VOL. 171 NO. 12
Bradford’s Weekly Newpaper Magazine
THURSDAY MARCH 24, 2011
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Bradford Journal Photo The Barcelona soccer team (12 and under) poses for us immediately after their game at the Fretz Middle School Gymnasium, March 19th, during Bradford Community Soccer Club play. From left to right are Dalton Fiero, Mitchell Forbes, Quinn Geist, Jacob Johnson, Nate Evan, Austin Reese, and Alex Coppella.
Bradford Journal These under six-year-old players on the Shark and Hawk soccer teams pack together and head for the ball during Bradford Community Soccer Club play, March 19th. The soccer club’s games are being held on Saturdays in the Fretz Middle School Gymnasium.
The Hawk Soccer Team And Coaches
Local Oil Prices: American Refining Group (ARG) Price Paid Per Barrel for Penn Grade Crude Oil: $95.50 Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2011 $91.25 Thursday, Mar. 17, 2011 $92.25 Friday, Mar. 18, 2011 $95.75 Saturday, Mar. 19, 2011 Ergon Oil Purchasing Chart for Price Paid Per Barrel for Penn Grade Crude Oil: $95.50 Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2011 $91.25 Thursday, Mar. 17, 2011 $92.25 Friday, Mar. 18, 2011 $95.75 Saturday, Mar. 19, 2011
Bradford Journal Photo The Hawks (Under 6-year-old) soccer team members are seen with their coaches, March 19th, after Bradford Community Soccer Club play in the Fretz Middle School Gymnasium. Left to right are Coach Sam Johnson, Tristan Dragoone, Adriana Campogiani, Michael Reid, Lucas Johnson, Carter Marr, Anna Nannen, Jacob Franz, and Coach Matt Franz.
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LOCAL NEWS Tops Friendly Markets Launches Nuval™ Nutritional Scoring System In All Stores (WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. )–Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service gro-
cery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, announced today the launch of the NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System in all Tops locations. The NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System helps customers make informed nutritional choices in an instant by giving foods on Tops’ shelves a NuVal™ Score from 1 to 100; the higher the score, the better the nutrition. Scores are posted on Tops’ shelves and signs throughout the store, making it easy for customers to compare the overall nutrition of the foods they buy at a glance. “Tops is committed to providing access to resources in order to help consumer make informed nutritional choices when shopping for themselves and their families,” said Frank Curci, Tops’ president and CEO. “We’re always looking for ways to help our customers navigate through the wide variety of products we offer.” A player in the growing “food ranking” industry, the NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System is currently in use in more than 1,000 supermarkets in 23 states. The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), a leading organization of some of the country’s top physicians committed to preventing disease and promoting health, has officially endorsed the NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System along with other prevalent medical, scientific and educational institutions. Dr. David L. Katz, Chief Science Officer for the NuVal™ system, is one of the system’s principal inventors and is a leading authority on nutrition, weight control, and the prevention of chronic disease. Remarking on the Tops launch, he said, “The NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System turns a lot of nutrition details into a single number. It is a ‘GPS’ for nutrition, leading effortlessly to more nutritious foods on the supermarket shelf. With this easy-to-use, objective, scientifically robust system, a shopper and family can improve their diet and health one well-informed choice at a time. We’re honored and excited to be partnering with Tops Friendly Market, and delighted to bring the power of this system to Tops shoppers and their families.” Tops’ customers can look for scores with the NuVal™ system’s trademark blue hexagons on the shelf tags of more than 18,000 food items throughout the store. NuVal™ Scores are calculated for a wide variety of categories, including meat, seafood, poultry, salty snacks, milk, yogurt, vegetables (fresh, frozen and canned), cereal, bread, cookies, soft drinks, and crackers, among others. Ultimately, the NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System will guide U.S. consumers within food categories with no influence from food manufacturers. Dr. Leonard Epstein, PhD, is a member of the NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System Scientific Advisory Board, and SUNY Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Social and Preventive Medicine Department of Pediatrics at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Commenting on the partnership between Tops and the NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System, he said, “By offering their customers the tools to make educated choices right at the stores’ shelves, Tops is helping members of our community as they begin to incorporate good nutrition into their lives. Small, incremental changes shoppers make as they ‘trade-up’ within a certain category, whether it’s in the snack, cereal or produce departments, have the potential to make significant nutritional differences.”
PennDot Announces Bridgework in Otto Township
(Clearfield) – Work to replace a bridge on Route 1017 (R.L. Sweitzer Road) in Otto Township will begin on March 28 and a detour will be in place. The detour will direct drivers to use Routes 346 and 246. Project work includes replacing the current bridge with a new, one-span, concrete beam bridge, approach and roadway paving, drainage items, guide rail installation, pavement markings and miscellaneous construction. This bridge replacement is part of a $2.3 million contract that also covered the 2010 replacement of the Knapp Creek Bridge on Route 346. A.L. Blades of Hornell, New York is the contractor on this job. PennDOT advises drivers to obey posted speed limits and follow detour signs.
McKean County Livestock Club News On March 20th the McKean County Livestock Club held their meeting at the 911 Center located in Smethport, PA. The meeting was called to order by Zoe Miles at 2:00 pm., the Pledge of Allegiance was done by Stephanie McFall, and the 4-H Pledge by Jasmine Willetts. There were 6 members, 1 leader, and 2 guests (Lynda Miles, and Marcia Lamar) present. The secretary’s report was given by Stephanie McFall, Treasurer’s Report by Jasmine Willetts, News Reporter’s Report by John Post, and the Game Leader was Kiana Miles. Members talked about what they were doing for their community services, camp, window display, teen retreat, yard sales, and their posters. Drinks were provided by Jasmine Willetts, and snacks by Hunter Miles. A motion was made by Kiana Miles to adjourn the meeting and was seconded by Stephanie McFall. The next meeting is scheduled for April 3rd at the 911 Center located in Smethport from 2-4 pm.
THE BRADFORD AREA 5-DAY WEATHER FORECAST
Thursday, Mar. 24: Cloudy today with snow showers in the morning. High of 33°. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy tonight with a chance of snow. Low of 17°.
Friday, Mar. 25: Mostly sunny today with a high of 33°. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy and cold tonight with an overnight low of 16°.
Saturday, Mar. 26: Mostly cloudy today with a high of 35°. Saturday Night: Cloudy tonight and a little warmer with a low of 20°.
Sunday,Mar. 27: Cloudy today with a chance of rain showers. High of 36°. Sunday Night: Snow tonight with an overnight low of 20°.
Monday, Mar. 28: Partly sunny and cold today with a high of 33°. Monday Night:
Mostly clear and cold tonight with an overnight low of 23°.
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COMMENTS AND OPINIONS 5 ¢ENTS WORTH
by Grant Nichols
By invitation we spent some time last Saturday, March 19th at the Fretz Middle School Gymnasium where many of the Bradford Community Soccer Club teams were playing. There, with the help of the coaches we were able to photograph some of the teams after their respective games. While the 12-year-old and under teams were very competitive, the under 6-year-old and under teams added a flavor of “cuteness” to the otherwise rugged and strenuous game. One of the photos in this issue depicts these very young players……..Other photos in this issue depict first, a donation to the March of Dimes by the Lighthouse Restaurant, and finally, a couple of retired City employees at the Kennedy Street Café…….Turning money is what keeps an economy healthy. And turning money locally is no exception: Money from various businesses, industry, and government is paid to the workers and other people. They in turn buy goods and services from local businesses who, in turn, pay their employees. And the cycle continues. While this explanation for the turn of money can be stated in more complicated terms, expressing ramifications and extensions, it sufficiently explains why the local turn of money is so important to our town. In spite of this, many groups and individuals hold beliefs and work to ends that have been in no small part responsible for destroying this local turn and the “Main Street” economy with it. For example, people who fight the process of money being turned over to the unemployed, non employable and the otherwise idle, do their part in the process of destruction: They don’t see that money paid out in taxes by local businesses and industry can easily and quickly be returned to the local economy through welfare distribution. All such monies will find their way into local stores and businesses within the month in which it is returned by the government to the recipient. And this money in turn will quickly find its way into the pockets of the employees. Another example of destroying the turn is that of establishing predatory police and state trooper activity that either chases people away from the local bars and clubs or arrests them and charges $5,000.00 a clip to be gobbled up by the always hungry court system and state coffers. This money rarely finds it way back to the local turn. But even if it does, it does so at the expense of destroying the most lucrative part of our entertainment system- Clubs, Restaurants, Bars, not to mention the related businesses including those involving musicians, hotels, and other personal services.
-by Vince Vicere Where Are The Jobs You Promised Recently, the voters sent a new batch of elected Representatives to Washington to help fix the economy by putting America back to work. We didn’t send them there to rehash the abortion issue, to debate whether or not the President is a Christian, or to determine whether he is really a citizen. Enough with the distraction tactics, its time to get down the business of creating jobs! Causing a ruckus, disrupting the work of Congress, and waiting until 2012 to become the grand saviors of the nation is not enough. It’s time to put up- or shut up! Now both parties are guilty of jockeying for reelection position while the nation flounders. And meanwhile, we continue to export jobs. The government is still handing out export and import licenses. We haven’t learned yet that we can no longer be the world’s dumping ground. While our trading partners impose a 25.5% import tariff on our exports this nation allows their goods and services to enter this country with the ridiculously low import tax of only 2.5%. This unbalanced trade policy not only protects the exporting nations but also protects the US based multination companies with factories overseas that export into the US. And this policy is so ingrained that South Korea told the US President to pound salt when he suggested US-S.Korea trade policies be revised. The lopsided trade policies entered into by this nation combined with low interest loans and other incentives given to large US Corporations to promote the exportation of jobs and intellectual property has caused irreparable damage to this nation’s economy and the middle class worker. What perhaps is more important is that the above-mentioned process has damaged this nation’s ability to supply itself with domestic and wartime products if it should ever have the necessity of defending against a powerful adversary. But all is not lost. If the guys and gals in Washington could get themselves together and address the real problems, it wouldn’t take long to reemploy the nation. To begin with, they can create employment opportunities in the good old USA by tapping our own natural resources, putting American drilling crews back on the rigs. We could also do more to convince people of the necessity of buying American made products when shopping. It might sound old fashioned to do so, but the jobs they create would be there and waiting for their children. We should remember that Americans that are gainfully employed pay taxes into local, state and federal coffers. This in turn helps hold down the cost of capital in the regional areas, and lowers the debt at the National level.
Bradford Journal Photo From left to right, the Laird Family, mom Nancy Laird, twins Kelly, Jr. and Kaley Laird, 5-years-old, and the dad, Kelly Laird present a contribution from the Lighthouse Restaurant to the March of Dimes Ambassador, Melissa Cook, March 20th. Melissa was quick to tell us that she would like to thank the Lighthouse for participating in this great family cause. The donation is a part of this year’s March of Dimes Babies Campaign.
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OBITUARIES Burial was in Jane Odell in FlorErma A. Hogue, McKean Memorial ida; six grandchildren; two sisters, 90, formerly of Park, Lafayette. Dorotha Harris of 272 Derrick Road, Whitesville, N.Y., passed away Sat- Loie Odell urday (March 12, Loie A. Odell, and Virginia Bas2011) at The Pavil- 84, of 327 Interstate sett of Alfred, N.Y.; ion at BRMC. Parkway, passed a brother, Eugene Born Oct. 17, away Tuesday Foster of Wellsville; 1920, in Bradford, (March 15, 2011) at and many nieces she was a daugh- Bradford Regional and nephews. Burial was in ter of the late Er- Medical Center. nest and Bonalyn Born May 14, Forest Hills CemRothrock Avery. 1926, in Willing, etery, Belmont, NY. On Aug. 8, 1939, N.Y., she was a in Lewis Run, she daughter of the late Jolene Kresge Jolene A. Kresge, married Gerald E. Archie and Fannie Hogue, who died on Clark Foster. On 77, of 31 HawApril 25, 1995. Dec. 14, 1945, in thorne Road, BradShe was employed the Gothic Chapel ford, passed away at the Zippo Manu- at Alfred Universi- on Saturday (March facturing Co. for 33 ty, she married Ray- 12, 2011) at the years. mond F. Clark, who Bradford EcumeniSurviving are two passed away Dec. cal Home. She was born on daughters, Nancy 9, 1951. On Jan. 25, Hogue of Altoona 1958, in Wellsville, May 9, 1933, in and Linda (John) N.Y., she married Franklin, a daughColes of Cotton- Donald R. Odell, ter of the late Clifwood, Ariz.; two who passed away ford and Cecil Jones Burgert. On June 3, sons, Bruce (Cathy) April 18, 1988. Hogue of Anderson She is survived 1953, in Franklin, S.C., and Charles by a son, Gary L. she married Wilbur (Elaine) Hogue of (Amy) Clark of â€œBillâ€? R. Kresge, Bradford; 19 grand- Bay Village, Ohio; who preceded her children; 28 great- a stepson, Donald in death on July 13, grandchildren; and Odell Jr. of Marcel- 2010. While attendfour great-great- lus, N.Y.; a stepgrandchildren. daughter, Mary ing high school
Christina Lyman Christina M. Lyman, 36, of 72 Maplewood Ave., Bradford, passed away on Friday (March 11, 2011) at Bradford Regional Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 10, 1974, in Coudersport, the daughter of James and Sharon Bliss. On May 19, 2008, she married Scott R. Lyman in Galeton. She is survived by her husband of two years, Scott R. Lyman of Bradford; her father, James Bliss of Bradford; her mother, Sharon Bliss of Bradford; two sons, Jacob and Dezman Miller, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Howard Bliss of Ariz.; and her inlaws, Thomas and Linda Lyman of Galeton.
she worked at the Park Pastry Shop and then at General Manifold and Printing, both of which were in Franklin, until she was married. After raising her children, she worked in the cafeteria at Bradford Area High School and as an accounting associate at George H. Daggett accounting firm in Bradford, from where she retired in the 1990s. She is survived
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by two sons, Steven A. (Kathy) Kresge of Bradford and Randy S. (Julie) Kresge of Fairview; one daughter, Kim S. Reagan of Rochester, N.Y.; one sister, Sondra King of Beaver Falls; one brother, Richard (Annette) Burgert of Meyerstown; three granddaughters; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Franklin Cemetery, Sugarcreek.
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AREA SOCIAL NEWS Bradford TOPS #16
-article submitted A supportive and inspiring Take Off Pounds Sensibly met Thursday afternoon, March 17, at the First Church of the Nazarene. Thirty people weighed in and there was a loss of 33 pounds. Loser of the week was Judy Eddy. Loser in waiting and officer of the week was Liz Tanner. Leader Vickie Johnson discussed new contests that are available from headquarters for the coming year to give members incentive to lose weight. Also new charms have been ordered for awards. Jean McAdams gave a fashion tip,”Trousers with straight legs from hip to ankle cut a slim figure. Avoid cropped or cuffed pants, which shorten you leg. Also avoid leggings as they make the ankles narrower but the hips wider.” Bev Hannon gave the thought for the day, “Having a dream is what keeps you alive. Overcoming the challenges makes life worth living.” Betty Austin won the 50-50 and birthday. Linda Hedlund gave the program, “The Ultimate Hunger Buster”, partially ripe bananas seem to be rated to fit the bill. She also discussed “Super Salty Foods”, you should avoid.The rest of the program was devoted to snacks you can eat if you have problems sleeping and the reason they work. The meeting closed with the TOPS prayer.
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The Shark Soccer Team And Coaches
Bradford Journal Photo The Sharks (Under 6-years-old) soccer team poses for us after Bradford Community Soccer Club play, March 19th just outside the Fretz Middle School Gymnasium. In the back row (l-r) are Coach Jason Yohe, Greg Tyler, Tre Ryan, Nathen Girdlestone, Sean Luce, Cameron Tilford and Coach Jamie Tilford. In the front row (l-r) are Ellery Yohe, Dominic Carpenter, Zachary Perkins, Nino Aiello, and Wyatt Stark.
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LOCAL & AREA NEWS International Collectors Assoc. Presents
Family And Fans Root For Their Soccer Team
â€œThe Treasure Hunters Roadshowâ€? The Treasure Hunters Road Show will be held on April 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, at the Masonic Lodge in Bradford, PA, located at625 South Avenue. The hours for the show will be: TuesdayFriday (9am â€“ 6pm) and on Saturday (9am-4pm). Modern day treasure hunters are coming to Bradford, PA! What treasures are stashed around Bradford? We are about to find out. The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is on a world-wide treasure hunt and will be digging in town for five days. During this free event, the Treasure Hunters are expecting to see over 1,200 residents bringing in their rare and unusual collectibles! Locals will have a chance to talk to world-renowned antique and collectible experts, and itâ€™s all free! Recent finds include a 1960â€™s vintage gui-
tar purchased for $100,000! Four gold coins were purchased from a local resident for over $72,000, Confederate money hidden in the walls of a residence that was uncovered during a remodel, Abraham Lincoln hand-written thank you letter, expressing gratitude for a nightâ€™s stay while traveling to Chicago, and much more. The Roadshow could be filming in your town! The Treasure Hunters Roadshow TV Show is a national syndicated reality TV series and airs in over 70 million households. The show has won awards such as the Award for Excellence for a Reality Series & Award of Merit for Entertainment, Drama, Dance, Variety, and On-Air Talent! They also won 2 AVA Platinum Awards for TV Programs/Entertainment & TV
Bradford Journal Photo Rooting for the Milan soccer team are back: (l-r) Emily Bisker 9, and Lily Miller 3. In front (l-r) are Corey Bisker, Crystal Bisker, and Phyllis Bisker. They were in attendance during Bradford Community Soccer Club play at Fretz Middle School, March 19th. Creativity/On-Air Talent! Donâ€™t miss out on your chance to attend the Treasure Hunters Roadshow! Bradford is the next stop on the Treasure Hunters Roadshow worldwide tour. During this event at the Masonic Lodge our treasure hunters are hoping to see items such as coins and paper currency is-
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Hungry for More this Lenten Season? Seafood Sustains Hunger Pangs
(Family Features) The season of Lent, when millions of Catholics, Anglicans and others abstain from eating meat on Fridays, often leaves people hungry for more. Those observing Lent may be tempted to turn to meals packed with carbohydrates and sugar, in lieu of protein on meat-free Fridays. Carb-heavy meals often have little nutritional substance and leave diners starving an hour later. Thankfully, there is another delicious option perfect for meatfree Fridays, and it’s packed with protein and other nutrients - seafood. Seafood is an excellent source of protein, and many types of seafood provide omega-3 fatty acids necessary for brain function and vision, as well as essential vitamins like B12 and D and other important nutrients. Plus, there are a number of affordable and easy-to prepare seafood options that can be found right in the grocery store freezer section. For instance, all-new Popcorn Fish from SeaPak Shrimp Company are a delicious and sophisticated twist on the traditional minced fish stick. As a versatile and accessible seafood option, Popcorn Fish can be easily popped inside a tortilla for a fresh take on tacos, on top of a salad as a tasty alternative to chicken or served as a center of the plate meal with a variety of savory and sweet sauces. For a casual and fun get-together, Popcorn Fish make the perfect finger food for dipping in tasty sauces. Either way, they’re a convenient way to enjoy seafood throughout the season and, the best part is, they’ll keep hunger at sea. Try this recipe for a meat-free menu delight. For more seafood recipe ideas,
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Taco Sauce 8 ounces sour cream 1 1-ounce packet ranch dressing mix 1 1.25-ounce packet taco seasoning
1 22-ounce package SeaPak Popcorn Fish, frozen 8-10 soft flour, heated according to package directions (can substitute crispy corn tortillas) 1 16-ounce bag of fresh slaw (or 1/2 head of shredded cabbage) 1 11-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 avocado, diced 2 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped (optional) Juice from 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons) 1 tablespoon honey Taco sauce (recipe below)
Preheat oven to 425°F. Bake popcorn fish according to package instructions. Mix sour cream, ranch dressing and taco seasoning. (You can use a little milk to thin the sauce if desired.) Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve Place slaw (or shredded cabbage), mandarin oranges, black beans, avocado, cilantro in a large bowl. Place lime juice and honey in a small bowl and stir together. Pour over slaw mixture and toss until well mixed and coated. Assemble tacos. Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of taco sauce onto a tortilla. Add slaw mixture and top with a hot popcorn fish. Serve immediately.
Playing At The Fretz
Everton Soccer Team Poses With Coach
Bradford Journal Photo These young people were at Fretz Middle School during Bradford Community Soccer Club play, March 19th. From left to right are Peyton Kirk 10 who plays on the Mexico team, Steven Kellam 10 who also plays on the Mexico team, Dean Proctor 10 of Emporium, Bailey Fry 6-5/6 who plays on the Crusaders, and Priest Kirk 5 from Virginia. At the moment they were just playing a little tag between games.
Bradford Journal Photo The Everton soccer team poses for us, March 19th at Fretz Middle School after Bradford Community Soccer Club Play there. From left to right are Coach Dan Lyons, Tony Vezina 11, Zack Murphy 12, Brent Kennedy 10, Jacob Schwind 11, Paul Mohr, and Matt O’Brien 12.
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The New Castle Team And Their Coaches
Bradford Journal Photo The New Castle Soccer team poses with their coaches after Bradford Community Soccer Club play March 19th. In the left back is Coach R.J. Jordan 15, and in the right back is Coach Cody Bly 15. Team members, left to right are Todd Smith 11, Brice Whelan 10, Shane Peterson 11, Ryan Dickenson 12, Devin Wentworth 10, Bryce Baker 11, and Caden Kriner 10. Team members not present for photo are Patrick Sheridan, and Dakota Brewer.
Itâ€™s Time To Relax
Photo by Mary Joseph George Corignani looks up from his coffee at the Kennedy Street CafĂŠ, March 16th. He is the recently retired Bradford City Code Enforcement officer and tells us that now he plans to take a nice vacation and enjoy life.
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ON THE HEALTHY SIDE Family Medicine -by Martha Simpson, D.O. Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Early Treatment Can Slow Down Alzheimer’s Disease
AICR HealthTalk Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN
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Q: I know that spinach is loaded with vitamins, but how can I fix it so people will enjoy eating it? Is the spinach soufflé that comes frozen a healthy option? A: There are loads of delicious ways to include spinach in your meals. Whether you start with fresh or frozen spinach, you can add it to soups, casseroles, eggs and pasta. Steam or sauté spinach with onions and peppers, and use it as a bed or stuffing for chicken or seafood. For a simple treat that complements many meals, simply sauté spinach in a little olive oil with some fresh garlic (the more, the better for garlic lovers!); if you want, add to this basic formula some pine nuts, walnuts, mushrooms or either fresh or sun-dried tomatoes. Spinach is a great source of the B vitamin folate, which promotes healthy DNA. It’s also a powerhouse of antioxidants, providing both beta-carotene (which forms vitamin A in our bodies) and a pair of other carotenoid compounds called lutein and zeaxanthin. These latter two are most well-known for eye health benefits, but they are a plus for overall health, too. Frozen spinach can be a great option to keep on hand for many of these dishes, but with all these options, there’s no need to turn to prepared dishes like spinach soufflé. It contains almost half a day’s recommended limit for sodium and 30 to 50 percent of the recommended limit for saturated fat in a one-cup portion. Frozen spinach is a great basic to keep on hand, but choose the plain version that leaves you flexibility to use it in a variety of tasty and healthy dishes.You can find spinach recipes in the AICR Test Kitchen. Q: I’ve seen recommendations for 30 to 60 minutes a day of moderate exercise. How much of that time should be spent on strength training? A: Strength training refers to muscle-strengthening activities with weights, elastic bands or working against your own body weight as in push-ups and abdominal crunches. The amount of time you need depends on the type of muscle-strengthening exercises you do and your goals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that at least twice a week you work each of the major muscle groups in your body (chest, back, legs, arms, shoulders and abdominals). Since some of these areas have a couple of muscle groups, this may take a total of eight to ten exercises, each done eight to twelve times (“reps”). Actually doing those exercises might take only 10 to 12 minutes, but if you’re using anything more than your own body weight, you have to allow for the added time of getting in position and picking up - or in some cases, setting up – your equipment. So overall, this could take 15 to 30 minutes. Some people prefer to work all muscle groups on the same day, with perhaps a smaller amount of time on aerobic exercise (like walking or swimming) and flexibility training, but then the other days of the week spend more time on aerobics. Others might include strength training for different parts of the body on different days. The important thing is that you find some way to work muscle strengthening into your overall activity pattern, and that you don’t do strength training on the same muscles two days in a row. It’s the time between workouts that muscles recover and grow stronger. If you are new to strength training or want to explore new ways of doing it, to get best results and decrease chances of injury, I encourage you to make sure you learn proper technique from a certified personal trainer (through media or online, or at your local Y or fitness center).
Question:My 75-year-old father has just been diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease. I have noticed that he has been more forgetful over the last year or so, but I thought this was normal as you get older. The doctor wants to do some tests and start him on some medicine. Can you tell me more about Alzheimer’s? Is there anything else we should be doing that might help him? Answer: Dementia is defined in the Merck Manual as “a deterioration of intellectual function and other cognitive skills, leading to a decline in the ability to perform activities of daily living.” Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, and sadly, medical research has not yet found a way to reverse its effects, although some other forms of dementia are reversible. Alzheimer’s disease is only diagnosed after ruling out other potential causes through a fairly standard series of blood tests. Your father may also undergo tests conducted by a neuropsychologist — a specialist in the structure and function of the brain relative to specific psychological processes and behaviors. These tests also will provide baseline information about the level of cognitive impairment your father is experiencing. Unfortunately there are currently no definitive tests to diagnose Alzheimer’s, but some are on the horizon. Classic Alzheimer’s disease causes a chronic loss of previously acquired knowledge. This progressive loss of memory leads to behavioral changes and loss of decision-making abilities. The disease is more common in women and the incidence of developing it increases with age. While Alzheimer’s is a non-reversible, progressive disease, there are many things that can be done to mitigate its effects. Many studies are showing that early treatment with one of the Alzheimer’s treatment drugs can slow the progression of the disease. Maintaining a healthy diet and using other medications, if necessary to control behavioral problems associated with the Alzheimer’s, can benefit the patient. To help a person with Alzheimer’s maintain cognitive function, establish routines for the patient. Keep calendars and clocks visible. Keep lists and written instructions for using household items. Stress and anxiety can make memory worse, so minimize situations and activities that cause these reactions. Early in the course of Alzheimer’s, have a family meeting, with the paBradford Journal Photo tient present, to discuss his wishes for his future care. This discussion, while difficult During Bradford Community Soccer Club play, March 19th, the Rangers team assemto initiate, can make the road ahead much bles for a photo. From left to right are Hayden Kornacki, Colten Hervatin, Jack Kellem, easier to navigate for everyone involved. Kyle Kirk, Dylon Irons, Alex Kelly, Austin Jadlowiec, and Justis Jones.
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BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCES Develop Habits of a Millionaire MilitaryNews -by Andrea Bressler, Penn State Extension
Would you like to have a million dollars by the time that you retire? There are several ways to become wealthy. One way is to marry a wealthy person. Another is to inherit a lot of money or receive a large settlement of some kind. A third strategy is to invent or produce a product or service that is in high demand. And then there’s always the possibility of winning the lottery. In reality, most millionaires become wealthy the old fashioned way: they grow rich slowly over time through a combination of systematic investing and compound interest. According to the book The Millionaire Next Door, you can’t necessarily tell if a person is wealthy by looking at them. Also, most millionaires work hard to achieve their wealth; they are not born with it. Self discipline (regular investing and living below one’s means) are key factors. The average of millionaires is 57, indicating that, for most people, it takes three or four decades of hard work to accumulate substantial wealth. Research was conducted by the authors, Thomas Stanley, Ph.D., and William D. Danko, Ph.D., to determine characteristics that millionaires have in common. Most millionaires exhibit discipline and hard work. Many don’t look the part. Contrary to popular belief, many millionaires do not work in a “glamorous” occupation. Instead, they own or manage dull-normal businesses. An especially helpful part of the book described a formula to evaluate your own financial progress based on your age and household income. The formula works as follows: multiply your age by your pre-tax (gross) income from all sources except an inheritance. Then divide by ten. This gives you a dollar figure to compare with your personal net worth (assets minus debts). An example, a 35-year old with a $40,000 annual income should have a net worth of at least $140,000 (35 x 40 = $1,400,000 divided by 10). Being frugal, having financial goals and planning are key factors in wealth accumulation. Many millionaires invest early and often and take action to achieve specific financial goals. They also avoid high-status items and often buy used cars. So they are willing to defer today’s purchases for tomorrow’s wealth. Many of us will not become millionaires. But all of us can learn from the habits that make millionaires successful and take small steps towards improving our personal finances: • Live below your means by spending
less than you earn. • Pay yourself first through regular savings (payroll contributions to a 401(k) plan. • Invest in a diversified portfolio that includes stock to “grow” your money over the long term. • Set clearly defined goals with a price and a date ($20,000 saved within five years). Motivation is a powerful incentive to save. What people think about, they bring about. Who knows? You could even become a millionaire sometime in the future, even if you never buy a lottery ticket. The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) educates and recognizes Extension professional who impact the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. During March, Living Well Month, NEAFCS launched a public service campaign to raise consumer awareness of the valuable educational resources available through Extension Family and Consumer Sciences. The “Raising kids, Eating right, Spending smart, Living well,’ theme reflects these many resources.
Army Pvt. Michael A. Updegrove has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. He is the son of Crystal Updegrove of W. Eldred Road, Eldred, Pa. Updegrove graduated in 2010 from Bradford Area High School, Pa.
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Bradford Journal Photo These family members and friends were in the stands rooting for the New Castle team, March 19th at Fretz Gymnasium during Bradford Community Soccer Club play. From left to right are Tom Whelan holding Matthew Whelan 5, Carrie Schwind holding Danny Schwind 2, and Denise Seagren Peterson.
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CHRONOLOGICAL LISTINGS Engagements, Marriages, Births & Deaths
WAREHAM/ ACKERSONThe mother of Cyclone resident Angeline Christine Wareham announced her daughter’s plan to marry Michael Robert Ackerson, also of Cyclone, on May 14 in Mount Jewett. The bride-elect is the daughter of Carol Wareham of Cyclone and the late Eugene “Mike” Wareham. Her fiancé is the son of Ray and Bobbie McGinnis of Shinglehouse, PA. MARRIAGES: (None) BIRTHS: MAR. 11, 2011: Son, to Melanie and
Anthony Giamanco, Portville, NY. Son, to Cassidy and Jonathan Glover, Olean, NY. Son, to Brittany Chapman and Justin Anderson, Salamanca, NY. MAR. 12, 2011: Son, to Felicia Hrabowy and Gabriel Vann, Olean, NY. MAR. 14, 2011: Daughter, to Jessica and David Borkowski Starks, Little Valley, NY. Son, to Lorraine Gould, Olean, NY. MAR. 16, 2011: Son, to Melissa and Fredrick Roys, Port Allegany, PA. MAR. 17, 2011: Son, to Thomas and Jennifer Sader Novak, Olean, NY. Daughter, to Darin and Carrie Riethmiller Fidurko, Salamanca, NY.
Son, to Charles and Sasha Olsen Backus, Olean, NY. MAR. 18, 2011: Daughter, to Jason and Kelly Cotton, Kersey, PA. DEATHS: MAR. 10, 2011: CONROY, Lewis E. – 85, of Bradford, PA. MAR. 11, 2011: BURRELL, M. Louise – 92, of Genesee, PA. MAR. 10, 2011: HAAS, Samuel A. – 62, of Gifford, PA. MAR. 11, 2011: LYMAN, Christina M. Bliss – 36, of Bradford, PA. STICKLE, Frances A. Taylor – 76, of Duke Center, PA. MAR. 12, 2011: HOGUE, Erma A. Avery – 90, of Bradford, PA. STUART, Helen A.
– 56, of Emporium, PA. OLMSTEAD, Richard G. – 64, of Little Genesee, NY. KRESGE, Jolene A. Burgert – 77, of Bradford, PA. MAR. 13, 2011: JESBERGER, Henry P. – 93, of St. Marys, PA. TAHARA, Doris – of St. Marys, PA. MAR. 14, 2011: BARLET, Dorothy R. Casses – 95, formerly of Eldred and Port Allegany, PA. FA L C E T TO N I , Maurice – 98, of St. Marys, PA. PENFIELD, William R. Sr. – 87, of Ridgway, PA. SCHNEIDER, Darcy S. – 54, of Johnsonburg, PA. YONKIE, Mary L. – 81, of Brockport, PA. HENRY, Kathryn W. Wheaton – 95,
of Greensburg, formerly of Emporium, PA. MAR. 15, 2011: ODELL, Loie A. Foster – 84, of Bradford, PA. DOLNICK, Albert L. – 97, of Emporium, PA. MAR. 16, 2011: SUE, John M. – 68, of Allegany, NY. LINDER, Helen B. – 87, of Ridgway, PA. MATSON-RYAN, Charlene W. – 79,
of Allegany, NY. BENSON, Diane R. – 51, of DuBois, formerly of St. Marys, PA. MAR. 17, 2011: JOHNSON, William T. – 79, of St. Marys, PA. MARCH 18, 2011: SURRA, Dora M. – 82, of Kersey, PA. BAUER, Richard J. Jr. – 83, of St. Marys, PA.
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ARIES - (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) Expect to feel rejuvenated. A completely fresh and livelier phase of the year kicks in. TAURUS - (Apr. 20 - May 20) Someone may say they’ll put in a good word for you but not deliver on the promise. In fact, any pledges you hear around work, are best treated with scepticism. GEMINI - (May 21 - June 20) You can find yourself thinking about faraway places. You may try to enthuse a partner about getting off the beaten track with a more exotic holiday destination. CANCER - (June 21 - July 22) Someone extremely mysterious can have a very alluring influence on you, and may come from a different age group or background. LEO - (July 23, - Aug. 22) Broadening your interests can take you in a completely different direction. VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) You can be one of life’s givers, but are others as committed to you Virgo? LIBRA - (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) Your enthusiasm for interacting with people is certain to be rekindled this week. SCORPIO - (Oct. 23, - Nov. 21) A desire to break free of dull routines can find you restless. Being penned in by demands can also lose its allure. SAGITTARIUS - (Nov. 22 - Dec. 2 You can be a real go-getter, and things are really heating-up. Surprise meetings can almost be fated, and you are likely to find that socially, the pace is almost non-stop. CAPRICORN - (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) At home, you can find yourself minded to make changes. This may see you move all the furniture around, redecorate, or decide to move altogether! AQUARIUS - (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) You might not see yourself as being sentimental, but you can find yourself much more so this week. Yet this is also a time when you can be absolutely brim full of great ideas. PISCES - (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) Your finances can revive, and there is a good chance of an unexpected slice of fortune. However, someone may be a little bit economical with the truth around a relationship.
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Photo by Mary Joseph At the Kennedy Street Café, March 18th,Terry Kornacki looks up from his newspaper sports section in which he’s looking over NCAA basketball scores. He tells us he doesn’t have a favorite team. Terry recently retired from his job as the City of Bradford’s Electrician and he’s spending some time eating Breakfast at the Cafe to celebrate what he alludes to as the coming of Spring Weather.
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JUST PASSING TIME THEME: “Best-Selling Authors” ACROSS: 1. Major tool and home appliance manufacturer 6. Alternative to planted grass 9. “____ the first stone” 13. Each and all 14. Hula dancer’s necklace 15. Classic rock song in which this name is repeated in title 16. Make another map 17. *It’s in the title of Sun Tzu’s famous book 18. Blood carrier 19. *Lawyer turned writer 21. City by a bay 23. Of a female 24. ____ contendere 25. Arabic garment 28. Infamous Roman tyrant 30. Light unit, pl. 35. *Dalai ____ 37. Inconclusive 39. Rent again 40. Jet black 41. *Steve Martin’s other job 43. Financial company T. ____ Price 44. Ingredient in a mocha 46.White-tailed sea eagle 47. D’Artagnan’s sword
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Introducing Solid Foods (NAPSI)—Here’s food for thought for many parents: Introducing solid food is not just about what babies eat but how they eat. Babies need solid foods so they can start developing the necessary oral motor skills for chewing, biting and transitioning to more highly textured foods. “It is important to take your own baby steps when adding solid food to your baby’s diet,” says Angela Haas, MA, CCCSLP, pediatric feeding and swallowing specialist. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Haas explains, “It can take as many as 10 to 20 attempts for your baby to not make a funny face or seem to be spitting out everything you’re putting in. Eating is a learned skill that takes practice, patience, respect and a big smile from Mom or Dad with each successful bite.” But what if your infant has already struggled with a food allergy, such as milk? When you have a baby with this condition, the transition to solid food can be even more stressful. “How do I avoid another allergic reaction?” and “How do I make sure the baby’s getting enough to eat?” are common questions. Here are some important things to remember: 1. It’s best to wait until your baby is 6 months old to start solid foods; this will allow the immune system to mature a bit more. 2. Introduce the foods least likely to cause allergic symptoms first, such as bananas, oatmeal and applesauce. 3. Introduce only one new food every few days and watch for an immediate or delayed allergic reaction. 4. Allow your baby to get used to the taste and texture of solid foods, as well as
feeding from a spoon. This may take multiple attempts. Avoid force-feeding. 5. Introduce new textures in three stages: • Stage 1: thin and smooth • Stage 2: thicker but still with consistent texture (avoid irregular lumps and bumps mixed in with puree) • Stage 3: finger foods (soft or meltable solids). 6. As the first birthday approaches, solid foods should provide most of your child’s nutritional needs.
If you are concerned about allergic reactions but want to start on solid foods, you can check out Neocate Nutra from Nutricia North America. It’s a hypoallergenic, amino acid−based, semisolid medical food you can give to children over 6 months old. The texture is similar to yogurt and it can be eaten by itself or mixed with other foods. If you’d like to learn more about food allergies in children, visit the Food Allergy Living blog at: www.foodallergyliving.net
Make Your Next Game Night A Real Winner (NAPSI)—Any time of year can be the right time to bring friends together for fun and food. One of the best ways to stir up the crowd is with a game night. An evening of friendly competition can be an excellent way to maximize the laughter and get everyone to interact. Here are some tips: • Let the games begin: Select games to match the interest of your guests. For example, you might want to go “old school” with board games such as Monopoly, Clue, Battleship or Candy Land. Another option is going high-tech, with a gaming system that lets players become rock stars or tennis pros or anything in between. A third approach is to go “no-tech” with parlor games such as 20 Questions or Charades. Or maybe shake things up with a little bit of all three. • Seating: Comfort is key. Make sure that everyone has a comfortable place to sit. Think of using card tables for board
games and keeping an open space for ber, according to legend, the sandwich more interactive games such as Charades. was invented at a gaming table. • Beverages: Set up an area where The good news is that serving foods guests can help themselves with ease. In- that feature convenience doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste or quality. For instance, Tostitos Artisan Recipes tortilla chips can be an excellent option if you want to take your everyday entertaining to the next level. Available in two flavors—Roasted Garlic & Black Bean and Fire-Roasted Chipotle—the chips are made with a blend of nine flavorful grains and 100 percent natural ingredients, including real black beans, garlic and chipotle peppers added right into the chips before cooking. That means clude an ice bucket, pitchers and shatter- that unlike many chips, they don’t need a resistant glassware for convenience and to dip to add flavor. In fact, some hosts and avoid any potential problems. Make sure hostesses have been known to serve them straight from the bag. you offer nonalcoholic options. For more information, visit: • Food: Mix and match simple recipes and no-cook dishes that can be enjoyed www.facebook.com/tostitos without interrupting the action. Remem-
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A Smartphone Can Be A Smart Way To Get Organized (NAPSI)—Any time of year can be the right time to take a self-inventory and identify changes we would like to make. For some, it’s embracing a healthier diet; for others, it’s a new workout routine or balancing their checkbook. The good news is that with the latest smartphone technology, chances are there really is an app for that—and possibly even on a 4G system. Since 4G can be up to 10 times faster than 3G, the apps that really take advantage of 4G capability include those that are data intensive, such as video chat, live streaming video, and music and gaming. Here are some useful applications that are easy to download and are designed to help you meet five common goals. Remember, some apps are designed to be used on certain phones and not others. Manage Your Money • Mint.com Personal Finance: An easy way to manage money on the go, this Android app lets users see all their accounts in one place—all for free. • Sprint Mobile Wallet: This app gives users an easy, secure way to buy physical and digital products using their Sprint phone. Customers use a universal PIN to make purchases easily using their Visa, MasterCard and Amazon Payments accounts at participating online merchants, right on their phone. Sprint Mobile Wallet is available to download through Sprint Zone on most Sprint phones. Get Fit Whether hitting the gym or pounding the pavement, these Android apps are designed to help you get active and get in shape. • CardioTrainer: Whether they choose
to break a sweat indoors or outdoors, users can take advantage of this app to track walking, running, biking and other activities. It features a pedometer, calorie counter, music player, schedule and reminders and more. Users can also set up and follow a two-month fitness routine, and even stake some money to be donated to charity if they don’t meet their goal. It’s available for Android phones. • Instant Heart Rate: By placing their finger gently over the camera lens and holding it steady for 10 seconds, users can see their heart rate and keep track of how well that workout is working no matter where they are. Get Organized Save time and keep organized on the go with Sprint phones such as HTC EVO 4G, Samsung Epic 4G and BlackBerry Style. These phones can regularly sync contacts, calendar and e-mail with the user’s business and personal accounts. Downloadable apps for Sprint phones provide additional organization features: • Astrid Task/To-do List: This to-do list/task manager is designed to help users get stuff done. It features reminders, tags, sync, a widget and more. • Springpad: Users can save the things they want to remember with this app, including notes, tasks, lists, wines and recipes. Users can scan barcodes, take photos and search nearby places. The app automatically organizes and enhances what users save with useful links and relevant news and offers and then syncs with springpadit.com for universal access. Available for Android and BlackBerry smartphones and through GetJar for basic phones. Keep in Touch
Dim A Little, Save A Lot (NAPSI)—Rising energy costs and recent legislation—called the Energy Independence and Security Act—are encouraging many homeowners to reduce energy consumption. This means new, energy-efficient light sources are more popular than ever. It also makes dimming the lights more than a way to set a nice mood. It’s a way to save electricity. Dimming an incandescent or halogen light just 25 percent can save you up to 20 percent in energy—and makes your lightbulbs last up to 20 times longer. Though compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and screw-in light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs use less energy than typical incandescent and halogen bulbs do, historically, they’ve not been compatible with light dimmers. Lights have been known to drop out, not turn on and/or turn off unexpectedly. To help, there’s the new C·L dimmers with dimmable CFLs and LEDs. Learn more at www.lutron.com/cflled from Lutron. They work not only with incandescent and halogen bulbs, but also
These days, there are more ways than ever to keep in touch with loved ones, no matter how much distance separates them. Of course, there’s text messaging, picture mail and social networking on Sprint phones. For anyone who’s already a pro at those, there’s now a whole new option: video chat. In fact, in a recent survey of well-known movie, TV and sports stars, Sprint found that many celebrities are looking forward to using video chat to keep in touch with friends and family. For example, Vanessa Williams, currently starring in ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” said clear and reliable video chat “would be an awesome feature for a cell device!” and expressed a desire to mobile chat with her “daughter in college to stay connected at any given time.” Amanda Beard, Olympic champion swimmer, said, “If I could video chat with anyone in my phone, it would be my son. I really get sad when I have to leave him even for a day, so it would be nice for him to see me and I him.” There are two programs available for the HTC EVO 4G and the Samsung Epic: • Fring: This app allows free two-way video calling over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi. • Qik: Users can see and hear each other with two-way live video chats over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi, plus record and share videos with friends, family and social networks with this app. All videos are stored to the users’ account at qik.com. Go Green • Wireless Recycling: When you purchase or upgrade to a new device, remember to responsibly recycle old/unused wireless devices through a trusted takeback program. To learn more, go to: www.sprint.com/responsibility or follow @SprintGreenNews on Twitter.
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How To Prune Your Hydrangea (NAPSI)—You prize your hydrangeas for their beautiful flowers. You also want to make sure you prune them at the right time to encourage the stunning blooms every season. But do you wonder whether or when to prune them? “The first step is to determine the variety of your hydrangea,” said Tim Wood, new product manager at Proven Winners ColorChoice. “This is fairly easy to do. If your plant produces big pink or blue flowers, it is a Hydrangea macrophylla. If its flowers are round and white—or pink in the case of the new Invincibelle Spirit— the plant is a Hydrangea arborescens. Finally, if the plant has large, conical flowers, which are often white but may also be green or pink, you own a Hydrangea paniculata.” Bigleaf Hydrangeas If you have Hydrangea macrophylla, also known as Bigleaf Hydrangea, Wood says you can relax. This plant requires little more than a trimming and only immediately after flowering. You should never prune it in winter or spring, because it sets flower buds the year before and if you shear it back, then you will cut off all of summer’s flowers. Newer reblooming varieties such as the Let’s Dance series from Proven Winners ColorChoice will also bloom on the current season’s growth, but you still want to leave the plant intact through spring so you can enjoy early summer flowers. Smooth Hydrangeas Hydrangea arborescens, also known as Smooth Hydrangea, are beloved for their adaptable nature and reliable blooms. You should prune it back in late winter or early spring. These hydrangeas bloom on “new wood”—the current season’s growth. Pruning them back at that time encourages new growth, which produces flowers. Spring pruning will also result in a fuller, stronger plant that’s less likely to flop under the weight of its abundant summer flowers. Cutting the stems back to one or two feet will leave a good framework to support the blooms. Today, there are two new “Annabelle” Hydrangea arborescens with stronger stems, so they won’t flop after being established. Invincibelle Spirit Hydrangea is the very first pink-flowered form of “Annabelle.” Invincibelle Spirit continues to produce new pink flowers right up until frost, providing a beautiful display across several seasons in your garden, from midsummer to fall. Incrediball Hydrangea has the biggest flowers and the strongest stems of any of the “Annabelle” hydrangeas. Incrediball produces incredibly large white blooms as big as a basketball. Hardy Hydrangeas Hydrangea paniculata, sometimes called Hardy Hydrangea, also blooms on
new wood. You should prune it back in late winter or early spring. You can cut it back to the ground or, if you want slightly taller plants, cut it back to one to three feet. This is a great job for one of those early spring days when everything is still dormant but it’s so beautiful and warm you need to be in the garden. A new variety of Hydrangea paniculata won’t require as much pruning to keep it smaller. The new Little Lime Hydrangea boasts the same colors and benefits of the famous “Limelight” Hydrangea though only reaching three to five feet fully grown. At one-third the size of other hardy hydrangeas, it fits well into practi-
cally any landscape. Little Lime produces bright cone-shaped lime-green flowers, later turning into pink, from mid-summer to frost. Fortunately, even if you make a mistake and prune at the wrong time of year, these plants will forgive you. You may not have flowers for a season but, with proper timing, you’ll see them the following year. Just remember to start by correctly identifying which kind of hydrangea you have. With just a little work, you’ll get beautiful flowers from your hydrangeas year after year. For more information on the newest hydrangeas, visit: www.provenwinners.com
Diminish Facial Lines Without A Doctor’s Visit (NAPSI)—If expensive dermatologist visits have created a wrinkle in your attempt to have wrinkle-free skin, there’s good news. There’s now an affordable alternative to invasive, in-office, wrinklesmoothing procedures, one that is clinically proven to diminish the look of facial lines in two ways, both instantly as well as over time. Kiehl’s Since 1851 has added a new product to its Dermatologist Solutions line, Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler, that fights such signs of skin aging as forehead lines, crow’s-feet, naso-labial folds and lip and eye-area lines. The collagen-building product does double duty by instantly plumping out lines and wrinkles, then smoothing them over time. Sodium hyaluronate filling spheres bind and retain water to immediately and visibly fill wrinkles and promote firmness.
Fragmented hyaluronic acid penetrates deeply to minimize lines and plump out wrinkles over time. The silicone-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free formula features polymers, peptides and silica for immediate results as well as long-term skin elasticity. For more information, visit www.kiehls.com
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What You Need To Know About Marfan Syndrome by Dr. Alan Braverman (NAPSI)—You or someone you care about may be among the 200,000 people in the United States with Marfan syndrome or a related disorder, yet not even know it. Experts agree that half of those affected are not diagnosed. Yet people with this potentially fatal condition can live a normal lifespan once it’s properly diagnosed. It is important for people to know about Marfan syndrome so that all who are affected can get the treatment they need to avoid a sudden early death. I know all too well how dangerous this condition can be. While in medical school, I diagnosed my brother with Marfan syndrome and realized it was the cause of my father’s early death of an aortic dissection. Here’s what you should know so your family can avoid a similar tragedy: What Is Marfan Syndrome? Marfan syndrome is a disorder that primarily affects the bones and joints, eyes and blood vessels. People with the condition are frequently tall, with disproportionately long arms, legs, fingers and toes. They may have an indented or protruding chest bone and curved back and they’re nearsighted at an early age. Marfan syndrome also puts the aorta at risk of enlarging, tearing or rupturing, which can lead to sudden death. If someone you know has the signs of Marfan syndrome, urge him or her to see a doctor familiar with the disorder.
Who Gets It? Marfan syndrome affects both sexes and all races equally. The condition is inherited from a parent in about three-quarters of cases but can occur spontaneously. How Is It Diagnosed? Common, painless tests include an echocardiogram, an electrocardiogram and an eye exam. A geneticist may review the family medical history. A genetic test can also be helpful; however, in the United States, insurance does not always cover it. How Is It Treated? There’s no cure but there are treatments to minimize and even prevent complications. Preventing a fatal aortic tear is of utmost importance. People with Marfan syndrome take medications and avoid strenuous and competitive exercise to protect their aorta. Still, they are required to have their aorta monitored every year to check for enlargement. When the aorta gets to a certain size, surgery is done to avoid a tear or rupture. Advances in medical care are helping people with Marfan syndrome live longer and enjoy a good quality of life. Most can work, go to school and enjoy active hobbies. With early diagnosis and appropriate management, the life expectancy for someone with Marfan syndrome is similar to that of the average person.
Where Can I Learn More? The National Marfan Foundation (NMF) has a comprehensive Information Resource Center that offers extensive information about Marfan syndrome and related disorders, as well as guidance on finding doctors who are experienced with Marfan syndrome and connections to support networks. Contact the NMF at: www.marfan.org or call (800) 8-MARFAN. • Dr. Braverman is the director of the Marfan Syndrome Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine and chair of the National Marfan Foundation’s Professional Advisory Board.
Planning Can Help Taxpayers Pay Less (NAPSI)—Instead of looking at tax time as a date to avoid, you may want to consider some ways to lower your burden by contributing to an IRA. Here are a few tips from the experts at State Farm® that can help: Open An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) By opening an IRA by April 18, 2011, individuals can make annual contributions for the 2010 tax year to a Traditional or Roth IRA of up to $5,000, or 100 percent of earned income, whichever is less. Married couples filing jointly can contribute up to $10,000 ($5,000 per IRA) provided either spouse has earned income of at least that amount. If you are getting a tax refund, consider using that money to make a contribution to an IRA. Consider the Catch-up Contribution If you were 50 or older by the end of 2010, you can add a $1,000 catch-up contribution. If you already have a Traditional or Roth IRA account, you can make a contribution by the April 18 deadline. If not, talk to a financial professional as soon as
possible to start one. Tax Benefits Individuals may be able to take advantage of some potential tax benefits for the 2010 tax year. An IRA helps you build retirement savings in many ways: • With a Traditional IRA, contributions may be federally income tax deductible and any growth and earnings are tax deferred until withdrawals begin. • With a Roth IRA, contributions are not tax deductible, however withdrawals (including growth and earnings) are taxfree if the Roth has been established for at least 5 years and you are age 59? or older, you become disabled, you die, or the distribution is for first-time home buyer expenses ($10,000 lifetime maximum). • The Retirement Saver’s credit provides a tax credit of up to $1,000 (or $2,000 if married) for retirement contributions if certain requirements are met. A deductible Traditional IRA contribution of the 2010 maximum by April 18, 2011 would reduce your taxable income, making your federal tax burden less for
the year. The 2 Percent Effect You may be asking, “Where will this extra money come from to make an IRA contribution?” The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 provides for a payroll-tax reduction during 2011 of 2 percentage points. Consider investing this extra 2 percent in an IRA account. Invest Now in an IRA An IRA can become a crucial part of any person’s personal retirement savings program. The sooner any person begins, the more time there is to take advantage of the benefits an IRA provides. The time to establish or enhance an IRA has never been better. For more information on IRAs, including deductibility of a Traditional IRA, the Saver’s Credit, or to use helpful calculators, visit the IRA Learning Center on www.statefarm.com
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Effectively Managing Chronic Conditions - by Jean Bisio, President of Humana Cares (NAPSI)—Researchers are finding new ways to deal with chronic diseases, which are becoming an epidemic in the U.S., especially among senior citizens. The Problem Consider this: Nearly two in five Medicare beneficiaries live with three or more chronic conditions, including hypertension and arthritis, the most common ones. By 2030, nearly 150 million Americans are expected to suffer from at least one of these conditions. These long-term and commonly in-curable illnesses significantly alter a person’s independence and quality of life and rank as the No. 1 cause of death and disability. While the diseases require an extended level of expensive care, the good news is that much of the cost is preventable with a proactive approach to managing the conditions. Recent health care reform shined a spotlight on preventive health care. However, to achieve affordable care, it is critical to consider the support those fighting chronic conditions already receive to manage their illnesses. Traditionally, the health care system has been fragmented, treating one disease at a time. By treating the whole person through programs such as Humana Cares, we are able to limit duplicative efforts and provide social-care support that helps improve lives.
The Cost Chronic illness currently costs $1.3 trillion annually to treat and accounts for more than 75 percent of health care dollars spent in the U.S. Reflecting lost productivity, annual spending on such treatment is projected to increase by more than 40 percent by 2023. A Solution According to a disease management study conducted over three years by Health Affairs, a creative strategy among employers is value-based insurance design, sometimes known as value-based benefit design. These programs feature employee benefit incentives to encourage people to adopt healthy lifestyles and select highperformance providers. How It Works Disease management programs, such as Humana Cares, aim to address chronic illness by promoting the effective use of health care interventions and preventive care in addition to providing resources to stay healthy. That company provides personalized health coaching via telephone, in-person care management and health education and support. A care manager serves each member and develops a personalized health plan that coordinates the member’s medical needs and helps him or her live as independently as possible. For instance, a care manager might help a member understand the financial benefit of ordering
New Benefits May Help Keep Seniors Healthier (NAPSI)—Staying healthy just got a little easier if you’re 65 or older. That’s because Medicare now covers many wellness and preventive services free of charge. Older Americans can get important screenings, immunizations and an annual “wellness” checkup without spending a dime, under provisions in the Affordable Care Act that took effect in January 2011. “These services have the potential to add years to your life-and the life of your loved ones,” said AARP board member and geriatric specialist William J. Hall, M.D. “We urge older Americans to get all the preventive services their doctors recommend.” For the first time, Medicare will pay entirely for a host of vital screenings-for colon and other cancers, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and other chronic conditions. On top of that, Medicare now covers a yearly “wellness” exam that can spotlight steps you need to take to take charge of your health. As part of this checkup, you can work with your doctor on developing your own prevention plan. These new benefits can make a difference in people’s lives, because they enable
older Americans to get the preventive care they need without worrying about cost. Research has shown that individuals are less likely to get health screenings when they have to pay for them. Many older Americans have not been getting important preventive services, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For example, millions of older people at risk for diabetes and colorectal cancer have not been screened for those illnesses. Similarly, millions of older Americans have not received a vaccine for pneumococcal disease, even though research shows that the risk of developing the diseases increases with age and the presence of chronic conditions. When it comes to staying well, most people know they should eat right, get exercise and keep their weight in check. Now, many can add a new item to the list by taking advantage of Medicare’s new benefits for preventive services. Such services could save your life. To learn more about preventive services in Medicare, click on www.aarp.org/ healthscreenings. And for more information about the health law, visit: www.aarp.org/getthefacts
drug prescriptions by mail or encourage a homebound member to walk to the mailbox three times a week to retrieve mail to help them start to think about how exercise can help improve their quality of life. The manager oversees a core team that comprises nurses, social workers, community health educators and mental health specialists. This group works with members to connect them with communitybased resources such as meal delivery, home modification needs, transportation and respite care. “By looking at the whole individual, we are able to teach members with chronic conditions how to participate in their own care, arming them with a community of resources,” said Julia Williams, Humana Cares manager. “When members better understand how to care for their illnesses, they live happier and healthier lives.” The Benefits So far, the program has led to: • A 35 percent reduction in inpatient hospital admissions, with a 5 percent drop in hospital length of stay; • A 22 percent decline in emergency room cases; • A 20 percent drop in medical claims. While our nation works to prevent chronic conditions, it remains vital to activate programs that help reduce costs and improve the quality of life for those with chronic diseases. You can learn more at: www.humana.com • Jean Bisio, President of Humana Cares, a complex-care management program for the chronically ill. Value-based benefit design may be a way to improve care for chronic medical conditions and lower out-of-pocket expenses for high-value medical services.
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Series Honors Service, Supports Military Charities (NAPSI)—One common household product, used on everything from tools to automobiles, has gotten a major face-lift to help honor those who serve or have served in uniform. Select 8-ounce cans of WD40® Multi-Use Product sold in the U.S. now feature special artwork that honors all branches of the U.S. military and pays tribute to those who protect their country at sea, in air and on land. The special cans of the popular multipurpose lubricant, which has a multitude of practical uses in and around the house, will also help support a good cause. For every Collectible Series can purchased through Memorial Day, May 30, 2011, WD-40 Company will donate 10 cents to three military charities, a minimum of $100,000 per charity. Organizations supported by the program include: Armed Services YMCA, which provides educational, recreational and social programs and services for military personnel and their families; Wounded Warrior Project, which honors and empowers injured service members through unique programs and services that meet their needs; and Veterans Medical Research Foundation, an independent medical research institute
dedicated to honoring service with science so every veteran receives the finest research-based care. Those who purchase the themed cans will also get special codes to unlock exclusive online videos starring actor and retired gunnery sergeant R. Lee Ermey. The humorous videos feature the former drill instructor training civilians on how to use WD-40 Multi-Use Product to solve everyday problems around the house and
in the garage. Consumers can also upload their own photo with “The Gunny,” share it with friends and get a glimpse of special behind-the-scenes footage inside the WD40 Fan Club. The WD-40 Military Collectible Series is available for a limited time at retailers nationwide. To learn more about the promotion, visit www.SupportTroops.WD40. com
Stolen Cars: A New Kind Of Clone War (NAPSI)—If you’re thinking of buying a used car that looks like a “steal,” take a deep breath before you reach for your wallet. It could be a steal in more ways than one. That’s because there’s a particular type
Chic Spring Styles For Less (NAPSI)—Update any wardrobe with key trend items for the spring season. From beautiful prints to bold accessories, it’s easier than ever to find seasonal essentials that are stylish and affordable. There are a wide range of designers that now offer wardrobe solutions, making it easy to stay fashionable all season. Designer Vera Wang has a fresh new take on spring with her Simply Vera Vera Wang collection at Kohl’s, with a few of her top picks for the season. Floral Prints From casual tops and dresses to bags and footwear, floral prints are everywhere this season. For spring, replace the classic black dress with a flirty, belted frock in a bold print. Or add a pop of color to a neutral look with a floral scarf and rosetteembellished flats. Updated Classics Incorporate modern details with key classic pieces to quickly update any spring wardrobe. Available exclusively at Kohl’s and Kohls.com , the Simply Vera Vera Wang collection offers a chic, feminineinspired version of the classic trench coat, a signature spring piece. Cargo Pants Utility is a key trend this spring and cargo pants are an essential piece to transition looks from day to night. Pair with a
of auto theft involving used cars that’s called VIN cloning or “car cloning.” This is a lucrative scam where a criminal uses a vehicle identification number (VIN) from a legally registered car to mask the identity of a stolen car. Car thieves obtain VINs by simply swiping the plate or the number from vehicles sitting at dealerships or in parking lots. They then use the counterfeit numbers to alter existing ownership documents using the stolen vehicle identity. Or they just forge new documents. All too often, these stolen vehicles end up in the hands of unsuspecting consumers. Cloned cars are being discovered all over the country. Law enforcement calls it one of the nation’s biggest used car scams. A recent bust turned up more than 1,000 cloned vehicles worth $25 million. “Scam artists can make off with as much as $30,000 of your hard-earned money and leave you paying off a loan for a car you no longer own,” said Larry Gamache of CARFAX. “What’s worse, you tee and ballet flats for a relaxed, daytime look. Or, dress them up with an embellished top, layered jewelry and peep-toe heels for a night out. Wedge Heels Wedges are the must-have footwear for spring and are an easy way to add instant glam to everyday style. From strappy espandrilles to peep-toe military-inspired laceups, Simply Vera Vera Wang offers ontrend yet affordable footwear to complete any look this season.
may become part of a criminal investigation as well.” The best way to make sure your car is legitimate is with thorough research. To help avoid being a victim, follow these steps: • Ask the seller to provide the title, service receipts and any other documents for the vehicle. Closely examine each document to make sure the VIN and names all match. • Just say “Show Me the CARFAX.” Pay close attention to where and when the vehicle was registered. Registrations in multiple states over a short time should raise a red flag. • Check if the mileage readings on all documents are consistent with the current odometer display. • Have the vehicle inspected by a trusted, professional mechanic prior to purchase. You can learn more at www.carfax.com