VOL. 170 NO. 35
Bradfordâ€™s Weekly Newpaper Magazine
BRADFORD JOURNAL/MINER THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
Bradford Journal/McKean County Miner/Mount Jewett Echo
Watching Cheerleaders During Halftime
AREA NEWS NOTES by Debi Nichols
The Rev. Jerry Hunter is the new pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Smethport, PA. His appointment was effective on August 1. Hunter and his wife, Lois, are the parents of two sons, both C&MA pastors..... James and Mildred Kenneson Yonker, formerly of Bradford, PA, celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary recently during a celebration held in Warrior, Alabama. The couple was married on August 15, 1936, in Allegany, NY. The Yonkers have three children, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.......Steven C. Herrmann, M.D. Ph.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.S.E., has joined the Hamot Heart Institute and Medicor Associates Inc., effective Sept. 1. Herrmann will remain in his office at the Bradford Regional Medical Center. Bradford Journal Photo At the sideline of Fretz Middle School athletic field, (l-r) John Pantuso 13, Evan Pecora 14, Brandon Hughes 13, and his dad Steve Hughes watch Pizza Hut Midget League Cheerleaders perform during halftime activities, September 4th.
Franklin Adjusters Pony Midget League Team
Local Oil Prices: American Refining Group (ARG) Price Paid Per Barrel for Penn Grade Crude Oil: $71.00 Sat., Aug. 28, 2010 $70.25 Tues., Aug. 31, 2020 $65.50 Thur., Sept. 2, 2010 $67.75 Fri., Sept. 3, 2010 $68.50 Sat., Sept. 4, 2010 Ergon Oil Purchasing Chart for Price Paid Per Barrel for Penn Grade Crude Oil: $71.00 $67.50 $66.75 $67.75 $68.50
Sat., Aug. 28, 2010 Wed., Sept. 1, 2020 Thur., Sept. 2, 2010 Fri., Sept. 3, 2010 Sat., Sept. 4, 2010 INDEX
Bradford Journal Photo The Franklin Adjusters Pony Midget League team poses at Fretz Field, September 4th, minutes before their game with the Fairway Ford Mustangs. In the back (l-r) are Brandon McCaslin, Kevin Ackerman, Brandon Griswold, Alex Coppella, Hunter Martin, Brenden Bridge, Dan Manion, and Dan Dorman. In the front (l-r) are Gaige Campbell, Jeremiah Fitton, Patrick Caskey, Alex Green, Parker Shonts, and TJ Lee.
Local News 2 Comments & Opinions 3 Obituaries 4 Social News 6 Area Sports 8 Schedules Comics 13 Classifieds 15 Horoscope/Crossword 16 Bradford Journal P.O. Box, Bradford, PA 16701 E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 814-465-3468
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LOCAL & AREA NEWS Bradford Chamber Seeking Sponsors and Donations
It’s Oktoberfest time! The Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their 18th Annual Public Auction, with an Oktoberfest theme, at The Bradford Club on Thursday, October 28, 2010. Exciting changes are in the works to make this year’s Auction better than ever with a new theme, location, and menu. Auction proceeds enable the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce to promote area businesses and tourism to visitors and residents alike. BACC provides information to assist in the start-up or growth of businesses, and supplies relocation information to those considering a move or return to the Bradford area. BACC also supplies a variety of brochures and maps, answers questions, administers the Bradford Gift Certificate program, and more. At this time, area businesses, retailers, professionals, and organizations are asked to consider being an auction sponsor and/or donating items to help make the 18th Annual Public Auction, BACC’s primary fundraiser, a success. Companies or individuals that do not have items of an auction nature may consider acting as a tavern sponsor for the event, making a cash donation to be used in procuring additional auction package items, or donating items associated with their interests, such as event tickets, retail or restaurant gift cards/certificates, or other merchandise. Sponsors and donors for the Annual Auction have the opportunity to acquaint the public with their products and services, advancing the economic welfare of the area. Sponsors, depending on level of sponsorship, are recognized in promotions and marketing, the Auction program, and at several levels with free admission tickets for the event. Donors will have their name listed on their donation as well as the program, which is a great way for area businesses to be recognized for their support of the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce. For sponsorship details, to make a donation, or for more information, contact the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce by phone at 814-368-7115 or email kara.kennedy@ bradfordchamber.com. Commitments for sponsorship or donations are requested by October 1, 2010, with auction items to be submitted to the BACC office by October 25, 2010.
Update for Route 219/Bradford Bypass Project (Clearfield) – PennDOT issues the following travel update for the Route 219 Bradford Bypass project in McKean County. This update is for the week of Sept. 6. All work is weather and schedule dependent. contractor on this $28 million job. • No work will be performed on Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. • Work on the Route 219 southbound ON-ramp at Elm Street continues. Traffic is using the existing shoulder. Contractor crew will be working close to the roadway placing bituminous pavement for a new barrier wall. Expect delays during work hours. • Northbound traffic is sharing a lane with southbound traffic, separated by temporary concrete barrier from Mill Street to north of Hillside Drive. • Northbond ramps at Foster Brook Interchange are closed. Traffic is to follow the posted detours.
• No construction activity is expected on Bolivar Drive/State Route 346. Bridge painting at this location will take place later in September. • The Tuna Valley Trail access at Bolivar Drive is closed due to bridgework. Trail access is still available at Crook Farms and Seward Avenue side of Tuna Crossroads. • Northbound access at Kendall Avenue remains open. • Access at Hillside Drive is restricted from Route 219 south to Hillside Drive and from Hillside Drive to Route 219 south. Traffic is to follow the posted detours. • The contractor continues to perform bridge repairs and highway lighting. • Drivers should use extra caution while entering the construction area from the onramp areas. Watch for slow moving and stopped vehicles through the entire work zone and obey posted speed limits.
Doug Rose On ATV
Photo by Mary Joseph At his home along West Corydon Street, August 31st, Doug Rose, asked us to take a picture of him on his ATV . So we did! He had been riding on his property when we came along.
POLLEN COUNT Supplied by Fred H. Lewis, M.D. Olean (NY) Medical Group Thursday Sept. 2: Total Pollen Count: 35 Season: Weed
Predominant Pollen: Ragweed Pollen Level: Moderate
Mold Level: Moderate Fri.-Sat.-Sun.: Sept. 3-4-5: Total Pollen Count: N/A Total Daily Avrg. Count: N/A Season: Weed Predominant Pollen: N/A Pollen Level: N/A Mold Level: N/A Monday Sept. 6: Total Pollen Count: 22 Season: Weed Predominant Pollen: Ragweed Pollen Level: Moderate
Mold Level: Low
THE BRADFORD AREA 5-DAY WEATHER FORECAST
Thursday, Sept. 9: Partly sunny andcool today with a high of 64°. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy and chilly tonight with a low of 47°.
Friday, Sept. 10: Mostly sunny and a little warmer today with a high of 66°. Friday Night: Cool tonight and partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Low of 48°.
Saturday, Sept. 11: Partly sunny with a chance of afternoon showers. High of 71°. Saturday Night: Possible evening thunderstorms tonight. Low of 54°.
Sunday, Sept. 12: Partly sunny with a 30% chance of showers today. High of 73°. Sunday Night: Clear and cool tonight with a low of 51°.
Monday, Sept. 13: Partly sunny and pleasant today with a high of 71°. Monday Night: Mostly clear and cool tonight with a low of 53°.
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COMMENTS AND OPINIONS 5 ¢ENTS WORTH
by Grant Nichols
Photos found in this issue of the Bradford Journal were taken on September 4th depicting both Midget League Football activity and play on the Fretz Middle School Athletic Field. More photos were collected on a trip around town on the following long Labor Day Weekend. In addition, our stringer photographer Mary Joseph took four more photos over the last couple of weeks. These have also been included within this issue……..Most people, while not understanding the significance of the number, know that about ten million workers who have lost their jobs are now still receiving unemployment compensation. However, When we include the number of workers whose extended period of unemployment compensation has run out, and also those who are seriously underemployed (having taken jobs since being laid off that pay significantly less than their pre-depression jobs) into consideration, we find that about 35 million workers either don’t have a job or are making less than is necessary to pay for the lifestyles to which they have become accustomed. The significance of having 35 million workers pay less into the private economy has created a shortfall that is now, after two years, beginning to play havoc with even the largest merchandisers (for example the box stores including Wal-Mart) cutting back on floor stock and employee hours. We think that many of those who are on previously well funded fixed incomes or currently employed and feeling smugly secure, will by the end of next summer be wishing they had embraced the present administration’s plans to bolster our economy. We see big property associated hidden tax increases (think sewage and water hookups) and much larger utility charges as the winter goes on. In addition, we foresee a marked increase in issuances of traffic and other governmental citations and implementation of a whole battery of fines and charges in an effort to keep government coffers filled……..While we think the Democrats in Congress and the present administration have missed some opportunities to build a better future for us all, we still maintain that their leadership has served as reins on an out-of- control economy. The economy we refer to is that which was generated by the deregulation of banks and the negligence in business and industrial oversight by government during the period from the last two years of the Clinton Administration through the beginning of this present administration. It would be a shame if those who created the trouble in the first place found their way back to power before new safeguards can be implemented to re-grow our economy.
Heads For Touch Down
-by Vince Vicere
The Tea Party- A Review The party that stands for “Taxed Enough Already,” was formed in the fall of 2008 by former Republican Speaker of the house, Dick Armey’s “Freedom Works.” Freedom Works is a right wing lobbyist organization funded by Wall Street and the very wealthy. The main purposes were, (knowing that the Democrats were soon to be in power), first, to lobby against any proposed additional taxation especially aimed at the very rich, and secondly to convince Congress to keep the Bush tax cuts due to expire at the end of 2010 intact. In short, Armey’s main purpose was to build an organization to oppose the Obama agenda, even before he was sworn in. The tea party has been running a relentless economic populist message regarding government spending, size of the Federal government, size of the national debt, and political corruption. In doing so they’ve been targeting career incumbents in both parties, much to the dismay of the rightwingers of the Republican Party. The Tea party has indeed evolved into an organization that doesn’t trust Republicans, Democrats or, for that matter, members of any other political party in Washington. Becoming more than a right wing fringe protest group inside the Republican Party, the Tea Baggers’ agenda has moved beyond the pain in the neck stage for President Obama and the Democrats. It’s now targeting career politicians for defeat in an attempt to wrest Washington from the influence of special interest groups (even though the movement was founded by one). But still, whatever their presently stated goals, we shouldn’t forget that their main agenda is to oppose the Democrats by all possible means. The movement, no matter what the rhetoric, has yet to prove that it’s anything more than an extremist wing of the GOP, whose agenda is to defeat Democrats and their policies, doing the GOP’s dirty work by terrorizing the Democrats. Many Americans agree with the Tea Baggers ideology and agenda, at least in part. Time will tell whether it will become a viable party in its own right and as such be able to influence a proper fix to the economy, creating living wage jobs for Main Street as well as Wall Street. While the general public is looking for the new party to promote middle class ideals it’s ironic that the movement is being funded in no small way by big oil and other Wall Street interests. So much for choice- it takes money to operate and the greedy always have the most to give when it suits their interest.
Bradford Journal Photo Sundahl Stars Peewee Midget League #32, Colton Swanson heads for a touchdown during the Zippo vs. Sundahl game held at Fretz Field, September 4th.
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OBITUARIES C. Ann Kilhofer and several nieces ford; a sister-in-law, Peter D. Tornatela daughters, C. Ann Kilhofer, 80, formerly of 14 Morianna Ave., Bradford, died Saturday (Aug. 28, 2010) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home. Born July 14, 1930, a daughter of James Caldwell and Leona Williams and Ron Warner. On Aug. 12, 1953, in Bradford, she married Chuck Kilhofer, who died June 6, 2009. She was employed at Bell Telephone and later as a secretary for the Bradford School System. Also, for more than 20 years, she was employed for Foster Township, the last 12 of which she was Township Supervisor. She is survived by two daughters, Julie Marasco and Valerie Yerdon, both of Bradford; one granddaughter;
Jan Clark Jan E. Clark, 59, of 25 Sullivan Road, passed away Monday (Aug. 30, 2010) at Bradford Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 3, 1951, in Bradford, she was the daughter of the late Shirley Hallock Meabon and Geoffrey Meabon of Bradford. On Nov. 8, 1969, she married Carl W. “Bill” Clark, who survives. She had been employed at Man’s World, Revco, Zippo and then later at Bradford Hospital for 20 years as a unit secretary on 3 East. In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by two brothers, Jay Meabon and Jon Meabon, both of Bradford; her mother in law, Arlene Clark of Brad-
Kathy Saar of Bradford; six nieces and nephews, all of and nine grandnieces and nephews. Burial was in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Dorothy Tornatela Dorothy J. Tornatela, 88, of 116 Barbour St., passed away Tuesday (Aug. 31, 2010) at Bradford Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 22, 1922, in Bradford, she was the daughter of Peter N. and Myrtle Bellamy Ross. On Nov. 13, 1950, she married Patsy Tornatela, who died on Sept. 25, 1982. She had been employed at Zippo Manufacturing Co. in the repair department for 20 years. Surviving are four children; three sons, Joseph Michael Zias of Shinglehouse, Ricky Lee Tornatela of Apopka, Fla., and
Joan Bailey and Diana Hannahs; two sons, Thomas Bleem and David Bleem, all of Bradford; 11 grandchildren; 23 greatgrandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mary Fabian Burial was in Mary Rose Fabian, 90, a loving McKean Memorial mother and grand- Park, Lafayette. mother, formerly of Frank Fair 16 Short St., passed Frank J. “Jers” away Wednesday Fair, 86, of 153 (Sept. 1, 2010) at Main St., Bradford, The Pavilion at passed away ThursBRMC. day (Sept. 2, 2010) Born Nov. 10, at the Bradford 1919, in Bradford, Regional Medical she was the daughter Center. of the late Amedao Born May 9, “Joe” and Nicolina 1924, in Kushequa, Distrola Chicketti. he was a son of the On May 5, 1955, in late Patsy and Mary Bradford, she mar- Perry Fair. ried Joseph M. FaHe was employed bian, who died on in the middle ring at Feb. 20, 2002. Dresser ManufacShe had been em- turing, retiring in ployed at the Lob- 1989. laws Grocery Store Surviving is one and worked in the g r a n d d a u g h t e r , office for 25 years. Michelle Whitmer; Surviving are two two grandsons, of Bradford, and a daughter, Jill Tornatela of Bradford; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a nephew; and several cousins. Burial was in St. Bernard Cemetery.
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Michael Hensley and Jeff Anderson; and he is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Burial was in St. Bernard Cemetery. DEATH NOTICES: ANN THIELGESAnn M. Kelley Thielges, 47, of Lillibridge Creek Road, went to be with her Lord, Sunday (Aug. 29, 2010) at home, with her family by her side. Burial was in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany. MAY BENSONMay Ida Venator Benson, 92, of Port Allegany, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday (Aug. 30, 2010) surrounded by her loving family. Burial was in Annin Creek Cemetery. SHARON GALLOSharon Ann Ric(Continued on page ) USPS-062-740 Postmaster: Send address changes to: Bradford Journal P.O. Box 17 Bradford, PA 16701-0017 Phone: 814-465-3468 Copy Deadline: Noon Saturday Published every Thursday at 69 Garlock Hollow. Bradford, PA 16701, Except for the third Thursday in the month of June. Subscription In Advance (By U.S. Mail) Yearly/$50.00 Within County Yearly/$68.00 Outside County Internet Color Version $15.00 yearly Email Color Version $26.00 yearly
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AREA SOCIAL NEWS Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events: SEPTEMBER 2010 Sept. 9: What You Need to Know for Your Year-End Taxes 5:30-7:30pm Fellowship Hall, United Methodist Church, 307 Main St, Port Allegany, PA. Linda Maley, certified financial planner at Fox Financial, will discuss what you need to have ready for your year-end taxes at this free program.To register, contact the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development at 814-362-5078 or firstname.lastname@example.org United Way’s Annual Pig Roast/ Clam Bake 5:45pm West Branch Community Center, W. Washington Street, Bradford, PA. Menu includes roasted pork, clams, corn roast, & more. Music by Mick Marshall, Jim Copeland, and Lisa Platko. Cash bar and raffle. For more information about this annual fundraiser, contact the United Way of the Bradford Area office at 814-368-6181 Sept. 11:
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Farmer’s Market 8am-12noon Old City Hall parking lot, Boylston Street, Bradford, PA Featuring locally grown produce, preserves, baked goods, herbs, honey, crafts, and more. Co-sponsored by the Center for Rural Health Practice at University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and Downtown Bradford Business District Authority. For more information, contact Anita Dolan, Main Street Manager, at 814-598-3865 Sept. 11 - 12: Olean Outdoor Rec & Sports Show 10am-6pm (11), 10am-4pm (12) William O. Smith Rec Center, 551 East State Street, Olean, NY. Opportunities to learn about outdoor recreational choices, attend seminars, purchase recreational equipment, and plan experiences for the entire family. Sponsored by the Greater Olean Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 716-372-4433 or email email@example.com Sept. 11: Movie Night: “The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe” 6:30pm Evans Memorial UMC, 1447
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South Avenue, Lewis Run, PA. Sponsored by Evans Memorial United Methodist Church. For more information, contact Jen Eakin at 814-362-2469 Sept. 12: Autumn Daze/Car Show 9am-4pm Main Street, Bradford, PA. Car show and live musical entertainment, food, vendors, ‘Lil Miss Dreams contest Noon1pm, “Best of Show” trophy and awards. For more information call Main Street Manager Anita Dolan at 814-598-3865 or firstname.lastname@example.org Sept. 14: “Gram’s Rose Garden” Ladies’ Breakfast 9:15am Masonic Center, 625 South Avenue, Bradford, PA. Speaker: Anna England “A Stroke Survivor.” Special feature: Cheryl Bazzoui. Music: Lauren and Dan Law. Cost: $8. Free child care by reservation. Sponsored by Bradford Area Christian Women’s Connection. For reservations, contact Loisanne at 814-368-3669 or Virginia at 814-368-3444 by Sept 10.
Historical Society To Host Fall Dinner Meeting
The McKean County Historical Society will host its annual fall dinner meeting on Thursday, September 16 in the East Smethport United Christian Church hall at 6 p.m. Attorney Anthony Alfieri will be the speaker for the evening and will share information regarding the life of Pennsylvania’s war governor, Andrew Gregg Curtin. Tickets are $13.00 for society members and $15.00 for non-members. They may be purchased at the Old Jail Museum and at Lindgren’s in Smethport.
BIRTHS DAUGHTER, Sept. 1, 2010, to Julie and William Tipton, Bradford, PA.
Obituaries (Continued from pg. 4)
ciuti Gallo, 67, of Old River, Baytown, TX and a longtime Bradford, Pa., resident, passed away Wednesday (Sept. 1, 2010), at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Burial was in Cedarcrest Cemetery. WANDA WOODWanda Marie KeyPhoto by Mary Joseph ser Wood, 78, of died At the Derrick City Diner, Mrs. Loretta Sampson on the left, sits with 84-year-old Mary Smethport, Sprague, August 17th, during Mary’s birthday celebration there. Said Mary, “It’s good Wednesday (Sept. 1, 2010) in the Bradto be here!”
ford Regional Medical Center. LENA PETRUZZILena D. Pais Petruzzi, 88, of Smethport, died Thursday (Sept. 2, 2010) in the SenaKean Manor. Burial was in St. Elizabeth Cemetery. JILL HOLLISJill Hardy Hollis, of Greenville, NC, formerly of Bradford, PA, died Tuesday (Aug. 31, 2010) at her home after a battle with ALS.
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AREA SPORTS SCHEDULES
SMETHPORT AREA HIGH SCHOOL
BRADFORD AREA HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS VARSITY FOOTBALL
Date: Opponent: H/A Time Fri - 9/10/10 - Meadville HS Home 7 p.m.
Date: Opponent: H/A Time Sat p- 9/11/10 - Meadville HS Away 2 p.m.
Date: Opponent: H/A Time Thu - 9/9/10 - Meadville HS Away 1:15 p.m.
Date: Opponent: H/A Time Thur - 9/9/10 Villa Maria Home 4 p.m. Tue- 9/14/10 Strong Vinct. HS Away 4 p.m.
Date: Opponent: H/A Time Thur 9/9/10 Sheffield HS Var. Home 6 p.m. Sat 9/11/10 Kane JV Tourn. Away TBA Mon 9/13/10 Ott-Eldred HS Var. Home 6 p.m. Tue 9/14/10 Ridgway HS Var. Away 6 p.m. Thur 9/16/10 Johnsonburg HS Var. Home 6 p.m.
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Date: Opponent: H/A Time Thur 9/9/10 Cameron Co. HS. Away 3:30 p.m.
2010 Bradford Midget League Football
Forquer Family At Park
Saturday - September 11 10 a.m. - Franklin @ Race Buick 11:15 a.m. - Moose @ Sundahl 12:30 p.m. Kendall @ Fairway Ford 1:45 p.m. Zippo @ KOA 3 p.m. Hull Electric @ Pizza Hut
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Bradford Journal Photo Pony Midget League Pizza Hut #50 breaks free for a moment before being stopped by a desperately defending gang of Race Roadrunners, late in the game, September 4th. Fretz Field. Not withstanding, the game was a big win for Pizza Hut.
Bradford Journal Photo The Forquer family enjoyed a stop at Callahan Park on Labor Day, September 6th. From the left, Crystal Forkuer sits with her daughter Skye 4, while dad, Troy Forquer watches over the pram cradling their newest addition, 6-mos.-old Allissa. They are regulars at Callahan Park.
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Delicious Ways to Improve Heart Health (NAPSI)-No matter where you live, heart disease is preventable about 80 percent of the time with a healthy lifestyle. That’s good news since heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for almost a third (17.1 million) of lost lives annually. To this end, the nonprofit information source CanolaInfo has teamed up with the World Heart Federation, which is committed to global prevention of heart disease and stroke, to raise awareness about heart-smart eating. “It’s easy to forget that heart disease is not just a problem in one’s own country but also around the world,” says World Heart Federation Senior Science Officer Kathryn Taubert, Ph.D. “Diet plays a significant role in protecting or predisposing people to heart disease, so we hope to inspire them to eat more healthfully and make simple changes that may reduce their risk of the disease.” Six culinary experts representing the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Japan, China and India have created a World Heart-Smart Recipe Collection that creates a “passport to good nutrition” using traditional ethnic ingredients. Each recipe contains heart-healthy canola oil, which has the least saturated fat and most omega-3 fat of any cooking oil, zero trans fat and no cholesterol. Representing the U.S., Carla Hall, chef and owner of Alchemy Caterers near Washington, D.C., and a finalist on Bravo’s “Top Chef” Season 5, developed this recipe: Fusilli Pasta with Chile Sauce and Black Bean-Fennel Relish 8 dried New Mexican chiles Boiling water, as needed 1 cup fire-roasted tomatoes, drained
let chiles sit 30 minutes. When chiles have rehydrated, remove from water, reserving 1 cup chile water for later use. Make a slit down each chile, split them lengthwise and remove seeds. Be careful not to touch your eyes or other sensitive areas while handling chiles. Wash hands thoroughly. 2) In a food processor, add chiles, 1 cup reserved chile water, tomatoes, 1 cup black beans and canola oil. Purée until mixture is smooth and reserve for later use. 3) Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain pasta in colander but do not rinse with water. 4) To prepare black bean relish: In a bowl, combine zucchini, fennel, parsley, scallions, lemon, remaining black beans and canola oil. Set aside. 5) In large saucepan over medium-low heat, warm chile sauce, stirring occasionally, 3 - 5 minutes until heated. Take off heat, add pasta and stir briefly to coat noodles with sauce. 6) Transfer pasta to large serving bowl and add black bean-fennel relish to center of pasta. Garnish with feta cheese and serve.
Takes It To The Ten
2½ cups black beans, drained and rinsed, divided Yield: 6 servings. Serving size: 1 cup. 1 Tbsp. canola oil
Nutritional Analysis per Serving: Calories 410, Total Fat 10 g, Saturated Fat 1.5 g, 10 oz. whole-grain fusilli pasta or other Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 250 mg, Carbospiral-shaped pasta hydrates 68 g, Fiber 16 g, Protein 16 g. 1 small zucchini, grated, excluding core
For the entire heart-smart recipe collecBradford Journal Photo tion, go to www.canolainfo.org For more 1 small fennel bulb, cut in half, cored and information about heart disease, go to Zippo Peewee Midget League player #7, Vinnie Bizzarro moves the ball 30 yards thinly sliced www.worldheart.org to Sundahl’s 10-yard line during play at 2 Tbsp. finely chopped parsley Fretz Field, September 4th. 2 scallions, thinly sliced 1 lemon, zested and juiced 1 Tbsp. canola oil ¼ cup feta cheese for garnish 1) To prepare chile sauce: In a bowl, add chiles and cover with boiling water to rehydrate. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and
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Sundahl Stars Midget League Cheerleaders
Bradford Journal Photo Peewee Midget League Sundahl Stars Cheerleaders pose for us at Fretz Field, during their game with Zippo, September 4th. In the back (l-r) are Paige Thomas, Kaylee Lineman, and Madison Guay. In the front (l-r) are Mackenzie Ruffner Alanna Steele, Cheyanne Dow, and Emily Bosworth.
The Glory & The Shame
Bradford Journal Photo Peewee Midget Zippo #12 runs in the extra point after a valiant missed attempted tackle by Sundahl #32, during play on Fretz Field, September 4th.
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ON THE HEALTHY SIDE Martha Simpson D.O. Assistant Professor of Family Medicine Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Yellow Ribbon Program Helps Prevent Teen Suicides Question: The son of a close friend killed himself a few months ago, and it’s so hard to understand. Is there anything that can be done to help prevent suicides among our high-school aged kids. It is so tragic. At that age they are so young and have so much to look forward to. Answer: This is an excellent question. In fact, one of my colleagues lost a son to suicide several years ago, and the young man’s mother has worked tirelessly ever since to increase suicide awareness and prevention. Her efforts have been focused through an excellent program run by the Yellow Ribbon International Suicide Prevention Program. Before I give you more details about this program, here are some basic facts. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people ages ten to twenty-four, and the second leading cause of death for college students. It is the sixth leading cause of death in children from 6 to 9 years old. A major cause of suicide is a treatable psychiatric illness. In fact, ninety percent of teens who commit suicide have been diagnosed with a psychiatric problem. One of the most common of these is depression. Yellow Ribbon says there are “warning signs” that can help you spot depression in teenagers. They are: feelings of sadness or hopelessness, feeling angry or moody, crying easily, chronic worrying, difficulty concentrating, declining school performance, loss of pleasure or interest in activities that used to be fun, sleeping too much or too little, and changes in weight or appetite. Yellow Ribbon -- sponsored by the Auxiliary to the American Osteopathic Association -- emphasizes the fact that suicide is most often not a wish to die, but a desire to end the pain of living. If teens ask for help and have an opportunity to talk about their feelings, it can lessen this pain. Yellow Ribbon has developed an effective method to encourage teens to take that first step and ask for help. Yellow Ribbon distributes cards to teenagers that they can use as a “lifeline” to seek adult help when they don’t have words to express their feelings. One of these cards says at the top in big letters “THIS CARD IS A CRY FOR HELP.” It tells the person who receives the card to stay with the teen, because “you are their lifeline.” It asks the recipient to listen, to take the issue seriously and to get help immediately. At the bottom of the card is a help-line phone number. Even if you’re not given one of these lifeline cards, there are still ways you can help the teenagers you know. First, remember the warning signs of depression
AICR HealthTalk Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN
American Institute for Cancer Research
Q: I am a breast cancer survivor, is it safe for me to be exercising? A: The bottom line advice from a recently published gathering of experts on exercise in cancer survivors is, “avoid inactivity.” The panel stated that overall, exercise is safe for breast cancer survivors, both during and after treatment. The expert panel’s research review concluded that physical activity benefits breast cancer survivors’ quality of life, fitness and anxiety levels; and it seems to decrease fatigue and may help improve weight or body fat versus muscle composition in some women. There are a few conditions that require some attention. Roughly half of breast cancer survivors can have arm or shoulder problems related to treatment; these should be resolved before beginning a program of upper body exercise, and women can learn steps to be proactive in preventing injury. Likewise, women with extreme fatigue or anemia should get these resolved before beginning an exercise program.Women with lymphedema, a swelling that can occur after lymph node removal or radiation to the underarm area, should wear a well-fitting compression garment during exercise, including strength training. Conditions that require some adjustment in exercise plans include heart conditions, decreased immune function and bone metastases or hormonal treatments that put bone health at risk. Survivors currently in chemo- or radiation treatment are advised to take extra precautions to avoid the spread of infections if they work out at public gyms. Breast cancer survivors should not let that list of precautions scare them away or give them the impression that exercise is risky, however. With so many benefits, they’re urged to gradually incorporate both aerobic and strength training into their lifestyles, but to do so wisely with input from their physician and, ideally, an exercise trainer with cancer-specific expertise. Survivors can check with their local cancer treatment center for suggestions, and with the local YMCA to see if they participate in the LiveSTRONG partnership with the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Q: How risky are the compounds called AGEs in cooked meats? A: AGEs (advanced glycation end products) may increase oxidation and inflammation in the body, promote diabetes and heart disease, and play some role in cancer development. These compounds form when beef, pork, chicken and fish are cooked, especially at higher temperatures and with dry heat (roasting, grilling, frying and broiling). AGEs form when high-fat foods are heated to high tem-
peratures and in production of dry-heat processed snack foods (such as crackers, chips and cookies). AGEs also form within the body during normal metabolism. Animal and limited human research suggests that greater consumption of AGEs raises body levels of these compounds. Many foods contain these compounds, but people who eat diets high in grilled or roasted meats, fats and highly processed foods could consume more than double the AGEs of people who eat meals rich in plant foods with smaller amounts of meat, especially prepared by moist heat (in soup or stew, microwaved, poached). It would be premature to make dietary changes solely based on concern about AGEs, but the mostly plant-based diet with meats in only moderate portions (infrequently cooked at high temperatures) and limited use of highly processed foods is already the advice to reduce risk of cancer and promote overall health.
I mentioned earlier. Second, take his or her words and actions seriously. Don’t ignore any talk of suicide, hopelessness or despair. Ask about the teen’s home life. Situational stress such as the death of a parent or abuse can lead to thoughts of suicide. Seek professional help. Remem-
ber that depression is treatable both with drugs and counseling. To educate yourself about teen suicide, log onto www.yellowribbon.org visit your local library, or look in the phone book for support groups.
Mel Urges Them On
Bradford Journal Photo Zippo Flame Midget League Coach Mel Bizzarro motivates and educates the peewees on field during the Zippo vs. Sundahl game held September 4th on Fretz Field.
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BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCES The Financial Challenges Of Divorce -by Jason Alderman Even in a strong economy, divorce is often difficult and costly; but in a prolonged recession, it can be financially devastating. For example, suppose that: • Neither spouse can afford to buy out the other and you’re forced to sell the house at a loss – or even go into foreclosure. • One of you has been unemployed for a prolonged period and you’ve run up major debt. • One or both of you have difficulty finding independent, affordable health insurance. • The retirement and investment accounts you’ve accumulated together and now must divide have lost significant value. Even in an uncontested divorce, recovering from any of these scenarios would be difficult. But if your divorce is acrimonious, additional legal fees could leave you further in the hole. Here are some important financial issues to consider when you separate: Do-it-yourself divorce kits are widely available, but even couples with few assets who part amicably still need capable representation. That may mean hiring an attorney who specializes in divorce to at least review your paperwork and make sure you haven’t overlooked anything you might later regret. To avoid a conflict of interest, you should each have your own attorney. Ask friends for recommendations, including those who have recently divorced. Ask attorneys you know who specialize in other areas if they can recommend a good divorce attorney. Another resource is the American Bar Association (www.abanet.org under “Public Resources”), which has a state-by-state search engine for finding legal help. You may also want to consult a financial planner for advice on how to fairly divide property whose value has escalated (or plummeted), calculate child support and ensure you’re sufficiently insured, as well as explain Social Security and retirement plan implications. A good financial planner could save you money in the long run by helping to avoid prolonged court battles and mapping out a plan for future financial security. If you don’t know one, good resources are the Financial Planning Association (www. fpaforfinancialplanning.org) and the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (https://www.institutedfa.com.) To protect your credit status, close joint bank or credit card accounts and open new ones in your own name; otherwise, an economically struggling or vindictive ex-spouse could amass debt in your name and ruin your credit. Be sure all closed accounts are paid off, even if you must trans-
fer balances to your new account and pay them yourself. That’s because late or unmade payments by either party on a joint account – open or closed – will damage both of your credit scores. Check your credit reports before, during and after the divorce to make sure you’re aware of all outstanding debts and to ensure that all joint accounts were properly closed. The three major credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, don’t always list the same accounts, so to be safe, order reports from each. You can order
one free credit report annually from each through www.annualcreditreport.com or more frequently for a small fee from each bureau. For additional financial considerations related to divorce, visit Practical Money Skills for Life, Visa Inc’s free personal financial management site at: www.practicalmoneyskills.com/divorce Don’t get caught up in the emotional turmoil of divorce and forget to protect your future financial interests.
Little Tribe Of Children Head To Callahan Park
Bradford Journal Photo Along Poplin Avenue on Labor Day, September 6th, children stopped for a photo. From the left to right are Morgan DiFazio 11 holding Charlie Miller 2, Adelle DiFazio 12 standing behind Austin Snyder 4, and Anastacia Deitz 7. They were on their way to Callahan Park.
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CHRONOLOGICAL LISTINGS Engagements, Marriages, Births & Deaths ENGAGEMENTS:
ANDERSON/ TERWILLIGERLindsey Anderson and John Terwilliger, both of Bradford, are engaged and plan to wed October 2nd. She is the daughter of Jeff and Linda Anderson of Rixford. He is the son of Ron and Lori Terwilliger. BAILEY/JUDSONAmanda Joy Bailey and Nicholas Matthew Freeland Judson, both of Massachusetts, are engaged and plan to wed. She is the daughter of Ralph and Rebecca Bailey of Bradford. He is the son of Horace Freeland of Baltimore, MD and the late Penelope Sylvia Judson. MARRIAGES: HAYNOSKI/ VOSLERKristina Haynoski of Great Valley, NY and Adam Vosler of Bradford, PA, were united in marriage June 5th at the First Presbyterian Church. BIRTHS: AUG. 26, 2010: SON, to George Lehman and Jillian Pulley, Olean, NY. AUG. 27, 2010: DAUGHTER, to Adam and Katherine Harrier Jeffery, Olean, NY. AUG. 29, 2010:
DAUGHTER, to Shaniqua Gayton, Olean, NY. AUG. 31, 2010: SON, to Aaron Gee and Cassandra Henard, Allegany, NY. SEPT. 1, 2010: DAUGHTER, to Julie and William Tipton, Bradford, PA. SON, to Maurice Arnold and Melissa Struble, Portville, NY. SEPT. 2, 2010: SON, to Alyssa Wilamowski, Allegany, NY. SON, to Gina and Glen Pistner, St. Marys, PA. SON, to Christina Schmitz and Devan Moye, St. Marys, PA. DEATHS: AUG. 28, 2010: KILHOFER, C. Ann – 80, of Bradford, PA. AUG. 29, 2010: THIELGES, Ann M. Kelley – 47, of Port Allegany, PA. CHAPELL, Gloria J. Osborne – 81, of Coudersport, PA. AUG. 30, 2010: BENSON, May Ida Venator – 92, of Port Allegany, PA. CLARK, Jan E. Meabon – 59, of Bradford, PA. MILLER, Raymond F. – 83, of Harrison Valley, PA. AUG. 31, 2010: NICHOLS, Charles H. – 81, of Coudersport, PA. TORNATELA, Dorothy J. Ross – 88, of
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Bradford Journal Photo Gary Bentley is seen at Callahan Park, on Labor Day, September 6th, with his 2year-old granddaughter Ava Harper, and his daughter, Ava’s mom, Brook Bentley. They come to the park often.
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JUST PASSING TIME THEME: “Folk Heroes” ACROSS: 1. Steep slope formed by erosion 6. Financial person 9. Pakistan’s official literary language 13. *a.k.a. “The Little Mermaid” 14. Blood testing site 15. Children’s respiratory disease 16. Klepto_____ 17. One or some 18. Respond 19. *Babe’s companion 21. *Pilgrims’ helper 23. South in French 24. Flightless birds 25. Greenwich time 28. Architectural drawing, e.g. 30. Location of famous 1971 prison riot 35. *Cherry tree-chopping Washington wasn’t one 37. Keen on 39. Break of day 40. Wheel shaft 41. *Wilderness Road trailblazer 43. Speed ____ 44. “___ __ extenuating circumstances” 46. Lice eggs 47. Seed cover 48. Peanut butter to a cracker 50. Reluctant, followed by “to” 52. Between NE and E
53. Gene Simmons’ rock band 55. Upton Sinclair novel upon which movie “There Will Be Blood” was based 57. *”Gone With the Wind” heroine, minus a “t” 61. Air passage through which air leaves a mine 64. “Drove my chevy to the _____”, according to Don McLean 65. Extrasensory perception 67. Type of whip 69. In a cold manner 70. Likewise 71. Giraffe-like African animal 72. *Coonskin hatwearing frontiersman 73. Center of the solar system 74. “_____ eleison,” or “Lord, have mercy” in Latin DOWN: 1. *Famous U.S. army recruiter and “uncle” 2. Penny-pinching boss of SpongeBob SquarePants 3. Indigenous people and language of Japan 4. *Paul Revere seized them on his midnight ride 5. Highlight or spotlight 6. Kin group 7. *Peter of the Lost
Boys the Atlantic people 8. Bottomless pit 63. Brazilian Indigenous 66. ___-chef 9. a.k.a. Carbamide 10. Multicolored horse 11. Type of tape famous for its versatility 12. “__ __ no good” 15. Hard outer layers 20. Improvise 22. In so far as 24. Ensnares 25. Trash bag manufacturer, possessive form 26. Kind of mistake 27. An early European coin, a.k.a. thaler 29. In a little while, oldfashioned 31. Deepest brass instrument 32. Habituate 33. Mediterranean spice 34. *Johnny Chapman’s fruit of choice 36. Network of nerves 38. On top of 42. To bar by estoppel 45. *Famous female sharpshooter 49. “___ Hard,” movie 51. *Wild Bill’s surname 54. Cancel an edit, pl. 56. *Lincoln’s physique 57. Skidded 58. Plural of cecum 59. Tel ____, city 60. Count on 61. Common 2nd word in fairytale 62. *Lindbergh and Earhart did this across
68. Loose it on casual Friday?
YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE September 9 - September 15, 2010
ARIES - (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) The New Moon this week, gives you timely encouragement to keep going with any self improvement program. TAURUS - (Apr. 20 - May 20) Life is set to take on a very dynamic edge this week for you Taurus. An improvement in self-confidence can be the spur, so just dare to believe that change can actually be worth instigating. GEMINI - (May 21 - June 20) A deeply personal matter, one that you’ve been mulling over, is now ripe for resolution. CANCER - (June 21 - July 22) If you have suffered a misunderstanding with anyone, try to quickly resolve it and make up. LEO - (July 23, - Aug. 22) Stay cool Leo, continue to be persistent but polite, but widen the scope of your plans. VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) You may be ruing how one situation has panned out, but as the old saying goes…”when one door slams shut, so another can soon spring open”. LIBRA - (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) If you are someone with a lot of flair, this is the perfect time to express this. SCORPIO - (Oct. 23, - Nov. 21) Your outlook has shifted a long way in recent times, yet all this has been preparing you for a fresh start. A start you will appreciate and welcome once it really takes hold, and take hold it will. SAGITTARIUS - (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) You may find that co-operation works better than confrontation, so just let things flow Archer. CAPRICORN - (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) The desire to widen your boundaries will rarely be stronger. You have yet to escape from the humdrum and head off for a break, AQUARIUS - (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) Someone may find you absolutely enchanting Aquarius. In fact, they can be so impressed it can leave you feeling a little bashful. PISCES - (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) Relationships, or one in particular, may have had their fair share of ups and downs in the last few weeks, but the New Moon in your sector of relating, as well as a tender link between your co-ruler Neptune and love planet Venus, encourages you to be as forgiving as possible. Sometimes it really is better to let bygones, be exactly that and move on.
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THE BOOK REPORT Adaptable Homes Hold Value
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(NAPSI)-Your home will hold value over time if you heed the advice of housing expert Marianne Cusato, best-selling author of “Get Your House Right” (Sterling) and “The Value of Design” (James Hardie). She says smaller, smarter, welldesigned homes are where long-term value lies. “Adaptability,” “sustainability,” “livability” and “connectivity” are the new buzzwords, Cusato contends. Square footage, location and comparables are no longer the sole indicators of value. These days, she adds, Realtors and homeowners are looking through a new lens to understand how to achieve longterm value in our biggest lifetime investment. Out are the lawyer foyers, cathedral ceilings, space shuttle windows and Roman tubs. In are authentic architectural details,
windows on all walls, and rooms that can adapt to our changing lives over time. “We are entering an exciting new era where the value of our home is defined not by a checklist of random items, but by our home’s ability to live well through the years,” explained Cusato. “The bells and whistles of the average McMansion were focused on resale, not on living, and didn’t end up delivering on the true aspirations for the American Dream Home. These aspirations are met when homes are designed to live in.” Cusato’s ideas were hailed at the recent International Builders’ Show, where she debuted plans for her New Economy Home. You can take a tour of the home (and qualify to win a Kindle) at www.builderconcepthome2010.com Bradford Journal Photo To learn more about Cusato, visit Jim Martinez of Allegany, NY who runs www.mariannecusato.com his own freelance lawn service business, spent some time Labor Day, September 6th, looking for a lot with a cottage on this side of the border. No doubt he’s looking (NAPSI)-An intriguing book provides To learn more, visit for a town like ours, further south, where insights into women’s lives and friend- www.girlsfromames.com the weather’s better. ships that many women--and the men who care about them--may find revealing. It’s the story of 11 ordinary women with an extraordinary bond. The Wall Street ( N A P S I ) - - H o t Druidic pagan cross This book is through Journal’s “Moving On” columnist Jeffrey off the presses in pa- connects them. available wherever www.harpercollins. Zaslow, co-author of “The Last Lecture,” perback, New York The bizarre mur- books are sold or com chronicles their lives from their early days Times and USA ders thrust Comin the town of Ames, Iowa. Today best-selling mander Gray Pierce Waiting For Next Game They moved to eight different states, author James Rol- and Sigma Force yet managed to maintain an enduring lins’ edge-of-your- into a global hunt for friendship that would carry them through seat thriller “The a powerful group of college and careers, marriage and moth- Doomsday Key” industrialists who erhood, dating and divorce, illnesses and (Harper mass mar- have a stranglehold even a mysterious death. The “girls” have ket) finds Sigma on the world’s food a lifetime of memories, some evocative of Force--an elite, supply. Aided by their generation and others that will reso- covert unit--em- two women from nate with any woman who has ever had a broiled in a centu- his past, Gray flees a friend. ries-old secret. “The trio of high-tech asThat’s important, according to research Doomsday Key” sassins as he pieces at the University of Missouri. It found that has been described together the clues. women who have a strong support system- as being more like In every Sigma -a network of friends and family they call a roller-coaster ride Force thriller, Rolon for help--are more likely to have high than a novel. lins contemplates self-esteem. This book can almost serve as Three murders how the advancea manual on developing, keeping and re- bear horrifying re- ment of technologyviving friendships. semblances: At -if used by the wrong Now available in paperback from Goth- Princeton Univer- people--could lead am Books, “The Girls From Ames” cap- sity, a famed ge- to the catastrophic tures what it was like to be girls in the neticist dies inside destruction of so‘60s, to come of age in the ‘70s and ‘80s a biohazard lab. In ciety. Here, Rollins and enter middle age in the new millen- Rome, a Vatican explores how overBradford Journal Photo nium. archaeologist is population and the From the left are Haley Ransom 11, Wyatt found dead in the diminishing food Bond 4 (working on a candy bar), and Jenheart of St. Peter’s supply have spurred na Bond 8, September 4th at Fretz Field. See More Photos Online Basilica. In Africa, scientists to create Haley and Jenna are Franklin Adjusters In Our Photo Gallery a U.S. senator’s genetically modi- Cheerleaders, waiting for their game with Just Click On A Photo son is slain within a fied crops to better their tough upcoming game with the FairTo See More! Red Cross camp. A feed the hungry. way Mustangs.
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CHILDREN & PARENTING
Protect Your Youngsters From Classroom Germs (NAPSI)-Germs at school are nothing to sneeze at. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 22 million school days are lost each year due to the common cold and flu. That may be why parents worry as much about their children bringing home germs as they do bad grades. According to a study conducted by Kelton Research for Seventh Generation, 82 percent of K-5 parents fret about germs in their children’s classrooms. Fortunately, that may not have to happen. “Minimizing the number of diseasecausing germs that your children are exposed to is easier than you might think,” says Dr. Alan Greene, best-selling author and pediatrician. “The key to success is knowing where the germs reside in the classroom and at home, and what to use to manage them.” Dr. Greene recommends using disinfectants that kill germs naturally to clean high-traffic areas such as desks, doorknobs and remote controls. Because the average child contracts 6.5
colds a year, Dr. Greene suggests taking the following precautions to keep your children away from germs: Optimize the immune system • Reap the benefits of probiotics such as those found in yogurt. A recent study showed that children who had enough probiotics daily throughout the cold and flu season had a significant reduction in the number of illnesses they contracted. • Be sure your child is getting plenty of vitamin D from the sun, from food or from a supplement. • Build a strong foundation. Good food, good sleep and good physical activity all help the immune system flourish. Reduce unnecessary exposure to harmful germs • Teach children the key times to clean their hands in the classroom, including after sneezing, coughing or using the restroom, upon leaving “high-risk” places (recess, naptime, play stations) and before eating. • Stress the importance of not touching the eyes, nose or mouth.
• Demonstrate to your children how to cover their mouths and noses for every cough and sneeze. • Sixty percent of teachers surveyed request that parents donate disinfecting wipes to the classroom. The ones from Seventh Generation, considered the world’s most trusted brand of authentic and environmentally responsible products for a healthy home, can kill 99.99 percent of germs naturally with the active ingredient thymol, derived from the herb thyme. Learn More: For more germ-fighting tips during school days, visit : www.SeventhGeneration.com
Sleepover Suggestions--helping Your Child Feel More Comfortable (NAPSI)-While some kids beg their parents to attend sleepover after sleepover, many are apprehensive about spending the night away from home, especially those who may have bedtime issues. If your child is afraid of the dark, occasionally wets the bed or is just nervous about sleeping somewhere new, sleepovers can often be a source of anxiety and pressure for him or her. As a parent, you can help them feel more comfortable and at ease with these sleepover suggestions from the GoodNites® NiteLite™ Panel. For more sleepover tips and compassionate support for your child’s bedtime issues, visit www.GoodNites. com To Grandmoth-
er’s House They Go Dawn Meehan, mother of six and author of Because I Said So…, recommends doing a sleepover “test run” somewhere they’re already comfortable with--like Grandma’s house. “If your child is apprehensive about sleeping over at a friend’s house, you might want to set up a sleepover at Grandma’s or another close relative’s house,” Meehan said. “This can be a great way to help your child gain confidence.” To ensure the practice sleepover goes smoothly, make sure Grandma knows about their bedtime concerns in advance. Host the Sleepover at Your House Often, kids struggle with sleepovers because they fear
embarrassment if their friends learn about their nighttime issues. “Social acceptance plays a major role in developing and maintaining self-esteem,” said Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg, pediatrician and mother of three. If your child is concerned about staying at a friend’s house, have the first sleepover at your house and limit it to just one friend so he or she is not overwhelmed. Having the sleepover at your house creates a safe zone where your child can enjoy the fun experience, increasing willingness to venture to a friend’s house in the future. Plus, they can be more discreet about using a night light or putting on GoodNites® Underwear for comfort and protection if they
wet the bed. Keep Sleepover Conversations Casual Constantly talking about sleepovers or bedtime issues may increase their fears. Don’t push your children to attend or host sleepovers if they’re not ready-the last thing you want them to feel is pressured. Instead, casually bring it up in conversation, like “This would be a fun game to play with your friends at a sleepover,” so they can warm up to the idea. Share Your Sleepover Stories Sometimes, kids find comfort in knowing they’re not alone. Share your experiences with your children about the fun sleepovers you attended as a kid and give them a chance to
ask questions or express their anxiety. “Remember, effective communication is a two-way street, so listen closely to what your children tell you and validate their concerns
and feelings,” said Dr. Trachtenberg. They’ll enjoy hearing your stories and may be more interested in attending the next sleepover if they know you had good experiences.
Intent On The Game
Bradford Journal Photo Fans watch the Zippo vs. Sundahl peewee Midget League Game game, September 4th at Fretz Field. In the front center, (lr) are Becky Nichols, Maneula Tripepi, and Debi Nichols. The day was cold and rainy.
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HEALTH & FITNESS
What Kind Of Nut Are You? (NAPSI)-A guest crosses the threshold of the door and arrives at a big, loud party. Does she make a grand entrance or does she quietly greet other guests on her way to the kitchen, where she checks on the busy hostess and offers her help? The answers to 10 questions like that can help you determine your “nut” personality in an online quiz. Inspired by a study done by the founder of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, it’s a lighthearted approach to personality profiling. You just go to the Fisher Nuts website (www.fishernuts.com) or Facebook fan page
(www.facebook.com/fishernutsbrand) and answer multiple choice questions such as: How do you feel at home? How do you feel at work? What is your personal motto? What would your perfect day be? What did you really want to say to that person? How you reply can tell you which of five types of nuts you resemble: • Salted Peanuts: dramatic extroverts who crave novelty and thrive as the center of attention. They are easily bored with the usual routine and, while charming in social situations, are sensitive to criticism and rejection. These are people to take to a party. They probably love roller coasters and karaoke.
Watch Your Diet To Maintain Healthy Vision (NAPSI)-Surprisingly, the phrase “you are what you eat” may be most significant when it comes to your eyesight. Yet many people are not aware of the positive effects that a healthy, balanced diet can have on their eyes. A recent study in the United Kingdom by Transitions Optical revealed that 43 percent of consumers were unaware that improper nutrition can cause damage to the eyes and even contribute to conditions such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. “Good nutrition and a proper, balanced diet are important in any aspect of personal health,” said Dr. Vincent Young, ophthalmologist. “When I talk to my patients about diet, I stress the importance of balance. When recommending specific foods, leafy green vegetables, such as kale and collard greens, are great components of a diet that promotes healthy sight.” What’s more, 93 percent of the study’s respondents considered sight to be their most valuable sense and the one they feared losing the most, yet most showed a lack of knowledge about foods that contribute to healthy eyesight. According to Dr. Young, other foods that benefit the eyes include fruits, such as grapes and berries, vegetables, especially carrots and squash, soy, nuts and wine, in moderation. These foods contain vitamins A, C and E as well as fatty acids and omega-3, all of which contribute to eye health. Dr. Young also stresses the importance of maintaining a healthy diet when managing diabetes, since diabetes often causes vision-threatening complications, such as diabetic retinopathy and, in some cases, even blindness. For diabetic patients, diets low in sodium and rich in antioxidants are good. While a balanced diet promotes healthy vision from the inside, it’s also important to protect your eyes from the outside. Dr.
Young recommends the following steps to protect and promote healthy sight for the entire family: • Schedule regular visits to your eye doctor • Wear sunscreen and UV-protective clothing • Consider adaptive eyeglass lenses, such as Transitions lenses, that automatically adjust the level of darkness to block 100 percent of UV rays and help to reduce distracting glare • Drink plenty of water daily and maintain a balanced diet high in beta-carotene and antioxidants To learn more about healthy sight, visit www.transitions.com
Jared At DeSoto Motel
Photo by Mary Joseph Jarred Baker is seen with his bicycle at the DeSoto Motel in Foster Brook, September 3rd. He is on a road trip from Bend Oregon to Beemerville, NJ. He says he’s traveled along the northern States, up into southern Ontario, Canada and finally crossed into NY State. From there he headed down into Bradford and has only a couple hundred miles to go to reach at his destination.
• Almonds: scrupulous, conscientious, moral perfectionists who have high standards for themselves and others. While intensely motivated, they tend to become overcommitted at work or home, taking on more projects than they can comfortably complete. A hands-on approach to problems makes almond lovers excellent workers. • Pecans: devoted, loyal, true friends. Overly generous, pecan lovers will consider others’ needs before their own. Dependable, they are most comfortable with the usual routines of life. They are tenacious, committed team players who don’t require adulation, being satisfied sharing accolades with their friends, family or coworkers. • Cashews: empathic, easy-going and well adjusted. Cashew lovers make for a great spouse or parent. Calm and levelheaded, they can be depended on in times of crisis or emergency. A cashew is a good person to have around when the plumbing goes awry or the lights go out. He or she just knows what to do. • Walnuts: aggressive, achievement-oriented, natural leaders. Competitive, successful, driven, intolerant of defeat. Walnut lovers demand the best at work and at home. They are easily irritated with the routine side of life. They cannot tolerate life’s inconveniences, such as being stuck in rush hour traffic or waiting in long lines. Packed with protein and other essential nutrients, nuts are a healthier choice than many snack options. In fact, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “diets containing one ounce of nuts per day can reduce your risk of heart disease.” Nuts also have a better balance of good versus bad fat than many traditional snacks and include fatty acids that are good for cellular health. As for the first question, those who make a grand entrance with flair might turn out to be peanut people--dramatic extroverts who thrive at the center of attention. Those who check in with the hostess first would likely be pecan people--overly generous folks who consider others’ needs before their own. Which nut are YOU? Just go to fishernuts.com or facebook.com/fishernutsbrand and find out! John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBSS) is a leading processor, marketer and distributor of shelled and in-shell nuts and snacks including the Fisher, Orchard Valley Harvest and Sunshine Country brands.
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Don’t Let Networking Make You A Target (NAPSI)-Social networks are a growing Web destination--and a growing target for cybercriminals. Facebook membership has grown to more than 400 million active users, a 229 percent jump over the previous year, while Twitter recently reported a 1,500 percent growth in new registered users during the course of a year. But the risks have also grown. Webroot, a leading provider of Internet security software for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, has seen an increase in attacks on social networks in recent months, including a 23 percent increase in spam
received on such sites in the past year. A recent study by the company revealed how social network users still put their identities at risk: • 28 percent of users report they’ve never changed their default privacy settings. • 81 percent place no restrictions on who can see their recent activity. • 53 percent aren’t sure who can see their profile. • 33 percent of users use the same password to log on to multiple social networks. What Can Users Do? Here are a few guidelines for safer social networking:
Tablet Computers Find A Home In The Classroom (NAPSI)-One of the latest developments in the computer field is already benefiting many students and teachers. Tablet computers seem to be finding a home in both the traditional and the electronic classroom. Students say that by using tablets they can collaborate easily with their peers. Teachers find they
can use tablets to monitor students’ grasp of the material that has been covered. For example, with software such as DyKnow Vision, teachers can send a “status request” during a lesson to gauge each student’s level of understanding, without the embarrassing raise of hands. “I’m not using canned ex-
Play On Labor Day
Bradford Journal Photo Left to right at Callahan Park September 6th are Meronica Deitz 10, Khloe Miller 3, and Destinee Deitz 10. They were having a nice time at the park during the few sunny hours on an otherwise inclement Labor Day.
amples from a textbook any-more. I’m using real examples immediately pulled from the student’s tablet,” says computer science professor Roy Pargas at Clemson University. Like many smartphones, tablets have touch capabilities built into the screen. Students can touch the screen on tablets to manipulate, interact and share content with one another inside and outside the classroom, which can foster an interactive environment. With pen-based tablets, such as the HP EliteBook 2740p, students can take digital notes in their own handwriting as well as download and annotate slide presentations during lectures. Once outside the classroom, students can revisit their notes to study alone or share their notes with classmates. Professor Dave Berque of DePauw University and his students use HP tablets with Intel Core Duo processors and DyKnow Vision
software to take notes, solve problems and share solutions in his computer science class. They can also replay notes after class. As a result, he saw failure rates drop from 14 percent to 1 percent. Said Berque, “Tablet PCs make the classroom an interactive environment, and that tends to give a lot of feedback to everyone involved.” Tablets are more than an interactive tool; they can also save time. Instead of spending hours after class grading papers, teachers can mark papers electronically and then transfer the scores into an electronic grade-tracking system. Many believe that with tablet PCs, the classroom can become a more interactive environment. Teachers and students alike can find success in all the touch capabilities that tablets have to offer. To learn more, visit :
• Make personal information private--Protect yourself by updating privacy settings on your profile to restrict or omit access to any personal data. If you use services that allow you to share, be especially careful to not disclose your location to the wrong people. • Read between the lines--Familiarize yourself with the social networks’ privacy options to ensure you’re taking advantage of any enhanced security features. • Be exclusive--Only accept friend requests, e-mails and site links from people you know, and even then, be selective about what you open. • Protect the password--As a critical line of defense, it is more important than ever for members to choose their passwords wisely, make them different from one site to the next, and change each at regular intervals. Incorporating numbers, letters and special characters like !, $ and * into your password makes it stronger. • Suite security--Make sure your computer has an added layer of security to stop attacks before they happen. By scanning your machine for dormant viruses with a free scan and an Internet security suite, you can proactively protect your PC. Webroot offers several comprehensive Internet security solutions for consumers, including AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper and Internet Security Essentials. For more information, visit www.webroot.com
Avoiding A Digital Divide
(NAPSI)-A new government plan to speed up Internet access could do so at the expense of rural areas that already face challenges. Experts worry that the National Broadband Plan, a mandate currently being considered by policy-makers as a way to bring broadband to every home, would create a digital divide, setting speed goals for rural areas that are 25 times slower than urban areas. Such a divide would curtail rural educational opportunities such as distance learning and threaten consumer welfare by limiting rural telemedicine initiatives. The plan could also sharply increase consumer rates and limit the use of Internet services such as job seeking, paying taxes and shopping, which could further economically disadvantage rural areas. “The people who live in rural America need services-schools, libraries, hospitals,” said Shirley Bloomfield, CEO of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA). “Shouldn’t all Americans have access to the same broadwww.hp.com/go/hied band connections?” or call (800) 888For more information, visit www.ntca.org 0262.
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TRAVEL & VACATIONS
Driver’s Ed For Dog Owners (NAPSI)-When dog owners are behind the wheel of a car, their dog can drive them to distraction. And that, it appears, can lead to dangerous situations for both. That’s one of the key findings of a recent survey that examined what happens when dog owners take their dog with them when they hit the road. Doggie Distractions The survey was conducted by North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization--AAA--and Kurgo, which makes products specifically designed for traveling with your dog. The survey found that 31 percent of respondents admit to being distracted by their dog while driving, while 59 percent say they have participated in at least one distracting behavior while driving with their dog. More than half--55 percent-- have petted their dog while driving, and one in five--21 percent--allowed their dog to sit in their lap. Other distracting behaviors that drivers
admitted to include giving food and water to their dog (7 percent) and playing with their dog (5 percent). These kinds of behaviors can distract the driver and increase the risk of a crash. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that looking away from the road for only two seconds doubles your risk of being in a crash. Unrestrained Risks Unrestrained dogs can be a danger to a driver, a passenger and to the dog itself. An overwhelming 80 percent of respondents stated that they have driven with their pets on a variety of car trips including day trips, local errands and leisure trips or to work, the pet store or dog parks. However, only 17 percent use any form of pet restraint system when driving with their dog. Safety Tips To increase driver and pet safety, here are some tips: • The use of a pet restraint system, such as
those available from Kurgo (www.kurgo. com), can aid in limiting distractions and help protect your pet. • Keep your dog in the backseat, as you would a child. Being in the front seat can expose a dog to being injured if the car’s air bag is deployed. • Remember, a dog near a driver can interfere with both a driver’s physical and mental ability to operate the vehicle. When a dog blocks the brake pedals or takes the driver’s attention off the road, it has become a safety hazard. To learn more about keeping yourself and your dog safer while driving, visit www.AAA.com or www.kurgo.com Pet owners who want to take their pet on a longer trip can find all the information they need to make their vacation easier and safer in “Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA PetBook,” which includes petfriendly, AAA Approved property listings and advice on traveling with pets. Visit www.aaa.com/petbook
A Swashbuckling Vacation Offers Varied Adventures Florida’s Cultural Coast
( N A P S I ) - Yo u don’t have to be a pirate to steal away to one of the nation’s most beautiful destinations, but knowing more about pirates could increase your appreciation of all this location has to offer. North Carolina’s Crystal Coast is known for its many charms, but lovers of pirate lore and fans of the soon-tobe-released “Pirates of the Caribbean 4” may be pleased to learn that in the 1700s it once played host to Blackbeard and his swashbuckling crew. The familyfriendly destination is also the final resting place for the Queen Anne’s Revenge. From exploring Blackbeard’s ship and visiting Blackbeard’s Hammock House, to searching for hidden treasure
at the haunted Fort Macon, bustling buccaneers can embark on a journey that retraces the famous pirate’s nefarious ways. Treasure abounds at the Beaufort Historic Site, North Carolina’s thirdoldest town and past stomping grounds of Blackbeard, with double-decker bus tours of the old jail, courthouse, apothecary and Old Burying Ground. Horse lovers may appreciate a visit to Shackleford Banks. For more than 300 years, wild mustangs have roamed the unscathed shoreline after swimming ashore when a Spanish pirate ship exploring the New World met a tragic fate off North Carolina’s shores. The wild horses have frolicked on the pristine deserted beaches and foraged for food with not a
saddle or fence in sight. Brave buckoes can board a kayak tour exploring the world of eco-diversity and thriving history of this pirate-drenched destination. They experience the area by drifting on a guided tour through waters previously navigated by infamous buccaneers. Dangling like a delicate string of pearls off the coast of North Carolina, this favored Atlantic beach destination of generations represents one of the only remaining natural barrier island systems in the world. Noted as the “Graveyard of the
Atlantic,” it is considered the No. 1 dive location in the U.S. With more than 2,000 shipwrecks lining the ocean floor, the coast provides underwater history and an abundance of marine life beauty in warm, clear Gulf Stream waters. Popular diving spots include a 300-year-old wreck and a German Uboat sunk by local forces in WW II. The area also provides visitors a chance to dine on “fresh-from-thedocks” seafood caught the same day in clean coastal waters. For more information, visit www.crystalcoastnc.org
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(NAPSI)-Getting past the sun and surf, culture-savvy insiders know that Sarasota County is much more than its beaches, boating, golfing and dining. Ranked as the No. 3 Best Art Town in John Villani’s book “The 100 Best Art Towns in America,” this mecca for the arts can boast its own globally acclaimed art museums, opera, ballet, symphony orchestras and theater. It all started with John Ringling of Ringling Brothers fame. When he built a winter home in Sarasota County in the mid1920s, he brought along his splendid art collection, which he acquired in his world travels when looking for new circus acts. Ringling’s emphasis on the arts is celebrated annually in October with the Festival sARTée as well as a five-day international festival. Partnered between The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota County and the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City, eleven stage productions will headline this year’s Ringling International Arts Festival (October 13−17). Sarasota County’s modern thriving art scene also includes the Sarasota Opera, the Sarasota Orchestra, the Sarasota Ballet (the only professional company in Florida’s Gulf) as well as the Asolo Repertory Theatre. For more information, call (800) 5229799 or visit www.sarasotafl.org/arts
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AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSPORTATION Navigating The Roadmap To Car Shopping Success (NAPSI)-Despite a wealth of information available to help consumers find a vehicle, the car shopping process can still be intimidating for some--especially women. A recent survey from AutoTrader.com, the Internet’s leading auto classifieds marketplace and consumer information website, found that about one in four women finds shopping for a vehicle “stressful,” compared to only 15 percent of men. Furthermore, while nearly half of men feel “certain and confident” when visiting car dealerships, only one in four women feels the same way. According to Courtney Hansen, host of Spike TV’s “Powerblock” and author of “The Garage Girl’s Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Your Car,” shopping for a car can be a fun and rewarding experience, regardless of the buyer’s automotive know-how. “Long gone are the days when making car purchases is a man’s role. In fact, women influence over 80 percent of all automotive sales,” she says. “Doing your homework on sites like AutoTrader.com and arming yourself with a few simple tips will help anyone in the market for a new car feel more satisfied with the purchase in the end.” Developed by Hansen, the new AutoTrader.com Roadmap to Car Shopping Success makes it easy for women to approach the car- shopping experience with certainty, regardless of how car savvy they are. It also provides them with tips and insights needed to find the right vehicle for them. Some of these tips, available at www.AutoTrader.com/roadmap, include:
Considerations and Precautions • Get a CARFAX history report before buying any pre-owned vehicle, based on the vehicle’s Vehicle Identification Number. • Review government and insurance company crash test ratings for any vehicle you’re considering.
Negotiating • Go to the dealership armed with the best interest rate that you can locate on your own. • When negotiating a monthly payment, focus on the actual price of the car. • Ask the dealer or seller to explain how the cost breaks down and get it in writing. For more information, visit”: www.AutoTrader.com/roadmap
Smart Tips For Insurance Shoppers
(NAPSI)-When buying a car, there’s (the amount you’ll pay out of pocket in the more to consider than the make and mod- event of an accident), you can raise them el. Price, size, gas mileage--even the way and pay less premium. it feels behind the wheel--affect your deciHow is my rate determined? Rates are sion. You should also weigh your options based on a combination of pieces of inforwhen buying auto insurance. With many mation about you, your driving record and brands and features and price ranges out your car. It’s important for you to provide there, it pays to do your homework. accurate information to your agent or to Here are some common questions peo- the insurance company. It helps determine ple ask Progressive when they shop for in- the best options and rates for you. surance: Can I get a lower rate? Many insurance What type of auto insurance can I choose companies offer discounts that can help from? There are two types of auto insur- lower your rate. For example, Progressive ance: Liability coverage pays for dam- offers discounts for good student drivers, age to other vehicles or injuries to other paying your premium electronically and people that you cause. Physical Damage having more than one policy. coverage pays for damage to your vehicle. Some companies offer rewards for reThese two coverages are the foundation of newing your policies with them. At Proyour policy. gressive, the longer you stay a customer, How much coverage should I buy? The the more benefits you gain, such as lower state defines the minimum amount of cov- deductibles and accident forgiveness. Ask erage required, but after that, the amount of your agent or customer service representcoverage you buy is up to you. You choose ative about available discounts and probased on your comfort level, budget and grams. lifestyle. Where should I shop for insurance? If Some people want as much coverage as you prefer to look on your own, begin your possible for all of life’s “what ifs.” Others search online. If you want to talk to someare satisfied with bare-minimum cover- one about insurance, contact an agent. To age. If you have a newer vehicle, you may find an agent, visit: Researching and Planning want more coverage to protect your invest- www.progressiveagent.com • Determine what vehicle features--pasment. If you can afford higher deductibles senger seating, storage capacity, fuel costs and part replacement--are essential to your lifestyle. Transportation Toolkit With Money-Saving Ideas For Businesses • Compare vehicles, research prices, look (NAPSI)-Happier commuters. Saving money. Being part of a green economy. These at videos and photos, find specials and access local inventory on sites like Au- common goals for businesses have been made easier to achieve with a new, free toolkit toTrader.com. Bring this research to the from the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA). The organization offers an online transportation toolkit to help businesses of all sizes build a pracdealer or seller. tical, cost-effective employee transportation program that is easy to implement and inexpensive to maintain. Visiting a Dealership or Private Seller Studies show that employers who provide transportation benefits for their workforce • Ask questions to show that you’re prealso gain in other ways, such as attracting and retaining workers and increasing cuspared and knowledgeable. • Get up and take a walk if you ever feel tomer access to goods and services. Says Janet Kavinoky, director of transportation infrastructure at the U.S. Chamber uncomfortable. of Commerce, “Businesses large and small know that their employees are most productive when they have safe, reliable and convenient transportation options. By taking Test-Driving and Inspection • Bring a friend to the test-drive and to advantage of this toolkit, employers are not only helping their workers but also their help you fully examine the body, interior own bottom lines.” The Transportation to Work Toolkit contains information on tax incentives, ridesharand engine. • Conduct a thorough visual inspection af- ing, vanpools and much more. For more information, contact Pamela Friedman at email@example.com or 800.891.0590 ter the test-drive. ext. 720. To find the toolkit online, visit www.ctaa.org/transportation_to_work