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September 27-October 3, 2012

Volume 4, Issue 39


THON documentary premieres at State Theatre By SAMI HULINGS For The Gazette

STATE COLLEGE — After working together to create a documentary on the Penn State Blue Band, Emmy-winning documentarians Jeff Hughes and Cole Cullen immediately began thinking about another film project. After asking around the Penn State community, Hughes and Cullen heard one topic loud and clear: THON. “We always look for stories that people are very passionate about, activities that change people’s lives. People immediately said ‘THON is a great story. We love THON. It would be great if somebody could capture the whole story of THON,’” Hughes said. And so after two years of film-

ing, editing and producing, “Why We Dance: The Story of THON,” a 60-minute documentary explaining the story behind the two-day dance marathon, premiered at the State Theatre on Friday, Sept. 21. Two screenings included an invitation-only audience of VIP viewers and THON student volunteers. The documentary will premiere publicly at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 on WPSU-TV and other public television stations across the state. Online streaming will also be available at 8 p.m. on During the two year creation, Hughes served as executive producer of the project. He worked to set the goals for the film, while making decisions about what he and Cullen wanted to achieve with the program. He also

worked to receive funding from a number of foundations including PepsiCo, Hershey Medical Center and the Penn State Alumni Association. In his role as producer and director, Cullen served as the creative end of the documentary, making decisions about the story-telling, interviews and the portrayal of the passion those involved with THON have for the dance marathon. “It’s (the documentary) about THON and THON’s affect on the Four Diamonds and how THON inspires other philanthropic activities,” he said. “It’s unofficially the year of THON. . .but it’s not like the calendar year. It’s just, everything thing that it is, especially what people don’t know.

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SHOW TIME: THON student volunteers gather in the State Theatre for the premiere of “Why We Dance: The Story of THON.”

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BELLEFONTE — Police have charged a Bellefonte man in connection with a fire that destroyed a utility building on South Spring Street early Monday morning. Jeffrey E. Karg, 22, of Bellefonte, faces charges of arson, criminal mischief and unlawful burning. He was arrested when evidence from the blaze pointed to him as a suspect, police said. The fire behind Mattress World Store was Bellefonte’s second major blaze in a little more than two weeks, coming on the heels of a significant one that ripped through the Hotel Do De on Sept. 9. An investigation into that blaze is ongoing; police and fire officials were unavailable for comment at press time. On Monday evening, Karg was arrested while walking in downtown Bellefonte. He was arraigned before District Judge Thomas Jordan and is being housed

By SAMI HULINGS For The Gazette

UNIVERSITY PARK — Though Julian Cardona was interested in the politics of the 2008 presidential election, he wasn’t able to enter the voting booth. At just 17-years-old in 2008, Cardona knew that once the 2012 election season came around, he had to register as a voter. “It’s a right we have as Americans and it’s a privilege to take advantage of it,” he said. On Sept. 19, Cardona, now a Penn State senior, joined thousands of other Penn State students at Rock the Vote, a four-hour traveling event that pro-

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AFTERMATH: A fire behind Dollar General and Mattress World in downtown Bellefonte gutted a warehouse and a delivery truck. at the Centre County prison. Bail has been set at $150,000. Fire crews were called to South Spring Street in the early hours of Monday morning after a fire was reported at the metal struc-

ture. “We got called to a fire in a garage area to the rear of Dollar General,” said Bellefonte Fire Chief Tim Schreffler. “We arrived on scene and there was heavy fire coming from the back of the

building. Initially, we thought we had exposure problems. We increased our alarms, but we kept the fire concentrated.” According to Schreffler,

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ROCKING IT: The “Rock the Vote” campaign visited Penn State last week in an effort to get students registered to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

Capperella’s ‘new’ store attracts shoppers By TRACEY M. DOOMS For the Gazette

BELLEFONTE — Capperella Furniture’s facelift for its Bellefonte store made such a change that customers thought a new store had come to town. “It’s been really exciting for us because our physical building was over 50 years old, and we had not made any major CHRIS MORELLI/The Gazette exterior renovations to bring FRESH LOOK: Capperella’s furniture story along it up to date,” said Dave Capstate Route 150 between Bellefonte and Milesburg perella, who runs the Bellefonte and Lewistown stores has undergone a facelift. Opinion .............................. 7 Health & Wellness ............. 8 Send Story Ideas To editor@

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with his sister, Carol. “The comments we get now are that it really reflects the quality and style of the furniture we sell.” Capperella Furniture has been in the same building on state Route 150 between Bellefonte and Milesburg since 1957, just five years after brothers Frank A. and Henry G. “Rock” Capperella opened their television and appliance sales and service shop on Bishop Street in downtown Bellefonte. The larger Route 150 store allowed for new lines of merchandise, includ-

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Superintendent recommends educational planner By LAURA NICHOLS

STATE COLLEGE — Months of interviews, meetings and planning cumulated in State College Area Superintendent Bob O’Donnell’s recommendation to the School Board of Directors of Brainspace Inc., as educational planner for State High’s coming renovations. Over several meetings, the necessity of an educational planner has been stressed by district officials. O’Donnell and Ed Poprik, director of the Office of Physical Plant, presented what the responsibilities and duties of an educational planner will be to aid the high school in its upcoming

project. Renovations are expected to start in three years. The educational planner will “collaborate with architects, eduators and the learning community to design and enhance facilities that support learning,� O’Donnell said. “They help to transform educational goals into learning spaces.� Brainspaces Inc., the firm recommended to the board at its regular meeting on Monday night, is a Chicago-based firm that touts 25 years of experience in designing learning spaces as well as many accolades, including winning the 2011 Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) International Planner of the Year award and

the public to feel we put in the proper time and energy.� O’Donnell also presented an update on the 2013-14 budget. Just like the 2012-13 budget, there will be a 1.7 percent index only. Expected at the Oct. 8 regular board meeting: ■2011-12 a presentation of the unaudited financial results; ■ 2013-14 budget projections; ■ Five-year budget projections. Budget discussions will also be held during October meetings with employees to discuss district planning efforts, O’Donnell said. Regular board meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. in 131 W. Nittany Ave. and are open to the public.

project, what the expectations and how we establish those pieces,� O’Donnell said. Given that the high school’s renovations are still three years off from officially seeing a “shovel in the ground,� board member Dorothea Stahl said it is imperative all members of the public are up-to-date on all the discussions had and the decisions made when the high school’s designs are finalized. “This project will go to the community to be voted on to go to the referendum. Brainspace, Inc. has done a referendum before ... We have to include the people who have to work there in that process,� Stahl said. “All of our efforts are going to come down to a vote. We want

the 2010 CEFPI National Planner of the Year award, among others. Amy Yurko, the proprietor of Brainspaces Inc., will work with her team to collaborate with the architectural firm recently approved by the board, Crabtree Rohrbaugh and Associates, O’Donnell said. On Oct. 8, the board can expect a draft of a contract for Brainspaces Inc., to bring before the board for approval. It will include the scope of work, the timeline, fees, deliverables and data for the educational specifications. A November work session with the architect and educational planner will be scheduled to further discuss “how we plan the


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New banking regulations Democrats to having impact in region host dinner By LAURA NICHOLS

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STATE COLLEGE — The federal government’s push to expand banking regulations appears to be having a negative impact on the financial industry in State College and all of Centre County. According to several local banking leaders, in its efforts to avoid another financial meltdown by “banks too big to fail,� the Congress and Obama administration are placing impediments in front of many smaller banks. The new regulations are making it difficult to conduct business for smaller, regionally focused institutions, they say. Ted McDowell, regional president of AmeriServ, and Jack Infield, regional president of Susquehanna Bank, agree that the Centre County market is highly competitive and the new push to regulate the industry is making it even more difficult to succeed here. “It’s been an interesting business to be in recently,� said McDowell. “This is an attractive market, even though we’re not in the middle of the Marcellus shale (natural gas) boom. But with the regulations, every bank is experiencing low margins.� “Banks are one of the most highly regulated industries in the United States,� Infield said. “The big city banks aren’t doing us any favors.� Infield said he believes that the financial crisis started with regulations that were weak or inappropriate created around large institutions. “But

Congress has painted everyone with the same brush,� he noted. “They are asking us, for example, to go through cataclysmic scenarios to see what we’d do. It started with banks with $50 billion in assets. It moved down to $10 billion. Now it’s down to a halfbillion.� “It has been a challenge to maintain good credit quality in this environment,� added McDowell. “I think we are all sitting on the edge of our seats.� While some regulations are needed, McDowell feels that the government may have gone too far, recently. “The pendulum has swung way too far towards over-regulation,� he said. Banks in the Centre County market have money to lend, “and we want to lend it,� said McDowell. “But increased regulation provides more obstacles to doing good business.� As a result of the current push to require all banks to meet new regulations, Infield predicts increased cost in order to stay in compliance. “For us to meet requirements of the stress testing, for example, we had to pay 15 non-income-producing people. That adds cost. This is my 35th year in banking. In the old days you could borrow money more easily. Today it’s difficult to get business done. We have got to get companies spending again.� Both McDowell and Infield want their organizations to focus on the needs of local customers. “But regulation in banking is making it difficult to conduct business in a customer-centric, friendly way,� said Infield. “A lot of customers don’t

understand that we have to do many things that don’t make money for us.� Infield explained that the recent acquisition of Graystone Bank by Susquehanna Bank was, in many substantive ways, driven by the need to have the capitalization to meet regulations in the Dodd-Frank bill and Basel II and Basel III, which set standards for capitalization, among other regulations. “We now have the size we need, while still trying to be regional in our services. The bottom line is: The economy has to recover, and that’s all about jobs,� Infield said. In the current uncertainty, both men agree, businesses are afraid to take business loans. While rates are good, it is difficult to qualify for loans. “Cars and housing drive our business. The rental market is strong but people aren’t buying houses. Hundreds of vendors are involved in home building. We are in our seventh year of a housing recession. And recessions have never been this prolonged,� Infield said. Infield predicted that the recent move by the Fed — called E3 — is not likely to help the economy recover. “The Fed is trying to inject money into the economy with E3. But it’s not going to stimulate the economy. Rates are artificially low. Pumping dollars will not create opportunity. It will just devalue our dollars.� Local banks will continue to do the best they can in the current economic environment. “It’s just not going to be as easy as it used to be,� Infield said.

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Vote, from page 1 vides young adults with information about casting ballots, while also allowing them to register to vote. Outside Eisenhower Auditorium, speakers blasting music from the DJ table enticed students to check out the red, white and blue tents filled with volunteers and all the proper voting paperwork. Many stood in a line that wrapped around the Huck Life Science Building, waiting for free tickets to the most highly-anticipated Rock the Vote event, a concert featuring Jack Johnson, G. Love and Animal Liberation Orchestra. Event sponsors including Music Choice, Participant Media, the makers of “Assassins Creed III� and Twonky provided additional activities for students during the afternoon event. Cordona said the entertainment provided by these sponsors helped to make the event more college-oriented. “It gets people involved. It’s our right to vote. I think that a lot of people my age, we really don’t follow politics that much and it really doesn’t affect us as much as, you know, older people in the work force. But it’s good to get involved,� he said. Penn State freshman Catherine Clause said waiting in line for Jack Johnson concert tickets provided her with the perfect opportunity to reregister to vote. “I actually registered before, but my address changed, so now I need to change it. My family is pretty big about it (registering), about expressing that every vote matters.� Clause, who said she identifies with the Democratic Party, will be voting for President Barack Obama on Nov. 6. “Honestly, I think out of both the presidential candidates, it’s picking the better one between them. I just like him better, his ideas, his philosophies,� she said. Emma Hance, a Penn State senior and Rock the Vote volunteer, said dur-


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STUDENTS REGISTER to vote while they wait in line for tickets to the Jack Johnson, G. Love and Animal Liberation Orchestra concert. ing the event, she was working to teach students more about politics and voting. “Right now a lot of the decisions that are being made are being made by people who are not in our shoes and they are decisions that are affecting us,� she said. “So if you really want to the change the issues that we see as present and life-changing, then that’s something that we need to do. We cannot let our parents and our grandparents dictate what we do.� She feels that sometimes the younger generation sees registering to vote as a bad thing. As a Rock the Vote volunteer, she hopes to change that. “Rock the Vote brings younger staff members and younger people advocating it and it makes it much more hip, for a lack of a better word. It makes it much more accessible.� With Penn State as the last stop of the current tour, Chrissy Faessen, Rock the Vote’s vice president for communications and marketing, said a new leg of the tour will begin in

Philadelphia later this month. “For us, there’s legislation across the country and in particular in Pennsylvania that changed what young people need in order to go to the polls on Election Day,� she said. “We thought it was critical to really target large universities in Pennsylvania (like Penn State) to make sure that those students knew what they needed in order to cast a ballot on Election Day.� Faessen said Rock the Vote’s goal has been to get as many young people engaged in the political process as possible. And since its founding more than 20 years ago, Rock the Vote has done just that, helping to lead the momentum, effort and excitement of the younger generation. “This is their future. This is their county. The absolutely have a say in how it’s run and how we hold those accountable that we elect into office,� Faessen said. “I hope that every single person who walks out of that line and away from the concert stops by and registers to vote.�

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THON, from page 1 People think that it’s just this weekend in February, but we wanted to show everything else about it.” Throughout production, Hughes and Cullen’s goal was simple, to explain about the passion Penn State students, alumni and faculty have for THON. To do this, both men knew the documentary had to include much more than just footage of 46 hours of Penn State students dancing for a cure. The film also includes coverage of THON events throughout the year, like students canning and spending time at Hershey Medical Center and with Four Diamonds families. “(People not involved with THON) see the cans. They know that it’s two days in February. Well we wanted to tell the whole story and let people know why students are so passionate about it,” Hughes said. With footage from THON 2011, THON

2012 and everything leading up to the marathons, Hughes and Cullen believe they have accomplished their goal, especially after hearing the laughter and seeing the tears of those in attendance at the premiere. But they hope for even more laughter and tears when the documentary premieres on public television. “The crowd tonight is an easy crowd. People tonight are going to love the documentary. I wanted people that know nothing about THON to love the documentary and to love THON,” Cullen said. “I wanted them to see the passion. Maybe not feel the passion like the students do, but to see, see not only is it this cool thing that these kids are passionate about, but it is actually a really good thing because they (students) are helping these families.” “I think when people understand the story, they will be much more likely to contribute and support the cause,” Hughes said.

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Fire, from page 1 no one was injured in the blaze, which began around 4 a.m. Crews were forced to cut electrical service to the building and residents near the scene were without power for a short time. There was also some concern for the safety of firefighters because of power lines above the building. “Due to the high power lines above the fire, we had to keep our manpower out of that area until all of the lines were secured. West Penn (Power) came in and secured the lines and gave us an opportunity to get into the fire,” Schreffler said. The utility building was a metal structure, which may have aided the fire crews in battling the blaze. However, there was some concern about damage to the surrounding buildings. “At this point, we cannot find any damage associated to any other buildings or any other exposure from this fire. Everything appears to be concentrated to that building,” Schreffler said. A delivery truck was burned in the fire. Officials did not release a damage estimate. It was Bellefonte’s second major fire in a little over two weeks. “It’s just like anything else. For a long time, it’s been quiet. But when you have two major incidents like this in a few weeks, it does increase the stress level a little bit. But more importantly, we have a job to do, and we continue to do what we can do best,” Schreffler said. According to Schreffler, crews respond-

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ed quickly and contained the blaze. “Phenomenal job by everyone involved,” he said. “They kept it concentrated, and there were no injuries to report.” On Tuesday, a sign on the door of the Dollar General said it would be closed “until further notice.” A worker who did not wish to be identified said the building sustained some water damage.

HOTEL TO BE RAZED Severe damage to the Hotel Do De will force owner John Dann Sr. to tear the building down. The fire on Sept. 9 caused the roof to collapse onto the third floor. The building was inspected last week by Jesse Smith, the structural engineer. While the Hotel Do De cannot be saved, the Garman Opera House Theatre could be — provided it gets a new roof. The borough is expected to pay for the cost of a new roof.

DO DE DONATIONS On Sept. 27, servers at the Bellefonte Pizza Hut will donate 100 percent of their tips to the victims of the Hotel Do De fire. Pizza Hut is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. that day. Residents of the Centre Region are encouraged to stop, eat and help the community. For those unable to stop and eat, a “tip jar” will be placed at the front counter for carry-out customers and those simply wishing to make a donation. The Pizza Hut is located at 1074 E. Bishop St. in Bellefonte. For more information, call (814) 3555160. drop interactive room planner at The store and its services have been updated, but 60 years of Capperella tradition remain in play. In fact, a third generation of Capperellas can be found occasionally in the warehouse, where Dave’s 7-year-old son, Dominic, enjoys helping put furniture together. “People trust in our name,” Capperella said. “We’ve worked very hard to build that trust over the years. When your name is on the sign, you never forget that, and you always treat people the way you want to be treated.”

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State Representative When false allegations are brought up late in an election, that is called a “smear campaign.” Campaigns weak on the issues use smears to incite ignorance and fear. Smears must be faced down, so voters can be free to focus on the issues. Years ago, allegations were made against both of the candidates in this election. Lee was innocent and the allegations against him were dismissed. So, on to the issues: ✔ Clean water and local control of our environment. ✔ Education for a strong local economy ✔ Individual rights for women; voting rights for all

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H.G. Wells’ birthday a time to celebrate Scripps Howard News Service Few foreign writers have influenced American popular culture as much as Herbert George Wells, who would be celebrating his 146th birthday this week if only he’d actually built a time machine rather than simply written about one. Americans have made uncounted billions from the vast science fiction industry that he — more than anyone else — created. Wells was born Sept. 21, 1866, to a blue-collar family in the small English village of Bromley, near London. He learned to love fiction while bedridden at age 7 with a broken leg. He won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science, now the Royal Academy of Science, and studied under the famed biologist Thomas Henry Huxley. Like many writers, Wells was dogged by poverty. But his fortunes improved in 1895 with the publication of his first novel, “The Time Machine,” a vision of a not-too-optimistic future for humanity. It was an immediate sensation. In rapid succession, Wells produced other classics like “The Island of Dr. Moreau,” “The Invisible Man,” “First Men in the Moon” and, in 1898, his masterwork, “The War of the Worlds.” Google three years ago celebrated Well’s birthday by depicting on its search page a flying saucer hovering over a farmland dotted with crop circles. The Internet giant issued the mysterious numbers “51.327629, -0.5616088” — the geographic coordinates for the small village where Wells’ Martians first landed. Although he was a serious social commentarist who authored more than 100 books, Wells’ lasting legacy was the popularization of science fiction as a serious art form. Today, about a third of Hollywood’s top-grossing movies have sci-fi themes, as do many of our top-grossing novels. Almost all of Wells’ major novels were produced into major films, although it’s James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi blockbuster “Avatar” that holds the record as the world’s top-grossing film with receipts topping $2.8 billion. Actor and movie director Orson Welles famously interviewed Wells in 1940, six years before his death, and joked about the panic his radio production of “The War of the Worlds” produced two years earlier. “Are you sure there was such a panic in America or wasn’t it your Halloween fun?” Wells asked. Happy 146th birthday, Mr. Wells.

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

Obama fails at Mideast leadership By JAY AMBROSE Scripps Howard News Service

The day after the Libyan tragedy, President Barack Obama flew out to Las Vegas to do a political hootchykootchy and days earlier refused a future meeting with the prime minister of Israel, who is worried about something not so minor: how madmen edging toward nuclear weaponry in Iran just might immolate 7 million fellow citizens. And what prompted the disdain of numerous news outlets? Not this travesty substituting for serious leadership. No, what struck many as a more embarrassing story was Mitt Romney’s reaction to a Cairo embassy statement prior to protesters storming the place. He didn’t like it that it focused on a free speech exercise in America, and — as one example of a widespread press reaction — a New Yorker writer said the Romney words could be “the death knell” of his campaign. That’s possible, I guess, if we continue to have journalistic multitudes that, if Romney ever sneezes, will rush to their keyboards to say he just might be infecting the world with a deadly plague. I myself think lots more should have wondered about the appropriateness of a Nevada political rally a day after another 9/11 murder of Americans. More than that, I think vast numbers of reporters

should focus on a whole series of Middle East policies that have just maybe set up the world for a massive calamity. One of the worst of the Obama miscalculations, in the view of some of us at least, was the betrayal of Iranian dissidents who just might have toppled a dangerous, anti-American, nuke-ambitious dictatorship with the right kind of support in 2009. Instead, we have a president who apparently thought we would win the day through rational, respectful conversation with irrational, America-hating leaders there. In general, the clearly failed Obama approach to making foreigners love us has been a mix of flattery and apologies for U.S. behavior. But wait a second: Here come the fact-checkers, telling us Obama never used the word “apologize,” as if no one can apologize without using the word. As a nonsense-checker, I can tell you that’s just as wrongheaded as contending apologies were not present because Obama would sometimes say good things about us in the same speeches he said bad things. Obama is practiced at winks on many topics that are very close to the opposite of nudges only minutes earlier, as a political tactic meant to make all sides happy. But his occasional reassurances about a beneficent America now guided by him as president did

not erase his confirmation to friends and enemies that they have sound reason to dislike us. Here is another Obama contradiction. He is forever bragging about the killing of Osama bin Laden, as if he personally figured out where he was and then parachuted into Pakistan and wrestled him to death with his own hands. Niall Ferguson, a Harvard history professor, points out in a Sept. 17 Daily Beast piece how Obama has assured Mideast Muslims that we share the same values and then notes that 79 percent of Egyptians now have an unfavorable opinion of us, compared to 75 percent during President George W. Bush’s last year in office. Ferguson observes as well how Obama has refused to draw a “red line” signaling to Iran that it can go only so far in developing nuclear weapons before decisive action. Without some such stance on our part, Iran is likely to figure it can get away with anything, making an Israeli attack or nuclear danger far more likely. Refusing a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu encourages Iran just that much more. This is amateurism. It is naivete. Romney has done nothing to compare to it, including his recently revealed realism about Palestinians not the least bit interested in peaceful coexistence with Israel.

Romney gets little help from GOP move By DAN K. THOMASSON Scripps Howard News Service

WASHINGTON — Republicans seem to be having a tough time doing anything right these days, at least politically. Not only is their presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, trailing in three of the five states that are expected to decide the election, there is a growing pessimism among GOP candidates and supporters generally about their chances in November. So far, Romney has been unable to convince women, old folks and a high percentage of those without work that they would be better off with him than another four years of Barack Obama. GOP senators, meanwhile, are so dedicated to lowering the nation’s deficit — not a bad thing, mind you — that they fell into a Democratic trap and scuttled a bill that would have set up jobs program for veterans, 1 out of 4 of whom are unemployed. The reason: It would have added a measly $1 billion to the debt over a five-year period. Actually, they pinned their objection on the fact that the proposal — to put vets to work restoring our national parks — didn’t provide for lowering the deficit elsewhere to cover the cost, a technicality. America’s fighting men and women aren’t likely to forget that insensitivity to their welfare, especially because we’re still at war and such a

huge number come home with little waiting for them. The veterans’ job relief bill was modeled on the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps that gave unemployed young men a chance to earn a living while improving parks and forests. The veterans would work in resource management and preservation projects on public lands. They also could be hired as police officers and firefighters. But the proposal was defeated 5840, with only five Republicans joining a solid Democratic line. That was two votes shy of the 60 needed to overcome a procedural objection. Politically, it would have been far better for the GOP and its congressional candidates had the bill passed. Who does such a thing during wartime — or anytime, for that matter? The cumulative impact of mistakes racked up among the stalwarts of the Grand Old Party could easily sink their ship in six weeks. Romney in particular doesn’t need now to be accused of a lack of sympathy for veterans. He already has made it known, in a released video, that he believes nearly half of American voters won’t support him because he might take away their government subsidies — an embarrassing statement made at a fundraiser months ago that has provided a handy club for Democrats, including the president. Romney has spent so much time explaining himself that he has been unable to redirect the focus to the

economic issue that nearly every analyst views as Obama’s Achilles’ heel. Besides, polls are beginning to show that the electorate has become somewhat less concerned about the nation’s financial ills with the housingmarket slump finally easing. Romney’s struggles are a textbook on political ineptness. What chance he had against Obama depended on not making a foolish mistake but to merely keep it civil and not divert from the one goal of convincing voters that he could improve their financial lot. But his campaign organization seems in disarray, with one gaffe after another. By thumbing their noses at an opportunity to do something for veterans, Senate Republicans worsened what already was a miserable week for Romney — and crucial debates are coming up. Those veterans have been fighting for years in Iraq and Afghanistan, and some have served as many as three or four tours. If one needs any more evidence of the vote’s potential political damage, it is a statement by Paul Rieckhoff, founder of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America organization. After the vote, The Washington Post quoted Rieckhoff as saying, “We hope constituent veterans and their families across the country will hold the Senate accountable for this failure.” And only Republicans opposed it.



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HEALTH & WELLNESS Actively participate in your health care There are doctors who recommend that all adults take a daily multivitamin. Studies published between 1966 and 2002 show that there is a relationship between adequate vitamin intake and various diseases. The studies conclude that suboptimal levels of vitamin intake are associated with increased risk of contracting a variety of chronic diseases, including cancer and heart disease. This is true even when intakes are high enough to prevent classical symptoms of deficiency diseases like scurvy, beriberi and rickets. The recommended dietary allowance, or RDA, of various vitamins is intended to prevent deficiency disease, not to provide an optimal level of vitamin intake. It has long been known that the elderly, the sick and Julie A. Wilczynski people on restrictive is a traditional naturopath, coundiets are vulnerable to selor of natural vitamin deficiencies. health, certified nu- However, the “normal tritional consultdiet” of more than ant, certified pertwo-thirds of Amerisonal trainer, and yoga and Pilates in- cans does not include the recommended structor. daily intake of at least five servings of fruits and vegetables. Only those eating a “super-perfect” diet are likely to get all the vitamins they need from their food. Excessive dosage levels can also have toxic effects. Many traditional and allopathic doctors may view vitamins as an alternative therapy or may not appreciate the importance of vitamin deficiencies and may therefore overlook the value of recommending multivitamins to their patients. ■ Too little folic acid, along with insufficient vitamins B6 and B12 are a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, neural tube defects, and colon and breast cancer. ■ Low levels of Vitamin D contribute to osteopenia (decreased bone density) and fractures. ■ Insufficient levels of the antioxidant


vitamins (vitamins A, E, and C) may increase risk for several chronic diseases. ■ It appears prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements, because most people do not consume an optimal amount of all vitamins by diet alone. ■ Adults should avoid the dangerous practices of taking high doses of vitamin A during pregnancy or massive doses of fatsoluble vitamins (vitamins A, E, D, K) at any age. Although vitamin deficiency is encountered infrequently in developed countries, inadequate intake of several vitamins is associated with chronic disease. Reviews of nine vitamins showed that elderly people, vegans, alcohol-dependent individuals and patients with malabsorption are at higher risk of inadequate intake or absorption of several vitamins. Excessive doses of vitamin A during early pregnancy and fat-soluble vitamins taken anytime may result in adverse outcomes. Inadequate folate status is associated with neural tube defect and some cancers. Folate and vitamins B6 and B12 are required for homocysteine metabolism and are associated with coronary heart disease risk. Vitamin E and lycopene may decrease the risk of prostate cancer. Vitamin D is associated with decreased occurrence of fractures when taken with calcium. Some groups of individuals, adults and children, are at higher risk for vitamin deficiency and suboptimal vitamin status. Many physicians may be unaware of common food sources of vitamins or unsure which vitamins they should recommend for their patients. Vitamin excess is possible with supplementation, particularly for fat-soluble vitamins. Inadequate intake of several vitamins has been linked to chronic diseases, including coronary heart disease, cancer, and in adult’s osteoporosis. A simple questionnaire going over family history and current symptomatology will aid in determining if you are meeting your needs of vitamins and minerals and dietary fats. If you would like to determine if you are getting correct levels sent me an email at requesting the “Optimal Nutrition Questionnaire.”

Safety seat inspections to be held at hospital From Gazette staff reports LEWISTOWN — The Family Place at Lewistown Hospital is conducting Child Safety Seat Inspections from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 20. This inspection is appropriate for any one who is expecting a baby or has children under the age of eight years. Certified Child Passenger Safety technicians conduct inspections. The Family Place at Lewistown Hospital is a permanent fitting station program, and trained staff is available as a resource for

area parents and childcare providers. Nearly 80 percent of all Child Safety Seats are not installed correctly. Improperly restrained safety seats can be found among all races, socioeconomic, and educational levels. Parents and caregivers are responsible for the proper installation of child safety seats, and The Family Place at Lewistown Hospital is a resource when assistance is needed. For more information call The Family Place at (717) 242-7110 or visit under calendar or health education.

Lions Club offers help with medical equipment From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — If you have a shortterm need for medical equipment, help is on the way. The Patton Township Lions Club medical equipment program has items available for loan. These items include, wheelchairs, walkers, comodes, raised toilet seats with supports, transfer seats, canes, shower chairs, shower stools, canes with arm supports, wooden crutches, grabbers and lift chairs. The only condition of the loan is that the equipment be returned

when it is no longer needed. Request may be made by calling Tom Lewis at (814) 692-4293 or Nancy Parks after 2 p.m. at (814) 321-5832. Please include your phone number and a description of the items you need or wish to donate. At the present time, there is a need for extra wide wheelchairs. The Patton Township Lions are composed mostly of members from Patton and Halfmoon Townships. For more information, visit the website at:

Red Cross still in need of blood donations From Gazette staff reports Spring, summer, autumn and winter. No matter the time of year, helping to save lives is always in season, according to the American Red Cross. “Leaves on the trees change colors, but the need for blood donors is constant. Every two seconds, someone in our country needs a blood transfusion,” stated John Hagins, CEO, American Red Cross, Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region. “These needs continue day and night, 365 days a year.” While many people associate summer and the holidays with urgent blood needs, contributing factors include lower than expected blood donations during the weeks leading up to these time periods. “Strong donor turnout now is essential to entering the Thanksgiving through New Year’s period with sufficient blood supplies,” Hagins explained. “To meet the needs of patients we serve in our 100county blood region, we must collect nearly 900 blood and platelet donations each weekday, plus dozens more on the weekends.”

Currently donors of all blood types are needed, particularly those with O positive, O negative, A negative and B negative blood types. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission), meet height and weight requirements (at least 110 pounds based on height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Donors should bring their Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when they come to donate. Donation appointments may be scheduled at many Red Cross blood drives. To schedule a blood donation appointment where available, or to find nearby blood drives, visit or call 1800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The Greater Alleghenies Region directly serves hospitals, patients and donors in a 100-county area in Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, with more than five-dozen blood products and related services, and also supports blood needs experienced by patients elsewhere in hospitals served through Red Cross Blood Services.


■ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Red Cross Donor Center, 135 S. Pugh St., State College ■ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Delta Program at Fairmount Elementary, 411 S. Frasier St., State College ■ 12:30-6:30 p.m. — Boalsburg Volunteer Fire Company, 112 E. Pine St., Boalsburg ■ 1-7 p.m. — Warrior’s Mark United

Methodist Church, 1840 Centre Line Road, Warrior’s Mark


■ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — PSU/HUB - Alumni Hall, Pollock Road, State College ■ Noon-6 p.m. — Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. High St., Bellefonte

Lewistown hospital offers childbirth class this fall From Gazette staff reports LEWISTOWN — The Family Place at Lewistown Hospital is offering a five-week Prepared Childbirth class on from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6, 2012. Classes will be held at Lewistown Hospital. The class covers topics including; pregnancy issues, labor review, medications available during labor, breathing and re-

laxation techniques, and care of mom and her newborn after delivery. This class is to be attended by both mother-to-be and her labor partner(s). Registration is required. Call (814) 2427110 or register online at under Calendar or Health Education. The class is offered at no cost for women planning to deliver at Lewistown Hospital.

Mount Nittany plans future expansion and renovation From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Medical Center announced today further expansion and renovation projects to meet the growing health care needs of the communities it serves. Toward that goal, president and CEO Steve Brown, FACHE, and Chief Financial Officer Rich Wisniewski, CPA, asked the Centre County commissioners to adopt the resolution authorizing the issuance of taxexempt bonds and execute the Certificate of Approval for the Medical Center on behalf of the Centre County Hospital Authority at a recent meeting. The sale of the Series 2012 Bonds will support planned construction and expansion projects at the medical center, including the expansion of the surgical services unit by 60,000 square feet, adding 5 new operating rooms, expanded post surgical care area, additional pre-surgery care areas, storage and a central sterile supply space. In 2011, Mount Nittany Medical Center added da Vinci robotic technology to its growing surgical capabilities. Surgical cases at the Medical Center grew by 14 percent last fiscal year and grew at the surgical center by more than 10 percent. In addition, Mount Nittany Medical Center is expanding its pain management

services and transitioning these services to the new facility at the intersection of Old Gatesburg Road and Blue Course Drive. Mount Nittany Medical Center will offer walk-in laboratory and radiology services at this location to improve convenience and access to these services. The projects are estimated to cost $36 million plus costs for equipment. Bonds will also be issued to refinance the 2009 bonds which will generate $4.6 million in savings on those bonds. The total bonds to be issued will be approximately $112 million. Construction for the projects will commence this fall. Mount Nittany Health recently added a three-story patient tower of private patient rooms and a new main entrance to the medical center. The first phase of the new emergency department is complete, with the second phase completed in spring of 2013. The Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion will open in the fall of 2012 on the medical center campus and the Sieg Neuroscience Center will open on Old Gatesburg Road in the fall as well. The health system has grown its physician practice to more than 65 physicians with locations in Bellefonte, State College, North Atherton Street, Penns Valley, Mifflin County, and Boalsburg.


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NSF grant supports innovative Big Data training From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — An interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers is creating a new training program for doctoral students in Big Data Social Science, with the help of a National Science Foundation grant totaling $3 million over five years. The competitive grant is coordinated through the NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. This is only the second IGERT grant awarded to Penn State over the past decade. “Every day, millions of new human interactions are recorded and millions of old human interactions are digitized, creating massive new sources of data about cooperation, conflict and every social behavior in between,” said Burt Monroe, associate professor of political science and director of the Big Data Social Science project at Penn State. “There is a great opportunity here, but no single scientific discipline has all of the tools necessary to meet the challenges.”

The Penn State team is developing a new curriculum and degrees in social data analytics, bringing together the social, statistical, computational and visual sciences, aiming to help create an innovative new generation of scientists equipped to address the scientific, economic, social and ethical challenges of massive and complex socially generated data. Susan Welch, dean of the College of the Liberal Arts, said: “Since its founding, Penn State has been a national leader in interdisciplinary research and teaching by expanding the frontiers of knowledge and contributing to the enrichment of society. The Big Data Social Science project is among the newest initiatives to train future teachers and scientists who will lead the way in the advanced technologies of data science and analytics.” The NSF IGERT program aims to establish new models of graduate education by training young doctoral scientists and engineers in a collaborative research environment transcending traditional disciplines. Each of the five years, several two-

Penn State Video Learning Network earns award From Gazette staff reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Many jobs now require a bachelor’s degree, but only 27 percent of Pennsylvania residents age 25 and older have a bachelor’s degree or higher, according to the Pennsylvania State Data Center. To help more Pennsylvania adults access higher education, Penn State has created a statewide network of 20 video classrooms that offer accelerated education programs. The Penn State Video Learning Network (VLN) is being honored with the 2012 Shirley Davis Award for Excellence in Synchronous Distance Learning by the National University Technology Network (NUTN). “Our mission is to serve Pennsylvania adult learners that need to earn credentials and degrees at their hometown Penn State campus,” said Rosemarie Piccioni, director of the Penn State Video Learning Network. “Every credit has to count, so our courses run for seven-and-a-half weeks, and credits earned often can be used for a certificate and also applied toward a degree program. We also offer general education credit courses to help an adult students begin their journey.” The Davis Award recognizes institutions providing synchronous distance learning of a superior nature. It will be presented Sept. 18 during NUTN’s Network 2012

Conference in Kansas City. NUTN is a professional development network for the advancement of teaching and learning in distance education. Penn State Video Learning Network classrooms are equipped with identical video conferencing systems that enable live delivery of courses from one Penn State campus to up to three other campuses. Courses are held on nights and weekends and also include online components. Current programs include Business Essentials for Professionals and Labor Studies and Employment Relations certificate programs and a pilot RN to B.S. in Nursing degree cohort. The Penn State VLN is currently available at the following Penn State campuses: Altoona, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Erie, Fayette, Great Valley (two VLN classrooms), Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Harrisburg, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, University Park and York, and the Lewistown and Williamsport learning centers. Penn State Continuing Education offers a venue for adults to return to the classroom on their own terms. Continuing Education is part of Penn State Outreach, which serves more than 5 million people each year, in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and more than 100 countries worldwide.

year traineeships of $30,000 each will be awarded to doctoral students drawn from across the University in the social sciences — including political science, sociology, criminal justice, demography, human development, health policy, anthropology, economics, communications, geography, computer science, information science and statistics. The trainees will engage in multidisciplinary classwork and research experiences in social data analytics including machine learning, statistics, visual analytics, social science methodology and the ethics and scientific responsibility of big social data. They will be able to take part in research rotations in various Penn State labs and projects involving big social data. Summer research externships will be available with corporate, government and nonprofit partners. The project also will host challenge competitions, hackathons and collaborative research activities. Among the research team members are

Monroe, principal investigator and director of the Quantitative Social Science Initiative; associate director Christopher Zorn, research professor of political science; and co-principal investigators C. Lee Giles, the David Reese Professor in Information Sciences and Technology and professor of computer science and engineering; Melissa Hardy, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Demography; Alan MacEachren, professor of geography and director of the GeoVISTA Center; and Aleksandra Slavkovic, associate professor of statistics and public health sciences. Seven Penn State doctoral students have been named to the first cohort of Big Data Social Science IGERT Trainees: Beatrice Abiero, health policy and demography; Margaret Ariotti, political science; Muhammed Idris, political science; Joshua Stevens, geography; Jennifer Smith, geography; Stephanie Wilson, human development and family studies; and Mo Yu, information sciences and technology. More information can be found at


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FRIENDS OF Lewistown Hospital awarded two Sophie Snook Scholarships during their annual meeting on Sept. 11. Friends established the scholarship program in memory of Sophie Snook, the first graduate of the original Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing. Applicants must either be a Lewistown Hospital employee pursing a secondary diploma, certificate or degree relating to health care or must be a student enrolled in the Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing. Applications are due each year by May 30. Pictured, from left, Loretta Pursel, Friends scholarship committee member, Deann Smith and Bonnie Bowsman, scholarship winners, and Wanda Gable, Friends Scholarship committee member.

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Ingram Fuels to hold blanket drive for needy From Gazette staff reports

SAM STITZER/For The Gazette

THE INDOOR yard sale at Grace United Church of Christ was busy all day.

Community yard sales a success in Spring Mills By SAM STITZER

SPRING MILLS — Spring Mills held its Community Wide Yard Sales on Sept. 21 and 22. The event was combined with a celebration of the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Old Gregg School Community & Recreation Center on Sept. 22. In nearly perfect weather on Friday, the town was filled with shoppers perusing the many sales set up in town. All manner of used items were being offered for sale at bargain prices. Along with household items, Dee Wilkins was selling hand made bathroom deodorizers made from rolls of toilet paper combined with cinnamon and other aromatic spices. Her yard sale on Railroad Street was multi-generational, with her daughter, Jennifer, and grandson, Logan, helping out. On Cooper Street, sisters Kara Bressler and Cheryl Grenoble were having a sale at Bressler’s house. They were clearing out many items owned by their mother, who had recently passed away. The sales were not limited to the town of Spring Mills. About three miles away, on sinking Creek Road, the Mark Kauffman family was having a big sale in their barn. Mark’s daughter, Marissa, was making sales and reported a fair amount of traffic at their sale despite its somewhat remote location.

Throughout Spring Mills, the aroma of barbecued chicken permeated the air. Grace United Church of Christ was having its annual sale of barbecued chicken, soup and sticky rolls. The church also had a yard sale inside the building. The church’s food sale tradition goes back 38 years in Spring Mills. Organizer Sandy Stitzer said: “Our proceeds all go back to the community.” She said the church supports the Penns Valley HOPE Fund, the Gregg Township Fire Company, Penns Valley EMS and several other organizations in the area. On Saturday, the Old Gregg School Community & Recreation Center celebrated its fourth anniversary with a sale of books, crafts and food. Proceeds from this event benefited the center. The Old Gregg building ceased operating as an elementary school in June of 2007, and an advisory board was formed, which obtained permission to use the building as a community center. The Penns Valley School district sold the building to Gregg Township for one dollar, and now the advisory board manages the center. Fees paid by tenants and programs in the building as well as donations, pay the operating expenses. The center serves as a home for the Penns Valley Community Church, classes by the Centre County Extension, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, yoga classes, a library and a thrift store, among others. It is also used for many craft fairs, a farmers market, charity events and is home to a teen youth center.

Bellefonte Elks to hold service program fundraiser From Gazette staff reports BELLEFONTE — Every Tuesday during October, the Bellefonte Elks Club will feature a soup and sandwich for only $5. The club is currently looking for volunteers who would like to donate and share their favorite specialty soup and sandwich. Every week, the menu will be posted at

the Elks. In addition to the soup and sandwich, there will be desserts available to purchase. To wrap up the fundraiser on Nov. 1, a kettle of bean soup will be prepared along with homemade bread. Soup sales begin at noon that day. All proceeds benefit the Elks Home Service Program.

Civil War group to meet From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — The October meeting of the 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Civil War Reenactment Group will be held on at 7 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Hoss’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant in State College. The Company will discuss participation in several 150th anniversary reenactment events this fall. During the Civil War, seven of the ten companies of the 148th PA Regiment were recruited from Centre County and became

known as “The Centre County Regiment.” The 148th PA Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Reenactment Group has over 80 active members from Centre, Clearfield, Mifflin, Juniata, Huntingdon, Blair and Carbon Counties. The Regiment is actively recruiting new members. Anyone who is interested in learning more about Civil War reenacting or the Civil War in general is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact president Lynn Herman at (814) 861-0770 or captain Dave Felice at (814) 360-2626.

STATE COLLEGE — With record-high prices at the pump and rising grocery costs, many area families and senior citizens are struggling to make ends meet. As winter approaches many families and individuals may be forced to make difficult choices between heating their homes and other necessities like nutritious food and health care. Ingram Fuels, a fuel oil, propane and coal dealer serving Centre and Clinton counties, is helping those less fortunate stay warm this winter by collecting new blankets from the community and then distributing them to organizations who serve those in need. The Ingram Fuels Blanket Drive for the Needy, which is

cosponsored by News Talk 103 WRSC-FM and MoneyTalk 1390, starts Oct. 1 and ends on Nov. 4. During the month of October, blankets can be dropped off at Ingram Fuels’ headquarters at 4187 Nittany Valley Drive, Howard; Ingram’s Markets; YMCA in Bellefonte, State College and Lock Haven; and State College Salvation Army. At its conclusion, the blankets will be distributed to the Youth Service Bureau, the Community Help Centre, the Out of the Cold Centre County organization, the Salvation Army in Lock Haven and State College, the Clinton County United Way and to area shelters located in Centre and Clinton Counties. For more information, call Kendra at Ingram Fuels at (800) 626-0243 or visit


KYLE POORMAN/For The Gazette

STATE COLLEGE Area High School crowned its 2012 Homecoming King and Queen on Friday night. Andrew Kelly (left) was selected as State High's King, while Samantha Malizia was selected as Queen. The announcement was made at halftime of Friday's football game with Harrisburg at Memorial Field.

Croquet tournament set From Gazette staff reports BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Chamber annual Croquet Tournament will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Talleyrand Park in Bellefonte.

The rules will be simplified and the top three teams receive cash prizes and medals. For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, call Gary Hoover at (814) 355-2917.

Garage sale scheduled From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — The Foxdale Village Retirement Center will hold its fall garage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 29. The sale will feature household furni-

ture, appliances, jewelry, collectibles, art, linens, décor, tools, kitchen stuff, annuals, perennials and baked goods. Foxdale Village is located near the Friends School in State College. Turn west off S. Atherton on to University Drive and follow the signs to the Friends School.

Bazaar on tap for November From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Our Lady of Victory annual fall bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the State College Area High School gymnasium, 800 Westerly Parkway in State College. There will be crafts, children's games, a silent auction, a raffle, “pick-a-prize,” and

plenty of food. Some of the food available to eat-in or take out will be pierogies, stuffed cabbage, pulled pork and baked goods. There will also be a meat and vegetable lasagna dinner with salad and garlic bread from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Those dinners are also available to eat-in or take out. The Penn State-Nebraska football game will be on the big screen during the bazaar.

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From Gazette staff reports HARRISBURG — A new state law imposing stiff penalties on motorists who ignore “road closed� or other safety warning signs and devices is now in effect, according to PennDOT officials. Act 114, signed on July 5 by Governor Tom Corbett, reinforces the critical need for all drivers to obey traffic control signs. The law aims to increase safety for motorists and emergency responders in areas where


PAWS ADOPT-A-PET Gummy Bear, a middle-aged calico female, cannot wait for her dream of living in a quiet home with loving human parents and cat siblings to come true. Starting life as a feral cat, Gummy Bear is not a fan of loud noises and excitement. Her ideal day instead consists of being spoiled, playing with toys by herself and snuggling up next to her feline friends for a nap. Gummy Bear was given her name since she only has one tooth, but that does not stop her from enjoying both dry and moist food. If you think this sweet girl can continue to blossom in your home, stop by PAWS, 1401 Trout Road., State College or read more about her at As a gift to her future family, Gummy Bear's PAWS Guardian Angel has generously paid her adoption fee.

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RICHARD STEELE of Bellefonte Elks Lodge No. 1094, lends a hand at the fourth annual Blessing of the Backpacks, held at the Bellefonte Faith United Methodist Church. With a $2,000 grant from the Bellefonte Elks Lodge National Foundation, Faith United Methodist Church was able to distribute 400 backpacks, provide 44 dental exams, 34 haircuts and served 350 people a picnic supper.

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Fresh Life: Childbirth Education Association plays important role Nothing epitomizes the meaning of a Fresh Life better than an actual new life. Whether it’s your first or fourth experience bringing life into the world, it is important to be prepared for what changes may take place with your body and household, what can be expected during the birthing process, how to care for your new addition and how to prepare siblings for their new brother or sister. The Childbirth Education Association of State College helps to make each step along the way an educated, relaxing and positive experience for all participants in their organization. The Childbirth Education Association is a non-profit, volunteer organization that has been serving the area for more than 40 years. The group was originally founded to make pregnancy, birth, delivery and parenthood a more informed and satisfying experience and is mostly dedicated to promoting Amy Debach-Conthe concepts of Family-Centered Mafer has a degree in ternity Care through a variety of classvisual arts/photoges. All CEA classes are taught by certiraphy and training fied instructors and class sizes are as a wilderness EMT and beekeeper. small to ensure that participants receive the attention they need, as there She can be reached are often many questions. at amosd14@ The classes offered by CEA include the newest addition to the curriculum, Early Pregnancy, which is a class designed for women in the first five months of pregnancy or those contemplating pregnancy. The class is one session and provides a better understanding of the changes of pregnancy as well as the emotional and physiological aspects of pregnancy, fetal growth and development, prenatal care and testing, nutrition, environmental influences, and exercise. It is a good foundation for the Prepared Childbirth class which is a sixweek series of classes (or sometimes a weekend intensive) that incorporates a variety of methods of prepared childbirth including the emotional and physiological aspects of late pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. Individuals taking this class will be more informed about special breathing and relaxation techniques during labor, available medications, alternative birthing options, and the role of the support person before, during and after labor. This class is best suited for those in their fifth month or later of pregnancy. While the anticipation of bringing baby home and caring for him or her may be overwhelming, the CEA helps to calm and reassure couples by offering an informative and


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Entries sought for Recycle-Bowl Do you have a child in school this fall? If so, have them bring this article to their teacher to register their school for the National School Recycling Competition — Recycle-Bowl. The winning school in Pennsylvania can win up to $2,500. Teachers can visit to register a school. In addition, you can register for Pennsylvania’s statewide School Recycling Competition, GreenSylvania, while you’re at it for a chance to win even more prizes. Registration for the competition closes on Oct. 9, so get your school registered today. — Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority

Haunted Hayride slated for Oct. 6 From Gazette staff reports WOODWARD — There will be a Haunted Hayride/Cave Tour at Woodward Cave and Campground from 7 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 6. The cost is $5 for kids (12 and under) and $8 for adults. All proceeds benefit the Restek Relay for Life Team. For more information, contact Heather Bierly at (814) 574-3306 or Heather Little at (814) 308-2364.

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Nittany Farm Museum holds fall show By SAM STITZER

CENTRE HALL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fire in the hole!â&#x20AC;? shouted George Wool, as he opened a valve, allowing compressed air to flow into the starter of his 1923 Fairbanks-Morse 100 horsepower stationary engine, slowly spinning its six foot diameter, three ton flywheel. The huge engine came to life, making a chug-chug sound at about two beats per second, as puffs of black smoke rose from its eight inch diameter smokestack. Firing up this engine was the highlight of the day at the Nittany Farm Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fall show on Sept. 22. Not affiliated with, and not to be confused with the Nittany Antique Machinery Association, the Nittany Farm Museum is located on George Woolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farm on state Route 192, east of Centre Hall. It was established in 2001 by a group of individuals dedicated to preserving the history of agriculture in central Pennsylvania. Today, the museum board consists of about 200 members. Woolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stationary engine was found in a gristmill at Logan Mills, near Loganton, in Clinton County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I first saw that engine in 1960,â&#x20AC;? said Wool.


Over the next 30 years, as the millâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ownership changed twice, Wool stopped in to examine the engine several times. In 1999, Wool was invited to help get the engine running. On April 18, 1999, Wool started the engine, which was the first time it had run since 1951. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were 53 people there, if I remember, and we had coffee and doughnuts when we shut it down,â&#x20AC;? said Wool. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We ran it again that November.â&#x20AC;? Wool asked the engineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owner for first dibs on buying the engine if he ever wanted to sell it. Finally, in 2007, the owner sold it to Wool. The engine sits on Woolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farm on its own concrete pad with a wood and metal structure surrounding it. Its exhaust stack reaches about 15 feet skyward above the structure. The engine is a two stroke Diesel, with a single 14-inch diameter by 30-inch long piston, traveling through a 17½ inch stroke. According to Wool, the piston and connecting rod assembly weighs 600 pounds. The engine uses a â&#x20AC;&#x153;hot tubeâ&#x20AC;? for igniting the fuel. This device, mounted on the top of the cylinder is heated with a blowtorch prior to starting the engine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to get it hot enough to atomize the fuel,â&#x20AC;? said Wool.


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Fall Planting & Landscaping Take advantage of the growing season SAMI HULINGS

Sami Hulings is a freelance writer who lives in State College.

When fall is just around the corner, many gardeners dig up spring plants and winterize gardens without taking advantage of the new growing season. Though the temperature changes and the days are shorter in September and October, the fall months still provide gardeners with the opportunity to reap the benefits of a personal garden. Avid gardens know there are just a few simple steps to nurture a fall garden, insuring a luscious harvest. ■ Replace spring plants with crops suited for the fall weather conditions: Though some herbs, fruits and vegetables can’t live during the chilly fall months, many crops enjoy the cool nights the season provides. Leafy greens, root vegetables and fruit trees

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plant begins to produce a crop, gardeners should harvest early and often. Frequent cutting and picking allows for new plant growth to begin. Also, fall crops can rot or die much quicker than summer crops, so look to pick ripened vegetables as soon as they are ready. ■ Shield plants from frost: Though some plants may like the chilly fall weather, not many enjoy the frost that often accompanies the cooler nights. Cover plants with blankets, while using straw or mulch to protect the soil directly above the plant roots. ■ Transplant crops that are meant for warmer weather: Not all plants can take to the weather changes that accompany the seasonal change. Remove delicate plants like herbs from garden bed and re-plant them in the appropriate style pot. Protect the plants by keeping them in a heated porch or in a well-lit basement. ■ Keep up on garden maintenance: Rid garden of any and all finished and dead plants. These will only hinder the growth of new crops. Also make sure to collect any fallen or rotten fruits or vegetables from the

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Fall is the best time to stock up on gardening, landscaping materials By SAMI HULINGS For The Gazette

In many Centre County towns, fall is the time when gardeners can receive the most bang for their buck when it comes to gardening and landscaping supplies. Because September brings with it the end of the traditional Pennsylvania growing season for the area, many nurseries, garden centers and building centers place discounts on plants, lawn and garden supplies and building supplies. These discounts combined with the moderate temperatures of early fall and the increased rainfall make it the perfect time to plant trees, shrubbery and other perennial plants. Since the soil is still warm

from the summer months, plant root growth has great potential. This allows plants and trees to become wellestablished before going dormant for the winter. Gardeners and do-ityourself landscapers can find great deal on perennial plants, shrubs and trees in the fall as nurseries and centers discount these items to make room for more seasonal plants like mums and pumpkins and eventually poinsettias and Christmas trees. Fall is also the right time to seed or re-seed the lawn and install new sod. Because the gardening market tends to slow in the fall, lawn care centers will often be more willing to negotiate prices for seeding and sod installation. Gardeners can also save by creating more plants out of a pre-existing garden. Falls is the ideal time to do so because of the warm soil and ample rain. Dividing perennials in the fall also helps to improve the health

of the plant. Trimming and cutting in moderate weather allows for abundant plant growth before the cold winter freezes the upper layers of the ground. To ensure divided plants will continue to be healthy, it is necessary to water the plant before removing it from the soil. When digging, be sure to remove the entire plant, including an intact root ball. After carefully cutting the root ball into separate pieces, immediately replant the pieces and thoroughly water them again. Before dividing plants, gardeners should make sure to have the appropriate tools. Shovels, garden hoes, spades and gardening shears are among the tools that may be found at their lowest prices of the year. Many summer gardening tools will be on sale, as centers make room for snow blowers and shovels, making September and October a great time to stock up on lawn and garden supplies

and tools. The cooler fall months are also the perfect time to add to or to begin a compost pile. Fallen leaves and other yard debris are among some the best compost additions. Dead annual flowers and leftovers from the summer harvest also should be added to a compost pile. Gardeners should also check nurseries and centers for sales on mulch, as it aids the compost in keeping the plant beds moist during the dormant winter months. Outdoor hardscaping additions of decks, patios and stone walkways are also best done in fall. Do-it-yourself builders can find great prices on treated lumber, stone and other landscaping materials to create outdoor living spaces. Professionals also tend to have lower prices in the fall than in their busy spring and summer seasons, so it is essential to shop around before committing to a builder.

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State was ahead at halftime by a score of 14-3 once before this season. That was opening day against Ohio, and the second half of that game turned sour and ended in a stunning, 24-14 loss for the Nittany Lions. Three weeks later, on Saturday against Temple, it took only one series — a crushing three-and-out on Temple’s first possession of the second half — for the 93,000 fans in Beaver Stadium to realize that they were watching a different Penn State team from the one they saw against Ohio and that this would be a much different day. Behind the passing of a more confident and decisive Matt McGloin, a bruising running game led by Michael Zordich and Zach Zwinak, and a swarming, sideline-tosideline defense, Penn State beat Temple 24-13 in a game that wasn’t that close. McGloin completed 24 of 36 passes for 318 yards and a touchdown to Allen Robinson, who continues to stand out with five catches for 82 yards in the game. Zordich ran for 75 tough yards on 15 carries, and Zwinak ran 18 times for 94 yards, all in the second half. On defense, Penn State held the Temple running back combination of Matt Brown and Montel Harris to a combined 59 yards on 14 carries, while quarterback Chris Coyer, scrambling and running option plays, was the only runner to find any success against the PSU defenders with 64 yards on 13 attempts. In all, Temple was held to 113 yards on the ground, and Coyer, pressured and ha-

rassed the entire game, managed to complete just 13 of 26 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown. Temple’s total offense of 237 yards was less than half of Penn State’s 491. Penn State coach Bill O’Brien was pleased with the offensive output, but he wants more. “I felt like we had a productive day, but we left a lot of points off the board,” he said. “We’ve got to clean that up. When we have a chance to score inside the 10-yard line, we’ve got to do a better job down there. It starts with coaching. I’ve got to coach it up better. We left a lot of points off the board that we think should have been on the board.” Part of the problem was penalties. Penn State was penalized an uncharacteristic nine times for 100 yards and had many big plays called back because of flags. Twice in the second half, the Owls started drives inside Penn State territory because of personal foul penalties on Temple punt returns. And three times, with Penn State threatening to break the game open, the Nittany Lions had long plays ending inside the Temple 5-yard line called back because of penalties. “I was disappointed in that on our end,” O’Brien said about the miscues. “We have to do a better job on that. We had lineman penalties, holding calls and offensive pass interference. We have to look at the tape and coach that up better. The one thing we pride ourselves on after the first three games was doing a good job on not being penalized. Today, I felt we took

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OF DOOM a step back on that.” Penn State’s defense is becoming more and more effective, and that was clearly demonstrated against Temple. The Owls, who lost last season to Penn State, 14-10, in a game the Owls think they could easily have won, came into Beaver Stadium confident and prepared to end Penn State’s long winning streak in the series. But when the game started, and the Penn State offense threatened every time it possessed the ball, the Temple offense went nowhere. Temple’s five first-half possessions yielded 95 total yards, three points, four punts, and only one drive of over 19 yards. “We had fun,” defensive tackle Jordan Hill said. “We played hard defense against these guys. (Matt Brown) is a player who likes to talk a lot and try to get in your head. And then make a big play which is a big go for momentum for their offense. We knew we just had to stop him, and if we stopped him it would fall out of place. “I felt like the biggest stop was that first run coming out of halftime. You know the past couple of games, that first drive from halftime we’ve been having trouble in terms of making big plays. We knew the biggest thing was coming out and going three-and-out, and we did that.” Penn State also demonstrated an aggressive, hurry-up offense at the end of the first half. Ahead only 7-3, PSU held Temple inside its own 15 with just over a minute to play. After Temple’s punt, the Nittany Lions took over on the Temple 35. Two passes to tight end Kyle Carter, who had a total of five catches for 70 yards, from McGloin put the ball on the Temple 1-yard line. From there, McGloin snuck it in for a TD and that 14-3 halftime lead that this time Penn State would not relinquish. “You know just being .500 and getting two wins and being on a winning streak going into the Big Ten is big,” Hill added. “Because you know the Big Ten is up for grabs and we can still win the Leaders Division and we are looking forward to trying to do that.” Junior guard John Urschel also talked

Nittany Lions close out non-conference play with win over Owls By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

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BILL O’BRIEN has his squad at 2-2. The Nittany Lions begin conference play this week at Illinois.

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Warner’s rush of nostalgia highlights ’82 reunion UNIVERSITY PARK — One-by-one, they checked in with their families at the big white tent behind the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday. A handful were still in playing shape, others were carrying a few extra pounds. Some had a full head of hair, others had thinning hair sprinkled with gray. Some had simply no hair at all. Some wore their 1982 national championship rings. Others didn’t. In all, more than 50 players turned out this weekend to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Penn State football’s first national title. The team was recognized at a tailgate function before the game and honored again at halftime of Penn State’s 24-13 win over Temple at

Beaver Stadium. “It’s always nice to get together with the guys,” said former All-American tailback Curt Warner, whose son Jonathan is a freshman wide receiver on the current team. “We share something that few others can share – we were part of the first recognized national championship team at Penn State. “It’s a special bond. It’s something that can never be taken away from us.” Todd Blackledge, Warner’s roommate and best friend, tossed the gamewinning touchdown pass in the 1983 Sugar Bowl to cap the Nittany Lions’ first national title under Joe Paterno. Blackledge called the play – Six-43. The Sugar Bowl MVP faked a handoff to tailback Warner, faded back and

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threw deep to wide receiver Gregg Garrity down the sideline. Garrity’s hands did the rest. The one-time walk-on made a diving, 47-yard fourth-quarter touchdown catch to seal a 27-23 victory over Heisman winner Herschel Walker and Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, as Penn State finished 11-1. Garrity’s acrobatic reception still remains a sweet memory today. “That was a special end to a special season,” Warner said. Garrity’s end zone celebration appeared on the cover of the Jan. 10, 1983, issue of Sports Illustrated, under the headline “No. 1 at last!” “I never get tired of talking about that catch. Everywhere I go, someone mentions it,” Garrity once told me.

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


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

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

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

Temple Owls Sept. 22 Home Result: W 24-13 Record: 2-2

Illinois Fighting Illini Sept. 29 Away Time: Noon TV: ESPN/ESPN 2

N’western Wildcats Oct. 6 Home Time: Noon TV: ESPN/ESPN 2

The good, the bad and the ugly and one cannot ignore the fact that quarterback Matt McGloin is thriving in coach Bill O’Brien’s system. He completed 24-of-36 for 318 yards and a touchdown on Saturday. He looks confident on every play and is making the throws he needs to for the team to have success. Definitely the team’s MVP after four games. ■ The Bad: For as good as the Lions have been offensively, they still aren’t piling up a bunch of points. They probably should have

Penn State put the bow on non-conference play with a 24-13 win over Temple on Saturday at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions continued their domination of the series with the Owls. The Lions are now 2-2 in non-conference play as they head on the road to take on Illinois in the first conference game of the season. Let’s take a look back at the good, bad and ugly from Saturday’s win. ■ The Good: The offense look good again,

scored more than 24 against Temple. However, a win is a win. As long as the defense plays like it did on Saturday, they should be OK. ■ The Ugly: Temple is a lousy football team and it's hard to envision the Owls winning more than a handful of games this season. Second-year head coach Steve Addazio has his work cut out for him as the Owls head into conference play. — Chris Morelli



Overall: 2-2 Big Ten: 0-0 Home: 2-1 Road: 0-1 Coach: Bill O’Brien, first year Record at Penn State: 2-2 Overall record: 2-2 vs. Illinois: 0-0

Overall: 2-2 Big Ten: 0-0 Home: 2-1 Road: 0-1 Coach: Tim Beckman, first year Record at Illinois: 2-2 Overall record: 2-2 vs. Penn State: 0-0

Team leaders

Team leaders

RUSHING Michael Zordich 29 for 133 (4.6) Zach Zwinak 21 for 96 (4.6) Derek Day 26 for 83 (3.2) Curtis Dukes 21 for 77 (3.7)

Josh Ferguson Donovonn Young Dami Ayoola Reilly O'Toole

Matt McGloin Steven Bench

PASSING 83 of 140, 1,006 yds., 9 TD, 2 int. 2 of 7, 12 yds.

Allen Robinson Kyle Carter Alex Kenney Michael Zordich

RECEIVING 29-404 (13.9), 5 TD 16-190 (11.9), 1 TD 8-105 (13.1) 6-64 (10.7)

SCORING Allen Robinson 30 pts. (5 TD) Sam Ficken 16 pts. (2 FG, 10 PAT) Matt McGloin 12 pts. (2 TD) Five other players tied with 6 pts.


PASSING Reilly O'Toole 57 for 73, 514 yds., 6 TD, 2 int. Nathan Scheelhaase 19 for 29, 211 yds., 2 TD, 2 int.

Ryan Lankford Donovonn Young Josh Ferguson Justin Hardee


RECEIVING 16-243 (15.2), 4 TD 15-98 (6.5), 1 TD 14-106 (7.6) 8-126 (15.8)





SCORING Ryan Lankford 24 pts. (4 TD) Donovonn Young 18 pts. (3 TD) Taylor Zalewski 13 pts. (2 FG, 7 PAT) Nick Immekus 9 pts. (1 FG, 6 PAT)

Offense PENN STATE 124.0 3.7 85-148-2 254.5 378.5 5.4 22.0

RUSHING 32 for 166 (5.2) 49 for 159 (3.2) 16 for 76 (4.8) 35 for 68 (1.9)

144.8 3.6 84-119-6 201.0 345.8 4.9 26.5


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PENN STATE 143.8 3.6 80-126-2 211.8 355.5 5.0 15.2


100.2 3.2 71-115-4 224.0 324.2 5.4 26.0


PENN STATE coach Bill O’Brien celebrates with students after the Nittany Lions defeated Temple, 24-13.


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Illinois roster

Iowa Hawkeyes Oct. 20 Away Time: 8 p.m. TV: Big Ten Network

Ohio State Buckeyes Oct. 27 Home Time: 6 p.m. TV: ESPN/ESPN 2

Purdue Boilermakers Nov. 3 Away Time: TBA TV: TBA

Indiana Hoosiers Nov. 17 Home Time: TBA TV: TBA

Nebraska Cornhuskers Nov. 10 Away Time: TBA TV: TBA

Wisconsin Badgers Nov. 24 Home Time: TBA TV: TBA

Depth charts PSU OFFENSE Quarterback 11 Matt McGloin, 6-1, 201, Sr. 7 Paul Jones, 6-3, 258, So. Running back 1 Bill Belton, 5-10, 202, So. 24 Derek Day, 5-9, 193, So. 22 Akeel Lynch, 6-0, 209, Fr. Fullback 9 Mike Zordich 6-1, 236, Sr. 35 Pat Zerbe, 6-1, 236, Jr. Wide Receiver 10 Trevor Williams, 6-1, 186, Fr. 8 Allen Robinson, 6-3, 201, So. 16 Eugene Lewis, 6-1, 199, Fr. 15 Alex Kenney, 6-0, 192, So. 37 Evan Lewis, 5-10, 174, Sr. Tight End 89 Garry Gilliam, 6-6, 262, Jr. 18 Jesse James, 6-7, 264, Fr. Left Tackle 76 Donovan Smith, 6-5, 316, Fr. 70 Nate Cadogan, 6-5, 293, Jr. Left Guard 65 Miles Dieffenbach, 6-3, 300, Jr. 66 Angelo Magiro, 6-3, 287, So. Center 54 Matt Stankiewitch, 6-3, 301, Sr. 66 Angelo Magiro, 6-3, 287, So. Right Guard 64 John Urschel, 6-3, 307, Sr. 75 Eric Shrive, 6-6, 312, Sr. Right Tackle 78 Mike Farrell, 6-6, 306, Sr. 58 Adam Gress, 6-6, 311, Jr. DEFENSE Defensive End 18 Deion Barnes, 6-4, 246, So. 59 Pete Massaro, 6-4, 256, Sr. 90 Sean Stanley, 6-1, 243, Sr. 86 C.J. Olaniyan, 6-3, 248, Jr. Defensive Tackle 47 Jordan Hill, 6-1, 292, Sr. 84 Kyle Baublitz, 6-5, 287, So. 91 DaQuan Jones, 6-3, 324, Jr. 93 James Terry, 6-3, 316, Sr. Outside Linebacker 6 Gerald Hodges, 6-2, 237, Sr. 43 Mike Hull, 6-0, 228, So. Middle Linebacker 40 Glenn Carson, 6-3, 235, Jr. 33 Michael Yancich, 6-2, 233, Sr. Outside Linebacker 42 Michael Mauti, 6-2, 232, Sr. 38 Ben Kline, 6-2, 224, Fr. Cornerback 4 Adrian Amos, 6-0, 205, So. 39 Jesse Della Valle, 6-0, 188, So. 12 Stephon Morris, 5-8, 186, Sr. 3 Da’Quan Davis, 5-10, 161, Fr. Safety 7 S. Obeng-Agyapong, 5-10, 201, Jr. 27 Jake Fagano, 6-0, 206, Sr. 10 Malcolm Willis, 5-11, 205, Sr. 23 Ryan Keiser, 6-1, 200, So. Cornerback 12 Stephon Morris, 5-8, 186, Sr. 3 Da’Quan Davis, 5-10, 161, Fr. SPECIALISTS Placekicker 97 Sam Ficken, 6-3, 172, So. Punter 45 Alex Butterworth, 5-10, 206, Jr. Kick Returner 4 Adrian Amos, 6-0, 209, Sr. 15 Alex Kenney, 6-0, 193, Jr. Punt Returner 15 Alex Kenney, 6-0, 193, Jr.

ILLINOIS OFFENSE Quarterback 2 Nathan Scheelhaase, 6-3, 200, Jr. 4 Reilly O'Toole, 6-4, 220, So. Running back 6 Josh Ferguson, 5-10, 185, Fr. 5 Donovonn Young, 6-0, 220, So. 22 Dami Ayoola, 5-10, 205, Fr. 41 Zach Becker, 6-3, 250, Sr. Wide Receiver 15 Darius Millines, 5-11, 185, Jr. 84 Justin Hardee, 6-1, 190, Fr. 12 Ryan Lankford, 6-0, 175, Jr. 20 Fritz Rock, 6-1, 200, So. Tight End 3 Jon Davis, 6-3, 240, So. 89 Evan Wilson, 6-6, 250, Jr. Left Tackle 72 Hugh Thornton, 6-5, 310, Sr. 66 Scott McDowell, 6-5, 290, Fr. Left Guard 74 Michael Heitz, 6-5, 305, So. 52 Alex Hill, 6-3, 325, So. Center 76 Graham Pocic, 6-7, 310, Sr. 67 Jake Feldmeyer, 6-4, 295, Jr. Right Guard 69 Ted Karras, 6-4, 300, Fr. 61 Tyler Sands, 6-5, 300, Sr. Right Tackle 68 Simon Cvijanovic, 6-5, 295, So. 75 Patrick Flavin, 6-7, 280, Fr. DEFENSE Defensive End 59 Tim Kynard, 6-3, 260, Jr. 54 Justin Staples, 6-4, 240, Sr. Nose Tackle 94 Akeem Spence, 6-1, 305, Jr. 95 Jake Howe, 6-3, 295, So. Defensive Tackle 91 Glenn Foster, 6-4, 280, Sr. 44 Austin Teitsma, 6-2, 280, So. Defensive End 99 Michael Buchanan, 6-6, 250, Sr. 6 Darius Caldwell, 6-5, 230, Fr. Weakside Linebacker 45 Jonathan Brown, 6-1, 235, Jr. 34 Mike Svetina, 6-2, 230, Fr. Middle Linebacker 30 Houston Bates, 6-3, 240, So. 43 Mason Monheim, 6-1, 230, Fr. Strongside Linebacker 25 Ashante Williams, 5-11, 205, Sr. 28 Ta'Jarvis Fuller, 6-1, 190, Fr. Cornerback 1 Terry Hawthorne, 6-0, 190, Sr. 27 Eaton Spence, 6-0, 180, Fr. Strong Safety 9 Earnest Thomas, 6-2, 210, So. 17 Tommy Davis, 5-11, 205, Sr. Free Safety 4 Pat Nixon-Youman, 5-10, 180, Sr. 23 Ben Mathis, 6-3, 200, Jr. Cornerback 26 Justin Green, 5-11, 195, Sr. 21 Jack Ramsey, 5-11, 200, Sr. SPECIALISTS Placekicker 37 Nick Immekus, 6-0, 220, So. 14 Taylor Zalewski, 6-3, 200, Fr. Punter 18 Justin DuVernois, 6-1, 190, So. 12 Ryan Lankford, 6-0, 175, Jr. Kickoff Returner 6 Josh Ferguson, 5-10, 185, Fr. 12 Ryan Lankford, 6-0, 175, Jr. Punt Returner 17 Tommy Davis, 5-11, 205, Sr. 1 Terry Hawthorne, 6-0, 190, Sr.


FULLBACK Michael Zordich looks for running room during Penn State’s win over Temple. Zordich finished the game with 75 yards on 15 carries.

BIG TEN STANDINGS CONFERENCE Leaders W-L Ohio State 0-0 Wisconsin 0-0 Indiana 0-0 Purdue 0-0 Illinois 0-0 Penn State 0-0

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BIG TEN SCHEDULE THIS WEEK’S GAMES Indiana at Northwestern, noon Minnesota at Iowa, noon Penn State at Illinois, noon Marshall at Purdue, 3:30 p.m. Ohio State at Michigan State, 3:30 p.m. Marshall at Purdue, 3:30 p.m. LAST WEEK Central Michigan 32, Iowa 31 Ohio State 29, UAB 15 Wisconsin 37, UTEP 26 Michigan State 23, Eastern Michigan 7 Nebraska 73, Idaho State 7 Northwestern 38, South Dakota 7 Penn State 24, Temple 13 Notre Dame 13, Michigan 6 Louisiana Tech 52, Illinois 24 Minnesota 17, Syracuse 10

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McGloin reaping the benefits of being ‘coached up’ By NATE MINK

UNIVERSITY PARK — Charlie Fisher heard the stories about his quarterback before he really got to work with the fifth-year senior. Stubborn, sure. The Irish temper, uh-huh. But there was reluctance from Fisher, Penn State’s firstyear quarterbacks coach, to prejudge Matt McGloin until he got entrenched with his latest project. There is always circumstantial evidence behind a player’s development, and it takes little time to read between the lines to figure out what’s helped McGloin excel in his third year under center. “Not sharing the job allows you to stay relaxed out there,” McGloin has said. “You don’t force things as much. Having the whole team and the coaching staff behind you, it allows you to prepare more and play more loosely.” Head coach Bill O’Brien

lose it, though.” Fisher called it McGloin’s poorest decision of the day, but here’s the difference in McGloin from years’ past. It was only one play. He responded on the next possession and drove the team down to the Temple 3-yard line for a field goal that put the team’s second straight victory on ice. “In the past when we first got here, he would’ve gotten really mad at himself,” Fisher said. “He would’ve emotionally gotten much more upset about the whole situation.” And how does Fisher handle those errant, unnecessary throws that can swing a game? “If you expect your quarterback to keep your poise,” Fisher said, “then you gotta keep your poise.” When O’Brien inherited George Godsey at Georgia Tech for his senior season, he set school records for completions

downs in the first quarter for a 188.7 quarterback rating. Last season, McGloin completed less than 50 percent of his first quarter throws. The key difference, McGloin has said, is that he doesn’t feel an urgency to make plays out of fear of being benched. There hasn’t been nearly the amount of risk-taking by McGloin in this short season. He has not totally eviscerated this from his game. Exhibit A rests on a 3rdand-7 on the opening drive of the fourth quarter. Penn State had possession on its own 40-yard line and led 21-6 when McGloin rolled right and then forced a throw back across the middle of the field toward Alex Kenney, who had two Temple defenders all over him. It was more likely to be intercepted than caught, but alas, incomplete. Punt. Defense holds. Onward State. “You don’t have to win it on one play,” Fisher said. “You can

named McGloin his starting quarterback in June, a decision predicated on maximizing firstteam repetitions in a new offense littered with foreign terminology. But the position now demands so much more than that. The great players come to practice every day ready to work, setting the tone for practice and hoping it rubs off on everybody else. O’Brien saw it first-hand with Tom Brady. Fisher saw it with Torry Holt at NC State when he coached the wide receivers. And he’s seeing it from No. 11. “All the great ones wanna be coached,” Fisher said. “The great ones, they crave that. They wanna be challenged, and I think Matt has got a good, sharp mind, and he likes being challenged mentally, and this offense challenges him mentally.” McGloin is starting fast, completing nearly 73 percent of his passes and tossing five touch-


(249), attempts (384) and yards (3,085 yards) in a season. Through four games, McGloin has thrown for 1,006 yards, nine touchdowns and is completing nearly 60 percent of his passes. He is on pace to break Daryll Clark’s three-year-old record for passing yards in a season (3,003 yards) and finish with more than 6,100 career passing yards, which would rank second all-time in school history behind the 7,212 yards Zack Mills threw for from 2001-04. McGloin is on pace for 868 career attempts, and Mills had 1,082. “He’s a fun guy to coach because he’s a smart guy,” O’Brien said. “He gets it after you tell him once. He’s competitive and he can keep his poise, sometimes better than I can, and that’s a good decision on his part.” One of many in a charmed season for the former walk-on from Scranton.

Doom, from page 15 about moving on to the Big Ten. “I think we’re feeling good,” he said. “We’re on a two-game winning streak. The offense is starting to click in. We’re starting to drive the ball a little bit and put together drives. Our defense is doing a great job of stopping the opposing team. It’s great to go into Big Ten play with a two-game win streak.” That Big Ten season will begin Saturday when the Lions travel to Illinois for the 2012 Big Ten opener.

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down staked the Cornhuskers to a 24-21 lead with 1:18 to play, Blackledge marched Penn State down the field. His 15-yard pass to tight end Mike McCloskey near the left sideline — there’s still plenty of debate as to whether it was inbounds and a legal catch — put the ball at the 2. Blackledge then rifled a low throw in the end zone to seldom-used tight end Kirk Bowman. Bowman cradled the ball just above the grass for his second touchdown catch with four seconds left, giving Penn State an improbable victory. Penn State wasn’t so lucky against Alabama in week five. The Crimson Tide spoiled the Lions’ unbeaten season with a resounding 42-21 victory in the final coaching matchup between Paterno and Paul “Bear” Bryant. After that resounding loss, it seemed improbable that Penn State would win the national championship. Somehow, the Nittany Lions pulled it off, winning the final six games. Among the highlights in the final six weeks, Penn State: ■ Blanked West Virginia, led by former Penn State quarterback Jeff Hostetler; ■ Withstood Doug Flutie’s 520-yard passing barrage at Boston College; ■ Shut out North Carolina State, then rallied for victories against Notre Dame and Pitt before stopping No. 1 Georgia and Walker on New Year’s Day in New Orleans. “We had so much talent that year, and nobody gave up after we lost to Alabama,” said Joel Coles, who split fullback duties with Jon Williams in 1982. “That team also had a lot of heart. We just didn’t give up.” Coles, who played in the short-lived USFL and now works for FedEx in Pittsburgh, accompanied his wife and daughter, a sophomore at Penn State, to Saturday’s reunion. “I see a lot of faces I recognize, but I just can’t put a name with all of them,” Coles said, laughing. “It seems like every bit of 30 years to me.” A short time later, Coles hugged Warner, who along with Blackledge, was instrumental in leading Penn State to a 315 record in their three seasons. Warner was the third overall pick of the Seattle Seahawks in the 1983 NFL Draft. Blackledge was taken four spots later by the Kansas City Chiefs. Warner led the AFC in rushing as a 22-year-old rookie and was a three-time Pro Bowler when he retired in 1989 after seven seasons in the NFL. He was inducted into the Seahawks’ Ring of Honor in 1994 and enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in December 2009. He owns a Chevrolet car dealership in Vancouver, Wash. Warner realizes that the harsh sanctions handed down by the NCAA in wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal are going to make it tough for Penn State to be competitive in coming years. Still, he credits Penn State for making him the man he is today — a respected businessman employing dozens of people, a devoted father, a caring husband and the volunteer leader of a local charity. “Penn State is Penn State and the football tradition is the football tradition,” said Warner, who has attended two games this season. “I’m not going to allow that stuff to interfere with my experiences and life lessons learned here.”

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Eagles Fly High Bald Eagle Area edges Chestnut Ridge, remains perfect at 4-0 By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

WINGATE — No one here can remember the last time the Bald Eagle Area football team started a season 4-0. It was 19 years ago, in 1993, that the Eagles started 3-0, so how long it was before that is anybody’s guess. Whenever it was, it’s a safe bet to say that BEA team didn’t play two games any closer than the last two games this BEA team has played. After slipping past Penns Valley on PV’s final play on the BEA 1-yard line in a 21-20 win last week, Bald Eagle forced two late turnovers against Chestnut Ridge’s prolific offense on Friday night to hold on for an exciting, razor-thin 28-26 win. Chestnut Ridge quarterback Beau Bosch passed for 165 yards in the game, ran for another 125, scored a touchdown, and passed for another one as he guided the Lions up and down the field all night against the Eagles. In all, Chestnut Ridge rushed for 252 yards and amassed 417 yards of total offense. Yet BEA held when it had to. The Eagles stopped Chestnut Ridge three times in the fourth quarter without a point while they were holding on to that tenuous 28-26 lead. Tyler Shall recovered a Lion fumble — inside the BEA oneyard line, just like against PV — that terminated one drive, and Austin Cowher intercepted a Bosch pass on the BEA 26 that stopped another.

The Eagles also stuffed a Chestnut Ridge fake punt at the end of the third quarter, and then, on a fourth-and-10 play with time running out, they forced Bosch to run out of bounds short of the marker, much to the delight of the large BEA crowd that saw its team win for the fourth straight time. “These guys are the cardiac kids,” Bald Eagle coach Jack Tobias said. “Came out and it looked like a track meet to start with, but the guys got things together. Defensively we made some adjustments at halftime that really helped us in the second half and I think we gave up only one score in the second half. “We didn’t move the ball effectively either, and we kind of broke down on our line. We were unable to convert on the first down with three minutes to go, and we need to convert that third down and run the clock out. But the defense stepped up and made some big stops at the end.” The first-half fireworks began on the first drive. BEA took the opening kickoff and drove 67 yards on 8 plays culminating with a 33 yard pass from Cole Long to Bryan Greene making the score 7-0 with barely three minutes off the clock. Chestnut Ridge struck back immediately, marching 76 yards on six plays and scoring on Austin Mock’s one-yard run. The Lions’ point after attempt was wide and BEA held a one-point lead. From that point, the touchdowns continued to come at a

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BALD EAGLE Area’s Dion Barnard fights for yardage as Chestnut Ridge’s Matt Wiley tries to bring him down. fast and furious pace. Dakota Bartley scored for BEA on an 80yard scamper at the end of the first quarter. Four minutes later Greene took off and ran 71 yards for another Eagle score and a 21-6 lead. The Lions retaliated with two scores of their own, a 20-yard Bosch run and then a one-yard plunge by Mock with 2:30 to play in the first half. Down 21-18 after Mock’s score, Chestnut Ridge completed its only point after in the game, a shovel pass from Bosch to Ben Pick, that made the score 21-20. When the dust settled, the

teams combined for over 500 yards of offense in the half and six touchdowns. The only difference between them was the missed extra points by Chestnut Ridge. “We were just not able to stop their option,” Tobias said. “It’s assignment football and we were going for the fullback and they were doing that funny move with the quarterback and we weren’t picking that up. We made the adjustments at halftime to take care of that.” Chestnut Ridge must also have made adjustments at halftime because both teams scored only once in the second half —

BEA on a four-yard run by Bartley and CR on 25-yard pass from Bosch to Matt Wiley. Chestnut Ridge again went for two after Wiley’s score, but the Eagles stopped Robert White short to preserve their 28-26 lead. It would be the final margin in the game. “We have a great bunch of kids,” Tobias said. “They’re doing a great job. They’re team players and working together. “We’ve got a huge game coming up next week at Central, and we know that things are only going to get tougher. I’m very proud of these guys, they played a great game tonight.”

Greene, Bartley ignite Bald Eagle Area By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

WINGATE — Bald Eagle Area’s offense is usually power-oriented, using patience and time-consuming long drives — but not on Friday night against Chestnut Ridge. Thanks in a large measure to the efforts of Bryan Greene and Dakota Bartley, BEA struck quickly from long range against the Lions, scoring three of its four touchdowns on plays of longer than 30 yards. Those plays were crucial for the Eagles as well because Chestnut Ridge brought in a big-play offense of its own, and BEA needed every point it could collect to hang on for the 28-26 victory. It didn’t take long for the sparks to start flying in this game. Greene started things off for BEA just three minutes into the game.

Taking the opening kickoff, the Eagles moved the ball to the Chestnut Ridge 33 yard line using five consecutive running plays. Then, on a first-and-ten from there, instead of another running play, quarterback Cole Long launched a perfect pass to Greene down the left sideline and the speedy junior took it all the way for a 7-0 BEA lead. Unfortunately, Bald Eagle had few answers for Chestnut Ridge’s option offense in the first half, and the Lions roared right back with a 67-yard, 8 play drive for the tying touchdown. If fact, in the first half alone, Chestnut Ridge scored three touchdowns on drives of 67, 42, and 58 yards, and totaled almost 260 yards of offense. Yet Green and Bartely made sure BEA kept pace. On the third play for Bald Eagle after Chestnut Ridge scored

its first touchdown, Bartely took a handoff moving to his right, saw an opening, cut to the outside and outraced the Lion secondary into the endzone for an 80-yard touchdown. It looked like he would surely be trapped along the sideline, but he steadily pulled away from the defenders, and there was no one within five yards of him as he crossed the goal line. “It was blocked up perfectly,” Bartley said. “The linemen did great, as they have been all year. And the receivers blocked, which was great. I just saw a cut outside and saw green grass, and I ran as hard as I could. “It’s just go hard every week. Get quicker every week.” Bartley’s score put BEA ahead 14-6 (Chestnut Ridge missed its extra point), and next it was Greene’s turn again. BEA stopped Chestnut Ridge’s

next drive, which only happened twice in the first half, and the Eagles took over on their own 13. A run by Dion Barnard and a pass to Nate Sharkey moved the ball to the 29. From there, Green took a handoff and headed around left end, broke into the clear, and sprinted untouched 79 yards for a score and a 21-6 Eagle lead. “Oh, man, I just went in motion,” Greene said. “It was amazing. Got a couple blocks, nice blocks, and I just found the gap in between them and I just ran. I thought the one kid was going to catch me, but I just turned on the jets and went.” Down by 15 but undeterred by BEA’s lead, Chestnut Ridge quarterback Beau Bosch led the Lions to two more touchdowns in the second quarter to pull the Lions to within 21-20 at the half, setting up an event-filled, but lower scoring, final 24 minutes of play.

Both teams would score another TD, and when Chestnut Ridge pulled to within two points, 28-26, after a late thirdquarter score, the Lions went for two and a tie. BEA stopped Robert White short of the goal line, and BEA retained its lead. It took a stop on a fake punt and two big turnovers, but the Eagles kept Chestnut Ridge scoreless in the final quarter for the win and an extension of their unbeaten streak. “This gives us a good boost to go up to Central,” Greene said of the win. “It’s going to be rough, but we’ll figure a way to not allow them to score too many points.” Bartley agreed. “We just keep fighting and getting as many yards as we can week to week. We’ve got some big games coming up. We just have to keep strong, keep fighting, and keep winning.”

Walker runs wild in win over Bellefonte By CHRIS MORELLI

BELLEFONTE — On Friday night against Central Mountain, the mission for the Bellefonte Area High School football team was pretty simple — shut down Von Walker. As it turned out, it was mission impossible. The Central Mountain senior did it all against Bellefonte. He carried the ball 16 times for an astounding 362 yards and five touchdowns. He also had 143

yards passing and one TD. For those of you keeping score at home, that’s 505 yards of total offense and six scores. “They had trouble adjusting to Walker’s speed and that left some holes in (Bellefonte’s) defense,” said Central Mountain coach Vinnie Kishbaugh. “Von had a heck of a game, but I thought all of our kids played hard until the end of the game.” Bellefonte coach Duffy Besch knew that stopping Walker would be a tough task. “We knew that we needed to

try to contain Mr. Walker,” Besch said. “At the end of the day, he’s as advertised. If we were able to make a few more tackles, we would’ve been able to contain him better.” The 362 rushing yards shattered the previous Central Mountain record of 267. Early on, however, the Red Raiders did a good job containing Walker. In fact, the Red Raiders grabbed a 14-7 lead on a 19-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Fye to Nick Leiter. However, Central Mountain tied it at 14-14 before

taking a 17-14 lead shortly before intermission on a Nick Noll 20yard field goal. Still, Besch was pleased with the way his squad handled the first 24 minutes of play. “We came out and played what I thought was really well,” Besch said. In the second half, however, it was the Von Walker Show. “We challenged the kids at halftime. We told them to come out and win the half,” Kishbaugh said. Walker simply took over the

game as the Wildcats blew the game wide open. He helped Central Mountain score three times in the third quarter. He scored on runs of 41 and 26 yards. Through the air, he tossed a 70-yard scoring strike to Cole Renninger. According to Kishbaugh, his squad came into the game with a bit of a chip on their shoulder. “These kids have played the No. 4 Class AAAA team in the state, State College, then they

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SEPT. 27-OCT. 3, 2012

Week 5: BEA, Central clash in battle of unbeatens By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

MARTINSBURG — The Bald Eagle Area football team is flying high, unbeaten in four games, and coming off of two close, emotional wins against Penns Valley and Chestnut Ridge. On Friday night the Eagles travel to Martinsburg to take on 3-1 Central High in what will be one of the area’s most closely watched games. Central owns wins over Chestnut Ridge, 51-20, Tyrone, 28-0, and Penns Valley, 42-7. The only blemish on its record is a wild 3433 loss to Clearfield in week three. Central is led by junior quarterback Austin Cunningham, who is all over the field for the Dragons. He has completed 22 of 37 passes for 485 yards and five touchdowns this season. He has also run 45 times for 287 yards and another six touchdowns and caught two passes for 149 yards and two more scores. To say the least, BEA will have to pay close attention to him. But not too close. Central also has junior Brandi Moore, who is also having a monster season. Moore leads the team in rushing with 299 yards on 47 carries and has scored five TD’s, and he’s caught 13 passes for 329 yards and five touchdowns. Throw in his three pass completions that incredibly all went for touchdowns and 191 yards (47.8 yd. average), and you have a total of 819 yards of offense and 13 touchdowns. Bald Eagle can also eat up yards and put points on the board. With its running back/receiver trio of Dion Barnard, Ryan Greene, and Dakota Bartley and the steady quarterbacking of Cole Long, the Eagles have been averaging 25 points a game in their four wins. The Eagles also boast an opportunistic defense that in the past two weeks has saved wins by forcing late turnovers. Against Chestnut Ridge, BEA came up with a fumble and an interception in the last quarter that enabled it to hang on for a 2826 win. It’s clear what BEA has to do against Central to keep its streak alive, slow down Cunningham and Moore and force more turnovers, but how and if the Eagles can accomplish that is another question entirely.

STATE COLLEGE (3-1) AT CENTRAL DAUPHIN (3-1) HARRISBURG — State College’s next opponent is not a team to get healthy against after Friday’s 33-12 loss to Harrisburg. Quite the opposite, the Little Lions will travel down state Route 322 to take on

defending AAAA state champion Central Dauphin. Central Dauphin is 3-1 this season with its only loss coming at the hands of the always tough Bishop McDevit, 24-7, in week two. CD has scored 115 points in its last two games, a 63-7 romp over South Western and a 52-27 win over Chambersburg. Senior quarterback Brandon Lavia is one of the leaders of the team. He has completed 32 of 57 passes for 489 yards and seven touchdowns, while only being intercepted twice. Central Dauphin’s strength is in its rushing game. It has rushed for 836 total yards this season, gaining at a clip of 209 yards per game. Senior Drew Scales in the top runner, rushing for 322 yards on 28 carries and four touchdowns. He’s followed by junior Ben Mosey, 186 yards on 22 carries and a TD, and Zayd Issah, 170 yards, 19 carries and 2 TDs. Issah and Jordan Bowman are the top receivers with 136 yards each and a combined three touchdowns. State College comes in to the game 3-1 and still smarting from the loss to Harrisburg. After taking care of Liberty, Central Mountain, and Father Judge, the Little Lions faltered in the second half against Harrisburg, giving up 20 points in the third and fourth quarters. All season the Little Lions have been led by senior wide receiver Darian Herncane, quarterback Pat Irwin, and running backs Andrew Kelly, Ebrahim Britton, Ryan Goeke, and Chris Theis. This game, likely, will be determined by the play of the defenses and turnovers. If SC can contain the Central Dauphin offense and control its mistakes, this could be very close.

BELLEFONTE (2-2) AT TYRONE (2-2) TYRONE — Bellefonte saw enough of Central Mountain’s Von Walker on Friday night to last for a long time, but there is no rest for the Red Raiders on the horizon. Next up is Tyrone fullback Corey Snyder and tailbacks James Oliver and Aliec Hunter. Although individually none of those runners is likely going to run for over 350 yards in a game like Walker did, they combined for more yardage, 379, on the ground in Tyrone’s 60-7 thrashing of Philipsburg-Osceola last Friday night. Oliver ran for 188 and two touchdowns, Hunter for 110, and Snyder for 81 and another two touchdowns. Add 52 yards passing, and Tyrone totaled 439 yards of offense in the game. Tyrone began the season looking vulnerable after two losses to Bellewood-Antis and Central, but it has exploded in victories in its last two games, 71-6 over Hunt-




ingdon and 60-7 over P-O, to even its record at 2-2. Bellefonte, 2-2, has markedly improved this season, but its step up into AAAA against Central Mountain ended badly after the Wildcats scored 33 unanswered points in the second half on the way to a 50-14 victory. Phil Fenstermacker and senior Jordan Fye handle the quarterbacking duties for the Red Raiders while NuNu Buey and Brian White carry most of the rushing attempts. Nick Leiter is the Raiders’ leading receiver. Bellefonte was very much in the game against Central Mountain at halftime, down only 17-14 going into the locker rooms. But its defense apparently tired in the second half, and Central Mountain pulled away. Tyrone is explosive as well, with at least three players who could break a long play at any time, so Bellefonte will have to defend all four quarters to give itself a chance for a victory.

P-O (0-4) AT CHESTNUT RIDGE (1-3) FISHERTOWN — The PhilipsburgOsceola Mounties are another team that has been dearly hurt by turnovers this season. In their four losses, the Mounties have given up 17 turnovers that have blunted any kind of rhythm and momentum they have been able to generate. This week, P-O travels to Chestnut Ridge, a team that committed three turnovers of its own in last week’s close, 28-26 loss to Bald Eagle Area. The Lions are 1-3 on the season with losses to Central, Berks Catholic, and BEA. Chestnut Ridge rang up 362 yards rushing in its 35-12 win over Carrick in week two. Against BEA, the Lions totaled 417 yards of offense and were led by all-purpose quarterback Beau Bosch. Bosch completed eight passes in that game for 165 yards and a touchdown, and he was a constant threat in Chestnut Ridge’s option running attack. He gained 125 yards on the ground on 22 carries, while Jacob Mock chipped in 75 on 15 carries and Matt Wiley added another 51 yards on nine carries.

P-O is led by quarterback Caleb Pepperday and running backs Dustin Shuey and Nick Gray. Gray has rushed for 248 yards this season, and Shuey has gained 215. Against BEA, Shuey ran 23 times for 123 yards and a touchdown. P-O has been giving up some big plays this season, and Chestnut Ridge is capable of making big plays. The Mounties best chance for their first win will come if they secure the football and keep Bosch in check.

HUNTINGDON (0-4) AT PENNS VALLEY (0-4) SPRING MILLS — Something has to give. Huntingdon and Penns Valley are two football teams still looking for their first victory, and the meeting on Friday night between them at Penns Valley virtually assures that one will find it. Huntingdon lost a heartbreaker to Mt. Union, 21-20, in week one, and then lost 29-14 to Bellefonte in a game that was suspended because of bad weather. Tyrone coasted, 71-6, against the Wildcats in week three, but Hundingdon was in the game against Clearfield last Friday before finally losing 41-24. Josh Foster is the quarterback for Huntingdon, while Rhett Stetchock, Marcus Yoder, and Deon Claar are the primary runningbacks. Penns Valley left it all on the field in a razor-thin 21-20 loss to BEA in week three. The Rams were stopped on the last play of the game on the BEA 1-yard line. In Penns Valley’s other three losses, to Juniata, Clearfield, and Central, the Rams were hurt by multiple turnovers and all three games quickly spun out of control for PV. The Rams are quarterbacked by junior Cam Tobias, and he is backed up by running backs Taylor Collison, Dom Hook, Wytt Sharp, and Bryton Fegley. Ian Brown, Luke Weaver, and Collison are the top receivers. If the Rams contain their turnovers, their home field advantage could see them through to their first win.

Week 4 Rock Solid winners announced From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — The Rock Solid Award winners for Week Four have been announced. They are: Dakota Bartley (Bald Eagle Area High School), Luke Purnell (Bellefonte Area High School), Ian Brown (Penns Valley High School), Dan Fowler

(Philipsburg-Osceola High School) and Darian Hernacane (State College Area High School). The Rock Solid Award is presented each week to outstanding high school football players throughout central Pennsylvania. They are recognized for their teamwork, reliability and outstanding performance.






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Cougars claw their way past Little Lions By KYLE POORMAN For The Gazette


CHRISTINE IRWIN, left, and Suzanne Horner have made a nice one-two punch for the State College Area High School girls’ volleyball squad.

Not rebuilding, but reloading By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

STATE COLLEGE — After losing two allstate players to season-ending injuries, most girls’ volleyball teams in tough leagues would be scrambling to stay competitive. Not so State College. After Thursday afternoon’s 25-10, 1925, 25-18, 25-19 victory over visiting Carlisle, the Lady Little Lions are 7-0 for the season and 5-0 in Mid-State Conference play. In fact, the second set loss to Carlisle was the first set that State College has lost this season. In league play, they’ve defeated Central Dauphin, Mifflin County, Red Land, Cedar Cliff, and now Carlisle. With all-staters Emma Weakland and Taylor Leath both gone for the season, senior setter Suzanne Horner and junior hitter Christine Irwin have more than taken up the slack for the Lions. It’s actually difficult calling Horner a setter because, even though she did have 10 assists in the Carlisle match, she also had 13 kills, three aces, and a block. Irwin, a strong jumper and outside hitter, nailed 12 kills in the match, two of which came down the stretch in the fourth and deciding set. It was her kill that ended a three-point Carlisle last-ditch rally and gave State College a 24-19 lead. The next point was decided with a Carlisle error, and the Lions walked off with the victory. “It’s been a lot of fun so far,” Irwin said. “The girls are awesome. The injuries are a disappointment, but we have to keep moving on and play with what we’ve got and play our hardest. “We are young players, and we go out there and do the best we can. We know we are going to be the underdogs this season because we have such a young team, but that gives us the extra motivation to come out and play. “One thing about this team is that we never give up. We’ve been down a couple times by a lot of points, but we’ve always fought back, especially in the last three matches. It shows who we are at what we are made of.” Against Carlisle, the Lions shot out to an easy, 25-10 win in the first set, and it appeared as if more of the same was coming up and this would be another three-andout. But the Thundering Herd build early 8-2 and 10-4 leads in the second set, and then held on at the end through two SC ral-

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lies to take the set 25-19 and tie the match. “We needed to play better,” State College coach Chad Weight said about the second set loss. “We weren’t hitting exactly the spots that we wanted to, and give it to Carlisle. They were playing really good defense, and we needed to mix our shots up a little bit better and we talked about doing some other things. “I think we did that and kept them unbalanced in the remaining third and fourth set.” State College righted itself in the pivotal third set, creeping out to 12-6, 14-8, and 15-11 leads before breaking things open with a 6-1 rally that gave the Lions a 21-12 lead. Carlisle fought back to 21-17 and then 22-18, but SC took the final three points for the set win. In the fourth, the teams were close throughout with State College holding three or four point leads. But a kill by Irwin put the Lions up 18-14, and then with the score 23-19, another Irwin kill essentially put the match away, and State College improved to 7-0. “It was a matter of making a few adjustments, especially serving the ball,” Weight added. “I think that helped us in the end a lot, making sure that we didn’t serve to their libero, who passes really well. That helped us defensively transitioning into offense.” “Definitely, the strength of our team is our serving,” Horner said, “We hit our zones and get teams out of their systems. And we have a lot of fight in us. We are always encouraging each other and that makes us come back in the middle of games when we’re down.” The road gets no easier for State College from this point on, with teams like perennial state power Chambersburg looming on the schedule. However, Irwin and Horner both feel the future is bright for the Little Lions. “My goals for this team — we are doing great so far this season,” Horner said, “is to keep going, keep winning. Definitely getting into districts and then getting to states. I think we have a very good chance. I think we can come out and surprise a lot of people.” “Our goal is states, of course, this season,” Irwin added, “and we are doing everything we can to get there. We really believe we can get there. “This has been amazing. I love this sport and the girls are awesome, on the court and off the court. We’re like a family.”

From Gazette staff reports PLEASANT GAP — The Pleasant Gap Little League will hold its annual meeting at 8 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Pleasant Hills Community Center. During the meeting, the election of officers for the upcoming year will take place.

STATE COLLEGE — After being shutout by State College last season, the Harrisburg Cougars came into Friday’s contest at Memorial Field looking to exact some revenge. And avenge last year’s result they did. Led by a talented duo of tailbacks, the Cougars (3-1, 1-0) spoiled State College’s homecoming with a convincing 33-12 win. Despite committing nine penalties, Harrisburg dominated on both sides of the ball throughout the contest. The Cougars gained 392 yards of total offense, while holding State College (3-1, 0-1) to a seasonlow 182 yards. State College’s normally potent rushing attack (previously averaging 234 yards per contest) only managed to muster 62 yards on 21 carries. State College senior Darian Herncane had a simple explanation for the Little Lions offensive woes. “We didn’t execute our plays,” he said. “And we didn’t come up with big plays when we needed them.” The reason for Harrisburg’s offensive success was similarly easy to explain. Cougar running backs Dominique Shurns and Jalen Williams combined for 257 rushing yards on only 22 attempts. Williams beat the Lions defense for runs of 55 and 60 yards, while Shurns contributed two touchdowns and 109 yards. Harrisburg coach Calvin Everett praised his team’s offense. “It was a good fundamental performance,” he said. The Cougars led from the game’s onset, scoring on junior Robert Martin’s 10-yard scamper 6:05 into the contest. After trading possessions, State College countered with a 22-yard field goal banged home by Ian

Walker, from page 19 played a helluva game last week against Mifflin County. Our local newspaper is telling them that Bellefonte has more playmakers. We get up here, we give up a couple of big plays, they start chanting ‘overrated.’ Our kids took that to heart,” he said. “They’re always questioned about their heart, they’re always questioned about what kind of team they are. They came out here and beat a team that was 2-1.” For Besch and the Red Raiders, it’s back to the drawing board. “I told them that this one is going to sting and it should sting,” Besch said. “I don’t think you bury it, you have to learn from it. We’re a better football team than this. You have to fix those errors and mis-

Fennessey with 1:11 remaining in the quarter. Harrisburg contributed the only scoring of the second period, with a Shurns dive into the endzone with just :20 left. Due to a blocked extra-point, the lead stayed at 13-3 heading into the break. State College started the second half with a 34-yard field goal to trim the Harrisburg lead to a touchdown. The Cougars responded with a 20-yard pass from Cook to Darian Davis-Ray to increase the lead (and silence the crowd) with seven seconds left in the third. After a Davis-Ray 1-yard touchdown run put the Cougars up 27-6 with 7:55 left in the contest, the outcome was largely decided. Herncane’s 34-yard reception touchdown from junior Patrick Irwin with just over six minutes left in the game momentarily gave the Little Lions hope. However, a failed extra point and a Harrisburgrecovered onside kick dashed State College’s optimism. Shurns added a 16-yard touchdown rush to put the cherry on top of a sweet victory over a Mid-Penn rival. Senior State College running back Chris Theis wanted to put the loss behind the Little Lions. “I’m not going to lie, [the loss] hurts. But we’ve just got to regroup and beat Central Dauphin next week.” That will not be an easy task, as Central Dauphin is the reigning PIAA state champion. Harrisburg has a slightly easier challenge ahead of them at home against in Mifflin County. Everett is confident about the rest of his team’s season. “The sky is the limit,” he said. “We have yet to reach our potential.” After Friday’s performance, Harrisburg’s opponents certainly hope they already have.

takes. If you do that, you’re going to come out of it a better football team.” Bellefonte, now 2-2, visits Tyrone on Friday night. ■ Central 42, Penns Valley 7: The Rams remained winless, falling to unbeaten Central at Martinsburg on Friday night. Central took command of the game in the first quarter. Bradi Moore scored a pair of touchdowns — one from five yards out and one from 22 yards out. He also scored on a 17-yard pass. It was a 35-0 game before Penns Valley quarterback Cameron Tobias found Ian Brown for an 11-yard TD to make it 35-7. That was as close as the Rams (0-4) would get though. Penns Valley hosts Huntingdon this week.

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Golf courses are home to plenty of wildlife “The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation.” — Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. President 190109. One of Roosevelt's most lasting and significant contributions to the world was the permanent preservation of the some of the most unique natural resources of the United States. According to the National Geographic, the area of the United States placed under public protection by Roosevelt, as National Parks, National Forests, game and bird preserves, and other federal John Dixon writes a reservations, comes to weekly golf column a total of approximatefor The Centre ly 230,000,000 acres — County Gazette. He or about 84,000 acres can be reached at per day. I don’t know about you, but when I’m out on the golf course, I take the time to look and see the surroundings of the areas outside the boundaries of the course layout. It’s amazing what one sees, as the old saying goes, seeing the forest for the trees. What is a hazard for the man or woman on the golf course is home to many animals. Courses have ponds — ponds have fish, frogs and other wildlife whose natural habitats are small wet areas. This hazard on the course is also a source of water for many other wildlife native to our environment. Golf courses are a natural as a bird habitat. Some courses like the State College Elks Country Club, now named Mountain View Country Club, put up nesting boxes to attract these small birds. On Friday, the Wildlife for Everyone Golf Tournament will take place and there you will find out what hole this birdhouse is on


and you just might see a bluebird, tree swallows and kill deer. “Wildlife conservation in Pennsylvania is a true success story,” said Vern Ross, executive director for the foundation. “Our citizens are blessed with 467 species of birds and mammals. There are over 100 nesting bald eagles in the state. Black bear are healthy and expanding their range. White tail deer are abundant and healthy. Elk are thriving in the north central region of the state. Bobcat, fishers and river otters are reproducing and providing recreation for many outdoor enthusiasts. Game lands are home to uncommon bird species, such as Henslow’s sparrow, great egret, black cap night heron and Cerulean warbler. The Eastern wild turkey is now found in just about every county. This has not always been the case. “Pennsylvania’s approach to wildlife management was uncomplicated in the 1700s and 1800s,” Ross said. “There were no hunting seasons or bag limits. It was up to the people to decide how and when to take game. Residents often depended upon wildlife for income and table fare.” Without the proper management the environment suffered. “There was a price to pay for this loose form of management,” said Ross. “When the Game Commission was founded in 1895, many hunters and trappers were concerned that species were being over hunted. In subsequent decades, many environmental problems created concern for dwindling numbers of birds and mammals in the state. Some species, such as the passenger pigeon, were lost forever. Elk were now extinct, along with wolves, mountain lions, fishers, martens, beavers. Many species were near extinction but were found scattered around the state. “Complicating the situation that affected wildlife were pollution from mining, waste from factories, and raw sewage that was untreated and dumped into rivers and streams. Large clear cutting timber operations stripped mountainsides of their vegetation creating erosion and created floods across the state.”



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The Glass Eye: The NFL’s officiating debacle The situation in the NFL has been building toward this, but Monday night, replacement NFL referees finally did what so many had feared — they directly affected the outcome of a game. Let’s take a look at how the NFL got to this point, what the issues are in this referee lockout, and where the league should go from here. I think the first thing to understand is that the NFL caused this — this is a lockout, not a strike. The referees’ union was prepared to work even while negotiations continued, and from every report I’ve read the union was not looking for much in the way of gains — like anyone, they were mainly looking to keep the salary and benefits they had. The NFL proposed nominal pay Dave Glass is a raises for the officials, columnist for The but also to reduce their Centre County pensions. According to Gazette. Email Dave at buggypublished reports, the sides are approximately $2 million apart in total — or about $60,000 per team. According to USA Today’s online salary tracker, in 2009 The average NFL player payroll was over $100 million, the lowest payroll in the league was $81 million. Last year the NFL generated $9.3 billion in revenue — and they are willing to tarnish their own product over $60,000 per team? There was a lot of talk in the preseason


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Steelers defense worrisome at this point in the season Poor tackling form, an ineffective pass rush and a secondary which plays softer than Charmin. When those three comments are linked to the Pittsburgh Steelers, eyebrows are raised almost immediately. Simply put, when your defense makes Carson Palmer — a quarterback that your team routinely tormented during his time in Cincinnati — look like Ken Stabler, Jim Plunkett and Rich Gannon’s 2002 season all in one, all the eyebrow arching in the world won’t remedy the issues at hand. There are concerns that are justifiably raised but it’s not quite time to throw in Shawn Curtis covThe Terrible Towel on ers the Pittsburgh Steelers for the this team. Centre County A few notes of conGazette. Email him cern about Sunday’s at sports@centre 34-31 loss at seum: ■ Aside from Darren McFadden’s 64yard touchdown run in the first quarter, the Raiders did not have a play gain more than 18 yards; a trademark of an efficient Palmer-run offense. ■ Oakland didn’t have a scoring drive go longer than 5 minutes and 5 seconds. When the Raiders found a swift rhythm on offense the Steelers had few answers. ■ Oakland scored on its final five possessions. All five possessions came at times where a stop would have swung an overwhelming amount of momentum to Pittsburgh. ■ Palmer finished 24 of 34 for 209 yards and three touchdowns, all after his firstpass interception sailed to safety Ryan Clark. ■ Pittsburgh, a team that traditionally minimizes points off turnovers, allowed 10 Oakland points off two lost fumbles in the second half. While we’re at this dissection, let’s ask/answer a couple of questions as the


Steelers enter a bye week: ■ Would the injured and inactive James Harrison and Troy Polamalu have helped that much on Sunday? It’s hard to say: Harrison, one of the game’s most feared linebackers, likely would have garnered a bit more attention from the Oakland blocking scheme, allowing other pass rushers to pressure Palmer and therefore creating a new dynamic to how Palmer distributed the football. Polamalu’s freelancing style at safety creates a sense of the unknown for the passing game leading to mistakes by the offense more than the defense. Oakland’s bevy of speedy young receivers could have seen a few catches bumped off their ledgers on Sunday with Polamalu roaming the grass and dirt of ■ Are teams starting to solve Dick LeBeau’s vaunted defensive schemes? Not yet: As the Steelers transition younger talent into the fold, growing pains are to be expected. Every team faces this issue on both sides of the football so it’s not prudent to point the finger at LeBeau’s defensive gameplanning just yet. It can be argued that the team’s defensive philosophy has been outdated for a number of years, yet phenomenal players on that side of the ball masked the flaws. When those players aren’t on the field, the replacements get tested. Sometimes the results are good for the Steelers, other times they’re not as positive. At the same time, LeBeau hasn’t made a tackle since 1972 so execution can’t all be pegged on the ageless defensive coordinator and he likely wouldn’t have tried to arm tackle McFadden during his touchdown romp. A loss like this shouldn’t define the Steelers’ 2012 season just yet, the franchise has traditionally played poorly on the west coast since the Rams moved from Cleveland to Los Angeles in the 1930s, so that could be a convenient culprit if chosen to be one. With 13 games remaining and a defense that has yet to play at full strength in three regular-season games, there are plenty of reasons to be concerned and a bit worried but no reason to panic just yet.

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UNIVERSITY PARK — So far, so good. Penn State athletic teams moved into Big Ten play over the past weekend and found nothing but success. The field hockey team won its seventh match in a row by topping Michigan 4-3 at the Penn State Field Hockey Complex on Sunday afternoon. After defeating Indiana 7-1 on Friday and giving head coach Charlene Morett her 400th career win at Penn State, the Nittany Lions broke out to a 3-0 lead over the Wolverines on two goals by Ashtin Klinger and another by Kelsey Amy. Michigan came back to make it 3-1 when Rachael Mack scored in the 20th minute, but Penn State’s Jenna Chrismer answered two minutes later to give Penn State a 4-1 lead. Michigan scored the final two goals of the game, Mack again in the 27th minute and Leslie Smith in the 69th minute, but the PSU defense was able to hold off the Wolverines for the victory. Penn State is now 10-2 this season, 2-0 in the Big Ten, and ranked No. 6 in the country. The team is back in action next at Northwestern on Friday. The Women’s Volleyball team continued rolling after its huge victory over No. 1 ranked Nebraska on Thursday night, 3-1. The Nittany Lions defeated Iowa 25-20, 2521, 27-29, 25-14 on Saturday night at Rec Hall. The third set loss to the Hawkeyes was a bit of a surprise, but the Lions regrouped and powered to an 11-point win the fourth set to take the win. Penn State, now 12-1 overall and 2-0 in

the Big Ten, was led by Deja McClendon with 18 kills, Katie Slay with 12, sophomore Nia Grant with 11, and freshman Megan Courtney added 10. Micha Hancock handed out 53 assists for the No. 4 Lions, and she also had 3 aces. Penn State next goes on a road trip to Minnesota and Wisconsin this weekend. The men’s soccer team travelled to Madison to take on Wisconsin on Friday night. The previous two matches against the Badgers ended in 1-0 scores, and Friday’s game just followed in the tradition. Penn State got a goal from freshman Kelton Cheney, a State College High graduate, in the 82nd minute, and the PSU defense threw a shutout at the Badgers, giving Penn State a 1-0 victory. Senior Hasani Sinclair assisted on the winner with a crossing pass through the box as the Lions finally broke through after peppering Wisconsin with more than 20 shots in the game. Penn State is now 6-1-1 for the season, 1-0-0 in Big Ten play, and will take on Lehigh (away) and Indiana (home) this week. The women’s soccer team kept up its winning ways with a 4-0 drubbing of Illinois on Sunday afternoon at Jeffery Field. Junior Maya Hays led the Lions with a goal and an assist, while Tani Costa, freshman Mallory Weber, and sophomore Kori Chapic also scored for Penn State. Penn State is now 8-2 for the season and 3-0 in Big Ten play. The Lions have moved up to No. 11 in the country, and the team will next take on Ohio State in Columbus on Thursday and return home to play Minnesota on Sunday.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Pennsylvania artists find their inspiration outdoors By ANNE WALKER For The Gazette

LEMONT — Two Pennsylvania artists invite the public to join them in a celebration of the many moods they find in nature. On Sept. 29, painter Kathleen Chovit and potter Cheri Anderton Yarnell will bring their work to the Art Alliance in Lemont for a three-day show. The first-ever “Nature of Art” will focus on two artists’ connections to natural themes including landscapes, animals and marine life. Chovit lives in Centre County, where she feels a particular connection to the fields, the sky, the ridges and woodlands around her home. “I’ll tell my husband I’m going out to paint or take photos,” she said. “But I never have to go very far.” To capture the unique way light affects a scene, Chovit often works “plein air” or outdoors. This method allows her to depict the shades and textures made when sunlight — either directly or through cloud cover — interacts with the surface of a field of wildflowers, a grove of trees or a distant mountain. She also uses the interplay of light and shadow to Submitted photo evoke joy in a stand of daylilies KATHLEEN CHOVIT’S works will be on display at the Art on a cloudless summer afternoon or the dissonance of a Alliance. wheat field under a stormy sky. “I try to recreate the experiher pieces shimmer like a still ocean. Other ence I’m having,” Chovit said. pieces include plates and dishes shaped While she paints landscapes mostly like leaves of native plants. You can nearly using oil paints, she switched to an acrylic always find a little tree frog perched on an gesso with glazing for her depictions of anedge of one of these. imals. These look nothing like typical “In my work in clay, I attempt to reflect wildlife art. The clean lines she uses differthe beauty and symmetry I find in the natentiate these pieces from romantic animal ural world of plants, animals, and marine paintings normally seen. The wolf and the life,” she said. bear look as though you could stroke their Chovit began collecting Andertonfur. Yarnell’s pottery 15 years ago, when the “I wanted to capture the animal’s spirit two met at the Art Alliance. “She just keeps through their eyes,” Chovit stated. evolving in her work,” the painter said, All the animals represented have starturning over a plate made by Andertontlingly realistic-looking eyes, particularly a Yarnell, “Look how the underside looks like close-up image of a bald eagle. antique embroidery. It’s patterned like a Both Chovit and her co-exhibitor Anturtle’s shell.” derton-Yarnell care deeply about wildlife. The collaboration seemed “kind of a Anderton-Yarnell has a national reputation natural thing,” according to Chovit. as a potter who incorporates marine life in “We both love nature and animals and her designs. Although she worked for years preserving the land,” Chovit said. in Centre County, Anderton-Yarnell reAlthough the Nature of Art Exhibit will cently moved back to northwestern PA to last only three days, both women hope that help out on her family’s blueberry farm. the public will feel a deeper connection to She will return to the area for the exhibit nature through viewing their artwork. later this month. The exhibit will open with a reception Anderton-Yarnell creates vases and pots from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 28. It will conincorporating images of humpbacked tinue from noon to 5 p.m. on Sept. 29 and whales. The green-blue celadon, coppery from noon to 3 p.m. on Sept. 30. Admission red and glossy black glazes she uses make is free.

Jay Vonada Trio plans release of ‘Groovin It’ From Gazette staff reports The Jay Vonada Trio will be releasing its new CD “Groovin’ It” on Nov. 1. The CD was recorded in June of 2012 at WVIA studios in Pittston Pennsylvania and recorded by George Graham. The CD contains five originals by Jay, two originals by Kevin Lowe and the reworked standard “Where or When” by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart, arranged by Alex Sell. Jay has many different groups including duos of trombone and

keyboard or trombone and guitar called swing-nova. These groups perform in many restaurants, nursing homes and assisted living communities. His trio of trombone, keyboard, bass, or trombone, guitar, bass or trombone, bass, drums has performed many venues and festivals throughout the central region of Pennsylvania and beyond. He can be reached at Photo provided The cover art for The Jay Vonada Trio’s new CD, “Groovin’ It.”



Thursday, Sept. 27 through Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 AMERICAN ALE HOUSE, 821 CRICKLEWOOD DRIVE, STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-9701 Thursday, Sept. 27 Scott Mangene, 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 28 Tommy Wareham, 6 to 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 29 Tommy Wareham, 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 Ted and Molly, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Tommy Wareham, 7:30 p.m. THE ARENA BAR & GRILL, 1521 MARTIN ST., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-8833 Thursday, Sept. 27 Velveeta (benefit show for The AIDS Project), 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 Gas Station Disco, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 AC Express, 10:30 p.m. THE AUTOPORT, 1405 S. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-7666 Thursday, Sept. 27 Kate and Natalie, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 Miss Melanie Trio, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Stressbusters Karaoke, 8 p.m. BAR BLEU & BAR QUE, 112 S. GARNER ST., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-0374 Friday, Sept. 28 Lowjack, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 Ted McCloskey & The Hi-Fis, 10:30 p.m. CAFE 210 WEST, 210 W. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-3449 Thursday, Sept. 27 Public Domain, 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 My Zero Hero, 10:30 p.m. THE BREWERY, 233 E. BEAVER AVE., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-2892 Sunday, Sept. 30 Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. THE DELI RESTAURANT, 113 HIESTER ST., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-5710 Sunday, Sept. 30 Jazz Brunch with Jay Vonada, noon to 2 p.m. ELK CREEK CAFÉ AND ALEWORKS, 100 W. MAIN ST., MILLHEIM (814) 349-8850 Thursday, Sept. 27 BAD Trio!, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 Big Leg Emma, 8 p.m. THE GINGERBREAD MAN, 130 HEISTER ST., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-0361 Thursday, Sept. 27 DJ Cup Cake, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28 DJ Boner, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 DJ Cup Cake, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 DJ Boner, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Team Trivia, 9 to10 p.m. Karaoke, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. GOVERNORS PUB, 211 W. HIGH ST., BELLEFONTE Thursday, Sept. 27 JT Blues, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Bisquit Jam, 6:30 p.m. INFERNO BRICK OVEN & BAR, 340 E. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-5718 Thursday, Sept. 27 DJ Manik Mike, 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 DJ Fuego, 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 DJ Cashous, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Jason & Greg Acoustic, 10 p.m. KILDARE’S IRISH PUB, 538 E. COLLEGE AVE., STATE COLLEGE (814) 272-0038 Thursday, Sept. 27 Jared Stillman from Table Ten, 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 DJ Fox, 10 p.m. OTTO’S PUB & BREWERY, 2286 N. ATHERTON ST., STATE COLLEGE (814) 867-OTTO Thursday, Sept. 27 Acoustic Thursdays with 18 Strings, 9 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 Miss Melanie and The Valley Rats, 9 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 Trivia, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Scott Mangene, 8 to 10 p.m. THE PHYRST, 111 E. BEAVER AVE., STATE COLLEGE Thursday, Sept. 27 Jason & Dan, 8 p.m., Maxwell Strait, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28 Dom & the Fig, 8 to 10 p.m. Ted and the Hi-Fi’s, 10:30 pm to 2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 My Zero Hero, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 2Twenty2, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1 Open Mic Nite, 9 p.m. To midnight Low Jack Tuesday, Oct. 2 Table Ten, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 The Nightcrawlers, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. THE RATHSKELLER, 108 S. PUGH ST., STATE COLLEGE (814) 237-3858 Thursday, Sept. 27 Team trivia, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 Mr. Hand, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 Memphis Hat, 10:30 p.m. THE SALOON, 101 HEISTER ST., STATE COLLEGE, (814) 234-0845 Thursday, Sept. 27 My Hero Zero, 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 John & Chad, 8 p.m. Velveeta, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 Lowjack, 10:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 Smokin’ Karaoke, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 Shake Shake Shake, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Hotdog Cart, 10:30 p.m. — Compiled by Marjorie S. Miller Schedules subject to change. Call the venue for details. The Centre County Gazette is committed to providing readers with a complete list of upcoming live entertainment in Centre County. If your establishment provides live entertainment and would like to have it listed free in The Gazette, simply email listings to



SEPT. 27-OCT. 3, 2012

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

ONGOING Historical Museum and PA Room — Learn about the local history and genealogy with expert researchers at the Historical Museum and PA Room, 203 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. The hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Exhibit — “A Closer Look” celebrates a photographic botanical series by Gerald Lang and Jennifer Tucker will be on display in the Mezzanine Gallery, at the Green Drake Art Gallery, 101 W. Main St., Millheim. Gallery hours are noon-8 p.m. Thursday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Call (814) 349-2486 or visit

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 Lunch Concert — Bach’s Lunch will be performed at 12:10 p.m. at the Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, University Park. Hooks and Needles — Bring your projects to share ideas and tips with others who knit from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Bookmobile — Join Miss Laura on the Bookmobile for stories, songs and fun from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Livonia Brush Valley Road, Miles Township. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Preschool Storytime — Stories and crafts for children ages 3 and younger are available from 2-3 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. The theme is Hard-Working Squirrels. Story-time programs meet Pennsylvania learning standards for early childhood education. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit Bookmobile — Join Miss Laura on the Bookmobile for stories, songs and fun from 3-4:30 p.m. Main Street, Rebersburg. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. After School Science — Polishing Pennies with Household Liquids will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Centre County Library & Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516 or visit Ham/Turkey Dinner — A ham and turkey dinner will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, 146 Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills. Meals cost $8 for adults and $4 for children. Take-outs available. Call (814) 669-4090. Needles Night — Bring your needlecraft projects to share ideas and tips with others at 6 p.m. at East Penns Valley Area Branch Library, 225 E. Main St., Millheim. Any skill level and challenging projects welcome. Call (814) 349-5328 or visit Meet the Blockheads — A building club where the blocks are provided will meet 6-7 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. All ages welcome. Call (814) 342-1987 or visit Tour — The Centre County Conservation District’s wetlands environmental education series will host a Wetlands and Waterways tour from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Muddy Paws Marsh, 4158 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills. Call (814) 3556817 for availability.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28 New Hope Bazaar — A bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Hope United Methodist Church, 1575 Axemann Road, Bellefonte. Items for sale will include soups, baked goods, crafts, books and yard-sale-type items. Call Pastor Bob Dornan (814) 383-2831. Line Dancing — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will have line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St. #1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Food for Thought — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will host Food for Thought where seniors can have lunch and participate in an array of topics to excite and educate at 11:30 a.m. The Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St. #1, State College. This week Carol Lindsay, MA holistic healer and local percussionist will talk about the benefits of meditation. Call 231-3076 prior to Thursday morning to order a meal. Visit and click on the Senior Center tab for additional speakers. To register visit or call (814) 231-3076. Adult Book Discussion Group — Discuss the book of the month at 1 p.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1516. Visit for the title. Chicken BBQ — The Ferguson Township Lion’s Club will host a benefit Chicken Barbecue from 4-6 p.m. at the Lions Community Park, 424 W. Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills. The cost is $8.50 for a dinner and $4.50 for a half chicken. The proceeds will be donated to help with his medical expenses for Koan Pantano, a student diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Eat in or take out available. Call (814) 238-6695. Mount Nittany Night — The Third Annual Mount Nittany Night and Wine Tasting, an event to celebrate and promote the conservation of Mount Nittany will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery, 300 Houser Road, Centre Hall. Tickets can be purchased at or email

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 Walk/Run/Ride — The Pregnancy Resource Clinic will host the Fourth Annual Celebrate Life event at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, 851 Science Park Road, State College. Participants can choose to participate in a 2-mile walk or run, a 10-mile bike ride, or a 50-mile motorcycle ride and all the proceeds benefit the Pregnancy Resource Clinic. Registering online at com or by calling Liz at (814) 234-7341.

Festival — The Milesburg Museum and Historical Society 12th annual Apple Harvest Festival and Car Show will be held on at Market Street, Milesburg. Breakfast will be from 8-10:30 a.m., registration of vehicles will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Entertainment, apple dumplings, homemade baked goods and craft vendors will be available throughout the day. The car show awards will be at 4 p.m. Garage Sale — The Foxdale Village Retirement Center Fall Garage Sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Foxdale Village Retirement Center, 500 E. Marylyn Av., State College. Household furniture, appliances, jewelry, collectibles, art, linens, decor, tools, kitchen stuff, annuals, perennials and baked goods will be available. Kid’s Yard Sale — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will host a Kid’s Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to noon at Tom Tudek Memorial Park, 400 Herman Drive, State College. Children from ages 8 to 12 will have the opportunity to sell their goods. Space is limited and pre-registration is necessary. To register, visit or call (814) 231-3071. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 30. Festival & Auction — The Annual Fall Festival and Auction will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Runville United Methodist Church, 1216 Runville Road, Bellefonte. There will be soup, baked goods, jellies, hot sausage sandwiches, a silent auction from 9 a.m. to noon, live auction begins at 1 p.m. There will be crafts, free tractor pulled wagon rides and more. Call (814) 353-8380 New Hope Bazaar — A bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Hope United Methodist Church, 1575 Axemann Road, Bellefonte. Items for sale will include soups, baked goods, crafts, books and yard-sale-type items. Call Pastor Bob Dornan (814) 383-2831. Hike — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation Muddy Sneakers Hike will be held at 1 p.m. at the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, 548 Puddintown Road, State College. The program is an easy hike along the trails where you can learn about the ecosystem and pair it with hands-on nature experiences, activities and games. Dress for the weather. The cost is $6 for Centre Region residents and $9 for non-Centre Region residents. Advance registration is required. Call (814) 231-3071 or visit Scarecrow-STUFF IT — The Centre Region Park and Recreation will hold their first Scarecrow-STUFF IT at 2 p.m. at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, 548 Puddintown Road, State College. The activities include face painting, relay races and more. Visit or call (814) 231-3071. Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser — A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the Pleasant Gap Food Bank will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 160 N. Main St., Pleasant Gap. Meals include Caesar salad, fresh pasta from Fasta & Ravioli Company, sauce and homemade meatballs, garlic bread, beverage and a dessert buffet. Meals cost $8 for adults, $5 for children 10 and younger and free for children younger than 3. Takeout is available and walk-ins are accepted. Call (814) 359-2522. Class of ’82 Reunion — The Bellefonte Class of ’82 30th Reunion will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m. with dinner staring at 6 p.m. and a DJ performing at 7:30 p.m. at the Bellefonte Moose, 125 N. Spring St., Bellefonte. The cost is $40 for a couple or $25 for singles. Contact Lisa at (814) 383-4493 or email at Harvest Full Moon Paddle — Paddle on the lake by moonlight from 8-10 p.m. at Black Moshannon State Park, 4216 Beaver Road, Phillipsburg. The cost is $6 per person, $3 for children 12 and younger. This event is not recommended for children under the age of 7. Payment is due at least one hour in advance of programming. If payment is not received, the boats will be released to people on the waiting list. Register by calling (814) 342-5960, email or online at

2355 Halfmoon Valley Road, Port Matilda. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Bookmobile — Join Miss Laura on the Bookmobile for stories, songs and fun from 1:15-3:15 p.m. at Port Matilda Baptist Church, 105 S. Main St., Port Matilda. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Bookmobile — Join Miss Laura on the Bookmobile for stories, songs and fun from 3:30-4 p.m. at Miles Trailer Park, Huston Township. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Bookmobile — Join Miss Laura on the Bookmobile for stories, songs and fun from 4:15-4:45 p.m. at the Unionville Community Center, state Route 220, Unionville. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Dinner Meeting — The Soroptimist International of Centre County will have a dinner and business meeting at 6 p.m. at the Atherton Hotel, 125 S. Atherton St., State College. The event cost $18 to $21. Call (814) 234-0658.

TUESDAY, OCT. 2 Seniors Hiking Group — Enjoy a moderate hike in the great 9 a.m. at various locations in and around State College. The hikes are free except for car pool donations. To register call (814) 231-3076 or visit Coffee Time — Bring a friend and savor that second cup of coffee and conversation from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Howard United Methodist Church, West Main Street, Howard. Bookmobile — Join Miss Laura on the Bookmobile for stories, songs and fun from 10 a.m. to noon Pine Glen Fire Company, 1003 Pine Glen Road, Karthaus. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Bookmobile — Join Miss Laura on the Bookmobile for stories, songs and fun from 1:30-3:45 p.m. at Hall’s Market, 491 E. Sycamore Road, Snow Shoe. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Bookmobile — Join Miss Laura on the Bookmobile for stories, songs and fun from 4:15-5 p.m. Boggs Township/Milesburg at the corner of Dell Street and Sparrow Drive. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Yoga Class — A gentle yoga class will be held from 5-6 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 144 West Main St., Howard. The class is designed to have all flows on the floor. Gain flexibility and strength and leave feeling calm, open and rejuvenated. Cost is $10 for each class. Call Kathie at (814) 625-2852 or email at Breastfeeding Basics Class — Breastfeeding Basics is a prenatal class focused on starting and avoiding common breastfeeding problems will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Dads are encouraged to attend at no additional cost. Pre-registration is required by phone or email. Call (814) 876-0217. Yoga Class — A basics level yoga class will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 144 West Main St., Howard. The class is intended for those who may have had some prior yoga experience. Gain flexibility and strength and leave feeling calm, open and rejuvenated. Cost is $10 for each class. Call Kathie at (814) 6252852 or email at Line Dancing — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will have line dancing at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Nittany Residence, 301 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076.



All-Mopar Cruise-In — The Third Annual Mopar Cruise-In will be held at 9 a.m. at the Centre Hall American Legion, 2928 Penns Valley Pike, Centre Hall. Call (717) 437-6050. Great Blue Heron — Pontoon boat ride will be given to see the Great Blue Heron from 11 a.m. to noon at the Black Moshannon State Park Boat Launch #1, 4216 Beaver Road, Philipsburg. The event is first-come first-serve due to the limited seats. Personal flotation devices will be provided. Children must be at least 4 years and old. Call (814) 342-5960. Beavers — Pontoon boat ride will be given to see a beaver lodge up close from 1-2 p.m. at the Black Moshannon State Park Boat Launch #1, 4216 Beaver Road, Philipsburg. The event is first-come first-serve due to the limited seats. Personal flotation devices will be provided. Children must be at least 4 years and old. Call (814) 342-5960. Bingo — Longaberger Basket Bingo will be played from 13:30 p.m. at the Centre Hall Lions Club, 153 E. Church St., Centre Hall. The cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call (814) 883-1242. Tree Colors — Pontoon boat ride will be given to see tree colors and discover why leaves turn colors in fall from 2-3 p.m. at the Black Moshannon State Park Boat Launch #1, 4216 Beaver Road, Philipsburg. The event is first-come first-serve due to the limited seats. Personal flotation devices will be provided. Children must be at least 4 years and old. Call (814) 3425960. Annual Croquet Tournament — Bellefonte Chamber Annual Croquet Tournament, 2-5 p.m. at Bellefonte-Talleyrand Park, off West High Street and South Potter Street, Bellefonte. The cost is $20 per team registration. Call (814) 355-2917.

Bookmobile — Join Miss Laura on the Bookmobile for stories, songs and fun from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Church of Christ, 161 Beach St., Blanchard. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Line Dancing — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will have line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St. #1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Bookmobile — Join Miss Laura on the Bookmobile for stories, songs and fun from 10:45- 11:45 a.m. at the Borough Building, 146 Black St., Howard. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Bookmobile — Join Miss Laura on the Bookmobile for stories, songs and fun from 1:15-2:15 p.m. in Walker Township at Nittany Valley Drive and Madison Avenue. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Bookmobile — Join Miss Laura on the Bookmobile for stories, songs and fun from 2:30-3:45 p.m. at the Hublersburg Inn, 449 Hublersburg Road, Howard. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Farmers Market — The Lemont Farmers Market will be held from 3-7 p.m. at The Granary, 133 Mt. Nittany Road, Lemont.

MONDAY, OCT. 1 Line Dancing — The Centre Region Parks and Recreation will have line dancing at 10:50 a.m. at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St. #1, State College. No experience necessary or partners needed. Call (814) 231-3076. Bookmobile — Join Miss Laura on the Bookmobile for stories, songs and fun from 9:15-10 a.m. at the Continental Court, 650 Maple Drive, Bellefonte. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. Bookmobile — Join Miss Laura on the Bookmobile for stories, songs and fun from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Way Fruit Farm,

THURSDAY, OCT. 4 Nature Program for Small Children — An interactive program designed for children ages 3-5 will explore topics through crafts, stories, short walks and nature games. Dress for the weather. The event is from 10-11:30 a.m. at Bald Eagle State Park, at the Environmental Learning Center, 149 Main Park Road, Howard. Pre-registration required. Call (814) 625-2775. Bookmobile — Join Miss Laura on the Bookmobile for stories, songs and fun from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Livonia Brush Valley Road, Miles Township. Program schedules are available on the bookmobile. All story time programs follow the Pennsylvania standards for early learning. — Compiled by Gazette staff

SEPT. 27-OCT. 3, 2012



GROUP MEETINGS The Gazette will publish the regular meeting dates and times for all Centre County social and service groups, organizations, clubs, etc. that have membership open to the public. To be included in the weekly listing send information by Wednesday one week prior to publication to or mail to: The Centre County Gazette, attn: Group Meetings, 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 The Bald Eagle Area Class of 1959 meets at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month for dinner. Location changes each month. For information, call Joyce at (814) 383-4337 or email 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) 3592738. Bellefonte High School Class 1967 meets for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month, Sunset West, 521 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. The location is subject to change. Call Vic (814) 360-1948. Bellefonte Elks Lodge meets 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month, Bellefonte Elks, 120 W. High St., Bellefonte. Bellefonte Encampment No. 72 and Ridgeley Canton No. 8 meets 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month, Windmere Hall, 454 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College. Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month, Train Station, Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte. Call (814) 355-1053 or 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 Call Mary Jane Fisher (814) 355-5905. Bellefonte Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1600 meets 8 p.m. the second Thursday of every month, Post Home, Spring Street, Bellefonte. Bellefonte Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1600 Ladies Auxiliary meets 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month, Post Home, Spring Street, Bellefonte. Better Breathers Support Group meets 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 Rehabilitation Hospital, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. Call (814) 359-3421. Breast Cancer Support Group meets 5:30-7 p.m. the first Monday of every month in the ground floor conference rooms, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. If the first Monday of the month is a holiday, the meeting will be held on the second Monday of the month. Call Cheri (814) 231-7005. 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 Catholic Daughters of the Americas meets 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 auditorium, 134 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte. For more information, contact (814) 355-7730 or email jmoest@ Centre County Down Syndrome Society meets at 8 p.m., the third Monday of each month at Easter Seals, 383 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Buddy Walk is planned for Oct. 20. Email or check centrecountydown for more information. Centre County Greens meets at 7:15 p.m. the first Monday of every month at Webster’s Café & Bookstore, 133 E. Beaver Ave., State College. Centre County Real Estate Investment Club meets 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month, 1609 N. Atherton St., State College. Call (814) 280-5839. Centre Hall Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month and at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month, Centre Hall Lions Club Building, 153 E. Church St., Centre Hall. Centre Line Riders — ABATE of Pennsylvania, Chapter 18 meet at noon the third Saturday of each month at the Centre Hall American Legion, 2928 Penns Valley Pike, Centre Hall. Centre Region Model Investment Club meets 6:30 p.m. on second Monday of the month, Mazza Room, South Hills Business School, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. Call (814) 234-8775 or email cr20mic@ The Compassionate Friends Group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Bellefonte Middle School, TCF is a national non-profit support organization offering understanding, friendship, and hope to families following the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Contact Peg at (814) 355-9829 or Amanda at (814) 321-4258. Circle of Hope, a support group for special-needs children and families, meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Tyrone Public Library, 1000 Pennsylvania Ave., Tyrone. Call Angie (814) 386-1826 or alavanish@ 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 nittanymineral. org. Keystone Guild of the Watchmakers Association of Pa. meets 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Bull Pen Restaurant, Washington Avenue at First Street, Tyrone. Call George at (814) 238-1668. Ladies Grief Support Group meets 2 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Living Faith Church, 113 Sunset Acres, Milesburg. Call Hazel at (814) 387-4952. The Milesburg Lions Club meets 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday every month, Milesburg Center across from UniMart. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets 6 p.m. every third Tuesday, HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, Outpatient Entrance, 550 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap. The support group is affiliated with the National MS Society. Call (814) 359-3421. National Alliance on Mental Illness meets 7 p.m. every second Tuesday at South Hills School, State College. June is the last meeting of the summer. Meetings will resume in September. Call Dave (814) 238-1983. The Neuropathy Support Group of Central Pennsylvania will meet at 2 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month in conference room #3, Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Call David Brown (814) 5311024. 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

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Friedman Electric celebrates its 10th anniversary in State College From Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Friedman Electric is celebrating its 10th anniversary at the State College Branch. The State College location celebrated their anniversary by providing customers with an ap-

preciation event. A luncheon was served along with a vendor expo in which demos of new products were provided. About 150 customers attended the event and over 30 vendors participated in the expo. Since its opening in 2002, Friedman Electric has grown to

be a leader in electrical distribution within a competitive market and soft economy. Friedman Electric contributes their success to their dedicated employees. Five employees marked a milestone at this event. Denny Fetterolf, Donna Irwin, Darwin Light, Larry Lingle and

Jonathan Rossman all have been employed with the company since the opening. “We are grateful to have such dedicated employees, which we thank for this achievement and we look forward to the continued success,” said branch manager Denny Fetterolf.

HERSHEY — Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital has been awarded $325,000 in grants to support pediatric cancer research. The money is from Hyundai Hope On Wheels and Hershey-area Hyundai dealers. Dr. Sinisa Dovat is one of 41 recipients nationwide of the Hope On Wheels’ 2012 Hyundai Hope grants in the amount of $250,000. Dr. Chandrika Gowda also is receiving a $75,000 Scholar Grant, bringing this year’s donation to $325,000 and the total donation since 2006 to $455,000. In all, Hyundai is awarding $10.25 million in grants during September in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. “The staff at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and Hyundai Hope on Wheels share a common goal — the improvement in the lives of children battling cancer and an end goal of a cure,” Dovat said. “We are honored to have the support of Hyundai to help achieve these goals.” In addition to the research grants, Hope On Wheels has awarded the Children’s Hospital with $10,000 toward the purchase of electronics for teen activity areas.

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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 SEPT. 3-7, 2012 BELLEFONTE Jonas L. Kravets to Donald Goldberg, 239 E. Crawford Lane, $15,000.

BENNER TOWNSHIP Amberleigh LP, Berks Construction and Berks Homes to Debra Johnson, 180 Amberleigh Lane, $168,500. Berks Construction Co. Inc. to Ty D. Smalstic and Allison M. Moyer, 222 Chocory Ave., $268,100. Sharon K. Robbins to Wade J. Robbins, 125 Rock Rimmon Drive, $1.

BOGGS TOWNSHIP Twila L. Crestani to Douglas A. Stauffer and Pamela J. Stauffer, 304 Fetzertown Road, $0.

CENTRE HALL Sandra D. Wincard and Sandra D. Balboni to Sandra D. Balboni, 130 Third St., $1.

COLLEGE TOWNSHIP Jogender Singh to Jogender Singh, 360 Glengarry Lane, $1. Sterns Boal LP to Richard H. Rider and Vicki J. Rider, 190 Meadowstreet Drive, $124,000.

Frederick J. Kissinger and Richard G. Kissinger to Charles W. Wakefield and Bobbi Jo Wakefield, 1313 Haymaker Road, $75,000. L. Eric Cross and L. E. Cross to James F. McKivision, 305 Village Heights Drive, $160,000.

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP Ronald L. Gibboney Jr. and P. Jeannie Gibboney to Eric Veneziano and Erin Veneziano, 120 Banyan Drive, $87,500. Steven J. Schiffman, Lori K. Serratelli, Joshua S. Schiffman and Mira Martua Hidajat to Henry J. Morello, 3181-2 Shellers Bend, $174,000. Ira B. McMaster and Gordene B. McMaster to Bradley P. Lundsford and Susan H. Lundsford, 1701 Circleville Road, $210,000. Johnson Farm Associates, Thomas F. Songer and S&A Homes Inc. to Nicholas A. Yerger and Kyla M. Yerger, 450 Hawknest Road, $ 244,479. Circleville Road Partners LP and Ferguson Township to Circleville Road Partners LP and Ferguson Township, $0. William A. Horgas and Kimberly A. Horgas to Jian Yang and Chao Liu, 2317 Autumnwood Drive, $320,000. Daniel B. Tingue by attorney and Patricia R. Tingue to Junming Zhu, Shizehn Chen and Yiren Zhu, 122 W. Aaron Drive, $157,000.

HALFMOON TOWNSHIP Ethel J. Peters Estate and Emil G. Peters executor to Sandra P. Peters and Sandra Podgurski, SR. 0550, $1.

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Kurt L. McKinney and Bridgety M. McKinney to Michael E. Homan, 183 Gouse Trail Road, $93,500.

Christopher J. Deck and Kathy Deck to Brandi L. Hall, 703 E. Spruce St., $90,000.

MILES TOWNSHIP HSBC Mortage Services Inc. to Stern Properties Inc., 123 Railroad St., $30,000.

POTTER TOWNSHIP Joseph G. Swanderski to Joseph C. Swanderski, 3440 Penns Valley Pike, $200,000. Mary J. Butler to Leiann D. Chamberlin, 462 Manor Road, $1.

MILESBURG Beneficial Cons Disc Co. and Beneficial Mortgage Co. of Pennsylvania to Matthew S. Glunt and Brittany D. Guenot, 109 View St., $100,000. Phyllis Y. Jodon to Barry L. Campbell Sr. and Tracie Campbell, 207 Hazel St., $70,000.

MILLHIEM David A. Martin and Jacquelyn M. Martin to Jacquelyn M. Martin, 210 E. Main St., $1. Thomas E. Evans to Henry S. Beiler 135 E. Main St., $37,000. Betty T. Harter to Ronald Dills, 209 E. Main St., $185,000.

RUSH TOWNSHIP Thomas R. Scott and Janet C. Scott and Jeffrey S. Schiefer and Rebecca J. Schiefer, 102 Rockwood Drive, $250. Jeffrey S. Schiefer and Rebecca J. Schiefer to Jeffrey S. Schiefer and Rebecca J. Schiefer, 102 Rockwood Drive, $1. Thomas R. Scott and Janet C. Scott to Thomas R. Scott and Janet C. Scott, 104 Rockwood Drive, $1. Peter R. Ellis to Ellis Heritage Properties LLC, Rush St., $1. Jacqueline M. Jenkins and Ricky L. Jenkins to Tonya Lou Harned, 147 Curve St., $22,000.

PATTON TOWNSHIP Laurence E. Prescott and Rosalia V. Cornejo-Parriego to Ryan E. Baxter and Emily K. Baxter, 542 Westgate Drive, $260,000. Anna M. Bollinger by attorney to Joseph A. Weber and Jennifer L Webber, 115 Westminster Court, $165,000 William J. Antonio and Cindy L. Antonio to Larry W. Garvin, 122-H Alma Mater Drive. $199,000. Cynthia Bartok and Johathan Olson to Stephen M. Greecher III and Marielena Dearaujo-

SPRING TOWNSHIP Beverly J. Rice to Rice Irrevocable Grantor Trust and Joan M. Hillard trustee, 356 S. Main St., $1 Greenlight Development Corp. to Joseph A. Moretz and Darlene M. Moretz, 150 Rosehill Dr., $234,900. Burma Darlene Gummo and Debby Rose Gumm Confer to Burma Darlene Gummo and Burma D. Gummo, 330 Park Ave., $1 Roger G. Cicconi Estate and Annette Cicconi executrix to

Ronald L Raymond and Charmene A. Raymond, 141 E. College Ave., $595,000. Geraldine L. Ishler Estate and Dianne L Kauffman executrix to Brent W. Book and Ramona L. Book, 176 Mann Road, $1. Alexandra F. Schaal and Douglas A. Plitt to Brent W. Book and Ramona L. Book, 176 Mann Road, $217,500. S&A Homes Inc. to Frank Samansky and Veronica Samansky, 167 Shady Hollow Drive, $246,490. Thomas P. Frank Jr., Tracy A. Bruni and Tracy A. Frank to Thomas P. Frank Jr. and Tracy A. Frank, 194 Kathryn Drive, $1.

STATE COLLEGE BOROUGH Feng Cheng and Kuang-Hua Hsieh to GC PS Holdings LP, 134 N. Barnard St., $590,000. Feng Cheng and Kuang-Hua Hsieh to GC PS Holdings LP, 139141 N. Gill St., $1,900,000. Terry Amadon and Rodney Hendricks to Terry Amadon and Rodney Hendricks, 410 W. Foster Ave., $145,000.

TAYLOR TOWNSHIP James N. McClellan Jr. Estate, Sally J. Woomer executrix, Susan J. Yothers executrix and Sharon K. Schmidt executrix to John P. Lavanish and Kellie J. Lavanish, Miller Road, $129,500.

WALKER TOWNSHIP Randy L. Hopkins to Jacob S. Beiler and Katie B. Beiler, 425 Nittany Ridge, $300,000 Miriam A. Zellers and Meriam A. Zellers to Thomas R. Peck Jr. and Michelle L. Peck, 125 Pine St., $27,500. — Compiled by Gazette staff

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Google AdWords are separate from search rankings and enable businesses to advertise to their targeted audiences. Advertisers choose search terms related to their business, plus a daily budget and the amount they are willing to pay when someone clicks. When customers search one of the terms or keywords, their ads may appear next to the search results. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Google AdWords permit businesses to target their advertising directly to those customers who have expressed an interest in their products or services. These are customers who are actively looking for a particular product or service, so they are valuable leads for businesses,â&#x20AC;? Jansen said. The campaigns that the students created were evaluated on 50 factors related to payper-click advertising, Jansen said, including click-through rates (the number of clicks on an ad divided by the number of times the ad is shown) keyword choices, ad copy and budget management. Melissa Reizner, a junior who is majoring in IST with a minor in security and risk analysis (SRA), said that the Google Online Marketing Challenge gave her a chance to â&#x20AC;&#x153;gain real-life work experience within a classroom setting.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The challenge itself has increased my knowledge in Search Engine Marketing (SEM), as I incorporated tools provided by Google AdWords, Google Editor and other third-party sites,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The overall experience has definitely been one of the most rewarding accomplishments at Penn State so far.â&#x20AC;?

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La, la, la, la wait till I get my money right Hearing this song makes me think of the beginning of the movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hangover.â&#x20AC;? But forget that for a moment while we focus on our tendency to fight new ideas and how that impacts both our growth and that of our companies.

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La, la, la, la then you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell me nothing right Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an understatement that change is difficult for anyone. As we gain experience and achieve more success, we struggle even more â&#x20AC;&#x201D; consciously or subconsciously â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with different perspectives. We begin to stick more with the decision making that brought us success. I feel the pressure, under more scrutiny, and what I do? Act more stupidly. We push back on new ideas from

peers, subordinates, people inside and outside the organization. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter who or where the ideas come from because the end result is the same. Even my Momma couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get through to me ... Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably a strange combination of hubris, insecurity and resistance to change. It takes courage and discipline to listen to new ideas from others. Excuse me, was you saying something? Uh, uh, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell me nothing You might not even realize you are stifling creativity or ignoring potential opportunities. Maybe you really think yours is the best or only way. Regardless, your personal growth and that of your company is stunted. Ha ha you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell me nothing Uh, uh, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell me nothing You can change your ways or hope for the best in a challenging economy that requires everyone to relentlessly pursue innovation to survive. Take a look at your decision making process. How have you been responding to differing opinions and fresh approaches? Open up to new ideas and creative strategies. The end result will be ongoing growth for you and your organization.

UNIVERSITY PARK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Businesses and nonprofit organizations are increasingly turning to online keyword advertising â&#x20AC;&#x201D; advertising that is linked to specific words or phrases submitted to search engines â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to their targeted audiences. As part of a course taught by Jim Jansen in Penn Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), 16 interdisciplinary teams competed in the 2012 Google Online Marketing Challenge, three of which placed in the Global Final 15 out of 4,000 teams from around the world. As part of the challenge, students created online marketing campaigns for small- to mediumsized businesses in the Pennsylvania area, which the students implemented. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To have three teams from Penn State place in the Global Final 15 is really astonishing and speaks well of our Penn State undergraduates,â&#x20AC;? said Jansen, whose areas of expertise are Web searching, sponsored search and personalization for information searching. The three winning teams' clients were Insomnia Cookies, YeloSpa and Oakmont Bakery. Jansen teaches IST 402: The Google Online Marketing Challenge, which is open to students of all majors. Student teams, along with their professors, identify a business or nonprofit organization that has a website, but has not used AdWords in the last six months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;AdWordsâ&#x20AC;? refers to the column of sponsored links just at the top right of a userâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s search results on Google.


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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.

open to any relationship that helps us to rapidly prototype and revise new component designs, and to manufacture small pilot production runs of such components; we would encourage hobbyists, students, do-it-yourselfers, entrepreneurs, or anyone else to contact us in relation to our needs. Experience with AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and alternative rapid prototyping technologies would also be very valuable to us. Compensation is negotiable, and we can be very flexible in forming an effective relationship with the right party. Please email (contact AT mosaicengineering DOT com) a brief introduction and background or resume for immediate consideration; no telephone calls please.

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DISPLAY case 6ft x 30in x 16in w/ stand. Lexan sides & top. Hinged top. Ex cond. $100 obo. (814) 355-9820 ask for Duff.

CV equip, tram titan base set. 23 + base set. 2 high game 100 watt lyner set. 3 meters, 2 C104 lollipop tight mics. Other good equip. $400 obo. (814) 364-1887

36”W x 6.8’H alum. full glass screen door $25. Call 814-364-9546

36”W x 6.8’H Steel Door, 3 small windows at top of door- $25. Call 814-364-9546

SINGER sewing item...a walking foot for the machine, for quilting use. I am asking $20 or best offer. Pls. call (814) 359-2654

21”W x 21”H x 4”D wall mounted cherry wood dart board in cabinet with 2 doors-new, never used - $40. Call 814-3649546 DANBURY mint Amish doll, Joshua with dog Sparky. Comes with original certificate of registration in box. $60 obo. (814) 355-3148 EMPTY candy tins in shapes of trucks, buses, telephone booths, houses, carousels - $3 each. Call 814-3649546 GUITAR 12 string. Gibson Epithone. Excellent condition. One owner. With heavy furlined case. $350. (814) 355-2511

JACUZZI corner whirlpool bath. Excellent condition. $200. (814) 237-0228

Celebrating 19 Years of Service!! Cleaning By Patsy offers quality cleaning services tailored to your needs. Homes, businesses and rental properties cleaned weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or one-time cleaning. Holidays, event preparations and house closings available as well. All supplies and equipment are included with services. Write or call for more information to schedule a free estimate. Service areas: Boalsburg/Colyer Lake/ Lemont/ State Collge. Phone- 814-404-7033

1987 SUNLINE 20ft, stove,microwave, fridge, hot water heater and furnace. Everything works Great! Couch and table fold into beds with a bunk on both ends. Sleeps 6, $2,500.00 Call 814-342-5515 and leave a message.

1995 OLDS. Cutless. Newly inspected. 96,000 miles. $800. (814) 353-1718

1978 one ton dump truck for sale. 400 motor. 12ft dump bed. $1500 (814) 247-6642

TOFTREES. Avail Oct 1st. 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath. Large deck, full basement. W/D. Modern kitchen with all appliances. A/C, fireplace, carport. $1600 + electric.

Sept. 29, 8-3. Riding mower, Household items/ decor, mens/womens clothes, full line of Tastefully Simple products, Radio Shack remote control cars, old Case Backhoe-parts or repair. 2766 General Potter Hwy, Spring Mills - 322E just before Potters Mills.

PLEASANT GAP 124 Locust St. 8am-4pm, Fri and Sat, Sept 28, 29. Furniture, jewelry, housewares, holiday decorations.

STATE COLLEGE 2237 Gwenedd Lane. 1 week until all items gone. (814) 234-7210. Entertainment center, dining set, futon bed, exercise machine, office furniture, coffee table & 2 side tables.

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