberty begins too soon? If your child shows signs of puberty before age 9 in boys and age 8 in girls, it is considered precocious puberty. The most common type of precocious puberty is known as Central Precocious Puberty (CPP). According to the National Institutes of Health, roughly 3 million children in the U.S. are affected by precocious puberty, and it is 10 times more common in girls than boys. Some symptoms of CPP include: In Boys (appears before age 9): • Deepening voice

• Enlarged testicles and penis • Pubic or underarm hair • Acne In Girls (appears before age 8): • Breast growth

of puberty, it may not mean that he or she has CPP. However, if you are concerned about the early development of your child, it is important to talk with your child’s doctor. Only a qualified health care provider is able to accurately diagnose CPP. CPP Community: Cookies For A Cause

To educate parents and health care providers about CPP, the National Associa• Menstruation tion of School Nurses in partnership with AbbVie created www.CookiesforCPP. • Pubic or underarm hair com. On the site, visitors can watch an educational video, take a CPP quiz, sign • Acne up for CPP updates and share the page link. Each time someone spreads the word While puberty is part of normal devel- about CPP using the available tools, Abopment, children with CPP are at increased bVie adds cookies to the virtual cookie jar. risk of not reaching their projected adult When the jar reaches 10,000 cookies, Abheight. bVie will make a donation to the National Association of School Nurses. Partnering With Your Child’s Doctor To learn more about CPP, please visit Even if your child is showing early signs

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Get In The Zone (NAPSI)—You may be better able to win the race for (storage) space with your closet, if you heed a few hints. Although everyone’s closet storage dilemmas vary, a systematic method of organizing your stuff can lead to the highest level of efficiency. Besides, when your closet is clutter free, your mornings can run more smoothly, giving you the right mind-set to tackle the day. • As you begin to sort through the contents of your closet, remember the 80/20 rule: You wear 20 percent of your clothes 80 percent of the time. The rest just takes up valuable, reachable space. • Arrange your collection by category, grouping shirts, pants, suits, dresses and so on. Depending on the nature of your ward- robe, you can also separate casual clothes from those you wear to work or on special occasions. • Add a center tower of shelving on each wall for frequently used items. It creates a place for folded things such as T-shirts, sweaters and denim. • Pants, shirts and dresses can be kept on hang rods, making them easier to access. • Upper storage shelving (above the highest hanging rod) can be for seasonal clothes you use less often as well as pieces you rarely use at all.

• Personal and activity items such as your everyday watch, wedding ring, wallet, keys and phone can stay within arm’s reach on a waist-level shelf or drawer. • Shoes worn most often should be the easiest to reach. Keep special party shoes or rarely used running shoes on the floor or way up high. • When space in other areas of the home is tight, keep luggage and other

items tucked away in your walk-in. These occasional items can be hidden away and pulled out when you need them. • Don’t underestimate the power of closet accessories. Closet systems, like those from Closet-Maid®, can be outfitted with drawers, doors, cubbies, jewelry trays and pullout rods, putting every last inch of space to work. To learn more, go to

your knowledge. CME Group—one of the world’s leading derivatives exchanges— created Futures Fundamentals with the goal of making financial education an engaging experience for anyone, regardless of how well versed they are in the world of finance. “One of the things we’ve seen over the past few years is a real hunger for information about how people and businesses manage risk, and how that risk impacts

people’s everyday lives,” said Anita Liskey, CME Group Managing Director, Corporate Marketing & Communications. “Our goal for this site is to be a go-to resource on futures and derivatives, whether you’re a novice on Main Street or an expert on Wall Street.” Visit Futures Fundamentals today to start learning how the marketplace impacts the world around you.

New Website Makes Futures Markets Simple (NAPSI)—Recent headlines have described a series of dramatic movements in the financial markets. While many of those movements impact stock prices, as well as what we pay for groceries, gas or loan rates, not everyone really understands how it all works. Now there is a new online resource available to help explain what those markets mean to everyday life. With easy-tounderstand content that everyone from high school students to financial professors will find useful, Futures Fundamentals ( makes understanding markets simple. The site takes investing concepts like futures, hedging and speculating and shows how they play an essential role in the world around us. For example, if you purchased your home with the intent of selling it when the market value exceeded the original price, you likely didn’t think you were speculating. Yet that’s exactly what you were doing. You probably think of having car insurance as common sense, but you’re hedging against risk, just like thousands of companies need to do every day. Futures Fundamentals provides a unique educational experience by linking topics in the news to simple explanations, a glossary of terms, and quizzes to sharpen

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Technology Is Key For SMBs (NAPSI)—Regardless of where you work—whether it’s a Fortune 500 company or a five-person office—it’s generally understood that with larger budgets comes a more robust selection of office technology. Large enterprises have long been able to purchase highend devices with features that small-tomedium-sized businesses (SMBs) simply can’t afford. When choosing technology for your SMB, however, you can think big. Here are three major considerations: • Enhance your mobile capabilities— In today’s world, business moves fastwhether it’s in the office or on the go. What if you need to print away from your desk? Although mobile printing is growing rapidly on a year-over-year basis, both tablet and smartphone users need help to print from their devices. According to the technology media, events and research company IDC, more than 50 percent of smartphone users and 35 percent of tablet users say they don’t know how to print from their mobile devices. Now, industry leaders are answering the call of the mobile customer. That is why they launched the Mopria Alliance with the goal of promoting, simplifying and increasing wireless printing from mobile devices. Small-business owners can consider the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M476, the first Mopria-certified printer for SMBs, which brings enterprise-grade mobile print capabilities to let users print or access content, anytime, anywhere, from any device. • Invest in security solutions—According to Good Technology, 75.5 percent of companies support BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), the practice of using personal mobile devices for work. As this trend is expected to continue, it’s essential that businesses have a comprehensive security and management strategy in place. Make sure to invest in the necessary security solutions to help protect sensitive information sent from mobile devices across your network of printers; for example, secure pull printing, access controls and other authentication measures. • Increase productivity with workflow solutions—Document workflow solutions are key to improving productivity. Cloud solutions such as HP Flow CM Professional—accessible directly from the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M476-bring enterprise-grade content management capabilities to growing businesses, furthering collaboration and productivity for SMBs without forfeiting security. The cloud presents a unique opportunity for SMBs, as 50 percent agree that cloud computing will become more important for businesses

Learn More: There are many oplike their own. Investing in cloud-based solutions can help streamline process- tions for SMBs looking for affordable es, improve accessibility, increase flex- enterprise-grade technology. For more information on HP’s print offerings for ibility and globalize any workforce. SMBs, visit

Going Gluten-Free, Even With Diabetes (NAPSI)—A new guide can help millions of Americans who have diabetes, celiac disease or both. Celiac disease, an inherited autoimmune disorder, makes people incapable of digesting gluten, so the common treatment for this condition is a totally gluten-free diet. The strong link between celiac disease and diabetes can mean a double challenge of finding foods to fit the dietary restrictions of both conditions. It doesn’t need to mean giving up dishes you love, however. To help, chef Nancy Hughes and registered dietitian and diabetes educator Lara Rondinelli-Hamilton created “Gluten-Free Recipes for People with free recipes for people with diabetes. It Diabetes” for the American Diabetes has a meal-planning guide, advice on Association, a collection of 75 gluten- shopping, cooking tips, grocery lists, menus, and lists of safe and not-so-safe ingredients. Recipes provide exchanges and nutritional information to help manage glucose levels. There’s also an extensive list of resources, including organizations, books, websites and magazines. It’s at:, bookstores and (800) 232-6733.

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