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Volume 4, Issue 16


New golf tournament to fill void By CHRIS MORELLI

STATE COLLEGE — Get out your golf clubs, Centre County. The Centre County Youth Service Bureau will be holding its Inaugural On the Green Golf Tournament on June 22 and 23 at Penn State’s Blue Course. The event will kick off with a long drive competition on June 22. The tournament is set to begin at 8 a.m. June 23 at the Blue Course. For years, The Second Mile had its own

tournament, which featured a long drive competition. Because that tournament no longer exists, YSB’s tourney will fill the void nicely, according to organizers. The Second Mile’s tourney was also held in June. “We felt there was a need,” said YSB board member Mike Owens, who is assistant vice president of M&T Bank. “It’s exciting. I think it’s going to be very, very successful.” According to YSB chief executive officer Andrea Boyles, a golf tournament was always on her “to-do” list.

“I’ve had lots of interest in starting a golf tournament. This group came to me committed to the mission of YSB,” Boyles said. “The committee came together and said, ‘We want to do this for you.’ They’ve been unbelievable in terms of their commitment and their passion.” M&T Bank is the title sponsor of the tournament. “I think it’s a great organization, and we’re just trying to move forward and get more of a demographic in the community,” Owens said. “We’re trying to have more

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Chamber sets sights on future

By SAMI HULINGS For The Gazette

STATE COLLEGE — Outdoor enthusiasts from the area showcased their love and knowledge of all things nature-related on April 14 at the Appalachian Outdoors’ 2012 Outdoor Spring Expo. A portion of Allen Street was closed in order to house all of the outdoor clothing and equipment vendors and community groups at the celebration. At the expo, vendors like The North Face, Obōz Footwear and La Sportiva offered information and sales on apparel and footwear, while local outdoor community groups in attendance set up tents and tables containing informational brochures, magazines and chances for expo guests to learn how to use outdoor-related equipment. At Rothrock Outfitters’ table, Paul Dunklebarger explained to guests what the premiere outdoor resource

of an impact. There’s a lot of excitement right now.” In addition to the long drive competition, the Friday night event will be a social gathering featuring dinner and drinks. Tickets cost $50. Only those playing in the tournament can take part in the competition. The event went from the planning stages to the course rather quickly. According to Boyles, there have been very few

By HARRY ZIMBLER For The Gazette

believes Rothrock Outfitters helps to instill the love of outdoors in locals. Attending the Outdoor Spring Expo

STATE COLLEGE — The Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County is moving into the future with confidence and new leadership that will seek ways to develop more community partnerships and expand its reach into the communities it serves. According to Vern Squier, the president and CEO of the CBICC, and Dave Capperella, board chairman, the organization has outlined a plan that includes intensifying its economic development efforts as well as being proactive in representing the business community’s interests. Squier, who recently assumed leadership of the CBICC, formerly worked as the Senior Vice President of the Overland Park, Kansas, Chamber of Commerce where he was also responsible for economic development. Squier has taken steps to ensure that the CBICC remains on solid economic footing, including trim-

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GREAT OUTDOORS: Recreational enthusiasts check out the tents during last weekend’s Outdoor Expo in State College. from Huntington is all about. Through being involved with the upkeep of the Allegrippis Tails near Raystown Lake and the three day mountain bike festival known as Dirt Fest, Dunklebarger

Dancers step up for ‘wish’ By CHRIS MORELLI

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ALL NIGHT LONG: Students dance during last year’s 12-hour Dance Marathon at Bellefonte Area Middle School. Last year, the dance raised over $30,000 for Make-A-Wish. Police logs ......................... 3 Opinion ............................ 7

Health & Wellness ............ 8 Lifestyles ................... 10-14

BELLEFONTE — There’s a special night on the horizon at Bellefonte Area Middle School. At 7 p.m. on Friday, April 20, hundreds of students will start dancing in the gymnasium and won’t stop until the sun comes up. The annual Dance Marathon will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Michael Stone, a sixth-grade teacher at the school, oversees the Dance Marathon. The event has grown significantly over the

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past several years. He remembers what it was like during its infancy. “We started raising money for Make-A-Wish in 1998. We’ve had some students who have used Make-A-Wish, so I’ve seen the power of it firsthand,” Stone said. “The average wish costs $3,600. That’s what we wanted to raise our first year. We raised $4,000. Every year, we would vote on a charity. Every year, the students have stuck with Make-A-Wish. It’s nothing that I’ve pushed on them. They’ve just really identified with it.” In 2007, the Dance Marathon Raised $17,000. It has steadily in-

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creased every year since then — 2008 ($20,000); 2009 ($23,000) and 2010 ($25,000). Last year, the Dance Marathon raised a record $30,374. “The students take a lot of pride in it. They really do. They know what Make-A-Wish is, they know what it does. We put faces to it.” On Friday night, several Make-A-Wish families will come to the Dance Marathon to speak. “At the kickoff, we’ll have four or five wish families there who will talk about the impact of it,”

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Business .................... 27-29 Classified ........................ 31



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Police investigate multiple burglaries Penn State Police are looking for any information after multiple burglaries that occurred between early Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. Between 1 a.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, a string of thefts occurred in Pinchot Hall, in East Hall on Penn State’s campus. Multiple wallets and the contents were lifted, police said, and the total value is estimated to be more than $1,350. A witness described to police at least one suspect as a white male about 6 feet tall with short, dirtyblond hair, with a thin build and wearing a backwards baseball cap, light gray, with a light gray hoodie and dark-colored sweatpants. In October, police investigated similar incidents involving an unknown man they caught on surveillance camera. Police have reason to believe the incidents may be connected. Anyone who has information is encouraged to call university police at (814) 863-1111 or Centre County Crimestoppers at 1-877-99-CRIME. Anonymous tips can be reported online at Anyone who provides information that may lead to an arrest could be eligible for an award of up to $1,000, police said.

Two people injured in crash State College police report that a Rebersburg man and a Bellefonte woman suffered minor injuries after a motorcycle crash occurred on Monday evening in College Township. The mishap took place on trout road. Police said the motorcycle, operated by Tim Blesh, 45, drove over gravel on the

road around Lyn Lee Farms around 5:15 p.m. According to police, Blesh lost control of the motorcycle and left the road. Blesh and passenger Chellie Shaffer, 37, were taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center for treatment of their injuries, according to reports. A witness told police the motorcycle wasn’t moving fast and that gravel caused the crash.

Citations issued for traveling parties Two people were cited with disorderly conduct after State College police shut down three parties that included the same guest on Saturday afternoon. The first party took place at 523 S. Atherton St. At approximately 12:40 p.m., police responded to a party in which guests were loud and intoxicated, according to reports.

in the yard. A third party was broken up at 225 E. Prospect Ave., around 5 p.m. Police said that all party-goers were wearing the same bar tour T-shirts.

Those in attendance at the party told police they were raising money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS. Approximately three hours later, police responded to 612 S. Allen St., where guests were loud and intoxicated. Partygoers reportedly urinated

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Community comes together, runs for memorial 5K in honor of student slain in Virginia Tech shooting By MARJORIE S. MILLER The Centre County Gazette

UNIVERSITY PARK — The community laced up its sneakers Monday evening to remember one of its own at the sixth annual Jeremy Herbstritt Memorial 5K Walk/Run. The event honors Herbstritt, a Bellefonte native who was killed in the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings. With the help and support of area residents, Herbstritt’s memory, and his love for running, is kept alive. About 170 people came out to the event, which was held on Penn State’s campus. The race, which started and ended at the Intramural Building, has special meaning for Jeremy’s sister, Jennifer, who used to go for runs with him near that spot on campus. “I used to meet Jeremy there all the time,” she said. “When I finish (the race) it’s kind of a little sad.” She was attending Penn State the same time as Jeremy in 2006. Following his graduation in 2003, he returned to pursue his second undergraduate degree, this one in civil engineering. From there, he went on to attend Virginia Tech and was working toward a master’s degree in civil engi-

neering, Herbstritt said. So far, about $32,000 has been raised from all of the Jeremy Herbstritt Memorial races held on Penn State’s campus over the years, not counting this year’s, she said. This year’s figures are still being tallied. Memorial races also are held in Bellefonte every year. According to Herbstritt, money raised will go toward the construction of a running track in the Bellefonte comJEREMY HERBSTRITT munity. Her family is currently working with the Bellefonte Area school board and hopes to have the track up within the next year or so. Herbstritt said the family decided to build a track with the race money because Jeremy was a runner, and because

the Bellefonte community is in need of a good facility that can be used by people of all ages. “Jeremy ran track and cross country,” she said. “We thought (the track) was something Jeremy would appreciate.” The race each year helps the Herbstritt family honor Jeremy, Herbstritt said. “We want to keep his memory alive,” she said. “There’s not a day we don’t think about him.” She especially remembers the first race a few years ago, and how the community came out to show support for Jeremy and the other victims. It gave her hope, she said, that there’s “something better.” “Hope that we could survive and get through this,” she said. Herbstritt said the atmosphere during Monday’s race was upbeat, and there was plenty of “good energy.” Some participants even wrote Jeremy’s name on their faces, she said. According to Herbstritt, people told stories about Jeremy. After the race, there was a candle-lighting ceremony in which songs were sung. “(It was) solemn but at the same time, hopeful,” she said. “We’re very thankful for everyone who came out.”

Penn State president gets grand Audit ordered jury subpoena from U.S. attorney for trustee vote By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press

HARRISBURG — Penn State President Rodney Erickson received a subpoena last week to testify regarding the investigation into former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, the university said this week. The subject or subjects of Erickson’s future testimony was not immediately clear, and university spokeswoman Lisa Powers declined to provide a copy of the subpoena, which was first disclosed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Erickson’s “attorney is discussing with the attorney general’s office various aspects of the subpoena, including the actual date of testimony,” Powers said. “President Erickson intends to fully cooperate and answer all questions truthfully.” A spokesman for the attorney general’s office declined to comment. Penn State said in February it had received a subpoena from the U.S. attorney’s office in Harrisburg that asked for

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers said the decision to independently audit the May 3 Board of Trustees Election was part university-driven, part candidate-requested. "We had heard people suggesting it, but were already on that path," Powers said. "It’s an election year like no other, and it’s of the best interest in order to ease everyone’s mind." Powers said the university has been working on pulling together all of the details to set up the independent audit for the past several weeks. A full overview will be available before as it becomes available, and before voting for the board closes, she said. The selected auditor will have to produce results quickly, but also be able to look at he details objectively, Powers said. The votes will be tallied when voting ends at 9 a.m. on May 3, and the winners will be announced at the Board of Trustees meeting on May 4, Powers said. The pool of candidates this year is an unprecedented 86, with special interest groups backing several and demands for change, increased transparency and even a restructuring of the board. Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.

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OBITUARIES Marilyn Eckley Marilyn I. Eckley, 85, of Bellefonte, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born on July 20, 1926, in Josephine, she was a daughter of the late George and Margaret (Brown) Miller. She married James G. Baldwin Sr., who preceded her in death in 1983. She then married James Eckley, who also preceded her in death in 1988. She graduated from high school in Indiana, Pa. She was a nurse at Centre Crest Nursing Home, retiring in 1990 after 35 years of service. She was of the Protestant faith. Marilyn is survived by her three sons: Dennis

Baldwin (Nancy), of Bellefonte; Jim Baldwin, of Bellefonte; and Robert D. Baldwin (Lori), of Lancaster; six grandchildren: Ryan, Alec, Mike Baldwin, Angela Rothrock, Sean and Heather Baldwin; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husbands and parents, she was predeceased by one sister and four brothers. Services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Eagle Valley Personal Care Home, 500 Front St., Milesburg, PA 16853. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Byron L. Hall Byron L. Hall, 76, of Bellefonte, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. A son of the late John C. and Ruth (Teaman) Hall, he was born on Nov. 11, 1935, in Centre County. On June 14, 1958, he married Ethel (Tormey) Hall, who survives at home. Byron was a 1954 graduate of Bellefonte Area High School. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1955 to 1963. For his services, he received the Good Conduct Medal. He was retired from law enforcement, having worked from 1964 to 1966 as a Bellefonte patrolman, 1966 to 1973 as Spring Township’s 1st Chief of Police, 1973 to 1982 as Centre County chief deputy sheriff, and 1982 to 1997 as local law enforcement officer at a Pennsylvania state correctional facility. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bellefonte, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Nittany Leathernecks. Along with his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Vickie Hancock (Gre-

gory), of Lock Haven; three sons: Robert Hall (Janice), of Stormstown; Col. David B. Hall (Kathleen), of Florida; and Chris Hall (Patty Mayes), of Bellefonte; nine grandchildren: Ashley, Keagan, Lindsey, Cameron, Renea, Joshua, John R., John T., and Chris II. He is also survived by 10 greatgrandchildren and his sister, Nancy Bixler (Larry), of Bellefonte. A public visitation will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. The funeral service will be held on Friday, April 20, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte, with Pastor Greg Shipe officiating. Burial will follow in Centre County Memorial Park, College Township, with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made in Byron’s memory to the First Baptist Church, 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte, Pa. 16823. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Philip Irvin Philip F. Irvin, 86, of Bellefonte, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012, at Centre Crest Nursing Home. Born Dec. 25, 1925, in Coleville, he was a son of the late Samuel and Myrtle (Wian) Irvin. He was married to Christine Eminhizer, who preceded him in death in December 2006. He attended the Bellefonte School system and had retired from Bellefonte Borough as a laborer. Philip had served in the U.S. Navy. He was a life member of the VFW, member of the American Legion Post #33 and the Logan Fire Company. Philip is survived by one daughter, Deborah McGinley (Dan), of Bellefonte; five sons, Philip Irvin

(Jane), of Bellefonte, Ronald Irvin, of Bellefonte, Rick Irvin (Kathy), of Pittsburgh, Michael Irvin (Dottie), of Bellefonte, and Tim Irvin (Annabel), of Milesburg. He is also survived by one sister, Loretta Rogers (Gerald), of State College, 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parent, she was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. The funeral service was at Wetzler Funeral Service Inc., 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte, with the Rev. Andrew Morgan officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Reporter wins Pulitzer Prize for breaking Sandusky story By The Associated Press HARRISBURG — A young reporter helped an old newspaper win its first Pulitzer Prize on Monday, as Sara Ganim and members of The PatriotNews of Harrisburg staff won for local reporting for their coverage of a child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State University that led to criminal charges against two administrators and toppled legendary football coach Joe Paterno. Dozens of newspaper employees and executives who had gathered nervously around a newsroom conference table erupted in cheers at the news. The prize was “for courageously revealing and adeptly covering the explosive Penn State sex scandal involving former football coach Jerry Sandusky.” Patriot-News publisher and president John A. Kirkpatrick called it “an unbelievable moment” in the newspaper’s 157-year history. “This is our first Pulitzer ever and it came ... not by luck or it didn’t come out just because it was handed to us,” he told the staff. “It came out because of Sara’s hard work, the work of other reporters here, the work of other editors here.” The newspaper broke the news that a grand jury was investigating Sandusky with a front-page story in March 2011, and was the first to report in November that prosecutors were filing child sexual-abuse charges against the former defensive coordinator. Those scoops were followed by a series of reports regarding the allegations, including stories about the alleged victims and how the matter was handled by Penn State administrators and officials with The Second Mile, a charity founded by Sandusky. The paper’s coverage was led by Ganim, 24, a police and courts re-

YSB, from page 1 sand traps along the way. “It’s coming together very quickly,” she said. “The committee is meeting every week and there’s lots of hard work being done. I think it will be an impressive two days.” There will be a $10,000 cash giveaway on June 22, sponsored by Stocker Chevrolet. Golfing on June 23 begins at 8 a.m. Cost is $225 per person. However, there are corporate packages available.

porter who had graduated from Penn State and then worked at the Centre Daily Times before joining the Patriot-News in January 2011. According to the paper, Ganim tracked down rumors about Sandusky until she located an alleged victim, then learned there had been an investigation into a previous incident. As the story grew in importance and size, two moments stuck out for Ganim. The first was in early 2011, before she’d written her first story on the scandal, when the list of alleged victims she’d discovered grew to include a third — a 2002 assault allegedly witnessed by a team graduate assistant on Penn State’s campus. The revelation made her sick to her stomach, she said. The second moment occurred in the wake of the grand jury’s Nov. 5 report, when Paterno was fired as coach, stunning the college football world. She and the newspaper’s editors hadn’t anticipated such fallout, she said. “We really were so focused on following the facts, and not thinking about what the consequences might be, which I think is actually a good thing because we weren’t distracted and we were able to see the whole picture,” she said. The newspaper’s editor, David Newhouse, said they worked to keep the focus on the alleged crime and victims, even as the connection to Paterno generated a tidal wave of attention. Another Pennsylvania newspaper won a Pulitzer on Monday. The Philadelphia Inquirer won for public service for its coverage of violence in the city’s beleaguered school system, the newspaper’s 19th Pulitzer and its first since 1997. Pennsylvania Newspaper Associa-

Boyles hopes to have 30 teams signed up to play in the first-ever tournament. “Our goal, of course, is for folks to see YSB as their charity of choice. One of the ways we help people learn who we are is through our special events,” she said. “We have ‘On the Fly,’ our fly-fishing tournament; ‘On the Field,’ our sporting clays tournament and now ‘On the Green’ is our golf tournament.” Boyles said that the tournament would not Your Headquarters For Quality Pre-Owned AWD Subarus

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tion president Teri Henning called the two papers’ wins a great day for Pennsylvania journalism. “These awards are so well deserved and show the high quality of journalism that is happening at newspapers of all sizes in Pennsylvania,” Henning said. “The series of stories that led to the awards were difficult to investigate and highly charged. The journalists who worked on them have done a great service to their communities and beyond.” Through the end of December, the Patriot-News had written 109 stories for its print edition and posted 587 news items and videos about the Penn State scandal on its website. The newspaper’s coverage had previously earned several other prominent journalism prizes, including a public service journalism award from the Society of Professional Journalists, a distinguished writing award for local accountability journalism from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the George Polk Award for sports reporting and the Scripps Howard award for community journalism. The paper’s circulation is 67,000 weekdays, 117,000 Sundays. Sandusky, 68, is confined to his home while awaiting a June trial on 52 criminal counts, allegations he has repeatedly denied. Also facing trial are Penn State administrators Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, charged with lying to the grand jury investigating Sandusky and failing to properly report suspected child abuse. Curley, the school’s athletic director, is on leave, and Schultz has retired as vice president for business and finance. The scandal toppled Hall of Fame coach Paterno, who received a report from a graduate assistant in 2002 regarding Sandusky in a team shower with a naked child.

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was another way for Rothrock Outfitters, along with other outdoor community groups, to teach about the benefits of the outdoors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This event is great for bringing together like-minded companies that give a behind-the-scenes look at the outdoors to people in the area. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just great community event for everyone,â&#x20AC;? Dunklebarger said. Penn State student Rhiannon Vieceli just happened to stumble upon the expo as she was out running and was enticed by what she saw. As a self-proclaimed â&#x20AC;&#x153;outdoorsy type,â&#x20AC;? Vieceli felt it was beneficial for people in the State College area to attend the expo and learn about the local outdoor information provided by community groups. For Purple Lizard Maps owner and cartographer Mike Hermann, the expo was a great way to gain exposure for his waterproof maps containing hundreds of miles of dirt roads and trails located on the public lands of Rothrock State Forest and Raystown Lake. Later this summer, Purple Lizard Maps will be releasing two brand new maps detailing the dirt roads and trails of Bald Eagle State Park and Scotia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This event is great for people who know about maps but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get meet the map maker. It is nice to the community together at an outdoor event. It also provides me with the chance to meet the people who are using my maps,â&#x20AC;? Hermann said. Making the expo more of a community affair and less of sale-focused event is exactly what Appalachian Outdoor buyer Jen Watts-Mattise said the State College outdoor clothing and equipment store was after. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The event started a few years ago and we are trying to focus on the community. It is a chance for customers to interact with vendor representative that they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t normally see,â&#x20AC;? Watts-Mattise said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a great staff, but oftentimes we arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t able to answer some questions a customer might have.â&#x20AC;? This community focus allowed Watts-Mattise, who served as emcee, to directly interact with visitors at the expo. She felt she was the luckiest one, because she announced the winners of the raffle prizes and had the opportunity to see people claim their prizes. Watts-Mattise said because Appalachian Outdoors isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an inexpensive place to shop, the expo is a great way for the store and its vendors to give back to the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our vendors support the event heavily,â&#x20AC;? she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so this is a way to say thank you for supporting us as a local vendor, from us and our vendor partners.â&#x20AC;?

ming the staff from 12 to eight, through the consolidation of some positions and the elimination of others, including the vice president of finance and vice president of governmental affairs. The Gazette recently met with Squier and Capperella to outline their plans for the CBICC for the coming year. The interview was edited for clarity. CCG: What are the major strengths of the CBICC at this time? Squier: Volunteerism that manifests itself in many ways. I am impressed with the level of service, commitment and positive outlook for the community and its future. From its ambassadors to committees to events, this chamber excels. Capperella: I agree. The membership and participation is exceptional. People enjoy the events. Squier: They genuinely care about being there. I would also say that the composition of the organDAVE CAPPERELLA ization is a strength. We have an array of entities including traditional chamber activities and economic development. Our ability to work with our partners, including Penn State and the Ben Franklin Partnership is important. We are a cornerstone partner of the Techcelerator. CCG: What are the CBICCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major goals for 2012 and beyond? Capperella: Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking at a collaborative effort to nurture our own new businesses. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an effort to provide a higher level of service â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a better product. We are putting the clients and customers first. This is a new direction for the CBICC. Squier: The CBICCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts are like a three-legged stool. We need to grow our own businesses, retain and

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Dance, from page 1 Stone said. The Make-A-Wish Foundation serves children with lifethreatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. Volunteers serve as wish granters, fundraisers, special events assistants and in numerous other capacities. In addition to the families, the Dance Marathon will feature food, drinks, prizes and, of course, music. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty cool to see kids helping kids. We model this after THON. They do a lot. I can honestly say that the kids do it â&#x20AC;Ś we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a lot of help. We meet after school, we meet on Sunday. They do a lot, I just push it in the right direction,â&#x20AC;? Stone said. According to Stone, the goal this year was to have 250 dancers. As of press time, there were 320 students signed up to dance. Each dancer must get $50 in sponsor money. However, if a student gets less than $50, they will not be turned away. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They raise what they can,â&#x20AC;? Stone said. There will also be a cupcake sale in conjunction with the dance. Students can order cupcakes at $1 each, and they will be delivered the day of the dance. Stone said that the Dance Marathon has gotten generous donations from Pizza Mia, Home Delivery Pizza Pub, Weis Markets, McClanahanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and State Farm Insurance. B-94.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Morning Zoo Crew will also make an appearance at the Dance Marathon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get a lot of local support,â&#x20AC;? Stone said.

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Supporters of Paterno need to rethink legacy There is clearly a strong sentiment among supporters of Joe Paterno to find ways to “honor his legacy.” Few, however, are willing to discuss his legacy in relation to the child sex scandal even though he was a central figure in the coverup. Hardly anyone would deny his generosity and success as a coach, but this is only part of the story and the part that they choose to ignore is very ugly. From Paterno’s own words, it is rather clear that he realized that something despicable had occurred. But his only response was to report it to athletic director Tim Curley, thus clearing himself of legal repercussions. He made no known attempt to get details from Mike McQueary, no effort to identify and talk with the boy, no attempt to confront Sandusky and no attempt to report the incident directly to police even after it was clear that no one else had done so. Paterno then participated in an eight-year coverup during which at least two or three more young boys were allegedly sexually molested. So the Paterno legacy now includes a darkness that the Paterno-worshipers choose to ignore. We are witnessing a breathtaking exercise in denial — a blatant refusal to separate fact from fiction, reality from myth. The question which might bring them to their senses is this: Do you understand the dangers of hero worship? If the young boy prosecutors say was abused had been your son, would you still be clamoring for ways to honor Paterno’s legacy? Bernie McCue State College

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Amid scandal, the truth usually comes to light Dueling scandals of the GSA and the Secret Service battle for the honor of enraging us more. One minute you are sure those taunting, flaunting General Services Administration bureaucrats have won it all with their Vegas videos as they partied on our money, on our time. To the tune of more than $800,000. But the next minute you are thinking, no, it’s those cocksure Secret Service swingers who are the most outrageous. The 24/7 cable news and blogosphere are all a-Twitter with reports that 11 agents un-secretly inserted themselves into international scandal while setting up a presidential visit Martin Schram to Colombia. writes political analysis for Scripps They reportedly Howard News Serv- went to a strip club and brought ice. Email him at prostitutes to martin.schram@ their rooms. But got their covers blown when one agent refused to pay a woman what she felt she’d earned. And soon the cops arrived. Of course, you figure it is bizarre to even get news of obscure GSA bureaucrats and stealthy Secret Service elites in one week. And it is. But it takes me back to another era of investigative journalism — one that put the GSA and Secret Service together in one room. And culminated in a quasi-investigative finale with the Se-


cret Service honorably blowing up a GSA cover-up. Here’s what happened. It was 1973 and I’d heard government funds were being spent on nonsecurity improvements at President Richard Nixon’s homes and grounds, especially his new estate in San Clemente, Calif. I was Newsday’s Washington bureau chief, and when I started asking questions, a White House spokesman said I could inspect the public records — but only at GSA regional office in California. When I flew there, GSA officials said, oops, those records were still in Washington. Back in D.C., the GSA said the records would be made available to me by the GSA administrator himself, a political appointee named Arthur Sampson. Expecting there’d be boxes to sort through, my Newsday colleague Pete Bowles came with me to Sampson’s vast office. Sampson greeted us pleasantly but we saw no documents, just a half-dozen people waiting silently at a conference table. They were lawyers and press officers, plus the Secret Service’s top communications official, Jack Warner. Sampson asked me (with a straight face) how they all could help us. I said we didn’t need their help, just their public records. Sampson then went into a long explanation that all the government expenditures involved presidential security — top-secret equipment and such — and were confidential. Well, I said, let’s just focus on landscaping. I asked for all government spending records for, say, planting begonias and all other landscaping at Nixon’s home in San Clemente. Sampson again said no, explaining (and he really said this): If people who

wanted to harm the president knew the total spent on landscaping or specific floral varieties, they might figure out the type of security equipment being shielded. Across the table, I saw the Secret Service man biting his lip, as though suppressing an urge to guffaw. So, facing Sampson, I said: “I’ve never heard a more asinine answer from a government official.” But, I continued, fortunately Sampson and the GSA had nothing to do with presidential security. That was the Secret Service’s job. Then I asked the Secret Service’s man: Did the Secret Service wish to officially associate itself with the answer I considered the most asinine I’d ever heard? Would the Secret Service state on the record there was any security reason for withholding the amount the government spent on landscaping at San Clemente? No, Warner replied, the Secret Service didn’t believe the president’s security would be compromised by making that information public. Suddenly Sampson’s face was redder than a stoplight. His assembled acolytes were adjusting their cufflinks or counting holes in ceiling tiles. Sampson, trapped, had no choice but to give us those figures. That’s how Americans learned their government spent a lot of public money on landscaping Nixon’s personal property. Many years later, I met Warner, then retired, on a Washington street. He told me that 1973 GSA interview was his favorite moment in a distinguished career of safeguarding legitimate Secret Service secrets. I told him it was mine, too. Even as scandals swirl around us, truth has a way of making itself heard.

Federal hiring quota smacks of overregulation We’re becoming a nation of creeping, crawling minions, and more might notice it except for the cheering. It’s loud because the responsible regulations are always presented as acts of salvation, and that’s the case with the approaching Department of Labor edict on hiring the disabled. The yapping bureaucrats would have you believe they are singing angels as they try to justify a new quota for the 200,000 entities doing business with the federal government. If those small firms, big corporations and universities want to keep their $700 billion worth of contracts, 7 percent of their hires will have to be Jay Ambrose is a disabled applicolumnist for Scripps-Howard cants, and isn’t News Service. that kind-heartEmail him at ed? SpeaktoJay@aol. Actually, it is com not. For starters, it is a phony interpretation of the 1970s disabilities law that was never intended to be an affirmative action measure, some note. The Labor Department replies that the quota isn’t affirmative action, which is akin to saying a nose punch is not a nose punch, just cosmetic surgery. Writings on the issue show that


businesses are hiring the disabled at about the same rate as government, that Social Security’s disability program is taking many of the disabled out of the workplace and that those available for jobs total less than the 7 percent figure. It does get confusing because the government has lately been counting alcoholics, drug addicts and the depressed as among the disabled. Companies cannot legally ask applicants whether they are disabled, which complicates the whole process. By the way, it has been argued that there is a cheap rescue for companies that can’t live up to the new hiring requirement: Get to a more satisfactory representation of the disabled in the workplace by firing appropriate numbers of the able-bodied. Most of us do want the least fortunate among us to have more fortune, and worrying about helping the disabled is hardly evil, but what we have here is one more artificial, arbitrary piece of unworkable regulatory overreach that is nearly at the tipping point in America. The Heritage Foundation has noted that the federal government regulates just about everything, mentioning “toilets, showerheads, light bulbs, mattresses, washing machines, dryers, cars, ovens, refrigerators, television sets and bicycles” by way of introducing a list that goes on with details for 73,000 pages in the Federal Register. The cost in economic output has been put at $1.3 trillion, and the hurt is huge, even to the extent of prevent-

able fatalities. Especially when you consider how state and local governments also play this game with just as many unintended consequences, you begin to understand just how right the prescient Alexis de Tocqueville was when he wrote about the barest beginnings of the phenomenon in his 1835 book, “Democracy in America.” In a widely quoted passage, this visiting Frenchman said those in authority in American government thought they had to watch over the citizenry. Their use of power was “absolute, attentive to detail, regular, provident and gentle. It would resemble the paternal power if, like that power, it had as its object to prepare men for manhood, but it seeks, to the contrary, to keep them irrevocably fixed in childhood.” The “sovereign,” he continued, puts its arms around us through “petty regulations” too complicated for anyone to figure out. He added that it “does not tyrannize; it gets in the way; it curtails, it enervates, it extinguishes, it stupefies,” ultimately reducing the people to timid animals “of which the government is the shepherd.” One day, said Tocqueville, the despotism will grow nastier and harder, though some of us figure there are ways to fight back: Elect its enemies and start rescinding the bad old regulations and more closely review new ones. The question is whether large numbers of us have already become what Tocqueville feared: too little imbued with individualistic spirit to act purposefully. I hope not.



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HEALTH & WELLNESS Acid and alkaline: What’s your balance? By JULIE A. WILCZYNSKI Special to The Gazette

Have you ever wondered if the diseases in our society have a common cause? Many doctors, herbalists and nutritionists believe that the explanation may come down to two small words — “acid” and “alkaline.” The term pH (potential of hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. It is measured on a scale of 0 to 14 — the lower the pH the more acidic the solution, the higher the pH the more alkaline (or base) the solution. When a solution is neither acid nor alkaline it has a pH of 7, which is neutral. This delicate balance can be an important indicator of overall health. High acidity can become a dangerous condition that weakens all major body systems. It makes your internal environment conducive to forms of disease. A pH-balanced environment, on the other hand, allows proper metabolic functioning and gives your body resistance to disease. A healthy body maintains alkaline reserves that can then be used to meet emergency demands. Researchers find that most people are at least slightly “acidic” — their pH is low. If your pH is too acidic, your

body borrows minerals — such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium — from vital organs and bones to neutralize and remove the acid. Although high acidity may not be outwardly noticeable, it can severely affect overall health in a negative way. Alkalinity in the body is much more rare, but just as potentially serious. It often takes longer for a person who is “alkaline” to achieve balance than one who is “acidic.” Water is the most abundant compound in the human body, composing 70 percent of the body. The body continually strives to balance pH. When this balance is compromised many problems can occur. It is important to understand that we are not talking about stomach acid or the pH of the stomach. We are talking about the pH of the body’s fluids and tissues, which is an entirely different matter. Most people who suffer from unbalanced pH are acidic. This condition forces the body to borrow minerals — including calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium — from vital organs and bones to neutralize the acid and safely remove it from the body. Because of this strain, the body can suffer severe and prolonged damage due to high acidity — a condition that may go undetected for years.

Mobile technology helps explore nicotine addiction ology Center created accessible software to analyze data that vary over time. UNIVERSITY PARK — Some “To me, the biggest innovapeople quit smoking on the first tion here is looking at how try while others have to try to something like baseline dequit repeatedly. Using such mopendence is predictive of that bile technology as hand-held behavior over time or (specificomputers and smartphones, a cally) the urge to smoke over team of researchers from Penn time,” said Lanza. “It’s now exState and the University of pressed as a function of time. Pittsburgh is trying to find out Instead of saying, “If you’re why. higher on dependence you’re “One thing that really stood going to have a higher urge to out among the relapsers is how smoke over time,’ you can now their urge to smoke just never depict how that association bedropped, in contrast to those tween baseline dependence who were successful in quitting and urge to smoke varies with for a month — their urge time in a very fluid and naturadropped quickly and systematilistic way.” cally — almost immediately One advantage of this model upon quitting,” said Stephanie is that researchers are not conLanza, scientific director of The fined to changes in one dimenMethodology Center at sion. Researchers can Penn State. “That was look at time in a smooth surprising to see.” way, viewing it as a gradWith a new statistical ual and constant varimodel to interpret data able and simultaneously and the ability to collect view two or more varidata via mobile devices, ables that can change the researchers looked at over time, such as smokhow baseline nicotine ing urges and negative dependence and negaaffect. Lanza noted that tive emotional states inthis method could be fluenced people’s urge used to look at addiction to smoke while they and behavior in many were trying to quit. other areas, such as obeThe Centers for Dissity, alcohol dependease Control found in a ence, stress and more. CAROLYN KASTER/AP 2010 National Health In“Our goal is to work terview Survey of 27,157 RESEARCHERS at Penn State and the University hand-in-hand with toadults that about 52 per- of Pittsburgh are trying to unravel the mystery bacco (and other) recent of cigarette smok- of nicotine’s grip. searchers, to help them ers tried to quit during understand these really the year. Six percent of all intricate processes that are their emotional state, their urge smokers — who had been happening,” said Lanza. “We to smoke and if they were smoking for two years or more want to really understand adsmoking. They rated their urge — quit for at least six months. diction and how to break addicto smoke at that moment on a Also in 2010, the CDC reported tion, so that interventions can scale of zero to 10. Using this that even though cigarette be targeted and adaptable.” data collection method, the resmoking is the leading cause of Also working on this researchers collected data from preventable death and disease search were Mariya P. Shiyko subjects in their natural enviin the U.S., nearly one in five and Xianming Tan, both forronments. Americans smokes. merly research associates at Researchers followed subThe team found that those The Methodology Center, now jects for two weeks prior to who successfully quit during assistant professor of counseltheir attempt to quit, and for the four-week study period had ing and applied educational four weeks after their attempt a weaker association between psychology at Northeastern to quit, the researchers report their urge to smoke and their University and biostatistical online in Prevention Science. ability to quit. consultant at the Research InThe Penn State team used a However, those who were stitute of the McGill University flexible statistical model — a unable to abstain did not show Health Centre, respectively; time-varying effect model — any association between their and Runze Li, professor of stathat allows the researchers to urge to smoke and their selftistics at Penn State. look at more than one variable confidence. The National Institute on at a time. This model is a Saul Shiffman, professor of Drug Abuse supported both asdecade old, but until now was psychology at the University of pects of this research. not user-friendly. The Method-


Pittsburgh, followed 304 longterm cigarette smokers as they tried to quit. On average, the participants smoked more than a pack a day for 23 years. Forty participants quit smoking for the initial 24 hours, but subsequently relapsed. During the two weeks after quitting, 207 participants remained relatively tobacco-free. If smokers relapsed but smoked less than five cigarettes per day, they were considered successful quitters in this study. The remaining 57 participants were unable to quit for even 24 hours. Five times randomly throughout the day, mobile devices prompted participants to answer questions. These questions asked the smokers about

It is recommended that you test your pH levels to determine if your body’s pH needs immediate attention. By using pH test strips, you can determine your pH factor quickly and easily in the privacy of your own home. If your urinary pH fluctuates between 6.0 to 6.5 in the morning and between 6.5 and 7.0 in the evening, your body is functioning within a healthy range. If your saliva stays between 6.5 and 7.5 all day, your body is functioning within a healthy range. The best time to test your pH is about one hour before a meal and two hours after a meal. Test your pH two days a week. Many of you understand the importance of pH balancing the water in your pools of fish tanks, or even the delicate balance of the soil you grow your foods or flowers in. But are you forgetting to keep check of your own body’s pH. Julie Wilczynski is a traditional naturopath, counselor of natural health, certified nutritional consultant, certified personal trainer and yoga and pilates instructor. For more information on how to test your pH and what your numbers mean for your body’s ability to maintain health, contact her at

Beyond drowsy, too little sleep increases risk of diabetes By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer

WASHINGTON — More people pull the night shift. Teens text past midnight and stumble to class at dawn. Travelers pack red-eye flights. Nodding off behind the wheel isn’t the only threat from a lack of shut-eye. There’s growing evidence that people who regularly sleep too little and at the wrong time suffer long-lasting consequences that a nap won’t cure: An increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and other health problems. “We have a societal conspiracy for sleep deprivation,” says Russell Sanna of Harvard Medical School’s sleep medicine division, who attended a TEDMED conference last week where scientists called sleep loss one of health care’s big challenges. Just how unhealthy is it? Consider how sleep may play a role in the nation’s diabetes epidemic. Studies have long shown that people who sleep fewer than five hours a night have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, the kind that tends to strike later in life. Rotating shift work — three or more night shifts a month interspersed with day or evening hours — raises the risk, too, says a recent report from researchers who analyzed years of medical records from the huge Nurses’ Health Study. Diet and physical activity are big factors in Type 2 diabetes. Certainly it’s harder to work out or choose an apple over a doughnut when you’re tired, especially at 3 a.m. when your body’s internal clock knows you should be sleeping. But a study published last week shows sleep plays a more complex role than that. As sleep drops and normal biological rhythms are disrupted, your body physically changes in ways that can help set the stage for diabetes, reports neuroscientist Orfeu Buxton of Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Buxton’s team had 21 healthy volunteers spend almost six weeks living in a laboratory where their diet, physical activity, sleep and even the light was strictly controlled.

The volunteers started out wellrested. But for three of those weeks, they were allowed only about 5½ hours of sleep every 24 hours — at varying times of the day or night, to mimic a bad shift rotation or prolonged jet lag. That knocked out of whack the body’s “circadian rhythm,” a master biological clock that regulates such patterns as when we become sleepy and how body temperature rises and falls. What happened was startling: Blood sugar levels increased after meals, sometimes to pre-diabetic levels, because the pancreas stopped secreting enough insulin, Buxton reported in the journal Science Translational Medicine. At the same time, the volunteers’ metabolic rate slowed by 8 percent. The researchers had them on a diet so they didn’t gain weight — but Buxton says typically, a metabolism drop of that size could mean gaining 10 to 12 pounds over a year. The results make sense, says Dr. Michael Thorpy, sleep center director at New York’s Montefiore Medical Center and a neurology professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “If we’re going to spend a third of our day sleeping, there’s got to be a good reason for it,” says Thorpy, who notes that diabetes is far from the only worry. Up to 70 million Americans are estimated to suffer from chronic problems with sleep, from insomnia to sleep apnea. Impaired sleep has been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, depression, memory impairment and a weakened immune system. Still another concern: The World Health Organization has classified night shift work as a probable carcinogen, because too much light at night may hamper a hormone involved both with sleep and suppressing tumor cells. Don’t people adjust to the night shift if they’re on it long enough? Buxton says rotating shifts probably are most worrisome. In his study, the volunteers’ bodies went back to normal after nine nights of sufficient sleep at the right time. No one knows how long it takes before sleep deprivation and an offkilter biological clock may cause permanent damage.

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The Fresh Life: Make a clean start According to the online resource Wikipedia: “It has been suggested that the origins of spring cleaning date back to the Iranian Norouz, the Persian new year, which falls on the first day of spring. “Iranians continue the practice of ‘khooneh tekouni’ which literally means ‘shaking the house’ just before the new year. Everything in the house is thoroughly cleaned, from the drapes to the furniture. A similar tradition is the Scottish ‘New Year’s cleaning’ on Hogmanay (Dec. 31), a practice now also widespread in Ireland, New Zealand and to some extent North America.” One may clean their house several times a week but, a deep spring clean is usually reserved for an intense and thorough clean once a year after items, dust and grime have accumulated. A true and deep spring clean may require organization, checklists and planning and may take several weeks to accomplish. Staying focused on one Amy DebachConfer is a lifestyles task at a time, will ensure success and a columnist for The fresh home. Centre County Starting indoors, cleaning can be Gazette. She can be initiated by first vacuuming and dustreached via email ing thoroughly in each room. This inat mosd14@yahoo. cludes taking books and knick knacks com off shelves and surfaces then walls ceilings, fans, windows, casings, and furniture can be washed down. This should be done from the top down.


Furniture can then be polished, treated or repainted. If there are dents on the furniture, spills or stains on the carpet, or broken fixtures, make a plan to have them cleaned or repaired once and for all. The next step can be shampooing carpets or washing and treating or waxing wood or specialized flooring such as vinyl or linoleum. If the carpets are oriental, made of special material, have snags, or need to be bound, have these cared for professionally. The next step could be using the upholstery brush on your vacuum to clean drapes, window treatments, and upholstery on the furniture. If there are rips or stains on the window treatments, take them down for repair and machine washing, or dry cleaning. For a lighter spring look, replace heavier curtains and throws for lighter colored and lighter feeling fabrics. Certain sofa and chair cushions and small area rugs can be gently beaten outside. Blinds can be washed down with warm water. Another step for spring cleaning can be washing windows inside and out. A simple vinegar solution sprayed on the glass then cleaned with newspaper, works great. Some take their screens out in the fall and put them back in the spring after scrubbing them with soap, water, and a gentle brush. If there are tears in the seems or holes in a screen, replace the screen. Continuing, spring cleaning should also entail defrosting the freezer, cleaning out the refrigerator and it’s components including shelves, drawers, and coils on the back of the refrigerator. During this time, think about septic systems, garbage disposals and garbage cans. These should all be cleaned out if needed. In the bedroom, think about rearranging furniture, flip-

ping the mattress, washing pillows, and sorting through clothing. This may require swapping winter clothing for lighter clothing or organizing your closet and drawers. This may require mending torn clothes, throwing out stained clothing, or donating clothes that don’t fit or are unwanted. Drawers and shelves can be lined with shelf paper and sachets can be tucked in for fresh smelling clothing or linens. Other projects that can be completed include outdoor tasks such as servicing the lawn mower, bringing out summer furniture, sweeping and repainting porches and cleaning out rain gutters. It is also important to replace the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and cleaning out old or expired makeup, medicine and cleaning products. Unwanted items in the basement, attic and garage can be sorted and either organized, taken to charitable organizations or sold in a yard sale. Documents in the office can be shredded or filed, ink cartridges should be recycled, and items such as paint, oil and batteries can be taken to specialized recycling events for discard. If done thoroughly, spring cleaning may actually become a several month process. However, when items are cared for properly, their life will could be extended. An excellent reference for the proper way to take care of the home is entitled, “Home Comforts — The Art and Science of Keeping House” by Cheryl Mendelson. It is a thorough guide for everything from cleaning a fireplace, to polishing floors, to properly cleaning an oil painting. With the warm spring weather here central Pennsylvania, it is a great time to begin spring cleaning. It will rejuvenate your spirits, freshen up your surroundings and prolong the life of your belongings.

Author to offer advice Penns Valley streams for success in publishing draw opening day crowds By KAREN DABNEY


For The Gazette

STATE COLLEGE — Author and editor C. Hope Clark will be the featured speaker for the Nittany Valley Writers Network's writers workshop at Schlow Centre Region Library on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. She will discuss writing and publishing a mystery, revising for publication, freelance funding streams, platform, tools for serious writers and how to succeed as a shy writer. A major focus of Clark's writing career is helping other writers succeed. Her FundsforWriters website, one of the Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers since 2001, offers newsletters that list writing markets, artists' residencies, contests, jobs and grants for over 43,000 subscribers. Clark said her non-fiction book, “The Shy Writer: An Introvert's Guide to Writing Success,” was based on her personal experience. “I was floored and astonished at the promotional aspects of writing, and being one who isn't comfortable in large groups, I came up with tricks to help me get through it. I compiled those tricks, and the logic behind them, in The Shy Writer. It was self-published using in 2004, then because of the demand, I rewrote a second edition in 2007.” Clark will compare the pros and cons of self-publication and her experience of working with a small publisher. The first book of her agricultural mystery series, “Lowcountry Bribe — A Carolina Slade Mystery,” was published by Bell Bridge Books in February, 2012. Clark described “Lowcountry Bribe” as “crisp and edgy.” “The protagonist is a woman who loves her children and works a mundane job, a real do-gooder who has no desire to get involved in investigations,” Clark explained. “A bribe throws her into a situation, and suddenly she's performing tasks to catch the guy, alongside federal agents, and she's not happy about it. The protagonist fights her calling, and it's only when the situation spirals out of control, to the point where she and her family are threatened, does she step up and assume her new role.” According to Clark, no one has been been able to guess the twist in the book. “I worked hard over the 14 years it took

SPRING MILLS — It’s no secret that some of the best trout fishing streams in the country are located right here in Centre County. Three of them, Elk Creek, Penns Creek and Sinking Creek pass through rural Penns Valley, and those streams always draw a crowd of anglers on the opening day of trout fishing season. This year’s opening day, Saturday, April 14, was no exception, as evidenced by the throng of fishermen — and women— observed along Sinking Creek and Penns Creek that morning. Parked vehicles lined the roads at every turn, and many anglers lined the banks of the creeks. The morning weather was perfect for fishing — pleasantly cool, with sunshine and almost no wind. A family outing atmosphere pervaded the area along the streams, with numerous canopies, lawn chairs, and barbecue grills set up and waiting to be enjoyed. Dalton Bubb and Ben Farkas were fishing in Sinking Creek at a popular spot where the creek makes a sharp bend near the road. By about 9 a.m., they had hauled out their legal limit of trout. Beside them were Brad Stamm of Rebersburg and his 9-

Photo supplied by C. Hope Clark

AUTHOR AND editor C. Hope Clark will be speaking at the Nittany Valley Writers Network's writers workshop on April 28. to write 'Lowcountry Bribe,' developing my own voice with a hint of humor, an edge and a Southern flavor,” she said. “No one has guessed the twist to this date, and it surprises all.” Clark said she started FundsforWriters in response to demand after speaking to an Atlanta writers group about finding income as a writer. “My day job involved grants, lending and financial activities, so I had some inherent knowledge of that world. I'd just never applied it to the arts before,” she said. “(I) came home from that presentation and emails inundated me. So, in an effort to buy time for my own writing, I created a newsletter to answer these questions and provide resources.” Clark also writes for magazines, websites, newsletters and blogs. She said she hopes workshop attendees will leave feeling more empowered as writers. “We will cover a ton of information and guidance in hopes of offering something to everyone,” she said. The workshop is cosponsored by Schlow Centre Region Library. For more information, email or call (814) 8611463. For more information about C. Hope Clark, visit her websites, and

year-old daughter, Elli. “Let the string out,” coached Stamm, and Elli soon reeled in a nice trout. About a mile down the road, Clayton Royer, 10, and his father, Brian Royer, were fishing using Power Bait, a fluorescent green, putty-like goo resembling Play-Doh for bait. “I’m not sure what it is,” the elder Royer said. “It has some kind of fish oil in it. The fish seem to smell it, and they like it.” Royer's son snagged his line on a low overhanging branch and his Dad pulled it loose for him. His next cast got a bite, but the fish escaped. “There’s lots more,” Clayton said. East of Spring Mills, near the old Beaver Dam School House, several families were enjoying the day, fishing in Penns Creek. Haley Breon, 8, using a butterworm for bait, hauled in a nice trout with a little help from her mother, Laurie. Beside the Breons was 7-year-old Chase Hollobaugh, perched atop a large, toppled tree stump. He soon landed a nice trout, assisted by his Dad, Travis. The common denominator for all these folks was fun. They were enjoying the simultaneously relaxing and stimulating fun of fishing. It’s a time-honored tradition in this area, and draws people of all ages, and walks of life to the streams in our area.


CHASE HOLLOBAUGH, 7, found the perfect perch on a large tree stump along Penns Creek.

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Practical pet: Why do canines like to eat grass? It happens every spring. My dogs run out into the yard and graze. No matter how much I yell or try to stop them, they always manage to get it. Sometimes they throw it all up, sometimes they don't. I get all kinds of questions from people about this, so what's it all about anyway? And why would they eat something that's going to just make them vomit? Dogs are omnivores, which means they eat meat and plants. They don’t need grassy nutrients any more because most commercial dog foods are nutritionally complete. But dogs don’t know or care that they’ve already gotten their vitamin or mineral quotients from a bowl of kibble. Their instincts tell them that grass is good for them, so they eat it. Besides, there’s a world of difference between satisfying the minimal nutritional requirements Toni Duchi is a and having a great member of the meal. And for many board of directors dogs, a mouthful of of Nittany grass clearly tastes Greyhounds and great. It’s kind of like a author of The salad — they eat some, Practical Hound: then want more. Better Choices for Sometimes though, a Healthier Dog. even dogs that usually Reach her at don’t eat grass will If you have head straight for the questions about nearest patch when greyhound they’re feeling sick. If a adoption, visit dog is hungry, bile can www.nittanygreys. build up in the stomorg. ach and give them a sick feeling, and so instinctively they head for the grass. They’ll gobble a few mouthfuls, retch, and then throw up, or at least try to. Veterinarians still aren’t sure if dogs eat grass because their stomachs are upset or if their stomachs get upset after they eat grass. However, many vets suspect it’s the former, because dogs who are energetic and perky seem to be able to eat grass without getting sick afterward. It seems likely that there’s something in grass that does stimulate the urge to vomit. The stomach has all kinds of neuro-receptors that respond to what dogs ingest. They react to acidity, chemical content, and textures. The texture of the grass has something like a tickle effect on the stomach, which may induce vomiting. This tummy tickle may explain why healthy dogs can eat grass without getting sick. They take a mouthful, chew it thoroughly and swallow, then reach down for some


more. Dogs who are sick, however, appear almost desperate for the grass. They don’t chew it carefully or savor the taste. They gobble it. Without the chewing, those prickly little stalks hit their stomachs all at once. This may be what stimulates the urge to throw it all back up — along with whatever was irritating their stomachs in the first place. They can’t stick their fingers down their throats or ask for syrup of ipecac like people can, so eating grass is something that works. And once dogs find something that works, they tend to stick with it. There's no real reason to worry unless the gobbling and vomiting happens every day for an extended period, which can be a sign of something more serious. Dogs have been eating grass for thousands or tens of thousands of years, and there’s no evidence at all that it’s bad for them. That isn’t the case, however, when grass has been treated with insecticides, herbicides, or other chemicals. Most products say on the label whether they’re dangerous for pets. In any event, you should certainly keep dogs away from grass soon after chemicals have been applied. Most products break down fairly quickly, but they can be quite dangerous if your dog eats them while they’re fresh. This includes fertilizers too. All of these products can build up in a dog's system for long-term health issues later. Also keep in mind that thickstemmed or non-cultivated grass has tiny barbs that can slice the esophagus on the way to the stomach. If there is a bit of pink froth to the vomit, that may be blood from microscopic cuts in the throat. Some veterinarians believe that dogs eat grass because they’re not getting enough fiber in their diets. You may want to buy a higher-fiber food — pet foods for “seniors” generally have the most. These foods can be expensive, however, so you may want to look for other ways to supplement your dog’s diet. Most dogs don’t care for raw vegetables, nor can they digest them, but you can run some broccoli or green beans through the blender, adding chicken or beef broth for flavor. Or add a sprinkling of bran to their food. Another good thing to do is to feed your dog smaller meals over the course of the day, including a small snack before bed. This keeps some food in the stomach at all times. Eating grass is normal for dogs but there are ways to help decrease the amount they eat. Look at what they eat, how often they eat and what could be missing from their diet for clues and if you see them chowing down on your lawn, keep them outside until it comes back up — it’ll save some clean up and probably your carpet from a lovely yellow stain.

Area musicians take part in ‘The Crucifixion’ From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — On April 4, a total of 70 musicians from the Centre Region collaborated in the presentation of John Stainer’s Passion oratorio, “The Crucifixion,” at Grace Lutheran Church. Participants came from Lewistown, Snydertown, Howard, Phillipsburg, Bellefonte, State College and other communities to present the classic work, which was

written for choir, congregation and soloists. The 20 musical vignettes included pictorial projections of contemporary and historical paintings to aid the audience in meaningful reflection. Following a parish supper and opportunity for fellowship, 380 people filled the Sanctuary. A free-will offering generated $927.15 for Interfaith Human Services.

A TOTAL OF 70 musicians from the Centre Region took part in “The Crucifixion,” which was performed at Grace Lutheran Church on April 4.


Relay for Life team holds fundraiser in Centre Hall By SAM STITZER

CENTRE HALL — Wanda Hockenberry knows about cancer. Her family has been devastated by losses to the insidious disease. Hockenberry has lost three sisters, her father, several uncles, cousins brothers- and sisters-in-law to cancer. Two of her brothers are prostate cancer survivors, and Hockenberry herself has been treated for melanoma. It’s no surprise then, that Hockenberry and her family have formed a team to participate in the Centre Hall Relay for Life. The team is named Generations Decking Cancer. The name is a double entendre, as Hockenberry’s maiden name is Decker and decking can mean knocking something down. “It’s a family vendetta,” Hockenberry said. The team is composed of 14 members, spanning three generations. “Everyone on the team is either family or close friends,” she said. The Generations Decking Cancer team held a fund raising indoor yard and bake sale at the Centre Hall Lions Club Park on Saturday, April 14. Four rows of tables were filled with all manner of merchandise, including books, glassware, clothing, appliances, electronics and knickknacks. Another pair of tables was laden with homemade baked goods to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. The perfect weather brought a crowd of people out to the sale, and nearly all of them left with a newfound treasure. The Centre Hall Relay for Life will be held at the Grange Fairgrounds on June 23


WANDA HOCKENBERRY, left, and Sherri Cramer organized an indoor yard/bake sale for the Generations Decking Cancer Relay for Life Team. and 24. Hockenberry’s niece, Sherri Cramer, is a co-chairperson for the entire event, and Hockenberry is the survivor chairperson. “We want to acknowledge survivors at the relay,” Hockenberry said. She noted that the Grange Fair organization generously donates the use of the fairgrounds for this event. This year’s theme is “Rockin’ and Rollin’ for a Cure,” a 1950s theme. The Generations Decking Cancer team plans to have a pristine 1955 Chevy parked at their headquarters to help set the 1950s mood. They also hope that cancer will be “decked” in their lifetimes.


To kick-start physical activity and learning throughout the summer – a critical out-of-school time for kids – the YMCA of Centre County is celebrating Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event for kids and families. $OHDGLQJQRQSUR¾WFRPPLWWHGWRVWUHQJWKHQLQJFRPPXQLW\WKURXJK\RXWK development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y holds Healthy Kids Day® to improve the health and well-being of kids. MOSHANNON VALLEY BRANCH Sunday, April 22, 2012 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ACTIVITIES Healthy Snack Buffet Kids Fitness Circuit Obstacle course Fun kids games Arts and Crafts

STATE COLLEGE BRANCH Saturday, April 28, 2012 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ACTIVITIES Arts and Crafts Aquatics Activities Bounce House Obstacle Course Prizes Refreshments Rock Climbing Youth Karate

BELLEFONTE BRANCH PARENTS NIGHT OUT Saturday, April 28, 2012 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM ACTIVITIES Swimming Crab Soccer Dodgeball Tug of War Refreshments YMCA OF CENTRE COUNTY BELLEFONTE BRANCH 125 West High Street Bellefonte, PA 16823 (814) 355-5551

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Ladies Bunco Night will benefit Community Help Centre mission By KAREN DABNEY For The Gazette

STATE COLLEGE — The seventh annual Ladies Bunco Night on Monday, April 23, will offer women an evening of fun and fellowship for a good cause. The event is the major annual fundraiser for the Community Help Center, a 24-hour nonprofit hotline and referral service for people in need of human services and support. The Center also offers information about volunteer opportunities in the community. Ladies Bunco Night will be held in the Presidents Room of the Penn Stater Hotel from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. In addition to playing Bunco, a social dice game involving luck and little skill, the evening will include prizes, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, hors d’oevres, a cash bar and free valet parking. Bonnie Tatterson, the executive director of the Community Help Center, said the women have a great time. “What happens at Bunco, stays at Bunco,” she said. “You know that girlfriend or group of friends you keep saying you’ll get together with? This is a great place for that,” said Gini Tucker, vice president of the board. The Community Help Center’s motto is, “For any problem, any time.” They offer crisis intervention,

emotional support, emergency food, basic needs case management, assessment for suicide risk, substance abuse information and referral. “We answer the phone off-hours for a number of service providers including the Women’s Resource Center and Alcoholics Anonymous, taking first-line calls, and we serve as a backup for some counseling services,” Tatterson said. “The hotline volunteers learn specific protcols for all the after-hours support. We can see that it’s an AA call from the number they are calling, and we answer accordingly.” Tatterson said the Center does basic needs information and referral for utility shut-off notices, access to medical care, elder care, daycare for a family member, and apartment evictions. “One of our five paid staff is a case manager for people in really desperate situations. Faith determines if she can help them,” Tatterson said. Tucker said the Center assesses real needs. “We will help someone out of an emergency situation, and Faith will work with them to teach them longterm survival skills,” she said. The Community Help Center’s 40 hotline volunteers are predominantly Penn State students. They complete a rigorous training program that includes 180 hours of classroom train-

ing and a 30-hour probation period. The volunteers must commit to 340 hours of service to the organization, and must find their own replacement if they need to miss a shift. The Community Help Center attracts many students in sociology, psychology, and rehab studies, and some biology and pre-med students. The training gives them valuable experience and skills for their future careers. “What makes it unique and fascinating is that we’re a staff-run organization,” Tucker said. “Major decisions are made by consensus with the whole staff, paid and volunteer. Everybody is invested in the decisions and has a sense of ownership.” “We have an incredible base of volunteers, and I think it’s because they have a voice,” said Tatterson. “The camaraderie is quite strong.” The Community Help Center is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) corporation, and relies on tax-deductable donations to provide services. “Come out to Bunco,” said Tatterson. “It’s for a good cause.” Registration for Ladies Bunco Night is $40 in advance or at the door. For more information, visit the Center’s website, or call (814) 272-1542. The Community Help Center hotline is (814) 237-5855. Collect calls are accepted.

APRIL 19-25, 2012

Trash to Treasure event returns to Beaver Stadium From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The 11th annual Trash to Treasure Sale is moving back to Beaver Stadium. The sale is set for Saturday, June 2. Due to construction at the stadium, last year’s sale was moved to an off-campus location. Organizers said they are thrilled to be going back to the Penn State campus and Beaver Stadium. Al Matyasovsky, a supervisor with Penn State’s Office of Physical Plant and one of the creators of the event, is looking forward to being in the stadium again. “This year’s sale is very exciting. We are back in Beaver Stadium, we are $10,000 away from raising $500,000 over the past 10 years for Centre County United Way and we have some special things happening on sale day,” he said. Trash to Treasure is a recycling sale in which students from residential halls at Penn State University donate gently used items to be resold. Items ranging from clothing to appliances to electronics are available for purchase. All proceeds from the sale benefit the 39 partner agencies of the Centre County United Way. “Centre County United Way is so blessed to be the benefactors of this wonderful event. Our relationship with Penn State University is such a vital part of our ability to improve lives in our community,” said Tammy Gentzel, United Way Executive Director. “This sale is a success because so many people work together to make it happen.” Since this sale started 11 years ago, more than 680 tons of items have been saved from the landfill. Trash to Treasure is hosted by Penn State University and Centre County United Way. For more information or to volunteer, please visit or call (814) 238-8283 ext. 28.

Cancer society PennDOT urges work-zone caution offers program From Gazette staff reports

From Gazette staff reports Hope comes in many forms including a red bag with the words “Look Good ... Feel Better” on it. The “Look Good ... Feel Better” program is a collaboration between the American Cancer Society, the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association, and the Personal Care Products Council Foundation. Through this partnership the program is offered throughout the community for free to women in active cancer treatment. Each community session teaches women how to combat skin, hair and nail changes due to cancer treatment using products donated by the cosmetic industry. Women who participate in the program receive a red bag full of top-of-theline beauty products that help them care for changes like dry skin, skin tone and loss of eyebrows. Encourage the women you love to attend an up-

coming session. There will be a session at Mount Nittany Medical Center on April 25 from 10 a.m. until noon. A Mother’s Day Special Session is being held at the Patton Township Library on May 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Please call 1-(800) 227-2345 to register. “Look Good ... Feel Better” is a national public service program created from the concept that if someone with cancer can be helped to look good, her improved self-esteem will help her to approach the disease and treatment with greater confidence. LGFB offers suggestions and advice on dealing with the appearance-related side effects of treatment through its websites, brochures and group programs offered nationwide. LGFB is a free, nonmedical, product-neutral program. For information visit or call 1-(800) 227-2345.

Race Day Soiree scheduled in May From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Medical Center is inviting the public to help sponsor the American Cancer Society’s Race Day Soiree on May 5 at the medical center. The event coincides with the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby. Last year’s Race Day Soiree, held in June, raised $45,000 for patient services provided by the American Cancer Society, including wigs, transportation assistance, 24-hour information and funding for research. For more information call Nathan Leopard at (814) 2341023 or email Nathan

HARRISBURG — Highlighting the dangers faced by road crews, PennDOT and other agencies remind motorists to slow down and drive carefully in work zones. “Motorists who speed, drive distracted or are simply careless when traveling in a work zone pose a great safety risk to highway workers and other drivers,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch. “We can prevent the needless tragedy that results from crashes in work zones if drivers pay attention and slow down. The memorial you see here includes some victims of work zone accidents that could have been prevented.” PennDOT’s traveling Worker Memorial includes 83 posts topped by hard hats and draped in safety vests. Each post represents a PennDOT employee who died in the line of duty

since 1970. In 2011 there were more than 1,800 work zone crashes in Pennsylvania, resulting in 21 deaths including one highway worker. “This is a very serious issue, and it is crucial that all motorists understand the importance of remaining alert and driving safely through work zones — not just for the men and women working on the roads, but for the safety of all motorists,” said Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Chief Operating Officer Craig Shuey. “Distracted driving is never a good idea, and it’s much more dangerous in a work zone.” The Pennsylvania State Police provide speed enforcement in work zones on state highways. Motorists caught driving 11 miles per hour, or more, above the posted speed limit in an active work zone, or who are involved in a crash in an active work

zone and are convicted of speeding, automatically lose their license for 15 days. Nearly 600 motorists had their license suspended for work zone violations last year. “The start-up of road work season is also a good time to remind motorists about our state’s Steer Clear law,” said state police major Timothy J. Mercer. “Whether it’s a trooper on a traffic stop or a highway work crew doing repairs on the roadway shoulder, Pennsylvania law requires that motorists either pull into the left lane when possible or slow down to give responders an extra cushion of safety.” Information on work-zone safety laws and other tips are available under the “Work Zone” information center on Follow Penn DOT on Twitter @Penn DOTNews.

Parenting Plus sponsors playgroup From Gazette staff reports Experts agree the most crucial period of socialization takes place early in a child’s life. For many families, especially those who are not lifelong residents of Centre County, finding other kids for their children to play with can be challenging. Now these families have a place where they can gather and enjoy great company and nonstop fun. Parenting Plus, a parent education and support program administered through the Youth Service Bureau,

sponsors a playgroup on the last Friday of every month from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the Bellefonte Youth Center, located at 114 S. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Free of charge, the playgroup is geared toward parents of children ages newborn to 10 years of age. Playgroup staff assist parents with hands-on activities, such as creating scrapbook pages for memory books, and engage with the children by reading books, putting puzzles together and playing games. Snacks are also provided. Stephanie Whitesell, Parenting

Plus coordinator, says that sometimes, the playgroups are equally as important for the parents as they are for the kids. “Parents sometimes come without their kids just because they want to socialize with the other parents. That’s okay. That’s why we’re here,” Whitesell said. The organization hopes to soon establish a similar playgroup in State College. More information about Parenting Plus and other services provided by the YSB can be found at http://

Watershed Cleanup Day set From Gazette staff reports Help ClearWater Conservancy celebrate Earth Day by taking part in the 16th annual Watershed Cleanup Day Saturday, April 21. From 8 a.m. to noon, individuals, families and groups will descend on sites throughout Centre County’s wa-

tersheds to clean up trash and litter. A picnic for volunteers will follow at noon at Spring Creek Park in State College. Since 1997, Watershed Cleanup Day volunteers have removed more than 2,780 tons of waste from local streams, roadways, sinkholes, and illegal dumpsites.

To match up a volunteer group, organization or family with a cleanup site or to become a corporate sponsor of Watershed Cleanup Day 2012, contact Water Resources Coordinator Nick Schipanski at (814) 237-0400 or For more information, visit

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Three Centre County students earn appointments to U.S. Naval Academy By MARJORIE S. MILLER Centre County Gazette

STATE COLLEGE — U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson has appointed three area students to the U.S. Naval Academy. The students are Thomas A. Forstmeier, of Bellefonte; David Gordeuk, of Port Matilda; and Cathryn M. DeLong, of Port Royal. Forstmeier, the son of Kenneth and Elizabeth Forstmeier, was nominated in 2011 for the National Merit Scholarship Program, and during his senior year, entered dual enrollment at Penn State University in calculus and economics, according to a press release by Thompson’s office. “Thomas is a well-rounded individual who has challenged himself to do the very best in academics and athletics, while also making time to serve his community through volunteer work,” Thompson said in the release. “His years of dedication are paying dividends with acceptance to the Naval Academy, and I wish Thomas the very best in this great new opportunity.” Additionally, Forstmeier served as captain of the swimming and lacrosse teams at Bellefonte Area High School. He is involved in various local organizations and community events, including the Bellefonte Children’s Fair and the Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Gordeuk, the son of Diane and the late Daniel Gordeuk, received a grade point average of 3.9 at State College Area High School and was ranked in the top 30 percent of his class. In addition to his appointment, Gordeuk also was invited to join the academy’s Navy Midshipmen Division I-A football team, according to the press release. “David has shown himself to be a hardworking and dedicated individual, and a proven leader committed to excel in both academics and athletics,” Thompson said. “I am proud to have recommended him to the Naval Academy, and wish him the very best in this exciting endeavor.” Gordeuk volunteers his time

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with the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church Children’s Ministries and Church Youth Group. DeLong, daughter of Jim and Melissa DeLong, ranked 43rd out of 507 students at State College Area High School. She participated in the National Ocean Science Bowl, which is a forum for students to test their knowledge of the marine sciences. In 2011, DeLong’s team won first place in the regional competition and placed seventh nationally. “Cathryn has proven herself as a leader and is dedicated to excellence, and I know that she will make us all proud as a naval officer,” Thompson said. “She has a tremendously impressive background and I am

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proud to have recommended her to one of our nation’s finest educational institutions.” In high school, DeLong was involved in student government, varsity lacrosse, varsity cross country, orchestra, band and community service. She also was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, where she achieved the rank of Master Sergeant, commanded her squad’s drill team and received the Outstanding Cadet Award in state competition. Forstmeier, Gordeuk and DeLong will join the academy as members of the class of 2016. For more information about the U.S. Naval Academy, visit For more information about Thompson, visit

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PAWS ADOPT-A-PET Henry, a long-haired part-Persian black, gray and white male, has one goal in mind — finding a new forever home before April comes to a close. Always the friendly and social guy, Henry’s ideal activity is snuggling on a lap or with his favorite person in bed. He also enjoys following close by at your feet, so a home with elderly family members is probably not the best fit for Henry due to a potential tripping hazard. A person who loves to listen would be perfect since Henry is quite the chatterbox. To read more about Henry, please visit cats/ or stop by PAWS, 1401 Trout Road in State College over the weekend.

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Here are 10 reasons why native plants belong in perennial garden By SALLY MCMURRY Centre County Master Gardener Intern

Native plants are species that were here before European contact, and have coevolved with other organisms in ecological communities in our region. Broadly speaking, central Pennsylvania is included with regions that have such descriptions as “ridge and valley,” or refer to plant communities such as “oak-hickory forest” and “northeast hardwood forest.” Within these broad categories are many more natural communities that vary significantly depending on soils, moisture, and other factors. The variety is staggering. So, why is it a good idea to consider planting at least some natives in your perennial bed? Here are ten good reasons to plant natives. 1. You're more likely to attract birds and butterflies to your yard if you plant natives. This is because our bird and insect species use native plants for habitat, food and shelter. In a beautiful cycle, the native plants serve as hosts to the caterpillars, larvae, and pupae that precede the butterfly stage. They do the same for the insects that, in turn, become food for young birds. Later in the season, they produce fruit that adult birds relish. Exotic plants do not attract anywhere near the same variety or number of native bird and butterfly species. They cannot because they didn't co-evolve together with birds and butterflies native to our region. 2. Native plants require less watering. Since they evolved here, they have adapted to the local rainfall patterns. Except for watering to help young plants get established, you generally won't have to water natives. There's a double bonus here: less watering means less work, not to mention saving on a valuable and increasingly expensive re-

source. 3. Native plants require less fertilizing. After all, they developed under soil conditions that prevail in this locale. Unlike fussy exotics which demand frequent and carefully calibrated applications of various fertilizer, natives can do with much less. 4. The philosophy of native plant culture involves using few or no weed-killers and insecticides. The whole idea is to try to create a rich biological community. Indeed, it might be a positive sign to find chewed leaves and pupae hanging to your plants. That means more butterflies and birds! To be sure, exotic bug pests can be a nuisance, but it is always important to weigh the benefits of spraying against the considerable drawbacks. 5. You'll probably spend less money in the long run by using natives. True, there's always the initial investment, but that's the case with any perennial plant. But once you have obtained the plant (and there are many more sources these days), money saved on fertilizer, water and weed-killers add up. Additionally, you probably won't find yourself going back to the garden center to buy a replacement for an exotic plant that gave up the ghost; precisely because they haven't evolved here, exotics sometimes do poorly. 6. No garden is free of work, but natives require less fussing. They do nicely by themselves, having flourished for millenia before we came along. It's likely that with natives, you'll have more time to sit and admire your garden. 7. Native plants are beautiful. They have a wonderful range of flower color, texture, foliage, habit, and size. In recent years, garden designers and writers have shown convincingly how to create a native perennial garden that rivals any for long-season visual excitement.

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NATIVE PLANTS are a way to spice up a perennial garden. 8. There's a native for almost any garden situation, from tall trees to understory trees, and from shrubs to herbaceous perennials. There are natives for sun, shade, wet, dry, rich soils and poor soils. 9. Native plantings, no matter how small, help to restore biodiversity and preserve species. For example, research suggests that even small patches (akin to "way stations") provide critical stopping points for migrating species, like the Monarch Butterfly. The scale of our planet's environmental problems seems daunting, but it is possible for an individual to contribute to a

solution just by changing gardening practices. 10. Not only do the birds, bugs, and butterflies benefit, but in the end, so do we humans. “Ecosystem services,” like clean water and our food supply, rely on biodiversity. Complex biological communities sustain systems that filter water and prevent flooding. Many of our food crops depend on native pollinators, which in turn depend on native plants. So by planting natives, you're not only doing the birds and butterflies a favor — you're helping yourself and future generations.

Grace Prep to sponsor showing of ‘Race to Nowhere’ From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE – Grace Prep High School will sponsor a free public showing of “Race to

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South Hills students capture awards From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business & Technology students brought home 11 awards after attending a state conference of Phi Beta Lambda, a national collegiate business leadership organization. The PBL conference was held March 27-29 in Gettysburg, where South Hills students entered into academic and technological competitions with several hundred students from major colleges from across the state. State College student Melissa Elliott took first place in the Accounting Principles Competition. In IT Competitions: South Hills/Lewistown student Kayla Knable placed second in the word processing competition and shared first place in a team desktop publishing project with Eileen Serrano. Kirk Pare from Lewistown took first place award in computer concepts and second place in networking concepts. Nikki Ferguson, of Lewistown, took second

place in computer applications. Additional awards went to students from the Altoona campus: Jonathon McCloskey took first place in networking concepts; Maureen Ilgenfritz took first place in telecommunications and second place in sales presentations. Kim Imler took second place in client service and Amy Moyer took second place in database design and applications. Kirk Pare from South Hills/Lewistown was also honored with a PA-PBL “Who’s Who Award” for exemplary service and leadership in his local chapter. “This statewide conference was a confidence-building experience for our South Hills students where they competed with scholars from larger four-year colleges in Pennsylvania,” said Ann Davis, PBL advisor. “Our award winners are now eligible to compete on a national level with PBL members at the upcoming conference in San Antonio, Texas.”


Mount Nittany Middle School hosts ninth annual powwow songs. American military veterans were honored by the dancers, with audience members who were veterans of STATE COLLEGE — The Mount Nitany military service joining the tany Middle School in Boalsburg was dancers in the arena. the site for the ninth annual “New There are many dance steps with Faces of an Ancient People” Traditionnames like traditional dance, fancy al Native American Powwow on April dance, grass dance, jingle dress dance, 14 and 15. snake dance and others performed, Powwows are Native American celeach one having its own traditional ebrations of community and spiritualsignificance. The dances were a colority, featuring drums and dance as well ful sight, filled with history and tradias vendors offering Native Amertion, all set to the constant, drivican arts and crafts items. ing cadence of the tribal drums. Since the turn of the 20th cenOutside the arena were many tury, the Intertribal powwow has vendors doing a brisk business in rapidly become a form of expreshand crafted jewelry, drums, sion resonating with Native dream catchers and a host of Americans across the continent. other items of Native AmericanThis powwow is sponsored jointthemed merchandise. Robert ly by Penn State University and Schramm and his son, Alan, of the State College Area School Tannersville, were there repreDistrict. The powwow coordinasenting the Silver Arrow Gallery tor is John Sanchez, an associate and Gift Shop. Schramm, who is professor in the College of Comof Mohawk descent, trained munications at Penn State Uniunder nine different Navajo silversity. versmiths to learn his craft. The powwow draws partici“Powwows are gatherings of pants from great distances. Peodifferent nations,” Schramm ple from as far away as New Mexsaid. “It’s basically camaraderie, ico, South Carolina, Minnesota SAM STITZER/The Gazette like a party of sorts.” and Canada were present. The TRIBAL DRUMMERS prepare for their performance in He mentioned that the cusclothing, called regalia, is toms of the host nation are abidthe Grand Entry. unique, and signifies something ed by at the individual powwows. important to the participating He noted that many Native individual. Some features of the reAmerican nations are run by the culture. Creation is a circle, the Sacred galia signify their tribal origins. For exwomen. Hoop, never ending, constantly reample, flowers are generally from the “The men may do the work, but the newing. The center of the hoop is the northern tribes, and geometric dewomen, behind the scenes make the center of creation. All creation moves signs are most often seen on regalia decisions,” he said. “In many tribes, in a circle. The dance arena is a sacred from the tribes in the plains and the women not only make decisions, circle, and within that circle all things southwestern states. but they are the ones who own everyexist and are equal. A sacred ceremony The highlight of the powwow is the thing.” follows the entry, with a prayer and


Grand Entry, in which all dancers participate (there were over 140 of them this year). This was held at noon on both days of the powwow. At 11:55 a.m., master of ceremonies Ron Colombe, from Salley, S.C., told dancers to “get lined up.” The dancers lined up in a traditionspecified order and, when the drums began playing, danced into the circular arena, entering from the east. The circle is important to Native American

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Blue-White festivities kick off Friday Penn State will hold its 2012 Blue-White Weekend festivities April 20-22. The annual spring football scrimmage will take place Saturday, April 21, inside Beaver Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. Admission and parking to the scrimmage is free for all visitors and provides acgreat chance for football fans to get a look at the new squad under first-year head coach Bill O’Brien. There will not be any live television coverage of the Blue-White Game. A carnival adjacent to Beaver Stadium will operate Friday-Sunday. The carnival, wing fest, food vendors and entertainment stage near the stadium will open Friday, April 20, at 6 p.m., with fireworks scheduled for 9 p.m. Also on Friday, Penn State Uplifting Athletes will again sponsor a dunk tank, with proceeds benefiting the Nittany Lion football team’s Lift for Life fund-raiser for the Kidney Cancer Association. On Saturday, April 21, the carnival and entertainment stage will open at 10 a.m. The football squad members will be available for autographs at the Blue-White Game. Following the game, there will be a

concert on the stage. The carnival will run until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. O’Brien and Penn State women’s basketball head coach Coquese Washington and the 2012 football senior class will be the special guests at the Nittany Lion Club’s annual Blue-White event on Saturday, April 21. The continental breakfast will be held in the Bryce Jordan Center prior to the Blue-White Game. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $20, the same price as last year, and are now on sale. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m. To purchase tickets call (814) 865-5555 or visit the Bryce Jordan Ticket Center, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Two recent additions to the Blue-White Weekend schedule will be held the day after the football game. The Second Beaver Stadium 5K Run/Family Fun Walk to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania will begin at 10 a.m. The event has raised more than $120,000 for Special Olympics Pennsylvania its first two years. To register for the Beaver Stadium 5K Run/Family Fun Walk go to:

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FRIDAY, APRIL 20 Visit the All-Sports Museum (10 a.m.-6.p.m.) Music on Stage (4-10 p.m.) Live Music: Go Go Gadget (5:45-8:45p.m.) Carnival and Food (6-10 p.m.) Wing Fest Contest (6-8:30 p.m.) Penn State Idol Finals (7 p.m.) Coach Bill O'Brien Live on stage (8:45 p.m.) Fireworks (9:15 p.m.) SATURDAY, APRIL 21 Nittany Lion Club Event (Doors open at 9:30 a.m.) Carnival and Food (10 a.m.-10 p.m.) Booths with Prizes (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) Live Student Performances on Stage (10 a.m.-noon) Lionettes Dance Team (11:30 a.m.) Gates A & B Open (11:30 a.m.) Blue Band/Cheerleaders (11:45 a.m.) Gates C & E Open (Noon) Stadium Autograph Session (Noon-12:45 p.m.) Blue-White Game (2 p.m.) Live Music on Stage - Low jack (4:15-6:15 p.m.) All-Sports Museum Open House (6:30-9 p.m.) SUNDAY APRIL 22 Special Olympics 5K Run (11a.m.) Carnival and Food Times (10 a.m.- 3 p.m.) All-Sports Museum Open House (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)



FIRST-YEAR COACH Bill O'Brien will take over a Penn State team that went 9-4 in 2011. He will coach the Blue-White Game on Saturday, which marks the end of spring practice.


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Name Rob Bolden Derrick Thomas Curtis Drake Shane McGregor Devon Smith Adrian Amos Bill Belton Gerald Hodges Shane Phillips Paul Jones Stephen Obeng-Agyapong Allen Robinson Michael Zordich Kevin Haplea Malcolm Willis Khairi Fortt Matthew McGloin Stephon Morris Tim Buckley Tyler Lucas Garrett Venuto Mike Wallace Patrick Flanagan Alex Kenney Devin Pryor Christian Kuntz Deion Barnes Jesse James Justin Brown Matt Marcincin Brian Friend T.J. Rhattigan Ryan Keiser Derek Day Jonathan Duckett Silas Redd Curtis Dukes Kyle Lucas Jacob Fagnano Jeff Cully Anthony Fera Brad Bars Dakota Royer Andre Dupree Michael Yancich Pat Zerbe Deron Thompson Ben Kline Jesse Della Valle Glenn Carson Zach Zwinak J.R. Refice Michael Mauti Mike Hull Michael Fuhrman Alex Butterworth P.J. Byers Jordan Hill Jordan Kerner Drew Boyce Luke Graham Matt Stankiewitch James Van Fleet Anthony Alosi Emery Etter Adam Gress Pete Massaro Ty Howle Frank Figueroa John Urschel Miles Dieffenbach Angelo Mangiro Bryan Davie Nate Cadogan Ryan Nowicki Khamrone Kolb Mark Arcidiacono Evan Hailes Eric Shrive Donovan Smith Patrick Christie Mike Farrell Kevin Blanchard Matt Zanellato Shawney Kersey Brian Irvin Kyle Baublitz Matt Lehman Brandon Moseby-Felder C.J. Olaniyan Bryce Wilson Kyle Carter Tyrone Smith Garry Gilliam Sean Stanley DaQuan Jones James Terry Carl Nassib Cody Castor Sam Ficken Anthony Zettel



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Hometown Orchard Lake, Mich. Greenbelt, Md. Philadelphia, Pa. Ebensburg, Pa. White Plains, Md. Baltimore, Md. Sicklerville, Paulsboro, N.J. St. Albans, N.Y. McKees Rocks, Pa. Bronx, N.Y. Southfield, Mich. Youngstown, Ohio Annandale, N.J. Marbury, Md. Stamford, Conn. Scranton, Pa. Greenbelt, Md. Raleigh, N.C. Bellefonte, Pa. Ithaca, N.Y. Silver Springs, Md. State College, Pa. State College, Pa. San Bernardino, Calif. Camp Hill, Pa. Philadelphia, Pa. Glassport, Pa. Wilmington, Del. Malvern, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pa. Naperville, Ill. Selinsgrove, Pa. Bellefonte, Pa. Harrisburg, Pa. Norwalk, Conn. Evans Mills, N.Y. Bellefonte, Pa. Wiliamsport, Pa. Allison Park, Pa. Cypress, Texas Nashville, Tenn. Lancaster, Pa. Waldorf, Md. Washington, Pa. West Lawn, Pa. Lititz, Pa. York, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pa. Manahawkin, N.J. Frederick, Md. Jessup, Pa. Mandeville, La. Canonsburg, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pa. Indianapolis, Ind. Harrison City, Pa. Steelton, Pa. Fairview, Pa. Olathe, Kan. Harrison City, Pa. Orwigsburg, Pa. Williamsport, Pa. Marlton, N.J. Chambersburg, Pa. West Mifflin, Pa. Newtown Square, Pa. Wake Forest, N.C. San Antonio, Texas Williamsville, N.Y. Pittsburgh, Pa. Succasunna, N.J. Greenbelt, Md. Portsmouth, Ohio Glendale, Ariz. Burke, Va. Holland, Pa. Chesapeake, Va. Scranton, Pa. Owings Mills, Md. Carlisle, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pa. Katy, Texas Burke, Va. Woodbury, N.J. Orrtanna, Pa. York, Pa. Newport, Pa. Fort Washington, Md. Warren, Mich. Camp Hill, Pa. Bear, Del. Pittsburgh, Pa. Carlisle, Pa. Rockville, Md. Johnson City, N.Y. New Castle, Del. Malvern, Pa. Uniontown, Pa. Valparaiso, Ind. West Branch, Mich.


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UNIVERSITY PARK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gerald Hodges is coming off a breakout season a year ago. He could have left school as a junior and been more focused on next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NFL Draft than Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blue-White Game. Alas, he opted for a college degree and another season in Beaver Stadium, and now the narrative surrounding Hodges is clear. Is he ready to take the next step and earn a place in the annals of Linebacker U? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you would picture in a Penn State linebacker,â&#x20AC;? Penn State coach Bill Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien said last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s poised to have a very good year for us.â&#x20AC;? How good? All-America good? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of course I think about it,â&#x20AC;? Hodges said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a top goal. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go out at practice like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I gotta get this award.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a team thing. I go out there and if it comes, it comes. If it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.â&#x20AC;? One of the major talking points of the spring is Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien not watching any offensive tape from last season. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not entirely true. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I ran through the Alabama game,â&#x20AC;? Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien said at a recent Associated Press Sports Editors meeting in State College. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to see a national championship program and how we matched up. I watched that whole game, both sides of the ball and special teams.â&#x20AC;? If that showed him anything, it may have reaffirmed the talent he has practicing at strong side linebacker and on various special teams units this spring. Hodges recorded a career-high 11 tackles against the national champion

Crimson Tide and parlayed that into a first-team All-Big Ten selection from the coaches in his first full season as a starter. Hodges led Penn State with 106 tackles, including 10 for loss and 4.5 sacks last year, adding two forced fumbles and an interception. Now a senior, Hodges flirted with the idea of leaving early for the NFL after last season. He submitted his name to the NFL Draft Advisory Board for evaluation and draft projection, and his father fielded a call with that information when Hodges was in Dallas for the TicketCity Bowl. But Hodges still hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t learned what the report said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You and I arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gonna go off of nobody,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Hodges said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s either youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gonna go or youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s either you feel like you can play or you feel like you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I just prayed and made my decision after that.â&#x20AC;? Hodges also could have been tempted to make the jump early after watching Sean Lee and NaVorro Bowman carve out success before their third year in the NFL. Both players, as well as recent PSU grads Dan Connor and Paul Posluszny, are proof that what linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden is teaching can translate to the NFL. And Hodges has taken note. Nate Mink covers Penn State football He's on Twitter as @MinkNate.


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STATE COLLEGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; When heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finished studying for class, Silas Redd starts digging into another thick book. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to take time for Penn Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top tailback and his teammates to master the new offense installed by coach Bill Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien. The Nittany Lions are learning new schemes based on the playbook Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien ran at his previous job as offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots. The system led by star quarterback Tom Brady and receiver Wes Welker also helped turn Rob Gronkowski into one of the best tight ends in the NFL. But at Penn State, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the junior running back Redd who is arguably Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most indispensable player on offense. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty tough, a complex offense,â&#x20AC;? Redd said before a practice last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The key is to learn all your formations, because once you do that, then it gets easy. But the formations themselves, there are a lot of them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a lot of memorization.â&#x20AC;? Redd keeps the playbook in his backpack so he can read up at the student union if he has free time between classes. Tight end Garry Gilliam is using flash cards, while receiver Justin Brown keeps going over plays in his head and repeating play calls out loud to get used to new routes. Even linebacker Michael Mauti canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t escape the offensive study sessions. He rooms with tailbacks Redd, Derek Day and fullback Michael Zordich. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all they talk about. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of been everywhere. They always have it,â&#x20AC;? Mauti said, referring to his roommates cramming over the playbook. And no, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going anywhere near the offensive plays â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mauti has enough to worry about getting used to Penn Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new defensive wrinkles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mess with that,â&#x20AC;? Mauti cracked when asked if he quizzed his teammates about the offense. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand any of it.â&#x20AC;? Even Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien understands itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to take time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Offensively I wish it was coming along a little faster,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve thrown a lot at these guys and to be fair to them, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to go to class too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve tried to do is put everything in so when they get to training camp, they havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heard it the first time.â&#x20AC;? Redd appears to be doing all he can to get ac-


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climated since he figures to get more involved with the passing game. Redd estimates he might get six to eight passes thrown his way each game. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s getting used to having to line up split wide on occasion. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unfamiliar territory for the 1,200-yard rusher, who caught just nine passes for 40 yards all last season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Silas in space 1-on-1? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to make a guy miss,â&#x20AC;? Brown said. But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien is going to turn the Nittany Lions into Air Penn State. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a pass-heavy team. It really hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been like that this spring,â&#x20AC;? Redd said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pretty balanced between run and pass.â&#x20AC;? Redd appears to be a bit thicker in his upper body, perhaps the result of the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new strength and conditioning program that focuses on Olympic-style lifting and free weights. It might help him withstand more pounding in the trenches â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Redd had 244 carries last year in 13 games. He wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind carrying the ball 20 to 24 times this season. Redd was slowed down a little last season by shoulder stingers. He then hyperextended his right knee in the 30-14 loss to Houston in January in the TicketCity Bowl. Redd said Friday that he tweaked the knee a few practices ago, but plans to play in the Blue-White game to end spring practice on April 21. â??â??â?? LB Khairi Fortt is â&#x20AC;&#x153;coming alongâ&#x20AC;? after what appears to be a minor knee injury last week, and coaches will evaluate his progress to determine if Fortt will play in the BlueWhite game.


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APRIL 19-25, 2012

National Wrestling Hall of Fame inducts several from Centre County By JOHN DIXON

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum, held its induction ceremonies Sunday afternoon in the Harrisburg Hilton Hotel and several inductees from the Centre Region were honored. Topping the list was legendary wrestling coach and world famous fly fisherman Joseph Humphreys honored as an “Outstanding American from Pennsylvania.” Lifetime Service to Wrestling Awards were presented to Ron Bracken of Philipsburg; David Caslow of Osceola Mills; John Fritz of State College and Lloyd Rhoades Jr. of Howard.

JOSEPH HUMPHREYS “To say I was overwhelmed when I was notified about this honor would be an understatement,” explained Humphreys. “I never, ever dreamed that I would ever be honored this way by the wrestling community. I had no idea that this honor was ever really in the works and I am very humbled by this award.” Humphreys coached wrestling at Kittanning, Penns Valley, including Penns Valley first varsity win in 1957 and Bald Eagle Area, which produced the Eagles’ first-ever PIAA champion in Lew Craig, during his long career. Following his high school career, Humphreys moved on to his alma mater Penn State where he proceeded to assist the legendary Bill Koll. “For two years I was able to work for coach Koll, who was a three-time national champion at Iowa State Teachers College,” explained Humphreys. “His record for Iowa State Teachers College 72-0 and he was never taken down and was never ridden. He was an outstanding wrestler and his quote when I was coaching and working with him his state-

ment to the team was this and it stayed with me and is oh, so true today — ‘the basics fundamentals refined to perfection are your most advanced techniques.’ That is also true in fly fishing, my other true love.” Following his coaching career, Humphreys did extensive radio and television work with wrestling. And if that wasn’t enough, he helped put Centre County on the national fly fishing map with his national prowess. Humphreys has been a fishing instructor to many, including former president Jimmy Carter, former vice president Dick Cheney, basketball coaching legend Bobby Knight and actor Liam Neeson. Humphreys has authored several books and articles on Fly Fishing. In addition, he hosted the first national fly fishing series on U.S. television “Fly Fishing Journal” which was cablecast on ESPN.

RON BRACKEN Bracken is a retired awardwinning sportswriter for the Centre Daily Times and resides in Philipsburg with his wife, Joan. He is a graduate of Bald Eagle Area and attended Penn State University. Bracken’s covered wrestling over a 41-year period. Bracken is a member of the Bald Eagle Area, District 6 and Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Halls-of-Fame and has received the George Henslip Media Award for Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference coverage; 12 Keystone Press Awards; two Pennsylvania Managing Editor Awards; two Associated Press Sports Editor Awards, which is a national award and is considered the most prestigious award in sports journalism. “I'm humbled,” Bracken said. “I never felt I had done anything that would merit such an honor. I always thought that the night I was inducted into the State Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame with (Philipsburg-Osceola’s) Dave Caslow and (Bald Eagle

Area’s) Dick Rhoades was as good as it could get and more than I deserved. “I was fortunate to have covered high school wrestling in Centre County and District 6 during what I call the Golden Era,” Bracken said. “I remember covering dual meets in gyms that were packed and there was closed circuit television hooked up in an auditorium or cafeteria to handle the overflow crowds. “I recall the 1984 dual meet between Philipsburg-Osceola and State College that had fans tailgating in the P-O parking lot early in the afternoon. There were the great Bald Eagle AreaState College battles, the BEAShikellamy meets, the State College-Clearfield wars and, in the early years, the duals between Penns Valley and BEA where there were fans sitting five deep around the mat at Penns Valley.” Being an alumnus of Bald Eagle Area, Bracken had a front row seat during the great run by the Eagles that was capped with a National Team Dual title. “And of course, there was the BEA dynasty in the 90's that was capped with the Eagles winning the Beast of the East and Manheim Tournaments, the District 6 and Northwest regional championships as well as the inaugural PIAA Team Duals championship and the PIAA individual tournament and being named the No. 1 team in the country in a national poll in 1999,” Bracken explained. “It's doubtful we'll ever see a run of excellence to equal that. “And the best part of it was that I got paid to watch all of that and report it,” Bracken said. “I was so lucky to have met so many great people in wrestling from hall of fame coaches to NCAA champion wrestlers and I'm thrilled just to be a part of the wrestling fraternity. And I'm grateful for any honor that has come my way.''

DAVID CASLOW Caslow has spent his lifetime

involved in wrestling. He competed for Clarion State College and was their first ever NAIA place winner, finishing fourth at123 pounds in 1963. Caslow coached at Tyrone, Warrior Run, Philipsburg-Osceola and West Branch, spanning 1966-1984. Caslow was the 10th coach in Pennsylvania to achieve 400 wins. He has been involved with PA Junior Wrestling serving as the Area II Co-Chairman (1971-present). Caslow is a member of the PWCA Hall of Fame 1997 and the Clarion Sports Hall of Fame 2001. “I am a product of the sports world,” stated Caslow. “Nearly every aspect of my life has been influenced by sports people and devoted to people through sports. I gratefully see this event as a gift to me from the wrestling community. It has been a time of reflection upon the circumstances, people and events that shaped my life in very positive ways. “The most meaningful part of this honor is feeling the love of some of my closest family members and friends in attendance,” Caslow said. “All six of my sons and daughters made significant sacrifices to be there. My brother, sister and cousins drove from the Pittsburgh area and one of my childhood friends drove all the way from Connecticut. Several of my closest friends acquired through wrestling camp relationships also made the effort to be at the banquet.” Caslow, who spent 34 years as a coach especially appreciated the number of attendees from the Philipsburg-Osceola area. “The number of former Philipsburg-Osceola wrestlers, fans and friends who made the trip to Harrisburg also honors me,” said Caslow. “I hope that I have made a difference in their lives. My primary desire was to use wrestling as an educational tool and have it accomplish as much for others as it has done for me. In the process, I simply want-

ed to love others and be loved, both in victory and defeat. “Receiving this honor is a collective experience and must be shared with the many people who molded, shaped and presented me with opportunities,” said Caslow. “I coached for three wonderful communities that placed a high value on wrestling. Thirty-four of my years were spent at Philipsburg-Osceola where administrators, assistant coaches, athletes, parents and fans gave their hearts out in support of P-O wrestling. I shall always be privileged to have been part of this cooperative effort and proud to be a Mountie.”

JOHN FRITZ Fritz has been involved with wrestling in Pennsylvania since his high school days at Bethlehem Liberty. Fritz wrestled for Penn State where he won a National title at 126 pounds in 1976. He became the Nittany Lions coach in 1993 and in six seasons as coach Fritz posted five top five NCAA finishes including a second in 1993, Penn State's highest finish in 39 years. He also guided four national champions, nine NCAA finalists, 21 All-Americans and 12 Big Ten champions. He was named the 1993 NWCA National Coach of the Year after leading Penn State to a school record 22-0-1 dual meet record, a No.1 national ranking and a national dual team title. Fritz also earned 1998 Big Ten Coach of the Year honors. “I am honored and humbled to be among the members of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. We are so fortunate to have such a large number of people who have given so much and have had such an impact on our great sport and all the valuable lessons it teaches,” Fritz said. “I feel blessed that so many of them have had a profound impact on my life and sharing that emotion with them is truly rewarding.

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At Penn State, the quarterback derby has begun It's been nearly four months since we last saw the Penn State football team in action. That was Jan. 1 in the TicketCity Bowl, when Houston's Case Keenum sliced and diced the defense for 532 yards in a 30-14 drubbing that capped a tumultuous year for the storied program. In the time since that loss, which put a bow on a 9-4 season, the Nittany Lion coaching staff has been gutted. The lone survivors of the coaching purge were Larry Johnson and Ron Vanderlinden. First-year coach Bill O'Brien Chris Morelli is the takes over and will try editor of the Centre to restore the luster to County Gazette. He a program that has can be reached at been rocked by areditor@centre guably the biggest scandal in the history of collegiate athletics. O'Brien, the former offensive coordinator with NFL's New England Patriots, will be forced to make a major decision in the coming months. He has to choose a starting quarterback. Make no mistake about it, there's no


one who is going to remind O'Brien of three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. He will have to choose between senior Matt McGloin, junior Rob Bolden and sophomore Paul Jones. Through spring practice, O'Brien has had plenty of time to watch the trio. He's assessed their ability to throw the football as well as run his offense. As Brady proved in New England, the quarterback is the key cog in O'Brien's offense. It won't matter if Silas Redd rushes for 1,000 yards or not. The Nittany Lions will live by the passing game. Hopefully, they won't die by it. During a recent Big Ten conference call, O'Brien talked openly about the quarterback situation. “I want to see them improve their decision-making, their accuracy and their grasp of the offense,” O'Brien said. “Then it'll be easier to make a decision.” Choosing between McGloin, Bolden and Jones won't be easy. O'Brien has said that he will not watch film from last season because whoever the quarterback is will be running a completely different offense. While that sounds good in theory, a quick film session wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing, especially in the case of Rob Bolden. All O'Brien would have to do is fire up the DVD of the TicketCity Bowl to see that Bolden can be eliminated from the competition. In case you've forgotten just how bad

Bolden was that day, let me remind you: 7of-26 for 137 yards and three interceptions. He tossed one touchdown, a 69-yarder to Justin Brown, that accounted for over half of his passing yards. You'll remember that Bolden was pressed into action that day because McGloin sustained a concussion in a locker room altercation with wide receiver Curtis Drake. If O'Brien doesn't want to look at tape of Bolden, perhaps a closer look at his stat line will tell the story. In 2010, Bolden completed 112 of 193 passes for 1,360 yards. He tossed five touchdowns and seven interceptions. Keep in mind that Bolden was a true freshman, so many hoped that things would look up in 2011. That didn't happen. Bolden spent much of the year on the sidelines as McGloin's backup. He did see some action, but looked lost running the Lions' offense. He finished the year with even worse stats, completing 53 of 135 for 685 yards. He had just two touchdowns and seven picks. His completion percentage dropped from 58 to 39. Those numbers alone should eliminate Bolden from the race. According to O'Brien, they haven't. All three are getting an equal amount of reps in practice. O'Brien hopes to have the QB derby whittled from three to two by the

end of spring practice. “I just know it's hard to get three guys the reps you need to get to be the starter,” O'Brien said. “At the end of spring ball, I'm sure we'll have a better idea of which one or two guys will be the starter. If not, we'll go to training camp with three guys getting reps.” The days leading up to the Blue-White Game are crucial, he said. “Hopefully over the next eight practices a couple of guys will separate themselves. Right now, there's no separation,” O'Brien said. Take Bolden out of the race and O'Brien is left to choose between McGloin and Jones. We don't know much about Jones except for the fact that he was academically ineligible last season. In high school, he had a cannon for an arm and was deadly accurate — but that was a couple of seasons ago. That's a lifetime for a QB. One should never read too much into the Blue-White Game, but it certainly will be interesting to see how things play out on Saturday. If O'Brien has a plan, he's not tipping his hand. “They've all definitely progressed,” O'Brien said of his quarterbacks. “Each one is a different type of player. I'm not going to get into the details of all of that. They've worked very hard. They're all bright guys. They've competed.”

APRIL 19-25, 2012



Skytop Mountain Golf Club owners aim to challenge golfers, preserve environment (Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: This is the second of a two-part column dealing with the transformation from Freestone Golf Course to Skytop Mountain Golf Club.) Created as a nine-hole course six years ago, Freestone became a full 18-hole golf course in 2009 but has since been sold to Match Play Management. J. Garry McShea is the company president while Rich Brennan is vice president and in charge of the golf club operations. The course superintendent is Mike Stine and Jere Trostle is a PGA apprentice. Many golfers previously complained of the conditions on the course due to the small flows of water throughout the course from Skytop Mountain. Many thought that the Department of Environmental Protection was instrumental in making sure there was no damage to the environment due to the construction of Skytop Mountain Golf Club. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The original Freestone golf course design was an environmentally sensitive golf course,â&#x20AC;? explained Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe that was some input from some of the environment groups and the DER/DEP from the original course construction. But that was done years John Dixon writes a back. No the wetlands are still intact weekly golf column we will not disturb those. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The natural freestone runs, what for The Centre weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been able to do is in areas where County Gazette. He can be reached at natural rainfall would pool on to the low spot weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve placed drainage, piping those types of things but as far as eliminating any wetlands, no, that has not been done,â&#x20AC;? Brennan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any of the freestones, let me describe it this way, what would have been a freestone where it just overflowed and became a marshy wet area is not a natural wetland. So what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve actually contoured the freestones to make them more efficient in regards to the drainage on the course. We are very environmentally sensitive, we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t touched any of those and we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to.â&#x20AC;? And while several golf courses have unique features on their golf courses that really stand out to the public, i.e., to Amen Corner at Augusta National or TPC Sawgrassâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s closing No. 16-17-18 with its island green on No. 17, or Quail Hollowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Green Mileâ&#x20AC;? or the Transitions â&#x20AC;&#x153;the snakepit,â&#x20AC;? Skytop Mountain Golf Club has its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gauntlet.â&#x20AC;? The sign on the post adjacent to No. 2 tee box of the par5, 564-yards from the back tee to and 529-yards from the white tee box exclaims, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Gauntlet ... Accept the Challenge,â&#x20AC;? says it all as one looks down the long fairway of long, tall grass and waste area. The challenge is certainly formidable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Gauntlet is interesting,â&#x20AC;? Brennan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That hole, I believe the original intent was to make it a difficult hole. Simply from a marketing standpoint, if nothing else, it would be the talk of the golf industry in the area. Come out and play â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Gauntletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and so on, so there was a ditch or a low point there but that never a water run that ever got wet (and has since been filled in). There was never any water in that area so that seemed to be the place where golfers, like myself, would always put their ball there. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to layup in front of it because there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anything there. But also, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hit a ball that far from the back tee (300 yards) so it was a request from a lot of golfers that could we eliminate that ditch. It really didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything. It never really carried any water to being with. It was just a natural contour problem from centuries ago so that was filled in last year and there is no pipe there because it never ran any water and that will become fairway.â&#x20AC;? The ditch has been filled and has been seeded. Now a golfer needs to hit a drive 200 yards to clear the former ditch but the area needs a drive of 261 yards (from the white tee) to clear the grassy area. Many thing this area is a wet land but its never been wet and is merely grass, etc. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A couple of other things that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done to control the drainage on those fairways closer on down toward the green has been done,â&#x20AC;? explained Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been able to mow those areas as opposed to have a large area of where many would lose a ball. But we are still advertizing it as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Gauntletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and the sign on the tee signifies it as such. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crews have been busy on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Gauntletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and other holes picking rocks because we needed some bigger equipment to handle the job,â&#x20AC;? continued Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some are sticking 2-3 inches out of the ground and we need heavier equipment to get those out and backfield the area. Eventually that area will all be mowed flat. Whether that is bend grass or not, the idea is to keep it a rough area just so we can keep the interest of the challenge there.â&#x20AC;? With the new management slowly getting the course up and running, the staff of Skytop Mountain Golf Club continues to work 60-70 hours in an effort to make the club as appealing to area golfers as they can. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to create more interest with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Gauntletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;


and other ideas that we are working on and will be posted in the pro shops of our intent,â&#x20AC;? Brennan said. A major concern to area golfers was all the stones that protruded in the fairways around the golf course. A problem that Stine, the course superintendent, is working hard to alleviate with assistance from Penn Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Turfgrass Management Program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The rocks will move to the surface due to the fact that this course was constructed on a forest mountain side,â&#x20AC;? explained Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As they (stones) do they are being plugged out. We had a good walk through on the fairways this spring in preparation for the opening and we moved tons of rocks and even small pebbles out of the fairway areas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the rough, as with any golf course, I would advise a golfer to check his lie in the rough areas and if in fact itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s out of play, just throw it back in the fairway,â&#x20AC;? explained Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reasonable. As far as the rock removal, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to say this, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been playing on the golf course for four years and have never hit a rock. My three sons play here and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never said they have hit any rocks. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if this is just an old wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tale that just kind of perpetuated it or what ever it might be. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To say we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any rocks coming up through the fairway is not true,â&#x20AC;? said Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do and we will have that for a number of years to come. But you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have rocks exposed in bent grass fairways and continue to ignore them because that would ruin our mowing equipment and cause a lot of damage. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thousands of dollars for wheels, blades, etc., so as we see those start to protrude through the turf or whatever, they are removed. We have a new superintendent (Mike Stine) and he has a new commitment. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a renewed commitment to make the course perfect. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the biggest thing we can tell the golfer right now is being a new company at a new course is that some of the changes you see here are very subtle. For example, we put a pipe in a drainage area and your not suppose to know the pipeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s under the fairway,â&#x20AC;? continued Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So those changes are subtle but the results are positive. Our other changes are going to be very drastic and very dramatic here. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So when you come down the road toward the clubhouse, you see the course and you go â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;boy, things are different hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;,â&#x20AC;? said Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because those changes are so very, very obvious because they are supposed to be.â&#x20AC;? While the changes maybe subtle, Brennan and his staff are not about to make any drastic changes that will impact the environment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are really big on preserving the natural habitat,â&#x20AC;? explained Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the biggest thing for us. A lot of folks were saying to us, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;well down on the lower nine where the course runs along the Bald Eagle Creek why donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you take all that brush and clear it all out.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we refer to riparian barrier and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there on purpose, No. 1, it holds the water, it holds the silt and it provides a habitat for the wildlife. If the ball goes off the fairway they (golfers) want to be able to find it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They (golfers) want us to rip down 20-30 feet of ripari-

an barrier down to the Bald Eagle Creek so they can find their ball,â&#x20AC;? chuckled Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, animals go there to drink and the wildlife and the fish and aquatic life are in the creek so thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not an option for us. Now, can we go back and clear out everything from 3-4-5-6 feet from there? Sure, we are going to do that and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the big plan. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a piece of equipment on order thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to come in here and its going to do that and keep the brush down and in the area between the fairways. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But people have to remember, this is not a reclaimed cow pasture, like some golf courses are, continued Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s different. Is it challenging? Yes, it is. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very challenging. It makes you think. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a (Hank) Haney professional in here last fall and he came here with three of his students and I said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;just play the course, spend 10 minutes with me and tell me all about the course because I want to learnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. He came back and he said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I going to bring all my students here to play and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tell you why because this course makes them think.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; So what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done is eliminated the furthest back tee (former Granite tees) where we had five tees as Freestone, and as you are probably aware the PGA and USGA has said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hey, move forward. Have more fun and move forwardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve eliminated the fifth back tee but it is there if we have tournament play and someone insist on using those back tees. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve marked four forward tees and eliminated the fifth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We think that is a big point,â&#x20AC;? continued Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are urging the golfers to be out here, have fun, enjoy, relax, because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a quite setting and you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear the traffic going by. The way weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve maintained the wooded areas between the fairways a lot of people Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been associated with over the years as Freestone and as late as the other day as first timers have said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;you know what, we really like the privacy that you have. I feel as though Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m on my own golf course. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see other people and people are looking at me and when I whiff a ball and turn around and look there is nobody there. Kinda makes me feel good.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? One other misnomer about Skytop Mountain Golf Club is how narrow the fairways are. But that is not true, according to Brennan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had people tell me, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;you know what, your fairways are to narrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; but if you measure our fairways, as far as the width is concerned, and then measure the width in some areas where ours 25-50 yards wider than other neighboring golf courses. That visual perspective makes all the difference. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like standing on a railroad track and watching it go off in the distance where you will swear that at some point its all going to meet. Well it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a visual impression.â&#x20AC;? Only in its sixth year of operation and by far the newest venture in the golfing world for Central Pennsylvania, Skytop Mountain Golf Club is hoping local golfers will take the challenge of what the course has to offer and give the new refurbish course a try. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We (management) think that a couple of good years of continuous improvement is really going to make this the high point for golf in central Pennsylvania,â&#x20AC;? stated Bren-

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APRIL 19-25, 2012

The Glass Eye: Examining the Penguins’ implosion There were a lot of other topics I had planned to touch on this week, but the events of the past weekend in the NHL, specifically involving the Penguins, demands attention. I’ll look at Pittsburgh first, then talk about a growing problem the league has to deal with soon. No one saw this coming — losing the first three games to the Flyers is bad enough, but to allow 20 goals in those games, blow leads in each game and generally look clueless is an embarrassment to not only the players, but to the organization as a whole – particularly given the thuggish behavior on display Sunday afternoon. Brooks Orpik said after Games Two and Three than there is “no finger pointing” in the locker room, and if so, that’s good — they need to stick together — but in my opinion, these are some of the biggest culprits: Paul Martin and Zbynek Michalek — These two defensemen were signed two summers ago to stabilize the defense and provide a “shutdown pairing.” It worked great in 2011, but both have been out of sorts for most of the 2011-12 season and both have completely collapsed in these playoffs. Michalek has shown signs of life at times, but Martin has been absolutely clueless — he’s been soft, he’s made bad decisions with the puck, and Dave Glass is a frankly I’ve seen him standing around columnist for The away from the play while Fleury has Centre County been under siege. I know all about the Gazette. Email Dave at buggyperils of “selling low,” but I don’t see how this team can go forward with Martin next season given how terrible he has been — and given the depth on defense at the minor-league level. Michalek probably deserves another


chance, as he was hurt to start the season and never seemed to get going. Evgeni Malkin — I’m a huge Malkin fan, but you cannot claim to be MVP-caliber then get dominated by a 19yr-old checking center for three games. Frankly, Malkin looks frustrated and perhaps a bit tired — he carried a huge load for this team and compared to many of the Flyers (and to Crosby, who has looked very good), Malkin has looked slow. Marc-Andre Fleury — Most of the goals have not been his fault — he’s been hung out to dry more than spring laundry this series — but he’s also failed to make the big save that the big moment. Take Game Three for example — Pens got off to their usual early lead, then Fleury knocked an incredibly weak shot into his own net — while shorthanded, no less. It killed any Pens momentum and the Flyers never looked back. You can count on one hand the times Fleury looked soft in the regular season — but he’s looked plenty shaky at times in this series. Dan Bylsma — I agree with those who say that in the end the players are responsible for being “ready to play,” but if we are going to credit Bylsma for helping the team win the 2009 Cup (I do) and the incredible 2011 and 2012 regular seasons (I do), then does he not deserve a fair amount of criticism for six straight playoff losses going back to last season? In addition, whether he ordered any of it or not, he clearly didn’t take aggressive steps to curtail the clownish behavior of his team in Game Three and he got fined $10,000 for his part in all that nonsense. Bylsma has always talked about the Pens “playing their game” — up-tempo, aggressive offense, but within a very defined defensive structure. That structure has completely collapsed during this series, and he has to be held accountable for that. Clearly he’s not going to be fired, nor should he, but in my opinion the honeymoon is over after three straight years of playoff failure. As for the rest of the league, there’s been an overriding theme — fewer penalties called, and a lot more nastiness.

I’m so sick of the phrase “let the players decide it.” That’s code for “let the players cheat as much as they can get away with.” If you aren’t going to enforce the rulebook, why have it? If tripping the puckcarrier is no longer something that gets called every single time (and I’ve seen it go uncalled at least four times this week around the league), then where does it end? When penalties are uncalled for two games of a series and suddenly called in the third game, how are players supposed to know where the line is drawn? The NHL made a serious commitment to calling a clean game after the lockout — taking away the obstruction, hooking and other lazy penalties, and the game was far better for it. I saw somewhat of a backslide last season, but the second half of this season has seen a steady decline in penalties called and level of play — which has culminated with the craziness of the past weekend. I implore the NHL — if you want to allow hooking and obstruction, then at least remove it from the rules as a penalty — otherwise, let’s call penalties at all times, not just when the refs feel like it, OK? On a similar note, for years I’ve heard how fighting protects players because they can police themselves and players who would otherwise take brazen cheap shots live in fear of retaliation. Watch a replay of Shea Weber slamming Henrik Zetterberg into the glass — watch Arron Asham cross-check Braydon Schenn in the face, or James Neal run around hitting anything in orange, with or without the puck — in general, watch Games 2 and 3 of this Pens-Flyers series, and all the mayhem they’ve brought forth — and then explain to me how the continued presence of fighting has helped police this game. That argument is false and only used as a crutch to keep pugilism alive in the sport — the truth is, refs control the game and the level of violence by how tightly they call games, and the NHL needs to empower the refs to do their jobs — and be far more consistent and stern in punishing wanton acts of violence.

Mifflin County routs Bellefonte on Friday the 13th From Gazette staff reports BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Area High School baseball team could muster just three hits in a 22-0 loss to Mifflin County on April 13.

Nothing went right for the Red Raiders on Friday the 13th. The game lasted just three innings. Mifflin County pounded out 11 hits and made the most of nine Red Raider errors. Bellefonte’s pitchers struggled as the Huskies drew







eight walks and had four hit batsmen. Levi North, Hunter Walker and Chris Wilson had two hits each for Mifflin County. Rodney Patterson got the win for Mifflin County. Taylor Smith took the loss for Bellefonte.

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Sidney Foster, who was running for Peters scored on a Tiffany Kolp single. To pull the Eagles within one run, 5-4. Mallory Bennett had the game-winning hit for the Lady Eagles. Barnyak paced BEA with a pair of hits. Cassondra Ross was the winning pitcher. She struck out two, walked two and allowed 10 hits in the BEA win. The Lady Eagles faced a 3-0 deficit early before rallying for knot the game at 3-3. Juniata took a two-run lead before BEA rallied.

JUNIOR VARSITY: BEA 18, JUNIATA 6 In the junior varsity game, Bald Eagle Area dominated Juniata. In the lopsided win, Haley Giedroc had three hits — a single, double and triple. She finished with four RBIs. Brittany Lannon also had three hits — two singles and a double. Courtney Fisher had a pair of hits (single, triple) and four RBIs. Marisa Tobias finished with two hits (single, triple) and two RBIs. Ellie Chambers singled and tripled, knocking in a pair of runs. Tylor Yarrison had two singles and Makenzie Proctor had a single and triple as well. Sage Lykens was the winning pitcher. She had four strikeouts and one walk. She gave up six runs on five hits.

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Bellefonte cruises to easy victory From Gazette staff reports BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Lady Raider softball team had a 9-1 lead after three innings and never looked back in a 10-4 win over visiting Juniata on April 11 at O’Leary Fields in Bellefonte. Down 1-0 in the bottom of the first, the Lady Raiders evened things with a run of their own. They put up four runs in both of the second and third innings to take a commanding 9-1 lead into the fourth. To their credit, the visiting Indians didn’t quit. They roared back with three runs in the fifth to make it 9-4. However, Bellefonte tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth to set the final at 10-4. Chrissy Tressler got the win for the Lady Raiders. Offensively, Jillian Musser was the star for Bellefonte. She finished the day going 2-for-3 with a grand slam, a double and six RBIs. The Lady Raiders had nine hits in the winning effort. In addition to Musser’s grand slam, Hannah Cooper homered for Bellefonte. Vanessa Cooper doubled for the Lady Raiders. Bellefonte improved to 5-2 with the win.

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BELLEFONTE’S VANESSA COOPER slides into home plate and knocks the ball away from Juniata catcher Tiffany Shoop during the April 11 game at O’Leary Fields.

Alumni game will benefit cancer fund From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — The 1979 State College “Little Lions” State Championship baseball team will participate in an alumni game to benefit The Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund. The event will be held at 1:30 p.m. on April 28 at the State College High School field. The mission of The Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund is to make a difference in the lives of people fighting cancer, and to provide assistance for their basic necessities. The fund assists in such areas as heating bills, travel expenses, rent and medical care. To donate to the BPCAF, make checks payable to “BPCAF” and mail to Mark Bernlohr, 23 S. Main St., Third floor, Akron, OH 44308. All donations will be presented to Bob Perks’ family during the game. For more information visit

Fame, from page 18 “Being recognized as a member of this group is extra special because those who I have had the privilege to coach and to coach with and against or work with in some other circumstance are what this is really all about. My family and my friends are a huge part of allowing me to have the opportunity to pursue my passions and having them there to share this great experience was fantastic. I would especially like to thank the HOF and all of those who make this event possible. It's obvious ... wrestling has a great future knowing the hard working people who are a large part of it.”

LLOYD RHOADES JR. Rhoades began coaching in 10th grade at Bald Eagle Area Elementary Intramural program. In 1978, he organized the Bald Eagle Elementary Wrestling Club and remained as head

Skytop, from page 19 nan. “That’s what we are looking to do. We’ve made a considerable investment of funds to date and that’s since the inks been dry on the contracts when we assumed control of the golf course. We’ve spent over three-quarters of a million dollars right now and that’s a significant investment considering the state of the (golf) industry right now. There are a lot of golf courses closing up around the country and we’ve put $750,000 in to this golf course right now to date. That’s a commitment to personnel, equipment and the things we need to really turn this place in to a really nice golf course. “It’s an every man’s golf course, we call it,” explained Brennan. “We want people to come here and play and have fun. It’s a little bit of a challenge and we are making the course more golfers friendly, so to speak, more so than ever before. This course (Freestone) was originally designed as a tournament-level golf course but there aren’t a lot of tournament-level players out there and when they do get here they go ‘wow’ and are overwhelmed. If you can challenge this course and start to feel comfortable on this course believe me I think you can golf anywhere. “And really at that point, really enjoy this course and what we have here,” continued Brennan. “We have people who come out for the first time and they go, ‘this is really different’ then they get friends to come out the second and third time and by the third, fourth time they are saying to themselves ‘you know what, I really like this, it makes me work, it keeps me involved and so on.’ And that’s good. That’s what we want to do here.” The name for the club, Skytop Mountain Golf Club, actually came from the membership not the new ownership according to Brennan. “We use the word club because our committee, the focus group, said ‘we want to step this up a notch and let’s not call it a golf course, let’s call it a club’ and some of them stated they weren’t really worried about making it a social events I just want to golf,”


coach until 2001. Rhoades was a PIAA Official from 1973-1981 and officiated District 6 Championships twice. He later became Chief Financial Officer of PA Junior Wrestling in 1994 (and remains in that capacity to-date). Rhoades is a member of the Bald Eagle Area Hall of Fame and was previously named the District 6 Man-ofthe-Year; he is the prime driver for the PJW's move to the eastern half of the state, growing the organization to a fully statewide organization, expanding from three age divisions in eight areas to five age divisions in 11 Areas. There were 6,727 wrestlers who competed in the PA Junior Wrestling event in 2011-12. Rhoades also initiated PA participation in NUWAY (National United Wrestling Association for Youth). He has also helped expand the national coverage of this association and provided administrative structure for this organization.

“I never expected anything like this — usually inductees are very successful wrestlers or coaches. I think I was considered because of my role in helping build the great teams at Bald Eagle Area, but also for my role as the chief financial and business officer of Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling,” Rhoades said. “I coached at BEA for over 30 years, and 22 of that was in the BEA Wrestling Club. I have 28 years of working with PJW, and 18 as a statewide officer. “I am really happy the PA Committee recognized the important role of the youth wrestling programs and the participation of volunteers in the success that Pennsylvania enjoys as the premier wrestling state in the country. I am additionally happy to be recognized in the same group that includes my high school coach, Joe Humphreys, and my friends Dave Caslow, Ron Bracken and Bob Hower (inductee from Lewistown).”

explained Brennan of the members of the focus group. “I want to golf on a great golf course so we should call it a club because we want to make it a great golf course and I’m going to join as a member. We very much invite public play and we are not an exclusive golf course and some people have asked us that already. Because we use the word club and we advertize our memberships a lot of people have ask if they can still come up here and play golf and, if so, what’s it going to cost. So yeah, you can play here without joining the club as a member. “But it was the members who wanted to use the word ‘club’ in the name,” explained Brennan. “The committee sought that out and was the ones that named the golf course. That committee is comprised of about nine 2011 Freestone club members and at least three that said they had golf there and would never come back to play again. We sought those people out on purpose to make them part of the group. Those same people have been down here picking rocks, moving grass, helping the superintendent to get the golf course up to speed after they swore they would never come back. “So that’s how involved they are,” Brennan said of the focus committee members. “I’ll tell you that two gentlemen were golfing here on Sunday (April 1) and one of those two gentlemen got a hole-in-one on No. 16. In fact, that Sunday we had two hole-inones here and I’m currently working on a press release on those aces.” So all seems to be a go at Skytop Mountain Golf Club and the future looks brighter than ever for the newly relabeled golf course. The first person to sign on as a club member was Diane Sweetland of State College. The first member to tee off to start the 2012 season, selected by a lottery, was Amy Bergstrom of State College and the lowest score posted on day one was Joel Kramer of State College, who obviously set the “new” course record with a 76. Par is 72.

tween your ears.” — Bobby Jones

QUOTATIONS ON GOLF “Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course — the distance be-

COMING UP ACES Penn State student sophomore Willie Jungels of Northfield, N.J., recorded his first hole-in-one on April 13 at the Toftrees Golf Resort. Jungels aced the par-3, 140-yard No. 6 hole using a pitching wedge. Witnessing the shot was his father Bradford Jungels, brother Henry and Chris Dinsmore.

USGA RULES DIRECTOR TO PRESENT AT BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY, APRIL 26 The Director of Rules Education for the United States Golf Association will conduct an abbreviated seminar on the Rules of Golf on April 26 on the campus of Bucknell University. The seminar will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Langone Center’s Gallery Theatre Room 301. Much of the presentation will focus on the most recent changes to the rules of golf as published in the 2012 rule book. Conducting the seminar will be David Staebler, who is responsible for overseeing the Association’s activities related to rules of golf to all levels of the golf community. He also directs the association’s annual task of answering more than 12,500 phone and e-mail Rules of Golf inquiries. Among his other responsibilities, Staebler participates with the USGA Rules of Golf Committee in its ongoing review and development of the Rules of Golf. Every year he is assigned to several USGA Championships between May and October at which he is responsible for course marking, course setup and on course Rules related activities. The seminar if free of charge and is sponsored by the Bucknell Men’s Golf Team coached by Jim Cotner, former President of the North Central Pennsylvania Golf Association. There is no charge and the seminar is open to the public. Reservations are not required. Bucknell is hosting the Patriot League Golf Championships that weekend, April 28 and 29.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Memorial concert honors legacy of Guy Rachau’s life of music By SAM STITZER

SPRING MILLS — The fifth annual Guy H. Rachau Memorial Scholarship Fund concert was held on Sunday, April 15 at the Penns Valley Area High School auditorium. The concert included performances by The Little German Band, The Coburn Brass, The Penns Valley men’s chorus, The Brush Valley Community Choir, The Four Decades, Doug and Megan Irwin, two ensemble groups from the high school and three past winners of the Rachau scholarship. The concert honored the late Guy Rachau, who was a Penns Valley resident and creative musician. He played several instruments, particularly the trumpet, and sang in several groups, including the Brush Valley Community Choir and the St. John’s Lutheran Church Choir in Millheim. He was also a director, having directed The Little German Band of State College for 44 years, while playing his signature hip-pocket cornet along with the band. He also directed the Penns Valley Men’s Chorus for 30 years. He created, directed and played in the Coburn Brass, a Civil War-era brass choir. Rachau passed away suddenly in 2007, while directing the Penns Valley Men’s Chorus at a performance at The Oaks in Pleasant Gap. To honor Rachau and his musical legacy, a scholarship fund was established in his name to aid promising high school musicians in the Penns Valley area. The concert was free, but donations

were being accepted from the audience. All the donations went to the scholarship fund. Near the end of the concert, master of ceremonies Scott Geesey announced that over $1,000 had been collected. As the concert began, Geesey said: “We’re going to have a lot of fun.” The fun began with a four-part harmony rendition of the national anthem, performed by the Four Decades, a quartet of members of the Penns Valley men’s chorus. Following this, the groups on stage took turns presenting sets of songs. One of the Little German Band’s numbers, titled “Baruska,” was written by Roger Boop, who was the Penns Valley Band director 20 years ago, before succumbing to cancer. Another man who contributed much to music in Penns Valley was Dr. Jack Miller. He directed the high school band for 30 years before Boop. Miller came out of retirement for the day to play trombone in the Little German Band, and was applauded by the audience members, many of whom were Miller’s former students. The Coburn Brass, directed by Bill Fatula, played several Civil War-era songs including “Southern soldier Boy,” the “Orleans Cadet Quickstep,” and “The Girl I Left Behind.” The Civil War theme was continued by the Penns Valley men’s chorus, directed by Dan Warntz, in their performance of “Weeping, Sad, and Lonely,” a song of a man going off to war. Rachau’s son, Dave, soloed on this bittersweet number. The Brush Valley Community Choir, directed by Deb Strouse, added a spiritual

touch to the concert with “Shout to the Lord,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Gather by the River to Pray.” This choir contains members of 14 churches in the Brush Valley and Penns Valley areas. The father-daughter duo of Doug and Megan Irwin performed “If I Should Fall Behind,” and “In the Arms of an Angel,” the latter a song recorded by singer Sarah McLachlan. Two ensemble groups from the current Penns Valley band reprised their performances from an earlier concert. A 13-piece mixed brass and woodwind ensemble played “Nessum Dorma,” from a Puccini opera and a four-piece percussion (xylophone, bells and vibraphone) played a medley of songs from movies titled “Movie Madness.” A tradition of this concert is to bring

back former scholarship winners to perform. This year, Michael Chaffin, winner of the 2008 Band Scholarship, returned to play the “Allegro-Dragonetti Concerto,” and the “Radetsky March” on bass violin, accompanied by his mother, Anne Sullivan, on harp. Alison Geesey, the 2009 recipient of both the band and chorus scholarship, sang a song titled “Desire.” The final scholarship winner was Eric Green, winner of the scholarship for band in 2011. Green is now a student at Penn State University and plays saxophone in the Blue Band. He played “Fantasy on an Original Theme,” receiving a standing ovation. Winners of the 2012 Rachau Scholarship will be announced at the Senior Awards Program in June.


THE COBURN BRASS, led by Bill Fatula on cornet (at right), played Civil War-era songs.


MEGAN AND DOUG Irwin sang “In the Arms of an Angel.”


DAVE RACHAU sings a solo in the song “Weeping, Sad and Lonely.”

Parks View: ‘Hay Locos’ gives glimpse of Chile By PAT PARK For The Gazette

Bellefonte resident Hope Boylston’s book “Hay Locos” is a personal and honest story of living in Chile and dealing with dictators, revolutionaries, important political people and peasants. Always told with humor and a sense of caring for the people that she met, the book gives the reader a closer glimpse of our South American neighbors. It reminds us of how little we know of the countries to our south. Right after graduating from college in 1969, Boylston and her friend left Ft. Lauderdale in a four-wheeler to attend a New Year’s Eve party in Santiago, Chile. They were three months late for the party. Settling in Santiago, Boylston always seemed to find work. One of her early jobs was adapting Our Bodies, Ourselves, a book on women’s health. She was also able to find jobs both as a translator and as a teacher. She returned to Washington, D.C. for a period of time after the military coup that upset Salvador Allende’s government. In 1977, she returned to Chile. Through friends, she became involved with the resistance movement and was

forced to leave in 1981, right before the secret police came for her. Boylston describes the people that she meets along the way with affection, so that we feel that we also know them. The friends who were in the Resistance movement with her are treated with special respect. It was easy to see why this group who faced real danger together would become close. At her book signing, I asked who are the crazies mentioned in the title (“Hay Locos” roughly translates “There are Crazies Here”) — are they you and your friend? The friends that you made? She said that locos are a fish that are tenderized by beating them on a cement wall. In other words, they have their brains knocked out of them. The book captures Boylston’s love for a country where goodness and beauty do exist, even under a cruel government. She quoted the poet Mario Benedetti: “In my country, the people live happily even when they’re not given permission.” “Hay Locos” is an adventure story up there with any novel; the difference is that this one is true. If you get a chance, go to Boylston’s next book signing. She will share her love for this beautiful country. If you are lucky, she might share some of its excellent wine with you.

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HOPE BOYLSTON and her husband, Stephen Beckerman.

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Thursday, April 19 through Wednesday, April 25, 2012 AMERICAN ALE HOUSE, 821 CRICKLEWOOD DR., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-9701 Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22 Wednesday, April 25

Scott Mangene, 8 p.m. to midnight Tommy Wareham, 6 to 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight Tommy Wareham, 8 p.m. Ted and Molly, 8 p.m. Tommy Wareham, 7:30 p.m.

THE ARENA BAR & GRILL, 1521 MARTIN ST., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-8833 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21

Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Wednesday, April 25

Sunday, April 22

Sylex, with Deception, Flight Case Syndrom and Nail Driver, 10:30 p.m. Screaming Ducks, 10:30 p.m.

Kate and Natalie of Pure Cane Sugar, 7:30 p.m. David Wayne and the Rubber Band Man, 8 p.m. Natascha and the Spyboys, 8 p.m. Stressbusters Karaoke, 8 p.m.

Jazz Brunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

ELK CREEK CAFÉ AND ALEWORKS, 100 W. MAIN ST., MILLHEIM (814) 349-8850 Thursday, April 19 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22

Poe Valley Troubadours, 7:30 p.m. Marty Ehrlich 3, 8 p.m. Second Annual RiverSongs Festival, 3 to 7 p.m.

THE GINGERBREAD MAN, 130 HEISTER ST., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-0361 Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Tuesday, April 24 Wednesday, April 25

DJ Cup Cake, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. DJ Boner, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. DJ Cup Cake, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. DJ Boner, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Team Trivia, 9 to10 p.m. Karaoke, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.


THE AUTOPORT, 1405 S. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-7666 Thursday, April 19


JT Blues, 6:30 p.m.

INFERNO BRICK OVEN & BAR, 340 E. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-5718 Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Wednesday, April 25

DJ Manik Mike, 10 p.m. DJ Fuego, 10 p.m. DJ Cashous, 10 p.m. Jason & Greg Acoustic, 10 p.m.

KILDARE’S IRISH PUB, 538 E. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE (814) 272-0038 Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21

Table Ten, 10 p.m. DJ DB, 10 p.m. Ken Volz, 8 to 10 p.m. DJ DB, 10 p.m. Pub Quiz with Bebey, 9 p.m. Ken Volz, 9 p.m.


Tuesday, April 24 Wednesday, April 25

Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21


Royal Benson, 10:30 p.m. Lowjack, 10:30 p.m. Ted McCloskey & The Hi-Fi’s, 10:30 p.m.

THE BREWERY, 233 E. BEAVER AVE., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-2892 Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22 Tuesday, April 24

Emily’s Toybox, 10 p.m. Brew Devils Lowjack, 10:30 p.m. Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Ken Volz, 10:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 19 Saturday, April 21 Tuesday, April 24 Wednesday, April 25

Acoustic Thursdays with 18 Strings Miss Melanie and The Valley Rats Trivia, 9 p.m. Acoustic Music, 8 to 10 p.m.


Jason & Dan, 8 p.m., Maxwell Strait, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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Dom & the Fig, 8 to 10 p.m. Ted and the Hi-Fi’s, 10:30 pm to 2 a.m. Phyrst Phamily 2Twenty2, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Open Mic Nite, 9 p.m. To midnight Low Jack Table Ten, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Nightcrawlers, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

PIZZA MIA, 106 N. SPRING ST., BELLEFONTE, (814) 355-3738 Friday, April 20

Karaoke, 6 to 9 p.m.

THE RATHSKELLER, 108 S. PUGH ST., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-3858 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21

Mr. Hand, 10:30 p.m. Table Ten, 10:30 p.m.

RED HORSE TAVERN, 104 N. MAIN ST., PLEASANT GAP, (814) 359-2082 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21

Bisquit Jam, 9 to 11 p.m. Oktoberfest, 5 p.m.

THE SALOON, 101 HEISTER ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 234-0845 Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22 Monday, April 23 Tuesday, April 24 Wednesday, April 25

My Hero Zero, 10:30 p.m. Velveeta, 10:30 p.m. Mr. Hand, 10:30 p.m. Atomic Supersonic, 10:30 p.m. Smokin’ Karaoke, 10:30 p.m. Hot Dog Cart, 10:30 p.m. Table Ten, 10:30 p.m. — Compiled by Marjorie S. Miller

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THURSDAY, APRIL 19 Seminar, Calories and Health — Mount Nittany Medical Center’s Family Medicine Seminar Series presents “Calorie Restriction and Health” from 6-7:30 p.m. at Galen and Nancy Dreibelbis Auditorium, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 Park Ave., State College. To register, call Jessica Bird (814) 234-6738 or email Interactive Marcellus Exhibits — The Meet-U, Mobile Energy Education Training Unit, will meet from 3-7 p.m. at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology, 540 N. Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap. This interactive exhibit is an opportunity to learn about using, finding, producing, refining and the future of gas and oil. A presentation, “Recent Trends in Shale Gas Development in Pennsylvania” will be presented by Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research at 7 p.m. The MEET-U Trailer is Sponsored by Babst/ Calland, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, HRG, Fulton Bank, Anadarko, Resource Technologies Corp. and Aquatech.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 Line Dancing — No experience or partners needed. Dance at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., Suite 1, State College. Admission is free. Call (814) 231-3076 AARP Safe Driving Course — AARP Safe Driving four-hour refresher course will be held from 1-5 p.m. It is necessary to have participated in the eight-hour class to be eligible to take this class. Fee is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. Registration is required. Call (814) 3592442 for reservations and location.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21 Chicken BBQ and bake sale — A chicken barbecue and bake sale will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Marion Grange Hall, Jacksonville. Meals are $8 and include one-half chicken, macaroni or tossed salad, baked

beans, roll and cookies. One-half chicken and roll is $5. Call Joyce (814) 625-2278. Chicken BBQ — A chicken barbecue will begin at 10 a.m. at Logan Fire Company No. 1, 120 E. Howard St., Bellefonte. Meals are $8 and $6 for a half portion. All proceeds go to Logan Fire Company No. 1. Boalsburg Heritage Museum Exhibits — The 2012 season with open with 2 exhibits, “Three Ladies and a Birth of a Tradition,” exhibit is a story of the three women who helped shape Boalsburg’s heritage and “A Long Rifle Exhibit by Philip Sauerlender,” an exhibit of military and civilian muzzle loading rifles of the 19th century. Exhibit will be on display at Boalsburg Heritage Museum, 304 E. Main St., Boalsburg. Museum hours are 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays or by appointment. Call (814) 466-3035. Blue and White Concert — The Penn State School of Music the Penn State Glee Club’s will perform at the annual Blue and White Concert at 8 p.m., Schwab Auditorium, Pollock Road, University Park. The concert will include a variety of repertoire, from the Baroque to Broadway, a duet by J. S. Bach and works by Morten Lauridsen and Byron Adams. Featured will be the HiLo’s. Ticket at the door cost $12 for adult, $4 for students; tickets purchased up to April 20 are eligible for a 40-percent discount. Tickets are available at the Eisenhower Ticket Center, (814) 863-0255 or 1800-ARTS-TIX, or at

SUNDAY, APRIL 22 Webster’s Bookstore Café — Guest speakers, Carolyn Turgeon will read from and signing her new book “The Next Full Moon” and talk about her upcoming novel, “The Fairest of them All,” about Rapunzel growing up to be Snow White’s stepmother at 1 p.m. at Webster’s Bookstore Café, 133 E. Beaver Ave., State College. There will be brunch and music both before and afterwards. JT Thompson will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Rustic Quality String Band will perform at 3 p.m. Spring Concert — Brush Valley Community Choir Spring Concert will begin at 3 p.m. at the Madisonburg United Methodist Church, Madisonburg Pike Road, Madisonburg. Call (814) 237-3687. Concert — New Life Gospel will per-

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TUESDAY, APRIL 24 Start Smart Youth Soccer — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will hold a soccer program for children ages 3-5 and a parent or guardian prepares children and their parents for organized soccer without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate soccer equipment is used to teach kicking, dribbling, trapping, throw-ins and agility. The program will be held from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays, April 24 through May 29 at Spring Creek Park, 901 Houserville Rd., State College. The fee is $44 for residents and $66 for non-residence. Register online at, call (814) 231-3071. The Knee High Naturalist Program, Hopping Around — The program is for children ages 3 to 6. Children can learn about and explore the Millbrook Marsh. Programs are one hour and include indoor and outdoor activities. Parents are encouraged to stay. Meet at 10:30 a.m. or at 12:30 p.m. at the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center barn, 548 Puddingtown Road, College Township. Registration fee is $6.50 for residents and $9.75 for non-residents. Advance registration required by visiting or call (814) 231-3071. Seniors Hiking Group — Meet at 9 a.m. Walks are at various locations in and around State College. Free to the public. Call (814) 231-3076. Bald Eagle Bird Walk — A walk through Bald Eagle State Park to watch for migrant birds that pass through the park will meet from 8:30-10 a.m. at the park office, 149 Main Park Road, Howard. These walks will explore local hotspots to see what birds are passing through or have returned for the summer. Call the Bald Eagle State Park Office at (814) 625-2775. Line Dancing — No experience or partners needed. Dance at 7 p.m. at Mount Nit-

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What’s Happening , from page 24 26-28 at Bald Eagle Area High School Auditorium, 751 South Eagle Valley Road, Wingate. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $5 for students and children and will be available at the door. Interfaith Discussion Panel — The Interfaith Initiative Centre County will sponsor Interfaith Panel Discussion on Forgiveness and Repentance from 7-8:30 p.m. at 617 E. Hamilton Ave, State College. Call (814) 883-5884.

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 Line Dancing — No experience or partners needed. Dance at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., Suite 1, State College. Admission is free. Call (814) 231-3076. Dinner — A roast beef dinner will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Faith United Methodist Church, 512 Hughes St., Bellefonte. The fee is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Call (814) 355-7961. Guest speaker — The president of Freedom from Religion Foundation, Dan Bark-

er, will be giving a presentation on his book, “Losing Faith in Faith.” The book is about his de-conversion from evangelical preacher to an atheist. The speech begins at 5 p.m. in 119 Osmond Building, University Park. Centre Region Badminton Club — Meets from 7 -10 p.m. at the Easterly Parkway Elementary All Purpose Room, 234 Easterly Parkway, State College. Chicken BBQ — The Ferguson Township Lions Club will hold a chicken barbecue from 4-6 p.m. at 424 W. Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mill. Cost is $8.50 for a dinner and $5 for a half. For more information, call (814) 238-6695. “The Wizard of Oz” — The Mount Nittany Middle School Drama Club presents “The Wizard of Oz” at 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Nittany Middle School Auditorium, 656 Brandywine Drive, State College, PA. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by emailing Margaret Higgins at

SATURDAY, APRIL 28 Whiffle Ball Tournament — The Fourth Annual Mountain Top Activity Center Whiffle Ball Tournament will be held at the former Clarence Elementary School, 105 Birch Run Road, Snow Shoe. Registration is from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $70 per seven-person team. Co-ed teams are permitted. Age groups are 12 and younger; and 13 and older. To register, email Shane Lucas at Birds & Bagels Program — Justine and Drew Weber, local bird enthusiasts, will lead a two-hour program with refreshments, a bird walk in the marsh followed by an informal presentation at 9 a.m. in the Spring Creek Education Building, Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, 548 Puddingtown Road, State College. The program is free, but donations will be accepted. Festival — Mt. Nittany Preschool’s Community-Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Mt. Nittany Preschool, 1500 E. Branch Road, State College. Events include music, artists, dance performances, martial arts and cheerleading demonstrations.

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APRIL 19-25, 2012

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 or mail to: Group Meetings, c/o editor, 403 S. Allen St., State College, PA 16801. Adult Bible Study and Kids Program are 7 p.m. Wednesdays, offering practical help from the Bible and a fun and productive time for kids. Call (814) 360-1601 or visit ALIVE Teen Club meets Sundays, First Baptist Church, 539 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-5678 or Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. every second Tuesday in the Mount Nittany Dining Room at The Inn, Brookline, 1950 Cliffside Dr., State College. Call Anne Campbell (814) 234-3141 or Janie Provan (814) 235-2000. Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans meet at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday every month at I.O.O.F. Lodge Hall, 756 N. Main St., Pleasant Gap. Antique Truck Club of America, Keystone Chapter meets at 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of July and November at the Milesburg Bestway Travel Center, Rte. 150, I-80 exit 158. Call (814) 360-4177 or 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) 3555678 or visit Bald Eagle Grange #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 Bald Eagle Area Class of 1962 meets for breakfast 9 a.m. the first Saturday of the month at the Mountain Valley Diner, 805 S. Eagle Valley Road, Wingate. Call Sandy (814) 387-4218. Bald Eagle Area Class of 1964 meets for breakfast 9 a.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at the Bestway Restaurant, Rte. 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 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) 359-2738. 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) 3601948. Bellefonte Elks Lodge meets 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month, Bellefonte Elks, 120 W. High St., Bellefonte. Bellefonte Encampment #72 and Ridgeley Canton #8 meets 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month, Windmere

Hall, 454 Rolling Ridge Dr., 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 Bellefonte Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesdays at the Moose Club, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call Richard King, (814) 355-9606. Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7:30 a.m. Fridays, Diamond Deli, 103 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call Debbie Rowley (814) 880-9453. 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 2 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) 2801656. Boy Scouts of America BSA Troop 66 meets at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church, 179 S. Main St., Pleasant Gap. Email Scoutmaster Bill Weaver at 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) 2317005. The Business of Art Workshop meets 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Sozo Institute of the Arts, KeyCentre building, 1224 N. Atherton St., State College. The workshop is free for writers, artists and other creative people. Call Will Snyder at (814) 880-9933 or Cancer Survivorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association Support Group meeting is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 at the United Way Office, 2790 W. College Ave., Ste. 7, State College. This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting is an open discussion. Call (814) 237-2120 or visit www.cancer 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 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@ The Compassionate Friends Group meets 7 p.m. every second Monday, Bellefonte Middle School, 100 North School St,

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Bellefonte. The support organization is for families following the death of a child of any age, any cause. Bereaved parents and adult family members welcome. Call Amanda (814) 321-4258 or Peg (814) 3559829. 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 Diabetes Support Group meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Contact Amy Leffard at or call (814) 2317095. Grief Support Group meets 6 p.m. every first Wednesday, Centre Crest, 502 E. Howard St., Bellefonte. Call Anne Boal (814) 548-1140. 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. Halfmoon Garden Club meets the first Thursday of the month. Membership is open to Halfmoon Township residents. Call Alice McGregor (814) 692-7396, or Susan Kennedy (814) 692-5556, 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 6:45 p.m. third Wednesdays, Room 116, Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, University Park. Call (814) 867-6263 or visit nittany Keystone Guild of the Watchmakers Association of Pa. meets 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Bull Pen Restaurant, Washington Avenue at 1st St., Tyrone. Call George at (814) 238-1668. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life with Diabetesâ&#x20AC;? meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday in April at the Galen and Nancy Dreibelbis Auditorium (Entrance D), Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life with Diabetesâ&#x20AC;? is a four-day education series on managing diabetes for yourself or a loved one. Contact Amy Leffard at aleffard@ or call (814) 231-7095. The Milesburg Lions Club meets 7 p.m. first Tuesday and the third Wednesday every month, Milesburg Center across from Uni-Mart. 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. 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 meets 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesdays, Room 114 Auditorium of the Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, University Park. Call (814) 867-6263 or visit Nittany Valley Woodturners meet every first Thursday, the woodworking shop, State College Area High School, South Building, 650 Westerly Parkway, State College. Email Reg@MarketValueSolutions. com or visit The Nittany Valley Writers Network

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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 Social meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month, The Autoport, 1405 S. Atherton St. State College. Parent Support Group for Children with Eating Disorders meets 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call Kristie Kaufman (814) 466-7921. Penns Valley Area Class of 1962 committee is planning the 50th class reunion from Penns Valley Area High School for Sept. 29, 2012. Interested class members should contact Ruth Ann Williams, Carol Colestock, Jean Brown, Tom and Lois Runkle, Susan Foster or Carol Billett. Penns Valley Grange #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 Dr., Pleasant Gap. 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 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. State College Downtown Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursdays at Damonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1031 E. College Ave., State College. State College Elks Lodge meets 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays, State College Elks Country Club, Rte. 322 and 45, Boalsburg. State College Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at Damonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Stroke Support Group meets 1 p.m. last Tuesday of every month, HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 3593421. TRIAD, a public safety group for senior citizens, meets each second Thursday in various locations. Call Helen Evans, chair, (814) 237-8932. The May 10 meeting is from 10-11 a.m., Centre LifeLink EMS, 125 Puddingtown Rd., State College. It is a presentation on polygraphs by detective Chris Weaver. Trout Unlimited, a non-profit conservation organization, meets 7:30 p.m. every first Thursday, Comfort Suites Hotel, 132 Village Dr., State College. The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Welcome Club of State College meets 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month, Oakwood Presbyterian Church, 1865 Waddle Rd., State College. Call Kathi (814) 466-6641. Zion MOPS and Beyond meets 9:30 a.m. first Thursday of the month and at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, 3261 Zion Road, Bellefonte. The group is for moms with children of all ages. Childcare provided. Meeting are held September through April. Call (814) 383-4161. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Compiled by Gazette staff


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Webster’s Bookstore Cafe celebrates grand opening By KAREN DABNEY For The Gazette

STATE COLLEGE — The long-awaited grand opening of Webster’s Bookstore Cafe on Saturday, April 14 drew a lively crowd. The shop offered prizes, giveaways and free samples throughout the day. The 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting took place with State College mayor Elizabeth Goreham and Webster’s owner Elaine Meder-

Wilgus. “Thank you to everyone,” Meder-Wilgus said, acknowledging the advisory board, volunteers and supporters who she worked with to resurrect the popular community gathering place a year and a half after it closed due to financial difficulties. Ron “Doc” Wilkerson, author of “Looking For Lincoln,” gave a speech and signed books. The Pepper Lotus Tribal Dancers

also performed. The David R. Newmann Gallery in the cafe area showcased paintings and photographs by local artists David and Dennis Charriere. Throughout the day, music was provided by Josh Fergo, owner of the Stax of Trax vinyl record concession in Webster’s. Meder-Wilgus said that one of the benefits of the Webster’s Bookstore Cafe’s new, optional membership program is a mug

handcrafted by Hughes Pottery. On the mug is a phoenix rising, a symbol of Webster’s rebirth. The bookstore’s new location is 133 E. Beaver Ave., with a handicapped-accessible main entrance on Humes Alley. The current hours are 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weekend hours are 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call (814) 2721410 or visit


JOSH FERKO and his popular Stax of Trax vinyl record concession have returned to Webster’s.

WEBSTER’S CUSTOMERS sit in the cafe area where they can view the work of local artists on the walls of the David R. Newmann Gallery. The windows, set high into the outer walls, flood the store with natural light during the day.


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CUSTOMERS LOOK through the record albums in the Stax of Trax concession area.

Affinity Connection launches tool for nonprofits By PORTIA T. WEBB For the Gazette

STATE COLLEGE — In February, Affinity Connection of State College announced the launch of its free nonprofit communications scorecard tool. In addition to generating a rating, the online Scorecard will provide recommendations which help organizations assess their communications efforts and identify areas for improvement. More than 200 organizations outside the Center Region have used the tool to gauge the quality of their communications programs. Affinity specializes in communications and nonprofit community building. While Affinity uses the tool for hosts of fraternities and sorority alumni chapters, the company also handles local communications for The State Theatre, State College Meals on Wheels and Schlow Library.

Nonprofit organizations can access the scorecard online at to complete the assessment at no charge. With Affinity’s help, Schlow Centre Region Library raised $186,740 in donations in 2011. The library benefits from the scorecard methodology through the following services: Donor database software, creation and maintenance of Schlow’s donations website and writing and delivery of a monthly donor e-newsletter. According to Catherine Alloway, director of the library, the survey takes little time to fill out. “It showed us ways to improve our development activity,” she said. Alloway said she recommend the tool for boards and donors to see what needs to be done. “It gives you an action plan for improve-

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An interview with Jake Burns Affinity’s Inbound Marketing Director, Jake Burns, took time to discuss the Scorecard assessment with the Gazette: JB: Very simply, the non-profit communications scorecard provides a way for nonprofits to better understand why they are or are not maintaining or increasing their donation level from year to year. This is based on the quality of a group’s member/donor database, the number of times they communicate with them per year and they type of articles/messaging that are sent. It’s a way to evaluate the individual components of a communications program so nonprofits can hone in on areas where they need improvement. Plans are to keep this product free indefinitely. CCG: Explain the decision process in bringing about this methodology? JB: The Affinity Connection team col-

lectively has been working on web initiatives to provide both clients and nonclients free web tools to help them improve their communications programs. The nonprofit communications scorecard is just one such initiative to help nonprofit organizations measure their current successes and areas for improvement. By improvement I mean utilization of a clean constantly updated list of donors, potential donors and/or group members, combined with frequent, consistent and meaningful communications such as email and direct mail. The content meaning is the core aspect of communications and is the result of understanding member wants and needs and then offering well-written pieces that match these interests.

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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.

Joshua Kurdys and Ileana Sadin to Franklin B. Olney and Karole D. Olney, 945 W. Fairmont Ave., State College, PA 16801, $160,000. Leah A. Wasser to William D. Walter, 119 Winchester Court, State College, PA 168018618, $185,500. Robert J. Chilcoat by AG to Equity Trust Company, 225 Burns Road, Elyria, OH 44035, $193,000. Lori A. Clayton and John R. Clayton to Joyce A. Stamm, 2677 Penbrook Lane, State College, PA 16801, $164,900. Thomas C. Young to Charles Robert Leidy and Robin S. Leidy, 101 Colonial Court, State College, PA 16801, $246,000.

RECORDED APRIL 2-5, 2012 BELLEFONTE Craig R. Kling and Kimber L. Kling to Chad A. Swires and Mia C. Parise, 1043 E. High St., Bellefonte, PA 16823, $155,000. Louise A. Mundy to David G. Lodge and Betty A. Lodge, 5722 Greenview Lane, Warrenton, VA 20187, $59,900.

Spring Mills, PA 16875, $21,000. Esther Bauman and Raymond M. Bauman to Donald L. Gates and Dorothy J. Gates, 2459 Zion Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823, $60,000. Kevin P. Grenoble and Sarah A. Grenoble to Sarah A. Grenoble, 3836 Brush Valley Road, Spring Mills, PA 16875, $1.

HAINES TOWNSHIP John A Luse Sr. and Susan J. Luse to Con-Stone Inc., P.O. Box 28, Bellefonte, PA 16823, $1. Derek J. Davis and Sarah E. Davis to Derek J. Davis, P.O. Box 5, Coburn, PA 16832, $1.

HALFMOON TOWNSHIP CURTAIN TOWNSHIP Richard E. Myers Estate, Rebecca A. Plesic & A Linda A. Myers and Mark E. Smith to Rebecca A. Plesic and Mark E. Smith, 661 Ridge Road, York Springs, PA 17372, $1.

BENNER TOWNSHIP Opequon Hill LLC to Ronald L. Gibboney, Sr. and P Jeannie Gibboney, 1705 N. Atherton St., State College, PA 16803, $115,000. Steven L. Strouse and Melissa A. Strouse to Christopher L. Murrell, 401 E. Lamb St., Bellefonte, PA 16823, $188,000. Charles D. Butler and Christi W. Butler to National Transfer Services LLC, 1500 Walnut St., Suite 930, Philadelphia, PA 19102, $274,900. National Transfer Services LLC, to Elise A. Gurgevich and Donald E. Butts, 151 Willow Bend Drive, Bellefonte, PA 16823, $274,900. Grove Park Associates Inc. to Carl Steingraber and Barbara Steingraber, 148 Buena Vista, Wellsboro, PA 16901, $64,000.

Jason T. Winwood, Jamie L. Robine and Jamie Robine Winwood to Jason T. Winwood and Jamie Robine Winwood, 19 Macintosh Court, Port Matilda, PA 16870, $1.

HARRIS TOWNSHIP FERGUSON TOWNSHIP Jeffery R. Zielonka and Karen Tinklepaugh to Matthew W. Brown, 245 Science Park Court, State College, PA 16803, $170,000. Mary A. Schrader to Faye L. Maring, 736-3291 Sheller Bend, State College, PA 16801, $247,000. Jesse F. Ferrell and Tina L. Ferrell to Jesse F. Ferrell, 2288 Quail Run Road, State College, PA 16801, $1. Fannie Mae to Brian H. Ladrido and Elizabeth A. Ladrido, 2619 Sleepy Hollow Drive, State College, PA 16801, $350,000. Johnson Farm Associated, Thomas F. Songer and S&A Homes, Inc. to Ralph M. Reese Jr. and Scott D. Reese, 460 Hawknest Road, State College, PA 16801, $236,949. S&A Homes Inc. to Marvin S. Brevins Jr., 2424 Prairie Rose Lane, State College, PA 16801, $263,944. Richard David Kline and Kerry Anna Singleton to Richard David Kline, 182 W. Chestnut St., Pine Grove Mills, PA 16868, $1.

BOGGS TOWNSHIP Curtis S. Leitzell and Carol A. Leitzell to Curtis S. Leitzell and Carol A. Leitzell, 660 Runville Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823, $1. Curtis S. Leitzell and Carol A. Leitzell to Curtis S. Leitzell and Carol A. Leitzell, 660 Runville Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823, $1. Curtis S. Leitzell and Carol A. Leitzell to Curtis S. Leitzell and Carol A. Leitzell, 660 Runville Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823, $1.



Ziff Family Trust and May Ellen Ziff Trustee to Ziff Survivorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trust, Ziff Bypass Trust and May Ellen Ziff Trustee, 1581 Martingale Court, Carlsbad, CA 92011, $1.

John A. Dunkleberger III and Colleen G. Dunkelberger to Dennis E. Snider and Joyce M. Snider, 579 Synagogue Gap Road,

TOA PA IV LP to James R. Flynn, 380 Beacon Circle, Boalsburg, PA 16827, $299,021.84. Shawn J. Morrison and Molly M. Morrison to Shawn J. Morrison, 935 Tressler St., Boalsburg, PA 16827, $1. Kathryn F. Weimer and Gregory R. Weimer to Michael J. Weaverling and Jo Ellen K Weaverling, 115 Aspen Drive, Boalsburg, PA 16827, $630,000. Graystone Bank to Robert R. Thomas and Alice H. Thomas, 12 Aspen Court, Boalsburg, PA 16827, $160,000. Adaline R. Intorre Estate, Kimberly S. Hoy Co-Executor, Kimberly S. Intorre CoExecutor, Angela L Faulkner Co-Executor, Brent D. Martin and Alison R. Martin to Brent D. Martin and Alison R. Martin, 140 Belle Ave., Boalsburg, PA 16827, $1. Ronald A. Nease, Barry E. Nease, Sherilyn N. Cognetti and Sherrilyn N. Cognetti to Kenneth A. Lipson, 710 Pike St., P.O. Box 1155, Lemont, PA 16851, $ 360,000.

HUSTON TOWNSHIP Ralph W. and Amy L. Richardson Revocable Living Trust and Kim M. Richardson Trustee to Paul S. Roberts and Leslie A. Roberts, P.O.Box 37, Julian, PA 16844, $65,000.

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP George V. Shoemaker Estate and James George Shoemaker Executor to Ronald J. Long Jr. and Karen K. Long, 200 Woodbridge Lane, Douglasville, PA 19518, $46,500. Dorice J. Richers by Attorney to Lewis James Fetterolf and Amber Dawn Falls, 121 Eagle Lane Drive, Blanchard, PA 16826, $138,000. Shirley A. Rupert, Shirley Mann Schmidt and Shirley A. Schmidt to Jeanne L. Goleman, 150 N. Hunter Road, Howard, PA 16841, $1.

PATTON TOWNSHIP Brian P. Reen and Namoi L. Reen to Martin E. Halstuk and Monica C. Montag, P.O. Box 855, Boalsburg, PA 16827, $166,000. Copper Beech Townhome Community Eighteen to Jordan S. Norwood, 9002 Treeline Drive, Woodway, TX 76712, $290,023. Daniel D. Williams to Tamara Folda, 624 Galen Drive, State College, PA 16803, $155,000. Matthew M. Firek to Kris A. McDonough, Kenneth McDonough and Denice McDonough, 297 Ghaner Drive, State College, PA 16803, $195,000. Leoni McFarland to Benjamin S. Vandevort and Jennifer R. Vandevort, 188 Brothers Court, Port Matilda, PA 16870, $480,000.

PHILIPSBURG BOROUGH Margo Adams Muchinsky and Lee Muchinsky to Michael Olson and Sarah Muchinsky, 116 N. Fifth St., Philipsburg, PA 16822, 69,000.

POTTER TOWNSHIP Golden Estate Homes Inc. to Mark Lee Colwell and Jennifer Lynn Colwell, 150 Ashford Manor Drive, Centre Hall, PA 16828, $285,000.

RUSH TOWNSHIP Robert R. Mitchell Estate and Jeffery R. Mitchell Executor to Kathleen J. Muir and Laurie A. Wasilko, 128 N. Ninth St., Philipsburg, PA 16866, $1. Jesse L. Fetterman to Amber E. Fetterman, 300 Jesse St., Philipsburg, PA 16866, $1.

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Transfers, from page 28 Isabel L. Harvey Revocable Trust, Mary Kay Lantz Co-Trustee and Jennifer S. Harvey Co-Trustee to Mary Kay Lantz and Jennifer S. Harvey, 1177 NW 118th Lane, Coral Springs, FL 33071, $1. Isabel L. Harvey Revocable Trust, Mary Kay Lantz Co-Trustee and Jennifer S. Harvey Co-Trustee to Mary Kay Lantz and Jennifer S. Harvey, 1177 NW 118th Lane, Coral Springs, FL 33071, $1.

SNOW SHOE TOWNSHIP Randall E. Viehdorfer and Cheryl Ann Viehdorfer to Randall E. Viehdorfer and Cheryl Ann Viehdorfer, P.O. Box 9, Moshannon, PA 16859, $1. Randall E. Viehdorfer and Cheryl Ann Viehdorfer to Randall E. Viehdorfer and Cheryl Ann Viehdorfer, P.O. Box 9, Moshannon, PA 16859, $1. Anna M. Tarman to William C. Tarman, 10785 Mountain Road, Orrstown, PA 17244, $1. Anna M. Tarman to William C. Tarman, 10785 Mountain Road, Orrstown, PA 17244, $1. Lynne P. Eyler and Bobbi D. Eyler to Klark W. Kunkle and Amy L. Kunkle, 983 Middletown Road, New Stanton, PA 15672, $67,5000. Margaret J. Dixon BY and Margaret M. Burris BY to Margaret J. Burris and Frederick D. Houck, 304 Thomas St., Snow Shoe, PA 16874, $130,000.

SPRING TOWNSHIP Rick Bauer and Barbara Ault to Glenn A. Becker and Ann Marie Becker, 633 Axemann Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823, $165,000. Janet L. Deno and Steven W. Smith to Elissa S. Johnson, 2349 Zion Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823, $145,900. S&A Homes Inc. to Raymond B. Smith Jr. and Debra J. Smith, 228 Gwenedd Lane, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823, $225,074.

Mark Andrew Walker, M. Andrew Walker and Melinda D. Walker to Allan S. Scott and Jana K. Scott, 277 Steeplechase Drive, Pleasnat Gap, PA 16823, $101,100. CDG Land Acquisition LP to Guy T. Murray, 137 Rosehill Drive, Bellefonte, PA 16823, $231,500.

STATE COLLEGE BOROUGH Lulu Deng to TCB Properties, 112 Miller Road, Spring Mills, PA 16875, $145,000. Philipp Schmelzle and Carol Schmelzle to Yi-Jung Juan and Horng Huei Kuo, 142 Gregg St., Spring Mills, PA 16875, $ 132,000. N1.ttany L1.on Properties LLC to Search Realty Inc., 123 S. Broad St., Suite 2080, Philadelphia, PA 19109, $225,000. Michael Masood Arjmand and Monica Mitra Arjmand B to Polaris Realty LLC, 123 S. Broad St., Suite 2080, Philadelphia, PA 19109, $157,000. Michael Masood Arjmand and Monica Mitra Arjmand B to Polaris Realty LLC, 123 S. Broad St., Suite 2080, Philadelphia, PA 19109, $157,000. Michael Masood Arjmand and Monica Mitra Arjmand B to Polaris Realty LLC, 123 S. Broad St., Suite 2080, Philadelphia, PA 19109, $157,000.

UNION TOWNSHIP Eagle Creek LLC & KC Development Group LLC to Carl R. Hillman Jr., 116 Cheyenne Court, Julian, PA 16844, $39,900.

WALKER TOWNSHIP Susan I. Winn to Kaleen A. Hanford and Travis C. Sherman, 4058 Nittany Valley Drive, Howard, PA 16841, $130,000.

WORTH TOWNSHIP Ray P. Caracciolo and Deborah M. Caracciolo to Worth Township, 123 Reese Hollow Road, Port Matilda, PA 16870, $1. Worth Township to Ray P. Caracciolo and Deborah M. Caracciolo, 783 Laurel Run Road, Port Matilda, PA 16870, $1.


Lindholm joins staff of business, tech school From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Jason Lindholm, of State College, was recently hired by South Hills School of Business & Technology as a financial aid assistant at the State College campus. Lindholm is responsible for assisting students and their parents throughout the financial aid process and works in conjunction with the administrative offices, including the bursar and admissions office on resolving financial aid issues. A 2011 graduate of South Hills School, Lindholm brings many years of experience to his job in finance and customer service.

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CCG: Who is/are the creative brain forces behind this new strategy for your company? JB: Greg Woodman, who previously helped build Airwalk from a small business to a more than $200 million company in the ’90s is the one driving our improved messaging and the company’s vision to deliver on frequent, consistent and meaningful communications. However, as he says, Affinity Connection has for 40 years been focused on providing non-profits frequency, consistency and meaning in communications to drive giving. CCG: Why did Affinity decide this new scorecard would be important, now? How long has the program been in effect? JB: The project was implemented in mid-October. Now more than ever nonprofit organizations need frequent, consistent and meaningful communications. Budgets are being cut, the economy has been lagging and all of this means people have less to give. That’s true unless members or potential donors see value in an organization be it their old fraternity or the local library. Each establishment has a unique story and provides meaning for individuals. That passion drives donations and ultimately successful thriving organizations. Also, with budget cuts and competition for donor support — organizations seek a greater return on their investments and to maximize every dollar they spend. The scorecard is a way to help them gauge progress and current state. For more information, contact Affinity Connection at (814) 867-6700 or email

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Public Sale on Friday the 27th day of April, 2012 at 11 a.m. o’clock at the following location: 1663 S. Atherton St., State College, PA 16801. The following articles, property of Clems Bar-B-Que (Clem Panja-come) 1) 1998, Ford Ranger Pickup Black VIN: 1FTCR10A9V4C58714 2) 2 Detecto Scales, Electronic, Digital, 4 years old, 3) Various commercial cookware (pit pans, cooking sheets, utensils, etc...) 4) Panasonic Microwave 5) Bar-B-Que smoker 6) TV, Magnavox, color 14” 7) 11 Mirrored beer signs from various brands (sold individually), 8) Commercial sandwich unit, 3 door (in very used conditioned). Payments, can be made by check, cash or money order. Any questions, contact the constable at 814280-6647. 1) All claims to the property must be filed before this sale in the office of Honorable Micheal M. Colyer. Address: 305 North

main Street, PO Box 386, Mount Union, PA 17066. All claims to the proceed must be filed in the above magisterial district judge office before distribution. 3. A schedule of distribution will be filled in the above magisterial district judge office before distribution. 3) A schedule of distribution will be filled in the above magisterial district judge office on March 30, 2012 and distribution will be made in accordance therewith unless are filed within 10 day thereafter.

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State-of-the-art dental practice is seeking a customer service driven front desk associate to join our team. Send your resume to: steve@kotary-detar .com For immediate consideration.

Currently seeking full and part time employees. Must have valid Driver’s License and be able work night shift. Salary discussed at interview. Call 814321-3300

RIDING MOWER, Simplicity, 13 hp hydro and electric start. $600. 5 hp Rototiller $100. Wheel barrel, new medic tire. $75. (814) 355-3729

Mad River Canoe: 16-1/2 ft. fiberglass, w/cane seats, 3 paddles and 3 life jackets. 64 lbs. $400 OBO (814) 353-1259

UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS PLEASANT GAP: 2 bedroom, refrigerator & stove included. $600 month includes some utilities. Security Deposit. No Pets. (814) 383- 4766

WHAT are you waiting for? Place your Gazette classified as today. Phone 814-238-5051. DESCRIPTION brings results. Use adjectives in your classified ads.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is currently hiring for all positions. Experience helpful but not necessary. Full and part time positions, with flexible hours. We offer competitive pay, great benefits and paid vacations. Join our team, apply in person at: 215 Colonnado Blvd State College, PA Between 6 am & 10 pm daily

The State College Comfort Suites is now accepting applications for part time housekeeping, breakfast, laundry, and maintenance. Please apply in person to fill out an application at: 132 Village Drive State College, PA No email resumes, please.

WAITRESS Now hiring part-time waitresses for lunch shifts (11-5) or dinner shifts (5-10) at Kimchi Korean Restaurant. Please stop by our restaurant in person. Visit our website www.kimchistate For directions. P/T JOB Assist a home bound elderly neighbor with every day (non-medical) activities. Call and talk it over! HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE (814) 238-8820

ADVERTISE in the Centre County Gazette Classifieds. Call 814238-5051.

SPECIAL SERVICES SUMMER TUTORING Summer tutoring available from certified PA teacher located in State College. Reading, math, and writing: K-6. Reading and writing: 7-12. $25 /hour. Email for more information.

MOVING SALE STATE COLLEGE: 2009 Fairwood Lane. Sat April 21, 9 a.m. Down-sizing 11 room home, Entire Contents. An-tiques, Furniture, Appli-ances, Pictures, Knick Knacks, Kitchen, children toys and books. Collectibles (China, Crystal, Tin cans), Holiday items, Outdoor garden tools.

HOUSEHOLD GOODS SOFA/COFFEE TABLE: Matching twin sofas (neutral colors) and marble coffee table. From Norwalk. In excellent condition (814) 353-8875 FREEZER, 8 Cubit foot, upright. $100. Gas Grill, automatic ignite, $50. 10 Beer Sign Lights, $20. ea. (814) 355-3729

OFFICE EQUIPMENT FOR SALE DESK CHAIR: Black-grey fabric desk chair for office or home. Excellent condition. Chair swivels. $35. (814) 769-0798

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SPORTS EQUIPMENT FOR SALE PISTOL: Ruger 22 revolver. 5-½” barrel, long rifle and magnum cylinders; holster, gun lock, case. Very good condition, $350. (814) 280-6447 SHOTGUN: 12 ga. Remington Premier 11/87 semi-auto. Takes 2-¾”-3” shells. Very good condition. $450 Call (814) 280-6447.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE STROLLER: Twin Stroller, Standing / Sitting Excellent condition. Car seat attachment included. $80 OBO (814) 876-0290 LEAF BLOWER, Gasoline, new. $75. Two 55 Gallon plastic garbage cans with lids, $30 ea. 2 gasoline push mowers, 1 almost new. $50 ea. 814- 355-3729

WANTED TO BUY Will pay top dollar for your junk vehicles. (814) 441-7330

WANTED TO BUY: CASH PAID for old mens and womens clothing and accessories including shoes, hats, purses, and costume jewelry from the 1800’s-1980’s. Please call Lisa (814) 353-8586

UNITS WANTED 2006 Holiday Rambler: 30ft Presidential 5th Wheel, 2 slides, king bed, Corian counter-tops, kitchen & bath, 2 leather recliners. Large cedar lined closet. Many options and accessories. Non Smoker, No Pets. Ex Condition. (607) 849- 3051

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E ENT NT SPECIALISTS SPECIALISTS PUT P ATIENTS TIEN T FIRST RST T. PATIENTS FIRST. Ear, nose and throat health is fundamental to overall wellness. For specialized care of those areas – from sinus conditions, hearing loss and head and neck cancers to routine diagnostic testing – trust the providers at Mount Nittany Physician Group’s ENT practice. Our team offers a full spectrum of services, including otolaryngology and audiology, to help keep your ears, nose and throat healthy. Access to exceptional ENT care. That’s L I F E F O R W A R D. Schedule an appointment today at 814.4 6 6.6 39 6, or visit for more information.


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