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nity stakeholders to keep the hospital operating. After many years of serving The calendar officially the various medical needs of turned to 2014 earlier this the people of Chautauqua week and as we say our final County, the hospital's future farewells to 2013, now is is unknown because TLC the ideal time to take a look Health Network, which ahead at some of the ongoing operates the facility, recently developments, future projfiled for Chapter 11 bankects and other special events ruptcy protection. It is believe expected to move ahead over that Lake Shore Hospital is the next 12 months. approximately $9 million in debt, with discussions about Some of these topics may have a direct impact on your federal assistance being earmarked for the facility underdaily life while others may way here in the region as well not interest you in any way as in our nation's capital. whatsoever, but it is safe to say the following news items The bankruptcy filing is will in one way or another being viewed by some as directly effect the Chautau- the final attempt by the qua County region: hospital’s owners to stop a shutdown of the facilThe future of Lake Shore total ity since unlike Chapter 7 Hospital bankruptcy where a business The future of Lake Shore can close down and liquidate Hospital in Irving remains some assets to pay off some uncertain after it was andebt, Chapter 11 bankruptcy nounced a few months ago allows a business to develop that the facility would close a strategic plan for how to in early 2014 because of repay creditors and improve fi nancial troubles. There conditions so they can conare ongoing efforts being tinue to operate. made by various commuBy Daniel Meyer Star News Writer

The hopes of those involved with negotiations is that a new buyer will eventually emerge and purchase the hospital, but as of press time, no one has been identified either publicly or off-the-record as a serious candidate to try and save what one hospital employee identified to The Star as "a sinking ship." If Lake Shore Hospital ultimately closes, local residents would likely have to travel to Brooks Hospital in Dunkirk or other medical facilities in Western New York, many of which are located many miles from Chautauqua County.

Repower Dunkirk Campaign

Good news was delivered last month by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo when the state's top elected official announced a $150 million deal to convert the NRG Power Plant's coalfired operation in Dunkirk into a natural gas facility. Under the agreement, NRG

Energy and National Grid will be able to repower the plant's three coal units with resources that instead use cleaner-burning natural gas. The conversion will help reduce the transmission bottlenecks in the area and also reduce electricity supply costs for consumers by boosting the total output from 75 megawatts to 435 megawatts. NRG is expected to invest approximately $150 million to upgrade their plant, meaning close to six dozen employees will be able to keep their jobs while an additional 50 construction positions will protect your family & come to town. According to state officials, the conversion Home in the new year! is expected to be completed burglar & intrusion alarm by the fall of 2015.

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and over again. Thankfully, I’ve got some help in that department. See, my favorite thing about weddings (at least the weddings I’ve performed) has been the focus on God. It seems that, no matter what someone’s religious background, they always allow God to be the focus of the marriage ceremony; and rightfully so. After all, the Bible says that God is love, so who better to look to as an example than the creator of love itself? A marriage ceremony is symbolic, is beautiful. If you get to be a part of one this year, remember that the day is about two people, and only two people. As those two join their lives together, make it your endeavor to bring peace to the situation. Don’t add strife, but add softness and selflessness. I’m thankful for everyone who came to our ceremony, who played a part in it. But I’m most thankful for my marriage and my wife, the woman who every day makes my marriage heaven on earth.

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a woman who are so deeply enthralled with each other that they’ve chosen to spend the rest of their lives together, and it is beautiful. I know a few folks getting married this year, and I’m thrilled for them as they begin their beautiful journey together. I was blessed with parents who made the choice to stay married for 39 years. 2014 marks 40. I say made the choice to stay married because when the feeling of love runs dry, which may happen from time to time, it takes a choice to endure. They always brought the focus back to love. That even if they didn’t feel the love, they knew it was there and held onto it for dear life. This year, one of my resolutions is to make marriage better. I already believe that I have one of the best, if not the best, marriages on the planet, but there’s always room for improvement (on my end, not my wife’s of course). My goal is to make her the happiest woman on earth over

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Statepoint Crossword THEME:winter fun ACROSS

1. Kenyan warrior 6. That male 9. *____ down snow pile to build fort 13. Graven images 14. E in B.C.E. 15. Coveted publicity spot 16. Flooring choice, pl. 17. Bag in Paris 18. Get up 19. *Ice fisherman's gear, pl. 21. *Christmas, e.g. 23. Of a female 24. Farmer's joy 25. Nile viper 28. Famous bus rider 30. Comes clean 35. Denials 37. "National Velvet" author Bagnold 39. Like 1950s style, today 40. Put one over 41. Paisley in paisley fabric, e.g. 43. Large aquatic tetrapod 44. Impede 46. Lush 47. *"I flew like a flash, tore open the shutters, and threw up the ____" 48. Sci-fi weaponry 50. Snaky swimmers 52. Yellow river tributary 53. "Twelve ____" of "Gone with the Wind" 55. Feverish 57. *Cozy fabric 61. Dough 64. Sanctioned by law 65. Boiling blood 67. Pontifical 69. Convex molding 70. Convent dweller 71. Manicurist's file 72. Pay for work 73. Down Under bird 74. Ranee's wrap --------------------------------------

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1. Technology school 2. Mine entrance 3. Solo activities 4. First in Hebrew alphabet 5. Federal Reserve in relation to U.S. currency 6. Hitler's deputy

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7. George Gershwin's brother 8. "_____ Man" (Village People) 9. Reality TV actress Spelling 10. Full of enthusiasm 11. ___ Verde National Park 12. Mouse to a snake 15. Less agitated 20. Intro 22. Stupid person 24. Groups of lay people 25. *Winged impression 26. Composer of U.S. military marches 27. *Hides or skins used for hats and gloves 29. *From above in winter 31. Shorter than seconds 32. Scarecrow stuffing 33. Jagged, as a leaf's edge

34. *2014 Olympic site 36. ___ gin fizz 38. Can be done in our out 42. Manuscript sheet 45. Quick, to Dora 49. Ed.'s request 51. *To be hit in winter? 54. "A Fish Called Wanda" star 56. Andean animal 57. Move like lava 58. Bulgarian money 59. All excited 60. Cairo's waterway 61. MaÓtre d's list 62. Copycat 63. Fabled racer 66. *Hot buttered ___ 68. Caustic chemical

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Dunkirk Road Maintenance Raising Questions, Concerns After Heavy Snowfall

Katherine Coleman Contributing Writer

Public upset and concern in the city of Dunkirk has sprouted regarding the efficiency of municipal snowplow operators after a snowstorm on Dec. 11, where a travel ban and weather advisory was issued due to dangerous road conditions and several accidents after nearly a foot of lakeeffect snow fell. Social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook have been a big platform for this discussion and many residents have issued complaints to city council members. Main questions have pertained to which streets take precedence in getting plowed, and who is in charge of making these decisions. In response to an “Observer Today” online opinion article, “Plowing: Giving Credit on a Rough Day”, many comments were very critical towards the snowplow operators and how bad the roads were. The article supported the operators and discussed the severity of the storm, and that under those conditions the workers did a great job. Many opposing opinions were posted as a response, and a thread of disgruntled and disagreeing community members followed.

"It snowed particularly hard in Dunkirk last week and people need to understand it’s hard to move equipment around” said Darrel Kaminski. One comment said, “The storm was predicted and equipment was not in place early enough. For those of us who had to clear our own street just so family and neighbors could get home, the response was absolutely unacceptable.” Another said, “I don’t know one person who was happy with the plowing of city streets. Most people were wondering, ‘When are we going to see a plow?’” Councilwoman at Large Stephanie Kiyak called a city council meeting on Dec. 17 and these issues were addressed to Mayor AJ Dolce and Public Works Director Tony Gugino, both in charge of decisions regarding snowplowing and it’s day-to-day maintenance for the city.

Gugino stated during the meeting that the city takes a proactive approach to handling snowplow removal, relying on weather forecasts, alerts and computer models. They said the city’s responsibility is to protect public safety. Main streets are plowed first, and then side streets. They are working with three plow trucks, two front loaders and three salt trucks to keep the roads clean after snowfall. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) determines and supplies Dunkirk’s budget for equipment and staffing. Dunkirk is under a maintenance agreement with NYSDOT to plow Route 5 and 62, along with other street and county roads. Continued on page 5


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This week: Joshua's story By Katy Wise Contributing Writer

It can be incredibly easy to forget where you came from. We as humans, often take for granted everything that we have gone through or overcome. This time of the year has always been a time of reflecting for me. Not just of the past year, but also of every one of those seemingly big or relatively insignificant moments that ended up being life-changing stepping-stones for the next stage of my life. Three years ago, I gave birth to our first son, Joshua. As we recently celebrated our fourth Christmas with him and our first Christmas with our newest little blessing, Andrew, I am reminded of everything that the first Christmas with Joshua meant. Around this time of year, November 29, 2010, to be exact, we woke up before dawn to travel into the hospital for a scheduled induction. I remember thinking how strangely convenient it was to know that we were going to the hospital, and would without a doubt be returning with a baby. If I knew then what I know now, we wouldn’t have gone to the hospital that morning. But that’s the beauty of hindsight, and life

would be far less interesting and incredibly less meaningful if we all had time machines. We had a couple of ‘false alarms’ during my pregnancy, when I thought I had been having contractions. Looking back on this, it’s actually hilarious to me that I thought those were contractions, but how can you know what labor feels like when you’ve never been in labor before? With a few personal pregnancy struggles that we were currently facing, along with it being our first pregnancy and not knowing exactly what to expect, we thought it would be a good idea to go through with the scheduled induction that our doctor had suggested. We had a perfectly healthy pregnancy, I was young, and all the odds were in our favor. Thinking we had nothing to lose, we went into the hospital at our scheduled time and proceeded to go through the induction process. Labor was going fine, but it was also going long. We were monitored and given a couple of sonograms to make sure everything was ok, and although there were a few minor concerns, one of them being that my body simply was not cooperating, everything appeared to be okay.

Everything the nurses could think of, we tried. Sitting on an exercise ball, walking, pitocin - you name it, we tried it. I was starting to think this was all normal, until I noticed how concerned our doctor was. Labor was, in fact, taking too long. I know that some people claim to be in labor for days, and I am not saying that’s not possible. I felt that way with our second baby. Just to clarify what I mean by ‘labor,’ I mean that I was admitted into the hospital, stuck in an uncomfortable bed, hooked up to an I.V. for 27 hours. I don’t mean that I labored at home or anything of the sort. Admittedly, I don’t remember the details of when we started to realize something was going wrong. It was all somewhat of a blur. There was a discussion of an emergency Cesarean section with our doctor, because we could not hear the heart rate for a time, but it was decided that it must have been due to the baby’s positioning, and it would be okay to proceed with a ‘natural’ birth. No, not completely natural, I gave in and asked for the pain medicine after about eight hours of natural labor. I can understand the rea-

soning behind a natural drug-free childbirth, but I just did what was best for my situation, as everyone should. Eventually we were told that it was time to give birth, and although I could hardly feel the contractions, I pushed as the nurses told me to, and our son was born. He was not breathing, he was not moving, there was no heartbeat, and he was pale and blue. To this day, my husband still remembers the look on one nurse’s face as she turned to a fellow nurse and shook her head, as despair and sorrow filled her eyes. Our son was resuscitated, but there was still cause for major concern. He had had the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck for an unknown period of time, and due to labor complications, there was a severe lack of oxygen and blood flow to his brain. His head was swollen, and at one point during his hospital stay, he had approximately 30 cables attached to his little seven pound, ten ounce body. He did not look healthy in any way. The pediatrician on duty came to talk to us, and told us that honestly, it wasn’t looking good. He explained our options for treatment, and we were told that

he would need medical attention that our local hospital wasn’t properly equipped for. He was taken by emergency vehicle to Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, before we had a chance to hold or nurse him. Normally, a baby in this situation would have been taken by helicopter, but due to a snowstorm the team that took him had to travel by road. My husband followed our newborn son up to the hospital, and I stayed put. Scott, my husband, called with updates as often as he could, one of them to tell me that our little boy had already experienced 12 seizures, being less than 24 hours old. This may sound like a hopeless, desperate situation, but I assure you that it wasn’t. For many people, I realize that it could have been, and for them I have a tremendous amount of compassion. However, we were aware of the fact that the Bible promises healing to those who love God. We attend a church that has taught us what the Bible, which is God’s Word, says about healing, and that God desperately longs to heal people just as Jesus ministered healing power to the sick 2,000 years ago. Continued on page 7

According to Public Works Supervisor Michael Porpiglia, the budget is not sufficient in keeping up with the roads during a big storm. “Currently we are not staffed to fight a 24, 48 or 72-hour snowstorm. We’re dealing with staffing issues, equipment issues and at the same time we just dealt with an old-fashioned snow storm,” said Porpiglia. NYSDOT Region 5 Regional Director Darrel Kaminski had not received any complaints about Dunkirk’s road conditions. He said that “it snowed particularly hard in Dunkirk last week and people need to understand it’s hard to move equipment around.” He also said, “If we get complaints or hear things are not getting done we do talk to them because we are paying them to maintain those roads.” Given all this, a question for the community is, what changes need to be made? Solutions to this problem can be put in place moving forward, but what are they? Residents are encouraged to voice their concerns and ideas for improvements. They can be addressed to Mayor Dolce or Gugino. A monthly Public Works meeting will begin in 2014 where people can come and address their concerns. Dates can be found at dunkirktoday.com.


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Running For A Reason

Local marathon runner finds inspiration through national organization ing with a quarter of a mile. I remember that Contributing Writer quarter of a mile very clearly. It was HARD, “We run for fun.” and I thought, Why This motto can do people love to run?! be found in circles This is torture!  amongst people from high school cross-coun- Star: When I began to try teams to marathon build my mileage, it was like an epiphany. My runners. Running is body, which seemed to proven to be not only hate the running for the a physically healthy first few weeks (especialactivity, but serves as an emotional necessity ly my knees and back), decided that maybe this for men and women running lark wasn't so around the world. bad after all. I started While many runners to feel good, and soon I run for health, recogni- was running around 25 tion or enjoyment, one miles a week. I dropped local runner has stepped 40 pounds within a little it up to run for a cause. over six months and felt We spoke with Chauhealthier than I had felt tauqua County resident in years. My knee and Rosanne Carr, who back issues disappeared, shed some light on an too, especially when I organization aimed at found the right running avid runners around the shoes for me. nation, and giving them Carr: A friend of mine, a deeper reason to run. Pam, encouraged me to Star: How long have try road running in the you been running? late summer of 2010, Carr: I started running and in October, she in the beginning of talked me into signing 2010 (a New Year's res- up for my first race: the olution) because I was Niagara Falls Internastruggling to lose some tional half marathon. weight I had gained It was the most amazwhen I was pregnant ing experience, and I with my youngest child knew immediately that who was three at the I want to do it again. time. No matter what When I got home from I did, I couldn't get the the race, I signed up pounds to come off, so for my first marathon, I looked at some of the the Buffalo marathon, thin moms I know and which I ran in May realized they all had 2011. And, as I'm a something in common: New Year's resolution They were runners. I kind of gal, I made my thought I would give 2011 resolution a big it a try, but I really got one: to run a marathon into it when my aunt in every state. There I gave me her treadmill. was, making this huge I promised myself that goal, and I didn't even I would try to go a little know if I could run longer every day, start- 26.2 miles in one shot, By Katy Wise

Rosanne Carr (left) and friend Pam Rugani just before Carr’s first race, the Niagara Falls International half marathon. “Pam is the one who encouraged me to get off the treadmill and do some road running. I wouldn't be the runner I am today if it hadn't been for her!” (Photo by Saul Rugani)

but I'm so glad I did. It has been an amazing experience so far.  Star: What do you enjoy about running? Carr: Running has changed my life in so many ways. It gives me time to unwind, think things through, plan, or, if it's what my mind craves, to clear my head of everything that's bothering me and just focus on my footfalls. When I'm having a bad day, everything seems better after a run. When I'm feeling out of sorts or even a bit under the weather, the therapy of a run never disappoints. Through running, I have met so many wonderful people, and it has given me an excuse to do some traveling with my family. If you really want to get to know a place, run 26.2 miles in it! Running has raised my self esteem immeasurably and gives me purpose. What do I enjoy about running? Everything. Even the aches I get from a long run makes

me feel more alive. Even a bad run has its benefits. What's not to like about that?  Star: Who is your running inspiration? Carr: I have two running inspirations: In the beginning of September, I discovered, via one of the Facebook running groups to which I belong, a group called "I Run for Michael." The group pairs up runners with children and adults with special needs. The concept is very simple: Runners, once paired with their buddies, dedicate their workouts/runs to their buddies and post about their runs/ workouts at least three times a week on the group's page. As soon as I heard about this group, I signed up for it, and I was finally paired with my buddy in the beginning of December. My buddy Gracie is a seven-year-old fiery redhead who lives in Maryland. She has Trisomy 21, more com-

monly known as Down Syndrome. She survived heart surgery before she was even a year old, and this April, she suffered two major strokes. She was in a coma for nearly a month, and once she was able to go home, she had to learn how to do everything all over again. She's one really tough cookie, and I am so lucky to be her runner. She's so inspirational! And now for my second inspiration: Before I was paired with Gracie, I discovered an offshoot group of the IRun4 page called "I Run for ... Remembrance." This group is similar to the other group in that runners are paired with others, but this time the buddies are angels, children and adults who have passed on. I joined the group and, while waiting for a match, told some friends of mine, Paul and Mary, about it. They had lost their baby boy, Bryce Halen, in December of last year to Trisomy 18, a chromosome disorder. I thought it would be nice if I could be paired up with Paul and Mary so I could dedicate my mileage in Bryce's memory, and at Mary's request, I was paired up with them. So I run with my angel Bryce for Gracie. Although I've never voiced it, I like to refer to us as Team Trisomy. Yeah, we're a pretty big deal! Star: Do you have any

running buddies? Carr: Aside from my Team Trisomy buddies, I do most of my runs with my dog Zeke. Sometimes I'll hook up with some friends of mine who are runners and we'll pound pavement together. However, I'm an early morning runner, and Zeke is the only one I know who's willing to get up well before the sun awakes to log some significant mileage. No matter the time, mileage goal, or the weather, he's always willing.  Star: How do you stay motivated? Carr: This is an easy question to answer. I run because I'm addicted to it. Like many other addictions, running makes me feel good, but unlike many other addictions, it keeps me healthy, both mentally and physically. Another motivator that gets me out the door is training for races so that I can run them in Bryce's memory and Gracie's honor. I ran the Cold Turkey 5k in Fredonia on Thanksgiving Day in Bryce's memory and took first place for my age group. When I started to get tired, I just thought about Bryce lending me his wings, and it made me run faster. I haven't run a race since being paired with Gracie, but I look forward to running in her honor. With a team like this, we'll be hard to beat!  Continued on page 7


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I'm also blessed to have such a supportive family, and often they motivate me to keep going. My husband Jay has never said anything negative about the time I put into my training or the money I spend on race, hotel and transportation fees. In fact, he is my biggest encouragement. My sons also like to accompany me on my runs. My seven-yearold, Hayden, has run two 5k races and a one-mile fun run. My thirteen-year-old, Gerald, likes to accompany me on my long runs on his bike. It's great having him along because I have someone to talk to and he carries my water. It's a win-win! Star: What has been your biggest successes thus far? Carr: I think every run I complete is a success. I'm going out there and doing what's right for me. Sometimes I don't feel like it, but I do it anyway. Those runs are always a success because I've beaten the side of me that just wants to sit on the couch and eat. I've run many races: 5ks, half marathons, full marathons, but those are just the icing on the cakes, the rewards for all of the training I do for each race in which I compete. I consider every race I finish a success, too, but it's the training, the miles that I run without the

Before this time in our lives, I might have believed that God doesn’t perform miracles for every person. After this, I know without doubt, that God is willing and well able to work miracles in and through every single person on this planet. What better example, than a tiny, helpless baby, who had done nothing to deserve a miracle, but also nothing to deserve the current struggle that he faced. We stood on the Word of God. What do I mean by this? We prayed to God, pleading our case, and telling Him that we knew He was able to heal our son, and that He would do it. We declared scriptures over our child, and took those scriptures to heart. We recorded them and played them by our son’s bedside day and night. We had faith for a miracle before it happened, and thanked God for the outcome. The Bible talks very clearly on this subject, walking by faith, and not by sight. We reached out to friends and family that we knew also believed God had healed our son. We did not make a public spectacle of ourselves, and kept the matter mostly private. We did not need anyone saying that God would not heal our son, or that it was pointless to pray. We needed faith filled people that knew how to encourage us, and that believed for the outcome that we desired.

excitement and adrenaline I get on race day, that are my biggest accomplishments. Star: What are your goals for running in the future? Carr: I am working on a goal of running the distance between my and Gracie's house. I'm planning on having a medal made that I can send to her when I complete this goal. I also have a goal of running 1,750 miles in 2014. It will be tough to meet that number, but I'm not one to balk at a challenge. As stated above, my 2011 New Year's resolution is to run a marathon in every state. Right now I've completed ten: New York (Buffalo marathon, 2011) Illinois (Chicago Marathon, 2011) South Carolina (Bi-Lo Myrtle Beach Marathon, 2012) Ohio (Cleveland Marathon, 2012) Virginia (Marine Corps Marathon, 2012) Florida (26.2 with Donna Marathon, 2013) Kentucky (Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon, 2013) Vermont (Mad Marathon, 2013 -- toughest one I've run so far ... very hilly!) Pennsylvania (Erie Marathon, 2013) West Virginia (Marshall

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Marathon, 2013) For next year, I'm already signed up for the Mercedes Marathon in Alabama in February and the Kalamazoo Marathon in Michigan in May. I'm also hoping to cross off the following states in 2014: Montana, South Dakota, Maryland (and I'm hoping to see Gracie at this one!), and Kansas. Star: Can other runners get involved as well? How would they do so? Carr: Yes, they can! Runners AND those who take care of special needs people can go to whoirun4.com and fi ll out an application under the "Match Me" tab. The directions are listed on the website, and they are very easy to follow. Right now the group is experiencing a shortage of buddies and an abundance of runners (last I knew, over 1,700 runners were waiting for matches). So runners who want to sign up should expect an 8+ week wait, but it is worth it. I'm hoping that this article will get the word out about this group and people will sign up people with special needs. It's a great experience for both sides. I recommend everyone checking out the "I Run for Michael" page and just read through the posts. If you want inspiration, it's there in abundance.

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Although all the signs said that it was getting worse, we stuck with it. Although we had awesome doctors and nurses throughout this whole trial, they also were often the bearers of bad news. Doctors told us that our son was going to be mentally handicapped, due to the lack of blood flow. They told us that his growth might be restricted, and that he would never be able to nurse, due to the difficulties that he had with eating until he was almost a week old. Our son is far from mentally handicapped, he is taller than 90% of the children in his age group, incredibly healthy, and was able to nurse exclusively from the age of six days to the age of seven months. He was discharged from the hospital at

ten days old, and we have not had a single medical issue since, with the exception of normal little boy injuries, of course. He brings joy to all that he comes into contact with, and is a blessing to the life of everyone that he meets. Joshua Michael is the sweetest little boy that I have ever met, and we owe his life completely to God. If not for God, I don’t know exactly where we would be, but I know that it would not be where we are today. This was not just a fluke, or some random miracle. Our son’s life is a product of seeking after God. God wrought a miracle through the life of a small infant, just as He wants to do for any person who will seek after Him.


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Dipson Chautauqua Mall I & II 500 Chautauqua Mall Lakewood, NY 14750 (716) 763-1888

Jamestown Winter Farmer’s Market

Frozen (PG) 12:15 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:40 p.m.

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10a.m. to 3 p.m. Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney Renaissance Center The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 9:05 p.m. www.jamestownupclose.com 716-664-2477 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty tiffani@jamestownrenaissance.org

p.m., 4:40 p.m., 8:20 p.m., 9:00 p.m.

Grudge Match (PG-13) 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m.

47 Ronin (PG-13) 1:10 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG) 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m.

47 Ronin in 3D (PG-13) 3:40 p.m., 9:05 p.m.

(PG) 12:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:15p.m.

American Hustle (R) 1:00 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:30 p.m.,

The Wolf on Wall Street (R) 12:20 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:35 p.m., 11:15 p.m. The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (PG-13) 3:00 p.m., 6:20 p.m.

1p.m. to 3p.m. Chautauqua Bookstore 716-782-2871

Dipson Lakewood Cinema 8 171-3 Fairmount Avenue Lakewood, NY 14750 (716) 763-3531

Dipson Warren Mall Cinemas 1666Market Street Extension Warren, PA 16365

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 3D (PG-13) 11:40 a.m., 9:35 p.m.

January 3

Frozen (PG) 4:05 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

Frozen (PG) 12:45 p.m., 6:40 p.m. Frozen in 3D (PG) 3:30 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

Frozen (PG) 11:15 a.m., 1:35 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:25 p.m.

Sleigh Rides at Chautauqua

First Friday Lunch Bunch 11a.m. Audubon Nature Center www.jamestownaudubon.org 716-569-2345

January 5 Winter Concert Series – Rock-Old School vs. New 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Chautauqua Music Store https://sites.google.com/site/annuallocalmusiciansmemorial/winter-series 814-670-9159 kmesler74@gmail.com

Frozen in 3D (PG) 1:05 p.m., 6:40 p.m. The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (PG-13) 4:30 p.m. The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug in 3D (PG-13) 1:15 p.m., 8:00 p.m. Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) 1:15 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Grudge Match (PG-13) 1:10 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (PG-13) 1:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 8:50 p.m., 11:55 p.m.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) 1:15 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

Anchorman 2: the Legend Continues (PG-13) 11:15 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:35 p.m., 11:59 p.m.

Dunkirk Movieplex 8 10520 Bennett Road Dunkirk, NY 14048 (716) 366-2410

Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) 11:15 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:40 p.m., 11:59 p.m.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (R) 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 11:20 p.m.

Walking with Dinosaurs (PG) 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m.

The Wolf on Wall Street (R) 1:00

Walking with Dinosaurs in 3D (PG) 1:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.

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Chautauqua Lake Central School Now Accepting Registrations For Winter Swimming Pool Programs

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Flory Joins JCC Music Faculty

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lishers, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music adult, who must stay to program meets will be Contributed Article ing on March 29. in the United States, supervise but need not recorded the following Neil Flory has been CLCS Swim & Dive Club is swim. Registration is day, so use of the pool named assistant profes- and the College Music for students in grade sor and coordinator of Society. open to individuals or will begin the followRegistrations are be3 or older who meet music at Jamestown An active composer to families (up to four ing week. ing accepted at Chau- the minimum skill Community College. and poet, Dr. Flory swimmers each evetauqua Lake Central requirements listed If there is sufficient ning). Dr. Flory served previ- has composed works School for Saturday on the registration demand, both evemorning Swimming form. It will meet after Registration forms for ning programs will be ously as a music faculty that have been performed across the U.S. member at Central Lessons and afterschool on Tuesdays all programs are at offered again in the as well as in Europe, Washington Universchool Swim & Dive and Wednesdays, www.clake.org.Locate spring, with registraClub, in addition to starting January 15 the Swimming Pool tions due by 4 p.m. on sity, Del Mar College, South America, Asia, Mexico, and Canada. and Luther College. two public swimming and ending with a link on the left side of Fri. April 11. Dr. Flory has crepool programs for swim meet on March the home page. Forms Questions? Please use After earning an ated over 80 acoustic adults and families. 20. are also in each school the Contact Us butassociate’s degree and electro-acoustic All the programs will The Adult Pool Prooffice and in the litera- ton in the lower left at Edison Commucompositions and his begin in January. For gram for ages 18 and up ture rack at the main nity College, Dr. Flory work is published curcorner of the home each program, regis(center) entrance to the page at www.clake.org. obtained a bachelor’s will be held on Tuesrently by Jomar Press, trations must be reschool building. degree at the Universi- Cimarron Music Press, days, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Or speak with Pool ceived in the District starting January 14. If sufficient registraCoordinator Michaelle ty of Central Florida, a and Tuba-Euphonium Office by 4 p.m. on master’s degree at the Aquatic Exercise class tions are not received Alonge, 753-5800, Press. Fri. Jan. 10. Checks will be taught, and two in the District Office ext. 1109.Calls may be University of Florida, will not be cashed lanes will be available by the announced directed to voice mail. and a doctorate at the His poetry has apuntil that date. No for lap swimmers. deadline, the program Please leave a message. University of Texas at peared in journals such as Alternative Press payments are accepted Austin. The Family Swim Pro- will be canceled and For questions about Magazine and Mind at the pool. payments returned. If renting the pool or Dr. Flory is a member Matters Review and gram will be held on Swimming Lessons Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 each program runs, other facilities, call the of the Society of Com- several of his poems are for students in p.m., starting January additional registrations Community Relations posers, Inc., American have been set to music. Kindergarten or older. 15. One lane will be may be accepted after Office, 753-5802. Society of Composers, Half-hour lessons will available for lap swim- the deadline as space For recorded pool meet on Saturday allows.Registrations mers. Swimmers ages information, call mornings, starting 12 and under must be for evening programs for all your community news January 25 and endreceived on the day the the Swimming Pool accompanied by an www.starnewsdaily.com Hotline, 753-5919. JCC

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Jefferson Middle School Art Club Encourages Creativity Contributed Article tie dye t-shirts with

their club logo. “I really love art,” Jefferson Middle said Jefferson Middle Schools has a new Art School eighth grade Club that encourages student Grace Arstudent creativity dur- rance. “The tie dye ing the after school project was so fun hours. With the help and messy. We got of advisor and art to be really creative teacher, Lisa Corey, with our designs. Art club members recent- is really important ly used their knowlfor kids to experiedge of color theory ence because it gives by mixing cyan, maus an opportunity to genta and yellow to express ourselves in a create individualized, different way.” JPS

Back row: I'ishah Rodriguez, Ashely Sena, Aubin Barber, Allison Tillburg, Sarah Marucci, teacher Lisa Corey, Anna Burt and Elise Jones. Front row: Summer Dracup, Emma Minavio, Sophie Schweiger, Grace Arrance and Veronica Hanson

The Art Club, which meets once a week for about an hour has created many projects. They have painted a mural, designed jewelry and worked with clay. The club is currently selling rainbow loom pencils for a fundraiser and working on the divider pages for the school yearbook. “I think that the Art Club is great!” said Mrs. Corey. “Students

take art class every other year for only 13 weeks. Art Club provides more experience in art and we are able to do things that are not possible in the class due to enrollment or materials. It lets students know that art is valued and their creativity is encouraged. We hope to have an exhibit featuring the student’s work in the future.”


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Keeping the Faith

Simpsons! And this is the problem…unrealistic expectations. We can get ourselves into a bad way when Music we begin to compare es, our real family with usic some imagined model of "perfect peace and r love." Disappointy ment with the way ks things are can lead to Rev. Michael frustration. FrustraU.S. Lokietek tion can lead to a bad e, Family Church Fredonia attitude and a bad sia, fcfredonia.org attitude can lead to da. arguments and hurt Dear Pastor, it seems feelings. Not good! tic that every time my ic family gets together, Fear not…God has an his we end up arguing. I answer to this situation. 1 Corinthians ur- am so dreading the 13:1-8, better known ess, holidays. as the love chapter, ress, While this is a very tells us that no matter ium tough dilemma, be what we are facing, assured… God has when we make our an answer for you! decisions based on such Let me begin with the love, we will never s obvious. Family can fail. Part of walking nd be a potential hotbed in God's kind of love nd of arguments, past includes "not seekms hurts, and unresolved ing their own." Most usic. issues. It seems that arguments happen the very things that when each person build family together- is trying to get their ness can sometimes way or "win" an lead to division and argument. Unfortuconf lict and strife. nately, when someone While it would be wins, someone loses. wonderful if we all And this can lead to had a family like the the ultimate loss… TV family, the Waly tons, more often than the relationship. The question you must y not, it’s more like the ask yourself is "do I b perie are hat n the . ow and

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want to be right or do I want to be happy?" Is it worth having an argument about politics with family that you may see only a few times a year? Isn't it more loving to be quiet and maintain the family peace? As a Pastor, I hear a lot of these situations at this time of year. My spiritual counsel to my f lock always includes a few recommendations on handling these situations. First, don’t wait till you’re already in the situation. Prepare ahead to keep your spiritual bank account full! Keeping in prayer and reading your Bible daily is like making a deposit into the account. When a situation arises, you'll have something to pull from in order to walk in love. Galatians 6:8-10 tells us that if we sow good works, we will eventually reap good works if we do not lose heart! Next week…more holiday!

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Rev. Tim Stahlman Family Church Jamestown fcjamestown.org

Last week we discussed the historical and illustrative importance of the day of Pentecost. Pentecost originated in the Old Testament as a festival to celebrate the harvest of wheat. That helps us understand why God chose to pour out the Holy Spirit on that day: It is an endowment of power to bring in a harvest of souls. There is much confusion about the events of that day as recorded in the 2nd chapter of Acts. Acts 2:1, 4 says, “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come…they were all fi lled with Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.” So many Christians ignore this verse and do not rightfully divide this chapter of scripture because they get nervous about the “tongues business.” On the subject of tongues I believe that there is a ditch on both sides of the road. The fi rst ditch that

people fall into is by believing that tongues aren’t for today and it was only a fi rst century doctrine. This includes believing that tongues “ceased” and trying to use 1 Corinthians 13:8 to verify that claim. That is foolish. The ditch on the other side of the road is to believe that a person must speak in tongues to be saved. This ditch also includes the excesses that are found in many Pentecostal churches when a church service on a Sunday morning is fi lled with the entire congregation speaking in tongues. 1 Corinthians 14:23 says, “If therefore the WHOLE CHURCH comes together into one place and all speak with tongues and there come in those that are UNLEARNED or UNBELIEVERS, will they not say you are mad?” When a church gets into excess and becomes bent on building their services around tongues they will miss an opportunity to reach the lost and teach the unlearned. But look what 1 Corinthians 14:39 says, “Wherefore, covet to prophesy and DO NOT FORBID SPEAKING IN TONGUES.” Obviously the Bible is telling us that there are

boundaries when understanding tongues. So what is “tongues” and what does it have to do with the Holy Spirit? We know that it must be connected to the fi lling of the Holy Spirit because of Acts 2:4, “And they were all fi lled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.” When it is says, “… as THE SPIRIT GAVE THEM UTTERANCE” that means that they couldn’t have gotten this experience from anywhere else. So you could say that tongues is an utterance from the Holy Spirit. Acts 10:44-46 says, “While Peter yet spoke these words the Holy Spirit fell on them which heard the Word. And the Jewish believers were astonished…because that on Gentiles also was poured out the GIFT of the Holy Spirit. For they heard them SPEAK WITH TONGUES and magnify God.” How did the Jews know that these people got fi lled? They heard them speak with tongues. So what was tongues, by defi nition, to these people? It was the initial evidence of receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit. However, it shouldn’t be the only evidence!

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a Constant state of Change

We can choose to either embrace change Contributing Writer or fight change. Based As the earth’s northern on the nature of life as presented so far, hemisphere changes change is inevitable. from fall to winter and the calendar year As women, change comes to a close, now defi nes us as we travel is a perfect opportuthrough the female cynity to reflect over cle of maiden, mother, last year’s events and queen and crone. The develop a plan for the evolution of a female new year. It’s time to involves continuous review what went well, changing throughout discard what didn’t, her life. As a maiden, learn from our mislike the spring time, takes, and grow new she is abundant with seeds and ideas for the life, dreams, hopes upcoming year. Unless and energy. She is we choose to remain thirsty and hungry for stagnant and resist the growth, knowledge evolution of the world and new experiences. around us, this pattern From spring into sumof growth, change and mer, a woman begrowth is a natural comes a mother as she progression of life that gives birth to the seed we must learn to trust planted in spring. She and have faith in. nurtures, care takes, and gives endlessly to Life continuously everyone other than evolves and should herself. Once her job not remain static. as a mother is comIt’s always changing. plete, summer changes Jobs change, signifiinto fall and a conficant others change, dent queen emerges. relationships change, The queen knows children change and herself, has something as human beings, to offer and truly we change. We can changes into the machange our looks, ture monarch butterfly change our views, change our beliefs and that she envisioned as a young maiden. When change our attitudes. By Dodi Kingsfield

the queen can give no more and the winter air settles, a wise woman becomes crone, acting as consultant and teacher of her wisdom learned throughout the seasons. A woman cannot resist these changes that nature has in store for her, so she must fully embrace each season as it presents itself to her. She must experience each season to its fullest, learning and changing as she grows into the next phase of her womanhood. It’s for these instinctual reasons that women seem to process and accept change much faster than their counterparts. As women, we expect change to happen and if it doesn’t, we make sure it does. Think of the adolescent girl, the rebellious teenager, the pregnant mother and the menopausal woman. Every one of these women is at the pinnacle of change for the season of her life and every one of these women must persevere through the ups and the downs, the chal-

lenges and rewards, and the lessons she must learn before progressing to the next phase of womanhood. So at this time of year, as winter comes on strong and the holidays are almost over, it’s time to close the book on 2013 and grow into the next season of change. Spend the next few cold dark months thinking about the spring season and the upcoming year and identify what things you would like to do differently or accomplish this year. Take one more step toward that retirement plan, apply to that college you’ve always wanted to go to or buy that new car you’ve been eyeing up all summer. Create a plan to ask out the new boy at school or make that career change you’ve been contemplating. You can either wait for the change to happen or make it happen. As a woman, you get to decide. Womanhood, it’s a constant state of change. But then, we already know that.

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Herbert Maddox, Brocton John S. Niedbalski Sr., Hamburg Robert G. Wilhelm, Jamestown Jerome W. Block, Salamanca Madelene L. Frentz, Cattaraugus

December 30

Marie T. McKinney, Jamestown Regaldo A. Soto, Ripley Norman J. Peters, December 26 Lucille M. Wells, Fredonia Gowanda Donald Ferguson, Shirley A. Livermore, Lakewood Randolph Kenneth S. Draggett, Gary L. Lawson, Fredonia Gowanda Jack A. Brown, Greenhurst Jon K. Nordine, Jamestown Mary Ann Coulter, James H. Murphy, Silver Creek Frewsburg

December 27

Bruce M. Dean, Irving Edward W. LeBarron Sr., Westfield Vincent Joy Sr., Jamestown Betty June Rudd, Lakewood Mabel Jean Lear, Jamestown

December 28

Virgil Seneca, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Ronald G. DeVore, Collins Frances A. Freay, Mayville Gerald R. Miller, Celoron Gary L. Sutter, Forestville

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Arthur S. Wahlstrom, Jamestown Elizabeth A. Butler, Fairport Mary Ann Patti, Buffalo

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Jamestown elks Host aspire Christmas dinner

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Over 30 members of Jamestown Elks Lodge #263 prepared and served 270 free turkey dinners to individuals with disabilities and their families associated with Aspire, Inc. recently at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Jamestown. The lodge prepared over 22 turkeys and donated $1,200 to Aspire, Inc. to buy gifts for all. Other donations included: Lakewood Rod and Gun Club $500, Byrne Dairy, milk, McDonalds Corp., coupons for ice cream and orange drink, Jamie Henderson and Randy Graham, band music and Maplevale Farms, two large turkeys. Lodge members baked and donated 30 dozen cookies. Elk member Bill Rollinger was Santa Claus and passed out gifts to all. “I am proud that the Jamestown Elks have been doing this wonderful event for over 50 years,” said Walter

Exalted Ruler. “This event is very heartwarming for both our Elk’s members and the Aspire clients.” “The Jamestown Elks is such a generous organization for providing this annual Christmas Party for over 50 years. They bring joy to so many people and it is such a privilege for Aspire Western New York to collaborate with them for this event,” said Gail Saunders, Aspire Home Services Director. “We appreciate this organization and their generous support at Christmas and throughout the year.” The annual dinners were begun 57 years ago in l956 in collaboration with the Easter Seal organization and were the original idea of Fran Johnson, Kay Parker and Kay Crossley, widow of the late (l959) Elk Exalted Ruler and local attorney Howard Crossley. The association with Aspire, Inc. began about 30 years ago.

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a grand day for telecommunications Contributed Article Commerce. After the

official ribbon cutting ceremony was held, visitors enjoyed some holiday refreshments The Telecommunicaand guided tours. tions Museum of Fredonia recently celebrated The event was held their grand re-opening to officially open the new location of the and ribbon cutting at Telecommunications an official ceremony held on Saturday, Dec. Museum of Fredonia 7 at 10 a.m. The grand at 44 Temple Street re-opening was held in in downtown Fredonia, next door to the conjunction with the DFT Communications village of Fredonia’s Miracle on Main Street Corporate Offices. The new location offers event. Taking part in a much larger space the ceremony were several board members to display all of the and officers of the Mu- artifacts showcasing the history of telecommuniseum, village officials, Mayor Steve Keefe and cations in the Dunkirk Guy Ditonto, Director and Fredonia area as well as the region. Adof Member Services ditionally, visitors will for the Chautauqua fi nd more interactive County Chamber of Telecommunications Museum of Fredonia

displays, large screen televisions with recorded history and tutorials, and a larger and more informational timeline. The timeline highlights special dates and events of the history of telecommunications and relates it to other events happening in the country/world during that same time period. After the grand opening event, the Telecommunications Museum then hosted “Telegrams to Santa” from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. as a participant in the Miracle on Main Street event. Children were invited to stop in to the museum and send a telegram directly to Santa at the North Pole

asking for those very special items they wanted for Christmas. More than 25 telegrams were sent and several area children and their parents enjoyed this unique opportunity. This is the fourth year the museum has participated in this holiday tradition. There were smiles throughout the morning as “Elf Doreen” made sure that Santa received each and every child’s special telegram. The Telecommunications Museum of Fredonia invites all area residents, organizations and community members to come take a stroll down memory lane at 44 Temple

learn about Beekeeping Basics at audubon Contributed Article ance of millions of bees. Audubon Center and Sanctuary

Perhaps you’ve considered doing something about this disturbing You already know that situation by becoming a one-third of our food beekeeper yourself. and much of our clothIf so, you’ll want to paring are made possible by bees, butterfl ies and ticipate in the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s other pollinators. Beekeeping Basics You also know that the Workshop on Saturday, world’s bee population January 18, 2014. is being seriously threatFrom 10 a.m. to noon ened by the sometimes unexplained disappear- you will get an overview of the basics of beekeep-

ing from beekeepers Dennis and Laura Lamonica. They will describe the equipment you need to start a beekeeping operation as well as present information about honeybees and the care they require. The Lamonicas have been beekeeping for several years. They and their hives have braved bears, weather and disease. They have

a wealth of experience and knowledge to share. Bees need to be ordered in January, so now is the time to find out what you will need to begin. The program will lead into a beekeeping series planned by the Cornell Cooperative Extension this spring that will walk beekeepers through their first year of beekeeping. Continued on page 14


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Members To Present Favorite Images At Chautauqua County Audubon Photo Club Genealogical Society to Host Research Seminar

Contributed Article Audubon Center and Sanctuary

Three members sharing their favorite images will be the program kicking off the new year at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting. On Thursday, January 9, Arlene Bonnett, Suzette Paduano and Bill Smith will present and talk about some of their favorite photographs and how they were taken. At the 6:30 p.m. meeting, they will describe how the shots were approached and techniques used. The “member favorite images” is a great way to get to know the members and their interests. Photo subjects include a wide variety of subjects such as animals, birds, flowers, people, macro, landscapes and even alternative old-time photo processes. “Toning an Image” and “Holiday Lights Bokeh” are the themes for the Project Time that follows the speakers, building on November’s tech

Contributed Article Chautauqua County Genealogical Society

The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society is hosting a seminar focusing on researching Family History on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The event will help people learn more about various free, online resources that can be used when researching their own family history. It will also provide important things to know when doing online research. Featured speakers include research specialist Rhonda Konig from the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library and Norman Carlson from the Fenton Historical Society in Jamestown. Member Arlene Bonnett will be a speaker at the Jamestown Audubon Nature The daylong event will be run from 9:30 a.m. to Photography Club meeting on Thursday, January 9. Shown here is her photograph of the Celoron lighthouse. 4 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk on April 26 and will include morning refreshments and talk topics presentation. where the natural light Club exhibits. Toning can be done in- didn't go. The Jamestown Audu- a lunch buffet. The cost is $25 per person and seating is limited. Reservations are requested by camera or in the digital A social time follows the bon Nature PhotograApril 1. For more information or to register, call darkroom. Bokeh, program and will include phy Club meets at the Walter Sedlmayer at (716) 679-7936, email walmeaning the appearsome members’ photogAudubon Center and ance, or "feel," of out-of- raphy books to peruse. Sanctuary at 1600 Riv- ters.ed@hotmail.com, or visit www.chautgen.org. focus areas of an image, erside Road, one-quarVisitors are asked to 2014, continued from page 1 here uses a cutout in ter mile east of Route front of the lens to turn pay $5 that can be Reed vs. Robertson 62 between Jamestown, Locally, one of 2014’s applied toward the out-of-focus holiday top congressional races will be watched closely New York, and Warannual membership lights into shapes. is expected to feature not only locally but ren, Pennsylvania. of $30 if application is incumbent Republican nationwide, with the Flash compensation made by the next meet- Contact Club president Tom Reed of CornRothenberg Political and balancing flash ing. Among the benefits Suzette Paduano at ing being challenged Report having identiwith existing natural of membership are dis- (716) 763-9492 or suby Democrat Martha fied it as one of the top lighting are the topics counts on photography zettepaduano@yahoo. House races to watch for the technical “Cam- classes, special gifts and com for more informa- Robertson of Dryden. in the Middle Atlantic era Corner” part of Robertson has reportgiveaways from spontion, or visit the Club portion of the country. the meeting. Fill-flash sors, field trips, and the blog at http://jasphoto- edly raised close to supplements the exist$300,000 to challenge Other elected officials right to show photos at club.wordpress.com. ing light and so fills in Reed in the race for who are expected to Congress in New York's seek re-election include beekeeping basics, continued from page 5 23rd District, which in- Governor Andrew cludes Chautauqua and Cuomo, State Senator Cost of the workshop is stownaudubon.org/. Located at 1600 River- story building houses Cattaraugus counties. Catherine Young and $16; $12 for Friends of side Road, one-quarter the Blue Heron Gift Audubon education proThe Reed vs. RobertState Assemblyman the Nature Center. mile east of Route 62 Shop and a collection grams are made possible son battle may be the Andrew Goodell. between Jamestown, of live fish, reptiles, and With a limited class size, in part through funding only competitive conNew York, and Waramphibians. One of the The tentative dates for reservations are required from the Carnahan Jackmost visited exhibits is gressional campaign in voters to head to the by Monday, January 13, son Foundation, the Jes- ren, Pennsylvania, Western New York this polls in 2014 for federal Liberty, a non-releas2014, by calling (716) sie Smith Darrah Fund, the Audubon Center year since Brian Hig& Sanctuary has over able bald eagle.  races are June 24 for 569-2345, emailing the Holmberg Foundafive miles of beautiinfo@jamestownaudution, the Hultquist FounFor more information, gins and Chris Collins the primary elections are not expected to face and November 4 for the bon.org, or clicking on dation, and the Johnson fully maintained trails call (716) 569-2345 any serious challenge on a 600-acre wetland general election. the link under Program Foundation. or visit http://jamefor another term. preserve. Its threeListing at http://jamestownaudubon.org/


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Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, will be the featured speaker at the 33rd Annual Induction Banquet of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame on February 17th at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. “We are excited to have Sharon as the guest speaker for our induction dinner,” said Randy Anderson, CSHOF president. “The impact of Jackie Robinson on the game of baseball and race relations in America cannot be overstated. To have Sharon reflect on her experiences growing up as Jackie’s daughter will be a special opportunity for our county. Her appearance will add a special touch to the induction of Vincent Calarco, Geza Farkas, Dan Lunetta, Cindy Miller, Al Muck, Tom Prechtl, Tom Priester and Jack Wigley.” Sharon Robinson captivated readers with her memoir Stealing Home, her recounting of growing up in the public eye, and Jackie's Nine, a book for young readers about the nine heartfelt, hard-won values that helped her father, Jackie Robinson, achieve his goals. Her photographic biography for children, Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America received rave reviews. Her fiction novels include Safe At Home and Slam Dunk! Her first picture book, Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson honors her extraordinary father's memory with her warm, graceful storytelling In addition to her writing career, Ms. Robinson is an educational consultant for Major League Baseball. In this capacity, she oversees school and com-

and Canada. Prior to joining Major League Baseball, Ms. Robinson had a 20-year career as a nurse-midwife and educator. She taught at such prestigious universities as Yale, Columbia, Howard and Georgetown. In addition to her work in midwifery, she directed the PUSH for Excellence program from 1985 to 1990 and was a fund-raiser for The United Negro College Fund and A Better Chance. Ms. Robinson is Vice Chairman of the Jackie Robinson Foundation and Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball serves on the boards for the Roberto legend Jackie Robinson, will speak at Clemente Sports City Complex in the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Carolina, PR, Metropolitan Opera, induction ceremony in February. (Submitted Photo) Urban America, and Omnicom Diversity Committee. Sharon Robinson received her Bachelor's degree from Howard University in 1973 and her Master's degree from Columbia University in 1976. She went on to receive a post-Master's Certificate in Teaching from the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Robinson has honorary degrees from Medaille College (1998), Dowling College (2004), and Monmouth College (2005). The CSHOF induction banquet on February 17 at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club will begin with a hospitality session at 5:00 p.m. followed munity-based educational programs. Breaking Barriers, In Sports, In Life is by dinner at 6:30. the department's core program; it is a The official ticket distribution sites are national character education program Fredonia Food Mart on Temple Street designed to empower students with in Fredonia, Calarco’s Restaurant on strategies to help them face obstacles Market Street in Westfield, plus Jamein their lives. The message is delivered stown Cycle Shop on Harrison Street by examining the values demonstrated and the Chautauqua Sports Hall of in the lives of Jackie Robinson and Fame on Third Street, both in Jamemany of today's baseball stars; since stown. Tickets can also be ordered by its inception in 1997, the program has phoning Chip Johnson at 485-6991. reached over fourteen million children The price per ticket is $50. CSHOF across the United States, Puerto Rico, members receive a $5 discount.

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Well that was a regular season for the ages, wasn’t it? From the very first game of the season (Peyton Manning’s seven touchdown performance against Super Bowl champion Baltimore) to its very last (Philadelphia holding off Dallas for the NFC East title) the National Football League gave us Continued on pg 29


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Self-Proclaimed Expert Picks: Wild Card Weekend

By Stefan Gestwicki Star Sports Editor

Last week vs. spread: 12-4 Season vs. spread: 82-49-6 (.625) Last week straight picks: 12-4 Season straight picks: 82-54-1 (.602) Is there anything better than playoff football? All four games this weekend are must-see TV, so order a couple pizzas, make yourself comfortable and enjoy the show. Or just read this article, because I’m on an unparraled hot streak with my picks so I feel pretty confident of what is going to happen this weekend and beyond.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (11-5) at INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (11-5)

This is a fun matchup between two very dangerous teams in the AFC that are already being written off in most major conversations about the conference. All the talk is already about a potential Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady AFC championship game. While that would certainly be awesome, these two teams are in the playoffs for a reason: they’re darn good. The Chiefs have a defense that can flat-out win them games. Their pass rush is among the best in the league when healthy and causes quick decisions, poor throws and turnovers. The offense has shown flashes and Jamaal Charles might just be the best offensive weapon in the NFL. Alex Smith has had a very ho-hum type of season, but he’s always been the type of quarterback that won’t lose you games. The lack of a vertical passing game has and will continue to be this team’s weakness. Kansas City travels pretty well as evidenced by its 6-2 road record this year. There isn’t much playoff experience on the roster, which could be a concern. It’s hard to think of the Colts and not think they’re all about second-year quarterback Andrew Luck, but the defense has been hot lately. It’s a unit that has really stuffed opposing running games lately, but it’s not exactly a unit that takes that ball away a ton. This

The defense is still elite. There are Pro Bowl-caliber players at nearly every position on the San Francisco defense and it’s hard to imagine how you’d design a gameplan to attack them. It’s a team that went 6-2 on the road (with one of those losses coming in notoriously difficult Seattle) so Jim Harbaugh and his boys won’t be Philadelphia Eagles running back Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver intimidated by the scene. They also LeSean McCoy is the key cog in the A.J. Green has emerged as one of have a ton of playoff experience from Eagles high-powered offense. (AP the truly elite players in the NFL. (AP their run last year. It’s a team that’s Photo/Matt Slocum) Photo/Scott Boehm) hungry for a championship. a new kicker. Those are recipes for has all the makings of a ball-control The Packers, despite being a divitype game. Luck has been a drastically disaster in the playoffs. different quarterback at home than on Chip Kelly overcame some obstacles sion champion, are something of a wild card in the NFC picture. the road, so you can bet he’s happy to this year and has his Eagles soaring be playing in the dome. Donald Brown high at the right time. Barely beating With Aaron Rodgers and Randall commentary has emerged as a fairly reliable running a Romo-less Cowboys team shouldn’t Cobb back in the offensive mix, they can score with the best of them. back, but because of the price the Colts matter too much. They won and paid for Trent Richardson, the team that’s all that matters. Now the high- Cobb, along with James Jones and still seems obligated to give T-Rich his octane offense led by Nick Foles and Jordy Nelson can create matchup problems all over the field. The fair share of carries. That might come LeSean McCoy is ready for the big back to bite them as Brown has been stage. DeSean Jackson looks like the emergence of Eddie Lacy has given the better back. player he was three or four years ago, the team the balance it so desperwhich is a scary thought for opposing ately needed over the last few years. Both of these teams have the nodefenses. Really is there any way the The defense, on the other hand, is one-believes-in-us factor. The winunpredictable at best. Without Clay Saints can stop the Eagles? Maybe ner of this game almost certainly Foles’ now-famous heaves will finally Mathews, who recently had another has to go to Denver next week, thumb surgery, the team lacks a end up in the mitts of a defender but all focus is on the task at hand. instead of his intended target. Maybe. steady pass rusher. The Packers will PICK VS. SPREAD: Chiefs (+2). lean on guys like second-year pro STRAIGHT PICK: Chiefs. Eagles fans are going to be absolute- Nick Perry, but he’s no Claymaker. ly nuts on Saturday night. They’re NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (11-5) at The Packers know what it takes to going to make life miserable for win in the playoffs, the question is PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (10-6) Drew Brees and the Saints offense. whether they have what it takes. This is the worst possible matchup This has blowout written all over for the Saints. Three weeks ago it This rematch of last year’s playoff looked like the Saints would be sitting it. PICK VS. SPREAD: Eagles (-3). classic promises to be one of the out the first round of the playoffs and STRAIGHT PICK: Eagles. better games of the weekend. It’s the awaiting their second-round foe in SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (12-4) at only game in which the road team is the comforts of New Orleans. Now favored. PICK VS. SPREAD: 49ers GREEN BAY PACKERS (8-7-1) they not only have to play, but have (-3). STRAIGHT PICK: 49ers. Despite barely having a winning to travel to the blustery conditions record, the Packers will get to host the SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (9-7) at and ruthless fans that await in Philly. defending NFC champion 49ers on CINCINNATI BENGALS (11-5) Sunday afternoon. Lambeau Field is The Saints aren’t just not-as-good on I heard an analyst on ESPN say that the road, they’re actually a bad football perhaps the most famous of harsh clithe Bengals scored over 40 points in mates in the NFL and Sunday’s game team with a 3-5 road record in 2013. five straight home games this year. For as much flack as Peyton Manning shouldn’t be an exception. That is a ton of points, especially takes for not being able to play in the The 49ers have found a perfect balwhen you consider the Bengals’ elements, Drew Brees somehow gets ance on offense. Colin Kaepernick reputation is more about their stingy off the hook. The footing is sure to be isn’t asked to do to much, though he’s defense than their dynamic offense. far worse than the Saints are used to, single-handedly ruined the Packers The Chargers caught every break which could help neutralize superstar the two times he’s faced them in his it needed last week, including a tight end Jimmy Graham. The Saints career. Frank Gore had yet another bizarre missed call on a missed field defense is much improved from years 1,000 yard season for the 49ers and goal attempt, to sneak into the playpast, but it’s still not great and the Anquan Boldin and Michael Craboffs. They immediately became that Eagles present a very unique challenge. tree have complimented each other team that no one wanted to play. The Saints also have been experiment- nicely over the last few weeks since ing with their offensive line and have Crabtree returned from his injury. Continued on pg 29


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WiLD CARD WEEkEND, CONTiNuED fROM PAgE 28 The Chargers are all about offense. Philip Rivers has played like a man possessed this season and would garner some MVP consideration if Peyton Manning didn’t exist. He’s developed an uncanny repoire with rookie wide receiver Keenan Allen. Running back Ryan Mathews has stayed healthy and put up over 1,200 yards on the ground for the

Chargers. And how excited do you think Antonio Gates is to finally be back in the playoffs? Unfortunately the Chargers defense doesn’t give the team a real good chance to compete in the playoffs. San Diego might be able to score 30 points, but chances are good that it’ll give up 40. The Bengals have an unusual offense. Andy

Dalton is consistently criticized for not being the kind of quarterback that can win a Super Bowl. Actually, the comparison to Joe Flacco is an easy one to make. I forget, has Flacco won a Super Bowl? Dalton has one of the greatest talents in the league in wide receiver A.J. Green and the teams’ two-headed rushing attack of BenJarvus Green-Ellis and

Giovani Bernard is a classic slash-and-dash combo. Marvin Jones has emerged as a reliable No. 2 target on the outside and the team has two nice tight ends. Of course, the Bengals real strength comes from the front seven on defense. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict led the league in tackles and Michael Johnson and Carlos Dunlap make up a great 1-2 punch at the

defensive end position. And this is without their best defensive player, tackle Geno Atkins, who was lost to an injury early in the year. It’s a unit that could certainly make life miserable for Rivers and Co. This game has the biggest spread of any of the opening weekend’s playoff games. That’s probably because of the Chargers’ extreme luck

just to get into the playoffs and the Bengals’ perfect 8-0 record at home. Look for A.J. Green to not just take over this game, but put up a historic performance. Of course, I might just be hopeful as the Bengals were my preseason Super Bowl pick. PICK VS. SPREAD: Bengals (-7). STRAIGHT PICK: Bengals.

behind Indianapolis’ Robert Mathis. Quinn also forced seven fumbles, recovered two and scored a touchdown. While he had .5 less sacks, Quinn’s sacks accounted for 145 yards worth of loss, compared to just 121 for Mathis. An argument could easily be made for Mathis, too, but I can’t ignore Quinn. No one will be able to in the next few years when he’s dismantling offensive lines and burying quarterbacks. Runnersup: Mathis, Greg Hardy, Luke Kuechly, Richard Sherman. OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers. This is as close to a no-brainer as it gets. Lacy not only put up very good numbers (284 carries, 1,178 yards, 11 touchdowns) as a rookie, but he did most of that damage against stacked boxes once Aaron Rodgers went down with the broken collarbone. His yardage total is a Packers rookie record. His 11 rushing touchdowns trailed only Marshawn

Lynch and Jamaal Charles’ 12. He also only lost one fumble all year. Lacy’s presence even allowed UB product James Starks to slide comfortably into the backup role where he’s thrived. Lacy’s blocking and pass-catching could use a little fine tuning, but for being the fourth running back taken off the board last April, Lacy was head and shoulders above the rest of the class. Runnersup: Keenan Allen, Le’Veon Bell. DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Kiko Alonso, Buffalo Bills. The fact that Alonso had littleto-no competition for this award doesn’t take away from the stellar first season he just put together. Think about their: last season the Bills defense was considered its biggest weakness. With really just the addition of Alonso, that same group of players became a top-10 unit in the NFL. The rookie middle linebacker played a lot like last year’s DROY, Carolina

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly. Alonso was third in the league with 159 tackles and added a pair of sacks, four interceptions, five passes defensed, a forced fumble and two fumbles recovered. He turned into the kind of player that offensive coaches have to gameplan for. It’s been a long time since the Bills had a linebacker like that. His skill set only has the arrow pointing up for this athletic, young linebacker with a plethora of Pro Bowls in his future. Runnersup: Sheldon Richardson, Tyrann Mathieu. COACH OF THE YEAR: Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers. Unfortunately, this award has turned into a “coach that led his team to a better record than expected” award. While that’s true with Rivera, that’s not the reason I’ve selected him. Rivera, as you might recall, was on the hot seat from the get-go in Carolina. There were a lot of people who felt he should have been

ousted after last season. After this year’s 1-2 start, fans were calling for his head. Yet Rivera not only kept his cool, but guided his team to an eight-game winning streak and a NFC South title. His team went from afterthought in the NFC to a serious contender. Rivera is responsible for building one of the league’s scariest defenses and he’s put his fate on the very capable shoulders of quarterback Cam Newton. There are a lot of worthy candidates as always, but Rivera gets the hardware. Runners-up: Bruce Arians, Chip Kelly, Andy Reid, Bill Belichick.

COMMENTARY, CONTiNuED fROM PAgE 27 thrills, spills and chills throughout these last four months. There were individual performances for the ages. There were clutch moments by unheralded players buried on the depth chart. There was Peyton Manning. So now’s the time to pick the best of the best and hand out some awards. Some are obvious. Some are controversial. Don’t like my choices? That’s okay. I don’t get to vote on the real awards anyway. MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos. There’s a chance that Manning had this award sealed up after the aforementioned seventouchdown game on that opening Thursday night. Yes, before 28 other teams even took the field for the season. Yet somehow, Manning seemed to improve over the course of the season. He broke Tom Brady’s season touchdown record. He broke Drew Brees’ season passing yardage record. His team broke the season points total record. Of course, we already

knew Manning is a great regular season quarterback. All that matters now is winning three more games and getting that second ring. Also, it’s pretty obvious that Aaron Rodgers is the most valuable player in the NFL. It’s too bad we had to realize that because he broke his collarbone. But any way you look at it, there’s no way to give the MVP to anyone but Manning after his stellar season. Runners-up: Jamaal Charles, Calvin Johnson, Philip Rivers, Tom Brady. DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Robert Quinn, St. Louis Rams. This goes against everything I stand for, but I’m picking Quinn based solely on stats as I didn’t actually see him play all year. I mean, did anyone watch the Rams this year? But Quinn, the Rams’ first-round pick in 2011, put up those kinds of numbers on one of the league’s most underrated defensive units. The defensive end was second in the league with 19.0 sacks, just .5

Stefan Gestwicki is the sports editor of the Chautauqua Star. Comments on this story of any other can be directed to stefan.gestwicki@ star-mediagroup.com.


30 loCal spoRts sCHedule Thu, Jan. 9 at Cassadaga Valley, 7:30 p.m.

girls basketball bowling

Tue, Jan. 7 at Brocton, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 10 vs. Cassadaga Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Mon, Jan. 6 at Forestville, 4:00 p.m. Wed, Jan. 8 vs. Silver Creek, 4:00 p.m.

boys basketball

bowling

boys basketball

girls basketball

Tue, Jan. 7 at Falconer, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 10 vs. Southwestern, 7:30 p.m.

boys basketball

Mon, Jan. 6 at Dunkirk, 7:30 p.m.

Tue, Jan. 7 vs. Frewsburg, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 10 at Silver Creek, 7:30 p.m.

Wrestling

Wed, Jan. 8 vs. Dunkirk, 6:00 p.m.

indoor Track and field

boys basketball

Mon, Jan. 6 vs. Brocton, 7:30 p.m.

Mon, Jan. 6 vs. Southwestern, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 10 vs. Westfield, 7:30 p.m.

bowling

Tue, Jan. 7 at Southwestern, 7:30 p.m.

boys basketball

girls basketball

bowling

boys basketball

boys basketball

boys Swimming

Tue, Jan. 7 at Falconer, 4:00 p.m. Mon, Jan. 6 at Westfield, 7:30 p.m. Wed, Jan. 8 vs. Southwestern, girls basketball Tue, Jan. 7 vs. Westfield, 7:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Mon, Jan. 6 at Dunkirk, 7:30 p.m. Tue, Jan. 7 at Fredonia, 5:00 p.m.

girls basketball

Tue, Jan. 7 at Fredonia, 7:30 p.m. Wed, Jan. 8 vs. Silver Creek, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 10 vs. Falconer, 7:30 p.m.

boys Swimming

Tue, Jan. 7 vs. Olean, 5:00 p.m. Thu, Jan. 9 vs. Franklinville, 5:00 p.m.

boys Swimming

bowling

Mon, Jan. 6 vs. Southwestern, 4:00 p.m.

Mon, Jan. 6 at Fredonia, 4:00 p.m. Wed, Jan. 8 at Frewsburg, 4:00 p.m. Mon, Jan. 6 at Maple Grove, 7:30 p.m. Thu, Jan. 9 vs. Dunkirk, 7:30 p.m.

girls basketball

Tue, Jan. 7 vs. Maple Grove, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 10 at Dunkirk, 7:30 p.m.

boys Swimming

Tue, Jan. 7 vs. Dunkirk, 7:30 p.m. Mon, Jan. 6 vs. Clymer, 6:00 p.m. Fri, Jan. 10 at Frewsburg, 7:30 p.m. Wed, Jan. 8 vs. Randolph, 4:00 p.m. bowling Wrestling Thu, Jan. 9 vs. Silver Creek, 4:00 p.m. Wed, Jan. 8 at Salamanca, 6:30 p.m. Tue, Jan. 7 vs. Dunkirk, 3:30 p.m. boys basketball Wed, Jan. 8 vs. Falconer, 3:30 p.m. Mon, Jan. 6 vs. Cassadaga Valley, 7:30 p.m. boys basketball Thu, Jan. 9 vs. at Sherman, 7:30 p.m. Wed, Jan. 8 vs. Williamsville girls basketball North, 7:30 p.m. Tue, Jan. 7 at Cassadaga Valley, 7:30 p.m. bowling Fri, Jan. 10 vs. Lancaster, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 10 vs. Sherman, 7:30 p.m. Mon, Jan. 6 vs. Brocton, 4:00 p.m. Sat, Jan. 11 vs. Orchard Park, Wrestling Wed, Jan. 8 vs. Clymer, 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Tue, Jan. 7 at Frewsburg, 6:00 p.m. Fri, Jan. 10 vs. Randolph, 4:00 p.m. girls basketball Sat, Jan. 11 at Patrick J. MoTue, Jan. 7 vs. Frontier, 7:30 p.m. boys basketball rales Tournament, TBA Mon, Jan. 6 vs. Pine Valley, 7:30 p.m. Wrestling Sun, Jan. 12 at Patrick J. MoThu, Jan. 9 vs. Ellicottville, 7:30 p.m. Wed, Jan. 8 at Frontier, 6:00 p.m. rales Tournament, TBA Fri, Jan. 10 at Falconer Tournagirls basketball Tue, Jan. 7 at Pine Valley, 7:30 p.m. ment, 5:00 p.m. Fri, Jan. 10 at Ellicottville, 7:30 p.m. Sat, Jan. 11 at Falconer Tournament, 10:00 a.m. Mon, Jan. 6 vs. Chautauqua Lake, 4:00 p.m. Wed, Jan. 8 at Forestville, 4:00 p.m.

boys basketball

Fri, Jan. 10 at Varsity Select, 4:30 p.m. Wrestling Wed, Jan. 8 at Cassadaga ValSat, Jan. 11 at 9th and 10th Grade Championships, 9:00 a.m. ley, 6:00 p.m.

girls basketball

bowling

Mon, Jan. 6 at CattaraugusLittle Valley, 7:30 p.m. Wed, Jan. 8 at Frewsburg, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 10 vs. Fredonia, 7:30 p.m.

boys basketball

Wrestling

Mon, Jan. 6 at Chautauqua Lake, 7:30 p.m. Wed, Jan. 8 at Fredonia, 6:00 p.m. Thu, Jan. 9 vs. Clymer, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 10 at Falconer Tournament, 4:00 p.m. girls basketball Tue, Jan. 7 vs. Chautauqua Lake, 7:30 p.m. indoor Track and field Fri, Jan. 10 at Clymer, 7:30 p.m. Sat, Jan. 11 at 9th and 10th Grade Championships, 9:00 a.m. Wrestling Tue, Jan. 7 at Frewsburg, 6:00 p.m. Wed, Jan. 8 vs. Maple Grove, 6:00 p.m. Fri, Jan. 10 at Patrick J. Morales Tournament, TBA Sat, Jan. 11 at Patrick J. Mobowling rales Tournament, TBA Tue, Jan. 7 vs. Frewsburg, 4:00 p.m. Wed, Jan. 8 at Jamestown, 4:00 p.m.

bowling

Sat, Jan. 11 at Fredonia State, 9:00 a.m.

Tue, Jan. 7 vs. Panama, 5:00 p.m. Thu, Jan. 9 at Olean, 5:00 p.m.

girls basketball

Tue, Jan. 7 vs. Clymer, 7:30 p.m. Mon, Jan. 6 vs. FalconerFri, Jan. 10 at Westfield, 7:30 p.m. Frewsburg, 7:30 p.m. Thu, Jan. 9 at Southwestern, 7:30 p.m.

boys basketball

boys Swimming

Thu, Jan. 9 vs. Silver Creek, 7:30 p.m.

Mon, Jan. 6 at Clymer, 7:30 p.m. Thu, Jan. 9 vs. Westfield, 7:30 p.m. Wed, Jan. 8 vs. Fredonia, 4:00 p.m.

girls basketball

Wed, Jan. 8 at Dunkirk, 4:00 p.m.

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Tue, Jan. 7 vs. Williamsville South, 5:00 p.m.

indoor Track and field Fri, Jan. 10 at Buffalo State College, 4:30 p.m.

boys basketball

Mon, Jan. 6 at Forestville, 7:30 p.m. Thu, Jan. 9 vs. West Valley, 7:30 p.m.

girls basketball

Tue, Jan. 7 vs. Forestville, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 10 at West Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Thu, Jan. 9 vs. Franklinville, 5:00 p.m.

girls gymnastics

Wed, Jan. 8 at St. Johns, 6:30 p.m.

boys basketball

Mon, Jan. 6 vs. Panama, 7:30 p.m. Thu, Jan. 9 at Brocton, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 10 at Maple Grove, 7:30 p.m.

girls basketball

Tue, Jan. 7 at Panama, 7:30 p.m. Fri, Jan. 10 vs. Brocton, 7:30 p.m.

College Sports Schedule

Wrestling

Wed, Jan. 8 at Randolph, 6:30 p.m.

Men’s ice Hockey boys basketball

Tue, Jan. 7 vs. Elmira, 7:00 p.m. Fri, Jan. 10 vs. Neumann, 7:00 p.m. Sat, Jan. 11 vs. Neumann, 3:00 p.m.

girls basketball

Fri, Jan. 10 at Oswego, 6:00 p.m. Sat, Jan. 11 at Cortland, 2:00 p.m.

Thu, Jan. 9 vs. Chautauqua Lake, 7:30 p.m.

Women’s basketball

Fri, Jan. 10 at Chautauqua Lake, Men’s basketball Fri, Jan. 10 at Oswego 8:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Sat, Jan. 11 at Cortland, 4:00 p.m.

Swimming and Diving

bowling

Sat, Jan. 11 vs. Ithaca/Nazareth. 1:00 p.m.

Mon, Jan. 6 vs. Randolph, 4:00 p.m. Wed, Jan. 8 at Brocton, 4:00 p.m. Thu, Jan. 9 at Chautauqua Lake, 4:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball

Thu, Jan. 9 at Fredonia, 7:30 p.m.

Women’s basketball

boys basketball

girls basketball

Tue, Jan. 7 at Lorain CC, 7:00 p.m. Tue, Jan. 7 at Lorain CC, 5:00 p.m.


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Knight Of The Card Table

THE SETTLERS OF CATAN: IF IT’S NOT ON YOUR SHELF, IT SHOULD BE By Sir Melvin Pistachio of the players. Official Knight of the Card Table

INTRODUCTION

Players take the role of, well, settlers on a Collectible card games, new island. The goal is role-playing games, to build roads, towns, living card games and cities and armies in this board games aren’t new land. Players can exactly ‘sports’, but trade resources, block they’re a huge passion each other’s roads and of mine and many other steal resources with the gamers. In this weekly dreaded robber. The section I’m going to basic goal is to be the review one of the many first player to earn 10 games in my menagerie victory points The Settlers of Catan is one of the most frequently of awesomeness. played games at the Pistachio house. It will be in yours too if you do yourself a favor and pick up MECHANICS This week’s game is this pillar of board game excellence. (Photo by Sir ‘Settlers’ is a diceanother that can be rolling, resource-gath- Melvin Pistachio) enjoyed by players of rolled number takes ber is rolled. Yeah, he ering, town-building varying ages, gaming the resource from the can be a real pain. masterpiece. The experience and intersupply and adds it to board is an alwaysThere are other factors ests — The Settlers of their hand. Different unique series of hexagthat come into play Catan. combinations of the five during the course of onal tiles each repreBACKGROUND senting a resource. On resources (grain, brick, the game, too. There The Settlers of Catan setup, small tiles with wool, wood and ore) is a separate deck of was designed by numbers (2-12, but not are needed to build dif- specialty cards that Klaus Teuber and 7) are then distributed ferent structures. can be purchased with published by Mayto each resource tile. There is no seven on resources. These develfair Games. It won Players take turns the board, but statistiopment cards include the Spiel des Jahres placing settlements cally speaking, it should soldiers (which can (Germany’s Game of on the board at the be the most frequently move the robber), free the Year — one of the intersections of the rolled number during roads, free resources, top accomplishments resource tiles. the course of a game. etc. Bonuses are also for any game) in 1995. Once the initial On a roll of seven, awarded for largest It’s designed for three pieces have been laid, the player who rolled army and longest road. or four players, but moves the dreaded roba player’s turn starts OVERVIEW there are expansions ber. That player then with a roll of two Along with Carcasthat can increase that six-sided dice. That can steal a random sonne, which I have to five or six. The resource card from roll determines which previously reviewed, game usually takes another player’s hand. resource is produced Settlers is considered between 45-90 minThe robber also blocks that turn. Any player a pillar of board game utes to play, dependthe production of the with a settlement on a excellence. It certainly ing on the experience tile that matches that tile he’s on if that num-

lives up that reputation, too. If there is one complaint that can be filed about Settlers it’s that there is a moderate amount of luck involved. You can play the odds and build on the sixes and the eights, but sometimes the dice just don’t fall in your favor. For instance, I once played a six-player game that lasted over two hours in which the number four wasn’t rolled once. Not once. That’s the one and only time I’ve played six players. But the game is designed to be pretty even. If one player starts to pull away, the robber can be used to stop said player’s production. Players that need to catch up can trade resources with each other to even up the game. There’s even a common house rule that the robber doesn’t even enter play until either everyone has three points or one player has four points. That ensures everyone a fair chance of getting started before being stymied. There are a number of expansions for this

game. I own a few, but honestly I usually just play with the base set. The expansions are fun to throw in there once in a while, but it’s hard to improve on the genius that is the original game.

TO OWN OR NOT TO OWN

Absolutely this game needs to be owned by anyone who even remotely enjoys board games. The modular board ensures that each game will be just a little bit different (or a lot different depending on the desert) so the replay value is exceptional. It’s a great family game that children could certainly grasp. The recommended age is 12 and up, but I feel like kids as young as eight could probably do just fine. Owning the expansions is a matter of taste. If you’re going to be regularly playing with more than four players, you obviously need to get the 5-6 player expansion. Other than that, the Traders expansion is probably my favorite. But do yourself a favor and buy the base game. You won’t regret it.

Stan Lee Partner Pays Tribute To Legend On 91st Birthday Submitted Article Filsinger Games

"There are some things in life we can truly feel good about and one of them is that superhero icon Stan Lee is not only

still with us, but he's celebrating a birthday on December 28 making him 91 years young!" So says game creator Tom Filsinger as he pays tribute to his partner and childhood

influence, Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee!  Lee turns 91 on December 28.  Filsinger says Stan Lee is, "the Walt Disney of our era in terms of his amazing creative influence on

people throughout the world."  In particular Filsinger gives Lee credit for influencing his fantasy game creation, Champions of the Galaxy, a tabletop cards and dice game that is

marketed through his company Filsinger Games.  Filsinger worked with Stan Lee in 2008 on a book of political humor called "Election Daze." Lee and Filsinger promoted the

book at the New York Comic Con and other conventions.  Read Filsinger's blog about Stan Lee's 91st birthday at http:// filsingergames.com/ happy-91st-birthdayto-stan-lee/.


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temporary Blackout period For sporting licenses

Contributed Article NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

are prepared for this closure period. Hunters are encouraged to purchase remaining first-come-first-served deer management permits (DMPs) prior to the December 26 blackout period. Sporting licenses are available at nearly 1,500 locations across New York State, via telephone (1-866-9332257) and via the internet at https:// nyfgisales.appsolgrp.com/fgnyia/ html/index.jsp. For a list of license agents, visit DEC's website. "If you know of a friend or relative that is planning to hunt, fish, or trap and who may not have already purchased a sporting license, please get the word to them about the blackout period and the need to purchase their license prior to December 26," Commissioner Martens said. "While another announcement will be made when the new system is functional and licenses are available for purchase, we encourage anglers, hunters, and trappers to periodically check the DEC website for updates." Deer and bear season in Westchester County and deer season in Suffolk County will be open during at least a portion of the blackout period. Small game and waterfowl hunting seasons and many fishing seasons also remain open during this time. Hunters are required, by law, to report deer, bear, and turkey harvested pursuant to a hunting license within seven days of taking the animal. During the blackout period, hunters will not be able to report their harvest; however, they will be given a seven-day grace period to report their harvest once the new system is up and running.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced that beginning Thursday, December 26, the public will not be able to purchase hunting, fishing or trapping licenses, or secure a recreational marine fishing registration or report their harvested game. The temporary blackout period is due to a transition that DEC will undergo from the current computerized licensing system to a newly developed system and is expected to last approximately one to two weeks. "In order to transfer the most current data and transition to the new system, we need to completely shut down license sales and game harvest reporting," said Commissioner Martens. "The loss of the ability to purchase a sporting license, associated stamp or permit, register to recreationally fish in New York's marine waters or report a harvested deer or bear will be temporary and the public will be notified as soon the new system is accessible." DEC is in the transition phase to a new system for computerized sporting license issuance and game harvest reporting since the contract with the provider of the current system ends December 31, 2013 and that provider will no longer be in sporting license business. DEC's new sporting license system is part of a larger multi-agency effort in New York State to consolidate licensing systems and facilitate securing licenses in New York. Hunters, anglers, and trappers need to CALL US FOR YOUR LEAVE IT TO THE purchase their licenses, NEXT HOME stamps, and permits FOR ALL YOUR ELECTRICAL NEEDS IMPROVEMENT prior to December 26, PROJECT RESIDENTIAL 2013 in order to hunt or COMMERCIAL fish during the blackout INDUSTRIAL period. There will be FULLY LICENSED AND INSURED outreach efforts about 24-HR EMERGENCY SERVICE the blackout period so that potential anglers, WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED! hunters, and trappers 38 TEMPLE ST., FREDONIA 679.0300 | 332 FLUVANNA AVE., JAMESTOWN 338.0300

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lake erie Fishing Hotline Contributed Article NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

The public will not be able to purchase fishing licenses during the blackout period, which will last one or two weeks. The blackout period is due to the transition to a newly developed licensing system. Anglers must purchase a fishing license prior to December 26th in order to fish during the blackout period. See full Press Release for more information.

Lake Erie & Tributaries

Most of the tributaries have dropped back to fishable levels. The exception is Cattaraugus Creek, which remains high and turbid. There is a good chance the latest high water event drew fresh steelhead up into the creeks. With forecasted temperatures above freezing, it looks like a good weekend to fish the tributaries. Lake Erie steelhead commonly hit natural baits like egg sacs and worms, flies such as egg imitations, streamers and bugger patterns, and artificial lures like trout beads, minnow-type stickbaits and in-line spinners. In cold water conditions, it is best to keep drifted offerings slow and deep, as steelhead are more lethargic and hugging the bottom. It is also good to concentrate efforts during the warmest part of the day when chasing winter steelhead. For those new to steelhead fishing, see the Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries page for information on steelhead fishing equipment, locations and links to stream maps.

Wintertime steelhead (rainbow trout) caught on an egg imitation at Eighteenmile Creek. (Photo courtesy of NYS DEC)

at shore sites along Broderick Park and Squaw Island.

Chautauqua Lake

Considerable ice was lost during the warm-up. Parts of the lake are now icing back over, but should be considered unsafe at present.

ice fishing

Hopes of good early ice had been dashed, first by heavy snow and then by last weekend's warm-up. Some waters are getting close, but no word of safe ice yet. Before you head out on the ice this winter, remember that a minimum of 3 to 4 inches of solid ice (blue or black, not white) is the general rule for safety. Drilling holes or tapping with a spud bar to check ice thickness is recommended on your way out. Safety ice picks, boot cleats, a throw rope and a floatation devise are recommended safety supplies. Use good judgment and fish with a upper Niagara River Fishing has been on hold in the up- friend when possible. Those new to per river since the huge runoff event ice fishing can check the Ice Fishing earlier this week, and waters are still Basics page for more information. a bit cloudy. As waters clear, look for If you need more fishing informayellow perch action to pick back up tion or would like to contribute to the fishing report, please call or e-mail Mike Todd (716-851-7010; mttodd@ gw.dec.state.ny.us) or Jim Markham (716366-0228; jlmarkha@ gw.dec.state.ny.us). Good Luck Fishing! The fishing hotline can also be heard at (716) 679-ERIE or (716) 855FISH.


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CHAUTAUQUA STAR FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014

JCC to Host Four-week Baseball Camp

Contributed Article teur baseball in Jame-

stown. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. For more Jamestown Commuinformation, visit www. nity College is hosting USBaseballAcademy. a four-week baseball camp starting January com, or call toll-free 866-622-4487. 12. JCC head coach Dick Adams will direct U.S. Baseball Academy the program in conis keeping the holiday at spirit alive by giving esy junction with U.S. Baseball Academy. $10 from every registration to charity beginClasses are available ning December 26th. for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to Each player that regissix players per coach. ters this week will get Sessions are offered in to pick which charadvanced hitting, pitch- ity benefits from their ing, catching, fielding registration: the Jimmy and baserunning. V Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Proceeds from the Wounded Warriors, or program benefit amathe Special Olympics. U.S. Baseball Academy

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dunkirk High school pool swim schedule announced Contributed Article p.m. on 1/9, 1/14,

1/23, 1/28, 2/4, 2/6, 2/11, 2/13. The Dunkirk High • - Tuesdays and School pool has anThursdays 7:30 nounced its winter 8:30pm on 1/7, 1/16, session schedule. Events 1/21, 1/30. are as followed: • - 12 sessions - $40 for full session or $4 Evening Swim individually. • - Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 Morning Swim p.m. • - Tuesdays and • - January 6 - FebThursdays 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. ruary 12. • - January 7 - Feb• - 11 sessions - $20 ruary 13. for full session or $2 • - 12 sessions - $20 individually. for full session or $2 Deep Water Aquasize individually. • - Mondays and Learn to Swim Wednesdays 6:30 • - Classes for the fol7:30 p.m. lowingage groups: Gup• - January 6 - Febpies (beginners), Minruary 12. nows, Fish, Sharks and Dolphins (advanced). • - 11 sessions - $40 for full session or $4 • - If there is enough individually. interest, an infant/parent class and a beginAquasize ning diving class will • - Tuesdays and be offered. Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 • - The swimming DHS Pool

classes will take place on Saturday mornings, in two sessions, beginning on February 1, 2014 and ending on April 5, 2014. • - Session 1 - 9 -9:45 a.m. and will include the following classes: Guppies, Minnows, Fish, Sharks and Dolphins. • - Session 2 - 10 - 10:45am andwill include the following classes: infant/parent (if there is enough interest), Guppies, Minnows, Fish and Flying Fish (diving if there is enough interest). • - Registration will take place on Saturday morning, January 25, 2014 in the pool lobby from noon - 1:30 p.m. for Dunkirk residents and 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for all others. • - Dunkirk Residents: 1st Child $30. 2 nd Child $25 and ad-

ditional children $20. • - Non-Dunkirk Residents: 1st Child $35. 2nd Child $30 and additional children $25. • - ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE PAID IN CASH. NO CHECKS CAN BE ACCEPTED • - All classes will be fi lled on a first come first serve basis • - All parents are asked to stay in the balcony area to avoid confusion on the pool deck • - Please no food or drinks in the pool or balcony area Red Cross Lifeguard Re-certification Course • - Sunday, January 19th 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. • - Cost - $27 • - Class capped at 10 • - Contact: WSmock@Dunkirk. wnyric.org to register

winter Classic draws Biggest Hockey Crowd

and Jonathan Bernier made two saves in the heart-pounding final moments, lifting ToronA lot of winter. Very to to a 3-2 victory over little classic hockey. Detroit on Wednesday Light snow swirled in front of 105,591 fans down in the Big House, - the largest crowd to making it tough to push watch a hockey game. the puck through piles ''I was just lucky to get of the white stuff on a sheet of ice where foot- a stick on it and keep it low enough,'' Bozak ball is usually played. acknowledged. Teeth-chattering temperThe Red Wings were atures and a brisk wind not as fortunate in the were factors, too, that made the NHL's Winter closely contested specClassic much more of an tacle that was altered in a lot of ways because of event than a game. the conditions. Tyler Bozak scored the winning shootout goal ''The conditions made By Larry Lage

AP Hockey Writer

it so some of the skill in the game was eliminated,'' Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. Bernier, with a knit hat over his helmet, made 41 saves - the most in an outdoor regularseason game. The crowd surpassed the 104,173 who saw Michigan and Michigan State skate in the same football stadium known as the Big House in 2010. The game-time temperature was 13 degrees with a wind chill of zero and steady snow that didn't stop on

a windy afternoon. At the previous five Winter Classics, the average temperature was 39 degrees and the average attendance was 53,045. This one was bigger, colder and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman loved every minute of it. ''This has been a terrific day, terrific way to start the new year and a terrific way to embark upon the part of the season that's going to see five more outdoor games at the Olympic break,'' Bettman said. ''We couldn't be any

more pleased with the way things went.'' The struggling yet storied franchises did their best to put on show in the snow. ''I don't know if you would call it a gem from a pace standpoint,'' Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said. ''There was a lot of snow and a lot of things to deal with.'' Jimmy Howard had 24 saves for Detroit. After leaving the ice and the snow-covered football field, he returned minutes later when he was introduced as one

of the members of the U.S. Olympic team that will go for gold next month in Sochi. ''The points were really big for us,'' Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf said. NOTES: The Maple Leafs acquired veteran D Tim Gleason from Carolina on Wednesday in exchange for defenseman John-Michael Liles. ... The previous attendance for an NHL game was set at the first Winter Classic in 2008 when 71,217 watched the Buffalo Sabres host the Pittsburgh Penguins at Ralph Wilson Stadium.


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Familiar names make splash at national Rodeo

again this year. Another familiar name to Gerry, announcer Greg Simas, was selected Names familiar to fans of the Gerry from dozens of announcers nationVolunteer Firemen’s PRCA rodeo wide to make a first time appearmade headlines at the National Fiance as the master of ceremonies for nals Rodeo in Las Vegas last week. the Welcoming Reception prior to This ten day nationally televised the start of the NFR, where he inevent features the top 15 contestants troduced the 15 competitors in each in each of the seven rodeo events, event. He says he is “blessed” to based on their earnings over the past have had this opportunity after havyear, competing for $6,250,000 in ing announced more than 40 rodeos prize money. this past year. He is again signed to be in Gerry this coming summer. Gathering the most headlines was saddle bronc rider, Jacobs Crawley The Gerry Volunteer Fire Departfrom Stephenville, Texas, who won ment will sponsor its 70th conthe saddle bronc event in Gerry the secutive annual pro rodeo with five past two summers. Crawley came performances from July 30 through to Las Vegas ranked number five in August 2. It is the longest running Jacobs Crawley, of Stephenville, Texas, who is shown receiving his belt buckle from rodeo chairman Tom Atwell for winning the saddle bronc event at rodeo east of the Mississippi, with the world with earnings of nearly the Gerry rodeo last summer, is now World Champion in that event following more than 125 cowboys and cow$180,000, and surprised the rodeo world by capturing his first world title the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. (Submitted Photo) girls competing for $45,00 in prize 2700 mile trip from New York State and a payoff of $35,000. In addition, tanced all other bronc riders, winmoney. All proceeds benefit the ning nearly $50,000 in his first year to Las Vegas worthwhile as he made his brother, Sterling Crawley, who Gerry Volunteer Fire Department as on the professional rodeo circuit. two outstanding appearances with his they respond to more than 350 fire has also competed in Gerry, was riders winning more than $25,000 among the top 15 who qualified for and rescue calls annually. Not to be left out in the competition, dollars on his back. This honor follows Addition information is available this world-wide competition. Painted Pony Pro Rodeo, the Gerry his being named “Bareback Horse of at the rodeo website www.gerryrorodeo’s stock contractor, had one of Last year’s winner of the barethe Year” in the Professional Rough their outstanding bucking horses, back competition in Gerry, Tim deo.org. Rodeo fans wanting more Stock Series of rodeos. He bucked Shana’s Delight, chosen as one of the O’Connell of Zwingle, Iowa, was information on the National Finals in Gerry last summer and contractor Rodeo can visit www.NFR.com. top horses in the nation. This tennamed as the PRCA World Rookie Shawn Graham says he will be back year-old buckskin gelding made the of the Year in his event as he outdisContributed Article Paul Cooley

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Bills still a work in progress after 6-10 Finish By John Wawrow AP Sports Writer

y, cted on- Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon opened 2013 vows for ing to transform what he to called the franchise's ''tarn- nished'' reputation. each On Monday, Brandon closed the year with the job hav- still incomplete. deos d to Though pleased with the dir. rection the team has taken under fi rst-year general rt- manager Doug Whaley and fi rst-year coach Doug Marfive rone, Brandon expressed ugh disappointment with a ng 6-10 fi nish and the Bills th extending the NFL's longest w- active playoff drought to 14 ize seasons. nt as''I have all the faith and fire belief in (Marrone) and (Whaley) to keep continuing to get this ship pointed in e the right direction and see ro- significant progress as we ore enter 2014,'' Brandon said. als ''What we don't feel good . about is sitting here and talking to you at 6-10. And that needs to change.'' Change was the operative word last offseason, when the Bills went through a near top-to-bottom overhaul. Buffalo purged much of its

''I have all the faith and belief in (Marrone) and (Whaley) to keep continuing to get this ship pointed in the right direction and see significant progress as we enter 2014'' said Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon.

Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) slips free from New England Patriots defense Logan Ryan (26) in the second quarter of an NFL game. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

roster, and began a rebuilding plan that included drafting quarterback EJ Manuel with the 16th pick out of Florida State. The transition has yet to start paying dividends. In closing the season with a 34-20 loss at New England on Sunday, Buffalo fi nished with six wins for a third consecutive year, ended fourth in the AFC East for a sixth consecutive year, and extended its string of losing seasons to nine dating to a 9-7 fi nish in 2004. ''With youth comes inconsistency,'' Whaley said. ''So all those guys that contributed this year, we expect them to take a bigger step next year, play more consistent and be more productive.'' And that includes Manuel, who struggled with his consistency, and had his development stunted by injuries to both knees since August. Manuel missed the fi nal two

preseason games with a left knee injury. He missed four regular-season games after spraining his right knee in a 37-24 loss at Cleveland. And he then closed the year missing the fi nal two games after tearing a ligament in his left knee. Manuel finished with a 4-6 record, completed just 58.8 percent of his attempts (180 of 306 for 1,972 yards) and fi nished with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Marrone maintains confidence in Manuel, and has already informed the quarterback he'll be the team's starter entering next season. Dismissing his critics, Manuel called his rookie season a learning process. ''Obviously, you're going to have ups and downs as a rookie,'' Manuel said. ''I've had some good games, and there's a lot I can take and build from. I don't really know who's questioning

things. But as far as me, I'm just continuing to get better.'' Marrone announced he's already made one change to his staff by fi ring receivers coach Ike Hilliard because of ''a difference in philosophy.'' Hilliard, who spent 12 seasons in the NFL playing receiver, was responsible for overseeing a young group that included rookies Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin. On the personnel front, Whaley intends to make an offer in a bid to re-sign three-time Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd. And Whaley didn't rule out the possibility of using the franchise designation for a second consecutive year to retain the player's rights even if it risks the possibility of having the player miss the entire offseason as he did this past year. Byrd is open to re-signing, and also braced for possibility of the Bills retaining his rights once again.

''I'm at peace with everything. I know what to expect,'' Byrd said. ''I've gone through it once. And it'll be good. However it works, it'll be good.'' Statistically, the Bills showed improvement on several fronts. Their defense, though inconsistent in stopping the run, fi nished second in the NFL with a franchise-record 57 sacks. The defense ranked 10th in the NFL in yards allowed - the unit's best fi nish since placing second in 2004. Byrd, defensive tackle Kyle Williams and defensive end Mario Williams all earned Pro Bowl selections this year. The defense also featured linebacker Kiko Alonso, a second-round pick, who is regarded an NFL defensive rookie of the year candidate. On offense, the Bills' running attack fi nished second in the NFL with 2,307 yards - the most since 1992. Running back Fred Jackson was among numerous veterans who expressed confidence the team might finally be turning the corner. ''If you watched us play this year, you'll know that we're not the same team that we've been,'' Jackson said. ''But there's no moral victories. We know that. We know that for us to be relevant, we have to win more football games.'' NOTES: The Bills retained the rights to seven practice squad players: QB Dennis Dixon, DB Mario Butler, OTs Edawn Coughman and Jamaal Johnson-Webb, DE Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, WR Brandon Kaufman and LB Jacquies Smith. ... Whaley said he's open to re-signing PK Dan Carpenter and P Brian Moorman.


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January 3, 2014 Chautauqua Star  

The January 3, 2014 edition of the Chautauqua Star.

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