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VOL. 171 NO. 29 BRADFORD JOURNAL/MINER THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012 www.bradfordjournal.com Bradford Journal/McKean County Miner/Mount Jewett Echo Phone 814-465-3468

The Winchells Enjoy A Meal At Arby’s

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Bradford Journal Photo Along South Center Street, posing on their magic carpet in their little piece of Bradford Journal Photo the world are Kacen Vawter 2, on the left, Gigi and Dave Winchell of Allegany, NY look up from their meal at Arby’s, Bradford, and Lexus Shirley 1. The day was warm July 23rd. They tell us that Arby’s is the only place you can find the delicious cheesy and sunny, July 23rd and they were having a grand time. loaded potato bites. The Winchells stop in regularly.

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Bradford Journal Photo These young people were playing a little tag football in the Kiwanis Court Park, July 23rd when we stopped there. From left to right are Dameon Hardy 8, Alex Hardy 10, Alex Kinney 9, and Ben Fish 8. The weather was bright and warm- a good day for touch football.

Local News/Weather 2 Comments & Opinions 3 Obits 4 Social News 6 Ghosts of Bradford 8 Comics 13 Classifieds 15 Horoscope/Word Seek 16 Bradford Journal P.O. Box, Bradford, PA 16701 www.bradfordjournal.com Phone: 814-465-3468

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LOCAL NEWS Local Church to Hold Benefit Auction A benefit auction will be held Saturday July 28th, 2012 at the Lloyd Burkhouse Auction House (PAAU005494) located at 363 South Kendall Ave. in Bradford Pa. The Auction will start at 10:00 AM with all proceeds from the auction going to benefit the First Wesleyan Church of Bradford. The First Wesleyan Church is trying to raise money to pay for a new roof, increase handicapped accessibility, and deal with other building and maintenance issues the church is facing. About a week ago the First Wesleyan church began an appeal to the public for items to sell at the benefit auction. According to new Pastor Chris Terbush, “ We have received some calls from people wanting to donate items for the auction..” We are grateful to the residents of Bradford and the surrounding communities for helping us to raise funds. First Wesleyan Local Board of Admission member Jeff

Nuhfer stated “ The congregation of the First Wesleyan Church wishes to thank Mr. Lloyd Burkhouse for the use of his facility and for all the help he and his wife have given us to make this auction a reality.” People wanting to donate items can bring them to the Lloyd Burkhouse Auction House Sunday from 1pm to 6pm and on Monday from 10am to 6pm. Besides holding the auction, members of the First Wesleyan Church plan to sell lunch in order to help raise money for the church repairs. A barbeque pulled chicken sandwich or a sloppy joe plus macaroni salad, a bag of chip, and a cold beverage will be sold for $6.00. Drinks and other food items will be on sale during the auction. Lunch will be available from 11am to 5pm or until all lunches are sold out. For more information please contact Pastor Chris Terbush at 814-368-7865.

4-H is Celebrating 100 Years One hundred years ago in 1912, the first 4-H clubs were started in Pennsylvania. It only took a few years for Penn State Extension, the parent organization of the state 4-H program, to reach McKean County. 4-H is the only non-formal youth organization based at land grant universities and often the first experience many young people have with higher education. 4-H helps young people develop knowledge and skills to become capable, caring and contributing citizens through a wide variety of hands-on learning projects such as gardening, sewing, pet care, rocketry, robotics, insects, careers, wildlife, livestock, horses, dairy, cooking, GIS, babysitting and more. Membership in 4-H is open to all youth, ages 5 to 19, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or marital/parental status, and relies on parent and adult volunteer participation to help youth reach their potential. Penn State is com-

mitted to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. This year a book of local 4-H memories is being compiled by Ann Dunkerton, 4-H Extension Educator in the McKean County office, to be available for purchase at the 4-H Center during the McKean County Fair, August 12-18. Current and former 4-H members are invited to send stories and photos to the Extension Office by July 31, so that as many as possible may be included in the book. Photos and news articles from the Extension archives will also be used. The proceeds from the sale of this book will go toward the McKean County 4-H Endowment to support the continuation of the local program. On August 16, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., past, present, and future 4-H’ers are encouraged to gather in the 4-H Center on the McKean County Fairgrounds to share their stories and experiences. There is no charge for this event (aside from Fair admission; seniors 62+ are admitted free onto

It’s A Matter Of Opinion... Guest Columnist “Business Mandate In The Affordable Care ” -by Bob Perry The mandate in the Affordable Care Act that requires businesses to provide health care and adds to the cost of doing business here in the US of A needs to be challenged as to its constitutionality. I do think businesses should get together and challenge the law which could result in the Supreme Court declaring Congress cannot force businesses to provide what has been declared a personal responsibility. Actually, the individual mandate makes more sense than this part of the sausage that was forced upon us since it is intended to make every person accountable for coverage. Business are not all treated alike because employers who employ 50 or more employees must provide health care. Certainly, this is not fair and equal treatment under the law. As of 2014, businesses who employ 50 or more employees will be required to provide health coverage or pay a $2,000 fine per employee. For this country to compete on a global basis, compa(Continued on page 5) the fairgrounds all day), and refreshments will be served. 4-H alumni are invited to bring any 4-H memorabilia, such as projects, photo albums, trophies, stamps and clothing, to show current and prospective club members in a meeting of the generations. In conjunction with this event, there will be a cake decorating contest held at 2:00 p.m. Please contact the Extension Office by August 15 if you wish to enter a cake or dozen cupcakes. There will also be drawings for door prizes, including free copies of the book of 4-H memories.

THE BRADFORD AREA 5-DAY WEATHER FORECAST

Thursday, July 26: Mostly cloudy today with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High of 79°. Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low of 60°.

Friday, July 27: Humid and cloudy today with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High of 79°. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low of 59°.

Saturday, July 28: Mostly cloudy today with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High of 78°. Thursday Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low of 56°.

Sunday, July 29: Mostly sunny and warm today with a high of 78°. Sunday Night: Mostly clear tonight and warm with an overnight low of 58°.

Monday, July 30: Partly sunny and warm today with a high of 78°. Monday Night: Showers in the forecast tonight and a little cooler with an overnight low of 55°.

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5 ¢ENTS WORTH

Working On The Bars Loving The Callahan

by Grant Nichols

Photos in this issue include a few submissions by outside individuals as well as many of our own. We found children along South Center Street and in Kiwanis Court Park. Others were playing at Callahan Park or ready to take a swim at Barcroft Pool. In addition, we stopped at Arby’s Restaurant and Cavallaro’s Paint & Decorating and the JC Penney Catalogue Store. There we found more grist for our camera. Once again, many other photos can be found in the photo gallery associated with this issue……..The recent derailing of the Penn State sports program should make a lot of people angry. At risk in such a move by the NCAA is nothing less than the total value of that University as an avenue of education far into the foreseeable future. All funds and activities of a university are interrelated and they all determine the quality of professors and students that will attend in the future. This in turn affects future funding from the Federal and State governments, and donations from private individuals and private and public organizations. Notwithstanding the crimes and prescribed punishments of those individuals involved, potential destruction of the University as retribution for the misdoings of a few is unconscionable.. It would be good to see a few good men and women in the administration of Penn State sports and Penn State itself or maybe even a coalition of Penn State Alumni take a longoverdue legal action against the NCAA itself. One must remember that power over sports does not just corrupt the coaches and teams but also the overseeing body itself……..A recent article by Richard Corliss in Time magazine, Issue July 30, 2012 tells us that the author of “The Dark Knight Rises”, Christopher Nolan, while having produced an entertaining movie, also furthered his efforts to once again target and excoriate American greed, laziness and implicit yearning for a demagogue. One might ask at this point, what type of people the Colorado Theater Shooter thought were inside, when he targeted and attacked the movie goers last week……..This week, various businesses in the community have sponsored a page in our paper announcing National Night Out, to take place August 7th in towns like ours around the U.S. (See page 9). Businesses around town are being encouraged to stay open from 5-8 pm for our shopping and entertainment convenience. But why wait! Stop downtown anytime!

Bradford Journal Photo At the end of the afternoon, July 23rd we see Jesse Lee 8 on the monkey bars at Callahan Park. His family was having a picnic at the big pavilion there. He is the son of Victor and Tammy Lee.

Bradford Journal Photo Jake Pecen 4 stops his exploration for a photo, July 23rd, while high in the sky atop playground equipment at Callahan Park. He is the son of Jeff and Kristen Pecen. Jake is at the park with his grandmother Cindy Lindquist, who takes him there regularly throughout the summer.

Shirleys In Play Yard

Taylor On The Train

Bradford Journal Photo Here they sit in their play yard at South Center Street, July 23rd. On the left is Shelby Shirley 4, and on the right is Porsha Shirley 3. They play outside almost every day during the summer.

Bradford Journal Photo Matthew Allen Taylor 9 gives us a relaxing pose atop the train engine in Kiwanis Court Park, July 23rd. For that matter, he posed in different parts of the train, photos of which can be seen by visiting the photo gallery associated with this issue.


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OBITUARIES Richard Rovito Sr.

Bradford American Legion Honors Veteran

Richard L. Rovito Sr., 83, of 46 Melvin Ave., Bradford, passed away peacefully Sunday (July 15, 2012) at UPMC Hamot in Erie. Born Jan. 10, 1929, in Bradford, he was the son of Fiore and Rose Marie Nepher Rovito. On May 11, 1963, in Bradford, he married Mary Ethlyn Morton, who survives. Mr. Rovito worked at Bovaird & Seyfang Manufacturing Co. in Bradford and Dresser-Clark and Dresser-Rand in Olean, N.Y., for more than 40 years combined. He worked as a machinist and later as a raw material analyst. Upon retire-

ment, he and his wife operated a home daycare center and have been adored by many area children. In addition to his wife, Mary, of 49 years, he is survived by one son, Richard L. (Ann) Rovito Jr. of Wauwatosa, Wisc.; two daughters, Lisa Finley of Boalsburg and Kristen (David) Crunick of Bellefonte; one brother, Francis (Judy) Rovito of Bradford; and six grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Submitted by Don Poleto, Military Corresondent Burial was in St. Bernard Cemetery. Members of American Legion Post 108, Bradford assembled at the Willow Dale Cemetery, July 20th to give military honors to Richard R. Heitzinger. Some of those in attendance to help perform the ceremony were (l-r) Don Poleto, George Lindy, Mike Catherine Thomas, Bob Schofield and Keith Reed (See photo gallery for more pictures.)

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Catherine M. 17, 2012) at BradRecny, 93, of Bradford Regional Medford, passed away ical Center. on Tuesday (July She was born on Oct. 19, 1918, in Galeton, a daughSUBSCRIBE ter of the late James and Anna PisquiTODAY! riske Seyut. On

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Sept. 24, 1938, she married Nicholas J. Recny, who preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 1956. She was employed by the former Backus Novelty Co., Smethport, and the former

Stackpole Co., Kane, where she retired from in 1979. She is survived by one son, John (Joan) Recny of Bradford; one daughter, Barbara (Edward) Schick of

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Erie; three grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; one nephew; four sisterin-laws; and two brother-in-laws. Burial was in St. Callistus Cemetery, Kane.

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BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCES

How to catch a ‘Phish’ Their names may sound funny but their financial consequences are not: “Phishing,” “smishing,” “vishing” and “pharming” are just a few of the ways criminals gain access to personal information via your computer or smartphone. If you’re not careful, identity thieves can use harvested information to open fraudulent bank or credit card accounts, take out loans, rent apartments or even charge medical procedures to your insurance plan. Unfortunately, every time the authorities plug one hole, crafty criminals figure out new ways to trick unsuspecting victims. Here are some identity theft scams to watch out for: Phishing: This is where you receive an

It’s A Matter Of Opinion... Guest Columnist “Business Mandate In The Affordable Care ” -by Bob Perry

(Continued from page 2) nies must be able to rid themselves of the unrelated escalating costs of health insurance and pensions that are not 401K-like. A business that goes out of business today should not leave the employees without a pension, and remember, that health insurance is an individual responsibility. The changes many businesses will be deciding upon is how to stay below the 50 employee line can be considerable. Will the company work short weeks since to be covered an employee must work 30 hours? This could result in more people being employed but with an underemployment issue. Chain businesses like restaurants may incorporate each unit separately to avoid the 50 employee limit. The business may decide to not cover employees and pay the $2,000 fine and this would become more attractive if and when it is determined if the fine is tax deductible. Then, there will be businesses that simply decide to go out of business. Note that businesses that employ over 200 employees must enroll and re-enroll each employee annually. Anyone who claims that insurance premiums will decrease as a result of this monumental legislation has been in the room all too long where someone has been smoking locoweed. There are many issues that could be challenged within this law and feel and if individuals are being held responsible, businesses should not be.

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email, purportedly from a trusted source like a government agency, bank or retailer that asks you to supply or confirm account information, log-in IDs or passwords. These imposters are “fishing” for your personal information. Legitimate organizations never ask you to verify sensitive information through a non-secure means like email. Smishing (for “Short Message Service”): Like phishing, only it uses text messages sent to your cellphone. Even if you don’t share any information, just by responding you’re verifying that your phone number is valid, which means it probably will be sold to others who will try to trick you into their own scams. Vishing (voice phishing): Where live or automated callers direct you to call your bank or credit card issuer under the pretext of clearing up a problem (like theft or overdrawn accounts). You’ll be asked to share personal or account information. Keep a list of toll-free service numbers for all companies you use so you can call them directly without fearing you’ve been given bogus information. I also program these numbers – but not account numbers – into my cell phone in case I’m traveling. Pharming. Where hackers redirect you from a legitimate website to an impostor site where your personal information is harvested (“farmed”). Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter increasingly are being targeted, so always be wary of opening any links – even from trusted friends – because their account may have been hacked. A few tips for spotting risky emails and texts: • Although the “From” line may appear

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to be from a valid company email address, that’s easy for fraudsters to mimic (called “spoofing”). • Beware of subject lines and body copy that use ominous or threatening language (e.g., “Your credit card has been suspended”). • Lack of a personalized salutation or closing details (e.g., “Dear Valued Customer”). • Watch for typos, poor grammar, punctuation, capitalization consistency and other warning signs it’s not legitimate. • Scroll your mouse over any embedded links before clicking to check for suspicious domain endings like “.be.” • Verify that an alert or request for information is legitimate by looking up the company’s phone number and calling it yourself. • Make sure your anti-virus and anti-spyware software is current. For more tips protecting personal and account information and preventing online fraud, visit: • The National Cyber Security Alliance’s www.staysafeonline.org. • The FBI’s Be Crime Smart page, which highlights the latest scams and tells you how to report crime and fraud (www. fbi.gov/scams-safety). • Visa Inc. offers VisaSecuritySense. com, which features tips on preventing fraud online, when traveling, at retail establishments and ATMs, deceptive marketing practices, and more. And finally, don’t forget good-oldfashioned pickpocketing, mail theft and dumpster diving as ways people may try to steal your personal information.

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AREA SOCIAL NEWS Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events:

July 2012 July 26: Community Outreach – Read at Callahan Park 12:30-1pm By the Spray Park, Callahan Park, Bradford, PA. Library outreach is established to provide a story hour to groups in the community that do not have access to transportation to the library. Library staff select stories to bring. Program changes location from

Four Bradford Y Swimmers Qualify For Junior Olympics

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Pictured above are Bradford Y swim team members who will compete in the Middle Atlantic Junior Olympic meet. From left to right in the front are: Aliya Webster, Paige Hetrick and Morgan Whitlow. Missing from photo is Kiara Sherk. In the back row is Coach Caren Barnes. Four Bradford Y swim team members have qualified for the Middle Atlantic Long Course Junior Olympic Championship meet to be held July 26-29 at the Pennsylvania State University. The qualifying swimmers are: Paige Hetrick, Morgan Whitlow, Kiara Sherk and Aliya Webster. Hetrick, 10, will swim in the 10-andunder age group in 10 events over the fourday meet. Her events are the 400 free, 200 free, 100 free, 50 free, 100 back, 50back, 100 breaststroke, 100 fly, 50 fly and 200 IM. Whitlow, 12, will compete in the 11-12 age division in seven events, the 400 free, 200 free, 100 free, 50 free, 100 back, 50 back and 50 breaststroke. Sherk, 10, will swim in four events, the 100 free, 50 free, 100 fly and 50 fly; and Webster, 10,will compete in three events, the 50 free, 50 breaststroke and 100 breaststroke. Both Sherk and Webster will be in the 10-and-under division. The swimmers met qualifying times by competing this summer at USS Swimming sanctioned meets with competitors from throughout Pennsylvanis, New York, New Jersey and Delaware.

month to month. July 28: End of Kids’ Summer Reading Program Bradford Area Public Library, W. Washington Street, Bradford, PA. Be sure to turn in your reading logs! For more information, contact the Bradford Area Public Library at 814-362-6527 Farmer’s Market 8am-12noon Old City Hall Parking Lot, Boylston Street, Bradford, PA. Locally grown produce, preserves, baked goods, canned goods, herbs, honey, and more. New vendors welcome! For more information, contact Gerri Shillinger at 814331-0300. Introduction to GPS and Geocaching 10am-1pm Kinzua Bridge State Park, four miles north of US Route 6 in Mt. Jewett on SR3011. For children ages 7 through 12 when registered with an adult. $20 per participant. For more information or to register, contact the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Division of Continuing Education at 814-362-5078 or contined@ pitt.edu Bradford Rotary Club 4 Person Golf Scramble 1pm shotgun start Pennhills Club, Bradford, PA. $75 per golfer includes 18 holes of golf, greens fees and cart, and cookout. Skills contests, optional gross skins game, 50/50 and raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit Bradford Community Health Center, Inc. and CARE for Children. Registration: Contact the Pennhills Pro Shop at 814368-3464 or call 814-465-3144 July 30 - Aug 3: Adventures on Promise Island:Vacation Bible School 9:30am-12:25pm Church of the Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Place, Bradford. For children pre-K through sixth grade. Free lunch is included. Pre-registration is helpful but not required. For more information, contact Church of the Ascension at 814-368-8915. Super Sports 9am-12noon Bradford Family YMCA, 59 Boylston St, Bradford, PA. Ages: 5-13. Have fun while receiving a great sports experience. Emphasizing sportsmanship, fair play, and positive attitudes. Basketball, dance, capture the flag, volleyball, and more. $60 members, $110 non-members. For more information or to register, contact the Bradford Family YMCA at 814-368-6101. July 31: Writing Center 3-5pm Bradford Area Public Library, W. Washington Street, Bradford, PA. To assist students and adults who need guidance with homework or work-related writing. For more information, e-mail marietroskosky@hotmail.com.

Bradford TOPS #16 -article submitted The Take Off Pounds Sensibly #16 (TOPS) Club met Tursday afternoon, July19th at the First Presbyterian Church. There were 29 weigh-ins and a loss of 24 1/2 pounds. Loser of the week was Carol Zeigler, and loser in waiting was Gail Kio and officer of the week was Marilyn Gross. Jean Miller’s fashion tip was “Wear oversize, loose bracelts to make hands and arms appear thinner.” Bev Hannon’s thought for the day, “Your life and mine shall be valued not by what we take-but what we give.” The benefits of oranges full of vitamin C and potassium along with peaches full of vitamins A&C, niacin and many minerals was discussed. Liz Tanner had a program on “Exercise” with suggestions to make your plan successful. Keep hydrated, pick a cardio routine you enjoy, keep good form while exercising, avoid distractions during exercise, add weight training to help weight loss, and track calories burned with a heart rate monitor. Stick to an exercise program to help you reach your weight loss goals. Include aroebic, cardio, and resistance training. The deadline for the Fall Rally is Sept. 27th. If anyone is going they need to make a reservation. Members then read their “Dear John Letters.” Each person discussed their problem areas and pledged to try to eliminate them. The meeting was then closed with the Tops prayer.

BIRTHS Son, July 15, to Ashley Blauser, Westline, PA. Daughter, July 18, to Caitlin Foster and Travis Butters, Bradford, PA. Son, July 19, to Amanda Williams and Justin Crawford, Cyclone, PA. Daughter, July 19, to Jennifer and Davis Redington, Gifford, PA. Son, July 20, to Juliana and Nick Taylor, Smethport, PA.


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Ghosts of Bradford -by Suzey Frontino

“Truth or Scare?” The following story takes place in a cemetery on the outskirts of Bradford PA. These are the accounts of two high school students that took a dare which turned into a scare! The names have been changed and the exact location withheld to provide anonymity. Heard of the old game of “Truth or Dare”? It’s a game I’m sure we are all familiar with. The two boys in this story, Darren and Jake, loved playing the game. They were well known for having the most outrageous dares. One day, their friends had come up with the perfect revenge for all the dares Darren and Jake had inflicted on them. There was a local ghost tale about a mausoleum out in one of Bradford’s cemeteries. Legend had it that if you knocked on the mausoleum after dark, you would hear a ghostly knock echo back. Darren was ecstatic; this was the best dare his friends had come up with yet. Jake on the other hand, had an uneasy feeling about it from the beginning.But, not wanting to be labeled “a chicken,” he decided to go ahead with the dare and the

boys made plans to investigate the claims of the ghostly knock later that night. It was just after dark when the boys arrived at the cemetery. They turned the car off and climbed out. The cool twilight air seemed to have a kind of energy to it and a strange fog hung over the graves like a blanket. Not wanting to go near the mausoleum, Jake offered to stay by the car and keep a lookout for any pranksters that might want to make their trip a bit more scarey. As Darren walked up to the cement building, a chill ran down his spine. After taking a deep breath and a few more steps, he was knocked on the front door. Now he just had to wait. After a few minutes of silence, he knocked again. A few more minutes passed....still nothing. Jake stared intently through the fog at Darren up by the mausoleum, waiting to hear the return knock. Jake wasn’t sure if it was paranormal or just his imagination, but this place made all the hairs on his body stand out. he imagined there was an army of angry spirits standing behind him just waiting to attack. After a while longer with no signs of the infamous knock, the boys decided to head home. Then something happened that would traumatize the teens for years to come. Darren came back down from the mausoleum and jhust as he was about the open the driver’s side door, a strong cold breeze blew by, and the car started on its own! The engine revved up as if there were someone behind the wheel getting ready for a race, but was no one was in the car. The boys stood frozen in horror. Their hearts beating a mile a minute. Darren and Jake realized they had to get out of there. Taking a deep breath to build up

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PA CleanWays Completes Tire Project

Photo Submitted Gary Falk (front), of Port Allegany and Bob Strait (back), of Turtlepoint, who are both PA CleanWays Volunteers, look over the registration list for the tire recycling event. PA CleanWays of McKean County, an affiliate of Keep PA Beautiful, completed their annual tire recycling project this past Saturday, July 21, at the Bradford Recycling Center on High Street. Twelve Volunteers loaded 950 tires that were sent to the Mahantango Tire Recycling Company in Dauphin County where 100% of the tires will be recycled. Area agencies assisting with the project include, Penn State Extension, McKean County Adult Probation, McKean County Conservation District, and the City of Bradford.


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Time With Grandpa

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Bradford Journal Photo Jesta Metcalf 8, who made appearances in our last edition, was happy for another photo, this time, on her scooter, July 23rd along South Center Street. It was just beginning to rain and the other children she was playing with had headed for cover.

Bradford Journal Photo Kelcie Little 6, poses with her Great Grandpa Jim Pascarella in front of the Barcroft pool house, July 23rd. A good day for swimming, Jim tells us he takes her there throughout the summer. Kelcie is the daughter of Brian and Kylee Little.

Bradford Journal Photo At Cavallaro’s Paint & Decorating & JC Penney Catalogue Store, on July 23rd, Anthony Cavallaro takes a break from picture framing to point out a particularly economical Benjamin Moore deck stain. Notice the store cat Margarita, about to exit the scene.


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ON THE HEALTHY SIDE Chocolate And PB: Nutritious?

(NAPSI)—Chocolate and peanut butter are a great match for many taste buds, but they can offer nutritional benefits, too. The key is in which varieties you consume. According to Registered Dietician Tammi Hancock, chocolate is rich in beneficial antioxidants, which are highest in unsweetened cocoa powder and dark chocolate. Peanut butter is a good source of protein and vitamin E. Hancock recommends choosing a natural variety with no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, such as Smart Balance® Rich Roast. A good way to enjoy the pair is in this recipe: Chewy Chocolate PB Sandwich Cookies Dough: ½ cup all-purpose flour ½ cup whole wheat flour ½ cup rolled oats, pulverized to coarse flour in a food processor or blender ½ cup Dutch cocoa powder ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ¾ cup Smart Balance® Original Buttery Spread 1 cup granulated sugar ½ cup packed brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg 1½ oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly Filling: ½ cup Smart Balance® Rich Roast Creamy Peanut Butter 1½ cups powdered sugar 3 Tbsp Smart Balance® Fat Free Milk ½ tsp vanilla In a small bowl, combine flours, oats, cocoa, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, cream Smart Balance® Buttery Spread and sugars with an electric mixer. Beat in vanilla and egg. Blend in melted chocolate. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Using a 1-tablespoon scoop, spoon dough 2 inches apart onto parchmentlined baking sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on parchment paper for at least 5 minutes.

AICR HealthTalk Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN

American Institute for Cancer Research

Q: I’ve heard too much time watching TV is linked with weight gain, but how much is too much? A: General recommendations for adults are the same as for children: no more than two hours of television per day. Most of us spend too much time sitting, which burns few calories and when continued for extended periods of time seems to produce metabolic changes that increase risk of heart disease, diabetes and possibly cancer. Long periods of TV time may have undesirable effects on weight and health by reducing physical activity and for several additional reasons. Over six years of follow-up in one large study of women, each additional two hours spent sitting at work was linked with a 5 percent increase in obesity and a 7 percent increase in diabetes, whereas each additional two hours of TV watching was associated with a 23 percent increase in obesity and a 14 percent increase in risk of diabetes. For many people, more time in front of the TV means more time spent eating, and this is usually “mindless” eating without paying attention to portion or even really enjoying foods’ flavor fully, making it easy to overeat. Finally, if settling down with TV leads you to stay up late and get too little sleep, that too seems to impact weight and health. For a strategy to manage weight, consider your total sedentary time, including commute time, time watching videos and playing video games, and time spent in front of computers and other screens and then find ways to incorporate more movement into your day. Several expert organizations recommend that television time for children under two years of age should be zero. Q: Is giving up regular soda really enough to make me lose weight without going on a diet? A: “Going on a diet” is not associated with long-term weight loss for most people, whereas working on a permanent change in one particular habit, such as reducing or eliminating sugary drinks, could be a great start for weight management. Controlled studies show that when people consume more calories from drinks, they don’t compensate for those calories by eating less of other foods, and total calorie consumption tends to be higher. Changes in drink consumption alone can produce modest weight loss. In some cases, substituting water or diet (zero-calorie) beverages for sugar-sweetened soda is even enough to achieve the 5 percent weight loss linked with significant health improvement. About 25 percent of Americans consume more than 200 calories a day in sugar-sweetened drinks. If you are in this group, you are among those most likely to notice a weight change if you give up sugar-sweetened soda. Of course, this is assuming that you don’t replace these drinks with juice or sugar-laden coffee or tea specialties or “reward” yourself for giving up soda by eating more cookies or other treats. Once your healthier drinking choices are an established habit, if you want to lose more weight, you can then look for other eating habits for which you can substitute lower calorie choices or smaller portions. On the other hand, if sugar-sweetened soda is something that you have only once a week or less, you can still focus on just one change in your eating habits to start losing weight, but you’ll see more results by changing something other than soft drinks For filling, cream together all ingredients in a mixing bowl until smooth. If needed, add a small amount of extra milk to reach the desired consistency. Transfer filling to a zip-top plastic bag or piping bag. When completely cooled, place half the cookies bottom side up. Pipe filling onto the cookies, using about 2 teaspoons of filling per cookie. Top with the remaining cookies, bottom side down, to create a sandwich. Yield: about 24 sandwich cookies (48 cookies made into 24 sandwiches) Per 1-sandwich cookie serving: 196 calories, 3g protein, 28g carbohydrate, 8.5g fat, 2g saturated fat, 4g monounsaturated fat, 2g polyunsaturated fat, 0g trans fat, 238mg omega-3 fatty acids, 1,688mg omega-6 fatty acids, 8mg cholesterol, 133mg sodium, 2g fiber

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Keeping Cells Healthy Grapes of all colors — red, green and black — are natural sources of polyphenols, which appear to help protect the health and function of our cells. Grape polyphenols:  Have antioxidant properties, which can help protect against celldamaging free radicals.  Can influence the communication between cells that support key biological processes.

My Heart Belongs to Grapes

FAMILY FEATURES

rapes have been enjoyed for their taste and beauty for thousands of years. And today’s scientific research keeps on showing that grapes are more than just a pretty fruit — they’re also very, very good for us. In fact, over a decade of research suggests that grapes help maintain a healthy heart and may also help defend against a variety of age-related and other illnesses. Studies are ongoing to uncover the links between grapes and heart health, eye health, brain health, joint health, cell health and preventing certain cancers. Of course, grapes aren’t just healthy, they also taste great: crisp, juicy and sweet. Kids love them. And, they’re convenient, making them truly a Super Snack. Eat them by the bunch, or toss them into recipes like these. To learn more about the health benefits of grapes from California, and to get more delicious ways to enjoy them every day, visit www.grapesfromcalifornia.com or www.facebook.com/GrapesFromCalifornia.

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Numerous studies suggest that consuming grapes and grape products may contribute to heart health in a number of ways. Eating a variety of grapes may help:  Improve blood flow  Lower blood pressure  Reduce oxidative stress  Decrease inflammation  Improve blood lipids

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken and Grape Skewers These quick-to-fix skewers can also serve as appetizers. Makes 4 entrée servings 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, fresh minced 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes, crushed 1 tablespoon oregano, fresh minced 1 tablespoon rosemary, fresh minced 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 pound chicken breast, boneless and skinless 1 3/4 cups California green seedless grapes, picked from stem and rinsed 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh In small bowl combine olive oil, garlic, chili flakes, oregano, rosemary and lemon zest. Whisk together marinade. Cut chicken into 3/4-inch cubes. Alternate chicken and grapes and thread onto 12 skewers. Place skewers into a baking dish or pan large enough to hold them. Pour marinade over skewers, coating each one. Marinate for 4 to 24 hours. Remove skewers from marinade and let excess oil drip off. Season with salt. Grill until chicken is cooked through, about 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Arrange on serving platter and drizzle with additional olive oil and lemon juice.

Breakfast-To-Go Grape Smoothie Jump-start your day with this easy all-inone drink. Makes 2 1/3 cups 1 1/2 cups frozen California grapes 1 banana, sliced 1/2 cup vanilla or honey lowfat Greek yogurt 1/2 cup grape juice 1/4 cup wheat flake cereal Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend for 1 minute. Serve immediately.

Frozen Grape and Banana Skewers with Chocolate Drizzle

Grape and Salmon Power Salad

Seeing Is Believing Research from Fordham University, funded by the California Table Grape Commission, suggests that grapes may reduce the risk of blindness related to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In laboratory studies, grapes offered significantly more retinal protection than the much-touted lutein, and prevented blindness.

Fresh grapes are just one of the “super” foods in this hearty and heart-healthy salad. Makes 6 servings 3/4 cup pearled barley 3 cups firmly packed kale leaves, torn and sliced into ribbons 1 cup halved, red or black seedless California grapes 8 ounces cold, cooked salmon, skin and bones removed 1/2 cup walnuts, lightly toasted, coarsely chopped Dressing 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 clove garlic, mashed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Pinch cayenne pepper 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Cook barley according to package directions, or in plenty of lightly salted boiling water for about 35 to 45 minutes until it is plump and tender, and still slightly chewy. Drain and cool. Tenderize kale by blanching it in boiling water for 2 to 3 seconds or cooking in the microwave for 1 minute. Rinse in cold water to stop cooking, and squeeze dry. Fluff and uncrimp dry kale pieces with your fingers. In a medium bowl, mix together barley, kale, grapes, salmon and walnuts. To prepare dressing: In small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne. Gradually mix in olive oil. Pour onto salad and fold gently to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

These delightful frozen treats are healthy, too. Makes 4 servings 2 firm ripe bananas 2 tablespoons orange juice 1/2 cup red grapes (about 16) 1/2 cup green grapes (about 16) 8 10-inch wooden skewers 1 1/2 ounces dark chocolate (60 to 70 percent cocoa solids), finely chopped Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Cut the banana into 1/2-inch-thick rounds. Place in small bowl and toss gently with the orange juice. Skewer fruit, alternating two grapes for each piece of banana, and place fruit skewers onto lined tray. Place chocolate in small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir well, and microwave another 10 seconds if necessary to melt chocolate. Using a spoon, drizzle melted chocolate onto fruit skewers. Place the tray in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Once frozen, skewers may be transferred to a sealable plastic bag where they will keep in the freezer for up to a week. Allow to soften at room temperature for 5 minutes before eating.


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THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! July 3: Hunter R Mac + Devin Go to High School Not Rated Some Guy Who Kills

People R God Bless America R American Dream Not Rated Battle Force

VIDEO SELECTIONS R Dino Dan: Where the Dinosaurs Are Not Rated Forger PG-13 Jesus Henry Christ PG-13 Flags of my Father Not Rated Heaven Is Waiting Not Rated Wind Blast Not Rated Sleeper Not Rated Suing the Devil Not Rated Surviving Hitler: A Love Story Not Rated Titanoboa: Monster Snake Not Rated July 10: American Reunion

R Flowers of War R Margaret R Being Flynn R All In: The Poker Movie Not Rated Alvin and the Chipmunks: Batmunk Not Rated Black House Not Rated Black Limousine R Butterfly Sword R July 17: Lockout Unrated PG-13 Three Stooges PG Casa de mi Padre R

Friends With Kids R Get The Gringo R Intruders R Salmon Fishing in the Yemen PG-13 Doomsday Prophecy PG-13 Midnight Son Not Rated 4:44 Last Day on Earth Not Rated Scooby-Doo! LaffA-Lympics: Spooky Games Not Rated

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CHRONOLOGICAL LISTINGS Engagements, Marriages, Births & Deaths

ENGAGEMENTS:

WALTER/ WORKMAN Jacksonville, Fla., residents Kaitlin J. Walter, daughter of Tim and Linda Walter of Bradford, and U.S. Navy Lt. Charles D. Workman II, son of Doug and Patti Workman of Bartlett, Tenn., have announced their plan to wed. A Nov. 10 wedding is planned. HALSTEAD/ SNOW Duke Center resident Courtney L. Halstead, daughter of Kevin and Deborah Halstead of Duke Center, and Rixford resident

Christopher L. Snow, son of Rudy and Sharon Snow of Edgewater, Fla., have announced their plan to wed. A Sept. 22 wedding is planned. MARRIAGES: OPERCHAL/ ELDER Shawn Elder and Elaina Operchal of Sewickley were united in marriage June 16 at the Free Christian Evangelical Church in Smethport. The bride is the daughter of Julie Operchal of Conway and Andrew Operchal of Smethport, and the groom is the

son of Jim Elder of Waynesboro, Va., and Kayann Operchal of Smethport.

JULY 20, 2012: Son, to Juliana and Nick Taylor, Smethport, PA.

BIRTHS:

DEATHS:

JULY 15, 2012: Son, to Ashley Blauser, Westline, PA. JULY 18, 2012: Daughter, to Caitlin Foster and Travis Butters, Bradford, PA. Daughter, to Justin and Myra Reardon Blersch, Hinsdale, NY. JULY 19, 2012: Son, to Amanda Williams and Justin Crawford, Cyclone, PA. Daughter, to Jennifer and Davis Redington, Gifford, PA.

JULY 12, 2012: JIMERSON, Loretta Miller – 70, of Bradford, PA. JULY 13, 2012: FREEMAN, Arnold L. – 61, of Coudersport, PA. PETERSON, Axel C. – 69, of Newport, Mich., formerly of Bradford, PA. SCHAEFER, Cheryl L. Wiles – 63, of Sutton, Mass., formerly of Bradford, PA. JULY 14, 2012: YENTZER, Hazel Buchanan – 87, of Coudersport, PA.

JULY 15, 2012: ROVITO, Richard L. Sr. – 83, of Bradford, PA. JULY 17, 2012: RECNY, Catherine M. Seyut – 93, of Bradford, PA. JULY 18, 2012: BECK, Nova M. Eidson – 100, formerly of Pleasanville and Weedville,

PA. JULY 19, 2012: WEIMER, Irene – 89, of Farmers Valley, PA. JULY 20, 2012: SPRINGER, Beatrice ��� 92, of Coudersport, PA. CAMPBELL, James H. – 82, of Coudersport, PA.

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YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE JULY 26 - AUGUST 2, 2012

ARIES - (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) This week, don’t allow yourself to believe someone else’s agenda is more important than your own. TAURUS - (Apr. 20 - May 20) You have an option this week. You can apply a temporary solution to an ongoing problem, or you can solve it permanently. The choice really is yours. GEMINI - (May 21 - June 20) Somewhere in your world, a story is unfolding and an ending appears in sight. Something is not ending though. It is becoming a new story and one you will enjoy very much. CANCER - (June 21 - July 22) This week, it will become increasingly clear that you no longer have to prime yourself for an unwelcome event or discussion. LEO - (July 23, - Aug. 22) Someone in your world believes they’re owed more respect from you than they’re getting. VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) This week, expect to be reassured about how your current outlook needn’t mirror something that happened previously. LIBRA - (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) This week, how you ask for something will be integral to the outcome you desire. You know what the wrong way is. Steer clear of that. SCORPIO - (Oct. 23, - Nov. 21) This week, expect insight into a situation that will change how rigidly you believed it to be a certain way. The reality of a situation is about to present itself. SAGITTARIUS - (Nov. 22 - Dec. 2) If you want resolution where there is currently tension or conflict, be willing to listen instead of the one doing the talking. CAPRICORN - (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) This week, you can expect a glimpse into how much control you do have in an area you feel inferior or powerless within. It won’t take nearly as much energy as you believe to make real and heartwarming progress. AQUARIUS - (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) Now, you find yourself not only being told what to do but expected to undertake a steep learning curve of some kind. PISCES - (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) This week, the sky intends to encourage you to let go very slightly of something you insist on holding tightly. Trust that you are protected.

(NAPSI)—Good news for many people who feared they had a slim chance of enjoying great food while on a diet. A popular restaurant chain, famous for its grilled chicken and fresh Caribbean-inspired menu, is spotlighting a dozen great ways to sizzle up and slim down with 12 Create Your Own meals that are each under 400 calories. You just follow a simple four-step process to create your own TropiChop dish: First, decide whether you want grilled chicken, slow roasted pork or a vegetarian meal. Then order a base from among yellow rice with vegetables, white rice, brown rice, romaine lettuce or a combination of lettuce and rice. Then you can order from a variety of toppings, including beans, tomatoes, corn, peppers and onions. Finally, pile on your choice of salsas or sauces from the fresh salsa bar. The secret to the sizzle is the Create Your Own freedom that Pollo Tropical customers enjoy. Each of the company’s more than 100 restaurants worldwide is known for fresh, never frozen, open-flame grilled chicken, marinated in a proprietary blend of tropical fruit juices and spices, as well as authentic “made from scratch” side dishes. For menu items, nutritional information and facts on franchising, visit: www.pollotropical.com

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JUST PASSING TIME THEME: “SUMMER OLYMPICS” ACROSS: 1. Like smell of burning rubber, e.g. 6. Known for its brown trucks 9. *Given name of Russian Gymnast who competed in 1970s 13. “The Red Badge of Courage” author 14. Cul de ___ 15. Landowner 16. It fits into a mortise 17. Ostrich-like bird 18.“Or else” in music 19. *”_______, Higher, Stronger” 21. *Boxing weight class 23. A great distance 24. Suite cleaner 25. Comes from pine tree 28. Italian currency, pl. 30. Type of deodorant 35. William Simmons was a founder of this infamous group 37. Piece of metal covered by leather and used for hitting 39. Not a soul 40. Hipbones 41. On a cruise

43. Dante’s Beatrice, e.g. 44. A mood disorder 46. *Sprinting and long jumping great 47. Spawned 48. *Most-decorated gold medalist 50. Thick, messy substances 52. Wilbur’s home 53. Connecting point 55. ___-been 57. *Ancient Olympia site 60. *Decathlon event 64. One of Indian languages 65. Pigeon call 67. Fully informed 68. “Dressed to the _____” 69. Pooh’s wise friend 70. *Medal holders 71. Short for engineer 72. Soak a fiber, e.g. 73. Rendezvous

ist and WNBA star, ____ Leslie 11. Sinister 12. Dental group 15. *2012 Olympics site 20. “Fear of Flying” author Jong 22. On ___ 24. Stuffed in a bottle? 25. Pinch to save 26. Muslim God 27. Founding Father Thomas 29. Officer training program 31. Bausch’s partner 32. Glowers or frowns 33. Beginning of illness 34. Always demanding attention 36. Victim of nervous biting 38.Villain’s rival 42. Central Pacific greeting 45. Pause in breathDOWN: ing, pl. 1. Parts of play 49. Socialist, abbr. 2. *a.k.a. rowing 51. Idiot ______ 3. Hindu princess 4. __ and out; on and 54. Interior designer’s concern ___ 56. Waste water pipe 5. Relating to teeth 57. Smiley face 6. Substance abuser 7. * ___ Shriver, gold 58. *It represents a won this many Olym____ product continent medalist tennis star pic medals 64. *Bermuda and 62. Irritates 59. Looker or ogler 8. Aqua-lung 63. No kids or empty Iraq each previously 66. Be in debt 9. Kiln for drying 60. Sudden impact 61. Like a tatting hops (Crossword Solution on page 15) 10. *Gold medal-

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Solar Roofing Your Neighbors Will Love (NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, heating and cooling costs the average homeowner more than $1,000 a year, or nearly half a home’s total energy bill—but you can reduce utility bills. One of the best ways may be to install a solar roof. In the past, bulky, expensive, rack-mounted solar panels were the only option available to homeowners who wanted to reduce their reliance on traditional electricity sources. And if you wanted a cool roofing shingle, going green meant going white. Now there are affordable, aesthetically pleasing photovoltaic solar panels manufactured to seamlessly integrate with asphalt roofing shingles. When combined with solar reflective shingles, homeowners can create a beautiful, energy-efficient system with exceptional curb appeal. Perhaps even better, this combination benefits the environment by reversing the solar radiation absorption that can cause a rise in temperature, or heat island effect, in highly populated areas. One of the new, affordable residential solar panel options available is the CertainTeed Apollo solar roofing system. It is lightweight, durable and easily installed into either an existing roof or a new asphalt shingle roof. Each slim photovoltaic module features polycrystalline silicon solar cells that can offset 30 to 70 percent of a home’s electricity usage. If it exceeds power usage, the excess flows back through the meter into the power grid, creating a credit to your account. Generally, these new integrated solar systems are installed with solar reflective roofing shingles, such as CertainTeed Landmark Solaris with rich colored gran-

ules, which reduce a roof’s surface temperature by as much as 20 percent in hot weather. This means while the solar panels are working overtime to collect the sun’s rays, your family won’t have to adjust the cooling system to stay comfortable indoors. These Energy Star−qualified laminated asphalt shingles come in a variety of popular styles and colors. A roof makes up approximately 40 percent of a home’s exterior. However, investing in a cool roof is now a practical

option, with an integrated system feasibly paying for itself in as little as four years. Also, solar panel installation qualifies for a 30 percent federal tax credit—available through 2016. Many roofing contractors throughout the U.S. are also taking advantage of solar training, and communities and utilities often have money-saving programs, which can be found at: www.dsireusa.org To learn more about solar roofing, visit www.certainteed.com or call (800) 233-8990.

Learning Skills To Match Today’s Workforce Needs (NAPSI)—Did you know that the average American worker holds between seven and 10 jobs in their lifetime? Because of our rebounding economy, the U.S. is seeing a skills gap—a mismatch of open jobs with skilled workers. This growing trend has led to certificate degrees as the fastest-growing form of postsecondary credentials in the nation. They are popular because they are affordable, less time-consuming and often lead to higher earnings. Many online schools offer certificate programs that align with open jobs in the workforce. Approximately 450,000 workers in relevant industries receive training delivered online. Today, online schools provide vast resources to students— hands-on training needed to develop new skill-sets for jobs like small engine mechanics, veterinary technicians and medical transcriptionists.

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Help Protect Yourself Against Pneumococcal Disease...... Talk to Your Health Care Professional About Vaccination (NAPSI)—Do you know there is a vaccine that can help protect you from pneumonia and other serious diseases caused by a common bacteria called pneumococcus (pronounced “noo-mo-ka-kus”)? These bacteria are a common cause of pneumonia, an infection of the lungs, but they can also cause other serious infections that affect thousands of people in the United States each year. In fact, more than 300,000 people are hospitalized each year with pneumococcal pneumonia, the most common pneumococcal disease among adults in the United States. Pneumococcal disease includes a number of illnesses caused by the common bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus). These bacteria are often found in people’s noses and throats and can be spread by coughing and sneezing. People are more vulnerable to the threat of infections as they get older because their immune system is not able to respond as well as when they were younger. In fact, the risk of pneumococcal diseases increases with age. When pneumococcal bacteria invade the bloodstream, it is called bacteremia, and when the bacteria invade the tissues and fluids surrounding the brain and spinal cord, it is called meningitis. These bacteria can sometimes be antibiotic resistant. Pneumococcal disease can occur suddenly. The good news is you can help protect yourself from these potentially severe infections with a vaccine that has played an important role in pneumococcal disease prevention efforts for almost 30 years. PNEUMOVAX® 23 (Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent) is a vaccine that is given as a single shot. It helps protect you from infection by certain germs or bacteria, which are called pneumococcus. PNEUMOVAX 23 is for people 50 years of age and older and those 2 years of age and older who are at increased risk for infection. PNEUMOVAX 23 can help protect from infection by 23 forms of pneumococcal bacteria (called serotypes), including those that are most prevalent and most often cause serious disease (pneumonia, bacteremia and meningitis) in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that in 2008, these 23 serotypes caused 76 percent of serious pneumococcal disease in adults ages 50−64 and 66 percent of serious pneumococcal disease in adults 65 years of age and older. PNEUMOVAX 23 may not protect everyone who gets it. It will not protect against diseases that are caused by bacteria types that are not in the vaccine. You should not get PNEUMOVAX 23 if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, had

an allergic reaction to PNEUMOVAX 23 in the past, or are less than 2 years of age. PNEUMOVAX 23 is a vaccine recommended by the CDC to help prevent pneumococcal disease. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)-part of the CDC-recommends vaccination with PNEUMOVAX 23 for all appropriate adults 65 years of age and older, as well as people two and older who have medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and respiratory diseases like COPD that put them at higher risk for infection. According to the CDC, adults 50 years of age and older commonly have chronic medical conditions that increase their risk for pneumococcal disease. Important Safety Information about PNEUMOVAX® 23 (Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent) You should not get PNEUMOVAX 23 if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, had an allergic reaction to PNEUMOVAX 23 in the past, or are less than 2 years of age. Before getting PNEUMOVAX 23, tell your health care professional if you or your child are allergic to the vaccine, have heart or lung problems, have a fever, have immune problems or are receiving radiation treatment or chemotherapy, are pregnant or breastfeeding. Talk to your health care professional if you plan to get ZOSTAVAX® (Zoster Vaccine Live) at the same time as PNEUMOVAX 23 because it may be better to get these vaccines at least 4 weeks apart. Also talk to your health care professional if you plan to get PNEUMOVAX 23 at the same time as other vaccines.

The most common side effects of PNEUMOVAX 23 are: pain, warmth, soreness, redness, swelling, and hardening at the injection site, headache, weakness, and feeling tired and muscle pain. Tell your health care professional or get help right away if you have any of the following problems, which may be signs of an allergic reaction: difficulty breathing, wheezing, rash, hives. You can get vaccinated against pneumococcal disease at any time. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist today. Prescribing Information and Patient Information for PNEUMOVAX 23 are available at http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/p/pneumovax_23/ pneumovax_pi.pdf and http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/p/pneumovax_23/pneumovax_ppi.pdf. This information is provided by Merck.

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Take Your Movie Collection With You (NAPSI)—No matter where you travel, you can easily take your favorite movies along. Thanks to a new technology called UltraViolet, your tablet, laptop or smartphone is now like a cinema on the go. With just a few simple commands, you can turn it into a mobile theater by plucking a movie from your home collection electronically and viewing it anywhere, anytime. Consider the possibilities: Camping, overseas, at a relative’s home? It doesn’t matter where you are— roughing it in the wild, at a vacation home, in a hotel, visiting family, on a beach or in a foreign country—because your movies are there when you want them. With UltraViolet’s flexibility, you can easily call up your movie collection via streaming wherever you have an Internet connection or by using the download function. Want in-flight entertainment? Watch the movies you own while in the air or waiting for your flight. Even with no Internet or wireless access, easy downloading allows you to watch movies in your library. Boring road trip ahead? As you drive to your favorite destinations, family members can watch their favorite movies. Fun for the kids: Kids love to view their favorite movies over and over. It’s

never been easier to share their favorite movies with playmates at a friend’s house or with their cousins and grandparents when visiting family. College, camp, weekend getaway? Because up to six family members share an account, family members can be scattered in different places at once for their ac-

tivities and still watch their movies. And movies can be shared on up to 12 devices. Nights at the movies: Use UltraViolet to spend an evening watching a movie from your collection on your home theater through your game console or Blu-ray Disc player. Or use one of your portable devices to watch on the back porch or outdoors after a barbecue with friends. Get together to watch each other’s collections. Simple, easy and affordable: You can get started today using UltraViolet free of charge to build an online collection of your favorite movies. There are no signup or subscription fees and registering is like signing up for an e-mail or Facebook account. How do I get started? Buy a Blu-ray Disc or DVD with a UV sticker then follow the instructions. Or buy an UltraViolet digital version of a favorite film online from a participating retailer and follow the instructions. Or get an account when you convert one of your Blu-ray Discs or DVDs into a digital copy through a program launched by Walmart. Also, you can mended academic credentials, employers click the “Sign Up Now” button at and higher education providers must colwww.uvvu.com laborate to improve program access. The nursing experts suggested flexible sched- numbers of geriatric cancer patients as the uling for students who work or are raising U.S. population ages. These and other shifts will require a family, professional development tracks for working nurses, and community col- nurses to get involved in creating solulege partnerships for associate’s-to-bache- tions. “As the front line of patient care, nurses need to share their insights with lor’s program transitions. Technology will continue to drive in- policymakers, educators and employers novations in nursing practice and educa- so that the industry can benefit from their tion, panelists noted, citing electronic clinical expertise and understanding of pahealth records and simulation technology. tients’ social and emotional needs,” says But they also agreed that nursing tech- Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, vice president nology should never replace the personal and managing director of Apollo Research touch and that it must be deployed more Institute and the panel’s moderator. To learn more, visit efficiently. Panelists also predicted greater www.apolloresearchinstitute.org reliance on outpatient services and rising

To Solve The Nursing Shortage, Employers And Educators Must Partner

(NAPSI)—By 2020, an estimated 1 million registered nurse jobs in the U.S. health care system will go unfilled—but that doesn’t have to happen. To care for a growing population of older, sicker patients, nursing schools, health care employers and technology innovators must work together to close this gap. Apollo Research Institute convened a panel of nursing educators, health care executives and other nursing thought leaders to propose solutions to the shortage and other industry challenges. Key findings are published in the Apollo Research Institute report “Critical Conditions: Preparing the 21st-Century Nursing Workforce.” The report addresses ways to improve nurse recruitment, education and career advancement to anticipate tomorrow’s health care needs. Panelists identified the lack of nursing faculty as a major factor in the shortage. Prospective students are being wait listed at nursing schools and existing nurses are unable to continue their education. Health care organizations have assisted by providing practicing nurses as part-time faculty or mentors. The panel also discussed an Institute of Medicine report that recommended higher levels of education for registered nurses. For nurses to achieve the recom-


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Gear Up For School With Education Technology (NAPSI)—One of the best investments parents can make when it comes to equipping their kids for school is to give them tools that encourage success in math and science. Multiple studies predict that careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will be among the fastest-growing, highest-quality jobs available when today’s students enter the workforce. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of careers in STEM is projected to grow 17 percent by 2018, compared to just 9.8 percent for non-STEM jobs. Integrating technology into science and math learning is a great way to engage today’s tech-savvy students and make learning fun and interactive, while improving student achievement in these subjects. Here are helpful tips for parents to consider when choosing math and science gear for their middle school and high school students: • Pick the right tool for the job. Graphing calculators are developed with teachers specifically for math and science learning, and research from SRI International shows that the devices increase student success in math when used effectively. Graphing calculators are also allowed on many high-stakes exams, including the ACT, SAT, AP, IB and many state tests, where tablets, mobile devices and laptops are not. • Don’t forget about durability. Is the product made to withstand being thrown into a locker or into the bottom of a backpack full of heavy textbooks? Buying a durable product is less expensive in the

long run than purchasing a replacement or buying insurance to protect against damage. • Look for technology that students can use both in class and at home. Get to know the school’s policies about which technologies are allowed and supported in classrooms. Students should also be able to easily transfer their work from classroom to home. To help with that, there are TI-Nspire CX graphing handhelds. These include free student software that lets kids learn with the handheld in class and continue their studies with the software on a

desktop or laptop computer at home. The user experience is virtually identical. • Consider the longevity of your purchase. Will the product last for years or quickly become obsolete as newer versions are introduced? The TI-Nspire CX can be used in math and science classes from middle school into college, and includes free software and operating system upgrades. Learn More: You can discover more about this useful technology online at http://education.ti.com or by calling (800) 842-2737.

Five Suggestions To Simplify Your Daily Life (NAPSI)—Life can be a little less complicated if you consider these hints to help simplify daily life: 1. Before you barbecue. Preslice and chop veggies for sides the day before a family barbecue. Similarly, bake treats the night before, cool and seal them in air-tight containers. Cutting back on prep the day of an event means more time to mingle and enjoy the company of family and friends. 2. Simplify s’mores. Portion out s’mores supplies for a camping trip by placing equal amounts of marshmallows, graham squares and chocolate pieces into separate baggies for each camper. When the time comes to roast this favorite treat around the fire, there will be no scrambling for supplies and no one will worry about missing out on the chocolate! 3. Break up cleaning projects. Spread household chores throughout the week. Pick a time to clean every day and pair each room with a specific

day of the week; for instance, always declutter the living room on Tuesdays. Set a timer for 20 to 30 minutes, and tackle that daily chore. 4. Tote a gym bag. Pack a gym bag with workout clothes, a towel and a water bottle and keep it at your desk or in your car. Having these items easily accessible will make it easier to seize any window of opportunity for exercise. 5. Stock the kitchen. Avoid the weekday “what’s for dinner?” crunch by stocking a few staples in the pantry. Keeping dried grains or pastas from the bulk aisle, frozen veggies, favorite proteins and fresh salad greens in the

pantry or fridge helps when busy days call for throwing together a quick meal. Stock up on R.W. Knudsen Family® Just Juice® juices to use in a quick salad dressing or reduction sauce with wholesome fruity flavors. To celebrate the simple things in life, R.W. Knudsen Family created the Share Your Simple promotion. The company’s all-natural beverages have been made with a simple philosophy for more than 50 years without added sugar or artificial ingredients. You can share your tips to simplify life for a chance to win one of three $4,500 Grand Prizes or 14 biweekly prizes at www.facebook.com/rwknudsen. No purchase necessary. Promotion open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 years and older. Promotion subject to complete Official Rules, available at: www.facebook.com/rwknudsen Void where prohibited.


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Finding relief for common foot problems FAMILY FEATURES

ith more than 26 bones, 33 joints and more than one hundred muscles, tendons and ligaments, the human foot is quite a complicated piece of anatomy. A lot of people take their feet for granted — until they start to hurt. Unfortunately, most people will have to deal with painful feet at some time. The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) says that 75 percent of Americans will have some kind of foot problem during their lifetime. Some problems are caused by congenital problems or disabilities, but most come from general wear and tear, as well as abuse. Here are some common foot problems and what you can do to treat them:

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Plantar Fasciitis This is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, the band of thick, connective tissue that runs from the heel bone to the toes, creating the arch of your foot. When the plantar fascia is overstretched or overused, it gets inflamed, causing pain and stiffness in the bottom of the heel, and sometimes aching or a burning sensation in the bottom of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common orthopedic foot complaints, and is seen in both men and women. According to the National Institutes of Health, you’re more likely to get plantar fasciitis if you have foot arch problems, a sudden weight gain, shoes with poor arch support, or if you are involved in long distance running.

Treatments — See your healthcare provider. He or she may start by recommending: 

Medication and/or ice treatments to reduce inflammation



Stretching exercises for the heel and foot



Rest



Night splints



Shoes with good support; shoe inserts or a heel cup

Treatment can last anywhere from several weeks to two years, though most feel better in about nine months. Sometimes, more drastic measures are called for, such as wearing a boot cast for several weeks, steroid shots or foot surgery.

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Bunions A bunion occurs when the joint at the base of the big toe gets enlarged due to the big toe joint being moved out of place. The toe is forced to bend toward the other toes, which causes a painful lump of bone to form on the foot. The joint itself can also become stiff and sore, making it even more difficult to wear shoes or walk. According to the APMA, bunions are a symptom of faulty foot development, and are usually caused by an inherited foot type, as well as the way people walk and the type of shoes worn. Symptoms include redness, swelling or pain near the big toe joint, a firm bump on the outside edge of the foot at the base of the big toe, and restricted or painful motion of the big toe.

Treatments — You can relieve some of the pain by: 

Using a commercial, non-medicated bunion pad



Wearing shoes with a wide, deep toe box



Avoiding high-heeled shoes



Applying ice several times a day to reduce swelling.

You should visit a podiatrist if the pain persists. If left untreated, bunions can get larger and more painful. Your doctor may recommend padding and taping, antiinflammatory drugs or cortisone injections, physical therapy or shoe inserts. Surgery to remove the bony enlargement and/or restore normal alignment may be necessary.

Ingrown Toenails Ingrown nails are the most common nail problem. When one or both of the corners or sides of the nail curves, and grows into the flesh, it can lead to irritation, redness and swelling. Ingrown toenails can be caused by heredity, improperly trimmed nails, shoe pressure and crowding of toes, or repeated trauma to the feet from everyday activities such as running or walking.

Nonsurgical treatment options include:

Treatments — To relieve pain, immerse your foot in a basin of warm salt water or soapy water, then apply an antiseptic and bandage the affected area. However, anyone with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease or other circulatory disorders should avoid any type of self-treatment, according to the APMA. Seek medical care as soon as possible. If there is drainage, odor or excessive redness, you may have an infection. See a podiatrist or health care provider. For chronic problems with ingrown toenails, a podiatrist can remove a portion of the nail with a chemical, laser or other outpatient procedure.

To prevent ingrown toenails: 

Avoid tight shoes and shoes with narrow or pointed toe boxes.



Do not rip or tear the edges of your nails.



Trim toenails by cutting them straight across. Do not dig into the corners, and only gently round off corners with a nail file.

Hammertoes A hammertoe is a toe that is curled because there’s a bend in the middle joint of the toe. It can happen with any toe, but is most often the second toe. It’s caused by an imbalance in the soft tissue, often due to shoes that are too tight or shoes with high heels. These types of shoes force the toe against the front of the shoe, bending the toe unnaturally. Symptoms of hammertoe can include redness and inflammation, joint stiffness, corns, calluses and open sores, and pain. If left untreated, symptoms can become worse, making it difficult to walk and wear shoes.

Treatments — Treatment options for hammertoes range from the simple to the surgical.



Wearing wider shoes with lower heels



Doing toe exercises



Using padding, tape or splinting



Taking medication for the pain



Using orthotics

Up until recently, surgical treatment meant partial or full removal of bone and cartilage in the joint, and inserting a pin that protruded from the toe for four to six weeks. This makes it difficult for patients to work, bathe, drive or sleep normally until the pin is removed. However, a new surgical option, called nextradesis, is now available. The procedure uses a micro-implant called Nextra, designed to straighten a toe to a stable, natural position. Developed by two prominent foot and ankle surgeons, Nextra was reviewed and cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2011. With this procedure, patients can return to work and normal activities, bathe more regularly and sleep more peacefully than with traditional pins. The risk of infection and reoccurrence of a hammertoe is also reduced significantly when bone healing occurs. Learn more about the nextradesis surgical procedure at www.myhappytoes.com.


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FAMILY FEATURES

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hen was the last time you ate three meals in a day? What was the last snack you had? If you can answer the snack question faster than you can answer the meals question, it’s not surprising. Today’s on-the-go, 24/7 lifestyle has created a nation of snackers. In fact, about half the nation eats fewer than three meals in a day, according to a survey for Emerald® Breakfast on the go!™ Blends. Instead, people average two meals and three snacks in a 24-hour period. And no matter how healthconscious people are, more than two-thirds (69 percent) of people are snacking on what they want vs. foods with the nutrients they need. The good news is, that if you do it right, snacking can help you satisfy your cravings and give your body what it needs.

Snack Attacks Snacks can help boost your energy in between meals and keep you from eating too much when you do sit down for those meals. But not everyone is snacking wisely. Nearly half (48 percent) of those surveyed said they would be more embarrassed to tell people what they snacked on during the last week than reveal how much they weigh. Banishing enjoyable snacks altogether, however, may just increase your cravings. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says it’s ok to give in to cravings when looking at the total diet or overall pattern of food eaten. The organization says all foods can fit into a healthy eating pattern if consumed in moderation with appropriate portion size and regular physical activity. Making some smart substitutions and indulging in the occasional treat can go a long way toward helping you stick to your healthy eating goals. (See sidebar, “What are you hungry for?” for substitution tips.)

What Are You Hungry For? The next time you find yourself craving some chips or a few cookies, try one of these better choices for your snack: 

Sweet — Instead of cookies or ice cream, try creamy lowfat Greek yogurt sweetened with honey.



Salty — If you want chips and dip, try dipping veggies into a mixture of Greek yogurt and onion soup mix.



Chocolate — Buy some bitesized candy bars, or sugar free chocolates. Limit yourself to one. Also, sip some low fat cocoa made with skim milk.



Creamy — Dip carrots or whole grain pita bites into guacamole.



Starchy — Try a baked sweet potato. It’s full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.



Crunchy — Crunch on Emerald Breakfast on the go! Berry Nut Blend, with nuts, fruit and granola clusters.



Meaty — Enjoy chicken or turkey on whole grain bread.

Become a Fan of Fruit The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says that reaching for fruit can help satisfy a sweet tooth at the same time it gives you nutrients like vitamins A and C, folate, potassium, fiber and phytonutrients. Here are some delicious fruit snack ideas:  Fruit pops: Freeze pureed fruit or juice in ice cube trays or paper cups with wooden sticks. Try mango, papaya, apricots or orange juice.  Fruit mix: Mix dried fruits in a zip-top bag: apple slices, apricots, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, pear slices and raisins.  Frozen chips: Slice bananas, seedless grapes, and/or berries into thin rounds and spread them flat on a baking pan and cover. Freeze and serve frozen as a fun snack.  Frugurt: Slice favorite fruits to top low-fat yogurt.

Mix Things Up Combining the craving food with a wholesome one is a great solution says the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. For example, if you crave sweets, a banana dipped in chocolate sauce or almonds mixed with chocolate chips are good options. As a beneficial bonus, you’ll satisfy a craving and get positive nutrients from those good-for-you foods. If you’re a chocolate lover, try Emerald Breakfast on the go! S’mores Nut Blend. Cocoa roasted almonds, honey roasted peanuts and granola give you some energy, protein and fiber while you also enjoy the sweetness of chocolate, marshmallows and coconut.

Size Matters It’s easy to get carried away with the size of your snacks. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says that 100 to 200 calorie, nutrient-dense snacks can satisfy hunger, keep you on your weight control plan, and make your mouth happy. Here are some great tasting, portion-controlled snacks that will help keep you on track:  1 cup sliced bananas and fresh raspberries  2 cups of carrots  3 1/2 cups air-popped popcorn  5 Melba toast crackers, rye or pumpernickel  2 tablespoons of peanuts  2 domino-sized slices of low-fat Colby or cheddar cheese  1 fat-free chocolate pudding cup  Emerald Breakfast on the go! Oatmeal and Nut Blends You really can enjoy eating healthier — all it takes is a little snack sense. For more information and money-saving coupons, visit www.emeraldbreakfastonthego.com.

Survey Says ... The Emerald Breakfast on the go! survey revealed some interesting insight into Americans’ snacking habits: 

Most snacking happens in the late morning (43 percent) and late afternoon (41 percent).



Only 17 percent said that mom would approve of all their snack choices.



A lot of people are like kids in a candy store when it comes to choosing snacks. 31 percent said they buy whatever snack catches their eye.



Snacks rule — 46 percent couldn’t live without their favorite TV show, but 54 percent couldn’t live without their favorite snack.

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46% of people wouldn’t be able to live without their favorite TV show. 54% couldn’t live without their favorite snack.


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