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Hoisting the hardware The Bellefonte Area High School softball team captured the District 6 Class AAA championship, but got knocked out in the first round of the PIAA Tournament./Pages 18 and 22

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Special Olympics prepares to take center stage at PSU By SAMI HULINGS For The Gazette

UNIVERSITY PARK — After a year of hard work, determination and pure love for competition, more than 2,000 athletes, 750 coaches and 2,500 volunteers will participate in the 43rd Special Olympics of Pennsylvania Summer Games. Sponsored by Sheetz Inc., the free event will be held this weekend on the Penn State campus from Thursday, June 7, through Saturday, June 9. The opening ceremonies will be held at 7:15 p.m. Thursday and will include lighting of the Olympic Torch. The torch makes a 150-mile journey, beginning at home plate in PNC Park in Pittsburgh and ending at home plate in Medlar Field.

During the “Be a Fan” Torch Run, the “Flame of Hope” is carried by Pennsylvania law enforcement officials, known as the “Guardians of the Flame,” according to Jennifer Tresp, senior competition director for Special Olympics. “As the ‘Guardians of the Flame,’ they are able to support the efforts of the athletes of the Special Olympics,” she said. The lighting of the torch symbolizes the official start of the games, where athletes 8 years of age and older will compete in nine different events including track and field, aquatics, basketball, bowling, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, tennis and softball. “All athletes must have a minimum of eight train-

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SPECIAL ORDER: Carly Craig, left, and Christina Blahy volunteered their time Tuesday morning to sort through the supplies needed for the 2012 Special Olympics.

Relay for Life beats ’12 goal By CHRIS MORELLI


MEDIA FRENZY: This bank of microphones shows the extent of news coverage that jury selection in the trial of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is attracting in Bellefonte. See story on Page 4.

Dyslexia center on journey for funds By MARJORIE S. MILLER


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STATE COLLEGE — In support of the Children’s Dyslexia Center’s current fundraising campaign, a local man has taken on a 3,415-mile bike ride across the country. With a mission to raise awareness about dyslexia and a monetary goal of $250,000 for the center, Larry Emigh, of State College, is asking for the public’s assistance as he pedals his way through a 50-day journey. He serves as the board chairman of the Children’s Dyslexia Center. He has been tracking his trek on his blog, Tour for Dyslexia, located at Emigh, 70, writes regularly of his experiences, from the distance and mileage he travels per day, to the cities and towns he passes through, and the physical challenges his body endures.

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BELLEFONTE — Not even Mother Nature could stop Bellefonte’s Relay for Life over the weekend. Thousands of walkers descended on Bellefonte’s Governor’s Park on June 1 and 2 for the annual event, which celebrates the lives of people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost and fights back against the disease. There were several torrential downpours on Friday night. And while thunder and lightning may have cleared the track temporarily, it didn’t dampen the spirits of those taking part in the annual event. “The rain held off so we were able to get through a lot of our big programs at the beginning,” said Gail Miller, event chair. “A lot of the programs you just can’t do in the rain, so we were excited that the rain held off early on.” The event kicked off at 3 p.m. on June 1 and lasted 24 hours. The fundraising goal, according to Miller, was $75,000. That was reached shortly before the event kicked off. “We had our thermometer set at $75,000, and we’ve met our goals,” Miller said. At the end of the 24-hour period, the Bellefonte Relay for Life raised $103,067 for the fight against cancer.

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“SUPPORT TO … KEEP ON CHANGING LIVES” The Children’s Dyslexia Center, located on West College Avenue in State College, is in the middle of a fundraising campaign. At least $50,000 needs to be raised each year to balance the center’s operating budget, plus another $20,000 is needed for rent and utilities, said center director Marsha Landis. Emigh departed from Los Angeles on May 13 and will bike across the country as part of a group for 50 days, when he is scheduled to reach his destination of Boston, Mass., said Christine Spearly, vice chairwoman for the board of governors for the center. “Individuals can go to this site and make a donation online to help the center, as well as follow Larry’s

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progress through his blog, and track his progress on reaching his fundraising goal,� Spearly said. The center, which began in 2006, is one of 50 centers in 15 states operated by the Children’s Dyslexia Centers Inc. in Lexington, Mass. The State College center has 16 active students and a growing waiting list, Landis said. “Our program takes an average two and a half years to complete the five levels, (which is about) 180 lessons,� Landis said. “We try to do 62 lessons per calendar year. As some students graduate this summer and tutor trainees start training, I will add 12 (or more) new students.� According to its website, the Children’s Dyslexia Center provides, free of charge, remedial reading services for children with dyslexia; promotes and encourages the education of professionals, tutorial scholars (trainees) and the public, to become resources in teaching children to read; and advances scientific knowledge of dyslexia through support of clinical research. The center serves children ages 6 through 18 who live within an hour to 90-minute travel time radius, Landis said. Enrolled students come from Centre, Clinton, Blair, Clearfield, Northumberland, Huntingdon and Lycoming counties, she said. The center’s board works to raise money through grants and donations, Landis said. The parents’ club heads various projects and events, such as live and silent auctions, comedy clubs and jewelry parties. Additionally, the Mount Nittany Club runs a calendar lottery for 100 days and operates a fish sandwich stand at the Grange Fair to earn money for rent and utilities, she said. “We need community support to build an endowment that will earn interest to secure the future of the center,� Landis said. Funding in the past has come from AAUW, the Centre County Community Foundation, and First Community Foundation, previously known as the Williamsport Lycoming Foundation, Spearly said. It costs the center approximately $5,000 to tutor a child for one year, she said. In addition, the center trains teachers to become tutors in the Orton-Gillingham Multi-Sensory Method. They can take what they have learned back to their school, as well as provide tutoring services at the center, Spearly said. Landis urges the community to donate to Emigh’s ride; even as little as $1 or one penny per mile makes a difference. “We need angels who understand how we help change lives and the futures of these children, and are willing to give us financial support to allow us to keep on changing lives,� she said.

The Orton-Gillingham method of teaching changes the way children store information in their brains, and how they use their brains, Landis explained. “Education in schools is based on print communication — reading it, writing it, spelling it,â€? she said. “We take children who are reading one or more years below their grade level and teach them to decode words — look at words as a puzzle and see clues to pronunciation.â€? Landis said 85 percent of English is rule-based, but no one teaches students the rules, so they only have to memorize the spelling. “As they decode words easily, their reading fluency improves, which improves their comprehension and vocabulary, which improves their written expression,â€? she said. “School subjects become less difficult. We see them change into confident readers who begin to love reaching and who we know will thrive academically.â€? Landis said some of the center’s students were pulled out of public school to be home-schooled over suicide concerns as a result of being called “dumbâ€? or feeling they were stupid. “They were trying so hard to do as well as everyone else, but words on a page did not make sense to them,â€? she said. “Our method works amazingly well. My tutors want bells, whistles, confetti and streamers built into the (classrooms) for the moments of clarity, when a child who hated school and could not read ‌ is now suggesting more spelling words.â€? Twenty percent of the population has a learning disability, Landis said, and 80 percent of those have dyslexia, or “trouble with words,â€? which affects reading, spelling, writing and sometimes speech. Dyslexic children do not have to suffer “daily defeatâ€? and blows to their self-esteem, she said. “They are intelligent beings who want to be like normal readers but need to be instructed differently than the normal school way,â€? Landis said. “Small changes in every classroom would benefit so many.â€?

LARRY’S JOURNEY Landis said Emigh compares his training, when he was getting ready for his trip, to the work, time and dedication tutors must put into learning to teach with the center’s method. He compares the rigors of his ride and the perseverance to continue each day, she said, to everyday life in school for a dyslexic child. “Physically the ride takes something out of me everyday,� Emigh wrote in his blog on May 19 from Arizona. “I have constant pain behind both knees. When I stand up it takes a few steps to get my knees bending and not hurting.� Emigh’s total distance on May 20 was 47.1 miles.

“Saturday was a 13.2 mile day of climbing mountains in Sedona, AZ,â€? he said in his blog. “What a gorgeous place to visit. The weather was perfect with the sun reflecting on the famous red rocks. But the grueling climb continued for another 34.1 miles.â€? On May 24 Emigh posted from New Mexico, and wrote about the crosswinds and biking across the Rio Grande. And on May 27 he wrote, following his journey from Albuquerque to Santa Fe: “The terrain for today’s ride was steady climbing up the hill the entire day. The climbs are long and gradual, but they are never ending ‌ The mountain ranges were very impressive. Difficult to explain, so future photos I post will have to describe the mountains and all their beauty.â€? The following day’s ride, he said in his blog, consisted of 107.8 miles from Las Vegas to Tucumcari, N.M. According to his blog, Emigh’s total journey includes 43 riding days and five rest days. The tour will include 15 state line crossings and views of two oceans. Emigh rides an average of 80 miles per day. Readers can send a message to Emigh through his blog at For more information about the Children’s Dyslexia Center visit

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Sandusky trial gets under way By GENARO C. ARMAS Associated Press

BELLEFONTE — The process of picking jurors for the child sex abuse trial of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky stretched into its second day Wednesday, with the judge determined to start opening statements next week. Sandusky faces a total of 52 counts involving 10 alleged victims over a 15-year span. He has denied the allegations, and defense lawyer Joseph Amendola’s potential witness list has seven Sandusky family members on it, including his wife, Dottie and two sons. Twelve of the 40 jurors questioned Wednesday morning were excused, including one who knew Sandusky personally. Some were let go because of financial hardship; others because of previous vacation plans. The remaining 28 moved on to a more detailed phase of the selection process in which lawyers for each side could individually grill jurors to determine if they could be impartial heading into a trial that has garnered worldwide attention. As of Gazette press time Wednesday afternoon, four of them had been selected to serve on the jury. Nine of the 12 jurors and four alternates needed for the trial were picked Tuesday, the first day of selection. Prosecutors have used four of their eight no-explanation-

needed challenges and Sandusky’s attorneys five. The lawyers who will argue the case said they’re happy with the process so far. Amendola arrived with Sandusky just after 8:15 a.m. and told reporters he’s confident the nine jurors picked on Tuesday will give “us a fair shake.” Sandusky himself didn’t say anything as he entered the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, about 12 miles from the university where he once worked. Lead prosecutor Joseph McGettigan, Pennsylvania’s senior deputy attorney general, said that jury selection was “so far, so good.” The ranks of the five men and four women already selected reflect the strong role Penn State plays in its surrounding community. They include a rising senior at the university, a retired soil sciences professor with 37 years at the university, a man with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the school and a woman who’s been a football season ticket holder since the 1970s. Others selected included a 24-year-old man with plans to attend auto technician school, a mother of two who works in retail, a retired school bus driver, an engineer with no Penn State ties and a property management firm employee. The breadth of Penn State ties to the community was evident again in the second day of jury selection. Of the 40 ques-

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band. When Sandusky’s lawyer sought to have her removed for cause, Cleland signaled he would need more grounds. “We’re in Centre County. We’re in rural Pennsylvania,” Cleland said, noting that such connections “can’t be avoided.” Amendola opted not to use one of his eight challenges, and she joined the panel. Amendola did strike parents with children who are roughly junior high school age, similar to the ages for the alleged victims. Of the 40 jurors initially questioned Wednesday, 32 had children. Eighteen indicated they had jobs or other responsibilities in which they were legally required to report instances of alleged child abuse. All the jurors will have to say under oath they can be impartial. Besides Sandusky family members, other names on the defense’s potential witness list include the widow and son of Joe Paterno, the late Hall of Fame football coach who was dismissed by university trustees in the aftermath of Sandusky’s arrest. Assistant coach Mike McQueary and his father are also on the defense witness list. Mike McQueary, on leave from the team, has said he saw Sandusky naked in a team shower with a young boy more than a decade ago and reported it to Paterno. Mike McQueary is also on the prosecution’s list, along with young men who have accused Sandusky of abusing them.

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easy because of the people involved. We had someone on the track every hour. In some cases, we have several people scheduled to walk,” Osif said. In just a couple of months, the congregation was able to reach the Relay goal of $2,500. “We did a some fundraising. My Sunday School class held a high British tea and we raised over $900 in a matter of two-and-ahalf hours. We also sold a lot of luminarias and did some fundraising that way,” Osif said. According to Osif, cancer really hit home recently. Her husband, the Rev. Thomas Osif, officiated at several funerals — all a result of cancer. “Tom did three funerals in 10 days and every single person had died of cancer. I said, ‘Why don’t we start a team?’ He said, ‘Start one.’ The church has been touched so deeply, we’ve lost so many young people. I felt like it was just something we should do and everyone has gotten behind it,” Osif said. During the Friday night kickoff, Aileen Galley, the administrative director of the cancer program at Mount Nittany Medical Center, spoke about the impact of Bellefonte’s Relay for Life. “Relay for Life has been going on in Centre County for 18 years. Bellefonte was the original location. From that, there are events that have evolved. There are events in Philipsburg and Centre Hall,” Galley said. “There’s even one that’s in its sixth year at Penn State. That event is completely driven by college students. We were worried about the Relays being competitive. Instead, everyone’s hearts expanded. There are amazing fundraising efforts at every single one of the relays.” Galley was thrilled to see hundreds of people on the track, all raising funds to fight the deadly disease. “Our intention is to be able to support people through every part of their journey,” Galley said. “The response here (in Bellefonte) is just overwhelming. These people are truly amazing.”

Co-chair Pam Royer was thrilled with the turnout, despite the poor weather forecast. “I think the relay went really well. We’ve raised a lot of money,” Royer said. “We had some new teams and we’re really excited.” The theme of this year’s Relay for Life was Dr. Seuss. Every group participating chose a Dr. Seuss book and decorated their camp space accordingly. “It’s a lot of fun. We had a graphic designer from one of the teams design all of the books. He designed them and the teams painted them,” Miller said. With that in mind, the theme was “One Wish, Two Wish, We Wish for a Cure.” Early in the day on Friday, a “Miss Relay” contest was held. Men dressed as women did a “fashion show” then walked around Governor’s Park with their purses, asking for donations. That idea came from the Relay for Life’s committee. “Our committee has been really great this year coming up with new things. The ‘Miss Relay’ contest … one of the girls thought of that. We thought it was a great idea and a way to get some new people involved,” Miller said. The event was previously held at Rogers Stadium but in recent years has relocated to Governor’s Park, which boasts more shade and more of a campground feel. According to Royer, the move to Governor’s Park has been a positive one. “We have shade now, which we never had at the football field. This has more of a community-feel. Everyone is closer to the track because we couldn’t set up (tents) on the football field. It makes it more comfortable. We really like it,” Royer said. Most groups set up their tents and campers around the track, digging in for the 24-hour period. One of those groups was led by Bonnie Osif, who organized a team for Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church. “It was a lot of work because it was a lot of organizational stuff. But it was really

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63rd annual Bellefonte Children’s Fair a success By CHRIS MORELLI

BELLEFONTE — On a picture-perfect afternoon, the 63rd annual Bellefonte Children’s Fair was held on June 2. Families packed Curtin Street in downtown Bellefonte for the event, which was organized by the Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club. Officials estimate that more than 500 children took part in the fair. “We were very pleased with the turnout,” said Bob Lamb, incoming president of the Sunrise Rotary Club. “We had a little sprinkle this morning. Other than that, it’s been just perfect. We’re thrilled with the way the community has responded.” The Children’s Fair featured games such as sponge toss, hole-in-one, ring toss and bean bag throw. There were arts and crafts stations and face painting. There were also information booths from community organizations. Food was provided by Pizza Mia and Hoag’s Catering. Money raised at the fair will go toward purchasing playground equipment for parks in and around Bellefonte. According to Lamb, the Little League fields in Zion needed a recent upgrade. “Playground equipment has gotten so expensive, the borough really just doesn’t have the resources to do it. They’ll use the money from the Children’s Fair and get matching grants. It’s a sizable amount of money,” he said. Lamb estimated that over 300 people volunteer their time to make sure that the Children’s Fair went off without a hitch. “We had 54 booths signed up to be out here today. That includes food and games. The (Bellefonte) high school swim team helped with the games and the football team came out and helped set up the tables and chairs. It’s just a wonderful community event and a wonderful community


A.J. PACKER, 8, of Bellefonte, enjoys a snow cone after getting his face painted like a soccer ball during the 63rd annual Bellefonte Children’s Fair, which was held on June 2. turnout,” Lamb explained. According to the outgoing president, Joan Coble, the businesses in Bellefonte play a key role during the Children’s Fair. “The community really gets behind this. The Bellefonte merchants are so generous to provide us with items that we use for the raffle gifts. The restaurants in Bellefonte are very generous, too. We really do appreciate that,” Coble said. Members of the Sunrise Rotary Club also play a key role, she said. “Our Rotary Club members put in many hours. This fulfills our mission of supporting the youth in Centre County,” she said. The Children’s Fair has been going strong for 63 years. That tradition helps make the event extremely popular, according to Coble. “Many people were raised here and brought here as children. They enjoy coming back with their children and grandchildren. As long as the weather holds for us, we do very well in terms of crowd,” Coble said.


‘Trash’ brings in haul By SAMI HULINGS For The Gazette

UNIVERSITY PARK — Thousands of bargain hunters descended upon Beaver Stadium for shopping steals at the 2012 Trash to Treasure sale on June 2. Tammy Gentzel, executive director of the Centre County United Way, said volunteers and workers collected 75.1 tons of donated goods this year, a record weight. Most of the donations were made by Penn State students moving out of the university’s residence halls. All proceeds from the sale are given to the Centre County United Way annual campaign, which benefits the non-profit organization’s 37 partner agencies. Gentzel said the original idea for the sale came from the Office of Physical Plant at Penn State in 2001. “To reduce waste stream that goes into the local landfill, rather than take these things students left behind, the Office of Physical Plant thought, ‘Why not sell them?’ They asked students to donate things to United Way,” she said. Gentzel said over the years, many of the donations come from out-of-state students who just don’t have a way to take the items back home. “If you picture a dorm room, anything that can be put in a dorm room we get. Clothing is a huge one, all kinds of electronics, microwaves, jewelry and shoes. If

you can imagine it, it was probably there,” she said. Now in its 11th year, the sale has raised more than $500,000 for the Centre County United Way. All of the funds raised have stayed in Centre County, aiding those in need. This year, Trash to Treasure early bird shopping began at 7:30 a.m. More than 2,000 shoppers wishing to get a head start paid $5 to enter the sale before the free entry began at 9 a.m. Sale volunteers closed admission at 2 p.m. With the final transaction occurring at 3 p.m., this year’s sales totaled $60,855.05. According to a United Way press release, Trash to Treasure organizers expect this year’s grand total to climb closer to $65,000 after online auctions for Beaver Stadium benches, All-American banners and other items are held. Gentzel said she believes the event, which started out as a way to lessen the amount of trash taken to the landfill by Penn State, has become a community event that benefits all those involved. Students have an environmentally conscious way to lessen their loads, which in turn helps community members who are in need. “The sale wouldn’t happen without the generosity of the Penn State students and the dedicated volunteers who help us prepare for sale day,” Gentzel said.

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CCWRC celebrates another year GOP offers budget with luncheon, keynote speaker By MARC LEVY Associated Press


UNIVERSITY PARK — The community was encouraged to work together to combat sexual violence May 30 during the Centre County Women’s Resource Center’s second annual celebration luncheon. Held at the Nittany Lion Inn, the event featured keynote speaker Delilah Rumburg, CEO of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. Rumburg addressed the issue of sexual abuse to a roomful of attendees, and explained ways in which the community must come together to make a difference. It takes work to eradicate sexual violence, she said, and the Centre County Women’s Resource Center is an “invaluable� part of the community in that it brings resources together. Rumburg said one way the community can make a difference is to improve its ability to identify sexual abuse. The state’s attention currently is drawn to sexual abuse due to the ongoing Jerry Sandusky trial, she said, so it has a good opportunity now to tackle the issue. “This is a huge tipping point for us,� she said. Another way to make a difference, Rumburg said, is to clarify the reporting responsibilities in Pennsylvania. “How can we be mandated reporters?� she asked. “How can we protect our children and every child in the community?� Rumburg said each member of the community has an important part in keeping children safe.

tee members Susan Chase, Michele Ebaugh, Amanda Jones, Nadine Kofman, Sally Lenker, Shirley Palermo and Sara Songer received the Friends of the Center Community Service Award. Additionally, a check from Verizon in the amount of $10,000 was presented to the CCWRC in honor of Det. Deirdri Fishel. Other speakers during the event included center executive director Anne Ard and board chair Mary Frantz. The Centre County Women’s Resource Center, located on West Nittany Avenue in State College, is a feminist organization that originated from, and continues to be a part of, the Women’s Movement, the Battered Women’s Movement and the Rape Crisis Movement. The organization strives to empower women and to counter the oppression of, and violence against, women on a societal level, according to its website. The organization’s visions include: eliminate personal and institutional violence against women and children; increase awareness and provide information about issues of particular concern to women; take a position of advocacy for equal rights and justice for all women; continually assess the needs of Centre County women for services; and foster a supportive environment that creates a sense of identity and community among women. Missions include crisis intervention, services, education and advocacy, the website states. The 24-hour hotline can be reached at (877) 234-5050. For more information, visit

She also said it’s important to look at perpetrators of sexual abuse, and hold them accountable first, and inquire as to why they committed the crime in the first place. Most people don’t want to believe sexual abuse happens, Rumburg said, but it’s not going to go away on its own, and “offenders will continue unless we stop them.� “Change,� she said, “begins with each of us.� Rumburg said it’s crucial to value the human dignity of each victim, regardless of age, and when someone discloses sexual violence, to believe him or her, and also inform that person of the help and resources available. “We are not alone in this,� she said. In the past few months, the culture surrounding sexual violence has already started to change because of the Sandusky case, Rumburg said, so now is the time for State College and Pennsylvania to be “trendsetters,� in stopping sexual violence. She said the community must be both “brave� and “bold.� “We can’t be on the side of the perpetrator,� Rumburg said. Also during the luncheon, a variety of board and staff members were recognized and honored, including board members Carol Packard and Terri Parker, and staff members Jean Riddle Collins, Janene Adu and Kathleen Stehouwer. Barbara Palmer received the Mimi Coppersmith Philanthropist of the Year Award; Jessica Sever and Kyle Harris received the Emerging Leaders award; and Twilight Dinner commit-

HARRISBURG — A $27.7 billion budget plan written behind closed doors by Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania state House and Senate would send more money to public schools than a plan approved previously by the Senate, but it hasn’t necessarily found a warm reception from Gov. Tom Corbett. The plan was delivered to Corbett on Tuesday and was not released publicly, but some details were obtained by The Associated Press. In their first face-to-face budget meeting with Corbett on Tuesday night, top Republican lawmakers said, he did not commit to their proposed spending level nor did he suggest a more acceptable number. “We still have a lot of work to do, (but) we still believe we will have the budget done well before June 30,� said Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware, after leaving the hour-plus meeting at the governor’s official residence in Harrisburg. Both Pileggi and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, called the meeting productive. The discussion focused mostly on how much the state can expect from tax collections as budget makers decide how much the state can spend next year and how much it can sustain in future years as pension costs rise precipitously. But Pileggi said the group had only just started the discussion of which parts of the half-billion-dollars that lawmakers added to Corbett’s original $27.1 billion hold-theline plan are acceptable to him. Under the lawmakers’ plan, public schools would get $100 million for “accountability block grants� that help districts pay for full-day kindergarten. None of that $100 million was in the governor’s plan, while $50 million of it was in a Senate plan the chamber approved last month. On Tuesday Corbett, a Republican, told a radio interviewer that he’s concerned by the bottom-line spending figure of $27.7 billion, and suggested that he would try to negotiate the number down. “The Senate has a number, I have a number,� he said. His budget plan for the fiscal year beginning July 1 would cut $230 million, or 20 percent, from 18 state-supported universities and $168 million, or 20 percent, from aid for a variety of county-run social services. It also would eliminate a $100 million grant program that helps public schools pay for full-day kindergarten and a $150 million cash benefit for disabled adults who can’t work.

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ing session and compete in a local or sectional event before moving on to the Summer Games,� Tresp said. Final events begin on Friday, with closing ceremonies taking place at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at Bigler Field. Winners will receive awards based on their finishes. The top three competitors will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals. Fourth- through eight-place finishers will be presented with ribbons. Tresp said event divisions are based upon ability, so it is possible to have up to eight athletes in a division. When athletes are not competing, other activities such as Sports Fest and Olympic Village are also available during the weekend. “Olympic Village is a favorite of the athletes, giving them a place to go during the day when they are not competing. There are games, a dunk tank, crafts and food, just like the real Olympic Village,� said Volunteer Director Tommy Songer. “The organizers also usually have special events including monster trucks, emergency vehicle demonstrations and custom motorcycles.� According to Tresp, being involved with the games and the additional activities helps the athletes both physically and mentally. “The athletes benefit by increased physical fitness, selfconfidence and they build friendships that last a lifetime,� Tresp said.

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Date revised for world’s end For those of you who took the news hard that the world will not end this December, NASA has new hope and an approximate date — 4 billion years from now. That’s when the Milky Way galaxy — that’s us — will collide with the Andromeda galaxy, which is about the same size and age as our own, almost twins, astronomers say. Scientists have long seen Andromeda heading in our direction, at approximately 1.2 million miles an hour, really crawling in terms of space speed, but figured that it would miss or only graze the Milky Way. But among the many breakthrough discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope is that Andromeda will indeed plow into the Milky Way. Said Roeland van der Marel, an astronomer with the institute that operates the Hubble, “This is pretty violent as things go in Jay Ambrose is a the universe. It’s like a bad car crash in columnist for galaxy-land.” Scripps-Howard News Service. Actual physical collision may be rare because of the immense distances between the stars and planets within the galaxies, but the Earth will get a whole new nighttime sky and that will drive many astrologers out of business. At there’s a colorful image of what the merged galaxies might look like from Earth, spectacular enough almost to be worth waiting around for. Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb dubbed the merged galaxy “Milkomeda.” No offense, sir, but that’s a terrible name, more like a breakfast cereal than a wonder of the universe. We’d suggest letting it go for the time being and holding a naming contest in 3 million years or so. Once Andromeda arrives, the collision itself will take about 2 billion years. That should give us some time to make other arrangements — all those planets we’re discovering should be good for something — because although NASA assures Earth and the planets will survive, the sun will not. It will be flung somewhere else in the merged galaxy and shortly after go dead. Again, that’s 4 billion years from now. Mark your calendars accordingly.


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Should U.S. ban Islamic law? Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback last week signed a law that bans the use of foreign laws or codes in reaching court decisions. Though the language of the law doesn’t say so, it was widely seen — among supporters — as banning the use of Islamic shariah law in Kansas. “They stone women to death in countries that have shariah law,” Sen. Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, said during the debate. “If you vote to not adopt (the bill), it’s a vote against women.” A similar bill passed in Oklahoma last year was blocked by a federal court. Do states need to pass laws against Islamic law? Or do such bills persecute a religious minority? Columnists Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk debate the issue.

JOEL MATHIS Sam Brownback and Kansas Republicans are hypocrites, through and through. In 2008, thenU.S. Sen. Brownback introduced a resolution in the Senate that designated the first weekend of May as “Ten Commandments Weekend.” A few years before that, Brownback was out front urging that the Pledge of Allegiance retain its mention of “one nation under God,” sayJoel Mathis, joelmmathis@ ing: “There is, is a nothing more writer in American than Philadelphia. the Pledge of Allegiance and an acknowledgement of God is at the heart of our founding principles and is our nation’s motto.” The examples don’t end there. Along with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Brownback has been


one of America’s most aggressive and unapologetic politicians in advocating for religion’s role in America’s public and governmental life. Islam is the exception to this rule. Brownback and Kansas Republicans are vigorous defenders of the separation of church and state only when non-Christians are involved. Supporters of the law point to places like Europe, where “hate speech” codes can make it illegal — or, at least, inadvisable — to criticize Islam. “That could happen here!” they cry, but no, it probably couldn’t: Europe doesn’t have America’s First Amendment traditions or law that vigorously defend freedom of speech and freedom of religion. The bill’s supporters never showed that Islamic law actually was distorting or affecting Kansas jurisprudence. They never had evidence on their side, only demagoguery and fear. So the law is a solution in search of a problem — the kind of thing conservatives disdain, unless Muslims are involved. All the law really does, then, is signal to the state’s Muslims that they are second-class citizens. Kansas has a proud civil rights history. It fought to be a free state before the Civil War; it was where the Brown v. Board of Education ruling delivered the first stunning blow against desegregation. The new law betrays that heritage. But it does highlight Sam Brownback’s hypocrisy.

BEN BOYCHUK Kansas’s law banning shariah does little more than restate the obvious. Islamic law may have a place somewhere, but it isn’t in American statute books or U.S. court houses. Our secular government may give a nod to the religious origins of law, but we don’t prosecute murderers because Sixth Commandment tells us so. The First Amendment wouldn’t allow it. Traditional Islam recognizes no separation of church and state. The

Koran is the word of God, and to be a faithful Muslim is to submit to God’s laws completely. Examples of “creeping shariah” abound. A few years ago, Muslim cabbies in Minneapolis refused to pick up passengers carrying alcohol or dogs, even service dogs for the disabled. Islamic law says dogs and booze are unclean and forbidden, anti-discrimination laws notwithstanding. A judge in New Jersey in 2010 accepted a Muslim man’s defense against sexual assault, saying his supposed religious beliefs mitigated his crime. (That ruling was later overturned.) And let’s not get started on blasphemy, divorce and adoption controversies. No wonder Kansas lawmakers wanted to nip this one in the bud. Does that mean Muslims are second-class citizens? Not at all. “The government of the United States,” George Washington famously wrote in 1790, “gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.” The United States is a liberal (in the classical sense), pluralistic, open and secular nation. The Ben Boychuk, vast majority of bboychuk@cityJews and Chris-, is tians have ac- associate editor of c o m m o d a t e d City Journal. and assimilated — given “their effectual support” — to secular government over the centuries. Many Muslims have, too. Anything is possible. Anything, that is, except accommodating shariah.


Americans have right to be bloated By DAN K. THOMASSON Scripps-Howard News Service

WASHINGTON — I’ll drink to that! But if I’m in New York City it won’t be out of a cup that exceeds 16 ounces if what I’m drinking is a sugary substance that will add to the nation’s obesity dilemma. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that is a mortal sin and he wants to prohibit the sale of these superdrinks. That of course raises questions about how far a democratic government can go to protect the health and welfare of its citizens without encroaching on the freedom we cherish even to do foolish things that harm only ourselves. The U.S. Supreme Court says we have an individual right to bear arms so why can’t we order a 24-ounce soda? What’s the difference between the right to blow out our brains and not our bellies? No one will dispute that we do a lot of things to excess, including eating and drinking too much. Has it strained our hearts, cost us millions in health care, shortened our lives and made us just plain look bad? Certainly it has. But isn’t it our choice to resemble the Pillsbury Doughboy if we want to? That seems to me to be indisputable. And by the way, who is going to police the distribution of oversized drinks — a whole new set of bureaucrats and law enforcement agents called the BGC (Big Gulp Cops)? To my way of thinking, Bloomberg has just created another expensive problem for his taxpayers. What if this silliness spreads to other major cities? I can foresee a revolt from every movie theater, convenience store, fast food restaurant and ballpark in America. Then we’re talking real bucks and much mayhem, with straws the major weapons. It isn’t far-fetched to imagine the high court slurping in anticipation of this one, a case that is bound to happen. A major consumer group already has taken full-page advertisements depicting Bloomberg as a “nanny” all frocked out in a light blue number. They’re making it clear he hasn’t heard the last of this. While the temptation is to treat this whole brouhaha as one of the least serious threats to our way of life in this world of turmoil, it would be wrong to do so. The good mayor’s move is a dangerous example of stepping all over our liberties in direct contravention of that big document hammered out by a group of guys who never heard of soda pop. Maybe that’s a good thing. They might have decided to enshrine the privilege of

gluttony in the Bill of Rights despite warnings from Ben Franklin and others that it could only lead to the ruination of our waistlines. Besides, have you ever seen one of their dinner menus? I’ve never had a 32-ounce drink, well not of soda pop anyway, but lots have and that’s their prerogative. What’s to stop them from buying two 16s and combining them into a leftover bigger cup? “Nanny” Bloomberg has his heart or maybe his stomach in the right place. But where ours is? That’s our business.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS Note to self: Drink more water now! Don’t rely on your thirst to tell you when you need to rehydrate You’ve just completed your morning workout, your workout clothes are drenched as if you’d just jumped into the neighbor’s pool fully clothed (you were tempted, but ...). You hop in the shower, get dressed, and head off for work, where you grab a bagel and coffee. What’s wrong with this picture? The first thing you should have done — well, maybe the second thing, after peeling off your workout clothes — is drink a glass of water. Whether you were thirsty or not, you certainly needed it. Thirst isn’t the only way to tell whether or not you need water. There are plenty of other clues: sweaty clothes, high humidity, even fatigue. Water is one of the Julie A. Wilczynski most important nutriis a traditional ents your body needs naturopath, counselor of natural to stay healthy, vibrant health, certified nu- and energetic, espetritional consultcially in the heat of the ant, certified persummer. It regulates sonal trainer, and body temperature, yoga and Pilates intransports nutrients structor. and oxygen, and helps cushion your body from injury, among other things. Every day you lose an average of 10 to 12 cups of water — you need to


make sure to replace it to maintain your body’s fluid balance. If you don’t, you could develop symptoms of mild dehydration, such as loss of appetite, headaches, dizziness and fatigue.

WHY DO WE NEED PURE WATER? Your body is made up mostly of water. In fact, water makes up 75 to 85 percent of your cells. And the reason you thirst for water on a regular, perhaps even hourly basis is due to three main benefits your body receives from water: Cohesion/Flexibility: Water creates internal cohesion for your body, giving your cells and organs the flexibility to be stretched and even strained within certain limits without rupturing or tearing. Every time you move, reach for something or stand up, water is helping to protect your organs from being torn in the process. Temperature/Comfort: Water helps your body stabilize temperature and acclimate to temperature changes. Without sufficient water, the human body can undergo fatal overheating or cooling very quickly. Solvency/Nutrition and Detoxification: Water also provides natural solvent properties, supporting the body in the great task of breaking down substances for use or disposal. Think of all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients flowing through your organs and into your extremities that allow you to function normally, as well as the detoxification your body carries out through the release of sweat, urine and

other means. Without water, these processes would cease to function. Though the body can live for long periods — even a month or more — without food, it will die within a few days without water. It doesn’t take a nutrition specialist to see that the quality of the water we drink is vital to our well-being.

HOW THE BODY USES WATER Digestion — Component of gastric juices, pancreatic fluids and saliva; transport of nutrients through digestive tract; dissolving nutrients Transport of nutrients and waste products in the blood and lymphatic fluids. Absorption — Transport of nutrients into cells for utilization. Elimination — Dissolving waste products of cells; transport of waste out of the body through kidneys, intestines. Temperature — Component of sweat to help the body maintain a constant temperature. As crucial as water is to good health and well-being, most people don’t drink enough. Which leads us to these tips for stepping up your consumption, from IDEA, an organization of more than 23,000 health and fitness professionals. ■ Eight isn’t always enough. Eight 8ounce glasses of water daily is the standard recommendation. But for a more precise estimate of how much water you need daily, divide your weight in half. That number in ounces is your recommended daily water intake.

■ Drink more if you exercise. In addition to your recommended water intake, replace water at a faster rate if you work out. According to the American Dietetic Association, you need two cups of fluids two hours before exercise, followed by another two cups approximately 15 to 20 minutes before endurance exercise. During exercise, drink every 15 to 20 minutes. You may want to switch to a sports drink if your exercise session lasts one hour or more. ■ Drink before you get the signal. Many experts believe that thirst indicates you’re already slightly dehydrated. ■ Have a plan. Try setting your own quota — drinking one glass when you wake up in the morning and another just before you go to bed, for instance — to ensure you get the minimum. Keep water bottles and pitchers near you as a reminder, and take frequent water breaks. ■ Enlist help. Water is the best way to stay hydrated, but other beverages such as milk and juices can also help you meet your hydration needs. If you’re truly concerned about your fluid intake, avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverage; they increase fluid loss. Notice I didn’t say drink sugary sports drinks — opt instead for pure water to hydrate the body. If you need a little something to make your water more exciting drop a few slices of lemon or lime or even a handful of frozen berries and fruit into your next glass of water and let me know how refreshing it was.

HealthSouth awarded PSU researchers seek answer certification for care to protein-alcohol linkage From Gazette staff reports

PLEASANT GAP — HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital has earned certification for Disease-Specific Care in four key programs: heart failure, brain injury, stroke and Parkinson’s disease. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval was awarded to the hospital for its compliance with the organization’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. “In achieving Joint Commission certification, HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients with diagnoses of heart failure, brain injury, stroke or Parkinson’s disease,” said Jean Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q. executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend them for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the com-

munity it serves.” To earn these certifications, the four rehabilitation programs underwent an extensive, unannounced, on-site evaluation by a team of Joint Commission reviewers. The programs were evaluated against Joint Commission standards through an assessment of the programs’ processes, the programs’ ability to evaluate and improve care within its own organization, and interviews with patients and staff. “By choosing to have The Joint Commission evaluate our programs, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-today basis. The Joint Commission certification provides us a framework to take our hospital to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” said Susan Hartman, CEO of HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital. “This is a major step toward continually improving the care we provide to offer our patients peace of mind knowing they are getting quality care at the industry’s highest standard.”

Hoover joins clinic From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Hoover, RN, as administrative director of the pain management clinic. Under the direction of the vice president for quality, Hoover will coordinate the day-to-day management of personnel and operations at the clinic to ensure services that both satisfy patients and promote financial stability.

Hoover earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mount Aloysius College and previously held several positions at Mount Nittany Medical Center over the past 16 years. The pain management clinic treats patients whose pain has outlasted the normal healing period following an accident or injury, as well as those experiencing pain related to other health conditions. For more information on the Pain Management Clinic, visit or call (814) 237-3360.

By Penn State Live HERSHEY — Measuring a set of protein changes in the blood linked to alcohol use may potentially lead to a more accurate diagnostic test than those currently available, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. “The challenge in alcohol abuse as opposed to substance abuse — things like cocaine or heroin or PCP — is that alcohol is a perfectly legal substance for those over 21,” said Willard M. Freeman, department of pharmacology and lead investigator. “Unlike routine testing for illicit drugs, you can’t just look for a trace of alcohol because many people enjoy a drink in a responsible manner and alcohol is very quickly metabolized. Discriminating between excessive and responsible levels of drinking makes this a greater challenge.” Penn State Hershey researchers, working for 2.5 years in cooperation with Kathleen A. Grant at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, identified a set of 17 proteins in the blood that accurately predicted alcohol usage 90 percent of the time in nonhuman primates. Researchers were able to separate usage into three categories — no alcohol use, drinking up to two drinks per day and drinking at least six drinks per day. Protein levels rose and declined depending on alcohol consumption. “We observed that the levels of some proteins increased or decreased with as little as one or two drinks a day,” Freeman said. “These same changes occurred with heavier levels of drinking. We also found other proteins that responded only to heavy levels of drinking. Combined, these proteins allow us to classify subjects into non-drinking, alcoholusing, and alcohol-abusing groups.” The researchers are continuing their work, first by determining whether the changes measured return to normal levels with cessation of drinking. Second, they are looking for additional proteins to both increase accuracy and provide alternates if some of the initial 17 do not work in humans. Working with groups around the world, Penn State Hershey researchers — led by Freeman and Kent Vrana, chair, Department of Pharmacology — plan to collect blood from people undergoing inpatient treatment for alcohol abuse. “We’ll collect blood throughout their stay to see if the patients’ protein pattern reverts from an excessive drinking pattern to a pattern that’s indicative of alcohol abstinence,” Freeman said.

The goal is to create a diagnostic test for alcohol consumption that may be used in areas of public safety like aviation or national security, for parole conditions and for helping physicians determine if a patient may have an alcohol abuse problem. Currently there are tests that try to address this issue, but Freeman said these tests are not sensitive and specific enough to serve as diagnostics. “Many of these tests rely on just one protein,” he said. “The limitation to this approach is that these tests often look at proteins produced by the liver. While these proteins increase with excessive alcohol intake, they also increase with any type of injury to the liver. For example, a lot of prescription drugs are hard on the liver. These tests let us know that the liver is being stressed but can’t discriminate between excessive drinking and other conditions, which therefore reduces the utility of these tests. “That’s where we see the promise in this panel of proteins. The proteins are produced by a number of organs including the liver, the muscle, and the brain. This unique fingerprint that is indicative of alcohol abuse is less likely to be produced by unrelated conditions.” Freeman stresses, a diagnostic test would not be testing for alcoholism, but rather, alcohol intake. “In a strictest use of the words, alcoholism is a psychological diagnosis as opposed to a level of drinking,” he said. “The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual really classifies alcohol abuse and alcoholism based on how alcohol is interfering with your life. Obviously we can’t use a blood test to say yes, your drinking is interfering with your home life. But the amount of drinking and the amount of problems it causes in your life are tightly correlated. “We envision, a number of years down the line if this becomes a diagnostic test, that if the test indicates that you’re drinking a lot, it would prompt a referral to a specialist in alcohol abuse and alcoholism. This test could provide an objective indicator to help people begin addressing what may really be a problem in their lives.” Also contributing to this research are Anna C. Salzberg, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, and Steven W. Gonzales, Biotic Micro Inc. The researchers findings are published online in Biological Psychiatry. The National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism supported this work.


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Pleasant Gap hosts annual Field Day ‘Special day’ allows elementary students to compete By CHRIS MORELLI

PLEASANT GAP — As the school year winds down, students in the Centre Region look forward to Field Day. At Pleasant Gap Elementary School, Field Day was held recently under a sun-splashed sky on the school grounds. The school was divided into two teams — red and white. According to physical education instructor Eric Cyone, Field Day is something that the students get really excited about. “Field Day is a special day for the whole community,” Cyone said. “It’s a day that all the kids, teachers, staff, families and other community members come together to create a great annual event.” The students participate in a total of 12 activities. Some of the highlights are the sack races, sponge races, baseball toss, jump rope, obstacle courses, basketball dribbling and 50-yard dash. The marquee event, however, is the tug-of-war, which closes out the afternoon. The students are competitive, of course. However, at the end of the day, it’s all about having fun. “It’s always great to see the smiles and excitement on the kids’ faces throughout the day. There is obviously the competitive aspect of Field Day, but the kids always do a great job of being good sports and remembering that it’s all about them having a fun day together,” Cyone said. Cyone oversees the entire operation and the teachers keep their classes moving from event to event.

The entire school staff works together to make sure things run smoothly. “The teachers and staff are a vital part of the day. The classroom teachers are with their class throughout the day providing encouragement. Many of the aides and specialists help out, the custodial staff helps with set up and parking, and lunch staff provides lunch for the kids,” Cyone said. There are also countless volunteers who track times, keep scores and organize events. “They are the glue that holds the entire event of Field Day together. I have numerous volunteers that help run each of the 12 activities the children participate in throughout the day, as well as the tug of war at the end of the day,” Cyone said. A key part of the operation is the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization, or PTO, according to Cyone. “I always work along with the PTO/PTA at the school, many of which also volunteer their time during Field Day,” At Pleasant Gap, the PTO provided freeze pops for each and every student at the conclusion of Field Day. With childhood obesity rates on the rise at an alarming rate, Cyone is hopeful that Field Day helps set the tone for the rest of the summer. “As a physical educator, I really hope that it does. One great thing about Field Day is the variety of activities that the kids participate in throughout the day,” Cyone said. “There are a variety of sport-themed activities that lend themselves to summer time physical activity for the kids, so hopefully they continue to keep themselves active because of it.”


FIFTH-GRADE TEACHER Adam Gearhart tries to inspire his class during the tug-of-war at Pleasant Gap Elementary’s Field Day, which was held recently at the school.

Bellefonte employees honored From Gazette staff reports BELLEFONTE — Each year, the Centre County Association of School Retirees and its state association, The Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, proudly honor two school district employees — an educator and a support professional — with the Lauretta Woodson Awards. These awards are rotated among the school districts in Centre County from year to year. The awards were established by PASR as a result of a bequest by Lauretta Woodson, an educator and ardent supporter of PASR, to honor the selected school employees for their outstanding jobs, their dedication to their students and their exemplary service to their district. Two Bellefonte employees were selected for the honor this year: Shari Reed, the elementary mathematics specialist for the Bellefonte Area School District and Alice Emery, a support professional. Reed began her teaching career in 1993 in an elementary classroom in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. It was there that Reed had the opportunity to become a math resource teacher and work collaboratively with all levels of educators in the district to improve the instruction of mathematics in the district. In 2007, Reed became the elementary mathematics specialist for the Bellefonte Area School District while

continuing to pursue her own professional development with The Pennsylvania State University. In her job with Bellefonte, she again had the opportunity to work with all levels of educators on the improvement of mathematics instruction. In addition, she conducted professional development for the BASD Middle School, created additional resources for students struggling with mathematics and organized ongoing parent meetings for K-8 parents including several Family Fun Math Nights across the district. Reed has been involved at the state level on the Pennsylvania Grades 4-8 Advisory Committee, on committees with the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics, as a presenter with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference and as a presenter with PCTM’s Annual Conference. Reed was promoted to be the BASD K-12 Mathematics Coordinator effective July 1, 2012. In her three decades of service in education, Emery, a support professional with the Bellefonte Area School District, did recess duty and cafeteria duty, tutored students before, during and after school and attended the fifthgrade camping trip for many years. Emery arrived early and stayed late to make sure everything was prepared to her satisfaction. Recently,

Expansion planned at charter school From Gazette staff reports

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SHARI REED, elementary mathematics specialist, left, and support specialist Alice Emery, right, both of the Bellefonte Area School District, received the Lauretta Woodson Awards from the Centre County Association of School Retirees honoring their exemplary service to education. Vickie Gates, president of the Centre County Association of School Retirees, presented the awards. Emery’s quick action saved a child’s life by dislodging a pretzel that obstructed the child’s breathing. Emery also recently received an Employee Recognition Award from BASD. Her fellow employees said “that she was willing to go above and beyond” and “that she was always willing to help.” She was referred to as “kind and considerate” with a “cheerful smile and encour-

aging word for all.” Lew Rodrick, Educational Support Chair of the Centre County Association of School Retirees, and Vickie Gates, president, presented the Lauretta Woodson Awards at the May meeting of the Bellefonte Area School District Board of Directors. Each awardee received a medallion, a pin, and a certificate from PASR and a monetary award from CCASR.

STATE COLLEGE — Levent Kaya, CEO at Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School, has announced that the school is adding 6,200 square feet to the building by constructing a second floor to the school located at 1530 Westerly Parkway in State College. Construction is expected to begin this summer. “The second floor addition is adding seven classrooms to our school to allow us to accommodate up to 360 students in the coming years,” said Kaya. The additional space will enable YSCP to increase kindergarten enrollment from two classrooms of 20 students each to three classrooms of 20 students each for the 2012-2013 school year. “We are thrilled with the support of parents and our local community. Currently our school has more than 200 students enrolled for the Fall with openings in just the fifth and eighth grades,” he said. For more information on YSCP, please call (814) 237-9727 or visit

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NAMA hosts spring show at Penns Cave By SAM STITZER

CENTRE HALL — The Nittany Antique Machinery Association (NAMA) held its annual Spring Show on June 1-3 at Penns Cave. NAMA was formed in 1975, and held its first show at Penns Cave Farm in September of that year. The autumn show has grown to be one of the largest of its kind east of the Mississippi. The spring show, held annually on the first weekend after Memorial Day, is a somewhat smaller version of the fall show and features free admission for spectators. The show featured rows and rows of antique tractors and farm machinery. The featured brand of the show was Oliver, and many fine examples of antique Oliver tractors were on display. Heavy rain on Friday and Sunday forced the cancellation of tractor pulls. NAMA secretary Bob Corman said there were 180 tractors registered at this year’s show. There were plenty of food vendors and a huge flea market on the grounds. A building was filled with diecast toy tractors, trucks and farm machinery, for collectors and spectators to admire and purchase. Flea market vendors presented just about everything imaginable for sale. Machinery, tools, furniture, housewares, and collectibles were seen, and the aisles were filled with browsers and buyers. On the west end of the grounds was a 1923 Farquhar steam engine, owned by Paul

Dotterer of Mill Hall, connected via a flat belt and pulleys to a fully functional portable sawmill. The old engine huffed and puffed as large logs were fed into the spinning saw blade. Near the museum building, a demonstration of broom making was presented by the Pennsylvania Broom Closet. Debbie Lutz, of Troy, and Barb Barrett, of Lock Haven, made brooms using 1890s vintage apparatus. The dried and deseeded broom corn is first wound around a handle using a foot-driven kick winder. The broom is then placed in a specialized press and the corn is hand stitched in place. Finally, the ends are trimmed in a cutter. Many different styles and sizes of brooms were on display, and a large crowd was present to watch the demonstration. In the museum building was something extremely different. It was a 10½-foot-long model of the USS Boston, a U.S. Navy heavy battle cruiser ship built by Gerald Kirk of Wellsville, N.Y. It represents the sixth of seven ships named for the city of Boston. Kirk served over two years on the real ship in the Vietnam Warera, and decided to build a model of the ship in 1971. He began construction of the model in 1972, laying up a one-piece fiberglass hull over a wooden form. He worked on the model over a period of 28 years to complete it. The model has a wooden deck, and Kirk used a variety of plastic and metal materials to make the incredibly detailed structure. The 170-pound model floats, and is fully radio controlled,

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BARB BARRETT demonstrates broom making using 1890s vintage equipment. powered by electric motors. The gun turrets and radar antennas rotate, and the ship is fitted with realistic lighting, all controlled from the R/C transmitter. The deck is crowded with hundreds of tiny 1/64 scale sailors, which Kirk had specially molded of plastic for this project. Kirk said the model attracts attention wherev-

er it goes, and once literally stopped traffic when floated in a pond along a six lane highway near Chicago. The show was all about remembering and honoring the past. Each machine is a piece of history, connecting observers to a time and lifestyle much different from today. Much nostalgia

was brought on by the sight, sound and even the smell of the old machines. The older folks in attendance relived their good old days, and the younger ones received an education and some insight into how their ancestors lived. It truly was a celebration of the history of rural America.

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FRONT ROW, from left, school coordinator Amy Davidson, Wingate students Rex, Alyssa, Clayton and Lakhota, and school coordinator Nancy Watkins. Back row, from left, RSVP director Brian Querry, Wingate School principal James Orichosky, Bellefonte Elks past exalted ruler Richard Davidson, Anissa Ilie (Pen Pal to Rex), Angel Gonzales (Pen Pal to Alyssa), Beverly Ramsdell (Pen Pal to Clayton), Louis Bernier (Pen Pal to Lakhota), RSVP Pen Pal coordinator Andrea Puzycki and Bellefonte Elks past exalted ruler Dale Moore.

Bellefonte Elks donate $3,500 to Pen Pal Program at Bald Eagle From Gazette staff reports BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Elks recently donated $3,500 to the RSVP Pen Pal Program through the David Garver Memorial Fund. Centre

County adults have taken the role of mentors (Pen Pals) to children in the Bald Eagle Area School District. Last year, 372 adults wrote 2,604 letters to almost 900 students. The program focuses on reading and writing skills in

a very real exchange and also on the interpersonal skills of getting to know interesting, new adults. The Elks donation provided 800 books to the children who participated in the program.

STATE COLLEGE — Centre County is going green. The “How Green is Happy Valley? Saving the Planet Begins at Home” Green Homes and Gardens Tour will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. on June 24. The tour will include 11 homes and gardens, which will be open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. The free event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Centre County. Among the homes and gardens on the tour is the Hudson/Nixon home, a high-tech, green home in a traditional wrapper. Owned by Randy Hudson, a LEED-registered architect, and his wife, Cynthia Nixon, a local artist, the house sits on nine acres in Ferguson Township. It is designed to look traditional, yet conserve resources by incorporating passive solar heating/cooling a geothermal system, superinsulated walls and roof, and recycled antique

floors, among other features. The home is a certified National Wildlife Federation Habitat. Also on the tour is the Bazan/Slawecki home. Owners Gene Bazan and Tania Slawecki showcase the energy retrofits they have made to their 1938 as well as their biointensive and permaculture gardens, which provide 90 percent of the couple’s vegetables and 60 percent of their fruit. Retrofits include insulation, solar hot water and hot air collectors, high-performance windows and a geo-thermal heat pump. A third site on the tour is Morningstar Solar Home and Community Gardens at the Penn State Sustainability Center. The Morning Star home is an 800square-foot, zero-energy, solar-powered home that was built by an interdisciplinary team of Penn State students and faculty for the 2007 Solar Decathlon. For information, contact Susan Buda at or call (814) 238-8012.

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THE ANNUAL “Bark for Life” was held on May 5 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The event raised $1,300 for the Bellefonte Relay for Life, which was held on June 1 and 2 at Governor’s Park. Pictured is the winner of the Top Dog award, Shady, owned by Nick Kreger, of Bellefonte.

BELLEFONTE — Thrivent Financial recently made a pair of donations to help The Oaks in Pleasant Gap and the Faith Centre in Bellefonte. On April 14, a brunch and fashion show was held at The Oaks. Approximately $1,100 was raised by the Centre County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The money raised will support the guests at The Oaks. Another fundraiser, the Sixth annual 5K, helped the Faith Centre Food Bank and Pet Pantry. The 5K raised $1,600. Thrivent Financial provides financial support and other resources for its members to come together to help their communities and congregations through fundraisers and service activities. “Thrivent Financial provides its members and other interested volunteers the opportunity to join in service and use the financial resources of Thrivent Financial to serve people and organizations here in our area,” said Mary Kay Justice, president of the Centre County Chapter of Thrivent Financial. “Thrivent chapter activities like these two events connect congregations, institutions and volunteers to make a difference in people’s lives.”

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BONNIE MILLER, left, of the Centre County Allegheny Lutheran Auxiliary accepts a check for $1,100 from Janet Grassmyer, associate for Thrivent Financial and Centre County Chapter board member. All Thrivent Financial members belong to a local organization — most often a chapter — that provides a way for them to give back to their communities, congregations and causes they care about through charitable activities, as well as connect with one an-

Construction scheduled for Bellefonte From Gazette staff reports BELLEFONT — PennDOT advises drivers that duct removal work will require a southbound lane restriction on a section of state Route 144 in Bellefonte, starting on June 11. Crews will be working in the area

of the old Cerro Metal building to remove ductwork attached to the building. Drivers could experience short travel delays and need to remain alert for flaggers in the roadway and stopped or slowed traffic. Flaggers will enforce an alternating, singlelane, traffic pattern.

Once the lane restriction begins on June 11, it will be in place for about 10 days. Work hours are expected to be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, proceed with caution through work areas and always buckle up.

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JUNE 7-13, 2012

Millheim gallery hosts ‘Art of the Fly’ show



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IN APRIL, the Soroptimist and Venture Clubs of Centre County held a lasagna dinner and basket raffle to benefit the State College Area Food Bank. Soroptimist president Gloria Gladd, left, and incoming president Dorothy Pierce, right, present a check for $3,332.66 to Carol Pioli, executive director of the State College Area Food Bank. Soroptimist is an international organization of business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in their local community and throughout the world. The Venture Club is a service project of Soroptimist of Centre County.

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LINDA WILSON, left, and Dorothy Pierce, right, present Centre Volunteers in Medicine executive director Cheryl White with two checks totaling $500. The checks were the result of Soroptimist of Centre County and Venture of Centre County playing a game of “Jeopardy” at Venture’s March meeting. Since Venture was the winner, it got to choose the charity of its choice to receive the money. The money is to go to the dental program and the funds will be matched by Ed and Charlene Friedman.

MILLHEIM — The Green Drake Art Gallery in Millheim is having a month-long exhibition titled “The Art of the Fly.” The show features paintings and sculpture centered on streams, fish, fishing and flies. Works of several artists are featured in the gallery. An opening reception was held at the Green Drake on the evening of June 1. Special guest for the reception was Jim Downes of Millheim. Downes is a master bamboo fishing rod builder, making his living building custom rods for customers all over the world. He gave a demonstration of his rod building techniques. Downes was “PENNS CREEK has raised in Flemthe best green ington, N.J., and in love with drake (fly) hatch, fell fishing at an probably in the early age. He country, but for resided in several different sure in the East states before settling in MillCoast.” heim. Downes Jim Downes builds rods in his Master bamboo shop in Coburn, fishing rod builder very close to Penns Creek, which is world famous as a trout fishing stream. “Penns Creek has the best green drake (fly) hatch, probably in the country, but for sure in the East Coast,” said Downes. “It’s a big bug — you can see them on the water, and the big fish will come up for them.” Downes makes his rods from six premachined triangular shaped pieces of bamboo glued together to form a hexagonal cross section rod. The pieces are tapered with the aid of a long, adjustable steel form which holds the segments while Downes hand planes them to size individually.

According to Downes, it’s a long, tedious, but very precise process which yields beautiful results. “I work to a tolerance of one thousandth of an inch,” Downes said. Of course, all this precision and craftsmanship JIM DOWNES has a price — $1,300 to $1,500 per rod — but to a serious fisherman, Downes’ rods are worth every penny. Downes estimates he puts between 40 and 80 hours making each rod. The bamboo used for his rods comes from a province in China, which is the only place in the world where it grows. Downes says that obtaining the bamboo is sometimes difficult. After the rod sections are built up, ferrules, line guides, cork handles are attached and the rod is varnished to a mirror-like gloss. Downes signs each rod like a piece of art, which it really is. On display in the gallery are many paintings in acrylics and watercolors depicting scenes of fishing. The artwork is all of high quality and much of it has local scenes depicted. For example, artist Jeff Mathison displayed watercolor paintings, including one titled “Fishing Coburn,” which shows a fisherman in a tranquil section of Penns Creek with the old railroad trestle in the background. In addition to the art displays, music was provided at the reception by Erin Condo. The Green Drake Gallery is located at 101 W. Main St., Millheim. For information, call (814) 349-2486.

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Oak Hill Cemetery holds Memorial Day service By NANCY RHONE-NAREHOOD TAYLOR For The Gazette

KARTHAUS — For 58 years, people have come back to their home area to attend the Memorial Service held at the Oak Hill Cemetery, located between Karthaus and Pottersdale. This year was no exception — there were 88 in attendance. On the afternoon of Memorial Day, there was a military honors service conducted by an honor guard. Following that service, everyone gathered in the country church sitting in the middle of the cemetery grounds to be favored by hymns, messages, poems and songs — all in remembrance of the honored men and women who died in service to their country and to remember all their ancestors buried there. There are 120 veterans buried there beginning with a Civil War veteran in 1890. The first burial was in 1877. The only public service held in

the church is the service on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Inside, the church looks as it did 137 years ago. The cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1870, and the church was dedicated on Aug. 12, 1875. Lutheran services were held continuously from 1875 to 1962; three congregations were merged into one and the church was turned over to the cemetery association. For years, the cemetery was forgotten. Briars, thorns and weeds had overgrown the graves. In 1954, members of the community united to clear all the overgrowth that was destroying the gravestones. From that time on, the cemetery has been very well maintained. Members of the Oak Hill Cemetery Association serve on a volunteer basis and their mission is to contribute to looking after the cemetery and maintaining the church. The association was incorporated in 1954.

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Kids express their love for Dad By CHRIS MORELLI

On Mother’s Day, we asked Paula Hendershot’s thirdgrade class at Pleasant Gap Elementary School to write notes to their moms. The notes could be a poem, an essay, a thank you or just a few lines about what makes their moms special. Now, it’s time for an encore. With Father’s Day right around the corner, we asked Mrs. Hendershot for her students’ take on their dads. We got some great responses from the students. Some were funny, some were sweet and some were touching. The Centre County Gazette thanks Mrs. Hendershot and her students for participating this year. (Editor’s note: Some responses have been edited for length).

Dear Dad, I love you and also Happy Father’s Day. You work and pay for the house so me, my brothers and my sister can live in it. You get me toys and food, so I will thank you for taking care of me. Love, William Dear Dad, I hope you have a good Father’s Day. Love, Ivan Dear Dad, Thanks for being you. Happy Father’s Day. Thanks for all of the things you give me. Love, Calvin

Dear Dad, Happy Father’s Day. You are the best dad ever. I absolutely, positively, infinity love you dad. Thank you for being the best dad in the whole wide world. Happy Father’s Day and also happy birthday. Love, Natasha

Dear Dad, You are the best father in the whole world. I love you so much! Have the best day ever. I have a surprise for you in the paper! Love, Malorie

Dear Dad, Happy Father’s Day. You’re the No. 1 dad. Thanks for being nice. Love, Michael

Dear Dad, You’ve done so much for me! You are great! I can’t believe it is almost the end of the school year! I love you! P.S. Happy Father’s Day! Sincerely, Emma

Dear Dad, On Father’s Day I hope we go down to the dam like last year. So relax or we can go see something like a movie. All of us should — you, me, mom and Zach! How about one in theaters? Haha! How about … “Madagascar 3!” Love, Hailey

Dear Stepdad, You’ve done a lot for me! You are the best thing ever! You did so much. I can’t believe it is almost the end of the year. I love you so much! P.S. Happy Father’s Day!!!! Sincerely, Emma

Dear Dad, You are the best dad ever. I love you soooooooooo much. I couldn’t have a better dad than you are. You do a lot of stuff for me. Thank you. I love you. Dylan

Dear Dad, You are the best dad in the world. You have done a lot of things for me and you are very special. That is why I love you very much. Love you, Riley

Dear Stepdad, I love you sooooooo much. You’re great. I love you with all of my heart. You’re cool and awesome. Happy Father’s Day!!!!! Love, Alexia

Dear Daddy, Happy Father’s Day. I miss you because you are taking classes. I love you sooooooo much. I wrote this poem for you … Roses are red, violets are blue, you are a great father, and that is true. Open your eyes, it’s time to rise, so everyone can see you on Father’s Day! Love, Alexia

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Dear Daddy, You are the best because you play with me and when I was a little girl, you taught me how to ride a bike. Now I have my Mongoose that is big! So thank you for everything. Love, Makaila Dear Daddy, Happy Father’s Day. I like how you let us go outside. I like to work outside with you. I like how we go out for ice cream and out to eat. I like how you let me go to my grams. We have fun and we think about you. Love, Elizabeth I love you. Dear Dad, Happy Father’s Day. I enjoy all of the stuff you do with me and Brooke. You really taught us a lot. You are a really great dad and I love you. Love, Cameron


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Dear Dad, You are the best dad in the world. I love you so so much. I always like it when you take us to places that me and Madi love. I just love you to heaven. Also, I love it when you practice baseball with me in the yard. You are the best dad in the world. Happy Father’s Day! Love, Max P.S. I love you. Dear Daddy, Happy Father’s Day! You are so nice! You are kind, nice, generous, and LOVING! I love going places with you because we have a lot of fun. You are FUN! I love hanging out with you in the summer! Love, Mia P.S. No matter how old I am, I will always love you and we will always be the best snugglers! Dear Dad, Happy Father’s Day! You are the best dad in the whole world. You are so nice! I love you!!!!!!!!! Love, Sierra Dear Dad, The years have flown by and it seems like just yesterday you were bouncing me on your knee. You have given me so many great memories and have shown me so much love through the years. You have always been there for me, through good times and bad, and I just wanted to say how much I love you! Thank you for being such a great dad and role model. Happy Father’s Day! Love your daughter, Paula Hendershot


PAULA HENDERSHOT’S third-grade class, shown here at Pleasant Gap Elementary’s Field Day, took time out of their school day to write to The Gazette. They wish all of their dads a very Happy Father’s Day! Dear Dad, Happy Father’s Day! I love you! You are the best dad in the whole galaxy. I know some things I did were wrong. But I know you still love me even after I do a bad thing. You’re real special to me. I don’t care how old you are, I’ll always love you. I love you with all of my heart. Your big girl, Maleah

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McGloin picked to start for PSU UNIVERSITY PARK — The soap opera is over. First-year head coach Bill O’Brien put an end to any off-season drama when he named senior Matt McGloin the starting quarterback for the 2012 season. The announcement came during the Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Tournament, which was held last week at the Penn State Golf Courses. McGloin beat out Paul Jones and Rob Bolden. While the announcement shouldn’t come as a surprise, it is big news. Under late coach Joe Paterno and quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno, a decision on the starting quarterback didn’t come until late in the summer. Sometimes, it didn’t come at all. Clearly, O’Brien isn’t playing any games. While some Penn State fans just don’t want to face facts, it’s clear that McGloin is the best of the bunch — right now. That’s not to say that Jones won’t be good someday. Chances are that Jones will make a fine starter down the road — just not this season. In 2011, McGloin played in all 12 regular-season games for the Nittany Lions, throwing for 1,571 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions. He had the Lions at 9-1 until the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal got Paterno Chris Morelli is the fired and sent the program into a editor of the Centre tailspin that ended with a lopCounty Gazette. He sided loss to Houston in the Tickcan be reached at etCity Bowl. editor@centre Unlike the previous regime, O’Brien isn’t flinching when it comes to putting someone on the bench. Bolden — who threatened to transfer if he didn’t receive significant playing time — is now the No. 3 quarterback, sitting behind Jones on the depth chart. The decision to go with McGloin — the team’s most experienced quarterback — was a no-brainer. O’Brien said as much when he announced the decision. “He was the most consistent guy throughout the spring,” O’Brien said. “He has good command of the offense at this point.” On a recent Coaches Caravan stop, O’Brien said that he planned to make a decision on the starting quarterback job by the end of May. He was a day off, announcing the decision on June 1. The former walk-on has taken a beating from the fans, but he is clearly the best of the bunch. Over the course of three seasons, he’s completed 243 of 448 passes for 3,119 yards and 22 touchdowns. Unfortunately, he is probably most remembered for his performance against Florida in the Outback Bowl, when he tossed five interceptions. However, Penn State still had a chance to win that game in the final moments until a McGloin pick was returned for a Florida touchdown. There weren’t a whole lot of options other than McGloin. Bolden has done nothing but regressed since he arrived at University Park. He’s had plenty of chances, plenty of opportunities. He’s never capitalized and not once has made a “splash” play to make us doubt the decision. Jones boasts lots of promise and a cannon for a right arm. He showed it off plenty of times in the BlueWhite Game. However, he was academically ineligible last season and didn’t take a snap. It doesn’t matter that he’s been practicing non-stop. There’s a world of difference between throwing the ball in Holuba Hall and in front of 110,000 on an autumn Saturday. You may not like McGloin, the former walk-on. But guess what? O’Brien does. And his opinion is the only one that matters. “He’s a tough kid. He’s a competitive kid. He’s shown good leadership qualities. I just felt like he is the No. 1 quarterback,” O’Brien said. OK, so McGloin struggled in the Outback Bowl. Big deal. He’s led the Lions to wins over Michigan, Illinois, Illinois, Ohio State and Northwestern. He’s been called upon countless times to clean up Bolden’s mess. He’s been there with the mop and roll of paper towels every single time. In an interview posted on, McGloin talked about earning the starting nod. “It’s definitely beneficial for me,” McGloin said of the decision. “All of my focus over the next three months can be on the playbook, working on my mechanics, strength and conditioning and throwing with the guys.” And if you think that the decision takes the pressure off McGloin, think again. “It feels great,” he said. “But I also understand that I need to work harder than ever in getting ready for the season.” All of a sudden, Sept. 1 doesn’t seem that far away.


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BIG SPRING’S CALLI PASTOR applies the tag to pinch runner Stevi Confer at home plate during Tuesday’s first-round PIAA playoff game with Bellefonte. The Lady Bulldogs won the game, 1-0.

End of the Road Bellefonte falls in first round of PIAA playoffs By CHRIS MORELLI

UNIVERSITY PARK — It was a heartbreaker in every sense of the word. The Bellefonte Area High School softball team saw its season come to a premature end on Tuesday, as it fell 1-0 to Big Spring in the first round of the PIAA Playoffs at Penn State’s Nittany Lion Softball Park. The loss knocked the Lady Red Raiders out of the postseason. “Overall, we’re just really proud of the girls. It’s emotional. We just love working with this group,” said Bellefonte head coach Gregg Kohlhepp. “They really embody everything that Bellefonte softball is all about. They work so hard. You can’t put into words how hard they work and what they go through for this program.” It was a historic win for Big Spring. The District 3 Class AAA champions were making their first appearance in the PIAA playoffs. The Lady Bulldogs wanted to make the most of it, according to their head coach, Steve Calaman. “The girls really wanted this. They’ve never been here before, so it was good to get this under our belts,” Calaman said. “We played hard. That’s a good ballteam there. I just hope we can continue to play the way we did today.” The game was scoreless for six innings. In the top of the seventh, the Lady Bulldogs finally broke through. After Ashley Baker grounded out to open the inning, Morgan Paynter hit a sharp grounder to Bellefonte third

baseman Chrissy Tressler, who juggled the ball then threw it down the firstbase line for a two-base line. After Kayla Smith popped out for the second out of the inning, Taylor Mansfield doubled down the left field line. Smith scored easily to make it 1-0. The Lady Raiders went quietly in the bottom of the seventh. Tressler grounded out. Carly Chambers and Amber Watson struck out to end the game. Big Spring pitcher Calli Pastor dominated the Lady Raiders. She mixed her pitches well, striking out 10 and walked just three. She allowed just two hits — singles by Erica DeVinney and Watson. “I didn’t even know that I two-hit them,” Pastor said. “I just wanted to pitch my game. I don’t really have a mindset, to be honest with you. I just throw my pitches. I don’t worry about runners on base or who the batters are. I’m just here to throw my game.” Kohlhepp was impressed. “She threw well. She moved the ball around. We got some balls off the handle, off the end of the bat. (The balls) didn’t go where we wanted them to go. Give Calli Pastor credit. She’s a heck of a pitcher,” he said. Bellefonte threatened just once in the game. With two outs, Amber Watson reached on a single. Kellie Giles bunted, but made it safely when Big Spring’s Billie Jean Wright couldn’t handle the throw at first base. With runners at first and third, Hannah Cooper looked to cash in a run. However, Pastor uncorked a wild pitch and the Bellefonte runner tried to score from third. But Big Spring catcher Ashley Baker got a great bounce off the

backstop and flipped the ball to Pastor, who applied the tag. “You gotta take your chances. We were trying to get something across and take some momentum there. At that point, two strikes on Hannah, you take your chance. We were hoping for another hop off the wall, a bad toss, anything. That’s the game of softball. Sometimes it goes your way, sometimes it doesn’t,” Kohlhepp said. The seventh-inning run was unfortunate because Hannah Cooper pitched so well for the Lady Raiders. Like Pastor, she allowed just two hits. She struck out five and walked one. The one run she allowed was unearned. “I thought Hannah was fantastic. Not just the way she threw, but the composure she had. It’s tough stepping onto the mound in big games like this. I thought she did a nice job throwing her pitches. They were just one hit better than us today,” Kohlhepp said. With the victory, Big Spring (21-4) moved into the PIAA quarterfinals and will face Fort LeBoeuf High School out of District 10. “We could be standing on the other side. We got some breaks today, and that’s the way things have been going for us lately,” Calaman said. “You gotta have a good ballclub, but you’ve gotta have a little bit of luck. Hopefully, we can keep it going.” Bellefonte ended its season at 18-5. “They made mistakes, we just didn’t take advantage. We got people on, we just couldn’t get the hit we needed,” Kohlhepp said. “It just didn’t happen for our kids today. It’s a game of inches. When you’re in games like, you love the battle. They were just one play better than us today.”

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The Glass Eye: Baseball’s big disappointments The last few weeks, we’ve looked at the surprising teams and players around MLB — this week let’s look at some of the disappointing players and try to determine if they will rebound this season. As Adam Dunn is showing us this summer, even the worst season is not necessarily career-ending.

AMERICAN LEAGUE Jose Bautista (.226 avg, .332 on-base percentage, .467 slugging percentage; .302/ .447/.608 in 2011): Bautista is still hitting for plenty of power (14 homers, on pace for 40-plus), but his walk total is down somewhat along with the batting average. This looks to me like some bad luck more than anything, if he had one more single per week thus far his average would be over .250, and his power and strikeout numbers are right in line with his 20102011 seasons. Look JOSE BAUTISTA for Bautista to end up with 40-45 homers, a .260 average and 100 walks. Chance of 2012 rebound: 90 percent. Albert Pujols (.236/.294/.398; .299/.366/.541 in 2011): I was concerned about Pujols in L.A., and I said so in my baseball preview. Pujols’ 2011 season was the worst of his career, and despite some fine numALBERT PUJOLS Dave Glass is a columnist for The Centre County Gazette. Email Dave at

bers he seemed to be chasing way too many bad pitches and refusing to take walks. That trend has continued in 2010 — he’s drawn only 19 walks all season, but he’s on pace to strike out 90-plus times (hasn’t happened since his rookie season). Pujols’ power seems to be rebounding slightly, and he will likely approach 35 doubles and 30 homers, but question if he will get his average over .270 and his numbers clearly seem to be trending downward since 2009. One has to wonder if Pujols’ time as an elite hitter is done — I’m thinking he has a great season or two left, but not in 2012. Chance of 2012 rebound: 30 percent. Jon Lester (68 innings, 71 hits, 22 walks, 48 strikeouts, 4.79 ERA; 192 innings, 166 hits, 75 walks, 182 strikeouts, 3.47 ERA in 2011): One of the things to watch for with pitchers is a sharp decrease in strikeout JON LESTER rate. Lester has averaged almost a strikeout per inning his whole career — this year those numbers are way down, and he’s allowing many more hits than usual. My guess is that Lester is pitching hurt in some way, the decline in his stats is too sharp to be random chance and at age 28 he’s too young to be in serious decline. Chance of 2012 rebound: 40 percent, and most of the 60 percent is a guess that we will see him hit the DL sooner or later.



Ryan Zimmerman (.233/.314/.333; .289/.355/.443 in 2011): Zimmerman has been injured, so he gets something of a pass here … but his power totals are very worrisome. His home run totals since 2009: 33, 25, 12, and just

From Gazette staff reports

Area players earn All-Star nods BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Area High School softball team landed several players on the PSBCA Vision All-Star Team, which was announced recently. Leading the way was pitcher Hannah Cooper. Her sister, Vanessa Cooper, was selected as a catcher. Bellefonte infielders Erica DeVinney, Jess Gmerek and Chrissy Tressler were also selected to the squad. Jillian Musser made the squad as an outfielder.

Penns Valley Area High School was also well-represented on the squad. Madisyn Sharer was selected as a first baseman and Clarissa Keller was chosen as an infielder. Philipsburg-Osceola’s Carly Gonder was selected as a catcher. Mackenzie Burge (first base), Abby Showers (infield) and Aisha Goss (outfield) also made the team. Chelsea Poorman was Bald Eagle Area’s lone selection.

Softball tourney set for June PORT MATILDA — The Knock Cancer Out of the Park Softball Tournament is set June 8-10 at Port Matilda Borough Community Field. Games begin at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $120 per team. There will be a 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction as well as

food and drinks. To register a team, call (814) 692-1036 or (814) 441-1503 or email Rain dates for the tournament are June 22-24.

Cycling for Care set for June 30 PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE — The Centre Volunteers in Medicine Cycling for Care Ride will take place on June 30. There are two routes — metric or half-metric — departing from and ending at Fairbrook United Methodist Church on West Whitehall Road in Pennsylvania Furnace. Cycling for Care is a fundraising event

supporting Centre Volunteers in Medicine. CVIM is a Centre County non-profit organization that provides free medical and dental care and necessary medications to individuals who cannot afford medical and dental insurance. For more information on Cycling for Care, visit

Senior Open held STATE COLLEGE — The State College Elks recently held its 2012 Senior Open. Taking first place in the gross division with a 76 was Bill Frazier. In the net division, Al D’Ambrosia took first with a 69. Cy Hunter was second with a 70. There was a tie for third place be-

tween Jim Bierly, Dan Nardozzo and Fizz Riden. All three had 72. In sixth place with a 73 was Dan Swanson. Frazier also won closest to the pin on No. 2 and No. 6. Andy Isola was closest to the pin on No. 10, while Bierly was closest to the pin on No. 18.

I think it’s fair to expect some rebound from Upton moving forward. Chance of 2012 rebound: 70 percent. Tim Lincecum (60 innings, 61 hits, 34 walks, 64 strikeouts 5.82 ERA; 217 innings, 176 hits, 86 walks, 220 strikeouts, 2.74 ERA in 2011): The first red flag here is the walk total: 34 walks in 60 innings equates to well over TIM LINCECUM 100 in a 200-inning season. There are reports that Lincecum’s velocity is down (again — it was down last season over prior years) and his season walks totals have gone 68, 76, 86 while his strikeout totals have gone 261, 231, 220. Clearly he’s losing effectiveness, and while he still gets his share of strikeouts, hitters are squaring him up more than ever. He is better than this, but expecting an ERA below 3.50 is unrealistic, and if he doesn’t find his form soon an ERA under 4 will be a longshot. Don’t rule out an injury here either, wildness often is a sign of an injury for pitchers. Chance of 2012 rebound: 20 percent. Josh Johnson (63 IP, 78H, 19 walks, 50 strikeouts, 4.83 ERA; 60 IP, 39H, 20 walks, 56 strikeouts, 1.64 ERA in 2011): Obviously Johnson wasn’t going to repeat those 2011 numbers, especially coming of a season-ending injury JOSH JOHNSON … but when healthy, Johnson has always been one of the toughest starters to hit in all of baseball (until now). The good news is that after allowing 41 hits in 28 innings in April, he allowed 37 in 34 innings in May — and he’s had five solid-to-good starts in a row. He’s not quite the pitcher he was in 2010, but he’s still above average and should improve. Chance of 2012 rebound: 85 percent.

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two this season. He remains a plus defender and his average is just a few singles from being adequate, but Zimmerman has to regain his power stroke to be considered an elite 3B in the league. Chance of 2012 rebound: 25 percent — I think he’s still not physically right, and it may take the offseason for him to regain his form. Rickie Weeks (.170/.309/.308; /269/.350/.468 in 2011): Weeks was very consistent in 2010 and 2011, but the hits just aren’t falling for him this season. He’s still walking (34 so far), and while his strikeRICKIE WEEKS outs are high they are not out of line with his career. He’s also got eight doubles and five homers … but only 17 singles in almost 200 at-bats. I don’t see a “smoking gun” in the stats here, so expect some serious rebounding from Weeks as the season progresses — provided his manager shows patience and leaves him in the lineup. Chance of 2012 rebound: 85 percent. Justin Upton (.243/ .340/.365; .289/.369/.529 in 2011): Upton is in his sixth season, so it can be easy to forget that he is only 24 — and he’s drawing a ton of walks, which is allowing him to remain a valuable JUSTIN UPTON offensive player. Still, his lack of power is very puzzling — he had 39 doubles and 31 homers in 2011, he has only seven and five this season. He’s played almost every game this season so it doesn’t appear to be an injury issue. I hesitate to predict a complete rebound, if only because his power numbers are so far down that it would take a massive hot streak to get to 30 doubles and homers, but

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Plenty of effort goes into charity golf tournaments UNIVERSITY PARK — When the calendar turns from April to May, the one sign that acknowledges that summer is fast approaching is the number of signs that pop up in people’s yards. It might be for a yard sale, garage sale, or in the case of Penn State, the much-anticipated “Trash to Treasure” sale. But when it comes to making some quick cash for a charity, nothing beats hosting a golf tournament at one of the eight golf courses in the Centre Region. Trouble is, until one is responsible for hosting an event, no one knows the time and effort that is needed to make the event a success. While it may seem like an easy task, creating and maintaining a successful event to raise funds for a specific cause usually takes more time and effort than most are willing to give. Last year alone, John Dixon writes a there were over 100 weekly golf column charity golf tournafor The Centre ments, big and small, County Gazette. He played throughout the can be reached at Centre Region. From the smallest, like the one held at Skytop Mountain Golf Course by the State College Lutheran Church, with 40 participants, to the biggest, Coaches vs. Cancer Celebrity Tournament was held this past Friday with 280 golfers and 58 celebrities. The CVC Tournament is a case in point to what is needed to maintain a successful event. No fewer than 26 people make up the CVC Committee, headed by Kent Wible, vice-president for PA Operations at HRI, Inc. and Al Karosas, associate general manager of the Bryce Jordan Center. Longtime chair Steve Greer stepped down after heading the event for 15 years after the 2011 event.


That committee makes sure everything from obtaining celebrities to final cleanup is taken care of so success will follow. Add to that 125 on-course volunteers who committed their time and energy to make sure the event was a huge success. And they do that whether it’s sunny or during a cold, wet rainy day. Two of the elder stateswomen of charity golf events throughout the Centre Region can always be found at No. 14 on the Penn State Blue Course. No matter the event, the team of Barbara Sommers and Davies Bahr are always willing to take golfer’s money for the charity event they are working. “We always chose No. 14 because it is so pretty, and it’s the nicest hole on the course,” said Sommers of the par-3, 176yard Blue Course hole, lengthened due to a hole-in-one won an automobile and fronted by a pond. “Working a par-3 hole gives you the time to talk with people and get to know them and the celebrities that pass by. This hole is usually backed up so it gives you more time to socialize with the golfers. I really enjoy working the event and you see old friends and make new ones.” Sommers, along with her husband of 59 years, Ed, is originally from Alabama but now calls Boalsburg home. “The first event I did was for The Second Mile, and that was a long time ago,” said Sommers. “Since then I’ve done almost any type of tournament that they (PSU) have here when they are asking for volunteers. The last one that I did was for the NCAA Women’s Regional Tournament.” The Bahrs are living legends throughout central Pennsylvania, and also reside in the Boalsburg area. “I’ve been doing this (volunteering) since I really started working at Penn State and that was a long time ago,” laughed Bahr, who started at PSU in 1974. “I did what I could because I worked then and if it wasn’t a Saturday or Sunday or later in the afternoon I couldn’t do it. But I really love working these events for the same reason Barb said, you always get out of it more than you give. It’s really nice to talk to old friends and emphasis on the ‘old’ because

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VOLUNTEERS BARBARA SOMMERS, left, and Davies Bahr work Blue Course No. 14 during CVC Celebrity Golf Tournament

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GOLFERS TED OLYER, left, and Bo Sankey wait for start of afternoon round of CVC Celebrity Golf Tournament

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I am there (old). “But even with the Special Olympics golf they will say ‘I remember you from last year’ and that’s fun. All the coaches are the same way when we do the NCAAs or the Invitational. It’s just so much more than just volunteering, it’s fun.” Bahr’s three sons, Casey, Chris and Matt, all played professional soccer in the defunct North American Soccer League. Casey and Chris also played for the U.S. Olympic team, and Chris and Matt later became field goal placekickers in the National Football League, each earning a Super Bowl ring. Bahr’s daughter, Davies Ann, was an All-American gymnast. “It doesn’t matter what the event is or what, you will always find Davies and I volunteering and willing to take your money,” said Sommers. “We do it because we enjoy it and we believe in the charity events. It’s great to help with such a great cause.” Sommers no longer is able to play golf due suffering from spinal stenosis but goes out with friends on Monday mornings and chips and putts with friends. Bahr can be found at the Elks Country Club in Boalsburg during the week. “I have clubs and I’m out on the course,” Bahr said of her golf game. “But I’m not what you would call a golfer. What I play is not really golf but I love it. It’s nice to be outdoors, I play and can still get over the ponds and stream at the Elks. It’s fun and it’s always nice to be outdoors doing something. It’s really satisfying, but I just can’t get Walter (husband) to play the game — that would be something.”

AROUND THE LINKS … North Central PA Golf Association Event at Lewistown C.C. North Central PA Golf Association President John Cattoni posted a four over par 76 to pace the field of 43 senior golfers Tuesday on the second leg of the 12-tournament Senior Tournament Series played at the Lewistown Country Club. Cattoni, playing out of the Clinton Country Club, was one shot clear of Bucknell Golf Club’s Bill Snyder, who posted 77. Cattoni was the overall medalist and cap-

tured the 50-59 age group. Nittany’s Richard Knepp carded an 82 to place third and Alan Capparelle shot a round of 101 to finish 10th. Nittany Country Club’s Chuck Colyer shot 78 to nip Lewistown Country Club’s Howie Lockett who had 79 in the 60-69 year old age group. Nittany’s Tom Crater and Ron Horner carded an 84 and 88, respectively, to place seventh and 13th. Other local scores in the 60-69 age bracket included: Hank Haranin, Nittany, 95; Fat Bowersox, Nittany, 97; Gerald Lauchle, Toftrees, 101; and Frank Lykens, Nittany, 103. Eagles Mere’s Robert McNutt carded a 78 to lead the way among the 70-79 age bracket while J.R. Rider and Lost Creek’s Al Kline, Sr., fired 82’s for second. George Moore, Nittany, carded an 86 to finish sixth. In the Mens 80 and older, Sam Markle, Nittany C.C., carded a round of 107 to finish third. Again a trio of 80 year olds and older enjoyed the clear blue skies and bright sunshine with Bucknell’s Boyd Mertz leading the way with 89. Participating clubs in the NCPGA are Bucknell G.C., Lewisburg,; Shade Mountain G.C., Middleburg; Susquehanna Valley C.C., Hummels Wharf; Corey Creek Country Club, Mansfield; Tyoga Country Club, Wellsboro; Wynding Brook Golf Club., Milton; White Deer G.C., Allenwood; Belles Springs G.C., Mackeyville; Clinton Country Club, Lock Haven; Eagles Mere Country Club, Eagles Mere; Mill Race Golf Club, Benton; Liberty Valley Golf Club, Danville; Lewistown Country Club, Lewistown; Knoebels Three Ponds Golf Club, Elysburg; Nittany Country Club, Bellefonte; Timber Trails Golf Club, Pocono Pines, Toftrees Golf Club, State College and Williamsport Country Club, Williamsport.

GOLF QUOTES “Baseball players quit playing and they take up golf. Basketball players quit, take up golf. Football players quit, take up golf. What are we supposed to take up when we quit?” — Former PGA Golfer George Archer

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Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Classic has another big year By JOHN DIXON

UNIVERSITY PARK – If there’s one song that identifies with the battle against cancer, it has to be “Amazing Grace.” The words have a way of inspiring the good in all of us. So with the sweet sounds of “Amazing Grace” echoing across the Penn State Golf Courses from the bagpipes of Doug Greer and Tracy Moriarty, the 16th annual Coaches vs. Cancer Celebrity Golf Classic began on June 1. Greer, brother of former long-time tournament chairman Steve Greer, makes the yearly trip from the Pittsburgh area, along with Moriarty, from Boalsburg, to perform to honor past tournament committee members and loved ones who have died from cancer. Greer and Moriarty were appropriately dressed in Scottish Great Highlands outfits. The melody left few of the 280 golfers and numerous volunteers with a dry eye. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to come to the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament and perform,” Doug Greer said. “ It’s our way of doing something special to remind the golfers and volunteers of why we are here — to do what we can to eradicate the dreaded disease of cancer.” Kent Wible, vice-president for PA Operations at HRI, Inc. and Al Karosas, associate general manager of the Bryce Jordan Center, are long-time CVC members and became the CVC co-directors after Steve Greer resigned following the 2011 event. Elana Pyle is on the executive committee as the finance chair. “I would like to thank our sponsors, particularly lead sponsor Sheetz, Inc., our nearly 300 golfers and all the team captains, volunteers and committee members for once again helping to put on one of the top events in central Pennsylvania,” Karosas said. “Their loyalty, dedication and commitment to the cause and this event is a great testament to the strength of our community and is what allows the Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Tournament to continue to be a top notch event year after year and for the organization to continue to make a difference in the fight against cancer.” Added Wible: “The committee and volunteers did a great job of putting on two days of terrific events and making coach Chambers’ first Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Tournament a very memorable and successful one. We had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs despite the weather. More importantly, we raised a great deal of money and awareness for a cause we all deeply believe in, which is why everyone, from the sponsors and participants to the volunteers and committee, is so dedicated to this organization.” Winners of the net division for the Blue Course AM with a score 55 was the foursome of Joe Bergstrom, John Broome, Tyler Hughes and Mike Warner playing with celebrity Steve Jones. Placing second with a 57 was the team of Al Karosas, Dennis Hohenshelt, Andre Kroenberg and celebrity Brian Seigrist. In the Blue Course AM Gross Division taking first place with a round of 53 was the group led by celebrity Glenn Sekunda and players Pat Maurer, Andy Rerrin, Sam Kirk and Mark Matson. Coming in second with a score of 56 was Eric Nicholson, Garrett Nicholson, Frank Capobianco and Andy Way, along with celeb Charlie Fisher. In the afternoon play, winning the White Course Net Division with a 56 after matching scorecards was the group of JoAnn Lew, Collin Wagner, Doug Pysher, Scott Wagner and celeb Scott Fitzkee. Also posting a 56 for second place was the team of John Crawford, Steve Moyer, Jason Dambach, John Xanthoppoulos with celeb Scott Cohagan. Taking first on the White Course PM Gross Division with a score of 53 was the team of Ray Caravan III, John Arrington, Mark Shelow, Mike Elliott and celeb Robert Warming. Second place with a 56 was the fivesome of Dave Krauth, Holden Farahani, Turtle Patterson, Charlie Debow and celeb Tyler Smith. On the Blue Course in the PM Flight winning the Net Division with a round of 58 was the team of Jason Little, Russ Kohler, John Stover and Bill Waugh, along with celeb Greg Nye. Shooting a round of 59 for second in the Net Division was the fivesome of Jim Steyers, Sean Nolan, Gavin Fernsler, Ryan Ciampichini and celeb Jerry Fisher. Taking first place on the Blue Course Gross Division with a 56 was the team of Kent Wible, John Hanna, Larry Walker and Tom Taricani, along with celeb Jeremy Kapinos. Placing second with a 58 was the fivesome of Dabe Hellyer, Roger Shenk, Dick Althouse, Blake Gall and celeb Tom Daley. In any charity golf event, it’s not who wins but what is


accomplished by the committee that has spent months preparing to make sure the tournament is a huge success and has raised funds for their respective causes. Such was the case on the Penn State Blue and White Golf Courses as the 16th edition of the CVC Golf Tournament was deemed an overwhelming success having generated over $200,000 pushing the 16-year total over the $2 million mark. “We have to continue this tradition of this tournament because it definitely is a premier event,” explained Chambers. “There is some pressure on you to keep it going. I’m in this for the long haul as far as the event is concerned. We want to keep it first class and keep the community involved. “Once this event is all over we will go back to the drawing board for a post-committee meetings and sit down and see what we can do to make it better,” continued Chambers. “How can we improve this event? Who can we reach out to? How can we get other celebrities or team captains involved? And, again, more sponsorship because that’s what makes the event what it is and what it needs to continue to be. We will do whatever it takes to keep this event the premier fundraiser in the state.” Due to knee surgery in May, Chambers was unable to golf and will be on crutches for four more weeks, but he did maneuver around the course with a golf cart driven by men’s basketball marketing coordinator Dave Caporaletti. “Now I know what some of my players go through when they have ACLs, it brings you back, because you forget,” Chambers said of his injury. “I’m not taking anything for granted. I always say that, even after my incident, I didn’t want to take anything for granted, but then you have something like this, can’t walk, can’t do the simple things in life, take a shower, things like that, play with your kids.” “And it’s a good thing I didn’t golf in this event because I saw some pretty ugly golf being played out there,” Chambers said with a laugh. His wife, Courtney, knows all to well the rigors of taking care of three children. The Chambers’ had their third child in March. “My wife, she’s a saint,” Chambers said. “She’s basically taking care of four kids right now.” To continue the huge success of the golf event, one must look to the past to see where it all started and how amazing the event has grown by leaps and bounds. The inaugural CVC golf tournament held May 23, 1997, netted a little over $20,000 for the battle against cancer. The event was started by then-basketball coach Jerry Dunn. The Coaches vs. Cancer is a partnership dedicated to fighting cancer through increased support for research, patient services and prevention education from among the fans of college basketball. “Cancer has affected all of us in some way, whether directly or indirectly through family and friends,” explained former CVC chairman Steve Greer, who lead the fight for 15 years before turning over the leadership role to Al Karosas

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PENN STATE Men’s Basketball coach Patrick Chambers. and Kent Wible. “It is the responsibility of all to confront and win the battle against this devastating disease. We can and will be successful in our efforts.” The Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Tournament was an extension of the Sy Barash 3-Point Attack where donations were made on every 3-point field goal Penn State made in games. The nationally successful CVC 3-Point Attack was started by former Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart and netted over $65,000 for its effort in 1996. “We felt that a golf tournament was something that people could get involved with and have a good time, but also contribute to something as serious as the disease of cancer,” explained Greer. “We are really excited and delighted with the tremendous support of our sponsors, celebrities and the community which has allowed Penn State’s Coaches vs. Cancer organization to grow and continue to assist so many people affected by cancer,” said Wible. “We have a very dedicated committee that has worked extremely hard to put on a first-class event which continues to get better every year.”



JUNE 7-13, 2012

Bellefonte captures district title, 8-1 By CHRIS MORELLI

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Bellefonte softball team made it look easy. The Lady Red Raiders batted around and scored eight runs in the second inning in an 8-1 rout of Huntingdon in the District 6 Class AAA finals on May 27 at Penn State’s Beard Field. The win gave Bellefonte its 12 District 6 title in the past 13 seasons. “We’re obviously thrilled to come away with the district championship,” said Bellefonte head coach Gregg Kohlhepp. “We battled through some things out there, but it was a great team victory. To get eight runs in the second inning was fantastic. But this was a tough 8-1 win.” With the game scoreless, Bellefonte (18-4) erupted for eight runs in the second frame. During the inning, the Lady Raiders sent 12 batters to the plate. Vanessa Cooper singlehandedly took down the Bearcats, blasting two home runs in the inning. She went 2-for-2 with four RBIs. The third time she came to the plate, the Lady Cats walked her. Her first homer of the day — a solo shot — hit the scoreboard at Beard Field. “That first one was one of the hardest ones I’ve ever hit. It felt good coming off the bat. She put it in my zone and I made her pay. We practiced line drives all week and that’s exactly what it was.” Cooper’s solo blast made it 1-0. After that, Erica DeVinney singled, as did Chrissy Tressler. A walk to Carly Chambers loaded the bases. Amber Watson cashed in DeVinney and Tressler with a double to the gap in left-center to make it 3-0. After Kellie Giles popped out, Hannah Cooper reached on an error by Huntingdon shortstop Kyra Shea. Chambers scooted home to make it 4-0. Jillian Musser walked and Jess Gmerek knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly to make it 5-0. Cooper was up again, the 10th batter in the inning. The Lady Cats decided to pitch to her again. Bad decision. She crushed a Morgan Glover offering over the fence in right-center — a three-run blast that made it 8-0. “I was extremely surprised they decided to (pitch to me). Maybe they thought it was luck or something. They thought they could get me (out),” Cooper said. Kohlhepp was shocked that Huntingdon chose to pitch

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to Cooper. “I was surprised. I figured that with a base open, they’d throw around her. Not that DeVinney is hitting poorly, she had a couple of hard singles out there. But I figure it’s a lot easier to take a single than a three-run blast,” he said. One thing that didn’t shock Kohlhepp was the fact that Cooper homered twice in the same inning. “It’s not too many times that you see two home runs in one inning. Vanessa is a very dedicated hitter. She has a lot of talent and the more she understands the mental approach, the better she’ll get. She can drive people in and there are kids coming up after her who can hit,” he said. With an 8-0 lead in their back pocket, the Lady Raiders put things into cruise control. On the mound, Hannah Cooper dominated the Lady Cats. In seven innings of work, she allowed just two hits and one unearned run. She struck out four and walked two. Once the Lady Raiders had the eight-run lead, Cooper felt pretty confident. “I thought I handled myself pretty well out there. Once we had that lead, it was a pretty amazing feeling … then I can just pitch. I’ve got my defense behind me, so I know we’re gonna be alright,” Hannah Cooper said.


Huntingdon’s lone run came in the fourth. Following a ground out, Kellie Giles dropped a fly ball off the bat of Toni Strait. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases, and Glover plated Strait with a fielder’s choice. The run made it 8-1, but it hardly mattered. The Lady Cats got their first hit of the game in the top of the fifth, a single to center off the bat of Shannon Henney. Huntingdon went quietly, though, to close out the top of the seventh. Another district title was in the books. “It’s wonderful for the girls. There are a lot of expectations, obviously,” he said. “You hope to get to this point. Once you get here, you want to take care of business. I thought that’s what we did. We took care of business. It was a great team effort.” Bellefonte 8, Huntingdon 1 (May 24 at Penn State University) Huntingdon 000 100 0 — 1 2 1 Bellefonte 080 000 x — 8 6 1 WP: Hannah Cooper LP: Morgan Glover E: Kyra Shea, Kellie Giles. 2B: Amber Watson HR: Vanessa Cooper 2. LOB: Huntingdon 4, Bellefonte 1


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ‘Frankenstein’ comes to life at the State Theatre From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — The State Theatre will present an encore presentation of Danny Boyle’s stage version of “Frankenstein.” The broadcast of London’s National Theatre Live will be shown at The State at 7 p.m. on June 15. The riveting production by London’s National Theatre was rated five stars by The Times. It is recommended for those 15 and older. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply dis-

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Final act: Penns Valley students give year-end performances By SAM STITZER

SPRING MILLS — As the school year drew to a close, Penns Valley Area High School music and drama students presented their final performances for the year in May. On May 24, the High School Chorus and Band presented its Spring Concert at the school auditorium. The concert opened with the jazz band, directed by Penns Valley band director Darris DeRemer, playing three songs: “The Heat’s On,” “I Got You” and finishing with the Latin favorite, “Brazil.” The high school chorus filled the stage and sang a three-song set, directed by choral director, Phil Stattel, beginning with “Turn the World Around,” a difficult number in 5/4 time, followed by “Dry Your Tears, Afrika” and “See the Flea?” The chamber choir, a subgroup of the chorus, sang three songs a cappella, beginning with “Tradi Nuka,” which featured an ending where singers dropped out, one by one. “Matona, Mia Cara” was next, and their final number was “And So It Goes.” The full chorus returned with three more numbers, finishing with the light-hearted song “The Drunken Sailor.” The concert band took the stage next, with DeRemer’s baton leading them through five songs, beginning with “Kinesis,” which included many varying rhythms: fast, slow, simple and complex. “Africa: Ceremony, Song, and Ritual” was next. It was based on West African folk songs, featured exotic percussion and some vocal parts. “The Light Eternal” was next, and was based on the hymn “God of Our Fathers.” It was written to

commemorate the sinking of a ship in World War II, which claimed the lives of four military chaplains of four different faiths. “The Inferno” was based on literary classic, “Dante’s Inferno.” The final song of the night was “The Melody Shop,” a march honoring composer Karl King, who wrote 185 marches, and was second in fame only to John Philip Sousa. Singers who participated in county, district and regional chorus were honored by Stattel. Graduating senior members of both band and chorus were also recognized by their directors. The performances at this concert were well done, and stand as a testament to the talent of the students and the quality of the Penns Valley school music program. On May 31, students of the advanced drama classes, directed by teacher Sue Shirey, presented “A Night of One Acts,” which consisted of three one-act plays. The first play was titled “A Cold Day in Hell” by Keith J. Powell. In the comedy, Steve Lynd (Haven Tucker) arrives in Hell for being a telemarketer. He meets a motley crew of condemned characters, including a politician who had devised a plan to sell orphans to pharmaceutical companies for use as drug test subjects, a woman named Maggie Ann (Sarah Hass), who killed her cheating husband and her entire card club of his mistresses and several other miscreants. Lynd gets elected chancellor, and leads a rebellion of sorts, making a bet with the devil, cast as a female (Julia Dawson), to secure his release, and prevent her from claiming his brother’s soul. The Queen of Darkness loses the bet, and all ends somewhat happily (if

that’s possible in Hell). Pulling off a comedy set in Hell takes some genuine comedic and dramatic skill, and the advanced drama students rose to the occasion, presenting a fine performance. The second play was “The Rehearsal,” by Don Zolifis. In this play, a young teacher (LaRae Fultz) tries to organize a high school production of “Guys and Dolls” amid dissent about who should play the lead parts, and debate about “Wicked” being a better show. She is aided by stage manager, Julie (Kayla Snyder), who is drunk with power and barks out orders like an army drill sergeant. To make matters worse, the cast is short several male players, so four reluctant members of the school football team are conscripted to help out, creating many hilarious moments. As the play ends, the crew literally gets their act together for a pleasant finish. The last play in the trilogy of comedies was titled “It’s Not You, It’s Me,” also written by Zolifis. This play was a series of vignettes showing dating couples breaking up. The cast of quirky characters includes a Canadian secret agent, a psychic woman who sees a bad future for her boyfriend, a pathological liar and other oddballs. The reasons for breakups vary wildly. One man says “I’m not a guy who turns off SportsCenter to listen to some chick talk.” Game over! One vignette lasts only a few seconds when the guy says “I’m thinking of becoming a woman.” The dialog was mostly funny, but sometimes uncomfortably realistic to anyone who’s been dumped. Shirey was pleased with the students’ performances. “They’re an awesome group,” she said. “They did a good job with this.”

turbing classic gothic tale. Director Danny Boyle is best known for his film work, including “Slumdog Millionaire” and “127 Hours.” Benedict Cumberbatch is the star of the recent PBS series “Sherlock” and will appear as the villain in the upcoming “Star Trek” sequel. Jonny Lee Miller and Cumberbatch alternated the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature throughout the show’s run at the National Theatre.

Randy Travis to play Tussey From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Country legend Randy Travis is headed to Centre County. It was recently announced that the State Theatre and St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy are teaming up to bring Travis to Tussey Mountain on July 20. Advance tickets are on sale now for members of the State Theatre and friends of St. Joseph’s. Tickets go on sale to the general public on June 7. Tickets are $30 until July 9, then the price increases to $40. There are also VIP tickets available for $100. Those tickets include a meet and greet with Travis, preferred VIP seating, free parking, VIP reception with complimentary food and drink and a lift pass. Travis has recorded 20 studio albums and has charted more than 30 singles on the

RANDY TRAVIS Billboard Hot Country Song charts. He’s had 22 No. 1 hits. He broke through in the 1980s with the release of his album “Storms of Life,” which sold more than three million copies. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. There will be two opening acts, at 6 and 7 p.m. Travis will take the stage at 8. For more information about the show, visit

Music Picnic Series continues From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business & Technology will host the second event of its 2012 Music Picnic Series at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 10 at the school’s main campus on 480 Waupelani Drive in State College. Sunday’s event will feature the Barbershop musical group, “The Nittany Knights

and Anything Goes,” who will play tunes on the banjo, sax and tuba. The free concerts are held rain or shine. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner. Grounds open at 5 p.m. and the music begins at 6 p.m. Free parking and restrooms are available. For more information call (814) 234-7755 or (814) 278-1990.



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STATE COLLEGE — If you’re a fan of upbeat musical revues that include stellar singing combined with splashy costumes and theatrical lighting, you’re going to enjoy “Beehive,” presented by Penn State Centre Stage. The show opened on June 6, and runs through June 23 at the Downtown Theatre Centre. With more than 40 songs from girl groups and solo performers of the 1960s, “Beehive” is a nostalgic trip through the discographies of some of the most popular female performers of the rock era. The songs of The Supremes, The Chiffons, The Shirelles, and the solo works of Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and Brenda Lee are included in the production. The cast of six will sing up a storm. Three members of the show’s cast recently discussed the show and their careers in musical theatre. Carole Jones, a musical theatre professional who graduated from James Madison University, will perform the songs of the great Diana Ross. “I downloaded all of her songs and was amazed at the range of her music,” Jones said. “It is impressive all the songs she recorded.” Jones has spent the last two years on the road performing in the national tour of “Mamma Mia,” the musical based on the songs of 1970s pop group ABBA. “I hope to be on Broadway some day,” Jones continued. “I really enjoy working as an actor. Sometimes things get tough, but it’s my passion for performing that keeps me going.” Crystal Sha’nae graduated from Syracuse University, where she had the opportunity to work at the renowned Syracuse Stage. She feels fortunate that she was able to get professional acting jobs right out of


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college. She performed a showcase of her talents in New York and was signed by an agent immediately. Recently, Sha’nae has been performing as the character Dynamite in the musical “Hairspray.” “I have been working professionally since 2008, but this is my first time at Penn State Centre Stage. At first the pollen here was getting to me. But once rehearsals started, I was fine,” she joked. “I have a clear vision of how my character has evolved in the show, and audience participation will be part of it.” This production is something of a homecoming for Lexi Rhoads. She graduated from Penn State with a degree in musical theatre in 2009 and has been working steadily ever since. She is currently receiving high praise for her performance in the off-Broadway musical “Sistas.” In “Beehive,” Rhoads will performing lead vocals on the songs of Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin. “It has been a pleasure to return to Penn State,” she said. Referring to her fellow cast members, Rhoads noted that all three have run into one another at auditions in New York. “Carol and I were in a performance of ‘Dream Girls’ in West Virginia,” she said. Rhoads has been having a great deal of success in pursuing her career in musical theatre. “This is it for me,” she said. “I can’t imagine doing anything else. I love the smell of a new rehearsal space and the energy of it. It’s addicting.” Jones agreed: “I saw a production of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ when I was young and I knew it was what I wanted to do. I can’t believe people get paid to do this. It’s constantly new, always taking you somewhere else.” Asked to provide some advice for audiences coming to see “Beehive,” Sha’nae said: “Tell them to bring their dancing shoes and get involved. It’s going to be a good time.”

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GROUP MEETINGS The Gazette will publish the regular meeting dates and times for all Centre County social and service groups, organizations, clubs, etc. that have membership open to the public. To be included in the weekly listing send information by Wednesday one week prior to publication to 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 visit Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. every second Tuesday in the Mount Nittany Dining Room at The Inn, Brookline, 1950 Cliffside Drive, State College. Call Anne Campbell (814) 234-3141 or Janie Provan (814) 2352000. 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) 355-5678 or visit Bald Eagle Grange No. 151 meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Grange Hall in Runville. Bald Eagle Watershed Association meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday at the Milesburg Borough Building, 416 Front St., Milesburg. Visit 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, state Route 150, I-80 exit 158, Milesburg. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. on the third Friday of the month at the Bellefonte Moose, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call Sue (814) 625-2132 or 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) 360-1948. Bellefonte Elks Lodge meets 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month, Bellefonte Elks, 120 W. High St., Bellefonte. Bellefonte Encampment No. 72 and Ridgeley Canton No. 8 meets 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month, Windmere Hall, 454 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College. Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month, Train Station, Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1053 or 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) 280-1656. 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 Reha-

bilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 359-3421. Breast Cancer Support Group meets 5:30-7 p.m. the first Monday of every month in the ground floor conference rooms, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. If the first Monday of the month is a holiday, the meeting will be held on the second Monday of the month. Call Cheri (814) 231-7005. 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 The Cancer Survivors' Association Support Group meeting will be held Monday, June 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the United Way Office in State College. At this months meeting, cancer exercise specialist, Megan Broda will discuss why you should exercise while you have cancer or after treatments and offer some simple exercises you can do at home. For more information call (814) 237-2120 or go to the CSA website at Catholic Daughters of the Americas meets the at 7 p.m. first Thursday of every month. It is the largest Catholic women’s organization in the world. The group welcomes all Catholic women 18 years and older. Meetings take place at St. John’s Catholic School auditoriun. 134 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte. For more information, contact (814) 355-7730 or e-mail jmoest@ 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 N. School St., 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) 355-9829. 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 aleffard@ or call (814) 231-7095. Grief Support Group meets 6 p.m. every first Wednesday, Centre Crest, 502 E. Howard St., Bellefonte. Call Anne Boal (814) 548-1140. Halfmoon Grange No. 290 meets 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Grange Hall in Centennia. Call Diane (814) 692-4580. Halfmoon Garden Club meets the first Thursday of the month. Membership is open to Halfmoon Township residents. Call Alice McGregor (814) 692-7396, almcgregor@ or Susan Kennedy (814) 692-5556, susank81@ Halfmoon Grange No. 290 meets 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Grange Hall in Centennia. Call Diane (814) 692-4580. Hearing Loss Association of America meets 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month, Foxdale, 500 E. Marylyn Ave., State College. Learn the latest technology available for hearing loss. I.O.O.F. Centre Lodge #153 meets 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month, I.O.O.F. Lodge Hall 756 N. Main St., Pleasant Gap. Junior Rockhounds meets 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 First Street, Tyrone. Call George at (814) 238-1668. Ladies Grief Support Group meets 2 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Living Faith Church, 113 Sunset Acres, Milesburg. Call Hazel at (814) 387-4952. The Milesburg Lions Club meets 7 p.m. first 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. National Alliance on Mental Illness meets 7 p.m. every second Tuesday at South Hills School, State College. June is


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the last meeting of the summer. Meetings will resume in September. Call Dave (814) 238-1983. Nittany Knights Barbershop Chorus meets 7:15 p.m. every Monday, South Hills School, State College. Men who like to sing are welcome. Visit, 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) 8676263 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 meets for an earlyrisers breakfast at 7 a.m. every third Wednesday, The Waffle Shop, 1610 W. College Ave., State College. The Nittany Valley Writers Network Social meets every fourth Tuesday from 5:30-7pm at The Autoport, 1405 S. Atherton St., State College. All are welcome, ask for the Writers Table. 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 No. 158 meets 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month, Grange Hall, Railroad Street, Spring Mills. Pleasant Gap Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Oaks, 220 Rachel Drive, Pleasant Gap. The Romans 12:2 Group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday night at 204 W. High St., Bellefonte. The Romans 12:2 Group is an addictions break away program sponsored by Lifegate Baptist Church. The program is open to all who are suffering from any form of addiction as well as to family members that may be affected by the addict’s behavior. There is no charge for the meetings or the materials. For more information call (814) 353-1942. Sacred Harp Singing meets from 7-8:30 a.m. the second and fourth Mondays at the University Mennonite Church, 1606 Norma St., State College. Visit 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 Damon’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 Damon’s, 1031 E. College Ave., State College. State College Rotary Club meets 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Lounge, 200 W. Park Ave., University Park. State College Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Hotel State College, 106 S. Allen St., State College, above The Corner Room. 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) 359-3421. TRIAD, a public safety group for senior citizens, meets each second Thursday in various locations. Call Helen Evans, chair, (814) 237-8932. Trout Unlimited, a non-profit conservation organization, meets 7:30 p.m. every first Thursday, Comfort Suites Hotel, 132 Village Drive, State College. The Women’s Welcome Club of State College meets 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month, Oakwood Presbyterian Church, 1865 Waddle Road, State College. 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. Child care provided. Meetings are held September through April. Call (814) 383-4161. — Compiled by Gazette staff

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WHAT’S HAPPENING To be included in What’s Happening, submit your events by Wednesday one week prior to publication to Please see our website at for the complete What’s Happening calendar, including additional future events.

ONGOING Exhibit — June’s special show, “The Art of the Fly” will be on display through June 30 at the Green Drake Gallery and Arts Center, 101 W. Main St., Millheim. “The Art of the Fly” celebrates the fishing tradition on the streams of Penns Valley. Along with fine art and sculpture depicting rivers, fish, fishing and flies, the work of master rodbuilders and fly tying artist will also be on display. Gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call (814)349-2486 or visit

THURSDAY, JUNE 7 Nature Program for Small Children — An interactive program designed for children ages 3 to 5 will explore topics through crafts, stories, short walks and nature games. Dress for the weather. The event is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Bald Eagle State Park, Environmental Learning Center, 149 Main Park Road, Howard. Pre-registration required. Call (814) 625-2775. Music Program — World Sounds at Noon: Anatolian Fusion a Global Connections’ international music program will feature music from Turkey at 12:10 p.m. in the Downsbrough Community Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Suggested donation is $3 to $5 which will benefit Global Connections and Schlow Library. Call (814) 2357816. Hooks and Needles — Bring your projects to share ideas and tips with others who knit at 1:30 p.m. at Centre County Library & Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Preschool Storytime — Stories and crafts for children 5 and younger are available at 2 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 3421987 or visit Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Screening — A hearing screening by Leslie Purcell, AuD, audiologist with Mount Nittany Physician Group will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mount Nittany Physician Group, Otolaryngology, 3901 S. Atherton St., Suite 6, State College. Appointments are required. To register call (814) 234-6727. Needles Night at the Library — Bring your projects to share ideas and tips with others who love being creative. At 6 p.m. at East Penns Valley Area Branch Library, 225 E. Main St., Millheim. Call (814) 349-5328 or visit Family STEM Discovery Project — Presenters or activities geared towards the whole family will begin at 6 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit Adult Craft Night — An Adult Craft night will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Centre

Hall Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Call (814) 364-2580 or visit Bring a plain pair of flip-flops and create one-of-akind footwear. Sunglasses, picture frames or canvas sneakers are welcome. Reenactment Group Meeting — The June meeting of the 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Civil War Reenactment Group will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Hoss’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant, 1450 N. Atherton St., State College. The Company will discuss participation in several 150th anniversary reenactment events. Contact President Lynn Herman at (814) 861-0770 or Captain Dave Felice at (814) 360-2626. “Beehive” — Penn State Centre Stage presents the 1960s musical sensation, created by Larry Gallagher, directed by Amy Anders Corcoran will be performed at 2 and 8 p.m. the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, 127 S. Allen St., State College. Tickets cost $24 for matinee and $35 for the evening performance. Tickets can be purchased at the box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by calling (814) 863-0255.

FRIDAY, JUNE 8 Exercise Program — Healthy Steps in Motion Exercise Program is a low impact exercise that will work on improving balance, flexibility, strength and reduce the risk of falling and can be done in a chair or standing. Participants will use hand-held weights and exercise bands, which will be provided from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. in the Dance Room, Centre Region Senior Centers, 131 S. Fraser St., #1, State College. Classes are free. Opening Night “Beehive” — Penn State Centre Stage presents the opening night reception and show for “Beehive,” the 1960s musical sensation, created by Larry Gallagher, directed by Amy Anders Corcoran will be open the doors at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 8 p.m. at the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, 127 S. Allen St., State College. Tickets cost $60 and include pre-show hors d’oeuvres, show and post-show desserts. Tickets can be purchased at the box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by calling (814) 863-0255. ApologetiX — The nationally touring indie band ApologetiX will be playing at 7:30 p.m. at the State College Alliance Church, 1221 W. Whitehall Road, State College. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and $80 for groups of 10 in advance. Call Molly or Steve McAninch at (814) 6925251. Skywatch — A Skywatch will be held from 9:30 to 11 p.m. at Tudek Park, 400 Herman Drive, State College, clouds and weather permitting. Telescopes will be provided. Call (814) 692-4239 or visit

SATURDAY, JUNE 9 Chicken Barbeque and Yard Sale — A yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a chicken barbeque will start at 11 a.m. at the Faith United Methodist Church, 512 Hughes St., Bellefonte. Dinner is $8 and $5 for a half chicken. Call (814) 355-3358. Cooking with Kids — Kids in the Kitchen: Going Bananas will teach children how to make blueberry banana split and

THE COVALTS th 17 Annual Outdoor Gospel Sing June 9th & 10th 2 pm each day FAIRGROUNDS, CENTRE HALL (South Side Stage – turn off Rt. 45 on Homan Lane) Singers: The Covalts, Fishers, Last Generation, Victory Express, Tony Bates, The Segers, Richters, Brungarts,Tim and LaDonna Bates, Kristina Cornell and others!! Seating is under roof. Bleachers available or bring lawn chairs.

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strawberry banana smoothies at 10 a.m. at Wegmans, 345 Colonnade Blvd., State College. The Class is $5 and participants can sign-up at the Wegmans service desk. Seats are limited. Call (814) 278-9000. Food and Beer Pairing — A food and beer pairing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the perishable departments at Wegmans, 345 Colonnade Blvd., State College. Bring a valid ID and get a bracelet at the front entrance. Call (814) 278-9000. Gospel Sing — The Covalts will be hosting the 17th Annual Outdoor Gospel Sing with performance by The Covalts, The Fishers, The Brungarts, Last Generation, Victory Express, The Segers, Tony Bates, Kristina Cornell, Tim and LaDonna Bates, The Richters and others at 2 p.m. the Fairgrounds on 169 Homan Lane, Centre Hall. Admission is free. Call (814) 422-8640 or visit “Beehive” — Penn State Centre Stage presents the 1960s musical sensation, created by Larry Gallagher, directed by Amy Anders Corcoran will be performed at 2 and 8 p.m. the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, 127 S. Allen St., State College. Tickets cost $24 for matinee and $35 for the evening performance. Supper — A ham loaf public supper will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at New Hope Lutheran Church, 119 Cobblestone Court, Spring Mills. Eat in or take-out. Meals are $4.75 to $9.50. Call (814) 422-8417.

SUNDAY, JUNE 10 Gospel Sing — The Covalts will be hosting the 17th Annual Outdoor Gospel Sing with performance by The Covalts, The Fishers, The Brungarts, Last Generation, Victory Express, The Segers, Tony Bates, Kristina Cornell, Tim and LaDonna Bates, The Richters and others at 2 p.m. the Fairgrounds on 169 Homan Lane, Centre Hall. Admission is free. Call (814) 422-8640 or visit Archaeology of the French and Indian War — Centre County Historical Society presents A History Talk with Dr. Jonathan Burns, a Lecturer at Juniata College and Penn State Altoona, Instructor of the Penn State archaeology field school and Research Director of the non-profit organization AXIS Research, Inc. Dr. Burns is involved with archaeological research of French and Indian War-era forts in Pennsylvania at 2 p.m. at the Centre Furnace Mansion, 1001 E. College Ave., State College. Admission is free. Call (814) 234-4779 or email Rhoneymeade Opens — Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden will be open from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Rimmey Road, Centre Hall. Admission is free and donations are accepted. Call (814) 2066430 or visit Ostomy Support Group — The Ostomy Support Group of the Central Counties, provides education, information and support for people who have or will have intestinal or urinary diversions, as well as for their family members and friends will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call Judy Faux at (814) 234-6195. Open House — The State College Lions Youth Football and Cheerleading Open House will be from 3 to 5 p.m. at the State College Area YMCA, 677 W. Whitehall Road, State College. Call (814) 574-7744. Music Picnic Series — The South Hills 2012 Music Picnic Series will feature the Nittany Knights from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the South Hills School of Business and Technology, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. Admission is free. Call (814) 278-1990.

MONDAY, JUNE 11 Exercise Program — Healthy Steps in Motion Exercise Program is a low impact exercise that will work on improving balance, flexibility, strength and reduce the risk of falling and can be done in a chair or standing. Participants will use hand-held weights and exercise bands, which will be provided. Classes are held from 10:1511:15 a.m. in the Dance Room, Centre Region Senior Centers, 131 S. Fraser St., #1, State College. Classes are free. Skills Camp — Schools Out Little League Baseball Skills Camp will be held at the Bellefonte Little League fields. The Betterball Day Camp will be held daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All local registered Little Leaguers ages nine to 12 are invited to attend.

All facets of the game will be covered, including a swing video analysis for all campers by local highly qualified high school coaches. For information email or call Denny at (814) 355-7492.

TUESDAY, JUNE 12 Mother Goose On the Loose — Children ages 3 and younger and an adult can participate in a musical rhyming adventure through the world of Mother Goose at 10:30 a.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit Adult Book Club — Discuss the works of Temple Grandin at 12:30 p.m. East Penns Valley Area Branch Library, 225 E. Main St., Millheim. Call (814) 349-5328 or visit Skills Camp — Schools Out Little League Baseball Skills Camp will be held at the Bellefonte Little League fields. The Betterball Day Camp will be held daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All local registered Little Leaguers ages nine to 12 are invited to attend. All facets of the game will be covered, including a swing video analysis for all campers by local highly qualified high school coaches. For information email or call Denny at (814) 355-7492. Luncheon — Women’s Mid Day Luncheon will feature “Feathered Friends” by Ben MacFarlane with speaker and music by Lyndell Holtz, of Brookville, will begin at 11:45 a.m. at the Elk’s Country Club, 100 Elks Road, Boalsburg. For reservations and cancellations, call (814) 355-7615. Learning Kitchen — The Boalsburg Farmers Market will sponsor a Learning Kitchen featuring two prominent local chefs preparing dishes using ingredients from market vendors from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Boalsburg Farmers Markets, Pennsylvania Military Museum, Business Route 322, Boalsburg. Mark Johnson, chef at the Elk Creek Café, will demonstrate quick pickling techniques for fresh vegetables and methods for brining inexpensive cuts of meat like pork bellies. Grace Pilato will show how to make goat-milk ricotta cheese with seasonal herbs to go with pasta and how to make a variety of pestos. Seats will be available on a first-come first-served basis. The event is free. Call (814) 466-1970. Talk — Living a Full Life with Hearing Loss, a talk about hearing loss and today’s assistive device technology will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Galen and Nancy Dreibelbis Auditorium, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Registration is required. Call (814) 2346727. Support Group — A parent support group for children with eating disorders will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call Dr. Kristie Kaufman at (814) 466-7921. “Beehive” — Penn State Centre Stage presents the 1960s musical sensation, created by Larry Gallagher, directed by Amy Anders Corcoran will be performed at 7:30 p.m. the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, 127 S. Allen St., State College. Tickets cost $35 and can be purchased at the box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by calling (814) 8630255.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 Skills Camp — Schools Out Little League Baseball Skills Camp will be held at the Bellefonte Little League fields. The Betterball Day Camp will be held daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All local registered Little Leaguers ages nine to 12 are invited to attend. All facets of the game will be covered, including a swing video analysis for all campers by local highly qualified high school coaches. For information email or call Denny at (814) 355-7492. Support Group — A fertility issues and loss support group sponsored by HEART (Helping Empty Arms Recover Together), a monthly support group for women who have experienced fertility issues and/or pregnancy loss, will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Choice, 2214 N. Atherton St., Upper Level, State College. Email or visit Strawberry Festival — The 64th Annual

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What’s happening, from page 26 Strawberry Festival will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Faith United Church of Christ, 300 E. College Ave., State College. Homemade cake, fresh strawberries and Meyer Dairy ice cream will be served, as well as coffee or tea. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 12 and younger and are available in advance or at the door. Call Lois Lunetta (814) 237-3904. “Beehive” — Penn State Centre Stage presents the 1960s musical sensation, created by Larry Gallagher, directed by Amy Anders Corcoran will be performed at 2 and 7:30 p.m. the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, 127 S. Allen St., State College. Tickets cost $24 for matinee and $35 for the evening performance. Tickets can be purchased at the box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by calling (814) 863-0255.

THURSDAY, JUNE 14 Hooks and Needles — Bring your projects to share ideas and tips with others

who knit at 1:30 p.m. at Centre County Library & Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Preschool Storytime — Stories and crafts for children 5 and younger are available at 2 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Call (814) 3421987 or visit Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Skills Camp — Schools Out Little League Baseball Skills Camp will be held at the Bellefonte Little League fields. The Betterball Day Camp will be held daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All local registered Little Leaguers ages nine to 12 are invited to attend. All facets of the game will be covered, including a swing video analysis for all campers by local highly qualified high school coaches. For information email or call Denny at (814) 355-7492. Music Program — World Sounds at Noon: China a Global Connections’ inter-

national music program will feature music and dance from China at 12:10 p.m. in the Downsbrough Community Room, Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College. Suggested donations are $3 to $5 which will benefit Global Connections and Schlow Library. Call (814) 235-7816. “Beehive” — Penn State Centre Stage presents the 1960s musical sensation, created by Larry Gallagher, directed by Amy Anders Corcoran will be performed at 7:30 p.m. the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, 127 S. Allen St., State College. Tickets cost $35 and can be purchased at the box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by calling (814) 8630255. Flag Day Service — The State College Elks Flag Day Service will take place at 6 p.m. at the Boalsburg Military Museum grounds, Business Route 322, Boalsburg. Included in the program will be a U. S. Flag Retirement Ceremony. (814) 466-7231. Support Group — The Diabetes Support Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. in Conference Rooms 1 and 2, Mount Nit-

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tany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call Amy Leffard at (814) 231-7095 or email at aleffard@ Prenatal Discussion Night — A prenatal discussion night will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mount Nittany Physician Group, Pediatrics, 3901 S. Atherton St., State College. Call (814) 466-7921. Lac La Belle Concert — 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday June 14, Sidney Friedman Park, South Frasier Street, State College. Lac La Belle duo epitomizes the folk music scene. They have what they call a "future-rustic" sound that mixes accordion, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, resonator guitar and vocals into a beautiful melody. This band combines the musical talent of Jennie Knaggs and Nick Schillace. They will open with a central Pa. group known as Chicken Tractor. Enjoy some beautiful music underneath the summer night sky. Familyfriendly, free and open to the public. Call (814) 236-6236.

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Cleaning company achieves certification From Gazette staff reports PLEASANT GAP â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dougâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rug Spa (also known as Clean Sweep), a cleaning firm operating in Pleasant Gap since 1994, was chosen last year to be part of an elite training program for Oriental rug and fine fabric care conducted by rug specialist Lisa Wagner and fine fabric specialist

Jim Pemberton. After graduating from the sixmonth training program, Doug Moerschbacher, the owner of Dougâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rug Spa, decided to pursue Textile Pro Certification, which entailed case study documentation of cleaning rugs and upholstery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most industry certification programs involve taking a short

test with multiple choice questions, and do not guarantee that the student actually knows the craft. Jim and I actually wanted to know that we were training not the best test takers sitting at a desk, but the best textile cleaners out in the field,â&#x20AC;? Wagner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our industry has lacked advanced textile training for years, so it is exciting to see these pro-

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Sheetz plans to expand North Atherton location By NATE MINK

STATE COLLEGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sheetz wants to renovate its North Atherton Street location by next summer, but a few hurdles still need to be cleared before the 6,300-squarefoot expansion project is full go. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the total green light,â&#x20AC;? said Steve Augustine, director of real estate for Sheetz. The Patton Township Board of Supervisors approved the plans two weeks ago, which call for the convenience store to build over West Clearfield Avenue, which will be re-routed to merge into Patriot Lane. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some folks consider it an alley way,â&#x20AC;? Augustine said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually a road used to connect into North Atherton that needs to be abandoned.â&#x20AC;? Sheetz purchased the land opposite Clearview Avenue from Keystone Real Estate Group. Augustine declined to disclose the cost of the land purchase. The other hurdle is acquiring a

highway occupancy permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Augustine said. A traffic impact study must be completed and a formal application to PennDOT submitted. Augustine hopes for full approval by the end of the summer. The plan, he said, would be to close the store the first week of May 2013, build through the summer and reopen by fall 2013. The store wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t differ much from the recently built South Atherton Street store â&#x20AC;&#x201D; except this will include indoor seating. The expansion plans to increase parking spots to 38 and offer a new layout for four gas pumps. A retail boom and new housing projects around the North Atherton Street location propelled the need for expansion. Initially, Augustine said the fear was the Sheetz located on Valley Vista Drive would detract business from the North Atherton Street store. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reverse happened,â&#x20AC;? Augustine said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The store got better as far as sales.â&#x20AC;?

fessional cleaners commit to excelling in their craft through this program. It only allows them to better serve their communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rug and fabric needs,â&#x20AC;? Pemberton said. Only 13 companies nationally achieved certified status in the first wave of Textile Pro graduates, Dougâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rug Spa being one of those earning the coveted designation.

ished layout before they agree to rent space, said Kim Lentz, project manager and marketing coordinator for Susquehanna Real Estate, the lead developer on the project. The Catch 22, however, is that Susquehanna canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t move forward with the project until they meet the required 85 percent commitment from retailers. All hope has not been lost. Despite losing the movie theatre, Lentz said there is some â&#x20AC;&#x153;definite interestâ&#x20AC;? in the available space and letters of intent have been signed. At this point, Susquehanna is not releasing the names of prospective retailers but Lentz said the space will consist of attractions totally new to State College â&#x20AC;&#x201D; be it shopping, dining or otherwise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re rebuilding the plan, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not there yet,â&#x20AC;? Lentz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It could be next week and it could be next month. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re plugging away.â&#x20AC;?


STATE COLLEGE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Construction on the Fraser Centre could start as soon as this summer. Or, it could stay a pile of rubble. Currently, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no confirmed timetable for when the proposed high-rise might finally change the view of the State College skyline. The university pulled its commitment to the Fraser Centre in the fall â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Penn State was going to rent two floors of office space and hold classes in the envisioned cinema â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and the Florida-based Franks Theatres followed suit. Now, developers have been forced to redesign the structure to accommodate prospective new retailers. The redesign puts the developers in a difficult situation because prospective retailers want to see the fin-

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

RECORDED MAY 14-18, 2012 BELLEFONTE John J. Schuster and Nina L. Schuster to Lance D. Boone, 318 E. Lamb St., $162,000.

BENNER TOWNSHIP Craig Moore, Laura J. Moore and Laura J. Neyhard to Laura J. Moore, 648 Valentine Hill Road, $1. Ralph Spearly Contracting Inc. to Gregory P. Jefferies and Jessica L. Cowan, 174 Aster Ave., $300,000. Frederick A. Grenninger Jr. to Fred A. Grenninger and Lee E. Grenninger, 1425 Majestic View Road, $1

BOGGS TOWNSHIP Clearfield Bank & Trust Co. to Cleardyne Inc., 350 Gates View Road, $375,000.

COLLEGE TOWNSHIP Victor S. King and J. Kay King to Cody M. Goddard and Laura M. MaClean, 220 Mary St., $249,000. Andrew R. Doumaux and

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Deed transfers , from page 28 Jennie L. Doumaux to Michaelanne Boyd, 2633 Pennbrook Lane, $180,000. Douglas S. Pysher to Nikki A. Silvis, 100 Brandywine Drive, $172,500 Mark Fetterolf and Gretchen Fetterolf to Keystone Holdings LLC, 2090 Ivy Hill Drive, $540,000. Greg M. Bower and Sarina M. Bower to Alexander J. Hayden and Courtney E. Hayden, 1232 Houserville Road, $140,000.

CURTIN TOWNSHIP Nancy N. Nilson Estate, Melvin E. Nilson Jr. administrator and Melvin E. Nilson to Melvin E. Nilson, 2426 Little Marsh Creek Road, $1.

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP S&A Homes Inc. to Le Bao and Xiaoyue Niu, 1961 Autumnwood Drive, $352,815. Blakely A. Eyster and Patricia M. Eyster to Good Luck Three LLC, 1659 Princeton Drive, $287,000. Thomas F. Songer III and Jean M. Songer to Douglas J. Wagner and Bonnie R. Tarman, 2334 Autumnwood Drive, $277,000. Douglas S. Funk, Douglas F. Funk and Martha E. Funk to Jeffery D. Ozarski and Jill B. Ozarski, 184 Autumnwood Drive, $377,500. Charles E. Harpster Jr., Alexis J. Crawford and Alexis J. Harpster to Charles E. Harpster Jr., 2821 Tadpole Road, $1. George J. Selembo Jr. and Priscilla A. Selembo to Samuel K. Owusu and Belinda Osei Owusu, 2363 Corinna Court, $470,000.

Road, $1. John C. VanVactor and Susan B. VanVactor to Jeremy Daniel Peters and Marie L. Peters, 130 Stone Row Lane, $274,900.

HALFMOON TOWNSHIP Diane M. Markley and Richard C. Markley to Sarah Shandera and Louis LeBlond, 135 Dunkirk Drive, $383,000.

HARRIS TOWNSHIP David A. Ishler and Diane J. Ishler to David A. Ishler and Diane J. Ishler, 725 W. Main St., $1. Kevin A. Zarnick to Thomas F. Songer III and Jean M. Songer, 324 Fairfield Drive, $380,000. Denine C. Burkett to Kevin A. Zarnick, 127 Dearing Drive, $289,000. Michael J. Weaverling and Jo Ellen K. Weaverling to Allen H. Harpster, 102 Berwick Drive, $222,900. Nancy G. Swank to Richard W. Swank III and Susan W. Swank, South Atherton Street, $1.

HUSTON TOWNSHIP Fred M. Henry and Kathryn S. Henry to Kayleen E. Sidisky, Leonard M. Sidisky and Jeanette N. Sidisky, 6976 S. Eagle Valley Road, $194,900.

PHILIPSBURG Clearfield Bank and Trust Co. to Atlas Edge LLC, 504 N. Seventh St., $10,500.

POTTER TOWNSHIP Timothy J. Treaster to Nathan A. King and Elizabeth F. King, 144 Dusty Lane, $10,000. Nathan A. King and Elizabeth F. King to Nathan A. King and Elizabeth F. King, 144 Dusty Lane, $1. Timothy J. Treaster to Timothy J. Treaster, 128 Dusty Lane, $1. Neil B. Gingrich and Lorraine R. Gingrich to Steven T. Wolfe and Scott D. Wolfe, 140 Middle Road, $1.


Martha Jane Mayes Estate, Martha Jane Biggans Estate, Connie L. Tyger Administrix to Steve Demyan and Justine D. Demyan, 112 Poormanside Road, $65,000.

Brad Alan Davis and Michelle L. Davis to Philip A. Borst and Jacqueline Rae Lageman, 105 Walnut Ridge Road, $180,000. Joshua Brown to Patsy Aley, 4345 Jacksonville Road, $1.



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Leslie R. Burkholder to Robert L. Zeigler, 134 W. Main St., $107,000.

GREGG TOWNSHIP Betty R. Braucht to Betty R. Braucht, 699 Lower Georges Valley Road, $1. Lori K. Witherite and Lori K. Witherite-Zellers to Lori K. Witherite-Zellers and Steven Witherite, 172 Penns Creek

B. Johnstonbaugh and Amy J. Frantz, 113 Harvard Road, $1. Nkiruka S. Nnebe to Nnebe 2011 Trust, 203 Amblewood Way, $1. Santina P. Dibert to Daron J. Dibert, 1752 N. Atherton St., $1. Karen L. Bower Estate and Yvonne K. Bower executrix to Thomas McCarthy and Elizabeth McCarthy, 133 Ghaner Drive, $125,000. Richard A. Frear and Susan J. Frear to Todd E. Horner and Diane L. Antill, 176 Lower Julian Pike, $213,000.

PATTON TOWNSHIP Abram C. Little, Bethany M. Little and Bethany Conti to Watoga Investments LLC, 333 Ghaner Drive, $165,000. Joseph B. Johnstonbaugh and Sally C. Johnstonbaugh to Mary

PAGE 29 Knouse to Betty D. Knouse, 814 W. Whitehall Road, $1. Michael Masood Arjmand, Msaood Michael Arjmand, Monica Mitra Arjmand by agent, Mitra M. Arjmand by agent and Mitra Zhaleh B. Arjmand to Kuang-Hua Hsieh and Feng Cheng, 916 Southgate Drive, $138,000.

and Jennifer VonGruden, 154 Rosehill Drive, $236,000. Brian Kendall by attorney, and Elizabeth A. Clark to Chassidy M. Rellinger and Jeremy A. Rellinger, 202 Wiltshire Drive, $245,000. Steven Sellers and Victoria M. Sellers to Steven Sellers, 317 Park Ave., $1. Reuben O. Witherite and Connie L. Witherite to Lee A. Williamson and Angela B. Williamson, 128 Middle St., $140,000. Raymond B. Smith and Debra J. Smith to John E. Nicholas and Laura J. Nicholas, 119 N. Main St., $164,900.

TAYLOR TOWNSHIP PNC Bank and Sandy Ridge Wind LLC to Sandy Ridge Wind LLC and PNC Bank, $0. Byron L. Walk and Cindy J. Walk to Donald A. Calcagni and Wendy C. Calcagni, Wally Drive, $92,700.



David A. Psota, Carol J. Psota, William L. Ferrera Revocable Living Trust, William L. Ferrara trustee, Carol A. Ferrera Revocable Living Trust and Carol A. Ferrera trustee to Fawzi Ghassan Hamad, 200 Highland Ave. #212, $158,500. Pennsylvania State University to Pennsylvania State University Facilities and Real Estate, 1275 Penfield Road, $1. Pennsylvania State University to Pennsylvania State University Facilities and Real Estate, North Inverary Place, $1. Timothy Lovell and Stephanie Lovell to Ming Li and Yao Guo, 200 Highland Ave., $143,500. Brandon Green and Lucy B. Green to Lucy B. Green, 1009 Walnut Drive, $1. M. Christine Fotopulos to Larry Martinez, Larry S. Martinez and Sandra Annette Martinez, 142 Waupelani Drive, $190,000. Robert W. Knouse and Betty D.

RESI Whole Loan IV LLC to Hillside Residential & Commercial LLC, 364 Baney Road, $28,500. Judith L. Calhoun and Scott A. Calhoun to Norman A. Calhoun and Judith L. Calhoun, Hall Road, $1. Dorothy G. Kline to Dorothy G. Kline and Richard F. Kline Jr., 601 Unionville Pike, $1.

WALKER TOWNSHIP Bobi Jo Catherman and Lance D. Boone to Adam J. Hackenberg and Rachel E. Hackenberg, 355 Ponderosa Drive, $243,250. Natalie Novak by sheriff to Thomas J. Harris and Janet L. Harris, 111 Pebble Lane, $110,000. P. R. Properties Partnership to Lance Bucha, Two Mile Road, $59,000. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Compiled by Gazette staff

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HELP WANTED DISPATCHER for trucking company., Must have experience. Good phone and computer skills. Willing to work in fast paced office. Medical benefits available, plus 401K. Please send resume and probable salary requirements to: P.O. Box 012, Bellefonte, Pa. or fax to 814.000.1111.



1 Week 12 Lines



MOVING sale. Thurs, Fri, Sat. 9a,-4pm.7341 Manor Heights, Bellefonte. Toys, tools, antiques, furniture, kitchen appliance, Bayou Fitness Center, lots of book, lawn furniture, dishes, girls clothes, fax machine, Computer desk, CD racks, stereos, fans, heaters, bikes, much more. No early birds


Total value of all items for sale must be under $2,000 • Must have price of item for sale in ad • Run up to 6 lines for 3 weeks • PRIVATE PARTY ONLY Real Estate, Rentals, Auctions, Financial, Services/Repairs. Garage Sales, Pets, Bulk (firewood, hay, etc.) not eligible. No other discounts or coupons apply.

20 ACRES Or more with free Gas, house is a plus will consider previous owner living in house till passes on. Can place cash offer on Estates. MUST BE WITHIN 45 MINUTES OF TORRENCE STATE HOSPITAL. (724) 3884789

2001 Doublewide, Upper Brush Valley Rd. Penn Valley SD. Lot Rent. New full oil tank. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Propane fireplace. Window treatments. $42,900 (717) 991-4948

Large living room/sliding door to porch. Big kitchen with refrig, dishwasher & stove. Bright table space area. Utility rm with W/D hook-up. Quiet area. Off st parking 2 cars. On CATA bus route. 8 mi to PSU $710+ month. Call Pat (814) 883-6539

HOUSEKEEPING The State College Com-

LAKE Front Cottage, 3br, bath, large living, dining, kitchen area, completely furnished. Great fishing boating. Southern Ontario. 360 miles from Bellefonte. Weekly rates, references required. (814) 355-4255


fort 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. (814) 235-1900 No email resumes, please.

LABORER General laborer, yardwork, painting, helper, etc. $9.00/hour, Paid by local SC bank check. Weekends. (814) 222-5050

KOKO FitClub Opening August 1, is looking for energetic, engaging individuals who have a keen interest in fitness, technology and health—and are interested in changing people’s lives—to become part-time FitCoaches or full-time Managers at our 2 new State College locations. KOKO FitClub is the world’s first and only automated personal training studio, offering Smartraining. KOKO is not a gym. For more information, visit www.state


We are seeking to add a part-time salesperson to our staff. Responsibilities will primarily be on the sales floor and will include: sales and in take of jewelry and watch repairs. Experience in jewelry is not necessary as we are willing to train. 100 East College Ave. State College, PA 16801 (814) 237-7942

Don’t pay too much for Quality Plumbing! Call Savannah Plumbing today for all your plumbing needs. From a leaky faucet to full renovation , we offer quality service at affordable rates. 17 years experience. Fully insured. PA #084115 Call (814) 496 1637

HUGE DOWNSIZING SALE 551 Nilson Road Bellefonte, PA June 7, 8 & 9. 8 am to 4 pm Furniture, antiques, vintage toys, tools, clothing, books, picture frames, antique glassware, cut glassware, jewelry and much much more.

1981 YANMAR Tractor, 4 WD, diesel, front loader, large mower. Garage kept. $5000 (814) 238-9616 CONCRETE MIXER: Electric concrete mix. $125 (814) 364-9773 BUNDLE & SAVE on your Cable, Internet, Phone & more. High speed internet starting at less than $20/mo. Call Now! 1-800-314-9361 DUMP CART: 2 wheeled dump cart. Pull behind garden tractor. $75 (814) 364-9773 LAWN ROLLER: Pull behind lawn roller. $25 (814) 364-9773 LAWN SWEEPER: Pull behind lawn sweeper. $100 (814) 364-9773

SOFA BED: Full size sofa bed. Good condition. Free for pick up. Heywood Wakefield Desk, with chair, $99 (814) 238-6488

TOY TRUCK: Collectibles, 1994 Hess Rescue Truck, in box, $20. 1997 Hess Truck & Racers, $15. 1996 Emergency Truck, $15 (814) 466-6905

Place your Gazette classified ad today. Phone 814-238-5051.

DESCRIPTION brings results. Use adjectives in your classified ads.


1994 Cadillac de Ville: Dark green, 67K miles, leather seats, power seat/windows. Garage kept. Great condition. $4500 (814) 238-9616

2001 Ford Explorer XLT: V-8 142,000 miles. Excellent condition. New tires. $5995 OBO. E-mail or Call (814) 880-8175

1979 Suzuki GS 550 E 22K miles. $1000 OBO (814) 571-7470 ask for Tim.

09 BUDDY SCOOTER: 125 CC Genuine Buddy. Little over 2k miles. Pink & white helmet included! Inspected. $2,012 (814) 531-5853

JUNE 7-13, 2012






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