VOL. 171 NO. 15
Bradford’s Weekly Newpaper Magazine
THURSDAY APRIL 14, 2011
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Brazil 10-And-Under Soccer Players Pose
Ball Heads Down Field
Bradford Journal Photo The Brazil team members (10-and-under classification) pose for us after their match with Portugal, April 9th. From left to right are Hannah Hooten 10, Leah Faulkner 8, Gracie Ryan 10, Sydney Emerson 9, Elyse Godding 8, Parker Geist 8, and Kelsey Hervatin 9. They are members of the Bradford Community Soccer Club and play at the Fretz Middle School Gymnasium.
Bradford Journal During a Brazil vs. Portugal match, April 9th, the ball heads downfield and so do all the players. This team consists of players in the 10-and-under category of the Bradford Community Soccer Club. The matches are held in the Fretz Middle School gymnasium.
Roberta Green Stands With Her Soccer Players
Local Oil Prices: American Refining Group (ARG) Price Paid Per Barrel for Penn Grade Crude Oil: $102.25 Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011 $102.50 Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2011 $103.00 Friday, Apr. 8, 2011 $104.50 Saturday, Apr. 9, 2011 Ergon Oil Purchasing Chart for Price Paid Per Barrel for Penn Grade Crude Oil: $102.25 Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011 $102.50 Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2011 $103.00 Friday, Apr. 8, 2011 $104.50 Saturday, Apr. 9, 2011
Bradford Journal Photo Roberta Green stands with her Argentina (10-and-under team) April 9th after their match with Mexico during Bradford Community Soccer Club play. Players are (l-r) James Green 10, Griff Kirk 10, Owen Krouse 10, Tony Lonzi 9, Joe Morrison 9, Kyle Arnold 10, and Nathen Laroche 9. The club’s games are played through April at Fretz Middle School Gymnasium.
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LOCAL NEWS Five Simple Steps to Cut Down On Gas Costs -by John Felmy Gas prices are rising across the country -- and the primary reason is the cost of making fuel. While both supply and demand for gasoline have risen in the United States, the worldwide demand for crude oil is up and the supply of crude oil is down. Middle East turmoil and loss of supply have further tightened markets. The increased crude oil costs and higher mandates for ethanol have made gasoline more expensive to make. Fortunately, there are some simple steps that you can take to offset higher gas prices and keep more money in your wallet. Here are five of them: 1. Drive slower. Driving at high speeds makes your engine run at more revolutions per minute -- and consume more fuel. And when your car is traveling faster, it’s also facing greater air resistance, which requires the engine to work harder. So don’t floor the accelerator unless it’s an emergency. Driving 55 miles per hour instead of 65 miles per hour can improve your car’s fuel economy by about 2 miles per gallon. 2. Avoid abrupt stops and starts. The herky-jerky trips most commuters are familiar with don’t just give us headaches -- they also cost us fuel. Starting
from a full stop is a particularly energyintensive activity for an engine. And the extra gas each rev-up costs quickly adds up to a much bigger bill at the pump. So try to make your car rides as smooth as possible. Use back roads to avoid lights and traffic jams. Keep an ample distance between you and the car in front of you to avoid unnecessary braking and accelerating. When approaching a red light, try to slow down gradually to avoid a full stop before speeding back up again. And when you’re at a full stop, don’t gun it after the light turns green -- gradual starts can use up to 40 percent less gas than abrupt ones. 3. Don’t overuse your air conditioner. A vehicle’s air conditioner works by compressing a cooling agent. That process requires energy. And in a car, that source of energy is the fuel in your tank. On a blistering summer day, of course, it’s fine to turn on the air conditioner. But once you’ve cooled down, don’t keep the inside of your car at refrigerator-low temperatures. Overusing the air conditioner can reduce a car’s fuel economy by up to two miles per gallon. When it’s a nice day, roll down the windows. And make a point to park in the shade. 4. Plan your trips in advance. Taking a series of short trips instead of a single long one can put many extra miles on an engine. Plan ahead to combine errands and cut down on short trips. Pick the kids up from school, buy groceries, and drop a package off at the post office in one trip instead of three. And consider carpooling. When you share a ride you aren’t just splitting gas costs -- you’re also cutting down on expenses like insurance and taxes and helping the environment. 5. Maintain your car. Too many American drivers don’t get their vehicle the regular tune-ups it requires. Properly maintaining your car can dramatically cut down on gas consump-
tion and save you money. For example, properly inflated tires can improve fuel efficiency by up to 3 percent. When tires start losing pressure, the engine has a tougher time pushing the car forward -- and thus consumes more gas. The average vehicle on the road right now has its tires under-inflated by over 7 percent, which can cause about a 3 percent loss in fuel economy. Removing excess weight in the cabin or trunk of the vehicle will also improve fuel efficiency. Simply removing this load can reduce fuel consumption and help to lower emissions. Gas prices could continue to rise over the next few months. But even if they don’t, these five simple steps will help you reduce your fuel consumption -- and conserve your cash. John Felmy is the chief economist at the American Petroleum Institute.
POLLEN COUNT Supplied by Fred H. Lewis, M.D. Olean (NY) Medical Group Thursday Apr. 7: Total Pollen Count: 8 Season: Tree Predominant Pollen: Juniper - Alder Pollen Level: Low Mold Level: Low Fri./Sat./Sun. Apr. 8-9-10: Total 3-day Pollen Count: 209 Average Count Per Day: 69 Season: Tree Predominant Pollen: Poplar-JuniperMaple-Birch-Oak-Ash Pollen Level: High Mold Level: Low Monday Apr. 11: Total Pollen Count: 247 Season: Tree Predominant Pollen: Poplar-JuniperAsh-Oak-Maple-Birch Pollen Level: High Mold Level:Very Low
THE BRADFORD AREA 5-DAY WEATHER FORECAST
Thursday, Apr. 14: Sunny this morning becoming partly sunny later. High of 59°. Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy tonight with a low of 38°.
Friday, Apr. 15: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers today. High of 56°. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers tonight. Low of 40°.
Saturday, Apr. 16: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers today. High of 52°. Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers tonight. Low of 36°.
Sunday, Apr. 17: Mostly cloudy today with a chance of showers. High of 43°. Sunday Night: Cloudy and cool tonight with a low of 26°.
Monday, Apr. 18: Partly sunny today and warmer with a high of 47°. Monday Night: Cloudy and cool tonight with an overnight low of 31°.
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COMMENTS AND OPINIONS 5 ¢ENTS WORTH
by Grant Nichols
More Bradford Community Soccer club teams are found on the pages of this week’s Bradford Journal. Their winter season ends April 30 so we’re continuing each week to show as many teams as possible……..Other photos in this edition include a couple taken at the ARG picnic April 5th, a couple from the Bradford Area Gardening and Landscaping Symposium, April 9th, and a couple more taken April 10th during the “Three Pines Mystery Tea”.…….Our readers will notice that we are no longer carrying our Family Medicine column. The author, Martha Simpson D.O. has notified us that funding cuts to the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine have disrupted this particular form of outreach by the School. We will, however be replacing it with what we hope will be an equally informative and interesting weekly editorial regarding health issues.…….Lewis H. Lapham, editor emeritus of Harpers Magazine and author of Lapham’s Quarterly, using the recently released last work of Mark Twain, in an essay entitled “Democracy 101” (Harper’s, April 2011, page 31) brings us the following stirring message: “As Twain remembers but the policy planners in our midst tend to forget, the Constitution was made for the uses of the individual, an implement on the order of a plow, an axe, a surveyor’s plumb line, the institutions of government meant to support the liberties of the people as opposed to the ambitions of the state. Love of country follows from the love of its freedoms, not from a pride in its fleets, its armies, or its gross domestic product, and what joins the Americans one to another is not a common ancestry, race, or language, all of them weighted with burdens of the past, but rather their complicity in a shared work of the imagination………A local resident living on Charlotte Avenue complained to us that cars were being ticketed on his street because they were not being changed over from one side of the street to another on time. He also mentioned that cars being parked in the wrong direction were subject to tickets. And he didn’t stop there. Down the street from his house he pointed to a broken down vehicle on the wrong side of the street with a ticket on the windshield. We had to ask ourselves, “Didn’t the guy with the broken down car have enough expenses to take care of? Did he really need another in the form of a ticket?” The Charlotte Avenue resident mentioned that while the City tells him they enforce alternate side parking to allow for street cleaning, that his street is rarely, if ever, cleaned! Sounds like a little hidden taxation is going on here in the form of parking violation citations.
-by Vince Vicere Shutting Down The Country For the past thirty years, candidates of the party of the very rich, the party of no, promised tax cuts for their super rich constituents and wars to bolster the profits of their holdings to get elected. But to do this required that they spend down this nation’s surpluses and begin a new and bigger era of deficit spending. To quote the former Vice President, Dick Cheney, “deficits are meaningless”. In reality tax cuts without offsetting growth spells financial ruination. Now the cut-tax-and-spend policies of the Republicans combined with the taxand-spend policies of the Democrats have finally caught up with this nation. In a nutshell, we continue to spend more money than we collect in revenue. And to a great extent this is tied to our exporting jobs to other nations and paying high prices for imported oil. But we shouldn’t overlook lucrative no bid contracts, greed, corruption, and unethical business processes that have contributed to our increasing indebtedness. And to complicate and confound matters, over the same past thirty years the size of government at all levels, but especially at the federal level has continued to expand. Now that we’re broke and we can see the reasons why, one would think that we could solve the problem by addressing the causes. So what do we do? Instead of making an effort to expand the US economy by creating living wage jobs that will fund the treasuries at all levels of government, the policies of the party that over the last thirty years have put this nation into fiscal ruination are now directed toward shrinking the size of government programs for the poor and middle class without touching the programs that contribute to the rich. This certainly is an example of the mean spirited side of human nature at its worst. It is also an example of the political process at its basest level. For example: the present “do it our way, or we’ll shut down the government” as promoted by the tea baggers in Congress. Do they realize how such activity and such threats damage the creditworthiness of this nation? And do they realize that the cost of credit to our nation depends on showing unfailing, unfaltering operation of our government? Hopefully the more conservative group of Republicans in Congress will regain control and put an end to the needless interference with normal operations of government through politics. Perhaps then we can work toward real solutions for growing our country once more.
Bradford Journal Photo At the Bradford Area Gardening and Landscaping Symposium held April 9th at the First Presbyterian Church, Mary Gurtler of Lockwood’s Greenhouse, Hamburg, gives a spring Constance planting demonstration.
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OBITUARIES Dominick Chileo Dominick A. “Chauch” Chileo, 92, of 66 Gregory Ave., passed away on Saturday (April 2, 2011) at the Bradford Manor. He was born on July 23, 1918, in Bradford, the son
of the late Anthony and Louise Comilla Chileo. He was employed for 60 years as a plumber for the former Comilla Plumbing Co. He is survived by one sister, Virginia Frigo of Lewis Run; and several nieces
Service Clubs & Organizations Weekly/Monthly Meeting Schedules:
Bradford Area Women’s Club Second Tuesday of each month, DeSoto Holiday House, 6 p.m. Dinner & Program Bradford Rotary Club Mondays, Noon, DeSoto Holiday House Kiwanis Club of Bradford Tuesdays, Noon, at Kelly’s Exchange Club 2nd Monday, 6:30 p.m., DeSoto Holiday House Bradford City Lions Club 2nd and 4th Thursdays, Noon, DeSoto Holiday House Bradford Township Lions Club 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7 p.m., Township Lions Club Building Zonta 2nd Wednesday, Noon and 4th Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Kelly’s
18, 1982. and nephews. She was formerly Burial was in St. Bernard Cemetery. employed at Bradford Laundry for many years. Doris Surviving is a Rimer-Peterson Doris M. Rimer-Pe- brother, John E. Rimer terson, 87, formerly (Cecelia) of 101 Marion Ave., of Bradford; one passed away Sun- specialniece, Deday (April 3, 2011) bra (Bud) McCool, at the Bradford Ec- with whom Doris resided for many umenical Home. Born April 2, 1924, years; and several nephews in Bradford, she nieces, great-nieces was a daughter of and the late Clyde and and nephews. Burial was in Lucille Cornelius Rimer.On Nov. 24, Willow Dale Cem1979, in Bradford, etery. she married DeRoy I. “Pete” Peterson, Donald Maley Donald F. Mawho died on Oct. ley, 93, formerly of 46 Gregory Ave., passed away Saturday (April 2, 2011) at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 7, 1917, in Chicora, he was a son of the late Albert and Edna Boyle Maley. On April 19, 1939, in Bradford, he married Ethel L. Boyle
Maley, who died on Feb. 21, 2000. He was employed as a pumper and mechanic at the Pennzoil Oil Co. for more than 38 years, retiring in 1980. Surviving is one son, Donald (Meredith) Maley of Rochester, N.Y.; two sisters; Louise Adams of Chicora and Esther Montague of Bradford; one brother, Harold “Ben” Maley of Limestone, N.Y.; three grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Burial was in St. Bernard Cemetery.
John Kurban John A. Kurban, 76, of 99 Nelson Ave., Apt. 1, Bradford, passed away on Thursday (March 31, 2011) at the Buffalo VA Medical Center,
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Buffalo, N.Y. He was born on Jan. 10, 1935, in Buffalo, the son of the late John A. and Glendora Anderson Kurban Sr. On April 30, 1966, in St. Bernard Church, he married Shirley A. Pessia, who passed away on Nov. 5, 2007. He owned and managed various restaurants in the area; including the DeSoto Restaurant, Caesar’s Cove and Dante’s Restaurant. He is survived by two sons, John A. Kurban Jr. of Springville, N.Y., and Perry Kurban of Bradford; two sisters, Joan Moore and Joyce Perkins, both of Buffalo, N.Y.; one granddaughter, Emma Kurban of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in St. Bernard Cemetery.
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BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCES
Smart Uses For Your Tax Refund -by Jason Alderman
Each spring, millions of Americans look forward to receiving a hefty income tax refund. And it truly is “hefty” with the average federal refund in 2010 hovering around $3,000. That’s a lot of money to be giving the government through what is essentially a year-long, interestfree loan. If you regularly receive large refunds, you’re probably having too much tax withheld from your paycheck. Instead, you might want to withhold less and put the money to work for you, by either saving or investing a comparable amount each month, or using it to pay down debt. Your goal should be to receive little or no refund at the end of the year. Ask your employer for a new W-4 form and recalculate your withholding allowance using the IRS Withholding Calculator available at www.irs.gov. This is also a good idea whenever your pay or family situation changes significantly (e.g., pay increase, marriage, divorce, new child,
etc.) Just be careful, because if too little is deducted, you might end up owing more tax next April, and possibly even interest or penalty fees. IRS Publication 919 can help guide you through the decisionmaking process. Some people received larger-thannormal tax refunds in 2009 and 2010 thanks to the Making Work Pay credit, which expired December 31, 2010. In its place, most taxpayers will see a 2 percent reduction in the amount being withheld for Social Security in 2011 paychecks. Another change this year was a Treasury Department pilot program that offered 600,000 randomly selected low- and moderate-income families an opportunity to have their tax refunds directdeposited into a prepaid debit card issued through Bonneville Bank. The pilot explored ways to save the government money (direct deposits cost 1/10th as much to process as paper checks) as well as to give people with no bank account easier and more cost-effec-
Workers Load Plates
Bradford Journal Photo Hungry workers load up their plates under the tents during the ARG Annual Picnic, April 5th. On the left is Denny Forquer, and on the right is Pete Dorward. They had a nice variety of food to choose from: pasta, hamburger, Italian sausage, brownies, chips and dip, beans and mixed vegetables – a simple but nutritious selection of food.
tive access to their tax refunds. Here are ways to put your refund to good use: Pay down debt. By increasing your payment amount on outstanding loan or credit card balances you can significantly lower the total amount of interest paid. Say you’re paying $80 a month on a $2,000 credit card balance at 18 percent interest. By doubling your payment to $160, you’ll reduce the payoff time from 32 months to 14, and shave $295 off the total amount of interest paid. Start an emergency fund. To protect your family against the impact of a layoff or other unexpected financial crisis (such as a medical emergency, car accident or theft), set aside enough cash to cover at least six months of living expenses. Save for retirement. If your debt and emergency savings are under control, add to your IRA or 401(k) accounts, particularly if your employer matches contributions – a 50 percent match corresponds to a 50 percent rate of return. Invest in yourself. Enroll in college courses or vocational training to ensure you have additional skills to fall back on should you lose your job or want to change careers. Invest in your family’s future. Another good use for your refund is to set up a 529 Qualified State Tuition Plan or a Coverdell Education Savings Account to fund your children’s or grandchildren’s education – all while ensuring your contributions will grow tax-free until withdrawn.
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AREA SOCIAL NEWS Coaches Pose With Their Team- Brazil
Bradford Journal Coaches Travis Laird on the left and Chris Pingie on the right stand with their soccer team, Portugal (10-and-under) April 9th after their match with Brazil. Players are (l-r) Faith Pingie 9, Sarie Yohe 8, Mia Neubert 10, Alivia Laird 8, Kelcie Moffett 9, Victoria Nelson 10, Charlie Parker 9, Gabriella Nelson 9, and Haleigh Reid 9. They are member of the Bradford Community Soccer Club and play at the Fretz Middle School Gymnasium.
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Bradford Journal During England vs. Poland Bradford Community Soccer Club play, April 9th fast moving action adds rhythm as well as unsuspected motion to this category 10-and-under match at the Fretz Middle School Gymnasium.
Where’d The Ball Go…
April 2011 Apr. 14: United Way Springs Art Gala Glendorn, Bradford, PA. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Cost: $50 per person. Auction of hand-painted and hand-crafted items. For more information, contact the United Way of the Bradford Area. Apr. 17: March for Babies Walk 12:30pm Callahan Park, Bradford, PA. Duck regatta begins at 12:30pm, walk starts at 1pm. Register at www.marchforbabies.org Apr. 19: Kiwanis Club of Bradford 75th Anniversary Celebration 6pm cocktails, 7pm dinner Bradford Club, Bradford, PA. For more information or to make reservations, contact Candy Tingley at 814-368-3186. Apr. 21 -25: Spring Break – No School Bradford Area School District Apr. 21: The Republican Spring Dinner 6pm Cocktails, 7pm Dinner Pennhills Club, 146 Pennhills Drive, Bradford, PA. Hosted by the McKean County Republican Committee. Featured speaker with be the Pennsylvania Speaker of the House, State Representative Sam Smith of the 66th Legislative District. For information call Brenda Dunn at 814-465-3534
Bradford Journal Here we see some fast action on the field, during a Brazil vs. Portugal match, April 9th at Fretz Middle School. These players are in a 10-and-under category in the Bradford Community Soccer Club. Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of the ball.
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Caribbean Pineapple-Lime Ice Cream
ooking Channel and Univision star Ingrid Hoffmann, host of Simply Delicioso and Delicioso (on Telefutura / Univision) shares her ideas to liven up your springtime desserts! Ingrid suggests combining fresh, seasonal flavors with Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk to ensure perfect homemade and easy desserts year-round. Serve up a sweet surprise with these delicious new recipes and baking tips from Ingrid Hoffmann:
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Surprise guests with a new twist on the traditional Latin-American dessert with a Chocolate Flan Cake. A velvety-textured flan custard is layered with a rich chocolate cake for a perfect marriage of sweet and creamy. Dessert bars are a great solution for easy entertaining. Spice up any table by preparing Tropical Dessert Bars and then top with smooth and creamy Dulce de Leche, which can easily be made by heating Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk on the stovetop or in the oven. Exotic fruits paired with rich cream cheese create a delicious combination in this recipe Ingrid Hoffmann for Passion Fruit Cheesecake. Find seasonal inspiration by visiting local farmers markets. Homemade ice cream is easier than you think. Make Caribbean Pineapple Lime Ice Cream in three simple steps with Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk. Or create an artisan inspired ice cream flavor at home by combining spices like chipotle or cinnamon with lime zest, fresh or frozen blueberries or raspberries and add to your ice cream mixture. Visit www.eaglebrand.com or www.marcaeagle.com for more recipes and helpful tips from Ingrid Hoffmann.
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Caribbean Pineapple-Lime Ice Cream Makes 12 servings Ready in 4 hours 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple in pineapple juice, undrained 1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon grated lime peel 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 4 to 5 drops yellow food coloring (optional) 1 cup heavy cream 1. COMBINE undrained pineapple, sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, lime peel, vanilla and food coloring, if desired, in a large bowl; mix well. 2. WHIP cream in medium bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until stiff peaks form. Fold into pineapple mixture. 3. POUR into 9 x 5-inch loaf pan or 2-quart freezer-safe container. Cover; freeze until firm, about 3 hours.
Tropical Dessert Bars Makes 3 dozen Ready in 3 hours Bottom Layer 1 (17.5-ounce) package sugar cookie mix 1/2 cup butter, melted Cream Cheese Pineapple Layer 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 2 large eggs 1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, drained, reserving 2 tablespoons juice Coconut Layer 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped 1/4 cup butter, melted 1. HEAT oven to 350°F. Line 13 x 9inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. 2. STIR cookie mix and melted butter with fork until crumbs form. Press evenly in bottom of prepared pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. 3. BEAT cream cheese in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in eggs just until blended. Beat in sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and 2 tablespoons pineapple juice. Pour over warm crust. Sprinkle drained pineapple evenly over top. 4. STIR coconut, macadamia nuts and butter in small bowl until evenly moistened. Sprinkle over pineapple layer. 5. BAKE 30 to 35 minutes or until filling is set and coconut is lightly browned. Cool 1 hour on wire rack. Chill 1 hour. Cut into bars.
Passion Fruit Cheesecake
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Passion Fruit Cheesecake
Makes 18 to 20 servings Ready in 8 hours Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray Cake 1/2 cup Smucker’s® Caramel Flavored Topping 1 (18.25-ounce) box Pillsbury® Moist Supreme® Devil’s Food Premium Cake Mix 1/2 cup Crisco Pure Vegetable Oil 3 large eggs 1 1/4 cups water Flan 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 4 large eggs, at room temperature 1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 (12-fluid ounce) can PET® Evaporated Milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1. HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat 12-cup fluted tube pan with no-stick cooking spray. Place piece of rolled up foil in tube opening of pan to prevent cake from baking over top. Pour caramel flavored topping into prepared pan. 2. PREPARE cake mix according to package directions using the oil, eggs and water. Pour evenly over caramel flavored topping. 3. COMBINE cream cheese, eggs, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla in blender container. Process until blended. Pour slowly over cake batter. 4. COAT piece of foil with no-stick cooking spray. Cover pan tightly with foil and place coated side down. Place pan in large roasting pan. Pour hot water into roasting pan to a depth of 2 inches. 5. BAKE 2 hours or until toothpick in center still has a few moist crumbs. Place cake on cooling rack. Cool 15 minutes. Remove foil and invert onto serving plate. Cool 1 hour at room temperature. Chill 4 hours or overnight. TIP: Be careful when inverting hot cake onto serving plate. Place plate upside down on top of pan, place another cooling rack on top, then invert.
Makes 12 to 16 servings Ready in 11 hours Crisco Original No-Stick Cooking Spray Cheesecake 30 gingersnap cookies 3/4 cup pecans 6 tablespoons butter, melted 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature 1/2 cup sugar 1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk 4 large eggs 1 cup frozen passion fruit pulp, thawed or 1 cup passion fruit puree Passion Fruit Glaze 2/3 cup frozen passion fruit pulp, thawed or 2/3 cup passion fruit puree 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup water 1. HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat 9 x 3-inch springform pan with no-stick cooking spray. 2. PROCESS cookies and pecans in food processor until fine crumbs form. Place in small bowl. Stir in melted butter until evenly moistened. Press evenly onto bottom of prepared pan and 1-inch up sides. Bake 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Wrap foil around bottom and sides of pan. 3. BEAT cream cheese and sugar in large mixing bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Pour in sweetened condensed milk gradually, beating until blended. Beat in eggs just until combined. 4. MEASURE 2/3 cup of cheesecake and pour into small bowl. Whisk with 1 cup passion fruit pulp until blended. Pour remaining cheesecake into cooled crust. Spoon small dollops of passion fruit mixture over top of batter. Swirl with knife to make marbled appearance. 5. BAKE 60 to 70 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool 1 hour on wire rack. Chill at least 8 hours or overnight. 6. To make glaze: COMBINE fruit pulp, sugar and water in small saucepan. Bring to a boil on medium high heat. Cook 15 to 20 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken and measures about 2/3 cup. Place in small bowl. Cool completely. 7. REMOVE cheesecake from pan. Place on large serving dish. Spread glaze over top.
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Poland Team and Coach Pose After Match
A Matter of Footwork
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Coach Donnie Hayden and his team, Poland (10-and-under category) pose for us after their match with England during Bradford Community Club Soccer, April 9th. Players are (l-r) Payton Allen 10, Easton Rinfrette 9, Mitchell Hayden 10, Jacob Wilcox 10, and Mitchell McLaughlin 9. Playing in the game but not present for photo was Jim Rinfrette 9.
During England vs. Poland (10-and-under) play at Fretz Middle School Gymnasium, April 9th, we see some of the fancy footwork necessary to gain control of the soccer ball. These teams are members of the Bradford Community Soccer Club that holds matches every Saturday through April.
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ON THE HEALTHY SIDE AICR HealthTalk Easy Tips To Help You De-Stress
Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research
Q: Is it true that it is more beneficial for older people to walk at a brisk pace than at a regular walking pace? A: Your question relates to news reports about research that links longer life expectancy with faster walking speed. These large studies of adults – mostly those age 65 and older – do link faster speed while walking a short test distance with longer life. Other indicators of physical function, such as grip strength and ability to rise from a chair, also show this link. But researchers say faster walking and these other physical functions are a marker that can help to separate more frail elderly from healthier elderly, which can be important in making various healthcare decisions. Walking speed is affected by muscle strength, heart function, balance and more, all of which relate to various aspects of health. Optimal walking speed varies with individuals, especially as we age and we know that people “age” at different rates. Walking is a good exercise for all of us, promoting weight control and providing direct benefits to lower risk of heart disease and cancer. Walking at a brisk pace means that in the same amount of time you burn more calories than walking at a slower pace, and thus does more to assist weight control.A pace brisk enough for an individual to feel their heart rate a little elevated may bring additional health benefits, too, though how fast that pace is will vary among individuals. One study of older adults showed that over 10 years, those who improved their physical fitness with regular exercise were less likely to show increases in blood pressure, blood triglycerides or insulin levels. For now though, researchers note that walking speed is more clearly one indicator of health status, rather than a target to improve health. Whatever their pace of walking, federal guidelines advise older adults to “avoid an inactive lifestyle:” the less we do; the less we become able to do. Q: Is it true that barramundi fish is high in omega-3 fat? A: Barramundi (also known as Giant Perch or Asian Sea Bass) is not quite as high in omega-3 fat as salmon, Atlantic mackerel, sardines or farmed rainbow trout, but it is a source of substantial omega-3 fat, with about 500 milligrams (mg) in a cooked 3-ounce serving (the size of a deck of cards). Its sweet, mild flavor makes it a popular choice, even with people who don’t like the stronger taste of some of these other high omega-3 fish. According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, when you get barramundi from U.S. or Australian sources, it is generally farmed in environmentally sound systems, and contaminants like mercury tend not to be a problem. It’s available both fresh and frozen and can be served with a simple squirt of lemon juice to accent its flavor. Or try it baked, broiled or sautéed with flavors of the Mediterranean (like tomatoes, basil and garlic), Asia (like ginger and mushrooms) or Latin America (like lime, cilantro and jalapeno peppers).
(StatePoint) Stress is on the rise nationwide, and experts say it’s endangering our physical and emotional health. Approximately three-quarters of Americans say they experience chronic stress at unhealthy levels, putting them at risk for heart disease, diabetes and depression, according to the American Psychological Association’s 2010 “Stress in America” survey. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s more important than ever to take time to de-stress through such techniques as exercise, meditation and proper nutrition. Meditate To Unwind Scheduling time during your week to unwind will help you access your self-confidence and make better life choices. “Many experts believe in the healing powers of meditation. It allows us to de-stress from our hectic, overscheduled lives,” says Ryuho Okawa, author of the new book “The Next Great Awakening: A Spiritual Renaissance” and founder of the Happy Science spiritual movement, which has 12 million members in 70 countries. “The real purpose of meditation is not just relaxing, but closing your physical eyes, and going into a state where you open your spiritual eyes.” One form of mediation practiced and taught by Okawa focuses on teaching people how to enjoy solitude and silence. Once you stop the constant chattering in your busy mind, you can tap into a sense of peace and gain confidence in being alone. In the process you become more self-sufficient, since you will no longer be looking to others for confirmation of who you are. Another method is called “Reflective Meditation,” where you look back at the events that took place in the past week, month, year, or your whole life. Through selfreflection, you calm your mind and enter a state of deep relaxation. This meditation allows you to change your perspective from negative to positive and become happier and healthier. Take Care of Yourself It’s easy to forget to take care of yourself when balancing work and family obligations. Make sure to eat healthfully, instead of grabbing fast food or snacks on the run. Get proper nutrients from vegetables, fruits, protein and grains.When tension spikes, a balanced diet will help you stay calm. Walk, run, dance or participate in a favorite sport to work out tension. Physical activity can clear your mind and release endorphins that make you feel better. Get proper sleep. Too little sleep can make you more stressed and too much can make you sluggish. It’s a balancing act. Engage With The World Don’t spend all your time alone, indoors, stressing about life. Enjoy natural sunlight and the great outdoors. Or spend more time with people who love you for yourself and who have upbeat outlooks about life. These people lift your spirits, help you have fun and even may help solve problems in your life. “De-stressing is about more than just calming down our hectic lives,” emphasizes Okawa. “It’s about self-acceptance as well as unconditional love for others, because we are all struggling to better our lives.”
Kennedy Street Café Catering Under Tents
Bradford Journal Photo Kennedy Street Café Catering fed hundreds of hungry workers at ARG during the annual picnic held there, April 5th. Preparing to serve the 2nd group are (l-r) Sean Devitt, Doug Schulze, and Jim Derx, owner of Kennedy St. Café and Catering. “Considering the weather,” said Jim, “this event is running very smoothly”.
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Social Security Looms For Baby Boomers
Coaches Stand With Players After The Match
-by Jason Alderman
Talk about a stampede: The first wave of Baby Boomers begins turning 65 in 2011, which means they'll soon be tapping Social Security retirement benefits, if they haven't already. If you're a Boomer and haven't yet investigated how this program works, this may be a good time to learn the ropes. When you work and pay Social Security taxes, you earn up to four "credits" per year based on net income. In 2011, it takes $1,120 in income to earn one credit.You must accumulate at least 40 credits over your lifetime to qualify for a benefit; however, those who haven't earned sufficient credits sometimes qualify based on their spouse's work record. Retirement benefits are calculated based on earnings during 40 years of work. The five lowest-earning years are dropped and each year not worked counts as zero. "Full retirement age" increases gradually from 65 for those born before 1938 to 67 if born after 1959. If eligible, you may begin drawing benefits at 62; however, doing so may reduce your benefit by up to 30 percent. The percentage reduction gradually lessens as you approach full retirement age. Alternatively, if you postpone participating until after reaching full retirement age, your benefit increases by 7 to 8 percent per year, up to age 70. You can use the Retirement Planner tools at www.socialsecurity.gov/retire2 to estimate your retirement benefit under different earnings, age and life-expectancy scenarios. If you're married and your earned benefit is less than 50 percent of your spouse's, you're eligible for a benefit equal to half of theirs. Spousal benefits also are available if you're divorced, provided: your marriage lasted at least 10 years; you remained unmarried before age 60 (or that marriage also ended); and you're at least 62. If you remarried after age 60 (or 50, if disabled), you can still collect benefits based on your former spouse's record. If your spouse dies and was benefits-eligible, you and your children may be eligible for survivor benefits. Amounts vary depending on age, disability status and other factors. Read the Survivors Planner at www.ssa.gov/ survivorplan/ifyou.htm for details. Know that if you begin collecting Social Security before full retirement age yet continue to work, your benefit may be reduced. In 2011, you'll lose one dollar in benefits for every two dollars you earn over $14,160. (Note: Investment income doesn't count.) However, if you reach full retirement age in 2011, the formula changes: $1 will be deducted from your benefits for each $3 you earn above $37,680 until the month you reach full retirement age. After that, no further reductions. Thus, if you think you'll need to continue working, it might be wiser to hold off collecting Social Security until reaching full retirement age. These benefit reductions are not completely lost, however: Your Social Security benefit will be increased upon reaching full retirement age to account for benefits withheld due to earlier earnings. And finally, although Social Security benefits aren't taxed by many states, they are considered taxable income by the federal government. So, depending on your income, you may owe federal income tax on a portion of your benefit. For more details, read IRS Tax Topic 423 and Publication 915 at www.irs.gov .
Bradford Journal Photo Coaches Pat Swanson on the left, and Mike Kirk on the right stand with their team, Mexico (10-and-under) after their match with Argentina, April 9th during Bradford Community Soccer Club play. Players (l-r) are Cotton Swanson 10, Dominic Cary 9, Tyler Gigliotti 9, Steven Kellam 10, Chase Alexis 9, Severn Girdlestone 9, and Peyton Kirk.
Previews A Nice Letter
Opening The Event
Bradford Journal Photo Pat Donahue gives us a preview of a correspondence received from author Louise Penny during the “Three Pines Mystery Tea” held April 10th at the First Presbyterian Church, Bradford. Louise wished them the best on their event (tea plays a big part in the setting for her book entitled Still Life). Penny also reminded the bibliophiles in attendance of her upcoming visit to Bradford, May 3rd for a book signing. The tea event was organized by Pat Donahue and Dr. Holly Spittler.
Bradford Journal Photo At the “Three Pines Mystery Tea” held April 10th at the First Presbyterian Church, Bradford, Dr. Holly Spittler welcomes those in attendance. During the event, tea, sweets and savory delicacies apropos of Louise Penny’s Still Life, complimented the stimulating conversation of those who share the quality of enjoying good books. Dr. Spittler and Pat Donahue were the organizers for the event.
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CHRONOLOGICAL LISTINGS Engagements, Marriages, Births & Deaths
WEI/KLINEMark Kline and Xiaoxi Wei of Tonawanda, N.Y., are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding Oct. 15TH at Butler Mansion in Buffalo, N.Y.The groom elect is the son of Hope Kline of Bradford and William E. Kline of Smethport. His fiancée is the daughter of Houjan Wei and Ling Li of China.
gagement of their son, Jacob Wells of Kittanning, to Nicole McAuley, daughter of Mary Jo McAuley and John McAuley, both of Kittanning. A Sept. 3rd wedding is planned. MARRIAGES: (None) BIRTHS:
APRIL 2, 2011: Son, to Deshina McKinney and John Barber, Portville, NY. McAULEY/WELLS- APRIL 3, 2011: Jim and Debbie Son, to Kiro and Wells of Bradford Katie Weart Sekuannounced the en- lovski, Olean, NY.
APRIL 4, 2011: Son, to Christopher and Melinda Green Langehennig, Salamanca, NY. Son, to Amanda Cavalline, St. Marys, and Jacob Stager, Ridgway, PA. APRIL 6, 2011: Daughter, to Maynard and Kayla Raecher, Great Valley, NY. Daughter, to James and Heather Hasper Weber, Great Valley, NY. Daughter, to Tony and Sarah D’Amore, St. Marys, PA. APRIL 7, 2011: Daughter, to Daniel and Jaclyn Gibbs Moore, Olean, NY.
Son, to Jeremy Foster and Starr Bliss, Salamanca, NY. APRIL 8, 2011: Daughter, to Meghan Lama, Lewis Run, PA. DEATHS: MARCH 26, 2011: GORDON, Greg J. - 45, of Boise, Idaho, formerly of Bradford, PA. MARCH 31, 2011: KURBAN, John A. 76, of Bradford, PA. APRIL 1, 2011: SPINDLER, James F. - 93, of Limestone, NY. RUSSELL, Luke T. -
YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE April 7 - April 13, 2011 ARIES - (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) Something may have stalled in your life, but if you let this frustrate you too much, you will miss out on the chance to finally sort it out. TAURUS - (Apr. 20 - May 20) There is the potential for confusion around a contract. If you haven’t heard from someone, don’t assume the worst, you have more allies than you think. GEMINI - (May 21 - June 20) New alliances can be built, but a quarrel with an old friend over cash or a possession, can also rear its head. CANCER - (June 21 - July 22) Something can turn around in your direction work-wise. However, you may have to compromise to get this finally resolved. LEO - (July 23, - Aug. 22) You may plan a once in a lifetime expedition. If your circumstances allow you to have a sabbatical, all well and good and off you’ll go. VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) This week can see a tussle with a controlling or forceful individual, perhaps over shared finances or a property matter. LIBRA - (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) You may find yourself going over a tricky relationship issue once more, but this time the outcome can be more positive, as long as you are both prepared to hear one another out. SCORPIO - (Oct. 23, - Nov. 21) Venus is encouraging you to bring enjoyment to every facet of your life, so if anything is too much of a grind, reconsider. SAGITTARIUS - (Nov. 22 - Dec. 2 Socially, you may have the pick of events, but if you change your mind on attending one, someone could be quite put out. CAPRICORN - (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) If you are about to do any renovations or decorating. Wait until the end of the month and everything will run smoothly. AQUARIUS - (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) An idea of yours is catching on, and your enthusiasm can win over someone who up to now has been a doubter. If you are still making progress, refine it. PISCES - (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) Try not to take finances for granted. You may have to double check something before it works out for you.
24, of Coudersport, PA. MCGUIRE, Wanda L. Cochran - 64, of Smethport, PA. PRESTON, Nella Lynn - infant, of Ulysses, PA. ROBINSONDIXON, Irene C. Legters - 96, formerly of Lafayette, PA. APRIL 2, 2011: SUNSERI, Catherine A. DiBello - 93, of Eldred, PA. MALEY, Donald F. 93, of Bradford, PA. CHILEO, Dominick A. - 92, of Bradford, PA. APRIL 3, 2011: RIMER-PETERSON, Doris M. - 87, of Bradford, PA. CUNNINGHAM, Beatrice M. Lantz - 84, of James City, PA. GETZ, William F. - 65, of Lewis Run, PA. LAUNER, Thomas C. - 57, of Johnsonburg, PA. WALTON, William A. - 65, of Highland, PA. STORER, Clair J. -
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Bradford Journal Photo Children (l-r) Brianna Platko and Sarah Nichols both 11-years-old stand in Julie’s Potting Shed store at the First Presbyterian Church during the Bradford Area Gardening and Landscaping Symposium, April 9th. On the far left is Judy Murphey, well-known seamstress and owner of the Potting Shed store. Bradford Journal Photo The Brazil and Portugal girls-10-and-under soccer teams vie for control of the ball during Bradford Community Soccer Club play, April 9th at Fretz Middle School. The ball’s the thing.
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JUST PASSING TIME THEME:
“Earth Day” ACROSS: 1. Knightly suit 6. Goes with ands and buts 9. Floor cleaner 12. Lift a hefty load 13. Cul de ___ 14. _____ New Guinea 16. Popular Indian stringed instrument 17. One from Laos 18. Slow and apathetic 19. Lead on or deceive 21. *Third of three environmental Rs 23. South American tuber 24. Past participle of “be” 25. “___ School” starring Will Ferrell 28. Acoustic repetition 30. Like a gymnast 35. Camera function 37. Any of the genus Cannabis 39. Make a jack-o-lantern, e.g. 40. Fairytale giant 41. *”Tree” in Latin 43. Hawaiian feast 44. Can be loud or white 46. Asian food thickener 47. To the “____ of the earth”
48. Protective embankment 50. Children’s alphabet food 52. Golf’s start 53. River’s muddy deposit 55. ___ Goo Dolls 57. *It’s warming? 61. *Earth Day founder 64. IRS’ threat 65. Hole-in-one 67. Location of ingredients 69. To collapse from surprise or exhaustion,Yiddish 70. Buddy Holly’s “Peggy ___” 71. Greek bazaar 72. Preceding month 73. Make a mistake 74. Like many children DOWN: 1. *National gardening organization, acr. 2. Interpret writing 3. Stud’s companion 4. Convex molding 5. *First of three environmental Rs 6. ____ of Man 7. It oversees airline industry 8. “Four _____ and seven years ago...” 9.“Out of ____, one” 10. Members of this organization include Iran, Iraq, and Libya
woodwind instru- in ‘84 comedy, sing. 11. Opposite of knit 60. Catcher’s gear 61. ____-do-well ment 66. Mutt 14. It’s come to de62. Double reed 63. They got revenge 68. Put or place note something that’s easy 15. Gobbled up 20. Medvedev’s retreat 22. Snake-like fish 24. Pompous rant 25. *UV light absorber 26. Nike’s swoosh and McDonald’s arches, e.g. 27. _____, Ionic, Corinthian 29. His and ____ 31. Tom, as opposed to Tabby 32. Forcefulness 33. Avoid, as in taxes 34. *Second of three environmental Rs 36. ____ Verde National Park 38. Jumping stick 42. Pink or reddish makeup 45. Artificial substitute 49. Avocado center 51. *”The Omnivore’s Dilemma” author 54. Buying option 56. Tributary of Missouri River 57. *___-and-trade environmental tool 58. Comics character Little ____ 59. America’s best singer?
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Ten Everyday Items To Include In Your Recycling (NAPSI)—According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States recycles 30 percent of solid waste— such as food scraps, package wrapping, grass clippings and bigger items like old microwaves, sofas and refrigerators. Increasing that recycling frequency to just 60 percent could save the equivalent of 315 million barrels of oil annually, the EPA suggests. Here are 10 recycling tips for individuals looking to make a difference locally and globally: 1. Newspapers should be saved in their own bin, as this material goes directly back into newsprint recycling. Recycling a 4-foot stack of newspapers saves the equivalent of one 40-foot fir tree. 2. Glass is recycled according to color: clear, green and brown. Recycling centers prefer when glass is separated this way. 3. Paint cans and aerosol cans are recyclable but considered hazardous waste and need to be kept separate from other metals. Leave labels on these cans so recyclers know what was in them. 4. Plastic does not break down in landfill and, because it can be reused for many diverse products, efforts should be made to recycle all plastic waste. 5. Aluminum cans should always be recycled. Many recycling centers request they not be crushed flat. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run your TV for three hours. 6. Electronic devices—such as radios, televisions, cell phones and computers—
can be dropped off at recycling centers that accept used electronics. 7. Roof shingles are being recycled to make new roads. 8. Refrigerators can be given to their manufacturing companies or to recycling centers. Make sure the chlorofluorocarbon, also known as CFC or Freon, has been drained and recycled. 9. Motor oil should never be dumped into storm drains, even if it’s only a small amount. Instead, recycle the oil at a quick lube shop or auto parts store.
10. Batteries should be disposed of properly. An automobile battery, also referred to as a lead-acid battery, contains about 21 pounds of lead, three pounds of plastic and one gallon of sulfuric acid, which can be toxic if handled improperly. Interstate Batteries is the No. 1 battery recycler in the U.S., recycling more than 850 million pounds of batteries last year alone. Automobile and alkaline batteries can be recycled at Interstate All Battery Centers and Interstate Batteries dealers. For a location, visit www.interstatebatteries.com
New Study Shows Americans’ Dependency On Email And Do’s And Don’ts For Digital Communication (NAPSI)—More than ever before, people rely on digital communication, such as email, instant messaging (IM) and texting, to stay connected and get things done. And our evolving online behavior reveals a lot about our habits and values. A new survey conducted by Yahoo! Mail shows the average adult is highly invested in email, regularly using three email accounts—two for personal use and one for work use. The Yahoo! survey also finds a growing number of adults are “hooked” to their email, with two in three adults checking their email as soon as they wake up, up from only 41 percent last year. “We’re wired 24/7—or at least many of us feel like we need to be, lest we miss something important at the office or what’s happening with family and friends. For better or worse, there is almost a compulsion to check in and be ‘in the know’ all the time,” noted Yahoo! Web Life Editor Heather Cabot. The new survey, which polled more than 2,000 people in the United States, asked in-depth questions about email accounts and acceptable email behaviors. The key findings include: People have multiple e-personalities:
Yahoo! found that adults are heavily invested in email, with the average person having a total of about three email accounts, all of which are checked on a regular basis. Breaking up is still hard to do: Thirteen percent of adults think it is appropriate to end a relationship via email, IM or text. The study also shows that men are more likely than women to end a relationship via email, IM or text. We are snoops: One in five people admit to having read their significant other’s email without that person’s knowledge. email appetizer: The majority of adults check email very frequently, with 48 percent checking their inboxes during meals.
You’re being judged: Many adults, especially women, have negatively judged someone based on an email, grammatical errors or even an email address. The clock is ticking: Most adults believe there is a finite period of time in which someone can respond to an email. When it comes to personal mail, 86 percent of adults think an email should not go more than a week without a response. Personal life at work: Sixty-eight percent of adults check personal email while at work. iAppreciate it: Seventy percent of adults believe it’s OK to send thank-you cards/notes for gifts via email. First email, then driver’s license: Eighty-one percent of adults would allow their child to have his or her own email account before the age of 15. With more of our precious time spent online, it’s essential to find new ways to streamline our digital lives. Luckily, Yahoo! Mail provides apps to send large files via YouSendIt, view pictures, use PayPal and send Evites without leaving your inbox—making it easier to respond to emails and mind your manners.
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Quick And Easy Fix-its For Common Kitchen Mishaps (NAPSI)—All cooks have less than desirable results from time to time. The good news is that whether it’s the recipe’s fault or your own, most cooking disasters can be fixed in a few easy steps. Whether the soup is too salty, the sauce is too spicy or the veggies are a mushy mess, making a mistake in the kitchen doesn’t mean you have to start from scratch, throwing out expensive ingredients and wasting precious time. With these tips from restaurateur, “Top Chef” contestant and DinnerTool.com blogger Ariane Duarte, you can easily fix mistakes and save your meal.
ing sweet ingredients such as tomatoes can serve to dial down the spice factor. A touch of butter, yogurt or another creamy dairy product can also tame the flames. If you’ve over spiced your meat, whip up a sweet, creamy sauce and serve it on top.
Mushy Vegetables While it’s not possible to undo an overcooked, mushy serving of broccoli or asparagus, you can give it a new life in a soup. Puree the vegetables in a blender with some butter and chicken stock, then simmer in a pot with milk or cream. Season with white pepper and you have a delicious, nutrient-rich meal. If you have Too Salty overcooked sweet potatoes or carrots, If you accidentally dumped the con- throw them in a blender or food processor tents of your saltshaker into your soup, with milk and butter to make a yummy pua medium-sized potato can save the day. ree. If you have soggy potatoes, fry them. Simply peel and slice the potato, cook for 20 minutes and discard. The potato will re- Overcooked Pasta lease some of its liquid and soak up some Good news. There is a simple cure of that extra salt. for overcooked pasta. Sauté the noodles in a hot pan with some butter and olive Too Spicy oil—the pasta will be revived and take on Ouch! Perhaps you overestimated your a little bit of a crunch. Serve as planned heat tolerance for jerk-rubbed chicken or or simply add a touch of wine, cream and you used peppers in a sauce that ended up Parmesan cheese and you’ll have a great hotter than you expected. In sauces, add- dish.
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Choosing Healthy And Fun Foods For Children (NAPSI)—According to the Ameri- based desserts. can Heart Association, one in three children and teens in the U.S. are overweight • To create an interest in healthy foods at or obese, and these children have a 70 to the supermarket, help toddlers identify 80 percent chance of being overweight as adults. But as most parents know, getting children to eat healthy foods can be challenging. “It’s important for parents to instill healthy eating habits in children from an early age so they’ll make healthy choices as adults,” said Sharon McNerney, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for Chicken of the Sea. “Give them easy access to healthy foods and get them involved in the shopping and cooking process early on.”
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• Leave fruit or carrot sticks on the table colors and shapes, preschoolers compare to help children get the recommended sizes, and kindergartners find healthy amount of five fruits and vegetables a day. foods that begin with each letter of the alphabet. • Serve vegetables on, in or with something children already enjoy (like a pizza • Get your child in the kitchen. If chilor stirred into macaroni and cheese). dren learn to contribute to making meals, they’re more likely to eat what’s put be• Switch to low- or nonfat milk, yogurt fore them. and cheese.
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Preheat oven to 450° F. Place pizza crust on ungreased baking sheet. Spread pizza sauce on crust and then top with mozzaTry this Fresh Tomato and Salmon Piz• Use tuna and salmon, which are naturally rella cheese, Chicken of the Sea® Salmon za for a great-tasting and healthy recipe. rich in omega-3s, vitamin D and selenium, (flaked), onion, tomatoes and basil. Bake For more kid-friendly recipes, visit: in dishes that call for other proteins. 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Cut www.chickenofthesea.com While you into eight wedges. Serves four to eight. are there, check out the Chicken of the • Replace ice cream and cake with fruit-
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Turning The Tables On Odometer Fraud (NAPSI)—When it comes to fashion and music, some people think it’s fun to try to turn back the clock. However, when scam artists turn back a used car’s odometer, it’s no joke. The motivation for such fraud is easy to see, since a vehicle with 40,000 miles on the odometer is usually more valuable than one with an odometer that reads 80,000 miles or more. It’s no surprise, then, that a growing number of sellers are trying to “turn back time” on their cars and trucks by changing the mileage on their odometer in an effort to inflate the resale value. A Disturbing Trend According to NHTSA, more than 450,000 cases of odometer rollbacks are reported annually, costing consumers more than $1 billion. New research results from Carfax show that the number of cars with rolled-back odometers has increased significantly nationwide over the last few years. One factor in this growing trend, some say, is that the digital odometers used in the majority of today’s cars are easier to manipulate. Plus, there’s virtually no
physical evidence of tampering. Buyers have to examine a vehicle for indications of wear to determine if the car’s overall condition is consistent with the mileage on the odometer. Tips on Avoiding Fraud Here are some tips to help car shoppers avoid buying a car with an odometer that’s been rolled back: • Take a look at the wear on the pedals, steering wheel and floor mats to make sure it’s consistent with the mileage reading; • Demand a Carfax Vehicle History Report from the seller; • Have a trusted mechanic check the car’s computer and inspect the vehicle thoroughly for signs of wear and age prior to purchase. Use Available Resources According to Larry Gamache, communications director at Carfax, odometer fraud is alive and well. Said Gamache, “Con men continually find ways to cheat
the system, especially in a soft economy like this, and digital odometers are no exception. We cannot stress enough that consumers need to utilize every resource available to help protect them, starting with a Carfax Vehicle History Report. Simply asking the seller for a Carfax report and questions about the car helps separate the good guys from the bad guys.” As a service to consumers, Carfax lets you check for potential odometer rollbacks free of charge at: www.carfax.com/odo
Cutting The Cost Of Teen Driving (NAPSI)—With high unemployment, plus concerns over rising gas prices and inflation, parents are seeking ways to cut the costs associated with getting teen drivers on the road. A recent Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company survey shows that households with teen drivers shell out an average of nearly $3,100 each year to allow their teens to drive. While other factors are involved, the cost of having a teen driver is a major one. On average, parents of teens pay or will pay nearly two-thirds or more of all costs associated with their child driving, ranging from auto insurance to gasoline. Further, 40 percent of parents will pay for all the costs associated with their child driving, while 33 percent will share these costs with their teen. Only one in six parents of teens say that their teen will pay for all the driving expenses. To help offset the cost, here are a few tips to manage the cost of car insurance: Good student discounts: Many carriers offer discounts for young drivers who excel academically. These ìgood studentî discounts reflect that responsibility in the classroom often leads to responsibility behind the wheel. Nationwide Insurance, for example, offers a 25 percent reduction in premium for drivers under age 21 who maintain a ìBî average or better. Education pays off: Some insurers provide a discount to families that register their teen to participate in a driver certification program. Family plan: Check to see if your insurer provides a family plan that provides discounts earned by the adults in a household to their teen driver(s). Discounts extended to teens as a part of the family plan include multicar, multipolicy and financial responsibility. These reductions can help save up to 25 percent on auto insurance premiums. Multiline discounts: Bundling policies—such as home, auto and life insurance products—with one company is a great way to save money on the overall cost of insurance. Deductible options: Having a higher deductible on an auto
policy, combined with programs such as Vanishing Deductible and Accident Forgiveness, can keep out-of-pocket expenses stable. For example, those who can afford to pay $500 when a claim occurs may want to select this as their deductible amount in order to lower insurance premiums. Other discounts: Having your payments made electronically can save you up to $48 annually.
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Delicious And Convenient—Pumping Up The Flavor—Not The Cost Or Hassle (NAPSI)—Losing weight does not have to mean sacrificing taste or making complicated meals. Ask the members of Nutrisystem’s celebrity Chef Culinary Council, a team of award-winning chefs who will support the company’s mission of providing great-tasting, high-quality food to its customers. The Council will help guide the development of new foods and menu selections and provide its expertise on the latest ingredient and culinary trends. The result: more delicious ways to lose weight without hurting your budget. Council members include: • Tony Mantuano, chef/partner of the only four-star Italian restaurant in Chicago, Spiaggia; a James Beard Award winner for Best Chef of the Midwest; and a contender on “Top Chef Masters,” Season 2; • Michael Solomonov, owner of Philadelphia’s award-winning restaurant Zahav, 2011 James Beard Award finalist and recent contender on “Iron Chef America”; • Kent Rathbun, owner of Texas restaurants including Abacus, Jasper’s, Shinsei, Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen and Zea Woodfire Grill; a former winner on “Iron Chef America”; • Mark Estee, known for his awarded restaurants in Nevada and California and former personal chef to Britney Spears and Paul McCartney; • Carmen Gonzalez, known in the culinary world for over 20 years as a talented and awarded chef, as well as for her creative Puerto Rican/American fusion cuisine; most recently known as a contender from “Top Chef Masters,” Season 2. “When it comes to weight loss, a perception exists that dieting equals sacrificing meals you enjoy most,” said Mantuano. “This is not the case. You can still enjoy the foods you love, but moderation is critical.” A good example of a tasty nutritious meal is Chef Tony’s Zucchini Pizza Roma, which can be made using a Nutrisystem Fresh-Frozen Margherita Pizza. Chef Tony’s Zucchini Pizza Roma Prep Time: 3 minutes Yield: 1 serving Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes in oven (preferred) or 75 seconds in microwave 1 Nutrisystem lunch entrée, 1 dairy serving, unlimited vegetable serving, 1 free food Ingredients: Calorie-free Crisco Olive Oil-Flavored pan spray 1 Nutrisystem Fresh-Frozen Margherita Pizza 1 small zucchini, yellow, green or both 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, shredded 1 Tbsp. chives, fresh, cut on a diagonal, ½-inch lengths Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 425° F. 2. To prepare, remove plastic wrap and place pizza with silver paper tray on a small cookie sheet sprayed with calorie-free olive oil. Slice lengthwise, 7 to 8 very thin ribbons of zucchini, using a sharp potato/vegetable peeler. Rotate the zucchini slightly as you slice each ribbon, retaining a colored edge on each ribbon. 3. Lay the zucchini ribbons across the top of the pizza, overlapping each slightly. Alternate green and yellow ribbons if using two colors of zucchini. 4. Sprinkle pizza evenly with Parmesan and then lightly spray the entire top with calorie-free olive oil. 5. Bake pizza in oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese has melted slightly, crust is crispy and the edges are light golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle the hot pizza immediately with fresh chives, releasing all the great oils and flavors in the herb.
The Chef Culinary Council works together to develop delicious, convenient and cost-effective meals for people interested in losing weight. Tony Mantuano’s Zucchini Pizza 6. Baking is preferred but for quick convenience, microwave the pizza, following the same prep steps. Leave pizza on silver paper tray and place on a microwave-safe plate. Cook on high for 75 seconds. Quickly sprinkle with chives and close microwave door. Allow pizza to “stand” in the microwave another 40 to 60 seconds. Variations and Serving Suggestions: The fresh chives create a nice spicy contrast to the zucchini. When chives are not available, substitute using a half tablespoon of finely minced green onion. This pizza is pretty when alternating colors of zucchini, but be assured, one color of zucchini is just as tasty! Create a second tasty pizza by substituting Nutrisystem Fresh-Frozen Roasted Vegetable Pizza for the Margherita Pizza variety. For more information, visit: www.nutrisystem.com/naps2011
The Latest Look For Legs: Better Than Bare (NAPSI)— Looking ahead to what’s hot in looks this season, many fashionistas are finding themselves looking back. Ye s t e r d a y ’s Fashions Today Vintage clothing and classic styles are more in than ever. Think trench coats and kitten heels, sheath dresses with wide belts, and colorful cardigans topping everything from pencil skirts to cargo pants. There is, in addition, a strong influence from treasures of timeworn fabrics and lace detailing from vintage lingerie, while bou-
doir dressing brings sleek and sensual underpinnings out into the open as a fashion statement. Also popular are playful, airy layers with a touch of romantic femininity reminiscent of a century or so agothough with modern materials and silhouettes. Legs Walk Off With The Prize Beautiful and classically feminine legs complete the season’s looks. Hanes introduces exceptional sheerness while combining beauty and function in its new Silk Reflections Ultra Sheer hosiery. Like foundation
for the legs, this new leg wear has a second-skin fit and luxurious feel with run-resistant technology as a bonus. The modern, control top panty with wide comfort waistband adds some toning and firming so you can wear the newest trends with confidence. Available in five sizes: AB, CD, EF, GH, IJ and six shades: Barely Black, Barely There, Gentle Brown, Jet, Little Color, Natural-all for a $10 price tag. Learn More To find a nearby retailer and for more information, you can visit: www.haneshosiery. com
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Successful Container Gardening (NAPSI)—Container gardening lets you add character and color to your patio or balcony. If you’re really hurting for space, then a window box can give you the splash of color you’re looking for. “Container gardening lets you bring interior design components to your outdoor space,” said Lance Walheim, co-author of “Landscaping for Dummies” and gardening expert for Bayer Advanced™. “It allows you to express your creativity.” The National Gardening Association says that more than 26 million households have container gardens-that’s the equivalent of the total number of households in California, New York and Texas. • What to grow: You can try just about anything as long as the pot is big enough. Options: Japanese maples, azaleas, camellias, roses, dwarf apples, lemons, peaches, pears, blueberries, strawberries, impatiens, marigolds, geraniums, daffodils and tulips. • Match the plant to the container: A Japanese maple looks great in a glazed ceramic pot. You also want to have one consistent style of pot, such as clay or wood. Snap a photo of your outdoor space with your ing flowers around the outside. Mix plants smart phone and let your garden center with the same sun requirements. guide you on options. Make sure the pots have drainage holes. • Keep it moist: Stick your finger deep into the soil. Water the plants if the soil is dry. • Buy packaged potting soil, not garden- You’ll need to water often to keep the root ing soil: Potting soil is well aerated and ball wet. holds necessary moisture and nutrients for successful container gardening. • Establish a wellness plan: Bayer Advanced Natria Insect, Disease & Mite • Plant flowers like you arrange a bouquet: Control kills aphids, mites, whiteflies, Taller plants or flowers go in the middle. plant bugs, black spot, powdery mildew Place smaller ones around that and cascad- and leaf spot on contact before they can
damage or destroy your container garden (www.BayerAdvanced.com). Always read and follow label directions. • Feed your container garden: Frequent watering washes nutrients from the soil, so you’ll need to fertilize more often to keep your plants blooming. If you do all the right things, your plants will stay healthy and grow. That means you’ll need to transplant them into larger pots. You can reuse the older pot when you buy new plants or flowers.
Crabgrass: The Troublemaker In Your Yard (NAPSI)—Crabgrass is one of the most hated weeds around because it’s such a troublemaker. According to several university extension services, a single weed can produce more than 150,000 seeds that can spread more crabgrass around your lawn, as well as to your neighbors’ lawns. Seeds germinate in the early spring once the soil temperature reaches about 60 degrees. There are many ways for the crabgrass to spread: • The wind can spread seeds. • Your lawn mower can kick up seeds when you cut crabgrass. • Birds and other animals can carry crabgrass seeds as they move through your yard. “Crabgrass doesn’t blend into your lawn,” said Lance Walheim, author of “Lawn Care for Dummies” and lawn care expert for Bayer Advanced™. “It stands out because it’s a big clump. Then, it gets bigger and bigger.”
Crabgrass chokes out the good grass. Clumps can grow together. You’ll end up with a big hole in your yard if you try pulling it out. Attack The Problem Early It’s easier to attack a crabgrass problem early. Bayer Advanced (www.BayerAdvanced.com) offers two kinds of crabgrass-killing products. All-In-One Lawn Weed & Crabgrass Killer kills more than
200 broadleaf weeds plus grassy weeds such as crabgrass. If you have large crabgrass, go for a specialized solution: Crabgrass Killer for Lawns kills even large crabgrass, on certain types of lawns, right to the root. Always read and follow label directions. There are also a number of things you can do to help prevent crabgrass. Preventive Measures • Set your mower’s wheel height to the type of grass you have: A lush, thick lawn is more resistant to crabgrass. • Fertilize once or twice a year: Strong turf chokes out crabgrass. • Deep, infrequent watering: Stick a screwdriver eight inches into the soil. If it’s wet, you’ve watered correctly. Consult your local water department for lawn-watering guidelines. Crabgrass seeds can remain dormant in your lawn for years, so never let a problem get out of hand. If you see crabgrass, go ahead and treat it. It’ll save you time and money later on.
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Make Your Home More Allergen Free (NAPSI)—If yours is like most American families, someone in your household has allergies or asthma. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, approximately one in five people suffer with these problems. For most, the symptoms are worse indoors, where people spend up to 90 percent of their time exposed to dust mites, pet dander and other allergy triggers. Shots and other types of medications can alleviate much of the misery. Allergists say, however, the first step in treating allergies is to reduce exposure to allergens. While many health care providers recommend getting rid of the family dog, that’s not very likely in most households. Fortunately, there are ways for many allergy sufferers to live with “man’s best friend.” 1. Pay special attention to bedrooms. Consider replacing wall-to-wall carpet with hardwood, tile, laminate or other hard-surface flooring, particularly in bedrooms. Change sheets frequently and wash them in hot water and encase mattresses and pillows in allergen-impermeable covers.
2. Consider installing a central vacuum system. Using a BEAM Central Vacuum System has been clinically proven to improve allergy symptoms by up to 61 percent. They offer deeper cleaning than a conventional vacuum and completely remove contacted dust and allergens from the area. Since a central vacuum system doesn’t exhaust inside the living area, it won’t expel surface allergens into the air. There also are pet-grooming attachments available that can remove dander at the source. 3. Filter the indoor air. Whole-house HEPA air filtration systems, such as those made by BEAM, remove almost 100 percent of airborne particles in the home, including allergens. Pleated furnace filters also have been proven somewhat effective in reducing airborne particulate. 4. Keep indoor humidity levels low. Dust mites thrive in warm, moist air. Setting the relative humidity at 50 percent or lower will significantly reduce dust mites in the home. While these steps won’t cure allergies, they can certainly make living with them
and the family pet much easier. For more information on improving indoor air quality or to locate a BEAM dealer, visit www.beam.com
How To Get More Work Done In More Places At Once (NAPSI)—Many believe one key way in which business culture is changing is that work on a specific project can now be conducted from various locations—in some cases simultaneously. As a result, businesses are looking for ways to become more flexible and agile. Agility, in this case, refers to a business’s ability to collaborate either with distributed teams or customers and rapidly respond to change—delivering on projects in a timely manner anywhere in the world. Agility has a cost Having experts travel to central locations to work out solutions is the only means many companies see of delivering what their clients need. With multiple offices and a culture of flexible working, coupled with dispersed teams and clients, they see no alternative to in-person, despite the expense and time lost to travel. Recently, a number of technologies have emerged, all trying to offer innovative solutions for organizations to simulate a single meeting environment from multiple locations. Teleconferencing, videoconferencing, Web conferencing and telepresence all promise to meet this demand, giving people the opportunity to communicate with one another. An interactive solution Re-creating the dynamism, interactivity, information sharing and productivity within meeting spaces, interactive whiteboard displays produced by SMART Technologies are replacing traditional
tools like dry-erase boards and flip charts. These solutions are transforming the way businesses collaborate, problem-solve and share data. The technology is ideal for companies that want to increase productivity, reduce travel and offer staff creative and timely ways to share information. Coupled with SMART’s Bridgit™ conferencing software, this technology has been used to create connected virtual “meeting rooms,” where people working across multiple locations can share computer desktops, use touch-screen commands, simultaneously write in digital ink over any application from Adobe Reader
to Microsoft PowerPoint, generate and integrate data as well as write, save and email notes immediately with colleagues or customers anywhere in the world. Tangible benefits Solutions from SMART Technologies have been adopted by organizations of all sizes, with such companies as BT, Cisco, Microsoft, Turner Construction and the U.S. Army reporting measurable benefits. Learn more: For more information on SMART, please visit www.smarttech.com See SMART’s latest videos on the SMART Collaboration YouTube page.