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The search for a 92-year-old gentleman that was lost in State Park last week has ended. The gentleman was not found after several search attempts by various organizations and volunteers over this past week......Bradford citizens enjoyed a holiday parade held on Main Street in Bradford last week with Santa arriving during the parade....And, there was another large drug bust of lower level operatives.
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Bradford Journal Photo Third grade students gather in front of Mrs. Parrett during a shared reading session at School Street Elementary School, November 22nd. The were working on a book named Sarah Morton’s Day- A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl. Include in the photo in no special order are Thomas Anderson, Nathan Brown, Kenneth Dunkerley, Elyse Godding, Brennan Grady, Samantha Gray, Katherine Huber, Joshua Lafredo, Jacob Maley, Bray Mcmahon, April Miles, Brandon Moore, Damien Packer, John Patterson, Isaiah Pingie, Haleigh Reid, Shawn Schlopy, and Alisa Williams.
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Bradford Journal Photo At the futon in the reading area of Ms. Anderson’s third grade classroom, students look up from their work in English literacy and composition, November 22nd. In front, left to right are Mason Vetere 8, and on the left is Paige Thomas 8. In the back, sitting on the futon are (l-r) Skylar Adams 8, Cheetah Veite 8, and Nolan Macias 9. They are students at School Street Elementary School.
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BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCES South About To Retire Cut Your Taxes -by Jason Alderman For many, mid-November through New Year’s Day is a blur of activity when important tasks get ignored. Who has time to review their benefits and tax paperwork when holiday planning looms overhead? But what if spending a few minutes on such mundane tasks could shave hundreds of dollars off your taxes? Here are a few suggestions: Review your 401(k). If you haven’t already maxed out, ask your employer if you can make a catch-up contribution to your 401(k), 403(b) or 457 plan before year’s end. Most people can contribute up to $16,500 in 2010, plus an additional $5,500 if they’re over 50. If you make pretax contributions, your taxable income is reduced, which in turn lowers your taxes. Plus, if your employer offers matching contributions (essentially, free money), be sure to contribute at least enough to take full advantage of the match. The “Retirement Contribution Effects on Your Paycheck” calculator at www.dinkytown.com can help estimate the impact on your taxes. Note: The maximum 2010 contribution to a regular or Roth IRA is $5,000 ($6,000 for those 50 and older), but you have until April 15, 2011. Exhaust your FSA balances. If you participate in employer-sponsored health care or dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs), which let you use pretax dollars to pay for eligible expenses, be sure to spend the full balance before the plan-year deadline (sometimes up to 75 days into the following year); otherwise, you’ll forfeit the remaining balance. You can use your health care FSA for copayments, deductibles and medical devices (e.g., glasses, contact lenses, braces); however, effective January 1, 2011, overthe-counter medicines will only be eligible with a doctor’s prescription (an exception is made for insulin), so you may want to stock up now. Read IRS Publication 502 for a complete list of allowable and nonallowable expenses at www.irs.gov.
Charitable contributions. If you itemize deductions this year, charitable contributions made to IRS-approved organizations by December 31, 2010, are generally taxdeductible. (See IRS Publication 78 for a complete list of organizations.) If you’ve got extra cash now and want to lower your 2010 taxes even further, consider moving up donations you would have made in 2011. Energy tax credits. Allowable tax credits for certain energy-efficient improvements to principal residences will be reduced after December 31, 2010, unless Congress votes to extend 2010 levels. Until then, you can claim a tax credit for 30 percent of the total cost of eligible products purchased in 2009 and 2010, up to a maximum combined credit of $1,500 per household. Eligible products include: biomass stoves; heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; insulation; roofs (metal and asphalt); windows and doors; and non-solar water heaters. Carefully review the Energy Star website (www.energystar.gov/taxcredits) to make sure your purchases qualify. Gifts. You’re allowed to bestow a total of $1 million in gifts during your lifetime before the federal gift tax kicks in. One way to exceed that limit – and avoid having to file a Gift Tax Return – is by giving separate, annual gifts of up to $13,000 per year, per person. (Married couples filing jointly can give $26,000 per recipient.) Rules for gift and estate taxes are complex, so read IRS Publication 950 and consult your financial advisor. Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney Grace Lutheran Ministries 362-3244 79 Mechanic St., Bradford, PA
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Bradford Journal Photo Bob South tells us he’s “Done” at the end of the day, November 30. And he’s happy to be retiring. What a career! He was a Custodian working in various schools of the School District for 31 years (a Union Steward of Teamster’s Local 110 for 29 years) and was equally well known for his 38 years of service to the Big 30 NY/PA Charities Football Classic. In addition he worked for the District’s Athletic Department for 31 years –announcing, running the scoreboard, and scoring for various sports including track, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, football, soccer and the midget league football program since its inception. He has also been a member of the School District’s safety committee since it was organized. He lives with his wife of 43 years, Linda and has three sons ages 35-42 and 4 grandchildren ages 2-18. While reminiscing about his work with the District he mentioned that there were 12 schools when he began but there’s now only 4. “Lots has changed,” he said. He tells us he plans to spend his retirement enjoying his family and remaining active in athletics.
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THE BRADFORD AREA 5-DAY WEATHER FORECAST
Thursday, Nov. 25: Rain or snow likley this morning, turning to rain this afternoon. High of 41°. Thursday Night: Rain this evening turning to snow after midnight. Low of 28°.
Friday, Nov. 26: Cloudy today with a chance of snow showers. High of 32°. Friday Night: Cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers tonight. Low of 23°.
Saturday, Nov. 27: Mostly cloudy today with a 50% chance of snow showers. High of 33°. Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy tonight and cold with an overnight low of 24°.
Sunday, Nov. 28: Partly sunny and warmer today with a high of 38°. Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy this evening with an overnight low of 26°.
Monday, Nov. 29: Partly sunny and milder today with a high of 39°. Monday Night: Mostly cloudy this evening with an overnight low of 26°.
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COMMENTS AND OPINIONS 5 ¢ENTS WORTH
by Grant Nichols
Of the photos included in this issue, a few were taken during the “Home for the Holiday Parade”, many were taken at School Street Elementary School, and a couple came as submissions from our readers- one from the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce and one from the Penn State Cooperative Extension. While all the photos can be found in our online version, all but four have been included in the pages of the hard copy edition………With the coming of our Thanksgiving issue comes our annual Christmas Magic Page. This year’s page includes a message from the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce giving some good reasons why we should patronize local businesses this holiday season.…….For years we’ve been wondering why the party generally viewed as the political party of the conservatives, would so cherish the right to bear arms. The promotion of deadly weapons in the hands of the people! Don’t people with guns make revolutions? Promoting personal ownership of guns just never sounded conservative to us. That is, until we read an essay by Corey Robin, “The Party of Loss” in December’s issue of the Harper’s Magazine. The article has made us rethink many of our opinions regarding the state of politics in the U.S. including but not limited to the general misconception about the political meaning of the term conservative. While we include the first paragraph of Corey Robin’s article here we would hope that its rather shocking effect will be enough to send our readers looking for the December Issue of Harper’s Magazine to finish the essay: “Ever since Edmund Burke invented conservatism as an idea, the conservative has styled himself a man of prudence and moderation. Yet the political efforts that have roused the conservative to his most profound reflections- the reactions against the French and Bolshevik revolutions, the defense of slavery and Jim Crow, the attack on social democracy and the welfare state, the serial backlashes against the New Deal, the Great Society, civil rights, feminism, and gay rights – have been anything but that. There is a not-so-subterranean strain of imprudence and immoderation, risktaking and adventurism, running through that tradition. Conservatism is an ideology of reaction, but that reactionary imperative presses conservatism to critique and reconfigure the old regime to make privilege popular and to transform a tottering old regime into a dynamic, ideologically coherent movement of the masses: a new old regime, one could say, that brings the energy of the street to the antique inequalities of a dilapidated estate……”
-by Vince Vicere
Being Careful What We Wish For
The Grinch is stealing the holidays from over two million unemployed middle class working Americans who, on or about December first, will see their unemployment insurance benefits expire. The meanies are the far right members of the Republican Party who have just proved to American public that, having no compassion for the working class, have once again favored the 2% upper crust by helping them regain control of Congress. The millionaire Republicans of the House of Representatives voted down the bill to extend unemployment insurance and are at the same time pushing for extending the Bush tax cuts that will cost 700 billion dollars over ten years. Their sentiments are as follow: It’s too bad that those who are unemployed have exhausted their savings, or have lost their home, had their autos repossessed, have to go to the soup kitchen for their family’s Thanksgiving dinner, cannot buy Christmas gifts for their kids and have requested help from the Salvation Army. It’s too bad that they have no job to be called back to because their company has moved off shore or failed because of unfair trade policies that allowed dumping of goods and services on the U.S. economy. And it’s too bad that we are now suffering increased pain at the pumps. And too bad that we cannot find alternative jobs because our government won’t stand up to governments that protect their economies by erecting trade barriers to prevent American imports from entering their borders. And it’s too bad that we’re in constant fear of losing our jobs because our families insist on shopping and purchasing imported goods and services, putting some companies out of business and placing our own jobs in jeopardy. But foremost, it’s too bad that we continue to elect representatives in Congress who can be bought by the highest bidder, and easily forget their constituency as they’re wooed by the lobbyists to export our jobs. And finally, it’s too bad we’re gullible enough to have believed the media blitz prior to the midterm election, paid for by big money interests to swing our vote to coincide with their line of thinking. Perhaps we’re so used to the consequences we’re now facing (a twelve year run) that we’ve chosen to stick with them, rather than face the consequences of a liberal or progressive unknown.
Bradford Journal Photo In Ms. Emily Fury’s classroom at School Street Elementary School, November 22ndCarmine Calderone 8 receives some one-on-one attention. The craft project for the day involves the Thanksgiving theme and Carmine’s expression of thankfulness to his mom and dad.
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OBITUARIES DEATH NOTICES: KATHERINE CAUSER Katherine Ann Causer, 75, of 152 W. Main St., Mount Jewett, died Sunday (Nov. 14, 2010) at her home. Burial was in Bridgeview Cemetery. SUSAN HASKINS Susan L. Haskins, 58, of Port Allegany, died Thursday (Nov. 11, 2010) in Hamot Medical Center, Erie. JANE STALEYJane Margaret Staley of Kansas Branch Road, Duke Center, passed away Sunday (Nov. 7, 2010) at Meadow Glen in Leesburg, Va. Burial was in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany, NY. HARRY COASTHarry E. Coast, 88, of Cyclone, died Tuesday (Nov. 16, 2010) in Bradford Regional Medical Center. Burial was
in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette. MARY CURTIS Mary C. Curtis, 86, of Kansas Branch Road, Duke Center, passed away on Friday (Nov. 19, 2010) at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center. Burial was in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette. RICHARD COFFMANRichard Alan Coffman, 57, of Rixford, formerly of Derrick City and Eldred, died Wednesday (Nov. 17, 2010) at the Absolut Nursing Home in Salamanca, N.Y., following a long illness. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport. EILEEN FLINTEileen R. Flint, 85, of, Port Allegany, died Thursday (Nov. 18, 2010) at her residence. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Sartwell.
Working On Three Different Learning Apps
Bradford Journal Photo November 22nd in Mrs. Anderson’s third grade classroom at School Street Elementary School finds these students working on their iPod Touches. From left to right are Jordan Johnson 9, Jacob Baxter 8, and Emily Warner 8. Jordan is working on the “Same Sound” application, Jacob is working on the “Math Bingo” application, and Emily is working on the “Mental Math” application.
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AREA SOCIAL NEWS BACC Calendar of Events November 2010
The Bradford Alliance Church Float
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.
Clubs & Organizations News: Bradford TOPS PA#16
The weekly meeting of Top’s #16 was called to order by Leader Vickie Johnson with the Top’s Pledge on Thursday, November 11 at the Nazarene Church. There were 30 members weighing in with a loss of 30 pounds . Best Loser in Waiting was Helen Smith and Officer of the Week was Vickie Johnson. The Birthday gift was won by Jean Miller. Inspirations by Bev Hannon,”When you help someone up a hill, you get to the top as well”. Fashion tip by Jean McAdams ”On Cardigans , To get the one that helps your figure” And “Helpful Hint” tips on how to clean your microwave” & joke by Jean Miller. The program was given by Judy LeRoy on “ The difference between Stress and Burn Out”, and the officers gave a program called The Topsmobile. The Christmas Party will be on Thursday, December 2nd following the meeting. The meeting was adjourned with the Friendship Circle and the Top’s Prayer.
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BIRTHS Son, Nov. 15, to Chara and William Torrence, Bradford, PA. Son, Nov. 15, to Samantha and Nicholas Freer, Bradford, PA. Son, Nov. 18, to Shari and Matthew Woodhouse, Bradford, PA Daughter, Nov. 18, to Jamie Strang, Port Allegany, PA
Bradford Journal Photo The Bradford Alliance Church Float is seen at the Bisett Building Center as they assembled for the “Home for the Holidays Parade”, November 19th. Included on the float, in no special order, are Betsy Dunkerley, Kenny Dunkerley 9, Truman Forbes 9, Karissa Dunkerley 7, Christina Dunkerley 5, Carter Mason 6, and Nolan Mason 3. It was cold and it was dark and they were ready to go.
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DECEMBER 2010 Thursday, Friday, & Saturday December 2,3,& 4 Holiday Book Sale Hundreds of Gently Used and New Books Sale starts each morning at 10 am Friday, December 3 10:30 am Preschool Storyhour Sponsored by the MOMs Club of Bradford Saturday, December 4 10:00 am Saturday Crafts Sponsored by APO, University of Pittsburgh-Bradford Wednesday, December 8 4:30 pm Carnegie Room Friends Book Club Long Way Home by David Laskin Friday, December 10 10:30 am Preschool Storyhour Saturday, December 11 10:30 am WIFI Craft-ee Club with Lorraine Jacobs, Penn State Cooperative Extension (pre-register at the Library Main desk) Friday, December 17 10:30 am Preschool Storyhour Friday, December 24 Library Closes at 3 pm Saturday, December 25 Library Closed for Christmas Friday, December 31 Library closes at 3 pm
JANUARY 2011 Saturday, January 1, 2011 Library for Closed for New Years All programs are free and open to the public.
Bradford Journal Photo Various division of the “Home for the Holidays Parade” assembled at Bisett Building Center November 19th. Here, waiting for the parade to begin are (l-r) Katie Quinn, Dakota (6-year-old Lab-Pit), and Chris Ackley. Representing Charlie’s Cycle Center Inc. they are driving a 2011 Polaris Ranger XT with a sled on which sits a 2011 Yamaha FX Nitro RTX.
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Bakers Rise To The Occasion (NAPSI)-Dust off your recipe box and put your thinking apron on: The National Festival of Breads seeks the best yeast bread recipes from home bakers throughout the United States. “Educating and inspiring bakers of all ages and experiences, the National Festival of Breads is an exciting way to encourage the tradition of home baking and of discovering delicious and innovative recipes from around the country,” says Tom Payne of King Arthur Flour, the competition’s sponsor. Contest finalists will travel to Kansas in June for a live baking showdown. Cosponsored by Fleischmann’s Yeast and Kansas Wheat, the contest is open to amateur bakers over age 18 and offers cash and prizes totaling $15,000. Categories include Ethnic Breads, Rolls, Time-Saving & Easy Breads, and Whole-Grain Breads. Original bread recipes may be submitted by February 7, 2011, at www.nationalfestivalofbreads.com. The winning recipe from the first-ever national competition, this white bread filled with fresh basil, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic powder and shredded cheese has a wonderful soft texture and is packed with flavor. The unique shape is simple to achieve and makes an impressive presentation. Find step-by-step photos at www.kingarthurflour.com/blog Tomato, Basil and Garlic-Filled Pane Bianco ½ cup warm water ¼ cup sugar 4 teaspoons instant yeast 1 cup warm low-fat milk
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons salt 6 cups King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour 1 (8½-ounce) jar oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes ¾ teaspoon garlic powder 1½ cups shredded Italian blend cheese, divided 2/3 cup chopped fresh basil Combine the water, sugar, yeast, milk, olive oil, eggs, salt and flour, and mix and knead-by hand, stand mixer or bread machine-until you’ve made a cohesive, soft dough. Place the dough in a greased bowl; turn to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double, about 45 minutes. Thoroughly drain the tomatoes; place
on a paper towel to absorb excess oil. Finely chop tomatoes. Line two baking sheets with parchment. Deflate the dough and divide it in half. Roll one piece into a 22”x81/2” rectangle. Sprinkle on half the garlic, cheese, basil and tomatoes. Starting with one long edge, roll the dough into a log the long way. Pinch the edges to seal. Place the log seam side down on a baking sheet. Using kitchen shears, start ½” from one end and cut the log lengthwise down the center about 1” deep, to within ½” of the other end. Keeping the cut side up, form an “S” shape. Tuck both ends under the center to form a “figure 8”; pinch the ends to seal. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double, 45 to 60 minutes. Repeat with the remaining dough. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the first loaf for 35 to 40 minutes, tenting with foil if necessary to prevent overbrowning. Bake the remaining loaf. Cool loaves on racks. Store at room temperature. Yield: 2 loaves. Look for ingredients, recipes and inspiration and join the online baking community at www.kingarthurflour.com
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4 extra-large eggs 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 medium tomatoes (diced) 4 olives (diced)
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Students The Details Of Good Compositions
Bradford Journal Photo In no special order, Cole Smith 9, Jeanne Villamor 9, Bailey Fedak 8, and Danielle Abbot 9 attend to a lesson by Ms. Kim Anderson in her classroom at School Street Elementary School, November 22nd. These third grade students are learning about the literacy elements necessary for creating and understanding stories.
Mr. Causer, a reading tutor, works with Jonah Rowry 9 on a “who am I thankful for” project for Thanksgiving. They are in Mrs. Anderson’s third grade classroom at School Street Elementary School, November 22nd.
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Question: I have had a lot of ankle pain and am told that I have posterior tibial tendonitis. I have a short leg and a slight limp, which I’m told is the cause. Could you explain this condition? What can be done to alleviate it? Would osteopathic manipulation be of help? Answer: When the posterior tibial tendon is inflamed, the resulting condition is called posterior tibial tendonitis. A short anatomy lesson will help explain this condition. The shin bone, called the tibia, is the second longest bone in the body. Thus, the tendon that extends from the muscle behind it -- not surprisingly, called the posterior tibial muscle -- is long. It extended down the length of the lower leg and around the medial malleolus, or ankle, at the lower, inside end of the tibia and attaches to a bone near the arch of the foot. When this long tendon becomes inflamed, it tends to cause pain in the inner part of the ankle and the instep of the foot where the blood supply is weak. Thus, posterior tibial tendonitis can make walking painful and may take some time to heal because the tissue in the area doesn’t receive the proper nutrients for quick healing. Posterior tibial tendonitis is usually caused by physical activity or exercise that is done improperly or in excess. Running, swimming, dancing and walking, among other activities, can lead to this condition. Trauma, for example, an ankle sprain or other injury, can lead to posterior tibial tendonitis. While a short leg is not a listed cause, it does affect a person’s gait and could lead to chronic trauma and inflammation of the posterior tibial tendon. Arthritis can lead to posterior tibial tendonitis as well, because it affects a person’s gait. Basically, anything that causes chronic strain to the ankle can lead to posterior tibial tendonitis. The most common symptoms of the condition are pain near the arch of the foot and the inner portion of the ankle. On physical examination, many patient with posterior tibial tendonitis are unable to stand on their toes. Rising up on one’s toes will also increase the pain. Sometimes an MRI is needed to assess the extent of the problem. Treatment is generally limited to rest and appropriate footwear. Shoe inserts and arch supports can be helpful. In advanced or severe cases, walking boots or casts may even be necessary to correct the problem. NSAIDs like aspirin or ibuprofen may help reduce the inflammation. Your question regarding osteopathic manipulative medicine to relieve contributory musculoskeletal problems is a good one. And because it is designed to optimize the flow of nutrients to an injured area, it may hasten full recovery. Finally, in some extreme cases, surgical reconstruction may be needed, but this is a rare occurrence.
Bradford Journal Photo From left to right are students Andrew Kraft 8, Anthony Haight 9, and Antonio DeLeon 9. Andrew and Antonio work at Math Bingo on their iPod Touches while Anthony works on a language, writing project. They are students in Mrs. Anderson’s third grade classroom at School Street Elementary School, November 22nd.
Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN, American Institute for Cancer Research
Q: I know I should be more physically active, but I just don’t have the energy. What can I do? A: It’s ironic: once you get more physically active, increased fitness and improved sleep will probably leave you feeling more energetic; it’s getting started that’s the energy challenge. Have you tried to push for too much intensity or time, too quickly? Most experts encourage people to start slowly; for those who are currently sedentary, that might mean just 10 or 15 minutes at a time. Move at a speed and intensity that don’t leave you out of breath. Aim to feel energized, not exhausted, when you’re done. Then gradually increase your time or speed a little each week, one bit at a time. In the DREW study of overweight, sedentary older women, even 25 minutes of modest walking for exercise three days a week was enough to significantly boost feelings of energy; those who walked for an hour three times a week increased energy even further. Make sure your lack of energy doesn’t reflect eating too few calories – either in total for the day or in the two hours before your activity. Increasing activity doesn’t mean you can eat unlimited calories, but don’t let weight loss goals push you to cut calories so much you have no energy. If your meals or snacks consist mostly of sweets or refined grains like muffins or pretzels that give you a short-lived rise in blood sugar followed by a crash, that could also explain your lack of energy. See if you feel more like walking after a balanced meal that includes a vegetable and/or fruit, whole grains, and beans, poultry or other lean protein. Finally, if you’re chronically low on energy, talk with your doctor since this may be a sign of anemia, a thyroid disorder, medication side effect or another health problem that can be treated. Q: As long as my doctor can keep my blood pressure and blood sugar controlled by adjusting my medication, does it really matter how I eat or how much I weigh? A: Absolutely! An unhealthy overall diet or level of body fat can mean you require higher doses of medicine than would otherwise be needed to control your blood pressure and blood sugar. Those higher doses mean greater chances of side effects that can reduce your quality of life. Besides, additional doses or stronger choices of medicines are often more expensive, which increases the financial burden not only for you but for our whole country. Medications to control blood pressure and blood sugar are life-saving, but use them as additions to a healthy lifestyle, not alternatives to it. Researchers now point out that although controlling blood pressure and blood sugar are important, this control does not necessarily stop underlying metabolic changes from unhealthy eating habits and excess weight that can promote chronic, low-level inflammation, heart disease and long-term cancer development. Excess weight increases risk of conditions that impact your quality of life, such as osteoarthritis and urinary incontinence. Healthy eating habits and weight management do more than just improve your blood pressure and blood sugar: the pay-off includes more energy and lower risk for many cancers and other chronic diseases.
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CHILDREN & PARENTING Remembering Your Teen Years Can you remember when you were in junior high school? What were you thinking and feeling at that time? What was most important to you? If you remember your teen years, you’re better equipped as a parent to find creative solutions to the daily dilemmas of living with your teenager. Remembering your teen years doesn’t mean that you compare your memory to your teen’s world today. Those twenty to thirty years have brought a ton of changes. But remembering your teen years can be a good reminder of all the insecurities that teens face and their determination to be independent. There are a few pitfalls in remembering your own teen years, as one father told me. He remembers being really wild as a teen: drinking, vandalizing, and stealing. At first he assumed that since he had done these things, his son would also. But as we talked about this, he soon realized that his son’s circumstances and surroundings are entirely different and he shouldn’t expect this behavior from his son. As you remember what you experienced and felt as a teenager, you don’t want to assume that your teenager is doing the same thing or feeling the same way. Your teenager isn’t you and may handle situations quite differently than your memory. Actually, I’ve heard some parents state that their teens are wiser and more competent than they were at the same age. Your memory can go a long way towards maintaining an understanding for your teen. What was life like for you as a teen? What do you wish could have been different? What changes would you make? How did you feel about your body when it started to mature? What did you wish your parents would have understood? What was your relationship with your parents? What kind of relationship do you have with your parents now? When you think back to your own teen years, you’ll remember how complex and confusing this time was and you’ can be more compassionate towards your teen. When you share with your kids what life was like for you, what self-doubts you had, and acknowledge their thoughts and feelings, they’ll probably be more good natured towards you. Hopefully your teen will feel comfortable enough to share her thoughts and feelings with you. What parents wouldn’t consider that success?
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Bradford Journal Photo Waiting for the “Home for the Holidays Parade to begin November 19th at Bisetts Building Center is the Graham’s Greenhouse & Landscaping Float. Included in no special order are Fred Graham, Ryan Ward, Sean Ward, Adam Ward, Stacey Gildersleeve, Carl Nicholas and Matt Grillo. The Holidays begin!
New Store Owner Cory Schuchter Cuts Ribbon
Photo Submitted The Grand Opening for the AT&T Authorized Dealer store was held at noon on Friday, November 19th. The storefront is located at 93 Main Street and retails cellular phones and wireless service for both business and residential customers. Store hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Pictured from left to right are the AT&T Mascot; Cory Schuchter, owner; Dick Truman, employee; and Ron Orris, Executive Director of the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce.
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CHRONOLOGICAL LISTINGS Engagements, Marriages, Births & Deaths las Freer, Bradford, Paschen Wass, Sala- LABROZZI, Mari C. ENGAGEMENTS: PA (None) - 83, of Ohio, for- Students Do iPod Math manca, NY Daughter, Nov. 15, NOV. 18, 2010: merly of Emporium, to Corey Miller and Son, Nov. 18, to PA. MARRIAGES: Mary Kallenbach, Shari and Matthew LACK, Mary Zias (None) Olean, NY Woodhouse, Brad- - 73, of Huntsville, NOV. 16, 2010: BIRTHS: Ala. ford, PA Daughter, Nov. 16, Daughter, Nov. 18, NOV. 15, 2010: NOV. 14, 2010: to Aleisha Gnan to Jamie Strang, MYERS, Harry P. Daughter, Nov. 14, and Mark Rhines Jr., Port Allegany, PA 81, of St. Marys, PA to David Davis and NOV. 19, 2010: NOV. 16, 2010: Daughter, Nov. 16, Jessica Mureddu, Daughter, Nov. 19, COAST, Harry E. to Milly Jo Calla and Shinglehouse, PA. to Rachel Meyer 88, of Cyclone, PA. Chad Meals, RidgDaughter, Nov. 14, and Steven Newell, NOV. 16, 2010: way, PA to Jason and Amy COAST, Harry E. St. Marys, PA Son, Nov. 16, to JefPaschen Wass, Sala88, of Cyclone, PA. frey and Kiley Lewis manca, NY NOV. 17, 2010: DEATHS: Cook, Portville, NY NOV. 15, 2010: MATZNER, ConNOV. 17, 2010: Son, Nov. 15, to stance L. Platko - 67, NOV. 7, 2010: Daughter, Nov. 17, Chara and William STALEY, Jane M. of Youngsville. to John and Amy EnTorrence, Bradford, Hassett - 95, of COFFMAN, Richsell Henzel, Olean, PA. ard A. - 57, of RixDuke Center, PA. NY Daughter, Nov. 15, NOV. 11, 2010: ford, PA. Daughter, Nov. 17, to Mary Kallenbach, HASKINS, Susan LUCANIK, Robert to Jeyakumar SivasBradford Journal Photo Olean, NY L. Johnson - 58, of J. - 75, of St. Marys, Evan O’Neil 8 on the left, and Frances Son, Nov. 15, to ankaran and Krystle Port Allegany, PA. PA. Joanne Prechtl, Williams Jeyakumar, NOV. 14, 2010: NOV. 18, 2010: Johnson 9 on the right work on their iPod Olean, NY Corsica CAUSER, Kather- BAILEY, James W. - Touches in Mrs. Anderson’s third grade Daughter, Nov. 14, classroom at School Street Elementary Son, Nov. 15, to Saine Ann - 75, of Mt. 78, of Kane, PA. to Jason and Amy mantha and NichoSHARKEY, Mary R. School, November 22nd. Evan is using Jewett, PA. O’Brien - 82, of St. the “numbering” application, and Frances is using the “math bingo” application. Marys, PA. YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE CULVER, Ralph A. NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 1, 2010 82, of Port Allegany, PA. ARIES - (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) Get A Venus does an about turn and this can put the sparkle back into a relaMIDDLEBROUGH, tionship. Edith M. - 89, of TAURUS - (Apr. 20 - May 20) Version Of Bradford, PA. If someone is being awkward at work, try to rise above it for this can see you defuse tensions. Perhaps you need to accept that you and this FLINT, Eileen R. person will probably never completely see eye to eye. Crowley - 85, of GEMINI - (May 21 - June 20) Port Allegany, PA. You are entering a potentially golden time for close involvements, so why is it that you feel so unsure of yourself? Emailed To You Each Week NOV. 19, 2010: CANCER - (June 21 - July 22) CURTIS, Mary C. You may have to let someone down at the start of this week.Yet as long Wasson - 86, Duke as you are fair and considerate and explain your decision well, that is all you can do. Center, PA. LEO - (July 23, - Aug. 22) P R O B E R T , Although you could feel pulled in several directions at once as this week begins, things can start to ebb in your direction, and in a major way, Mary J. - 79, of Smethport,PA. shortly after this. VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) GRAVES, Richard The Full Moon asks you to make sure that you’re right up to date, 81, of Tidioute, PA whether it is business, or personal correspondence and Port Charlotte, LIBRA - (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) FL. Few are going to be able to resist the power of your point, but even
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Pete O’Donohoe, Commander of the Bradford American Legion Post #108 and Club President Shelley Pugrant along with other members of the Legion present a contribution of $2,500 to Linda Newman, Director of the Bradford Area Public Library, November 22nd. From left to right are Pete O’Donohoe; Linda Newman; Shelley Pugrant; Gary Howes, Legion Service Officer; Fran Goodrich, library employee holding Whispurr the library Mascot ( a 10-year-old Maine Coon Cat); Norm Schofield, Legion cook; Clair Butler, Legion Adjutant; Don Poleto, Legion Historian; and Ed Chandler Legion Sergeant at Arms. The donation is earmarked to be used for the ongoing microfilming project at the library.
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JUST PASSING TIME THEME:
“Children’s Authors” ACROSS: 1. Japanese port 6. Type of feeling 9. *Carter Goodrich’s “The Hermit ____” 13. Used by pitchers and violinists 14. Campfire residue 15. Light shade of blue 16. Chocolate tree 17. Legendary “West” 18. Lowest point 19. *”Diary of a Wimpy Kid” author 21. *”Percy Jackson & The Olympians” creator 23. Fitness spot 24. ____wig or ___ _winkle 25. J. Edgar Hoover was its first director 28. Whimper 30. Lay to rest 35. Post-cremation container 37. Person, place or thing 39. Candle shape 40. Kind 41. Retire from military 43. It equals distance divided by time 44. “Little _____ fact” 46. Used to harness wind at sea 47. Ragtime dance, The Turkey ____ 48. Holiday beverage 50. Chow 52. Beneficiary of holiday toy drives 53.Was key strategist for George W. Bush 55. Prefix for bad 57. *”Corduroy” author 61. *Wild Things” creator 64. Caterpillar precursor 65. Second sight? 67. Marcus Aurelius garb, pl. 69. Bay window 70. Theatrical prompt 71. Not together 72. Part of a hammerhead 73. “New ___ on the block” 74. Michael J. Fox in “Back to the Future” DOWN : 1. *Azog or Bolg in Tolkien’s Moria 2. Let something sit,
as in water 3. Reproductive structures on fungi 4. Asiatic wild ass 5. *Lemony Snicket, e.g. 6. Like flavor of some wild meat 7. Popular three-syllable chant by American fans 8. Not here 9. Tsar, tzar or ____ 10. *Former Australian PM turned children’s author 11. Toreador Song from “Carmen,” e.g. 12. Capital of Switzerland 15. To bless 20. Make corrections 22. Wrath 24. Decoration on top of musketeer’s hat 25. *”Inkworld Trilogy” author 26. “_____ it on!” 27. *The way Conan Doyle’s detective liked to appear 29. Sufferings 31. Popular French pastry 32. Abstractionism with optical illusion, popular in the 1960s 33. __-___ product,
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Gift Ideas You Can Cuddle Up To (NAPSI)-Kids often add animals to their wish lists—and this season, parents can bring home toy pets that range from a walking dog to a cuddly bear cub, a newborn penguin and a variety of wacky, zany, furry friends from FurReal Friends. This season’s favorites from FurReal Friends play on the nurturing feelings that pets naturally evoke in children. Many parents have discovered that the FurReal Friends brand has a pet for every kid. Starting with a fluffy, furry toy could be a great learning experience because babies, toddlers and smaller children can playact out the steps involved in owning a real pet. To introduce your child to the joys of owning a puppy, consider GoGo, My Walkin’ Pup. This adorable fluffy toy lets girls 4 years and older em-“bark” on their very own pet adventures. Girls can attach the toy’s leash and this perky puppy knows she’s ready for a walk. She’ll wag her tail, pant and bark just like a real pup to let you know she is excited to get moving. The toy can walk in circles or figure eights. When the pup is petted, the toy will respond to being touched. Gently stroke the right and left side or the top of her head and she’ll playfully bark. For energetic, interactive kids, consider the Furry Frenzies assortment, for ages 4
Surprising News About Nutrition (NAPSI)-Many parents may be surprised to learn that, in the midst of current concern over childhood obesity, health care experts are also working on relieving alarming nutrient deficiencies in children’s diets. “Weight is not the only measure of good nutrition and health. Any child-whether he or she is of normal weight, overweight or obese-can be undernourished,” said registered dietitian Dr. Katie Brown, national education director for the American Dietetic Association Foundation. “Quality nutrition requires a total diet approach that goes beyond calorie counting alone, to also focus on including those nutrients critical for a child’s healthy growth and development,” she added. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recently reported that children, teens and adults have diets deficient in fiber, vitamin D, calcium and potassium. According to Brown, fewer than 25 percent of parents and children can correctly identify grains as the food group from which they should consume the most daily servings. To help, the American Dietetic Association and its Foundation came up with the Kids Eat Right campaign, designed to pro-
and up. Because they skitter, scatter, bump and go where they want to, these wacky pets are on a race to see just who the fastest and the furriest friends are. Press them on their backs and they’ll scurry around any flat, smooth surface, exploring the world around them. Don’t worry if they hit a wall or roadblock—they’ll just change direction and keep on moving. Press their noses and the creatures show off their personalities, making silly noises and giggling. A great toy for indoor, snowy-day fun is the Scoot and Scurry City Playset. The set, for children 4 years and older, lets kids take the toys on a fun day of exploring and shopping. The furry pets enjoy racing around busy streets and country roads. Kids can collect and play with Flurry in a Hurry, the swift bunny; Zippy “Zip” McNutty, the hyperactive chipmunk; Captain Crash, the sneaky raccoon; Senorita Scamps, the pretty kitty; Buster Bow Wow,
mote healthy eating behaviors and ensure quality nutrition for all children. It features an interactive website and mobilizes registered dietitians to reach out to families, schools and communities and engage in public education projects and programs. Providing families with practical guidance on preparing nutritional meals, KidsEatRight.org features tips, articles, videos
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Bradford Journal Photo Santa Claus and his helpers wait in the assembly area for the “Home for the Holidays Parade” to begin November 19th. In no special order in a 1963 Impala sleigh are Santa, Pat Buccolini, Marissa Buccolini 7, and Gabriella Nelson 8. the goofy puppy; and Dash McFlash, the speedy hedgehog. Children who want to build their menagerie can add furry friends such as Lulu, My Cuddlin’ Kitty, which purrs; Luv Cub Bear, which hiccups; and the Newborn Penguin, which chirps and flaps its wings. The cuddly FurReal creatures are available in many different price points. The Hasbro toys are sold at most major toy retailers nationwide and on www.HasbroToyShop.com and recipes from registered dietitians-professionals with the expertise essential to success. For example, the site advises parents to: • Get children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table. • Involve children in the preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthful. • Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day’s experiences. “Kids Eat Right will empower families to actually transform their daily behaviors and improve the nutritional quality of children’s diets, whether through speaking with a registered dietitian about nutrients, grocery shopping or healthier cooking, or by visiting KidsEatRight.org,” Brown said. Parents and dietitians can also call (800) 877-1600 for more information.
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Remembering Those Not Home This Holiday Season (NAPSI)-A young lieutenant newly graduated from the Naval Academy found himself quickly deployed in the Middle East. It’s hard to describe the sudden transition from civilian to sailor. After his unit survived a life-threatening ambush, he was able to show his fellow soldiers how God was watching over them-even those who had earlier claimed “there is no God in Iraq.” “I was just reeling every day, feeling like if I didn’t read my Bible and a little devotional, I wouldn’t make it through one more day.” These are the stories that grabbed the hearts of chart-topping Christian singing group Point of Grace, and drove in them a determination to do something about it. The result is a 14-stop Christmas tour called “Home for the Holidays,” partnering with the Armed Services Ministry of American Bible Society to make sure these soldiers are never forgotten. “We are three women who have our faith, love our country and are very family oriented,” says Point of Grace’s Denise Jones. “We are so blessed to have the privilege of singing Christian music in our country thanks to the men and women who have served and continue to serve for our freedom. It is an honor to give back to them by putting hope into the hands of these brave soldiers and their families.” Since forming at Ouachita Baptist University 19 years ago, Point of Grace has emerged as one of the biggest names in Christian music. The two-time Grammy nominees have sold more than 6.5 million albums and earned 24 consecutive No. 1 singles. For 194 years and through nine wars, American Bible Society has provided Scriptures to millions of men and women
in the U.S. Armed Forces. Since the United States announced war against terrorism, American Bible Society has helped provide more than 2 million New Testaments and Bibles to soldiers and their families. As one infantry platoon leader on return from active duty reported, “A man’s relationship with God tends to grow a lot closer during an experience like war. It is impossible to truly understand the incredible comfort and courage that a Bible brings during these trying times.” John Edgar Caterson, interim director of the American Bible Society’s Armed Services Ministry, knows that hearts changed by God’s Word are given the strength they need to serve. “As the Scriptures bring healing and hope to active-duty and veteran soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, they create a legacy of life and faith for the future.” To learn more about American Bible Society, visit the website at www.americanbible.org To learn more about Point of Grace’s “Home for the Holidays” tour, visit: www.PointofGrace.net/tour
Sharing The Joy Of The Season (NAPSI)-Sharing the joy of the season can be done in many ways. According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of Lands’ End and Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine, respondents overwhelmingly plan to share the joy by performing random acts of kindness (75 percent), sending greeting cards (82 percent) and buying gifts, with 71 percent planning to spend the same as or more than last year. But giving and giving back isn’t the only way to celebrate the season. Following are a few tips to make your holidays merrier and more festive. • Welcoming holiday houseguests? Nearly 40 percent of survey respondents plan on hosting out-of-town guests this holiday season. From a festooned family room to a welcoming guest bed, a few seasonal touches can help your guests feel right at home. Greet houseguests at the front door
with fresh, fragrant greenery. The survey also revealed that 86 percent plan to hang holiday garland or wreaths. A traditional and festive arrangement includes fragrant Noble Fir, Incense Cedar, Juniper and Princess Pine. When hosting guests, you can also make them feel right at home with a festive and tasteful goodie bag, such as a small monogrammed canvas tote with soaps and guest towels. • Dashing through the snow? The survey found that more than a third of respondents will travel out of town for the holidays. And if you are one of the millions who board planes and trains to see loved ones, make sure your luggage meets the latest TSA guidelines. Look for a lightweight bag that will fit overhead, such as Lands’ End’s FlightWise Carry-on Upright. If flying with gifts, place them in your carry-on unwrapped. Pack an extra bag so you can
Bradford Journal Photo Third graders Dalton Pashkow 8 on the left, and Chez Ackley 9 on the right look up from their work compositional elements of literacy, November 22nd. They are students in Ms. Kim Anderson’s classroom at School Street Elementary School.
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Easy Steps To Help Your Kids Become More Active (NAPSI)-Today’s kids may not get enough exercise but there is an easy way to get them to move more: Get them interested in a game with all the right moves. There are a few new games to choose from: • The No. 1 selling music/ rhythm game on the Wii™ system from Nintendo, “Just Dance,” now has a kids version with a selection of their favorite songs, crazy dances and all-new, kid-friendly gameplay. “Just Dance Kids” features some of the biggest pop and hip-hop hits rerecorded by kids, including “One Time,” “Naturally,” “Holiday,” “Surfin’ USA” and many more. Younger kids will enjoy their favorite TV shows, including “The Wiggles” and “YO GABBA GABBA!,” plus there are some classic kids songs for even the youngest, such as “The Wheels on the Bus” and “The Alphabet Song.” • “Just Dance 2” answers the call with more songs, the hottest new moves, new co-op and competitive game modes, and an improved detection system. It’s a great music game for the entire family. Featuring an all-new track list, this version includes old-school favorites and today’s hottest hits, spanning a wider selection of musical genres. Players can bust a move to today’s chart
toppers, like “When I Grow Up” by The Pussycat Dolls, “A-Punk” by Vampire Weekend and “S.O.S.” by Rihanna. Then they can enjoy classic hits and legendary songs like “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown and “Proud Mary,” performed by Ike and Tina Turner. Want more songs? You can download from an expanding catalog of hits. The game includes moves choreographed by experts in every style of music, including rock, pop, hip-hop, R&B and Latin. These games can be found wherever games are sold or online at www.ubi.com
Tanner Receives Award
Bradford Journal Photo Don Tanner, pictured on the right, County Extension Director of Penn State Extension in Cameron, McKean and Potter County received his 25 year award on Monday, November 8, at the Nittany Lion Inn at Penn State University. Tanner, has been the County Extension Director for the local area since 2004. He began his career as an Extension Educator in 1985 in Schuylkill County and came to McKean County in 1989 to serve as 4-H Youth Development Coordinator. He is a native of Turtlepoint, PA, in McKean County. On the left is Dr. Bruce McPheron, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences who presented Tanner with a plaque signed by Penn State University President, Graham Spanier, and a Penn State Rocking Chair, to mark the 25 year achievement.
Reshaping Teens’ Lives (NAPSI)-According to The Journal of the American Medical Association, one in five teens is considered overweight—but there are things parents can do to keep their own kids out of such statistics. For one thing, families may consider a new program that helps teens look beyond just the physical aspect of their weight issues. It’s available at a co-ed boarding program situated on a 43-acre natural campus filled with hiking trails, horseback riding and a lake with fishing, boating and kayaking. The staff includes one of the country’s leading dietitians, world-renowned fitness instructors, highly trained experiential therapists and other counselors who work with students to teach them the tools and skills they need to take control of their life. “Our focus is not the numbers on a scale,” said Ray Travaglione, who heads the MindStream Academy in Bluffton, S.C. “Dealing with the physical aspect of being overweight is important but it cannot be the only emphasis if teens are to develop healthy, lifelong eating habits. Often, overweight teens have self-esteem and other issues to deal with. That’s why we help teens tackle their weight issues on all fronts: mind, body and spirit.” While weight issues manifest themselves physically, the program helps teens control their stress and anxiety to enable them to control their eating habits.
time of transition and are shown how to make better food choices, prepare more healthful meals, better understand the importance of balanced nutrition and substitute fun fitness alternatives for a sedentary lifestyle. So teens can keep up with their academics while losing weight, the school is structured so that, upon their return, students are in sync with their home school classes. Learn More: For more information, visit www.mindstreamacademy.net The programs include: • Mind-Body-Spirit Emersion—By including all aspects of the student and the underlying cause for their behavior, longterm success, sustainable weight loss and fitness will carry through their entire lives. • Organic Gardening and Nutrition Education—The grounds include a number of organic gardens, which let students better understand the process of growing food, meal planning and cooking. • Outdoor Fitness—The outdoor environment is a functionally linked play concept, providing numerous outdoor activities to get teens excited about physical movement again. • Family Involvement—Families take a major role in helping students during a
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Hold The Butter. Olive Oil Is The Big New Thing In Baking (NAPSI)-It may be the hottest thing in baking, and chances are you don’t even know about it. With the USDA issuing new “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” that focus on battling obesity and related health problems, limiting saturated fats is on everyone’s mind. But what can replace butter and shortening in baked goods without sacrificing one iota of their sinfully good taste? The answer: olive oil. “Olive oil is a smart choice for increasing your intake of monounsaturated fat,” says Lisa A. Sheldon, MS, author of the “Olive Oil Baking” cookbook. “It also has 70 percent less saturated fat than butter.” Understand: We’re not talking the kind of olive oil you pour on salads. Sheldon’s recipe below is made with Pompeian Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil, and the result is one very tasty, moist and lightly textured pound cake. Another plus, in general, of olive oil over butter in baking? Less is more: A recipe calling for 1 tablespoon (3 teaspoons) of butter, say, requires only 2¼ teaspoons of Pompeian. Cranberry Walnut Pound Cake Serves 12−16
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(NAPSI)-Party hearty with your family Remove ham; let stand 15 minutes before or a large group with this new book of rec- serving. Garnish, if desired. Ingredients: ipes to find your Southern accent: SouthApple-Gingerbread Cobbler ern Living: 1,001 Ways to Cook Southern 1 cup all-purpose flour makes 8 servings. (Oxmoor House $34.95). Compiled by the 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (OR) 2 prep: 15 min. experts at Southern Living magazine, it cups all-purpose flour cook: 5 min. includes helpful tips, menus for authen½ tsp. baking powder bake: 30 min. tic occasions and quick inspirations with ¼ tsp. baking soda great recipes such as these: 1 tsp. salt 1 (14-oz.) package gingerbread mix, di¼ tsp. cinnamon vided Citrus Glazed Ham 4 large eggs ¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar makes 12 to 14 servings 1 1/3cups granulated sugar ½ cup butter, divided prep: 10 min. ½ cup Pompeian Extra Light Tasting Ol½ cup chopped pecans bake: 2 hr., 30 min. ive Oil 2 (21-oz.) cans apple pie filling stand: 15 min. 1 tsp. vanilla extract Vanilla ice cream ½ cup low-fat sour cream Preheat oven to 375°. Stir together 2 1 (6−7-lb.) fully cooked, bone-in ham ½ cup finely chopped walnuts cups gingerbread mix and ¾ cup water un30 to 32 whole cloves 1 cup fresh cranberries, finely chopped 1 (10−oz.) bottle orange juice−flavored til smooth; set mixture aside. Stir together remaining gingerbread mix and brown soft drink Preparation: sugar; cut in ¼ cup butter until mixture is 1¼ cups orange marmalade Preheat the oven to 350° F. Generously crumbly. Stir in pecans; set aside. Com½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar coat a Bundt pan with oil. bine apple pie filling and remaining ¼ cup ¼ cup Dijon mustard In a small bowl, combine the flours, Garnishes: apple slices, orange slices, or- butter in a large saucepan and cook, stirbaking powder, baking soda, salt and cinring often, 5 minutes over medium heat ange zest, salad greens (optional) namon. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove skin or until thoroughly heated. Spoon hot apIn a large bowl, beat the eggs with a from ham and trim fat to ¼-inch thickness. ple mixture evenly into a lightly greased handheld mixer until light and slightly inMake ¼-inch-deep cuts in a diamond pat- 11x7-inch baking dish. Spoon gingerbread creased in volume. Add the sugar slowly tern and insert cloves at 1-inch intervals. mixture evenly over hot apple mixture; while continuing to beat. The mixture will Place ham in an aluminum foil−lined sprinkle with pecan mixture. Bake at 375° become light and fluffy. Add the olive oil 13x9-inch pan. Stir together soft drink for 30 to 35 minutes or until set. Serve and vanilla extract and beat another 2 minand next 3 ingredients until smooth. Pour cobbler with vanilla ice cream. utes. Visit www.OxmoorHouse.com for mixture evenly over ham. Bake at 350° on Alternately add the dry ingredients lower oven rack 2 hours and 30 minutes, more information. and the sour cream to the batter, beatbasting with pan juices every 20 minutes. ing between additions. Gently fold in the
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Five Reasons To Buy An E-Reader (NAPSI)-If you’re like most people, you’ve been hearing about the new electronic readers and may be wondering if you should buy one. Here are five reasons you may care to consider: • Lots of choices. There are several types of e-readers available, so you can probably find one that fits your needs and lifestyle. The e-readers that are simplest and easiest to use are the ones designed just for reading, so you’re not distracted by other technologies. • You can now read in color. Reading a recipe in a cookbook with photos in black and white, or reading a children’s book to your kids with the illustrations in black and white, just isn’t the same as enjoying them in full color. Luckily, some of the newer e-readers let you read in full color, so you can enjoy the complete reading experience. • Portable library. Imagine being able to take all your books with you when you go out or on vacation. You can do this with an e-reader, which stores all your books so you have a portable library. In addition, they’re small and lightweight so you can easily carry them in your purse or luggage. • Great gifts. An e-reader makes an excellent gift for friends and just about everyone in the family, young or old, who loves to read. And it’s a suitable gift for all occasions, including Christmas, Hanukkah, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and for graduation. Consider giving an e-reader together with an e-book from the recipient’s favorite author. • They’re affordable. The first e-readers were fairly expensive but nowadays you
can find one for $160 and under. And the savings don’t stop there. The e-books themselves, which you buy through an online bookstore, typically cost under $10, much less than you’d probably pay for a new hardcover book. If you prefer to get your reading materials from the library, many now lend out e-books. One new wireless color e-reader that’s considered simple, affordable and stylish is the Literati by The Sharper Image. With it, you can read and enjoy your e-books on a vibrant 7-inch color screen. When you’re ready for new reading material, you connect wirelessly to the built-in bookstore, where you can browse through millions of books and magazines before making your purchase. As a bonus, the e-reader includes 150 free books (all classics) and a stylish carrying case. You can find the ereader at major retail stores and online at www.LiteratiReader.com
Jason Drives Santa
Bradford Journal Photo During the “Home for the Holidays Parade, November 19th, Jason Himes drives Clayt’s Body Shop flatbed that carried the sleigh that carried Santa and his elves down Main Street Bradford. What an assignment!
The Empowered Patient
A Warm Look At Dark Days (NAPSI)-The story behind two classic American Christmas songs that figured in one of the darkest times in history is told by noted historian and two-time Pulitzer Prize−winning author David McCullough in a new book that can make a great gift at holiday time or anytime. “In the Dark Streets Shineth: A 1941 Christmas Eve Story” (Shadow Mountain, $19.99) tells the story of Christmas 1941, when British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt attended a church service and sang “O Little Town of Bethlehem” including the words, “Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light.” It also describes how, with more than a million Americans serving overseas, two New Yorkers gave the country hope with “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” On a DVD in each book McCullough narrates the story accompanied by the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Filled with historic photographs, the book is available at bookstores and online.
(NAPSI)-Having decided to become a better health care consumer, 76-year-old author Lorene M. Burkhart is sharing her research and insights in a new book called “Sick of Doctors? Then Do Something About It! A Prescription for Patient Empowerment.” Burkhart explains, “We’re all patients from the time we’re born until the time we die. The question is, how will we manage our own health and health care in between? I choose to be empowered and hope others will, too.” Five years of research and countless interviews with patients, physicians, nurses and other medical professionals led up to writing this easy-to-read text, from which Burkhart hopes readers will become empowered patients. The softcover book from Curtis Publishing is at www.SickOfDocs.com/store . The e-book is at Amazon, Sony or iTunes.
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Fast Fabric Fixes (NAPSI)-You don’t have to spend money on new clothes just because the old ones are worn, torn or stained. There are fast, easy and inexpensive ways to breathe new life into your family’s wardrobe. Here are hints on how: • Remove rust stains: Mix lemon juice with salt to create oxalic acid. Apply it
Clothes Last Longer, Save Money And The Environment (NAPSI)-The next time you do laundry, consider this: Clean clothes and significant financial and energy savings are all possible with easy behavioral changes. Expert Advice: “There are three simple changes that can be made in any laundry room to help save money, energy and environmental resources, and they get clothes just as clean,” said green lifestyle expert Alexandra Zissu, author of the forthcoming “Planet Home: Conscious Choices for Cleaning and Greening the World You Care About Most.” “The first big step is replacing conventional laundry detergent with one that is nontoxic, hypoallergenic, biodegradable and free of optical brighteners, like Seventh Generation.” Optical brighteners leave residues on clothes to reflect light and trick the eye, making clothes appear brighter. They can also transfer to your skin. “Second, be sure to wash clothes in cold water with an occasional hot cycle to kill allergens or tackle bad stains,” she advised. According to Zissu, the majority of the energy costs associated with laundry involve heating the water. Clothes can be effectively cleaned in cold water. In fact, cold water helps prevent stains from setting, colors from bleeding and fading, and prevents shrinking in fabrics prone to do so. “The third and final step: Line dry clothes on a clothesline or drying rack,” explained Zissu. “If the average family washed its laundry in cold water and dried it on a clothesline, it could save $200 a year.” Line drying also helps preserve fabric. That lint in the dryer trap is your clothes disintegrating. Tips To Try: She also offers these ideas: • Hand-wash “dry clean only” fabrics to avoid the chemicals used in conventional dry cleaning. • Use just enough detergents, whiteners and spot cleaners. • Leave the washing machine open between washes so it can dry out to prevent mold. • Reduce the amount of laundry you do weekly. Things like jeans can be worn a few times before washing. • Avoid chlorine bleach; it’s a severe irritant. Use chlorine-free bleach, such as one from Seventh Generation, to get whites and colors their brightest without using chemicals containing chlorine. Learn More: To learn more eco-friendly laundry tips, visit www.SeventhGeneration.com/laundryrevolution
gently and a little at a time to the stain. Rinse thoroughly. • Sock it to hole-ly hose: Darning socks and other knits can be easy with the help of a large needle and an old lightbulb. Put the sock over the bulb so that the hole shows. Surround the hole with small stitches, set far enough outside the damage that they won’t unravel later. Use long, loose stitches horizontally across the hole to create a framework for weaving. Turn the sock sideways and start weaving the thread in and out of the horizontal stitches. Keep going until the hole is repaired. • Knee holes and tears: To repair a hole in a pair of pants, apply a line of fabric adhesive around the hole on the back of
the pant leg and thin it with your finger. Thinly coat a complementary patch and press it over the hole. One fabric adhesive that consumers have stuck with for generations was invented in the 1930s at the height of the Great Depression. Called Tear Mender Instant Fabric & Leather Adhesive, it works on tears, rips and holes to create durable waterproof bonds. “With a little know-how and the right tools, it’s easy to do minor fabric repairs at home, far more affordably, with professional results,” says Jerry Cismoski, of the family-owned business. • A smart hemming way: You don’t even need to sew to repair a dropped hem. Simply apply a thin line of fabric adhesive to the hem side only. Smooth it out with your finger and press the hem back in place. On most fabrics, the adhesive will dry within three minutes and be machine washable in 15. • Repairing belt loops and pockets: For a broken belt loop or ripped pocket, even on heavy fabric such as denim, you can apply a dot of fabric adhesive to both the back of the belt loop or pocket and the jeans. Press both sides together firmly and let dry. • Leather fixes: Snags are a drag on leather. For an easy fix, pour a drop of the adhesive into the open fiber of the leather and work it in with your finger. Close the snag off and rub the surface clean; the repair will seem seamless. Learn More :For more information about making clothing last longer, see www.tearmender.com or call (773) 9279442.
Rewriting The Dress Code (NAPSI)-With nearly 60 percent of American women wearing clothes size 12 or above, full-figured women are clearly the fashion majority. But an outdated dress code keeps many from experiencing the fashion adrenaline associated with wearing stylish clothes. Encouraging her fellow full-figured gals to become the fierce fashionistas they were always meant to be, Susan Moses, celebrity stylist and blogger for Sonsi. com, debunks the fashion myths that have kept full-figured women from reaching their full fashion potential: You can wear bright colors, but wear them on body parts you want to accentuate. Leggings are not pants, but paired with tunics, short dresses and the season’s new asymmetric soft T-shirts and sweaters, they look great on the full-figured body. Wear fitted clothing, but remember the “Experiment and dare to wear the styles key to making it work is wearing under- they say we can’t, because you can,” says garments that perfect your body shape and Moses. smooth out your lines. Check out what’s new and read more fashion tips from Susan Moses at www. Sonsi.com.