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Swim Once In A While

Bradford Journal Photo It’s great to have a swimming pool in which to cool off, when the temperature gets into the 80’s and that’s just what these young ladies were doing, July 8th at the Barcroft Bradford Journal Photo Pool. From left to right are Hannah Ervin 14, Elisa Hayden 7, Sarah Eliason 13, and These young friends tell us they swim Cade Hayden 13. once in a while at Barcroft Pool. From left to right, July 8th, are Kris Jackson 9, Katelyn Miller 8, and her sister Marcy Miller 10. (See more photos in the gallery.)

O.K. On Hot Days During The Summer

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Bradford Journal Photo Near the concession area at Barcroft Pool, July 8th, a group poses for us during a break. Left to right are Billy Naglik 12, Andrew Kraft 11, twin bother Tyler Kraft 11, and their grandmother Mary Fitzpatrick. This group wasn’t too talkative but they did manage to tell us that swimming was O.K., and they come to the pool often during the summer.

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LOCAL NEWS Enjoying The Activity At Barcroft Pool

Barcroft Hits The Spot

Bradford Journal Photo These five were excited to have their picBradford Journal Photo ture taken at Barcroft Pool, July 8th on a These guys were happy to congregate for a photo, July 8th. They love the water. Left hot, sunny summer day. Left to right are to right are Tre Ryan 9, Levi Reed 10, Drake Hayden 10, and Tyler Benner 13. They Anthony Byerly 13, his sister Makayla would be good candidates for the Barcroft Swim Team. Byerly 11, Andrew Amacher 15, Jascinda Buzzelli 9, and her brother Johnathan Buzzelli 14. They tell us this is the third day in a row they’ve been at the pool. “This pool is epic, awesome,” they said.

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THE BRADFORD AREA 5-DAY WEATHER FORECAST Thursday, July 11: Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning...then partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs of 76°. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Low tonight of 55°.

Friday, July 12: Mostly sunny and warm today with a high of 75°. Friday Night: Partly cloudy and slightly cooler tonight with an overnight low of 54°.

Saturday, July 13: Mostly sunny today and hot with a high of 77°. Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy tonight and warmer with an overnight low of 60°.

Sunday, July 14: Partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms. today. High of 79°. Sunday Night: There will be an evening thunderstorm or two; otherwise, mostly cloudy. Low of 60.

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5 ¢ENTS WORTH

by Grant Nichols

We visited Barcroft pool at Callahan Park for our photos this week. Children of all ages were enjoying a little respite from the 80° plus weather, and enjoying getting together with their friends again over the summer vacation. Readers, as always, can find other photos and variations in the photo gallery associated with our online edition of this issue at : www.bradfordjournal.com ……..We all know that the Bradford American Legion Post 108 offers Friday night dinners and other various weekend activities. Now they have asked us to give our readers a little heads-up about their new Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday excuses for stopping in at the club to have a good time. On Tuesday nights they are serving a cheeseburger special from 5-8PM; On Wednesdays from Noon to 1:30 PM they are serving lunch; and on Thursday after 5 PM they will be presenting a wing night special……..Recent political activity in the Pennsylvania State Assembly should give people something to think about. With politics as usual we can expect to see battles between Republicans and Democrats as they pass budgets and associated laws. But we are now seeing something very different. Since the House and the Senate in Harrisburg are weighted strongly Republican, we would anticipate an easy flow of all activity. Bills and budgets presented and promulgated by the Republican Governor and his Administration should find easy passage. But that is not the case. The Senate leadership and the House leadership seem to be working at crosspurposes. On a recent transportation bill, the Senate and House disagreed on who should pay for the road and bridge damages caused by the timber industry- the citizens across the State, through increased fuels and registration taxes, or the industry itself. And again, on a recent Bill regarding the expansion of State Medicaid insurance to assist low wage earners across the State, the Senate and the House were diametrically opposed. Some have suggested that the Senate is composed of pragmatists who work to get the job done, while the House consists of those kneejerk Republicans who automatically vote against anything promoted by the other party. They may be right but we see other possibilities, not the least of which involves a de facto single party system (supported by old wealth) creating the appearance of a representative government working hard to meet the needs of its constituents.

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“Democracy Egyptian Style” -by Bob Perry It was one year ago when Egypt had their first democratic election and elected Mohammed Morsi as President. Their first attempt at democracy has experienced a setback since in the short time in this experiment expectations of the people in Egypt have met failure. The economy is in shambles with tourism practically nonexistent. Morsi, as the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, made a fatal mistake in granting himself authority over all the government including any judicial oversight. Did he really think these actions were in any way democratic and would stand? With reported millions of demonstrators across the country demanding economic relief and new elections, the army exercised a coup and replaced Morsi with an interim president with an election to be held once again to elect a president. Like so many political candidates, Morsi declared he would not be a dictator but he lied and did the obvious. Egypt’s form of democracy, the army taking action and deposing an obvious dictator, may be a good thing to ensure that democracy will have a chance in time. The obvious support of the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi’s election and an Islamist regime by President Obama has shown his preference for rule has backfired. Remember Morsi showed his colors when he urged Egyptians to “nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred” of Jewish people with a desire to eradicate them. With a short time in office Morsi has shown a significant history of removing opposition to him. Sound familiar? In May the Obama administration issued a waiver on military funding to Egypt which sidestepped Congress’ instruction to conditional delivery of the 1.3 billion on progress with human rights and democracy. The funding may actually prove to be the key for the Egyptian army wanting to be on the side of promoting a real democracy and remaining friends of the US by taking action and deposing Morsi. This ’style of democracy’ of a military, not controlled by a country’s president, making sure democracy will be achieved could be a good thing. Of course, any good thing usually only lasts for a limited time. In this case lets hope for a good outcome even though there will be continual strife wherever certain groups want to control all others.

Bradford Journal Photo The 3-year-old Murray twins stop long enough to pose for a photo, along Poplin Avenue on a sunny day, July 8th. At the left is Hannah, and at the right is Brianna. They are the daughters of Kristy Schlopy and Christopher Murray and the great granddaughter of Vickey Schlopy.

Tops Friendly Markets Awards Scholarships (WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.) – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, today announced that the company has awarded three Bradford store associates/family members with scholarships for the 2013/2014 school year. Associates, dependents and grandchildren honored from Tops Bradford store located at Main Street were: Kara Harbaugh, Christeanna Cucuzza and Debbie Piganelli Company-wide and in partnership with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local One, Tops has given $806,350 to 699 Tops first-year and matriculated college union associates and associate’s dependents and grandchildren for the 2013-2014 academic year. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $1,500 annually over the course of four academic years. Since 1989, Tops has awarded $12,400,000in scholarships to more than 12,000 recipients. “Each year, we are pleased to work with our Union partners to award Tops associates, their dependents and their grandchildren with college scholarships,” said Frank Curci, president and CEO of Tops Markets. “We proudly support all associates and associates’ family members who (Continued on page 4)


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OBITUARIES Phillip Dewyer Jr. Phillip R. “Buzzy” Dewyer Jr., 66, of 40 Dairy Lane, passed away Monday (July 1, 2013) at Bradford Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 16, 1946, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Philip R. Dewyer and of Edith M. Holsinger Dewyer, who survives. On April 5, 1967, in Bradford, he married Anne Cattoni Dewyer, who also survives. He was a union

carpenter for Local 2274 out of Pittsburgh, and he later worked as a butcher for Shurfine Grocery Stores. In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by four daughters, Tammy (Kevin Bishop) Dewyer of Bradford, Patricia (Patrick) Fargo of Limestone, N.Y., Diana (Michael) Willover of Bradford, and Bonnie Patterson, of Jamestown, N.Y.; one son, Robert

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choose to further their education by providing funding toward all four years of their educational journey.” All Tops associates, union and nonunion, their dependents and grandchildren are eligible to apply for scholarship awards.

Dewyer of Bradford; 11 grandchildren, including Tony Dewyer who he raised; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Nancy Dewyer of Bradford and Linda (Rudy) Luce of Marshburg; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Riverview-Corydon Cemetery.

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Geraldine M. Burton, 81, of 12 Chamberlain Ave., passed away Monday (July 1, 2013) at her residence. Born June 6, 1932, in Degolia, she was the

daughter of the late Leonard and Mabel Hanyon Eidson. She had been employed at W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. for several years. She moved to Florida in 1985 and worked at a bank as a security guard. She is survived by a daughter, Tina M. (Jerry Greek) Hernandez of Bradford; a son, David M (Debra) Burton of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Through partnership with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local One, Tops Markets makes an annual contribution to the UFCW health care fund. The funds are then disbursed by the Union to Tops Markets part-time and fulltime union associates. Part time and full time associates who are not UFCW Local One members, their dependents and their grandchildren are eligible to apply for scholarships through the Tops Scholarship Program. Applicants to both the UFCW health care fund and the Tops Scholarship Program must meet certain scholastic and work performance criteria in order to be considered eligible for an award.

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BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCES Don’t Get ‘Spoofed’ By Rogue Callers When caller ID first arrived on the scene it seemed like a godsend to many people: Now you could easily identify who was on the line and ignore unwanted calls, whether from telemarketers, an ex-boyfriend or an unfriendly collection agency. But as often happens, unscrupulous individuals soon began manipulating the technology to defraud people by pretending to be someone else. Their scheme is called “caller ID spoofing” and disturbingly, it’s perfectly legal in many cases. Here’s how caller ID spoofing works and what precautions you should take to avoid being victimized: For a very low cost, businesses and individuals can use widely available caller ID spoofing software to generate calls that alter the telephone number and/or name which appear on the recipient’s caller ID screen. Police, private investigators and collection agencies have used legal spoofing services for many years. Others who might have a legitimate reason to hide their identity when making a call include domestic violence victims and doctors returning patient calls who don’t wish to release their private telephone numbers. Beyond that, the lines of legality begin to blur. The Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009 prohibits anyone from transmitting misleading or inaccurate caller ID information with the intent to defraud, cause harm or wrongfully obtain anything of value. Violators can be penalized up to $10,000 for each infraction. Unfortunately, such penalties haven’t dissuaded many scammers. One common scam involves spoofers pretending to represent a bank, government agency, insurer, credit card company or other organization with which you do business. They count on you being reassured after recognizing the company’s name on your screen. Under the pretext of warning about an urgent situation (breached account, late payment, pending insurance claim, missed jury duty summons, etc.), the spoofer will try to coax you into revealing personal or account information, supposedly to verify their records. Often these are robocalls, where a recorded voice asks you to stay on the line to speak to a representative or call another number for more information. Do not. If you suspect the call might possibly be genuine, contact the company yourself at the toll-free number found on your card, account statement or the company’s website. You should never reveal your full Social Security number, mother’s maiden name, credit card number, passwords or other

-by Jason Alderman private information over the phone unless you initiated the call yourself. Someone possessing such information could use it to gain access to your existing accounts to withdraw or transfer money, raise credit limits or snoop around your recent activity, among other intrusions. ID thieves also can use your personal information to open new credit accounts (e.g., credit cards, mortgage or car loan), create a new identity or even obtain a job fraudulently. Often, you won’t even realize something’s wrong until a collection agency – or the IRS – starts hounding you

for unpaid bills or taxes. Another common caller ID spoof involves hacking into someone’s voice mail account. Many cellphone users never bother to set up passwords on their voice mailboxes. And, since many voicemail systems grant access to callers phoning from their own number, a hacker could easily spoof your number and gain access to your messages. Bottom line: You wouldn’t give your personal information to a stranger on the street. Take the same level of precaution with strangers on the phone – or online.

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Left to right at Barcroft Pool, Shyenne Smith 11, Hayley Battles 7, and Cassie Dietrick 14 pose for a photo. Cassie is babysitting for Hayley, and hanging with Shyenne, and they’re all having a great time on a warm summer’s day, July 8th.

On July 8th, we stopped at the Barcroft Pool in the Callahan Park for photos. Here we see Heather O’Hara 12, on the left, and Devin Milne 12 on the right. They’re friends and they meet at the pool regularly.

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AREA SOCIAL NEWS Bradford Area Calendar of Events: JULY 2013: JULY 11: Knitting Club 1-3pm Bradford Area Public Library, 67 W. Washington Street, Bradford, PA. Whether you are an expert knitter or have never picked up a set of needles, this informal club is for you. Meets weekly in the Carnegie Room. For more information, call the Bradford Area Public Library at 814-362-6527 Battle & Artifacts of Gettysburg 7pm Large Courtroom, Smethport, PA. Free and open to the public. Presented by Bob Longnecker and Larry Stillman. Sponsored by McKean County Historical Society. JULY 12: Charlie & Checkers 11am Bradford Area Public Library, 67 W. Washington Street, Bradford, P. High energy comedy and magic show. For more information, contact the Library at 814-362-6527. JULY 12 - 13: Parking Lot Party 3pm-2am (12), 11am-2am (13) Good Times of Olean, 800R East State Street, Olean, NY. Olean’s new entertainment and recreation center is hosting a Parking Lot Party! Food, music, drinks, magician, bowling, putt-putt golf, bounce houses, tours of Good Times, batting cages. Check out www.facebook.com/ GoodTimesofOlean for more details on Parking Lot Party events including watermelon eating contest, tug of war, hula hoop contest, and more. JULY 13: Ice Cream Social 1-3pm Bradford Area Public Library, 67 W. Washington Street, Bradford, PA. Fundraiser held by the Kinzua Quilters

Guild for the Bradford Area Public Library. For a small fee library patrons can enjoy a delicious ice cream sundae with toppings of their choice. For more information, contact the Bradford Area Public Library at 814-362-6527. JULY 16: Juggling Program 10:30am Bradford Area Public Library, 67 W. Washington Street, Bradford, PA. Program with famous juggler Nels Cremean which explains the importance of literacy through juggling and entertainment. For more information, contact the Library at 814-362-6527. Teen Book Club 5pm Bradford Area Public Library, 67 W. Washington Street, Bradford, PA. Club meets once a month, limited to 20 participants. Participants will discuss “Monument 14” by Emmy Laybourne. For more information, contact the Library at 814362-6527. JULY 17: Books & Bowling 10:30am Byllye Lanes, 290 Seaward Avenue, Bradford, PA. Story time at Byllye Lanes hosted by Byllye Lanes and the Bradford Area Public Library. Families can enjoy free bowling, snacks, and stories. For more information, contact the Bradford Area Public Library at 814-362-6527.

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Military News Army Pvt. Patrick T. Lacher has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Lacher is the son of Alan and Judith Lacher of Main Street, Roulette. He is a 2009 graduate of Port Allegany High School.

BIRTHS Son, July 3, to Alesha Simonds and Garrett McLaughlin, Bradford, PA. Son, July 3, to Cari and Nate Hartzell, Eldred, PA. Daughter, July 4, to Jill and Daniel Neighbour, Bradford, PA. Daughter, July 5, to Tom Milliron and Carie Andrus, Limestone, NY.

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Bradford Journal Photo Aedin Vetere 13, on the left, spends a good deal of time at Barcroft with his cousin Darren Constance 13, on the right. Constance, from Pittsburgh, is here on a visit. It’s July 8th but they have passes so they come all the time.

Bradford Journal Photo Brayden Battles 12 spends time at Barcroft Pool, July 8th on a hot summer’s day. He tells us he’s from Pittsburgh originally, and has only been in Bradford for a couple of years. (See photo gallery for a family picture poolside.)


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Pan Seared Rib Eye with Balsamic Glaze and Crispy Salted Potato Wedges Serve with Las Rocas Garnacha, a vibrant and versatile red wine with rich dark berry flavors and aromas. Yield: 4 to 6 servings For Crispy Fingerling Potatoes 1 pound small Yukon gold potatoes cut into wedges Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon roughly chopped fresh rosemary leaves, plus a couple of sprigs For Steaks Kosher or coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 3/4-pound bone in rib-eye steaks, about 1 inch thick 1 large shallot, thinly sliced 1/2 cup aged balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons unsalted butter For potatoes: Place the potatoes in saucepan and cover with cold, salted water. Set over high heat and bring to boil. Cook until potatoes are fork tender, about 10 minutes depending on size of potatoes. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Pat potatoes dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set potatoes aside and begin steak. For steak: Sprinkle large cast-iron skillet with kosher or coarse salt; heat skillet over high heat for about 8 minutes, then add steaks. Sear until steaks are crusted brown, about 4 minutes; turn steaks. Sear to desired doneness or about 6 more minutes for medium rare. Transfer to cutting board and let rest while you make sauce. Wipe out pan and add shallot; cook, stirring, about 1 minute. Slowly add vinegar and 1 tablespoon of water and bring to a boil. Stir continuously until reduces and thickens, about 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat, swirl in butter, and season with pepper to taste. Drizzle sauce over steaks just before serving. To finish potatoes: Heat olive oil in large skillet over high heat. When hot, add seasoned potatoes, cut side down, and rosemary. Cook until golden and crispy, about 2 minutes per side. Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper to taste.

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Goat Cheese Crostini with Grilled Peaches, Serrano Ham and Marcona Almonds Serve with Las Rocas Rosé, a fruitforward seasonal wine with notes of raspberry and strawberry. Yield: 1 dozen crostini 12 slices French bread, sliced on the diagonal into 1/2-inch-thick slices Extra virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 12 thinly sliced pieces Serrano ham 2 ripe peaches, halved, pitted and sliced onto 12 thin wedges 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (about 1/4 cup) 1 tablespoon roughly chopped Marcona almonds Preheat grill. Brush each slice of bread on one side with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Grill, oil-side down until lightly golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from grill and place a piece Serrano ham on each. Drizzle peaches with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Grill peaches until grill marks appear, turning once, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Place warm grilled peaches on top of each crostini and sprinkle each with crumbled goat cheese and Marcona almonds. Drizzle them lightly with additional olive oil. Serve.


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Bradford Summer Brewfest On Tap For August 8th (Bradford, PA)--The Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce is brewing up some fun for August with their first-ever Bradford Summer Brewfest. Bradford Summer Brewfest is scheduled for Thursday, August 8th from 6-9pm at the Bradford Township Community Club on Irving Lane and is open to the public. The event, presented by the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce and Glenwood Beer Distributors, is designed to offer attendees the chance to sample a wide variety of craft beers. Glenwood Beer Distributors will be offering samples of a variety of flavors from seven different breweries: Great Lakes Brewing Company, VooDoo Brewery, Penn Brewery, Tenth and Blake, Leinenkugal Brewing Company, Elysian Brewery, and Rivertowne Brewing Company. All beers sampled during the event will be flavors not offered during the original Bradford Brewfest in February. Additional beers and other beverages will be available for purchase from the beer trailer, including Mike’s Frozen pouches in black cherry, margarita, strawberry lemonade, and lemonade flavors. Tickets are available at the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce, 121 Main Street, Bradford, PA from 10am-4pm Monday through Friday, and at the gate during the event. $20 per person includes a souvenir sampling glass, ten craft beer sample tickets, and a door prize ticket. Designated Driver tickets are also available for $10 per person and include free soda and water. All attendees must be 21 or older, and must bring appropriate identification – IDs will be scanned at the entrance. Everyone attending must register at the entrance to receive their wristband designating full ticket or designated driver. Wristbands are required to be served any beverage or food at the event. Bradford Summer Brewfest will also feature the BACC 200 Club drawing, the Chamber’s popular 50/50 raffle drawing. 200 Club tickets are on sale now through the Chamber office or any BACC Board member. Each $50 200 Club ticket includes a $10 discount off one admission to the Bradford Summer Brewfest, and the chance to win one of twenty-seven cash prizes, ranging from $100 to $1,000, for a total of $5,000 in prize money. Additional features of the Bradford Summer Brewfest will be a Chinese auction, one-of-a-kind Case knife auction, Home Brew Contest, and live music from local favorites, Clean Slate. Bradford Summer Brewfest t-shirts

will be available to purchase, and door prize drawings will be held throughout the evening. Bradford Township Lions Club will have their famous chicken bbq, hot dogs, and hamburgers available for purchase as well. Proceeds from Bradford Summer Brewfest will go toward Chamber programming, including the Phase 2 Holiday Lighting Campaign. For more information about the Bradford Summer Brewfest or the BACC 200 Club, call the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce at 814-368-7115 or e-mail kara. kennedy@bradfordchamber.com

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On Sunday, July 7th, the McKean County LiveStock Club met at the residence of Kim Tanner. They talked about the frozen food fundraiser they did, worked on their project books, and discussed fair table display ideas. They also talked about the hero bags that they made for the childrren that had parent(s) in the armed forces. The club is working on another hero bag that has a Christmas theme. These hero bags will be handed out when the parent(s) come home from deployment, or if they get deployed at Christmas time. On July 13 there will be a scrapbook party at the Smethport Firehall from 10am-6pm. The next meeting will be held on Sunday, August 4th at 2pm at Kim Tanner’s residence.

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New Pitt-Bradford Beginnings Counselors

Local Students Chosen As Beginnings Orientation Leaders At Pitt-Bradford (BRADFORD, PA)-- Local students were among those chosen as counselors for the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford's freshman orientation program, Beginnings. Among those chosen were: Hannah Anderson, a sociology major from Kane, PA, and Tyler Morris, a computer information systems and technology major from Bradford, PA. Beginnings will take place July 8 and 9 and July 11 and 12. The counselors' role is to make students feel at home and help them get to know each other before their arrival in the fall. Founded in 1963 as a regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh, PittBradford is a safe, friendly institution for students who want to earn a worldrenowned degree in a personalized environment.

Photo Submitted The Pitt-Bradford Beginnings counselors are pictured here, from left to right: Hannah Anderson, Miranda Ranelli, Laekhan Hull, Alexander Acosta, David Taylor, Imani Boyd, Taliya Hicks and Tyler Morris.


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ON THE HEALTHY SIDE Dealing With Dust AICR HealthTalk

-by Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research

(NAPSI)—The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology has some advice for the millions of Americans for whom “allergy season” never ends: Reducing the dust in your home can make a big difference. Most indoor environments, it says, actually trap airborne allergens, where they can pose a risk to respiratory health. If you suspect indoor allergies are causing your symptoms, see your doctor. You can limit your exposure. Tiny Particles = Big Problem House dust is present in even the cleanest homes. It’s stirred up whenever you vacuum, walk on a carpet or make the bed. In addition, forced-air heating systems tend to blow dust into the air. A Solution Fortunately, frequently washing your linens and cleaning air ducts can go a long way toward reducing the amount of allergens in the air. To help, the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends that air-handler units be inspected at least annually and cleaned as needed. When hiring an HVAC inspection, maintenance and restoration contractor, be sure the company is a member of NADCA. Learn More: To find a certified air duct cleaner, visit www.nadca.com or call 855-GO-NADCA.

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Q: I’m overweight and I know that puts me at risk for lots of health problems. How much weight do I need to lose for my health? A: Maybe not as much as you think. But you’re right – excess body fat increases risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, some forms of arthritis and gout, and several forms of cancer. The burden of excess weight loads seems to increase risk of sleep apnea and some types of arthritis and to promote urinary incontinence in women. However, for virtually all of these, achieving at least a five-percent weight loss can make a medically significant difference, even if in some cases weight loss may not be able to make health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, completely disappear. For someone who weighs 250 pounds, he’ll start seeing benefits with a loss of less than 15 pounds; for someone who weighs 180 pounds, a loss of 10 pounds can make a difference. In most cases, health improves even more with a 10 to 15 percent weight loss, which might mean 15 to 40 pounds, depending on starting weight. For many of these health risks, at least for a few years, you continue to benefit from the weight loss, even if some weight is regained. However, whether it’s the effects of excess body fat promoting insulin resistance and inflammation, or the mechanical burden of supporting a large weight load, it makes sense that the goal needs to be more than just losing weight, but also keeping it off in order to retain the health improvements achieved. So don’t get frustrated by setting a weight loss target that might be unreachable without extreme measures. Instead, work one day at a time to establish a few changes in food choices, portions and exercise habits with the intent of finding ways to make them permanent parts of your lifestyle. Q: What’s the difference between sports drinks and energy drinks? My teenager drinks a lot of both, and he says he needs them because of sports. A: Sports drinks may have a place for teen athletes, but not energy drinks. Many teens may take energy drinks to give them an “edge” in sports, but the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that safe consumption levels of energy drinks have not been established for adolescents. Sports drinks provide fluid along with substances called electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium) that are lost in sweat. They provide carbohydrate in an amount and form that can help athletes who exercise intensely more than an hour, or in very intense short bursts (as in hockey). Sports drinks contain about two-thirds the calories of regular soft drinks. Energy drinks are completely different. They are a source of caffeine and other stimulants, and often sugar. Studies show that 100 to 200 milligrams (mg) of caffeine (about 1 to 2 cups of regular coffee) increase energy and alertness. Many 16-ounce cans of energy drinks provide caffeine in this range. But extra large portion sizes and additional stimulant ingredients may bring caffeine as high as 500 mg per can or bottle; and some energy drink users consume more than one can. Although relatively small amounts of caffeine taken shortly before sports or exercise can enhance and prolong ability to exercise, using caffeine to raise energy can end up worsening energy problems in the long run. When people consume more than 250 mg caffeine per day, they may experience headache, sleep difficulties or increased anxiety. Beyond 1000 mg they may have heart palpitations. Deaths from seizures or cardiac arrest are rare, but have been reported. Caffeine stays around longer than people realize, impairing nighttime sleep that leads to daytime sleepiness and low energy. It takes three to ten hours to clear even half a caffeine load from the body, and 15 to 35 hours to eliminate virtually all of it. And you can get a lot of sugar from the 15- to 24-ounce containers. Sugar-free versions are available, but energy drinks typically contain 200 to 300 calories, with over a quarter cup of sugar per 16-ounce can.


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Breakfast Taco Bar Servings: 7 to 10 14 6-inch Mission® Super Soft Tortillas flour tortillas 2 12-ounce packages Johnsonville breakfast sausage links, cooked 12 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded 2 medium tomatoes, chopped Other toppings, such as sour cream, salsa, chopped avocado Warm oven to 200°F. Prepare all condiments of your choice for the tacos: cheese, tomatoes, avocados, etc. Cover and set aside. Wrap tortillas in foil, place in oven to warm through. Cook sausage according to package directions. Transfer to baking dish, cover and keep warm in oven. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. In a large skillet over medium heat add oil. When oil is hot add eggs and allow to cook until the bottom is just set. Pull edges to center and allow uncooked eggs to flow to bottom and continue cooking until done but still moist. Transfer eggs to a baking dish, cover and keep warm, until ready to serve. To assemble, fold warm tortilla in half and fill with a spoonful of scrambled eggs, two sausage links, top with cheddar, and toppings of your choice.

Chipotle Monterey Jack Cheese Sausage Quesadillas Servings: 6 12 8-inch Mission® Super Soft Tortillas flour tortillas 1 package Johnsonville Chipotle Monterey Jack Cheese Chicken Sausage, chopped 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped 3 green onions, chopped 3 cups Colby Jack cheese, shredded Salsa, optional Place three tortillas on large, greased baking sheet. Sprinkle each with sausage, red pepper, green onion and cheese. Top each with a tortilla. Place baking sheet on center oven rack. Broil for two minutes on each side or until golden brown. Cut into wedges. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve with salsa, if desired.

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FAMILY FEATURES

etting kids back to school each morning can be exhausting and feeding them a good, hot breakfast often gets put on the back burner. Start them out right with easy, wholesome meals full of the protein necessary to fuel their day. A protein-rich breakfast — one that includes lean ham or pork sausage — reduces daily hunger, increases daily fullness, improves morning blood sugar control and leads to less latter-day snacking, according to a recent study by the University of Missouri. That means teenage boys and girls who chronically skip breakfast have a new, tasty weapon in the fight against obesity. Studies show as many as 20 to 30 percent of adolescents in the United States skip breakfast, which is a habit associated with excess body weight. Keep breakfast well-balanced by packing it full of protein; using only egg whites; reducing fat intake with Johnsonville’s breakfast chicken sausage with 50 percent less fat; and rounding out the meal with whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Think you have no time for breakfast? Try recipes that can be prepared ahead of time, served as grab-and-go, or stored in the freezer and microwaved as needed. Use a slow cooker to prepare dishes before bedtime and your family will wake up to house filled with the delicious aromas of a freshly-prepared breakfast. For more great breakfast ideas, visit www.johnsonville.com/recipes.

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Easy Sausage Roll-ups

Amazing Muffin Cups Servings: 12 3 cups shredded hash browns, thawed 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 12-ounce package Johnsonville original breakfast sausage links 6 eggs 2 cups shredded 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped Fresh chives or green onions, chopped In a bowl, combine hash browns, butter, salt and pepper. Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of greased muffin cups. Bake at 400°F for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, cook sausage according to package directions; cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Divide sausage among muffin cups. Combine eggs, cheese and bell pepper. Spoon over sausage. Sprinkle with chives or green onions. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until set.

Slow Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Easy Sausage Roll-ups Servings: 14 1 12-ounce package Johnsonville breakfast sausage links 2 8-count containers refrigerated crescent rolls 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons sugar Warm maple syrup, honey, jam or preserves, optional Prepare sausage according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Unroll crescent roll dough according to directions on package. Place one cooked sausage onto one end of dough triangle. Roll dough around sausage according to directions on dough package and place on pan with seam side down. Repeat with remaining sausage and dough. (You will have two extra rolls. Bake and enjoy with jam.) Mix cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle evenly over roll-ups. Bake according to directions on croissant package. Serve hot. If desired, warm up maple syrup, honey, jams or preserves for dipping.

Slow Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole Servings: 12 2 24-ounce packages Johnsonville Vermont maple or original breakfast sausage links 1 cup green onions, chopped 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped 1 4-ounce can diced mild green chilies 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 30-ounce package frozen shredded hash browns 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 12 eggs 1 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Cook sausage according to package directions; cut into 1/2-inch pieces and set aside. In a bowl, combine green onions, bell pepper, chilies and cilantro; set aside. Spray a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Layer a third of hash browns, sausage, green onion mixture and cheese. Repeat layers twice. In large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper; pour over casserole. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or until a thermometer inserted into the center reads 160°F.


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CHRONOLOGICAL LISTINGS Engagements, Marriages, Births & Deaths

ENGAGEMENTS:

HIMES/TROESE Jamie M. Himes of Bradford and Henry A. Troese III of Clarion have announced their plan to wed. The brideelect, daughter of Janice and Thomas Himes of Mount Altonm Her fiancé, son of Patricia and William Snyder and Henry Troese Jr., all of Clarion. A ceremony is planned for May 31, 2014, at Buttermilk Falls in New Bethlehem. MARRIAGES: (None) BIRTHS: JULY 2, 2013: Son, to Enith and

Stephen Sadler, Killbuck, NY. Daughter, to Hope and Sirwan Kakarash, Portville, NY. JULY 3, 2013: Son, to Alesha Simonds and Garrett McLaughlin, Bradford, PA. Son, to Natasha and Christopher Dehart, Olean, NY. Son, to Cari and Nate Hartzell, Eldred, PA. JULY 4, 2013: Daughter, to Jill and Daniel Neighbour, Bradford, PA. Son, to Joshua Gasdik and Heather Winiarz, Olean, NY. Daughter, to Jennifer Studley, Olean, NY. Son, to Brandon

and Megan Brown, Little Valley, NY. JULY 5, 2013: Son, to Justin Pickett and Hannah Reynolds, Salamanca, NY. Daughter, to Tom Milliron and Carie Andrus, Limestone, NY. Twin son and daughter, to Michael and Luann Blocho, Allegany, NY. Son, to Brian and Carol McClellan, Olean, NY. DEATHS: JUNE 20, 2013: JONES, Robert W. Sr. - 94, of Marcola, Ore., formerly of Bradford, PA. JUNE 28, 2013: MALLERY, Jean E.

Wormuth - 75, of Port Allegany, PA. JUNE 29, 2013: J O H N S O N , Audene M. Lyman - 87, of Smethport, PA. JOHNSON, Howard E - 89, of Port Allegany, PA. JULY 1, 2013: DEWYER, Phillip R. Jr. - 66, of Bradford, PA. BURTON, Geraldine M. Eidson - 81, of Bradford, PA. JULY 2, 2013: M AT H E W S O N , Catherine A. - 80, of Eldred, PA. DANN, Sara M. Williams - 83, of Smethport, PA. WOOD, Louise L. - of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, formerly of Bradford, PA.

YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE JULY 11 - JULY 17, 2013

ARIES - (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) Don’t be resentful about how long someone has taken to come round to your way of thinking! TAURUS - (Apr. 20 - May 20) Your reasons for opting for a safer option are understandable but if you’re willing to take a small, calculated risk now, then you’ll see how safe you really are. GEMINI - (May 21 - June 20) It appears you have at least one important discussion ahead of you. Be prepared for someone to make clear what they want from you. CANCER - (June 21 - July 22) You’re being presented with a wonderful opportunity to strengthen ties with people who matter to you. LEO - (July 23, - Aug. 22) As keen as you are to do something singlehandedly, take some time to consider how much easier it might be if you accepted help on offer from a certain person. VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) The coming week brings you closer to whatever it is you wish was yours now. LIBRA - (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) You know you have reasons for refraining from doing something now. Ignore criticism from those who don’t understand your thinking. SCORPIO - (Oct. 23, - Nov. 21) If you’re willing to accept someone’s help, then a considerable step forward can be taken to stabilize a volatile or insecure area of your world. SAGITTARIUS - (Nov. 22 - Dec. 20) You appear to be in a situation enabling you to see how sense and sensibility can and ought to be applied to something that someone else simply isn’t seeing. CAPRICORN - (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) You have an opportunity to at least reinstate lines of communication with certain people whom you’ve possibly had reasons to sever ties with. AQUARIUS - (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) This week is all about finding balance between being supportive of someone’s aims and letting someone else fight their own battle! PISCES - (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) Support you need is available but only if you’re willing to remove guesswork on the part of others by asking for it.

Money Management 101

(NAPSI)—Teens are more optimistic about their financial future but may depend longer on their parents, according to a major new survey. Teens also expressed concern over paying for higher education. Among the Teens and Personal Finance Survey’s key findings, conducted by Junior Achievement USA® and The Allstate Foundation: • More than half of teens think students are borrowing too much to pay for college, yet only 9 percent report they are currently saving money for college. • Nearly 30 percent have not talked with their parents about paying for college. • Nearly one in three teens thinks he or she will be 25 to 27 years old before becoming financially independent. • Teens are unsure about their ability to budget (23 percent), use credit cards (20 percent) or invest money (34 percent). • The majority of teens (76 percent) still report the best time to learn about money management is in kindergarten through high school, but only 29 percent reported programs currently in place. • Of the 33 percent of teens who say they do not use a budget, 42 percent are “not interested” and more than a quarter (26 percent) think “budgets are for adults.” • More than one-third of teens are either unsure or think their parents do not talk with them enough about money and budgeting. “From our findings, we can infer that teens expect to live with their parents longer. It is interesting to see this shift in teens thinking they will remain financially dependent on their parents,” said Jack E. Kosakowski, president and chief executive officer of Junior Achievement USA. Since 2005, the organization, in partnership with The Allstate Foundation, has helped more than 1.2 million students set personal goals about money and make wise financial choices. The program, JA Economics for Success®, also empowers students to develop, plan and set goals to help protect themselves from unexpected financial pitfalls. According to Don Civgin, president and chief executive officer of Allstate Financial, there is an urgent need for parents and children to broach the subject. “Parents continue to be the No. 1 influence on teens when it comes to money,” he said, “so there is tremendous opportunity for family conversation.” To learn more, visit: www.ja.org as well as www.allstatefoundation.org


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JUST PASSING TIME THEME: “Manias & Phobias”

ACROSS: 1. L on clothes 6. Chicken _ __ king 9. Russia’s 1917 abdicator 13. Bake an egg 14. Used for styling 15. Actress _____ Hunter 16. Interior decoration 17. Where bug is snug? 18. Fill with optimism 19. *______phobia, fear of large things 21. *______mania, obsession for washing oneself 23. Chester White’s home 24. Get what you sow 25. One who plays for pay 28. Crowning point 30. Dog stand staple 35. Hit the road 37. Salespeople 39. Half of diameters 40. To, archaic 41. Muslim Supreme Being 43. Wettish 44. Not quite adults 46. Like acne-prone

skin 47. *One with oniomania, does it often at stores 48. Comes clean 50. Edible mushrooms 52. Lenon’s wife 53. King of India 55. Caribou kin 57. *______phobia, fear of the moon 60. *______phobia, fear of thunder 63. Annoy 64. Adams ___ Beckham 66. Popular garden flower 68. Small cap 69. Length of existence 70. Spooky 71. Foul substance 72. Goes with skip and a jump 73. Buttonholes, e.g. DOWN: 1. It was dropped in the 60’s 2. Attention-getter 3. George W.’s Secretary of State 4. Rum cut with water, pl. 5. Misprints 6. *____mania, intense desire to be alone 7. Romanian money 8. Pond buildup

9. Cough syrup balsam 10. Fence part 11. Type of sax 12. It’s sometimes marbled 15. Assistant 20. Exercise wear material 22. Keep out 24. Not an original 25. It’s a planet no more 26. Extend subscription 27. Many times 29. *____phobia, hatred or fear of music 31. Boys 32. Sun Valley location 33. Neil or Paul, e.g. 34. *_____mania, obsession with horses 36. A bunch 38. Welcomed by shoppers 42. *_____mania, severe form of mania 45. Borrower’s warranty 49. Go for the gold 51. North and South faces 54. Biblical story of _____ and the whale 56. Show of respect

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FAMILY FEATURES

T

he best time to make decisions regarding long-term care is well before it’s needed. An unexpected illness or injury may force you or a loved one into making hasty decisions. Long-term care is a set of services and supports for people who are unable to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). ADLs are self-care activities, such as getting in and out of bed, walking, bathing, dressing, eating, and bowel and bladder management. About 70 percent of people turning 65 can expect to need some kind of long-term care services as they age. Experts encourage everyone over age 50 to take the time, while you have it, to research options and make important choices. Long-term care planning means developing a personal strategy now for how things should be handled later when you or a loved one is in need of care. Important considerations include the following:

Staying In Charge An important part of long-term care planning is outlining how you would like things to be handled. Expressing preferences clearly about how any declines in ADLs should be handled, what financial resources are available, and who should provide needed care is a good way to retain control. All adults over age 18 should execute legal documents that appoint one or more individuals to make health care and financial decisions for them in the event they become unable to make decisions for themselves. Adults who lose the ability to make decisions before executing these documents must have the court system appoint someone to make decisions for them. An attorney can also prepare an advance care directive, which is a set of written instructions detailing what medical care you want or do not want.

Housing Those who would prefer to stay at home for as long as possible should make a plan to do so, and consider making modifications as needed. Home modifications are often intended to allow maximum

self-care, and to help avoid a fall. Avoiding a fall can help delay or avoid the need for long-term care. Typical modifications include widening doorways, adding wheelchair ramps, improving lighting, mounting stairway chair lifts, installing medical alert systems and adding handrails or safety grips. An important consideration for anyone planning to stay home is to ensure the bathroom can be used safely. Ideally, your residence should maximize your ability to continue performing ADLs, and help you avoid a fall.

Primary Care Maintaining a good relationship with a primary care physician is key. Regular check-ups can lead to early diagnosis of any physical, mental or emotional decline. Be honest and open about symptoms, daily habits or changes in appetite. Be sure to have the primary care physician review all medications. Ongoing medication management is an important part of staying healthy and avoiding a fall.

Family Care Unpaid family members are the most common source of long-term care help. But, they may not

be able to provide all the care you need, or be there every hour of the day. If you intend to rely on family members for long-term care services be sure to involve them in your long-term care planning. Make sure they are willing and able to be caregivers for you.

Paid Care As part of your long-term care plan, look into caregiving services in your area, including inhome care providers and elder daycare centers. Find out about elder shuttles, meals on wheels and other low-cost services offered in your community. Several types of housing come with support services for people who cannot fully take care of themselves due to aging and/or disability. 

Public housing is available for low-tomoderate income elderly and persons with disabilities.



Assisted living homes are group living settings that offer housing in addition to assistance with ADLs and other services, such as meals. Generally, they do not provide medical care.



Continuing care retirement communities provide a range of housing options, including independent living units, assisted living and nursing homes, all on the same campus.



Nursing facilities, or nursing homes, are the most service-intensive housing option, providing skilled nursing services and therapies as needed.

Take the time to familiarize yourself with the different types of facilities available in your area. Ask family and friends for any recommendations they may have and take advantage of information available on the Internet. Visit www.longtermcare.gov to find out more information about each type of facility and costs associated with long-term care. Your local Area Agency on Aging office also offers a list of resources available to the elderly in your area. Having your long-term care plan squared away and clear, so there are no misunderstandings or second-guessing, can be the greatest gift you can give to your loved ones, and yourself. For more information, visit www.longtermcare.gov.


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For Family Fun, Space Is The Place (NAPSI)—There’s good news for those looking for a vacation destination built around family fun, a touch of education and one-of-a-kind attractions. Just east of Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the only place on Earth where a family can tour launch areas, meet a real astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators and view a rocket launch. Now it’s also the place to stand within an arm’s length of one of the most complex machines ever built by mankind, Space Shuttle Atlantis. Atlantis Comes Home Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex recently opened the new Space Shuttle AtlantisSM exhibit, which gives visitors a chance to get nose-tonose with the final shuttle orbiter to fly a NASA mission, Atlantis. The six-story, $100 million exhibit features stateof-the-art multimedia presentations and more than 60 interactive exhibits and simulators, along with an awe-inspiring, 360-degree view of Atlantis, elevated 30 feet off the ground and rotated at an angle with its payload bay doors open and its robotic arm extended. “As the home of human spaceflight, Kennedy Space Center launched and processed all 135 space shuttle missions from 1981 to 2011—including Space Shuttle Atlantis’ 33 missions— so having the orbiter here makes a lot of sense,” said Bill Moore, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center

Visitor Complex. “We’re thrilled to celebrate the opening of the new home of this iconic symbol of mankind’s ongoing exploration of space.” Visitors will have the opportunity to use interactive, touch-screen experiences and high-tech simulators to “be the astronaut”—bringing the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program, the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station to life. Guests can also participate in the Shuttle Launch Experience, which simulates vertically launching into space aboard a space shuttle while being immersed in the sights, sounds and feelings of a real shuttle launch.

Celebrating Past and Future Spaceflight While Atlantis is the centerpiece, the new attraction also shines the spotlight on the astounding achievements made over the course of the 30-year Space Shuttle Program and honors the thousands of people who made it a success. The new exhibit also outlines how the shuttle program paved the way for NASA’s future manned spaceflight programs. For more information, visit: www.KennedySpaceCenter.com or call 877-313-2610

Adopting A Pet: How To Choose Your Best Match (NAPSI)—Adopting a pet, whether it’s a giant dog or tiny kitten, is a big decision that requires a lifelong commitment—but when you find the right fit, adopting a pet also provides a life full of love. For example, when Mayling Zhong and Chester Leung visited a PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend event, they knew there were many factors they needed to consider before adopting a pet. “We knew that our small apartment needed a small dog,” said Leung. The two met several dogs before stopping at Smokey. Just 4 months old, the terrierminiature pinscher mix was a little excitable in his crate when he arrived, as many puppies are. As the day went on, however, Smokey calmed down and seemed smart and eager to please. His fun-loving personality (and small size) convinced Zhong to adopt him-she knew he would be the right fit for her and Leung. Within minutes, the couple was filling out the adoption paperwork and they were ready to welcome the new pup into their home.

Pet Points To Ponder If you’re considering adoption, here are a few things to keep in mind: 1. Space: Do you live in an apartment or a house? Do you have a big backyard? Different types of dogs and cats require different amounts of exercise and space. Zhong and Leung knew they needed to take into consideration the size of their home as part of their decision to adopt. 2. Time: Decide how much time you can dedicate to caring for a dog or cat. Cats can be more independent and of-

ten require less time for daily exercise. 3. Children: Make sure you are aware of the pet’s temperament. A shelter worker may be able to say how a pet gets along with children. You might even consider creating a special area in your home just for your pet, so he has a safe place to go if children are running around the house. 4. Resources: Ensure that you have the appropriate resources to care for a pet. Creating a budget for things like food and veterinary care is a good place to start. Adoption is a commitment for the pet’s entire life. One easy way to find adoptable pets and shelters is by searching PetSmart Charities’ adoptable pet locator. You can enter criteria such as age, breed and size of the pet you want. Most pets available through adoption are already spayed or neutered, vaccinated and licensed, and are often microchipped for a very affordable adoption fee. Learn More: Find more adoption tips and resources at: www.petsmartcharities.org


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Immigrants And The Selective Service System (NAPSI)—While turning 18 is often time for a celebration, for a young man living in the United States, it also brings certain responsibilities. For example, when a young man turns 18, he is required by law to register with the Selective Service System. It’s important to note that this applies to all male U.S. citizens and male legal and undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. who are 18 through 25. In general, if a male noncitizen is residing in the U.S. before his 26th birthday, he must register with the Selective Service. Very Few Exceptions The few noncitizens who are in the U.S. and do not have to register include those here on student or visitor visas, and men who are part of a diplomatic or trade mission and their families. This requirement applies to dual nationals—citizens of both the U.S. and another country—as well because they are still U.S. nationals. It is important to note that the Selective Service does not collect any information that would indicate whether or not a person is here legally and a Social Security number is not needed to register. Possible Penalties The penalties for failing to register can be serious and far reaching. A man who fails to register may, if prosecuted and convicted, face a fine of

up to $250,000 and/or a prison term of up to five years. Even if not convicted in court, a man who fails to register with Selective Service before turning age 26 may find that some doors are closed to him forever. For instance: • Those who should register and don’t are excluded from federal student loan or grant programs, including Pell Grants, College Work-Study, Guaranteed Student/PLUS Loans and National Direct Student Loans. • Those who want to become citizens are required to register with the Selective Service if they first arrived in the U.S. before their 26th birthday.

• The Workforce Investment Act, which is the federal job training act, is only open to those men who register with Selective Service. • A man must be registered to be eligible for jobs in the executive branch of the federal government and the U.S. Postal Service. • Some states require proof of registration to get a driver’s license. Registration is easy. Go to any U.S. post office and pick up a Selective Service registration card or register online at www.sss.gov. For additional questions, call (888) 655-1825 toll free.

New Technology Puts Comfort Under Your Control (NAPSI)--New technology is making it easier to have a home that is comfortable in any season. This is good news for homeowners since many older homes in the U.S. still have cooling and heating systems that leave parts of a house either unbearably hot or uncomfortably cold. Choosing the right system is key since this allows homeowners to cool the rooms they use the most while saving energy in less-used areas of the house. Industry experts refer to this as “zone control.” Fortunately, new systems from Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating employ advanced technology that can precisely adjust each room’s temperature to the homeowner’s preference. “With these systems, I can be in control of the air my kids are breathing,” said design expert Cortney Novogratz. “Also, the zoning capabilities allow me to set areas of my house at different temperatures. With seven kids, being able to set the thermostat so that different areas are at various temperatures is a huge benefit. My kids’ rooms can be set at a temperature where they’re

comfortable, while the rest of the house might be set at another temperature.” This “zone-control” feature helps homeowners reduce energy costs. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 50 percent of the average home’s energy bill can be linked directly to cooling and heating costs, amounting to approximately $1,100 per year. Controlling your comfort on a room-by-room basis gives you more control over your energy budget. Multiple Benefits In addition, homeowners can also receive a tax credit of 10 percent, or up to $300, for qualifying Mitsubishi Electric systems through the American device. To learn more, visit the website at Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. These systems benefit the environ- www.mitsubishi-cooling.com ment as well. They are made of mostly recyclable parts and use an environmentally friendly refrigerant that won’t pollute the environment. Control From A Distance Another feature that makes this a cool way to add comfort to your home is the fact that the system can be controlled anytime, anywhere through a smartphone or other Internet-enabled


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or the more than 25 million Americans living with diabetes, food choices are critical to maintaining their health. Chef Sam Talbot, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 12 years old, understands those challenges. But with his new cookbook he proves that diabetics don’t have to sacrifice flavor in order to follow a healthy eating plan. Talbot earned national recognition as the runner-up in Season 2 of Bravo’s hit TV show “Top Chef.” In his new book, “The Sweet Life: Diabetes without Boundaries,” he shares how diabetes has affected — but has not compromised — his life and career, and offers 75 fresh, all-natural recipes that can be enjoyed by both diabetics and non-diabetics.

Cooking to Manage Diabetes Doctors recommend that people with diabetes follow a healthy, well balanced diet that includes plenty of fiber-rich fruits and vegetables and carbohydrates that rank lower on the glycemic index (GI). (See sidebar for more on the glycemic index.) “Pears are one of my favorite fruits to use in recipes,” says Talbot. “They are a low GI fruit, they’re high in fiber, and the flavor of a ripe pear is just out of this world. They are incredibly versatile in sweet and savory recipes in all types of world cuisines. They can be part of any meal of the day.” The two recipes here are from Talbot’s book, and showcase the fresh, sweet flavor of pears. For more information, visit www.SamTalbot.com, and for additional pear recipes visit www.usapears.org.

The Glycemic Index The glycemic index (GI) rates carbohydrates on a scale of 1 to 100 based on how rapidly a food item raises blood sugar levels after eating. Foods that rank high on the glycemic index are digested rapidly, which produces marked fluctuations in blood sugar and insulin levels. Foods with a low glycemic index are digested slowly and raise blood sugar and insulin levels gradually. Source: University of Sydney Glycemic Index Group, Human Nutrition Unit, School of Molecular Biosciences.

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One medium pear provides 24 percent of your day’s fiber, and 10 percent of your day’s vitamin C — for only 100 calories.



There are ten different varieties of USA Pears, each with its own color, flavor and texture.



More than 80 percent of the fresh pears grown in the U.S. are from the Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon. USA Pears are in season from early fall through early summer.

Yogurt with Pear and Coconut

Check the Neck for Ripeness Ripeness is the key to enjoying pears at their sweetest and juiciest. To judge a pear’s ripeness, USA Pear growers advise you to “check the neck.” Press the neck, or stem end, of the pear. If it yields to gentle pressure, it’s ripe, sweet and juicy. If it feels firm, simply leave the pear at room temperature to ripen within a few days. Don’t refrigerate your pears unless you want to slow their ripening.

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Makes 4 servings Juice of 1 lemon 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup Grape-Nuts or granola cereal 1 tablespoon granulated stevia extract, or to taste 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 ripe pears, such as Anjou or Bosc, slightly firm to the touch 3 cups 2% plain Greek yogurt In medium bowl, combine lemon juice, coconut, graham cracker crumbs, cereal, sweetener and cinnamon. Peel, core and finely chop pears. Spoon yogurt into 4 bowls and top with fruit and coconut mixture, or sprinkle directly onto each individual container of yogurt. Note: This recipe can do double duty as a dessert if you serve it up parfait style. Spoon 1/8 of the pears into the bottom of each of 4 bowls or parfait glasses. Add 1/8 of the cereal mixture, then 1/2 cup of yogurt. Repeat with the remaining pears, cereal mixture, and yogurt. Per Serving: 265 calories, 15 g protein, 38 g carbohydrates, 8 g total fat (6 g saturated), 8 mg cholesterol, 6 g fiber, 157 mg sodium

Chef Sam Talbot

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Lavender Poached Pears Makes 4 servings 2 large ripe pears, such as Bosc or Anjou, slightly firm to the touch 3 tablespoons granulated stevia extract, or to taste 1 tablespoon dried lavender 2 blossoms dried hibiscus 1 chamomile tea bag 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves Peel, halve and core pears using a melon baller to scoop out seeds. In large pot, combine 3 cups water, sweetener, lavender, hibiscus, chamomile tea and mint. Bring to a boil over mediumhigh heat, then reduce heat to medium-low. Add pears and simmer until you can easily pierce pears with the tip of a knife, about 20 minutes. To serve, transfer pear halves to 4 individual bowls and ladle some of the cooking liquid over the top. Per Serving: 72 calories, 1 g protein, 19 g carbohydrates, 0 g total fat (0 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 2 mg sodium Recipes excerpted from the book, “The Sweet Life: Diabetes without Boundaries,” by Sam Talbot. Published by Rodale. Copyright © 2011.


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et parents do everything they can to ensure their dogs and cats are around as long as possible. Pets, much like humans, need a healthy diet and plenty of exercise to help them live a long and happy life.

Good nutrition is key There are many factors involved when it comes to choosing a pet food for your dog or cat. Keep in mind if your pets aren’t digesting the ingredients properly, nutrition is not being absorbed. Get maximum nutrition from every bite by purchasing a natural, high quality food with a digestive health support system, such as Holistic Select Natural Pet Food. Ingredients to look for include: 

Probiotics — or good bacteria — help keep your pet’s immune system healthy. Holistic Select contains live probiotics that are added to the food after it has been cooked and cooled. This process assures maximum survival of the probiotics, so that your pet reaps the full benefits of their food.



Prebiotics stimulate the growth and maintenance of good bacteria, like probiotics, in your pet’s digestive tract.



Fiber plays an important role in human digestive health, and it also plays an integral role in your pet’s digestive health. Look for foods with fiber-rich ingredients, such as oatmeal, flaxseed, pumpkin and papaya to promote digestive regularity.



Digestive enzymes help your pet’s body break down proteins, fiber and carbohydrates. This ensures your pet is getting the nutrients from their food, while reducing stress on their organs. This is especially crucial for aging pets.

Get pets moving every day Dogs and cats used to have to work for a living. Many were bred to be mousers, hunters, herders or protectors. Most pets today have a much more sedentary lifestyle. They spend their days lying around, waiting for their human companions to come home and are rewarded for their patience with a big bowl of food. However, regular exercise supports healthy circulation of both nutrients and waste and is essential for a pet to have a happy and long life. Experts recommend cat owners plan a daily play session. Toys that mimic the actions of their natural prey — birds, mice or bugs — should get them up and moving. Dogs need to be walked for 20 to 30 minutes each day, while larger breeds often need much more. At your next veterinarian visit, ask if your pooch is healthy enough for an exercise program and ask for recommendations based on breed. Adequate exercise is an important step toward good health. It’s also a great way to reduce such unwanted behaviors as chewing, digging, scratching or whining. To learn more about the importance of digestive health for your pet, visit www.HolisticSelect.com.

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Paint Like a ProEasy Exterior and Interior Painting Tips (Family Features) The task of home painting projects may seem daunting, but by following a few helpful steps you can give your home a fresh, clean appearance and incorporate some of your favorite new home décor trends. “Whether your painting projects call for sprucing up your indoor space or freshening up outdoor trim, a little advance planning, sweat equity and the right tools can go a long way in ensuring a professional looking result,” said Carmen De La Paz, designer and former host of HGTV’s Hammer Heads. De La Paz offers these tips to help you paint like a pro. Start with the Right Tools Whether working on interior or exterior projects, be sure to use the right tools – especially the appropriate tape – to ensure a professional looking result. For indoor projects, make sure you read the label to find a tape that is appropriate For more tips on painting and inspiring DIY projects, visit for the surface you are working on and that has EdgeLock www.scotchblue.com technology to ensure sharp, clean lines. For exterior projects, ScotchBlue has an Exterior Painter’s Tape specifically designed for exterior paint jobs and is resistant to sun, wind and moisture.

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Tips for Exquisite Exteriors With its exposure to the elements and various surface types, exterior painting has its list of challenges. Here are a few tips to make outdoor painting a breeze: • Always use the appropriate nap, or thickness of a roller, for the surface you are painting. Some surfaces, like stucco, tend to have a rougher texture, so be sure to use a thick nap roller to help pull paint in and out of crevices. This will save time and frustration. • Remember to pick paint designed for the surface being painted. For example, choose masonry or stucco paint for outdoor projects, or paint that is compatible with wood or metal when painting other exterior surfaces. Remember, outdoor elements will influence how well paint sticks to a surface; some surfaces will even reject the wrong paint. You can avoid this by using the right paint from the start. • Be sure to “back prime” any newly installed woodwork. This means you should prime and seal the whole board before installing it. This will protect the backboard from moisture and prevent bloating and cracking once new woodwork is applied. Ideas for Impressive Interiors When approaching interior projects, use these tips to make them flawless: • When painting big surfaces, such as a wall, use a roller and paint in “X” and “W” patterns for even distribution of paint. This helps you avoid “lap marks” where paint builds up thicker in some areas due to overlapping. • When using a brush, load your brush and start by painting strokes in the middle of the paint area – working your way to the edges. The goal is to lightly whisk the paint on. The brush has more paint on it than you think, so let the brush do the work. • If your painting job is ongoing, don’t wash the brushes. Instead, put them back in their bags and keep in the freezer overnight. Then, pull the brushes out about 15 minutes before you plan to use them again and you’re ready to go. This saves time and water for brushes that are already in great working condition. You’ll be amazed by how beautiful your home can be when you take the time to tackle those painting projects and do it right. Incorporating these tips into your painting routine will get you painting like a pro in no time.

(StatePoint) In the warmer months your home’s outdoor space is just as important as the rooms inside, especially if your family spends a lot of time outside. Be it your yard, garden, deck or patio, there are steps you can take to prep these spaces for a fun and safe season. Pest Prevention Mosquitos aren’t just a pesky deterrent from outdoor living; they can carry and transmit dangerous viruses, such as West Nile. Make eating, entertaining and enjoying your yard safer and more pleasant by preemptively striking back. Rather than applying sprays and lotions each time you go outside, consider a natural alternative. For example, Terminix ALLCLEAR, safe for kids and pets, provides a line of backyard misters and mosquito repellers that are proven effective. In fact, the Terminex ALLCLEAR Sidekick has been shown to reduce mosquito bites by over 92 percent when used as directed. These systems are also sleekly designed to match your outdoor décor. You can also limit your skin exposure with long sleeves and pants. Pick breathable fabrics in light colors to prevent overheating. Lawn Care Mowing, watering and hedging can be time consuming, preventing you from enjoying your time outside. And knowing what your plants and lawn need to stay looking beautiful can be a complex science. If outsourcing your lawn care sounds expensive, consider this: the retail price you pay for quality equipment and products won’t come cheap. An expert can help you save both time and money by customizing a lawn care plan based on your climate, soil condition, grass type and lawn usage to meet the needs of your home. An expert can also survey your trees and shrubs to inspect for pests. Fire Safety Nothing beats an outdoor barbecue or roasting marshmallows around a fire with friends and family. But both involve safety risks. Reduce these risks by using lighter fluid sparingly and positioning your grill or fire pit several feet away from any structure. Keep a fire extinguisher nearby during barbecuing and marshmallow roasting nights. In the event you do experience a fire, there are some dos and don’ts to protect your home. If the siding of your home is damaged by smoke, don’t attempt to clean it yourself. Incorrect cleaning could compound the soot residue. Don’t touch anything with your bare hands. Oil from your hands can permeate walls and woodwork, causing additional damage. Corrosive by-products can cause irreversible etching in as few as 72 hours so it’s important to call for professional help as soon as possible. Look for a specialist, such as ServiceMaster Clean, a market leader in fire damage restoration and cleaning. For more information and tips on pest prevention, lawn care and fire damage restoration, visit www.ServiceMaster.com


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Help Your Child Learn To Love Reading (NAPSI)—When children realize that reading is an adventure, a whole universe of possibilities blossoms for them. These ideas may help you inspire your children to develop a lifelong friendship with books. • Read the news. Children need to know there’s more to the news than a 30-second sound bite. Newspapers, magazines and online articles can give kids in-depth details to satisfy their curiosity. Read an article together and help your children with difficult words or abstract concepts. • Read aloud with your children. In young children, it nurtures an interest in language, words and communication. For older kids, reading together can be a fun way to develop reading skills and create a basis for discussions. • Collect books and digital news. Encourage your children to create their own treasure trove of books and online resources. Look for books at yard sales, in the book section at bar-

How To Pack Properly (NAPSI)—There are two kinds of travelers: overpackers and underpackers. For whichever you are, travel enthusiast, style expert and QVC program host Lisa Robertson—who mastered the art of how to pack after years of balancing her love of fashion with the struggles of packing it all-shares her most valuable tips for successful trips. • Pack for activities you know you’ll be doing. You can add later as space allows. • To pack smaller, you’ll need to rewear things, so pick what you love. Your taste and comfort zones don’t change with location. • Shoes take up more room than anything else in your suitcase, so take one comfortable pair for sightseeing all day, one pair of heels, and a pair of sneakers if you’ll be working out. • A good rule for handbags is one to carry and one that packs flat in the luggage...no more. • A packed suitcase is like a map: Once you unfold it, it never really goes back the same way. If you start out with a suitcase you can barely close, you’ll return with an additional bag. Either plan for that or leave room. For more from Robertson, visit QVC.com

gain stores, at the grocery store—wherever you can find them. Create a list of websites and online resources that spark your child’s imagination. • Turn vocabulary from a grind to a giggle by creating word games. Compile a word list or ask your children’s teacher for one and make daily or weekly vocabulary games. • Encourage children to write original stories and illustrate them with their own drawings. • Visit the free interactive, reading motivational program online at www. BookAdventure.com. Students choose their own books from more than 8,500 titles, take short quizzes and redeem points for prizes. The site was created by Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of tutoring to students of all ages, grades and skill levels. A good time to make the commit-

ment to read every day is March 1, 2013, the National Education Association’s official Read Across America day—but any day is a good one to read. Learn more at (800) 31-SUCCESS, www.sylvanlearning.com, www.facebook.com/SylvanLearning, http://twitter.com/sylvanlearning or www.youtube.com/user/sylvanlearninginc

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