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AREA NEWS NOTES
by Debi Nichols
The Bradford Landmark Society will sponsor a presentation of “A Christmas Carol” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 in the Bromeley Family Theater at the UPB. Tickets for the show are now available at Herbig Bakery; John William’s European Pastry Shop; Tina’s Hallmark and the Bradford Library. There are separate ticket prices for adults and students. The presentation is not intended for children under 10 years of age. The performance will be presented by Mike Randall of Buffalo, NY, as a solo permormance....Bradford Township Spervisors passed a motion to increase the sewer rate next year from $21 to $25 a month.......Kathy Jeselnick, Port Allegany High School guidance counselor, will retire as of Feb. 11, 2011 after 34 years of service.....The Smethport Area School Board has unanimously adopted a resolution that indicates the district will not raise school property Bradford Journal Photo taxes above the state’s adjusted index for Mrs. Cannon’s third grade students at School Street Elementary School assemble the 2011-12 school year. The state’s adin the front of the room for a guided reading session, November 15th. The book justed index is based on average weekly is entitled Who are the Pilgrims. wages and the Consumer Price Index..... Bradford City Council has approved its annual tax anticipation loan and has authorized city solicitor, Mark Hollenbeck, to prepare documents for the 2011 tax anticipation borrowing in the approximate amount of $750,000.....Lewis Run Borough Council has approved a tentative budget for 2011 with no increases. However, a sewer rate increase could still occur.......ARG (American Refining Group
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Bradford Journal Photo Students from The Learning Center attended the Veteran’s Day ceremony, November 11th in Veteran’s Square. Not only was this a respectful gesture towards Veteran’s but it also aided in their successful completion of a social studies paper. (Click on photo to see more pictures.)
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LOCAL & AREA NEWS AREA NEWS NOTES by Debi Nichols
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Inc.), has received $1.4 million toward upgrding railway lines on their property and hope to help decrease wear and tear on local roads. The fund will come from the 2010-11 Rail Capital Budget/Transportation Assistance Program funded through state capital bond dollars......Federal Judge Maurice Cohill has ruled that Bradford Regional Medical Center violated federal law by submitting claims to Medicare based upon referrals from physicians with whom the hospital had a prohibited financial relationship. The Whisleblower lawsuit was filed in July 2004 by doctors Dilbaugh Singh, V. Rao Nadella, Paul Kirsch and Martin Jacobs against BRMC, V&S Medical Associates and doctors Peter Vaccaro and Kamran Saleh. The actions referred to in the suit were in 2003 and prior. All were before the hospital integrated with Olean (NY) General Hospital under the parent company Upper Allegheny Health System..... Students from Bradford Area and Port Allegany High Schools took top honors at the 9th Annual College Mathematics Competition held at the local university last week. Patrick Hoover of Youngsville, PA High School was the overall individual winner, earning a $1,500 scholarship to UPB. Elliot Binder of Port Allegany came in second in the small-school division. Dan Tingley of BAHS took first place in the large-school division and also earned a $1,500 scholarhip to UPB. Andrew Kloss of BAHS came in second. COPYRIGHT All written and photographic material included within this issue of the Bradford Journal is Copyrighted and may not be used without written permission from the Bradford Journal.
Bradford Journal Photo After completing a reading test in Ms. Anderson’s class, November 15th, several third grade students are seen in the hallway outside her classroom at School Street Elementary School. They are working with various applications (apps) on iPod touches. Left to right Emily Warner 8 working on “Feed Me” (a math program); Mason Vetere 8 working on “stacker” (a math ordering program), and Skylar Adams 8 who is working on bingo math.
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THE BRADFORD AREA 5-DAY WEATHER FORECAST
Thursday, Nov. 18: Scattered rain and snow showers today with little or now accumulation. High of 41°. Thursday Night: Cloudy tonight with a chance of snow showers. Low of 27°.
Friday, Nov. 19: Mostly cloudy today with scattered snow showers. High of 38°. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy and cold tonight with an overnight low of 28°.
Saturday, Nov. 20: Partly sunny today with a chance of rain and snow showers. High of 43°. Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy tonight with an overnight low of 29°.
Sunday, Nov 21: Mostly cl oudy and warmer today with a chance of rain showers. High of 47°. Sunday Night: Overcast and rainy tonight with a low of 37°.
Monday, Nov. 22: Cloudy today with afternoon rain showers. High of 44°. Monday Night: Freezing rain possible this evening with a low of 34°.
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COMMENTS AND OPINIONS 5 ¢ENTS WORTH
by Grant Nichols
While the holiday has passed, we think our readers will be interested in some of the photos we collected over the Veteran’s Day holiday. One was submitted covering the US Marine Corp 235th birthday event held in Mt. Jewett, two came from our stringer photographer, Mary Joseph, and six more photos were selected from the American Legion Post #108 Ceremony. (See our photo gallery for many more Veteran’s Day Photos)……..We also stopped at School Street Elementary School and photographed, among others, children in Mrs. Cannon’s third grade classroom. There we found the students working on at least three different assignments and accordingly well occupied. Some were writing stories (a long term assignment), some were working on this week’s spelling list, and some were working on math. But before we left the classroom they were all engaged in another endeavor with their teacher in a guided reading lesson……. We enjoyed our stops at local stores on Monday of this week. Along Kennedy Street, at Cavallaro’s Paint, JC Penney Catalogue Store, and Framing emporium we were treated to some of Steve’s homemade jerky- what a treat! There we learned they now have a new selection of artwork that can be used to stylize and accent personal photos. Our stop there reminded us of one of our visits years ago with the great hunter Larry White of Limestone who favored us with a sample of his bear-meat sausage…. Along Main Street we stopped at The Tin Ceiling where Nancy Graham was bustling about, getting ready to place yet another order for merchandise to insure a full selection for the Holiday season. While the shelves looked full to us, she mentioned that she was about to leave on another shopping trip. Busy, busy, busy!.......Later we visited Bill Graham’s tax collection office near Foster Brook. There we learned that earlier in the day archer Tony Lama bagged a bear on the first day of the season. We should note that Bill with his warm, engaging smile, and friendly conversation, almost makes it a pleasure to hand over our money……..Unstoppable turned out to be an on-the-edge-of-your-seat exciting movie. While the story line was a little simple minded and repetitive it was entertaining. The general sensory cacophony of sounds and sights: the train zooming towards us, then away from us, screeching of the wheels, the roaring down the tracks, with the sparks flying off and nature flying by- there was hardly time to focus. We felt a little dizzy and a little deaf as we left the theatre and entered the quiet streets of Bradford.
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-by Vince Vicere
Energy Independence This nation desperately needs infrastructure for energy independence. And building it, creating such independence, will not come cheaply. It will take billions of dollars in private investment such as (A) converting the trucking industry fleet to operate on natural gas or bi-diesel (B) continuation of development of high speed rail- the implementation to be completed in 5 years (C) modernization of Air Traffic Control and the energy grid- retrofitting the electrical grid with the newly developed super conductor that is many times more efficient than copper wire (D) continuation of the research, development and implementation of alternate fuels and energy (E) promotion of refueling and charging stations across the nation for natural gas fueled, electric powered, and E85 operated vehicles (F) increasing domestic drilling and recovery (H) rethinking the Department of Defense- the cold war is over so more money must be diverted in a green military (I) rethinking and expanding nuclear power and (J) replacing “cap and trade” with a comprehensive energy/ environmental protection bill that jeopardizes clean energy practices. If this nation would commit to moving away from oil and into natural gas and embrace existing wind, solar, nuclear and bio-fuels technology, the increased competitiveness would mean less dollars going overseas. This would amount to over a half trillion dollars annually becoming available to the U.S. domestic economy. And this extra money chasing goods and services would, over time, create more jobs and manufacturing here at home. Currently the U.S. has negligible job growth and this will not change until we rein in foreign spending, refurbish and modernize our methods of energy production and begin to practice rational energy consumption. But for this to happened, government spending and attention to the welfare of “big oil” must be redirected to development and implementation of required modern infrastructure. We must break big oil’s stranglehold on this economy by developing the suggested reasonably priced alternate energy products and practices. We must again establish our faith in the free market system and know with certainty that competition will drive down consumer prices, and promote industry and job creation at home. And of course the added benefit of energy independence is that it makes us more secure in our beds. Who now doesn’t realize that it is primarily petro-dollars that fund Middle Eastern terrorist movements! Doing nothing, maintaining the status quo will continue to lower the people’s confidence in our government, ruin their belief in our political and economic philosophy upon which the nation was built, and open the way to alternative systems that might not be so pretty.
Bradford Journal Photo Elizabeth Falk looks up from writing her story about the summer, November 15th. She is a third grade student in Mrs. Cannon’s classroom at School Street Elementary School.
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OBITUARIES Joseph DiFonzo Jr. Joseph A. “Butch” DiFonzo Jr. 79, of 225 Constitution Ave., passed away Friday (Nov. 5, 2010) at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Born June 12, 1931, in Lewis Run, he was a son of Joseph A. DiFonzo and Alexandria Fair DiFonzo-Torcasio. He had worked at Hanley Brick Co. before his tour of duty and after his return to the States. He then worked at Corning Glass and Top Line Corp. In 1980, he opened DiFonzo’s Bar & Restaurant, and owned and operated it until 1991. He then was manager of the Pine Acres Country Club Restaurant for five years. In addition to his wife of 35 years, Betty Storms Hill,
he is survived by three daughters, Jill A. DiFonzo of Erie, Janet Pugrant of Bradford, and Robyn Zimmermann of Hartland, Wis.; three sons, Randall Hill of Waukesha, Wis., Daniel Hill of Fond du Lac, Wis., and Jody Clark of Bradford; three sisters, Margaret Pascarella Jr., Miranda Masisak of Virginia Beach, and Sandra DiFonzo of Las Vegas; two brothers: Paul J. “Gice” DiFonzo of Lewis Run and John DiFonzo of Palmyra, N.Y.; many grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Military honors and committal services were in St. Bernard Mausoleum.
Shirley Stewart Shirley J. Stewart, 82, of 7 Harding Ave., passed away Wednesday (Nov. 10, 2010) at the
home of her daughter in Olean, N.Y., surrounded by her loving family. Born April 29, 1928, in Eldred, she was a daughter of Joseph and Sadie Burroughs Burrows. On March 11, 1946, in Baltimore, Md., she married Clarence S. Stewart, who died on Oct. 6, 1995. She had been employed at Zippo Manufacturing Co. for several years and volunteered at the Goodwill Store and the Salvation Army. She is survived by two daughters, Betty J. Johnston of Olean and Audrey L. Dillon of Bradford; a son, Clarence L. Stewart of Bradford; a sister, Ethel Brennan of Wellsville, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Willow Dale Cemetery.
DEATH NOTICES: DONALD PAULSONDonald Paulson, 85, of 58 Venetian Parkway, Lake Placid, FL, and formerly of Mount Jewett, PA, died early Friday morning (Nov. 5, 2010). Interment was in Nebo Cemetery with full military honors. FRANCES CORYFrances G. Cory, 95, of Smethport, died Friday (Nov. 5, 2010) in Sena-Kean Manor, Smethport. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport. BARBARA PHILIPSONBarbara Lucille Philipson, 89, of Denton, TX, formerly of Bradford, PA, entered eternal life on Friday (Oct. 29, 2010). CHRISTINE JACOBYChristine G. Gault Jacoby, 47, of Smethport, died Monday (Nov. 8, 2010) in Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Memory From WWII
Photo by Mary Joseph Veteran Denny Colman, at his store (DC’s Army and Navy on East Main Street), points out a remembrance of War located there, for those who served our nation well. Burial was in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette. MILDRED YONKERMildred M. Yonker, 92, of North Jefferson County, Ala., formerly of Bradford, PA, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2010. FLORENCE GILBERTFlorence J. “Dolly” Sherk Gilbert, 76, of Fountain, CO, formerly of Bradford, PA, died Wednesday (Nov. 10, 2010) at
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AREA SOCIAL NEWS Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events:
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Nov. 18: “Christmas Time in the City” 9th Annual Festival of Trees 6-8pm, Bradford Club, 32 Boylston Street, Bradford, PA. Chinese auction, silent auction, public auction. $10 donation per guest. Proceeds benefit the ELF Fund. RSVP to Marlene Ackley 814368-8508. Sponsored by American Refining Group, Dallas Morris Drilling, Northwest Savings Bank, RJB Well Services, and TJ Maxx. Nov. 18-21: “Arms and the Man” 7:30pm (18-20) 2pm (21) Studio Theater, Blaisdell Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Dr, Bradford, PA. By George Bernard Shaw, directed by Dr. Kevin Ewert.Tickets: $2 for all students, $6 for nonstudents. For more information or tickets, call the Bromeley Family Theater box office at 814-362-5113. Nov. 19: Home for the Holidays Parade 5:30pm Downtown Bradford, PA. Parade will feature local bands, clubs, churches, businesses, and of course Santa Claus and his helpers. Sponsored by the Downtown Bradford Business District Authority and the Street Dreams Car Club. Nov. 24: 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 814-362-8183. Early Dismissal Bradford Area School District Nov. 25: Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Noon-5pm The Option House, 41 Main Street, Bradford, PA. Traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings will be served. Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Bradford Area Public Library Nov. 25 - 30: Thanksgiving Holiday – No School Bradford Area School District Nov. 26: Santa Claus Lane Parade 7pm North Union Street, Downtown Olean, NY. Santa comes to Olean and lights the holiday lights at the end of this festive holiday parade. Sponsored by the Greater Olean Chamber of Commerce. Contact 716-3724433 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bradford Journal Photo Clair Butler, the adjutant of Bradford American legion Post #108 is one of the many members who arrived early at the club, November 11th. They were preparing to present the Veteran’s day program in Veteran’s Square. (Click on photo to see more pictures.)
Clubs & Organizations News: TOPS PA #16 -article submitted Twenty eight members of Take of Pounds Sensibly weighed in Thursday afternoon, Nov. 11, at the First Church of the Nazarene. Loser in waiting is Donna Douthit and officer of the week was Vickie Johnson. Bev Hannon’s thought for the day was, “It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” Jean McAdam’s fashion tip was, “ 2011 will be the year to return to the True Classics. The gingham shirts, bomber jackets, and gray blazers for the men.The hour glass dresses and bulky sweaters for women. There was a brief discussion about the Christmas Party to be held December 2 at the Masconic Hall. Members are to bring a $10.00 gift to exchange. The program was turned over to Bev Hannon. The topic was “Lose Weight with No Dieting”, she gave sensible hints to succeed. Healthy eating is the only way to accomplish goals.
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Breaking Holiday Rules – A Survival Guide The time period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day seems to arrive sooner each year. Holiday items are already hitting department store shelves. If the prospect of being bombarded by oodles of gadgets and sparkly items you don’t need leaves you with shivers of joyous expectation, then kudos to you; your time has come. If, however, you feel an uncomfortable pit in your stomach at the thought of sipping a gingerbread, peppermint stick latte while rushing about gathering items to bring to the annual get-together at your mother-in-law’s house – if per chance you can’t to bake pies out of mince meat or Granny Smith apples, or you stink at projects involving a needle and thread, then read on. Here are some seditious tips for keeping your sanity. 1. Rethink the Concept of Presents – Spending a boatload of cash on “stuff” you don’t want is insulting enough to your psyche. Doing it for other folks, particularly those you love, is deluded. Consider exchanging “presence” with your Beloved Ones instead of “presents.” They’ll be happier spending quality time with you than opening packaged items of fluff ordered via Pay Pal, anyway. 2. Beware Excessive Amounts of Coffee and Alcohol – Yes, coffee houses and restaurants all over America devise a slew of creative beverages this time of year – drinks with names like Mocha, Candy Cane Espresso Blast Off or Cherry Red, Mudslide, Curacao Martini with a Lime Twist. Consumption of these delights usually results in indigestion, new and undesired skin eruptions, and migraine headaches. All true holiday rebels know to avoid them. 3. Eschew Events with People You Can’t Stand – Family and friends aside, you’ll receive invitations this month to “parties” from everyone from the local boutique selling Brighton holiday bracelets at a mark-up, to co-workers with French onion dip infused breath, carrying sprigs of mistletoe to dangle over your unsuspecting head. Pssst - you aren’t required to attend every event to which you’re invited. Some down time curled up with a book and a cup of hot cocoa, and your cat snoozing on your lap, can make you feel more festive. 4. Limit Time Spent with Family Members – Of course, you love and cherish your family. The problem is the inevitable dynamic of judgment and comparison between siblings that results from lengthy conversations about the past, usually from parents, as they discuss your foibles as a kid that have absolutely no relevance to who you are today. Some manners guru, probably Emily Post, suggests three days is the limit of time one should spend with
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beloved, extended family. Consider following her sage guidance, and scheduling short, fun visits as opposed to lengthier ones rift with hidden land mines. If that’s impossible, find a place of sanctuary during long visits. Even a nook in your local video store where you can peruse the titles of non-saccharine films can provide a much needed respite from your own less sugary situation at home. After all, you’re all there to carve the roast in the center of the table, not each other’s self esteem. When you break bread with family, insist that it be in a spirit of joy and mutual understanding, which can only hold up for so long. Keep family visits short. 5. Respect Your Own Children. If you have offspring refrain, from expecting them to put on a show, be it singing, dancing, or performing mind boggling feats of long division in front of company. Don’t force them too often into itchy, uncomfortable clothing they despise for church services or other events. And find something for them to do over their long holiday break. Look for day camps – art, theatre, sports, whatever they enjoy – to enroll them in and keep them busy.
6. Limit Your Commitments. Refrain from volunteering to sew costumes for school pageants at the same time as you prepare your famous marshmallow, pineapple yams for the annual gathering of the extended cousins club. Don’t offer to make the Frosty finger puppets for the holiday boutique unless you really enjoy that activity. 7. Avoid Places with Large Crowds, Excessive Noise, and Loud Music. Skip that extra trip to the mall in favor of going somewhere to soothe your nervous system, like a trip to a spa or an extra yoga class. Ultimately, there are no “shoulds” when it comes to the holiday season. You aren’t obligated to create traditions if you don’t already have them. Let this be the year you allow yourself the freedom to relax and honor your inner promptings about what you want to do, even if it’s only for a day, an hour, or a few minutes. Laura Carpini is the author of Bear Speaks: The Story of 7 Sacred Lessons Learned from a Montana Grizzly. Visit her at www.bearspeaks.com
Students Concentrate On Different Subjects
Bradford Journal Photo Third grade students in Mrs. Cannon’s classroom at School Street Elementary School pose for us, November 15th. Each one had been working on something different- From left to right, Axel Bullers 9 was working on spelling words, Payton Manion 8 had been working on the Flashmaster, and Jonathan McKinney was working on math. COPY DEADLINES Persons interested in submitting materials for news releases in the Bradford Journal should submit their copy to the Bradford Journal office, no later than 5 p.m. on Fridays, or by Email no later than 5 p.m. Sunday. Advertising copy should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Mondays. The office is closed Sundays and Holidays.
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Easy Holiday Meals In A Dash (NAPSI)-A new magazine aims to help you get simple, fast, delicious meals on the table every day. In many daily newspapers or online at www.dashrecipes.com, dash blends original content with some of the most popular features from four of America’s most trusted food sources: Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Epicurious.com and PARADE.
1 lb. diced smoked ham or kielbasa 1 cup mixed dried fruit (cranberries, apples, apricots and prunes) 1 cup toasted nuts (walnuts and pecans)
In a recent special issue, dash delivers recipes for great side dishes that will save you time-and stress-around the holidays. Here’s one for a delicious one-dish stuffing that you can make days ahead: ONE-DISH STUFFING Hands-on: 10 mins. Total: 50 mins. Serves: 8 8 Tbsp (1 stick) salted butter 1 yellow onion, diced (about 2 cups) 4 ribs celery, sliced on the diagonal (about 2 cups) 1 Tbsp poultry seasoning 15 oz. seasoned croutons
4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
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Fried Turkey: Tradition With A Twist
Heat a large cast-iron skillet on medium-high. Melt butter; add onion and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 6-7 minutes. Transfer mixture to a large bowl but do not clean sauté pan. Add croutons and remaining ingredients-including any (or all) of the optional ones-to mixture in bowl, and toss very gently to combine. Return stuffing to skillet. Refrigerate, uncovered, until cool; then cover with foil and refrigerate until 1 hour before serving. Day of: Preheat oven to 375° F. Place covered stuffing on the lower rack; bake 25 minutes. Remove foil from stuffing and continue to bake until top is crisp and golden. Remove from oven. Serve immediately. Per serving (without add-ons): 370 calories, 39g carbs, 7g protein, 21g fat, 35mg cholesterol. For more recipes and the latest food trends, products and cooking tips, go to www.dashrecipes.com
Master Of Ceremonies
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garlic and dry rub. Allow to sit at room temperature for 1 hour or until com1 whole turkey pletely thawed and dry. Preheat peanut oil outdoors in a turkey fryer or a very 1 tablespoon of salt large stockpot to 350° F. Make sure there is no moisture on the skin and carefully 1 teaspoon of black pepper lower turkey into hot oil either in the fryer basket or using a sturdy tool inserted 1 teaspoon of garlic powder into the chest cavity. Submerge the turkey completely. Fry turkey for 3 minutes per 2 tablespoons of your favorite dry rub pound plus 5 minutes per bird. Internal temperature should reach 165° F. Remove 3-5 gallons 100 percent peanut oil (just to turkey from the oil. Let sit 20 minutes becover the turkey) fore serving. Makes 4 servings. For more-detailed information, go to Directions: www.turkeyfrying.net or Wash bird inside and out and allow www.peanut-institute.org to drain. Rub turkey with the salt, pepper,
Bradford Journal Photo Master of Ceremonies, Sergeant First Class, Steve Jones expresses the principle of voluntary obedience by individuals to the will of the majority, the willingness to fight for their country. “The game is more than the player… And the ship is more than the crew.” (Click on photo to see more pictures.)
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Third Graders At School Street Elementary
The Commander Speaks
Bradford Journal Photo From the left are Paige Hetrick 8, working on a short story; Stevie Curcio 9, working on times tables; and Aaron Schellhammer 9, working on spelling words, November 15th. They are third grade students in Mrs. Cannon’s classroom at School Street Elementary School.
Bradford Journal Photo Bradford Post #108 Commander, Pete O’Donohoe organized the Veteran’s Day event held in Veteran’s Square, November 11th. Here he delivers a talk on purpose, tolerance, bravery, and discipline in its relationship to Veteran’s. (Click on photo to see more pictures.)
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Assistant Professor of Family Medicine Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anal Fissures Common, No Cause For Embarrassment Question: This is embarrassing, but
recently I started having bleeding when I have a bowel movement. Everything else is fine. This happened once before about a year ago, and it stopped by itself. I am a healthy, young college student, but I do have problems with constipation. Should I go to the doctor? And what do you think this is? Answer: Rectal bleeding is always cause for concern, and you should seek medical attention, even if you are a healthy college student. But there are some fairly benign causes of rectal bleeding which are more common in constipated people. The primary problem that comes to my mind is an anal fissure. This is a small tear that can occur in the skin of the anus when you have a bowel movement, especially if it is hard or large, such that you must strain to pass the stool. An anal fissure is usually accompanied by pain and bleeding. While this problem is more common in middle-aged people, it can occur at any age and is quite common in infants. Generally, if you have an anal fissure, it will heal up in a few weeks if you relieve your constipation. Otherwise, it may become chronic and could eventually require surgery. The primary presenting sign of an anal fissure is pain with a bowel movement that can be quite intense. The pain may last for several hours after the bowel movement. There is bright red blood on the toilet tissue and sometimes in the toilet. Rectal itching or irritation are symptoms that can also be associated with an anal fissure. In addition to anal fissures that are caused by straining to pass hard or large stools, some people with chronic diarrhea can also develop a fissure. Sometimes an anal fissure is associated with Crohn’s disease or other types of inflammatory bowel problems. If left untreated and allowed to persist, the fissure may extend into surrounding muscles. Once this occurs, medication or surgical repair is required in most instances. When you visit your doctor, he or she will ask you questions about your symptoms and conduct an examination of the affected area. An anal fissure is fairly easy for a physician to diagnose visually. Your doctor may suggest several things to help heal the current fissure and to prevent future fissures from occurring. Using a fiber supplement and drinking plenty of water to keep the stools soft will help you to pass them more easily. Physical exercise is also helpful for keeping your system “regular.” You may also be advised to soak your anal area in a tub of warm water for 15 minutes several times a day to promote healing. Do not use soap or bubble bath during these soaks, as this may irritating.
Photo Submitted At the Bob Swanson Detachment #1102 League’s 235th US Marine Corp Birthday Ball held at the Mt. Jewett Veteran’s Club, November 10th, Sergeant George Tufts (at right) wields his sabre to cut the cake for the oldest and youngest Marine in attendance. At the far left is Captain Bill Scheiterle, Sr. of Eldred and in the center is Corporal Ben Graham of Bradford.
Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research
Q:As long as a weight loss supplement is labeled “ephedra-free,” it should be safe, right? A: Unfortunately, you can’t assume “ephedra-free” means a product is safe. Ephedra was banned in the United States in 2004 because of serious harmful cardiovascular effects, but “ephedra-free” products are not necessarily stimulant-free and can lead to unsafe increases in blood pressure and heart rate for some people. Some manufacturers have replaced ephedra with citrus aurantium (also known as “bitter orange”). Especially in combination with caffeine, this ingredient can cause stimulant effects similar to ephedra and has resulted in various heart-related side effects in otherwise healthy people. Besides, although advertisements provide explanations that sound logical about effects of bitter orange on metabolic rate, research does not support it having a role in clinically significant weight loss. The cumulative effect of small changes that add up to cut 250 to 500 calories a day are actually a safer and more reliable path to weight control, especially if you can also work in a few blocks of ten to fifteen minutes of walking or other moderate activity throughout the day. Q: Has the advice about alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk changed? A: Overall, studies seem to be confirming earlier advice from the American Institute for Cancer Research that alcohol consumption should be minimized to re-
duce breast cancer risk. Most official advice states that women should drink “no more than one standard alcoholic drink per day,” with the understanding that even this amount does pose some breast cancer risk.A recent study of breast cancer survivors found that women drinking three or more standard alcoholic drinks per week had a 35 percent increased risk of recurrence compared to non-drinkers. Alcohol may affect some women more strongly than others. For example, women with low vegetable and fruit consumption could be at more risk from alcohol. Their resulting low consumption of antioxidants and the B vitamin folate leaves them vulnerable to the folate-depleting effects of alcohol and less able to repair the DNA damage from the free radicals that form as alcohol is metabolized. Alcohol particularly increases risk of the common estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers, which may be why postmenopausal women who are overweight or obese (and thus generally have higher estrogen levels) seem to show more alcohol-related risk in some studies. Overall, studies suggest a small increase in breast cancer risk with one standard alcoholic drink per day (12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of liquor). Risk increases with higher consumption. That said, when it comes to post-menopausal breast cancer, a healthy weight and regular physical activity are protective, so don’t lose sight of those targets in your strategy to lower breast cancer risk.
This practice is called a sitz bath, and it is doctor will be best able to diagnose your strictly a warm water soak. specific condition and recommend a treatCertain are medications and ointments ment for you. can help to heal anal fissures as well. Your
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JUST PASSING TIME THEME: “Astronomy”
1. Rises to the top when milk boils 6. Lake in Provence 9. Tool storage place 13.Vast multitude 14. Id’s partner 15. Buzz Lightyear’s buddy 16. Dostoevsky’s “The _____” 17. Sports fanatic 18. “Bad news travels fast”, e.g. 19. Pick out 21. *Ours is the Milky Way 23. In favor of 24. “____ in Black” by AC/DC 25. *Constellation Leo is a big one 28. Do over 30. They’re sometimes removed at youth, sing. 35. Mine deposits 37. Female equivalent of “sir” 39. Actress Watts 40. Lawn pest 41. *Galactic path 43. Tear in pantyhose 44. Arabian chieftain 46. Tropical edible root 47. Drug-induced state 48. Government collectors 50. Rock opera based on “La Boheme” 52. Army bed
53. “What’s the ____ ?” 55. Maiden name indicator 57. *Sky glow 60. *Point right above you 63. Assassinated Bolshevik leader 64. Bovine sound 66. White heron 68. Fireplace 69. 007 creator’s given name 70. Recurrent element 71. A deadly challenge 72. Increase 73. A knight and his noble _____ DOWN :
1. Life energy in Chinese philosophy 2. *Parts of eye that makes star-gazing possible 3. Between Ohio and Ontario 4. WWII villain 5. *______ shower 6. Right alternative 7. Turkish military leader 8. Line dance 9. Comes with a value meal 10. *Many thought this of the 1969 moon landing 11. High-strung 12. Tie ___ 15. Non-scholarship team member
20. Set of fundamental to be in the ____ with iron beliefs 61. Poplar, e.g. 63. “He’s just a ___” 22. “Think Globally, __ 62. Organic pigment 65. It has acorns _ Locally” 24. Pelt with missiles 25. *Halley’s celestial body 26. Smell of baking bread, e.g. 27. Teleprinter exchange machine 29. *A shooting star does this across the night sky 31. Don Johnson’s “__ __ Bridges” 32. *Space shuttles land with two _____ booms 33. Carl Jung’s unconscious prototype of self 34. *It travels 186,000 miles per second 36. *Constellations are stars that ____ to form shapes 38. Irish name of Ireland 42. 1000 kilograms 45. Wove again 49. Neither 51. These are held to be true 54. Chinese silk plant 56. *Number of planets (sans Pluto) 57. Hokkaido (Japan) language 58. Strong desire 59. California ____ 60. An athlete strives
YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NOVEMBER 18 - NOVEMBER 24, 2010
ARIES - (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) Perhaps more than anything, you will need to burn off any excess nervous energy. Daring adventurism could be the perfect tonic. TAURUS - (Apr. 20 - May 20) Luck planet Jupiter does an about turn, and a project that you have long yearned for can, with one push of enthusiasm and self-belief, come within your grasp. GEMINI - (May 21 - June 20) Woe betide anyone who takes you on in a verbal spat this week Gemini, because you will be giving them a very sparky response. CANCER - (June 21 - July 22) Few tasks either physical or mental will be beyond you. Even if you’ve recently felt weary or having been suffering with ill health you’re going to find new reserves.
LEO - (July 23, - Aug. 22)
If anyone needs to volunteer to organize a Christmas party, it might be you. Your enthusiasm really can be infectious and you can light up any occasion with your buzzy take.
VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) You can be incredibly active in your abode. Yet you could be impatient to get changes made, whether it is home improvements or buying and selling, leasing or letting. LIBRA - (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) Chatty Mercury and forceful Mars, will give you even greater sparkle. If you have felt thwarted by professional obligations, here too the burden can lift. SCORPIO - (Oct. 23, - Nov. 21)
Sadness around a relationship issue may not be completely at an end, but you can be determined to stand your ground around the division of monies or possessions.
SAGITTARIUS - (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) If you have a love of research, metal detecting or archaeology, your fascination and drive to find things out peaks. All sorts of wonderful facts and tales can come into the open. CAPRICORN - (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) If you believe that discretion is the better part of valor, you may be saddened by someone airing private and difficult issues in the open. AQUARIUS - (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) Finances can start to revive, as Jupiter turns direct, and anything linked to technology, the internet, or engineering look very bright. PISCES - (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) Your individuality and brilliant creativity put you in the spotlight, and finally things look brighter financially.
67. Baseball great Williams
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CHRONOLOGICAL LISTINGS Engagements, Marriages, Births & Deaths ENGAGEMENTS:
BIRD/FRANKKaren Bird and Matthew Frank are engaged and plan to marry December 18th. She is the daughter of Debbie Bird and Bob Freer, both of Eldred. He is the son of Lloyd and Betsy Frank of Limestone, NY. MARRIAGES: ZICKEFOOSE /LYCETTCrystal Lynn Zickefoose and Christopher James Lycett were united in marriage June 12, 2010, at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church in Smethport. She is the daughter of Debbie Zickefoose of Ormsby and Judd Zickefoose of Charleroi. He is the son of Kathleen Bullers of Allegany, NY and Kevin Lycett of Bradford, PA. LEPOSA/PLACEChelsea Marie Leposa and Adam Sheldon Place were married July 17, 2010, at Holimont Ski Resort in Ellicottville. She is the daughter of Thomas Leposa and Theresa Hathaway of Bradford, PA. He is the son of James Place of State College, PA and Pamela Porch of Rogers, Ark. BIRTHS: NOV. 6, 2010: DAUGHTER, to Eric and Susan Becker Feldbauer, Great Valley, NY. SON, to Daniel Lee Fiske and Danielle Baldwin, Olean, NY. DAUGHTER, to Luciana Silvalopez, Allegany, NY. NOV. 7, 2010: SON, to Krystle Nelson and Christopher Kirk, Custer City, PA. NOV. 9, 2010: DAUGHTER, to Crystal and Ronald Himes, Mount Jewett, PA. DAUGHTER, to
Krystal and William Minich, Custer City, PA. DAUGHTER, to Cheri and Shawn Andrews, Bradford, PA. SON, to Kent Printup and Kasey Wilder, Salamanca, NY. SON, to Scott and Danielle Drew Choulnard, Allegany, NY. DAUGHTER, to Ashley Darr, Bradford, PA. DAUGHTER, to Jeremy and Tiffany Stanton Perkins DAUGHTER, to Eric and Jennifer Weisner, St. Marys, PA. DAUGHTER, to Cheryl and Dale Groff, Lewis Run, PA. NOV. 10, 2010: SON, to Rachel and Richard Gabler, St. Marys, PA. SON, to Samantha Hinchman, Limestone, NY. SON, to Mike Atwater and Christina Jimerson, Olean, NY. DAUGHTER, to Timothy Jodi Jones Hite, Olean, NY. NOV. 12, 2010: DAUGHTER, to Ashley and Justin Wixson, Eldred, NY.
merly of Westfield, PA. NOV. 6, 2010: GOTTSHALL, Lana Dunbar – 52, of Mechanicsburg, formerly of Genesee, PA. NOV. 7, 2010: FRIEDL, Natalie G. – 82, of St. Marys, PA. SWANSON, Roberta A. – 58, of Dagus Mines, PA. SMITH, Gretchen Straub Smith – 69, of St. Marys, PA. RESCH, Rita P. – 90, of St. Marys, PA. NOV. 8, 2010: LEWIS, Paul F. Jr. – 76, of Emporium, PA. OLMSTEAD, Freddie L. – 69, of Portville, NY. JACOBY, Christine G. Gault – 47, of Smethport, PA. YONKER, Mildred M. – 92, of North Jefferson County, Ala. NOV. 9, 2010: ALLEGRETTO, Ida J. – 86, of Johnson-
burg, PA. AUSTIN, Clayton F. – 73, of Kane, PA. NOV. 10, 2010: STEWART, Shirley J. Burrows – 82, of Bradford, PA. GILBERT, Florence J. Sherk – 76, of Fountain, CO, formerly of Bradford, PA. NOV. 11, 2010: WEIRICH, Bonnie L. – 81, of Kane, PA. MCKINNEY, William – 65, of DuBois, PA. HASKINS, Susan L. – 58, of Port Allegany, PA. HIMES, Sylvester S. – 69, of St. Marys, PA. NOV. 12, 2010: HENDRICKSON, Elinor J. Zimmerman – 78, of Smethport, PA. ZOSCHG, Kathryn – 94, of Emporium, PA. ANDERSON, Gloria V. – 84, of St. Marys, PA. JOHNSON,William A. – 75, of St. Marys, PA.
Checking His Weapon
Bradford Journal Photo At Bradford American Legion Post #108, Ken Owens checks his M-1 rifle in preparation for the Veteran’s Day ceremony in Veteran’s Square, November 11th. He was a member of the rifle squad that delivered the salute to fallen soldiers. (Click on photo to see more pictures.)
Mrs. Cannon Works With Her Students
DEATHS: OCT. 29, 2010: PHILIPSON, Barbara Lucille – 89, of Denton, TX, formerly of Bradford, PA. OCT. 30, 2010: SCHULER, Mariagnes Peters – 90, of Niagara Falls, NY. NOV. 4, 2010: STONE, Robert L. – 90, of Shinglehouse, PA. NOV. 5, 2010: DIFONZO, Joseph A. Jr. – 79, of Bradford, PA. PAULSON, Donald – 85, of Lake Placid, FL, formerly of Mt. Jewett, PA. CORY, Frances G. – 95, of Smethport, Bradford Journal Photo PA. GRIDLEY, Kirk At School Street Elementary School, November 15th, Mrs. Cannon is seen in Joseph – 54, of Hol- action, checking a couple of her third grade students’ short stories. On the left is lywood, CA, for- Trinity Cramer 9, and in the middle is Olivia Laird 8.
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Bradford Journal Photo Taylor Smith 10, a fifth grade student from Mrs. Riley’s room takes a flute lesson from Miss Becky Schultz, November 15th at School Street Elementary School. Taylor is a 2nd year flautist. SUDOKU SOLUTION
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Maintaining Your Brain Health (NAPSI)-Approximately one out of four individuals over the age of 65 potentially has mild memory loss or cognitive impairment, which is now known to greatly increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD). Early assessment, physicians say, can provide reassurance for the vast majority of people that they’re experiencing normal, healthy aging. There’s no cure for ADRD as yet, but care strategies exist that can slow the progression of dementing illnesses to maintain quality of life, reduce long-term institutionalization and cut related health care costs. The Condition Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of mental decline or dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of cases, and occurs due to changes in the brain. Though the root cause is unclear, these changes include lower levels of neurotransmitters—chemical messengers that help brain cells work properly. By age 85, it’s estimated that at least 35 out of 100 people have some form of dementia. Identify Your Risks The first step in maintaining your brain health is to know your risk factors for diseases and conditions known to impair cognition—namely ADRD. Despite the fact that certain risk factors such as age, genetic predispositions and family history cannot be changed, there are many risk factors that you can identify and manage by choosing a healthy lifestyle and using appropriate risk-reducing treatments. Risk factors for ADRD include but are not limited to: • Stroke • Diabetes • Heart diseases
Talks About Tolerance
• High cholesterol • High blood pressure • Head injury, especially with loss of consciousness. Additional risks include: • Obesity • Severe estrogen deficiency • Severe testosterone deficiency • Certain cancer treatments • Alcohol or chemical dependency • Regular tobacco use now or in the past • Unhealthy diet • Lack of mental and physical exercise • History of depression • Stress.
The Program The Orange County Vital Aging Program is considered a prototype of what a community-based brain health program might look like. The program promotes long-term brain health through education, risk factor management and early intervention against medical conditions that impair memory. It’s supported by a grant to Hoag Neurosciences Institute from UniHealth Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropic organization whose mission is to support and facilitate activities that significantly improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities within its service area.
Bradford Journal Photo Georg Ann Lindy presents a talk regarding tolerance among members of the service during the Veteran’s Day ceremony, November 11th. She was also a member of the rifle squad for the event. (Click on photo to see more pictures.)
Taking A Photo Break
Assess Yourself The Orange County Vital Aging Program recommends a three-step process: 1) Register online; 2) Take an in-person assessment; and 3) Repeat in one year. The self-assessment tools and more information can be found at www.OCVitalAging.org/brain
Bradford Journal Photo Shea Crissman 8, in the back and Hannah Eliason 8 in the front take a break for a photo, November 15th. They are students in Mrs. Cannon’s third grade classroom room at School Street Elementary School and had been working on the weekly spelling list and writing a story.
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Helping Families Have Happier Holidays (NAPSI)-The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but with lots to do and very little time, it can quickly become overwhelming for parents. To help, here are some quick tips to keep you less frazzled this holiday season:
overstimulated and might have a hard time going to sleep. You might try reading to them before bed to set a calming tone, or let them choose a cuddly toy like A Light in the Night to sleep with. Complete with a board book, A Light in the Night assures children they are safe in the dark while the • Shop Smart: To save time, trouble and adorable plush creature that accompanies money, organize your shopping list before it has a built-in night-light and casts a soft you get to the store. If you group items by reassuring glow. location, you will spend less time searching and cut down on redundancy. • Find Time for Fun: Don’t get caught up in your to-do list. Instead, be sure to make • Let Santa Help: With the hustle and bustle spending time as a family a priority. You of the holiday season, kids sometimes have can play board games, watch old Christa tough time behaving themselves. This mas movies together or visit fun new Inholiday season, get some assistance from ternet sites that embrace the spirit of the Santa-or at least from one of his helpers. season while keeping your group enterThe Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition is a popular children’s book complete with an elf from the North Pole. The elf is on special assignment from Santa and (NAPSI)-Looking for the perfect gift? watches kids closely every day. At night, Stop looking and start making! A personthe elf flies back to the North Pole to give al gift you create is always appreciated, the Jolly Old Elf a report. Adults and chil- whether it’s for a holiday present, a warm dren alike will be on their best behavior welcome to a new neighbor, or a thank when they know Santa is watching! you for a hostess or teacher.
tained. For example, children can keep track of Santa with help from the U.S. Air Force at www.noradsanta.org, or you can find fun recipes and online games by visiting the North Pole at www.elfontheshelf. com. Other websites for family-friendly fun are www.familyfun.go.com and www. alightinthenight.com. Santa’s Holiday Helper Parents can begin a new tradition with The Elf on the Shelf. Gift sets come with a magical scout elf and book. Or alleviate bedtime stresses with A Light in the Night book and plush doll with a night-light in its tummy. Published by CCA and B, they can be found at gift stores and at: www.ccaandb.com or (877) 919-4105.
Create Beautiful Blueberry Gifts
Just about anyone on your list would • Establish Bedtime: With all the excite- love to receive a sweet box of Blueberryment surrounding the holiday, kids can get Chocolate Bursts! And who would guess that these two-ingredient goodies are so simple to make. Choose dark, milk or white chocolate to cover blueberries. For (NAPSI)-This season, holiday gift shop- an extra special gift, put the box of chocoping for friends and family may be easier lates in a napkin-lined basket and add a than ever before. You can browse and buy bottle of sparkling wine or cider. many of the holiday’s hottest gifts in one Delight your cookie-loving friends with place. Blueberry-Oatmeal Cookies! Make your Exciting and affordable jewelry, cloth- favorite oatmeal cookie recipe and stir a ing and gifts for everyone on your list can cup each of dried blueberries and white be just a call or click away with Avon. chocolate chips into the dough. Layer the baked cookies in a pretty tin lined with Gifts include: colored foil. Looking for an even easier-to-make gift • Help your friendships grow and blossom that’s guaranteed to appeal to kids and with the gift of Kenneth Jay Lane for Avon adults? How about Blueberry Party Mix! Floral Collection Earrings. Simply toss in a large bowl: one cup each • For gals on the go, give the gift of fash- of dried blueberries, toasted nuts, thin ion and function with Avon’s Lite Weights pretzel sticks (broken into pieces) and unTote bags. These on-trend metallic acces- sweetened crunchy cereal. Spoon the mix sories complement every look and carry into jars or clear bags. all the day’s essentials. Go to www.blueberrycouncil.org to find • The timeless Little Black Dress is an ex- many more recipes and to get inspired with cellent holiday gift for yourself and your ways to add blueberries to gifts and menus bestie. The Noir Star Dress by Mark deliv- for your family and friends. ers figure-flattering, go-anywhere style. • Warming up your loved ones just got BLUEBERRY-CHOCOLATE glamorous with the sparkly Avon CashBURSTS tastic Collection Plush Sequin Glove and Scarf Set. 2 cups (12-ounce bag) semi-sweet, milk or white chocolate chips All these items are available exclusively through Avon representatives. 1 cup frozen blueberries, not thawed
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for 40 seconds. Stir the chips well and repeat several times, warming and stirring the chocolate until just melted. Into each cupcake paper, spoon ½ teaspoon melted chocolate. Arrange 3 or 4 blue-berries on chocolate. Spread about 1 teaspoon chocolate over each, covering all blueberries completely. (If chocolate thickens, return bowl to microwave for 3 or 4 seconds and stir.) Refrigerate, covered, until chocolate is firm, about 15 minutes. Enjoy or refrigerate in airtight container up to 3 days. Yield: 24 pieces
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Expert Tips For Quitting Smoking In 2011 (NAPSI)-Are you or someone you know thinking of quitting smoking in 2011? Have you tried quitting smoking before? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you are not alone. The average smoker will try to quit six to nine times during his or her lifetime. It’s important to know that while quitting isn’t easy, it is possible. And, a support program and treatment plan can help. Registered nurse Carol Southard treats smokers who are looking to quit. Below, she answers questions and provides tips that may improve your chances of quitting smoking. Why is it so hard to quit smoking? Smokers often think about quitting as a matter of willpower or choice. But quitting is very difficult for many smokers because nicotine is highly addictive. Here’s how it works: When you smoke, nicotine reaches the brain in about 10 to 20 seconds, causing a chemical called dopamine to be released. Dopamine provides a feeling of pleasure. Over time, smoking may become more than just a habit. It can become an addiction. When you stop smoking, it may cause your body to go through withdrawal. This can lead to a slipup in your quit attempt. What do you tell people who want to quit? People who want to quit should know that smoking is a treatable medical condition. The first step toward quitting is talking to your health care provider. They can help you make a plan to quit. Your quit plan should be designed just for you. It may include many types of support, from counseling to medication. Your health care provider can talk to you about the seven treatments approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. How fast can you see the benefits of quitting smoking? Quitting smoking has lots of health benefits. If you are looking for reasons to quit, it’s helpful to remember that: • Within weeks of quitting smoking, your circulation and lung function may improve. • One year after quitting smoking, your excess risk of heart disease may be reduced by half. • Five to fifteen years after quitting smoking, your risk for stroke may be reduced to that of a nonsmoker. • Ten years after quitting smoking, your risk of many cancers may decrease. • Fifteen years after quitting smoking, your risk of heart disease may be that of a nonsmoker. What resources can support my quit attempt? For many people, smoking becomes “automatic.” They may not realize when and why they smoke. For this reason, fam-
ily and friends can be helpful resources. Ask them to help you identify times that you like to smoke, such as during your morning coffee or talking on the phone. Then think about ways that you can fight the urge to smoke when you’re in those situations. Speak to your doctor about other available resources, including local support groups, which are often helpful during a quit attempt. Also, many online resources exist. One resource is www.MyTime-
ToQuit.com, which provides tips on how to work with your doctor to design a quit plan that’s right for you and has information on a prescription treatment option. This information is courtesy of Pfizer Inc. (Carol Southard, RN, MSN is a tobacco treatment specialist with Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group at the Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness in Chicago, Illinois. )
Veterans On Behalf Of Soldiers & The World
Photo by Mary Joseph These demonstrators, identifying themselves as the “5th District Peace Project” were at the Bradford Mall parking area across from the Foster Brook Blvd. East Main Street entrance, November 6th. Looking at the flags we can understand the gist of their point of view: The American Flag, the Pcace Flag, and the Corporate Flag. These people want and end to the foreign policy that brings us perpetual war. Left to right are Susan McCarthney, Paul Estus, Barry Miller and John Stoneman.
Getting The Lead Out Of Your Drinking Water (NAPSI)-While many people are aware of the dangers of lead in paints and toys, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says potentially toxic lead is most commonly found in a home’s plumbing and water system. Extended exposure to lead in drinking water can cause a variety of adverse health effects ranging from delayed physical and mental development in children to kidney problems or high blood pressure in adults. Dwellings built before the Safe Drinking Water Act
amendments of 1986 are especially vulnerable. Lead can sometimes “leach” from pipes in the water service line entering a building or from welds used on pipes in the home. However, there are several things you can do to decrease or eliminate the threat of lead in your drinking water: Tips to Reduce Your Exposure to Lead: • Do not consume water that has been sitting in your home’s plumbing system for more than six hours.
• Run cold water for 15 to 30 seconds before drinking it. • Use cold water for drinking or cooking. • Never cook or mix infant formula using hot water from the tap. • Use a faucet or filters that can remove lead from drinking water. • Use a professionally installed water filter system on the pipes entering your home as well as under the faucets in your kitchen and bathrooms. • Put your filtered water in a safe container—glass or BPA-free plastic.
• Invest in leadfree, energy-saving plumbing products such as balancing valves and the brass ITT Bell & Gossett ecocirc® water circulating pump that can save a family of four up to 12,000 gallons of water a year. To learn more about how to get the lead out of your drinking water, check out EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791 and website www.epa.gov/ safewater/lead/index.html. Explore lead-free and energyefficient products at www.bellgossett.com
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“Invisible Illness” Impacts More Than 5 Million Americans (NAPSI)-More than 5 million Americans are living with fibromyalgia, one of the most common, chronic pain conditions in the U.S. For these people, understanding the possible causes of the condition can help provide new hope and ways of working with their doctor to better manage the pain that can impact their lives. An “Invisible” Illness Fibromyalgia is often called an “invisible” illness because it can be difficult to diagnose and those who have it typically do not look sick. The condition is much more common in women, who account for 80−90 percent of diagnosed cases, commonly between
the ages of 35 and 60. Fibromyalgia can have a significant effect on people’s lives, impacting their ability to work and engage in everyday activities. The Signs Symptoms of fibromyalgia may include: 1. Pain for more than three months 2. Tenderness 3. Ongoing, deep ache all over 4. Fatigue 5. Stiffness 6. Trouble sleeping 7. Difficulty remembering simple things and/or concentrating. Although the cause of fibromyalgia is still not fully known, some research shows that fibromyalgia may be caused by abnormalities in how the body processes and responds to pain.
People with fibromyalgia may feel a heightened sensitivity to stimuli that are not normally painful; for someone with fibromyalgia, even a hug or a handshake may be painful. Many patients suffer for years and see numerous doctors before being diagnosed and treated. The Good News Fortunately, there are ways to help manage the painful condition. Explained Penney Cowan, founder and executive director, American Chronic Pain Association: “Many people living with fibromyalgia mistakenly believe that pain is something they need to learn to live with. I encourage any person experiencing chronic, widespread
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pain and tenderness to talk to a health care provider about fibromyalgia and start the journey toward taking control back in their lives.” What To Do Following a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, it’s important to work in partnership with a health care provider to manage the condition. Strategies may include: • Lifestyle modifications, such as exercise and relaxation techniques • Behavioral support • Over-the-counBradford Journal Photo ter and prescription Kyle Auteri 9, in Mrs. Cannon’s third medications. Learn More: For resources and additional information about fibromyalgia, visit: www.fibrocenter.com
grade classroom at School Street Elementary School, looks up from his work with a smile. It is November 15th, and he is writing a story, the topic of which is a “summer moment.”
Reducing Identity Theft Risks Associated With Social Media (NAPSI)-Today’s communication technology—namely social media-gives us more ways to keep in touch, but it also makes us more vulnerable. It’s important to proactively protect your privacy and your identity. Here are a few tips from the insurance experts at HUB International on how you can reduce your risk:
looking for you on Google or other search engines. Be sure to remove your last name from any tagged photo and use privacy settings to restrict who can see photos of you online.
—Avoid playing online games or answering quizzes on social media sites. These programs may access the personal information in your online profile. Your risk • Reduce access to your personal informa- of identity theft increases if your personal tion. Don’t make it easy for identity thieves information is shared with third parties or by sharing your home address, birth date accessed by a hacker. or phone number online. —Think twice about posting your travel —Enter your name in search engines to plans. Do you really want everyone to find out what information has been posted know that you are out of town and that about you. Contact these websites to de- your home is unoccupied? termine if your personal information can be removed. • Lock out hackers and online thieves with anti-virus software, and if you have chil• If you participate in social media sites dren, install an adult content−blocking like Facebook, customize your privacy program. settings. Allow only Friends or Friends of Friends to see your profile. For maxi- —Children are especially vulnerable, so mum security, set your sharing settings to insist that they never share personal in“Friends Only.” formation online with strangers, including their name, age or address. Use privacy —Ask your friends not to post photos of settings to restrict who can access and post you or tag you in photos without your per- on your child’s website or profile page. mission. Tagged photos that include your first and last name can be found by anyone —Explain to your children that the content
they post online via computers or mobile devices may remain on the Internet permanently. For more tips on how to protect your privacy and your children and reduce your risk of identity theft, visit www.hubIDsecure.com
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Tips On Shopping For High-Tech Holiday Gifts (NAPSI)-From the latest laptops to innovative, affordable stocking stuffers, shoppers are looking to the season’s hottest technology items as the perfect holiday gift. To make the experience of shopping for the perfect tech gifts easier, here are some tips to help find the best gift ideas to match the style and personality of the recipient on any budget: • Laptops: Will the laptop be taken on trips or used mostly at home? If traveling frequently, choose a compact, lightweight model for easy transport, and look into an extended warranty to cover any damages. What features are most important? Make sure the hard drive is large enough to comfortably store digital photos, music and videos. Does the laptop include identityprotection features? To ensure that confidential files stay private and the laptop remains in top working order, make sure to also choose good security software. • Digital Reading Devices: Most people do not realize how much they love the synchronization of their newspapers, books, blogs and magazines until they experience it firsthand. However, it is a personal preference, so make sure a digital reading device is the right fit for the recipient before purchasing. At Staples stores, customers can try the Amazon Kindle before they buy to determine if an e-reader is right for them or their loved one. • Cameras, Camcorders and Photo Accessories: Digital camera, video camera or both? From ultrazoom lenses and HD video options to family-friendly cameras, there are countless cameras out there to fit every lifestyle. Looking for the ultimate kid-friendly camera? Try the Olympus Stylus Touch 3000. It’s waterproof, freezeproof and dropproof! Or for a more unique and affordable photo gift option, Staples digital ornaments in a snowflake and decorative ball add a personal touch to
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holiday decorating for under $15. • Audio Accessories: You might not think of headphones as a great go-to gift but you’d be surprised by how many people on your list they will fit. For music lovers, listeners can check out Beats by Dr. Dre, featuring studio-quality sound with style. Or runners may love the Sport MP3 Headset that says good-bye to wires and allows users to download MP3s directly to their
headphones. For the style savvy, try the Bling Earbuds that add sparkle and shine to basic earbuds. Staples has all these options to satisfy all types of budgets and needs. By considering these questions before heading to the store, shoppers are sure to find the perfect must-have tech gifts for everyone on their list this year.
Does Your “Remote” Control You? (NAPSI)-If your home is like many in the U.S., you have at least four remote control devices and need to push a lot of buttons to simply watch TV or a DVD. Since 2005, the average number of remote controls in the living room has grown worldwide and, as a result, consumers are showing a clear interest in technologies that make home entertainment simple again. Fortunately, with the right remote, you can replace up to a dozen others. According to the “Global Remote Control Trends Study” by independent research firm Wakefield Research, nine out of ten Americans believe their home entertainment experience would be more enjoyable if they only needed to push a single button to enjoy their favorite television show or movie. A new line of remotes from Logitech can help consumers ease the transition from cluttered mess to sleek simplicity. The Logitech Harmony line includes features such as touch screens and activity-based control, making it easy to access your most-
used functions. Each remote is designed so the controls are intuitive, grouped in ways that make sense and are easy for anyone to use, so consumers can be just one touch away from their entertainment. Whatever you want to watch, play or listen to, with one of these remotes, you’re just one touch away from creating perfect harmony in your living room. Other findings in the survey include: • One in five Americans owns a device, such as a DVD player or home audio system, that is connected but rarely or never used due to a missing remote. • Two out of three Americans have lost the remote in or around their home. • More than a quarter of Americans would rather give up their toothbrush for an entire month than their remote control. • About half of consumers agree that touch-screen remote controls would make their entertainment experience better. • Nine out of ten Americans view a universal remote as a solid investment. If you’re among them, you may be glad to know you can now
take control of your remote and the electronic devices that respond to it in a modern, convenient
and even enjoyable way. Learn more at www.logitech.com/ harmony
Make Wishes Come True (NAPSI)-This holiday season, you can help Santa grant special wishes just by writing him a letter. To bring a smile to the face of a child with a life-threatening medical condition, simply go into any Macy’s store before December 25th and write a letter to Santa at the Believe Station or drop off a stamped letter, already addressed to Santa. For each letter mailed at Macy’s, the famous department store will donate a dollar, up to $1 million, to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. You can download a letter template at www. macys.com/believe or write one of your own. Macy’s Believe Campaign is inspired by The New York Sun’s famous
“Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus” editorial from 1897, in reply to a little girl’s question about Santa’s existence. An animated television special about this heartwarming holiday story, called “Yes, Virginia,” is newly available as a DVD and children’s book, with 10 percent of the purchase price of those sold at Macy’s donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, too. To find the nearest store, visit: www.macys.com Santa says helping others this holiday season can be easy for those who believe.
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All-Natural Relief For Cold And Flu Symptoms (NAPSI)-Considering adults average two to four colds a year and approximately 15 percent of Americans come down with the flu annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there’s a chance that you will find yourself under the weather-but easing your suffering may be easier than you realize. A sore throat is often one of the first signs that you are coming down with something. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, many things can cause a sore throat. These include infections with viruses, such as colds and flu; sinus drainage; allergies; and cigarette smoking, among others. Fortunately, the sniffling, sneezing, runny, scratchy stuff can often be relieved with everyday household items and ingredients. Honey, for example, has been used for centuries to help alleviate some of the symptoms associated with a common cold. A study by a Penn State College of Medicine research team found that honey may offer an effective and safe alternative to over-the-counter cough medicine. The study found that a small dose of buckwheat honey given before bedtime provided better relief of nighttime cough and sleep difficulty in children than no treatment or dextromethorphan (DM), the cough suppressant in many over-the-counter cold medications. For relief of irritating throat symptoms, the National Honey Board suggests trying a spoonful of honey to soothe and coat your throat. Take a spoonful as often as you need to relieve the irritation. Since it’s also important to stay hydrated, you may want to add honey to a steaming cup of tea to help soothe your throat. For added vitamin C, try mixing in orange, grapefruit or lemon juice. This recipe for an all-natural Honey Citrus Soother may help your sore throat: Honey Citrus Soother (Makes 4 servings) 3 tea bags, green or black 1 cinnamon stick 3 cups boiling water ¼ cup honey 1 cup grapefruit juice Place tea bags and cinnamon stick in a 1-quart teapot. Add boiling water; steep 3 to 5 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and tea bags; discard. Stir in honey and grapefruit juice. Other easy ways to relieve cold and flu symptoms include:
• A humidifier: To open the nasal passage without any irritating side effects, place a steam or warm-mist humidifier in your bedroom. Dry air can make cold and flu symptoms feel worse. The humidifier combats the dry air while providing moisture to your entire body. • Sleep: The age-old advice that sleep is the best cure to the common cold is, well, true. Sleep and immunity are tightly linked. Those who get less sleep are three times as likely to get sick as those who averaged at least eight hours, according to the Archives of Internal Medicine. • Head outdoors: Vitamin D is emerging as an important infection fighter, according to the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Being exposed to sunlight increases your vitamin D intake and, therefore, increases your infectionfighting ability.
sity of Nebraska found that chicken soup contains anti-inflammatory qualities that activate the release of mucus, reducing congestion and proving that chicken soup is in fact a great remedy for your stuffy nose and congested chest. Learn More: For more recipes and ad• Chicken soup: You hear it time and time again, but does it really work? The answer vice, visit www.Honey.com or call (303) is yes. A study conducted by the Univer- 776-2337.
Indulge Yourself Healthfully...with Mangos
(NAPSI)-Luscious mangos.They are chockfull of fiber, bursting with antioxidants and provide a tropical zing to any humdrum salad. This Spinach Salad with Mango Vinaigrette is composed of good-for-you spinach, walnuts and tomatoes plus creamy blue cheese and succulent mangos that transform this salad into a dish straight from paradise. At only 300 calories per serving, this salad is perfect as a side dish or you can double up the amount for an ideal meatless meal. Your family will love this crunchy, juicy, tangy salad that provides a balance of important nutrients. Mangos provide more than 20 essential vitamins and minerals, are an excellent source of vitamins A and C and are rich in fiber. Since they’re available year-round, mangos can be your go-to source for sweet, indulgent flavors anytime of year.
1/3 cup green onions, sliced 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese freshly ground pepper, to taste Mango Vinaigrette ½ mango, peeled, pitted and pureed 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions: To Make the Spinach Salad: Place spinach, mangos, tomato walnuts and green onions in a large bowl. Drizzle with Mango Vinaigrette and toss well to coat. Add blue cheese and toss again very lightly. Serve immediately with freshly ground pepper. To Make the Mango Vinaigrette: Combine mango, extra virgin olive oil, white balsamic vinegar and salt in a blender container or small food processor; blend until smooth. Nutritional Analysis Per Serving (4 servSpinach Salad with Mango Vinaigrette ings): Calories: 300, Calories from Fat: 180, Makes 4 Servings Total Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0g, Prep time: 15 minutes Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 420mg,Total Car1 (10-ounce) bag baby spinach bohydrate: 30g, Dietary Fiber: 6g, Sugars: 18g, 1½ ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and cubed 1 medium tomato, cored, seeded and finely Protein: 6g, Vitamin A: 70%, Vitamin C: 80%, Calcium: 15%, Iron: 15%. chopped 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
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When To Take Social Security: Questions To Consider (NAPSI)-He who hesitates is sometimes saving, it would seem, when you consider Social Security payments. That’s because monthly benefits will be higher for the rest of your life-you can get as much as a 76 percent boost in retirement benefits-if you delay claiming them from age 62 to age 70. “When to stop working and when to take Social Security are two of the most important financial decisions that people make,” said Virginia Reno, Vice President for Income Security at the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)-a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation’s leading experts on social insurance. “Conventional wisdom often favors taking Social Security at the earliest opportunity, yet waiting to claim benefits can bring the greatest financial security to a retiree over the long term.” Her organization has come up with some important questions, and their answers, that could help you decide: Q: What should I consider in deciding when to take Social Security? A: Consider that:
Footwear Can Increase Safety (NAPSI)-While home improvement projects can fix what ails your home, doing these jobs without the right footwear can result in personal injuries. More than 160,000 people land in the emergency room after falling off ladders annually, some with fatal or debilitating injuries. And more than 70 percent of slip-and-fall accidents happen while on level ground. Being properly outfitted for the job can help you avoid being a statistic. While people frequently take precautions such as wearing goggles, buying protective gloves, checking power cords and testing ladders, they often overlook footwear. Home-improvement projects mean slippery or uneven floors, potential electrical dangers, and heavy items that can break a toe or ankle. Old
gym shoes or boots might be good for getting dirty, but not for avoiding injury. Protective and supportive footwear that provides maximum traction can reduce accident risk. In fact, expertise from the company that maximizes road traction has been used to develop comfortable, durable and slip-resistant footwear. Michelin Footwear CEO Thomas Costin explains why their developers look to Michelin tire experts for design and development help. “Grip on the ground is a key performance for tires. It was logical to transfer Michelin’s grip know-how to footwear, applying leading technology to footwear tread and outsole design to improve traction.” For more information, see: www.michelinfootwear. com
• Social Security is one of the few sources of retirement income guaranteed to last for as long as you live; • Social Security is automatically adjusted to keep up with the cost of living; and • Social Security does not put individual recipients at risk of volatility in stock market returns. Q: If I wait, will Social Security still be there? A: Social Security’s finances are much stronger than many people fear. Small changes will ensure that benefits will be paid on time for the next 75 years and beyond. Social Security is the safest and most secure source of retirement income most people have and it grows more impor-
tant at older ages. According to a NASI brief funded by The Actuarial Foundation, “When to Take Social Security Benefits,” nearly six in 10 older Americans get half or more of their income from Social Security. “An important principle in deciding when to take benefits is to avoid unnecessary financial hardship caused by reducing the secure income one has available,” explained Janice Gregory, President of NASI. “Delaying receipt of Social Security benefits recognizes the value of Social Security as insurance against the common financial risks retirees face.” Learn More: To see the entire brief and for more information, visit www.nasi.org or call (202) 452-8097.
Staying Firm About Aging (NAPSI)-Youthful skin has high levels of elastin and collagen -two important structural proteins-that decrease with age. After the age of about 30, however, firm, resilient skin may start to give way to a sagging and wrinkled appearance. “We believe one of the single most important causes of age-related skin sagging is the loss of skin elastin fibers, which are the restorative force in the skin. Everyone, whether female or male, will begin to lose skin elastin fibers beginning around age 30,” explained Helen Knaggs, Ph.D., vice president of research and development for Nu Skin. Ethocyn: Clinically Proven to Increase Elastin In clinical trials at UCLA, after three months of twice daily use of Ethocyn, a molecule designed to restore elastin, participants aged 40 to 77 averaged a 166 percent increase in elastin content. Their elastin was restored to the same level as that in the 18- to 25-year- old control group. According to the researchers, it’s been clinically shown that Ethocyn gives you the youthful elastin fiber content of a 20-year-old. Ethocyn in Skin Care Products Fortunately, Ethocyn is available in select cosmetic products. To address sagging skin, many men and women are choosing Tru Face Essence Ultra, Nu Skin’s clinically proven “Firming Specialist” with Ethocyn, as well as co-enzyme Q10 and Tegreen 97 in a protective antioxidant network. Together, these active ingredients can help restore facial firmness, enhance elasticity and prevent future signs of aging. Tru Face Essence Ultra comes in singledose capsules that make it easy to apply the right amount. Use two capsules a day, one in the morning and one at night, for the most effective results. Everyday Skin Care
Additional steps to firm, youthful-looking skin include simple measures such as cleansing, moisturizing and protecting your skin every day, as well as eating a healthy diet: • Plump, supple skin needs to be amply moisturized. Maintaining the moisture balance of the skin helps to protect structural proteins from degradation. • Limiting sun exposure with sunscreen is one of the best things you can do for your skin. UV rays cause free radical damage that results in the deterioration of structural proteins, including elastin. • A diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables provides the skin with the nutrients needed for daily repair and protection from free radical damage. Learn More: For more skin care information or to order Tru Face Essence Ultra, call (800) 487-1000 or go to: www.nuskinusa.com
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