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VOL. 171 NO. 25 BRADFORD JOURNAL/MINER THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012 Bradford Journal/McKean County Miner/Mount Jewett Echo Phone 814-465-3468

All That Remained Was Job Of Cleaning Up

Bradford Journal Photo Having spent the last few days participating in the Relay For Life Extravaganza, these young people in the Kriner Kids Crew Team now spend no little effort traveling the grounds as a clean-up crew. Standing with the camel (l-r) are Parker Triplett 11, Josh Brewer 6, and Caden Kriner 12. Sitting (l-r) are Madison Dalton 10, Morgan Dalton 9, Abigail Wolfe 8, and Savannah Brewer 9. Alice the Camel was created by Penny Mackey of the Back Road Hooligans Team as part of a challenge for Katie Dupree.


Aggressive Game Action

Bradford Journal Photo During Southern Tier Traveling Soccer League play, June 24th, on Gleason Field, Bradford United 1 challenged SW Catts in a fast moving action packed game. Both teams played well. (See Photo Gallery for more pictures)

SW Catts Traveling Soccer Team Poses


Bradford Journal Photo After a tough Southern Tier Traveling Soccer League game at Gleason Field, June 24th, the SW Catts team poses for us. From left to right are Madisyn Kilby, Lindsay Swalcy, Liam Long, Orry Shattenberg, Kolby Aldrich, Logan Knab, Hunter McAuley, and Bryce Butler. Standing behind their team are coaches (l-r) Lloyd Long II, and Jeremy Knab. (See Photo Gallery for more pictures)

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LOCAL NEWS PennDOT Closes Bridge Near Bradford

(Bradford) – PennDOT closed a bridge near Bradford and a short detour is in place. The bridge spans Bennett Brook just northwest of Bradford on Route 4011 (Sullivan Road). The detour uses Route 4009 (Interstate Parkway) and is less than a mile long. On Monday, June 25, PennDOT McKean County Maintenance began work to repair the steel beams of the bridge. Repairs are expected to be finished July 6, weather permitting. The decision to close the bridge was the result of a recent inspection. The Bennett Brook Bridge was built in 1940, is 31 feet long and carries an average of 420 vehicles per day. PennDOT reminds motorists to follow detour signs, obey speed limits and always buckle up.

Bange Named New Executive Director (DUBOIS, Pa.)- The American Red Cross has announced that Jason Bange is the new Executive Director for the organizations’ Pennsylvania Heartland Chapter, which went into effect on June 1. In his new role, Bange will serve as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Heartland Chapter in addition to serving as the Executive Director of the McKean-Potter Chapter. Under Bange’s management, these two chapters will work closely with other chapters throughout the 25-county Western Pennsylvania Region to share resources, improving local disaster response capacity while reducing overhead costs and making more efficient use of donated dollars.

Practice For Upcoming Meet With Port

Bradford Journal Photo Carl Gangloff 10, and Sarah Eaton 14 look up from their lane during team practice at Barcroft Pool, June 22nd. They are hard at work preparing for their first competition, (away) at Port Allegany, Thursday, June 28th.

It’s A Matter Of Opinion... Guest Columnist “Can We All Get Along?” -by Bob Perry With the passing of Rodney King, his quote “Can we all get along?” has been cited and the question remains. This is a great quote that stirs the hope of all of us but it seems that it escapes us every time we think we have reached a point of brotherly harmony. Positively, it is a goal of most but with such diverse values and attitudes, its realization seems to escape us. Negatively, the quote is used by groups to further their agenda which occasionally pushes the envelope of should or should not. One such case is same sex marriage, which became a “get along” issue once again after the effort to obtain “same rights” as married couples was realized. What’s next on this and other agendas? The immigration agenda is a political issue that is used by both the left and the right for votes and fund raisers, and the issue of “can we all get along” is used to further convolute the issue of the deportation those who are here illegally. You might remember my position that our ‘real criminals’ missed the opportunity to stop the flow of illegals by establishing a ‘forfeit forever’ right to obtain citizenship if entry into this country is illegal in the 1986 amnesty law. With no set of rules acceptable by all concerned, the chances are that we cannot all get along on this issue. I do feel “we can all get along” will be realized when, and if, all seek a true connection with the creator and follow the ’golden rule’.


Thursday, June 28: Warm and mostly sunny today with a high of 83°. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy tonight with an overnight low of 63°.

Friday, June 29: Mostly sunny and warm today with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. High of 85°. Friday Night: Partly cloudy tonight with a chance of rain tonight. Low of 63°.

Saturday, June 30: Mostly sunny and warm today with a high of 81°. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy tonight with an overnight low of 57°.

Sunday, July 1: Mostly sunny and warm today with a high of 79°. Sunday Night: Cloudy tonight with an overnight low of 57°.

Monday, July 2: Mostly sunny and warm today with a high of 81°. Monday Night: Clear tonight with an overnight low of 57°.

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Bfd United 1 Before Last Game Of Season

by Grant Nichols

Photos for the week begin with a stop at the Barcroft Pool in Callahan Park, June 22nd, where members of the team were working hard to polish off their aquatic skills. They want to make a good show during their first meet, June 28th at Port Allegany. On the following day, June 23rd, we arrived during the last moments of the Relay For Life Event. There we discovered something about the underpinnings of the event from Steve Mackey. And there we took a few photos of the young people who had taken part in the event extravaganza over the previous few days. Later in the day we stopped at the New Keystone to photograph a few minutes of the Barb Silvis Benefit. And finally, to round out the photos for this week we ventured to the Gleason field to watch Bradford United 1 traveling soccer team play SW Catts in their final soccer game of the season. Some photos from each of the above mentioned locations have been included on the pages of this issue. The many others taken during the Barb Silvis Benefit and our trip to Gleason field can be found in the photo gallery associated with this issue………An Associated Press article recently stated that the Sugar Hill, NH post office had reduced its daily hours to only 30 minutes a day. The post office is now only open from 10:15 to 10:45 each morning. And this peaked our interest. Beyond the creation of the oxymoronic situation wherein “ daily operating hours” must now be stated in terms of minutes, we wondered why such an obviously mean USPS cutback could have befallen such a sweet town as Sugar Hill. In general, the town is located in Grafton County, NH, a county of about 89,000 people who happened to vote heavily for President Obama, a county that is the home to such fine institutions as Dartmouth College and Plymouth State University, and a county that was acclaimed by at least one publication in 2006 as the fourth best place to live in rural America. The town of Sugar Hill specifically, however, formerly an exclusive haven for the rich, with a population of less than 600 is within three miles of six other towns, a couple of which have full service post offices, making us wonder why they had a post office in the first place. On the other hand, politics being what they are, it might help to know how the 600 townspeople (if the well-to-do can be noted as such) voted during the last National Election.

Bradford Journal Photo Coaches and members of Bradford United 1 of the Southern Tier Traveling Soccer League pose before their last game of the season, June 24th at Gleason Field. Players are (back row 1-r) Regan Johnson, Truman Forbes, Matthew Franz, Doug Hannon, Ian Grady, and Brennan Grady; (front row l-r) Chloe Bay, Alex Marrone, Mackenzie Lucas, Isaiah Pingie, and David Niegowski. Standing behind the team (l-r) are coaches Jim Marrone, Matt Franz, and Scott Pingie. The following is a write-up of the season submitted by Scott Pingie: “Bradford United 1 went undefeated this season, going 9-0 in U10 Southern Tier Travel Soccer League action. The co-ed team pulled together this season by using their teamwork and communication to rally for the victories. A great deal of our strength came from our defense headed up by Regan Johnson, Matthew Franz, Truman Forbes, Chloe Bay , and David Niegowski. Our offence was lead by Isaiah Pingie, Ian Grady, Alex Marrone, MacKenzie Lucas, Regan Johnson and Brennan Grady. Leading the charge in scoring was Ian Grady with 15 goals and 1 assist, followed by Isaiah Pingie 9 goals and 5 assists, MacKenzie Lucas 5 goals and 3 assists, Alex Marrone 1 goal and 3 assists, Regan Johnson 1 goal 3 assists, Matthew Franz 1 goal and 2 assists, Brennan Grady 2 goals, and Chloe Bay with 1 assist. Leading goal tenders were Doug Hannon with 14 saves, Brennan Grady with 11 saves, and MacKenzie Lucas with 1 save in goal. This was truly a remarkable season. Head Coach Scott Pingie, and Assistant Coaches Matt Franz and Jim Marrone are all very proud of each and every member of the team. Each player made contributions that led to a winning season! (See Photo Gallery for more pictures)

Bradford United 2 After A Tough Game

Bradford Journal Photo Posing for us after a tough soccer game at Gleason Field, June 24th is Bradford United 2 of the Southern Tier Traveling Soccer League. Players are back row (l-r Laney Kahle, Ayron Hart, Gavin Piscitilli, Matt Murphy, Drew Auteri, and Evin Schmidt; front row (l-r) Chloe Costa, Tyler Fink, Hugh Kennedy, Ciaran Conneely, Gavin McGee, and Chloe Shaw. Standing behind the team (l-r) are coaches Patrick Conneely, and Brian Piscitilli. Sunday was a great day for Soccer play. (See Photo Gallery for more pictures)

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OBITUARIES Jack Archer Jack M. Archer, 82, of 6 W. End Drive, Bradford, passed away Saturday (June 9, 2012) at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center. Born on March 20, 1930, in Butler, he was a son of the late Morris and Wilma Prigg Archer. On Sept. 1, 1957, at the First Congregation Church in Kane by the Rev. Clark Cochrane, he married Margaret “Peggy” MacEwen Archer, who survives him. He returned to the Kane area to run Archer’s News & Sporting Goods with his father, and then worked for Sears & Roebuck. He moved to Bradford and purchased Levy’s on the corner of Main and Congress streets in 1968. He changed the name to Arch-

er’s Cards and Gifts and also provided the services of a photo lab, bus station and the area’s largest selection of magazines and newspapers. He retired in 2005. He also owned and operated Archer’s appliance store for 10 years. In addition to his wife of 54 years, he is survived by two daughters, Anne E. Archer of Ashland, Va., and Susan M. Archer of Richmond, Va., and one son, John K. Archer of Pittsburgh; a sister, Dorothy (Robert) Briggs of Parrish, Fla.; one granddaughter; and several nieces. Military honors and burial were in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Kane.

Jeffrey Baker Jeffrey A. Baker, 55, of Bradford, formerly of Kane, passed away on

Sunday (June 10, 2012) at Bradford Regional Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 21, 1956, in Port Allegany, the son of the late Robert and Delores “Honey” Townsend Baker. Mr. Baker is survived by two sons, Kyle Baker of St. Marys and Daniel Baker of Kane; two daughters, Brandi Nicklas and Kalli Baker, both of Kane; two grandsons; two granddaughters; and four nephews.

City Councilman, and longtime teacher, Richard Benton dies at age 68 Richard Dana “Rick” Benton, 68, of 29 Charlotte Ave., Bradford, passed away Saturday (June 16, 2012) at UPMC Hamot in Erie after a brief illness.

Born Dec. 7, 1943, in San Antonio, Texas, he was the son of the late Oscar Freeman and Virginia Dana Benton. He was employed by the Bradford area schools as a teacher and department head for more than 37 years. After retirement, he was employed as a director of community affairs for Dallas-Morris Drilling Co. Inc., and as a member of Bradford City Council. He is survived by a sister, Suzanne Benton (the late Jay) Bernardini of Conneaut, Ohio; one nephew, John Brian (Beth) Bernardini of Concord Township, Ohio; one niece, Elizabeth (Edward) Prince of Lithonia, Ga.; one aunt, Betty Whitney of Bradford; and many cousins. Private burial was in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Underpinnings Of Event

Bradford Journal Photo Steve Mackey, in costume, sits with Backroad Hooligans Relay For Life team member “Grandpaw” working the Relay Event, June 23rd. He was there with intentions of “getting people to smile”. Other members of the team are Penny Mackey, Ruth Keck, Fred Keck, Nancy Onuffer, Lauren Law, Dan Law, Kathy Kloss, Madeline Kloss, Lisa Keck, Gabriella Campogiani, Brandi Mackey, and Cody Hausner. Grandpa is with the team in honor of Harold Mackey, Beulah Mackey, Janel Weiland, Frank Mackey, Chris Mackey and all other members of teammates that have lost their battle with cancer.

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‘Innocent Spouse Relief’ Protects Against Tax Fraud -by Jason Alderman I'll wager that when most brides and grooms utter the phrase, "For better or for worse," the "worse" they're imagining probably involves situations like getting laid off or a prolonged family illness – not being the victim of tax fraud perpetrated by a current or former spouse. Married couples typically file joint tax returns because it lets them take advantage of certain tax credits and other benefits not available if they file separately. However, one potential drawback is that you're each responsible, jointly and individually, for any taxes, interest and penalties due on returns filed while you're married, even if you later divorce. So what happens if your spouse or exspouse – either unintentionally or deliberately – underreported income, overstated deductions, didn't report taxable IRA distributions or any of a host of other sins in the eyes of the IRS? Well, you could be left holding the bag, even if those things occurred without your knowledge or understanding. That's why each year tens of thousands of people file for "Innocent Spouse Relief" with the IRS. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to prove your case and many

are denied. Plus, until recently, the law mandated that in all cases you must have applied for relief within two years of the IRS' first collection activity or your claim would be disqualified. But in one respect at least, the IRS has eased the burden of proof: Last year, the agency eliminated the two-year requirement for taxpayers filing for "equitable relief," a category open to taxpayers who don't meet the strict requirements of other provisions in the Innocent Spouse law. The IRS' change of policy recognized that in some cases, the victimized spouse doesn't even become aware of the transgression until long after the fact. Often it's because the offending spouse has concealed the information or hid or did not forward mailed underpayment notifications from the IRS – or, in the case of domestic abuse, the victim was afraid to come forward. There are three categories of relief you may seek: Innocent spouse relief; separation of liability and equitable relief. The differences between them (including eligibility, deadlines and statutes of limitations) are complicated, so read "Tax Information for Innocent Spouses" at www.irs. gov for details.

Scarnati: Property Tax and Rent Rebate Deadline Extended To December 31 (HARRISBURG) – The deadline to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been extended to December 31, 2012 to allow eligible individuals more time to take advantage of the program, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those with disabilities 18 years or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, excluding half of Social Security income, Supplemental Security income and Railroad retirement benefits. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. Scarnati said that more than 600,000 senior citizens and residents with disabilities are expected to benefit from the program, which is funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery. “With the cost of housing going up, it’s important for those who qualify to get their applications in,” Scarnati said. “This is a great program that can help those on a limited income to make those costs more

To apply for Innocent Spouse Relief, you'll need to file IRS Form 8857; however, one form will work for multiple years' filings. Don't delay filing just because you don't have all required supporting documentation, since in some cases the twoyear filing deadline does still apply. In making its ruling, the IRS will consider factors such as your educational and business experience, the couple's financial situation and the extent of your participation in the action that resulted in the erroneous item. The IRS will deny a claim if they believe you benefitted from the tax avoidance. Taxpayers whose past request for equitable relief was denied solely because of the two-year limit may reapply using IRS Form 8857 if the collection statute of limitations for the tax years involved has not expired. Visit "Tax Information for Innocent Spouses" at for details on the various types of relief available, eligibility qualifications, statutes of limitations and more. I hope that your marital "worst case" never goes past a minor spat or two, but it's good to know there is relief available for such terrible situations.

Two Barcroft Divers

affordable.” Scarnati said that Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms and additional information are available at his district offices. Applicants may obtain Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and related information online at www.revenue.state. or by calling, toll-free, 1-888-2229190. Forms and assistance also are available at Department of Revenue district offices (listed in the government section of phone directories), local Area Agencies on Aging, and senior centers. Claimants who already applied for Property Tax/Rent Rebates may check the status of claims online at or by calling, toll-free, 1-888-PATAXES. Bradford Journal Photo Two members of the Barcroft Dive Team pose for us just before practice begins, June 22nd. On the left is Chloe Bay 10, and on the right is Mayva Squires 16. They are preparing for the first competition of the year, an away meet with Port Allegany, June 28th.

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

JUNE 2012 JUNE 26: Writing Center 3-5pm Bradford Area Public Library, W. Washington Street, Bradford, PA. To assist students and adults who need guidance with homework or work-related writing. For more information, e-mail JUNE 27: Understanding Risk Behaviors of Heart Disease 9am-12noon Room 200, Seneca Building, Downtown Bradford, PA. Cost: $32. For more information or to register, contact the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development at 814-362-5078 or Alzheimer’s Support Group 10am Bradford Senior Center, 60 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA. Caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease are invited to attend these free informative, supportive meetings. All welcome, no reservation necessary. Hosted by Community Nurses, Inc., for more information call 814-362-8183 JUNE 28: Business After Hours 5-7pm CNB Bank, 12 Chambers Street, Bradford, PA. Free and open to the business and professional community. Business card drawing. Refreshments, hors d’oeuvres. For more information, contact BACC at 814-368-7115 JUNE 30: 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 2012 July 4: Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce Office Closed for Independence Day

Former Pa. Representative Sam Rohrer named President of Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PHILADELPHIA) - In an effort to further its already positive effects on the community in and around Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Pastors Network today announced the appointment of former Pennsylvania House of Representatives member Sam Rohrer as its President.

BIRTHS Son, June 8, to Tracy and Martin Sharpe, Bradford, PA. Son, June 9, to Laura and Marty Ours, Smethport, PA. Son, June 10, to Tracey and Martin Sharpe, Bradford, PA. Twin daughter and son, June 11, to Rachel Ingram and Barton Nichols, Bradford, PA. Daughter, June 12, to Dorothea Collins, Bradford, PA. Son, June 14, to Holly and Alvin Reed, Bradford, PA. Son, June 21, to Andrea Venezia and Michael S. Reid Jr., Bradford, PA. Daughter, June 21, to Melissa Vanness, Bradford, PA. Son, to Jamie and Jake Canfield, Limestone, NY.

In his new role, Rohrer will forge new partnerships and help network and equip pastors to fulfill their critically vital role as communicators of the truth on the broad range of issues of the day so important to their congregations and the community as a whole. Rohrer will assist the pastors in the network to understand how they can more critically and actively engage their communities on important issues without politicizing the pulpit. While at PPN, Rohrer hopes to advance the education of committed pastors and concerned church members on issues of freedom, family, and faith that underpin a free society. "I am thrilled to accept the position of President of the Pennsylvania's Pastors' Network and to be able to focus my experience and energies in this vital area. My love for our nation and this Commonwealth and my commitment to God, our Constitution, and strong families as the foundation for renewal of freedom has been my driving passion. I look forward to assisting pastors and church members in communicating truth and to equipping them to fulfill their civic and biblical responsibilities."

Bradford TOPS #16 -article submitted President Vickie Johnson conducted the June 14th Thursday afternoon meeting of TOPS Pa #16 at the First Presbyterian Church. The meeting was opened with the TOPS Enthusiasm Song. There were 27 weigh-ins and a loss of 22 pounds. Loser in waiting was Bev Hannon and officer of the week was Bev Hannon. Members welcomed new member, Norma Cavallero and a guest, Cathy Simons. Bev Hannon has a birthday this week and Pat Foote has an anniversary. The faashion tip given was: slim down with bracelets, tight ones make arms appear fat use large looser to slim down the arm. There will be no meeting June 28. However there will be a meeting on July 5th. Forbidden food for the week was Baked Beans. Bev’s thought for the day: “The way I see it if you want the rainbow you have to put up with the rain.” Healthy foods this week are Collard Greens and Cranberry Juice. Collard Greens will give you 150% of your daily vitamin A in a half a cup. Cranberry Juice can ward off urinary tract infections and even prevent peritonitis and gingivitis by keeping bacteria from adhering to your teeth. Be careful with blood thinning medication, warfarin, may cause bleeding. Before taking an aspirin for a headache try a cup of hot cocoa. Donna Douhit did a program on 20 tried and tested weight loss tips with suggestions like eat breakfast every day, know portions, eat slowly, keep moving and drink your water, to name a few things to do everyday. The meeting closed with a song and a prayer.. Vickie Johmson conducted the meeting of TOPS Club Pa. #16 at the First Presbytarian Church Thursdaiy afternoon, June 21st. There were 22 weigh-ins with a loss of 15 3/4 pounds. Officer of the week was Liz. Tanner amd loser in waiting is Donna Douhit. Healthy foods to say yes to: Kale and Kidney beans. Kale is a vitamin A power house and a way to get your leafy greens. it is also a good sorce for Lutein and very high in vitamin K. Kidney Beans are rich in fiber, iron and proteins. They can be used as a substute for meat in meals. It is best to cook your own dried beans if you are watching your salt intake. Helpful hint by Gail Kio:“Visualize the new you, pretend you are at your new weight and think how much healthier you’ll feel. Keep reminding yourself of this to help you stay on track. Thought of the day by Bev.Hannon: “All the money in the world cannot make you happy, so there has to be a balance.” There will be no meeting June 28 . Bible school is being held at the Church that week. The next meeting will be on July 5. Our annual Picnic was discussed and will be held on Aug. 16. Mindy Lewis gave the program on tips on how to get past weight platos. Some things discused were to work harder to push yourself. Use resistance workouts. Try to diet and exercise at the same time, and try to suprise your body by stretching exercise or anything you have not done before.The meeting was closed with a prayer.

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Exciting Time For Them

Poolside During Swim Team Practice

Bradford Journal Photo On the left is Violet Elizabeth Papinchak 4, and on the right is her sister Lillian 6 coloring during the last moments of the Relay For Life event on the morning of June 23rd. As they recalled, the previous day they “put up” their sleeping tent, took a couple laps around the Bradford Journal Photo area, ate at the food tent, played some games, lit floating lanterns, and had From left to right, poolside at Barcroft Swimming Pool, Callahan Park, June 22nd some cocoa before bed under the stars. are Andrea Davis, Alexa Neef 11, Peyton Natale 13, and Nate Blauser 11. The kids are thinking about joining the dive team there while Andrea, who is Alex’s It was an exciting time for them. and Peyton’s aunt, is watching her children practice for an upcoming swimming competition.

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ON THE HEALTHY SIDE New Tools & Techniques For Combating Cancer (NAPSI)—New and improved cancer treatments now being developed by research scientists and doctors are, along with early detection, helping many patients manage and even beat many types of cancer. Some Vital Statistics A strong investment in new biopharmaceutical research combined with a deep commitment to patients is resulting in some remarkable progress in the fight against cancer. Over the last few decades, significant progress in biopharmaceutical research and development has contributed to steady improvements in cancer survivorship rates in the U.S. According to the American Cancer Society, the cancer death rate fell 22 percent for men and 14 percent for women between 1990 and 2007, which translated to 898,000 fewer deaths from the disease in this period. Yet, with all the progress, cancer remains the second-leading cause of early death-nearly one of every four deaths in the United States-exceeded only by heart disease. What’s Being Done Building on these advances, biopharmaceutical researchers are today working on nearly 1,000 new cancer treatments. Many are high-tech medicines to fight cancers in new ways. Researchers are also re-examining some existing medicines that show promise for other types of cancer. According to a recent report by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the new cancer treatments include: • A medicine that interferes with the metabolism of cancer cells and deprives them of the energy provided by glucose. • A medicine for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that inhibits cancer cells with a mutation found in about a third of AML sufferers. • A therapy that uses nanotechnology to target the delivery of medicines to cancer cells, potentially overcoming some limitations of existing treatments. These hundreds of new cancer medicines now being developed represent real hope for lessening the burden of cancer to patients, their families and society. More Cancer Facts • Men have slightly less than a one-intwo lifetime risk of developing cancer; for women, the risk is a little more than one in three. About 77 percent of all cancers are diagnosed in patients ages 55 and older. • This year alone, more than 1.6 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed, and an estimated 577,190 people are expected to die of cancer. That’s more than 1,500 people a day. • Scientific evidence suggests that about one-third of the cancer deaths expected this year will be related to overweight or obesity, physical inactivity and poor nutrition, and thus could be prevented. To learn more about new medicines in

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Q: I keep hearing people talk about the benefits of “eating clean.” What exactly does this entail? A: Clean eating refers to a general concept of eating food in as close to its natural state as possible, minimizing or avoiding processed foods and refined sweeteners. While this sounds clear in concept, there is no one definition and people differ in how they go about it. Most people who want to “eat clean” include lots of vegetables and fruits (generally fresh, though some use frozen or canned versions), choose whole grains rather than refined grains, and try to avoid added sugars as much as possible. Some choose a vegetarian or vegan eating pattern, others are quite comfortable eating poultry, fish and meat, although most avoid processed meat like bologna and sausage, and some specify organic or grass-fed meat. Some people “eating clean” minimize foods with saturated fat, including butter and cheese in addition to fatty meat; others don’t worry about these foods if they seem “natural.” Beans, nuts and seeds play an important role, usually in unprocessed forms. For drinks, most rely mainly on water and tea; some use coffee, some drink unsweetened juice, especially if it is homemade. Opinions diverge widely on acceptable forms of added sugar, such as honey, maple syrup, agave nectar and stevia. Those who promote clean eating also differ on alcohol consumption. Some who promote clean eating do so for weight loss and weight control benefits most likely come from a greater proportion of foods less concentrated in calories (due to less added sugar and fat) along with avoidance of sugary drinks. Regardless of what you eat, portion control will still count. Research does not support the need to be quite as extreme as some advocates go in

order to achieve health benefits and does not support claims for differences among the forms of sugar, but certainly the concepts of “eating clean” line up with steps that do promote overall health. Q: Does vinegar reduce the rise in blood sugar following a meal? If so, would that be a good way to help control insulin levels, too? A: In a few studies, when vinegar was consumed with a test meal of potatoes or rice porridge, blood sugars did not go up as high immediately following the test meal as without it. However, these were very small studies and did not test the effect of a carbohydrate-containing food eaten as part of a regular meal. In normal circumstances, the dietary fiber found in whole grains, vegetables, fruits and beans that are part of the meal slows the digestion and absorption of carbohydrate, and thus leads to a slower blood sugar rise. The best ways to avoid large blood sugar rises after a meal are to choose these healthy sources of carbohydrate and choose appropriate portions. Taking a walk after a meal is another good way to reduce blood sugar elevations; activity stimulates muscles’ ability to take up sugar from the blood stream in the shortterm. Regular physical activity and keeping calories at a level that helps you reach or maintain a healthy weight both play a major role in keeping insulin at healthy levels. Of course it is also essential to continue medication to control your blood sugar if your doctor has prescribed it

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Children from Bradford and Derrick City attended and participated in the Relay For Life event. On the morning of June 23rd, having spent the previous night in their tent, we see (l-r) Adalie Haviland 4, Matthew Galbraith 4, and Brynn Haviland 6. They participated in dancing (Zumba) at midnight; ate Doritos, pasta salad, and snow cones, and generally had a good time. This is their third year participating and they tell us they want to do it again.

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“INDEPENDENCE DAY” ACROSS: 1. *#34 Down did this 6. Pre-1947 British rule over India 9. *George Washington chopped one down as a lad 13. *Popular feeling 14. Australian bird 15. _____ two shoes 16. Without illumination 17. Greed or sloth, e.g. 18. “April showers bring May flowers,” e.g. 19. *British soldier 21. *Pre-Independence Day “state” 23. Used for soaking 24. “Dirty Jobs” host 25. NHL’s rival, 19721979 28. Deceptive maneuver 30. Lay to rest 35. Abrupt stop 37. 18-wheeler 39. Eagle’s nest 40. Not active 41. Deteriorate 43. Colloquial “aren’t” 44. Ivan and Nicholas, e.g. 46. Pi times square of

radius 47. Short spaces of time 48. Type of food 50. John Galsworthy’s Forsyte story 52. Grazing land 53. Effected by the moon 55. Member of the Benevolent Order 57. *”Born on the Fourth of July” star 60. Three-tiered Roman galley 64. Gain knowledge 65. Follows soh 67. Death _____ in “Harry Potter” 68. Tapestry 69. H1N1, e.g. 70. Two in eighteen 71. Orange part 72. “___ the season” 73. Tent anchor DOWN: 1. Rider’s prod 2. European sea eagle 3. Like old West 4. *Declaration of Independence, e.g. 5. Roundabout road 6. None of this for the weary 7. Friend from Provence 8. Snowbird 9. Type of list 10. Multicolored horse 11. Jumpy 12. Cyclops had one

15. Major source of lead 20. Bullying, e.g. 22. Be obliged to pay 24. Deep regret 25. *Between red and blue 26. Shakespeare: “Thou call’st me dog before thou _____ a cause...” 27. Islam’s Supreme Being 29. “Will be,” according to Day 31. *East India Company ware, pl. 32. Bay window 33. Kind of pie 34. *_____ Ross 36. Type of seabird 38. Often symbolized by light bulb 42. Like a beaver 45. Form of civil disobedience, pl. 49. Post-Soviet Union union 51. *”Independence Day” invaders 54. Blue and white pottery style 56. Brightly colored snake of southeastern Asia 57. Wrap up in cerecloth 58. One in a million will inherit earth 64. Once around 59. Russian mountain in Europe 62. Like those who 63. Gaelic 66. He stung like a range bee? 60. Therefore 61. Highest volcano (Crossword Solution on page 15)


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THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! June 19: Project X R Seeking Justice R Big Miracle


WitchSlayer Gretl PG Not Rated Wanderlust Legend of Hell’s Gate R Jeff Who Lives at R Awakened Home Not Rated R Bag of Hammers Not Rated Cat Run R Down For The Count R Exit Humanity Not Rated Family Demons Not Rated I Ain’t Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac Not Rated Jerk Theory PG-13 Kiara the Brave Not Rated Love Birds PG-13 Mother’s Day Evil Not Rated Power Rangers

Samurai, Vol. 1: The Team Unites Not Rated Radio Rebel Not Rated Reel Love PG-13 What My Husband Doesn’t Know Not Rated June 26: 21 Jump Street R Wrath of the Titans PG-13 Mirror Mirror PG Thousand Words PG-13 Artist PG-13 Hiding PG-13 Wrath of the Titans PG-13 Thousand Words PG-13 Hiding

PG-13 All Dark Places Not Rated Best Laid Plans Not Rated Bikini Spring Break Not Rated Breakaway PG Bullhead Not Rated C’mon Man R Decoy Bride Not Rated Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Rescue in the Mermaid Kingdom Not Rated

Identical Not Rated Iron Man: Armored Adventures Season 2, Vol. 1 Not Rated Parasitic Not Rated Perfect Family Not Rated Second-Story Man Not Rated Sector 7 Not Rated Tied in Blood Not Rated Toxic Lullaby Not Rated

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CHRONOLOGICAL LISTINGS Engagements, Marriages, Births & Deaths


John and Ryan An- JUNE 10, 2012: 67, of Smethport, derson, Salamanca, PENWORTH, Irene PA. (None) NY. R. Brooks – 83, of M C C A S L I N , MARRIAGES: George W. – 73, of Eldred, PA. DEATHS: Coryville Alley, PA. JUNE 11, 2011: (None) JUNE 7, 2012: LAWRENCE, Wil- JUNE 16, 2012: BIRTHS: FRAZIER, Shirley L. liam M. – 50, of BENTON, Richard Stiles – 77, of Rew, Binghamton, JUNE 8, 2012: NY, D. – 68, of Bradford, PA. PA. Son, June 8, to Tracy formerly of BradJUNE 18, 2012: JUNE 8, 2012: and Martin Sharpe, ford, PA. GALLANT, Mary A. RUSSELL, George JUNE 13, 2012: Bradford, PA. W. – 94, of Olean, S U T H E R L A N D, – 74, of Smethport, JUNE 9, 2012: PA. NY. Son, June 9, to LauWilliam A. Jr. – 62, WATSON, Doris RYDER, Marjorie A. of Lewis Run, PA. ra and Marty Ours, E. – 74, of Roulette, Burrows – 85, of El- DISTROLA, Smethport, PA. Ste- PA. dred, PA. Daughter, June 9, phen G. – 85, of JUNE 19, 2012: MCGEEHAN, Law- Bank St., Bradford, NEELY, Martha G. to Tanya Silvis and rence T. – 60, of PA. Patrick Miller, Kane, Griffith – 94, of Lewis Run, PA. PA. HARRIS, Bonnie Smethport, PA. JUNE 9, 2012: JUNE 10, 2012: M. Herron – 89, of WHIPKEY, H. Forrest Jr. – 74, of Port C H I T T E S T E R , Kane, PA. Son, June 10, to Donald – 84, of WOLFE-HRIBAL, Allegany, PA. Tracey and Martin S C H O O N OV E R , Kane, PA. Sharpe, Bradford, Marguerite BabJohn F. Jr. – 61, of ARCHER, Jack M. – cock PA. – 92, of Limestone, NY. 82, of Bradford, PA. Smethport, PA. JUNE 11, 2012: THOMAS, Victoria WRIGHT, Jerry L. – JUNE 14, 2012: Twin daughter and 64, of Coudersport, APPLEBY, Joanne Peterson – 92, of son, June 11, to RaColegrove, PA. PA. chel Ingram and E. – 82, of Shingle- JUNE 21, 2012: house, PA. MARTIN, Kathryn DUFFY, Michael R. E. Kontes – 75, of YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE – 48, of Smethport, Mt. Jewett, PA. JUNE 28 - JULY 4, 2012 HEALY, Cora C. – PA. 78, of Smethport, JUNE 15, 2012: ARIES - (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) This week, the sky intends to help bring closure, one way or another, regarding a VOGEL, Joseph J. – PA. saga that probably began in February. TAURUS - (Apr. 20 - May 20) If you can spot the opportunity presenting itself to you now, then you’ll be relieved of something you have, for some time, believed to be a problem. GEMINI - (May 21 - June 20) You needn’t abandon a plan altogether. You just need to step back and take stock of a situation. CANCER - (June 21 - July 22) This week brings you head to head with someone who believes priorities have shifted. They also believe you have no option but to accept this. LEO - (July 23, - Aug. 22) It is your perception of a situation that needs to be addressed now. You’re in the process of forming a set in stone opinion that might not be based on as much fact as you believe it to be. VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) This week, you could find yourself frustrated with someone who fails to grasp a point you’re trying to make. It’s ‘make or break’ time.They need to know you won’t keep trying or hang around waiting forever. LIBRA - (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) This week, expect to have both your ability to think quickly and patience tested. SCORPIO - (Oct. 23, - Nov. 21) News concerning someone to whom you have a commitment, possibly connected with far away, could result in you scratching your head. SAGITTARIUS - (Nov. 22 - Dec. 2) This week, be on your guard for an unexpected expense.What you’ve hopefully set aside for a rainy day is likely to be needed, regardless of what weathermen say! CAPRICORN - (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) The sky indicates a likely need for you to implement Plan B where money you’ve Bradford Journal Photo been counting on is concerned. From the left at Barcroft Pool are Leah AQUARIUS - (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) Plummer 12, Grace Dalton 9, and Andrea You’re about to experience a moment of clarity that will cause you to have to de- Pecora 11, June 22nd. They are members cide ‘where you go from here’ with a plan or involvement. of the Barcroft swim team and are about PISCES - (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) to do some practice dives, preparing for Try to focus on the word ‘memorable’ instead of ‘tense’ or ‘awkward’.You are being an upcoming away competition with Port Allegany, Thursday, June 28th. set free in some way and will be in a much more preferable place soon. Barton Nichols, Bradford, PA. JUNE 12, 2012: Son, June 12, to Jenna Sevinsky, Olean, NY. Daughter, June 12, to Dorothea Collins, Bradford, PA. JUNE 13, 2012: Daughter, June 13, to Ariel Schadt and Fred Galbreath, Cuba, NY. JUNE 14, 2012: Son, June 14, to Holly and Alvin Reed, Bradford, PA. Daughter, June 14, to Richard and Paula (Wojewoda) Ko, of Allegany, NY. JUNE 17, 2012: Son, to April Tisdale, Olean, NY. JUNE 18, 2012: Son, to Valerie and Chad Shaffer, Shin-

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Bradford Journal Photo Barb Silvis poses with her two children, Chad Dillaman on the left, and Heather Dillaman on the right during the “Barb Silvis Benefit Bash” at The New Keystone, June 23rd. The event was held to help defray some of Barb’s ongoing expenses and to let her know that she had many friends and well-wishers. She worked as a bartender at the New Keystone before her heart attack. (See photo gallery this issue for more pictures.)

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“One Of A Kind” Daylily Program Celebrates 25 Years (NAPSI)—All-American Daylilies celebrates 25 years of scientifically proven superior performance testing nationwide. This daylily test program is unlike any other in the nation; perhaps in the world. Based on a scientific methodology that evaluates daylilies on 52 characteristics, this program began in 1987 in response to the need to “sift” through more than 40,000 different varieties to create a benchmark for daylilies and identify the best varieties. The All-American Daylily winners that have emerged from this rigorous testing have established quite a track record for themselves. Not only have the very best cultivars been identified, but their availability across the U.S. has allowed home gardeners everywhere to validate these varieties in their own garden. Since the first winner, “Black-Eyed Stella,” was announced in 1994, 18 additional varieties have qualified for the coveted award and been distributed to garden centers nationwide in the official “blue pot.” More than a million All-Americans have found their way into home gardens in virtually every state across the country. It appears that All-American daylilies have become a household name among serious daylily gardeners. “Black-Eyed Stella” and “Bitsy” are known for near continuous blooming and superior landscape performance, whereas “Dream Soufflé” and “Lavender Vista”™ scored highest in bloom beauty and overall performance. The test program verified anecdotal information that most daylilies naturally fall into two distinct categories: Landscape (performance) and Exhibition (beauty). On rare occasions, a variety will qualify as a winner in both categories, such as “Summer Valentine” and “Leebea Orange Crush.” Typically, most daylilies perform well in only two USDA hardiness zones. However, All-American winner varieties must perform in the top 15 percent of daylilies across at least five USDA zones. As daylily breeding has increased through the years, there has been a plethora of awesomely beautiful blooms come onto the scene. This has brought the potential for greater bloom beauty into the program, but also the challenge of identifying those that also meet the performance requirements. “Lady Elizabeth,” the most recent winner, is a prime example of this. For decades, near-white to white daylilies have been considered weak novelties best grown by collectors, but this new plant has defied these stereotypes by delivering dependable performance and a hearty display of beautiful, diamond-dusted white blooms throughout the growing season. It is stunning either en masse or as a focal accent plant. Regardless of your desired garden application, there is an All-American best

Lady Elizabeth (Hemerocallis Lady Elizabeth) features sparkling diamond-dusted white blooms. For decades, near-white to white daylilies have been considered weak novelties best grown by collectors, but this new flower has defied these stereotypes by delivering dependable performance and a hearty display of blooms throughout the growing season. Lady Elizabeth blooms 30 to 110 days per year in USDA zones 4 through 10 and adds a stunning highlight to any garden or container. suited for that use. They are the perfect perennial for borders, mass plantings, balcony and patio containers, ground covers or focal accents. Try a stunning double border of “Frankly Scarlet” (4” sun-fast red) or “Red Volunteer” (6−7” red) behind “Black-Eyed Stella” (gold with red eye). For maximum, long-term color, you can plant a mass of “Buttered Popcorn,” which has been called a large-bloomed Stella de Oro, due to its constant blooming. Daylilies are perfect for those with

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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

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Maximize Your Medical And Dental Tax Deductions (NAPSI)—While paying for medical and dental care has become challenging for an increasing number of Americans, even for those with good health insurance coverage, there could be a silver lining: a tax advantage. Family health care premiums have increased 113 percent since 2001, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2011 Employer Health Benefits Survey. The average worker contributed more than $4,100 toward employer-provided family health coverage in 2011, an amount that doesn’t include out-of-pocket costs such as deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance. If you’ve spent a significant amount of money on health care, financial relief may be available in an unlikely place—as an itemized deduction on your federal income tax return. “You can deduct unreimbursed medical and dental expenses that exceed 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income,” explains TaxACT spokesperson Jessi Dolmage. “That includes expenses paid for you, your spouse and dependents in 2012. Even if the service was provided in 2011, you can count the expense if it was paid for in 2012.” Care includes the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease and treatments affecting any structure or function of the body. Qualified expenses paid for you, your spouse and dependents may include: • Premiums paid on health insurance for medical care and long-term care insurance policies covering qualified long-term care services. • Fees to doctors, dentists, surgeons, chiropractors, psychiatrists, psychologists and nontraditional medical practitioners.

• Inpatient hospital care or nursing home services. • Drugs that require a prescription and insulin. • Smoking-cessation programs and prescription drugs to alleviate nicotine withdrawal. • Weight-loss program for specific disease(s), including obesity, diagnosed by a physician but not ordinarily, payments for diet food items, or the payment of health club dues. • Acupuncture treatments or inpatient treatment at a center for alcohol or drug addiction. • Admission and transportation to a medical conference about a chronic dis-

Life After Vision Loss (NAPSI)—There is new hope for people whose vision has been compromised by macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Many patients with these diseases have heard that nothing more can be done for them, but pioneering changes in recent months may offer them new options. Special types of highly sophisticated glasses prescribed by low vision physicians are quickly emerging as the answer to vision loss due to macular degeneration or other conditions that lead to limited vision. For example, member doctors in the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) use telescopic, microscopic and prismatic glasses to help those with vision deficiencies to perform daily activities such as reading, writing, playing cards, watching TV and even driving. New Lens Technology Recently developed E-Scoop lenses from Holland now enable doctors to help patients with one of the chief complaints associated with macular degeneration— cloudy vision.

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Healthy Tip: Try Meatless Mondays (NAPSI)—There’s a new initiative, called Meatless Mondays, to help you improve your health. By eating plant-based foods in place of meat just one day a week, you can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity. In fact, a recent Harvard University study found that by replacing saturated fat, found in animal foods, with foods rich in polyunsaturated fats (such as canola oil), the risk of heart disease was reduced by 19 percent. And adopting such a diet could save you money, as a plant-based diet tends to be less expensive. Serving a meatless meal that your family will enjoy starts with taste. Meat is appealing because of its savory taste, called umami. Umami is also naturally found in some vegetables (such as mushrooms and beans), dairy products and fish. Substituting another umami food for meat will help satisfy the desire for meat protein. Here are some tips to help you eat meatless on Mondays or any day of the week: • Build your meal around whole grains and vegetables, which will fill you up with their fiber and texture. Follow the USDA’s guidelines—divide your plate so that half of it contains vegetables, one-quarter is whole grains and one-quarter is protein of some kind. • Use inexpensive canola oil in place of butter and other saturated fats. Canola oil is cholesterol free, trans fat free, low in saturated fat as well as high in unsaturated fat and omega-3 fat. • Try new recipes such as this flavorful

umami-filled Mushroom Loaf. 1 small red onion, finely diced Mushroom Loaf 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced Canola cooking spray 2 tablespoons ground sage ½ cup canola oil 1½ cups cooked brown rice 16 ounces portobello mushrooms, chopped

Getting The Iron You Need Without The Side Effects (NAPSI)—According to the World Health Organization, iron deficiency is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world, affecting up to a third of the population. Iron is an essential mineral and is required to transport oxygen throughout your body. Exhaustion and fatigue set in when you’re low on iron, which can affect everything from brain function to your immune system. Do You Need More Iron? Your daily iron needs depend on a number of factors, including age, gender and overall health. While many people can get the iron they need from foods such as red meat, leafy greens and egg yolks, sometimes supplementation is needed. Initial symptoms of iron deficiency can include fatigue, general lack of energy and decreased ability to concentrate. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or think you’re not getting enough iron, ask your doctor if iron supplementation can help. Iron Deficient? Research Your Options Whether in your diet or a daily supplement, iron is a very difficult mineral for

the body to absorb. For example, menstruating women need to absorb only 2 mg of iron daily, yet most traditional iron supplements contain 50 to 65 mg. Of this, very little is absorbed. The result is excess iron, which can lead to uncomfortable side effects such as stomach irritation, nausea, vomiting, constipation and other gastrointestinal problems. To minimize the likelihood of such side effects, look for a low-dose supplement with a high absorption rate. This will let the body absorb the iron it needs without the excess. Spatone pur-Absorb Iron has a clinically proven high absorption rate and is 100 percent natural. With only 5 mg of iron and a higher absorption rate than many conventional iron supplements, it delivers the right amount of absorbed iron in a lower, gentler dose. Talk to your doctor. If you do need iron, remember: A lower-dose iron supplement with high absorption means side effects are less likely. pur-Absorb can be found at CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid. For more information, visit

½ cup walnuts, finely chopped 1 envelope onion soup mix 1 cup oat bran 1 cup wheat germ 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons mustard Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray 9x5-inch loaf pan with canola cooking spray. Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the mushrooms, onions and bell peppers. Once the onions are transparent, add ground sage and cook for another 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients to the mushroom mixture until thoroughly blended. Spoon into prepared pan, pressing down mixture to flatten top. Bake for 50−60 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing. Top with fresh sage leaves, if desired. For more information, visit For canola oil information, visit

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Get Off To A Great Start (NAPSI)—As U.S. athletes head to the 2012 London Olympic Games, here’s something to consider—while the journey to the podium is a long one, it’s not all about getting to the finish line. Every person has a start—the moment they realized their potential to aspire to great things. So as others are applauding the finish, Kellogg’s is celebrating the start by showcasing a series of moving “Start Story” videos that follow the beginnings of Team Kellogg’s—a team of U.S. Olympians, U.S. Olympic hopefuls and a Paralympian. The eight athletes offer their own insights and tips for starting off right, because a great start can lead to great things: Summer Sanders—Swimming Legend: Sanders is a big proponent of breakfast, never skipping the morning meal. She has instilled the importance of a proper morning meal in her two children. Dwight Phillips—Track and Field: Phillips believes rest, recovery and nutrition are three important factors that all athletes should take seriously if they want to maximize their potential. Rebecca Soni—Swimming: Soni eats a good breakfast every morning before practice to last through her workout. Throughout the day, she sticks to a healthy diet, making sure to incorporate lots of fruits and vegetables into meals, which keep her energy levels up. Casey Tibbs—Paralympic Track and Field: Nutrition is essential to Tibbs’ success. He believes breakfast is the most important meal and that as an athlete, you’ve got to have a good breakfast. He lives a very healthy lifestyle, drinks lots of water and watches his calories. Michael Landers—Table Tennis: The

long practice sessions and stamina needed in table tennis require Landers to eat as healthfully as possible. He eats fruit as well as protein before and after his workouts. Jordyn Wieber—Gymnastics: Wieber

never misses breakfast-since her workouts often start early in the morning, Wieber says it’s the most important meal of the day for her. It gives her the nutrition and energy she needs to have a successful workout every day. Juan Agudelo—Men’s Soccer: Agudelo believes it is extremely important to eat healthfully in order to perform his best every day on and off the field. Destined to be a soccer player from a young age, Agudelo’s first word was “Goal.” Kerri Walsh—Beach Volleyball: Walsh cites great nutrition as essential to her success on the court. Constantly on the go whether to practice, an international event or to the park with her kids, Walsh’s food habits reflect her lifestyle—she loves convenient, healthy foods she can pack in a bag and take on the road. “Kellogg’s cereals have been at the start of my day since I was a kid, and now, breakfast is the most important meal of my day,” said the two-time defending Olympic gold medalist. “I am excited to be a part of the Kellogg’s ‘From Great Starts Come Great Things’ campaign and help The Carfax and other mobile apps are others understand you can’t get to the gloavailable for iPhones, iPads and Android ry of the finish line without a great start.” devices. To learn more about these athletes, reLearn More: Further facts and tips on ceive nutrition tips and learn how to unused car buying are available at: cover your own potential, visit:

Shopping Used Cars On The Go (NAPSI)—Using your phone while driving is dangerous but using your phone before you drive can help put you on the road to success the next time you consider getting a used car. That’s because mobile apps can help you shop used cars on the go—anytime, anywhere. You can: 1. Compare vehicles by searching local listings with apps from and 2. Get a quote on insurance. With apps such as those from, you can get a quote as soon as you find the right car. 3. Check history and get important vehicle history information, so you can know more about the used car before you buy it. All you have to do is enter the license plate or scan the VIN when you have the Carfax app. A Carfax Report can reveal: • Accidents or reported damage • Maintenance and service • Previous owners, mileage and so on.

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Five Innovative Solutions To Help Women Small-Business Owners Grow And Adapt To Today’s Economy (NAPSI)—The recession was tough on many small-business owners. But new research shows that many of today’s women-owned businesses have adapted and emerged stronger from their experiences during the tough economy. “Small Business: Lessons of the Recession” is an indepth look by Chase Card Services, the National Federation of Independent Business, and the Center for Women’s Business Research at how women small-business owners fared during the recession. The research provides many valuable insights, including five innovative ideas that many women small-business owners can apply to their business plans no matter how the economy is doing: 1. Social media is not just for socializing. It became a valuable business tool during the recession. Half the women now use social media compared to 4 percent before the recession. Of those surveyed, 56 percent said social media is “very important” or “important” to their business. Social media sites are free platforms that can easily connect business owners to customers-a cost-effective way to promote your business. 2. It’s wise to constantly examine your customer base. Although 54 percent focused on generating new business among existing customers during the recession, one in four are now marketing to a customer base that’s different from prerecession targets. Always think critically about your customer base and make your decisions on the numbers. Targeting new types of customers requires a thorough analysis of profit and growth potential. 3. It’s good to become involved in community activities. Nearly two out of five women-owned businesses increased their

involvement during the recession in civic, social or school activities to increase exposure for their business while creating value for their community. It can be a particularly cost-effective way to strengthen sales efforts. 4. It pays to control costs. During the recession, 45 percent of the firms focused on controlling costs as a remedy to the economic times, while 31 percent concentrated on increased sales. Looking back, 59 percent feel their focus area was the right choice. 5. The right kind of help can pay off. Nearly a quarter of women-owned businesses that sought outside help to control costs or increase sales during the recession had slightly better sales records than those that did not. It’s important, however, to do your research and set expectations; otherwise, it can cost you more in the long run. Small businesses are the lifeblood of many communities in the United States. Chase Card Services uses its financial expertise to create innovative products that

Lawn And Garden Watering Tips (NAPSI)—Scorching-hot weather can drain even the most water-smart landscape. Here are a few tips to help make the most of the water applied to your lawn and garden while protecting your landscape from the harsh heat: Let it Soak The greatest waste of water comes from applying too much, too often—much of the water is never absorbed. Instead of watering for one long session, water a few times for shorter periods and take 15-minute breaks in between each session. This will allow water to soak in, while minimizing runoff. Also, check to see if water is penetrating six to eight inches beneath the surface of the soil. If not, then another cycle may be needed to encourage root growth. Watch the Clock Water in the morning when the sun is low, winds are calm and temperatures are

cool and less conducive to evaporation. Consider Dripping When it comes to watering individual trees, flowerbeds, potted containers or other non-grassy areas, consider applying water directly to the roots using low-volume drip irrigation. This will reduce water waste through evaporation or runoff, and will prevent unwanted weeds from growing. Mulch it Good A great way to conserve water and help plants stay healthy is to spread mulch in shrub beds, tree rings and flower gardens. Mulch is a protective covering that is placed around the base of plants, preventing evaporation and weed growth. Mulching helps drainage, encourages root development and cools the soil—reducing water use during hot summer months. Get Automated

help small businesses succeed. For example, Ink from Chase is a portfolio of business credit cards that were specifically designed with small-business owners in mind. They include everything from flexible payment options to rewards programs that they can reinvest in their business. To help businesses focus on what is really important, Chase created Jot, a mobile application and online tool that lets business owners easily track, categorize and organize business expenses on the go from an iPhone or Android device. This is especially useful for small-business owners who do not have the time to manually monitor and manage their expenses, or the resources to hire someone to do it for them. To learn more about credit cards for business owners, go to ink. To learn more about the “Small Business: Lessons of the Recession” study, visit the day, she sticks to a healthy diet, making sure to incorporate lots of fruits and vegetables into meals, which keep her energy levels up. Using an automated irrigation system is one of the best ways to keep your lawn and landscape beautiful and healthy, while minimizing water waste. Automatic underground sprinkler systems distribute water evenly, preventing overwatering and ensuring that the watering is done at the right time. If you still use a hose to water, then consider using an automated garden hose timer to transform it into an automatic water-saving tool. For example, Rain Bird’s Electronic Garden Hose Sprinkler Timer is a low-cost, battery-powered timer that attaches directly to the outdoor faucet and allows you to schedule watering automatically. More watering tips are available from Rain Bird at

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Flowering Shrubs In Containers Can Bring Easy Elegance To A Garden (NAPSI)—Many believe container gardening is the new way to grow: It’s a fun, easy way to add color and bold seasonal interest to any size garden. Planting flowers and tropical plants in containers every year can become costly, but it’s easy to minimize the expense by mixing in some shrubs. Every garden can benefit from the more permanent, year-round beauty of flowering shrubs in containers. It’s easy and rewarding to do, as long as the gardener follows a few simple guidelines. It Starts With Location Choosing a location for a potted shrub is the first step, as this will dictate what you can grow. Locations with easy access to water and out of the path of high winds are best, and some sun is imperative for shrubs. Roses, butterfly bush and lilac need at least six hours of uninterrupted sunlight daily; hydrangeas, azaleas and weigela will benefit from some shade during the hottest part of the day, especially in warm climates. Choose Carefully Your local garden center is the best place to shop for plants. To help narrow your choices, consider how tall you’d like your shrub to be and what you’d like it to contribute to your garden. Low-growing shrubs, such as OSO Easy roses and Lo & Behold butterfly bushes, offer vivid color at eye level, while taller shrubs like Fine Line buckthorn and Black Lace elderberry add dramatic height and create privacy. To make sure your new shrub will survive the winter in your area, choose a variety that tolerates temperatures at least one zone colder than the zone you live in (visit to find your hardiness zone). The container you choose must be large enough to accommodate your shrub. Look for sturdy pots that are at least 18” across and 16” tall to allow enough room for the plant to grow; larger is preferable. The container must have several open drain-

age holes in the bottom. Since your potted shrub will remain outdoors year-round, look for frostproof or weatherproof containers if you live in a cold climate. Potting Tips Fill your container with potting soil. Do not use garden soil or top soil, which may hinder drainage. Avoid putting anything in the bottom of the pot to take up space, as the weight of soil creates stability and the shrub’s roots will need the room. Fill the pot to within 2” of the top, tamping soil down gently to prevent settling later. Make a well in the center of the pot to accommodate the new plant. Remove the shrub from its pot (rap on its sides to dislodge it), gently untangle any visible root, and place it in the hole. Add or remove a bit of soil until the plant sits at the same level in the new pot as it was in its original container. Rotate the plant a few times to make sure that its best side faces outward. To finish, gently push the soil around the root-ball, eliminating air pockets and making sure the

entire root mass is surrounded. Water immediately and thoroughly. Water Is Key Water is the most important factor in caring for your potted shrub. The soil may dry out quickly, especially during periods of hot weather. Check it frequently and water when necessary, ideally in the mornings. Winter won’t be a problem if you’ve selected a hardy plant and weatherproof container, but the plant may need a drink during winter warm spells when the potting soil is not frozen. Come spring, apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants and incorporate it into the top few inches of soil. The shrub will thrive for several seasons in its pot; you’ll know it’s time to transplant into the ground when growth becomes less vigorous and it becomes difficult to keep it well watered. For a complete selection of colorful hardy shrubs and tips on care and container design, visit

Essential Party-Planning Tips (NAPSI)—Whether you’re planning a backyard get-together or celebrating a special summer occasion, a few easy-tofollow tips can help make your party simply spectacular. 1. Make a list: Create a party prep list the week before your event. Pick up all ingredients, food, beverages, tableware, decorations and so on one to two days prior, so you can avoid last-minute trips to the store. 2. Showcase your own go-to recipes: Rely on simple yet tried-and-true crowdpleasers. Everyone has a signature dishit’s time to show off yours! 3. Take shortcuts: You can cut down prep time and still offer guests unique dishes by adding your own twist on ready-

made salsas and dips. 4. Match the foods you serve with your guests’ tastes: • If you are expecting a chatty group, stock up on Tostitos Scoops! tortilla chips so guests can dip and socialize all party long. • Thrill the guys by serving snacks that taste like foods they already love, like the new Smokehouse Style BBQ flavored Ruffles potato chips. 5. Consider this great-tasting dip by Chef Stephen Kalil, Frito-Lay executive chef and a seasoned professional who’s accustomed to prepping for parties: Tostitos Salsa Five Finger Shrimp Ceviche 1 (15.5-oz.) jar of Tostitos All-Natural

Chunky Salsa ½ cup cucumber (peeled, seeded and diced) 1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro ½ lime, juiced 1 cup shrimp (cooked, peeled, diced into bite-size pieces) Pour Tostitos All-Natural Chunky Salsa into a large bowl. Add in 1 cup of cooked, peeled and diced shrimp. Add in ½ cup cucumber. Squeeze in the juice of half a lime. Fold in 1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro. Mix contents and transfer to serving bowl(s). (Prep time: 15 minutes. Cook time: 5 minutes. Servings: 20.) Learn More: For more information, recipes and cooking tips, you can go to

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