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VOL. 171 NO. 26 BRADFORD JOURNAL/MINER THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012 www.bradfordjournal.com Bradford Journal/McKean County Miner/Mount Jewett Echo Phone 814-465-3468

Jobe Walker With Grandpa & Great Uncle

Bradford Journal Photo A face painted Jobe Walker 12, poses with his great uncle Bill and his grandpa John, June 30th, during his benefit event. Left to right are Bill Robinson, John Walker, and Jobe Walker. Young and old alike enjoyed the particularly festive occasion in which a good deal of money was raised for young Jobe’s upcoming reconstructive surgery. (See gallery for more photos.)

One Big Happy Family Chills At The Hanley

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Arrange For Prizes

Bradford Journal Photo Left to right are Betty Hendryx, Jodi Magara, and Chris McGraw. They were working the door and arranging for various prizes during the Jobe Walker Benefit, June 30th. They tell us the event had lots of support from the family and the community. (See gallery for more photos.)

INDEX

Bradford Journal Photo These good friends spend some time chilling a Hanley Park, Sunday evening, July 1st. From the left to right are Cody McCalla 18 (back), Sam Austin 19 (front), Sydney Swetland 14, Samie Girdlestone 15, Josh McCalla 18 (back), and Christopher Bundy 22 (front). They tell us they’re just one big happy family.

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

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LOCAL NEWS Electronic Recycling Event A Success

It’s A Matter Of Opinion... Guest Columnist “Paul Harvey and the Devil

-by Bob Perry

Photo submitted PA CleanWays of McKean, an affiliate of Keep PA Beautiful, completed a successful electronic recycling event in Bradford recently. Hundreds of computers and TVs, along with other electronics, were brought to the Bradford Recycling Center from 9 to noon. JVS Environmental from Rockwood, PA, completely filled a truck and will return to collect the excess material. One hundred percent of the material will be completely recycled. Area agencies who assisted with this special collection included Penn State Extension, McKean County Conservation District, McKean County Adult Probation, and the city of Bradford who hosted CleanWays at the recycling center. PA CleanWays’ next project will be a tire recycling event on July 21, 2012, at the same location. Pictured in the photo above are Bob Strait of Turtlepoint, and Jason of JVS Environmental, unloading electronics at the PA CleanWays Recycling Event.

Speed Display Signs Placed Near The Village Of Ormsby (Ormsby) – Motorists traveling along County, near the village of Ormsby will Route 59 in Keating Township, McKean be reminded of one of the most common types of aggressive driving behavior: speeding. PennDOT recently placed a radar-controlled speed display sign in a 55-mileper-hour zone along westbound Route 59 at the request of Keating Township. The speed display sign uses radar to determine the speeds of oncoming traffic. Vehicle speeds are then posted on the lighted section of the sign. The speed display sign will remain on location for up to four weeks.

Paul Harvey first aired his “If I were the Devil” in 1965 and it is so good, that it is worth listening to giving a sense of where we find ourselves in respect to GOD-inspired and Devil-inspired directions. This homily (a discourse with a moral theme) is excellent as it portrays how the devil would drive the world into darkness. This particular version was updated by Paul and is basically ‘observing the present‘. The goal of the devil is to possess all of the world with the prize possession being ‘thee’. In establishing the goal of taking over the United States, Paul lists how the devil is gaining possession of attitudes and all too many ‘thee(s)’. The ‘Prince of Darkness’ starts out subverting the churches by encouraging all to ‘Do as you please’ (and Nike’s slogan ‘Just do it’ is everywhere). He plants seeds like ‘the Bible is a myth’ and ‘GOD was created by man’, not the other way around. Lurid books and sexually explicit movies are used to capture the imagination and create perceptions that overshadow reality. Then there are the favorite tools of narcotics, alcohol and pills to kill the pain of an increasingly depressing life. Wars are excellent - especially between people from the family level to nations, which wastes lives and fuel for strong economies. We all see how the family structure has changed with all to many single parent households as well as households that have two of the same gender, confusing society as well as children. Satan works very hard at mini(Continued on page 5)

THE BRADFORD AREA 5-DAY WEATHER FORECAST

Thursday, July 5: Mostly sunny and hot today with a high of 85°. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy tonight, becoming mostly clear later. Overnight low of 59°.

Friday, July 6: Sunny and hot today with a high of 88°. Friday Night: Mostly clear this evening becoming partly cloudy overnight. Overnight low of 63°.

Saturday, July 7: Mostly sunny and hot today with a high of 88°. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy and warm tonight with an overnight low of 64°.

Sunday, July 8: Warm today and partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. High of 83°. Sunday Night: Cloudy and cooler with an overnight low of 55°.

Monday, July 9: Partly cloudy and cooler today with a high of 78°. Monday Night: Mostly clear and cooler tonight with an overnight low of 57°˘

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5 ¢ENTS WORTH

Cousins At Hanley

View From The Top

by Grant Nichols

The focal points for this week’s photos were the Jobe Walker Benefit held June 30th and a visit to Hanley Park, July 1st. From what we could see, huge participation in the Walker benefit by family, friends and acquaintances insured great success in the event. The twelve year old is scheduled for extensive cranial and facial surgery to repair birth related medical problems. Our evening visit to Hanley Park on Sunday, found many young people, some of whom spend time in the park on a regular basis and some just there during a visit to Bradford. A look through this issue and perusal of the photo gallery associated with it should give our readers a good idea of what we observed…….. We call our reader’s attention to another new local writer to be found in this week’s Bradford Journal, Suzie Frontino, a local housewife with eight children, has agreed to show her work in our paper. Entitled “Ghosts of Bradford” (see page 9), the weekly column will relate local stories of unusual local spooky occurrences that have taken place in the houses and buildings in and around Bradford……..Committee members for a few of the upcoming summer reunions have asked us to remind those who may have an interest. First is the BAHS Class of 1962 reunion scheduled for July 27th and 28th, with deadline for reservations, July 14th. Next comes the BAHS/SBHS class of 1957 reunion to be held August 10th, 11th, & 12th with deadline for reservations August 1st. And finally, and probably most important in the long run, is the relatively newly created BAHS Alumni Association get-together scheduled for Oct 6th at the Bradford Club. Members from all classes are encouraged to join the organization for a measly $7.00 a year and take part in this intergenerational experience. Contact Rhoda at < rrsilver@atlanticbb.net > , Nancy at < nfallen@atlanticbb.net, or Emmy at < emme@atlanticbb.net > for more information. Those who prefer voice communication can call 814-3683955…… We should also mention that the Class of 1957, BAHS/SBHS reunion committees are looking for the following people: Gaylene Suppa Pepe, John Bibb, Bruce Frambes, Carl Johnson, Fred Lawson, Janice Lucas Shaw, Kenneth Lucas, Martha Luke Gustafson, Selma Mansour Estes, Thomas Mott, Robert Peterson, Roger Stewart, Tana Tuttle Hoffman, Emma Jean Zdancevich Birch, and Ruth Ann Wonsettler Remington. Committee member Sandra Stoddard can be contacted at 814-368-3670 and Ann Cavallero can be contacted at 814-368-6013. (There will be no reward.)

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Cousins, (l-r) Kambria Wilmoth 2, Ryleigh Smith 5, and Brianna Bennett 7 pose for us at one of the swings. They were having a great time at Hanley Park, July 1st. (More photos arte in gallery.)

Brianna Bennett 7, enjoys the view from the top of the tire pile at Hanley Park, July 1st. While we had previously captured her with her cousins at the swings, we think she likes this activity better.

Organize Great Event

Zack Without Board

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Two of the prime organizers pause a moment for a picture during the Jobe Walker benefit, June 30th. On the left is Peggy Barber, and on the right is Ann Moore. They tell us they worked hard to make it the type of “Wonderful Benefit” that people would enjoy. (See gallery for more photos.)

Zack Dahlke 19, hardly ever seen without his skateboard at the park, stops for a minute at the Hanley, July 1st. He tells us that he’s been working in Kane and is now looking for a job closer to Bradford. He also mentioned that he is planning to go back to school in September to work for a diploma.


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OBITUARIES Iva M. Truby, Iva M. Truby 100, a resident of 166 Gates Hollow for more than 60 years in Bradford, passed away Friday (June 22, 2012) at her daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residence. Born April 24, 1912, in Brookville, she was a daughter of the late Harry H. and Minnie Viola Jewell Moore. On June 9, 1936, in Salamanca, N.Y., she married John Truby, who died on

April 15, 2009. She taught school in a oneroom school house in Pawnee until 1936. Mrs. Truby worked as a substitute teacher in the Bradford Area School System until 1956, when she went to work at Corning Glass, retiring in 1977 as an inspector. Surviving are two daughters, Esther T. Painter of Bradford and Catherine T. Smith of

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Perrysburg, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Connie Truby of Bradford, three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mount Tabor Cemetery in Sigel.

Bettie Bottone Bettie L. Bottone, 88, of Bradford, a loving mother, grandmother, and sister, died unexpectedly at her home on Sunday (June 24, 2012). She was born in Farmers Valley on March 30, 1924, to Leslie and Lois Gould Scowden. In 1945, she married Joseph A Bottone, a local painting contractor, who preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1979. Bettie worked as a secretary for Lovitz & Reichenbach, and Dresser Manufacturing

and later as an office manager at the Bradford office of the American Federation of Labor as well as being one of Zippoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very first employees. In later years she worked at Ott & McHenry Pharmacy as well as teaching art at Bradford Central Christian High School for almost 10 years. In 1956, she opened Jo-Bet Ceramics and ran her business successfully until 2001. Surviving are her twin sons, Fran (Janet) Bottone of Bradford and Joseph (Lauren) Bottone of Limestone, N.Y.; two grandchildren; one brother, Evan (Nola) Scowden of Round Rock, Texas; and several nieces and nephews, all of which she treated as her own. Burial was in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Not To Be Left Out

Bradford Journal Photo Kylie Smith 4 saw her sister and cousins being photographed and she wanted a picture too. So we obliged her- all in an evening at Hanley Park, July 1st. She tells us she visits the park every day. (More photos arte in gallery.)

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BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCES Improving Financial Literacy, Here And Abroad -by Jason Alderman Would you be surprised to learn that parents in many poorer countries often spend considerably more time talking with their children about money management than in wealthier countries like the United States? I was. That’s just one interesting nugget revealed at the sixth annual Financial Literacy and Education Summit recently hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Visa Inc. Renowned U.S. and international financial experts tackled the theme, “International Solutions to Improving Financial Literacy,” sharing successes and challenges faced in their own countries, as well as presenting new research that explores ways that financial knowledge and behavior can be improved. Janet Bodner, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, shared findings from the 2012 Global Financial Barometer, a new study cosponsored by Kiplinger’s and Visa. Some global 25,500 participants were asked about their personal financial habits and opinions. Assessing that data, the Barometer ranked the financial literacy levels of people in 28 countries. Among

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the more interesting findings: • Brazil topped the list as having the most financially literate people, followed by Mexico, Australia, the U.S. and Canada. • 68% of survey respondents had fewer than three months’ worth of emergency reserves to fund basic needs during an unexpected financial event like job loss. • 25% of high-income respondents had less than three months of living expenses in savings. In the U.S., for example, the average person had only 2.9 months of expenses saved. • Mexico and Brazil topped the list of places that parents talk to their kids ages 5 to 17 about money most often, with Mexicans talking to their kids at least 41.7 days a year and Brazilians 38.1. American families were in the middle of the pack at about 25.8 days out of the year. • When asked at what age governments should require schools to teach financial literacy, U.S. respondents ranked near the bottom at 11.9 years. By comparison, more than half of Brazilians surveyed believe such education should begin before age 9. • In over half the countries, a majority believe that teens and young adults do not understand financial basics, such as budgeting, savings, debt and spending responsibly. Bodner noted that these results add to our

body of knowledge about financial literacy. “You first have to identify what the problems are in your particular country, city or school, and then determine what is effective in handling those situations,” she said. A more detailed summary of the Barometer’s key findings can be found at www.practicalmoneyskills.com/barometer. William Walstad, an Economics professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, presented another interesting study which showed that people who scored poorly on a financial literacy test but were confident in their money-management abilities exhibited similar abilities to manage credit cards as did those with stronger test skills; while those who had high test scores but lacked confidence displayed much more negative credit behavior. Walstad said these findings suggest that building confidence has a strong role to play in financial education. Bottom line: The panelists agreed that all of the countries represented share many of the same challenges for boosting financial literacy including gaining wide access for programs to be tested, evaluating their results, and the fact that each has very diverse populations with different needs at different periods in their lives. To watch a free webcast of the Summit, visit www.practicalmoneyskills.com

Brandon On Big Slide

Riding The Big Slide

Bradford Journal Photo Brandon Wheeler 7, enjoys a nice ride down the big slide at Hanley Park, July 1st. He is the son of Robert Wheeler who was waiting for Brandon at one of the picnic table areas. It was early Sunday evening, a good time to visit the park. (More photos arte in gallery.)

Bradford Journal Photo On the large sliding board at Hanley Park, July 1st, Tom Byerly releases his two children, Lucy 2, on the left, and Colton 3, on the right, for a ride down. Tom and his wife Leslie and their children from Downingtown, PA are in Bradford visiting Leslie’s mom, Jill Tornatela. (More photos arte in gallery.)

“Paul Harvey and the Devil

-by Bob Perry (Continued from page 2) mizing and occasionally eliminating discipline - something each individual needs to be redeemed! He has prisons overflowing. He has steadily been removing GOD from the courts, classrooms and Congress. Lately he has some of his workers working overtime trying to kill the incentive of the ambitious by taking from those who have and giving it to those who want it. It goes on and on. The mere existence of the Devil can be debated, but he does exist in the minds of those who are working to create chaos, destruction and allegiance in the effort to ‘control’. Just look at what our federal government is trying to do - control every possible aspect of our lives. In any case, I urge all to listen to Paul Harvey’s homily at: < h t t p : / / w w w. y o u t u b e . c o m / e m b e d / H3Az0okaHig?rel=0> It’s short... less than 3 minutes.


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AREA SOCIAL NEWS Bradford Area Calendar of Events: JULY 2012 JULY 7:: 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 814-331-0300. JULY 10: “Heavenly Brush Strokes” Ladies’ Breakfast 9:15am Masonic Center, 625 South Avenue, Bradford, PA. Speaker: Sam (Shirley) Tait of Karnes, PA. Special Feature: Ron Orris, Executive Director, Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $8. Free child care by reservation. Sponsored by Bradford Area Christian Women’s Connection. For reservations, contact Bonnie at 814-3622466 or Loisanne at 814-368-3669. JULY 11: Bereavement Support Group 10:30am Bradford Senior Center, 60 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA. Adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one are invited to this free support group. Hosted by Community Nurses, Inc., for more information contact Community Nurses at 814362-8183 Lunch in the Square 11:30am–1pm Veterans Square, Downtown Bradford. Enjoy menus from various Bradford restaurants, live musical entertainment and fun. Open to the public. For more information call or email Colette Roessler, Main Street Manager, at 814-5983865 or croessler@bradfordpa.org Brown Bag Series – “Low Cost/Effective Marketing Ideas for Business” 12noon, Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce Office, 121 Main Street, Bradford, PA Lunch is included, space limited, reservations required. Contact the Chamber at 814368-7115 to make your reservation. The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business 12noon-3:30pm McKean County CareerLink, 40 Davis Street, Bradford, PA. Free seminar sponsored by Clarion University SBDC and College of Business Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S. Small Business Administration, and Association of Small Business Development Centers. Registration required. Register on-line at web.clarion.edu/sbdc/training or call SBDC at 814-393-2060 or 877-292-1843 Understanding Stroke and Its Prevention 1-4pm Room 200, Seneca Building, 2 Main Street, Bradford, PA. Cost: $32 includes light snack. 2.5 continuing education credits for nursing, social work, and certified health education specialists. Presented in partnership with the Center for Rural Health Practice and the Pennsylvania Public Health Training Center. 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

Student News: Richard Weinberg, of 41 Jackson Ave., Bradford, PA, received a Master of Science in Education degree in the program of Educational Leadership - SCDB (School District and Building Leader) during commenncement exercises held at the Niagara University campus on May 13, 2012 in Niagara Falls, NY. Need Fresh Cage-free Organic Eggs?

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56th Tanner Reunion Held submitted by Tayna Tanner The 56th Reunion for the John and Neva Tanner Family was held at Hamlin lake in Smethport recently with 143 in attendance. The oldest family member present was Chester Tanner Sr. (90 yrs old), who was also handed a memory lane scrap book. The youngest family member present was Brooklyn Tanner daughter of Perry and Nicole Tanner Jr. Raffles were won by Norman Tanner Sr. (cow solar light made by John Tanner ), Deb Tanner (scrap book ), Cindy Austin, ( mary moos solar light made by (John Tanner) and several door prizes and gifts were also handed out .The 50/50 drawing was won by Randy Tanner . Three hams, 40 pounds of hot dogs, 4 watermelons, and lots of favorite dishes made by family were among the foods provided by different family members.

4-H Club News

On July 1st the McKean County LiveStock Club met at the residence of Ron and Kim Tanner in Smethport, PA. The American Pledge was done by Stephanie McFall, and the 4-H Pledge by Ryan Davis. The meeting was called to order by Ryan Davis. The roll call and secretary’s report was done by Stephanie McFall. Snacks were provided by Ryan Davis. The livestock club will be putting together a cookbook of their favorite recipes and exchanging them with the club members. There were three guests at the meeting, they are as follows: Kelly Davis, and Alissa and Isabelle Tanner. The members discussed their ideas for the fair table. Rich Tanner gave a demonstration on how to prepare a swine for showing and fitting for the upcoming fair. The members are donating the pig at the livestock auction for the endowment fund. The next meeting will be July 15th at 2pm at the residence of Ron and Kim Tanner. On August 4th from 11am-6pm the McKean Teen Leadership Club, McKean Livestock Club, & the McKean Adventure’s Clubs are joining together to host an all- day, that’s right, ALL-DAY scrapbooking extravaganza at the 4-H Center located on the McKean County Fair Grounds. But you’re welcome to come and join in and leave as you wish! No door charge, so even if you want to come in and look around, you’ve got nothing to lose. Creative Memories scrapbooking supplies will be available for sale throughout the day and any and all proceeds from the sale will go to benefit The McKean Teen Leadership Club, McKean Livestock Club, & the McKean Adventure’s Club. What a great way to help the kids and support all their hard work with 4-H. These 4-H groups will earn free products that they can use to make their 4-H Scrapbook entries for this year’s McKean County Fair. There will also be sandwiches, drinks, etc. available for donation. ALL 4-H CLUBS - Invite your parents to scrap while YOU work on the displays for fair everyone can come and have a good time while getting work done! Hope to see everybody there.

BIRTHS Daughter, June 25, to Rachel and Glenn Newswanger, Bradford, PA. Son, June 26, to Angela Steel, Bradford, PA. Son, June 28, to Donald and Katie Romanelli Potts, Bradford, PA. Son, June 28, to Tara and Robert Cathers, Bradford, PA. Son, June 29, to Karin and Adam Dowd, Limestone, NY.


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Simple steps for grilling brilliantly

Grecian Top Loin Steaks and Mushroom Kabobs

FAMILY FEATURES

Total Recipe Time: 30 minutes Makes 4 servings Lemon Pepper Rub: 3 large cloves garlic, minced 2 1/2 teaspoons lemon pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano Steak and Kabobs: 1 pound medium mushrooms 1 medium red onion, cut into wedges 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 lemon wedges 2 boneless beef top loin steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 1 1/4 pounds) 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional) Combine rub ingredients. Combine mushrooms, onion, oil and 2 teaspoons rub in medium bowl; toss. Alternately thread mushrooms and onion onto six 12-inch metal skewers. Finish with a lemon wedge. Press remaining rub onto beef steaks. Place steaks and kabobs on grid over medium, ashcovered coals. Grill steaks, covered, 11 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 11 to 15 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Grill kabobs 6 to 8 minutes or until mushrooms are tender, turning occasionally. Remove vegetables from skewers; toss with cheese, if desired. Carve steaks. Season beef and vegetables with salt.

hether cooking on a gas or charcoal grill, at home, at a park or at a tailgate, grilling provides an unmistakable aroma, a sizzling sound and maximum flavor. And research shows that when it comes to grilling, nearly three out of four Americans choose beef as the meat they grill the most often; but nearly 30 percent are still looking for more information on how to harness the power of the grill. For guaranteed, delicious results when grilling beef, try following these three easy steps:

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1.Choose Your Cut Some of the best cuts for grilling include naturally tender ribeye, top loin (aka strip) and ground beef. Flank steak is also an excellent choice after a dip in a tenderizing marinade. TIP: Rubs and marinades are easy ways to add flavor and tenderize.

2.Prepare Your Beef Prepare grill (gas or charcoal) according to manufacturer’s directions for medium heat. Remove beef from refrigerator and season with herbs and spices, as desired. TIP: Wait to salt until after cooking so you don’t draw out the natural, flavorful juices from the meat.

3.Grill Place beef on grates and grill, covered, turning occasionally. Test doneness with meat thermometer: Cook burgers to 160°F and steaks to 145°F for medium rare or 160°F for medium. TIP: Turn steaks with long handled tongs instead of a fork. Do not press down on steaks or burgers as flavorful juices will be lost. TIP: For detailed grilling time by cut, visit www.BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com and type in “grilling.”

Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff

Press remaining rub onto beef steaks.

Place steaks and kabobs on grid over medium, ash-covered coals.

Firecracker Burgers with Cooling Lime Sauce Total Recipe Time: 35 minutes Makes 6 servings 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 6 sesame seed sandwich rolls, split, toasted 1 cup watercress or mixed spring greens Seasoning: 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 tablespoon Caribbean jerk seasoning 1 teaspoon salt Sauce: 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise 1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 2 teaspoons grated lime peel 1/4 teaspoon salt Combine ground beef and seasoning ingredients in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into six 1/2-inch-thick patties. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients in small bowl; set aside. Spread sauce on cut sides of rolls. Place one burger on bottom half of each roll; top evenly with watercress. Close sandwiches. Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff

More ways to master your “grilliance” 

Temperature is critical when grilling. Don’t grill over high heat — this may cause charring on the outside before the inside has reached desired doneness, which is why it’s best to grill over medium heat. If using a charcoal grill, make sure the coals are white, ash-covered.



Trim visible fat before grilling to prevent flare-ups.



Less tender cuts, like flank steak, benefit from a tenderizing marinade. Think acidic ingredients like lime juice or vinaigrette.



Keep raw meat separate from other foods. Use clean plates and utensils for cooked food.

For more delicious recipes, grilling tips and simple rub or marinade ideas, visit www.BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com.


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Ghosts of Bradford -by Suzey Frontino

“Rattle.....Rattle” The following story takes place in an old house on the Seaward Avenue end of Jackson Avenue, in Bradford PA. These are the accounts of two house mates living in the home. The names have been changed and the exact location withheld to provide anonymity. The sun had just set and the house grew dark, as it always did at this time every night. But, this night was different. The darkness seamed thicker and blacker. In some way darker. It was like it was alive, and at any moment it was going to leap out and swallow you whole. Lily and Lisa were watching some television to pass the time before heading out for the night. The house lay quiet beyond the sound of the television. No one else was home so it didn’t make sense to either girl why they kept hearing noises. At first it sounded like banging in the kitchen, then footsteps in the dining room.

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“Oh it’s just the house settling” said Lily, trying to brush it off, but Lisa could not help noticing the difference in the air. It felt heavy and cold even though the temperature had been well into the 80’s that day. The girls continued to watch TV and ignore the noises. About fifteen minutes later they heard a noise they could not ignore. A rattling sound, what could it be? Lisa turned off the TV and both girls just stood motionless in the living room waiting to hear it again. Rattle! Rattle! There it was, and this time it was louder. The girls felt the hair on the back of their necks stand up. Scared and unsure what they might find, the girls slowly walked in the direction of the sound. Just as they got next to the dining room they heard it again. Turning quickly towards the sound, they saw it. The basement door handle was rattling. Someone was behind it turning it in both directions at a rapid pace. They waited, then not sure what was causing the knob to turn but wanting to turn and run the other way. No matter how hard they tried, there feet just wouldn’t move. Frozen in fear they just stared at the door. Suddenly, without warning, the basement door flew open. A cold blast of air came roaring out at them. No frozen feet this time! The girls bolted from the house leaving this ghostly domain behind. They refused to return till the next morning. Lily and Lisa never heard the noise again or experienced the cold blasts of air. However, a few months later they moved

Keep Your Lawn Mower Running Right (NAPSI)—Lawn care is a lot easier when you have a mower that starts quickly and gets the job done week after week. The key to making that happen can be as simple as doing a few easy and inexpensive mower maintenance tasks once a year. “It’s like preventive medicine for your equipment,” says Synoilva Shaw, a Briggs & Stratton marketing coordinator and lawn mower expert. “For a few dollars and few minutes once a year, you can make your lawn mower last longer and run better.” For the typical push mower, an annual lawn mower tune-up includes changing the oil, spark plug and oil filter and adding a fuel preservative. It takes about 30 minutes and provides great benefits, including: • A lawn mower that starts easily and runs smoothly at full power; • Extended mower life, potentially avoiding major repairs; • Reduced engine emissions because the engine will run cleaner; • A small savings in the amount of gasoline used. “Even homeowners who have never done a mower tune-up can do it right the first time,” adds Shaw. In fact, Todd Teske, the CEO of Briggs & Stratton Corporation,

from the house. Do you have a haunting tale to tell? If so please email the details to: ghostsofbradford@yahoo.com. It may just be my next story! About the Author: My name is Suzey Frontino. I am the wife of Brian Frontino and the mother of eight beautiful children. My day to day life can be related to a three ring circus. There is always someone fighting, someone crying, and someone getting into trouble. Most of all, there is always someone to laugh with and to cuddle. My children are my whole life. Though I have found that the older they get the more independent they are and the less time they spend with me. I find myself having moments of boredom and wandering the around the house aimlessly, as the children grow and need me less. Looking for something to do, I paint, bake and I write. I have always been interested in the paranormal. What kid doesn’t spend his or her sleepovers telling terrifying ghost stories? I have had my share of unexplained events, and have heard countless stories of others experiences. My interest in this subject escalated around the time my youngest child was born. I had severe complications during labor and my daughter and I almost died. A few months later, I was in a bad motor vehicle accident that caused life-threatening injuries. These experiences have left me wondering; “what comes after death”? I started looking for the answer, and as a result of my search, have came up with hundreds of local ghost stories. What better to do with them than share them? My hope is that all my readers get as much excitement out of them as I did. And that no matter what hurdles they come across, they never stop searching for the answers they desire.

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demonstrates how easily it is done by tuning up his own lawn mower on a how-to video on the Briggs & Stratton YouTube channel. The company offers all-in-one tuneup kits that include everything needed to do a tune-up: the right amount of oil, an air filter, a fuel filter for riding mowers, a spark plug and fuel preservative. The kits are available at Briggs & Stratton dealers, home improvement stores or online at www.briggsandstratton.com. The firm also helps homeowners dispose of their used mower engine oil easily and at no cost at participating Briggs & Stratton dealers. The used oil can be dropped off in any closed container. To find a dealer, visit recyclemoweroil.com. As the largest maker of gas engines for outdoor power equipment, the company encourages homeowners to maintain the estimated 65 million lawn mowers in the Bradford Journal Photo United States as both a cost-saving measDuring the Jobe Walker Benefit, June 30th, ure and an environmentally responsible Justin Luke 14 poses with his grandmothaction. er Judy Luke. Judy is Jobe’s great aunt. Justin was having a great time at the event when we arrived late in the day. They tell us they had been there during the entire four-hour event. (See gallery for more photos.)


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Potential Pilot At Park Face Painting At Benefit Young Couple Attends

Bradford Journal Photo Bradford Journal Photo Jaydon Wilmoth 4 reaches new heights as he enjoys the swing at Hanley Park, Sunday, July 1st. Judging by his exuberance, the higher he goes, the more fun he seems to be having.

Scott Srock face paints Tyler O’Neil 8 during the Jobe Walker Benefit event, June 30th. And while this was going on, Rylynne Elliot 6, already painted, was happy to give us a smile. (See gallery for more photos.)

Bradford Journal Photo Young couple Gary Whelan, and Ashley Hampton was in attendance for the Jobe Walker Benefit, June 30th. Gary is Jobe’s Uncle. They tell us “God Bless Jobe.” (See gallery for more photos.)


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ON THE HEALTHY SIDE Teething Tips

AICR HealthTalk Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN

American Institute for Cancer Research

(NAPSI)—For many babies, teething can be a painful experience. Finding safe and effective ways to ease a baby’s discomfort can challenge new parents, but there are many natural solutions that can help. Teething usually begins when a baby’s primary teeth come through the gums, somewhere between the ages of 3 and 12 months old. By age 3, most children have all 20 of their first teeth. Lauren Feder, M.D., is a nationally recognized physician and author who specializes in primary care medicine, pediatrics and homeopathy. She says, “All babies experience teething differently. Some experience a lot of discomfort while others may show no symptoms. And while a baby might experience one episode of teething with pain, a subsequent tooth may cause little to no pain.” The telltale signs of teething include irritability, drooling, chin rash, biting and gnawing, diarrhea, low-grade fever, and wakefulness at night about three to five days before a tooth breaks through the gum. Because a baby cannot communicate his or her needs, parents may want to try a variety of solutions to relieve the discomfort of these symptoms, starting with the most gentle and natural. “Cold washcloths, teething rings and massage can help soothe swollen, irritated gums,” notes Dr. Feder. “Hard frozen foods and vegetables can present a choking hazard, however, so it’s best to provide safe objects to chew on.” While many parents have used overthe-counter numbing benzocaine-based gels and liquids to ease teething pain, the FDA has advised that they can lead to a rare but serious condition called methemoglobinemia. Symptoms of methemoglobinemia may be difficult for parents to interpret because they can be attributed to other illnesses. Concerned parents should ask their doctor before using benzocaine teething gels on a child, particularly under the age of 2. A consumer update from the FDA on this topic can be found at www.fda.gov.

Q: Is bottled ready-to-drink tea as high in antioxidants as the tea I brew at home? A: No, bottled tea is much lower in the polyphenol compounds that give black and green tea their antioxidant power. Commercial teas do seem to vary somewhat, but even those reportedly highest in polyphenols, and the compound called EGCG in particular, don’t contain anywhere near the amounts documented in standard brewed tea. The unsweetened versions are still excellent zero-calorie alternatives to sugar-laden soft drinks when you are not able to brew your own. However, brewing tea at home is both less expensive and higher in antioxidant polyphenols.Although population studies show inconsistent evidence for tea reducing cancer risk, laboratory research suggests polyphenol compounds may act through pathways other than as antioxidants to reduce development of cancer, though more research is needed. Brew up a pitcher and refrigerate to have a cool zero-calorie drink handy on hot summer days. Here’s how: for concentrate, bring one quart of cold water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and add 8-10 teabags for each quart of brewed iced tea. Steep 3-5 minutes. To serve, add to cold water and/or ice cubes. If it seems too hot even to boil water, you can brew tea overnight in the refrigerator by steeping a few tea bags in a pitcher of cold water. Q: Does exercising in water provide special benefits? A: Exercising in water, known as aquatic exercise, offers something for everyone. Its supportive properties especially benefit people with arthritis, pregnancy or sports injuries. The buoyancy of water decreases painful spinal compression (a condition that may be caused by injury or other disorder) because it can reduce how much weight our body puts on the spine by 50 percent in waist-deep water and 75 percent in chest-deep water. For people with osteoporosis, water provides a place to exercise and improve balance with less fear of injury from falls. Experts disagree about whether aquatic exercise provides enough weight bearing to strengthen bones, but it does at least help maintain bone mass. Water’s resistance means running in deep water will give even more of an aerobic workout without adding impact on your joints. You can increase the muscle- and heart-training effects even further by adding more resistance with fitness equipment such as webbed gloves, foam dumbbells and noodles. Water’s pressure on the body reduces leg swelling, decreases heart rate and improves circulation. People with lung disease need to be cautious, however, since the increased aerobic workout in deep water may make breathing more difficult for them. Warmer water is best for arthritis, fibromyalgia or Parkinson’s disease. Cooler water minimizes multiple sclerosis symptoms and overheating in vigorous exercise, but may cause muscle cramps. Popular aquatic classes include circuit training, dance exercise and yoga for relaxation and flexibility. Check for classes at your local YMCA or through the Arthritis Foundation which offers aquatic programs. “Natural medicines such as homeopathic teething tablets and gels can provide effective relief from mouth and gum pain,” says Dr. Feder. “They are formulated to temporarily relieve the symptoms of simple restlessness and wakeful irritability and to help reduce redness and inflammation of gums,” she adds. Hyland’s all-natural Baby Teething Tablets melt instantly upon contact and have been trusted by parents for over 85 years to ease teething discomfort without numbing a baby’s gums. (These statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.) For more natural medicine suggestions and valuable offers, visit www.hylandsbaby.com. Hyland’s products are available nationally in natural food stores, groceries, supercenters and pharmacies such as Walgreens.

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JUST PASSING TIME THEME:

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ACROSS: 1. *Talking board? 6. King or queen ___ 9. Drink too much 13. *Poker stakes 14. Romanian monetary unit 15. Sweet tooth addiction 16. Novelist Anne and footballer Jerry 17. Landers or Coulter, e.g. 18. Members of the media 19. Beat hard 21. *Type of checkers 23. To ___ a dog on someone 24. Brian Urlacher, e.g. 25. Beauty treatment site 28. Tibetan priest 30. Covered with hairs 35. *Journey from college to retirement 37. Master of his castle 39. Body center 40. Desktop picture 41. _____ attack 43. Drunken reaction 44. Welsh dog

breed, pl. 46.Very bright star 47. Fly like eagle 48. Eternal, in the olden days 50. Time distortion 52. A layer in plywood 53. U-____ 55. Faux ___ 57. *Opposite of chutes 61. Like the Witch of the West 64. Theater guide 65. *Highest or lowest card 67. Found in Boy Scouts 69. Found on a map 70. 4 qts. 71. Ship away from harbor 72. Ants’ structure 73. Finish line 74. Attention-seeking DOWN: 1. Crew tool 2. Used for measuring 3. Allergy symptom 4. They go with cheers 5. Lash out 6. Dull or uninteresting 7. Poetic “even” 8. Knucklehead 9. Wrong ____ 10. S-shaped molding

11. *Football play 12. Gaelic 15. State of one’s emotions 20. Sell illegally 22. As opposed to mishap 24. Barn occupant? 25. Pizza serving 26. Edging of small loops, as on lace 27. In front of 29. Sound of disapproval 31. Right hand column, like in baseball 32. The lowest deck 33. “Round up the _____ suspects!” 34. *Game of apologies 36. Denotes engineer 38. Prima donna 42. Plural of “carpus” 45. Be inherent in something 49. A husk of corn 51. *Blinky, Pinky and Inky game 54. Habitual practice 56. *Hockey players do it 57. Boozer 58. Reproductive structures 59. Indian soup (Crossword Solution on page 15) 60. *”The farmer in 61. Join by heating 63. Legal right to a 68. “Never ___ nevthe ____” 62. More property er” 66. *Kick it

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CHRONOLOGICAL LISTINGS Engagements, Marriages, Births & Deaths

ENGAGEMENTS:

CERCONE/ MITTLEIDER Bethel Park residents Megan Cercone, daughter of Michael and Nancy Cercone of Bradford, and Greg Mittleider, son of Judy Mittleider of South Park and the late Ronald Mittleider, have announced their plan to wed. A Sept. 15 wedding is planned. MARRIAGES: (None) BIRTHS: JUNE 25, 2012: Daughter, June 25, to Takeisha France and Edward Ruiz, Olean, NY.

Daughter, June 25, to Rachel and Glenn Newswanger, Bradford, PA. Daughter, June 25, to Jermaine Latimore and Amanda Thompson, Olean, NY. JUNE 26, 2012: Son, June 26, to Angela Steel, Bradford, PA. Son, June 26, to Christina Babb and Brandon Shaul, Salamanca, NY. Son, June 26, to Nichole Buck and Matthew Caskey, Portville, NY. JUNE 27, 2012: Son, June 27, to Emily Buck and John Braithwaite, Portville, NY. JUNE 28, 2012:

Son, June 28, to Donald and Katie Romanelli Potts, Bradford, PA. Son, June 28, to Tara and Robert Cathers, Bradford, PA. JUNE 29, 2012: Son, June 29, to Karin and Adam Dowd, Limestone, NY. Son, June 29, to Heather Vanetten and Aaron Freeman, Olean, NY. Son, June 29, to Megan and Nick Zampogna, Olean, NY. Son, June 29, to Jeannie and Chris Ruszkowski, Salamanca, NY. DEATHS: JUNE 20, 2012:

HOSTUTLER, Bonna L. Chandler – 84, of Tompkinsville, KY, formerly of Derrick City, PA. JUNE 22, 2012: RUTER, Frank E. Jr. – 87, of Coudersport, PA. CORBETT, Ted F. – 63, of Timmonsville, SC, formerly of Kane, PA. JUNE 23, 2012: TRUBY, Iva M. Moore – 100, of Bradford, PA. LARSON, Raymond T. – 96, of Smethport, PA. MOORE, Daniel M. – 71, of Salamanca, NY. JUNE 24, 2012: MIX, Ethel P. – 93, of Shinglehouse, PA. BOTTONE, Bettie

YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE JULY 5 - JULY 11, 2012

ARIES - (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) Don’t be too quick to withdraw your support of something or someone. The coming week promises relief, reassurance and a reciprocated gesture. TAURUS - (Apr. 20 - May 20) The cosmos appears keen to assist you to enhance your financial situation now. Be prepared to have to justify your worth to someone in a position to grant you greater financial freedom. GEMINI - (May 21 - June 20) You could be forgiven for believing what you want to achieve appears a long way from coming to fruition. This week, expect reassurance that something really is attainable. CANCER - (June 21 - July 22) Events this week will provide reassurance and a renewed sense of purpose. LEO - (July 23, - Aug. 22) The sky is urging you to remove yourself from a comfort zone and take a chance on something or someone different now. VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) If you believe a certain person ought to be less reliant on you, then that conversation is likely to be had. LIBRA - (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) The coming week brings a need to re-evaluate how and why you do something or how and why you choose to react toward a situation. SCORPIO - (Oct. 23, - Nov. 21) This week, it appears as if the cosmos has suddenly recognized the fact that you deserve a well-earned break from dealing with a constant stream of tension. SAGITTARIUS - (Nov. 22 - Dec. 2) You have set your sights - and heart - on achieving something very important to you. CAPRICORN - (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) It might be time to assess who you’re willing to continue supporting and who ought to be looking after themselves. AQUARIUS - (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) This week, you’re unlikely to show much restraint in a particular area. Something needs to be said. PISCES - (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) A particular issue is not going to go away and the sooner you tackle it, the better for all concerned.

L. Scowden – 88, of Bradford, PA. JUNE 26, 2012: MAJOR, Stanley – 82, of Port Allegany, PA. COLOSIMO, James R. – 74, of Naples, FL, formerly of Bradford, PA. NEEL, Ernest J. – 90, of Brookville, formerly of Bradford, PA.

JUNE 28, 2012: HANSON, Mary Jane Bridge – 90, of Ormsby, PA. DECARLO, Mary E. – 69, of Port Allegany, PA. WIEDEMANN, Caroline J. Reed – of Eldred, PA. JUNE 29, 2012: BLACK, Pauline M. Lathrop – 80, of Smethport, PA.

Building Self-Esteem

Parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba gives advice to parents on how to improve their teens’ self-esteem. (NAPSI)—Many tweens and teens are hit especially hard during adolescence as they face the “Trifecta of Awkwardness”— braces, acne, and vision-correction. “Children today are growing up faster than they used to,” says Michele Borba, Ed.D., internationally recognized expert on children, teens and parenting. “Many parents are seeing that the stress from peers—and insecurities about appearances—now begins at a younger age. “The desire to do well in school and sports, while being accepted socially, is a natural part of childhood development,” says Dr. Borba. “Not being able to play sports or worrying about how they look can leave many teens feeling anxious, stressed out and unhappy.” Studies have shown that teens who wear contact lenses receive benefits beyond simply correcting their vision—improving how they feel about their physical appearance, acceptance among friends and ability to play sports. For children who initially disliked wearing glasses, contact lenses also made them more confident about their academic performance. Many eye care professionals recommend daily disposable contact lenses, like 1-Day Acuvue Moist Brand Contact Lenses, as the healthiest option for teens. Parents should talk to their teens and then talk to their eye care professional about the best course. For more information, visit www.Acuvue.com


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SENIOR INFORMATION PAGE How To Avoid Elder Financial Abuse (NAPSI)—While elder financial abuse decimates incomes, affects the health of its victims and fractures families, the MetLife Mature Market Institute offers free resources and tools, including steps you can take to protect yourself and those you care for: • Know the Facts and Stats. According to “The MetLife Study of Elder Financial Abuse,” most elder financial abuse is committed by strangers but about a third is by family, friends or neighbors. • Stay Active. Socialize with family members and friends. Get involved in activities you enjoy. Isolation can leave you more vulnerable to exploitation. • Monitor Your Affairs. Take your time and consult with people you trust before making important financial decisions. Check credit card and bank statements and bills for accuracy. Use direct deposit to prevent mail theft. Sign your own checks when possible. • Be Organized. Keep important papers and legal documents in a secure place. Review them at least annually. • Be Cautious. Be careful when responding to solicitations. Don’t let anyone pressure you into making an immediate decision. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Speak with a family member or trusted friend before sending money or providing bank account, credit card or Social Security numbers. • Protect Your Passwords. Don’t share passwords. Change them if you feel they’ve been seen or used by someone else. Immediately notify the company or bank if, when reviewing your financial

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Full Flavor Without The Full Figure: Savor Steak With A Lighter Twist Tonight (NAPSI)—Just because you’re watching your waistline doesn’t mean you have to skip all your favorites. Pair tender grilled steak with a crisp salad for a meal you’ll love that you can feel good about. Consider these easy and tasty options for enjoying steak with a lighter twist. “One of the easiest changes to make is limiting those hidden calories that can often be found in dressings,” said Maureen Rose Doran, RD, LD, nutritionist. “Flavor can and should come from the great taste of grilled meats and fresh, ripe vegetables. Dressings and cheeses should be used sparingly to add just the right amount of zest.” Doran “loves” the new Rancher’s Select® Sirloin now offered every night at all Buffets, Inc. restaurants, especially when paired with the salad choices offered by the chain. “Whether you want a juicy steak and a side salad or a fresh garden creation flavored with delicious steak tips, you make it just how you like it,” said Doran. She offers some of her favorite ways of keeping it light but flavorful: Garden Variety Steak Salad Plate up a colorful salad creation with two cups of tossed salad greens (10 calories) with a healthy serving of vegetables including six cherry tomatoes (30 calories), six slices of cucumbers (12 calories), four slices of green pepper rings (8 calories), 10 grams of broccoli (5 calories), 10 grams of sliced mushrooms (4 calories) and five grams of sunflower seeds (35 calories). Top with three ounces of juicy sliced grilled steak (180 calories) and toss with one ounce of a fat-free raspberry vinaigrette (35 calories): 319 total calories. Southwest Steak Salad Give your grilled steak a kick of flavor by pairing three ounces of sliced grilled steak (180 calories) with a Southwest sal-

ad featuring two cups of spring mix greens (10 calories), 15 grams of corn (10 calories), three red onion rings (6 calories), 10 grams of sliced mushrooms (10 calories), 20 grams of feta cheese (55 calories), and one ounce of a fat-free Ranch dressing (30 calories): 301 total calories. Great Steak Caesar Salad Tell chicken to step to the side with this classic salad. Pair three ounces of thinly sliced grilled steak (180 calories) with two cups of chopped romaine lettuce (10 calories), 15 grams of diced eggs (20 calories), a handful of croutons (35 calories), seven grams of Parmesan cheese (30 calories) and an ounce of Caesar dressing (60 calories): 335 total calories. No time to heat up the grill? Visit your

local Buffets, Inc. restaurant to enjoy steak and salad your way. Start at the salad bar to create your own delicious combination of fresh greens and garden favorites, then head to the carving station where a grillmaster will serve your steak to order, whether you like it medium rare or well done. Buffets restaurants now serve Rancher’s Select® Sirloin, a high quality and tender steak, every day during dinner hours. For more information, visit www. hometownbuffet.com, www.oldcountrybuffet.com, www.countrybuffet.com, www.ryans.com, www.grannysbuffet. com and www.firemountainbuffet.com

Easy Homemade Dressings Add Zest to Nature’s Bounty (NAPSI)—Enjoying garden-fresh fruits and vegetables can help you look and feel good, especially once you learn how to dress them up as mouthwatering sensations. Making your own dressings is easy and pays off in terms of both taste and nutrition. “Take advantage of farmers markets and enjoy fresh produce,” says Robin Miller, M.S., host of the Food Network’s “Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller,” who developed the CanolaInfo “Get Dressed for Summer” Recipe Collection. “Homemade salad dressings add so much flavor and can be prepared in minutes.” The recipe collection showcases the bounty of fresh produce and flavor advantages of homemade dressings. Each recipe can be prepared in just 10 to 15 minutes and is made with canola oil, which has the least saturated fat and most omega-3 fat

of all common cooking oils. Recipes include: • Zucchini, Squash and Grape Tomato Salad with Basil Vinaigrette • Mixed Berry, Cucumber and Mint Salad with Lime Dressing • Wilted Rainbow Chard with Seared Eggplant and Parsley Vinaigrette • Fennel-Orange Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette • Caramelized Corn and Red Pepper Salad with Chives The collection also features: Spinach Salad with Seared Bok Choy, Ginger and Cilantro 1 Tbsp canola oil 1 bunch bok choy, rinsed well and chopped (4 cups) 1/3 cup chopped whole green onions 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp minced fresh ginger

1 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves In large skillet, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Add bok choy, green onions, garlic and ginger and cook 2−3 minutes or until bok choy is tender-crisp. Add soy sauce and pepper, stir to coat and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro. Arrange spinach leaves on serving platter. Spoon bok choy mixture over spinach and serve.Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 2/3 cup bok choy mixture, 1 cup spinach. The complete collection is available at www.CanolaInfo.org. To find a nearby farmers market, go to http://search.ams. usda.gov/farmersmarkets


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Vacations Mean Photos (NAPSI)—When it’s time for that longplanned vacation, whether you’re going big—say, the London Olympic Games— or keeping it a bit more modest—the cabin by the lake—or you plan to just stay at home and relax with your family, you’ll want to remember the times with great photos. While today’s cameras and smartphones make taking photos a snap, there are many techniques you can use to be sure your photos not only look great, but are memorable and worth keeping and sharing. There are plenty of sites online with tips from professionals that will help you take excellent pictures. The experts at Adobe, whose Photoshop Elements software is the leader for image editing, have compiled a list of tips and tricks that work well for them. Observe the “Rule of Thirds” This tip will help you create an eyepleasing composition: Don’t center your subject. Imagine a 3x3 grid. Put the important elements along the lines and where they intersect, which brings more attention to the picture than centering would. Watch the Light and Exposure Avoid shooting into direct sunlight. Doing this is not only harsh, it creates unwanted dark shadows and may make subjects squint. Generally, it’s best to take your photos in the morning after sunrise and right before sunset. If you must take photos in direct sunlight, here are two simple-to-follow tips: (1) Try to set things up so your subjects don’t have to look into the sun and (2) turn on your flash. Yes, even in the daytime. It will fill in shadows and produce a better exposure. Get Up Close and Personal Panoramas are breathtaking. But sometimes the most memorable pictures are taken not of an entire subject but of a small area of the subject—an intricate pattern on a door frame, dew on a blade of grass, a child’s eyes. These can have more impact. You can use your camera’s flower mode for sharper close-ups. When you have more than one subject in the photo, think about how to arrange them for greater interest. Try to target a clean background: Cluttered backgrounds distract from highlighting the subjects, while plain backgrounds help emphasize your subjects. Remember to take some vertical shots. The world isn’t only horizontal. Add the Pro’s Touch Once you’re home, you can turn your vacation photo portfolio into something a pro would be proud of. The beauty of imaging tools, such as Adobe Photoshop Elements, is that you can focus on capturing the moment and let the software do the rest. Today’s consumer photo-editing software can help you fix flaws, adjust colors

and transform photos to get the perfect shot. For example, suppose you forgot the rule of thirds and your photo just looks out of kilter. Crop guides can help you apply the rule after the fact. Other features allow you to instantly unclutter or repair photos. It’s easy to remove unwanted elements such as objects or people. You can also create the perfect shot, whether a portrait, group or vista, by combining the best from a series of shots. You can create an amazing panorama, for example, by stitching together a series of both vertical and horizontal shots. Also, you can produce a great group shot by taking the best from several images. Similarly, recompose your picture to any size without distorting people or buildings, or go from landscape to portrait or vice versa. Cleaning up common flaws or enhancing images can be easy, too. You can make skies bluer, eliminate red-eye and adjust color, contrast and lighting with a few clicks. Share Now that your photos look great, you’re going to want to share them. Before you do, you may want to enhance with effects, text or graphics—creating an entertaining viewing experience. Slide shows are one popular way to organize and show off your photos. You can even mix in a bit of video to take full advantage of the video capture feature of your camera. Other ways to showcase your shots include photobooks,

scrapbooks, greeting cards and calendars. You can always print your photos at home and create a more traditional photo album. Finally, the Internet gives you lots of options to share. Friends and family can view your vacation photos on YouTube, Facebook, any number of photo-sharing sites, even your personal Web page.

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Honeymoon Registry A Popular Option (NAPSI)—More and more brides and grooms are discovering a delightful new twist on an old wedding tradition. Bridal registries have long been the way for engaged couples to identify exactly what they need—and want—to start their lives together. Traditionally, young couples who were establishing a home together created a registry chock-full of household items. Nowadays, however, many couples prefer a new registry trend that can help turn the honeymoon they envision into a well-planned reality. The increasingly popular honeymoon registry lets friends and family help the bride and groom afford a trip to Fiji, the Caribbean or anywhere in the world they dream of going. Instead of purchasing an impersonal set of flatware or risking a duplicate gift, wedding guests can now contribute to unique experiences that can help make a couple’s honeymoon all the more memorable, such as sponsoring a couple’s massage, a sunset cruise, a snorkeling excursion or a helicopter tour. As one bride, Lisa Dexter Johnson, put it: “Our honeymoon in Hawaii was a once-in-a-lifetime trip that we will always cherish. Our friends and family loved the idea of being able to help us create memories that will remind us of them.” The only major honeymoon registry service that also offers full-service, complimentary travel planning is 1-800-Registry. It’s a free online registry that makes it simple to select unforgettable honeymoon gifts. The company will even contribute $200 to get the honeymoon fund started. In addition, couples can make the most of their honeymoon trip with some proper planning: • Start early. The sooner you decide where you’re going and where you’re staying, the more likely you are to get what you want at a good price. It will also give you time to arrange for passports and visas—this may take time, especially if a name change is involved. • Go later. Many couples take the time right after their wedding to settle in and unwind and plan to take their honeymoon

trip when they have more time or more money or when the destination is less expensive or less crowded. • Get to know the destination. Check out the weather, the amenities and the costs. You can consult with a 1-800-Reg-

Cut Energy Costs (NAPSI)—Warmer weather can be a terrific time for homeowners to undertake projects to spruce up their house or landscape. When the AC bills shoot up, it’s also a time many look for ways to increase their home’s energy efficiency. Fortunately, saving energy doesn’t have to mean sacrificing comfort. There are a number of simple ways to conserve energy and save money in the long run: Ideas To Try • Check furnace or air conditioner filters each month. If the filter looks dirty, change it. A dirty filter makes it harder for air to circulate, causing it to work harder

to produce clean air. • Close vents in empty rooms to heat or cool only the rooms you use. • Replace lightbulbs with compact fluorescent lightbulbs. • Find and seal leaks around doors and windows. • Install heat-rejecting window film. This additional way to save on energy is often overlooked. A leading manufacturer of window films, 3M, offers several varieties that can help reduce energy costs and glare, as well as block UV rays. Lightly tinted films are available that are designed to reject heat but not change the appear-

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Act Now For Tax Savings Later (NAPSI)—The average American must work 107 days to earn enough to pay federal, state and local taxes in 2012. Although nearly 30 percent of our wages go to taxes, many Americans do little in the way of tax planning. Tax planning involves reviewing tax benefits and implications of your income, expenditures, investments and retirement plans. How can you maximize the benefits of each in the most tax-efficient way? Planning may also include taking a close look at your income tax return. “It’s never too late for tax planning,” said TaxACT spokesperson Jessi Dolmage. “There are things you can do anytime of year to maximize your tax savings. But the earlier you start, the better.” Dolmage shares several ideas for your tax planning checklist this year and every year: • Review your retirement plan. Can you contribute more in order to decrease your taxable income? If you don’t have a retirement plan, consider starting a 401(k) or IRA. If you want to start an IRA, remember the tax differences between traditional and Roth IRAs. Avoid early withdrawals, which often involve additional taxes. • Did you claim the standard deduction last year but have significant expenses for medical care, mortgage interest, state and local taxes, unreimbursed employee expenses, or charitable contributions? Review which expenses qualify in IRS Publication 17 at www.irs.gov and consider paying an additional mortgage payment or medical expenses before December 31, 2012. That extra payment could make it more advantageous to itemize deductions. Keep receipts and detailed documentation for all deductions throughout the year. • Check tax return filing status options. You may qualify for more than one status, especially if you have qualified dependents. Changing your status may increase your standard deduction. IRS Publication 17 includes filing status and dependent

criteria. • Check your federal withholding, especially if you’ve married, had children, bought a home, earned investment income or made capital gains profit in 2012. Conventional wisdom says withhold just enough tax to meet your tax liability. Although withholding too much means a refund, you’re also giving Uncle Sam an interest-free loan. Withhold too little and you’ll owe taxes plus possible penalties and interest. You can change withholding anytime of year by submitting a revised Form W-4 to your employer. TaxACT Free Federal Edition offers a free withholding calculator and helps complete new W-4s at www.taxact.com. • Paying tuition? The American Opportunity Tax Credit is scheduled to expire after 2012, so take advantage now. If you’ll be short of the $2,500 maximum credit amount by December 31, consider paying some of your 2013 spring tuition before year’s end to make up the difference. Details about all education tax breaks, including the expanded student loan interest deduction, can be found at www.taxact.

com/college-tax-whiz and in IRS Publication 970. • If your will includes property, update the financial and family information and evaluate how scheduled tax changes will impact the value. The federal estate tax exemption for 2012 is $5.12 million, taxed at 35 percent. After 2012, the exemption will drop to $1 million, taxed at 55 percent. Dolmage warns taxpayers to be prepared for last-minute tax law changes. “Seventy-seven tax breaks expired at the end of 2011,” said Dolmage. “Congress will likely extend many of them after the presidential election, but we’re not sure when. Regardless of when legislation passes, tax solutions like TaxACT will update their programs right away. You can get a head start and estimate your 2012 federal and state taxes free starting in October at taxact.com.” For more planning information, visit www.irs.gov and www.taxact.com/taxinfo. Do your federal return free and get free tax help at taxact.com. TaxACT guarantees your maximum refund and accuracy.

Maximizing Results With Wellness Programs (NAPSI)—Employers are beginning to take greater notice of health and wellness issues—and with good reason. At least one-quarter of health care costs incurred by working adults are attributed to modifiable health risks such as tobacco use, diet and lack of exercise, according to PreventDisease.com. Many companies are implementing wellness programs as part of their benefits offerings to promote healthy employee lifestyles, cut down on expenses and maximize options to employees. As the 2012 Aflac WorkForces Report found, 92 percent of organizations with a wellness program consider it effective. Further, 59 percent of companies overall agree wellness programs can decrease health care costs. What’s more, 28 percent of workers

say they would be more satisfied and more loyal to their employer if their company offered options to improve health and lifestyle, because they would believe their employer cares about their well-being. Advantages of Wellness Programs One of the most important benefits to both employers and employees is reduced health care expenses as a result of proper preventive care. Businesses can encourage wellness and prevention by offering voluntary insurance that includes wellness benefits. In addition to the primary benefits of the policy, policyholders get a lump sum cash payment whenever they have a preventive screening or test. Companies can not only promote smart choices for eating and exercise, but educate and engage employees on how to improve their lifestyle—physically and fis-

cally. Companies Offer: • Health screenings • Financial incentives for annual physical exams • Discounts to health centers or gyms • Financial management tips, including how to save and invest money • Health seminars and fairs • Advice on how to manage stress and anxiety • Company-sponsored runs. Offering voluntary insurance benefits options can boost employee morale and increase productivity, which can help drive business success. Learn More: For more information on wellness programs and benefits offerings, visit www.aflacworkforcesreport.com


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Consumers Have Affordable Options When It Comes To Floor Covering (NAPSI)—Buttery-soft carpet, weathered hardwood and hard-as-diamonds surface treatments are some of the latest trends consumers will encounter the next time they shop for floor covering. That’s the word from scouts and experts attending one of the home market’s top international flooring trade shows—Surfaces. The show is sponsored by the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA). Reports from the show offer some insight on the latest products and trends in flooring. Less Is More Companies are concentrating on products that are sensible, low maintenance and easy on the budget. The new products making headlines include supersoft carpets that clean up “good as new” with lifetime stain warranties; affordable vinyl mimicking genuine stone; hardwood with precision detailing; and hard-surface flooring that has built-in antimicrobial properties. Vinyl flooring today offers the look of stone, ceramic tiles and hardwood— sometimes so closely that you have to get on your hands and knees to tell the difference. These products can put good looks at the feet of all homeowners at a fraction of the cost and with less maintenance than their higher-cost authentic cousins. Prices have come down on many ecofriendly floors thanks to high demand in the commercial industry. As a result, more people can install top-quality hardwood, bamboo or cork for several dollars per square foot less than a year ago. High Style, Low Maintenance A number of products across all flooring categories promise to cut maintenance, cleaning and care time. For example, hardwood manufacturers have introduced surface treatments that are as hard as diamonds. There are even new products said to have wear layers that can withstand just about any kind of wear and tear—large families, animals, dirt and grime. Other surfaces, including laminate and vinyl, are touting easy-to-maintain wearsurface durability. Some are equipped with built-in antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, as well as stain resistance. In the carpet category, new products have built-in stain resistance, odor reducers, air fresheners and luxuriously soft fibers that maintain their integrity for years. Weathered and Reclaimed Weathered and distressed floors are taking hold across multiple categories. This finish increases sturdiness and allows the product to withstand the high traffic and heavy wear of large families and pets. In addition to distressed looks, homeowners now have the option of “reclaimed” wood floors. These floors are recycled from dismantled buildings, disassembled furniture, wood and agricul-

tural scrap. Repurposing saves money, is green and offers unique, designer-quality looks. High Style and Durable Luxury Manufacturers are also introducing flooring of all varieties with add-ons such as fur, tassels, 14K gold and Swarovski crystals. Hard surfaces, including tile, are incorporating precious metals while soft surfaces, like carpet and area rugs, are showcasing jewelry-grade crystals, animal skins and metallic fibers in the final products. “Consumer demands for durability, low maintenance and lower prices have led to innovation and variety across all categories,” said Tom Jennings of the WFCA. Jennings says that consumers expect their purchases to withstand the test of time and be eco friendly. As a result, manufacturers have created a variety of lowmaintenance, affordable options that meet the demand for comfort and style. Covering Consumer Interests The WFCA is the floor covering industry’s largest advocacy organization, representing floor covering retailers, contractors and allied service providers throughout North America. The Association’s website offers detailed information and practical tips on every flooring category available, including carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic,

porcelain, resilient, vinyl, cork, stone, and area rugs. In addition, it provides answers to many common floor-covering questions. It also offers a searchable database of reputable retail members across the country. All users need to do is enter their zip codes to receive a list of local retailers. For more information, visit: www.WFCA.org and www.WFCA-PRO.org

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Tips On Taming A Computer For More Speed, Less Trouble (NAPSI)—Most people depend on personal computers for so much in daily life and when the computer seems sluggish, unresponsive or just generally underperforming, it can lead to frustration. Fortunately, if your computer is misbehaving, there are five simple steps you can take to help get it back up to speed. 1. Defrag Your Disk. Computer hard drives get fragmented when programs are installed and uninstalled and files are added and removed. The files end up scattered around the hard drive so it’s difficult for the drive to find everything you want in a timely manner. The built-in disk defragment tool can keep your computer running efficiently. 2. Stay Healthy. Just like humans, when a computer has a virus or is infected with spyware, it becomes sluggish and performance suffers. Keep your anti-virus program up to date and fight off cyber attackers. Run a full system scan every three to six months. Install an anti-spyware program, too. 3. Don’t Be a Digital Hoarder. Whenever you install software updates, download images, save music files, edit documents or browse the Web, your computer accumulates files and programs, most of which are unnecessary. Use the built-in uninstaller to remove those unneeded files. 4. Blow it Out. Over time, the inside of your computer will accumulate a “blanket” of dust, which may result in a temperature rise inside your computer case. Open your computer case and blow out the dust using a canister of compressed air. Be sure to blow air through all fans in order to thoroughly clean them. 5. Upgrade Your Memory. Many computer performance issues can be re-

solved with a do-it-yourself (RAM) memory upgrade. Anytime you open your email, surf the Web, watch a video, type a paper, play a game or just plain turn on your computer, the computer is using its internal memory. When a computer does not have enough internal memory to properly run its programs, it becomes slow and unresponsive. Installing computer memory is a fairly simple process that requires no special tools or skills. However, finding the correct upgrade can sometimes be confusing as there are hundreds of thousands of options to choose from. Crucial.com makes finding and install-

ing the correct memory upgrade simple with free, easy-to-use online tools designed to help you quickly find a compatible memory upgrade. Using the Crucial Memory Advisor™ tool, you choose your computer make and model from a dropdown menu to see recommended memory upgrade options. Or, use the Crucial® System Scanner tool to automatically scan the computer to determine the current memory and view recommended compatible upgrades. Visit www.crucial.com for more tips and information on getting your computer back up to speed!

Helping Communities Prepare For Wildfires (NAPSI)—For the nearly 70,000 U.S. communities threatened by wildfires, it isn’t a matter of if, but when fire will be a natural occurrence in their ecosystem. Wildfires cost billions of dollars each year in suppression costs and damage to homes, infrastructure, the economy and resources. In addition, wildfires put both civilian and firefighter lives at risk. But there is help. The nation’s leaders in wildfire mitigation have partnered to develop Fire Adapted Communities, a prefire strategy to help communities at risk of wildfire save lives and reduce risk to homes, infrastructure and resources. The U.S. Forest Service and the National Fire Protection Association partnered with a coalition of other prominent nonprofit organizations and government agencies to create the Fire Adapted Communities initiative. The campaign website, www.Fireadapted.org, provides straightforward information on national programs, tools and

funding sources to help communities at risk from wildfire prepare for fire before it starts. The program takes a communitybased approach, encouraging homeowners, land managers, civic leaders and first responders to take proactive steps to make their communities fire adapted. The Ad Council has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to help deliver the Fire Adapted Communities message nationwide. This national public service advertising campaign raises awareness that those living in fire-prone communities must prepare in advance to mitigate wildfire damage when it occurs. The more proactive actions a community takes, the more fire adapted it becomes. Partnering to Reduce Wildfire Risk According to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell, the campaign will help individual homeowners and communities safeguard their homes from wildfire threats. Said Tidwell, “We are pleased to partner with the Ad Council and the National Fire Protection Association to help

educate communities—especially those next to wooded areas—on simple steps they can take to help protect their property and families when wildfires strike.” A History of Collaboration The campaign was created pro bono by advertising agency Draftfcb, which has worked with the Ad Council and U.S. Forest Service for more than 68 years, to address the issue of wildfire prevention with the iconic character Smokey Bear and his famous tagline “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires.” Said Peggy Conlon, president and CEO of the Ad Council, “We hope that our efforts will influence property owners and community leaders in fire-prone areas to take the necessary steps to prepare in advance of a wildfire, improving the safety and resiliency of their communities.” To learn more, visit FireAdapted.org


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