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The Road to Hershey The State College Area High School football team dismantled DuBois in the District 6-9 Class AAAA title game last week./Page 19

November 21-28, 2012

Volume 4, Issue 47

Stores gear up for holiday shopping season

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‘Stuff’ event stocks county food bank

By CHRIS MORELLI

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STATE COLLEGE — It’s almost here. Another Black Friday is on the horizon and stores throughout Centre County are ready for the onslaught. At Mike’s Video, TV and Appliance, co-owner Pete Popovich said that the store has already begun its Black Friday sales, but won’t do anything special for that specific day. “We’re open normal hours (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.). We don’t need anyone standing outside at 4 a.m.,” Popovich said with a laugh. Although the doors won’t open before the sun is up, Popovich is hopeful that those shopping for namebrand appliances this holiday season will still head to Mike’s. After all, he said, there are some benefits to shopping and buying locally. “The big thing is, by shopping at Mike’s you’re helping the local economy. We shop locally ourselves, so the money that gets spent here enables us to help local charities as well as the local businesses,” Popovich said. Mike’s has been a staple in State College for 28 years. The store was on North Atherton Street long before some of the other “big box” stores began cropping up. “Our pricing is in line with Lowe’s, Best Buy, all the big box stores. You’re not paying more here, but you are getting better local customer service. We really care about our jobs,” Popovich said. And while it might be tempting to get in line on Thanksgiving night to snag a 55-inch flat screen television, Popovich urges caution when buying a big ticket item, such as a television. “If you buy a television and it breaks, you’ll have to ship it back to wherever,” Popovich said. “We service everything here.” One of the most popular items during the holiday

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TURKEY TIME: Children from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program of Centre County took part in a pre-Thanksgiving dinner at Calvary Baptist Church.

STATE COLLEGE — As the first ever “Stuff a Blue Bus” campaign came to an end earlier in the week, the Central PA Food Bank is preparing to distribute food donations to 27 counties. Held in conjunction with Penn State, the drive was held from Nov. 9 to 18, said Brad Peterson, director of communications and marketing at the Central PA Food Bank. The drive was centered around the Indiana football game on Nov. 17, he said, but collection started at Penn State athletic events on Nov. 9. The drive closed with the Lady Lions game on Nov. 18. “Our goal is to collect between 5,000 and 10,000 pounds (of food),” Peterson said. Last year, the Central PA Food Bank distributed approximately 22 million pounds of food, Peterson said.

Annual dinner delights children By CHRIS MORELLI editor@centrecountygazette.com

STATE COLLEGE — The smell of turkey hung in the air as children played games before a big Thanksgiving meal. But this wasn’t a family room in central Pennsylvania. And this wasn’t just a couple of children, but close to 75. This was the annual Thanksgiving celebration at Calvary Baptist Church in State College. The event is held every year on the weekend before Thanksgiving for children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program of Centre County. “We’ve been doing this for five or six years. It started with a smaller group in the church that decided to put it on,” said Josh Stapleton of Calvary Baptist Church. “This year was a little different. We decided to get some of the kids from our Saturday night service to serve the food. What’s neat about this event is that it’s a group effort.” Children from the program began arriving at the church late in the afternoon on Friday. They played games — from pumpkin bowling to relay races and everything in between — prior to dinner being served.

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BUS STOP: Penn State fans helped “Stuff a Blue Bus” last week. All of the food collected went to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. “There were approximately 8,500 households in Centre County that accessed food assistance last year,” he said. “Last year we distributed nearly 334,000 pounds of food throughout Centre County through a network of more than 35 food pantries, shelters, senior centers (and other places).” Each week, Peterson said, 46,000 people access food through the Central PA Food Bank’s network. Peterson said food that is donated through the “Stuff a Blue Bus” drive will be distributed through the food bank’s network of food pantries. People who are in need register with these pantries to receive assistance, he said. “We are planning on keeping all of the food that is donated in this food drive in Centre County,” Peterson said. The amount of people accessing food assistance continues to grow each year, Peterson said, explaining that the food bank saw a 19 percent increase last year. “So it is vitally important to receive donations to continue to assist families and individuals struggling with hunger,” he said. “This time of year, as the holidays are approaching,

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December 7, 8 & 9, 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Fezzwigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas Partyâ&#x20AC;? A Fezzwigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas Party, featuring Mr. Charles Dickens and his Entertaining Characters. A Dickens of a Dinner Party! Old-time Parlor Games, Merry Skits & Theatricals, Live Music and Caroling, and the Yorkshire Yawning Contest.

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AT THE ANNUAL pre-Thanksgiving dinner held at Calvary Baptist Church in State College, children help serve the food. Dinner, from page 1 awesome having littles,â&#x20AC;? Himmelberger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really like to set up this Thanksgiving event for the kids. We had over 20 volunteers â&#x20AC;Ś buying the food, delivering the food, serving the food, playing with the kids, planning activities, setting up and tearing down. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a huge group effort.â&#x20AC;? The dinner menu consisted of the standard Thanksgiving Day fare â&#x20AC;&#x201D; turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, peas, cranberry sauce and dinner rolls. For dessert, the children enjoyed ice cream with a plethora of toppings. According to Stapleton, the church went through six turkeys. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of food. This year, we had great help from Wegmans with the turkeys, potatoes and gravy. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking pounds and pounds of potatoes. We can handle heating up the corn,â&#x20AC;? Stapleton said with a laugh.

As for the children, the smiles told the story. One third-grader from Bellefonte Elementary School said that it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hard to pick her favorite part of the night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like it because you get turkey and ice cream,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love sprinkles.â&#x20AC;? It also gives the children a glimpse of what Thanksgiving Day will be like. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get to see my family. I like seeing my aunt and uncle. We wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have ice cream, though. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have pie â&#x20AC;&#x201D; peach, apple and pumpkin,â&#x20AC;? she explained. In the end, though, the night isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about the food. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about quality time with the children in the program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great because some of these kids arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matched yet â&#x20AC;&#x201D; because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a need for Bigs in Centre County â&#x20AC;&#x201D; so they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get to do a weekly activity,â&#x20AC;? Himmelberger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But they come here, they get to play some games and have fun while they wait for a mentor.â&#x20AC;?

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STATE COLLEGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Penn State trustees have approved the process to find a new president and an athletics code of conduct required by the NCAA as part of the penalties for the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The university last week also received encouraging news after the Middle States Commission on Higher Education lifted its accreditation warning and reaffirmed the school was in compliance with the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s governance, finance and integrity standards. The presidential search begins immediately, with the goal to find President Rodney Ericksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s replacement by next November. Erickson plans to step down by June 2014. Board Chairwoman Karen Peetz was confident the school would have no trouble finding potential candidates despite the scandal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By the time someone gets here in 2014, it will be just a distant memory,â&#x20AC;? Peetz said. Earlier in the day on Nov. 16, higher education commission announced that the school was in full compliance

Alumni critics remain incensed about the results of Freehâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s investigation, which said Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno, former President Graham Spanier and two other university officials concealed abuse allegations. Paterno died in January. His family, as well as Spanier and the two school officials, have vehemently denied there was a cover-up. Each of the six speakers who spoke during Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public comment period denounced the board in varying degrees. Phil Shultes, 48, of Queensbury, N.Y., said he was among a faction of alumni severing ties with the school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Penn State is dead to us. We are not moving forward ... and it is not because of this scandal; it is because of your response to it,â&#x20AC;? he said as Peetz listened at the podium. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nearly every decision this board has made has defied logic and defined cowardice.â&#x20AC;? Shultes, a 1990 graduate of the College of Medicine, said he was discouraging prospective students from attending Penn State and was asking other alumni who shared his sentiments to do the same. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very disappointing,â&#x20AC;? Peetz said later when asked about the comment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would have expected that alumni would get behind the university at the time we need them the most.â&#x20AC;? Peetz said the university would be proactive in reaching out to students, staff, faculty, alumni and other Penn State community groups for input on the presidential search. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the past year, the board and community have had our share of conflicts,â&#x20AC;? Peetz told trustees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I urge everyone to work together ... for the future of Penn State.â&#x20AC;?

with the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s governance, finance and integrity standards. The commission lifted the accreditation warning issued in August based on the fallout from the scandal that began a year ago with Sanduskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arrest. Sandusky was later convicted and sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 boys. He maintains his innocence. Deep fractures remain among some vocal alumni and others in the university community over how Penn State leaders handled the scandal; the internal investigation led by former FBI director Louis Freeh; and the landmark NCAA sanctions. As part of the consent decree with the NCAA, the university was required to institute an athletics code of conduct. The schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legal counsel said the code of conduct simply reaffirms current university guidelines. Three trustees sought to emphasize that passing a code of conduct didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t equate to the board officially giving its approval to the NCAA sanctions, which Erickson agreed to. He has said he faced a difficult â&#x20AC;&#x153;take-it-or-leave-itâ&#x20AC;? proposition after the NCAA discussed shutting down the football program. Trustees Anthony Lubrano and Ryan McCombie, who joined the board this summer, and veteran trustee Joel Myers praised the code of conduct but said it was important to make a distinction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just wanted to be clear that accepting the resolution was in no way an acknowledgment of our acceptance of the consent decree agreement,â&#x20AC;? Lubrano said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We never ratified that.â&#x20AC;?

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more people come to us seeking food assistance, so this food drive will be a great benefit to those in the community that are having a hard time putting food on their table.” Brenna Mathers, marketing assistant with Penn State athletics, said although this is the first year of “Stuff a Blue Bus,” Penn State has held other drives in the past. Throughout the week of the drive, volunteers with Penn State worked around the clock, “manning the bus (and answering) anyone’s questions,” Mathers said. The Central PA Food Bank provided a variety of volunteers as well, she said. Donated food was picked up Monday, Mathers said, and will be distributed to food banks in the surrounding 27 counties, covering the middle third of the state from top to bottom. “This drive is important to Penn State Athletics due to the number of our neighbors that are at risk of going hungry,” Mathers said. “I get chills every game day seeing the mass quantity of people packing that stadium to support the awesome program that is Penn State football. Picturing that tenfold, and for unfortunately the worse, moves me to take action. And I see the passion of those 108,000 (people) on Saturday and know that if they’re provided that information, they’d choose to bring a can.” During the drive, the “blue bus” was stationed at a variety of locations around town, said Alexa Hetzel, marketing coordinator for Penn State Athletics for Football. The bus sat at the marquee at the Bryce Jordan Center, she said, and drop-off locations were at Rec Hall, Weis Markets and Comcast, she said. On game day Saturday, drop-off locations included Medlar Field, gate B at the BJC, The Visitor’s Center and Jeffrey Field, she said. The bus’s last appearance was on Sunday for the Lady Lions basketball game.

shopping season are televisions. However, other appliances move too. “Televisions are big. People need a present to buy and inventory is good. But we also get people coming in who say ‘we’ve needed a new washer for years, we’re just going to do it,’” he said. Just down the street from Mike’s is Plato’s Closet, which sells name-brand used clothing. As his co-workers stocked shelves with winter jackets, sweatshirts and jeans, Plato’s Closet manager Justin Baker, said that he’s expecting big crowds on Black Friday. “Black Friday is one of those days that’s just kind of a feeding frenzy. It’s changing, though, because stores are opening on Thanksgiving. That’s a bit different and something we’re not used to,” Baker said. According to Baker, Plato’s Closet will adjust its hours on Black Friday. “We’re going to open at 7 a.m.,” he said. In previous years, Plato’s Closet has been busy from open to close on Black Friday. Baker doesn’t expect 2012 to be any different. “We do get the bargain hunters,” Baker said. “One of the things that people like about us is that they never know what they’re going to get. The inventory changes on a daily basis. It’s different every single day.” As for Black Friday specials, Baker doesn’t anticipate having any. There will be the usual discount racks, of course. “We try to offer the lowest price,” Baker said. “Not just on Black Friday ... all year long, every day.”

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BOXES OF FOOD line the seats of a blue bus last week. Food was collected all week as Penn State fans tried to “Stuff a Blue Bus.” Hetzel said the main goal behind this year’s drive is to fill the bus as much as possible “so we can help feed central Pennsylvania.” “This is the time of year when the food banks run out of food,” she said, “so ideally we would like to get 10,000 pounds of food.” Hetzel said she credits the students for helping to volunteer and watch the bus during the week. “We appreciate everyone’s participation and donations … it seems like something so small that can really make a difference in so many lives,” she said. “When we were given the opportunity to work with the

Central PA Food Bank we were thrilled. With 1.2 million people hungry, which is about 11 Beaver Stadiums, we felt it was the right thing to do to help feed those that are struggling to feed themselves and their families.” Since 2008 the Central PA Food Bank has distributed more than 1.3 million pounds of food in Centre County. For more information visit centralpafoodbank.org.

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State College begins discussion on 2013 budget By LAURA NICHOLS StateCollege.com

STATE COLLEGE — State College Borough Council adjourned to a work session to discuss the 2013 Operational Budget after an hour-long regular meeting on Monday evening. Council was not able to take any formal actions, such as voting on or making amendments to the budget, but it took time to consider some of the major sections of the budget. Borough President Don Hahn said there were a few major sections — general fund revenues, capital fund improvements, budgetary policies and debt management. Included in the capital fund improvements is filling in the sinkhole underneath State College

Area School District’s Memorial Field. The proposal for the Borough to vote on will be presented at the Dec. 3 regular meeting. Currently, there are no changes in recommendations in budgetary policies in the 2013 budget. However, not included in the budget is the increased fines for alcohol-related offenses, Sen. Jake Corman’s legislation that recently passed, and the student home rental fee, which did not become effective until after the budget was drafted. Council needs some time to see how those fees will shake out before drawing them into the budget. Further discussion and action on the 2013 budget will continue at a later meeting, and will be reviewed on Dec. 3-4. During the regular meeting,

State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham said during the Mayor’s Report that she recently attended the Pennsylvania Municipal League meeting, where a municipal pension reform proposal was discussed. The proposal was created by the league and is being vetted by various groups, Goreham said, and it would replace one, if not more of the current municipal pension plans. “Every member of the board expressed enthusiasm over coming to State College next June when we host the annual convention,” Goreham said. “I told them their expectations would not be disappointed.” Council approved two changes to the vehicle and traffic ordinance. It first made a change to the parking regulations on Corl

Street because a fire hydrant was placed in a new section of the street during reconstruction of the street. The posted sign regulations contradict Pennsylvania law, which forbids parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant, according to the borough. The amendment corrected the issue. The next change was to the parking regulations on Fraser Street. After the street was realigned, a sign was posted that allowed loading and unloading in the travel lane during certain times, according to the borough. The zone was designed for quick food deliveries but has been used by large tractor-trailers whose deliveries are taking too much time. During such deliveries, a safety hazard arises for pedestrians and vehicles. The new regulations will restrict all stopping,

standing, loading and unloading from the travel lanes. Officials said there is adequate loading zone space on the College Avenue at the corner of Fraser Street to service the businesses in the area. Council moved swiftly through its routine approvals, including accepting the resignation of long-time member of the borough, Carol Gold, who is leaving the board of health to relocate across the country. Council also approved a resolution for the destruction of records within the police department and approved the closing of South Allen Street from College Avenue to Calder Way from 5:307:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 for the annual tree lighting ceremony sponsored by the Downtown Improvement District.

AccuWeather commemorates 50th anniversary By LAURA NICHOLS StateCollege.com

STATE COLLEGE — AccuWeather Inc. is turning 50, and to celebrate, kicked off last week a year-long recognition of the company with a series of events, as well as retrospective stories and videos on AccuWeather.com. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel Myers, AccuWeather has grown from a weather company providing forecasts for businesses into an international weather media company that reaches more than half a billion users worldwide daily. AccuWeather serves a worldwide audience from its headquarters in State College, and its Severe Weather Center in Wichita, Kan., according to press re-

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GAZETTE 403 S. Allen St., State College, PA 16801 Phone: (814) 238-5051 Fax: (814) 238-3415 www.CentreCountyGazette.com

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Act now to preserve low-income housing I urge our community to oppose the proposed February 2013 evictions of the Hilltop Mobile Home Park residents and support the residents’ efforts to halt the sale and rezoning of the property. The home owners want to purchase the land to form a residents’ cooperative that will preserve much needed low income housing in our area. Trinitas Ventures, a student housing developer in Illinois, has requested that the zoning be changed from a mobile home park to allow other uses, prior to purchasing the site. If College Township refuses the rezoning request, Trinitas is unlikely to purchase the land and the Hilltop park will be preserved. Concerned citizens can send letters to the College Township Council, 1481 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801 and attend the rezoning discussion at an upcoming council meeting in the College Township Building. If evicted, the Hilltop families will Karen Dabney is compete with the residents of the soon freelance writer to be closed Penn State Mobile Home who lives in State Park in a search for scarce affordable College. She is not housing. The closure of these two moaffiliated with the bile home parks will displace 200 famiHilltop and Penn lies. They could pay as much as $10,000 State mobile home to relocate their homes if they are fortuparks. nate enough to find available space in a local mobile home park. Most will not find an available space or be able to afford to move their homes, resulting in the loss of their investment. The Penn State Mobile Home Park land does not have limited zoning. The residents do not have the option of using zoning as a strategy to prevent the closure of their mobile home park. According to current law, mobile home park owners are not required to pay the residents for their abandoned homes and can force them to pay additional costs to demolish homes that are not moved. Residents must repay loans they obtained to purchase their mobile homes even after the homes have been demolished. The debt burden may prevent them from being able to pay for future housing. If these residents leave the area to find affordable housing, the Centre Region may face a lack of low wage workers in key jobs like home health care and retail. The mobile home parks also house many low income people who are retired, disabled, or face economic hardship due to divorce or job loss during the recession. The closure of the mobile home parks will add to the affordable housing crisis in Centre County. With enough citizen demand, Gov. Corbett and our state representatives and senators may make the newly passed law, Act 156, retroactive so the residents of both of these mobile home parks will receive some financial compensation for losing their homes, and the families will be given a chance to form a residents’ cooperative. For more information, visit savehilltop.org. For the date of the rezoning discussion, contact College Township, (814) 231-3021.

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Should Texas be allowed to secede? By JOEL MATHIS and BEN BOYCHUK Scripps Howard News Service

Since President Barack Obama’s re-election, more than 100,000 people have put their name to an online petition demanding Texas be allowed to peacefully leave the United States and form its own government. Republican Gov. Rick Perry repudiates the movement, but secession petitions are now emerging in other “red” (and some “blue”) states as well. Didn’t Abraham Lincoln settle this issue? Columnists Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk debate.

JOEL MATHIS Why do Republicans hate America? Settle down, settle down. I’m just kidding. Really. Those thousands of Texans have signed a secession petition because they hate Obama more than they love their own country? They’re a clear minority in both their state and in their party. Once the pain of losing the presidential election subsides, many of the signatories will eventually feel duly sheepish about their hasty action. Still, the secession movement didn’t come out of nowhere. In the hours and days after Obama’s re-election, there were plenty of Republicans who started the hard task of looking at themselves and their party and asking hard questions about why the GOP has lost four of the last six presidential elections — and five of six, if you go by popular vote counts. But too many of their conservative colleagues gave themselves over to petulance instead, deciding that America had proved itself unworthy of the conservative vision. You probably heard it in the comments of your Republican friends

that “America was getting the government it deserved.” And it made itself most explicit in Mitt Romney’s declaration that the Obama campaign essentially bought his majority vote with “gifts” to various constituencies — as though the Wall Street billionaires who supported his candidacy were merely altruistic, expecting no gain in return. Many Republicans have convinced themselves, then, that they lost because of the moral superiority of their ideology, that Americans just aren’t up for the grizzled Ayn Randian self-reliance it requires. It’s an attitude both contemptuous and contemptible, and it’s easy to see how it would eventually express itself in a secession petition. If Texas wants to leave, let it: It’s not worth another bloody Civil War to keep the Union together. In the meantime, Republicans will have to rein in the contempt for their fellow citizens if they want to again earn their votes.

BEN BOYCHUK Every four years or so, a sizeable minority of Americans — sometimes upward of 49 percent or even more — wake up the morning after Election Day to a country they claim not to recognize. The thought of four more years of an Obama “recovery,” the implementation of the president’s ghastly health insurance law, and the prospect of a judiciary remade along left-liberal lines — it’s too much for many Republicans to bear. Rather than suffer the indignity of living under this man’s administration as more and more of our Godgiven liberties fall away under an ever more regulatory state, wouldn’t it be better simply to part company? No, it would not.

Petulance is a two-way street, of course. Eight years ago, millions of Democrats woke up to the horror of George W. Bush’s second term. Red America was suddenly “Jesusland.” San Franciscans became more smug and insufferable. And soon, people like Kirkpatrick Sale and Lawrence O’Donnell were in the pages of the left-wing Nation magazine and on cable television making an earnest case — or whining, depending on your point of view — for a “blue-state secession.” It was foolish talk then, and it’s even more foolish now. We lost an election. Our liberties are always in jeopardy, regardless of which party has the majority. The country will be a different place in four years. Very possibly, Republicans won’t have the presidency again for a generation. That’s politics. None of those things justifies secession, which is, as the very first Republican president put it, “the essence of anarchy.” “A majority,” Abraham Lincoln said in his first inaugural address in 1861, “held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy or despotism.” Republicans are not well suited to anarchy. For conservatives, now is not the time to lose faith in the Constitution and the principles of America’s founding. Nothing lasts forever — certainly not republics. But silly secession fantasies are nothing more than preemptive surrender.

Unless labeled as a Gazette editorial, all views on the Opinion page are those of the authors.

Letters policy The Centre County Gazette welcomes letters to the editor and will endeavor to print readers’ letters in a timely manner. Letters should be signed and include the writer’s full address and telephone number so the authenticity of the letter can be confirmed. No letters will be published anonymously. Letters must be factual and discuss issues rather than personalities. Writers should avoid name-calling. Form letters and automated “canned” email will not be accepted. Generally, letters should be limited to 350 words. All letters are subject to editing. Letter writers are limited to one submission every 30 days. Send letters to 403 S. Allen St., State College, PA 16801. Letters may also be emailed to editor@centrecounty gazette.com. Be sure to include a phone number.

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NOVEMBER 21-28, 2012

HEALTH & WELLNESS Proper care can make difference with diabetes November is American Diabetes Month and the health care experts at Mount Nittany’s Center for Wound Care, a member of the Healogics network, are drawing attention to the fact that every hour seven people across the country lose a foot or leg to the disease, which is the leading cause of lower-limb amputations not caused by accidents. “Diabetic patients are confronted with multiple challenges in the healing process. Not only is their circulation diminished, but they also have an impaired ability to sense the earliest stages of foot injury due to disease-associated nerve damage,” said Dr. Scott Covington, executive vice president, medical affairs for Healogics, Inc., a network of academic medical centers, hosMaria Dawson is pitals and professionthe administrative als committed to addirector of the vancing wound healMount Nittany Wound Care. ing and addressing the problem of chronic wounds. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly one in three people with diabetes ages 40 and older have at least one area on their feet that lacks feeling. Those at greater risk for nerve damage include diabetics who have difficulty controlling their blood sugar, high cholesterol, weight or blood pressure. Statistically, one in 20 diabetics will develop a wound on the legs or feet each year. The risk of amputations can be reduced by 45 to 85 percent through foot care pro-

MARIA DAWSON Photo courtesy Penn State Hershey

THE VIEW FROM the new Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, which recently opened its doors. The building is a part of a $239 million expansion project.

Penn State Hershey dedicates new children’s hospital From Gazette staff reports HERSHEY — Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center celebrated a new era of comprehensive patient- and family-centered care with the dedication of the new, freestanding Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. In an event highlighted by the moving remarks of Kevin and Lauren Brobson, grateful parents of Claire Brobson, and the cutting of a colorful “paperdoll” ribbon, children’s hospital leadership welcomed legislative dignitaries, donors and patient families to a facility that will complement the high-quality of care already provided by Penn State Hershey pediatric specialists. “The new Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital building has become a reality through the support of generous donors, government and community partners and the tireless dedication of our caring physicians and staff,” said Dr. Harold L. Paz, chief executive officer for Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Health System, Penn State’s senior vice president for health affairs and dean of Penn State College of Medicine. “When we open this new building to patients in January, it means children and families in central Pennsylvania will have a world class pediatric facility to match the comprehensive and compassionate care they have come to expect from us.” Work began on the new freestanding children’s hospital building in November 2009. The new children’s hospital is six floors — a ground floor and five above ground — and 263,000 square feet of space designed to promote a model of care that is focused on the unique needs of sick children and their families. It also includes areas focused on wellness and prevention. “The new home of our children’s hospital is a building that embodies and fulfills our commitment to providing care that is centered on the needs of the patient and his or her family,” said A. Craig Hillemeier, medical director of Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and vice dean of clinical affairs. “We sought significant input from patients, families, and staff during the design to ensure that the building would most effectively serve those who need and use it.” The IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon Pediatric Cancer Pavilion, made possible with a $10 million commitment from the IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), will offer private space for kids undergoing inpatient or outpatient cancer treatment, and clinicians expanded capabilities to offer clinical trials and experimental treatment options. “It was a blessing to have access to doctors and nurses with the medical knowl-

edge and technology to fight pediatric cancer,” said Lauren Brobson. “It was comforting that the care and treatment offered here in our own community extended beyond Claire’s medical needs and reached our entire family.” The new building houses five dedicated pediatric operating rooms, a cardiac catheterization lab, two procedure rooms and a pediatric radiology space. The stateof-the-art pediatric intensive care unit is supported by a $5 million gift from the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation. All patient rooms are private and designed to comfortably accommodate the whole family as well as allow staff to monitor patients while maintaining a family’s privacy and quiet time together. Other amenities designed to encourage healing and to let kids be kids, even while at the hospital, include a performing arts area, a meditation space, interactive play areas, a learning wall and healing gardens, including a “green” roof on the third floor. The building incorporates natural light in most spaces and architectural details and finishes that evoke the natural world, such as the “waterfall” window on the east end of the building, and large wall images of plant and animal life that adorn many public areas. A safety store and a family resource center provide all parents in the community with the tools and information they need to help keep kids safe and healthy. The $207 million children’s hospital building is part of a $239 million project that also included an expansion to the Centerview Parking Garage and a new Support Services Building. Philanthropic gifts of more than $75 million — including a $25 million commitment from Highmark and an $8 million gift from local philanthropists Jeanne and Ed Arnold — helped make the new building a reality. Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital is the only children’s hospital between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia fully equipped to treat the most severely ill children of central Pennsylvania, with both the highest level neonatal intensive care unit and a Level I pediatric trauma center. Children’s Hospital physicians and nurses provide comprehensive support and specialized care to infants, children, and adolescents every day. With a focus on providing first-rate health care to all children, from those with complex heart disease to childhood cancers, the children’s hospital allows patients to receive the full spectrum of highest quality care close to their homes. The children’s hospital earned national recognition from U.S. News and World Report in two specialties in 2011 and in three specialties in 2012.

grams that can include risk assessment, education, treatment of foot problems and referrals to specialists. State-of-the-art equipment and leading edge therapies are also playing a role in reducing the risk of amputation. Mount Nittany’s Center for Wound Care offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies The experts at Mount Nittany’s Center for Wound Care note the following as indications of problems diabetics may have with their legs and urge people to discuss symptoms they may have with their healthcare providers: ■ pain in the legs or cramping in the buttocks, thighs or calves during physical activity ■ tingling, burning or painful feet ■ loss of sense of touch or the ability to feel heat or cold in the feet ■ changes in the shape, color or temperature of the feet ■ hair loss on the toes, feet and lower legs ■ dry or cracked skin on the feet; ■ thick and yellow toenails or fungus infections between the toes ■ blisters, sores, infected corns and ingrown toenails. Physicians at Mount Nittany’s Center for Wound Care recommend people with diabetes manually inspect their feet each day and seek immediate attention if a lower extremity wound has increased pain, redness or swelling, foul wound odor, or a change in color or change in amount of drainage. For more information on the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, contact Mount Nittany’s Center for Wound Care located at 120 Radnor Road in State College or call (814) 231-7868.

Red Cross offers gift for donation From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — This Thanksgiving, the American Red Cross urges the public to not only give thanks, but to give blood as well. “Today there are hundreds of thousands of people across our country who have received transfusions of blood and blood components,” said John Hagins, CEO of the Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region. “They and their family are thankful to the blood donors who gave their time and their blood donation to help save lives.” From Nov. 21 through 26, those who donate blood will receive a special holiday themed white long-sleeve T-shirt, while supplies last. The Red Cross has several blood drives scheduled in Centre County. Appointments are encouraged; walk-in blood donors are welcome but may have a short wait. Hagins added that the period before Thanksgiving begins a period of historically lower blood donations as people be-

come busy with holiday preparations and activities, family and social events. “However,” he continued, “the need for blood continues for those having surgery, traumatic accidents, cancer treatment and others who require transfusion of blood and blood components. “We at the Red Cross thank all our blood donors for their recent support and generosity following the recent storms on the east coast,” Hagins concluded. “We also remind those who haven’t recently given blood that the need for blood is constant and blood donations are needed yeararound. Volunteer blood donations are the only source of blood for patients who need transfusions.” Donors of all blood types are needed daily. Currently there is great demand for type O negative blood, the universal blood type. For an appointment, or to find other blood donation opportunities, call (800) RED CROSS ((800) 733-2767) or go online at redcrossblood.org

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Lewistown Hospital to host lecture From Gazette staff reports LEWISTOWN — Lewistown Hospital’s Community Cancer Treatment Center is hosting a Free Lymphedema Management Lecture from 6 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 in Lewistown Hospital’s fourth floor classroom. Nicole Steele, Golden Living Center William Penn’s Rehab Program Coordinator, will be speaking about the anatomy

and physiology of the lymphatic system, signs and symptoms of lymphedema, causes of lymphedema, as well as treatment and maintenance following therapy. All qualified attendees will receive a free lymphedema medical alert bracelet. Light refreshments will also be available. To register for this event, please call (717) 2427464. For any questions, please call or visit www.lewistownhospital.org.


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ON NOV. 8, students from CPI’s Horticulture and Landscaping class competed at the FFA Landscape/Nursery competition held at Penns Valley Area High School. The students took home first, second and third place in landscape/nursery. From left, Alex Rickeard of State College took first place, Luke Garber of Penns Valley took second place and Dakota Newman of Bald Eagle Area claimed third place. Also competing were Ellen McCaslin of Bald Eagle Area (fifth place), Hunter Johnstonbaugh of Bald Eagle Area (eighth place), Katelyn Nockett of Bellefonte and Elizabeth Quick of Bald Eagle Area. A total of 26 students from Bald Eagle Area, Bellefonte, Penns Valley, Sugar Valley, State College, Clearfield and Central Mountain competed.

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FULL-TIME CPI student Amy Calhoun recently won a Caribbean cruise for looking after her elderly grandmother. The contest was sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care and CaregiverCruises.com. From left, Crystal Henry of Home Instead Senior Care, Calhoun and Kenneth Pendleton of Home Instead Senior Care.

Home Instead Senior Care awards cruise to caregiver From Gazette staff reports PLEASANT GAP — The local Home Instead Senior Care office serving seven central Pennsylvania counties awarded a winter 2013 Caribbean cruise to Amy Calhoun, a local family caregiver for her elderly grandmother and a full-time LPN student on Nov. 9 at CPI in Pleasant Gap. Home Instead Senior Care has partnered with CaregiverCruises.com to sponsor the getaway for deserving caregivers and senior care professionals around the country. Local owners, Ron and Christine Krasnansky, purchased the cruise in August 2012 for a local family caregiver and their guest to enjoy some well-de-

served time away. Members of the community were invited to submit nominations of local family caregivers that they believed deserved a break. The contest ran through Oct. 15. Family caregivers seldom get away because of the time commitments and responsibility of caregiving,” said Krasnansky. “That’s why we are grateful for the opportunity to help care for these deserving caregivers. Family caregivers are the unsung heroes in our community, helping to care for and honor a generation of seniors that has given so much.” The five-night, six-day Caregiver Cruise is scheduled for Feb. 25 to March 2, 2013, on the Royal

Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas. The cruise will set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with stops in Labadee, Haiti, and Falmouth, Jamaica. The cruise getaway will include one inside cabin room, roundtrip airfare, and accommodations at the Hampton Inn Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. All meals and entertainment on board the ship are covered, as well as, taxes, fees, travel insurance and prepaid gratuities. In addition to the cruise, the winning recipient will receive up to 40 hours of free care from a Home Instead Senior Care professional CAREGiver for their senior loved on while they are away getting some rest.

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HANNAH ROCK, of Bellefonte, was recently selected as the Elks’ Student of the Month at Bellefonte Area High School for October. Rock has completed over 4,730 hours of community work while in high school, raised five seeing-eye dogs (two while in high school), and has maintained high or honor roll throughout her high school career. She is the daughter of Mike and Becky Rock, of Bellefonte.

BEA students craft Quilts of Valor By ROSE HOOVER For The Gazette

WINGATE — You can learn many different things when you make a quilt — Bald Eagle Area sixth grade students know that first-hand. Under the guidance of family and consumer science teacher Sharon Bittel, BEA students took part in a nationwide program to make quilts for wounded veterans and their families. Before crafting the two quilts, students first learned about family heirlooms and special handmade gifts, the historical importance of quilts, and the Freedom Trail during the Civil War. They then used their geometry skills to make the quilt squares, and after sewing the squares together they learned the correct way to layer the backing, the batting, and the tops of the quilts. The students also learned about starting a project and working collaboratively to see it finished. The students chose to give their Quilts of Valor to families in the Bald Eagle Area School District who have lost a son in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Bittel said: “The students are very excited about gifting the quilts to veterans’ families; many of them know a family member or neighbor who has served in the military.”

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MICHAEL TROWBRIDGE, of Bellefonte, was recently selected as the Elks’ Student of the Month at Bellefonte Area High School for September. Trowbridge has been a distinguished honor roll student for every grading period and is vicepresident of the National Honor Society. He has also participated in mock trial at BAHS in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Pictured with Trowbridge is Bellefonte Elks Lodge officer Nina King.

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STUDENTS AT Bald Eagle Area made Quilts of Valor for wounded veterans and their families.

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NOVEMBER 21-28, 2012

Black Friday shopping tips By SAMI HULINGS For The Gazette

With Black Friday upon us, The Centre County Gazette offers some tips for those headed into the madness on Friday morning â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and in some cases, Thanksgiving night: 1. Beat the crowds with night owl discounts on Thanksgiving: Many stores are now opening late Thanksgiving night for those who would rather rest and avoid the 3 a.m. lines. After sleeping off the effects of the tryptophan, shoppers can head to

stores like Target and Toys â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Râ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Us at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving night. 2. Do your research and check out the ads before Black Friday: Instead of waiting to check out Black Friday deals at stores, shoppers should gather Black Friday flyers ahead of time. Shoppers should also check store websites and Black Friday online listing for deals. This will give them an idea of which stores they should head to for certain purchases and what stores have the best deals. 3. Make a list: After looking through ads and store sites, make a list of items to be

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SHOPPING MALLS throughout Pennsylvania will be bustling with customers for the next several weeks. The shopping season officially begins on Nov. 23 or “Black Friday.” Shopping tips, from page 10 should stay focused on their goals. By sticking to the list they created a few days before, shoppers will have a much better Black Friday experience. 10. Only shop the deals: Focus your time and energy Bon lack Friday exclusives and save the rest of your Christmas list for later. Black Friday sales are for one day and one day only. They are a must get. Other items may

go on sale closer to the holidays, so they can wait. 11. Ask for gift receipts: No matter the day, shoppers should always ask for gift receipts. But in the hustle and bustle of Black Friday, colors, sizes and many other options may be forgotten. By asking for a gift receipt, shoppers make it much easier to return a Black Friday purchase. 12. Use store credit cards: Some stores offer extra discounts on Black Friday merchandise if

shoppers use store specific credit cards. But shoppers must make sure they don’t max out these cards. Black Friday can be an exciting shopping experience, so all shoppers should set a limit and stick to it. 13. Get enough rest to deal with the crowds: Because no one likes to deal with a cranky shopper, make sure to get enough sleep. Being wide awake while shopping during the wee hours of Friday morning will make the

much needed coffee. 15. Shop online on Cyber Monday: And don’t forget the great deals found online on the Monday after Black Friday. This day is for all those shoppers who can’t deal with the crowds or for those who would much rather do their holiday shopping in their pajamas. Many Cyber Monday deals provide shopper with similar discounts to Black Friday, allowing them to save while in the comfort of their own home.

day run much more smoothly. 14. Use the buddy system: Always carpool with a friend when Black Friday shopping. Friends can be great shopping companions, a good shoulder to cry on when a deal was missed or someone to complain to when that lady cuts in front of you in line. Even if shoppers don’t have to head to the same stores on Black Friday, still car pool with someone. Set a time to meet back at the car to head out for some

Plenty of community dinners on the horizon STATE COLLEGE — Free community Thanksgiving dinners will be held at a variety of area locations this week. Following is a list: From 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at State College Assembly of God, 2201 University Drive. Entertainment will be provided by Chiz Rider. Free coats will be provided by The Salvation Army. For more information call (814) 238-3800. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, at Watermarke Outreach Centre on 114 S. Spring St. in Bellefonte. Dine in, takeout and delivery will be available. For more information email info@watermarkechurch.org. From 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, at Mt. Nittany United Methodist Church in Lemont. Transportation can be arranged by calling (814) 237-3549. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in State College. For more information call (814) 237-7659.

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BEA powder puff game raises money for charity By MARJORIE S. MILLER mmiller@centrecountygazette.com

WINGATE — On Nov. 11 on the football field at Bald Eagle Area High School, 54 high school junior and senior girls battled it out at the school’s annual powder puff game. Donned in custom-made sweatshirts and brightly colored leggings, the girls were applauded by coaches, male cheerleaders and family and friends. But they weren’t just playing football. They were raising money in the fight against breast cancer. Sharon Nilson, a powder puff co-advisor, said although this is the 28th year the school has hosted a powder puff game, this is only the second year it has raised money for breast cancer awareness. “(This year) they chose the PA Breast Cancer Coalition because the money raised stays in Pennsylvania to help breast cancer patients and survivors,” Nilson, a computer lab monitor, said. Last year’s game benefited Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Nilson said it’s important that high school girls learn about breast cancer because the disease can affect anyone.

“It doesn’t matter your age, race or genetic background,” she said. “Girls need to learn early that doing self-exams and seeing your gynecologist yearly is a beneficial way of early detection for any kind of cancer … insurance companies will not cover mammograms until the age of 40, (and that) could be too late for a diagnosis for some people.” Before the game the girls were given pink ribbons and bracelets to wear, courtesy of the PA Breast Cancer Coalition. Nilson said focusing on being proactive with health, instead of reactive, is something that should be taught early on. “I think the girls need to learn that too, (to) take care of yourself now, pay attention to what your body is telling you, eat right, exercise … A little bit of precaution and common sense will go a long way in everyone’s life.” Another reason the “pink” game benefits young girls, Nilson said, is that it gives them a chance to talk about family members that have had breast cancer, and how it has affected them. “It is one way to open dialog and have them think about this issue and how it could … affect

them now or later in life,” she said. “I don’t like the thought (of) people being scared (of ) doing self-exams or seeing a doctor.” Nilson said 26 senior girls and 28 junior girls played in the Nov. 11 game. The seniors beat the juniors, 32-6. Working with co-advisor Vaughn Donmoyer, a technology education teacher, Nilson said she helped prepare the girls for the game through weeks of evening practices, starting at the beginning of the month. “We practiced the whole week, Monday through Thursday (from) 6 to 8 on the football field under the lights,” Nilson said. “The boys would first get everyone warmed up and stretched out, then they would break them into groups to work on individual abilities and skills. Before practice finished they would start to run through the plays.” Nilson said the girls played very well, and had a lot of fun. “The girls really put their hearts and souls into playing,” she said. “It’s almost scary how rough they can be out on the football field. I sometimes think they should play regular football.” As a result of the game, more

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AT THE ANNUAL powder puff football game on Nov. 11, two teams from Bald Eagle Area slugged it out to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. than $1,500 was raised for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, Nilson said. “Our hopes for next year will be to raise even more money for breast cancer awareness and research, and to help people who are currently undergoing treatment,” she said. “As we do this every year we get a little better. I

hope the girls see the importance of this effort and remember it for a lifetime.” Those who wish to make a donation to the PA Breast Cancer Coalition may send it to Nilson’s attention at BEASD, 751 S. Eagle Valley Road, Wingate, PA 16823. Checks should be made payable to BEA Student Government.

Barnes & Noble gives gift of reading to children From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Barnes & Noble stores across the country invite customers to give the gift of reading to children in need during its annual Holiday Book Drive, taking place now through Jan. 1, 2013. The Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive provides an opportunity for customers to donate books through locally designated non-profit organizations. Holiday Book Drive recipients throughout the country include schools, libraries, literacy organizations, family social service agencies and homeless centers. This year, the State College Barnes & Noble, located at 365 Benner Pike will be collecting books

for Centre County Youth Service Bureau. “The Holiday Book Drive is one of our most popular community partnerships,” said Sarah DiFrancesco, director of business development for Barnes & Noble. “This year, our booksellers are looking forward to sharing the pure joy of giving a book to a child in need with our generous customers. And because each Barnes & Noble store chooses its local non-profit beneficiary, the donations are thoughtful and personal.” To find out how to participate in the Holiday Book Drive, contact the State College Barnes & Noble community relations manager Megan Kline-Woolsey at (814) 867-9330.

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SCRC modelers host Nittany Mall display By SAM STITZER pennsvalley@centrecountygazette.com

STATE COLLEGE — The State College Radio Control Club staged a static display of model aircraft in the Nittany Mall recently. About 25 models were on display by club members, who manned the display to answer any questions from the public. Models ranged in size from as small as 18 inches to some with over 100-inch wingspans. Model types included scale models of real aircraft (airplanes and helicopters), non-scale models, trainers and large scale aerobatic models. SCRC president Ron Lueth said the

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show was held to acquaint the public with the radio control hobby and the club’s activities. The State College Radio Control Club has about 40 members, and is open to anyone with an interest in radio controlled model aircraft. Members fly their models at the club flying field at Centre Air Park Airport near Centre Hall. Lueth noted that the State College Spikes baseball team has asked the club to perform flight demonstrations at some of their home games in the 2013 season. For more information about the State College Radio Control Club, visit http://www.scrc-club.com/ or call (814) 353-0346.

Car raffle tickets on sale now From Gazette staff reports BELLEFONTE — The Centre County Senior Center Coalition will be raffling off a new 2012 Nissan Versa on Dec. 1. Tickets are available at the Office of Aging, 420 Holmes St., inside the Willowbank Building in Bellefonte. Tickets are $20 and only 2,500 are available. All sales benefit the Centre County Senior Centers.

For more information, contact Sandy Schuckers at the Centre County Office of Aging at (814) 355-6716. CCSCC is a non-profit group that raises funds to support programming at the six Centre County Senior Centers: Bellefonte, Centre Hall, Centre Region, Penns Valley, Philipsburg and Snow Shoe. Funds from the car raffle will go toward technology classes and equipment at each of the centers.

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THE MOUNTAIN TOP Swimming Pool Association would like to thank the following donors for their support during the past year: The Snow Shoe Park Corporation, Mountain Top Area Lions Club, Milesburg Area Lions Club, Bellefonte Order of Eagles, Bellefonte Elks, Snow Shoe Fire Company, Clarence Moose, Centre Foundation, HRI, The Central PA Visitors Bureau, Burnside Township, The Clarence Democratic Club and Ronald McDonald Charities. There was also a generous donation from the Members of The Bellefonte Lodge No. 268 Free and Accepted Masons, through the Carl L. Fisher Memorial Trust The association would also like to thank community members for patronizing the pool during the 2012 season.


NOVEMBER 21-28, 2012

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Centre Hall troop goes Scouting for Food

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By SAM STITZER pennsvalley@centrecountygazette.com

CENTRE HALL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in Centre Hall participated in the Scouting for Food program on Nov. 10. That morning, Boy Scouts from Troop 20 gathered at the Old Fort American Legion. Led by Scoutmaster Sal Nicosia and his assistant Jeff Breon, the scouts filled two minivans with food items that had been collected by the legion post. The food was donated by the American Legion Post members, its Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auxiliary and patrons of the legionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bar and restaurant. Besides being Scout leaders, both Nicosia and Breon are American Legion members. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want people to know weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not just a bar,â&#x20AC;? said Breon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We help SAM STITZER/For The Gazette the community.â&#x20AC;? SCOUTMASTER SAL NICOSIA bags food at the Old He noted that the legion facility is used for numerous charity events Fort American Legion for distribution in the Penns such as the HOPE Fund Car Show Valley area. and the Penns Valley Kiwanis Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s distributed later this month. annual Mud Volleyball Tournament. When The Scouting for Food program has the food was all loaded, the Scouts helped been operating since 1985. It began in the to distribute it to needy families in the St. Louis area, and was quickly adopted by Penns Valley area. scout troops in cities and towns all across Cub Scouts from Pack 20 met at Grace America. United Methodist Church. The Cubs had In the Law of the Pack, a Cub Scout placed tags on the doors of residents a gives good will and in the Boy Scout Promweek earlier, requesting donations of nonise, a Boy Scout promises to help other perishable food items. people at all times. By participating in a Cub Scout leaders and parents drove Scouting for Food program, Scouts come a the boys around Centre Hall to pick up step closer to fulfilling those words. Across bags of canned food on the porches of resithe country, thousands of troops and packs dents. with millions of scouts involved collect The food was returned to the Centre tens of millions of pounds of food which is Hall-Potter Food Bank, located in the basedistributed to needy neighbors. ment of Grace church, from which it will be

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The grant was awarded as a part of Yamahaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OHV Access Initiative promoting safe, responsible riding and sustainable open riding areas. The grant will be used to install gate, bollards and fencing to control and promote safe trail access at the Gillentown Trailhead in Snow Shoe.

From Gazette staff reports SNOW SHOE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Larry Mayes, secretary of Snow Shoe Rails to Trails, recently announced that the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails has received a Yamaha OHV Access Initiative Grant of $15,000 for Gillentown Trailhead â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trail Access Control.â&#x20AC;?

Christmas concert scheduled From Gazette staff reports

Dec. 16 at the Methodist Church along the Madisonburg Pike in Madisonburg. Offerings donated will be given to local families who are in need due to financial emergencies.

MADISONBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Brush Valley Community Choir will hold its annual Christmas Choral Concert at 3 p.m. on

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THE BELLEFONTE ELKS Lodge No. 1094 recently initiated new members into the order. Shown here are the new members and Bellefonte Lodge Officers, who conducted the Initiation Ceremony: Jeromy Patterson, Brian Merrill, Jay Stauffer, Mark Rudloff, David VanBuskirk, Katy Hazel, Leading Knight John Rockey, Inner Guard Janice Watson, Joshua Knoffsinger, Exalted Ruler Denise Zelznick, Nathan Goldman, Esquire Edward Dyke, Brett Kelley, Loyal Knight Nina King, Lecturing Knight Chad Wegner, Robin Green, Issac Goldman, Jason Miller, Scott Strouse and Brooke Zelznick. Missing from photo: Joshua Bolig.

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GAZETTE

NOVEMBER 21-28, 2012

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WISCONSIN AT PENN STATE ■ 3:30 P.M.

Inside: ■ Depth Charts ■ Rosters ■ Schedules ■ Statistics

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NOT THIS

TIME

Penn State avoids second-half collapse, blows out Indiana By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH sports@centrecountygazette.com

UNIVERSITY PARK — Not this time. It may have looked like a repeat of Ohio State or Nebraska was brewing when Indiana scored the first nine points in the third quarter to creep to within easy striking distance of the Nittany Lions. But it wasn’t. This time Penn State struck back with 17 unanswered points, and the Penn State defense, scorched for over 450 passing yards by the Hoosiers, pitched a shutout for the rest of the game. And this time Penn State won going away, 45-22, for its seventh win of the season and fifth win in the Big Ten. Matt McGloin and Allen Robinson both had career days for the Lions. McGloin passed for a career high 395 yards and four touchdowns, while Robinson caught 10 passes for 197 yards and three of those touchdowns. Zach Zwinak ran again for over 100 yards, with 135 on 29 carries, and scored two touchdowns, and Michael Zordich added another 49 and a touchdown. The defense may have given up a ton of passing yards, but it gave up only 24 yards on the ground and made two big interceptions, including one by Adrian Amos inside the 10-yard line. In all, it was a day of many highs for the Nittany Lions, and one very deep low — Michael Mauti suffered a season-ending knee injury in the second quarter and was taken off the field on a cart. After the injury to Mauti, Penn State showed its resilience — as it has for the whole season and, in fact, for the whole year of 2012 — by adjusting and then taking care of business against the Hoosiers. “I think this team’s a bunch of resilient

guys,” Penn State coach Bill O’Brien said. “Again, when a guy like that, who’s a leader on your football team, goes down in a game, I think it was a good response. “We have a bunch of veterans on defense, with Gerald Hodges, Glenn Carson, Jordan Hill, and Stephon Morris. We have a bunch of guys that have played a lot of football. They did what they had to do and I think we got the offense going there around the second quarter.” With McGloin completing passes to eight different receivers, including Robinson’s 10 receptions, four to Brandon Moseby-Felder, and three more to Matt Lehman, and Zwinak’s rushing, the Nittany Lion offense was going most of the afternoon. Penn State scored first on a 26-yard pass from McGloin to Robinson in the first quarter. Indiana came back to take a 10-7 lead on a touchdown pass to tight end Ted Bolser and a field goal by Mitch Ewald early in the second quarter. McGloin, however, helped the Lions rally back with three touchdown passes in the second quarter. First, he hit Robinson on a short screen pass that the athletic sophomore, spinning and dodging, took 53 yards into the end zone for a 14-10 Penn State lead. Then, McGloin found Robinson again, this time for 10 yards and a 21-13 PSU lead with 2:25 left in the quarter. Finally, with just 31 seconds left before halftime, McGloin found Zwinak open along the left sideline for a 16-yard TD and a 28-13 Penn State halftime lead. “As a quarterback,” McGloin said, “you have to get him (Robinson) the ball and when he has the ball in his hands, you have to let him make his plays. He played one of his best games of his career today. Hopefully, he will finish strong next week. He is one of the best wide receivers, probably in

the nation.” Penn State was far from being safe at this point, though. The Hoosiers scored first after halftime on a 79yard swing-pass and run from quarterback Cameron Coffman to Stephen Houston that made the score 28-19. After a surprise onside kick, the Hoosiers made it 28-22 — and caused a lot of murmuring in the PSU crowd — with a 46-yard Ewald field goal with 8:34 to play in the quarter. But that would be it for Indiana. It was all Penn State from there. McGloin guided two long touchdown drives before the end of the third quarter, both ended by one of the Penn State Zbacks — the first on a one-yard run by Zwinak, the second on a four-yarder by Zordich. Sam Ficken added a field goal in the fourth quarter — his seventh in a row — as the Nittany Lions closed out the win that insures them of a winning season. “These kids are a really fun bunch of guys to coach,” O’Brien said. “They work extremely hard, they’re smart. Just seeing improvement all year, it’s just a very, very

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INDIANA WIDE receiver Kofi Hughes is taken down by Penn State’s Ryan Keiser during Saturday’s game. special group of guys to coach. Our assistant coaches would say the same thing. They love to practice. They love to lift weights, and they love to condition. That bodes well for the future of Penn State football.” In the immediate future for Penn State is this week’s season finale against 7-4 Wisconsin, who lost last week to Ohio State, 21-14, in overtime. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. at Beaver Stadium.

Former walk-on McGloin is PSU’s MVP I remember having a conversation with a friend of mine well over a year ago. “I just can’t believe Matt McGloin is our starting quarterback,” he said. “He’s a walk-on. We’re Penn State. We can do better than that.” I was flabbergasted. “Who do you want in there? Rob Bolden? Paul Jones? Face it,” I said, “McGloin’s the best quarterback on this team. He’ll be fine.” Turns out, he was more than fine. A year later and a year wiser, we know that Penn State couldn’t do better than Matt McGloin. In fact, as it turns out, Penn State was lucky to have McChris Morelli is the Gloin in the blue and editor of the Centre white. County Gazette. He His journey in can be reached at Happy Valley will end editor@centre this Saturday against countygazette.com the Wisconsin Badgers at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions enter the game with a 7-4 record, but in this post-Sandusky Scandal Era of Penn State

CHRIS MORELLI

football, there will be no bowl game for McGloin, first-year coach Bill O’Brien and his charges. It might not be fair, but that’s just the way it is. McGloin’s journey has been an interesting one. He saw his first significant playing time on Oct. 23, 2010, on the road against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. In that game, Bolden — you remember him — was scrambling around in the second quarter when he got knocked senseless by Minnesota’s Mike Rallis. With then-backup Kevin Newsome on the shelf with the flu, McGloin took the reins of the Penn State offense. After a jittery start, McGloin settled in. He threw a 42-yard touchdown to Derek Moye. It would be the first of many he’d throw for the Nittany Lions. The Lions won that game, 33-21. But success in 2010 didn’t lead to McGloin getting the starting job in 2011. The late Joe Paterno refused to name a starting quarterback and went with a two-headed monster of Bolden and McGloin. Both quarterbacks would see the field. Through four games, McGloin was clearly the better of the two. He had completed 63 percent of his passes, tossing three touchdowns and no interceptions.

Bolden was miserable, completing just 46 percent of his passes with one touchdown and three interceptions. While McGloin looked confident running the Penn State offense, Bolden looked shaky and lost running the show. But for reasons Nittany Nation will likely never know, Joe (and Jay) kept rotating Bolden and McGloin. Finally, though, McGloin earned the starting job. The Nittany Lions kept winning. And while it wasn’t necessarily pretty, they were wins. After a gutty 10-7 win over Illinois on Oct. 29, 2011, McGloin had the Lions poised for a run at a BCS Bowl. Then, disaster struck. On Nov. 5, a Centre County grand jury charged former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky with 40 counts of molesting eight boys from 1998 to 2009. Sandusky was arrested and released on $100,000 bond. Just four days later, Penn State’s Board of Trustees fired Paterno. The team wasn’t the same. Under interim coach Tom Bradley, the squad dropped three of its final four games, including a 3014 drubbing at the hands of Houston in the TicketCity Bowl. McGloin didn’t play in that game after sustaining a concussion in a locker room altercation with wideout Curtis Drake. In January, O’Brien was named the new

coach of the Nittany Lions. It didn’t take him long to bond with McGloin. There would be no mind games, no two-headed monster at quarterback. On June 1, O’Brien named the former walk-on his starter. In July, Bolden was granted a release from his scholarship. He would wind up at LSU. On July 23, the NCAA announced its sanctions against Penn State for its involvement in the child sex abuse scandal. There would be no bowl games for the next four years and players were allowed to transfer, free of restrictions. Although other schools courted McGloin, he didn’t take the bait. He decided to stick it out at Penn State. On Saturday, McGloin’s journey will end. He will run out of the tunnel one last time. His parents, Paul and Cathy, will be there, cheering him on. Sure, McGloin has said — and done — some stupid things. The locker room fight was bad. Blaming the officials for the loss at Nebraska was worse. But in the end, he’s been a very good quarterback and a loyal Lion. When he comes charging out of that tunnel on Saturday, you should stand and cheer long and hard for the fiery redhead from Scranton. He certainly deserves it.


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NOVEMBER 21-28, 2012

Penn State roster 1 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 8 8 9 10 11 12 12 13 14 14 15 15 16 17 17 18 18 19 20 21 22 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 30 31 32 32 33 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 62 64 65 66 68 70 72 73 75 76 78 79 80 82 84 84 85 86 86 87 88 89 90 91 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

Bill Belton Shane McGregor Jake Kiley Da’Quan Davis Adrian Amos Nyeem Wartman Gerald Hodges S. Obeng-Agyapong Paul Jones Allen Robinson Gary Wooten Michael Zordich Malcolm Willis Matt McGloin Stephon Morris Steven Bench Tyler Lucas Jordan Lucas Garrett Venuto Alex Kenney Patrick Flanagan Devin Pryor Christian Kuntz Steve Stephenson Jesse James Deion Barnes Matt Marcincin Malik Golden Trevor Williams Akeel Lynch T.J. Rhattigan Ryan Keiser Derek Day Curtis Dukes Jacob Fagnano Zach Zwinak Reynolds Parthemore Andre Dupree Charles Idemudia Brad Bars Joe Baker Jack Haffner Michael Yancich Colin Bryan Dominic Salomone Pat Zerbe Deron Thompson Evan Lewis Ben Kline Jesse Della Valle Glenn Carson J.R. Refice Michael Mauti Mike Hull Michael Fuhrman Alex Butterworth P.J. Byers Adam Cole Jordan Hill Kevin DiSanto Brennan Franklin Anthony Stanko Drew Boyce Brent Smith Derek Dowrey Matt Stankiewitch Wendy Laurent Anthony Alosi Emery Etter Adam Gress Pete Massaro Ty Howle Frank Figueroa John Urschel Miles Dieffenbach Angelo Mangiro Bryan Davie Nate Cadogan Brian Gaia Mark Arcidiacono Eric Shrive Donovan Smith Mike Farrell Kevin Blanchard Matt Zanellato Brian Irvin Kyle Baublitz Matt Lehman B. Moseby-Felder C.J. Olaniyan Bryce Wilson Kyle Carter Tyrone Smith Garry Gilliam Sean Stanley DaQuan Jones James Terry Evan Schwan Carl Nassib Cody Castor Sam Ficken Anthony Zettel Austin Johnson Evan Hailes Jordan Kerner Jamie Van Fleet Mike Wallace

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Ohio Bobcats Sept. 1 Home Result: L 24-14 Attendance: 97,186

Virginia Cavaliers Sept. 8 Away Result: L 17-16 Attendance: 56,087

Navy Midshipmen Sept. 15 Home Result: W 34-7 Attendance: 98,792

Temple Owls Sept. 22 Home Result: W 24-13 Attendance: 93,680

Illinois Fighting Illini Sept. 29 Away Result: W 35-7 Attendance: 46,734

N’western Wildcats Oct. 6 Home Result: W 39-28 Attendance: 95,769

The good, the bad and the ugly It was a bittersweet win for Nittany Nation. Sure, Penn State racked up the points (and yards) against an overmatched Indiana squad. However, the Lions lost their leader when Michael Mauti went down with a season-ending knee injury midway through the first quarter. He returned — on crutches — to the Penn State bench and stood with his teammates to sing the alma mater at the end of Penn State’s seventh win of the season. As Penn State prepares for its season finale with Wisconsin, it’s time to take a look at the good, bad and ugly from Saturday’s 45-22 win over Indiana. ■ The Good: Once again, senior quarterback Matt McGloin showed why he’s one of the best quarterbacks in the Big Ten. He carved up the Indiana defense, completing 22 of 32 for 395 yards and four touchdowns. He threw just one interception. That earned him plenty of accolades from the talking heads, including the fine folks at ESPN. ■ The Bad: If there was one negative to pull from Saturday’s win, it was the fact that running back Zach Zwinak fumbled the football — twice. It brings his season total to five. The second fumble came at a key point in the game, when the Lions were leading 28-19 in the third quarter. “That was a bad fumble that he had today,” Penn State coach Bill O’Brien said, “and he knows that.” O’Brien gave Zwinak a lecture as he left the field. Needless to say, it was well-deserved. ■ The Ugly: Mauti’s first-quarter knee injury was the low point of Saturday’s win. Unfortunately, it was the senior’s final game action at Beaver Stadium. Although O’Brien refused to rule him out for the finale against Wisconsin, Mauti will not play another down for the Lions. He could make a case for a sixth season of eligibility, but he appears to be ready for the next level. Stay tuned. — Chris Morelli

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INDIANA’S BRIAN WILLIAMS takes down Penn State’s Michael Zordich after a short gain during Saturday’s game at Beaver Stadium.

PENN STATE

WISCONSIN

Overall: 7-4 Big Ten: 5-2 Home: 4-2 Road: 3-2 Coach: Bill O’Brien, first year Record at Penn State: 7-4 Overall record: 7-4 vs. Wisconsin: 0-0

Overall: 7-4 Big Ten: 4-3 Home: 5-2 Road: 2-2 Coach: Bret Bielema, seventh year Record at Wisconsin: 67-23 Overall record: 67-23 vs. Penn State: 2-2

Team leaders

Team leaders

Zach Zwinak Michael Zordich Bill Belton Derek Day

RUSHING 167 for 821 (4.9) 75 for 293 (3.9) 60 for 263 (4.4) 33 for 109 (3.3)

Matt McGloin Steven Bench

PASSING 251 of 409, 3,066 yds., 23 TD, 5 TD 2 of 8, 12 yds.

BILL BELTON

RECEIVING Allen Robinson 73-978 (13.4), 11 TD Kyle Carter 36-453 (12.6), 2 TD Brandon Moseby-Felder 30-427 (14.2), 1 TD Matt Lehman 22-274 (12.5), 3 TD

Sam Ficken Allen Robinson Zach Zwinak Matt McGloin

SCORING 71 pts. (11 FG, 38 PAT) 66 pts. (11 TD) 36 pts. (6 TD) 30 pts. (5 TD)

Montee Ball James White Melvin Gordon Jar Abbrederis

RUSHING 284 for 1,417 (5.0) 97 for 680 (7.0) 43 for 345 (8.0) 7 for 59 (8.4)

Joel Stave Danny O’Brien Curt Phillips

PASSING 70 of 118, 1,104 yds., 6 TD, 3 int. 52 of 86, 523 yds., 3 TD, 1 int. 18 of 32, 195 yds., 2 TD

RECEIVING Jar Abbrederis 41-729 (17.8), 5 TD Jacob Pedersen 24-330 (13.8), 4 TD Jorda Fredrick 14-164 (11.7)

ALLEN ROBINSON

Montee Ball Kyle French James White Jar Abbrederis

SCORING 102 pts. (17 TD) 59 pts. (10 FG, 29 PAT) 4 pts. (9 TD) 30 pts. (5 TD)

Offense PENN STATE 143.1 3.7 253-419-5 279.8 422.9 5.5 29.5

RUSHING/GAME RUSHING/ATT. PASSING PASSING/GAME TOTAL/GAME TOTAL/ATT. SCORING/GAME

MONTEE BALL

JAMES WHITE

Defense WISCONSIN 217.6 4.8 140-239-4 165.6 383.3 5.7 28.1

PENN STATE 125.7 3.5 232-405-9 228.1 353.8 4.9 18.9

RUSHING/GAME RUSHING/ATT. PASSING PASSING/GAME TOTAL/GAME TOTAL/ATT. SCORING/GAME

WISCONSIN 106.6 3.4 205-373-6 196.3 302.9 4.6 17.5


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Wisconsin roster Iowa Hawkeyes Oct. 20 Away Result: W 38-14 Attendance: 70,585

Ohio State Buckeyes Oct. 27 Home Result: L 35-23 Attendance: 107,818

Purdue Boilermakers Nov. 3 Away Result: W 34-9 Attendance: 40,098

Indiana Hoosiers Nov. 17 Home Result: W 45-22 Record: 7-4

Nebraska Cornhuskers Nov. 10 Away Result: L 32-23 Attendance: 85,527

Wisconsin Badgers Nov. 24 Home Time: 3:30 p.m. TV: ABC/ESPN/ESPN2

Depth charts PSU

WISCONSIN

OFFENSE Quarterback 11 Matt McGloin, 6-1, 201, Sr. 12 Steven Bench, 6-2, 204, Fr. Running Back 1 Bill Belton, 5-10, 202, So. 24 Derek Day, 5-9, 193, Sr. 26 Curtis Dukes, 6-1, 245, Sr. Fullback 9 Michael Zordich, 6-1, 236, Sr. 35 Pat Zerbe, 6-1, 236, Jr. 8 85 15 21 37

Wide Receiver Allen Robinson, 6-3, 201, So. B. Moseby-Felder, 6-2, 195, Jr. Alex Kenney, 6-0, 192, So. Trevor Williams, 6-1, 186, Fr. Evan Lewis, 5-10, 174, Sr.

Tight End 89 Gary Gilliam, 6-6, 262, Jr. 87 Kyle Carter, 6-3, 247, Fr. Left Tackle 76 Donovan Smith, 6-5, 316, Fr. 70 Nate Cadogan, 6-5, 293, Jr. Left Guard 65 Miles Dieffenbach, 6-3, 300, So. 60 Ty Howle, 6-0, 298, Jr. Center 54 Matt Stankiewitch, 6-3, 301, Sr. 62 Frank Figueroa, 6-3, 308, Jr. Right Guard 64 John Urschel, 6-3, 307, Jr. 75 Eric Shrive, 6-6, 305, Jr. Right Tackle 78 Mike Farrell, 6-6, 306, Sr. 58 Adam Gress, 6-6, 311, Jr. DEFENSE 18 59 90 86

Defensive End Deion Barnes, 6-4, 246, Fr. Pete Massaro, 6-4, 256, Sr. Sean Stanley, 6-1, 243, Sr. C.J. Olaniyan, 6-3, 248, So.

47 84 91 93

Defensive Tackle Jordan Hill, 6-1, 292, Sr. Kyle Baublitz, 6-5, 287, So. DaQuan Jones, 6-3, 324, Jr. James Terry, 6-3, 316, Sr.

6 43 42 38

Outside Linebacker Gerald Hodges, 6-2, 237, Sr. Mike Hull, 6-0, 228, So. Michael Mauti, 6-2, 232, Sr. Ben Kline, 6-2, 224, Fr.

Middle Linebacker 40 Glenn Carson, 6-3, 235, Jr. 33 Michael Yancich, 6-2, 233, Sr. 4 39 12 3

Cornerback Adrian Amos, 6-0, 205, So. Jesse Della Valle, 6-1, 190, So. Stephon Morris, 5-8, 186, Sr. Da’Quan Davis, 5-10, 161, Fr.

Free Safety 10 Malcolm Willis, 5-11, 209, Jr. 23 Ryan Keiser, 6-1, 200, So. Strong Safety 7 S. Obeng-Agyapong, 5-10, 207, Jr. 27 Jake Fagano, 6-0, 206, Sr.

10 6 28 20 34 86 9 3 48 49 85 81 58 61 79 73 72 70 54 75 78 64

11 74 51 92 97 96 77 87 45 36 13 44 59 53 30 14 21 10 5 24 7 12 43

90 96 94 17 94 17

SPECIALISTS Placekicker 97 Sam Ficken, 6-3, 172, So.

56 60

Punter 45 Alex Butterworth, 5-10, 206, Jr.

90 96

Kick Returner 15 Alex Kenney, 6-0, 192, So. 39 Jesse Della Valle, 6-1, 190, So. Punt Returner 37 Evan Lewis, 5-10, 174, Sr. 39 Jesse Della Valle, 6-1, 190, So.

3 4 20 25 20

OFFENSE Quarterback Curt Phillips, 6-3, 214, Sr. Danny O’Brien, 6-3, 223, Jr. Running Back Montee Ball, 5-11, 215, Sr. James White, 5-10, 197, Jr. Full Back Derek Watt, 6-2, 227, Fr. Sherard Cadogan, 6-3, 232, So. Wide Receiver Jordan Fredrick, 6-3, 215, Fr. Kenzel Doe, 5-8, 170, So. Tight End Jacob Pederson,6-4, 237, Jr. Jam Arneson, 6-4, 237, So. Brian Wozniak, 6-4, 256, Jr. Brock DeCicco, 6-5, 246, Jr. Left Tackle Rick Wagner, 6-6, 317, Sr. Tyler Marz, 6-7, 314, Fr. Left Guard Ryan Groy, 6-5, 318, Jr. Dallas Lewallen, 6-6, 309, So. Center Travis Frederick, 6-4, 338, Jr. Dan Voltz, 6-4, 301, Fr. Right Guard Kyle Costigan, 6-4, 313, So. Zac Matthias, 6-5, 320, Jr. Right Tackle Rob Havenstein, 6-8, 342, So. Robert Burge, 6-7, 323, Sr. DEFENSE Defensive End David Gilbert, 6-4, 250, Jr. Konrad Zagzebski, 6-3, 263, So. Tyler Dippel, 6-4, 262, Jr. Pat Muldoon, 6-3, 258, Jr. Brendan Kelly, 6-6, 258, Sr. Defensive Tackle Beau Allen, 6-3, 335, Jr. Bryce Gilbert, 6-1, 307, So. Ethan Hemer, 6-6, 319, Jr. Warren Herring, 6-3, 278, So. Strong Side Linebacker Ethan Armstrong, 6-2, 232, Jr. Conor O’Neil, 6-0, 220, Jr. Middle Linebacker Chris Borland, 5-11, 242, Jr. Marcus Trotter, 6-0, 229, So. Weakside Linebacker Mike Taylor, 6-2, 224, Sr. Derek Landisch, 5-11, 230, So. Cornerback Marcus Cromartie, 6-1, 192, Sr. Peniel Jean, 5-11, 190, So. Devin Smith, 5-11, 186, Sr. Darius Hillary, 5-11, 190, Fr. Strong Safety Shelton Johnson, 6-0, 196, Sr. Michael Caputo, 6-1, 210, Fr. Free Safety Dezman Southward, 6-2, 213, Jr. Michael Trotter, 6-0, 209, So. SPECIALISTS Punter Drew Meyer, 6-2, 179, So. Stephen Salata, 6-1, 185, Fr. Kicker Kyle French, 6-1, 193, So. Jack Russell, 6-0, 162, Fr. Kickoff Kyle French, 6-1, 193, So. Jack Russell, 6-0, 162, Fr. Long Snapper James McGuire, 6-1, 208, So. Connor Udelhoven, 6-0, 222, Fr. Holder Drew Meyer, 6-2, 179, So. Stephen Salata, 6-1, 185, Fr. Punt Return Kenzel Doe, 5-8, 170, So. Jared Abbrederis, 6-2, 188, Jr. James White, 5-10, 197, Jr. Kick Return Melvin Gordon, 6-1, 206, Fr. James White, 5-10, 197, Jr.

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PENN STATE wideout Allen Robinson heads upfield after making a catch during Saturday’s game with the Hoosiers.

BIG TEN STANDINGS CONFERENCE

OVERALL

Leaders Ohio State Penn State Wisconsin Purdue Indiana Illinois

W-L 7-0 5-2 4-3 2-5 2-5 0-7

% 1.000 .714 .571 .286 .286 .000

W-L 11-0 7-4 7-4 5-6 4-7 2-9

% 1.000 .636 .636 .455 .364 .182

Legends Nebraska Michigan Northwestern Minnesota Michigan State Iowa

W-L 6-1 6-1 4-3 2-5 2-5 2-5

% .857 .833 .571 .286 .286 .286

W-L 9-2 8-3 8-3 6-5 5-6 4-7

% .818 .727 .727 .545 .455 .364

BIG TEN SCHEDULE THIS WEEK’S GAMES FRIDAY'S GAME Nebraska at Iowa, noon SATURDAY'S GAMES Illinois at Northwestern, noon Indiana at Purdue, noon Michigan at Ohio State, noon Michigan State at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. Wisconsin at Penn State, 3:30 p.m. LAST WEEK Northwestern 23, Michigan State 20 Michigan 42, Iowa 17 Penn State 45, Indiana 22 Nebraska 38, Minnesota 14 Ohio State 21, Wisconsin 14 Purdue 20, Illinois 17

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UNIVERSITY PARK — It is a scene familiar to all football fans. A player is down, the trainers run out to attend to him, and the crowd hushes, hoping the injury is not serious. Sometimes, they pop up and jog off. Sometimes they need help, unable perhaps to put much weight on an injured ankle or knee. And sometimes, like in the case on Saturday when Michael Mauti was injured, it looks worse and they have to put him on a cart and go directly to the locker room. Mauti, a senior linebacker who is one of the outspoken and emotional leaders of the Nittany Lion team, appeared to be seriously hurt in the second quarter when one of the Indiana running backs crashed into Mauti’s left knee. After the game there was no official word on exactly how serious the injury is, but the immediate reactions of the coaches and Mauti’s teammates were of shock, concern, and deep respect for Mauti as a player and as person. “I’ve been fortunate to be around some special players,” Penn State coach Bill O’Brien said. “You’re thinking about some of the players that you’ve had the fortune to coach. I’ve coached the greatest. I’ve coached a hall of fame quarterback, hall of fame receivers, great players, and he’s (Mauti) one of the most special players I’ve been around. Like I said from the day I got here, it’s about that whole senior class. There’s a bunch of special players in that class. He embodies, in my opinion, what Penn State is all about. He’s tough, grind it out, smart. He’s just a fantastic kid.” Ted Roof, the Penn State defensive coordinator who probably spent the most time around Mauti of anyone on the staff said, “He means so much to me personally. From day one and meeting one, our relationship has

gotten nothing but stronger, stronger, and stronger. I totally trust him. “He’s a great kid to be around. He’s the same every day. He’s totally in and he’s totally committed. There’s 100 percent buy-in from him. He is a very, very strong leader. When he talks, our players listen.” With only one game remaining on the schedule, Mauti’s injury seemed to especially affect the seniors on the team who GENE J. PUSKAR/AP photo are about to play their last four PENN STATE linebacker Michael Mauti is helped quarters in a Penn State unifrom the field after suffering a knee injury in the form. “As it occurred I was on the first quarter of Saturday’s game. bench looking through some close friends, especially the seniors. It offensive stuff,” senior center was a shock and blow to us as a team. Matt Stankiewitch said, “but I didn’t But we knew we had to finish it off. even know who was hurt until someWe knew that he wouldn’t have given one said it was Mauti. Then, of up so we didn’t. I think it is safe to say course, you get that feeling in your that we can handle just about anystomach, but I didn’t hear what the thing as a team. We’ve been through injury was yet. I saw him and said, so much, we know how to handle ad‘Keep your head up and I hope the versity.” best for you.’ Senior cornerback Stephon Morris “He is definitely a leader and will said: “It’s like the same thing that be anywhere, even later in life, not happened when Jordan Hill went just at Penn State. Even when he’s 40 down. We all just held ourselves acor 50 years old, a lot of people are countable and thought Mauti was going to be looking to him for guidstill with us. He would have given his ance and advice.” all so we’re going to give it our all, “I just went up to him and I told even though he’s not on the field.” him I was sorry for what happened,” Mauti came out of the locker room Matt McGloin said. “It is always sad for the second half on crutches, and when something like that happens, he must have liked what he saw, espeespecially to a kid like Mike. He is a cially from the PSU defense. After the great person, and great player, and Hoosiers scored the first nine points comes from a great family. I am very of the third quarter, the Nittany Lion close with him and it is hard when defense clamped down and held Inthings like that happen. You cannot diana scoreless the rest of the afterreplace a guy like that.” noon. The reactions were much the same Perfect. And with Montee Ball and from Mauti’s defensive teammates, the Wisconsin Badgers coming to but with Mauti out, they also had a Beaver Stadium on Saturday, you can job to finish against the speedy be sure that Mauti will be exerting the Hoosiers. same kind of leadership whether it’s “Just seeing a leader go down like on the field for the Lions or from the that is rough,” senior defensive tackle sidelines. Jordan Hill said. “He’s one of our

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STATE COLLEGE’S Sean King fights off would-be tacklers to pick up extra yardage against DuBois on Friday night at Mansion Park.

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LITTLE LION quarterback Pat Irwin looks downfield against DuBois in the District 6-9 Class AAAA title game.

Champions! State College manhandles DuBois to capture District 6-9 Class AAAA title By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH sports@centrecountygazette.com

ALTOONA — The State College Little Lion defensive players received their District 6-9 Class AAAA championship medals to some of the loudest ovations after Friday night’s 35-13 victory over DuBois at Altoona’s Mansion Park Stadium. With good reason. The State College defense held the high-powered Beavers to 35 points less than their season average, only nine first downs, and less than 200 total yards. DuBois managed only six points until there was less than five minutes to play and, even after its final touchdown, was held to its lowest point total of the season. Add to that three sacks by defensive tackle Evan Galimberti, a pick-six defensive touchdown by Dan Fry, and 139 first half rushing yards by quarterback Pat Irwin and it all amounts to a big win for the Little Lions and an-

other district championship. “We thought we were stronger up front than they were,” State College coach Al Wolski said. “We challenged the defensive line all week to come off the ball and at the same time squeeze the offensive tackle and our defensive end had to blow up the guard who was trapping. That’s their number one play. “We got penetration on that and we also got penetration on passing situations so the defense had a great game. “Again, that was our game plan to challenge the guys up front, and they did a great job.” State College scored the first two times it had the ball, the first after a 13-play, 68 yard drive and the next after a seven-play, 57 yard drive. Darian Hernecane scored the initial touchdown for the Little Lions on a 17-yard pass from Irwin, and then Fry made it 14-0 after a five-yard run on the first play in the second quarter. What followed that touchdown was the most pivotal se-

quence of plays in the game. DuBois, with wildcat quarterback Bryson Paulinellie and running back Garrett Smith leading the way, responded with an eight-play, 67 yard drive to the SC 2-yard line and threatened to get right back into the game. On a second and goal from there, however, Paulinellie fumbled a low snap, and State College recovered. Two plays later, Irwin broke free around right end and outraced the Beaver secondary 89 yards down the right sideline for a touchdown and a 21-0 Little Lion lead that they took into halftime. “I read what they gave me,” Irwin said about his run, “and I saw the end come down and the pitch man go out so I tucked it and ran. There was a great block by one of our guys so it was pretty good. My legs were pretty tired after that run.” DuBois reenergized itself at halftime and scored on its first possession in the third quarter

after an 83-yard drive. Fullback Shane Marshall took it in from the two, and the Beavers were within two scores at 21-7. But after an exchange of punts, Ryan Goeke, who had 82 yards running on 19 carries in the game, got that touchdown back with a five-yard run in the beginning of the fourth quarter. Goeke’s score restored SC’s 21point cushion and put even more pressure on the DuBois offense and its passing game. It also presented another opportunity for the Little Lion defense to exert itself — which it did almost immediately. DuBois, which almost completely ditched its passing attack in favor of the wildcat with Paulinellie, was forced to return to it, but State College was ready. Down again by 21 and on a third-and-long from the Beaver 30-yard line, a Paulinellie pass in the right flat was deflected and Fry picked it off in stride. He sailed untouched into the end zone for a touchdown that gave

State College an overwhelming 35-7 lead. “We were definitely concerned with 21 (Smith),” Wolski said, “and then they put 33 (Paulinellie) in there, and they threw the ball, but the defense answered. I think it was preparation by the defense staff. I think they did a great job preparing, and the kids responded.” DuBois tacked on a final score with just over three minutes yet to play on a 20-yard pass from Paulinellie to Jared Baummer, but from there SC ran out the clock and ended the game with the final score at 35-13. Next for the Little Lions is 6-5 Erie McDowell at 1 p.m. Saturday at Slippery Rock Universirty. The winner of that game advances to the state quarterfinals. “Our schedule was really hard this year,” Irwin said, “and it prepared us this year for the playoffs. I’m glad we get to keep practicing for next weekend. We got to get ready, work hard in practice, and do what we do best.”

On the road to Hershey State College faces Erie McDowell in Class AAAA state playoffs By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH sports@centrecountygazette.com

Friday by a score of 61-14. There is no magic in what McDowell does — it runs the ball. The Trojans only throw about seven passes per game for less than 50 yards. In the regular season, they did not have a single

STATE COLLEGE — The State College Little Lions, now 9-3 after their 35-13 victory over DuBois in the District 6-9 championship game, will next take on Erie McDowell in the District Playoff round of the AAAA football playoffs. Who: State College vs. Erie McDowell McDowell and State ColWhat: Class AAAA PIAA Playoffs lege have met at this level beWhere: Slippery Rock University fore, in 2008 and 2009 in When: 1 p.m., Saturday games both won by State College, but this is a different and Tickets: Available at the gate very dangerous McDowell Radio: MoneyTalk 1390 WRSC AM team. The Trojans are 6-5, but four of those losses have come to touchdown pass. Catholic powerhouses St. IgLook out, however, for their natius, St. Edward, Cathedral ground game. They average over Prep and Cardinal Mooney. Since 312 yards per game and have the Cardinal Mooney game in scored 45 touchdowns. They week seven, McDowell has won have seven running backs who four straight by a combined score have rushed for more than 150 of 221-32. yards, led by 6-foot-2, 230-pound The Trojans defeated Perry senior James Conner. Traditional Academy in the DisConner has run for over 1,300 trict 10 championship game last yards this season and has scored

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17 touchdowns. Senior Khyre Drayer, 5-10, 212 pounds, is next with 700 yards and eight touchdowns, and he is followed by Dylan Ukasik, Tyree Spearman, Jake Tarasovitch, Sean Gallagher, and Jamie Szymczak, all of whom have substantial carries for McDowell. Defensively, the Trojans are led by linebacker Riley Warren, defensive back Tarasovitch, and 6-1, 250-pound defensive lineman Joel Mascharka. State College used a balance offense and an impressive defensive performance to topple DuBois last Friday. The Little Lions size and quickness up front wore on DuBois, and the normally high scoring Beavers were held to their lowest point total of the year. State College will have to worry about the size and variety of the McDowell runners and the traditionally very physical nature of the Trojans’ game. “We know McDowell,” State College coach Al Wolski said after

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THE LITTLE LIONS celebrate after defeating DuBois, 35-13, to win the District 6-9 Class AAAA title on Friday night. the DuBois game. “McDowell is tough. They have tough kids, and it is going to be a tough, hard hitting football game. They are a very physical football team.”

The winner of this game gets the winner of the North Allegheny, Woodland Hills game in the AAAA Pennsylvania state quarterfinals.


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Without Big Ben, Steelers face a difficult road In a perfect world, injured Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would have discarded his sling, torn open his hooded sweatshirt to reveal that he was dressed to play the entire time and guided Pittsburgh on a lastminute touchdown drive to defeat the Baltimore Ravens. In reality, it appeared that Byron Leftwich was trying to play out that scenario through the entirety of the Steelers’ 13-10 loss to Baltimore. Leftwich, who filled in as admirably as expected for Roethlisberger on Sunday, looked uncomfortable Shawn Curtis covers the Pittsburgh after landing awkSteelers for the wardly in the end zone Centre County following his 31-yard Gazette. Email him touchdown run less at sports@centre than a minute into the countygazette.com. game. The discomfort on his right side was visible from that moment on. Leftwich grabbed his shoulder or his side after a number of throws and a couple of sacks by

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Ravens defenders presumably made things worse. While his effectiveness was severely stunted by the discomfort, those who remember Leftwich in his younger days had a feeling that he’d remain in the game if the quarterback had any part of the decision. And when asked following the win, Leftwich wasn’t going to admit feeling any pain. “I’m OK, I’m OK,” Leftwich assured reporters after being asked the obvious question about his condition. This is the same Byron Leftwich who led Marshall on a 17-point comeback in a November 2002 game against Akron on a broken leg. The lasting image from that game was Leftwich being carried by linemen Steve Sciullo and Steve Perretta after a deep completion. You think a pesky little upper-body injury was going to knock Leftwich out? Sure, Charlie Batch took a few warm-up throws on the sideline but he never discarded his jacket or wool hat during that process. In the fourth quarter, Leftwich took a shot from safety James Ihedigbo that left him staggering before gingerly trotting off the field. Leftwich received attention and poten-

tially a quick evalution on the sideline before taking the field one last time. The best possible narrative from this point would have been one where Leftwich guided the Steelers to a gametying or go-ahead drive in the final 65 BYRON LEFTWICH seconds. It didn’t happen. Pittsburgh managed to gain 12 yards on that drive before a desperation play that resembled a poorly played game of Hot Potato resulted in a fumble and eventual Ravens recovery. Leftwich’s stat line wasn’t horrid, but his 18 completions out of 39 attempts for 201 yards and an interception was frustrating to watch especially as his effectiveness and accuracy declined. He did lead the Steelers to 10 points while the Ravens offense was giftwrapped a first-quarter field goal and only managed another field goal in the third. Jacoby Jones’ 63-yard punt return marked the Ravens lone appearance in the end zone. Even when Leftwich’s trademark veloci-

ty waned, his awareness and unexpected ability to extend plays gave the Steelers opportunities to move the ball when plays broke down. For those who need evidence, seek out the video of Leftwich’s jump-shot like pass to Jonathan Dwyer in the fourth quarter. Leftwich instinctively stepped away to avoid an oncoming Paul Kruger right into the grasp of two converging Ravens defenders but not before a quick dink pass to Dwyer allowed the emerging Steelers running back a chance to fight his way to an eventual first down. Then again, Leftwich’s performance did impress his coach. “I thought it was great,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “We knew that this was going to be a Baltimore-Steelers type football game. It was going to be nip and tuck. I thought it was great. Obviously, not enough plays by him or by any of the rest of us to secure victory.” With Roethlisberger’s health likely to be in constant conversation and overanalysis, Leftwich’s abilities to guide the offense shouldn’t be in question as long as his abilities aren’t hampered by a nagging injury. Just don’t expect him to leave the game without a fight as long as he can walk off the field, or get a helpful ride from a pair of teammates.

Nittany Notes: Soccer squad one win from College Cup Evans, Tani Costa and Maya Hayes all scored to send Penn State to a national quarterfinal match against Duke at 7 Friday night on Jeffrey Field.

By NATE MINK StateCollege.com

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s soccer team is one match shy of advancing to its first College Cup since 2005 after a victory over Michigan on penalty kicks Sunday night at Jeffrey Field. Down 0-2 in penalty kicks after ending regulation and two overtime periods tied at 1-1, PSU goalkeeper Erin McNulty made three straight saves and Maddy

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL POUNDS LAFAYETTE The No. 9 Lady Lions, the preseason favorite to win a second straight Big Ten championship, ripped through Lafayette, of the Patriot League, 75-34 Sunday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center.

All 10 players who checked into the game for Penn State scored, led by junior guard Maggie Lucas and senior Mia Nickson, who each finished with 12. Penn State (3-0) heads to California this weekend for the Cal Northridge Thanksgiving Tournament, where it faces Detroit at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

WRESTLING HITS ROAD, DOMINATES WEST VIRGINIA Penn State’s wrestling buzz-

saw overwhelmed West Virginia, 44-3 on Sunday in Morgantown. The Nittany Lions posted a 302 edge in takedowns and added 17 bonus points on four falls, three majors and a technical fall. Penn State is off until the Nittany Lion Open on Dec. 2, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Rec Hall.

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The Glass Eye: Giving thanks in 2012 Thanksgiving is upon us, and with it my annual column dedicated to giving thanks — mainly for things in the sports world, but also for a few other items I’ll get to at the end. We spend most of the year complaining about everything from poor scouting to crazy labor stoppages to bad officials’ calls (and then, of course, we complain about replacement refs more than anything!) ... but I think it’s important to keep sports in perspective and remember that we watch the games and root so passionately just for the sheer fun of it. In the scheme of things, sports mean nothing; as I’ve said before they are the “toy department” of life and while I take them as seriously as the next guy, I think it’s important to occasionally step back and put everything in perspective. So, here are a few of the things I’m thankful for in the world of sports in 2012: Dave Glass is a ■ I’m thankful that the entire footcolumnist for The ball world is finally taking concussions Centre County more seriously. Last week I saw headGazette. Email lines decrying seven diagnosed conDave at buggyracer@verizon.net. cussions in the NFL. Many saw this as a very bad sign for the league — on the contrary, I agree with SportsOnEarth.com’s Mike Tanier that this was a very good sign for the future of the game. As Mr. Tanier points out, consider that the probable headlines even five to seven years ago would likely not have even mentioned any injuries, and the concussed players probably would have been allowed to continue playing without any diagnosis of a concussion. The players would have been described as “having their bell rung” and in the unlikely event one of the injured players voluntarily did not return to the game, various columnists would question that man’s heart, grit or character. In high school, coaches now have to complete concussion awareness training and are held solely responsible for properly protecting their players — particularly those who show signs of a concussion. The culture is slowly but surely changing — ankles, knees, even shoulders and backs can be injured yet still allow a reasonably normal post-football

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life, but the brain is the essence of human life and any injury to it should be treated with the utmost care and respect. ■ I’m thankful for the brilliance and spectacle that was the 2012 London Olympics. What a show that was. Lots of drama, the USA athletes acquitted themselves well, and the host nation had their best Olympic medal showing ever. Perhaps just as importantly, the Games were very short on controversy, allowing the world to enjoy all the best of athletic competition without some of the ugly distractions that have dogged past Olympics. Brazil has a high bar to clear after the good work by Great Britain. ■ I’m thankful for the scrutiny that the replacement NFL referees generated on a much-maligned profession. As I said at the time, referees are like kickers — you never notice them until you get a bad one. The replacement refs did their best, but they were in over their heads — and by Week Three, the entire sporting world saw it. Competent officiating is crucial to all athletic endeavors, and while the pro officials get all the TV time there are thousands of amateur officials all over this nation making sure kids of all ages learn to play their games fairly. The players are the show, and always will be, and refs will always catch flak for missed calls — but take a moment this Thursday and appreciate the work that officials do to keep games moving smoothly at all levels. ■ When it comes to hockey and particularly the lockout, all I can say is I’m thankful that my livelihood does not depend on the whether the games be played. Hopefully this week’s negotiations can bear some fruit — if not, I’ll have a lot more to say about this issue next week. ■ Now for my non-sports thoughts this Thanksgiving season: 2012 has been a year of polarization in so many ways. The rhetoric surrounding this election was as passionate/divisive/angry as I’ve ever heard — yet at the end of the day, our great democracy prevailed and the people chose our governmental leaders for the next two to four years. Whether you voted for the winners or the losers, whether you’re liberal, conservative, or somewhere in between, let’s all be thankful that our votes still decide our leaders and let’s all hope for increased bipartisanship and a renewed focus on what is best for the country rather than what’s best for either party. ■ Finally, on a personal note I’m thankful for the journey my son has taken. I’m writing this while on my way to Parris Island, S.C., to see his graduation from Marine basic training. I adopted him when he was 6 and his life has been full of ups and downs to say the least — if you’d have asked me a year ago, I’d have expressed doubt that he’d be able to graduate high school, much less master a challenge as tough as Marine boot camp. He has grown up so much in the past year and I cannot wait to see how much more mature he is after this achievement. His success is a reminder to me that no one’s fate is predetermined — everyone, no matter what challenges they’ve faced, can overcome their past mistakes and achieve success. Congratulations, Gage. I’m very proud of you. Enjoy your families, be thankful for what you have, and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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STATE COLLEGE — State College Area High School senior volleyball standouts Suzanne Horner and Emma Weakland signed their National Letter of Intent on Nov. 14. Horner is signing BEN JONES/StateCollege.com with Mississippi State SUZANNE HORNER, left, and University, while Weakland will take her tal- Emma Weakland will be playing ents to Winthrop Uni- volleyball in the collegiate ranks. versity. Horner is headed to Mississippi Horner, setter and opposite hitter, is a two- State, and Weakland will go to time Independent Winthrop University. League All Star (2010, 2011), and a three-time District 6 All-Star (2010-2012). In the school’s first season of competition in the Mid Penn League in 2012, she was named Most Valuable Player. She will finish her career as a three-time all-state player (20102012), and was a member of the 2011 all-state tournament team. She has also been recognized on the PrepVolleyball Senior Aces List (top 250 senior volleyball players nationwide) and is a candidate for Player of the Year for PrepVolleyball. In addition, Suzanne is a candidate for the Gatorade Player of the Year for Pennsylvania. Weakland is an outside and opposite hitter. During her junior campaign, she was named Independent League AllStar, District 6 All-Star, and was an all-state selection.

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SEVERAL STATE COLLEGE Area High School graduates are playing for the Penn State women's rugby team, which recently competed at the Big Ten Championships in Elkhart, Ind. Penn State defeated Ohio State and Indiana to claim the title. From left, Penn State Assistant coach Jon Swart, State High graduates Sarah Pewo (2012), Katrina Bodenschatz (2011), Elena Cantorna (2009), Courtney Wiliams (2012) and State High girls' rugby coach Bernie Cantorna.

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Future Looks Bright Penn State menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recruiting classes are top notch By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH sports@centrecountygazette.com

UNIVERSITY PARK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that long ago that winters around the Penn State campus seemed even more desolate than they actually were because the wrestlers and both basketball teams were struggling. Now after two consecutive NCAA national wrestling championships, the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Big Ten Championship and march into the Sweet 16 last season, and the hiring of Pat Chambers by the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team, all of that has changed. And now with the announcements of the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013-14 basketball recruiting classes, the future is looking even brighter. The 3-0 and No. 9 ranked womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team will lose five important seniors from this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s squad after the season, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry. Help is on the way. Penn State coach Coquese Washington announced that the Lady Lions have signed seven players to 2013-14 letters of intent, the largest in school history. The class is ranked No. 6 nationally by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and No. 7 by Blue Star Basketball. It includes six players ranked by the Basketball Report in the top 100 in the country. The class includes guards Lindsey Spann (Md.), KeKe Sevillian (Mich.), forwards Jenn DeGraaf (Ohio), Kaliyah Mitchell (Ga.), Peyton Whitted (Ga.), Alexs Harris (Ohio), and center Infiniti Alston (Md.) and is a group that Washington says will add â&#x20AC;&#x153;size and skill at every position.â&#x20AC;? Spann, the most highly rated of the group, is a 5-6 guard from Good Council High in Laurel, Md. She averaged 15 ppg as a junior and was pretty much all-everything in the DC area. She will be, according to Washington, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The next great point guard to suit up for the Lady Lions.â&#x20AC;?

Up front, the class has good size. DeGraaf is 6-1, Mitchell is 6-2, Whitted is 62, Harris is 6-3, and Alston is 6-5. Alston averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game as a junior at Digital Harbor High School in Baltimore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She had soft hands, quick feet, and knows how to get into position,â&#x20AC;? Washington said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am absolutely thrilled to add these young ladies to the Penn State family,â&#x20AC;? Washington said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is an outstanding collection of the best talent the nations has to offer.â&#x20AC;? Over on the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side, Patrick Chambers signed four highly regarded recruits, two from Pennsylvania, one from California, and one from Minnesota. The prize seems to be 6-3 guard Geno Thorpe from Pittsburgh Shaler. Thorpe averaged 21 ppg last season Photo courtesy Penn State Athletics and was first team Pennsylvania AAAA all-state selec- PENN STATE menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball coach Patrick Chambers has a stellar recruiting class lined up for the 2013-14 tion. He was among the season. Pittsburgh Post Gazetteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top Graham Woodward is a 6-0 point guard â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a high-energy guy,â&#x20AC;? Chambers five high school players. from Edina Minnesota who averaged 20 said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was 6-7 a year-and-a-half ago, â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is extremely athletic,â&#x20AC;? Chambers ppg last season and was second team Allnow heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 6-10, jumps out of the building, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He runs up and down the floor and is Metro in Minneapolis. ESPN.com says that shot blocker, great hands. Great free-throw a great finisher. He excels in the open floor he is â&#x20AC;&#x153;a tough, competitive point guard shooter. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited about Julianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s potenand is able to defend anybody from one who knows how to run a team.â&#x20AC;? tial.â&#x20AC;? through three.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love this class,â&#x20AC;? Chambers said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Peyton Banks, from Orange County, Julian Moore is a 6-10, forward/center think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve hit on a lot of different posiCalifornia, is a 6-6, 220 lb. power forward from Germantown Academy in Fort Washtions and they offer a lot to Penn Staters who averaged 16 ppg and 7 rpg last season ington, Pa. (the same school as Maggie out there. They are serious about getting for Lutheran High School. ESPN.com deLucas) who is ranked by ESPN.com as the their degrees. They are also winners and scribes him as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;physical specimen and a sixth highest recruit in Pennsylvania. He they love to play.â&#x20AC;? multi-skilled forward for the next level.â&#x20AC;? scored 11 ppg and grabbed 14 rebounds per game.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ‘Scrooge: The Musical’ coming to State Theatre By ANNE WALKER For The Gazette

STATE COLLEGE — It starts like this: In a church hall on a windy night, Richard Biever, State Theatre executive director, sits at a piano striking the chords and notes that accompany the cast of “Scrooge: The Musical.” A total of 30 vocalists hold sheet music as voices mingle and harmonize in the melodies they will present onstage at the State Theatre next month. Biever, who directs the show, singles out each voice. “Let me hear sopranos only,” he said. Once the women sing the part, he asks for altos, then basses, then tenors. When he tells them to sing together, the different voices blend into a true chorus. At one point, he directs a singer to shout her solo line, ‘he’s a rascal!’ “You’re a crazy beggar woman,” he tells her, “don’t worry about singing it, just make

it loud!” She sounds a bit more emphatic on the next try. Biever has produced shows at the State Theatre since 2006. “Scrooge” will mark the first holiday show the State Theatre has done in conjunction with the State College Community Theatre. Everyone involved, from the cast to the musicians and stage hands are local volunteers.

If you go What: “Scrooge: The Musical” When: 7:30 p.m., Dec. 14; 2 and 7:30 p.m., Dec. 15; 2 p.m., Dec. 16 Where: State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College Tickets: Call (814) 272-0606 or visit www.thestatetheatre.org. “Although the State Theatre does host national acts,” Biever said, “we want to keep it available and affordable for local groups.”

As an intimate venue, the State Theatre can, Biever feels, help establish a sense of community, one of the major themes of the text that “Scrooge” draws from. “A Christmas Carol,” the Charles Dickens work that introduced the world to Ebenezer Scrooge, has a slightly dark theme running through it. “You have a very rich man who uses his money to hurt people instead of helping them,” Biever observed, “and a sick little boy who will die because his family can’t afford health care.” This theme seems particularly pertinent, a testament to the timelessness of Dickens’ writing. Of course the musical takes liberties and presents the story in an upbeat way. The actors will adopt Cockney accents. They will wear Victorian costumes and move about in choreography created by veteran dance instructor Jill Brighton. And the songs have an uplifting, jovial feel to them. First presented as a screen

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“SCROOGE: THE MUSICAL” opens at the State Theatre on Dec. 14 and runs through Dec. 16. musical in 1970, “Scrooge: The Musical” starred English actor Albert Finney and featured music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Since then, it has become a holiday classic. Within a month, Biever will work with his cast to perfect their vocalizations, project their characters and, with Brighton’s choreography, to fill the stage with

lively reels. The beggar woman’s voice will strengthen as her character develops. And the Victorian era will come to life. The show will open at the State Theatre on Dec. 14 and run through Dec. 16. Until then, Biever, Brighton and the cast will strive to perfect every line, note and gesture in ways that would make Dickens proud.

Publisher wins national award From Gazette staff reports LEMONT — Eifrig Publishing, an independent publisher located in Lemont, has won its fourth national book award in the past two years: a silver medal from Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. The award was presented for New York artist Andrea Songwater and her book, “Where We Once Gathered, Lost Synagogues in Europe.” Songwater’s book presents to children 20 synagogues in watercolor in their pre-war settings in the midst of their European communities; all of the synagogues in the book were destroyed during the Holocaust. The Moonbeam awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to celebrate children’s books and lifelong reading. For more information about Eifrig Publishing visit www.eifrigpublishing.com.

‘Madagascar 3’ does not disappoint By ROY MORRIS For The Gazette

There is no doubting the superior quality of the work that comes out of the Dreamworks Animation Studios these days. The “Shrek” series, “Shark Tale,” “Over the Hedge,” “How to train your dragon,” “Kung Fu Panda” and “Puss in Boots” are all a testament to that. The latest offering — the third outing in the “Madagascar” series, simply continues that tradition. Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon, the acting talent let loose on screen here is quite staggering. No less than 10 major stars are involved and it shows. With Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada PinkettSmith, David Schwimmer, Sacha Baron-Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Frances MacDormand, Jessica Chastain, Bryan Cranston and Martin Short, the character development and comedy timing on display is second to none and it is a treat — pure and simple. “Madagascar 3: Europe’s most Wanted” has earned over $700 million worldwide and the most successful in the series, but with a $145 million price tag, and all these stars to pay, it better had. There was really no need to worry, though. The third installment was assured of being a hit primarily because of one simple factor — the script. Noah Baumbach and Eric Darnell’s script sparkles with wit and wisdom from the start. The story follows our heroes, Alex,

Marty, Melman and Gloria, on a trek to Monte Carlo to find their friends, The Penguins, who they believe they need to help them get back home to New York. Unfortunately, animal control officer — Captain Chantel DuBois (Voiced brilliantly by Frances MacDormand) has other ideas, and is after Alex’s head as a trophy. During a relentless pursuit they hide out in a traveling circus to evade capture. Of course, the ensuing mayhem that follows is filled with both danger and elation all rolled into one. The result is classic cartoon magic. Although the entire cast delivers some wonderful characters, it is Chris Rock as Marty and Sacha BaronCohen as Julien that are the stand-out performances for me. Their characters are now so perfectly balanced and lovingly realized within this movie that I could not imagine it without them. To say that they are hilariously funny is most certainly an understatement. Another great thing about this movie is the fact that the humor can be enjoyed by both adult and child alike and that, again, is down to an extremely well written script. I also have to mention the breathtaking animation which, in itself, is a glorious display of technological and artistic design that meets the needs of the script to perfection — cartoons have certainly come along way. These new-wave of CGI (Computer Generated Image) animation movies that have come along in the last few years have thrown up some

classics and garnered many awards, not to mention some huge box office returns — “Toy Story 3” (Disney/Pixar) alone earned over a billion dollars and the “Shrek” and “Ice Age” (Fox Animation) franchises have earned almost six billion dollars combined. But there is one single factor that seems to keep striking the right chords throughout these movies and that is the sense of camaraderie and friendship and the heartfelt themes that make them irresistable viewing for all the family. Ever since John Lasseter created "Toy Story" back in 1995 (and is considered to be the “Godfather” of the CGI cartoon) he changed animated movies forever with his socialistic, idiosyncratic approach to these “non-human” and “human-like” characters and they grabbed us all by the heart and, to this day, have never let go. As Disney did back in the 30s and 40s, now Lasseter and subsequent animators like Eric Darnell have done again, they have given us movies that we will love and cherish for the rest of our lives. I know, as with the Disney movies, I will be showing these to my grandchildren in years to come and they will be loved all over again. Rating: Five stars (out of five). Running time: 95 minutes. Roy Morris is a freelance writer from Clinton County. He has many years of experience in film, television production and theory.

Holiday sale set From Gazette staff reports LEMONT — The Art Alliance of Central PA will hold its annual Holiday Wreath and Art Sale from Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. For the second year, the Art Alliance is selling professionally crafted 22-inch Douglas and Fraser fir wreaths. They come with either a red or burgundy bow. The cost is $30 for one wreath and $55 for two. Pick-up is at the Art Center during the Holiday Sale. Payment may be made by check, credit card or PayPal at www.artalliancepa.org. For more information, call (814) 234-2740.

CPMA celebrates From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — The Central Pennsylvania Musicians’ Association, headquartered in State College, will celebrate its 100th anniversary from noon to 3 p.m. on Jan. 19, 2013 at the University Club at 331 W. College Ave. The luncheon will include live music and a recognition ceremony. Memorabilia from the union’s history will be on display. Those who wish to attend may contact Debbie Trudeau at (814) 237-0979 or through email at trumusic@comcast. net.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING To be included in What’s Happening, submit your events by Wednesday one week prior to publication to community@ centrecountygazette.com or mail information to The Centre County Gazette, attn: What’s Happening, 403 S. Allen St., State College, PA 16801.

ONGOING Historical Museum and PA Room — Learn about the local history and genealogy with expert researchers at the Historical Museum and PA Room, 203 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Exhibit — Jennifer Shuey’s pastel exhibition will be on display through Nov. at the Bellefonte Art Museum of Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Gallery hours are 1-4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Call (814) 355-4280. Exhibit — “Faces of Life” art exhibit of watercolors paintings by Michele Rojas Rivera will be on display through Dec. 8 at the Penn State Downtown Theatre, 143 S. Allen St., State College. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call (814) 2343441.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21 Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Church of Christ, 161 Beach St., Blanchard. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Preschool Storytime — Stories and crafts for preschool will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. The theme is “Who Know?” Story-time programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org.

Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the Borough Building, 146 Black St., Howard. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Line Dancing — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will have line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., No. 1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Mission Central HUB — Bellefonte Area Mission Central HUB open at from 13 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-9425. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. in Walker Township at Nittany Valley Drive and Madison Avenue. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. at the Hublersburg Inn, 449 Hublersburg Road, Howard. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Fizz Bang Eureka — After-school educational science experiment and activities are available from 3-4 p.m. at Centre Hall Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Call (814) 364-2580 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Thanksgiving Dinner — A community Thanksgiving Dinner will be served from 57:30 p.m. at the State College Assembly of God, 2201 University Drive Extension, State College. The Salvation Army of Centre County will be on hand to deliver coats for all ages. Call (814) 238-3800.

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THURSDAY, NOV. 22 Service — Celebrate Thanksgiving at our annual Thanksgiving Day service at 10:30 am at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 617 E. Hamilton Ave., State College. Childcare will be provided. Call (814) 2342194 www.abouthealing.org. Thanksgiving Dinner — The Watermarke Church will be offering a Thanksgiving Dinner on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Watermarke Outreach Centre, 114 S. Spring St., Bellefonte. Dine in and take out will be available. Call (814) 355-2884 or email info@watermarkechurch.org. Thanksgiving Dinner — A Thanksgiving Day dinner will be served from noon to 2 p.m. at the Milesburg United Methodist Church, 301 Turnpike St., Milesburg. Takeouts will be available at 11:30 a.m. Delivery is available as well. Call (814) 355-5883 or Brenda at (814) 380-2654.

FRIDAY, NOV. 23 Line Dancing — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will have line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St. No. 1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Thanksgiving Dinner — a community Thanksgiving Dinner will be served at noon at the Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jacksonville Road, Jacksonville.

SATURDAY, NOV. 24 Home Town Christmas — The Milesburg Home Town Christmas will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Milesburg. Events include the annual Bald Eagle Area High School will Craft Show, Two Sisters Crafts open house at 108 Front St., the Eagle Valley Personal Home Care chicken barbecue dinner at 11 a.m. Proceeds from the dinner will go to the Hope Fund.

SUNDAY, NOV. 25 Support Group — The Neuropathy Support Group of Central Pennsylvania will meets at 2 p.m. at the Mount Nittany Medical Center, Conference room 3, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call David Brown at (814) 531-1024.

MONDAY, NOV. 26 Preview Party — The Stocking Stuffer Dessert and Wine Preview Party will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at the Centre Furnace Mansion, 1001 E. College Ave., State College. Get the exclusive first peek at the Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art & Fine Craft Sale, while enjoying wine, and hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Proceeds help the Centre County Historical Society. Tickets are $30 for each person and $25 for Centre County Historical Society members. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 26, to Megan at (814) 234-4779, or online at www.centrecountyhistory.org/events/stocking. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 9:15-10 a.m. at the Continental Court, 650 Maple Drive, Bellefonte. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Preschool Storytime — Picture book stories, puppet play and crafts for children will be available from 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Centre Hall Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. The theme is squirrels. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 364-2580 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Preschool Storytime — Stories and crafts for children ages 3-6 are available from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Centre County Library & Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Preschool Storytime — Stories paired with songs, rhyme, puppet play, crafts or activities that are theme focused from 10:30-11 a.m. at East Penns Valley Area Branch Library, 225 E. Main St., Millheim. The theme is “Peace.” Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 3495328 or visit www.centrecountylibrary. org Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Way Fruit Farm, 2355

THE CENTRE COUNTY GAZETTE Halfmoon Valley Road, Port Matilda. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Line Dancing — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will have line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St. No. 1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 1:15-3:15 p.m. at Port Matilda Baptist Church, 105 S. Main St., Port Matilda. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Craft — Walnut Ornament Craft is a seasonal drop-in craft where children create ornaments made from walnuts from 22:30 p.m. at the Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 3:30-4 p.m. at Miles Trailer Park, Huston Township. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 4:15-4:45 p.m. at the Unionville Community Center, state Route 220, Unionville. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Cookbook BINGO — Adults can play Bingo for a chance to win gently used cookbooks from 6-7 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org.

TUESDAY, NOV. 27 Seniors Hiking Group — Enjoy a moderate hike in the great outdoors at 9 a.m. at various locations in and around State College. The hikes are free except for car pool donations. To register, call (814) 231-3076 or visit www.crpr.org. Coffee Time — Bring a friend and savor that second cup of coffee and conversation from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Howard United Methodist Church, West Main Street, Howard. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 10 a.m. to noon at Pine Glen Fire Company, 1003 Pine Glen Road, Karthaus. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Baby’s Morning Out — Children ages 3 and younger and an adult can participate in a play date great for building social skills, motor skills and familiarity with the library from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Preschool Storytime — Stories and crafts for children ages 3-6 will feature a transportation theme from 1:30-2:15 p.m. at Centre County Library & Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. The theme is “Preparing for Winter.” Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 1:30-3:45 p.m. at Hall’s Market, 491 E. Sycamore Road, Snow Shoe. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Craft — Gum Drop Ornament is a seasonal drop-in craft where children create ornaments made of gumdrops from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Lego Club — Build with Lego bricks from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at East Penns Valley Area Branch Library, 225 E. Main St., Millheim. Call (814) 349-5328 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 4:15-5 p.m. at Boggs Township/Milesburg at the corner of Dell Street and Sparrow Drive. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early

learning. Yoga Class — A gentle yoga class will be held from 5-6 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 144 W. Main St., Howard. The class is designed to have all flows on the floor. Gain flexibility and strength and leave feeling calm, open and rejuvenated. Cost is $10 for each class. Call Kathie at (814) 625-2852 or email at kathieb1@comcast.net. Writers Social — The Nittany Valley Writers Network Writers Social will be held from 5-7 p.m. at The Autoport, 1405 S Atherton St., State College. Ask for the Writers Table. Call (814) 231-0913. Yoga Class — A basics level yoga class will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 144 W. Main St., Howard. The class is intended for those who may have had some prior yoga experience. Gain flexibility and strength and leave feeling calm, open and rejuvenated. Cost is $10 for each class. Call Kathie at (814) 625-2852 or email at kathieb1@comcast.net. Line Dancing — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will have line dancing at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Nittany Residence, 301 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 Book Babies Storytime — Books, music and language building activities to stimulate a child’s brain growth will be held from at 9:30-10 a.m. at Centre County Library & Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Church of Christ, 161 Beach St., Blanchard. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Preschool Storytime — Stories and crafts for children ages 3-6 are available from 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Centre County Library & Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Preschool Storytime — Stories and crafts for preschool will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. The theme is “’Tis the Season” Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecountylibrary. org. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the Borough Building, 146 Black St., Howard. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Line Dancing — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will have line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., No. 1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. in Walker Township at Nittany Valley Drive and Madison Avenue. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. at the Hublersburg Inn, 449 Hublersburg Road, Howard. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Fizz Bang Eureka — After-school educational science experiment and activities are available from 3-4 p.m. at Centre Hall Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Call (814) 364-2580 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org

THURSDAY, NOV. 29 Storytime — Preschoolers can enjoy stories and songs at the Thursday Storytime from 10:30-10:50 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Story times are free with paid admis-

NOVEMBER 21-28, 2012 sion. Call (814) 234-0200 or email info@mydiscoveryspace.org. Science Adventures — Preschoolers ages 3-5 can work on science-themed activities from 11-11:30 a.m. at Discovery Space, 112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1, State College. Activities are free with paid admission. Call (814) 234-0200 or email info@mydiscoveryspace.org. Hooks and Needles — Bring your projects to share ideas and tips with others who knit from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 1:30-2:45 p.m. at Livonia Brush Valley Road, Miles Township. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Preschool Storytime — Stories and crafts for preschool aged children will be held from 2-3 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. The theme is “’Tis the Season.” Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. Bookmobile — The Centre County Library’s Bookmobile will be located from 34:30 p.m. at Main Street, Rebersburg. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All storytime programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Lego Club — Build with Lego bricks from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org. It’s Elementary — Activities and presentations designed for children in kindergarten through sixth grade will be held from 6-7 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Theme is “Family movie Night.” Call (814) 342-1987 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org.

FRIDAY, NOV. 30 Line Dancing — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will have line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St. No. 1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Adult Book Discussion — Members of the group will read and discuss “Redfield Farm” by Judy Coopey from 1-2 p.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit www.centrecountylibrary.org.

TUESDAY, DEC. 4 Concert — Daughtry and 3 Doors Down will perform will special guest P.O.D. at 7:30 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center, 127 University Drive, State College. Tickets are on sale at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, online at www.bjc.psu.edu or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (814) 865-5555.

THURSDAY, DEC. 6 Exhibit — “The Pilatos — Art Runs Deep” is a group show celebrating a family of artists will be on display from Dec. 6Feb. 3 at the Green Drake Gallery, 101 W. Main St., Millheim. The opening reception is Dec. 7 from 5-10 p.m. Live music by Cait Cuneo will be performed at 7 p.m. with Artist Talks at 8:30 p.m. Gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (814) 349-2486, email greendrakeart@gmail.com or visit the website at greendrakeart.com.

FRIDAY, DEC. 7 Concert — Downtown State College presents The Temptations and The Four Tops at 7:30 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center, 127 University Drive, State College. Tickets are on sale now at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, online at www.bjc.psu.edu or by calling (814) 8655555. Opening Reception — “The Pilatos — Art Runs Deep” exhibit opening reception will be held from 5-10 p.m. at the Green Drake Gallery, 101 W. Main St., Millheim. Live music by Cait Cuneo will be performed at 7 p.m. with an Artists’ Talks at 8:30 p.m. Call (814) 349-2486, email greendrakeart@gmail.com or visit the website at greendrakeart.com. — Compiled by Gazette staff


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GROUP MEETINGS The Gazette will publish the regular meeting dates and times for all Centre County social and service groups, organizations, clubs, etc. that have membership open to the public. To be included in the weekly listing send information by Wednesday one week prior to publication to community@centrecountygazette.com or mail to: The Centre County Gazette, attn: Group Meetings, 403 S. Allen St., State College, PA 16801. Adult Bible Study and Kids Program offering practical help from the Bible and a fun and productive time for kids will meet 7 p.m. Wednesdays Nittany Baptist Church, 430 Mountain Back Road, Spring Mills. Call (814) 360-1601 or visit nittanybaptist.org. Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse — Men’s Support Group sponsored by The Centre County Women’s Resource Center from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Call (814) 237-5220 ext. 247, email edteam@ccwrc.org or visit www. ccwrc.org. Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse — Women’s Support Group sponsored by The Centre County Women’s Resource Center from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Call (814) 237-5220 ext. 247, email edteam@ccwrc. org or visit www. ccwrc.org. ALIVE Teen Club meets at 6 p.m. Sundays at First Baptist Church, 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-5678 or visit www.fbcbellefonte.org. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Groups will meet at 1 p.m. the first Friday of every month at the Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Call (814) 234-3141 or (814) 235-2000. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Groups will meet at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Mount Nittany Dining Room, The Inn at Brookline, 1930 Cliffside Drive, State College. Call (814) 234-3141 or (814) 235-2000. AWANA Club is at 6 p.m. every Sunday at the First Baptist Church, 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte. Activities and Bible lessons will be held for children ages 3 to sixth grade. Materials provided. Call (814) 355-5678 or visit www.fbcbellefonte.org. Bald Eagle Grange No. 151 meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Grange Hall in Runville. Bald Eagle Watershed Association meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday at the Milesburg Borough Building, 416 Front St., Milesburg. Visit www.baldeaglewatershed. com. The Bald Eagle Area Class of 1959 meets at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month for dinner. Location changes each month. Call Joyce at (814) 383-4337 or email ljt2342@embarqmail.com. Bald Eagle Area Class Of 1960 meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. the third Thursday of every month at The Bestway Restaurant, 1023 N. Eagle Valley Road, Howard. Call Barb (814) 466-6027. Bald Eagle Area Class of 1964 meets for breakfast 9 a.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at the Bestway Restaurant, state Route 150, I-80 exit 158, Milesburg. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. on the third Friday of the month at the Bellefonte Moose, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call Sue (814) 625-2132 or bea.1964@yahoo.com. Bald Eagle Area Class of 1965 meets for dinner at 5:30 p.m. the last Friday of each month, Bellefonte Moose, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call Bob (814) 383-2151. Bellefonte High School Class of 1956 meets for dinner at 6 p.m. the second Friday of each month, Bellefonte Moose, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call Kay (814) 3592738. Bellefonte High School Class 1967 meets for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month, Sunset West, 521 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. The location is subject to change. Call Vic (814) 360-1948. Bellefonte Elks Lodge meets 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month, Bellefonte Elks, 120 W. High St., Bellefonte. Bellefonte Encampment No. 72 and Ridgeley Canton No. 8 meets 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month, Windmere Hall, 454 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College. Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month, Train Station, Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1053 or bellefontetrain. org. Bellefonte Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesdays at the Moose Club, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call Richard King, (814) 355-9606 or email kings430elinn@yahoo.com. Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7:30 a.m. Fridays, Diamond Deli, 103 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call Mary Jane Fisher (814) 355-5905. Bellefonte Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1600 meets 8 p.m. the second Thursday of every month, Post Home, Spring Street, Bellefonte. Bellefonte Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1600 Ladies Auxiliary meets 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month, Post Home, Spring Street, Bellefonte. Better Breathers Support Group meets 3:30 p.m. the third Thursday every month, HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 359-3421. Business Networking International meets 7 a.m. Thursdays, Celebration Hall, 2280 Commercial Blvd., State College. Members share ideas, contacts and business referrals. Fee is $10 for room and breakfast. Call Kelly Swisher (814) 280-1656. Boy Scouts of America BSA Troop 66 meets at 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday at Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church, 179 S. Main St., Pleasant Gap. Email Scoutmaster Bill Weaver at standinten@aol.com. Brain Injury Support Group meets 7 p.m. the second

Tuesday of every month, HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 359-3421. Breast Cancer Support Group meets 5:30-7 p.m. the first Monday of every month in the ground floor conference rooms, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. If the first Monday of the month is a holiday, the meeting will be held on the second Monday of the month. Call Cheri (814) 231-7005. Catholic Daughters of the Americas social begins at 6:30 p.m. and meets at 7 p.m. first Thursday of every month at St. John’s Catholic School auditorium, 134 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-7730 or email jmoest@yahoo.com. Central Pennsylvania Holistic Wellness Group will meet to share and learn about many methods and techniques to support a holistic, homeopathic and spiritual life style from 6:30-8 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Inspired Holistic Wellness, 107 S. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 883-0957 or visit www.meetup.com/ Central-PA-Holistic-Wellness-Group/. Centre County Down Syndrome Society meets at 8 p.m., the third Monday of each month at Easter Seals, 383 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College. Email ccdssociety@ gmail.com or visit centrecountydownsydrome.org. Centre County Greens meets at 7:15 p.m. the first Monday of every month at Webster’s Bookstore & Café, 133 E. Beaver Ave., State College. Centre County Real Estate Investment Club meets 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month, 1609 N. Atherton St., State College. Call (814) 280-5839. Centre Hall Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month and at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month, Centre Hall Lions Club Building, 153 E. Church St., Centre Hall. Centre Line Riders — ABATE of Pennsylvania, Chapter 18 meet at noon the third Saturday of each month at the Centre Hall American Legion, 2928 Penns Valley Pike, Centre Hall. Centre Region Model Investment Club meets 6:30 p.m. on second Monday of the month, Mazza Room, South Hills Business School, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. Call (814) 234-8775 or email cr20mic@ aol.com. The Compassionate Friends Group meets from 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Bellefonte Middle School, TCF is a national non-profit support organization offering understanding, friendship, and hope to families following the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Contact Peg at (814) 355-9829 or Amanda at (814) 3214258. Circle of Hope, a support group for special-needs children and families, meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Tyrone Public Library, 1000 Pennsylvania Ave., Tyrone. Call Angie (814) 386-1826 or alavanish@live. com. FHA Center for Weight Management and Nutrition bariatric surgery support group will meet from 6-7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Lewistown Hospital, Classroom 4, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown. Call (717) 242-7099 or visit www.myfamilyhealthassociates. com Girls of Bald Eagle Area High School Class of 1961 will meet at 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Mt. Valley Diner, 850 S. Eagle Valley Road, Wingate. Call (814) 355-3686. Halfmoon Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Membership is open to Halfmoon Township residents. Call Alice McGregor (814) 6927396, almcgregor@comcast.net or Susan Kennedy (814) 692-5556, susank81@gmail.com. Halfmoon Grange No. 290 meets 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Grange Hall in Centennia. Call Diane (814) 692-4580. Hearing Loss Association of America meets 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month, Foxdale, 500 E. Marylyn Ave., State College. Learn the latest technology available for hearing loss. I.O.O.F. Centre Lodge #153 meets 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month, I.O.O.F. Lodge Hall 756 N. Main St., Pleasant Gap. Junior Rockhounds meets 5 p.m. third Wednesdays of each month (except November 28 2012 which is the fourth Wednesday), Room 121, Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, University Park. Call (814) 867-6263 or visit nittanymineral.org. Keystone Guild of the Watchmakers Association of Pa. meets 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Bull Pen Restaurant, Washington Avenue at First Street, Tyrone. Call George at (814) 238-1668. Ladies Grief Support Group meets 2 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Living Faith Church, 113 Sunset Acres, Milesburg. Call Hazel at (814) 387-4952. The Milesburg Lions Club meets 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday every month, Milesburg Center across from UniMart. MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, sponsorded by New Hope Church is designed to nurture every mother with children from pregnancy through kindergarten meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at The State College Evangelical Free Church, 1243 Blue Course Drive, State College. Childcare is provided for each monthly meeting. Visit www.statecollegemops. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets 6 p.m. every third Tuesday, HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, Outpatient Entrance, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. The support group is affiliated with the National MS Society. Call (814) 359-3421. National Alliance on Mental Illness meets 7 p.m.

every second Tuesday at South Hills School, State College. June is the last meeting of the summer. Meetings will resume in September. Call Dave (814) 238-1983. The Neuropathy Support Group of Central Pennsylvania will meet at 2 p.m. the fourth Sunday at the Mount Nittany Medical Center, Conference room 3, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call David Brown at (814) 531-1024. Nittany Knights Barbershop Chorus meets 7:15 p.m. every Monday, South Hills School, State College. Men who like to sing are welcome. Visit www.nittanyknights.org, or call Bill (814) 355-3557. Nittany Mineral Society will hold a social at 6:30 p.m. and meet at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesdays, Room 116 Auditorium of the Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, University Park. Call (814) 867-6263 or visit nittanymineral.org. Nittany Valley Woodturners meet from 7-9 p.m. every first Thursday, the woodworking shop, State College Area High School, South Building, 650 Westerly Parkway, State College. Email Reg@MarketValueSolutions.com or visit www.NittanyValleyWoodturners.org. The Nittany Valley Writers Network meets for an early-risers breakfast at 7 a.m. every third Wednesday, The Waffle Shop, 1610 W. College Ave., State College. The Nittany Valley Writers Network meets from 7-8:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Parent Support Group for Children with Eating Disorders meets from 7-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month in Conference Room 3, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call Kristie Kaufman (814) 466-7921. Penns Valley Grange No. 158 meets 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month, Grange Hall, Railroad Street, Spring Mills. Pleasant Gap Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Oaks, 220 Rachel Drive, Pleasant Gap. Reiki group will meet from 6-8 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Inspired Holistic Wellness, 107 S. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 883-0957, email beth@inspiredholisticwellness.com or visit www.inspiredholisticwellness.com. The Romans 12:2 Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at 204 W. High St., Bellefonte. The group is an addictions breakaway program sponsored by Lifegate Baptist Church is open to all who are suffering from any form of addiction as well as to family members that may be affected by the addict’s behavior. Call (814) 353-1942. Sacred Harp Singing meets from 7-8:30 a.m. the second and fourth Mondays at the University Mennonite Church, 1606 Norma St., State College. Visit www.StateCollegeSacredHarp.com. The Snow Shoe Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and fourth Wednesday of every month, at the Moshannon Community Center, State Rte. 144, Snow Shoe. Soroptimist International of Centre County will meet at 6 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Atherton Hotel, 125 S. Atherton St., State College. Call (814) 2340658 or email hjlaw11@aol.com. State College Downtown Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursdays at Damon’s, 1031 E. College Ave., State College. State College Elks Lodge meets 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdayof each month at State College Elks Country Club 100 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg. State College Lions Club meets at 6:15 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at Damon’s, 1031 E. College Ave., State College. State College Rotary Club meets 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Lounge, 200 W. Park Ave., University Park. State College Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Hotel State College, 106 S. Allen St., State College, above The Corner Room. Support Group for Family & Friends of Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors sponsored by The Centre County Women’s Resource Center from 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays. Call (814) 237-5220 ext. 247, email edteam@ccwrc.org or visit www. ccwrc.org. Stroke Support Group meets 4 p.m. last Tuesday of every month, (except August and December) at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 359-3421. TRIAD, a public safety group for senior citizens, meets each second Thursday in various locations. Call Helen Evans, chair, (814) 237-8932. Trout Unlimited, a non-profit conservation organization, meets 7:30 p.m. every first Thursday, Comfort Suites Hotel, 132 Village Drive, State College. WiNGs, the Women’s Network Group for women entrepreneurs, will have a social from 8-8:30 a.m. and meet from 8:30-10:30 a.m., the third Wednesday of every month at the Patton Township conference room, 100 Patton Plaza, State College. Email membership@wngs.org or call (814) 360-1063. Women’s Welcome Club of State College meets 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month, Oakwood Presbyterian Church, 1865 Waddle Road, State College. Visit us on the web www.womenswelcomeclub.org or email wwcmembership@gmail.com. Zion MOPS and Beyond meets 9:15-11:15 a.m. the first Thursday of the month and at 7-8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at 3261 Zion Road, Bellefonte. The group is for moms with children of all ages. Childcare provided. Meetings are held September through April. Call (814) 383-4161. — Compiled by Gazette staff


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Your market is constantly changing As you formulate your business marketing plan for 2013, keep in mind that your market is constantly changing. While attending local business functions, I often hear business owners say they don’t need to market their business because they have been in business for many, many years and everyone knows who they are. This attitude can be a terrible pitfall which can result in lost business and the erosion of market Janet Chambers is share. president and State College parowner of Beacon ticularly has a very Marketing Solutransient population. tions, a marketing There are students communications firm serving Central coming in and out of Pennsylvania. For the market, visiting more information, professors and many call (814) 643-3383 transient staff at Penn or visit www. State. In addition, our BeaconMarketing population is aging, Solutions.com. which may change the audience for your products or services. Your business may

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also have new competition as businesses grow or start-up on our area. Here are some ideas to help promote your business in a changing marketplace: 1. Cross sell your products and services to other aligned businesses. Customers in a store often ask where they should go eat or where to purchase certain items; you want to make sure the customer service staff send potential customers to you and not across town. This is especially true of younger sales clerks who may not be familiar with where to purchase items like carpet or paint, since they have not needed to purchase these items before. If you have a retail store, make sure the adjacent stores know who you are and what products you sell. Ask store owners if you can educate the store staff on your products and services and provide reciprocal training with your own staff as well. At a minimum, provide other stores with a simple line card that lists your most popular products or services. 2. Cross-sell current customers about all your products and services. A customer may come to you for one product or service and not realize you have other items they may need in the future. Teach your staff to mention products or services they think a customer might be interested in. For instance, a restaurant server could

How to invest, postelection We are finally through with all the campaigning and related advertising about this and that and all the dire things that will happen when whomever is elected. We are getting four more years of the current administration and the Democrat Senate (Harry “No Budget” Reid) and the same tax increase blocking Republican (John Boehner) House of Representatives. So what was settled with the election? In a word, nothing. All the unresolved issues that were debated and talked about by voters, pundits, news anchors, politicians, Daniel Nestlerode is economists and busithe CEO of Nestleness leaders are still rode & Loy in State staring us in the face. College and a So where are we columnist for StateCollege.com. now? Researchers at the ECRI (Economic Cycle Research Institute) indicated in September that the U.S. economy had already slid back into a recession. This is in spite of the fact that the third quarter GDP grew at 2 percent (that number will be revised a couple more times until we get to the final number). In October the Federal Reserve under chairman Ben Bernanke embarked on Quantitative Easing III or QE III or more sarcastically “QEternity.” In my 47 years as an investment adviser, I have never seen such an extended period of stimulus by the Federal Reserve. Historically, such programs were for relatively short periods; designed to get the growth of the economy back up to speed. This time, it hasn’t worked. What has happened is that the investment returns required by retired investors for retirement expenses have been nearly non- existent, forcing investors to riskier investments to provide this needed income. In addition, asset prices have climbed, driven by cheaper money making the stock market perform relatively well despite the moribund economy. Now Bernanke tells us he will keep interest rates low for as long as it takes unemployment to be substantially lower than the present numbers, around 8 percent as currently calculated. The real unadjusted numbers are more like 16 percent if you use the formulas from the preClinton years. In my opinion, Bernanke’s notions are disingenuous at best as there is

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very little more the Federal Reserve can do to address unemployment. Monetary policy is the wrong tool to use to impact unemployment, no matter how hard you swing the hammer. In addition to the Fed’s actions, the White House and Congress are now beginning to address the supposed Fiscal Cliff, a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that will start Jan. 1 if nothing is done. We have essentially backed ourselves into the corner and must do something to fix continuing mammoth federal budget deficits that have accompanied the Obama Administration. Spending is currently running more than a trillion dollars over tax receipts annually with little hope for any improvement in the future, near term or long term, unless we tax more or spend less or do both. Of course, all this conversation about economic issues might just be rather a distraction from the increased warfare in the Middle East, from Libya, Syria, Iran and Israel. We have a lot at stake in keeping that region in a relatively peaceful mode. Unfortunately, our efforts seem to be failing as each side is stepping up their terrorist and military activities. This could be a serious issue for us budget-wise at the federal level, in addition to QE III and the Fiscal Cliff. All of this conversation is germane to the question, where do I invest my money now for a relatively low risk and reasonable rate of return? I thought as I got older that this question would get easier as I accumulated more experience. Foolish me. The investment question is now more difficult than in any of my 47 years of directing client money to what I thought was the right place at the time. I note that the risk of sudden sharp losses seems to be higher now than at any time except the 1987 stock market crash, the tech bubble implosion around the turn of the century and the financial implosion of 2007-08. The markets never fully recovered from the 2000 or 2007 highs and now seem to be poised to move lower despite the actions of the Federal Reserve. Long ago some smart advisers noted that it was foolish to fight the Fed, meaning that you should invest depending on whether the Federal Reserve was stimulating the economy (buying normally - like this time) or selling if the Fed was raising interest rates and contracting the money supply to slow the economy. That notion might just be obsolete in today’s circumstances. Like I said, it isn’t easy knowing where to invest safely.

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remind customers about banquet room rentals or catering services. Business-tobusiness companies can cross-sell products or services using invoice stuffers, refer a friend promotions or invoice statement messages. 3. Evaluate HOW you provide products and services to customers. Since your market is changing, you should take time to really understand what your customers are looking for. For instance, if you have a restaurant or service company, you might consider ways to bring your services to customers who can’t drive by providing a delivery service. Perhaps you need a drive up window or a call-in-advance for pickup service. 4. Find new ways to make customers feel at home. Your customers may be doing things differently than they did 10 or 20 years ago. It always surprises me when a restaurant is not child-friendly. Today’s younger generation take their children to restaurants often and expect to find a kid’s menu, coloring books and cups with straws. Think about how your customers’ lifestyles are changing and incorporate new conveniences into your business. For instance, I’ve seen many banks that offer teller windows where a customer can sit down. 5. Bundle products or services with

other aligned businesses. Restaurants can offer discounts to local hotel customers; hotels might offer spa services; and the spa company might offer a coupon to a local ladies clothing store. Even business-tobusiness companies can take advantage of this type of promotion. For example, a web design company might provide discounts to a local computer provider or an electrical company might leave a list of reputable plumbers when they go on a service call. The idea is to find aligned businesses that you promote, so those businesses then promote your company too. 6. Remember to tell people in your ads exactly where you are located. Not everyone has or uses a GPS! I hate it when an address is listed as XXX College Ave. It would be helpful to put a map in the ad or list a recognizable landmark, such as 123 College Ave., next to the McDonalds. People travel to State College to show from over an hour away all the time, and you want to make sure they can find your business easily. The bottom line is to be creative, keep an eye on how your customers are changing, and find ways to cross-market your products and services using other businesses and your own staff. By incorporating these ideas into your marketing plan you will staying ahead of the ball instead of following it.

Local tech company turns attention to iPads, clipboards From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Frustrated with having to juggle a clipboard and his iPhone when trying to reference an email and take notes at the same time, Kevin Merilini, an accounting student, and some of his friends set out to solve this problem of using these two office tools at the same time. The students came up with a clipboard with a powerful industrial strength suction cup-based holder, to help productivity and hold the iPhone in place. Dubbed Clipboard+, the new product gives users the ability to use their iPhone without the difficulty of jotting down notes with old-fashioned pen and paper at the same time. The students formed a company, Quip-

Co, and turned to engineering students in assistant professor Jason Moore’s ME 440 class to design a more productive way of using an iPad and clipboard simultaneously with the same goal of maximizing efficiency. The work became the students’ engineering senior capstone design project, a semester-long effort where companies bring real-world problems for Penn State engineering students to solve. Combining the iPad and clipboard took a simple flip. The Clipboad+ takes you from paper on one side to the iPad on the other but in one office tool. The team of engineering students devised a product that is an aluminum sheet with the sides bent into channels and foam to protect the sides of the iPad when it is slid into the channels.

Dreibelbis joins First National From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corp., has announced the recent hiring of Gregory Dreibelbis as senior vice president, investment real estate. In this role, Dreibelbis will develop and manage commercial real estate relationships in central, southeastern and northeastern Pennsylvania. He will be based in State College and will report to Robert Powderly, senior vice president, invest-

ment real estate. Prior to joining First National Bank, Dreibelbis served with Citizens Bank in State College, most recently as senior vice president, commercial real estate finance. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in finance from Lehigh University in Bethlehem. Currently, he volunteers with the Centre County United Way and the Youth Service Bureau. Dreibelbis resides in State College with his wife, Dana; they are the parents of four children.

DEED TRANSFERS The following property transactions were compiled from information provided by the Centre County Recorder of Deeds, Joseph Davidson. The Gazette is not responsible for typographical errors. The published information is believed to be accurate; however, the Gazette neither warrants nor accepts any liability or responsibility for inaccurate information.

RECORDED OCT. 29 THROUGH NOV. 2, 2012 BELLEFONTE Robert Rae Swanger to Raymond C. Hankinson and Janda D. Hankinson, 325 E. Ardell Lane, $53,000. Michael E. Lyons and Ashley K. Lyons to Michael W. Heath, 532 W. Logan St., $150,000.

BENNER TOWNSHIP William A. Gendron to Andrea M. Weber and Tina M. Kopilchack, 118 Meadow Flower Court, $280,000. Village of Nittany Glen to Village of Nittany Glen, $0. Amberleigh LP to Nicholas A. Sproveri, 120 Dorchester Lane, $174,900. Carol V. Gay to Carol V. Gay Revocable Trust and Carol V. Gay trustee, 179 Hunters Path, $1.

BOGGS TOWNSHIP Barbara J. Davidson Estate, Mahlon E. Davidson executor to Mahlon E. Davidson, 694 Runville Road, $1.

BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP Breneman H. Shultz Jr., Helen E. Shultz,

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NOVEMBER 21-28, 2012 Richard Shultz and Sherry I. Shultz to Breneman H. Shultz Jr., Helen E. Shultz, Richard Shultz, Sherry I. Shultz, Deborah J. LeClair, Donald B. Shultz and Darren Shultz, 553 Pine Glen Road, $1.

say to Stanley I. Lindsay and Bernice C. Lindsay, 407 Belle Ave., $1.

HOWARD TOWNSHIP Lance E. Bucha and Tina L. Brownson to Jeffry L. McKinley and Jennifer I McKinley, 305 Spearing Street Ext., $215,000.

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Thomas E. Strebel and Mitzy Tomi Strebel to Martha Hoffman, 160 Penn St., $75,000. Scott E. Hess, Kimberly D. Hess, Tom W. Snook and Saundra P Snook to Scott E. Hess and Kimberly D. Hess, 102 West Alley, $1. Tom W. Snook and Saundra P Snook to Tom W. Snook and Saundra P Snook, 134 North St. $1.

James M. Stott and Linda L. Stott to Jarrod R. Hendricks and Anna M. Hendricks, 269 County Club Lane, $136,000.

Curt E. Marshall and Christina Kelle Marshall to Nicholas D. Pennino and Beth A. Pennino, 100 Goldfinch Dr., $290,500. Brandall Investments LP to Daniel R. Dietz and Amy M. Dietz, 178 Jay Lane, $333,489. Richard Barry Ruback to Richard Barry Ruback and Jasmin R. Ruback, 991 E. McCormick Ave., $1. Grant Keener and College Township to Grant Keener and College Township, 555 Boalsburg Road, $0. Larry W. Sharpe and Debra A. Sharpe to Daniel J. Loht and Alana M. Loht, 317 Gregor Way, $334,000. Mark G. Schmidt and Lisa Shellenberger to William A. Gendron, 163 Dale St., $419,500.

Natalie L. Moore and Natalie Miles to Matthew L. Moore and Natalie L. Moore, 101 Quarry Lane, $1.

GREGG TOWNSHIP Lawrence E. Bair and Lois A. Bair to C. Wayne Company, Decker Valley Road, $200,000.

HAINES TOWNSHIP Gary R. Hosterman and Carol J. Lee-Hosterman to Henry S. Beiler, 221 W. Plum St., $50,000.

HARRIS TOWNSHIP John R. Kelly and Carol A. Kelly to William B. Hoak and Deanna M. Hoak, 301 Tussey Terrace, $1. Keith D. Folk to Richard C. Smith and Teresa M. Smith, 111 Pine Tree Ave., $208,000. Scott I. Lindsay and Lesa C. Lind-

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Ross M. Weaver to Ross M. Weaver and Jennifer K. Weaver, 4844 Jacksonville Road, $1.

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Jean Luc Serriere, Stephanie Cayot Serriere to Stephanie C. Serriere, 245 Madison St., $1. Samuel H. Hawbaker and Joan H. Brower to Michael D. Brower, Melissa A. Brower, Teresa Hawbaker, Todd J. Hawbaker and Amy Jo Lawrence, 1773 James Ave., $1. Stephen P. Sloane and Terri L. Sloane to Robert B. Hackman and Katherine G. Hackman, 2429 Autumnwood Drive, $257,500. Carol I. Cooper and John H. Imbt to Ronald J. Gilligan, Mary Lou Gilligan and Ronald D. Gilligan, 1750 W. College Ave., $25,000. Ruth D. Houck Estate, John W. Houck Jr. co-executor, Hazel May Myers co-executrix and Donald B. Houck co-executor to Catalina Sunrise LLC, 290 E. Pine Grove Road, $9,000. Michael D. Brower, Melissa A. Brower, Teresa Hawbaker, Todd J. Hawbaker and Amy Jo Lawrence to Bush Arcade LLC, 1773 James Ave., $1. Geoffrey Haviland and Antonia I. Haviland to Antonia I. Haviland, 2423 Sleep Hollow Drive, $1. Patrice E. Greene and David W. Hoover to Gerald Lynn Adams, 207 Val Verda, $249,900. Wesley J. Peck, Jennifer M. Peck and Jennifer M. Kneedler to Wesley J. Peck and Jennifer M. Peck, 2898 Tadpole Road, $1. Lee L. Hall to Trubuild LLC, 347 McBath St., $66,000. Jean B. Harris and William D. Harris by agent to Jean B. Harris, 1244-12 Westerly Parkway, $1. Kevin D. Dinant and Shannon M. Dinant to Brian R. Shoemaker and Molly M. Shoemaker, 2338 Quail Run Road, $239,500. Charkes H. Morgan to Charles H. Morgan and Shidad Iffeth Gaffoor, 402 Meckley Road, $1. Larry W. Otto and Alyson Otto to Yaozhou Zhang and Li Liu, 3359 Pamela Circle, $230,000. Tracey L. Noel to Edward F. Owens and Christina W. Owens, 1460 Blue Course Drive, $226,000. David L. Nevins and Carol-Ann Nevins to David L. Nevins, 1370 Haymaker Road, $1. Angelo R. and Alice M. Bigatel Trust, Angelo R. Bigatel co-trustee and Alice M. Bigatel co-trustee to Bruce T. Bigatel and Martha L. Carothers, 2032 Pinecliff Road, $1.

Creedie M. Whited Estate and Mary E. Whited to Mary E. Whited, 201 Berkley St., $1. MacKenzie Copenhauer to Margaret E. Paul, 502 Berkley St., $1 First National Bank of PA and SEDA-Cog Local Development Corp. to SEDA-Cog Local Development Corp., JRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Quality Tile and Hardwood LLC, First National Bank of PA and Small Business Administration, $0. James S. Harpster and Theresa A. Harpster to David L. Kreamer and Georgia Garman Kreamer, 129 Hemlock Drive, $212,000.

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SNOW SHOE TOWNSHIP PATTON TOWNSHIP Samuel H. Hawbaker and Joan H. Brower to Michael D. Brower, Melissa A. Brower, Teresa Hawbaker, Todd J. Hawbaker and Amy Jo Lawrence, 201 Morningside Circle, $1. Samuel H. Hawbaker and Joan H. Brower to Michael D. Brower, Melissa A. Brower, Teresa Hawbaker, Todd J. Hawbaker and Amy Jo Lawrence, 100 Driftwood Drive, $1. Samuel H. Hawbaker and Joan H. Brower to Michael D. Brower, Melissa A. Brower, Teresa Hawbaker, Todd J. Hawbaker and Amy Jo Lawrence, 3104 Carnegie Drive, $1. Samuel H. Hawbaker and Joan H. Brower to Michael D. Brower, Melissa A. Brower, Teresa Hawbaker, Todd J. Hawbaker and Amy Jo Lawrence, 720 Galen Drive, $1. Samuel H. Hawbaker and Joan H. Brower to Michael D. Brower, Melissa A. Brower, Teresa Hawbaker, Todd J. Hawbaker and Amy Jo Lawrence, 3031 Galen Drive, $1. Michael D. Brower, Melissa A. Brower, Teresa Hawbaker, Todd J. Hawbaker and Amy Jo Lawrence to Bush Arcade LLC, 620 Galen Drive, $1. Michael D. Brower, Melissa A. Brower, Teresa Hawbaker, Todd J. Hawbaker and Amy Jo Lawrence to Bush Arcade LLC, 3104 Carnegie Drive, $1. Michael D. Brower, Melissa A. Brower, Teresa Hawbaker, Todd J. Hawbaker and Amy Jo Lawrence to Bush Arcade LLC, 3031 Carnegie Drive, $1. Michael D. Brower, Melissa A. Brower, Teresa Hawbaker, Todd J. Hawbaker and Amy Jo Lawrence to Bush Arcade LLC, 201 Morningside Drive, $1. Michael D. Brower, Melissa A. Brower, Teresa Hawbaker, Todd J. Hawbaker and Amy Jo Lawrence to Bush Arcade LLC, 100 Driftwood Drive, $1. Rebekah Wagner to Phoenix International Investments, 513 Marjorie Mae St., $142,900. Nicholas D. Pennino and Beth A. Pennino to Evan W. Hudson and Andrea K. Connor, 418 Amblewood Way, $155,000. Thomas H. Morton and Noel O. Morton to Matthew A. Hosband and Jena M. Hosband, 145 Hunter Wood Way, $385,000. Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Woods and S&A Homes Inc. to Amy L. Harbst, 170 Glendale Dr., $366,618. Edward F. Kojancic Family Limited Partnership to Ya Long Properties LLC, 757 Oakwood Ave., $191,000. Mary T. Wycheck, Mary T. Spak and Aaron J. Spak to Luke J. Niedermyer and Xue R. Zheng, 221 Ghaner Drive, $218,000. Margaret Hopkins to Norma P. Sletson and Roy Sletson, 1935 Park Forest Ave., $ 175,000.

PENN TOWNSHIP Lois L. Rearick to Benjamin L. Stoltzfus, Fannie S. Stoltzfus, Henry S. Beiler and Barbara L. Beiler, 241 Paradise Road, $412,500.

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Headwaters Charitable Trust to Snow Show Rails to Trails Association, W. Sycamore Road, $1. Headwaters Charitable Trust to Snow Show Rails to Trails Association, State Route 144, $1. Judith R. Burlingame to Mark R. Baney and Jessica M. Baney, Fountain Road, $24,475. Patricia A. Kachik, Douglas A. Kachik, Tina A. Hicks and Gary L. Hicks to Ruth E. Martin, 840 W. Scyamore Road, $1. Willis T. Martin, Susan E. Martin and Susan R. Martin to Willis T. Martin, 840 W. Scyamore Road, $1.

SPRING TOWNSHIP Jeremy W. Scott and Cory B. Scott to Jeremiah R. Hill and Michelle M. Hill, 121 Arbor Bluff Drive, $209,500. CDG Land Acquisition LP to Todd Shaffer, 172 Jonathan Lane, $220,000. Jason S. Meadows and Danielle A. Meadows to Marshall Barto, Charles Barto and Helen Barto, 105 Greenbrook Drive, $170,000. Jason E. Tomlinson, Heather A. Spiter and Heather A. Tomlinson to Jason E. Tomlinson and Heather A. Tomlinson, 325 Wiltshire Drive, $1.

STATE COLLEGE BOROUGH Samuel H. Hawbaker and Joan H. Brower to Michael D. Brower, Melissa A. Brower, Teresa Hawbaker, Todd J. Hawbaker and Amy Jo Lawrence, 242 S. Fraser St., $1. Diane L. Kulp to Diane L. Kulp and Kenneth H. Kulp, 125 W. Lytle Ave., $1. Bruce L. Rathfon and Elaine L. Rathfon to Timothy R. Jones and Kathryn E. Jones, 320 Waring Ave., $269,000. Michael D. Brower, Melissa A. Brower, Teresa Hawbaker, Todd J. Hawbaker and Amy Jo Lawrence to Bush Arcade LLC, 242 S. Fraser St., $1. Evelyn Cruz to Jerry A. Myers and Carol A. Myers, 110 Creekside Lane, $205,000. Nathan J. Hutchinson to Nathan J. Hutchinson and Mary C. Hutchinson, 124 W. Hamilton Ave., $1. Terry P. Amadon and Rodney J. Hendricks to HBR Investments LP, 410 W. Foster Ave., $140,000. Charles D. Bierlein, Lisa M. Curtis and Lisa M. Bierlein to Charles D. Bierlein and Lisa M. Bierlein, 517 Nimitz Ave., $1. Kerri Kay Warner to John M. Rouse and Marianne Rouse 801 Stratford Drive, $126,000. John J. Curley and Ann C. Curley to Tetyana Pudrovska and Andriy Anishkin, 659 Glenn Road, $367,900.

UNIONVILLE Helen M. Solt to KC Development Group LLC, 206 Allegheny St., $1.

WALKER TOWNSHIP Ryan S. Wellar and Brooke S. Wellar to Cameron D. Speer and Heather R. Speer, 1177 Blue Spruce Drive, $189,900. Gregory S. Burd to Gregory S. Burd and Amy E. Burd, 551 Benner Road, $1.

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WAITRESS/ DISHWASHER Now hiring part-time waitresses/dishwasher for lunch shifts (11-5) or dinner shifts (5-10) at Kimchi Korean Restaurant. Please stop by our restaurant in person. Visit our website for directions. www.kimchi statecollege.com

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COUNTRY 5 min. from town. This 3 bdrn home sits on 1/2 acre with open living room, dining room, and kitchen. Three car garage. Bellefonte area. Asking $250,000 firm. Ph. 814.222.3331.

BLADE: 8ft. Scraper blade, hooks up to 3 pt hitch. $150. (814) 364-9773

10 CD’S and cassettes. $.30 each. Sweeper, $10. Diabetic Shoes, 11W, never used, $50 (814) 237-0630

DOORS: 3 30” inch prehung interior doors, $40 each. (814) 822-2331

2000 SUBARU Impreza, 4x4, $3200. Call (814) 880-5802 for more information.

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Cisco Computer Networking Instructor Full-time, permanent position available immediately. Responsible for teaching high school students Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum. Must have experience in networks and network design. CCNA certification desired. A+, Net +, and Server+ preferred. Send letter of interest, resume, and credentials to Executive Secretary Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology, 540 Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap, 16823 814-359-2793. Deadline for accepting applications is November 26, 2012 or until filled. EOE

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Duties: ¥ responsible for providing vocational planning ¥ employment preparation ¥ job development ¥ job coaching ¥ follow-along services to individuals with an intellectual disability ¥ seeking and obtaining supported employment. Requirements: ¥ 8+ years of age ¥ Valid Driver’s License/ Safe Driving History ¥ Criminal Background Checks (Act 32/33) ¥ Physical/TB ¥ Transportation to various work locations in Centre County ability to work a flexible schedule. 1840 N Atherton Street State College 16803 Phone: 814.238.1444

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